The Lincoln independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1895-1896, September 27, 1895, Image 3

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    V
THE PEOPLE MUST PAY
PLEASURE TRIPS OF DEMO
CRATIC OFFICIALS.
Pablle one Ft Snap HypoorUy of
Belf-Btjled Raformere Junketing of
Cleveland and III fabluel Sliamle
Xcglect of lutle.
Washington special: When Grant
was president the democratic press
made a great outcry over the use by
the wife of Attorney Ginuinl Williams
of a government carriage. Each mem
ber of the cabinet is allowed an equip
page for official purposes, and It has
been the common practice, and is yet, to
use this official conveyance for social
purposes. Nevertheless, during the
Grant administration the democrats
made an awful to do about it. The
scandal was magnified to such propor
tions that the sobriquet, "Landaulet
Williams," became a catchword in pol
itics. It pushed the attorney general
Into political obscurity.
Times have changed. Not only has
Mr. Cleveland all the carriages he and
bis family and friends can use, with
blooded horses to draw them, for pub
lic and private functions, but a war ves
sel Is actually assigned to his service
and called the "president's yacht."
Magnificent railroad trains are fur
nished to him free of personal cost, ami
when he goes a-flshing a lighthouse
tender, wnlch is supposed to supply oil
to signal stations along the Atlantic
coast, is taken over for his accommoda
tion. This is a "reform era," let us bear in
mind, when our ofllcials are "conse
crated." And yet there Is an extraordinary
condition of affairs to-day at Washing
ton. The government is without head,
arms or even a tall. Nearly every of
ficial executive officer is absent on a
Junket. Not only are the cabinet on
cers and the assistants of cabinet of
ficers cavcrting around at government
expense, but chief clerks, chiefs of di
vision, private secretaries and even
stenographers have followed the Illus
trious example of the chief magistrate
and are having a good time on the dead
head plan. To transact any affair of
importance is impossible under such
conditions. Understrappers are in the
saddle, proud of the novelty of power,
nd reckless In the exercise of trust
which should always be used with cau
tion and sense. When Attorney Gen
eral Williams' wife used a carriage of
the department of justice to go to re
ceptions and to do her marketing, at
least it could be said that the wheels
of the government did not quite cease
revolving.
Secretary of the Navy Herbert, under
pretense of making a tour of inspection,
Is "doing" the summer resorts on the
dispatch boat Dolphin, entertaining his
friends and causing the consumption of
government powder in receiving and
answering the salute of seventeen guns
which a cabinet officer receives. The
Dolphin carries at sea seven officers and
108 men, and consumes an average of
273 tons of coal every three weeks. The
"tour of Inspection" is all poppycock.
All this expense is being had simply
to give Secretary Herbert and bis son
a good time.
The assistant secretary, Mr. McAdoo,
Is also Junketing. As a member of con
gress from New Jersey, Mr. McAdoo
was eloquent in denouncing republican
extravagance and republican Junketing.
McAdoo, aa a democratic official, has
Junketed and cruised in our finest men-of-war
to all points of the compass.
The treasury department presents a
most extraordinary spectacle in illus
tration of the aphorism that "public
office is a private snap." Sailing over
the waters of the great lakes is Secre
tary Carlisle with his whole family.
Among them are his son, his sou's wife
and the son's children to the number of
three, who are attended by a nurse.
They, too, are "Inspecting." The as
sistant secretaries of the treasury, dur
ing the last two summers of the Cleve
land administration, have frequently
gone upon little trips to sea, and with
out the slightest compunction of con
science have ordered revenue cutters
and lighthouse tenders around from
Baltimore to Washington by way of
the Chesapeake bay and the Potomac
river, to take them over. the water for
Sunday's sail.
The things would not be comment
ed upon so much were It not for the
pretensions of the persons to superior
virtue. Yet Here has never been u h
an exposition of hyp'erly and dvelt.
f public plunder and the gnttlflcatioii
Of personal comfort without pcMonnl
eot under iTealdent Cleveltnd.
