The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 22, 1903, Page 14, Image 14
jffijaftAffiffi ' Ei' - MMMWMIVlMrMW "nmrnmFi n tw r - w mmXujvh 14 The Commoner. VOLUME 3, NUMBER 18. Aurora (Neb.) Register: The re publicans would like to get Grove Cleveland elected president and un load another panic on him. Minden (Neb.) Courier: If pub licity is such a remedial exponent of wrong doing, why Ib there so much secrecy attached to tho postofllce scan i flal? "Wooster (0.) Democrat: General Miles seems to have a faculty of tell ing the truth that makes the war de partment norvous every time he opens his mouth. Canton (Mo.) Press: From tho dif ferent tone of the president's talk Da the tariff, it is surmised that tho high protectionists have insisted on hav ing his own views "revised by its friends." Hastings (Neb.) Democrat: The Lincoln Star says that Governor Dock ery, democrat of Missouri, admits that Roosevelt is a great man. Mr. Roop velt is generally admitted to be the greatest trust-buster that never busted a trust. Louisiana (Mo.) Press-Journal: It will tako moro than one World's fair to elect Grovor Cleveland president of tho United States, and don't you ever nevor cease for a single little old mln lite to forgot it Fairbury (111.) Local Record: The Cleveland democrats who have un dertaken to reorganize tho democratic party by turning it over to the repub lican party will And that they have a hard job before them. Emporia (Kas.) Times: Grover Cleveland's boom for a renominatlon will never get beyond the wishes of a small number of Wall street pluto crats and kindred plunderers of the people in other eastern centers of wealth. Lincoln (Nob.) Democrat: Tho siren voice of the reorganizer may sound Bweet to the ears of Grover Cleve land, but i? ho ever should be so un lucky as to bump up against the spirit of true democracy ho would feel "all broke up." Waynesburg (Pa.) Messenger: The Brooklyn Eagle is evidently at heart for the re-election of President Roose velt. In no other way can ita boost ing the renominatlon of Grover Cleve land by tho democrats bo nnnnnntnil for. Stockvillo (Nob.) Faber; The demo cratic press of tho country controlled by the corporations are trying d make it appear that Cleveland is now the whole thing in the democratic party. It is very evident that the re organizers are trying to insure a re publican victory. Roff (I. T.) Trade Mark: Some leading democrats seem to be want ing to start a Cleveland presidential boom, but 'they should remember that the last administration of Cleveland is one not oasily forgotten by the people. His administration was just what the capitalists wanted. Mt Vernon (Tex.) Herald: Grove Cleveland Is still reconnoitering around the democratic pasture trying to find a way back to the flesh pots of the White house; but that struc ture will crumble in the dust of a century before a Cloveland will ever be indorsed by tho true domocracy. Staunton (Va.) Spectator: No man who voted and worked for McKin ley and republican success In 1896 and 1900 as Cleveland, can ever be a trusted democrat so soon thereafter, and the Baltimore Sun and its con freres in that political crime had as well learn this once and for all time. Stanton (Neb.) Register: Grover Cleveland has lots of newspapers ad vocating his nomination for presi dent, but they're all republican pa pers. Democratic papers are advo cating tho nomination of a democrat that has advocated democratic prin ciples and supported reform leaders. Bowie (Tex.) Cross Timbers: It seems unreasonable, not to say fool ish, to expect a democratic convention to nominate a man who has on two occasions bolted the ticket As be tween Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Roose velt the rank and file of democracy can have but little choice. Albla (la.) News: W. J. Bryan's Commoner has started on its third year and is constantly Increasing in circulation and prestige. It started two years ago with 18,000 subscribers and now has to print 143,000 to sup ply the demands. There is no other publication that so nearly fills the bill for condensed politics as does The Commoner. Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger Cleveland made a good speech at tha dedicatory exercises at the Worlds fair in St. Louis, and made a good impression, and a good deal of politi cal talk followed it; but the day will never come when he will again be se lected as the democratic nominee. The people will never forgive a man for deserting his party in its hour of peril. Wilmington (O.) Democrat: The Brooklyn Eagle, ono of the most ser vile of the trust organs, and which has constantly and viciously de nounced the regular democracy of the nation, now adds insult to injury by booming Grover Cloveland for the presidency. The Brooklyn Eagle has no more authority to speak for the democratic party than the New York Tribune or the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Chicago Citizen: General Miles report on army affairs in the Philip pines is not pleasant reading for Sec retary Root. When the commanding general of the army, a veteran of valor and ability, scouts the idea that the good name of the army should bo made a cloak to cover murder, rapine and robbery, it is a hopeful sign that unscrupulous politicians have not yet made our standing army a menace to decency and liberty. Aberdeen (S. D.) Democrat: It may be that President D. M. Parry of tho Manufacturers' association and Mark Hanna are doing a little ball playing. The former makes a savage attack on organizea lanor m order to give Mr. Hanna an opportunity to make a heroic defense of the principle of un ionism. They realize that it is time to be doing something to hold tho la bor vote in line. On it depends the next presidential election. Woodland (Cal.) Democrat: De velopments in the postofllce depart ment scandals indicate that it is about timo for tho officials Implicated to wrap themselves in the old flag and yell "Treason!" at their accusers. That has become the accepted defense for federal functionaries