The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, September 05, 1895, Page 4, Image 4

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September o, 1895
Ksv Series of
f Consolidation of ths
Sinners Alliance and Neb. Independent.
' Th Wealth Makers Publishing Company,
I 1120 It 8t, Lincoln, Ksbraska.
JGsosos Howard Gibson Editor
i 3. 8. Htatt............... ........ Uusincsa Manager
N. I. P. A.
"It any nan mart fall tor me to rim.
Than leok I not to climb. Another's pain
X cbooM not lor my good. A golden chain,
A robe of honor, Is too good a prlie
V To tempt my bait; hand to do a wrong
Unto a fellow man. This life bath woe
; Sufficient, wrought by man's satanlc toe;
And who that hath a heart wonld dare prolong
Or add a sorrow to a stricken soal '
That seeks a beallug balm to make It whole
My bosom owns the brotherhood of man."
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For County CoiuuilsMloner R. E. KichaKdson
For Clerk of District Court. Kmar Uakbh
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For County sheriff Fbkd A. Mii.leb
For County Judge tt. W. Iihkou
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County Central Committee Meetln g.
The county central committee will meet
at Headquarter!, Northwest corner 11th
and 0 streets on Saturday, September 7,
at 1 p. m.
Important business will come before
the committee at this time and every
member should be present,
i J. M. Thompson, F. D. Eager,
Secretary. Chairman.
They have begun to use phonographs
at funerals in place of ministers. But be
fore phonographs were invented a good
deal of mucbine talk was indulged in.
A new illustrated paper named Pop is
to be started in Cleveland. It will aim
to be for the Populist party what Puck
and Judge are for the two other parties.
If we were not forced to give money
and labor as tribute to monopoly, we
could buy back as much aa we produce
and sell, and could go on producing and
increasing in wealth with no possibility
ot over production, or getting too rich.
Senatoh Gorman controls the Demo
cratic party, the eutire muchiue in Mary
land. Senator 13 rice does the same thing
in Ohio. And Senator Quay still runs
Republican politics in Pennsylvania. A
brace of boodlers as black in character
and dangerous as ever held up a nation.
Unedh the laws of Jehovah, who may
not be Bneered at as impractical or dis
regarded of the good or the rights of in
dividuals, no interest was allowed, every
seventh year all debts, bonds, mortgages
and accounts were outlawed, and every
fifty years all real estate outside walled
cities was redistributed.
An Italian in New York who runs a
bootblack stand has accumulated $ 10,
000 iu the savings bank. To do this he
and his wife have lived on bread and
water, occupied one room only in a ten.
ement, and kept two boarders. Is that
a commendable or a foolish and harmful
economy ?
The Democratic party is in a situation
very similar to its condition prior to
1860. It will strain the power of the
politicians to bind it together, and no
ambiguities and double-facedness will
save it from swift disintegration next
year. The Republican party must also
suffer greatly from desertions. Especially
causing this will be ruinously low prices
of everything not monopolized, and the
situation of the great debtor class.
Justice Bkeweb of the U. S. Supreme
court speaking at Detroit before the
meeting of the National Bar Association,
and of lawyers, - said: "It would be a
blessing to the profession and to the com
munity as well, if some Noachian deluge
would engulf half of those who have a
license to practice." We think while he
is about it it would be better to include
half of the remaining half, and compel
the rest to keep out of politics.
Roosefelt has won a great victory in
New York over the organized liquor deal
ers. It is an unparallelled instance of
one man securing power over them and
executing it without fear or favor. There
will be no more Sunday saloon business
while Roosefelt runs the police depart
ment of New York City. The Liquor
Dealers Aaiociation which has just given
up the fight against the enforcement of
,tbe law consist of 5,500 members.
There has been nothing in the columns
of this fnper for six weeks concerning
the Christian Corporation and no report
of its work for a considerably longer
period; and many are inquiring about it.
We learn that a much greater interest
has been taken in this organization than
has been shown, than we bad any means
of knowing about. And it is for those
who are interested that this article is
We organized February 15th. It was
not possible for us to immediately sell
our scattered property, concentrate our
means and group our families in one
place. Owing to the monopoly made
hard tioios period money and buyers are
scarce. Property has very slow sale.
