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August 29, 1895 i s i THE WEALTH MAKERS. New Series ol THE ALLIAXCE-IXDEPEXDENT. Cossolldstlou of the Farmer Alliance and Neb. Independent. 1'CBLISHED EVEBI THUBSDAT BI Tit WMlth Makers Publishing Company, U20 U BU Lincoln, Nebraska. fltono Bowabd GinsoR Editor 3. 8. HliTT........-.-......Baln Manager N. I. P. A. "It an; man moat fall for at to rise. Then seek I not to climb. Another'! pain I cboow not for mj rood, A golden chain, A robe of honor, li too good a prlie To tempt my bait hand to do a wrong Unto a fellow man. This life batb woe Sufficient, wrought by man's eatanlc foe; And who that hath a hart would dare prolong Or add a eorrow to a Uric ken eonl That eeekt a healing balm to make It whole? My boiom owns the brotherhood of man." Publishers' Announcement. The snbncrlptlon price of Thi Wealth Mas Bbi la f 1.00 pr year. In advance. 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Kichakdbon For Clerk of District Court ...... K lias IUksb For County Clerk ...G. H. Waltkbs For County Sheriff Fbed A. Mii.lsb For County Judge (1. W. Bkbob For County Superintendent H. 8. Howebs For County Coroner De, Lowbt A gentle woninn, a noble man, ol Christian Impulses mid perfect manners, how attractive Bueh nrel How much do you suppose the dia niouds owned by the people of Chicugo are assessed at? Only $27,000. Evert village and neighborhood should have a single or double quartette organ ized to sing the songs in Armageddon, "the songs of the world's workers who go forth to battle with the kings and captains and mighty men" the monopo lists. ' Parents, despise not the small things which go to make up perfect manners. See that your children are taught cour tesy, and be yourselves their patterns iu politeness. And let them know that per fect manners should have their root in a loving unselfish heart. TiiEsec&nd edition of Armageddon, the Populist song book, is just off the press. It is a beauty aud reduced in price from 35 to 30 rents. Three dollars a dozen. Just what you neod now for your public meetings iu the fall campaign. Will be sent from this ofllce postpaid on receipt of price. Tue liquor dealers of New York city who have long been a law unto them selves, are now in the toils. They have got hold of a new class of executive offi cers aud have been forced to close up on Suuday. As a result the police have far less to do than they had when not en forcing the law.- The refusal of Comptroller of the Treasury Bowler to pay the sugar bounty, on the ground that the act, tax ing one class to give to auother class, is unconstitutional, is all right. The law has been so decided by the Court of Appeals, of the District of Columbia, and Judge Cooley of Michigan, the leading authority on constitutional limitations, it is reported has written the Comptroller sustaining him. A minister of our acquaintance was some time ago working weekdays as cashier of a bank in the town where he did his preaching. A widow wanted to borrow some money at the bank and the stipulations were twosignerato thenote. When pleasantly spoken to about the condemnation of usury by Jehovah the banker-minister answered that he did not have to obey the law of the Old Testament. That which was classed with murder and adultery and punished with death under the law, he regarded as permissible and profitable "under grace.' What a conception of gracel It was the grand old party, both varie ties, and they have beea conducting the Cook county (Chicago) Illinois iustitu tions on what may be called political principles. They are now to be investi gated, the charges being that murder, boodle and appointment of criminals to office has been the order of exercises A mild patient by the name of Pucik, a email man, lately taken to the Insane Asylum was kicked to death by two of the brute attendants, seventeen of his rfbs and hit breast bone being smashed in, according to evidence of the examining physician at the coroner's inquest. Coal contracts, meat contracts, and painting contracts are to be overhauled. Every thing touched by the old party political THE PEOPLE'S WILL DESPISED The Republic Board of Public Lands and Buildings seem to think it is the state, and that it can set aside the law, the expressed will of the people at its pleasure. It is just uow bent on the job of leasing the labor of the state convicts and this in the face of the action of the legislature and governor to annul the Dorgan contract and put a stop to the lease system. The evil of that system had become unendurable. Even a He publican legislature was ready to put an end to it at considerable cost to the state. But the Churchill-Russell com bine cares nothing for the law, or the state's interests and duties to its crimi nals. The board seems to have taken an inexplicable interest in rushing through a contract by which one or two or three men can be enriched by the labor of 340 convicts. The act of last winter, as Governor Holcomb plainly points out, provides for the state to maintain the prisoners, the appropriation covering the estimated cost, and there is no need, no call, no occasion for a return to the old unjust, injurious, most debasing method of selling the priHoners for stat ed periods to a ring of speculators