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who want to borrow for the purpose of paying
interest on the bonds but this is becoming worse
than the "mystic maze" at Coney Island.
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MR. BRYAN'S LETTERS
The first of Mr. Bryan's letters from abroad
will appear In The Commoner about the middle of
January and will be continued from week to week.
These letters will record his observations
in Japan. China, the Philippine Islands,
India, Egypt, Palestine, Greece, Turkey, Italy,
Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway,
Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Holland and the Brit
ish Isles. The trip will occupy about one year.
If Vice President Fairbanks wants to es
cape the oblivion that enshrouds his predecessors
he will get busy and do something to push the
president's rate regulation recommendations
through to a successful conclusion.
Senator Ellrins desires to call the attention of
those who may think he is growing old to the
fact that he is agile enough to get squarely in
the way of any rate regulation bill which may
VOLUME 5, NUMBER
net agree with his idea of whaf n .
bill should be. . at a ratG eulation
Senator Patterson doubtless would m
Mr. Jerome visit Colorado and renent to seo
marks about a "corrupt judiciary." ose rc
Trades Unionists have learned thm ,
gerous to carry politics into thpi, !l is da
what they seemingly hSve not 1" ns' but
would be well to carry Ilp tead?,Hn,B. U,at ifc
their politics. ades Monism into
Paul Morton says the neoDle dn nnf
COMMONER READERS AT WOKK
As Andrew Hamilton's health improves his
memory seems to grow weaker.
The attention of a number of 'American
"standpatters" is called to the case of Mr. Balfour.
Several millions of people have a firm belief
that another resignation is due from Chauhcey
. It seems that President Roosevelt exhausted
his reciprocity views in an effort to keep Mr
Whitney in the dark.
One hundred bills were introduced the first
day of the Fifty-ninth session- most of them for
the appropriation of money.
Soyeral senatorial representatives of special
interests learn with regret that Robert LaFollette
has finally decided to go to the senate.
By the time Czar Nicholas is ready to "lead
his army in person" he may be confronted by
the startling fact that he has no army to lead.
Japan has presented a bill of $25,000,000 for
feeding the Russian prisoners, but the prisoners
wouldn't have missed it if it was going to cost
their country twice the money.
Mr. McCurdy first cut his salary in two, and
then resigned. Senator Depew has just resigned
as an Equitable director. Puzzle: Guess the next
step that Senator Depew should take?
One short cut to railroad rate regulation
would be to elect senators by direct vote of the
Sr?l!n f8en,ate elected by railroad influence
is not apt to be in a hurry to curtail railroad
The Sioux City Journal calls the attention
i ?oetf. Yh,fLdesire t0 wrte about insurance
affairs that "Macs" can be made to rhyme wi?h
"ax." Quite true; also "facts," and "lax and
"tax," and "whacks." lax' and
Secretary Root recommends the dismissal nr
about eighty American consuls who have been
drawing salaries they never earned, mat in
the world does Secretary Root suppose d man
wants a consulship for, anyhow? '
Having acquired an enormous national debt
Japan should now proceed to organize rime Sa
mite We to fhe S? f InfSSJSt
on us Donus to the gentlemen who issue cur
rency and draw another slice of intert fw.
the people who borrow money of SS Tanks to
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of the special offer to increase The Commoner's
General J. B. Weaver, Colfax, la. Find en
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for one year. This is the result of one day's work
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Yearly subscriptions to The Commoner have
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Texas, 10; 0.0. Thompson, Cherryvale, Kans., 7:
5nF'e' MAontPelIer Vt 9; John T. French,
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Newton Heller, Table Grove, 111., 6; IN. Hinds
Cal?VrTZM Vf T? CtaBHam, Madera!
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H Walson, Laurel, Del., 7; D. E. Williams, Haw!
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J. M, Mounger, Forney, Tex., 11; U. H. Palmer
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Namara, Bridgeport, Conn., 6; G. W. B Hale
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f'oY011 ity, Tenn., 7; J. E. Fos er,' CoVta)
Okla., 8; F. X. O'Brien, Wickenburg, Ore., 10;
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Dennis Cavanagh, Hudson, Wis.; Thad Farmer
Anchor 111.; D. B. Topham, Minden, Nebr.; A. S
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mouth, N. H.; Kenneth Ferguson, Carrlngton, K.
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Gus Schneemilch, Bidwell, Ohio; Jewett Palmer,
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