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JIAY , 1910.
"STAND BY THE PRESIDENT" .
The Philadelphia Public Ledger, a stalwart
republican paper, says: "Attorney General
Wickersham struck the right note In his speech
Saturday night. It was a vigorous, aggressive,
able exposition of the record of the Taft admin
istration. There has been by far too much tem
porizing with a littlo coterie of malcontents in
the republican ranks."
"A littlo coterie of malcontents 1b good" when
applied to the great mass of republicans who
are protesting against tho brazen alliance be
tween the republican party and the .special In
terests. Is it possible that a man with sufficient brains
to edit a great newspaper like tho Public Ledger
can riot see in the protest against the tariff law
and other republican legislation something more
than complaints of "a little coterie of malcon
tents?" Was it "a littlo coterie of malcontents" 'that
increased the democratic majority in the Sixth
Missouri district, electing Mr, Dickinson as Mr.
DeArmond's successor by a majority approxi
mately 1,500 more at a special election than the
popular DeArmond had received at a presiden
Was it "a little coterie of malcontents" that
elected Eugene N. Foss in Massachusetts, trans
forming a republican majority of' 14,000 into
a democratic majority of 5,000.
Was, it "a little coterie of malcontents" that
transformed a republican plurality of ten thou
sand into a democratic plurality of five
thousand in the Rochester, N. Y., district?
Mark. Sullivan, in Collier's Weekly
Senator Elkins Is a thorogoing standpatter,
but occasionally he gets off the reservation and
tells some senate secrets. Read these words,
spoken by him on the senate floor on February
3 (Congressional Record, Sixty-first congress,
"Mr. Elkins It does not take long,
when the senior senator from Rhode Island (Mr.
Aldrich) arrives at the scene of action, to look
after certain things affected by the recent tariff,
the passage of which, through the senate, he
secured as he wished, and almost alone.
If I were a member of that committee (the
finance committee, of which Mr. Aldrich is chair
man), I might get action; but I have never got
anything from it, except the small .drippinga
meted out to me in making up the tariff bill.
I voted for nearly everything that was proposed
by the senator from Rhode Island to get what
I did for my state. The senator (Mr. Aid
rich) says that the tariff should be one of the
causes investigated. I am not prepared to ad
mit as much as the senator does in regard to
his own child the tariff bill. It was nearly his
production in the senate, for whatever he said,
I think, controlled what went into the bill and
what was left out. Nobody rivals me in admira
tion of him (Senator- Aldrich) his good quali
ties, his ability, and his intelligence. His leader
ship is able, though terrific and terrible at
times, but I generally submit to it gracefully,
as I have done on many occasions."
Tho Boss of tho Senate, by J. O, Burrows
Next, call Julius Caesar Burrows, senior
United States senator from Michigan. . He is even
a greater standpatter than Elkins. But there is
no need to describe him further his own words
at once tell the truth about Aldrich, and char
acterize himself. These words were spoken by
Senator Burrows in an address in the parlor of
the Cadillac hotel, Detroit, on the 16th of last
November; Senator Burrows was introducing
Senator Aldrich to a meeting of Detroit business
"And I want to say to you that the good peo
ple of Detroit and Michigan have Senator Aid
rich to thank for his fidelity to the interests of
this state. Whenever I have wanted anything
for Michigan I always knew where to go to get
it, and he neyer failed me. I say this because
some of you might have given me credit for pro
tecting the industries of Michigan, but I wanted
you to know that it was the distinguished sen
ator from Rhode Island."
The Boss of the Senate, by a Certain Rich Alan
Next, call one who is no,t a standpat repub
lican senator, but whose evidence is equally from
the Inside. Senator Dick had a quarrel with
one Barber, who is "head of the match trust"
(we borrow Senator Dick's epithet) . The quar
rel resulted in a public exchange of acrimonious
letters. Senator Dick was peevish because Mr.
