Life Of Col. Jesse Harper Of Danville, Ills; Farm-boy, Lawyer, Editor, Author, Orator, Scholar And Reformer by Jesse HarperLife Of Col. Jesse Harper Of Danville, Ills; Farm-boy, Lawyer, Editor, Author, Orator, Scholar And Reformer by Jesse Harper

Life Of Col. Jesse Harper Of Danville, Ills; Farm-boy, Lawyer, Editor, Author, Orator, Scholar And…

byJesse Harper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... MURDER AND MONEY. Col. Harper: When you spoke here on Saturday, the 18th, you affirmed some propositions that are denied and stated some questions that are disputed. You said: 1. The cry of "tariff and free trade" were frauds of the most pronounced kind. That the old party leaders were in a joint conspiracy to defraud the people. 2. It was not the protective tariff that had brought the ruin that menaced the life of the republic, nor would free trade avoid the danger. 3. It is monopoly in two forms--money and transportation. These will ultimate in land monopoly and change the republic into a plutocracy. 4. Railroads are watered $5,000,000,000, making them--money and water--$7,000,000,000, and on this sum dividends were extorted. 5. Wheat could be carried from Kansas City to New York for 4 cents a bushel and pay a fair per cent on the actual capital in railroads. While this is true, for more than ten years 28 cents a bushel has been paid. 6. Murder has increased for twenty years. 7. We are indebted more than twenty billion dollars. That it would take a third more days' work and a third more of the products of labor to pay our debt (the same amount) than it would at Lee's surrender. One gentleman said, "When he stated that we were a nation of murderers, he lied." Please answer all these denials through the public press and you will much oblige many who are anxious to know the truth. Yours for humanity, Aust1n Saybert. Sioux Falls, S. D. My Dear Brother: Your letter of February 21 came in due time, but I was away. I thank you for it. I expected the speech would cause some heat; two hours and a half is a hot indicator. The speech is all in print, but scattered through pamphlets, newspapers, etc. I know the ground I went over, and will follow you in your sugges...
Title:Life Of Col. Jesse Harper Of Danville, Ills; Farm-boy, Lawyer, Editor, Author, Orator, Scholar And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217233848

ISBN - 13:9780217233842

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