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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1901)
'Cbe Conservative * 11
000 a year , divided equally among the
foregoing arid states , the amount would
bo to each $1,428,671. By giving to each
a percentage of the latter sum equal to
the percentage of public land to its
whole area the allotment would be :
California $828,571 18
Arizona. 1,085,718 96
Montana 1,114,285 88
Utah . - . . 1,271,628 19
Nevada 1,857,142 45
Wyoming 1,228,571 06
Idaho 1,271,628 19
Total $8,157,640 41
"This would leave a balance of $1,842-
459 69 to pay the cost of administering
the leasehold system.
"When Colorado and New Mexico are
included in the calculations the sum is
slightly less to each state and territory.
We would be glad to know of any
more statesmanlike and feasible method
of taking care of the public range and
deriving a revenue for irrigation. "
THE EVOLUTION OF LYNCH LAW.
If the present tendency be not checked ,
the custom of lynching a particularly
obnoxious criminal by fire promises to
become as popular a spectacle in the
United States as the bloody bull fight is
in Spain. The growing boldness of the
lynchers and the continually greater
publicity of their hideous performances
The Colorado burning was , we believe ,
the first that was witnessed by women.
The affair at Leaven worth , Kan , , was
not only witnessed by women , but by
school-children , and was allowed to pro
ceed without interruption within the
limits of a large city. The burning in
Terre Haute , Ind. , another city of con
siderable size , was similar in all respects ,
anoMn addition the leaders of the mob
seemed to court notice. This is evident
from a picture taken while the excite
ment was at its height and which was
reproduced in the Terre Haute news
papers. "Instead of trying to hide their
identity in any way , " we are told , "the
lynchers stand boldly out , " and one of
them , perceiving the photographer ,
"even removed his hat , as if anxious for
notoriety. " The description of the pho
tograph adds that "between the two
groups of the mob can be seen the body
of the negro lying upon the fire. "
The climax in this ascending or , it
were better to say , descending scale is
reached in the more recent affair at
Corsicana , Tex. It appears that the
whole country turned out if the re
ports are to be believed. "It was a
county event , " says one correspondent ,
"in which every resident who could
took part. From early morning , when
the negro was taken from the officers ,
until noon runners were traveling
through the country districts tolling of
the punishment that was to bo inflicted
upon him , and inviting spectators.
Store and farm work was stopped ] and
people poured into town by hundreds.
They came in all sorts of vehicles , from
an ox-cart to the special train of seven
cars , all crowded , that was run from
From all this it is but a step to a le
gitimate public spectacle in a great
amphitheatre , with handsome private
boxes for the wealthy , and tickets ad
vertised a week in advance. For this
last affair was recognized by a local
representative of the law as altogether
proper. Macon ( Ga. ) Telegraph.
COL. CHITTENDEN'S BOOK.
The history of the fur trade , upon
which Colonel H. M. Ohitteuden of the
U. S. Engineers has been engaged for
five years past , is now soon to appear ,
according to the Journal of Sioux City ,
where Colonel Ohittenden has his head
quarters at present. It will be published
in three volumes next September by
Francis P. Harper , the publisher of the
late Dr. Coues' monumental editions of
early western texts , and will be fully
supplied with such needful matter as
maps. Owners of Colonel Ohittenden's
book on Yellowstone Park , who appre
ciate the thoroughness of it and its rank
as an authority , look for something quite
unusual in his history of the fur trade.
"All the beginnings of civilization , "
says the author , as quoted by the Journal ,
"in this then remote and unknown
country , were made under the fostering
protection of the fur trade. The first
trans-continental highway , the Oregon
trail , was opened and established by the
traders , as was also the no less important
route of the Santa Fe trail. If its relation
to western history as shown by all these
facts was of profound and far-reaching
consequence , the annals of its doings
were full of exciting and romantic
interest. Never before nor since has
there been a period in the history of our
country that contains so much which
appeals to the lover of adventure. The
student of those stirring times will feel
that it is not necessary to go very far
from home to find a region filled with
history as attractive as anything romance
has produced. "
Eugene F. Ware of Topeka , Kansas ,
was in Nebraska City , Friday morning ,
March 29th , 1901 , and THE CONSERVA
TIVE regrets that he could not be pre
vailed upon to tarry long enough to visit
Arbor Lodge. Mr. Ware is a good
lawyer , a good poet , a good man and a
good citizen , and wo wish to goodness
he lived here. His character as a man
of letters has really given Topeka a
reputation in literature , notwithstand
ing the legislators of that common
wealth convene and write statutes in
that Carrie Nation town.
THE CHICAGO NATIONAL BANK
Dearborn and Monroe Streets ,
CAPITAL - - $500,000
SURPLUS - - 500,000
INTEREST PAID ON ACCOUNTS.
Accounts are kept in conformity with the
practice of Chicago Banks. Interest is
allowed on the minimum balance of such
accounts on terms which may be ascer
tained on application.
CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT.
Deposits received for fixed periods , on
which interest is allowed at current rates.
Sums of fifty dollars or more received ,
repayable on demand without interest.
LETTERS OF CREDIT. Letters of
credit for travelers issued , available in the
principal cities of the world.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE. Foreign
Exchange bought and sold. Cable transfers
BONDS. Municipal , railroad , gas and
other corporation bonds bought and sold ,
CORRESPONDENCE or a personal
interview with a view to business relations
respectfully Invited ,
C. K. C. BILLINGS , J. R. WALSH ,
ANDREW MoNALLY , F. M. BLOUNT ,
MAURICE ROSENFELD , JOHN M.SMYTH ,
J. R. WALSH , President.
A. McNALLY , Vlce-Prealdent.
F. M. BLOUNT , Vice-President.
T. M. JACKSON , Cashier.
F. W. MoLEAN , Assistant Cashier.
A. UHRLAUB , Assistant Cashier.
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