East Oregon herald. (Burns, Grant County, Or.) 1887-1896, October 25, 1888, Image 3

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“Lon< ere now. had not the Demo­
cratic Party with its characteristic pig-
headness, persisted In its attacks on the
settlements of the war. there would have
b«en a reckoning on the subject of tariff
plunder, the navigation laws, dishonest
money and the entire scheme of quack-
| cries sustained by greed, Ignorance and
demagogery in combination—and now, if'
the Democratic party is done with its fol-
ies, the reckon
will not be very
much longer delayed."
The Fallacies of
From the Standpoint of
One of the Lame Arguments
of Protection.
'Daily Oregonian,. January 11,1881.1
Mr. Thos. 8. Lang, of the Dahes, is an
occasional contributor to several journals
of fin* lutate in ■•defehse of the’policy of
^prwteétión.’*» His latest essay is an at-
Aclnpt to disprove what the Oregonian
¡recently’ said concernine high prices as
.an effect oi the protective system. It is
imagines it exactly the thine for a peo­
ple situated as we are here to have the
tariff maintained at prohibitory rates, so
that we can buy none of the cheap goods
which Great Britain has to sell,and take
the little money we get for our wheat,
which must be sola at a low price
(because, as we will not trade with our
customer, we cannot get ships enough to
carry it away) and buy of our "protected”
eastern manufacturers the goods which
we must have at the high prices which
the tariff enables them to exact. This
is a good policy to pile up the profits of
the protected monopolist, but a Wad one
for us out of whom these profits are
drawn. It compels us to part wiHi our
products at a low price and buy what we
must have at high prices. And this is
just what is the matter with Oregofl at
this moment. Every item which enters
into the production of wheat is taxed for
tiie iienefit of eastern monopolists, even
to the farmer’s harness leather, harrow
tejdi- Um very bags be puts bis wheat in,
to IM of til" Pacific coast than cheap •« Thil talk <>f protecting AtnerioMU la
b«»r isaj juggle and a farce nlnre the sys-
a Itirtlcy <>r tobacco without price.
Circulars of this sort show that then I tem <ib«*i ?■ not protect, hut. on the c<*n-
tally oppr.-aaen the larger part
is io lie a concerted effort on the part ol
the protectionist. to save their advan- I ••f thelabor of the country."
tages by malting war on the internal 1
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revenue system. To meet It the pre s oi A-Btfden on Agriculture
the country ought to be vigilant and <ait-I / (Dily Oregonfsn, November 15, iMi ]
spoken. They wbo have been an
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Thep'ew York
Time» in a series of
tomed to the benefits of class h glslation ' harticl^l
article on the exactions and oppres*
will employ every ruse to hold Jlietn. ■
sions‘1 our tariff la a a, is taking up the
schedule item toy item for illustration*,
hi a tocentlmuie it shows how the agri-
Mischievous Methods.
riihutol‘jalcr sis of the country are af­
(Daily Oregoolxn. Julj 27. UUSi. j
fected most injuriously by the heavy
and amoat prahibitorv'duty on railway,
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The inspiration of thia bill (to create a steel.' On first cost of railway building
this lirden is fully |3000 a mile, and on
tariff commission) is a plan of the ex renefals it is a constant and heavy tax.
treine protectionists to reduce the taxes The Timex justly protests against the
on whisky, beer anil tobacco in order «rag and injury of loading our Ameri­
that there may lie excuse for continuing can train u itli such a burden in comj>e-
titfcn with foreign grain, “ft may l>e
the burden of the “protective” system s0U*” the Timex remarks, “that the
tire repeal of the internal tare» in favor oi mono|>olista. Though every-
t/ifl secures to American farmers the
must, have revenue ami ,rather than the eurrender if any
tiling else be taxed we must have free pine market, but it dues not. The price
grain here is ultiinafeiv fixed abroad,
. otliei - ■ — the
Thus our labor suffer»
from a system of robbery,
disguised under forms of
quackery for pretended
protection of American
labor. The stupidity that
doesn’t see it, particularly
on this coast, where the
producing classes are so
plainly the • victims of it,
is phenominal ahd perhaps
hopeless.—Do/fy Oregonian,
Oct. 21, 1881.
I II'- Ibpubli -mi party nould el
1-1 I rill l<n-i|,-il reiluctiiill of the
X:,tic,liai n-Vi iiue by re|iealing tile
taxi s mi toll un . «hi. h tire mi nnj
ilovniHT mill a burden to agrictil-
tuie. and the tax upon spirits used
in the arts and for mechanical pur­
poses ; and by arch revision of the
tariff as will t< nd toeheck imports
of such nrtieles as are produced by
oiir people, tiie production of which
gives employment to our labor, mid
release from import duties those
artiefes of foreign production (ex­
cept luxuries) the like of which
cannot lie produced at home. If
there shall still remain a larger reve­
nue than is requisite for tiie wants
of the govei iiment, we Ja for the en­