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.VOLUME 7, NUMBERtix
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THE COMMONER, L'ncolh, Neb.
"Dollars nro only dross," says Mr. Carnegie.
You dirty boyj
Ex-Congressman Wads worth makes No. 0 in
llio Ananias club. ,.,-...
Some men would, rather remain wrong than
to acknowledge It. . .
Tho man who habitually carries a club usually
develops a nasty temper.'
The southern postmasters nro unanimously in
favor of another term for everybody.
But the Jamestown exposition is not the only
thing the president has started recently.
The Taft-Forakor fight promises to exhaust
its interest and energy In the press notices. '
Secretary Taft started in life as a newspaper
reporter, which explains a great many tilings.
A rich Pittsburg widow has eloped ' with a
skating master. Ho did not have a monopoly of
Why bo surprised at the report of paper milk
Oottles. Waterproof paper was invented many
years ago. '
The morals of the Standard Oil company seem
to bo about 117 degrees lower than its 115 proof
kerosene. , -
A scientist now tells us that fishes have
Drains something like men. We've seen men of
that kind, too.
When Secretary Loeb becomes a street rail
way inunager he will cease objecting to people
hanging 'round. l l
The poet laureate of England snys that this
republic Is poetless. If that means, compared, we
thank Mr. Austin. '
Can it bo that Editor Harvey is haunting the
postofllce in the hope of eventually receiving that
President Roosevelt suggests that congress ap
propriate the money for campaign expenses. That
would relieve the .chairman of the republican na
tional committee of tho necessity of calling on
the tariff barons and insurance magnates.
A German princess who stole $20,000 worth f
silverware was nd judged insane. Had she-stolon
a loaf or two of bread she might not be con-
sldered mentally competent but she would bo
"Taft will cover a lot of territory," an
nounces an administration organ. Ho can do that
without moving an inch.
If Uio Bon Davis apple buds have perished '
with the rest there will be one gleam of comfort
shining through the fruitless clouds.
"You and I arc practical men" please sub
scribe. "You are nn undesirable citizen" the
subscription duly to hand and spent
Mr. Harrlman says he prefers the penitentiary
to tho poorhouso. A great many people will cheer
fully admit that he deserves it more, top,
The Porto Ricans arc beginning to wonder
when th'ey will bo free. Perhaps It will bo about
tho tim'o the tariff is revised by its friends.'
Chancellor Day says it was a bad cigar that,,
curod him of smoking. He must like tho tastoof
tho pipe that gives him such peculiar dreams.
Pennsylvania's republican legislature has re
fused to endorse President RooseVelt for another
term. "Roosevelt luck" is certainly not a myth.
Franco has conferred a decoration on Mr.
Carnegie, and everybody is wondering which
French city will be first to pull in a library
( A lot of applicants for admission to the An
anias club will have to wait. The president must
be given a little time in which to transact public '
In an Ohio town sixteen women attacked one ,
man and whipped him because he persisted In
brutally beating his wife. Anybody find fault
with the ratio?
Tho state of Illinois has sued the Illinois Cen
tral railroad for $3,000,000 and perhaps Mr. Har
rlman would rntner pay it than to go on the wit
ness stand again.
. . ..
Wonder what President Roosevelt, tariff aud
subsidy advocate, would call Author Roosevelt,
after reading some of those free trade arguments
the author penned?
"Who will do the talking when Loeb leaves
tho White House?" asks the Sioux City Journal.
"Who will take the blame?" is a far more im
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat's objection to
a toll bridge are unanswerable. But the Globe
Democrat is afraid to apply the same arguments to
uio protective tariff.
Congressional junket to Panama, congres
sional junket to Porto Rico, congressional junket
to Hawaii and yet people wonder why those "In
sular possessions" are retained. '
General Kuroki will represent Japan at the
Jamestown exposition and hopes to sneak In undetected-
while San Francisco is worrying about
Reuf and the rest of his crowd.
Mr. .Cortelyou, it will be noted, has not saia
a word about the $250,000 fund Mr. Harrlman
raised. Mr. Cortelyou is the original campaign
contribution collection Sphinxer.
