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VOL. VI. SO MOVES THE WORLD. 'We sleep and wake and sleep, bat all things move; The Snn (lies forward to bis brother Son ; The dark Earth follown, wheeled In ber ellipse; And human things, returning on themselves, JUove onward, leading up the golden year." Business is said to be improving. The Illinois House last week passed the labor arbitration bill. California shipped during 1894 87,626 carloads of green and dried deciduous fruits. The Standard Oil Company has reaped millions by the rise in oil prices during tne last few weeks. The blind, door and sash dealers have again combined in a trust, and are back ed by $20,000,000. - There is a rumor that the Pullman and the Wagner Falace Car Companies are about to be consolidated. What is called the slums in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore, contain 582, UUO population. It is reported that Dr. Nansen, a Nor- wegian scientist, has reached the North Pole, and that it is situated on a chain of mountains. We have had a silver league (American Bi-metallic) for some time, and now there is to be an anti-silver league. It will be organized in Chicago May 17. The new Standard Telephone company. it is reported, will put the price down to JJ d.uu per montn to business firms and $2.00 a month to private householdsv Three suicides were reported in Chicago as occurring in that city Monday night and Tuesday morning of last week. Shooting, hanging and throat cutting were the methods. An electric mail box has been invented which signals the box proprietor when ever a letter is dropped into it. The box may be placed in the same electric current with a call bell. Mrs. Willie K. Vanderbilt got a divorce . the 6th of last month and now is married) again, this time to Perry Belmont, the New York agent of the Rothschilds. Fine examples of decency these millionaires set. ' . Coin now has a rival. It is entitled Cash and Coin, and is published in a 25 cent edition by Charles H. Kerr & Co., of Chicago. Edward Wisner, editor of the Munroe, La., , Evening News, is the author. Judge S. P. McConnell, president of the Chicago Iroquois Club, finding that his public stand in favor of free silver at 16 to I was not agreeable to a majority of the club, has resigned. He is severely criticised by his friends. The electric roads are running out the eteam railroads in the east, where towns a r iioqp aanli rrian an1 4-lisi n u u"-i -uvii VVNKl UiAU LUC U 11 LI J thickly settled. The electric trolley lines are Ix-ing put in on the highways to con nect town with town, some lines running through several towns, and with much less expenses they can reduce fares and bent the steam roads. But 'the courts are coming to the rescue of the steam railroad companies, and forbidding elec tric lines to use country roads free. Will Dodge the Question j Chauucey M.Depewhas been in Chicago tins week and m a secret interview de clares Jus opinion that silver will not be a prominent issue in the next campaign. It is not mentioned in the east, not dis cussed in the papers, nor talked about in the clubs, hence he believes 99 per cent of the people in the east are in favor of the gold standard. When asked if there was nothing ominous in the attitude of the west and douth and if they might not unite and make this one issue he said: "Not a bit. The situation does not alarm the eastern people a particle. I do not wish to be bigoted in reviewing the situation, because I know that in the eouth the sentiment is very nearly unani mous for adopting the silver basis. And the west also clamors for the same end. But it remains true that the east doesn't attach importance to the fact, nor do onr people expect any serious step to ward the change. "Both the old parties will dodge free coinage in the platforms of 1896. The Democrats will have to make a stagger at endorsing it in order to hold old Dem ocratic states, just as they did in the last campaign. But it will not be anything consequential, as it has proved with this administration. The Republicans will steer clear of the question. Either party it is safe to say, will only treat the mat ter so." What a nice thing it would be for the old parties if the Populist party could be sidetracked onto the narrow-gauge short line, Bimetallism! They will adopt that political principle themselves reasonably loon through stress of circumstances, and then the rails and ties and equip ments of the shortline will be offered for tale under the hammer with few bidders. Antelope Tribune (Proh.) It is related that Parson Brownlowused to say, that as soon as be reached Wash ington he Celt like stealing something. Suess there's too much of the "practical lide" of politics always rubbing