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THE FAHMEIIS ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., HIU11SDAY, FEU. 11. 1892.
I rJtst'.SzL. vUUS VEK NE "V.
THE TBUTH AT LAST.
Ten years of life in the Australian
bush had worked (Treat changes in
Toad Faircamp, but it had worked
them easily and naturally, foi' he had
proved tolwa very fit subject He had
' taken with great et and willingness
to the wilil waya of this life in the wil
derness, which, as an untauie horse
tmpgles apainht bit and rein, renolled
at the restrainiufr toueh of so-called law
and ordor. His ranches lying for miles
" about Waldcck hill, strange to way, had
not enriched him, for in order to main
tain his position as a cattle king he had
Buffered his band of retainers to teooinc,
as it were, sharers of his ill -pot ton
property. In this he had little choice,
for, owing his exigence as he did at the
outset to their protecting arms, he now
found himself at the head of a baud of
hair-marauders, hatf-farmers, who re
garded thcniM'lrM as well entitled to
an Interest in this vast estate, which
lay far beyond the cleared patches of
the most 'adventuresome pioneers. In
Mtkit asi Ai-tmnl fjstl ti'ArVt i Vtft minima
..,i,r .m. -ain.i.i. ..u
edging the dVrrts of the interior that
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hands of the law would be able to un
tangle the twisted and snarled skein
-and trace back the ownership to the
.goldea sources, of the Faircamp mil
Jionfl,. which Thad, as guardian, had
born away from Kan Francisco.
Janet Fain-amp, the mistress of Wal
deck Hill, had, us the years went by,
passed more and more under the donil
nation of her husband. Always a weak
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awed to servility bv the'hitrh-hnr.dcd
measures, the deeds of violence of their ,
early life in the Australian bush, and
more than all by the knowledge of the
terrible fraud perpetrated upon her
sister-in-law fraud which she her
self had made possible. Tho presence
of the child ever before her eyes or
within her hearing now kept a
sense of tho wrong, like a
spike In a helmet of tortnre,
forever pressed upon her brain, and this
was the punishment which had fur
rowed Janet's cheeks ami streaked her
-dark hair with white. When news of
tho coming of Helen Faircamp and her
vuo cuuiing 01 iieieu r uireumi) uim ner
lawyer reaahed Waldeck Hill Janet had
kuiuiwjuvii iiu it-nviUMwu r ii 'kl: 11
throw herself nt her husband's feet and
toimnlora him to end the wronr they !
ina jointly wrougnt ny restoring the
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hild to lielen. For once she seemed
ble to brave tho lightning of Thad's
' dark eyes and to dare to stand uu
dauulcd in his presence.
"Thad," she pleaded, "listen to me.
They will be satisfied to get the child
back again. They will not seek to rob
yon of your home in this faraway cor
ner of the world."
Thad sprang upon the kneeling woman
like a panther with uncovered fangs
and foaming jaws.
"Never! never! I soy," lie hissed out.
"That woman embittered my brother
ngainit me. She shall pay for it, now
tliut I have her in my power."
Janet rose to her feet and in a delirium
of courage advanced upon her husband.
' lie was thuuderstruck by tho spectacle,
and backed away from her for once in
bis life, awed by a righteous indigna
tion. "Hear me, Thad Faircnmp," she
vhhtpered 'hoarsely,' "if you will not act,
I will! it J'ou will not speak, I will!
Kill me if you dare, but when they come
they shall know the truth and tho whole ,
With a fearful oath Thad burst out:
"Turn traitor against your husband, '
"will you; betray me, will you, at this
late day? Then you shull get your
'deserts; you shall get what a false wom
an merits at her husband's hand, and
that is death! You know me, Janet,
and if you don't, by heaven it's time
you did; and you know I'll keep my
word when I say I'll put a bullet in
your heart if you betray me. You
know my plans, Janet; help me put
them into execution, or take the con
sequences." Thad Faircamp met his brother's
widow and Col. liurstow with a well
played dignity, a well-feigned compos
ure. In an almost judicial manner.' before
which the. outlaw quailed in spite of
himself, liarstow stated the main facta
of tho case upon which ho based his
"1 hardly know, madam," replied the
accused, turning to Helen with a sneer
and a convulsive twitch of the tinge?,
'what reply a man should make to this
wretched business, instigated after all
Hi Ltviuto The Puree ArHiWire.
these years by your surerservlceable
attorney, but before I say anything
my self-respect bids mo hurl back into
Ins teetn this insult to my wife and to
"I'll speak when the time comes,"
said Helen, calmly, "but for the present,
air, I must beg you to address yourself
to my legal adviser,"
An ashen pallor of rage overspread
Thad's face, but Ur.rstow appeared not
to notiee it.
