The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 01, 1903, Page 4, Image 4
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CI1ANO.EOF ADUREbS.-bubscribers requesting a change of addi ess must give the OLD as wt 11 as the NI$W address. ADVERTISING rates furnished upon application. Address all communications to THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb. 1 1 1 - 1 ... 1 Organize democratic clubs now and be ready for the primary battle. Thorough organization is the best safeguard against demoralization. To Sir Thomas Lipton: Be sure that your mast is all right, then trial again. However, it was Governor Van Satit who car ried the big stick until the big stick was prodded into action. Tho reports of Mayor Johnson's political death were, as Mark Twain would say, very much exaggerated. Tho chief difference between Mr. Parry and Mr. Hanna seems to be that iir. Parry has no political ambitions. Tho Chicago Tribune is demanding oil tank reform. But wouldn't reform in the oil tank con tents bo acceptable? Radium is tho scarcest and costliest metal known to man. May wo not expect a single ra dium standard party? Brazil is having more trouble over tho Aero territory. It may bo that The Hague tribunal could furnish a suitable dentist. President Roosevelt's "stand pat" policy as rogards tho tariff may bo construed as a vindica tion by David Bremer Henderson. 1 In the moantimo Mr. Hill and Mr. Morgan will go right ahead doing without tho merger just what they purposed doing through" tho merger. Perhaps Messrs. Hill and Morgan could in duce the attorney general to compromise tho caso on tho lines followed in the Porto Rico smuggling CtLSCSt , )Iill(1 Beem t,mt lt is ab0t time to call out' tno militia to suppress -tho corporation rioters who happen to bo members of the Illinois leg islature. b Subscribers desiring to make use of tho "Sub scribers Advertising Department" are requested to send in their copy one week before dato of uub it fbinning ,t0 awn upon tao financial world that Mr. Harrlman used tho Northern Se- MT.lmeTJ.PJiyil.BChme t0 a faU 0ul Somehow or other it is always difficult to arouse a groat deal of sympathy for the American heiress who traacs off her wealth for a tMe and then comes homo without either. - Countess Russell, who paid a big prico for V coachman under tho Impression that sho was get--ting a prince, may live to learn that a coaZah Kan J ? Impr er manyTrlnX: The Commoner. Democracy will hardly agree to management by men whose principles are acceptable to tho interests that are opposed to democratic principles. v. x While Mr. Lorimer's attention is fixed on that ballot recount tho self-respecting republi cans of Illinois should seize tho occasion to slip his shackles. Tho London Artist says that it is "easy" to palm off false works of art. If these critics will try to mako Morgan pay his taxes they will not find him so "easy." President Roosevelt's speeches en- tour con cerning trusts, great business interests, etc, sound very much like the harmony talk put up by tho reorganizes. Tho parents of Lisle A. Ramsden, aged 18, desire reliable information as to his whereabouts. Address Mrs. T. Ramsden, Lake Elmo,-Washington county, Minnesota. The announcement is made that San Miguel, the last of the Filipino insurgents, is dead. Tho "last Filipino" continues as long as the republi can revision of the tariff. Those people who declare that "the money question is settled" should explain why it is that every other republican member of congress has- a currency bill up his sleeve, After expending $850,000,000 in perpetrating an injustice upon the Boers, Great Britain is fig uring on appropriating less than half that amount to do justice to the people of Ireland. iTho monev Question will never be settled un til tho financiers secure absolute control of tho money supply or the people secure to tho gov ernment the exclusive function of Issuing money. The Cramps, shipbuilders, aro suffering from them. This certainly shows that it is again up to Dr. Leslie M. Shaw to inject a little more public money into the channels' of private business. In view of what they are in the habit of do ing when they have an opportunity it is not to bo wondered at that a lot of Pennsylvania legis lators aro seeking to muzzle the press of tho state. Great Britain has figured up the cost of tho Boer war in money and finds it to be $825,000,000. At least that portion of humanity embraced in the list of British taxpayers will do considerable staggering. Loyal democrats will refuse to accept tho leadership of men who vote the republican ticket when democracy is at stake and tho democratic ticket only when the republican party seems de- People are now beginning to understand why tho republican; machine in Rhode Island made such a strenuous fight against Governor