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THE COMMONER, L'ncoln, Neb.
Tho London Times denies that. II. has
How about Ihoso Piggott letters?
It seems that tho effort Is not
currency" but to bolster up
Now Is Iho time to perfect the party organi
zation. Battles, both of peace and war, are
won by thorough preparation.
Tho "full dinner pail" argument of 1SDG
would sound protty empty to the army of tho
unemployed in tho big cities.
Police clubs for tho unemployed who meet
to demand work. Treasury funds for tho
bankers and speculators who meet and implore
Scientists declare that a toad can live 1,000
years in a state of suspended animation. Tariff
rovlsion by its friends is the only thing in the
A whole lot or people who claim to be pa
triotic are hoping that Oklahoma's endeavor to
provide a model state government will end in
The mikado's recent speech from tho throne
occupied about eight minutes in its rioih.nw
Tinf n. ...ii i .it.i . . w.w.j.
1,1 lIlu ""Mum am not quote eight or
galloys of speech from tho one of tho year
Secrotary of War Taft believes that tho
question of increased pay for the regular army
should bo left to the president. Ho also belief
that tho presidential succession should be left
to tho sumo authority.
Mob law in Indiana, mob law in Utah, mob
buy in Kentuckyand thus wo give the Fil pinos
object lessons in tho art of self-govern, nr
The Filipinos will have to get busy If the" Too n
up with the procession. koei)
I ho New York World has made tho startlin
discovery that tariff revision should be an i im
portant issue in the coining cam aign The
World employs a number of bright vouu- men
to make such important discoveries.
., The nrmy of a million continues to grow
hrough the enlistment of earnest men who .?,e
willing to make sacrifices of time and one -vn
Xriii0B.brinB nb0Ut n trhlmi)h X&&
CHAMP CLARK STJUS THE HOUSE
Under date of Washington,' January 21, a
correspondent for the Now York World says:
"Champ Clark stirred up the house today
with tho first real Champ Clark speech of the
session. Soreno Payne, the republican scold, had
roused tho Missourian by lecturing the demo
crats for daring to think they had- a right to
propose any amendments to the penal code.,
As John Sharp Williams is absent in Mississippi,
getting elected to tho senate, Clark was acting
"He began by saying that Mr. Payne's Jn
Binuation that Missouri members were doing
their best to get into the Record because they
feared their state would go into the republican
column for keeps, was sheer nonsense. He said
7 o.OOO democrats in that state stayed away from
tho polls in 1904 because they didn't like the
wording A a certain telegram sent from Esopus
to tho St. Louis convention. Then he exclaimed.
" 'The situation is, Mr. Chairman, that on
the 8th day of July wo intend to nominate Wil
liam J. Bryan for president of the United States.
And with Bryan as the presidential candidate
Missouri is safe for 00,000 democratic major
ity'. "Tho democrats applauded, shrieked and
pounded their desks, and later the republicans
in 'derision joined in the demonstration, which
lasted some minutes.
" 'I have stated who our nominee is,' Mr.
Clark continued; '1 will bet my head there are
not ten men on the republican side who will
dare to stand up here and say who they are for
"Mr. Boutcll, of Illinois: 'I can toll the
gentleman from Missouri who tho gentleman
from Illinois is for. You may nominate Bryan
in July, but we will elect Cannon in November."
" 'Are you dead certain,' asked Clark, ithat
the administration forces would be for your Un
" 'Every republican in the United States will
be for him,' replied Boutell.
" 'Oil. don't you believe any such stuff as
that. Wore you at that gridiron dinner when
Foraker and Roosevelt had that fuss?'
" 'That was simply one of those little ebulli
tions that will be entirely forgotten by Novem
ber, and every republican in the country will vote
for the republican nominee who is named in
" 'So you believe that men who were in the
frame of mind that Roosevelt and Foraker were
that night would ever support each other for
president of the United States?'
" 'They never will while the world stands.'
" 'They will do it with pleasure.'
