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THE COMMONER. Llnceln, Neb.
"A little moro explanation, General Bragg."
The British cabinet seoms to bo undergoing a
Up to date the Hat of trusts talked to death
ia surprisingly short
ButMr. Llttlefleld was In congress during the
last session, Mr. President.
General Eagan might bo able to give General
Smith a few valuable pointers,
The $1,400,000,000 steel trust infant seems to
bo in need of a sedative rather than a tonic.
The Prodigal Sondld not insist on sitting at
the head of the table and doing the carving.
Senator Spoonor seems to have experienced
difficulty in getting his 'vindication on straight
The farmers profited by the corn corner to the
extent of beings allowed to sloop on the shucks.
The republican organs continue to manifest
a wonderful interest in the success of the reorganizes.
Admiral Crowninshiold seems to bo one of
those bravo old salts who make a mistake by ever
going to sea.
The president said he would fight the trusts
to a standstill. And the trusts stand, still. Is that
what he meant?
It those two Venezuelan armies were up hero
some constable would arrest them and put them
in the calaboose.
Instead of trying to jump the high tariff fence
President Roosevelt persists in hunting for the in
visible reciprocity breach.
Democratic harmony is not to bo brought
about by the keynote of any man not in harmony
with democratic principles.
There is a plague of mosquitoes at Oyster
Bay, but so long as Mir. Oxnard remains away the
president will try to stand it.
The fact that republican organs are displeased
with .the Texas democratic platform will com
mend that platform tp good democrats.
The reprimanding of General "Jake" Smith
would seem to call for another literary spasm
from Brigadier General Charles King.
Perhaps they are wining and dining J. pier
pont Morgan over in Europe in the hope that It
will keep his mind off of other- mattors.
ThQ Chronicle, of Chicago, gives tho demo
crats o.f Du Page and Will counties a lecture be
cause they dared to Indorse the Kansas City plat
form. Well, tha Chronicle's rebuke is evidence
that. M.rT H.qpktua, 4.W nflt control Uut Qonvontlon.
Tho Texas democratic platform Is another
democratic platform that does not need an expert
interpreter In each section of tho country.
If there was no inhumanity and nothing of
torture in tho Philippines, pray tell us why Gen
oral Smith was reprimanded, and retired?
Tho Washington Post intimates that Mr. LIt
tlefleld will bat a few hot ones to the trusts. But
tho trusts havo engaged some expert fielders.
Of courso a trust magnate would not feel like
contributing to tho g. o. p. campaign fund-if
compelled to ask the jailer for pen and ink.
"Attorney General Knox is going for- tho
trusts!" shouts an administration exchange. He's
been going for them evor since they started him.
Why do tho republican papers take such an
Interest In the reorganization of the democratic
party? Certainly not because they fear reorganization.
Tho steel trust earned $140,000,000 during Jts
second year. This beggarly sum indicates that the
dear little infant needs some more protective tariff
Tho weather is quite warm, but the indications
are that tho officers of the Anti-Trust League
would And plenty of frigid temperature in case
they visited Oyster Bay.
There would be a better chance for harmony
if some would-be party managers would play on
a democratic instrument instead of fooling with
the republican hoss-fiddlo.
Secretary of the Navy Moody says he Is going
to keep the naval maneuvers secret. The naval
maneuvers are not the only things the administra
tion desires to keep secret.
Your attention is called to Tho Commoner's
"Lots of Five" proposition on another page 'of
this issue. Those interested in the preserva
tion of democratic principles should read It.
The Kenton '(O.) Press notes that the last
democratic house and. Grover Cleveland wcro
elected ten years ago. And the last statement 'of
fact accounts for the first statement of fact
The press dispatches report that the amnesty
proclamation was read in Manila, but no mention
Is made of tho Declaration of Independence and
government by the consent of tho governed.
Twenty-eight thousand dollars are missing
from some safety deposit vaults in Chicago, and
as no Philadelphia aldermen have been in tho
Windy City for several weeks the police have no
Republicans insist that tho tariff bo revised
by its friends. How would Messrs. Morgan,
Schwab, Carnegie, Swift, Morris, Cudahy, Gates,
Rockefeller and Hanna do as a committee on
The republican organs continue to rejoice
every time aman claiming to be a democrat urges
the dropping of democratic principles and the
adoption of principles that republican organs can
Of course tho president's action In tho General
Smith case will not be considered a vindication of
the gentlemen who charged that inhuman prac
tices had been indulged in by our army that is,
not by the hide-bound organs that insisted in tho
face of proof that there had been no inhumanity.
