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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
G. C. Clemens, of Topcka,
Kan., the no
who bears so
striking a re
semblance t o
, (Samuel B.
he is frequent
ly taken for the
original Mark, G- c- Clemens.'
is a man of deep intellect and
wide experience. He is con
sidered one of the foremost
lawyers in this country. In are
cent letter to the Dr. Mfles
Medical Co., Mr. Clemens says:
"Personal experience and obser
vation have thoroughly satisfied me that
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Jane Addams.who has recently madQ
a visit to the south where northern
capitalists wrench big dividends from
. white child labor, says:
"A horrible form of dropsy occurs
among the children. A doctor in a
city mill, who has made a special study
of the subject, tells me that 10 per
cent of the children who go to work
before 12 years of age will, after Ave
years, contract active consumption.
"No mill children look healthy.
Any one that does by chance you are
sure to find has but recently begun
work. They are characterized by ex
treme pallor and an aged, worn ex
pression infinitely pitiful and incon
gruous In a child's face. The dull eyes
raised by the little ones inures to toil
before they ever learned to play, shut
out by thl3 damnable system of child
slavery from liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness, often to be robbed of
life itself, are not those of a child,
, but of an imprisoned soul, and are
filled, it seems to me, with speechless
reproach. There is, unfortunately, no
question as to the physical debasement
oof the mill child."
Back in the "forties" there were
many persons in Massachusetts who
from conscientious scruples would not
wear cotton cloth because the cotton
was raised by slave labor. There does
not seem to be anybody there now
who will refuse to wear cotton be
cause the cloth is the result of the life
blood of white child labor.
Senator Tillman says: "Throughout
the south the illiterate negro sends his
children to school, the illiterate white
man sends his to the mill." In an ad
dress before the South Carolina legis
lature he said: "In this state there
are 30,000 more negro children than
white In the schools." A generation
or two of that policy will result sure
enough in negro dominancy.
The child labor in the south is af
fecting wages all over New England.
Mills are moved south to get the ad
vantage of it, throwing thousands out
of employment and glutting the labor
market. These, too, will soon become
simply white slaves glad to work for
a bare subsistence.
T. A. Renner of Cody, Wyo., made a
large shipment of sheep to Nye &
Buchanan Co., South Omaha, last
week.. They were mostly two-year-old
wethers and sold for the very satisfac
tory price of -$3.40 per cwt.
Imperialists Take Notice
Senor Don Emilio de Ojeda. envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipo
tentiary from the king of Spain to thi3
country, in an interview with a re
porter lat Newport, said:
Yes, I have often put it to myself
that, counting all the losses of the war
and the costs entailed by it. all the
loss of life, loss of prestige, the bur
den of debt and the, dreadful humilia
tion, counting it all up, the war was
still a benefit, because it loosed us
from the burden of our colonies."
Senor Ojeda said this with visible
earnestness and feeling, and paused.
"That," I observed, "is a most note
worthy declaration. Have I your per
mission to publish It as strongly as
3'ou put It to me?"
"I understand you to say that you
consider that Spain gained more than
she lost in that war that, remember
ing all its cost in money, lives and
prestige, you did well, even so. to gt
rid of your colonies, even with the
further necessity of having to assume
their enormous debts."
"I -do so consider, in view of the
' obvious necessity in which we were
to attend first of all to the develop
ment of our country."
Second District Populists
Pursuant to action taken at a meet
ing of the executive committee at
Omaha, August 16, 1902, the electors of
the people's independent party of the
Second congressional district of Ne
braska are hereby notified that on the
13th day of September, 1902, at 3
o'clock of said day a congressional
nominating convention of said party
will be held in Washington hall, Oma-
. ha, Neb., for the purpose of nominat
ing' a candidate for congress to be
voted for at the general election of
1902, the selection of congressional
committee and for the transaction of
such, other business a3 may properly
" come before it.
The various counties are entitled to
the following representation: -Douglas
75, Sarpy 11 - Washington 15.
By order of the executive committee
of the people's Independent party for
the Second . Congressional district of
Nebraska. PETER KIEWIZ,
W. A. WHISENAND, Chairman.
Can Secretary, Shawoblige , with a
Iittlfi further advance information?
