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OUB NEXT ISSUE-
The next issue of The Alliance
Independent will contain a number of
very important articles among which
are the following:
"The Unification of the West and
South," by W. L. Greene. '
"The legal right of the People to
Establish maximum railroad rates," by
"What is Money," by several correspondents.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
Our readers are cordially invited to
send in Bhort letters for publication.
What we prefer in the way of corres
pendence is short news letters, and
brief discussions. It is seldom we can
use long treatises, no matter how well
written they may be.
Kconesey should be the rule of the
next legislature, no matter what party
controls it Especially should this be
true if the independents have a voice in
the control of the two houses. There
is no use denying the fact that two
years im the independents fell far
short of the mark they should have
reached ia the matter of economy. It
is true that they did far better than
previous legislature?. But that is not
enough. The record of the republican
party in Nebraska is a poor yard-stick
for a reform party to measure its
The legislature of 1891 had too many
employees. Employees were put on
the pay roll before they were needed
ana Kept were alter they were no
longer needed. Employees were paid
for double time when they did not de
serve it. Committees, which didn't
need clerks, had them. It is safe to
say that the last senate could have
been run just a? well with half the
number of employees, and the house
with two-thirds the number it actually
Again there is junt as much room for
economy in making the general appro
priations. Two years ago many large
appropriations were needed for extra
ordinary t purposes. Nothing .of the
kind is needed this winter.
Governcr Boyd has done one excel
lent service to the state: He has de
monstrated that the state institutions
can be rnn (with honest officers and em
ployees) for a little over one-half as
much as has been squandered on them
in past years. In 1891, the farmer legis
latcrs had nothing to guide them but
the estimates made up by republican
officials. Now they have something
If a combination should be formed by
the independents and democrats for the
organization of the legislature, one of
Its fundamental ideas should be economy.
A combination on any other basis will
be a detriment instead of an advantage
to the independent party.
Stand by the man who is true to thy
cause. Forsake him not in the day
Beware of the contentious man. He
loveth argument better than truth. He
is a knave that would rob thee of thy
time and temper. Give him a wide
Blessed is the man who hath a light
heart and a clear conscience. He
maketh his fellowmen better and happier.
Watch tho man who saith "every
man has his price," for verily he meas
ureth others by himself.
The hypocrite saith: "I am thy
friend, confide in me." Then he hieth
away to thine enemy and repoateth
what thou hast said. Verily, of all
men in the world he is most to be de-
Beware of the schemer who lieth still
till he sees which way the people are
moving, and then cutteth across lots to
got at the head of tho procession.
Beware of the deceitful man who
looketh intently in one direction while
he planneth to move in another.
Wouldst thou be respected? Then
hold up thy head and show that thou
thinkest well of thvself.
When a traitor dieth and goeth to
his long home, even the devil himself
feels ashamed of his company.
sionaily met. Cable towing and tow
locomotives are also used in a fe
places. The average cost of moving a
too oi freight one mile is 6tatd to be
.W)4c on rivers and 25 per cent less on
How is that for "government owner
ship?" And that in an old-world na
tion that has only for a few years en
joyed the blessing of a republican form
of government. Isn't It about time the
croakers of the United States should
cease crying "impracticable?" If go
ernment ownership and control of
system of waterways is a success in
France why would it not be vastly more
so in the United States? Here we have
more navigable rivers, more level
country, and a canal system would cost
far less than In France. Why has not
such a system been developed In this
country long ago? Simply because
combined capital vested in railroads
will not permit it If the time ever
comes when this country shall be gov
erned in the interests of the great
common people, we will, have a com
plete net work of canals and improved
rivers all owned and controlled by the
If you think your subscription is well
nigh expired don't wait for a notice,
but send in your renewal at once.
If Paddock should by any means be
re-elected the corporations will have a
faithful servant in the United States
senate for the next six years, and the
people will have to foot the bills.
Our extended article on the mone
tary conference is the completest re
port yet published, c It is made up from
the most reliable press reports, and is
published without coloring except that
we have italicized a few words here and
there to call especial attention to them.
