The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, June 21, 1894, Page 4, Image 4

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June 21, 1894
Haw Serie of
Onoll4kUoB of the
The Wealth Mtkeri PiibiBg Oeapany,
IgB m Btr t, Lincoln. Neb,
"If any nun muat f all f or m to rts.
IchooMDotformyiood. A golden c-ln,
a ob of honor, to wo good a prl
To wrapt n7 nasty nana to do wrong
Onto a mow mm. Tbi. 1U bat wo
nfflcUMt, wronttht by man's satanlc
tad whotnat hih bsart would dar prolong
-bat wki a titling balm to a It wnolf
My bottom own tbo brotherhood of man.
N. L P, A
PKbllsbera Anoonuneot.
Tb subscription prle of Tae Wuw
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aSJSt In solfaUas subscription shonld b
wreawful that all numwt lira correctly
JSIfM ild proper Iflto. g
tar niturn subscriptions, return envelope,
iu cnMbd on pplt!aon totbtoofflc.
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ini matter Bvery week, wt recelv letups
Stb Uswroplet addiass or without slKna
tares and It Us sometime diflUult to locate
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loebD tbetr address innsl always
S "e Ibelr (ornir m well m their present ad
him when change will be promptly made.
THM. Loom, Neb., May 10, m.
The People's Independent elector of the
cut of Nebraska are hereby resetted to
elect and vend delegate from their respctiv
counlles to meet In convention at the city of
Urand Wand, Neb., on Friday, August
W, at 10 o'clock a. m., lor the purpose of nomi
nating candidates for the following state offi
cers, vlats Governor, lleuwnantgovernor sec
retary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney,
general, commissioner of public land and
buildings and enperlntendent of public In
struction; ud for the traiisaoilon of any other
business which may properly com before the
The basts of representation will be one dele
gat at large from each county In the state and
on additional delegate for each on hundred
votes, or major fraction thereof, cast In mi
for Hon. 6U A. Holcoiub for Judge of the su
pre us court, which gives the following vote
by counties:
Adams 11
Johnson 7
Anteiope, "
Kearney.. a ID
Ketlb 4
KwyaPaba 4
Kluiball..... I
Kuox 0
lilalu - 1
Booae... 11
!( ilHLM 6
Uyd..... . s
baiwanter. . ......... J
Lincoln 12
I.okhu, 2
llrnwa 4
lUfflilO ,30
! ....... 11
Ump i
viadtiion 10
Mcf hereon 2
Merrick 7
.tiunce....... t
Nemaha 11
Nuckolls II
Cedur. s
ChaiMt S
Cbeyeue.. 6
Colfax 1
Ouie 12
Pawnee... 7
ferkltut "
Phelps W
Plwe, 8
Platte 1
Pwlk 12
lied Willow H
Itlchartson J
itiM'k a
Cimuir V
Dawes 7
I W)U.. I1
Deuel..... 4
lnxim 7
Uodge 1?
llcillglM in
Dundy ..... t
Hiillne W
aarpy ,J
SunnilMre In
stumor it
Franklin Si
HtotMl Bluff
ProntUr 9.sward...
Furnas II Bherluan.
Untie 14 hermaa
UoMper 6
Ornut 2
O roe ley 0
Ball H
Stamen .,
I hayer 7
Thomas ...... 1
ihurtiton 2
Vallry 8
WaMbtngtou A
Wayne 4
Wbntr II
heeler 2
.York 16
I To'al ....7M
Hamilton 1
Hrlun.... V
Hayes, 3
Hluthcock 7
Holi , ia
Hooker 1
Howard V
Ji'lVi'on 71
We would recommend tbat no proxlus be al
lowed, but that the delegate present cast the
full vol to which their respective counties are
t. A. KlMJKKTos, V. Cl.iu Disvan,
Secretary. Chairman.
Send In your tubtscrlplton for The
Wealth Makihs; only 1 00 jwrytar.
On trial three months for 25 cents.