whose one purpose is to sweat profit out ot them. The state having abolished the system by law and provided means to care for and employ the prisoners itself, it bIiowb an amazing disregard of the people's will for four Republican officials to adver. tise for bids to restore the condemned system. And it has been done in a way to shut out competition, the necessary knowledge needed to bid intelligently being withheld, or being ungetatable. Mr. L. II. Lawton of this city, a Popu list, who would put in a bid, seeing the board has determined to assume the re sponsibility of leasing the convicts, has filed a protest against being obliged to put in bids with insufficient time and means allowed to inform oneself regard ing the sub-contracts, etc., which have to be accepted. In his protcBt he auks for twenty days time before the bids sha 11 be shut off, in order that those not hitherto connected with the penitentiary may make thorough investigation of the I t ' 1 A. i . , 1 1 , I buujhci inutiur io oe consiuereu, anu ne asks that copies of sub-contracts which must be accepted and the principal or direct contract containing stipulations shall be-filed for examination in the office of the board. Whether this reasonable time and filed information needed by men who would intelligently compete will be granted remains to be seen. The Governor hus sent a letter of pro test to the board, a strong reasonable document, showing that the leasing sys tem is detrimental to both the tax-payers of the stale and the convicts, that there is no good reason for it, that the legislature passed the present law to end it aud made adequate provision to main tain the prisoners, lie cites section 8 of the report of the committee appointed to investigate the workings of the lease system, which fouud it "demoralizing to the discipline of the institution" and ex. pressed their bolief "that the convict la bor system should be done away with at the earliest possible moment." The com mittee found that the prisoners were aware that they were not working for thestatebut for the profitof contractors and had to be punished by the warden for slacking off iu faithfulness to the con tracting outside exploiters. As a result of such punishment they "become sour, gloomy and dispirited" and tbediscipliue which should exist is made impossible. "THE MINISTERS PASTY" Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, the author, of Topek a, Kansas, has an article iu The Kingdom of last week entitled, "The Ministers' Tarty," which is certain to start in many new trains of thought, The minister referred to in the article was represented as proposing a new party, and in his sermon, which was based on the Sermon on the Mount, he made the following points, towit: 1. "The following are Christian axioms which necessarily belong to a real belief in the Sermon on the Mouut. (a) "Everything belongs to God gold silver, mines, water power, electricity, steam, forests, oceans, rivers, plains, mountains, and all that these produce of energy or life." (b) "Human beings, also, are his." (c) "There is only one true object in life, therefore, that the human beings who are God's shall use the things that are God's as he would have them used." (d) "Furthermore, organized life, that is, what is called society, is under the same divine law to do all things to the glory of God as the individual man. For organized society is nothing but a nuuv ber of individuals living together under certain agreements, (e) "It follows, therefore, that all gov ernmentsof men should be organized aud carried on to the glory of God just as much as an individual life. (f) "Jesus Christ has shown how this c&n be done." 2. "These axioms lead up logically to the statements I am about to make. (a) "All Christians should unite politic ally." (b) "That is to say, they should all be working together in accordance with the teachings of Jesus to do the will of God in the political life of the nation." (c) "All political questions are moral questions because they are political. (d) "This nation will never prosper in righteousness until all the Christian men in it unite to vote and act as citizens in stead of as partisans." (e) "If Prohibition is Christian in Kansas it is Christian in New York or Massachusetts." (f) "There ought to be no political division between disciples of Jesus. (g) "All the Christianity of the world ought to be arrayed definitely and uu itedly against all the unchristianity ol tne world." (h) "This is not the fact in our own country or any other. 