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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
May 10, 1894
The Land Shall Hot Be Fold lower.
. Bayi Jehovah-
LAHDRIGBT8 AXE IM A LIEN ABLE-
The Niw Tucber mt God's Law Lsys
Hold of the Tbrone of Legalized
Oppression and Discloses Its
Trot. Geo. D. Herron's Latent Lecture
I wlih to begin my lectuw by quoting
a proportion lslddownURothe's Thee-
lojrleche Etblk(Tol. 2, p.'2-U
The land It the essential condition of
the normal and moral development of
the state, and therefore It to absolutely
holy and Inalienable. It Is here .that
the real moral spl'H of love of the
fatherland rests; originally It li i the
love of one's native land and always re
tains this natural element, but In its com
pleteness It is wboly interpenetrated
with this consciousness of a moral re
lation. Therefore the true love of the
fatherland exist only when a . people
has already attained to the life of a Ba
tten. The merely economic society has
nothing of this.
The land problem is at the base of
most of the economic problems of to
day, and is itself the greatest of these
problems, If we ever have a revolution
in this country we may expeot it not
from the anarchists of the oitles, but
from the agrarian population. The
farmers have it in their power to bring
about a revolution, and the causes for
complaint are not wanting. The Popu
list movement is one of the deepest
significance and has in it the moc? lerl
ous consequences lot the future of the
nation. Among the reasons which tend
to bring the land question into promt
nenoe are the following:
1. The ever increasing speculations in
railroads, grain, livestock and other
farm products, all of which are made
possible by the present system of land
ownerbbip. Such speculations are a
degradation of the fruits ot the land
and a robbery of the people. We may
evade the truth by political sophistries
advanced by a subsidized press, but it
is none the lees a fact, that the farmers
of this country are being compelled to
support a huge band of aristocratic
thieves, the vilest thieves that ever
cumbered the earth. Tbe farmers know
it, too, and are coming more and more
to realize tit. They can no longer be
deceived, and our danger lies not in ex
posing the truth but in attempting to
suppress and conceal it.
This vast class of men produce noth
ing, earn nothing, but make a gain out
of the fruits of the soil by extortionate
taxes levied on tbe nation. Tney are
Immeasurably more a menace to tbe
nation tbaa were the French nobility
who oppressed the people in the time
time of Louis XVI.
2. Gambling In the land Itself, whlcb
is the worst of all forms of gambling.
Land speculation is speculation on tbe
life of God; land extortion li the most
substantial form of high treason to
s jelety. In a certain city there is a man
who has accumulated great wealth by
the providenoe of tbe Lord, as he is
fond -of intimating to his fellow church
members. He is the pa'ron saint of
several towns and colleges, and is
universally regarded as a man of great
benevolence. Ia his own mind he is
perfectly justified in tbe methods by
which he has gained his great wealth,
which are these. He Is continually on
the look out for Indications as to the
direction in which some city is growing;
he notes particularly the establishment
of some new factory around which the
workmen are likely to build up homes.
In such a neighborhood he buys up a
greater or lets seotlon of land and
simply holds it without the slightest
improvement. The worklngnoen build
up about him, his laud steadily in
creases la value, and finally he soils it
at an enormous profit. Society has
wonked and earned tbls increase on the
valtfe ol the land, and this man steals
tho profits. I am not ayirg that he Is
personally guilty of deliberate theft;
our land system allows this sort of
speculation; but even ucder the present
system he cannot be entirely excused.
. As a Christian man he had ho bumtu
kot to know that by suoh speculations he
was robbing Cod; and that even at an
honest wan, to say nuhleg ot his
Christianity, It was his duty to rom jne
rat society fo It work which bad
turned to his advantage.
Tho land is a part of the bounty of
God to the people; such a thing as the
private owtsendup of land has not even
the tanctlon of hlury, until the era ol
modern Individualism. Few of us
realize how rct-nt a thing our concep
tion of private right is. Khllosophsrs
have always tern that the freedom of a
nation depends on the Inalienability of
lha land from tbe ople. You have
heard a quotation from Huh.
