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NEVADA’S ROBBER RAILROADS
<> ( <► Duty of the livcoming Legislature to !; ' ■ Rescue the State from the Robber Rail' < j ;; roads-Necessity for a General Newspaper ;; ;; Union Throughout Nevada to Arouse " o Public Spirit and Lead the Rescue.—Now ;; or Never the Battle Must Be Fought to ;; a Finish. * .mnti i f < » ♦ ♦ ♦♦ -r— - Will the Press of Nevada Do Its Duty :: in the Coming Crisis?—Samples of «j ;; Railroad Extortion in Nevada 10 Cents ;; ;; a Mile Passenger Fares—Freight Rates :: That Paralyze the State's Industries.— •> How They Strangle and Rob Our Muv ;; ;; ing Camps. ::.». <> ° The Motto of the Railroads Toward " o Nevada! “Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet" <• ;; —They Have Got Tonopah and Gold^ ;; ;; field and Ely and Bullfrog by the Throat !! —Is Governor Sparks Alive to the Out' •* ;; rageous Robbery?—Is He Capable of ;; ;; Leading the Movement for Justice to the <! o People of Nevada? ♦ ♦♦»»» »»»♦♦♦♦ Are the Legislators Alive to the Situx " o ation?—Is the Press of the State Arouse <* I; mg the People to Rescue Themselves ;; ;; from the Robber Railroads?—Crying Ne/ 11 o cessity for a Close Newspaper Union to «| ;; Rally the People.—Imperative Need of ;; ;; Drastic Laws and a Railroad Commit !! ;; sion to Enforce Them. . -The cost of operating and main taining a railroad in Nevada is less than in any other State in the country. ^ - The cost of fuel is the only item of expense above the average. -Most of the items are way below the average. -The grades are very moderate, and the dryness of the climate and the nature of the soil make the cost of main taining roadbed and rolling stock very low. -The grades are more moderate than in any State west of Kansas and Nebraska. -The cost of labor is less than in Katina* and Nebraska because the sta tions are few and far between. -The cost of maintaining roadbed is far less than in Kansas and Nebraska, because there is almost no adobe soil to dissolve beneath the track when rain comes. -The cost of building and main taining roadbed is less than half the cost in Colorado and California. -The cost of hauling passenger and freight traffic cannot be much over half the cost on the mountain roads of those two States. -Yet the charges on both classes of traffic are from two to four times as high as in those States. -And the railroads of Nevada are paying from paying from 30 per cent, to 100 per cent, a year on their actual cost. -Not on their capitalization, ob ' serve, but only on their actual cost. -They are all capitalized at from three to five times their actual cost. -And they are robbing Nevada and paralyzing all its industries to pay dividends on that capitalization. .And robbery is not the worst side of the story. .By an organized system of es pionage and bribery and extortion they are corrupting, degrading and enslaving the people and destroying their confi dence in one another so that they can not unite to make an end of the robbery. -The robbery is an outrage; but the corruption of the people, their courts, their legislators, the whole personnel and machinery of the law by an organ ized system of espionage and terrorism is A CRIME. -IT IS TREASON AGAINST THE STATE. -And as treason it must be sup pressed with a firm hand and punished with merciless justice, -But with STRICT JUSTICE. Don,t forget that. We can’t afford to be nnjnst. 1 -Nevada mast not only ALLOW it must also COMPEL the railroads of the State to earn a good profit on their ACTUAL COST. -We are willing to allow; we are indeed anxious to COMPEL the rail riads of Nevada to earn 10 per cent, a year on their actual cost. -There isn’t a railroad in Nevada that has cost (in Nevada) an average of $20,000 a mile. -The average cost, including equipment, is probably close to $12,000 a mile. -The latest one completed (1905) cost less than $9,000. -And that road is charging 10 cents a mile, passenger rate. -The freight rates are equally ex tortionate. -That is extortion, but not crime; because the law permits. -We reiterate and insist that the CRIME of the railroads is not in doing what the law permits. ■ ■■■ The crime consists in doing what no law can permit, tolerate or condone— corrupting public opinion by an organ ized system of espionage, bribery and terrorism. -The terrorism is very real, though (being unusually skillful and ex perinced terrorists) it is not, to the or dinary citizen, made obtrusively appar ent, for fear of provoking them to revolt and confiscation. -It takes, as it always takes, and may always be expected to take where the terrorists are intelligent and skillful, the form of favoritism. -That is how it corrupts the pub lic and controls the lawmakers and the operative machinery of the law. -Favoritism is the most insidious and deadly form of terrorism. -It makes every favorite a spy upon his neighbors and thus robs them of the mutual confidence which—and which alone—can enable them to unite to put an end to the evil. -Its favorites in commercial lines are the few very strong shippers who are able to make trouble for them and expose their villainy. -Its favorites in politics are the district attorneys who administer the criminal law, and the judges who in terpret the Statutes. WHAT IS TNI RIMIDYT -Confiscation is not to be thought of, though that is the perfectly legal and most effective remedy against treason. -It is a just remedy whenever it is a necessary remedy. ———But in this case it is not yet necessary. -The first effective remedy is to enact a State law malting the corrupt practices of the railroads treason with the penalty for treason. -The second effective thing is to enact a law making the impeachment of judges and district attorneys, who be tray their trust, easy, speedy and effect ive. -But it is useless to consider rem edies where there is no consolidated public opinion to enforce them. -To create such a consolidated public opinion is a very difficult thing to undertake in a State like Nevada, with the voice of the press silenced through discouragement with the effort and with all the politicians bidding for the favor of the powerful robber with hands upon the throat of the State and menacing all the generous and patriotic ambitions of the citizen. -The first remedy we would pro pose is a convention of the newspaper men at the Capital, very soon, to stimu late the courage and bear up the hands of the Governor and the Legislature, and to effect a close newspaper union to arouse a wholesome and energetic public opinion against the Railroad Anarchists who are corrupting the State while they rob the people and defy the laws. -Will the newspaper fraternity of Reno, the metropolis of the State, unite to call such a convention? -Will the newspaper men of Goldfield andTonopah and Ely and Bull frog do it? -One united rally, gentlemen of the Nevada press; one firm stand, with bayonets fixed and resolution unflinch ing, and the Railroad anarchists will take to their heels and the State will be re deemed. -Will you do it? -That’s the question. -Any generous resolutions that may lie in the breast of the Governor or the Legislators toward such a holy war upon incorporated anarchy must inevit ably come to naught without the united ana courageous stimulation encourage ment of the State press. -Therefore, the question is: will you do it? -Will you unite to redeem Neva da from the corruption and anarchy of the ROBBER RAILROADS? 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