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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
December 20, 1894 r J U ill ra all' a.nA I I 'II on la ,1 fHE WEALTH MAKERS. New Series of ? TBE ALLIANCE-IXDEPESDEXT. Consolidation of tht , Fanners Alliance and Neb. Independent. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY list Wealth Haters Pabliihing Company, list U St., Lincoln, Nebraska. ' etonni Howako Gibsoh............... Editor i i. 8. Hyatt................ ...... ISunlness Manager jv. . p. a. "If any man rout fall tor toe to rise, US Then seek I not to climb. Another1! pain 3on I ehooM not for my good. A golden chain, mg rob of honor, la too good a prlu . lgro tempt my hasty band to do a , nun ?Btu '"ow n,ttn' Tlll "' DatD wo ! - Sufficient, wrought by man's satantc foe; - i nd who that hath a heart would dare prolong Or add a sorrow to a stricken soul last That seeks a healing balm to make it whole? detyy bosom own the brotherhood of man." Publishers)' Annonnoement. i Bk Th subscription yrlce of Thb Wealth Mac r,na ia il.lw per year, In advance, figt Agent In soliciting subscriptions should be Mirtry careful that all uamce are correctly spelled ' ind proper poetolllce given. Wanks for return h mbscrlptlons, return envelopes, eta., van be had nlav application to tbla office. r Always sign your name. No matter how often a;ou write ns do not neglect tbla important inut rifffcw. livery week we receive letters with Incora m .ilete addresses or without signatures and IL is ,,Tiioinet lines ditlirult to locate them, .list chanqr or adrrkhs. Subscribers wishing to thfhange their postofllce address must always give vu heir former as well as their present addrens when ( Jrjhaoge will be promptly made. liar STATEMENT 2? CIRCULATION J. 8. Hvatt, Business Manager of The Wealth Makers Publishing Company, being duly "worn, snys that the actual number ol full and complete copies ol Thk Wealth Makers printed during the six months end lug October 11, Mi, was 211200. Weekly average, 8.123. Sworn to before me and subscribed In ray presence this 11th duy of October, 18114. , SIAt,. . E. J. Hijrkktt. .Notary 1'ublln. art i7t mm; whi tij MM cat loo ADVERTISING RATES. fl.19 per Inch. I cents per Agate Una. 14 line o tn men. LdOrat amount on large space or Own wmo vvuwi AdrfMaa &11 arivertialn eommnnlcatlona ta WEALTH MAKERS PUBLISHING CO., wo J. B. Hyatt. B as. Mgr. s be. Send Us Two Hew dames - ilo tea In ihi Jh cot fig With $2. and your own subscription will be ex tended Oni Year' Free of Cost. p J "What wonderful patience God must f. lave! ma v. ; . Sa1 puiivivn AuoaiiDt ii piw tt(sinnal politicians would be, The art of ,t ating the other party and securing the tagtoila of office. buj ml It is reported that Henry I). Lloyd and liither wealthy PoDulists are about to 8ue a first class Populist daily at Chi' ago. God bless them. fjjj Government banks, public ownership Lgf public utilities, and the Initiative and fwfeferenduin, is our condensation of the Mmaha platform. Who says amen? rit The Toledo (Ohio) News, dailvll.000. Jeekly 26,000, has given up the effort to ight monopolies as a Democratic paper nl&d lias just turned Jropuhst. rl The veteran editor, Milton George, has jtarted a new paper, "TheFarmersTJnion ttnl Agricultural Review," the first num- ier of which will give it high rank among PWmers' Daners. The Wpstflrn Tinrnl. ith which he was for a quarter of a cen Wnry connected as managing edtior, is oltill published, but is in other hands, fhe new paper is the equal of the old, uh;u jb saying mucn. at A full report of the action of the Co- 'pera tors' Conference will be given in our ext issue, wi,th articles of fncorporation ubmitted after adjournment, by the pommittee, for all interested to consider. he meeting was a great success. Those Nho will join with us, provided the finally . Jl , J 'At. .!..! S J Menecrea pian accorus wuu xueir juug ient, are invited to send their names, (Pges, family, and the means they can ring in (statemeut of amount), to the pditor of The health Makebs. P The Coopcrators' Conference in Lincoln I yas well attended. Between twenty-five ; nd thirty were present, and letters from x considerable number who could not . ieet with us were read. The Conference eld three sessions Saturday and three uuday. Articles of incorporation and -asis of agreement were discussed but joii penectea. A committee oi six on Jich articles and agreements will, after letting suggestions from the meeting, jibmit through The Wealth Makei a pan and articles of agreement that they till recommend and invite further dis cission, on suggestions to be sent in by letter from all interested. Another meet- Mll be held next month, the present meeting being practically an adjourned f eeting to give several committee time report. . For those who may receive this copy of The Wealth Makers as a sample number, we wish to say that we have not on the editorial pages the usual variety of matter. We do and shall, as a rule, dixcuss financial, economic and political questions very freely, every question, in fact, which is of pressing importance and of general interest. Our editorial pages usually give much attention to the im portant events that are transpiring. Thr three column article this week and tht editor's time token at the Co-operators' Conference, occasion the lack of