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'ATJGUSk 5, 190. The Commoner. 13 All Sorts of Opinions. Hereinafter, The Commoner repro duces extracts from editorials relating to Mr. Bryan's announcement with respect to the government ownership of railroads. The Kansas City Journal (republi can) says that Mr. Bryan's statements make him as a socialist and that in stead of voting for Parker, ho should vote for Debs. ' The Des Moines. Io'wa, Capital (rep.) says: "Mr. Bryan must at least bef commended for His iranxness. Tnose people who have always regarded Mr. Bryan as nothing more nor less than a socialist will now feel that they have been fully vindicated. Certainly no bolder bid for the support or the socialist olement could be made. No one denies that there is a constantly increasing socialistic element in this country. It could not be otherwise so long as the tide of foreign Immigra tion continues at its flood. "We have no idea that socialism will ever pre vail in the United States. It will be met and handled the same as popu lism and all other isms are met and handled by true Americans. Democ racy and socialism will eventually ap pear under one head and in that form the issue will bo fougnt out In the arena of American public opinion. The prospect may seem to be a gloomy one to conservative members of the demo cratic party, but they can not deny that these observations and conclu sions are warranted. The democratic party has truckled, ana pandered to socialism and panderea to populism. It was less than two years ago that even the democracy or tno empire state crawled in the dust bofore the socialism propagandists and adopted a platform demanding the purchaso of the coal mining properties by the fed eral government. Parties liko indi viduals usually reap according as they sow. The character or ruturo demo cratic harvests is not difficult to determine." CTADK bestbyTott-78 YEARS. 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The public attitude towards him has been the extremo of Indifference -'I wonder that you will still be talking, Signior Benedick; no body marks you.' Even his yester day's deliverence has interest only as an individual instance or pathological psychology. "While leader of his par ty, Mr. Bryan did not, so he tells us, feel at liberty to "engrart new doc trines upon the party creed"; but now that he is only a memDer in the ranks, he feels free to undertake the organi zation of the radical and progressive element in the democratic party! We have all along harbored the delusion that it was this radical element which had foisted Bryanism on the party in the last two campaigns. A momen tary gleam of sanity is to bo detected in the averment that "the people can, not be brought at this time to con sider the various phases of the money question," hut the new issues which Mr. Bryan intends to bring forward leave little hope of his recovering his political health. After two weeks' study of the railroad question, The Commoner declares for public owner ship, not by the federal government, but by the states. This plan will avoid the dangers of centralization. But all who appreciate the magnitude of interstate railway traffic will pro nounce such a scheme the wildest lun acy. The postofllce, on the other hand, according to Mr. Biyan, is to ab sorb the telegraph system. How this can be done without giving an Impetus to centralization we are not told. Mu nicipal ownership of municipal fran chises, for which Mr. Bryan also con tends, he fails to define. In fact, his utterances, except for their indica tion of malevolent spite against the present democratic standard bearer, have nothing to do with present politics." The Boston Herald says that it was "audacious" for Mr. Bryan to present his reform plan, and said: "Now the majority has gone over to the conservative side, Mr. Bryan meets this condition by proclaiming a new crusade within the party for radical ism, and adds to his former articles of doctrine sundry new ones government ownership of railroads, municipal own ership of municipal franchises and a postal telegraph system, with reaffirm ation of certain parts or the platforms of 1896 and 1900 left out of the plat form of 1904 to conciliate eastern sen timent. "He hopes for the election of Judge Parker because that would make a be ginning. It would, 'In his belief, settle two issues. 'It will rid us of imperial ism and of the threat of a race issue; and give us greater freedom in taking up economic questions.' This is quite uncertain. It might check or moderate the temper of imperialism in certain executive manifestations; but if he in cludes colonial government of peoples in the island possessions, it is a matter about Which congress must be con sulted. And how is a race lssuo to be avoided if one race, aa a race, under takes to oppress and degrade another race? Judgo Parker's o:cction will no more settle the race issue than Frank lin Pierce's election settled tho ques tion of slavery extension. It will per sist as long as there are different races in America and one oj- lAcm is treated with studied injustlco and wrong. What Judge Parker's election would do would be to put fioutiiern democrats with their peculiar views and preju dices concerning tho raco question, In power for four years to cea: with a question which is national in Its scope. That might aggravato tho issue in stead of settling it. Who knows? "Bryan's proclaimed purposes make Judgo Parker's course more difficult and his prospects less favorable. They make it more necessary for him iu utter his own opinions fully, distinct ly and emphatically. Tho country waits impatiently for his expected de liverance, and Is more interested than it ever has been beforo for the first words of a candidate. Other men have been nominated for the presiden cy of whose political specific opinions little was known in advance; but they were not expected to bo really party leaders only tho instruments of a policy formulated by others. Tnat was before tho custom or elaborate formal acceptances omamed. "Judge Parker can not safely follow the cxamplo of these, fjommoplaces of gratitude, patriotism ana good In tentions will not servo for him. His one definite utterance nas aroused an extraordinary expectation on the part of all who aro undecided concerning their vote in November. They aro anxious to learn whether that expres sion was exceptional or characteristic; whether ho is as positive and firmly resolved on all issues as on the one issue regarding which he has spoken, Ho has made tho standard by which he will bo judged. "His nomination does not settle tho question of his leadership or his mas tery of the democratic party. Mr. Bryan's pronunclamento is a chal lenge, and, from what wo know of him, we may expect it to be reiterated. Wo do not expect Judgo Parker to en ter into a controversy with Mr. Bry an. We do hope that he will make it quite clear that he has no sympathy with that order of statesmanship and that purpose of politics; that ho has no mind to make his administration, if ho is elected, servo as the introduc tion to an experience of Bryan in the white house." 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