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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1901)
ARBOR DAY EDITION. s
VOL. III. NO. 40. NEBRASKA CITY , NEBRASKA , APRIL II , 1901. SINGLE COPIES , $ CENTS.
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J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
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Address , THE CONSERVATIVE , Nebraska
City , Nebraska.
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Entered at the postofflce at Nebraska City ,
Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 29 , 1898.
PLANT TREES ,
ENDOWED thropic millionaire
FORESTRY. ought to make a
bequest or dona
tion for the teaching of forestry by a
regularly established periodical. A
column every week upon arboriculture
and forestry might , however , be pro
vided for from a fund yielding twenty-
five hundred dollars a year.
Why not establish by will or gift
while living a large fund from the in
terest of which a
Why ? propaganda for
planting trees may
be supported ? Who will now make a
bequest or a donation for the continued
and intelligent teaching of the utility of
oroliards and groves without which all
animal life must perish from the earth ?
The recent seu-
VENISON. atoriol election in
Messrs. Eosewater and Thompson agree
with the huntsman's proverb that "he
who quietly sits by the salt-lick gets
more meat than he who swiftly and
pantiiigly follows the deer over the hills
and vales. "
Millard and Dietrich did not chase
the senatorships ; they lay in wait for
them ; they ambushed and captured
them as easily as Funstou took in
EXPOSITION MAYOR , organs of 16 to
1 are very much
oppressed by the election of gold stand
ard Eolla Wells mayor of St. Louis.
Among the most hysterical of the Bryan-
archie vagarists , the Metcalf-Hitch-
cook phonograph of Omaha , stands
ravingly pre-eminent. It laments
the election of Wells and reannounces
its advocacy of Bryanorchy , and
the peerless one for another presi
dential campaign. The "sting of in
gratitude" has been healed over and
only a small scar is now visible on the
embalmed boom for the seuatorship ,
which formerly gladdened the life of
that-fortune-absorbing diurnal. When
William Vincent Allen is made an offi
cer of the state supreme court felicity
will be complete.
THE ASSAULTS , criticism of Cleve
land and the tire
some reiteration of the lie as to his hav
ing turned the national treasury over
for looting to J. Pierpont Morgan &
Co. , seem to have nauseated even the
commoner followers of Bryanarchy.
The puerile and petulant assaults of a
vain , empty and unfortunate aspirant
for the presidency upon Grover Cleve
land , whom a united , honest-money
democracy twice elected to that office ,
are in bad taste. The honest , fearless
and righteous administration of the
affairs of the government of the Ameri
can people by Grover Cleveland will be
admired and endorsed by millions long
after the flabbergastic , highfalutiug soda
pop oratory of the commoner brand of
demagogue lias been forgotten.
The wonder is already epidemic that
so small a dynamo could have run the
political machinery of the Chicago and
Kansas City conventions. The feeble
attacks upon the good name of the former
president-for-two-terms of the United
States by the chief microbe of Bryan-
arohy , are eliciting smiles from sensible
RAILROAD TREE PLANTING.
EDITOU THE CONSERVATIVE :
It occurs to the pioneer citizens of this
vicinage that the fatal and expensive
collision of freight and passenger trains
east of this place , during the storm of
the afternoon of Tuesday , the 19th of
March , might have been prevented by
the timely and intelligent planting and
care of deciduous and evergreen shelter
belts , on their right of way by the Bur
Within a mile or two of the wreck
are several shelter belts which the enter
prising farmers encouraged and directed
by the pioneer experimenters , Morton ,
Masters , Furnos , and others , planted for
the protection of their homes , orchards ,
and live stock.
Men vs. Steers.
It seems to us that the faitliful and
heroic trainmen and helpless passengers
are entitled to at least as much foresight
and care as a bunch of steers and the
We , who preceded the railroads to
this fertile laud ; who , by our industry ,
have mode their operation profitable ;
who have not bled them when we could ;
or denounced them in political crazes ;
who have helped to establish public
credit ; respectfully ask the Burlington
to examine carefully our plantings for
protection and timber and consider our
suggestions as that of intelligent friends ,
not ignorant enemies.
We also suggest that in this neighbor
hood we are law-abiding , careful about
the setting and escape of fires , and will
cordially welcome and carefully protect
the plantings , calculated to reduce the
danger , expense and interruption of
traffic so disastrous to both the public
and the corporation.
Beauty and Utility.
Aside from the home growth of ties ,
telegraph poles and eventually , sawed
lumber , the increased beauty of a rood
bordered , protected and shaded by a
variety of trees , inhabited by beautiful
songsters and lively rodents would at
tract an increased and profitable passen
ger traffic. The financial and esthetic
value of the ethical effect on employees ,
neighbors and travelers cannot be over
estimated in tliis opening year of the
Johnson , Nebraska , March 28 , 1901.
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