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About The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896 | View Entire Issue (May 30, 1895)
SO MOVES THE WORLD.
"We sleep and wake and sleep, Out all things
The Son flies forward to bis brother Snn :
-The dark Earth follows, wheeled In her ellipse;
And banian thlnics. returning on themselves.
Move onward, leading np the golden year.
Secretary Walter Q. Greshara is dead.
Fires are sweeping through northern
Wisconsin forests, doing great damage.
The government has got to pay back
$80,000 of income taxes it has received.
The New York State Democratic ed i tors
have met and adopted a goldbug plat
form. A wire nail trust is to be formed. All
the plants in the country except one will
be in the combination.
The injury by frost and dry weather
has been severe in fifteen states. The
prices of products are in consequence ris
ing. Dr. Mary Harris Thompson, of world
wide celebrity as a surgeon and founder
of the Chicago Hospital for Women and
The recent election in Italy shows that
the socialists are gaining. Returns show
them to have secured several seats in the
new Chamber of Deputies.
The Oregon state meeting of Republi
can League Clubs tabled a resolution to
instruct the delegates to demaud a free
silver resolution at Cleveland.
By a plan of reorganization and
manipulation of the stock the city of Chi
cago was robbed of $10,000,000 at oue
ju mp by the Gas Trust a few years ago.
Gen. Coxey has been mentioned as the
Populist choice for governor in eighteen
out of the twenty-one districts of Ohio,
and will accept the nomination aud make
TO REMOVE THE BAN.
Effort to Be Made to Reconsider
Boycott of Union Seminary.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 27. The ninth
day's session of the 107th general as
sembly attracted more than the ordin
ary number of commissioners for this
late day. The word had been passed
to the conservative leaders that the lib
erals were moving toward the repeal of
their pet measure, the boycotting of the
etudents of Union seminary. To this
end Moderator Booth has been besieged
' fcy some of the influential friends of the
seminary, and It is understood the plan
is to reconsider the vote of Wednesday
which placed the ban upon that Insti
tution. The report of the standing committee
on theological seminaries was read to
day by Dr. F. C. Montfort of Cincin
nati. William I. McEwen of Pittsburg was
announced as the chairman of the
$1,000,000 memorial fund committee.
An overture calling attention to the
"flagrant violation of the Sabbath by
congress," on the last Sunday of Its
session and asking for an expression
of condemnation by the general assem
bly having been presented, an answer In
accordance with the request was report
ed and adopted by vote of the assembly.
The answer carried with It a recom
mendation for a petition to congress,
graying against a repetition of this ac
MARKETS FOR AMERICA.
lonsular Reports on Avenues for Ex-
tending the United States' Trade.
Washington, May 27. The bureau of
statistics of the state department has
just published reports from consular of
ficers upon the oriental market for
idairy products and fruit. Consul Hunt,
at Hong Kong sums up the subject fop
t that part of China aa follows?
There are two articles condensed
milk and raisins from the United
States which are used by Europeans and
Chinese and should command an Im
portant place in the market. I might
add that butter, ham and bacon and all
V ds of salt meats are In demand at
Consul Sommer at Bombay says that
California canned fruits and preserves
are considered the best In the Bombay
market. No butter or cheese Is Im
ported from the United States.
Consul General Polk, at Calcutta,
says there is small chance for United
States fruit growers to secure a market
In Bengal. The United Kingdom has
most of the trade.
Vice Consul Boon, at Padang, reports
that the dairy products are almost ex
clusively from Holland and Switzer
land. The imported fruits there com
exclusively from California.
MARSHALS ARE DISCHARGED.
Whisky Trust Distilleries at Peoria Still
Peoria, 111., May 27.-The deputy
united States marshals from Chicago
who have been guarding the Distilling
and Cattle Feeding distilleries, left to
ff Regular watchmen were sworn
$Uhis morning to take their place.
Representative S. Shaffer, of Chicago,
author of the house bill to prohibit feed
ing of distillery slop, is in the city today.
