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TO ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
the markets wu not equal to the
market price of the goods. So the peo
ple by millions are out of work, and the
money which ought to be in their hands
ia piled up in the banks. Under the
net profit system ef production panics
and periods of business depression are
i regular, uoaToidable results. The co-
opera tire, Christian system of produc
J tion will alone prevent them, and make
f care, under consumption, and conta-
A- giousor transferable poverty impoasl'
TO TEE POPULISTS OF BEBBASKA-
The conference to be held at Hastings
Nebraska, January 3d,should be attend
ed by every member of the party that
caa possibly come. Matters of great
importance to the people of this state
will be taken under consultation there,
and methods no doubt will be adopted
by which the next campaign can be
' won. Our predictions of a few years
go are being fulfilled to the sorrow of
the masses. The principles embodied
la cur platform are. being accepted by
mote and more people every day of the
a. n. -
year. As time rolls on we are gaming
in membership, and just as soon as we
can demonstrate to the general public
that we are right we will be given the
reins of government. Therefore it
our duty to educate on economic lines,
and to gain faster we must work syste
matically. In order to win the next
campaign we must have a thorough and
working state organization. There
much at stake In the coming cam pal g
and I hope to see the proper interest
manifested In the coming campaign
which If properly guided will be the
starting of tha campaign for 1893.
D. Clem Djuver,
Chairman Ex. Com
B0OK8 KEOEIVED FOE BEVIEW.
(From the Arena Publishing Co-, Boston,
Albert Brisbane: A Mental Blogra
ay, by Redelia Brisbane, pp. 377, cloth
The Finished Creation, and Other
I Poem1', by Benjamin Hathaway, pp. 209,
r ninth f r.
Railways of Europe and America, or
linvArnmfnt Ownprnhln. hvMrs. Marlon
f Todd, pp. 2S5, cloth $1.26; paper 50 cents
f For Today; Poems by Frances Mar
I garet Milne, pp. 137, cloth (100.
Salome Shepard, Reformer, by Helen
M. Winslow, pp. 256, c'o h $1.00; paper
i 50 cents.
An Apccalypse of Life, by W. T,
Cheney, pp 313, cloth $1.25; paper 60
Al; A Social Vision, by Charles S
Daniel, pp. 296, paper 50 cents.
Bondholders and Breadwinners, by
S. a. King, paper zb cents.
Industrial Freedom. Containing four
papers. 1. The Money Question by
John Davis, M. C II. The Railroad
Problem, by Gov. . Lionel A. Sheldon.
III. The Sub-Treasury Plan, by C. O
Post. IV. Should the Government
Own the Railroads? by O. Wood Davis,
pp 60, price 25 cents.
Money. Land and Transportation
Containing three pipers. I. A New
if Declaration of Rights, by Hamlin Gar
1 land. II. The Farmer, Investor, and
1 the Hallway, by U. Wood Davis, in.
1 The Independent Party and Money at
Cost, by R. B. Hassell, pp 64, price 50
Ihe People's Cause. Containing five
papers. I. The Threefold Contention
of Industry, by James Balrd Weaver.
II. The Negro Question In the South,
Dy i nomas n. Watson, ill. TDe Men
ace of Plutocracy, by B. O. Flower. IV,
The Communism of Capital, by John
Davis, M. u. V. The Pending Presi
dential Campaign, bv James H. Kvle
ana xnomas Hi. Watson, price zo cents,
What One of Them Thlnka.
IS HASTINGS, JXeD., Dec. 22, IHW6.
I Editor Alliance-Independent:
lj Dear Sib: In your last Issue 21st,
j inst,you Introduced to your readers,
I under the head, "The Omaha Railroad
jOrgan," a newpaper entitled ''Trade
and Traffic devoted te political economy,
I financial and commercial interests, etc."
l The quotations you make from this
sheet Very clearly show that the politi
cal economist who wrote the article from
which you quote belongs td tbt) bour
geois Bchool of economists the capita
listic school the school best defined
by Subastlen Mercies in his dictionary
f hew words published at Tarla in
I It was not till the 18th century that
.Capitalistic prosperity began to astett
f ltsdf, to acquire a preponderating In
I fluunoo in soblety. It was the social
X predominance of capital that led to the
, French Revolution.