Can he kindly announce the approxi
mate date of the time wnen xne
"friends of protection" are going to
get together and agree that they have
secured enough and are willing to
filch no more from the public pocket
through the medium of a ridiculously
high tariff? Can he mention the ami
able trust magnate or republican tar
iff fed manufacturer who is willing to
have his pet schedule reduced with
out turning on his "friends" and in
revenge smashing the whole blessed
tariff business to smithereens, if he
can? New York Herald.
More War in Philippines
The Manila mail brings to Wash
ington intelligence of the activity of
insurgents in the mountainous dis
tricts of Tobaco, Malanao and Tivi, in
Albay province. The rebels number
300, and the native constabulary Is out
daily. At Bantayau six natives were
killed and three Chinese carried off.
The American soldiers report that
they are unable to get any aid from
the natives, not even guides being
Probably cn account of the censor
ship this and perhaps many other oc
currences are not mentioned in the
Upon Bishop Potter's return from
Europe he gave out the following con
cerning the anthracite coal strike.
"I am much impressed with the
statesmanlike manner in which Presi
dent Mitchell has handled this strike.
The labor organizations never had, in,
my opinion, so able a man at their
head as Mr. Mitchell has proved him
self. I do not know what chance now
presents itself for a settlement of the
strike, but the time has gone by for
arbitration. The anthracite coal op
erators have all along maintained a
false position. They take the stand
that they will not deal with the organ
ization, but insist on dealing with the
men as individuals. Now, this is all
wrong. You and I, or any other body
of men whose interests are common,
have the right to organize ourselves
into an association for mutual protec
tion, and we are entitled to recogni
tion as an organization in matters
which affect our individual-and com
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F.
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said, and that said firm will pay the
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Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, this 6th day of De
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(Seal) A.' W. GLEASON,
,' Notary Public.
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Dates of Populist -Democratic Meetings
Aunonnced From Headquarters
Where the State Candidates
Chairman Weber has announced the
following dates for public meetings:
HON. J. H. POWERS.
Hon. John H. Powers, candidate for
secretary of state, will speak at the
Seward, September 5.
York, September 6.
Aurora, September 8.
Doniphan, September 9 (a).
McCook, September 11.
Benkelman, September 12.
Trenton, September 13.
(a) Hon. W. H. Thompson, candi
date for governor, will be present and
speak at the Doniphan meeting.
ALL STATE CANDIDATES.
All the fusion state candidates will
appear at the following meetings and
deliver short addresses:
Ogallala, September 16.
Sidney, September 17.
North Platte, September 18.
Gothenburg, September 19.
Lexington, September 20.
The campaign up in northern Ne
braska is progressing in a highly sat
isfactory manner. In Cherry county,
for example, the populist and . demo
cratic planks pledging a 15 per cent re
duction in freight rates on live stock,
grain, hay, flour and other mill prod
ucts appeal to a majority of-the citi
zens in fact, to all except a few re
publican henchmen who ride back and
forth over the railroads on an annual
pass and do political "boosting" for
The chairman of the populist central
committee has sent out a large num
ber of personal letters to prominent
citizens of the county, and The Inde
pendent publishes one of them as a
model document of the kind. If re
publican tactics were adopted, this let
ter would be sent secretly, but the re
form forces have nothing to conceal
in their campaign, and. The Indepen
dent believes a reading of the letter
will do good to people who are not
residents of Cherry county. It is as
"The present campaign in Nebraska
is one confined to state issues. There
is no president of the United States to
be elected and no United States sena
tor. The legislature as well as the
state ticket, will deal exclusively with
state matters. It is a home affair be
tween neighbors. Usually the legis
lature 'ha3 a United States senator to
elect and that brings up national poli
tics. It will be twelve years from
now before we can elect another leg
islature that will have nothing to do
with the election of a United States
senator. It is of the utmost Import-'
ance that the people unite In a com
bined effort to secure much needed
reforms at home. About three years
ago . the railroads changed their rates
for shipping cattle from the carload
rate to the hundred pound rate. This
change, while desirable if hnnPRtiv
carried out, was used by the railroads
as a mere device ,to increase freight
rates from eight to fifteen per cent.
