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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
5 Thk decision of Judge Woods deprive ons them frora three to six montlis, and they are denied the right guaranteed to every American citizen, the right of trial by jury for criminal offenses. The courts of the land are destroying our liberties and placing every citizen in jeopardy. The new song book, now ready for de livery, is immense. Fire in your orders. Thirty-five cents a copy. The Cooperatora' Conference Report. Pursuant to call of George Howard Gibson of 'Lincoln a company of Chris tian co-operators gathered in the Y. M. C. A. parlors, corner of 13th and N streets, Dec. 15th, at 9:30 a. m., to ex change views and take steps towards or. ganizing themselves into a working body. About twenty people were in at tendance at the opening meeting. W. J. Eyestone of Rising City, Butler county, was chairman of the meeting, and J. Y, M. Swigart secretary. Mr. Gibson read letters from friends of the movement who could not be present: From Mr. J.N. Kellogg of Clarks; John Bryan, Elyria; the Nationalist Society of Belvidere; Robert F. Kingsley of Ven ango; Judge J. W. Martin of Imperial; August Storme of San Diego, Cal.; A. E. Tracy of Kearney; Mrs.' Warner of Wake field, and Rev. P. H. Drennan of.Lincoln. The program announced in The Wealth Makkrs was followed more or less closely, beginning with the paper by Brother Gibson, printed in last week's WEALTH MAKERS. The opinion was unanimous that co operation as equals or brothers under the law of love is the way out, but opinions -jriBu Buuicmiuv, ui were uut entirely clear, as to the plan of organization. Six sessions of the Conference were held. The celebrated Amana community in Iowa was described and discussed, a let ter from an official of that society to Brother Eysstone being read. Brother L. C. Humphrey said he had been trying to reconcile the teachings of Christ with the competitive system, but had signally failed. All present at one of the sessions, twenty or more, then expressed them selves ready to join a co-operative en terprise if the plan and articles of agree ment were such as they could approve of. Articles of incorporation proposed by Brother Humphrey were read and dis cussed, and a committee of six, namely, Gibson, Dawes, Humphrey, Goodell, Clark and Keene, was appointed to prepare articles to submit to all in terested through the columns of The Wealth Makers. That committee will have its report ready for next week's issue. A committee to look over the ground near Lincoln, preliminary to locating, was appointed, also a committee of one, Brother Gibson of The Wealth Makers. was named to receive names and partic ular information of those who wish to co-operate under the laws of love. The meeting adjourned subject to call of the chairman. The second meeting will be called to meet in about three to four weeks, at which time articles of in corporation, constitution and by-laws will be adopted and preliminary work will be started. Among those present were the following. From Lincoln: G. H. Gibson and wife, S. A. Shreve, L. C. and H. J. Humphiey, I. N. Leonard, J. M. Reaves, 0. E. Good ell. C. M. Clark, E. T. Huff, J. Y. M. Swi gart and wife, E. N. Erickson, E. Le Fe vre, Fred Lindholm, H. E. Dawes, G. W. McDermott, Mr. Garloch, J. Finarty, C. Ballinger, S. H. Riblett, and Mr. Flana gan. Several others of Lincoln, whose work made it impossible to be present, are heartily with us in the movement. From out of town we had W. J. Eye stone of Rising City, D. E. Coleman , Byron Clark of Greenwood, S. E. Keene of Missouri Valley, la.. Mrs. A. E. Mur phy of Murphy, la., G. R. McCormick of Valparaiso, John Quick of Emerald, J G. Neff of Raymond, and Herman Erick son, A. G. Backstrom aud S. T. Lundgren of Ceresco. Since the Conference letters ihm Henry C. Hansen of Gothenburg, C. LrBullock of Bostwfck, Samuel Little of Nebraska City, and personal calls from quite a number of parties on the editor of 1 he Wealth Makers to comer con cerning the proposed organization, are hereby acknowledged. Ihe interest is spreading far beyond our expectation. It looks now as if a hundred families would be ready to join the organization afetr the plan is agreed upon. , ' Notice! J. A. Allis, James A. Benjamins and W. D. Lowery have sent us money for their subscriptions, but neglected to give us their postoflice address, so we cannot give them credit. Gentlemen, send us the name of your postofflce and we will receipt you for the money. If von want to trade a little money and a good bone tor a good piano, see or write to J. EL Dolibuu. 