San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Dec 11, 1963
The Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio) Nov 18, 1931
Troy Record (Troy, New York) Dec 17, 1962
The Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio) Dec 5, 1928
Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Sep 15, 1950
The Atlanta Constitution – Apr 9, 1910
American Tobacco Company (Wiki link)
The Washington Post – Apr 6, 1910
From the Philadelphia Press.
Johnny – Smokin’ cigarettes is dead sure to hurt yer.
Jimmy – G’on! where did yer git dat idee?
Johnny – From Pop.
Jimmy – Aw! he wuz jist stringin’ yer.
Johnny – No, he wuzn’t stringing me; he wuz strappin’ me. Dat’s how I know it hurts.
The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) Aug 1, 1908
The Washington Post – Apr 30, 1910
Strange Smoking Disorder Reported
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A disorder which appeared in four patients after they stopped smoking cigarettes vanished dramatically when they took up the habit again, says a medical journal.
These strange cases were reported by Dr. Ralph Bookman, of Beverly Hills, in an article in California Medicine, official journal of the California Medical Association.
The disorder was canker sores in the mouth and on the tongue. They developed a few days after smoking was stopped.
Abilene Reporter News (Abilene, Texas) Oct 17, 1960
Galveston Daily News – Oct 7, 1910
“Maybe I was wicked to do it, but I feel a lot easier in my mind how that I know how a cigarette tastes.”
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) Jun 24, 1925
Galveston Daily News – Oct 21, 1910
“I pledged too much for missions, but I had took a puff at a cigarette Pa’s nephew left yesterday just to see what it was like an’ my conscience was hurtin’.”
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) Jun 26, 1926Galveston Daily News – Nov 15, 1910
Galveston Daily News – Nov 15, 1910
“My boy John used to argue in favor of women smokin’ cigarettes, but I ain’t heard a cheep out of him since I lit one last winter to try him out.”
Suburanite Economist (Chicago, Illinois) Aug 14, 1928
Galveston Daily News – Mar 14, 1911
“A MAN with whiskers ain’t got no business smokin’ cigarettes. Pa tried smokin’ a few the winter before he shaved clean, an’ I was forever smellin’ somethin’ burnin’.”
Suburbanite Economist (Chicago, Illinois) Sep 11, 1928
Reno Evening Gazette – Mar 15, 1911
Two things that keep Jane’s teen age daughter from eatin’ enough are smokin’ cigarettes and the knowledge that she has a cute little figure.
Traverse City Record Eagle (Traverse City, Michigan) Sep 18, 1962
The Atlanta Constitution – Mar 29, 1911
Jim Harkins has taken to readin’ theatrical magazines. He’ll be smokin’ cigarettes next.
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) Aug 22, 1913
Most o’ th’ daubed-up girls I see sittin’ around with ther knees crossed smokin’ cigarettes must be gettin’ by on ther personality, if they git by at all. I remember when it used t’ take ten or twelve years o’ good, hard consistent boozin’ t’ kill a feller.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) Oct 18, 1926
Nevada State Journal – Apr 11, 1911
ZINGG SOLD CIGARETTES.
Grass Valley, Cal., April 1, 1906.
Editor OAKLAND TRIBUNE: Sir — I used ter resyde in Oakland, but after readin’ the sermons and newspaper akkounts of the wiked doins uv yure peple I feel thankful thet I am now residin’ in a moar moral kommunity.
It ‘pears tu me thet Berkly and Alameder are even wuss hotbeds of krime then Oakland.
From the time thet Deacon Logan set an example, which hes been follered by such a numerous band of amorous kohorts, Sally Jane an’ me heve been almost afraid to venture neer yure plase.
Our peeple are strong on chewin’ terbaccer an’ smokin’ pipes, but it is an unritten law here that if a feller is caught sellin’ or smokin’ cigarettes, ‘specially if he blos the smoke threw his nose, that the Vigilance Kommittee shall take the kriminal in hand.
My darter Sally has writ the followin’ feelin’ pome wich is inclosed. Yours till deth,
The town of Alameda, on San Francisco bay,
Lay sleeping in the sunshine of a balmy winter’s day;
The merry wavelets rippled along the tide canal,
And the live oaks nodded to the breeze upon the Encinal.
