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THE COMMONER. Lincoln, Neb.
When "call money" touched 100 per cent
Undo Russell Sage also made a touch.
Mr. Hyde says he Is tired out and needs a
rest. Ho can get it by giving it to the public.
"The Hazard of Hazing" might give a num
ber of naval cadets material for interesting
.Secretary Shaw would be much happier if
that treasury deficit would "stand pat" or fall
back a little.
Congressman "Nick" Longworth is said ' to
be an amateur violinist, otherwise he seems to
be a pretty good sort.
Charles T. Yerkes loft an estate valued at
$12,000,000, and everything else that he had sac
rificed so much to obtain.
Walter Wellman is going to make a dash for
the pole in an airship. The buoyancy of hot air
is really remarkable, too.
The. law providing an insurance Inspector in
New York seems to have been considered a joke.
The inspectorless inspector must go.
Set to music and with a lively ballet, that
Santo Domingan revolution ought to prove quite
a drawing card on the kerosene circuit.
"Wall Street speculators paid 125 per cent
for "call money" last week, but the bill . Ill be
presented to the lambs a little later on in the
Doubtless a telescope of sufficient power
would reveal the czar in the attitude of a man
frantically wig-wagging Washington for another
Any one desiring to purchase a democratic
weekly newspaper in a good town may learn of
an opportunity by addressing J. D. Porter, 21 W.
Archer avenue, Monmouth, 111.
An optimist is sometimes a man who knows
what is going to happen to the other fellow and
doesn't care. That explains why they are calling
him "Speaker Cannon, Optimist."
Mr. Hamilton is not afflicted with entire loss
of memory. He did manage to recall that some
one ran him down and thrust some insurance
company money into his pockets.
A millionaire automobilist has been taken to
jail for violating a speed ordinance, and this leads
to the hope that sooner or later some millionaire
felons may be landed behind the bars.
''Secretary Shaw anticipated the January in
terest payment," ' said a -Washington dispatch a
week or two ago. A lot of us anticipated the Jan
uary 1 payment, but It was just as difficult to
meet the collector.
Many readers of The Commoner are co
operating in the effort to increase. The Com
moner's circulation and thereby widen its sphere
of influence. A special effort Is to bo made
along these lines in this year of 1906.
These letters are self explanatory:
. Albert Iankes, Aguas Calientes, Mexico.
The Commoner is doing a great good and it
should have the widest circulation in order that
it may be able to do a greater good.
Thomas Knox, Bennett, Neb: -I am in hearty
accord with the sentiments expressed in The
Commoner by Mr. F. J. McDannel of Michigan,
and Mr. R. H. Miller of Nebraska City. I have
been practicing those sentiments for years. I
feel that conditions are more ripe now for mis
sionary work by all those who are in favor of
retrenchment and reform than ever before.
Brothers push the good work by keeping reform
papers moving. Yours for tho common people.
N. B. Hames, of Colorado City, Colo., writing
under date of December 26, says: "Please send
me twenty subscription cards, for which find
check for $12 enclosed." Thisis the second or
der for twenty cards sent in by Mr. Hames and
paid for in advance in each instance.
Anthony Motycka, Nelsonville, Tex. Enclosed
find money order for renewal of my subscription.
I think The Commoner is an ideal paper in every
respect a mine of indispensable information,
entertaining, instructive and inspiring. I could
not do without it. May God bless and preserve
its editor, W. J. Bryan, as well as the associates
who are engaged in getting out such a fine pub
lication. I wish you would include my name in
your primary pledge roll as one among the many
willing to do their duty and living up to the re
quirements of the primary pledge.
West H. Humphreys, Mayfield, Ky. Enclosed
find $3.60 to pay for list of six subscriptions. I
have been a subscriber to The Commoner since
its first year. It is the most welcome guest
among all the publications that enter our home.