THE coming meeting of the State
Alliance will be held in the central
part of the state where the last one
should have been held. It is to be
hoped that the alliances in the western
part of the state will show their appro-
t-'L: '' W tn-nino- out in
Independents, make it a point to see
our representatives and senators-elect
before they come to Lincoln. Talk
with them. Tell them what you expect
of them. Warn them against the dan
gers that beset their legislative -path
way. Stiffen their spinal columns. Give
them words of encouragement. Make
them feel that you expect good things
of them and that you will give them
full credit for what they do. If vou
can't see your members, write to them.
It would bo an excellent idea for in
dependents to get together in mass
meetings and appoint legislative com
mittees to be in Lincoln at the opening
of the session. This can do no possible
harm and may do great good. Every
thing should be done to keep the mem
bers of the legislature in close touch
with the people at home.
FRANCE'S CABAL SYSTEM
The following very interetting de
scription of France's great canal sys
tem is going the rounds of the press:
Interior navagation has long held a
prominent place in the traffic of France,
and it is not surprising to learn that
the length of navigable waterways in
that country is 8,000 miles, of which
650 miles are returned as tidal, 2,100
miles navigable without works, 2 250
miles canalized rivers and 3,000 miles
canals. The ttate looks out for all but
7 per cent of this network, which is there
fore practically free from tolls. This
system of inland navigation has cost
about $300,000,000 for construction and
purchase and 825,000,000 for conces
sions. The annual cost of maintainance
is about $2,600,000, or $325 a mile,
which covers all expenditures whatso
ever. The number of vessels employed
on the waterways is between 15,000 and
16,000; about 26 per cent have a capacity
of 300 tons or more, while more than
half have a capacity exceeding 1,000
tons. Moreover, about 2,000 foreign
boats use French canals each year.
The motive power is now almost en
tirely furnished by draft animals,
although a few steam tugs are used on
Ota and some other
I. D. CHAMBERLAIN.
1. u. Chamberlain, that grand old
war horse in the reform cause, who has
so many sincere friends and admirers
in Nebraska, has sold out the Head
light, and removed to Pueblo, Colora
do, where he takes editorial charge of
the Coming Crisis. We are glad for
his sake to see Brother Chamberlain
enter a field of wider usefulness as a
newspaper man. The Coming Crisis is
one of the leading reform papers of the
west, and under Chamberlain's manage
ment, it is certainly destined to be
come an abler and more influential ad
vocate of the people's cause.
But we sincerely regret to lose
Brother Chamberlain from Nebraska.
His place will be hard to fill. For
many years he has devoted his best
energies to the cause of political and
In season and out of season, he has
worked and talked and planned to serve
the people. No cause ever had a more
staunch and fearless advocate.
For years his paper constituted the
reform press of Nebraska. He fought
the battle of the people in the old
greenback movement, in the anti-mon
opoly movement, in the union labor
movement. He saw all these move-
ments die through the apathy of the
people and the treachery of false
hearted leaders. But his work was
not lost it made possible the present
grander movement. Few people in
Nebraska realize how much the pres
ent movement owes to I. D. Chamberlain.
Two years ago when the alliance
movement sprang up, though ham
berlain saw some men who had be
trayed the older movements thrust
themselves to the front as leaders, he
did not sulk in his tont. He was at
that time at the head of the union
labor party. He used all his in
fluence to swing the rank and file of
that party into line with the new
movement and he succeeded. He then
went to work with all his might to
build up the new movement hoping to
make it strong enough to out live the
treacherous stabs it was destined
sooner or later to receive. Many an
editor in Nebraska will recall the quiet
words of warning he has received from
Chamberlain, and can now realize how
true and timely they were.
Chamberlain has been one of those
prophets of a bett3r time who is not
without honor except in his own
country. Though loved and trusted by
those friends who have known and
understood him, he has suffered the
fate of all pioneer reformers. He
worked to build up a movement which
could not and would not reward him.
Such is tho perversity of mankind. We
sincerely hope that in his new field of
labor, he may secure that recognition
and political preferment which he so
DuriDg the past two years Mr. Cham
berlain has been president of the re
form press association of this state.
