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THE NATIONAL UNION COMPANY. Recent papers announce the with drawal of M. D. Ooffeen, of Illinois, from this rotten concern. Mr. Cof feen was president of the National Business Agents' Association, com posed of the business sgenia of the several State Alliance Exchanges. He is one of the original supporters of the National Union scheme. He was at Indianapolis and participated in the perfection of the plan under which the company began operations immediately after the Indianapolis meeting. He was appointed "trade commissioner" of the state of Illinois, and has filled that position up to the time of his withdrawal from the com pany. If anybody knows the whole inside of the infamous scheme, from its inception down to the present time, it is Mr. Coffeen. While others have enjoyed the same facilities for gaining information, they still find it to their interest to stay with it The following special telegram to Chicago Inter Ocean gives some of the reasons for Mr. Colleen's with drawal from the company: Champaigx, HI., May 8. J. M. Thompson, of Jollet, grand master, and J. H. Van Arsdale, of Orange rralrle, chairman of the executive com mittee of the Illinois State Grange, have been spending a couple of days In Champaign, making an Investigation Into recent charges circulated, It Is alleged, with a view of breaking down the domestic hemp binding twine Industry, and de moralizing the direct trade established by the hemp twine manufacturers with tamers' organ izations In the west At the conclusion of their Investigation they drew up a circular to the Patrons of Husbandly In this state, and Issued It under the authority t f the executive committee, denouncing an article pub lished In April last in a Chicago paper as being "instigated by the National Union company, now well known to be a creature of the twine trust." They renew the recommendations of the State Grange, that Its members use domestic hemp twice, as uo; only being cheaper and bet ter than twines made from foreign liber, but be cause the domestic twine industry Is one of the most e fllclent means the farmers have of com batting the encroachments of the Cordage Trust. They conclude by saylug that If the hemp twine manufacture Is crippled, "the farmers of the country will be ltfc entirely at the mercy of one of the greatest monopolies that ever op pressed the people." Immediately after their arrival here Mr. Thompson and Mr. Van Arsdale telegraphed to Chicago, Inviting M. D. Coffeen, lately the trade commissioner of the National Union company, to come and meet them. They had an all-night conference with him, at the conclusion of which he drew up a personal address to the Grange brotherhood, in which he states that be has sev ered .his connection with the National Union company, and assigns reasons therefor. Among these he states the following: The failure of the company to meet tho expec tation of those who assisted In forming the plan and the hopes of the members and olllcerscan not be attributed to lack of effort on my parr, for I have at all times and In every honorable way tried to promote Its success, looking to the ben tit of the farmers' organizations, as have also the other ofllcers and represenatives of the farm ers' organizations; nor nave the members failed to proprely appreciate every honest effort of the company to carry out the proposed plan. The present almost uuiversal distrust of the company and antagonism of a great mass of the mem ben, together with the opposition of an Increasing majority of the offlceis and leaders of the orders, Is occasioned by the inexcusable air of mysteri ous secrecy about the capital and personnel of the corporation, the very peculiar methods of administering tne affairs of the company, and placing the National Union company in the con trol of the officers of the National Cordage com pany, commonly known as the twine trust. Be regards the efforts at reform In the quality, prices and methods of ktrade in farmers' twines that was expected to come from the National Union company to be a failure, and he says that in the matter of binding twine the hemp twine manufacturers are the only ones that have stood faithfully by the farmers; that they deal directly with the farmers; that while their products are from 3 to 5 cents cheaper, they are equaled only by the pure manllla In quality; that they will bind the grain better and cheaper than any other kind manufactured, and that the farmers should patronize the makers of these twines, be cause they are fighting the farmers' battles for them. The only financial backing the Na tional Union company ever had came from Waterbury and other members of the National Cordage trust. It was incorporated as a separate institution by irresponsible parties, in order that while these shrewd capitalists might seem to stand behind it and give it credit in the commercail world, their connection with it might still be such that they would not be come liable for its obligations. The chief object of these great friends () of the farmers was to boom their binder twine and the other products of the National Cordage trust, while the chief object of such men as Os wald Wilson, who are the visible members of the National Union com pany, was to speculate at the expense of the people. Bight in this connection we will make a prediction, and we desire our readers to make a note of it and not forget it The financial backing of the National Union company, which is in no way responsibly involved by the company's obligations, will soon be withdrawn, and those who have turned orer stores and exohanges to the company in exchange' for its de benture bond?, will have an oppor tunity, at their leisure, te calculate the value of those bonds. Mr. Water bury, and other members of the cord age trust, realize that their connection with the company, has been of incal culable damage to their business, and after selling what twine they may be able to sell this year through the sev eral agencies thus far established, they will atep down and out, and leave the several state agents and local managers of the stores holding the snipe bags. So well aware are the managers of the cordage trust that their business has suffered as above indicated, that trust twine is advertised in the papers to-day under the individual name of. Mr. Water bury, instead of the name of the Na tional Cordage company, in order to catch the fool farmers. We desire our readers to remember the above predition. The war waged upon this concern by the reform press has had its effects, and instead of the reform press being suppressed, as was threatened at Indianapolis, the great contemplated trust is likely to perish during the first year of its existence. We recommend farmers everywhere to buy only anti-trust twine, and thus help the thing to die an easy death. Our advertising col umns will tell you where to buy. ANTHONY WILL NOT RESIGN. A Topeka dispatch makes the fol lowing announcement: Topeka, Kan., May 7. Speculations concern ing the resignation of ex-Governor George T. Anthony