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r I , 1 VOL. VII. LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1895. NO. 1 THE OMAHA PUWORM Judge Nugent, the Texas Leader, Speais Words of Wisdom LOOK OUT FOB TEE TROJAN HORSE What Would a Money Platform Be? Bi metallism and Convertible Paper? Wealth Concentration not .. Checked by It FnoM The Southern Mercubt. The olive branch was extended from country to city, the white flag of peace Coated over the Alliance and trades anions and toilers began to pool their issues and get together. Then came the St. Louis conference of Feb. 1892 that wonderful conclave of .labor's represen tatives. There, brother Populists, labor made known its demands formulated them in words that will live forever. Before that time each organization of labor had its own creed, adhered to its pwn narrow policy, selfishly pursued its ends, ignored the demands of all other workers, and found as a result de feat and discomfiture. Having succeeded, however, in getting together and in for mulating their demands, their represen tatives of labor went vigorously into politics and pledged a solid labor vote for the party which should adopt those demands. The People's party at once organized Upon tbe lines tuus laid down, "And has been fighting the battles of labor ever since. In the first campaign it poll ed over 1,000,000 votes, to which it added 600,000 within the two years following. It is safe to say that it could today poll more than 2,000,000 votes. More than this, it is growing with un exampled rapidity. All of this has been accomplished on the Omaha platform, and yet there are Populists who would, is the campaign of 18.-)5. eliminate from that platform the land and transporta tion planks and leave the party standing on a single financial issue. And why is this? The silver question, the answer is, will be the pivotal one the "storm cen ter" of the campaign. I do not doubt the sincerity or patriotism of these peo ple, but the unwisdom of the course sug gested, in my judgment, can hardly be expressed in adequate language.- Sup pose we make a money platform only;, will it be a straight declaration in favor of scientific money or inconvertible pa per? If so, can we hope for the support of silver Democrats and Republicans, all of whom to a man want gold, or gold and silver, as a base for the issuance of paper promises to pay credit money only? Are we prepared to commit our selves in favor of convertible paper cur rency, by uniting with the silver Demo crats and Republicans in the coining cam paign? If so a platform declaration for scientific money, or inconvertible money, will be misleading. If we declare for con vertible paper, what sense will there be in maintaining a separate party organi zation? Convertible paper and free coin age of silver measure the extent of re form as advocated by Gen. Warner and his bimetallic league; and, if our platform ould go no farther, it would be foolish net to disband our oreamzatiou and so n masse into the movement to elect Mr. Sibley. Indeed, if we fall below the de mand for scientific money, or at least in convertible paper, in our declaration for financial reform, then, with land and transportation eliminated, our party will have no excuse for its existence. If we must take the fag-end of financial re form, it will be cheaper to do so in the Bo-called silver party. If, however, we are not prepared to sacrifice our views on the money question, there is nothing to do but make an honestcomprehensive financial declaration, leaving the silver party to take its own course. But sup pose we declare in fn favor of scientific money, or an inconvertible paper cur rency, as I think we ought to do, what then? Shall we fuse with thesilver party? Would this not be to abandon our prin ciples? Can the outcome of such a fusion if successful, be anything but the double standard of convertible paper? If so, what do we gain by thus saying one thing and doing another? And will not euch juggliug for success, lose us the re spect of all fair minded men? We cannot afford thus to pattern after old party methods. But if we should succeed in winning the fight with the aid of the silver party, in favor of convertible paper based on gold and silver, what be comes of the party? It must either dis band or reorganize upon a platform em bodying other issues, a nd when we under take to reorganize, who can predict the result? Will we succeed in uniting the scattered labor forces? The elimination of every issue but the financial one will practically release every Populist from iis allegiance to the party, and if the inen who place greatest stress upon the jicad and transportation questions find themselves thus set adrift, who shall say that they will everieturn to the fold? The men who stand in Populist ranks now, chiefly because they see in the move ment the only hope for land and trans portation reform, are with us also on the 4 money question. If you do not drive 7 them awar by abandoning the mhm i A I -OIMLY 30 : CENT all ye tfytt labor V and take subscriptions for THE WEALTH A1AKERS. I t-.ir.