up so elose that even good men get their heads turned. Chicago Express. NEURALGIA cured rim. "One cent . doe SECRETARY MORTON'S INQUIRY Thinks There la a Ring to Pat Up the Prices of Beef. Washington, April 17. Secretary Mor ton has been inquiring into the prices of beef and has reached the conclusion that the packers are in a combine. The Presi dent takes a hearty interest in the in vestigation and has urged Mr. Morton to exhaust his department if necessary to get at the reasons for the rise. The sec retary was in his office after the cabinet meeting yesterday, studying beef, and said: "If anything is done to bring relief from beef extortions now going forward the papers will have to do it. The John Sherman anti-trust law will neither pun ish nor protect. We have gone all through it with a lantern and it was made to be invaded and gone about There is nothing now but the whip of public opinion. "I want to find where the tremendous profit on beef lodges." Who gets the rise? That's the question. I believe a beef combine exists, and from what 1 have al ready learned it would seem as if it was getting every cent there is m this recen go up in beef prices. The seller that the live-stock owner isn't getting it. 1 he rise in the price of live beef on foot has only been from f 1 to $1.30 a hun area pounas aunng tne year. A year ago f a was tne nigh ngure,now it's f 6.30, with most of the sales at $6. In esti mating beef profits to the slaughterer one need not pass over the bide, hair, horns and hoofs. There is not an ounce of the live animal which in one guise or another does not briug every penny the slaughterer paid for it on foot. "As I said, my belief is that a beef ring exists among tue Dig slaughterers. The difficulty lies in preventing it. I do not believe the live cattle seller makes the big ni. ii- , i i , . jiroui. lit uiaKt's tiuoui $ j. a nunored $ 10 on a thousand-pound steer. Nor do 1 see, as far as investigation has cone that the retail butcher is making it, but I want to be sure. If we can ouce lodge tne prone, ioiiow it into somebodv'i pocket for good, that somebody is the beef rogue. Sure it is that the consum ing public, to state it fairly and strike an average, is being swindled daily at least 10 per cent on every pound of high-grade beef consumed. "As I looked over the markets of the country I find that where the beef com bine has the best control the retail prices have been forced the highest, and that nas led me to order special inquiries in California. I want to see how San Fran Cisco's retail prices stand, and compare tnem witnwew loric. Aly belief is that the beet kings have little or no foothold in San Francisco. I recollect that a few years ago Peter Her, a distiller, of Omaha, with the Nelson Morris Company, under took to arrange stockyards and abat toirs and go into the dressed beef indus try in San Francisco. My impression is that they did not succeed very well. The local slaughterers were too strong for them, and they" never got anything bet ter man a cnance at lair competition in San Jtrancisco. That's why I want Call fornia figures. I think they will help this story and point out the wrong we're looking for. ' "Not only as I look into the business does it look as if the cattle sellers and the beef consumers were being beaten by a combination, but it has the appearance of a beat on the railroads, too. These big killers and packers have their own refrigerator car system, owning theirown rolling stock. This enables them to force the railroads to lowest possible figures for the transportation. The fact is that right now the cost of hauling dressed beef is the lowest in the history of the world. These beef magnates have got the railroads on their knees as well as everybody else." Chicago Times Herald. The Cost or Charity Molasses . , Hazard, Neb. April 11, 1895. Editor Wealth Makers: Yesterday was distribution in Hazard and after driving my team to Litchfield, nine miles, I heard of the distribution. I side-tracked my team to get a slice for the inner man and team of the two hun dred thousand given byihestate. When I got there I found a hogshead of Nigger heel molasses. That being all they had. It was leaking badly. Perhaps a gallon on the floor and no way to save it. I was told my share would be one gallon. I run around, got a jug; then I was told that I must sign an oath and get two freeholders to swear with me. I said I would take the paper and fill it out. I was told that the esquire must fill it out and swear me and my witnesses who was miles away. You see I would have to go and get my witnesses, which would take a dav. then pay 25 cents each; three days work Inst; all for one gallon of New Orleans mo lasses. O glorious state of red tapel Three cheers for Nebraska! . Who cares for expenses? Be sure and supply your toilet with a bottle of Ayer'e Hair Vigor. It keeps the hair soft and glossy, and the scalp cool and clean. Good employment for evervbodv. Rem "Money Found." Foj sale at this office. Send 25c LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1895. Concerning Those Resolutions j Birch, Neb., April 10,1895.! Editor Wealth Makers: Bryant resolutions all right. No f usiqn here. Stick to the Omaha platform. Yours for victory, t Frank Birch. Arborville, Neb., April 12. 