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.- IS fit, J 3 VOL. VI. LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1894. NO. 22 AT THE WET CLUB Strikes and Injunction" as Belated to Each Other wu THE QUESTION OF TEE EVENIIO Mr. Lloyd, Author of "Wealth Against Commonwealth " Makes the Prin cipal Speech, a most Able Presentation . Speech of a Great Populist Leader Mr. Lloyd said in part: "To prove that injunctions to prevent strikes are legal does notprovethat they are right. Nor does it touch the quick of the question. It has been prettily said that the common law is the perfection of common sense. It was common sense in the days of Sir Mathew Hale that certain kinds of old women were possessed of the devil. If the common law as the perfec tion of this common sense that greatand good man and judge found his warrant for putting harmless and wretched old , women to death. The idea would no - longer be held by any one that our judges are aqueducts connected with some celestial watershed of infinite and infal iiDiBjusnce, wnicn tney pipe to every citizen according to his needs. There no question wnicn, u tne courts give them time enough, they will, not decide in two ways, opposite and irreconcilable, The real science of the matter, the hope of the world, the justification of demo cracy, is that the laws of the legislature, the law of the courts, and the common sense of the people are slowly, age by age creating that justice which mankind has vainly imagined some upper power would create for it. There is a higher fountain of right than courts or congress: it has its inexhaustible springs in the reservoir from which has flowed all the truths of the people that fountain is the people themselves. - The law of injunctions to prevent "is strikes rests for a moment, as far as federal law is concerned, as stated by Judge Harlnn in his recent decision. Ihere is no federal law for an injunction to forbid a man or a body of men from quitting the service of an employer. This decision was a victory for workingmen, so far as it shortened the tether of the judge below who had issued such an in junction, len snort years ago sucn a - question could not have arisen. In 1882 the freight handlers in New , York struck against a reduction of their pay from 20 cents to 17 cents an hour. The railroad officials locked out and shut down the business of the metropolis rather than pay the men this wages, scanty enough ' Trade was paralyzed. It was so clear that the price asked by the men was fair. ana that tne railroads were nianufactur ing general distress to goad the people into forgetfulness of the rights' of the men, that the attorney-general of New York applied to the courts for a manda mus to compel the corporations to i operate their roads. -The judge to whom this application was made refused it." He was the same who afterwards fined mem- bers of the Oil Trust $250 for conspiracy to blow up a competitor's refinery, full . of workingmen. But the highest court unanimously reversed him. But by this time the men had been defeated; the rail roads had won all they played for; won it by timely and indispensable help of a judge's bad law the injustice of justice. So the Northern Pacific defeated its men last winter with the help of a'judge, "the j perfection of whose Common sense," flowered into "an ilv asion of natural liberty," as has been judicially declared by Judge Harlan. ALT.. FOR THE CORPORATIONS NOW,, "Ten years ago it was a mandamus against the road that was applied for; now it is an injunction against the men. Then attorneys-general moved for the 'public; now for the corporations. JL cyclone of passion against the men tears its way when a etrike threatens, through newspapers, counting-rooms, parlors, the heads and hearts of those who con trol the influential utterances and acts of society, and greets with cheers, prayers ' of thanksgiving and hymns of praise the batteries that come rumbling into the city to deal with 'Hod's whistling mes sengers of peaae.' This is the sign of the times. Power is always progressive for power. The railroads have till lately been content with resisting government; now conscious of power matured, they take a higher ground, and make the ritv hall, and Springfield and Washington.be the main offices of their train dispatchers The use of injunctions to break strikes is yone of the most advanced manifestations ,.tl this railroad aggression. We have 'had a dry year, but it has rained injonc ' tions all over the United States. The f lL . 