Cleveland u-ee lighthouse boat find free
railroad train. Cleveland havr hi
pott of duty whenever hi to hurt or
Ilia head aihe. Cleveland order a
natal offiirr or a cabinet oftVlil noted
at a god trj ':!,'r 4u MB
Junket and entertain him, Cleveland
' r-a.inl ttee f4Vored Individual with
ehnu-o itnmnt, h an army
ef.l -r u prrtu-rib broinidla for Mm
and w k M'w!f 1 In mlleo le.liuuvn
hi h th huniiir eie. It ki g tard
! ftiverniurnl rMie jnUupilig hefjr
k,i vi. tun. !' pltetnen in us!
term N i"""'1 hi aiea'a-w l Vm4
ley. and dele. UVM la
fcH !'Hh'.' r at l iui I tUy,
Cleveland. ! f ma Ih girern
.a ftr all U I '. M fer
rr..,il h I In lt nhu of hi
trtvilrr- fc .)) i prma l
lfti nf IniaiN thl n pre.1
! Of H t ntte I !' f afd
i ik fcihu of iip-fi4tt, T&e
e.e(.-I p. .' ' ' f "
p iM . eervan! ill (iwifufl it I fa
(: a the tit,.rt.nl f he p.,' !
tt ! af 1 r ill. du i ttatae
ii:i:tf. Rri:i.g rial ia'M'.m
," inn .- lt a t,.i t'i e
f pre) tag vi t (ill , ii
Th ' ft wr t I
to the general run of the Cleveland offi
cials. He has inspected military posts
while working at the third-term boom
for Cleveland.
The secretary of agriculture, who, in
a spasm of economy, cut off the supply
of seed from the farmers, has vibrated
between Washington and Chicago to
scatter his financial ideas and preserve
his official scalp.
The postmaster-general, for the -first
time in bis life, rides to his lunch,
from and to bis home and to the the
ater in a government conveyance. He
"Inspects" post-offices and travels hith
er and thither at government expense.
Even his assistants, a let of youthful
unknowns, have government convey
ances at their command, and Imitate
the treasury assistants in seeing which
can muster the finest coupe and livery
for exhibition on Sunday morning at
Archie Illiss' Overlook Inn.
Hoke Smith has neglected the public
business to such an extent In campaign
ing for his election to the United States
senate that the confusion in which the
Interior department Is to-day ought to
create a public scandal.
The attorney-general of the reform
administration has been In office less
than two months. It did not take him
long to become Inoculated with the
spirit of picnicking which afflicted
his older official associates. He Is now
spending a vacation at Nantucket for
the benefit of his health, which must
have been sadly Impaired by the over
exertion of drawing sixty days' salary.
The great secretary of state, Olney, Is
at Marion, Mass., Just opposite to Gray
Gables, and within the radius of the
"president" at Buzzard's Bay, while ex
Consul Waller languishes in prison at
Marseilles.
Looked at from a practical point of
view It may be that all the absenteeism
and Junketing and dead-beating is a
saving of money to the American peo
ple. While Cleveland and his official
puppets are off fishing, electioneering,
"resting" and "inspecting," they are,
doubtless, doing less harm than if they
were here. But the principle of the
thing is what the people are looking
at. It Is a fraud, a petty, pecksnlfflan
larceny.
IIlKtory Kepeatu Itaelf.
The Roman republic lasted nearly 500
years, and the last 100 years were full of
civil strife resulting from the desper
ate poverty of the plebeian class. Then
Julius Caesar, at the head of the army,
made himself dictator, and labored for
"harmony" and the building up of
Rome. The people were content with
this state of affairs until the Jealousy
of Cusslus and Brutus ended Cesar's
reign.