'If the charge we make is false, Mr.
Faircamp," continued the lawyer, calm
ly, "there can be no insult in It, for you
are safe beneath the panoply of truth
and honesty, while we poor fools, chas
ers after the unreal, victims of our own
speculating, stand exposed to your
acorn and contumely."
Thad caught at this thin line of rea
soning thus skilfully tossed to him. "I
need not be told that by you. sir," he
blurted out, sneeringly, "but there's
another aspect of the case, which is
that, when a man makes up his mind to
play a desperate game tor a big stake,
as you are doing, clouding the good
judgment of thu lady by your vile hy-
pothesis, be hardens and steels himself
against any insult which n honest man
can put upon him; but my life for many
a year has been cast among violent nnd
headstrong people. I spoke a little too
quickly. You are right Yon are de
Benring of our contempt, and nothing
Col. Bars tow bowed with mock polite
Bess. , ......'.
"As for your allegation of fact," eon-
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tinned Fsfrvarnp. "upon which bat
' roar eaM. that there was no reason for
me to leave San Francimm, it disappears
with the other fabric of falsehood when
the sun of truth falls npon it It is
only natural that my wife's relations,
whose funds I waited in stock gambl
ing, nhmild at thin late day le adverse to
iwiving a family scandal. They are ten
years older, they deem we dead, or as
pood as dead, and. alarmed by your
wretched intermeddling, they naturally
aver that no fraud was ever committed;
that they were mistaken."
"It maybe, Mr. Faircamp," replied
the lawyer, with a nod of acquiescence,
"that I am the poor deluded victim of
my own speculation. 1 admit the possi
bility, but that is not enough. As the
attorney of Helen Faircamp, I demand
that vou lav before me positivo and
conclusive proof that the lojr born be
neath your roof at Oakland is the son
of Thaddcua and Janet Faircamp and
not the son of Jasper and Helen Fair
camp!" "Curso you, sir!" blurted out Thad,
taking a step forward und making a
motion as if to draw a firearm, but lie
suddenly halted, although his bronzed
face was drawn into lines of de
moniac fury to regain mastery over
himself as he glanced nt the newcomer
standing on the threshold.
"Take care, Thad," said the scout,
for he it was. "It might be dangerous
foir von to rrscjs for your shooting iron
in that way."
"Your answer, Mr. Faircamp," cried
Bars tow, completely ignoring the
timely entrance of the scout.
"What proofs do vou want?" asked the
outlaw in a husky voice. "Can there be
ttterproc.f in this matter than t heevi-
ilnniM nf fl.A hrtV rttVtl ftlthOI And
the boy's own father . and
mother? No other living soul was pres
ent at the birth of this child save a col
ored nurse, who died beneath this roof
six years ago."
"Thaddous Faircnmp," said Helen,
starting np and walking towards her
brother-in-law, "why this mystery
bout this child? Wherein he? Fto
div,chim! Let him stand face to face
with me! A single glance into his eyes
may annihilate every vestige or sus-
piclon in my mind! bend for him! '
"Impossible! saiti Faircamp.
'Ah, you are afraid," came almost in
a whisper from Helen.
"louaaronoinoin s, y r tnai ;
jubi, ...jr m.v wo "
to run from you with horror, to stretch
out his arms to me.
U1IAV AIKH1 I UBU1UAL 1TTII1 IliHlVIIli) UUH
dooji am jo tijiridaj oqx asnoi( jo
BMOmUM AJ3A 8111 JADUU d(l DOITnd PUB
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"H i.M si- i-ii
m u - , - -
l,,A ""l iopu, . ui uluu-.
