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JANUARY 4. 18 4
anda of Uolfd Statea receiver?, who
always conduct them oa tbe beet buei-
nesa urinciDles. shows what ample
hess principles, snows wmi
.....i-,Mh. tn nationalize and
.f th whole railroad busl
A neat. Charon a comparatively few
n. . no.t nffint&la.
Xh rmc.falafor trovernment officials
in all that ii needed. We should then
have all our transportation at cost, In
nave an our iruiv "um
teadofas now at cost plus profits,
which are making a great nutaoer oi
. !.u-!.a And the cost
under an economically perfected, single
system,, would be not over half what it
DO SUCH PRAIIES PLEASE GOD?
Itaiah 5S: 1-12 1
A few weeks ago several Methodist
Jbishops, Dr. Neman and o'hers, met
"herein Lincoln to consult and pray
over '.he financial condition of Wesleyan
University. The Chancellor afterward?,
in a sermon which we listened to, told
of the great burden aad need of money
which weighed upon them, and how
BUhop Newman prayed. Such a prayer!
He told the Lord they must have help,
that they could do nothing but look to
Him. They bad got to the nd of their
resources, and the work was His, &c. &c
Without doubt it was a very e. quent
petition, but, to our mind, it must have
trained severely the patience of .the
Almighty. We are aware that these
church leaders, the chief priest and
i teachers, are above being taught, are
r too certain that their teaching is per
fect to listen for a moment to any criti
olsm of tkelr creed; nevertheless, for
Christ's sake and humanity's sake, we
are constrained to affirm that they are
in their lijea and their influence funda
mentally, practically unchristiam.
In the first place these heads of the
church were not 'at the end of their
resources, nor eve. at the beginning, if
they had known it. The church can
never be in financial straits except as
the natural result of disobedience,
trampling under foot Christ's teaching,
God's la. It suffers with the selfish,
struggling Ishmaelitish commercial
world, because it has been sinning with
.llv all men "bite and
devour one another," the individual has
no chance to lire unse waniy. .
dividuals organlaed to love ana serv
nna onnt.hnr need not SO live.
no chance to lire unselflsmy
one another need not so live.
The church ander the teacmng, uy
the teaching, of these leaQf
seeking ttrbt the kingdom oi uo multlpiicatlon and gro th of mono
Tiiriohififuanes. It does not know, u r
" T '
. , 1 1 utnninD to their
cannot nna ou ujr --
dom requires. These p isuup.. I
Christendom take it aTr"u,
God's will is known. an
ur Tfn'hvanv religious
boheved in by any religious
organization. The language oi m ,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy
elf," is plain, as it was to the Old Tes
tament readers, but its meaning Is
again lost, and In the same way, by
ti adition and custom. Trusted leaders,
coveting wealth and power, obtained
influence In the church, and early set
aside the property test of love, "the
trait gate" which Christ built to keep
out mammon worshipers. They athels
tlcallv rejected God's wisdom and ac
cepted in place of It the worldly wis
dom of selfishness, and so, through
exalting man above God, the church
was led bacinto the world of selfish,
contending Individualism, out of which
it has never since as a body emerged.
Substituting warring Individual in
terests for a community of interestthey
cut Christ's body into parts, and des
troyed Its spiritual iife and world sav
We say the church went back to live
and do business bv the rule of evil, the
world's saltish way. But the professed
object of the organization and of Its in
dividual members continued to be love,
equal love for their neighbors and a
desire to save them from the evils of
selfi3hnis. Put in pbin English their
practiced creed was, and to this day is,
"Be selfish In all your business rela
tions, vour every day deeds. In order
that you may have money to-pay for the
preaching of unselfish words on bunaay.
Do selfUhly, as others do, get more la
bor than you give In exchange, compel
men to work for lsas than they produoe,
and so furnish you ti e means to be more
or less charitable (?) to those nenker
neighbors whom you and othr strong
ones have despoiled of all natural righti
in the earth and left utterly dosUtuu?;
also that yau my, If you can ju'S'-ia
enoutrh profit out of others, have a sur
plu fortune toemlow theological school
and colleges, and so enable them by a
perpetual aooursud usury robbery to
educate men to b IU?ve In, sanction and
nrtach. prao'ica'ly, this sort tf shlva
Hon." ThU for the strong, and for the
wi-ak the preachm has b.en,
'Bjonl.'tt lu that humble, labr
lout, hU-trved sphere of life lo which
It ha phased U h! io place you."