The editor sorted to Grlnuoll, Iowa,
jut as this Ihmuo went to pret, for a
week's vacation, Mr. Grlfllu will at
tend to editorial work while wo are
a ii . i
W8 noticed In the New Yol k Tribune
of Juno 12ih, an editorial entitled "A
Popular Loan Neidfd." And It goes
on to dteiare that "If Congiet were
governed by patriotism or by cum on
aen.e," It would postpone it tail;! bill
'and save the currency of the country
from possible discredit and dUordvr"
by senium the purple lata tunhvr bond
ago to the banker the gold wonopo-
1UU, you utdctsUnd. 'ValrlutUm,"
acerdto to this, the aatlonal organ t(
the 1',' j'ublU'aa party, now mean, i!lr
ping the bonds of the bankers oy er V
ppU's iMscka, Thu do the r'Mcg
aud euslavlpg las (a 1 upon Cjumt
V dti4f two Fupl fur them la U
nust snored Mm. ' i'atrMUm ' i r.
leg the jMdt'U? "PAsrlitUin""t'n'
tti-n avoei l!rg bji d tk'a J e.'ilnf It
A.tll"!! "l'Uloilm,,-tjlrg MOo
to a g'4kn Iwagi wMvh tl bhjiovk
prlhu! lae up! Ty Piyuj y ,
itA thruue. Ttr y arg the s'au. Aj.l
a'l who lvrtHly orpins thdr w II
an t call Ut It law of ht n, for ,i
Ju lc u ctt Is "ihe harmoey t t tUf
w. rid," Uy denounce a "nrthlUh
Traitor and oVe.vsr ard plunderers,
"palrloU',4 And Ha ao, khs sjitriar,
norsblld t ftti Hegel if tight!
1 wtAti8 Tivr TifrTTfl-.l
The eyent of the ptt week la the
moral end political world the ad
dress of ProfesHor George D. Herron
before a freat onlversltj audience In
this city. In a previous letter to the
writer he laid:
"Te subject of my oration at the
University commencement at Lincoln
on the I3'.h will he, "A New Political
Vinton." The opportunity it present
to me 1h one that I would rather have
just at this tine than any other public
occasion In Anerloa. In the heart of
the new political forces that are fenn
lng in the west I want to peak Just a
word that will give to the social and
political movements that are now in
their beginning a vision that shall
unify and morally exalt those forces in
He Is the man we have been waiting
for, the mac of over mawterinc mental
power and granp, and with a moral po
litical raewage for the times. The peo
ple were swakened, thrilled, startled
by his utterance. It was the lateHt,
completed word of the greatest H'lnf
tnaa upon the Questions which confront
society. It watt a new voice in politics
voice that makes pMo the moral law
and social order which men munt ac
cept. Prof. Herron Is God's mightiest ser
vant who has taken upon hlmHlf "the
reproach of Christ" to save the down
trodden end despised, by polltlcal.soclal
methods, by the method of Christ the
political ruler and lawgiver.
Prof. Herron Is the man who wan
needed to force the attention of men to
the truths long bidden, to obllga
tlonwtbat all men are politically,
athelstically and blasphemously disre
garding. His words command attention.
He has power to divide the good and
the evil for the final moral political
conflict, the Armageddon qf prophecy
which is just bofore uh. He was attack
ed and Implied by the governor of our
state upon the platform to which he
bad been invited. He was telegraphed
over all the land as an anarchist, be
cause he struck the real anarchists.
Eead elsewhere in this paper about it,
We give en our first page a very full
abstract of (be speech which made
such a sensation, an abstract sent us
by himself. Writing us he said:
"I send you herewith a very full ab
stract of my Commencement oration.
I presume I give you as mucit as half of
it and give you pretty clearly the sense
of the whole of it. The oration if you
remember was about an hour and a half
In its delivery. I wish you would
kindly tell your readers that the ora
tion will probably be published In full
In the fall with additional lectures on
the same subject, all under the title of
"The Christian Slate, or a New Politi
cal Vision," In which book I expect to
propone a new political program to the
people of America."
The Christian State Is what the Pop-
ulls's are working for. Let ua scatter
Dr. Herron's published works every
The great thing desired is a stable
currency, that is, a dollar whoso pur
chasing power remains tne same
through long periods of time. J. Dona
tions or tne worm will rle up ana can
him blessed who can devlso an honest
dollar t dollar unchangeable In Its
purchasing power. To eocure the de
sired stability In the value of tho mone
tary unit tbo volume must increaao or
decrease exactly as the demand for
money increases; and la toe same pro
portionHen. J. W. Bryan.
