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THE .WEALTH MAKERS.
"May 17, 1894 OLD ERROR iVflUJD. iwld be no necessity whoever for dis tributing loston, m,11 narrow mlBd--dcooservatlT-sass-rtthat reformer! re In favor of doing. Remove the injustlc of rent Md in terest, and all wealth would rapidly accumulate in the hands of the toilers, -while idlers would be branded with the pauper's stamp. No matter how shrewd mod unscrupulous the avaricious money getter might be, without the help of Interest and rent taking, be would be utterly power.less to oppress any one by the use of the wealth which he might accumulate. It U often said nowadays that if the wealth of the world were evenly divided it would again, afier a xhort period, be found In the bands of the same favored few. This is probably true, but It proves nothing except that our laws are tnjust. Leave the laws as they are, and the unscrupulous, avaricious achemer will usually get the fat of the land. Put in force cauitable laws of distribution, and the difference in for tune will represent only ability to pro duce. Remove rent and interest, and those entitled to wealth would have it. All would work, and no one would have to toll excessively. All who were will ing to toll could have leisure for recrea tion and improvement. Art, letters, science, might be cultivated as a pas time, and by all who were so inclined. We should not have one man with a brain' abnormally developed working among ten thousand dunces who could not understand bis expressed thoughts; .all would be cultivated and Intelligent Instead of making fifteen million out of sixty million bear the whole burden of productive labor, there would be 'forty Billion workers, and the load would bo light on each. Panics would be a thing of the past and business de pressions Would follow shortcropsonly. The cause of tbe trouble would have bjen removed. The spectre of want and hunger once driven from our fire sides, crime would slink away ashamed. Hve the producer his full share of the wealth which he produces, and a giant stride will have been made toward making the earth what it was intended to be a pleasant abiding place for man. This is no fanciful picture. While we give such an immense advantage to the posse isor cf surplus wealth, all men will strive to amass a surplus by all means, however dishonest. Men have long since learned that In tbe present order of things no one ever becomse very wealthy by his own efforts in produc tion; the secret of wealth is known to 4m the appropriation by one van of the results of the toll of hundreds. It is nonsense to say that fortunes worth millions can be amassed In any other way. A man might live ten lifetimes and not be able to save a million from the results of his own production. How to save what he earns is not now the study of the man of affairs, but how to legally obtain the earnings of others. Everv. business man's impulse under such a system is, necessarily, to take every advantage of his neighbor which 'may give himself the better of the bargain. Destroy the law by which man Is enabled to appropriate the toll of his fellow men. and you remove not only his power but his motive for work Inir In justice. Let him realize that he must depend on what he himself pro duces, and he would try to produce, not to filch from his neighbor. All specu lative business Is worse than useless to tbe community, and in a business world founded on sound principles it would taavo no place. Speculation produces nothing; its sole purpose is to give one individual advantage over another. In- trest taking Is the foundation of specu lative business. . ' It is a grim fact la tbe history of the world that uiwarllke nations become peopled by races of slaves. The more robust the war spirit, other things be ing equal, the more prosperous and free the nation. Instance a comparison be tween the nations of Europe and those ot China and the Kast. The fact is in- ipllcab'- except on one hypothesis: "War prevents the accumulation of orouertv in the hands of a caste. It Is the greatest ot levelers and equalizer It is a heroic remedy tor a terrible malady. lluiloess failures dlsslpato fortunes and thus, in a measure, serve the sains purpose. It is the wealth which Is absolutely secure in the same hands that U mot dangerous to the liberties of the oenuls t a country. Show me a nation where revolution is not known o4 I l!l show you a country of serfs. I can go farther and show that rewlu t.oa and s-rfdta always arpcar in la vers-ratio. ThUds not prove that totoUillun U in any way