Mfcit-h 21, 1805.
THE WEALTH MAKERS
IMitor Wi:.i,tii M Ki:it:
I c;i u buy more with it duPar today
than 1 fVT ou'il; or, I rim buy morn
with a d;iyV work lli.in ever before, art
fxprtintiM fuiuiiiiir to everyone. Tliene
mi -leading ami vicious Matcim-nts liuve
fitntrilitltct liitftti. tiiu-nptl fiiwturiiiiiriiimn
1 lie neoiile I lie 1 1 i ' i t i 1 1 " t-nrkp of iirnor-
- j - ri -c,
mire, wliich now stands in the way of
financial reform, than all the arguments
ever produced in favor of less money and
lower prices. The mechanic seem de
lighted when he can buy six pounds ot
liutter for one dollar, where lie could buy
but four poundn for the same money a
few years previous; and the fanner's wife
is pleased to buy twenty yards of muslin
for one dollar, when a few years before
she could buy only ten. Both seem satis
fied with the situation. The man with
'liis one dollar a day can now buy as
much cloth, flour, and other necessaries
ixs be could when his wages were double
what they are at the present time. Just
ho witn the farmer. He exchanges his
crops for as much of the products of the
factories as ever. And wonders why
things don't come around as they used
Somehow the interest on the mortgage
.gets heavier and more difficult to meet;
the days' works become less and less in
demand; by and by the mortgage is fore
closed in spite of harder work and rigid
economy and an increased gross produc
tion. ' On the other hand, the mechanic
is turned into the street. These two vie
jtims of the same cause may chance to
meet, the one going into the city for
work, the other fleeing into the country
for food and shelter. If they would sit
down and consider carefully the situa
tion, as it is declared in the preamble to
the Omaha platform, they would discover
that they were the victims of each other's
ignorance. With a full knowledge of the
situation and unity of voting, the disas
ters which have overtaken them and
millions of their craftsmen might have
Jbeen prevented. They would learn the
(truth, that nothing is cheap that is
nnade so at the expense of another pro
ducer. When the farmer buys any of the
(products of mechanics cheap, they must
expect the mechanics to buy their butter
and eggs cheap. The result of this suici
dal policy is to compel the farmers to
Haiy.icss of the mechanics' products and
the mechanic less butter. This brings
jabout a surplus of products and a sur
plus of cows. The remedy for such a sit
uation is to shut down the factories,
rthrowing the mechanics out of all em
ployment, rendering them incapable of
buying any butter, and the farmer unable
to sell butter at any price.
This is the case at the present time:
starving operatives stand facing the
farmer with his half clad family, bounti
ful harvests and unpaid dc'bts.' The
anoney owner, however, is happy. Where
St took the interest on $1,000 to buy
bread for his family the interest on f ouu
will now more thau do it. All produc
tions sell below the cost of production.
Ifere lies the root of the evil. One class
of producers have been fighting other
firoducers, and the money owners fatten
ing on their disaster.
We want nothing cheap out money.
We want dear products, and dear labor,
inch is only possible where there is an
abundance of money. The power of .money
to oppress through the reduction of the
price of labor and its products is the rul
ing factor in all the distress now seen in
this country. This power comes entirely
through contracting the currency by
taking it from use among the people.
Our national banking system is a green
persimmon, bringing all industries to a
disastrous close. It is ''theabominatiou '
of desolation." It is a tremendous con
fidence game, swamping millions if the
people's deposits by its amazing failures.
It is the basest wildcut system on earth.
While famine is stalking abroad through
several of our states, Nero Cleveland is
urging an enormous issue of bonds.