3. "I propose therefore as a practical and necessary act that all the Christian disciples in this church unite politically on national as well as municipal issues and that we begin, in the name of Jesus Christ, to apply his teachings to the affairs of government in detail. This will mean the following. (a) "A new party will come into exist ence." (b) "It need not have any name except Christian." (c) "All members of it would have to be disciples of Jesus." (d) "They would necessarily be a unit in acting politically to build up the king dom of God as the first business of every human being.' (e) "The platform of this new party could not be anything less than the Ser mon on the Mount." (f) "The organizer and leader of this Christian political party would have to be the Holy Spirit. No man would be wise enough to lead such a party into all the truth. But the Spirit would, because Jesus said so." The minister then went on to say that personally he bad been voting with the Prohibitionists, but that he was ready to unite with Christians of all other par ties who would agree to move in matters of citizenship, not on partisan lines, but entirely on the lines laid down by Jesus for daily conduct. He said that if the Christiau people in his own church would unite politically they would take steps to form a National Christian party. The minister's church was stirred to its depths. It had not been so excited since he married the organist simply because he loved her. Groups of men Btood around gesturing and getting red in the face. A crowd gathered around the minister. The Sunday school, which met after the morning service, could not be called to order, 1 or an hour or more the minister ans wered questions and replied to argu ments. Then his wife, who had been waiting for him, came up quietly but firmly and insisted that he go home to dinner. The wives of all the other men also made the same demand and the aftermeeting broke up. The Sunday school was postponed a week. On the way home the minister's wife said. "How many members are going into the new party, John?" The minister did not answer tor a minute. The he said slowly. "Only one, so fur." "Who?" "Then you will be the National Chris tian party, won't you John? You can nominate yourself for president, can't vnn?" j - t he minister looked at his wife sadly. lie did notsmile. Then she laid her hand on his arm. "John," she said gently, "you expect too much. A Christian political party is impossible." "But clidn t Jesus teach it7 "That is another question." "But didn't he?"' "Yes, I suppose he did." "Why, then, should Christians refuse to unite politically?" "Because because" said the minister's wife. And that was all the people be hind the minister and his wife could hear as they reached the parsonage door and opened it and went in. We have printed above Mr. Sheldon's axioms, the conclusions he draws from them, and the supposed effect of the des cribed sermon in the record and dialogue appended. Now let us do a little analyz ing. Is Christ divided? No. Is that Christianity which is divided? Impossible. Is the church, any branch of it, united? It is not; therefore it is not the body of Christ? Why are not church members and churches, or the church, united and vot ing together as a Christian party? Because church members actually be lieve that their interests are measured by property, are divided, and must be in dividually secured by selfish conflict, by opposing one another, by each caring for what he considers his own interest. "Am I my brother's keeper?" Professed ly, Yes, say the churches; but not in the week-day battle of life, of which politics and voting is apart. We cau be politically one only when we are industrially one. We can be in dustrially one only when we recognize the great truth that our interests are one and indivisible. Consider for a moment the reason why church members (!) are found in all par ties and taking opposite sides of all ques tions. The bankers, church members and non-professors, always oppose a party which hasany plan to roduce usury or interest, notwithstanding the fact that God specifically condemns it, and that they are living and heaping up wealth by the sweat of others. The borrowers, if they were sufficiently in telligent, would all be in a party which contains no landlords, bankers, or pri vate usurers. The few who own the gold, and the rich, fight politically to have gold alone monetized, or given full legal tender power. The railroad corpora tions, street railways, etc., are in politics not to serve the people, but to obtain gifts from the representative lawmakers, who care not for the interests of their constituents, and to defend their mono poly privileges. The manufacturers,coal monopolists, etc., are fierce for protec tion and demand it from the party in power not in the people's interest, but that they may charge the people mono poly prices. The daily papers are in politics not to serve the people, but for private revenue. The weekly press, for the most part, takes its cue from the daily press, and both get a living by deceiving and dividing the people. The pulpit is not in politics, much of any, be cause the preachers rarely haveclearcon ceptions of the moral nature of political questlous, and for the farther reason that they are selfishly afraid of politics. The rank and file are divided politically because they lack honest, unselfish lead ers, and for the reason that they are themselves too selfish to sacriflfte laoor or the means required to inform them selves as to what the common interest requires. There can be no political union which does not rest on a recognized common interest. With recognized common inter ests to unite us we must have common property and labor equality, an indus trial democracy, which is organized Christianity. THE "MORE MONEY" ANSWER . What is needed to make your farm pay? More money, says the farmer. What would restore prosperity to com merce? More money, replies the mer chant. Why