Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, August 31, 1899, Image 7
HE IS "UP AGAINST IT" BRYAN'S WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE BARRED. Vcitrldlng the Iuino-l'oi > Uonhry , "lfroo Kllvor ami Frco Trade. " lit * I'ath IB 80 Olittrnctort \ > y the Solid AVall of Substimtiul I'roHporlty. One of the most impressive anwng the many showings of prosperity with which the American people nio nowa- idays so frequently regaled after two full yenrs of restored protection , Is that made In the news columns of the New York Sun of July 29. With Its characteristic enterprise and sagacity the Sun , always keenly alive to matters of genuine puhllc Interest , has gath ered from correspondents In various business centers some very significant facts as to the abnormal activity whirh prevails among the railroads of the United States. No one needs to be told that when the great inland transporta tion systems are rushed with business nnd straining to Increase their facili ties to meet an Increased demand , everybody else must be extremely busy. Railroad business Is a sure Index of general business. From Chicago the report Is that every railroad entering that city today 'needs ' more cars than it has or can get to meet the demands of shippers. This condition is not due to any great and lauddon Increase in any particular traf- iflc , but is due to the steady growth of , all kinds of traffic. From' all Indica tions the year 1899 will eclipse all for- | iner yenrs in the volume of business 'done by the railroads. Last year was one of prosporlty for the railroads , the Increase in traffic as compared with that of several years previous being considered almost phenomenal , but there is almost as great an Increase in earnings so far this year over those of the corresponding period of last year as -was the case of 1898 over 1897. All the railroads which build their own freight ars have kept full forces at work in the shops , but they could not turn out cars fast enough to supply the demand , and orders were placed with rnr manu facturing companies which will keep most of them busy for the remainder of the year , if not longer. Here is a curiously suggestive fact stated by an official of one of the big Western railways : "More pianos were shipped over our road from Chicago to the West and Southwest in the last three months than the entire number in the years from 1893 to 1897. This is good proof of the prosperity of the farmer , for a ( piano is a luxury In which he does not Indulge as soon as he gets a few hun dred dollars ahead. Our traffic in farming machinery was never so large as it has been this year and our crop Reports made it certain that the Invest ments in machinery were well made. ' When the farmers buy pianos they are "on Easy street. " No doubt of that Another railroad manager said : "If wo could borrow or hire from 5,000 to 10,000 box cars we could find immediate use for all of them. " At Detroit an official declared that ir twenty years his road has "never seen a condition like the present. Ordinar lly at this time of the year we are no burdened with a surplus of business and rather have difficulty in finding a place to store our empty freight cars than to employ all our energies to find cars enough to carry the business offered to us. We are certainly behind on a visible supply of cars requisite to carry the freight which wo can get without any solicitation. " Baltimore reports a scarcity of cars with which to move the tremendous business present and prospective. At Buffalo the freight traffic Is far in ex cess of the supply of cars. Thousands of extra cars could be used , but they are not to be found. At Philadelphia a trunk line official testifies to a great increase on all the lines of his road , Speaking of the lines east of Pittsburg , ho said : "I am convinced that the present prosperity is lasting for the reason that the increase of business is not confined to a particular locality. It Is general. For instance , on all the sta tions of our road there is a substantial betterment. Some of the offices report an Increase of 7 per cent , others 15 per cent , many from GO to 75 per cent , some 100 per cent , and one as high as 216 per cent. "While , as these reports show , our business Is much in excess of that of last year , we have not experienced any great difficulty in getting cars to handle the freight thus far , but there will bo a scarcity of cars In the latter part of September or October. How serious it will be I have no means of telling at this time. As a matter of fact we have very largely Increased our equipment this year , and of course , that has aided us in handling the In creased business , but In some kinds of cars there has already been a scarcity. " It Is now but twenty-nine months Blnco William