The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, July 12, 1894, Image 1

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    enlng between now and
o'l independent state
u aucoreuing cuiumns will
pullets of the ii' to pro
r the ticket of 'M. and for
ator, and to show reason for
nc. w-e snau not nave
it more than names and brief
fjoice maae, Deceu-w we wihu
reat many. Lit no m an b
ladidates seem to be leading
fieni cannot conscientiously sup
cans let ua know why they are
Ejected lo. But let us respect one
sws, avrld anything- tending to
it It benusKlble without sacrifice
i, and bear willingly those who dif
"In a multitude of counaelora
ity." Bnt with munv to hear from
ix brief .Editor Wkalth Makers.
Wants Jobnaton for Gov-
ilveb Creek, June 23, 1894.
ealth Makers:
to say that I am personally se
ll with, Hon. Barney Johnson of
county, bare known him for
lived by him, worked with
a voted with him. Will say. I
him to be a true Independent
jest in principle. Would like to
nominated for governor of the
'ate of Nebraska I would -con-he
were elected that my inter-
aid be safe so far ss governor
iserued. He is a People' party
ad capablo of knowing: the needs
Nebraska laboring- man.
Yours Resp'y,
Wesley Bennett.
era, Poynter and Otbera.
( Gahdy, Neb., June 18, 1894.
Wealth Makibs:
with pleasure, through the col-
BWir.Ar.Tir 11 Aire DC tka I
tent tne name or thax rana old
veteran, J. H. Powers, for Vovernor.
This part of the country is a Unit for
Powers to be first on the PopulistVficket.
We are all burned up here, bnt tljds is
our ticket just the same.
For lieutenant governor, W. A. Poyn
ter; treasurer, Ben. Valentine Horn;
for auditor, Hon. J. N. Gafflu; for U. S.
s3nator, judge Holcomb; Hon. O. M,
.nxui must ue ais own successor, ir we
v - - - -
mm it tee
ly in the
out here,
W. A. M.
Wise Worda.
''with interest the var
i made of late in respect
f " " WlUAUg BUM)
.60 the views of many in
ion with the Democrats,
.of the oldest members of the
uvurQvement in the state, I crave
x1ace in your good paper to add mv
. .1 Af ffflA lrn Inn n . r. .
lace in s
Seriously. I must differ with
aanyol c
our men, notwithstanding I
.must recoi
recognize that all ara antu&toA
j by honest motives which I claim for
unyself . I am opposed to fusion e vea on
Wad-supervisors. I am opposed to a
recognition of any who happen to say
Shat they think as we do, but stay away
Vom us. No compromise with the
nemy; no quarter; no dishonest policy
t. mporai7 coes; no step
Sr: dle of tbe road."
KJ ol Nebraska is strongC;
)a tu
1 Inherent strength
Miebestof them) of Its
Vis expeckd by fusion
Vs J
Democrats, In the north the D mocrats
fuse, or want to, with the Populists to
defeat the Republicans, while again the
combl nation getn into their proper
sphere by a union of Democrats and
Republicans to defeat the Populists.
In the confusion and chaos each party
needs a big brand to identify it. the
masses keep divided and the banks
and railroads go on skinning the miss
es, ir the principles of the Populists
are good stay by them, if only half-good
amend them, but remain with them
under defeat as well as in victory. By
sucn a course alone can our people win,
JNow one word as to the state ticket
Up here in the northwest in the thlnae st
settled spot of the state we have but
little to say. Our delegations are gen
erally small, although we usually carry
every county as well as electing tee
state senator and the congressman.
Populists here have the lsrgest ratio of
votes of any spot in the state. But with
all this our voice outs buta small figure
in the conventions notwithstanding we
go solidly together. The other parties
of the state most generally place a nom
ination In this locality which goes far
towards our defeat every time. So we
oi the northwest have no choice for the
state ticket since we have no means to
enforce one. But allow a suggestion
given in sincerity. Don't give us any
more lawyers or banker, In spite of the
fact that we have quite a sprinkling of
them in our ranks up here. No doubt
that class are good as any other, but
prejudice runs high against them on
account of former experiences and they
will be hard to elect.
