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oal euforceineut of their system , and
"have adopted the idea of national rec
iprocity to escape from threatened
evils. The island of Ouba is not
really comprehended under this idea.
. Her power to make treaties with for
eign nations is in the absolute , and
her legislative powers are in the par-
.tial control of the United States. In
all but name , she occupies the posi
tion of a state in the union ; and the
most obtuse intellect must admit that
it is only a question of time -when she
legally will occupy that position.
Both good morals and sound econom-
, io policy therefore demand that she
should participate in the internal
free trade which the other , states
have enjoyed and under which they
IB The writer is not confident of the
II beneficial effects to follow from the
-proposed reciprocity treaties with
other nations. Under the prevailing
sentiment in this country , the proposed -
. posed treaties must conform to the
" " which
"principle of protection"
rigidly fosters everything which can
be produced within the national lines ,
regardless of degree and amount.
Under these treaties , without doubt ,
articles not produced in this country
could bo admitted , but the great mo
nopolies would be permitted to retain
their special privileges , and thus to
\ . continue their extortion from the pub-
/ .lie. In other words this perverted
sentiment demands that reciprocity
. and protection must harmonize with
each other , while true reciprocity and
protection are repugnant to each
other. All trade is between individ
uals and not between nations. All
trade is reciprocal ; therefore to have
full reciprocity , all trade must be
.free aud subject only to taxation for
'revenue and police regulation , ex
actly as wo possess our other liber
ties. On the proposed lines , therefore
.reciprocity can not bo a success , be
cause it excludes the idea of freedom
between traders , which is its essen
tial element. If , however , it were intended -
tended and used to promote freedom
of trade , such freedom must come
through its use as a retaliating instru
ment to compel other nations to relax
their protective laws. Whenever we
have reached this stage , the people
' ' will bo prepared to accept freedom of
trade by more simple and direct , and
less complicated methods.
1 Moreover taxation is always a ques
tion of domestic policy , and these
treaties would involve our system of
taxation in endless confusion. Whore
treaties existed containing the
most favored nation clause in relation
to trade , another clement of confusion
, would lie introduced. Free trade na
tions like -England would obtain su
perior benefits from immunity from ,
while she suffered none of the in-
juries'.of the "protective" clauses.
Under these conditions we may fur
ther .predict that the conflict will
again bo opened in reference to our
"protective" laws , that it will in
volve every question of taxation in
nation , state and municipality ; and
that the abuse of corporate powers
will likewise be involved , and that
these artificial instruments to com
bine capital for special purposes will
emerge from the conflict with restrict
ed powers , that they will cease to bo
vehicles of fraud both upon stockhold
ers and upon the public , and that in
their organization , actual capital and
not wind and -water will be required.
JAMES DENTON HANCOCK.
Franklin , Pa. , Feb. 25 , 1902.
COUNTY BOARD is sorry to see Otoo
OF HEALTH. county behind oth
er counties of the
state in giving effect to the provision
made by the last legislature for fight
ing contagious diseases and prevent
ing their spreading. There is a state
board of health which has formulated
a set Of rules governing such matters ,
but it is loft to each county to organ
ize local boards for enforcing
these rules. It is not a costly under
taking. All that is contemplated is
to establish a system , whereby uni
formity of actio'n can bo secured.
Different counties have arranged
details in different ways. Richardson
county has adopted a plan which seems
simple , and not likely to pile up much
expense. AUJT householder or physi
cian , upon recognizing a case of con
tagious disease , is to notify the coun
ty commissioner for his district. He
must thereupon form a local board of
health for the township affected , to
consist of himself and the nearest jus
tice of the peace and physician.
These three men are to see that the ,
state board's 'rules as to quarantine
are enforced , and the justice is to
make the requisite reports to the state
Something of the kind ought to bo
put in force hero as soon as practica
ABOUT. EATING STARCH.
Some frantic ass down east , whore
all the most frantic live , has set a
horrible yarn afloat in the papers
about a girl who died of eating
starch.Vo print on another pace the
remarks of an alleged physician on
the case. Ho explained that "com
mon starch is largely adulterated and
often contains arsenic. " But ho was
wrong. Starch is never adulterated
for the sufficient commercial reason
that there is no similar substance
cheap enough to mix with it. Cer
tainly arsenio , which costs eight or
ten cents a pound , would not tempt
the most conscienceless manufacturer
as an adulterant for two-cent starch.
As.to this wise doctor's learned
discourse on the effects of starch on
the system , many hundred men and
women have been employed in the
Arga" factory in the last ten years.
They have nibbled at starch when
they , felt like it , and so have the
owners of the plant. Nobody has eve'1
formed the "starch habit. " Neither
has the factory physician over detect
ed the slightest disorder traceable to
tho-practice. Starch , like sugar ,
which is a related product , has a
local and temporary effect on the kid
neys. Starch workers being exam-
ijied for life insurance have sometimes
been looked on with suspicion , but
have caused the alarming symptoms
to disappear by eating no starch for
a couple of days. As for ' ' intestinal
obstructions" and " "
"gluo masses ,
starch acts in a soothing manner on
any of the air or digestive passages ,
and can never irritate cr obstruct.
Nebraska City Tribune.
A horn pieroing.-the- 4 % inches
was found on a nearly paralyzed wild
bullock lately shot in Australia.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Brome Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
is on each box. 25c.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Nebraska City National Bank ,
NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. ,
at the close of business , February , 25,1002.
Loans and discounts 1289,051.74
U. S Bonds and premiums 103,000.00
Other bonds and securities 80,634.87
Bank and other real estate 11,240.00
Cash. Exchange and Due from Trees.
Surplus and profits 11,651.29
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS :
W. L. WILSON , Prerf. ROUT. LOUTON , V. Pres.
H. D. WILSON , Cashier.
ROUT. PAYNE A. P. SIAS-FOBD.
There is scarcely any condition of Ill-health
that is not benefited by the occasional use of
a RTP'A'N'S Tabulo. For sale by Druggists.
The Fvo-Cent packet is enough for an ordinary
occasion. The family bottle , 60 cents , contains
a supply for a year.
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