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This is calculated to set Mr. Hull to hustling for
some new concessions.
"The tariff will be revised by its friends!"
shouts the ultra-protection organ. The present
tariff was enacted by its friends and beneficiaries
and they do not care for any revision.
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It is barely possible that the Boers have safely
passed the Valley Forge station on the road to
Prosperity is so widespread that Bradstreet
reports 223 business failures for last week as"
against 193 for tho same week last; year.
Whenever you receive a sample copy of The
Commoner in aditton to your regular copy, Just
hand it to a neighbor and urge him to subscribe.
The ship subsidy promoters are not making a
great deal of noise, but the indications are that
they are sustaining a lot of wear and tear on
their rubber tires.
General Corbin declares that the lumber indus
try will never amount to much in tho Philippines.
Senator Foraker seems to think that Provi
dence is to blame for our being in the Philippines,
but he is sure that the republican party will de
serve the credit if we make any money out of the
President Roosevelt's friends have read with
consternation Mr. Hanna's prompt declaration that
he will remain at the head of the republican com
mittee and give the administration the benefit of
"Let well enough alone" is the favorite song
w.ith the trusts and other great monopolistic com
binations which are preying upon the public, but
many the wool-growers among them refuse to
join in the chorus.
General Mac Arthur says that "no white man
can do physical labor in the Philippine islands,"
and the Kansas City Journal suggests that the
general is trying to encourage Americans to go
over there in order to find leisure. '
It is queer logic that sees political wisdom in
fusion of democrats and anti-Quay republicans in
Pennsylvania to secure honest government, and
political shame in fusion of democrats and pop
ulists in Nebraska to secure the same end.
Now that Senator Hanna has certified to the
statesmanship of Senator Foraker, and Senator For
aker has eulogized Senator Hanna, it would seem
advisable to retire them both as soon as possible
before they have time to fall in each other's esti
mation. When will the American people awaken to a
realization of the fact that from the practical
standpoint, as well as from that of mere sentiment
and devotion .to "old fogy notions," the American
people are paying altogether too great a price for
their Philippine "whistle"?
Comptroller of the Currency Rldgeley admits
that he would like to see a United States bank
like the one his grandfather helped to conduct
along with Nicholas Bid'dle. If he saw it he would
doubtless look over his shoulder with fear and
trembling, expecting to see the" ghost of Andrew
General Sir Redvers Buller is again playing in
hard luck. This is sufficient to give the "13" su
perstition a fresh start. Redvers Buller is com
posed of thirteen letters, but the chances are that
this fact Is not responsible for his failure to whip
the Boers. More than likely the Boers are to
Mr. Shepherd, the democratic candidate for
mayor of New York was a great and good man
when, a few years ago, he supported Mr. Low as
against the Tammany candidate. Now when Tam
many shows its desire for good government by
nominating this same Mr. Shepherd, the republi
cans think that he is entirely unworthy of public
Senator Fora? .r, In opening his Ohio cam
paign, said that the democratic party "could do
nothing to change the standard of values," but
that the republican party "has no such trouble."
This should be accepted as a high compliment to
the democratic party for it must be remembered
that the change which the republican party has
made in the standard of value Involved enormous
, injustice to the producers of wealth.
The New York Tribune, commenting on fusion
in Nebraska, says: "Colonel Wm. J. Bryan seems
to be one of those ill-fated politicians who can
never cure themselves of the habit of riding two
horses." And it makes this comment at, the same
time that it gives loving and loyal support to
fusion in New York city between the republicans
and the independent democrats.
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"Look at the success of this administration,"
said a seedy looking individual. "Look at the bal
ance of trade, $999,999,999.99 more than ever be
fore" and as his democratic listener turned away
he lowered his voice and suggested, "Could you
lend a poor fellow a quarter to get something to
eat?" "You'd better take a silver dollar," said
the unfeeling democrat. "You'll need that much to
keep you alive until you cash your s,hare of tho
balance of trade."
The Iowa campaign is being enlivened by a
joint debate between retiring Governor Shaw and
the republican candidate for lieutenant governor.
During the past year they have been on opposite
sides when the taxation of railroads was under
consideration, and each one is now defending his
record and, in so doing, is condemning the posi
tion taken by the other. They do not speak at tho
same meeting, but the speech of each answers the
speech of the other. -
One of the spellbinders imported .into Ne
braska in the present campaign called forth a
fervent response from one of his auditors. He
was dilating upon the country's prosperity and to
clinch his argument demanded, "Do you want a
change in your condition?" A republican in the
rear of the hall; who was sufficiently under the in
fluence of liquor to be enjoying his "condition,"
shouted, "N-e-v-e-r ! !" and it was some minutes
before, the speaker could proceed.
The republican papers reported that ex-Senator
Towne, who is now interested In the Beaumont
oil fields, went to Austin, Tex., and lobbied
against the bill providing for the taxing of the
products of the oil wells. The charge is utterly
false. He never went to Austin, he never sent
any communication, he never signed any protest,
or took any part whatever in the discussion of the
subject. The republican papers are not expected
to correct the report, but the readers of The Com
moner will be interested in knowing the facts.
The Louisville Courier-Journal is responsible
for the statement that Judge Jones of Alabama, re
cently appointed to the United States bench, "will
continue to call himself a democrat." It also
adds: "Ho believes in the gold standard, protec
tion to American products and expansion. He ia
in harmony with all the national principles of tho
republican party." From this description him
it is difficult to see why he continues to call him
self a democrat, an-l it. is also very easy to under
stand why President Roosevelt appointed him,.
This act on the part of tho president has been:
cited as evidence of the president's liberality. But
a republican executive does not show an amazing
amount of liberality when he appoints a man who
is a "republican in beliefs and a democrat only in
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