The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 01, 1890, Page 5, Image 5

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enhancing the prices ol" articles of domestic production sim
ilar to the imported articles upon which incicascd rntcs of
duty nrc imposed in the hill."
Cm lisle net proves that this incrense in taxation is upon
the articles in common use among the people. He sujs there
is no incrense of more than $10,000,000 in the metal schedule
upon iron and steel and their manufactures. That the woolen
schedule is increased $14, 500,000. That there is ai increase
of over $19,000,000 in the cotton schedule, and a $5,000,000
increase in the flax schedule. Tin plate, he says, is inci eased
$8,700,000, and on cotton ties, an article used exclusively by
the farmers in the South there is an increase of $671,985.
Senator Carlisle then discusses the sugar schedule. A
bounty of i4( cents per pound is paid upon all sugar polariz
ing between 80 and 90 degrees, nud 2 cents per pound upon
all sugar polarizing over 90 gegices, which will amount, ac
cording to the present production of sugar in this country to
$7,000,000 and $8,000,000. Mr. Carlisle shows that the con
sinner will receive no benefit from this bounty, for, says he:
"He will not get his sugar any cheaper than he would if no
bounty were paid because the bounty paid sugar produced in
this country will sell at the same price precisely as the duty
paid refined sugar, which comes here from other countries,
but the consumers will be taxed seven or eight million dollars
per annum to be paid as a gratuity to the manufacturers, and
to this extent the'r sugar will cost them more that it would
have cost without the bounty." The discrimination will
therefore be in favor of the manufacturers and not in favor of
the farmers or consumers.
The reciprocity provision is then taken up and discussed
at some length. It is shown, not to be reciprocity, but ictal
iatiou. In answer to a remark made by a senator that, "With
us, in our system and age of civilization, trade between
nations .Hands (or war," Mr. Carlisle said, "Commerce has
in my judgment contributed more to the civilization o( the
world, more to establish fraternal relations between the
peoples of diflfetcut countries than all other human agencies
combined. Cbmmcicc is not war, it is peace.' Why, then,
should we a wall around these United States so high
that other nations can neither climb over or break through.
As a nation we arc very strong and, admitting that we are
strong enough to need no outside help whatever, is it policy
to shut out foreign nations and thereby incur their dislike?
We may be able to do this without any injury to ourselves,
but we will loose the friendship that other nations have
always shown to us of late years. We should endeavor, by
all means, to remain friendly to other nations but with the
new tariff bill a law this will be haul to do, for it is bound to
bring us into disfavor, more or less, with outside countries.
Tlieie are other points discussed by Mr. Carlisle but these
arq the principle ones, The speech is a masterly production
and fills over thirteen columns '11 the Post. -
. As we sit listening, not from choice, to the musical dibits
of an amateur seruadiug party the thought comas to us that
it would be a vast improvement il they would file their saws
by hand.
Airaugeiueiilsaie being made for the entrance of the la
dies into the work of the gymnasium, and in the immediate
future certain hours will be set apart for their use. Misses
Green, Trecmau, Wing and Hammond, who have been ap
pointed as the committee upon agitation and un.iiigciuetUs,
have made rapid progress in their work, and will soon he
able to announce the opening of regular classes in gymnasium
A costume of dark blue llnnnel has been agreed upon,
which will be worn during all gymnasium exercises. To all
who desire to join classes Lieutenant Griffith will give special
instruction, but the privileges of the building will be open to
all, whether they have time for the instiuction or only desire
to go in during the ladles hours for general exercises.
Ihirini; the past few weeks the opening of tlje electric rail
way, witn the possibilities of extending electric traction,
coupled with the laet that the new hotel is expected to furnish
light fiom its own plant has brought quite a number of electri
cians to iheVity. Most of these men have visited the Univer
sity and all have expressed astonishment upon finding" such an
excellent equipment here and they say that our apparatus even
surpasses in some respect the equipments of older technical
colleges. The opinions of these men arc worth much to the
University, as they are the men with whom graduates from
this department will deal in the future, and a degree from a
a college of iccoguixd high . standing is as nuiLh ot pcihaps
more advantageous, for a few years, to students in technical
departments than to those who enter other fields of employ
ment. Quite recently the University Was called upon for an
accurate test of the first isolated electric light plant installed
in Lincoln; the results of this test were very satisfactory to
the parlies concerned. A few cases of this kind will help to
establish the reputation of the University in the minds of
those who have need of such services, and will help to place
our electrical department on an equal footing with those at
Cornell and Johns Hopkins.
It is not the province of Tick IIksi', to enter into
discussions of local politics, but we believe it is not out of
place to remind the students on the eve of election, that a
student should lie free to vote for the best man regnidlcss of
party affiliations. When you go to the polls remember that
local politics should embody 110 principle but good, honest,
clean government and. .vote for men who can be trusted to
stand by the better of society in the struggle for the
suppression of vice and ciimc. It is not our purpose to dwell
upon the characters of candidates, but we desire to impress
upon your minds that this is your first duty. As an example we mean we will ask you to examine the recoidsof
of the two candidates for county attorney of Lancaster county.
Many of the reders of Tin: 1 1'i:ui an will vote at the com
ing election, in Lincoln. We ask those to compare the two
men, N. Z. Snclland his opponent. This is not a parly mat
ter at all bul only a plea to you to judge the men 011 your
ticket and vote lor good local administration. l!c independ
ent in your voting, if the best man for any olfice is not on
your ticket snatch off his opponents name and put his on.
Where it is impossible to judge a man personally it is often
best to be guided by the principles that he represents, but if
it is possible to know the man, be guided in all cases by such
Friday evening, October 24, will be remembered by a large
.lumber of students as the occasion of an outing very similar
to aii inter-collegiate meeting. The literary society at Cot
ner University javc a special program to which the -scvcuil
literary societies of the University and the students of the
Weslevan were invited. We went, about ihirlv couolcs! and
enjoyed ourselves in ajiiost hilarious manner. When the cars
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