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APRIL 6, 1905 PA CIS 9 after. The charge to the tramways Is L2 pence per unit. In other words, the price has been more than cut In half, and this has been done despite the fact that the price of coal, oil and every Item of expense has decidedly in creased since the city took control of the plant. " Liverpool has invested $7,500,000 in her electrical plant. The profits for the year ended on an. 1, 1903, were in round figures $500,000. After meeting all charges and setting aside a liberal amount for renewals and depreciation the electrical department made a con - tribution of $60,000 to the tax fund. It also paid $33,000 as its share of the taxes. The amount written off for bad debts was less than $1,500. At the present time it is likely that Liverpool's investment In its combined tramway and electrical plant will reach $20,000,000. Liverpool is an ex ample of what it is possible to accom plish in a short time. It is only seven years ago that the city essayed this stupendous experiment in public own ership. It is only fair to observe that the benefits derived from reduced rates and improved services far out weigh the direct money profits. As the interest charges decrease steadily year by year it is the settled policy of Liverpool to yet further decrease the price of tramway tickets and the rates fixed for light and power. This is ren dered obligatory by ac lause preclud ing the payment of more than a cer tain amount to the relief of taxes. - Liverpool is a rich and a great city, with broad, well paved streets, magni ficent public buildings, beautiful parks and a progressive and enterprising ad ministration. It is one of the world's most opulent property owners.' Exclu sive of its streets, parks and Its inter est in the miles of docks, it owns prop erty which has a market price of be tween $85,000,000 and $90,000,000. One may be born in a Liverpool mu nicipal hospital, be educated and trained in its schools and colleges, may earn a living by working for it in a score of capacities; : he may live in a house the rent of which goes to the city as his landlord; he may retire on a municipal pension may die and be cremated at public expense, or . his bones may rest in a municipal burial ground. All of this is possible despite the fact that no city in the United " Kingdom offers a better field for in dividual effort, nor is there any com munity- where private' enterprise Is surer of material rewards. The unin "quisitive stranger never realizes that so many services are administered by the representatives of the taxpayers and in their behalf. ' - Liverpool has its "old city," the same a London, and that ancient corporation still has special privileges and derives vast profits from grants and estates which have been handed down for, hundreds of years. But, like London, the nominal beneficiaries do .not dare to appropriate to themselves more than a modest share of these tithes, and they are awaiting the in evitable time when the scepter of own ership will be taken from them. . REPUBLICAN PARTY RECORD r The Decent Members of the Party Are AM Ashamed of It Republican editors are nol causing i'.Qy surprise by oppojcg government ownership of railroads. When the thinking man comes to the conclusion that the so-called republican party is today the living exponent ol monopoly, Imperialism and capitalistic 'anarchy he wili not wonder why the republi can press of the country Is fighting this vital measure. We find the so called republican party overstocked with grafters, boodlers and pie hunt ers men' who stand ready to rob the government and dery law ana order, Look at the land frauds in Oregon Good republican ward heelers impli cated in the scandal another set o protectionists, gold standard idols and expansionists found guilty or accept ing bribes. Look at the political situation in Colorado. Another indication of an archy practiced by republican so-called statesmen. A stain on the name of Colorado. Consider the mormon question. It took one day to remove a democratic mormon from congress. Here- is a republican . apostle of the mormon church sitting in the national senate showing his respect for the drones in the republican party and the republi can party allowing the adherent of polymagy to sit In the august body keeping the mormons in line for the expressed purpose of winning political victories in the west. And we hear the great political manipulator, Tom Piatt of New York, prate against negro riots in the south. Here is a partisan of the old school! Condemns race war in the south but utters not a word on condemnation of lynching and race troubles in Ohio A Cloth Catalogue Free " il ' J ff J l 4 7. J mi.ir. i . & 11$ i I M flM f This ARMSTRONG Clothes CATALOGUE Is more than a price list. Its a book that tells about clothes styles, shows samples of cloth from which the clothes are made. Its worth a lot to the man who has clothing to buy because it proves clearly that clothing can be bought through our Mail Order Department at a saving of 25 to 40 per cent. Write to-day for this book. We are anxious that it should be in every home. Address AKTRONG CLOW G0fV 1221 -1 223-1 225-1 227 0 STREET, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. j and Indiana. Another sample of re publican statesmanship which makes the patriot feel like chopping down the so-called republican structure. There is the Philippine problem con fronting the mouthpieces of the admin istration. Here comes Senator Cullom of Illinois denouncing the small is lands. That distinguished member of the United States senate declares that he wished those islands were under the sea out of sight, where they belong. long. So it appears that honest repub licans are disgusted with the colonial policy for they assert that the d n aslands will always be makers of In ternational troubles. And we call attention to the fact that the majority of republican poli ticians are opposed to Roosevelts plan of regulating railroad rates. They have practically turned the president down the only man having common sense in their party. By doing so, they have become opponents of the peo ple selfish advocates of class legis lation. No better illustration need be given than the one found In the re publican fight in the short session of congress. ! J As we .stated at the betrinnlne. no one will wonder why the republican press is fighting governmentoaiex, Khin of railroads. A DOlUtcal nartr ' that has no higher motive in view than Virild nut thf . noliticai TtAil 'far cnnlla 1 can be depended upon every time to misrepresent the people.