Barber, when he wanted something In connec
tion with tho making of tho now tariff bill, wont,
not to Senator Dick, but straight to Senator Aid
rich, When Senator Dick mentioned tho matter,
Mr. Barber replied:
"I deal with principals, not clerks."
Now, in that laconic epigram of Mr. Barbor
Is the exact description of tho relation between
Senator Aldrich and a group of republican sen
ators. It is through these senators that Aldrich
is boss of tho sonato; it i,s by virtuo of their
servility that Aldrich is one of tho most sinister
figures in tho United States.
Who tho Aldrich Senators Aro
Who are these Aldrich senators, "tho Rhode
Islanders," as some of tho western papers call
them? There is a simplo means of telling; their
records speak for themselves.
There were, in the session of tho senato which
made the new tariff, 129 roll-calls. On every
ono of these, every senator either voted with
Aldrich, or voted against Aldrich, or reported
himself not voting. Several senators, in all
those ballots, voted against Aldrich only once.
But the 'figures' speak for themselves. First, to
establish ono standard, we will examine tho
record of seven insurgent senators:
Voted Voted Not
Against With Vot
Aldrich Aldrich ing
LaFollette, Wisconsin 106 18 6
Bristow, Kansas '.,... 101 27 1
Clapp, Minnesota 91 20 18
Cummins, Iowa 89 31 9
Dolliver, Iowa : 73 45 11
Nelson, Minnesota 69 53 7
Beveridge, Indiana 55 34 40
Not one of these Insurgents voted with Aid
rich more than 53 times out of 129, less than'
ono out of every two roll calls. Turn now to the
other republican senators. Examine tho
record closely. Notice tho two senators from
Utah who, in all those 129 roll calls, never once
voted against Aldrich --they had no ideas on tho
tariff that Aldrich did not have first. Notice
tho perfect score of Smoot. Notice the sixteen
who voted against Aldrich only once. (Is your
senator among these?)
Voted Voted Not
Against With Vot-
Aldrich Aldrich Jng
Aldrich, Rhode Island.,. .. ; ,0 129 '0
Flint, California 0 111 18
Kean, New Jersey 0 125 4
Smoot, Utah 0 129 0
Sutherland, Utah 0 117 12
Lorimer, Illinois. . . . ..l.. .. ..35 24
Warren, Wyoming 1 . . 97 31
Warner, Missouri 1 .:. ' 117 11
Richardson, Delaware. ... .. 1. ,5 123
Stephenson, Wisconsin 1 81 47
Nixon, Nevada 1 87 41
Penrose, Pennsylvania 1 121 7
Oliver, Pennsylvania 1 102 26
Lodge, Massachusetts 1 f02 26
Hale, Maine 1 82 46
Guggenheim, Colorado 1 96 32
Elkins, West Virginia" 1 83 ' 45
Dillingham, Vermont 1 94 34
Depew, New York 1 97 31
Burrows, Michigan 1 126 2
Briggs, New Jersey 1 107 21
Wetmore, Rhode Island. ... 2 117 10
Scott, West Virginia.., 2 110 17
Perkins, California ,2 112 15
Cullom, Illinois 2 97 30
Clark, Wyoming . ..... 2 " 108 19
Bradley, Kentucky 2 82 45
Bourne, Oregon 2 52 75
Brandegee, Connecticut.... 3 121 5
Burnham, New Hampshire.. 3 123 3
Crane, Massachusetts 3 113 13
Dixon, Montana 3 105 21
Gallinger, New Hampshire.. 3 121 5
Frye, Maine 3 88 38
Page, Vermont 4 125 0
'Heyburn, Idaho 4 124 1
Dick, Ohio 4 123 2
Carter, Montana 5 121 3
Root, New York 7 104 18
Piles, Washington 7 103 19
Bulkeley, Connecticut 7 102 20
DuPont, Delaware. . ....... 8 106 15
Smith, Michigan 10 58 61
Jones, Washington 10 89 30
McCumber, North Dakota. .11 78 40
Johnson, North Dakota 13 110 6
Burton, Ohio 14 114 1
Curtis, Kansas - . 24 82 23
Borah, Idaho 25 84 20
Gamble, South Dakota 32 82 15
Crawford, South Dakota. . . 52 70 7
Burkett, Nebraska 58 70 1
Brown, Nebraska 65 56 8
Subscriptions to Tho Commonor havo boon
recolved in numbor ns follows: W. It. Oeth,
Ind., 2; Oscar W. Ray, Mo., 2; C. F. Castoel,
Tonn., 6; J. J. Dean, 111., 7; T. J. Flowers, W.
