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. It may bo. that President Eliot contemplates,
the formation of a union of non-unionists.
Penny management of the postofflco depart
ment is not accelerating the advance of penny
Mr. Perry H. Heath's senatorial ambition '
seems to have .been pretty effectually Reed
' Now that It is all over perhaps Mri: David B;
Henderson will come to the front with his real
It seems that President Baer is willing to ar
bitrate everything, save those things that no 3d
If the reorganizes have any victories to their
credit they should gracefully step forward and
Mr. Knox has found the canal .Jtitle" to be all
right, but he Is experiencing unusual difficulty in
locating the property.
The reorganizes will not point with pride to
.the result in the only congressional district in
which ex-President Cleveland spoke.
Tariff reform is a live Issue notwithstanding
a temporary set-back. And financial reform is also
a live issue notwithstanding its set-back.
r. , The gentlemen, who smuggled the anthracite
w.v.IUtiiat they, Insist upon. Its remaining there.
' Republican organs are already undertaking the
task of explaining whyMr. Reed Smoot of Utah
will be entitled to his seat if elected to the senate.
Of course, Great Britain's experience in Ire
land has shown just' how to give the Boers a
Christian, temperate and wholly " unselfish government
MS?iBtISi has written a Poem entitled
Good Night." If lie will promise to make the
next one "Good-bye" a great deal will bo for
Recent slumps in the New York stock market
nave not as yet been explained. As the recent
.lections returned a republican congress the usual
reason is not available.
It is said that stocks have fallen seven hundred
and fifty millions since the late election. Wouldn't
the democrats have caught it if this had occurred
1 ?P a?republlcau defeat ln8tead of a republican
Mr. Heath of the Salt Lake Tribune might
offer a prize to the person who can guess the ex
act number of years that will elapse before Mr.
Smoot withdraws In his favorfifty cents to ac
company each guess.
Whilo tho president la hunting bear in the
south the Wall street boars are doing a little
hunting of their own.
Tho now comet is leaving us at tho rato of
3,000,000 miles a day, but it will have to hurry if
it catches up with the republican promise of tariff
Reorganization and demoralization are not
nearly so good as organization and fldolity to prin
ciple. The election of 1904 may be won in the next
twetity-threo months. '
Mr. Clevoland continues to tell what a. bad
and unjust thing the Dingloy tariff law is. But
did Mr. Clevoland ever do more than talk against
a high protective tariff?
Congressman JuIIub Kahn of California should
now proceed to tell some more of his experiences
through the "Answers by Experts" department
of tho Chicago Record-Herald.
Mr. Cleveland spoko in Congressman Fowler's
district, but strange ( ?) to say he aid not mention
tho Fowler bill, the most iniquitous measure with
which Mr. Fowler was connected.
Cuba points to the fact that sho has a little
money in her treasury as an argument against an
nexation. It is quite plain that Cuba is not well
acquainted with the republican leaders.
Tho Richmond Times says: "Wall street has
had another shearing day and the lambs have been
fleeced." And yet the Times Is always quick to re
sent any attempt to protect the lambs.
v The president Is quite eulogistic in his praise
of the New York chamber of commerce and yet
that body4has never adopted resolutions demanu
.ing the extermination of private monopolies.
The city of Albany, N. Y., has decided that it
will not allow Itself to be Carnegied. Albany can
nnke in one session of the legislature more than
Mr. Carnegie would care to put into a library.
Count Boni de Castellane was thrown out of
the French chamber of deputies because he bought
his way in. If Uoni has any Gould money loft he
might come over and try 'the United States senate.
Well, well! Mr. David B. Jones of Chicago
has disgusted even the Inter-Ocean with his levity
about the trusts. Surely ho must have gone to
extremes if he called forth a protest from the
The lone highwayman who recently held up
a Northern Pacific limited train may be in train
ing for the job of smuggling schedules into future
g. o. p. tariff bills. It takes an expert for that
kind of a hold-up.
Eastern railroads are after the ticket brokers
on the ground that the brokers are dishonest. Of
course such a charge coming from open violators
of law who have "gentlemen's agreements" will
carry great weight
Tho gentlemen who are engineering the "tur
key trust" must be made to understand that there
is such a thing eg golnc too far. A "turkey trust"
on the ove of Thanksgiving is what Artemus Ward
would call ."tew mutch."
