The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, April 26, 1894, Page 3, Image 3

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Apiil2G, 1894
Prom Our Esteeiutd Friend, Mr.
Editor Wealth Makers:
In Tbo Eagle wm published a few
weeks ago a short story, in which was
fairly brought out the f net of the case
of a man who had taken rent, Interest
and net profits and bad accumulated
capital and wealth, Mr. Gibson of The
Wealth Makers was as iced to point
out the instances in which this man bad
violated the principles of sound finance,
aorality r the golden rule.
Mr. Gibson did not answer these
questions explicitly, but he did answer
then In a frank and manly way. lie
ays, "Interest, rent and net profit ques
tions are one and the same." In tub
stance, tbat they are not in accordance
with sound finance, morality, or the
golden rule. .
To this answer my first response is,
all honor to the man who haa the cour
age of his convictions My second,
tbat tbc answer is erroneous. I go
farther and claim that rent, interest
and net profit are not only right, but
necessary to the progress and uplifting
of the human race as now constituted
Brother Gibson has appealed to Moses
and the prophets as a precedent and
authority by which the answer is to
stand justified. It is admitted tbat so
far as Moses and the prophets are con
cerned tie has established a prima facie
For 400 years the inhabitants of Ku
rope and North and South America
have been struggling to establish and
maintain the doctrine theoretically
and practically, that man has a right to
himself, also the consequent, that he
has a right to the product of his own
Industry. Theoretically the victory was
won, the doctrine established, at Appo
mattox. pobsible that all tbe prayers to
God, tho pleadings with man, for the
last 400 years have been for naught?
That all the treasure and blood that
have been poured out to establish this
doctrine have been wasted for a delu
sion and a lie? Assuredly if the doc
I trine of rent, interest and net profit is
Nslnful. If a man owns himself and the
product of his labor, it follows that he
may exchange It for the product of his
neighbor's labor on terms tbat are mu
tually beneficial. If he may make the
exchaut-e for all time it follows that ho
may exchange for a period, a short
period. Tho greater always includes
the keg. Whatever is secured for a
period of time Is rent, interest or profit
On the other band there ere certain
to bo net louses. The question arieer,
who is to bear these losses? You have
a line name for your paper, This
Wealth Makeuh. Uowisit possible
to make wealth without net proflU?
What are wealth and capital but an
accumulation of net profits?
To illustrate our subject let us state
an hypothetical ens?: Here is a colony
of people located in a wilderness. They
need dwellings. Lumber is impossible
to get. They agree among themselves
that two dollars is equitable pay for a
day's work and that all trade shall be
upon thut basis and no net profits
allowed in business transactions.
They use whip-saws to make what
lumber Is Indispensable. Tbn comes a
man who has some money. With it
and tys own labor he builds a sawmill,
dams a creek, drives the mill with the
power he derives from the water of the
creek. Logs are supplied; the mill cuts
them Into lumber. Enough is sold at
tho price of whip sawed lumber to pay
all expenses. Tho law of "no rents, in
terest or not profits," limits competi
tion. For every two men employed in
the mill, the mill cuts one hundred
times as much as the two men that work
the whip-saw. Soon a largu lot of
lumber is stacked in the yard. That
pile of lumber U rent for the mill, In
terest on the Investment, or net profit
of tho business. And so it. will con
tinue. Wherever labor is applied to
; nature's resources, with skill and in
genuity, mere win no renv, jniru uu
MmJV 1'iv.Jie. , - -
riind cnoRUiuptlon cannot go on without.
It is tho law of production, distribution,
consumption, and of God.
F.MAS 8, GlLliBHT,
CoiiiiucitilK )n ,Ue Crusader.
Nkhkaska City, April 17. 191.
Kdttor Wealth Makers:
General Kelley hat mads his bow and
Hi mn Vtuva olvwn in lhli nthualnntlo
ohoer, and their peaceful demeanor suo-
..o-.fiiMvr hmkmauui ana mourned me
governor of Iowa sad his blue coats and
bra buttons.