As such he has been a tireless worker,
and an efficient officer. He carries
with him to his new home tho sincere
good wishes of all his fellow workers.
May he live long and prosper,
WHAT 13 MONEY?
In a previous article we showed that
money is a material thing, a joint crea
tion of law and labor. The labor re
ferred to as a factor in the creation
money snouia Dy no means De con
founded with the labor employed in
producing the raw material out
which money is made. In the creation
f money labor's part i simplv that of
procuring material, minting coins.
printing bills, etc.
The labor employed in digging gold
silver, and copper separating the pure
metal from the dross, or in the manu
facture of paper is a very different
matter. There is no necessary relation
between the yalue of a piece of money
and the value of the raw material out
of which it is made. In this country
at the present time. A dollar may be
made out of 100 cent's worth of gold
67 cents worth of silver or less than
a cents' worth of paper. The fact that
there is today 100 cents' worth of gold
m the gold dollar is only a result of
legislation. There is nothing neces
sary or fundamental about it. Under
certain other legislative conditions, a
dollar may be made of 100 cents' worth
of silver or 67 cents' worth of gold.
This would result in a short time if we
had the world over free and unlimited
coinage of silver, and a limited forced
coinage of gold such as we have of
silver now. Further it is not necessary
that the dollar should contain 100
cents' worth of either silver or gold
Under proper legislative conditions a
dollar can be made out of ten cents1
worth of gold or silver, a dollar that
will perform every function performed
by a dollar containing 100 cents' worth
of gold, and one that will circu
late at par with a gold dollar of today.
Tho great fundamental principle of
monetary science is this:
The value of the money unit (dollar)
depends upon the ratio between the
number of units (dollars) in circulation
and the volume of business to be done
If every piece of metal money in the
United States should be gathered up
and cast into the depths of the sea,
each piece being replaced with a piece
of legal tender paper money of the same
denomination, the ratio between the
volume of money and the volume of
business would remain the same, aGd
values would be unchanged.
"The term "intrinsic value." is often
used in discussions of money. As the
term is used, it means: commercial
value of the material out of which the
money is made, The word "intrinsic"
is incorrectly used in this sense and
should be discarded altogether. In
fact the first thing necessary to a
thorough understanding of the money
question is for the mind to fully grasp
the idea that the value of money as
such does not in any way depend on the
value of the material of which it
Don't f get to renew.
Snow is four inches deep in Lincoln.
Tom Majors has started a senatorial
Get up a club for The Alliakce-In-
Remember the meeting of the State
Alliance at Grand Island December 20.
The returns indicate that the
Weaver electors polled nearly 1,000.000
votes in the nation.
Don't let the paper stop for a month
before you renew. You can't afford to
miss a single issue.
Congressman McKeighan left for
Washington on Tuesday. Mrs. Mc
Keighan accompanied him.
On our second page appears an editor
ial article on "Landlords and Tenants"
to which we invite special attention.
walt oeeley would HKe to De sec
retary of the senate. If he can't get
that he would like to be Majors' private
secretary and draw a salary of $500.
Harrison's message was submitted
tocongresson Tuesday. It is simply
one long prosperity 6hriek. We will
have more to say of it next week.
The season of the year has now
rived when the interest in alliai
work revives, when debating clubs and
literary societies flourish. The Alli
ance-Indkpehdent will from now til
next spring carry a regular department
in the interest of such societies. Our
intention ia not to furnish "cut atj .
dried" programs, but to make the ' de'
partment helpful and suggestive to
to program committees and others.
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION.
First The International Monetary
Second Kesol ved, That the Indiana
lorm of the Australian ballot is pref
erable to the form used in Nebraska.
SUBJECTS FOR ESSAYS.
First Does it pay to be honest?
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Third The story of a cotton hand
Fourth How to spend the Sabbath..
SUBJECTS FOR SPEECHES.
First The future of American,
Second "Who would befree.himself
must strike the blow." i
Third The World's fair. i
Fourth The use of brains.
1HE Kothschilds frequently visit
America, but only as "sight-seers."
