The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, July 13, 1906, Page 15, Image 15

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JOLT 13, 1006
The Commoner.
Editorials By Commoner Readers
Henry Haubens, Omaha, Nebr. I
hope that a way may be found to
place The Commoner to a greater ex
tent in the handsof the general pub
lic. A good many of the middle and
working class would take the paper
and enjoy and profit by reading it,
if the men could be reached person
ally. Perhaps those who have access
to the list of .voters in each precinct
could secure a list of the doubtful
voters who should be supplied with
The Commoner and if need be, paid
for through the funds of those who
are willing to make a little sacrifice
for the good of the cause. I am al
ready paying for six subscribers so
that the paper may be read by certain
parties whom I know to be partisan
to such an extent that they would
not pay for a paper representing views'
opposite from those now entertained
by them. . I am willing to pay for five
more subscriptions to be sent where
they "will do the most good. ' '
L. T. Johnson, Shenango Forks,
N: Y. I have been a democrat all my
life. At one time I thought a great
deal of Grover Cleveland and David
B. Hill. I discovered Grover would
not do about the middle of his last
administration. I cut David B. Hill's
name out when he arose in the senate
to oppose the income tax. I have a
particularly high opinion of William
Randolph Hearst and I want to say to
you, in my opinion, he will be the
next governor of New York by the
largest majority ever given a gov
ernor in that state. They are
trying to prevent his nomination, but
even if they succeed, he could run
independent and be elected, for I do
not think the people of New York
would stand for another steal, as they
did at the mayorality election last
fall. Mr. Editor, you recently threw
some bouquets at Mr. Roosevelt.
Please do so no more. I am sixty
two years of age and with the good
Lord's permission, I hope to live long
enough to see a democrat in the white
house. Best wishes for The Common
er8 success.
L. W. Beaman, Sterling, Kansas
I fully concur in the "Barber Shop
Fund" suggested by Mr. G. W. Con
rath of Bowling Green) Ohio. I ana
ready and willing to place one year's
subscription in one of our best shops
here as soon as authorized to do so,
and will consider I have done a good
deed, and like bread cast upon the
waters, it will return many days
William Garrison, Pond Creek, Okla.
I enclose copy of two clippings
from an old scrap book that might bo
read now with some interest. I have
many more when you have room for
them. One of these clippings is an
extract from the speech delivered by
William B Gladstone at Leeds in 1880.
Mr. Gladstone said: "I will say this,
as long as America adheres to its
protective system your commercial
supremacy is secure. Nothing in this
world can take it from you while
America fetters her own strong hands
"and arms, and with those fettered
arms is content to compete with you
who are free in neutral markets." The
other clipping refers to a speech de
livered by William Lloyd Garrison at
Hyannis. Referring to the fact that
the civil war had been ended twenty
five years, Mr. Garrison said: "Still,
to the minds of many the war is not
yet over, and the same excessive
Extremely Tow Rates
for tho round trip to Canadian, Nortliorn Now York,
and Now ISngland Points via MICIITGAN U1SN
TRAL, "Tho Nlngnru Falls Iloutc." For comploto
information, call oraddrnss C. 0. Morrill. Traveling
PassonRor Agent, Tonlh & tt alnutSts., KansasClty,
Mo. w. J. Lynch, Puss. Tronic Manager, Chicago.
H. x. No. 11CJ
taxation that only the most devoted
patriotism could then bear for tho
country's sake, sits fixed upon our
shoulders like the old man of tho
seas. The party whose noblest exemp
lars deplored the burden which patriot
ism willingly assumed, now makes it
an article of faith that they shall be
continued. At the expense of tho
industries and labors of the people,
an enormous and (angerous surplus
threatens the welfare and the morals
of the government. It invites the
schemes of plunder and wastfulness.
It demoralizes public sentiment and
debauches public men. Its connection
paralyzes the natural industries of
the United States and prevents the
existence of occupations that without
itor -withering, touch Would ' spring up
in the night like Jonah's gourd, fb
system that produces this is o stress
ed with defenses as hollow as they are
plausible. They aro built to deceive.
A protective tarif is simply a restrict
ive' tax. It is paid by the people it
especially t pretends to benefit. You
are asked"' to bolieve that a tax en
riches. Your good sense tells you that
it has only the powers to impoverish.
It may enrich a few; it certainly
impoverishes many.'.' .
Lerdy Miller, Albf a,. Iowa. After in
vestigating the packers at Chicago, Mr.
Garfield reported they were making
ninety-nine cents on a steer and 2 per
cent on the capital invested in their
business. This was 'intended to si
lence the "hayseeds" and grangers
and the sporadic "bellowing" of the
cattlemen about the awful exactions
of the beef trust. And, remember, too,
It was a close shave that they escaped
an actual financial collapse, for one
was impressed with the idea that the
packers, after all, were in business
simply for exercise and tho fun there
is in it. They confided to Mr. Garfield
that when they began operations on
a steer he was very much gross, and
it was only by diligently caring for
all the odds and ends that they real
ized a profit of ninety-nine cents.
They wanted the public to under
stand that by utilizing all the waste,
by saving all the hide and horns, hair
and hoofs, soap-grease and unassim
ilated hay and cornfodder, they were
just ninety-nine cents ahead, no more
and no less. They divulged a secret
no less startling that on the millions
that they have invested in their
plants, in their private car lines and
private meat shops all over the coun.
try, they realized a little, measley 2
per cent, and that only by saving
everything but squeals, grunts and
vacuums were they able to do that
well, The people were thus made cog.
nizant of the fact that the packing
business was very much "run down at
the heel." They were made aware of a
very wretched state of afTairs and the
charitably inclined were getting ready
to pass the hat and to bring in some
thing to temporarily allay a bread riot
among the packers. But just then
something happened. These suffering
packers were indicted because they
had a corner on insolvency. They
claimed they werevimmune from pros
ecution on evidence which they had
voluntarily given, which showed that
by scraping up all the hair and toe.
nails they made ninety-nine cents on
a steer. They also claimed immunity
because they had confessed that they
made "a profit of 2 per cent out of
fertilizers, nitrogen and gristles. But
Judge Humphrey dismissed the pack
ers without a trial, and he did right.
It would have been like striking a
woman to have "punished them. It
was the rankest kind of nonsense to
attempt sending them to the peniten
tiary on evidence that would send
them to the poor house.
A IB year bucccjs, with thousands In urn, Divides
swath, docs not bunco, wad, tangle, pound or thresh
tho liny, or knock heads off the clever. Work onhiu
Eido or level, in wind or calm, does not wind or clog or
elevate trash and manure with hay. Its adjustable
elevating carrier raises as load enlarges. Pats en bs
neMlike load. Easily detached from rack without
getting oft load. Docs not kick itaolf to pieces in a
season. Simple, easy to operate, compact and durable.
Sandwich J& Rake
Two In One a Tedder anaVRaka
-Batter Than ElUwr.
Tedders have seen their day. Tons tho hay Into light fluffy 'windrow ao hay "air
cures" quickly. Avoids stirring a second Urns, trampling nnd destroying leaves and
Kioang into cnair. luiucs cleaner than common rakes
and requires no dumping. Ahoy or girl old enough to
dilvo can handle- it. It does not rope the hay.
Beat pair liayznakinsr nnd saving tools on the mar
ket. Send for cataloguo and colored hangor.
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