The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, December 13, 1894, Page 3, Image 3

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    December 13, 1894.
Democracy vs. Populism
Until recently we never grasped in its
enti rety, the distinctive d ifference between
the Democratic and Populist parties.
Since that time we have exerted our best
efforts in trying to convince the Populists
of this city that there can be nothing in
common between the two organizations,
bo long as each stands true to the funda
mental principles on which it is based.
In an article fonr years ago we took the
position that there are but two distinc
tive schools of political ethics in the civ
il i red world, viz., individualism, which
carried to its logical conclusion leads to
ideal anarchy, and cooperation, which
carried to its logical conclusion leads to
ideal socialism as taught by Karl Marx,
Laurence Gronlund and Edward Bellamy.
Today we are more firmly convinced of
the truthfulness of this position than
were we at that time. The tendency of
the age confirms our position. At that
time we did not recognize in the Demo
cratic party the uncompromising cham
pion of the individualistic political school,
but at the present time we can seeclearly
such is the case; while on the other hand
we recognize in the Populist party the
defender of co-operation, andonethat in
order to perpetuate its existence as the
true party of reform, must very soon be
come the open and avowed champion of
socialism, pure and simple. In these or
ganizations we recognize the two chief
contending factors in American politics
today, while the Republican party stands
as a band of bushwhackers, carrying on
a guerilla warfare against both the other
parties. For years it stood as the defend
er, and does yet, of a psendo form of
socialism, or rather paternalism; but its
paternalism was for the few, not for the
many. In our opinion as the Populist
party (or its successor) becomes more
radical in its socialistic utterances, the
Democratic party will become more ag
gressive than heretofore as thechampion
of individualism. Hence the lines will be
come so distinct that any fool who runs
may read. This is the line along which
the economic battles of the future will be
fonght,and although the names of parties
may chauge, these distinctive principles
will continue to exist and be defended by
some organizations, no matter what
their names.
Therefore the teachings of the Demo
cratic party being individualistic and the
Populist -party socialistic they are the
antipodt-s of each other, hence there can
be no harmonizing the two. One cannot
ride two horses going in opposite direc
tions at the same time, and whenever we
hear people say that Messrs. Bland, Bry
an, Morgan, etc., are almost Populists,
we are reminded of the story related of
the old colored woman whosaid to some
one who told her that they alniOHt loved
the Lord:
"Almost! why chile, dat's no good.
S'pose I almost take a drink, I'se dry
still; s'pose I almost go to my dinner;
dathelp my stomach any? No, honey,
we's got to eat, or else we go hungry. I
don't almost love my Lord Jesus; I love
bitn quite."
Whenever you hear any intelligent man
say, I'm still a Democrat.and in the next
breath advocate the cardinal principles
of the Populist party, you can safely
brand him a. demagogue. None would
hesitate to denounce any one as sucn
who unqualifiedly endorsed the platform
on which Grover Cleveland was elected
president in 1892, and still claim to be a
Populist. As long as grass grows and
water runs the Democratic party under
some name or other will continue to live,
especially under Republican iorms of
government that foster the competitive
system. It will never die so long as the
principles of individualism exist. It is
the Populist party's natural born enemy,
and none see this more clearly than the
leading Democrats, who are now carry
ing on a flfrtation with the Populistic
maiden, only to debauch and ruin her
when they have gained her confidence.
North of Mason's and Dixon's line, we
can recall not one prominent life-long
Democrat who has joined the Populist
party and endorsed the Omaha platform
Three-fourths of the Populist party of
the north is composed of ex-Republicans.
