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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
November 28, 1895
THE WEALTH MAKERS.
New Series of
THE ALL! A KCE-IXDEPEXDENT.
Consolidation of th
Tinner Alliance and Neb. Independent.
PUBLISHED EVERT THUR8DAT BY
Tat Wealth Makers Publishing Company,
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Tuitseilisii liuve iwiu toomucii Hourly m
thiscouutry for thewetik to have justice.
Tub face of Justice is terrible to tlio
oppressors, but beuutiful to the oppress
ed. The cry of the wronged goes up con
tinually and has entered into the ears of
the Lord of Subaoth,
The New York Herald is leading the
forces to uomo Clevelund for the third
term. It has come outeditorially strong
ly supporting him.
"Every citizen is now at the mercy of
prejudiced or malicious federal judges
who may think proper to imprison him,"
says Judge Trumbull.
The Populists of Kunsas have elected
21 more officials this year than they
did in '93. The Kepnblicans elected 55
county commissioners, the Populists 47
and the Democrats 2.
The competitivesystera has given birth
to a brood of monopolists which are eat
ing it up and gathering all power into
their bauds, the power to tyrannize over
and euslave all men.
Another politician, Sam C. Hyde, M.
C.fromSpokanewautsto fight England.
If the people only had seuse enough to
fight their real enemies, the politicians,
war would amount to something.
The Colorado Populists elected 21
sheriffs, the Republicans 11, fusionists 2,
Independents 1, and silver 1. The Popu
lists got 19 clerks, Republicans 24, Dem
ocrats 5, fusionists 3, silver 2 and Inde
pendents!. TnK "Chicago bankers overwhelmingly
declare that the Cleveland-Carlisle finan
cial policy (to retire the greenbacks) is
the only course the government can wise
ly pursue." Yes, and so say the Shylocks
all. But wait for the people's voice. Wait
till you hear from the debtor and bor
Usury will destroy independence and
establish slavery under any and every
form of government. What is slavery?
It is rent, interest and dividends. Usury
is putting a statutory fence around the
gifts of God and government, aud com
pelling the people to pay tribute to mo
nopolists or starve.
Justice Brkwer of the U. S. circuit
court has re-affirmed the decision of the
lower court sentencing Clunieand three
others of the California A. 11. U. strikers
to . eighteen months imprisonment for
obstructing the mails. The case is n
travesty on justice, but it is the inevit
able law of the present system. The
rights of property must be exalted and
the rights of man swept away.
The railroads are now by their last
week's traffic combination practically
one road, no competition, no difficulty
in the way of placiug rates for passengers
aud freight at all the traffic will bear.
Tberailroad kings can now go to Europe,
Asia or Africa, and their income will roll
in in fixed, certain amount! from the
hands of the enslaved toilers!
THE RAILROAD QUESTION
New York, Nov. 19 The presidents
of the trunk lines and their western con
nections today completed the organiza
tion of the joint traffic association.
President George U. Roberts of the Penn
sylvania road was chairman of the meet
ing, which was held in the rooms of the
trunk line association. The agreement
which was unanimously adopted, reads
To aid in fulfilling the purpose of the
interstate commerce act, to co-operate
with each other and adjacent transpor
tation associations, to establish aud
maintain reasonable and just rates, fares,
rules and regulations on state and inter
state trafhe, to prevent unjust discrim
ination and to secure the reduction and
concentration of agencies and the intro
duction of economies in the conduct of
the freight and passenger service, the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company;
the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern
Railroad company, Central Railroad
company of New Jersey, Chesapeake &
Ohio Railroad company, Chicago & Erie
Railroad company, Chicago & Grmid
Trunk Railroad company, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad
company, D., L. & W. Railroad com
pany, Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwau
kee Railroad company, Grand Rapids &
Indiana Railroad company, Grand Trunk
Railway company of Canada, Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern Railroad com
pany, Lehigh Valley Railroad company,
Michigan Central Railroad company,
New York Central and Hudson River
Railroad company, New York, Chicago
& St. Louis Railroad company, New
York, Ontario & Western Railroad com
pany, Northern Central Railroad com
pany, Pennsylvania Railroad company,
Pennsylvania company, Philadelphia &
Reading Railroad company, Philadelphia
Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad coin
wan v. Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad
company, Pittsburg & Western Railroad
company, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi
cago & St. Louis Railroad company,
Terre Haute & Indianapolis Kailroad
company, Toledo, Peoria & Western
Railroad company and Wabash Rail
road company, West Shore Railroad
company do hereby constitute the joint
tralllo association (hereiualter called tne
association) and make this agreement
for the purpose. of carrying out the
objects above named. Other companies
may became members of the association.