. At the time of the Involution the
1 capitalists were cattle so newly raised
f.l society sthat Merrier thought U
I Aooewary to Introduce and doflno the
Thls is bis definition. ' CapltalUte.
bta word Is well nigh unknown out of
" Fsrls! It designates a monster of
oalth, a bun who ha a heart of Iron,
d no anocMon save metaDlo rn.M
CapktalUtte prosperity U pmflt with
t lab..r f lh ownr. The profit i
plus value approprlakd from the
pWltitlna of labor,
ThWtoHtMlifommitr t aa advo
cate aa4 d fH'lrf ttat tviWm. VVbat
ae says Is la ollr harmony with the
tkoory of his H'hiHS, Dirs his spirit
mi mlhttj of rvewmluf ltffur r wa
tiatly frow taat of our g iat Hrsury of
i Airieuliure, ht rvtly lattruet-
I the farmers la rictto thslr Irg'il
(Vm k hat NhfM farmers fay
e liMMoa ef the "pIUkl vm!tr
j( Ar reading the quotatleas twice
and with dne reflection, my own opin
ion Is that the "political eeonomUr d
Trade ami Traffic la either uuinetra, of
an ignora or a uphooT.
Ojtb or thb Farm iks.
The I fcowcQU of a Thinker.
Editor AU JAKCI-IXDKPKNDKNV:
Dear ilt If you will kindly per-
mn me or use or a little spao
I 1 a . -m . . '
in your rr.uuoie paper i win state
a few of my views as to the Wat
metnods n procedure that, la my
opinion, cw'd be employed to place our,
party In xwitlon to wrest victory
from the fetrporatlen vampires that
have been incut rolling the state institu
tions and plundering the tillers and
toilers. Athe next general election
the voters of this and other states will
have another opportunity of showing
the voters o otter lands whether br
not they are ootnpetent to govern them
selves. It la art open question, which I
kavenot yet aolved, whether our cele
brated Republican form of government
' ".7 JmPr0Vt' 0T th
rohlil gdverntasnts of Europe; for .in
free trade Engfaid and high protected
America the industrial classes are the
ones that recelvo jthe poorest wages,
and the least ef the enjoyments that go
toward making Jh a worth living. And
the question I ha a often asked myself
is, why is this thusj ,
The only anewe Ican find Is this:
"That the wealth-producers of this and
other lands have bt-en misled and divi
ded on the tariff cd other issues. For
the privileged loan trig classes of both
Europe and Amerlc 1 appear to' prosper
as well under a low tariff as under a
high tariff. i J
Will some wealthy laboring man rise
and explain why biCs thus? While
wheat Is quoted at 6V ents per bushel,
and labor goes begjjlug.a drug upon the
market at any prloi methlnks that
the tariff is something like what a man
in the saloon business once told me.
He said when he waa a a Republican
district he was a Rap oljcan, and when
in a Democratic Usiicli he was a Demo
crat, and I thought that man anything
for the dollar. H i
As to the tariff it Is nd indirect
levied for the purpose oi raising
venue to run the goverr ment, and the
only change that can be tiade by the
Democrats is to take lb st tariff off of
one kind of commodities
upon another, or raise pa
md place it
ae and lower
on the other, as the caser
ly be, unless
they should take it isto tielr heads to
raise revenue f or goyernm abt expenses
by levying an income tax; at tax on in
heritance, or a single tax on land.
For weeks and months' the wages of
the mechanics and laborers there been
gradually declining, as! well as the
products of the farm. In;tbe past the
wages of the workingmen la fthe cities
and triwns have only bee o maintained
by the constant efforts of lbr organi
zations. But new many bodies of work-
ngmenhave had to disown' i through
ack of employment, thus leading them
an easy prey to the vulture '- that live
on the toll of others, and it la apparent
to me most careless observer that
thousands of honest men, woiien and
children will have to appeal to the
charity of the public for break this
winter, and that in a land that lias pro
duced plenty for all.
Men, arouse yourselves to action.'
