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January 17, 1895
4 THE WEALTH MAKERS. THE WEALTH MAKERS. s Mew Berlea at TEE ALLIANCE-INDEPENDENT. CoaaaMdatloa M th Fkrmtn AJBapct and Nth, Imdtptndtai. . .. . WIUHI? ITHT THURSDAY II Tks Waalta Kakin PabliiUaf Osmpsaj, liH M St. UmoU. Rebtwak, Own Howab Graeon Editor J. 8. HTTT... Baelaeaa Manager JV. Z P. A. "If any BSD nttit tell for to riee. Then ek I sot to climb. Another' t pain. I shoos lot for my food. A golden ebala, A rob of honor, U too food prlM To tempt my haaty hand to d w-; Unto fallow man. Thl lit hath wo Boffldeat, wroibt by nit'trntuli tot; And who that hath a heart wonld dr prolong Or add a sorrow to a trlcka eoul That ek a healing balm to mak It whole? Hy bosom own to brotherhood of man." Publishers' Announcement. Th (nbeerlptloa prlc of Tnn Weaim Mas u I 91.0V par year, la advance. Agent In (olldtlng anbecrlptlone (honld be Tory careful that all name are correctly apelled and proper poatofflce given. Blank for return rabwrtption, return envelop, W, ean be had oa application to thl office. Always alga your nam. Ho matter how often roa write a do not neglect thl Important mat ter. Every week wa receive lettera with Incom plete addreeae or without (Ignatnre and It I omatlme dlfflcnlt to locate them, Caiaoa or ADDaiea. Subacrlbera wlablng to ehanga their poetoAo addreea maet alwaya air their former aa wall aa their preeent addreaa when change will be promptly made. STATEMENT Of CIRCULATION J. 8. Hyatt, Bnelneaa Maaairer of Tha Wealth Maker Pnbllehlng Company, being dnly aworn, aaya that the actual number of full and complete coplea of Tan Wealth Masem printed during th alx month end ing October 11, 184, wa 211,200. Weekly average, 8.123. Bwora to before m and rabeciihed la my i una ma gay 01 uciODer, twt. K. J. DUBKCTT, Notary Public. ADVERTISING RATES. - $1.11 per tach. I ante per Agate Ha. 14 llaaa to th Inch. Liberal dlacoaat oa large apace or loag time aoatracta. Addreaa all advartlalag eommualcmtloM t WEALTH MAKERS PUBU8UIHa 00 1. B, Htatt. Bb. Mgr. Send Us Two Ken Names With ft, and your own subscription will be ex tended One Year Free of Cost. Justice has a terrible face for the op pressors, but a divinely beautiful face for the oppressed. The greed of the members who make up the majority led to a great strife over the spoils of the legislature. A government of injunctions, by judg es, tor the corporations. What shall we call it, evolution or devilution? The currency bill in likely to be de feated. But so far as the banks are con cerned it makes little difference. "Heads 1 win; tails you lose." The concluding chapter of our serial "The Modern Martha," will be published next week. The manuscript came in too late to give it place this week. Justice in thecoinmercial world would keep all happily working, exchanging and enjoying, and panics and periodic hard times would be unknown. The pay of all office holders and clerks would bear cutting down one half, and leave enough applicants to fill all places, and as well as they are now filled. What known good did the last Con gress accomplish, except to help open the eyes of 600,000 voters who left the old party ranks and joined the Populists? Sat, why should the interest crop grow without labor, and harvest itself every year, in seasons of drouth as well as when rain comes? Does money have rights that labor has not? Willing workers wanting jobs and without bread! Curses high as heaven and deep as hell upon those whose greed and power and lies produce the world's agony. The great question is, how to exchange equitably our products, or how to get qui table pay for our labor, so as to be able to command as much labor as we furnish. Then all could be kept at work. The loss of nearly $27,000,000 in gold by the treasury in the past six weeks indicates that another issue of bonds must be promptly forthcoming it no change is made in the currency sys tem," says the United States Investor. and the people's bands ore tied by Igno rance and party chains. 