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THURSDAY. NOV. 23, 1909.
Politics and sugar make nn awful
sticky mess when mixed.
We note that tho styles in snow
shovels aro just the same this year as
Nevertheless, we have not heard of
any Aldrich campaign clubs for 1912
being organized in tho West.
Women led the mob that lynched
two men, black and white, at Cairo, 111.
Andlhey call 'em the gentler sex!
Now if some southern philanthropist
will only come forward with a specific
for tho elimination of tho crook-worm
in the north.
"Does farming pay?" is a question
asked by a Maine paper. Well, yes,
it will pay, li you leave tho Pine Tree
state and come to western Nebraska
where you don't have to spend the
price of a crop for fertilizers in order
to grow it.
Aldrich closes his fruitless trip for
laying the foundation for a new United
States bank, by warning the country
againBt the ghost of Andrew Jackson,
who killed the old bank. Nevertheless,
Jackson's ghost, like Banquo's ghost,
will continue to haunt Aldrich, both
awake and asleep, as long as he shall
attempt to revive the monster which
Jefferson denounced and Jackson de
stroyed. A much greater man than
Aldrich met his political death by a
Government ownership and opera
tion of telegraph lines has just received
a forward impetus in the news of the
acquisition of the Western Union by
the Bell Telephone company. The
Postal people deny that they will even
tually also be "absorbed," but just how
much reliance can be placed in the as
surance time alone will tell. If the
country finds itself at the mercy of one
comp'any in tho matter of telegraphic
communication it will not take long for
the development of an irresistable de
mand that the government take over
the telegraph lines and operate them
as a part of the postal system. This
would result in cheaper rates and bet
ter service, two things that are sadly
needed in telegraphic communication.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon is putting a
pretty severe strain on the credulity of
the public when he asks it to believe
that .a delegation of newspaper pub
Ushers called upon him and publicly
offered to support his presidential as
pirations if he would secure a reduction
of the duty on paper. But it is of little
consequence whether the story is true
or not, save as it affects the handful
of individuals who constituted the al
leged delegation, and who X1 course
could commit nobody but themselves.
The real issue is that "Uncle Joe" and
his party friends made the duty S3.75
a ton, after a committee of his own
had made a thorough investigation and
reported that a duty of $z would suffice
for all purposes of protection. The ad
ditional Si. 75 is "velvet" for the paper
trust and unwarranted hardship for the
paper consumers. Apd this is only
one of the many outrages for which the
people are holding "Uncle Joe" aud
others of his ilk to a reckoning.
It is sad to see such au evidence of
moral cowardice in a hitherto gallant
"insurgent" as is revealed in a recent
speech of Seuator Cummins of Iowa.
Cummins is quoted assaying: "There
need be no concern about the attitude
of the insurgeuts and their friends
They will do their best to nominate
candidates who believe iu a progYes-
sivo Kopublicnn party. When they
fail tliev will be Republicans still, for
if thore ever was a timo when there
was absolutely no reason for transfer
ring'unv branch of the government to
Democratic hands, this is tho time."
If this means anything at all it means
that Senator Cummins nnd his like
will strive to make the Republican party
stand for the things that are right and
just, but that, failing in that commend
able effort, they will support wrong
and injustice rather than cooperate
with tho Democratic party in forcing
reforms. It is to be hoped that Sen
ator Cummins has been misquoted for
the utterance of such scntimctits is
surely unworthy of the man we have
been led to believe tho Iowan is.
The Sugar Trust Scandal.
Hardened to revelations of corrup
tion in which "big business" and big
politicians are involved though this
country has become in recent years,
the people stand astounded at the
magnitude of the sugar trust's steal
ings as recently disclosed.
For more than 20 years, it appears,
thiB monopoly has been defrauding the
government, with the knowledge and
connivance of government officials, un
til, it is estimated, more than $30,000,
000 has been filched from the public
treasury through the false weighing of
imports and underpaying of customs
And it hns remained for private in
dividuals to make the exposure which
has forced the government, with ap
parent reluctance, to take cognizance
of the great frauds that have been per
petrated. Ten years ago, Wilbur F.
