In order to found a strong Conservative party he established a paper, the Vaterland, which was the organ of the Clerical and Federalist party.
A coalition of generals and Conservatives turned Sagasta out in July 1890, and he only returned to the councils of the regency in December 1892, when the Conservative party split into two groups under Canovas and Silvela.
In the Upper House, however, the magnates united with the government to form a conservative party obstinately opposed to any project of reform, which frustrated all the efforts of the Liberals.
Meanwhile Ramus, as graduate of the university, had opened courses of lectures; but his audacities drew upon him the hostility of the conservative party in philosophy and theology.
The Conservative party gained strength from the alarm raised by this incident and still more from the shock caused by the assassination of the duc de Berri.