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T Spend a Pleasant Hour at ', ',
: The Cosy Corner ;
Jtom troop. PROPRiEroi;; ;
THE PLATTS MOUTH
P. F. GOOS. Prop. J
OUR MERCHANT MARINE
Hon. J. Sloit Fasset
When in Plattsmouth get your
The Perkins House j
Cutbmann & Cory, Proiu.
t C. A. RAWLS I
j Offices in First National bank bldg j
AND PRINT THEM RIGHT
! A. L. TIDD
1 LAWYER i
Pank (if Eagle, Eagle.
Nehawka Bank, Nehawka.
Rank of Murdock. Murdock.
First Nat'lbwnk, Greenwood.
State hank of Murrav, Murray.
First Xat'l bank, Plattsmouth.
C. A. MIBSKUl, D. D. S.
! ..Graduate Dentist..
All Work Guaranteed
Twenty-six Years' Experience
Office in Fitzgerald Block
Q The news items of the home com
munity. J The things in which you are most
J The births, weddings, deaths of
the people you krow.
2 The social affairs of our own and
ThtM mrm At Iliad of fact this papar
fit roa in ry Utua. Th, mrm
certainly worta Ik lubKriptioa prica.
THE GAME GETS YOU
You simply cant beat Wall
Street. - Even if you guess right
part of the time, the commis
sions and interest charges eat
you up. Put pur money into
pur civn business. x
And buy the April EVERY
BODY'S. There's a good
FOR SALE BY
Herold's Book Store.
IT'S VERY UNUSUAL
to see such handsome turnouts as
goes from Manspeaker's livery
stable. Our rips are up-to-date,
our carriages are swell in stylo
and comfortable to ride in, and
our horses are always well
groomed, well dressed and well
fed. When you want a drive
onio to Manspeaker's for vour
J. UK s' ''d Tvery Rani
v.infc K M.i n S' riHi1ninith. Ni l..
However gentlemen may differ iu
o'.her respects, there is no room for an
honest difference of opinion a'r.ong pat
riotic Americans as tj the desirabilitj
of restoring our merchant marine to it
former i osition of importance unon th
high seas. Its laiguidiiitg aid djing
conditions has been a matter of regret '
a id humiliation for fifty years, and yi t '
Congress has taken r.o effec. v. sttpj '
to enable American mariners to niett I
their deep-sea rivals mccessfully in the
contest for carrying our own gomis into ,
the nn:ketsof t'le world which s.re today
accessible only by wattr. The great j
international contests of modern times 1
are not concerned with armored navies
and 13-inch guns, but they have to do j
withtiade, with commerce, with the j
interchange of products of industry,
and the weapons used are skill and1
thrift, labor, tariffs, and subventions
an'l subsidies The universal cry frm
every civilized nation is trade and ever
more tiale, markets and ever more'
markets, as the power to produce over-'
takes by leaps and bound , with the
application of steam and electricity, the
power to consume and the rivalry for
access to the markets and the posses
sion of the mtrkets of the world inten
sities. It not only intensifit s in energy
and aggressiveness, but it intensifies in
necessity ard utility. Adequate mar- .
kets for ihe consumpt'on of o.ir surpljs i
products are indispensable, for they
have to do with the welfare of our la- I
oonng pejple, our manufacturers, ai.d
our merchants. They touch the pro.--,
ptrity of the farm and of the works h p,
as well as of the counting hcu-e.
The situation in such that we cannot
any longer afford to ignore it. The
body of our merchant marine l.es pro.,-
trate and bleeding before us. The s'.t
uatio.i is too serious to be ign ited in
the interest of an academic attitude of
mind. It is a question of national pro-,
tection, of national security, and of the
univer.-al welfare of all classes and of 1
ail interests among all our pio,l-: a!:d
not of u construction of the i.'onsti'.u
t'on. It is of two-MI significant;. First
we nhouid have the carrying capacity,
giving us ueee.-s to the markets of tr.e
Aorld for the purpose of commercial 1
profit; second we should hae a n.vy
an 1 a body of scan e i in constant readi
ness to assist our armored thips in ese
jf conflict for the jiurpo.-e of national
(Jur production of minerals equals the
output of our factories; our r.ilroads
r.ave increased so tremendously that if
put in a single line they would reach to
the moon; our telegraph wires have in-!
creased by hundreds of thousands of !
miles; our.telenhone wires have reachtd '
an equal distance. Our interstate com-.
merce reaches proportions far in excess ;
of all the exports and imports of all the i
exporting and import'n; n itions in the I
world, ourselves includeJ. For the past
8 ven years we have grown richer at
the rate of $8,000,0(10 each day, holidays
and Sundays included.
