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THE WEALTH MAKERS
i. i i one UNION. AU Forces Working lo tha Same Direction Should I'nlte I'pon a Common Bull. The following is the platform adopt ed by the National Reform conference at Prohibition park, Staten .Island, July 3, as a proposed basis of union for the reform forces. Representative pro hibitionists, populists, socialists and other reformers in. large numbers at tended the conference, which adopted the platform almost unanimously. It was voted to call another conference in some representative city between October 1 and March 1 next Follow ing is proposed as a basis of a union of 1. Resolved, That we demand direct legisla tion, tha initiative and the referendum In na tional, state and local matters: the Imperative mandate and proportional representation. 2. That we demand that when any branch of legitimate business becomes a monopoly In the bands of a few against the interests of the many, that such Industry shall be taken pos session of, on just terms, by the municipality, the state or the nation, and administered by ithe neonle. 3. That we demand the election of president and vice president and of United States sen ators by direct vote of the people, and also of all civil officers as far as practicable. 4. That we demand equal suffrage without distinction of sex. S. That as the land is the rightful heritage of the people, we demand that no tenure shall hold without use and occupancy. & That we demand the prohibition of the Hnunr traffic for beverage purposes, and gov ernmental control of the sale for medioinal, scientio and mechanical uses. 7. That all money paper, gold and silver- shall be Issued by the national government onlv. and made legal tender for all payments, publio or private, on future eontracts, and In amount adequate to tne aemanas oi ouuntwa. 8. That we demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the ratio of 16 to 1. Commenting upon the foregoing plat form, the Topeka, Kan., Advocate says: "The platform adopted by the repre sentatives of the various reform ele ments of the country at the recent con f erence at Prohibition park is a good one. It is proposed as a basis of union of reform forces. With some amena ments true reformers ought to be able to unite on it. "We are well aware that this state ment will not be popular with those who are 'rubbing1 up against the prac tical side of polities' those who regard the capture of the offices, no matter as what sacrifice of principle as the chief thing; but, to the man who places principle above office, and who has lit tle faith in the prospective achieve ments of officers who may be elected by a compromise with wrong, this platform will appeal with no small degree of force. It might be improved in some respects, we grant, and doubt less it will be at subsequent confer ences; but as a whole it now embodies the principles of the Omaha plat form with some verv important addi tions. The second plank covers our de mand for government ownership of railroads and telegraphs. These have already become monopolies in the hands of a few against the interests of the many.' This plank also goes fur ther and declares that 'when any one trranch of legitimate industry becomes a monopoly' it should be taken posses sion of by the people and operated in their interest This is right and it offers the only solution of the problem of the release of the American people from the extortions of the greedy cor porations and j trusts that even now monopolize nearly every necessity of life. "The land plank is more specific than that of the Omaha platform, and offers the only solution of the question of land monopoly the greatest mo nopoly of them all. The more this plank is studied in its relation to pres ent conditions, the more forcibly it will appeal to the judgment of think ing men. "We have a criticism, and a serious one, to make upon the money plank. It is good as far as it goes, but it stops short of the mark. All money should, of course, be issued by the govern ment, but the duty of the government does not end here. The power to cor ner money after it is issued should be wrested from the hands of private indi viduals and banking corporations. Government should do the banking as well as issue the money. In fact, this is the most important feature of the money question. It is due to the de positors that they be insured against loss, and it is due to the great masses of the people that they be insured against future conspiracies to corner the money of the country and precipi tate panics for private gain. This is a , very serious omission, but it can be remedied hereafter. "The 'practical politician' who places office above principle, and who always dickers for votes from all the elements that make up the voting population, will, of course, object to the liquor plank. We are satisfied, however, that we can never secure emancipation from the domination of the money power until we first emancipate our selves from the domination of the liquor power. Any person who will honestly and conscientiously study the Bubject must inevitable arrive at the conclusion that the money power and the liquor power are so intimately re lated as to be absolutely inseperable; and it is utterly futile to hope that the vote of the one can ever be directed against the other. Every monopoly, in fact, is wedded to every other, and none of them can be successfully shorn of their power until the hosts of the common people cut loose from them, one and all, and unite in a solid phalanx atrainst them. It may as well be rec ognized now as later on, that the corrupt influence of the liquor power in politics is a force that must be met before any sub' stantial victory can be achieved in any line of reform. It is the great enemy of all reform. It has no politics but interest and it is in command of means for controlling elections that no other interest possesses. This is the secret of its power over political