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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
May 16, 1895 THE WEALTH MAKERS. Ksw Ssrlst at THE ALL1ANCE-1XDEPEXDENT. Coasolldkuoa of the Firmer Alh&nce and Neb. Independent. , PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY BY Tks Wealth Miken Publishing Company, UM M St. LIbcoIs, Nsbraaks. G IO(OI HOWAID GlWOI .. Editor ..BdsIosss Hidmit J. . HT4TT N. I. P. A. "If an maa most fall for m to lis. Tbca Htk I aot to climb, Another's pala X choose not for my good. A goldan chain, A rob of honor, la too good a prlM t To tempt my but; hand to do a wrong Unto a tallow man. Thla lite hath woa Sufficient, wronubt by man's tatanle foa; And who that hath a hart would dan prolong Or add a sorrow to a stricken tool That seeks healing balm to make It whole If; bosom owm the brotherhood of man." Pnbllabera' Announcement. Tha nohncrlptlon prlca of Tun Wialti Haw III it $!.o par yea', In ad vane. Aganta In loMcltlng enbserlptlons ahonld ba very careful that all namca ara correctly spelled and proper poatofflce given. 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As long as we have rich idlers, we must have poor workers. Were all producing wealth and equitably exchanging it, none need be poor. Government bunks can alone secure tons an unfluctuating unit of value, a dollar whose purchasing power will neither appreciate nor depreciate. . Aararam Lincoln was the friend of the oppressed; his son, Robert T ,is president of the Chicago Gas Trust now owned by, or a part of, the Standard Oil Company. Too late for publication this week we received a long communication (12 type written pages) from Senator Allen. It will appear, with editorial comments, in our next issue. II. F. WASMUNOof Rushville writes ask ing where Prof, llerron's latest book,"The Christian State," can be obtained. Order of T. Y. Crowell & Co., New York. Trice in cloth 75 cents. In paper 40 cents. Governor Waits has challenged Pat terson, editor of the Rocky Mountain News.and other silver single-plank leaders to meet him in joint debate July 4th. lie propose to defend the Omaha platform against all comers. In the good time coining an idler, a man who voluntarily lives on the labor of others, will be universally despised and condemned as a criminal. But how the world would stare now were tha Astors, Vauderbilts, and the whole outfit of watering place dudes, arrested and com plaint lodged against them for living without labor, as aristocratic tramps! One man belonging to the recentcity government of Chicago, ' contrived to draw, thirty-one salaries. He was on thirty-one pay rolls. Another man, a well-known saloon keeper of the 29th ward, and who never did a stroke of work for the city, was on fourteen differ ent pay rolls. Stuffing pay rolls is a great inveution. On the Chicago pay rolls it was easy to carry dead men and draw pay for work never performed. United States Senator Mitchell of Oregon, Republican, is leading the g. o. n. of that state to adopt an out and out free silver platform. Would'nt it be a great scheme to cut down our platform to free silver and in one state be swallow ed by the Democrats and in another by the Republicans who favored 16 to 1 free silver? It's a pity someof our silver-crazy Populists can't be lifted np high enough to view the whole national field and sense the situation as a wholel The Buffalo Express (Rep.) declaret that free trade creates trusts, and tells why. Under a protective tariff on salt the business remained unorganized; but when the tariff was removed the salt makers were "forced to make a combina tion to raise (hold up?) prices to get a profit out of the business," it is said. Yea, well, but what difference has it made to the people whether the tariff ora trust held prices np? In either case the con sumers' bill was the same and wages were reduced to the lowest possible point. "TO EKE 18 HUMAK" Tiety ran so low in a certain charch that a good deacon said there were but two faithful, Bro. Blank aud himself, and he had some doubts of Bro. Blank. It is George Howard Gibson and Bro. Wolfe with some suspicion of Bro. Wolfe. Say George, who are most amused and grati fied by this process? Cannot you indulge your pt'Heiminni in other channels with a little effort? Minden Courier. Whether George is as self-satisfied, and as doubtful of all the brethren, as this application of the story implies, or not, he appreciates the motive o his critic, "Faithful are the wounds of a friend." He who canuot take criticism kindly and gratefully should never criticise. Probably Brother Richmond wishes to intimate to me that I am not liberal minded, that I am inclined to disfellow ship and be suspicious of all who fail to see the Populist truth as I see it. He wishes me to be more tolerant, and not be quite so sure that unless the world comes to my way of thinking it will go swiftly to the dogf, figuratively speak ing. If I may be allowed now to speak for myself, let me say that I have not been consciously speaking for myself; but for the people, the people's party and the people's platform.. I have believed, do believe, that the Omaha platform, made by their honest intelligent representatives in 1802 and in every state