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TWSer am I, ud what hu hap
pened 7" be asked in a weak voice.
"You're right here," eakl one of the
men, "and it look aa though that chap
, who hit you come nljh taking your
bead off. Ue fare jom a terribly black
eye, sure." ; j
: Slowly IVaraon begun to recall what '
i bad happened to him, and be grew an
fry and tried to spring up. lint he
found that he had anstained a greater
Injury than he had thought. One of hia
limbs had canght under him when be :
feu, aim bad thrown ost of posi
tion. With a cry of pain he aank becif
to the ground. i
"Curse l'anl Markham," he muttered.
lte baa put me In a nice pickle, and I
laid me up for a week, perhaps, when
then ia not a day to lose."
. The men got him In the wagon, and
within an hour left him la bed in hla
torn at Magic City. I
CHAPTEB XXTV. 1
'-'''! a snosta LIMB.' ' ' - )
Dr. Basoom bad net forgotten hia
promise to aid Green ia getting some
money If possible. lie had tried every
aseana in hia power, visited all the
anoney lender and everyone else from .
Whom it seemed probablo tho money
Bight be obtained. Ho paid several .
visit to Scraggs' office, before Bcraggs'
return, and again be went there on the
day that Pearson .received bis injuriea
at raul'a hands. On this last occasion
he found Scraggs at home, and at "once
made known to him hia errand.
"Yea," aaid Scraggs, In reply to the
Id doctor's statement, "I will let Oreen
bare some money. lie might have had
It before this if I had known he was ia
aueh desperate straits. Ilave you been
out to Green's wlthlnthe last few days?"
"No, not alnoe nearly a week."
"I asked because I wished a little
Information on a certain point I have
t understood sinco my return that young
Pearson has been going out thore fro-,
UMtlAl In. r 4 1.4
yon might know if it wa int, w
"I know nothiug of it I have never
- - w,l t,tn (Imm An 111 aaamImi tt anw A
"I suppose aueh ls'the ease, however,
and some steps ought to betaken to
break it up. lie has devilish designs
oa Green's girl, and I'm afraid ho has
Green in his power, and if he ia per
mitted to go on In Jus own way he will
bring tho girl to ruin. Something ought
to be done at onee to thwart hlra If pos
sible." , r .. v
i "That's true," aald the doctor, "that's
' true. But this is all news to mo. I have
bad no intimation of anything of that
sort, and never dreamed of such a
thing, or I certainly should have taken
'some stuDi to ston it , But how has
iPearsbn managed to get Green In bis
I "Easy enough," replied Scraggs, and
he went on to toll about Mills' loan and
John's sale of the wagon and team. , "I
f 'hove kept a' watch on this affair, and by
' tbe aid of my clerk havo kept posted oa
jttio proceedings from first to last.
.Green bos laid himself liable to a term
dn stale prison, and as I bare just to
' day discovered, Pearson la all that
stands between lilm and the law. If
;Green'S girl will submit to Pearson's de
sires Green can go free, but if she does
"net then Green is to bo prosecuted. So
jyou see how tho matter stands, and
Stow necessary it Is to take Immediate
steps to thwart Pearson."
V i ''Yes, I see. The good-for-nothing
rascal has got tho wholo (?recn family
In his clutches, and tho girt mu6t sac
rifice herself to save her father and
'mother, and she'll do it, too. She'll do
anything and suffer anything to spare
them. . It must be prevented, Scraggs."
. .' "It must If It is possible, but I am at
' loss how to get at It. Of course we
could pay oil Mills' (or rather Pear-
". son's) note, but that won't let Green
.out. He would still bo as open to pros
ecution as ever. I don't know what we
"I know one thing I can do," said the
old doctor as ho arose and angrily
paced the floor. "I can cane Pearson,
confound his Impudent picture, and
It wouldn't toko me long to do it,either."
. "I'm ufraid that wouldn't help mat
ters mush, though," laughed Scraggs.
"Perhaps not, but it would do mo
lota of good. But have yon no plan,
' . "No, I haven't. I have thought, how
ever, that it might bo a good idea to
find out who and where Green's friohda
are, and to write to them stating his
condition and asking them for some as-
'- do much good, but it might do some. I
suppose he has friends in the east some
where, and wo could learn from him
-.wh0 they are." , ,
"It is not necessary to go to thot much'
trouble," said the doctor, "as I already
possess ''that' Information, so for-aa
Green's wife's father concerned."