are not things booming in this marvelously rich country? There is no money, answers the man amidst the unoccupied acres in the rich west. The common millions answer thus. But the lone banker, sitting in his richly uphol stered chair, waiting for his victim, as the spider waits for the fly, knows more in his own estimation than all the rest, and tells us that our whole trouble is over-production and natural reaction from a great prosperity. Farmers Voice. Clear thinking is extremely rare. Con fusion of thought is the rule, with few ex ceptions. The above paragraph well illustrates superficial thought and errors which perpetuate injustice, poverty and suffering. There is a semblance of truth in both statements, that more money is needed, and that over-production is the cause ol hard times. The man who makes the last state ment supports his explanation by what he calls the great law (?) of supply and demand. The lack of demand, he says, indicates an over-supply, and supply and demand regulate prices, commerce, pro duction and employment. Each gets all he is entitled to, according to this fine theory, and each must be contented in that condition in which his abilities place him. This is the prevailing belief among all people except reformers and revolu tionists. The first statement, that more money would make everything right, is no less superficial and false. The volume of money once issued has comparatively little to do with hard times because the bankers and bond-holders and owners of notes and mortgages and landlords and capitalists get control of it. What we are in need of is not more money, but justice, the power to equitably exchange our products and services. With that power there could be no interference with exchange, no lack of money in the hands of those who produce the goods to buy back ns much as they produce, which would keep demand exactly equal to the supply, and there would be no enforced destitution and no real or apparent over-production. Not more money, but less monopoly, iu all lines, is the great need. Any volume of money will adjust itself to the needs of commerce. But there is an injustice in contracting the currency volume and so appreciating the power of the dollar, whether that con traction be produced by destroying the the currency, or simply hoarding it, or charging a monopoly price (interest) for it. IS HOARDING A VIRTUE? The editor of the Ladies' Home Jour nal in the September number devotes a third of his space to inculcating the sup posed virtue of saving and building up a bank account. He commends the French practice of giving as prizes in the schools savings' bank books with a small sum to the credit of the prize winner. "The re sult is that early in youth the French child is taught .the lesson of saving money. The girl or boy takes a pride in his bank book, and his greatest desire is to 'see it grow.'" No doubt that is the result, but is it a good result, good for the individual and good for all? In our mind the love of "mine," of pro perty held apart from others and the spirit of selfishness which it enthrones, is "the root of all evil." Better would it be for a child to die in its innou ice than to become controlled by this "greatest de sire" to see his bank account, or private property grow. No doubt Mr. Bok, the Journal editor, takes it for granted that this "greatest desire" for ones private property to in crease, is a private matter which harms neither its holder nor others. But a little reflection will show that property can not be held privately and be made to grow without destroying unselfish rela tions, establishing a selfish individu alism and dividing society into the rich and poor, into a class called the prole taire, whose defrauded labor is what must make the bank accountsof another class grow, a tribute commanding class who have secured titles to all the means of subsistence. We cannot have private property without making selfishness the supreme wisdom, the ruling spirit in the every day business life. Individual strength and selfishness. And so busi ness has come to be the sum of all wickedness, because the sum and sub stance of all selfishness; and religion, in consequence, has come to be either con scious hypocrisy, or uncouscious ignor ance and formality to a great degree. It was our fortune in some respects and misfortune in others to be brought up in New England and to have given us when four or five years old a bank book and a small account. The selfish love of pri vate property was crowded into us from earliest years. In New England they can't believe that Christ really meant it when he said, "Lay not up for your selves treasures upon earth," "for where your treasure is there will your heart be also." Well, for that matter, there are only a few "crarv communists" who be lieve it is wrong to lay up private pro perty. But let us see how it works. Suppose, instead oi buying needed goods out of the market, a great number more of our people should go without what they really need and put the money in the bank. With less demand, corres ponding to increased hoarding, the glut of goods in the market would Bhow itself sooner and last longer; there would be also a corresponding reduction in the de mand for labor that would extend to al