VOL. i. CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , JULY 14 , 1898. NO. i.
J. STERLING MORTON , Editor.
THE CONSERVATIVE will bo iiJued on Thursday of each week. THE CONSERVATIVE has been established
and will be published in the hit "rest of the conservation of all that is deemed desirable in the social , industrial
and political life of the UnitedtfStates.
It will advocate the conservation of the public funds by rigorous honesty and frugality in the administra
tion of precinct , town , city , county , state and national affairs. It will demonstrate that the greater burdens of
taxation upon the American people are caused by extravagance and mismanagement in local governments.
And THE CONSERVATIVE will insist that to preserve democratic forms of government , local , state and national
affairs must be committed to men qualified and fitted , by study , experience and high character , to manage them.
THE CONSERVATIVE will , in short , advocate and defend the civil-service merit system , by which only an eiflcient ,
, honest , safe and just government .of the people can bo perpetuated.
THE CONSERVATIVE will , under all circumstances , at all times , and in defiance of all opposition , declare for
and stand up for equal rights to all the intelligent citizenship of the republic.
THE CONSERVATIVE will recognize no attempted division of American citizens into antagonisms by which
designing men endeavor to separate Americans into "plain people" and "rich people , " into "laboring classes"
and "capitalistic classes. "
THE CONSERVATIVE will treat all Americans as laborers , either with hands or heads doing either manual
or mental work or both. There is no menacing "leisure class" in the United States. Conflicts between money
'and ' muscle have nearly always been inaugurated by politicians seeking prominence and profits through
THE CONSERVATIVE will defend the rights of labor. It will respect the rights of capital. It will contend
that capital without labor or labor without capital is as incapable of producing prosperity as eggs are incapable
of producing chickens without incubation.
The rights of individual citizens will bo asserted and protected. The rights of de-individualized corpora
tions will likewise be proclaimed and defended.
THE CONSERVATIVE will declare for the continuance of the single gold standard in the monetary system of
the government of the United States. It will combat the free coinage of silver at 1(5 ( to 1. It will contend that
the relative value of coins made of silver and gold depends , not upon an enacted ratio , but upon the relative
market value of the silver and gold bullion which those coins contain.
THE CONSERVATIVE will publish , from time to time , the legends and traditions of the primitive prairies
and plains of the great West. . It will strenuously endeavor to transmit historical truths as to the territory and
state of Nebraska , and , in agreeable form , preserve the records of its pioneers.
Nearly all commodity or merchantable values depend upon the portability of products , and from that
point of view the commercial question of passenger and freight transportation will be intelligently discussed by
Railroads and the other power agents and methods of facilitating the exchanges of the products of one
part of the country for those of another part of the country , or for exchanging by transportation the industrial
output of one nation for the results of the labor of another nation , will bo candidly considered , debated and
elucidated , without bias , without prejudice , and with the single desire and solo intent of finding the truth , de
claring it and fighting for it.
THE CONSERVATIVE enters upon its existence with the hope of becoming useful as a truth-teller , and influential
social industrial and political life , which the experience
ential as a militant exponent of ove/ything in American ,
ience of one hundred and twenty-two years of national independence lias proved to be worth conserving.
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has just been completed in Nebraska City. It is a substantial brick building 100x40 feet. It is especially de
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folder , ruling-machine and stitching apparatus are operated , is 80x40 foot and lighted by twelve windows.
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