The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 30, 1907, Page 14, Image 14

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The Cbiiimoner.
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U 'JA,
'Bny-slai'fl! that opo your frpwnless
oycs to twinklo
' From rainbow galaxies of earth's
creation, '
Airtl dow-drops on hor lonoly altars
As a libation.
Yo matin worshippers! who bonding
Boforo the uprisen Sun, God's lidless
Throw from your chalices a sweot
and holy
Incense on high.
Yo bright mosaics! that with storied
Tho floor of Naturo's temple tes-
"What numerous emblems of instruc-
' tlvo duty
Your forms create!
'Neath cloistered boughs, each floral
, boll that swingoth
And tolls its perfume on tho passing
Makes Sabbath In tho fields and ever
A call to prayer.
Not to the domes whore crumbling
arch and column
Attest tho feebleness of mortal hand,
But to that fane, most catholic and
Which God hath planned;
To that cathedral-, boundless as our
"Whose quenchless lamps the sun and
, moon supply;
Its choir the winds and waves, its'
or,gan thunder - ) I i
Its dome the skyf ' '
Tfforo, as In solitude and-shado I
Through the green aislesr' or
strotched upon the sod,
Awed by the silence, reverently
The ways of God, r-
Your voiceless lips, O Flowers! are
I living preachers,
Each cup a pulpit, every leaf a book,
Supplying to my fancy numerous
' teachers
From loneliest nook.
Floral Apostles! that in " dewy
t splendor
"Weep without woe, and blush with
out a crime"
O may I deeply learn and ne'er sur
render Your lore sublime!
"'Thou wert not, Solomon, in all thy
Arrayed," the lilies cry, "in "robes
like ours;
How vain your grandeur! ah, how
Are human ilowers!" -
In the sweet-scented pictures, heav
enly artist!
With which thou paintest nature's
wide-spread hall,
What a delightful lesson thou iin-
Of Ioyo to all!
Not usoloss are yo Flowers! though
made for pleasure;
Blooming o'er Held and w.avo, by day
and. night, u
From every source your sanction bids
me 'treasure
Harmless delight.
Ephemeral sages! what instructors
For such a world of thought could
furnish scope?
Each fading calix a memento mori,
Yet fount of hope.
Posthumous glories! nngol-like col
lection! Upraised from seed- or bulb interred
in earth,
Yo are to me a typo of resurrection,
And second- birth.
Were I in churchless solitudes re
maining, Far from all voice of teachers and
divines, -
My soul would find' in flowers of
God's ordaining,
Priests, sermons, shrines!
Horace Smith.
(London, 1S120
Persons who are too busy to take
an analytical view of the question are
apt to fall into the error of congrat
ulating themselves and the country
upon the showing made by the United
States Steel corporation in its state
ment of profits for the fiscal year and
the announcement that the United
States treasury contains a surplus of
The United States Steel corpora
tion boasts of a net profit of more
than $182,000,000 for the year. This
stupendous sum represents part of
the tribute the people of the United
States pay for the perpetuation of a
national policy that has long since
outlived its day of usefulness, if, in
deed, it was ever useful for any pur
pose save that of granting to the few
special privileges at the expense of
the great army of citizens who did
net come under its beneficent favor
itism. The protective tariff made
possible the conversion of the steel
industry into a gigantic monopoly,
freight free. The steel trust pleads
that this difference in' the pricoof its
products is duo to the competition
abroad, vhich is true only in the
slightest degree, for by means 'of its
insidious business methods it has re
duced competition to the narrowest
The steel trust simply takes ad
vantage of the power that the pro
tective tariff bestows upon it to.mulct
the American promoter out of more
money than it demands of the for
eign builder. The' old-time argu
ment is advanced that the tariff is
necessary for the protection of Amer
ican labor, but it is well to remember
that American labor gets no part of
the enormous sum that te set aside as
net earnings of the- corporation. This
great profit or a good proportion of
It, comes from the pockets of the peo
ple, and no part of it goes into the
pockets of the laborers. It is simply
the excess that is levied 'for the pur
pose of maintaining a policy that
would impoverish a people with few
er resources than Americans possess.
The people are beginning to realize
that a system that enables any insti
tution to pile up profits of more than,
half a million dollars a day for every
day in the year is a system that is
unjust, unwise and undemocratic.
Even the firmest advocates of the
policy have commenced to notice this
growing sentiment, and the politi
cians whose desire for success over
balances their patriotism are serious
ly asking themselves whether the
tariff is good for another president,
meaning that they have imposed up
on the patriotic sentiments of the
people for success at the polls in
times past. The people are not in
the humor to be fooled in the same
manner again, and they have about
Concluded that the protective tariff
brand of patriotism is not up to the
standard of purity.
If any further proof were needed
to emphasize the iniquity of the pro
tective tariff, that proof" is furnished
by the surplus of $87,000,000 in the
United States treasury. This surplus
represents the excess of taxes that
are taken from the pockets of the
people after all the expenditures of
one of the most profligate adminis
trations in the history of the coun
try have been paid. It represents
the sum of money that is diverted
from the legitimate channels of trade
and held for no good purpose. The
United States needs no such surplus
rne money snouitt
and the mereinc of all tho varied in
Ai. i i. i xn in ita tronniitiw
leruma iu mat uraucil oi uie COUn- " "" -sjj. xuc muucj auuum
try's wealth was a natural conse- e in tae hands of the people, who
.. M- 1..L1.- ill l 1.1 o nrn ifo rtrrVi fit1 rtnmm.r . A n.V,
nueuutj. iu ueiAtsr uiusirauon or uie
working of this iniquitous policy Js
needed than tho manner in which the
great combine, the child of a pater
nal government and the product of
a country's indifference, exacts trib
ute from the people. It is a well
known fact that the steel trust
charges American customers more
for the products of its mills than it
charges the foreign customer, and
the protective tariff makes the con
cern safe in doing it. The American
railroad builder pays $28 a ton for
steel rails with freight added, while
the same quality of rails are sold
Tib road for $19 a ton laid down,
I promise to attend all the primaries of my party to be held between
now and tho next Democratic National Convention, unless unavoidably
prevented, and to use my influence to secure a clear, honest and straight
forward declaration of the party's position on every question upon
which the voters of the party desire to speak.
are its rightful owners, and where
it would be were it not for the exac
tions of tariff that is a menace to the
honest enterprises of the land. If
this country were a weak and incon
sequential nation a surplus might be
needed to give it credit with other
nations, but no such conditions exist
hore. The credit of the United
States is as good as that of any na
tion, but the protective tariff has had
no part in making it so. Rather
tho country's credit is good despite
such a tariff.
Tho day is not far distant when
the ills from which the untry is
now suffering on account of the tariff
will be cured, and when that time
comes American labor, American in
dustry and American commerce will
be the beneficiaries. Fort Worth
(Texas) Record.
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