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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1903)
CECEMBEE 11, 1903.
60 different tramcs one In each
Btatements aa the one published in
the World indicate an egotism that
makes him indifferent to the truth, an
ignorance that makes him incapable
of understanding the truth, or a moral
obtuseness that makes him ignore the
"The history of the last ten years
cannot be blotted out by his pompous
and self-laudatpry pronunciamentos.
He secured his election in 1892 by
practicing a wilful deception upon the
public. While in the campaign the
tariff question was the paramount is
sue, his committee secured and ex
pended the largest compaign fund that
the democratic party ever had and the
fund was secured by the promise of
legislation that could not have been
discussed in advance of the election
without defeating him.
"To " carry out his bargain with
Wall street he made the White house
the rendezvous of syndicates and ex
ploiters and administered the treasury
department in a manner that makes
the record of the unjust steward of
Bible fame seem parsimonious by
"His record as president was such
a stench iri the nostrils of his party
tnat even with the patronage of that
great office and with the aid of the
noney magnates whose treasuries he
enriched ho could not secure an in
dorsement from the convention. In
the campaign following, when democ
racy was engaged in a gigantic strug
gle with plutocracy, ho formed the
salaried officers whom he could co
erce into a. bar ' of Hessians and at
tacked the rear of the democratic
party while the republicans waged
war from the front.
"When the election was over he
was the chief figure at a high-priced
Bright' s Disease $nd
University Chemist Acting as Judge
Irvlno K. Mott, M. D., of Cincinnati, O., dem
onstrated before the editorial board of the Even
ing Pout, one ot the leading daily papers of Cin
cinnati, the power of his
remedy to cure the worst
forms ol kidney diseases.
Later a public test was in
stituted under the auspi
ces of the Post, and flvo
copcs of Brlght's Disease
and Diabetes were select
ed by them and placed
under Dr. Mott's care. In
three months' time all
were pronounced cured,
ono of the most promi
nent Universities In the United States having
been chosen by the Pout to make examination
of the cases before and after treutment.
Any one desiring to read the details of "this
public test can obtain copies of tho papers by
writing to Dr. Mott for them.
1 ins public demonstration gave Dr. Mott an
international roputation that has brought him
into correspondence with peoplo all over the
world, and several noted Europeans aro num
bered among those who have taken his treat
ment and been cured.
Tho doctor will correspond with those who
are suflcjring with Bright's Disease, Diabetes or
iny kidney trouble, eitberintheurst.intermedi
ftte or last stages, and will be pleased to give his
exper opinion free to those who will send him a
ucscrlption of their symptoms. An essay which
tno Doctor has prepared about kidney troubles
and describing his new method of treatment
jvm also bo mailed by him. Correspondence for
imMEJ?rP,088hould be addressed to IRVINE K.
Ohio. ' 89 MltchoU Building, Cincinnati,
banquet and gloated over tho defeat
of the party that raised him from ob
scurity to fame. Since that time ho
has lost no opportunity to stand in
sight of the public, heat his breast and
proclaim his political superiority.
"He has done more business on
less capital than any man who haa
over occupied so high an office. If
his democracy were capitalized at his
own estimate and then, measured by
tho teachings of Jefferson and Jack
son, it would make tho water-logged
enterprises of tho trust promoters
seem bona fide and honorable. This
is a conservative estimate of his po
litical worth. But I am just leaving
America and haven't time to do tho
subject justice. I may enter Into tho
matter more at length when I re
turn." "Then you do not seem to think
that Mr. Cleveland has a chance for
the nomination next year?"
"No. He has never had a chance
since 189G, and he is so old now that
if he repented In sackcloth and ashes
and it would bull tho market on
both sides if ho undertook it ho
would be overtaken by decrepitude be
fore he could bring forth works meet
for repentance. I doubt if he could
carry a state in the Union.
