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VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , NO. 40.
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TRUSTS AND .
DEWEY. m ° rn fcl
eve , for lo these
many months , the American people have
heard of only two possible candidates
for the presidency of the United States
in 1900. But now , in the invigorating
sunshine of early April , just a little after
the first day of the month , we are in
formed , by the associated press , that
Admiral Dewey will not decline a nomi
nation to the presidency by one , two , or
three , or four parties. This is really
refreshing. The admiral would , no
doubt , make an honest and an efficient
president. He would not bo run as a
mere adjunct to Quay , Hanna , Platt ,
Elkius and Go. It is a serious question
whether any man , who will not be sub
servient to a partisan organization , can
bo elected president.
Bryan has the nomination of throe
parties ; he is in politics a polygamist to
the same extent that Brigham Roberts is
in matrimony. There is only one party
which has not nominated Bryan for the
presidency and that is the republican.
Its stockholders and directors are all
MoKiuleyites and will , at the general
round-up of their office holders in
national convention , declare for the re-
nomination of "tho present inoum-
branoe" of the White House , with
profitable unanimity unless by the inagio
of his oratory Bryan , before that as
sembly , may have captured their hearts
/ Whether Dewey or any other citizen
/ can compete in candidature with the
, Bryan trust on
I The Trust. .
\ 'nominations ,
Nwhioh is a combine of silver republicans
) Opulists and sixteen-to-one plated
democrats , when that is working with
and for , the Mark Hanna-McKinley
; rust , nobody can tell. To the ordinary
observer the nomination market seems
to have been cornered for the crop of
1900. The two great political monop
olies are manipulated for McKiuley and
Bryan. Each of these distinguished
citizens desires the nomination of the
other. Bryan thinks he can beat Mc
Kiuley more easily than any one else
and MoKiuloy knows ho can defeat
Bryan if he could not any other alleged
Thomas Brackett Reed would accept
the presidency , no doubt , with the same
Tom Rood. , . , , . i
Dewey would indulge at his own in
auguration. Mr. Reed is an American
of conceded character for ability and
patriotism. He would make an honest ,
efficient , wise and patriotic president.
He is equal , at least in experience , to
Colonel Bryan , and certainly as big in
tellectually as MoKiuley and Hauna.
Richard Oluey , of New England ,
lawyer in Boston , has demonstrated his
, , , , ability and fitness
for the presidency
in many ways and at no time more
clearly than in his correspondence with
Lord Salisbury. Whether Mr. Oluey
could be persuaded even if an election
could be assured him to accept any
party or other nomination for the presi
dency , THE CONSERVATIVE is in doubt.
The former secretary of the treasury ,
Hon. J. G. Carlisle , is a strong , honest
John O. Carlisle. , , far-seeing _ _ .
accession to the presidency would be a
blessed good thing for the United States.
California contains a citizen who is
known from ocean to ocean as a greal
, , , , . orator , a sound
John P. Irish. , ,
economist and an
unflinching advocate of the gold stand
ard. John P. Irish would make an
Ex-President Harrison is an able anc
tried statesman. His integrity and
ability are -
Bcti. Harrison. , . , _
friend of the gold standard in the United
States could and would vote for Harri
son as against Bryan.
/But the nominations are controlled by
a , monopoly made up of two political
parties which are energized and mauagec
by the most dangerous and demoralizing
itizenship of this republic. The grea
> ody of-die American people have uoth-
ng to say or to do in selecting candi
dates for the presidency. They have
only the lein and tasteless satisfaction
of choosing the lesser of two evils with
which they are confronted and menaced.
Some of the fer-
via fnonds of
Bryan , who predict his nomination and
election with ns much accuracy as
Bryan in 1896 predicted the prosperity
of 1900 declare that their incandescent
candidate is now forty years of ago and
was never sick in his life. Evidently
they forget that he was once so ill that
lie "threw up his commission as
The study of the
OUERY. weather vane and
the forecasts of
Professor Moore tends to unsettle the
powers of adherence and the capacity
for persistent push. President McKinley -
ley gazes for hours at the tin rooster and
other wind indicators and roads with
avidity the forecasts of the weather
bureau. These intellectual occupations
have weakened his judgment and rattled
loose all the machinery evolving con
stancy to principle. Hence this query :
Why is the mind of President Me-
Kiiiley like his bed ?
Because it has to be made up for him
every time he wants to use it.
lY xlI. . JL - _ . . MI
editor of the cen
tral organ of vagarists at Lincoln be
moans the vast industrial plants and the
gigantic incorporations of money which
own and control them ; and , in the
anguish of solicitude , cries out , "What
shall we do with our boys ? "
The answer would bo very unanimous
ly given if it were demonstrated that
the boys would grow to adult age as
mere reproductions of "the old man : "
"Drown 'em. "
The old man says that his boys cannot
meet present industrial conditions , com
pete with the capitalistic classes and
achieve anything more than serfdom.
He knows what "the boys" pedigree is ,
and that there is only one way to over
come the peril of trusts and that way is :
breed a different race of boys. However ,
to avoid the loss to humanity , which a
cessation of that stock would precipitate ,
all incorporated capital might be dis
persed by legislative aggressions , in the
interests of Bryanarohy and "our boys , "
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