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January 17, 1895
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Justice has a terrible face for the op
pressors, but a divinely beautiful face for
The greed of the members who make
up the majority led to a great strife over
the spoils of the legislature.
A government of injunctions, by judg
es, tor the corporations. What shall we
call it, evolution or devilution?
The currency bill in likely to be de
feated. But so far as the banks are con
cerned it makes little difference. "Heads
1 win; tails you lose."
The concluding chapter of our serial
"The Modern Martha," will be published
next week. The manuscript came in too
late to give it place this week.
Justice in thecoinmercial world would
keep all happily working, exchanging
and enjoying, and panics and periodic
hard times would be unknown.
The pay of all office holders and clerks
would bear cutting down one half, and
leave enough applicants to fill all places,
and as well as they are now filled.
What known good did the last Con
gress accomplish, except to help open the
eyes of 600,000 voters who left the old
party ranks and joined the Populists?
Sat, why should the interest crop grow
without labor, and harvest itself every
year, in seasons of drouth as well as when
rain comes? Does money have rights
that labor has not?
Willing workers wanting jobs and
without bread! Curses high as heaven
and deep as hell upon those whose greed
and power and lies produce the world's
The great question is, how to exchange
equitably our products, or how to get
qui table pay for our labor, so as to be
able to command as much labor as we
furnish. Then all could be kept at work.
The loss of nearly $27,000,000 in
gold by the treasury in the past six
weeks indicates that another issue of
bonds must be promptly forthcoming it
no change is made in the currency sys
tem," says the United States Investor.
and the people's bands ore tied by Igno
rance and party chains.
BIH0 IV THE RIKG3
Had not the Pop legislature interfered,
with a desire to iret for the state the in
terest that the banks might be willing to
pay for the deposits of state money, the
collapse of the tapltal national Dan
would not have caused the state any
loss, for there was ample security in the
treasurer's bonds, which were signed by
the leading bankers of Nebraska. state
The article from which the above para
graph is taken is entitled, "The Care of
State Funds," and is called forth by the
great defalcation of Taylor, the stats
treasurer of South Dakota. The South
Dakota law is, we believe, exactly like
the Nebraska law before the Populists
got into power and passed the act requir
ing the state treasurer to turn the inter
est on state funds over to the state, in.
stead of appropriating it himself and
sharing it with his friends in the ring
who thus were able to reimburse them
selves several times for the campaign
corruption funds advanced to elect their
The Populists in Nebraska broke up
the county and state rings who, from the
first settlement of the state, had been
running the political machinery in their
own interest with a part of the interest
perquisites which they were allowed t
draw from millions of dollars of taxes
held and loaned by them to favored
oanks. It was a splendid reform, but it
was very obnoxious legislation to the
old party rings and bosses and boodle
iKliticians. The State Journal of course
was bitterly opposed to anything that
interfered with the rings and boodlers,
being itself chief buzzard and spoils
gatherer of the ring rulers. Since 1 871
it has gathered in in fat takes from the
state house $446,000. And as it has
"belly and brass" illimitable, it can even
charge "the Pop legislature" with an un
justifiable interference with the state
funds ring as the cause of the loss of
1286,000 state funds deposited in the
Capital National bank. The loss, if col
lection can not be made, will be due
entirely to a worthless bond which Gov
ernor Crounse, Attorney-General Allen
and Secretary of State Hastings approv
ed. At least three illegalities were appar
ent in the bond as verified, and these
illegalities, making the bond worthless,
must have been recognised by them, "i'he
Populist law requires interest on publis
funds to be paid to the state instead of
to private parties, requires bonds to be
given by the banks that receive deposits,
as well as bonds from the treasurer. The
only way for the state to lose anything
is by the approval of illegal, worthless
bonds, and those who approve such
bonds should be placed under bonds in
the pen that will force them to respect
their sworn duty. There is no more risk
taking bonds of the banks that pay in
terest to the state for the use of public
funds, than there is in taking bonds or
endorsements from the same banks to
pay interest into the private pockets of a
But the Journal of course is of opinion
that "the state will do better to let the
interest go and be content with the sub
stantial safety of the principal under th
Ring ont th new; ring; In th old.