parties and candidates for office. We have pre' sented this subject to our readers many times before, and in doing so we have endeavored to eliminate from it every thin? that is calculated to excite indi vidual prejudice. The question in volves far more than the individual liberty which is so much talked about, The right of the individual to procure and use liquor is not the great Ques A BASIS OF UNION. I tion involved. ETen those who use POINTS FOR THE PEOPLE. tion involved. Even those who use liquor, if they honestly study the cor rupt power of the saloon In politics, must see that every Interest ot society demands that that power shall be sup pressed. It cannot be suppressed while the business remains in private hand and yields the private gain that it does to-day. The element of private profit must be eliminated from the traffic. This alone will eliminate tne createst evils connected with it, and its subsequent regulation can then be more readily effected. There Is one other omisson in this platform. In these times issues arise and grow in importance very rapidly. recent decision o" the supreme court upon the income tax law, ana the imprisonment of Mr. Debs and his associates without 8, trial by jury, by which the constitutional guarantees of human liberty are brushed away like a cobweb, call for emphatic demands for the curtailment of the powers of the courts. Instead of & constitutional democracy, we . have to-day a judicial oligarchy which is supreme. It is the only .absolute power in the nation. The people have no voice in their gov ernment We have no laws but court- made lawa We have no constitution but a court made constitution. The constitution is without meaning until the court savs what it means. All or dinary rules of construction are value less. There are new rules of interpre tation which alone apply, and the se cret of which the courts alone possess. This is the humiliating state oi our government to-day, and no reform platform is now complete that does not declare very emphatically against these court usurpations and propose ample reform in this respect At the next conference these subjects should be considered." I very heartily indorse the criticisms made by the Advocate. The solution of the so-called "money question" is to be found in governmental banking only. Any proposed solution that falls short of that will be found to be no so lution at alL Usury, or interest, is the basis of the foundation and the key' stone of the arch of money monopoly and the secret of its "power to op' press. Source and volume of issue do not compare, as issues of importance, with control of distribution. The con' tinued, duplicated use of the people's several and collective credit is abso lutely neoessarv in commerce and trade and is impossible in this era of complex civilization, without banking. Under a system of government banks the peo ple may use their credit at cost and thus abolish interest in banking trans actions. As the interest rate upon all interest-bearing securities constantly tends to the ourrent, prevalent rate of bank interest, governmental banking would virtually abolish and destroy interest The most important words in the Omaha platform are: "At a tax not to exceed 2 per cent" In his second inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson said: "The liberties of the people are more in danger from the aggressions of the courts than from mobs and riots." Recent history has justified his assertion. The people should sneak in no uncertain tones in condemnation of judicial ursurpation, and demand such reform as is practical and efficient, even if it is a revision of the constitution. The aggression of the courts must be curbed or the liber ties of the people are lost. There is one other burning issue which demands consideration at the hands of the combined forces of re' form. The Advocate, of this same date, tersely sums up this issue in these words: There can be no adjustment of present inequalities until some plan is devised that will permit labor to share in the benefits of the increased powers of production afforded by labor saving machinery. So long as capital is per mitted a monopoly of these benefits human labor will continue to be dis placed and enforced idleness will in crease. Who will solve tne pro Diem c , . i Ate The conservative solution of this problem is voiced in. the demand for a reduction in the hours of the day's la bor until all who desire to work may be able to find an opportunity. The radical solution is found in the cele brated plank 10 of the demands of the A. F. of L. "We demand the collective ownership of all means of production and distribution." The problem of the asre is involved in the query: "How can we prevent the triumphs of in ventive genius and the march of civil ization from destroying and trampling under foot the masses of the human race?" The true solution is Christian socialism and all would-be solutions, under a competitive system of indus try, can but be mere palliatives to soften and mitigate the rigors of exist ing evils, until the transition is safely made from a competitive to a social istic state. I am not altogether satisfied of the wisdom of the demand for the prohibi tion of the traffic in liquor for bever age purposes. It appears to me that the principles underlying the South Carolina dispensary act are the correct ones. Let the several states monopo lize the liquor traffic for all purposes, beverage included. A multitude of re form voters are ready to vote for profit less state control of the sale of liquor for all purposes, who are not yet pre pared to vote for national prohibition of the sale of liquor for beverage pur poses. The South Carolina law is work ing to perfection and producing ad mirable results. It has reduced drunk enness and crime to a minimum. It has eliminated the factors profit and politics from the liquor question by placing in control non-partisan super visors on a stated salary. It