But we hope to, by selling or trading,
get our property, at least part of it, ex
changed and brought together this fall
and winter. We have a choice location
secured near town, almost in town, a
farm that has on it an unfailing stream
of considerable size, with timber, also
natural reservoirs for fish culture that
can at small expense be made perfectly
safe and very profitable. We have this
year raised considerable truck on this
farm, but we did not get our irrigation
plant in in time to make a full crop. We
have potatoes, sweet corn, melons, toma
toes, cucumbers, etc., and cabbage and
other crops that are not yet matured.
We have put out on this place about
8,000 strawberry plants iu the last fort
night and contemplate doing very much
more iu this line. We are auxious to get
hold of money enough to build or buy
houses (which in some boom collapsed
additions can be had very cheap forcash)
to place quite a number of our families
upon the land and set them at work on
improvements. This money must come
from sales of some of the scattered farms
and western laud now owned by the
Corporation, or from new members who
bring surplus means with them.
Another 200 acre farm northwest of
town has been carried on by the Corpora
tion members this year, but the drouth
has damaged the crop a good deal, as Is
also the case with the crops on a third
smaller farm in the worst part of this
year's great drouth belt in southeast
Nebraska. The 200 acre Butler county
farm, turned iu to the Corporation by
our president, Brother Eyestone, has,
however, already harvested a fine crop
of oats that are threshing fifty bushels
to the acre, and if frost holds off the corn
(87 acres) will go from 25 to 40 bushels
per acre. It will all be cut up, too, and
the fodder threshed and utilized. Other
crops of the Corporation not mentioned
are about 10 acres of beans which may
be half a crop, and we forget how many
acres of broom corn, sorghum and Kaffir
corn. .
The Corporation .his been running a
meat market in town this summer which
has furnished work and support for
about three families, and these families
and one more have economized expenses
by living in one house, and cooking and
eating together. (We shall have sepa
rate houses or family apartments when
we get established.) The farm work and
the meat market business have also been
directed by Corporation managers, Bro
ther Eyestone being director oi the Agri
cultural department and Brother Keene
of the Mercantile. We tried to get a
general store started on the Rochdale
co-operative plan, but it was too hard a
time to secure funds this summer. It will
be started later.
We have monthly membership meetings
to transact general business and direc
tors' meetings oftener, once a weekr or
whenever there is need. We. also have a
meeting for mental fellowship, study of
the Bible, prayer and singing every Sun
day afternoon. These Sunday meetings
are very free and informal, all volun
tarily taking part, and they are drawing
us together in love and sympathy, mak
ing us one in moral perception and warm
fraternal purposes. This communion of
heart and mind in connection with the
careful study of right and wrong, is help
ing to perfect our sense of duty, on which
growth in unselfishness depends, and it
is stimulating us to individual effort to
overcome our old habits, our thought
less words and inconsiderate ways and
wastes which are unchristian. It need
never be feared that our members who
attend these meetings and honestly seek
to know all that is right, to do it, will
ever have any serious discord, leading
to division. The sincere search for truth
and right will continually strengthen the
bonds of love, of divine law, that unite
Now, to the friends who are turning to
this organization of ours with interest
and serious inquiry. We wish to hear at
once from all such who wish to join us,
or who wish to know more about our
faith and teaching. The writer of this
article contemplates retiring from the
editorial management of this paper, to
engage himself as corresponding secre
tary aud missionary of the Christian
Corporation. The Wealth Makers,
quite likely, will not be used as its me
dium of communication with the people.
We therefore ask every one who reads
this and wishes to know more about our
work and purposes in this matter of the
Christian organization ot industry to
write us at once a letter or postal, ad
dressed to George Howard Gibson, 110
N. 27th street, Lincoln, Nebr. In cuse
the writer retires from editorial work he
will accept invitations to deliver a series
of three or more addressee whererei
people may call him to speak. Voluntary
contributions to cover his living expenses
is all he will ask for his work. lie will
endeaoor, in Christ's spirit, to "preach
the gospel to the poor" and the law to
the rich, all those who have surplus
means, showing that obedience to the
jaw of lovemust equalize conditions and
that the salvation of both body and
soul, the life here and hereafter, depends
on the Christian organization of in
dustry, holding "all things common."
Chemical action and reaction are equal
Loss and gain in exchange must be equal.
Whatever is gained by some without
labor, must be by others lost with labor,
or labored for without gain. The hard
times of debtors are the good times of
creditors. The insufficiency of demand
for goods produced can be explained
only by injustice, inequitable exchanges.
Therefore hard times not caused by
famine or destructive war, are produced
by that legalized robbery known as
monopoly tribute.