ratified by the people, expresses their unchanged princi ples and demands; demands which they will persist in till they are enacted into law. With my whole soul, my moral sense and reason, I subscribe to those demands, in substance, and believe upon their enactment into law depends the rescue of the masses from monopoly op pression. I have had a taste of poverty myself. I know how millions are suffer ing today, A man out of work, with wife and little ones dependent on him aud means fast dwindling away, suffers fear fully as day after day passes aud no work can be found, and millions have been in this situation since '93. I can imagine how people suffer who are facing the fore closure of mortgages upon their home, their household goods and family ne cessities. I can conceive the life of those who must slowly die in sweaters' dens, and the despair that leads to begging drunkenness, crime, prostitution and suicide. I see and in a measure feel all this and know how the people are fast being submerged by spreading poverty; and 1 also see the salvation contained for all in the changeless principles and ust demands of the People's party. They ore God's demands. They are the demands of justice. It is my faith in this political gospel of justice, of law to be enacted, that makes me zealous in de fense of the Omaha platform. I have not been self-centered. I have not struck blows becaUHe I have a dictator's spirit aud love to fight, but only and always for the sake of the suffering, defenseless masses. But no doubt a man may feel intensely for the wronged and offend a needless number. If I have offended a single Pop ulist who loves the poor I am sincerely sorry. He is a wise man who makes no mistakes of judgment. There are all sorts of men in the People's party. They can not all see alike. What needs to be said to some, if appropriated by others, does harm. Some cannot see that our boud of union is not silver, or any one single question, but the entire Omaha platform which drew us all together. Those who think silver is the great ques tion of course think the silver Democrats are all right and that we can tie up with them and accomplish more by so doing. To such the governor's acts, distributing rewards to Democratic leaders, do not seem like the betrayal of the People's party. And Senator Allen 'sefforts, aided by other men, to turn the Populist vote in the Second district to Jim Boyd aad fuse and confuse ns with the Democrats in the Third district, are looked upon by the Populists who are first and princi pally silver men as justifiable, the work of "practical" politics, a desirable union of forces. But a larger number, we be lieve, men who stand on the whole Oma ha platform refused to be made one with the silver Democrats, men who remained avowedly Democrats still, and fought fusion because they believed it would ac complish the disintegration aud destruc tion of the Populist party. All of which should show clearly that we can not have peace in the party if the politicians persist in trying to fuse us with our political enemies. The editor of this paper is as averse to strife as a man can be. He is compelled, however, to condemn fusion deals find tie-ups with men who are not Populists, who are therefore our political enemies. The Omaha platform is broad enough to hold, and hold together, men possessing many shades and variations of opinion, so long as they stay on it and do not try to trim it down or lead us to tie it and our cause to other opposing political crafts. We do not seek to force our per sonal interpretation of the body of Pop ulist principles on those who differ with ns. But we shall continue to insist that Populist leaders must be loyal. If they make deals or acknowledge obligations to our political enemies we shall class them with those enemies. Otherwise we shall have political confusion, with friends and foes indistinguishably and inextricably intermixed. THE SITUATION IX TEXAS We are living in evil times when the ad journment of our law-making bodies is felt to be a relief. The following head lines in the Louisville Courier-Journal express about what hoe ben expressed regarding the adjournment of perhaps very state legislature and the national congress: "Without a Tear. Adjournment of Texas Legislature a Relief. Accomplish ed Nothing. Treasury Empty and the Democrats Hopelessly Split." The "split" is the silver lining to this cloud. Hon. Travis Henderson, a life long Democrat, twelve times returned to his seat in the Texas legislature, near the close of the recent session, in Which the corruptiy divided Democrats had block ed almost every act of legislation pro posed in the interest of the people, rose to warn the members of his party. He said: "We must have a care how we con duct legislation here." It may be a long time indeed before we assemble another Democratic legislature within these walls." His colleagues gazed upon him with astonishment and after a few momenta impressive silence he raised his hand and swept it slowly before him as he traced the letters of fire on the wall above their heads, aud, exclaimed: "Mene, mene, tekel upharsin." t The Courier-Journal (Dem.) reporting it says: "No one has had much to say about the little scene, but everybody