The Democratic party during the whole
history of its organization, has stood as
the defender of individualism, even going
so far as to claim supreme sovereignty
rested in the individual. Its main reason
for opposing prohibition has been that
it was sumptuary legislation and inter
fered with individual rights. During the
civil war it opposed the issuing of the
greenbacks as U. S. treasury notes on
the theory that the government had no
right to issue and make them a legal
tender between individuals, but admitt
ed its power to issue and make them a
legal tender for all debts due the govern
ment. It has always stood as the cham
pion of state rights, county rights, indi
vidual rights and state banks. It has
opposed the government doing anything
that the individual could do, and were it
entirely consistent, when in power, would
turn the judicial, school, postal and sig
nal service systems over to individuals.
In fact, thecardinalprincipleon which the
dictrine of free trade is based, is that of
individual rights; i. e., the right of each
citizen to buy where he can the cheapest
and sell where he can sell the dearest.
The masses often lose sight of this dis
tinctive feature of the Democratic party
and are too proud to think thero is littU
if any difference between it and its old
time enemy, the Republican party. The
leaders, however, of that organization
see clearly the reason for the faith that is
in them. And that reason accounts for
the free silver Democrats not joining the
Populist party. Wade Hampton a
short time siiice in the city of Omaha '
voiced the sentiments of intelligent De
mocrats when he said he was opposed to
the government ownership of the Pacific
R. R. Even Mr. Bryan, who is almost a
Populist (?), can go no farther than gov
ernment control. Do not think for a
moment that any honest Democrat Hill
ever join the Populist party until he has
met with a complete change of heart. In
order to espouse its principles "he must
be born again."
Water and oil will not mix.
The Democratic party will never favor
government ownership of railroads, tele
graph and telephone lines and municipal
ownership of street car lines and lighting
plants. In order to do so, it must first
surrender the position it has so tena
ciously maintained for the past one hun
dred years and as an organization droj
into oblivion. This it will never do a
long as our present economic system
lastsjonly under tbecooperativecommon-
wealth will it cease to exist. ....
then for the first time in the history of
the world have true individual freedom
through cooperation, and the individual
ist (or anarchist) will then have no reason
for an existence. H. S. Aley, M. D.
Lincoln, Neb.
P. S. The above was written shortly
after the Grand Island convention, and
is published at this time in order to com
bat the idea that seems so prevalent, vis.
the immediate dissolution of the Demo
cratic party. We contend that in spite
of its present overwhelming defeat that
organization will soon "rise from its
ashes," and in the future will be the open
and avowed champion of ind ivid nal ism.or
anarchy, as against state cooperation or
socialism. In other words, the true enemy
of the people. H. S. A.
Confiscation That Confiscates
Tbbdon, Neb., Nov. 19, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
As all Populists prophesied before elec
tion, defeat the Populists, and Brewer
and Dundy would sustain thejnjunction
restraining the railroad company of Ne
braska from putting into effect the max
imum freight bill. Commenting on this
the State Journal, Nov. 16th, says: "la
grappling with the central idea of ignor
rant and irresponsible railroad regula
tion, the judge makes the issue plain and
clear to the minds of the people that the
federal courts will not on a proper show
ing permit the confiscation of the prop
erty of citizens of tbe United States by a
state legislature on any pretext whatever,
Mr. State Journal, I have before me a
book with the compliments of Philip
Andrus (deputy commissioner of labor for
the state of Nebraska) for the years 1891
and 1892. This was when we had Mc
Kinley tariff in all its glory and before it
was threatened by Clevelandism,theyear
that John M. Thurston said labor was
the most highly remunerated it ever had
been in the history of theworld. So from
the light shown by Mr. Andrus let's see
what about the confiscation of Nebraska
property. In bis report be took great
pains to find theamount of out shipments
from all tbe railroad stations in the state,
which amounted to 1117,000,000. This
would be a fair showing on its face, but
when we come to analyze by counties we
find of this amount Douglas 'and Otoe
counties show is $60,000,000,leaving on
ly 157,000,000 for the rest of the state,
or the purely agricultural portion of the
state in gainful occupations. I will es
timate from the 10th census that there
were 200,000 engaged in farming, which
would give them $285 each for theirlabor
and capital. From this they must live,
support their families, pay taxes, keep
up repairs, buy new machinery, and last
but not least pay interest' on about 178,
000,000 of mortgages, besides innumer
able millions of private debts. After all
this please tell how much less than con
fiscated are the farms of Nebraska. If
we, the farmers, only got f 285 for our
service and capital that year, what will
we get this? To the readers of The
Wealth Makers permit roe to recom
mend some one or more of you in each
community to send to Carroll. D.