1 ... iuuioo ui ui0 juuiciary in tnis matter is an illustration of the dangers of a pro- Sressive use of power, peculiar to the nited States, and of which we have bad ample warning. Federal judges are be ginning to claim the right to create new crimes without debate, legislation, or even notice, by proclamations called in junctions, and to punish without trial by jury those who disobey. But even this is not the quick of this question. Greater than the aggressions of the railroads, greater than the aggressions of the judiciary, stands forth as our central fact, that we have begun to drive our workingmen to their work. Our society on its industrial side lives by force. We live with each other in government by the glorious principle of "consent." But in industrial life we think to live by force. This is mere madness. Industry by force government by consent, cannot coexist. WHY IS LEGAL FORCE NECEB8ABY? Put to one side all consideration of the unjust injunctions; admit that injunc tions are legal to prevent workingmen from improperly quitting their work; recognize that law and ordermust be up held. The main question still confronts you. Why is this legal force necessary to Keep men at woricr i never yet met any one who in private conversation would not admit that the people are enduring great wrong; no one would deny that some remedy must be found. This dis content of the people is more righteous than the spirit which would repress it wunout remeayug tne causes. Mono poly has made the army necessary. The more armies you have the more armies you will need and the more monopoly you win get. There is only way in which the, American public in the nineteenth century of Christian civilization can save its legal or moral right to be served by even one worker, no matter how humble. That sole way is to render equal service for service, and to make it so pleasant and profitable, so safe in love and justice to-eerve, that all hands and hearts will flow freely into deeds of reciprocal brotherliness. A nation that has to send Gatling guns to drive men to serve each other, and has" to use force through the medium ot injunctions, however leiral they may be, is a nation whose social units have already been driven apart by unpunished injustice. To reunite them by force is impossible that attemot has often been made, but not, success fully. Chicago Times. A CRT FOR HELP. Pastor Vivian Telia of Great Destl tnttoa In Nebraska. Box Elder, Neb. Oct. 29, 1894. ' Editor Wealth Makers: Will you allow me to make an appeal through your valuable paper for the poor, suffering people of South-West Ne braska? Here we have a hard-working honest people: but very poor through the failure of crops for the past two years. Ha' Doesn't Like toe Company. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 3, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: I have just read yonr editorial entitled "Monopolist Dupes and Knaves" in your issue of the 25th ultimo, in which you quote a portion of the heading of a cer tain address issued by the so-called "Business Men's Association of Nebras ka," and qnote from said address their preamble, as follows: "Four years ago prohibition threatened the prosperity of Nebraska. The business men of the state, The Grrat Triple Alliance Editor Wealth Makers: Every once in a while we hear patriotic Americans boast that we have no church and state in this country. Let such reflect a little. Recent events show that we have State and Capital government . and a very strong one at that. It shows, too, that Capital has another ally in the Church therefore we have a Church, State and Capital government. Capital has forced the State to become its ally, it also has forced the churches into its service.- .Look at the htate shootinor down innn. A J . cent ana starving men, women and chil dren in defense of capital. . ' "Amen, well done Grover," came from thousands of pulpits of every denomina tion. The religious press was filled with praise for the upholders of capital. We must break down this great .triple biiiuuw, ur our ireeaom is in great dan ger. . Shoot a straight Populist ticket at thia monster on election day. from srovemnt down to road supervisor, and let justici be done though the heavens should fall. M. Banahan. Endicott, Neb. - Compulsory Arbitration A fin de siecle domestic episode: "Are you going to striae ma: asKea.tne little boy, as he tremblingly gazed upon the uplifted shingle. "That's just what I am going to do." "But don't you know strikes are played out and can no longer be won, ma?" "It wholly depends upon who strikes, whether the wielder of the rod or the other fellow," answered ma with exas perating coolness and correctness. "Can't we arbitrate, ma, before you strike?" I'm just going to arbitrate, she said, as the shingle- descended