The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 12, 1904, Page 13, Image 13

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    'AUGUST 12, 1904,
The Commoner.
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go Daily News. - , .
wo may come to government owner-
ship of the railroads in this country, I
out u we do, it will ncyor bo by
ownership by the states. The rail
roads are no longer state Institutions
except in name. They have become
traus-contintental systems and must
remain so. People- will never put up
with any system that shall divide these
systems again into separate lines, thus
destroying that unity which is so es
sential to rapid and cheap transporta
tion. The country suffers already too
much from conflicting laws passed by
the various states in regard to cor
porations. The trust problem and the
railroad problem can not be solved
on lines of states rights. They must
be met by federal enactments, if at
all. Mr. Bryan's idea that the rail
roads could be owned by the separate
states, and then a board composed of
representatives of the various states
could deal with the joint traffic of the
lines, is not a satisfactory solution
of the difficulty presented by owner
ship of the railroads by various states.
We do not believe that government
ownership is necessary in the United
States, and we do not believe it will
be favored by the people, rf the rail
roads will themselves, in the interest
of fair play and of public protection,
favor a policy of the widest publicity
of their affairs and of a reasonable
government regulation of rates. Wall
Street Journal.
Government Ownership.
If the question of whether the gov
ernment should take over the rail
roads of the country could ever be
submitted to a popular vote in this
nation it would overwhelmingly carry;
not particularly becauso there is any
great desire on the part of the peo
ple to undertake this quasi-public
function, but simply and solely be
cause the railroads, by their indefen
sible and unpatriotic acts, havo so
exasperated the people that they would
favor the plan as a matter of self
defense. The railroads of the country today
hold the people in a despotic grip.
They charge whatsoever they please
for the carriage of freight and passen
gers, they build up one town at the
expense of another, just a3 the sel
fish interests and investments of their
officials dictate, they debauch and cor
rupt not only our politics but our
professional men.
Here in Nebraska we have had suqh
numerous and striking examples of
the power of the aggregated railroads
that public sentiment is pretty well
crystallized in favor of the govern
ment owning them. There is scarce
ly a business man in the city who has
not felt the iron hand or the road,
reaching out each year to grab more
of his legitimate profits, simply be
cause they feel the need of more
money. In the last ten years the cap
italization or bonded indebtedness of
the railroads has been doubled with
out any corresponding increase in
mileage, but simply and solely be
cause there were excellent opportune
ities for stock jobbery and big rake
offs. The people are left to foot the
bills in the shape of highly increased
In order to entrench themselves
against legislative restriction, which
has proven a farce and delusion with
federal judges selected by the rail
roads to enjoin all laws enacted, the
roads have undertaken to run our pol
itics, In each state they select the
dominant party for their favors, and
as the dominant party is usually in
the hands of a machine, or at least of
an aggregation of selfish politicians,
they are all the more ready to accept
the proffered aid and to promise in re
turn Indulgences in the shape of "prop
er" legislation or shaved taxes. It
rtnes not matter what political party is
concerned. The roads are ready to do j
business and the politicians meet
thorn around tho corners.
Just now it prcsonts tho spcctaclo
of the railroads, forced to face a Just
assessment of thoir property before
tho state board of equalization and
wrested in tho republican state con
vention of their usual power to nom
inate governors and United States
senators, conspiring with tho reform
party leaders to take tno state away
from tho republicansand the reform
party leaders are looking as pleased
and tickled as though they had drawn
a prize. It is safe to say that if the
ranroaus wish to mako a bargain
with tho fusion leaders the bargain
can be made, because party success
and not tho people's real welfare ia
tho politician's ideal of government.
The cry of paternalism and social
ism, of Interference with legitimate
business, will be raised whenever pub
lic ownership is broached. We will bo
told of tho great dangers attaching to
putting railroad employes upon tho
government payroll, in spite of the
fact that the postal department ex
periment has proven false all theories
of the great political power this would
give the party in control. These cries
and arguments are losing their force;
municipal ownership Is proving their
The first great task before tho peo
ple is to loosen the grip or the rail
roads upon the mon they send to con
gress and to the legislatures of the
states. Most of them aro recipients
of railroad aid if not absolutely picked
out by the roads, and against their
inertia and disinclination to act a tre
mendous force must be exerted. It
will come in time, just as all reforms
have, but tho task is greater than even
that involved in getting the Australian
ballot, which was adopted by this
country after practically all other
countries employing the ballot had put
it in force. Lincoln, Neb., News.
Bryan Sounds Tho Toscln.
Already has Wm. J. Bryan thrown
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tho closo of the present presidential
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