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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1899)
VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , AUGUST 17 , 1899. NO. 6.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE DISCUSSION
OF POLITICAL , ECONOMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL
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Entered at the postofflce at Nebraska City ,
Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 29th , 1808.
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answered as to
"who built the Cereal Mills and Starch
Works at Nebraska City , which give
steady and remunerative employment
to three hundred persons ? "
These successful and valuable manu
factories , which convert more than a
million of bushels of coarse grains , at
Nebraska City , into human food every
ten mouths , were not originated , founded
nor completed by sixteen-to-one-free-
disciples. They are not owned and
operated by - - -
populists or fusioucrats.
They were not built up here because
the kindly economic theories of Allen ,
Bryan , Bill Deoh and D. Olem Deaver
invited capital to plant itself at this
place or anywhere else in Nebraska.
THE CONSERVATIVE gladly answers
the question and renews one : " When ,
where and how did Allen , Bryan , Hoi-
comb , Bill Dech or Kem induce a dollar
to put itself into any business in Nebras
ka except office seeking ? "
preacher upon the
place and pelf-hunting politician makes
a partisan mule of great vice. One of
the latest blasts of bathos from this
braying brotherhood in Nebraska is
found in the consolidated Wealth-Maker
and Independent of August 10th. Head :
"When the Burlington magnates con
clude to raise taxation in this state it
don't take them long to do it. They
don't consult anyone and make no fuss
about the matter. The other day the
directors concluded to issue $85,000,000
of bonds in addition to the enormous
amount outstanding. The interest on
those bonds will have to be paid by the
people residing along their lines. They
will be taxed just that much more thau
they have been for the benefit of the
bondholders. The mullet heads will
never have sense enough to find it out.
All they will know is that times have
grown a little harder. The directors of
the Burlington sized them up about
right. They know that these republican
idiots will never be able to find out that
the Burlington has raised their rate of
Suppose the new issue of bonds builds
double tracks and makes betterments of
transportation for the people ? The old
bonds "before the crime of 1878" drew
eight and ten per cent interest. Under
the maintained gold standard the new
bonds draw four per cent interest. If
"the interest on those bonds will have
to be paid by the people residing along
their lines" how outraged those people
will feel at the beggarly low rate of
interest compared to that paid ' 'before
the crime of 1878 ! " "Idiots will never
be able to find out that the Burlington
has raised their rate of taxation by
lowering the rate of interest on its own
bonds. " Even depulpitized preachers
ought to know that old bonds taken up
by new bonds drawing less interest
lessen taxation 1
LIFE INSURANCE AND LOW INTEREST.
A policy taken out in the Mutual Life
Insurance Company of New York for
three thousand dollars to be paid for
in full in ten years carried at the age
of thirty-two , in 18G5 , an annual prem
ium of $148.50.
The same sort of policy , on same age ,
to be paid in same term of years , taken
in the same company in 1899 will cost
for same amount of money about one
hundred and seventy dollars ( $170) ) .
Eates of interest have declined so
precipitously , since the crime of 1878 ,
that the rates of life insurance have
been greatly enhanced. As the rates
for the use of money decline the prem
iums on life insurance must advance ,
rise. Life insurance companies cannot
realize the incomes from investments in
1899 that they did in 1805. The crime
of 1878 has put up the cost of life in
The reason for
fusing the incon
gruous elements of IG-to-l democracy
and populism in Nebraska , it is bravely
proclaimed , is a desire and ambition to
get offices. Like the leader of the six-
teeii-to-ono forces , Mr. Bryan , the
average fusion-populist avows with re
frigerating frankness that "it is not the
honor but the money in the office" that
attracts. The combination is like that
of the Standard Oil or Silver syndicate
to get money.
The disciples and advocates of this
"trust , " to get a monopoly of offices ,
declare it very proper and patriotic.
Nevertheless if republicans and gold
standard democrats in Nebraska should
make a fusion for the same purpose the
sixteeu-to-oue amalgamationists would
be wild with denunciation of such an
alliance. And if the republicans should
nominate one gold democrat to parallel
the nomination by the populists of the
one silver democrat , what a howl of
derision would rend the skies 1 If the
republican ticket , with a single gold
democrat on it , should claim to be the
gold standard democracy's ticket , how
everybody would giggle 1
The editor of
TIVE is so susceptible to flattery that he
cannot refrain from reproducing the
following from the Stanton Register :
"As soon as Judge Howard of the
Papilliou Times found out that his
course in criticising Holcomb was pleas
ing to J. Sterling Morton , he quit.
What pleases Morton is sure to injure
The kind of reform represented by the
gentlemen who seek offices "for the
money" that is in them , rather than
with an honorable ambition to efficient
ly serve the country , is always shocked
and damaged by any citizen who , in a
public position , saves public money and
covers it back into the public treasury.
And a man who , while secretary of
agriculture , covered back into the treas
ury more than nineteen per cent of the
appropriations for that department , and
so saved to tax-payers more than two
millions of dollars , is particularly "in
jurious" to the Holcomb style of house-
rent reform and likewise to that ballot-
fixing reform which attempted to rape
justice and debauch liberty by counting
in two populist members of the supreme
court of the state.
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