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WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR VOL. 12, NO. 21 Lincoln, Nebraska, May 31, 1912 Whole Number 593 Vote on Lorimer Before Adjournment The fact that Senator Lorimer's friends are trying to delay the vote is a good sign. If they had enough votes to whitewash him they would demand an immediate "vindication" - their fight for delay means that they are beaten if the vote is taken before adjournment. Now let the Democrats oppose all efforts at adjournment until the vote is taken. A Forecast We have now approached near enough to the republican national convention to forecast the action of that body. Ex-President Roosevelt will, apparently, have a majority of the northern states, while President Taft seems likely to have a majority of the convention including the southern delegates, who represent merely patronage and boodle. Mr. Roosevelt has been careful to arrange for contesting delegates from the south this was the first indication of his intention to bolt. With a majority of the north ern delegates he is in position to havo a con vention of his own in case his contesting dele gates are refused admission. " "7 The conclusion, therefore, is that Mr. Roose velt will be the nominee of the regular conven tion or the nominee of a bolting convention. Get ready for his candidacy lie is quite sure to run. Can Roosevelt be defeated? Yes, by any good progressive. A progressive will hold the demo cratic vote and the republicans who oppose a third term will do the rest. Mr. Clark and Mr. Wilson are the leading progressive candidates either one of them can defeat Roosevelt. The country will never have a president for a third term. NO MORE SUCCESSORS The Washington Post half jokingly expresses the thought that has ever been seriously held by Americans in connection with the third term idea when it says: "If Roosevelt ever becomes president again," observes the Des Moines Register and Leader, "he will exercise greater care in the selection of his successor;" but a good many people think there ain't going to be na successor." CONTENTS CALAMITY HOWLERS A FORECAST. LAFOLLETTE THE LOGICAL CANDIDATE GOOD FOR MASSACHUSETTS PRESS OPINIONS ON THE LORIMER REPORT MONEY, MONEY EVERYWHERE MR. UNDERWOOD'S VOTE MACDONALD'S GREAT SPEECH THE BIG FIGHT IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S POWER MRS. BRYAN'S RESPONSE HOME DEPARTMENT WHETHER COMMON OR NOT NEWS OF THE WEEK WASHINGTON NEWS Memorial Day, 1912 (By Will M. Mnupin) ' Long gone the years sinco the war bugle's blaring Called them to march to the life and the drum ; Long gone the years sinco war's campfires were flaring Gladly today with sweet flowers we come. Flowers to garland the graves where they're sleeping; Blossoms of May whose rich perfume is sweep ing Over the tombs where Old Glory's watch keep ing Red rose, and lily, and violets blue Colors you fought for we're bringing to you. Yours was the task that called men for tho , doing, Heedless of self that the nation might live; Yours was the work of a Nation's renewing Ours to pay tribute with flowers wo give. Flowers of May for your graves we are bringing; Honor and praise to cacli hero we're singing; Proudly nbove you Old Glory we're flinging Red rose, and lily, and violets blue Colors you fought for we're bringing to you. Long gone the years since your stronghcart endeavor Made of Old Glory the flag of the free; This is our task that we keep it forever Just as they left it to you and to me. Red for the blood shed for freedom for others; White for tho truth that all men are but brothers; Star-dotted blue for the heaven that covers Red rose, and lily, and violets blue Colors you died for we're bringing to you. Standing today 'neatli the folds of Old Glory, Let us renew the great faith that they gave. Let us gain strength from their valorous story, Decking with garlands each flag-mounted grave. As these have died, let it be our endeavor Each day to live that the old flag forever Shall float o'er a Nation where wrong exists rose, and lily, and violets blue Colors you died for, God help us keep true. NOT YET A New York Herald dispatch, referring to the fact that the Taft national committee has asked Elihu Root to be temporary chairman, bears the headline, "Mr. Root Accepts Convention Gavel." Not so fast, Mr. Root. Mr. Roosevelt has said that you will not do and Mr. Roosevelt knows. So Senator Crane has decided not to be a can didate for re-election to the senate another Lorimer senator gone! Few public men have caused the retirement of so many senators as Mr. Lorimer has. His most conspicuous service has been to pick out men who should be retired and brand them with his friendship. Calamity Howlers Representatives of special interests have been in the habit of calling those who oppose their pet plans "calamity howlers." That was a very familiar phrase a few years ago. Nowadays these same people are doing a lot of "calamity howling" themselves. On May 23, 1012, two of l -so "calamity howlors" broke loose in tho American congress one in tho senate and tho other in tho house. In the senate it was Mr. Gallinger good old Dr. Gallinger that faithful watchdog of tho best interests of ' the special interests. This Associated Press dispatch tells the story: Washington, May 22. An attack on "present legislative tendencies" was delivered in tho senate today by Senator Gallinger, during de bate on tho bill passed by tho houso extending the eight hour law to labor on government con tracts. Senator Gallinger cited this measure as a specimen of "pernicious legislation." "I hope we shall vote promptly on every measure coming before the senate," he con tinued, "because the longer wo stay here tho more harm wo shall do the country. We are to be asked to tear up tho established principles of the country and do away with the injunction. A member of the house has advanced the Idea that six hours is long enough for any man to work, and I suppose that under the snap of tho whip we will be forced to submit even to that." Senators Borah of Idaho and Martino of Now Jersey defended the measure, the latter citing tho opinion of the eight hour law in New Jersey.. "New Jersey is tho headquarters of anarchy in. the United States," commented Senator Gal linger. "Yes," admitted Mr. Martine, "as a result of the infamous tariff system, which has made a handful of millionaires in Passiac and Pater son and produced squalor and woe among their employes." In the house it was Martin Dies, a representa tive from Texas. Tho following Associated Press dispatch tells the story of Mr. Dies' wail; Washington, May 22 In one of the most re markable speeches of tho present session of congress, Representative Dies attacked what he called present day tendencies. Mr. Dies said that he forsaw the crumbling of tho republic, tho eventual rule of the mob, and ho assigned as tho causes the growth of demagoguery and the influx of ignorant immigrants from southern Europe. Tracing the history of Rome, Greece, Italy and France down to the present day in Mexico, tho Texan expressed his fervent hopo that "history would not repeat itself under Teddy." He prophesied that Colonel Roose velt, because of his victory in Ohio yesterday, "would sweep the country in the coming presi dential campaign." "You aro a pessimist," interrupted a volca on the republican side. "No, I am not a pessimist," shouted Mr. Dies, "I look only for tho worst. . Out of the jungls comes tho Hon tamer, his hands reeking with tho ti rffiAmpitrfht KMCteJU, i Mi ,LJSd9u ..uHMtitJuMi ft&SftiMMftilau..r.