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p . , if I Cbc VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , JULY $ , 1900. NO. 52. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK. .T. STERLING MORTON , EDITOR. A JOUUNAT , DEVOTED TO THE DISCUSSION Or POLITICAL , ECONOMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL QUESTIONS. CIRCULATION THIS WEEK 7,300 COPIES. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One dollar and a half per year , In advance , postpaid , to any part of the United States or Canada. Remittances made payable to The Morton Printing Company. Address , THE CONSERVATIVE , Nebraska City , Neb. Advertising Rates made known upon appli cation. Entered at the postofllce at Nebraska City , Neb. , as Second Class matter , July 20th , 1808. The cold and COOL. . . , , . glacial style of the effrontery which will characterize the condemnation of "trusts" by the Kan sas Oity convention will glitter like an icicle , even in the torrid light of a July sun. The denunciation of "trusts" by the only national convention which con tains delegate at largo from the Now York Oity ice trust is refreshing and refrigerating. It touches the zero of demagogic gall. 6 ° WllerS ° f TO UPLIFT SILVER. .I silver mines , sil ver smelters and silver bullion have a direct personal , pecuniary and political interest in the reafflrination of the Chicago cage platform of 1890. That declara tion in favor of special silver legislation received the support and the enormous contributions of the producers and owners of the silver mines and bullion in all the Kocky Mountain states. The cheerful proposition made time and again by that profound student of finance whom the silver trust nominated for the presidency that by the enact ment of a law , in the United States , to compel the free coinage of silver at 10 to 1 , the value of every ounce of silver on earth would be raised to $1.29 , cap tivated Colorado and other states in control of smelters and other plutocratic combines. The entire campaign , so far as the currency question was involved , was , on . _ , . the part of Bryan A Class. and his disciples , a campaign of the class owning silver bullion and silver mines against the mass of voters who did not own silver property. All the arguments , all the flabbergastic oratory of 1890 , in behalf of the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 10 to 1 with gold , represented a paid-for plan , a corrupt plot , to uplift the price of silver in behalf of the few and to the wronging and wrecking of the many. Deliberate and unified effort to put the government of the United States into the hands of a silver trust , in the year 1890 , ignominionsly failed. The cam paign of 1890 will be repeated by the silver trust in 1900 and the American people will bo again implored to debase the currency and debauch the credit of their country. POLITICS.Thedopulpitized PIETY m POLITICS. preacher , who pro claims his piety and politics in the Lin coln Independent , reproduces from the "Peoples' Champion" the subjoined specimen of popnlistic piety and prin ciples. Here you have the animus of the entire organization. It is for place , power , plunder , piracy and the defile ment of the public credit. Anything to get office anything to win an oppor tunity to loot the national treasury to make it an adjunct of Orokor and emptier than the heads of the deluded followers of populism : "Some fusionists seem , to think that Towne's nomination by the democrats at Kansas Oity may be assured by con vincing the democrats of his eminent fitness. Let us whisper a word. It's victory those fellows want. Assure them of that and fitness may take its chances. The more you convince such men as Hill , Oroker , Van Wyok , et al , of Towne's fitness to be Bryan's mate the less they will like him. Convince them that they can win with Towne , but will fail without him , and they'll every one whoop 'or up for Towuo. That's practical politics. " Because the law . . . . . . . . , reestablishing and reaffirming the gold standard was enacted last congress many good citizens disgusted with the present adminis tration think they may vote for Bryan without danger to the monetary system of the country. In this they are mistaken ; Bryan and all his followers are pledged to repeal that law , if they can get the power to do so. It is not safe , for those who wish the gold standard to permanently re main , to vote for Bryan , bitter as the other dose may taste , orgeFred Wil- AN ECONOMIC PRINCIPLE.Imms , the noted political economist of Massachusetts , advances the follow ing economic reason for reaffirming 10 to 1 and his opinion will probably have much weight in determining the result at the Kansas Oity convention : "To make concessions now , would mean that Cleveland was right and the greatest man in the democratic party. I do not believe this convention will do it. " Ho no longer insists that 10 to 1 is right. He does not assert that experi ence has demonstrated the correction of the financial plank of the Chicago plat form. His interview implies the con verse , that the party was wrong in 1890 , but to admit it would be to admit that "Grover Cleveland was right and the greatest man in the democratic party. " The Bryanarohists are certainly in a deplorable predicament that they declare this the only reason for reaffirm ing the fallacy of 1890. It will bo noticed HARDLY. that the "demo cratic" doctrines now promulgated by J. Sterling Morton receive the unani mous commendation and approval of the McKinley press. Omaha World- Herald. Hardly as generally endorsed as the supplications of Bryan in behalf of the ratification of the treaty of Paris which made imperialism possible ! Hardly as universally commended by republi cans as the continued efforts of Bryan- arohy to debauch the currency and destroy the credit of the United States ! In a letter to the THAT TREATY. Knoxville Senti nel , Mr. Bryan asks : "How can we justify the sacrifice of American soldiers and the killing of Filipinos merely to show that we can whip them ? " Everybody who roads cnything or knows anything about the constitution , the laws and the treaties of the United States knows that the latter , having been ratified by the senate , are as bind ing , as sacred and as much to be defended as the constitution itself. And even Bryan knows that ho and his friends boasted that they secured the ratification of that treaty which made the Filipinos amenable to the authority of the United Skates. Justification is by that treaty which Bryan advocated. &r