Is It not funny how people differ so
mucuu Some smile, and eenilder th.i
Inllgrlm movement now going on In var-
J directions, only as a huge practical
juvK flow denounce It as a dange-tHM.
v,ovin.Btana prouioi, tncrsuy, u amnio
'to life and property, These men are,
V I I . . Ld 1 ...... I ...ill.. t,m
to rvt'n algntd, that no lomlble
an would take part la such movement.
They aie pronounced to be tramps,
vagabond anil a dacgermit set,
Qlf Uro armle are dominated by a
flt-louf, !awlu element results may hi
hud 1? they sro well meaning men,
tuvjret ta lotoitlfvnt contro., are we
not oiilf ttfe from danger at their
hauus, but If wWoly managed. may tiui
rvttl Wu tU possibly come out of this
crua'i 1 1 th capUul ! our nation
Ulttt without gHJ I'urpoee may be
dangerous, but U msa iu totlaud
rd rajve la ajlld form, ceraeaWj to
gether by an honest purpose, porslbly a
noble purpose. And they command
aid, respect and sympathy along their
We, ourselves, may IJIy talk, jet ser
ioutly we must almlt a ifrsnd power in
hundreds and thousand of intelligent
men banded together 1 h t conse
crated purpose In their carts, thoir
souls baptl. d In patriotic e'lthusiaftn,
oa a long hard pilgrimage aero tb is
great continent in behiilf of the surfer
ing million', and t demand ju-ti.-w ami
equity notouly dejure, but de facto for
Can we in juntlco to our own Intelli
gence hastily denounce these Ameri
ca! pilgrims as visionary crank?
These men in General Kelky's rmy
areevidintly rustlers of no common
kind. They plainly have the oourage
to face, grapple with and endu'e priva
tion and hardship. We have all yet to
tears and ktvow tbat the greatest and
bost kind of courage Is rt quired to
suffer and endure tbo privations uud
hardships of common life and exper
ience, and tbat the reul heroo ate gen
erally unknown and unsung.
Will not this pilgrimage, iu striking
manner, challenge attention through
out the length and breadth of the land
in a marked degree, in cou-cqueuee of
its novelty? And if the purpoee of the
participants proves to bo earnest and
sincere, shall not we at Aim ricau clt
zens take off our hats aid say, amen!
to the movement, and watch tbo out
come with Interest? There is no ques
tion but Arm-rican citizens bave a per
fect right to convene, and march 'o the
capltol of the nuti'in and present In
person their petition in the open coun
cils of the nation.
Surely Mr, Cleveland and our govern
ment at Washington cun no; afford to
slight these rnea and thereby Insult the
common people of tbls nation. We
will see. J. T. Gbeinwoou.
To the land of Ild Apples via the
Missouri Pacific route Feb. 1st, for one
fare for the round trio good .'W days,
Call on Phil Daniels, C. P. & T. A. 1201
O street Lincoln, Neb.
Our Illustration.
The above illustration is the noted
0-year-old dapple bay Clyde siallion.
weight 2KI0 pound, "McCamun s
Stamp," and was drawn from the
"Sweepstakes Stud" of Frank lams of
St. Paul, Neb. He Is by tho great
orlze winning Cljde "McCammon"
(3818), one of Scotland's "big gUKS." Ho
Is bred to the queen's taste, lie is a
big, smooth, thick one, "the wldo ac.-a'
wagon" kind, with a grand top on him,
and, as the Scotchman cajs, "lie is a
grand gude 'ud with twa guile ends and
a middle," well set on a pair tf broad
Hat legs of tbfc rishi . i t sr.d fire silky
feather, He Is a big flush stylo 1 roiiow,
and he has a dasln.g wuy of going, and
U the coster of all yes in ihe fhow
yard. He Is a noted prize-winner, hav
ing won all the prizes on the plate and
many more. His two yearling (lilies
won 1st and 2nd prUa at our lato Ne
braka State Pair. This 1 the third
sweepitaks winner of Mr. lums' that
has appeared on this pug during 'HI
and still lams ha many more as ha
handle only the good ones. He Is
tuaklug low prices to buyer wuo vUlt
his burns, a h lit no tliin on the
rad to sell you old whlu horses and
sHHnd rate nes that bave to be d
dlod to be sold, lie guarantee more
state prU winners, morn uUck huroe
of the various brevds than all t,lier
Importers In Nebik and no rsou
able price will be Mu4 in on ono
two or thrve years time at per ornt
Interest with 41 t ' ) per cent of a
hivedlug gUttratitcr, and I vu .y tho !