The great prosperity which has bless
ed this country has been for r.o tingle
class, but has reached to the poorest
paid toiler in the most crowded citiesof
the land. We live on a higher plane of
physical comfort; we pay the highest
wages in the world, and the output in
any line of human endeavor is higher in
thii country for individual workmen
than anywhere else in the world Al
most all of our multiform enterprises
are protected by a system of tariff laws
so adjusted as to overcome the natural
disadvantages against which we other
wise would be compelled to struggle,
such as the lower plane of living and
the lower wages preyailing in other;
countries of the world. We protect
the farmer and the artisan; we protect
the mechanic and the manufacturer; we
protect the output of the North, the
East, the South and the West, and un-1
der the stimuls of this protection the I
creative energies of the American peo-1
p'e have surprised and bewildered the I
But there is one industry- one calling,
not less noble than scores of others
thus carefully protected -which seems'
to have been systematically neglected,
if not wholly despised, and that is the
carrying of our own goods to the mar
kets of our neighbors. Ninety per cent
of the people of this world who are pos
sibly customers 'of ours must be reach
e.l by means of the deep sea. We furn
ish II per cent of the export trade of
the world --we carry less than 1' per
cent of it. We pay S210,0io,O0O each
y ?ar for frieght and passenger service
on the deep seas, of which ships bear
ing the American Hag receive less than
1 ) per cent. In 110 we carried !I0 pt r
cent of oir foreign trade; in 1st it), with
1,200.0 M tonnage of registered vosseN,
wo carried Cm per cent of our foreign
trade; this year of grace we have only
nine sea going steam-propt lleti vessels
carrying our poods on the Atlantic, with
a tonnage less than DO.ooo, and on the
Pacific only seven steam-propelled vo
S'.'l, with less than oO.OOO tons.
N ) missionary is so efli.-ien ii th
rea' development of trad1? as a pr.;-'r
means of transportation and communic-1
at ion. j
What would we think of the sagacity
of John Wanamaktr if he hired Siegel '
& Cooper to deliver his good-t for him?
Hut that is just precitely what we are
doing in the great markets of the world.
Not a single hhip carrying the Ameri
can flag sailed to South America i set
porH outh of the Caribbean Sta, and
only four small steamers there. We
are the best customers of South Ameri
ca. We buy ,'!0 per cent of what Brazil
sells, and we sell Brazil less than 13
per cent of what she buys.
We sell China 10 per cent of what she
buys We sell Africa less than 1! per
cent of what she buys. We sell South
America less than 5 per cent of what
she buys. Our best customers by sea
aie England and Germany and Japan,
but England, Germany and Japan carry
the good 4. The markets where we
must go for future growth, the st-call-ed
"undevt lopnf markets," are the
markets whither we are sending no
American vessels. The reasons for this
cond.tion of affairs is not far to seek.
If two ships of equal capacity ami equal
intelligence in direction and adminis
tration leave a port, that ship will
obtain the business which can render
the same service for the least money,
a d tl e ship can render equal service
for the least money which c ti the
least to build and the least to maintain
and operate, then that thip can carry
tre trade the cheapest which receives
t ie most artificial assistance in the way
of government subsidy or government
r taint r. The ships of the Unitid
Stites have to meet a handicap at each
o ie of these t ire necessary steps. It
cd-ts mori to build ships in the United
Sftfos because i: costs more to pay
eery man who labors on any part of
t ie vessels of the United States, and it
co 1 1 more to pay every man because
our system of tariff hns lifted up the
whole plane of living ami the wage scale
tn a point it has not reached in any
o'.her country of the world.
