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Fourteen Times As High Taxes

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The SheflMd (Eagland) Tolegraph has been inteiviiwinjr nmc citi.eiis and manufacturera if tbat great center of the British irnn aml steel trHde who accompanled the mmben of the Iron nnd Steel Instiiute on their visit to the United Sutes. Ii Ifl wllh great plcnsure thut we iraoBcrlbe certaln passages of Uicse Interview. Mr. George Benlor was askeJ by tlie reporter : "Cn you give me nny Idea as to the cost of living In America?" , Mr. Senior responded quickly : "In Chicago I snw meal tlcketed at from 4 to U cents per pouad, and this was about the New Yoik rnte. I nilght Ray tlmt in Chicago I saw finir ortlve hnndred (at cattle sold at 3 5S cent per pound, taken alive. Bread and meat are inuch cheaper than In England." "What In your opinión of the eondttion o the workineu In the United States?'' "Men work In our own trade (iron and steel) much harder and steadler Ihun in BDgl&nd( The work InKini'n earn l)lger wagRS aml the artlsan proper ík inncli better on" tban hls prethren in England." Mr. Senior employg a great number of workmen in Shi-ffleld; hls testimony, therefore, is unimpencliable. Moreover, lie is a free trader. The reporter asked him this Cjue9tion ; we beg the reader's atteution to it and to the ati8Wer: "Do you tliluk the proprietor of the American workmen Is cansed by the operatlou of the protectlve system?", "I have glveu the most careful conslderatlon to thiK matter." sald Mr. Senior, "and I havefound that peonle of mean wfio are not cngaged in trade arejree "traden." We beg a consideration of this testlmony, tlie peojilc of means who are not engaged in trade are f ree traders." That is to say, the ricli who consume but do not produce. The sratnblers, wliether in stocks or cards, the ricu and idle, who wish to litre cheap servants and to pureliase clieap luxurics. The money sharks of Wall street. The woneyed nabobs. But tlie men who iay or receive wages are not free traders. As to why so many farmers are protectionists Mr. Senior says: "They argue that it Is better lo be saddled wlth a llttle more expense for clothes t'utn to be called upon to bear the heavy taxatlon imposed In Enaland. The average taxatlon oí A merlca does not exceed six peuce (iwelve cents) per acre." The averaffn taxatlon per acre In Great Britain is JÜST KOURTEEN TIMES AS HIGH AS IN AMEKICA, being (ee Mulhall's Dirtiotiary of Statistici, page ,) seven English shillings of twent-four cents e:!ch per acre. Mr. Senior is a fiee trader, and Mr. Mulball is a free trailer.and both of thein are Enylishmen. We suhniit their conclusive testiuimiy to the conglderation of Americiin tree traders who teil the American farmer tlmt he Is "tsxed by the tariff," and we ask thein: Is there any one arlicle for which the American farmer paya fourteen time the price paid by the British farmer? We have shown that the Brititll farmer pays fourteen as much tttx on each acre of grouud as it paid in America.


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