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VOLUME' 3, NUMBER 22.
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THE COMMONER, Uacala, Nab.
The waning of the Cleveland boom Is con
vincing proof that the sucker fishing is not good
Thoughtful observers doubtless noted that
Mr. Hanna's graceful back down was in response
to a request
It is pretty safe to say that there will be an
other coal strike this year if President Baer fig
ures out that it will pay him.
Perhaps Mr. Machen is also in a position to
do a little in the line of pulling down republican
temple pillars if pressed to it.
Tho indications are that the men who are
whitewashing the Wrnte house dome will be
called off and set to work in the postal depart
ment. "Speak softly and carry a big stick" is a fav
orite expression with President Roosevelt, but it
will be remembered that he used a telegram in
the Ohio case.
Uncle Chauncey Depew has ruBhed to the
rescue of the rich men. Ab a rescue rusher it
must be cheerfully admitted that Uncle Chauncey
earns' his salary.
The ''Pennsylvania idea" is being roundly
denounced by a lot of newspapers that commend
ed the government for putting the same idea into
force in the Philippines.
"Has Roosevelt profited by the trip?" queries
the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Post Tho Post should
not bo so premature. It should wait until dele
gate noses are counted in 1904.
Mr. Baer does not know just when the next
coal strike will occur, not knowing just how much
the miners will stand before rebelling.
Mr. Tulloch is proceeding In a way calculated
to earn for him the hearty dislike of the gentle
men who regard public office as a private Bnap.
Wisconsin republicans are so busy throwing
bricks at each other that they have no time to
devote to the work of assisting the reorganizes
in ropublicanizing the democratic party.
The Mississippi river seems determined to
convince those "engineers" that their levee sys
tem is a dismal failure in every respect save pro
viding easy money for political favorites.
The country is waiting to hear the president
rebuke those postal thieves with something like
tho severity he exhibited when he rebuked tho
impetuous youth who shouted "Hello, Teddy!"
It is quite evident that Governor Pennypacker
will have to establish a Philip.ne sort of govern
ment in Pennsylvania before he can make that,
anti-cartoon law work as he wants it to work.
Whenever there is any disturbance in a re
public it gives rise to a criticism of the form of
government; when it happens in a monarchy it is
not regarded as possessing political significance.
Now that the president is home from his cam
paign tour he might with profit to himself com
pare the expansion secured under Thomas Jeffer
son with the expansion practiced by the g. o. p.
As a wedding present Miss Ruth Hanna re
ceived a gold coffee set from President Roosevelt.
It will be remembered that Miss Ruth's father re
ceived a settler from the president several days
Those people who are wondering what Kan
sas City will do to repair the damage caused by
the flood do not know Kansas, City. It will take
something more than a deluge to destroy the
spirit of Kansas City.
With marriages between senators' sons and
trusts magnates' daughters, and vice versa, this
thing of the senate looking after the trusts and
the trusts taking care of the senators is becoming
a regular family matter.
In a recent issue of The Commoner Josepjt
W. -oik was referred to as city attorney of St.
Louis. This was an error, as Mr. Folk is cir
cuit attorney of St Louis. Thomas L. Anderson
is city attorney of that city.
"Pennsylvania is a little better than any other
state," remarked Governor Pennypacker the other
day. This enables people to understand why
Pennypacker dreaded to have the newspapers of
Pennsylvania tell the truth about him.
The press reports tell us that Mr. Hanna and
Mr. Foraker walked arm in arm down the con
vention hall alBlos. Probably each was afraid to
'.ot the other's arm swing free.
Tho chief difference between the democratic
mayor of Dwight who says ho will support Roose
velt and the saluting horse of Cheyenne is that
tho horse does not know any better.
Every trust in the country Is echoing Mr.
Hanna's campaign cry of "Hands off!" Mr. Han
na's campaign cries seem always acceptable to the
men who profit by legislative graft.
Ohio is 100 years old, which gives consider
able grounds for hoping that sho Is old enough to
know better than to submit to a Myron T. Her
rlcking at the hands of Mr. Hanna.
The postoflice department says it will make
"'a unique exhibit" at the St Louis exposition. Is
it possible that the department contemplates
showing a postoflice boodler in stripes?
The Fronch monarch who marched his men
up the hill and then marched them down again
Bet a very good example for tho Ohio gentleman
who so gracefully backed water on the Roose
velt indorsement resolution.
The Chicago Chronicle has reached the point
of denouncing as "lawless" organizations of em
ployes and commending as "honest" associations
of employers. The Chronicle is getting more
careless of its democratic mask every day.