"Do you? Then that's soon arranged.
Now there was another thing I was
thinking of doing. This Pearson has
Bfi linnl A In Oil n nrVisxw 1kA 1. .
' of ward. ' This uncle is the head of the
'Buckeye Loan and Trust Company,1
which I represent, and he and this
'Pearson oro all there is of the com-
Jpanv, and the uncle furnishes the eaoi-
. tal and Pearkod gets the profits. I am
tearful that it won't avsil much, but I
"axan rr is: jura blatcbtobo, dat-
Propose to write to the uncle and la-
form bun of this Green matter and
urge him to interfere in Green's behalf."
"A good kiea," aaid the doctor.
"It can't do any harm, at least," re
plied Scraggs, "so we'll do it. But first
give me the name and address of Green's
"I have it here," the doctor remarked,
aa he began rummaging through his
pockets. "II urn, bum, that is not it
Hum, hero it is. Hi ram Blatchford,
Day Why, what's the matter,
Scraggs, what do you mean?" The old
doctor ended up in acme alarm aa
fksraggs sprang to hia feet oversetting
bis chair and giving vent to a string of
pointed, not to say profane language.
"Matter!" cried Scraggs. "Why, sir,
this Is one of tho most outrageous and
heartless affairs I ever beard of. Hiram
Blatchford is the uncle I Just spoke of,
and bo's a confounded heathen and
blamed fool. Mere be is loaning a lit
tle money to his owa ebUd at thieving
interest and allowing htr to starve to
death, while he keeps this viper, Pear
son, at tho bead of his business and fur
nishes him with the means to work tho
ruin of Louise Green. Great God Al- .
mighty, doctor... some people r too
bard and mean to be tinman, and old
Blatchford Is one of them. IIo's a fool
he's a scoundrel; he's a brute."
"And you'd like to cane him, wouldn't
you?" the doctor aald when ho had
slightly recovered from the effects of
Scraggs' tumultuous and unlooked for
"Wouldn't I?" .repeated Scraggs.
"Well, I just would, and I'd give him
snch a caning as no man ever got But
here, this sort of talk is not to the point
We must act We must hustle our
selves to got old Blatchford out here.
I'll send him a telegram at once," and
then and there Scraggs penned the mes
sage, which Blatchford received tho
day of Aunt Mitchell's explosion,
and which has been mentioned in a pre
vious ' chapter. Calling bis clerk,
Scraggs sent the message off; then turn
ing to the doctor, aald: ;
, "Now, I think Blatchford Will OOtne,
and it will bo nearly a week before he
gets here, and, la the meantime, wo
must manage in some way to delay .
Pearson's plans. We must save the girl
from him and we must keep Oreen out
of the clutches of the iaw."
"That's so," replied the doctor; "that's
so. But I don't just see how it's to bo
done. Perhaps, though, Pearson will
not bring matters to an issue at once.
Perhaps wo will have plenty of time, if
wo only uocoed in keeping our scheme
quiet" . -
"I think not" said Scraggs. "I bo
llevs from what Information I have been
able to gather that he has already mado
bis proposition to the girL I know this
much: He has purchased two tickets for
Denver and has arranged for a livery
rig to drive into tho country to-morrow
night. I am confident his Intention is
to drive out to Green's at night and
bring tho girl herein a close carriage,
and with her take the Vain for tho
West" ;, . . .
"Then whot can we dp, Scraggs?" tho
doctor asked. "IIow eon wo prevent
this thing In so short a time?"
"I don't know, I'm sure." ;
At that Instant tho otUce door was
thrown open and a man came breath
"Doctor," he cried, "come quick.
Pearson has received a severe Injury
and needs immediate attention. I have
been all over town m search of you."
"Eh? What's that?" tie doctor cried,
The man recounted all be knew of
Pearson's meeting with Paul and the
encounter that followed, and ended by
"I'm sure his leg is broken, besides
other serious injuries."
. "I wish to Heaven it had been his
neck Instead of his log," cried Scraggs.
"Ayo," said the doctor aside to
Scraggs, "but a leg ia better than
nothing, and if wo can't have what we
want wo must take what wo can get"
"Are you going to him?" Scraggs
"Yes, indeed. You wait here an hour
or so and I'll see you again."
