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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1907.
Sets Up a "Working Modei"
Mr. Knapp Replies to Mr.'Osborn's Questions Anent
the Single"Tax. v
Rock Island, Oct. 21 Editor The
Argus: It is' gratifying to see that Mr. j
Osboru has returned to the argumeu:,
the single tax. The gentleman re-1
teats his Request that I set up a work-
Jr.? model of the single tax if I happen
10 possess one. nut as wureius muucio
6re not convenient to carry around in
one's vest jioeket, I do not happen to
tave one. Without doubt Mr. Osborn
Inows that the single tax has not been
put In operation anywhere in its en
tirety, but ft has in numerous placai
been partially adopted, and I am g'.aJ
to be able to say that so far as it ha3
teen adopted, it has proven its value.
I'ut here are a few facts which speak
f.r, themselves: George Fowlcls, mem
tor' of the New Zealand parliament
f-om Auckland, in a lensthy speech de
livered on June 25, IIMM, before the
Manhattan' Single Tax club said
".Vhcrever the hind values tax has
toen applied it has proved beneficial,
a id none of the communities that have
e loptcd it have ever gone back to the
O'd system. In the suburbs of Ausk
1 nd, 'where the land values tax ha
t ?en in effect several yciira, the popu-
I tion has increased 125 per cent, whil?
a IJoining towns where it has not bee l
a iplied, have increased only in proper-
ti the normal growth of the wl.ole
c untry. Although the conciliation
c urt had settled the wages of niechan.
1 3, vet when the land value; tax was
a 'opted, it so stimulated building that
e nployers began paying more in order
to ftet mechanics to do tty work. We
h ive no unemployed." Speaking t-f
f'e education of his people 'In econo
j. lea, Mr. Fowlds continued: "They still
1 ive some of the absurdities of people
i.". other countries? holding onto their
Y i;h tariff, but generally they know
g od things when they see them, and
t e land values tax is one of them."
One of the last official acts of tin
I: te Premier Seddoa of New Zealand
v is to recommend an increase of t!v?
1: id values tax, and a reduction of the
c stoms duties on flour for the purpose
c bringing the nevly formed Hour
t' .tst to terms. Under the li a-lcrsiyp
c Premier Seddon nearly sixty cities
! .New Zealand adopted the land val
s tax, and this approach to the sin
A J tax has proved itself so valuable
ti at no one would ever think of re-
' nilng to the old system. Put then
c. -course New Zealand is a "nev
c untry,". so let us see how this tat
v rks in an "old country." The Oe
K iti' single taxers have succeeded in
e tablishing the land values tax in 3"')
c les of Germany, starting with a 3 or
,4 ner "niille" lax. This will bo i l
c eased as' fast as possible until the
f U rental value 'of the land is take:,
( he single tax) and meanwhile all
o her taxes arc being abolished as fa
a possible. Among the cities which
h ve adopted the land values tax are
P' inkfort on Main, Cologne, Essen,
X irtmund, Gelseukirchen, Hanau, Nau
c and oth-r cities, Berlin being about
r ady to fall in line. The people are
1 lighted and several cities have asked
tl e imperial government for enact-
rr?nts which will later permit them tj
filly adopt the single tax. Amou?
tl ese are Dusscldorf and L'lm, alsn
It is notable that tlie liberal
rr'.nlstry in England some time ago
a'ked the government of New Zealand
frr a report on the land values ' ta-:.
T'w New Zealand government prompt
ly replied, for.warding a detailed report
to the home government, recommend
ing the land Values tax, saying that it
, w as a great success. The home gov
ernment at once submitted a land val
ues tax bill- for Scotland to the parlia
ment the house of commons passing
s 'me by an overwhelming majority.
