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J. E. BARWICK
DOVEY BLOCK. -
REAL ESTATE. City property and some acreage tracts.
North ar-d South Dakota, Texas, Nebraska and Missouri farms.
INSURANCE.-Fireand Tornado written in six of the best
Are you going away on a summer vacation? If so, do you
know you can insure your baggage? Size up the value of the gear
you carry around in trunks and then consider whether it is not
SURETY 'eONDS.-Let me procure bonds for you from the
American Surety Company. Don't ask your friends to be your
fcur months to partially investigate oae found in railroad rates. .
single item in one single schedule, how The commission has been investigat
ion would it take to thoroughly inves-, i ng the reasonableness of different
tigate all the items in all the schedules? J classes of freight rutes in this state.
It requires the closest Btudy by ex-1 They have directed the different rail
perts to understand thoroughly the trua ways of ' the state to appear before
KaUrad at the postofflce t PUtWmouth. Casa
Oaaty. Nebraska, M aecond-clase mail matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CASS COUNTY
A. L.TIDD Editor.
R. 0. WATTERS Manager
BITES OF SUBSCRIPTION
On Year in Adrance M.
Plattsinouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
JULY 8, 1909.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the republican nomination for
Register of Deeds of Cass county, sub
ject to the pleasure of the voters at
the coming 'primaries. In asking for
this nomination I desire to call atten
tion to the fact that my services in the
office of county sunwyor, while being
largely of a "thank you" nature, the
enumeration being insufficient far the
support of a family, have eminently
fitted me for the duties of the office to
which I aspire, and in case I should re
ceive the nomination I shall use my
"best endeavors to be elected, .'and will
give to the office my best attention.
E. E. Hilton.
Conceit deceives only its ownar.
Ho man ascends above his ideals.
Every man's life depends on the siza
tof his god.
No man has any rights that lead
The man who has no piety to spare
lias none to save.
Resources for tomorrow depend on
Te serves made today.
It 13 easy to mistake self-approba-tion
All the stiffness in a man's neck is
taken out of his back.
WHY TAX CORPORATIONS?
The New York Journal of Commerce
does, not see "how an Income tax on cor
porations is to be justified when none
is imposed upon individuals or firms en
gaged in the same business."
This criticism, which has been repeat
edly made, is based on a misapprehen
sion. What President Taft proposes to
tax is the privilege of doing business in
corporate form. Why do the own
ers of a business go to the trouble and
expense of corporating? Suroly only
because the corporation enjoys certain
privileges which the individual of part
nership does not possess.
The most important of these is lim
ited liability. If the corporation fails
the owners generally lose - only the
amount of their stock. When partners
fail all their property is involved.
The privilege of the corporation is so
important that it haB been abused by
wildcat corporations. It is certainly a
tangible asset granted by the State and
so a proper subject for taxation.
Another corporation privilege is con
tinuity. The death of a partner may
throw a business into court to be
wound up. A corporation continues in
spite of the death of the owner of the
The proposed tax is to fall on net
profits, not on gross earnings on suc
cess, not on failure. The Government
merely says to the corporation: "You
derive certain important privileges
from the State. For these you are to
pay a slight tax." The partnership,
not possessing these advantages, is not
assessed on them. Kansas City Star,
For the first time in a great many
ears Nebraska is out of debt. The
people of the state arc indebted to the
republican party in general and Ex-
C - ClinM.n iti IPIlliir fur tllA !
wiping out of the state debt. While a
member of the state senate a few
.years ago, Gov. Sheldon secured a law
providing for a 1 mill levy to be ap-
Press dispatches from Washington in
dicate that the tariff bill will leave the
senate by the close of this week, and
go to conference. We are free to state
that the bill as amended in the senate
does not meet with our approval, at
least in some particulars. A compari
son of the rates contained in the Ding
ley law, the House bill and the bill as
it leaves the senate, Bhow that as a
whole the rates of the house bill are a
substantial reduction under the rates
contained in the present law, and that
the rates of the senate bill are with few
exceptions not only an increase over
the rates of the house bill, but an in
crease over the schedules of the pres
ent law. This, we think, is unwar
ranted. The News-IIkhald does not pose as
a prophet, but we will undertake in
this case to predict that when the bill
goes out of conference it will come
no.irer annroachir.cr the house bill than
jiiiL-u iu .i.u-w... v- the senate bill,
debt. That Jaw
That Jaw has been in force
about 5 years and ha9 resulted in the
complete extinguishing of the state's
It is always safe to idealize the real
if you realize the ideal.
The work of the last legislature has
been recently held up to praise by Gov.
