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THE .WEALTH MAKERS.
"May 17, 1894
iwld be no necessity whoever for dis
tributing loston, m,11 narrow mlBd--dcooservatlT-sass-rtthat
re In favor of doing.
Remove the injustlc of rent Md in
terest, and all wealth would rapidly
accumulate in the hands of the toilers,
-while idlers would be branded with the
pauper's stamp. No matter how shrewd
mod unscrupulous the avaricious money
getter might be, without the help of
Interest and rent taking, be would be
utterly power.less to oppress any one by
the use of the wealth which he might
It U often said nowadays that if the
wealth of the world were evenly divided
it would again, afier a xhort period, be
found In the bands of the same favored
few. This is probably true, but It
proves nothing except that our laws are
tnjust. Leave the laws as they are,
and the unscrupulous, avaricious
achemer will usually get the fat of the
land. Put in force cauitable laws of
distribution, and the difference in for
tune will represent only ability to pro
duce. Remove rent and interest, and
those entitled to wealth would have it.
All would work, and no one would have
to toll excessively. All who were will
ing to toll could have leisure for recrea
tion and improvement. Art, letters,
science, might be cultivated as a pas
time, and by all who were so inclined.
We should not have one man with a
brain' abnormally developed working
among ten thousand dunces who could
not understand bis expressed thoughts;
.all would be cultivated and Intelligent
Instead of making fifteen million out
of sixty million bear the whole burden
of productive labor, there would be
'forty Billion workers, and the load
would bo light on each. Panics would
be a thing of the past and business de
pressions Would follow shortcropsonly.
The cause of tbe trouble would have
bjen removed. The spectre of want
and hunger once driven from our fire
sides, crime would slink away ashamed.
Hve the producer his full share of the
wealth which he produces, and a giant
stride will have been made toward
making the earth what it was intended
to be a pleasant abiding place for man.
This is no fanciful picture. While we
give such an immense advantage to the
posse isor cf surplus wealth, all men
will strive to amass a surplus by all
means, however dishonest. Men have
long since learned that In tbe present
order of things no one ever becomse very
wealthy by his own efforts in produc
tion; the secret of wealth is known to
4m the appropriation by one van of the
results of the toll of hundreds. It is
nonsense to say that fortunes worth
millions can be amassed In any other
way. A man might live ten lifetimes
and not be able to save a million from
the results of his own production. How
to save what he earns is not now the
study of the man of affairs, but how to
legally obtain the earnings of others.
Everv. business man's impulse under
such a system is, necessarily, to take
every advantage of his neighbor which
'may give himself the better of the
bargain. Destroy the law by which
man Is enabled to appropriate the toll
of his fellow men. and you remove not
only his power but his motive for work
Inir In justice. Let him realize that he
must depend on what he himself pro
duces, and he would try to produce, not
to filch from his neighbor. All specu
lative business Is worse than useless to
tbe community, and in a business world
founded on sound principles it would
taavo no place. Speculation produces
nothing; its sole purpose is to give one
individual advantage over another. In-
trest taking Is the foundation of specu
lative business. .
' It is a grim fact la tbe history of the
world that uiwarllke nations become
peopled by races of slaves. The more
robust the war spirit, other things be
ing equal, the more prosperous and free
the nation. Instance a comparison be
tween the nations of Europe and those
ot China and the Kast. The fact is in-
ipllcab'- except on one hypothesis:
"War prevents the accumulation of
orouertv in the hands of a caste. It Is
the greatest ot levelers and equalizer
It is a heroic remedy tor a terrible
lluiloess failures dlsslpato fortunes
and thus, in a measure, serve the sains
purpose. It is the wealth which Is
absolutely secure in the same hands
that U mot dangerous to the liberties
of the oenuls t a country. Show me a
nation where revolution is not known
o4 I l!l show you a country of serfs.
I can go farther and show that rewlu
t.oa and s-rfdta always arpcar in la
vers-ratio. ThUds not prove that
totoUillun U in any way detrb!c, but
that it I more so than the d'sp-raU
d'.s'iM wblcn it Is Intended to la'U
ahi. Kogknd Is a country wnererero
Miosis s'.Seitand not very frequent.
jut it atUitary spirit Is ever active.
la safeguard o KngUsh liberty is her
:uu( aerial of caatlneals and thus coa.