varietj in this department. The Sugar Trust has just declared quarterly dividend of 2.37 per cent on joinuion and preferred stock $75,000, 300. This is the same as 9.48 per cent a ear. The vJinalia uee states mar. me lowest estimate makes two-thirds of thjs stock water, which would make an actual dividend of not less than 28 per cent. But others judge the real invested capital of the Trust to be not over one-fifth of the present stock, in which case the stockholders who perform none of the labor hate divided this year between themselves forty-five per cent of the amount of their capital. How is that for uaa We do not like the Iowa Conference resolutions. They are nothing but free silver and treasury notes. The Omaha platform was voted down, and Gen. Weaver is reported as saying to the pub ic that we (iu Iowa) had got rid of all ... -r i tar . ... . ii our "isms, n uon. weaver is correctly reported it would be to our interest to get rid of him and keep "the three-fold contention of industry" which gave ua existence as a party. If some of our leaders do not quit trying to lead ua backward this paper proposes to fire at them. We hate a family tow, but if it must come we shall do what we can to expose the political folly aud inconsist ency of the place-hunting politicians whoso advice would ruin us. Editor Baikd of Cedar Rapids, has a strong editorial iu his last issue oc facing the conditions in Nebraska. He says: "We have reached a crisis. The time has come in this country when facts aud couditious must be faced. Our hop for future prosperity must be built ot new foundations." He concludes that for central and western Nebraska irriga tion ia necessary, and money is neces sary to obtain it. The money cannot now be obtaiued. It can be obtained in the interest of the people only through government banks on n plau such a The Wealth Makers outlined last week. If irrigation is obtained through capital ists it will cost the people every cent it is worth to them, that is, the profit will go to the money lenders or investors The family preserves in miniature the vision of what God intended should be all-embraciug. The family was not form erly reduced by the marriage of sons and daughters, but increased. The patri archal aud natural relation was for the father to be to the young children the type, or in the likeness of God, in his care, bis provision, his love. He was also to lead in worship, and as children's children and their children grewupabout him he was the patriarch, or father over all. In all their generations, you will re member, the Hebrews were called, "the children of Israel." The family idea was a growing idea, the father becoming the patriarch, the patriarch and hischildren the nation, and the nation or brother hood, but for lack of faith or brotherli- uess, would extend itself to fill the earth. The church was in its original purpose an effort to unite the divided members of the great humau family, the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God. The church has lost the conception which gave reason for its being, but that Divine idea and purpose must be carried out- The Christian industrial corporation wil doit THE LEADER OF THE AGE. Some weeks ago we alluded to a pub lished letter of John Wannamaker, in which he severely denounced Prof. Her ron for criticising his reported connect ion as a stockholder with the Reading railroad combine, which nearly two years ago secured more perfect control of the output of the anthracite coal industry, and by so doing robbed consumers by raining prices. It is not Prof. Herron's habit to single out men as sinners above others, nor did he do it in this instance. What he had to say at the the time Mr. Wannamaker's name was mentioned was said at a Monday morning ministers' meeting which was in the nature of a private conference. Prof. Herron was condemning the system of competition, the selfiish, individualistic struggle of the business world, and showed the difficulty that confronted the church, as now or gauized and working, in the way of deal ing with the social problem. He stated that the church was as much to blame as these men, and tried to show how these men were caught in the toils of the present social system. The stress of his talk was upon the system and not upon the men. Prof. Herron has been away over a month, filling lecture -engagements in Dayton, Ohio, Brooklyn, N. Y., Spring, field, Mass., at Andover Theological Sem inary, and Detroit, Michigan. The im pression he has made is profound. We have just read the comments of the Re ligious Telescope, published at Dayton, Ohio, and impressions and judgments ot Duy ton ministers and busiuees men, which were made and drawn out by his public addresses and talks at that place. The power Prof. Herron has to enlarge conceptions of truth and to array men for or against it, is the power of wider and hence clearer vision. His greater grasp of mind and clearer application of moral principles make him the leader of the agt, . His niw book, which is to include his address before our State University, which so stirred the country,, and an elaboration of his thought upon the sub jects which it contained, will be published next month. 