Strange they never get their names in
the papers like other European sight
Readings and recitations should
make up a part of every program of
exercises. But to be a valuable fpat.nro
of an evening's entertainment, thev
Bhouia De wisely selected and thor-1
oughly prepared. Many persons lo.
upon a reading exercise as one that rt
quires very little preparation. They
snouid recollect the old aUo-o
"what is worth doing at all is worth
Don't furnish your enemy with a club
with which to beat out your brains. In
other words don't subscribe for a paper doing well." A reading erercise shoul
inat wonts ior ine interest or your op- be carefully studied, so that the read.
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ueuuuies tnorougniv master of t
language and thought. Then it shout
be studied especially with regard t
me oest method of expressing the
buujo suggestions apply to recii
tations with still greater force. 4
C' 1 1 , l i , i
ouugo buouiu also do made a par oi
every program of exercises. They are
a source oi Inspiration as well asamnf
A PREPLEXED PHILOSOPHER
Henry George has written a new boc
with the above title. Those who ha "
read any of his works, know that Henn
ueorge is not only one of the mostcleai.
n II -I nMn 1 A m . - '
reaiuners, dui one oi the mosu
ra.u6 nuwum muuern limes.
in the present work Mr. George dis-
on the third page of this issue will
be found another most able and timely
contribution on the labor question from
the pen of Mrs. Alice Baughman. The
title of the article is the "Eatabliph
ment of Industrial Peace." Wa W.
peak for it a careful perusal.
UUR old friend B. S. Littlefield, for
merly connected with the State
Laborer, and the Lincoln Daily Sun, is
now publishing the Perkins County
tierald. He is making a newsy local
paper of the Herald, and its editorials
have the true ring. B. S. is a rustler,
and we wish him abundant success.
The monetary conference met again
on Tuesday the 6th and Rothschild
THE COMING STATE ALLIANCE.
If the delegates to the state alliance,
which meets at Grand Island December
20, are wise they will waste no time in
factional disputes, and permit no jeal
ousies or suspicions to warp their better
judgment They should come together
as brothers engaged in a noble work.
The great object of the meeting is to
strengthen and upbuild the order. If
any one comes into that meeting to stir
up dissension or fan the flames of person
al or factional strife, he should be
looked upon as an enemy to the order,
and treated as such.
The future of the order depends large
ly on the election of a good set of offi
cers for the coming year. We do not
desire to make a campaign for or
against any one. For this paper to at
tempt to dictate to the state alliance
would certainly be reprehensible. We
simply want to urge the importance of
exercising cool and unbiased judg
ment, and keeping always in view the
So far as we have been abla to ascer
tain the sentiments, and purposes of
the independent members-elect to the
coming legislature, there is no differ
ence of opinion on this great essential
point: That the independents should
stand solidly together for the election
of an independent Unite d States sena
This is the only consistent course for
them to pursue.
It is the only safe or honorable thing
It is the only course that will reflect
credit on the new party.
The republicans are still hoping and
claiming that they will be able to cor
rupt enough independents to give them
a majority. This is simply a scheme
to create suspicion and jealousy in the
independent ranks. Independents
should beware how they give any cre
dence to these claims. We do not believe
there are any Taylors among the fifty
five men elected.
On the other hand the democrats, in
order to keep up appearances, are
claiming that the independents will
finally flock over to them and vote for
a democratic senator. They certainly
do not expect this. They haven't the
smallest claim on earth to independent
Still there ia no law against "claim
ing," and so long as they can extract
n any comfort from sizing up the inde
pendents as a lot of "chumps," they
are welcome to it.
If the independent members-elect
come to Lincoln with their minds fully
made up to "stand together," and
('keep in the middle of the road," they
will elect some grand leader of their
party to the United States senate.