Ualiy iHwuio-' labor 101-1 conat
tloa which work for 1 quality and the
unsotUtag I a fixed order ot t&la-s
Hhut Kiflatd within hrelt and let
ii.r KkiUiv errstallli la pao-, and
h would b-BOopUoato the rule
This N'true hir or Us of all countries
Taa tiixala of new eoatlneate has
.verrwbtrt put 0 the plutocratic
crisis. In new countries class mang
must begin anew, and the spirit of
equality which is thus Inspired by the
reaction of the new upon the older na
tions, puts off the day of reckoning.
The vast triumphs of man over na
ture has done mach to neutralize the
workings of the law and to reconstruct
fortunes. Steam and electricity were
powerful equalizers while they served
the rank and file of the people, but
once set working in the Interest ol the
moneyed power, they are carrying us
to the plutocratic goal with frightful
rapidity. Periodical crises and finan
cial panics are but indications of what
we are coming to. Unable to pay the
interest demanded of them, active busi
ness men fall by the wholesale, less
interest is collected for the nonce, and
apparent prosperity ensues, only to be
destrojed again by the demands of
But it will be said that large fortunes
are not made by interest taking but are
amassed by speculation. It is exactly
the same principle differently nppnea.
Wealth does not create itself; what is
gained in speculation is taken from the
people who produced It The capital
used in speculation exacts enormous
returns in interest. When wealth is
amassed by speculation it is likely to
become an interest bearing charge for
all time, and thus to force legitimate
Industry to a worse condition.
But what does all tbls lead to Just
this; we must recognize the obvious fact
that wealth has within it an essential
quality of decay, not growth, and we
must build our industrial system on
this truth if we have it stable. We
must realize that the producers of wealth
must not be called upon - to stand be
tween Its possessors and the natural
principle of decay. We must recognize
the truth that if the producer does
consent to make good the natural de
cay of wealth which he uses, he more
than compensates tbe owner for Its use.
We must remodel our laws on tbls prin
ciple. Let us do justice between man
and man and we can afford to be care
less of consequences.
Interest is but the creature of man-
made law, just as were the tithes of
priests and tyrants. We must draw
from it the sanction of civil law and
thus abolish it. Make it uncollectable.
Treat an attempt to take interest just
as we would treat an attempt to steal.
Make the return of the exact amount
whiohis lent religiously secure, but
place the heavy hand of public disap
proval pn all attempts at interest tak
ing. Dave acurrenoy that will deterio
rate by holding just as rapidly as does
the wealth which it represents. Do
this and every industrial problem is in
a fair way of solution. Reorganize tbe
principle of Interest, and the caste of
wealth has a more secure and perma
nent foundation than the priestly caste
of India or Egypt. The fight of years
but adds to the strength of their posi
tion and increases the plenitude ot their
power. Control a man's means of liveli
hood, and he is tool all Intents and pur
poses your slave. Under tbe present
system, the man who owns the dollar
u the nower that rules the world. It
Is a mathematical certainty that wltli
private property in land, and the re
cognition of interest taking as a right,
this government will become a fixed
plutocracy which nothing but a bloody
revolution or a most radical awakening
at the ballot box can overthrow.
The casta of wealth will have half
the population to serve as its paid re
talners, and this horde of masters and
lackeys will be maintained by a class ot
citizen sorts as irrevocably bound to
their condition as the serts of any east-
era monarchy. The rest of the world,
under the same laws, must reach the
same condition. Nothing but war and
revolution can prevent such an event,
unless the industry of the world is
placed on a different basis. These and
the opening of new continents have
done so in the past. Invention has also
done its prt, but that is now working
in the Interest of the wealthy, and land
s pretty well preempted.
Revolutions and business failures,
then, are the only prospects of the fu
tare unless we abandon interest taking
To obtalu the remainder of Mr. Ben
nett's article we must aik our readers
to rend for the March Arena. Every
mtn hould have it to preserve this
"Cause of Financial Panics" In pcrma
nenttorm. In Just ono respect Mr. Hon
nett's paper can b sdded to make more
clear the understanding ot in enoe
wnloh rout and Interest accumulations
have on Industry and commerce; and to
mika this reUtion more clear we here
add two or three paragraphs irom
areuuisnt which we made la February
heforo Mr I'm) a nett's article was pub
And, take ao'.lce the currency ctt
not be kept drawing Interest and accu
mulatto gathering lnltelfand hem
remaned. of tit tt af tht
manty, in i. toMftr kanJt its)b. rr
taut htttMHbit rtfctiti U 4 pet tt
tf te rWi h tktmt'tft. It requires
the money to buy the goods, and empty
th market. It ths yeHy usury, or
monopoly tribute. Including real and
dlvldsmls, were all speat to help empty
the mark it, the loaning could continue
Ithaut a break. Uut the money loan
ers are ail and always accumulators.