These increased rates come out of the
man who raises the cattle in the nd.
The railroads did not need to niake
this increase. They were already
making money faster than any other
business in the state and this In
crease has only added more millions
to the pockets of the stockholders re
siding in New York, New England
"An effort was made in the last re
publican state convention to get a
plank put In the platform promising a
reduction of freight rates in Nebraska.
But the convention was absolutely
controlled by the railroad attorneys
and railroad political heelers. In the
state convention held by the populists
and democrats at Grand Island the
question again came up for discussion
and a . definite pledge was put In each
platform, promising to reduce the
railroad rates on cattle and other live
stock, and on grain, flour and other
mill products, and hay, fifteen per
cent. This reduction is a reasonable
one and ought not to be opposed by
any man except the political henchmen
who never ship a carload of anything
and who ride on railroad passes sim
ply because they are political boost
ers. The people of Cherry county are
interested in this reduction because
It means a saving on the amount of
freight paid on their cattle and the
freight paid on corn, grain and mill
feed shipped into the county. Take
shipments between Valentine and
Omaha of example, and it means a
saving of $6.90 on a car of cattle and
$10.20 on a car of corn or oats. It
means a. still greater saving on ship
ments from Cody ; and Merriman to
Omaha because the distance is great
er and the rate higher. Are you in
favor of saving this- $6.90 on a car of
cattle and keeping the money in Cher
ry county, or do you prefer to send
this money to the railroad stockhold
ers in the east and in Europe? It's
up to you as a voter of the county.
We invite your assistance in this mat
ter and the only way you can assist us
is by agitating the question among
your neighbors and voting for our
candidates, all of whom are pledged
to help secure these reductions. We
hope you will take an active interest
in the matter and thereby help to re
duce the number of men in Cherry
county who wear the railroad brass
collar. If any republican politician
opposes these reductions you will find
that he is one of those who never
ship any freight, but rides on a rail
road pass. Are you with the pass
gang or against them?"
Gen. Patrick H. Barry, fusion nomi
nee for congress in this, the Sixth dis
trict, arrived in the city Saturday last
and remained until Tuesday morning.
The general's visit was merely pre
liminary to a future one at some date
after the campaign has fairly opened,
at which time he will set forth public
ly his side of the argument. During
his short stay in the city on this oc
casion General Barry made many new
acquaintances and was received every
where with a welcome that convinced
himself, as well as his friends and sup
porters, that he is a popular candi
date, and that Moses P. Kinkaid, Esq.,
instead of having a walk-over, as some
of his partisans foolishly imagine, is
up against one of the hardest proposi
tions that has confronted him in all
his office-seeking career. What a con
trast in the two men! One a sleek,
oily-tongued politician, ever seeking
political office; the other ajplain, prac
tical, evenly-balanced man of the peo
ple, whose bearing and appearance
show plainly that implicit confidence
and trust can be reposed in him. The
people are for Barry, and he is as cer
tain of election as that he is able and
worthy of the high office for which he
has been nominated. Hurrah for the
gallant and brave old soldier, whose
record is second to no man who ever
answered the call of his country!
Tried and true in the past, we know
how to gauge him in the future. T. J.
O'Keefe, in Alliance Herald.
$100 Gash Prize for a Name
For the new Daily Limited train to
California to be placed in service No
vember 1, 1902, by the Rock Island
System and Southern Pacific Company
via the El Paso Short Line. The
competition is open to the public and
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kind. For circular of instructions,
address at once Jno. Sebastian, Pas
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linois Central R
OF INTEREST TO
Free Transportation to Attend the Special and
Annual Meeting at Chicago.
Public notice is hereby given that a special
meeting of the stockholders oi the Illinois Cen
tral Kailroad Company will be held at the
Company's office in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday,
August 2V, 1902, at eleven o'clock in the fore
noon; also that the regular annual meeting of
the stockholders of the Company will be held
nt its offices in Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday,
October 15, 1SW2, at noon.
