The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, November 29, 1894, Page 3, Image 3

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November 29, 1894.
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
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
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
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
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.
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Business Manager.
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.
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Received Highest Awards
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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.
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10c per 1100.00. J, Y. X. Bwioabt, Secretary, Lincoln, Neb. tjaTAgenU wanted, ,
Irrigated Farm Lands
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.
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
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. For further particulars, prices ot land, railroad
fare, and all other information call on or address,
F1. Hi. MARYi
(Menlffon this paper.) Manager Colorado Land 1 Inmlgratisa Ct.,
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