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mi, 1 THE LEON REPORTER O. E. HULL, Editor. LEON, IOWA SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year $1.50 Six months 75 Three months 40 Sintered as second class] matter at the boon, Iowa, Postofflce. HOW LONG WILL YOU BE BULLIED? Under Taft and Aldrich protection to American industries has sifted itself down to a heap of selfish interests lighting to settle who shall seize the most and concedo the least. Every penny that these selfish interests seize is taken from the people of the United States. Relatively very little is taken from the rich, and relatively and ac tually a very large proportion of the thievery and spoliation is at the ex pense of the poor and well-to-do. And when anything is "conceded," in order to enable the selfish interests to "get together," it merely means that they "concede" to the American consumer that he shall be robbed of only 95 cents, say, instead of a whole dollar. There was a time when it was possible to argue, with at least some show of plausibility, in favor of the protective policy as a means of building up strug gling American industries, of creating a home market, and of equalizing the difference between high-priced Ameri can labor and "the cheap pauper labor of Europe." That time is no more. Our "strug gling industries" have grown into enor naous trusts, that dominate the home market and are reaching out after dominion of the foreign markets. Our "home market" is no longer that ideal market where, thanks to protection, American-made products can be bought as cheaply as foreign products. It is a monopolized market, where only the products of the trusts are to be had, and at a price generally from 10 to 100 per cent higher than the trusts charge the people of Europe, South America and Australia. And our "high-priced American labor is high-priced no longer. It is the choapest labor in the world, measured by what it gives the employer in return for every dollar he gives. And measured by the relative cost of living, it is sinking, under protection, to a stage where it is paid as little as is the labor of the European nations. The arguments for protection are arguments no longer. There is now but one argument seriously urged in its behalf. It is that the great trusts and monopolies, if given all the "protection" they want, will do all the business they can, and so "make the country prosper ous." And if not given what they demand they will keep the mills closed and "retard the restoration of prosper ity." In other words, the argument has become half threat, half a ridiculous bribe. It is a bribe to the American people to allow themselves to be rob bed. If they won't submit, they will be starved. If they do submit, they will be allowed to go to work and "pile up •wealth" for the trusts, and retain for themselves such a modest part of their own earnings as is absolutely necessary to keep them alive and economically efficient. The tariff question now is simply a question as to how long the people of this republic will allow themselves to be bullied by the insolent industrial tyrants they have set over them. HPS- -gpfc A FAMILIAR WARNING. democratic newspapers and demo cratic orators have regularly given the people a warning which recently ap peared in an editorial printed in the Lincoln, Neb., News, a republican paper. The editorial is entitled "A Suggestion" and was as follows "After pondering deeply over the Matter, we have come to the conclusion that if the consumer desires to hare any part or consideration in tariff mak ing, he must choose a different period of the year in which tariff bills shall be moulded. Last year we had a lively campaign, at the conclusion of which we selected several hundred gentlemen to represent us in congress and elected legislatures which chose some thirty senators during the winter. Last year say about August and September would have been the proper time to call con gress in session and pass a tariff bill. The consumer was the big man at that time. The various candidates were so sure that his interests should be con sidered above all others that they frankly told him so and assured him that what he needed was a reduction in the tariff so that the cost of living -might be lessened. Since than they have gone down to Washington, have talked with the manufacturer, the pro ducer, found him to be a very con vincing sort of a gentleman and have allowed him to write the schedules. Distance and time has permitted the vision of the consumer to become shadowy, and in some cases he is treat ed as a purely mythical personage. It is quite evident that he is to receive little consideration at the hands of either branch. The only way open to the -consumer, as we view it, is for him to demand that tariff making be confined entirely to the campaign season when he is somebody." Aldrich of the senate and Cannon of the boss ring masters. They stand on the outer edge and crack their whips and the big fat Taft and the other Republican dummies jump to the crack of the whip like a lot of scared sheep. And all this to trust musio.— Platte County Landmark. ai-'/the house La Follette says that Aldrich has for feited his position of leadership in the Republican party, but it is apparent the Wisconsin senator will need more assistance in enforcing the forfeit. There are some hides on the free list —the consumers,' for instance. Bvery body takes a whack at them. Mrs. Cleveland says the signature in question is not that of her late husband. That seems to settle it. The tariff is being handled, with gloves by its frisnds. —Gallatin Demo crat. jfxrt VSQUARE DEAL* FOR THE WEST. The republican party would not now be in power if the voters of the west and middle west had not rallied last November to Taft's support. And why did many of these western states send Bryan to defeat for the third time? It was because the republican party, through its convention platform, its campaign spokesmen, and througli direct pledges from Taft himself, prom ised that the burden of unnecessary tariff taxation should be lifted from the west's shoulders. President Taft knows that this is the case. He knows what western senti ment is on genuine tariff revision. He knows also that it is this same west that has come to the rescue of the re publican party in various national crisises. Doubtless some of the saner New Eng land senators know this also. The grand dukes of the money power, headed by Aldrich, may know it, but they don't care. All they ask is that the west shall continue helping to vote the republican party into power. The forcing of the wool schedule by Aldrich in the face of the western plea for revision and despite Senator Dolliver's expose of its dishonesty puts Mr. Aldrich in the position of endanger ing the republican party. It is to 1'resident Taft that western consumers naturally turn for a "square deal" in this tariff crisis. They made him president. And they sincerely hope they will never have occasion to regret it. Political ideals are known in the west. In other words, the west believes in broad fundamental policies of govern ment. It is willing that New England mill bosses should thrive, but not at the expense of the rest of the nation Give the west a "square deal," Presi dent Taft.