But woe to Alameda, disaster, shame and crime
Were to stain its fair escutcheon, e’en to the end of time,
And fill each dweller’s bosom with the keenest of regrets,
For Macfarlane had discovered that Bill Zingg sold cigarettes.
The mayor and city officials all
Were summoned at once to the City Hall,
The police were ordered to be within call,
Armed, cap-a-pie, with powder and ball;
A resolution was passed expressing regrets
That wicked Bill Zingg had sold cigarettes.
At once the press and pulpit the news disseminates
To every town and city throughout our galaxy of States;
From Bangor east to the Philippines west come expression of regrets
That Bill Zingg of Alameda ‘d sold a pack of cigarettes.
For centuries bold Captain Kidd, freebooter of the main,
Has sustained a reputation which quite equaled that of Cain,
But now he’s way down on the list, his reputation sets
Away among the “has beens” since Zingg sold cigarettes.
Oh, Billy Zingg! Oh, Billy Zingg! Regret e’re yet too late,
The greatest sinner may return, pass through the golden gate.
St. Peter may smile as you pass in, and express to you regrets,
That you’re the only Alamedan there, though you did sell cigarettes.
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) Apr 3, 1906
Another collection of the “White Man’s Burden” from various papers and time periods.
Image from the book cover of A Prairie Populist on the Iowa Research Online website
CARRIES WHITE MAN’S BURDEN.
Populist Delegate Holds Their Baby While His Wife Lobbies.
CINCINNATI, May 8. — Mrs. Luna E. Kelli is one of the most active among the delegates and lobbyists gathering here for the anit-fusion populist national convention. In the near vicinity can usually be seen her husband carrying “the white man’s burden” — in this case their infant.
Mrs. Kelli, who is the editor of the Prairie Home at Hartwell, Neb., is here as a delegate both to the Reform Press association and the populist convention. Her husband is also a delegate to the latter body. At home he is a tiller of the soil.
Mrs. Kelli is particularly active in urging the adoption of a universal suffrage plank, and her husband gives hourly proof that he is assisting her in attaining her desire.
Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) May 8, 1900
THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN
Practically every western state is facing for this year the greatest tax bill on record. In many instances, the tax has been doubled and trebled in the past six years.
Industry will be called upon to pay this burden and there is no way to get out of it, for the bill has been contracted.
The people are largely to blame for the present state of affairs and they will get no relief until by their voice expressed at elections they have the courage to demand tax reduction and to hold public officials to campaign pledges for economy.
Further, the citizen must get out and vote for men and measures which guarantee economy. If this is not done our tax burdens will grow until it will take special deputies to hunt down individuals and confiscate their property, if they have any, to meet the tax bills. This is not an exaggerated picture.
That the power to tax is the power to destroy has been already well illustrated and taxation today is the greatest single item which prevents and will prevent a return to pre-war conditions. Inasmuch as we have an enormous war tax bill to pay in addition to our other taxes, it is all the more necessary that a reduction in local taxrolls be demanded and secured.
Ada Weekly News (Ada, Oklahoma) Jul 28, 1921
MacNIDER ENLARGES WHITE MAN’S BURDEN
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, April 16. — Responsibility for righting the wrongs of the world rests with the people of the United States and Canada, Hanford MacNider, United States Minister to Canada, declared tonight, addressing the annual banquet of the Prudential Insurance Company of America.
“Whether we want the responsibility or not,” he said, “or whether the older countries have any desire to turn their eyes in our direction, it is from the North American Continent that the first move will be expected to right world affairs when they become complicated or confuses.”
San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Apr 17, 1931
CARRY THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN
France has taken possession of seven islands off the Philippines, with the secret approval of the United States.
This country has lost interest in that part of the world, inasmuch as the Philippines are to be given their freedom, if they so desire.
The United States preferred to have French occupy the islands rather than the Japanese.
From now on the French will be called upon to carry the white man’s burden in that region.
Ogden Standard Examiner (Ogden, Utah) Jul 30, 1933
NEW LANDS ON FRENCH MAPS
The despatch boats Astrolabe and Alerte that planted the French flag on Tempest, Loaita, Itu Aba, Thi-Tu and Twin Islands and Amboyne coral reef found inhabitants on only two, Thi-Tu and Twin Islands.
Ogden Standard Examiner (Ogden, Utah) Aug 4, 1933
WHITE MAN’S BURDEN.