Realizing that I may. rob tome other
or space I close, hoping that our friends
flu "keep off the grass.' -
Fraternally,' 1
Robert Wilbebt.
Chairman 51st P. I. P, district, Neb.
A Voice From Holt.
Ewino, Neb., Juty 2. 1894.
Vjtfitor Wealth Makers: ,
leaving seen nothing from Holt
CounXv, in The Wealth Makers, I
take thfi liberty of presuming on your
gJvaluabJtflBBe forjiipyji mr
" uuusnuuiu mi, hum puneioa
which we live did not
e iato exist-
em it did not happen, iri
which gov-
rder that it
should exist and move in
,A ll
ts orbit and
succeed as a world, itmu
govern it The oentrepe
have a law to
1 and Ccntri-
fugal forces must act, th
aw of attrac-
tlon must lose none of its
Just the same order mu
be observed
if we would succeed in th
wbich we haye so grandlylcommenced
Have we a clear conception of the work
to oe done, of its magnitude, of the J
means to be used to accomplish the
desired end? If we wish to obtain a
knowledge of astronomy we do not con
sult a miner who lives mostly under
ground. Problems in higher mathe
matics are not solved by those who do
not know the multiplication table. It
is no less visionary for the farmer to
expect relief, or the solving of the
problem which is now confronting the
commonwealth of Nebraska by nomin
sting at the coming conventions lawye rs
and bankers to make our laws. (While
w are aware that there are honest
men engaged In the profession of law,
as, for Instance, W. V.Allen. Yet
with sixty-five in the senate and 245 lo
he house, we draw the line. It is
high time that a different class of men
were at the helm of the old craft If we
want this republic to weather the
storm and make much more history as
ailtyublla.) How long Is it going to
take the people to see that like attracts
like, that the banker finds hi affinity la
nallhtrcet. la ulng every oppor
tutty to favor the diabolical stogie
stacdard gold-bug pMtcj he is obey
Ing a law as flsed as that of the uni
verse. The Ug Ulattoa vt the past
thirty years ought to bseuough la eon
Vidk'tt the most skeutioal that th
'louch Ihet have biB u.ln at U'uk
f U?n aa J the state Icr Ulatur, out
tlau. thtt it dua't da the work, tUl
wont scour. ;,ow Ism aware ttat
Jurtli bslsg maie to nuttsat
mooraU for C"Br.e in some dls-
I ' aorry the dlsUlct is
rk thai aam'i tvn m.J io.i
oy tltuUr and mKU aauaed
that have kaowa shtr ih
for ars, and that hr fillowd
upa lon all tnoir U tbe
t'y t Adam, aelura'a own
A a
1, nooo to tbe roro Umk
'a. a .a 1
taetcor lasftry
LINCOLN, NEB. , THURSDAY, JULYl2, 1891 , v ,?n fi
district in Nebraska. Men who are not
only honest, but have the ability and
re aoie to meet the Demo republican
ownt in any way shape or manner.
Everything taken into consideration
a uaran,ls the strongest
msowneadthe ticket. Wolfe would
make an excellent man to wield the
gavel in the Senate. The timber is
well seasoned and abundant tnr
State and Congressional offices. For
the Third District, Ex-State Lecturer
Falrchilds; for the big Slxtb.O.M Kem
I am tresspassing on your space. Above
an let taere bs no fusion. Yours for the
success of the principles of the Omaha
Smith, of Holt.
Two Things Neuesaary for Succae.
Lincoln, Neb., July 4. 1894.
Editor Wealth Makebs:
In order to obtain and hold the con
fidenceof the people, two things are
necessary for the Populist party of Ne
braska to do, viz: First look to the
people as the true source of inspiration
and not to the men it has elected to
office. Such men are always an unsafe
guide for any reform party to tie to.
They, being well provided for, are too
apt to beconve imbued with the idea
that all are in the same boat. Had the
Republican and Democratic parties
taken their inspiration from the rank
and file of their organizations instead
of from such men as Harrison, Sherman.