Beaton the Moaher that we neid;
Give power commensurate with greed:
Ring In again the relirn of gold.
"AHEAD OF THE TIMES."
Some two or three wpeks ago one oi
our subscribers complained that The
Wealth Makers was about a thousand
yeais ahead of the times. The idea he
meant to convey doubtless was, that we
are advocating political measures and
applying moral principles that the people
are not ready for.
It is perhaps true that we are publish
ing the most advanced moral and politi
cat ideas, ideas that some will not receive.
It may also be true that we are teaching
only what must be accepted before the
people can be saved from oppression.
But are we teaching anything no'
found in the Populist creed adopted a
Omaha? We think not
Let us see. The chief plank on thi
money question demands government
money for the people "at a tax not to
exceed two per cent per annum." That
is what we call for, and we show how
money can be thus cheaply furnished ant.
automatically regulated in volume, ad
justing itself to the people's needs ano
pro riding a dollar of unfluctuating
value, by means of a financial system
which would prevent money from beinp
drawn out of circulation. If we are crit
icised for thus teaching on the monej
question, it must be bv those who are at
least three years behind the times, and
behind the party of the times.
So also on the land, transportation,
telegraph and other monopoly questions,
we are sunpiy reariV'the' l'opuTist de
mands enunciated at Omaha, and edu
eating honest voters to see their reason
ableness, justice and the necessity of ei
acting them into law. If any one calls
our political teaching ahead of the times.
then the Omaha platform is ahead of the
Well, it is ahead of what we now have.
and that is why it has value. But if the
masses of the people cannot be made to
see that its essential demands, viz: gov
ernment ownership of natural and eco
nomic monopolies, as the means of de
liverance, and be led to join the People's
party, they cannot escape being slaves
Politically we are simply intelligently np
with those who oppose private monop
oly control of the means of subsistence,
the natural resources, capital and prices.
Three weeks ago we attended the Na
tional Conference of the party lead
ers at St, Louis, and w found Tun
Wealth Makers in perfect touch and
agreement with the great body of that
representative gathering. The one-idea
men wereoutnurobered more than twenty
to one on the floor of the Conference.
But is not The Wealth Makers going
ont of its way to preach socialism and
communism; an industrial co-operation
destructive of freedom and individual
evolution; and is it not thus driving
sensible people away from us by its dan
gerous doctrines? Has its editor not
gone wild over "a new kind of corpora
tion," a visionary project that fills his
brain and destroys his practical sense?
Now listen. No one has said this to
us, nor a mild quarter of it; but there
are men who are afraid of any ideas but
their own, and some of these wish to
keep all ideas not received by them out
of The Wealth Makers, or, failing in
this, to destroy its reputation and influ
ence. We recognize the party's right to
require in its party organ that the party
principles be faithfully advocated and its
demands elucidated. It must also have
the right to insist that nothing contrary
to or conflicting with the party principles
be taught in its organs. Beyond this it
has no jurisdiction. Individuals in a
party have the rights, also, that the
party as a whole has, only one must not
mistake himself for the party when
others, the majority perhaps, honestly
differ with him.
There are questions of the greatest im
portance that are not of a political na
ture, questions of right and wrong that
rise above any laws that men have made
or propose to make. Such questions it
is always in order to discuss, and The
Wealth Makehs will continue to dis
cuss them. With many of us the ones.
tion of how we are to obtain work and
provide for our families, is a matter too
painfully pressing "to leave in the hands
of politicians even of the Populist type.