A. B. Flack.
-Co-operation the Way of Salvation-
tun-on Wealth Makkim:
1 have just reoeived sample copies of
.your paper. Iain, and have been for many
.years, in sympathy with the spirit and
.purposeof your work, and more or less
with the ways and means to accomplish
it. I have also given much freelime, nnd
eome free money, iu this direction, while
I have not now, nor huve not had for
'25 j ears over much confidence that the
reorganization ot human society upon
higher planes and purposes . could come
until after another baptism of blood, far
greater than all we have had before; yet
Vl believe we should all do our best to
wards reformations mid changes for the
rjetterment of humanity. While we may
not succeed in doing much, yet the little
-we- may "accomplish, may 'Ultimately
,prove the seeds, which will give the final
I have examined your plans for a co
operative commerce colony. I sincerely
hope you may succeed in getting those
' together who will stick an 3 woik in i.tr
The Shakers alone, seem so. far to be
the only real success, on communal lines
la 1882 I attended the Oahspe conven
tion in New York, for the parpose of or
ganizing acolony movement. It was the
most harmonious and pleasant gather
ing, I, have everatteuded. Itsaimsand
" purposes were the purest and most uu
.seltisli that has as yet been attempted
by selfish mortals.
One of their chief works was to be the
:ratherinir in of waifs and ornhaiied in
fants, and to bring them up under the
highest and best, mental and spiritual
influences. It was this feature that in
terested me most, as I wished to see how
far bad hereditary environments could
be overcome hy education and pure mir
roiindiugs. The last I heard from this
colony, there were only about a half
dozen left. Human cussedness has so
far been too much for them.
The clearer one seen what the human
oul is, in its nature and attributes as
manifested life, and its relations to Deity,
i the more he will become convinced thai
Lit is not best to form any combinations
and conditions, which hinder, or prevent
the development of the best individuality
'of each person. A true nationalism will
.yet le developed which will jtive all the
inecessary benefits of live and let live co
operatiou, and at thesametime promote
htf most perfect individual development.
At one time, had Houie hopes that
our Tanm-i Aihiitn-e movement uou'-l
tiiluii.V lead to this, n'l i ;"X to ( (t- ini
t.cai Uiiiilii iliiii. ini limn. Tin- ti'int'ir.
who were hi the pay ot the farmer'. rob
bers and eiietM''M prevented this, together
with other iuHueiicet.
Your correspondent T. A. Iiiiinhue in
Dec. th issue, in on tiie riy lit track in ad
vising "dealing directly wit h each other."
I'p to 187"2 my energies and thoiiiihts,
life and love were devoted to active busi
ness, oouseqiienijy I knew but little about
farming or of the wants of farmers. Ill
health couielleil me to give up all busi
ness, so that since 1 !7i! 1 have been veg
etating and thinking, on a Virginia farm,
with nearly nil my proierty interests
therein. My past bus uess training and
exjierience, soon led me to see, not only
where the farmers were at, but also where
they would be ut in the future, if theydid
not unite and co-operate for material,
mental and moral salvation.
Iu 1873 1 formulated a plan which
covered afl the practical points made by
tho Alliance, with several more they did
not dream of, which are absolutely neces
sary for success. I tried to get the lead
ers of the farmers national convention
held at Chicago iu 1873 to take the mat
But my plans and ideas were bo far in
ad vauce of theirs, which only reached out
for place, power and plunder, they were
inclined to think me crazy.
Iu 1889, 1 sent to Evan Jones, presi
dent of the Alliance, an outline of the
plan, covering work the Alliance should
do at their iSt. Louis meeting. But a
Judas gang got control, put Air. Jones
out, and bulldozed a crazy scheme
through, aud opposed nil the most im
portant and practical measures offered.
My plan for co-operative exchanges
was based upon well tried, and sound
business principles. It would not only
bring the producers and consumers to
gether for the mutual good of both, but
would also do for the farmers and manu
facturing producers the work the N. Y.
Clearing House does for the banks,whicli
enables a small amount of actual money
to do a very large part of the business
exchanges. $3,000,000 to $5,000,000
of money answers to do over $100,000,
000 of daily business.
7'he way, is simple, plain aud practical,
and if the people would truly unite, and
truly stick, salvation would truly come.
