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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Nob
Mr. Deirew is home again, but there is a
Bad dearth of funny stories.
Poor Chauncey, he has a great lot of new
stories but they are not as funny as the old ones.
People are speculating upon what passed be
tween Kaiser Wilhelm and King Christian. Would
it be safe to guess that it was made of glass?
It is said that Baron Komuri brought eighty
trunks from Japan, and it may be that each one
contains a different item in Japan's demand upon
It looks as if a few of the ambitious Wall
street spectators would have to ask to be made
defendants in the Equitable or lose their financial
"i " ore are some emnent railroad gentlemen
in Wisconsin who could give Mr. Fish sbme im
portant pointers on Governor LaFollette's method
of making the railroads tote fair.
The people are hoping that there will be
more leaks developed in the government depart
ments, and that a lot of grafters will drop out
through the leaks.
The fact that young Hyde is being received
at Newport with open arms would indicate that
financial crookedness is almost equal to a di
vorce as a pass-port to high society there.
In looking over the list of the men who are
being sued for the mismanagement of the Equita
ble it is noticeable that about all the democrats
included belong the "safe and sa;ie" variety.
Noting the marks made by "Uncle Sam's eye
tec ih when he cut them on the Philippine gold
brick, Japan declares she would not accept the
archipelago as a gift. We have often been saved
trouble by noticing the other fellow's teeth marks.
The czar intimates that he will sacrifice every
subject he has before he will submit to a dis
graceful peace. By sacrificing a few grand dukes
he will be able to conclude other satisfactory
things than a graceful peace.
The railroads have turned about $20,000 into
the federal treasury as fines for having violated
the twenty-eight hour transit law. Let it be noted
that they "turned in" that amount the shippers
furnished the money in the shape of extortionate
A religious newspaper commends Mr. Rocke
feller for turning the other cheek with Christian
humiliation. That's all right, but the trouble is
thV, every time Mr. Rockefeller turns his cheek
.the sees something in the new direction and pro
ceeds to gobble it up.
The men who fought for the preservation of
a republic in South . frica have reason to think
a few warm thoughts when they read in adminis
tration newspapers laudations for the administra
tion for preserving strict neutrality in the Russo
Al The Baptist Chautauqua at Springfield, 111.,
tabled a resolution to condemn Governor La Fol-
lelte for his criticism of Rockefeller. Good for
the Baptists! They can not afford to shoulder
the sins of the oil magnate merely because he
has decided to afflict that church with his membership.
The press dispatches thus describe James
Hazen Hyde's bow: "He bends his body for
ward in a graceful curve and seizes the hand of
his friend or acquaintance firmly." In only shows
the force of habit. He accustomed himself to
bending low and seizing firmly when he was
reaching for Equitable trust funds.
Professor Mathews, of the Chicago university,
belittles home training and says that morality
should be taught in the schools like algebra.
Morality should be taught everywhere but the
best teaching is by example and the subsidized
professors who applaud the criminal methods of
the trust magnates are not setting a very good
A Chicago preacher advises Mayor Dunne to
drop" the traction matter (which the preacher
says is too much for him) and devote himself to
something else. Has the minister any stock in
the franchise corporations or is he serving the
street car magnates for nothing? Dunne will
carry out the verdict of the people for municipal
The Sioux City Journal is very much exer
cised because The Commoner referred to the
secretary of state as "the constitutional successor
to the president in case of the latter's death," and
gives the more or less startling information that
the vice-president is the constitutional successor.
The word "constitutional" was, of course, inad
vertently used. As the Journal reminds us, the
vice president is "the constitutional successor,"'
while the secretary of state is first in the line
of succession as provided by statute.
The interesting story comes to the effect tha,t
James Hazen Hyde once yearned to represent
tnis republic as ambassador to
France, and that he submitted
with his application to Presi
dent Roosevelt the rennmmfin.
dation of such eminent states
men as Chauncey Depew, Benjamin Odell, James
Alexander, Mr. Harriman, and others. It is fur
ther reported that after looking Hazen over the
president remarked: "This man won't do." This
is very interesting, and the president's reputa
tion as a judge of human nature would be enor
mously enchanced thereby were it not for a
remembrance of the Morton incident, the Loomis
incident, and several other indicents. It has
since transpired that Hyde would not do,
but it also transpired that Morton would not do -although
the latter was appointed and served for
a time, and left with a letter of recommendation
surpassing anything in that line ever furnished
by an occupant of the white house.
Good and Bad
'Wp nil fvv r alirmr fh 14- j.i i .
r t i ii """ ' !- aiue, remarKea
Mr. Rockefeller recently. What Mr. Rockefeller
jo id vcijr u-ue, Dut it is ex
tremely difficult for some peo
ple to show any good side.
And there are those who do
. , , not S11w tne good side because
they want to do so, but because they want to
hide a very bad side. It is the disposition that
leads one to put an ornamental front on his house
and a tight board fence along the alley to shut
off the. view of the back porch and garbage can
There is a very bad side to the Standard Oil com
FT' ,an? ,h0, "Ust be a cheGrful and forgivZg
individual indeed who would claim that its chief
.manager's ph lanthrophy were efforts to show the
best side instead of efforts to conceal the ver?
bad side. It is evident that the recent disclosure!
ana charges have stung Mr. "Rockefeller. There
is a deal of philosophy in the utterance of til
villager who exclaimed, "I'm not caring a bit how
much people lie about me, but when thpv w
May S ?5i fke. ?e rePsentative
nSu of ? defeated nation. On the
months Wlth every evidence of being
This is very commendable in Mr Witte hvV u L
also an indication that peace may yetbe a long
VOLUME 5, NUMBEn
by internal strife in his realm but Snd,capw
remembered that long centurio, J m,ust b
obedience to the "little fatW l f absolto
lions of men will starve and fizhTS ?Km'
command. Russia is in a bad way bu V1 !
be borne in mind that nii,in , u must
longer under these adveseondmonshl Ut
any other nation could under ?min ?lmost
stances. Uer similar t'lrcum-
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