No one whose heart bleeds for suffering
humanity can limit his labors to politi
cal lines alone. God's law is already en
acted, may be obeyed now, and obeyed
would bind us together in love, in mutual
service, and save us from want and anx
iety. No one can deny this fact. There
fore it is moral sense, business sense and
common sense to proclaim it and wake
people np to realize it That is our of
fense, if offense it be, advocating volun
tary fraternal co-operation as the begin
ning of obedience, while at the same time
we have not forgotten the solidarity of
mankind, that we must have co-opera
tion not in a small community alone,
but the union of all whose interests are
common, co-operation at the ballot box
and everywhere. Corporations consist
of individuals who increase their power
by combining, and the individual work
ers who are so foolish as not to sink
their differences and combine their re
sources and labors are being reduced to
a slave's dependence. The laws favor
corporations, therefore incorporate, we
say. There is economy in combination,
therefore incorporate. Corporations are
a social and economic necessity, there
fore all must incorporate, be bound to
gether to serve one another. :
"Ahead of the times?" Yes, just as far
as the eternal past and present law is. If
the people choose to call it impracticable
and impossible to love one another, to
fraternally co-operate, and suffer another
thousand years the evils of the selfish
struggle, they can do it. But we. are of
opinion that they have suffered about as
long as they will. They have been de
ceived by false conceptions and misled by
selfish standards, for ages, but new clear
light is now breaking. "Let there be
light!" ' . .
THE BARRETT S00TT 0ASE
The Barrett Scott abduction case in
Holt county appears to us to be a con
spiracy ou the part of his friends to get
him out of the hands of the law. That
he was murdered is extremely improbable,
because murderers who combine to do so
public an art as dividing a company and
killing one, think only of getting them
selves away without burdening them'
selves with the body of their victim.
There is so far not the least evidence that
the man was killed; and it is absurd to
hold that his enemies would care to maks
him a prisoner.
On the other hand, if under cover of
alleged assault and suggested murder he
can get out of the county with his plun
der, the world is wide and he can keep
out of jail and Bpend it in South America,
Australia, or anywhere he chooses.
VI0T0BY FOR THE PEOPLE
Our song, entitled "The Taxpayers
Settle the Bills," which has become so
popular, was written by a Kansas City
newspaper man who was taking a hand
in the fight with the Gas company which
was trying to get its franchise extended.
The struggle has just ended and the tax
payers are victorious. This song is one
of the seventy in Armageddon. ....
"In old daya the robber lived oat In the wood,
Or dwelt In a hole In the ground.
And cheerfully frote to the traveller' good
Whenever he happened around.
O, the robber of old waa simple and bold
And rarely put on any trills;
But tha robber today has quite a different way.
And the taxpayer look to the bills, bill,
Tha tezpayera aettl the bill."
The old Uas company in Kansas City
had a monopoly and sold gas for $1.60
per thousand feet It tried to boodle au
ordinance throngh to extend ' this rate
and its monopoly, but met with opposi
tion and later tried to get $1.40 and a
sew thirty year franchise. But a new
company was formed which offered to
furnish gas for a price not to exceed $1X0
per thousand feet The city has granted
the new company a franchise for a period
of thirty years, but retains the right to
purchase the plant in twelve years, or at
any time thereafter, at an appraised
valuation. The city stipulates also that
the gas must be of a specified candle
power, requires a deposit of $50,000 in
cash, or a bond in the sum of $75,000
that the company will expend a prescrib
ed sum on its plant, and the company
must pay two per cent of its gross re
ceipts from the sale of gas to private
Thegrowth of public sentiment against
allowing valuable franchises to be gi wn
away or purchased with boodle which
enriches aldermen, legislators and con
gressmen, is healthy and strong. It is
the spirit of Populism, take notice.
Municipal ownership of municipal mono
polies and government ownership of
national or interstate monopolies is the
demand of enlightened public sentiment.
The cities which cannot immediately take
possession of their transit, light and
power works, are providing to do it later
B00K8 AND MAGAZINE8
Social Evolution, by Benjamin Kidd.
This book is a landmark from wbicl
many men who have been in sore perplex
ity will take their bearings, and it is hop
ed that it will prove a guide worthy of
being followed. It is a great book, and
has already been characterized as one of
the greatest of the century.
The writer is thoroughly committed to
the doctrines of evolutionary science, and
applies them with keen logic to the social
problems of the present day. Those laws
apply to the evolution of society as
to lower orders of life. The fundamental
condition of human progress is selec
tion, competition, the doctrine of the
survival of the fittest of Darwin.