'ritanii Gthl'." Dreadful mut be the
wrath callwd furia by this biiht my,
thW ftMTlption of v U to the All Father
The NU'hodUt Hhp and fdu
tore wr on tMr fos b fr? God, Jnt
Joaua , and we bolieve the ati
word irlvou (o Jothtt l hr them. The
Iir i i!iJ t him:
(Jut th ui; whrx'ftir lll thoa
thus iixiu thy Im J !!' I Iva'U nlnru d,
and tiff hove ai' lritar4 nif
ivnt lttch I imiiii'Jd them; Ur
Ih'y ' vm oV'-n t'tft of the attnurd
thlritf. and have ai llrB. aul l-
I- ...i .u., ,,ai n.vu.
atuoi( tt.lf oa stuff.
Instead of lying on their face pray
ing, these modern Joehuas should be
finding out who caused this panic and
the enforced idleness and universally
felt loss and distress. If they search
thoroughly they will find it was caused
br forcinsr the wealth produce rg who
by forcing the wealth producers who
fill the market, to Uktjws than the
mtrket price fr their ; products, and
that thia injustice was made possible
ey a udJUu w.4uirC u.UUU(.,
land, money and various term of nec-
Thev will find aftr consideration, that
Jehovah was wist r than they are when
He prohibited His people from selling
the land forever, from monopoliziog
the land and the houses, and from tk
Ing "usury, or iccrease," foe anything
lent. They will see also that the va
rious usury accumulations by the rich
force economies upon the pror, by tak
ing from them the money (justly theirs)
ta empty the markets, and that so pro
duction must more or lets r gularly be
stopped, as at present, and poverty
made to spread farther and farther, to
embrace more and more.
And when they begin to see this, if
tht y are brave men, they will "Cry
aloud and spare not." Thy will show
the people thtlr transgressions; they
will demand that the bands ef wicked
ness be looted, that the oppressed be
set free, and that every yoke be broken.
"Then they shall call, and the Lord
will answer; they shall cry, and He
shall say, Here I am."
EEfEINTED IB0M MONDAY'S BEE
Lincoln, Dec. 23. To the Editor of
The Bee: In answer to my protest
against your classing the Populists with
wildcat money and curretcy inflation
advocates, you suggest that I write a
letter for publication, defining our posi
tion on the currency and government
I take pleasure In doing this, and
appreciate the courtesy aad spirit of
fairness which your suggestion shows.
"The spirit of party," which Washing
ton warned us against, the spirit of
political unfairness and unpatno'.ti sel
flshnass. is the common spirit today.
Commercialism has crowded patriotism
, . . . , . j
fcnured has niven to the few
aooalliBS. The special
Lrlvileees Bratited to corporations and
polles have made possible an unpre
rapid concentration of
wealth, the transfer of the money
lt(V natural resources from
The condition of the country today
illustrates most forcibly the fact that
millions of our people are no longer free
or independent. The multitudes who
can neitli employ themselves nor find
employment have no avsilable, no po
tential, right to life, liberty and happi
ness. And the still larger circle, which
lecludes those who are at work and who
must work for capitalists and those who
must pay monopoly prices for services,
shows to us the much larger number
who are dependent, the number whose
surolus eariilngs are taken froa them
ti buy up more and more of the natural
reseurces, thereby spreading and In
tensifying industrial slavery.
"Not less than 117,000 working people
are ut of work and in sore need" in
Chicago is the telegraphic news of the
11th Inst , and Chicago Is not suffering
more than the rest of the country. The
panic and the succeeding stagnation
and suffering was caused directly by
the refusal of the banks to lend the
money which Is needed to keep the
wheels of commerce and Industry mov
ing. The money oauld nowhere else
be obtained, and so the great mass of
the people suffer loss and are seen to ba
dependent on the money lords, the
The People's party is the first to say
that the money monopoly must be brok
en, that tne weaiin-couceniraiing,
labor enslaving drain of usury must
be btopped; that unless it can be stop
ped there is no liberty, no Independence
possible for the common people. As a
party we Bot only see this, but we have,
afier a careful tiudy of the money ques
tion and the needs of industry, formu
lated a plan to keep the supply of
money in guvernmeut control, where
those who need capital can borrow
mony without interest, at cost of
examining and caring for securities
We orouose a new financial system, a
ncientlflcHllv perfect, government Issued
legal tender mouey, and means of circu
lating it. We do not prope currency
Inflation and a depreciated dolWr,
many suppwe, nor does our ulaa lead
to It. Bf our syt iu money will In
crease in volume, but only as wea thi r
captiallr.craMia. the volume will be
regu!ated by natural demand, by actual
Kd. Th ourrvecy will entr circula
tion where It is called tor with el
stwarlty, and be with drawn from circu
lation (JeptMitod with the government)
nhoiM ltcannotbe advantaiteouklff ud.
lb unit of value measure, to rvgulatt'd
cannot II ictuate, or vary.
