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flag to the enemy the moment they win their
fight. Insurgency has done well because the
people believed in the self-sacrificing sincerity
of the men heading tho movement. It is abso
lutely necessary to criticise Mr. Roosevelt at
this juncture, for he is a real menace to the in
surgent movement, which is one of: the most
promising movements ever known in American
politics. Based on principle, it can not win
by political trading. It is no time for compro
mise or compromisers."
the democratic candidate for senator. He spent
from the 14th to tho 20th in Indiana, closing
at Richmond, Indiana, with an evening meeting.
Beginning on October 21 he will hold four meet
ins in Speaker Cannon's district.
A dispatch printed in the Omaha (Neb.) News
is as follows: "W. J. Bryan is going gunning
for the political scalp of Uncle Joe Cannon right
in the speaker's home, October 21 and 22, when
he will make several speeches in tho Illinois
district. To pay a debt to an old friend and
whack Cannon at the saipe time is the dual
purpose of Bryan in his Illinois invasion. The
democratic candidate, Cundiff, running against
Cannon is a former Nebraskan and an old friend
of Bryan. They were young lawyers in the
same city years ago, and Cundiff nominated
Bryan for congress in 1890.
Theodore Roosevelt made a trip through In
diana, making campaign speeches for Senator
Beveri'dge. He said "there is victory in the
air here in Indiana," but a lot, of republicans
in Indiana don't believe it.
VOLUME, 10. NUMBER 41
some day, some how; and when it does it will
find the patriarch at the yard gate waiting
the same old patriarch with the crown of thorns
and the cross of gold."
J. L. Franklin, McKinney, Texas. I see you
relate ah anecdote of General Grant about the
wolf howling, to illustrate lhe noise a few sheep
men can make about protection. Some years
sinco one of our sheepmen wrote to his con
gressman that if he v,oted for free wool that
he would vote against him next time and hound
him all over the district in his next race for
congress. A short lime after Teceiving the afore
mentioned letter the same congressman received
another letter from the same constituent say
ing: "Vote as you please on that wool schedule,
as I have sold my sheep."
Congressman McCall of Massachusetts was
renominated by the republicans.
John jennish of Kansas City, Mo., former
deputy attorney general, was' selected by the
republican state committee as its candidate for,
the supreme court in 1911 to succeed the late
Since Elihu Root was a good enough "insur
gent" to be made chairman of Mr. Roosevelt's
New York convention Mr. Taft seems to regard
him as a' good enough "standpatter" to be made
chief justice of tho United States supreme court.
Beverly dispatches say that Root may be given
the honor of succeeding the late Chief Justice
The best that Elihu Root can say so far as
his party's prospects in the Empire state are
concerned, is "the republicans have a fighting
The Massachusetts democratic state commit
tee sent special delivery letters to all the dele
gates to th'o recent state convention enclosing
return special delivery envelope in which dele
gates may express their preference for a nomi
nee for governor to take the place of the candi
date selected temporarily by the state conven
tion. The contest now is between Congressman
Foss and Charles J. Hamlin.
Ezra P. Prentice, Mr. Roosevelt's chairman of
the New York republican committee failed to
appoint William Barnes, Jr., of the "old guard"
as a member of the executive committee.
Barnes has, therefore, resigned as a member
of the state committee. He says, however, ho
will vote for Stlmson, the Roosevelt candidate
Theodore Roosevelt, speaking in St. Louis,
charged that the democratic party in New York
is nothing but "an unholy alliance between "Wall
Street and Tammany Hall."
Mr. Bryan spent from October 11 to October
13 in Iowa speaking for the democratic ticket.
On October 14 in the afternoon he spent at Au
Inirn, Indiana, and at Columbia City, Indiana,
in the evening, making speeches for Mr. Kern,
The Wausau "TWis.) Record-Herald, republi
can, prints the following editorial:
"There is a good deal of doubtful propriety
about figuring Mr. Bryan down and out alto
gether. The St. Paul Dispatch is trying to think
of him as res judicata', a thing quite impossible
in the case of the peerless one.
"Mr. Bryan may have outlived party. He may
have begun to live several decades ahead of
the vanguard of that organization. He may be
breathing the atmosphere of an elysian of which
tho party only has a meagre prophetic knowl
edge. At all events, we have not done with
"The only thing perhaps that will defeat the
eternal purpose of the Nebraskan is Time. It
is coming coming as sure as the tide rolls the
surface of the sea this reconciliation of Bryan
and his party, but the span of years of man's
life is short, and the reconciliation may be with
Bryanism instead of Bryan, but it is sure to be.
"Bryan, the man, is a fleeting quantity; Bry
anism is an aesternum. And what is Bryanism?
It is nothing if it is not dogged honesty; per
sistent, intense, absorbing sincerity. Yes, it is
possible for one to be honest and not be a demo
crat. It is likewise possible for one to be a
democrat and be honest but it isn't necessary.
Bryan, wo believe, chose to be honest. He
yearned for victory, but in his times and under
those peculiar conditions it was to be got at
an additional cost a sacrifice of principle.
Bryan preferred to try his conscience out. He
"No, democracy is merely playing the prodigal.
- off on a vacation. The party will come back,
Mrs. R. G. Russell, Byars, Oklahoma. T
know that you know a parent's love, and ask
you to advertise for my son, who joined the
United States artillery in San Francisco in 1904,
discharged June 7 1907. Have not heard from
him in four years. Age twenty-five years, dark
complexion, black hair, black heavy eyebrows,
gray eyes, height .five feet nine inches, weight
160 'pounds. Name, A. Erwin Russell. Any
information thankfully received. .He is sup
posed to be in California'.
STITCHES IN TIME
Governor Eberhart does well to remind the
people of Minnesota that they should have taken
precautions through the establishment of fire
protection to preserve the valuable property and
the precious lives recently lost in the forest
firqs. It would have been better had Governor
IjJberhart emphasized this . statement long ago.
Bu$ even now his reminder will serve to direct
public attention to the " lesson so sorrowfully
FOR. "PRACTICAL" USES
A current number of the Outlook publishes
an article on "Why a Political Party Needs
Money." One of the "practical" reasons has
already been suggested in Colonel Roosevelt's
"Dear Harriman" letter, in which, he asked for
that $50,000 needed to "turn" sufficient votes
to insure victory in 1904.
The American Homestead, a monthly farm
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