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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb
jMissouri is getting ready to make ample
apology to the. national" democracy in particular
and the country in general for that political mis
take two years ago.
A New York balloonist dropped several hags
of sand in-Wall streeU If he escaped by losing
only sand he js lucky, w. Others have dropped
everything they- had. -i: . . - ' v-
Kansas republican leaders are so mre of d
f eating Mr. Harris for governor that they have
dug do-wri into '-the--musty pass &na resurrected
the "bloody shirt' issue. '
A"careful teading of the Iowa republican plat
form leads to' the1 conclusion that its framers
demand' a revision of the tariff without making
any changes in the Schedules.
There is'd law against publishing the results
of lottery drawings, but Uncle Sam willprobably
overlook violations of it until after he gets
through with 'his land lottery schemes.
The Sioux City Journal's Sunday morning
sermon on August 5 wis on the text, "The Prodi
gal." This evidently means that Mr. Perkins
has decided to gO back to the reservation.
Winston Churchill is making a great strug
gle for the republican gubernatorial nomination
in New Hampshire. It is thought that matters
political in that state have reached the crisis.
.'"Query: How can a man "stand by Roose
yoltM and at the same time "stand pat?"
Tho Sioux City Journal's editorial page once
more sparkles with genial"1 wit and' wisdom.
Roy Kabenshue recently kept his air ship
afloat for four consecutive hours. But that does
not br,ealc the record. The beneficiaries of the.
tariff' graft have kept revision in the air for
Strange none of the local ice trusts Iiave
retained Mr. Fairbanks to freeze up the prose
-Mr. Rocltofc lifer says: "Francs. Is g Cat" be;
cause' she ftaves money ..JOne word' for Frapce
itmf uwo 'foHriBretf;"ofi? ' -'
Secretary Taft returns to Washington with
an idea that he has something yet to learn about
tho question of race in the Bouth. . '
Vice President lPs.it batiks says that butter
milk Jg'' the best summer drink. He will,, how-
'V-'V;;,.'!. rt-,s,i 4l-r milt-l ant nf 'liavoKnrriid ' Txrlion tx
opens tho republican, congressional campaign in
The Illinois man who is trying to break, into
the penitentiary should endeavor to secure a large
following in high financial circles.
Perhaps tho ice trusts insist on keeping up
tho price because the people are making it so
hot for thorn that it reduces the supply,
"Uncle Joe" Cannon rotums to Danville to
find a whole lot of political nephews at work
kicking boards off of his political fence.
Tfie United' States geological survey is going
to investigate the Blue Grass valley springs in
Kentucky. In ordei to avoid overcrowding it
is hereby stated that there are no vacancies
on the surveying board". ;
" The Iowa democratic platform differs from
the Iowa "republican platform in several particu
lars; but the chief difference is that only one
reading of the democratic platform is required to
learn the meaning of its tariff planks.
"Stand by" and "stand pat" are favorite re
publican phrases. But the republican leaders
dare not "stand up" on their records.
Pennsylvania papers are telling about a child
that stopped growing at the age of eighteen
months, and although nine years old now is still
a baby in size and mentality. Nothing strange
about that. We have "infant industries" in this
country over thirty years old that are still nurs
ing the bottle.
A democratic congress elected next Novem
ber would be a good basis upon which to build
a national victory in 1908. Organize now.
Speaker Cannon instinctively thinks of Gen
oral Grosvenor when he hears that John Mitchell
will stump the Danville district against him.
The Minneapolis Journal avers that tho short
age in dimes and other small coins is an evidence
of prosperity. How prosperous we are to be sure.
Senator Cullom is assured of re-election so
far as republican endorsement is concerned, and
he feels like looking. like Lincoln more than-ever.
The Russian people are beginning to realize
that the only freedom worth having is the kind
that the ruling powers do not want to give them.
If tho Oklahoma constitution makers ore
wise they will make one that can not be set aside
by some judge anxious to return corporate
The Chicago Record-Herald says that Henry
Phipps, the Pittsburg steel king, pays $500,000
a year for the exclusive use of a deer 'park in
Scotland. The Record-Herald puts things wrong.
The American people pay $500,000 a year for a
deer park in Scotland and give Mr. Phipps the
exclusive use thereof.
Maxim Gorky is making some sovere criti
cisms of the American people. The American
people, however, beat Gorky to the criticism
The plain people of Russia should disguise
The democratic state convention adopted a
platform that rings true, and deals explicitly Hvith
the important issues upon which the battle is to
be waged. The ticket nominated is composed of
good and able men, .everyone of whom is solemnly
pledged to make faithful effort to redeem every
promise given by his party.
