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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1J
Letters from the People
W. L. Wilson, Maine, Minn. I
liavo always voted the republican
ticket till last fall I voted for Bryan
and, of course, was criticised for It,
but I oncloso an editorial from tho
Minneapolis Tribune (rep.) of April
29. I really believe if tbo election
could bo held over again today Min
nesota would give Bryan a large
George E. Dickson, 153 La Salle
Street, Chicago. I have read with
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plumbing and heating material, l urnlturo, rugs, otc
100,000,000 FEET OF MEW
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us, not through an agent. Tho papers will -be sent one year each
XrE Pt f rdGrS' ReneWalS wiU count -SiS new
Stoto plainly what you want, inclose proper remittance, and
great interest tho series of letters
from democrats all over the country
giving their ideas as to the causes
which led to the failure of tho dem
ocratic national ticket in the recent
election. Many of the causes given
had their weight, of course, but I
believe all will agree that the use of
money on election day was the prin
cipal cause for the failure. Walter
Wellman within a week of the elec
tion in one of his letters shows how
tho "legitimate" use of money made
success for the republican national
ticket in Ohio and Indiana possible.
This "legitimate" use of money con
sisted in manning the polls by paid
workers, hiring carriages, etc., and
it gives rise to a suggestion that all
expenditures of this character ought
to be prohibited by law. At a re
cent city election in Chicago a large
amount of money was used and I am
reliably informed that a sum which
averaged $400 to the precinct was
delivered to the precinct captains of
one of the leading political parties
on the day before the election. This
money was to bo used in hiring
"workers." The operation was as
follows: A voter of impecunious ap
pearance approaching the polls or
hanging around would be approached
and hired as a worker and paid $4
for his services. A bad ire would "ha
pinned on his coat and his first duty
as a worker, of course, was to enter
the polls and vote. He re-appeared,
stood around a little while, edged
off to some little distance away from
the polls and finally disappeared
around a corner, removed his badge
and was gone. He. was not up
braided for deserting his post and,
or course, he had simply sold his
vote for $4. As stated above, the
amount which was probably spent
would have purchased 100 votes in
each precinct. The actual .increase
in value of the stock of a public ser
vice corporation here, whose further
lease of life depended on a result of
this election, was more than double
the amount necessary to provide the
1,400 precincts with $400 each. I
believe that if the states would each
pass laws making it unlawful for
any political party or individual to
hire workers at the polls or to hire
carriages or other means of bringing
voters to the polls, it would be al
most impossible for the corporate in
terests to control elections. Such a
law would be fair to all and it would
be Impossible to use a large cam
paign fund in an election. The ex
pense of a campaign ought to be
limited to the printing and mailing
of literature, traveling expenses of
speakers, rent of halls, etc., and the
party that could not have the services
of speakers and workers who donated
thoir time should go without. Let
the6 legitimate exnense on election
day be limited to such officers of the
election as are paid by the state, such
as judges and clerks, and we will
come nearer getting a correct expres
sion of the peoples' preferences at
H. M. Newcomb, Portland, Ore.
Perhaps the most hopeful aspect of
the situation is your own composure
unaer continuous defeat. With two
such courageous and resourceful
leaders as yourself and Tom Johnson
democracy has no cause for despondency.
from buildings and other improve
ments, personal property, etc.
It means that BoBton would raise
its whole tax in 'the same way that
less than one-half of it is now raised,
viz., by a tax upon the value of its
It means to provide for common
needs out of ground rent a common
product instead of out of wages
an individual product.
It means that out of its ground
rent of fifty millions or more Bos
ton would collect it's whole tax of
twenty millions instead of only ten
millions as now.
It means the taxation of unearned
incomes, instead of hard-earned in
comes. Here is another statement of tho
Single taxers want to shift the
taxes from the house to the land;
because, every time this is done it
is made easier for .the individual to
get the house; whereas, when the
tax is shifted from the land to the
house, it becomes harder to get both
house and land. We say: Tax the
land and exempt all other wealth;
because, when you tax both tho op
portunity to produce (land) and the
thing produced (wealth) you are in
the broadest sense inflicting double
taxation. Oklahoma City Okla-homan.
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Send us a trial order. Write just as
you'd talk. Never mind tho grammar.
Count name, postofllce, and numbers as
one word each. MulHniv viv n-a
per word, and send your ad. and money
order direct to Tho Commoner, Lincoln.
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Address Henrico Mfg. Co., 825 Green
leaf Ave., Chicago, 111.
THE SINGLE TAX
In his excellent book, "The A B
C of Taxation," Mr. C. B. Fille
brown has como down ,out of the
clouds of economic jargon and for
thia should have the reader's thanks.
From this book is taken the follow
ing statement of the meaning of the
single tax doctrine:
It means the abolition of all taxa
tion (not regulative or restrictive)
except that upon land values.
It means the gradual transfer to
land of all those taxes now raised
IDAHO AND "WESTERN WYOMING
irrigated, improved lands on rail
road, $16 to $30 per acre on easy terms.
Good schools. Alfalfa 4 to 5 tons ner
acre; wheat 45 bushels, barley 80 'bush
els, and oats over 100 bushettf. Unex
celled home market; poultry and dairy
business extremely profitable. Choico
dry farming claims to bo homesteaded.
Timber for fuel and Improvements and
cedar posts free. Whito pine lumber
$14 per thousand. Largo and small
game and trout fishing; year around
free range; fine climate and water Wo
pay part of your transportation; 'come
while you can make a good selection.
Write today. Northwestern Land Co
Rock Springs, Wyo., or Twin Fallal
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Writo us Do It now. u
QNAP 820 ACRE FARM, FIVH
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IVAILLIONS OF ACRES TEXAS
1V1 School Land to bo Bold bvtJiS
State, $1.50 to $5.00 per ac?S; only oXe!
fortieth cash and 40 years time on
balance; three per cent interest; only
$12.00 cash for 160 acres at $8.6o per
acrp. Greatest opportunity, good agri
cultural land; send 50 cents for 1909
Book of Instructions, New State Lo
and descriptions of lands. J. J. Snydeiv
Mh0Jn Locator. W0 9th St, Ausi
B t References, Austin National
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