Less than a hundred years after the
assassination of Caesar, a socialistic
carpenter of Judea, by the name of Je
sus, began to teach the "rights of man"
and universal brotherhood. The com
mon people themselves Joined in derid
ing him as a crank, and he was hanged
as an agitator and seditious fellow. His
ideas spread, however, until the Em
peror Constantlne professed Christian
ity and made the churches what they
are to-day, club-houses for the well-to-do
and the socially Inclined.
France entered upon a revolution and
started a republic, as did the American
provinces of Great Britain. The repub
lic of France was crushed once and
again by the people themselves, with
Napoleon at their head. The present
republic is yet scarcely old enough to
vote.
The American republic still exists, in
name at least, but with a president who
vetoes the acts of the people's repre
sentatives, and a supreme court which
declares the laws of congress "uncon
stitutional" and rules by injunctions,
sending to prison at Its own pleasure for
"contempt" and "conspiracy."
"The rights of the people are trodden
under foot, are they?" Yes, the rights
of the happy-go-lucky people thaS
laugh and sing and cry and toil good
naturedly on. stopping scarcely long
enough to cry, "Hang him! Crucify
him!" when some foolish reformer
tries to champion their cause.
The democrats, the Populists, the so
cialists, as political parties, are all
split Into fragments. The gold stand
ard will go on over the wreck of busi
ness and of wages, and If a few hot
heads revolt Grover will crush them out
and be declared dictator. The people,
the great liberty-loving American peo
ple, will Joke about the affair, and think
the overthrow of the American repub
lic as good a Itarnum's circus. The
Cinclunatian.
ltiiUa Method.
Eugene V. Ib write from
th
Woodstock Jail follow:
"I am familiar with the oft quoted
mux i m:
"No man Vr felt the hlter drn
With fowl oplnlou of the law.'
"It ha been iuld of every martyr,
I fioiu the irt time that a tbumb-n re
iu ever applied by the InquUtttan,
It .i!.l f every victim broken up
un the he:. dljintej upon the r-H
or burned at the aiake. It ha been
a h4n Iv v um fur tyrant la all ace
and U current now a when !
bent of bl,'itrv firm lappe th In
aoreat btiMii of their Vb tlui I kmitt
wUH that ( ciriMr.ii.m sel tHi-.r
rrml'ted frphfiU and alt their !( l
j at d.:eefl rr!ire refant the uu
! piWtismtnt f the ott) r uf Ih n.il
rtt U 1 1 a t unln. M )! I! It h X
U jf th iuuhttf4lluii uf U t'bit
railed f tftfc 'tr prMe bit the lta
gUtt ef All l al I the UUiMlla
f r.n il4 4r.n;ti Intixeiil diet,
watt lis I r er ;, w ti4il4 U IM
ruttrU I l tft 'Hiiitoa f pr.
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WHAT THE
HERE'S A CORKER.
POINTER FOR DEMOCRATIC FREE
SILVER CONVENTIONS.
Tom Wataon Tell the Hoy What I
Kereimarr In Order to Make It
Grand Suceeni Uariulet Paatlma for
Off tear.
Inasmuch as there are qufte a num
ber of cities yet left In which no dem
ocratic free-silver convention has been
bold, and it being highly desirable that
everybody should know how to conduct
one of these innocent affairs, we hereby
publish a recipe which has been tried
by a number of the best political cooks
In the country, and which may be re
lied on to furnish you a pleasant polit
ical pudding warranted to sit lightly
on the stomach, and guaranteed to cre
ate no internal discomforts.
1st. Secure a lot of free passes over
the railroads, good to fetch as well as
to carry. Have these passes distributed
by some great and good newspaper
which advocates free-silver and sup
ports the men who vote against It.
2nd. Secure the attendance of a lot
of senatorial fossils who may be safely
relied on not to do anything rash
men whose easy movements will not
Jostle the moss oh their backs, and to
whom the passing of a "ringing reso
lutlon," or two, seems the climax of
political daring.