To permit personal attendance at these meet
ings there will be issued to each holder of one
or more shares of the capital stock of the Illi
nois Central Kailroad Company as registered
on the books of the Company at the close of
business on Friday, August 1, 19U2. and to stock
holders of record on Friday, September 19, 1902,
a ticket enabling him or her to travel free over
the Company's lines from the station on the
Illinois Central Railroad nearest to his or hr
registered address to Chicago and return, such
ticket to be good for the journey to Chicago
only during the four days immediately precede
ing. and the day of the meeting, and for the re
turn journey from Chicago only on the day of
the meeting, and the four days immediately
following, when properly countersigned and
tamped during business hours that is to say,
between 9:00 a. m. end 5 rfX) p. m. in the office
of the Assi8tant Secretary, Mr. "W. Q. Bbuen,
in Chicago. Such ticket may be obtained by
any holder of stock registered as above, on ap
plication. In writing, to the President of the
Company in Chicago. Each application must
Hate the full name and address of the stock,
holder exactly as given in his or her certificate
of stock, together with the number and date of
such certificate. No more than one person will
be carried ftree in respect to any one holding of
stock as registered on the books of the Com
pany. A. Q. HAC&STAFF.
- " 1 Secretary,
' - Special Washington Letter. .
RECENTLY I was on a lecture
tour through the glowing and
gorgeous northwest, and I
found that everywhere In
that vast region the Demo-
crats have their war clothes
on and are fighting tooth and nail to
redeem Iowa, Minnesota and Wiscon
sin. They appear to have a first rate
chance to capture three congressional
seats from Iowa, at least two in Min
nesota and somewhere from one-third
to one-half the Wisconsin delegation.
In the Hawkeye State the Republicans
are split up the back on the tariff
trust question. Governor Cummins ap
pears to bo a sort of bull In the Re
publican china - shop, while Colonel
Hepburn, Major Lacy and Judge Smith
will have the fight of their lives to get
back to congress. Cummins Is dead
against the pld machine, headed by
Alii, -n, Henderson, Dolllver et al., and
it is war to the knife and the knife to
the hilt. The Horace Boies caper bids
fair to be repeated.
In- Minnesota and Wisconsin the
deuce is to pay. Disgruntlem'ent among
Republicans seems to be the order of
the day. Governor Van Sant is mak
ing war on the trusts; but, as Repub
licans created the trusts and can't live
without them, Van Sant is having a
rocky road to travel. In the Minne
apolis district that brave and fortunate
Democrat, Governor John Lind, who
has an amazing record of success, is
hot foot after General Lorin Fletcher,
one of the most amiable Republicans
in congress. They will have the pret
tiest fight in America. General Fletch
er is certain of a nomination, but in
distress as to the election, while Hon.
James A. Tawney is having a bitter
fight for even a renomination. In Wis
consin the fight is so unrelenting be
tween the La Folletteltes and the anti
La Folletteltes, the Spooherltes and the
anti-Spoon erites, the Babcockites and
the anti-Babcockltes, that the state Is
liable to go Democratic norse, foot and
dragoons, as it did-in 1892, the year of
the Democratic flood. . ,
The G.-D. and the Republican. Split.
It will be remembered, by the readers
of these letters that, not, long, since the
St Louis Globe-Democrat belabored
me for declaring in my Bangor (Me.)
speech that the Republicans are split
up the back and that .it declared un
equivocally that 'the. Republican col
umn" is solid.'' As further evidence
that I was right, and. the 'G.-D. .wrong
I submit the foregoing remarks as to
conditions in the northwest and also
what follows. "
Item. Leslies Weekly, Republican,
bears this emphatic testimony to the
splits in the Republican party:
It Is time to ask. In all seriousness,
whether the death of William McKinley
marked the apogee of the Republican
party. While we are drifting apart on a
question of trade with Cuba the Democ
racy is getting together. While such rock
ribbed Republican states as - Vermont,
Ohio and Pennsylvania are being torn by
clashing factions the Democratic leaders
are falling into line in solid ranks and
preparing for the contest of 1904.