' With that the doctor went out and
down tho street to Pearson's room, tie
found Poarson in a semi-unconscious
condition, and proceeded to make an
examination of his injuries. At first ho
was Inclined to treat them rather
lightly, but on second thought bo
changed his mind and his face took on
a grave air and ho shook his head du
biously. "Is ho badly hurt doctor?" some one
"Ead enough to keep him In bed for
several days, sure," tho doctor replied.
"Wo must splint and bandage this limb
and he must bo kept perfectly quiet for
the present" .
Accordingly tho limb was duly ar
ranged, the bruises about tho face
dressed, and, after again repeating his
injunctions in regard to keeping the pa
tient quiet the old doctor withdrew
and returned to Scraggs. .
"Xow, Scraggs," he said, as ho en
tered the office, "we've-got a good
chance to carry out our plan. We've
got Pearson laid up with a broken leg,
and -If Wo can get old Blatchford out
hero before bo gets up and about we're
all right" ..
"Great heavens, manl we can cer
tainly do that ' Blatchford ought to get
here Inside of six days, and I should
think it would take a broken leg sev
eral weeks to heal."
"Yes, ordinarily it does take several
weeks, but In this case It wont"
"Won't? Why not?"
"Because," and the doctor advanced
and aunk his voice to a whisper, "be
cause, Scraggs, there alnt any broken
leg In this case."
"Whatr cried Scraggs. "1 dont
eateh your meaning."
"I mean that Pearson's leg is not
broken. He has opralned it pretty se
verely, that is all; but as the people
up there thought it was broken I de
cided to let the impression prevail, and
so I splintered it up and left it aa
Don't you see, if we can keep him in
bed under the belief thai hla limb is
broken it gives us a ehaace to aave the
girl until Blatchford comes."
"I see, I see," cried Scraggs, as be
slapped himself and fairly roarea with
laughter, "By George, doctor, but t)t
THE FAKMKKff ALlifANCE,
- .XJJ..-1.X -
Is the best thing I ever beard of, sod
you deserve a medal for it 111 put you
against tho world when It comes to
scheming," and again Scraggs' feelings
got the better of him and be burst eat
into another roar of laughter.
"Sow, if I can keep Pearson In bed
for a week," said the doctor, "you
think you can accomplish your work,
"Yes, like a top. You just hold Pear
son down on his back for six days, end
I'm sure we'll eomo through all riglA."
"Well, I'll try to do it Scraggs, aad I
think I ean succeed. So long."
Dr. BaMCom was assiduous in his st
tentions to Pearson, end every day
called to aee him. lie mado it a point
to speak of the case most seriously, and
his face was alwaya grave and thought
ful when be was ia his pstlent's pres
ence. "Do you think I am la a serious con
dition?" Pearson asked one day.'
."Oh, not particularly so," the doctor
replied. "S ou will be up and about ia
a few weeks."
"A fcv weeks?" Pearson repeated
with a groan. "Can't I get about soon
er than that?"
, "Well, that depends, young man. If
you keep perfectly quiet and lay fiat
on your back for ten days, or such a
matter, you may be able to get out a
little earlier." -
Two or three days passed thus, when
one evening tho doctor made his regular
visit to find Pearson In a terrible fret
"Do bos bees wanting to get up all
day, the attendant explained, "and I
have had bard work to keep him In
"Wanting to get up?" the doctor
cried, in astonishment "Why, what's
come over you, Pearson?"
"I'm tired of lying here," Pearson
said, "and I want to get out My limb
feels all right now."
"Does, eh? Do you think it Is all
"It feels as though it mnst be."
"Don't matter anything about how it
feels. The question Is, is It all right?"
"I believe it Is."
The doctor laughed heartily, then
"See here, Pearson, do you know how
long It takes a broken limb to heal?"
"Well, It takes weeks. You must lay
right there for a long time yet And
you," turning to the attendant "must
TBB DOCTOB LAUGHED HEARTILY.
Ree that he does. Tho soreness is leaving
his limb and he Is getting on splcndiii
ly, and we can't afford to tako any
chances on having a relapse."
' During the next two days the doctor
managed to spend a great part of his
time with his patient resolved to keep
him in bed If he had to do- it by force.