But here is the rnb they wont truly
stick, and many will not even unite and
try. Besides this, t he unthinking masses
are so easily deceived and misled, by
traitors and honest enthusiasts, lunatics
and liars. Even fairly intelligent men are
often sadly misled by half truths, soph
istries and lies. It is said figures wont
lie, yet they are made to do the biggest
kind of lying. Even truth itself is made
to lie like pirates.
In 1890, a circular was distributed
among Alliance men, which gave on one
side the list prices of agricultural imple
ments made by a Michigan Co. On the
other side the prices they sold the same
articles at to exporters. Both correct
on their face, yet were tirade to lie, only
as political tricksters know how to make
lies, to shame the devil. It said the list
prices which were about 45perceut. more
than the Exporting, the farmer had to
pay, while the South America farmers
got them at exporting prices. Both state
ments are talse. 1 told the Democratic
Alliance man who was distributing these
circulars, that I would bind myself to
supply our V a. farmers, if they would
combine their orders, the same imple
ments 10 to 25 per cent less than the ex
porting prices. As a matter of fact the
farmers in South America have to pay
double the exporting prices. Two to
four profits are made before they get the
Much cant and nonsense, lies and hum
bug, have been advanced about the
tariff, yet the farmers have been fobbed
of $100 by patent monopolies for $5
from custom duties, for which they sel
dom squeal. Any one should be per
mitted to manufacture a patented article
or print a book, by paying the inventor
oc author, a 10 percent, royalty. This
would prevent patent monopolies, ami
at the same time give the inventors of
useful articles better nverage remunera
tion than they now get.
K I could afford to pay my own ex
penses to travel through I lie great West
and lecture free to the farmers on co-operation
as the only way ot salvation
I would do so. If you wish it. I will try
and write a series of articles. 1 much
prefer however to talk face to face two
or three hours, than to wrileten minutes.
lknowXhe farmers have the power to
settle the whole financial, political and
business muddle, for the greatest good
to the greatest number.
I also know, that the ways and means
to do this, are just aud honest, plain aud
Without the Mandatory petition and
Referendum the .people cannot get full
salvation. W. M. Evans.
Amherst Va., Feb. 25, 1895.
A New Reform Organization
Ei.'hkk A SiMiiNus, Ark., Mar. 9, '95.
Editor Wkalt'I Makkks:
For causes too well known there is an
unrest ainougst the people, and all kinds
of movements are on foot; and this is
esiecially true iu the two old parties. We
see them hopelessly divided iu congress
upon the financial question. Thf Peo
ple's party has as yet made less progress
in the South, and some of the reasons
were the laws under wliich they live
having been made for the purpose of
keeping the Democratic party in power.
But the main reason is the lack of organi
zation. But the people are being slowly
educated. One reason amongst others
why they are not organized is the poverty
of t he laboring class and those who till
the soil. While wheat was 40 cents per
bushel and cotton four and a half cents
per pound the farmer could scarcely live,
for it took 2 bushels of wheat to buy a
pair of onedollar pantsand one hundred
pounds of lint cotton to buy a common
coat, and at this rate he had to supply
his family, pay his taxes, etc. Then when
somebody said, ''You ought to become a
member of this or that organization,"
the answer would be: ''The meivliant
had a mortgage on my crop; he took it
all. I am still iu debt, for cotton was so
low I fell behind and 1 really have not
had 25 cents in six months. I would
like to become a member but I have not
anything to pay to join with, and 1 can
not puy dues." Then again organiza
tions have existed, but here and there a
member got behind with his dues, con
sidered himself in debt, and he remained
away. And then no organization re
mained intact and IherjnisehiisiiiifT.'ivii
Rut some ot our pconle are not i-I.e,
The.v have ciifim.lere.i ail these hi.tl l-rs,
and Hiiot her organization is in existence,
ami i growing rapidly, to-wii:
lb l'nit-d Aiwtlr.in t'ut,t!tiit!ritii
I'lotltfihmiil lis name says "united,"
because it wants to unite nil into one or
ganization and under one flag. It says
"American," because it believes in Amer
ican ideas, It ways "Constit lit ional," be
cause the organisation wants the people
to return to the first principles, and to
the good old days of the lathers of the
It is purely a political organization
aud has adopted every plank of the
One clause in the constitution provides
"Knowing the oppressed condition of
those who labor, and the impoverished
condition of those that till the soil, no
dues shall be demanded as a condition
for membership or a continuation there
at, but the life of this organization aud
the advancement of thecau.se shall de
pend upon the prosperity and generosity
of its members and frieuds."