1895.! Editor Wealth Makers: i The Independents of Arborville heartily endorse the resolutions printed iu Tijk Wealth Makers of March 28, on which you ask for postal correspondence. They suit us exactly and nothing else will do. G. W. Bingham,) Odell, Neb., April 17, 1895, Editor Wealth Makers: ' The Bryant resolutions and the Omaha platform and no fusion for me. We have a party of our own, let's stick to our principles and survive or perish with them. Ed. Arnold, Grand Rapids, Neb., April 18, '95. Editor Wealth Makers: J. M. Quick says, "if there is any going back on the principles of the Omaha plat form count me-out." Count me out Quick too, for I fully endorse all the Elanks in that instrument and will stand y it to the last ditch. No fusion in mine if you please. It, K. Cosnek. " Juniata, Neb., April 22, '95. Editor Wealth" Makers: ; In response to your request of March 28th, I give my view an the subject. Al though I am an old saldier the Omaha platform is good enough for me. No one plank forme. I stand on the whole plat orm. No fusion in mine. I stand in the middle of the road and to give equal rights to all men. Yours for right. Albert Mechan. t . , , Hartinoton, Neb., April 18, '95: Editor Wealth Makers: - I heartily endorse the resolutions intro duced by J udge Bryant,every one of them, even including the discaided 6th. No true Populist can do otherwise. What pleases me as much as anything else is, Mr. Bryant's change of front since last fall. As Brother Jasper once said, "the world do move." Chas. Pliimleigh, Chairman precinct 12. Cedar countv. leurasKa. Gothenburg, Neb., April 20, '95. Editor Wealth Makers: ' Find enclosed 25 cents due for my sub scription.- I am in the drouth-stricken district. Have not raised anything for two years. Would say that there is one thing, and that is, I don't want the In dependent party to fuse with either old party. That hurt our ticket last fall. We should see that our ticket is not mixed up with either old party. If any body is a Pooulist let him deny the old party; if not let him remain filthy still. G. Ii. Campbell. Ohiowa, Neb., April 15, 1895. Editor Wealth Makers: Enclosed find one dollar for one year's subscription for The Wealth Makers. 1 like the stand you take on the silver question and the Omaha platform. The Independent party is the party that brought out the finance and silver ques tions, and now the old parties would like to claim or steal them as they do every thing they can. I say, stand by our platform. It is right and it will win without fusion. M. F. Garrison. Bingham, Neb., April 17, '95. Editor Wealth Makers: In answer to your call for a vote on the question of fusion, please record my un qualified no! I do not think we are ready for that kind of suicide yet. Let our brethren review the history of the green back party. See how they destroyed the confidence of the best element by such un holy unions. Let us build only with the best material and the structure will be of value and use to the dwellers. With your permission, I wish to be heard farther next week. Yours, not for office, but for emancipation. It. Lee Hamon. Endicott, Neb., April 14, 1895. Editor Wealth Makers: I believe my subscription to Thb Wealth Marers expired in January, in closed please find 50 cents. You have made a gallant fight which entitles you to the respect of all honest citizens of the state. I am glad the people responded to your postal request so promptly. I am squarely on the Omaha platform; have fought fusion as I would a pestilence. J. Bryan is an instrument used by plutocracy to disrupt us. lours truly, J. P. Batten. The Big Fonr The National Watchman terms the Topeka Advocate, Nonconformist, Tub Wealth Makers and Farmers Tribune the "Big Four," and the Noncon retorts by calling it the "Little One." Farmers Tribune. From a Brown County Leader Ainsworth, Neb., April 15, 1895. Editor Wealth Makers: It sometimes makes one heartsick to see the "wabbling" of our friends in the party when the siren song of the enemy is heard. Here we have made a good healthy growth since the Omaha plat form was duly made after deliberation, ind yet a number want to cut and dissect it untii the very