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THE WEEKLY EXAMINER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER II, 1890.
EEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE. Fool Them or Kill Them Off, The Trne Inwardness f the Conspiracy Against the Toilers as Shown in ;, i Letter that Wasn't Burnt. ' We ask the most V earnest, consideration for the following article. It is guaranteed to be genuine. Even if It were never writ ten it undoubtedly expresses the senti ments of the cold-blooded conspirators "who seem to be the ruling spirits of the land. We shall keep the article standing from now tilt the day of election, that those who happen to see it may be per tnitted to vote with their eyes open; and we trust that our fiiends in the State will aid us iu giving it all the circulation pos- cible Don't let a single paper go to waste but pass It along to those who strive to do the best according to the light that's given them. v '. -J." ' ' The editor of the Dayton, Ohio, Work man is responsible for the statement that the following is a copy of a letter from a capitalist ("Sam") to one of his friends: New York, Aug.- 1, 1800. Frieito Bibklky Dayton Ohio: ; .Tours of the 25th. ult came to hand in due time, but I confess my inability to fully and satisfac torily answer the questions you propound. Indeed they have been a source of great annoyance to most of us who have great capital invested id various ways. The fu ture political aspect is anything but en couraging. ; My only hope in . the future la the ignorance of the masses, and their sus ceptibility of being used by us just as . we have always used them. I will therefore try to answer your questions from that basis. You ask,' "Does the present agita tion among the lower classes I mean all laboring classes Indicate ) a" reversal of power from our hands Into theirs ?" Next you ask, 'Will the agitation likely amount to anything in the long run, or rather in time ?' To your first interrogatory, I will answer, that I do 1 not think the lower classes capable of conducting what now ap pears to be a war upon the upper classes, : for the following reasons:, . They are by no means united, neither in organization nor in objects to be accom plished, much less are they sufficiently in formed upon the real condition they are in. To explain. There is, for instance, ' the great organizations, fighting each other. Iowderly,H Gompers and all the leaders are at war with each other, therefore the var ious organizations are each at war with all other organizations. t! Just so long as these leaders fight each other, we whl have noth ing to fear. Now it is evidently our pol--icv to keen them fish tins each other. The resultwul be, a final breakEfg up of theseH organizations. The fact is apparent, that neither the leaders or the members have the first glimmer of common sense or they 'would long since have united their forces and compelled us to give way step by step aior need we fear of their ever uniting . up on any one great controlling principle. All that they can perceive is an . advance in 1 wages, and even if we have to concede a little in that way, it's only a question of time, and that a short time, when improv ' ed machinery and growth of population will increase the number seeking work, so that wages will naturally tend downward, These men do not yet understand that they ought to direct their fight and ener gies at the root of the subject. I am still more positively convinced, when I look at the various branches of industry, both pro ductive and distributive I see a sort of pride among the one branch or other which precludes all possibilities of unity. For instance, tne ciems m tne various or anc ti es ot distribution imagine themselves as, superior,, and will not associate with these whom they regard as laborers. . , We need fear ncthing so long as this pride; exists among the various branches of wage-workers. We, of course, can see no difference, but we must keep this antagonism alive and nourish it. Looking all along the ap parent line of battle, I see no reason : for fear. They can not now, nor Is it at all probable that they.will, unite forces, f nor strike at the root, which is so deftly cov ered up, that it requires great study and patient inquiry to learn where their trouble comes from. The only body that may.and it does, cause any trouble is the Knights of labor. It seems to me, as far as I can learn, they are the only organized body that is educating themselves and are hunt . ing for the root. The very fact that they realize that the wage question is not the root, makes it ominious for the future. But all other organizations are at war with them, and 1 must be our settled policy to wipe out their organization. We In the East are contributing to a fund to