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president might name as best fitted,
in his opinion, to carry out those
policies. In plain English, for Sec
Mr. Hitchcock made his trip. He
corralled delegates that is, set up
the pins. He openly declared he
wanted delegates for the president.
He found his work easy. All the
south, not the officeholders alone,
but pretty much everyone; is enthu
siastic over the president. Mr.
Hitchcock said little or nothing about
Taft. He talked " Roosevelt. He
found that, name a talisman. It
worked like magic. Mr. Hitchcock
himself became enthusiastic. He
saw that the south was afiro for
Roosevelt. He came to believe that
the .people would demand another
term for the president, and that the
president would bo forced to yield;
he believes so to this day.
So, instead of adhering strictly to
his. instructions, which were to hoom
the president's policies, Mr. Hitch
cock boomed the president himself
and the third term.
When the national committee met
here a fortnight ago President Roose
velt was for the first time made
aware of the extent to which his
name had been used in the south as
a candidate for another nomination.
The southerners naturally supposed,
from Hitchcock's talk, the president
wanted another term and was work
ing for one. It was true the presi
dent had authorized Hitchcock to
speak for him, but the emissary had
exceeded his instructions and the dis
tinction between the two things
made all the difference in the world.
It made so much difference that the
president finally decided to reiterate"
his declaration that he was not a
candidate. He could not afford to
have his sincerity and his loyalty to
Taft open to the suspicion which
would be natural if that sort of thing
were permitted to stand.
Just after the meeting of the na
tional committee various reports
were put in circulation by friends of
the president that Mr. Cortelyou had
been mixing in the southern game.
He was accused of undermining Taft
through his. influence with Hitch
cock. He had been the villain of the
play, the conspirator, using the presi
dent's name to get delegates on the
quiet for himself. Mr. Cortelyou
was not guilty. He had done a little
political work in the south, or others
had for him, but it was a bagatelle.
The secretary of the treasury was
not using the power of his office to
control delegations. Besides, Hitch
cock was loyal to the president and
working under the president's orders.
But so much uproar was made over
Cortelydu's alleged pernicious politi
cal activity that the president himself
spoke to the secretary about it. The
stories were repeated and magnified,
till last night, unable to endure if any
longer, Mr. Cortelyou made a public
statement Jn his own defense.
NAMES BY CONTRARIES
To call a day when nobody works
"Labor Day" is an example of the
American tendency o name things
on the lucus-a-non principle. A pol
icy which obliges nearly every one
to protect himself is called protec
tion. Corporations which universally
awaken suspicion are trusts. The
most heinous of taxes is a duty, and
property which may lose its value
in an hour is a security. Walking
delegates either sit still in bar rooms
or drive about in cabs. Waists are
worn on the. back and shoulders.
Soda" water fs sold in dry goods
stores, and the logician may get gen
eral notions at the bargain counter.
Glasses standing on a table are tumb
lers. In the naming of places this per
versity is still more apparent. If a
town'is called Centrevelle, it Is sure
to bo on the border of a state
or if there is a hotel there,
it will accommodate but bIx
guests. American Indians do not
como from India. A California
stream which occasionally drowns a
herd of cattle and washes away a
railroad bridge is named Dry river.
Many a low-lying town is Mount Ver
non. The thriving village of Nearby
is in the wilds of Mississippi. At
Medicine Hat, no medicine is to be
found and no hat. St. Louis and
San Francisco, named after holy men,
aro admitted to bo the wickedest
cities in America. Kansas City Is In
Missouri and Iowa county nowhere
near Iowa. South Bend Is on a north
bend of tho St. Jo. river. In Now
York, South street is on tho East
river, West street is on the North
river. At some points in order to
reach the subway you must take an
elevator. Tho West End of Long
Branch is southeast of the village,
and tho latter Is a mile from tho
short branch of the Shrewsbury, after
which it is named.
Wise persons avoid country hotels
bearing such names as Bellevue, Bay
View, Grand View, knowing that
their windows open on potato fields
and graveyards. A favorite custom
of early settlors was to cut down all
the trees, put up a few houses in
the style of a simplified beehive, and
a church with a gold ball on the
spire; and to their creation they
would give some name suggesting
sylvan beauty, such as Woodbridge
or Willowbrook, though there was no
water near, or Oakdalo and Forest
Manse because. there were no trees.