The above extract Is taken from Mr
Bryan's recent speech in Congress on
tbe bill (since de(eated) which called
for a repesl of tho law Imposing a 10
per cent, tax on state bank currency,
and for Its suspension In tberaseof the
clearing house certificates lisued dur
tog the crisis of last year.
With much of Mr. Bryan's thought
we agro. Ills argument against both
state and national banks of Issue and In
support of whftt is realty Populiit flnan
tdal dootrlne.vli , that "whatever papr
money we need should be Issued by the
general government," ha tbe full sup
purt of our reason, nut we differ with
hint on that prt of tho moody question
which we consider the part all impcir
Unt, vis., the question t f putting the
money Intorlruulalton and tHtkf tt In
circulation. Mr. Bryan shows eonclu
Ut ly that there l no dkderenoe what
en-r between Issuing money en land or
ou wart-house receipt snd lalng tt co
lnnJ, ths tnmils llnd mde vslua'd-
by the laud t I ther taiaM prcp ny,
w thai U '"-l!y is rvai'y th smu.
he t'ollti Via presen' p!n hUh
;ta th rt ntwiy a? a tsx of . or
H.r t-eat , ftldch tiny tan loan tithe
f op!e at L a p r vent., suj an i it rston
of the plan " a V destroy ! m n y
ttioaop lyati'n'iilrcjitly trt a'l h-
Bd t !. I It at Pi, wh't 1 V' lid
trtetUu' .1 Urt9t do .v
BU)iet tnh.i'e t tt.n 8!y!m he
0it der thl 1 ! inthH ' piUtlng
rttoney htiWrcu'sMtiiiby upi'yig the
urndiof borroe , Mius la prlolp!
; Tn our Ktlhi: the pi'.Mwtplewf usury or
interest taking is the great and only
thing vlclons in the matter of loaning
and borrowing money. And Mr. Bryan
would not obviate the necessity of
borrowing, iot the periodic contraction
and mfftring caused by interest talcing,
by merely issuing money and paying it
out for services rendered the govern
ment. He fears to Increase tbe num
ber of public servants, and if the vast
majority of us must employ ourselves
or obtain employment of private em
ployers it will be necessary to borrow
as much money as we bow, borrow, or
more. Millions of men are Idle and
have been idle for months, and hund
reds ef millions of dollars have at the
same time been heaped up In bankers'
vaults, practically reducing the circu
lation and injuring almost everybody
by decoying values, weakening
securities and spreading financial ruin
over the country, all because those
who monopolized the money would sot
lend it, and because those who needed
the meney eould not borrow It.
For this measureless evil, a small f co
tton of which we have in tbe last year
been swimming through or sinking
under, Mr. Bryan offers no cure, no
remedy. He proposes free coinage of
silver, and If more money Is needed a
government paper issue, greenbacks.
But it seems to us he has not consider
ed that putting money into circulation
is one thing, and keeping It in circula
tion quite another. Nine-tenths of the
money now outstanding was put Into
circulation by the methods Mr. Bryan
favors, directly, for services rendered
the government, and Indirectly, by
coining it for the gold and sliver pro
ducers; but, take notice, Introducing it j
nto circulation did not keep It from
gravitating into the hands of the usur
ers, who a few months ago found It for
their interest to withdraw it from cir
culation. Nor would the doubling of the
volume of tbe currency by direct issue,
whether suddenly or by slow degrees,
overcome the present tendency of money
to gather in the hands of land, capital,
transportation, money and other present
monopolists. Monopoly tribute of every
s rt acts as an increasingly heavy drag
upon the movement of money put into
circulation; it regularly decreases Its
working volume in the percentage that
tbe tribute is accumulated; it takes
from the people the wherewith to buy
back as much wealth as they have pro
duced, which is the secret of what is
miscalled overproduction, and so leads
to falling prices, which condition of the
msrket makes it unprofitable to pro
duce wealth and unsafe to loan money,
and so the circulating medium and
the movement of goods and tbe em
ployment of labor are periodically ob
structed. , '
Now what is the good of pouring a
little more money or a good deal more
into a stream whose current we cannot
control, a stream that Is constantly
draining from us in larger volume than
U returned? The money collected as
rent, Interest, dividends, &c, settles
away Into the deep cavernous centers
ol monopoly power, and the only way
we can get the accumulated portion of
it bock, even for a season, is to borrow
it back, upon usury; and borrowing is
denied periodically when the need bo-
enmes greatest.