8AVE YOURSELVES AND OTHERS Paper read by the editor of Titl Wialtb Makers at tbe conference of co-operators held at Lincoln, Dec. 10th and 161 h. ; f ( The worlds were framed, laid together, built up, atom by atom, by the Divinely started attraction of gravitation. The first atoms, drawn together by the Di vine power' that we call attraction, through friction or chemical affinity de veloped heat and light, burst into a tiuy flame, into baby stars, which, fed from the dark surrounding cloud of separated atoms which filled all space at first, grew and grew until, by the steady feeding of these first fires of heaven, they became at last vast suns and gaseous worlds, which, cooling as the ages passed, were made fit abodes for living creatures and finally for the race of man. Progress in the material universe and in the moral world tins depended and must depend on union. We were not made to live independently or self-centered, any more than atoms were made- to remain apart, without light, heat, increase, power, or use. A war of atoms would be material chaos; a war of individual interests, such as we see all about us and are engaged in, is moral chaos. Out of this abyss we must be saved by love, by obedience to "crea tion's final law," by coming together. "Wheeling systems sink and rise In one shoreless universe; And forever down the skies Myriad stars one hymn rehearse. Countless stars saloitf the sun, ' Planets to each other call, Ages Into cycles run. All for one and one for all." As there is one material law binding upon ail matter, the law of gravitation, so there is one mental or moral law which all are under. But the moral law does not force us to love one another. Good and evil are set before us: the good of faithful unselfish love, loving our neighbor as ourself, and theevilof loving ourselves better than our neighbors. If we choose the evil as our good, we must suffer the penalty. "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shall love thy neighbor aa thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that re be not consumed one of another." All the unspeakable suffering we see or which is hidden from sight about us, all the heart hunger of the peo ple both rich and poor, all the burdens of overwork aud anxiety under which so many of us stagger and grow prema turely old, are the necessary results of rejecting the moral law and going it alone, looking out merely for ourselves as individuals or families. There is no love in the market place, in business deal ings, it matters not how much men pro fess it on Sunday. Prices are not fixed by love, but by need and greed; by the might of the strong and cunning aud the necessities of tbe poor. And with no re ciprocation of love we do not even dare to help one another freely with our sur pluses, for fear we shall be ourselves in need sometime in the future. .Having no one to care for us we are seemingly com pelled to 'lay up for ourselves treasures on earth,' against the time of .uncertain future need. What that need may be we cannot measure, and if what we get is our own, under the laws of the land, why should not we get as much as possible, keep about all we get, and place our s( Ives, if possible, far beyond the reach of want? So men reason, mid reach . out greedy hands instead of loving, minister ing hands; and in the game of grab, or self-seeking a few get vastly more than they produce or need, i.nd the many get less. From the time we leave the parent al roof we find ourselves in the midst of cold hard business selfishness, and in this atmosphere the good in us withers, mean ness must perforce be cultivated aud truth perishes. I speak of truth in its perfection, the whole of truth that the business world is too small and mean to admit and make use of.' Business was the same iu the time of Isaiah that it is today, and the prophet then said, an a re sult of transgressing the law of love and lying against or misrepresenting the true wisdom, upholding oppression as a right divine, conceiving and uttering false hood to make wrong appear right, with these causes, which continue t this day, the prophet saw the resultant condition of society and described it thus: "And judgment is turned away back ward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey." This last statement, that "he that de partgth from evil maketh himself a prey," forces us to consider the only way of obedience, obedience which will bring prosperity to all, much is the question before us. Suppose the individual starts out with the determination to love every body as he does himself. Equal love will require Kim to never take less than he gives n trade, and to divide his property with jthose who need it, who have lees than he, especially with those who are desti tute and presently he will be in need him self and no one will divide with him, or they will at least see him in great dis tress and force bim in humiliation to beg. We must either refuse to really love our neighbor, and if possible lay up for our selves, or we maBt be "added together," as were the early Christians, massing our land, capital, labor and wisdom for the common good. If we lay up for ourselves no one will love us but our immediate families, wife and children. But if we organize ourselves together as equal brothers and sisters of one greater aifd growing divine family, living as equals, bearing burdens proportioned to our individual strength, exalting labor into Divine communion and making love it great reward, we