The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 21, 1903, Page 4, Image 4

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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb,
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Tho attention of Mr. Payne is called to the
recent action of Mr. Root
Naturally tho parting shot at Miles was taken
when his back was turned.
Speaker-to-be Cannon seems to have been very
heavily loaded by Wall street.
The Langley aerodrome flew just about as far
as the Cleveland presidential boom. -
Contrary to expectations the Root resignation
has distanced the Balkan war rumor.
Mr. Littauer announces that he will fight the
charges against him. Hard .or soft gloves?
Mr. Parry should emigrate to Russia. It seems
that labor conditions there are exactly to his
Judge Thayer and Judge Lochron may be
willing to submit their differences to Tho Hague
Mr. Rockefeller might throw a little oil on the
troubled waters squeezed from those Wall street
Up to date, however, Wall street has not felt
the necessity of .asking congress for an elastic
conscience. . , v
Ex-Postmaster General Smith has found a
faithful friend and ally in Editor Smith of the
Philadelphia Press.
The asset currency bill is slated for considera
tion on tho Tuesday after the assembling of con
gress next December,
Between congressional glove contracts and
congressional sock contracts, Uncle Sam is being
worked at both extremes.
General Miles in retirement is stiu so large
that ho makes some gentlemen still in active ser
vice look exceedingly small.
It is admitted that John R. Walsh's bright
editorial writers are making herculean attempts
to earn their salaries these days.
Tho administration will draw the. color line
in the navy, but owing to circumstances will not
at thif? time draw it in tho conventions.
Socretary Root is not the first man to breathe
SinS Sft ?S out ot, thQ way lt of&. hap
pened while Miles was in active service.
The accommodating federal courts have given
the people a choice between two merger decl
2&w?a.th0 meantilno o gentlemen inter
SS? s?hememerSer g right atad profltln&
&JPf wfi0,0.1?0 man who ked to pay
iZ a, aaohad borrowed and broken. "I 8ent
the kettle back. I never borrowed your kettle
The kettle was broken when I got it"
The Commoner.
Brother Watterson will have to break with'
tho "star-eyed goddess of reform" if he indorses
Senator Gorman's repudiation of tariff reform.
The public gathers from Congressman Lit
tauer's remarks that the only thing about tho
glove contract- that he is sorry for is that it was
Wall street developments show quite conclu
sively that a currency based upon Wall street as
sets would be elastic enough to suit the most
Some good friend to Mr. Payne should hasten
to inform him that the sooner he quits the post
office department the sooner the statute of limita
tions will operate.
This demand for an "elastic currency" may
be made to cover up an effort to secure a moro
plastic currency ono that the financiers can mold
to suit themselves.
The c61ored orphans who were chased away
from Oyster Bay might have fared better if they
.had been old enough to elect delegates to a na
tional convention.
The financiers who want rubber to put in 'tho
currency might find it in the necks of those who
are looking to see what trusts have been shackled
by the president.
The Nashville American announces that it is
against "radicalism." So is every trust, gold
gambler, bond broker, Wall street juggler and
tariff-protected baron.
"Is the United States losing its respect for
human liberty?" asks the Indianapolis Sentinel.
It would seem that the part represented by the
present administration is.
Tho Pasteur institute at Chicago should
hasten to prepare a special ward for the Chicago
Chronicle. The indications are that the Chron
icle is already mad enough to bite itself.
By following the example of ex-Postmaster
General Smith and taking up the editorial pen,
Mr, Root could secure for himself a fresh -newspaper
vindication every day.
The ' inevitable has happened. Having de
nounced arrogant trusts and demanded fair play
for all, Governor La Follette is called a "pop
ulist" by the Chicago Chronicle.
Perhaps General Wood's self-abnegation "in
the matter of allowing that regiment to be named
for another has had something to do with his
subsequent rapid rise in the army.
The editors who are watchirig with interest -for-the
outcome of the Vermont anti-treating law
might save valuable time by noting what has al
ready come of the Nebraska anti-treating law.
Reports from Oyster Bay are to the .effect that
those who have no plans for an asset currency
satisfactory to Wall street in their inside pockets
will be hustled back by the secret service officials.