To illustrate the truth that what is
loss to somemust be gain to others, that
hard times for the poor are good times
for the rich, we reprint below an extract
from the Chicago Record describing the
recent ball at Cornelius Vauderbilt's new
summer palace at Newport. The Record
calls it "A Million Dollar Ball" and
Cornelius Vauderbilt's Newport resid
ence on Ochre point was opened Friday
night. Four billion dollars worth of
society came, ana $3,uuu,uuu places were
dedicated iu the very reddest ocher hues.
Two hundred guests "gathered around
the $50,000 fountain by the grand stair
In these prosaic Dun-and-Brad-street
times it requires no great mental strain
to get a true estimate of events in
Gotham ite society. Adjectives are
meaningless when compared with com
mercial ratings. "Mr. Vanastorclews
$210,000,000, led the cotillon," means
so much more than a string of trite ad
jectives which have been used over and
over again. A little arithmetical calcula
tion in the present case shows that the
200 guests averaged $20,000,000 apiece.
In just the amount that these idle or
scheming rich have gained money and
wealth, the workers have lost it. It is
surplus accumulations, enormous in the
aggregate and drawn away from the
producers by monopoly enforced wage
and price inequities, which makes the
masses "groan and labor together in
pain." The low prices which hurt the
producers and debtor class so fearfully,
help the monopolists aud creditors.
Monopoly tribute is robbery legalized.
And unlawful robbery never was in injury
anything to be compared with lawful
plunder. But the masses of the people are
yet too ignorant to know their rights
and organize to demand them. The
price of moral ignorance and selfishness
or standing alone on the part of the poor
is continuance in a state of dependence
and slavery.
"He thought that money was the cause
of wealth and not the effect."
This sentence taken from a recent edi
torial in the Louisville Courier-Journal
shows what dense ignorance or knavery
is to be found in the editors and publish
ers of the old party dailies. The L-J. was
opposing and ridiculing Senator Peffer's
esposual of the plan to base the currency
on land values, and was referring as
metal worshipers all do, to John Law, as
if his were the same or a similar plan.
It is even more absurd aud false to say
that money is the effect of wealth, than
it is to declare it the cause. It is neither.
Money is a creation of law, of the gov
ernment. The present money monopo
lists are opposed to having the govern
ment add any to the volume of money.
Money ought to be at the command of
labor, all labor, at all times. It ought
to be nothing more nor less than coined
or stamped labor, by which we mean
that it should be created for all who are
willing to work for it. The government
employment of the unemployed at a
minimum wage paid in legal tender
greenbacks, coupled with a system of
government banks of loan, deposit and
exchange, would put money within the
reach of all who would work for it, or
provide adequate security, and the value
of the unit would not fluctuate. Money
should be nothing more that a labor
account. To make gold alone money i
to enslave labor. The government ought
to make money to serve all citizens in
equal degree. Feopleshould not be forc
ed to pay for their own credit. No clas9
should be allowed to monopolize credit
money so as to demand usury or interest
tribute from another class.
"The baby has a right to be well
born." He has a right to healthful blood
and clear brains, not those impoverished
and befogged by dissipation, narcotics
and alcohol. He has a right to a happy,
healthful mother one not exhausted by
overwork. He has a right to your first
thought baby first, self last. He has a
right to be kept sweet and clean, that he
is not repellant to those about him. He
has a right to be 'mothered' every day of
his little life. Chicago Universalist.
Yes, most true. But not one baby in
ten born in this country is well bred,
born, and cared for. The slaughter of
the innocents by the powers that decree
poverty, crowding, bad and insufficient
food and sanitation, overwork, anxiety,
etc. (not to mention the sinful individual
wastes and weakening of procreative
forces, and transmitted diseases or weak
nesses originated by vanity and igno
rant or careless ransgression of the
laws of health), is terrible to contem
plate. And the powers that decree pov
erty, etc., are the powers of monopoly
and legalized privilege. The greed ol
monopolists which dictates wages and
prices and makes the conditions and en
vironment of all classes, is as cruel, as
murderous as the spirit of Herod, and
its crimes, individual and corporate, fill
the earth with weeping, with hearts that
cannot be comforted.
The Populists in state convention last
week nominated an exceedingly strong
ticket, heading it with the name of Judge
Samuel Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell has not
formally accepted theuomination neither
has he declined. We doubt not he will
yield his personal wishes to the unani
mous voice of the people nnd be return
ed by them to the place he so long honor
ed. Mrs. Elia W. Peattie of Omaha was
named first for regent and Prof. Bay
ston won a place beside her on the ticket.