shallbe loved and cared for by as many as we love and serve. Who is there who feels entirely indepen dent and self-suffleient? Who today is not heart hungry? Who does not wish to be associated with those who love, in an unselfish working brotherhood? Who is there who does not see that theway to live is to love, and that the way to love is to serve, and that the way to serve and be served is to organize ourselves to gether to economize labor and to do for each other what each can do best. "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Seeing all this, the way out of the wilderness of sin seems plain to me. Those who are "of one heart and soul" should at once mass their property, should hold it in common for the good of all, that none man lack capital, and should organize themselves into a Chris tian corporation under the laws of the state to hold property, provide work and direct labor to the best possible advantage, so caring for each and all always, and distributing equally to all. Those of us who see that there is no sur render of self so long as wehold fast what property we have, and that the pursuit of private property by individuals is the source of all temptations and evils, cut ting ub off from one another's Jove, making us commereial antagonists, those who see this clearly, I say, are too tired of the life of sin to wish longer to continue it, and it will not be a great effort for such to give up their private property in land and capital that all may be, with them, provided for. Those of us who are filled with the inspiration of love to do this, to incorporate, mak ing ourselves one body o save ourselves and all who will join us from all the evils of selfishness, are scattered. As soon as possible we should come together in order to economize labor in production and enjoy the companionship of one another. We will need to consult to gether often on the problems of love, oi labor, of mutual accomplishment, which will be ours to solve. So it will be neces. sary for our scattered property to be disposed of and for us to bring together as soon as may be our resources, our means of production. The early Chris tians who were filled with the spirit oi love, which is also the spirit of wisdom, haviug lands or honses sold them and brought the price, that common provi sion might be made for all. For fellow ship, for economic advantage, for greater use of capital, for contact and inspira tion of love we must meet often one with another and all together. Let us there fore agree upon articles of incorporation and by-laws and as many of us come to, gether at once as can, if land for the best location is to be had. Some of ua have property that- we cannot immedi ately sell. Such property and all our property, might be at once put in the hands of a real estate committee, select ed from our number, to be by them sold or exchanged for land and capital where we wish to bnild our new Eden, our gar den of delights. There is another class which we shall not perhaps for years be able to provide work for in the commu nity. For instance: we could not at once employ any one to do the kind of work I am perhaps best fitted todo. But it would be a great grief to me to be shut our, and I see how such as I may be members of the corporation while provid ing our own work or working for em ployers just outside. The members of the corporation, or body of Christ as I love to call it, are to adopt the same standard of living by virtue of equal division or sharing of the common product. There fore if I turn in my property and earning I shall be doing my share, all I can, and shall be entitled to an equal share with the rest and can win the love of my brothers and sisters who work with the common capital, under managers of their own selecting, and iu the constant society of the unselfish. Unless we plau for this possible membership, working outside but for the inside, many wili be shut out who would like to be one with us, aud growth of the corporation will be greatly hindered. It will not do to briug men to gether and set them at work they are not by nature or training fitted to do That is one reason, though not the chief reason, why co-operative colonies who go off in the wilderness seem to me to be unwise. They can provide no sufficient variety of labor for the people who join or who may wish to join them. I think we should not seek some rarely favored spot where it will be much easier to obey God and love our fellowmen, partly be-' cause I do not believe there are such spots or localities. It really matters but little where we begin, the one great work, that of saving society by organizing in dustry, is before us. I think none of us expect we shall be able to better our condition in the dollars aud cents measurement very much just in the beginning of our organization, or that we can reduce our hours of labor for awhile. Benefits measured in money will be small at the beginning. But the be ginning must be made, the social body for the spirit of love must be born, else there can be no growth in life and power. We are but the individual atoms of the social world. If we stay apart, self centered individuals, all things will re main as they are. If we come together it will enkindle love between ns, and our love will attract others to us, and as our numbers increase the power of love will