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Spencer, in Lincoln (Neb.) Commoner.
BUT ARE THE PEOPLE POWERLESS ?
Warren, in Boston Herald.
SPRING WE WANT.
Handy, in Duluth News-Tribune.
REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE.
B. S., in Columbia (8 C.) State.
THE "STAND-PAT” GRIP.
Bartholomew, in Minneapolis Journal.
ANOTHER RISE IN GASOLENE.
JOHN D.—To be sure; I'll just pull the other leg a bit. 620
Macauley, in New York World.
Powers, in Boston American.
(Reproduced by special permission of W. R. Hearst.) THEY DO N'T LIKE THE “MUCK-RAKE."
COAL Trust-Have you no pity on this poor man? 1. After you had made a thrilling attack on the “ Man with the Muck. Rake,"
and you had swatted and lambasted him in the most merciless “Where is the advance to come from if it is not charged manner
up to the consumer of domestic coal?"- From the Rail2. If you suddenly learned that you ought to have attacked the Muck- roads answer to the Miners. Heap instead of the Muck-Rake. Would n't it dee-press you?
Jack, in the Pueblo Star-Journal.
UMPIRE WITH THEM.
Warren, in the Boston Herald.
TARIFF REF ATO
THE TIDE INSURGENT.
can't stop it-it simply won't obey me!"
Bengough, in the Chicago Public.
SUBSTANCE AND SHADOW.
The Beef Trust Criminal: No, Mr. Policeman; the Morris, in the Spokane Spokesman-Review.
judge says you can't touch me; I have taken the im"STRIKE AND BE D—D! WHILE YOU EAT YOUR. munity bath. But you can put my shadow under arrest, SELF POOR I'LL SELL MYSELF RICH." you know, and send it to jall if found guilty !
THE MUCK-RAKE versus THE MUCK.
The Attempt of The Special-Pleaders For of their corrupt practices. In a great moral
conscience is seeking to unhorse and to banish Common Honesty and Moral Idealism. the great criminals in the business world and OWEVER much those who appreciate of morality should unite to bring to a success
their powerful allies in political life, all friends the importance of pressing the war
ful termination the warfare against the guilty, for civic righteousness, until the great rogues and by no possible word or act should any one in the business world and the corruptors of seek to discourage the forces of moral progress. government and the grafters are driven from
An analysis of the President's words in his the seats of the mighty in business and state, famous “muck-rake” address shows that he may regret that President Roosevelt has given very carefully refrained from criticizing the the agents and hirelings of the alarmed crim
men and women who have become a terror inal rich and the corrupt political bosses the
to the evil-doers and to whom the friends of opportunity to pretend that he assailed the
business and political integrity are so largely great magazine writers, whose fearless and
indebted for the present moral awakening in nobly patriotic work has contributed in so
civic and business life. large a way to the moral renaissance that is terrifying the evil-doers, there was nothing in President Roosevelt's Description of The Mr. Roosevelt's description of what he con
Man With The Muck-Rake. sidered as a “muck-rake man" or in his cen
The papers owned and controlled by the sure of him that would not be seconded
interests that are alarmed over the public heartily seconded-by any of the high-minded awakening and the general demand that the and patriotic men and women whose labors
criminal rich no less than the criminal poor in the past have been so fruitful and whose
shall receive justice, have been so quick to work to-day is taking hold of the imagination
attempt to convey the idea that the President of all men and women of conscience and con
strove to discredit the magazine writers who viction who dare to think and who care more
have unmasked corrupt conditions and who for the eternal moral verities than they do for
are exposing to the reading public the secret personal ambition or the favor of the powerful wellsprings of political debauchery that make ones whose wealth is the result of indirection possible continued corruption and unjust and and unjust practices. It is perhaps not strange, however, that the oppressive legislation, that we feel it necessary
to show the falsity of their inferences and also champions of the plutocracy in their despair to point out how unequivocally the President for their masters, whose criminal deeds are
defended the work of the great magazine being exposed, persist in applying the Presi
writers. In describing his conception of the dent's opprobious epithet to the persons who
“man with the muck-rake” President Rooseare in every particular the reverse of what Mr. Roosevelt characterized as the “muck-rake his address as published in the Outlook:
velt said, according to the authorized copy of man.” It is therefore peculiarly unfortunate that the President's speech, which the enemies “In Pilgrim's Progress the Man with the of civic righteousness are using as justification Muck-Rake is set forth as the example of him for their attacks and for the purpose of dis- whose vision is fixed on carnal instead of spircouraging the rising tide of public interest in itual things. Yet he also typifies the man favor of pure government, should be so timed who in this life consistently refuses to see aught as to give aid and comfort to the criminal rich that is lofty, and fixes his eyes with solemn and powerful who shrink in terror at the pros- intentness only on that which is vile and depect of further investigations and exposures basing. Now, it is very necessary that we