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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (July 28, 1898)
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska
is a sincere and patriotic young man ,
mistaken about some things , as most of
us are , but thoroughly earnest in his
desire to serve his country. The parti
san attempt to belittle Mr. Bryan's pur
pose to serve his country on the field in
time of war is petty and unwise us a
matter of politics. The people believe
in fair pluy and know it when they see
it. It is worth noting that Col. Bryan
is making good headway in his military
studies. It was observed while he had
his regiment on exhibition at the Omaha
exposition Saturday that "Bryan's close
'study of tactics was manifested by the
'orders he gave and the grace with
'which he handled the regiment. " The
performance of his soldiers is indifferent
as yet , but the colonel "rode a magnifi-
'cent black charger. " "Whether Col.
Bryan did wisely to give a show parade
is a question of taste it was a matter
of environment and doubtless a great
favor to the managers of the exposition ,
who are in crying need of attractions
that will attract. The exposition is
playing against war and this brought
something like war to their side of the
game. The late democratic candidate
for the presidency and his Nebraskans
will Icnow more about real war later on.
They have gone to join Gen. Fitzhugh
Lee's command at Jacksonville , Fla. ,
en route to Porto Rico. The news re
ports from the Porto Ricau campaign
will not neglect the doings of Col.
Bryan , and the good wishes of the
American people go with him Spring
TIIE CONSERVATIVE , J. Sterling Mor
ton's new paper , made its appearance
last Thursday. It assumes a magazine
form , will be printed each week and
will prove successful. Mr. Morton's
reputation is as broad as the land itself ,
and while all people do not agree with
him , his learning and disposition to take
the subject matter under discussion at
the wrong end in many instances , will
ike his paper exceptionally interesting.
CONSERVATIVE : declares for free
trade and free shade and opposes the
1G to 1 proposition. It will defend the
rights of the individval citizen as well
as the rights of the de-individualized
corporations , whatever that may be.
'The paper will be valuable in transmit
ting the legends , traditions and history
of the primitive prairies and clironic-
ling the data that has made Nebraska
the equal of any state west of the Mis
sissippi. The initial number of THE
CONSERVATIVE holds the reader's atten
tion through twelve neatly printed pages
and wo believe succeeding issues will
accomplish the same result. Hastings
Emotional patriotism feels. Practi
cal patriotism thinks. And he who is
honest and just in all the relations of
life is the best promoter of the welfare
of his country. "The just man walkoth
in his integrity ; and his children are
blessed after him. "
It has been suggested with pertinence
by a great New York newspaper us a
lesson of the Bourgogno disaster that
there should bo a compulsory boat drill
at least twice on every voyage of an
ocean passenger liner. The dexterity
and discipline which come of practice
might easily become of inestimable
value. Wo believe that tins was at one
time the habit of the Cuiuird lini > , if it
is not today. It ought to be carried out
In every ship which undertakes the re
sponsibility of crowded humau life.
The latest amusement fad among the
British aristocracy is that of driving
small domestic creatures , such as cats ,
pigs , peacocks , hens and the like , to
compete in a race for a prize. Each rac
er carries special colors , and the jock
eys , from archbishops and peers down
to plain M. P.'s , handle the reins with
great zeal. The women share in the
sport , and the result is the wildest fun
and hilarity. After all , true dignity does
not impeach itself in condescending to
The regulars , who fought with the
Seventy-first , New York volunteers , in
two terrible charges , resent as bitterly
the charge of cowardice made against
the latter named by a certain New York
paper as if made against themselves , if
the statements attributed to them are
half way true.
The first fruits of Hawaiian annexa
tion crop out in the desire of our now
countrymen to enlist in any service un
der the stars and stripes. There is a fas
cination in feeding at the public crib ,
even to the extent of shouldering a
The reports from Havana imply im
pending starvation , so effective has been
our blockade. If this is the case , wo
shall not have to wait for active re
sumption of hostilities in the field to
secure surrender of the Cuban capital.
Famine is a more terrible foe than ene
mies armed with guns and bayonets.
The American surgeon general , as
was predicted , has seen fit to revise his
dictum against the woman nurses of the
Red Cross. Now that yellow fever has
attacked our soldiers about Santiago he
is as anxious for those gentle and devot
ed assistants as lie was before averse.
. . .
Contributed much to thu material develop
ment of the grunt "West. The preference of
the people North , East , South and West for
the "The Studebakcr" is evidenced by the
greatest wagon nnd carriage plant on mirth ,
and is further attested by the large orders for
Studebaker vehicles placed by the U. S. Gov
ernment in both times of peace and war.
Quality tells the story. And quality , rather
than price , should determine every purchnso
of n wngon or carriage upon which so much
depends often one's personal safety , nnd not
infrequently , life itself.
E. L , . OVERTON , Agent ,
Nebraska City , INefo. ,
Carries n full line of Studebalcer wagons nnd
carriages , nnd will bo glad of your patronage.
. . .STATEMENT. . .
Merchants National Bank
OF NEBRASKA CITY , NEBRASKA.
JULY 1 , 1898.
U.S. Bonds 18,000.00
Other Stocks nnd Bonds 8,924.84
Banking House nnd Fixtures 7,400.00
Cash and Due From U. S. Treasurer 228,701.41
Capital stock 50,000.00
Surplus nnd Profits 80,481.0"
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS I
H. N. SHEWELL , VICE PUES'T.
W. A. COTTON , PHES'T.
R. O MARNELL , CASiiiEn.
JOY MORTON ,
J. . T. SHEWELL ,
E. A COTTON.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
Hamburg , Iowa , August 16 , 17,18 and
19. Railroad rates one and one-third
fare for the round trip. For further in
formation , address
M. F. PHILLIPS , Manager ,
Hamburg , Iowa.
JOY MORTOIN cSfc CO.
MANUFACTUHEH8 AND DEAT.EKB TN
ARGO STARCH SAL SODA
CEREALS SALT SODA ASH
General Office , Pier INo. 1 , Chicago.
Shipping Docks nnd Soda Factory Saltworks :
C. B. & O. SLIP-I. C. PIER 1 , CHICAGO. WYANDOTTE , MICHIGAN ,
BELT RY. , C. R. I. & P. SO. CHICAGO. HUTCHINSON , KANSAS.
Starch Factory and Cereal Mills , Nebraska City , Neb.
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