charged with corruption, and in most cases it suc ceeds admirably. The postal suspects should procure their flags and begin to shout Frankfort (Ind.) Standard: Demo crats, you simply must wrest your party from the hands of the "reor ganlzers." Let tho "world see that democrats control the democratic par ty and that the Cleveland, Hill, and other like gold and bond agents of plutocracy have no voice in its coun cils. This is to be a political battlo of the giants: Money, trust organi zations and monopoly arrayed in solid lines on one side; Manhood and equal rights on the other side. Manhood will win but weed out the traitors. Ashland (Neb.) Journal: The per sistency with which one Grover Cleve land pushes himself before the public would lead one not conversant with the Innate modesty of the man to think that he was trying to break out from the "innocuous desuetude" un der which he has been buried since his detrayal of the democratic party. Our gold-plated democratic friends should help him in his laudable de Blre get him nominated for presi dent It would certainly be tho best way in which to illustrate how little he is thought of by the voters of the country. Marshall (Mo.) Citizen: President Roosevelt, General Miles and others unite in saymg: "Agriculture is our principal industry." There is a slight mistake in tlie sentence. As far as tho course of this government as now di rected is concerned, the sentence should be amended to read, "Robbing agriculture is our principal indus try." With high tariff, high trans portation rates, and trusts controlling all the farmer has to buy, while he himself has no trusts, and no protec tion in any way to enhance his in come, to prattle the praise of agri culture is so ironical that it is get ting rusty. Spartansburg (S. C.) Free Lance: There will be a clear cut democratic side to the presidential contest next year and a clear cut democrat will bp nominated to uphold it Talk being indulged in by men and newspapers who have not actively supported the democratic party for the past eight years of bringing out some old moss back is what we would designate as rot, were not terms so Inelegant and unrefined barred from these columns. Democrats will not support a repub lican platform and candidate just be cause both happen to be popular ju3t now. Keep a stiff back; our time will come. Jersey ville (111.) News: The News wants to say right now that it is op posed to tho fake democracy of the metropolitan aauies tnat call them selves democratic, but are directed from Wall street Remember always, democratic brethren, that in politics these sheets are liars and deceivers. Their object is to mislead democrats' and anything they can do surreptiti ously to injure tho democratic party they will do. Opinions in a republi can paper you know are expressed from the standpoint of honest oppo sition, but opinions in tho fake demo cratic sheets are exnresarui vm n sitlon of pretended friendship. The Wall street democratic organs are dishonest That term is harsh, but true. Ringgold (Ga.) New South: Will lam E. Curtis, of Chicago, recently made this assertion: "I have yet to .hear of a rich man in the south put ting his hand in his pocket to find money to pay the expense of educat ing tho masses." We arise to say that Mr. Curtis has very small knowledge on tho subject, and would proud'.y point out to him our great benefactor, George Peabody, who was born in Columbus, G3., and has done a great work by donations of time and mon ey to promote the educational move ment in the south. Only a short time ago Mr. J. P. Williams, of Savan nah, made a handsome gift to Emory college at Oxford, and tho great Tu lane university at New Orleans was built with southern men's money. There are many more southern bene factors of education. Spartanburg (S. C.) Free .Lance: Democracy means something more an something different from what it meant half a century ago. The fact that a man 'was a democrat when the democratic party was only a pro slavery party is no test of his dem ocracy now. A new era began with the campaign of 1896. And regardless j of one's economic opinions on the money question, or his political atti tude at that time, unless he is in ac cord with the spirit of the revolt then begun against plutocratic influences and power, he is no democrat now. even though ho calls himself a demo crat If he is not a democratic demo crat he is not wanted either to lead the party or to vote with it His af filiation with it frightens off demo cratic republicans whose faces are turning toward it from the cave oi bones in which leaders like Hann have burled the principles of Lincoln Fulton County (N. Y.) Democrat: The New York World is malting a "holy show" of Grover Cleveland by booming him as its candidate for the presidency. It insists that Cleveland is strong and undertakes to reply to the objections, chief of which are his record as a bolter of the party ticket, and the cordial detestation in which he is held by loyal democrats through out the land. The World's statement that Cleveland "had the company of a million democrats" in hniHne- -Rrv- an is not a fact; for the so-called "in dependent" or mugwump vote that has no party affiliation, and which follows the banner bearing tho $ stamp every time, is the especial property of Cleveland and men of that ilk and has nothing in common with the voice of democracy. The World wants to know "what other democrat is as strong as Grover Cleve land?' Since Cleveland Is no longer recognized as a democrat any moro than the World is accepted as a demo cratic paper the question is a foolisa one. There is no doubt that many republicans would like to see Cleve land's name at tho head of the g. o. P. ticket in 1904, for ho is strong with the class of people who place financial interests above civic rights and hu man progress; but the strength of Grover Cleveland with the apostles of greed will prove a fatal weakness when the "plain people," of whom ho once was the trusted 'leader, pass their verdict upon his record of treachery.