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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
APRIL 2, 1901
Independent School of Political Economy
At last the Independent School of
Political Economy in under headway.
Two books have started out on their
missionDel Mar's "Science of Mon
ey" and Parsons' "The City for the
People," both the very best of their
The Director did not expect to do
much in the actual work of circulating
..books for some time yet, although he
had so arran&td that all who desire
books may be accommodated. Tn'ere
is much yet to do in arranging a neat
list of books m pamphlet form, giv
ing also the membership to date, etc.,
but all this requires time, especially
where one haa other duties to per
form. In some respects just criticism might
b3 made of the plan. It requires m
initial outlay of money as great for
the borrower as if he purchased the
book outright; but it has this advant
age that after he has had the book
thirty days, the school affords him a
means of disposing it at 90 per cent o?
the price be paid. No other , plan
seemed quite so feasible, because the
deposit made insures a return of the
book; it" furnishes - an Incentive for
remembering to return it and book
borrowers are noted for a defective
memory in this reipect
But not all the books will be cir
culated in this way. Last week Mr.
Shandrew, of Germantown, Pa., made
inquiry if the Director would accept
a. gift of some of Henry George's
books and circulate them. Of course,
lue answer was in the affirmative.
The Director has not fully determined
just what the conditions will be, but
these books will cost the members no
.rental fee for reading them. All he
desires to do, is to make some rule
which will insure that the books are
kept going and performing their mis
sion giving instruction in political
economy. And as has been said before,
as soon as any book has been paid for
by rental fees, it will be known as a
"free book" thereafter.
No additions will be made this week
to the list published in The Indepen
dent last week except that the de
posit on Cowles' "A General Freight
and Passenger Post" will be $1.2E.
Although every subscriber of The
Independent is a potential member,
yet he will not be so regarded until
he asks to have his name enrolled.
The following have done so:
A. L. Caskey, Oregon, Mo.
Thomas Childers, Jamestown, Mo.
W. S. Dean, Delhi, N. Y.
F. E. Dodson, Trenton, Neb. "
C. E. Doty, R. F. D. 12, Nehawka, Neb.
Frank E. Dowd, Blcomington, Neb.
II. C. Dwiggins, Petersburg, Tenn.
John D. Edwards, F.aden Station, St..
H. Ellingston,-Minnehaha, Minn.
Dr. F. Engelhart, Rising City, Neb.
E. W. Ferguson, R. F. D. 1, Harting-
George Fessant, Springview, Neb.
Howard Fields, Bedford, Ind.
-Alfred Hallman, Granite Falls, Wash.
Wm. Jordan, Odessa, Neb.
T. J. Killion, Prosser, Neb.
Francis Leander King, 8 Downing st.,
Joshua Leonard, Emerson, Neb.
W. E. Moore, Blossom, Tex.
J. C. Owen, Bui'nside, Ky.
E. J. Payne, R. P. D. 1, Clayton,
Perry D. Plain, Atwater, 111.
Mrs. Fannie Gray Wheeler, 515 Mc
Clure st; Bloomington, 111.
Del Mar. JOSHUA LEONARD.
"THE CITY FOR THE PEOPLE."
Editor Independent: Find enclosed
35 cents, for which please send -me
"The City for the People," by Frank
Parsons, in" paper binding.
A. L, CASKEY.
f Oregon, Mo.
C. E. Doty. R. F..D. 12, Nehawka
Neb.: Am pleased to get the chance
to read the standard works on politi
cal economy. Count me as one of the
members of the club.
.Wm. Jordan, Odessa, Neb.: I am
quite sure that your proposed educa
tional campaign would be a success
If you go on with It.
J. C. Owen, Burnside, Ky.: Your
suggestion as to school of political
economy is in the right direction. Will
get up a club here if you carry out
T. J. Killion, Prosser, Neb.: I am
-most heartily in favor of your plan
for the Independent School of Politi
Thomas Childers, Jamestown, Mo.:
Send information of your reading
"SCIENCE OF MONEY."
Editor Independent . I wish to be
come a pupil in your school of politi
cal economy and enclose a dollar bill
as deposit for "Science of Money" by
Do you want to understand the aims
and objects of the single tax? If you
do, you can obtain literature on the
subject free of cost by writing to the
Brooklyn Single Tax League, 1467
Bedford ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
i i lv,t k' 1st. precluimptalf3;Wst money
Lil 111 Ml O l; hist. Monetary crimes .75; fi
euco .Vonoy fl; List. Money In America $1.60; Hist
mey( hina.50; Jilst. Money Netherlands .50 Cam-
' ox IfiO M. K N. Y.
lioi'essor Simon N. Patten of the
University of Pennsylvania publishes
through The Macmillan Company a
new volume on Heredity and Social
Progress. Professor Patten's other
books on The Development of English
Thought and The Theory of Prosper
ity have already given him a place
among original and forceful writers.
In his recent book, The Theory of
Prosperity, he endeavors to show that
prosperity depends on two factors
existing economic conditions and
heredity. Prosperity- and the progress
depending upon it seem therefore to
oepend upon two groups of laws
those of economics and those of biol
ogy. This independence of the two
parts is, however, only apparent. Eco
nomic laws reflect environing condi
tions; biologic laws are those of the
adjusted organisms. The peculiarities
of the adjusted organisms must match
tnose of the environment to which
they are adjusted. If this is true for
each, law in economics there should
.e a parallel expression in some biol
ogic law. and biologic laws should con
versely have some expression in the
realm of economics. An endeavor is
made in the present book to correlate
these theories and thus to show that
the laws on which social progress de
pends have a real unity. The Issues
of the book are clearly presented in
the following questions: How is the
social surplus of an epoch trans
formed into permanent conditions and
mental traits? Does progress start
from a deficit or a surplus? Does edu
cation improve natural or acquired
characters? Does progress come by
strengthening the strong or by helping
Hon. Flavius J. Van Vorhis, one of
the best writers in the United States
on political economy, has been pay
ing his respects to those pretended
democratic journals that are more re
publican than democratic, and the Ind
ianapolis Sentinel is no exception to
the rule. We need more Flavius J.
Van Vorhis. R. A. Winn, in Marion
A new work by Lester F. Ward is
on the press (Macmillan) for imme.
diate publication. Its title is Pure
Sociology: A Treatise on the Origin
and Spontaneous Develooment of So
ciety. The work disnlavs the author's
characteristic originality and bold
ness. It differs from his ' previous
works in dealing exclusively with tho
pure science. It is all that its title
implies and much more, as no title
could fully express its eharartpr ami
scope. Its thesis is that "the subject
matter of sociology is human achieve
ment," and it deals with the funda
mental conditions to and results of
It is divided into three parts, the
first of which deals with method and
taxonomy, called "Taxis." The sec
ond deals with social "Genesis," and
plunges deep into the problem of orig
ins. The third deals with the factor
of intelligence, called "Telesis," and
portrays the workings of the higher
mind. The titles of the last two
chapters, "The Conquest of Nature,"
and the "Socialization of Achieve
ment," express well the climax of the
J. O. Smith. Ord, Neb.: I com
mence on the first page of The Inde
pendent and read it just like I would
a book. Think every issue gets bet
ter. It is the only paper in America
I can rely on for truth.
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