UIA Will UII.W1
qiJnnr iuuaof oiut ano bmojo, pmrr
J.ionoKijd m no ' A'w4i!&j
pun A'unoq huojj.kI Hnll3 Pun 'uuoj
-j.k! o ifjnp 9Aq I "Apm 9iimn,Jojnn
(tin.1 joj Biliuq (f asjjii 8U0dmuip
i;o ao; 'qof 8oa()ooq ' oq nuv
'Motunii pamiapxa ,,'dtuooaiu aj 'u.wop
era ootis sums-csND pMjq ano.i
,,'ojll auoi jo;
oniw.iMsnn q on rj.I J i"uM saibavj
uiqiiAv uojiloa sjii; oacoi mm no
u,ilTt.ji; o oui Aui souioo,, 't(dnm(j)
jo ojiuiw v qi!M dnniojntT pminjiuoa
,,'am 'aou pur H)nip OIll l lrt'-'IaP
on iuo.ws 'opjs ai o) dua .-a waoiiuiu
xmt Xpjn;H m pun out uioj; pjoA
v AoijmT 'umn jnoA eHttisim noi
9.-i1nf jo )jnoa psjitia-os jo sajnuajo ,
pjurt am Aq paiumainq pun popiraj
q 0 tinos oqi sjojou pojodsutu pun
ouioq Xut woaj nao) aq o; josXui m
-jnd 1 n1"!9 JsaK ' "oatuino u qona o
9mquH tnqajJAai;' dmnuli ptH
pjOj Jjuj ..iuojaamv o u.m3tf
-pmbnoiaiqw rdmu m luauo An tiomAi
aumup ''Jbaub smv joj io papjM
oq iit.u saacmnn aboii pun '11 OAOjd
Moq MOUJ1 n!AV no gjno foq B!,(,
jj Odjisnf jo lanoa v uj 'A)unoa oosp
uiu l ntitj jo mf putuS phi Aq p-V"!P
-nj naaq 9Acq noA tpm.w jo; 'ofljBtp
aaut poa era hijav sarins P-Hi fl
oqi oj uanja-J isnm no xfHno uj
Ul-uaj, samC -d3 tnjAV 'uorupwa
jo Biupuaiu i -yunqiuu 8,q? jo B.u ou :
Av& 'ifl nojssassod m nj 9Aiq i
qijAk jjasmjq apjs
-oq 'pnux pwtioa ..jattn pu upini.V..
trjj pno.Cjq pa.iouKU put) pa)3npq OAnq
'ins wo jo sainiins oqt jo aoiiHoiA
ui .'noA tuoqA Aoq m jo aaqiom oqi q
amnoaim napn oq; wuuqa r i.utwroj
;owKOWaq(.A. ..Mnt.l.Pr! h Claimed, snrino-ina-
I4! .9lP!!!:Utf lM toward Janet, but she refused liis em-
n.uv,.a i pu H ". increasingly ambitious sueu forecasts
Auvjsjim P!W ,,'dmiKupvi tmnppnqx . Def omc
W ;snjuJi8 aSauqo ra M t ft oting will satisfy M. Verne but
duroD4oli 'aerial trains traveling at tho rate of
panipqnxa ..iucara noi op )qA,t. j 25 miles an hour; a trans-Atlantic tu
..jaAuq 9A nq 'aago o joqiinj bnlar sen-ice, conveying the traveler
Sutqion 9Auq no, "S-auoi paansnam tnun London to New York in 285 min
puu pjoa u 'aaAi oq; pajidaa '4ts tcs; a "tolephoto" which ennbles peo
'joojd sjqi qijAV panor)8 ou urn i ! pitt flf different hemispheres to dine
;ui jo paaicu anoA A'q pajapuaao uota with each other, or at least to see nnd
-idsiiB jo niriatA eq 9jb no mi isiq
poanjAnoa oju nojC iqnop on inoA" Kjsiot
ouojuuj puqx pamiopxa 'ajs 'naAV.. I
o uaaq OAuq Aaqi pasjaj.w Avoq qo
s.moA w uos ta si ioaloH 'paAiaaap
Xu-11"3 'nodn pasodmj naaq ATiq nox
nauBf pa.mnumn ..'noioit aA" x
,,jamora B.iJaqojx ln noi bjd
:.Cisoi.m,) aApdmnaud putt ojpi Jiaq)
ty'vs,, 'pqj, pjt!s VaP 'nsS..
