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Gents' Furnishing Goods
405 11th Street, Columbus.
(Omaha Daily News,, November 14.)
County option will not vbe written
into the platform of the Nebraska
democracy., next year, regardleae of
the poaitSon of W. J. Bryan, if Gover
oraalJenliffiat cam jmvrent it
"County option mmn pnAibltfcp
declared the, goveraor on hi arrival
la Omahathla morning, "and Mr.
Bryan la illogical la his statements
that he la a-county option!, but not
a prohibitionist
"Mr. Bryan has Intimated in numer
oua conferences that he is an option
let bat not a BtvklMUoaliL but tk-
very principle of county option is pre-J
it advisable for the democratic nrt
t to adopt a county option plank.
me uquor lawn, with the daylight
euiuuu ace passed by a democratic
legislature;' are being more rigidly en
forced than ever before and l believe
that a rigid enforcement of liquor
statutes is to be preferred to county
"It Is too early to draft a platform
view of the great interest" of all the
states In the question, and said that
h harf hun MMmuaJI.. .. --
ii .. k. i t.i. s ... ' And I believe that we should wit n,
evils of politically nursed prohibition.. ttl the develops."
When I expressed my unwillingness I Attitude of Democratic Pra
to subject myself to any more of the! ...-v"!.
Harper's Weekly of July 17. 1909. Je that the radicals and fanaUcs Tne TelegSm preFerl the method
ontalna an article under the caption had to P0" "P me. he urged of law nStSalSL metnolrf
'The Truth About Prohibition in Z VT7 " eg. And when w?? we
Maine. Mr. Holman Day Versus Cer- " and 'nb ttem- n fail1 Prefer the method of the law u ta
tain Fanatics." The article is im- "r .i "f"" '? meet ? with the understand t li iJf
portant because it quotes an Inter- J""ICOB " "P"8 wno are ma
"6 iuuicbsiuu out ui urouiuiuoi.
view with Mr. Day, who Is a promi
nent editor of Maine, In which he
gives the particulars of an interview
had with Mr. Roosevelt, the latter "hav
ing called Mr. Day to Washington for
a conference. This interview shows
clearly the- attitude of Theodore
Roosevelt toward statutory prohibi
tion as Illustrated by the experience
of Maine.' The article is well worth
reading and Is as follows:
"The grand jury of Cook county,
Illinois, in session at Chicago, has
found an indictment for criminal libel
against William P. P. Ferguson, edi
tor and publisher of the National Pro
hibitionist, published in Chicago. The
complainant Is Holman Day of Maine
whose articles on prohibition, recently
published in Harper's Weekly, elicited
the libel for which Ferguson has been
Indicted. The Harper articles atr
tracted much attention throughout
have been slinging their mud at me.
I have picked Out the most heinous
offender, a man whose attack Is the
climax of slanderous invention, and
propose to 4nd If there Is law enough
In the land to protect a writer who
asks only the privilege of free dl
cusslon of an open question.
" 1 have more to say upon the sub
ject in a novel that Is to be issued
later by Harper ft Brothers, and by
clearing the atmosphere with this suit
for criminal libel I would like to as
sure myself that enterprising fanatics
will not begin accusing me of murder
or treason when my book appears.
Having in my discussions carefully
refrained from all personalities,
though sorely tempted by striking ex
amples of prohibition malfeasance, 1
am invoking the criminal law to as
sure to me like respect a respect
that a more Just and courteous and
the country and were widely copied- 5" m0 '? Mt"w Md
and commpnt on tKo tLa 9J I le desperate antagonist would grant
.ww WM a WW .Wfc0 BJ V
sented by Mr. Day have not been Im
peached. Ferguson, in an. editorial
utterance, stated that the conditions
as pictured In the articles existed In
Maine, since Mr. Day was in a posi
tion to know whereof he spoke; and
then the editor of the National Pro
hibitionist proceeded to make a wan
ton attack upon the moral character
of Mr. Day, imputing to him offenses
so ridiculously and 'shamefully false
that the state of Maine, of which Mr.
