The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 01, 1911, Page 14, Image 14

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    The Commoner.
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Black Hog
wallow Land
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In the Gulf Coast Section of the
Texas Rainbelt Deep and
Fertile Soil that Produces
Two or MoreCrops a Year
HESE lands arc being sold in medium size
farm tracts at prices that are very low,
compared with what the same kind of land
in the best farming sections of northern states is
selling for.
Delightful and healthful climate schools, churches
of various denominations, good society 7 in the heart
of development, where are model farms and prosper
ous farmers.
Average yields : Corn, 40 to 75 bushels per acre;
cotton one-half to one bale per acre; alfalfa, seven to
eight cuttings a year; potatoes, 1 50 to 300 bushels
per acre; other crops in proportion.
Our lands will bear the closest inspection.
Come and see them. Join our homeseek
ers' excursions Leave St. Louis and Kan
sas City on first and third Tuesday of each
month. Cut out attached coupon and mail
to us today, receive Free illustrated Booklet.
(Cut outj.oro.).:
Allison-Richcy Land Co.,
SENATOR REED'S -SPEECH (wish to just answer briefly. The
Please send me, 'without obliga
tion on 'my part, your Gulf Coast
Farm Land Booklet advertised in
Bryan's Commoner. Signed:
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their own particular emolument and
If it is necessary to talk plain, I
will talk plain. I even dare to talk
for that miserable wretch who has
the temerity to get himself elected to
a seat in this chamber and who does
not have a vast sum of money at his
Mr. President, I say that here, just
as in the supreme cout of the United
States; here as in the supreme courts
of the various states; here as in the
nisi prius courts of the land; here
as in the little justice courts at
country crossroads, with no light to
guide save that of reason and con
science; here as in all tribunals
where justice is dealt out with even
hand; hero, as there, when a man
has a direct personal interest he
ought, in all decency, in all good
conscience, in all patriotism, to step
aside and let those who do not have
that interest settle the question in
I would not object to these in
terested members' appearance before
any committee, as interested parties,
to present their case, although the
propriety of such conduct may well
be questioned, but I say we have the
right to object to men sitting in this
body and voting upon a question
when they have a heavy financial
interest to serve. Why, sir, if a man
were to sit In any legislative body
and take a thousand dollars for his
vote, we would brand him a crimi
nal; we would put stripes upon him
and lock him in a' prison cell for
years of time. Becauso some sena
tors have come to this body and it
has been alleged that they have
offered or paid sums of money to
secure votes, we solemnly investi
gate the question whether they si' all
be permitted to sit here. If it bo
proper to send a legislator to a
prison cell because he takes a thous
and dollars for his vote, will you
araw me tne line in the realm of
conscience between the conduct of
the legislator who sells his vote for
money .and the act of a man who sits
here in the senate and votes tens
of thousands of dollars into his
pockets by way of a tax levied upon
thoso he has sworn to represent and
The Rcod-Smoot Colloquy
Following is a page from the Con
gressional Record of August 15:
Mr. Smoot. Mr. President, the in
ference to be drawn from, the re
marks of the senator from Wisconsin
UVir. La toilette) is that the Payne
Aldrich bill passed the house, came
to the senate, and the committee on
finance considered the bill but 48
hours and reported it back with
some GOO changes. I simply
want to say. to the senators that as
soon as tne finance committee was
organized in the Sixty-first congress
the committee met every day of the
week at 10 o'clock in the morning,
iuuuiuu uihh o ana u m the evening
for weeks and weeks before ever
the Payne tariff bill passed the house
of representatives, and by the time
it did pass the house the finance
committee of the senate had con
sidered every schedule of .the bill.
The finance committee of the senate
had the hearings that were halri i.p-
fore the ways and means committee
of the house. They gave hearings to
anyone attended by a senator who
aesireu to oe. heard. Any senator
who appeared before the committee
upon any schedule waa heard; and"
the time given to the bill, was not
48 hours, but it was weeks and
Mr. R.eedv:. Mr, President
. The- .Vice President. Does the
senator from, Utah yield to the sena
tor from Missouri?
.VS.mooC; lf the senator ? will
wait until 1 finish, then I will gladly
yield, ,
Another thing, Mr. President, I
senator from Wisconsin says that the
Wilson bill had nothing whatever to
do with the financial condition of
the United States during the years
1894-1897. I say that the Wilson
bill had an effect upon the woolen
industry of the United States, and
an effect upon the woolen industry
of England.
Let me quote here what the Lon
don Times said of the woolen indus
try of Bradford, England, at the
close of the year 1895. The London
Times said:
"There is room for doubt whether
outside the West Riding of York
shire it is at all generally realized
that the year 1895 witnessed a re
vival in the worsted industry of such
magnitude as to be a matter not only
for local but for national congratula
tion. After long years of depres
sion the varying, sometimes, doubt
less, intermitted gloom of which had
lately become painfully intense, the
great manufacturing district of which
Bradford is the center was visited
last year by the full sunshine of
prosperity. Roughly speaking, the
Wilson tariff, which came into effec
tive operation in the last month of
1894 in place of the strangling sys
tem of duties associated with the
name of McKinley reduced the cus
tomhouse charges upon the principal
products of the Bradford district im
ported into the states from 100 per
cent. of their value to 50 per cent."
I also call the attention of sena
tors to the fact that during the year
1891 there were 11,886,716 pounds
of cloth imported; by 1892 there
were 16,248,313 pounds; and in 1893
there were 13,604,965 pounds, or in
those three years 41,739,996 pounds
while in the single- year of 1895,
when the country was in the throes
of poverty, there were imported from
England 40,070,148 pounds. There
were imported within a f eW thousand
pounds in that one year of what was
imported during the three preceding
years under the McKinley bill.
Mr. President, I am not going to
take up the discussion as to whether
the tariff had anything to do with
the general distress throughout the
country, but I know that it closed
the woolen mills of this country and
it opened the woolen mills of the
Bradford district, in England.
The Vice President. The question
is on agreeing to the conference re
port. ' Mr. Warren. - Mr. President, I riso
with some reluctance on this report.
Mr. Reed. Mr. President
The Vice President. Does- the
senator from Wyoming yield to the
senator from Missouri?
. Mr. Warren. I do.
Mr. Reed. I rose to ask the sena
tor from Utah a question, and he
said he would prefer I would wait
until he had closed. I did wait, and
I should, like to have the privilege of
asking the question.
The Vice -resident. Does the
Senator.from Wyoming yield for that
Mr. Warren. Certainly. '
Mr. Reed. I understand the sena
tor from Utah now to say that' the
senate finance committee did hold
meetings for many weeks and did
have hearings. - '
Mr. Smoot. Mr. President, I said
that the senate finance committee did
hold hearings, for weeks, and .that
any senator who desired to be heard
upon any schedule was given the
chance, and whomsoever he brought
with him was given a' hearing.
Mr. Reed. I had not concluded
my question. I- want to know if the
senator from Utah desires- now w
change the statement he made on
this floor in a- recent speech, in which
he said that the meetings were secret
meetings had by only the republi
can members of the committee, ana
that no ono was admitted except
those interested parties who ..came
before that secret tribunal organized