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THE COMMONER, Llacela, Neb.
Cain was the original "standpatter."
The Mississippi bear and the Russian bear
appear to be president immune.
Some of those Manchurian stories have a
familiar Mole St Nicholas flavor.
Congressman Cousins' mention of "feet wav
ing banners" was also quite a feat .
It does not require close observation to not
that Uncle Joseph Cannon Is rapidly becoming
Doubtless If English monarchs had visited
Ireland oftener in the past conditions there might
now be different
Wall street Is now in a position to realize
what Kansas went through during the rainy sea
son of last spring.
The beaches of Long Island provide plenty of
material for the kind of shackles this administra
tion has put upon cunning.
By the way, why do we not again hear those
old republican organ remarks about Wall street
concerns "going democratic?"
It is quite apparent to unprejudiced observers
that the Chicago Chronicle mistakes its selfish in
terests for genuine democracy.
A large number of gentlemen operating In
Wall street have had to use pontoon bridges in
order to reach their offices lately.
Perhaps the race question has come home so
closely to Uncle Joe Cannon thrt he opines he has
no time to consider the currency question.
Of course the republican national committee
would be sadly hampered by lack of funds if the
protected interests decided to "stand pat"
Of course the labor that is "protected by the
tariff" need not worry about the million or more
of immigrants pouring into the country each year.
The democratic party does not need reorgani
zation. It needs to work to prevent disorganiza
tion at the hands of those shouting for reorganisation.
Tho 1903 maple sugar crop would have been
woefully short had It not been for the fact that
maple trees are no longer necessary in producing
Among those who are shouting loudest for an
nasset currency are the gentlemen who alternate
by shouting most strenously that the money ques
tion is settled.
Tho indications are that a prominent citizen of
Danville, 111., went all tho way to Oyster Bay to
have his mind changed on the India rubber cur
rency for the benefit of Wall street
Wo are assured that the Evansville lynchers
will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
but we are reminded that a similar promise was
made concerning another Indiana affair of like
nature. Up to date Indiana "whito cappers" have
not crowded the penitentiary.
Speaking of misdirected zeal, what would you
call going right tnrough Indiana and Illinois in
order to reach an oriental country and do mis
sionary work? t
It Is reported that the wheat fields of the
west are not yielding according to promise. This
is another way of saying that tho wheat prospects
Reports from Oyster Bay indicate that while
the Aldrich-Rockefeller asset currency bill will
be side-tracked something equally good will bo
handed out to them.
A prominent Nebraska republican says his
party needs no platform in 1904. Presumably he
means that his party has no use for a platform
after the election.
Renewed attention Is called to "The Subscrib
ers' Advertising Department" The opportunity
afforded to those having bargains to offer should
not be overlooked.
Colombia Is acting like a nation that has been
led Into the mistake of believing that the asset
currency scheme has been pushed through the
Kentucky republicans denounce assassination,
but they also cheer the name of a man who is
afraid to return and face the charge of being an
assassin's accomplice. x
Several republican vice presidential boomlets
have collapsed owing to the supreme need of sav
ing all possible g. o. p. wind to keep the Wall
street bubbles inflated.
Before proceeding any further in that Man
churian squabble the czar should recall the fact
that he was instrumental in providing that peace
tribunal at The Hague.
The anthonomus grandis is being pursued by
the Texas authorities. This would seem to call
for sympathy from Mr. Rockefeller, who has cut
Texas from his visiting list
Kentucky republicans denounce assassination
"whether in Servia or Kentucky." Of course this
platform meets with the hearty approbation of
an Indiana citizen named Taylor.
The republican nominee for governor of Ken
tucky will have the morar support of ex-Governor
William S. Taylor. Owing to circumstances this
is about all Mr. Taylor can give.
The Nashville American finds great difficulty
in simulating enough anger to offer as an excuse
for not giving answers to some pertinent questions
recently asked by The Commoner.