Wright, Washington, D. C, for abstract
of 11th census. It is the best hand book
on Populism I have ever seen.
Geo. W atkins.
What la a Populist?
Editor Wealth Makers:
A Populist is one who believes in life,
. in the useful passing of days, in produc
I tive labor, in the emancipating power of
, education. He is one who confides him
self to the great Will which is the founda
tion of all things. A Populist is one who
. knows brotherly love, who cannot con
ceive of his own habpiness apart from
others, who is one with the whole, who
marches in the ranks and loves humanity
as he loves his family and country, with
all the emotion of his heart and all the
power of sacrifice. A Populist isone who
tries to govern himself not according to
his passions, his interests, or the caprice
and violence of others, but in accordance
with la ws of justice and equity. A Popu
list is one who knows how to fight and
suffer for what is good, for what he loves,
for what he worships. He is one who
hates evil and declares againstit without
mercy, knowing tnat our greatest fault
is a failure to keep God's commandment
to "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
Yours fraternally,
. Wm. H. Crane.
Co-Operative Brotherhood Formed to Fat
Socialism Into httect In Missouri.
Cabthage, Mo., Dec.10. "The Co
operative Brotherhood" is the name
of an organization now being formed
by a number of Missourians of a so
cialistic turn of mind, with A. B.
Francisco of Clinton as president and
George W. William of Humansvilla
as treasurer. The .organization is
said to bo backed by men of ability.
It is proposed to establish a colony
where a practical , demonstration of
tbe Bellamy idea of life may be given.
A great tract of land adjacent to
abundant - water power within an
hour's ride of Carthage is being ne
gotiated for. The colony will live as
much as possible without aid of the
outside world and will have its own
factories, farms, mines and all other
things necessary to the wants of
man. Inducements will be offered to
colonists, but the nature of these are
yet a secret
Sedgwick County's, Kansas, Preeaoatlag
Offleer Charged With Aooaptlag
Bribes, Misappropriating Flaes
and Doubly Collecting Costs
He Deaonnoee the
Charges as Blackmail. ,
Wichita, Ran,, Dec. I 0. Last even
ing County Attorney Willard Boone
and Attorney W. J. Skelton engaged
in a fistic encounter, in which Boone
punished Skelton for alleged black
mail. To-day Skelton filed proceed
ings for disbarment against Boone
and Judge Reed set the case for hear
ing on December 19.
Skelton charges that County At r
ney Boone has collected and reta rd
for his own use, by virtue of his office,
numerous sums of money to dismiss
cases pending against criminals, and
has collected costs in cases from de
fendauts on promises to dismiss crim
inal charges against them, has appro
priated such costs to his own uses and
has caused the county to also pay the
same costs; that Boone bas accepted
money and payment of costs from
fiersons convicted of misdemeanors in
ustices .courts who appealed to the
district court, to dismiss the cause in
the higher court and afterwards in
dorsed the bills for the same costs
against the county and himself re
tained the amounts paid to him
personally, that Boone began
a number of liquor prose
cutions and afterward entered
into a compact with the defendants
to dismiss the charges on payment of
the costs and $35 attorney's fee in
each ease and the payments de
manded were made and the eases
dropped, the money collected being
appropriated by Boone to his own
uses; that on one Sunday, Boone got
drunk in a saloon and when the po
lice officers ordered the place closed
countermanded the order and agreed
to protect the violators of the law,
and that he became so noisy that the
police officers threw him ont of the
saloon into the gutter; that he is a
frequenter of joints and is constantly
found in them drunk and disorderly,
and that he is in the habit of order
ing wines and liquors and telling the
jointists they would be credited for
the same on their fines.
