The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, October 14, 1910, Page 3, Image 3

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OCTOBER 14, 1910
pretense and ahull establish real equality beforo
the law.'
"That also is a Wisconsin plank. , Sounds llko
Bryan, doesn't It? Also it scorns to make a
nice companion to the tariff plank above quoted.
Therefore you guess that it must have been
sawed out of the same democratic platform.
Wrong again! That red hot 'roast came out
of the Wisconsin republican platform.
"Nice game, though, isn't it, even if you did
Oh, look who's here
In the wagon with Taft!
Tho hater of vice
And the foe of all graft.
Seo that sombrero,
I'm sure it is his,
Isn't -that Teddy?
- By jingo, it is!
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Oh, look who's here
By our president's side,
On the band wagon now
Getting in for a ride!
Aren't those his teeth
That wo seo from afar,
The teeth of the colonel?
- By Jingo, they are! .
Oh, look who's here,
Hurry now and gazo quick,
On our president's gig,
Isn't that his big stick,
That ho swings day and ;night,
Making everything whiz?
It really looks like it;
By Jingo, it is! :
There's the colonel with Taft
Just as sure as I'm here;
He's got in the wagon,
Yes, that is his spear.
"Dee-lighted," he mutters,
And slaps his great knee,
Taft and Teddy together,
What strange things we see!
Detroit Free Press (standpatter.)
' .....
'Springfield "Republican (Independent) r Wil
Ham J. Bryan, speaking in Pueblo, Colo., says
of Theodore Roosevelt's "new nationalism:"
"The democratic party has preached this doc
trine for fourteen years, and in 1900 incor
porated it in its platform, quite in contrast with
the distinguished gentleman who appears to
have just made the discovery that this doctrine
Is correct and progressive and just."
Yes, the New York colonel has been caught
with tho goods but what is the Nebraska
colonel going to do about it?
Sioux Falls Argus-Leader: The western in
surgents will be somewhat dazed by the plat
form adopted by the New York convention,
.which was under the control of Colonel Roose
velt. The platform commends the Payne tariff
law as a substantial redemption of republican
pledges, and gives unstinted "praise to President
Taft, whom the convention would have indorsed
.for the nomination for 1912 but for Taft's dis
approval of this step. In. the Iowa republican
convention, controlled by Senator Cummins, the
name of Taft was hissed. It is manifest that
Colonel Roosevelt is not an insurgent of tho
western stripe.
Detroit Free Press (standpatter) :We viewed
Theodore Roosevelt with misgivings, even with
alarm for a time. Today we rejoiqe with all
' good republicans, and with good citizen gen
erally, that that personality and power and in
fluence exist, because they are being turned to
the support of President Taft, the accepted
party leader. But, enjoyable as true republi
' cans must find the situation, what of the in
surgents? Where does the Saratoga convention
leave Cummins of Iowa? His following is in the
Roosevelt ranks, and has been wheeled into
line behind President Taft, where it belongs.
"And what becomes of the chameleon toadies
who thought that Mr. Roosevelt was antagonis
tic to Mr. Taft and were ready to turn and
'change about any way to keep in with him?
Tho American Homestead, a monthly farm
journal of national scope, will bo sent to all
Commoner subscribers, without additional cost,
who renew their subscriptions during the month
ot October, when accompanied by this notice
The Commoner.
Where Battle is Raging
A Tacoma dispatch to the Chicago Record
Herald says: "Tho namo of former Senator
George Turner has been injected into the fight
for tho United States sonatorship. A movement
is on foot to raako tho Spokane jurist a formid
able contender beforo tho legislature next Jan
uary. Turner is still at Tho Hague or onrouto
home. It is stated in inner political circles that
.a majority of tho hold-over stato senators are
willing to vote for Turner should anything like
a deadlock bo created between the republican
and democratic candidates indorsed at tho re
cent primary. These candidates aro Congress
man Poindexter of Spokane, Insurgont republi
can, and Stato Senator Cotterill of Seattle, dem
ocrat. Hold-over republicans would prefer vot
ing for Turner to Poindexter, should opportunity
present itself to bring him forward as a compro
mise candidate."
The Philadelphia Public Ledger makes this
report of President Taft's New York speech:
"Upon tho whole republican party tho presi
dent bestowed the title of 'progressive.' Then
he undertook to define just what is meant by
progressive. 'A party of true progress is not
a party of radicalism,' ho declared amid cheers.
'It is not a party of ultra-conservatism,' ho
added and again was cheered. 'A progressive
republican,' tho president went on, Ms ono who
recognizes existing and concreto evils and who
is in favor of practical and definite steps to crad
icato them.'
"Twico President Taft mentioned Colonel
Roosevelt by name In connection with tho cam
paign against corporate abuses, and a third time
by inference, when ho referred to tho Now York
situation. The cause of republicanism in this
state, ho said, has been heartened by a bravo
declaration of principle and by the nomination
of a candidate for governor of the highest char
acter and ability. At the same time, Mr. Taft
did not take an altogether sanguine yIow of tho
benefits that aro to accrue from direct primary
experiments, but. ho hoped that tho idea could
be turned to a useful and permanent betterment
of politics."
