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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (May 29, 1902)
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takes away as rugged , well-poised aud
public-spirited an American as recent
days have seen.
Republic. The good that he has done
can hardly be measured. As an in
fluence for an early permanency of
homesteads the planting of trees has
been potent. As a memorial to a man
whose hope was in the West , the trees
are an enduring evidence.
Star. Mr. Morton's greatest achieve
ment , and without doubt the event of
his life that will perpetuate forever his
memory , was the establishment of Ar
bor Day , for today millions of trees
throughout the commonwealth stand as
living monuments to his perseverance
Star. It is said that the grief of J.
Sterling Morton over the death of his
youngest sou , a year ago , hastened his
own death. This capacity for feeling
was not at all inconsistent with the na
ture of a man who became so noted as
a lover of trees.
News. The death of J. Sterling Mor
ton , Father of Arbor Day , removes one
of the most prominent builders of west
Gazette. He lived a useful life and
he wrought well for mankind , but. his
greatest achievement was Arbor Day.
Let it be perpetuated in his honor.
Capital. The death of J. Sterling
Morton takes away a well-poised and
public-spirited American. He had the
high regard of his countrymen of all
parties and all sections.
Republican. A courageous , robust
and thoroughly balanced personality
passes off the stage of affairs in the
death of J. Sterling Morton.
Globe. J. Sterling Morton was a well-
balanced man. He was intensely inter
ested in agricultural matters and was
always fair , practical and sensible in
his work as he was in bringing up his
sons and building up his home. Very
few men leave behind them a record as
clean and satisfactory as J. Sterling
Times. The death of J. Sterling Mor
ton removes one of the ablest men of
G ! the West. He was a man of decided
opinion , and once having formed one ,
maintained it with vigor.
Journal. He was far different from
the others. For while he worked with
his hands , his brain too was busy. He
made a success of farming , he made a
success of everything he tried , for he
was industrious and persistent.
News. Mr. Morton found the agri
cultural department nerveless and bone
less , the sport of cranks and a refuge
for influential incapacity ; he left it a
highly-organized and efficient institu
tion , the vast public benefits of which
have been continuously increased by the
development of his system of adminis
News. As the Father of Arbor Day
and a life-long advocate of the planting
of trees , and of forest preservation , he
did a work of great and lasting benefit.
Call. Lacking the gift for spectac-
ularity and the blowing of his own
horn , much has been attributed to
others for which Mr. Morton was re
Telegram. Where best known he was
personally highly regarded , and enjoyed
a business reputation of credit and
Gazette. He was a man , strong ,
sturdy and steady of purpose like the
forest giants he admired so much , and
these qualities which he possessed in so
high a degree will be missed in the na
tion for which he worked so strenuously
Press. Having his home in the prai
rie state of Nebraska , Mr. Morton knew
the value of trees. He was a practical
farmer and dealt practically with the
subjects while he was at the head of the
Dispatch. He enjoyed the reputation
of being a man of honest convictions
and having the courage to stand up for
them , no matter what the cost.
Times. The whole country sustains a
loss in the death of J. Sterling Morton.
He was a man of good sense and much
learning , but better still , he was a man
News. As the originator of Arbor
Day and an apostle of tree-planting and
culture , he will be remembered by pos
terity as a man who did much to ad
vance the material interests of the whole
JACKSONVILLE , FLA.
Times. J. Sterling Morton did the
country notable service , and died a
martyr , since he contracted the fatal
illness while speaking for the good of
LARAMIE , WYOMING.
Republican. The people of America
will inourn the loss of J. Sterling Mor
ton. His given name indicated his
character , for he was sterling to the
GRAND FORKS , NORTH DAKOTA.
Herald. He did successfully what
many other men have tried to do and
failed ; he erected for himself in his
lifetime a monument which will endure
long after any marble slab has crumbled
into dust.aud like all works that endure
his memorial was not planned for pur
poses of self-glorification , but for the
good of the people.
TRENTON , NEW JERSEY.
Times. The yearly celebration of
Arbor Day throughout the land , and
the consequent love of trees and flowers
and birds which has been inspired into
the life of the younger generation , are
bound to work a wonderful benefit to
SHREVEPORT , LA.
Times. Long before his connection
with national affairs , he was regarded
as one of the most vigorous men of the
West , and had earned undying fame as
an exponent of advanced methods of
cultivating the soil.
Los ANGELES , OAL.
Express. In the death of J. Sterling
Morton Nebraska has lost its greatest
citizen , and the country one of its
truest statesmen. Mr. Morton's abili
ties and personal character were such
that he was always highly esteemed by
the best citizens in most parts of the
SALT LAKE , UTAH.
Herald. It is as the originator of the
beautiful Arbor Day custom that he
will long be held in affectionate remem
brance by thousands of American citi
zens. It is a custom that will never
grow old , and will result in beautifying
the land as nothing else could.
THE MORTON ARBORETUM.
A more delicate and fitting token
of filial respect and affection could
not be thought of than the proposi
tion of the sons of J. Sterling Morton
who was buried yesterday at Ne
braska City to convert Arbor Lodge ,
his late home , into an arboretum
that is , a place for the cultivation of
all varieties of plant life large and
small which the soil and climate
will maintain. Such an undertaking
has been brought to perfection in
Boston , and among all of the rare
features of interest in that city of
extraordinary attractions none invites
more flattering attention than the
The fitness of such a memorial
in the case of J. Sterling Morton is
especially pronounced. It will glor
ify his achievements as a friend and
lover of trees as nothing else could
do. It will be in the highest degree
educative aud instructive. It will
draw to the home which he himself
greatly beautified a multitude of vis- '
itors. It will be an attraction that
will be noted throughout the land.
It is the intention of Mr. Morton's
sous to provide for the permanent
maintenance of the arboretum which
they will create and to make it an
enduring testimonial to the memory
o'f their beloved and lamented father.
The conception is most admirable
and praiseworthy and the ability
and resources to perfect it will not be
lacking. The very best memorials
that can be reared to honor the dead
are those which are of use and value
to the living. Kansas City Star.
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