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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb.
momont to collect' his Ideas or repeat a state
ment. His solo pauses woro made for the pur
pose of moistening his lips with a little water,
and tho manner in which he held his hearers en
tranced with hiB wonderful eloquenco was a
sight, onco soon, not easily forgotten. Tho
ovoning will long bo remembered by those who
woro privileged to hear him.
AT BUENOS AYRES
(From tho Montevido Times)
Our distinguished visitor was the lion of the
day yesterday and was given a busy tlmo of it
which would have boon trying to a man of less
On his arrival from Buenos Ayres in the morn
ing, Mr. Bryan was mot by Col. Lyons, captain
of tho port, Sr. A. Paroja, introducor of ambas
sadors, and Sr. Dufour, first official of tho min
istry of foreign affairs, who saluted him in the
namo of tho president and government of
Uruguay. Tho oxecutivo committee of tho Y
M. C. A. also mot and saluted him in tho namo
of that association. Mr. Bryan was accom
panied to tho Central hotel where a suite of
rooniB has been reserved for his use by tho
government. Ho then paid a visit to tho United
States legation where he was received by tho
acting United States minister, Mr. Magrudor
He was then taken in charge of by tho municipal
intondant, Sr. Munoz, who took him around to
see somo of tho sights and Institutions of tho
city. At mid-day ho was entertained at lunch
In tho Club Uruguay by the minister of finance,
there .also being presont the other ministers of
state and various high functionaries. In the
afternoon there was more sight-seeing and at 4
p. m. ho was received by President Williman in
tho latter's private residence at Pocitos.
Tho remainder of his program consisted of
visits to tho Athcnoum and tho English club a
brief interval for dinner, and his lecture at the
Victoria hall. Of theso wo will speak at greater
length in our noxt issue.
The government will place a special tug at
Mr. Bryan's disposal to embark on tho Amazon
this, morning and various officials will attend to
pay him a farewell salute.
In an address boforo the Ohio Society In
Washington, President Taft said:
41 Why is it that the small states of tho east
exorciso so much power in congress? It is not
because an eastern man has any more capacity
in tho matter of legislation than a western man
certainly not more than an Ohio man. It is
because when tho eastern states get a good rep-
representative thoy keep him as long as ho
lives, and thon ho has an influence that vastly
exceeds tho mere numerical representation of
Then Mr. Taft proceeded to urge the re-election
to the senate of Mr. Dick of Ohio.
Ono reason the small states of the east exer
ciso so much power in congress is that when
the Rhode Islanders send intellectual giants,
such as Aldrlch, whose sole purpose in public
life seems to bo to serve the special interests,
tho Ohios send their Dicks men who are in
ferior intellectually and as willing in their weak
way in tho service of tho trusts as tho mighty
Aldrlch is. A few more Gores and a few moro
LaFollettes in the United States senate would
soon restore the balance.
William Burke, St. Joseph, Mo. The attached
quotations from Ferrero's "Greatness and De
cline of Rome," you may or may not find suit
able for your timely quotation column:
In a democracy bitten with the mad passion
for power, riches and Belf-indulgence, a man
who stands aloof from these temptations may
live very happily in retirement and write books
upon philosophy; but ho must not stray into tho
hazardous paths of politics. Ferrero.
Like many wealthy men who have everything
that they need, he (Pompey) was strongly in
favor of a simple life and an autsere and un
assuming morality for other people. Ferrero.
As so often happens to the very rich in times
when the whole of society has gone mad over
money, Pompey was deeply conscious of the
vanity of riches and luxury for other people, and
was surprised that the competition to secure
them should kindle such disorders in the state.
John M. Long, Toledo, Ohio. In the issue
of The Commoner of February 25 of this year
I find a grave error in your column of "Timely
Quotations," sent in by Herman H. Sanborn of
Sanbornville, N. H. The error is in giving the
authorship to Oliver Wendell Holmes that should
be given to John G. Holland:
God give us men, a time like this demands,
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready
Men whom tho love of office can not kill,
Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor and will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;
For while the rabble with their thumb-worn
Their large professions and their little deeds
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps
Wrong rules the land, and waiting Justice sleeps
. ,.x t iti -John G. Holland.
I have nothing in this except to see The Com
moner right, as I think it always is, except in a
case like this.