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"Cheap silver," says the London Stan
dard, "has given us cheap food and raw
materials, and has enabled England to
hold her own in the world far more
easily than her rivals. Nothing would
be so disastrous to our foreign trade as
a sudden rise in silver." This is why
Ernest Seyd was sent over here to buy
enough men like John Sherman to
sneak a bill through conferees demon
etizing silver. And this is why Harri
son, Sherman, Cleveland, and all the
other English dupes and toadies are in
favor of cheap silver today. Cheap
silver means cheap wheat, cheap cattle
and cheap produce of all kinds. Colo
The republican papers are still run
ning Mrs. LeaseVor the senate at a
great rate. Per laps they will persuade
the republican nLmbers of the Kansas
ior4aiAt.nm tovote for her.
withdrew his plan. The American cusses the doctrines of Herbert Spsncei"'
delegates should now withdraw theirs who is the "Perplexed Philosopher"
since they are "working with the PfeHy his teachings concerning '
Jew." Iand- He takes Mr. Spencer severelvi,i
to task for his want of consiston m
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iur-uiawuuui uamaii eome ouii in a mo land question. Incidentally h
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uew uicoo. xi,s uuueurance IS ffreat v eriT.lP.tnnR var nna Tininfa ; -m
improved, but its reputation for
truth and veracity is as bad as ever. It is
an old saying that "you can't strength
en an old rotten fence by whitewash
The alleged demo-independent con
ference held in Lincoln a few nights
ago doesn't appear to have- dtms any
particular harm, but it certainly did
no good. Prominent independents
over the state should cogitate a couple
of times and enumerate about forty
before they decide to tumble into such
pitfalls in the future.
cer a philosophy. But his primary ot
ject as he declares in his introduction
is to defend and advance his land do
trines. IV f
THE INDUSTRIAL LEGION .
The following is what the Non-con
formist has to 6ay concerning the new
people's party organization:
The plans are under wav and will unnn
be in the hands of the state and local
organizers. It is doubtful if anything
u"wu picDcuicu mat win moet a
more hearty response and go forward
with a more vigorous organization than The Ponulnr
will this one. Its objects are plain. ti,0 "J
loftv. rnadv nt LaL are BOie to cca t
cable, necessary, absolutely unassail- Weaver.vote 111 the following statd.25
auio, ami at once appeal to the better ioie wm do added as thev are ar
This work will undoubtedly pr
valuable addition to thA ,onnr-r. - J
literature of the age. It can be seci
ed in paper covers for 50 cents by .
dressing C. L. Webster & Co.. Nt
J. F. Bishop & Son, Lincoln. Net.c'
catalogue of Poland Chinas to bs s i
at a uclion oh Tuesday, December iryV
1892. A choice lot of stvlr i thel
Premium List with rules and ree-li
lations of the Bloomington Poultry ar
r-ut oiock Association holding its fin" i
Annual p-vMHifinn of Dl : i.
uecember 14th to 17th, 1892.
Israel Root, Sec'y.,
judgment of every friend, be he ever so
Enough is known that our friends
can well afford to buckle on their be
longings for a continuation of the fight
in a more orderly, systematic manner
than in the past. It means system.
It means practical politics and educa
tion in political work; in short, instead
of a disorderly attack, it means an
orderly advance upon the enemy's
center that will Inspire confidence in
our ranks and make the campaign a
continuous one instead of spasmodic
just before elections. There is a work
lor everyone to do, and you will shortly
be given an opportunity.
The firm of Stull Bros, of Lincoln,
well known throughout the state are
loaning money on eastern Nebraska
farms at 6 per cent interest. They are
square dealing business men and as
such we recommend them to our read
ers. See their advertisement in this
The East and The West.
The country must look in the future
to the west for progressive ideas. The
conservatism of the east renders it in
capable of dealing with the new prob
lems that have arisen bv reason nf nam
and changed conditions. The west will
Decome the ruling factor in the politics
of the country at no great distance.
The hide-bound policv of thn Altar: 1 f
persisted in will result in a solid wes
politically. Aspiring politicians will
do well to bear this in mind: The west
believes in a broad and national nniim
as contradistinguished from the narrow
andsectionsl policy, so long dominant
at Washington. Kansas Commoner.
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The repeal of the Sherm-niiJ
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advocated by Mr. Sherman, and all
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By all means let thm -i f
S to a,cri8i8 the free and
limited coinage of silver win w
necessity, and the democratic par
confKst. W 1W P81Uon-
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