The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, January 22, 1903, Page 4, Image 4

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JANUARY 22, 1903.
Express Matter Carried at One-Tenth the
Cost of Mall on tlia Santa Trains
It has been announced that Con
gressman Loud who fought for so
many years for the interests of ex
press companies as against the post
offlce system and who was beaten by
an overwhelming majority for re
election, will at the end of his term
he" appointed fourth assistant post
master, which otiice has charge of the
mail carriers whom he accuses of hav
ing planned his defeat In that way
he proposes to get even with them.
The IndepeDdent long ago declared
that it was not the mail carriers who
beat Loud, for they were too few in
numbers and too closely confined to
their duties. Others are taking the
same view of the matter. A letter in
the Springfield Republican discusses
that matter in a way that is interest
ing to the general public, and there
fore it is reproduced.
In your recent editorial bearing the
above title, did you not perhaps give
the letter carriers too much credit for
the defeat of Congressman Loud of
California? Is it not just possible
that Mr. Loud's defeat may have been
due to the fact that in his political
life he appeared to be the servant of
certain private corporations rather
tha"n of the public whom he was
sworn to serve? One thing is quite
certain, the letter carriers make up
but a very small part of the voting
population of Mr. Loud's congressional
district I recall an incident that oc
curred during the railway mail pay
investigation in the latter part of De
cember, 18m. Mr. Ernst of Boston
was on the stand. Mr. Loud was the
general manager of the committee and
chief examiner. Mr. Ernst's testimony
aid not please the chairman. It went
to disprove his theories as to railway
mail $ay, and he became very dis
courteous, interrupting the witness
continually and trying to trip him.
Finally, Senator Chandler, vexed by
the honorable chairman's rudeness,
said to him: "Let the man alone, Mr.
Loud; let him give his testimony as
he pleases." "It strikes me that the
senator is acting as counsel for the
witness here," replied the chairman.
Quick as thought, the sarcastic voice
of the senator rang out: "It strikes
me that some folks are acting as coun
sel for the railways here." Had a
bomb exploded in the Chamber the
result could have hardly been more
startling. The members of the com
mittee jumped to their feet, and one
of them said, "If that be the case
then I think I had better leave." The
witnesses were driven out of the
chamber; Senator Chandler left quick
ly and the witnesses followed him to
his room and thanked him for defend
ing them. I was one of those wit-
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nesses. Some hours passed before
quiet was restored and the hearings
begun again, but from that time for
ward the witnesses received somewhat
more courtesy.
Now it may be that the voters of
Mr. Loud's district nad come to Sena
tor Chandler's conclusion as to their
representative and had determined to
make a change. Certainly the people
of the United tates are to be ton
Cratulated on the defeat of a man who
opei-ly declared himself an inveterate
foe of the postoffice and who in his
office as chairman of the house postal
committee used all his power not only
to prevent the advancement of thn
postoffice, but to transfer the business
to private corporations. If anything
were lacking to warrant the necessity
of an organization like our postal
I Jgresa league to protect and to ad
vanc .' this most wonderful public ser
vice, it is the possibility of such offices
as that of chairman of the house pos
tal committee falling into the hands of
a man who holds such views as Mr.
Loud's respecting the postoffice.
In each of the reports on his three
successive bills attacking the organs
of public intelligence and aiming at
(he destruction of the liberty and in
dependence of the American press; in
each of these reports, he declares that
the public sentiment for the postoffice
is "a maudlin sentiment;" that the
postoffice is not a public necessity;
that it ought to be turned over to pri
vate corporations, and finally that its
very existence is a "wrong" because
the cheapness and beneficence of its
operation implies its extension over
the whole field of transportation and
transmission. What wonder that there
is a deficiency in postal revenues
while the business is under the con
trol of men bent on turning it over to
private corporations? I recall the fact
that in 1899 Senator Wolcott of Colo
radonow seeking re-election was
chairman of the senate postal com
mittee and at thj same time, as I am
credibly informed, counsel for several
important railroads. May not the de
votion of the chairman of postal com
mittees to private corporations ac
count for the fact that the railroads
tax the government from 8 to 10 times
as much as they tax the express com
panies for similar services? and may
not this unnecessary burden be the
real cause of all the annual deficien
cies in the postal revenues?