But tho next day be was called out' of
town, and it was nearly night when he
Ho repaired immediately to Pearson's
room, and found Pearson gone, and the
attendant staring about in wonder.
"Where's my patient?" the doctor de
manded. "I don't know," said tho attendant
"lie sent me out a few minutes since
on an errand, and when I returned just
now he was gone."
"The devil!" exclaimed tho doctor,
tearing out of the room and off to
Scraggs' office, and astonishing that
gentleman by bursting in on him with:
"Scraggs, the devil's out"
"What devil?" asked Scraggs.
"Why, Pearson, man."
"What!" cried Scraggs. "Is be But
"Yes, nnd gone."
"The devill And Blatchford has not
come yet I'm afraid he'll beat us
"1 kept him there as long as I could,
I held him dov-n for a week."
"Yes, and Blatchford ought to have
been hero yesterday. I think hell
surely come to-day. Fie-telegraphed
me that ho was on the way."
"Ue'll probably get here to-night
then, and all we ean do is to wait"
"Yes, wait and watch. Wo must
find Pearson and keep an eye on him.
Vou have no idea where ho has gone?"
"Not the least, but he Is no doubt
somewhere about town."
"Then wo had better look him up."
Tho two men wept out and began a
quiet unostentatious search for Pear
son, and tfiey kept it up until they bad
a Soured themselves perfectly that he
was nowhere about There had been
no train out of town that afternoon, so
they knew he had not gone away by
rail. ' ,: '
After considering the matter for a
few minuteB they decided to inquire at
the stables, and from the first one they
visited they learned that Pearson had
got a horso and rode out in tho country.
"lie's gone to Green's," said Scraggs.
"I'd bet a sheepskin on that"
"Yes, he's gone to Green's," replied
the doctor, despairingly. "He's got the
best of us after all."
"Maybe he has," said Scraggs. "but
Pearson had Indeed gone to Green's.
Never for a moment during all those
days that Dr. Kascom kept him in bed
had thoughts of Louise escaped him.
Itesides, he wok haunted with a terrible
fear. lie had the uneasiness natural
to a guilty conscience, and every hour
he was in drend lest his purpose and
actions leak out and become public.
Not only was be in fear of losing
Louise, but a greater calamity over
hung him. no had discounted to an
eastern speculator all of the farm
mortgages held by tho Buckeye Loan
and Trust Company, and bad the pro
ceeds then In his pocket In going
away with Louise he bad arranged to
take thousands of dollars of Blateh
Curing his confinement he was
weighed down with the fear that this
embezzlement should be discovered and
himself apprehended. Every day this
fear grew stronger upon him, until at
last ho felt certain that the secret mast
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LINCOLN, NEH.. 1HUK8DAY, JAN. 21, 1892.
come out and he resolved to lie still bo
longer. Ho sending his attendant away
bo arose from his bed and ws surprised
to find his limb intact With curse
on the doctor whom he put down aa aa
iirnorosnus, be harried from the room
and was soon oa his wsy to John
- "Thank my stars," he muttered, as
be cantered across the pralrio, "I am
not too late yet I hive only to give
Louise notice to be ready, and to-night
drive out for her, and inskle of six
hours we shall be rolling to the west
ward as fast as steam ean take us."
Louise bad, of course, been informed
of Pearson's misfortune. Pearson,
through his friend Mills, had taken
pains to keep her Informed on his con
dition, and slie was aware that be
would come again soon to claim her an
swer to his question. So she waited
day after day with calm resignation for
the time to eomo for the completion of
her misery and shame.
When Pearson reached Green's, Louise
received him quietly, and whatever her
feelingswcre aha had mistered them- so
well that she betrayed no emotion,
either of sorrow or pleasure.
"Loui-30, I have at last eomo to learn
your decision," Pearson said, when they
were alone. "I havo given you more
time than I promised, and I suppose yon
havo your answer ready." '
"I have," she replied, quietly. -
"As you wish." '
"Then to-night be ready for going
away. I shall come at a couple of
hours after dark with A eleeedesrrtage,
and by moving promptly and losing no
time we can catch the night train west,
and before our escapade becomes known
wo will be far from hero. You under
stand that there must bo bo delay?"
. "Yes." - -
- "And you will see that there is none?"
