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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 20, 1906)
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yAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
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Vol. 6. NoMCT'Oi (,,. 5FTVncoln Nebraska, July 20, 1906
Whole Number 287
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, Mb. Bryan's Letter .
"Stand by Roosevelt" a Shib
boleth That Will Not Beak Analysis
They Feae the Jail
Wheee Things are Bone Differently
Secretary Taft'b Suggested Remedies.,
Fusion in the East
Mr. Bryan on American Politics
Washington City Letter
Comment on Current Topics
Whether Common or Not
' News of the Week
THE UNRELIABILITY OF THE CAMPAIGN PHRASE
"NATIONAL HONOR: BRIGADE
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ROOSEVELT AND LAFOLLETTE
Republican leaders In convention, through
public speech and through editorial column lose
no opportunity to pay high tribute to Theodore
Roosevelt because of his efforts to secure reform
in the relations between corporations and the
But these satne representatives' of -the .re:'
publican party have no kind words .for Robert
M. LaFollette, senator from Wisconsin. On the
contrary, republican editors tell us that Mr. La
Follette is no longer a republican. The Kansas
City Journal recently said that if it be true
that Mr. LaFollette had declared that he would
leave the republican party if Vice President Fair
banks were nominated in 1908, then it might be
to the advantage of the republican party to go
to Indiana for its candidate.
If these professions of attachment for Mr.
Roosevelt are due to his zeal for reform meas
ures why is LaFollette, whose sincerity no one
questions, not given some recognition in repub
Why is LaFollette deliberately insulted by
his republican colleagues in the senate, sneered
at by republican orators and derided by republican
How does it happen that the republican party
is so madly in love with Roosevelt who . often
falters and frequently surrenders in his reform
measures,' while it has no kind thoughts nor
gentle words for the senator from' Wisconsin, who
hews to the line and has no compromise to make .
with the enemies of popular government?
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat (republican)
says: "There- was not the slightest need for
Chairman Tawney of the house appropriation
committee to make an apology for the money
allowment which congress made in the session
just ended," because: "The $22 cash for each man,
woman and child In the United States when Reed
first took office has been increased to $33 today.
In the faceof these facts, Uncle Joe can counter
on his enemies for his $880,0.00,000 appropriation
by saying, 'If this.be extravagant, . make the
most of it.'"
Of course a republican congressman- Is not -expected
to apologize for" extravagance, but is it
not just a little bit "unrepublican" for the Globe
Democrat to boast about the increase of the per
capita circulation? If the Globe-Democrat be
not careful it will be LaFolletted by the g. o. p.
These are. the men who in '96 This is a fair description of the
were so anxious to "Preserve the slogans of 1900 "Four years more
National Honor" that they forgot of the full Dinner pail" and "Let
their own. 'well enough alone."
WHO WOULD 0EWE TE TmiFF,
WHO CONDEMNED THE 0EEF TRUST
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OF THr'SQMRE DEAL,"
WHO 5 OPPOSED TO COJPPOATAW
fNFLUEN.CE. IN CrOVERNMENT,
WHO li S7RONOLH ACrAINST
PERhWTTIHCr CORPORATIONS TO
CONTRIBUTE TO CAMPAIGN FUND
WHO S5TANPWCr PAT;'
WHO SHIECPEP ?hjL
WHO STOOP fOR THt COURT
REVew AMEMfrMCrr TO THt.
WHO FIRED BOWEMAND
WHO APPOINTS FOAHIS
CAdlNET CORPORATION ATTORHEY
A RAILROAD OFFICIAL AHD
MEN ADMITTEDLY FAVORABLE
ro rue interests;'
WHO HAi IN HIS CABINET A MAR WHO
ACCePTED, FdR CAMPAIUH PURPOJCS,
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM lNURN(e
OFFICIALS ,OF POUCY HOLPERS MDNLY
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And now it is: "Standby Rooseveflt!9' Which Roosevelt?
Mr. Bryan's Twentyseventh Letter
The first article on Egypt might have been
begun with an account of our 3tay In quarantine
but as this precaution against the spread of
Asiatic diseases is of modern origin, I thought
it best to speak of it in this article. The P. and
O. steamer, Persia, which brought us from Bom
bay to Egypt, was suspected of having four cases
of plague on board. One man having died and
been ..buried at sea just before we reached Suez,
and three more being ill, the International health
board insisted on taking charge of the ten pas
sengers bound for Egypt. "We were taken on
board a barge and towed a couple of miles up
the Suez canal to the quarantine station, which
we reached about midnight. Besides the four in
our family, there were three Americans from
Ohio, two English merchants from Egypt and an
English lady engaged in missionary work in Pales
tine. We were comfortably housed in one story
brick buildings and were informed that we would
have to remain there five days unless further in
vestigation removed the suspicion of the plague.
While the members of the company proved to be
very congenial, we were all anxious to have the
stay shortened as much as possible on account
of its interference with our plans. At the end of
two days we were notified that a bubonic germ
had been discovered and that we must stay the
full time. The quarantine station Is situated on
the bank of the canal and Is surrounded on three
sides by as barren a desert as can be found. The
buildings are enclosed by a double fence, and the
only exit is to the wharf through a Jane. We
were permitted to go to the wharf and, under the
escort of a guard, wore allowed to gather shells
on the bank of the canal. Thus occupied, when
not reading or writing, the days passed much
more pleasantly than we had expected, and we
were almost sorry when the time came for us
to separate. Ono day our quarters wQre visited
by a sirrocco, and from the dust and sand that
filled the air until the sun was darkened we were
able to gain some idea of desert life.
The canal itself is a little disappointing. It
is simply a huge ditch, and with an expanse of
sand on either bank, seems narrower than it is.
The sides are not walled as a rule, and tlie depth
thirty feet does not reveal itself. Several
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