This organization has a grand council
a legislutivedepartment aud subordinate
councils. All officers are elected.
The frieuds and members of this organ
ization say all churches of every kind live
oiid thrive iu this way, why not this'" If
a member has money he comes and is
welcome, and those who can contribute
do so voluntarily and it is going aud
doing splendidly. Moreauon.
What More Money Would Do.
y WEDKBi'Rii, Neb., Feb. 21, 1895.
Editor Wealth Makers:
I am a Populist and believe that an in
crease of money circulation would bring
about better times. But I found in Matt
Sterup's letter, published iu the lust issue
of your paper, something that set me a
thiukiug with the result that I now doubt
if plentiness of money would help the
fanners to pay off their debts. It is
obvious that, il the circulation were in
creased 100 percent, the value of every
thing would also increase 100 per cent.
The farmer who is in possession of a farm
when the increase comes on, would un
doubtedly prosper, but how about the
one who is going to buy some land at
the reduced price. Notwithstaadiug that
his debt-paying power is doubled, it,
would still take him as long time to pay
for the laud as under the old condition,
the price of the land being double that
before. Thus 1 cannot see that he would
be more able to get a home.
The only way,-1 perceive, that an in
creased circulation would benefit the
farmers is, that the plentiness of money
would set several new industries a run
ning and thuslesseu the couietitioii in
agricultural pursuits. But I think, that
by removing all undue influences, that
are now bearing down upon the indus
stries, as monopolies and similar impedi
ments, so the laws of supply and demand
alone would regulate prices, the present
evil could be cured without an increase of
circulation. Abolishment of the preseut
banking system aud issue of direct gov
ernment notes, government monopoliza
tion of railroads and other private
I'l'-ii.-jiolies, aud perhaps establishment
of government savings banks, would I
think effect the desired change for better.
Concerning the equal distribution of
land I think it impracticable, or if practi
cable injurious to the progress of the
people. It would surely bring us back to
the same station with the half civilized
people of the hot regions.
Whatever may be the means used I sin
cerly hope for a speedy change to better
times. C. A. Nklsox:
A Trip Through Oklahoma
Oklahoma, the Indian word for beauti
A trip through the"beautiful land" of
the Indians. Its marvelous growth, pro
ductiveness and advantages.
I'lion mv departure from Nebraska in
January a great many of my old friends
asked me to write them my impressions
of the new country of Okluhoma, und as
Thk Wealth Makkhs goes into the
homes of so many of my friends I ask the
kind .indulgence pf the editor for space so
this oue letter will suffice for all.
The last two years in Nebraska have
been disheartening to the thousands of
wealth-producers of the state and many
have gone to start anew iu some more
favored spot, while thousunds more are
iu tending to follow them in the near
It is a poor plan for men to pick upand
move without a personal investigation
of the country to which they think of
moving. It is expensive work hunting
a home in a covered wagou encumbered
with a family, and I realize also that it is ex
pensive spending money on trains and at
hotels. If men knew about what country
would meet their tastes and suit their
occupations perhaps no better plan could
be devised than ranking an exploring trip
with team, if not too faraway. I want
to offer one word of advice to all men
when looking for new homes make haste
slowly. Do not be in too much of a
hurry. Afteryou have found something
that seems to nearly suit yon, look a
little farther. Compare advantages and
prices. Consider all the surroundings
and advantages. It is easier to get the
right pluce first than to change after
wards. It usually pays to rent the first
year after you have found a locality that
seems to suit you. A year's observation
with eyes and ears wide open will often
pay a large profit.