Wakcman, former appraiser of the
port of New York, declares he laid
proofs of sugar trust biibery of customs
officers bofore Lyman J, Gage, secre
tary of the treasury under Mr. McKin
ley. According to Wakcman, Mr,
Gage said: "I don't believe that my
good friend Mr. Havemeyer knows any
thing about this matter, and I want
you to give him my compliments and
present the statement which you have
presented to me, and tell him if any
thing like this exists it must be stopped."
I That is as far as the government went
in the matter, and the weighing frauds
went merrily on.
Mr. Roosevelt made quite a reputa
tion as a would-be "tru6t-buster," but
his efforts were ineffective because of
the lack of lack of co-operation of the
men working under and in conjunction
with, him; and for the further reason
that his intense partisanship caused
him to weaken and back down at the
critical juncture when firmness and the
co-operation of administration officials
would have accomplished great results
in giving the general public relief from
the tariff-fattened trusts. Proofs were
presented to him and to his attorney
general, Mr- Bonaparte, of the sugar
trust's violations of the Sherman anti
trust law. Mr. Roosevelt was too busy
making grandiloquent declarations of
his intention to "shackle cunning" aud
"curb rapacity" to pay any attention
to concrete examples of violations of
the law, and his attorney general indi
cated by his lack of attention to the
matter the possession of a straight tip
direct from the throne that he had bet
ter keep his fingers out of the sugar
When Mr. Gage's "good friend," Mr.
Havemeyer, declared many years ago
that "the protective tariff is the moth
er of the trusts" he told a truth that
has never been successfully controver
ted. He might have gone further and
added that the protective tariff is the
father ol the corruption, bribery and
fraud that have ensued iu the relations
between the beneficiaries of the tariff
and representatives of the government.
The sugar trust has never lacked for
friends and emissaries in the govern
ment service, in congress it lias ever
had at its beck and call a motley ar
ray of faithful servants, headed by the
ever-waicuiui Aiuricn. as the cases
of Gage and Bonaparte show, it has
not lacked for support in the cabinets
of recent administrations, aud, as indi
cated by Roosevelt's indifference to its
individual crimes, while thundering in
the abstract against corporate wrong
doing, even presidents have had astig
matism where it was concerned.
It is a shameful mess. Enough has
been disclosed to show that govern
ment employees have been accessory
for years to the crimes committed.
The revelations are such as to demand
a congressional investigation, if there
be enough members of the national
legislative body untouched by the
sticky hands of sugar trust "iuflueuce"
to institute an inquiry.
Mitchell made a trip tol
Bingham the fore part of the week luii
business in the practice of his pro
Lumber Output of
the United States
Washington, Nov. 28. Wash
ington, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Arkansas and Wisconsin, in the
order named, constitute the Big
Five in producing the country's
lumber supply -whose valuation
for the last year runs far above
the half billion mark. Texas,
Michigan, Oregon, Minnesota
and Pennsylvania came after
the first five states and others
followed in decreasing amounts
down to Utah, the lowest on the
list, with Nevada and North Da
kota, having little timbered area,
not rated at all.
While the total valuation of
the lumber, lath and shingle
production reached $541,545,040,
this amount represents a de
crease of twenty-three per cent
under the previous year's out
put. The number of mills re
porting was 31,231 and these
manufuctured 33, 224, 309, 000
board feet of lumber, valued at
$510,575,822 and 2,9KG,084,000
lath valued at $0,701,328, while
the shingle makers turned out
12,100,483,000 shingles valued at
$24,178,490. The average value
of lumber at the point of manu
facture was $15.87 a thousand
feet, $2.27 a thousand for lath
and $2.00 a thousand for shingles.
Yellow pine of the South,
Avhich has been far in the lead
in the lumber production for
more than a decade, more than
maintained its supremacy last
year, contributing slightly more
than thirty-three per cent of the
total cut from all kinds. Doug
las fir of the Northwest ranked
second and white pine third.
Practically all kinds showed a
marked decreased cut, and for
the first three kinds of timber
there was a falling off of fifteen
twenty-two and twenty per cent,
respectively. Oak and hemlock
maintained their relative ranks
but showed decreases of, twenty .
five per cent each in amount
produced; and spruce dropped
eighteen per cent.
Louisiana was the heaviest
producer of yellow pine lumber,
supplying nearly one-fifth of the
total production. Texas, Mis
sissippi, Arkansas and Alabama
followed in the order named.