UBmo.w pijiinvaq ODnosiqiaii.v 'naiJuuqn
A"iqujai 09 'paSnnqa os ' t e.na
-l'"1!! p-wwasa AqiwimA's jo Xia s 1 v
ukxu oqi poaajua dmtt,Vnti au
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pouotrrums -q ajj.vk ano.t j.-kj -sajajpuj tained to speak through the telephone
oiqnuuA qnns uodn osua Am usaa ,nop to millions of subscribers, and daily in
I uaqio eq; ao A"av ano aaniqmasaa stallmcnts of novels to be continued to
jo innr njaui aq; joj sjun "a I qil morrow morning will be given bv pop
u laA" 'aa;;am spt jo ;uauiarv:w A"paads ,nlar authors. Man is to be fed oa the
qant o Jiapjo u pauoaaj pnq aw choicest viands, laid on as New iver
qaiqAi noon ajunutupu nmijaa jo sn
qoj inm ;napiaa aiquja; snri oqM
'aa-tMiq aq; uu8aq M'dmua4j'lj 'Jiv,.
mtnu aq; o;n jaq uhotoav psziuoSo
Pl AvojsjirfT sqos 9AispxAnoi a.ua
"I'll A1 Alno nao-iq 'aauaxis daap nj
-! nioaj paarams oq pmo. uojs
-eajdxa iuiJuo s;j jo aoniqqaias ajbas
popaaq iia;adutoa aq pxnoqs ;j uaq.u
uaAO ;q; panuaaiq pun tuo; naaq anj
s.pm oq; puq Xumua os aoj 'Aiin;no aq;
paJOABj a.i o; paoraas o;a -aoog aq;
o uaiinj q ;snra .aqs out spj q;;M
aaq naj nq MOjsanfr ;6n pq
pun 'Aoq p ,.q; io ;qJ3is aq; ;n joj
joq pastiOJO. .4 jo Aia aLvS uoio
a.fa auo 'tuo; 'papinnu; 'u.vvop tLuojq;
Spaaq Suiaag sq; A'q ua?(iriJaAO shai
nos jCjv. '"unqd aq; UMop ;najao; pmo
9Tx paanod paw papadmv;s daaqs m
oSb sA'itp o.mx -jiasanoA" aoj aas A"bui
noA 'amoo 'duuajins jo paq no uiqi.
sati uos A"pj ' dmu.ip3 pandaa Vos
aq; jo ajq;ou jiwj t 'mopimt ox
hAi. Innrr thin nrmu whlln tior Tn1., war
; upturned with a pitiful look of half
j frVnzy, half dispair, as if the trath was
, to be mode lcnown at lost Thad was
Bs ood as his word, but as he leveled
his pistol at his wife a quicker hand
had pressed the trigger of another.
The ballet strudk the wrist of the out
law and literally shot the pistol from
his hand, but a shot from a concealed
assassin sought to do what his leader
had failed to accomplish. Janet fell
backward with a groan.
When the smoke of the firearms blew
away Thad Faircjinp had disappeared.
The outlaw 1i1 darfedotitof the honae,
thrown Diicieii on ins none, ami. fol
lowed by several tnisty companions,
bad sought refuge in the mountain.
The steel of Janet's corset bad de-
A S'UGH ieMTINZL WTWI 0VE TUt CMAWM.
A 61SCLE BEXTTNEL WATCHINO OVEB TUB
tected the ball and her wound was but
slight one. She f-oou revived Mill
iieutly to give a brief description of tho
mud committee upon iier sister-in-law.
"Then the poor lad who was trampled
nd disfigured by the fleeing herds of
sheep is my son and not yours, Janet?"
iski-d Helen Faircamp.
"Xo, no!" gasped the fainting woman.
"Not" so! Not mi!"
"Not mine, Janet?" whispered Helen
breathlessly, us she raised her sister-in-law
in her arms.
"No, It's falc," said Janet; "another
falsehood added to the long, long Use
Robert, your son, is alive and well.
That injured boy is I know not
,"Kobert olive and well!" exclaimed
several voices in tho same breath.
"Yes" continued Janet, "a close
prisoner in one of the out-buildings
on tho ranch, where my wretched hus
band confinad him nt news of your ap
proach to Waldcck Hill."
