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THE COftlAlONER, "Lincoln, Neb.
Sir Thomas Is not much of a cup winner, but
he ia a good "jollier."
Read The Commoner's educational offer and
learn how to Secure a college education.
By this timd tho trusts have discovered that
the big stick is only a" very softly stuffed,, club.
Western farmers, are hoping that the corn
will play Reliance to Jack Frost's Shamrock III.
Organization is the best remedy for demorali
zation. Organize a democratic club in your vot
The 2:00 minute trotter arrived far and away
ahead of the trust busting rep blican administration.
The "unspeakable Turk" always manages to
find his voice when apologies and promises are
Tho man who originated tho expression "The
Sublime Porte" must certainly have meant it
Presumably Mr. Pulitzer's school 'of journal
ism will not teach its students to keep track of
their own editorials. .-
Secretary Shaw has stretched a point for tho
banks, a thing he lirs not yet shown any disposi
tion to do for the people.
Admiral Dewey says our navy isk deficient, and
Spain may be pardoned if she believes that Uncle
George is merely joking.
Doubtless Mr. Root would have thrown a ter
rific strain on his "Ready Letter Writer" if Mr.
Roosevelt had quit first
A great many republican organs are trying to
find some other explanation than demand for the
increased price of silver.
portion of Mr. Roosevelt's 1903 Labor Day speech
seems to have been omitted.
Defeat in a manly fight for principlo wjll be
more profitable in the long run than victory, in a
dishonest scramble for political pie.
Turkey and China must understand that they
aro the most available material upon which to
try tho blg stick" flourishing business.
Agulnaldo's advice to his countrymen to quit
gambling is. all right, and it is the kind of advice
that should be heeded In Wall street.
The Chicago Curonlcle manages to keep itself
Su biy tellings what Mr. Bryan has that it has
no, time, to explain how Mr. Cleveland got it
TheLingley airship has again postponed its
punching., The race between tho Langley launch
jngvanu the Cleveland boom is becoming very ex
citing;, . . ,;- ' ' "- '
f - . j
Wo aro of the opinion that some English
sportbinuu will vin the cup long before a repub
lican administration rids itself of tho grafters.
It is not ill health that prevents Mr. Hanna
from engaging in a joint debate with Mr. ClarK.
Mr. Hanna's bump of discretion is growing larger
Why blame Mr. Secretary Shaw? How is he
to know what kind of currency legislation to ad
vocate when even Wall street has not been able
The republican organs aro predicting victory
in Ohio with the inflection and emphasis and
vituperation that indicates their disbelief in their
Tho Massachusetts theory that some men are
too big to be elected to a small office often re
sults in electing to large olhce men who are en
tirely too small.
Tho Ohio democratic platform is being se
verely criticised by a lot of democrats who' never
lose an opportunity to vote for republican candi
dates and policies.
We gather from some Ohio republican ex
changes that Mr. Rockefeller was mortally in
sulted when the democrats nominated Monnett
for attorney general.
. Lieutenant Peary announces that he is about
to make another dash for tru pole. This will stir
up those whose duty it is to dash after the dash
ers for rescue purposes.
Mr. Quay says he has heard of no opposition
to Roosevelt But Mr. Quay has long been in
the habit of closing his ears to a great- many
things justice, for example.
Owing to the fact that it permitted a display
of big stick flourishing the president acted hastily
in the Beirut affair. He is much more leisurely
in tho trust smashing business.
Mr. Secretary Cortelyou has been conferring
with the president concerning the. coal situation.
The trouble Is, howe-er, that the conferences be
tween the coal barons amounts to something.
The "SubscriDers' Advertising Department"
brings results. It was inaugurated for tho espe
cial benefit of Commoner subscribers and they
are invited to seize ti. opportunities it affords.
The agricultural department recently adver
tised in a Washington paper for a "first-class
grafter." However, the chancer in other depart
ments were so good that no one sought a change.
The Chicago Chronicle says: "Mr. Cleveland
would poll every democratic vote in the land." la
the Chronicle still ' figuring that the 140,000 men
who voted for Palmer and Buckner are the only
; .. ,-VOLUME 3, NUMBER 35,
t "The Houston Post remarks that Tom John
son's, speech of acceptance in no wise justifies tho
republican press in dubbing him a socialist. Doe
the Post really think thai the republican press
ever stops to look for a justification?
