The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, February 01, 1894, Page 4, Image 4

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Buaineas Manager.
iAdvenisliig Mngr.
"If any man mart fall for me to ra,
Tben seek I not to climb. Another's pain
Iehooeeuotformyood. A golden cbalny
A tot of fcooor. lstoogeod aprlze 1
Te tempt my haety baad to do a wrong
Unto a fellow num. Tble life hata woe (
Bnfflcient, wrought by man's Satanic foe;
And wbo that bath a beart would dare prolong
Or add a aerrow to a stricken aoul
That seek a healing balm to make It wbolel"
My beeomowna the brotherhood of man.
K. L P. i
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No. 2 of Prof. Jones aerie of article,
begun last week, came too late to set
thla week. It will appear In our next
Issue. A communication from Gen.
Vandervoort, commander of the Indus
trial Legion of America, was also re
ceived too late for Iniertlon. Look for
it next week. Among Interesting and
valuable communication! in this Issue
aee one on page 3, entitled "The Secret
Elng In Politic," by Mr. A. B. Flack,
author of "Sir In' up Politic."
The literary contribution are coming
in thick and faat now. Doll your matter
down friend, when you can. We shall
print all we can, bet short communica
tions are prefet red, as a rule. Obserre
what a large amount of original matter
we are setting up, editorial and contrib
uted. Again we want te thank our friends
for sending in new subscslbera, and at
the same time urge that more improve
present leisure to secure new readers
for our paper. County committees
should all do as some are .doing, call a
county meeting and divide off the county
Into school districts and appoint or
secure men to thoroughly canvass the
territory to get our papers Into the
hands of the people. This is necessary,
if we would ' succeed politically. The
enemy is flooding the state with cheap
Republican weeklies. Our papers must
be circulated. '
Fools aid financiers are correlated
terms. The latter class could not exist
if it did not have a vast number of the
former to gull and feed upon.
Stand up for the eastern and foreign
usurer, and compel the willing work
er in Nebraska to frees and starve, or
suicide, or sell their bodies, or beg for
a chanoe at tke chat Ity soup bowl.
It Is time every man gave tie full
strength of his mind to the study ol
causes, fundamental principles, moral
and philosophical solutions for the great
evils which oppress us. Read, reason,
act .
Rev. J. M. Snyder, of Sherman Co.
Is te deliver a week's lecture la Kear
ney county oa questions of the day, be
ginning aboul Kb. 10. Father Snyder
1st esstribuUr to our columns, our
reader will rememNtr.
Kiuiit TNOl'sUND fashionable Ho
Ionian danced with the Math lVgl
meat Infantry atari? all alght Friday
(4 lat week, to keep the city poor from
starving. What a tet and beautiful
thing 1 charity! Let' all deac.
Mn STSan la a Chicago leetur re
cently il la bad to aid a ana
tip ia th stmt ad rob Mas. bat It U
re to staai whale street from yeur
kllow mat. Us h4 Ytrke. the
tlr railway naaete, and others, la
aU wladli eye-
Tua t4 Cuuat cVaoU recently
built a sewer. 1 he euglseer wai tl-
Mate) a 4Wa The lws It4 they
POUld glM II VM tA$,0Uu KtjStlg
the bWa a4 dolsg U wtrh Uw waalie
tt eely et ttfe for a Math Ut
oa Vaa eoatrael work.
It la of the greatet Importance for the
Populist party a a party to master the
money question.
What then, i the money question?
Mnnn!iiion are held, many which
it can be easily demonstrated are lncor
rector imperfect. Out all honest men
will agree tbat what w want is to get
completely out from under the power
of the usurers, so that we shall have all
that oar labor produces and may pro
duce. How can It be done? ,
Some say oy opening the mints to sil
ver. Their theory is tbat gold and sll
ver freely coined will furnish us all the
currency we need, that its volume will
adjust itaelf automatically to tbo other
products of labor, thereby providing an
unfluctuating value measure. The
automatic theory of bimetalllsts and
monemetallist is, however, unsupport
ed by the fact of history. The gold
and silver baae Is not broad enough for
business. The use of paper In addition
to silver and rold i a concession that
there is not, and that there has never
been when gold and silver were most
plentiful, enough of these metaU for
monetary use. The Interest that we
pay, and have alway bad to pay, on
gold, silver and paper money, ha meas
ured our tribute to the money monopoly,
The free coinage of silver, which
we had up to 1873, and bank issue of
paper currency, both state and national,
did not reduce the ' pro rata Interest
The Greenback party, which came In
to existence In the contraction period
of the '70s, educated many thousands to
see that full legal tender paper money
could complete the round of circulation,
making all needed exchanges, and serve
every purpose as money; and tbat as
much currency could be Issued as the
people as a whole, in their government
al capacity, called for; but it did not
propose anything to prevent the money
being monopolized, gathered into few
hands, after It should be once paid out.