It Is claimed that Governor Odell and Grocer
Odell manage to agree on quite a lot of supplies
fceedhd for New York institutions, and at prices
quite satisfactory to Governor Odell and very
profitable to Grocer Odell.
Chic?eo Chronicle devotes considerable
space to an attempted impeachment of Senator Tel
ler s democracy. Senator Hei.ry M. Teller has
done more for tho democratic party than the Chi
cago Chronicle ever did.
The Memphis (Tenn.) News puts a volume of
meaning into a few words when it says: "The
democratic party is not quite so strong as it has
been, but it Is so very much better off than it was
that we all feel greatly encouraged."
The coal operators say they will abide by the
decision of the commission sav3 on the points of
recognizing the union, curtailing the number of '
working hours a day, increasing the pay of tke
men and changing the system of weighing arid
checking the coal. The right of the minors to
broathe seems to be about all that the operators
will submit to arbitration.
When Mr. Hearst. was elected to congress frnm
a 'New York district- one of his reporters was
elected to congress" from a San Francisco district
The Hearst papers should bo In a position to so
cure all the congressional news there is going.
. The Colorado republicans are threatening to
unseat, enough members of the legislature to defeat
Senator Teller, but on second thought they win
probably decide not to invite the vengeance of the
women by sending Edward Wolcott to the senate.
The .Albany -(N. Y.) Argus comes out in a
double leaded editorial and, denouncing ex-Sena--tor
Hill as a Jonah, demands that he be thrown
overboard to sav.o theship. "This," as Shake
speare, would say, "is the most' unkindest cut of
all." ' A
. The New Jersey gentleman who was nominated
for congress by tho democrats and induced Mr
Cleveland to make a speech in his favor is eo
busy trying to analyze the returns that he has not
yet had time to make any remarks concerning the
If tho democrats had secured control of con
gress the break in tho stock market and the fail
ure of the Central National bank of Boston would
have been charged up to the election, but as it is
they are only an evidence of our "wonderful pros-
Naturally enough Attorney General Knox
claims a vindication for his method of trust bust
ing. The Knox method consists of shaking his
head at tho naughty trusts and casting meaning
glances in the direction of the republican cam
The Springfield Republican says of the demo
cratic candidate for governor in Massachusetts
that no candidate for the governorship in that
state was ever so lavishly supplied with campaign
funds. This Is conclurlve proot that he was tho
That deposed southern federal officeholder of
the Hereford or White Face variety might profit
ably study certain civil service declarations made
within a decade by a civil service commissioner
who has since discovered other methods of advanc
ing his political ambitions.
Tho Kansas' City World charges that the re
publican managers in Kansas committed frauds
sufficient to add many thousand to their majority
in the state and to change the result in several
congressional and legislative districts. Does
destiny require the aid of fraud?
Tho spectacle of tariff robbers revising tho
robber tariff in the interests of the victims would
be worth going miles to see, but the wise and pru
dent man will not invest any money in railroad
tickets and go down to ,. ashington with the ex
pectation of seeing such a spectacle.
The Chicago Record-xierald demands that Bro.
Cannon declare himself on tariff revision before
entering the speakership contest Now, that is a
very unreasonable request to make of a republi
can. Lot him get in first and then, ask him where
he standsthis is the republican plan.
The democrats who claim that the silver issue
is dead because it was turned down at the polls
should now step forward and explain the process
of reasoning whereby, they arrive at the conclu
sion that tariff reform Is a live issue after being
soundly walloped on November 4, 1902.
The Indiana man who has recently been sent
to the penitentiary for having more than the legal
number of wives made a mistake. He should have
gone to the Philippines and kicked up a rumpus
with Uncle Sam, thus insuring his retirement on
a; liberal pension and under military protection.
Brer Perry Heath is devoting considerable
Space to the work of convincing Apostle Ree3
Smoot that this is not the proper time to under
take the Smootiflcation of the senate. Wo greatly
fear that Brer Heath has a huge task before him,
together with a huge amount of political disappointment
Owing to the fact that republican profligacy
has made the position of watch dbg of the treas
ury useless and less honorable than a sinecure. Un
do Joe Cannon has decided to try for tho Rpeaker
ship Uncle Joe's success at watch dogging does
not "offer gratifying assurances of his success in
the speaker's chair.
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