To me Oklahoma was one series of won
ders. Such marvelous growth I uever
beheld. I had seen parts of Nebraska
settled and improved, yet nowhere had 1
seen such substantial growth made in
ten years as I found had been made there
in one. Tow ns of one to five thousand
population along each line of railroad,
and in several instances8 notably Enid
and North Enid, Pond Creek und Jeffer
son rival towns only a. couple of miles
The Cherokee strip, opened in the fall
of 1893, has a family on each quarter
section except iu the western part. There
For a Cold to Run into Bron
chitis or Pneumonia.
Check it at Once
"Early in tlie Winter, I took a
severe cold which developed into
an obstinate, hacking cotigli,
very painful to endure liial
troubling me day and night, for
nine weens, in spite of numerous
remedies. Ayer's Cherry lVc
toral beiinr recommended me, I
began to take it. and inside of 24"
hours, I wan relieved of the
tickling in my throat. Before I
finished the lsittle, my cough
was nearly gone. 1 cannot speak
too liighlv of its excellence."
Mrs. K. liosm, Eaton, Ohio.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral o
Received Highest Awards g
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR Of
good govern meat claims may till be had,
but for purely agricultural purposes the
rainfall is, perhaps, not sufficient for the
development of a prosperous fanning
country, but it is at least thestnckinan's
paradise. For small grain raising all
but the extreme western iortiou may
prove fairly good, while the central and
eastern portions 1 do not believe can be
excelled. For corn growing I have seri
ous doubts of the reliability of auy of the
"strip" except the extreme eastern purr.
It has had no fair test yet, as last year
was the first farming done there. Last
year was dry over the entire west, and
perhaps so new a country should not be
too harshly judged by this unfair test.
In old Oklahoma, settled about tiveyears
since, it is not so much an experiment.
In southern aud eastern parts while
wheat seems to be the staple crop yet
corn has doue fairly well, on the river
and creek bottoms, exceedingly well. On
the South Canadian bottoms 1 saw
thousands of busheis of as tine corn as I
ever saw in southeastern Nebraska, not
only on the bottoms but also on the
high plains, while the oldest settlers told
me that last season was the dryest they
had ever seen. Oue candid appearing
man on the Canadian toid me that he
had lived and farmed there among the
Indians for eleven years, and for the
eleven years a careful measurement of
the land and corn (rave him an average
yield of fifty-one bushels ir acre, aud
from his crib 1894 crop. I brought
with me as fine corn as I have ever seen
in any country. From where 1 began
my Investigations of both the Canadian
rivers toward the east the reports of
the growth and yield of corn became
more and more flattering. From all 1
could learn during a brief trip in the win
ter season 1 am firmly con viuced that for
corn growing southern and eastern Ok
lahoma river bottoms are as good as
those of southeastern Nebraska, and
that is saving a good deal.
In the Cherokee strip fall wheat has
gone through the winter in good condi
tion and it is estimated that 525 per cent,
of the entire country is iu wheat at the
end of the first year.
Hennessey, the first station on the
Rock Island, exjiorted last fall over one
million bushels ofthe fiiett quality ot
fall wheat pretty good for a siugle sta
tion in n dry year.
Mr. Neal, near Oklahoma City, raised
in forty-nine and one-tenth bushels
per acre trout wliich was made the first
premium Hour at the World's Fair and
three pounds per bushel more than the
world's best previous record, which was
at the Pillsbury millsin Minneapolis Iroin
hand picked wheat, while this was from
Near the same place Mr. Downing
raised 110 bushels oats per acre, while
Mr. Forbiu raised 114. Mr. Downing is
also a lame corn raiser who has raised
100 bushels tier acre.
I saw oats of last year's crop that
weighed forty-two pounds struck meas
Oklahoma is going to astonish the
world as a grape coutitry. In every
county I visited thereort8of thegrowth
and yield of gram's was astonishing.