—Chicago Journal. A REPUBLICAN WARNING. The St. Albans (Vermont) Messenger, a republican paper, gives this warning to its party: "And the whole situation simply amounts to this, that if out of this long continued and earnestly insistent popu lar demand for a statesmanlike revision of the tariff the republican party is to offer the people a stone when they have ask for bread, then the elections for congress in 1910 and the election for the presidency in 1912 will tell in un mistakable terms how the indignant people of this country rebuke the leaders that have been faithless to their interests. And the republican party can thank Aldrich and his associates for its humiliation. There need be no dema gogery about such talk as this, no ap peal to prejudice, no play to the gal leries. If the events of the past seven or eight years have clearly demon strated anything atall to the intelligent comprehension of the great mass of American voters, it is the greatest obstacle to the triumphant sts^&sman ship and wise administration of govern ment of the republican party has not been obstruction of political opponents from without, but the shortsighted stubbornness and arrogant greed of the "interests' within." Whethor or not a railway conductor has a right to expel a passenger from a train who refuses to pay 10 cents ad ditional fare because he does not have a1 ticket will be tested in court by II. G. Wintermute, who has brought suit against the Burlington for damages in the sum of §1,999 under such circum stances, says the Bedford Times-Re publican. It is set out in the petition that on February 1, 1909, Mr. Winter mute approached the ticket office in Bedford for the purpose of buying a ticket to Conway that the agent was at that time engaged in attending to baggage and was not able to furnish the ticket. It is stated further that Mr. Wintermute was at the station in ample time to procure a ticket, but before the agent came to the ticket window the train arrived. His experi ence on the train, it is alleged, was that the conductor approached him and was paid the amount of the faro from Bedford to Conway. The conductor de manded the additional 10 cents and up on the refusal of Mr. Wintermute to pay, he was put off the train. The- Dingley tariff rates have become generally excessive. They have be come excessive because conditions have changed since 1896. On the whole the tariff ought to be lowered.—Candidate Taft. In my judgment the rates are exces sive and a revision of the tariff in ac cordance with the pledge of the repub lican platform will be on the whole a substantial revision downward.—Candi date Taft. 1909. The republican party has no inten tion of revising the tariff downward.— Senator Lodge, Standpatter from Mass achusetts. It is announced that the Pennsylvania steel company will increase the wages of its employees the first of July. The fact is being heralded throughout the country as a return of prosperity sign. It will be remembered that a few months ago the steel company cut the wages but did not lower the price of their products. In steel and hardware circles there is a sharp advance looked for the middle of the month. As a re sult the workingmen will get the same wages they did before the reduction and the public will pay inore for the goods. "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches," is one of the pro verbs of Solomon, and it is as applicable to the present day as when it was uttered. The nauseating scandals- of the members of the Gould, Vanderbilt and other rich families are shining ex amples of the truth of the saying of the Wise Man. With hogs selling at $8 a hundred every pig will be a greased pig to the consumer ere long. "My child was burned terribly about the face, neck and chest. I applied Dr. Thomas' Hleetric Oil. The pain ceased and the child sank into a restful sleep." —Mrs. Nancy M. Hanson, Hambarg, N. Y. THE JLEON REPORTER THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1909. F. F. Bedier. Francis F. Bedier was born in Beau mont, France, Oct. 2, 1838, died at his home in Leon, Iowa, June 13,1909, aged 70 years, 8 months and 11 days. Mr. Bedier when about ten years of age, came with his parents to America, landing at New Orleans, the family lo cating in Hancock county, 111., near the old Mormon town of Nauvoo. When he was but sixteen years ot age he started out to make his way in the world, locating in Kansas in what is now Coffee county, and was there dur ing the wild and troublesome times of the John Brown raid and border ruf fians. In 1857 he returned to Hancock county and remained four years, going then to St. Louis, and in response to President Lincoln's call for 75,000 vol unteers, he was one of the first to en list, on April 23, 1801, in Co. G, 1st Missouri Infantry. He served his term of enlistment and was in the engage ment at Camp Jackson, and after be ing honorably discharged returned again to Hancock county. On August 14,1862, he again enlisted at Hamilton, Illinois, and was assigned to Co. C, 118th Illinois infantry. He was with Sherman at his attack on Vicks burg, Arkansas Post, Chickasaw Bayou, Champion Hills, Black River bridge, with Grant at the siege of Yicksburg, and in many other severe engagements and skirmishes. Ho was mustered out at Baton Rouge, October 1, 1965. He had proved himself to be a loyal sol dier, honest, upright and patriotic. For a patriot is "One who loves American institutions, who is pure in life, who participates in the management of gov ernment affairs, and who respects law sufficiently to obey it, who "dose not easily forget the conflict of the sixties and renders honor to whom honor is due." Our Divine Master has promised that "Whosoever shall give drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you he shall nowise lose his reward." Matt. 10:42. He was united in marriage to Miss Rosetta Schenck, at Carthage, 111., Jan. 2,1867, and to this anion were born ten children, who are all living and grown to manhood and womanhood except one, Fred, who died at the age of six years, and his aged companion through many years of a happy wedded life. In 1870 the family came to Decatur county and settled on a farm three and a half miles northwest of Leon, where he resided for ten years and then moved to a larger farm in Grand River town ship, where he resided until eighteen years ago when he moved to Leon and has since made his home in this city. Funeral services were held from the home on Thursday afternoon, June 17th, conducted by Elder J. J. Ruppert, and under the auspices of the G. A. R. post, a large concourse of neighbors and friends gathering to pay their last tribute of respect to a companion, father, neigh bor and friend. In addition to the wife and nine children, one brother and one sister, as well as a host of friends are left to mourn his loss. All that medical skill and loving hand could do was done, but all in vain. The bereav ed ones have the sympathy of the com munity. May our Heavenly Father give them sufficient grace in this time of need, is the prayer of many friends. Could not be Better. 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