The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, February 02, 1899, Page 14, Image 14

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accurate test ; for investment may in-
clndo "injudicious contracts , poor engi
neering , unusually high cost of material ,
rascality on the part of those engaged in
the construction or management of the
property , " and may bo far in excess of
the actual value of the property. Act
ual value of property is a good test , but
this is not always easy to determine.
At another time THE CONSERVATIVE
will quote further from the valuable and
instructive pamphlet of Mr. Dixon.
The palm of victory should by all
means bo given to Mr. Charles Dudley
Warner. His latest achievement in
book production is truly the grandest
work of the century. The ' 'Library of
the World's Best Literature , " as it is
happily called , might also well bo termed
the crowning of the world's best efforts
in the making of books. It is an embodi
ment of modern taste , judgment and
scholarship applied to the creation of a
treasure for both practical use and
supreme literary enjoyment.
To describe this magnificent "Library"
in a brief notice is simply impossible.
The great magazines of our time have
vied with each other in attempting it ,
and have returned to the subject again
and again , yet still leave much unsaid
both of prais o and description. Lot us
try to imagine in one vast work the his
tory and analysis of all great books and
literatures , the lives of all distinguished
writers , orators and thinkers , the critical
review and interpretation of the master
spirits of the past by the most competent
living judges and specialists , and finally
a complete library of the choicest literary
creations that have been given to the
world in all lands and times.
The mind is simply amazed at the
scope and magnitude of such a unique
work. And yet it was not made for
scholars alouo. It is thoroughly useful
and practical to all who cau read. It is
educational in the highest degree. It is
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oven to the more idler. It rejoices and
satisfies every mood and tense of thought ,
"from grave to gay , from lively to
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the poetry , prose , history , essays , biogra
phy , oratory , science , romance , humor ,
wit and wisdom of all ages and nations.
The mechanical features of the work are
in harmony with its noble plan. Over a
thousand portraits of authors embellish
its pages. It is besides a very marvel of
typographic beauty.
The introductory edition of the
"Library" is now obtainable through
the Warner Library Club at special
prices and terms , so as to place some
missionary sets in each locality. Wo
strongly advise all who desire to secure
this treasure to send name and address
on a postal card for particulars to
Western Headquarters ,
512-518 Paxtou Blk. Omaha , Nob.
The cold weather of the last few
weeks causes some very good people to
wish for homes in the sunny South and
there will be the usual amount of de
partures from this to that region during
the year 1899. Attention is called to an
advertisement of lands for sale in Geor
gia which may be found in another
The Affairs
of Europe
are faithfully portrayed in the original and
exclusive cable dispatches which THE CHI
CAGO RECORD prints daily from the leading
capitals of the old world. This magnificent
special service is in process of being greatly
extended so as to include every important
city in Europe ; and it is supplemented by
the full regular cable service of The Asso
ciated Press.
The Chicago Record , alone of all American
newspapers outside New York city ,
now prints original and exclusive
cable dispatches daily from
the leading capitals of Europe.
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to agriculture and horticulture. ' North
ern colonists are much desired and
special inducements for their settlement
are offered. Fine brick clay in abund
ance ; magnificent primitive forests of
yellow pine abound. Lime rock for
building purposes is abundant. Phos
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( mentioning THE CONSERVATIVE )
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