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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
FEBRUARY 9, 18 J3.
An.rrnist Writes a Book. Ha Wants
All Law and Government Abolished,
4JD 8B0WS HOW TO DO IT,
1 A H.w of the VVoik kr CelT HOW
ard Oibson, in Which He Show
Up lu Eirors.
- Why Gownnent at All?
" Why Government at all." (Pub-
tUhedfrC.lL Kerr Si Co., Chicago,
; b W. n. Van Ornum, is affirmed by
the author to be 'A Philosophical .Ex
amination of the Principle of Human
.Government, involving an analsis of
iaa ennatltuflnta of societv and la con
sideration of the prlnolpiee and pur
pawl nf all human aagociatlons w flcn
d The author laforms us that ha was,
prior to the summer of 1890, a believer
(a the Slnglo Tax remedy, iiecorains;
Mum ninvlftftid of its worthleasnoss, he
naturally began to search for some
thing better, and continned his studies
till he had perfected. In his own mind,
plan of relief, the only natural, phil
osophical, sufficient remedy lor sacia.
. His book contains it, togother with
what he considers a destructive criti
cism of tho plans of his predecessors.
Proud hon, Marx, George, Bellamy,and
. ail who uphold the nationalization of
monopolies. Thoso world famous
thinkers and writers no doubt meant
roll, but, to our author's mind, they
were superficial and Ignorant. ;
The self confidence of their critic
would be grand If based on correspond
ing ability. Dut wo are sorry to be
obliged to add that he is markedly de
ftelent in the critical faculty, the power
to peroeve , clearly and analyze thor
oughly. He has built with much labor
upon a falso foundation. The funda
mental error of his work Is the absurd
notion that all men are equal not t aim
ply la tholr needs and rights, as all of
us pe-eelve, but In individual power
to defend and preserve those rights.
lie tees as clearly as any ono the
misery which "man' Inhumanity to
nan" produces, but he foolishly sup
poses that Individuals if net restrained
would never selfishly or ignorantly dis
regard ono another s rights. He traces
' present disregard of equal rights not
to its primary source m unrestralnod
Individual wills, but to an impersonal,
Inhuman monster called law. J
Eaca individual must be absolutely,
unrestrictedly free, free to kill, Iron to
steal, free to enclave, free from all fear
of law, then all men will bo angelical
ly inclined. We have only our author's
word for this, supported by the similar
"belief of a few hundred anarchists,- but
wo must remember it U. tho word of a
philosopher who has discovered that'
all other philosophers are practically
fools. "So far as I am aware," ho says,
"no social philosopher has ever suffici
ently grasped that one grand fact, that
lender a perfect freedom or the individ
ual, a practical equality between in
dividuals is assured." His road to the
paradise of liberty Is short, and, -1 he
thinks, not rocky. We have to only
f:rasp his "grand fact," use it for a po
ttical platform, elect on it a majority
"tjt representative anarchist candidates
(!) and instruct thorn to veto against
appropriating any public money or
levying taxes for the support of the
government. Tho whole fabrlo of hu
man law would go to pieces almost In
stantly as tho result, executive offictrs
from the president down, judge and
Legislators, city counsellors, school
commissioners, pathmasters, and all
public servants, unable to serve with
out pay, would '"go a fishing." With
tho laws of property' thus aboiishcd"the
debtor becomes discharged of both
principal and interest; the tenant far
mer becomes at ouce the rightful free
hold Droorletor without rent or mir-
chaec; the occupant of city or village
household will bo Its proprietor not
withstanding any adverse claim" of the
nan whose tabor may fiate built the house',
"stocks, titles aod securities of all
kinds, which are now the meant of en
slavement, will become at onco the
active means for restitution, redistri
bution, and equalization of . wealth."
'Not one of tho great fortunes ran bo
maintained tor a week. They will van
ton. like a bubble when it is pricked."
Ana ail wis our author fancies can
bo done peacefully lie admits that
the rich will cry out against "this
spoliation," and that sone who have
no right to property In equity might
steal, liut tney would steui, be thinks,
only irom trio ricn wno nave no prop
erty rignw, no laoor equity. The peo
ple would not hoar the cry of the rich.
anqumoy uiu tney wouia nave no
right to restrain the freedom of the
thieves. Our author lives In Chicago.