Therefore they keep loaalag Ml re
loaa'sg principal and Interest till the
eoadltloa ol the market, toeto! demand
aad falling prices, makes It ao longer
safe to either borrow or lend; and so
the money is hoarded, credit collapses,
commeroial wreckage results, and mill
ions are thrown out of work and suffer.
Thlsperiodio expansion and contrac
tion of the currency, and liquidation
and distress, are a necessary result of
giving to money the monopoly function
or power to draw interest
The men who borrow money (or land,
or land forces) must pay a regular usury
sum which they did not borrow; and
this they obtain each year by selling
goods in the market, what they need to
live on and;this sum besides. .They can
not bny back out of the market as mach
as they sell, because the Interest money
obtained In selling has been taken from
them. The inttmt dratenfrom the entire
producing close and not spent by the usur
ers leaves an tgual percentage of unbought
goodt in the market, and each succeeding
interest payment helps to glut tht market.
See? This goes on until fslling prices
make it unsafe to risk farther produc
tion in manufactures and money cannot
be safely loaned on ordinarily safe
securities, which is the condition we are
now suffering under. Editor Wealth
WHERE FAHMKRB STAND.
Resolutions Tbat Speak tbe Hf n ti
me nts ot all Alliances.
The following preamble and resolu
tions were adopted by the J. B. Weaver
Alliance, No. 2318, of Hitchcock
county, Neb., May 4th, 1894.
Whereas. The condition of thecoun-
trv and of the laboring class is so ap
palling, and tbe dilatory action of Con
gress in enacting measures looking to
the relief of the unusual distress of tbe
people, is so contemptible that thou
sands of American citizens, embracing
among their number representatives ol
every honorable prolesslon of labor,
deepalringof relief through tbe aggra
vating slowness and exasperating ad
verseness ot usual legislation, have re
solved to carry their grievances, and
those of their millions of co-laborers, In
person to the sat of government, there
to ask a hearing and demand redress;
Therefore, be it
liesolved. Tnat.we. ine memoersor
the J. B. Weaver Alliance, No. 2318,
100 strong, believe the Commonweal
movement to be peaceful in intent,
E radical in purpose and constitutional
y inalienable right: And, be it
liesolved, That we heartily endorse
the spirit and applaud the action of J.
S. Coxev. as the leader and tnspirtilng
genius ot the Commonweal movement.
Resolved, That we think it the duty
of all good, patriotic American citizens,
regardless ol political complexion w
support the Commonweal movement,
and to stand ready to forward aid (if
necessarv), of wnatevtr aeecription re-
llesoivea, mat we oneer ana aumire
the fortitude of J.S. Coxey, and tbat
of his men, for their courage in over
coming almost Insurmountable obstacles
and in bearing quietly and patiently
the vilifying reproaches ana vitupera
tive insults of the Associated Press.'
Resolved. Tbat we commend tie
bravery of Gen. Kelly and his men, in
their unswervelng determination to
personally present their grievances to
Congreis in spite of unconstitutional
militia calls and the puslllaminous op
position of servile governors.
liesolved, Tbat we commend the citi
zens of Omaha, and all others who have
kindly extended aid to the encourage
of the Commonweal movement
ltnatfvpri. That we condemn inn
actions of Governor West of Utah, and
Governor Jackson of Iowa, as weak and
cowardly, and we denounce item as
tbe fawning servants oi x iutocracy ior
the ODoression of peaceful unarmed
Revived. That we condemn tne po
litlcal marriaae of Harrison-Cleveland,
and we declare that it is inappropriate
for them to hold their nominating oon
ventlons on American sou, and name
for American offices, tools of the Jew
lah London money power, and we sue
vest that they bold their next sham
national convention at their headquar
ters In London, and that they publicly
recosrnize their real chairman, Baron
Resolved. That we condemn the
action of Senator Wolcott of Colorado,
in his denunciation ot the honest labor
ers of his own state, and we denounce
him as a servile tool ot hngiun capital
ists, and we declare that we believe tnat
his entire action to be but the following
of instructions received during his re
cent sojourn in their capital.
Resolved, That we oonuemn me
idea ot an international conference for
the establishment ot tne tree coinsge oi
silver, but we demand the free coinage
ot sliver at the rati9 of Hi to 1, without
any entangling foreign alliances.