Harris of Tennesseee may be counted
on. He's safe. He won't do anything
rash. He will vote for a resolution
"demanding" the instantaneous coinage
of silver. Will meet you next week
and vote for another one, if you want
it. Will meet you next year, and vote
for another one. No matter how strong
you put your resolution you can't scare
Harris. He is warranted not to be
afraid of any resolution the English
language can hold. After voting for
the resolution, Harris will then go to
sleep
3d. Invite some brilliant orator who
can reasonably be expected to have in
fluence enough to carry his own vote,
and let this orator come to the conven
tion loaded w 1th a speech against Cleve
land.
The bitterer this speech Is, the bet
ter. It doesn't hurt Cleveland, and It
Immensely relieves the free-silverites,
A speech of this character is well-nigh
equivalent to the reopening of the mints
to silver.
4th. Invite Lon Livingston to attend,
so that the moral character of the as
bemblage may be at once pitched to
such a high level that no carping critic
will be encouraged to make disparaging
remarks,
5lh. Read a letter from Bl!ly Bryan
to the effect that "There Is not room
enough In this country for two repub
llcan parties." This somewhat care
worn and fatigued statement of Hilly'
Is an eminently trut s:iliig. and its
gloss cannot altogether be rubbed rff
by the ulfUKrecuble fact that the two
republican put tie aie .till In our midxt,
and that Billy continue to belong to
one of them.
Cth. Read a letter from Hon. ltih
ard ll!and Mating that he ha now got
to the ((irk of the ru.i.1, and ha at
down on hi coat tail a leeile to the
d'iiio ratlc aide of the f l a
7th. Intro'liiie oiim resolution
about the "trline of Iv'l" M ike 'em
hot. It will to the bo. iMliiut.'
that ou will hurt imtbdy If om
tr.ing ain't dutia to h-lp ih touutry.
lUtiim ) t'j 'ilnle llnti ritierntaii
t,iu(-'i H..li. hltJ V4tl RUeel.
lll'e lni Vrei I t l.i '.Jj abcue
Ibe s;lk H) liDtlltj( Hlttt the
,1 1 ... 1 (l wbtt in hit .tit lH UilM
ttt iikr.
I'ut the Whrl'l en finite it it lh.
1) i h lr l I' ll pp' at trlnite of
. . m. e.A iki 1. . .1 Atd a.i.irta I .a liiaLa
It a P'fwnal ttit'r if t" JmRH ruteaaa
P1411 polii l are it ft r t ne, mm 1
It ,t ul4 l .! .! r-ferenee te
th 'n-rau ws-i " l in nte,u in
!! i ) of ts U pre at,
an I It wo tld b tot
r 1 (a per
M.4( Ifcelu.
!h Tin auk M
4rtk.M!t. thv wri ,
Ifcl 14 . ' '
l til HI
) the fMKi , Ui t e
10I IN"
I 1 - II-'
tf
) 1 t J ist
GOLD BUGS ARB DOING FOR UNCLE SAM.
if the Cleveland crowd will Just recog
nize your rights In the distribution of
political soup you will not wholly hard
en your heart against them.
Let It be felt that your devotion to
the dear old democratic party Is very
deep and very tender, and that, If your
affections are braced and encouraged
by a goodly mess of pottage, you will
remain a while longer in tiie compan
ionship of the Wall strceters leaving
your relations, the oppressed people, to
shift for themselves.
Democratic free-silver conventions of
this type are peculiarly appropriate In
tbe summer time and in an off year
in politics. Not being Quite so stiff and
formal as a Chautauqua, nor yet so
full of levity as a spelling-bee, It Is a
welcome diversion to a large and grow
ing assortment of elderly ladies of the
male persuasion who, without eome
auch physical and mental exercise,
might be driven to dari.ing cocks and
mending dilapidated umbrellas. We
wish these ancient peoplj well. Sym
pathetic tears moisten our eyes when
ever we read 'hat old man lsham G.
Harris of Tennessee, and old father
Morgan of Alabama, and tbe venerable
Patsy Walsh of Georgia, have once
more met, somewhere 01 othr, and grit
ted their teeth at Ih 3 adnilnistratiDii.