Is our leadership lost? Less than a
year has elapsed since the pitiful death of
the lamented McKinley; and we find a
third of the Republican membership of
the senate, representing a dozen states,
nearly all Republican, In opposition to
the administration. And over what? A
perplexing tariff question! This is not a
new question for the Republican party to
handle. It was far more difficult for
William McKinley to adjust It for all the
country than it is or the present admin
istration to settle It for the little republic
of Cuba. William McKinley settled it, as
he, did every other question in his time
that perplexed and tried his party, by
conciliating, by harmonizing, by making
concessions and, whenever necessary, by
Evidences of Solidity.
Item. While it Is seeking informa
tion the G.-D. might be instructed by
gluing Its optic to the following plain
words from the Chicago Inter Ocean
The Republican party believes in pro
tection, and n reciprocity 'as the oomple
ment of protection, and in Justice to Cuba
as a national duty, and upholds Theodore
Roosevelt and Ellhu Root and Leonard
Wood in their efforts to fulfill party
pledges and to keep the nation's faith as
it was pledged by William McKinley.
So to believe and so to do are plain du
ties imposed upon the Republican party
by the greatest protectionists in its pres
ent or its past. To believe otherwise, to
do less, would mean neither protection
nor free trade, but simply brazen repudi
ation and falsehood.
And ail the soft sophistries and honeyed
evasions In the language of politics would
fail to hide such a wrong or to adorn
such a lie.
Of course the fact that the G.-D. is
against Cuban reciprocity whiL the
president. Inter Ocean et al. are for
It shows "a solid Republican column.".
Item. While the G.-D. Is advocating
Senator Marcus A. Hanna's pro
gramme, "Keep on letting well enough
alone!" It would profit mentally by
studying the following interview given
by a western Republican congressman
to the Washington correspondent of
the Chicago Record-Herald:
This means that we have got to revise
the tariff. The American people know
that the average protection cn the prod
uct of the steel trust Is nearly 40 per cent.
They know that on account of this pro
tection there is no foreign competition In
cur market. They know that the prices
of Iron and steel are from 25 to SO per
cent higher than they should be and that
these prices, which enable the trust to
roll up such enormous profits, xo mads
Bright Democratic Pros
pects More Proof of "Re
publican Solidity" Major
Tom Johnson "
possible by the high tariff. In other
words, the steel trust Is taktrrg out of
other industries $30,000,000 or lyt.OOO.OOO a
year more than it is fairly entitled to and
more than it could take did not the fed
oral government bar out legitimate com
petition. This Is using a government of
the' people to rob the people, and here is
the question which the Republican party
ha to face. The sooner we make up our
minds to it the better will it be for the
The congressman was talking about
the enormous and abnormal profits of
the billion dollar steel trust.
No doubt, with its wonderful acumen
and superhuman Ingenuity, the G.-D.
will be able to twist that Into evidence
of "a solid Republican column."
Out of Its Own Mouth.
Item. By Its own mouth the G.-D.
stands condemned. After the Wiscon
sin Republican convention by a vote of
two to one had sent Senator Spooner to
the bottom of the coal hole with a dull,
sickening thud the G.-D. evidently con
cluded that, after all, "the solid Repub
lican column" is shattered, for it lugu
Senator Spooner of Wisconsin probably
wants another term. He is an able and
worthy man and deserves re-election.
The convention in his state, however, was
controlled by his enemy, Governor La
Follette, and a Spooner renomination ex
pression was defeated. But when the
matter comes before the legislature there
is a strong probability that the senator
will be rechosen. He has had large ex
perience In public office, possesses tact
and personal popularity and is a decided
ly useful man to have In congress. The
Republican party needs men like Spooner
at the front.
Surely that is a remarkable sort of
harmony which induces , Governor La
Follette and his faction to turn down so
brilliant and eminent a Republican as
Senator" John C. Spooner.
Item. In the same issue July 19
the G.-D. contributes to Republican
Harmony, with a big, big H, by wind
ing up a long article on the president's
action in retiring General Jacob H.
Smith with this vicious dig at Colonel
Yet Smith Is the man who, by masterly
soldiership, quieted the Island of Samar
in the year 1902, the same year in which
the president says he can be of no fur
ther use in the army. There is some
thing whimsical in this business that is
decidedly not approved by the American
people. General Smith stands higher in
public opinion than he ever did before.