multiply, and the people will come to us "as a cloud, and as doves to their win dows." Love in action is the mightiest ot attractions, it is tBe all-conquering power. Love in profession, merely, while" we continue the selfish strife of the every day business world, is hateful to God and man. God says: Is it such a fast for repentance that 1 have chosen? a day for a man to ulHict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lordi Is not not this the fast that 1 nave chosen? to loose the bands of wicked ness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to tht hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out of employment to thy house? When thou seeHt the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? We are all brothers. Then by loving instead of professing shall thy light break forth as the morn ing, and thine health shall spring lortii speedily, and thy righteousness shall gc before ttiee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and Heshall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry for love more than for all else, aud satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darknesa shall be as the noonday: and the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: aud thou shall be like a watered garden and like springs of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places, thou shalt raise up the foundations oi many generations; and thou shalt be called. The repairer of the breach, the re storer of paths to dwell in." This working of the spirit of love in our hearts, prompting us to begin the orga nization of men into one body, with one spirit, that of Christ, I cannot doubt is the spirit and plan of God, which is by our humble beginning.through attracting love and increase in numbers to grow un til it shall gather all men and nations, making the one kingdom of Christ. The great light of love which we see ia the the light of the millennial era, which is to be brought in, not by supernatural power compelling men to bow, but by faithful obedience to the law of love, which alone can make a new social atmosphere and "anew earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. We are not to pray "Thy kingdom come," simply, but obey the law of the kingdom and it will come. 'And they shall build houses, and in habit, them; and they shall plant vine yards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat; for as the days of a tree are the days ol my people, aud mine elect shall long en joy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet Hpeaking I will hear. The wolf and the Iamb the aforetime usurer and producer shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bull ock; and dust shall be the serpent's or deceiver's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the lord." Before me in vision I see a few men and women who believe that it is safe to "seek first the kingdom of God and His righte ousness," and they go to work, each for all and all for each.1 They begin to serve one another, unreservedly, and it leads them to love one another. Love in action begets love and keeps it 9ourishing. Together they study what is their common interest. They with wisdom and greater resources economize labor and provide work for all the mem bers of their body. They build and plant aud manufacture and distribute. They harness the God-given forces of the sun light and the soil, gravitation and chemi sal affinities, to create wealth for them. They attach the energies of steam and electricity to their machinery' and tools. They discover what each can do best and work together in the natural order, by an uufolding perfect plan. They banish selfish strife, and with it want and woe. They show to the world the wisdom of love, and the folly of sel fishness. Those "who labor and are heavy laden" are in consequence drawn to them. The rich who prize love more than money will also join them, and as their numbers grow they will transform the earth into a garden of beauty and fill it with homes of comfort and luxury, and Love with ever-increasing power tc bless will go on conquering and to con quer, until all men shall come to see its saving power, and "nations shall be born in a day. Dependents, Defectives. Deli.vqve.nts, by Charles Richmond Henderson, A.M. D.D. Dr. Henderson gives in this book a con tribution to thestndy of Socioloiry touch ing apart of the subject that has, per force, become of great moment to this country. The book is to be commended for its breadth of view and its accuracy, both being the result of "twenty years or more of study and experience end lectur ing on the subject treated." The writer brings to the problem rare sympathy and a personal contact and knowledge that makes his treatment of the subject very effective. The chapter on Heredity and Environment as Causes of Depen dency is excellent, as are those on the various forms of charities. The most profound part is on Crfme and its Social Treatment, especially the chapter on Criminal Anthropology and the Social Treatment of the Criminal. Such books will be exceedingly valuable to those interested in prison reform, in the problem as to how to deal with delinquent clusses. Each chapter, or sec tion, has a bibliography which is very valuable and it would be difficult to find a book bearing on this subject better adapted to general readers. Published