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Says the Coldwater Republican, a republican journal at Gov. Luce's home and last year recognized as his homeorgan: "The Chicago platform is evidently not more satisfactory to the republicans in the United States senate than it is to the rank and file generally." The Mills bill does reduce the duty on both sugar and rice about iS per cent. This is not enough ol a reduction, but it ill becomes our republican friends to find fault with it. The duty on sugar is reduced $i 1,759,000. The duty on wool is reduced $6,390,000. In other words the reduction in the revenue on sugar is nearly twice as great as that on wool. The Courier very properly states that there is no possible way of making the A.rgus see the difference between the workings of a tariff and a tax. There is no difference, tor the tariff is a tax - au indirect tax. Government is supported by a tax. A tariff is the way in which the general government raises the tax that supports it. The present tariff raises more of a 'tax than the government needs. Therefore the tariff should be reduced. That is the democratie position in a nutshell and no betogging of the issue can deceive the people. It is well not to forget the private letters written by the president of the republican national league to the leading protected manufacturers in which he quotes approvingly the words of a leading republican senator, who said "that the manufacturers were getting practically the sole benefit of the tariff laws," and that he for one did not propose to keep up the expense oí a campaign out of his pocket leaving the manufacturers "to reap the fi uits of the tariff policy without atiy deduction íor political expenses." This appeal brought forcibly to the minds of the manufacturers the awakening of the people and monopolists' money cannot longer hoodwink the people into being taxed solely for the benefit of the manufacturers. How the republican leaders love the workingman and how much they wish to increase his wages. There is Andrew Carnegie, Blaine's bosom friend, who has a castle in Scotland and who has made his wealth out of steel and for whose benefit every person who buys anything in which steel is used is taxed. Andrew Carnegie is one of the stockholders of the Edgar Thomson steel works and in one year he had drawn out of the company as his shareofthe profits of the year $i, 500,000 or $5,000 for every day of the 300 working days of the year. And y et this very same company while making such an enormous profit attempted to reduce the wages of their workingmen and a strike ensued in consequence. This is how a high tariff protects the workingmen. We doubt very much if the people want to be longer taxed so that Carnegie may keep up his Scotland castle and contribute largely to the success of the party which enabled him to make $5,000 a day while idling away his time in a foreign a rd.


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