Before Mr. Fowler struggles strenuously to
give the financiers the cream of the finances he
should remember those Kansas farmers who are
still .waiting for their pay for another kind of
The haste with which the administration. does
not clean out the postoffice department may be an
indication that there are others who need the
benefits accruing from the operation of the statute
of limitations.
, toroowatic club in every precinct will as
sist in defeating the efforts - pf those who call
themselves democrats, but always manage to find
some excuse for supporting republican principles
and candidates.
The man who is serving time in the Ohio
prison for stealing 60 cents will know better
next time. He will steal enough to permit him
to found a college and then enjoy the reputation
of being a philanthropist.
Don't speculate, first, because it destroys the
basis of compensation and makes honest accumu
lations seem tame and, second, because now is
not a good time to buy. The squeezing process is
now going on an.d stocks are likely to be still
' .The Philadelphia gentleman who claima m
have discovered a, method changing gold into Rn
ver is far behind tho times. A number of V n
street financiers could tell him how to chan&P i?
"pull" into gold. nge a
An Ohio administration organ conveys tho
news that Hanna and his Cleveland friends "am
preparing to hand Tom Johnson a body blow'
Of course Mr. Hanna's friends have seen to it
that ample ambulance facilities are provided for
those who survive tho attempt.
Referring to the fact that President Roose
velt .recently took a ride in an autqmobile the
Kansas City Star says: "There seems to ba noth
ing that he is afraid of." The Star might chango
its mind if it backed a postoffice scandal up in
front of the Oyster Bay mansion.
When an Iowa pensioner refused to longer
draw his pension the official at Des Molnos imme
diately pronounced the pensioner crazy. Tin aver
age republican official is always quick to danounco
as crazy any man who declines to connect with
the federal treasury. v
The attention pt young men and women is
called to The Commoner's educational offer. A
college education is within the reach of every,
ambitious and energetic young man and woman
who will take advantage of the proposition made.
Correspondence is invited.
The Britt (la.) Tribune has 'coined a new
word, "betweeners." It is applied to those Iowa
republicans who do not care whether their party,
"stands pat" or follows the "Iowa idea," being re
publicans whatever may betide. The republican
bosses owe their position to the numerous "be
tweeners" in the g. o. p. ranks.
Word comes from Kansas City that the coal
mine' owners in the southwest have raised the
miners' wages 7 cents a ton, and the price of
coal 50 cents to $1 a ton. This is the worst
feature of a monopoly. Not only can it transfer
to the public every burden that it assumes, but
it can even make its burdens a source of profit.
The Sioux City Journal says that in 1894 some
Nebraska gentlemen ostensibly affiliating with
the democratic party in the state "mistrusted his
(Mr. Bryan's) politics." As most of those gentle
men are now openly affiliating with the republican
party the Journal's remark is in the nature of a
tribute to the soundness of Mr. Bryan's democracy.
The Chronicle intimates that Mr. Bryan fav
ors bimetallism because of some interest in sil
ver mines or because of employment by mine own
ers. Wrong again. Mr. Bryan never owned stock
in any mine and was never in the employ of any
mine owner or association of mine owners. Now,
let the Chronicle name its owner and tell what
corporations he Is connected with.
Charles Hedge, superintendent of free delivery,
has been retired, charged with collecting per diem
when not working, and with having reported him
self as present in several places at once. The
last charge will not, of course, count against him.
Most of his fellow republican officials could be
held on the same charge. About every prominent
republican official in the country is standing on
both sides of every prominent question at issue.
Harper's Weekly likens the votes cast for
Weaver in 1892 by the democrats who Were obey
ing the national committep and trying to take the
state out of the republican column with the votes
cast for Palmer and Buckner in 189G by gold dem
ocrats who wanted to defeat the democratic ticket.
But the average citizen vill see a great deal of
difference between voting the populist ticket at
the request of the democratic committee to de
feat the republican ticket and voting the gold bug
ticket at the request of the republican committeo
to aid the republican ticket
Tho Lincoln Star, in attempting to score a
point against The Commoner, says that "it is a
simple and well-known fact that it (the Fowler
bill) was turned down in committee and could not
even bo got before the house." The Lincoln Star
should become better acquainted with "simple and
well-known facts." The Fowler currency bill was
reported without amendments by the com
mittee on banking and currency on April 5, 1902.
ihe republican house caucus decided to postpone
consideration of the bill until the first Tuesday af
ter the assembling of congress next December.