That paragraph will have about as
much tendency to promote harmony in
the Republican camp as would a good,
big chunk of raw meat in the animal
department of a circus.
Item. Not satisfied with that thrust
of the dagger into the president's back,
the G.-D. contributes this additional
tidbit to Republican harmony:
General Smith will be admonished when
he returns to the United States that ev
ery old soldier in the land offers him the
hand of fellowship and congratulates him
on the brilliant success of his operations
Item. Continuing in its efforts to
give a quantum suflicit of raw meat to
the Republican menagerie, the G.-D.
hurls this chunk to the infuriated ani
mals: The Indianapolis Journal ridicules the
beet sugar industry because it is small.
Just as its local Democratic contemporary
derided American tin a dozen years ago.
When a Republican paper is discovered
holding a Democratic rifle pit of the year
1890, its friends ought to call a medical
Of course that paragraph Is not only
Intended as a hard knock for the In
dianapolis Journal, the leading Repub
lican paper of Indiana, but is aimed at
all Republicans who' are "holding
Democratic rifle pits" I. e., all Repub
licans who are in favor of Cuban reci
procity. Who are they? Theodore
Roosevelt, president of the United
States; all the members of the. cabi
net, Sereno E. Payne, chairman of the
ways and means committee; John Dal
zell. Governor Steele and Chester I.
Long, members thereof; David Brem
ner Henderson, speaker of the house,
and the vast majority of Republicans
In house and senate. Verily, verily,
there is a distinguished company of
Republicans in "the Democratic rifle
pits of 1800 who are in sore need of
a medical consultation."
Item. The Globe-Democrat while
attacking the president, thereby dem
onstrating the existence of "a solid
Republican column," might Increase its
stock of knowledge by perusing the
following brief but pregnant editorial
from the Washington Post, which the
Kansas City Journal (Republican)
If any one Imagined that the war be
tween the beet sugar faction and the ad
ministration the latter backed by a ma
jority of the Republicans in congress and
apparently by an overwhelming majority
of the Republican masses and the party
press would end or'begin to die away up
on the adjournment of congress, the name
of that credulous person must be written
into the list of those who "Imagine a
vain thing." Instead of subsiding, that
war, "now trebly thundering, swells the
gale." Mark Hanna was a true prophet
when he said in the senate last Monday:
"My opinion is that we shall hear from
the people in unmistakable terms. It is
the policy of the administration today, as
it would have been of Mr. McKinley had
.he lived, to treat Cuba as a ward and
Item. The fact that four of the beet
sugar Michigan Republican congress
men have been lgnomlnlously defeated
for renomination will convince the G,
D. beyond all controversy that "the
Republican party Is solid" and getting
more solid, just as General Zachary
Taylor remarked In t his only annual
message to congress-rtbat 'twe are on
good terms with all the nations of tha
earth and the rest of mankind."
Item. Tho (act that the Iowa Mil
lers', association is making bitter war
on Speaker Henderson for re-election
to congress and the further fact that
the antircciproclty gang Is grooming
Mr. Littlefleld of Maine as a candidate
for the speakership, In tho Improbable
event that the Republicans elect the
next house, is overwhelming proof of
"a solid Republican column."
Item. What opinion will the G.-D.
have as to its "solid Republican col
umn" when it reads this stinging edi
torial about President Roosevelt from
the Portland Oregonian, a leading Re
publican paper of the Pacific slope?
The Oregonian says:
Unquestionably there is a remarkibU
and ominous parallel between the course
marked out tor himself and undeviatlngly
followed by President Roosevelt and a
similar line of conduct pursued some v
enteen years ago by Grover Cleveland.
The conditions in the two problems are
so uniform and persistent that history ie
reasonably certain to repeat itself.
Roosevelt has been president less than
a year, but in that time he . has laid
broad and deep the foundation of that
hate and envy within his party which in
Cleveland's case defeated him for re-eloo-tlon
in 1SSS and sent him and his sup
porters Into exile in 15S3 and 1900, where
a vengeful faction that includes Watter
son as well as Bryan proposes to keep
them at whatever cost, and he is doing It
In preolsely the same way.