This universal stagnation in bus iess is
not the result of chance, but hail been
brought about by the dishonesty of pub
lic officials. It is not necessary t" here
enumerate them; you are fully oc over-
sant with what has taken place In Uhls
state. And now I will state my, ylews
as to how I think we can bscome united
for a successful campaign In 1894. Let
us when we meet ia conference in the
city of Hastings January 3d, be . fair in
our actions and liberal in our views.
Let us extend the hand of fellowship to
til of the organized and nnortmnf.
workers throughout the state, and let
us ask them to select honest men to rep
resent them. Then let us have a confer
enoeof the different committees that
would be thus chosen, with the stat
central committee of the party, and let
us try and unite upon a state platform
for 1891 that will insure the laboring
classes of this state just representation
In the next campaign on the state ticket
and the different county tlcktta
I think that the time is about ripe for
success, provided we are fair with each
other. Let u when we attend the con
ference in Hastings go prepared to stay
iwo or inree uajs ai least, ana do our
work In such a munnor that it will add
strength to our cause, I now that
there will b some men present that
will went to rush everything through
in a hurry, and adjourn, but let me say
la aUltton that careful deliberation
and jut action with all will Insure us
8)KM'm la !!!, Yours for sure.
J. V. Wolfe's big tale "ad-eame la ux
ale for this Um; but look out far It
aett wjk. IKo't forgel tht time, JB
nary 11th. Make preparation t at
tad this tale as It will ha the bf.Hffr-
tng uf Toland C'hlaa hoys vr M!d ia
thewt.t and M g4 as any ttd
asywhvre, Mr, Vulf bujs Vh lt,
ri-iardlfw ef prlee.and puts all his so.
sons crop of jousg sows and ah,.ut
teaty oij ua la his sale. ) ,r the
bf4lif ol at hsrj sn to klnt for
ea'alifu. Addrsss U 3" n.
Clipped From Our Exchanges.
Cleveland's "tidal wave of prosper
ity" that was to follow the refal of the
silver law is ejlgntly overiue. But
everybody is anxious that Uj should
frove a true prophet Sutton Register.
We read of the "stone ace," the
"bronze age," the "Iron age," r'age of
sieelj" etc , and now all these hive been
succeeded by the "bond age," kai the
bondage gives good promise Of being
more distinctly characteristic than any
of its predecessors. Loep ValleV AU1-
The bankinf and currency conuilttee
has asked the national bankers vbat
they want to make them happy. IThey
reply that they want the national gov
ernment to go out of the financial busi
ness entirely and
ture over to the
well the common
urn money manfefac-
batlonal banks. It is
people should Kaow
what the money power desire. Rooky
There if one thing we want every
every Populist reader of the Journal to
make a note of, and It Is this: Tie
Populists have saved the state the vast
sum of $1,318,948.80. You will find te
facts set forth on our first page, ia the
letter of Assistant Secretary of Stats
Zercher. .Remember this, because vote
want to be prepared for thataddlp
pated, pin-headed, chronic Republics
neighbor, that whines out every dayj
"Well, what have 'you Populists done
anyway?" Ottawa, (Kan.) Journal.
This Is a great and powerful govern
ment, but there is one thing It cannot
Ido it cannot create money. John G.
Will John please tell what nation it is
pat can create money? If no nation
man create it, wherf did the money come
rom? Did it grow? Did It just spring
rs spontaneously? Did &od make It?
f so, don't you thick that congress took
sonsiderable responsibility upon Itself
hen it demonetized one-haif of God's
noney In 1873 can Europe make
enoney and we not?, John, you are an
bid foil. Alliance Gazette, Kansas.
During the meeting of the American
deration of Labor, held in Chicago
I last week, the Common Council passed
A resolution tendering the delegates a
hlanquet, and appropriating $1,000 for
t hat purpose. To the credit of the
i elegates the 0 proper was promptly
r ejected, and the oouncllmen told to
g ive the money to the suffering poor of
t aeir city. In sharji contrast with this
elctioa of these right hearted workmen
clmes the account of a magnificent
rivel of New York's 400, described as
bh far the grandesi ever held. Hun-
3eds of thousands of dollars were
uandered by these luxuriant dudes
d dudlnes in wines, dresses and the
rllchest of menus for one night's dissipa
tion, while hundreds of thousands of
hAnest workingmen are suffering for
tlfle bare necessaries of life. These are
thSe class of people who profit by two-biDshel-of-wheat
dollars. We wonder if
thuey see the handwriting on the wall.