J-owever when the bill was sent to the
h use of (land) lords, it was speedily
rrurdered. Meanwhile there are 35,00 )
n en walking the streets of Londo 1
v ho do not know" where their next
r eal is coming from. Had tae iani
v ilues tax bill for Scotland passed, a
similar one for -England would have
been drafted. The house of (land)
kids however, is not anxious to give
t ie single tax a foothold. The lord-
lings know what it will do to their
rt'oney bags, i Note the contrast: "We
nave no unemployed in ,ew oaianu.
fear of poor results,
tise the genuine
says Mr. Fowldes. "35,000 men walk
the streets of London unemployed,'"
announced the prspa dispatches a few
weeks, ago. Note again, the, English
people wantto give the single tax a
foothold but the house of lords says
. ' ". ,.
The lords fear tha.t their estates may
be turned into- profitable farms, whera
on these 35.000 men may be able to
live comfortably. There are five es
tates in England which comprise 185,
(M!0 acres- together. These are used as
private parks' and deer'runs, and tb.3
owners, all members of the house of
lords pay practically no taxes, as they
are assessed at a valuation made in
the time of William the Conqueror.
To say nothing of the numerous smal
ler estates, we see here 1S5.000 acres
of land held for the pleasure of a few
lords while thousands of children . are
r.nnmlly born in the slums of London,
who will never be able to call their
'"own" even one square foot of Eng
lish sil. 35.000 men walk London's
streets unemployed, and .their labor
Can any but a land monopo-
j list 6um up courage enough in the face
,of those facts, to say that the scarcity
of bread is natural and not artificial;
and that the scarcity of opportunity is
natural and not artificial? Lord Clan
ricard, who Is a member of the house
of lords and who looms.' up before the
Irish people as a living curse, recentl
said' that England and Ireland contain
ed 10.000.000 people more than the
country could support. . The truth is
that if the monstrous land monopoly
were done away with, England and Ira
land could support easily, twice tha:
many more in addition to the present
population. Henry George spoke truly
when he said, "It is not the Almighty,
but we who are. ' responsible for the
vice and misery thar fester-amid our
civilization. The Creator showers up
on us his gifts more than enough fo
all. Hut like swine scrambling for foo l
we trend them in the mire tread them
in the mire, while we tear and rend
We see that when the land values
tax was adopted in New Zealand, as
Mr. Fowldes says, "it so stimulated
building that employers began paying
greater wages than the -Conciliation
court had fixed upon, in order to get
men to work for them," Henry Georg-3
once said, "the United States need
fear no foreign enemy, until the blight
of great estates has brought failure to
our crop of men," Methinks that We
will not have to wait very long to fin 1
out that in this, as in all else that ho
said, he was rlsht. See the creat es-
tates in this country which are con
tiuuafly growing. A lumber king .ab
tanss ty various' ana sundry metnoas.
an estate greater than ,the combined
area of several---states, and a handful
or persons own toe land wuereon ar
built great, cities, whilst millions of
others can have no claim upon a
square foot of the land of their birth,
and children yet unborn are robbed by
the parasites who came before, and got
in on the ground floor. Do we wonder
! at the growth of socialism? What have
! these parasites who own our land and
who own you and I, body and soul,
ever done to give the land its value?
Who are they, that y ou and I must pay
them for the privilege of living? What
warrant have they, which shows that
our Creator gave them the right ti
charge us almost all that our labor will
produce for the privilege of using the
earth, God's gift to all men for the
satisfaction of our wants Do not our
great estates- correspond to those of
Great Britain? The Jords of England
were granted their lands by kings. But
bow came our great estates into be
ing? Was it not largely through
j fraud? That ten millions of people in
1 the United States are Condemned o
poverty, and millions more to the fear
; or poverty, is tne greatest crime m nis
tory. And it exists only because we
I support laws which deny the point
like hypocrites to a constitution which
says that all men are free and equal,
Of the great storehouse of natur?
. we make private property, coalfields
'mineral deposits, timber lands, rich
plains and richer valleys. We give up
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to Individual and corporate greed im
mense values which belongs to the
people and then strangle and rob in
dustry and thrift, for the support ol
government. We grant privileges to
respectable grafters who dictate the
teachings of our public instructors; jo
that when political economy dares to
make clear the simplest truths whic'a
run counter to vested wrongs, it is gag
ged and bound by those who profit by
this injustice. , Aye, we live in a land
of freedom, where all men are equal.