fathers of it would have to advertise to find it. I am losing pa tieuce with this mistaken zeal. The party may skip the track, but it must go with out me, as did that mountebank of an older party, years ago, I can afford to stay by the principles, but , not one step, from the will any party lead me. Let it be understood that the men who stood for Peter Cooper in 1876, have withstood all the various ingenious methods adopted by our common enemy and their abettors ever since, and they do not propose to be tricked by a nause ous dose of "silver" or any other quack ery. Stand by the platform though the heavens fall down upon you. No fusionl No trimming of the platform at the be hest of bi-metallic politicians: No devia tion because the leader's palms may have been itching! No faltering! No diminu tion of zeal in the work because "it is just after election!" No trades! No hesitation in1 denouncing errors in the leaders, the rank and nit , or the course of the party. Nothing but a straight and fair course towards tho realization of the cherished goal. Yes, the leaven of education is working well and while it may be a trifle slow, it will be "gitting tliar. W. F. Bryant's resolutions are all right. Let us stand in solid phalanx for tnem. Kobert Wilbkbt, Member C. C, of Brown county, A Popnlist Leaders Wise Words Holdrege, Neb., July 15, 1895. Editor Wealth Makers: " ' ! it wouia appear mat tnis is a very good time for Populists to 'keep steady nerve and quietly, but persistently, ad vocate the principles as enunciated by the Omaha platform. It is a time when wise counsel should be heeded and cool judgment prevail. It is a time when feverish excitement, caused by the allur- ing promise or the dazzling prospect of victory to be gained by renouncing two of our cardinal principles and following after false gods, should be calmed into resolute will. Victory would be dearly bought by such a sacrifice of principle, I he Populists are honestly striving to better the condition of the American peo pie, ana nave no mercenary object in view. The bitter experiences of the past are certainly a lamp, sufficiently light, to guide our teet into the future. Entang ling alliances may have caused victory to perch upon our banner for a season in the past, but more frequently has it ended in ignominious defeat. At the present time internecine strife is raging within the camps of our oppo- nets, ana win continue with increasing mry as time goes on. The ropulists should oe interested spectators, but not active participants in the strife. The time is coming, and from all appearances is not far distant, when there will be a coalition of the forces in the camps of our opponents, whose selfish interests are arrayed against the interests of the peo ple, as a whole. Such a coalition should be fearlessly met, bravely resisted and forced to utter rout, by the Populists. Permit me. sir. to thank you for fear lessly and manfully opposing any muti lation ol the Omaha platform. Yours truly, E. P. Montgomery, (Co. Supt. Phelps County.) 1 oo Old for Her. George L. Dingman of Hastings, a veteran of the late war. is mourning the departure of his wife. She left home the other morning with the avowed intention of never returning. The old gentleman evidently considers her a woman of her word! with th exception of her marriage vow to stay by him nntil death, as he has made arrangements to rent his house and says he will apply for admission to the soldiers' home at flranH Island He has passed the age of keeping bachelor s quarters with any degree of comfort. She was his second wife, some twenty years his junior, and her marriage to him was also matrimonial venture. A Cruel Hnaband. Mrs. John Wolfe of Omaha was badlv beaten by her husband a day or two ago because she used some money which she had earned for a new spring dress. Wolfe returned home and found his wife sewing. He became angry, knocked her down and then kicked her in the abdomen. He left her lying on the floor in a senseles condition. Where she remained for about an hour. Neighbors finally came to her rescue. Her internal injuries are quite serious and the outlook for recovery is ncf Very favorable. Physicians consider Ay er's Sarsaparilla the most reliable blood medicine ever discovered. SCRIBES AND PHARISEE Ban Francisco Ministers Agitated Over Dr- Herron's doming .,' MB. JAMES 0. OLAEK, TEE POET, Sends The W?Hh Makers a Full Re port and Sharply Criticises the Critics , Dr. Herron and Applied Christianity James G. Clark on Dr. Brown's Criticism It seems that the wave of "Applied Christianity" now preceding the advent of Dr. Herron of Grinnell college, Iowa, is likely to meet a counter wave from the Pacific coast. Dr. CO. Brown, pastor of the First