11 prwenoi II liJ BIH0 IV THE RIKG3 Had not the Pop legislature interfered, with a desire to iret for the state the in terest that the banks might be willing to pay for the deposits of state money, the collapse of the tapltal national Dan would not have caused the state any loss, for there was ample security in the treasurer's bonds, which were signed by the leading bankers of Nebraska. state Journal. The article from which the above para graph is taken is entitled, "The Care of State Funds," and is called forth by the great defalcation of Taylor, the stats treasurer of South Dakota. The South Dakota law is, we believe, exactly like the Nebraska law before the Populists got into power and passed the act requir ing the state treasurer to turn the inter est on state funds over to the state, in. stead of appropriating it himself and sharing it with his friends in the ring who thus were able to reimburse them selves several times for the campaign corruption funds advanced to elect their tools. The Populists in Nebraska broke up the county and state rings who, from the first settlement of the state, had been running the political machinery in their own interest with a part of the interest perquisites which they were allowed t draw from millions of dollars of taxes held and loaned by them to favored oanks. It was a splendid reform, but it was very obnoxious legislation to the old party rings and bosses and boodle iKliticians. The State Journal of course was bitterly opposed to anything that interfered with the rings and boodlers, being itself chief buzzard and spoils gatherer of the ring rulers. Since 1 871 it has gathered in in fat takes from the state house $446,000. And as it has "belly and brass" illimitable, it can even charge "the Pop legislature" with an un justifiable interference with the state funds ring as the cause of the loss of 1286,000 state funds deposited in the Capital National bank. The loss, if col lection can not be made, will be due entirely to a worthless bond which Gov ernor Crounse, Attorney-General Allen and Secretary of State Hastings approv ed. At least three illegalities were appar ent in the bond as verified, and these illegalities, making the bond worthless, must have been recognised by them, "i'he Populist law requires interest on publis funds to be paid to the state instead of to private parties, requires bonds to be given by the banks that receive deposits, as well as bonds from the treasurer. The only way for the state to lose anything is by the approval of illegal, worthless bonds, and those who approve such bonds should be placed under bonds in the pen that will force them to respect their sworn duty. There is no more risk taking bonds of the banks that pay in terest to the state for the use of public funds, than there is in taking bonds or endorsements from the same banks to pay interest into the private pockets of a state treasurer. But the Journal of course is of opinion that "the state will do better to let the interest go and be content with the sub stantial safety of the principal under th old system." Ring ont th new; ring; In th old. Beaton the Moaher that we neid; Give power commensurate with greed: Ring In again the relirn of gold. "AHEAD OF THE TIMES." Some two or three wpeks ago one oi our subscribers complained that The Wealth Makers was about a thousand yeais ahead of the times. The idea he meant to convey doubtless was, that we are advocating political measures and applying moral principles that the people are not ready for. It is perhaps true that we are publish ing the most advanced moral and politi cat ideas, ideas that some will not receive. It may also be true that we are teaching only what must be accepted before the people can be saved from oppression. But are we teaching anything no' found in the Populist creed adopted a Omaha? We think not Let us see. The chief plank on thi money question demands government money for the people "at a tax not to exceed two per cent per annum." That is what we call for, and we show how money can be thus cheaply furnished ant. automatically regulated in volume, ad justing itself to the people's needs ano pro riding a dollar of unfluctuating value, by means of a financial system which would prevent money from beinp drawn out of circulation. If we are crit icised for thus teaching on the monej question, it must be bv those who are at least three years behind the times, and behind the party of the times. So also on the land, transportation, telegraph and other monopoly questions, we are sunpiy reariV'the' l'opuTist de mands enunciated at Omaha, and edu eating honest voters to see their reason ableness, justice and the necessity of ei acting them into law. If any one calls our political teaching ahead of the times. then the Omaha platform is ahead of the times. Well, it is ahead of what we now have. and that is why it has value. But if the masses of the people cannot be made to see that its essential demands, viz: gov ernment ownership of natural and eco nomic monopolies, as the means of de liverance, and be led to join the People's party, they cannot escape being slaves Politically we are simply intelligently np with