Such is our age, friends, when craft and corruption run amok that a most powerful need arises to discover the tricks and cunning devices of the ministers who cavort in the marble seraglios of the Columbian swamp.  With the indulgence of young Larison here we propose to ferret out lies, chicanery, double-dealing and the rank corruption of office that follows on the accumulation of power in the hands of few and the amassing of coin in the pockets of still fewer.  In the hunt, the excesses of ministerial power shall be our prey, the amassing of great properties our quarry and the rule of sterile money and the eunuch moneyed men our game. The grasping insects and noxious caterpillars who devour whole the fruit of the nation will know no peace. ~Caleb d’Anvers

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