The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, September 29, 1898, Image 1

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One dollar and a half per year , in advance ,
postpaid , to any part of the United Status or
Canada. Remittances made payable to The
Morton Printing Company.
Address , THE CONSERVATIVE , Nebraska
City , Neb.
Advertising Rates made known upon appli
Entered at the postofflee at Nebraska City ,
Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 29th , 1898.
The free silver
TUKQUANT1TA- citizens WllO hllVO
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MONEY. „ . , . . , ,
tree and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 10 to 1
now moderate their melody and talk of
rising and falling prices. When money
is plentiful prices rise and when scarce
they fall. All other factors in prices
are ignored.
During the monetary discussion in
Omaha Mr.Morton said that "our friends
who advocate the quantitative theory of
money as the sole panacea for commer
cial ills ignore the relation of supply to
demand. According to their dogmas if
all money should disappear from the
United States during the night we
would awake tomorrow without values
in this country. " And here Mr. Towne
remarked that "we talked of prices , not
values. " But Mr. Towne did not explain
how there could be prices on valueless
The per capita circulation in the
United States increasing and the con
stantly falling prices in products contin
uing very forcibly show the fallacy of
the quantitative theory.
The quantitative theory carried to its
logical ending would make money an
impediment to trade. The quantity of
money to mediate an exchange would
become more bulky than the things ex
changed. One would go to market with
a wagon load of money to return with a
basketful of commodities.
There is almost a universal desire for
more money. And Mr. Towne and
other leading advocates of the free and
unlimited coinage of silver mistake de
sire for demand. But there can be no
demand legitimately made for money
except by offering something of con
ceded value in exchange for it.
Mr. Towno and other good men often
see tilings for sale in stores which they
desire but the values and prices are so
high that neither Mr. Towne nor other
good men of moderate wealth make a
demand for them. There is a vast dif
ference between desiring a thing and
making a demand for it.
Iu the absence
OFFER AND of Mr.Mortou THE
authorized to merely state that it is true
that the authorities of the Argentine
Republic have addressed a communica
tion to Mr. Morton in which , after going
over his work as secretary of agri
culture for the United States , they ten
der him a most cordial and complimen
tary invitation to Buenos Aires to aid in
the formation and establishment of a
Department of Agriculture for the
Argentine Republic.
The offer from a pecuniary point of
view , as well as from a complimentary
and politically flattering standpoint ,
may be regarded not only as a volun
tary tribute to the official character of
Mr. Morton while he was secretary of
agriculture , but likewise as an endorse
ment of the value of American energy
and American agriculture.
Mr. Morton is so attached to Arbor
Lodge and to THE CONSEUVATIVE that
he will deliberate some time before
either accepting or declining the invita
tion of the government of Argentina.
The poem which
ling wrote for the
Queen's Jubilee , and which he called
"Recessional , " is a remarkable compo-
sition. If it were not so , one would not
be able to repeat the greater part of it ,
without ever having tried to memorize
it , nor would it be still recurring to
one's mind after this lapse of time.
And yet it is recorded that its author
was dissatisfied with it when he had it
finished , and had once resolved to de
stroy it unseen. It is quite possible that
he felt that his idea was so fully ex
pressed by the title of his poem , that
the lines which followed were mere
redundant verbiage. That idea was no
doubt taken , as are many of Mr. Kip
ling's figures , from the service of the
church of England , where , after com
pleted ceremonies , the singers wrap their
robes about them , and depart to the
music of the recessional hymn ; their
singing becomes faint in the distance
and then is stilled ; with them sound
and animation are withdrawn from the
edifice , and light presently thereafter ;
and the human interests of the late con
gregation are scattered , elsewhere.
The thought must have boon present
in many minds , that the close of the old
queen's reign might mark the highest
rise of England's power , and that from
the unheard-of glories of the Jubilee
her retrogression might fittingly begin ,
to leave her ages hence , one with the
buried and forgotten nations of the
ancient East. And yet , under the light
that has arisen upon the world in this
next following year , how different ap
peal's England's position ! Instead of
approaching the close of her career , she
stands upon its threshold ; instead of her
children falling from her , she sees the
proudest of them doing her little island
honor , as the culture-house where many
peoples set their best fruits , there to
sprout for the transplanting to the field
of the world ; instead of sinking into
forsakenness , and with threatening
figures looming in the mists about her ,
she finds herself raised upon the loftiest
throne that the mind of man has yet
conceived , where no enemy dare look
her in the face ; instead of songs of near-
drawing fate , it is her grand young
Processional that we must find a poet
to be singing.
It is a little late in
CONCERNING the season to begin
on the fly , now
that he is relaxing his efforts to amuse
us ; on the other hand , it is a good time
to consider him dispassionately , when
he is dying or dead , and to learn what
science has to impart concerning him.
To most people a fly is a fly , the smaller
ones the young ones , and the biggest
merely the oldest. It would be too
subtle a paradox to maintain that a fly
is not a fly , and still the converse state
ment does not exhaust the case. And
the size of a fly does not in the least
depend upon his age.
We learn from a pamphlet just re
ceived from Washington , that there are
no less than eight lands of flies that in
fest houses , all entirely distinct. The
smallest of them is a jet black fly which
breeds in the dust under carpets. It is
said to have become more abundant of
late years. We are under the impres
sion that it is not known in Nobroslca.
The next smallest is the little translu
cent chap , who is generally considered a