The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, June 28, 1894, Image 1
" ' " ' - ................ , . .... ',Ls i V0L-VI . LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAyTJUNE 28, 1894. - NaT lln tha time lntervealnsr between now and the date ot the People's Independent State Convention this and succeeding columns will be oran to the Populists of the state to pro pose candidates for the ticket of '94. and for United States Senator, and to show reason tor individual prererences. we snail not nave oacefor anything more than names and brief rtoni for the choice made, became we wlxh la bear from a great many. Let ko mam bk SBSBB PROPOSED FOB OPFIOB WBOSICH AKCTr,K AS WILL AS INTELLECTUAL QUALIFICATIONS THI WRIT1B WILL NOT PBBSOSALLT VOUCH sroa. If any caadidates seem to be leading -whom our readers cannot conscientiously sup port, by all means let us know why they are 'Strenuously objected to. But let us respect one another's views, avoid anything tending to disharmony If it be possible without sacrifice of principles, and hear willing;? tboae who dif fer with us. "In a multitude of counselors there Is safety." But with many to hear from acn must be brief. Editor Wealth Makbbs. Ibt) Choice of a Clodhopper. . Shickley, Neb. Editor Wealth Makers: My choice for governor U JN. Gaf--fin of Saunders county; for lieutenant governor, W. A. Poynter of Boone; for congressman Fourth district, Hon. Richard Dobson of Fillmore county. If Mr. Dbson is nominated r by tho convention he will be elected. Yours for justice, Clodhopper. C. H. Mreban'a Choice of Men. S'Qvebtow, Ne', June 6tb, 1894. 'F.dltnr Ws!AT.fH MiK KRS! s' We as Independents are alive and in the middle of the road in this county (Dawson). All personal ambition should ba laid aside in the comiog cam paign and each one work for the good of the people and the success of the party. While we have dozens of hon est Independents capable of filling the offices we should be careful to nominate men who are known all ovr the state 44 much as possible for their honesty id Integrity as Independents and ability to fill the cffice. One such man Is honest John Powers, who was cheated out of the governorship once, who either as governor or state treasurer would be In the right place. For lieuten ant governor, the Hon. J. H. Darner, who as state senator proved his ability as a leader. As congressman for. the tith district, the Hon. O. M. Kern has proven himself both honest and capable, and that is the kind of men we want. i Ive honor where honor Is due, and send him back. For U. S. Senator to help Allen i stir up the animals, I would suggest the name of W. L. Jreene of Kearney. - Yours for success, . , C. H. MlEHAN. A Thayer Co. Man's Choice. Gilead, Neb., June 11, 1894. ffidltor Wealth Makers: v I am very much pleased with the "Let us exchange views" department in our paper. Our party is founded on the grand principle that the people should control the nominations and - -elections, and not the political bosses. My choice is as follows: Governor, Mayor Weir of Lincoln; lieutenant governor, J. N. Gaffia of Saunders Co ; treasurer. Honest John Powers of liitchcock county; secretary of state, J. H. Darner of Dawson county; attorney . general, J. W. Edgerton, "Our Joe," of Hastings; commissioner of public lands and building!-, O. Hull of Harlan county; auditor, D. Clem Oeaver of Omaha; congressman from 5th district, W. H. Barnes of Falrbu.-j, Jt fferoon county; and for TJ. S. Senator, W. J. Bryan of Lincoln. My reasons for choosing this ticket ere, the men are all honest, true, capa ble anl vtry well distributed over the We Deed strength from the two prln. clple cities, ai d who can give us more 7 Irene th from the capltol than Mayor W etrr And who can carry more votes in Omaha than our chairman? Clem W rmmhlii of fHllno thit .f11, nf .! li.. (l-r A popular among the laboring classes h ' ofomaha, therefore should be nomlna- j( ted, Honest John Powers and "Oar 'l Jo" need no Introduction to the people. A Hon. J. N. Gatta is just the parlamen , tarlan to take the place of the "lilue shlrted ' polittoaln. V. UBarnf s is not widely known t would be an honest capable man tn Veseat the lib district In eangres. .Us is the man who on one d y donated J I KJ U h cast U survl vX.ractl to the building of a chureh aad oo the donaud to help feed Deaaat's log unemployed laborers, thus noticing the principles of true Chris f t"' ruman would stand up Y qvoingij rur me ngnia w tte fakers in con iress. ir,. 