detrb!c, but that it I more so than the d'sp-raU d'.s'iM wblcn it Is Intended to la'U ahi. Kogknd Is a country wnererero Miosis s'.Seitand not very frequent. jut it atUitary spirit Is ever active. la safeguard o KngUsh liberty is her :uu( aerial of caatlneals and thus coa. Ualiy iHwuio-' labor 101-1 conat tloa which work for 1 quality and the unsotUtag I a fixed order ot t&la-s Hhut Kiflatd within hrelt and let ii.r KkiUiv errstallli la pao-, and h would b-BOopUoato the rule This N'true hir or Us of all countries Taa tiixala of new eoatlneate has .verrwbtrt put 0 the plutocratic crisis. In new countries class mang must begin anew, and the spirit of equality which is thus Inspired by the reaction of the new upon the older na tions, puts off the day of reckoning. The vast triumphs of man over na ture has done mach to neutralize the workings of the law and to reconstruct fortunes. Steam and electricity were powerful equalizers while they served the rank and file of the people, but once set working in the Interest ol the moneyed power, they are carrying us to the plutocratic goal with frightful rapidity. Periodical crises and finan cial panics are but indications of what we are coming to. Unable to pay the interest demanded of them, active busi ness men fall by the wholesale, less interest is collected for the nonce, and apparent prosperity ensues, only to be destrojed again by the demands of interest. But it will be said that large fortunes are not made by interest taking but are amassed by speculation. It is exactly the same principle differently nppnea. Wealth does not create itself; what is gained in speculation is taken from the people who produced It The capital used in speculation exacts enormous returns in interest. When wealth is amassed by speculation it is likely to become an interest bearing charge for all time, and thus to force legitimate Industry to a worse condition. But what does all tbls lead to Just this; we must recognize the obvious fact that wealth has within it an essential quality of decay, not growth, and we must build our industrial system on this truth if we have it stable. We must realize that the producers of wealth must not be called upon - to stand be tween Its possessors and the natural principle of decay. We must recognize the truth that if the producer does consent to make good the natural de cay of wealth which he uses, he more than compensates tbe owner for Its use. We must remodel our laws on tbls prin ciple. Let us do justice between man and man and we can afford to be care less of consequences. Interest is but the creature of man- made law, just as were the tithes of priests and tyrants. We must draw from it the sanction of civil law and thus abolish it. Make it uncollectable. Treat an attempt to take interest just as we would treat an attempt to steal. Make the return of the exact amount whiohis lent religiously secure, but place the heavy hand of public disap proval pn all attempts at interest tak ing. Dave acurrenoy that will deterio rate by holding just as rapidly as does the wealth which it represents. Do this and every industrial problem is in a fair way of solution. Reorganize tbe principle of Interest, and the caste of wealth has a more secure and perma nent foundation than the priestly caste of India or Egypt. The fight of years but adds to the strength of their posi tion and increases the plenitude ot their power. Control a man's means of liveli hood, and he is tool all Intents and pur poses your slave. Under tbe present system, the man who owns the dollar u the nower that rules the world. It Is a mathematical certainty that wltli private property in land, and the re cognition of interest taking as a right, this government will become a fixed plutocracy which nothing but a bloody revolution or a most radical awakening at the ballot box can overthrow. The casta of wealth will have half the population to serve as its paid re talners, and this horde of masters and lackeys will be maintained by a class ot citizen sorts as irrevocably bound to their condition as the serts of any east- era monarchy. The rest of the world, under the same laws, must reach the same condition. Nothing but war and revolution can prevent such an event, unless the industry of the world is placed on a different basis. These and the opening of new continents have done so in the past. Invention has also done its prt, but that is now working in the Interest of the wealthy, and land s pretty well preempted. Revolutions and business failures, then, are the only prospects of the fu tare unless we