Recent events In Danville, 111., indicate that
Speaker-to-be Cannon will be slow to recognize
southern congressmen who desire to make a few
remarks anent the "race problem." -
Not long ago President Roosevelt proclaimed
that Congressman Littauer of New York was his
most intimate friend. Recent developments, how
ever, go to show that the president does not mean
to intimate that he and Littauer are "hand in
If Perry Heath Is compelled to retire from his
position as secretary of the republican national
committee it will not be because the managers de
plore his connection with the postal scandals, but
because they are afraid the people will resent his
remaining in the position.
The Nashville American averages about one
column per day devoted to abusing The Com
moner and its editor, but it strenuously avoids
any reference to a few questions recently pro
pounded by Tho Commoner, although they could
be answered in a ten-line paragraph. Tho Ameri
can is profiting by the wisdom of- the gentleman
who discovered that language is given to some
that they might conceal their thought.
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 29t
A republican organ likens Joseph Foiir
Theodore Roosevelt But where is the resembtanS
between a man who says little and does much m a
a man who says much and does little?
Mr. Hanna ascertained the wisdom of "stand-.
ing pat" when he declined to return to Ohio whila
in danger of being called to account for certain
transactions connected with a senatorial election!
By the way, if every man in the east is em
ployed at good wages, where did those 25 000
eastern men come from who went to the .rvansaa
and Nebraska wheat fields, and why did they go?
The Chicago Chronicle of July 30 says: "Mr
Bryan bolted in 1892." Annanias was struck dead
for prevarication. The gentlemen who write lead
ing editorials for the Chicago Chronicle draw
good pay for it
Count Casslni says he did not guarantee open
ports in Manchuria, and our state department in
sists that he did. Thus does our state department
score another of its justly celebrated diplomatic
That New York congressman-elect who re
turned a railroad pass because he felt sure It was
tendered with a view to influencing him has set
a good example, but doubtless he will continue to
be very lonesome.
The Commoner's offer to young men and wo
men desirous of acquiring a college education
offers unusual opportunities. The Commoner in
vites correspondence with young men and women
concerning the offer.
The money question has been settled so ef
fectively that the midnight oil is burned at Oyster
Bay in an effort to frame an asset currency scheme
that will satisfy Wall street without alarming
the people who foot the bills.
Bristow continues to push the investigation of
the postal scandals and is" being roundly abused.
By a strange coincidence the abuse comes from re
publican organs that are sadly afraid that the
exposures will injure the part'.
A Harvard student who slept for forty-four
days at last woke up and Is now all right This
gives grounds for hoping that those who be
lieve that "the foreigner pays the tax" will re
turn to consciousness in due time.
Thirteen of the fourteen convicts who es
caped recently from the California penitentiary
were sent up for highway robbery. This Is an
Indication that tne "standpatters" are able to re
joice over a baker's dozen of new recruits.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal says that
"Mr. Bryan can see more Benedict Arnolds and
Judas Iscariots on a clear day than any other
man in America.1' But this might be obviated in a
measure by the Commercial-Appeal ceasing to
Justice Brewer does not add to his reputation
for judicial wisdom by confessing his belief that
any man or set of men desire to abolish the writ
of injunction. It is the unconstitutional use of
the writ of injunction that is opposed. Justice
Brewer has wobbled in his decision.
A little energy, a fair measure of determina
tion, ambition and a goodly amount of work will
enable young men and women desirous of ac
quiring a college education to realize their de
sires if they will take advantage of the offer The
Commoner is now making. Correspondence invited.
Instead of criticising us for our inability to
solve the "race problem" our European cousins
should commiserate us. We are so busy looking
after tho welfare of a people ten thousand miles
away that we have precious little time to devote
to graver problems at home. This is one among
a number of fruits of imperialism.
Those republican organs that are so anxious
to build up the democratic party by assisting in
the nomination of a Cleveland or a Whitney are
likewise engaged in the task of trying to prevent
Tom Johnson from being nominated for governor
because they fear it would result in Johnson's
political demise. Such regard for democratic well
being is especially touching, owing to Its sourc
But it deceives nobody.
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