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MARCH 30, 1905 . economic devil who must be chained while we enjoy the mlllenium. Until somei other system is devised for fcup- . plying' revenues for carrying on the federal government, we need not make comparisons between the republican tweedledum and the democratic twee .dledee. Whether the producer of wealth is, robbed by one or the other makes little difference to the victim. That, he is robbed and" injured by 1 .A 1. . a A - i m mm tuner is suincient to jusuiy nis com plaint. One may theorize as to which . is the leaser evil but either places an undue burden upon the weak. "Take land values for public reve nues, says the single taxer: "that will. stop the robbery. You. populists make a great fuss over the money .-question and the highway question; but these amount to very little. No .doubt your argument is good as far as it goes, but you don't get down to bedrock. Land is the basis of all wealth. As population Increases, land values Increase; the tendency is also that values of commodities decrease. Therefore, take land values for public revenues." . What the single taxer is trying to show was once a nice, fresh corpse;" but it has been wrapped up in so much mummery that it means nothing at all, as stated. Pressure of population causes an increased demand for desir able locations an increase in the struggle to secure possession of these locations. The estimated quantity of the force of demand for a given por tion of the earth's surplus at a given time, is the value of that portion. Stated in terms of money it is its price. , But how "take land values" for reve nues? 1 Shall they be delivered to the tax collector wrapped in tin foil? Shall , we use a van to haul them to the public treasury? Can they be sep arated from the land with pick and shovel, like coal? "Foolish questions," retorts the sin gle taxer; "that is merely an elliptical statement. Good conversationalists, like good chess players never play the game clear down to the checkmate or draw. They leave something for in ference. Why, these land values would be delivered in money, of. course." In money! Weren't, you dear sin gle taxer, the man who said, a moment ago that we populists lay too much stress upon the money question? Yet, after all, you can't pay your single tax without first securing that negligi ble quantitymoney! Let us examine your philosophy in ; the light of present day facts... Land may be subjected to a variety, of u'Ses and . its value will depend upon-the struggle to secure its possession, for those uses. A is in possession of a gold mine; B, a farm; C, a lot In Man hattan, upon which stands a sky-scraper; D, a lot and building at Irvihgton, wnereat is produced a popular ten-cent magazine; E, a lot and building at Brockton, used in the production of shoes. ; " :". : . , . The United States "revenues," in the last analysis, do not consist o gold or silver disks stamped with cer tain letters and figures; or pieces o suK-nuueu paper pnnieu in cenam ae jsigns; but in the services of men and ' women, and in commodities to be used by these men and women in perform ing their respective duties. The same is true of the "revenues" of smaller taxing jurisdictions. - Except, perhaps, in some chemical experiments, the United States has no real need for A's product. It may need oats or corn from B, to feed its army horses. C's office building produces no tangible thing which; government may use. It is not likely to need any of D's publications. But E may supply the army with shoes. Let us now assume that' the annua rental value of each parcel of land is $10,000. What happens? ; A alone can have his product endowed with power to pay the tax. He can deliver to the United States mint approximately Salt Rtieumf Itches, oozes, dries end ccales over and over agssn: local a&nlications do not. core it because they cannot remove its cause, which is cn impure condition of the blood. The most obstinate coses have been perfectly end permanently cured by a course of Hood'sSarsaparilla tho best medicine for salt rheum in all the world. For testimonials of remarkable cures tend for Book on Salt Rheum, No. 2. CL Hood Co., Lowell, Moss. 232,000 grains of fine gold and have it stamped, free of cost, with certain let ters and figures, into, say 500 double eagles, and with these pay his ground rent. . . - But B, C, D and E must each hunt' up A or his successor and . make terms with him before they can secure the all-powerful thing which will dis charge their respective obligations to the taxing power. B may have 20, 000 bushels of corn which is needed badly by the United States army but it is powerless to cancel the gov ernment claim for ground rent; he