those who oppose private monop oly control of the means of subsistence, the natural resources, capital and prices. Three weeks ago we attended the Na tional Conference of the party lead ers at St, Louis, and w found Tun Wealth Makers in perfect touch and agreement with the great body of that representative gathering. The one-idea men wereoutnurobered more than twenty to one on the floor of the Conference. But is not The Wealth Makers going ont of its way to preach socialism and communism; an industrial co-operation destructive of freedom and individual evolution; and is it not thus driving sensible people away from us by its dan gerous doctrines? Has its editor not gone wild over "a new kind of corpora tion," a visionary project that fills his brain and destroys his practical sense? Now listen. No one has said this to us, nor a mild quarter of it; but there are men who are afraid of any ideas but their own, and some of these wish to keep all ideas not received by them out of The Wealth Makers, or, failing in this, to destroy its reputation and influ ence. We recognize the party's right to require in its party organ that the party principles be faithfully advocated and its demands elucidated. It must also have the right to insist that nothing contrary to or conflicting with the party principles be taught in its organs. Beyond this it has no jurisdiction. Individuals in a party have the rights, also, that the party as a whole has, only one must not mistake himself for the party when others, the majority perhaps, honestly differ with him. There are questions of the greatest im portance that are not of a political na ture, questions of right and wrong that rise above any laws that men have made or propose to make. Such questions it is always in order to discuss, and The Wealth Makehs will continue to dis cuss them. With many of us the ones. tion of how we are to obtain work and provide for our families, is a matter too painfully pressing "to leave in the hands of politicians even of the Populist type. No one whose heart bleeds for suffering humanity can limit his labors to politi cal lines alone. God's law is already en acted, may be obeyed now, and obeyed would bind us together in love, in mutual service, and save us from want and anx iety. No one can deny this fact. There fore it is moral sense, business sense and common sense to proclaim it and wake people np to realize it That is our of fense, if offense it be, advocating volun tary fraternal co-operation as the begin ning of obedience, while at the same time we have not forgotten the solidarity of mankind, that we must have co-opera tion not in a small community alone, but the union of all whose interests are common, co-operation at the ballot box and everywhere. Corporations consist of individuals who increase their power by combining, and the individual work ers who are so foolish as not to sink their differences and combine their re sources and labors are being reduced to a slave's dependence. The laws favor corporations, therefore incorporate, we say. There is economy in combination, therefore incorporate. Corporations are a social and economic necessity, there fore all must incorporate, be bound to gether to serve one another. : "Ahead of the times?" Yes, just as far as the eternal past and present law is. If the people choose to call it impracticable and impossible to love one another, to fraternally co-operate, and suffer another thousand years the evils of the selfish struggle, they can do it. But we. are of opinion that they have suffered about as long as they will. They have been de ceived by false conceptions and misled by selfish standards, for ages, but new clear light is now breaking. "Let there be light!" ' . . THE BARRETT S00TT 0ASE The Barrett Scott abduction case in Holt county appears to us to be a con spiracy ou the part of his friends to get him out of the hands of the law. That he was murdered is extremely improbable, because murderers who combine to do so public an art as dividing a company and killing one, think only of getting them selves away without burdening them' selves with the body of their victim. There is so far not the least evidence that the man was killed; and it is absurd to hold that his enemies would care to maks him a prisoner. On the other hand, if under cover of alleged assault and suggested murder he can get out of the county with his plun der, the world is wide and he can keep out of jail and Bpend it in South America, Australia, or anywhere he chooses. VI0T0BY FOR THE PEOPLE Our song, entitled "The Taxpayers Settle the Bills," which has