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A School of the Kingdom.
A summer school of Applied Christi
anity wlM be held at low College, be
ginning the morning of tbe 27th of Jun
end Hosing tbeevenlngof July 4, under
the ausp'ree of tbe department of Ap
plied Christianity in Ioa College and
tbe American Institute of Christian
Sociology. It will be a school for study
concerning the kingdom of God, ar.d the
ways and forces for realizing that king
do in in a christian social order.
The school differs from the popular
summer assembly. It alms to bring to
gether only such as are deeply and
rlghteouely Interested, or are seeking to
bo interested, In the study and solution
of social and political problems in tbe
light of the gospel of Christ. 1 1 offers
and wou'd have no other attraction
th"n the best thoughts and divine mr s
sages of a group of enrnest men whose
lives are dedicated to procuring for
society the righteousness of tho king
dom of God, The school means to at
tract only serious men and women, who
aro willing to glvo strict and faithful
attention to the lecture and conferen
ces. The brevity of time, eight days,
and tbe number and importance of the
themes dlncusscd demand purpose and
concentration from Ihote wh attend.
It Is the idea of its conductors that this
coriferoKC be a school of tbe social dis
ciples of Jesur, It Is their 1.000 that
mnny will come together who believe
that Jcius Is the Redeemer of society
and tho nation. This thought can be no
more clearly expressed than by the fol
lowing statement of "objects," token
from the constitution of the American
Institute of Cbrktlan Sociology.
The objects of tbls Institute are tbe
1. Tbe claim for the Christian law the
ultimate authority to rule social prac
tice. 2 To study In comrr on how to apply
the principles of Christianity to tho so
cial and economic difficulties of the
present lime,
') Toir.t. -nt Christ as tho Living
Mai ter and King of men, and his king
dom hs tbe cinplet ideal of human
society, to be realized on oarth.
To all who would unite in a week of
stundy and prayer, to the end that God's
Kingdom may come and bis will be done
through Jesus Christ, an urgent invita
tion Is given to attend this Summer
School of Applied Christianity.
RProf. Ulcbard T. Ely, of the Univer
sity of Wbconulu, will give a course of
1-sctures on the subject, 'Private Pro
perty a Soc'al Trust."
Rev. U. Fay Mills, the evangelist, will
glvo a course of lectures on the subject,
"The Kingdom of Heaven upon tbe
Pres. Giorge A. Gates, of Iowa Co!
lege, will give a courxo of lcolures on
the subject, "The Church and the King
dom of God."
llvv, lr Jostah Strong, of New York,
will give addresies on "Methods on tho
New Hra.'
Itev. Dr. Thomas C. Hall, of Chicago,
will give a course of lectures on the
subj-ct. "The Four Laws of the King
dom." Htv. Dr. John P. Coyio, of Masaohu
sutu, will give a courne of lectures on
the tubitct, "Tbe Holy Ghost the
Prof, John 11 Comnvo, of Indiana
('nlverslty, will give a umirse of lectu
rer on the subject, "The Church and
lVoblumsnf politics "
I sr. Wm. HoweTolman, f the CI.
Vigilance league, New York City, will j
lucture on "I'rublems of Municipal j
K!tthl"'." !
