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, v ' ff The Conservative. There are lead ALLEGED RE- ing , vehement ORGANIZERS. Bryanarchists who incessantly assault alleged reorganizers of democracy in the United States. But who are the ag gressive citizens thus charged upon and rode down , day after day , by the swash bucklers of financial fallacies ? "What prominent gold standard democrat in Nebraska or in any other state has attempted to break into the conventions , caucuses or councils of fusion and populism ? Who has sought to re organize the Bryanarchists except their own peerless leader ? Many sensible citizens are tired of both the old parties. They do not wish to aid in reorgan- A New Party. izing or strength ening either , any more than they yearn to vote for the distinguished platitudinarians who now represent both. There is , and has been for years , a * large independent vote in the United States , which neither the allurements of political position nor the threats of political bosses can control. This independent vote can elect either the alleged republican candidate or the alleged democratic candidate. When each old party has a bad platform and a bad candidate the independent vote is given to that which has in it the least poison for the republic. Trimmers are very often successful in securing nominations for the presidency. McKinley is a trim- Trimmers , mer of peculiarly oily shiftiness. He was an avowed free silverite in 1878 and voted for the Bland-Allison abomination when it was carried over the sturdy and honest veto of President Hayes. Mo- Kinloyis , by his emotionalism , much like his distinguished Nebraska rival. The unctuosity or tne exnorter , who * blandly beams upon an audience while he seemingly washes the sins of the world from his hands with celestial soap , is a marked characteristic of both these pious politicians. They are par ticularly prominent as persons who cultivate the prejudices of various classes , and appeal to the meaner pas sions of mankind with a saintly up lifting of the eyes and a plaintively sonorous "my friends , " dripping from their automatic tongues. Panderers to the popular craze , whatever it may happen to bo , are not statesmen any more than minnows are whales. This republic has been run by trimmers long enough and the demand now is if utter ruin may yet be escaped for positive and logical statesmen , lofty in charac- 'ter , exalted as to ability , and pure in patriotism. The voters holding the balance of ' " > .1 power in the United States are outside the McKinley Independents. crowd and outside the Bryauarchists. . These independents may not select high deals of their own way of thinking about the public service for the presi dency , because they have no nominating lonventious. But they can and will vote against the candidate , no matter at party may have nominated , him , who is least like an ideal statesman. The independents hold the power to sleet presidents of the United States in their own hands. They will not be beguiled into the organizations or the re-organizations of either the republican or the democratic party. They will continue as the balance-of-power party in this Nation to vote independently for the least of the two evils which the old parties may advocate. Independents in the United States can continue , inde pendently , to elect presidents though they never nominate them in conven tions. Independents fear no leaders. They acknowledge no bosses. They ask no favors. They vote for the best interests of their common country and neither of the old political organizations can bribe , bully or buy their ballots. No caucus can politically prescribe for , no convention coerce the balance-of- power voters in Caucus. the United States. Therefore , all the flapdoodleism , the threateuings and wheedlings , evolved by the advocates and orators of the two existing putridi ties , is , to independents , as a harmless summer shower , which brings more wind than water , to a stately forest of oaks. Every railroad TREES. company in the United States should utilize the unused parts of its right-of-way for arboriculture. Every railroad in the United States could thus raise in twenty years catalpa ties enough to almost supply itself. Station agents and section foremen could cultivate and protect the young trees along each line for three years. After that time the trees will take care of themselves. The cost of raising their own ties would not be one-half the cost of ties they must purchase from others. If Charles E. Perkins , Harriman - man , the Goulds and the Vauderbilts will start the arboreal utilization of the waste right-of-way owned in the United States by railroad companies they will have earned the gratitude of the public and much money for themselves. The.fertile fields ABUNDANCE. of Nebraska are nowsatnratod with Juno showers. The sun is smiling upon them by day , and the dews are soothing them by night. The corn is growing so swiftly that the plow men must hurry to get through it a third time without being lost and suffocated among the stalks. The wheat is as sured. Oats are not very good. But clover and alfalfa are magnificent , and forage is to be plentiful for the next winter. The gold standard is the creed of this people and prosperity is persist ent. In a burst of elo- THREE TO quenco Ohauncey ONE. Depew ( exclaims : "Which infliction do you prefer ? From which will you make the swiftest retreat three terms of McKinley or one term of Bryan ? " THAT NEW PARTY. The Omaha Bee of June llth , re marks : 1J. Sterling Morton still harps on the necessity of a new political party , to be built on the foundations of conservatism that marked the democracy before it became infused with populism. He now wants to know what harm "a balance of power party" can bring about. The real question is , what good can it effect that cannot be better accomplished through the republican party ? " The balance-of-power party only elects a McKinley when it is necessary to beat'a vagarist and a fallacy. The republican party admires just such sleek phrase-makers such Chadbands and such unctuous piety and platitudes as the McKinley incarnation. The re publican party is accomplishing no good , and would not be in power today except for the conservatives who voted its ticket in preference to that of Bry- anarohy , which they thought might accomplish more evil. MUNICIPAL REFORM. EDITOR THE CONSERVATIVE : Please accept my acknowledgements of the municipal government edition of your paper. I agree with you most heartily as to the need of reform in city government. But don't you hink that an educational qualification would be better than your suggestion , to put a tax on thrift ? Would it not reduce corruption among officials , ( and thereby weaken the hold of the "ringsters , " ) if all grants of franchises , etc. , had to be referred to the voters for confirmation ? also , if the voters had a right to discharge unsatis factory or guilty public servants : i. e. , vote them out of office ? By all means , let us have municipal. civil service. Wherever technical skill is required , I think there should be proof of qualification , even with elected offi cials ; for instance , in the case of a city engineer , etc. The suggestion in your paper that all city governments should be consolidated , or rather merged , in the counties , is a reform we expect to win here this fall. The "city and county of Denver" will be Denver and the adjoining portion of Arapahoe county , divided off and governed - erned by one set of. officials. Sincerely yours , H. P. BENNETT. Denver , Colo. , June 7 , 1901.