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KAY 13, 1910
IxETTBRS FROM THE PEOPLE
(Continued from Page 12)
as. to quite a number of the states.
"When it -was required no one
thought it was reasonable to ques
tion its validity. With the disposi
tion of the fund thus created those
who pay the license havo nothing
to do. That is in the sound discre
tion of the sovereign. In 1861, the
liquor dealers might have attacked
the law on the ground that their
money was applied to pay war ex
penses and that it was an unconsti
tutional discrimination against them
as a class. We had not made such
progress in 'modern thought" and
no lawyer was found with courage
sufficient to advance such a proposi
tion jn any court. The principle
and the law is now the same with
regard to this license privilege tax
required of hanks as it was with
regard 'to the liquor license privilege
tax when it was first levied in 1861.
I am advised that in some of the
states, the various liquor licenses, or
qertain portions thereof, are appro
priated, for instance, for school pur
poses. Suppose, for instance, the
Oklahoma guarantee law had pro
vided that the fund created should
be expended for school purposes or
for the support of certain state char
ities. What would then have be
come of the bankers' argument that
"their" money was being used to
pay the debts of other banks? It
is in. the sound discretion of the sov
ereign to apply any fund created by
a license privilege in any way he
sees proper for the general public
.good. In Oklahoma, observing that
the chief cause for "runs on banks,"
where the peoples' money is depos
ited by reason of the privilege grant
ed by himself as sovereign, is the
fear of loss and the consequent fail
ure of a number of banks by reason
of the failure of one in the public
interest, the sovereign provided for
: the-use-: of the fund so as to prevent
.or -minimize this danger. In doing
this, the sovereign does not use the
money of the bank, as cunningly
and erroneously assumed by a com
plete begging of the real question by
those opposing this wise policy. Your
answer to Judge Munger is of itself
sufficient but the forgoing is the
fundamental and conclusive position
to assume in debating this question.
If the courts will consider it, in
stead of looking to the false and
artificial considerations referred to
-by Judge Munger, I do not see how
the result can be in doubt.
machinery, and be more properly an
educational department in which
clubs democratic history, political
economy, citizenship, government,
etc., are studied. The secretaries
recording and compiling useful inci
dents and matter relating to sociol
ogy and government so that by re
quisition on the secretaries by indi
vidual members information may be
had on any subject from any source.
Clubs to be composed of volunteers
to democracy, paying a reasonable
amount as membership fee and dues,
same money to be expended in pur
chasing literature and books of
study as prescribed by head, organi
zation. Secretaries receiving roason
ablo remuneration for services ac
cording to work required of their
office. Co-operation Is fruitful in
other pursuits, why not In study?
The search for truth furnishes Its
own charms after once the Bearch is
started, the trouble, so many of us
havo not means to prosecute the
study alone. These clubs will bear
fruit in three years' time, and pro
duce many young orators who, hav
ing learned from the volunteer clubs
the living principles of sociology and
citizenship, which the schools today
overlook, shall bo a power for good
In the future struggles of tho demo
cratic party In restoring tho com
mon people to supromacy of the na
tion that they support with their
labor and uphold with their soldiers,
only to be enjoyed by parasito life,
known as aristocracy. Knowledge
equally acquired, similarly under
stood, and simultaneously applied by
an army of yoUng volunteers shall
surely result in victory, glorious victory.
John F. Conroy, Youngstcv.-n, O.
Some one in a recent issue of The
Commoner asked about the lines,
"Man wants' but little here below,
nor wants that little long." The
lines are from The Hermit, by Oliver
Goldsmith, a poem of forty stanzas.
The lines are from the eighth stanza
which runs thus:
"Then pilgrim, turn,' thy cares
All earthborn cares are wrong
Man wants but little here below
Nor wants that little long."
Goldsmith was born in 1718 and
died in 1774. Another writer, Ed
ward Young, who lived from 1684
to 1765, wrote a similar expression
in his "Niglit Thoughts," thus "Man
wants but little, nor that little long."
Who plagarized is not known.
J. E. Pardue, Melrose, N. M. The
hope of democracy lies in education
and organization. This education
must be systematic, thorough and
conclusive. I believe that democratic
reading clubs should be organized in
every precinct, county and stajie. The
county organization being composed
of one delegate from all precincts
and the state in turn composed of
one delegate from the several county
clubs. And last a national organiza
tion composed of members from the
state clubs. These clubs to be dis
tinct from the present democratic
A FEW OF THE MNY VERY PROMINENT
MORE THAN ONE MILLION USERS OF
DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATORS
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. 0.
Tho Royal Dairy of England, at Bandringham, England.
Hon. Levi P. Morton, Ex-Vico-Prcsidontof tho United 8tates.