"It is, therefore, an inevitable law of
life amongst the higher forms that com
petition and selection must not only
always accompany progress, but that
they must prevail amongst every form
of life which is not actually retrograd
ing." It seems to be a physiological law
that where this constant selection does
not go on among the higher " forms of
life, these forms must go backwards, for
it must be by selection from the best and
not the average or poor that progress is
possible. But man has a reason, can see
the onerous conditions under which he
labors, that it is only by sacrifice that
progress of society or the race is made.
He has the power to overthrow those
conditions, to stop the sacrifice and thus
the progress, for why should he sacrifice
himself for those yet unborn? His reason
tells him not to sacrifice himself. Self
preservation is the first law of nature,
and reason can reach no farther than the
present lifeof the individual. Why should
he allow progress to continue and he be
left behind? Evidently Mrs. Mona Caird
did not believe in it when she depreciated
"this absurd sacrifice to their children of
generation after generation of grown
people. So it follows that there can be
no rational sanction for theconditionsof
What is it then that makes men under
go sacrifice and subordinate themselves
to the good of society and the racer It
is the function of religious belief to furn
ish the "ultra-rational sanction" for such
sacrifice. Altruism has begun to conquer
individualism in our western civilization.
The movement called socialism is the re
sult of this growth of the Altruistic
spirit, though the antbor disagrees with
the social leaders in this, that while they,
apparently at least, wish to do away
with all competition and selection, be
thinks competition and selection the very
condition of progress, a law of life com
manded by Altruistic feeling for which
there is a supernatural sanction born of
God. The work for society in socialism,
then, is not to run contrary to the con
ditions of progress, but to put competi
tion and selection on the right basis by
guaranteeing freedom and equality of
opportunity. All evolution (chapter IX)
is not primarily intellectual or rational
but religious, ultra-rational.
All together, this is a book thatnoman
seeking light on this great question can
possibly afford to miss. He ought to
have it by him so that he can digest it
entirely; for, in matters of such supreme
importance, to make a mistake as to the
natural, inevitable laws of the evolution
of the race would be fetal.
Published by MacMillan & Co., New
York City. Price $1.75.
Bulfinch's Mythology. The Age of
Fables, Revised by E. E. Hale.
Lee and Shepard have recently publish
ed u new edition of the above. The book
has been revised and enlarged and is un
usually attractive in print, binding and
paper. The illustrations are excellent
and it goes without saying that the edit
ing is all that could be desired. We know
of no other book that can in a just sense
take the place of this long time standard.
It ought to be in every household where
there are boys and girls. Parents seldom
realize how much their children lose if
they fail to get a glimpse of the mythical
world of gods and heroes. Children when
young live in that world; and to keep
them from enjoying it is to leave one
part of their character undeveloped.
But especially it ought to be at the
elbow of every boy or girl who has at
tained age enough to be in the higher
grades of the grammar schools or in the
high school. They cannot get what they
should out of their study of history,
literature, and the languages without a
knowledge of what this book contains.
But adults even need a book of
this kind, for no one can be a wide and
intelligent reader of English literature, to
say nothing of any other, without a
knowledge of Greek and Roman and
In these days of intense materialism
and realism, mythology "and idealism
form a healthful correction.
Published by Lee & Shepard, Boston.
Elder Conklin and Other Stories, by
Is a collection of six stories bound to
gether in an attractive manner, with
good paper and type. The stories have
a true western flavor, and while they
differ in style from his, they remind one
of Bret Harte. They are intensely real
istic and show vividly the awkward
strength and pathetic weakness in west
ern life. Frank Harris, we take it, is a
new writer, but he is a keen observer of
life and has a strong grasp. There is a
great field for fiction writing in western
life, airtf he -who stakes the first elaun
can have his choice of material.
"Elder Conklin," the first slretcn, is a
strong piece of work and is in most re
spects the best of the list. '
"The Sheriff and His Partner," shows
the finest touches, and indicates, per
haps, the greatest ability to delineate
those typical western scenes now gone
"Gnlmorethe Boss," is so realistic
that one can hardly persuade himself
that it all did not occur in his own town.