Va., 3; Thos. Curtis, Ind., 7; J. B. Hoy, 111., 2;
Grant E. Bolkcon, Wash., 5; W. G. Thomas,
Ore., 5; J. N. Howell, Kan., 5; H. R. Maglnloy,
Pa., 11; W. C. Latta', Ky., 5; J. E. Whittakcr,
Pa., 5; Alex Rosb, Wis., 12; J. II. Scheibe,
Wash., 5; H. C. Fox, W. Va., 6; Claronco Mar
tin nnd J. B. Aikman, Ky., 8; F. D. Hardesty,
Mo., 2; Wm. Burke, Mo., 4; W..R. Howard,
Okla., 5; Otto M. Miller, 111., 5; Rov. C. A.
Leo, Kan., 5; Sanders Smith, Ind., 7; M. Fisher,
Kan., 5; T. W. Stonor, 111., 4; J. W. Rowan,
Tenn., 6; R. L. Shadburne, Mo., 6; Matt Ryan,
Col., 5; E. P. Trainer, 0 5; W. L. Patterson,
Ark., 5; David Voegtlo, la., 7; P. C. Nelson,
Wash., 10; W. H. Mann, 0.f 14; S. T. Lane,
Okla., 9; W. A. Pago, Pa., 5; S. R. Sankoy, Mo.,
4; J. S. Barnes, Ind., 2; W. B. Littler, O., 2;
N. F. Hildobrand, Cal., 5; Raymond Mooro, Gal.,
5; J. T. Williams, Ky., 8; S. P. Bullock, Fla
10; Robt. Thompson, Ore., 5; Thos. Fcttcrloy,
Wis., 6; S. J. Galloway, Mo., 7; O. C. Burk,
Ark., 10; N. W. Goodwin, Ind., 5; T. Morris,
la., 2; W. J. Brown, Ky., 3; J. L. Bootho, Kan.,
6; Chas. Loiber, O., 6; S. J. Harper, 0 6; C.
Montague, W. Va., 5; S. J. Brown, Kan., 5; T.
P. Hamilton, Neb., 5; W. K. Stalcup, N. M., 5;
Jos. Finney, Pa., 5; Levi Gastrock, Pa., 7; W.
M. Maultrio, Cal., 7; Jas. Sloan, Cal., 5; Lewis
Maxwell, W. Va1., 10; Ollvor Nash, la., 5; A.
Alkens, Kan., 5; J. D. Anderson, W. Va., 5; J.
W. Beem, O., 5; A. R. Freeman, Texas, 2; W. F.
Fehlhaber, Ida., 2; N. O. Powell, Okla., 2; C. C.
Sherman, Mo., 5; J. D. Ingrain, Mo., 16; Jno. P.
Law, W. Va., 7; T. M. Thome, la., 5; II. II.
Snell, 111.; 2; Wm. H. Bstabrook, Mich., 5; J.
Cunningham, Cal., 5; Chas. C. Huff, Ind., 4; B.