E. H. Harriman, Esq., (estate of), tho lato great railway magnate.
J. Piorpont Morgan, Esq., tho greatest of bankers.
Hon. Whitelaw Held, TJ. 8. Ambassador to England.
R, W. Sears, Esq., founder of Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Hon. J. M. Dickinson, TJ. S. Secretary of War.
Charles L. Tiffany, Esq., of Tiffany & Co., tho famous Jowolors.
J. C. Hoagiand, usq., iJre3iaont uoyai Baking I'owuer uo.
Ex-Gov. W. D. Hoard, proprietor of Hoard's Dairyman,
James J. Hill, Esq., tho great western railway magnate.
Clarenco H. Maokny, Esq., Pres't Postal Telegraph & Cablo Co.
Sir Hugh Montagu Allan, head of tho Allan steamship lines.
C. P. Goodrich, Esq., tho well known dairy writer.
P. E. Sharpless, Esq., of Sharpless "Philadelphia" butter famo.
Walter W. Law, Esq., owner of tho famous Briarcliff Farms.
Beatrice Creamery Co., largest creamery concern in tho world.
T rtrr!nn Armmit Tfan.. linnrt nf Armnur & Co.. CMcairO.
Gcorgo Burnham, Esq., President Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Frcdoriok G. Bourne, Esq., President Singer Sowing Machine Co.
H. N. Higginbotham, Esq., President Chicago World's Fair.
John Huylor, Esq., tho famous Now York candy maker.
T. Eaton, Esq., (estate of), of Toronto's great department store.
Denman Thompson, Esq., tho actor of " Old Homestead" fame.
Hon. Paris Gibson, Ex-TJ. 8. Senator from Montana.
Dr. J. A. Mead, President tho Howo Scale Co.
H. O. Havemoyer, Esq., testnto of), lato Pres't Amor. Sugar Co.
Henry Clay Piorco, Esq., President Waters-Pierco Oil Co.
John Newman, Esq., President Elgin Buttor Board of Trado.
William A. Wright, Esq , Ex-Pres't New York Milk Exchange.
Fairfield Dairy Co., famous for its " certified " milk.
Norman B. Ream, Esq., of tho Pullman Palace Car Co.
L. F. Swift, Esq., President swuc mcicing uo., unicngo.
Edward D. Adams, Esq., head of tho Allis-Cholmors Co.
Prof. W. H. Caldwell, Secretary American Guernsey Cattlo Club.
Dr. Leslie D. Ward, Vico-Prcs't Prttdontlal Life Insuranco Co.
Dr. Charles H. Frazior, Medical Dean University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. S. B. Hartman, of " Pcruria" and stock farm famo.
Hon. Sidney Fisher, Canadian Minister of Agriculture
Nathan Straus, Esq., head of R. H. Macy & Co., New York.
Goorgo Abbott, Esq., Philadelphia's largest milk dealer.
Moses Taylor, Esq., President Lackawanna Steel Co.
0. Brigham & Co., Boston's great milk dealers.
Georgo Eastman, Esq., President tho Eastman Kodak Co.
George H. Ellis, Esq., proprietor Christian Register, Boston.
J. R. Whipple, Esq., prop'r Touraino & Young's Hotels. Boston.
J. B. Hoggin, Esq., tho great capitalist and brcedor.
F. L. HoughtoD, Esq., Seo'y Holstein-Friesian Breeders' Assn.
John Arbuckle, Esq., tho great Ntw York coffeo merchant.
Col. F. P. Holland, proprietor of Texas Farm and Ranch.
Walter M. Lowney, Esq., tho great candy manufacturer.
Mrs. Scott Durand, owner Chicago's famous " Crabtreo" dairy.
8. It. Guggenheim, Esq , the American Smelting Co. magnate
William MaoKonzio, Esq., President Canadian Northern Railway.
E. A. Darling, Esq., Presldont American Jersey Cattlo Club.
Shefllold Farm Co., tho high-class milk producers.
W. n. Wdnamoker, Esq., tho Philadelphia clothier.
Horton Ico CroanvCo., tho biggest concern of Its kind.
P. G. Henderson, Esq , President Bed Polled Cattlo Club.
non. Wayno MoVeagb,Ex-U. S. Attorney General.
Philip Moon, Esq., tho great wiro manufacturer.
Hon. Fletcher D. Proctor, Ex-Governor of Vermont.
Colgate Hoyt, Esq.. President Automobile Club of America.
T. S. Cooper, Esq , tho chief importor of Jersey cattlo.
riAnnm w.Vandflrhilfc. Esn.. owner flrreat "BHtmoro" N.O. estate.
AH of the agricultural colleges and 08 per cent.
Andrew Carnegie, Esq., tho great philanthropist & steel mngnato.
John D. Rockefeller, "Esq., President of tho Standard Oil Co.
Judge Alton B. Parker, Democratic ox-candldato for President.