Kdward M. Ne lly, Hirltugton, Iowa,
will lecture oil "The IMutlon of the
Kittles of Jiu ti tho l.t-gal lStf
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IVt.f. G.ii, D. !l,iiin, nf the Dv
p.t;ttn.'i of Applied (hiUtUrtlty tf
loroll'gt, hIU
IrutuTu i'Uu'US un
gl0 a vuurse if
the imhiectt "Now
Revelations and Movements in Christi
Rev. Charles James Wood, of tho
ProteNtant Episcopal Church of Penn
sylvania, and author of 'Survivals In
Christianity," will preach tbe sermon
for the school on Sunday morning.
In tho evening a platform meeting,
"Concerning tne Kingdom of God." will
be held in the Congregational church.
The lectures and conferences will be
held in tho college chapel, where the
work of euch day will begin with chapel
wershlp at nine e'etock.
There will be no charge for attend
ance at tbls School of the Klugdon.
Board cun be obtained at low rates In
tbe various boarding houses, owing to
the college vacation. To accommodate
those who wish to attend, a committee
of students from the Department of
Applied Christianity will secure board
and rooms for tboso who send in tuelr
names to tho chairman of the com
mittee, Mr. W. II. Huymond, to whom
all communications concerning suok
matter should be addressed.
It is urgent that engagements for
board and room be made as early ss
pUMslblft, because (1) there will be some
limitation as to tbe number who cm be
accommodated; and bocaune (2) all the
time of those attending will be needed
for attention to tho work of tbe scheol,
Thoso engaging plscus before coining
will be assigned and receive cards
directing there to their homes when
AH inquiries regarding tbe school
should be directed to the principal, from
whom they will rtcilve prompt atten
tion either from his hand or tbat of his
co workers. GkokocI), IIrkhon,
(Ikoiici A. Gatks, Principal,
President of Iowa College.
John H. Common,
Secretary of the American Institute of
Christian Sociology.
All on Account of I lie Tariff,
At Day City, Michigan, wages have
bii n cut almost in two, and men forcisd
t attend two machines instead of on',
making a reduction equal of almost "5
por cent , while those who are displaced
by the men doing double duty are in
want. "All on account of the tariff:"
Wages have beem coming down ever
since 1M07. "All on aciount of tho
tariff." Every time a trust get con
trol of some article you have to buy,
the price goes up, "all on account of
the tariff." If the tariff is high or the
UrllT I low, tho wages go down, "all
on account of tho tariff " To remedy
the evils, I would advise the wttgu
ulnvfH'to kep on voting for the Cleve
land John Shoimun-CurlUlo combine
"all on account of the tariff." Can you
s?e something greenVComlng Nation
How ('iloril. Women VoIP,
The Colorado legislature, at Itsrxtrn
aeislon, provided for a house to-houno
registration of women who wlh to voie,
The city of Denver ha Just bien msklng
this registration, and tbe Donvcr
papers divoU column to ' 'ports of the
amusing ckperlenet's of the r gltrars,
The moit noteworthy thing, and trie
one upon whtoh all reports sceiu to
be sgrod. wm the unwillingness, and
In mol emeu the lUt refunal, of the
more Ignorrtot wcnion lo regUter,
Thri tiRu lifoii a popular supviatitlon
thdt the IgiHHtktit and vlt iout ao hou
wou'd le tto flot to riuh to the (tolls,
and would very pim ff thnui vue a
evrry pslbU opportunity, while ih
ltitll!g,riV and reips rUUW woiuvo
wtniUl generally ty aay. la H)nvr
the xk iKinou has tucn exactly the re
veiu ,
To? IK-nvcr Ui-pub lon. aft sr the -ut-tt.n
h.i.1 pi'iH'ed'l fr rneugh t sJiowf
how '.; n wr gilni, so'ituie i up lUu
u Kl-n f
II.j riiUMi"n will b Ure
lur'i. tn than hat In-r-n ati'Ui
d t.v 1 1. iim H4i (ui .if (i,i i
urt rage l 'sd t, la th it liH'tU.Uv
It.a , ii ' m . it HI K.t fii;ti l.i ti
tr. tt. . i .,: It will dovna gisilu
a Iv U.k i. u sK t. scale. .Nome In-
terestlng comparisons can be made on
the rceulls of the canvass in various
parts of the city. The line is very
dearly drawn. It is parallel with tbe
line of culture and intelligence. In the
central Gipttol Hill precincts, In tbe
better part of Highlands, and In the
btit otber residence districts of the
city, tbe proportion of lad lea who are
registering is very large. Among the
middle classes the proportion is good
better, In fact, than any other. HMow
these classes it srows less and less till
tbe bottoms are reached, with their
miseries aud dirt. Here women know
nothing of registration, and only a
meagre percentage are luduoud by per
suasive canvasers to become voters.