The capital of Pennsylvania is prob
ably" named after the friend of Mrs.
Gamp. No one would be so foolish
as to suppose .that Pleasantville or
Paradise wa's anything but a subur
ban slum. Probably the mayor of
the former calls his treeless place
"The Evergreens," while tho parson
age surrounded by allanthus trees
is "Hemlock Villa."
Ecclesiastical bodies are also er
ratic in the matter of names. Of
course, Presbyterian elders in these
days are the youngest and most ac
tive men in the congregation. Prot
estant Episcopalians wish to be called
American Catholics. The least for
mal of religious bodies Is Methodist.
Latter Day Saints are polygamous.
In the newspaper world, the Squo
dunk Independent is owned by the
Turnpike company, and the Palla
dium is edited by a coward. Like
wise in politics, the chief executive
is one who assumes the functions
of Judge and Legislature, while those
who travel about making speeches
constitute the cabinet. In Chicago,
luncheon js eaten after the theatre,
and fashionable people in Boston dine
at the New York lunch Jiour. In
Richmond, Va and in Natchez, neck
laces worn with high-neck gowns are
"opera chains." At the inland town
of Seaview, knickerbockers are called
"knee pants." In the south, no one
throws stones; he "heaves rocks."
Men who train dogs to walk on their
hind legs are professors. Any one
who wears gold braid and has heard
a governor make a speech becomes
a colonel. As a people, we dislike
ostentatious language, and cover the
shrinking form of truth with a veil
of wrong names. New York Even
thoro is any need for any unneces
sary anxiety about my wife?"-
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CAREY ACT LANDS
70,000 Acres of choice fruit itml farm Innd jillll open
for entry under TIIK TWIN FALIJ? NOKTIl
TIIK TWIN FALLS CANAL SYSTEM I tho Iartft
Irrigation project In th United HUtc, oim
bruclnK a total of 420.000 ucrtm; 210,000 ucr
under cultivation; 110,000 acn-H (lied on during
1907, and 70,000 acri-H under tho North Sldu
Canal ntlll open for entry.
LAND INVBSTMKNTH AUK TlfK .SAPK.ST IIA.VIC
These lands are located In tho famed Snake Tllvar
Valley In Southern Idaho, In tho midst of Its
noted FRUIT BELT.
CLIMATE, pure, rarillcd and dry; winters mild,
..short and llttlo snow; abundant sunshine tho . ,,.
SOIL Is a rich volcanic ash and sandy loam, with
a warm south slope and tho most productive
and fruitful upon which the sunlight falls.
TOWNS on the North Sido aro Mllner, Jerome and " "
Wendell, each of which offers Inducements for
the home-builder, investor and business man.
ELECTRIC POWEIl A magnificent power plant
costing over $100,000 Is now In operation at
Shoshone Falls. More than 100,000 horse power
Is available In Snake river adjoining this tract.
WATER RIGHT Is from Snake River, tho seventh ,
largest river In the United States. '
FREE TEAMS arc furnished by the company '.rom
either the MHncr or Jerome office to show
homeseekers the lands. Drivers who are fa-
.- miliar with the lands accompany every team.
TERMS Perpetual water right, $35 per acre, and
the Jand 50c per acre' first payment on water
right and land at time of filing, $3.25 per acre;
balance In ten annual payments. Short resl-
- dence only required. " m
HOMES If you want a home, a business, an Irrl-
gated farm, a sure Investment, sunshine and -
health; if you want to make money, come to
thd Twin Falls North Side Lands where you
will find rich soil, fine climate, abundance of
water, good wells, electric power, electric rail
roads under construction, good neighbors and
everything to make a happy and prosperous
IF TOU ARE INTERESTED write for handsomely
illustrated book to
R. M. McCOLLUM, Secretary
Twin Falls North Side Investment Co., Ltd.
So'e agents for the disposal of wter rights and town lots.
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