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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1899)
VOL. i. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , JUNE 8 , 1899. NO. 48.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
.T. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
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PREVENTIVE. ° * miraculous cur
ative properties are
advertised everywhere everyday iii the
United States. There are panaceas for
all ailments. Those which will kill the
microbes of old age , cure bilious colic ,
heal cancers and make hair grow on
stone stops for foot-mats are common.
But there is a political prescription
guaranteed to prevent majorities for the
conglomerate political organization
headed by Colonel Bryan. That pre
scription is :
"Take the free coinage of silver at
the ratio of sixteen-to-oue. "
The conglomerates of Bryanarchy can
be sure of having only a minority with
them if they will swallow that dose.
It proved efficient as a preventive in
1896 and it will be no less effective in
McKinleyism wants that issue again.
There will be no out and out gold stan
dard honest money legislation by a
republican congress with the approval
of McKinley. He won once fighting
sixteen-to-ouo heresies and it is so easy
to do it again that McKinley and his
friends wish the same issue in 1900.
The Byranarchists agree with them.
A CODE or LAWS. .
lal days the only
decent and uniform system of statutes
provided the people of Nebraska came
from a commission of lawyers of whom
Origen D. Riclmrdpon was the chair
man. The territorial assembly author
ized the codification and the governor
appointed three reputable lawyers who
prepared the code and submitted it to
the ensuing session which gave it vigor
the usual be-it-onacted. The
by - - legisla
tors wrote not a word of either the
criminal or civil code , nor did they
frame the school law , nor the revenue
law. Under the system of statutes thus
provided justice in the territory of Ne
braska was well administered.
After March , 1867 , the date of admis
sion into the Union of the state of Ne
braska , there came a chaotic condition
as to statutes and then again a code
commission was created and statutes for
the state of Nebraska were prepared ,
arranged and perfected for an ensuing
legislature which enacted the same.
And nearly all that is good in our state
laws today results from this last codifica
tion and nearly all that is bad has been
evolved by callow , inexperienced and
In view of these facts THE CONSERVA
TIVE suggests that the best possible way
to reform the laws of Nebraska is to get
a code commission at work at the earl
iest possible moment to prepare for this
commonwealth a criminal code , a civil
code , revenue law and school law. Such
a system as Woolworth , Cowan , Doaue ,
Wakely , Sawyer , Mandersou , Ames ,
McHugh , Warren , Webster , or other
men of law who have had equal exper
ience with these gentlemen and rejoice
in similar reputation for ability and
character could prepare , would be better
for Nebraska than any system hatched
out in forty or sixty days by an ordinary
braska and all its
orators and journals advocate trusts.
Every one of them in 1896 did commend
and every one of them in 1899 does de
clare favorably for the silver trust.
In 1896 the silver trust furnished the
great bulk of the money to carry on the
campaign for Bryan and Watson.
The silver trust was then working to
secure an administration and legislation
which would put the artificial value of
one dollar and twenty-nine cents an
ounce on silver by coining it , without
limit , at the ratio of 16-to-l.
Bryan and all his supporters were
merely advocating the adoption of a
domestic protective tariff for silver.
The same substance was , however ,
previously moulded into another form by
Troubadour Thurston. That rhyming
Moses , in a speech at Lincoln , immedi
ately after his election to the United
States senate , in a moment of poetic
ecstacy proclaimed himself for the free
and unlimited coinage of all American-
mined silver at 16-to-l. The pauper sil
ver of Europe and other foreign coun
tries was thus , by the gay and gushing
troubadour , to be eliminated from cir
culation with the homo product.
But now the troubadour sings no sil
ver songs and is , with golden effrontery ,
standing under the windows of Wall
street and softly importuning the eu-
chautry of wealth and luxurious life in
behalf of his own delicate and finely
organized personality. He is not for the
There never has been a monopoly con
stituted with more skill , more avarice
and greater busi-
The Monopoly negs sngacity than
of Silver.,0 J *
the Silver Smelter
Trust. It completed its consolidation
and embraced every silver smelter in the
United States in March , 1899. It con
trols all silver-reducing and silver-refin
ing plants in the United States. It re
presents many hundreds of millions. It
has put up the price of silver four to six
cents an ounce. And to raise the price
of silver is the avowed intent of popu
lism and all other elements of Bryau-
archy. To help the silver trust first ,
and establish securely an office-holding
trust for populists and other vagarists
second , is the solo reason for the exist
ence of the Chicago platform party , the
St. Louis agglomeration and of silver
republicans. They are a trust. They
advocate trusts. And the free coinage
of silver at 16-to-l is the end sought by
the Silver Smelter Trust.
Assessors should always be selected
with great care from non-property
holders. The men who own neither
real estates nor personal property are
best qualified always , in this propin
quity , for valuing the property of
Whenever any citizen conies to a dead
stand-still in life and declares himself
incompetent to make himself a living he
must bo given a public position to which
is appended a salary. All zealous and
vocal partisans who talk hell for their
political antagonists and heaven for
those of their own faith understand the
value of utter incompetency in "boss
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