The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, November 29, 1894, Page 3, Image 3
G November 29, 1894. THE WEALTH MAKERS KEPT BACK BY FRAUD Political Economy Discussed From The Biblical Standpoint t Behold the hire of the laborers who hare rvapeiljdown your fields, which is of you Kept hack by fraud crieth; and the cries of them which have reaped areentered in to the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Jamen, V, 4. Many persons, especially among those who follow the sacred calling of preach ing, object to the discussion of problems of industrial economy for fear of verging too near the domain of politics. j The same brethren, who do not hesitate I a moment to bring before their people the moral side of other questions less Vital ICI HIB JtJlciYTDio ui iijc auicutaii jrt-Hjni-, (JUCDtlUUO bllUU UWlU UCUI '. the domain of politics as does the ques- )S tion discussed in my text, are loath to be heard ae champions of the great moral questions of industry that underlie not only our prosperity as a nation, but our 1 1 , w f-1 - 1 1 lj ( h n f o r y i r (i ri h act n&av I freedom as individuals as well. And they eonstantly brand as anarchists and socialists those who contend for justice and right for the toiling men and women as against the supposed rights of our monopolistic oppressors. So far as I am concerned, I would rather know that I j am teaching along the lines so persistent- C !y pursued by the Master and His Apos- ' n,... 4-1. nn frt onirttr tha urmlnrlrfita nf tho 5 ivorsliippers of creeds or to be numbered ' among the company whobow in humility to the golden calf. )y-J The so-called minister of Christ, who lor any reason, permits himself to be eome so hedged in and hampered by the power that seeks now to dominate both ;hureh and ptate and to reduce to worse than Egyptian bondage the men and women whose labors and sacrifices in the nast have alone made ournoniejrlorious. deserves that his name should go down to posterity with that of a Judas; for is not a betrayal of the people a Betrayal of Jesus also? For me there is no more legitimate 8ubjectfora pulpit discourse than the labor Question. If any one imagines thistobeanewthemehei8m1staken.lt was discussed by those great moulders of thought who lived in the patriarcnal nee: and also bv Jesus and by the men who were His representatives after His nersonal work was finished. One of the fundamentals of old Jewish law was: "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn, and the laborer is worthy of his hire." This was empha sized bv Christ and applied strictly against the oppression of labor. God himself, speaking regarding the only means ever civil to man for the satisfy ing of his material wants, says: "The laud shall not be sold forever, for the land is mine." And doubtless, from this and kindred scriptures that great man, Thomas Jefferson, drew the inspiration for that immortal sentence: "The land belongs to the living for use only." Com ine on down to the introduction of the V ia tan nura n1 ! nr I-Iia mtaaintl tn lnfif i rf hath nnnlntMl nm Tn nren.lHI Bf II "II I I VII llll-'ll'l-' ' - - - - -1 I the gospel to the poor. He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach r deliverance to the captives and recover- 1 Kng of Bight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord" the year of Jubilee, wherein all slaves were emanci pated and property taken under fore closure was restored. Scores of passages from the Scripture might be cited, show' iug that questions affecting the interests of labor were of frequent discussion by the holiest men of olden times. The text itself, the utterance of one of the most useful and most sanctified of the Apostles, is a forcible reminder of the position of the Christian church toward the labor movement at that day, and the logical irference is that conditions at that time were but a prototype of pre sent existing conditions, so far as the productive interests of the people were concerned, and that the position of the church with reference thereto should be the same today. The Apostle is speaking directly to the rich, and intimates most freely that that class was guilty of fraud in the distribu tion of the productive wealth of that day, that they had taken advantage of those engaged in industrial pursuits and had appropriated from the produce of their labor a share so large as to constitute almost the entire wage of the toiler. Contemporaneous history agrees with the conclusions of the Apostle, and sets up an array of facts that havefrequently since found their parallel, but in no case, probably has it described a condition fraught with greater peril to production than that by which we are today confronted. I '.' The language of the text is therefore I k pertinent to the present economic con I j& ditions. Behold the hire the wages of V-Mhose