In a few minutes a handsome lad,
with the brew, large blue eyes set wide
8part, curly auburn hair and dimpled
ehin of Helen Foircnmp; in a word, a
jre8,,mWan(50 cven more striking than
c u Jirn had nTerred It to be, was led
. . . .
k - , ..,1 ll him. sira-a nornlnn-d thnn
him thn two
halves of the Faircamp fortune were
joined together again.
tlear Jlelcn, saia jmrsiow w
excitement had somewhotquieted down,
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"I have always felt that I would live
to set this trreat wrong right, for I had
Faircamp Sprang Fmm Hrk Chais.
a suspicion of it at the time it was per
petrated. Thank God," tho work of my
life is done!"
K.t ' dv o( thn hnn(1
"Has just begun, you mean, my dear
warm bc mistnken.
JULES VERNE HAS A VISION.
Wonderful Thing"' He Predicts for tli
World a Thousand Years Hence.
M. Jules Verne has been sp culating
as n.lint -ill Ka H,o !!., nl
rf , 000 hf A J denee,x.
Uln(ls her dominion it is noticeable how I
converse with each other while eating;
Bn( accumulators for condensing ana ;
radia ting nt will the sun's rays. Such
are the advantages to bo enjoyed by
the inhabitants of a certain city called
"Universal City,'' tho capital of the
United States in the year of grace 2S91,
i England by that time will, according
to M. Verne, navo become a province
of the United States.
The public will be kept informed of
the. latest political developments, not
only upon tho terrestrial globe, but
npon Jupiter, Mars and Venus. Not
that they will read newspapers. The
newspapers of the day will be spoken.
Brilliant descriptive writers will be re-
water is at present, and it will lie suf
ficient to step into a toilet cabinet to be
tubbed, shaved, dressed and brushed in
the space of two minutes. .
Fen a new digestive apparatus,
"warranted for two jwars," will be ob
tainable. But one thine we. or rather
our posterity, are told not to expect,
They must not expect to live forever,
A certain Dr. Foithburn's experiment
"in freezing his own body and causing
himself to be kept for 100 years turns
out a complete failure, so obstinately
does he refuse to bc resuscitated.
Commissioned Moth Exterminators.
A commission of gipsy moth extermi
nators, acting at the expense of Massa
chusetts, under legislative authority,
has been at work in the vicinity of Bos
ton. The State has already spent $100,
Ooo In its war upon this insect pest,
which in more than one suburb has
stripped the trees entirely of foliage.
Tho ravages were worse in Middlesex
county than anywhere else, and billions
of eggs were there destroyed. Indeed,
the nuisance has become so offensive
that tho fire department was frequently
called out to wash moth3 off the trees
and afterward crush them with rollers.
This winter the superintendent of an
nihilation will keep fifty men employed
at marking trees with the fatal white
circle. Twenty-one years ago the gipsy
moth was unknown in Massachusetts.
About that time a French professor,
who brought some eggs over for a
natural history collection, allowed
them, it is said, to blow out bt a
window. Hence all the trouble. -
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THE "HONEST MONEY" FRAUD.
rtr eh Prlntry "Hit far GoU
Co d-Hai Carraary.
The honest (f) money" tystem,
which is tho chief corner-stone in the
platform of the Republican part..", is a
vstem of money based upon pap?r,
declares the Topcka Alvocato. Tho
money enters circulation as a loan,
secured by a mortgage on property
cithor dircctiy or indirectly. Gold
moDey is no exception to this rule It
do not enter circulation and perforin
tho functions of money until as in
terest bearing debt is created. All
productive securities which are taken
as security by tho banks derive their
solo value from their power to extract
usury in some form from tho owners
of property. Ever dollar of this
money passes through tho bank a num
ber of times, and an interest bearing
debt is created every lime, thus ndd
ing debt upon debt and usury upon
usury with no increase in the number
of dollars by which these debts can be
paid. This process has been continued
until all the money in the nation is
only siiflieicnt to pay a fraction of ono
This burden of interest-benrine
debt is the basis of the so-called
honest money" system advocated by
tho old parties. There b nothing
honest about it It is merely a piece
of machinery for creatine debt tho
principal of which can never be paid.