has done a lot of thinking." The Populists in the legislature, 30 in number, voted as one man for every good measure introduced and against every bad measure, and commanded the respect of the better element of the Dem ocrats. The Populist party in Texas at the last election polled 160,000 votes for their state ticket, and they will easily sweep the state at the next election. Furthermore, a fact that is important, they have had no fusion in Texas. It has been and will be a straight, middle-of-the-road, Omaha platform fight. That is the kind of "practical" politics the Populists of that great state believe in and successfully use. They have utterly refused to fuse with the Republicans, and by being honest, open-handed and con sistent they are capturing that great single-state empire. BUT SEC ALL THE GUILTY ' Henry D. Lloyd's great book, "Wealth Against Commonwealth," is doing so much to destroy the oil magnates' repu tation that it is a wonder Rockefeller does not get out an injunction to protect himself. Rev. Dr. Ecob of Albany follows Prof. John Bascom, D. D., in protesting against the harlotry of the church in ac cepting money from such a source. Dr. Ecob says: "The Standard Oil money, if the rec ords of our legal tribunals can be trusted is foul by the cancerous touch of every crime iu the calendar. It has silenced the conscience of the juror, loaded like a dice the decision of the judge, darkened the discernment of the legislator, added fuel to the greed of great corporation, and has even gone down with malicious intent into the nether world of arson and murder. Plant a million of such money in the foundation of a church institution or college, aud what preacher or teacher there can utter one profoundly true word against the capital, criminal by whose unhallowed gains he buys his daily bread?' I wonder if this is only a shrewd exten sion of its too succensful business policy, to plant hush money among the schools and churches." ' But, after all, there is only a shade or two of difference between the guift 'of one monopolist aud that of another. Murder of the slow or life-shortening sort is in volved in every individual act of monop. oly oppression, and the monopolist is the man who forces others to sweat for him, to give him labor service which he does not in any or. in equal measure re tarn. The landlord, the money lender the legalized highwayman (railroad stockholder), the coal-baron, the specu latorany and every man who uses nat ural or acquired power to force from others more labor than ht performs for them, is of this robbing, torturing and murdering class. He is foul with selfish ness and the blood of the wounded and dying is upon his garments. "Come out of her, my people.that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye re ceive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven." It seems to be the prevailing, all-con trolling belief that there is nothingvalu able that money cannot buy. All are reaching after money as the means with which to gratify every desire, and even the multi-millionaire is still 'grasping after more money, thiuking that with more he can increase his happiness, or satisfy his still unsatisfied desires. But it is all a woeful blunder. There is just one thing that can make us happiness, and that is, to labor for others and to be loved by others. We have some proof of this in the ideal family life. But what the most perfect family life is, the com munity and national life must be made before we can be satisfied. Each needs all, and all need each. Hjred service has no love in it, hence is contrary to nature's plan. It is not fellowship, but isolatiou, leaving the heart barren. The market place or exchange struggle for gain from one another, the contracts we make to serve or to pay money for service, sepa rate as, cut up the natural communal body, compel antagonism of individual parts, destroying all social life and fellow ship. Voluntary community organiza tion to labor for one another in all pos sible ways on the fraternal plan, uniting the interest of families in one great family, is the beginning of a social service and fellowship necessary to enlarge our life and increase our happiness. "Money continues to be very abund ant" where? In New York. Oh I . THE EVILS OF PARTY RULE The Democrats will make a platform and nominate a candidate for president to catch the Populist voters who ask on ly financial reform. The integrity of the People's party will require a broadeuing out the platform to take in the Initiative and Referendum or it will be swallowed np. The referendum alone would be enough platform and when once under stood would carry. Coming Nation. We are strongly of the opinion that this is what the Democrats will do, and that the strain of attraction and counter-attraction will test the cohesiveness of our party and reduce its numbers for a time if we canuot sink political differ ences in a common effort to smash all party machines for all time by voting in to the people's hands the power of direct legislation. If we could make a cam paign on this one paramount, most vitally important question, shall the ma jority be given power to rule directly, holding in their hands the veto power, the referendum, so