'Yours f;- he i cause. Good Ideas from a Worker. Wakefield, June 11, 1S94. Editor Wealth Makerm Your paper is the friend ef the poor, and it is right for them to voice their sentiments In its columns. They have oeen denied that great privilege so long by the subsidized press that they hardly realize the value of telling their story. Only one side has been told, as it would not be healthy for monopoly to tell both. There would be too much of a contrast. t I hear nothing but praise for The Wealth Makers and think it is the duty of every Populist to take it. We expect to make it hot for the two old plunder hunters this fall. They beat us last fall by a combine and trade, but they cannot do that always. We crowded them so close that they had to show their hand. Honest people are slow to see that plunder alone is what tbey are after, but they are waking up at last. We have them killed, now we are extendigg the invitation to all honest voters to turn out and help roll them in the grave they have been dig ging for themselves, and enjoy the funeral with us. We Dixon county folks are talking a team brigade to the state ooavention. Webellevdif evtry oounty in the state will send a delega tion over land and hold meetings on the road as they go and come that victory is sure, ; We believe it is the duty of every reformer to convert all the voters he can. If every Populist would take the responsibility of converting just one, you see it would double our vote dbe work weU. done. 'We are talk ing about the state now. Pick your man and go to work; but be cautious, do not let him know what you are at; let bint think if possible that he is do ing it himself; give him time to think between lessons. Men must be dealt with differently. So each vurker must be' his own judge as to means. But re member, principles above all other things. We believe that the offence is as great to leave undone the things we ought to do, as to do what .we ought not. How can we be conscience clear when we hae neglected our duty? The one who neglec's his or her duty te the poor is the tool of the oppressors, and is alike guilty. We can sie that the oppressors should be condemned, but some will not admit that It was by ig norance and carlessness on their part that they got the legal machinery of oppression. As we have allowed it to be done, it depends on iis.to see that it is undone. , No fusion for us; It' can not be done without the loss of principle. D. W. Warner No Fusion For Him. We cannot see the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties. Yet some people can be found in our ranks who think It would he best to fuse with one wing of the great political carbuncle, the Wall Street gang. It always seemed to me that fusion was an acknowledgement of weakness, and further that we would say thereby that in as muoh as that large political carbuncle that is owned an I controlled by Wall Street : whose fcadlng pimps are Saerman and Cleveland is just the brand of people we want to join. Again and again I say Nu"! No!!! we want ko fusion direct or indirect. Let us put men In Iho field as leidors of our party who are above roprosch and who are known to be tried and true in our cause, men who have stepped out from old party afflllttlons before an olTlce was tndred them. It has often been stld that If any man comes into our ranks honestly believing that our prln ctplet aro true and thai tbev represent the Interest of the whole people he will not go back to hU (to called) first love la two years (or ever), but if he comes into our ranks bt cause he ices a chance to get an office he 1 liable to betray any ana au trusti that may bt reposed la him. Let us make up our state ticket from such men as G.tlla cf Saunders, Pale of Phelps, Stewart of Sioux, Hull of Harlao, Powers of Hitchcock, Uustin of Buffalo, Porter of Merrlok, Kent of Lancaster, Hyatt ot Custer, (iasklll of Douglas, Burr ms of (.age, Edgvrton of Hall, Wolfe of Laucaster, and there are at least a thousand others la our rants who are tried and true. Hence U 1 easily to ba seen that we need not go out of our ranks to get good strung timber to fill aoy place on the stale Mckst Ooce more I say let us keep la peopie on toe true principles of gov eminent honestly administered, of, by and for the people, instead of of, by and for the corporations. J. Y. M. SWIOART. Mayor Weir Replies. Lincoln, Neb., June 23, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: . In reply to the eff sion from Mr. Le Fevre I wish merely to say that I went to the conference at Hastings in re sponse to an Invitation from the state central committee which requested me to.be present and address the conven tion. Hence I do not feel that I was an intruder or an Interloper there. The convention unanimously requested me to preside over their deliberations which I did. So that the members of the convention made no objections to my presence. I had prepared an ad- drees as requested by the central com mitteeand Mr. Le Fevre shows his animus and the extent of his informa tion and the reliability of his utter ances when he says that I "delivered fie address" and gives the comments of those who heard it. That it was "noth iig in a great many words" and that it 'lacked the true Populist ring." The facts are that I made no address of any kind or character whatever. There fore whether it was "nothing in a great many words or not" and whether it bad licked the "true Populist ring or not, neither Mr. Le Fevre or any other man on earth can tell for no one on this mundane sphere has heard it either at Hastings or elsewhere. Such state ments as Mb shosvclearly tke animus of the attacks upon me and most of them are worthy of no more attention than this one. Very truly. A. H. Weir. While The Wealth Makers has taxen no part in the little differences that have gradually grown between two of our most worthy friends; and while one article has brought on another which it seemed unfair and almost im possible to shut out, until it has almost reached a point, of at least sarcas'le personalities; it is sincerely hoped that our friends will not consider it neces s ry to proceed further. Acting Editor Wealth Makers j . He Is Mnch Pleased. . Steele City, Neb., June 23 Editor Wealth Makers: Words cannot express the pleasure it gave me to read Professor Herron's oration. Say, who Is Governor Crjunse? Is he the man that attended tie world's fair and rode in procession b jf ore the eyes ot the world with faro dealers, gamblers, pony rustlers, asso ciates of prostitutes and disreputable? If he is the man who Insulted Prof. Herron; why you have heard of being kicked by a long eared animal haven't you? I wonder if the peeple of Ne braska are not tired of voting for and electing to the most 'important offlcf s the men nominated by the corpora tions and the two per cent a month bankers and liquor dealeai association Now I have read the letters In your paper proposing different men for nom inations for governor; John Powers is my choice; and Chancellor Canfleld for United States senator. With W. V Allen and Professor Canfleld in tho senate, Nebraska could point wltti pride to its representatives aud have n j fear of any odious comparisons, I want to say to Professor Herron that I am ready for the Chr's Im statt ana wui maxe au mo sajrttlce re quired, even Ufa Itudf. i 1)1 i is . cn our four horse Ideals Brit-class; kt us hear from every county . Yours lor ChrUtand humanity, Wm. H. C'nNK. Uf I nanlmoua Vote. Chicago, June 21. Ry 4 unanimous tiiing tot Me Am$tica A'aUvau I'nUn tUJgti IU dtUgnttt frtmt and tktit con ttiiututt h mi'Kirl th Pioi'lt't party can dtiatts. The convention also unani mously declared Itself la favor nf the government ownership of railroad. It Is said thM so many delegates have re ceived instructions from their constitu ents In favor of boycotting Pullman cart that the latter Is sasured.-K. Hi ate Fair. The premium lists for the Nebraska estate Fair, to be held at Lincoln Ssj- wmBer 1 to it, are out. Fur further Information nod premium UsU address thaaeUv Tfisfcs w CHRISTIANITY APPUED Professor Herron Tells Hit Btndeati How to Live and Work. EMBODY THE CHRIST 8PIHIT And Transform Society Through New Conceptions of Right and Wrong, , Love and Law Through Sacri fice and Service. J II le i.aa t Five Lecture at Grinnell. Repnd (or Tes Wealth Maksim by T. K f Continued from last week. There are some reasons why a pro founder consecration is needed today than ever before and may be needed even; more in the'near future. We live in the midst of a social order which all acknowledge is. bound to pass away, Oar judges, s ur railroad f resident, and pur financiers all see It, and in oc casional bursts of candor in unofficial capacity they confess it. The man of wealth aid business Insight laughs in his sleeve at the minister who pro claims from the pulpit that all Is well, though he pays him to proclaim it There is a universal consciousness of impending change such as has never been seen since the days of Jesus and the Apostles. Whatever virtue there may have been in an individualistic so cial order is now exhausted. The sys tems, customs, maxims, and economic principles ot the old prder cannot hold the world together muoh longer. The present condition of American society shows its exhaustion. We live on in tellectual excitement and over stimula tion, but not upon Intellectual realities. We are incapable of profound intellect ual or moral effort. We live in the midst, of a social order corrupt to its core, yet so Ignorant and blinded that it does not realize the state into which it has fallen. And yet it does feel In itr inmost consciousness the process ol disintegration which is going on and its need of regeneration. The present social order Is bound to dissolve and pass away, with what "fervent heal' no man knows. Even now we are in the midst of dis'ntegratlon. It is no refutation of this statement to point to the "progress of the church," it? mighty ecclesiastical systems or it? splendid temples of worship; for those temples and the spirit they represent are s part of the old order which must psBsaway. And when the final con flict comes these Institutions of relig ion are likely to be the last and bitterest antagonists of the new order. Nor need we expect the business situation to permanently improve, though it may rally for a season. The causes of the financial crises are not Leal (e tempor ary. Jt Is senseless to talkof over-pro duction when threc-fourtts of our pop ulf.tlon are in some d.