The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, February 03, 1905, Page 14, Image 14
-j yT The Commoner VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 14 i York (Neb.) Democrat: With the protective tariff on the one hand and the railroad tariff on the other the people are between the upper and nether stones. O'Neill (Neb.) Independent: Presi dent Roosevelt would like to destroy the greenbacks and make all silver dollars redeemable in gold and then let the banks issue all the money. Anna (Ills.) Democrat: The poor little innocent mail carriers are being severely dealt with by the government for political activity. The big corpor ations that run the government are never touched. Stanton (Neb.) Register: Eight ycare ago it was revolutionary for Bryan to talk of rigid control of cor porations, but his critics seem to think Roosevelt is quite right in demanding tho same control. Glasgow (Ky.) Times! In hi3 inaug ural address, governor Ilanly, of In diana, takes the grounds that passes nro petty bribes and should not be ac cepted by law makers. True, true. And what of the statesmen that are Influenced by them? Lincoln (Nob.) Democrat: Any at tempt to make the democratic party stand for a modified form of republi canism will always mean defeat. Tho support of tho American people can only be won by a stand for something definite and tangible. Aurora (Neb.) Register: Commis sioner James A. Garfield of the Bureau of Labor, has suggested on anti-trust law almost exactly the same as outlined by Bryan five years ago. Then re publican papers hooted at the plan. Will they now ridicule it? ur Hastings (Neb.) Democrat: They do say that every one of the 124 republi can members of tho Nebiaska legisla ture has free railroad transportation in his pocket, good for 1905. Such be ing mo case what need the people of tho state expect with regard to reduced freight rates and anti-pass legislation? Plattsmouth (Neb.) Journal: The f railroads have come back at President Roosevelt with a proposition to create a special court with complete and final jurisdiction over cases affecting rates and likely the railroads would insist upon tho privilege of naming their own judge. The railroads like to write their own tickets. Wichita (Kas.) Democrat: If there were more newspapers and magazines with fearless and courageous editors and publishers whose regard for the public welfare were stronger than a de Biro for a big bank account, there would be less of official scoundrelism to expose and the laws would have freer course and bo more respected. Woodsfiold (0.) Spirit of Democracy Tho Cincinnati Enquirer, some weeks since, proclaimed that it would not fol low any of tho present Democratic lead ers, naming only Mr. Bryan. We have howovor observed no marked change in the politics of that paper since its declaration of independence, in fact its course for the last dozen years would seem to have made any such declaration superfluous. CAN'T HELP ITSir.T w Uenrt ulsenso never grows better of itself - Unless something Is done to assist Its recovery it wilt surely lead to death, through some chronic disorder which it 1ms Induced orbv Budden heart failure. Tho very best restorative known Is Dr. Miles' Heart Cure, which strength, ens tho heart muscles and nerves. If first bottle Tails to benefit, money back. Lincoln (Neb.) Democrat: Lot there be no side stepping in tho future. Either we stand for something or wo don't. 'Platforms are good things to stand upon if rightly constructed, liiit tho man selected to stand upon it must be of the right sort or tho peo ple will refuse to give him support. Men who contend for principles is the sort needed. Crete (Neb.) Democrat If Bacon had asked Mann whether he rodo on a pass or not, tho latter would not have been so violent in his language when they had Bacon before the congres sional committee. A congressman who rides on a pass i3 in a poor position to criticise. He can't serve two masters. Ho can't accept favors and fight the giver and be a man. Minneapolis (Kas.) Better Way: Notwithstanding the fact that peace is fully restored in the Philinnines snmn American soliders lost their lives the other day in an attempt to keep the Moro3 good in the island of Jolo where we pay the sultan and several of his datos for letting our flag float over his slaves and harems. Great old system of benevolent assimilation! Minneapolis (Kas.) Better Way: The ship subsidy bill will occupy a good part of the time of congress this win ter. It is a scheme for the government to give several millions to ship owners as was formerly done with railroad companies. When the Farmers' Alli ance advocated loans on land it wa3 denounced as paternalism. The ship subsidy a direct gift is "buisness." Be a ship owner. Newton (la.) Herald: Hamilton represented everything that