He says the house will do nothing about
the matter until It comes to them from
People rightly have faith in Ayers
Sarsaparilla, more than in any other
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
Is modern machinery "labor saving?"
Don't labor have to work just as hard
as before? Shouldn't such machines be
ealled "capital saving?" Shouldn't the
time saved by machinery be divided so
that laborers get same pay for iewer
hours.instead of all the benefit going into
the pockets of the operators? Sledge
Democrats and Republicans who want
free silver, why not join the established
free silver party? What other as sensible
course is there for you? The People's
party has been organized and fighting
for several years. Old-party silver men
cannot hope to get up a separate party
that can be made effective tor several
vears to come, as every man who Is a
close observer or who has taken a hand
in orcaniziue a new party knows. Join
the Populists and makeyour votes count.
The encroachments of the judiciary up
on the sovereignty of the people is some
thing remarkable in these days. A judge
of one ot the minor United States courts
has forbidden the state of South Caroli
na to take further action toward holding
a convention to revise her state constitu
tion. The spirit of revolt in that state
against any interference with her sover
eignty has been active m times past,
when remonstrance was not so clearly
justifiable as at present. When an agent
of all the states can interfere with the
people of one of the states in the forma
tion of a state constitution, there is in
deed achanged order ofaff airs. Brockton
No man in all this land is free from the
burden of bebt. If he has no individual
debts, he still must pay in taxes for the
national, state county, city, township
and district debts. And if he has no
property and pays no taxes, does he es-
cape? Not if he labors, for labor pays
alt taxes in the end. Government ex
travaganse burdens labor and labor on
ly. Every bond is a mortgage on the
labor of coming years to enrich their
idleness. If you like such a system, keep
on voting for the old parties. Star and
Kills His Child and Himself
Out of work, penniless and too sensi
tive to live by his wife's toil, Louis Krac-
man, living at 508 South Lincoln street,
shot and killed his 3 year-old daughter
yesterday afternoon and then ended his
own life with the same weapon. Mrs.
Kracman, who works during the day in
n tailoring establishment a few doors
away, discovered t!he bodies of her hus
band and the child when she returned
from work in the evening. She fainted
when she saw what had taken place.
Kracman left a note telling" why he had
taken the child's life and his own. The
note was left on the kitchen table where
Kracman knew his wife would be certain
to find it immediately on her arrival
home, and reads as follows:
Dear Katie and Friends: Please don't
be angry with me for this and forgive me.
Katie, I did this because I am unable to
get work and cannot do anything for
little Libbie and you. I leave all my be
longings to you. Please bury us both in
the same grave.
It will simplify laws.
It will control monopoly.
It will purify the ballot.
It will supplant violence.
' It will broaden manhood.
It will prevent revolution.
It will make people think.
It will accelerate progress.
It will banish sectionalism.
It will sever party bondage.
It will simplify government.
It will wipe out plutocratic dictation.
It will reduce taxation to necessity.
It will prevent the bribery of our law
makers. It will establish home rule in all muni
cipalities. It will restore to the people their natu
It will aid honest representatives in
serving the people.
It will give us a governmenf by the
people and for the people, whose corner
stone is equal and exact justice to all.
Loyal American. .
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1895.
There is Still Eat One Entrance to The
Kingdom of Heaven .
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
Plain Talk to Plain People A Short Ser
mon to the Church by Rev. R. C.
Hardin of the Christian
The Law Is Again Discovered
Text: Matthew 520. For I say onto 700,
tbat except your righteousness shall exced the
righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye
shall in no vise enter Into the kingdom of heaven
These are the words spoken by Him
"who spoke as man never spoke," and
are therefore, worthy of our most earnest
What is Christ's standard of righteous
ness? Are we sure that we are better
than the very religious, very respectable
church members of Christ's time? Let us
honestly investigate and see.
The standards of faith and practice of
the Pharisees and Scribes are clearly laid
down, by Jesus, in the 23d chapter of the
gospel. They are therecalled hypocrites.