Will Mr. Bryan make a careful note
of this fact, that money paid or coined
into circulation (no matter what its
volume) under present powers and
privileges will not stay in circulation,
and after the completion of a usury
absorbtlon cycle it can only be returned
h circulation by usury contracts, by bor
roteina It. and owners will not even lend
when pricts are falling an securities in
consequence are tottering.
Tne volume of tho currency actually
circulating or at work can be controll
ed by tho government, contraction
(through hoarding) and a fall In prices
prevented, all money that, is needed to
keep everybody a work supplied and the
present Interest on money and capital
be saved to tho workers, bo kept in
their hands so that -their demand for
goods will always equal tholr supply,
the workers having sufllclent money to
furnish their own constant market, a'l
this can bo accomplished and panics and
periods of bunlness paralysis averted for
all time to come by showing the people
collectively to Utue all the money that
they as Individuals need, not whht an
body of men (Congress) may funcy they
need, but what each and every Indivi
dual who now borrows and gives good
security kuows ho needs or could make
economlo use of as capital If he bad only
to pv one or two por cent, charge to
cover the cot of Issue,
And how ran tt bo i!d that tt is "a
vklou principle'' for theneoid to thus
uio their van credit Instead of paying a
ShytiM-k o!u a great price, t tftey now
do, Kir the prUtltg if ulg what b
h'fl.'t to themselves singly an I relu ct
Ively? ll Is a in t r cf necessary de
ini r J simple Justice to them? slvPf,
of ths greatest pU le eronoitilv ad
vantsge a!s, for the poplj (a btt
outrol'he ts of Uxikov and alo
eo'DiM It to etrcuUtf, ta ketp moving;
and this otn only h d.-i b'ih e'b
lUhmt t't of A Jutt Una' cM ). 1, a
v!mo( govrrom,nt batiki f r st'u
d ptst, loan red eaehai gn,
Mr, Hryanv: "If a limited mount
Is Usued, and i f c ur thsamc-mtiarst
i strictly limited, and It l hutd to
the people, partiality Ut ba shown t
Its distribution, for on! a few, rela
tively tpvaVlef, caa bj aogommUUd,"
Why must the amount be limited to
less than the people seed to borrow?
Why can aot all who borrow now of
private parties, furnishing security,
borrow instead of the government?
And is tnis borrowing class only a few
in number? Is It not true that the
great majority of the people sooner or
later In life belong to the borrowing
class? And is It not true that most of
those who do not borrow now lend, or
at least have enough for themselves, or
can make no economlo use of money at
the usury (Interest) rate now asked for
it? Reduce those rates to the cost of
examining and caring for securities and
more money would be Individually call
ed for and used, but no more would be
borrowed, even at one per cent, than
the people as individuals could see an
economlo advantage in using and con
verting into capital. The rate of
interest regulates the volume of the
currency at work.
Charging usury (interest) for money
tends to periodically obstruct the circu
lation, because it regularly gathers the
money Into the bands of the usurers,
while a corresponding value of goods is
left in the markets which the people
are unable to buy, however great their
need, and so usury or interest about
every ten years causes falling prices,
business stagnation, the ruin of the
weakest of the debtor class, and people
by the million are thrown out of em
ployment. Usury or interest taking is
to tbe financial system what on ovei-
balancing centripetal force would be to
the solar system; It concentrates wealth;
It stops the motion of the circulating
medium; It takes us through successive
periods of increasing wreck and ruin.
and .with accelratlng momentum, to
ward the final crash of unendurable
slavery, violent revolution and
It is absolutely necessary that we put
a stop to all this, and soon. Individual
liberty and the continued life of the
nation require it. And there is but one
simple, direct, equitable way of preserv
ing equilibrium sal perpetual, unvary
ing movement in the financial system.
The demands formulated in the national
platform of the People's party provide
for the inauguration of such a system.
Putting their demands into their natu
ral connections or relations and logic
ally developing a complete, perfectly
guarded financial system therefrom we
have what tbe writer has previously
described in language which George C.