Let him think (or a moment what that
. city would be in a week if the more
brutal, degraded classes knew that law
. was at an end, that no individual could
be restrained by official power.
Inequalities of individual power and
a disposition on tho part of the strong
to take advantago of, prey upon and
, enslave tho weak, were tho Individual
conditions which preceded law. The
historic: truth that tho weak i became
eubjeefcto tho strong, is a fact that
leaves no philosophic basis for present
anarchism. Anarchism, no law, Is tho
original siato. despotism : was - the
aatural, immediate uccessor or result
of anarchism Democracy, a child vet,
bad its birth in an enlightened rebellion
against despotism. But light comes
slowly. Despotism in a sneaking way
uu Diues oeuina popular ignorance,
JPopuiar ignorance, difference of opln
ion as to what constitutes justice and
equal natural rignts. cannot all bo re
moved in a week, a month a year or
century. And until the people know
what is just they cannot obtain what is
lust, irom laws despotic or just thero
Is no escape.
Voluntary industrial co-opera' Ion
which our anarchist author oe'leves
in, necessitates In large undertakings
the temporary subjection of Individual
opinion to tha will and wisdom of the
majority, whenever the individual dif
fer and it unable to convince the real
that be I rijjht So government
meant neceary agreement, and Is
evolved naturally from voluntary co
, There is cnot a little truth in this
anarchist book, and it errors are so
apparent that it can do butlittle harm,
1 le author will do bette-, valuable
work when be ho learned to reason
with preater care, and bu ducovered
the solid foundations.
GfcOItCE HOWARD JIBS?.
SKETCHES OF LEGISLATORS.
fcliort Blocvaphicat Sketehe of Sen
ton and Repreweatative.
Hi Darner was born la Muskig'
County. Ohio. June 11 1841. He
was raised on a farm, receiving a com
mon school , education ' In his native
state and Iawa to which latter state
be removed with his pa'cnts In 1&-1
Young Darner commenced preaching
at the ago of 20, becoming a regularly
ordained minister In the Christian
church. He kopton preaohlag until
1872, and at tho same tlmo lived on
and maintained oa Iowa farm. At that
time he loft tho farm and devoted his
entire time to tho ministry. In 1335
he removed to Nebraska, settling at
Cozad. Dawson' county, where he has
lived since u resident pastor.
Senator Darner baa never been con
neoted with politics In any way. He is
an old-time greenbacker and has always
been Independent. He jolnod the new
movement as soon as it started, and
last fall was nominated by the Inde
pendents for state senator and elected.
le Is tho leader of the independents on
tho floor of the senate.
Geo. N. Smith was born in Goffs-
town, N. n., Oct 30, 1843. Like most
of the independents he was brought
up on a farm receiving a common
school education. Entered tho ssrvice
of tho First New Hampshire Artillery.
Left the service at the close of the war
and was married in 1969. Kept a ho
tel in Woodstock, Vt.. for two years.
Returned to New Hampshire, working
on a railroad one year and farming for
years. It was during this time that be
was elected a selectman for his town
on the union labor or aatt monopoly
ticket, in the very dawn of the move
ment twenty-five years ago. Came to
Nebraska twenty-two years ago, tak
ing .up a notnosteaa in isuuaio county.
which was little better then than a
howling wilderness. He still lives on
that original homestead.
In politics he was an anti-monopolist
until the bi'gluning of the new move
ment ia law. in that year ho was
nominated and elected to the state
senate. He was ono of tbo"loyal soven-
ken." He is now president of the Buf
falo County Alliance. List fall he was
re-elected senator by a good majority.
' DEAL OF CUSTER.
C. W. Bcal was born in Audrain Coun
ty, Mo , Apr. 25, 18(10. He was raised
on a farm, attending common school
In winter, Attended Hillsdale (Mieh.)
college for four years, from 1831 to '86.
Returning home he taught school ono
year and then removed to Custer Coun
ty, Feb., '67 where he continued te acti
ng lor three yearg more.