has ex tinguished the pernicious custom of treating, by prohibiting drinking on the premises, abolished the trade with minors and drunkards and destroyed the privacy of the saloon by removing screens and curtains. It is a good law; has been pronounced constitutional, and should be indorsed and demanded. It is to be hoped that by the time the next general conference meets public sentiment may be so molded as to cause a revision of the union platform upon the lines indicated. Georgk C. Wajehx POINTS FOR THE Strange, is it not, that the credit of a powerful financial trust should be greater than the credit of the mightiest . nation on earth? Faola Times. Stand by the Omaha platform. Land, transportation and finance are the three great issues, and the greatest of these is finance. Washington (Kan.) Republic. While governments retain the power to coin money they shouia noi at least coin it alone from the metal on which their creditors have a corner. Paola Times. If tha rertd business revival continues, it will create a aemano xor money; and when it does, then we shall hear of a money stringency. Brockton (Mass.) Diamond. Our republican papers in one breath tell us that business is reviving ana the outlook Is brighter and in the next that democracy has ruined the coun try. Politics make strange beaieuows. Farmers' Tribune. Mn who are in the work oi re forming others must not forget tna reform to be effective must emanate fmm within, and they are in constant need of it themselves. Ho one can truly help another unless he can, help himself. People's Record. An honest dollar, such as the tools of the high priests of the money gang want, is one that will buy as mucn la bor and products of labor as usea to oe worth two dollars, but will at the same time nav no more notes, mortgages, taxes and salaries than it ever would. Do you call that honest? Farmer's Tribune. -The price of gold itself depends on fiat, or legal decree, the kngnsn par liament having by law, in 1844, fixed the price of an ounce of gold, troy weight, at 3 17s 9d, or $18.93. Why, then, cannot the United States estab lish the price of an ounce of silver at 81.29, which is the ratio oi Xo to I, oy law as well? ' -The Kentucky democrats hare solved the silver question by writing a platform that points to a gold basis and then nominating an avowed silver man as the candidate for governor, They expect to catch the voters com ing and going. Whether they win or not remains to be seen. Brockton (Mass.) Diamond. "If any fact is established beyond controversy it is that where prices of farm products are very low the great consumers of manufactured goods and wares cannot purchase, cannot con sume, therefore the manufacturer can not sell, and of necessity must employ the wage-earner on short . time and starvation wages, or close his works entirely." -During trie- war, ana lor years after its close, there was no gold or silver coin in circulation, yet thecoun try has never enjoyed more prosperous times. This is conclusive evidence that metallic money is not essential to a prosperous condition of the people. To hftar the gold-bugs talk now one would think the country would go straightway to the demnition bow' wows if e-old was to go out of circula tion. Southern Mercury. -The Boston Safe Deposit A Trust Cn. recently sold S255.155 WOrttt 01 Kansas mortgages at 60 cents on the dollar, and the Topeka Capital and other redeemers don't understand how it could have happened. Next to "wip ing the stains from the fair brow of Kansas" the most important thing was to "restore the credit of the state abroad," and we are surprised that this little matter has been so completely nrlooked. Clay Center (Kan.) DiS' natch. Do not allow anything to ieaa on from the main question. The contest is between the bankers and the people. Between organized money loaners, who are interested in high rates of in' terest, and the great army of pro- Hiiprs: between organized greed ana unorganized, struggling humanity, who through ignorance ana petty oreiudices are led to support systems that make slaves oi themselves, tneir neighbors and their children. Chicago Express. Nervous Prostration Cured by Dr. Miles' Nervine. Prolonged derangement of the nervous system not only affects the brain and men tal powers, but develops disease in some of the vital organs. The most dangerous of these indirect results is when the heart Is affected. This was the case of the Eev. N. F. Surface, Fawn Eiver, Mich., who writes under date of Feb. 14, 1895: "Fourteen years ago I had a slight stroke of paralysis. Overwork brought on nervous prostration. I was exceedingly nervous and the exertion of public speaking caused 'heart palpitation that threatened my life. I used two bottles of Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure for my heart trouble, and two of Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine for my nervous ness and feel better than I ever expected to feel again. 1 can speak for hours without tiring or having my heart flutter as it for merly did, and I have you to thank that I am alive today." On Bale by all druggists. Dr. Miles' Book on Heart and Nervous Disorders FKEE by mail. Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind. Dr. Miles' Remedies Restore Health.' Blood Poison THE BANE OF HUMAN LIFE, Driven Out of the System by the Use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla "For five years, I was a great o sufferer lrora a mosi persisieni rj blood disease, none of the various 0j medicines 1 took being ot any & help whatever. Hoping that Oj change of climate would benefit 2i me, l went w v. unci, n iwuun, and then to Saratoga Springs, where I remained some time drinking the waters. But all was no use. At last, being advised by several friends to try Ayer's Sarsaparilla, 1 began taking it, and very soon favorable results were manifest. To-day I con sider myself a perfectly healthy mon with a crnoil anijt,it,fi and not he least trace of my former 0j complaint. To all my friends, oj and especially young men like j myself. T rftcommend Aver s Sar- Si saparilla, if in need of a perfectly oi A. Escobar, proprietor Hotel Victoria, Key West, Fla.; resi dence, 352 W. 16th St., New York. Ayer's Sarsaparilla Admitted for Exhibition AT THE WORLD'S FAIR eooeeoeeooeeoeeeoeeeoeocj Did you ever look at a paper dollar or a silver dollar, and feel that it was one bit better because there was a hundred millions of gold in the United States treasury? Did you not consider the dollars just as good when there was but sixty millions in the treasury? How miserably humbugged people are, and all for the benefit of the other fel low. Progressive Farmer. - When we come to the last analysis, the bank Question is the storm center of the money question, and this for the reason that the proper distribution of money is the most important factor in the financial problem. Government banks of deposits and loans is the only remedy for our present private bank controlled expansion and contraction currency system. People's Paper. Republicans are now enjoying the merry row going on In the democratic party over silver. , But it will soon be time for republicans to play. When the gold-trust contract has expired and a republican congress is assembled, they will be asked to authorize the is sue of gold bonds; if they don't, the treasury will be swamped, and if they do, the party will be swamped Paola Times. Hon. E. O. Leech, in the North American Review, writes on silver and declares it would be dishonest to coin 63 cents' worth of silver into a debt paying dollar. Mr. Leech appears to forget that as soon as free coinage is adopted 271 X grains of silver will be worth $1 instead of 53 cents. First place silver where gold is and then talk about the bullion value. South ern Mercury. , The old parties both of them are doing everything in their power to provoke discussion on the silver ques tion that it may magnify itself into the main issue of the next campaign. Yet every last rascal of them knows it is a small issue compared with some that ought to be considered and settled. They have but one object, viz., to di vert public attention from the greater issues. New Charter See our Campaign offer on first page. The Wealth Makers from now till No vember 1st for only 30c. Every voter in . Nebraska should read this paper. With an Eye for tha Future.' There is a little girl on P street, i years of age, who is very naughty once in a while. The other day she got angry at the cook and slappod her. Her mother told her she must apologize, but she refused point blank. "I won't do it," she declared, stamping her foot "Very well, Tiny," replied mamma, mildly, "but if you do not, I will not buy for you the new dolly you want" This was too much for the child, who had set her heart on the doll. So she went down stairs to the kitchen and said to the cook: "Rosa, I hit you this morning, didn't I?" "Yes, you did, Miss Tiny," answered Rosa, assuming an aggrieved expression. The little girl looked at her for a moment, and then added: "Do you think you will die?" "I don't know," replied Rosa. "Well," said Tiny, "if you die don't tell God I did it." Washington Star. Indiana Without Kellglon. Dr. J. II. Kellogg, who recently visiiei the City of Mexico, states thuA sevci-al Indian tribes in the land of our next neighbors have lost their ancient . religion without having adopted that of their Christian con querors. "The average citizen of the United States," he says is certainly unconscious of the fact that- so varst an extent of uncivilised territory lies Bo close to his native land. Outside of the cities, which can certainly not he said to be numerous in Mexico, the civilization of the natives is quite inferior to that of China and Japan. By far the great majority of the abo rigines are unchristianized as well as uncivilized." Are You Ready a 1 r t For the Harvest ?" There's only one way to get ready so that you can be ure that you an twmij and we are ready to get you ready with the World-Beating, 1 1 -. sy" BEST IN THE """WORLD Most Durably Built, Lightest In Draft, Greatest In Capacity, Simplest In Construction. Ml Competition Staid Away from the McCormick iu the World's Fair Tests V We might to-day be selling a line of so-called "cheap" machines a1 a price which would still be high, but prefer to sell the MghsvaJw McCormick at a price which experience will most assuredly prove is low. Glad to abon our friends these machines at any time. Come la and sea them. Farmers will please call on It. BINFORD, Lincoln. LEISVKLD & TltOMPEN, Hickman, J. P. Pit ATT, Bennett, MEYER & 8EVERIN, llallam, WELLER POLK & CO., Raymond, G. W. PETERSON, Eagle, Any of whom will be only too glad to show you the merits of the machines whether you intend to purchaseornot 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. , ' But 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 4but 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. I 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 "liloney 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 large revenue. It secures the government amply, which the Baltimore plan does not. It relieves the distress of the common people, which "the Bal timore plan does not. It protects not only note-holders but depositors, who cfriirftfl now and under the Baltimore plan would 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 ttie you believe in. And send us 25c. immediately for the book. "Money Found" has no equal in its line. Address, , Wealth Makers Pub. Co., Lincoln, Neb. TINGLEY & BURKETT, Attorneys-at- Law, 1026 0 St., Lincoln, Neb. Collection, mad and money remitted (am day a collected, Ash . . Box Elder and Black Locust $1.25 Per 1,000. I nn apple lUU TREES $3.50 AM the f.eodlnu Varieties. 100 Choice Concord UrepeTlnea 2; 1.000 Kn. Mulberry, L.15. Shade and Ornamentals. A complete Frlce-Llit free. 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