The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 22, 1907, Page 6, Image 6
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Addii'tn x-11 coiLintiiilcatloiiH lo THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb. And (ho ilarriman (hat onino to boss ronminod to plead. Is It not about times that Uio "unwritten law" bo written? It Is to be hoped that the Sixtieth congress will not spend mony like it. It took Elisor Burns but a few minutes to raise the ltuef in San Francisco. Doubtless all Paris was much shocked when the electrical workers went out on strike. Mr. Perkins has put it back. But Mr. Cortoi you and Mr. Bliss continue to hang on to it. Now will the president kindly give his atten tion to the protective tariff "mollycoddles?" Mr. Ilarrimnn seems to lmvo had a few "brain storms" while kiting those railroad securities. The Republic of Columbia Is doubtless chuck ling gleefully over the Isthmian canal situation. By the way, did an embezzling bank cashier over start to embezzling with "criminal intent?" As long as it Is cheaper to kill than to adopt safety devices we may expect the wrecks to continue. In some quarters Mr. Oliver's complaints are doubtless taken as an exhibition of "mollvcod-dllng." The latest reports from St. Petersburg arc to the effect that the duma Is no place for "mollycoddles." The railroad magnates are bogging for a bettor understanding. What they need Is a greater comprehension. "Taft is looming up as a presidential candi date," remarks an exchange. Mr. Taft looms u almost anywhere. Contractor Oliver says he was "whangdoodlod" out of that canal contract. Is the "whangdoodle" worse than the "flim-flam?" Speaker Cannon spent a busy day trvlu ti ' avoid the quarantine at Colon. But lie had come ' to a full stop, just the same. , There wouldn't bo much need for a "people's ' lobby" if the people exorcised more judgment ut the primaries and at the polls. Are ex-secretaries of the treasury taken to Wall street because of what they know, or be cause of what they have done? The Cannon isthmian parly was caught In a heavy storm, md "Uncle Joe" said it reminded him of a brisk session of congress. Professor Frederick Starr declares that poetry Is a relic of barbarism. Professor Starr of where? 0, University of Chicago, of course. Mr. Perkins has put 54,000 of it back, Mr. Cortelyou, but there Is 102,000 or more yet to bo uncounted for by you and Mr. Bliss. President Eliot objects to college cheering. We've often felt the same way about it when our team had the short end of the score. "We are all on a common ground," said the railroad magnate the other day. This is an im provement over lailroad common stock. The reports of famine In China are sufficiently horrifying to awaken the American people to a sense of their duty. Feed starving China! i At first Mr. Ilarriman stood on his dignity. When he slipped and fell the distance was so great that he made a huge dent in the ground. ! i ii i ,m There is a Joke concealed somewhere in the statement that the equal suffrage bill before the Britisji parliament was talked to death. What this country needs Is the certainty of the enforcement of written law with as much cer tainty as the "unwritten law" is always enforced. "Sinuosity of explanation" is Mr. Cleveland's latest phrase. "Duckin' the responsibility" may not sound so good, but it explains 'it a whole lot better. Now that the states have shown a determina tion to control railroads within their confines, the railroads are showing fight. .We pick the states to win. Wo kill too many people," says Harper's Weekly, a journal of civilization. But Harper's Weekly fails to tell us just how many we ought to kill. The Pittsburg Dispatch avers that there was no "criminal intent" about. Mr. Perkins' return of the monej'. It does scorn that it was merely an evasion. " "Where can this winter's continuous north wind come from?" plaintively queries the Boston Her ald. Gracious! Is Boston forgetting the points of the compass? The railroads did not give excursion rates out of pure benevolence and they will find it to their advantage to grant them again when they get over being mad. The man who guessed exactly the number of paid admissions at the St. Louis fair, probably forgets to post his wife's letters just about as often as the rest of us. Will the present secretary of the treasury now hasten to reimburse Mr. Perkins? It was tiie pres ent secretary of the treasury who handled the money in bulk last. The New York Coffee Exchange is preparing to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with a banquet. We'd like to be there, just to get one cup of real coffee. Residents of New York city pay 31 a year per head for their municipal government, but as it seems to