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MR. BR VAX AND THE PLATFORM.
. Despite all the effort to bring about harmony in
the ranks of the democracy, Mr. Bryan is still vigor
ously against the reorganizers. He insists that the
1900 platform must be reaffirmed, and denounces the
reorganizers as politicians who are merely trying to
fool the people with an ambiguous 1904 platform
which he will vigorously oppose. Mr. Bryau states
his position in the current issue of the Commoner as
v follows: -
The reorganizers, with the dishonesty that has al
ways characterized their political movements, are
shouting "Bryan wants to make 16 to 1 the para
mount issue," They have read what he says and
they have read the platform adopted at Kansas City
and they know that 16 to 1 is not regarded as the par
amount issue by Mr. Bryan or by other advocates of
that platform. The money question was'declared to
be the paramount issue in 1896 ; in 1900 it was ex
pressly declared not to be the paramount issue, but
that it is an issue is perfectly evident to any one
who will read the papers published by the reorgan
izer. These papers show that they regard the money
question in two ways: First, they make that the
test in the selection of candidates. The man may
favor high tariff or low tariff or he may have no
opinion at all on the tariff question, but he must be
lieve in the gold standard and be willing to allow the
financiers to do his thinking for him. And so with
other minor questions, Sut "on the money question
the candidate to obtain favorable mention must be
sound according to Wall streed standards. This
proves that with the financiers the money question is
not only one of the issues, but really the paramount
issue, aecona, wny are trie reorganizers so aiarmeu
when silver is mentioned! If it is a dead issue, why
make such a fuss over every reference to it ? If it is
lifeless, and has no supporters, how can it justify
"conservative democrats" in bolting? The very fact
that the reorganizers are so afraid of the money ques
tion is proof that there is life enough in it to prevent
its burial by its friends.
The truth of the matter is that the reorganizers
are trying to deceive the rank and file of the party
and it makes them mad to be discovered and exposed.
They know that some phase of the money question is
always before congress and lacking the courage to
meet the issue honestly they seek an advantage under
cover of deceit . They also know that back of all the
surface issues is the controling one, whether the
money changers of the people shall control the gov
ernment. To surrender the money question would
not conciliate the reorganizers. Take the result in
Ohio. Tom Johnson expressly denied that he favored
free silver, and yet he was as bitterly denounced as if
he had been an original silver man. 'Why! Because
he was opposed to the rule of corporate wealth. Mr
Clarke, the democratic candidate against Mr. Hanna
was agaiast the party in 1896; he helped the
republicans that year and last fall avoided the moeny
question. Was that satisfactory to the financiers!
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ioi ai an. in spue oi me iaci inai au irie repub
lican papers reproduced his speeches against free
silver he was beaten worse than any senatorial candi
date in recent years. Why ex periinent longer! Con
sessions and compromises are not expedient even if
they were right. Try to draw a platfor mwiUiont re
affirming the Kansas City platform and see what the
result will lie. No honest statement of the party's
position can be made without endorsing the position
taken in 1900. The whole aim of the reorganzers is
to secure an ambiguous platform with which to fool
the people and a presidential candidate under se
cret pledge to the money magnates.
Mr. Bryan will not co-operate with them in this
effort and therefore he is the recipient of their abuse
and malace. But neither abuse nor malicious mis
representation will avail. The issue must be met.
A HIGH RUN OF OCTOPIIBIA.
Neighborhood news from Nebraska is most dis
tressing, says the New York Commercial. The Rev
erencd Elisha Benjamin Andrews, D. D., chancellor
'of the Nebraska state university, has all the good
Golden-Rod folks up in arms and divjded into war
ring factions, ready to fly at each other's throats.
-He asked John D. Rockefeller to contribute $100,000
for building a "religious temple" on the university
grounds. s - ''" ' ' '
Perhaps there would have been no war in Ne
braska had jt he millionaire handed over the cash to
the chancellor without further ceremony. But, after
thinking a bit, he promised to give $()7,0M if the
people of Nebraska would pony, up '$33,000. Even
then thtre were no signs of balking in fact, only a
wee bit of unfavorable comment here and there.
