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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 15, 1910)
JULY IB, 1910
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Letters from the People
F. G. Swain, Sweet Homo, Ark.
I noticed after the last contest you
asked the question in your paper,
"Why was tho democracy not suc
cessful?" or something to that effect.
I noticed several attempts at answer
ing. Even such men as Clark Howell
and others of that type, and it
seems to me that they all missed the
cause. Why you, and every other
man. at all posted, know that if half
tho money that was spent on Taft
had heen spent in your interest, and
none spent on Taft that you would
have been elected overwhelmingly.
And what I want to ask you is why
don't you try to bring about a
coalition with LaFollette, Cummins
and such men as that? The situation
looks plain to me that if all the re
publicans that believe in Bryan de
mocracy and all Bryan democrats
were to get together we would sweep
the country. I don't believe that the
money power could buy them. The
nation needs a realignment and we
can never do anything in the shape
w.e are now in. Let all protectionist
and gold standard democrats go into
the Hamiltonian or republican party
for that Is where they belong, and
will ultimately land; and let us
(Bryan democrats) get in a shape to
induce the LaFollette and Cummins
republicans to join us and then we
will have a party of the people. If
you oppose what I have suggested I
would like to know your reasons. It
Is conceded that you are doing more
to mold the nation's thought than
any other man or men. I would at
least like to see the thought that I
have suggested discussed in your
another man pays a tariff, tho first
man collects a bill from tho second
man who owes him nothing. Tho
tariff is a good thing for the fellow
who gets it, but an awful thing to
the fellow who contributes to it and
don't get it. The fellow who pays
on a tariff and gets no benefits, is
like tho fellow who is always bet
ting and always losing, except tho
fellow who is always losing expects
to win, while tho other can not
J. G. Carry, Jackson, Tenn. I
herewith enclose you a' few original
expressions on the tariff. You may
use them as you choose: If what
everybody pays on account of the
tariff was a revenue, the government
could give free board to every work
ing man in the United States, and
then have more revenue than it now
collects from all the people. Now
.where does it go? If the manufac
turer really wants a tariff to protect
the working man, why then does ho
not consent for the working man to
collect this tariff? If the working
man collected the tariff, which is
claimed to be levied for his interest,
how long would the manufacturer
favor a tariff? If the tariff in the
cotton schedule was reduced one half
it would still be more than the total
labor cost in this industry. The tariff
is double the labor cost. Then who
gets the tariff? If the tariff benefits
the working man and it benefits the
working man's employer, who then
contributes the Benefit? If every
body pays a tariff and everybody gets
a tariff, then what is the use of a
tariff? If one man gets a tariff and
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phosphate rock, the cheapest and best
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Embry & Co., Columbia, Tennessee.
E CAN TRADE YOUR PROPERTY.
Book of 500- exchanges free.
Graham Brothers, Eldorado, Kansas.
Horatio Itbush, Manchester, Ohio.
From an inspection of the Ohio
people, the ones that sold their vote
to the republican party in 1908 for
$25 to defeat Mr. Bryan from carry
ing the state wished they hadn't.
They are for Bryan in 1912, and a lot
of poor republicans say they aTo
Bryan men now. In tho 1908 cam
paign Hoosevelt wrote Mr. Bryan to
express himself what he would do
with the trusts if elected. Mr. Bryan
expressed himself in behalf of the
people. Then the trusts got down to
their pocket-books and made big do
nations. Of course they must tax
the masses in order to get back this
money. So Mr. Voter you must
stand it four long years. Now after
this be a man and listen to what is
best for you. Mr. Bryan tried to tell
you, but no, the republican people
told you Mr. Bryan was a poisonous
piece of humanity, and high prices
is what you want. It is best to use
your own judgment.
read tho great city papers for tho
republican side, and Bryan's Com
moner for the true democratic posi
tion. In no other way can ho arrive
at a just verdict.
