The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 24, 1901, Page 6, Image 6
The Commoner. tin The Commoner. ISSUED WEEKLY. Terms Payable In Advance. One Year Ji.oe Six Months EO Tlirco Months .35 Single Copy At Newstantls or at this Office.: 05 Sample Coplc5 Free. No Traveling Canvassers are Employed. Subscriptions can be sent direct to The Com moner. They can also be sent through newspapers which haye advertised a clubbing rate, or through precinct agents where such agents have been ap pointed. All remittances should be sent by postoffice order, express order or by bank draft on New York or Chicago. Do not send individual checks, stamps, or money. Advertising rates furnished upon application. Address all communications to THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb. Entered at the postoffice at Lincoln, Nebraska, as second class mail matter.- Fortunately for mankind it will take several more decades for the financiers to corner hope. A proper amount of mint sauce accompan ied the lambs devoured by Wall street the . .other day. Some men -who start to lay by something for a rainy day are deceived by the first heavy fall of dew. Of- course MaoArthur wi'll not deport any Manila editors while that military investiga tion is under way. . -T .,...., mIt is noticeable that all of the republican tariff reformers do their best work while con gress is not in session. Lord Salisbury says Great Britain is a power to bo reckoned with. Ho seized a religious banquet as the occasion for issuing this warlike cry. ' . The new oup defender is named " Constitu ti6n," and Sir Thomas Lipton is encouraged. He has learned that the Constitution does not go very far. The indications are that Senator Mason is willing to compromise with bis constituents by agreeing not to blush any more if they will re elect him senator. The Commoner is obliged to 'the Advisor for its compliments and its advico. Advice is 'ah easy thing to give and often, though not al ways, a good thing to accept. Congressional visitors to the Indian terri tory have discovered that it has the making of a very rich state. This discovery may not prove fortunate for the Indians. There ought to be a golden (or silver) mean between Professor Crook and Lieuten ant Hobson between total abstinence from kissing and oscillatory dissipation. Mr." Conger says thousands of Chinese are dying of starvation. And the cablegrams say that the indemnity China will have to pay amounts to $313,000,000. Yet people of Chris tian countries wonder why tho Chinese are so slow to accept tho Christian religion. Farmers who bought Northern Pacific and Union Pacific stock at the right time and lot go of it at tho proper moment are feeling good. .The farmers who did not are still plowing. In the last issue Norway was described as having secured a liberal constitution eighty-five years ago. It should have read eighty-seven instead of eighty-five, as May 17, 1814 was the date. Tho pickpocket who touched Secretary of Agriculture Wilson should hasten to Beck cover. Ho is likely to collide with a more skillful pickpocket who operates behind a broker's li cense. The republican papers are beginning to ex press fear that the "McLaurin movement" will fail for "lack of leadership". As Senator Mc Laurin seems to be the only person in the movement so far he ought to have no trouble leading himself. Tho fever of speculation on Wall Street is wearing on Mr. Gage. He does not know whether he will have to Bell bonds to keep the market from breaking, or buy bonds to keep the speculators from going broke. Senator Hoar is reported as saying that Harvard should confer tho Doctor's degree up on President MoKinley as a reward for his. protective tariff work. If the titlq is to be cheapened by making it a rewtird for political services, why not offer it as a premium to all those who vote the republican ticket? Two reports have been prepared by the Cuban committee having the Piatt amendment under consideration. Both propose modifica tion and one declares that the amendment does not express the wishes of the American people. The reports will be given in full as soon as they are presented to the constitutional con vention. Mr. McKinley's new epigram to the effect that markets are more important than maxims ought to be popular among those who believe that money iB more important than manhood. It places the material above the ideal and ought to be preserved along with, "What are. we here for?" and "What's the Constitution 'between friends ?' Reverend Jenkin Lloyd Jones of Chicago, 'commenting upon tho craze for speculation says: "We have spent our time in lauding our Rockefellers and Morgans. They are the Napoleons and Bismaroks of finance. Wo seem to have forgotten Gladstone and Lincoln and their homely teachings. The craze for speculation is tho result of tho far reaching degeneracy of our ideals.!' There is more truth than poetry in Jenkin Lloyd Jones' statement. The protectionists have always insisted that the foreigner pays the tax. And now it is suggested that China's import duties be in . creased so that China may bo enabled to pay the indemnity. Tho spectacle of foreigners taxing themselves to pay a debt owed to them by China iB rather humorous, but not more so than many other doings of the protectionists. A reader of The Commoner, commenting on an editorial which appeared in tho paper recently concerning the action of the govern ment in regard to the New Orleans case, says that mules are contraband of war, and that instructions to this effect are issued by tho government to the commanders of our war ships. If this be true, the cabinet may find it necessary to reverse itself on another question. The Albany street car strike with its blood shed as well as its pecuniary Iosb, is another evidence of the necessity for arbitration. Neither the corporation nor the employes can be trusted to decide without appeal the contro versies which arise between labor and capital. The rights of the parties interested and the welfare of the public require that there should be a disinterested tribunal before which all may be heard. . The California readers of The Commoner will find profit in comparing the boom in rail road stock and trust certificates with the price of farms and fruit lands. Why is it that Trusts ' can inflate the value of their property, while agriculturists cannot? The answer 'is simple. The farmer must sell in the market and buy at trust prices; the trusts can buy in the 'open market and sell at trust prices. It seems that the English are having trouble with a new prophet in Africa, called the Mad Mullah. His people claim that he is impervi ous to bullets and cannot be injured by sword or lance. He is described as mad, probably because he is not covetous and is said to divide the profits of war among his followers, keeping but little for himself. It is unfortunate for England that she has to deal with another prophet before she gets through with Kruger who predicted that England could only .con quer the Boers at an expense which would stagger the world. A Maryland minister complains because a recent issue of The Commoner contained, among items of interest, the opinion of a Bal timore clergyman to the ,offect that preachers should not be admitted to the sick room. Tho .opinion was printed because it was a very un usual, not to say unique, position for any one to take. The editor of this paper does not at tempt to comment upon all news items, nor does he fear that words of Br. Harcourt will receive serious consideration. It is prob able that the gentleman quoted would bo the first man to send for a minister if sick. Spiritual consolation in hours of sickness is as acceptable to those who are prepared for death as to those who are unprepared.