We shall have more to say of our candi
dates in future. Mrs. Feattie will poll a
heavy vote outside our party and should
be elected by a handsome majority.
Prof. Bayston is also a strong can
didate. "Much quietness prevails," is the finan
cial report. Yes, the gold god commer
cial superstition is making the land as
quiet and as full of woe as a graveyard.
"Values in the majority of markets are
not as strong as a month ago." If the
graveyard business continues much long
er this nation will break through it into
the hell which has swallowed up the
wealth worshiping people of the past.
The railroads paid last year in inter"
est and dividends $332,303,398, all of
which would have been saved to the peo
ple if the government had owned the
railroads as they do in most countries.
Think how much this saving would have
put in the pockets of individual pro
ducers. It amounts to about $30 apiece
for every head of a family in the whole
nation. But under government control
other great economies could be intro
duced, simplifying the system, reducing
expenses in an aggregate vast sum.
Rev. C. E. Hayward at the Doremus
Congregational church, Chicago, in a
sermon on "The Labor Movement" last
Sunday, said:
"It is not too much to say that the
social and industrial world knows noth
ing of Christianity. Our society must be
reconstructed and put on a Christian
basis before there can be anything like
industrial peace. The labor movement
is in brief the effort of men to live like
men. The labor movement is the cry of
oppression. I believe that, unless the
church of God recognizes this and grap-
Eles with the problem, she will be false to
er mission."
The Chicago Record, commenting on
the $50,000 fountain in Cornelius Van
derbilt's $3,000,000 summer residence
at Newport, says :
No one will fin'd fault with the magnifi
cence of this greatest of society's events
at Newport. One of the virtues ot the
prodigiously rich is found in their ex
travagances, and in this respect theVan
derbilts have always been prodigal. If
Mr. Vanderbilt should decide to have his
$50,000 fountain spout champagne no
one should object.
Which Is . based on the false assump
tion that rich men's millions are hon
estly acquired and they may rightfully
hoard or wastefully spend money as they
please. We emphatically deny that they
have a right to do either.
The electric light monopolists have se
cured the passage of laws in several
states by which the people (?) prohibit
themselves from furnishing public light
ing. In Springfield, 111., the private
monopoly was charging the taxpayers
$138 a year for each lamp. The city de
termined to escape from the pluuderiug
lighting company, and as the city debt
was up to the lawful limit, sixty prfvate
citizens lent their credit to the city for
the construction of a municipal plant.
This was leased to two electricians for
five years, they contracting to supply
the same lamps for $G0 a year. The city
in turn charges its citizens $113 a lamp,
and this, while saving the people $25 a
lamp, provides a sinking fund which will
pay off the debt in five years, when the
price can be reduced to $G0 a lamp, or
Hurrah for Judge Maxwell, the grand
old man. Geneva Banner.
The Republicans of Nebraska are now
getting ready to "point with pride" etc.,
etc., just the same as they always do
when the railroads and sugar factories
call them together in state convention.
Albion Calliope.
It gives us a great deal of pleasure to
note that the brainiest Populist editors
in the union are still adhering to the
Omaha platform and scoffing at fusion.
Among Nebraska's best are The Wealth
Makers, the Schuyler Quill and the Ce
dar Rapids Republican. Many others
can be named, but these are the greatest.
Petersburg Index.
The nomination of H. H. Hiatt, for
county superintendent was one of the
wisest acts of Monday's convention.
Under his charge Custer county schools
have steadily advanced until today they
stand in the front ranks of the schools of
the state, and it is safe to Bay that if the
teachers of Custer county elected the
county superintendent they would elect
11. H. Hiatt by acclamation. West Un
ion Gazette.
A friend of ours has a wife, and between
them they have one of the sweetest babies
on earth. Recently his wife wanted a
pnttern for a dress forthelitt'e durlir;;
and sent down to New York where such
things are kept in the very latest stylo.