Resolved, That we conuemn me re
cent decmon of .luote iunay ana
Judge Jenkins ot the U. 8. Court, but
we heartily approve me acuoM ui
Judge Caldwell, trying to bring about
the equalization ot labor and capital.
liesolved, Tbat we endorse the en
tire record of our 1. S. Senator. W. V.
AUen ot Nebrasks, and we, as voters in
thA :,th conert'sslonal district ot Ne-
braka endorse the entire action of our
wriby representative, Hon. w. A.
McKelgban, and we recommend that he
t renomlnatca at tne couuon uKrs
uinniii convention. And be It farther
Resolved. Tt the resolutions be
srirusJ nn the records of our Alliance,
and a eouv be lurntshed the precs for
imbllcalu), and tbat a copy be sent to
Signed by commit.
J. P. Vui t,
V. K. IlOD4'N,
K, H. Joan.
Reform res pleiue copy.
, Did you notice tU- Ma4 " of the McCor
mlck Uarveatto Mhlne Company
lat wtek? We i'tendrd to rusk s pea-
la! mention of It but U M overlooked.
Rsa4 their aJi,'rfully this wetkaaU
then writs toll. lUaford, ageav Macole,
Neb., aad be will send yoaelrculars a4
nrlc list which will "put you oau
tome this-" U you art going to buy
machine this year, ,
Subscribe for Tli WUTH MaUtRa
fr) 7C -r tt XafwraJ flaka Mkf CvrW
Vafa I V owtfMsM WHk Bt4 atari wsmtU, aiit,
naMawif atMMjstaaWMd rmtmimt is ywsjw. Nim4
MKxUye'imi. frfUtU.UT fAII- a as-- rwqwSrs -a
aim kaaA. t-Jbi as wiasisiMa. atshisas-
'&.IABJ ia was. ' as ctM aaa 4 a-t Itssi
tavraar tot M fsMB4, sM a tto Uswsw tartar
if ttsaw Mat aatt sail snaiustf at waat mm
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I prepay express on order of CO eggs
and upwards to any point west of Chi
cago and east of Denver. 12 chicks 15
days old 15.00. Safe arrival guaranteed.
W. J. HICKOX, Alma, Neb.
We bars a very choice tins
of tl oat and potatoes. 2
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CO., Lincoln, Neb.
OFFICERS STATE ALLIANCE.
'President, W. l. Dale, Atlanta.
Vlce-fres., Prof. W. a. Jones, Hastings.
Hecaeuu-y, Mrs. J. T. Kellle. Hartwell.
TmSHurer. James Cameron, Ueaver City.
J. a. Poweu, bute Lecturnr, Cornell,
W. Y. WrlRbt, mate Organizer Alliance Aid,
Chairman, I. K. Leonard, Lincoln.
E. Hoderman, Bertrand.
L. W Young, Wllsonvllle.
C. M. Lemar, Wahoo.
J. M. Dlwmlck, Macon.
THIS INDUSTRIAL LEGION,.
BeKlnnlng to Grow Itapldly-Report
of the Work,
At tbe time I took charge ot tbe or
ganization of the Industrial Legion in
tVls state a little over two months ago,
there were twenty-nine In existence.
At the present time there are forty-
four. Tbe first month was spent in
preparing for active work. The second
that work was started and fifteen Lo
gons were placed In the field, as follows:
Table Rook, North Platte, Hastings,
Holdredee. Clay Center, Fairfield, Al
bion,. Wahoo, Lincoln, Seward, York,
Btromsburg, Osoeola, David City and
Ewlng. The Legion at Wshoo went in
with 30 members; Lincoln 2; Osoeola
21; Albion 20. The work has barely
started and will be pushed right for
ward. Tbe object Is to put ia at least
two hundred Legions between now and
election day. A state Legtoa will be
organized probably at the time of tbe
If we can get every town in Nebraska
organized during the coming summer,
we can carry the state. We have al
ways been weak lath towns. There
Is where we must put our heavy work.
Give us a strong: organisation of the
Lecrions in the towns aad of the Alli
ance In the country and we will be in
vincible. Let us put aside personalities and all
work for the principles In which we be
lieve. Get rid ot loeal jealousies and
push Ihlags. Let every oae who is in
terested In the cause, put his shoulders
to the wheel.
The woild Is moving In our direction.
Let us take advantage of our oppsrtuni
ties, organize and carry the state.
J A. Edjsbton.
State Recruiting OHIcer.