It costs from 2" to 10 per cent more
to build an American ship and equip it
thai in any other country. If it costs
: i) ,(HM to build a ship in Americi it
would cost $.'5(10,000 to build the same
ship in England. It would cost 5 ptr
cent, or $."0,000 to borrow the money in
Amir'c i and 3 per cent or, .$!),0!)t) to
bjrrow the rr.o ey in Er gland, r.r.d
there you have a hand;cap of $ll,O(,0
a year, which must be overcome before
t ie An;c c in bout can meet the English
bo it on even terms. It will cost each
b)it' pVr cent for depreciation. It
win ensi eacn noai o per cent lor in
surance; but for the ordinary repairs it
will cost the English ship 2 1-2 per cer t,
w lile it w ill cost the American ship S
1-2 per cent, and there is a handicap of
$1,0)0 more before the Amtrican ship
can meet the Engli h ship on equal
I . will cost 2.") per cent more to feed
the crew of an American sh:p than to
feed the crew of an Englihh ship. It
costs from 2"i per cent to 30 per cent
more to pay the crew of an American
ship than it does the crew of an Et g
lish ship, and these two handica 8
mu it be met and overcome before the
two hhips can compete on an equality
of terms. If by greater ingenuity, or
the application of better machinery, or
by the willingness of the American sai -ors
to live on a lower plane than their
brothers who work on land, it would be
possible to equalize these differences,
there still remains the handicap of sub
tidies. All of our opponents and all of
our rivals subsidize; little Japan sub
sidized over $',000,000 a year, and she
is driving us off the Pacific. Germany
subsidizes by giving over $5,000,000 a
year in cash and by giving relates and
favorable differentials on government
railroads to be etnorted on German
ships. She subsidizes sufficiently to give
the German vessels an advantage over
their competitors. The Hamburg-Amer
ican antl the North German Lloyd lines
have themselves, in the last eightet n
years, increased over two millions of
tonnage in registered deep-sen vessel
One line alone, The German-Humburg-Arnerican,
has paid in ten years $"1.
tOf.dOO in dividends, an average rate of
over 7 per cent-12(i per cent of their!
invested capital. This is a significant
contrast to our own dwindling merchant
fl;et. France subsidises $!l,OOtl,no a:
y ar. I
England subsid zes not less than ST,-'
OIO.ikhi a year, and she subsidizes when ;
necessary to meet the competition of
her rivals. Recently she presented to!
the t'unard Company f.vn i.f the most '
superb steamships in the wnrll-7'0
feet long, costing ;?(!,. M),ooo each. ;
These boats were bestowed upon tie
Cunard people upon terms which sut -
stantially anvmnted to a gift; the Cun
ard Company ha only tu make an in-1
conie over operating expenses. This is
is competition that no individual r cor
poration can successfully nie 't and over-,
cirne. The l.usitania and Mmiretania, i
1 l.oiMi tons each, able to carry each 10,-,
iO0 s.oldiers, fully equipped and armed, j
urn I'vinp off our commerce. If eitht r j
f '. fit in ( II I.f lifted on en ', it would'
tower 250 feet higher than the Wash- ',
ington monument-living off our com-'
merce in times of peace, to utterly de-
stroy up in times of war, together with !
our commerce! These two boats alone
can carry as many men anil munitions
of war as all of our Atlantic merchant
Tht most prejudicetl mind must admit 1
that this is an unnatural and an un-.
healthy condition of things, and the in-;
telligent observer realizes at a glance '
that it is an entirely unnecessaiy contli-
tion of things; it is not necessary forus, i
who have succeeded in every single !
direction to which we have turned our,
attention, to be whipped by all the
world, including the newest comers in-:
to the family of nations, on the high !
seas; our people have proven time antl 1
a,'ain their msterfulness and their!
n itural superiority at sea.
Hon. J. Si.oat Fassktt.
Painted Warriors of a Few Years
Ago Now Organize a Bank.
Indians of Nez Perce tiibe, which
under the leadership of Chief Joseph,
led Generals Howard and Miles such
merry chases almost a third century
ago, are organizing a company to estab
lish a bank at Fort Lapwai, Itlado,
southwest of Spokane, in which the
chief business will be with red men,
who are to receive approximately $1."0,
000 fropi the ftderal government this
yep.r as interest and money tlue them
on the sale of th'dr lands. The bank
will have a paid-up capital of $Lr,0(Hi,
of which $12,000 is held by Indians,
five shares being the maximum allotted
to any single individual. The board of
directors will be Indians, with Corbett
Lawyers, a graduate of Carlisle, as
cashier. He is now clerk in the office
of O. H. Lipp, agent on the reserva
tion. Others interested are Edward S.
