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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Nob.
'.If a single tariff is good why would not a
dual tariff be twice as good?
Cuba's annual balance was $24,000,000 to the
good, a showing about $48,000,000 better than our
Lineovitch is printing some advance agent
notices that he will have great difficulty in living
M.' Witte seems to be laboring under the
delusion that he is the one who is submitting the
Up to date tthe beef trust has been able to
declare regular dividends oh its accumulation of
By the way, what effect has the publicity
remedy nad on Mr. Rockefeller and his Stand
ard' Oil trust?
The indications are that the G. O. P. leaders
are again preparing to use the reciprocity wie
wag to the limit. . y fa
They are now talking about a "dual tariff."
well, the republican may have to come to the
double standard yet.
The deficit in Mr. Shaw's presidential boom
seems to be running a -neck-and-neck race with
the deficit in the treasury.
' ' , seems that Mr. Taft has also wasted con
siderable time adding to the already large list of
fair promises made to the Filipinos.
- The Iowa census shows a decrease in ponu-
lation, but the loss is attributed to the presence
. of so many Iowans in puolic office itf Washington.
, The outcome of all this promising to shackle
cunning forcibly recalls the bright things prom
ised fcnvthe Belgian hare industry a few years-
- I . , - f
It is to be hoped that Japan frill insist upon,
extortionate demands long enough for the czar
to, grant self-government as a matter of-pure
self-defense. , ,
The report that numerous Iowa statesmen
---. are waiting for . Senator Allison's shoes is not
.bprne.out by thq facts. Senator Allison walks
.ill carpet slippers,
" r ri re1uires a great many columns of. space
for the newspaper correspondents at Portsmouth
, to conceal their ignorance of what is going on
between. the peace commissioners.
?'' ' T1e .silggf tI?n that Mr- Rockefeller wrote
- that sketch pf himself for the government re
port deserves no credence. Not even a billionaire
could have bungled English after that fashion.
Thoughtful readers of thfe dually papers won-
aer.,wlvy the aforesaid dailies printed columns
, about the international convention of teamsters at
.'Philadelphia and only an occasional line about
the international convention of printers at To-
- ; . ronto. The printers, however, know ivhy.
Now that some Chicago professors have ex
ploded the nebular hypothesis there is reason
to hope that the protective tariff theory will be
abandoned, for it is even more nebular than the
theory of world building.
.VOLUME 5, NUMBER
Referring to the plan of furnishing amuse
ment for the canal workers, let it not be for
gotten that there are several hundred thousand
workers in the sweat shops of American cities
who never have any amusement.
In part a fight a'gainst the corrunr io i ,
Cox. Will President Roosevelt ?on nS6" ct '
those who are trying to oust rZ I efrort3 t
the fact that th nUf regardless of
s X?scendency to pasAtt
The Lincoln, Nebr., Star says that Japan is
actually governing Korea and adds "which its
own people are utterly incapable of doing." How
glibly republican editors now talk of "incapacity
for self-government." Such is the influence of
The Washington Post declares that upon his
return from. Europe Senator Allison made the
unqualified assertion that he enjoyed the trip.
If the Post is correct it has discovered the first
instance wherein Senator Allison ' made an un
Just as soon as he finishes up the task of
manufacturing peace between Russia and Japan
and making the South American republics pay
their debts, President Roosevelt might earn the
remainder of his salary by busting the beef trust
The Washington correspondent of the Cedar
Rapids la., Gazette claims to have discovered
a conspiracy against the Panama canal route.
The discovery is woefully' belated. . It was a con
spiracy against the canal that worked out the
selection of that very 'route.
Funny, isn't it? When, the teamsters were
striking in Chicago the big business men of that
city insisted that the streets belonged to the
public. - Now that the strike is settled they have
resumed their task of insisting that the streets
belong to the franchised corporations.
Germans complain that their country's tariff
on American lumber is too high, and they want
a reciprocal agreement whereby it" may be low
ered. But why should the Germans-complain?
Being the foreigners who sell the lumber of
course wTe have to pay the tariff.
C. M. Henry, Rittenhouse, Pa., desires to
know where he can. obtain a copys of "The His
tory of the Panic In 1893," published by J. W.
Schuckers who during the war was private sec
retary for Salmon P. Chase, secretary of war
Will some one ,giye Mr. Henry the desired information?
The- Kansas City World defies anyone to
define reciprocity. Huh! Reciprocity is some
thing used by the beneficiaries of a protective
tariff to keep people talking so - much aboul
that they forget they are being robbed by the
aforesaid beneficiaries. The World should hunt
up a harder one next time.
When Governor LaFollette declared in a
recent speech that "one of the greatest evils in
" T. legislation is the granting of
t, FppI Sacc ailrid paSGS t0 lawmakers"
,- Evn dkl ?ot SIve expression to
f Evil a new truth, but he did give
W ,, . forceful expression to ,an old
truth that seems just now to be dawning unon
the public mind. The subtle InflSeweVflS
railroad pass when wielded by corrupt lobbyists
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