become so popular, was written by a Kansas City newspaper man who was taking a hand in the fight with the Gas company which was trying to get its franchise extended. The struggle has just ended and the tax payers are victorious. This song is one of the seventy in Armageddon. .... "In old daya the robber lived oat In the wood, Or dwelt In a hole In the ground. And cheerfully frote to the traveller' good Whenever he happened around. O, the robber of old waa simple and bold And rarely put on any trills; But tha robber today has quite a different way. And the taxpayer look to the bills, bill, bllle- Tha tezpayera aettl the bill." The old Uas company in Kansas City had a monopoly and sold gas for $1.60 per thousand feet It tried to boodle au ordinance throngh to extend ' this rate and its monopoly, but met with opposi tion and later tried to get $1.40 and a sew thirty year franchise. But a new company was formed which offered to furnish gas for a price not to exceed $1X0 per thousand feet The city has granted the new company a franchise for a period of thirty years, but retains the right to purchase the plant in twelve years, or at any time thereafter, at an appraised valuation. The city stipulates also that the gas must be of a specified candle power, requires a deposit of $50,000 in cash, or a bond in the sum of $75,000 that the company will expend a prescrib ed sum on its plant, and the company must pay two per cent of its gross re ceipts from the sale of gas to private parties. Thegrowth of public sentiment against allowing valuable franchises to be gi wn away or purchased with boodle which enriches aldermen, legislators and con gressmen, is healthy and strong. It is the spirit of Populism, take notice. Municipal ownership of municipal mono polies and government ownership of national or interstate monopolies is the demand of enlightened public sentiment. The cities which cannot immediately take possession of their transit, light and power works, are providing to do it later oa. B00K8 AND MAGAZINE8 Social Evolution, by Benjamin Kidd. This book is a landmark from wbicl many men who have been in sore perplex ity will take their bearings, and it is hop ed that it will prove a guide worthy of being followed. It is a great book, and has already been characterized as one of the greatest of the century. The writer is thoroughly committed to the doctrines of evolutionary science, and applies them with keen logic to the social problems of the present day. Those laws apply to the evolution of society as to lower orders of life. The fundamental condition of human progress is selec tion, competition, the doctrine of the survival of the fittest of Darwin. "It is, therefore, an inevitable law of life amongst the higher forms that com petition and selection must not only always accompany progress, but that they must prevail amongst every form of life which is not actually retrograd ing." It seems to be a physiological law that where this constant selection does not go on among the higher " forms of life, these forms must go backwards, for it must be by selection from the best and not the average or poor that progress is possible. But man has a reason, can see the onerous conditions under which he labors, that it is only by sacrifice that progress of society or the race is made. He has the power to overthrow those conditions, to stop the sacrifice and thus the progress, for why should he sacrifice himself for those yet unborn? His reason tells him not to sacrifice himself. Self preservation is the first law of nature, and reason can reach no farther than the present lifeof the individual. Why should he allow progress to continue and he be left behind? Evidently Mrs. Mona Caird did not believe in it when she depreciated "this absurd sacrifice to their children of generation after generation of grown people. So it follows that there can be no rational sanction for theconditionsof progress. What is it then that makes men under go sacrifice and subordinate themselves to the good of society and the racer It is the function of religious belief to furn ish the "ultra-rational sanction" for such sacrifice. Altruism has begun to conquer individualism in our western civilization. The movement called socialism is the re sult of this growth of the Altruistic spirit, though the antbor disagrees with the social leaders in this, that while they, apparently at least, wish to do away with all competition and selection, be thinks competition and selection the very condition of progress, a law of life com manded by Altruistic feeling for which there is a supernatural