1120 M St., Lincoln, Neb. This la a bar. gain jron don't pick np everj da. The Problem of Irrigation. Paper read before the Irrigation con vention at Kearney, Dec. IS), 1894, by Hon. John II. Powers. In that part of the world where the human race first originated rain could not be depended on to furnish sufficient moisture for the purposes of agriculture and horticulture. We are told, Gen. 2:5, that "The Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground." The same conditions, so far as rain is concerned exist in western Nebraska, Kansas, North and South Dakota and New Mexico, and so far as intelligent and wisely directed effort is coucerned, it may almost be said "There is not a man to till the ground." Now, this is not the condition that God intended to continue, for He created man and placed him in a garden to till it, that is, as we are told in the fifteenth verse, "To dress it and to keep it." And a river went out of Eden to water the garden. Now, it is evident, from this description of the existing conditions that the tilling the ground, and the dressing and keeping the garden in cluded the management of the water of 4.1 e : i: lue river lur in iauuu. f The history of the world shows us that he parts of the earth which have been permaneut granaries of the world are not those portions where the rainfall is sufficient and seasonable, but rather those where rain is scaree or unreliable. Babylonia, Assyria, Chaldea, all occu pying to an extent the same territory described as above in the holy writ, sup ported for many centuries a dense and active population, and by that means were enabled, for more than a thousand years, to dominate over the greater part of the civilized world. This was accom plished by a systematic and comprehen sive system of irrigation, as still attest ed, we are told by travelers, by remains of irrigating canals which gridiron the whole country in tVe vicinity of the Eu phrates and Tigris rivers, and produced such a teeming fertility of the soil that, as Herodotus has recorded, it fre quently brought forth two hundred fold. Egypt, also, for so long a time a rival of the northern empire just mentioned, wns, like it, famous for the fertility of its soil and the productiveness of its indus tries, depended not upon the rainfall, for it seldom rains there, but on the annual overflow of the Nile, supplemented by a system of reservoirs and extensive canals for the storing up and distributing the water when the overflow of the river was less than usual, and to irrigate those portions of the valley which the natural overfl ow did not reach. And it has been thusenabled to hold so large a place in the world's history while its full extent included only about 216,. 000 square m'ileB, of which ouly the Nile valley, containing, with its deltas, about 12,000 square miles, is capable of tillage, and only about 10,000 have ever been tilled. Now, this whole arid and semi-arid re gion lying between the foot of the Rocky Mountains and the Missouri and lower Mississippi rivers is in essentially the same natural conditions as ancient Babylonia aud differs from Egypt main ly in the fact that it has several valleys rivaling the Nile in extent and fertility. I think it can be fully demonstrated that enough water rushes through this region every year to fully irrigate all the land that is fit for tillage. And not only is it allowed to run to waste, but in its course it is continually carrying away the most fertile constituents of our soil and depositing them in the deltas of the lower Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. It also frequently overflows large por tions of valuable valley lands, endanger ing the lives of the inhabitants and de stroying their improvements and the products of their industry. But can this destructive agent be thus restrained and utilized. Whoever has stood on the banks of the Platte, Missouri, Arkansas and lower Mississippi during the annual floods of early summer would be moved to ex claim, "It