When man steals to support a sick
ife and, children, we railroad him to
prison for life, but when a jury of ou
iiccuum uuu eqiicimy luvmg oiiims
is asked to indict a bunch of grafters
ho stole millions, the jury brings in
written apology with the indictment;
sking pardon because they had to in
diet, saying that they couldn't help it
Do we yet wonder that socialism
We will not employ a man who has
done time for stealing a pair of boots
n winter, but when a multimillionaire
vho has wrecked a bank has served
is three months sentence, we place
the golden crown upon bis head. . We
see a poor harmless socialist preacu
iiig on a street corner and we send
im to the works for six months, but
we say nothing when a -rich ward heel
er makes hn . spiel on the same corner.
Many, (not to say most) of the judges
of our courts, our clergy, our govern
ing officers, and our substantial citi
ens have the sign of the dollar stamp
ed indelibly upon their brows. In days
of yore they adored the golden calf.
ut we of today adore the gold in the
calf. But enough. 1 hope the exam-
les of New Zealand and Germany' wiM
be acceptable to Mr. Osborn as work
ing models as far as they go. He asks,
How and by whom, is the amount of
the tax to be ascertained?"" T reply,
by the assessor, same as now. .Confin
ing Mr. Osborn asks, "How or by
whom is this tax to be apportioned
ustly among different tracts of lani
in different parts of the country?"
This question Is ,out of place. The sin
gle tax is a method of raising revenue.
which is in strict accordance with all
atural laws. How the people should
pend their pubjic funds is not for me
to say. The funds will be expended
by government, but "how" they will b?
expended is a question which the peo
ple must answer. There are numer
ous ways, and a little reflection will
suggest them to the mind of any man1
who is familiar with the science of
good government. A word as to far
mers and the single tax.
The farmers of this, countfry are pay-
ng between two and one half and
three times, more than their fair stum'
of taxes. The average farmer who does
not understand the single tax thinks
t will hurt him because he confuses
land" with "laud values." But thoug.i
the farmer owns a great deal of land
he i actually. vOAvj-.couparatiToly Httle
of laud value. According to the last
IT. . S. ;census compilation.;' the farmer,
own less thau 20 per cent of the land
values of this country, but they pay bo-
ween CO and -70 per cent, of all taxes,
state and federal, direct and indirect.
Think of it. they own only 20 per cent
of the land values, yet they pay GO or
0 per cent of the taxes. Is this not
robbing industry for the support of
government? It is easy enough to un
derstand this when we consider that
a lot with 20 foot front in the heart of
any of our big cities has more of land
value (irrespective of improvements),
than has many a fine farm of 200 acres
or more. Under the single tax there
fore, the farmer would pay but 20 per
cent of the taxes, which would be
about one third of what he pays now.
and hence, instead of crushing the far
mer as the present system of taxation
does, the single tax would fall heavily
on the congested wealth of the idle
holders of special privileges.
GEORGE P. KNAPP.
The Alice Roosevelt Rose.
A new rose, the Alice lloosevelt.
will be among the challengers for fa
vor at the annual Chicago flower show,
to be field in the Coliseum Nov. C to
. The new rose comes from the
west, and its color is pink. It is ex
pected to take some of the honor3
which have been won' by the Mrs.
Marshall Field rose the last two years.
Registry Booth For One.
It cost the city of New York $400 t
register one voter recently in the bor
ough of Brooklyn because John Leary,
fifty-four years old. an employee of the
park department, is the only voter and
his house is the only house In the
Twenty-ninth election , district of the
Sixteenth assembly district. Mr. Leary
appreciated the humor" of the "situation
and proceeded to get the most out of
It. Throughout the day he walked iu
and out of the parlor in a tantalizing
way, each time making out that be
had come to register. Then he would
change his mind. He did not register
Likes to Be Called Ted.dy.