abandon interest taking To obtalu the remainder of Mr. Ben nett's article we must aik our readers to rend for the March Arena. Every mtn hould have it to preserve this "Cause of Financial Panics" In pcrma nenttorm. In Just ono respect Mr. Hon nett's paper can b sdded to make more clear the understanding ot in enoe wnloh rout and Interest accumulations have on Industry and commerce; and to mika this reUtion more clear we here add two or three paragraphs irom areuuisnt which we made la February heforo Mr I'm) a nett's article was pub lUfced: And, take ao'.lce the currency ctt not be kept drawing Interest and accu mulatto gathering lnltelfand hem remaned. of tit tt af tht manty, in i. toMftr kanJt its)b. rr taut htttMHbit rtfctiti U 4 pet tt tf te rWi h tktmt'tft. It requires the money to buy the goods, and empty th market. It ths yeHy usury, or monopoly tribute. Including real and dlvldsmls, were all speat to help empty the mark it, the loaning could continue Ithaut a break. Uut the money loan ers are ail and always accumulators. Therefore they keep loaalag Ml re loaa'sg principal and Interest till the eoadltloa ol the market, toeto! demand aad falling prices, makes It ao longer safe to either borrow or lend; and so the money is hoarded, credit collapses, commeroial wreckage results, and mill ions are thrown out of work and suffer. Thlsperiodio expansion and contrac tion of the currency, and liquidation and distress, are a necessary result of giving to money the monopoly function or power to draw interest The men who borrow money (or land, or land forces) must pay a regular usury sum which they did not borrow; and this they obtain each year by selling goods in the market, what they need to live on and;this sum besides. .They can not bny back out of the market as mach as they sell, because the Interest money obtained In selling has been taken from them. The inttmt dratenfrom the entire producing close and not spent by the usur ers leaves an tgual percentage of unbought goodt in the market, and each succeeding interest payment helps to glut tht market. See? This goes on until fslling prices make it unsafe to risk farther produc tion in manufactures and money cannot be safely loaned on ordinarily safe securities, which is the condition we are now suffering under. Editor Wealth Makers WHERE FAHMKRB STAND. Resolutions Tbat Speak tbe Hf n ti me nts ot all Alliances. The following preamble and resolu tions were adopted by the J. B. Weaver Alliance, No. 2318, of Hitchcock county, Neb., May 4th, 1894. Whereas. The condition of thecoun- trv and of the laboring class is so ap palling, and tbe dilatory action of Con gress in enacting measures looking to the relief of the unusual distress of tbe people, is so contemptible that thou sands of American citizens, embracing among their number representatives ol every honorable prolesslon of labor, deepalringof relief through tbe aggra vating slowness and exasperating ad verseness ot usual legislation, have re solved to carry their grievances, and those of their millions of co-laborers, In person to the sat of government, there to ask a hearing and demand redress; Therefore, be it liesolved. Tnat.we. ine memoersor the J. B. Weaver Alliance, No. 2318, 100 strong, believe the Commonweal movement to be peaceful in intent, E radical in purpose and constitutional y inalienable right: And, be it liesolved, That we heartily endorse the spirit and applaud the action of J. S. Coxev. as the leader and tnspirtilng genius ot the Commonweal movement. Resolved, That we think it the duty of all good, patriotic American citizens, regardless ol political complexion w support the Commonweal movement, and to stand ready to forward aid (if necessarv), of wnatevtr aeecription re- llesoivea, mat we oneer ana aumire the fortitude of J.S. Coxey, and tbat of his men, for their courage in over coming almost Insurmountable obstacles and in bearing quietly and patiently the vilifying reproaches ana vitupera tive insults of the Associated Press.' Resolved. Tbat we commend tie bravery of Gen. Kelly and his men, in their unswervelng determination to personally present their grievances to Congreis in spite of unconstitutional militia calls and the puslllaminous op position of servile governors. liesolved, Tbat we commend the citi zens of Omaha, and all others who have kindly extended aid to the encourage of the Commonweal movement ltnatfvpri. That we condemn inn actions of Governor West of Utah, and Governor Jackson of Iowa, as weak and cowardly, and we denounce item as tbe fawning servants oi x iutocracy