Day has been a widely "known and
honorable resident all his life is In
dlgnant on his behalf. Among .the
friends of Mr. Day who wrote.vfrom
all parts of the country to urge him
to take steps to punish such reckless
vfllfiers was Colonel Henry Watter
son of Kentucky, whose name ap
peered in the libelous editorial as
one who felt that Mr. Day needed
the endorsement that Colonel Watter
son had given him in the Courier
Journal. At the suggestion of Colonel
Watterson Mr. Day engaged H. H
Huffaker, Esq., of Louisville, an -able
attorney and a personal friend of
Colonel Watterson's, and ' with him
proceeded to Chicago armed' with
complete refutation of the charges
contained In the organ of the prohl
"The indictment followed promptly
and the case has been marked foi
trial in the early fail of 1909. 'In
taking this step,' says Mr. Day. 1
am not actuated by any mere spirit
of revenge. I am not conducting s
campaign against prohibition, as a
cause, nor do I hold any brief in de
fense of the whiskey interests. I was
asked by reputable publishers, anx
lous to put facts before their readers
to describe conditions in Maine after
nearly sixty years' experience In at
tempting to enforce the prohibitory
law. On the appearance of my first
article President Roosevelt summoned
me to Washington and, in interviews,
continuing parts of two days, com
mended my manner of presenting real
evidence before a grand jury com
posed of the thinking people of the
United States. He urged me to oon
tinue tha presentation of the case. In
without being choked into such a con
dition of grace."
Crime Epidemic In Alabama.
(Portland Argus.)
The report of the attorney-general
of Alabama furnishes authoritative
evidence of the sort of progress this
southern state Is making under Its
new prohibition regime. It is not o!
the sort to encourage belief that the
state's new departure will usher in
the millenium. Contrarywlse. There
-is .marked-increase in criminal of
fenses for the two years covered by
the report over the previous, or any
other like period of time, for which
the attorney-general is unable tc
'offer a satisfactory explanation. A
marked increase In criminal offenses
this Is the cold fact in Alabama'?
short prohibition experience bu
waves of hysterical sentiment zr nr
stopped by cold facts, for a time, r
.pfUeve' there were ever so many; be
fore. They come 5n here everv morn
ing with, their faces pale and taebs
hau shaking, after some drug thai
will straightened, them, out- It 'cer
tainly is a shame." With, that he
turned -to the soda fountain to 'mix
a bromo for a man waiting there. "
Thirty-Four i Murders.
DIacasaing-tae subject of crime, in
prohibition states, the Chicago Rec-ard-Herald,
In an editorial, makes thin
statement: "In Jefferson? county, Ala
Llfjja, the cemnty that includes .JBlrm-
jsjtjsasax. were were tntrty-four. mur-
jutv I the first twenty days ot
Cannot Understand.
(Alma Record.)
Considerable agitation Is heard re
gardlng one of the two big political
parties adopting the. county option
plank, but the writer fails to under
stand just why either the republican
"The liquor problem will be one ot I or democrat party should wish to
the main issues of the iri,j "steal the,prohIMtkMi party's thunder,
said the governor, "and I do not deem 1M -....-.
wunii rnumsiiiun.
(Omaha. World-Herald, October 26.)
' Thanks are due the ladies of the
W. C. T. V. for plainly and unmis
takably denning the liquor Issue as
It will he presented in Nebraska next
year. These who are -for prohibition
and those who are against it, those
who are for county option and those
who are against it, are alike and
equally Interested lnjknowing exactly
what It is they are. fighting about
Nobody wants to win by taking an
unfair advantage, and no victory
would be permanent that was won by
befogging the issue and deceiving the
Mrs. Frances B. Heald, the presl
dent of the state organization, in
pleading with the national organiza
tion to indorse the stand in favor of
county option which the Nebraska W.