" "Then I suppose that is all," and as
Pearson spoke he arose as if to go, but
suddenly stopping came over to the girl's
side and said:
"Since you are so soon to bo mine,
Louise, you cannot object to me kiss
ing you. Here, Just once before I go."
"fto, no, no, she cried as she drew
herself back from him. "Sparo mo that,
"Humph," Pearson muttered, "you'll
Sate to get used to that pretty soon
now, and you might as well begin ono
time as another. Do you think I will
let you shun mo as you would a snake
when you aro my own?"
"No, no, but spare mo now. I have
consented to give myself to you to
night From thenceforward I am
yours, but to-day let mo bo free. It is
not much I ask, and you will surely
grant so small a request", ,
'.'Ah, yes, I suppose so," Pearson re
plied with a coarse laugh, "Be your
own mistress to-day, for after this you
are roino. Be ready at eight to-night,
and - meet me at the" fenoe below the
Louise said this so calmly and so
freely that Pearson was constrained to
gaze at her in wonder, and as he watched
her quiet immovable countenance be
began to doubt her intentions.
"Look here, Louise," he said, "I want
you to boar in mind that I am in earn
est and that I will brook no foolishness.
You fail mo to-night In ono particular
one! your father will pay for it"
"I shall not fall you," Louise replied,
in the same calm tone and manner. "I
have decided to follow your wishes, and
I shall not turn back. Have no fears
"Very well, then. Be ready for my
coming at eight to-night, and then for
the far west and a happy life happy at
least for me," he added, under his
breath. "Good-by for a few hours."
Tho sun was not high as Pearson gal
loped back toward Magic City,, but
hung suspended in the distant western
sky but a little) way above the edge of
"There is no timo to Ice," he
mused, as he rodo swiftly on,
"and I must move rapidly to make con
nections all around. I have my ar
rangements well fixed, thank goodness,
so there need bo no delay. Pre got old
"tukhh's no tjme to lose."
Blatchford's money all safe here in my
pocket and our tickets for the train aro
thjere, too. The carriage Is arranged
for, and I have a driver who knows
what Is expected of him and who can be
depended on, so there will bo no trouble
Pn . that .. score Then tho . man
who is to officiate as a clergy
man ond go through tho part
of marrying us is all right and can bo
depended on for promptness. I've got
everything in ship-shapo and will come
out successfully, notwithstanding the
delay caused by old Bascom's want of
sense. Bah! the idea of a man prac
ticing medicine when ho hasn't sense
enough to know whether or not a limb
is broken, liy George, if J was In a
position to do so, I would sue tho old
fool for malpractice, but I can't bother
about that uow. Louise and forty thou
sand ..dollars of Blatchford's money
safely In my possession is pay enough
for all the inconvenience I have suf
fered. By Jove, though, I did get terri-
' My worked up yesterday over this af
i fair. I was afraid old Scraggs would
' get wind of matters and telegraph to
Blatchford and get him ont here, and I
knew if he did it would bo all day wttit
roe. But thot fear's past now, and I've
got clear sailing."
Thus, confident of the- final and eetxt
i plete success of his plans, Pearson ewa
, tlnued his way kt high spirits, congrat
ulating himself on the clever manner
in which he had' worked his schemes,
and felicitating himself oa the bright
prospects tho future opened up before
Jndira Thomuf Kanldlm of Chariot
county, lid., who died recently st the age-
or seventy-elcht, breathed bis last, it ls-
said, ia the rams house, same room
I same bed in which as was bora.
SOME NEWOLD FRIENDS.
Til mf f a Bmt Wk Stiff Boas
f 1 Raw.
My father played a queer trick oa
me the other night Too know I used
to feel that I bad done myself an in
jostle if I did not go to the tj eater
about five or six nights a week. It
wasn't always the theater, but if it
wasn't that it was a muaie ball or per
baps a game of cards or billiards with
some of the boys.
Well you also know how 1 am situ-
I ated aa to business. I work for my
father, and I have to bo at the office
at 8:30 ia the moraiog. just as tbo rest
of the family are sitting down to
breakfast Jn con equea e I get my
breakfast and leav s l.e house before
they are up. But I can't complain of
that 1 m doing exactly what the
man who had my place before me did.
and, between you and me, I'm draw,
lng more salary-
But that's nel her bore nor there.