keep up the fight between the Unions and Knights of Labor. I am glad to be able to say we are succeeding in this line. There remains only one other cause for apprehension, and that is, when any of the K. of L. assemblies - is what they cal them, I believe breaks up they join some other organization and instil into them that devilish persistency of hunting up the root, and thereby increase our enemies. So far they have succeeded, at least in a measure, to stir up the farmers and others sufficiently to give us trouble. The only remedy 1 can see is to take the right of franchise from them and place the control of government entirely beyond their reach. You know the methods that are now be ing sought to accomplish this, and If it fails, some other similar method wi 11 have to be adopted. ' : We need have no fear of, the Republican working classes. We can always have these fellows to vote our way. The fact is, they are so far under our control that they willnot listen to any unless it is ."simon pure" Itepubhcanism . Our policy in the near future as soon as Congress adjourns will be to employ ;- every avaii- ble congressman, ana also those who are in any way able to speak in public to stump the country, and continue this until we have again turned public sentiment in our favor. This will ; require much money, but even if it does, it must be done no matter how much.' If it comes to the worst, we can soon get up a war with England. We have sufficient cause now : and can at any time force a war. . The monied men of England, at least a goodly number, are in accord with us on that line for they also are having a serious fight with the lower classes, and the way out of this whole muddle is war to kill off this discontented and troublesome horde both in England ana here. War will, give us pretext for all we want, and the poor fools will be only too glad to kill each other , off. Now, I have answered both your ques tions in one. I have done so in . a more extended form than I at first intended, but I realize that it is the only way in which to convey a clear conception of the whole situation. I need not caution you to destroy this letter as soon as read,' for fear it might through some mishap fall into wrong hands. If you wish further information regarding tne organization l wrote to you about in my former letter, I will give it with pleasure, but it must always be cipher, to avoid all possible chance of ' becoming known. Yours, etc., Sam. WHAT A MAN COSTS. Diary of a Householder Who Spent 940, OOO in Twenty-Six Years. What does It cost to bring up a fam ily? A gentleman whose experience will be recognized as having points in common with other householders,' has preserved an account of the expense to which ho has been in rearing a family of four children. To-day he entered the following statement in his diary. It might be a valuable statistical fact for the census takers: "To-day I closo - my diary. T wen ty- six years ago lo-day I undertook to keep an accurate statement of all my earnings and expenses, so that I might know pctually how much it costs to live in the ' married state, V Then all was anticipation. I and my young . wife counted our resources and our expecta tions. I received $15 a week, with a promise of more, i I ownod a house comfortable enough if or frugal young people to begin life in. We were spared house-rent, therefore, and our expenses have never included this item. Retrospectively I see that , we have brought up four children in compara tively : easy circumstances. My health has been good ; and my earnings have been constantly received. I now re ceive $30 a week and we still own, the homestead without any- great" additions to its wealth, except in an increased amount O'MBTitiifer-havVlittle more money than I had when first married.' Perhaps, all ; told, I have $3,500 now of assets; then 1 had. ; perhaps $2,500. We have never wanted for bread. Some times we . have felt in need of more money. : Three of the children are now making their, own way. Next week the fourth graduates at the high school, having received the same schooling that the others have had, and will begin to look put for himself. k . .;:;'--:;;'-- ' - "I shall' not necessarily be at any more expense on account of my chil dren, and the diary properly ends now. Would I be willing to go through the same 'experience again of, rearing a family? I asked my companion, who had borne the greater part, this ques tion, and I know that she spoke with a heart full of love, but was compeled to say: 'Not for all that money could buy would I go through again what has been necessary to rear a family.' ' ; i "Expressed in dollars, the totals are these: In 26 years we have received from my wages and incidental moneys that came through my wife and the children; $40,900 