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-.. 11. TOQVnU Rtrlkes Missouri
wnen iresiuunu iw. -,,.. n ti1Q
he will be in a state that does not believe in tho
Knoxincation of the trusts.
General San Miguel has just breathed his last
n(rni Thn irnneral's respiration appears -to bo a
Entered at the Posto(r at i.incoh,; Nebraska, ns second. regular contluued-in-our-next sort of an attair.
Thoro appears to bo nothing left of tho city
eie6tions for the reorganizes to po nt to with
pride savo tho result in tho city of Lincoln, Neb.
Tho "Subscribers' Advertising Department" ia
constantly in receipt of letters from patrons who
express great satisfaction with the results secured.
Perhaps that Missouri editor who could not
explain where ho got a thousand dollar bill had
been out and rounded up several delinquent sub
scribers. On Tuesday morning of last week the Chicago
Tribune shouted, "May the best man win!" Tho
Tribune should now be fair enough to admit that
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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb.
- Chicago continues its refusal to be Lorimered.
Whether misquoted or not, Admiral Dowey
doubtless believes it
.. People may exist In a flat, but they cannot
livo without babies.
Tho Hannaflcation of Cleveland, 0., has again
been indefinitely postponed.
Tho Sultan of Sulu continues to have tho cour
age of his salary and perquisites.
Tho coal trust mado us all so hot that tho
ico trust will havo a cinch this summer.
Tom Loftln Johnson has added a menagerie
of wild republican animals to his circus.
Tho esteemed Chicago Tribuno will note that
.the Cartor H. Harrison smllo will not como off.
It is to bo hoped that William E. Mason will
put Messrs. Lorhner and Yaes on his free list.
The Gorman ambassador has hastened to sugar-coat
tho Dewey incident past all recognition.
Baron Speck von Sternberg seems amply ablo
to put a neat job of International flattering himself.
Mr. Jones-of Toledo is quite confident that it
Is a poor rule that will not work several times in
Tho reorganizers cannot raise enough dust to
prevent tho peoplo from seeing their wig-wag
cignals to the trusts.
It would seem that the only thing Carter Har
rison has to fear is the cordial support of tho en
tiro Chicago press.
It appears that Missouri slipped up behind tho
meat trust just at tho moment when it was ready
to accept an injunction.
The old organization is plenty good enough
if democrats who are genuinely democratic will
take hold and push it.
It seoms that tho only method left whereby
tho Chicago Chronicle can defeat Carter II. Har
rison is to support him.
The wonder is that after witnessing oven a
small portion of "McFadden's Row of Plats" any
auditor should have had strength enough left to
throw anything except a spasm.
The Milwaukee speech seemed to bo tlie last
flickering ray of light on the trust question. Tho
president does not make it tho theme of all his
speeches, as ho did last summer. v
The president's remarks en tour concerning
the necessity of maintaining tho present tariff law
is calculated to make tho work of rendering tho
fat comparatively easy again.
If Mr. Graeme Stewart will kindly step over
into a corner Mr. John Maynard Harlan will un
dertake to pour a choice consignment of Missis
sippi river pilot language into his ear.
If Mayor Flelschmann of Cincinnati is '-correctly
quoted it would seem that ho is taking
himself much too seriously.
Those reports of conflicts between "ladrolies"
and "constabulary" in the suburbs of Manila bear
a decidedly imperialistic flavor.
Mrs. A. E. Grace of Laclede, Idaho, would
like to havo the address of two parties who can
mako affidavit to tho death of Mrs. Sarah Grace,
Avife of Georgo Grace, a railroad brakeman, who
dted in Lincoln, Neb., in May, 1879.
Reliable Information is wanted of Lisle A.
Ramsden, 18 years of age, by his parents. They
will not interfere with him, but want to hear from
him. Address Mrs. T. Ramsden, Washington,
Mr. Graeme Stewart regrets that congress is
not able to overcome that Harrison majority of
7,000. Next time Mr. Stewart should mako it a
race for congress and thus have two strings to
Colonel Lafe Young will bo pardoned if. ho
sends a few cruel chuckles in the direction of Gov
ernor Cummins. The president's "stand pat"
speeches entitle Colonel Lafe to" the privilege of
If a man talks to you about a harmony plat
form, tell him to write out his platform and sub
mit It to you. If he attempts to Co it, compare it
with the last republican platform and see if there
are any differences worth mentioning.
The physicians of Salt Lake City are puzzled
over, tho case of a girl who has been asleep for
a month. If they succeed in awakening her they
should be put aboard a special train and hurried
to Washington to take charge of the case of Mr.
