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VOL. 18, tip.. 1
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ffh6 Government Can
;feep Pledged Faith
.... From The 'Sacramento, Cal., Jtoo,
'qy. 30, 1917.
U i uiu ijuu lnunuuuu at uiu uuiu,
'financiers ah'd those who think as
!'&; financiers Tdo ,faro to tho front with
i,, p', nuraprous oDjoctions to tho ace's plea
Mpw mat tiiu government protect tne lace
tpv Yaiuo or tno'Diuorty Loan nonus. ,
, , jungs oi nnanco navo uocome so
i.vuscd to things as they have been
I may iook upon wan aireot as uio
. ,law and tho pr6phots.
w r And the timid souls who "mo too"
everything tho financiers say aro de-
ir, clarlng that It Is boyond the powor
'5 - ot this govornmont to stop Wall
street "fluctuations" In theso bonds;
ji .that overythfilg in all right as it Is,
jt mb tthese bonds will bo paid at par
.wlion thoy bpcomo duo, that tho Jjib-
ortyr,bonda of England, Franco, and
Italy aro bolow par; that all this
"flpnaolcss agitation" on tho part of
tho Bee will do far more harm than
K,.ood; that any attompt by tho gov-
r.prnmont to maintain theso bonds at
, pur by roqulftiig national banks to
tako thorny would menace tho banks
All thoso objoctions wore enumer
ated In tho Bee's editorial of No
Howevor plausible any of thorn may
sound, howovor valid ouo or two of
them may bo, this fact romalns:
lThp Unitod States has tho power
to' -maintain her faith with her peo
ple; and that faith was distinctly
pledged to each subscriber that his
Liberty bond could bo converted into
oash at a moment's notice.
It romalns for Uncle Sam to see
that that word is kept.
All that is noodod Is tho congres-
alOnal will to do it.
" It is silly oven to inslnuato that a
nation which has accomplished all
this nation has wrought a nation of
ovor 100,000,000 freomon must
bow down in humblo submission
whilo Wall stroot not only robs her
sons and daughtors, but makes tho
nation herself out to bo a liar.
Whoroln would that lie consist?
In this: That, in allowing unscru
pulous speculators to run down tho
valuo of Llborty loan bonds to 99
and oven 97 cents on tho dollar, in
admitting sho can not help it, and In
refusing to provide any method to
cash thoso bonds at par before ma
turity of a holder needs the money,
this nation repudiates her own pledge,
hor own faith, her own sacred word
as guaranteed by her secretary of tho
treasury, W. G. McAdoo.
Listen to tho promise ot the United
States as voiced all ovor the land
through hor accredited representa
tive and raouthpioco, W. G. McAdoo:
"People look at tho bonds like
stocks. Thoy think they are specu
lation. HAnyNbond ot this issue can bo con
verted into cash in an hour's notice.
'It is bettor '.hau cash becauso it
is froo from taxation and hftn0
terost at 4 per cent."
And yet, when this pledge was
brought to tho attention of a promi
nent financier, Le said that cortalnly
tho United States had promised to
pay in cash at any tlmo for these
bonds, but that she had not said how
much cash sho would pay!
h What rot!
Such an answer is worse than none.
A fathor needing ready money goos
to his sons and daughters and bor
, rpws a thousand dollars on his notes
aaylns: "Now, my children, I can
giv you back this money wheuevor
any ot you want it. It is as good
as, cash, and even better, for I will
pay you interest on it."
Ono of the offspring some months
afterward says: "Well, father, I need
tho money I loaned you. Kindly let
mo have it."
Would that father tell the son ho
could go to a bank and get 90 cents
on tho dollar for that note?
And Jf that son reminded tho
fathor that he ,had promised to pay
cash whenever It was needed, would
that parent say: "Yes, my son, but
I didn't say how much cash, did I?"
Uncle Sam is a fathor to all his
children. His solemn obligation, his
deliberate promise, his sacred word
was pledged that all these Liberty
loan bonds would be free from spec
ulative juggling; that thoy were as
good as cash; and that they would
bo taken up in 'cash whenever any
body wanted to sell them.
Nothing less can be deduced from
tho language of Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo who represented
the administration, and from the
words of each and every one of the
proselyters sent out by the govern
ment, It is a libel and a slander and a
Ho upon the people to say that faith,
that pledge, that promise, that sacred
Word can not bo kept.
It is an insult to over 100,000,000
American citizens to even suggest,
let alone admit, that a government
that has done all It has done; that
has peformed tho wonders it has
performed, can not stop Wall street
from juggling In these bonds and
can not make such provisions that
its faith will be kept.
A government strong enough to
obtain billions of money and to send
millions of men over to fight for its
cause and the cause of its allies; a
g6yornmont which declares what
people must eat, and is about to or
der what they shall wear, .and does
point out In drastic measure what
they shall say such a .government
cortalnly could, if it so' willed, eas
ily prevent speculations in its sol
emn obligations, and gambling in its
most sacred covenants with its peo
ple. It is no secret throughout the
length and the breadth of the United
States that tho federal reserve banks
would have bought these bonds -and
would have pushed them through
with their surpluses, If the people
had not come through so generously
and so unitedly to the rescue.
