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. THE COMMONER, Lincoln. Neb.
Lincoln J. Stefllns should now write one on
"Philadelphia Less Corrupt and More Satisfied."
New York paid $537 to bury a dead alder
(raan, and doubtless is willing to increase the
amount if opportunity offers.
Perhaps Mr. Depew can see no reason why
lie should resign because he is busy trying to And
some reason for not resigning.
The chances are that the Pennsylvania dele
gation will agree to anything providing only that
the tariff graft be left unmolested.
"The canal needs sixteen million dollars!"
shouts an excited contemporary. . We know . .of ,
a million people that need sixteen dollars.
Mr. Whitney is yet .unable to tell whether
the president favors reciprocity or opposes it.
In this Mr. Whitney and the country are on equal
The president might well have averaged up
his indignation against United States Marshal
Matthews with the clean bill he tendered to Paul
Senator Depew announces that he will give
out no more interviews to the press. "This is
the first suggestion to the effect that the chestnut
crop is short.
The postal deficit could be wiped out by
merely compelling the railroads to be fair. But
just now the railroads, not congress, are doing
all the compelling.
There are indications that the "pork barrel"
will be guarded with unusual care until the
public gets out of the habit of looking for the
Washington date line.
In their frantic efforts to "protect the na
tional honor" a number of more or less prominent
gentlemen seem to have overlooked the necessity
of protecting their own.
The Sioux City Journal declares that "graft"
stands in the way of tariff reform, and the Jour
nal, while not a "standpatter" is willing to stand
pat on that proposition.
The census of the saneless and senseless
Santa Claus who dressed up in oakum whiskers
and cotton batting clothes is bringing forward the
same old mortuary list.
One of the sad sights of the otherwise happy
Christmas time is that of Mr. Harrlman bemoan
ing, the., fact that Mr. 'Ryan is not sufficiently
disinterested in his "philanthropy." u . -
;. A prosecutor who doesn't want to prdsecu'te
and a. judge who does not want to convict1 form
a combination extreme(y pleasing to gentlemen
.who .have "vested rights", to protect. ''-'
Without venturing at all into the realms of
prophecy Tho Commoner ventures to say that
the old frigate Constitution will be floating long
after the present cabinet has been dissolved.
United States Marshal Matthews of Nebraska
was removed from office for making light of a far
cical sentence imposed upon two rich land
thieves. Tho judge who imposed that sentence
is still drawing a salary and can not be reached.
Several cities have passed ordinances pro
hibiting ticket speculation. Ticket speculation
received severe set-backs in New York and Phil
adelphia a few weeks ago.
Mr. Jerome is saying some harsh things about
the courts. This means that Mr. Jerome will be
looked upon as an anarchist by certain interests
that control some of the courts.
A Kansas City burglar is operating in a dress
suit. But this is not more startling than .the dis
closures that a lot of burglars have been making
after dinner speeches in dress suits.
dress Fred B. Farnsworth, 'Marlborough M,rh
or J. F. McDannel, Owosso, Michigan. '
Uncle Sam needs about $20,000,000 atMition-ii
revenue, and how to secure it is a problem that
. js agitating the minds of' a
The large number of people Tho
Standpatter, "standpatter's" idea is to raiso
Argument this additional revenue by in
creasing the tax on some arti
cle of common consumption. Now what articles
offer the best opportunities? Ah, sugar and coffee'
We produce no coffee and comparatively little
sugar, yet the people must have them. So there
you arethe tax on sugar and coffee is to be
raised. The idea of reducing the tax on somo
other articles and stimulating imports is not to
be entertained. It might lead to a renovation of
the protective schedules and a consequent cur
tailment of the tariff graft that the tariff barons
have been enjoying.
Boston is considerably worked up over Sec
retary Bonaparte's recommendation that the old
frigate Constitution be broken up. But hasn't
the secretary ample precedent for knocking out
Senator Depew testified that it was his belief
Mr. Hyde earned the $100,000 a year salary.
This is the first joke Mr. Depew sprung since
the beginning of the present trouble in high finan
It is noticeable that the "System" is not mak
ing any boasts about having downed Mr. Lawson.
