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NOT ENTIRELY PHILANTHROPIC
( Continued From Pago 5.) t
bucU service, while in Europe thp rods
uro required to carry the raailsree
or for a very small amount. Thejpav
ornment pays the railroads as much
or more for carrying the mails ,than
it costs to operate the entire ti;ain
upon which the malls are carried.
"5. The railroads of Europe are re
nuired, so I understand, to protect life
by employing an army of watchmen,
flagmen, etc., and fencing the rlgjit-pf-way.
This costs the railroads adv Im
mense sum. '
"Now, if the people, through their
national and local governments,
donate the right-of-way, give millions
of acres of land and raise thousands,
yea millions of dollars, as an induce
ment for carrying the mails, is it any
wonder that their charges for trans
porting passengers and freight com
pare favorably with the charges made
in Europe where no aid was extended
to construct the roads and the gov
ernment requires them to carry the
mails free and to protect human life
jit great expense."
ANTIQUITY OF "TAINTED MONEY"
Suppose it is true, as they have dis
covered at the University of Chicago,
that there has been tainted money in
use since the beginning of things?
What follows then?
Professor Shepardson, described as
"a leading authority on American his
tory," tells us that "Faneuil hall, the
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cradle of liberty," was founded by
Peter Faneuil, who, by documents ex
tant in his own handwriting, is proven
to have made tainted money by
Suppose this is true? Suppose it is
true than Bunker Hill monument
stands in part for the profits of rum
tainted with additional profits on the
slave trade? Suppose the state house
at Richmond, Va., and the capitol at
Washington had at least 40 per cent
of the stones In them laid by tainted
money, derived from the profits of the,
slave labor brought from Africa in ex
changejjpr tainted rum?
SuppojKithi is only a small part of
what might be said of what went on
unchecked until it developed into the
civil war and the reconstruction period
when we may suppose that we had taint
enough accumulated in our money sup
ply to infect a planet?
What Is the argument from it at
the Chicago university when the ques
tion is of tainted money now and for
No matter what the Chicago argu
ment, the fact of history is that the
popular suffering accompanying such
things has been almost, if not quite,
past the belief of those who did not In
some measure share It,
There is a great deal, a very great
deal, in American history we cannot
afford to allow to repeat itself. And
most of this belongs to the history
made by tainted money. St. Louis
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LINCOLN, 1 NEBRASKA.
European travels, Lectures, Speeches
By William J. Bryan
A New Book
Under Other Flags
n..J?.b00lKils a comPation of Mr. Bryan's reports, describing his Euro
OSS' &. and .a number of his most popular" lectures. His European letters
a fourteen m number, descriptive of the tariff rebate in England, Ireland
and Her Leaders, France and Her People, The Switzerland Republic, Ger
fS2?,nd ??i?laU2n Russla and Her Czar, "Tolstoy, the Apostle of Love,
ab d and equally interesting accounts of Mr. Bryan's trip
Iht Thanksgiving Day Address delivered by Mr. Bryan at the banquot
Cuba, written by Mr. Bryan, aro reproduced in this volume,
entitled "Patriotism" delivered by Mr. Bryan at the banquet
ban veterans to Governor General Wood is herein reproduced.
nKflnlnn !--. it- T. . - n m. -j-ii x nr...l 1itn onnnara lit
Mv k nanicsgiving Day Address delivered by Mr. Eryan at the uanqu
given by the American Society of London, Nov. 26, 1903, is printed in full.
Thomi?itoI2,froin cRba. written by Mr. Bryan, are reproduced in this volume.
, The address entitled "Patriotism" delivered bv Mr. Bryan at the banquet
given oy the Cuban veterans to Governor General Wood is herein reprouueeu.
ttMJ; an ?,, artlF.Ies describing his first visit to Mexico also appears i in
Hina,eirtPti10r,,FlaE:s- An article wrftton by Mr. Bryan describing his sec
ond visit to Mexico is another feature of this volume. ,r .
nf n AKnqutV-rIn5 Ration" is tho title of a lecture delivered by Mr. Bryan
mJ11; of chaulauquas, and that lecture appears in full in "Under Other
nS; Jll?r a'$!clea are as follows: "Tho Attractions of Farming, an
?i? ? eni,tied. ' Pcace." which address was delivered by Mr, Bryan before
SEnSHW soIety in Now York Qlty, in January, 1904: Mr. Bryan s re
Er t0 tho committee appointed to nbtlfy him of his nomination to the presi
?n,K an,? hicU resnonso was entitled "Imperialism," and was delivered w
nnfta,Lolls' b"6 8' 190; Mr- Bryan's speech at tho St. Louis Convon
TTwJnwS0S.OIld,nB Sonator Cockrell's nomination, which speech was entitled
navo Kept tho Faith." 17
iaoo .ixumct flm a speech delivered by Mr, Bryan in Denver, January ii
volume sPeech was entitled "Naboth's Vineyard," also appears in tn,B
nnnA! ff aJCC Ryan's most popular loctures appear in "Under Other FJags
r?i?Vnl ,th,es? Iectures is entitled "Democracy's Appeal to Culture," and jg
delivorea before the Aiumnt Association of Syracuse University, in Now lorn
v!S?;J,Vluaryr,27-.1905' Another is the well known lecturo entitled
vaiuo of an Ideal." ,,
hn,m?ndV 0thGr FiaBrs" ,a wo11 Panted on good paper, and substantially
AiHinnll?, lo SL JthKl.ivolumo has been very gratifying. M .... n fs noW
rMrtv Anu?hii thQ flrt edition appeared in December, the fifth edition Is joj
nn ?hii Ue,Uvery. The volume of sales increases from day to day. Affenw
und tho book an easy seller and order them in lots of from 25 to 100.
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