It seems rather odd, when you come to think
about it, that republican financiers never think of
"remedial financial legislation when it is the
people who suffer, but always create a great com
motion when Wall street is the patient.
Coal mines are being shut down because tho
market is "glutted," and prices aro being hoisted
because there is a "famine." Tne presidential
method of dealing with the coal question seema
to have been quite agreeable to tho operators.
Is it possible that Mr. Miller is to be sacri
ficed after all, just for the purpose of correcting
what promised to be a huge political blunder?
Somehow or other the boasted independence we
have been' hearing about seems to be badly bat-
Sir Thomas Lipton's hope of winning the
cup appears to be as futile as the hope of the
American people that an administration that owes
its existence to the trusts, will undertake to curb
The Ohio supreme court threatens to send
Tom Johnson to jail for contempt If the Ohio
supreme court goes into tho jailing business it
will have to make some very extensive additions
to the" jail facilities.
Attention is again calle'u to Tho Commoner's
educational offer. A college education is within
tho reach of any energetic and ambitious young
man or woman who will take hold and hustle.
Correspondence is invited.
A great deal of the ridicule aimed at Con
gressman Baker because of his refusal to accept a
. railroad pass comes from the eminent gentlemen
who are never caught without the pasteboards, but
sadly fear that they may be.
: The announcement" that Mr. Rockefeller Is
short $80,000,000 by reason of the late drying-out of
Wall street may be taken as an Indication that
the- price and the smell of tho oil will bo in
. Chicago physicians are astonished because a
man in that city is alive after having his heart
severed. Did thege physicians over gtudy the
cases of the wnolly heartless men whlo traffic in
the,. bodily comfort of- the people? ;, '.,
Improvement in the consular service is the
order of the day. The consuls are a long ways
off. What's the matter with a little improvement
in the postoffice service? And the Indian bureau
service? And in other departments' operating
right here at home?
Secretary Shaw has loaned a lot of the peo
ple's money to banks on chips and whetstones.
He would, however, throw a financial fit at the
suggestion that he might loan the people's money
to the people on the security that is the founda
tion of wealth.
"The good old name of Sullivan" is quite
prominent in American affairs today. One Sulli
van has been elected head of t z Fraternal Order
of Eagles, another is running for governor oC
Iowa, and another is a candidate for re-election
to the supreme bench in Nebraska.
The Chicago Chronicle says that ivlr. Cleve
land is the man to restore tin old-time condi
tions." That is why the people will have none of
him, but it may explain why the bond gamblers
and those who profit by special privileges are so
enthusiastically supporting him. . v
Several esteemed exchanges want to know
what excuse the coal barons can offer for advanc
ing the price of coal. They do not need to ad
vance an excuse. Indeed, they are so busy ad
vancing the price of coal that they would have no
time to advance any excuses.
The wily Abdul Hamid is quite well awaro
that he will not be disturbed until the powers
can agree as to a division of his territory. And
as such an agreement is not at all likely to be
reached Abdul will go .right ahead doing what he
pleases and apologizing as often as may be necessary.
It is difficult to decide 'Whether Mr. Parry is
trying to out-Chronicle the Chronicle on the or
ganized labor question, or whether the Chronicle
Is trying to out-Parry Parry. Betwixt flying foam
and inoperative ink the two worthies manage to
keep up a highly entertaining, I it indecisive competition.
A vigorous enforcement of tho Sherman anti
trust law's criminal clause "would render unnec
essary so many conferences between Mr. Cortel
you and the president. Bui it would necessitate
a whole lot more between the official fat-fryer of
the g. o. p. campaign committee and the treas
urer of that organization.
If Abdul Hamld wants to perform a coup he
will surreptitiously anchor a few rocks and reefs
along his coast and then invite the American navy
to come on. For several months past our war
ships have been engaged in discovering unchar
ted rocks by 'butting them hard enough to tilt
tho earth over sideways. . ,
The confidence men havo been at work again
this time near Boston. A man, described as
'an honest old fellow," was induced to put up
$2,000 in the expectation of reaping a profit of
$10,000 or $15,000, and of course he lost, as he
deserved to lose. The world is full of people
who are trying to get something for nothing and
they usually wind up hy getting nothing for
something. Just as foolish are those democrats
.Who expect to win a victory over the republicans
by any other course than the open, honest and
constant one , in behalf of tho "public on all ques
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