that no important legislative act which they may choose to pass on can become a law if they refuse to sanction it, then once for all would we escape from party divisions and evils, from the independence-destroying rule of either this or that spoils-seeking, party-machine-running group of damna ble demagogues. As Prof. Herron says, "We do not select the men we elect." The honest, fair minded people of this country are not united and cannot unite in one party, because they canuot agree as to what is the most important .ques tion or reform. They are found in four contending parties. There is a struggle even now going on in each party to hold together those already in that particu lar party, and it is probable that in the campaign next year there will be six di visions in which good men will be found fighting each other, six political parties instead of four. Now, the question is, is it possible for the good people of this country to avoid or escape from party divisions? Is it not possible for thegood men of all parties to see that the evils which afflict us so sorely are each and I every one of them intrenched behind the grouping, dividing party machinery? Nobody knows what the majority would like to do on any unsettled question. Republicans, Democrats, Populists, and Prohibitionists cannot, as they think, reasonably tear themselves away from their several party groups, because the men of each party believe their party to be wiser than any other party, and so no expression of the will of the ma jority can be reached on any proposed reform and all progress is blocked. It is apparent, therefore, is it uot, that party groupings by dividing us are the defense of evil and that party bonds must be broken? In other words we mustget to gether out of all parties. We must get together, but we cannot get together as Republicans, or Democrats, or Prohibi tionists, or Populists, or Bimetallists, or anything else. We cannot escape from party bondage by any effort of one party (new or old) to swallow all other parties. WejCannot get together on any one question; because we cannot agree as to what that question should be unless we can come to see that thr question of de stroying all party machinery by giving ourselves power to rule directly, by the Swiss method of the Initiative and Refer endum, a non-partisan question, is in comparably more important than all party questions, because it removes the obstacles which separate usand provides the means by which to take action upon any and all questions, as fast as we be come interested in and wish to vote upon a question. The difficulties in the way of uniting to overthrow the power of all parties to keep us divided, may not be insurmount able. Let us consider what they are. The mere adding of the Initiative and Referendum demand to the platform of the Populist party would not add the people to us, would not break the bands that bind them to their present parties. Aud if two or more reform parties Bhould add this demand to their platforms it would not help the matter. It would be wiser to have no other demand save this one, to confer all power of legislation from their representatives (?), so-called-back into the hands of the people. To obtain this we would not be sacrificing anything, ,b,ecause the People's party would be exchanged for, would in its last labor help to usher in, a people's government, which would be permanent and progressive. It is not a people's party, but a people's government, that we want. Is it possible for Republicans, Demo crats, Prohibitionists and Populists who desire progress, unobstructed majority will enactments, a people's government, by the action of all who desire progress, to come together to secure the law-making power, through the adoption of the Initiative and Referendum method of legislation? THE TALK OF U8URERS In looking through the financial editor's columns of a New York exchange dated May 9th we were somewhat interested in his statements intended to make wage earners and borrowers contented and capitalists and money monopolists easy in their consciences. He claimed first basing his statement on a table prepared by a U. S. senate committee that wages Increased between 1864 and 1891 over 80 per cent, and that prices of commod ities had decreased 4 per cent. Referring to the claim of certain philosophers, that labor originates all values, be said, "This, of course, is not true; but it is a fact that of the prices at which articles are sold at wholesale, labor gets by far the largest share." Now, why does he say, "This, of course, is not true?" The labor of God and the labor of men create all useful and valu able things. This is self-evident. Where then does the idle capitalist and his chil dren and children's children get a just claim Cu the product of those who work? Is it not exasperating to the wealth makers to have the wealth takers preach that they ought to be content if over half the value of what they produce is left by the plunderers? Statutes that legalize plundering do not change the nature of it. This New York financier also tries to convince his readers that the creditor class has less power and a smaller share now than formerly, because the rates of interest have falleB. The rate of