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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb.
If tho hoof trust is worrying at all It is capable
of groat dissimulation.
Docs lighting for one's convictions pay in poll
tics? Ask Bob LaFolletto.
Tho senatorial indictment Is becoming strong
enough to demand a committee room oi' its own.
It Is qulto certain that Russia is behind tho
times, olso why tho failure to enjoin those strikers?
The Russian government seems to be suffer
ing from a sovero caso of ingrowing regrets to
Tho Japanese forces have received. some un
expected reinforcements in St. Petersburg and
Tho ship subsidy bill seems to bo snooping
around for tho purpose of finding a more euphon
The logal department of the government drove
tho National Salt company out of existence into
a bigger trust.
"Tho Japanese tako life seriously," remarks
an exchange. They appear to have been takins it
very successfully of late.
A number of Wall street "captains of finance"
aro in a good position to write a few magazine
articles on "frenzied fumings."
the Roosevelt candidate before the next republi
can national convention. Wonder if V ce President
elect Fairbanks has ever thought of this possi
bility? When tho friends of the tariff revise it then it
will bo time enough to expect somo good results
from Satan's attempts to revise tho moral code.
Tho Hearst bill for the regulation of railroads
is a much better bill than the Hepburn bill but
that fact makes it objectionable to the railroad
Gov. LaFolletto has just been elected to the
United States senate by the Wisconsin legislature.
Congratulations. Here's hoping that he may carry
into national politics the courage he ha3 shown in
his fights within his state and his speech of ac
ceptance indicates that he will.
S'enor Abella, who was elected governor of tho
province of Camarines, P. I., will not be allowed
to tako the office, Governor General Wright de
claring that Abella bought votes openly in tho
government building. Senor Abella made the
mistake of not organizing himself Into a trust
before going into tho vote buying business in tho
Tho Russian autocracy seems to have been
wise enough to securo a regular Dick military
establishment a long timo ago.
Czar Nicholas might tako Rhode Island and
Delaware as samples of what not to do in the lino
of furnishing popular government.
Tho Nashville. American says that Prompt
John Mitchell Is a common slanderer. fKSS
What is tho ashvillo American? lue.
-mi mU's ,lon cry from Neidrlnghaus to Cock-
wa ? l1 BUXa C0Urler' A lW cry? Why
its actually beyond telephone distance. '
in. Tiwdimlnif tJ'atl011 papers of Kansas are keen
ing silent in all known languages concern ww
Booker Washington incident aJ ? Wichita?
A ship subsidy law under nnv of,
would ho nono tho less a Slea robwv n?T
multitude for tho enrichment "f tho Sw. "
Throwing mud at Thomas W Law., i
going to mako tho characters of Z, ls ?ot
ilnancta" look any clcjmSTy So?raB,W
then wo'vo heen UMjj?Zaml
Mr. Bryan appreciates the courtesy shown him
by tho Missouri House of Representatives and tho
Indiana Senate in Inviting him to address them.
Gov. Folk's crusade against official corruption
furnished him a text in one case and the gover
nor's protest against the use of money in elections
and Gov. Hanly's arraignment of corporate influ
ence in politics suggested subjects for the other
- VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3
they expect a. return, and this return must 1
made to them at the expense of the people.
Hon. John Temple Graves, the able editor nf
the Atlanta News, in a speech delivered beforA
tho Duckworth club of Ciiicln
Good natl, on January 7, took for hia
D5mocro.tIc subject "Definite Democracy"
Doctrln Hg Pinted out tho necessity for
clearly defined party policies
"'Give the party something to vote for," he says'
"and the party .will vote for it. Mako an issue
in tho people's interest, and tho people will meet it
Stand for tho things that wo believe to be right
and without regard to expediency, the right earn
estly championed will ultimately win." This is
democratic doctrine and has the right ring to it
Public Opinion announces that it is going to
print a series of articles by an able writer dealing
with Lawson himself, his record
Will Tell and his motives. Good for Public
About Opinion! The country has
Mr. Ltxwsorv taken a sreat deal of interest in
what Lawson says about others.
It will tako an interest in what others say about
Lawson, but the public is a great deal more con
cerned in knowing what has been done in Wall
street and how the people can be protected from
tho practices- of Wall street than it is in the mo
tives of those who make the disclosures, whether
the motives of Lawson himself or the motives of
thoso who write about him.