Each week we are spiritually and politically re
newed by reading Mr. Maupin's page, by reading
after Mr. Metcalfe, in "fact, by reading the whole
paper. I could not close without saying a word
in commendation of W. J. Bryan. We want
him to know that we shall never forget the
gallant fight he made for us in 1904 at St. Louis.
We hope he may live to make many more bat
tles. The following named subscribers have sent
in yearly subscriptions in number as follows:
N. B. Hames, Colorado City, Colo., 10; J. B.
Weaver, Colfax, Iowa, 24; J. K. Brant, Walnut,
Kans., 15; H. R. Reid, Proctor, Texas, 14; G.
W. Holdren, Taos, New Mexico, 14; J. Golds
berry, Mountain View, Mo., 10; D. D. Williams,
Danville, Pa., 8; G. W. Lowdenslager, Dulaney,
W. Va., 7; Levi Morgan, Mutual, Okla., 6; C.
V. Van Winkle, Pinckney, Mich., 6; G. D.
Vaughan, Si, Richmond, Va., 7; Detrich Schwartz,
Spring Forge, Pa., 6; Dr. R. B. Woodward, Somer
set, Ohio, 6; A. W. Bartlett, Cambridge, la., 8;
L. C. Russell, Riverside, Calif., 7; W. H. Wyant,
Tabor, Iowa, 6; C. H. Wineba, Beaver Cross
ing, Nebr., 6; Webster Enrich, Germantown,
Ohio, 10; J. B. Wilson, Portland, Ind., 10,; G. A.
Walker, Rochester, N. H., 6; Charles Bittmann,
Yukon, Okla., 10; W. T. Sears, Blackwell, Okla.,
6; Lew Bryan, Cereal, Okla., 6; W. T. Elder,
Taylorsville, Ky., 6; O. J. Cheney, Saybrook, 111.,
6; Ed H. Jones, Hamilton, O., 6; R. B. Goar,
Sentinel, Okla., 6; George Ellis, Carmel, Ind.,
11; J. P. Miller, Markle, Ind., 6; Thad Farmer,
Anchor, 111., 6; Lars Brown, Orcas, Wash., 7;
H. Glass, Flushing, Ohio, 11; T. B. Clark, Ot
terville, Mo.; 10; P. M. Becker, York, Pa., 6;
Edwin H. Winans, Rochester, N. Y., 7; T. H.
Leonard, Tremont, 111., 12; Col. D. S. Husted,
Greenville, Ohio, 7; Samuel Munnel, Canonsburg,
Pa., 14; P. A. Weliener, Crawfordsville, Ind.,
10; J. D. Lysaght, St. Joseph, Mo., 6; Dr. A. J.
Biswell, Queen City, Mo., 6; S. P. Martin, Wood
bury, Texas, 6; J. L. Sheckells, Lula, I. T., 7;
F. H. Howard, Strawberry Point, Iowa, 11; J.
R. Reynolds, Guthrie, Mo., 7; W. M. Simmons,
Owens, Okla., 6; John Auermiller, Manitowoc
Wise, 11; L. W. Hayden, Elmer, Mo., 8. '
The following named subscribers have each
sent in five yearly subscriptions: G. W. Crouter
Charlevoix, Mich.; I. F. Weddell, Elmo, Mo.; c'
G. Neldig, Hudson, Ind.; Edward Chester, North
field, Minn.; J. A. Davenport, Reeves, Texas
A. Gaston, Meadville, Pa.; S. B. Bryan, Bunker
hill, Tenn.; Preston Turnage, Mt. Carmell, Miss.
Oscar Fields, Iuka, I11.;P. H. Owenson, Buffalo
Center, la.; James Lovern, Pueblo, Colo.; John
J. Woods, Mt. Sterling, 111.; H. A. Edwards, Grand
Island, Nebr.; S. W. White, Chrisney, Ind.; W.
K. Osborne, Brevard, N. C; Thomas E. Will
son, Osgood, Ind.; Thomas H. Slaven, Paicines,
Calif.; George M. Lilley, Fairmont, W. Va.; A.
