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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1894.
AT THE WET CLUB
Strikes and Injunction" as Belated to Each
THE QUESTION OF TEE EVENIIO
Mr. Lloyd, Author of "Wealth Against
Commonwealth " Makes the Prin
cipal Speech, a most Able
Speech of a Great Populist Leader
Mr. Lloyd said in part:
"To prove that injunctions to prevent
strikes are legal does notprovethat they
are right. Nor does it touch the quick of
the question. It has been prettily said
that the common law is the perfection of
common sense. It was common sense in
the days of Sir Mathew Hale that certain
kinds of old women were possessed of the
devil. If the common law as the perfec
tion of this common sense that greatand
good man and judge found his warrant
for putting harmless and wretched old
, women to death. The idea would no
- longer be held by any one that our judges
are aqueducts connected with some
celestial watershed of infinite and infal
iiDiBjusnce, wnicn tney pipe to every
citizen according to his needs. There
no question wnicn, u tne courts give
them time enough, they will, not decide
in two ways, opposite and irreconcilable,
The real science of the matter, the hope
of the world, the justification of demo
cracy, is that the laws of the legislature,
the law of the courts, and the common
sense of the people are slowly, age by age
creating that justice which mankind has
vainly imagined some upper power would
create for it. There is a higher fountain
of right than courts or congress: it has
its inexhaustible springs in the reservoir
from which has flowed all the truths of
the people that fountain is the people
The law of injunctions to prevent
"is strikes rests for a moment, as far as
federal law is concerned, as stated by
Judge Harlnn in his recent decision.
Ihere is no federal law for an injunction
to forbid a man or a body of men from
quitting the service of an employer. This
decision was a victory for workingmen,
so far as it shortened the tether of the
judge below who had issued such an in
junction, len snort years ago sucn a
- question could not have arisen. In 1882
the freight handlers in New , York struck
against a reduction of their pay from 20
cents to 17 cents an hour. The railroad
officials locked out and shut down the
business of the metropolis rather than
pay the men this wages, scanty enough
' Trade was paralyzed. It was so clear
that the price asked by the men was fair.
ana that tne railroads were nianufactur
ing general distress to goad the people
into forgetfulness of the rights' of the
men, that the attorney-general of New
York applied to the courts for a manda
mus to compel the corporations to
i operate their roads. -The judge to whom
this application was made refused it." He
was the same who afterwards fined mem-
bers of the Oil Trust $250 for conspiracy
to blow up a competitor's refinery, full
. of workingmen. But the highest court
unanimously reversed him. But by this
time the men had been defeated; the rail
roads had won all they played for; won
it by timely and indispensable help of a
judge's bad law the injustice of justice.
So the Northern Pacific defeated its men
last winter with the help of a'judge, "the
j perfection of whose Common sense,"
flowered into "an ilv asion of natural
liberty," as has been judicially declared
by Judge Harlan.
ALT.. FOR THE CORPORATIONS NOW,,
"Ten years ago it was a mandamus
against the road that was applied for;
now it is an injunction against the men.
Then attorneys-general moved for the
'public; now for the corporations. JL
cyclone of passion against the men tears
its way when a etrike threatens, through
newspapers, counting-rooms, parlors,
the heads and hearts of those who con
trol the influential utterances and acts
of society, and greets with cheers, prayers
' of thanksgiving and hymns of praise the
batteries that come rumbling into the
city to deal with 'Hod's whistling mes
sengers of peaae.' This is the sign of the
times. Power is always progressive for
power. The railroads have till lately
been content with resisting government;
now conscious of power matured, they
take a higher ground, and make the ritv
hall, and Springfield and Washington.be
the main offices of their train dispatchers
The use of injunctions to break strikes is
yone of the most advanced manifestations
,.tl this railroad aggression. We have
'had a dry year, but it has rained injonc
' tions all over the United States. The
f lL . 1 ...
iuuioo ui ui0 juuiciary in tnis matter is
an illustration of the dangers of a pro-
Sressive use of power, peculiar to the
nited States, and of which we have bad
ample warning. Federal judges are be
ginning to claim the right to create new
crimes without debate, legislation, or
even notice, by proclamations called in
junctions, and to punish without trial by
jury those who disobey. But even this is
not the quick of this question. Greater
than the aggressions of the railroads,
greater than the aggressions of the
judiciary, stands forth as our central
fact, that we have begun to drive our
workingmen to their work. Our society
on its industrial side lives by force. We
live with each other in government by the
glorious principle of "consent." But in
industrial life we think to live by force.
This is mere madness. Industry by force
government by consent, cannot coexist.
WHY IS LEGAL FORCE NECEB8ABY?