is the work of God. Man can never control it." But it seems to me that such a conclusion is hasty and un warranted. The same educated ingenu ity, skill and enterprise that has subdued the fiercest and most powerful animals, caused the same agencies which produce the earthquakes to do the drudgery for mankind and harnessed the lightning and controlled and utilized its tremen dous energy, can likewise control and utilize these apparently irresistible floods and cause them to make these western recions a veritable Garden of Eden. It is only necessary to accomplish this that there be not one man alone to till the irround. with one helpmeet for him. but millions of men, each thus assisted, and all co-operating their energies and labors under the directiou and control of a wise and beneficent government and success would be as sure as the recur rence of day aud night or the succession of the seasons. Never, probably in the history of the world, certainly in the history of this nation, has there been such a grand op portunity for a successful carrying out of au enterprise of this character and magnitude. Probably from three to four millions of men in our country are now living in enforced idleness, depending for subsist ence of themselves and their families on the charity of the rest of the people or supplied at public expense. None of them own homes nor have they any property. But in the main they are the most intelligent and beBt educated class of workingmeu that the world has ever seen out of employment. They have yet fresh in their memories the time when they were earning an honest living. The most-of them have not lost their self-respect, but chafe under their present con dition. Let the present congress pass a law directing the Secretary of the Interior to at once begin the surveys for a compre hensive and practical plan for the irriga tion of this whole country. Let it fur ther provide that every man who is will ing shall have free transportation for himself and family to the place on said improvement where the government su perintendent may direct, and shall have subsistence for himself and family for one year, on the condition that at the end the government shall give to him and his heirs a perpetual lease to a par eel of land, under the improvement of the irrigation plan thus established, suf ficient for a home in whatever branch of honest industry he may choose. Let it be further provided that those who will continue thus to work, under the direction of the government, for a further period not to exceed two years, shall be paid at the rate of two dollars per day, legal tender labor certificates, the same to be expended by the govern ment in improving said homes according to the taste and choice of the owners thereof. Let the plan of the system be as fol lows; 1. A vast reservoir canal following the trend of the foot of the mountains, from the north line of North Dakota to the south line of New Mexico. Let the proper and necessary arrangements in the way of dams, wiers, waste gates, etc., sufficient to divert all the waters, or as nearly so as practicable, of the Missouri. Yellowstone, Platte, Arkansas, and other smaller mountain streams, into the main reservoir canal be constructed. 2. A main lateral canal constructed down each great divide. Each of these lateral or divide canals shall be provided with suitable locks so that they would be easily navigable by canal boats and so the current of the water could be kept under complete control to preveut wear of the bottom or banks and still provide for a continuous flow. Such canals to be each continued to intersect with some navigable stream. 3. Such sublateral canals along each of the divide canals as may be necessary to place all the fertile land which can be thus reached under full irrigation. 4. A wide belt of trees planted along the eastern side of the reservoir canal and a narrower belt along each Bide of the dividyanals. 5. Such improvement of the Missou., and Lower MissisHipl rivers as shall ren der their navigation safe aud renable. By thi plan the following results would be obtained: 1. The navigation of the main rivers of the region would ,be easily secured be cause the water supply would be com paratively regular. The floods being di verted into the canals and the continual percolation of the water through the saturated subsoil preventing low water in time of drouth. 