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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CASS COUNTY
A. L. Tidd, Editor.
R. 0. Watters, Manager.
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Ilattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
South Omaha has dropped her anti
Jap slogan for the nonce and is giving
her undivided attention to the Greeks.
Practice what ypu preach. Decep
tion may be practiced for a short time,
but you will eventually be found out
and will have to pay the fiddler.
It is expected that the Journal will
commence work in a few days on an
interurban somewhere, probably eith
er to Eagle, Fort Crook, Murdock,
Omaha or Lincoln.
Don't try to hang your own short
comings on the shoulders of somebody
ele. You've got a conscience and it
will tell you what is right. If you are
not "right" with yourself you cannot
expect to be "right" with your fellows.
It is said that President Roosevelt
regards the Panama Canal as the great
est work of his adinistration, the sec
ond greatest thing the sending of the
battleship fleet round the world, and
third, the settlement of the Russian
Thk date fixed for the special session
of Congress for a revision of the tariff
C5s said to be March 15. President Taft
will press the work of revision us
tapidly as possible. After its com
plnion business will become more ac
tive, as the uncertainty will then be
The action of the mob in South .Om
aha last week in wreaking vengeance
on a lot of unoffending foreigners in
retaliation for the murder of a police
man by a Greek, suggests the advisa
bility of sending an army of pacifica
tion to the packing town. Certain it
is that South Omaha's demand for
home rule is premature.
LINCOLN ON TEMPERANCE.
On February 22, 1842, in an address
on Washington's birthday, at Spring
field, Illinois, in reference to the tem
perance question, Abraham Lincoln
"Whether or not the world would be
vastly benefitted by a total banishment
from it of all intoxicating drinks seems
to me not an open question. Three
fourths of mankind confess the affirm
ative with their tongues, and I le
lieve all the rest acknowledge it in
their hearts. Of our political revolu
tion of 7C we are all justly proud. It
has given us a degree of political free
dom far exceeding that of any other
nation of the earth. In it the world
has found a solution of the long mooted
problems to the capability of man to
govern himself. In it was the germ
whi:h has vegetation, and is still to
prow and expand into the universal
liberty of mankind.
Turn now to the temperance revolu
tion. In it we' ahall find a stronger
bondage broken, a viler slavery manu
mitted, a great tyrant deposed in it,
more of want supplied, more ,disea: ea
-Sealed, more sorrow assuaged; by it no
orphans starving, no widows wecpirg,
by it none wounded in feeling, none in
jured in interest, even the dram-mi-ker
and dram-seller will have glided into
occjpations so gradually as never to
hav3 felt the ch inge, und will tnd
ready to join all others in the univeif al
song of gbidi ess. And what a i.eble
ally this is to the cause of polit cal
freeJom, with such an aid its march
cannot fail to be on and on, till every
son of earth shall drink in rich fruition
the sorrow-queneliing draughty of per
THE AMERICAN NAVY.
As a nation we have great interests
and while other nations have large
navies, this country must be prepared
to protect its interests. This country
has the defense of our coast line of
30O0 miles on the Pacific and a larger
number of miles on the Atlantic and
Gulf coasts. We have the defense of
the great canal we are building to con
nect the waters of the Atlantic and
the Pacific oceans, and we have main
tenance of the Monroe doctrine. We
hold the Philippine Islands, which are
thousands of miles away and the distin
guished Admiral of the Navy has said
that we could not hold there islands
six weeks if it were not for the Ameri
can Navy, and we have other great in
terests to defend.
Our country nsw ranks as the second
naval power of the world, and we
should retain that position.
It is in respect of battle ships and
armored cruisers that the best judg
ment of the comparative strength of
the world's navies can be formed.
