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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 11, 1898)
organization which also had one man
apportioned to it.
There is a vast difference between the
swallower and the swnlloweo !
There is a big chasm between those
who surrender not an atom of conviction ,
forget not a principle , remain true and
steadfast in adherence to honest money
and force an alliance by which real
democracy is strengthened ; and those
intellectually and morally enfeebled
place-seeking citizens who surrender
conscience , convictions , principles and
their traditional faith for the sake of
possible political promotion. Falsehood
and Truth cannot be fused any more
than Ice and Fire. Truth may permit
recusants from error to join its disciples.
History in Nebraska and all the world
over illustrates the eternal force of
truth and the innate feebleness of error.
There is a tremendous distinction be
tween eating and being eaten ; between
living as an active , useful entity and
being finely masticated by the teeth of
an adversary who has perfect degluti
tion into a formless , inert , useless non
Where is there a democratic party , a
democratic ticket and an affirmation of
the ancient faith of democracy anywhere
in Nebraska ?
IN OLD TIMES. The republican
party in Nebraska , when its nomination
to a state office was equivalent to an
election , boasted that it could run "a
yellow dog" for governor and beat the
best and ablest democrat named for that
place. The records verified the success
of "the yellow dog" several times.
That jaundiced canine was often elected
auditor , treasurer and frequently also
made oil inspector. The political party
which gloats over its nominations being
equal to elections is always in danger of
defeat because of "yellow dog" domin
ation. Whether the party which nom
inates a Pointer is any better than one
which names a "yellow dog" is a con
undrum for future solution.
P11OGKAM : OF TIIK NATIONAL CUK-
To bo hold in Omaha , Nebraska , in the Audi
torium Building on the Grounds of the
Trans-Mississippi Exposition , September 13
14 and 15,1898.
( Subject to slight modifications. )
FIRST DAY GOLD DAY.
The convention will bo called to order
at 11 o'clock in the morning by J. Sterl
ing Morton , of Nebraska , president of
the National Sound Money League , who
will preside and deliver the opening
Addresses will follow in the following
Horace White , editor of the New
York Evening Post , on "The History of
the Gold Standard. "
Governor Leslie M. Shaw , of Iowa
on "The Farmer's Interest in Soum
PI. P. Robinson , of Chicago , editoi
of the Railway Ago , on "Tho Gold
Standard and Railroad Interests. "
Louis R. Ehrich , of Colorado Springs ,
Recess at'12:45 until 2:30 : in the af
Addresses , mostly short , on the impor-
anco of maintaining the gold standard
and in opposition to the free and \m-
imited coinage of silver will bo made
jy the following speakers and others :
Edward Atkinson , of Boston , Mass.
Hon. J. M. Carey , of Wyoming , sub
ject , "The Gold Standard from the
Standpoint of the Western States. "
Judge M. L. Crawford , of Dallas ,
John P. Irish , of San Francisco , Cali
In the evening there will be a general
debate in speeches of not exceeding ten
minutes each in length , on the argu
ments advanced during the day in ad
vocacy of the gold standard.
SECOND DAY SILVER DAY.
The convention will be called to
order at 11 o'clock and on invitation
of the regular presiding officer , Mr.
Morton , Hon. Chas. A. Towuo , of Duluth -
luth , will occupy the chair.
Mr. Towne will deliver the opening
address on "The Coinage and Use of
Silver as Standard Money co-ordinately
with Gold. "
Mr. Towne will designate other
speakers to follow liiui on the silver
side , among them will bo
Senator James K. Jones , of Arkansas.
Hon. 0. S. Hartmau , M. C. , of Mon
H. F. Bartine , of Washington , D. 0. ,
editor of The National Bhnetallist.
Hon. Horace Boies , of Iowa , will pre
sent his plan for maintaining a bimet
allic system of money.
Hon. C. N. Fowler , M. C. , of New
Jersey , will speak in opposition to the
bimetallic double standard theory.
The arguments of the silver speakers
will be met also in speeches from the
single gold standard point of view by
able orators including the following :
Hon. Platt Rogers , of Denver , Col.
Hoii.Edwin Burritt Smith , of Chicago.
W. C. Comwell , Buffalo. .
J. Adam Bede , of Duluth , Minnesota.
H. L. Framing , of Ohio.
The debate will bo thrown open to
all speakers who desire to talk for five
or ten minutes each and will bo pro
longed into an evening session if the
audience desires. Hon. C. A. Towuo
will close the discussions.
THIRD DAY PAPER MONEY DAY.
The convention will assemble at 11
o'clock. The opening address will be
by Hon. A. J. Warner , of Ohio , who
will advocate a paper currency com
posed exclusively of government notes
Hon. J. H. Walker , of Massachusetts
Chairman of the House of Representa
ives committee on Banking and Cur
rency , will reply.
After the noon recess addresses on
'What is the Best Form of Paper
Money" will bo delivered by
Hon. C. N. Fowler , of New Jersey.
L. D. Reynolds , of Chicago.
William Dodsworth , editor of the 1
tfew York Journal of Commerce.
Geo. H. Shibley , of the American
Institute of Money and Prices , and by
speakers invited by the Reform Press
Association , of Chicago.
Hon. J. H. McCleary , of Minnesota ,
will explain the provisions of the cur
rency bill , generally known as the
McOleaiy Bill , reported to the House
at the last session of congress by the
committee on banking and currency.
Arguments in favor of government
paper money will be met also by other
able opponents of that system and up-
nolders of the single gold standard.
These will include
George Fraucis Peabody , of New
M. E. Ingalls , of Cincinnati.
H. W. Peabody , of Boston.
A general debate will follow on gov
ernment paper money versus bank
COURAGE IN The one quality
I'UKLic LIFE. wiuch above all
others wins the love and admiration of
man is that thoroughgoing independence
of thought , speech and act commonly
called civic courage. It is the prevail
ing characteristic in the life of every
man who has won distinction in the
public service of his country. Without
it no man may hope to be a leader in
the liighest sense of the word one who
discerns the time lines of his country's
development and labors energetically ,
faithfully and hopefully to accomplish
his purposes. Intense energy , profound
faith , abiding hope require nothing so
much as civic courage a power to sus
tain and strengthen in the face of every
difficulty and against the most disheart
ening opposition. Commercial Adver
If the government complies with the
populistic prayer embodied in the plat
form upon which Pointer stands and
purchases all the railroads in the
United States and operates them what
a splendid service the transportation
of passengers and freight will
develop ! ! ! Pennsylvania and Michigan
tried state ownership of railroads
and trains were regularly stopped
in order that the conductor , brakeman -
man , engineer and fireman might
attend , for an hour or so , a political con
vention and help nominate a railroad
ticket. Those were experiments in the
Alienism and paternalism of railroad
ownership by the state which proved
unsatisfactory , unprofitable and disas
trous to the people.
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