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TIIE PLVXESTON INYESTIGATJON.
From the National Watchman.
After the People's party members have
backed up publtc sentiment and have
forced through the house a resolution to
investigate the Plnkerton thugs and mur
derers, Chairman Oates, of Alabama, re
fuses to act in the matter. There is a
firm determination on the part of "the
cowardly Democratic majority "to entire
ly ignore anything and . everything
brought forward, by the People's party.
This man Oaterhaa been a bitter enemy
and defamer of the Alliance, and has
now turned his efforts toward the Peo
ple's party. There seems to be no doubt
of his Intention to standoff this Investi
gation until after election, at least. Every
reform paper in the country shouM pour
hot shot Into him until he be compelled
to do his duty In the matter. It is a dis
grace to have an organization In the
country that makes such an Investigation
necessary, but still more disgraceful to
have an American congress too cowardly
to act upon one of its own resolutions.
SOL MILLER'S OPINION OF THE KANSAS
The platform adopted at the state con
vention last week la a wonderful piece of
mechanism, equaled only by the clock of
the Strasburg cathedral. The combina
tion is known only to the committee.
The platform of two years ago was a
stunner, but this one Is a daisy. We
have just learned how It was constructed.
The committee agreed that they would
eat a late supper of kraut dumplings and
go to bed and next morning each mem
ber should write down what he dreamed
and string it together for a platform.
They faithfully carried out their plan.
We notice that they have saved those
80,000 Methodist votes by putting in a
prohibitory plank. It favors the en
forcement of all the laws on the statute
book, including those enacted for the en
forcement of the prohibitory amend
ment This Is like indorsing the teach
ings of Christ, including the sermon on
the mount, or endorsing the beauty of a
pretty girl, including her eyes, her teeth
and her features; or Indorsing the city of
Topeka, including Its streets and houses
We withdraw our objections to A. W.
Smith's platform of December, 1889. It
beats this one.
"TIIE SAME OLD WEAVER."
From the Chicago Express.
So says the Chicago Tribune, and for
once that unreliable tool cf monopoly hit
the nail square on the head.
Yes, it's "the same old Weaver." The
"same old Weaver" who, in 1880, against
the most adverse circumstances, polled
350,000 votes as the candidate of the
The "same old Weaver" who, during
his two years in congress, made things so
hot for the two old parties that they
fairly turned heaven and earth to defeat
hla re-election, which they accomplished
only by outrageous lying and scattering
Wall street money like leaves of the for
est over his entire district.
It's the "same old Weaver" who made
that scathing speech in congress against
the government's depositing $00,000,000
among national basks as a compensation
to partisan politicians for services ren
It's the "same old Weaver" so noted in
political debates for calling things by
their right names and giving figures and
dates and bcok and case.
It's the "same old Weaver" whom the
farmers and mechanics of the whole
country have been booming for president
lor the past twelve months, ana wno,
next November, will make both Cleve
land and Harrison look ten times sicker
than did Bennle when he heard Gresham
, was going to run.
Tea, III. Tribune, "It's the same old
HOW THE TREASURY IS ROBBED.
Millions Paid Out for the Redemption of Da-
plicate Coupons and Greenbacks.
Washington, March 6 The officers
of the present administration are very
quick to discover the shortcomings of
their predecessors, and numerous sug
gestions are made by them of much
needed reforms, not only in regard to
civil service changes, but In the manner
of conducting the routine of business,
so as to secure greater economy and pro
tection against fraud upon the govern
ment A prominent treasury official said
to-day that the method of keeping
books and files and of conducting the
general office business in the depart
ments had not kept pace with the times,
but it is the same of that In vogue when
the government was organized. No mat
ter how inconvenient, the old methods
have been transmitted from administra
tion to administration, while the methods
in private business have been constantly
Improving. Some of these methods have
cost the government millions of dollars,
not only in the way of Involving greater
expense, but because they give oppor
tunity for actual fraud upon the govern
ment For instance, as Gen. Rcaecrans, the
present register of thetreasury,said today,
no precaution whatever is taken to pre
vent the duplication of bonds or treasury
notes should the plates fall Into dishon
est hands, and he says the government
has paid millions of dollars In the re
demption of bonds and notes which have
been taken from true plates. In 1871
duplicates of coupons on bonds amount
ing to over thirteen millions of dollars
were d'ecovered, and as they bore the
signature of Jay Cooke & Co., they were
paid by the government. These coupons
were undoubtedly taken from the true
plates. A record Is kept of the redemp
tion of bonds by number and designation
and of their cancellation, but no record
is kept of greenback notes, consequently
there is no way to prevent the redemp
tlon of any number of copies of the same
When a private bank contracts for the
printing of Its notes the contractor Is
made responsible for any duplication,
and if a duplicate is discovered the con
tractor is to pay for it But the govern
ment has no recourse. The general sug
gests that the present administration
shall issue a new series of notes, with all
the modern improvements as to paper,
style and form and precautions similar to
that adopted by private bankers against
duplication should be taken.
But this seems a hard matter, and as
the case stands these scoundrels have
everything to suit themselves, as they are
certainly backed in their nefarious work
by some person high In government
favor, and it seems almost impossible to
unearth this bold and successful scheme,
or even to get the slightest clue to whom
they deal with and how long the fraudu
lent Issue of greenbacks has been going
on is a hard matter to say, as they carry
on their work with such secrecy that
there Is no chance of bringing them to
justice. As the the work is bo perfect it is
a proven fact they are in collusion with
the engraving department, and this ac
counts for the millions of greenbacks
that have been Issued without the know!
edge of the government. Thousands of
dollars of this spurious Issue has been
used by the Republican party to further
their Interests on election day, and it Is
positively asserted that officials high In
government favor have been sending
theee spurious greenbacks to their friends
to be distributed on election day. .
As the case stands these people of
New York have; everything their own
way, for through their smart work they
do everthing in' perfect safety, and there
is not the slightest chance of detecting
them, or the people they trade with.
One thing is certain, their work la so
perfect that it defies the smartest detect
ives and experts to unearth them. So
clever do they cover up their movements,
and from investigations by the treasury
experts it seems impossible to tell their
work from the genuine, for it seems to
be a positive fact that they are In posses
sion of duplicate treasury plates exactly
the same as those in use by the govern
ment, and the paper is similar to that
used by the government It Is a pro
found mystery how and from whence
they obtain it However, there is one
startling fact which has lately been dis
covered. Thousands of dollars of the
denominations of ones, twos, fives and
tens, have been purloined from the de
partment at Washington, by whom it
never will be known, as there is not the
remotes chance of detecting the guilty
persons or those who are using them,
and it Is a positive fact that the rogues
were In league with some one holding a
high position under Republican rule. It
Is also supposed that there are in circu
lation silver certificates of the denomina
tions of ones, twos and fives; but from
what J. C. Walker, the government ex
pert says, they are more liable to be de
tected than the greenbacks spoken of
above, as the silver notes are printed on
poor paper, the engraving and printing
not extra fine, and a good judge would
discover the defects in them, but the
greenbacks which the New York scoun
drels are dealing in are so fine and clever
that there is not one chance in ten thou
sand of detecting them, and all the de
tectives can do has failed to unearth the
least clue as to how they obtain them or
discover those who are using them.
It has puzzled them not a little to as
certain why they offer them so cheap, as
they are certainly as valuable as the
genuine, and the only conclusion they
can reach is that the party In New York
do not want any excitement by using
them in the same city they make their
headquarters and do their trading. Since
it is a well known fact that there are
thousands of them in circulation In New
York City, passing from hand to hand
through our best judges of money, men
in all kinds of business, and they cannot
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