Tennessee democrats met at Nashville and
nominated for governor United States Senator
Robert L. Taylor. Ho served two terms as gov
ernor of Tennessee and his term as senator does
not expire until 1912. A Nashville dispatch car
ried by the Associated Press says: ' "Governor
M. R. Patterson was nominated several months
ago to succeed himself, but his nomination
caused a split in tho party and ho withdrew
from the race, hoping thereby to. unite the party.
It is in the interest of harmony that Senator
Taylor was nominated. Ho accepted the nom
ination, but said he would not retire from the
senate unless elected governor. Senator Taylor
will be opposed by Captain B. W. Hooper, tho
republican nominee. Many independent demo
crats are pledged to the support of Hooper. The
convention declared that the temperance ques
tion should not bo an issue in the campaign.
Governor Vardaman of Mississippi was intro
duced. He said: 'You are traitors to your an
cestors if you give up your rock-ribbed principles
of democracy. You have reached tho Rubicon,
and it must be victory, or tho end of the demo
cratic party in Tennessee.' "
Massachusetts republicans renominated Gov
ernor Eben S. Draper and other state officers.
Tho platform adopted, besides favoring a per
manent tariff, strongly approved the administra
tion of President Taft and favored the conser
vation of national resources and closer trade re
lation with Canada.
Thq Michigan republicans met at Detroit and
nominated John E. Bird for justice of the su
preme court. Tho Associated Press say3:
"A platform calculated not to arouso the iro
of either organization, regulars or insurgents,
wa3 adopted. President Taft's administration
was commended, the Payne tariff bill tacitly In
dorsed as the best measure obtainable without
tho aid of a much needed tariff commission;
congress was congratulated for the many bene
ficial measures enacted, and state issues were
handled in a manner that seemed to please the
nntagonlBts in tho bitter pre-prlmary campaign.
Theodoro Roosovelt was not mentioned In tho
platform, but each speaker Invoked his namo at
tho proper porlod of his oration, and then await
ed tho outburst, which camo unfailingly. United
States Senator William Alden Smith, temporary
chairman of tho convention, In hlu speech be
foro tho gathorlng, defending tho tariff law de
clared that tho dissension In tho republican
ranks would not prevent victory at tho polls in
tho coming election, and coupled President Taft
and Thoodoro Roosovolt as tho party loaders."
Tho platform in part Is:
"Wo renew our faith' In and express our ad
miration for (ho president of tho United States,
whoso leadership and personality strengthen the
confidence of tho American people In their In
stitutions. Ills presidential career has boon con
spicuous and consistent in Its labors for tho
"We commend congross for tho boneflclcnt
legislation which It has enacted. Under tho
leadership of tho president, congress promptly
passed a tariff law giving especial attention to
tho preservation of tho wago scalo of our
workingmen from Injurious foreign competition,
to tho protection of American industries and
to tho financial necessities of tho government.
"Wo approve moBt heartily tho establishment
of tho tariff commission, which will render un
necessary In tho futuro a goneral revision of tho
tariff with its attondant business depression.
"Tho recent cnactmont by congross of tho
railroad law, creating a new court of commerce,
is worthy of tho highest praise."
An Aberdeen, S. D dispatch carried by tho
Associated Press says: "Tho social democratic
party of South Dakota has named tho follow
ing nominees for tho stato election:
Governor M. G. Opsahl, Sioux Falls.
Lieutenant Governor S. II. Goodfcllow,
Secretary of State J. T. Anderson, Pukwana.
Treasurer William Glnsdorf, Huron.
Auditor K. Leroy Hixson, Marietta.
Commissioner' of lands, William Rosh, Fort
Superintendent of Public Instruction J. J.
Hlotlla, Lead.
Attorney General S. A. Cochrane Aberdeen.
Railroad Commissioner R. N. McNutt,
Judge Eighth District -J. J. Wolston, Bello
The Hearst party, otherwise known as tho
Independence league, mot In Now York City and
nominated John J. llopcr for governor, and
William R. Hearst for lieutenant governor. They
decline to support Stimson, the Roosevelt can
didate for governor.
The Georgia stato election was held October
5. Hoko Smith was elected as governor; Joseph
M. Brown, whom Mr. Smith defeated in tho
primaries and whose namo was put on tho ticket
by Thomas E. Watson and others, carried two
counties. All of the regular democratic nomi
nees for state and county offices were elected.
Massachusetts democrats met at Boston and
nominated for Governor Frederick W. Mansfield
of Boston. This nomination was a compromfso
effected after a heated fight between Congress
man Fobs and Charles S. Hammond. It was
necessary to call in tho police in order to re
store order. Tho following is a summary of
tho principal planks of tho platform:
Tariff revision downward.
Federal tax.
An abolition of federal extravagance.
Popular election of United States senators.
A universal national parcels post.
Initiative and referendum.
Direct nomination and reform of tho conven
tion system where direct nominations can not
bo obtained.
Pre-election publicity of campaign contribu
tions. Freer' trade relations with Canada.
Defeat of Senator Lodge for re-election.
The democratic state convention for Michigan
met at Kalamazoo. Tho Associated Press report
of the proceedings says:
"When tho resolutions commltteo finally in
troduced an uncompleted platform, over which
they had struggled for five hours, tho delegates
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