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VOLUME 5, NUMBER 52
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Editorials hy Commoner Readers
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is on deposit among
samo banks are paying 3 per cent in
terest on individual deposits and if
"Uncle Sam" was paid the samo in
terest on his balance say $50,000,000
it would earn $1,500,000 yearly. Who
receives the boneflt of this interest
since "Uncle Sam" recoives none?
If the secretary of the treasury was
a "grafter" wouldn't it bo possible
under the present system of deposit
ing United States money for the sec
retary to receive "graft" from the
favored banks? Yearly deposits are
worth 3 per cent in dribs, "Uncle
Sam's millions aro worth as much at
least. Now can you or anybody else
explain why "Uncle Sam" continues
to be fleeced out of his interest?
H. B. Dye, Visalia, Calif. Enclosed
find a very plain and simple article
on "the money question. It is so sim
ple' that even bankers who think it
is impossible to understand the money
question, may be able to catch on.
President Roose olt, pleaso tell con
gress that money ought by no means
to be made of something hid in the
earth lest enough not be found and
its scarity effect the prices of things;
whereas supply and demand should
. do that. Or too much might be
found. Paper makes the best money
in the world and, like postage stamps,
any boy or girl knows how many
postage stamps are needed enough
to run the business. And when it
needs increasing . the government
t could issue now money to pay "some
' of its debts to the extent it might
be deemed best , to be increased
say to the amount It is now yearly
increased by gold and silver. All
' the people would share in the gov
ernment's thus paying Its bills, where
as now a few individuals, successful
miners, enjoy a monopoly of keeping
. up the money supply.
William H. Hawken, Denver, Colo.
In reading the president's message,
that part relating to the admission of
the four territories as two states, I
' was struck with the manner in which
he. dismissed the subject. I do not
mean, nor do I desire to appear, as
, censorious in speaking of same. It
strikes me, however, that the subject
is dismissed in a very arbitrary
manner. He says:
"There is no obligation upon us to
treat territorial subdivisions which
1 are matters of convenience only, as
binding us on the question of admis
sion to statehood."
From this I take it that the princi-
' pie of the right of the people to self-
government has at last become of
ing has taken up
congress during tho past few years,
than the question as to the statehood
to bo granted to the four territories
above mentioned." The president
recommends the admission of the four
territories as two states, and further
says "there is no justification for
Now, sir, I believe the majority of
Arizonians are opposed to this joint
statehood measure.- It is this: If
these four territories are admitted as
two states, then the financial inter-
been interested in politics every since
I could begin to see its importance.
I believe the true democratic party
represents the principles on which
the best government of this country
depends and I wish to do all in my
power to aid in carrying out these
principles. My plan is as follows:
"That the democrats in each town
ship of each county organize a club
or assembly that shall meet not less
than once a month at any place most
suitable to all parties concerned. That
ests of tho east will only have two this club shall be organized for the
overcome, instead of .purpose of promoting tne principles
of democracy in every possible way.
Each club of each, township shall se-
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resentation for-the reason that at the lect persons to represent their
inat cmodinn nf nntiPrAna thin inn pimp respective townships in a committee
was reported in the daily press as tnat shall be known as the county
having been used on the floor: "The committee.' This committee shall
representation west of the. Mississippi eeJ not less th.an once a month and
must be kept at-tho lowest possible -ts date of meeting shall be previous
notch" to that of the township clubs. The
Now, as I have stated at the begin-, purpose of this committee shall be
nimr. I do not nidation the motives to investigate the political affairs of
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of the president in his advocacy in
his message of this measure, yet I
believe that the time has arrived when
the states west, not only of the Mis
sissippi, but of the Alleghanies as
well, should stand together and man
fully fight against any and all meas
ures that tend in any way to limit
or reduce their just representation,
and this measure, I believe, sir, is
of this character and will, undoubted
ly, be introduced at this session.
Believing that I have stated this
proposition fairly, and while a Mis
sourian, I take great interest in Ari
zona and for that reason send you
this communication, trusting that it
may aid somewhat in fighting against
this outrage that may be perpetrated
on the people of Arizona.
. A. J. Doremus, Minneapolis, Minn.
There was a statement in The Com
moner some time ago that, when the
matter of a primary election law was
before the legislatureof Texas, some
one propczed an article for the law,
to the effect that there might be
placed upon the ticket a resolution or
statement of principle forming a plat
form for which the voters wished the
nominee to stand. If such an article
was not secured then, I hope the
people of Texas will roll up their
sleeves and go for it again and again
their county and especially to inves
tigate the character and political be
liefs of the persons most likely to be
chosen to represent the democratic
party in the county offices, and to re
port the result of these investigations
to the township clubs; the members
of the committee reporting to their
"Each county committee shall se
lect one of its own members to repre
sent its respective county in a com
mittee that shall be known as "the
state committee.' This committee
shall meet not less than, once a'
month and its date of meeting shall
be previous to that of 'the courity
committee.' The purpose of this 'state
committee' shall be to investigate the
political affairs of the state and es
pecially investigate the character and
political beliefs of the persons most
likely to represent democracy in the
state offices and to report the result
of these investigations to the county
committees; each member of the state
committee reporting to his respective
'county committee.' The 'county com
mittee' shall then 'transmit this re
port to the township clubs; each mem
ber of the 'county committee' report
ing to his respective club."
If desired a national committee
could be formed in the samenanner
till they get it. "Let other states , as me state anrt ccunty committees
which have a primary election lawand reporting to the township clubs
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an"d mean to have popular election of
United States senators. In the mat
ter of election of senators by the
people, the citizens of any state, very
desirous of having it for themselves,
need n6t wait for the slow and cum
bersome process of amending the con
stitution. Let them amend their own
constitution so that it shall require
that tho voters at the proper election,
shall elect a senator ,and that this
election shall be binding upon the
legislature, whose , sole . function it
shall be to declare tliat the said man
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of election which t the senator-elect
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respond exactly .' with t that, which he
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process is toforestall any possible
quibbling in the, senate' asjto his elec
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Believing, as you -do, that all good
government must come directly from
the people, I -have formed a plan to
in the same manner. As you see the
result of this plan would be to keep
the people posted on all the political
affairs of the county state and nation
and would give them a better chance
of selecting honest and capable men
at their primaries. "Sour primary
pledge could be used in connection
with this by having each member of
the township clubs sign and keep the
As you will doubtless perceive, the
plan is shown here in a very crude
form for I have not had the time
to develop it, but if improved and
developed by older and wiser heads
than my own I believe it would be
useful in bringing the affairs of gov
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1908, in San Diego or Los Angeles,
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of the day, emphasize Jackson's
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