-f ' - - ' r r- - 1 - r-'C HEW SUBSCRIBERS For the Campaign and will send the paper from now until November . 1st for ONLY : 30 : CENTS. By new subscribers, we mean people who are not now taking The Wealth Makers. If you love your family, if you love your home, if you love Liberty, if you love the People's Party of Nebraska, help us to circulate the paper that is doing more than any other one thing to educate the voters of the state. Both the old parties have proven themselves incompetent and unworthy. They have been " weighed in the balance and found wanting," and the People's Independent Party must now take the lead. It is already the second party In faumbers in eleven states and, if its members do their whole duty, we shall sweep the country in '96! Educate; Educate; Educate; Let some good local speaker in every neighborhood call a meeting of the voters in his precinct,- make them a red hot Populist speech, and urge all. who are not now taking The Wealth Makers to subscribe immediately! If you want a ' good speaker and have none whom you can get right now, write us, and if possible, we will send you one. Let every one of our readers see how many voters he can get to take advantage of our Campaign offer! THE WEALTH MAKERS, the State Paper of the Populist Party, from now till November 1st for man mmmmmmsm iiiiiiiruiiiiiiirim u r j3 1 1 1 111 1 if iiitii;! 1:1:11 1:11 ri,i:i.i:i3.f:ii:i 1 i;ri:M!Ki:i;i 9Ti'i:ti:i:iii I'll J l l.iillii'i I lii.l ri:ii 11:1 ri:ni:iJ 1 11 1 1:1 iu;i.i 1 1.1:111 utiiu 1 1,1:1.1 1.11 Mis) Every voter in Nebraska should read it. Adddress, ... THE WEALTH MAKERS, jj. S. HYATT, Bus. Mgr. Lincoln, Nebraska. 3 iiiauauuiuiaiuiuiuauuuiiuiiiuiiiuuiaiiuiuuuiuiaauauiuiuiaiuiuiaiiai which they esteem of most importance, they will aid us in getting a settlement of the money question on right lines, A single plauk practically holding forth the money issue as the only ono of value will expel them from our ranks, and when once gone they will not return. But a convertible paper will not only create a debt to be paid in coin, but it will put into the bands of the banded money monopolists the power to corner the country's primary money, and de plete the national reserve at pleasure. The banking combine will still continue its baleful existence, the taxing power will still remain in the hands of railroad and other corporations controlling pub lic functions, and the speculative land monopolist will still hold in his secure grasp the power to dictate the terms up on which starving labor shall have the right to live. When the St. Louis con ference, last winter, refused to surrender to the commands of the silver men, and practically give up the fight for labor, forthwith they were told by certain west ern senators, that the battle for silver could not be fought within tbe People's party, because the Omaha platform con tained too many "vagaries." The "vaga ries" are the land and transportation planks, and because the action of the conference plainly showed the silver men that these planks would not be aban doned, we were contemptuously spurned by Gen. Warner and his bimetallic league who have been unable to think on the line of reform beyond the free coinage question. It is too plain for argument, that if we throw ourselves into the arms of these people, join their movement and help them to open the mints to silver, we will find in them our most deadly enemies when we endeavor once more to take up the land and transportation issues. It might as well be understood now, that the Democrats and Republicans who are engineering the silver party move ment, are not Populists,, .and have no sympathy with the People's party, ex cept in so far as it may be made a cat's paw to pull the silver chestnuts out of the fire. Populists are all free silver men, but they know that to dwarf the great reform movement down to the financial policy advocated by Gen. Warner aud his associates, would only make it contemp tible. The problem of how to bring about a more