Its the evenings. I used to finish
work about 6. get,, dinner ,ln tbo city,
and go to the theater or somewhere
else. I had been do.ng it for about
six months and, when I look back,
about the only tinso that I saw my
mother and sister during that period
was at Sunday dinner. Nothing unus.
ual la that, of course. The eomo thing
ia true of hundreds, ot ytaag mea ia
town. But they haven't father like
mine. He came to mo ono afternoon
aud asked mo if 1 bad aa engagement
for that night
Yes." 1 said: Tve promised to go
to the theatre."
How about to-morrow night?" he
"Nothing on at present" I replied.
- "Well 1 d like yoa to go somewhere
All right" I said; -whoro shall I
You see he leaves tho office about at
hour before Toon get my work fi aisbed.
Ho suggested the Lenox restaurant at
7:30, and I was there, prepared for the
theater, and a quiet lecture on late
hour He hod combined the two on
soveral previous occasions. But when
be aooeared he said'he wanted mo to
call on a lady with him. "Ono I know
qUue well when I was a young man."
Wo went out and started straight for
homo. -She is stopping at the housa,"
hn nM wh
it strange that he should bavo made
I tbo appointment for the Lennox res
taurant under those circumstances, but
! I said nothing. We L we went In, ani
I was Intmdunnd with dmt f.rrmallty
to my mother and my sister. The sit
uation was ludicrous, and I bogan to
laugh, but the laugh died away.
None of the three even smiled. My
mother and my sister shook hands
with me, and my mother said she ro
membered mo as a boy. but hadn't
soon me much of late. Then she in
vited me to be seated. It wasn't a bit
funny then, although I can laugh over
It now. I sat down, and she told mo
' ono or two anasdotes of my boyhood.
at which we all laughed a little. Then
wo four played whist for awhile.
When I finally retired 1 was cour
teously invited to call again. I went
upstairs feeling pretty small and doing
a good deal of thinking.
Then I mado up my mind that my
mother was a most entertaining lady,
and my sister a good and brilliant girL
Now I'm going to call again, as I
havo been doing quite regularly for
the past week. I enjoy their com
pany, and I intend to cultivate . their
acquaintance. Arkansaw Traveler.
The Llltl Wiimta Meant Well, But the
Cash W Mleitnr-
She decided that tbo only way to
run a houso economically was to keep
a set of books so she mado all the
necessary purchases, including a bot
tle of red ink. and started in.
It was a month later that her hus
band asked her how she was getting
Splendidly," she replied,
'lho system Is a success, then?"
Yes iadedd. Why, I'm $08 ahead
"Sixty eight dollars!" he exclaimed.
"Heavens! You'll bo rich before long.
Ha.e you started a bank account?"
"N o; not yet"
What have you dono with the
O, I haven't got the money, yoi:
know. That's only what tho books
show. But just think of being $W
'Im. yes; but I don't exactly see'
Why. don't the books show it?"
Of coutse; but the money! What
has bo oiiio of that?"
I don't exactly know," she said,
doubtfully. "I'vo been thinking of
thai and I think we must have been
robhh-d. That's tho only way I can
explain it What do you think wo had
better do about it?'1
He puffed his pipe In solemn silence
for a moment and then suggested.
.. ' Wo might stop keeping books.
That's easier than complaining to the
polioo. "Chicago Tribune.
martial Spirit a natter of Birth.
On a certain occasion a Yankee
ottoer cavalierly rode up to ! lho goto
of the late Judge E. ' 1 Build jk. dur-
lng one of the periods of federal' oc-
cupation of this section, and askod a
ILtle nogro boy (who. by tho way, is
cow roatding hore). "who lived at tho
house," to which the boy replied, in a
matter-of-course way: "Co'.onol Bui-
lock." ' Colonel Bullock?" said the
feieral "And how did he come to bo
a colonel, will you please tell mo?"
In sonio wonderment but with positive
assurance, tho boy replied: "Why,
ho was born a colonel sir." And truly
he was. Clinton, by., Democrat
The Reaneat flan.
There is an old sinner not a thou
sand miles from Grapevillo who Is go
ing to die one of these days, and when
he does we want to bo at tbo funeral.