The charges are all definite and the
names of those with whom Boone is
alleged to have entered into these
deals are given.
Boone denies the charges in toto
and he says that he will have Skelton
arrested on a charge of blackmail.
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mi der unkel samyewl
tew rite me a letter
en yewr oan sine manyewl
fer i notis thet peepel
hoo think themselves pumkins
print most uv ther letters
tew uz kuntry bumkins
an ime glad tew lern
yewve made up yer mind
tew Btoddi fynans
an things uv thet kind
fer ever sins adum
went under the stubbel
ets munui thets made
the most uv the trubbel
now et ma seam od
er even kwite funni
but there onli wun trik
in this gameuv munni
jus kapcher thet
an hole ontite
yewl keep on top
en every flte
ets ez simpel ez simpel
ez wel ken be
but thats jus the reesen
weer awl et see
when ye part with a doller
get a nuther wun bak
an hard tims an poverti
fli the trak
awl peepel kneeds
- ez a chans tew swop
on evnn turms
krop fer krop
an now let me giv yew
whil yew wach the devvel
an see him skwint
sow now deer unk el
yew no whi i preech
the gospul tew sinners
an awl i ken reech
tew the rich an the pore
an the reverund fawlstaff
yer affexshunet neffew
sam fonagraf
breeder and deeler
nv hi grad mewls
an suddin deth
tew goald base fewls
Gold peere All Me; lit Again.
Washington; Dec. 3. The cash bal
ance in the treasury at the close of
business yesterday was $140,887,464;
gold reserve, $103,016,178, showing an
increase since last Wednesday of
$100 Reward, $100.
Tbe renders of this papar will be pleased to
learn that there Is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to care la all its statres
and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Care Is the
only positive core now known to the medical
fraternity. Catarrh being- a eoastitntloaal dis
ease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Tare Is taken Internally, actio directly
opoo tbe blood and roncons surfaces of tbe sys
tem, thereby dretroyln; tbe fonndatioa of tbe
disease, and giving the patient strength by build
ing ap tbeconitltntlon and assisting natare In
doing Its work. Tbe proprietors hare so much
faith Id Its enrativs powers, that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it falls to care.
Bend for list of testimonials. Address,
F. J. CHKNET A CO., Toledo, 0.
JWbold by Druggist, 74o.
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"The Prairie Farmer" and "The Picture
Magazine." Send in your subscription.
You will want good reading matter for
the family during the long winter even.
The largest Manufacturers of
On this Coctintnt, here received
from the (test
Industrial and Food
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Unlike the Dutch Proem, ae Atke
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Their delMone BREAKFAST COCOA b ebnlaMbr
pais sad soluble, end mu Urn thmm im arai e eie
I kdn tttad atjtrtel I
Why Was It
that Ayer's Baraaparllla, out of the great
number of similar preparations manufac
tured throughout the world, was the only
medicine of the kind admitted at the
World's Fair, Chicago? And why was it
that, in spite of the united efforts Of the
manufacturers of other preparations, the
decision of the World's Fair Directors was
not reversed?
According to Rule IS "Artloles
that are In any way dangerous er
offensive, also patent medicines,
nostrums, and empirloal prepara
tions, whose Ingredients are con
cealed, will not be admitted to the
Exposition," and, therefore
Becauu Ayer's Sarsaparllla is not a
patent medicine, not a nostrum, and not
a secret preparation.
Becaut Its proprietors had nothing to
eonceal when questioned as to the for
mula from which It Is compounded.
Becauu It Is all that It Is claimed to be
a Compound Concentrated Extract of
Sarsaparllla, and in every sense, worthy
the Indorsement of this most Important
committee, called together tor passing
upon the manufactured products of the
entire world.