Fifrm, Field & Fireside.
s a gold-bug prophet old Grover is
ake. Just get his message to con
ies last August and read it over
in; see what predictions he made;
he charged the financial troubles
silver; hew he said an honest 100
t dollar would restore confidence and
idlt; how much more appreciative
lzn countries were of gold than we
e. and It had left lis on account of
using silver under the Sherman
; how quickly gold would return to
f the law was repealed; how much
sperlty depended upon the business
irestsof the country; how the wise
nciers, (the in'ersvgtcd bankers) do
id repeal; .how wfce and far-
was, antf. then vf)m pare
with tne ;re8uiis. uaraex,
s, money scarcer, gold leaving in
e Quantities, one shipment last
k of 1 1,700,000, the hoarding of the
ev in the east, and the trouble
attributed to the proposed revision
he tariff. Verily, is Grover, th
-bug prophet, an orfcole of wondcr-
vitdom, of far-reaohlng perceptive
ties and deep penetration of mind
te Democrat. I
County Atllanue Meeting
e Clay County Farmers' Alliance
meet In Clay Center, Nebraska.
try 0, ISM- Following Is the pro-
Jres Logan Mcrtejoulds,
il-lly Hutton tle Uiuo.
r-Uy N. M. Graham.
auiwlon Hy K. O. Hrowa, George
r-ly L B. J oh a son
iuUu-uy A, r. nanuaii, a.
-i-Ilt H. M. KMi-r.
u.lon-ly V. M, Hrowa. l. I.
a-L Uo km,
f-Hy Huttoo tJI.it Club.
nU-J l iMif'
ri. U Uhapwan.
nuUm-ny uuaibure of Clay
wrU-M'f C mwllW'S.
K. T. WW, tha rnvaa.
fat.-tUt l'rmtn urtvr,
lift lf I w " - - - "
vrarly iyW ri U TR AUh
intii-t'aKl'KMT hiwa lh lh
ivu.h. r and tb U day of
nt.libtp a thoroutand Lfi
It, rthir I'ls", suottrses, woro
We make a specialty of this
line and can give you some
I To be found in the city.
We also carry a line from
$3,00 to $7.50
Which cannot be beat.
1 125 0 8t.v Lincoln.
from ten dlffernt
slresl wblob be now offers at privaus sale.
rrwtrlng all bis eprlag sows for a public sal
Jan. ft. These pigs are choice individuals and
cholifiy brad. Are such aire as (Ment, 11
147; Wolfo'i Wl!k's S5&0. be by Ociy Wllke2nd.
17,7771 hat reo-ntlr sold for SB50 00, and other
notediioars. The dann are equally good and
chocla'nU of W likes, TecumHeh, Van Dee and
U. 8. iiood. Come and see, or write for what
K8 FOR THE MASSES.
It ip facts, Information, education
that tbj people need, and the circulation
of the oks written to expose monopoly
oppresaW and show what is just, Is a
fundamental, essential part of our work.
We shal have our editor go through
reform nooks and select the best for our
readers. Below is the beginning of our
Hit. More, will be added as soon ae
they can foe reviewed.
Get thee books and our paper as fast
as you cat la to the hands of the people,
friends. ;Buy, read and circulate.
Address ail orders to the
Alliance j Publishing Company.
A Co-oj?erativo Commonwealth.
by lWrence gronlund.
A book for 1 Who believe the competitive
commercial StruKKle should be superseded by
a Just economic sytttem of production and dis
tribution. A took alHO for those who believe
competition necessary. Postpaid, paper covers
Eirors in Out Monetary Systeoi end the
BY JtARY E. HOBAET.
25 cents. We tave not yet seen this book,
but the edltoB f The Coming Nation very
strongly recomfliencls It.
Tha- Duties nf Man
BY IMEPH MA2ZI5I.
The great Italian whose heart embraced the
world and whose thoughts will never die. He
uvea ana sunen-q lor tne industrial and politi
ca( emancipation, of the maoses. Postpaid, 15
"fclsHBm front Oenesi's to Psvelstion.
