The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, July 11, 1902, Page 11, Image 13
The Commoner. "July II, 190a v n f if w n. irm tiflt 4f . -. A v' Cleveland in 1894. About tho walls over defeat, how- ' over, a word should be said regarding tbe facts. This word cannot be re peated too often. Mr. Cleveland im ' plies, evidently with intention, that the democratic defeats of 1896 and 1900 were due to the Chicago platform and the nomination of Bryan. His mem ory is short. Every political observ er who recalls the dark days of 1894, 1895 and 1896, before the Chicago platform was formulated pr Bryan thought of as a candidate, knows that the democratic party was doomed to disaster' by Cleveland's administra tion and leadership. Never mind the blame, we are speaking of facts. Cleve land had been elected president in 1892 with a democratic, congress at his back. In the lower house there were ' 219 democrats, making a clear majority of 41. Two years later this democratic majority was swept away. v Only 93 democrats were elected, and the republicans controlled the new house by a clear majority of 74.. Mr. Cleveland takes occasion to say that in Tilden's day "and afterwards northern democratic states were not rare curiosities." He implies that "Bryariism" has made them so. But in fact they became so at the congres sional elections of 3894 two years ahead of "Bryanism." In that year not ' one northern state, not a solitary one, ; 'elected a majority of democrats in its '-delegation to congress; although the delegations of Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Wyoming and Wisconsin had democratic majorities in 1892. From California there, was only one democrat in 1894, where there had been four in 1892; from Illinois, none in 1894, where there had been eleven in 1892; from Indiana, none in 1894, where there had been eleven in 1892; from Iowa, none in 1894, where there Jiad been one in 1892; from Kansas, none in 1894, where there had been one in 1892; from Massachusetts, one In 1984, where there had been four OUTINGS An Inexpensive and Beady Prepared Luncheon " 'During the vacation, suppose you cook less and play more. Grape-Nuts, the food that makc3 breakfast so easy to get all the year 'round, is the ideal food for that pur pose. Grape-Nuts is thoroughly cooked at the factory by food experts, and is al ways ready to serve with the addition of cream. You can save yourself the heat from cooking and the time and exertion necessary to prepare other food, by its use. Its high nutrition gives strength and nourishment without the internal heat of meat and other heavy food, keeping the temperature of the body cool and comfortable; Its delicious flavor pleases every palate. Picnicker and camper as well as the housewife preparing the regular meals at home, can pass a pleasant and en joyable summer by the use of this ready prepared and easily digested food and will miss the usual heavy and sluggish feeling generally felt In hot weather. Many pleasant ways of changing the form of use found in recipe book ia each package. in 1892; from Michigan, none In 1894, where there had been five in 1892: from Minnesota, none in 1894, where there had been two in 1892; from Ne braska, none in 1894, where there had been one in 1892; from New Jersey, none In 1894, where there had been six in 1892; from New York, five in 1894, where there had been, twenty in 1892; irom Ohio, two in 1894, where there had been ten in 1892, from Penn sylvania, two in 1894, whete there had been ten in 1892; from Rhode Island, none in 1894, where there had been two in 1892; from West Virginia, none in 1894, where there had been four in 1892; from Wisconsin, none in 1894, where there had been six in 1892; from Wyoming, none In 1894, where there had been one in 1892. Even tho southern state of Tennessee had only six in a delegation of ten in 1894. while Missouri had only four in a delegation of fifteen. The senate, too, was changed from democratic to re publican. In the congress which fol lowed the elections of 1894 there were only 39 democratic senators to 42 re publicans; whereas in the congress following the elections of 1892 there had been 44 democratic senators to only 36 republicans. Things, demo cratic grew steadily worse, until In the spring of 1896 tho democratic nom ination for president went a-begging. Excepting the impossible Hill, none of the old "availables" nor the new "pos sibilities" wanted it. Utter defeat for the democratic party was regarded as inevitable by the leaders of both" sides. Even if all this was not Mr. Cleve land's fault, it was a result of his ad ministration and the signal for his "banishment." , Such was the hopeless condition of tbj party when the Chicago platform and Bryan were unexpectedly put for ward to save it from dropping out of the political arena or into a scarcely concealed alliance with the republi cans. At once its prospects revived, and in spite of Cleveland's going over to McKinley's support, it continued to regain strength. Under the circum stances, success was impossible. But the heaviest load it had to carry through it all was not "free silver," nor "Bryanism" of any kind, but the unpopularity of the Cleveland admin istration. Outside of financial circles that was the tune which the republi can orators sung, and that, together with Hanna's corruption fund, were the cause of Bryan's defeat. Bryan had not only to ward off Cleveland's blows upon his flank; he had also to carry Cleveland's heavy record upon his back. Yet, see the results. Tha popular vote for Bryan in 1896 was larger than that for Cleveland in 1892 by 946,007. His proportion of the to tal vote was 46.7 per cent, whereas Cleveland's, in 1892, was only 46.08 Bryan's being larger by two-thirds of one per cent. In harmony with this result "was the change In the dem Qcratic representation in congress. Prom a total of only 93 elected In the last Cleveland year (1894) the demo cratic representation was raised in the first Bryan year (1896) to 130, and the republican majority reduced from 74 to 24; while in the second Bryan year (1900) tho democratic represent ation was raise to 153 and the