Following the above the Associated
Press gives the articles of agreement and
provisions for a board of managers to
carry out the agreements and for the ap"
poin tment of com m issioners to settle q ues
tions that may arise. The association
shall have jurisdiction over all competi
tive traffic (coal, coke, iron ore, mill
cinder, limestone and petroleum, crude or
refined, are excepted. Also traffic des
tined to or coming from Florida, Geor
gia, North and South Carolina, Virginia
and West Virginia, south of the line of
the Chesapeakeand Ohio railroad), which
pass to or from the western termini of
the trunk lines," thus giving absolute
control at nearly all the gateways of
passenger or freight traffic in the nation.
The exceptions above noted are made
necessary by the cheap rates of Atlantic
coast ocean traffic which cannot be con
trolled, and the articles, petroleum, coal,
coke, etc., are excepted because of the
power of those who monopolize those
products. They are not excepted for the
pooplo's sake, but for the great multi
millionaires' sake who alone are enriched
by special rates for their monopolized
The agreements of this gigantic railroad
association have been entered into for a
period of five years.
We have uo special condemnation for
this sort of selfish socialism to overthrow
competition and establish a commercial
monarchy in America. If self seeking is
what the people like and believe in, then
let it be carried by selfish organization
to the full length and limit of shrewd in
genuity; but "if ye bite and devour one
another, take heed lesfc ye be consumed
one of another." It is not possible for
the principle of selfishness to balance
Individual forces and so regulate itself
as to preserve liberty. If the accepted
rule of self-centered individualism, by
which business and politics are conduct
ed, is wise, some must rise and others
sink, the rich must increase in power.and
the poor, increased in numbers by the
reduction of the middle class, must be
content with the bare necessities of life
and a state of entire dependence. If the
selfish struggle is to be considered neces
sary, some will be commercial kings and
others industrial slaves, and it does not
matter to the mass which of the selfish
For all this there is no remedy but
God's law, and almost everybody deems
that law visionary, impractical, ahead
of the times, dangerous socialism, and
not in accord with human nature. So
the mills of God grind on.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 22, 1895. To
the President Sir: I make complaint to
you and through you to your interstate
commsree commission against the trust
and pooling agreement, now nearly fin
ished, of the eight American railroad
trunk lines and one Canadian line con
trolling the traffic between New York
city and Chicago. The agreemeut pro
vides thnt every railroad in thecombina
tion shall make and maintain the trans
portation rates prescribed by a board of
managers representing all the roads.
This is a conspiracy in restraint of trade
and commerce under the act of July 2,
1890. The agreement also makes cer
tain that all competition shall be abolish
ed as above required by imposing heavy
fines upon any offending roads, which
fines are to be applied for the benefit of
the other roads. This is a division of
earnings contrary to section 5 of the
interstate commerce law.
This trust and pooling agreement can
be annihilated as provided by explicit
existing laws of the United States (1)
by injunction from the courts, (2) by an
order of the interstate commerce com
mission, or (3) by an indictment of the
individuals signing the same. It can
also easily be stopped by a vigorous ap
peal from yon to Mr. J. Pierrepont Mor
gan, whose power over the nine gover
nors of the nine trunk lines is absolute,
as it was over the bond syndicate. It
cannot be possible that you intend to
take upon yourself and your administra
tion the responsibility of fasteuing upon
your burdened and helpless people the
biggest t.niHt the world ever saw or that
was ever conceived of when one earnest
word from you to your fresh attorney
general, your ambitious chairman of
your commission, or your omnipotent
banker friend will paralyze the iniquity
in its inception. Very respectfully,
W. E. Chandler.
BE THANKFUL. FOR WHAT?