It did not aolve the usury or interest
question, therefore. It called for fifty
dollars per capita; but when that volume
through rentals, speculations, corpora
tion dividends, interest and net pronto,
should be drawn mostly into the hands
of the king of commerce, it could pro
pose nothing to prevent increasing
usury tribute. It did not evolve a finan
cial system which would furnish dollars
that could neither appreciate nor de
preciate in purchasing power, and pro
vide by means of it a supply of legal
tender currency equal to all needs, and
always obtainable without usury or in
terest. It gave many of ns our first
lessons in monetary science, but a com
plete flnanelal system, a working system
to out off forever all tribute to usurers,
we have, as Populists, mora recently
It is the perfection of this new finan
cial system which gives ns power to
sucoeed, to win confidence as a party
where the Greenback party failed. But
until our party as a party comprehends
aad everywhere advocates this new
financial system we cannot convince
the great body of thinkers that we are
not dangerous inflationists.
Now let us put aside our prejudices,
if we have any, and consider this fact:
there is no possible way to effectually
and forever prevent the usury or in
terest drain, exoept by government
loans. But by means of government
loans at cost of investigation and caring
for securities, all interest, all per cent
charges above a trifling labor fee, can
be saved to the producers. And this
plan, safeguarded and simple, puts a
stop to wealth concentration, the
great evil, the great danger. National
ize the whole banking business, loans,
deposits snd exchange, and the thing
is dono. The postal savings bank sys
tem of Austria, with its exchange and
clearing system, but minus its Interest
feature, is what we want: and' a central
bank in each county, supplied with a
complete sot of abstracts, can do the
entire loaning business for the county.
By thl finanolal system each county
could hare without Interest all the
capital its oltlxens could advantageously
ase in developing ite resources; and
their entire taxable property, in aJdl
tloa to first mortgages given by the in
dividuals borrowing moaey, would be
absolutely perfvot, riskiest security to
the nation. The county bank officer
would be elected by the people, and
furnish a sufficient bond. And through
the state board of equaMter the n
tlooaJ government would be guided In
the matter of each county's land valurs
Paste aad periods of business depres
sion are aa Inevitable result of the
usury drain. (Usury in the broad sme
includes laterest, rent, dlvldnd and net
profit) I'sury draw a off destroy the
valu power equilibrium wa'oh should
alw)s b preerrved hotweea money ia
the pruduoeM hand aad the geodt ta tte
market. At usury aveuau!t muaet
4 good accumulate, under eoatump
iU Wing lotted pw the pw! ia
equal degree. At kag as the usury
being draa ay ) returned la Uwa,
Psl a4 huelaeee prlyla sh hr't
at bty but ierw4 Ivans meaa aa la
crea ! thus Vturt dria;t4 la brief
pwrM, alth a full tasfiet aad Nt ItuU
if themoeev left ia the hand vt the
people, (t bivvsass uai4 ta W iw
sui'sey, of te irdee aad pile nrw
w4e the market, as!s, or If
not sU period 4 tulas par a1!!,
with a fafMiee spread of puverly, of
aeveeelty su4 each oUer la Nvi4
ine usury cycle. The revolving usury
cycle each advance us nearer the time
of tho ownership of all the laod and
mean of production by a few, who are
thus gradually obtaining lega', despotic
power over the working million, and
over the principal portion of the mid'
die claes. Usury is in the Industrial
Bvstem what a destruction of the cen
trlfugal force would be in the solar sys
tem. It lead to the complete contro
of the eak by the strong, and ef the
atronir bv the still stronger, which
absorbing enslaving process must Ineyl
tably end in an eternal smash. Usury
is in its wealth concentrating process
and final struggle, the power or all evil
cot fusion and anarchy.
"If there be any gain to ba anticipat
ed to be set off attalnst tnis lots ioi rev
enue by lower tariff, it muii come
from Increased importations, ukichwill
Jutt to much diminUh American production
ana bt mo much taken from American labor.
Ex-Hoealter IWd. M. C.
