The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, October 06, 1905, Image 1

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The Commoner.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
Vol. 5. No. 38
Lincoln, Nebraska, October 6, 1905
Whole Number 246
CONTENTS
Put It Back
The Ohio Campaign
A Study of John D. Bockkfeller
Avenues of TTsefulnesb
"Wat Too High" .
Foeakee vs. Stickney
"Nobody's Business"
"Allowed" to Conteol
The Feeemasonry of Sentiment
Comment on Cueeent Topics
The Peimaey Pledge
News of the Week
THE FIGHT IN OHIO
The attention, of Commoner readers, .partic
ularly those living in Ohio, is directed to the
series of letters from Columbus describing the
great fight now going on in the Buckeye state.
Democrats everywhere will be greatly interested
in this special correspondence because it af
fords them the opportunity of obtaining an ac
curate idea as to the Ohio contest. The man
agers of Mr. Pattison's campaign believe that
there will be no doubt as to his election provided
a full democratic vote is cast. It is to be hoped
that every Ohio democrat will do his duty on
election day.
John M. Pattison, the nominee for governor,
is a thoroughgoing democrat. He is a faithful
champion of popular government, and it is safe
to say that the people may depend upon his
pledges. The election of Mr. 'Pattison would
mean that the people of Ohio would have in the
gubernatorial office the services of a faithful and
able man, and the news of a democratic victory
in Ohio would provide inspiration to democrats
everywhere. It should be the pleasure of Ohio
democrats to manifest a personal interest in the
important work of bringing Ohio voters to the
polls.
JJJ
, A VERY FAMILIAR SOUND
In his testimony in the insurance investiga
tion now in progress in New York, President Mc
Call of the New York Life Insurance company
referred to his campaign contribution to the re
publican committee in 1896 and said:
"I felt that if free silver in the country was
approved, and that if Bryan were elected presi
dent, we might as well close up the shutters on
the New York Life Insurance company's doors.
Knowing that, and believing it, in 1896 I consent
ed to a payment to defeat free silver not to de
feat the democratic party, but to defeat this free
silver heresy, and I thank God that I did it."
President McCall's reference to the Almighty
serves to recall to thousands of American citizens
the "thanks" offered up by another man a long
time ago. The historical reference to the other
man, may be found in the eighteenth chapter of
the gospel of St. Luke, beginning with the tenth
verse: -
"Two men went up into the temple to pray;
the one a Pharisee and the other a publican. The
Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself.
God I thank thee that I am not as other men are,
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this
publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes
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PUT IT BACK!
They made some red-hot "hollers" in regard to
"honest dollars,"
Did Fairbanks, Bliss and Chairman Cortelyou.
In the language deep of scholars they stood up
and wilted collars,
And the moral fits they threw us were not
few.
Thpy made lengthy talks on morals and of honesty
they cried;
At the thought of "rotten money" they al
most laid down and died;
But they took it in huge bundles from McCall
and "Jimmio" Hyde,
Do you think they'll put it back? Now
answer true.
They talked of "nation's credit" sakes alive, how
oft they said it!
The thought of hurting it their liearts did
rack.
But a trust how quick they led it to their treas
urer and bled it
For a bunch of boodle for their party sack.
Spouting "honesty" and "morals" till they grew
red in the face
They declared "dishonest dollars" would bring
on us deep disgrace;
But in view of what's developed in that life
insurance case
Don't you think they'd better haste to "put
it back?"
They said "repudiation" was confronting our
great nation,
And they managed to build up a noisy claque.
In the greatest agitation and with much tergiver
sation They declared that ruin threatened deep and
black.
But while posing meek and pious they took mon
ey stolen by
Men who in the world of finance occupied posi
tions high.
Don't you think if they are honest as their cam
paign words Imply
That they'll hustle up the coin and "put it
back?"
Can a crook be honest? Answer! Make reply
now if you can, sir.
Can a man be honest when in morals slack?
Can a rotten, crooked plan, sir, be condoned by
honest man, sir?
Answer, Cortelyou; they've got you on the
rack.
Talking loud of "honest money" and of "morals"
all the while
You took ir.oney from big crooks, sir, who have
Satan beat a mile.-
And the people at your pretense will just sit
around and smile
Till you hustle up the coin and "put it back."
' WILL M. MAUPIN. "
A VERY STRIKING SIMILARITY
The testimony of George W. Perkins, first
vice president of the New York Life Insurance
company, that that company contributed $48,000
to the republican campaign fund In 1904, and that
it also made contributions In 1896 and 1900, shows
in a striking way the discredit into which the
democratic party has fallen among the business
interests of the country. St. Louis Globe
Democrat (republican). , .. v. MMiU'.'H ''
The testimony of "Mike the Bug," leader of
the notorious gang of bank robbers recently cap
tured by the police of Squarcvllle, that the gang
contributed large sums of money to defeat the
city administration that retained the police force
that was hunting the gang down, shows in a strik
ing way the discredit into which an honest police
force has fallen among the bank burglars of the
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