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.VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3J
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MR. BRYAN'S LETTERS
Mr. Bryan took passage on the Pacific Mail
steamship Manchuria, which sailed from San
Francisco September 27.
He wiii go to Japan via Honolulu. After a
few weeks in Japan he will proceed to China, the
Philippine Islands, India, Australia, New Zea
land, Egypt, Palestine, Greece, Turkey, Italy,
Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway,
Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Holland and the Brit
The trip will occupy about one year, and the
readers of The Commoner will be able to follow
Mr. Bryan from the letters which will be pub
lished in The Commoner from time to time.
Speaking of the Loomis-Bowen controversy,
the asphalt trust has not said a word lately.
Now that it is no longer "headquarters of the
nation" Perljnjigcter Bav win emulate the
ft--" -!-- T 1
The Washington Post says that Secretary
Shaw is airing his presidential boom. Hot air
ing it, of course?
' It is a mighty mean man who begrudges Mr
Thomas W. Lawson the nice little vindication
he is now wearing.
Hall Caine says he is not going to write a
book about American millionaires. That is good
news as far as it goes.
The press humorists will meet in- Philadel
phia next year. By that time "Boss" Durham
may be able to see the point.
the limit. The advocate of a high protective
tariff who exhibits incipient signs of consistency
lays his claims of being a protectionist open to
The Sioux City Journal says that "Mr. Mc
Call must be credited with convictions." Yes, of
their kind. But there is one kind that has not
been .rendered yet.
Mr. Taft is quite sure the Filipinos will not
be ready for independence for a generation. But
is Mr. Taft quite sure that we wiirhave swiped
all they have by that time?
A lot of big corporations might find it pos
sible to save a lot of money by merely obeying
IheMaws for a year or two, but it would be hard
ou the proiessional lobbyists.
M Vl I I IB !
Mr. Hamilton denies that he spent that $100,
000 of New York Life Insurance company money
to influence legislators. Perhaps he influenced
them before he got the money.
did a year ago. They couldn't hPiiv t
was teumg the truth when he started h.
of "Frenzied Finance" but the broadest asser 5
that Mr. LaWRnn mnrl nhm.f u "-7, a.SSertiOD3
eminent financiers were narrow when SmSj
with the fajfo that have since deveBS
is probable that the eminent financiers n,
.selves will-hardly care to engage in anTcoutt
game. '" LaWBOn- at ,B st to
A lot of eminent financiers who were going
to prove Thomas W. Lawson a "vile prevarica
tor," are entirely too busy defending their own
characters to attend to it just now.
Administration organs are bragging loudly
about the amount of money deposited in the
banns. But are idle freight cars in a railroad
terminal a sign of rushing business?
Newspapers that have never given anv mr
ticular thought to the matter of providing amSS
ments for the thousands of
Home children in the tenements and
Before All sweatshops of the great cities
Else are just now wonderfully in-
terested in providing amuse
ments for the men engaged upon the Panama ca
nal. There are thousands of workingmen in
America who are barred from all healthy amuse
ments by reason of onerous conditions forced
upon them. Why not give them some attention'
Factories and mines are full of little children
whose lives are being ruined. Why not some
show of newspaper interest in their welfare'
While we are building hotels and providing
amusements for the canal workers, why not do
a little in that line for the hundreds of thousands
of workers right here at home?
The gcntldmen who were so wonderfully con
siderate of the "widows and orphans" in No
vember, 189G, seem to have lost all interest in
them before December of the same year.
OTHERS MAY HELP
Taking advantage of the special offer, Com
moner readers have sent in yearly subscriptions
in number as follows: W. C. Goodwin, M. D.,
Odessa, Mo., 15; Philip Kellett, Mt. Leonard,
Mo., 10; A. J. Beale, Cynthiana, Ky., 9; Nathan
Smith, Fulford, Colo., 9; William S. Gilliland,
Karthaus, Pa., 10; J. H. Williams, Fayetteville,
Ark., 10; James Dundas, Ona. W. Va., 8; John
Bratsing, Philadelphia, Pa., 12; A. Jannoy, Mar
tinsburg, W. Va., 6; Albion P. Mann.-Mineral,
Va., 10; Allen Scott, Plato, Mo., 6; J. R. Barnett,
Chrystal, Wyo., 6.
The following named subscribers have each
sent five yearly subscriptions: J. K. Soward,
Fithian, 111.; W. B. Pierce, Pulaski, N. Y.; N. J.
