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[first column]
Established 1834.
Every afternoon except Sunday. At
[235 S. Main St?] Greenville S.C.
[?] Office ..............[234?]
[Editorial?] Rooms ..........[247?]
[Geo.R. Koester's?] private office .. [242?]
Society [Editors?] ...........[743?]
By carrier in the City:
One Year ..................[??.??]
Six Months ...............[2.??]
Three Months ..........[???]
One Month ...............[??]
By Mail:
One Year ...............[???]
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Entered at the Greenville Post Office
as mail matter of the second class.
Eastern Representative. E G. Lin-
Genstein, Inc. 112 East 13th St, New
York City
Western Representative. E.G. Lin-
Genstein, Inc. 285 Boyce Bldg. Chicago,
The Greenville Dail Piedmont will
publish brief and rational [??] of
subjects of general internal which then
are signed by their authors and are
not of a defamatory nature.
All checks and drafts and money
orders should be made payable to The
Daily Piedmont.
GEO. R. KOESTER, Publisher
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912
Rainy days are good days for
swatting flies.
Only a few weeks until the water-
melon season.
Everybody's going to [Chic's?]
Springs tomorrow.
Wonder what Mr. [Cormips] would
take for his ten votes?
June brides will be exactly one
dollar higher this year than last.
[Picking?] cotton would be good ex-
ercise for the school boys after this
One idea of a mean man is that
Minnesota pastor who stole a blind
man's wife.
Our idea of people for what to
feel sorry is the [terrible?] fame of
The strawberry preserves will be
all right after the strawberries
themselves are gone.
It has been a long time since pic-
tures of Cuba scarred the front
pages of the papers.
We don't belive that Doc Wiley
would approve of eating cucubers
and we are sure we don't.
Choosing between Wilson and
Clark will be almost like choosing
between Bryan and [Henit?]
"Hock die Norfolk" exclaims The
Charlotte Observe. We hope it will
be painless if it does come.
Mayor John P Greee of Charles-
ton is [turning here raise?] interest-
ing reading matter these days.
An exchange describes [automobile?]
racing as "throwing dice with
death." Which isn't so bad.
What has become of the old fash-
ioned [country?] school that didn't
have what is known as a "graduat-
ing class?"
We with Mr. Bryan would get him
a good job of some sort so ho
wouldn't always be worrying the
Democratic party.
[???} tan't at least be said of South
Carolina that Tom Watson, of Geor-
gia, or Marion Butler, of North Car-
olina, ever lived in it.
The Augusta Herald has an edi-
torial on "The Fly in Poetry." We
suppose it can do less harm [???]
than any where else.
That city is mighty poorly situated
where [boosters carrol arrange?] a
map showing it to be the center
of some wonderful sector.
The Atlanta Journal wants to
know what has become of the old
fashioned men who used to under
[this"?] from out of town?
The Nashville Tennesseer says
that for a child, which weighs only
nine and a half pounds that [Wilis?]
baby has made a lot of noise.
If the Socialist had not been in
such a hurry to hold their conven-
tion they might have been [???] to
have secured Mr. Roosevelt to accept
their presidential nomination after
the Republican nominate Taft.
News that Wilbur Wright, the fa-
mous aviator and co-inventor of the
aeroplane, will not recover from an
attack of typhoid fever will to re-
ceived with the greatest regret the
world over. Together with his
brother Orville, he has made a name
that will go down in history. We
hope that he will yet survive the at-
tack of that dread disease.
Every once in awhile, The [Chts-?]
ter Lantern gets gay by copying a
squib from The Times and placing a
foolish heading on it, thereby mak-
ing a sun of itself Fort Mill
Times. Does the copying of the
[???] from The Times or the plac-
ing the foolish heading over it con-
stitcting the "making an ass of it-