Once a year the govern msnt has fallen
into the habit of calling on all the people
to be thankful, aud it is well for us to
consider what are the reasons we have
forgrntitude. "We" is a term that covers
very diverse circumstances and states.
It includes the sick and the well, the rich
and the poor, the overworked who are
starving upon their wages, and those
who work not at all whose tribute from
the toil of others is constantly accumu
lating. Are we to be thankful for low wages or
no wages, we who receive them, as well
as they whom they benefit? Are we all
to be thankful that the rich are rich, and
that the poor are poor, because, as many
say, that is the plan of Providence?
Should the prayer of the rich man be
after this manner.
Lord, I thank thee that I am not as
other men, obliged to work, poorly re
warded, with a family in want. In thy
inscrutable wisdom Thou gavest me (or
my ancestors) the power to take advant
age of a neighbor's need aud place my
self above him. As a result, not to one
alone, now, but to many, I dictate
terms; aud my income, called rent, inter
est and dividends, is sure. I thank Tbee
that without labor, without expending
my vital forces, without reducing my
capital, I can, by commanding the labor
ot others, load my table with choice,
nutritious, well-cooked food, that in the
same way I can dress my family in cost
ly and fashionable attire, and shelter
them in a modern mansion.
These things are all of Thy good plea
sure mine, because Thou gavest me
power to rule over others and didst or
dain that they shouid serve me. Therefore
we worship Thee and give Thee praise;
we thank Thee for bestowing on us
power and dominion and tribute, world
without end, amen.
And should the poor man pray after
Lord, my crop failed; but I thank Thee
that the growth of the mortgage remains
to comfort me. The job of work by
which 1 was able to buy bread, rough
clothes, pay rent, and get half enough
fuel, leaving us nothing to feed our
minds and gratify our love of the beauti
ful, has failed me; but it was needed to
test our faith and make us meek, so that
we could inherit heaven. It was a need
ed disappointment, too, because it shows
us how grateful we ought to be to the
rich for giving us employment. "This
world is not our home," Lord that is
evideut. But we thank Thee that man
sions are for all in heaven, and that
there is no cold, nor hunger nor crowded
tenement air, nor rent to pay when we
get there. We also rejoice, through our
tears, that thou hast taken our little
ones (who succumbed to bad air and ex
posure) from the evils to come.
In answering these prayers we imagine
God saying to the first, "Thou hypocrite
and blasphemer," and to the second,
"Thou fool." God does not wish us to
be thankful for evil man causes, nor for
wealth that oppression extorts. He has
made infinite resources and bestowed
tnem, not upon a favored few, but upon
all. He is not the author of evils. Aud
He has made it necessary for us to op
pose evil and turn from it in order to es
cape it. He has given us moral seuse to
use and power to be obedient to it.
LIBERTY 18 AGAIN LOST
For what was the war of the revolution
The English government wanted to tax
the colonies. The stamp act, the tax
on tea and other articles of use was
deemed sufficient encroachment upon the
rights of the people to what they pro
duced, to justify rebellion and a seven
years bloody war. Upon the battlefields
of Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill,
Trenton' the Heights of Abraham, Mon
mouth, Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, and
York town the lives of many thousands
were poured out for liberty to labor and
preserve to the producers their own,
their eu (ire product. But, standing be
siij the monuments erected on those
sacred battlefields, and looking over
this great land by fallen heroes won and
dedicated to freedom, we must acknow
ledge that they seem now to have died in
vain. This is not the land of the free, and
where are the brave, the freedom loving
and sacrificing, the sons of those who
died to make us free?
What were the taxes that George III
sought to levy on our forefathers, com
pared with the millions and billions now
taken from American toilers by English
and American monopolist's, who allow
us no voice in wiint use shall be made of
the tribute we pay them?
"Socialism" thutisnot Christian is not
socialism. "Christianity" that is not
socialism is not Christianity. Christian
ity is diametrically opposed to individual
ism, the each-for-himself struggle of the
six-diiys-in-the-week busiuess world.