McKlnloy took his scat ns president of the United States ; only p. few days more than two years since the DIngley tariff was enacted. Con trast , it you can , present conditions with those which existed twenty-nine months after the inauguration of Grover Cleveland in 1893 and twenty- four months after the enactment of the all-destroying Wilson-Gorman tariff law. Ten billions of dollars would not suffice to measure the Increase In in dividual , corporate and national wealth which has taken place since the restora tion of protection as the American policy. Probably twenty billions would fall below the mark. Verily , Is It true. In the euphemistic phraseology of the cartoon which ap pears on this page of the American Economist , that William Jennings Bryan , bestriding the Free Silver and Free Trade ass of his party , finds his progress to the white house barred by a solid wall of prosperity , and Is "Up Against the Real Thing Now. " UP AGAINST THE REAL THING NOW , HAVEMEYER'S INCONSISTEN CIES. HoVnntH Frco Trade In Ilnw Sugar us n Mm in of IncrcuRlnR III * Vrolltn , The free-trade papers have been at tempting to gain comfort from the statements of President Havemeyer of the sugar trust , before the national In dustrial commission , but can only dose so by separating a few of his state ments from his whole testimony. The protectionists are willing for the people ple to consider the whole of Have- meyer's testimony , for It proves that he Is seeking the elimination of the tariff on raw sugar In order that the sugar trust's profits may bo made larg er ! That fact Is made prominent by his statement : "The protection on sugar amounts only to 3 per cent. It ought to be twice as much. " He also said : "Congress should put an Internal revenue tax on the production of Amer ican sugar. " He stated that his com pany has 11,000 stockholders , and his admissions show that the company's business is not profitable , but it has made many millions of dollars by the sale of stock. Those who were In the company be fore the stock was enormously Inflat ed have made millions , but It Is proba ble that the new stockholders of the sugar trust will receive very small , if any , dividends. Mr. Havemeyer closed his testimony with a protest against the tariff dis criminations against sugar , and insist ed that "those discriminations against sugar are entirely due to the feeling against combinations In business" ! He said that his company "is In the cof fee business to stay , " yet there is no tariff on coffee , and the coffee trust hns been able to double the prices of cof fee during recent years ! The coffee trust is able to control the coffee trade of the world , and , notwithstanding al the squabbling between companies composing the trust , they are making enormous profits on the sale of coffee and stocks. The sale of stock has been the chief source of profits for al trusts , and when they cannot eel stocks at good profits the downfall of the trusts Is at hand. Protectionists are entirely willing for the people to consider the whole of Havemeyer's tes timony , for It is only further proof thai a sufficient tariff must be maintained to protect American labor. Home com petition is the only safe regulator , am that competition will destroy about al trusts as soon as the trusts are unable to make enormous profits on the sale of stock. If you own etock in any trust now is a good tlmo to sell , fo It Is possible that it will not be many months before your stock will not b worth more than its value as waste pa per. Des Molnes ( Iowa ) State Regis ten In Ilryim's Mute. A dispatch from Omaha says : "The industrial situation through this part of the Missouri valley Is in dicative of the general prosperity that appears to prevail throughout the en tire west. Ordinarily July witnesses very little business In the commercial world among Missouri river Jobbers , but this month Is an exception. Whole salers generally have scarcely had time to invoice their stocks and ascertain the extent of business for the first six months of the year. " This is the situation In Mr. Bryan's own state , and In the other states near by. It makes an effective contrast to the situation which existed in that re gion during the years when the policy of free trade , so vigorously supported by Mr. Bryan , both In and out of con gress , was In force , and the Wilson law waa exerting its blighting Influ ence upon the Industries of the coun try. It Is pretty safe to say that the business men of Nebraska and of other Missouri river valley states will not have any use for Mr. Bryan or for any other free trader in 1900. An Km of Prosperity. The best news possible , Increase in the wages of the worklngman , Is heard on all sides. Prosperity Is not only on the way , but it Is here , and the good news is not confined