Four Michigan republican congressmen who
opposed tho president's Cuban policy have been
turned down for ronomination, and the administra
tion organs would crow loudly about it if it were
not for tho fact that four other Michigan republi
can congressmen who also opposed the president's
Cuban policy have been renominated without op
position. "Keep on letting well enough alone." Mark
Which sentiment is echoed by the
Beef trust, ... - .
Coal trust, vl " ' T-
Shipping trust, " 15'
Banking trust - j' ' l -'
Railroad, trust,, '- -,',
Every other old trust
The republicans are so anxious to have tho
Filipinos declared Incapable of self-government
that they are willing to applaud Admiral Dewey's
-assertion that the Cubans are still less capable ot
Pension Commissioner Waro says he will con
duct his office according to law. That sounds ver&
well, but where would be .the profits for the ad
ministration? Theg. o, p. always flgures on the
law and the profits.
Tho Boston Traveler suggests that "If ex
President Cleveland finds he cannot get back intd
tho democratic ranks as a leader he might do as
he did in the civil warsend a substitute." If he
does he will have to insure tho party against a
McLean has declared -war on Tom Johnson,
and Johnson replies that McLean's support of the
democratic ticket would drive away more votes
than It would attract Well, Johnson has one
great advantage over McLean he has convictions
as well as money.
-The democrats and populists of the Sixth Ne
braska congressional district have nominated Gen
eral Patrick Barry, a gallant soldier who left an
arm on a battlefield, and a man who. has made a
long and consistent fight for democratic prin
ciples and policies.
Bryan's Commoner has an article on "How to
make stockings wear." Well, it's time to be
thinking about that Sioux City Journal. Well,
the article was clipped from and credited to tho
Sioux City Journal. How long have you been,
thinking about it?
That low scratching sound wafted westward
from Washington is doubtless caused by the. pen
of Edgar Stanton Maclay as he writes .the history,
of Admiral Crowninshield's (pronounced Crun
chen) wonderful examples of skill as a navigator
of a real battleship.
A San Francisco baker disinherited his
daughter because she eloped with and married
a young man whose income is only $400 a month.
We know of several families that wouid be able
to live fairly well on $400 a month If their bread
was furnished gratis. - j
"Will the republican papers ever quit lying
about Bryan?" asks a democratic exchange. Per
haps, but It is impossible to say what republican
papers will be doing- three or four hundred years
from now,and there seems no likelihood of their,
quitting short of that time.
Administration logic Is a queer sort of thing
when you investigate it. The administration de
mands that the friars get out of the Philippines be
cause the natives do not want them there. But
the administration persists in remaining there in
spite of the wishes of the natives.
A French riding master is going to ride his
favorite horse from Dayton, O., to San Francisco
within fifty-three days, if he can, for a prize. We
would feel like contributing to the purse if it
were to bo given to the horse for riding such a
cruel master that far in so short a time.
The Chicago Chronicle takes offense atf Mr.
Bryan's suggestion that Mr. Cleveland's "business
interests" were such as to make his return to the
democratic party improbable. No wonder the
Chronicle objects, for it is owned by a republican,
Mr. John R. Walsh, whose business interests will
make that paper's return to the democratic party,
Ex-Senator McLaurln of South Carolina has-declined
the court of claims judgeship. The fact
that Mr. McLaurln encloses with his declination a
newspaper clipping accusing him or selling him
self for an office shows that he is more sensitive
about bribery than the president Is. Mr. Roose
velt seems to be using the patronage ot his office
much as Mr. Cleveland did to reward those who
betray their constituents.
As an illustration of the fact that our Uvea
often turn on unexpected circumstances, atten
tion is called to the fact that Dr. Henry Jerome,
"a young American physician, who four weeks
ago saved a would-be suicide, Jeanetto Des Voir.
a beautiful Parisian, who was crazed by grief be-
cause her fiance had been killed In a railroad ac
cident, has married the- girl." A month ha
wrought great changes in the lives of both. -
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