The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, March 02, 1899, Image 1

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One dollar and a half per year , in advance ,
postpaid , to any part of the United States or
Canada. Remittances made- payable to The
Morton Printing Company.
Address , THE CONSEUVATIVE , Nebraska
City , Neb.
Advertising Rates made known upon appli
Entered at the postomce at Nebraska City ,
Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 20th , 1808.
Americans returning -
turning homo from
Europe are now subjected to a closer
examination and allowed to bring into
this country free of duty fewer things
than ever.
So long as protection is the order of
the day why would it not "be a capital
idea in the interest of American resorts ,
American steamboats and American
railways to pass a law that Americans
should not be allowed to travel abroad
for pleasure until after they had seen
their own country ?
Thousands of Americans who have
never seen Niagara Falls flock to Eu
rope every year and pay tribute to for
eign transportation lines and foreign
resort keepers.
Why not insist on a certificate being
presented , before they are permitted to
go abroad , showing that they have seen
Niagara , the Yosemite , the Yellowstone
and the Grand Canon of the Colorado
in Arizona ?
This would indicate that their own
country had not been overlooked , and
in this way the great West would catch
some of the 100 millions spent annually
by wealthy Americans and in return
they would become enthusiastic and
patriotic as to their own country.
Some years ago
a pugilist named
Corbett defeated an older pugilist named
Sullivan ; it was said he accomplished
this by virtue of being decent , young
and an American , and having worked
hard at his trade. Presently a third
pugilist arose who was none of those
things , but who defeated Mr. Corbett
in turn , by virtue , it was said , of being
a good deal of a brute and able to en
dure unlimited punishment.
Last year decent young America made
a Sullivan out of Spain. Spain had
been a great nation in her time , but her
day was past , and her active adversary
quickly brought her to her knees. Now
is there a power lurking somewhere
among the lower peoples of the earth ,
that will some day do the office of a
Fitzsimmons to us ? Given a nigged
race of men that cared for none of the
things that wo care for , and teach them
the mechanics of fighting as thoroughly
as our men have learned it , and it
would be hard to say why not. There
are some writers who claim that the
Chinese and Japanese will one day
break out upon the rest of mankind ,
and that when they do nothing will
stop them.
Regarding the proposition that we
need a new punctuation mark , to indi
cate statements made in an ironical
manner , we would submit that this
would be only opening the door to a
whole lot of new trouble , and that the
man who does not know what ho is
reading had better bo left to enjoy life
after his own fashion. Tell him "this is
a joke , " and the chances are he will
want you to prove it.
The corn-pro-
PKOSPERITY ducing states
show much evi
dence of prosperity. It has come to stay
provided it is properly cared for. Con
densation is necessary for its continu
ance. Just as the greatest success is
achieved by industrial concentration so
will the best results be obtained by the
people in corn-producing states in man
ufacturing grain into flour , cereal food ,
starch , glucose and similar articles.
The same net results can be had in
these industries as already secured by
the condensation of corn into beef and
The corn-growing states should not
only have the producer's profit but the
manufacturer's. It is much wiser to re
tain this money than to send it out of
the country.
What the agricultural states need most
is diversity of industry factories , mills
and plants of all kinds employing labor
and at the same time teaching the young
new occupations are very desirable.
The desire On
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American , citizens
to make the choice of United States sen
ators elective by a vote of the people in
stead of by a vote of members of the
legislative bodies of the states has been
greatly increased and strengthened in a
reluctant public opinion by the spec
tacles which have been presented by
various states in still continuing at
tempts and failures to obtain a result.
The most exciting of these exhibitions
have occurred in Nevada and Montana ,
where , as everybody knows , a choice
could only be secured by buying votes.
Pennsylvania has divided the honors of
this kind of political patriotism which ,
at the moment of this- writing , has re
sulted in the failure of Mr. Matthew H.
Quay , whose name and deeds have , for
so many years , decorated the republican
party , to secure a needed thirteen votes.
The show in our state lags superfluous ,
and for reasons unknown to this depon
ent , lacks the vitality of being either
animated or interesting. If the states
men who are gathered at Lincoln wish
to impress anybody with their display of
devotion to the public good in choosing
a successor to the extinguished Mr. Al
len they should send for Stewart , of
Nevada , or Mr. Clark , of Montana , re
cruit their bank balances , and proceed
to save the state and country on a
strictly commercial and patriotic basis.
In the interest of
and the small
town the railroad question ought to be
settled. Anything in the way of an im
proved law that will prevent unjust dis
crimination in favor of the large shipper
or that will benefit the small village by
giving it a fair show as against great
commercial centres will meet with the
approval of the majority of American
The bone and sinew of the country are
in the small-sized towns and any ar
rangement of political economy in
freight rates or taxes of any kind that
retard then : growth is a state of national
disease and should be changed.
In the interest of the small shipper
and small town we believe in the rail
roads of the country having the right to
combine to prevent unjust discrimina
tions in favor of large towns and great
shippers. Too much concentration of
population or power is dangerous.