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VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY NEB. THURSDAY APRIL 5 1900. NO. 39.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
A JOUnNAIi DEVOTED TO THE DISCUSSION
OF POLITICAL , ECONOMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL
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Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 29th , 1898.
GIFT TREES. .
in the "Tree Plant
ing State" approaches , lovers of tree
planting and tree culture unfurl their
banners inscribed , "Plant Trees. "
Reading , as published in the issue of
THE CONSERVATIVE of date , March 29 ,
"Cora O. Jones , in the
Olub Woman , " re
minds me to say to
you , with permission
to repeat if you so
choose , that growing
in my "Forest Tree
_ Nursery , " at Brown-
PL AN T""TR E E S ville , are one thousand
Ash , Elm , Maple , Oatalpa , Red Bud ,
Birch , Box Elder , Black Walnut , Black
Locust , Honey Locust , Balm of Gilead ,
Ironwood , Hackberry and Mulberry
trees , free to those who will dig and
plant them on coming Nebraska "Arbor
Day , " April 22 , 1900. As ever ,
Yours sincerely ,
ROBT. W. FURNAS.
Brownville , Neb. , March 29 , 1900.
Mr. N. S. An-
PATRIOTISM , . . . ,
clr0WS ° f BubuqilO
AND BUTTER.clr0WS ,
Iowa , favors THE
CONSERVATIVE with an article this week.
He says that the present laws protecting
butter do not "suffice. " Will he tell us
how any law will suffice to accomplish
the real object Bought by "the butter
makers ? " He does not deny the existence -
ence of a lobby at Washington , working
in the cause of special legislation and
with a backing of twenty thousand dollars
lars behind it.
The butter makers and their patriot
ism take on a paternal tint and ask
government to help them in competition
with oleomargarine by statutes inimical
to the latter. "The legitimate expense
required for the enactment of laws" is
the salaries of senators and representa
tives. The patriotism of butter makers
in getting laws ostensibly to protect the
public from imitations and substitutes
for butter , while really they wish laws
to make butter higher-priced , is very
similar to that of other protectionists
who pay large lobbies large money to get
tariff for protection. They pay out big
money to secure laws which shall make
them pay higher wages and sell products
at less price. They are too good for this
The disinterested philanthropy which
distrusts itself so much that it insists
upon national statutes which will compel
it to pay out more money to labor , as
wages ; and at the same time force it to
sell the commodities which that labor
produces for less money is too celestial
and angelic for this wicked world. That
is the good Samaritanism of the advo
cates of a protective tariff ; they ought
to be translated.
The ingredients of oleomargarine ,
whether rightly or wrongly stated by
the chemist quoted
Ingredients. . .
in a former issue
of THE CONSERVATIVE , have been proven
wholesome. The color of oleomargarine
may vary , as does that of butter , because
of the food assimilated by the animal
out of the fat of which it is made.
Colorings for butter have been adver
tised in agricultural and dairy journals
for decades. Everybody knows that.
And if butter may be harmlessly
colored , so as to make that of January
look like that of June , why may not
oleomargarine also indulge in artificial
Some oleomargarine and some butter-
ine contain no cream. And yet the
absence of cream does not make either
deleterious or unwholesome. Admit
"that brands or birth-marks" are fre
quently obliterated before oleomargarine
reaches the consumer.
"Process butter" is colored. "Process
butter" is not branded "processbutter. "
Do the butter makers ask that it should
be so branded ?
THE CONSERVATIVE does not know
that eighty per cent of creamery butter
is not colored. It does know that oleo
margarine is not always colored and it
does know that "genuine butter" has no
fixed color , for a standard , which oleo-
margarine tries to steal. The com
plexion of genuine butter changes with
food , seasons of the year and the condi
tion of the cows. THE CONSERVATIVE
opposes all special legislation for butter ,
or any other substance , as against an
equally meritorious competitor.
Th ° M ° Ulplli8
"If the national democratic conven
tion adopts the Nebraska declaration ,
not all the blunders that the republicans
can make between this and election day
can save the Bryan presidential ticket
from overwhelming defeat. "
"When will southerners learn to follow
Bryanarchy with meekness and com
POLITIC AT , . Ilous of people , di
vided into two-
voting divisions in the United States , ,
are snbjeot to two political monopolies.
The one offers them MoKinley , the other
tenders them Bryan for the presidency. .
Who gave Hanua and his crowd and
Arkansaw Jones and his gang the >
monopoly of the right to name men for1
the presidency ?
How long shall these partisan trusts' ,
their directors and bosses , hold indepen
dent , thinking , decent , intelligent voters
subject to their dictation ?
Seventy-five million of free people and
only permitted to vote for one of two
men. We need more liberty for voters 1
hfa Beoond in-
A-PLAIN DUTY. " augural address
Jefferson gives his
idea of the moral duties of a govern
ment. He said :
' 'In the transaction of your foreign
affairs we have endeavored to cultivate
the friendship of all nations , and especi
ally of those with which we have the.
most important relations. We have ,
done them justice on all occasions , fav
ored where favor is lawful , and cherish
ed mutual interests and intercourse on
fair and equal terms. We are firmly
convinced , and wo act on that convic
tion , that with nations as with individ
uals our interests soundly calculated
will ever be found inseparable from our
moral duties , and history bears witness
to the fact that a just nation is trusted
on its word when recourse is had to
armaments and wars to bridle others I"
How different from MoKiuley's moral
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