B. Flchtner, Pa., 6; A. W. Mannon, 111., 6; Jas.
Black, 111., 4; Leo Huff, Nob., 3; J. P. Ruth,
Pa.,. 2; Jos. Samworth, Col., 6; G. A. Schaefer,
N. Y., 5; J. H. Guise, Col., 2; J. N. Scearcy,
.la., 14; Emanuel Johnson, O., 4; J. H. Mc
Donough, la., 2; J. W. Long, W. Va., 5; W. D.
Kaylor, Wash., 2; M. Flynn, Mass., 5; A. G.
Sloan, Okla., 6; J. H. Bays, W. Va., 5; Mat H.
Eddy, Kan., 4; R. B. Allen, Col., 2; W. J. WI1
hlto, Mo., 6; R. Spearman, Miss., 13; Nelson
Martin, Pa., 2; A. G. Somers, S. D 5; F. A.
Grimm, la., 7; J. K. Soward, 111., 4; E. H.
Heckler, Wis., 2; John C. Wintorringor, O., 5;
S. D. Ely, Mo., 11; Frank Leist, Ore., 2; W. H.
Boling, Neb., 20; E. H. Repp, N. Y 4; J. L.
Egbert, Ore., 5; C. H. Wells, 111., 3; W. S. Mur
dock, la., 6; Wm. T. Hough,. O., 2; Jonathan G.
Ford, 2; Starr Willard Cutton, 111., 2; D. H.
Rutledge, Utah, 5; Dr. J. Milton Long, O., 5;
E. F. Hamilton, Cal., 5; Samuel James, Wash.,
5; F. W. Meier, O., 5; B. P. McNulty, Pa., 4;
Hy. Stagemillor, Mo., 7; J. J. Braselton, 111.,
10; James Daniels, la., 5; Geo. W. Brubaker,
O., 5; S. O. Fitts, Fla., 3; Geo. R. White, N. D
5; N. W. Phares, Kan., 2; Patrick Malampy, N.
Y., 5; W. J. Urquhart, Va 7; Geo. W. Link,
Mo., 6; Wm. Roe, Mont., 3; O. Kerns, Mo., 3;
Frank Silvester, Kan., 5; Chas. E. VIckers, Mo.,
9; L. W. Byram, Mo., 5; Robt. E. Traux, O., 3;
Karl Paine, Ida'., 2; O. A. Chatley, Pa 5; Jno.
Wanamaker, Pa., 2; C. M. Benham, Ore., 2;
W. J. Lucas, N. Y., 2; A. E. Bryan, S. D., 3;
B. H. McKinney, 111., 11; L. M. Heltzel, Pa., 5;
W. S. Barber, Mo., 7; Jas. A. Boyd, Tex., 11;
Asabel Abbott, N' H., 2; A. K. McLain, O., 4;
Rudd T. Neal, W. Va., 3; Wl B. Beck, Neb., 5.
John W." Lain, North Ju'dson, Ind. Enclosed
find order for one year's subscription to Tho
Commoner for each of the following thlrty-ono
names. Yours for democracy and right.
G. Kennery Maclnnis, Edgerton, Wis. I no
tice by the Evening Wisconsin that you have
come out with a fine article against the saloon
in The Commoner. I believe, Mr. Bryan, that
if you could Incorporate an anti-saloon plank In
your party along with other reforms you advo
cate, as safe banking, income tax (laboring peo
ple with income of $1,000 a year and less ex
empt), etc., with tho unfulfilled pledges of tho
republican party, the democratic party with your
leadership would win. The people have full con
fidence in you as a Christian gentleman.
C. E. Sugg, Henderson, Ky. Your editorial
entitled "Personal Liberty" Is splendid. I am
glad to see The Commoner speak so to the
point on this question. The Commoner's "wis
dom of doing right" makes consistency upon its
part demand that it urge the party to an ad
vanced position upon the liquor question. Tho
whole system of saloons is wrong everybody
knows it and only a faith in the wisdom of do
ing right is necessary to make the people abolish
the saloon. Let the democratic party bo em
phatic on the subject.
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