"But the very depression which today
hardens the atrutriflo for the necessaries
of life is In itself the strongest call for
a read just ment of taxes, and tbo a?pbyx-
lauon or proaucuoa adu irtvuo wuiuu
tho confines of the home market de
mande that tkey should be given a lar
lM mA m.a eaKiinlunt Ufa "
Uon. W. L. Wilson, author of the Wil
son bill.
Observe, the Republican scheme is to
wall labor In, that it may have more
work to do; and the Democratic scheme
is to let labor out, tbat it may have
more work to do. Beautifully agreed in
their object, and furiously, successfully
fighting each other to attain it! And
all this effort of each party to show ibe
other party to bs fools aud frauds, will
go on forever, If the people do net
wake up to see that fools and frauds Is
ust what they are.
The American workers, distracted by
the tariff noise, have overlooked the
fact that what they need is not addi
tional burdens, work, but an increase of
pay. It is not alimltationor a widening
of the market, but sufficient money in
prices and wages to empty the market
they have filledi Thtproiutti of labor
would then hi alwayt In demand. We
could have a tariff so high as to wall
out all goods produced in other coun
tries, and if all here worked and equita
bly exchanged their products, with our
unlimited natural resources there is no
reason why we might not increase our
wealth without limit, and all become
rich. It is not the tariff, but inequita
ble wages, monopoly prices and usury
accumulations of the various sorts, which
least ut needy and moneyleit with the
market full. Protection does not pro
tect us. Neither can free trade benefit
us so long as monopolists and parasites
are left to plunder us. If we, the pro
ducers, cannot eommand money suffi
cient for our goods and services under
so-called protection to empty the mar
ket we have filled, how can we be bene
fited by the bringing of other or more
goods into It? The first thing neoessary
s power to empty our own market,
power to all buy back of each other by
equitable exchange what we as a whole
have produced. Until we can do this we
are neither protected nor free. Free
dom to trade without money te buy
with, can be of no value to us. Neither
Is "protection from foreign labor" when
underpaid home labor is destroying us.
The Democratic policy is a scheme to
dispose of goods the plundering class
can not use, goods which they have
taken from us the money needed to
command, in the shape of monopoly-enforced
surplus earnings, net profits, In
terest, rent, etc. And the Republican
scheme is to keep the goods here and
dispose of the plunder surplus in the
form of charity soup, to relieve the mar
ket and keep the workers submissive
aad exger for work at lower wages.
It makes us desperately incensed to
see the plunderer sand the market over
gorged, while millions are starving; and
congress quarrelling over the Republi
can home-plunderers tree-soup, and the
Democratlo more-plunderers', method
of getting rid of the trade asphyxiation,
the glutted market and business paral
ysis, which usury, which enforced In
equitable exohanges, aleoe produce,
Tbere isn't enough economic sense and
honesty in the whole congressional
gang of Republicans aad Democrats to
furateh a reason why they should not
every last one of them be branded a
rogues and incapable, and sent home.
U.. I J- .11
Tua net profit or Interest demanded
by the capitalists, and the rent deman
ded by the landlords, take from the
producer power (money) to empty the
market they hare filled; to the mar
kets are periodically glutted, aad en
fortnid uoder-eossumptloa cuts off the
demand for ltxr. The periods of
bul aee activity with ever raturelng
business paralysis, should be called
usury cjcUs. t'sury la lu various
terms I the cue great artificial obstruc
tion tocoa'taued proapaortty,
'' " "" m
MONvfatT Maa Biuuarvhy, despot
Uat, Irtbut. Is Ikera any loaeet maa
lalhU country its fsvsr it No,
WHat t4 the ttm etae ta who
prvfe to bt ef at ee so aaiUnt to
have us keep ttiti eWet vvry avai'po.y
tept ese, or t, aoj prone valh
nI ef (Hily very weakly aa4 1 perfectly
4Ail eU U.u.! Away with h
P dtt-ee! I'erUh la kisg ff every soil
Wa are their pomloe! eneiale. aad
want avert saaa ta know tat we are
the all ai4ad fa l erprvasers, and
frleadi af the
a eiuprr t vrnr. TnwnBicrrp
The Congregationallst of Bo&ten com
menting on the recent Chicago address
of Mr. Stead. In which ht classed mo
nopolists snd all the rich who prey up
on society with the criminal "Disrepu
tables," eays:
Admitting, a every one does, the
monstrous wickedness of those who ob
tain charters from city .council at a
tenth of their real value, it does not
follow tbat privileges now worth 1200
000,000 were at first worth anything
like that sum, or that those who now
have stock In our city railways get more
than fair returns on their investments
It is hard to see how needed improve
ments in oar cities could be secured
were private capital refused the privi
lege of making them and assuming the
risk on Its venture. Mot every invest
ment'of this sort has proved remunera
We consider that the moral ignor
ance shown in the paragraph here
quoted from this great religious weekly
t) bo wholly without excuse. It does
not matter whether men draw from
society ten times more than they
exchange, or aslngle tenth, or twentieth;
the principle is the same. To take more
for less is unjust, I Immoral, is robbery.
