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Pedigrees Of Free Trade And Protection

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Under democratie Free Trade the farmer paid $3 for an axe to chop his wood with ; uuder protection he can buy the same axe for 75 cents. Steel under the good old Democratie days cost $200 a ton ; now under protection it costa $34 a ton, and this country takes the lead of all others in the production of steel. The howl about taxing the people by protecting home industries is nonsense. There is not a man in Scranton township that can teil or feel the amount that he ia taxed to protect American institutions and labor. The truthof it is, ithas as a whole greatly reduced prices. For a suit of clothes under Democratie Free Trade that you paid $25 to $30 for, you buy to-day under Protection for from $10 to $15. The fact that this country and all classes of people in this country have prospered more than any other country or people on the face of the globe is an argument in favor of our way of doing business that is commendable, and which everlastingly salts Democracy and Free Trade. ï'or prints that cost you 28 cents per yard under Free Tradê you buy to-day for from 5 to 10 cents per yard. You may travel over the entire ground and you wiïl find that the plan of keeping house by ourselves instead of boarding with England has been a paying scheme. The ideas of Protection were handed down by such men as Lincoln, Seward, Sumner, Greeley, Colfax, Grant, Logan, Sherman, Garfield, Blaine, Conklingand Harrison. Free Trade is handed down by Calhoun, Toomba, Floyd, Wise, Jeft' Davis, Breckenridge, Voorhees, Hendricks, Carlisle and Cleveland. The doctrine of Free Trade had a conspicuous place in the Confedérate constitution. The South had no fears of foreign cheap labor under the benighted days of slavery, heneo their notions of Frêe Trade. "Protection was instituted and fostered by patriotic statesinen who will ever live in j the hearts of true Americans, while Free Trade is a twin to and bom viiïh the doctrine of States Rights and received new life and vigor from the hot beds of secession, and has been fauned ever since by those who aought to destroy the country. Protectionists need not be atraía ot their


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