And Jesus offers as proof, the fact that
they "shut up the kingdom of heaven
against men," and would neither enter
themselves, nor permit those who would,
to do so. That they deovoured widows'
houses and for a pretense made long
prayers, etc. He says to them: "Ye pay
tithe of mint, anise and cummin, but ye
neglect the weightier matters of the law,
as justice, mercy and faith." He gives us
also another example in the Pharisees,
and Publican who wentup to the temple
to pray. The Pharisee thanked God
that he was not like the poor Publican.
Now with this statement from the Master
as to the righteousness of the Scribes
and Pharisees in our mind, the text
comes home to us with added force; ex
cept our righteousness shall exceed that
of the Scribe and Pharisee we cannot
enter the kingdom of heaven.
By the term righteousness here, is
meant right living our manner of life,
and, in our vernacular, the Savior meant
that our manner of life must be better
than that of the Scribes and Pharisees,
Is it better? Let us see. Thirty-five
years ago there existed in this country, a
system that is clearly condemned by the
word of God. For the overthrow of that
system of chattel slavery, John Brown,
in violation, it is true, of our man-made
laws, but whose acts were in full accord
with the higher law, became a martyr
for the principles of human liberty and
died with the stigma of traitor upon his
name.- You all know how that name is
now revered, and his memory honored by
saint and sinner alike. But how was it
in the dark days of his persecution and
trial? Did the righteousness of the
church then shine forth "clear as the
moon, bright as the sun and terrible as
an army with banners?" or did it assume
a more Pharisaical aspect aud shout with
the rabble, "away with himr When
Garrison and Phillips and a few others
stood alone for freedom, when, to be
known as a sympathizer with the op
pressed of our land, was to brave the
contumely of public sentiment did the
representatives of our Christian faith
align themselves with righteousness? or
did they like baul consent to the stoning
of these men?
Just now a great and, thank God, a
yet peaceful revolution is going on all
over the world. Our own land is feeling
the thrill of the coming of the kingdom
of heaven. And throughout the length
aud breadth of this nation the churcti is
hearing the call: "Awake, awake, put on
thy strength Uh Zion." Will we heed
For thirty years the weight of oppres
sion has been increasing in our loved
land. The armed revolution of '61-'65
while it made free four millions of chat
tel slaves, resulted in an industrial
slavery of the entire laboring and pro
ducing classes of our nation. God is say
ing to the Pharaohs of wealth and power
through such men as rrol. llerron, Uevs.
Reed, Dixon, Vrooinan and others, "let
my people go! Where do we stand with
reference to those who are groaning un
der a bondage of servitude as bitter as
death? Are we, in the expression of our
righteousness, with the Pharaohs? or
with our brethren in bondage? Are we
with Rev. Dr. Brown who called such
prophets as Herron, anarchists and
socialists, and no doubt has it in his
heart to stone them? or are our sywa
tbies given to these men who boldly
stand forth ready to suffer or to die for
the principle of human rights?
When Jesus came into the world, He
found but two classes of society the
master aud the slave. And Dr. Watson
in his Dictionary of the Bible says that
the Pharisees belonged among the master
class, that they looked upon the toiling
class as no better than dogs as beings
without souls. The established church
of that day claimed the sects of Pharisees
and scribes as members. Their reception
of Jesus is too well known to need com
ment. In our day we have the same
classes. The lines between the master
and slave class are as distinctively drawn
now, as they were then. The church, so
called, then stood with all her mighty in
fluence, in favor of the masterclass. This
was in accord with the righteousness of
the scribes aud Pharisees. For three
hundred years pretty much the same
state of affairs continued. Does the
same spirit inspire the life and practice of
the church in our day? Are we in sympa
thy with the master class and using our
influence to perpetuate its power? Is our
manner of life, as expressed in the atti
tude we assume toward the great social
and economic problems of our time, in
accord withthat of the scribes and Phari
sees toward similar questions of their
day? or are we among the number whom
Jesus called "the salt of the earth," "the
light of the world?" Is the life of the
church of today better than it was, as
exemplified in the lives of the scribes and
The whole trend of scripture teaching,
so far as it refers to the social relations
of men, is an emphasis of the fact that we
are brethren children of one common
Father. And that each is endowed with
like privileges aud opportunities and
entitled to an equal chance to use them.
