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The Plattsmouth Journal
DAILY AND WEEKLY.
C. W. SHERMAN, Editor.
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Entered at the postotfice at Plattsmouth, Ne-1
braHka. as second-class matter.
Official County Paper.
PRESSING THE TARIFF FIGHT.
Appreciating the fact that the fight
for free trade has only just begun, and
that the present status of tariff reform
is but a short step iu the direction of
the goal toward which the destinies of
the American republic are tending,
some of the most eminent advocates of
the doctrine of free exchange of com
modities are preparing to extend the
plan of campaign in various ways and
to wage war upon the forces of protec
tion and special privileges in new direc
tions and new quarters. One plan
which has been adopted involves the
invasion of the very headquarters of
the protectionist camp.
This plan comprehends the organiza
tion of a manufacturers' free trade
league. The very name sounds para
doxical at iirst.so accustomed have the
ears become to the republican yawp
that "protection benefits every Amer
ican manufacturer.'' Hut notwith
standing the prevalence of the falla
cious idea that most manufacturers are
protectionists, the new league has al
ready been organized and the Hon. Tom
Johnson of Ohio, himself a millionaire
manufacturer and an enthusiastic free
trader, has been elected the first presi
dent of it. This league can do good
work fur the cause of free trade. The
very organization of manufacturers for
the prosecution of a campaign having
for its object the addition to other free
American institutions of the right of
free exchange of commodities is in it
self a refutation of the ridiculous pro
tectionist claims that all manufacturers
desire the retention of high protective
The necessity of strong, sustained
and united effort on the part of all
friends of free trade at this time and
during all the time between now and
the next presidential election is ap
parent. A step has been taken in the
direction of tariff reform in the adop
tion by congress of the amended Wil
son bill, but a long stretch of hard road
ia yet to be covered before the desired
consummation of absolute free trade
can be arrived at. The difficulties
which attended even the passage of the
Wilson bill were terrific, and others
nearly as formidable will have to be
surmounted at each succeeding step in
the direction of the abolition of all
protective tariffs. Hut these difficulties
were all foreseen and taken intoac
count by the earlier advocates of tariff
reform. In May of 1S93 the Hon. David
A. Wells, an eminent supporter of the
free-trade doctrine, wrote a letter to
the editor of American Industries,
which was truly prophetic. Every pre
dictiou he made has since come to pass
Among other things he said:
It would be a great mistake to sup
pose that the contest on behalf of this
great principle of human liberty bad
been fully won, and that its friends
can afford to relax anything of effort
in its behalf. There are more
than fitty corporations and trus's in
the United States to whom the ex
penditureof $1,000,000 each would be
a matter of small importance, pro
vided all tariff legislation during the
next twelve months can be prevented
mere is nocning mat ngnts more
strenuously against any interference
than privilege, especially privilege
created and maintained by a perversion
of the taxing power by government;
and it is also certain that every device
which unlimited money and fertility of
resource can put into action will be
used in the next congress to prevent
the will of the people, as expressed in
the last national election, from taking
shape in tariff reconstruction.
And this was written in May of 1893!
The handwriting on the wall at Bel
shazzar's feast was not half so clear,
nor was the prophecy it set forth ever
fulfilled more completely and exactly
than have been the predictions that
Mr. Wells made over a year ago.
Mr. P. J. Faltbk, of the precinct,
is mentioned by his friends as a
suitable candidate for county commis
sioner in this district on the demo
cratic ticket. Mr. Falter is well quali
fied for the office, and his popularity
makes bim just the man to give Candi
date Dutton a good beating at the
polls. The democracy could make no
" T Mn HenryHenffpei iinu " culiuiCU
21 . Tnaifliiv marnintr for a
'or the best lading
inds. I mrtrha piBit at Ashland
"THEY FAVOR A PARITY."
The following is the resolution
adopted by the Saline county republi
can convention at Wilber the 11th on
the money question:
"Resolved, That we favor a parity of
gold and silver as the coin of this
country in such amounts as shall fully
meet the requirements or commerce
and the needs of the people."