2. The lock canals would provide easy transportation of the products of indus try in the whole region to the markets of the world. concluded nfxt week. Clarify, Condense, Co-operate. Deb Moines, Iowa, Dec. ICth, '94. Editor Wealth Makers: i The Wealth Makers is to be com mended on the outspoken stand it is taking against the proposed commit ment of the People's party to "tree sil ver" as the sole issue of that party. Concentrated effort is absolutely es sential to success, but the effort must be headed in the right direction, and free silver, as every thoughtful Populist knows, is a step backward, not forward. As long as the production and distribu tion of wealth is confined to the amount of the "precious metals" that are acci dently discovered, plus the amount of credit those metals will sustain, it will be an easy matter to hoodwink the major ity of voters with such slogans as "in trinsic value," "parity," "elasticity," and "money of the world," etc., etc., even to the point of obliterating the very object of all industrial effort. Just as the Lord is said to have hard ened the heart of Pharoah that the chil dren of Israel might the more clearly realize their true condition, so it would scom, has our enemy been led on to the destruction of silver, and it sometimes looks as if the forces which make for righteousness accomplish more through the machinations of the wicked than otherwise. Let us not then seek to undo that which Providence seems to have done for us, but rather continue on with the good work to its rational conclusion. A Hindoo will not attempt to patch up his broken gods, and as our silver god is broken suppose we smash the one with a yellow face, just to produce a parity. Our leaders are unfortunately politi cians with an eye single to votes, but if free silver is all that the heart and brains of Populism can bring forth it had bet tf r go bury itself in some Rocky Moun tain gulch. It will never get, to Wash ington, for the bankers have a better scheme (and quicker) for producing a ficticious prosperity, one that will send the voters to sleep for another ten years at least the Baltimore, or treasury plan. Who doubts the shrewdness of the Republican leaders? Do you suppose, sir, for one moment, that they would deny us free silver if they had not a much more efficacious soporific at hand? Just watch that bill go bowling through both houses. Prosperity at any price has been the watchword of that party ever since the war. We are now to have an inflation of bankers' fiat, and a ready. made, cut-and-dried prosperity until the interest charges are collectible then another panic. This effort to concentrate is all right and very desirable, indeed, but let us do so thoughtfully. All reform platforms that I have noticed from the Umaha to the latest, the A. F. L., just announced, or proposed, show a lamentable want of concise, comprehensive thought, show anything but a clear conception of the needs of the hour. A casual perusal of those platforms shows at once that their constructors were suffering from severe mental confusion, and in their efforts to extricate themselves only succeeded in rendering ' confusion worseconfounded." Demands are reiterated time and time again in sublime indifference to the ax iom which teaches that the whole is greater than and, therefore, inclusive of its parts. Planks are needlessly multi plied to the end that our enemies, and some of our friends, pester our flanks in the most irritating manner. I think it is now beginning to be understood that there are but two forms of monopoly by which the idler and the speculator are able to levy tribute upon the producer and distributor, viz: land and money monopoly, and the rings through the nose are intiest and rent, if you will allow me to use the metaphor. Our planks then should be: Freedom to produce; freedom to dis tribute. Few will deny that these are justclaims and making that admission the right to obtain proper means to secure those ends, will not be denied by honest men. Who in America dares to say that it is right that a willing worker should be compelled to beg for the privilege of work ing, or that he should be compelled to pay tribute (except to Caesar) in his ef forts to exchange the products of his toil. Personally I do not look to legislative action, or agitation, prayers, petitions or sermons, for relief. The over-fed and the under-fed who comprise the majority , are totally indifferent to any logic but the logic of events. 