Pittsburg nas just turned up a big scandal In
tho city council. That town seems desperate
enough to do anything calculated to detract atten
tion from its sporty millionaires.
everything a man eats and wears for 6e benefit
of men who possess replicas of the magic ,,lamp
of protective tariff benefits. "'
Notice from the coal barons that they will not
reduce the price of coal this year is calculated .to
bull the stock of the companies organized to ex
ploit the Altoona cobbler's invention. ,
A crowd in Iowa started to charivari a
newly, wedded couple and the father of the, bride
appeared with a shotgun and punctured some
thirty or forty of the "serenaders." Encore!
The Rhode Island legislature has adjourned
without electing a United States senator. ,The
average . of Rhode Island's senatorial representa
tion is nicely raised by the failure to elect! , .
A recent slump in stocks revealed anqther.
eminent banker short in his accounts.. Stock
slumping .seems better than even Uncle. Sam's
"expert" examiners at revealing crookedness.,
A lot of people complain because labor unions
occasionally strike. A labor union without a strike"
clause would be about as successful as a bank
that made no provisions for discount and interest
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat criticises Sen
ator Tillman for ignoring a part of the constitution.
This sounds good, coming from a newspaper that
is red hot in its support of things never-contemplated
by the constitution.
The office motor having broken down an in-,
genious editor hitched his linotype machine to a
grindstone and got the paper out on time. A lot
of administration organs seem to be getting out
with the aid of soapstones. ., .'
The Pennsylvania capltol contractors sold the'
air between the legs of tables as "pure mahogany."
But the people of this country have been paying ,
a high price for g. o. p hot air so long that Pehii- -sylvania
gets but little1 sympathy.
. The republican state central committee of
Rhode Island has finally decided to" recommend '
vjunmei vajil juur Buuu.uir. ams is ;a 'aiorse-toni
the -people who were foolish enough. tQma'gTneir''fv-
that they, might finally secure representation in. the,
An English nobleman has been sentenced to a .
year in jail for substituting imitation for real
pearls in a deal with a pawnbroker. Some1 of our ?
railroad magnates have been doing somethingHike
that for years, but up to date they have not' been
imprisoned. . .
Mr. Debs, who was never charged with vlo-1
lating a statute law is believed by President
Roosevelt to be an undesirable citizen, while Mr. -Paul
Morton, who brazenly admitted that he vio
lated the law, is given a fine recommendation by
that same president.
Papers that used to denounce Dennis Kearney
as a; demagbgue who wouldn't work are now de
nouncing him because he went to work and made
enough money so ho could afford to rest for the
remainder of his life.
The. St Couis, Globe-Democrat notes that Bra
zil failed to fix the price of coffee by legislative
enactment and says: "Inflation reduced to prac
tice results in a fizzle." Will the Globe-Democrat
kindly tell us what fixes the. price of gold,
"A people without children would face a hope
less future," declared Mi. Roosevelt recently in
a manner that would make the late Mr., Tupper :
envious.' To be.' sure, arid people1 .wlth.;phliareh
face tf hustling future under n0 system" 'that itaxes',
George S. Benson, chairman Lincoln memo- :
rial committee; room 211 Munsey building, Wash
ington, D. .0., writes that copies of Mr. Bryan's
tribute to Abraham Lincoln, delivered at Wash- .
ington, April 14, may be obtained by sending to
Mr. Benson at the number given, for the sum of
twenty-five cents or six copies "for $1.00.
After a -lot of figuring and investigation the .
bureau .of labor has discovered what every house- ,
wife In. the-land has known all along that -prices',
were on a higher level In 1900 than for seventeen
years. The government statisticians could, save ''
a lot of time aud worry by consulting the meat .
and grocery bills of the housewives of the country.
Mr. Cortelyou .may as well come to the front
with the facts about the contributions to the re- -publican
campaign fund. The public is getting
them one by one. There was the $50,D00 Mr. Vev .
kins took' from the insurance money, the $50,000 V
that; Mr. Harrlman gave, and the $200,000 that"'
Mr. Harrlman raised- among his friends. That'
accounts for about five per cent of the total. jiiusli
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In .the death, of Frederick Driscoll, comni'la-,
sioner of the American Npwspaper Publishers us-.,
sociatlon; the cause of .industrial peace through' jr.v
bitrotlon and conciliation lost a most 'valuable &nW,
porter. : Among his most sincere mourners -will be',
the great body of mechanics allied together in
what isjenown-as-.the International Typographical '
Union. , JTlieyskuew hjin, and..they.;,ndmired;:;ir- 'J
spected and: trusted liim. ' ;..-. ", , ;.
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