This takes the cake. They want "a
parity of gold and silver, in such
amounts as shall fully meet the re
quirements of commerce and the needs
of the people." If they had started out
with the intention of not letting the
rank and file of the party know what
position they intended to take on the
money question they could not have
adopted a better plank,for it absolutely
says nothing and contains nothing but
ambiguity. They use the word rAitrry,
as the doctors do the word malaria, in
applying it to "commerce and needs of
the people." It is nothing but wind
and gall. It is enought to disgust any
republican who has an honest opinion
on the question. If the convention
was iu favor of the use of silver why
did they not say so? If it favored a
gold standard, a double standard, a
free coinage of both metals of home
product, why not say so V But this
would not mislead the people, so it
jumped astride of parity and rode it
into a fog or jumble of words that
mean nothing. There can be no
"parity of gold and silver," except by
law, any more than there is between a
pound of pork and beef, a bushel of
corn and wheat, a pound of lead and
iron or a horse and cow. The ratio is
made by the law fixing the unit of
value the dollar to contain so much
of gold or silver and an unlimited
mintage of such dollars will fix the
value of each the same as the other,
which is "parity." There can be no
parity between the units of different
things unless the market price happens
at some time to be the same. It takes
the edict of authority or legislative
enactment to fix a ratio and parity be
tween given amounts of gold and sil
ver, otherwise the whims and caprices
of men would cause constant and vio
lent fluctuations in their prices and
tnus destroy their usetullness as a
measure of values, a standard money.
a medium of exchange.
REFORM IS DEMOCRATIC.
St. Louis Republic.
Republicans took the sugar trust to
Washington. The work of a tariff
lobby, the insertion of an increased
rate, the substitution of specific for ad
valorem duties are as blackly repub
lican as the presence aDtl vote of a re
If republicans bad not dissipated the
surplus, tariff reform would not have
been beset with the many difficulties
which arose from the necessities of im
If the democratic policy, which, from
1846 to 1S60, had almost entirely
separated the question of business
prices from the question of federal
taxation, had not been interrupted by
the rush of republicans to excessive
protection under the guise of war
taxes, there would be this year none of
the disturbance and immorality which
have disgusted the people.
Every tariff trust which threatens,
buys and persuades legislators is a
creation of the republicans. Under
democratic rule such vampires could
never have been begotten. There
might have been trusts, but not trusts
for tampering with the tax power.
Give the democratic party ten years
of consecutive power and it will purify
the revenue from scandalous bargains,
as it did in the ten years ending with
the law of 1857.
Legislation on great controverted
questions has always responded to
reason somewhat Blowly. Legislation
which involves manifold interests on
one side and reason on the other is
seldom better than a comDromise.
Aware of this rule of events, the next
generation will wonder that the demo
cratic party could accomplish so much
for tariff reform in 1894. With a re
publican bankrupt treasury and a horde
of powerful republican tax-eaters, high
tariffs and everything their way except
the honest resolution of the democratic
Iieform could not put its finger on a
schedule without calling out protests,
influences, money and casuistry. There
is scarcely a schedule of the McKinley
bill which could not number tariff re
formers among its friends. Iieform
everything else, but don't touch this
such is the story the democratic legis
lator hears from friends whose spirit is
willing but whose flesh is weak. That
is the curse of protective taxes. They
breed in all men the habit of corrup
tion. They dull the instinct of free
and equal government.
If a business has no government
bounty, it expects none and Bees the
Constipation and sick headache
incurable iniquity of the bounty sys
tem. Confer a bounty, and the bounty
becomes a part of its assets. Try to
take the bounty away, and it rallies all
its strength and all its friends, lie
form is forced to contend not only with
the business itself, but with every so
cial and pecuniary connection it can
bring to bear.
Republicanism has been busy wher
ever there is a bounty in a democratic
district or state. The influences of the
bounty receivers have been gathered (o
menace and entice the democratic con
gressman or senator. iot in all cases
has duty to democratic doctrine out
weighed these concentrated influences.
Nor will it be until the tariff is for
revenue only that the bounty disease
will be eradicated. All the violent
and insidious foi ms of corruption will
appeal to the weakness of legislative
character until the republican partner
ship between the government and pri
vate wealth hunters is dissolved.