Shallenberger. At a democratic ban
quet at Kearney he made the assertion
that the last legislature would go down
in history as the best legislature that
the state has ever had. Without at
this time undertaking to discuss the
ihe merits or demerits of the work of
the last legislature, we would suggest
that the democratic party in the state
M well as in the nation has always
been long on promises. Whenever
they have been given the reins of
power and have undertaken to carry
'wit their promises, almost invariably
their work has been set aside on ac
count of its being in conflict with the
Constitution. It seems the work of
the last legislature is not to be an ex
ception in this regard. Two of their
toat important laws are already tern
porarily held up by the courts. The
law providing for the guaranty of bank
deposits and the law known as the non
partisan judiciury act are in this pre-
. A life is holy in the measure that it
makes lives really happy.
NEED OF TARIFF COMMISSION.
Whatever tariff bill is framed, it is
generally hoped and expected by the
commercial interests that there will be
a permanent tariff commission created,
whose duty it will be to advise Congress
as to what the maximum and minimum
duties should be hereafter, thereby
securing to manufacturers and mer
chants such trade agreements as will
insure the largest possible return on
trade privileges granted by this country
to any foreign nation.
Congress does not usually waBte time
n framing a tariff bill. The leading
ommittees concerned with it finish their
labors in six weeks, and within four
months the law is enacted. This hasto
is unwise. About a yea; ago a congres
sional committee spent four full month)
considering one item of the tariff wood
pulp-taking about four thousand pages
of testimony. Now, as Congressman
Charles N. Fowler of New Jersey asked
effect of tariff schedules. This was the
experience of Germany, henae that
country did not arrange its latest tariff
law in four months. As a matter of
fact, its preparation consumed five
years of labor on the part of a special
commission of thirty-two representa
tives of the agrarian, manufacturing
and commercial interests acting in co
operation with tariff experts of the
treasury and other governmental de
partments, in addition to two thousand
trade and technical experts, who were
consulted by the commission from time
to time. Then it required ten months
to make the bill a law.
Germany is a prospective country, and
it can teach the United States some
thing about the proper preparation of a
tariff law. Our trade relations with
foreign countries should be developed
further along the lines la;d down by
the late President McKinley, who, in
his famous Buffalo speech, said:
"The period of exclusiveness is past
The expansion of our trade and com
merce is the pressing problem. Com
mercial wars are unprofitable. A policy
of good will and friendly trade relations
will prevent reprisals. Reciprocity
treaties are in harmony with the spirit
of the times; measures of relation are
"If perchance some of our tariffs are
no longer needed for revenue or to en
courage and protect our industries at
home, why should they not be employed
to extend and promote our markets
Congressman Fowler has the right
idea in that "tariff by evolution instead
of revolution" is the most desirable.
Production throughout the world is
coming to be more and more a matter
of exact science in discovery and de
velopment and of economy through the
use of enormous aggregations of capi
tal. The United States needs more foreign
trade. International commerce must
be more and more a matter of recipro
Statistics show that in round numbers
the annual production of the-United
States amounts to 25 billion dollars.of
which nearly 10 per cent,' or about 2
billion dollars, is exported, while we
buy from the rest of the world about
1 1-4 billion dollars annually.
The total imports of all the world.out
side of the United States, are about 13
billion dollars. Since we now sell to the
rest of the world to the amount of 2
billion dollars, and now buy from the
rest of the world over 1 billion dollars,
it leaves a market of less than 10 bil
lion dollars.of which our manufacturers
and merchants desire to get more and
It requires intelligence and enterprise
to succeed in our struggle for1 this
foreign trade. The production, cost
and market conditions in other countries
as well as in our own, must be ascer
tained in order to understand clearly
what are the best tariff schedules.
As our tariff schedules are now fram
ed they lead to costly litigation. It
CMts the government millions of dol
lars to try cases in dispute. During the
hst current year 55,798 classification
protests were received and 35,785 were
decided, while the suspension (lies now
number CO, 353. We are also hearing
constantly of possible tariff wars with
foreign countries. All these things
could be avoided if Congress had a
tariff commission to assist it in framing
tariff schedules hereafter. -Boston
Globe. ' v
them and show wy certain rates should
not be reduced. These hearings will
begin on August 21 and close Oct. 5.
The reduction of rates contemplated by
the commission will amount to almost
40 per cent between towns in the state
other than, distributing towns.
The following is the order issued by
The committee having had under in
vestigation the reasonableness of the
rates and charges between stations in
Nebraska, and it appearing to the com
mission that the present rates and
chargesifor the transportation of
freight under the classfication now in
effect between stations in this state,
are unreasonable and excessive, and it
further appearing that the schedule of
rates hereto attached marked "Exhibit
A," and made a part hereof, are just
It is therefore ordered that the va
rious railroads engaged in the trans
portation of freight between stations
in this state be, and the state are here
by notified and required to appear at
the office of the Nebraska state rail
way commission at Lincoln, Nebr., at
10 o'clock a. m., on the date set oppo
site their names, to-wit:
Missouri Pacific Railway company,
August 24, 1909.