The firm that furnished the pattern de
livered it over to the United States gov
ernment, who had its hired man receive
it and put it in a mail bag, deliver it to
another hired man in the employ of
Uncle Sam, who delivered it aboard the
train to another of his hired men, and so
on, until it has been handled and cared
for by at least a dozen government em
ployes.and finally delivered to the brby's
mother at her own door, a distance of
1,500 miles, and all for two cents. One
day we ventured to ask the baby's big
brained daddy if he did not think the
government could run a train and carry
hogs proportionately as it could pat
terns for baby dresses, and he flew into a
tower of rage and called us a socialist,
anarchist and calamity howler. We then
asked him if he thought his baby would
have any more sense when he grew up
than its daddy had, and he threw rocks
at us and otherwise acted so strangely
that we didn't know what could be the
matter with him, but since then we have
learned that he is a Republican. Silver
A. H. Weir Declines
Frank D. Eager, Esq., Chairman County
Central Committee, City:
Dear Sir After mature and careful
consideration I have come to the con
clusion that I cannot make such a can
vass for the office of county treasurer (to
which position the late convention nomi
nated me) as the importance and neces
sities of the case will require.
Among the reasons which induce me to
take this position are the following :
1st. The protests of my business as
sociates are emphatic and positive to
the effect that I cannot at present hold
any official position without serious
detriment to and probable sacrifice of
iny entire business interests. I have al
ready given four years of time to service
of the public and the results, so far as
my private business is concerned, have
only been prejudicial to it.
2d. I am not in financial condition to
make the canvass. The legitimate ex
penses of such a canvass are. necessarily
large and I am personally unable to
meet them.
3d. Engagements made long prior to
this nomination will take me out of the
state for a considerable period of time.
These prior duties I cannot lay aside,
even in the interests of this canvass, and
therefore I will not be here to do the
work even if there were no other obsta
cles in the way.
In view of the above statements of
facts I ask that my name be left off the
ticket. Very truly, A. H. Weib.
Lincoln's Trinity j
Palmyra, Neb., August, 1895.
Editor Wealth Makers:
In regard to your editorial in The
Wealth Makers dated August 22nd,
headed "A Plan to Unite," I was pleased
to read your remarks on the Initiative
and Referendum, especially where you
say, "Thjis makes it impossible to buy
up councilmen, legislators, congressmen,
etc., and secure class legislation." It is
an utterly hopeless case to continue
sending up men to our legislative halls,
to enact laws for the people, whilst they
are exposed to the vile machination of
lobbyists. If there is one feature of
Christ's celebrated prayer more domi
nant than another, it is where the sup
plicant petitions for power to resist evil;
and yet year after year we send up men
to our legislative halls, to do what? to
enact laws to protect the weak against
the strong, knowing all the time that
these men are surrounded by a set of
creatures whose whole aim is to secure
laws favorable to their own class inter
ests. A more debauching and demoral
izing state nf politics cannot be imagin
ed. Our young men just sneer at the
very name of honesty. They meet you
with thecynical smile and declare in open
day, that we would all do the Bame, if
we had the chance. In fact, this is their
stock phrase. Their belief in honesty is
a myth. Now how lang will this condi
tion of affairs last? My belief is, that it
cannot be stemmed unless we Can all,
honest Republicans, Democrats, Prohibi
tions and Populists, see that the condi
tion is destructive of all good govern
ment and the only cure to it is in the
Initiative and Referendum. For to me
it seems impossible, after admitting that
such a condition exists, to openly deny
that the Referendum would not destroy
it. All clear headed men can see that no
lobbyist would attempt to waste his
time on the legislature where he knew
that the law must be referred to all the
people. This article is headed with his
words." (Lincoln's Trinity," said tri
nity, is to be found in his celebrated
GettyBburgh oration.)
"That we (the people) here highly re
solve that these dead shall not have died
in vain; that this nation under God shall
have a new birth of freedom (from lobby
ism) and that the government of the
people, for the people, and by the people,
shall not perish from earth."
The natiou fa at present only compos
ed of the people. It is not for the people,
far less by the people, and until lhis tri
nity of Lincoln's be completed his ever
memorable aphorism is only a glitter
ing platitude.
Yours earnestly a Populist.
John S. Maiben.
Unrivaled Carving.
In ivory and wood carving Japan i
ahead of the rest of the world; In
lacquer work and in pottery and vasel
she has no rival. The work of the Jap.
anese artists in painting flowers and
birds is not equalled. Yet no Japanese
artist can paint a horse or the portrait
of a foreigner. They can't paint a
horse because they have no horses that
we would call horses. They are runty4
tough-looking, knotty brutes.
Longest Btreteh of Cable.