Garvin The governor is locating the machine tenders who have tho goods on their persons. A democratic club in every voting precinct for the preservation and triumph of democratic principles will prevent a repetition of the nartv'a betrayal in 1894-95, and will insurf the success of democratic principles at no distant date! A Gorman scientist insists that a man mav bo ST K this taV? mlS by tUe u "Knot! ism. i this is true, perhaps it would be well to til Sist that thG foreigner pays the A contGmPrary declares that "Senator Alli son may be depended upon to place Iowa renul wEfV?0 pro?Qr light on the toPirSueltlon What this contemporary really mean? ?a ?i?A. Senator Allison will tell iSSubflcaiS how they should vote and that the aforesaid Iowa Jnfml1?1?; WiU d0 ifc witUot taking ge troSSS to 'think tho Question out for themselves ' "VOLUME !3, NUMBER 15. ,Tli phlIadelphia woman who has remark that President Roosevelt was never the So, w of a large family has passed the work of snv something more up to tho president When the delegates to Hho next national publican convention come to vote on the rednr.vT ity and statehood planks they -will have difficult in refraining from laughter long enough to shout It will bo noted that in all tho "fierce fiuht, ing' connected with, those South American revn, lutions the list of killed and injured in any ono battle is never quite so largo as tho list of killed in any one of tho numerous brushes between the "constabulary" and tho ladronea in thn peaceful Philippine islands. A reader of Tho Commoner recently inquired where he could purchase a book entitled "Tho Emancipation of the Workers." Another reader replies hat it is published by the Appeal to Reason,- at Girard, Kas. The Commoner is obliged to its informant for tho Information and hereby; conveys it to the inquirer. - The Philadelphia Press asserts that the presi dent holds to the view that a general revision of the tariff before"the presidential election is inad visable, and that "ho would not let the tariff be come the football of a political contest" Tho humor of all this lies in the gravity with which the Philadelphia Press said it , A lot of republican organs that cannot un derstand why loyal democrats object to the lead ership of men who betrayed, the democracy in 1896 and 1900 would throw conniption fits if tho men who left the republican party in those same years should return, now and demand control of the republican organization. Harry L. Merrick, the witty and talented paragraph writer of tho Washington Post, died suddenly on Sunday, April 19. Mr. Merrick was recognized as the leading paragraph writer in the newspaper field and his death is a personal loss to every one who was permitted to read his keen comments and his witty jests. . - 1- . The Dramatists' club of New York" city is urging-the establishment of a national theatre at Washington where only the best dramas shall bo produced. There is something in the idea, for the people are growing weary of the comedy pre sented by a trust-controlled congress pretending to legislate in the interests of the people. Mr. Rockefeller has offered to give two-thirds of ?100,000 to tho University of Nebraska if tho people of the state will give the other one-third, the sum to be used in the erection of a largo nail. A. perusal of the newspapers of the state JSi ? Z tne Plnlon that the people of Nebraska think they are able to remember Mr. Rockefeller by the odor of his kerosene. The New York World says: "The cry against government by injunction raised by the unthink ing hosts in the train of those who think they MnSi' Se2aS fo.lisn enoush in tno Heat of tho Northern Securities decision." So the World woul,l elim nate the plank against government by in- ?J ? w wel1 as the money Plank- would it? lltZSltTV req?ired t0 write a platform sat thfJSft itf !t ul nt differ essentially from the republican platform. . fromT?h ?i? 1 Vme FresIdQnt Roosevelt "quotes h?hm,lit1St?P f Riza1' tne FilInino Patriot' BtenS? ?JE ir enough to state the circum- ten RiS I ThiCl tnat letter 9 writ oner In t?2 1 St0 ctn letter while a Pre written fn, t5and8 f the sPiards and It was Sd savin J PUrPi?.SG of deceving the jailors John M il hiL0Wn "fe if Possible. Gallileo and drcLIithPe P,et' dId the samo thing under circumstances of a similar nature. . tioncommK Indiana's moml)er rfthe na the suMoTn lBUggei3ts that HIU will -receive delegates it ifSi if not all of tne Indiana; the KiSas Gitl SUnatefor thQ believers in ganizor? ar n?0, that sorae of the reor is much easier upokon as Mr. Taggaft, for it secret one anS wLhtS86 m11 open enemy tha he is at work fnr 5MTaesart announces that" filo that Tt Is hLH1"' hX otifles th rank and ganization that n fr thom to Perfect an - as a delegate to thL ?Sentiany H111 raau baiQ to the national convention. i 9! nJ.