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Well, the republicans are not crowing over
Will the esteemed Chicago Chronicle please
point out where the reorganized democracy ac
rA two-billion dollar glass trust Is now being
planned. This Is a monopoly that-the people ought
to be able to see through. - - .
'- The report that Lord Pauncefoto is. on his way
back to Washington with a new canal treaty in his
pocket is reassuring.
'One chief regret about the naval inquiry is
that Captain Lemley draws a government salary
. lor that sort of thing.
; " Having received $500,000 for subduing the
Boers Lord Roberts should return to South Africa
. and earn about $2,000,000 more.
Senator Hoar's latest is calculated to make the
administration organs dig up the "granny" and
"copperhead" lines from tho standing galleys.
The esteemed Washington Post may always be
depended upon to warm up to the man who occu
pies the White house. The Post is an Vin"-dopen-dent
When men fight for a principle, defeat does
not discourage them, but when they are actuated
solely by an "anything-to-win" policy, defeat is a
more serious matter.
So far no ,golu standard paper has pointed to
the democratic victory in Denver to prove that
.tho money question is dead. . -
It seems that New Jersey is not yet ready to .
break up tho gang of highwaymen who organize
trusts in that state and then proceed to plunder
the people of all the other states.
Many newspapers now rejoicing over the fu
sion victory in New York city have spent a great
deal of time during the last five or six years de
nouncing fusion in western slates.
Tho failure of tho fusionists to carry Penn
sylvania proves that the great majority nf the re
publicans either like Quayism or lack the moral
courage necessary to overthrow it.
Josiah Quincy is a man of great personal pop
ularity, but he seems to have alienated tho gold
democrats when he dared to prefer a democratic
platform to a republican one.
The republican papers that accused Iowa's
democratic candidate for governor of desiring to
avoid national issues are now declaring that na
tional issues were responsible for his defeat.
The wily Turk will not be frightened at any ,
French demonstration as long as he knows that
each European nation wants his domain bad
enough to keep any other nation from grabbing it.
Andrew Jackson Montague, the newly elected
governor of Virginia, will now have a chance to
live up to the expectations aroused by his name,
and his friends are confident that he will do so.
It seems that they have demagogues in tho
Philippines. At least, they are so described be
cause they oppose taxation without representation.
Laws are now being prepared for their suppres
sion. When the banks issue all the money and the
trusts own tho attorney general, then the people
may begin to realize that they were mistaken when
they, thought a full stomach the acme of human
Captain Mahan is writing a book about "Types
of Naval Heroes." It will be admitted that the
United States navy has several "types," but the
Dewey-Schley-Clark-Phillip type Is the most sat
Colonel Kilbourno made as good a race as
could have been expected under the .circumstances;
but for the high character of the nominees in
Ohio the defeat would have been even greater
than it was.
There is very little consolation that democrats
can draw from last week's elections, but those
-who made a fight for democratic principles have
more of it than those who. relied upon the per
sonal popularity of the candidates.
Patriotic Americans who want to help the
Boers can do so by selling mules to the British.
The British send the mules to South Africa and
the Boers seize them. In this way Americans help
themselves while helping the Boers.
It seems that our "colonial governors" are as
serting that Chinese labor is necessary for the de
velopment of "our. possessions' The wage-earner
will some day learn that colonialism is not for
him, but for the exploiter and the syndicate.
Mr. Croker takes a philosophical view of tho
defeat of Tammany's candidate for mayor. Tam
many has been in control of New York for a long
while, and some of the officials elected by Tam
many have betrayed their trust. A change has
been secured. It Is to be hoped that tho republi
cans who boast of having redeemed Now York
will now turn their attention to Philadelphia.
"Here we are and here wo intend to stay,"
this Is the clear and convincing argument made by
our carpetbag government t the protests of the
Filipinos. This argument mtains tho very es
sence of constitutional law x, 'died to Imperial
ism. It -used to bo that we considered what wo
ought to do; now wo simply declare what we are
"going to do."
The Chicago Chronicle says; "The Chicago and
Kansas City platforms are still responsible for
disorganization and defection." But how does it
account for Ohio? The Chronicle was hilariously
happy when the Ohio convention refused to in
dorse the Kansas City platform and happier still
when It gave prominence to democrats bearing
the private brand of the Chronicle.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat says '.'silver will
be redeemed" that is, tho Overstreet bill making
silver dollars redeemable in gold will be passed by
the next congress. And only a few years ago "the
republican party, from tradition and interest, fav
ored the use of both gold and sliver as standard
money." But, then, the republican party fav
ored a number of things a few years ago-that it
does not favor now.
In a recent issue of The Commoner it "was
stated that the salmon pack of the Puget Sound
territory for the present season was valued at
four hundred thousand dollars. A subscriber,
writing to correct the item, says that the entire
output for Puget Sound will be about six million
dollars. One company, the Pacific American Fish
eries company has packed more than three hun
dred thousand cases, valued at about five dollars
An Indiana tax-dodger has recently been fined
one thousand dollars. For seventeen years he
had been making false returns, and escaping tax
ation upon one hundred thousand dollars. Tho
money which he had thus saved was really taken
from the pockets of those who were over-burdened,
and yet his conscience would doubtless prevent his
stealing a neighbor's pocket-book or other prop
erty. Why is it that a tax-dodger can be blind to
the effect of his conduct and to the moral prin
Senator Fairbanks spoke' fn Nebraska" during
tho campaign just closed and in all his speeches
he eulogized President McKinley, buthe some
times failed to mention President Roosevelt's
name. This omission will be easily understood
when it is remembered that Mr. Roosevelt's acces
sion to the presidency is likely to disappoint Sen
ator Fairbanks' ambition to be the republican can
didate in 1904. It will naturally take him a little
while to readjust his affections so as to feel as
kindly toward Mr. Roosevelt's candidacy as he has
felt toward his own.
On another page will be found an article which
appeared in the Buffalo Express, giving an ac
count of the dairy contest which was held in con
nection with tho pan-American congress. Butter
and milk are so important a part of the food of
every family that the readers of The Commoner
will bo interested in this very thorough test. The
question, of course, is not settled, because only fivo
cows were selected from each breed, and there is
such a difference between cows of the same breed
that no test based upon the production of a few
cows could bo conclusive. As these cows wero
selected for tho purpose, and as the contest ex
tended over six months, the result will, however,
be of value in forming a general opinion upon the
relative merits of the various breeds for dairy
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