The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, October 24, 1901, Page 9, Image 9

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"If President Roosevelt steadfastly
holds to the determination to regard
merit as the real test , ho will place
his country under obligations to
him , " says the Philadelphia Ledger
( Rep. ) , "and at the same time will
adopt such a wise course politically
that he will become one of the most
popular chief magistrates in our his
tory. "
< 'We have simply to do for the
ocean-carrying trade as the German
government has done by the Ham
burg-American line give it freedom
and let it alone , ' ' counsels the Indian
apolis News ( Ind. ) . "American en
terprise needs no subsidy. It requires
simply an oven chance a fair field
and no favor. The people ought to
bet their faces as flint against sub
sidies. ' '
"If in the past the Massachusetts
democracy has been twitted by its re
publican opponents as simply oppos
ing republican action and offering
nothing resembling constructive legis
lation oirits own account , " promises
the Boston Herald ( Ind. ) , "it can now
wholly clear its skirts from such crit
icism , as the platform laid down for
.state work furnishes enough new sug
gestions to keep the legislature busy
for several years to come. ' '
The Philadelphia Press ( Rep. ) sees
' ' indications of an increasing disposi
tion to keep partisanship out of the
judiciary elections. There are still
some districts in the state where the
jndgeships are treated as a matter of
political spoil , " it says , "and where
the judges themselves treat their high
offices as political places , ' ' but ' ' no
loss than nine of the whole number of
nineteen common pleas judges to be
elected in different districts of the
state this year will be chosen without
partisan opposition. " '
' ' The only apparent possibility of
uniting and reviving the democracy
in several important commonwealths
lies in utilizing local domestic ques
tions as campaign issues , ' ' says the
Philadelphia Evening Bxilletin ( Rep. )
' ' There is a chance that a fair degree
of party harmony and co-operation
may bo secured in this manner , and
that the eastern democracy may again
become a compact and effective organ
ization , strong enough to impose a
wholesome check on the republicans
in such states as New Jersey and
Pennsylvania. ' '
"To exhaust ingenuity in devising
ways to spend the surplus , instead
of in discovering how to prevent its
accumulating would be like enlarg
ing the bung of a wine barrel to keep
it from overflowing , instead of shut
ting off the inflow , " argues the St.
Paul Pioneer Press ( Rep. ) . "It is
practically to tax the people of the
country for comparatively useless ob
jects , and to depend upon expendi
tures variable and uncertain to pre
vent a dangerous congestion of the
treasury , instead of ridding the coun
try once for all of the burden of tax
ation and of the danger. ' '
"The obstructionists who have suc
ceeded hitherto in defeating all reci
procity treaties in the senate have not
come from this part of the country , ' '
says the Chicago Tribune ( Rep. ) .
"They hail from" the eastern states ,
noticeably from New England , whore
there is a cabal of protectionists who
pretend to favor reciprocity as a
theory , but who always oppose put
ting it into practice. It is this same
cabal which is now obstructing the
reciprocity treaty with France and
trying to smother it in committee.
This is trickery , not legislation. "
"It would unquestionably bo better
for the South if the partios'woro more
equally divided in the matter of both
respectability and numbers , ' ' reasons
the Nashville American ( Dem. ) .
1' Siich a condition would demand
strong loadersthe best men to fill the
offices and a wise administration of
affairs. It would serve to make the
South moro influential in national
affairs , in the selection of candidates ,
the framing of platforms , the shaping
of policies , and in the distribution of
federal patronage and public expendi
tures. President Roosevelt has a
splendid oppotunity to contribute
to this change of conditions. "
"With respect to Cuban annexation
the attitude of the United States
should bo that of ' absolute nonintervention
vention and non-iiiterference , ' ' coun
sels the Philadelphia Ledger ( Rep. ) .
"It is possible for the United States
to make the commercial conditions in
the island intolerable by a narrow , il
liberal , and oppressive policy , condi
tions from which there could bo no es
cape save through annexation. The
United States is bound by the highest
sanctions of honor not to force annex
ation by this or any other course. ' '