most every field of industry. So it is plain that that hoarding which is in culcated as the highest individual wis dom and virtue, carries with it a world wide train of evils. The hoarding of the poor would increase the market glut, but it is the accumulations of the rich which accomplish most harm. All this, however, is beyond remedy so long as the each-for-himself unchristian struggle contiuues. There is one church is this city that we will not name, that takes high rank in the present system. Its pastor is faithful and spiritually minded. Its ser vices are all remarkably well attended and it does an unusually large amount of praying and talking aud almsgiving and missionary work, one man being supported by it in the missionary field. It is probable, too, that its members allow some of the Sunday sacrificial spirit to interfere in some small ways with their week-day pursuit of mammon. The preacher last Suuday took occasion to discourse concerning the church, and thought perhaps some might squeeze in to heaven who stay outside the church, but they could not be developed working Christians. They might be babes, un nourished, weak, useless; but all the workers are in the church. By workers in the church he meant evidently regular attendants at church, Sunday school, Eudeavor meetings, prayer meetings, missionary meetiugs and socials, and those who also give liberally to keep the church machinery running. Of doing business, the business of daily, life, in a Christian way,he had no true conceptiou He did not know that the church must come out from the world and be separatef distinct, different in the matter of laying up treasure and buying and sell ing. The present each-for-himself method he did not think of as sinful, and that men must be saved from it by coming out of it. Church members give talk and alms now, but they should give their whole property, time, talents, strength and skill to serve the people whom they wish to save. Gen. Coxey surprised a good many people who came to hear him. They came, if not to laugh, expecting at least something of a circus. This conception of Mr. Coxey has somehow got abroad, from the fact that he did a singular thing in leading an army of unemployed to Washington, a walking petition to congress. People of little careful thought jumped to the conclusion that so strange a proceeding would only be thought of andcarried out by an ill-balanced, ment ally lacking man! But those who came to smile were astonished to find themselves listening to a remarkably close reasoner and able speaker. The Funke Opera house was filled Tuesday evening of last week and the audience went away im pressed with the belief that Mr. Covey's plans to help the unemployed and cut off the bondage of interest Mr. Coxey's two bills, are reasonable, are practical. Not a flaw can be found in them, not an objection raised against them. One in telligent Republican who went to hear Coxey at the Funke told the friend who was with him that the General's speech had knocked the republicanism all out of him. The Ireland building which collapsed in New York a few days ago, with loss of life, illustrates well the murderous character of the each-for-himself struggle Ireland, the owner of the building, accor ding to sworn testimony of Architect Behrens, said he was going to put up a building as cheap as possible. By cheap ening the cost, putting in insufficient and unsafe material, he could add to his percent profit from it, and lives were in consequent sacrificed upon the altar of his greed. The coroner has issued a warrant for Ireland's arrest and it will be served on him at his summer home on Long Is land. But who expects to see a rich man punished for killing off a few of the des pised working class? Hon. Keiu Hakdie, M. P., president of the Independent Labor party of England and editor of the "Labour Leader" of London, is now in the United States. Iu expressing himself in New York the other day he said: 'The very existence of the party im plies that we intend to attain our end by peaceful aud constitutional means. Every wrong is protected by law, and what Parliament has done, Parliament can undo. In a free and constitutional country there is no excuse for conspiracy or underhand work. What cannot be done in the open should not be done at all. I claim that the socialist movement resembles that of the early Christians. We are aiming after that human brother hood preached by them, without which life is not worth living." Some of the best so nigs in Armaged don are "Sons of America," "We Have the Tariff Yet," "Hayseed in His Hair," "The Weakest must go to the Wall," "Get Off the Earth," "Sunrise on the Hills," "Handwriting on the Wall," "HarkI the Battle Cry is Ringing," "The Flag of Liberty," "God Save the Peo- p'e," "Truth's Approaching Triumph," 'The Engine of Reform," "The Alarm Beat," "A Drowning Cry," "That Hon est Dollar." "Our Line of Defense," "The Home of Liberty," "The Taxpayers Settle the Bills," "Iff Were a Voice," "Plenty of Room," etc., etc. This is in deed a remarkable collection of songs. Send thirty cents for sample copy. Armageddon, our popular song book, copyrighted in the United States and Great Britain, has ran through the first edition and a second edition is now ready. This