Our jtU.in rails for g vrroiet
Unklrnr. an I we demand lit ou nation
al p! form, "that pwtal avln,'s hank
Hm athiutid by the fovon.tct at f r
tb st'e deposit of the uralnK of the
aople and W facl.ltate vtfthang
Threiigh thmw bajtki u I ub trm !
we roHe that nioavy hll bj laord
wrn! netat. and on weMeud
H,riih!i prducU of mrbtit value
furnishing ample security. In addition
uo the real ertate or warehouse security
considered ample by th back directors,
under fixed rules and limitations, the
tax paying property of each coun'y
where the loans are made should be
obliged to make good to the govern
ment any possible loss which Inadequate
security in rare instances might entail.
The element cf risk can be entirely, or
almost entirely, eliminated. But if
some slight ri:k In security values is
unavoidable, a small fractien of rl-k
per cent wt uM naturally be added to
the labor cost of loaning to cover It, to
prevent taxation. A fourth of I per
cent charga on all loans would doubt
less mjre than Indemnify the counties
for all inadequate security losses.
This, in brief, is oar plan; and there is
nothing impracticable in it. Austra
has for f leven years, had in most buccib
ful operation a postal savings bank sys
tem, with a regular check and clearing
system as one of its features, providing
every convenieice of our ordinary pri
vate ar d nation! bat,ks. We can find
plenty of qualified and most reputable
baLkerand other cltlzeas whom we
can elect to locally conduct our deposit,
loaning and exchange business at an
immense savicg of labor at.d interest
charges. With the government postal
savings and loan barks established we
shall have a place of absolute security
in which to dwposlt surplus earnings a
uui vereal need and demand, aid money
In unfailing reacn to keep every one at
srlr nn trms which secure to the
workers the full product of their labor.
With this financial system Introduced
the vast wealth-concentrating drain of
Interest would be stopped; all the
wealth produced in a community would
be retained in that community, and the
people would be kept free and indepen-
ent. On the one item of 132,000,0' 0 of
farm mortgage indebtedness Neiraska
would save for local trade and improve
ments about $10,001,000 each year,
which we now contribute mostly to
eastern loan and trust companies.
Under the monetary system we pro
pose the curre noy can neither be In-
lUted nor contracted; the dollar can
neither appreciate nor depreciate: the
volume will increase only as labor is
and wealth produced. And
because government loans can be secur
ed at cost money cannot be loaned by
private parties for interest. It is a sys
tem which will release more guld for
foreign exchanges, if it is wanted, than
we now have. And it is a monetary
system which no puteide financial dis
turbances can affect. Within our own
domain paulos and the present recur
ring periods of business depression
would by it be rendered Impossible. It
would set all at work and insure perpe
tual opportunities. It is the Coperni
cac eybtem of finance, simple, equitable
perfect. George Howard Gibson.
THE PEOPLE MUST MAKE AND US-
MAKE THE LAWS.
Hitherto we have not in this paper.
expressed any views regarding the
Initiative and Referendum; but we are
convinced that it Is an important re
form. Representative government,
so-called, has been with us, in the mat-
ter of securing justise to the common
people, a huge failure. The profession,
al politicians, the treacherous dema
gogue?, the swarm of spoils seeking
hypocrites, have been too many for us.
We have believed their smooth woras
and entrusted them with law making
powers, and In return they have bar
tered away our liberties, they have soia
us into slavery by means of class legis
lation. If we would retain our rignts
and liberties, wo must retain in our
hands the law-making ana veto power.
The principle of direct legislation,
doing away with the corrupt and cor
ruptible lawmakers, should be in great
favor with all lovers of justice and good
government. And in the short time
which the Initiative ata Ht lerenaum nas
been agitated it has drawn to itself a
vast number of advoca es. The Amer
ican Frdera'lonof Labir.near.y amluion
strong, has just resolved to stand on It ;
the Knights of Labor demand it; and
we believe the Republican party in
Massachusetts has hi ched it to its plat
form to catch the laboring vote. It Is
one of the doubtful adjuncts to our
platform, which party Ignoranco made
us somewhat afraid of when It wa pro
posed and voted on. But in the next
platform we naakt it should be given
prominence and honorable place. In
telligent men of all parties, politicians
and monopolistsexcep'ed, will be driven
to luoi'orl It
Our readers are awre, we suppow,
that the Initiative and KoferenJum plan
Is la very successful aad In perfea'ly
satisfactory operatlua In the SwU Re
J, V. Wolfe's blgiale "ad"earae In too
late for tht Uu, but look out fur It
next wek. Don't forget the time, Jan
uary llth. Make prorations to at
tend this sale aa It will be the bi Aor
ta of l'oland China ts ever void la
the wt and as gd as any olT!ml
an j where, Mr. Wolfe buys the h,
n t ardlese of price, ar put all hi m
Hiu' crop of viutr.f to aad avni
twenty eld owe la hi tab. V r th
brcrdlpg of hi hurd send to Ltru fW
at c'l"gue, A4d?v hot ?, I.I'm
j To Florid tk th. MUmrl I'aotn.'
