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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 17, 1909)
SEPTEMBER-.17, 1901 .
the reports already in circulation
that the real purpose of the move
ment is to bring about the rehabilita
tion of the party by squelching the
so-called radical element. Bryan
and Bryanism are not to be discussed,
but it is .nevertheless significant that
practically all of those figuring as
leaders in the conference movement
are Identified with the conservative
wing of the party in New York state,
which has always been lukewarm in
its support of the Nebraskan.
The attitude of the conference to
ward the leaders of the demQcratic
party in New. York City remains ob
scure. Neither Mayor McClellan,
Leader Murphy of Tammany nor-Patrick
McCarren of Brooklyn are -taking
part, in .the, movement,- and it is
doubtful if they were invited to par
ticipate. . On the. other hand, several
of those who are known to be bitter
political opponents of the three men
named are among, the .most conspic
uous figures in the conference.
The attitude of the,' conference to
ward State Chairman William J. Con
ners is more apparent. It is freely
admitted, in- fact, that should the
movement inaugurated here today
prove successful, the elimination of
Mr. Conners as a factor 'in democratic
politics would follow in the logic of
events. Most of those. identified with
the movement we members of the
Utlca conference, a ,year ago, whicli
was called to- protest against the
methods pursued by"Ch'airman Con
ners. arid '"Boss" Murphy at the pre
vious democratic.; state - convention
and to' inaugurate;.a figii't on Conners
within p'ary ftpes. 't"
, Saratoga, :N; Y... September. 10.
After adopting 'declaration of prln-
mqnt of a federal' income tax, and
effecting- a coptinuatidn of- its efforts'
for the, reh'abilityftdh..,bf, the party
through the i organization of "the
democratic, league,!." the- democratic
cohnce' '.cocfufid, $.Mbr day,'
session today and adjourned, sine dio.v
The' adoption "of the income tax
clause" was accomplished only after
.The f declaration, of principles fol
lows: The .democrats assembled in con
ference at Saratoga September 9 and
10, 1909, announce-the following as
their understanding, of 'certain essen-
xiai democratic principles ana poli
cies: , i .
A strict construction of constitu
tions, both state and federal that the
rights of the sta;te. "p-hd people re
spectively may' be' preserved.
Loyal support of the federal gov
ernment ' In the exercise; of all ita
Constitutional powers' eternal vigil
ance in watching ;'4rid 'detecting and
vigorous and persistent opposition to
any and all extensions of federal
power that trenchtipon those, re
served to the states 6r to" the people.
A tariff for revenue only; no gov
ernment subsidies' -to special inter-,
est either 'directly' or through pro
tective, tafiff, . ., ,..;' ....
Equal and uniform taxation; tak
ing no more money from people than
the just needs of government econ
qmipally administered require.
The- abandonment' at the earliest
practicable moment?'of our imperial
istic venture. in .the Philippine
Island, first safeguarding their in
dependence by sufllcietit guarantees.
Steady adherence,, ,tp the principles
of . home rule' and local : self-government
by the state and each of its'
political sub-divisions. ., . .
Rigid economy in government ex
penditures. ',,: ;
"Election of tfhitedf'States senators
by direct Tote of the people.
Reform in otir' registration and in
enrollment laws, bq ' that personal
registration and enrollment shall be
required in every- political' sub-divi-Bioii
ol,the. s$ate., .,v ,; 4
, Reform' in-'our.imetnods of elec
Uon so'that-eaCh electiv76fficer shall
bo the separate, deliberate and in
telligent selection of the voters of
Reform In our methods of nomin
ating candidates for public office so
that nominating conventions shall
bo composed of representatives di
rectly chosen by the members of the
Reform in our primary laws so
as to give to every citizen greater
direct influence in naming candi
dates for office, and surrounding the
primaries with such safeguards as
will insure their honesty and pro
viding the necessary time and legal
machinery to Insure the choice of a
majority of the voters being re
spected and enforced, in convention
No interference with the personal
liberty of any citizen except such as
Is essential to secure the equal rights
Of all the citizens.
Taxation of corporations by the
state alone, whero theft creation and
regulation should te'main.
. A constitutional amendment au
thorizing the levy of a federal in
Enforcement of federal and state
laws against 'criminal trusts and com
binations in restraint of trade.
ifEWS OF THE WEEK
(Continued from Pago li)
year. The average conditions of oth
er crops on September 1' stand is as
follows; Barley 80.5, against 81.2
in ,10.08; buckwheat, 81.1, against
87.' last vearr'nota'toes. 80.9 aeainst
73,.'7; 'tobacco, 80.2, against 84.3. j
The( condition of tobacco on Septem
ber' 1 in' imtoortarit stated "was: Ken
tucky; So; North' Carolina; ;77;.' Vir
ginia oi: oouiu Carolina, so.
President Taft has appointed as
pensus1 supervisors Wfll'ard' E. Hotch
kiss'' for 'Chicago -and Cook county;'
Jonathan D. Reed for Louisville,
Ky.;. Allen H. Willett for Pittsburg.
Attorney General Denman of Ohio
has brought prqpeedings against the
National Cash Register company,
charging illegal restraint of trade
on the part of that big cprporation.
J. Ji McNamara; for sixteen years
on the police force, has resigned as
chief of the St. Joe.; Mo police
OJeiieral Edward M". ' McCook, terri
torial governor of Colorado, and
fopm'er minister of the TfJnited States
to .Hawaii, died in Chicago.
William Lloyd' Garrison, son of
the 'great abolitionist, and' widely
known as a publicist ana rerormer,
dlel;at hkv'homg at'i Lexington,
Mass., at the age of 71 j years.
. "WAS A BIG, BIG D"
, A couple of city men were playing
goifwhen they saw an old gentle
man Ibojdhg at them wistfully. They
asked .him, .to join the game, which
ti& ,did.'rwfth alacrity. ' He was mild
in. speech and manner and played
well.' But orie'e when' he. made a
foozle he ejaculated vehemently the
worja. "Assouan J"
A few moments later, .when he had
made another bad play, he repeated:
The fourth time he sale' this one
of h.is new-made friends said:
"I do not want to be inquisitive,
but. will, you tell me why you say
'Assouan' so often?"
"W.elL" said the. old , gentleman,
"isn't that the biggest dam in the
r .He.as a Jfresfcyterip clergyman.
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crackers. They are not expensive; on
the contrary, Uneeda Biscuit is one of
the least expensive of foods. There is
no waste. There is most nourishment.
Always fresh and crisp. Never stale.
No broken crackers. Always whole
and inviting. There can be no better
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TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK
While Rutherford B. Hayes was a
college student he went out walking
one day with two of his chums and
met an old farmer coming along the
road. The future president ad
dressed him in this manner,
"Good morning, Father Isaac!"
Then his two friends spoke to the
old tiller of the soil, one calling him
Father Abraham and the other
"Gentlemen, you are mistaken,"
said the old man solemnly. "I am
neither Abraham, Isaac, nor Jacob,
but Saul, the son of Klsh, who was
sent out to find his father's asses,
j and lo, he has found them." Judge.
Mother "Why should wo make
Willie a doctor when thero aro ad
many new doctors every year?"
Father "But think of all the new
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