Cleveland and Voorhees, the Populist
party would never have had an exist
ence. in the past the people of this
country have been too proud to make
gods of those who did simply what they
were elected to do, and too apt to
apologise for the misdeeds or mistake
of their officials.
That is one of the chief reasons why
the country is in the deplorable condi
tion it la today. Had each and every
offise holder been held to a strict ac
countability for every one of his official
acts by his party associates, strikes,
riots, and almost civil war would not be
abroad in the land today.
Senator A,llen hsi dnw many mrj
things for the people since taking his
seat in the U. S. senate nearly one year
ago; but no more than any honest man
would have tried to do. He has In the
main attempted to carry out the pledges
of the party who lifted him into promt
nence, simply done his duty: hence is
entitled to no worship and I presume
does not expect it. On the contrary, if
correctly reported in the congressional
record of June 22, he it deserving of
censure or at least criticism, for the
position taken by hi n June 21, in the
discussion with Senator Hill on the
f socialistic question. In that speech he
does not represent the true Popu 1st
sentiment of today, for if there be any
thing our party stands for, it la govern
ment ownenhio as well as control of the
railroad, telegraph and telephone lines,
also the establishment of government
postal savings banks. He denied that
the Populists were in sympathy with
the socialist on any question, save the
Income tax; yet all the above are social
ist in tttrif respect.
Senator Alien has been too long absent '
from his constituent and should return
to them for inspiration. Should he dc
so he will soon be satisfied that Nebras
ka contains at least 75.000 socialist.
In the second place the Populist party
In order to secure and hold the coufl
dence of the people, must quit lllrtl i
th Madaat Democracy and lnUai
keep its platform abreast of the tin:t.
The Omaha platform when adopwd
two years ago today was consider t a
my radical dueumtnt; but la the 1 gat
of sutwequtmt events, it has become a
very coosurrative one. in order
drew the laboring vow. i n. XZTV," ILZZV.
inJ aim ltmn..;ililin I..
. " . .
. ould declare lor g ament wo f(r ;
tne uaempioytsa ana tne iniuail e ft
To secure the teuiperaaee vpt of th
state a plank In Uvor of ttau tit.H
and t)aersbtp ot the liquor irfu
should be Incorporated In that i t.' r s
We are confident tbe two f . ,Ui
plabks would l ung tbousatda ! 1
to the PopulUt party l Nbraika, Iks
Ki Hitl, Tnat It 1 mora v 1 iui
fur tbe gvrnu'i u hsunt w J i (
it e mu
I'inuaiiy ta ju
......... . . - - t. .-.............. . tj
ibild () 4 ftiaaca tu obialn a v''n
at aducat 0 . aad sluoa tu t aAr )
.oUrtU n tut 1110 u u ft 1 jt , mi it
guverttiutin', tbri furt w H ti,a, (,
s tbe duty w our natl tnal ttitiu.
tires K pm scn taws voa Kbf
change the constitution of the U. S ) as
vvaiw u oongatofy on the part of tbe
federal government! to furnish work for
tne unemployed.
we regard the ssHoon, as conducted
at present, as a political evil, used by
monopolies to debalioh the people, and
"cueviDlf mat moS slnmnnt nf nrlratA
gain is responsible for a majority of the
evils of the liquor,
corrupting eleotid
tramc, especially .11
ns and the adminls
irationof munlcl
al affairs, therefore
we aeciare oure'J
Ives opposed to the
present hljrh-llc
nse system in this
state, and demac
1 tbe substitution
w control v
d ownership of ssld
itnvlnntlno hatrnrnirna
traffic; that all f
jurnianea oy sr. b state to individuals
t i.L-j l ..71 . 7. ' " .