But our practice is at variance with these
facts. We are brethren when we are to
gether on the Sabbath, but on every
other day of the week, we act as though
we had no interest in common. There is
no manifestation of brotherly interest or
regard in our every day business dealings.
Is this an improvement on the life of the
Pharisee? But men say to me, we are
forced to this by the competitive condi
tions that prevail. True. But who is at
fault that conditions which destroy
Christian experience and set brother at
enmity with brother, are permitted to
continue? Do we expect the Pharisees
and Pharaohs of modern times to be an
improvement upon the ancient stock?
Are we expecting the descendants of those
who crucified the Savior of the world in
the hope that their power might be per
petuated throughout all generations, of
their own volition to lift the burden from
the oppressed millions? If we, as Chris
tians, are not using our lives to restore
the feel i no- of brotherhood Vuul to re-
I strain the power of oppression that is
crushing out tne lite ana nope ot tnis na
tion, is our manner of life in advauce of
that of the scribe and Pharisee?
In theory, it is true, we hear much of
the interest felt by loading church people,
for the toiling people of our land, and of
the sorrow that fills their souls that so
many of the laboring people absent
themselves from the ministration of the
church, but in practice this interest is
not so apparent. When their votes are
counted they are generally found to have
cast their lots with the pharisees and
Pharaohs. In fact, the practice of the
denominational churches of today in the
effort of each to outstrip , the other, in
numerical strength, in magnificence of
equipment or in contributions to the
missionary field is in line, not only with
the spirit of the church in Jesus time, but
also in full sympathy with the method of
our modern pharisees in the business
world. Go to the annual meetings of the
various church organizations, and you
will find this to be generally true; that
the man who reports the largest collec
tion or who has built the finest church,
is looked upon by the leaders as being a
far more useful minister than he who has
been instrumental in saving the largest
number of souls.
The scribes and Pharisees were great
sticklers for the traditions of the fathers,
They were so impressed with the'import-
ance of tradition, that much of what they
called the tradition of the elders was of
their own manufacturing. In fact, at the
time when Jesus came to our world the
law of God was so covered up by man
made precept, that ordinary people
could not distinguish between the truth
of God and the traditions of men. In
this manner they "shut up the kingdom
of heaven against men," and prevented
those who would have entered into the
visible kingdom on earth from so doing.
Have we, in the organized institution
al church of today the prototype of these
sects? And do they stand ready to con
demn any movement that would over
throw the dogmatisms and creeds that
make compulsory the indorsement of
forms and beliefs that have nothing to
do with practical righteousness? If so,
our righteousness as organizations does
not much exceed that of the scribes ana
One great peculiarity of the character
of Jesus as a leader and teacher was uis
love for the poor. And the distinguish
ing feature of the social doctrine was its
tendency toeouahze lile's burdens, tie
asked no man to bear what He was not
himself willing to bear. The divine
sociology which it was His mission to
establish was in irfoct accord with the
teachings of the Father to the former
generations, and as it had met the re
quirements of the church and nation in
former times, so now it would meet every
want of society would make the crook
ed places straight. But, strange as it
may appear, the influential element of
the Jewish church, almost to a unit,
stood opposed to the teachings of Jesus.
Can it be said of the influential element
of the church now? Is the business and
social life of the lending minds in the
church in accord with the divine socio
logy of Jesus? If not, then these men
have not risen above phariseeism. The
attitude of religious bodies toward the
great questions that underlie the social
and religious prosperity of our people, is
not such as to inspire confidence in the
minds oi those who have been forced in
to idleness and beggary. True, soup
houses have been multiplied aud charity
has been extended to many, but all that
has yet been done is only palliative. The
seat of the diseuse has not been reached.