Bofden's Condensed Milk Co., tho world's greatest milk concorn.
0. 1. Hood, Esq., of "oarsaparllla" and fancy cattlo famo.
J. B. Duko, Esq., Presldont tho American Tobacco Co.
Georgo J. Gould, Esq., tho railway and financial magnate.
H. B. Gurlor, Esq., tho Dean of Amorlcan dairying.
R. T. Crano, Esq., Presldont tho Crano Co , Chicago.
Hon. Seth Low, Ex-Miyor of Now York City.
August Belmont, Esq., tho banker and subway magnate
Thomas W. Lawson, Esq., of "frenzied finance" famo.
Sir William Van Horno, Ex-President Canadian Pacific Railway.
E. M. Barton, Esq., President tho Western Elcctrlo Co.
0. 0. Barber, Esq., President Diamond Match Co.
W. Campbell Clark, Esq., of tho Clark Thread Co.
James A. Rumrlll, Esq., Ex-Pres't Boston & Albany Railroad.
Mrs. W. E. n. Massoy, Dontonla Park Farm, Toronto.
Hon. John W. Goff, Supremo Court Juatlco, Now York.
Hon. Thomas Ballantyno, Ex-Speaker Ontario Parliament.
J. D. Farroll, Esq., Vico-Prcsldont Oregon & Washington R.H.
Col. Chas. F. Mills, editor Farm JTome, Springfield, I1L
Hon. L. J. Forget, Canadian Dominion Senator.
Walkor-Gordon Laboratories, of nearly all tho largo cities.
Robert W. Kcford, Esq., tho steamship magnato of Montreal.
Dr. Geo. 0. Mosher, ownor 8t. Louis Fair prize dairy herd.
Hon. W. Owens, Canadian Dominion Senator.
O. A. Griscom, Esq., head of tho great Amorlcan steamship lines.
W. Gottys, Esq., tho celebrated Tennessee Jersey breeder.
Western Ohio Creamery Co., tho largest of oostcrn creameries.
Hon. W. B. Barney, President Iowa Stato Dairy Assn.
B. F. Yoakum, Esq., head of "Frisco" railway system.
Geo. Brumdor, Esq., Presldont Gormania Pub. Co., Milwaukee.
Glensido 8 took Farm, World's Champion Short Horn Breeders.
Neil P. Anderson, Esq., Texas' largest cotton factor.
Henry Shorwin, Esq., President Shorwin-Williams Paint Co.
Hiram Walker is Sons, Canada's greatest distillers.
J. Hendry Smith, Esq., Detroit's largest grocer.
Henry 0. Wallaco, Esq , editor of TPaltacc's Farmer.
Jacob Miller, Esq., Secretary International Hotel Stewards Assn.
Hon. Knuto Nelson, U. S. Sonator from Minnesota.
Hon. John Sundborg, Pres't Iowa Corn Growers Association.
Victor F. Lawson, Esq., editor Ghicayo Dally News.
A. A. Hurd, Esq , General Attornoy "Sauta Fo" Railroad.
S. 8. Carvalho, Esq., manager of tho Hearst newspapers.
Frank A. Vandcrllp, Esq., President America's greatest bank.
Miss Helen Gould, tho great Now York philanthropist.
J. H. Rushton, Esq., Presldont Fairmont Croamery Co.
Traymoro, Chalf onto and Haddon Hall Hotels, Atlantic City.
Dr. F. W. Gunsaulus, President Armour Institute, Chicago.
F. L. Daggett, Esq., Manager Fairbanks, Morso & Co.
M. 8. Driggs, Esq., Pres't Willlamsburgh Fire Insuranco Co.
Benjamin Storn, Esq., of Btera Bros., dry goods, New York.
E. B. Thomas, Esq., President Lehigh Valley R. R. Co.
H. B. Duryca, Esq., of tbo famous starch manufacturers.
Hon. Wm. J. Gaynor, Mayor of Now York City,
Herohoy Chocolate Co., tho famous chocolate makers.
Holland Dairy Co., Colorado Spring's magnificent dairy.
Ewoll Farm, Spring Hill, Tcnn., fino cattle and horso breeders.
"Al" G. Field, Esq., tho famous minstrel as well as farmer.
Edw. R. Strawbrldgo, Esq., Strawbridgo & Clothier, Philadelphia.
John Hays Hammond, Esq., tho $500,000. a year minlnip engineer.
Frank E. De Long, Esq., of "hook and oyo' fame
Hon. John Lea Carroll, Ex-Governor of Maryland.
Joseph L. Jones, Esq., President Philadelphia Milk Exchange.
John Lowber Welsh, Esq., President Keyetono Watch Case Co.
of the world's creameries and butter Sectaries.
The De Laval Separator Company
42 E. Madison Strict
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