Ward has seen fit to quote and endorte
in his receat work, "A Better Finan
cial System or Government Banks,"
published by the Arena Publishing Co.
The three paragraphs' taken from our
November editorial, describing tbe
necessary system, with slight changes
read asfollows:
Government banks to be established
for the safe deposit of the earnings of
the people; to loan them money, also, at
cost of investigating and providing ade
quate securities and to facilitate ex
cbanges. A national currency issued
by the general government only, a full
legal tender for all debts public and
private, distributed through tho gov
ernment banks In volume to meet all
present needs, and Increasing as needs
snail increase, loans to be secured by
abundantly adequate first mortgages,
and farther secured by local' property
taxation to make good any possible loss
In each county where the loans are
Under this financial system all money
savings would be deposited for perfect
safety In the government banks, and
when tho inflewing stream of deposits
equaled the sum ol money demands the
currency issued would be in volume just
equal to toe needs of the people. 1'be
volume would need to be increased now
and from time to time, just to keep de
posits and legitimate demands balanced.
But if during aoy part of the year lets
money Is needtd than when great crops
are being moved, it would bo deposited
in the banks, and so, withdrawn from
dictation, would not affect the pur
chasing value of the money unit cf ex
change. With this financial system In opera
tion there could be no stringency In tbe
money market, no bankers' panic to stop
tbe wheels of Industry, no lack of capi
tal to keep all at work, no net proilts
and interest Incomes takes from labor's
earnings, leaving the workers insutli
cient money to empty the markets and
leading to periodic stoppage of work
and starvation, or lowr wages. It Is
the demand and supply money system
of most advanced siaU-smam-hlp, a sys
tem which strikes a destroying blow at
tho wealtlwelzirg, caphai-concoutrat
log, man-enslavlug power of usury, that
great overshadowing curse f ail the
What we here propose, that the pec
pie lasue all the money, all that they
need for the purpose of exchange
and capital, and tha they through
their ilt ctt d and boJtd financial repre
sentatives receive deposit of those who
would accumulate their earning and
lono such dcHstu or such additional
currency a Is needed as capital, meets
with one objection which, ha w1gbt
until wo rraion under and over It, It
Is ojiM'ted that tt will place power In
the hand of the party In ((lice which
might enable It to perpetuate Unit la
We da not pt op.HKi In the above plan
mare than a sry slight, If any, lucre
la the ii um Ik r f appointed oRieials
Let the c mduolors o' the govcrnai 'Dt
hik be k-wd for a find time and
stakd sa'ary to srv the mvA at the
poopht shall direct All wcrKeg In the
nw govi-rniii. rankUj tut!nr tt
oept A (w H e' and I'ntted Htaw ol'l
olals, will 4 tlecUnt by ihelr ncdgM-a
to serve Imj artlally tholr elghbji't In
a purtilf busluess way, according to
enuuted Ml1 regarding amount of loan
and H-ourlWee which the taxpayer of
eath county and mualelfallty shall
adopt. It will thus be home rule, local
government, power decentralized, and
no injustice could occur' without com
plaint and speedy reparation if the
banking rules, to govern their action
were in any case over ridden by the
people's servants.
But this danger of political corruption
which may sink us, is not lessened or
limited by leaving the control of our
money, transportation business, mines,
or other monopolies in the bands of
private parties. These great and grow
ing monopolies now use the courts, the
statutes and the police power of gov
ernment to protect them while they go
on plundering the people of their land
and liberty. Already over half of the
American people are homeless, land
lees tenants who have no legal right)
In the country (though citizens) except
as they each month and each year pay
for a place to stay. The last census
figures show 6,509,706 families who own
no home, and a less number, or 6,000,-
456 families, who own their homes; and
29 per cent, of those who are classed as
owning their homes have those homes
under mortgage, averaging $1136 up
on each. Permit private monopolies to
continue, the money monopoly especi
ally, and in a few years we shall, the
vast majority of us, be reduced to such
poverty and dependence that there will
be no hope or possibility of Iretly and
intelligently uniting our forces at tbe
ballot box to break the plutocratic
shackles and Jift ourselves out of indus
trial slavery. The political corruption
of the present is the work of tbe great
private monopolies, the railroad corpo
rations, the banks, the trusts, the hold
ers of tbe municipal franchises, tbe
various aggregations of capital. Do
away with these sources of political
corruption, one by one, by taking the
oppressive monopolies out of private
hands, and their corrupting power in
politics and legislation will be cut off,
destroyed, not increased.