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Senator-elect Jurkett of Nebraska, in thank
ing the legislature for his election, intimated that
his election would in a measure take him further
away from tho people than he had been as a mem
ber of the house. This feeling on the part of tho
revered senators is one reason why the people
are demanding popular election of members of that
body. The senators are already too far away from
tho people and altogether too close to the corporations.
Secretary Morton wants to make our nation
the second in naval strength. He is willing to con
cede tho first place to England, but he does not
want any other nation to equal us on the sea But
why bow to England? If we are going into the
big navy business why stop short of first place'
Mr. Morten will find himself classed with the
weaklings" if he doesn't look out. But why does
this nation need a large navy unless it intends to
Imitate the European nations in land grabbing?
In some of the southern states an attemnt i.
being made to segregate the school funds so that
the colored population will have to rely upon the
taxes collected from colored people for th Sport
of schools for colored children. This subject was
nTGreCent Virginia constitutional con
vention and the proposition was rejected An
editorial published in The Commoner at that ntl
is reproduced on another page. The reason!
still sound The education of 'th f bUck race fs a
great burden on the whites of the sou h but ?he
remedy is not in allowing them to grow 1 n
Ignorance but in an appeal to the north for a
if tho load becomes too heavy.
Tho St. Louis Globe-Demoornt ni,
denial of Mr. Lawson' . aSS?.?.a
ard on rir .,.'. u acanu-
WMMOO te . TarryT SonbSS
states in 1890. but tor fcar the
Lawson story may be tr
that it would not HT' ha8te to' add
tho money oven it ttwta? J0. raisea
eomo ot tho repuilicarPaperTi3 S? 2Bbto.Jrtai
ignore tho tact that thoSn'otX9 u'S
A St Louis reader of The Commoner wants
to know why a stolen horso should be returned to
the owner, whilo a stolen fran
Can chise is held to be good as
Anybody against the people from whom it
yl was stolen? The Commoner is
not able to give any good rea
son. If anybody attempts to give a reason, it will
probably be that the stockholders are innocent
purchasers, but as that does not protect one who
buys a stolen horse innocently, it can hardly bo
accepted as a sound reason. The time may como
when the courts will treat a stolen franchise as
they treat anything else stolen, but probably before
that time comes cities will cease to either sell
or give away their franchises to private corporations.
The Chicago Chronicle is growing hysterical,
and in its hysteria it deviates even farther than
usual from the truth. In a re
Dallylng cent issue the Chronicle, per
With Tho petrating one of its many ill
Truth natured tirades against Mr.
Bryan, declares that Mr. Bryan
courted notoriety by declaring in a recent address
that "President Roosevelt is the greatest president
the country has ever had." There are two wild
and unfounded assertions in the quoted state
ments, viz: Mr. Bryan did not seek notoriety as
alleged, and he certainly did riot assert that
President Roosevelt is the greatest president this
country has ever had." Not even tho Chicago
Chronicle believes Mr. Bryan said it, but what tho
Chronicle believes and what the Chronicle says edi
torially are two vastly different things. However,
if it will soothe the Chronicle's lacerated feelings
Mr. Bryan will admit that President Roosevelt is
the greatest president this country has had since
William Mckinley. But as long as he remembere
Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Madison, Lincoln
and others, Mr. Bryan will decline to go further.
The preservation of American forests is
wor.thy of all the attention that is being given it,
and more. But a little careful
Preservation consideration will emphasize the
And folly of putting a small premium
Destruction on tuo preservation of our for-
T, , , .. ests and a large premium on
the destruction of those same forests. The tariff
o? rSif a,h,P remui on the destruction
?fo;i;ativ; timDer and at the same time is a
the d5f ? th0 people generally and for
thJLmw La f6W lumber barons ho have,
So? of Sr?m a,na aneryr eecurea posset
sion of the timber lands. As a rulo npnnlo nre
L a 7ronoSte(1n T lB hard IntSVem
their SKnn Promises rewards only to
toStat i af UGir childreA'3 children: Ro
laok nf ?fQiS ffrinS such rewards, hence tho
when an imrno lk6n by th general Public- But
Ma "SSS?i?to rewa.ra In tUe snaPe oi a tariff
otTlnC m rp'iifmiGnha8ten t0 take advantage
foreste lnSfS n" f tle rapid truction of the
on wouldi ZUnl7' The work f preserva
ILTprT K removing
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