ior the ODoression of peaceful unarmed men. Revived. That we condemn tne po litlcal marriaae of Harrison-Cleveland, Foster-Carlisle, Saermnn-Voorhees, and we declare that it is inappropriate for them to hold their nominating oon ventlons on American sou, and name for American offices, tools of the Jew lah London money power, and we sue vest that they bold their next sham national convention at their headquar ters In London, and that they publicly recosrnize their real chairman, Baron De Rothschilds. Resolved. That we condemn the action of Senator Wolcott of Colorado, in his denunciation ot the honest labor ers of his own state, and we denounce him as a servile tool ot hngiun capital ists, and we declare that we believe tnat his entire action to be but the following of instructions received during his re cent sojourn in their capital. Resolved, That we oonuemn me idea ot an international conference for the establishment ot tne tree coinsge oi silver, but we demand the free coinage ot sliver at the rati9 of Hi to 1, without any entangling foreign alliances. Resolved, That we conuemn me re cent decmon of .luote iunay ana Judge Jenkins ot the U. 8. Court, but we heartily approve me acuoM ui Judge Caldwell, trying to bring about the equalization ot labor and capital. liesolved, Tbat we endorse the en tire record of our 1. S. Senator. W. V. AUen ot Nebrasks, and we, as voters in thA :,th conert'sslonal district ot Ne- braka endorse the entire action of our wriby representative, Hon. w. A. McKelgban, and we recommend that he t renomlnatca at tne couuon uKrs uinniii convention. And be It farther Resolved. Tt the resolutions be srirusJ nn the records of our Alliance, and a eouv be lurntshed the precs for imbllcalu), and tbat a copy be sent to W. A.McKelgfcaa. Signed by commit. J. P. Vui t, V. K. IlOD4'N, K, H. Joan. Reform res pleiue copy. , Did you notice tU- Ma4 " of the McCor mlck Uarveatto Mhlne Company lat wtek? We i'tendrd to rusk s pea- la! mention of It but U M overlooked. Rsa4 their aJi,'rfully this wetkaaU then writs toll. lUaford, ageav Macole, Neb., aad be will send yoaelrculars a4 nrlc list which will "put you oau tome this-" U you art going to buy machine this year, , Subscribe for Tli WUTH MaUtRa fr) 7C -r tt XafwraJ flaka Mkf CvrW Vafa I V owtfMsM WHk Bt4 atari wsmtU, aiit, naMawif atMMjstaaWMd rmtmimt is ywsjw. Nim4 MKxUye'imi. frfUtU.UT fAII- a as-- rwqwSrs -a aim kaaA. t-Jbi as wiasisiMa. atshisas- '&.IABJ ia was. ' as ctM aaa 4 a-t Itssi tavraar tot M fsMB4, sM a tto Uswsw tartar if ttsaw Mat aatt sail snaiustf at waat mm nr.il: Ts-IM ft kiftruK nirasaw OXFORD MFG. CO- 340 Wafea A CMcafS, M. 1 - - FINE SINGLE COM BROWN LEGHORNS. x I 60 eggs 13.50, 100 tggs I5.50J I prepay express on order of CO eggs and upwards to any point west of Chi cago and east of Denver. 12 chicks 15 days old 15.00. Safe arrival guaranteed. Address W. J. HICKOX, Alma, Neb. mya FUOWKfl We bars a very choice tins of tl oat and potatoes. 2 Bend for descriptive cata- 2 CO., Lincoln, Neb. OFFICERS STATE ALLIANCE. 'President, W. l. Dale, Atlanta. Vlce-fres., Prof. W. a. Jones, Hastings. Hecaeuu-y, Mrs. J. T. Kellle. Hartwell. TmSHurer. James Cameron, Ueaver City. J. a. Poweu, bute Lecturnr, Cornell, W. Y. WrlRbt, mate Organizer Alliance Aid, Bethany, Neo. IXKOCTIVB OOMMITTSS Chairman, I. K. Leonard, Lincoln. E. Hoderman, Bertrand. L. W Young, Wllsonvllle. C. M. Lemar, Wahoo. J. M. Dlwmlck, Macon. THIS INDUSTRIAL LEGION,. BeKlnnlng to Grow Itapldly-Report of the Work, At tbe time I took charge ot tbe or ganization of the Industrial Legion in tVls state a little over two months ago, there were twenty-nine In existence. At the present time there are forty- four. Tbe first month was spent in preparing for active work. The second that work was started and fifteen Lo gons were placed In the field, as follows: Table Rook, North Platte, Hastings, Holdredee. Clay Center, Fairfield, Al bion,. Wahoo, Lincoln, Seward, York, Btromsburg, Osoeola, David City and Ewlng. The Legion at Wshoo went in with 30 members; Lincoln 2; Osoeola 21; Albion 20. The work has barely started and will be pushed right for ward. Tbe object Is to put ia at least two hundred Legions between now and election day. A state Legtoa will be organized probably at the time of tbe state convention. If we can get every town in Nebraska organized during the coming summer, we can carry the state. We have al ways been weak lath towns. There Is where we must put our heavy work. Give us a strong: organisation of the Lecrions in the towns aad of the Alli ance In the country