Neither does it in sny degree cancel
the robbery account now and then to
donate out of their surplus plunder a
statue, a telescope, or a million or two
to a great university and theological
seminary. Charles T. Yerkes Is a rob
ber. John D. Rockefeller is a robber.
Lyman Gage is a robber. The Board
of Trado gamblers are robbers. The
great stock yards gang i a gang of
robber. , Phil Armour is a philanthro
pic robber, The Honorable Mayor ef
Chicago is a robber.
The panic and business prostration,
with all Its anxieties and agonies, its
fearful sufferings by cold and hunger,
ts evictions, its family separations, Its
desperate suicides, its slow-murdered,
myriads, its production of prostitutes
and criminals, and Its millions made
beggars all this is the result of monop
oly and usury robbery. And this great
religious weekly, edited by Reverends
and D. Ds, graduates of theological sens-
narles and life long Bible students, de
fends what God's word condemns! Get
ting nine hundred per cent more than
ane gives society it calls "monstrous
wickedness," but drawing ten, or eight,
or six, or four per cent of usury each
year, it calls "fair returns." (Returns
for what? The principal remains intact
n the bands of the capitalist.) And it
teaches that if an investor gambles on
the future, puts In his money and runs
the risk of being mistakes, of figuring
ncorreotly, society ought to pay him
any sum which ita subsequent growth
makes possible in the shape of di vldeads
each year forever, for no other reason
than that he was not a fool, and obtained
a monopoly, And it is hard for it to
see how street railways, waterworks,
lghts, etc, oould be secured by a city
f private capitalists were refused the
privilege of putting them in and taking
the risk I
As if a city could not as a city provide
for all Its needs, without giving away
its franchises to aay onel As If its
citizens would not be glad to work for
it? As if its citizens must remain, too,
at the mercy of gambling Investors who
keep watering their stock as the city
grows, and collecting endless growing
usury thereon!
If the nose, even, of the usury camel
is allowed to push justice aside, there
is In time no justice left for any one.
The whole body of evil follows it.
Why, why, why don't the religious
teachers of today believe the Bible
teaching concerning usury? Why don't
they set themselves intelligently against
monopolies of every sort? Why don't
they preach righteousness? Is it be
cause thoy respect Calvin's opinion
more than they do Jehovah's? Is it
because they were themselves educated
in institutions supported by usury? Is
it because they believe God's laws are
impracticable? Who will answer?
It requires but two things to change
paradise Into hades; an each for himself
struggle for existence, and property
laws which Intrench and defend mono
O for a refuge to flee to whera tnea
love each othert
But tbere I no uoh place that we
can go to. It Is not possible for the ua
organlied, struggling Individual to be
unselfish. W may subscribe to beauti
ful theories and creeds', but when we
ran up against each other la business
It is just hell. We say this deliberately
and after much experience and knowl
edge of the world. There is not a
trace of lova or sentiment U trade, la
making contracts and exchanges. The
brute atone eaa enjoy it. To the gentle
of spirit, the ktaa td heart and the
aioeally sensitive, II U a ouasuat tor
lure and disgust.
Milton picture Satan crouuhtng
ta coataispilbla form ta Uks
tlvaatg of Eve, of her tgaoe
aao aud weakness. Tt I just
what bustaeea Is. Itkurlel's sprer W9titd
Sow the devil la It alt. Aad wh t
My late, w bar have ksowUnlf that
there la a a! 4 ootntamlal morality
vkWh moat Ka are tiuttkd by. Yes,
therw le a tudo, but U t a fat rutov
4 (root r'J morality a opposite cat
be eirw4. Tb awral law is, Ta
shalt lose thy al br a thjauif; the
wu.Mrclal ood it, Taea shall love
thyself better than as? body U aad
gain all thou canst from everybody else.