sanction born of God. The work for society in socialism, then, is not to run contrary to the con ditions of progress, but to put competi tion and selection on the right basis by guaranteeing freedom and equality of opportunity. All evolution (chapter IX) is not primarily intellectual or rational but religious, ultra-rational. All together, this is a book thatnoman seeking light on this great question can possibly afford to miss. He ought to have it by him so that he can digest it entirely; for, in matters of such supreme importance, to make a mistake as to the natural, inevitable laws of the evolution of the race would be fetal. Published by MacMillan & Co., New York City. Price $1.75. Bulfinch's Mythology. The Age of Fables, Revised by E. E. Hale. Lee and Shepard have recently publish ed u new edition of the above. The book has been revised and enlarged and is un usually attractive in print, binding and paper. The illustrations are excellent and it goes without saying that the edit ing is all that could be desired. We know of no other book that can in a just sense take the place of this long time standard. It ought to be in every household where there are boys and girls. Parents seldom realize how much their children lose if they fail to get a glimpse of the mythical world of gods and heroes. Children when young live in that world; and to keep them from enjoying it is to leave one part of their character undeveloped. But especially it ought to be at the elbow of every boy or girl who has at tained age enough to be in the higher grades of the grammar schools or in the high school. They cannot get what they should out of their study of history, literature, and the languages without a knowledge of what this book contains. But adults even need a book of this kind, for no one can be a wide and intelligent reader of English literature, to say nothing of any other, without a knowledge of Greek and Roman and Norse mythology. In these days of intense materialism and realism, mythology "and idealism form a healthful correction. Published by Lee & Shepard, Boston. Elder Conklin and Other Stories, by Frank Harris. Is a collection of six stories bound to gether in an attractive manner, with good paper and type. The stories have a true western flavor, and while they differ in style from his, they remind one of Bret Harte. They are intensely real istic and show vividly the awkward strength and pathetic weakness in west ern life. Frank Harris, we take it, is a new writer, but he is a keen observer of life and has a strong grasp. There is a great field for fiction writing in western life, airtf he -who stakes the first elaun can have his choice of material. "Elder Conklin," the first slretcn, is a strong piece of work and is in most re spects the best of the list. ' "The Sheriff and His Partner," shows the finest touches, and indicates, per haps, the greatest ability to delineate those typical western scenes now gone forever. "Gnlmorethe Boss," is so realistic that one can hardly persuade himself that it all did not occur in his own town. Published by MacMillan & Co., New York city. Price, $1.25. Waymarks for Teachers, by Sarah L. Arnold. Nebraska teachers who have listened with so much benefit to Miss Arnold at two State Teachers' Associations will welcome this book. It is the result of her experience and is intended to help the every-day teacher in a very plain, defi nite way to good, every-day teaching. The trouble with so many books for teachers is that they generalize too much and do not come down to particu lars, to the plain, definite "how to do it." Teachers will find especial - help, now much needed, in chapters on Lessons on Plants and Animals, etc. We would, however call particular attention to chapters on Reading, Spelling and Lan guage, and Numbers. Those are the the things, alter an. mat we need to make vigorous with new life. Teachers will do well to own a copy of this book so that they can well digest it. Published by Silver, Burdette & Co., Boston. The North American Review for Jan uary contains a variety of valuable pa pers by prominent writers and leaders, among which are "Problems Before the Western Farmer," by Governor Lewell ing of Kansas, in which he gives the sta tistics of 1890, showing that the farming class of Kansas is being eaten up by an interest bearing debt amounting in the aggregate to nearly $500 per capita, $500 against ererr man, woman and child. Albert D. Vandam writes on "The Influence of the Napoleonic Legend." Hon. Charles Emory Smith, our ex-minister to Russia, writes on, "The Young Czar and his Advisers." The