as a member of the board of railroad commissioners, In view of his nomination as Re publican candidate for congressman at large, Is about removed. It has been quietly given out that he will not resign until after the election. Of course not He wants the salary for campaign expenses. It doesn't matter that the law requires a rail road commissioner to stay in his office and earn his salary. It has become the custom under Bepublican admin istration, according to Joe Hudson's testimony, for state officials to cam paign at the expense of the state, and it is not to be supposed that Anthony will be an exception to the rule. He is not built that way. QUESTION'S ANSWERED. A correspondent sends us a series of questions to which he desires ans wers. We will consider them in de tail: Question Why was the exception clause plactd upon the greenback? Answer To enable the gold bags to buy them at an immense discount and invest them in interest bearing bonds at par a speculation in the profits of which those who made the law have shared. Question Is It a fact that there was a law on the statute books requiring duties and In terest to be paid In coin? ! Answer That was the import of the exception clause itself. The greenback was made a legal tender for all debts public and private "ex cept duties on imports and interest on the public debt" The effect of the exception was just this: the importer was compelled to have gold to pay duties. He had to buy of those who were hoarding, for the purpose and pay, in greenbacks, whatever price was asked for it. The gold broker took the greenbacks, which he re ceived at immense discounts, and in vested them in government bonds at par. Thejimporter paid the gold he had purchased at a heavy premium, to the government for duties at par. The government then paid it back to the gold broker at par, as interest on the bonds he had purchased with the greenbacks, and was then ready to sell it again to the next importer at another premium for more green backs with which to buy more bonds. In this manner gold circulated in a circle as long as there were any bonds in the market In the mean time the importer added the premium he paid for gold to the price of his goods, and the consumer of the goods footed the bill Question If the currency was contracted, what did the people get In return for It? Answer They got an interest bear ing debt saddled upon them, which is not yet paid. Question Does the money power hurt the people, and It so. In what wa ? Answer Some of the ways are in dicated in the answers to the former questions. It also hurts the people in extortionate interest charges, and transportation rates, in combinations for the monopoly of the business in terests of the country, in the concen tration of wealth in few hands, and in a thousand other ways too numerous to mention. Question Is there anything money but gold and silver? Yes, anything is money that con gress declares to be such. Money is a creation of law, and it does not matter of what it is composed. THOSE LETTERS. Bepublican journalists (?J have found another mare's nest They have a letter from President Polk and another from the editor of The Ad vocate relative to the soldier resolu tion adopted at St Louis. These letters they ara running in parallel columns for the purpose of showing an incoasistency upon this question. What is that inconsistency T Presi dent Polk says in his letter that the resolution is not a part of our plat form. Now let these nincompoops read the other letter and see if they can find where it makes any claim that it is. No participant in the St Louis conference, and no person'any where who knows anything about the matter ever claimed that or the suf frage resolution to ba a part of the platform. The published proceed ings of the St Louis conference dis tinctly stated that it was not It has never been published in any reform paper in the country as a part of the platform. The platform ana "addi tional resolutions" have been kept as standing matter ia Tns Advocate ever since their adoption, and they show for themselves just what belongs to the platform and what does not The resolution was offered by an ex-confederate soldier, Mr. Davis, of Texas, after the platform was com pleted, and as a resolution it was adopted precisely as stated in the letter of the writer. This is no new thing in conventions of any kind. It is something that is frequently done. After the platform has been adopted, it is not at all un usual for individuals to offer addi tional resolutions and get them adopted, but it suits the purpose of Bepublican journalists (?) to endeavor to pervert this, as they do everything else pertaining to the People's party movement Knowing themselves to be absolutely unable to meet our is- sues and successfully controvert our arguments before the people, they seek thus to build up their declining cause upon the prejudices of the un informed. They will find before this campaign is over that they have something more to do to carry this election than to play upon the preju dices of the people. Prejudice is not now playing the part in politics that it did in former times. UNNECESSARY ALARJf. ' It ii probable, from the returm received from the county conventions held In the Third con gressional district, that Mr. Humphrey, of Inde pendence, will be nominated at the 1'ittsburg convention in June, to succeed Mr. Clover. This Is a disgrace to the district, aid totlu Uopubll cans of the state, who thus elevate as miserable an excuse for a man as ever exlited. and bestow upon him an h in r he Is n- w y ' h of hav ing. If 1 1 hN wh )) i'ar Mr, fiU tl ilectablo specimen ( invli -il trn h n in"i single qmlidcatMu f t t!ie t.lil ;o t.f cnivman, It has not b en dUcoverul; If, lo Mi political life, he has ever rendered a single service to his party or ut'. that wjuld entitle him to further preferment, It Is not of record. Under the cir cumstances, It is most devoutly to be wished that In the election next November, he will be defeated, even If jClovr has to be returned from the district. Tue peopl i can stand au ass ;tu congress, bat when ' li y are asked to elect an ass who Is also an Ignonnt. dishonorable, dis solute and disgraceful fe'iow, It.ls tooiuuch. Topeka Lance (llcp.) There need be no unnecessary alarm upon this subject The people of the Third congressional district can be relied upon to save Kansas the disgrace and humiliation of being represented (?) in congress by 6uch a nonentity as "Mr. Humphrey, of In dependence." Livikgstox went before the County A'llance at Canyer, IVickdnle county, (ia., Saturday last, and plead with tears which he can shed on any occasion-that they should not pass resolutions endorsing the Ht. Louis conference. He was not Interrupted; nobody made any reply. The vote was called, and to a man they voted for the rf so lution. L'.vlngstou took his hat and left without a word. lople'$ Party I'aper, Atlanta, (ia. That is the reception he met every where, and yet old party papers are telling the people that he fixed the Georgia Alliance all right for the Democratic party.