by D. C. Heath&Co.,Foston and Chicago. Price f 1.50. Shylock's Daughter, by Margaret Holmes Bates. The above story deals with conditions well known to Nebraska people, and in deed, no one would be surprised if the scene had been laid here, if it were not for the introduction of coal mines and miners into the story. The moveineut is rapid, is well executed and does what, no doubt, the writer most desired brings most clearly to view existing abuses. The world would indeed bo happy if the abuses could be corrected as easily as thev are in the story. Published by Charles H. Kerr & Co,, Chicago. Price 50 cents. Un-American Immigration, by Rena Michaels Atchison. This book touches the social problems from the side of immigration and it must be owned that the picture drawn is a startling one. ' The South remains the only distinct ively American part of the country, and while we so often pity them because they cannot attract foreign immigration it is barely possible we ought to con gratulate them. The influence of immi gration upon the "Criminal Belt" and "Pauper Belt" is practically significant and ought to be understood by every lover of his country. All students of in dustrial problems ought to read what Mrs. Atchison has to say about the in dustrial efforts of Uu-Anierican Immigra tion. She points to the fact, also, that the fearful condition of our municipali ties is due to the crowding together in cities of a great foreign population who help degrade the franchise and enhauce the power of the saloon. Altogether it is a book so crowded with facts as to be most useful to every citizen. The intro duction is by Rev. Joseph Cook. Published by Charles H. Kerr & Co., Chicago. Price $1.25. . The North American Review for De cember contains some excellent articles. The first one is by the apostolic delegate, Satoli, and gives acceptable informa tion on a subject about which little is known. "Two Great Authors" is han dled by Senator Lodne and Professor Goldwin Smith, the first writing about Holmes, the second about Froude. They are well calculated to write with author ity. The Comptroller of the Treasury enumerates "Our Experiments in Finan cial Legislation," and Professor Briggs gives a very sympathetic and striking account of that most unique aud power ful ageutforgood, the "Salvation Army." "Consular Reform" is treated by Henry. White, Ex-Secretary of the United States Embassy at London, and Dr. Louis Robinson gives a second paper on "Wild Traits in Tame Animals." Adjutant General Ruggles discusses "The Pro posed Increase of the Army," though why our army should be increased when it would seem in such a country as ours the growth of civilization ought to make an army unnecessary, is not apparent. Sergius Stepuiak tells about "How the Czar's Death Affects Europe," and then "The Meauing of Elections" is ably dis cussed by Representative Joseph W. Babcock and Senator Charles J. Faulk- ner. The Notes and Comments show the tendency of the Review to afford a fait and free discussion of questions relating to women. The North American Review evidently will continue to hold its present high rank. START 8IHGIN& 0LDB3 NOW The following sample notices given Armageddon show how it is appreciated: ARMAGEDDON, or the final battle between the wealth-makers and the wealth-takers. This is a splendid collection of stirring and patriotic songs with music. It con tains 140 pages and over 60 songs set to music besides a dozen not set. A number of these same songs have been sold by us at 20 cents each. These songs are George Howard Gibson's best. Price, post paid 35 cents, or $3.60 a dozen. American Nonconformist. Armageddon is the name of a new song book published by "The Wealth Makers Publishing Company," of Lincoln, Neb., at 35 cents a copy. Armageddon is by far the best book of its kind it has ever been our pleasureto examine. The book contains 70 songs, 57 of which are set to music, and every one is a gem. There is no chaff in the whole book. The songs are strong and ably written, while the music is of the very best. George How ard Gibson, editor of The Wealth Mak ers, is the author. His name is never attached to any second class literary production. There is ever an elevated tone to his writings. His newspaper ia . one of the very beet reform papers In existence and Armageddon is, we think, decidedly the best book of songs any Alliance or labor organization can possi bly find. The Sledge Hammer, Meadville-Pa-No w is the time to make good use ot Armageddon. It ought to be in every Populist's home. If our songs are every where sung, made popular, our cause will speedily succeed. Let singing cluba be formed to master the mueic of this book. None finer or more effective has ever been written. "God Save the Pea? pie" is a mightily stirring piece in both music and words. "Our Line of Defense" is another thrilling song set to the finest patriotic air of Germany, "Die Wacht Am Rhein." But we have not space to tell of the merits of each one of tbe 70 songs which the book contains. Humo rous, pathetic, thrilling, awakeuing, en" thusing, calling forth all that is manly and noble, all love of right and justice, and marshalling the hosts to battle, it should be sent for and made use of by all earnest men aud women now. Get ready this winter to Bing these industrial gos"pe1 song r jr.'Silie-rsv-e.,,. w