Of course Livingston would grit his
teeth also if no had any. Not having
any, he can only applaud wniio the oth
ers grit.
A more harmless patiino than this
could never be invented. It ought to
be encouraged.
With that end In Tlew we have writ
ten out this recipe, so that nil demo
cratic free-silver conventions hereafter
may be certain to follow in the tracks
of their illustrious preoeccssors.
T. 13. W.
TILLMAN AND BUTLER.
They Speak to Three Thousand
reople
at t'oiirord, N. C
Senator Ben Tillman, of South Caro
lina, and Marlon Butler, of North Caro
lina, spoke to three thousand people at
Concord, N. C. They both made strong
free silver speeches of about two hours
each. While not flatly coming out in
favor of a c-ew party, there was a strong
squint that way in the speeches of both.
They both advocated getting together
of the silver men of all shades of
opinion to nominate a president in 1S90.
Senator Butler was asked after the
speaking concerning the meeting of
Senators Harris, Turpie and Jones, of
Arkansas, In Washington for a silver
conference, and said:
"I understand that the men who are
engaged In the silver conference at
Washington have said that they will
stay in the democratic party even If it
nominates a gold bug for president. If
this la true, then they are not honest
free-silver men, but, on the other hand,
are the most valuable and effective
agents of the gold bugs, for they can
get silver men to vote the gold-bug
ticket, that all the gold bug-men In
the country cannot persuade to do."
GOOD ADVICE.
Weeded l-MIUut Talk to the Work
Inimra l 1 hi t ouelrjr.
My advice to worklngmen I Hilt. If
you want power la this country; if you
want to make yourx-lf felt; If you don t
want your hlldren io wait long year
before they have bread on th table
they ougttt ta have, tha opport mil lei
In Uf they niictii to be; tf ou Uun't
want to wait )ourtf, writ on your
banner u tb tt every polltiial trlniiiKr
4l read It, t i tint every puiltiilan. mt
ma'ter bow ih t iM I be may be.
rat raJ U: "We nver f.'rt. If J?uu
U mi a th arru of r. uu at UUor,
we never f ..r ge If id. i ia a d1W"lull
In 1 u .(! an I y 1 t!.r your tot
in tbe Ion1 a-'al. nf frt Yen
...... .... .,
I tn wiry I 111 I he , t. Ak4 w will
4 It ni l avail In aen, lt
n tbi ai l f th rav never."
Ik4t 4 Win. in lki( up U ir
41 .iis.n will kna lttt It la d'li.i
auk a ben r r er it I ;!l y
I tm i l.e u t i !(' ant ''
a In 1 t I 4 l J 1 k -rftl.'!
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H.'STOti "V "SOUND MoaCY
MONOPOLY CURSED.
A TERRIBLE ARRAIGNMENT OF
OUH CIVILIZATION.
How tb Good (lift of Heaven Ara
Thwarted by Monopoly l"le Hun
dred Man Own Half of th Htata of
California.
From "The New Crisis," by Cap;.
Dell: Half of California, including
more than three-fourths of the best ar
able and pasture land, Is owned by less
than 500 men. Traveling once In that
paradisiacal country, where nature
seems to have halted In awe of tbe great
Pacific and emptied out her precious
I load of all that could happlfy a world;
so rich the soil, so boustiful and lux
uriant the fruit and vegetable, world,
so varied the climate and pure and
healthful the air, that It seemed I could
hear the gods whisper from the snow
capped mountains and the tropical val
leys, for man to come and eat and
drink and be happy, as plenty defied
exhaustion of her stores. Driving up a
valley so rich, fertile and beautiful, I
halted in wonder, and stood in silent
amazement, beholding tbe enchanting
scene. On one side the bold mountain
stood grandly erect, with snow-capped
summit that, like a crowned giant,
guarded the fairy land, and the fleecy
clouds that floated majestically over
from the sea stooped to kiss tbe fair
cheek of the generous king of the west.
