The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, November 07, 1901, Image 1

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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.
Iii the coming
AN INDUSTRIAL fifty years the
TRINITY. world will witness
a development in
power-agents and motors now un
dreamed and inconceivable.
The common locomotive of the
railroads now indispensable to trans
portation may soon become scrap iron.
Electricity may take the place of
steam. The electrical engineer will
be in demand. The
Electricity. technical schools
will prepare elec
tricians for practical and useful life.
In the coming time the young man who
can do one thing exceedingly well will
be in demand. He will wrench success
from all the obstacles and asperities
which strew his path. But the youth
who can do a number of things toler
ably well will not be sought after nor
will he succeed , in the coming cen
tury , when the division of labor has
been carried to'its utmost limit. Good
electricians like Harry Bustin , who
was brought up and educated at
Omaha , and has become famous by his
wonderful work and its luminous dis
play at the Buffalo Pan-American Ex
position will be in request at gener
ous compensation. The doors to fame
and fortune are opened wide by
electrical currents , and ambitious , in
dustrious and brainy young men are
cordially invited to enter and become
great and glorious.
The laboratory of the chemist will
develop also many new agents for Jthe
betterment and ad
Chemistry. yanoement of civ
ilization during the next decade.
There are tremendous possibilities in
chemistry and no other branch of
cientific research is more alluring to
he young person who is willing to
work with -head and hands for a
wholesome living , in certainty , an
mmense fortune , and a glitter
ing fame in possibility. Those who
will apply themselves and who have
fitting abilities for this line of work ,
and who are determined to do one
thing as well as it can be done may
enter the labors of the laboratory with
success assured.
The denudation of the timber lands
of the United States forces forestry
into public notice.
Forestry. The destruction of
trees along the
mountain ranges and about the water
sources of our streams has begotten
both drouths and floods , the former
results in localities remote from
forests , woodlands and streams.
The rainfall is not stored up in the
leaf-mold of the great woods and held
to exude gradually as of yore. Thus
the sources of springs and rivulets are
destroyed. And when the torrential
down-pour of rains comes , the water
rushes unimpeded by woodland leaf-
mold into the valleys and by erosion
carries away the very cream of pro
ductive soil. Every year , hundreds of
thousands of acres of fertile land
are rendered unfruitful in the United
States by erosion. The demand for
reafforestation of many of the denuded
areas is imperative. The demand
for the conservation of our few re
maining woodlands is more imperative.
There are already schools of forestry
at Ithaca , New York , and at Bilt-
more , North Caro-
Forests. lina. At either the
young man who
has brains and persistent industry
may become a skilled arboriculturist
and a practical forester. The oppor
tunities in this most delightful and
useful profession are * numerous and
most attractive.
Electricity , chemistry and forestry
invite aspiring youth to investigate
their merits and behold the splendid
possibilities which they offer those
who will become the faithful dis
ciples of either. Never since this old
globe began its revolutions have
chances , opportunities , avenues foi
useful men to enter and develop intel
lectually , financially and morally ,
been so numerous , so lustrous and so
suggestive of high and right living.
There are some
BLACK men with white
WHITENESS. skins and black
souls men whose
intellects are darker than darkest
Africa. These black white men often
frequent political gatherings and
sometimes achieve social and political
positions of prominence.
There are some black men with
strong minds who , by diligent study ,
nave accumulated great stores of use
ful knowledge and bestowed innumer
able benefits upon mankind. These
white blacK men are worthy oi all con
sideration. They even make more
agreeable dinner-mates than black
white men. That is to say , intelli
gence incarnated in charcoal-colored
men is more entertaining and in
structive than ignorance skin-clothed
in white. It would please most think
ing men to dine with Booker T. Wash
ington rather than with Herr Most ,
Leon Czolgosz or any other ignorant
white anarchist. A mind white with
useful knowledge in ever so black a
body is better than an intellect black
with ignorance in ever so white a
The renowned
SCHOOLS AND German psychologist -
STUFFERS. chologist , Dr. Aug
ust Forel , deplores
in the' ' Zukunf t' ' the method in vogue
in our schools , which encumbers the
infantile brain with dead memori/aug-
matter and useless recitations. The
doctor says : " It is stupid to pad the
infantile brain with aii ever-growing
ballast of comparatively useless knowl
edge , thereby imnuxbilizing the brain
and making it unfit for the functions
of independent thinking and reasoning
and taking up all tissue and nerve
power , leaving none for the develop
ment of mental power and the.more
important mental processes. We
should try to rediice recitation and
memori'/ing-matter to the smallest
possible modicum and endeavor to
lay down human knowledge in well
indexed and easily consulted encyclo
paedias. The contents of these books
should not be used for memorizing ,
not more than you would think of
committing a railroad time table to
memory. Such books are to be considered
sidered as the depositories of the crys-
talized brain labor of our ancestors ;
the brains of our youth should not be
used as receptacles for a mass of indi-
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