The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 14, 1913, Page 13, Image 13

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The Commoner.
MARCH 14; 1913
a few days ago he "was glad to layf
down the responsibility of his office.
The retirement of Senator Martin
and the candidacy of Senator Kern
l eiluB ii lung struggle lor me toniroi
of the senate of the sixty-third con
gress between the so-called progres
sive democrats and the old conserva
tives. It was generally understood
there will be no movement to disturb
the old leaders in their committee
Immediately after the caucus as
sembled Mr. Kern was unanimously
chosen by acclamation. W. H.
Thompson, the new democratic sena
tor from Kansas, was the only
member absent. He had not been
able to get to Washington in time
to take his oath of office. The caucus
then took up the business of com
mittee assignments.
Senator Kenyon of Iowa was
chosen secretary of the republican
caucus. Senator La Follette was
present at the republican gathering,
but Senators Bristow, Polndexter and
Clann did not appear. Tho two latter
tv . - , . --, .. , . ,.
nave oeen classed as memuers oi uie
progressive party, but the republi
cans stated they expected Senator
Clapp would participate in the com
mittee assignments.
except when he himself invites the.
interview. It is his purpose and de
sire to devote his attention very
earnestly and very constantly to the
business of the government and the
largo questions of policy afTecting
the whole nation, and ho knows
from his experience as governor uf
New Jersey, where it fell to him to
make innumerable appointments,
that the greater part both of his
time and of his energy will be spent
in personal interviews with candi
dates unless he sets an invariable
rule in the matter. It is his Inten
tion to deal with appointments
through the heads of the several
executive departments."
Edgar E. Clark of Iowa has been I
made chairman of the interstate
commerce commission.
Speaker Clark celebrated his sixty
third birthday March 6th. Friends
in Washington presented him with
a handsome oil picture of himself.
He received' telegrams from all sec
tions of the country.
Concerning the new seeretciry of
state, an Associated Press report
says: Alvey Adee, second assistant
secretary of state, who has been in
the state department since 1877,
will retain his position under Secre
tary Bryan. Mr. Adee is affection
ately referred to in Washington as
the "wheel horse" of the depart
ment, and it is expected few import
ant diplomatic notes of recent years
have escaped his reading. Secretary
Bryan decided not to accept his
Anton W. Wlvell, a New York law
yer, a Cornell man, and an intimate
personal friend of Secretary Bryan,
was appointed private secretary to
the secretary of state in place of
William L. Coombs, Mr. Knoxla sec
retary, who resigned.
Benjamin G. Davis of Maryland,
clerk to Mr. Bryan, when he was a
representative in congress, is to be
confidential clerk to Mr. Bryan.
Secretary Bryan sent notices to
each of the embassies and legations
in Washington, as well as to the
American diplomatic and consular
offices abroad announcing his acces
sion to the office of secretary of state.
The formal presentation of the diplo
mats will take place soon. All of the
ambassadors, ministers and charges
in Washington will be introduced to
Secretary Bryan by Asmassador Jus
serand, the dean of the corps.
Indications that no immediate or
sweeping changes in the foreign
policy of the United States are In
contemplation were offered when
Secretary Bryan without much quali
fication approved the letters and in
struotions by wire that went out to
the American representatives abroad
In countries where stirring events
are happening. It is true that in
general this was routine business,
but yet It was inferred by the offi
cials of lesser rank than the secre
tary that President Wilson intends to
make a careful study of all the data
to be, presented to him by Secretary
Bryan before making any radical
changes in existing policies.
It became known that without
ahating tills government's claim to
the right to maintain an efficient
army patrol along:, the Mexican bor
der the new administration intends
to use every proper means to avoid
friction with the Mexicans across the
A United Press dispatch Bays:
Vice President Marshall- set the pace
for democratic simplicity upon his
arrival at the capitol. He sat down
in the vice president's room behind
a basket of roses higher than his
h&ad and began to look over his
mail but the crowds of sightseers
spied him through the open door of
his room. In a few minutea a full
fledged reception was in progress.
The vice president shook handa with
all and senators who sought to speak
with the new presiding officer had to
fall in line with the visitors.
President Wilson appointed John
H. Marble of California, who is now
secretary of the interstate commerce
commission to bo a- member of the
commission succeeding Franklin K.
Lane. He also re-appointed Edgar
13. Clark of Iowa, whose re-nomination
by President Taft had been held
up in the senate.
