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JOHN H. LONG.
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OIL, A S. HARRIS, M. L.
CONCORD, SEPT., 12, 1898.
'VII i i'AVS Till: TAX.
'One of the points on which Sen
.2 (or Pritchurd dwelt with peculiar
. focdiies?, z.i apparent force in his
spoech Thursday night, was, that
cruder the Republican tariff system
khz foreigner pays the taxes neces
fvury to meet tna expenses of our
TTerment, and appealed to the
rzliza that if they wanted to pay
t tares themselves to vote the
5K0cratic ticket, but if they
scented the fcreigaer taxed to pay
vote the Republican ticket.
.Nov let U3 see about this thing.
"Sc- begin with, we thought the
L2Eer:caa people were a high toned,
l'V-.ir.ed people who wonld disdain
ik any other people to pay the
zaacassary expenses of the govern
scent of this, that we call the
sandest country in the world.
Wbas. we remember too that most
sf tht&e taxes come from the labor
ing; classes of the world and that it
much less well than American la
borers, how could w in the light cf
fairness and humanity take the
bread and clothes of foreigners to
pay our taxes for a government in
which we enjoy a higher degree ei
freedom and happiness than they do,
if Mr. Pritchard's statements are to
be relied upon. Tney are probably
true with regard to some foreign
laborers and false with regard to
Again if the foreigner pays our
taxes when we collect a tariff from
him, do we not in turn pay his
taxes when we deal with him ?
What is the use for him to pay our
taxes and we pay his taxes ? This
is sure to be the case (according to
Mr." Pritcijiard's theory) with all
countries that collect a tariff on
imports. It is true we do most of
our trading with free trade England
and if Mr. Pritchard's theory (not
an old exploded theory to which Mr.
Pritchard adheres with wonderful
tenacity) is correct we are succeed
ing in getting something for nothing
when we trade with her, that is we
are making the capitalist or the la
borer, or both, in England pay the
expenses of our freedom ai d our
protection. Democracy uVs not
ask any such unfairness but is will
ing to pay her own honest debts
and settle her cwn bills honorably.
But does the foreigner pay the
tax ? We thought that had been so
successfully disproven that a man
of Mr. Pritchard's apparent smart-,
nesa would dare to suggest it to an
audience, embracing much of the
best talent in and around Concord.
It that were true we would not now
be burdened with monopolies and
trusts as we are. If that were true
we would not today find the wealth
of our country absorbed by the few
at the expensejOf the many.
Let us take clothing a3 an lllus
tration. It is prominent among a
considerable schedule of articles.
The McKmley tariff wa3 very high
on woolen clothing but we will, for
illustration, take a suit of clothes
that the English importer could
bring into our ports for ten dollars.
He i3 met at the port by the col
lector and must pay live dollars tar
iff. He goes to the wholesale dealer
to sell his shipload of suits. The
dealer says. you can make a profit on
this clothing at ten dollars a suit.
"Yes," says the importer, "1 can,
but your collector Las made me pay
five dollars f:r the privilege of
bringing in this suit." The dealer
might say "very well, I'll buy my
clothing from an American manu
facturer," but find3 the American
manufacturer ready for him with a
price of exactly fifteen dollars, for,
says he, "you have to pay that for
eigner that price and I am going to
have the same." So the price is
hxed on the market at fifteen dol
lars instead of ten. Then who
pays the five dollars tariff ? Clearly
it is the man who wears the suit of
clothes, and away goes that petty
theory that the foreigner pays the
tax. It does seem too clear to be
discussed that' the consumer pays a
tax equal to the difference between
the price he mast pay and the price
he might pay if he could get his
goods at necessary cost of making
and handling, and in the case sup
posed, the amount is exactly five
But further, when the American
citizen buys a suit made by the
States treasury but into the pocket
of the American manufacturer.
With a part of this he pays his
workmen the market price of their
labor, and no more, and pockets the
rest to add to his legitimate and
comuetative profits and grows rich.
The great McKinlev tariff bill
very distinctly stated that it wad a
bill to reduce revenue, as we were
getting a surplus above the neces
sities of the government, and the
tariff was put very high on many ars
icles so that American competition
became great on account of the im
mense profits. Too many wanted
its benefits. Prices necessarily drop
ped, foreign competition was shut
out, the revenue also dropped, man
ufflctunng became crowded and
competition became alarming, sup
ply of goods too great, trusts j were
formed by buying out and closing
mills, men were thrown out of work
and it will take years to get back to
a normal condition. If high tariff
is to be resorted to it may help
awhile, bat will run to setd soon
again and the consequences will soon
be felt again.
We would say with all the powers
wifhin us, "Don't be misled by Mr.
Pritchard's tariff speech. It is er
ratic and palpably so and is only
the more dangerous because he is a
speaker that Is more pleasant than
most Republican speakers.
Any sarsaparilla is sarsapa
rilla. True. So any tea is tea.
So any flour is flour. But grades
differ. You want the best. It's
so with sarsaparilla. There are
grades. You want the best. If
you understood sarsaparilla as
well as you do tea and flour it
would be easy to determine.
But you don't. How should
you? When you are going to
buy a commodity whose value
you don't know, you pick out
nn old established house to
trade with, and trust their ex
perience and reputation. Do so
when buying sarsaparilla.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla has been
on the market 50 years. Your
grandfather used Ayer's. It is
a reputable medicine. There
are many Sarsaparillas
but only one Ayer's, It
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