Socialism is just the opposite of selfism.
Christianity or socialism is the longed
fornnd real salvation for which, when
saying, "Thy kingdom come," we pray;
it is also that good which the selfish
most hate, dread, malign and inveigh
nn'iiiiiwt. Socialism or Christianity can
not use force, for force is alien to it. Its
an tu re is love. He who would by arms
or majority statutes force men to be un-
M llisli, or act as if they were, has not in
him the nature of Christ; or the spirit of
socialism. He who is not unselfish iu his
motives does not know Christ, or his
socialism, the love of all.
S0CtALI8tf THE GREAT DANGER
Yes. that's right. It is overrunning the
land. It is absorbing all our liberties. It
is spreading slavery everywhere. It is
the great corrupting gower iu political
and private life. It is a growing, terrible
evil, that is leading us straight on to
blood-red anarchy, devastation, and the
complete overthrow of the slowly built
civilization of the centuries.
It is selfish socialism we are speaking
of, the socialism of the bodies known as
corporations. They take it for granted
that they may look out for their own in
terests, as individuals do, that it is well
to help one another by massing their
means and power, and that what they
can command for their services belongs
to them. It is simply individual selfish
ness made irresistible by organization,
and if selfishness is to be justified in the
individual it must be lawful and right in
corporations. Furthermore, if it is the
right rule for business, it must be the
right rule for politics, and why should
the selfish denounce the selfish?
But there is a socialism which is unsel
fish. It is not what is labeled, but it is
what ought to be known as, Christianity.
It declares that the socialism of the cor
porations and give and take politics is a
perverted good. It teaches the better
way of love, the union of all interests,
and that to serve is more delightful than
to command or hire service. But,
strange to say, this sort of socialism
the only kind we believe in is very un
popular, or perhaps we should say, dis
believed in and little practiced. The
worldly wisdom of selfishness is exalted
by both the church and the world above
it, as being the necessary rule of daily
life, or business, and the false or pocket
book centered socialism of the grasping,
insatiable corporations is rushing us on
"AND THOU, TOO, BRUTUS !"
Fusion, with the true Populist, is dead
everywhere. The first man who pro
poses it iu the future in either the city,
county or state, should be politically
roasted alive. 1. H. libbles in Indepen
dent. It is about time to Rerve notice on the
so-called free silver democracy of Ne
braska that the People's party is
through monkeying. Hereafter we will
go straight ahead and attend to our
affairs. He who is not for us is against
us. All enemies hereafter will be treated
alike, whether they are intentional ones
or not. J. A. Edgerton, in Noncon.
Yes, "fusion with the true Populist is
dead everywhere," and we are somewhat
more certain about it because the above
writers have at last taken open position
against it. They are ready now to roast
alive the first man Bryan or Allen even
who prpposes it anywhere, but, if we
recollect distinctly, not long since they
defended those who endorsed fusion and
malignantly maligned the writer because
he wanted to do a little roasting . of
fusionists then, and used his influence to
keep the party distinct from Democracy
The course of The Wealth Makers in
fearlessly condemning fusion is now justi
fied by the teachings of its bitterest ene
mies, and we are content. Let the cur
RUNNING TO COVER
The case of State of Nebraska vs. John
F. Hill comes on for trial before the Su
preme Court on next Monday, December
2d. We notice for some reason unex
plained that the majority of jurors
selected are bankers. Iu view of the out
wardly confident claim of the defendants
that the State has no case, and that they
have a legal defence, we are at a loss to
understand why nearly, if not quite all,
thedefendants are putting their property
out of their hands. An examination of
the records of Lancaster and Douglas
county shows that nearly all the defen
dants are running to cover, and trying
to secrete their property. An examina
tion of the deeds aud mortgages in the
Register of Deeds' office at Lincoln shows
that nearly every defendant has either
mortgaged or conveyed his property so
as to place it out of reach of execution.
In Omaha the sureties who Bigned , Hill's
bond have organized a corporation and
have deeded their real estate to that cor
poration, and have received shares of
stock in the corporation to the amount
and value of the real estate deeded.'They
doubtless think that the shares of stock
which they hold in this corporation can
be more readily sold and transferred
than if the property was simply deeded
to some friend outright.