BT RH". M SPRAOTJE
This V.V ooutaluS tbe fullest arRiiment for
and agaJnst Social am of any Amorican book.
Kullof BWllstlos'om the Kre.itent political
economllSv A bk that should be read by
ministers anwrtstiaus especially. Cloth
ouly. Si 75
Six Centuries of Work and Wages.
y J. 8. THROLn ROGERS, M P.
AbrldKd with chart and summary. The facta
ami theihiuifhtummryof U larse viumta.
A hlurln collection o! mmv valuable fcfor-
matlon beaMnson the t rewot rlsl, by Rev.
W. l. P. !! Introduction by Pr,f. K. T.
Kir of the Htata University of Wiiiconsln.
riwr, .t cents.
BV U. O. FLOWER,
Studies In the MK-tal celUr. A minis, thrilling
rnrioi win 1 1 a Aixuaraitor 1'hisb.i uvn
with hlou ym in lb umtunt dUtrtou of
Ihwum. A Imki wuh n must gruy atarite
and arouss uiro. v lota It tw, vr 50 oeu w.
MY KDVVAKl) H I.LAMY
A book no one ran sff.ird to hum raatllne. "It
ha r voiutt-itilsrU ike tttouUt o( tbi'oantrr
ss au t hr iM'oa fc r it.'u." Trauutu
liiio uooriy all Kurtwn lai huimm, a uiwi
ruuriatniurf inrr ih4tlulu to lull llh uf
brawn oa ib srt xwUi problem. MiIIUmi
have aiiAly r4 It aluth (I lu, (Htpvr SO
The tven Financial Conspirsciss.
Y WK!i H. K. V KMKHY
Yl little s, kU a u hl Urnwi ttivula
Hn au4 tnil.iet- la lh tnti AilUu ,
ko ht'W tke Mti NjWr b4 IslkoiW l
t j.luu.l-r A Imm.Ii t ew krowk aat vvr
(HUmJ IMtpaM, KtvU , IMttttH, f lir
Tin Men ef Money Island,
a Y tilt. H r NuMTON.
A tSr btat t aur rrara. It k tftS
Hftlrf wtty tWttu Nvt(!'i Mat
itritt' ft lati it. .-i M,at pawa.
ft li'l, iJ evata, 4 f W t-vuta
Tke KailiJ Q4Kittn,
MY KM LtRKaHKK.
Ya HMaiMi tu ta vm f tkle
b-a. ara fout ail tk AiMrt a tl .
im in-r Imk.i4 ii tke il.kv.i yti
im, U Bt-t ) .k M4 tkta .lt ael
y.ia a lit m iar-UH-kif liilutl a u4 tke
entat -f-lta.ilHi oiMatl.MM uf tke Say.
HH ti W
I Box 329, Lin.
t coin Heo. Has
y a verv mules lot of
jiVPDlani China boars
ALLIANCE LOCATING AGENCY.
Raw prairie and improved farms on go t rmi, all the way from 110 to 1.10
per acre. Address, . TliOMAS 8TEVENSON,
AHiance, Boone County. Neb.
IT BEAT'S RENTING!
If you want a good farm and home on
easy payments, address
P. H. MARL AY.
Hason City, Neb.
lias for sale at special prices desirable homes, smooth lots, business blocks and
acre tracts near ail t e college buildings in Lincoln. Farm land for sale
or trade in all parts of the state. If you want to sell or trade list
your property. All correspondence answered promptly.
JOHN J. GILLILAN.
JOHN B. WKIGHT,
F. E. JOHNSON,
OF IaINOOIaN, NEB.
First ! National ; Bank,
N. S. HARWOOD,
1124 0 Street,
Dinner and Tea Sets,
Glassware, &c., &c., &c.
DOLLS, TOYS, TOY FURNITURE, &C-
We have the goods-We have the prices.
See Us Firs Then Look Around.
Goods Delivered to
J. H. McCLAT,
2 5 0,0 O O.
- - $400,000,
O. 8. LIPPINCOTT,
F.M.COOK, Aas't Cashier.
Cashier. H. 8. FREEMAN,
Any Part of the City.
OHAS A. BROAD.
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