The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, December 06, 1901, Page 4, Image 4

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Senator, Quay has printed a book and In. tho.
introductory declares that Pennsylvania republi
can eaders,aro honest. The Pennsylvania repub
lican leaders will now hasten to return the com-
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The president's, message, will bo discussed in
next we.?k's issue.
The Congressional Record, contains, what they
ear publicly,, Out the committee room does not talk.,
The; "negro problem' continues to bo settled
In the- north, where there is. no negro problem to-
speak of.
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' (The repprts from NewTfqrV; are t,.t)ae effect .
that 'the "reformers" have, quite an appetite for
Of course. Attorney General Knox will not. ofll-
daily- know of the great railroad combine until it
is perfected.
If. Governor Van Sant's performance is, up, to
his, advance notices he will soon become a target
f ok' the, financiers.
By carefully refraining from sending supplies
.to her troops Great Britain, may in time starve, the
Boers into subjection.
It is gratifying to note that President Rooae
veit, has "the interests of the west at heart."- But
the announcement has. a familiar Sound.
Having- been compelled to. back-track on, hia.
canal' proposition, Mr. Hay is now offering; anr
other treaty and, waiting for the applause,
If it. is true as stated, that many of the, pop
ular novels are the results of dreams had by the
authors,, insomnia must be terribly prevalent In
literary circles.,
Tho Ohio, "reorganized are experiencing, a,
deqidedly RuhUnish, feeling as they read the com
ments of tho loyal democratic, press, and. think,
sadly o the returns.
The kind' of reciprocity most favored by tho
republican leaders is most noticeable abqut tho
tim.e the. trusts make campaign contributions and.,
receive promises in return.,
If it can be so arranged that the republican
national committee will have- the selection of, their.
United. States senators there will be ixp trouble in.
Becuring statehood for Arizona and New Mexico.
President Roosevelt promised to carry out the
policy of his predecessor, but there is danger that
tho protectionists and. manufacturers will scare,
him . away from the president's reciprocity sug
gestions. - While Mr.. Roosevelt was making his Labor
Day speech in Minneapolis a gentleman of St. Paul
was busy perfecting the greatest railway combine,
ever planned. President Roosevelt should send a:
marked copy to Mr. Hill.
There being no elections in sight tho osteemod' .
Chicago Tribune feels privileged to oppose certain:
administration policies,, notably the. asset, cur
rency scheme. It will be. different when a cam
paign opens.
Governor Savage gives as a reason for not"
joining with. Governor Van Sant in fighting- the
railroad combine that "the railroads of Nebraska,
are fighting for business." Governor Savage, how
over, fails to mention the objects of attack. But
the shippers knqw.
The rumov that an effort will bo made to per
fect the civil service law during the coming, ses
sion of congress, recalls-the fact that the. politicians
have invariably profited by republican tinkering
with the civil service Taw
The Irish, envoys, John. B. Redman, P. A.
McHugh and: Thomas O'Donnell,, all members of:
parliament," are receiving1 a cordial welcome In
the United States. They are here, to present Ire
land's side of, the, ancient struggle, for home ruje,,
and they talk to sympathetic audiences.
The constituency of Galloway has, elected to.
the British parliament Colonel. Arthur Lynch, a.a
Irishman temporarily residing in Paris, who has
taken an active part on the Boer sideof the war Ini
South Africa. This would, indicate that there; is,
somp, anti-imperialistic sentiment in. the British,
An administration organ tells about the "sav
ages" in Samar and" then, expresses tho opinion
that they wore spurred. tQ renewed hostility b
reading the accounts of McKlnley's- assassination;
and conceiving the idea that it "was the result of
a revolution.1 in the- Ufcited States." Savages, who.
read are a, new product of imperialism.,
It looks as. if reciprocity would bo side-tracks
by the tariff barons. For a great many years the.