I have before me one of the Adams
express books. It advertises to carry
newspapers collect and deliver be
tween all points on the 50,000 miles
of its Adams and Southern express
combination fpr one cent a pound, and
this even on special mail or newspaper
trains; and where there is no wason
service the rate, station to station, !
within this 50,000-mile combination is
c 3-half cent a pound, except within
New England, when it is considerably
less I think rather less than four
tenths of a cent a pound. Now the
haulage of newspapers costs as much
as th.3 haulage of other kinds of rner
e'lanaise "A pound is a pound for a'
that and a' that." And if newspapers
can je transported between any two
stations in this great area by the ex
press companies for half a cent a
pound then general merchandise can
be t-vnsported for the government by
the. r.ii! roads as express or mail trains
at .-n:ilar rates. Yes, and at lower
rates; for do Hot the railways accept
from the express companies 40 per
cent of their receipts as the railroad
share of the business? and 40 per cent
of half a cent is a fifth of a cent a
pound or 20 cents a hundred.
Now there is steady move on the
part of the railways and express com
panies to increase transport rates, and
this with no good reason; for their
increased earnings at present rates
finite suffice to meet their tardy in
crease of wages and the improve
ments in their machinery and tracks
more than meet any other increased
cost of operations. And this increase
in railroad taxation is evidently to go
on until it has reached "what the
subject will bear." There is certainly
no limit, to their power of taxation and
in .tV determination of this taxation
over $1,200,000,000 annually the pub
lic have no representation whatever
on the tax board.
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We Pay the Freight.
Wn -ri!l rlflirr.!- ihe, fnWnrvinrr 10 00 r nrnhinaf.inn tr anv trwr in
the state of Nebraska,' Freight prepaid by us, anytime during the 1
month of January, 1903. Reference: First National Bank or The In-
A Monetary Congress
In a personal letter to the editor of
The Independent, the Cambridge
Encyclopedia Co., (240 West 23rd st,
New York,) say that Hon. Alex. Del
Mar is now engaged in writing a book
entitled "History of Money in Italy,"
including the republics of Venice,
Genoa, Florence, Pisa and Lucca,
which upon completion will be pub
lished by the Cambridge people. Read
ers of The Independent are doubtless
familiar with Mr. Del Mar's "The Sci
ence of Money" and some of his other
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books on the question of money and
the precious metals.
Alexander Del Mar was born in the
city of New York, August 9, 1836. Af
ter graduating at a polytechnic, he was
educated as a civil and mining engi
neer. In 1857 he formed the design
of writing a history of the precious
metals. .This led to his study of mon
ey. In 1862 he published "Gold Mon
ey and Paper Money," and in 1865
"Essays on the Treasury." In this
year he was appointed director of the
bureau of statistics, at that time a
board of trade, with executive func
tions, among others the supervision
of the commissioners of mines, com
merce, railways, immigration, etc. In
18C6 he was appointed the American
delegate to the international congress
which met at Turin, Italy, and in 186S
delegate to The Hague. In 1872
(Greeley campaign) he was nominated
by Mr. Greeley's friends for secretary
of the treasury. In the same year he
represented the United States at th.3
international congress in St. Peters
burr, Russia.
In 1876 he was appointed mining
commissioner to the United States
monetary commission; 1878, clerk to
the committee on naval expenditures,
house of representatives; 1870, he pub
lished his "History of the Precious
Metals'"' the labor of twenty-two years;
1881, he published "A History of Mon
ey in Ancient States;" 1885, "Money
and Civilization, or a History of Mon
ey in Modern States;" 1889, "The Sci
ence of Money;" 1895, his crowning
work, "A History of Monetary Sys
tems in Various States;" 1898, "The
Science of Money," 2d ed.; 1899, "A
History of Monetary Crimes;" 1900,
"The Science of Money," 3d ed.; 1900,
"A History of Money in America;"
1901, "A History of Monetary Sys
tems," 3d ed.; besides several histori
cal works and archaeological treatises;
of great interest, all of which havej
been reviewed with the highest com-!
mendations by English, French 'and!
American critics. Mr. Del Mar is
likewise the author of numerous
pamphlets and other minor publica
tions chiefly on politico-economical
For the past twenty years, Mr. Del
Mar has given practically nis whoje
time to original research in the greac
libraries and coin collections of Eu
rope on the subject of the history of
money and finance. His future works,
both of which are well advanced to
ward completion, will be a new edi
tion of the "History of the Precious
Metals," in two volumes, and "The
Politics of Money," in one volume.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia Co. say
further: "He (Mr. Del Mar) intimated
that a monetary congress, similar to
the Memphis convention of 1895
might usefully be called next sum
mer, in one of the western states, to
outline those principles and policies
concerning money, which should be
offered to the suffrages of the people
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