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THE COMMONER, Lineal, Nafc
y However, thoro is a worse use for straws than
tho merp taking of ballots.
The Brooklyn Eagle should quit shedding its
feathers so -near winter time.
The republican campaign has already gotten
far Into the false .statistical stage.- :
Mr. Root continues to' decline tho nomination
for., governor of Now York. Mr. Root is not look
ing for a set-back.
About the nearest Missouri' republican's" can
come to electing a governor is to vote for Folk
as they should do. . " '
'It is barely possible that Governor Herrlck
waxed wroth because Lincoln "Stefflns" question
called up painful facts.
If Candidate Davis continues to rap the pros
perity argument the republicans may conclude that
he is not so old after all.
For a dead question tho money question seems
to be giving tho eastern politicians and eastern
papers a great deal of trouble.
Horse fever" is causing considerable appre
hension in Wisconsin,but not nearly so much as
the. republican horse play in reference to curbing
Mrs. Henry B. S. Taylor, South Wilton, Conn.,
wishes to know the whereabouts of her brother
James J. Thomas, who; when last heard of, was
in Beatrice, Neb. - - . 0
Perhaps the g. o. p. managers thought the nom
ination of Mr. Fairbanks would congeal the Ohio
river and thus permit those Kentucky negroes
.to okato across on election day. . 9-
Mrs. Goelet ventures the opinion that tho
newspapers are injuring Newport as a health re
sort. These -testimonials of ' tho public benefits
conferred by the press are always welcome. '
Tho czar's baby boy Is already a colonel. The
indications are that ho will be old. enough to lead
tho regiment beforo Russia succeeds in driving
the Japs back and dictating peace In Toklo
Immigration rates are now so low that the
g. o. p, leaders will have to make extra talk about
"protecting American labor" in-order to call at
tention away from the invasion of cheap labor.
: John k'narn "WilHamn f Vminn- mAi,. i .-,
by tho republican press because he "talked sarkas
tiklo" .while notifying Mr. Davis. Mr. "Williams
however, has long- since ceased trying to please
the republican press. ,
Government control of corporations, or cor
poration control of government which? .
When will the republican leaders regard tho
Filipinos "lit for complete self-government"? When
thero is no moro money to be made out of them.
Candidate Davis is , not saying much but he
points to the campaigns of 1896 and 1900 as evi
dence that he is not afraid to trust his accumula
tions to laws made by the people arid 'for tho
people. ... ' V '
A circus man declares that an elephant only
sleeps Ave hours ajnight in its prime' and needs
less and less as it grows older. This may explain
why tho republican elephant opposes an eight
hour day for laboring men.
By sailing about in the Dolphin for a few
weeks Secretary Morton is quite sure to learn that
thero is a great demand, for. an increased navy
among the gentlemen who manage to garner con
tracts for building - battleships.
Tho president says: "When the need arises
there should bo fc. readjustment of tariff duties."
Messrs.. Frick, Carnegie, Morgan and other trust
leaders will doubtless consent to notify the presi
dent of the arrival of the need.
Tho Springfield (111.) Register says that "What
Russia most needs now is a Schley-arid the Reg
ister is.no, longer persona grata witlnthe gentle
men who boss .our navy from their sumptuous'
offices in the army and navy building.
It really amounts to nothing now, but the
fact still remains that the democratic leade'rs and
organs that are sh&utlng so loudly for harmony
now are tho leaders and organs that took par
ticular pains to be inharmonious four and .eight
The Globe-Democrat says that the Filipino
commissioners haye completed their tour of the
United States and "will be able to report to their
neighbors that this is a country Avorth belonging
to." That is about tho value that some of the
republican leaders place upon liberty. To "be
long to" somebody is enough to satisfy their am
bition. - -s
The Commoner does not urge Judge Parker's
election on the ground that he is "the regular
nominee." That argument lost. much of its force'
eight years ago when so many distinguished demo
crats bolted. The Commoner presents a stronger
argument. It urges his election because his elec
tion will insure some reform while Mr. Roosevelt's
election promises no reform whatever.