The negro women, at a class, will bave
nothing to do wltn registration. The
male population In black does not en
courage It Among the Italians tbe
same tendency Is manifest very few of
them are registered. Ana, nnauy, me
shadow woriiHD, tbe womn of Market
Street and of tne block on Lawrence
and Lttrimer, refuse to give tholr names
for registration.... From an estimated
ninety per cent in tne cenirai aisirict,
the proportion decreased to probably
seventy per cent In certain places
sreund tho edges. There are two or
three Jittle negro settlements in mis
fringe Loss than naif a dozen colored
women registered In all those piscea;
they knew nothing about it, and would
not be convinced. On tbe other hand,
there whs an iuerease In the percentage
among the middle classes, socauea,
where Intelligent faces greeted the can
issuers. The Una is very cU'arly drawn
parallel with tbat dreadful line of Ignor
ance, jne ongnier mo laces, mo
grea'er tbe proportion of registrations.
Woman's Tribune.
Millionaires and Their Methods.
The following article addressed to an
our tern paper was left on our desk we
suppso to bo printed, but no word ac
companied it and we are not acquainted
with tbe author. Editow Wealth
Makers I
Editor Now York World:
It is a boast of many thoughtless peo
ple tbat the laws and advantagei of our
country aro such as to amble a poor
roan to rise frem obscurity and poverty
mi become a millionaire.
These conditions instead of being a
subject for boast should bring to tbe
cheek of every true American tho blush
of shamu yes, shame tbat the world
should know that tho laws and moral
andard of a self governing people are
so lax as to a'low a man to accumulate
ono million dollars, when all know that
this immense wealth cannot be honestly
I3y cunning, by well planned business
schemes and speculation he, the mil
lionaire, has become p(scssod of one,
million dollars, each of which rcpre-'
scnts at least six hours labor done by
some man's hand, and I deny that it is
a posKiblllty for him to have rcturaed
to thoso bind a full equivalent for the
products of tl'tilr labor which he pos
sesses. Hut he hat a legal right for this
w atth, for be neither violated the laws
of his com. try nor the rules of society
In accu niulatlng lt,-nlwllhitandlng It
! well known that his wealth has mads
th'ou thousand men puor.
TI mo things ought not to be and
among u self governing people rosy not
I io If we would bat lose sight of the be
lief (hat a inin Is jutly entitled to alt
thut he can graxp without making hlia-
tell amenable to thi rrlmlnal code of
the uittnet In whbh he may oimrate,
A mn endowed by nature with keen
tuliic foresight and great executive
ability Is iiiiihled without other resour
c-cs to prey ufon tho unsophlstWUidattd
.. able portion f hi follow beings and
diaw t ) hliiiiM'lf the product of thrlr
lotl, I'stlng thm lit praury.
lljt tbii SMlHirlli'hkl observer will ans
wer, what sr jou golr.g to da ahoutlt?
I ,', the yvo vt the I'nlWd Htates
till l Uu voverbiuvat, ami the itvern
n tit i f ho PiiMed itatescai tto aoy
Uilrg th U or vr wa po!tilu f ir
mi) peoplw V d.i. ati'l U U a morl ut.ll
g'.iun mi tiu f.i u ininuv . prudent a
( ii uvli.i ht.i lnii) ni, ilnif I'm fruit
f i. i ttl of inl'.li iii eoj ti do this It
) .t nu'iv-ry tn wm vtlencor cn
Uai kliuM, tmlklmpiv ph i t a winttkrt
hu u wh i are not the tool vf .a'th and
aristocracy, men who will keep in view
the best interests of the lowly aa well
as tbe wealthy and more favored per
Hon of the Kpl. If we will choose
such men as legislators the problem
will soon be solved and the making of
one hundred millionaires each year by
tbe workers of the country will soon be
a condition of the dark past.
