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VOLUME 7, -NUMBER G
. , Of course you neglected the advice to "buy
, '. vein early," and wound up in the usual Christ
. mas rush. But it was worth the price, wasn't
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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Nob. ..
The easiest part of a good resolution is the
Base ball pennants are being won every
day-' now. '
Before leaving did Admiral Evans explode
the oath heard 'round the world?
, One good thing about the short session
of congress is the Christmas vacation.
Join the "million armyf and help win a
victory for democratic principles in 1908.
The Commoner wishes every" one of its
readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year;
, The way to win is to organize, plan and
work. Now is the time to begin all three.
vV..Right now Would be a Cood timn to hoe-in
?the task of trying to keep those good resolutions
Perhaps they selected Chicago because it
is the Windy City, and a lot of booms are in
need of the filling.
What this country needs is a more elastic
currency and a labor supply does not need to
be nearly so elastic.
Here's a good resolution for every demo
cratTo join the "Million Army" and set to
work organizing for a grand .victory in 1908.
it ,r Burbank's spineless cactus may be a
big thing, but this country is, already sufferine
from a species of spineless congressmen.
And again Oklahoma is different. Haying
a constitution it is striving to live up to it in
stead of as far as possible away from it.
Not being able to controvert the argument
advanced by Senator Jeff Davis the republican
organs are criticizing him for having the hardi
hood to make the speech before he has auietlv
S i SGate.d l?lS enough t0 accumulate cob
webs and senatorial mold.
,i 0n December 12 thci Philadelphia Ledger
said: "There is something particularly silent
about the clamor for the honor of entertaining
the democratic convention." In its statement 6V
facts the Ledger continues to draw upon a some-'
what overtaxed imagination. Ke--
Mr. Archbold is not giving -a literary de
fense of Standard Oil, a task which he will find
much harder than solving a mere 'financial
Swarthmore college has decided to decline
the $3,000,000 gift, preferring to retain ath
letics. -We've often felt that way after the home
The dispatches say that Senator Foraker
recently surprised his colleagues by. appearing
in a sack coat. Perhaps it was. the sack given
him by the Taft, boomers.
Senator Smith has introduced a bill in
creasing the salaries paid to national bank ex- .
aminers. There is a suspicion, afloat that the
examiners are not always earning the salaries
Reading the Houston Post would incline
most people to believe that Texas .is next door to
heaven, but it would be hard to make a lot of
republican papers admit the correctness of the
"We have been admonished by events that
it is not a time for extravagance," said Speaker
Cannon in assuming the chair. And that was
before the expensive cruise of the navy to Pacific
The New York World insists that it pre
fers a "man with a mind unhinged" to Mr.
Bryan for president. This may be a case of '
birds of a feather," or it may be a plain case
The Boston Herald, lacking any grounds
for real criticism, says that"Senator Jeff Davis
is an amoosin' cuss." The Herald will find him
instructive too, if it can thaw out enough to
listen to what he says.
The Sioux City Journal says the democratic
convention "was sold to the highest bidder."
Well, even if so, is that not better than selling
the offices to the highest bidder which has hap
pened at times when a democratic convention
. was not in session?
We hasten to assure that esteemed Wash
ington Herald that while we shall not object
to presidential appropriation of our pumpkin
pie platform, we certainly shall raise strenuous
objection to any attempt made to appropriate
the pumpkin pie itself.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat avers that
the selection of Chicago as the place of hold
ing the republican convention was more a mat
ter of bathtubs than of frills. We can doubt
it in view of the well known fact that republican
politics needs cleansing.
This house," said Speaker Cannon on re
suming the gavel, "is the only institution under
our constitution where the will of the neonle
may be expressed with a fairness approximating
scientific accuracy." And even Speaker Cannon
could not refrain from smiling when he said it.
. Noting that a Philadelphia paper remarks
that "coins stamped with a pious motto are
often subject to flippant treatment," tho Milwau
kee Sentinel says, "Just so--they are often
flipped for the drinks." And just so again
they are often- flipped to decide presidential an
The Milwaukee Sentinel says Mr. Bryan is
'endorsing theories that were settled adversely
in 1861-65," As usual the Sentinel is wronc
Mr. Bryan is simply endorsing principles that
,were adopted by the men who formulated-the
constitution of this republic. The Sentinel's In
ability to grasp this truth should not be charged
to Mr. Bryan.. to
Referring to Mr. Bryan's Milwaukee ad
dress on the tariff the Pittsburg Dispatch says
"The results of such a. radical departure would
be disastrous." The Dispatch discloses its
animus by noting. that the disaster would fall
:if at all, upon the steel trust, the. oil trust and
the coal trust "The-ox knoweth its owner,
and the ass his masters crlb."i . -kv .!
In another week we will be in tho h0
ning of a national campaign year Th 8?"
win political victories toVor
of organization, if not already begun in S
community, should be commenced immediate
A lot of newspapers have resumed their de
nunciations of Nevada, and the loudest demm.
ciations come from republican organs vt
Nevada was made a state in order to keen th
senate republican and increase republican hnhi
on the electoral college. UoId
THERE ARE OTHERS
The Boston Herald says: "Senator Jeff
Davis of Arkansas appears to have achieved tho
distinction of being generally listened to by his
associates in the senate while he was breaking
the traditions of that august body. They gen
erally heard him through instead of withdraw
ing to the cloakroom. The explanation of their
conduct appears to be the same as that which
prompted Artemus Ward's approbation of the
kangaroo. Senator Jeff is an amoosin' cuss."
The man who will break down senate tradi
tions and speak bluntly and forcibly in behalf
of the public interests is "an amoosin' cuss."
But what about men who, although presumed
to represent the people in the United States sen
ate, are admittedly the representatives of special
interests? While newspapers, like the Boston
Herald, are sneering at Senator Davis they seem
to have no word of condemnation for the United
States senators who serve the interests against
which Senator Davis simply voiced the popular
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ago. A letter from Mr. Fried under date of
December 11 tells the story in this way:
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A CHRISTMAS CHILD
She came to me at Christmas time and made me
mother, and it seemed
There was a Christ indeed and he had given mo
the joy I'd dreamed.
She nestled to me, and I kept her near and warm,
surprised to find
The arms that held my babe so close were opened
wider to her kind.
I hid her safe within my heart. "My heart," I
said, "is all for you,"
But lo! She left the door ajar and all the world
came flocking through.
She needed me. I learned to know the royal ioy
that service brings,
She was so helpless that I grew to love all little
She trusted me, and I who ne'er had trusted,
save in self, grew cold
With panic lest this precious life should know
no stronger, surerJiold.
She lay and smiled and in her eyes I watched
my narrow world grow broad, "
Within her tiny, crumpled hand I touched the
.mighty hand of God... ., .
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