Put to one side all consideration of the
unjust injunctions; admit that injunc
tions are legal to prevent workingmen
from improperly quitting their work;
recognize that law and ordermust be up
held. The main question still confronts
you. Why is this legal force necessary to
Keep men at woricr i never yet met any
one who in private conversation would
not admit that the people are enduring
great wrong; no one would deny that
some remedy must be found. This dis
content of the people is more righteous
than the spirit which would repress it
wunout remeayug tne causes. Mono
poly has made the army necessary. The
more armies you have the more armies
you will need and the more monopoly
you win get. There is only way in which
the, American public in the nineteenth
century of Christian civilization can save
its legal or moral right to be served by
even one worker, no matter how humble.
That sole way is to render equal service
for service, and to make it so pleasant
and profitable, so safe in love and justice
to-eerve, that all hands and hearts will
flow freely into deeds of reciprocal
brotherliness. A nation that has to send
Gatling guns to drive men to serve each
other, and has" to use force through the
medium ot injunctions, however leiral
they may be, is a nation whose social
units have already been driven apart by
unpunished injustice. To reunite them
by force is impossible that attemot
has often been made, but not, success
fully. Chicago Times.
A CRT FOR HELP.
Pastor Vivian Telia of Great Destl
tnttoa In Nebraska.
Box Elder, Neb. Oct. 29, 1894. '
Editor Wealth Makers:
Will you allow me to make an appeal
through your valuable paper for the
poor, suffering people of South-West Ne
braska? Here we have a hard-working
honest people: but very poor through the
failure of crops for the past two years.
Ha' Doesn't Like toe Company.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 3, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
I have just read yonr editorial entitled
"Monopolist Dupes and Knaves" in your
issue of the 25th ultimo, in which you
quote a portion of the heading of a cer
tain address issued by the so-called
"Business Men's Association of Nebras
ka," and qnote from said address their
preamble, as follows: "Four years ago
prohibition threatened the prosperity of
Nebraska. The business men of the state,
The Grrat Triple Alliance
Editor Wealth Makers:
Every once in a while we hear patriotic
Americans boast that we have no church
and state in this country.
Let such reflect a little.
Recent events show that we have State
and Capital government . and a very
strong one at that. It shows, too, that
Capital has another ally in the Church
therefore we have a Church, State and
Capital government. Capital has forced
the State to become its ally, it also has
forced the churches into its service.-
.Look at the htate shootinor down innn.
A J .
cent ana starving men, women and chil
dren in defense of capital. . '
"Amen, well done Grover," came from
thousands of pulpits of every denomina
tion. The religious press was filled with
praise for the upholders of capital.
We must break down this great .triple
biiiuuw, ur our ireeaom is in great dan
Shoot a straight Populist ticket at thia
monster on election day. from srovemnt
down to road supervisor, and let justici
be done though the heavens should fall.
Endicott, Neb. -
A fin de siecle domestic episode: "Are
you going to striae ma: asKea.tne
little boy, as he tremblingly gazed upon
the uplifted shingle.
"That's just what I am going to do."
"But don't you know strikes are played
out and can no longer be won, ma?"
"It wholly depends upon who strikes,
whether the wielder of the rod or the
other fellow," answered ma with exas
perating coolness and correctness.
"Can't we arbitrate, ma, before you
I'm just going to arbitrate, she said,
as the shingle- descended and raised . a
cloud of dust from the seat of a pair of
pantaloons. "I am just going to arbi
trate, my son, and this shingle is the
board of arbitration."
And she solved the labor problem the
way Republicans and Democrats propose
to sol ve it. v -
HURRAH FOR OUR POPULIST GOVERNOR!
The governor says the state can do
nothing to help these people, and that
they must look to their friends abroad
Here we have hundreds of farmers who
have not one pound of hay or grain of
any kind to feed their stock through the
winter and no money to buy with, and
when the cold weather comes, as it will,
the suffering among the stock will be very
great and much of it must perish. While
if these poor people had a little for their
stock in time of storm they might safely
go through the winter. ..V
The poor people also are in a very sad
condition. They say but little about
their condition, because some think no
body cares for them.
But as I go among them and see their
condition, and know how little they have
to eat and wear, with a long dreary win
ter before them my heart is pained.
Unless help is sent before thecold winter
Fettles in, their suffering must be very
Now, are there not many of the readers
of The Wealth Makers who have some
thing they can spare? Some might spare
corn, others hay, others clothing, others
money to help their suffering brothers in
this great South-West. This appeals to
all. We remember how this country re
sponded to Russia in her time of need.
Hern we have thousands of good people
whose sufferings will be very great unless
liny are helped soon.
You cannot think how great a burden
would be lifted from my heart if they now
could get a little help.
1 gain nothing in any wav bv
writing this. I do it for the good of the
people. I therefore urge all who can
spare a little only, to send it to this peo
I will gladly answer all letters of ' in
quiry that may be sent to me.
E. J. Vivian,
Pastor Box Elder M. E. Church.