Admitted for Exhibition
I. W. CAftea, Free. I, f.
O. L.
V. 1. Libs, ftWr.
Leaders Requested to Meet at St,
Loots in December
, St. Louis, Nov. 80. The followingcall
has been issued:
St. Louis, Mo., Nov., 80, 1894. Byre,
quest of the national committee of the
People's party, and at the suggestion of
the chairman of the state committees, I
hereby call a meeting of the national
committee of the national People's party
to meet in the ladies auxiliary of the Lin
dell hotel in the city of St Louis, Mo.,
December 28 and 29, 1894. In addition
to the members of the national committee
tbe chairmen of the state committees,
members of the "Reform Press Associa
tion," People's party senators and repre
sentatives in the Fifty-third congress and
those selected to the Fifty-fourth con
gress, and all others who have taken a
prominent part in the organization of
the party, and also those who are willing
to work and vote with the People's party
in the future for monetary reform are in
vited. The object of this meeting is to
map out a policy for an educational cam
paign between now and the meeting of
the next national convention, and any
other business which may come before the
committee. The committee will discuss
and act upon every phase of the present
industrial condition of thecountry. This
will be the most important meeting held
since the Omaha convention.
Senator Stewart, Lafe Pence, General
J. B. Weaver, General J. G. Field, Marion
Butler, Harry Skinner, M. W. Howard,
J. H. McDowell, Hon. Miles Standish, ex
Governor Pennoyer of Oregon, Thomas
V. Ca.tor, P. M. Wardell, J. M. Devine,
J. L. Johnson, Colonel A. C. Fiske, Dr. A.
Coleman, John P. Stelle, M. C. Kankin, J.
N. Davis, Thomas Fletcher, H. L. Loucks,
W. S. Morgan and many other leaders
who are not members of the committee
have promised to be present.
Hon. J. B. Follette, Equitable building,
St. Louis, Mo., has charge of arranging
all the details of this meeting.
H. E. Tatjbkneck,
Chairman of National Committee oi the
People's Party.
I'rotectlon Against Train Kobbers.
Chicago, Dec. 10. A railroad car
which is said to be bullet proof is be
ing constructed. The new car will
be supplied with cages, designed to
be opened only from the outside by a
station master; In these cages the
safe and more valuable parcels are to
be placed. The arrangement is such
that if robbers succeed in entering
the car they will be exposed to the
fire of the messenger from a bullet
proof compartment in each end of the
car, the messenger being also able to
shoot along the sides1 of the car to
protect the engineer
Official 1 ls;ares From Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis., Dec. 10. At the of
ficial canvass of votes cast at the re
cent election, it was developed that
the total was the greatest cast in the
history of the state, being 3,868
greater than in the election of 1802.
Upbwa f or g-ovsrnor h&st 43,1)60 plural
ity. Branch for lieutenant governor
61,053, and other Republican candi
dates in excess of 59,000. The ten
Republican 'congressional candidates
are elected by pluralities ranging
from 4.380 to 10,783, with the excep
tion of Sauerherlng in the Second
district, who skinned in with only 265
plurality over Barwlg, Democrat ,
He Fb Uriel krace tepj of Ri
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in toe Sunt.
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"Cured my cough like magic" is the
frequent expression of those who testily
to the merits of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
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Irrigated Farm Lands
THHE SAN LDIS VALLEY, COLORADO, is a stretch of level plain about
as large as the State of Connecticut, lying between surrounding ranges
of lofty mountains and watered by the Rio Grande River snd a score or
more of small tributary streams. It was tbe bottom of a great sea, whose de
posits have made a fertile soil on an average more than ten feet deep. The
mountains are covered with great deposits of snow, which melt and famish
the irrigating canals with water for the farmers' crops.
" The Climate is Unrivaled.
