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About The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1895)
SO MOVES THE WORLD.
"We sleep and waka and ileep. Dot all thing!
Th Son file forward to hit brother Sua ;
The dark Earth follow, wheeled in herelllpM;
And ham an thinga. returning on themselves.
More onward, leading op the golden year."
The prices of wheat and corn are fall
"Non nobis solis" not for ourselves
Ex-Justice Strong of the Supreme court
Peru and Bolivia have settled their
Chicago's new civil service law ha
gone into effect.
Forest fires near Spokane, Wash., have
done great damage.
First National Bank of Franklin, Ohio,
closed its doors last week.
Business is slacking off again. It was
a manufactured political spurt.
Mill workers at Dundee, Scotland, are
out on a strike, 25,000 of them.
The Masons are in Boston this week
attending the triennial meeting of the
Cloak, knee-pants and vest makers to
the number of 8,000 to 9,000 are out on
a strike in New York.
The Denver hotel disaster which caused
the loss of something like a score of lives
was caused by a drunken engineer.
An ex-convict of Atlanta, Ga., has be
gun suit for $6,000 against the convict
: leasing company for mal-treatment.
General Coxey spoke at Des Moines
August 23d, and at a Populist picnic at
Fountain Grove iu North Chicago a day
or two later.
A firein Milwaukee last week destroyed
nearly half a million dollars of property.
Railroad yards and warehouse district
The Chi nese government is allowing the
American missions to be destroyed by the
ianatical heathen who hate foreigners.
' Spain is getting hot over this govern
ment allowing fuuds to be collected and
munitions of war gathered for the Cnban
The New York board of health has re
duced the death rate from diphtheria 46
per cent. Anti-toxine is used and the pa
Kansas City has just got possession of
iber water works, by purchase. The peo
ple hereafter will be furnished water at
cost, a great saving.
The assessors have only valued the
-diamonds of the people of Chicago, in
sum total, $27,000. How is that for
equality before the law?
Potato bugs have gathered on the rail"
road track between New York City and
Bay Ridge and Coney Island, in such
numbers as to stop the trains.
The Christian Endeavorers of South
Dakota seem disposed to take a hand in
politics, in the matter of the saloon
business. Why single one evil out? Why
not pitch into the whole group of evils?
Chicago's new public library has cost
$2,000,000, and $600,000 of this has
been expended for painting: and decorat-
I mg. ine uurary nas uu us saeives ii.
" mi i i I : i . i i ni "
The Dan Head &Co.. bank at Kenosha
Wis., closed its doors last Saturday and
a great number of farmers and others
-are expecting to lose their savings in
Hon. A.J. Balfour, first lord of the
treasury, says plainly that an interna
tianal agreement on silver would not be
secured or helped by an international
France is backing down a little in the
Waller case. Mr. Waller is a citizen of
the United States and has been imprison
ed near Paris. He was formerly U. S.
-consul at Madagascar.
The manufacturers of window glass
have formed a trust to raise prices. The
wage question they also settle by refer
ring it to a committee. The wageearn
ers are of course not on that committee.
Four cases of suicide in Chicago in one
Iay last week, besides two unsuccessful
attempts. And the Times-Herald is
forced to admit that "the present fre
quency of self-murder is one of thet wors
of social symptoms."
The Chinese government has shown
hostility to thecommission demanded to
investigate the outrages committed
against Christian missionaries in the
-Cheng-Tu riots. The members of the
'Commission are virtually prisoners.
The Salisburygovernment is doing what
it can to establish a parcels post between
"Great Britain and the United States.
'The old parties here oppose postal ser
vice enlargement to iuclude parcels, be-
-cuuse it is not acreeable to the express
Bull fighting has been introduced into
'this country, at Cripple Creek, Colorado.
' The bulls were Herefords and not dis
posed to fight, but were tortured until
human decency sickened at the sight.
Eight thousand people gathered to see
the, fight last Sunday.