These nominees need no introduction to the
people of Nebraska. Mr,. Shallenberger, for gov
ernor, served one term in congress, and acquitted
himself creditably. He is now the honored mayor
of the town of Alma. Mr. Thompson, for United
States senator, was chosen as Nebraska's mem
ber of the national committee at the Chicago
convention in 1896. He was a Nebraska delegate
to the national convention in 1892, 1896, 1900 and
1904. He has an extensive acquaintance among
the democrats of the nation.' As mayor of the
city of Grand Island, Mr. Thompson served the
people faithfully, and in 1902 he made a gallant
fight as democratic nominee for governor. Mr.
Greene, for lientehant governor- is editor of tho
Creighton (Neb.) Liberal; Mr. Greene was a mem
ber of the delegation to the St. Louis convention
in 1904. Mr. Babcock, for .treasurer, has made an
excellent record as county treasurer of Adams
county. Jacob V. Wolfe, for ld.nd commissioner,
served in that capacity many-' years ago, and
made a proud record. Carl R. Goucher, for sec
retary of state; Lysle I. Abbott, for attorney gen
eral; J. S. Canaday for auditor; R. H. Watson
for superintendent of education,, and Messrs.
Horsfi, Fitzsimm'oDs and Dayis for railroad com
missioners, are. all menwb,Q have the confidence
ot, those,, who, know them best.
. -When Dupont, the head of the powder ..trust,
was elected to the United States senate recently,
Mr. '.'Roosevelt, so the dispatches said;- sent a
telegram of congratulation. Have we overlooked
something, or has -Mr. Roosevelt neglected to
send, his congratulation to Albert B. Cummins of
-Iowa because of his renomination to be -governor
of the Hawkeye state?
THE "DOLLAR PUT IT BACK FUND"
Newspaper dispatches say that the republi
can committee is riot ' making great progress in
its "dollar campaign fund for 1906" Perhaps
the committee would have better luck with the
1906 fund if it acted on The Commoner's sug
gestion and created first a "Dollar Put It Back
Fund" the same to I)e used in returning to the
policyholders of the country, moneys stolen from
them and traced to the republican treasury.
CHANCE FOR JHE MUCK RAKE.
A . Springfield (Mass.) republican, says:'
"John G. Bestgen of Quincy, at .whose initiative
Robert G. Proctor, "Senator Lodge's private secre
tary, was convicted of appropriating $225, de
clares that he lost $1,100 in his efforts to secure
the uppointment of United States consul at Sol
ingen, Germany, and that while he does not care
at present to tell about the remaining- $87E,': he
' has surprises in store for pertain people-rater on."
What, will the department" of- justice: do
about it,?.' " ' -;s .
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HE CAN AFFORD IT
London dispatches Bay that J. Pierpont Mor
gan has paid more than $300,000 for "paintings
and antiques" during the last three months and
some London articles declare that in most inr
stances, Mr. Morgan has paid double price. In
one instance, it is said, Mr. Morgan -paid
$200,000 for a picture which in 1897 was sold for
$11,250. As a result the artists are laughing at
Well the artists can laugh at him be
cause his:money goes "easily; but -Mr. Morgan is
laughing at the whole American people because
his .money comes easily. "!,,".' '""""'
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A SHREWD COMPARISON
Chairman Hendry of the Michigan democratic
convention gave expression in his speech to many
happy thoughts, but the one that will linger long
est in the mind is the short, pithy and striking
one when he said; "The difference between the
democratic party and the republican party is
the difference between a calloused hand and a
The more you nonder over that enicrn.mmatirt
declaration the more -you realize the truth of
it. "The difference between a calloused' hand and
a calloused heart." Mr. Hendry deserves the
thanks of democrats for the striking figure.
. A reader of The Commoner writes: "Has
the Sherman law in relation to trusts, or any
part of it been repealed, especially has the crimi
nal clause been repealed? Is not silver money
still an unlimited legal tender?"
The Sherman anti-trust law has not been re
pealed or amended. The criminal clause of that
law is intact as it was originally passed. Be
cause of the repeal of the imprisonment provi
sion in- the anti-rebate law, many persons thought
it was the criminal clause of the Sherman anti
trust law that had been repealed. Such, how
ever, was not the case.
The silver dollar is still unlimited legal ten
der for all debts public arid private, except wher
specifically stipulated in the contract.
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