to one section of the country , It-comes from all sections. In far off Denver , the Times reports Increases in wages that show that sec tion to be prospering beyond expecta tion. The Denver Times says : "Colorado may be In distress with her labor troubles , but the rest of the nation Is reaping a harvest from the unprecedented demand of foreign na tions for our manufactured products. On June 10 the Iron , steel and tin trust raised the wages of their employes 25 per cent. The raise takes effect Im mediately and affects directly 45,000 employes. T'hls Is glad tidings to la bor. The advances arc the largest made In the history of the Amalga mated association , and the wages for the year will be the highest since 1892. The tin pall brigade of the great man ufacturing districts of the eastern states have already opened the cam paign of 1900 and are shouting : "Mc- Klnley has kept his promise now we'll keep ours. " This augurs well for republican success in 1900 , and would Indicate that the calamity howler will not be much In demand In the next presidential campaign. " The same news comes from Chicago , 'hlladelphla , St. Louis and the other rade centers. All over New England ho mills nnd factories are running on 'ull ' time , and the employes are re ceiving better pay. It Is a McKlnley era of prosperity and to the president the people give the credit. Springfield ( Mass. ) Union. Produce n Itemotly. As to the political responsibility for trusts there Is none. Trusts are no more Republican or Democratic than are ordinary business combinations on a small scale. Their friends and ene mies , their beneficiaries nnd victims , are in all parties , and they thrive In England and Germany as well as In America. In the eastern rural dis tricts , where the heaviest Republican vote exists , the warfare upon trusts Is waged with more vigor than Is evi denced In Democratic cities , where the1 bulk of the laboring population Is In some way dependent on industrial pur suits. Produce a remedy for the evil and the Republican party will bo ns' ' quick to take It up and press It as any other. Nor will it be less assiduous In search of a remedy. With things In this position how Is It possible to draw campaign lines ? People who are agreed cannot divide and fight ; when two par ties arc equally solicitous to "smash the trusts" how is one , unless it pre sents a remedy which the other rejects , going to profit by the Issue ? The great trouble Is that no ono has a remedy. The federal law is neces sarily limited In Its application ; the state laws have uniformly failed. Has the Democracy anything new to sug gest ? If it has not Its slogan of "smash the trusts ! " will bo as mean ingless and Inconsequential as one to wipe out the grip or abolish the measles. San Francisco Chronicle. Why Tnmt Them ? The Republican party gave the coun try a protective tariff. Now watch the ever Increasing exports : In 1895 , $807- 000,000 ; in 189C , $882,000,000 ; in 1897 , $1,000,000,000 ; In 1898 , $1,231,000,000 ; and when the present fiscal year Is completed on the 30th of June Instant , look out for a larger figure even than the last one. And yet Democratic free traders predicted they wouldn't have It any other way that Republic an protection would destroy our for eign commerce by killing off our ex ports. What prophets ! and why should the country further trust them ? Mansfield (0. ( ) News. Everything Gained , Nothing I.ont. The homo market Is ours ; the wages of American workmen and workwomen are the highest In the world and the highest ever known In this country of high wages ; the markets of the world nro fast becoming ours. Through pro tection we have won everything and have given up nothing ; we have won everything which free trade falsely claimed for Itself without paying the price which free trade always exacted. Such a record ought to and undoubt edly has won for protection Immunity from any serious assault for many years to come. Trenton ( N. J. ) Ga zette. They "Jon ! Orowcd. " President Havemeyer of the Sugar Trust recently told the Industrial com mission that the tariff was the mothei of the trust. Assuming the statemen to be true the big trust over in free trade England must bo commercial Top Blcs. They certainly had no tarlf mamma. They must have "Jus growed. " Sioux City ( Iowa ) Journal SLIPPERY SILAS A. CHOSEN OF POPOCRATS FOR SUPREME COURT Itoufe-llcnt Holrnnth ( loin There With lluth llrofciMn nnd Trnniiilon tlio Op position Tlioruuiiilur I'opoi'rntlo 1'ccu- llnrltlr * Predominate nt Convention * , The popocrnts of Nebraska have done gone nnd did it , and republicans nro consctiuontly happy over the result. For downright stupidity comment ! us to the fustonlsts of Nebraska. PassIng - Ing by the splendid material In tbolr ranks they picked up the crookcdcst stick