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proclaiming that very doctrine , and
eonio official orders issued by a cabinet
member daring the current year im
plied as much. Philadelphia Record
( ind. dem. )
This is an appeal alike to conscience
and to reason. It puts in concrete and
effective form some of the strongest
objections that can be urged against a
course of conduct which is repugnant to
the fundamental principles of American
ism and which cannot even be justified
on the ground of material expediency ,
since it has saddled the country with
enormous expenditures and a great
standing army without commensurate
benefits. The former president's words
form an indictment of the administra
tion's Philippine policy which cannot
be laughed or sneered away. Philadelphia -
/ } delphia Evening Bulletin ( rep. )
Mr. Harrisonwas brave enough to
speak out at the time when words were
of value , that the attitude of congress
and the president in the first legislation
concerning these dependencies , namely ,
Porto Rico , was a serious departure from
right principles. The pressure that has
been put on him to change his views ,
the many inducements there are simply
for him to withhold his views , may
easily be imagined. To find now that ,
like a patient , loyal citizen , he still
stands true to his position , and what is
more , gives it expression , and hence
gives it value , is indeed an encourage
ment. We may hope that the supreme
court will soon pass on the questions
which General Harrison has discussed.
If we are on the wrong track , we can
not too soon be arrested and set on the
right way. If we are in the right way ,
it should be confirmed unto us. Indian
apolis News ( ind. )
Evidently , General Harrison is a pretty
good anti-imperialist ; and few repub
lican newspapers will care to deny that
he is quite a respectable person. Balti
more News ( ind. )
A CONSERVATIVE PARTY.
Box 751 ,
HOLDREQE , Neb. , Deo. 28 , 1900.
J. Sterling Morton ,
Nebraska City , Neb.
Dear Sir : Will you kindly allow mete
to make a suggestion in regard to the
j reorganization of party ?
'I ' First I would respectfully suggest
! that the name be "The Conservative
Party" and members thereof "Con-
- ' servatives. "
Second I would suggest that the
party champion no radical measures.
Third I would suggest that thejmrty
devote itself to the preservation of all
the old principles which time has not
and cannot obliterate , and to their
adaptation to modern conditions.
Very respectfully , etc. ,
Of course Editor Bryan will promptly
see that J. Sterling Morton's paper is on
his exchange list. Des Moines Capital.
William J. Bryan will be on an equal
footing with former Secretary of Agri
culture J. Sterling Morton when he
starts a newspaper , and it is predicted
that considerable fur will fly in Ne
braska. St. Joseph News.
The announcement is made that a
new weekly publication is to be started
at Lincoln , called The Commoner , with
W. J. Bryan as editor and publisher. It
is to be a publication on the order of
THE CONSERVATIVE so far as it will fur
nish a medium for the circulation of the
editor's views on political subjects.
Mr. Bryan announces that he will
soon start a newspaper and resume the
vocation he abandoned when he began
running for president. He will thus be
able to talk to the public without mak
ing speeches and incidently get back at
a few fellows like J. Sterling Morton ,
who have been thorns in his flesh.
J. Sterling Morton is success
fully conducting a weekly newspaper
a journal of opinions in Nebraska.
Hon. William Jennings Bryan is about
to embark in the same business. These
two widely known men do not see
political objects through the same opera
glass ; so it will not be strange if there
is a difference of opinions in print in
the Platte river country. Davenport
Colonel Bryan announces that he will
start a new weekly paper in Lincoln to
be known as The Commoner. It will
probably be of a similar character as
J. Sterling Morton's Conservative , but
the ideas of the editors are not likely to
dwell in harmony together. Imitation
is the greatest flattery and Secretary
Morton will have this thought for con
solation , even though the colonel may
cut into his subscription list. Norfolk
Word is given out that Colonel Bryan
will soon begin , at Lincoln , the publica
tion of a weekly newspaper , called The
Commoner. He will be both editor and
publisher. The Commoner will be de
voted to the discussion of public ques
tions along the line pursued by Mr.
Bryan's thoughts. It has been sug
gested that his paper will be something
like J. Sterling Morton's CONSERVATIVE.
This , we are sure , will be resented by
the colonel , and Mr. Morton himself
may not like the idea very well.
While a man is great , or seeking
greatness by running for a great office ,
his opinions of everything , from the
quality of somebody's soap to state
questions is sought after ; but when he
retires from the business of being great
nobody cares for his opinions. Then he
takes to editing a weekly paper , as did
J. Sterling Morton. And now W. J.
Bryan is to launch a paper to be called
The Commoner , and intends that it
shall be no common paper. It will give
him a safe vehicle for "back talk" with
J. Sterling. Arlington Herald.
Mr. Bryan is going to start a weekly
paper at Lincoln. It will be called
The Commoner , and will be made the
expounder of demooraoy as revealed
to the Kansas City convention. Mr.
Bryan's personal popularity is suffi
cient to secure a large circulation at
once , but he will find that there is a
great deal of difference in electrifying
the people through the press , and on
the stump. While a public speaker may
repeat his apeeohes and dwell upon
points that he makes , such a course in a
newspaper would become monotonous
and the people would tire of it. A
crowd of people can stand uncovered a
thousand times and give respectful at
tention to a national anthem , but when
it comes to sitting down and reading it ,
a couple of times is a great plenty. It
is said that Mr. Bryan's paper will be
something after the style of Mr. Morton's
CONSERVATIVE and a joint debate
between these two gentlemen may be
expected to form a prominent feature.
A Word That Fits.
J. Sterling Morton has invented a
suggestive word to describe the Bryan
kind of demooraoy viz : "Bryan-
archy. " It speaks volumes. Minne
Since Spain has lost her colonies and
is unable to import cane sugar as cheaply
as before , a number of beet-sugar
factories have been erected , and there is
a great demand for fertilizers.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Nebraska City National Bank ,
NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. ,
at the close of business , December 18,1000.
Loans and discounts $251,217.09
Other securities 10,001.08
Bank and other real estate 12,779.82
Cash , and due from banks and Treas. ,
U. S 146,009.00
Surplus and profit 15,881.63
W. L. WILSON , Prest. R. LORTON , Vico-Prest.
H. D. WILSON , Cashier.
ROUT. PAYNE. DAVID BROWN.
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