Chaneellar Andrews went quietly to work and
wasn't long in getting $24,000 or eight-elevenths of
the requisite sum pledged. Then he appealed to the
people of Nebraska at large and put a regular prop
aganda for raising the remaining $,),(XXV Then it
was too, that Nebraska suddenly discovered that it
had been insulted by Millionaire Rockefeller and
Chancellor A ndrews. It promptly proceeded to turn
up its nose and sneer : "Not much 1 1 We accept that
sort of money! Not on vour life!" These Nehras
kans insisted that Mr. Rockefeller was not actuated
in making the gift by any other iuotive than to rear
upon the campus of the state university a monument
to himself, and that to accept any of his money was
to become the receiver of stolen proierty.
The receiver is as bad as the thief, of course and
a large part of the population out in Nebraska is
right now engaged in an effort to make some doubter
believe that the man who offers to give $67,(XX) for
a "religious temple" on the university campus is
a thief. eMantime, the subscriptions are coming in,
too. At last accounts the chancellor's paper was shy
only a few hundreds. . ; ! W
We are confdent that he will gather in the whole
$100,000, and we predict that when the time comes
for dedicating the temple you can't find a dozen Ne
braskans who will own to having opposed; the accept
ance of the money. The anti-Octopus fever runs
high or has a mild run, according to the fever tem
perment of the patient. In Nebraska it would.. ,
naturally run high, to the limit ip to the top of
the tube. When once it subsides they will be the
coldest most indifferent lot in the universe. Then a
thousand millionaires might scatter their "stolen
goods" knee-deep over the state and not a solitary
Nebraskan would bat his eye.
The battle of Borodino, fought between the French
and Russians near Moscow in 1812, was the most
murderous fight, not only of the last century, but per
haps of the last 500 years. The records show that
Borodino engaged armies from 120,000 to 130,000
on each side ; that there was but one day of vigorous
fighting; that the French, after pouring a most mur
derous cannon fire upon the Russians, advanced upon
the Russian position,' were repeatedly repulsed with
terrible loss, and finally rushed the soldiers of the
czar off their feet and out of their vantage ground.
Thv French won, but lost 12,000 killed, on the field,
and 28,000 wounded.' Fifteen thousand Russians
were slain and 30,000 wounded. Out of about 250,
000 men who made up the contending armies, 85,
000, or 34 per cent more than one third, were struck
by bullets, bayonets, or swords. At Waterloo about
45,000 men were killed or wounded out of perhaps
200,000. At Gettysburg about 160,(XK) fought, and
each, army had approximately 3000 killed and 14,000
wounded. In the Wilderness probably 200,000 men
were in action and the fight which lasted a week or
more ' resulted in a combined losa of about 8000
killed and 40,000 wounded.
What and where is Hongkong? Now, that's a fa
miliar name, but how many of us could answer the
question! Before reading the answer, be honest with
yourself and essay an answer of your own. We've
all heard a good deal of Hongkong, but avery small
percentage of us are perhaps aware that Hongkong
is a British island south of China, ' Most people be
lieve it to be a Chinese city. As a matter of fact, the
city is Victoria; there is no city of Hongkong at
least, as many of us believe. Hongkong is an island
literly covered with mountains, except in the north
ern part, where the city of Victoria (otherwise and
generally Hongkong) is located.' While the popula
tion is overwhelmingly Chinese, the city and island
are both British possessions.
Our remarkably interesting contemporary the New
York Tribune is up in arms because of the evident
desire on the part of war correspondents to alter the
spelling of Japanese, Corean and Russian names, as
well as those of Chinese places and rivers and bays.
The Tribune believes the far eastern situation is not
nearly so bad in this respect as the Balkan difficul
ties. For its part, it declines to take up with the new
fangled idea, but will stick to the old-time names
that we learned when children in school.
Western raisers of cattle are complaining bitterly
that they are getting less money per pound than they
received a few years ago. Eastern buyers are wail
ing because their steaks and chops are still extrava
gant in cost. If only 10 per cent of the devotees of
a meat diet should try vegetarianism for a few
months the packing houses might be brought to terms
says the New York Tribune.
"Is Relegated to the Front" is the first of a scare
head in the effete Salem Statesman. Sort of sent
back forward, as it were. '
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