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VOLUME i'6, "NUMBER- 4
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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Nob.
still woro unwilling to accept it hastily, and
a light over the Insertion of an initiative and
referendum plank, attended .with a score of
speeches, almost culminated In a fist fight on the
floor. Action on the plank finally was deferred
until the next convention, and the delegates
scrambled for trains.
"The platform as adopted denounces the
Payne tariff bill and arraigns the republican
congressmen of Michigan for their acceptance
of it. It demands bi-partisan state boards and
committees as a protection against scandals such
as were recently exposed in the state. The
placing of all state employees under civil service
was recommended and the candidacy of Lawton
Hemans for governor and John T. Winship for
United States senator were lauded.
"Although the delegations from several coun
ties failed to answer roll calls, the gathering
was said to bo the. largest democratic convention
in point of attendance that 'has been held in
The candidates nominated" wore: ' s
Justice of supreme court Mark Norris,
. Grand Rapids.
Attorney general T. J. Bresnahan, Casso
Secretary of state Adolph Peterson, Iron
wood. Treasurer R. V. McArthur, Grand Rapids.
Land commissioner 0. F. Barnes, Roscom
mon. Auditor general Thomas Gordon, Howell.
Edward C. Shield was named as chairman of
the state central committee.
Bankers and business men gave out interviews
commending President Taft's "prosperity
speech" delivered in New York City for its opti
Senator Tillman announces that he expects to
be a candidate for United States senate in 1912.
W. R. Hearst of New York announces that he
will support Stimson on the republican ticket
instead of the democratic candidate.
i Governor Haskell has declined an invitation
to bo at Little Rock and serve in the reception to
' Theodore Roosevelt. He takes occasion to ad-
4 minister severe criticism on Mr. Roosevelt.
A Chicago dispatch, thought tQbe of sufficient
importance to be caTried by the Associated
Press, Is as follows: "Vice President Sherman
and United States Senator William Lorimer will
Bit at the same banquet board here October 12,
when local Knights of Columbus will celebrate
Columbus day. Tho feast will bo spread in the
gold room of the Congress hotel, where the
Hamilton club dinner took place some weeks
ago and Theodore Roosevelt declined to attend
unless the club's invitation to Senator Lorimer
Theodore Roosevelt was greeted by large
crowds pnjiis southern trip.
Democrats of tho Fourteenth Massachusetts
district met and nominated. Thomas C. Thacher
of Yarmouth to succeed Congressman Eugene
An organization of negroes met at Washing
ton and decided to help the democratic ticket
of New York and to fight all the Roosevelt
candidates and also to help the democratic
ticket in Ohio and republican candidates for
the legislature who are known to be favorable
to Foraker; also to help the democratic ticket
in Massachusetts and to fight Senator Lodge.
Theodore Roosevelt and Senator Cummins of
Iowa held a two hour's conference in New York
" A WORLD-OLD PRAYER
-Dear Lord, this boy whose face
Is like a morning flower .
Before the shower .
Has dashed its loveliness awefyj " A
O keep him fair, I pray. .s ' '
This baby boy whose smiles,
Xiike sunbeams bright with cheer
From heaven's clear,
Turn out gray gloom to golden day,
O keep him sweet, I pray.
This little boy whose heart
jKiiowb only right an"d: truth, ' ' .,
In heedless youth " ' .
When far from guarding love astray,-"
O keep him pure, I pray.
Dear Lord, this boy of mine'
Whosejoul no sin has stained,
No shame profaned,
When I no longer watch and pray,
O keep him Thine always. Amen.
L. H. Robbins, in Newark News.
.The American Homestead, a monthly farm
'journal of national scope, will be sent to all
Commoner subscribers, without additional cost,
who renew their subscriptions during the month
October, when accompanied by this notice.
A LATER METHOD
- For ages past war, pestilence and famine havo
depopulated the earth. But now we have the
Vanderbllt cup races and the automobile joy
The Commoner s Million Army
John R. Boddie, St. Louis, Mo. If all sub
scribers to The Commoner will secure five new
subscribers each, especially among lukewarm
members of our party and republicans, we would
win the next presidential election in a' walk.
The verdict on February 1 in the Sixth congres
sional district of this state at the polls for the
election of DeArmond's successor is only a slight
Indication of how the masses appreciate the
way the party of trusts, special privilege, as run
by Cannon and Aldrich is fulfilling its promises.
The agents of special privilege havo been sow
ing the wind for many years and from my point
of view the whirlwind is near at hand that will
destroy their temple of unrighteousness, filled
with ungodly gain, and restore to its ancient
moorings our old Bhip of state.
J. W, Hamilton, Rogersville, Tenn. I wish to
assure you that it will give me pleasure to lend
whatever influence I may have to The Com
moner's million army move. It is a citizen's
as well as a democrat's duty, so I regard it,' and
immediately upon my return to Texas I shall
assume that duty and forward to you the names
of those whom I regard worthy members of the
Harry Herbert Hughes, Springfield, Mo. I
enclose herewith a pledge for assistance in en
listing the million Commoner soldiers, having
already renewed my subscription. I am more
firmly for Mr. Bryan than ever. I not only ad
mire him vpoliticallyand personally, but the
more I learn, the more I am convinced that his
policies are for the interest of the great mass
of common people, so-called. All the democrats
-who were with us in 1896, with, whom I have
talked, are stronger than ever for the principles
set forth then, and no man who helped defeat
that ticket will have much chance of being elect
ed to any important office. As to why the peo
plo do not get what they want, I believe the
main reasons are two: First, a great many
people do not know, exactly what they want;
and, second, those who do, do not agree as to
the ways and means of getting it. The people
of India overwhelmingly outnumber the British,
yet the latter rule because the Indians are so
hopelessly divided that a sufficient number do
not unite on any one policy of government to
adopt it. Were they all to unite in a common
cause they could brush tho British into the
sea like flies, but they do not. One of the Eng
lishman's important jobs is to keep them di
vided. So it is here. We could wipe out privi
lege, corruption and oppression, here, -but we do
not do it we do not combine the combiners
of wealth and greed keep us separated, follow
ing the old maxjm, divide and conquer.
In the campaign of 1908 The Commoner's
Million Army rendered distinguished service to
the cause of democracy and it may well be be
lieved that a similar organization will oven bo
able to do better work in tho year of 1910 now,
that men who were heretofore indifferent aro
.aroused to the importance of action.
If half of the readers of The Commoner would
take active interest in the organization of this
Million Army plan, the results would be imme
diately noticeable and the contribution to tho
wolfare of popular government would bo
Many individuals are willing to help in a
patriotic movement but find it difficult to know
just what to do to make their efforts count. In
a struggle such as the one we are now engaging
in, the efforts of every man, woman and child
on theside of popular government will count
and in 'The Commoner's Million Army a practi
caLplan is presented wherehy the efforts of many,
individuals' may be aggregated and used with
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