who have reaped the fields, who f lave dug in the mines, who have toiled 1 . , at forgeor case or bench. Where is it? I ask you, my friends, where do you find the reward for all your toil, for your tears and worries? When I go back over the history of our country and reckon up our wealth at the birth of this great nation, I find that the only wealth of which we could boast Was that of an honored name. We had de monstrated our right, by a successful war with one of the great nations, to be called the land of the free and home of the brave. Out of our surroundings ( If ' then there grew the inspiration of elo jkl quence and the spirit of patriotic sonir. Without money or credit; without com X'JK?t5''A5r.Ctiitn!iBi3 az tflearaph an in- iau t uuiiiiiieruiuii v nuioim iiie iiuiiuus oi the earth, but clothed in a garb made glorious by our achievements, and with the promise of a new national life, guar anteeing life, liberty, and happiness to all, we began our career with, as I believe, the blessing of high heaven resting upon us. Time rolls on and we emphasize our promise of greatness by the development of large and useful enterprises and by opening up to the world the boundless resources of a great country, until today we are the most prosperous nation on the face of the earth. Great and magni ficent cities dot our boundless prairies here and there, rivaling the splendor of Solomon or the grandeur of Egyptian temples; vast lines of railway span the u tun Linen u iroin sea, ro sea, wnne Dy our I wisdom we have harnessed up the light- uingof heaven and made it to convey I our thought instantaneously throughout yj til. whole world in (act, have become Tyouiousiy great in me things that exalt ' 4 nafinn an1 tmlmfi Kir fan thnn tkn muwiwu ""I. llVtlci UJ IUI I'll C II HIC grandest dream ever pictured us, f rom where did ull torn wealth, grandeur, una greatness sprlug? It is the product of labor applied to land. It baa been dug by the hand of toil from the earth which belongs alike to all. It is the price real ized for the sweat and toil of that hum ble class of our citizens who devoted their all to the development of our vast re sources. But. if we are the most proswrous nation on earth, might we not reason ably expect the class that has brought us the prosperity to possess at least a modicum of it themselvesf "lsehold the hire of the laborers." Where is it? Who has it? Have yon, fellow-laborer, re ceived a just reward for your toil? I go about over this western country looking for the "hire," and what do I find? As I visit the homes of my people I look upon bare walls, uncarpeted floors, and the most meager furnishings. I note the absence of those agencies of refinement the musical instrument and the library. Those things that beautify home, that make life pleasant, that bind fast to gether the home ties, are conspicuous for their absence. But, if not here, where is the "hire?" I go to eastern cities and look upon the palace of the millionaire, upon the finely carpeted floor, magnificent library, and upon his grand piano, whose notes al most rival angel voices, l visit the coun try homesof these lords of wealth, whence they annually retire to concoct schemes for further plunder. I stand upon the shores of the peaceful bay and seethe steam yacht skimming the shining wave, the elegance of its equipment greater in cost than the necessities of a lifetime; and I begin to understand where the hire has gone. I stand within the gorgeous temple dedicated to the worship of God, its spire reaching almost to the clouds; my soul is thrilled for the moment with the eloquence of the preacher; but I re member that even in its very shadow, and almost within sound of sermon and hymn, their eyes dazed with the glitter of jewels adorning the worshippers, their souls awed by the pomp and bearing of religious bigots, many poor souls are naked and starving. Oh, what a blight upon our Christian civilization! Here again I behold the "hire," and it crieth aloud to God and map not for ven geance, but for justice. The apostle says to the rich that this "hire" is taken from the laborers fraudu lently. Let us see how it is in our case. Statistics show that an equal distribu tion of the wealth of this nation would give about $5,000 to each family, but that the actual present distribution gives to ten per cent of the people more than seventy-five per cent of the wealth, while the great ninety per cent of the people, most of whom are engaged in the pro duction of every dollar that enters into the nation's wealth, must be satisfied by the miserable pittance of less than one fourth of the product of this labor. So, by injustice, by fraud, by legalized thieving, the channels of the distribution of wealth have been diverted from their legitimate course, and the "hire of the laborer" cries in vain for justice. Men