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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 15, 1898)
VOL. i. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , SEPTEMBER 15 , 1898.
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THE AFTKKMATH .
man is accused
of senility and decay of those masterful
mental abilities which gave him unques
tioned supremacy in the leadership of
his party in the highest public station
for thirty years. The recent indictment
by huii of the demagogues in congress
who shouted this country into a needless
war does not betray any observable lack
of the old-time vigor of mind of the
foremost republican statesman of his
time. The eminent man of Ohio , the
best informed diplomat ( always except
ing Olney ) this country lias produced in
fifty years , declares that Cuba could
have been made as free as it ever ought
to be without all this waste of life , treas
ure and human suffering.
To use the word
OF NMKS - . , . , .
an adjective fitly
applied to all the inhabitants , customs
and language of Great Britain , is to a
sensitive Irislunan , Welshman or Scot
as a red rag to a bull. The true descend
ant of the early denizens of Britain will
point out to you that Fin MucCool and
Deruiat O'Dyna were every bit as cred
itable heroes as Achilles and Hector ,
and argue that the Celts would have
earned things quite as far as the Greelis ,
if they had been let alone. However
this may be , it is very doubtful if tlio
qualities which have brought the desti
nies of mankind , seemingly , for the
moment , upon the shoulders of the people
ple called English and made them , as
the new viceroy of India says , "the
greatest instrument for good that the
world has seen , " were brought into the
melting-pot of the race mainly by the
Angles , Saxons and Jutes from their
marshy homes along the German ocean.
There were certain Danes , who were
busy for centuries along the eastern
shore of England , and to whom the
Highlanders of Scotland and the Ulster-
men of Ireland may be indebted as well
for their big bones and blue eyes. And
there were some Normans also , who were
Scandinavians themselves , only six or
seven generations removed from those
same northern pirates. It would be
hard to make out why the Low-Gorman
settlers alone should give their name to
the descendants of all these peoples.
And if the name is inadequate to the
inhabitants of those small British Isles ,
how much less ample is it to describe a
nation like the American ? Our make-up
goes vastly deeper into the bowels of the
old Teutonic race ; and a much wider
term than Anglo-Saxon must be found
for any combination to which the United
States is a party. The three million
Germans who are among us must be
taken into account , and the million
Scandinavians , and it must be consid
ered that these are not merely among us
as the Chinese or Italians are among
us , but that they are such stuff as fuses
into our very substance and becomes
bone of our bone and fiber of our fiber.
What we have to offer in the bargains
of nations is no less than a recombina
tion of all the long-scattered elements of
the whole Germanic race ; a vastly
deeper note rises from the gathering of
our host than went up from the English
camp on the night before the battle of
The meetings of
th ° American EOT-
held at Omaha on
Friday and Saturday of last weelc were
exceedingly instructive. Methods sug
gested and plans adopted for populariz
ing the study of arboriculture and the
practice of forestry in the United States
will , it is hoped , produce beneficent re
Valuable papers were presented by
former governor Robert W. Furnas of
Nebraska ; by Mr. Mickleson of Colorado
rado ; Prof. Brunei * of Nebraska ; Mr.
Little of Oklahoma ; Prof. Emory of
Montana ; Mr. Jackson of Wisconsin ;
Dr. George L. Miller of Seymour Park
and other prominent and zealous friends
of the trees and the woodlands. A fu
ture number of Tire CONSEHVATIVK will
treat its patrons to some of the thoughts
exchanged at the above meetings.
AN KSCAI'K .
do thinks tim
CALAMITY. m o ii u 111 e n t
erected to Sugasta by our people for
ordering the Spanish admiral to destruc
tion outside the harbor of Santiago.
From Gen. Shatter's reports of the con
dition of his army at the time , that gal
lant soldier could not well fail to agree
with Gen. Pando. A calamity to our
army was narrowly escaped at Santiago.
If the Spanish defender had been Blanco
or Pando or had it held out a week
longer all evidence concurs to show that
the brave men under Sliaf ter would have
put horn < le combat by disease , and a
great disaster would have befallen the
country. This seems to be the more ap
parent when we learn that , even after
the surrender of Santiago , more than
175,000 trained and acclimated soldiers
of the enemy were left to defend Havana
those soldiers who proved their valor
and their deadly ability to shoot at El
CHANGK OF months , pending
OPINION. and during the
war , which THE
CONSEUVATIVE has all along found
some reason to fear is not yet
half over , the yellow-bellied news
papers and white-livered war-waging
senators of the United States and mem
bers of congress , united in expressions of
contempt for the Spaniard as a man of
manners and self-respect and for the
Spanish soldiers as "a fighting force.
After El Caney and the splendid and
chivalric treatment of Hobsou and his
men by Admiral Cervera , there came a
remarkable reversal of opinion among
these libellers of the Spanish. They
have been found surprising everybody
by their high sense of honor towards
prisoners in their hands , and in all their
dealings there is proof that they have
equaled their conquerors , if this be
possible , in their manly magnanimity
under the most trying conditions of
defeat and disaster.
Our lamentable national song , "The
Star-Spangled Banner " has had
, a re
newal of its youth since the Maine was
blown up , and there must bo people who
are edified by the sound of it.
The Literary World thinks it a pity
that it "cannot be marched to except by
a company of cripples halting on one
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