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. Democracy still lives, neither disorganized nor .
It seems that Admiral Winfleld Scott Schley
has won the battle of Santiago twice.
. Indiahaizing of murderers will never become
popular with people who prefer .justice to parti
sanship. ' '
, .What' the governor of Kentucky said to the
governor of Indiana was, in the' language of the
street, a-plenty. . . "
We' sympathized with struggling, republics
when we were small; is our sympathy less active
now that we are big?
Would England express sympathy -with the
Filipinos if our president wore to express sym
pathy with the Boers?
It may be that the democratic roosters are
saving up their voices for a grand celebration after
the congressional elections of 1902.
We sincerely hope that the franchise grabbers
and tax eaters of San Francisco will be made to
dance lively to the music made by Mayor Schmitz.
It will be noted that those democratic organs
which lend aid and comfort to the republican party
are not mourning over democratic defeat In sev
"Vhat are we going to do, eh?" queries Rud
ysrd Kipling in his' latest poetic effusion anent tlie
Boer war. Candidly, Rudyard, wo do not know,
unless it be that you grin and bear it.
The vote of Philadelphia indicates that the
'taxpayers of that city dearly love to be robbed of
millions by republican ringsters, and tho taxpayers
certainly get plenty of that which they love.
A reader of The Commoner asks what relation
Porto .Rico and tho Sandwich Islands are to the
United States. Porto Rico Is a subject territory
enjoying such local self-government as the presi
dent and congress choose to give, and has no rep
resentative In congress. The Sandwich Islands
The astute republican leader who once re
marked that "democracy is most dangerous when
apparently the nearest dead," should be invited
into republican headquarters for consultation.
Since the break of those Leavenworth con
victs for liberty Captain Carter has been at work
on the plans of a new prison. There seems to be
something approaching retribution in this sort, of
Success is a fabric whose warp and woof are
-preparation and opportunity. The preparation is,
to a large extent, within one's own keeping; the
opportunity is a thing over which he exercises less
We gather from the reading of several valued
British exchanges that the Boers are cruel and in
human and entitled to no mercy because they in
sist upon carrying on the war along lines laid
down by the British.
If William Goebel had been a republican, 'and
if Taylor were a democrat, does any one imagine
for a moment that Governor Durbin would be so
vcnderfully concerned about the kind of justice
meted out in Kentucky?
"All cry and no price for wool" is a slight
variation' from the old saying, butjts truth will
not be disputed by wool growers who were quite
sure theDIngley tariff would make wool 'grow on
the' backs ttf hydraulic rams. ;'
The substitution of Lord Roberts for Glad
stone in the thoughts and reverence of the English
imperialists marks the difference between the
swagger of modern colonialism and Christian
statesmanship. Shall we imitate Great Britain?
After securing control of New York city by ad
vocating fusion and retaining control of Philadel
phia' by denouncing fusion, the republican man
agers are In a position to either advocate or. de
nounce in other parts of the country as their in
terests may seem to warant.
The Nebraska Independent (which is included
in our clubbing proposition) is one of the leading
populist papers in the United States. It is ably
edited and populist readers of The Commoner will
do well to take advantage of its free sample copy
offer to be found on the twelfth page.
The cable reports that Earl Rosslyn of Great
Britain has perfected a system and will proceed to
use it for the purpose of breaking the bank at
Monte Carlo. When Earl Rosslyn departs from
British shores his friends should bid him good
Lye and recommend that he take care of himself.
The average republican congressman takes it
as a personal affront to have any one suggest
methods for reducing the surplus. He is well
aware that the powers that be have some schemes
a-foot guaranteed to reduce the surplus with amaz
ing rapidity. There is the ship subsidy, for In
stance. It is with diffidence and considerable hesita
tion that The Commoner begs leave to ask the
Chicago Chronicle if republican victory in New
.Jerseyvictory in face of the victory won by the
"reorganizes" in the democratic state convention
Will have any effect on Mr. Cleveland's standing
at. a party leader.
In his letter to Governor Durbin, Governor
Feckham gave ample evidence of his thorough in
dependence of the Ready Letter Writer so familiar
. on center tables in the best homes about a genera
tion ago. Governor Beckham not -only writes en
tertainingly, but he writes as one having a pur
pose arid ability to carry it out.
The fusion candidate for mayor of New York
was supported by every influential morning news
paper but one and triumphantly elected. The fu
sion candidates in Philadelphia were supported by
every influential morning newspaper save ono
and were hopelessly defeated. Does "this argue for
or against fusion,? Or does it argue for or against
the worth of daily newspaper support?
The Dubuque Telegraph and the Dubuque Her
ald have been consolidated under the name of
"the Telegraph-Herald. John S. Murphy, for many
years editor of the Telegraph, continues as5 editor
ci the Telegraph-Herald. As long as. John S.
Murphy edits a newspaper in Iowa the true dem
ocracy of that state is guaranteed an able ex
ponent and defender.
In the last issue of The Commoner, the readers
were notified that a subscriber could secure a
three months' extension of his own subscription
by sending in one dollar for a now subscriber, it
will bo gratifying to the readers to know that
some have already taken advantage of this offer,
one subscriber sending in eighteen names and thus,
securing an extension of three years and a half
for himself. .
A reader of The Commoner inquires where he
can find the platforms of the various parties.
A pamphlet entitled "The Platform Text-Book,"
contains the Declaration of Independence, the con
stitution of the United States, .anft all the plat
forms of all the parties up to and, including last
year. This book can "be secured;fqr 25 cents by
addressing the Vincent Publishing Co., 612. So. 17th
si-., Omaha, Neb. '...-. ..,.,,.. ....
Senator Lodge wants a navy so strong that
"no foreign nation will dare to attack us." Jf we
had followed the course mapped out by the found
ers of the republic there would never have been
any imminent danger of attack from foreign na
tions. It is only after we became a "world power"
iu the direction of land grabbing and foreign in
trigue that we b,ecame involved in danger of at
tack from foreign powers.
The Commoner believes in giving credit . to
whom credit is due, and therefore it takes great
pleasure in mentioning with commendation and
hearty approval the determination of President
Roosevelt to use horses whose tails have not been
docked. His opposition to the cruel practice which
prevails In fashionable society is praiseworthy,
and, while it may not entirely offset the decora
tions which he has given his coachmen and foot
men, it ought to be considered by the jury "to
gether with all the other evidence in the case."
As an evidence, of the aristocratic tendency
which is manifesting itself in some parts of tile
country, attontion is called to a College of Her
aldry which has recently been established. The
reason given for this college is "the Increasing in
terest of families of distinction in tracing their
ancestry to the earliest known settlers in the
United States and their connection with those who
had their origin in tho British Isles or on, the con
tinent of Europe." It is stated that "by far the
majority ot these families are found to have
borne coats of arms." "Families of distinction"
are encouraged by the assurance that "the re
searches indicated are usually found to establish
the pedigree of applicants, often giving conclusive
evidence of the arms borne by ancestors and lost
in obscurity inconsequence of the prejudice which
formerly existed in this country against the use of
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