It seems to us that the State ought to
recover. That there is no question of
facts that are to be submitted to the
jury, and we trust that the court will
rise to the dignity of the occasion and
peremptorily instruct toe jury to returu
a verdict for the state. The attorneys
for the State are confideut that these
fraudulent transfers of property can be
set aside, and the real estate of the defen
dants aud property be subjected to the
payment of any judgment recovered. It
is expected that the case will last a week
or ten days.
The thrifty press, conducted on "busi
ness principles," reports that "our petro
leum supply is failing," and, as if it were
a consequence, that "prices are steadily
rising." The Standard Oil company
which has a cinch on all "our" petroleum
has only to report this, reduce the .out
put, save labor expenses and at the same
time raise the price. Pay the papers
thousands for telling the yarn about lail
ing oil, and roll np millions in raised
prices and reduction of expenses, beef
"An.noyi.no legal tenders." That is
what the New York Tribune calls the
greenbacks in its headlines reporting
Carlisle's speech before the New York
Chamber of Commerce banquet held at
Delmonico's Nov. 10th. And it pictures
the bay window company in swallow
tails, with Carlisle speaking.and the long
tables loaded with wine glasses. That is
the crowd that wishes to destroy the
people's money which patriots were paid
for being shot at. aud which saved the
country! Yes, paper legal tenders of gov
ernment make are very annoying to the
money kings, who would lift their
thrones above the stars of heaven, above
the rights of God.
The Supreme Court last week handed
down a decision which makes G. W.
Berge county judge of Lancaster county.
Lansing has been illegally holding the
office nearly two years. Mr. Berge was
elected by the Populists a year ago
and Lansing has refused to give up the
office to him. The court now settles it
and Mr. Berge is entitled to the pay and
position from which he has been defraud
ed. Judge Berge is a man the Populist
party has reason to be proud of and all
will rejoice that justfee too long delayed
has granted him the honor conferred
upon him by the people.
Ge.v. Alger denies Senator Sherman's
imputation that he bought up Southern
votes in the Republican national conven
tion of 1888. Of course he would deny
it. But it cannot be questioned that old
party conventions are the greatest mar
ket places iu the world. There is more
value in the interests there bartered and
bargained for than ever change hands in
the greatest excitements in the stock ex
changes of Chicago, New York or Lon
don. The great political parties are run
by the professional politicians, by men
who make politics their business and are
iu it for money, for selfish considerations.
Eugene V. Debs is the first man let out
of jail who has been met by a trainload
of people wao came to do him honor.
He was lifted to their shoulders and
carried amid shouts of praise and wel
come to the city from which he was taken
as a prisoner and a judicially condemned
man. He is the hero of the hour. Pri
sons could not seal his lips. Bolts and
bars could not confine the spirit of
liberty which inspired him.
Did you ever stop to inquire why the
law should give debt the power to in.
crease itself? All debt is increasing debt,
not naturally, but by law. Debt by
statutory power steadily eats into the
equity of the debtor, and without requir
ing labor on the part of the creditor in
creases his property and power. Debt
is thus given the power to rob the poor
for the benefit of the rich.
Wouldn't it be a surprise to the Bryan-
Bland silver issue men to have green
backs made the first question. That
seems to be the inevitable thing though.
The greenbacks must go" is what the
bankers say, and what they say has
been in the habit of going. Cleveland
and Carlisle are repeating their refrain,
and the Republicans will not dare to say
no to it.
President Debs, just out of jail, is
honored as a vicarious sufferer for the
people, and Judge Woods who imprison
ed him is despised as a contemptible
monster of tyranny. A tyrant with the
title of judge, an autocrat who, in this
land, makes himself lawgiver, judge and
jury, is the tyrant whom the people will
most bitterly execrate.