Published by MacMillan & Co., New
York city. Price, $1.25.
Waymarks for Teachers, by Sarah L.
Nebraska teachers who have listened
with so much benefit to Miss Arnold at
two State Teachers' Associations will
welcome this book. It is the result of
her experience and is intended to help the
every-day teacher in a very plain, defi
nite way to good, every-day teaching.
The trouble with so many books for
teachers is that they generalize too
much and do not come down to particu
lars, to the plain, definite "how to do it."
Teachers will find especial - help, now
much needed, in chapters on Lessons on
Plants and Animals, etc. We would,
however call particular attention to
chapters on Reading, Spelling and Lan
guage, and Numbers. Those are the
the things, alter an. mat we need to
make vigorous with new life.
Teachers will do well to own a copy of
this book so that they can well digest it.
Published by Silver, Burdette & Co.,
The North American Review for Jan
uary contains a variety of valuable pa
pers by prominent writers and leaders,
among which are "Problems Before the
Western Farmer," by Governor Lewell
ing of Kansas, in which he gives the sta
tistics of 1890, showing that the farming
class of Kansas is being eaten up by an
interest bearing debt amounting in the
aggregate to nearly $500 per capita,
$500 against ererr man, woman and
child. Albert D. Vandam writes on "The
Influence of the Napoleonic Legend."
Hon. Charles Emory Smith, our ex-minister
to Russia, writes on, "The Young
Czar and his Advisers." The Director of
the Mint discusses "The Future of Gold."
Mark Twain writes humorously of "What
Paul Bourget Thinks of Us." Worthing
ton C. Ford, Chief of the Bureau of Sta
tistics at Washington has a pafter oil
"Our Trade With China." "The Military
Systems of Europe and America" are
compared by Lieutenant-Colonel William
Ludlow. "Shall we have Free Ships" is
considered by Edward Kemble. "The
New Death Duties in England, "are given
and discussed by the Earl of Nottingham.
Ex-Speaker Reed writes on "Historic
Political Upheavals" and there are other
articles, notes and comments, chief of
which describes "Working Class Tene
ments in London." By the way, why
should society be divided into workers
and shirkers? And why should the work
ers beforced to live in crowded tenements,
and the shirkers be allowed to live in
houses of luxury?
The Century for January contains a
second installment of the Life of Napo
leon; "Wanted A Situation," by Har
riet Allen; "Scenes in Canton," by Flor
ence O'Driscoll, "The Armor of Old
Japan," by M. D. Hunter; "A Lady of
New York," by Robert Stewart; a sketch
of the painter, Govaert Flinck; "Festi
vals in American Colleges for Women,"
A. A. Wood; an illustrated article
on Maxim's new flying machine
by the inventor; "Glimpses of Lin
coln in War Time," by Noah Brooks;
a continuation of Mrs. Burton Harri
son's serial, "An Errant Wooing," and
of Marion Crawford's "Casa Biaccio,"
hexiileH poems and topics of the times.
A very interesting uiid finely finely illus
Thk Annals of the American Academy
for Januiiry contains "Economics in Ele
ment try Schools," by 1'rofesnor Simon
N. Pal ten; "The Break-up of the English
Party System," by Edward Parritt, Esq.;
"Wiener's Natural Value," by Dr. D. i.
Green; "Money and Bank Credits in the
United States," by H. W. Williams, Esq.:
and "How to Save Bi-Metallism," by the
Due de Noailles. Besides these leading
papers there are four briefer communica
tions, two reports of meetings, personal
notes and book reviews. The two new
departments, containing Notes ou Mu
nicipal Government and Sociological
Notes, contain much interesting and val
uable information. The whole makes up
a large volume of 192 pages. Philadel
phia; $6 per year.
The work of the courts is all the time
increasing, and away out of proportion
to the increase in population. Four bills
have been introduced in the legislature
to amend our state constitution to in
crease the pay of judges and to add to
their number. The three judges provided
for by the constitution were two years
ago given three associates, doubling
their working force, and yet the court is
nearly two years behind with its work.