The Kansas City Journal recently published an
editorial under the caption, "Why Crime Is Un
punished." We started to read it in the hope that
it would tell us why President Roosevelt failed
to enforce the criminal clause or the. Sherman
anti-trust law, but soon found out that the Journal
has no intention of ceasing to be republican and
The Pittsburg Dispatch, with righteous sar
casm, exclaims: "Let us hope no one will tell the
Igorrotes how uncivilized our nation Is down about
Statesboro." So say we all of us, but let us add
that it Is to be hoped that no ono will toll those
dishonest southern republics how dishonest certain
leaders are in Pennsylvania, nqt&bly in Philadel
?5S ani Harrisbur& There is much in our public
affairs that would be better kept quiet when talk
ing to foreigners.
n St enrage 'of Pennsylvania has earned
the bi.tter hatred of every republican congres
sional candidate and his backers. Tho ctmm
has asked each one. of them this question wfn
you, if elected, assist in passing lS?ln; JY"1
will .enable American citizens to biv AnSSCh
products as cheaply at home iV w Amercau
abroad?" Such a question i? calculated to'? ?ld
nervous prostration when put tol?a r, ,UCe
congressional candidate. reuWlcan
4 i ' A A i '
, -" : AiVOLUME 4, NUMBER 34
Elsewhere in this' issue will be fonmi
teresting article under'tho captton, SS KlJSi
TK of er-grow-old." The Cm?
Tho ffioner recommends it to
- Beautiful man and woman who
Kingdom this paper, for it appeals to the
best there is in evorv wT e
heart Like most things that contain VoS
calculated to uplift humanity it deals IhW8
simple little things of life, and its pathos Inf ih
timent will appeal to nl Those who dw?n "?"
manently, or even, temporarily, in th?s dXniT
kingdom are always made better by -it and III
able .to encounter with greater hnnn A arc
the dally toils of this busf life! P" fr SUCCess
The language usedby -Judge Parker in ha
speech of acceptance, was fiardly. open to 'miscon!
Jiidrfe P.rir ftruction, but some critics hav-
Judgo Parker w queatlon ,hrs -meaning, he
on takes the opportunity of setting
Imperialism the matter at rest and promises
, , . ' to. deal with the matter exniirit
nn ?I,mtl netterr The udSe standi sXely
on the plalform and his election will be a Sreat
victory for constitutional government, it will re
. lieye the country of the greatest menace of recent
years and put us in a position to look the world
square m the face again, Every man who be
lieves in the Declaration of Independence should
see in Judge Parker's success a chance to vindi
cate the principles of; popular government.
,,Te'p?clcins house strike was ca"ed by tho
skilled and organized workmen" jn , the great pack-
is nuusea 10 protect and benefit
the unskilled and unorganized
workmen. This fact should be
borne in mind by those" who in-
Rfflf fliof loVinn ,, ..11...
and self-seeking. Th$ skilled workmen were
? 1 isra,r wages and- working full hours. The
unskilled workmen were drawing starvation wages
and working short hours1. It is claimed by the
strike leaders that the unskilled workmen averaged
less than $7 a week. It was to compel better
treatment of the unskilled that 'the skilled declared
the strike. The history of labor unionism con
tains few brighter pages than the one which re
cords the efforts of the Butcher Workmen's union
to benefit the unskilled helpers.'
The Chicago Chronicle, which, once upon a time
claimed to be democratic, , but became republican
in lact as well as in name when
it. discovered it could not. deceive
thinking men, says that "tho
democratic party has no longer
a. claim to the favor of honest and intelligent men."
ut course, in the opinion of the Chronicle, "govern
ment by the consent of the governed" makes no
appeal to honesty and intelligence. Of course,
in the opinion of tho Chronicle, "equal and exact
justice between all men" makes no appeal to
? ?S yand Intelligence. Of course, in the opinion
.or the Chronicle, the principles laid down by Jeffer
son and incorporated into the creed of democracy,
mfe no appeal to honesty and intelligence. But
all this is interesting only because it reveals tho
wonderfully wierd ideas the Chronicle has con
cerning "honesty and intelligence."
Fanners who are compelled to sell their prod
ucts in the open markets-and buy -their supplies
T. x In a, restricted market should
i He Gre&.f carefully study .the boastful
Gold Brick statements of the republican or
Game gan-which says: "In the three
.. months of May, June and July of
the present year this country exported $120,789,
769 worth of manufactured goods." This is at the
rate of $40,000,000 -a month, or over $480,000,000 a
year. Yet these same manufacturers raise the
cry of "infant industry" and" insist that they have
a high rate of "protection" against the European
competition whjch they so much dread here at
home and so blithely meet abroad. As long as they
can charge tho Ipcal ppnsumer two prices and meet
the; foreigner in competition in foreign lands, the
Jnan,ufacturers naturally contribute liberally to
.the, party that makes shib-bglQth of protection in
order to secure funds' to' Keep itself entrenched
In, power. The wonder is- that the average Amer
ican ..citizen has not long '.since awakened to a full
realization of tho gold iSrfclc game so often worked
on him. ,"-;", , ' ,
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