The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, November 29, 1901, Page 4, Image 4
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Two Vreolcs are required after money la received before thedato of tho wrapper can be changed. CHANGE OP ADDREBS-Subscribera requesting a change in address must givo the OLD as wollas the NEW address. Tho Ohio reorganizes seem to have executed a regular Gathmann gun finish. If a judge can imprison all who criticise his de cisions he need not pay much attention to the law. ' The Hartford Courant is 137 years old so old tluit it Is forgetful of many principles it once es poused. " '" "' ' ' - ' . Professor Rhulln doubtless feels muchlike 'a reciprocity treaty aftei'Vbout with a lot' of tariff magnates. It seems that some republicans are In favor of Reform only when it results in getting them into connection with the pie counter. Joseph Chamberlain Is putting the screws to the' British taxpayer. But Joseph manufacturers screws to saw nothing of small arms. The New York Weekly Tribune will be an agricultural paper in the. future, save wnen it neg lects agricultural topics to wave the bloody shirt. That hilarious sound floating in from the di rection of Washington may be. the result of Ehilander Knox reading a certain Minneapolis, speech. . President .Roosevelt should not carry his antl-; docking crusade to extremes. He would alienate spme. influential personages if he were to' dock a few trusts. The successful Gathmann gun, the Freeman Wllklns nuptials and republican revision of 'the. tariff appear to be eventualities of the dim and distant future. Fuak & Wagnalls Co., New York, have recent ly, published a worlc by Mr. Upton St. Clair, en titled King Midas, which is receiving very com plimentary mention at the hands of tho press. Frank A. Munsey has purchased the Washing ton Times. It Is to be hoped that the former owner, Mr. Hutchlns, will get back Into loumni- istlc work somewhere. His energy and long ex-r erienc ought not .to be lost to the newspaper foria. The Commoner. Republican organs are making sport of The Commoner's suggestion that debating clubs should bo organized throughout tho country. This is perf ectly natural. If there is anything a republi can editor fights shy of it is an honest discussion. The Chicago American charges Judge Elbridgo Hanecy of Chicago with having changed his name from Patrick Hennessy, and offers to prove it by the brother and sister of the judge. This is al most as contemptuous as to charge him with being the tool of the gas trust. The Farm, Stock and Home, of Minneapolis, Minn.-, makes a wise remark when it says that we wouldn't feel so puffed up about the size of our exports if we stopped to consider how large a part of those exports goes to pay dividends on our own watered stocks held abroad. Tho republican organs that protested so stren uously when southern newspapers condemned President Roosevelt for dining with Booker T. Washington should take cognizance of the fact that a Boston barber refused to shave. a negro. In Boston, too; right under the shadow of Bunker Hill. The proposed tariff commission will serve a two-fold purpose it will make places for a few political favorites at goodly salaries, but more than that, it will give congress an excuse for rcstponing action on a reform demanded by the people and opposed by the beneficiaries of the tariff. The Medical World of Philadelphia has intro duced a department for the discussion of public questions from the standpoint of the physician and tho citizen. In a recent issue It discussed anarchy, the Philippine question and free speech, and discussed them both patriotically and intel ligently. A reader of The Commoner is anxious to find the whereabouts of Joseph Page. He is supposed to be in one of the western states, but has not been heard of for twelve years. Any person hav ing Information concerning bim will please com municate with Virgil Page, Koleen, Green county, Indiana. Brother Watterson's destiny doctrine seems to have a reversable attachment He Is not will ' hg to accept the president's action in the Booker Washington case as a final decree of Providence. Is it possible that destiny must have the initials of the Courier-Journal's editor blown, in the .bottle in order to be genuine? The growth of organization among the labor ing men is shown by the fact that the costume cutters of Chicago began. an organization about six months ago and now their organization In cludes four-fifths of the men in that trade In the city. One of tho objects of the organization is to avoid strikes by promoting arbitration. Wanted The name and address (to be fur nished by himself) of every travelling man in the United States who believes In democratic prin ciples as set forth in tho Kansas City platform. Readers of The Commoner will confer a favor on tho editor by bringing this item to the notice of travelling men who are not subscribers. The Daily Democrat of Johnstown, Pa., Is con gratulating itself on the democratic victory won in Cambria county. While It is not always easy in politics to trace the result to a particular cause, it Is certain that the Daily Democrat has been giv ing its readers good and substantial reasons for voting th democratic ticket, and has doubtless had a considerable influence In the moulding of public opinion in that part of the country. The result In Ohio was not due to the thh popularity of the candidate for governor; it was due to the fact that even so good a man as Mr. Kilbourne could, not overcome the indignation aroused by a convention which tried to bring back the. bolting democrats by abandoning the national platform. A citizen of lake City, la., has recently learned a lesson on tho tariff question. She received from relatives in Europe some home-made souvenirs, upon which the duty and other charges amounted to considerably more than the articles were worth. She has had an insight into the beauty of a high tariff system which it is impossible to get except through experience. In 1900 1,040,000 votes were polled in Ohio. This year S40.000 votes were polled a falling off of 200,000 votes since last year. At the guberna torial election in 1899, 920,000 votes were polled CO.O0O votes more than were polled this year. If the democratic ticket had polled as many votes this year, with the Kansas City platform elimi nated, as it polled in 1899, when the Chicago plat form was reaffirmed, the reorganizes would be re joicing. In 1900 the presidential tickets received the following vote in Maryland: McKinley and Roosevelt, 136,185; Bryan and Stevenson, 122,238. This year Herring, democratic candidate for comp troller, received 91,040; Platte, republican, 90,587. For clerk of court of appeals, Turner, democrat, received 90,490; Parron, republican, 90,634. It will bo seen that the democratic state ticket, running on state issues, polled thirty-one thousand votes less than the democratic national ticket polled last year when the Kansas City platform was in issue. And yet this-is claimed as a victory for the reorganizers. It seems that the greater tho falling off in the democratic vote',, the greater tho victory for the reorganizers. iir The American Economist reproduces with ap parent approval an editorial from the Camden (N. J.) Telegram opposing a reduction of the tariff on steel rails. The reason given is that "since the very discussion of tho subject, to say nothing of legislation upon it, would cause an in dustrial disturbance, ( it-is clearly In the interests of prosperity and business stability to let the tariff remain on steel rails, although, strictly speaking, it is no longer necessary to tho indus try." So it seems that the tariff queBJon cannot be discussed without disturbing business. The same argument was nsed against the discussion of the money question, and will doubtless be nsed against the discussion of the trust question. When corporations get -wbat they want they not only want to be left alone, but they do not want tho subject discussed. Why not make anti-anarchy laws broad enough, to punisb anybody who sug gests a reduction of the tariff? A reader of The Commoner Inquires what qualities the mayor of a municipality should pos sess. A mayor Is an executive officer, and should have executive ability, which may be described as the ability to organize and perform work by tho employment of the most systematic, thorough and economical means. He should also be a man of Integrity, and by that is meant that he should not only bo able to resist the temptations which como in a multitude of forms, but should Iiave an hon est purpose to administer his office as a public trust. He should have moral courage a quality less common than ability and Integrity to do his duty according to his judgment, regardless qf the threats of enemies or the persuasion of friend's. The municipal government of a city of any con siderable size offers great and honorable opportun ities for men who desfre to see the government ad ministered In such a way as to protect the equal rights of all and give special privileges to none.