Director of the Mint discusses "The Future of Gold." Mark Twain writes humorously of "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us." Worthing ton C. Ford, Chief of the Bureau of Sta tistics at Washington has a pafter oil "Our Trade With China." "The Military Systems of Europe and America" are compared by Lieutenant-Colonel William Ludlow. "Shall we have Free Ships" is considered by Edward Kemble. "The New Death Duties in England, "are given and discussed by the Earl of Nottingham. Ex-Speaker Reed writes on "Historic Political Upheavals" and there are other articles, notes and comments, chief of which describes "Working Class Tene ments in London." By the way, why should society be divided into workers and shirkers? And why should the work ers beforced to live in crowded tenements, and the shirkers be allowed to live in houses of luxury? The Century for January contains a second installment of the Life of Napo leon; "Wanted A Situation," by Har riet Allen; "Scenes in Canton," by Flor ence O'Driscoll, "The Armor of Old Japan," by M. D. Hunter; "A Lady of New York," by Robert Stewart; a sketch of the painter, Govaert Flinck; "Festi vals in American Colleges for Women," A. A. Wood; an illustrated article on Maxim's new flying machine by the inventor; "Glimpses of Lin coln in War Time," by Noah Brooks; a continuation of Mrs. Burton Harri son's serial, "An Errant Wooing," and of Marion Crawford's "Casa Biaccio," hexiileH poems and topics of the times. A very interesting uiid finely finely illus trated number. o Thk Annals of the American Academy for Januiiry contains "Economics in Ele ment try Schools," by 1'rofesnor Simon N. Pal ten; "The Break-up of the English Party System," by Edward Parritt, Esq.; "Wiener's Natural Value," by Dr. D. i. Green; "Money and Bank Credits in the United States," by H. W. Williams, Esq.: and "How to Save Bi-Metallism," by the Due de Noailles. Besides these leading papers there are four briefer communica tions, two reports of meetings, personal notes and book reviews. The two new departments, containing Notes ou Mu nicipal Government and Sociological Notes, contain much interesting and val uable information. The whole makes up a large volume of 192 pages. Philadel phia; $6 per year. The work of the courts is all the time increasing, and away out of proportion to the increase in population. Four bills have been introduced in the legislature to amend our state constitution to in crease the pay of judges and to add to their number. The three judges provided for by the constitution were two years ago given three associates, doubling their working force, and yet the court is nearly two years behind with its work. Class legislation is what increases the work of the courts. The laws are not being mended so much as murdered by our lawmakers. Almost every Legisla ture and session of Congress leaves us with worse laws than it finds us, as is proved by the increase of crime and liti gation. After a hundred years of law making we ought to have on our statute books perfectly just laws, which would protect the poor, the ignorant, the weak and the unfortunate. The State University needs to have its buildings enlarged to make room for the great number of Nebraska young people who are knocking at its doors. They must not be turned away. Economy is all right but it is not economy to keep Nebraska brains that seek knowledge in ignorance. We trust the Populists mem bers of the legislatureand our first go ver. nor will be in favor of such a bill as will make the State University in room and equipment all that our needs require. We want yon to aotie vary new "ad" in our columns. They are pat there es pecially for your benefit MU8I0 FOB TBE MAESES Our song book, Armageddon, Is what our great Industrial political movement has been long in need of. Its value i recognised and its songs will be the songs of the workers every where, in their homel and the social and political meetings. Tbey alone furnish a very thorough edu. cation in social questions, an education for both heart and bead. We believe no book of any sort placed upon the market' has more tban a fraction of its power to do good at the present time; no bookhas in it so much power to stir the hearts of the people and kindle determination and enthusiasm; no presentation of truth can be made to reach and effect so many Ba the truth that is set to fine music and sang to the people. The Commander-in-chief of the Indus trial Legion of America writes under da ts October 4th, as follows: "Your song book is tbs very best, and fills a long-felt want in the party. It is a song book; it is not machine rot, but genuine high grade words and music. 