We obtained from the Navy Year
Book of 1908 the following, which is
the same as the report made by the
committee on naval affairs:
The relative strength of the principal
naval powers in battle ships and
armored cruisers-built, building, and
provided for is as follows:
Battle ships 61 910,330
Armored cruisers 39 485,600
Total tonnage 1,395,930
Battleships 31 445,796
Armored cruisers 12 157,445
Total tonnage 548,254
Battle ships 31 414,486
Armored cruisers 11 133,768
Total tonnage 548,254
Battleships 26 357,132
Armored cruisers 22 216,232
Total tonnage 573,364
Battleships 15 233,441
Armored cruisers 15 175,001
Total tonnage 408,445
Battle ships 15
Armored cruisers 6
Total tonnage 40 Uioj
Battle ships 15
Armored cruisers 10
Battle ships 6 74,300
Armored cruisers ....3 19,020
Total tonnage 93,320
Only battle ships of 10,000 tons and j
over are referred to in these com-1
The American vessels being built !
are the Michigan and South Carolina,
of 16,000 tons each; the Delaware and
North Dakota, of 20,000 tons each; and
the Florida and Utah, of 21,825 tons
each. These vessels will have from
eight to ten 12-inch guns. Their speed j
will be high-about 21 knots in the case !
of the four largest vessels. j
The tariff communion convention at (
Indianopolis has demontsrated the fact
that there is a very strong sentiment j
in favor of a permanent tariff commis
sion in this country. The News Herald
has long advocated this policy and thejgot o(r po cheapy.
present editor has believed for years
that the only real scientific and busi
ness method of fixing the tariff sched
ules is through the information gath
ered and tabulated by a tariff commis
sion. The comment of D. A. Tomp-
kins of Charlotte, North Carolina, is j
pointed and well put. In an addre toj
the tariff commission convention he :
said: "The present way of making the
tariff id AnHKMLL -I a.
in ten years. I he industry which gets
unsatisfactory results as to remedy
nas 10 wait it) years and take chances;
again. If under the present systtm a!
tariff is laid, which develops graft, this j
condition can continue until the next
general tariff revision. Under the com- i
misson plan the tariff might be in 1
process of revision or readjustment all j
the time" We believe that the pro-
tective tariff policy is the cir-
rect tariff policy for this cour.-'
try us u nauer oi principle. Tie Secretary of War-J. M. DICKIN
protective tariff policy has been en- SON of Tennessee.
dorsed by Washington, Adams, Jeffer-
son, Madison, Monroe. Andrew Jack- VON L. MEYER of Massachusetts,
son, Abraham Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Garfield, McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft, CHARLES NAG EL of Missouri,
but the matter of fixing the tariff Secretary of the interior- R. A. BAL
sche Jules is by reason of continuously , LINGER of Washington.
changing conditions made necessary
: from time to time. The government
needs larger revenues to
necessary expenditures. The Amer
ican wage earner and the American in-
! vestor in manufacturing interests needs
. a protective tariff to protect wages and
investment and a commission of tariff
i experts is the only business method
under which the tariff
equitably be made.
The inward and outward movement
of aliens for the twelve months ending
with November, 1908, the figures of
which were made public today by the
Department of Commerce and Labor,
indicates that the emigration has been
greater than the immigration. The
figures are: Total arrivals, 573,581;
total departures, 644;452. To this num
ber of emigrants should be be added
the unknown number of naturalized
citizens who during that period have
left the United States for permanent
residence abroad. During January,1900
as compared with January, 1908, the
immigration from Austria increased,
4,428, from Hungary 7,913, from Italy
4,905. From Russia and Finland there
was a decrease of 859, and from Japan
a decrease of 768. The immigration
of Chinese increased 50 for the month
Indictments for criminal libel were
returned by the federal grand jury, at
Washington, against Joseph Pulitzer,
editor of the New York World, and two
of his editors, Caleb M. Van Hamm and
Robert H. Lyman and against Delevan
Smith and Charles R. WilliamB, editors
and owners of the Indianopolis News.
Their alleged offense was the publica
tion of stories concerning the so
called Panama Canal scandal. The
indictments do not charge libel of
the government, but of individuals.
Among them is Theodore Roosevelt,
President of the United States; William
H. Taft, the President-elect; J. Pier
pont Morgan, Charles P. Taft, Douglas
Robinson, President Roosevelt's
brother-in-law, and William Nelson
Cromwell, former attorney for the
Panama Canal Company.
Last fall every candidate for the
Wisln! tiro fin tVio r'..mnTiitif tinl-c.t
knew just what kind of a bank guar-
atitee law was needed by Nebraska and
there wasn't one of them but that
would have the people believe that he
knew just how it should be drawn up.