The mystery of Italy’s African policy seems to be at least partly explained in the latest statement from the government’s colonial department at Rome.
Under-secretary Allesandro Lessona says:
The Ethiopian situation is a problem of vast importance, embracing the whole European civilizing mission, not merely security for our own lands.”
Americans have not been able to see, from any facts provided by the Italian government, that lawful Italian interests were really threatened in Africa.
The Ethiopian government has seemed eager to settle on any fair basis the trivial boundary dispute that Italy makes so much fuss about. But now the situation begins to clear up. Europe has a “civilizing mission” in Africa, and must make life in that dark continent as “secure” as it is in Europe.
If the Ethiopians have a sense of humor, they must laugh as they read that.
Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) May 11, 1935
THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN
The Indians of California are on the war path again.
It’s not scalps they’re after, this time, nor are they mobilizing to repulse a new invasion of “pale faces.” They are aroused because a law they pushed through Congress at the recent session was vetoed.
The law was an amendment to an act approved in 1928, which authorized the Indians to sue the U.S. for pay for lands, goods, and other benefits promised in the “Eighteen Lost Treaties” negotiated in 1851 and 1852. It would have made possible suits totalling $35,000,000 instead of just ten or twelve millions, as in now the case.
Of course the Indians are not trying to get back the land itself. But, in view of the hazards of land-owning these days, it might be a break for white men if they did. There is the continual struggle against droughts, insects, weeds and taxes. And now there is this new threat in California to try to support the whole State treasury by a tax on land alone — the Single Tax.
Although such was what Kipling meant by the phrase, nevertheless land seems to be qualifying as the real “White Man’s Burden.” And if this latest tax blow falls on land, we might just as well give it back to the Indians to let it become the Red Man’s Burden.
Arcadia Tribune (Arcadia, California) Jul 20, 1936
THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN
President Truman has announced that he is considering asking congress for legislation to permit the entry of European refugees — including Jews — to the United States.
How congress will react to this is a matter for speculation, but it is to be hoped that it will be rejected.
From a humanitarian standpoint we will admit that the victims of the World War should be assisted, but it should be in a way of repatriation rather than absorption.
Not so long ago we had an acute unemployment problem in this country, and it is not impossible that it should recur. What it would be if millions of Europeans were received into this country, no one can foretell. It would certainly require more than a glorified WPA, for most of the refugees would be penniless, and would have to be provided with housing and maintenance until they could become established.
In view of the disturbance which is now in progress in Palestine, it would seem that the admission of Jews would be taking on a problem with which Great Britain has been unable to cope. We might be inviting an explosive situation such as is now besetting the Holy Land.
Somehow Uncle Sam has fallen heir to a large proportion of the white man’s burden of the entire world. We not only financed and furnished munitions and material for our allies in the late war, but have since made them loans, and now the President proposes to adopt all the unfortunates of war-torn Europe.
If the people of the United States are not to be brought to the economic level of Chinese collies, they will have to demand that Uncle Sam quit playing the role of Santa Claus.
Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Montana) Aug 17, 1946
Three Major Crises For John Kennedy
RECOVERY OR RECESSION
Next week, Secretary of the Treasury Anderson will personally ask Chancellor Adenauer, of West Germany to assume more of the “white man’s” burden and, thus, relieve the drain on U.S. gold. The central bank of West Germany has reduced its discount rate from 5 per cent to 4 per cent in order to discourage the flow of investment funds from the U.S.
2. The new president will have to decide whether the nation is in a recession or recovery is just around the corner. More than 5,000,000 persons will be out of jobs when Kennedy assumes office. Then outdoor work on farms, construction, and the railroads will be at a seasonal low. As many as seven persons out of every hundred may be seeking work.
Mr. Kennedy, therefore, will have to decide whether to cut taxes to stimulate retail sales (see chart), or initiate hurried public works to provide jobs, or both. Such expansionary efforts will unbalance the budget and aggravate international worry about:
3. The soundness of the dollar. Even the richest nation in the world can bite off more economics than it can handle. In recent post-war years, high defense outlays, aid to under-developed nations, and federal social undertakings have overreached taxes. Collectively, as well as individually, Americans have been living on the installment plan.
Big Spring Daily Herald (Big Spring, Texas) Nov 13, 1960
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