For one dollar ice will send The Wealth
Malm to ten new subscribers for ten weeks.
Governor Crounse is a very fair spec
imen of the sort who get to the top or
stay at the top. He hasn't any nice
moral scruples to hinder him. It don't
hurt him any to tread others down. He
thinks what talents God gave him to
help others are his absolutely. He is
the stuff politicians are made of, and
has bad a pull and an office in Nebraska
for twenty years. He is a professional
defender of right or wrong, of the in
nocent or the guilty, whichever hap
pens first to fee him. He has long been
forcing a fat income from labor and
calling it the earnings of capital. He
has never failed to guard carefully his
own funds, but let $2:16,000 of the state
funds slip through his hands into the
pocxets of a friend named Moaner.
He believes everything is all right,
as it should be, just because he Is at tbe
top, He hasn't a drop of sympathy for
those at society's bottom who are poor
and suffering; if they were not born
with money, or property to rent, aid
lack cunning, greed and meanness the
things which helped him they ought
to suffer; they do not deserve to rise.
He doiisn't believe that "all men are
created equal" not he! Nor "that they
are eadowtd by their Creator with cer
tain inalienable rights,among which are
life, liberty and the pursuit of happi
ness." He holds that the people who
are propertyless and cannot employ
themselves or find employment have no
right to liberty, or life, and of course
cannot be happy. He denies that they
have a God given, inalienable Inheri
tance In the earth, and a just claim on
society to preserve and provide them
a place and natural means to live.
The Governor shows out the brutality
which is needed to climb to and stay at,
tho top. It takes all manhood out of a
man to get there. If he rises politically
he is Utted by lies, by tariff talk to fool
the people, by professions of unselfish
ness interest In the common welfare, by
patriotic gush while making himself
solid with those who prey upon the
poor. Ills excelleucy has recently
shown bis brute Instincts by attack log
In the North American KjvUw the
womea of Wyoming and eltber wilfully
or with unexcuable Ignorance misrep
resenting them, in the same article hu
shtiwed the ease with wiiich he can
prevaricate, by the stateroom
tnat Llucola contains a population of
'A0UO. He thinks lying about ono'
party, city, sum and nation justifiable
ud patriotic.
Hut tho brutal unuianllnet of the
man was displayed last wovk In a way
that ditgraotd the statu which he I
tuppo4 to represent and speak for.
X ilMlflguUUd moral aad political
Waehcr, known throughout the wjrl.l,
4 man of tue most exalted character
and rauklug In lateilect with the few
givaust ma that have ever live J, was
invtud by our hourvd chancellor ol
Uio bta'v University to dsiUer tha
Coii-muiccinjul day oiition. TftnChau
O.llur suggested t'f, llvirro:)' subj ci,
ThaChrUtUa Mile, or A New pi-lit.
cat VUlon," aad be aocepW:d to luvi
Utiott to speak upon li niUi lhts
press. d condition that he should hav
a free platform, Th l'han...r in
iiihluctd linn upon such a platfvrui, uV
clarlng It U b fe. lie wa the guest
i! t'.e slato. tie ike a-almt th
vetll lawUa aad rvsuilaat
lyranoy, slavery aad anarchy of
fishnees, and for the eternal law and
government of God as manifested in
Christ He proclaimed Christ the
Savior of the state. He preached tbe
whole gospel of love and law. It was
necessary fer him to show that tbe
state (nation) needed saving; that the
stronger forces of unrestrained Individ-
uallsm are gathering up and taking
from the many the natural resource,,
the very foundatiens of liberty; that
they are making use of the legislative
and judicial arms of the government to
plunder and enslave our people; that
the government is thus bermlnc a
tyranny and human enactment a teacher
of lawlessness and atheism, thn ac
cepted law of the business world, com
petition, individual selfishness, has be
come the controlling Lrce in politics,
runs politics, and through party cpoli-
tics tne machinery of the rovemmnt-
and having thus got the control of the
government we have lost the substance
while retaining the form of democracv.