Congregational church, San Francfsco read a paper before the Congregational club of that city on Monday, March 25th in which the absence of the Christ-spirit and the presence of economic and socio logical ignorance are equally apparent jiev. irown does not hesitate to say some very severe and sarcastic things of his brother in the Lord, but he is evi dently very much opposed to giving Dr, Herron an opportunity to use the same free speech before the same audience in defense of bis motives and the course ho so ably represents. , Of course Dr. Brown accuses Dr, Hen ron of "socialism and anarchism" in the same phrase, showing that he is ignorant of the real meaning of either term, as a man can no more be both "socialist and anarchist" than he can simultaneously ndo two horses running in opposite di rections. ''' The following verbatim quotations will give the reader a fair idoa of Dr. Brown if not of Dr. Herron: "In bis apology it is said that his rhetoric is accountable for all the objectionable passages in his books. No! When he pleads for the over throw of institutions, that is what he means. When he says that possessors of wealth prey upon society, that is what he means. When he Bays the people ought to assume control of the instru ments of production, that is what he means. - ' ". "He is an anarchist, but he does not believe in dynamite. Yet his 'teachings nave great weight, tie has but to touch the button and the mob will do the rest. Judged by the ordinary laws of human speech, the man who says such things who repeats them in lectures and prints them in books is a menace to public order. . . me danger of such morals is not lessened by the pious cant of the drama or the solem n role of the prophet." I Why not stone him, Brother Brown. as your class used to do in the days of the martyr Stephen? Or perhaps vou would prefer that the federal judges should sentence him for "contempt," or the f mkertons or militia shoot him, and in that case you might do your part by "holding the clothes" of the champions oi "law ana order.") 1 But listen once more to Rev. Brown: "The sand lots and the wild monthimra of Dennis Kearney are well remembered. But Dennis Kearney never said anything worse than that interest is robberv. that institutions are despots, that property owners prey upon society, and that the people ought immediately to assume control of the instrumentsof production jfennis Kearney is still here to give hearty welcome to the man who comes with such words." To the credit of the club it mav be said tnat ltev. urown did not have things all his own way. Among those who answer ed the divine pugilist who closed by a threat to secede from the club "rather than seem to endorse George D. Herron" were Rev. Dr. Cote, Rev. Joseph Rollins and Rev. Mr. Rominger. who scouted the idea of classing Dr. Herron with anarch ists, and added: "If the church is on the wrong basis let heaven shake it down. Beeclier, Briggs and Brooks all under went criticism. The spirit manifested in the paper today is plavinsr into the hands of infidels. The treatment of Briggs by the Presbyterians made more infidels than a hundred Ingersolls would have done." Rev. Dr. Gilbert Dexter very sensibly remarked: "Are we afraid of the shadow of Herron? Mercy! give the man a chance to speak and if he is wrong try to correct him." Rev. John Kimball was evidently non committal, for he simply said: "I have nothing further to say than this, that young Professor Herron is getting avast amount oi advertising." Rev. Dr. French said: "I have read Herron's works and have been helped by them, and consider Dr. Brown's criticism unjust and uncalled for and unchristian.' Dr. McLean was not inclined to en dorse Herron but "regarded Dr. Brown's paper a trifle too pronounced" and ex pressed surprise at hearing Herron pro nounced as the embodiment of conceit. Rev. Mr. Henderson said: "As a piece of satire the paper is a de cided success. If Herron is unreliable as Dr. Brown has been unfair I will 'take to the woods.' NO. 46 Rev. Mr. Fuller "regretted that Dr. Brown did not understand the spirit of Dr. Herron." At the conclusion of the discussion the question whether the club would endorse Dr. Herron came up, but action was deferred until after the next meeting, when the Rev. F. Pullen was to give a paper on the True View of Dr. Herron. Brother Brown is not unlike the be wildered Indian who, when hunting for his wigwam, fancied that it was "not Indian but teepee that was lost." He has become so lost in the midst of mam mon and the jungle of theology that he regards Christ, Herron, scripture and common sense, and not Brown, "lost in this discussion over the ad rent of applied Christianity," Of course, as he says, Dr. Herron does mean