disregard the voice of weeping, turn away from the appeals of the poor, and shut their moral ears to the voice of con science; but the cries of the poor "have entered into the e'ars of the God of Sabaoth." The financial crash that has witnessed the downfall of colossal fortunes, that has closed up the channels of trade, that has led on to suicide, to murder, and that sorely threatens the, disruption of republican government, is a part of the "hand-writing on the wall" that an nounces to those in power that "they are weighed in the balance and found want ing," and that the government must soon pass into other hands, and doubt less answers in part to the "cries of them that have reaped" and possess not, that have sown and gathered not, because of the inhumanity aud greed of men. Man may forget; God never forgets. And though some will pass away without seeing the travail of their souls, in a land redeemed and purified from the blight of human slavery, there must come a time "when the poor shall be exalted," when the economic freedom of the race shall have been accomplished, and when the grandest of all human philosophies, "The Fatherhood of God aud the Broth hood of Man," shall forever prevail Rev. It. C. Hardin in North Platte Independent Era. Sheriff McCee Shot by Outlaws. Wichita, Kan., Nov. 26. Sheriff Tom McUee of Hemphill county, in the Panhandle of Texas, was shot and mortally wounded last night by three outlaws, who held up the agent of the Santa depot at Canadian City and were proceeding to rob it when Mc Gee, who is a brave man, arrived upon the scene. He was shot 'through the bowels. The outlaws escaped. Kansas Apples for Royalty. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 26. The cold storage house of Ryan & Richard son to-day shipped to England, through a New York house, a carload of selected Jonathan apples for the consumption of royalty. The apples came from the Wellhouse orchard in Fairmount township, the largest in the world. A .Spokane Bank's Doors Closed. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 26. The Brown national bank closed its doors yesterday and went into solvency. The failure was not a surprise, as it was known to be cramped for funds. Cashier Shaw puts the assets at Sll, 650; liabilities, $77,900; deposits, $29, 800. The bank was organized in 1889. Husband and Wife Whipped. Eldorado Springs, Mo., Nov. 26. The home of James Tennis and wife, living seven miles east of here, was visited last night by a mob of masked men and the two were severely whip ped. Bad blood had existed in the neighborhood in which Tennis lived caused by a law suit I nsula May Shut Ont Our Cotton. St. Petersburg, Nov. 26. Advices from Kahokand (Perghana) Asiatic Russia, say that Turkestan cotton is threatened by the low prices of American cotton and that the arbit rage committee has petitioned the government to raise the duties on American cotton. If the hair is falling out and turning gray, the glands of the skin need stimu lating and color-food, and the best rem edy and stiniulent is Hall's Hair Re-newer. TO OUR FRIENDS! If yen are in arrears on subscrip tion to The Wealth Makers, you will receive a letter soon, telling you how much you owe, and earnestly re questing you to pay up and send in a dollar for your renewal for another year. The love you have for the prin ciples of the Populist party may be measured by the response you make to this appeal. We do not wish to be compelled to discontinue the paper to a single subscriber, but shall have to do so if you don't pay for it. If you are a Populist you ought not to wait till we ask you for money which yon should have sent us a year ago. 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To those of our friends who have stood by us through sunshine and shadow we express ourhearty thanks, and assure them that we shall spare no time and expense to give them the best paper possible. WEALTH MAKERS PDB. CO., J. S, Hyatt, Business Manager. CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS. Mr. Harper ot Oklahoma, Keillor, Law yer and Judge, Arraigned. Peeby, Ok., Nov. 28. Another chap ter was added yesterday to the Scott-Brown-Burke-McMasters con tempt cases of Oklahoma City in the district court here. W. P. Harper is the editor of the Choctaw News and is also a lawyer, and now probate judge of Oklahoma county. When Editors Brown, Burke and McMasters were jailed for contempt of Judge Scott of the Oklahoma supreme court, Mr. Harper, as editor, wrote some editorials against Judge Scott, and he was arraigned on disbarrment proceed ings. Harper demurred to the charge, but the demurrer was overruled, and now Editor or Lawyer or Judge Harper will have to face the case. Boxing Contest In a ( athedral'n Shadow Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 26. Three boxing contests took place last night in the