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, Columbus (Nob.) Telegram: The
democratic party never dies. It will
Tiso from the ashes of defeat as the
strong man rises from refreshing sleep,
and It will rise to rulo, to brighten and
to bless tho national lifo of a free re
public, which has wandered far from
the teachings of tho fathers who found
Eureka '(111.) Democrat-Journal: A
gold democrat is to have charge of the
Inauguration next spring. If it had
not been mentioned nobody would have
been tho wiser, for a gold democrat
and a republican in tho peculiar light
of Washington look just alike and
quite as acceptable to the Wall street
crowd which is governing us.
Batavla (0.) Sun: At any rate it
Should convince all that any further
attempt to make the democracy stand
for a modified form of republicanism
will only result in further humiliation
without compensation in the form of
ofllce. Tho way to have a chance to
win with tho American people is to
stand for something.
Euroka (111.) Democrat-Journal: It is
all over now and we should take time
to think about it What do you think?
If Parker had been elected, do you
.think the Kaiser and other European
monarchs would have telegraphed their
congratulations? Not a bit of it. Par
ker did not stand for their ideas of
imperial conquest and military rules.
Jackson (0.) Herald: No, my pessi-
mistic friend, the republican majority
in tho next house will not be tho larg
r .vest the party ever had. The republican
- .majority will bo liG over all, but it
- was 133 over all in 1894, and the dem
ocratic party did not immediately and
forthwith turn up its toes to tho dai
Bles. In fact, some think it still lives.
Bridgeport (Conn.) Star: Temporari
ly they may flock to the republican
Bide of the fence to .show their anger
at an attempt to marshal them under
tho leadership of men who mistake
plutocracy for democracv. huh thmr
still hold fast to the eternal principles
of genuine, undying, wide-awake and
not-to-be-dosed into a "long rest,"
Tarkio (Mo.) Independent: The dem
ocratic party can not win an election
by attempting to. steal tho support of
the trusts from the republicans. .They
lose the support of the people and the
trusts both. The . democratic party is
the hope of the common people o.this
.country for popular liberty. It must
stand for tho people, and against the
trusts and monopolies. When it doe.
' so all along the lino it will win.
, Lexington (Ky.) Gazette: Tho nniv
hope possible that democracy can
have of winning success i3 by being
honest and deserving to succeed; and
tho only way that it can be honest is
by being nggressive. For it must at
tack tho present unjust enactments
that have long burdened the great mass
oi mankind, and it must appeal to this
great concourse for tho only redress
t that can possibly come.
Chanute (Kan.) Blade: Senator De
$ew i3 forming a new party to take the
place of democracy. Tho senator may
dispense with this useless trouble. The
democratic party has survived oven
.Worse defeats than that in the recent
election, and will have no trouble in
--Surviving this one. It is the only polit
ical organization that ever has or can
do so. It will bo doing business in the
future at tho proper time.
Springfield (Mo.) Express: There has
been a great deal in some of the pa
pers about the 30,000 or moro Missouri
democrats who stayed at home and did
not vote at tho last election. As the
doubtless did not feel that there was
sufficient real democracy in tho deal
to justify the act, it does not appear
that they deserve any special censure.
And this view, too, seems to be pretty
well confirmed by tho returns.
Champaign (111.) Democrat: It took
just one day for a republican congress
to get rid of Congressman Roberts, a
democratic Mormon. A republican
senate has been investigating Sena
tor Smoot, a republican Mormon, for
over a year,, and now we are assured
that tho investigation can hardly be
completed in another year. In the
meantime Smoot is a full-fledged sena
tor while Roberts was not oven per
mitted to be sworn in.
Wausau (Wis.). Pilot: When the dem
ocratic party becomes unquestionably
democratic, it will 3tand a chance of
electing a president. One republican
party is enougii. Two republican par
ties is more than the average American
voter can stand. Therefore, when tho
democratic party attempted this year
to imitate republicanism, the demo
cratic voters rose up in disgust and
gave the genuine republican party a
popular majority of two million.
Enfield (111.) Express: If tho demo
cratic party ever expects to be given
the 'reins of government it must stand
for something. It must stand on a
platform of its own rather than one
borrowed from its friend the enemy.