equitable distribution of the country's wealth is the one which the People's party has undertaken to solve, in the interest of labor. Free silver is good as far as it goes, but . it will not solve this problem. It may quicken the productive forces, but it will leave undis turbed all of the conditions which give rise to the undue concentration of wealth. Until these conditions are removed labor cannot reap that which it produces, and the mission of the People's party will re main unaccomplished. It is well to bear in mind that there is only one party thoroughly united in favor of free silver, and that one is the People's party. The so-called silver party may prove to us a veritable Trojan horse if we are not careful. Farmers, why not make up a little cheese this warm weather while butter is so low in price. For one dollar C. E, Kittenger, of Powell, South Dakota, offers to send a supply of rennets with such plain instruction as will enable any one to make their own cheese if they never saw any made before. Bee our Campaign offer on first page. Thk Wealth Makers from now till No vember 1st for only 80c. Every voter in Nebraska should read this paper. A person is prematurely old when bald ness occurs before the forty-fifth year. Use Hall's Hair Renewer to keep the scalp healthy and prevent baldness. 80 MOVES THE WORLD. "We sleep and wake and sleep, bat all things mors; The Ban flies forward to his brother Son ; The dark Earth loll own, wheeled In her ellipse; And human things, returning on themselves. Move onward, leading up the golden year." The population of New Zealand is now over 600,000. John Jacob Astor is to build a fifteen story hotel in New York. Chicago's population, estimated by the new directory, is now 1,095,000. A Swede has invented a self-propelling bicycle which Is run by a gas motor. The Chronicle, is the name of a new Democratic daily published in Chicago. The wheat crop in Indiana, now nearly ready to harvest, will be a very lightone. Wheat in Illinois cannot be over two thirds of a crop. The rain came too late. Forty local labor organizations in Pittsburg, Pa., have organized a Union League. Turkey refuses to institute the reforms demanded by the triple Alliance and war is likely to follow. Col. Harvey, author of Coin's Financial School, has started a new daily in Chi cago, called The Daily Coin. A monster labor demonstration will be held in Chicago July 4th. Prominent speakers from all parts of tbe West are to be invited. The crop reports of Michigan indicate 73 per oent of a wheat crop, 47 per cent of an average apple crop and 63 per cent of a peach crop. An institute of Applied Christianity ol over 100 members has been formed in of 1890 (Agricultural Report 1894, pages ax to (ql) snow toe value ol ail farm products sold, consumed and on hand $2,469,000,000. Average income per farm, $534. Average daily income for each farm family $1.40, and from this must be paid all taxes, interest, insur ance, seed, feed, board, wear and tear. Oakland, Cala., the iruit of Prof. Her roii's recent work there. Attorney-General Olney has been chosen bv the president to be Secretary of State,and Judge Judson Harmon of Cin cinnati is to succeed Olney as Attorney- General. Col. W. 0. Bradley has been nominated by the Republicans of Kentucky for gov ernor. They declare the hard times were all brought on by fear of tariff changes and want of confidence in Democratic management. Both houses of the Illinois legislature have passed a bill placing all public em ployes of Cook county under civil service rules. The governor will undoubtedly sign it. Chicago is going to reclaim from , the lake border a strip of 186 acres by filling in with waste dirt. What do you sup pose thai made farm of loo acres at a low estimate is declared worth? Lyman Gage says, $50,000,000. The Standard Oil magnates have sent F. Q. Barston to Buenos Ayres.via Lon don, tocapture theoil trade of the Argen tine Republic. This, with Mexico al ready secured makes them monopolizers of the light of the whole world. It is estimated that the South Carolina State dispensary liquor law has reduced intemperance at least eighty per cent. The hundred or more saloons in the city of Charleston have given place to half a dozen dispensaries which are closed regu larly at 6 o'clock every evening, and they are not open at all on Sundays and holi days. On the authority of the U. S. Labor Commissioner Carroll D. Wright.in 1880 American laborers produced $1880 of wealth per capita and received in wages but $347 per capita. Tbe census report THE