Its sole valuo consists in its legal
powor to exact mury from productive
labor and legitimate business. As
long as the people sustain this system
by their votes and strive vo pay the
interest it will continuo to be the
source of enormous profit to the money
. Tho interest bearing debt rests upon
property and forms tho basis of gold
bug money. The People's party holds
that the property which gives value to
tho debt is a bettor basis for money
than the debts, the principal of which
can never be paid under tho present
monetary ?ystom. The property is the
only actual value which gives vuiue to
the dobt or tho money based upon lhe
debt' Both the dobt and the money
aro only legal values, and tho poopio
are the law-making power, just us soon
as they choose to express their will
through tho ballot box. Tho pcoplo
create these actual values by their
labor, and as citizens and voter 3 they
have the right to creato tho legal mo-
dlum by which actual values are ex
changed. There Is not even common
every doy horse sense in tho system
that covers tholr property with an in
terest bonring dobt in order to secure
a medium by which that property can
bo bought and sold, labor om ployed
and inoro property created. -The in
famous and opprcssivo nature of this
sybtem of making our debts the bnsis
of our medium of exchange is only
equalled by its absolute stupidity.-
lo illustrato: A farmer nocrts
money in ordor to make necessary im
provements that will onable him to
increase his power to create wealth
by his labor. Under the present sys
tem he goes to the bank, places a
morttrago on his farm for $1, 000 bear
ing 10 por cent per annum, running
fivo years. The mortgage is worth
to the bank tl, 000. with $.500 added
for interest, or 1,500. The money
is worth to the farmer $1,000 less
tho 500 paid as interest, or only $oOO
a clear loss to the farmer. If he is
very shrewd he may be able to shift
the loss onto the shoulders of others
and save himself, but in any event
productive industry has been a loser
of all that the banker realizes out ef
the operat'on. The only real valuo
in this transaction is the property
pledged for the payment of the 1. 000
borrowed, and this property belongs
to tho farmer. Now, if the only actual
value is in the farm, why not establish
a system under which the farmer could
convert that value into a convenient
form to bo usod as a medium to en
able him to make the necessary im
provements instead of turning it
over to the bank as security for a loan
and then paying 10 por cent for the
1 privilege of using the bank's crediu
while tho farmer owns tho only credit
in this kind of transactions that has
any real value.
Under a system by which property
could be converted, at cost, into a
medium by which proporry may bo
changed, labor employod, and more
property created, money would be
come ttio representative of actual
valuo pldoged for its redemption in
such actual values as the holder of
guoh money desired to purchase, and
the producors of theso actual values
would savo all that they now pay as
interest to non-producers. Such a
monetary system, based on actual
values, would be honest in the true
sense, and would always bo equal to
the demand. Every dollar would be
secured by actual values, the use of
which tho world cannot afford to dis
ponso with. Panics would be un
known, tho means of payment
would bo equal to the value of the
wealth created by the people. There
is nothing more senseless than tho
charge that this would be a system of
unhealthy inflation. The inflation in
the volume of the currency, under
this system, would be but a small
fraction wlion compared with the in
flation of the volume of interest-bearing
debt undor our present system of
dishonest money, which is but a prom
ise that wo will do something that
never can be done. J here la just as
much danger In our creating too much
value as there is in our having too
much money based on valuo.
No Indications of Reform by
the Ornt Parties.
The result of the election in New
York, which confirmed by an enor
mous majority the powor of Tammany
aall and all the forces which it repre
sents, and prevented the completion
of toe ballot law: the oleotion of Mr.
Crisp as speaker of the house of rep
resentatives by a lammany-HiU Gor
man combination; the correspondence
between tho speaker and Mr. Mills;
and the appointment of Mr. Elkins as
secretary of war, are all illustrations
oi tho present false political situation.
It arises from the fact that the two
great parties do not represent the
chief public issues, says George Wil
liam Curtis in Hamper's Weekly, and
that neither or them, as a party, caa
be trusted as an agency to secure the
honest government which is an object
transcending all questions of policy.
In this situation the body of independ.
ent voters is nocossarily very large.
So long as the two pirates retain their
traditional hold, and Republicans
and Democrats follow tE party
mai'hine, controlled on one side by
leuders like Quay. Piatt Clarkton.
Dudley and their comrades, and oa
the other by HilL Gorman and Spring
er and Tammany hall, a great multi
tude of voters will be necessarily un
attached to party and party action will
be determined without regard to weight
of character, experience and iuteili-
genca hich would be of the highest
servi o to any party.