In talking ,to tho farmers of the west tho
president has somehow failed to point out that his
administration spends thirty times as much on
the war and navy departments as it does on tho
department of agriculture.
.; ; .' ; .VOLUME 3, NUMBER 13.
" A whole ldt of republican editors who are
pointing with pride to the success of the rural
free' delivery system would quiet down if they
happened to remember that rural free delivery 13
a "pop' scheme and fathered by. Hon. Tom Wat
The president admits that some, of the tariff
schedules are too high, but says that it is better
for the people to suffer the wrong than to risk
injuring the system by tariff revision. This is tho
"same argument that hq uses to defend the trusts
better tolerate the bad ones than risk injuring
tho good ones.
The lady cashier of a Chicago hotel refused to
cash a check for Secretary Shaw the, other day
because she was not convinced of his identity.
Probably Bho had overheard him . discussing tho
money question and thought that one who knew
so little about the subjec.t could-not possibly be
at the head of the treasury department
A Cologne paper of recent issue, contained an
advertisement in-which a family offered to adopt
and confer the title of prince upon a young man
not more than thirty-eight years of age, provided
he had wealth. Has it come to this? Can't tho
broken down nobility of.Ejurope buy American
girls enough? Are they going to use the,ir prince
ly titles to secure the" patrimony of .our society
young men? ' - -
The Commoner is glad to commend Governor
Pennypacker's veto, of a bill authoring townships
to turn over their sewage systems to private com
panies. The governor says J;hat the public author
ities can better be trusted with such work because
a private corporation must look after dividends
as well as look after the work. As this same rea
soning applies to the sale or surrender of all
municipal franchises it might seem that municipal
ownership had a friend at Harrisburg.
President Roosevelt says the Monroe doc
trine "is not international law," and that it is
only good "as long as we have the will and tho
power to enforce it." Wo have always had tho
will, and up to date European nations have seemed
to concede our power. European nations admitted
the rightfulness of the Monroe doctrine when they
accepted its exclusion from matters to be tried
by The Hague tribunal. The Monroe doctrine is
as much international law as anything can be.
The president will have to look for a better rea
son for taxing the people in order to gratify his
lust for military and naval display. "
A reader of The Commoner writes to say that
he entirely dissents from the doctrine that all men
.are created equal. He adds that he believes that
the happiness of mankind requires that a largo
per cent of the human race be denied equal priv
ileges, but he concludes that out of respect for his
parents, from whom he differs, ho does not caro
to publicly proclaim his belief (or lack of belief)
during their lifetime. In view of this condition
The Commoner wishes his parents a long and
Murat Halstead says "the stiver trust, which
has its headquarters in London, was appealed to
for a tremendous subscription to buy tho presi
dency for Bryan." Mr. Halstead's imagination Is
considerably larger than his veracity.
When President Cleveland accepted tho ser
vices of a bodyguard the republican press threw
conniption fits at such a commentary on our free
institutions. Tho samo press is now silent in
seven languages about tho samo action on tho
part of President Roosevelt
It seems that Mr. Bacon, former partnorof J.
Pierpont Morgan, has declined the office of as
sistant treasurer of tho United States, but tho
president, at least, has the consolation of- know
ing that he offered this important position to a
man whose name, according to the New York
Herald, appears on the directorate of twenty-two
corporations, among them the Northern Securities
company (which is being prosecuted - in the
merger suit), the Burlington railroad', the Erio
railroad, tho Amalgamated Copper company, tho
Federal Steel company and the National City.
Bank of New York.
If you say anything against tho Philippine
"constabulary" you are accused of hostility to
our soldiers. If you mention tho presence of- so
many soldiers in tho pacified provinces you are
Instantly Informed that there are no soldiers
there, only some "constabulary." The Philippine
situation has some unusually complex features.
Mr. Watterson covered a good deal of ground
in a recent issue. Ho began with an editorial dur
ing the course of which he said that the Courier
Journal had never "retracted, repudiated or re
gretted" the memorable message sent by Mr. Wat
terson from Europe in 1896 wL.oh reacT: "No
compromise with dishonor." Ho followed this up
with an editorial in which ho attempts to show
that ivir. Gorman is a satisfactory tariff reformer
?a "miBftty good leader" in the senate. Now
u Mr. Watterson is in his convictions as far away
from the democratic party now as he was in 1896,
his recommendation of a man for leadership will
not have a great deal of influence with the peo
ple whose policy he denounced and inferential
-denounces still as dishonest ',
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