. 1
snail be In orisri hal nacktkea at aotual
cost tnrougb iW Ipaid agents, whose sal
anes snail in nf I wise be governed by
the Quantity so' U. and that ha
uau 00 eswDJt inea in any town, ward
or precinct uMless a majority of the
Nff "aid I town, ward or precinct
' iwr w 1 esiaDiunment 01 saia
agency. I
Wltbi these idded to our demands for
and, t fans no lation and finance reform
we can Vweeplhe state in the coming
November elf ic$!on. v
Yours' Juntil the fisht is won.
ana una ret land the Labor Problem
ct land tin
The folU)Wlnir eeriion on i'The
Church and ( the Labor Questlpn" was
recently delf red by Rsv. Dr. Chapin,
pastor of it ho UniversaUst church of
Llncok. nr. Chapin was on tbe plat
form C Jmmgciiomant Day, pronounced
n oeneaicrtioD, and ras in the most
perfect synfl oath wUi Professor Her-
ron's t'Mhll,)! iathe address which has
been rifnl wicft wiia celebrity. Edi
t 8t. Matfl I, in Ttcm that time Jesus
pagan to ri -aeon aj to say, repent, for
tne Kiyiamm t l heaven is at hand.
In thesfft words we hays the keynote
or trie mrl.rvelloug gospel proclaimed by
jesui a gesr ol whioh has only deep
ened Its Diold upon man with the pass
ing of tjie lentuties. In the fewest
words jf osiMe Is announced the pres
ence of fvner social order the king
dom of lieaven among men. The man
ner of"; latrancfl Into this kingdom la
also s
here; in other words, per
ity and heIjBw,.
' You'ttnolidehat two of the great-'
est subf As known to man are here
brongil fiito the closest contact with
ea:h oLfcr, the one is Individualism and
the socialism; The appeal is dl
rectet to the Individual, and he is told
what ae must be in order to have a part
In th larger, the social life of humanity
Tnerjfcan ba no doubt that such t
teacufcrs Jesus was yl'ally interested
in the body of mankind. He was intent
on t aofciog and demonstrating through
his iff 'hose laws which would bind
mei tc ather. He wanted to see hu-
iaa J tj tnt".a one. Nothing Is clearer
th mi f at ha believed, nay, that he saw,
that l individual Interests could be
mtrgf l into the interest of the whole.
Ee kw more than this and the
o;het man, woman and child as separate
l!nc 1. H law them in their rt Ution-
ihip w on another in the unity or
trot lerhood which was to be the mani
festation of their real salvation and
power. Wby should he speak so con-
:ai tfy or the kingdom oi God and urge
lis followers to pray that It might come
an arth oven as it is In heaven if he
m not fcilleve in this klogdom? If we
V to be ooDslsUmt with fact at all we
m ist say that Jesus believed In end
taught a perfected social state. He be
hld man not la endless warfare with
ntao; bat united In industrial, peaceful
lad beneficent service. However dl
tided men might then be, the time
wouUtoome when they would reooeaixa
i oe God, oee law, and one 'far off dl-
via event." This may bs an exceei
i"f!f ttold prediction, hut there co be
( ftodeuht lh&t It W... 1 ,
. '
"Worn wr sever more clearly reMr.
arety! wi r,3
4 Ms as tbe greatest of teavhera bt.
ftl aoaa has ever spukea with a
m er pruphetlo insight,
. iJt are there any indications that
tils larger and truer social state is at
B tea? lias aay progress been made la it seems lo tne, that
trtl prtts bat ba aad is now be-
iBrf U. iVrbape to time has v
.... ... 1 ... 1 . 1 1 ... ..
mh lailstUi chmigva than our own. Who
aa d.iu't lU old ordr of thiegs
Is Irvatlag up and that w ar rai luiy
pt,iaf dto a w stai What Is the
pfanlng bf Uta aoo at unrtitt all 1
mm m tnmf rntfff yi) ail
at (uiamng U lu We rcay trtbuto
4 l .'iiirkk w- a .... . .....
it to the perversity, the total depravity
of human nature if we choose, and let
the matter rest there.
But this is not what the true students
of the world's affairs, those who are
moit alive to the welfare of humanity
aredoing. They are giving It their
most careful and painstaking attention.