Riboyn anil Thomas Moore. Most of
the Indians on the reserve are wealthy
through the sale of their lands and
many of them have accounts in banks
in various parts of the northwest. It
is expectt d that the bank will have de
posits of $2')0,ooo in a short time. This
is the first institution of its kind i.i the
Long Time Subscription Payments.
Contestants anil their friends should
remember the ex' ra votes allowed on
five-, ten-and fifteen-year subscription
payments, to both papers, antl that
payments of this kind will count fast
wdien it comes to winning one of the
grantl prizes in the contest.
Payments of the above denominations
count as follows;
Five years $10 10,000 votes. 8,000 votes.
Ten years $20 21,000 votes. 17.000 votes.
Fifteen years $30 31,000 votes. 2S.KJ0
BAILEY & r.lACH
latcvt Aott loKcr 111 l-Gnf Omtl t Iflioo
tile Mi". Hft-"ulMrtl (Irnul 01
tlu Ii I be Miotflt Weil.
iicm oneouNT to citv vitirea.
M fleet tutor Hik . IMI. A finiti. OMAHA, NEB.
WANTED-Manager for Branch office
we wish to locate here in Platts
mouth. Address, The Morris Whole
sale House, Cincinnati, Ohio. 83-8
WANTED - Agents to handle good
close in addition property to Musko
gee, Oj. For particulars address
Schnulz & Crabtree, Muskogee, Ok.
Watches m Jewelry
Are in our line and we handle
them extensively, so we can
show the finest line in Cass
county, excepting none. We
have a fine line of bracelets, hat
pins and umbrellas which would
be suitable for Easter. Also the
celebrated Elgin, Waltham, Ham
ilton and Howard Watches of
which we have a full line. If
you are interested in anything in
the jewelry line drop in and
JOHN W. OMUL,
C. B. & Q Watch Inspector.
jtl tf HIIHMIM
Wise talks by
the office boy
H j r "
Some one sent the boss a bunch of books en
titled, "Rusiness Nuggets," "The Road to Suc
cess," "The Man in Front" and such like.I think
he's been looking them over, for when I came to
work this morning he handed me this: Every
thing comes to those that wait, and the lazy boy
waits to greet it; but success comes on with a
rapid gait, to the man that goes to meet it." I
had to laugh, because he's the boss; but to tell
you the honest truth, a boy on this job doesn't
get any chance to apply thess wise hunches. Actually it's no credit firv
a fellow to beindustrioua here, because he cant be anything else. If ke
lets up for an hour he wouldn't get his orders out anil then there would
be people coming in and saying lots of tierce things, but nothing about
"business success" or the "lazy boy waits to griet it."
Have you tried Curtis P.rothers Janis. Retains all the fine natuni ,
flavor. Gieat. Picnic size. 25c. Don't forgit to order a nuiV. vX
Goods P.est Flour with your next order.
H. M. SOENNICHSEN 1
'"IIH HH M.MIMMtltH IMII
The First National Bank f
WE II'JXT YOUR BlMMSN, BE IT X
L?1R(1E OH SMJjjL.
We Understand Your Wants" and
Can Fill Them. Y
your locality to represent us. Ex
perience unnecessary ; $110 per month
and expenses. Write for particulars.
Monarch Cigar Company, St. Louis,
$.;' PER WEEK and expenses to men'
with rig to introduce poultry and
stock remedies. Experience unneces-1
sary. Reliable company anil exclu- i
sive territory given. The (irant Co., i
Dept. .::, Springfield, 1.1. Ts-12
WANTED -Young men ami women to
fill positions paying ?! 00 to $2000 fieri
annum. I!ig demand for stenograph
ers in the Government service, as.
well as in private business life. Our
new method of teaching shorthand
by mail insures us thorough and
practical a training at your own home
as is obtainable by personal attend
ance at any business college in the
country. We guarantee success.
Complete course for small cash pay
ment; balance to be paid when you
secure a position. Trial lesson free.
Central P.usiness Institute, Central.
P aiding, Washington, D. C. I
turnmire mat rseases
OM Winter with his vvign of ice and sn-y.v will
.soon ho jjono. Those chilly blasts will be a thir.yc of
past. Spring with its now demands will soon he htrtf.
and you will iK'ed some new furnitiuv. Our line is re
plete with up-to-date, designs and patterns, which- ::rr
sure V) please, and at prices, which are Mire !o apptd
to the prudent buyer. See cur display, we are glad to
show the goods and quote you prices.
STREIGHT & STREIGHT
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