r"u. City Ticket i ffi.s I.M O trwi,
We make a specialty of this
line and can give you sone
To be found in the city.
We also carry a line from
3.00 to $7.50
Which cannot be beat.
I 1 25 O St., Lincoln,
(Under tbln head, ehort articles tit general
int-ntton tbe subject of muuial lnHumrioe
will be published free of charge, and In lbs
name of tav writer, wbi'ite iitii mum always
accompany tbe letter, an l who wl 1 alone b
renpoulble for the views expressed Any
o mmuijl!'lon in tbe naturo of au sdTertlr.e
nieni, or ca culait-d 10 beuetit any particular
company will be charged (oratourreKularrate
for reading notice.
The annual meeting of the Lancaster
County Farmers .Mutual Insurance Co.
will be held in the office of the secre
tary, room 328 McMurtry block, near
corner of llth and M streets, Lincoln.
Neb., at 10 o'clock a. m., on Jan. 11.
1894. Every member is urged to attend
and bring a farmer neighbor with you.
We will have a good report and want
every member to hear it and know just
how your officers are carrying on your
J. Y. M. Swigart, Sec'y. .
The annual meeting of the Cyclone
Co. will be held in the parlors of the
Windsor hotel. Lincolia, Neb., Jan. 17,
1891, at 7 p. m.
If tou can nt attend this meeting in
person you should send a substitute by
helping to defray the expense of some
of your neighbor members, that he may
report back the progress of the com
pany. By all eans every member should be
represented in this very important
meeting as there are some changes
needed in our by-lws.
J. Y. M. Swioaiit, Sec'y.
Detail of an Attack toj Cost.tok Cpoa
m Cliurtih at KroncUe.
Coloonk, Jan. 3. The Cologne
Zeitun publishes full details of the
attack upon the Catholic church at
Krosche, lo the government of Kevno,
by Cossacke lust month. This account
of the massacre fully confirm the
report originally sent out and which
afterward was officially dented. The
correspondent of the Zeitung adds
that the Cos-aeks were guilty of in
credible birbanty and ewe ty.
They lanced and knouted the de
fonsi'tesa poodle whom they drove
from the chtirchea Women, us wall
a men, were liududed among their
victims. The dead and inutllitod were
thrown Into a iiiue pit near tbe
church. Tbe sucred nruawooU were
titKeu from the edifice, broken Into
niocee and thrown into a ceapouL
The CoKNae a, aftr this, were allowed
to plunder the village.
'nr(i.l KccmUrr lUrberrs Mama.
8 raait'iiiou, Jan. i The Call
annuunuw what pwrjorta t'J bi a de
tUon lu the court marshal at Mare
Ulttnd in the case of UUhurl Ah
lr pant aasi-taut aurgeoa, Unitod
Male navy. Aohbrlde come from
a trmulnnl 1'Hilk UlpUia f tukily. It
naarhitrged Wfore tie rotirt inartial
that lhi youarf ettrireoit IikI forgd
tha it;aainre of woi-eLf tf the
Nivy lloru'M to a ttrj.Ui ui.
tt; of litHtrm iiiin to Ct)titia ilol
km at More lliud It U ll the
eiur iiiai tUl 4 tiiKJi the vh ira4
rv , oiumiil the J i,l nal i t Vh
bridge from tht ri'.
Wl liain A lUnnU, una tf the
Ul kivjwn ww iellM In rov
4vv, U I . It a def4Mr lt IHOO-t
ALLIANCE LOCATING AGENCY.
Raw prairie and Improved farms on good terms, all the way from 110 to 130
per acre. Address, THOMAS STEVENSON,
Albion, Boone County, Neb.
II as for rale at tpeclal pricts desirable homes, smooth lots, business block and
acre tracts near all t e collrge buildings in Lincoln. Farm land for sale
or trade In all parta of the ttate. If you want to sell or trade list
your property. All correspondent answered promptly.