-gre of need. Our trouble is not ov-r production, but under consumption The greed of our Industrial system' has been steadily de creasing our purchasing power ai a nation. The mlllifntlre, gaining his wealth by the sweat-shop his boon sav ing bis life only to lose it a little latoi ; he has destroyed the purchasing power of society. The Iron and steel com bines have been destroying the future construction of railroads on which they tbtnuelves depend. H trenchmerl is bound to go on so long as the present order exists. H would take Un years even of prosperity for society to re cover tho purci alcg power lost In the last twelve month. Conditions are not likely to Impror; our mtl'lt-nalres will bt glu to Invent their money In foreign Unds while at home rttrenenments will go on till at latt we may wake up sum day and Knd paralysis at the heart of the nation with no band left to restrain the men who have Wen ground d wa and oppressed. We are a fallen nation; i(Hr lhtr$iciia uutto hiifory Wtt hai a a alto to Ui tint, art that na tio and there I no hotter time to say It than tsiday when we decorate the graves of the mom who gave their lives t preaerve Ik To bs true to them we must repent as a nation, confessing our la and shaste In our slavery to mtter la Ism. I'nWss the nation does thus re pent we are a ruined people and a doomed clvltliatlon and only out of an archy aud chaos will we hive the lessaa which we may yet learn la time to save sXWwf , jiiiiliiiisWsl isai ie.ysiaawaiaaMSMasMaMssi the social problem will answer, no tlnk ering and Imposing here and there; we must have a new social spirit la order to bring about social and political righteousness. And that spirit is even now springing into being. In the midst of the social disintegration there Is growing up a new Christianity Just as truly as the primitive Christianity with its vitalizing power was growing up in the midst of the decay of Rime. There must sad will arise men believing in the pollt.csl kingship of Jesus Christ and devoting their lives to the establish- A. . 9 aw meat 01 uis Kingdom, lo tbo'young men who shall arise here and there In these days of change to witness to their faith in the Christ as a social ornanlzer will be given the keys of the new king dom and they shall become the creators of a new social order. Such an oppor tunity was never before offered to men since human history began. They must shine forth as lights in the world's darkness, watching, waiting and pray ing for the new coming o! Lord, never missing an opportunity to help it on. All this means more to you than you think now, but In the days to came you will see and understand. There are greater ends for you to be dedicated to; there is more to live for then ever be fore. To be a true witness against the wrong and for the right, yet always with a spirit of love for the supporters of the wrong, will require a greater 'alth than you know have. It will be no easy matter for you to be in the church as a witness for Christ and against the wrong of the church but only thus can you- save the- church Like the early Chrlstalns you may be looked npon as atheists and social de stroyers even while you are bringing in tne new social life, xou will have to get rid of false notions considering the exclusive possession of property. You must make property the sacrament and witness of your faith in the coming Christian society. Then their will be difficulties in relation to the consecra tion of our fathers. Many saintly meB who have tolled and sscriflced In the pat will yet have no sympathy and pa tience with new crises and new calls to sacriQoe. This Is the leaven of the Scribes and Pharisees, but still we must never forget that there are saintly men. We may have to destroy con- eerva'ism, but we must not forget to re cognize the Christian characters of the conservatives. So my call to you le to be each In his own place, members Of the great organiz ulon for righteous,-, j ness which Is even now unenhMlnir.il forming In the midst of the darkneu and confusion of the present strife. When the crash Comes, If come It must and the clouds and smoke roll away, there will be found a great array of witcefsess for God and a new and di vice world existing In the midst of the old ruin, springing no man knows whence, but marshaled and united by the spirit of God himself. And there Is where your place must be found. We are Cbaua-lng Base. Editor Wealth Makers: Having been a Populist since 1832 (for f am unable to see any difference be tween the Independent party then and the 1'opullRt tarty new), and having the interest of the party at heart, and wishing to ace it triumph over every oVaJleJand come triumphantly through the contest in which It is engaged, a the champion of tht lVjople' rights against corporations, I would like to say an encouraging