The mountain's brows were hung with
fruits and vines, from which hung great
festoons of ripened grapeB of nature's
kind.
Tbe foreBta were silent except for the
music of the birds and the sweet purling
rills; the grass uncropped, except by the
timid deer and antelope; the soli un
broken, except by the track of tbe
freighter's lonely team, and the lone
some world of beauty seemed to sigh
for some to praise and enjoy. The
smiling valley was nearly as wide as
that of the Nile, and as fertile as that
of the Po. Thirty miles from a human
habitation, I came upon a train of sad
weary, slowly-trudging emigrants.
The teams were jaded and every step
of the weary animals was a silent pro
test against the pleading driver for an
onward movement. There were seven
teams with seven families. Tbe men
were sad, sturdy, honest and brave
looking pioneers, with browned cheeks
worn and dusty clothing; and a look
and word of subdued kindness showed
them honest and true. There were
seven wives and mothers, from the
bride of a few months to the gray
haired dame, who lived again for her
children's children. And. oh, what
sad, weary, hopeless looking group they
were as they moved like ghosts about
the cump-fire, preparing the frugal
mal. Their eyes were deep and slug
glsh; their heeks were brown, but
sunken; their forms were bent and
their arms lean and weak. Tired 11 a
tore had chared away wotn.inly mod
emy, pride and loveliiuss. The with
eied in en nt k of nlmoKt huvh'm mot tier j
were unlihiriiliiKly exposed, and
scrawny lube were vainly trying to
gather from the dried up fount the
menna of life. What looking children
There were lmiy. Were a smile to
tome that way, tbe pouting f:ice would
frightm it away, mer to return. Na
ture opened her at r a and Seemed In
glee to cheer the htirt of thoe new
miner. The rustling tre-a m'U, 'Yuma
to my ha.e, nnd rent until yen build
n habitation." 'the fertile it ald.
"plow me up, and nut" kly I ui f-titeu
the lie of alt ti.e wtary tuiouv," and
the Irli ai., ' pint k and t ill, for Ui
f..U It4t pruttued for the thlljren of
men "
Wl'h tio-teit an rliamtug wit) wrr
tbe.e p. oole adT Dr did they tint r
Jui.e like IU frt'rilin 'f old. or th
multiiti.lr to ae nrtentat tale, when
they found a l.k n.ur.iri? They wrr
erchina fr bun-en, tut a U'e wi
whnh I" Milttt a l.oMU'iun. where lfif
,:. 1 1 il'i.ie ti e 't u 1 an I
rr .1 i i m k . jt r It ir own "tin in I
ft$ tie ' V!' 'e lte Ml an I
rir'.i I'nr ' It-'" tin 1 h'l
htl 'i.ir. i '! ti n-l lU4 -o 1 u I
iti '
1h en r ih'inf y...if m a ir.l
hire I .Itir . t t lu. . tit W . t
li .H'Hi ft -if i id f-'l
':.' ,t I. l- I I.. l 1. I , I ' .'
at I J I ' .IM '! t I til
bounties. They were hungry, lonely,
sad and weary, and were praying for a
place where plenty would reward labor,
and bring again the rose of health to
thn cheek nf loved ones This snot WU
a paradise, and why go further?
Oh, cruel fate! Oh, fiendish! For
shame upon society and government,
for these honest men remembered witli
a sigh that it. was Somewhere written,
thou shalt, not tarry here, for thl
beautiful world 'belongs' to another."
The train had trudged nearly two
whole days and camped three nights
on the wild, uncultivated land, "belong
ing" to one man. How came the absent
mun of ease "to own" and keep from
cultivation this garden of the world?
By what right are these poor, weary
children of God pushed from this va
cant spot on His footstool, to tramp
farther, they know not where, to find a
spot on which to live or die?