must make terms with A or his succes sor. C and his tenants produce no tan gible thing but they must sell their services always with an eye to secur ing A's product. E has "revenues the government needs but, like A, he must "go 'round Robin Hood's barn" in order to pay his ground rent. I am not unmindful of the fact that there are other forms of "money" be sides gold; but I restrict -the state ment in order to make the principle clear. Every occupier of land on earth today is compelled to exchange his product or services for something else, before he can cancel a tax levy charged against him save and except alone the occupier of gold-producing land. ' Is this in harmony with the maxim, "Equal Rights to All, Special Privileges to None?" Hardly. And the single tax would not abolish this Injustice. Any and every sort of tax is, in the last analysis, an "income" tax, because it must be paid out of the income of some person. The great question first is: Upon what basis shall we calcu late what each shall pay? And, sec ondly, in what specific thing shall the tax be delivered to the taxing power? I believe that as every human being must occupy some portion of the earth's surface, the fairest way is to calculate the tax upon the value of that portion each occupies. In other words, I am heartily in accord with the "nice, fresh corpse." of the single tax but care nothing for its mum mies. Secondly, that government should give to each person performing for it any . service or delivering to it any necessary commodity, a certificate showing the quantity of value of such service pr commodity, which certificate should be good in, the hands of any bearer in full cancellation of an equi valent amount of 'economic rent or and tax,; . Upon what substance that certificate shall be stamped or printed, I care not. Let it be gold, if need be. But let government buy, in the open market, at: lowest, market price, what ever gold is necessary for this pur pose, just as it must buy oats for its army horses or timber and steel for ts warships. It would not take many years for the people to see the im mense economic waste in buying gold for a purpose better subserved by silk-ribbed paper. - There are practical difficulties in the way of solving . the transportation question according; to the strict single tax philosophy; but thes can not be discussed here at this time. What have endeavored to make clear is this : The single tax and -a scientific money system "must go hand in hand to ac complish justice. ; V r-. CHAS. Q. DE FRANCE. New York City, N. Y, BRIBE-TAKING LAW-MAKERS They Commit Perjury in Pennsylvania as Well as in Nebraska The Arena Magazine, 5 Copley Square, Boston, is doing heroic work in assaulting the bribe taking, pass grabbing lawmakers who are infesting the legislatures of the various states These scum of the earth, who tack "Honorable" before their names be cause some railroad, corporation pays their election ; expenses and sends them to the state capitals to make laws In the interest of the corpora tions, get a scoring In this magazine. They are the spawn of corruption, foa excresences on the body politic, the sneak thieves of the twentieth cen tury. The amazing revelation made by Rudolph Blankenburg in his paper in the April Arena on "Law-Makers Who Shame the Republic,'' naturally sug gests the question whether the solons at Harrisburg are not clearly in the wrong place. Indeed, a few more such revelations as the great civic leader of Pennsylvania makes in the current number of the Arena may lead to a change of residence for more than One called statesman. In his discussion Mr. Blankenburg publishes a number of facsimiles of passes isued by the Pennsylvania Railroad company, some of them as late as 1905, to legislators and other public servants. He then cites the prohibition of the constitu tion of Pennsylvania, which distinctly orbids all transportation companies rom issuing passes to any persons not their employes. Then he addresses himself to the recreant legislators In the following impressive language; "You, legislators, who accept and travel on these passes have taken a solemn oath of office (Art. VII., Sect. 1.) 