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$3,000,000 State Loan,
A Home of its Own for Every Family
In the State.
COPYRIGHT, 1884, BY JOHN M. BERRY. 158 BRIDGE STREET, SALEM, MASS.
[The right is hereby given any state government to use this copyright free of cost.]
It is a plan to assist those who deserve help, and will not beg. To accomplish this great good a State Loan of $3,000,000 is required. It will be amply secured by the homes.
From 1860 to 1875 our State legislatures gave away over two million dollars, without the remotest prospect of a direct return; partly as follows:Museum of Zoology, over $300,000
For the Colleges, over 300,000
Now it is benevolent to furnish good homes to the Idiotic who cannot appreciate them; would it not be equally well, and as truly benevolent to build homes for deserving citizens not idiotic, who can appreciate them.
Think of the palaces we have erected at Danvers, Worcester, and elsewhere, for the insane, two of which, for housing only 1500 lunatics, costs more than this bill asks for to comfortably house a sane million.
Think of the happiness of the noble-hearted, shrewd and good contractors, who by the prospect of a good contract and money to be made in the future, could spend their time, and employ suitable men to explain to the legislature how much these unfortunate wards of the state needed a palace to live in.
Think of the happiness of the doctors and attendants, housed also in the palace at good salaries, and shop keepers happy in furnishing supplies at good prices.
Think of the happy farmers made more so by the state agricultural college assisting them to educate their sons in a special class education that will give them
dvantage over the laborers and their sons, who cannot avail themselves of it, their last dollar is taken to pay rent.
Think of the happy larrds (housed in their own home), made more so by the state assisting them to educate their sons in the best paying trades at a school of Technology that will give them an advantage over any mechanic in the state who uses his last dollar to pay rent.
Think of the happy Bank Presidents and Millionaires made more so by the state assisting them to give their sons a collegiate education, that will still further increase the inequality of chances between their family and that of wage and salary earners, who use their last dollar to pay rent.
These things are good in their place; but is it not commencing at the wrong end? Is it not better for the government to use its strength to help the mass of people, instead of a class?
"He's but a wretch, with all his lands,
The last cent being taken from these poorer men to pay excessive rent to landlords, they can't educate their children at college, however smart and promising they may be.
Equality of opportunities (and such equality our government is established to create), can only be given in colleges by the state furnishing board free to scholars who properly improve their opportunities.
this work, no clique can make money, it is wholly for the benefit of the people; yet these very reasons will operate against it. Friends! look this case up carefully, for the enemies to the measure will spell out every single word in this bill, in their endeavors to get information by which, in an oily way, to do all the damage they can to the work.
Think of the many other buildings as costly as palaces, built by the state, where the most hardened and infamous criminals are healthfully fed, comfortably housed, warmly clothed, carefully nursed if sick, and kept in the finest physical condition possible, to be used by avaricious contractors to.compete with honest, hard-working and deserving mechanics, who find it almost impossible to furnish the wants of their families from the mere pittance which they now earn.
Perhaps it is all right to give the prodigal son a hearty welcome, perhaps it is all right to use up sentimental charity on infamous and hardened criminals, and criminally careless paupers; but I do claim and insist that a chance shall be given sensible men and women, to help by their kindly aid the deserving mechanics, who will die before they will beg, like the chance that is given the Board of State Charities to help the pauper poor and hardened criminals.
If the government had done its duty before this and given these same criminals a little well timed friendly aid, many of them would never have become such.
The DUTY of our state government being to equalize, it is not the way to do it by lifting those that are up still higher; but to give a lift to those who are down and thus try to bring them up to an equality with their more favored brothers.
And now one other subject of the state's beneficence demands our attention: the Museum of Zoology, where are preserved the precious REMAINS of snakes and polliwogs long since defunct, never having been quite as sensitive or deserving our care as human beings, and now less so than when in life; but they are carefully housed and tended, even expensively so.
Are the men elected to wisely distribute the funds raised from the taxation of labor? Are these men insane or idiotic that they thus care for senseless and inanimate things, and leave living human flesh and blood to suffer?
We will, at great expense to ourselves, instruct these legislators that it is their first duty to house men, women and children in comfortable homes, before so much as one cent is taken from our treasury, to house snakes, stones, etc., etc., etc.
We will go one step further. Churches are made into palaces, and God's poor go shelterless. Christ said, "feed the hungry," and "inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” These words mean something.
If Christ came to us today would we let him starve, would we let him go naked, would we let him go with no roof over him, and think to honor and satisfy his requirements by our costly church buildings? We know better. He plainly tells us that we feed, clothe and shelter him, when we feed, clothe and shelter his poor. Yet palaces are built for churches, and God's poor starve (or go shelterless). Is this right?
Friends, don't let this become any party measure, make one party on it, the PARTY OF RIGHT; let us take up this work unselfishly, both parties joining hands. And friends of the measure, don't, don't, DON'T, under any circumstance, pair on this measure with any one; lose your vote first, and we know what we are advising, we are sure on this question, don't pair with any one; lose your vote first.
It is hard for the advocate of this measure, after sacrificing health, business and money on account of opposition, to find it necessary for the good of the work, to be compelled to state that he is not interested even in the remotest degree, in the lumber trade, land. or any other business, by which he can derive the slightest benefit from his work; it involves anxiety and loss alone to him. He does not receive any money aid to assist him, and no salary or honors, so-called, could ever tempt him to do this work for the state. Wealth and position have no value except to accomplish some good purpose. The kindly advice and hard labor of two trusted friends who are helping him, he values more than anything else. The three rely wholly and completely on the happiness to be created by this measure, as the most valuable recompense for the labor invested; it is their ambition
"To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land
A native of Salem, he asks the most searching scrutiny; as those who rarely see unselfish work done, are hard to be convinced.