they could find , and amid the violent protests of the decent element In the parties they forced Holcomh to the front for a seat on Iho bench of the Nebraska supreme court. From a republican standpoint , the work of the demo-pop aggregation at Omaha is eminently satisfactory. In the first place not more than half of the delegates wore on hand , and n whole lot of skirmishing was indulged in to "fill out" delegations with local and visiting fuslonlsts. A showing had to bo mndo , > ome how , and this was the most convenient. After a bit of labor In this direction a fairly good showing was made in the pop and democratic conventions. In the free silver rep- publican convention hall the (10 ( or 100 delegates present would have felt lost hud it not been for Charley Woostcr's elegant side whiskers. Nearly ton hours were fooled away "getting to gether , " as there was n whole host of recalcitrant bucks who were opposed to the of " " chieftaincy "SlipperyHI"and these had to bo whipped into line be fore the great council could proceed. However , Bryan and Allen were there and everywhere all forenoon and all afternoon , and their labors in behalf of llolconib bore fruit when the clans gathered after supper , and Si's nomination was railroaded through according to plans and specifications agreed upon. Hilly Neville was there , too. It wouldn't do for one member of the tripartite trust of Alien , Iloleomb & Neville to be absent , and the Judge was on hand to aid and to BOO that not n cog f the machine "slipped. " Judge Edgar Howard of Papilllon , another member of the happy family , was there , but he looked far from be ing happy. He wns a Robinson Cru see , alone on the desert island , even his man Friday going back on him. lie tried hard to get a little company , but he soon discovered the uselesMicss of bucking against the inevitable and sorrowfully wended his way back to Pnpillion and is now engaged in deciding ciding which is best for him to do swallow Slippery Silas and whoop "or p , or maintain his reputation for con- isteney. His decision will bo nnxi- usly awaited by his popoerattc > re tin-en. Harry Phelps of the Howells Journal vanted to light because Si was chosen , nit no one dared to pluck the chip oft' iis shoulder , and ho was not accom- nodatcd. liryan , the ringmaster , found it very lard work to get the three rings work- ng on the same fake , hut he nocoin- dished the task , even if it did canst- careworn expression to assail his us- tally smiling countenance. One of the amusing features of ihe conventions wus the adoption of a resolution elution against pusses. The free silver republicans started the ball to rolling , mil the others took it up with a more or less gingerly grasp. They considereditdangerous.but evi dently thought that their stand on passes would be considered a straddle if , hey accepted the resolution and nomi nated the champion pass grabber of the state for supreme judge. How the people will look at the situation will be found out In November when the ex- governor is snowed under by republi can ballots. Holcomb's nomination has left a very bad taste in the mouths of many fu- sionistH and a serious split is bound to come unless the interests of Hrynn are thought to bo paramount to consist ency. Democrats and populists who have opposed ofllciul corruption und pass grabbing were not slow to ex press their indignation at having to be placed in a position where they had to eat crow or leave their party. Rut the bosses demanded Silas' nomination and the discontented were forced to accept the supreme court vote juggler , the house-rent absorber and champion pass grabber , Uenton Maret , pusher , horns , hoofs and all. The happy family is not at ull happy. Hut They Didn't. J'npllllon Times Very long will be the way , very hard the hills to climb , with Slippery SI Holcomb weighing-down thepopoeriitic band wagon in Nebraska. For the good of the state , for the good of Bryan , we beg the popocratlc conven tions to keep llolcomb's name off the ticket. We really feel sorry for Kdgar Howard. Ho must talk , of course , but in this case , what can he wiyV llAUUY AtlAIN t > iiT.ATii : : > , No Connotation for Him I'.Ton In lilt I'mrefnl Slumber * . North 1'lntte Tolejrntm. Word comes by wire just as we go to press that General Harry , when ho got hack to Lincoln , threw himself on the lounge and was soon wrapped in n deep sleep.Vhllo thns resting in the arms of Morpheus , ho had the follow ing dream : The general in Ills dream died , and wending his way upward to the outer gate , he knocked with con siderable confidence , feeling that his war record should give him open-so- same to the courts above. As the sound echoed through the corridors and died away In the distance , the gate was opened nnd the general was asked what he wanted , lie replied that ho had lately attended a political conven tion , went homo disappointed and tiled , and now ho desired to escape from the butl'oting and sorrows of the work by entering within the gates of the golden city. St. Peter asked the general his politics , and when ho re plied that ho was a populist , he was informed that parties of that political faith were not permitted to enter , but that ho could go round on the bluffs overlooking the elty and gu/.e on the happy conditions within. Slowly and sorrowfully the general wandered around nnd took his scat on a big boulder high up on the blufYn over hanging the walls. Imagine his sur prise when he saw Judge Neville luln ling with the happy throng. Greatly astonished the general went back to the gate , and when St. Peter came ho said ho noticed Neville inside , and that ho was a populist and hud beaten him for the nomination for congress. St. Peter smiled anil said that since Nev ille was nominated and before ho diet' ho had changed his political belief and joined the Salvation army , that being the only party that Neville hat not joined nt some period of his life. Then the general turned and walker slowly down the pathway , reflecting on the uncertainties of life nnd the fickleness of human nature. Afrnld It Will ( let Awny. Sowuril llt'porlor. The pops must ho getting n little un easy about Nebraska. Coin Harvey has been speaking In the state for n numhcr of weeks , nnd Is hilled for a long time nhend. W. J. Hrynn is also announced to ninUe n number of speeches In Nebraska during the cam paign. It would seem as if they were making unusual assertions for an "off year. " The trouble Is , Mr. Ilrynn is n little fearful that the htnto may getaway away from the fusion forces this year , which would somewhat damage his boom for 1000. Ho is therefore making strenuous efforts to hold his forces In line. Harvey has been sent out be cause his book had n great effect in Nebraska in 18110. Since then the people ple of tills state have seen demonstrat ed the fallacy of his arguments , and they are not likely to be again misled by his sophistries. Nor will they bo deceived by the brilliant rhetoric of Mr. Rrynn. The logic of facts Is more convincing than the theories of any orator , and the people of Nebraska have had plenty of fuels to convince them of the uiiboundness of the liryau argument. Won't III ) niiinl > UKK'"l Wuyno Ilorald. Wo do not bellove there Is an honest thinking farmer in Wayne county who will deny that this country is now blessed with prosperity , and that the ranting of the free silvorites three years ago when they proclaimed so vigorously that the country would bo ruined if Hrynn was defeated , was a delusion. Doubtless many of them will register his contempt for such mist-op- representation by voting for the ptvrty which brought u return of prosperity in addition to having carried on a suc cessful war with Spain , brought on by the continuous singsong of Itryun and his fusion friends in congress. Hut thinking people will no longer bo humbugged by the oratorical Willie In fact , it is doubtful if he again get/ 4 li rt iir\iiii > inifiti It In An I.vn\en. Stiuo Journal. Up to dnte there has not appeared one word of sworn testimony to dis prove or discredit the findings of the senate investigating committee. There hns not been the slightest bit of testimony , explanation or attempt to s'.iow mitigating circumstances that would be given the slightest conslder- ntion in nnj' court of equity or justice. The report of the investigating corn- inlttce stands uncontrndieted if not unnssailed , and the findings are just as clearly impressed on the minds of the people of Nebraska ns they would have been hud the governor given the document the most spacious pigeon hole in the ollleo. IIolcomh'H Houne limit. \Vnyno Hopubllcun , There nro n few reform organs God spare the name in the state that have the brn7.cn effrontery to try to make their readers believe that ex Governor Holcomh only drew from the state treasury the amount actually paid for house rent. These papers evidently hcliuve their readers entirely ignorant of the true facts in the case and trust that their only source of information on such subjects is through the medi um of their miserable lying columns. ALL OVER THE A Nrlirnftkuti DKADWOOD , 8. D. , Aug. 20. A young rnim named Ralph Glazier , who arrived in this city from Edgar , Neb , , WOB BnndbnBKcd lnnt night by two mem and robbed of f45 and his watch. He will recover. ICIoprr Under Arrant. VALPARAISO , Nob. , Aug. 20. Los- Ho M. Cheovor , who olopcd with hla wife's sister , was arrested at Stroms- burg Tuesday. The girl arrived at homo Tuesday noon by railroad. Cheovcr was placed In jail at Oscoola , Nob. , nnd brought to Valparaiso later , Knlhvny Sued for PLATTSMOUTH , Nob. , Aug. 2G. Suit has been brought in district court by Attorneys Uconou & Son for George Hurlbut of Greenwood against the Chicago cage , Ilurllngton & Qulncy Railroad company for $5,000 damages for In juries received. Guilty to Anmiult. PLATTSMOUT1I , Nob. , Aug. 20. John R. Logan , who has been soiling blackboards In this city , was arrested by Chief of Pollco Slater charged with assault upon Mrs. Soonnlchscn at her homo. In the police court ho pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $5 and costs , which ho paid. Second Urutonynt John It. YVniiRh. PLATTSMOUTH , Nob. , Aug. 26. John R. Waugh , HUH of S. WnugU , cashier of the First National bank of thin city , ban boon appointed second lieutenant. Ho lias boon employed In the signal sorvlco In San Juan , Porto Rico , for some tlmo , but returned to the United States last week. Accepted. LINCOLN , Nob. , Aug. 20. The board of public hinds and buildings accoptcd the plans submitted by City Engineer Munn of Nebraska City for the gymnasium of the homo for the blind of that place. The appropriation for the construction of this building nnd ropnlrs wns $5,000 , but only a llttlo over $4,000 IB available for the building. Hey Injured With un Air Oiin. PLATTSMOUTH , Nob. , Aug. 2G. Whllo playing with an nlrgun Mark Molvln , son of W. T. Molvln of this city , accidentally discharged it , the bullet striking his loft eyeball below the pupil. Ho was at once takgn to Dr. E. W. Cook , who dressed the wound , which Is very painful , and fears arc entertained that ho may lesotho the sight of the eye. York I'luin it Monntur Widnomn. YORK , Neb. , Aug. 20. York Is now ready to welcome its Manila soldiers In a Btylo that will pu * all former demonstrations to the olush. On Oc tober G the formal reception takes place , nnd the program arranged will consume exactly twenty four hours. Expensive quantities of modern fire works have boon procured by the com mittee and In addition to this every house In town has Btoroa of nolso-mak- Jng materials enough to last through a dozen Fourth of July celebrations. llrttlltO Of Itirtll.lp N U Illltll. OMAHA , Aug. 2G. The will of the late Uiflhop John P. Newman ns filed at Saratoga , Now York , shows that ho left an estate worth $50,000 , which , aside from two or tlireo nominal be quests , IB loft to the life use of the widow , after which It goes to the Drew Theological seminary , Madison , N. J. Of the property listed us belonging to the estate there arc eight lots In block ! )8 ) , Dundee Place addition to the city of Omaha. The reco'rds nt the court house disclose the fact that Bishop Newman purchased these lots early In 1890. Thlrtci-n-Ytmr-Old Sold lor. FREMONT , Nob. , Aug. 20. .Tcsao Smith , a 13-year-old boy ralBod In Fre mont , returned from the Philippines , nnd , perhaps , has the distinction of being - ing ono of the youngest Americans who has Been service In the war. The boy ran away from homo a year ago from Omaha , whore ho had gone to llvo with his mother , having previously lived with his grandfather , Thomas McDon ald , a farmer near Fremont. Nothing was known of his where abouts until a Fremont soldier who wont to Manila ran across him there and reported the fact to his relatives. Ho went from San Francisco ns a stow away on a government transport and succeeded In getting to the Philippines. TrirrciiHti In Huff SOUTH , OMAHA , Aug. 20. In the matter of packing hogs South Omaha now stands third In a list of a dozen packing house towns. Chicago , of course , leads , with Kansas City , South Omaha third and St. Louis fourth. Sioux City Is eleventh in the list and St. Paul last. Since March 1 of the present year there has been packed at this point 1,100,000 hogs , which IB an increase of 270,000 head aa compared with the same period of last year. Both Chicago and Kansas City show a de crease In hog packing , while South Omaha and St. Louis exhibit an In crease. South Omaha la rapidly forg ing to the front as ono of the great hog markets , and as Nebraska , Iowa and Missouri arc reported to bo full of hogs the receipts for this year will bo far ahead of all previous years. Up to the piesent tlmo the Increase in receipts , as compared with the same tlmo a year ago , numbers 210,780 head. Vendor Shuon Wanted. SOUTH OMAHA , Aug. 20. There is a big demand at the present time for feeder sheep ; In fact , just now the de mand Is considerable in excess of the supply. Commission men doing busi ness at the Llvo Stock Exchange hava orders on their books now for about 50,000 head of feeder slw > p Ono firm alone has an order for 10000 head to bo purchased hero and sent to the country to fatten. Owners of flocks throughout the west are being advised of the demand here , and It Is thought that before long the sheep receipts will show a largo increase.