1 shall issue a circular in a few days and1 recommend it to the Industrial Legion. I congratulate you on your great work The whole country will sing this music if you can reach the people." From the New York Voice we clip ths following notice: Armageddon, TheSongsof the World 'a Workers Who Go Forth to Battle with the Kings and Captains and Mighty Men. By George Howard Gibson. Manilla. ISO pp., 85 cents, $3.60 a dozen. Lin coln, Neb.; The Wealth Makers Publish ing Company. This is a collection of songs for the times, with bright, catchy words and good, stirring music. Among these are: "Get Off the Earth," "We Have the Tariff Yet," "The Taxpayers Settle the Bills," "Battle Hymn of the Workers," "God Save the People," "That Honest Dollar,"' "Hayseed in His Hair," "If I were a Yoice," "A Politieran Here You See," "It Stuck in His Crop," "Sunrise on the Hills," "The Road to Freedom," "A Drowning Cry," "Armageddon," "The Rallying Cry," "The Pauper's Last Smoke," "Only a Penny a Loaf," "Our Line of Defense," "Plenty of Room," "Old Error's Mists are Sweeping By," "American National Hymn," "Jeans Pants a-Comin," "The Money Power Arraigned," "Timothy Hayseed," and many more. AN EXTRAORDINARY OFFER! The Farm Journal of Philadelphia is the leading monthly farm paper of the United States. It is boiled-down, and hits the nail on the bead every time. It has over 200,000 subscribers scattered from Maine to Washington and from Michigan to Texas. It is adapted to farmers' needs in all parts of the United States, and is devoted to stock raising, the orchard, the dairy, the garden, poul try, the household, the boys and girls, etc., etc. It breezy, crisp pages contain as much information in the course of the year as many of the high-priced weeklies: while its earnest, manly tone and bright commonsense way of treating farm mat ters leave a good and lasting taste in one's mouth. The subscription price i 80 cents a year. The publishers of this paper will send the Farm Journal and The Wealth Makers one whole year to very subscrib er, new or old, for only $1,101 This is an extraordinary offer and alt of our subscribers should take ad vantage of it. If your subscription is already paid up to The Wealth Makers, get us a new subscriber and get the Farm Jour nal one year for yourself for 10 cents. It is interest, or, as it used to be term ed, usury, which is ruining the country. It is not alone the interest tribute that we pay on debts contracted which keeps us ground down, but the paying of this interest on tens of thousands of millions (thirty billions) of obligations makes it impossible for us to buy as much out of the market as we sell into the market, and this causes periodic a growing sur plus of goods, falling prices, the throwing out of employment of millions of work ers, underconsumption-, starvation com petition in wages, and ever spreading poverty, degradation and ruin. Govern ment banks would stop interest accumu lations and wealth concentration. There were bread riots in iNewtouna- land last week. All caused by the greed ol the Shylock class. The people borrow ed credit of the banks at high rates of interest till they had nothing left to pay with. Then the banks bursted and all credit ceased, and with it about all work. There is plenty of fish in Newfoundland, but they can't exchange it for otner necessaries of life. Here in Nebraska the neonle are feeding wheat to their hogs. and fish is twelve cents a pound. , Top mnnpw of the countrv must all be retained in the hands of the producers in order for them to be able to buy back in exchange all the wealth they have pro- . .aw B) .J duced, and so keep tneoemana lor gooas equal to the supply, and all regularly at work. The man who does not worK nas no right to money.. And he who worka must receive the money equivalent (com manding no more and no less labor) ol the wealth he creates. Senator allen did a good stroke of work in calling the country's attention to the misuse of public funds to run for private profit the Senate restaurant. Ten thousand a year paid out without warrantor authority of law to Page, besides eight of the best rooms in the capital furnished free of rent and it has been going on that way for 25 years. The world lacks knowledge of what justice requires, justice in the matter ofj e of what matter of of duties,! nges. But J i justice is rights, justice in the matter justice in the making of exchange they who make known what will be hated, maligned and ridiculed by the unjust, and by their hireling tntla.