John II. rowers Afotnieiite
State Lecturer J. H. Powers of tbe
F. A. Si I. U., will speak at tbe follow
Infr places on the date given
Crab Orchard, Johasoa Co., May
Pawnee City "
Table llook. "
These will all be evening meeting
Mnleis otherwise advertised In tbe local
naoersor bills. Ocoastonsiiy two ao-
polntmtnts in tbe day might be ftlleU
Mr. I'ower mwlvea no pay except
what Is voluntarily contributed In the
Frlouls ot the Alliance la the
counties will ileas till out tbe appoint
menu giving the boor of tbe day In
rauhce. and notify ih swte s-cr-
Urv. Mrs. J.T. Kellle, llarlwU, Neb,
as soon as tHwtlble so she can Inform
me of tbe same.
We call our readers attention this
week to the new ad. of tbe Mlaneopoll
Throning Machine Co. and to ait
those who are thiaklnf of baying
thresher we would say, be sure you
write lo this company for term belore
bujtef eUeeher. The only raed.l
that wa. awarvled to an-vompaar (or
"a oompleu suata thrulntf outsit at
the World's Kair was aardn) to the
Mlr.aeaHUs Threshing Machlae liv
Write t W. 1 Paul, waianer tl t
street. Unoola, eb.i ttt him where
yoo saw his ad, and he will te4 you
some m!-hty later ta readea enaUer '
that will Ull you all about the Mtaae
epulis Thrhtif Maehlae Co , ani why
you should buy a machts of th when
yeudo buy. mmmmmmmmlmmmmmmmmmm
1 1 Jk
McCormlck Binders, Reapers and Mowers are built by the McCORMICK HARVESTING
MACHINE CO., CHICAGO, and are (or salo wherever grain or grass is grown.
Write for prices and terms to
TINGLEY & BURKETT,
Attorneysat-Law, 1026 O St., Lincoln, Neb-
AND MONEY REMITTED
THE . . .
We will send
one year to
the agent sending the club, a choice from the
following list of books: Richard's Crown;
Jason .Edwards; The Coming Climax; Dr.
Huguet: A Tramp In Society. These last books
are a little soiled and shelf-worn, but just as
good for the reading matter as when they left
the press room.
Here is a chanco for Alliances and clubs to secure a library of
valuable books of information
to take advantage of the opportunity?
These offers will not be continued long, ami we reserve tne
right to discontinue any of the
substitute others from the list of
Wealth Makers Plib. Co.,
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V1U.ICT A SPEC1ALTV.
Rod, White. Alfalfa and Alaike Clovers, . , - nl
Timothy, Bine Grant, Orchard Gra,Kl 1 1NI P.ITY. IjL
Top, Onion Tree 8da, Owe Seed. MtWOWO Wl I 1 1
- . -ft '
THE WORLD'S FAIR
, Cfinimitleo, who tcl'd tlio
rkCormlck No. 4 Steel flowsr
In the only regular exoltloti
flt'ld trial, In a heavy growlh
of timothy and clover, nld, in
their odlclBl rporti "The .
efficiency of tim niachliio in
tlitiM, under fair condlilons
nearly 70 per cent. Ordinary
fltlnriM for ordinary mowers
ore at least twenty pound.
higher in total draft, with an
cflieieney of not nliovo (10 t
eent.. which lufler fiijiiie good
machines ahonltl loxiM-cii'd lo
cxrw-d." The Met 'ornilek flw
IlKlfleht draft, nil mokt effee
llvo HHIM C'. tler )et produced.
IIIgtiCHt MeilnJ utturduil.
SAME DAY A3
We will send THE WEALTH MAKERS to tea
new fcubsscriler!i until August 1, 1891,
We will send THE WEALTH MAKERS to any
new subscriber until January 1, 1895, and a
choice from the following list of books: Seven
Financial Conspiracies; Ten Mew of Money
Island; Stockwell's Bad Itoy; Points for
Wo will send' THE WEALTH MAKERS to any
subscriber, new or old, until January 1, 1896.
and a choice from ihe following list of books:
n J1..1.1 i i . rnu t!i.:4:
juiiuiiujucr& ituu x)vuuwiiiitei9; J.tiw iiuiiiinvt!
and Referendum; Esau, or The Banker's Victim;.
Errors. In Our Monetary System; Industrial
Freedom; Our Republican Monarchy; Money,
Land and Transrxjrtation. -
THE WEALTH MAKERS for
a club of five subscribers; and to
absolutely fne. Who will be first
books as our stock runs out. and
the same value.
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fea t t ai4.
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