He owes us a bill for subscription of
about and. although abundantly
ablq to pay. meanly refuses to do so.
and can not be reached by the regular
process of law. When the coffin is
opened for the last time for the rela
tives and friends to (raze on his face,
we wttnt to be present with a linen
duster, a palm leaf fan. a thermome
ter and a recipe for making ice. for
he's going where they don't shove)
snow. Urecnsburg Democrat
A Georgia paper prints these two
items rather near each other:
Our mother-in-law is visiting us
i this woek."
-We are ge!a in the country to
morrow' for tae benefit of our health.
STATE BANKS AND CORN.
Offni m SabilltatM tor lh Su-TrM.
The Alliance has always said: - If
yon don't like the sub treasury plan
give us something better. We are not
wedded to anything, says the National
Economist. Wba. we want is relief,
and we do not care from what source
it com?s or what its principles, pro
vided it is honest constitutional ' no
class legislation, and promises to be
permanent in its beneficial eff ots." -
The press reports that Senator But
ler offers as a substitute state banks of
issue, it he means such books as
those that existed before the war. hav
ing the same or similar powers and
privileges, his plan is open to these
1. The plan ia not hoaoat No in
dividual or corporation has the r'.ght
to livo and grow rich on tho interest
of the money ho or it owes. I mean
just what 1 say on tho interest of
the money he or it owes." It Is right
thai' you collect Interest on ' what is
due yoa but it is robbery to make
your neighbor pay you interest oa
what you owd him. This is what the
"state bank" of Senator Butter's does.
Tho bank Issues for erery dollar o(
coin it holds thrao (more or ie-s)
- piuuiuOT w uuimi . . Al 100
Issue Is three djjlIflV, Ja paper promises
promise to pa dollars.
T - h
lor one ooitar in gold, of course two '
of these paper bilts rest only upon
thin ana insubstantial air,." But
when the peopla burrow these two
notes from the bank those two notes
which are the mere ' promises to pay"
of the bank the people pay interest
to the bunk, to tho extent of two
thirds of its issue, and the bank is
enabled, to grow rich upon the interest
on that money which it owes to. and
has promised to pay tho people. I
leave out of view the interest the bank'
collects upon the money it" owes to the
depositors. The old "free bank sys
tem" is no better.
2. There is grave doubt as to its
cons' Itutionahty. The trend of decis
ions, and of enlightened publio senti
ment is cer'aimy against it The
national government alone has the
right to make money. The states
havo delegated the power to - coin
money to the generul government.
Can the state delegate to the eiti ess a
power that is inhibited to it by the
8. It is class legislation of tho worst
character. It is legislation in favor
of money capitalists. It compels tb
poopte in the first ins'anoe to lend the
capitalist twice or three times the
amount of hto capital without interest,
and then as a bonus pay him interest
on two-thirds of it a currency -that
ought to reach the hands of the peo
ple -without price."
4. INo permanent relief will result
to the people from such a' course as
Senator Butler suggests. It is a prop
osition to go back again Into the mira '
from which we are just beginning to
emerge. Apart from the curse of sin,
the delegated power of one class to
create money and exact interest for its
use from all other clauses hits causod
ore misery and suffering to tho hu-
man race thai all other causes com
bined. It hai created the rich to live
in luxury and ease, but at tho oxpense
of the poor who must live in squalor
and suffer ng.
One would think that no one with a
knowledge of tho past however bitter
the present waters or burning the
present sands, would propose" return
to the bondage of Egypt Look ba .'k
one hundred years over our own his
tory and that of the mother country
and see the lurid panic fires that
burned up the substance of the people.
At every decade they gleam in ,the
sombre "light of history 1837. 1847.
1837. 187, 1816-'ir. Tho national
banks, an improvement on the old
"Lee banking" system of Senator But
ler, came in with the war of 18H2 and
postponed the crash until 1873. No
one can deny that the banking system
of our own and the mothar country was
the main cause ol all those disastrous
crises. No the substitute will not do.
The people have gotten too far a'.o ig
in their study of political economy to
return to an old relic of financial bar
barism. "We tae people" will wake
and issue our own money to ourselves
It is no experiment It is simple in
Iti workings. It is free to all. No
class legislation is necessary to carry
it into effect and beyond doubt it is
The New York Tribune's plan is to
Taise more corn. " and it is conveed
to the people in these pleasant words:
"With better weather the mortgages
vanish, and also the idea that there
must be a new party in order to raiso
In other words, bad weathor cro-
afw the mortgages.
and your rel ef
I lies not In tho organization of any po -lilical
party, but in raising "mora
Yes. men of Kansas and Nebraska!