K.llaha MuKord says:
Al tis iad U lb tbe puMsstltw of the
people U ran not beheld as the itit
tnoey of a primni or the nionoiNify nf a
Glut. The land blurt to v',
constituted as a nation, and tbe ncils
H ts Id lis Moral ordr. 't he eu-iulv
iKMtlva and entail of the whole de
us&ta by a tew way this ubjt
and lubvert the moral order, at ltde
stnte, Ut Inttame, that Uf Of the
fawny la Parod the are tao
which ar called grat taiLes, but as
its bonus ar wpt away the family
life of the people ts destroyed. One
ha)' of the laadjs owned by oat bun
dr4 and afty v- rtetort and the whole
number of proprietors 5s reduced to
thirty thousand, while the majority of
the people subsiston wages.
Ifae yeomanry,' says Mr. Disraeli
'has vanished from the face of the land
while the tendency of business has been
to introduce a condition to consist only
of wealth and toil' -Since the
land is necessary to the historic deve
lopment of the people in tbe continuity
of the nation, the nation has supreme
authority over it. It is in its Integral
character the domain , of the people.
Within its limits, therefore, the people
can allow no possession exempt from
Its control, and no individual beyond Its
law. The Nation. Chapter 5, pp. 67 and
Another phase of the land question
concerns the natural, monopolies; coal
fields, mines, oil wells. &c, which
should ba the property of the whole
nation. It is not by any ground In
justice that three men control all the
Northern Wisconsin Iron ran'.
There ii no plea for suoh a state of
affairs except that might makes right.
The government has been false to the
people In letting it pass from their
hands Into that of their oppressors.
The method of reasoning which would
bestow these gifts of God upon tbe
cuanlng few would give the world to
4 Railroad subsidies The nation
has sold its birthright for a mess of
pottage In the shapo of premature
development of its its natural advanta
ges. With a reckless prodigality it has
built up the corporations which now so
largely control It and so often defy It
Tbe Northern Pacific Railroad would
have been enormously profitable had
there never a train been run on it,
simply on account of the government
grants of land. This wasteful policy
will be found In the long run rather to
have hindered than to advance clvllizi
lion. 5. Though the government has given
away so much of its land there still re
mains a vast domain in certain reglocs
of tbe so-called "desert land" which
under irrigation Is proving the richest
of our land. It is said that there are
450,000,000 acres of this land, and it
could be made to support thousands of
families. But If it falls Into the hands
of corporations, as it has been doing
lately, there will simply be a repetition
of the old robberies. Hero is a chance
for our government to keep some of Its
land for the good of tbe people. Is it
going to miss it?
6. The problem of munioipal fran
i h.sea which will come up for discus
sion later involves some phases of the
Now a few- words about the relations
of tbe land to God and the people. It is
my conviction that the old Hebrew con
ception of the sacredness of the land is
one which we will have to adopt again.
The land legislation of Moses ;was the
best ever enacted. 'The Hebrew nation
never gave up its authority over the
land, and in this It was quite right
Land 1b tbe gift of God for the develop
ment of the people, and any nation does
an uncalculable wrong to posterity when
it parts with its control of the land,
The nation loses Its llfo when it allows
land to centralism In the hands of the
few; freedom cannot flourish among a
tenant cla. The vesting of land owner
ship in the nation is not, as some eay,
the destruction of the perpetuity of the
home. The limitation ot the land
which an individual might control and
it should be limited to less than wo
think would not prevent a man from
sitting down in peace under his own
viae and fig tree. On tbe other hand
tbe fact is, that the individualistic con
ception of land ownership has rendered
practically impossible for the many the
private ownership of a home In Eng
land, and threatens to do the same in
Land and we cannot get a greater
conception than that which was the
basis of all Hebrew and in some.degree
of the early Roman and Anglo-Saxon
legislation land is the manifest provl
dence of God to tbe people, as truly as
the sir and uasblne. Tho material
unlvere is the body of the soul of God.