But when they got down to Lincoln
and tackled the job they found it a big
ger task than they were equal to, and
after much deliberation they decided
to hire an attorney to draw the bill for
them. Think of it, in the whola of that
body of "lawmakers"there was not one
competent to draft a bill that they all
knew all about when the campaign was
on. - Shelton Clipper.
The Fremont Tribune says that the
Nebraska legislature is going to abolish
high school and university "frats"even
if the fusion platform did not make the
ii . i . .. ....
pietige 10 oo so. rossiuly a bill may
be introduced looking to that end trut
its not ,ikdy t0 get any fl)rthei. To
draw their pay is about all that is
ex,)ertl.d of ,he preent legislature
But if it does no more the majority of
the people will be delighted th;it thev
Refusal to obey a subpoena costs
something in New York. Alfred G.
Vamlcrbilt, who sailed for Europe after
he had been subpoenaed to serve as a
iuror in the Kunremp Cmirt- wo fini,
?250 by Justice Guy. Affidavits were
pregentcd to the f(JUrt hat
Mr Vanderbilt haddeparted for Europe
adtherefore w unabe o aUem,
justice Guy held that this was not a
Get the habit of tradimr at Plntta
It is quite generally believed that the
new cabinet will be as follows:
Secretary of State-PHILANDER C.
KNOX of Pennsylvania,
Attorney General - GEORGE W.
WICKERSIIAM of New York.
Secretary of the Navy
E. G. DOVEY
Postmaster General FRANK II.
HITCHCOCK of Massachusetts. '
Secretary of Agriculture JAMES I
WILSON of Iowa. j
This completes the roll with the ex-1
ception of the Secretary of the Treas
ury and for this post a number of men
are under consideration.
The official announcement will be
made shortly after March 4th.
At a conference between Secretary
Straus and the leaders of organized j
labor, Mr. Gompers and Mr. John
Mitchell variously estimated that the
number of unemployed American labor-'
ers at from two to five millions. Why
there are so many unemployed is a
great question. Neither of the great '
labor learders offered any remedy for :
this condition, To find a remedy one
must first search out the cause. One
item which may have its bearing on
the question of the unemployed is or
may be found in the fact that during
the year 1908 more than $650,000,000
worth of European made goods were
imported into this country. This im
mense amount of European cheap la
bor made goods must certainly have
had its effect in the accounting for the
great number of the unemployed. It
is not altogether the inrush of cheap
labor from abr.iad, but also the inrush
of cheap labors' products from abroad,
that has done much to increase the
immense number of the unemployed.
The importation of cheap laborers is
one of the ways in which American
wag workers are put out of their jobs
and the other is by the importation of
the products of cheap labor abroad.
The protective tariff is intended to pro
tect the American working man in his
wages as well as his employment.
Farms For Sale.
am offering a farm for sale two
miles south-west of Mynard at ninety
dollars per acre. Also one .11-2 miles
south east of Murray. Earl V. Cole,
i Mynard, Neb. 74-8
See us for Fide bills.
When buying candies, why not buy
the best? We always have a fine line
of the superior grades on hand. Ne
metz & Co. next to P. O.
Announce their Spring sale of
Table Linen and Napkins,
Towels and Corsets
Sale will continue all this week
For Hoi Fires Get Egenber
ger's Coal !
Sure satisfaction every time you light a fire if on
top of the kindling is ebony fuel from our yards.
It's heat and light giving and slate-free when it
leaves the mines, screened and cleaned again here
and served to you full weight and with celerity of
delivery. Order any way that suits you. Both
J. V. EGENBERCER
Old Winter with his reign of ice and snow will
soon be gone. Those chilly blasts will be a thing of th
past. Spring with its new demands will soon be here,
and you will need some new furniture. Our line is re
plete with up-to-date, designs and patterns, which r.re
sure to please, and at prices, which are sure to appeal
to the prudent buyer. See our display, we are glad to
show the goods and quote you prices.
A. .. .. .. a a, t
Feeling oi Content
after having dined well can be
your daily experience when you
dine here. Our foods are tempt
ing and delicious, and our cigais
are a dream to the man who
joves a fragrant cigar and a good
smoke after a satisfactory meal at
DR. A. P. BARNES