repub lican majority reduced to 20. And al though it might still bo said in Mr. Cleveland's phrase, that north ern democratic states were "rare curiosities," they had at any rate regained some of tho representa tion which during his admin istration they absolutely lost. Tho number of democrats In tho Califor nia delegation was increased from ono in 1894 to two in 1896; though both were lost in 1900; that of tho Illinois delegation from none in 1894 to five in 1896, and eleven in 1900; that of tho Indiana delegation from none in 1894 to four in 1896, and tho gain held in 1900; that of, Kansas from none in 1894, to one in 1900; that of Massa chusetts from- one In 1894 to two in 1896 and three in 1900; that of Michi gan from none in 1894 to one in 1896, which, however, was lost in 1900; that of New York from five in 1894, to six In 1896 and twelve in 1900; that of Ohio from two in 1894 to six in 1896, but reduced to four in 1900; that of Nebraska from none in 1894 to two in 1900; and that of New Jersey from none in 1894 and 1896 to two In 1900; while the democratic delegation from the southern state of Tennessee rose from six in 1894 to eight in 1896, re maining at eight in 1900, and that from Missouri from four In 1894 to twelve in 1896 and thirteen in 1900.. Under these circumstances Mr Clove land crowds the line of delicacy very close when he implies that tho demo cratic defeat since Tilden's day are chargeable to Bryan's leadership. Louis P. Post, in Chicago Public. Farmers' Co-Operative Associations Tho farmers' co-operative elevators and grain shipping associations have been very successful and the move ment Is generally indorsed by all citi zens of- Kansas, (except members of the grain trust), and have proved very beneficial and satisfactory to the members of those associations. The state or central association was formed May 18, 1901. However, the organization was not perfected so as to conduct business under the laws of this state until the 18th day of October, 1901. The co operative associations have done a very successful business considering tho manner In which they have been opposed by the grain trust of the state. Not more than a dozen associations were ready to commence business 6n the 1st day of last August. We now have upwards of eighty associations organized and many other localitleb preparing to organize. Every one ot jthe co-operative associations has been successful. There is not a single ex ception. They have reduced the mar gin for handling grain at stations where they have organized from 2 to 4 cents per bushel and yet made thpjr business pay expenses and several of the associations have made net profits ranging from 5 to 150 per cent oh a run of six months' business. One among the largest associations made a net profit of 33 1-3 per cent on Mm. T7Ihii1aw'm Heathlng 5tthp IfMbeCR mcA for orer SIXTY YKA1W bj MILLIONS of MOTIIEH8 for their CHILDREN W1I1LK TEETH JNfl, With PKKFKCT SUCCESS. ' It 'HOOTIIKH th CHILI), SOFrENS tho UUM3, ALLAYS all PAIN J CUHE3 WIND COLIO, ad' A the bt remedy for DIAnitUOJA. ftold by JJrufwMs Ja fcvory imrt or Urn world. Ilo lure and ask for Mr. WlnMow'i Soothing Syrup,", and taJco no .other klad. Twenty-flro ceau a bottle it Is tho Ilcrt of all. its capital stock for a six months' run. Another co-oporatlvo shipping associa tion with $811 capital stock made a net profit of $1,183.20 during tho first six months of its business life. Tho farmers' co-operativo shipping asso ciations of Kansas will handle moro than 1,600 cars of wheat between tho 1st day of August, 1901, and tho 1st day of August, 1902, and during the same spaco of time they will havo transacted more than a million dollara' worth of business. Tito Harmony Dinner. Richmond (Mo.) Missourian: Ex Prosidont Grovor Cleveland and Ex Senator David B. Hill mado speeches at tho Tllden club meeting in New York the other night. They pleaded for harmony, but wanted tho harmony ,to bo written to their own tune. Mr. Cleveland did not say ho would vote the democratic ticket any more, yet ho gave a lot of advice which indi cated that ho would support tho ticket If the party was reorganized to suit him. Mr. Hill spoke eloquently for reorganization so that he would not havo to sulk any more. Mr. Bryan did not attend neither did tho slx-and-a-half million voters who think that tho party is already organized. The democratic party wants to add to its strength but it cannot add to either its strength or its reputation by putting a premium on bolting. Penn's Grove (N. J.) Record: Mr. Cleveland says: "Tho democratic par ty should abandon policies that havo been rejected by the people at tho polls. Let us see. Tho party un der his leadership had 220 democratic congressmen, eight populists and 126 republicans elected in 1892 with him. They made a tariff law In 1894. At the election in 1894 under his leadership the democratic party elected only 101 congressmen, seven populists and 246 republicans, a republican majority of 135 over all. Since his pet tariff pol icy of reduction of only 7 per cent tho party was rejected by the largest de feat ever received. Why does ho abandon a policy rejected by the peo ple at the polls? .While Bryan was defeated In 1896 he carried 130 demo cratic and twenty-fivo populist con gressmen, while the republicans got 202, and had a majority of only forty seven. In 1900 Mr. Bryan carried 151 democratic congressmen with him and eight populists while tho republicans elected 198, and have only forty-nlno majority. Under Cleveland's rule the party had Its greatest loss, and under Mr. Bryan's leadership Jt has greatly recovered, notwithstanding the oppo sition of Cleveland's friends and of hard times caused by him contracting the currency to make a gold standard to suit the money changers of Wall street. Mr. Cleveland is a false leader, a false prophet and a false reasoner. CHEAP CATTLE RANCH. I have for sale 320 acres of deeded hay land, 160 acres of homestead with frame house, corrals, sheds, tea thousand acres of free Tange fenced; well watered, two wind mills and tanks. Price $6,500 if taken quick. Imo mediate possession given. J. A. DONOHOE, O'Neill, Neb.