JOHN J. GILLILAN.
JOHN B. WRIGHT,
P. E. JOHNSON,
OP LiINOOJUN, NEB.
Capital , $25 0,000.
First '. National ! Bank,
Capital, - - - $400,000.
C. A. HANNA,
7 I I ' 4 '
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k . lJiit. liTViliiT-
I auliions, ma.es ..1 cull won uie prize at NeDraska State Fair ever Nebraska World's Fair
Winners in past live years.
They Were -WTippers of 527 pp'zes.
I AM S Is the onlv imiv.rter in Nebraska that imported hi Percherons !r the past three Vfara from Fraace
and the lariret importer oiClydraand Shires. ALL BLACKS, lams' hoes won si aw.epstakeS
prizes at Nebraska feuta Fair of 1893. and Lima U the only iran of Nebraska tliat is enutled to the name of
SiT?o ".welKhtarfl at ALLIANCE PKK-KS AND TKRMs. one te and three year, time t
ner cent 11H. rest or chi-aper than anv lHe imp. ter. or pay yur tare to see lliem, and lams ays the irritrht,
Wcr State Prize dinners Than All Nebraska Importers.
CKnn SAVDby buy-inn a winner of lams. y prize wiuners all for sale. Good guar autee, every
V hoise recorded.
Write 1A VS. St, Paul Is on the B. St M and U. P.
F. M. WOODS.
Fine Stock Auctioneer.
203O8t., Ulpcolp, fieb
Jan. ti T. J. McFi, L' nnox, Iowa.
Jan. ll-J.V. Wt-lfe, L'ncoln, Neb.
Jan. 12-0. K. Flnley, Gcnuvn.
Jan 17-Jdrs. O. M. Edward, Fre
Jan. 11-T. J. Hur.ford, Ccreaco,
Jan. 2.1 Larnpi! Bra., Vauwert, Ohio.
Iluare lor hale.
We have a nujubor of youog btart,
gtiolfor immdiau wrvictt which we
will et-ll at pilvate aale ia cU out be
fore our nnt ub'lo a!e of rd ow,
wbtch will be bvld alwut the flrvt tl
Fvb. Caut'tfue nljf Jaa 13, l"ul
J. V. lluuor Soxa
tin ff I.inwlri. Nrb.
I a wi4, 4 I viU s4 dv !, tf -imt
lii's !, ta it . .1 ..iiJ i hi d fn'o.
u. o. ateaavee, ao .. m.qs,
V 1-17 K K V I 1
County, City, Precinct and
SCHOOL DISTRICT BONDS.
Taxes paid for non-resldenta. Strict atten
tion given to collections.
J. F. JIEFFERD 4 CO, "a,""t.U,....
J. H. McCLAY,
r HJXy HUX HUy HUXi
C. S. LIPPINCOTT,
H. S. FREEMAN,
yrnporter apd Breeder
100 Black Perchsron,
Clydes and Shires.
IAMS' "Horae Show" it the grrtt St. Louis,
Kansaa and Nebraska Stale Fair p 1S93, s oth
atd his competitors.
Thev won the frrand lm herd prize ''For Beat
lerd ol Drait Hortes" and over every Nebraska
Jratt horse or mare showi- at the World's Fair.
t. Paul. Neb,
Warns, LlawMl sary Valf
AltMOMOSlotrsm. Vui riirBl.lw4
mft r. u vaaumi, j
Tt urUte to Ne Orlaans, la., via the
Mlaurl Pacific rout, tickets eood
until Juno let, 1X91. Call at City Tick,
et oHIi-o 1201 O. street.
For the Midwinter Fair, California,
take the MUurl 1'uclflo route. City
ticket 1 ftlce 1.J01 O St.
The cheapoet plate for monument Is
at (ieo. Natterumn'a, 213 boath Ninth
Anyone can obtain free atlvrr Htra.
mre by alJreeioir The Pan-Arerleaa
MI-MetalUo Aaiclalton. IKiOvcr, Colo.,
and encloalns (Hietafe for aae.
ToerUte ileeiwre la tbe Mlaourl
I'tu'iao tor all fMiinte la Caiiiorala.
City ticket t mce liWl U 8trt.
Ue NortHwtara Uee Wi CkWfl.
!sw rai. Yml train. Utoe 1131
Job V. M. ffrd ha wltbdrawa fro
fee inoi ol iheia esrtetua de
imrtmrnt of tht -ao-r, o f katu other
eoslate. Ilia ad vrUOM e t etaj found
tu anoUivr cuurua. .
AlUAKCt lCI CO.
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