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6 . The Commoner.
TflA 4"ksiYr141 them in lho matter of "plain duty." After
Ji IIC VUIIlIlliJIltr that has been doiic show them an honest effort
issued weekly. io intei'P1,efc the constitution aright by granting
, , tlicm representation. When that is finished
Terms-Payable In Advance. let tllC carpetbag system cease forever.
One Year. j , .$iioo
Six Months , ." 50
Tiirce Months ag Americans shudder with horror when they
single copy-At Ncwstands or at this of nee 05 think of . how Arnold sold his covntrymen.
Sample Copies Free. 33 thousands of Americans are now rejoicing
No Traveling Canvassers arc Employed. because a lot of Filipinos sold one of their
Subscriptions can be sent direct to The Com- countrymen. The spirit of imperialism mani-
moncr. They can also be sent through newspapers fostH iliwOf on tho riicrhrnRt. nprasinn
which have advertised a clubbing rate, or through iCsts ll8CIi on tnc sllgiltcst occasion.
precinct agents where such agents have been ap- ,--
pointed. All remittances should be sent by postoffice r t -n t a . i t -,
order, express order or by bank draft on New York or Mr. Louis F. Post reports that he has al-
Chicago. Do not send individual checks, stamps, or ready received large returns from the adver-
M1W Advertising rates furnished upon application. tisemont which appeared in TnE Commoner.
Address all communications to This is gratifying, both because The Public,
THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Post's paper, is one of .the best weeklies
Entered at the postoffice at Lincoln, Nebraska, ' published and also because it shows the value
as second class mail matter. .. . . .
of advertising space m. this paper.
Careful inquiry is made as to the standing -n-n
and business methods of those who advertise It-would be interesting to know what oath
in these columns and readers are asked to re- was administered to Mr. Knox when he as
port any dishonesty or unfairness practiced by sumed the duties of Attorney General. Did
the advertisers herein. Please mention The he take an oath to support the constitution, or
Commoner in corresponding with advertisers. did he take the imperialistic oath which simply
: , ' "s-o- requires him to be good and not make any
"The Sultan of Sulu has just cause for gricv- trouble for any- one?
anco. Ho is not being paid in money "good - ,
the world over." , . . , . A.volunteer soldier in the Philippines was
s- , ., dismissed from the army in disgrace for slecp-
Wanted: An agent to take subscriptions; ing on his post. A series of attorneys general
for Tip Commoner in every precinct where have been sleeping on post, beginning with
the paper is not now represented. . McKenna and including Knox, but instead of
1 . dismissal .they have all been rewarded with ex-
'. The open season for the common people begins ecutivc confidence.
January 1 and extends to December 81, and y.
the trusts go gunning for them every day. Tho The prosident is appointing gold democrats
game law needs revision. to officc m lhe soutllj and- tliere .fl evidence
that these appointees are joining with tho white
The New York Tribune and New York republicans in the formation of a new party
Sun are examples of what great papers may be- which will exclude the negro. As the white
come when men like Horace Greeley and face will be the distinguishing characteristic of
Charles A. Dana relinquish control. the members of this new party, they will prbb-
yo ably be known as Hereford republicans.
Tho next time China demands an indemnity rv .
for, a Rook Springs sort of aifair the figures A n i t
n nvimw i, r f m Aguinaldo hopes and trusts and awaits the
will exhaust the linotype. China is very con- i Al
Wot-i,T w d -ii i i 4i v 1 promised generosity of tho great American na-
servativo, but she will heed tho lesson she is . f . ,-, - , b a JA ,..,.
, fi a ii i v -. tlon "ut wo could feel more flattered if his
now taking and make her figures accordingly. , ' , ,. , . w,vui.uib
& b J hope and his trust were expressed at a time
5yo an(i Uli(ier circumstances when ho was at lib
Several European princeB on marriage bent erty to say anything else. If the manifesto
have appeared in Now York City. Wo may were a promissory note, ho could avoid pay
now expect J. Pierpont Morgan to f orm an "In- ment on the plea that it was made under duress,
ternational Heiress and Marriage Syndicate" -
and make a neat commission placing the stock. A citizens committee of one hundred Has
selected an executive committee, of which Mr.
It iB reported that tho. Standard Oil Co. has James G. Berrct is chairman, to raise money
threatened to keop out of Texas unless it. is al- for the purchase of a home for Admiral Schley,
lowed to control the now oil fields. Tho Hous- The site has already been selected, and tho sum
ton Post suggests that the state will do without of five thousand dollars has been contributed,
standard oil a long while before it consents to It will require about as much more to com-
these terms. pleto the f uncij an(j those ciesirng to contribute
-s oan communicate with Mr. Berrot, Washing-
"Thc Porto Bicans are unused to honest ton P. C. ' ,
methods," says Governor General Allen in ex- .
planation of tho discontent in Porto Rico. Assissant Secretary of tho Treasury Taylor
AVould it not bo well to give them a sample? is about thirty years behind tho times. A
Suppose a start be made by keeping faith with Philadelphia firm of Pacemakers employed two
Frenchmen to make bobbinet - lace, bringing
them over from Prance. Their admission was
opposed on the ground that it was a violation
of the alien contract labor labor law, but Mr.
Taylor decided that tho making of bobbinet
lace was a new industry and admitted the
Frenchmen. This will be highly amusing lo
the ancient dames who1 made bobbinet lace be
fore Mr. Taylor was born.
A Washington dispatch to the Denver News
says that Mr. Wolcott and some senatorial
friends recently added three or four millions
to their scanty savings by speculating hi Bur
lington stock. It is intimated that Colorado's
Ex-Senator will have to "charter a freight train
to pack his winnings to Colorado." Senator
Hanna seems to have been a close second in tho
"winnings." With a few more such deals Mr.
Hanna will be able to finance a national cam
paign without passing around the hat.
"There is something almost fascinating in
the extreme remoteness of Lord Salisbury's
mind from the. country's most pressing con
cerns." It is often said that the English arc
lacking in a sense pi humor, but the above,
taken from an editorial in the Manchester
(England) Guardian, does not bear put the as
sertion. As the phrase is not copyrighted, it
might be applied to the present attorney gen
eral, although there is nothing "fascinating in
tho extreme remoteness" of Mr. Knox's mind
from the enforcement of the, lawifaffainst-tho
Tho reorganizes seem to bo more con
cerned about winning than they are about tho
. platform. In view of the fact that they suf
fered a crushing defeat the last time they con
trolled a congressional campaign and secured
less than 40 per cent of the votes in St. Louis
at the recent city election, it might be well for
them to consider the suggestion made by Mr.
S. S. Field, a Baltimore democrat. He says,
that, if winning is the only thing to be con
sidered, our party might make victory certain
by endorsing the republican ticket in the nex'E
campaign. If principles are immaterial this
plan ought to be acceptable to the so-called
"conservative" element. It would also have
the advantage of avoiding the "excitement"
which the "business interests" complain of.
In the suit against the tax dodgers, tried at
Springfield, 111., it. was shown that thirteen
Chicago corporations, the stock of which has a
market value of eighty-nine millions of dollars,
were not assessed. There was. evidence to show
that the attention of the Board of Equalization
had been called to the matter. The coporation
papers will probably regard it as demagogic to
make any reference to this case, but the tax
payers will hardly be deterred from expressing
It is fortunate for the party that a man like
Judge Owen P. Thompson is on the bench at
such a time. He believes that equality before
ttic. law applies to a court as well as to a legislature.
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