Each session of reform will make the
next easier. This session has wit
nessed the heaviest battle. Repub
licanism has been defeat d in the open
fight and in democratic caucuses. It
the people will stand firm by the party
of reform, the next congress will have
a healthy revenue situation to deal
with and can push out republicanism
with clean principle. The fraud of
specific duties can be rectified. Raw
materials can be freed and manufac
tures be enlarged.
All opposition to logical reform this
year has been republican. It makes
no difference whether a fesv democrats
listened to the purring voice of the
tempter or not. There is weakness of
character among soue democratic
politicians, and an era of bcunty-sell-
ing cannot last thirty years without
affecting all weak moral supports. As
long as they can find excuses in cus
toms around them, there will be legis
lators in every party who will succumb
to the pressure of self-interest. It is
the business of the people to remove
the semi-respectability of the law and
custom. Remove republicans and re
publicanism. Remove McKinley ism as
McKinley was removed. Give democ
racy the power to enact a tariff for
revenue only in order that the ghastly
scandals of bounty deals may no more
disgrace the land.
PROTECTION'S FET FRAI I.
St. Louis Republic,
Tom Johnson of Ohio is a radical
free trader who cannot bring himself
to apologize for the tariff bill.
Tariff reformers do not apologize for
the protection that is in the bill, but
for the free trade that conscientious
effort managed to fasten down in spite
of the trained opposition of long
pampered protection forces.
With Tom Johnson the southwestern
free trader is grumbling at the defeat
of the Wilson bill. Rut he takes what
a protectionist majority in the senate
would give and is glad that a reduc
tion was affected. The McKinley law
would be a disgrace, while the new bill
is only a disappointment.
The southwest will thank Mr. John
son if he will unrestingly teach around
his Cleveland home the great fault of
the bill. It is not a sugar tax or a
raw material tax, but the maintenance
of specific duties. That is the shame
of the senate and of the bill.
Anybody can see how specific duties
are frauds. For example, they defeat
the advantages of modern improve
ments. We are sure that improved
processes will cneapen production
every year. But a specific duty re
mains the same until repealed. At the
time of adoption a duty of 50 cents a
yard or pound may seem a fair impost
on an article that cost $2. Hut if new
machinery, new transportation or
something else reduces the cost in the
world's markets to 50 cents, your duty
of 25 per cent becomes one of 100 per
cent and your people are outrageously
Specific duties are frauds also in
grouping several grades of goods under
one rate. It may seem moderate to
charge 25 cents on all goods of a cer
tain kind which cost not more than $1.
But when you come to look closely you
will see that the great bulk of the
goods cost only from 25 cents to 50
cents often not more than 10 cents.
So that the tax is really 50, 100 or 150
The senate perpetrated a gross fraud
when the ad valorem principle of the
Wilson bill was changed to protection's
favorite friend, specific duties.
Dwell upon the specific duties, Mr.
Johnson. A sincere free trader will
surely make converts by exposing how
the fraud works.
Well and Cistern Work.
Chas. Edgerton is now prepare d to
do work in the line of digging, clean
ing and repairing wells and cisterns,
and guarantees first-class work. Leave
orders at Geo. Weidman's.
Atkinson's famous "White Rose"
perfume at Gering & Co's.
N &i ROOT.
A CULDKN O I'I'OKTl'NIl Y.
Democrats in Nebraska have the op
portunity to break down republican
domination in that state forever by
proper fusion with the populists. Will
they do it, or will they give additional
currency to the charge that the two
old parties are dominated by the same
forces by refusing fusion, putting an
independent ticket in the field, and
electing the republican ticket headed
by "Tattooed Tom? "--Chicago Times.
The theorists who are speculating ,
as to the cause of the suddm advance i
in the price of silver i:eed not look to
the war in the east for the reason.
That grand declaration for the free
coinage of silver which organized
labor sent to congress the other day
deserves more credit for the boom the
white bullion is justuow enjoying than
all the gossip about a proposed
Chinese silver loan.
Or. E. C. West's Nerve anil Brain Traatmcnl
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