and we will be in vincible. Let us put aside personalities and all work for the principles In which we be lieve. Get rid ot loeal jealousies and push Ihlags. Let every oae who is in terested In the cause, put his shoulders to the wheel. The woild Is moving In our direction. Let us take advantage of our oppsrtuni ties, organize and carry the state. J A. Edjsbton. State Recruiting OHIcer. John II. rowers Afotnieiite State Lecturer J. H. Powers of tbe F. A. Si I. U., will speak at tbe follow Infr places on the date given Crab Orchard, Johasoa Co., May 17. Tecumseb, ElkCreea, u Hurchard, I'awaee Pawnee City " Bookwalter, 41 Table llook. " Humboldt, Klchardsoa Falls City, Verdon, " Johnson, Nemaha Auburn, " Hrock, w Dunbar, Otoe it 18 it 19. 21. i ii 22 ti 2. 2;i. 2t. ti ii I. 25 2fl. ii i 28. HO. ::i. Syracuse, Palmyra, i. June i I. These will all be evening meeting Mnleis otherwise advertised In tbe local naoersor bills. Ocoastonsiiy two ao- polntmtnts in tbe day might be ftlleU Mr. I'ower mwlvea no pay except what Is voluntarily contributed In the several counties, Frlouls ot the Alliance la the counties will ileas till out tbe appoint menu giving the boor of tbe day In rauhce. and notify ih swte s-cr- Urv. Mrs. J.T. Kellle, llarlwU, Neb, as soon as tHwtlble so she can Inform me of tbe same. We call our readers attention this week to the new ad. of tbe Mlaneopoll Throning Machine Co. and to ait those who are thiaklnf of baying thresher we would say, be sure you write lo this company for term belore bujtef eUeeher. The only raed.l that wa. awarvled to an-vompaar (or "a oompleu suata thrulntf outsit at the World's Kair was aardn) to the Mlr.aeaHUs Threshing Machlae liv Write t W. 1 Paul, waianer tl t street. Unoola, eb.i ttt him where yoo saw his ad, and he will te4 you some m!-hty later ta readea enaUer ' that will Ull you all about the Mtaae epulis Thrhtif Maehlae Co , ani why you should buy a machts of th when yeudo buy. mmmmmmmmlmmmmmmmmmm HORSE SENSE IN A it fa 9): II. mBg H 1 1 Jk McCormlck Binders, Reapers and Mowers are built by the McCORMICK HARVESTING MACHINE CO., CHICAGO, and are (or salo wherever grain or grass is grown. Write for prices and terms to LINOOLN, NEB. TINGLEY & BURKETT, Attorneysat-Law, 1026 O St., Lincoln, Neb- COLLECTIONS MADE AND MONEY REMITTED COLLECTED. THE . . . GREATEST OFFER YET! For $1.00 For 50c. For SI.50 We will send one year to For $4.00 the agent sending the club, a choice from the following list of books: Richard's Crown; Jason .Edwards; The Coming Climax; Dr. Huguet: A Tramp In Society. These last books are a little soiled and shelf-worn, but just as good for the reading matter as when they left the press room. Here is a chanco for Alliances and clubs to secure a library of valuable books of information to take advantage of the opportunity? These offers will not be continued long, ami we reserve tne right to discontinue any of the substitute others from the list of Wealth Makers Plib. Co., . uTcoufi, pun. mm IVompt 4lc I lid VVml tr I'K' tvlx uiuuihs w Hinko 11 turt. ir?a"ci COMMISSION 4i.tvl gtt St rt HI - -V If 111 V-"-M sp rm Mr mm x -- W 1 1 m 1 m m J. Gh peppard, 1483-402 UX SJ V1U.ICT A SPEC1ALTV. Rod, White. Alfalfa and Alaike Clovers, . , - nl Timothy, Bine Grant, Orchard Gra,Kl 1 1NI P.ITY. IjL Top, Onion Tree 8da, Owe Seed. MtWOWO Wl I 1 1 - . -ft ' THE WORLD'S FAIR , Cfinimitleo, who tcl'd tlio rkCormlck No. 4 Steel flowsr In the only regular exoltloti flt'ld trial, In a heavy growlh of timothy and clover, nld, in their odlclBl rporti "The . efficiency of tim niachliio in tlitiM, under fair condlilons nearly 70 per cent. Ordinary fltlnriM for ordinary mowers ore at least twenty pound. higher in total draft, with an cflieieney of not nliovo (10 t eent.. which lufler fiijiiie good machines ahonltl loxiM-cii'd lo cxrw-d." The Met 'ornilek flw IlKlfleht draft, nil mokt effee llvo HHIM C'. tler )et produced. IIIgtiCHt MeilnJ utturduil. SAME DAY A3 We will send THE WEALTH MAKERS to tea new fcubsscriler!i until August 1, 1891, We will send THE WEALTH MAKERS to any new subscriber until January 1, 1895, and a choice from the following list of books: Seven Financial Conspiracies; Ten Mew of Money Island; Stockwell's Bad Itoy; Points for Thinkers. Wo will send' THE WEALTH MAKERS to any subscriber, new or old, until January 1, 1896. and a choice from ihe following list of books: n J1..1.1 i i . rnu t!i.:4: juiiuiiujucr& ituu x)vuuwiiiitei9; J.tiw iiuiiiinvt! and Referendum; Esau, or The Banker's Victim;. Errors. 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