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail
way Co. Sept. 14, 1909.
Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Co., and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapo
lis & Omaha Railway Co., Sept. 28,
Union Pacific Railroad Co., and St.
Joseph & Grand Island Railway Co.,
Sept. 28, 1909.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail
road Co., Oct. 5, 1909 and show cause,
if any there be, why the schedule of
rates as set forth in exhibit A subject
to the following rules, should not bo
Rule 1. The rates named in exhibit
A shall be used as maximum rates be-
mtf . if hi
GRAPES, from their most health
f ul properties give ROYAL its
cctive and principal ingredient
Ii Is economy to use ilcysi D&Inff Pcwier.
It saves labor, health and money.
Where the best food ra required rio other
baking powder or leavening aeni cen take the
place or do the work of Royal Baking Powder.
tween the following distributing sta
tions; Omaha, South Omaha, Flatts
mouth, Nebraska City, Beatrice, Lin
coln, Fremont, Fairbury, Hastings,
Grand Island, St. Paul, Norfolk and all
other stations in the state of Nebraska.
Rule 2. The rates between all sta
tions, other than those named above,
shall not exceed one hundred and ten
per cent (110 per cent) of the rates
shown in exhibit A.
Rule 3. The final order of the com
mission will not prevent the charging of
a lower rate than that provided by ex
hibit A, but in case a less rate is
charged on one class, all classes must
be so reduced as to preserve the rela
tive relations between the classes fixed
in exhibit A.
Rule 4. The rates named in exhibit
A, are to be used in connection with
western classificatian No. 41, and sub
sequent amendments thereto, as au
thorized by this commission.
Rule 5. Where rates for exact dis
dances are not shown, the rate for the
next greater distance will apply.
Rule C. Distance shall be figured
via the shortest line of railroad oper
ated by the carrier originating the
shipment, regardless of whether trans
fer facilities are furnished via that
route or not. ,
Made and entered at Lincoln, Nebr.,
this Cth day of July, A. D. 1909.
Nebraska State Ry. Com.
(Signed) Henry T. Clark, Jr.
(Signed) Clark Perkins,
The News-Herald is in a position
to use a couple of good solicitors either
all or part of the time. We have a
good proposition one you can make
some money with. Please write im
mediately, or call at the office.
Investigate prices at
Notice To Creditors.
In the matter of the estate of Addison H. Jack
Notice is hereby Riven that the creditors of said
deceased will meet the Administrator of said es
tate, before me. Oounty Judge of Cass County,
Nebraska, at the County Court room in l'latts
mouth. in said County, on the SOtli day of July,
1110. and on the 31st day of January, 1910. at 10
o clock A. M each day, for the purpose of pre
senting their claims for examination, adjustment
Six months are allowed for the creditors of raid
deceased to present their claims and one year for
the Administrator to settle said estate, from the
30th day of July. 1909.
Bt PntLrnnolk MaKrti.L. lm 1 A u -t I.. I..
Allen J. Besson,
23-8 Seal. County Judge.
E.G. 'DOVEY aS0ft
THE DIFFERENCE. .
Another illustration of the di (Terence
between effective republican legisla
tion and ineffective democratic legisla
tion is found in the order just issued by
the state railway commission. It will
be remembered that in the campaign 3
years ago the republican party made
certain promises to the people in the
way of reform legislation. When the
legislature adjourned every promise
contained in the platform was redeemed.
It is also gratifying to note that ev
ery one of the laws enacted by this leg
ialature have run the gauntlet of the
courts and are now in force. One of
the reforms the republican party prom
iscd was the enactment of a law creat
Queen Quality Oxfords Pumps
Hot Weather calls for Cool Clothing and Cool Foot
wear. We are showing a nice line of Pumps
and Oxfords at reasonable prices
for first quality goods.
Ing a railway commission with power
in the recent debate, "If it has taken to adjust any inequalities thatmay be
New Tan Pumps at $3 00
New Tan Pumps Col. tie 3 00
Premier Blucher Oxfords pat ; 3 qq
Castilian Blucher Oxfords pat 3 1 qq
Grecian Blucher Oxfords tan 3 qq
6th Avenue Blucher Oxfords pat 3 5Q
Piccadilly Button Oxfords 3 qq
All the above are high grade and usually sold at $4.00 to $4.50.
Black and Tan Blucher Oxfords, $2.00, $2.25, $2.50.
1 E. G. DOVEY a SON
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