Class legislation is what increases the
work of the courts. The laws are not
being mended so much as murdered by
our lawmakers. Almost every Legisla
ture and session of Congress leaves us
with worse laws than it finds us, as is
proved by the increase of crime and liti
gation. After a hundred years of law
making we ought to have on our statute
books perfectly just laws, which would
protect the poor, the ignorant, the weak
and the unfortunate.
The State University needs to have its
buildings enlarged to make room for the
great number of Nebraska young people
who are knocking at its doors. They
must not be turned away. Economy is
all right but it is not economy to keep
Nebraska brains that seek knowledge in
ignorance. We trust the Populists mem
bers of the legislatureand our first go ver.
nor will be in favor of such a bill as will
make the State University in room and
equipment all that our needs require.
We want yon to aotie vary new "ad"
in our columns. They are pat there es
pecially for your benefit
MU8I0 FOB TBE MAESES
Our song book, Armageddon, Is what
our great Industrial political movement
has been long in need of. Its value i
recognised and its songs will be the songs
of the workers every where, in their homel
and the social and political meetings.
Tbey alone furnish a very thorough edu.
cation in social questions, an education
for both heart and bead. We believe no
book of any sort placed upon the market'
has more tban a fraction of its power to
do good at the present time; no bookhas
in it so much power to stir the hearts of
the people and kindle determination and
enthusiasm; no presentation of truth can
be made to reach and effect so many Ba
the truth that is set to fine music and
sang to the people.
The Commander-in-chief of the Indus
trial Legion of America writes under da ts
October 4th, as follows:
"Your song book is tbs very best, and
fills a long-felt want in the party. It is a
song book; it is not machine rot, but
genuine high grade words and music. 1
shall issue a circular in a few days and1
recommend it to the Industrial Legion.
I congratulate you on your great work
The whole country will sing this music if
you can reach the people."
From the New York Voice we clip ths
Armageddon, TheSongsof the World 'a
Workers Who Go Forth to Battle with
the Kings and Captains and Mighty
Men. By George Howard Gibson. Manilla.
ISO pp., 85 cents, $3.60 a dozen. Lin
coln, Neb.; The Wealth Makers Publish
This is a collection of songs for the
times, with bright, catchy words and
good, stirring music. Among these are:
"Get Off the Earth," "We Have the Tariff
Yet," "The Taxpayers Settle the Bills,"
"Battle Hymn of the Workers," "God
Save the People," "That Honest Dollar,"'
"Hayseed in His Hair," "If I were a
Yoice," "A Politieran Here You See," "It
Stuck in His Crop," "Sunrise on the
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It is interest, or, as it used to be term
ed, usury, which is ruining the country.
It is not alone the interest tribute that
we pay on debts contracted which keeps
us ground down, but the paying of this
interest on tens of thousands of millions
(thirty billions) of obligations makes it
impossible for us to buy as much out of
the market as we sell into the market,
and this causes periodic a growing sur
plus of goods, falling prices, the throwing
out of employment of millions of work
ers, underconsumption-, starvation com
petition in wages, and ever spreading
poverty, degradation and ruin. Govern
ment banks would stop interest accumu
lations and wealth concentration.
There were bread riots in iNewtouna-
land last week. All caused by the greed
ol the Shylock class. The people borrow
ed credit of the banks at high rates of
interest till they had nothing left to pay
with. Then the banks bursted and all
credit ceased, and with it about all work.
There is plenty of fish in Newfoundland,
but they can't exchange it for otner
necessaries of life. Here in Nebraska the
neonle are feeding wheat to their hogs.
and fish is twelve cents a pound. ,
Top mnnpw of the countrv must all be
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duced, and so keep tneoemana lor gooas
equal to the supply, and all regularly at
work. The man who does not worK nas
no right to money.. And he who worka
must receive the money equivalent (com
manding no more and no less labor) ol
the wealth he creates.
Senator allen did a good stroke of
work in calling the country's attention
to the misuse of public funds to run for
private profit the Senate restaurant.
Ten thousand a year paid out without
warrantor authority of law to Page,
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i justice is
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