'that I will not knowingly receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing for the " performance or non-performance of any act or duty pertaining to my office, other than the compensation al lowed, by law.' . , . "Your pass represents money; if it was not made a free gift to you, you would have to pay 'cash fares,' there fore, every time you travel on ' your pass you are presented by the Penn syl vania' Railroad with as - many dol lars and cents as the distance ' tra versed calls for from regular travelers "Do you, or do you not, violate your oath of office? If justice was aggres sive instead of slumbering, deserved punishment would be inflicted upon ypu. You would, as ordered by the constitution, be found guilty of per jury 'and be forever disqualified from holding any office of trust or profit withia : this commonwealth." It would be difficult to realize the value to America at the' present time. when the people ara awakening to the grave perils arising from corruption of their servants by the great public service corporations and privileged in terests, operating largely through par ty machines of these papers by Mr Blankenburg which are monthly ap pearing ia the Arena. But this review is not content with unmasking evil conditions. Each is sue contains two or more strongly con structive papers papers which clearly point the way out of the present politi cal quagmire, through methods which will secure to the people the blessings of pure and free government, without the shock of a forcible revolution. In the current issue, for example, there are two notable papers of this charac ter. One has been prepared with great care by Wolstan R. Brown, ex-mayor of Passaic, N. J., and is entitled "Mu nicipal Ownership and eLague Orga nization." Mr. Brown has filled many mportant municipal poistion and has also been at the head of several pub ic service corporations. He advances a plan in his paper for the practical realization of municipal ownership in a manner that would in all probality prevent lengthy and expensive litiga tion, and yet would secure to the peo pie a prompt enjoyment, of the bless ngs and benefits of the ownership and operation of their own immensely valuable utilities. The other essay deals with direct legislation as it has been successfully . introduced and ope rated in Switzerland. The editorial department of this issue contains anf extended notice of the battle which Kansas is fighting against the aggres- ion and oppressions of the oil trust. Indigestion? I offer all Stomach Sufferer, a Full Dollar's Worth of my Remedy Free to Try Splendid Record The proud and independent state senate, unswayed by the railroad passes in the pockets of its. members and actuated only by a desire to serve the people of the state, yesterday made this splendid record: Killed a bill to give interurban street railways the right of eminent domain enjoyed by steam railways, Killed a bill intended to facilitate the commerce of the state by compell ing the railroads to make shipments with reasonable promptness. ? Killed a bill to make railroads lia ble for injuries to employes regardless of whether their fellow-servants were negligent. ' . Marked for slaughter a bill to stand for loss of grain while in transit. ; Fevorably reported by a standing committee a "bill repealing the niaxi mum freight rate law. ' In taking these steps the senate has the cordial support of the three heavi est taxpayers of the state, the Burling ton, the Union Pacific and the North western railroads, and the unqualified approval of its three most influential citizens, J. H. Ager, R. J. Clancy and R. W. McGinnis. Lincoln News. The most brilliant feat of our now defunct legislature was the attempt to prescribe the religion and the medi cine that Nebraskans should take. They passed the bill, but the governor vetoed it. The next republican leg islature will probably enact a law, rei quiring a man to appear before the board of dental surgeons and pass an examination before he will be allowed to pick his teeth with a wooden tooth pick. ; . I can afford to offer a full dollar's worth' fre because mine ia no ordinary remedy. Ordinary remedies treat symptoms. My remedy treata the causes that produce the symptoms. Symp- viiiiciiv iuu ue pv up iorever bb iuug as the cause is there. 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NO EXCESS CHARGES on Nickel Plate Road Its trains are composed of the best equipment, consisting of through vesti-. buled "sleeping cars, in both directions, between Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, New .York, Boston and intermediate points, with unexcelled dining car serv ice, meals being served in Nickel Plate dining cars on the American Club Meal lan, ranging in price from "35c to $1.00 ; Mid-day 'Luncheon, 50c. i Train No. 2, leaving Chicago at 10:35 a. m., daily, has through vestibuled sleepers for Boston, via Nickel Plate, West Shore and' Boston & Maine Roads; and through vestibuled sleepers to New York and Intermediate, points, via JNicKei Fiate and both the Lack awanna and West Shore Roads. : Train No. 4, leaving Chicago at 2:30 m., dealy, has through Vestibuled sleeping cars for Buffalo, New York and intermediate points. ...-. 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