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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1901)
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Will Corbin reiterate Bates' claim that
slavery is not recognized in Sulu? t '"
King Corn shows a disposition to do a few
things to the pretenders who try to lathis
crown. . ' ,
The organs now most vociferously pleading
.for harmony are the same organs that destroyed
"harmony a few years ago.' .'' '" -
The tin trust replies by Baying the wage
workers may either pay more for the dinner
pail or be content with a smaller one.
;Tlie match trust has gobbled everything in
sight and all complaints are met with the com
forting advice to "use flint and steel."
Mr. Babcock may feel rather downcast ifrhe
finds enough tariff revision republicans to join
hands with the democratic minority to force
The issues before the country are princi
ples, not men. The anxiety of the adminis
tration organs to discuss men is based on fear
to discusB principles.
Having said all they could against Admiral
Schley tho navy boreaucrats were not stricken
with sorrow when Secretary Long issued his
orders commanding silence.
If Admiral Cervera is called as a witness in
the Schley-Sampson case he will have to be in
troduced to tho gentleman whose head orna
ments the Santiago medal.
It "appears that Secretary Long left the
Sampson side of the controversy in Bafe hands
when he went away on a vacation and left Mr.
Hackett to run tho navy department, '
Considering tho work done by Mr. Law
.son's yacht, no one need be at a loss to under
stand why the New York Yacht club declines
to let him enter the trial heats,'
The steel workers made a mistake in not
postponing their strike until a time when it
would be necessary for Mr. Hanna to settle it
in the interests of -the republican party.
The trusts oppose tariff revision because
they fear it will uiiBcttlo business, but they
pay no heed to the just demands of labor, pre
ferring to have the strikes unsettle business.
The steel trust will have the best of tho
fight as long as it can depend on tribute levied
on the whole people while the amalgamated
steel workers have to depend on themselves
A protected "infant" that is strong enough
to' deny the just demands of 800,000 wage
workers is amply able to take care of itself
without the postering care of special legisla
tion. . ,
General Lord Roberts gets $500,000 for
his work in South Africa. This entitles Gen
eral Otis to about $6,000,000 for his numerous
suppressions of the "insurrection" in the Phil
ippines. - :;:....
The Knickerbocker Refining company has
been organized in New ; York to fight " the
American Refining company. The war will be
a merry one and' sugar consumers should pre
pare to stand the expense.
The pernicious activity of MayorTom
Johnson in unearthing the tax shirkers is cal
culated to increase the enmity of the gentleman
who controls the republican party and the "Lit
tle Consolidated" street railway of Cleveland.
The navy is to practice up by playing at
"Siege of Lady smith." Tho victorious com
mander in the mock battle .will doubtless re
main out of sound of the shooting and claim a
bunch of prize money as big as a conning
t "Protect us from foreign competition and
then watch us compete with foreigners," ex- -claim
the "tariff, infants." And up to date
enough voters have been befuddled by the tor
turous logic to enable the "infants' to keep
their hands in the people's pockets.
. Tho strenuous defenders of the full dinner
pail are not much agitated because the tin
makers have hoisted tho price of the pail. The
working.man must look out for that part of it,
and the tariff taxers expect to find something
else to fool the laborer with before the next
campaign comes on.
Reports are still.coming in from the Fourth
of July celebrations. Attention has already
been called to, one celebration where a part of
tho Declaration of Independence was omitted.
It seems that the Declaration was read in full
at Carson City, Nevada, but a republican
present mistook it for a, Democratic speech and
objected tosorauc.kBryanism"bcing dragged
into a non-partisan occasion,
The , republican papers of Nebraska wero
full of talk about, opposition to fusion but
when the democratic and populist committees
met it was found that the sentiment in favor
of continued co-operation was practically unani
mous. Swift punishment is overtaking theman
who robbed the California mint. It is another
illustration of the fact that a' crime cannot ho
so carefully planned but what some clue will
be left which will lead to the detection of
The. steel trust threatens to leave a Penn
sylvania town because the people of ,the town
sympathize with tho strikers. This will be a
good club to hold over the people of the town
during the strike, but it is probable that they
have decided to move anyhow, and will do so
in spite of anything the people may do.
The British war office, deeming discretion
the better part of valor, has ceased its efforts
to muzzle the London Daily" Mail. The Brit
ish war office should take a course under Gen
eral MacArthur, the gentleman who showed
his .zeal for the establishment of civil govern
ment and republican ideals in the Philippines
by Vanishing an editor who had the temerity
to publish the fact that a few army officers
Were speculating in government goods.
By what process of reasoning do the mem
bers of the New York Yaoht olub.arrogatc-to
themselves the right tto be. the sole defenders
of! the America cup? If a "land lubber" can
design a yacht that, will out-sail ancl out-foot
the yachts built by the New Yorkers, that
"land lubber" is entitled to prove the fact and
defend, the cup. Public interest alone sus
tains these international races, and the moment
tho races bcome provincial affairs they ,will
The Colorado members of the American
Bar association, and the Colorado and Denyer
Bar associations will extend an invitation to tho
members of the American Bar association and
the ladies of iheir families to make an excur
sion to Cripple Creek, Glenwood Springs,
Leadville, Marshall Pass, and Colorado Springs,
August 24th, 25th, 20th, and 27th. As tho
association has not previously visited a city
west of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers,
the choice of Denver as a place of meeting by
the association is an important event for tho
Bar of the "West.
Thatiusually conservative journal, the New
York Herald, describes at considerable length
an abuse of judicial power which has recently
taken place in Connecticut. It is a good illus
tration of what may be expected if govern
ment by injunction continues. Mr. Franklin
Farrell founded the Farrell Foundry and Ma
chine Company; this company had a disagree
ment with its employes and a strike followed.
Judge Bryant, who is a son-in-law of, and lives
with, Mr. Farrell fined one of tho employes
$50 for saying "the scabs have come to town,"
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