J. S. Simonton, Hood River, Ore. While
reading "Timely Quotations" in The Commoner
today a verse in Burns' "Man was Made to
Mourn," was brought. to mind:
I'm designed your lordllng's slave
By nature's law designed,
Why was an independent wish
E'er planted in my mind.
If not, why am I subject to
His cruelty or scorn,
Or why has man the will and power
to make his fellow mourn?
Daniel McAfee, Coal Harbor, N. D. Let tho
people have peace. Let the people do the letds-
ating. Let the people do the financiering. And
let those who want the people to do the fighting
don tho soldier's equipment and do it ; tlem-
it thSt nta V11 meanB let th0 People see To
it that each and every warrior is fully satisfied
before he leaves tho field. I would further aut
gest after the bloody war is over that the people
subscribe liberally and cover generously a
warriors' widows and orphans fund. PrciplW
because there would not be many of either.
Roger Sherman Hoar, Concord, Mass For
your column of appropriate quotations! .send
the following verses from the 20th chapter of
tho book of Job:
10. His children shall seek to please the poor,
and his hands shall restore their goods.
18. That which he laboured for shall he re
store, and shall not swallow it down; according
to his substance shall tho restitution be.and he
shall not rejoice therein.
19. Because ho hath oppressed and hath for
saken the poor; because he hath violently taken
away an house which he builded not.
They are apropos of the Rockefeller foundation.
Albert DeLap, Sweetwater, Tenn. I beg to
offer as a contribution to quotation column, the
following, from Cobbett's English Grammar:
"Respect goodness, find it where you may.
Honor talent wherever you behold it unasso
ciated with vice; but, honor it most when ac
companied with exertion, and especially when
exerted in the cause of truth and justice; and,
above all things, hold, it in honor when it steps
forward to protect defenseless innocence against
the attacks of powerful guilt."
"TRUST TAFT" WHY
"Trust Taft." This iff the message
Senator Burkett sends his constituency
in Nebraska in the form of a speech de
livered before the Nebraska Republican
club in Washington.
Trust Taft and don't worry, or fret,
or get mad, or think for yourself; just
trust Taft. It is the voice of the slug
gard, the coward, tho trimmer. To the
distracted hosts of republicanism it
comes from many quarters. But it comes
loudest and most earnestly from just two
sources from those who want to hold
the sinking ship together till they can
reach shore just once more, like Burkett,
and from those who have placed their
entire and unquestioning trust in Taft
to do all he can to beat down insurgency
and hold the prow of the old ship point
ing directly toward the north star of
"Trust Taft," says Aldrich, "trust
Taft," says Cannon, "truBt Taft," says
Ballinger, "trust Taft," say the trusts'
and "trust Taft," echoes Burkett.
But why should the plain people trust
Taft? Why should honest republicans
They did "trust Taft," and he helped
make Cannon speaker.
They did "trust Taft," and he helped
fasten the Cannon rules anew on the
They did "trust Taft,'.' and he hailed
Aldrich as "the leader of the senate."
They did "trust Taft," and he declared
for the central bank of issue.
They did "trust Taft," and he helped
defeat the income tax.
. The L ai "trust Tatt'" and he sISned
the Aldrlch tariff act, and declared it
the best tariff law ever passed "
' They did "trust Taft," and he put
Ballinger, the crony and attorney of the
land thieves, in charge of the lands the
thieves were plotting to steal.
They did "trust Taft," and he dis
charged Glavis and Pinchot, who were
honestly trying to protect the public
domain against powerful conspirators.
They did "trust Taft," and he put
Knox and Nagel and Wickersham and
Dickinson in his cabinet trust lawyers
ail or. them.
They did "trust Taft," and he appoint
ed Lurton to the supreme bench
They did "trust Taft," and now he ia
WnBn ft aB6n, a ederal corporation
law on their backs for a saddle on which
private monopoly can ride them to death
They did "trust Taft," and now S to
ge ting ready to burden them with a
shipping subsidy. m a
Taft?" mUh l0nger mUSt " "t1.
And how much longer, if thev con.
tinue to "trust Taft," will Jneyte Sle
to pay the'heavy price that comes as a
penalty for trusting Taft?
HOW WOUld If rfrw 4.-U- - .
1 Stlebegin Jtli the? owS
ment and conscience awhile, just for a
change? Omaha World-Herald.
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