Blosser. Willits, Calif.; D. S. Lowrey, Copperas
Is it not a mistake to say that those Chicago VK , S? T ' W t T " T
W-vHLa.ii.i. o -nrl..i.i 4 4- u u T. Wolfe, Blue Mound, Kans.; John T. Washing-
packers PaiuW-, MoW.ZimmWn; Alderson,
to say that they advauunffiSi -YvT'va DTWSHaw. Barboursville, W. Va.; Z.
The only ones who are surprised at the revel
ations of corrupt use of trust funds to influence
elections are the gentlemen who so used them.
They had expected to keep it dark forever.
Senator Piatt says he wants to die in the
harness, meaning that he will remain active in
business in politics. The senator has some ex
press business in politics, it will be remembered.
collection from the consumers of dressed meats?
A wire tapping gang in New York City re
cently stole $75,000 worth of electricity. We
may now expect one " of the gang's leaders to
get up and "thank God" that he stood up lor
the national honor in 1896.
Senator Foaker's Ideas about rate making
were doubtless formed while assisting in- draw
ing up some republican. tariff schedules. '
There is no need to worry about those con
victed Chicago packers not having enough money
left to purchase their winter supply of coal.
President McCall "thanks God" he did, and
a few men applaud him. Other men have been
sent t Jail for misappropriating trust money.
Mr. McCall's solicitude for the widow and
orphans is truly "touching," whether the word
"touching" is used in its best or in Its worst
There is no sentiment in the hearts of the
gentlemen in charge of the postoflice department;
neither is there any music in
"Tailholt" their souls. With owlish wis-
Not dom and due disregard of pub-
Carrol Itoh lie feeling they have declared
"Tailholt" to be lacking in
euphony, therefore thepostofflce of Tailholt, Ind.,
is no more. In its place we are to have Carroll
ton. In the name of all lovers of real poetry,
The Commoner protests. When James Whitcomb
Riley wrote "The Little Town o Tailholt" he
made that village famous, and he added to the
gaiety of nations. And now to have the sordid,
unpoetic, prosaic and unsentimental postoftice au
thorities wipe the village from the map is too
It will be noted that Mr. Loomls Is not the
first eminent gentleman connected with the pres
ent administration who retired upon his vindi
"Put your thoughts on the higher things of
, life,"- says Mr. Rockefeller. Yes, and let Mr.
(Rockefeller secure all the oil holes punched in
, President McCall declares he is not a million
aire. Perhaps some determined defender of
Vhonor" Is spending Mr. McCall's money unbe
known to him. fc
The Argentine Renublichas decided -to adopt
& nigh protective tariff, and the decision has re
sulted in -malting very angry a lot of American
manufacturers wlio inBist on being protected to
. Mr. Bowen's chief offense seems to have
been that he had the temerity to disclose the
shortcomings of a gentleman
who had secured the confidence
of the president. According to
the attitude of a majority of
the republican organs. Mr.
Bowen should have remained silent and not made
public the actions of a republic official, because
that meant discrediting the president and the
party. This Is the characte istic republican
view. President Roosevelt has not only been un
fortunate in the selection of pome of his friends,
but he has been doubly unfortunate in rushing
to their defense in spite of the manifest truth
of severe charges made against them.
M. Livingston, Iberia, Mo.; William Guptau,
South Elgin, 111.; R. B. Tullis, Elkton, Ohio; P.
McLindon, Williamsburg, Kan.; Thomas F. Bale
man, Valparaiso, Ind.; Dr. O. A. Lambert,
Marietta, Ohio; W. F. Russell, Benton, Tenn.;
Henry Meyer, Shellrock, Iowa; John Connell, New
Bedford, Mass.; George W. O'Brien. Beaumont,
Texas; C.' M. Wilson, St. Louisville, Ohio.
Everyone who approves of the work The
Commoner is doing is invited to co-operate along
the lines of this special subscription offer. Ac
cording to the terms of this offer cards each
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rate of 60 cents each, when sold.
Mr. Lawson is going to call a great conven
tion of policyholders in life insurance companies,
ana deciare3 that before he gets
through with his disclosures
there will be from 100 to 150
big Insurance men servinc
.. x, ' , - from o!ght to fiffcy years In the
penitentiaries of the country. And people are
not pooh-poohing Mr. Lawson's assertion like
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