It must stand sponsor for the rights
of tho common people. Wall street is
already provided for. The democratic
party of today must not turn its back
on the teachings of yesterday, and'
last but not least it must know that
noble defeat is preferable to ignoble
Warsaw (Mo.) Enterprise: President
Roosevelt; in his speech at the dedi
cation of tho statue of Frederick the
Great at Washington, spoke of tho
present German emperor as laboring
for the good of his people. This same
emperor, who is held up for the admir
ation of the American people, in a
speech to his soldiers told them that
if they were ordered by their com
mander "to shoot their parents they
should not hesitate to do so." But for
tho vast regular army of Germany, the
German people would likely soon put
an end to the despot that our presi
dent so highly esteems.
Tipton (Ind.) Times: The democrats
do not need a new party. The old
democratic party of Jefferson Is good
enough forall purposes. Let the rain
bow chasers have their say. but after
all the people will line up for just
government arid will have to turn to
the old party which has always cham
pioned the rights of the common peo
ple. Let there be no dodging of the
Issues in tho future, but let our plat
form of principles speak out on all
public questions. Let the men who
aro to lead tho democratic forces be
fearless, representative men, who will
contend for principle and cater to no
descriptions of public events and of
foreign places he has visited servo to
attract the attention of milllops of his
countrymen. It is no exaggeration to
say that Mr. Bryan is one of the most
intensely magnetic men this country
has over produced. About one year ago
Mr. Bryan made a tour of Europe, visit
ing Count Tolstoy, Pope Pius X, Sec
retary Joseph Chamberlain and other
noted personages of the leading contin
ental cities. While in London on
Thanksgiving Day ho was tendered a
dinner by tho American society of Lon
don and his speech was pronounced
one of the most eloquent ever heard in
the English capital.
Fresh from the press of tho Woodruff-Collins
Printing company of Lin
coln comes "Under Other Flags," by
Mr. Bryan. Tho book is well printed
and contains Mr. Bryan's famous
Thanksgiving Day speech of 1903; his
descriptions of his visits to Tolstoy and
Pope Pius; of his meetings with Presi
dent Loubet of France, Secretary
Chamberlain, Hon. Michael Davitt and
other famous members o'f parliament;
of his trip through Westminster Abbey
and other historical places in London
and of his hurried trip3 through St.
Petersburg, Moscow jmd Paris.
Fully as fascinating with his pen as
ho is on the rostrum is Mr. Bryan. His
personality stares you in the face on
every page of "Under Other Flags."
His lecture on "The Value of An Ideal"
fills several pages of this most inter-
VOLUME 4, NUMBER Bl
esting volume and should be 77
every young man and woman tm by
valuable contribution to ' n !! a
of really good lectures Sia ar ft
from time to time. Mr. Bryan's sn
on "Imperialism" is another S
addition to the book. asXso h ""a
dress on farming. His descr pt ions
his tours through Cuba and MSa
graphic and hold the attention o ffi
reader to the end. Mr. Bryan take!
you through France, Russia, ireand
England and Switzerland and give y0n
a pen picture of the places ho vis.
ited. All of his travel descriptions are
very entertaining and especially fas
cinating is the story of his trip to
Rome, the see of Catholicity. His in
terview with the pope is one of tho
memorable events in the life of tho
Nebraska statesman. His visit to tho
"grand old man of Russia," Count Tol
stoy, i3 referred to at length, and Mr
Bryan's somewhat extended stay at
the home of the Russian philosopher
furnished him with plenty of material
for a chapter that will be read with
keen interest by all.
"Under Other Flags" is a valuahlo
contribution to the literature of tho
day. It is not a political volume in
any sense of the term. It is filled with
plenty of good mental food gathered
in all parts of the world and millions
of Americans, will doubtless derive
considerable pleasure by reading a
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Tariff Debate in England.
Ireland and Her Leaders.
Growth of Municipal Ownership.
Thanksgiving Address (London
Franco and Her People.
Republic of Switzerland.
Three Little Kingdoms.
Germany and Socialism.
Russia and Her Czar.
Rome, the Catholic Capital.
Tolstoy, the Apostle of Love.
Notes on Europe.
Pearl of the 'Antilles.
Birth of the Cuban Republic
Our Sister Republic Mexico.
Value of an Ideal.
A Conquering Nation. ,
Attractions of Farming.
Holland Society Address.
"I Have Kept the Faith."
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