It is probable that the aforesaid "System" has
been compelled, to load up with a huge bunch
of its own undigested securities as a matter of
A Michigan reader of The Commoner writes
to say that a democratic newspaper man desir
ing to engage in business for liimself might ad-
General Booth, the official head of the Salva
tion Army, is a wit as well as a worker. When
asked why he set religious
Hunting words to music hall tunes ho
- And said: "Because I don't want
Fishing to let the devil have a monop
oly on good tunes." Thirty
years ago his physician told him he was doomed
to an early demise, and urged him to secure some
quiet country home where there would be plenty
of fishing and shooting. General Booth told
about it the other day and added: "I've had
plenty of fishing since for men. And I've had
plenty of shotting at the devil." It is not diffi
cult to explain General Booth's long life. He
has been a 'worker and not a shirker. He has
endeavored to do good, and he has taken a cheer
ful if serious view of life.' The idler, the pessi
mist and the man who works wholly for selfish
ends these are the men who soon wear out or
rust out. The world will wish for General Booth
many more years of the kind of "hunting and
fishing" he delights in.
TAKING HOLD OF THE TOWLINE
Many Commoner readers are taking hold of
the tow line with the view of enlarging The
Commoners sphere of influence by increasing its
The following letters are self-explanatory:
D. H. Kirkpatrick, Hubbardston, Mich. I en-'
close five subscription cards and money order for
three dollars. Please send me five more cards,
and I will try to get more subscribers. It gives
me pleasure to do what I can to increase The
Commoner's circulation in this locality.
Ed F. Poorman, Humboldt, 111. Enclosed you
will find draft for six dollars to pay for ten
special offer subscription cards. I have given to
these subscribers the benefit of your clubbing
sixty-cent offer and get my pay in the conscious
ness of working for a good cause. You may send
me ten more cards.
The following named subscribers have sent in
yearly subscriptions in number as follows: T. J.
Lee, Wharton, Ohio, 10; C. H. Mathews, New
Philadelphia, O., 10; W. L. Randals, gomanche,
Texas, 6; William Whitmire, Rock Port, Mo., 7;
Frank V. Miller, Agosta, Ohio, 6; G. Sohler, For
est Grove, Oregon, 6; LP. Teague, Sparta, Wis.,
7; N. R. Tucker, Fremont, Ohio, 6; J. T. Plow
man, Melvern, Kans., 8; Lee D. Martin, Brown
wood, Tex., 8; J. R. Davis, Atchison, Ky., 7;
A. J. Kelly, Steubenville, Ky 6; J. W. Wilson,
Mitchellville, la., 7; W. F. Groo, Middletown, N.
Y., 10; John Geil, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 6;
J. W. Martin, Sardinia, Ohio, G; D. H. Davis,
Sunbury, Ohio, 8; James Corrigan, Holyrood,
Kans., 6; O. T. Grattan, Elkton, S. D 6; C. J.
Tucker, Warrensburg, 111., 8; E. F. Wilder, Dun
lap, 111., 7.
The following named subscribers have each
sent five yearly subscriptions to The Commoner:
W. A. Houtchens, Missoula, Mont.; J. K. Fridley,
Turton, S. D.r D. L. Palmer, Pelaware, Ohio;
E. L. Arnold, Somerset, O.; J. B. McDonald, Chi
cago, 111.; M. R. Bivens, Cestos, Okla.; J. M. Kuhn,
Portland, Oregon; J. E. .Conry, Hudson, la.; M.
A. Verhalen, 'Rhineland, Tex.-; ; J. J. Eubank,
Abilene, Tex.? A. M. Fisk, Riley, Ind.; T. W.
Norton, Campton Ky.; Thayer Davidson, Hanging
Rock, -Ohio; Jk B, Weaver, Colfax, 'la.; A. J.
Whipple, Winamac, Ind.; John B. Ennis, Oakley,
Kans,; T1D, Cimmpacker, -Unionville, Mo.; J.
R. Grosgrovo, Middleburg, Pa.';. Jake Caughill,
Hastings, la.; J. L. Hay ward, Battle Creek, Mich.;
Mrs. R. McCulloh, Donaldsonville, La.; L. Stahl,
Rochester, Ind.; P. O. Krans, Elberta, Okla.;
J. W. Coffman, Rio, W. Va.; P. D. Cutshell, Frank
lin, Pa.; Joe Bine, Hillsboro, Tex.; J. M. Harper,
Spencer, W. Va.; C. B. Scott, O'Neill, Nebr.;
L. H. Hassing, Albert Lea, Minn.; Bruce Mo
Clellan, Portland, Mich.; El. Miller, Water
town, Ohio; John W. McCay, Neoga, 111.; William
S. Howell, Konawa, I. T.; Jacob High, Mendon,
Mich.; John P. Clendenin, Harrison, Ark.
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