lower part of the Epi-eopal residence adjoining St. Paul's cathe dral, for the benefit of St. Paul's Ath letic club. The "friendly bouts" proved to be genuine prize fights in respect of knockouts, blood, etc. In the room, twenty-five feet square, were assembled 200 people. The ! ring was not roped off, and as a con ' sequence the fighters were frequent ly inrovvn over on to the spectators. Deputy Marshals as Desperadoes. Perry, Ok., Nov. 26. United States Deputy Marshal Snoddy and Frank and James Brown, J. R, Knight and i Charles Kitchens had a regular battle at Winton, several miles west of here, Thursday. Winchesters, shot guns aud pistols were freely used and after the smoke cleared away Snoddy and Frank Brown were found to be dying. The men were foes of the marshal and while drunk at tacked him. Poor Settler lo Be Aiked to Move. Denver. Col., Nov. 26. The countv : commissioners have decided to go in a body on a tour of investigatio n through the eastern part of this (Ara pahoe) county and try to induce the ueipiess settlers, who are constant objects of public charity, to give up their homes in the desert and remove to other portions of the state where lands can be irrigated. The best remedy for indigestion, con stipation, headache, and liver complaint is Ayer's Pills. They never fail. Creamery Package Mn'fg Company, DEPT. ,..... KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. We Cany the Largest Engines and Boilers, from 2 to 75 bone-power. Feed Cockers, of any desired capacity. Creosry Supplies, Etc. of every description. J MEW ILLUSTRATED CATALOdUB mS&ttai and 3rwrlal ntintatlnn. Pnm nlha.M SJKLa-iegyiiwier. upon application "Bnreka" Trrd Cooker WfienWrltiiMi to tbls Advertiser, Fleaae aay ou saw Uielr Adrk 1a tola Vtfir. . a""" Easy to Take And Perfect in Their Action, AYER'S PILLS Never fail to relieve Dyspepsia, Constipation, and Headache. "I have proved the value of oi Ayer s iius in relieving ayspep- o sia and headache, with which 9 complaints I was so long troubled 0i that neither the doctor nor mv- oi self supposed I should ever bo o well acraiu. Tlirouch the use of ?! the above medicine 1 am belter JJf than I have been for years." oj A. UASKiLL, Versailles, in. "I have used Ayer's Tills for 0 15 years as a cathartic in liver o complaint, and always with ex- having had need of other medi- o cine. I also give Ayer's Fills to J my children, wnen tney require an aperient, and the result is al ways most satisfactory." A. A. Eaton, Centre Conway, N. II. "Having been severely afflicted with costiveness, I was induced to trv Aver's Fills. Their use has effected a complete cure, and I 0 can confidently recommend them o to all similarly amictea. v. .a.. Whitman", Nipomo, Cal. AYER'S PILLS Received Highest Awards AT THE WORLD'S FAIR X oooooooooooooooooooooooc (3BIU. . M.t il Iungerou 920 Counterfeit. Washington, Nov. 27. Chief Ilazen of the secret service has received from Newark. N. J., one of the most dangerous counterfeits seen in a long time. It is a $30 United States note with the "Morris" head and small seal check letter 'D." The execution of the word is exceptional ly fine in every particular. The pen a.M.v rOnusn in the lef t snace of the re verse side of the note is entirely wanting, also the words "series oi nn th faift. 'Rut for these deficien cies the character of the note would be almost impossible of detection. Vorth Carolina's First Cat hollo Jadge. Raliegh, N. C, Nov. 26. For the first time in the history of North Car olina a Roman Catholic has been selected as judge of the state superior court, in the person of W. 8. O'B. Robinson, the Republican-Populist nominee for the Raleigh district. It is said, too, that Mr. Robinson will be the first Roman Catholic to hold a state office of any kind in the state. ATarrlHge Contract Signed. St. Petebsburp, Nov., 26. The marriage contract of the czar, and Princes Alix was signed yesterday by M. de Giers, the minister of foreign affairs, and by Count Vorontstook Dachskoff, the minister of the imper ial court The contract makes cer tain provisions in favor of the prin cess during the life of the czar and in the event of his death. Whipped for "one Stealing. South McAlesteb, Ind. Ter., Nov. 26. The district court at Panola ad journed yesterday. All of the mur der cases, twenty-six in number, were continued until the May term. Houston Franklin, a full-blood, was convicted of horse stealing and given 100 lashes on the bare back. The penalty for a second offense is death by hanging. A Young Woman Convicted of Arson. Rockport, Mo., Mov. 26. Miss Mary L. Townsend, form rly of Central City, Neb., who is now running a store here was arrested yesterday for attempted arson. Miss Townsend, it is alleged, had her stock insured for about twice its value and had e m ployed two young men to burn the building. Theyoung men pave the plot away and had her arrested. Miss Townsend stood trial and was fined $500 and one year in jail. On to St Louis. For the meeting of the Trans-Mississippi Congress, to be held in St. Louis, Nov. 26th to 29th, the Union Pacific System, the Overland Route, will make a rate of one fare for the round trip, plus $2.00, from all points in Nebraska. Tickets will be on sale November 24th find 25th, limited to continuous passage in each direction, with final limit to De-. 