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SEPTEMBER 18, 1903-
Plattsmouth (Neb.) Journal: When
anyone mentions the gratitude of a
republic these days, the public mind
immediately reverts to Schley and
Stanton (Neb.) Register: Isn't it
about time the republicans start the
old story about business timidity
caused by fear of democratic success
at the polls?
Carroll ton .(Of) Chronicle: Those
republicans of 1896 who howled so
much for "honest money" have since
unloaded a big lot of. dishonest securi
ties on the people.
Fremont (Neb.) Herald - Leader:
Uncle Joe Cannon has visited Oyster
Bay and now ho will stand without
hitching Wiien the asset currency auto
mobile oes ?,whizzing by.
Lincoln (Neb.) Independent: The
Washington P6"st says: "There is now
lo flat money Agitation tb vex the peo
ple." Is not the Post somewhat mis
taken? What kind 61 money is asset
Sullivan (Ind.) Democrat: Some
people imagine that the money ques
on is settled. The reports from the
cessions of the different banker's - as
sociations show a very lively interest
in proposed financial legislation.
Ironton (d.) Irontonian: President
Roosevelt warmly commends the ac
tion of Goyernor Durbin of Indiana .for
his stand, taken against mob violence
But in liis letter there was "never a
word" about protecting Governor Goe
Marietta (0.) Times: We notice
something in- the- papers about General
Miles forgetting to say farewell to
Secretary of War Root. We have read
in the history of our country and its
wars, arid of General Miles, but who
in the mischief is this man Root, any
how? Albia (la.) News: Senator Gorman
says it must not be a question of in
cividual aspirations or ambitions,
which dominates the democratic con
vention, but that the party must be
the first consideration. Real demo
crats believe that principle should
have a share of consideration.
San Francisco Star: A policeman
was recentlyretired in New York with
a pension on account, among other
things, of "obesity contracted in the
course of duty." That's just the way
the monopolist contracts liis "obesity"
-his "line of duty" being to see that
the "other fellow" doesn't have a
chance to "wax fat."
Platte City (Mo.) Argus: Bourke
Cockran says he thinks' if Grover
Cleveland's" 'friends can force his nomi
nation he will be elected. His friends
would- have to do a great deal of hyp
notizing to bring aboutGrover's nom
ination, and afl heaven wouldn't elect
him unless the hypnotic spell were
continued until after the election.
Bourke is entitled to take a second
Monmouth (111.) Democrat: The
fact that the republican party has in
creased the,, circulation is an admis
sion that Mr. Bryan and democracy
were sound .on. the money question,
tut the republican party has simply
Played into, the Tiands of the money
power by taking the monetary affairs
Gen. Chas. Dick,
Ohio's famous 'Congressman, writes:
Ther- is no remedy so efficient for
headache as Dr. Miles' Antf-Pain Pills
out of the handi of government and
turning everything financial over to
Ihe banks and capitalists of the coun
try. :' 'BJrick (O. T.) Enterprise: If the
reorganizes of the democratic party
take possession of the party machin
ery next year it will take a shrewd
politician to hatch up differences be
tween ihein and the republican party
on which to wage a campaign war.
The political belligerency will bo of
such mild type disinterested parties
will wonder what they are fighting
Colfax (Wash.) Commoner: Presi
dent Roosevelt and Governor Durbin
of Indiana have been throwing bo
quets at each other over their anti
lynching views. If Governor Durbin
would honor the demands of the exe
cutive of Kentucky for the extradition
of one Taylor so that he might be giv
cl a prompt trial on the charge of
murder, the people would have more
respect for his views on law and order.
Chicago Public: Democrats of the
democratic variety will note with sat
isfaction the unanimous disapproval
by the plutocratic press in both par
ties, of Mr. Bryan's indictment of Mr.
Cleveland's brand of democracy. The
speech at Chicago on the 18th, in which
Mr. Bryan laid bare the plutocracy of
Clevelan,dism, was a timely and well
considered nqtification to the pluto
cratic elements of the country that if
they recapture the democratic party
they must fight for it.
J Jacksonville (IJ1.) Courier: David
B. Hill, as a democratic candidate for
president, is weh-nigh an impossibil
ity. There are' too many who remem
ber his declaration in 1900: "I am
still a democrat a still democrat."
Besides his record on the. income tax
question, both before and after it
passed congress, makes him especially
objectionable to that class who be
lieve millionaires should pay their
share of the cost of running the na
Chicago Public: The comments of
the plutocratic -press upon Congress
man Baker's return to the Baltimore
&. Ohio railroad attorney of the pass
tribe which other members of con
gress have "taken and kept still"
about, have the flavor of that corrup
tion in Greece to which Demosthenes
referred in his speech on the venality
of public men and the decay of Greek
patriotism. "What is it," - asked
Demothenes, "that has ruined Greece?
Envy, when a man gets a bribe;
laughter, if he confesses it; mercy to
the convicted; hatred of those who de
rounce the crime-rail the usual ac
companiments of corruption."
Lamar (Mo.) ' Democrat: Sdnator
Gorman is the last 'man to be boomed
by the reorganlzers for the democratic
nomination for the presidency. Gor
man says that he wants to make the
fight next year upon the tariff. - We
cannot help but wonder if tho Mary
land senator kept his face straight
when he was giving out that state
ment. It will be remembered that
when the democratic party was in
nower back in '93 Gorman was one of
the few democratic senators who
turned traitor, and constantly voted
"Sith the republicans, when the great
fight, over the Wilson bill came up in
tho senate. The reorganlzers don't
want any issue. The difference be
tween a reorganizer and a republican
Is so small that it couldn't be detected
with the most powerful microscope
David City (Neb.) Press: Every re
publican editor in the country resents
tne statement or Mr. juryan 10 me
effect that Mr. Cleveland was a bunco
Eteer(er. Wei'., ho was Just the same.
Ho was elected on a tarilf issue, and
entered into a conspiracy with Wall
street gamblers to bring abour a panic
as an "object lesson," to convince tho
American people that thoir prosperity
deponded entirely on their good will,
and that they must destroy silver.
Crete (Neb.) Democrat: Either tho
president forgot about the governor of
Indiana keeping assassins from being
tried for their crime, or he perpetrated
a great Jouo when he wrote that let
ter of indorsement to Durbin. He also
must have forgotten that Taylor, tho
tugitive from jiiBtlco in Kentucky, oc
cupied a prominent position upon the
p'atform of tho convention which
nominated Teddy for vice president.
He surely did not recollect his public
approval of the action of the gov
ernor of Indiana In refusing to sur
render Taylor to the Kentucky author
ities. San Francisco Star: If the demo
cratic party means simply to hold tfte
reins of office, then wo are not a demo
crat, and thoro are hundreds of thou
sands like us. lot us have power and
patronage, if we honestly can, but, in
God's nairie, let us not desert principle
for privilege, to secure either. If tho
democratic party should adopt a plat
form of "words, words, words, sign!
fying nothing," or one that is undem-
ocratlc, simply to meet an "exigency'
then It were better that It should not
nominato a ticket at all, but glvo tho
republicans tho olectlon without a
contest, which such a platform would
practically mean. Cownrdico will not
conquer chicanery. Let the democ
racy meet all vital Issues boldly, as
sort Itself unpqUvocally In a way not
to bo misunderstood, bo truo to tho
principles of Jefferson, Jackson and
Lincoln, nominato men whom the peo
ple know and trust, and, bolleve us,
the year nineteen hundred and four
will rovcal tho fact that a majority of
the American people are opposed, not
only to tho policy and processes of tho
administration wLh regard to tho
Philippine Islands, but to Its policies
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