Consecrated Perfidy

Republican editor Edward Rosewater criticizes the strike commission investigation and argues little of value will emerge from its recommendations because railroads have so much influence. Rosewater includes a little poem about Thomas Scott, the president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, ridiculing him as self-absorbed and arrogant.

Bryan evidently believes in reciprocity. Hence his determination to "labor earnestly" for the election of Boyd.

Labor Commissioner Carroll D. Wright, when interviewed regarding the results of the recent investigation into the great Pullman strike, is quoted as expressing a belief that the investigation will do much good in the end and that out of it will come some valuable recommendations. We quite agree with Mr. Wright. The investigation has done much good in disclosing the fact that the United States commissioner of labor is under obligations to the Pullman company for a pass entitling him to the free use of its cars upon any railroad in the country. Out of it will come the valuable recommendation that some more stringent legislation be provided to prevent the corruption of federal officials by the offer and acceptance of bribe passes. There may be other good results, but this much is already assured.

Editor Bryan promises the public that the opinion of his paper upon public questions will not be left in doubt. This is a most radical change in policy to commence with. Heretofore its readers have been given glimpses of all sides of all questions and have been allowed to make blind guesses at its position on them. Such a complete reversal of its previous policy may be too much for the public. Better go slow about it.


New York Evening Sun

  • Great, great, great.
  • Great Scott! Oh can it be
  • That any one else in the wide, wide world
  • Is great and good like me?
  • Oh, fortunate the nation,
  • Thrice blest the ship of state
  • That has me for a pilot.
  • Me! Grover, consecrate!
  • 'Twas I anointed Gresham,
  • And Blount and dusky Lil:
  • Then consecrated myself anew
  • To a revenue tariff bill.
  • I blessed free coal and iron,
  • Likewise free wool and flax:
  • And when they pressed me pretty hard
  • I blessed the income tax.
  • And then I wrote a letter
  • Which raised the old Nick-phew!
  • And though you may not think it,
  • That was consecrated too.
  • "Dishonor-party perfidy!"
  • 'Twas thus I called it flat:
  • But now, to show how great I am,
  • I've consecrated that!

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha Daily Bee
  • Source: Omaha Daily Bee
  • Citation: 4, 4
  • Date: September 3, 1894