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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1901)
VOL. III. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , JAN. 10 , 1901. NO 27.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
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Address , THE CONSERVATIVE , Nebraska
City , Neb.
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Entered at the postofflce at Nebraska City
Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 20th , 1808.
COST.There is noreason
DIVIDE THE COST.
ties and railroad companies should not
divide the costs of improvements in
tended to prevent accidents to life and
property. Such improvements are of
mutual advantage. To illustrate , in
Nebraska Oity there ought to be con
structed at an early day , by the Missouri
Pacific and the Burlington , a viaduct
over their tracks on south Eleventh
street. By the laws of Nebraska the
companies are compelled , as we are in
formed , to put np that viaduct upon
proper representation of a sufficient
number of reputable real estate owners
in and about the vicinity. To induce
the building of this viaduct at the
earliest possible moment , the common
council might , in exchange for the same ,
give the right of way through a certain
street or streets into which it is possible
the Burlington or Missouri Pacific may
desire to run their tracks before many
more years come and go.
In the states of Connecticut , Massa
chusetts and New York the cost of
eliminating dangerous grade crossings
that is , crossings which are not elevated
above the tracks or made under them
is , under existing law , divided. In the
western there is perhaps more reason
for the commonwealth paying part of
the cost for wiping out dangerous grade
crossings than there is in the older
Middle and Atlantic seaboard states. In
Nebraska , and in fact throughout the
northwest , the railroads have done very
much to pioneer the country. In adv -
\ v vance of settlement some of the roads
' , ' penetrated as far west in this state as
; i I Kearney before any farm work had been
accomplished within a hundred miles of
that place and before any settlers had
even taken claims on the land.
The grade crossings throughout Otoe
county are exceedingly dangerous and it
is fair to presume that they are only
at out equal in peril to grade crossings
in other counties of the commonwealth.
The legislature ought to take this mat
ter up and provide equitable law , by
which the counties , municipalities and
the state may divide the cost of putting
all common wagon roads either under
or over grade crossings. Human life
should not be jeopardized by grade
crossings anywhere in the state of
Nebraska. The twentieth century will
erase grade crossings from the face of
the earth , even in the lands of pagans.
.That the Philip-
BOUNTIES FOR .
SOLDIERS. Pme war 1B not
popular with the
men who are doing the fighting is evi
dent from the recommendation of
General MaoArthur that a bounty of
$250 be paid to soldiers who reenlist.
The South African war is apparently
equally unpopular. England was com
pelled to quadruple the pay of enlisted
men to fill up the depleted ranks. When
the government is imperiled either from
invasion or insurrection a volunteer
soldiery can be relied upon as a safe and
sure means of defence , but it cannot be
depended upon to carry on a war of
conquest and subjugation. The war in
the Philippines , so unwisely begun ,
means the payment of large bounties
now and an enormous pension list later.
The commanding generals in both South
Africa and the Philippines have declared
their respective wars to be over and
have gone home. If , then , the fighting
in the Philippines is only play at war
fare , it would be interesting to know
the size of the bounty that would bo re
quired in the event of a real , live war.
TIVE publishes in
this issue an excellent paper by Judge
L. G. Kinne , chairman of the Iowa
board of control of state institutions ,
setting forth the practical workings of
the law under which the board is operat
ing. THE CONSERVATIVE commends the
paper of Judge Kinne to those interested
in reforming the management of our
state institutions and respectfully sub
mits it to the consideration of the legis
lature which is now in session.
MRS. J. H. MIIXARD.
onward with cease
less flow and carry to a shoreless and
unknown sea the generations of man
kind as dead leaves are borne upon a
monntain torrent. Every week some
loved one is snatched by the resistless
tide and taken forever from the dear
light of day and the adoration of chil
dren and friends.
Omaha numbered among her pioneer
mothers none more competent , more
beautiful and admirable in character
than the wife of Mr. Joseph H. Millard.
During forty years she walked among
her neighbors and friends a queenly
figure in the social life of the city. Her
happiness was to make others happy ;
her efforts to build up all goodly
charities and to provide solace and com
fort for the afflicted were manifold ,
efficient and constant. The innumer
able good deeds of her sweet and pure
life glow in the memories of those whom
she , without ostentation and in generous
and gracious sympathy , assisted and
comforted , like the eternal stars. Her
stately presence and her benignant man
ners will cheer her household and friends
no more. But as the sun after it has
gone down continues to glorify the
horizon with beautiful colorings , so her
life and its benefactions will tinge and
hallow the lives of the loved husband
and children whom she has preceded in
that returnless voyage which all must
make into the unknown and the in
Ifthe state board
A STATE FAIR.
of agriculture has
concluded that the people of Nebraska
will not patronize a state fair generously
enough to maintain it , and hold it above
bankruptcy ; why should that board ask
for an appropriation of fifty thousand
dollars to carry on a state fair ?
If the people decline to voluntarily
sustain the state board of agriculture in
holding a fair why should they be
taxed to uphold it ? When a private
enterprise fails to pay a profit it is
generally abandoned and the projectors
or proprietors take up some other line of
business. When a state fair has ceased
to command popular patronage sufficient
to run it economically and successfully
it is time to give np holding a state fair.
But it is not right , nor fair , nor equit
able to appropriate money out of the
public treasury to perpetuate and foster
an institution that the state has re
pudiated by non-patronage.
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