[second column]
Thomas W. Lawson, author of
"Frenzied Finance," an unusual
man in many respects, has announc-
ed his candidacy for the United
States senate from Massachusetts to
succeed Murray Crane, who will not
offer for re-election. The announce-
ment of the latter that he would re-
tire was made only last week and
Mr. Lawson immediately threw
his hat into the ring.
My mony, Mr. Crane's announce-
ment is looked upon as a concession
of his defeat and that of the admin-
istration. In the Massachusetts pri-
mary, he was a candidate for dele-
gate at large to the Chicago conven-
tion on the Taft ticket and he was
defeated by a very large majority.
He has been recognized as one of
the Taft administration's strongest
friends and it is quite likely that
this endorsement which Massachu-
setts gave to Roosevelt was inter-
preted by him to mean his own
downfall. Rather than be kicked out,
he decided to step out.
Thomas Lawson is known the
world over. His career has been
an exceedingly checkered one. An
exchange says of him:
"Commencing native life as an
office boy in a broker's establish-
ment, he had thorough drilling in
the art of manipulating stocks; and
filled with the spirit of gambler,
freesharer, and adventurer, with a
remarkable intelligence, and having
an unusual state of energy, he
charged headlong into the Wall
Street game and won millions. La-
ter, with the same aggressiveness
he entered the magazine field and
wrote numerous articles on the op-
erations of Standard Oil magnates.
The social object of his attacks was
Henry H. Rogers, famous in big fi-
nance and an the builder of the Vir-
ginian railway. In this campaign of
confession and [denumciatise?] he at-
tracted widespread [stintile?] and for
a while was one of the most talked
of men in the country.
"Lawson is many times a million-
aire, a veritable product of the
bucket shop, but a man of undoubted
talent and exceptional mortal cap-
acity. In point of ability he is prob-
ably Crane's superior, and while the
owner of a vast estate, he would
not lack in sympathy for the [cases?]
or causes of the people. To citizens
of conservative views and strange re-
straint, Lawson's candidacy will not
applea; but there are others, and the
number of them is not small, who
will regard him as well fitted for the
office to which he aspires. A queer
combination of qualities, some at-
tractive and some unattractive, we
have to doubt that Massachusetts
will think a long time before acced-
ing to his wishes."
We hardly think Mr. Lawson a
fit man to represent Massachusetts
or an other state in the upper
house of Congress. Should he be
fortunate enough to secure the Re-
publican nomination, which is very
unlikely, it is highly probable that
he would be rejected by the people
of his state. The laws of this
country ought not to be made by a
man who has lived in the past as
Lawson has lived.
Theodore Roosevelt, as he will go
down in history, will be greatly
different from the Theodore Roose-
velt, who is today so greatly ad-
mired in some of the states of the
nation. The [???] will be the atten-
dance of official data in the arches
of the Department of Justice in
Washington which shows beyond
successful contradiction that Roose-
velt is allied and always has been
with the "tar-mucking interests"
the same interests which are now in-
naming with a [??] hand his cam-
paign for the nomination.
Although the ex-president, past
repeater of politics that he is, may
be able to lead thousands of voters
to believe that he is really against
and independent of the great indus-
trial trusts which are ever tighten-
ing the screws on the American
public and sending up prices; even
though Mr. Roosevelt may be able
to temporarily find the majority of
the people in this regard and be
again nominated for the presidency,
he will not be able to fool historians.
The data at the Depatment of Jus-
tice, revealing his refusal to bring
vriminal prosecution against Geo.
W. Perkins for organizing the ille-
gal harvert trend, will be considered
with the [powers] statement of the
Roosevelt campaign committee in
New York showing Perkins contri-
buting thousand of dollars in the
attempt to return Roosevelt to the
White House. This chain of strong
circumstancial evidence, showing,
first, Roosevelt, shielding Perkins
from the probability of a jail ser-
tence and, second, the millionaire
harvester trend, [??] showing his
appreciation by contributing his
tainted dollars to Roosvelt's cam-
paign fund, must surely be comment-
ed upon by Roosevelt's historian.
History will have to that dur-
ing all the time he was in the White
House, as well as when running for
a third term, Roosevelt and Perkins
were in frequent conference. His-

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tory will show that in the years be-
tween 1905 and 1912, when J.P.
Morgan's partner, showed Morgan
how to dominate the boards of direc-
tors of all the great railroads, steam
ship lines, express, telegraph and
telephone line tanks, insurance com-
panies and the big industrial trusts,
to the end that Morgan now has a
strangle hold on a corporate wealth
of over thirty-five billion dollars,
which is nearly one-third of the to-
tal wealth of the nation.
Mr. Roosevelt's history will also
relate that while he was president
[Hardette K. Townsend?], one of his
assistant attorneys general, investi-
gated the harvester trust, reported
that it was a monopoly of the most
vitious character, that it was hold-
ing up the farmers, that all the
plans fors its organization and mani-
pulation had been conceived and ex-
ecuted by Roosevelt's friend, Geo.
W. Perkins, and that Mr. Roosevelt's
answer to the recommendation of
the investigator to prosucute the
trust was an order to his attorney
general not to start suit, which ac-
tion saved Perkins from a possible
penitentiary sentence and the trust
from prosecution.
Not one out of a hundred person
the country over knows of these
facts, and it is impossible to educate
all of the people on a subject like
this in a short time. But Mr.
Roosevelt's historians will find it all.
And perhaps even more. So, al-
though Mr. Roosevelt may be able
to fool the people of his own time
his acts will live against him in his-
The Greer New Leader in the
issue of last week said
This is about Chase the State legislature
should pass some law preventing
newspaper reporters from

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