Thtre is none but ho'y ground. The culti
vation of the soil U a holy tank; it is the
most immediate form of communion
with God In toe production and distri
bution of His gifts. However we may
underarte the farmer, hwwever our
cora'o papers may make tun of him it Is
yet true that be is ( i oJ's prleat of the
soil, aad any slight cast upon his task
I a blasphemy against Gad himself
You and I dopend upon the farmers to
give us the benefits of (Sod's providence
They are the administrators ot tied'
gifts of life to men, and have tho same
right to the consideration of the nation
that a mother has to that of her child.
Coiufut to any system which makes thm
ixmanu or slaves to the soil, allow a
law Chicago rculator and railway
managers to absolutely dicta wha',
return the farmer may get lor bin labor
and God's vengeance l sure to fallow,
t he land quiloa Is abov all a rU
glous qutmlon, and uly Incidentally aa
wonwulo one. For !' tilling of th
oil Is ths f.indamalal religious occu
pation i'f the world, aad w must scur
to It the dignity ot its position and It
just rmimpoDMi If we hoi to suhilsh
our saMoa ou the hrra foundation ol
How's This! '
any rrt Uai eanaoi t i ri fey
lull ( aiarr 'u
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Mil J -UUUUU
Those of our readers who improved
will always remember it as one of the
grandest privileges of their lives. 1
' The Court of Honor.
The Golden Statue of the Republic,
Administration's Beauteous Tesple.
The Collossat Manufactures Building.
Transportation's 6olden Doorway.
"Midway's" Wealth of Orientalism.
WHO CAN EVER FORGET THEM?
Or who can ever forget the proud
distinction achieved by McCormick
Binders and Mowers ? Who can ever
forget that the McCormick received
the highest awards given for any
make of Binders and Mowers, and
that in the regular field trials they
earned the only honorable mention
for grain and grass cutting machinery?
Write to the
. better yet, call on your
Write for prices and terms to
THE WEALTH MAKERS ALLIANCE
BY MK8. J. T. KELLIE, SEC X,
Perkins county. ; "Enclosed, ''pleao
find our answer for study for Feb. and
Marcb. We bad a good crowd out and
tbe questions were very Interesting and
crenel quite a lively debate. Djh
q tcsllon No. II mean a non-reeldent of
tbe land? If bo wo would limit a citi
zen and non-resident to one balf section
of land." C. F. K,
Furnas county has a new Alliance,
No. 2120. State Lecturer J. H. Powers
bad a good meeting at Blaine Center
Adams county, and a large and eBthuj-
lajtic audience at Nelson, Nuckois
Nemaba county. "Please send plans
and instructions for organizing Alliance
co-operativo store. Please send me
tbe name of soma corporations that are
now in successful operation." C. A.
Answer. I forward you the articles
of Incorporation and by-laws of the Oak
Business Association, now In successful
operation at Oak, Nuckolls county,
Neb. There is anothor one that has
been in successful operation at Litch
field, Sherman county, for about Jour
Binding twine. We have received an
offer of blading twlae that we believe
will prove a great benefit to our mem
bers. Sub-AUlance or county AUlince
secretaries who are interestei please
correspond with the stale secretary
about it. !
Polk county. "Have the executive
committee preparea a new Maaua', or
will tho old one ba used the coming
year?" A. F.JJ.
The old Manual Is still used and we
nope to receive answer to each question
from every sub-Alliance in the State.
By keepiag a file of the answers we can
easily tell the position of the Alliance
on each question. :
Dawbou county. .Walnut Grove Alli
ance No. 1131 Is reorganized. ' ,
Attention Fifth l strict Populists.
HaSTINcS, Neb., April 30, 18W.