It is a mockery of God and man to offer
our small charities to the poor, and at
the same tune deny them justice. And
yet this is what a large majority of our
influential professors of righteousness
are doing, in their support of those poli
tical policies that are chargable with the
present distress of the people. Is this
exceeding the righteousness of the scribe
The kingdom of heaven is the society
for which a good life is to fit us. We have
been taught to pray for the coming of
the kingdom to earth as it exists in
heaven. Such an establishment of the
kingdom of heaven will completely
revolutionize our world. Socially, mor
ally and politically. It will contain only
those whose righteousness exceeds that
of the scribe and Pharisee. I know it will
be a social kingdom because it will be
like heaven. It will be full of harmony.
It will be a kingdom of equal rights and
brotherly love. Its establishment may
upset some of our pet creeds, for it will
produce a complete oneness of society,
and each part will recognize the import
ance of every other part as we sink into
one harmonious whole.
But no scribe no Pharisee will be
eligible to membership in the kingdom
of heaven, and those only whose lives
shall reach the standard set up by the
Master in the sermon on the mount. This
will exclude that class who have built up
colossal fortunes out of the necessities of
others and have refused the less fortu
nate an equal opportunity to enjoy the
free gifts of God. Man-made organiza
tions may find peace for the Pharisees,
the Caruegies, the Rockefellers and their
like, but the divinely ordained kingdom
of heaven will have no place for them,
nor for those whose righteousness does
not exceed theirs. '
JUST A FEW TRUSTS
rinme Monopolistic Concerns Which
Justice Harlan Might Have
In his opinion dissenting from the deci
sion of the Supreme court on the Sugar
Trust case Justice Harlan says:
"We have before us the case of a com
binytion which absolutely controls the
price of all refined sugar in this country,
Suppose another combination, organized
for private gain and to control prices,
should obtain possession of all the large
flour mills in the United States, another
of all the oil territory, another of all the
salt-producing regions, and another of
all the great establishments for slaught
ering animals and the preparation of
meats, what power is competent to pro
tect the people of the United States
against such dangers except a national
powei, one that is capable of exerting its
sovereign authority throughout every
part of the territory and over all the
people of the nation?" , j
There is nothing unreasonable in this
supposition. Not to mention the less im
portant trusts and combinations formed
in restraint of trade and in furtherance
of tlie purposes of monopoly. Justice
Harlan might have mentioned, not as
hypothetical cases, but as painiui lacts,
in addition to the SuRar Trust and the
dressed-beef combine, the Standard Oil
trust, the Whisky trust, the White Lead
trust, the Linseed Oil trust, the Bagging
'.rust, the Cordage trust, the Barbed
Wire trust, the Match trust, the Cigar
ette trust, and the Steel Beam trust.
If in addition to these and others the
30untry should be called on to accept
the pending railroad pooling bill to
legalize the imposition on the industries
of the country of "all that the tariff will
Dear," we should be in a position where
it would iudee'd be necessary to invoke
the national power to protect the peo
ple. New lork World.
Bishop Hurst Happy.
Washington, May 25. Bishop Hurrt,
president of the board of trustees of
the American university, which on
Wednesday raised $150,000 for the erec
tion of the first building-, a hall of his
tory, is very enthusiastic over the out
Kansas Millers Ont of Wheat.
Topeka, Kas., May 25. A serious con
dition confronts the millers of Kansas.
Many of the small mills throughout the
state are shutting down because they
can not get wheat, owing to the recent
rise in price.
Miners' Strike Broken.
Pittsburg, May 24. The miners of this
district have practically given up the
strike for 69 cents per ton, and will go
back to work at the operators' terms
ef 60 cents.
Mrs. Charles R. Williams Dead.
Indianapolis, May 25. Mrs. Williams,
wife of Charles R. Williams, editor of
the Indianapolis News, died suddenly
this morning. Mrs. Williams was the
daughter of William Henry Smith.
Gall Hamilton Better.