B. E. Baker, Cambridge Springs,
Pa. I send you the following satri
cal poem to illustrate the greed of
"Let us corner up the sunbeams ly
ing all around our path,
Get a trust on wheat and roses; give
the poor the thorns and chaff,
Let us find our chiefest pleasure
hoarding bounties of today,
So the poor will have scant measure
and two prices have to pay.
We'll capture e'en the wind god, and
confine him in a cage;
And then, through our patent process
we the atmosphere will save,
Thus we'll squeeze our little brother
when his lungs he tries to fill.
Put a meter on his windpipe and
present our little bill.
We will syndicate the starlight, and
monopolize the moon,
Claim a' royalty on rest days, a pro
For right-of-way through ocean's
spray we'll charge just what it's
And drive our stakes around the
lakes in fact, we'll own the
"Here, on the soil enriched with
the blood of tho patriotic dead, is to
be erected an aristocratic monarchy,
with wealth as its God." Wendell
H. S. Stroud, Oshkosh, Wis.
The great political questions now
pending before the American people,
who must be the "jurors" in the case
as final arbiters at the ballot box,
must carefully examine the evidence
on both sides of the question to ar
rive at an honest, just verdict. It Is
my belief that many juries In the
past have been "packed" by honest
men that had not critically examined
all the evidence in the case, and oth
ers that were purchased before the
case came to trial. In the great trial
of the free and Independent govern
ment of the American people, every
fair-minded and honest man must
carefully examine all the evidence
upon both sides of the question. Full
and complete evidence upon the dem
ocratic side of the question can be
found in Bryan's Commoner, and the
evidence upon the republican, or
trust's side can be found in all the
creat city papers, as they are all
either owned by the trusts, or are
afraid to oppose them. Every hon
est man that wishes to carefully look
into both sides of the question, must
Frank R. Whitcomb, San Fran
cisco, Cal. I send you enclosed the
report of a most interesting article
on silver, delivered hero yesterday
by Mr. Frewen. It seems to mo
very clearly that the peoplo of tho
Pacific coast at least will before long
bccomo convinced they can not com
pete with China-made goods, paid for
in wnges on a silver bnsis in China.
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Ideal Home or Investment
My fruit farm, which I am offering for sale at a very low figure,
contains 160 acres of the finest fruit land in Southwestern Arkansas.
The price is so low and the location so good that whoever buys this
farm is bound to make a profitable investment.
The location Is ideal for fruit growing near to a first-class mar
ket without which the finest fruit producing land would be ren
dered unprofitable. It is situated three miles from Dequeen, Ark.,
one of the principal railroad points In that state, and at the foot
hills of the Ozark Mountains.
FRUIT PICKED ON THIS FARM IS SHIPPED DIRECT TO
KANSAS CITY AND PLACED ON SALE THE FOLLOWING
MORNING. Kansas City is the greatest market city of the south
west, and the prices received there are the very Jbest.
This section of Arkansas produces the finest flavored Elberta
peaches grown anywhere, always in demand and commanding the
My farm has 28 acres in one year old Elberta peaches in fine
growing condition. As soon as these trees come into bearing three
crops of peaches will easily pay for the land at the price I am ask
ing. Besides this I have 6 acres in bearing orchard peaches,
apples and plums.
Of my farm, 130 acres are cleared and in cultivation. The land
is of good quality and Is this year planted In corn, cotton, sugar
cane, sweet and Irish potatoes, cow peas, peanuts, and garden
vegetables. About forty acres of good alfalfa land. Some good
timber. Good improvements. Good water. Healthy locality. R. F. D.
This farm is a money-maker, but I am past 70 years of age and
getting too old to develop it. Besides I have other interests de
manding my attention. This is a fine opportunity for a younger
man to step in and make some money in a few years' time. The
price is so reasonable that you will be surprised when I quote you
my terms in a direct letter. I will sell this farm if bought within a
short time, at less than one-half the price of the commonest farm
lands up north. This farm will bear the strictest investigation you
can make. I invite correspondence from any one seeking to better
their condition, or wishing to make a splendid investment.
J. I. JZAJIM, 041 So. IStJi St., TAticoln, Neb
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