or say $40,000 be sides the amount of increase in the per manent assets. Given a plant of about $3,000, and two' employes, a man and wife, it has taken therefore about $10, 060 i to each man produced. This of eourse includes all employes' expenses. The plant is slightly enhanced in value, but the employes have seen their best days. The quality, of the goods is yet to be demonstrated. Prospects happily point to cessation of labor and an in crease of recipts, but there is no cer tainty about this. The employes aro poud of their work, but don't want an, other job. - "Some of the items of expense have been these: Doctors' bills (27 years), $2,100 (and all paid, probably the only instance on record) ; groceries, average per week first five years, $7;next three, $9; remainder of the 28 years, $13 a week. For 10 years it has taken on an average one pair of shoes per week for the family, including myself and wife. The most annoying thing 1 have ever known is the rapidity with which chil dren wear out shoes. Only one thing ap-, proacb.es it the high price of chil dren's shoes. I never could understand how,- with all the' civilization of the age, and the demand for cheaper re sults, children's shoes have not been reduced in price. , The human shoe is a failure. No man not rich can afford to buy shoes for a family, and if 1 had. it to do I would go to Timbuctoo, where neither horses, mules, camels nor men are shod." Indianapolis News. "Do you know why that fellow at the opposite table keeps his paper all the time so before his face?" "Why, of course. The man at this table is his tailor." Fliegende Blatter. Dlssaway "Your d-dog won't bite me, . will a?' , Farmer Spinwheel "Goshl I hope hot. It spUes 'm fer woodchucks when they git dude blood in their veins." Once a Week. Judge "And so he called you a liar?" Prisoner "He did, sor." Judge "And did you attempt to defend your self?" Prisoner "Did I? You ought to see Duffy." Harvard Lampoon. THE BROTHER'S EETUEN. Horw the Western Gold Fields Helped a Muslo Teacher. A CHAMBER a the top noor at a genteel city boarding- house, a young girl of scarcely twenty sat at a table in a de spondent mood. iie-tore ner was a brief note in a lady's : hand, which she list lessly took up, and read as fol- ' - lows: V.-V -' " "Mrs. Morgan regrets that she will have no further occupation for Miss Tremaine's services in the musical instruction of her chil dren, having been advised by a friend to secure the services of Prof. Man- toni." 'v..-.v. v.--.:,;- :; Vvv This "was- certainly ' intelligible enough. Probably Mrs. Morgan did not know when she wrote this note that in withdrawing her patronage from the young1 girl she was depriving her of three-fourths of her income. " So it was, however, and it was with a deep sink ing of the heart that Margaret Tremaine read the four lines recorded above. V , Margaret, as, of course the reader will understand,5 was a music teacher. She had . been reared In affluence, but the sudden failure of her father, and his almost immediate death,.' had thrown her upon her own resources for support. She had a brother two years older, who had gone to California in search of employment. . It was in the early days of the history of that State. Communication with the interior parts of the Paciflo State was not as fre quent as at present, and she had re ceived only occasional letters. Thus far he had not met with great success in digging gold. Through the influence of Margaret's friends she had obtained several musio scholars at once, enough to defray her expenses, moderate as they had now become. She 'had taken an attic room In Mrs. . Prescott's ' boarding-house, and had thus far been able to meet her weekly bills. But this period of comparative pros perity came at length to an end. One family in which ' she had several scholars went abroad, and these were, of course, lost to hea, Another pupil was sent to a boarding-school, Thus her income : was reduced one-half. And now, to, crown all, Mrs. Morgan with drew her patronage, and the young girl was left with almost no income at all. , ; What to do she did not know. , : She might advertise for pupils, but would she get them? Besides she could not spare the money wkich the adver tisement would cost. - With a feeling of dismay she saw uttar destitution staring her in the face. " J , , It was at this moment, that a knock was heard at the docw;, " , ' "Come in," sho sal J.