The bankers say, "The greenbacks
must go, or we will draw gold from the
treasury aud force you to issue more
bonds." The president in his message
will doubtless urge the substitution of
bonds for the people's money, and the
Republican party will bo forced to show
its hand. It must offend the bankers or
"Fusion, with the true Populist," has
always been dead, gentlemen. It has
been the office seekers and spoilshunters
who have kept it alive. '
Notice of Proposed Co-operation
It is proposed to establish a co-operative
association to develop certain coal,
iron, and lime deposits, together with
other natural resources, and establish by
actual practical effort, to as large a de
gree as possible, the reforms now being
sought through political agitation.
The promoters are business men who
intend to make a determined stand
against certain lines of monopoly, and
clear the way for similar undertakings
sure to follow.
Membership fees will be cut down to the
lowestamount possible, compatible with
safety. Circular No. 1 (prospectus) will
be issued shortly, and can be had from
the subscriber by enclosing stamp for re
ply, and by giving name and address
(plainly) and also occupation. Reform
papers are urgently requested to give
this notice as much publicity as possible.
Des Moines, la. Jas. T. R. Green.
Before the law was written down with parchment
or with pen;
Before the law made cltltena, the moral law
Lnw stands tor human rights, bnt when It falls
those rights to give,
Then let law die, mjr brother, bnt, let hnman be
ings live. Rev. Miller Hagemau.
L. P. Davis, Dentist over Rock Island
ticket office, cor. 11th and O streets.
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WORK, NOT ALMS.
What! Charity! No, thank yon sir
I haven't come to thatl
I'm poor In want but I'm not here
A-holding ont my bat.
I've two arms, a willing strength
I'm not the man to shirk.
I don't ask alms sir. All I want
Is just a chance to work,
I'm not a beggar, sir, thank God!
1 only ask my right
A chance to earn what me and mine
Require, and in the sight
Of fellowmen to be a man,
And hold his head np straight.
Whose child, your child, sir, could not scorn
A 8 an associate.
My wife and child need food and warmth
And I ran give them all
They need, with work and help as well,
At my neighbor's call.
Rut idle hands are helpless, sir.
And bo I ask of yon
A chance to show what mine are worth,
Some honest work to do.
I'm only one of the thousands and
We lire not beggars, sir!
We're juat as willing now to work
A irnod men ever were.
Don't treat us, sir, like mendicants
Whom yon would fain avoid,
lint give ns for God's sake, if you can.
Work for the unemployed.
THE OLD AND THE NEW.
There Is Quite a Difference Between the
Ancient and Modern Brigands.
"How dear to our hearts are the old
fashioned robbers, where fond recol
lection presents them to view; the
Duvals, Jack Sheppards, the James
and others, and all the rough set that
our infancy knew; they held up stage
coaches and wrecked railways often,
they murdered their men and they
stole all their stuff, but they'd find
I 4 " nAmno -ri-i A ? V ilia m -wl nun nil
round, inorouirn tougn.
For vour modern brierana no longer
is willing1 to rob two or three as tha
week slips away. lie robs all the time
and he robs all the people; he waits
not for night, but robs on all the day.
To-day 'tis franchise, to-morrow some
paving; the next water rates, and some
busted up banks, and all of the time
he is lying and stealing in a way that
Duval and the "Youngers" outranks.
He is no way particular as to his
thieving; he takes anything that may
come in his way; if he can't get it now
he is perfectly willing to call for it
later or drop in and stay. He can
steal an election without any trouble;
he can pack a convention and not cause
delay; he raises the dead before ressur
rection, and votes men who're living in
But the strangest thing concerning
these felons, and 'tis stranger than
fiction would ever dare be, is the fact
that their wickedness never is pun
ished; in fact they all flourish like old
green bay trees. The voters swear
deeply and use awful language, but
year after year go and vote for the
ring; and they've no one to curse when
they find themselves swindled, they
themselves ar to blame, and in this
lies the sting.
The old-fashioned robber, the Claude
Duval robber, would cover his head
with the sackcloth of shame; though
he had cards and spades the latter-day
boodler would beat him to death the .
first round of the game. Rocky Moun
For every man who gets something
for nothing, some other man gets noth- i
Ing for something.
Dr. Madden, Eye, Ear, Nose, and
Throat diseases, over Bock Island
ticket office, S. W. cor. 11 and O streets.
Glasses accurately adjusted.
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