Ingalls on th Railroads
I am not here to defend railroads. I
am here to say that I believe railroad
managers will take everything that they
can get, and I have seen a great deal of
railroad managers in this state and na
tion within the last twenty years, that
made my blood boil with indignation.
From J. J. Ingalls' speech at Olathe,
Kans., Sept. 15, 1894.
In ordering goods, or tn making in.
qviry concerning anything ad vertised in
this paper, you will oblige the publishers
as well as the advertiser, by stating th a
you saw the advertisement la Tu
All druggists sell Dr. Miles' Nerve Plasters.
Manhood That Will Vet Dethrone
Bio Springs, Neb., Oct. 20, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
Gentlemen: Inclosed please find $2
fw TPcewals as per form. Monev is so
oarce that I am unable to renew for a
year, at present, so send what I can. Go
c n with the fight. . I'm with you.
Though times are very hard here I can't
bear to do withoutyour paper, and many
more would take it if they had the
Keep "pegging away," Bro. Gibson.
"Ever the Truth comes uppermost, ever
is Justice done."
Yours "for a fight to a fiuish, or die in
the last ditch." F. A. Clcoston.
P. S. Since above wa made have
made a "raise," so renew for a year.
Use the Northwestern line to Chicags
Low rates. Fast trains. Office 1138 0
without regard to party affiliation, then
united to ward off the danger and largely
through their efforts prohibition was de
feated," etc., etc.
Commenting on the same, yon say:
"Same old gang (according to their
own shameless confession) which rose up
to save the saloons four years ago. We
note, however, a few changes in the per
sonnel. Rosewater is now in better com
pany and John Dale, the former prohi
bition leader of Omaha, has sold his
soul to evil and his name stands in the
list along side of Pete Her, the big dis
tiller and Omaha member of the whiskey
trust. Dale deals in bonds and bonds
are in store for him."
From your standpoint at the time you
wrote the above, it is none too severe,
and if I had been guilty of signing the
above preamble, or anything of such a
nature, you would not have heard from
me, but I would quietly have taken my
place with Judas Iscariot, Benedict An
nold, and a number of lesser lightsKsome
of whom are living in this state today,
but I think your personal knowledge of
me in the breezy days of Omaha's elec
tion in 1890, would give you a different
idea of what I should be apt to do. May
I say to you that just as soon as I
learned of the issuing of the circular
above named I at once addressed the ed
itors of the Bee and World-Herafd, the
letter hereunto attached, in which you
will see that I utteriy and absolutely re
pudiate the whole thing, and distinctly
state that I stand today for prohibition,
pure and simple, as I have done, not only
for four years, but for twenty years past,
nq.t only in my adopted state of Ne
braska, but in old Kankakee county,
Illinois, in both of which places I have
known what it was to be boycotted and
ostracised on account of my principles,
and I desire it to ring out through this
state that there are some things that do
not change with the years, and among
those questions are those affecting the
weal and welfare of our families, our
homes, our churches and our communi
ties, and which take hold of the eternal
principles of right and truth. , These I
have stood for and i expect to maintain
while life lasts. Will you do me the jus
tice to give this the samecirculation that
the editorial quoted above received.
With very kind personal regards, 1 am,
There is a man inltoston who makes
it part of his business to repair shirts,
and he finds plenty to do. Shirts ol
ery respectable folks come to him to
be cured of their ills, and go forth
looking liksasHcswiHeata. If injan
of fashion be not content, like ordi
nary mortals, to buy Ins shirts at SI,
2, or $3 each, but must pay. $60 per
dozen, when hard times overtake him
and duns pour in, his only recourse is
the shirt repairer.
The ICajon Hen in Kooning Over Their
KEM EE-ELECTED IN TEE SIXTH
The Other State and Congressional offices
Seem to be Captured by the Corpo '
ration Agents and Tools.
Returns up to Thursday Morning;.
The Wealth Makers has been held
back two and a half days to get sure
nows of the election. The State Journal
even has now changed its tune and con
cedes that Holcomb is probably elected
by a majority of 2,000.
The rest of our state ticket we have but
very meager returns from, but unless the
Republican candidates ran behind Ma
jors, which is hardly to be expected, our
candidates are beaten.
Kern is without doubt re-elected In the
Sixth district but McKeighan is defeated
in the Fifth by Andrews, and Hainer,
Meiklejohn and Mercer are re-elected.
The vote so far as returns have been
received (from 72 counties) is as follows:
Adam .'........,..... .........
Box Butts ,
Cedar (7 precinct)
Cherry (8 precincts)
Cheyenne (12 products)...
Deuel (7 preclncte)
Dixon (2 preclncte).....
Frontier (20 preclncte)
Holt ., ,
Jefferson .... ..,
Keltn ...,. .,
power in the Illinois legislature. The
state baa gone Repnbl lean by an enor
mous majority, near 100,000. The Popu
list vote in the state is about 40,000.