Washington, May i5. Miss Abigail
Dodge's condition has continued to
grow better since tarly this morning.
and she has g lned somewhat In
AS A DIVIDING SWORD
And h a Befinei'i Fire, is God's Word
'AWAY WITH HIM! 0BU0HT HIM"
So Say All Who Cannot Abide Truth's
Voice and Incarnation. The
Messenger ef Christ Is
Dr. Herron and tbe Faolflo Coast.
Letter from James G. Clark.
Pasadena, Cal., May 1G, 1895. (Special)
Dr. Herron has come and gone, but his
influence on the Pacific coast will "go on
forever" or at least till experimental
and applied Christianity supercedes and
swallows up the other kind.
I wrote to you ot the action of the San
Francisco Congregational Club of Dr.
Brown's weak and bigoted assault and
of the noble defense by Dr. Pullen and
others, which Prof, Herron's proposed
visit called out in advance but I did not
tell you of the latter's reception in the
metropolis of the "sundown seas'."
On the first Sunday of his arrival Dr.
Herron addressed a large audience at the
Y. M. C. A. Hall, and on the next morn
ing lectured in the same place before the
Congregational Club which had invited
all the ministers of the city to be present
and all the laymen that could find room.
Of course the irrepressible and inex
pressible Dr. Brown, pastor of the First
Congregational church was there to
"take a hand in the scene that ensued."
At the close of Dr. Herron's lecture, Mr.
Brown arose and asked permission to
address the club in the place of. the usual
discussion consisting of five minute
On being granted permission ha justi
fied his previous record by indulging in
personalities after the usual manner of
that class of men who are doing their
best to make the term, "anarchist" re
spectable and "patriotism" contemptible
by applying the former word to the wisest
and best, and tbe latter to the most
stupid and corrupt of mankind.
He talked on until he had so disgusted
his audience that He v. Dr. French was
obliged to arise and call him to order,
adding, as he did so, tbat he heartily in
dorsed Dr. Herron's address both in
spirit and in letter. This indorsement
was duly emphasized witn applause all
over the house.
Dr. Brown unwisely asserted that the
the applause was "not the voice of the
club but came from outsiders."
It was then suggested that the club
alone should vote and decide whether
Rev. Brown should be permitted to abuse
and misrepresent their honored guest or
should leave the platform. Twenty-six
of the thirty-two members present voted
against, and only six in favor of the bel
As the defeated and humiliated cV.vint
left his perch and alighted in the audi
ence he turned to Dr. Herron, who wa
evidently the least disturbed and excited
person present, and, as a parting shot,
exclaimed in his most awfully withering
manner and accent:
"I still say, sir, that 1 esteem you a
This volley was answered by the audi
ince in a general, congregational chorus
of hisses and cries of "shame! shame!"
And when the chorus was finished, Rev.
Brown responded with the following solo
which was received in silence:
"I expected this. I thank you for it.
It will advertise my sermon next Sunday
when I propose to discuss Dr. Herron
and his views."
True to his word and his way, Dr.
Brown made Dr. Herron his target the
following Sabbath, and disgusted a large
majority of all who heard him. One of
his leading elders. Mr. Gilbert Dexter, at
tbe next meeting of the club declared
that "the sermon was the most bigoted,
unkind and unchristian discourse he ever
listened to." He added th at as he passed
out of the church at the close of the meet
ing "the lady members all around him
were expressing their indignation, some
of them even suggesting that a special
prayer meeting be called in behalf of
I get these reports from the San Fran
cisco dailies, and I see by thesame papers
that ur. llerron, on his return from tne
southern part of the state, to deliver
another course of lectures in Oakland
was invited to lecture in Metropolitan
Temple, the largest hall in the city, and
that the call was signed by thirty of the
This is an encouraging sign. When the
Christian ministers once put their should
to the wheel the "car of emancipation"
from bondage to Mammon will move,
and woe unto those who stay on the
track after the "bell rings."
Dr. Herron came to Los Angeles in re
sponse to an invitation from Rev. Bert
Estes Howard, pastor of the First Prea
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