Keir llardie, member of parliament
'representing the laboring class, now lect
uring in the United States, says for pub
lication that he is a "socialist through
and through." "We are drifting to
socialism," he said, "and the day is com
ing when its principles will be under
stood and appreciated." Mr. llardie
will speak at the Labor Day celebration
A Mrs. Woodworth of Illinois is con
ducting faith healing meetings at Lake
City, Iowa, and no auditorum in town
will hold the crowds that come. The
churches are dividing over the subject of
faith healing, and much bitterness is be
ing shown. One minister who pro
nounced it a fraud was waited on by a
committee and informed that he would
destroy his influence and ruin his church.
"There is no controverting the fact,"
says a press report, "that cures are ac
complished by some agency."
- A Hoodoo Meeting
Editor Wealth Makers: . .
The regular Democrats met at Syracuse
last Saturday that is a few of them did.
They generally understood that this was
to be a county convention to nominate
county officers, et al. But the Morton
sheet printed the call which only allowed
them to select delegates to Omaha. This
made a little streak of sulphur visible.
A motion was made that the chair ap
point a committee to select delegates to
Omaha (just like the common herd could
not do that.) The chair nearly emptied
the room when he selected five on the
committee. They returned in a few min
utes to report, but the smoke had not
yet cleared away and Henry Boyden and
two others talked about the'great job of
harmony they expected from the 'sound'
money fellows if they only had a show
and they urged an adjournment sine die
until the "sound" fellows had a rap at
the convention business. The program
was for an adjournment to be taken and
let them select their delegates to Lincoln
and they would adjourn and ' then the
hurmony on county matters could be
scraped up-in huge chunks and the entire
ticket elected in other words "fuse."
Two fellows clapped their bands which
took away a little of the sulphur hue.
Then the delegates were named for Oma
ha amid a silence that was oppressive.
No one stirred until one of the chosen
delegates to Omaha moved that the re
port of the committee be received and
they discharged. Two voted yea and
"nary a one voted no." By the way,
the fellows that go to Omaha are not
of the common herd.
Then the mocion to adjourn was made
and seconded by one of the inside gang,
and when the motion was put as there
were three speakers there were also three
ayes and no noes, and the dense (?) crowd
fiied down to the two irrigation foun
tains to see a man.
Such was the enthusiasm that was
manifest. We understand that several
precincts did not hold primaries but the
knowingoues didn't let that little matter
stand in the way of their great aggrega
tion. And so the end came and there
will be four Democratic conventions in
Otoe county. A. Spectator.
Stanton County Nominations
Stanton, Neb., Aug. 24, '95.
Editor Wealth Makers:
The Stanton county People's Indepen
dent convention passed a resolution
against fusion, and put the following
ticket in the field:
For county clerk, Geo. Enos; for treas
urer, J. F. liobinson; judge, W. II. Por
ter; superintendent, W. H. Woodruff;
surveyor, Geo. Porter; coroner, W. Lay
W. H. Woodruff.
Phelps County Populist Convention
at Hold radge
Holdrepge, Neb., Aug. 24, '92.
Editor Wealth Makers:
The Phelps county Populists held theii
convention August 24th, and renominat
ed Wm. A. Garrett county jndge; Simon
Knudson, Sheriff; L. C. Huck, Clerk o'
District Court. They also nominated
John S. Johnson for treasurer; John B.
Anderson for connty clerk; D. C. Clay for
superintendent of schools; P. O. Billings
for surveyor, and Dr. D. S. Palmer was
nominated for coroner, this will be his
third term. Eleven delegates to judicial
convention for the 10th district at Has
tings instructed to vote for the present
incumbent, Judge Beal, were chosen. Al
so eleven delegates to the state conven
tion were chosen, instructed to vote for
ex-Judge Samuel Maxwell, for judge of
the Supremo court.
Every township was represented and
the best of harmony prevailed.
The Otoe county Populist convention
for the purposeof nominatingcandidates
for county offices will be held at Syracuse
Dr. P. Heed Madden, diseases of the
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, 1041 O
street, over 11. 1. ticket office.