Ohio has rolled up a tremendous Re
publican majority.' New York has gone
Republican by about 145,000.
In short, it has been a Republican land
slide. It can only be explained by the 1
belief ot the people that the fearfully
hard times of the last year and a half
were caused by the party in power. Thia
is partly true. The distress is due to the
legislation which has built up the great
monopolies, but the Republican party
has dons its full shareof such lawmaking
The majority can still be fooled by the
political tools of the money power and
the railroad and other great corpora
tions. It look now as if the pressure
will have to increase a good deal more
before the masses learn where their inter
Kansas is yet uncertain, both parties
Colorado is claimed by the Republicans
aud they have probably won. Peuce,
Populist, is beaten. Bell is probably re
elected. Iowa has gone Republican by the larg
est majority ever known.
Even old Missouri has kft the Demo
Kentucky Democratic majority cut
Deleware goes Republican.
.-JfojJAnkota is claimed by the Re
publicans,' but is yeTTi ncPrfUfuT"""'" "
North Dakota has probably a Populist
majority in Congressional districts.
There will be four Populists, three Demo
crats and two Republicans.
Populists will hold the balance of
The Wrong of Interest Taking.
There is a conflict waging, and ere
long all will take sides, and the conflict
will grow fiercer until right shall triumph
over wrong, and we as a people and a
nation will move forward a long step to
ward that state of perfection and right
living that God designs we shall occupy.
Underlying all this political and social
agitation Js a great, moral question
which Qod, in his providence will have
adjusted ere this agitation and conflict
This is not a world of chance; the
present condition of unrest, discontent,
idleness, hunger, suffering and crime did
not happen so; there is a cause. The
practice of usury is the great sin aud
curse ot the age.
Upon this question the people are ulti
mately to take sides. Now, my Christian
brother, it is to you more particularly I
ask the question, Which side are you on?
On which side is the church? Be a little
patient and let us investigate and see
where we stand; whether, in the great
day of His wrath, we shall be able to
Get yonr Bible and turn to Ex. 22:23:
"If thou lend money to any of my people
that are poor by thee, thou shalt not be
to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay
upon him usury." "Well, say yoo, that
means unlawful interest, and I am op
posed to unlawful interest, and so is the
church." , )
How fatal that such a falsehood
should have been taught through the
church. The word usury, as used in the
Bible, means any increase for the ase of
money, whether much or little, legal or
illegal. Consult your best commentators
and you will see that I am right.
Read Lev. 25:35, 86, 87, comments are
unnecessary. Keaa tne mtn cnapier or
Neheiuiah. . "
Those times were somewhat similar to
the present. The homes of the people were
mortgaged. The paying of the interest
had become such a burden to the people
that they despaired of being able to
longer pay and live. They were under a
hopeless bondage. Their condition be
came so alarming that they complained
to Nehemiah. If he had been a modern
ruler he would have told the people they
were suffering from a severe attack of
overproduction. But he was not, and he
placed the cause where it belonged; it was
the curse of usury. Read the chapter,
and read it again. . ' .
Read the 15th Psalm ana see now Da
vid understood the sin of usury. In this
psalm he describes a citizen of Zion thus:
Lord, wno snau auiu iu my iur-
nacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill f
He that walketh uprightly and worketh
righteousness, and speaketh the truth in
his heart. He that backbitetb not with
his tongue, nor taketh up a reproach
against his neighbor, in wnose eyes a
vile Derson is contemned, but he honor-
eth them that fear the Lord. He that
sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth
not Hie THAT putteth not out his
money to usury, nor taketh reward
a train a r the innocent. He that doeth
these things shall never be moved."
How about it if he don t ao tnemr vn
David know what he was talking about?
Has God changed or laid down a differ
ent standard? Has the psalmist de
scribed you? Read the 18th and 22d
chapters ot Ezekieland you will rind that
the taking of usury is placed in the cata
logue of crimes the worst that can be im
archied. Now, my brother, do you find
anything in this to justify the charging
of interest? If you can justify yourself or
others in charging interest, cannot you
Just ad taswy-atiajast aa'wsasua&iy jus
tify them in committing all the othor
crimes, with which the charging of inter
est is capital? Perhaps you are justify
ing yourself on the ground that all this
was to the Jews, God's ancient people,
and this command to not take interest
is not to you and the people of these
times. Let us see; if the command to
not take interest is not to you and me
and nil of God's people, cannot we with
as much reason claim that none of the
other commands apply to us? But re
member, the Jewish people were a type
people, the Jewish nation a the nation.
The believer of Christ is the only person
who mmTColoTTTSli; -Strd?Krii 'wiff--wrong
for the type people or ancient
Isral, is also wrong for the antitype or
truelsrael. J. W. Mulkikln in Strang
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