- - ---- - ' - Raising her. head - as the door, was opened, she recognized in the caller one of Mrs. Prescott's-servants. "Well, Bridget, what's wanted?" she said. : , ' , '-' "Mrs. Fresco tt would like to see you in the parlor, miss. - r "Now?" 1 "Yes, miss, if you please." V Very well; say that I will come down immediately." Before chronicling the Interview about to take place, it may be necessary to say that Mrs. Preacott was a widow with an only daughtec, not remarkable for good "looks. This young lady had for several, months ; enjoyed the atten tions of a young maawtfb was popularly supposed to be engaged to-her. But to the great indignation of the landlady and her daughter, the young man. Col ton by name, had recently shown some indications oc transr erring nis attentions to Miss Tremaine. That young lady was quite innocent of en couraging him, but nevertheless was "excuse WITH BOXNET ON. unjustly euspected of so doing by Mrs. Prescott and her daughter. The for mer determined, therefore, on one pre text or another to get rid of her troublesome boardem, hoping that the yeung man, when no longer exposed to her fascinations, would retu rn to his first love. ' , ... : It wa3 with a view to this that Mar garet was now summoned to the parlor. Although she had noticed the inoreas img coolness of Mrs. and Miss Prescott, she did not suspect the cause. As the time for giving a lesson to her sole remaining pupil was near at hand, she went down with her bonnet on. "Excuse me coming in with my bon net on, Mrs. Prescott," she said, as she entered the parlor; "but I am obliged almost immediately togo out to give's lesson, ana aia so to save sue trouoxe oi going upstairs again." "Certainly," said the landlady, stiffly. "Bridget said you wished to speak to me," said Margaret, iinoing tnac tne andlady hesitated. "Yes;" said the landlady, clearing her throat, "I wished to ask if you can con veniently obtain another boarding place?" ' - - ;v "Indeed F said Margareb, in utter sur( Ml prise, looking from the mother to the daughter. "Yes;" said Mrs. Prescott, "I think I Bhall want your room." , ; "May I ask," said Margaret, after a pause, "whether it is any personal ob jection to myself that leads to your re quest?" y Mrs. Prescott was about to answer in the negative, when her daughter, no longer able to keep her indignation with her supposed rival within bounds, inter rupted her bitterly , "Yes, there is a reason and a good one. Miss Tremaine. Ma and I have noticed your underhand attempts to attract Mr. Col ton's attention, when you knew, well enough that he was engaged to mo, or the same thing. Wo- don't want any such sly people in tho house, so now you know it." 4 '.-'; "Indeed, Miss Prescott," said Mar garet, quietly, for tho accusation seemed so absurd that it did not disturb her, "you are under a strange delusion. . I certainly have . no wish to appropriate Mr." Col ton's attentions. - As to his wants I have nothing to say. I shall be glad to congratulate you on your en gagement with him." - , t "Ob! no doubt,", said the young lady, sneeringly. "This comes very well after you have done all you could to prevent it." ; .; - "Do you believe this ridiculous story, Mrs, Prescott?' demanded Margaret, turning to the landlady. . . "I did not intend to have , my daugh ter mention it," said , Mrs. Prescott, coldly, "but it certainly has seemed to me that you have flirted with Mr. Col ton as I should not wish a daughter of mine to flirt." . ' "Then you are very much mistaken, said the young girl, indignantly,, "Mr. Colton may bo a very estimable young man, but he has no attractions for me "THIS IS MY , BBOTHBB HE3TBT. " I have not the least desire to attract him.. , He has been polite to me on one or two occasions, but it was by no de sire of mine. ; If . I could marry him to morrow I should not wish to do so." ?Sour . grapesl" said Miss Prescott, sneering. . - . ' . ' yt "You may call it what you please,' b&Z Margaret, "but it is the , truth. (owever, since you have - suspected me 1ustljv--xiavcr:nT fwisli to Bty Iicto anyt longer. ' I will leave ; to-morrow, when my week is up." 'i. ' . r-, t . Just then the painful thought flashed upon Margaret that she had not money enough left even to pay a week's board, and it was hardly to be supposed under the circumstances that Mrs. Prescott ' would be very . indulgent. She t turned pale and . sick at heart, and stood for a moment in the middle of the floor, when the door was thrown open and a young man entered, ushered by Bridget. While the ladies were so occupied in the dis oussion of this matter, the bell had rung without either being aware of it. . Scarcely had Margaret lifted her eyes, and suffered them, to rest on the strang er, than with a cry of joy she rushed into his arms, exclaiming: "Dear Henry, how glad I am to see you." '..! v - The landlady and her daughter stood by In statue-like surprise, not recogniz ing the visitor. Miss Prescott, who did not know of the relationship, - had her eyes demurely cast down, shocked by Margaret's Indelicacy in thus openly embracing a young man." ',- ; When the greeting was over, Marga ret turned to Mrs. Prescott with an ex planation. This is my brother Henry," said she. unexpectedly returned from Calif or- nia." "I wish f hadn't made a fuss," thought Miss Prescott "He's much better look ing than Mr. Colton." "Indeed!"