You who burnt your corn because it
was cheaper than fuel are told by the
Tribune that bad weather mado your
mortgage: that better will eau;ic them
to vanish;-that you noed r,pt se?!r
through tho ballot, throu.ja s r.c
party to right your wrongs; that you
do not need a government warehouse
in which to store your corn until you
can reap tho profit which goes to the
speculator and tho gambler, but that
the way out of your trouble lies in
raising "more corn" yes, "more
corn" for fuel ,
The New Nation: During the au
tumn maneuvers of the Massachusetts
mil.tia regiments the street-firing drill
for clearing streets of rioters has been
a prominent feature. The fact Is sug
gestive of the extent to which the
military armament of this nominally
Republican country has been diverted
from its original purpose of defense
against foreign foes, and become a
tool for castigating, repressing and
slaughtering our own people. T!e
forts upon our frontiers are crumbling,
but loop-holed arsenals, with platforms
for cannon, are going up in the seotlon
of our cities where the poorchiefly con
gregate. Our militia, originally or
ganized to defend the state against
foreign foes, and to form the nucleus
of a national army in case of war,
finds now its chief function in guaran
teeing rich against poor, and in over
awing, and. if need b in shooting
down worktngmen and their sym
pathizers on ocoasions of Industrial
disturbance. Who is there so blind
that he fall te see the profound revolu
tion In tbo social and industrial con
ditions of this country, which Is indi
cated in so great change In the funo'
tions of our civio soldiery?
Uttite U CesJ Oasairrs.
I have beet able te complete arras r
ments whereby we are better ab.e
than we have oeen aeretoforo to make
satisfactory prices oa ail grades of
Caoou City and l'rinidad ooal, as well
as the best grades of Northern Colo
rado coal, ever auy line of road run
ning ont of Denver or Pueblo. Their
capacity is sufficient to gniraatee
prompt, shipment. I will keep pur
chasers posted on prices upon app'ica
tia. The lowest possible wholesale
rates are obtained. Cash most accom
pany ail orders.
J. W. Habtlkt. 8tate Aft., .
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The first and only work ever written
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by Robert Schilling It is a translation
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Doctor "How ia (be patient this mora
IngJ" Norse "WetL h has been wan
dering a good deal ia his mind Early
this morning 1 beard him tayi 'What aa
old wrravi fist doctor it!' and I think
I . . , , 1 11 . . 1
. that Was About IBS m imuj nuviw.
remark he mads."--London Punch.
THE FARMER'S SIDE.
" Where we ore, how we got here,
and the way out."
By Hon. W. A. PEFFER,
. v. s. sisAToa r&ox saksu.
ISmo, elotb Fries, S1.00.
There b s demand for a comprehensive and
authoritative book which shall represent the
farmer, and eet forth hia condition, the influ
ence surrounding him, sad plans and prwpecU
for the future. This book has been written bj
Hon. W. A. Peffer, who was elected to the
United States Senate from Kansas to succeed
Senator Ingalls. The title Is Tus FjjuiiV
Sidx, and this Indicates the purpose of the work.
In the earlier chapters, Senator 1'effer de
scribes the condition of the farmer in varicui
parts of the country, and eomparcs it with the
condition of men in other callings. Be carefully
examines the cost of labor, of living, the prices
of cropa, taxes, mortgages, and rates of Interest
lit gives elaborate tables showing the increas
of wealth in railroads, manufactures, banking,
and ether forms of business, and he compare!
this with the earnings of the farmer, and alsc
wage-workers in general. In a cleur, ibrcibU
style, with abundant citations of facta and fig
ur8y the author tells how tbo faimcr reached
b'm present nnaatinlactory condition. Then -follows
on elaborate discussion of " The Way out,"
which is the fullest and most authoritative pres
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Alliance that has been published, Including full
discussions of the currency, the questions of
Interest and mortgages, railroads, the sale of
crops, and other matters of vital consequence.
This book is the only one which attempts to
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Tmt FuMEit'a Sins has just been issned,
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