and raised . a cloud of dust from the seat of a pair of pantaloons. "I am just going to arbi trate, my son, and this shingle is the board of arbitration." And she solved the labor problem the way Republicans and Democrats propose to sol ve it. v - ' HURRAH FOR OUR POPULIST GOVERNOR! The governor says the state can do nothing to help these people, and that they must look to their friends abroad for help. Here we have hundreds of farmers who have not one pound of hay or grain of any kind to feed their stock through the winter and no money to buy with, and when the cold weather comes, as it will, the suffering among the stock will be very great and much of it must perish. While if these poor people had a little for their stock in time of storm they might safely go through the winter. ..V The poor people also are in a very sad condition. They say but little about their condition, because some think no body cares for them. But as I go among them and see their condition, and know how little they have to eat and wear, with a long dreary win ter before them my heart is pained. Unless help is sent before thecold winter Fettles in, their suffering must be very great. Now, are there not many of the readers of The Wealth Makers who have some thing they can spare? Some might spare corn, others hay, others clothing, others money to help their suffering brothers in this great South-West. This appeals to all. We remember how this country re sponded to Russia in her time of need. Hern we have thousands of good people whose sufferings will be very great unless liny are helped soon. You cannot think how great a burden would be lifted from my heart if they now could get a little help. 1 gain nothing in any wav bv writing this. I do it for the good of the people. I therefore urge all who can spare a little only, to send it to this peo ple. - I will gladly answer all letters of ' in quiry that may be sent to me. Yours truly, E. J. Vivian, Pastor Box Elder M. E. Church. Ingalls on th Railroads I am not here to defend railroads. I am here to say that I believe railroad managers will take everything that they can get, and I have seen a great deal of railroad managers in this state and na tion within the last twenty years, that made my blood boil with indignation. From J. J. Ingalls' speech at Olathe, Kans., Sept. 15, 1894. In ordering goods, or tn making in. qviry concerning anything ad vertised in this paper, you will oblige the publishers as well as the advertiser, by stating th a you saw the advertisement la Tu Wealth Makers. All druggists sell Dr. Miles' Nerve Plasters. Manhood That Will Vet Dethrone Monopolists Bio Springs, Neb., Oct. 20, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: Gentlemen: Inclosed please find $2 fw TPcewals as per form. Monev is so oarce that I am unable to renew for a year, at present, so send what I can. Go c n with the fight. . I'm with you. Though times are very hard here I can't bear to do withoutyour paper, and many more would take it if they had the money. Keep "pegging away," Bro. Gibson. "Ever the Truth comes uppermost, ever is Justice done." Yours "for a fight to a fiuish, or die in the last ditch." F. A. Clcoston. P. S. Since above wa made have made a "raise," so renew for a year. F.A.C. Use the Northwestern line to Chicags Low rates. Fast trains. Office 1138 0 Street without regard to party affiliation, then united to ward off the danger and largely through their efforts prohibition was de feated," etc., etc. Commenting on the same, yon say: "Same old gang (according to their own shameless confession) which rose up to save the saloons four years ago. We note, however, a few changes in the per sonnel. Rosewater is now in better com pany and John Dale, the former prohi bition leader of Omaha, has sold his soul to evil and his name stands in the list along side of Pete Her, the big dis tiller and Omaha member of the whiskey trust. Dale deals in bonds and bonds are in store for him." From your standpoint at the time you wrote the above, it is none too severe, and if I had been guilty of signing the above preamble, or anything of such a nature, you would not have heard from me, but I would quietly have taken my place with Judas Iscariot, Benedict An nold, and a number of lesser lightsKsome of whom are living in this state today, but I think your personal knowledge of me in the breezy days of Omaha's elec tion in 1890, would give you a different idea of what I should be apt to do. May I say to you that just as soon as I learned of the issuing of the circular above named I at once addressed the ed itors of the Bee and World-Herafd, the letter hereunto attached, in which you will