4th. An excellent opportunity to visit Nt. Louis. For full particulars call on Union Pacific ajrent, 1044 0 St. If our advertisers do not treat you right, let us know. We want no "fakes" in The Wealth Makers. Isn't there something in our "Three Cent Column" that will profit you? Stock la the Wert of rV J, W. Cmni, Ftm. 1. F, Eobm, Ttoa-Ptw. O. I Ll DCS. The Farmers' Mutual knee Company of Nebraska. Tk Ltrgmt, Bttt mod Cbeapeit in tb Over f4.000.000 Inraranes m, Kn In f Xfiwt... Lpiiii Paid Mora Promptly thai Any Old Llao ' 1 on hand. i I .1?, LoNMfl M Uffatnlnir, wind and Tornado, at On Per Cent. Ha ran Tbra ytara without any aunt. FnrnUbM Inaarans to the Farmer at Aetna! Cost. AU Loam Paid in Fall and no dbt atandlnt acaiatt th Company. Home Office: 245 So. 11th St , PURELY f . "111 NEBRASKA MUTUAL FIRE, LIGHTNING A CYCLONE INSURANCE COMPANY. Orar bait tnllUoa Insured. Have paid over 1500.00 In lcwsea. Have had but on aaieasmant, 10c per 1100.00. J, Y. X. Bwioabt, Secretary, Lincoln, Neb. tjaTAgenU wanted, , Irrigated Farm Lands IN THE FERTILE SAM LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO. T BI BAN LUIS TALLET, COLORADO, it a stretch of lerel plain about aa large m the State oi Connecticut, lying between surrounding range ot lofty mountains and watered by the Rio Grande River and a aeort or more of mall tributary streams. It waa the bottom of a great eea, whoee de posit! have made a fertile soil on an average more than ten feat deep. The mountain! are covered with great deposits of snow, which melt and fumieu the irrigating canali with water !r the Iftrmeri' oropa. The Climate is Unrivaled. Almoat perpetual sunshine, and the elevation of about 7,000 feet dispel all malaria, nor are such pest a ehinch bug, weevil, etc., found there. Flo wine artesian well are secured at a depth, on an average, of about 100 feet, and at a coat of about f 25.00 each. Such is the flow that they are being utilised for irrigating the yard, garden and vegetable crop. The pressure ia sufficient ta carry the water, which ia pure, all through the farmer' dwelling. Irrigation,- Already aereral thousand mile of large and email Irrigating canal have ben built and aeveral hundred thousand acre of land made available for farming operations. Irrigation Is an insurance against failure of erops, because suc cess is a question only of the proper application of water to them. The loss ot a single corn or wheat crop in Nebraska, for instance would more than equal the cost ot irrigating canals to cover the entire state, so important is the ci taintt of a toll crop return to any agricultural state. The San Luis Yalley will grow Ji- Sprlng wheat oats, barley, peas, hops, beans, potatoes, vegetables and all kinds of small fruits and many of the hardier varieties of apples, pears and all kinds of cherries. In the yield of all these products it has netkb been subt amid bt awt otkxs SBCTIOX OH THB OOHTIMEHT. Forty Acres Enough Land. Foett Ami II tKOVOS LaKD lor the fanner of ordinary mean and help. Be side the certainty of return, the yield, under the condition of proper irriga tion, will average far more than the 160-acre farms in the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, and the outlay for machinery, farming stock, purchase money, taxes, etc., are proportionately less. There are a hundred thousand acres of such lands located in the very heart of the San Luis Yalley, all within six miles ot the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, convenient markets and shipping stations, for sale at $16.00 per acre. Most of these lands are fenced ana have been under cultivation and in many instances have wells and some buildings, everything ready to proceed at once to begin farming. A small cash payment only is required where the purchaser immediately occupies the premises, and long time at seven per cent, interest is granted for the deferred payment. t A Specially Low Homeseekers Rate will be made you, your family and friends. Should you settle on these lands the amount you paid for railroad fare will be credited to you on your pay ments; and bemembeb the land is perfectly and thoroughly irrigated, and the land and ferpetuel water rights are sold you for less than other sec tions ask for simply the water rights without the land. No bettbb lauds exist anywhere on earth. 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