0u6ter county. It will be rembered
was one of the first in tho state to de
clare for independent political action
aad Mr Beal did much toward brini
ng about that result In 1889 he was
elected president of the, Cusier County
Alliance, a position wmth he still oc
cupies. H wus also for one year mem
ber of tho state executive committee
of the Alliance. In 1889 he was ebosen
by a stock company to run tho "Alli
ance Motor," at Broken Bow. After
wards be bought the paper and chau fir
ed it to the Custer Ci unty Beacon of
which- he is still editor. Last fall he
was taken up by the Independents of
nis county ana elected to tho legisla
ture. DOBSON OP FILLMORR.
R'chard Dobson. otherwise known as
'Orator Dick" is a man who has
soen something of the world. He
was born in England in 1816; olucatcd
in tho British public schools; came to
America in 1S3. stayi- e m New York
the first Bummer, going to Illinois dur
ing the winter and on to California
the next spring. Stayed in California
for three years, working in the gold
mines ana on tho Central l'acifio rail
road. He then retrned to New York,
where he married and settle down
for two years on farm. Went to Illi
nois and farmed for two years more.
In 1871 he came to Fillmore countv.
Nebraska, where he has remained over
Mr. Dobson has been an Independent
in politics since 1881. In 1890 ho was
elected to the legislature where he has
become known as as the oratar of the
ooay. ue was tee only independent
eiocioa in nis county tnis year.
Henry F. Rhodes of Valley Is rapidly
developing into ono of the foremost
leader of the independents on the
door of the house. He was born in
Ithaca, New York, April 18, 1856. Re
ceived a good education. Came to Ne
braska in 1878, sottling In Dousrlas
county. Was deputy county treasurer
of that county for four years. Went to
Valley county in .1886, settUnff' on
farm west of Ord were ho has lived
. . Mr, Rhodes has been quite active in
Alliance work, ana this rail was elect
ed by the Independents to the legisla
ture. He is still a youug man and one
wno certainly has a luture beiore him.
To those of our readers who wish to
read tho Dak otaRuralist (Pres. Loucks
paper) we can sav6 nearly ha1 tho sub
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Lincoln Nebraska. ,
Continued fro Flrtt l'agt.
Number of different industries 77.
" manfing t-sUhlihments. .C2H
ha-. cu employed 7.533
Total wagts paid ,7fi7.482.
" capital invested 115.626,160.
" cost of material used. .S27.779.394.
value Of products 138,061,523.
The following is a carefully prepared
list of the manufacturing interest of
Nebraska s capital city:
Claxs. No. of Kirma
Claw. No. mnn
Artificial ton . .I
names and addle-
Marble, granit, etc..
Mantles aad cabinet
Pattern and model.
Hollers enzlnr. etc.. 5
Bras and Iron work?
llotler and steam
Alton.. . .: I
Ttrooma. . 1
Cornice, etc 3
Curtain and dra-
Hto?e polish 1
Cracker and ra km . I
Tent aad awnluga..3
Tabl 1 condiment...,
Trunk and valtae.,
Umbrellas and para
ol IniKand chemi
r uiur and mill stuffs X
KuKgie and care..
O lores I
Hone collars 2
The national census bulletin for 1800
give the following facts concerning
Lincoln's manufac tmrlng industries
Number of different industries. . . , . .38
". "establishment : 117
Hands employed 1,619
waees paid i9.16.675.
Capital Invested $1,914 889
Cost of material used l 278,863.
value of product $3,018,837.
The manufacturing industries of the
state are by no means confined to these
arge cities. They are scattered all
over the sttto. Almost every county
seat has a number of enterprising .es
tablishments. Complete statistics con
cerning these are not accessible. The
writer has by personal inquiry made
the following list f industries in a
number of thriving towns While the
1st is incomplete, It is believed to be
entirely reliable so far as It goes:
Cotton mill with capital of half a
million, 0 1' meal mill, ft mrlng mill,
canning factory, plow factory, paper
mill, bottling works, brick, ico indus
try and foundry. r
Great sugar factory, canning, cream
ery, brewery, five clar factories, foun
dry and mac line shops, brooms, press
ed brick and ico.
Plow factory, foundry, flour mills,
distillery, soap, cigars, brick, brewery.