It is idle to say that a citizen Is
necessarily impotent who does not
join a party, and that he ought to join
it and try to influence it Tweed used
to propose to respectable young Dem
ocrats to become mombei-s of the Tam
many machine. But his ob'ect was to
make them stool-pigeons. They were
not to control, but to give his
control a respectable air. When a
president thinks that Mr. Klkins
is the kind of person who should be
ca'.lod iot3 the cabinet is it a good
time to join the Ilepubiican party in
order to secure another kind of cabi
net officers? When tho Democratic
majority in New York declares em
phatically its confidence in Senator
Hill and Tammany HalL and in the
house selects as speaker the repre
sentative of active opposition to a
Democracy of which Mr. Cleveland is
the representative, is it the moment to
join the party in order to persuade it
to renounce Tammany leadership?
Ecforni within tho party is the merest
chimera The occasion and necessity
of reform arise from the fact that tho
party, which moans its majority, is
going wrong. But so long as the
party is successful how is the minor
ity to persuade the majority that it
ought to mend its ways? A party is
a body of men who agree, not who
lsagroo. When a voter feels that
his party needs to be reformed he
must procure its defeat and then he
ceases to bo a member of tho party.
i Here are lour questions which are
now most paorainent and upon which
the great body of independent voters
agree. They are tariff reform, civil
service reform, a sound currency 'and
an honest government. Hut there is
no party which stands for thoso issues
collect'vely. The Democratic party
professes tariff reform and rejects its
especial representatives. Tho Repub
lican party calls itself the party of
honest currency, and Republican sen
ato! are free silver leaders. The
platform of both parties speaks
politely of civil service reform, and
tho administration of both discredits
it Both denounce political corrup
tion, and each collects and spends cor
ruptly as much money as it can. If
It bo the duty of "every citizen to join
a party, which party shall ho join?
Shall it be the Democratic
whieli prefers Mr. Hill and
Mr. Gorman and Tammany hall
as its leaders or tho Republican which
honors Mr. Elkins and seriously trios
to replace John Sherman by Foraker?
It cannot be said that these are not
the ncccptcd leaders of the parties.
If they are cot, who are? Nobody de
nies that Mr. Croker asserts truthfully
that Tammany h all is tho only organ
ization in the o ily recognized by the
Democratic party of Sew York, nor
that Senator Hill is the actual Dem
ocratic leader in the statu. Nor will
anybody deny that Mr. Halt is the
Republican leader in New York and
Mr. Quay in Pennsylvania, nor that
the attempt to justify the appointment
of Mr. Elkins is an evidence of decline
in ttie true standard of the public
. It is a time when parties do not rep
resent the actual division of political
opinion, and when both parties de
grade the political standard, and it is
therefore a time of groator political
independence than ever.
Keep It Before the People.
The press of the old parties falsely
report that the People's party of Kan
sas is dying out and the people aro re
turning to their ofd parties. Not
withstanding these malicious false
hoods, the official returns of the last
election show that the total vote of
the state In 1891 was 40, 299 less than
in 1890, and that the People's party
cast 6,888 more votes in 1891 than
were cast for the state ticket in 1890;
and that in counties where tho Peo
ple's party was defeated in the last
electioa it was douo by a combination
of tho two old parties against it Keep
these facts before the people. Advo
cate. Farmers and Politics.
Farming for farmers and politics for
politicians, have played havoo with
the farmers. The farmer will here
after attend more to politics and see
that tho affairs of this country are run
on the principle of "equal rights to all
and special favors to none." The pol
iticians would profor to run it so that
a clas can secure benefits, so that
boodle can be secured from that class
to run each campaign. That is just
what has produced the troubles that
environ tho peopls. Alliance Herald.
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than we have oeen neretofore to niaki
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as the best grades of Northern Colo
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ning out of Denver or rueblo. men
capacity is sufficient to guaraatee
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" Where we are, how we got here,
and the way out."
By Hon. W. A. PEFFER,
V. t. SENATOR TUO KiNaig.
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Senator Ingalls. The title is Tub Farucr'
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In the earlier chapters, Senator Teller dr
icribcs the condition of the farrner in variow
parts of the country, and compares it with th
condition of men in other callings. Ho carcfull
examines the cost of labor, of living, the price
of crops, taxes, mortgages, and rates of latere
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The Alliance Vindicator: Lower
Interest and higher prices will solve
the whole financial problem. Let
money go down and product and labor
will go up. Then all will prosper if
laws are uniform in their bearing and
the government makes money for tho
people like it makes postage stamps
for the people at one price to all.
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