interest does not show the amount of interest If the rate of interest is some what lowered, but the amount of debt greatly increased, the interest burden at the lower rate is greater. And if the yearly interest amounts to more than the net product of labor, as is the cose, it proves that the wealth and land and capital resources of thecountryare being concentrated and the workers expropriated. THE MAY MAGAZINES The May Century contains the conclu sion of Mrs. Harrison's serial, "An Er raut Wooing," the seventh instalment of "Casa Braccio," the beginning of "The Princess Sonia," a novelette by Julia Magruder, "Two Shadowy Rivals," one of Richard Maicolm Johnston's ever wel come short stories, and two others, "Lu cinda," by Langdon E. Mitchell, and "Regret" by Kate Chopin, making an unusual amount of fiction forthis month. The "Life of Napoleon" iscontinued, as richly illustrated as usual; Noah Brooks tells of "The Close of Lincoln's Career;" R. W. Gilder, the editor of the magazine, has an article on "The Heart of Living stone, with pictures from photographs taken in Africa; A. C. Bernheirn contribu tes "A Chapter of Municipal Folly The Squandering of New York's Public Fran chise;" W.E.,Sraythe,edit6r of the Irriga tion Age, has a timely article on "The Conquest of Arid America" with a map of the arid region of the United States, showing areas irrigated and giving re sults in Utah, Colorado, California and Arizona. Alexander McArthur has an interesting paper on "Rubinstein" with portrait, and Harriet Waters Preston's "Beyond the Adriatic" is , concluded. These with the usual departments and poems make a valuable number. We sometimes think there has been by evolution a great increase in human wis dom in the last 2000 years, but it is not so apparent when we acquaint ourselves with the wisdom of the ancients, The The prayerof Agur was, "Give me neither poverty nor riches;" today the man who thinks less wealth is better than more, is rarely overheard in his devotions. And if he were he would doubtless bedenounc ed as a dangerous character, a "socialist communist and anarchist," (as if these words meant the same!) a leveler, an in fidel, etc. Speaking of socialists, Cicero had more sense and wisdom than most moderns who fancy they have "evoluted" far beyond him. He said: "One thing ought to be aimed at by all men: that the interest of each individu ally, and of all collectively, should be the same; for if each should grasp at his in dividual interest, all society will be dis solved." Yet this is what all, except a few com munities like the Christian Corporation, seem to be doing. And we can see, too, that the antagonisms between theselfish monopolists and dependent workers, with increasing strife, suffering and bitterness,, threatens the dissolution of society. In the investigation before the Illinois senate of the department store question a representative of one of the largest de partment stores defended them as follow ing the ordinary lines of (selfish) strug gle and power and said: "It is almost axiomatic that every man's success is made by overcoming those in the same business. Success is simply a process of eliminating others out of the contest." This is the naked unadorned (save by political economists) brutal fact. Now why can not the church see that this is not Christianity, but devilishness; and that if the Christian law (love) is rejected by all six days out of seven, there can be no Christianity or salvation even one day in seven, and hence no salvation here or hereafter. Mr. Edward Atkinson knows alto gether too much of "the things that aiu't so," and he continues to add to his stock in trade. He is just in print with the claim that thecoin notes issued under the act of 1890 cannot be reissued if they have once been redeemed in coin. If Edward's interpretation of the law is allowed and the goldbug administra tion will be pleased, of course, to agree with it a little stock of coined dollars can be used (by pushing them out of one window and taking them bank at another) to redeem, cancel and destroy all the coin certificate currency issued under the Sherman act, and the bullion bought with it, with the mints closed against silver will lie in the treasury vaults, unused, unrepresented, wasted. The "Sound Money" fellows of New York are keeping up the flow of their literature, "without money and without price" so much do they love, or fear, the benighted people. Thelastedition of their goldbug gospel isentitled "Coin's Finan cial Fool." Horace White of Wall Street perpetrates it and in the publisher's note to editors pasted on they say any editor may use the stuff as his own and give no credit for it, and that a hundred copies of it will be sent free to any one who will make use of them. And the bankers settle the bills. Tret have struck oil in Southeastern Kansas, but the Standard Oil company has stepped in and through itscontrol of the railroads shut that oil away from :i .'