They are studying it as any other event
under the providence of God ought to
be studied, and are making known the
great good which must result to all
men through it.
A profounder wisdom and peace are
to come out of the soolsl Unrest and
agitation of the hour. If there is
greater division now, It is only that it
may lead to greater unification in the
near future. It- is the disintegration
and decay of old error that new life
may spring up.
I shall attempt to call your attention
to only one phase of the social move-
ment this morning. Let this be the
labor problem and what should be the
attitude of tbe church toward it?
Briefly stated, the labor problem is
tbe attempt on tbe part of the laboring
people to better their condition. I
know it is thought by many that they
ought to be content with the treatment
they now receive. Attempts have been
made in various quarters to show that
as a class laboring people were never
batter paid for their services than thay
are at tne present time. But even
granting this to be true, should this
stand In the way of these peoili's striv
ing for a better social state? Who is
to say that this And the other class or
that this and the other individual
must be content to the extent that they courage and even to stxap oat d cr
wiU not desire or strive for more than Cnledi litor it Lxs cU tztj.
they have? If the world wre thoroo-h-
y possessed i of such a spirit wC's
would lu progress, bef It Is one of the
most cheering signs of the times that
the spirit of independence is now per- more to. the good will of nuatl:!.
meatlng the whole of society, and that I They haye had such prejudice end
injustice and subserviency and lnequal-
ity are being rebuked every where.
his labor question is being regarded
to too great an extent as st thing of
alflllaci Mdjieata. It seems diffl -
ult for some to rise to the Mnceptrittt'r,tnwwBttcte
that because a man labors with bis
htnrii kit i IdaMlnn a min an on.
titled to demand the respectful treat
ment and just regard of any other man.
No mistake could be greater than the
assumption that what the laborer
chiefly des?rves is better pay. What
he wants and Insists on havinar is more
humane treatment, and if this treatment
includes better pay then he demands
that. But above everything else does
he protest against the too prevallent
idea that he is another's tool or ohattel
ployed to work for him.
-"J mw vuwuwff kV UV Viu-
Let us see to what an extent this idea
prevails and whether tbe laborer Is not
pei t m'j justified In taking up arms
against it. In fact, whether he would
be a man at all If he did not do it I
Dj we not find on looking into our
own lives a tendency to belittle labor
and to treat the laborer as something
less than humane? This may be an in-
herlted tendenoy. It mav have coma
down from feudal times, or from Umes
even more remote and primitive than
this. But, however this mav ba. f
can resist ths temptation when offered
to lord It over others. How many wr.
men are there who employ help la their
households who do by that help as they
uia like to be done bv? Would the.
tike to perf. rm the exowdlnt ly men-
ial services they rtoaire of their bain?
Would they like to be put away Is some
badly ventilated and lighted rocm 0f 1
the house? Would the l.k. k...
every day turned lotos J ay of drudgery,
ana nus vo oe aeprlf d of ail social, I
intellectual, and rellrlous nWtllaei
Would they Ilka to have the animal
pets of ths household mo.a humanl. I
treated la w rd sad act than they were
in mecivesr I
. . .
ws heatd of youeg mas ones wha
i"wk a lady friend quite Mrer-ly totak
upon coming out of a store because she
had just thank d the eletk for shawlaw
her ft piece of kkhIs she wsa am ru.J.
I') bur. Never d such i thlag sgsla
bs said. sn.t wbos ah) enaulrsd the
ra4a he rvollew. "Whv. thau( t...
butlaet, u U paid fr U" Ux I
ao do4bt that this foiatsho as s&pUna
Ion why clt iking Is u.h trjlog work
u. many. It U bnnus th$f tffuit.
wet with auch slight spjrcitUiti and
friendly regard. They ar tratvd
or Ofhj ' ttb'Jle !-
than as beings with flesh and KccJ
like ourselves. I do not wonder tlx
such people arrow diseouraffed and tktt
they evan htwim immmi .k..
who might do so much to enooura;
and stimulate them In their work ill
life do so little,
There can be no doubt that ewi
corporations have again and again stocl
in the way of the moit sacred hum-
Interests, When they have emclcvtl
I child labor,' when they have require!
more hours work than thov ahAutJ.
when the pay was lsss than it ou?hi ia
have been, they have struck a blow ntt -
at one olasa of men, ut at all men.