be the kind they want they are not wor rying over the price. Down in Kansas the legislature passed a law prohibiting high school fraternities. Can it be that shingles and the paternal razorstrop have disap peared from Kansas? l "We men at the head of the great corporations are coming to a better understanding of what the government expects of us," says Mr. Ilarriman. All right, son. It hurt us much worse than It d i you to impress that little lesson upon vou In the woodshed, but here's hoping you will not forget it. Roferrlug to the fact that a surplus instead of a deficit shows up despite the extravagance of the Fifty-ninth congress, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says: "The Dingley tariff is equal to the emergency eve.ry time." The Globe-Democrat Jails to properly locale the responsibility it should have stated that the American people have not yet realized Ihe futility of trying to tax them selves rich. President Eliot says football is "fierce." language, ill becomes a "rnollycoddler." Such "A comet is soon to touch the earth," declares the Atlanta Constitution. Well, Well! And just after we have been touched by Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Ilarriman, too! A gentleman of the east tells us that the south pole will be discovered by automobile. Perhaps. A lot of new asteroids have been discovered with the aid of the automobile. An esteemed contemporary says that "Gov ernor Magoon may sit down on the Cubans' fav orite sport of cock fighting." That would settle that particular amusement ' Word comes that the railroad managements are going to make the 2ceiit fare laws "obnox ious." They may succeed only in making the 2 cent rate seem a little too high. They are talking about removing the bronze heads from the Pennsylvania state house. What they need to do is to remove a lot of doughheads from the inside of the building. Before taking up temporary quarters in Goth am Mr. Shaw will visit in Denison-Ia., and give personal attention to the security of the lightning rod upon the old home building. President Roosevelt might turn his attention for a while from the football "mollycoddles" to the "mollycoddles" of the protective tariff. That would be something worth while. Postmaster General Cortelyou wound up his administration of the postofflce department just like Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou ought to begin the duties of his new position. The Minneapolis Journal ventures the disturb ing information that the ship subsidy scheme was not talked to death, but merely talked to sleep. Some papers are the genuine pessimists. The Kansas City Daily Post has blossomed into an unusually good newspaper and an unusually strong champion of democracy. The Post is de serving of the support of genuine democrats. Rhode Island is going to limit the speed, of au tomobiles to fifteen miles an hour. At that rate the autoists will be compelled to spend at least a quarter of an hour amidst Rhode Island scenery. We have had some samples of depravity as ex posed by witnesses upon the stand. One was re cently given in New York city. The other was given before the interstate commerce commission. "Take a book with you wherever you go" is the advice of a southern minister. We always do and before we return so thoroughly have the con tents been mastered that there is seldom anythiu" in it. The railroads that are engaged in "gettin" even" with the states that have enacted the 2-cent fare law may learn a few things about the "get ting even" business before they are through with it. h Doubtless General Grosvenor will be willing at any time to take his eyes off that 300-piece silver service and hark back to Washington to bay de fiance at those who would lay desecrating handa upon the tariff. The United States supreme court has decided that the railroads must pay their taxes in Ne braska. The mere citizen cannot hold his taxes until the court nets. With him it is either nav or be sold out. L If these Russian generals who want to firfit dues with Kuropatkin had shown half as much willingness to fight a year or two ago, that Ports mouth conference might have brought Russia more satisfactory results. "ubbiu moie Ihe last congress appropriated 177,000,000 for the army and navy and 8,000,000 for igricultu" The armor plate manufacturers and the irun smilhs and shipbuilders wonder why olcht million should thus be wasted. g ut mI11Ioua It Is reported that much dissatisfaction exists among he laborers in the canal zone. The near approach of the time when army en-inoerq wm take charge of the work means the near annro. of he time when the employes Ull h vo Pto eaiL at least a part of their wages and salaries 1 H 1 p "im Hi i-. T"-rwrrn ir i i i ii Iiimbiii iJtttt&U. .