Personal violence is not permitted, and
frauds that interfere with the holding
cf property are forbidden- But it is
allowable to take advantage of the
pressing physical necessities of our'
fellowmeo to make terms most unequal
terms of practical slavery to them. No
one is hired today upon an equitable
contract Every man, woman and child
of the millions who sell their labor, U
compelled to earn bis wages and an un
paid for net profit baides. hierj man
who borrow money must pay more
back than be borrows, acd the same is
true of the man who borrows land or
capital. Gain at the expense of others'
labor has come to be regarded the chief
good, and every b dy in business seems
to be seeking it. Certain forms of land
and capital, such as railroads, tele
graphs, coal mines, etc., oil wells, the
ral estate at commercial centers, ma
chinery, steam and electric energy, all
of which are in possession of the few,
must be bought and borrowed by the
many at monopoly tribute prices. And
the man who has a monopoly of skill or
God-given talent, no matter what, con
siders, because he has power to do it,
that he may rightly demand more labor
service than he gives. We are not so
much stirred by the, struggle of the
strong, with the strong, which is brutal
as we are by the unequal struggle of
the witu the weak, which is
devilish. It was formerly the indivi
dual employer against his landless,
moneyless employes. It is now organ
ized capitalists against the poor and
imperfectly organized proletariat.
Whoever has a title to land, or capital
or money equal to it, which others must
needs use to live, can trample Cod's
law (Gen. 3; 19) under foot: he is not
compelled to sweat for his bread. The
usury-sustaining statutes support
him, tho laws which compel the work
ers to pay him rents, dividends and in
terest Our property laws were made
to support virtual kings in Idleness,
luxury and display; and by them they
have power, If they prefer to accumu
late, to extend the realm of the present
oligarchy until ne land or liberty shall
be left in possession of the workers.
' A reigning plutocracy with the mass
es easlaved, is the natural development
and end of Individualism. The only
possible permanent democracy is the
democracy of unselfish socialism.
Mr. W. T. Stead, London editor of the
Review of Reviews, is still in Chicago
stirring np society, and last week spoke
to a very large and sympathetic audi
ence at the People's Institute. Hir
subject was "Who Are the Disreputa
bles?" And who do you think he dared
to say they are?
Not recognized criminals alone, but
the "predatory rich," men who make
money out of monopolies, who steal
valuable franchises, or get them by
bribing the city councilmen, all men
who live at the expense of society, and
especially the idle rich, those who do
nothing with their money or leisure te
lighten the burdens of others. The
proudest, the highest In society circles,
the most looked up to and bowed down
te, the solid bankers, whode gain is all
usury, the real estate speculators, the
landlords, the stock market manipula
tors, the whole great gang of plunder
ers and parasites who are used to being
fawned upon, had the truth spoken to
them for the first time.
No, they never had such plain, dis
respectful language driven at thorn be
fore. The preachers are always very
polite to them; the churches welcome
them to their membership; the news
papers give honorable mention and
arge space to their doings; and they
have really believed themselves better
and vastly more deserving than the
honest working class. And to think of
the most noted editor In the whole
world, whose voice reaches every where,
wnose words all the newspapers must
print, braadicg them "Disreputables,"
and classing them with the criminals
and outcasts! Ia a former speech he
actually classed the society ladies with
the city prostitutes!
It Is so unpleasant, don't you know.
And there don't seem to be anyway to
keep this great maa's mouth shut. lie
can't be crucified, or beheaded, or
bought off. And if he goes oa preach
ing such dangerous doctrine It will be
contagious. It Is turning the world
upside down; and It will help those
anarchistic Topallat to drive us from
OUR Populist senator dofca'cd the
continuation of Ilornblower, tbo Cleve
laed railroad attorney nominee to tha
Supreme I loach. It they had voted for
biut the vote would have been a It and
the vice pretldont' vote la hi favor
would have given him h svat. Ha
vrn thrte Senator have saved us front
having (hi railroad UhI to help faua
corporation fetter uptta ua.
lKwd?th beaker get ahead of
thceraultj? Hy huylag th'r debts
at a dtMouat, and aelllsg them his
rr4U at a pr.lmt What I hi
credit? ill debt U the government,
a4 W depositor, Wby should pay j
taWrestiM Our 4U, aad the banker
draw latemt oa thetr dt bu? Uk4
they are a superior ela of belsg
whoa we r ereatee) to eat tor,
vat tor, figitfot aad generally wor
FEBRUARY 1, 1894
This city has in Its midst just at the
present time a large number of silent
sufferers of poverty, whose pride in
many instances gags their cry for help.
and as a result the generous public is-
unaware of the magnitude of destruc
tion which exists In this community.