EJitor Wealth Makers:
There will bo a meeting of the Peo
ple's Party Central ComTl'te, o tbe
Flf h Conmvsiloaal district of Nebraska
at Holdrege on Wednesday, June ,0 b,
at 8 o'clock, p. m , for tbe purpose of
naming a place and date for holding a
congressional convention, and Axing a
bills of representation for the same.
It Is ernestly desired that each
county be repreonted by Us committed
maa. Hit If Impossible for you to be
presjnt, picas delegate your powers to
some reliable PopulUt of your coun'j;
that your county may be represented at
tbe meeting. ;
FttANi ia PuiLl.it'8 Ch'ron, G'ui.
H H. MctUw, Wy.
Tbe Stale r.xecutlv Cotuiulttee ol
the fanners' Alllauoe at It recent
tneetlog Ubvd attention called again
Ut tbe resolution pa4 at llaatlngs in
January lint, tbe reiolultons commend
ing all the farmers' mutual tusuraeu
coiujaoli of tbs staw, but K:clHy to
dorvlng bob, la the condonm-d report
we were eom tlled to give this ai lea
ws accidentally overlooked and
gmllUd -SmWH WRAtTU IUkika.
We drtlrt W (all tbe aMealloa efwur
rvaders to our iprclM eftsr to all tub
tcrlbt rs. Any tn has a cham e te
tliH't a book from our lUt t4 rttfotni
laae Soili e, ,
Ibaveoaebalf station ee miles
north of I.lno-la aud three mils west
of Datey, will uke cattle at H O) aad
bortes at H.W lot tbe saasoa-
1 T. Pai.mih.
the opportunity of attending; the
SAVE THIS COUPON.
It contains witne thlnfjs you ought to
know. You oukM to U now that the World'
Kulr Management itskcil all niunufactur
th if LSInderx und Mowt-ra to take their
machlncH Into t lx- grain and gram Ik-Ids,
and by their work prove their claims. You
ought to know that the manufacturers
of MKIornili'k Hinders and Mowers
promptly notified tho World's Fair Com
mittee that they would comply with thin
reasonable request. You outfit to know
that various other manufacturers of Hind
ers and Mowers sent representative! to ex
amine the grain und k'iims tie Ids ttpeclHed.
and that these representative reported
to their resix-etive conipaulew that the
condition of the crop to lie cut waH audi
that ordinary machines could not handle
them. You ought to know that none of
those wanufadurein allowed their ma
chine to ko Into these test where they
knew the McCormick Hinder and Mower
would lie at work. You. ought to know
tliat the World' Fair Judge said of
McCormick Hinder that they were almple
and easily operated, and that their er
formance wa In all respe-t thoroughly
natisftictory. You ought to know that they
Haiti of McCormick Mower that their
draft 1 al leant 't U. lighter than the
draft of wtlinary mower. You ought to
know these things because you don't
want to make a mistake when it come to
buying no important a farm Implement a
a Binder or a Mower. You want the best.
machine co., Chicago; or,
nearest McCormick Agent.
OIC Sajrt hi t Htturtl Hiilili Itek Cvrlaf
prlMi, mA ii wnt hJ to. Ml4 0 mi utt
Ml luteit-tflfti. rHUUilT rAluj m mm naliM la
t4f mm. T&.UUU taw. tiMtitaiUiiiHlkilkiHi
mmn f our kiwi. ftllU 9tA mpurtbto. lUUmm
ftuBlKiadMMrttrM. kUUndfsll rMtiliBgbatWbfttM
uaffrwtta lob MMpnMntMl. 114 M tb UmH feotofj
ila. WRITE TO.bAI lor mi. Urn PRKfc IlluaUud
Mi.iii.ii. t Ului 4m al-a. mad al t nubllahad.
OXFORD MFG. CO., 340 Wsbatb Ait., Chicago, III.
of peed ottm and DoLa mh.
- e nave a very cnoice line
t : . . .. Ifl
heed (or deauripuve cuta
CO., Lincoln, Neb.
OFFICERS STATE ALLIANCE.
President, , L Pale, Atlanta.