All the trouble that, has been made for
President Roosevelt, and It is not small,
has sprung from the desire to teach him
a lesson a desire whose fulfillment de
volved upon the Republican senators and
representatives who are primarily the ex
ponents of the Republican machines In
the various states.
Item. If the G.-D. will carefully ad-
Just Its glasses and read the following
from the Hartford Courant (Republic
an), under the caption "Unholy Alii
ance," it will discover evidence of "a
solid Republican column," also the
opinion entertained concerning Its an
tics by other Republican papers. The
The rank and file of the Republican
party are with the president in this Cu
ban matter and against the unholy alli
ance of selfish greed and stealthy politi
cal intrigue that, for the moment, has
thwarted him. In state after state, just
as fast as they get the opportunity, they
are making the fact known. Among the
professional politicians of Missouri, as
among the professional politicians else
where, there is plenty of ill will toward
Theodore Roosevelt mostly cowardly and
covert. The leading party newspaper in
the state, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
has surprised us by its seeming indiffer
ence to a plain obligation of humanity
and national honor. This week the Mis
souri Republicans have met In state con
vention. Look at their platform. "We
approve," they say, "the policy of Pretti
dent Roosevelt respecting our trade rela
tions with Cuba."
Item. If the G.-D. wants any fur
ther proof that the Republican party is
split up the back, let it read the follow
ing editorial from that stanch Repub
lican organ, the Chicago Tribune:
The autocratic rulo of the Republican
leaders In the house is threatened. Last
month the beet sugar Republicans united
with the Democrats to overrule the lead
ers in the matter of Cuban reciprocity.
Day before yesterday the leaders met
with another rebuff. The committee on
naval v affairs had reluctantly agreed to
provide for the building in a government
navy yard of one of the six vessels the
construction of which is to be authorized.
An amendment to direct the building of
three ships instead of one in government
yards was carried by the votes of Dem
ocrats and rebellious Republicans. The
chairman of the committee of the whole
ruled that the amendment was not ger
mane, but the house reversed his ruling,
as it did the ruling that the amendment
offered by the beet sugar men to the Cu
ban reciprocity bill was not germane.
Party discipline Is in danger, and the
"ruling power" in the house is alarmed
by repeated and successful insurrections.
The example may be contagious and the
baton of command be wrested from the
hands that have held it so long. To
maintain authority mutineers! in the army
or navy, in congress or in a political or
ganization must be disciplined, but the
mutineers in the house have not been
punished, and it may be Impossible to
The Republican legislative autocrats are
themselves largely to blame for the two
successful revolts which have so shaken
their authority. They have ruled with
too heavy a hand. They have never fla
vored their dictation with a spice of con
ciliation. They have provoked mutiny by
their too rigid discipline and by their as
sumption that wisdom dwelt with them
alone. The Republican party in the house
should have discipline, but not the dis
cipline of the drlllmaster. It should have
leaders, but not bosses.
If anything was ever proved by hu
man evidence. I have in this letter and
the preceding one proved the truth of
the assertion I made In Maine that tho
Republican party is divided against
itself and for which the G.-D. jumped
on me. I could cite more, but this la
Evidently Hon. Tom L. Johnson,
mayor of Cleveland, believes in the
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again.
For that is precisely what that bril
liant and aggressive statesman does.
He has urged a three cent street car
fare. That was one of the principal
planks in the platform on which he
won the mayoralty and became chief
magistrate of Senator Marcus A. Han
na's towb- The street railway mag
nates appealed to the courts and un
dertook to restrain the city council
from carrying out Tom's scheme, but
the courts have decided in favor of
Tom, which places him a long step
farther on the road to the governor
ship of Ohio perhaps to the White
House who knows? Stranger much
stranger things have happened than
that Tom Johnson would succeed The
odore Roosevelt March 4, 1005. In the
very best sense, be is the friend of the
people. He works for the people, and
he accomplishes things for them. This
fat, chubby, handsome, happy, indus
trious young mayor of Cleveland is a
sharp thorn in the side of your Uncle
Mark. Wouldn't it be curious if Mark
and Tom were both nominated- for
president in 1904? Cleveland would be
a hot town sure enough...
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