One bottle Ayer's Sarsaparillals worth
five of any other blood-purifier.
Dr. Miles' Nerve Plasters 25c at auSrugglsts. j
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1895.
A New Danger
We have never seen attention called to
the danger of our institutions by the
founding and endowing of great schools,
colleges and universities by our million
aires. On the contrary, the millionaire is
lauded without stint and others are
urged to do likewise.
We have quite a number of such in the
United States and they are pointed to
with pride by the plute press as irrefrag
able evidence of the philanthropy of the
financial, monarchs who thus nobly dis
pose of a portion of their wealth.
The poor or common people are stop
ped from even grumbling, for the most
of these concerns there is a showy pro
vision for some "poor but deserving
young men and women."
There are conditions attached to the
These magnificent seats of learning are
to be made the vehicles for teaching
plute ideas, plute doctrines, plute politi
cal economy, plute-colored philosophy,
and plute finance.
The professors of political, social and
industrial economy are to teach with
gags in their mouths, being absolutely
under the domination of a wholly pri
vate and irresponsible cabal.
We have already had several instances
where teachers of ability, even famous
teachers have been removed because they
refused to teach the sociologic fallacies
of the plutocratic patrons of the school.
This has now become a perfect menace,
and it may be necessary for the state to
subject these pretentious concerns to
Under the caption, "Victim of Mono
poly," the New York World publishes the
following, to which we earnestly invite
the attention of every reader of the Kan
sas: Chicago, Aug. 9. Edward W. Bemis,
Professor of Political Economy in the
Chicago University, severs his relation
with that institution this week. Prof.
Bern is has "resigned" because his resig
nation was desired. His scalp dangles
at the belt of monopoly. Because heop
posed the greed of corporations aud
argued against the lawlessness of trusts
his chair will be filled by another.
The issue raised by the case of Prof.
Bemis is already a fruitful topic in all
the seats of learning. There is a crisis
at hnnd among educators. It is the old
story of capital against labor, only now
it has invaded the universities. The case
of Prof. Ely, of the University of Wis
consin, is an illustration. He was charg
ed with being a Socialist ond writing
against the present order of things, lie
was tried and vindicated. Prof. Bemis is
not as radical as Prof. Ely, although he
studied under him at John Hopkin's
Prof. Bemis is a quiet man, persistent,
but not aggressive, and a hard worker.
He is recognized among economists as
one of the wheel horses in the work of
gathering material for revision of the
principles of economic science on induc
tive methods. He is not known by any
one as a crusader against established
order. He believes that such natural
monopolies as gas, water and street
transportation should be owned and
operated by and for the public, though
he does not hold that the change should
come at once, or, perhaps, ever univer
sally. The Chicago University was founded
and has been richly endowed by John D.
Rockefeller, who has given $4,000,000 to
it. Rockefeller has made $75,000,000 in
thirty years. The methods by which
this great wealth was acquired have
been strikingly presented in Henry D.
Lloyd's book, "Wealth Against Com
monwealth." Mr. Lloyd showed it to be
the productive merciless industrial war
fare, lawless conspiracy and abuse of
municipal franchise. Mr. Yerkes, the
street railroad magnate, is another ben
efactor of the university. He has given
$500,000 to the university in the form
of a telescope. Mr. Yerkes has made
$10,000,000 in ten years. It was said
at the time that in giving the telescope
Mr. Yerkes desired to concentrate the
gaze of the people on the heavens and
away from the streets.
The resentment against Prof. Bemis
was aroused by hissturdy condemnation
of the abuse of municipal franchises. He
holds strong convictions regarding the
robbery of the public by corporations
and city authorities. He has made a
long personal investigation of economic
problems, as presented in the large cities
and he- has given his convictions to
students at the university, and to the
big university following in this part of
the state. He did not indorse the Pull
man strike, but he does favor labor
unions. After the strike he delivered an
address to a number of millionaires in
Dr. Brown's church, and criticized the
strikers. "The railroads, too,'' he said,
"are law breakers, and must be made to
obey the interstate commerce act. They
are, in fact, as much lawbreakers as the
strikers." At this point Marvin Hughitt,
president of the Chicago & Northwest
ern Railway, stepped up to the pulpit
and shouted, ''I consider that language
an outrage. To imply thut the rail
roads cannot come into court with clean
hands in infamous. This was doubtless
the reason for his dismissal.