Thy have tended to impoverish tri
to enslave the race,
The one thing which Is doing meet to
put an end to this old dispensation, txi
to place the laborer back in the) wty cf
self improvement; to make him tb cat
feet creature physically,, intellectually,
and morally it was intended he should
be; is organization. This has by no
means been an easy task. It wouLi.
I seem almost to be self-evident troth
that the laborer had tbe right to or-
gaalz?, and yet he has mot wl h cc&4
tant opposition since he began thu
moement. it was only two or tire
years ago that I asked an employes cf
" Western Union Telegraph Coaczry
wny tne operators did not organize f;r
mutual protection and lmproveeust.
Why," she said, "il the company to!
the least susploloo that we intends!
doing any tking like that they woulj
dismiss us immedlately.', But in sr'.ts
of the vigorous measares which tsra
I been adopted in certain quartsrs to
inUal progress in tie put Uv rtrj,
thlsk we may truthfsiJy tzr tLU
tneaa ornizationa have ooeexdai ta
I oommendlry , themselves mare tz l
Uttie hostility to live down. Tkrr
I "T themselves made great mis takes
which haye retarded their progress. 11
could not be expected, howeyer, tilt
1 orrora would be, entirely avoided in st
I "ve been those who were disposed to
I eaUralV GOndamn lahnr ni-MnltlnBa
because they did make mistakes. But
if such condemnation were made th
universal rule who coald stand?
Such a conservative writer as Profea-
sor Ely In speaking of the labor move-
ment 10 UiU country has these appre-
1 01u,ren(1 PrPhetlc words to say la
lt hehalf: "It Is the symtematie. or-
I snlI struggle of ths masses to attsia
Pr"J more leUure and larger
onUc resources; but that is by no metes
1 4.11a beo&tlM tha nA AnA nnmrtai . M
I ' g-"svwww wa sauata y
u ploher J'Mtoi'ce for the toilers, aJ
that wlth respect to mind, soul, ani
Hlf oonsolous though it may be,
I tne labor ionient Is a force pushie;
00 towards tbe attainment of humanity;
In other words, the ond of th growth
of nu"Kf, namely, the f uil and ar-
B0Bloa oelopment in each indlvli-
a ot u unan; faculties of working.
Perceiving, xnowing, loving the ds
"lopment, in short, of Whatever eaca-
DU1"M o food there may be In us,"
B'cadly speaking labor orgaalsatloas
W mn powerful factor today la Ua
,nteilK!'uJ and moral education of tha
ffrtat masses of mankind. They ara
"ltt "" utelds of tha
Cn,uUMl church making for the pre-
" wsMa wi numaa orour
.aooa' 1 ro,8aMP EII No '
unl0M hvs largs llbrarlea
,lected wUa h t- psiss as4
0 in we ears tbey tx-
bhaU of their own members
duriB th times of slckneu aad deaths
' "4r w lasuraooa ana
0li i-osBctal rvllet lo Umes of distress
aa l0,J tolwh l prsctloal
h'nsToleace. And It is a well kaowa
l"tmPrane is ao wseta
""' Tiguruuai) rooaemaei toast ta
i.i. .., .. .. ....
"ltws. ewwst they ra
" ttd ,u J B" of ti
morUl ' u PrM maktsg tzt
w '. Thsrs is liis
' presses U frUsdilssas ksrs.
ba ''P1 iforuue, honeet rerr4 it
mM mM wl,,ch u kr'J
uI saccuraglog to
what ahould N tbo attltuds f
lu hurvh towards such Hats sj
K" M h4svrtt'.r-f
Frai w aaa bs sax us ;-"
uos ani, wnat is ths atu.'.j tf t' i
fhurvli Uwanl hta )aKr rr.' 7