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Cn 08(ir had his Brutus, Charles' his Crom
well, and MeKiuley lias just given a Roden
berg to the civil service.
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x Perhaps the Sultan of Turkey willagrcc to
pay'that $ 100,000 on the day" the ! administra
tion keeps its promise to Cuba. ,.
It is noticeable that the scientists who are
figuring out how to 'live on $2.50 a week speak
from, observation rather than experience.
Secretary Hoot says the Manila frauds will
be .probed to the bottom. This, is all right,
but Secretary1 Root should also probe those -Manila
frauds to tho top.
The discovery of a new island in the Phil
ippine group would tend to make Mr. John A.
.T. Hull favor a special session of congress for
concession insuring purposes.
Dr. Johnson defined patriotism as "The
last refuge of a scoundrel." The oiilyjnistake
in the definition lies in the use of' the word
"last." It should bo "first."
Attorney General Knox received his ap
pointment because he was just the man to see
that the trusts receive.d exact justice accord
ing to tho trust idea of justice.
Those New York "insurgents" should not
prematurely rejoice over tho Odelling of Uncle
Tom Piatt. Thomas is quite a hand at enjoy
ing the last laugh in" matters of this kind.
About the time J. Pierpont Iqijgau cts
, all the. railroads .under his management' some
republican organ will discover that'1- govern-
mental control of the railroads is a good thing
and advocate securing it by electing Mr. Mor
gan to the presidency.
A rich oil strike has been made in Wyom
ing and President Harper will have to live
economically, until Mr. Rockefeller saves up
enough money to control the new district.
Speaking of the effort to belittle the Philip
pine frauds, it will be remembered Ihat the
same kind of an effort was put forth in the
Cuban postal cases, and likewise in the Carter
Tf "La Dissetission," the Havana newspaper
which was. suppressed, would change its name
to "Division and Silence" it might secure anew
lease of life. Discussion is not popular in an
The result of the municipal election n Ohio
doubtless impresses Mr. Hanna with the be
lief that there is a widespread desire to fasten a
few more barnacles upon the hull ol the ship
ping subsidy scheme.
With an -editor deported from Manila for
'criticising an" official and a newspaper sup
pressed in "Havana for cartooning a military
'"governor, we are getting a taste of tjic liberty
wthich is dispensed under arbitrary rule.
Dr. John H. Girdncr of New York-City is
"' writing a tib'dk.' It is said to bo a diagnosis
of the political and social condition of the me
tropolis. If the doctor writes as well as he
talks the book a v i 1 1 be a treat..
The democratic country press is-the reflex
of democratic thought, and democrats must
support the country democratic papers if dem
ocratic victories are to be Avon. A well sup
ported press is more than half the battle.
In the face of the appointment- of Roden
borg to a place on the civil service commission
the president will have to give aiV unusual
amount of message space to the merit system
to make an impression upon the public.
One of the most humorous remarks of the
decade is the one to the effect that Philander
Knox sacrifices a private income of $50,000 a
year as attorney for the Carnegie interests to
accept an $8,000 position in the president's
General Corbin insists that the reported
frauds iu the commissary department at Ma
nila have been "grossly exaggerated," but the
wholesale grocery houses in that city report
that their trade has been doubled since the
frauds were exposed. -
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' Since his appointment to the civil service
eonmiissidn7 -Mr. Rodenborg itf1 able f.o' kit up
and take notice of the merit system;''' if is for-
tunatc for Mr. Rodenborg -that the merit sysV
tern does not apply to positions on the civil
The editor of This Commoner is under ob
ligation to the readers who have responded to
the invitation to send in names of persons who
would appreciate sample copies. One enthu
siastic friend responded by writing to his local
paper, praising Tun Commoner and urging all
the readers of that paper to subscribe for it.
The St. Louis Chronicle is charging that
Mayor Wells was elected by fraud. This is
adding insult to injury. To run seventeen
thousand votes behind the national ticket and
then owe his election to republican votes is bad
enough, without having a suspicion cast upon -his
Constant Reader: No, Mr. Hanna did not -introduce
a bill to prevent corporations from
contributing to campaign funds.. Such a bill
was introduced by Senator Chandler of "New
Hampshire just after he came into violent con
tact with a New England railroad, but the sen
ate being republican the bill did not pass.
The North Carolina. Booklet is the title of a
publication to be issued monthly by The North
Carolina Society of the Daughters of the Revo
lution. It will be devoted to the narration of
the great events in' the-history of that state and
the first number will appear on May lOtli. Tho
- subscription price is one dollar per year and .
P. O. Box 125 Raleigh, N. C; the address.
The nomination of Mr. Wells in St. Louis
lias served at least one useful purpose. It has
brought out the fact that the great dailies
which bolted the democratic national ticket in
1890 and in 1900 are unanimous in the opin
ion that it is an unpardonable sin to oppose
the election of a candidate on a municipal ticket,
especially when that candidate refuses to ac
cept the principles of the party which nomi
Mr. Willis J. Abbott; formerly of the edi
torial staff of the New York Journal and dur
ing the last national campaign at the head, of
the literary bureau of the democratic national -committee,
has become editor of the Pilgrim,
a monthly magazine of large circulation pub
lished at Battle Creek, Mich. Mr. Abbott is
a writer of extraordinary ability, as well as, an
aggressive democrat, and the Pilgrim under
his guidance will doubtless become a still more
influential member of the magazine fraternity.
Mr. J. T. Morgan, of Portland, Oregon,
has written a pamphlet of nearly fifty pages,
discussing the Chinese question from the stand
point of tho working man. He takes up tho
various arguments made in behalf of Chinese
immigration and answers, them at some length.
.The pamphlet is printed by the Multonoma
. Printing Company, Portland. t
' As this question is of growing imp'ortrthco,
'attention is called to 'the5 pamphlet in order that
j any one who desires J to ,seud for it can do so.
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