see that I utteriy and absolutely re pudiate the whole thing, and distinctly state that I stand today for prohibition, pure and simple, as I have done, not only for four years, but for twenty years past, nq.t only in my adopted state of Ne braska, but in old Kankakee county, Illinois, in both of which places I have known what it was to be boycotted and ostracised on account of my principles, and I desire it to ring out through this state that there are some things that do not change with the years, and among those questions are those affecting the weal and welfare of our families, our homes, our churches and our communi ties, and which take hold of the eternal principles of right and truth. , These I have stood for and i expect to maintain while life lasts. Will you do me the jus tice to give this the samecirculation that the editorial quoted above received. With very kind personal regards, 1 am, Yours sincerely, John Dale. There is a man inltoston who makes it part of his business to repair shirts, and he finds plenty to do. Shirts ol ery respectable folks come to him to be cured of their ills, and go forth looking liksasHcswiHeata. If injan of fashion be not content, like ordi nary mortals, to buy Ins shirts at SI, 2, or $3 each, but must pay. $60 per dozen, when hard times overtake him and duns pour in, his only recourse is the shirt repairer. BOLCOMB ELECTED The ICajon Hen in Kooning Over Their Tattooed Candidate KEM EE-ELECTED IN TEE SIXTH The Other State and Congressional offices Seem to be Captured by the Corpo ' ration Agents and Tools. Returns up to Thursday Morning;. The Wealth Makers has been held back two and a half days to get sure nows of the election. The State Journal even has now changed its tune and con cedes that Holcomb is probably elected by a majority of 2,000. The rest of our state ticket we have but very meager returns from, but unless the Republican candidates ran behind Ma jors, which is hardly to be expected, our candidates are beaten. Kern is without doubt re-elected In the Sixth district but McKeighan is defeated in the Fifth by Andrews, and Hainer, Meiklejohn and Mercer are re-elected. The vote so far as returns have been received (from 72 counties) is as follows: COCKTIM. Adam .'........,..... ......... Antelope Arthur Banner Blaine Boone ..... Box Butts , Boyd Brown . Bnttalo. Bnrt Butler . Can ., Cedar (7 precinct) ChaM.. Cherry (8 precincts) Cheyenne (12 products)... Clay Colfax Cuming... Custer Dakota Dawei.. ., Dawson Deuel (7 preclncte) Dixon (2 preclncte)..... Dodge Douglas Dundy Fillmore Franklin Frontier (20 preclncte) Furnas ae Garfield Gosper Grant ,. Wreeley Hall Hnmllton Harlan ,. Hayes Hitchcock Holt ., , Hooker ........, Howard Jefferson .... .., Johnson Kearney... Keltn ...,. ., Keya Paha Kimball Knox Lancaster.. , Lincoln........ Logan ...... Loup Madison. McPberson.. Merrick Nance Nemaha Nuckolls ...., Otoe i Pawnee Perkins ; Phelps. Pierce Platte Polk : Red Willow Richardson Rock .... Saline. : Snrpy Saunders ., Scotts Bluff Seward Sheridan Sherman Sioux Stanton Thayer Thomas Thurston Valley Washington Wayne Webster i. Wheeler.. York 1M K70 D74 55.1 89 ma 1U2 1260 2BHS 803 sue 178 1710 m Ml 90S 102 152 1728 10044 60 1647 802 1141 1540 im 04 1561 820 476 766 28 78 urn 140.1 126 IM) 240 69951 105 118 I860 840 I5 919 1032 1361 1658 11491 11211 003 2006 11 K4 1900 1610 990 281 124 837 1837 1038 422 800 559 150 1161 243 163 2145 10166 1680 916 929 1106 "ii'i 809 64SI 1648 18.18 946 2125 "ili 17081 Totals.. 133 556 1580 5991 1141 70 1067 17110 6928 650 901 28 1062 1182 982 1041 280 873 4275 75 110 "7 1451 887 804 904 1187 1883 020 1156 603 1794 1295 1769 394 2593 90 450 719 K',4 682 1181 2591 7 1291 800! 1099 1608 12 66 67 48 154 85 7"6 1784 62 power in the Illinois legislature. The state baa gone Repnbl lean by an enor mous majority, near 100,000. The Popu list vote in the state is about 40,000. Ohio has rolled up a tremendous Re publican majority.' New York has gone Republican by about 145,000. In short, it has been a Republican land slide. It can only be explained by the 1 belief ot the people that the fearfully hard times of the last year and a half were caused by the party in power. Thia is partly true. The distress is due to the legislation which has built up the great monopolies, but the Republican party has dons its full shareof such lawmaking The majority can still be fooled by the political tools of the money power and the railroad and other great corpora tions. It look now as if the pressure will have to increase a good deal more before the masses learn where their inter est lies. Pluralities. "4 Kansas is yet uncertain, both parties claiming it Colorado is claimed by the Republicans aud they have probably won. Peuce, Populist, is beaten. Bell is probably re elected. Iowa has gone Republican by the larg est majority ever known. Even old Missouri has kft the Demo cratic column. Kentucky Democratic majority cut down. Deleware goes Republican. .