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tho Incalculable amount of good it
would accomplish. Suppose for in
stance that for this propaganda work
The Commoner would be supplied ior
one cent a copy and that there are
now 100,000 subscribers. If each sub
scriber will contribute ten cents a
month for the next four years he will
bo the means of reaching 480 voters
who are perpetuating an unjust and
unnatural social system by their eco
nomic ignorance. The 100,000 will be
the means of reaching 480,000 who in
turn will reach thousands of others
and thus will the propagation of eco
nomic and social truth malce us free.
In towns and cities subscribers could
form groups of Ave and-ten and choose
one of their number as treasurer to
whom they would pay their contribu
tion and he would forward it to The
Commoner office. Of course there will
be no limit to what anyone should
contribute. But I wish to show what
can be doner by the small sum of ten
cents from each subscriber.
C C. Spencer, Lincoln, Nebraska
The love of liberty is so inherent in
the human being, that anything like
coercion, oppression, or tyranny, is
sure to develop the worst qualities of
human nature; namely, slyness and
deceit (the offsprings of fear) or reck
lessness and desperation (engendered
in bolder spirits which know no fear.)
We call it coercion in families; op
pression in commercial circles; ty
ranny in nations. Of course families
must have their rules; cities and
counties their ordinances and stat-
utes; nations their laws. Obedience
of such rules, ordinances, statutes and
laws, is the best safeguard for hap
piness in the family, prosperity in the
commercial circles and peace in tho
nations. But increasing intelligence
demands increasing liberties. Are our
laws, or tliose of any other natron
modified to suit the altered circum
stances of the times? Do wo suffi
ciently recognize the importance in
the social scale of the toiling masses,
who contribute to the health and pros
perity of the whole community.
U. G. Hunter, Hallsville, III. I be
lieve The Commoner is tho best paper
published for the people. I wish it
success. I like The Commoner for its
name that humble name reaches me,
as I am one of the common people.
When I receive it at the postoffice I
feel as though I had a warm friend
by the hand. I like it for its moral
teachings. I like it because I like its
editor; I like its editor because he
loves. righteousness and it is natural
for a righteous man to love righteous
ness. As a doctor from Illinois wrote
that he was sixty-seven years old and
had been praying thathe might live
to see a democrat in the president's
chair, I want to shake hands with
that doctor through the columns of
The Commoner, as I am a twin brother
in age and sentiment.
W. R. Bierly, Pittsburg, Pa. You
quote Mr. Castle as saying that in
1904 Uncle Sam paid the railroad
companies $46,000,000 for carrying the
mails. If you will turn to the report of
Get More Strength
from .Your Food
OTS-of-people are starving with
a full stomach.
"You know, it's not how much
1 l we Eat, but how we P'lgest that
makes us Strong, or Brainy, or Successful.
When the- Bowels are filled with undi
gested food we may be a great deal
worse off than if we were half starved for
want of Food. .
Because, food that stays too long in the
Bowels decays there, just as if it stayed
too long in the open air.
Well, when, food decays in the Bowels,
through delayed and overdue action, what
The millions of little Suction Pumps
that line the Bowels and Intestines then
draw Poison . from the decayed Food,
instead of the Nourishment they were
intended to draw.
This Poison gets into the blood and,
in time, spreads all oyer the body, -unless
the Cause of Constipation is promptly
That Cause of Constipation is Weak,
or Lazy, Bowel Muscles.
the interstate commerce commission
yoVw111 see that tho gross earnings
of the railroads in 1904-05 were $2,
03,177,325, of which $572,109,306 came
from passenger service: si.44n.iR2 7n
from freight and $51,885,256 from mis
It also showed that tho rail
roads paid last year in dividends to
the owners $196,080,237, a gain of
nearly $12,000,000 over the preceding
year. Now, if tho government, under
its power of eminent domain, took
the railroads at a fair valuation, and
issued 3 per cent bonds for the money
necessary, you see that what Uncle
Sam pays annually to the railroads
for carrying the mails would pay the
interest on an investment of $1,533,
333,333. Tho annual dividends, which
represent profits on all tho business
would pay the interest on au invest
ment of seven billions of dollars.
If tho government owned all tho
railroads, a rate of two cents a milo
would bring from tho passenger ser
vice still larger returns than now, be
cause there would be no free list and
everybody would pay tlie same as
everybody else. Besides the service
would be improved vastly in all its
The startling statement is credited
to an officer of- the Pennsylvania rail
road that during 1905 the lines of
that company east of Pittsburg alone
carried 250,000 persons free, many of
whom were, of course politicians and
"their sisters, and their cousins, and
their, aunts." All this debasing sys
tern would bo wiped out by govern
The subjects of rebates and pooling
would bo solved, In a statesman-like
Ifianner, and not by favor, or for the
private profit jf the officers of tho
railroad companies', as is now the
All the fuss in and out of congress,
about "controlling" and "regulating"
railroads is intended to postpone and
forestall government Ownership, which
is the only final solutiondefer it as
long as you will.
What is true of land transportation
is also true of water on ocean trans
portation. Instead of spending millions of our
money annually to build great Iron
battleships, let tho government build
and own its ocean greyhounds to
carry mail and passengers and ex
press. Put the officers and seamen
of the navy to work at something use
ful to our country and if they are
ever needed to defend It in war, they
will have some training that is worth
while. When the midshipmen at An
napolis who, according to Dewey, are
guilty of brutal practices, are put on
ships that work, they will not have
time for hazing and boxing, but will
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When your Bowel-Muscles grow flabby
they need Exercise to strengthen them
not " Physic" to pamper them.
There's only one kind of Artificial
Exercise for the Bowel-Muscles.
Its name4 is "CASCARETS," and its
price is Ten Cents a box.
Cascarets act like Exercise on the
Muscles of the Bowels, and make them
stronger every., time they force these
Muscles to act naturally.
The stronger these Muscles" propel the
food, the stronger does the friction of the
food act on the flow of Digestive Juices.
The more ofxtheseJulces that act on
food, the more Nutriment does that food
turn Into, and the richer nourishment do
the little Suction Pumps of the Intestines
- wui o. 11. ;!.
It needs only one Cascaret at a timo
to stimulate all the Bowel-Muscles enough,
without purging, discomfort or loss of
So, if you want the same natural
action that a six-mile walk in the country
would give you, (without the weariness)
take one Cascaret at a time, with intervals
between, till you reach the exact condi
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One Cascaret at a time will properly
cleanse a foul Breath, or Coated Tongue,
thus proving clearly its ready, steady,
sure, but mild and effective action.
A coming Headache can be warded off,
in short order, by a single Cascaret, and
the cause removed.
Heartburn, Gas-belching, Acid-risings
in the throat, and Colicky feeling are sure waves. Uncle Sam is big enough and
strong enough to run bis own ousmess
now. Let him do it.
Hiram A. Pettey, Stewartville, Minn.
I have always tried to believe in
President Roosevelt's sincerity but
confess my utter inability to do so,
His snubbing and giving the lie
direct to Whitney only serves to
strengthen my convictions along these
lines. It is in keeping with other
Did he not in a speech at Detroit,
in the 1900 campaign say that "all
democrats were cowards?" Did he
not in his life of Thomas Benton char
acterize Thomas Jefferson as one of
the "little presidents?"
He seeks to embarrass the demo
crats by stealing their thunder. If
be believe in railway rate regulation
and other reforms democratic, why
did he not insist on something be
ing inserted In the last national re
publican platform to that effect? But
the bread lie promises us i o. dwuo,
the weight of which is breaking our
backs, while he tours the country
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