Tresldent Roosevelt likes to be called
Teddy. ; Mayor Malone of Memphis,
Tenn., Bays that the presideut told him
bo during the parade there ia these
"I am glad the American people call
me Teddy. It fills me with pride to
have such a term of endearment ap
plied to me."
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Maretsni's ivreui kiuvcsn iri perfeet
ng bis wire!e-s system so Hint' eoin
r.eivial milages eoutil lie sf.it at-rii-lie
At!;intie li;is caused widespread I'
eivst in l::s work.' It was -u Jan. ..
l!il. that Masvuiil staid islu-) wire
ess ti:iniiu;ii-atiiii en .Ills system . 1k
!v'een St.- .'.-itlarri:iis. . ii tlie Isle of
'.Vigb t. mid the I.k'.ar.l. in i.'uriiwall.' a
ista::i-c of is;', i;ilcs. thus proving tlie
.iriiK-iple of t!:-' umiiMterfciviice 'f the
iii-valiire v.f the e:irtb. . wliicb iuter-iVrVtu-i'
was aniii-lpaieil hy tliauy men
,.f- learning and c:ifi '.tvstly .' p red ivied.
iiy. the c:i!)Il companies experts.'
these i-esrlltM jtistU'.ed ,Ir. Marconi
hi ' Vocotuuiciidliig ' the eie tinti f a
hl.h power station, with the object of
leli'grapMng wirclessly across the At
lantic vays thy New York''Tii:ies. Such
:i fitution was erected at l'oldhu. in
.Cornwall. England, sind on Dee. 12.
l!0l. the: lirst 'clear am'T 'intelligible
signals sent across the Atlantic were
received from I'oldbii tit a temporary
station located near the city of St
John's, iu Newfoundland.
In July. August und September of
1002 Mr. Marconi, at the invitation of
the Italian government, made a cruise
in the warship Carlo Alberto and dur
ing the voyage carried out important
tess in wireless telegraphy. During
these experiments messages transmit
ted from I'oldliu were received across
land nnd water first, nearly its far. as
Cronstadt. iu the gulf of Finland, Rus
sia, a distance 'of 1.400 miles; second,
at Gibraltar. -across the whole of Spain,
over a distance of 1.000 miles, and,
third, in the Mediterranean, off the
coast of Corsica, over a distance of
1.000 miles, although the whole of
France and part of the Alps intervened
between the two stations.
Messages In nearly all positions and
places visited by the cruiser, were re
ceived either on Mr. Marconi's re
ceiver, working a tape instrument, or
by means of his magnetic receiver.
The reports on these tests were signed
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other brewers in the United States, and
use them exclusively in their famous
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by 'Admiral Mirabrllo. the present
head of the Italian navy.
As a result f the success of these
tests the Italia u minister of marine,
at the request of the king of Italy, is
sued orders that the Carlo Alberto
should be placed at Mr. Marconi's dis
poKiil for the purpose of assisting him
in the establishment of communication
between C'unada and England. On
Oct. CO. ;l!)t2. the Carlo Alberto left
riymouth nnd sailed for Sydney, X.
8..' and messages were received from
Pqlcllm throughout the 'voyage to Syd
ney, it distance of 2.500 miles.
' After n few weeks' preliminary work
at the station, which had. in pursu
ance' of arrangements made between
the Canadian' government and Mr.
Marconi. - been' erected at Glace Bay.
Cape, Breton, the following message
was transmitted on Dec. 1(5. 1002. to
the London Times by Dr. Parkin, its
own special correspondent:
Being present nt transmission In Mar
coni's Canadian station, have lionor send
through Times inventor's first wireless
transatlantic message of greeting to Kng
land and Italy. PAUK1X.
On Dec. 19 to Lord Knollys. Buck
ingham palace. London:
t'pon occasion of ' first wireless tele
graphic communication across Atlantic
ocean, may I be permitted to present, by
means of this wireless telegram trans
mitted from Canada to England, my re
spectful homage to his majesty the king?