It was to save the nation that Professor
Herron faithfully declared the truth.
It was to secure to all their inalienable
rights that he spoke for the poor and
the oppressed. It was to avert violence
that he proclaimed the law and govern
ment of God and warned the people
that we must bring forth the fruits of
political repentance.
He spoke as Curist would have him,
speak. But on the platform was a well-f-d,
well-served, well satisfied mii
Badducee. This man a&
Christ could be raised from the dead ir '
politics and government. Moreove I
he didn't want him raised. He eo"
unenav 'and f a ,, ..
J ""uui nuu jjibu au X
A.n. .... . ., .
u,ou BuKKesuon oi u. He wcu
tSavvA m js m .
a guru oi soldiers su
round the tomb and prevent It. TT
wanted the citizens and soldlera how
him to recognize no higher law than!
me win or the majority. He declared
we have no king but party, no law ,fn
Americans, but the decrees of the sua
cessful politicians, the men who can
best serve the landlords, the
lords and the great corporations. The
governor was as keen and far-seeing as
tbe Sadducees of old. Ha saw that
Christ faithfully preached as the rlht,
iui political ruler and lawe-iver would
bring about a real democracv. Ale,
didn't want it. He wouldn't hav nn'V
such "turning the world upside down."
i nereiore, by the authority in him vest
ed to commission officers of the state
guard, he threw courtesy to the winds
and brutally, vulgarly, viciously at
tacked the man whom the state through
us educational representative had in
vited to speak, and speak freely. He
sneerlngly suggested that tbe Inability
oi tne speaker to agree with himself,
was owing to Indigestion, and he felt
'called upon to repudiate much that
he (Dr. Herron) said as unwarranted
In fact." that under our laws the avenues
of success are open to all "and the
most worthy succeed." Continuing
he adroitly and venomously associated
the personality and teaching of the
orator of the day with that of Herr
Most, the violent anarchist who in
veighs agatnst all law, well knowing
that his infamous misrepresentation
would be telegraphed and published
Christ wa3 charged at His trial with
the crime of "perverting the nation,
and forbidding to give tribute to Cfesar,"
and making himsflif a king. They also
declared of Him whose servants necer
fight) that "He stirreth up the people."
All this means, translated Into the
terms of today, that Christ was disturb
ing the fellows on top, and they got rid'
of Him for a brief period by calling
Him, and crucifying Him a?, an anar
chist "It Is enough for tho disciple
that he be as his master, and the ser
vant as his lord. If they have called
the master of the housa B?el.bub, how
much much mire (shall they call them
of his household."
Alliance Manual Xot?s la a little
pamphlet of 64 pages prepared cy S'ata
Lecturer John II Towers. The Manu
al questions consist of 12 on tbe subject
of Wealth, 12 on the subject of Money,
10 on the question of Transportation,
21 on the subject of Government, aad 9
on tbe Publlu Schools,
Tho subject treated are of tho great
est Importance, and we cannot too
highly rvcommoid tho treatment which
Urother l'owur has given them. The
ttucsilms aud answer form aa educa
tion to themselves which Is of more
real value than the great majority ob
tuln In a college course, Mr Power
hat given the subjwt treated much
study and his answer are lucid, con
vincing, brief. All AliUucc will find
thtse not; of Mr. Towers a valuablo
help la tho study of ttiu Manual ques
tions, and tho lo pi lco of tun com
copy rnaVU tho poorest people to pur
'ha tt, Ordreaa be sent to this
011 oo.
Tnn Uttouie eorivptdent tf tha
( nalut He u t' oni of our supreme
judvasayingthatrio( Herron U'tha
tu io'h'h U uifaf ho ever cam
tihUe!ty.' There, ltt ht of the
rpeat bJ trod on and tha nisJlf nlty of
thadvvtl In this. Anvrr.ut, Indisd'
th tnaa who dcttousotd anaeby, tut
ne'cty il struggling, ortU-nuing I a
divldudUm! IHtf tusii ha dvelarvd
Christ oar head, our lawgiver, and his
Uw th la whU-a must unit Individu
al and Btlm! If ihl I advocating
ahrvuy Umo was Christ as anarchist.