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AUGUST t. 1804. The Commoner. 11 President Roosevelt is Notified President Roosevelt was formally notified of his nomination for the presidency at Oyster Bay, New York, July 27. Joseph G. Cannon, speaker of tbe house of representatives was chair man of the notification committee and he delivered the address of notifica tion. , , .... Mr. Roosevelt responded as follows; "Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of thq Notification Committee. I am deep ly sensible of the high honor conferred upon me by the representatives of the republican party assembled in conven tion, and I accept the nomination for the presidency with solemn realization of the obligations I assume. I hearti ly approve the declaration of princi pals which the republican national convention has adopted, and at some futiire. day I shall communicate to you, Mn Chairman, more at length and in detail a formal written ac ceptance of the nomination. Three years ago I became president because of the death of my lamented predecessor. I then stated that it was my purpose to carry out his principles and policies for the onor and the in terest of the country. To the best of my ability -I have kept the promise thus made. If next November my countrymen confirm at the polls the action of the convention you repre sent, I shall, under Providence, con tinue to work with an eye single to the welfare of all our people. "A party is of worth only insofar as it promotes the national interest, and every official, high or low, can serve his party best by rendering to the people the best service of which he Is capable. Effective government comes only as the result of the loyal co-operation of many different per sons. The members or a legislative majority, the officers' in the various departments- of the administration, and the legislative, ana executive branches as toward e'ach other must work together with sunoraination of self to the common end of successful government. "We who have been en trusted with power as public servants during the last seven years of admin istration and legislation now .come be . fore the people content to be judged by our record of achievement. In the years that have gone Dy we nave made the deed square with the word; and if we are continued in power we snail unswervingly . follow out the great lines of public policy which the re publican party has already laid, down; a public policy to which we are giving, and shall give, a united, and therefore an efficient, support. "In all of this we are more for tunate than our opponents, who now appeal for confidence on tne ground, which some express and some seek to have confidentially understood, that if triumphant they may be trusted to prove false to every principle which in the last eight years they have laid down as vital, and to leave undis- Q. A. R. $32.15 Q. A. R. Boston And Back. The department commander's spe cial train with chief or staff and Ne braska delegation leaves Lincoln 4 p. m., August 13. Solid through train, Lincoln to Boston without change, via Omaha, Chicago and Niagara Falls with stopovers at all points of inter est and hotel accommodations pro vided for all those wno accompany this train, the only official train for Nebraska. Tickets on sale August 11 12 and 13,. extension return limit Sep. 30. For sleeping car berths, itiner aries, and all information address R. W. McGinnis, general agent C. & N, W. Ry., 1024 O street, Lincoln, Neb. turbed those very acts or the admin istration because of which they ask that the administration itself be driv en from power. Seemingly their pres ent attitude as to their past record is that some ,of them were mistaken and .others insincere. We make our ap peal in a wholly ditorent spirit. "Wo lare not constrained to keep silent on any vital question; we arc divided on no vital question; our policy is con tinuous, and Is the same for all sec tions and localities, There Is noth ing experimental about tnp govern ment we ask the people to continue In power, for our performance Jn the past, our proved governmental effici ency, is a guarantee as to our prom ises for the future. Our opponents, either openly or secro::y according to their several temperaments, now ask the people to trust their present prom ises in consideration of the fact that they Intend to treat their past prom ises as null and void. "We know our own minds and we have kept of the same mind for a susclent length of time to give to our policy coherence and sanity. In sucn a fundamental matter as the enforcement of the law we do not have to depend upon prom ises, but merely to ask that our rec ord bo taken as an earnest of what we shall continue to 00. in dealing with the great prganlzatlons known as trusts, we do not have to explain why. the laws were not enforced, but to point out that they actually have been enforced and that legislation has been enacted to increase the effective ness of their enforcement. "We do not have to propose to "turn the rascals out," for we have shown in very deed Eat whenever by diligent invdstiga )n a public official can be found who is betrayed his trust ne will bo pun ished to the full extent of the law Without regard to whether he was appointed under a republican or a democratic administration. This Is the efficient way to turn the rascals out and to keep them out, and it has the merit of sincerity. Moreover, the betrayals of trust In the last seven years have been insignificant in num ber when compared witn the extent of the public service. Never has the ad ministration of the government been on a cleaner and higher level; never has the public work of the nation been done more honestly and efficient ly. "Aussuredly ft is unwise to change the policies which have worked so well and which are now working so well. Prosperity has come at home. The national honor and interest have been upheld abroad. We have placed the fiinances of the nation upon a sound gold basis. We have done this with the aid of many wo were formerly our opponents, but who would neither openly support nor silently acquiesce in the heresy of unsound ftnance, and we have done it against the convinced and violent opposition of the mass of our present opponents wno still refuse to recant the unsound opinions which for the moment they think it inex pedient to assert. We know what we mean when we speak of an honest and stable currency. We mean the same thing from year to year. We do not .have to avoid a definite and conclu sive committal on tne most Import ant issue which has recently been be fore the people, and which may at any time in the near future be before them again. Upon the principles which un