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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1876)
)for4 ihrw war, utrit tJmn ptiWUnee.
tulu when working fur the Bdpport of their
parly ; nml lnstciul or working for our
country's interest, they labor in behnlf
of their own enormous nml base swindles,
havo depleted tlin treasury, and the
cry of corruption rings the knell as the
olllce-holder performs the last sad rites of
his official career. Do wo need illustra
tions to prove what we havo said? No I
defalcations innumerable will recur to
the minds of every one.
We may be accused of drawing too dark
a picture, and we may lie accused of un.
patriotic exposure of our country's
shame. IT silence were a remedy gladly
would we await its application. Hut too
long have we remained silent and 'tis now
the time as the old parties rest upon the
verge of destruction, to make one more
effort towards an honest reconstruction of
our political organizations.
Let us first strike at our conventions,
and Instead of having them composed of
candidates, runners for the party organ,
little pettifogging lawyers, just commenc
ing practice and eager to gain popularity,
let us have men of wisdom, decision of
character and stern integrity. Then may
we expect to find men nominated for our
public offices worthy of the positions.
The olllco seeker will stand aside, and
yield his place to belter men. The parly
will lie represented by men whom the
country can trust and by whom it will be
Perhaps it Is natural that all progress
mibt comu by ebb and How. Perhaps this
long descent shall havo been ncces
to a higher ascent toward honesty and
truth. In the meanwhile lc.1 us hope that
in thoyeard immediately coming wisdom
will hold the high places, which cunning
has so long defiled; that truth will speak
win re sophistry has chattered t that honor
' and justice will ord'.T and direct the cnor.
Ogics and intricatu complications of our
government, so long tampered with by
political maucuvcrers, under the bad
directions of incapacity selfishness, tyr
anny and revngo. E. P. H,
Worse tlinii War, Worse thifii
Mr. Sherwin, as the reader will remorii
her, had received n call from Illinois, as
pastor of a large congregation, lie had
accepted the call, and had just returned
from hi? new field of labor, after c mplet
ing the necessary preparations for the
comfort of his family.
As Mr. Sherwin dcliui uteri a fair pw-sU
peel for Mr.Abhott.to locate his business in
this new place, ho desired to accompany
Mr. Sherwb; and his fnmlly there; but as
Mr. Abbott had business that could not be
transacted in time, he was obliged to jour
ney alone. To economize time, Mr. Ab.
bott made arrangements with Mr. Sparks,
an intimate friend, and who had just quit
his labors as teacher in the Acade.
my, to escort his family in their journey
On Ihe evening pteeeeding Mr. Abbott's
departure, great preparations were made
by Mr. Abbott and the children. Such a
stir was never before seen in the well'
arranged house. Many were the sugges
tions howjhi-i or that should be packed in
Ihe trunks, l ether this or that should go
In the trunks or valise, whether it would be
belter to wear this or that suit, whether he
would need his Ko.-.Mitli coat and umbrel
la; even little Hell asked whether or not
he would need his glasses. These, with
many more suggestions, were forced upon
Ihe loved father ami husband. Mr. Abbott
had packed some delicacies as luncheon
on the road. Aunt Betsy came running in
willi a large cake which she had carefully
prepared for her kind, departing master.
When told ll.-t there was no room for it in
the trunks or valise, tears gushed down
her glistening face.
"Pray, ma sa," said Aunt Bets-, "kint
you not gil a vay Irdf do cake? 1 knows
you would If yon k no wed de good 'grcdi
cuts in dnl cake.''
When room was made In (ho valiso for
part of the cake, her face lit up with joy,
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