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After Spain gets through with Mbrrocco we
hope there will be no discussion as to who the
real heroes are.
The attention of one Philander ; Knox is
called? to the Labor Day speech of former yico-
"Pre'sident Theodore Roosevelt.
Foreign made goods cannot escape the
tariff, but foreign made anarchists have evaded
the immigration laws.
Eo you like The Commoner? If so, Call
your' neighbors attention to it or send it. to a
friend. - Its irifiuence depends upon its circula
iion.an.dyou can increase its circulation if- you
( If an effort is made to prevent the criticism
of public officials Mr. Quay would seem to be
the proper person to champion the measure in
the Senate. r
Admiral Howiso'n might have saved him
self a great deal of trouble by learning before
hand the difference between Mr. Hackett and
After Czolgosz is condemned and executed
(the sooner the better) it might be proper to ask
the governor" of Indiana to surrender the man
who is under indicjbnient for aiding in the assas
sination of Gov. GocbeL m
In ,view of what befell Jho Independence and
the Constitution this year we trust that no one
will have the temerity to name the next yacht
racer Monroe Doctrine. "We want no' moroJ
-hoodoo .names for our racers.
.. Mr; Hull says the war in the Philippines is
p.ver but .that the presence of 40,000 soldiers is
needed to preserve tho peace. The Philippines '
have abut 8,000,, 1300, inhabitants, ' Forty "thou
sand soldiers there means oho soldier to each
200 inhabitants. The same proportion of sol
diers in the United States would make an army
of 300,000. Mr. Hull is adding much to the
gaiety of nations by his interviews.
. Many rules for tho pronunciation of the
name' of the President's .assassin are going the
rounds. The final pronunciation . will bo
"d-e-a-d." ..,:... . :-
.There has been a gratifying response to
The Commoner's effort to increase the influ
ence of tho weekly press. A large number of
- editors have commended the "Weekly Press
Forum and pledged their co-operation. . .
; 05yQ . . . . " -.. ......
Mr! Taft says the' Filipinos have hot been
given all that ho had hoped and desired to give
them, but promises more in the future when the
Filipinos are better able to receive and appre
ciate it. This has a delightfully George Third
ish sound. .
The bullet of an anarchist can not over
throw our government, neither can it settle
public questions. Our government reBts se-
curely upon the good will of the people, and
public questions will be settled by the intelli
gence and patriotism of the people.'
' ' ,' . . "Ky . ,.
President Roosevelt has asked all the mem-
bers of the cabinet to remain and has aspiired
them that it is his desire that thpy occupy their
positions - not temporarily but permanently.
This confirms 'his announcement that it will bo
''hjs'purpose'tp carry out .the policies; of his..pre-
decessoiv , . ,. '.." . -
. .If, the Republicans had any national , pride
they.would not exaggerate the number of an '
archists in the tJnited States, but for partisan
purposes they try to make it appear that all
who oppose Republican policies nearly half
the people are at heart in sympathy with as
t Bishop Cranston lays the blame of Presi
dent McKinley's death at the door of the news
paper cartoonist. Of course the good bishop
is mistaken. What lie thinks is rightconfe in
dignation is merely unreasoning partisanship.
If cartoons incite to murder, then hundreds of
public men are not safe.
The Kansas -City Journal says: "It is
nevertheless ,truc that the kind of speeches Mr.
Bryan and many other orators have been mak
ing about the country for the last four or five
years have a tendency to promote anarchistic
thought and sentiment." According to the
Journal it is all right for the republicans to
commit a wrong but improper for the 'Demo
crats to call attention to it.
If, as a-precaution against anarchy, the re-J
publicans, make it unlawful for a newspaper to
criticise an executive officer, they-must bof care
ful to see that tho law is. not retroactive. It is
only a few years since the republican papers '
criticised the President, and some of them have
been known to criticise Democratic and'Popu
list governor's even more recently
Some, of the Republicans seemed to, imagine
that 'the memorial services were intended for
political speeches. Let us hope that these
blind partisans will some day learn that tho
country is bigger than any party and that a
president belongs to the whole country.
Patterson, N. J., has gained the unenviable
reputation of being anarchist head quarters., for
the United States. Patterson is in a republican
congressional rdistrict in a state whoso governor
is a republican. These facts are mentioned for
the benefit of a few republican organs which
have seemingly allowed their, partisanship to
run mad. .. .. ; .
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The St. Louis Globe-Democrat Kansas
. Kity Journal, New York Tribune and Chicago
Inter-Ocean to say nothing of minor journals
of their class insist that opposition to repub
lican politics and criticism of republican officials
is anarchy. That many partisans hold tho
same views is not a compliment to American
The Nebraska Democratic State Conven
' tion sent the following to Mrs. McKinley :
Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept., 18, "1901. To
: Hon 'George Cortelyou, Sec, Canton, Ohio.
Dear Sir: The 'delegates assembled yesterday
in the Democratic State Convention adopted, by
unanimous vote, a resolution instructing me to
tender to Mrs. .McKinley their sympathy' and
condolence in1 the sore bereavemenient which
''- has;fallen.up6n her and the nation. ''Will'-you
kindly coil vey: this message' -to Tier.' ' "' '' '
' - :;- ' ' ;- ' W. fiWiOM'rsoN'i
r ' ;:'' Chairman 'of the ' coriventionV
- According to a -London dispatch-: "Tho
succession of 'regrettable incidents' which Lord
Kitchener has reported has evoked editorial
councils to the government to cease to endeavor
to wage war by proclamations and to recognizo
the need of crushing the Boers by force of
arms. According to Boer circles in Brussels,
Commandant General Botha intends to. hold tho
150 British prisoners as -hostages against tho
carrying out of the terms of Iord Kitchener's
proclamation." The Boers .celebrated the date
for the proclamation to go into effect by cap
turing a company of English soldiers. Kitche
ner "has -sent' columns of troops in pursuit of
the Boers" and tho English' papers are wasting
columns of space explaning how it was doiieV
It must be mortifying to honest and well
meaning Republicans to find that some of 'the
more partizan members of that. party wagged
their malicious tongues or employed their veno
mous pens in abuse of Democrats while tho
President's funeralwas in progress and while,
all patriotic hearts joined in tho mourning. It
was not an inspiring spectacle to see these de
based representatives or rather misrepresenta
tives of the Republican party sucking political'
comfoTt mit of the wounds of the chief execu
tive. Fortunately, however, the number of
such was small compared with the number 6f.
those who recognized that the calamity was
national and that the tributes o respect' were
non-partisan in "their character i ,;
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