Peaches bear at two years olil and at
three or four years furnish an abundance
for fatmly use, I took measurements of
tieach treescomiiig five yearsold, twentv
two inches iu circumference, and was told
of others twenty-six inches and whole or
chards that averaged twenty inches. I
measured apple and cherry trees tf tle
same age sixteen niches in circumference,
Jones and Son, farmers at Thurston P.
()., have eighty acres of flue, thrifty,
healthy, peach trees.
I saw apple trees one year, budded,
seveu feet in height Hooker seedlings.
In all southern Oklahoma timber is
very abundant and of fair quality.
Lands range in price from a few dollars
to fifty dollars per acre. There areother
Indian reservations to lie opened to set
tlement in the next few years, as fine as
the best that have been opened. I know
of ho new country offering so great in
ducements to those in search of homes.
Winters are very short and mild, and
farming can usually be done all the year.
(Juitea number of the towns are sup
plied with electric lights, city water
works and are putting on metropolitan
airs generally. Outline and Oklahoma
City have over ten thousand population
each, fine three story brick business
blocks, maguilieent school building and
genuine western push and enterprise. I
would say to anyone thinking of chang
ing locations investigate the advantages
Oklahoma offers. C. l. Suuadeu.
The Baltimore Plan,
now practically endorsed by President Cleveland, is attracting
universal attention because it is based on the evident fact that
the currency and banking systems of the country must be re
formed. liut is the Baltimore plan a reform? It gives the associated
banks the power to expand the currency and relieve the country.
It also gives them the power to contract it at will and create
universal distress for their own private gain.
It puts the credit of the government behind every bank note.
It donates all but half of one per cent of the profit on the note
issue to the banks, and it leaves plenty of opportunities for a
Napoleon of Finance to wreck a bank and leave the government
to pay the notes.
It leaves the banks free to demand the highest interest that
the several states will allow, and affords no relief to farmers and
business men of moderate capital.
Contrast with this
The Hill Banking System.
In "Money Found," an exceedingly valuable and instructive
book published by Charles H. Kerr & Company of Chicago, and
for sale at the office of this paper at 25 cents, Hon. Thos. E.
Hill proposes that the government open its own bank in every
large town or county seat in the United States, pay 3 per cent
on long time deposits, receive deposits subject to check without
interest, and loan money at the uniform rate of 4 per cent to
every one offering security worth double the amount of the loan.
This plan is not an expense to the government, but a source of
It; secures the government amply, which . the Baltimore plan
It relieves the distress of the common people, which the Bal
timore plan does not.
It protects not only note-holders but depositors, who arc un
secured now and under the Baltimore plan would be still
worse off. ..
In a word, the Baltimore plan is in the interest of the bankers,
the Hill Banking System is in the interest of the people.
Consider them both, and ask your congressman to vote for the
One you believe in.
And send us 25c, immediately for the book. "Money Found"
has no equal in its line. Address,
Wealth Makers Pub. Co.,
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lor secoud $1,000 in the Cy
clone Department. Same t n
Mutual Fire, Lightning and Cyclone Ins. Co.
Orer 630,O0O insured. HaTe paid I630.0O in Losses. Ha
bad but one assessment. 10c. per 100.00.
Who Wants a Good Thing?
' . 1 In a small tawn not far from Llncab.
I HAVE a nice clean salable stock of hardware of about $2,300.00 no trmding
stock. Sales from f 8,000.00 to $10,000.00 per year. My profits last yea
were about $1,500.00. Store room on corner rents for $10.00 per month,
28x78, ample side rooms, etreet frontage 50 feet, best location in town; tributary
trade large and good; like buying a jrold dollar ii anyone is wanting a hardware,
location; part cash, part on time. Must sell.
It will pay you to tee or write to me.
1120 M St., Lincoln, Neb.
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selling a limited number equipped with an independent and permanent irriga
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these 160 acre farms are wiling is merely about what the ten acres and irrigation
plant are worth.
Before buying a farm investigate this. Special terms mads Car Celonies. Call
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