is a book that should be in every home, as well as in every Alliance, Legion, trade union and reform club. It is a book that, used in this campaign and that of next year, will be a great power in arousing the people and educat ing them. There is nothing like good songs to get the truth into prejudiced hearts and minds. Send to this office for a sample copy of the book. Is Maryland the Democratic party is split up by the Civil Service Reform and anti-monopoly element, and the Republi cans thiuk they see a chance to win. So there was a desperate scramble for the gubernational nomination at the recent Republican convention and all political art was resorted to to catch the divided Democrats. Even a half-and-half tariff plank was ruled out, so as not to repel them. Believe in right. Right is infinite. Right is divine. Right is the will, the wisdom and the power of God. Right is the order and force of the universe. Wrong can not stand in its presence. Wrong lives only by deception, and de. ception is passing away. AMOMO OUR EXCHANGES Thesubject of proportional representa tion is one that deserves consideration from the people who believe in equa rights. It is a just way and one that none can denounce as unfair. Take Ne braska for instance, she has six represen tatives out of a total vote of 210,000, or 35;000 votes for every representative. Of the congressmen, the Republicans have five and Populists one. By pro portional representation, the Populists according to their vote should have had two, the Democrats one and the Republi cans three. The way we have of elect ing at present gives the reform element one representative for about 100,000 votes while the Republicans have five for the rest. Nor would it be hard to secure a representation on these plans. A voter could cast his ballot for the representa tive and then vote his preference froir the other candidates, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice and soon. The man re ceiving the most votes would be the first elected, and the second conld take the votes he received and add them to his first preferences vote and the one having the highest would be the second one elected and so on until all were elect ed. True, the Republicans would lose by so doing in this state, but they would gain in other states. The minority cer tainly should be represented and by a system of proportional representation they would have a representative. Pro portional representation is one of the coming reforms and should be enacted in the laws of the land as soon as possible. Howells Journal. This is the deadly foe to Populism. Fu sion has more lives than fifty cats. The theory is so captivating, so easy to suc ceed. W7hy, see, it is like this: Here are 10,000 Republicans, 5,000 Democrats, and 7,000 Populists. Now. all there is to do for the Pops aud Denis to combine and they have 2,000 majority. Why, it is just as easy as to roll'off a log. Last fall the state convention declared agaiust fusion; the state committee ignored the action of the state convention, and com pelled, despite the opposition of the gov ernor, one-half of the Arapahoe county Populist ticket to withdraw to give place to an equal number of Democrats. The fight which before that had been one of principle, was reduced to a scramble for the offices, and the Pops and Dems got left as they ought. And yet, this next fall, the same set of fools will insist on fusion, as our only and sure hope of success. Our Nation's Crises. Populism, as a principle, demands that all class distinctions be leveled; that no special privileges shall exist; that no in industry be favored at theexpense of an other; that all shall have a voice in the government, and that all shall rule for the good of all; that no chosen few shall arrogate to themselves all the powers and the benefits of government; that no monopoly shall live; that trade shall be free and taxes equal; justice be prompt and rigidly impartial; that the wealth of nature and industry shall remain open to competition not walled in by class laws; that the avenues of social, indus trial and political advancement shall forever be kept open to merit not clos ed up for the exclusive benefit of those who have heretofore succeeded. New Era Standard. Prosperity may be visible to the naked eye of the goldbug monopolists in the east, but it would require a powerful telescope to observe it in this country, with oats selling at 12 cents a bushel and mortgage holders camping on the neck of the farmers for back interest, New Era Standard. Fusion Means Death Omaha, Neb., August, 1895. Editor Wealth Makers: Through your columns, under the above head, I wish to appeal to all Peo ple's party men, whether they have heretofore affiliated with the party or not, to stop and think. For I have good reason to believe that the principles of reform enunciated and prayed for in our platform, must have early adoption that the agricultural and business inter- ests of this and all states may be saved, from absolute destruction. This has be-? come fully apparent to thousands ot good citizens who deplore the dying pre-V sent aud view with dismay the dead -future In all branches of business enter prise, unless the proper remedies are administered. And one of those remedies