Prof. Bemis was popular with the stu
dents who all sympathize with him. lie
was seen today by the World correspon
dent. He said that he preferred not to
speak of his interview with the univer
sity authorities, but that the report had
spread that he was radical in his econora
ic views, he wonld say that he was in
substantial agreement with such econo
mists as Seligman, Ely, Andrews and
Walker, though not going so far in some
directions as Prof. Ely. He believes that
a university should be inclose touch with
the labor movement and municipal aud
monopoly problems, aad that it is true
conservatism to introduce legislation,
more honest and just local taxation and
such methods of city government and
monopoly control as prevail in Glasgow
Birmingham and other of the best gov
erned European cities. Pittsburg Kan-Ban.
Armed Christian Endeavorers
If its a good thing for Sunday Schools
why not for Christian Endeavorers?
Think of a million of Christian Endea
vorers white endeavors and colored
armed with rifles, bayonets, swords,
cannon and gatling guns and a great
Christian Endeavor Navy of ironclads,
rams, and torpedoes.
What a power they could bring to con
vert the heathen to a knowledge of
If it is a good thing for the Sunday
Schools, why not for the Christian En
deavorers? Geo. T. Angell.
Large Fortunes and Low Wages
Dr. Edward McOIynn In Donaboe's Magazine.
The three principal matters which have
all to do with the increase of wealth in
society as at present constituted are the
natural bounties upon which man con
stantly exercises his faculties, and every
thing which enables him to use them to
better iidvantnge the -means of trans
porting the produce of his labor to all
parts of the earth with ease and cheap
ness: and the medium which facilitates
exchange of commodities between men
is money. The study of these three prin
cipal sources of wealth to a community
will reveal two facts: That the people
have been as indifferent to them as the
money makers have been attentive and
that while the indifference of the one ac
counts for their ever-diminishing wages,
the attention of the other accounts for
their immense fortunes.
It is from the natural bounties that all
wealth of the community springs.
The land and its resources, the forest
and its riches, the rivers, seas and oceans
with their teeming life are the first and
only sources of real wealth, and upon
them depend the artificial values which
society gives to the things it needs for
development. The laborer is the begin
ning of all social wealth. He is the unit
of value. It is bis exertion which creates
all values, and the object of exertion is
the support of his own life, the accom
plishment of his own destiny here and
hereafter as his Creator ordained. The
natural bounties must always, therefore,
be open to him in every society, no mat
ter how complex its organization. The
necessity implies a right the right of
getting at the natural bounties with
ease and without serious hindrance; the
right of using these bounties without
tax to any power save society, directly
or to its agents. Now at this point we
get our first glimpse of the manner in
which enormous fortunes are made.
To take possession of these natural
bounties, to monopolize them under
cover of law and custom, and to make
all men who would use them pay before
hand for the privilege have been the aim
of the money-makers since time began;
by getting hold of the natural bounties,
which really belong to the community,
aud should never leave their jurisdiction
except in the most prudent fashion, and
then only to revert regularly to the same
community, the builders of great for
tunes have been able to enrich them
selves at pleasure without any labor
worthy of the immense prizes they win.
(Steam to be Displaced
That electricity will take the place of
steam we have no doubt. The experi
ment made by the Baltimore and Ohio
railway, has proven its acceptability for
moving heavy trains, and theexperiment
on the Nantasket Beach, just out from
Boston, demonstrates that a motor car
can easily be built which will pull five or
six passenger coaches full at the rate of
sixty miles per hour on a curve, and
eighty or one hundred miles an hour on
a straight line. This will work a revolu
tion in transportation. The cost will be
materially reduced, and the comfort ia
traveling will be very much enhanced.
