The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, July 28, 1898, Page 14, Image 14
14 Conservative. 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 field Republican. 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 Record. 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 innocent follv. 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 rifle. rifle.The 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. STUDEBAKER WAGONS. . . . 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. . . OF THE Merchants National Bank OF NEBRASKA CITY , NEBRASKA. JULY 1 , 1898. RESOURCES. Loans 193.242.1H 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 Totnl $451,207.88 LIABILITIES. Capital stock 50,000.00 Surplus nnd Profits 80,481.0" Circulation 11,250.00 Deposits 359,536.21 Total $451,207.88 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. IJAKVKST JIOMK 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.