"The people who talk about nomi
nating him are either indulging in
humor or they .have very little knowl
edge of tho sentiment that exists
among the rank and file of the demo
cratic party. The republican papers
which are praising Mr. Cleveland now
and urging his nomination are the
very papers that accused him of fill
ing the land with soup houses and
tramps and questioned tho honesty of
his contracts with the bond brokers.
"If he were nominated we would
have such a campaign as we have
never had beforo, one in which the
influences which secured his nomina
tion would not support him, for the
money power, while it dictates as
many nominations as possible, always
support the friendly candidate who
has- the best chance to win. He could
not appeal to democrats on the
v ound of regularity, because he has
not been regular himself; he could
not appeal to democrats on the ground
of democracy, for his democracy is a
misnomer. While tho recollection of
past favors -might enable him to se
cure a large campaign fund, but it is
doubtful if he could buy enough men
to furnish judges at all the polling
"Do you think that his nomination
would break the party into pieces?"
"Oh, no. Ho could not carry enough
of the party with him to amount to a
"In view of the recent electfon, do
you mean to say that there are no
prospects for peace in the party?"
"The late elections do not indicate
anything in particular. The party lost
in states where the reorganizes were
in control as well as in states where
Kansas City platform democrats were
in control. But why talk of peace
when papers like the World exult over
democratic defeat in Ohio and Ne
braska? If the reorgantaers rejoice
in republican success in those states
in which the party standfi by the na
tional platform, how can the demo
crats who believe in that platform re
joice when the so-called conservatives
obtain control of the organization?
"The reorganizes have not sought
peace. They have waged war, and
not an honest, open war, either. They
have pretended to desire harmony,
but as the price of harmony they de
mand a substantial repudiation of the
party's position and the nomination
of a man known to be unfriendly to
the platforms of the last two cam
paigns, "To illustrate the position of the re
organizers I need only refer to what
has taken place In Olilo since tho last
election. Nearly four hundred thou
sand democrats voted for Tom John
son. The gold nowspapora announce
mai me conservative democrats de
feated Johnson and that having de
feated him, they will now demand tho
delegation to the national convention.
"It is even declared that they aro
laying plans for it. If tho entire ma
jority against Johnson was made up
of conservative democrats It meant a
change from party to party of only
about sixty thousand votes. Upon
what principle of justice or democ
racy, or even party policy, can sixty
thousand men who defeat tho ticket
insist upon representing tho nearly
four hundred thousan'd who supported
"Do you not think that it is possi
ble to agree upon some democrat who
supported the tickets of 18UG and 1900,
but who did not agree with tho finan
cial planks of the platform?"
"If, as tho reorganizes say, the
money question is dead, why do they
make it a test of a candidate's fitness?
When they insist that tho candidato
must agree In opinion with tho men
who left the party on the money ques
tion they thems'elves mako tho money
question the paramount issue. And
on the very lowest level of party ex
pediency wo certainly have moro
chance to win with a man whom a
majority of democrats would distrust,
than they would with a man whom a
majority of decocrats would distrust.
I'f the righteous shall scarcely bo
saved, where shall tho ungodly and
the sinner appear?' "
"What do you think of Gorman and
"I do not care to discusn individual
candidates. If you will measure any
candidates heretofore proposo or
hereafter to bo proposed by what I
have already said, you can decide for
yourself whether they como within
tho limits of availability. If tho demo
cratic party is to win a success worth
having It must deservo to succeed. And
it cannot deservo success unless it
honestly champions tho cause of tho
people on all questions and stands
ready to apply democratic principles
to every problem. Wo cannot gain
control of the government by stealth,
neither can we expect to induct a dem
ocrat Into the presidential office dis
guised as a republican.
"Td the democratic voter the eandl
date must be known to bo a demo
crat It Is not sufficient that he shall
be suspected of carrying Democracy
like a concealed weapon. There was
never greater need than today- of a
strong, vigorous and aggressive dem
ocratic party, uncorrupted and incor
ruptiblea foe to injustice and tho
champion of right.
"Millions of republicans resent the
domination of their party by great
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