beneficiaries of protection have been able to. silence
all tariff reform, sentiment in, the republican party
with' the threat that any attack upon the system,
would- jeopardize, t;he entire structure. It is, mo
old, doctrine, of- "hang together or hang separ
ately." , The Montreal" bparfl. of health is convinced that
thq death rate among, children, has been increased,
by child' insurance, and it recommends that in the
future no insurance be allowed on. a. child's life
until it, has. reached, the, age of ten. years, it. is a
sad commentary on. our b.oastedr civilization; that
. parents sho.uld be suspected of hastening the death
of their- children in order to secure insurances
The. gold papers are. stUl asserting that, the
gold price of silver fell because of overproduction.
Such papers purposely ignore the effect that; leg;
islatlon has had in decreasing tlte de7nana and,,
therefor, the price If the over-production,
of silver as compared! with gold caused
the gold price of silver to fall, the over-production
of gold ought, by'the same reasoning, to cause the
gold price of silver to rise. The fact that the.
enormous increase in the production of gold has
not caused a material rise in the price of silver
shows that the gap between the price of gold an.
silver was. not caused by natural laws, but by
The Nejw York Sun prints a story to the effect
that Russia has hidden away five billions of gold
an amount equal to all the gold coined in existence
as shown by the records of the various countries.
The readers of The Commoner need not be
alarmed, however, because the financiers would
clamor for tho demonetization of gold if this
amount of the pre-ious metal was thrown upoi
the world's market.
The Akron Democrat one of the most ably
edited as well as one of the most faithful of the
democratic papers effectively answers those who
try to hold the silver democrats responsible fcr
the defeat in Ohio. It points out that those who
persuaded the state convention to ignore the party
creed, and not those who still adhere to democratic
principles, are to blame for the poor showing made
by the democratic tioket.
The Oregonian of Portland says: "With att
his pitiful display of tawdry, shallow, meretrict-
ous, calamity-howling and calamity-provoking:
'oratory' and- 'eloquence,' Bryan may have had
his uses. Let us be thankful, accordingly, for him,
and especially for his exit." The foregoing para-.
graph is reproduced that the readers of The Com
moner may understand the high-plane upon which
tho republicans conduct their controversy with;
the advocates of the Kansas City platform.
A committee composed of John S. Prather
(box. 512, Atlanta, Ga.,) and others, has recentlyr
published an interesting work entitled' ,N'CaihA"
paigns of Wheeler and His Cavalry." The' mdhx- '
script was prepared by members of General Wheel
er's staff' and presented by the general to Camp A,,
which will receive all tho profits on the publication
over and above actual cost. This notice is pub
lished for the benefit, of readers of The Commoner
who served with General Wheeler or are interests!
in that particular part of the war.
The Philadelphia North American (Mr. Wana
maker's newspaper) is likely to be .accused of:
violating the privileges accorded to the press. It;
says: "If Bmma Goldman's connection with
Czolgosz's crime should be proved to be one
hundredth part as intimate as was Mayor Ash
bridge's with the theft of Philadelphia streets, she
could, not, escape tho electrical chair;" Such, frank-
ness on the part of tho. North American is likely
to make the Philadelphia republicans clamor for
some- limitation upon the press.
Comptroller Dawes of Illinois, in his. canvasa
f or the senatorship, has reached- a point in his cam
paign where he finds it necessary to. discuss, tho
money question, and he boldly indorses the quan
titative theory of money which the, republicans
ridiculed in 1896. He says "the factors which de
termine the range of prices are supply and demandi
and in ascertaining our money supply we must:
consider those different, credit substitutes tor
money which circulate on a par with government
monoy." When, he' gets a little farther along, in
the study of the question hq will recognize that
standard money is quite, different from "substitutes,
fon money," for while tho substitutes circulate
well enough when every thing is running smoothly
their value is. impaired. In a panic. The republic
can, party is lessening the volume o real money
and increasing the volume of substitutes for-,
money. The folly of its policy will be apparent,
when an industrial crisis ,comes.
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