derlie this isgue the convictions of half of our number do not clash with those of the other hair. So long as the republican party Is In power the gold standard Is settled, not as a mat ter of temporary political expediency, not because of shiftwg conditions in thft nroduction of gold In certain min- I jng; centers, but in accordance with what we regard as the fundamental principles of national morality and wisdom. "Under the financial legislation which wo have enacted thero Is now ample circulation for every business need, and every dollar of this circu lation is worth a dollar in gold. Wo have reduced the Interest-bearing debt and In still larger measure the Inter est on that debt. All of the war taxes imposed curing tho fapanisn war have been removed with a view to relievo the pecp'e and to prevent tho accu mulation 01 an unnecessary surplus. Tho result is that hardly ever beforo have the expenditures ana income of :he goverrment so closely correspond ed, in t;ie fiscal year that has Just closed the excess of income ovei tho ordinary expenditures was ??9,000,00Q. This does not take account of $50, 000.000 expended out of the accumu lated siwpius for the purchase of the lfatnmian canal. It is an extraordinary proof of the sound financial condition of the nation that instead of following the usual course In such matters and throwing the burden upon posterity by an issue of bonds, wo were able to make the payment outright, and yet after it to have in the treasury a sur plus of $100,000,000. Moreover, wo were able to pay $50,000,000 out of hand without causing the slightest disturbance to business conditions. "We have enacted a tariff law un der which during the past few years the country has attained a height of material well-being never before reached., Wages are higher than ever before. That whenever the need arises there shquld be readjustment of the tariff schedules Is unc-jurited; but such changes can with safety be made only by those whose devotion to the prin ciple of a protective tariff Is beyond question; for otherwise tlio changes would amount not to readjustment but to repeal. The readjustment when made must maintain and not destroy the protective principle. To the far mer, the merchant, tho manufacturer this is vital; but .perhaps no other man is so much interested as, the wage worker in the maintenance of our present economic system, both as re gards tho finances and tho tariff. The standard of living of our wage workers is higher than that of any other country, and it can not so re main unless we have a protective tar iff which shall always Keep as a mini mum a rate of duty sufficient to cover the difference between the labor cost here and abroad. Those who, like our opponents "denounce protection as a robbery" thereby explicitly commit themselves to the proposition that if they were to revise the tariff no heed would be paid to the necessity of meeting this difference betwen the standards of living for wage workers here and in other countries; and therefore on this point this antagon ism to our position is fundamental. Here again ve ask that their promises and ours be judged by what has been done in the immediate past. We ask that sober and sensible men compare the workings of the present taiiff law, and tho conditions which obtain un der it, with tho workings of the pre- ceding tariff law of li$94 and the con ditions which that tariff of 1S94 helped to bring about. "We believe In reciprocity with for eign nations on the terms outlined In President McKinley's last speech, which urged the extension or our for eign markets by reciprocal agree ments whenever they could be made without injury to American industry and labor. It is a singular fact that the only great reciprocity treaty re cently adopted that with Cuba was finally opposed almost aione by the representatives of tho very party which now states that it favors reciprocity. And here again we ask that the worth of our wordq be judged by comparing their deeds wjih ourfk On this Cu ban reciprocity treaty' 'Btere were at WHICH? Tubular or Simple liwl or Izzers or Right Kew or Waist Lew Can or Sill Ollln or Wash 3 Minutes or AH the Crtam or last Butter or Tubular Bawl or iKtkti Bawl? CawRllaafad? 1 Hasbens7 ' Wert 0ee7 HtjHl Hlth Can? Oil Yaurself? Wash Thirty? Mast All? Medium Butter? Butkat Bawl7 WHICH DO YOU WANT? Tubular are dif ferent, very dif ferent. Just one Tubular the Sharpies. All the others make bucket bowls can't make Tubu lars because they are patented. Ask for catalog B-228. m Sharpie! ft, r M. SfctrplM CMcago, IH. Wait Ckxtw, n. tho outset grave differences of opin ion among ourselves; and tho notable thing in the negotiation and rati iicatlon of tho treaty, and in tho leg islation which carried It into effect, was tho highly practical manner in, which without sacrifice of principle these differences of opinion were rec onciled. There was no rupture of a great party, but an excellent practical outcome, tho result of the harmonious co-operation of two successive presi dents and two successive congresses. This is an illustration of the govern ing capacity which entitles us to tho confidence of tho peopre not only in our purposes but in our practical abil ity to achieve those purposes. Judg ing by the history of the last twelve years, down to this very month, Is there justification for believing that under similar circumstances and with similar initial differences of opinion, our opponents would have acheved any practical result? "We have already shown in actual fact that our policy is to do fair and equal justice to all men, paying no heed to whether a man is rich or poor; paying no heed to his race, his creed,' or his birthplace. "We recognize the organization of capital and the organization of labor as natural outcomes or our Industrial system. Each kind or organization Is to be favored so long as it acts in a spirit of Justice and of regard for the rights of others-. Each is to 'be granted the full protection of the law, and each in turn la to be held to a strict obedience to the law; for no man Is above it and no man toelow it. The humblest individual m to aavo his rights safeguarded as scrupulous ly as those of the strongest organiza tion, for each Is to receive justice, no more and no less. The problems with which we have to deal in our modern industrial and social life are manifold; but the spirit in which it is necessary to approach their solution is simply the spirit of honesty, of courage, and of common sense. "In inaugurating the great work o Irrigation In the west the administra tion has been enabled by -congress to take ono of the longest strides ever taken under our government toward .' ii 1 K.