Almost perpetual sunshine, and the elevation of about 7,000 feet dispels all
malaria, nor are such pests as ehinch bugs, weevil, etc;, found there. Flo WW O
artesian wells are secured at a depth, on an average, of about 100 feet, and at
a cost of about 125.00 each. Such is the flow that they are being ntilised for
irrigating the yards, garden and vegetable crops. The pressure is suQcient to
carry the water, which is pure, all through the farmers' dwellings.
Already several thousand miles of large and small irrigating canals have been
built and several hundred thousand acres of lands made available for farmlnj
operations. Irrigation is an insurance against failure of crops, because suc
cess is a question only of the proper application of water to them. The-loss of
a single corn or wheat crop in Nebraska, for instance, would more than equal
the cost of irrigating canals to cover the entire state, so important is the cer
tainty of a fall crop return to any agricultural state. The San Lnis Valley
will grow
Spring wheat cats, barlsy, pess, heps, bsana,
potatcss, vegetables and all kinds cf small fruits
and many of tha hardier varieties cf apples,
pears and all kinds cf cherries.
In the yield of all these products n has nevbb bbek bubpamkd bt ant othkb
section on tbe continent.
Forty Acres Enough Land.
Forty acres is enough land for the farmer of ordinary means and help. Be
sides the certainty of return, the yield, under the conditions of proper irriga
tion, will average far more than the 160-acre farms in tbe 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 Valley, all within
six miles of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, convenient markets and
shipping statious, for sale at $15.00 per acre. Most of these lands are fenced
and have been under cultivation and in many instances have wells and some
buildings, everything ready to proceed at once to begin farming. A shall
cash payment only is required where the purchaser immediately occupies tbe
premises, and long time at seven per cent, interest is granted for the deferred
payments. 4.
A Specially Low Homeseekers Rate
will be made you, your family and friends. Should you settle on these lands
the amount yon paid for railroad fare will be credited to yon on yonr pay
ments; and 'remember the land is perfectly and thoroughly ihhioated, and
the land and perpetuel water rights are sold you for less than other sec
tions ask for simply the water rights without the land. No betteb lands
exist anywhere on earth. For further particulars, prices of land, railroad
fare, and all other information call on or address, .
(Mention this paper.)
Manager Cdtrsdo Land A Immlgratiea Ca.,
Sulpho-Saline . .
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and Sanitarium,
Corner 14th and M 8U f Lincoln, Neb
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Open at All Hours Day and Night
All Forms of Baths.
Turkish, Russian, Romm and Electric
Witt special atteatloa to tha application ot
Natural Salt Water Baths
ersral Ubms stronger taaa sea vater.
Raenmatlsm, Bkla. Blood aad Nervons Dis
eases, Liver aad Kidney Troablss aad Caroals
Ailment are treated saoosscfsll.
SjSsa Cathingssy
mnr be enjoyed at all seaaoas la oar I are SALT
BWIMMINO VOOL, Kaltt last, to 10 leet deep,
heated to I altera tenperatsre olf degrees.
D3- H. E- and J. 0. EVESSTT,
UaaaflBf Pajatdaa.
The Uzn Ccrsr.cnwsitfo.
mBI great People's party 12L
JL York, aad organ et the CsOfr-
saaraxoant ot tea UnJtod tttaiae, aadCMias.
Prioa, BO Cant Pot Year,
ampla Caplaa Fre
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mktaceaSv BjeeoaxTa,B.T.
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Reduced : Rites 1
lev wand trip ticks ts to
Ilany Tourist Points.
... AMONG THSU . . .
Hot Springs, Deadwood, Rapid Cty.
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Dulnth,
Ashland, Bayfield, Madison,
Milwaukee, Ooonomoweo, Wis.
Anil other nnlnta too nnmarona to m
tion in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan,
New York, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Maine, Ontario, Eto.
For rates, maps, eta., see
8. A. Mosreb, A- 8. FreLBiNO,
Qen'l Art City T'kt. Axt
117 So. 10th St, Lincoln, Neb.
Dipof. Cor. 8 and 8th Eta.