1 here is a star in the east upon which my gaze and hopes are fixed. That star is co-operation. As your readers know, quite a number of co operations have been organized within the last two years, but do they realize what it means if a combination (for it is unlikely that one alone will be able to) succeeds in providing its members with the opportunities for obtaining the nec essities of life in an economical manner. It means just this, henceforth, death to monopoly. For working free from in terest of rent charges, utilizing machin ery to the full, being free from the dic tates of the panic-breeders, free frora that most burdensome charge upon la bor, idleness, competition on the part of the victim ,of monopoly will become speedily out of the question. Co-operation is the kind of reform that reaches the spot, one that cannot be sent to sleep on remedial, half-way measures. Other reforms can be effected step by step, not so ours, a very essential differ ence, and one that should be noted. Fra ternally, G. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, if used accord ing to directions, is a speedy cure for colds. Ask your druggist for Ayer's Almanac. Three Cent Column. "For Bale," "Wantd.""ForEiPhange."and small advenlsmenis for short time, will be charged three cent per word (or each Inser tion. Initial! or a number counted as one word. Casta with the order It yon want anything, or have anything that anybody else "wants," make It known through this column. It will pay. O. WILSON, Rooms W and 81 Burr's block, Lincoln, Neb. WANTED Fire and cyclone apents. Good pay. J. Y. M. Swigart, Beo'y. Lincoln, Neb. 37tf TINQLEY BURKETT, attorneys-at-law. 1028 O St., Lincoln, Neb. TINQLEY ft BURKETT. attorneys-at-law, 1026 O Bt Lincoln, Neb. Abstracts examined. mHK LEAPINO 92.00 Boarding Hone In the X city le Mr. 8. I'arlsh's. 1211 N St. Every, thing neat and clean. A trial will eonrlnce yon. 11 ROY or Ooranxtio finish at Lincoln Btoam . Laundry. Fhone 47a. No, 1212 N St. 3714 JBLDMENTHAL, Practical Hatter. Any J old hat marie over ai nood us new. Aleo clothes cleaned and dyed. 1020 V St. FOR SALE Improved Lancaster and adjoining connty farms. Write lor my latent list kIv Ina special prices and foil particulars on some choice 80s, V4 sections and H sections. t2 H. C. YOUNG, Broker. 137 So. 11th St. YODNO HAN, attead Busmen Colt. tMi winter and fit yourself for commercial life, I bare a scholarship for a fall coaree In the Lm coli Business College, which I wfll tii Chp. , H. H. FISH. Lincoln. Neb. Agents Wasted for "Striking for Life." Labor's side of the labor question, by John Swinton, the Pillar of Light of the labor move ment. Complete agent's outfit FKKls. Quick, large profits. Address NATIONAL PUB. CO , Chicago. III. DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATORS Address, for catalogue and particulars, Or The Dc Laval Scmhator Co., Elci! H, III. 74 Cortlandt Street, New York. WILL $1200 MEET YOUR WANTS? If so.yon can make 11200 to 92000 this year work Ing for ns. Ladles can do as well as gentlemen Dept. Bare. b. I. BULL A CO., Philadelphia, l'a DO YOU WANT IT 7r Salesmen Wanted in every county, salary or com mission. No experience. JNew laritt Bill fives unlimited promt, sctive men appiy quick rv and territory wanted, jnsiliana P. O. BoxMUSiBettos, Mass, if statins ( tarora, . AGENTS WANTED I have the fastest selling staple article In America. Costa agents 5 cents, sells for 26 cents. If yon can't sell the goods I take them back. I want one good man or woman In each eonnty. Also a few good men and women to travel and appoint agents. If yon fail to answer this, jon will miss the cbanct ofu lltotlma. Address. C. H. ROWAN, Milwaukee. Wis. Headache butt Get Dr. Mllea' Pain Pllla. A WONDERFUL OFFER. Onr grand catalogue, over 850 illustrations, agent's latest goods and novelties, 1 writing pelt fountain attachment, 1 elegant gentleman'i watch chain and charm, guaranteed 20 years Your name In agent's directory 1 year, all sent for 10 ctB. Postage 2 cents. EMPIRE NOVELTl CO., 157 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. $750.00 A Year and All Expenses, We want a tew more General Agents, ladles or gentlemen, to travel and appoint agents on our new publications. Full particulars given on ap plication. If you apply please send references, aud state business experience, age and send pho tograph. If you canuot travel, write ns for terms to local canvaxsers. Dept. Rare, 8. 