C. T. U. has taken, made this frank
The Anti-Saloon League county op
tion bill was submitted to the execu
tive committee of the state W. C. f.
U. and found to be county prohibi
tion and nothing else. The officers of
the Anti-Saloon League have pledged
us their word that they will join with
us in working for statewide prohibi
tion the minute this coanty prohibi
tion bill is passed.
This makes the issue so plain that
.he who runs may read.
county option is desired first, not
because it is county "option," but be
cause It is "county prohibition."
As soon as county prohibition is
obtained the advantage thus won la
to be used Immediately to advance
the campaign for state prohibition,
which, if successful, will wipe county
"option" out ot existence.
The one is to be, merely the step
ping stone to the other. -Without
county prohibition the prohibition
forces believe it would be extremely
difficult fto secure state prohibition.
But with county prohibition they are
confident it will be impossible to de
feat state prohibition.
Dry Only In Name.
(Portland Daily Argus.)
That an increase in "dry" territory,
so-called, does not Indicate a corre
sponding advance In temperance, has
been demonstrated again and again.
Missouri furnishes the latest illustra
tion of this fact In that state this
year more than half the counties are
without licensed saloons, but accord
ing to a report just filed with Gover
nor Hadley by the state beer in
spector, the collections under the beer
stamp law are nearly $19,000 greater
this year than last when the area
of "wet" territory was much larger.
This report covers a period of ten
months, including October and the in
creased sales indicated by it, as the
Boston Transcript points out, must
have been of beer consumed in the
state, because that made for sale out
side of it is not subject to the tax.
understanding that all laws
governing the sale of liquor shall be
enforced to the letter.
We favor obedience to the law for
iwo reasons:
1. Because It Is right.
2. Because only by strict enforce
ment of the present Nebraska liquor
laws can Nebraska escape prohibition
We are -glad to be able now to
siaie mat this is the view of the
great majority of the country demo
cntuc press m Nebraska and -The
leiegram always, feels safe- when
traveling the path which the malar
Ity of the democratic, editors, are
yuiuims out as tne right path.
Bishop Scanneli's Admonition.
Rt. Rev. Richard Scannell, bishop
of the Catholic diocese of Omaha, de
livered a notable sermon at St
Cecelia church in Omaha Sunday, No
vember 14. The bishop adaionlahed
the women to eschew politics.. He
criticised the activities of the woman
temperance crusaders. On thi nnint
ue saia:
"Instead of these women striving
tor louu aosunence they should be
working In the cause of temperance,"
said Bishop Scannell. "Men have a
practical judgment In this matter and
do not look for the. ideally perfect
Therefore, I see no advantage to be
derived from the women being ad
mitted into the political arena."
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Juvenile Crime in Kansas.
Pittsburg Kansan.
The reign of lawlessness among
boys seems to be fairly Inaugurated.
Petty thieving and holdups by boys
is an everyday occurrence and Pitts
burg haB more than a fair share of
these voung offenders.
Figures That Burn. -(Worcester
The prohibitory brethren should
not be discouraged because the num.
ber of arrests' for drunkenness to
tailed only 2,340 for the year ending
with the first of last month. Lewis
ton and its neighboring Auburn in
Maine with about a third of Wor
cester's population had 1,600 of 'them
last year according to the Lswlaton
Journal. This Is fully twice our rate
In proportion to population. But
these cities have had nearly sixty
years; training In "prohibition" and
our rate of progress to-the bad is
such that we can overtake them if
the farce continues for another vear.
The Journal -says the great part oi
tne men arrested there were dipso
maniacs appearing over and ovei
again. This Is also the usual result
of "prohibition" and the stuff that
flows under it and the way it Is
swilled down In bulk purchases and
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Effects of No-License Booze
(Worcester Post)
"It is easy enough for me to see
the effects of no-license," said a drug
gist to Saunterer this morning. "Ev
ery morning there is a line of men
at my soda fountain waiting for their
bromo, a drink that Is supposed tc
take down the head of the morning
after, and they come In here in an
awful condition. Their hands some
times shake so that they can't lift the
bromo to their mouth without using
both hands. This no-license booze is
certainly the stuff that kills. And
the most pitiful thing about it is the
number of young fellows that have
gone to .the. bad this year. I. dojit
Right of Trial by Jury.