A government that has that stal
wart reinforcement In tho back
ground certainly could keep its faith
and its pledge, and see that its loyal
sons and its loyal daughters are not
swindled to make further swollen
profits for Wall street gamblers.
Tho government can do it.
The government must do it.
For if the government does not
protect thoso Liberty loan bonds
from Wall street speculators, and
keep its faith as pledged by all of
its emissaries, then this nation is
guilty of obtaining money from her
sons and Jher daughters under false
That is all there is to it.
It is the duty ot good citizenship
to point this out; and it is the duty
of good citizenship in the senate and
the house of representatives to see
that the outrage and infamy shall be
stopped and that the faith and the
credit and the honor and the sacred
word of the nation shall be main
It Is a duty not only aB a matter
of principle, but of public policy.
For another Liberty loan drive
will be launched before many more
months have passed; and it would
be unwise to appeal again to the peo
ple on a record of broken faith
Former Health Commissioner
Should Be Used in Every Hospital and Prescribed by Every
Physician Attributes His Own Great Phys&al Activity
Today at Over 60 Years of Age Largely To His Personal
Use of Nuxated Iron
WHAT FORMER HEALTH COM
MISSIONER KERR SAYS
"As Health Commissioner of tho City of Chi
cago, I was importuned many, times to recom
mend different medicines, mineral waters, etc.
Never yet have I gono on record as favoring any
particular remedy, but I feel that in Nuxated
Iron an exception should be made to tho rule. I
have taken Nuxated Iron myself and experienced
its health-giving, strength-building effect, and
in tho interests of tho public welfare, I feel it
my duty to make known the results of its use.
I am well past my three-score years and want
to say that I believe that my own great physical
activity Is due largely today to my personal use
of Nuxated Iron, and if my endorsement shall
induco anaemic, nervous, run-down men and wo
men to tako Nuxated Iron, and receive tho won
derful tonic benefits which I have received, I
shall feel greatly gratified that I made an ex
ception to my life-long rule in recommending it.
From my own experience with Nuxated Iron, I
feel that it is such a valuable remedy that it
aught to be used in every hospital and pre
scribed by every physician in this country."
Former Health Commissioner, City of Chicago.
Former Health Coniiuls
nloner Kerr lias given years
of his life fighting for pub
lic health tu IiIn ovra and
other cities. It ivnM he vrho
Introduced Antl-toxln for
Diphtheria la Ghlengo's
Health Department. He puri
fied the milk for consumers
and thereby helped to save
the lives of thousands of
hahlcfi. He Introduced the
which has been "copied nil
over the country and also
NOTliNuxted Iron, which has been used by Former Health Commissioner . a-n t, ,-.-u ,i
Kerr with such surprising resutts, and which is prescribed and recommended by TO7 carc OI tUC SCWCrs nnU
physicians In such a creat variety of casn. Is not a patent medicine nor secret SWIKe in the interest Of
remedy, but one which Is well known to druceists everywhere. Unlike the older public health. He Is posl-
Inorcanlc iron products, it is easily assimilated, does not injure the teeth, make
them black, nor upset the stomach; on the contrary, it is a most potent remedy in
neatiy an lorms i inuieesuon as well as lor nervous, run-down conditions. The
manufacturers have such great confidence In Nuxated Iron that they offer tor for
feit JlOO.OO to auy charitable institution if they cannot take any man or woman un
dor 60 who tacks Iron and Increase their strength 100 per cent.'or over in four
weeks' time, provided they lave no serious organic trouble. They also offer to
etun I your money if it does not, at least double your strength and tnlurancein
ten days' time. It is dispensed by all good dmciUts. Advertisement.
tlve that the widespread
use of Nuxated Iron would
greatly lessen the worries
nnd troubles of Health
Commissioners In keeping
up a high standard of pub
4e health. "
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"Heart to Heart Appeals'9
Mr. Bryan has made a careful collection of the
Heart to Heart Appeals, scattered through the speeches
delivered by him during a quarter of a century (1890
1916) in the belief that they will be of permanent in
terest to the reading public, especially to students. '
They cover all the issues before the country during
m cvemnu period covered by h
American and world politics.
The twenty-two chapters deal with topics
ated in tho tablo of contents below:'
III. Income Tax
.' V. Imperialism
VIII. Popular Election of
IX. Publicity Campaign
V t cJ01ntFlbut,ons
x. Initiative and Referendum
XI. Equal Suffrage ' i
Jr-tr ?ne Llo.uor Question 1
Xlll.rlasues Past and ,
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XVII. Pan America '; $R.
Y-ITv,n Poreisn Land WL.
JU,Xy Peace 't:
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XXI. Ideala ' '
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