If wo look around us with eyes cleared
of political party chaff, and also unob
scured by the veil ef long endured cus
toms we will see many outlets to tba
Incomes of labor tbat ought to be clos
ed, and must be closed before eur
country will attain that stability and
prosperity which will give us that sense
of security tbat is not now felt by
thinking men.
We mustquit the making of so many
colossal fortunes each year, and we
must quit supposing the great army of
vampire idlers who are constantly
growing larger and more arrogant aid
have co no to believe that they are
really a necessity and ara of some use
n tbe world.
I mean those fellows whositby adetk
n a dingy room which they call their
ofllcs over our buslncsshouses. claiming
to be real estate or loan or insurance
agents, which may or may not be true; ,
but be this at it may we have no use for
them, and have a perfect right to de.
mand of them whether or not tbey give
value for tbe money tbey receive, and if
It is foucl that tbey do not, and that
the community does not need them in
their position, they should be invited to
shut up shop and make themselves use
ful. Itinerant vagabond! calling them
selves sewing machine agents, life and
fire Insurance agents, and all such
traveling tramps are of no use to
society and should be Invited to do
something or return something for the
money they receive.
Traveling venders of spurious articles
self-constituted and uneducated street
preachers of the bread and butter
variety, should be classed where they
bcleng, with tbe professional tramp
and invited io move on, '
The professional politician who by
downright lying is always able to keep
in line a train of sycophants, should be
quietly notified tbat society docs not
noed his services and tbat he will no
longor be allowed to cat the bread tbat
be has not earned.
Turn which way we may we are con
fronted by those professional idlers liv
ing on tbe cream of the land, while they
who produco tbe cream must take what
Is left, tbe skimmed milk.
Those Idlers are to society wbat the
pa nth I to is to a plant, and should re
ceive the tame treatment. Out while
the people of our country submit to tin
Impositions of such men and support
monopolies and trusts without an effort
to repress tbcm, so long must tbey re
main under tbe imputation that they
are not fully capable of self go veroment;
or government of any form, as a mis
nomer if it docs not protect tbe weak
and unwary from unscrupulous trick
sters, respectable Idlers and dema
gogues, P. McFadden.
I'eopl'ee Parly Campaign Mterat ure,
We have received from Headquarters
at Washington the following list of
campaign literature which can be ob
tained at prices glveu by writing to
Headquarters for it:
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gunHilun"-ity Mnuit
kirJotiu I', Jones....
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The Hclenee of Money-
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Hmwurt. ,
Colnln the HmilorttKf
Uy ftetmuir Htewurl
iHkU and Nuts of HouiIk
HySunutor Wm. V.
Mmmy Cjni Ion from s
IK'll HlttlHlpolUl-
Hy sinofttor Wiu V.
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The Money yunxtlon-
ny nnior " in, a
ll,e Ini'ouie Tax lly
I.uls IVlii tl. m. v.
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Vtfu (iiuu l Silver
lly l.a( ivnre. M. V
Sound and (iutl
Money Uy John
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The above I only a partial list.
Other will be added as soon as out.
These tpeucnes are furnished at cost,
and we earnestly request that all state,
county and local committees, also all
People's Party Clubs, legions, and Peo
ple's party voters aeit in circulating
this literature. It Is the best plan to
a lvanco our cause yet adopted.
A catalogue containing a oomplote
list of reform books, pamphlets, new
paper, U1 will tw sent out from head
quarters at an early day. Send one cent
stamp for same, Seud all orders to
tilgnrd: J. H. Turn Kit,
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