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VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , MAY 10 , 1900. NO. 44.
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
.T. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR.
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ANOTHER THING. .
riches the repub
lican leaders of Nebraska would be the
most opulent mortals on earth. No
political platform of modern times con
tains a greater number of false state
ments in so few words. McKiuley , who
voted to pass the Bland-Allison bill over
the veto of President Hayes , is now
eulogized as an original gold standard
advocate. And this is the same Me-
Kinley who denounced and reviled
Grover Cleveland as an enemy of the
free coinage of silver nt 16 to 1.
Next week THE CONSERVATIVE may
review the Nebraska republican plat
form and show that to pass resolutions
and falsify records is one thing and to
carry the people for their endorsement
quite another thing.
The German antagonism to the mili
tary element in government can not be
overcome by sporadic German nomina
tions to office. What is true of the
German holds good as to the Russian
and the Scandinavian. They repel
PONAUSEATE. . _
John M. Thurston
was elected delegate at large by a small
majority. He will attend the stockholders -
holders meeting of the McKinley
candidature trust at Philadelphia. The
fact that Troubadour Thurston got the
smallest vote of any of the four selected
tolls sibilantly of the ingratitude of
republicans. They have too generally
forgotten the oratory , the oil room and
the poetry and the promises in which
John was so opulent only a decade or so
ago. They fail to gratefully remember
the character of the great and good
members of the G. O. P. whom the
troubadour has sent to civilize and
christianize the heathen Cubans and the
savage Filipinos. They do not enthuse
over Tom Cook , Brad Slaughter , Ed.
Sizer , Charlie Atkinson , Captain Wood
ward and other typical Thurstonites
who have been placed in federal posi
tions as representatives of their best
brain and morals. Nevertheless , much
to the gratification of TIIE CONSERVA
TIVE , the poet nauseate has "won out"
and may become chief orator at Phila
* h 0 de-pulpit-
MAN WANTED. .
ized preacher who
bragged a few months since of having
been in prison and also delighted in the
fact that he had once been sentenced to
death is now advertising "a man
wanted" in the'dribble organ of fusion
In a roaring rah demontade this un
frocked agitator declares :
"The fight henceforth must be for
men. We have fought the battle of
platforms over and over and what has it
all amounted to in the end ? We have
made steady advances toward the per
manent establishment of plutocracy.
Platforms will never prevent the estab
lishment of a great standing army , a
costly navy , wars of conquest , the over
throw of the constitution and the
declaration of independence. It will
take men to do that. Platforms will not
stop the concentration of wealth in the
hands of the few. Platforms will not
stop the increase of paupers. It will
take men to do these things. It is a man
that we want more than any platform.
Without the man we will be helpless
with the best platform that can be writ
ten by the hand of genius. "
Just think of it. "Platforms will not
stop the concentration of wealth in the
hands of the few. It will take men to
do that. "
How will' ' the men' ' do it ? Will they
prohibit the coinage of candidature ?
Will they interdict speaking for office
as a means of livelihood ? Will "the
men , " to whom the pious drivel refers ,
smother "the infant industry" of elocu
tion and shut up the word-mills oi
itinerant candidates for the presidency ?
Will "the men" be fed on the words of
prophecy uttered in 1890 by that great
seer of calamity , whose predictions ol
disaster from the gold standard have all
everyone of them , been proven utterly
But the ecstatic exhorter calms him
self and winds up his rhapsody with
; he fervid and pious shout : "We have
the man at last. His name is W. J.
This is really solacing. Under his
administration plutocracy shall vanish
and the selfish love of gold perish from-
the human heart.
Was it fair at
WIND. the recent gather
ing of the McKin-
leyites , called a republican state conven
tion , for Rosewater to combat with
partisan work , the words nnd wind of
the sentimental Troubadour Thurston ?
Would any really and truly good man
voluntarily revile the oratory , poetry
and fustian of a statesman who , like
Thurstou , has been always gifted in
making the best social contacts and
most desirable political appointments to
federal offices ?
What can the daily issues of the Bee
amount to as factors in republican suc
cess , compared to the daily utterances of
words , promises and poems by the im
mortal , modest and unselfish Thurstou ?
The wicked and stolid calmness with
which Rosewater opposed Thurston by
truth , and wind , by work and oratory ,
by organization , approaches "criminal
aggression" and the small vote for the
senator shows that Rosewater intended
"benevolent assimilation. "
The political conglomerates
GLOMERATES. glomerates of Ne
braska begin to
recognize their obligations to republican
leadership. It has for years been doing
more to bring about the overthrow of
republicanism in this state than all other
To Thurstou , more than to any other
two-story statesman , is the cause of
silver free coinage at 16 to 1 indebted
all over this commonwealth. In nearly
every county the voice , the far-reaching ,
eloquent and fetching voice of that
mellifluent man has been heard in
denunciation of the single gold standard.
Bryan has been only a negative cause
of the growth and success of the con
glomerates when compared to this
aggressive and defiant dictator.
To Thurston the Bryanarchists , the
fusiouists , the populists and all other
elements of the agglomerated vagarists
of Nebraska must award great praise
and glory in vast volume. Had there
been no Thurstou in Nebraska there
would have been no possibility , as there is
now , of fusion success in the year 1000.
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