(Louisville Courier-Journal.)
The state of Alabama, which has
'been in a condition of aberration for
some time, now proposes to with
draw right of trial by jury in an ef
fort to enforce the Fuller law pro
viding for the abolition or liberty in
the interest of an anti-liquor crusade.
While the right of trial by jury is
customarily spoken of as inalienable,
it is so only when a state of sanity
in the body politic is presumed. The
federal constitution protects the right
against violation by congress and the
federal judiciary, but except as they
are restrained by their own constitu
tions, states may abolish the jury sys
tem. The extremism expressed in the
Fuller law made it plain when the
bill was passed that the forces behind
it were slated for ultimate defeat
The next exploit ot the fanatics was
to inaugurate a movement to amend
the Alabama constitution in the in
terest of the Fuller law. Now comes
as a logical development an effort to
gain the desired end by denying the
accused liquor sellers the right to be
.tried under a system that has stood
for some seven centuries in the most
highly civilized countries, despite its
timUted defects. Anti-prohlbitlonlsts
j Alabama should ball this latest de-
lir.-r-eut Joyously. It will hasten
1 .!-rJiruw of the opposing forces.
(Portlenu Oregonisn, Oct. 20. l09.)
The Oregorlan stands for strict
regulation of the liquor trade, and for
strict enforcement of the regulations.
It opposes prohibition because it does
aot consider prohibition reasonable or
just; because it authorizes and pro
vides unnecessary restrictions upon
personal conduct and private right;
because it forces a secret trade that
is more injurious than the open trade
under regulation; because it strikes
a blow at many useful and important
industries; because its enactment by
any state is a sign of narrow provin
cialism, and Oregon ought to be kept
out of this class of states. To enter
It would be hurtful in many ways to
.her reputation for sanity, and in
.many ways hurtful to her business
'and industry. A prohibition state is
a small, wrangling community. Wash
ington and California will not be pro
hibition states. Should we adopt pro
hibition it would be one of many other
proofs that we were falling behind
in the race of progress; that the
"dry rot" had not only struck us, but
had sunk deep. No pun intended in
the phrase about "dry rot."
On this subject, now a year in ad
vance of the time when the vote on
state prohibition is to-be taken, The
Oregonian uses the opportunity to de
clare its position. It knows it must
declare its position frankly on the
subject; and it cannot shirk the duty
It knows, moreover, that its readers
who consider this subject from a
reasonable point of view will agree
with It; that others, who simply con
sider the subject from the standpoint
of their opposition to a trade that
in irresponsible hands becomes an in
strument of abuse and must be sub
jected to correction of law, statutory
and moral, will npt agree with it
The appeal is to the larger and wider
judgment. The appeal is to those
wuu uuui-rauinu me expression oi ine i
moral uoet of two thousand vears uno
who exclaimed, "What can laws avail I nrso-voil to try it at ourrisk. Certainly
Internal Revenue Increase.
(Associated Press Dispatch.)
Washington, Nov. 1. Surpassing
the most sanguine expectations of the
treasury officials, the internal reveaua
rnnrtJ nrc hrmnrtlno- unnrnrf Pn
October the figures show $23.94.434.
an increase of Sl.616.735 over the
corresponding month last year and
that there will be some additions to
the receipts credited to last month's
So far this fiscal year, up to Oc
tober 30, the internal revenue receipts
have run $4,575,99 ahead of the same
period last year, the total since July
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Pilocarpine, although nut a coloring
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soothing, healing and nuriabing influen
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Rexsll "!)3" Hair Tonic is chiefly com
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-ealp irritations and to grow hair, even
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Liquor cannot se seized.