Vlce-Prea., Prof. W. a. Jones. UastinKB.
BecaetAry, Mrs. J. T. Kellle. Hartweli.
TretHurer. James Cameron, Bearer City.
. H. Poweis, Mate Lecturer, Cornell.
Chairman, I. N. Leonard, Lincoln
E. Soderman, Benrand. ,
L. W Young, Wl'Hoavllle.
C. M. tyctnar, Waboo. '
J. M. Dlmmlcli, Macon.
John II. Powers' Appointments.
State Lecturer .1. II. Powers of tbe
F. A. & I. U-, will speak at the follow
ing places on the dates given:
Daykin, Jefferson Co., May 10.
Fefrbury, " " ' U.
Eodlcoti " " " 12.
Odell, Gage 14
Wymore, " ' ' 5.
Ftlly. " " " 16.
Crab Orchard, Johnson Co , Maj 17.
Tccuniseh, ' " " 18.
Elk Creek, " ' 19.
Burchard. Pawnee " " 21.
Pawnee City " " " 22.
Book waiter, " " " 22.
Table Rock. " " " 23.
Humboldt, Richardson " " 24.
Kalis City, " " " 25.
Vfrdon, " " 28.
Johnson, Nemaha M " 28.
Auburn, " " " 29.
Brcck. " " 30.
Dunbar, Otoe " "
Syracuse, " " June J.
Palmyra, " " 2.
Thesj will U be evening meetings
unless otherwise advertised in the lx:al
pacicrs er bills. Occasionally two ap
pointments in the day might bo filled.
Mr. Powers receives no pay except
what is voluntarily contributed in tbe
Friends of the Alliance in these
counties will please Mil out the appoint
ments giving the hour of ttjo day in
each ewe, and notify the state secre
tary. Mr. J.T. Kellle, Hartweli, Neb
as soon a possible so she can inform
me of the same.
A llanos Members Take Notice.
I am compelled X 1 recall all appoint
nuuU lor meetings appolaWd for Uro.
Vrdll In the following coun'les;
Jobnaon, Gag?, Sllne, York, liamlltoo
and Polk. Bfo. Wardall being one of
the Ulrti'tor of the (ijlf aad lnUrUte
tUUwavor what N railed the North and
d-iulh raUroal was suddenly sumra-ned
0 Ualvtutoo for liuiHirlsntduty
He lH 'hi (MomUyJ morntaf and was
very wrry tht he ru.ld not Qtl the
siumIuu enu wde. My workUiu h
iht I am tibltgd bi folui up fie work
alreaJv iK'gua a more can be aovoia
iilUbrd fr iNeeaJ of rvf-irru t oota
pi.Je wwra eommen'ed thun t fall la
t It matter. 1 1 1 1 boitl every tns
tvr will Me the ins iltlt- o! tbe l'u
tlott al lie rto 'ni lsl u the cunJltloA.
I sbail maun inetttng la the above
count) in acKlhle to reach
them. , VV, V WatoitT.
Tbe member of the r'o-trth t'oagree
iloaal dlitrlt't lmmllUt of the Pto
pie's UJr-eiJ4tt party will meet la
i.itiyjla. Nb , a inh, at the same
liens aad plai t that ths ta' xtcuUve
Top, Union tt.
Are attracting considerable attention these times. The two com
panies are alike in that they both have sympathy for the "unem
ployed" and are doing what they can to help them.
Browning. King & Co. are especially self-sacrificing, and
and are offering
style and color desired and we will send
you goods inai win piease you.
ALSO FURNISHING GOODS IN ALL GRADES.
Your Dosey's worth or your money back.
DROWNING, IUNG & CO.,
1013 & 1019 O St , - - Lincoln, Neb.
FOR LOW PRICES
Burks, Cadman & Co.,
243 & 245 North 10th. Cor. tOth & Q St., Lincoln, Neb.
, , , , , , I u .. .
IF YOU WAWrA.