" 'I have heard of that kind of pleasure be
foro now, continued Mr. Clark. 'It does not
hurt the congress of tho United States and it
does not hurt tho people of the United States
to have a little politics talked sometimes, even
hero. There is not a man in this house who is
not a politician. Thomas B. Reed, that master
ful and brilliant man, said that the difference
between a politician and a statesman was that a
statesman is a politician who ij dead; and while
tho talk goes on about the decadence of the
house, there are some of us hero now I do not
know who we are that are rated as politicians
now who will bo rated as statesmen by the men
of tho succeeding generations'."
And still it is pertinent to inquire who
killed Gov. Goebel, of Kentucky.: Boston Her-aid.
There also seems to bo a tendency in Wash
ington to establish federal control of presiden
tial booms. Indianapolis News.
Now Japan has a financial panic Tho
march of the up-to-dato civilization is Koine
steadily on. Baltimore American.
Mr. Cortelyou is tho target of a good many
of tho men who want to throw things at to
Roosevelt administration. Baltimore I Sun.
The rumor that Cortelyou will withdraw
from the cabinet is probably based on some
body's conviction that he can be of more ser
vice to Mr. Morgan in some other lob Pi,ni
delphia North American. Job. PhUa-
in r TiU ?S? xfT war with JftPan, our imperial!
the Unite StaU. govern but"" cmKL1
liability. They are at once both a provocation
and a vulnerability in our foreign relations.-
Oklahoma City Oklahoman.
And now comes another authority who de
clares there are no canals on Mars. Has tho
dry wave struck that planet also? Louisville
Nevertheless, the country can ill afford to
spare Secretary Loeb. He is needed to shoulder
some of the presidential mistakes. Boston
Circumstances seem determined to bull the
price of Panama canal bonds to the point whore
no small capitalist can build one. Philadelphia
The Boston Herald picks this gem from
out Secretary Taft's recent speech: "If Presi
dent Roosevelt says a thing, it is so; but if
ho doesn't, it isn't." No disloyalty there; per
fect discipline. Washington Herald.
The Cannon and Aldrich branches of con
gress are now working in perfect harmony on
the theory that the way to proceed cautiously
is to keep on doing nothing until there is no
thing left to do. St. Louis Republic. .
The Now York World is willing, nay, anx
ious, to pick out the democratic nominee and
conduct the campaign. The World had the
lion's share in doing this last time, and think
how the donkey suffered. Washington Herald.
Naturally enough, the Oklahoma republi
can committee has declared in favor of Mr.
Taft, the party leaders in the state being mostly
Rough Riders and other friends of Mr. Roose
velt who put them in front in the territorial
government. Buffalo Courier.
In his Cooper Union speech Senator Davis
of Arkansas ' said something about newspapers
that habitually rushed to the support of special
interests and the New York World was the first
paper to enter a protest. Is it not strange that
the World is so ready to squirm whenever an
indictment is made against the "plutocratic
A GOOD START
In its report of the annual banquet given
by the Rockefeller Sunday school class the New
York Sun of December 10, 1007, says: "Young
Mr. Rockefeller started a boom for Hughes for
president and expressed the hope that as the
class of which the governor was once the leader
had helped to make him governor it would help
to put him in the White House."
The Hughes boom certainly starts off well.
"GOOD-BY, GOD BLESS YOU"
I like the Anglo-Saxon speech
With its direct revealings;
It takes a hold and seems to reach
Way down into your feelings;
That some folks deem it rude, I know,
And therefore they abuse it,
But I have never found it so
Before all else I choose it.
I don't object that men should air
The Gallic they have paid for.
With "au revoir," "adieu ma chere,"
For that's what French was made for,
But when a crony takes your hand
At parting to address you,
He drops all foreign lingo and
He says, "Goodby, God bless you!"
I love the words, perhaps, because
When I was leaving mother
Standing at last in solemn pause
We looked at one another;
And I I saw in mother's eyes
The love she could not tell me
A love eternal as the skies,
Whatever fate befell me.
She put her arms about my neck
And soothed the pain of leaving,
And though her heart was like to break,
She spoke no word of grieving;
She let no tear bedim her eyes
For fear she might distress me,
But, kissing me, she said goodby
And asked our God to bless me.
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