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the people produce individually was
left to the producer, we could all pay
as we go and long-time debts would
go where all the bad things go, if
there is such a place. At any rate
they would be abolished and vanish.
Geo. V. Wells.
1,500 miles away, I am a henchman
of the capitalist class, traitorous,
etc., and so on.
The comic papers couldn't beat it!
I stand ready to match Stone's rec
ord of "earning bread by the .sweat
of the brow" with my own.
His references to labor conditions
in general are foreign to the subject
They certainly do not apply to Utah,
where labor is not oppressed and
where laboring men are not igno
rant, and where the great majority
of the people are teaching, preach
ing and striving to reach an ideal
community condition called the
United Order, in which every man,
woman and child will receive and
enjoy the fruits af his or her labor.
J. Frank Pickering.
BONDAGE OF PUBLIC DEBT.
The people of Chicago who went to
the polls to elect some high-priced
judges were also favored with the op
portunity to vote themselves and
their children deeper and deeper into
the pit of public debt that threatens
to engulf the whole world.
If all the voters were enlightened
in regard to the ethics of taxation,
its natural law and the evil results
of wrong methods of collecting pub
lic revenue, the system of bondage
by public debts would soon be abol
ished. The philosophy of taxing posterity
is morally wrong. Each generation
should pay its way as it goes. The
people who come after us will have
their own burdens to bear. We have
no power to bind them, except the
power of the same ignorance that
permits the system of today to exist
Posterity, if they should get wis
dom to do so, would be justified in
repudiating every burden of debt that
we are voting to place upon them.
The system is so unjust that it must
in the future perish from its own
wickedness. It is not necessary.
If the collective value produced by
the people every year was taken for
public purposes and the value that
GOV. DUNNE'S REMARKS. ApJ
ropos of Gov. Dunne's remarks, rela
tive to the necessity and duty of
every man fit for service to enlist, I
respectfully rise to inquire whether
such members of the Dunne family
sons and sons-in-law have done
their enlisting early. Also, I am
rather curious to know whether Gov.
Dunne really believes that all those
who participated in the preparedness
parade did so of their own volition.
By far the greater number of
those who marched in the parade did
so, not as individuals, but as compo
nent parts of various institutions or
corporations. As a rule their desires
or views in the matter were not con
sulted they were told to report at a
certain place at a certain time ready
to march. Those who ventured to
question whether this was obligatory
were told that they must either
march or lose their day's pay and
in some cases the inference was
given than the penalty for failing to
report might have even been greater.
Louis J. DeRocher.
LOOKING BACK FOUR YEARS
The first day of the 1912 G. 0. P.
convention, Elibu Root was put in as
temporary chairman over Gov. Mc
Govern of Wisconsin, the Roosevelt
candidate. It took 15 minutes,to clear
the aisles of the Coliseum and se
veral minutes longer before order
was restored. The day's big fight
came on the demand of Gov. Hadley
of Missouri, Roosevelt leader, for the
"purging of the polls" and substitu
tion of a roster containing the
Roosevelt delegates instead of the
Taft men who had been fraudulently
seated from several states' by the na