Thousands of tons of coal per annum
will be saved, and greater safety to all
classes of freight ensured. We confident
ly look forward to the time steam will be
superceded by the mysterious current
which bo obediently serves man, and
which quickly returns to the earth with
out losing any of its power to serve
when called upon again. Progressive
Dr. P. Reed Madden, diseases of the
Eye, Ear, None, and Throat, 1041 O
street, over R. I. ticket otlice.
I ; ;
Mm. Feattie and Prof, James H. Bayston
Nominated For Begents
A LITE LOT OF DELEGATES
New Chairman and Secretary Drawn from
Hamilton and Lancaster Counties
Great Flow of Oratory and
All Solid Against Fusion
The state convention of the People's
party met in Lincoln at Fuuke's Opera
house and was called to order by Chair
man Edmisten at 2:30 p. m., Wednesday
Aug, 28, the building being packed from
pit to dome with Populist delegates and
E. L. Heath of Sheridan county was
by acclamation made temporary chair
man. Dan Althen was chosen temporary
secretary, J. A. Edgerton assistant sec
retary. . Committee on credentials appointed
consisted of W. L. Kirk, W.J. Eyestone,
O. Nelson, J. E. Dawes, P. L. Lelghton.
Speeches followed by Mr. McKeighan,
Governor Holcomb, Senator Allen, T. H.
Tibbies, Gen. Van Dervoort, D. Clem
Deaver, Deck and others.
committee on platform.
A committee on resolutions and plat
form was appointed, consisting of W. A.
McKeighan, II. N. Gaffin, W. A. Jones,
J. II. Powers, II. G. Stewart and Wilbur
F. Bryant. '' ''
The time ' of the af teruoon session was
largely taken up with speeches from the
gentlemen named above. With some
other matter of an interesting nature
there was much said to show or affirm
that our Populist leaders were not, never
had been and never would or could be in
favor of fusion. There was manifest a
gratifying anxiety to get this fear of the
fusion taint removed from the minds of
the people. Four or five of the speakers
dwelt on this important subject with
more or lens particularity of statement
and the convention was manifestly pleas
ed with the eloquent earnest speeches
which affirmed that no fusion was favor
ed or participated in, and that the Popu
list principles as expressed in the Omaha
platform were by all loyally accepted
and supported. Harmony was pleaded
for and an uncritical spirit toward lead
ers. Harmony is secured by faithful adher
ence to our party principles and having
nothing to do with the old parties, or
party leaders. We cannot make a deal
to support the candidates of old parties
for old party support of our candidates
and preserve peace in our own ranks.
The Wealth Makers is more than grati
fied to see manifest in all our men, especi
ally our leaders, a fear of fusion and even
a fear of having a fusion reputation.
The committee on platform and resolu
tions reported and the following de
mands and resolves were adopted.
the state platform.
We, the people's party of the state
of Nebraska, in convention assembled, do
put forth the following platform of prin
ciples: We hereby reaffirm the principles of the
We declare ourselves iu favor of strict
economy in conducting the affairs of the
state government in all its branches.
We believe the judicial affairs of the
state should be conducted on the princi
ples of justice and honesty, without par
tisan bias, and in the interests of the
THE RESOLUTIONS AS PASSED.
Resolved, That we favor the principle
of the initiative and referendum in mat
ters of legislation.
Resolved, That we are opposed to any
religious test for admission to office or
for membership in this party.
We invite ail reform and progressive
organizations and persons to to unite
with us, and deprecate any act which
tends to give prestige and continued ex
istence to division of reform forces.
Resolevd, That if the policy of the gen
eral government in reducing the volume
of money is continued we must in justice
to the taxpayers demand the reduction
of all salaries of state and county
Resolved, That this convention most
heartily endorses the position of Governor
Holcomb in reference to the penitentiary
contracts and his efforts to administer
the affairs of the state in an economical
Resolved, That we express our sincere
thanks to the mayor and citizens of Lin
coln for their courtesy to the delegates
and visitors at this convention.