-JfojJAnkota is claimed by the Re publicans,' but is yeTTi ncPrfUfuT"""'" " North Dakota has probably a Populist majority in Congressional districts. There will be four Populists, three Demo crats and two Republicans. Populists will hold the balance of The Wrong of Interest Taking. There is a conflict waging, and ere long all will take sides, and the conflict will grow fiercer until right shall triumph over wrong, and we as a people and a nation will move forward a long step to ward that state of perfection and right living that God designs we shall occupy. Underlying all this political and social agitation Js a great, moral question which Qod, in his providence will have adjusted ere this agitation and conflict end. This is not a world of chance; the present condition of unrest, discontent, idleness, hunger, suffering and crime did not happen so; there is a cause. The practice of usury is the great sin aud curse ot the age. Upon this question the people are ulti mately to take sides. Now, my Christian brother, it is to you more particularly I ask the question, Which side are you on? On which side is the church? Be a little patient and let us investigate and see where we stand; whether, in the great day of His wrath, we shall be able to stand. Get yonr Bible and turn to Ex. 22:23: "If thou lend money to any of my people that are poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury." "Well, say yoo, that means unlawful interest, and I am op posed to unlawful interest, and so is the church." , ) How fatal that such a falsehood should have been taught through the church. The word usury, as used in the Bible, means any increase for the ase of money, whether much or little, legal or illegal. Consult your best commentators and you will see that I am right. Read Lev. 25:35, 86, 87, comments are unnecessary. Keaa tne mtn cnapier or Neheiuiah. . " Those times were somewhat similar to the present. The homes of the people were mortgaged. The paying of the interest had become such a burden to the people that they despaired of being able to longer pay and live. They were under a hopeless bondage. Their condition be came so alarming that they complained to Nehemiah. If he had been a modern ruler he would have told the people they were suffering from a severe attack of overproduction. But he was not, and he placed the cause where it belonged; it was the curse of usury. Read the chapter, and read it again. . ' . Read the 15th Psalm ana see now Da vid understood the sin of usury. In this psalm he describes a citizen of Zion thus: Lord, wno snau auiu iu my iur- nacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill f He that walketh uprightly and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbitetb not with his tongue, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor, in wnose eyes a vile Derson is contemned, but he honor- eth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not Hie THAT putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward a train a r the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved." How about it if he don t ao tnemr vn David know what he was talking about? Has God changed or laid down a differ ent standard? Has the psalmist de scribed you? Read the 18th and 22d chapters ot Ezekieland you will rind that the taking of usury is placed in the cata logue of crimes the worst that can be im archied. Now, my brother, do you find anything in this to justify the charging of interest? If you can justify yourself or others in charging interest, cannot you Just ad taswy-atiajast aa'wsasua&iy jus tify them in committing all the othor crimes, with which the charging of inter est is capital? Perhaps you are justify ing yourself on the ground that all this was to the Jews, God's ancient people, and this command to not take interest is not to you and the people of these times. Let us see; if the command to not take interest is not to you and me and nil of God's people, cannot we with as much reason claim that none of the other commands apply to us? But re member, the Jewish people were a type people, the Jewish nation a the nation. The believer of Christ is the only person who mmTColoTTTSli; -Strd?Krii 'wiff--wrong for the type people or ancient Isral, is also wrong for the antitype or truelsrael. J. W. Mulkikln in Strang Reporter. Headache bv GetDr. JUles Pain Pllla.