J. Plowman, Weyanwega, Wise; A. L. More
land, Iowa City, la.; W. A. Gillespie, Solomons
ville, Ariz.; John E. Warren, Conetoe, N. C;
J. T. Rhyno, St. Charles, la.; F. H. Goddard,
Zanoni, Mo.; J. N. Morrow, Hillsboro, Ohio;
John Ryder, Fall -River, Mass.; L. M. Morgan,
Edgerton, Mo.; J. A. Lockridge, Norwalk, la.;
Levi Stahl Rochester, Ind.; Louis Sweetland,
Hamlin, W. Va.; W. C. Snook, Hamden Junction,
Ohio; John Yokom, Mapleton, N. D.; L. J. Mark
ham, Fillmore, Mo.; J. B. Wilson, Portland, Ind.;
J. P. Cooley, Brownsville, Oregon; S. B. Luckett,
Crawfordsville, Ind.; J. H. Quaint, McGuffey,
Ohio; J. H. McCall, Callao, Mo.; Chester Dewitt,
Lapel, Ind.; Bennetts Sub. Agency, Chicago,
111.; E. P. Dyer, Rathdrum, Idaho; S. K. White,
Densmore, Kans.; A. E. Bridgman, West Wil
Hamsfield, Ohio; P. L. Swartz, Joplin, Mo.;
G. P. Harris, Auburn, 111.; J. V. Slinkard, Zalma,
Mo.; O. P. Bevington, Hicksville, Ohio, John
Horan, Saxtons River, Vt; G.. W. Parks, Lex
ington, Ohio; J. T. Holdridge, Hoyt, I. T.; F.
A. Watts, Portland, Oregon; A. M. Abbey, Rich
land, Mich.; Joseph Downing, Lexington, Ky.;
William Wood, Harris, Calif.; Andrew Moake,
Carterville, 111.; J. W. Brock, Lqnts, Oregon; J.
W .Richards, Lake, Ohio; H. B. Garnett, Ewing,
Mo.; Philip Lauffer, Harrison City, Pa.; John M.
Roush, Warren, Ind.; M. M. Rhodes, Blackburn,
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
good for one year's subscription to The Com
moner, will be furnished in lots of five, at the rate
of $3 per lot. This places the yearly subscription
rate at 60 cents.
Any one ordering these cards may sell them
for $1 each, thus earning a commission . of $2
on each lot sold, or he may sell them at the cost
price and find compensation in the fact that he
has contributed to the educational campaign.
These cards may be paid for when ordered,
or they may be ordered and remittance made after
they have been sold. A coupon is printed below
for the convenience of those who desire to par
ticipate In this effort to increase The Commoner's
THE .COMMONER'S SPECIAL OFFER
Application tor Subscription Cards
Publisher Commoner: I am Interested in in
creasing The Commoner's circulation, ana de
sire you to send me a supply of subscription
cards. I OKree to use my utmost endeavor to
sell the cards, and will remit for them at the
rate of 60 cents each, when sold.
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If you believe the paper Is dolnfc work thH mer
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It to THE COMMONER., Lincoln. ?.
name attached to tho job. The president seems
to have the path around Robin Hood's barn pret
ty well blazed.
Almost before Mr. Bishop was fired from his"
ten-thousand a year job as press agent of the
Panama canal, President Roosevelt thrust the
same job with the same salary upon him, tho
only difference being in a slight change of the
In mixing the next batch of whitewash for
the presidential mansion a little extra should be
mixed for another coat on Mr. Paul Morton. The
two previous coatings show signs of flaking off.
The railroads charge an average of 1 cent
per ton per mile for carrying freight, but hold
up Uncle Sam for an average of., 12 cento per
ton per mile for carrying the mails, in addition
to a charge for rental of mail cars that exceeds
the actual cost of the cars. It is not difficult to
locate the cause of the postal deficit.
Ex-Press Agent Bishop of the canal commis
sion fears that the trans-continental railroads have
been delaying the work on the canal. And wo
have been paying a man $10,000 a year to think ol
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