FREMONT. ' "
Creamery, foundry, carriage, factory,
brewery, canning factory, brick and
tbe great twine factory.
Flouring mills, and very large lee
business. , 1
Windmills, brooms, cigars ' and
Three wagon factories, cigars, briok,
flour, iron works
Karge fl firing mills, brick, ice and
caunli g factory.
Creamery, windmills, nurseries, foun
dry, and machine slops aa 1 Hoar.
Has the largest ocher paint factory In
the world, brewery nd flouring mills.
Chase Manufacturing Co., which
make sewing macnines, windmills
and and a number of other articles; also
brick factory and patent hog trough
Washing machines, buggies, cigars,
confectionary, cement works, shirt fao
lory, book bindery, paying brick, build
ing brick, windmills, mill stomas, barb
wire, oat meal, fl ur, canning factory,
paper mill, boots and shoes, statch,
tile, Ice, rooperagi, bottling works,
three foundries, paper bags and plant 1 g
mills. A brewery will soon be In ope
Very large sorghum factory and one
of the largest creameries In the west.
At Steel city there are extensive pot
Schuyler has very large flouring
mills and a brewery.
Osceola has a creamery, flouring
mills, and brick yards.
Stromsburg makes windmills, and a
great many brick.
Loup City has a creamery.
Norfolk has a great, beet sugar fao
tory and other industries.
Sutton has a large creamery
This list mght be greatly extended
but it is net necessary. Enough has
been said to show how rapidly the
manufacturing industries have deyel
Ofed In the atato.
It Is of course impossible to give
more than an estimate of the capital
invested, ma'erials used, and products
of factories outside of Omaha and Lin
coin. ... -
It would certainly bo fair to assume
that they are at least three times as
great as thoso given in the census bul
letinfor Llnooln. This ia certainly 1
low estimate. Under ' this supposl
lion the figures of the whole state
Capital invested 23,255,725.
Materials used . t32,8M,46
Value of products S51,03S,871
These are the values of materials
and products at the factories. The cost
of shipping the materials to the factory
has been included, but the cost of step
ping the product to the consumers has
not. Tbeee are the mailc-a. ia which
' We are n iw interested. Withou t go
ing farther into the question, the read
er can plainly sfe from the great ag
gregate of materials used and pro iucta
turned out that the matter of freight
rates in connection with these maou
ficturiog Industrie Is one ef immense
importance to the people. We have no
statistics with which to carry out the
discussion to positive conclusions, but
an estimate will be at least inatructive
Let us suppose that only one-third
of the materials used came to the fac
tories by rail, and that only one-half
of the products are ahipped out by rail
We havo 136,483,000 of products aod
materials on which somebody ays the
Now nearly all the materials used
and a large share of ' the products
turned out are bulky, and costly to ship,
so that the freight rates are a consider
able element in the cost to the con
sumer. A reduction of freights rates
equal to one- hundredth part of these
materials and "products would be a
saving of about 8365.000. A reduction
equal to 3 per cent of the cost would be
a saving of over one million dollars to
to the people of Nebraska.
The benefit of such a reduction would
nearly all go to th consumers of the
siate. The manufacturer adds tho tost
of shipping his materials to the price
of the products and the cost of ship
ping the goods to the consumer is
added to the cost at the factory, so
that the consumers are compelled to
pay tho freight on both the materials
and the products.
But suppose the benefit should go in
part to the manufacturers. It would
act as a stimulus to the development
of manufacturing. It would increase
the capital invested, give employment
to more hands, build up our cities and
make a better home market for the
products of the farms.' Viewed in any
light a reduction of freight rates oh
the articles manufactured in Nebraska
will bo a great benefit and a blessing
to the people of the state
A more important phase of this sub
ject is the effect of high freieht rates
in preventing the development of man
facturlng industries. This phase of
the eubject will be discussed in our
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them this winter. Eucher, whist, high
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Uity Y assenger Agent.
The Wayne Journal, one of the best
papers In Wayne county, Nebraska Is
offered fo sale at a great bargain. Mr.
Simon, its editor and proprietor, ex
pects to go south a a for this reason
offers his plant for sale at a bargain.