a repub lic cannot be and everything that a monarchy should be. He was a typi cal aristocrat of the imperialistic school. He believed In a government of tho few, by the few and for the few. He discredited tho nQnnin i, ieving them to be incapable of know ing what they needed or of having sense enough to vote for it. PierCQ Clt.V CMf nnmnn.. nr. "--V xw(y o-ui.ixuji tit VY 13 were told with all seriousness by our republican friends that their party ought to win so that we might have a clean state government. According to the leading republican organ in Western Missouri, tho i.onnWin i Infi, r,,.4..l .A , t1""""" IBfelb- buuuju out oy selling a United States senatorship. it can not be de nied that tho party must have been in deadly earnest when it promised such a strenuous dose of reform. Osceola (Mo.) Democrat: Pluto cracy! Millionaires and papuers! The same system produces the same re sults everywhere. The bishop of London says that "90 per cent of the school children are in a half-famished condition all the time." Superinten dent of schools of New York, Dr Max well, says practically the same thing. Yet tho socialist and tho republican say our great danger is overdo auc tion! Wo must build big navies, keep standing armies to conquer and hold foreign peoples so far as to have a market for our surplus production. Aurora (Neb.) Register: It is given as a reason why the president chooses the western paper trust instead 5 some of the eastern trusts as an exam Pie of his trust busting that the Mini nesota judges are more favorable That has c sound like contemn? of court but there may be aS ! of truth in it. Ano'the? tlin&t tfa" the pres dent can come more nearly to holding his own press in line for an at 5? Whatve?3??"06 than " & ers. hatever Mo reasons our hopq is that tho proceedings may bo as strenuously pushed and produce as rapid results as his attitude on Panama independence. Manson (la.) Democrat: If President Roosevelt really means what he says about tho railroads and tariff revision, and if he had a decent and sensible congress behind him, and if the sen ate was not composed of millionaires who aro nearly all in sympathy with tho corporations, and if corporation money was not the god to two-thirds.of the law makers of tho country, and if the republican party was not sold out, body and soul, to graft and greed, it might bo just possible that the people would be granted some relief within the next four years. But there's that infernal and eternal "if" always in the way! Columbia (Mo.) Herald: The demo cratic party is in a critical condition at present. It has been run over by pub lic opinion so frequently and so rough ly of late that it can stand but little more treatment of that kind. The peo ple are not in favor of a policy of neg ation. Tho people are not in sympa thy with a policy of conservatism. The democratic party needs to take positive position in favor of progress and to be democratic in fact as well as in name. It needs leadera like Bryan and Folk and Douglas, who stand for something who are on the side of the many against the privileged few. With such leaders, upon a platform with iron in it, the democratic party will got well and strong and win. Pursuing tho Parker policy it is doomed to tho contempt of the people and to their overwhelming opposition at the noli i Is tho party ready to die? Yakima (Wash.) Democrat: In tho "Jackson day" observances held un der the auspices of democratic organ izations, in various cities Jan. 8, it is worthy of note that the trend of senti ment within the party is now unmistak ably towards radicalism as the future policy of democracy. In .all the speeches made this note was distinctly sounded by the orators and seemed to find ready acceptance on the part of their audi ences. Tho concensus of opinion within the party unmistakably demands a policy that will henceforth absolutely divorce the management of the party organization from any partnership with trust promoters or the benifi ciaries of favored or protected inter ests. The Wall " street contingent, which seized the party reins at St. Louis nominated Alton B. Parker and rushed the party into the worst de feat that it has ever known, may as well take notice and govern themselves accordingly. The hone3t masses of democracy have nothing in common with these men. Their place is in tho republican party where in common honesty they should have remained after the memorahle campaign of 189G. UNDER OTHER FLAGS A NEW BOOK.... . . .".'.. . wiLLIAM J. BRYAN A collection of articles written by Mr. Bryan while in Europe, Cuba and Mexico, together with a number of recent speeches and lectures never before published in book form. CONTENTS,.,,. O t. the High Seas. Tariff Debate in England. Ireland and Her Leaders. 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