(Press Dispatch.)
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 5. Judge Cot
ters! in the United States district
court here reaffirmed his decision that
state officials cannot Interfere with
Interstate commerce shipments, thus
restraining the state officers from
seizing shipments of liquor before
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Frioee 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50
when the customs of the people, their
social conditions and wants, the va
rious requirements or their business
and industry, do not call for the legal
enactments?" In such cases laws
are not only vain empty, that is to
say but in many ways may be posi
tively hurtful. Morality is not based
on law, but law on morality. They
who desire to prohibit In their own
localities have the opportunity now
in local optiou.
The opportunity has been abused as
The Oregonian foretold it would be,
by enabling the rural districts tc
force prohibition on the county towns
that didn't want it. This forcing pro
cess is now to be attempted on all
Oregou on all protesting towns and
cities and communities in the stat6
of Oregon. It is the opinion of The
Oregonian that it will not succeed;
but should it succeed the consequence
will bo injurious to the state in many
ways in u multitude of ways ma
terially, industrially and morally by
giving the state an undesirable repu
tatioo. iu company with the narrow
ness of Maine and Kansas; by keep
ing people out of our borders who
have breadth of view and want rea
sonable freedom of action; by gener
ating a secret traffic and setting the
meanest among us to spy upon their
neighbors; by weakening personal
and moral responsibility among those
whom the' state would undertake to
coddle and to protect (or kill) with
kindness. Character, neither for in
dividuals nor for states, is made in
this way. Personal responsibility Is
basis of all. There are other features
of the argument which, perhaps, may
be developed later particularly as to
tliu offensive intrusion of clericals and
orients, who use their argument as
an instrument for holding the ascend
ancy of dogmatic pretension over the
general mind.
Infringes a Sacred Right.
(Press Dispatch.)
Mobile. Ala., Sept. 21. In the in
ferior criminal court this morning in
the trial of alleged violators of the
Fuller prohibition law. Judge Jules Al
ford bound the defendants over to
the city court, declaring that the law
was unconstitutional in that it denied
the right of trial by jury. This after
noon County Solicitor Stallwortb filed
with Judge O. J. Semmes of the city
court a petition for the issuance of a
mandamus to compel Judge Alford to
try the cases.
v could offer no better guaiantee. Two
sizes. 50 cents and f 1 00. Sold in Ool
imbusonly at Pollock Co'b d.-ug
store on the corner.
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cute of
all otbfr meats to call at our
market no Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and flab' and
oyster in seapon.
Telephone No. 1. - Columbus. Nh.
The big brick hotel out and one
half blocks south of west depot uroes
ing. 25 rooms at25r; 2t rooms at 60c;
meals, 29c.
Distinctly Different.
(Portland Argus.)
General Fred Grant Insists that he
is still In favor of restoring the army
canteens. It appears that Genera)
Grant is a temperance man instead
of a prohibitionist, as has been, re
ported. Haverhill Gazette.
A difference with a distinction
which prohibitionists wholly ignore.
Horses and Mules
I have n car of ohoicn
broke horses, and mules,
and will sell them reasona
ble. I will also buy horses ami
One half mile northwest of
The riirht party can
i-ecun an excellent position, xalary
orcomtnifMou for Colombo.- awl Tl
cinity. Stato age, former occupation
ttDtl uivA reference. AUdrii LOCK
BOX 438. Lincoln. NVb.
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The North" Dakota Farce.
Hon. D. R. Streeter. editor of the
Emmons County, North' Dakota, Rec
ord, published at Linton, writes:
"The manifold evils of theprohibl
tion law in this state are ofBthe in
crease rather than the decrease Blind
pigs exist in most parts of the state
and no sooner is one of these
squelched than another reckless per
son steps in to take its place. The
drug stores are doing a flourishing
business 'and there, are probably a
third more In the state than, there
is a legitimate demand for."
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