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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1900)
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VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , FEBRUARY 8 , 1900. NO. 31. n
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE DISCUSSION
OF POLITICAL , ECONOMIC AMD SOCIOLOGICAL
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Address , THE CONSERVATIVE , Nebraska
City , Neb.
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Entered at the postofflce at Nebraska City ,
Neb. , as Second Glass matter , July 29th , 1808.
PRESIDENT. j Pe ° Ple are toyi
which they invite Bryan to promenade
to the White House. And , though re-
luotantly , he may with some hesitation
accept their courtesy.
Then we may expect Coin Harvey to
become secretary of the treasury. Gage
will have the X-rays turned upon him.
His successor will deposit government
funds with the plain people and ndt
with metropolitan banks and pestilent
plutocrats. Then government funds
will be scattered among the poor people ,
. ter test byte
to determine the usefulness of the indi
vidual to the community in which he
lives than the appearance and condition
of the home where he and his family
are domiciled. It may be very humble ,
a mere cabin , but it will have an ex
pression of neatness , or of nastiness , of
thrift , or of indolence , of taste and hope
fulness or of brutality and listlessness.
And in the expression one can read the
character and habits of the indwellers
as easily as signs on the mercantile
houses are read. A pretty cottage , with
flowers peeping out of its windows
beautiful trees embellishing its lawn
and a tidy fence about it all is never the
property and home of a loafer or a
drunkard. One may tour an entire
county and from the condition of the
several homes and their surroundings
give a better judgment and a more cor
rect estimate of the character of the
several owners and occupants than can
the average traveling phrenologist by
feeling of the bumps on their heads.
The expression of a human home is a
reflex of the character of those who
constructed and conserved it.
1900 , The Colum
bia Fire Insurance Company of Nebras-
Ira was organized at Omaha. Two
hundred thousand dollars in cash was
paid into capital stock account. D. E.
Thompson was elected president. The
corporation is owned and managed by
conservative citizens of Nebraska. Its
policies are as good as gold.
TIVE notes the una
nimity of the Irishmen in the United
States in their approval of the Boer
fighting and success against English
arms in South Africa. It has been sug
gested that large numbers of the Irish
men in the cities of the United States ,
holding jobs as policemen , might form a
brigade and go over to help the Boers.
But there are so many opportunities for
political promotion for foreigners in this
country that the Dutch in South Africa
will probably get no reinforcements
hence except from "native Americans. "
After the war is over , if there are nice ,
easy places on the police force to be
secured , South Africa may receive in
voices of ambitious aliens , who can be
induced to take political places of that
Perhaps for the
GOVERNMENT , purpose of bring
ing the heathen
Filipinos into the refinements , amenities
and lofty morals of the American systems
of government gradually , so as not to
scare them by a too sudden vision ol
our perfections , Senators Quay , Clark ol
Montana and Blackburn of Kentucky
had better be constituted a commission
to form a temporary oligarchy for
THE CONSERVATIVE suggests , in case
these great statesmen get the job , that
they try across of Kentucky gun govern
ment upon Montana dollar governmenl
and energize the hybrid with political
morals from Pennsylvania of the Quay
brand. An organization syndicating
brute force , the money power and Quay
morals all into a monopoly for the
acceleration of "benevolent assimila
tion" in the Philippines would be of
infinite service to humanity.
, , so , , A short time ago
TIVE commented on the fact that the
word "so" is largely used , by those who
speak English by nature , as an adjective ,
meaning "true ; " and expressed some
wonder that the dictionaries should
have failed to recognize this usage.
We have been favored with an oblig
ing note from the Standard Dictionary
people , explaining that " 'so' is used colloquially - i
loquially as the equivalent of 'indeed , ' j
which itself means 'in reality , in truth. ' *
In this use , 'so' is an adverb. "
This is undeniable , and yet we still
think something has been overlooked.
We do not see , for instance , that this
definition covers Goldsmith's use of the
word in one passage which we cited ,
wherein he promised that certain state
ments which he was about to make
would be found strictly so. "Strictly
indeed" is not the idea at all in that
Since our fathers at one time all said
"so" for "true , " and since most of us
do so still to a certain extent , it seems
quite clear that the use of the word has
been continuous from the beginning ,
and that therefore its correctness is
established by the highest possible au
There are a great
A FEAST. , ,
many annual fes
tivals observed by mankind in Europe ,
Asia , Africa and America. The feast
and festival of Ground Hog .Day , the
2nd of February , is just coming into
general observance among farmers and
olimatologists. The predominant edible
on the occasion of the observance'of
ground hog day is pork sausage ground
It is proposed to introduce ground hog
sagacity into American politics. When
any officer , from president down , serving
the American people , crawls out of his
office and sees a shadow of bad deeds ,
wicked , extravagant and corrupt ad
ministration flitting over the land he
shall go back into the quietude and in-
conspionousness of private life to remain
at least six weeks entirely out of public
view. There are several citizens now in
high positions who , if they have the
sense of a ground hog , must already see
shadows of misdeeds plainly enough to
make them seek that repose which pri
vate life grants.
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