UD tO date Rudyard Kinllner Vina rnfr.il riPrt
from grinding out a lot of remarks concerning the
Manchurian situation. This may explain why
Rudyard Kipling is higher in the favor of tho
reading public than A. Jeremiah Beveridge.
Belleville, 111., is the scene of the latest negro
burn.-g bee. The g. o. p; organs of that state
will have to do a terrific lot of howling about the
woes of the southern negroes if they would keep
public attention away from tho Belleville affair.
If the Richmond Times-Dispatch thinks that
The Commoner is severe in its criticism of the
reorganizes, tho editor of tho Times-Dispatch
ought to read tho Norfolk Va.-Pilot The V.-P.
strikes from the shoulder, and every blow counts.
Filipino bands are allowed to play tho
"Aguinaldo March" provided they immediately
follow it with "Star Spangled Banner." The carpet-bag
government of the Philippines is doing
Its best to prove to the Filipinos its superior
With a trust advocate addressing the stu
dents of Minnesota, and an apostle of brute force
advising tho students of Nebraska, there is no
lack of republican campaign thunder, even when
the people have reason to expect something edu
Having escaped by threatening to tear down
the pillars of the republican temple Mr. Esta
G. Rathbono should call those indicted postal offi
cials to ond side and give them a few pointers.
A subscriber asks for a poem written by
Joaquin Miller in which occur the words, "Thero
was work to be done, there was death in the air."
If any reader of The Commoner has a copy of th
poem mentioned and will send it to the publisher
it will be forwarded. ''
The governor of New Jersey has cancelled tho
charters of about seven hundred corporations be
cause they neglected to pay their annual tithes
to the state. The only wicked corporation in New
Jersey is the one that fails to come up to tho
cashier's desk promptly.
The fact that tho Philippine government is
about to sell the opium monopoly to the highest
bidder should create some interest in the Des
Moines congressional district President Hull of
the Philippine Lumber and Development com
pany still holds a position enabling him to get
in on the inside.
The editor of The Commoner is In receipt of
numerous inquiries in regard to the good roads
movement All desiring information on this sub
ject are invited to communicate with W. H.
Moore 140 La Clede Building, St Louis, Mo. Ho
is president of the National Good Roads associa
tion and is prepared to furnish literature or an
swer questions respecting the matter.
The Troy Press has rushed to the rescue of
Rockefeller, and not only defends j;he manner in
which he has managed tho Standard Oil com
pany, but sees no reason why churches and col
leges should not welcome contributions from him.
And yet of course the Press will insist that tho
republican party ought to denounce the trusts
and promise to protect the country from them.
A reader, of The Commoner asks for the au
thor and the words of the poem containing the
"Give me three grains of corn, mother,
Only three grains of corn."
If Borne reader of Tho ommoner will oblige
the inquirer by giving the name of the author and
sending in a copy of tho poem, it will be repro
duced in this paper.
A London dispatch to the New York World
says that the World's correspondent has learned
from "the highest authbrity that under J. Pierr
pont Morgan's will all his collections of art and
treasures will pass to the Amsrican nation, and
not to his son." This, it is added, "may form
the basis of an agreement under which tho col
lection may be brought into the United States
duty free." If Mr. Morgan will bring them in
and pay the duty on them, the government will
collect enough money to buy an art collection of
The New York World has outlined its har
mony program. It says in substance that the
way to get together is for the advocates of tho
Kansas City platform to discard those planks
which are objectionable to the gold democrats.
The only difficulty about t'iis plan, however, s
that the large majority who have been voting
the ticket are asked to make all the surrender
and tho -men who have been bolting the ticket
are to have the making of the platform. This ar
rangement would be entirely satisfactory if t
were not objectionable, and it would not be ob
jectionable were it riot undemocratic. It will bo
many years before the loyal democrats will allow
their platform to be written by the disloyal ones
and their campaign to be led by republicans lu
xt Jfc Beems that tne letters sent out by the
National City bank of New York to the holders
of bonds were mailed from Washington. Secre
tary Shaw received from other b.-.nks complaints
against tho apparent partiality shown the Na
tional City bank, and it is said that he excused
himself by saying that he had not published tho
names of the holders of the bonds, that the Na
tional City bank paid the clerks for addressing
the letters and paid the postage used, and th-t
tho same courtesy would be accorded to the other
banks. As the other banks did not know that
such a courtesy would be extended, and as it
wtuld bo impossible for the government to fur
nish such privileges to all the baaks In tho
United States without stopping the ordinary worlc
of the treasury department, it Is evident that the
National City bank has tho inside trade x
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