President Wilson made formal an
nouncement that he offered an am
bassadorship to Chairman William
F. McCombs of the democratic na
tional committee.
"Mr. McCombs told me ho did not
wish a cabinet appointment. I have
offered him one of the principal
diplomatic posts and hope he will
accept. I desiro men of cabinet size
for the chief foreign appointments,"
said the president.
Referring to patronage, President
.Wilson has issued the following
statement: "The president regrets
that he is obliged to announce that
he deems it his duty to decline to
see applicants for office in person.
Dublin, Ireland, cablegram to
Miami (Fla.) Herald: An enthus
iastic meeting has been held in
Dublin of Protestants from all parts
of the country, who wished to pro
test against the Idea "that Irish
Protestants would suffer a' curtail
ment of their civil and religious
freedom" under home rule.
JDr. Douglas Hyde pointed to the
fact that in every town In the south
and west Protestant shopkeepers
had thriven, and the high sheriff of
Cork city also bore witness to the
existence of tolerance in the past
as a reason for believing it would
continue in the future,
A resolution "strongly disapprov
ing of the efforts which have been
made to Identify the Irish Protes
tant churches with a particular
party and its transitory issues" was
supported by the Rev. William Craw
ford, who said he was one of those
who believed that Protestantism is
to have a place in the future of the
country. The resolution was a pro
test against a wrong done to religion
and Ireland, and against tho action
of the churches in setting themselves
against the noble aspirations of the
W. B. Yeats was very cordially
received by the large assembly. He
intimated that ho knew his country
men thoroughly, and if there was in
tolerance in Ireland, ho know It. If
there was tolerance, ho knew it. On
that subject he thought they should
speak with entire sincerity, and with
out any thought of political expedi
ency. Ho believed that no country
could prosper unless the majority of
its best men were occupied in mak
ing the land fruitful materially or
intellectually, though every vigorous
country would send intellectual men
to work in other countries. In no
country are the best minds intoler
ant, it is the mediocre minds that
aro intolerant, and tho only intoler
ance that ho feared was tho intoler
ance against ideas, against books,
against European culture which
existed among Catholics and Pro
testants. He saw nothing that would
put down that intolerance but an
arena in which tho best might come
out, and tho best might rule. Bring
the various elements together in a
legislature, set them to do business
and then the common interest would
come. Ten years of common busi
ness and common interests would
destroy what had mostly been sterile
party contest.
Although Woodrow Wilson is
elected president of these United
States, and competent and deserving,
too, the real hero of democracy in
this country today, and ever since
the adjournment of the national
convention, William Jennings Bryan
Is and has been it. Mr. Bryan did
the thing in that convention that
we have wondered he had not done
long before, but, knowing his
grounds and the conditions better
than wo have known them, we are
accepting his service as having been
rendered as early as possible, and
the people of this country are grate
ful to him for ridding tho party, at
least temporarily, of the thieves
which have infested it for years and
years. And even after that memor
able contest when Bill Bryan's in
dex finger pointed to the easy chairs
and calling the names of those occu
pants who sat in that convention
who represented special privilege, he
followed 'em all over the country
with that same finger in action and
repeated tho names, and which
brought about, or materially helped
to bring about, the pleasing result
of last -month's election. Not be
cause of his service to the party in
this campaign, but because of his
eternal and peculiar fitness to guide
the portfolio of state, be should be
placed at the helm, and bo permitted
to help, as only Bill Bryan can help,
save the country, and his party as
well, from the trusts and special
privilege combines that have been
eating the very heart out of the in
dependence of the people for years,
and who are so safely, they think,
seated permanently in their devilish
work. The future work of tho de
mocracy Is exactly like the work
done at Baltimore by Bryan, and
only men like him, or as nearly like
him as we have, together with his
assistance, can Woodrow Wilson, or
any other man, accomplish what his
pre-election declarations indicated
ho desired to do. Starvation may
overtake us in this attempt, but let
ns have the result, no matter the
consequences, for a time, that we
may havs&gkace, and the reasonable
rights of tho citizenship restored.
Wo hope to see Mr. Bryan occupy
a leading role in the coming adminis
tration, making, as it surely would
be, a personal sacrifice by him, but
tlie people deserve it from him, and
he must do the work, and wo trust
sincerely he has already "been
called" by Woodrow Wilson to
preach, and put in practice, too,
the doctrine of democracy- in tho
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