Buggy, Farm or Spring Wagon
' Come and get our prices. If you want a Plow, either riding
or walking, we have the best at the lowest price.
JOHNSON Disk Cultivators away down. Have you 9een tho Famous Ohio Riding
Cultivator? Over 05,000 In use. Pattee Tongueless Cultivators are all O. K.
and so Is the price.
.BROWN CORN PLANTERS,
(Tbe old stana-Dy).
Brown's Combined Steel Frame Adjustable Planters are the stuff. We have also
in connection a full stock of Hardware and Garden Tools which we will sell
at reduced price. Do not forp et we have a full stock of Harness. Prices as
low as $5.75,
J. E. BARBER & CO.,
(With BURKS, CADMAN & CO.)
239 & 241 North 10th
Will sell you a
Sack of good flour for
Sack of Patent flour for
2 gallon pall of syrup for
17 lb. pail of jelly for
7 bars good soap for
The best California Peach, "Falka
Look to us when you want geunine Georgia Bank Codfish, Pollck, Herring.
White fish or Mackerel.
BUSES, OAMAH & 00-,
10th & Q Sts Kos 239-241
TINGLEY & BURKETT,
Attorneys-at-Law, 1026 O St., Lincoln, Neb-
f 0 0 WOOL GROUKIG PAY?
a4 JZ.T Ill Th,J,,MUM,Ml,0hwyoilt your Wool, if y,m
Mnu4ii KtwKl ttmiH,
0 llf y-s, H nn4 4, mUMiM ft
L II f f f I WIWim-m iuomuIm llans T
! Ill )) I ?," k' ' n mtrMi. ?!
IM I S-J VN-V ' . '' WUil la ouehr tl ON ...
Villi fc S Vw- 7TZI Snht mn m(nii naua. W
iifi a i n f iw
, Red, White. Alfalfa and Aletke Clover, , nl.
lpErthT..BlneGra0h.rdGra,r CITY. LJ.
1 ree Beeaa. ans cwu. - 1
its at $2.
H " H 3,50
combination soil Willi
of rats aid
to lai at - - S.00
Kilt Suits for little boys 2 1-2 to 5
years at $4 00.
People must wear clothes the law compels
Them to whether they are employed or
"unemployed" and this offer extends to
Goods sent O. O. D. sub
ject to examination. Send
us an order, giving size.
- - Oor, 10th & Q Sts.
The Best California Bartleti Pear. . . .20
The Best California Apricot 20
The Best California Green Gage... .20
3 cans Beatrice corn for 25
5 lbs. 3 crown raisins 24
7 lbs. dried peas 25
4 lbs. California prunes, raisin cured .25
27 lbs. New Orleans sugar $ 1.00
J- E. BABBEB & 00 .
243 & 245 N 10th St. 10th &0Sta
AND MONEY REMITTED SAME PAY AS
Ill IUIUfpiiuUioib.,wyaii.U your WOOl, If y,m
1 JJ nhtn 11 dtrvt't to ti,arki ..! . t.u .i .t . . tt I
iinnttii.tily. mil uiilyuMMn tli lilKiivt ttmrtt
l.n.eforymir Wuvt.ir yoi.hilii.,tmm,,llt ymuiuivk
rrium w tv r v,,i.itiuiim n, WuU imU ,y uur
I'roinpt 5alcs and Qukk Keturns. bi.MIB mM
h Wmil lrl(ri wM w lui""lll. iti at taktiiM nm0
h iiHtttitu l niittt roiuru f.ir W t4, a nuwt li il,,
f umkprftimii In uiniy iluya, ami our IUnr Uik u
up In ihU uluirnirut. rli r I'rtpr in W imj ml toe u
trot liixtiilu! i.r our ltM r Vr iulmi tviv W't.
iiii,-. t ut i, imiin May, drain mi PhhImc of u almu,
SUMMERS, MORRISON A CO.,
Commission Merchants,4 ' U So. Water Street, Chicago,
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