GENERAL WRITES Help Him, One and All, to Organise Legions To the Popaliata of Nebraska: We have now ready a beautiful certifi cate of membership in the Legion and People's party. It was designed by John W. Moakler, of the Executive Council, aided by his wife.' It will decorate any parlor, adorn any home, and be a pride to any one possessing it. Great trouble seems to be impending in the nation. The Attorney General, Supreme Judges and newspapers predict it. One of these certificates may be of priceless value in a short time. At any rate it will show that you belong to a great army of patriots who are fighting the battle for humanity and in years to come money would not buy one. Suppose the Peter Cooper veterans had such a testimonial. This certificate is engraved, has a beautiful figure on its face that typifies our plat form, and shows the union of the West and South. It will have a silver seal, with Finance, Land and Transportation stamped upon it, and we wilt give as a premium to all ordering early my book, Case for Bimetallism, a Legion Button, address at Kansas City, with picture, and with first 100 Peffer's great report on agricultural depression. The premi ums are worth the cost of the certificate which is $1.00, to be sent in all cases in money, money orders, or express orders no checks and addressed to Paul Van Dervoort, Station B, Omaha, Neb. A liberal commission will be allowed Recruitiug officers, Legion Scouts, and county, city and state committees can help make a campaign fund by handling them; also the press will find it profit able. As soon as you can see it you will have it, and to those who cannot afford it we Bay, go out and take five orders and we Will senu 11 irew. Aujruue ran uu mat. We must have money for thiswork aud for 1896. If the members of our party will use self-denial and take this certifi cate and canvasi for it, we can raise it. The 10 cents entrance fee, 10 cents an nual dues, and the income from this cer tificate should raise the money. , It will it you want to win. You throw away on useless objects the money we need. It is well known that I have given all my time and of my family without a dol lar pay. We are out over $ 800 now and have a large printing bill which we must pay. We offer you more than your money's worth. All the proceeds will go into the work of organizing the People's party and campaign work. Every hu man being that ever sands one stamp to this office gets credit for it on our books, and we appeal to all to at once send in their orders. It is but little. Do with out some luxury, or necessity even, for one week aud send for one. If we win we must have money. -If I was not annoyed by debt, harass ed and worried, I could do ten times better work. Quit contributing to other sources and combine all your energy and all the money you can spare in this effort It is our only hope. If you allow it to fail, we will be bankrupt in 1896, and be overwhelmed and the nation be destroy ed. "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Act now! Paul Yandehvoout. Promoted Politicians Ignatius Donnelly Representative. Our judges are only men, and some times mighty mean men at that. If we were to tell all we know of the inside lives of some of our Minnesota judges, the men, women and children of this state would hold up their hands tn holy hor ror. ' v A judge issimply a promoted politician; and sometimes promoted for the very acts and qualities which ought to hang him. The attempt to transform this nation from a government of the people to a government of judges, in the interest of Plutocracy, should be stamped out at once. Here we have the rule of this whole re public depending on the say so of one man this Shiras; who changes his mind completely in a month, and God and the corporations only know for what reason. We would be. much better off to be ruled by a king than by a lawyer. There are good, honorable attorneys, to be sure; but whon God Almighty sets out to UIBK0 eft menu mwja ua CAUnuoia uia capacity. Omnipotence can go no far ther. Poisoned by Eating Sangafe. Chicago, June 8. Ptomaine poisontnf nearly caused the death of the entire family of August H. Chrlstlensen yes terday In Evanston. Seven members of the family and also Samuel Wright, a guest, partook at dinner of Frankfurt sausages, and became shortly after ward deathly sick. Two of the cMK dren were past the help of a physician when one was called, but the other members of the family and the Wright boy, after several hours' hard work In resuscitating them, were pronounces eut of danger.