word through your paper. I he Indt-pt'iident thinking peo ple or Nebraska have accomplished in the last twelve year great undrtak logs, and the result of their effort are marvelous. In 1S"2 we had about twenty member h the legislature (all ineiptirleoced which was greatly U thslr disadvantage thai ) now w have the legislature, one of the two I?, S, wnfttoiv, and one half of the congress uico. Then the old parties darvd to aomtoate whom they saw fit, and ws re able to elect them, Now they are e im pelled to put up their best tueu attd with the aid of the trusts, corporations and money power are unable to elect, and are compelled to count the Popu lists out and stuff the ballot box, In order to count their iaa la, aud then to whitewash them when thus oouated is, la order to save the parly after they have stolen all of the state Institution poor. were uneduoated, and were unable fc meet the other classes In debate or elsewhere. Now tbey are able to meet them in any chpaolty. Then It was a rare thing to see a farmer's daughter la a drawing room entertaining refined society. Now it is as common to see her there as to see aoy professional man' daughter. Thus you see that the farmers are making mighty stride Intellectually, and are able to make laws and to administer them. In the coming contest this fall, we ought to return as many of the old representa tives as pssslble, for experience will be a great advantage In the oomisg legis lature. The corporations understand this, and keep their men their for term after term. And we ought to have men that have experience to meet them, Uying aside our ambitions and prefer ences. We learn that Mr. O. Hull of Harlan oounty is spoken of in connec tion with the state treasure-ship. We second this nomination. This Is the class of men to noninate for state oflle rs, so that our laws may be honestly exe cuted, so to protect the farmers,' for agriculture is the basis of national prosperity. Good and just laws to pro tect the sgrioulturstfrom the greed and avarice of railroads, grain, live stock and provision monopolies, and trusts, is the first essential to success ful agriculture, for this Is truly an agricultural country, and is the only free country on the earth and the only true republic that was ever established among men. We have read of the re public of Greece, of Egypt, of Venice. ' sad of Eome. but there never was a republic or government other than ours that was not cursed with casts or slavery. Ia our glorious republic all of the avenues to destruction, are open to every one. There is no statlon. no position to which ail may not aspire. The poverty of the father is no hinder- ance to the sen, The nubile anhnni. are open to all. These thoughts render holy every drop of sweat that rolls down the face of honest toll. The Idea must he done away with that there la something degrading in eulti rating the soli. Happiness should be the obiect of life, and If life on the farm can be made happy, the boys and girls will grow up In love with the meadows, the stream, the woods, and the old home. Around the farm In after years will cling; and cluster-the happy memories of ' aeugouui years. Just think of the man who hasjive 4 on the tame broad fields too all bAyhood, who cultivates the l8MM MreB "P wMch In youth h piayeu, yiesstt tbs wild flowers, huts and berries, hunted the groundhog and squirrel, and chased the cows, and who lives where his father a d mother lived and died. We could immagine no better place to lire and end our life. When we look over this beautiful state ol ours, made beautiful by the hand of God assisted oy man's labor and enter prise, and see the magnlfioent herds of cattle, hogs and horses, the luxuriant grain, we think there can be no better spot on earth for the youog man and woman than Nebraska's prairie Jsnd all we need to make her the Ideal place Is just and (qultable law, honestly exe cuted, and this we must have In this nation before long. The greed and avarice of monopslies must be checked or they will stand upon the crave of A saerlean freedom. We don ot be' 1 tve that Christ died o stabll h a clvlllia- tlon which g,ve one man thrje million dol!ars.nd starves hi neighbor toderh We hope to live to see the day Ui capital will le counted suirto m labor, but will be uwd as the frulu of lator, and the two will be looked upon as father sod son. Tils will come ere long, If we do our duty as cltl t in, for It Is the duty of lite pet p! to pre serve the government so thai it will be worth llvlag and flatting for., J, l Falarge ike tiuuara. Mead, Nb., Juael, hit. Editor Wealth Makrks: Dear Sia.-We have had State Leo turer J, U. lowers with us la Saunders county for lour meeting, and they were all good. Some were so big that the houa would not haU the crowds. and we expect great good to corse from them, especially te the Alllaejrw la the oouuty, Fraternally yours. C M. l.aiAR, One Fare rut taw lUaad Trip (J1 .t-Vi.t, .1.1 i.t, ,i - ....j.