The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, October 18, 1901, Page 6, Image 6
jgijfWIJiiUMiliM, 6 fCi' The Commoner. ISSUED WEEKLY. Term Payable in Advance. Cue Yar $!. Six Mouths .5 T farce Months a$ Jingle Copy At Newstands or at this Office e$ Sample Copies Free. No Traveling Canvassers are Employed. Subscriptions can be sent direct to The Com moner. They can also be sent through newspapers which have 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 rales furnished upon application. Address all communications to THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb. Entered at the postoffice at Lincoln, Nebraska, as second class mail matter. By the way, where is that Hanna boom that Secretary Heath was amusing himself with? Judge James F.Hughes, of Matoon, Illinois, is interesting himself in a plan to raise a fund for the benefit of Mrs. Amanda Poorman, who in her younger days befriended Abraham Lin coln, then a struggling young lawyer. - The editor of The Commoner acknowl edges his indebtedness to the readers who have been bringing the paper to the" attention of their neighbors and thus increasing its circula tion. Last week was the beBt since the sum mer months began but the books are not yet full. - '..-. '.' ... Soon we may expect the administration literary bureau to got into operation in order to convince the American people that the ad mission of Chinese to this country is the very thing necessary to completely maintain "na tional honor", "restore confidence" and estab lish "perpetual prosperity." If any wage-worker has been deluded with the idea that a labor organization can hold its own against a great trust let him learn wisdom from the sad experience of those who have felt the power of the steel trust. Tho laboring man will find it necessary to use tho ballot for the extermination of trusts; ho cannot rely -upon tho strength of any organization, how ever strong. Don't bet on oleotions. Aside from the moral prinoiple involved it is foolish to gamble on a subject where your enthusiasm impairs your judgment. If your party wins there is joy enough in the victory; 4f your party Iobcs, why give your opponents the double happiness of a party triumph and your money besides. Instead of risking your earnings on a wager contribute what you can to the campaign fund. Andrew Jackson Montague, the Democratic candidate for Governor in Virginia, has the brand of his Democracy "blown in the bottle," The Commoner. as it were. It is evident that his parents were admirers of the hero of New Orleans, and Mr. Montague, while still a young man, has shown himself to possess the Democracy, the honesty and the courage which characterized the states man after whom he was named. Tho Daily News and Sun of Griffin, Geor gia, held its fourth annual reunion of employees t and correspondents recently. The News and Sun is one of the staunch Democratic papers of Georgia and the success of. the reunion indi cates tho popularity of the paper in its vicin ity. Senator Clay delivered an address and too.k occasion to deal a few stalwart blows at the Hanna "Democrats," as he called those who claim to be Democrats and yet support Republican principles. The suggestion that the bodyof Czolgosz should be refused burial upon American soil is proof of the patriotism of those who advance it, but the government would not strengthen itself in the eyes of the world by going beyond the limitations of the law. When life is ex tinct the penalty is paid, and the body belongs to his relatives. If tho parents of Czolgosz choose to bury him in the ocean no one will complain, but for the government to insist upon it would not add to its dignity or increase the already well-nigh unanimous condemnation of anarchy. Hon. Alexander Del Mar has just issued (through the Cambridge Encyclopedia Co, New York,) a very valuable work entitled: "A History of the Precious Metals from the Earliest TimeB to tho Present." Mr. Del Mar was formerly direotor of the United States Bureau of Statistics, and has written a number of books. Attention is called to this one for tho reason that the editor of The Commoner is often in receipt of letters asking for infor mation upon subjects covered by Mr. Del Mar's work, and he takes pleasure in commend ing it. The announcement that Mr. Goold, ,tho man recently nominated by the Nebraska Re publicans for regent of the State University, was among those who borrowed state money of Treasurer Bartley and failed to return same, has created consternation in the Republican camp. As a number of other Republican lead- ers are suspected of being in the same fix it. may become necessary for Republican conven tions hereafter, before proceeding to nomine tions, to appoint a committee to visit the peni tentiary and examine Mr. Bartlcy's schedule of uncollectable assets. A roader of Tho Commoner says that the statistics showing the tonnage on the lakes are misleading, and asserts that these statistics show the carrying capacity of the boat and not the actual weight carried. He says, for in stance, that a vessel having a capacity of two thousand tons will bo reported at two thous and tons when she enters a port, and reported again at two thousand tons when she leaves the port, regardless of the actual amount of freight conveyed from port to port. If this is true, the statistics do not show the amount of freight actually carried, but the .amount that might be carried. If the same report is made from each port entered and the sums are added together, tho same freight may be counted over and over again. The editor of The Commoner will be glad to have the state ment confirmed or refuted. The Populist committee of Jasper County, Missouri, has adopted resolutions repudiating the new party movement, and declaring that, while it believes in perfecting and keeping the Populist organization in the field, it also be lieves that so long as the Democratic party maintains the position taken in 189G and 1900 it is the best for the Populists to act with the Democrats. This is certainly a wiser course than that pursued by those Populists who as sume that the Democratic party will be Repub licanized, and then proceed to encourage the re organizers by declaring against fusion. Congressman Babcock has been visiting in Europe and on his return to this country gave to the newspapers an interview in which ho said: "What I saw and heard in Europe in regard to trade interests and the influences exerted upon old world industrial conditions by American com petition has served only to strengthen the views I have long entertained, that our tariff should bo revlBed to meet new-conditions. Indeed, I regard ' that as conclusive." " : If the Republican party opposes tariff re vision it is safe to predict that Mr. Babcock, if lxe adheres to his views, will find himself a stranger to the patronage crib. i 'J A reader of The Commoner inquires i, whether thesilver dollar is an unlimited legal, tender. It is, except where specifically ex cluded by the terms of the contract. The law of 1873 suspended the coinage of silver, but did not affect its legal tender, The law of . . 1874 limited the legal tender, but the law of 1879, providing for the purchase and coinage of silver bullion, provided also for the unlim-, ited legal tender of the silver dollar except when contracted against. While the advo t cates of the gold standard have desired to limit the legal tender of standard silver dollars they have not yet succeeded in doing so. An organized movement has. been set on , foot in Texas for the promotion of industrial education of the children. Reports from that state show that the work is rapidly progress ing. The organization has already secured tho passage of a bill establishing an industrial col lego for girls and is now proposing to introduce normal and industrial training into the public schools. The leaders of the movement contend that the building of factories and the development of other indus trial enterprises to utilize the industrial re sources of the state . demand such an improve ment as will fit the students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by these industries.