The state of Washington, alone,
supplied more than three-fifths
of the Douglas fir cut, while the
bulk of the remainder came from
Oregon. Minnesota produced
about a third of the white pine,
followed by Wisconsin with about
fifteen per cent and New Hamp
shire with ten per cent. An in
teresting feature of the report is
that two New England states,
Maine and Massachusetts, pro
duced more white pine than
Michigan for many years led the
country in producing this valu
Oak lumber manufacture now
centers in Kentucky, West Vir
ginia and Tennessee. Wisconsin
comes first in the production of
hemlock, taking the position
held by Pennsylvania for so
many years. Altogether the
lumber report bulletin, which is
free, by the way, contains fifty-
seven pages, and gives detailed
figures upon the quality and val
ue of forty-live kinds of lumber
manufactured in the United
States last year. The work on
it was conducted under the su
pervision of a committee of four,
consisting of W. M. Steuart,
chief statistician for manufact
ures and J. E. Welchel, expert
chief of division, representing
the Bureau of the Census, and
R. S. Kellogg, assistant forest
er and A. H. Pierson, forest as
sistant, representing the United
Stiites Forest Service.
Call For County Warrants.
County warrants registered os. 1
to Sj are called for navment intpr t
'stopped after Nov. 20, 1909.
5o-3t FRED MOLLRING,
Just Reela 1 at J. P. Colburn's
204 BOX BUTTE AVENUE
Nice Line of Ladies' and Misses'.
Up to-Date Coats
On which we are making a special sale and offering at Remarkably
Low Prices, considering quality
I24C grade selling at nc
ioc grade selling at pc
W. C. T. U. Notes
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union stands not only for the abolition of
the liquor traffic but for purity of person
and spirit on every line, We heartily en
dorse the following letter once ordered
read by Bishop William Stang, of the Fall
River, Diocese of the Roman Catholic
church, in the churches of his diocese:
"It is forbidden to have dancing on Sat
urday nights and Sundays, Saturday night
dances lead to desecration of the Lord's
Day; they have been a source of misery
and scandal in the past; they must be
stopped at once.
"While calling the attention of your
people to the diocesan statute forbidding
them, you will denounce, with apostolic
freedom and zeal, indiscriminate and
lascivious dances, so common in our days.
"The world may sneer at such teaching,
and call our denunciations exaggerations
and unreasonable exactions without solid
foundation. The silly girl sees no harm in
going to dances, until, like the unwary
butterfly that gets too near the flame, she
has the wings of her soul singed by the
flame of impure love, and her innocence
has vanished forever, leaving her the dark
prospect of a ruined future, if not an early
grave of shame.
"The fathers and doctors are unanimous
in branding the custom of dancing as an
infectious sink of impiety and obscenity,
as the school of vice and the grave of in
nocence. Among the kinds of modern
dances pointed out by iheologians as de
cidedly indecent, and, therefore, strictly
forbidden, are what are called the waltz,
polka, galop, and others of a kindred
"The Second Plenary Council of Balti
more makes it our sacred duty to attack
and condemn immodest dances, which are
daily growing more common, It is our
duty to admonish the faithful how they
sin, not only against God, but against
society, their families, and against them
selves, by tak'ing part in these dances or
countenancing them by their presence."
We were interested in reading about Dr.
Cook's Arctic equipment, especially that
relating to food, drink and tobacco. The
Review of Reviews for October has the
following, which is part of an interview
held with the explorer; "What about
"The essence of our" commissariat sys
tem consisted in this: Live on the country
as long as you can by utilizing the land
route where game abounds. When you
strike the Polar Sea, where no life exists,
live on pemmican, biscuits and tea. One
pound of pemmican per day for man and
dog will support life. Pemmican manu
factured by Armour raw beef dried,
pounded into powder, and mixed with tal
low does not weep and carries more
nutritive heat and- force-forming qualities
per square inch than any meat extract or
other preparation. This pemmican was
packed in six-pound tins, which were en
closed in wooden cases uniform-in size,
which came in very handy as building
material for our first storehouse."
"Did you take any alcohol?"
"Wood alcohol for vaporizing the pe
troleum; but wood alcohol is poison. Of
other alcohol in any shape or form we did
not take one drop."