The longest unbroken stretch of tel
egraphfc cable In the world Is the on
which connects the Red sea with Io
dla. The weight of iron employed li
its construction was not less than 61
126,714 pounds, while the coppei
weighed 517,404 pounds; 3,690 knots
was the total length of cable used.
Now for a strong pull for '961 All to
getherl Get up a club for this paper,
only 30c. till November lstl
A Parody on Albert I'lke's "Every Tear." or"W
are Growing Old, They Tell Us."
The poor are getting poorer
Every year;
Starvation's growing surer
Every year;
Nor Is the prospect brighter
That their burdens will be lighter,
For their chains are getting tighter ,
Every year.
The rich are growing stronger
Every year;
Their purse is getting longer
Every year.
For they rule with Iron hand
The producers ot the land,
And the lion's share demand.
Every year.
Babes lor bread are loudly crying
Every year;
By starvation more are dying
Every year;
Their cries so loud ascending.
With groans of slaves are blending
And hearts of angels rending
JSvery year.
The rich heed not the crying
Every year;
Nor the anguish of the dying
Every year.
Bnt are waiting for the hour,
When In their pomp and power,
More homes they may devour
Every year.
The right to homes is ceasing
Every year;
The tenants are Increasing
Every year.
For every law that passes
Wealth is given to the Classes
By grinding down the masses
Every year.
Though they toil on without ceasing
Every year;
Their poverty's Increasing
Every year;
To escape the ills betiding
. With grim poverty abiding.
There are thousands suiciding
Every year.
' Toasts for a Millionaire Banquet
"Beggars and Their Lodgings." Res
ponse by Cornelius Vanderbilt.
"Tramps and Their Camps." Chaun
cey M. Depew.
"The Blacklist and Suicides." C. P.
'"The Divinity that Shapes Our Ends."
Bishop Potter.
"The Gospel of the Gun." General
"Bullets the Palladium of Liberty."
Richard Olney, Secretary of State.
"The Blessings of Boodle." George
"The Rich Man, tho Camel and the Eye
of the Needle." Andrew Carnegie.
"The Blow-Holes in the Constitution."
Chief Justice Fuller.
"Famine and Its Fangs." George M.
"Keep Your Tanks Full and Make the
Lord Your Trust." John D. Rockefeller.
"Economies and New England Long
necked Clams-" Edward Atkinson.
"The Key to the Shylock of the Treas
ury." John G. Carlisle. ,
"The Parity of the Turkey and the
Turkey Buzzard." Grover Cleveland.
"The Steer of the Present and the Hog
of the Future." Phil. D. Armour.
"Skin a Skunk and Build a Fortune."
John Jacob Astor.
"Cleveland, de Moses of America."
Baron Rothschilds.
Railway Timesi.
JS Charm That Tellh"
English and French people pay great
attention to voice culture. Among ta
better classes flexible, beautifully mod
ulated tones and clear, perfect utter;
ance are such common qualities that,
quite naturally, our American voice and
speech seem to them to be greatly con
demned. We are so accustomed to thin
high voices in our women and quick
careless speech that we do not notlci
the defects and forget how excellent a
thing In woman is a sweet, low voice.
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
Omaha platform.
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
Resolved, That we favor the principle
of the initiative and referendum in mat
ters of legislation.
Resol ved, That we are opposed to any
religious test for admission to office or
for membership in this party.
We invite all reform and progressive
organizations and persons to to unite
with us, and deprecate any act which
tendstogive 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 aud 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 visitorsat this convention.
14th Judicial District Call
Ths People's Independent electors of the 14th
Judicial District ot ths Stats of Nebraska an
hereby requested to sleet and sand delegates from
their respeetlvs counties to meet In the city ol
UcCook, on Saturday September T. 189a, at S o'
clock p. m., for ths purpose of placing la nornl
nation one candidate for Judge of ths district
court of the 14th Judicial district, and to trans
act such other business aa may properly corns
before ths convention. Ths basis of represent,
tibn will bs ons delegate at large from each
county and ons additional delegate for each ons
hundred voters or major fraction thereof cast at.
ths general election of 1894 tor Hon. H. W. Mc
Fadden for Secretary of Btate, which gives tas
following vote by counties:
Furnas. .....................l Dnndy ...........J!I3
Gosper 7 Chae HMW......8
Red Willow .......... U ayes. ..................!
Frontier 9
Hitchcock Total.. ,W
Would recommend that the delegates present,
cast full vote ot their respective counties.
J. A. Shebidak.
Chairman Mtk Judicial District,