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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1898)
VOL. i. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , Tt fksDAY , OCTOBER 13 , 1898 NO. 14.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
J. STERLING MORTON , Eurrou.
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Children cry and
THK MONEY , . . . . , J ,
POIVEK. shiver with fear at
the stories told by
old aunts and other ancient relatives ,
concerning non-existent hobgoblins ,
witches and ghosts. And so infants in
finance , tyros in economics and fatheaded -
headed urchins in monetary studies are
aroused and alarmed into he-hysterics
by voluble orators who depict the des
perate and dastardly designs of the
money power on "the plain people. "
The Money Power desires to cripple
everybody who owes the Money Power
HO that the Money Power can never
i cover its dues ! !
The Money Power deliberately plans
and causes panics so that the Money
Power may see people , off whom
money has been and may be made , con
verted into paupers who can" furnish
money to nobody !
The Money Power lies awake nights
to devise ways of making blue ruin for
the country , because the Money Power
can always thrive so stalwartly where
agriculture , commerce and manufac
ture are cold and decayed in death.
The Money Power wants no prosper
ity anywhere because the Money Power
knows that disaster , failure and bank
ruptcy always make the slave of the
Money Power more uneful and profit
The Money Power will soon , however ,
be driven out of the country if popu
Capital with all its wicked intentions
of building mills , sugar factories , ele
vators , starch factories and other indus
trial establishments in Nebraska will be
deliberately driven out of the state by
the election of men who damn the
Money Power , denounce capital and
arouse popular discontent.
Money has no power when it is
lioarded and inert.
Money confers no benefit upon its
owner until it leaves him.
How then can oven foolish people bo
scared into political paroxysms by the
portraitures of the Money Power which
Senator Allen and other artists flam
boyantly depict ?
about as nour
ishing to trade as fiat food would be to
bodily strength and health.
If legislation has the power to create
value by a mere be-it-enacted it can by
the same necromancy create nutriment.
The enchantry which can make forty
cents' worth of silver bullion equal to a
hundred cents' worth of gold bullion
can make a forty -pound sack of flour
equal in furnishing nutrition to a sack
which holds a hundred pounds of flour.
If an irredeemable dollar is just as
good as one redeemable in gold an ir
redeemable order for a meal of victuals
is just as good as a meal and equally as
If a dollar which contains only forty
cents' worth of silver bullion is worth
just as much as it would bo if it con
tained a hundred cents' worth of that
bullion why is not forty per cent of a
gallon of skimmed milk equal to a gal
lon of Jersey cream ?
If an enacted ratio between the coins
determines the relative value of the
bullion the coins contain , instead of the
commercial value of the bullion deter
mining the value of the coins , then why
cannot legislation prescribe a ratio be
tween corn bread and wheat bread ?
Corn bread is not as much in demand
as wheat bread. Corn is cheaper than
wheat. But why not by law institute
bi-cerealism "without to
- regard any
other nation ? " Why not create a desire -
sire and demand for corn bread by an
enacted legal ratio ? Why not make it
legal to offer guests sixteen ounces of
corn bread in lieu of every ounce of
wheat bread demanded ?
If metallic money must be regulated
by ratios why not foods ?
And if value in money may be all fiat
and the money good why may not fat
tening food bo likewise all fiat ?
No man who raves against capital and
endeavors to array the so-called poor
against the so-called rich is fit to bo
elected to any legislature.
October 8 , 1898 ,
ix TIIF IIAMJS , , , . ,
OF A UKCEIVKlt.fch ° Allowing letter -
tor reached the
author of Coin's Financial School and
found him ready with cheerful alacrity
to accept from the assignees the position
of receiver for an exploded corporation
of silver mine and bullion owners.
"Mr. W. H. Harvey , Chicago , El.
Dear Sir : The undersigned committee
on ways and means , to further the cause
of bimetallism and the overthrow of cor
rupt republican domination of this
country , tenders you the position of
general manager of its work. You will
observe that the committee represents
not only the democratic party , but the
allied forces that are working with it
for the protection of the Republic and
free institutions , and it is in a spirit of
harmony and true patriotism that we
desire your assistance.
"JAMES K. JONES.
"WILLIAM J. STONE.
"JOHN P. ALTQELD.
"WILLIAM V. ALLEN.
"HENUY M. TELLEU. "
Mr. Harvey has notified the commit
tee of his acceptance of the position ,
and has opened an office in the Unity
building , Chicago.
epistle is too modest , as anyone may ob
serve , when it assumes to represent
"not only the democratic party , but the
allied forces that are working witli it
for the protection of the Republic. "
The authors of that letter are giant
guardians of the plain people.
Each signer of that purely patriotic
epistle can point with pride to great
benefits which his statesmanship has
bestowed upon plain people !
And it must wound their affectionate
and delicate sensibilities to place cor
porate bimetallism in the hands of a
receiver. But their sorrow is softened ,
no doubt , by the fact that Coin Harvey
is the receiver and that if all the asses
he has converted to his financial views
can be used as assets , lie will make'
the best possible showing for the falla
cies which have failed.
There is a man
trying to become
governor of Nebraska who really be
lieves that government can evolve value
from nothingness by the mere magic of
a "be-it-onacted. " This Mr. Poynter ,
who was not long ago a distinguished
prohibitionist , may have experienced
pangs for fear that a bibulous legislature
might make rainwater into beer or
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