! said the landlady, more graciously, for she perceived that he was1 well dressed "I think I can find a room for your brother if he would like to be near you." You forget," said Margaret, signifi cantly, ""that I am going away to-morrow." "Oh," said the landlady, coughing, "there's no need of that." I have no doubt we have been mistaken, and "I think it will be best," said Margar et, decisively, and the landlady and her daughter, considerably crestfallen, re tired, leaving brother and sister alone. Congratulate me, Margaret," said he, when the landlady had withdrawn. "1 do :not return empty-handed. Two months before leaving California I stumbled upon a monster nugget, which with my claim I sold for twenty thou sand dollars. I have come back to em-5ar-k in my father's old business on this capital; and you, Margaret, shall look after my household, until you have one of your own. You must give Up your musio scholars." That will be easily done," said Mar garet, smiling, "since all but one have given me up." "Have you suffered from poverty?" asked the brother, anxiously. "No, Henry, but I should, but for your opportune return."( Margaret was sen. installed as mis tress of a pretty little establishment. But in less than a year she found some one who needed her , more than her brother, and changed her name from Miss to Mrs. Henry spared her the more readily, as there was a young lady who was already to take her place at the head of the table. It was not Miss Pres cott, however. That young lady is still unmarried, the faithless Mr. Colton having transferred his affections else where. Yankee Blade. ' . Fall Opening of lew and Elegant Styles of Clothing for Men and Boys direct from our manufacturing house in Boston. All the novelties of the season as well as a full, line of staple goods. ' Black Cheviot Suits $io, $12, $15 and $20 the most popular goods of the day. Black and blue Cheviot Suits for boys 4 to 14, $5 the handsomest suit in Hartford for the money. Boys Short Pant Suits with vest are very popular; we are showing a good assortment at popular prices, 1 FALL OVERCOATS $7.50. to $20. , in Dark, Light and Medium Colors. ; Special pains has been taken in the cut, fit and trimming of our suits. Our goods are manufactured expressly for our retail trade and no pains has been spared to have them perfeetin every detail. : Do not hesitate about coming in and looking if you do not want to buy. We 1c eep clerks to show goods they are paid for that purpose. mm mm Manufacturers, Jobbers and Retailers of Men's and Boys' Clothing. 114 and 116 Asylum St., Hartford. C. E. LONGLEY, Manager. Musi.c 21 ASYLUM ST., (3 Doors from Main St.) ' ; -" ". Is the Place to Visit if You Want a YIOLIN, MANDOLIN, GUITAR, BANJO, HARMONICA op Other Fine Violin and Banjo Strings. 3,000 Pieces of lOe. Sheet Music. W. E. BARKER, Piano Forte Tuner, Prop. Just Received ! 1W V From Grand The Public are Cordially lnvited to Inspect. . Goods Cheerfully Shewn. Linns: Fenn. " 1 205 Main Street, Rugs, Carpets, Curtains, Paper Hangings. New Goods Arriving For Fall Sales. An Examination of Styles and Prices Solicited. (Hlouse Fu -AT- WM, H. POST & CO.'S. A large and varied assortment of New Styles and Colorings. Axminster,' Moquette, Wilton, Velvet and Body Brussells hold first place for choice in , .handsome furnishings. It is a good time to buy at WM. JBl. POST &g CO.' 428 MD 430 3IAIN STREET. HARTFORD. Kenney & Dillon, UNDERTAKERS, and General Managers of Funeral? . Warerooms 165 Main St., Hartford. Martin Kenney, 43 Buckingham St. Chas J. Dillon. -43 Woodbridge St. Watclies, Clocks, Jewelry, SIlYer 1 and Plated Ware. Spectacles and Eye Glasses. Wedding Rings, timber Beads. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry Repaired. Louis Gundlach & Son, (Successors to Deming & Gnndlach.) 20 State Street. Bazaar. CORNET, ACCORDEON, DRUM, FLUTE, Musical Instrument. ... Large Shipment of VWV Q) W I E Eapids, Mich. Hartford, Conn. b-ra 3 3 hi i m gs F. E. Cleveland, ATTORNEY AND COUKSELOR AT LAW. Room 8, Courant Buildlrig. GEO. C. IYI CLEAN, Groceries and Heat. A First-class stock of goods kept constant ly on hand and sold at the Lowest Cash Prices. TEAS A SPECIALTY. " Flat Iron" Grocery. Cor. Congress and Maple Avenue. ITOTRE miQl TOton I My ear I do not mean mmly to stop tha form timaaad then hT tbena retomictii. Imritna iioatovrB.. i Dm buki to atmM. o( t ITS. hrLLr Mntnt By remedy to oaio th wontcutt, ictvaM oUmt bT fild is no reeaon for not bow roeemng a, en re. m bendatosoo far treatise and a FVne BotUo pf Bis Infallible remedy. Giro Express ted Port Oifiee. w m b . r