.t .1 a t T l vania and either so lower the freight for the oil shipped in, or raise the freight on the Kansas product that the Kansas oil cannot be disposed of. But suppose the state of Kansas Bhould take the oil busi ness into its hands, produce and refine it, and force the railroads to haul it at a reasonable rate. How long will it' take the people to learn how to combine for their own protection? Bicycles of the best make have only within a year dropped in price below $150. The figure now is $100. They cost somewhere between ten and twenty . dollars. If the price corresponded with the cost ten times as many would be used with vast benefit, and an enormous labor demand would be made to produce them. What a shame that a few should have the power to so stand in the way of the people, as dogs in the manger. Be stow power upon men and their greed is insatiable. "When the Devil Fell Sick." (Continued from 1st pagif!) also." "When the devil fell sick the devil a saint would be." When the devil got well a devil a saint was he." One of the political devils was very sick at the time of our late conven tionTom Majors was setting very hard on his stomach and suddenly he develop ed into a Populist saint. A very devoted one too. No common farmer like Honest John Powers, was good enough for a Populist governor, but there was that incomparable man, Judge Holcoinb. The Bee would be proud to support him. Rosewater's love always proves fatal. The wreck may survive, but the man on whom he lavishes his affections invari ably dies, and his last love has proved no exception. But Rosewater is getting well, he land ed Majors higher than Jonah, and he has the grand satisfaction of knowing that the governor's Democratic appointments will drive every last man of the Republi cans who strayed from the fold last fall back into the g. o. p. camp. Yes, Rosewater is happy; he made the "medicine," Dr. Holcomb is administer ing it where it will do the most good The earnest Populist worKer is not so ' happy. He denies that his hard work aud conscientious devotion for the cause can with justice be ignored, and the emoluments at the disposal of our chief be squandered on political harlots. ni.utna.ia ir I nuuiinr. inr iiiiii ill 111. Kpnnh i(!h,iih ne Dersuaueu 10 voio m head of the ticket last fall, and be greet ed with, "We told you so." It is bad enough for Rosewater, Bryan, or any of the rest of our political oppouents to use the talents God has given them to defeat justice, and break down the advance of reform; but when it comes to meinuers oi our own household, it cuts to the quick, and the Populist or Populist news paper that remains silent while these re wards are being bestowed upon our political opponents, denies the faith, and like the sow that was washed .lies down again in the old wallow. Thank God there is a goodly army yet in Nebraska who have not bowed the knee to Baal, men of honor, men who cannot be bought, aud men who will nofr'be sold to gratify the personal ambition of any one. False leaders may betray them, but will utterly fail of retaining their future support. Fusion is like the fly in the apothecaries' ointment, causing the whole mass to stink, a drop of poison in jected into a healthy body destroying its vitality, and the end is paralysis and death. --"l Another vital point must be guarded, f True men thoroughly converted to our principles, who serve the cause for the ' love of it, in short, patriots, not politi cians, should be nominated for office. Had this course been strictly pursued our organization would show no joint in its harness, a target for our foes. If an incorruptible man had been nominat ed at the head of our ticket last fall no evil results would have followed; he might have bees defeated, but the defeat would have been a crown of glorv compared with the disgrace attached to electing a rw.litixul nnrnhol. all HHP VftnitV led (him to attempt dancing ou two ropes at We aud the same time, as wide aparts PnnnliHtn nnd Dpmocracv. A lofty tuiir-'r ble was inevitable. Shall the party cling to the seat of his tights and play the clown and tumble with him, or leave hii uml in future to his own devices? In a word, shall the party live, or buried alive in the grave of personal anf bition. C ri. King. 'Where Cbasn County Populists Stand Imperials', Neb., May 5, 1805. Editor Wealth Makers: Herewith enclosed plense find one dollar to pay for The Wealth Makers another ' year. I am pleased with the noble utter ances found in your paper for justice and the right at all times. First I would say that Chase county Populists stand squarely upon the Oma ha platform, and will not be side-tracked V on the "free Bilver switch." r I have just read Hon. J. V. Wolfe's ' letter to the governor in this week's paper, aud must say that my already good opinion of Mr. Wolfe lias grown wonderfully in the last half hour. But can I say the same for him to whom it is addressed? I do not believe there is a person in Nebraska who had felt more just pride in our governor and his noble actionsup to acertain point than I have. Was always making the boast that we had a thorough Populist governor. Now I have to suffer the humiliation of admit- ting that 1 was mistaken. jj Would it not have been better initio (' long run if we had suffered defeat in fhe election than that any combination should have been entered into, if such were thecase? If 1 have the best interests r.t Ka nnrt.v ut hpArt. will I anrfifina fkomV IS! MW f ' ..... - ...ww to promote my own interests; lo, never.