Terms v suit. Address,
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Homes and Irrigated Parma, Gardens
and Orchards in the Celebrated Bear
River Vallc on the Main Lines ei the
' Union Pacitic and Central Pacific R. R.
near Corinna and 9gden, Utah.
Splendid location for bosmess and In
dustries of all kinds la the well known
city of Corinne, situated la the middle
ef the valley en the Central Pacific K.R
The lands of the Bear River valley are
now thrown open to settlement by the
construction of the mammoth system of
Irrigation from the Bear lake and river,
St completed by the Bear River Canal
., at a cost of $3.00H,000. The com
pany controls 100,000 acres of these fine
and 3 and owns many lots a?.d business
Iccati- ns In the city ef Corinne, and is
now prepared to sell on easy terms to
settlers and colonies. The climate, soil
and Irrigating facilities are pronounced
unsurpassed by competent Judges who
declare the valley te be the Paradise of
the Farmer, Fruit Grower and Stock
Raiser. Nice social surroundings, good
schools and churches at Corinne City,
and Home Markets exist for every kind
of farm and garden produce in the
neighboring cities of Ogdea and Salt
Lake, and in the great mining camps.
Lands will be shown (mm thel
tice ef the Company at Corilnae. 15tf
Prices lower than the lowest when quality is considered. AH eelict animals
to mtke a cholo from. Ome and be convinced thit 1 mean buiiaess. LMig time,
email profits and good horses may Iw expected.
ALLEN ROOT. 8tock Ageitt, Kebrarta State
Farmer' Alliance. OtBce and financial
SHIP YOUR OWN STOGK.
ALLEN ROOT AND COMPANY,
LIYE SfOCK COMMISSION MFRCHAHTS.
South Omaha, Neb., Room 220 Exchange Building.
Before You Snip Bend for (he Market.
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Our Bqok List
Our list of choice literature
reliable reform books, by the most noted writers. If you want to
keep posted on the great questions before the American people you
should consult the authorities. We name below a number of the
best books published.
Gen. J. B. Weaver, A Call to Action.
should be read by every one, send
Stickney, The Kail road Problem. 4
year is this great book on the railway problem by a railway
president. Cloth edition has 11 illustrative diagrams $ .50
Hamlin Garland. Mr. Garland is
our times, and his pen speaks eloquently in behalf of the toiling
masses. The following are some of his best works:
"Jason Edwards," Treating of Farm and Factory, $'.50
"Main Travelled Road,' Six short stories, .50
"A Member of the Third House." The lobby in politics, ...... .50
Ignatius Donnkm,Y, Caesars Column,
"Dr. Huguet," Southern story with
Opik P. Read. Among American humorists Mr. Read stands at
the head, and "as a little humor now and then, Is relished by
the best of men" we add two of his books to our list. They
are clean and pure, aad are worthy of a place in every library.
"A Kentwky Colonel,". 50
"Emmet Bonlore," A newspaper man '.50
Copley Square Skries, 'Comprising
"Bond Holders and Bread Winners," King 25
"Money, Land and Transportation," three essays .25
"Industrial Freedom," Four articles from noted authors... .... .25
"Esau, or The Bankers Victim," Bland .25
Miscellaneous and special ; '
"Whither are we Drifting," Willey
"The Farmers' Side," Senator Peffer
"The Coming Climax," Hubbard,
"The Great Red Drasjon " Woolfolk,
'T .iualrinr RutMruratwl " TLqIIq mi
Su vniua, auwn u ,wai.aa'u j
"A Financial Catechism," Brice...
"A Tramp in Society," Cowdtry . . ,
"Pizarro and John Sherman," Mrs.
"Money Monopoly," Baker.
"Labor ami Capital," Kellogg.
"'In Office," Bogy , 25
"Ten Men of Money Island", Norton '. 10
" " " " " German edition 10
"Geld, Schilling," German edition 10
"Seven Financial Conspiracies, ' Emery io
Songs and Music. ;
"Songs of the People." Gibson. Words only 10
"Songsof the People," Published in sheet music.
send for catalogue and prices. They are number one.
"Labor and Alliance Songster," words only. 10 per dox,
" " " " " Music edition 20 by ex
" " " " " " " " b'd covers. .25 '." . .
"Songs of Industry," Howe .25 " "
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