Father Snyder introduced afterward
the following resolution and it went
through with a cheer: -
Resolved, That we view with alarm ths
recent decision of the United States su
preme court on the income tax law, and
we denounce as a gross subversion of the
principles of free government the sub
stitution of government by injunc
tion for government by law, which has
resulted in the illegal imprisonment of
free American citizens, innocent of any
crime known to law, without trial by
la the speeches, which were able almost
without exception, many witty, sharp
hits were made at the old parties, and
good work was done to open the eyes of
honest men. Governor Holcomb's speech
was manly and pleasing to all. lie de
clared himself for the great principles of
the Populist party, that he was doing
bis duty as he saw it in the fear of God,
and that the affairs of the state were be
ing administered with much saving to
Mr. McKeighan said fusion was dead
and that Bryan and his followers would
be kicked out of the next national Demo
cratic convention. Senator Allen was of
the same opinion. The senator also said:
"If there is a member of the Populist
party who advocates fusion I do not
Gen. Van Dervoort spoke on organiza
tion a necessity, and urged that Legions
be formed in every locality. He also
took able part in the anti-A. P. A. reso
lution. This last called forth many
strong speeches. The resolution was
Rev. Alexander Irving made perhaps
the brightest, keenest, most forcible brief
speech of the convention. He said: "My
business is to preach the gospel to the
poor, and I couldn't preach it to any
one else and be a Populist could I?"
THE CANDIDATES CHOSEN.
Judge Samuel Maxwell was after an in
formal ballot unanimously chosen can
didate to head our ticket, and a com
mittee of five appointed to wait on him
at his home in 1 remont to inform him
of his nomination. i.'.
There were three candidates for Regent
Mrs. Elia W. Peattie of Omaha, Professor
James U. Bajston of Red Willow county
and Dr. A. M. Casebeer of Lincoln. The
two first named received' a majority of
votes cast and will be placed on the
Judge Stark of Aurora was elected
chairman of the state central committee
and F. D. Eager of Lincoln secretary. A
new central committee was chosen, but
lack of space this week prevents our pub
lishing the names.
THE GREAT PICNIC
Gen. Coxey Addresses an Immense
Audience Near tihel by
We went to press too early last week to
get in a report of the grand meeting in
Polk county addressed by Mr. Coxey a
week ago Tuesday. But it is not too
late to say that it was one of the great
est meetings in both numbers and enthu
siasm ever held in this state. "The wood's
were full of 'em." Even the State Jour
nal report admitted that there were pro
bably 7,500 people there, and it is al
ways safe to multiply several times the
Journal figures at Populist audiences.
The editor of The Wealth Makers
was on the ground, and avers that he
never saw so large a collection of car
riages at any meeting he ever attended.
The songs (from Armegaddon) were well
rendered and the speaking was the most
convincing vote-making sort. Mr. Coxey
is a disappointment to the class who
come to laugh. There is no more reason
able, terse, forceful, convincing speaker
in the country. He is not an orator, but
a reasoner. His arguments are plain and
without a flaw. His plans to furnish
employment for the unemployed and put
sound money in circulation cannot in
reason be criticised. He carries his hear
ers with him in spite of themselves.
The Populist party of this state is un
der obligations to the Polk county men
who brought Mr. Coxey to Nebraska.
By the way, Tolk county is one of the
livest parts of the state of Nebraska in
the matter of Populist agitation, and
they work for the unadulterated article
there. No fusion, no falling away from
principles in theirs. Deleat's Grove is
their yearly stamping ground and they
each year bring in great speakers to
meet the greatest audiences that gather
Smyth on Silver
Hon. C. J. Smyth of Omaha will speak
on Bimetalism Labor Day at the City
Not Thai Kind or a Cow
"What a lovely cow, Uncle James,"
said a Boston girl, the morning after her
arrival, "and how comically she shakes
her head." "Yes; but don't get too near
that cow," cautioned the uncle, "he's an
L. P. Davis, Dentist over' Rock Is
land ticket office, cor. 11 aud O streets.
Bridge and crown work a specialty
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