that the existing order must be either overthrown or exchanged to give room for one in harmony with the spirit of Him for whom our civilization is named or rather misnamed. And what sane person especially a gospel minister in view of economic conditions which have forced no less than 5,000,000 men and women to the verge of pauperism and starvation, does not indorse the proposition? Of course lie means that, as a rule, "The rich prey upon society." Otherwise their possessions would correspond nearer to what they earn. They prey upon society in various ways by appro priating, controlling and manipulating surplus lands and means which the com munity toilers, aud not the rich idlers, have earned by unrequited labor. They prey upon society by shirking taxes, which are wrung to the uttermost farth ing from the poorer classes. That the rich do this in large measure thought lessly, unintentionally and through the blinding and deceptive trend and fog of competitive habit and usage, rather than criminal design, is no doubt true, but that it is done, and constantly becoming more and more apparent to the common mind is not less true. Hear what Dr. W. S. Rainsford, D. D., not a crank nor an anarchist, but the distinguished rector of St. George's church, New York City, said in a lecture delivered on February 26th, before the Buffalo Liberal club, and re ported in full in the Buffalo Daily Ex press, the leading daily of the city con taining a population of half a million: "Think of all the despair; think of all the sense , of defeat, embodied in this; think of all the aging that it means, and the i see what the real weight of the que in of insufficient food in New York im plies! I want to sum up what I mean on this subject when I say that till the 'haves' and the 'well-to-do' come near enough to the poor to feel the constraint, the perplexity, the bitterness of their poverty; near enough to share their bur densabsolutely to share them; till that day dawns, gentlemen, there will be no social peace, nor should their be. Ap plause.) "1 have totted down, very hurnedlv for my time to fit myself for this unusu ally honoring opportunity has been of the briefest on the back of my notes here, two or three items which may inter est you, practically bearing out what I have said about the absolute need of in telligent and capable people looking into this question as it affects the very poor. "The very poor in New York pay doub le the rent that we do. I have had several measurements madeof tenements and the houses of well-to-do people in New York. I had one of the worst courts 1 know in the district where I have been I have been working in the Tenth ward measured; I had one of the most beautiful parks overlooking Central park measured, and the people in the stinking court a little, narrow, miserable court, not more than about fifteen or eighteen, feet across and some forty feet long, into which 127 people breathe their breath every single night in the hot summer or the cold winter. The rooms off that wretched place fetched per cubic foot ex actly twice as much rent as the beautiful apartments overlooking Fifth avenue brought. I say the poor pay per cubic foot generally twice as much rent. I say they pay their taxes more honestly, per haps because they cannot help it, but they can't help it. There is no dodging taxes among the poor. Ihey cannot change their domicile; they cannot have a lodge in New Jersey or a homein West chester or an estate in Long Island where they pay their taxes. ' "And that is a burning question that we have all got to look fairly and square ly in the face. I know a gentleman my self in New York who is worth and feels this thing too certainly more than $2,- 000,000, and pays on quite as large a proportion of his income of his rroperty as anybody else does, only he has hap pened to be my confidant and told me what the amount was. He pays taxes on 30,000. And I know another man who is certainly worth over $o0,000,000 and I think if I were to mention hisname you would make it nearer $100,000,000, and who pays taxes on $100,000. That is the way we do things in the City of , New York. But the poor man, gentle men, pays up to the limit every time. That is our system of indirect taxation. suppose we don t agree about that. (Laughter.) The poor man pays $15 a ton for his coal and in New York he pays 200 per cent for his water. You may not know that, but it is true. His streets are not cleaned and all the reek and all tho possibility of epidemic that pours out from the nasty little back interior tene ments and out through the narrowgatea onto the snow and lies there till it soaks off by some kindly rain into the gutter, it is not removed for him. He has to (CoatloasJ on 6th pas.