When Dr. Duryea, after a personal In
vestigation of many cases recently,
issued an appeal to the citizens of Oma
ha to rescue men, women and children L
who were without food and fuel and in
danger of starvation and freezing, his
utterances were somewhat in the nature
of a surprise and were regarded by
many with a cynical smile, in order to
set all doubt at rest, a Bee reporter for
several days past has been making a
house to house canvass accompanied by
Rev. C. W. Savidge, Rev. A. J. Turkle
ana a lire d Trenerry of the Associated
Charities. The result disclosed a piti
ful condition of affaire in the hovels of
the poor. Disease had in some instances
linked arms with destitution, and tho
nidei'us skeleton of Despair was perched
upon empty coal scuttles and pointing
his bony index at a crumbles
in many cheerless cottages.
An investigation proved that out of a
population of 150,000 people fully 7.C0O
were in actual want, according to sta
tistics obtained at the various charitable
institutions and county buddIv rooms
Omaha Bee, Jan. 27.
This is the condition of at least 7,000
people in one city of isur most fertile
state, a state where the bins of the
farmers and bursting with wheat that
will not pay the cost of raising 30 to 40
cents a bushel and for whose corn, - -oats,
potatoes, hogs, cattle and horseat J
tbere is no sufficient market. The con-'
ditions here in Nebraska are universal.
Nature has been lavish in her gifts; bat
we have thousands of nannU rltrht
' o
among us wbo are starving and freezing.
people who are not beggars. They hare
no money to buy with. f The whole pro
ducing class has, until within a few
weeks or months, at least, been working C
ior wages and prices which did not
enable them to keep consumption and
. ...
production balanced. Consumption
gradually lessening and getting behind
production, through lack of moaey in
the producers hands, money taken from
them in the form of net profits, Interest
and rents, the unavoidable result has
been to check and stop production and
throw men out of work. Equitable ex
changes alone make it possibWor .
r ' " - tfyv -oj
out of the market what they AtiftS-
so to Keep up a steady perpetual demand. T
for labor. Equitable exchanges can 1
only be secured by overthrowing mof
nopolies of every kind.
A Brooklyn contributor to the New
York Tribune of January 26 tb, has a
plan to procure 300,000 more meals a
day for the suffering poor. He says
there are in the two great cities and
suburbs 3,000,000 of people, averaging
600,000 homes; that 100,000 homes
(500,000 people) are suffering, and that
200,000 homes (1,000,000 people) are so
reduced by poverty they cannot help.
On the rest he calls, and proposes that
they save the crusts, half-picked bones.
cold potatoes, vegetable leavings, etc,,
which are now dumped into the garb
age barrels, and that this general hash
from everybody's table be collected for
the half million starving. He wants the
newspapers and ministers in their
churches te take hold of this plan, and
says inclosing:
Systematic work and great economy
are necessary to meet this need in its
incipiency, and make the means of re
lief , already fearfully strained, hold out
tnrougn mis night ol darkness, which
la growing apace, almost ray less of hope
Will not the erand old Tribune, whinh
has been the voice of advancing human
ity and the pioneer of every ameliorat
ing and ennobling work for the well be
ing of the people, and especially the
working people for half a century, make
the welkin ring In this behalf.
"Dispensation of sorrow!" The devil,
we say; or, if you please, the whole gang
of political devils, the Tribune includ
ed. Don't talk about God dlspenlng it
Out upon such cant and blasphemy.
Ai; A Social Vision, by Charles S.
Daniel, published by the Arena Pub
lishing Company of Boston, la a book
with a purpose, a purpose that adds in
terest to every page. It is a mystery
to us how people can go on reading the
same sort of fiction forever, books that
give the reader nothing new to think
of, nothing worth remembering, noth
ing to enlarge the mind. This book is
not a dream of the ImaglnaUoo, but a
study of life and the neds of life. It Is
the product of much reading, observa
tion and right thinking; and 1 a nota
ble contribution to the faat g rowing
literature dealing with aouUI problvma.
The author ha given u In tlU vlsloa
hi Idea of life a It should be lived,
love aa It should be exercUd. There
may be a bettor way to begin, a more
thorough and ffvotlva way of lolog;
we think ; but we are deeply grateful
to the author of thl bowk fur tl aeak-
ale power. tU moral ins'gfci, h lead-
lss forward. Thl U ow of the works
which will p'eparw the w ff iatt t
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al tarsus frv in.
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break ea ay from rvteenuWa sol.
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thai pre seal Idea! of r.(M fvaducl am
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