1. BELL a uu., rnuaaeipnia, fa. HOW TO GET RICH J 8 told In ''THE ROAD TO WEALTH IK ADS THROUGH THK SOUTH." a 200 page book foil of facts and figures concerning that land toward which all eyes are turning. Only 26 cents. B. C. ROBERTSON & CO., Cincinnati, Ohio Neave Building. JUMPING They hP',8k,P' 3mP- ilWe, turn ' '"M somersaults almost incessantly R K A Jr?m neUBt My- Wonder--aJIIiflUltl ful product of a Foreign Tree. Greatest curiosity to draw crowds wherever shown, on streets, In shop windows, etc. Just Imported. Everybody wants one Pull his tory of Tree and sample Jumping Bean to Agents or Streetmea S cents, postpaid. 3 80c 8, l ; 12, 11.60; 100, 110. Rush order and be first. Sell quantities to your merchants for window attractions and then sell to others. Quick Sales. Try 1U0. Big Money. AGENTS' Hi HALO, No. 1841, J. B PHILA, PA. GILLILAN'S WANT COLUMN- TO EXCHANGE A honse and corner lot Is Lincoln, for land. TO EXCHANGE Eighty acres In Wheeler county for Lincoln property. Would as sume some Incumbrance. FOB BALE Smooth six acre tract. In Lincoln suburb, near school and street cars, suitable for a good home or fruit and gardening. FOR SALE Twenty acres adjoining Lincoln, with good two-story house, barn, yards, wind mill, fruit and fenced; cheap, or will rent. FOR SALE Eight room house and full lot" half block of street cars and paved street1 Can take equity In western land. FOR EXCHANGE Five-room cottage home well located. Can take equity in land or va' cant lot. FOB EXCH ANGE Nine room honse and three lotafaclng University campus at Cniversity Place. Good horn to eichnnge for farm In east ern Nebraska. Address Ulllllan Investment Com pany, Lincoln, Neb. FOR SALE Eighty acres, 13 miles of Lincoln. 80 acres broke, no other Improvements; only f 1200.00 If taken at once. No trade. i FOR SALE 180 acres well Improved Ave miles Of Lincoln, at nearly half value for a short time. WANTED Eighty acres, near Lincoln, with imnrnvamftntr havi ft rjtah inatnmAr fni an eighty that salts, - WANTED All parties having land or city property to sell or exchange to list It with Gllai taint comer, Ground Floor 11th & P Sts., Lincoln, - - - Neb. Farm For Sale. 420 acres: 60 acres In cultivation; S-room dwelling, good well of pure water and cistern, 800 acres prairie. 60 acres timber: situated 2H miles from uee Arc toe county at m-frais-saisSiM; busy little town on the west bank of White Kivar: cheap trausportotlon by steamer line: sood ebareh. and school privileges. Price $2,(50. $1,600 casn. Balance in u.wrtTr -pmw mw , W. II. V1VION, Lonoke, Ark, v A . . Nice Line of TOYS . CHRISTMAS GOODS of Every Description. V Candies and Nuts Great Jress Si rri ' fee Our . . . . 45, 50 and 60c. All Wool Henriettas, Serges and Fancy Dress Goods at 35 Cents Per Yard. Our 75c. German Silk-FinisJied Henriettas and Serges in all the Leading Shades at 55 Cents Per Yard. Our 85 and 90c. German Silk-Finished Henriettas and Serges 46 inches toide in colored and Hack at 65 Cents Per Yard. Would make an Appropriate and Useful" Christmas Present. v 25 Dozen Good Suspenders worth 25c. at 17c . . . a pair. Fred Schmidt, 921 0 St., 0pp. P.O. LINCOLN, - NEB. w J i J i 9 9 9 9 I I 1,000 pairs Sample Hose from 20 to 30 per cent Less than regular price. i TAKE NOTICE I Book and Job Printing In all its branches. County Printing and Supplies Lithographing ... . Book Binding From the simplest style to the mo6t elaborate). Engraving " Of all kinds. Blank Book In every style. Legal Blanks The Bed Line Series, the handsomest Blank in the country, printed on Bond Paper at less expense thaa other houses furnish them on ordinary flat paper. Stereotyping From superior hard metal. Printers' Rollers Mad by an expert from the best and most durable material. Country Printers Having county or other work, which they cannot themselves handle, would make money by writing ns for terms. 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