Oh, thou direst curse that ever
damned the world; that Bent virtue la
want, beggary and starvation; the
blushing maid to unspeakable shame;
the dimpled babe to lean want and
misery; that polluted the saintly llp
with a curse; that ever drove In Inso
lent haste the helpless Innocents from
cottage hearth Into winter blast, that
filled tbe prisons with criminals, tbe
church with hypocrites, the Judiciary
with hirelings, the legislature with
knaves, and snatched the promise of
God from iature's hand and forged it
Into a He; thy nnme Is Monopoly.
It is said, "Uncle Sam Is rich enough
to give us all a farm," but the imbecile
old dunce has given his possessions to
a few of his idk ons, the sharpers, and
left the balance to wrestle with life as
best they can, In a "world already oc
cuplcd."
NOTES AND COMMENT.
Gov. Stone says: "If the next demo
cratic national convention declares for
gold monometallism and nominates a
president upon such a platform, the
party will not carry a dozen states."
Then the democratic party will not
carry a dozen states, for no democratic
national convention Is going to do any
thing else but declare for a gold stand
ard and nominate a man that favors
It. Of course, the platform may be a
straddle, In order to preserve harmony,
but the candidate will not be. All of
the eastern and middle states are un
compromisingly in favor of a gold
standat d, and about half of the states
In the south and west that have held
conventions this year have declared
themselves In favor of the same pol
icy. That the next national demo
cratic convention will give free sliver
a black eye Is as certain as any future
political event can be. It is apparent
now that the gold wing of the demo
cratic party is assisting the republic
ans in carrying out John Sherman
financial policy. The free silver mou
lu the democratic party are doing some,
very vigorous kicking now with their
tongues, but after the next democratic
naHnnol s.nnvnntlnn ih.v will fall In
line and assume the role of assistant i
republicans to the assistant republic-'
ans.
It's now perfectly plain that the meet
ing of free stiver democrats (so called)
at Washington was only a movement to
check the stampede of voters from tha
democratic party. The three leading
characters of that meeting were Sena
tors Jones of Arkansas, Turpie of Indi
ana, and Harris of TeuneBsee. They
were reinforced by such political tum
ble bugs and blatherskites as Lon
Livingston of Georgia, who climbed
into prominence on an Alliance ladder,
and then kicked tbe ladder , out from
under him, and Dan Voorhees, who en
gineered in the senate the repeal of the
only silver law we bad on the statute
books. All these men assert that free
silver Is the only thing that can ever
restore prosperity to this country, and
that the present gold standard system
is ruinous and leads to tbe hell of pov
erty, yet they declare that if their party
succeeds in committing itself to such
a policy in the next national convention
they will vote with the party and thus
Indorse It, In fact they are simply act
ing in the role of stool pigeons and
bunco-steerers for the Jew brokers of
this country and Europe.
It requires no keen foresight to see
that the trend of events in Ibis country
points to a monarchy. The recent ut
terances of Minister Hayard at a ban
quet In Englaud In which he made the
declaration that It required a string
man to govern the people of thU t oun
try Is only one of the straws which in
dicate tbe direction in which the politi
cal wind is glowing. In bin Mpeecti Mr.
Hayard ald: "The President or tb
I nited States atand In the midst of
a acif-ronflttent and oftentimes violent
people-, and It takea a man auch aa Mr,
Cleveland to govern them." No n n
mutter of fact when Mr. ('eelautl
under takea to "govern" the rp of
th' country he U out of the bound of
bU JiirU'llrtlon. It la the general e'i;
poitltiun Ibat the p-otile of thl coiiii'-)
govern tliemitehe. Althouah they nil
far hoit of It en In, our pbm of gov
et nine lit I commit ted upon (hi prin
ciple, A a ttlMtter Of fjt the people
at governed by polltiial in.n hiiie mn
truMed by men who have uniitl the
right of the people and tultorji .aud
theny to their own -lnh greed Thai
Mr Cleveland for mure than two
year been actually guvernin r,i!
rooiiiry u one will have th l.'tu.-,liy
la deny, II h i nUir Jluati , u trt
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W. MOIIUAN.