"Are you a teetotaler"
"In my earlier years, one of the strict
est. After I was twenty-five, and in later
life, I have taken a very little wine, and
never touch intoxicants of any kind when
"What about tobacco'"
"I never smoke; and although the Eski
mos like it, they are much better without
it. To humor my men, I took tobacco,
but the supply ran out after a few days,
and they worked better wjthout it. They
were more restless in mind when they
smoked, and I'was glad when jt was gone.
They soon forgot all about it. In two
days the. craving for smoke bail become a
memory that rapidly faded away."
W. O. Barnes the jeweler, is in Chi
cago this week ordering his fall stock
of liulidav goods.
HEMINGFORD, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEB., NOV. 25, I909.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Burleigh came
up from Lakeside Wednesday after
noon. Frank Bressce made a business trip
to Hemingford the middle of the week.
The play, "When I was Twenty
one," given in the opera house Wed
nesday, was a success. They played
to a well seated house.
Perry Carter, cartoonist, and wife
gave a lecture in the Congregational
church Wednesday night and was sure
a success. The cartoons were very
interesting and Mr. Carter is an artist
with the crayon.
Frank Goodwin returned from his
home at Millcreek, IU., where he has
been with home folks. He is the night
Misses Nettie Uhrig and Etta Carter
were passengers to Alliance the first of
Dr. W. T. Eikner left Thursday for
Milwaukee, Wis., where be will spend
V. M. Spencer and wife returned
Friday on 44 from Denver. We are
glad to see them back.
Frank Black was a passenger to Al
Fred Melick was a passenger to
Crawford Saturday, returning the first
of the week.
Messrs Barge and Butler went to Al
liance Sunday. ,
Wm. Fosket went to Alliance Satur
day to help Mr- Coursey with a sale.
He returned Sunday.
Mrs. Mabin went to Alliance Mon
day on 44.
Regina Burlew was a passenger to
Mrs. W. T. Eikner and daughter,
Juneau, went to Alliance Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winten left for
Orleans, Nebr., Tuesday.
Dr. Sweet, who came here from
Erie, Penn., returned to his home Mon
day. Marshal Sheldon returned the first
of the week from his trip to Misssouri.
Ella Brown has returned from Den
ver, where she spent some time visiting
with her sister, Nora, who is going to
Mr. and Mrs. Hess came up Tues
day from Chadron to spend Thanks
giving with their daughter, Mrs. Wm.
Earl Tallada and Orville Ross were
Saturday callers at Mr. Skinners.
The Old Reliable
Hardware, Harness and Implement Firm
In order to make room for new goods will make special
Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons
Agent for the well known Deering Hay Tools and Harvesters and J. I
Case Threshing Machines.
In HARNESS My motto: "How Good; Not, How Cheap."
I EMIVUFORD, NFBR.
Misses Elsie Calame and Fay Hem
bry called on Miss Ethel Tallada
Mr. Wismilla was a caller at tho
school in district 17.
Orville Ross was a Sunday caller at
There was quite a. large snow storm
in this neighborhood last week.
Mr. Skinner was a caller at Mr.
Ross' Suuday evening.
Rollin Ross was seen going out
hunting Wednesday morning.
The home teams went to Scotts
bluff Nov. 19 to play basket ball. The
girls were more successful than the
boys after playing thirty seconds
overtime they lost by one score. Al
bert Capron, one of the forwards, had
his arm dislocated in the first part of
the game, so the boys were defeated.
Dr. Anderson is taking his vacation
in Kansas City and in the meantime
buying holiday goods.
Mesdames Miller and Willis are so
journing in Denver, the latter visiting
her sister, Mrs. Smith.
Mrs. Reilly of Alliance is visiting
Mrs. May this week.
Misses Rowlaii and Hagerty of
Broadwater spent Sunday here
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wehn are
visiting the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Wehn.
Mr. and Mrs. Beerline and Miss
Mary spent three days with the form
ers brothers, John and George Beerline
The Teachers' Reading Circle met
Saturday in the High School with a
goodly attendance and an interesting
I make a specialty of ce
ment walks and work. Have
been constructing same in Al
liance more than one year,
and invite the most rigid in
spection of my work. Use
only the best of materials and
make prices as low as can be
done with honest work. Have
had many years experience in
cement construction in vari
ous cities. Remember poor
cement work is dear at the
cheapest price and when you
have had to replace it is mon
ey thrown away.
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