Glace Bay. i
On Dec. 20. 1902. from Lord Minto.
then governor general of Canada:
To His Majesty the fcing. London:
May 1 be permitted, by means of first
wireless message, to congratulate your
majesty on success of Marconi's great In
vention connecting England and Canada?
On Dec. 22:
Government of Canada, through Times,
desires to congratulate British people ac
complishment by Marconi greatest feat
modern science yet achieved.
. ; Acting 1'remicr, Ottawa.
' ' no S
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Province of Saaz, Bohemia.
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BY IMPURITIES IN THE BLOOD
If Old Sores were due to outside influences, or if the cause was confined
Btrictly to the diseased flesh around the ulcer, then external treatment and
simple cleanliness would cure them. But the trouble is in the blood, which
has become unhealthy and diseased, and keeps the sore open by continually
discharging into it the impurities and poisons with which the circulation is
filled. This poisonous condition of the blood may be the remains of some
constitutional trouble; the effect of a long-spell of sickness, or because the
natural refuse of the body, which should pass off through the proper avenues,
has been left in the, system and absorbed into the blood. Again, the cause
may be hereditary ; but it does not matter howthe poison becomes intrenched
in the blood, the fact that the sore will not heal is evidence of a deep underly
ing cause. Salves, washes, lotions. etc4 may cause the place to scab over, .
. temporarily, bat the blood is not uinde any?
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Tlie following replies were received
by cable from Europe, as the I'oldhu
station vas not then equipped so as to
transmit messages in a reliable uiau
ner from England to Canada:
From hts tnajestx King Edward VII.:
Slpnor Mnreoni. Canada:
1 have had the honor of submitting your
tolcKram to the king, and I am com
manded to congratulate you sincerely
from his majesty on the successful issue
of your endeavors to develop your most
Important invention. The king has been
much intcrcBted by your experiments, as
lie remembers that the initial ones were
commenced by you from the roval vacht
Osborne in 1S98. KNOLLYS.
Also the following from King Ed'
Marconi, fromr" Governor General's Secre
tary: Am desired by governor general to In
form you that his excellency had received
following cable from his majesty: I am
much interested by the wireless message
which you have sent me and am delighted
at the success of Signor Marconi's great
invention which brings Great Hritaln and
Canada into still closer connection.
EDWARD R. I.
Numerous other messages, aggregat
ing several thousand words, were aft
erward sent from Cape Breton to Eng
Mr. Marconi then proceeded to his
other higli power station which had
been -erected at Cape Cod In Massaeuu
setts,tU. S. A., and'early in January,
1003. sent the following complete wire
less telegram . across to ' Poldhu In
Cornwall, Eugland, from the president
of the United States to hh majesty the
king of England:
To His Majesty King Edward VJI.:
In taking advantuge of the wonderful
triumph of scientific research and" ingenu
ity which has been achieved in perfecting
the system of wireless telegraphy. I ex
tend on behalf of the American people,
my most cordial greetings and good
Wishes for you and the people of the Brit
The following is a copy of King Ed
ward's reply, sent (for reasons previ
ously given by cable:
To the President. White House. Wash
ington: . '
I titanic you most sincerely for the kind
message I have just received from you
through Signor- Marconi's .transatlantic
wireless telegraphy, i-sincorcly recipro
cate," in the name o British empire,
the cordial ' greetings and friendly senti
mnts expressed .by you on. behalf of the
American nation, and I heartily wish you
and your country everv possible pros
perity. EDWARD R. L
Experiments have been going on at
Glace Bay constantly since then, and
the first message sent' was froui Sir
Wilfrid Laurlcr. nremier-of the Do
purer by such treatment, ana soon tne oia
inflammation and discharge will return -ard..-
the sore be as bad or worse than before.
S. S. S. goes down to the very bottom of the
trouble, cleanses and purifies the blood, ar.d
makes a permanent cure. . S. S. S. enriches
ami freshens the circulation so that instead of
minion of Canada, to the London
Standard. 4n it Sir Wilfrid congratu
lated the English people upon tue'es
tabllshment of this new means of com
munication between Great Britain and
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