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JUNE 18, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Independent School of Political Economy
A BUNCH OP NEW BOOKS
The Director recently received from
Charles H. Kerr & Co., Chicago, a
number of books on socialism, which
hare been listed and are ready to be
loaned to members of the school. The
deposit in each case i3 the retail pries
of the book. Borrower may keep the
book thirty days and will, then prepay
postage on to the next reader, whose
name and address will be furnished
by The Director; a-. borrower is then
entitled to a refund of 90 per cent of
his deposit; or it may be used as de
posit for a new book.. When the
books are fully paid for in this way
they become "free" books (the same
a3 donations) and borrowers are re
quired simply to pay postage on to
the next reader. The new volumes are:
137. The Ethics of Socialism, by
E. Belfort Bax. Cloth, 220 pp.; ?1.
The Westminster Review call3 Bax
"by all odds the ablest of the British
exponents of socialism."
138. The French Revolution, by E.
Belfort Bax. Clot..; 119 pp.; $1. "Da
signed primarily as a guide to those
who, not having the time to study
larger works on the subject, yet wish
during these centennial years to have
in a small compass a connected de
scription of the main events of. the
139. Revolution and Counter Revo
lution, by Karl Marx. Cloth, 148 pp.;
S1. A comDilation by the author'
daughter, Eleanor Marx Aveling, in
1S9G, of a series of articles written iur
the New York Tribune in 1851 and
140. Overproduction and Crises, by
Karl Rodbertus. Cloth, 140 pp.; $1.
Introduction by Prof. John B. Clark
of Columbia University. Kerr & Co.
say this is "a socialist solution, pub
lished in 1851, of - problem which is
baffling orthodox economists today,"
This volume will be of interest to
those who read carefully the addres3
of Chancellor Andrews on socialism
before the Nebraska State Bar asso
ciation early last winter.
141. Ferdinand La Salle, by Ed
ward Bernstein. Cloth, $1. A valua
ble historical work touching upon La
Salle as a social reformer.
142. Work and Wages, by Thorold
Rogers. Cloth, 2v6 pp.; $1. This is
eight chapters taken from Prof. Rog
ers' larger work entitled "Six Centur
ies of Work and Wages" and "shows
that the real, wages of the laborer, as
measured by his standard of living,
are actually lower now than in the
143. Condition of the Working Class
in Kinrianri in 1844 hv Frederick En-
U .UMIMUU " I
geis. v;iotn, auu pp.; $1.40. a. awciai
study of the highest importance. Kerr
& Co. say "the reader cannot fail to
note the analogy between conditions
in England in 1844 and in South Caro
144. The Evolution of Property, by
Paul Laf argue. Cloth, 174 pp.; $1.
Covers the evolution of property from
savagery to civilization and shows
that our present system, "far from be
ing eternal and unchangeable, is real
ly a recent innovation and contains
within itself the germs of a better civ
ilization that is to follow."
145. The Student's Marx, by Dr.
; Edward Aveling. Cloth, 180 pp.; $1.
This is an introduction and an aid to
the study of Karl Marx's "Capital."
146. Bismarck and State Socialism,
by W. H. Dawson. Cloth, 170 pp.; $1.
An historical work giving an exposi
tion of the socir.1 and economic leg
islation of Germany since 1870.
148. Communist Manifesto, by Karl
Marx and Frederick Engels. Cloth,
64 pp.; 50 cents. Written in 1848,
and has been translated into every
European language. Considered "be
yond comparison the most important
political document ever issued." For
the benefit of our single tax friends it
may not be amiss to state that Marx
and Engels advocate a number of
measures "which appear economically
insufficient and untenable, but which.
5n the course of the movement, out
istrip themselves, necessitate further
tinroads upon the old social order, and
are unavoidable as a means of en
tirely revolutionizing the mode of
production," and the first measure
"Abolition of property in land and
application of all rents of land to
150. Collective :m and Industrial
Evolution, by Emile Vandervelde,
member of the Belgian chamber of
deputies; translated by Charles H.
Kerr. Cloth, 190 pp.; 50 cents.
151. Socialism Utopian and Scien
tific, by Frederick Engels. Cloth, 87
pp.; 50 cents.
151. The Origin of the Family, by
Frederick Engels. Cloth, 217 pp.; 50
153. Karl Marx; Biographical Me
moirs, by Wilhelm Liebnecht. Cloth;
i5i pp.; 50 cents.
THE WORKINGMAN AND SOCIAL
149. This book is by Rev. Charles
Stelzle, of St Louis, Mo., and from
the press of Fleming II. Revell Co ,
Washington st, Chicago. Cloth,
10C pp.; 75 cent3. The author says
iu the preface:
. "During recent ye'ars many earnest
men and women . have surrendered
lives of comparative luxury and given
themselves to study and to work In
settlement and city mission, in order
to see and feel the actual conditions
of the toilers in shop and tenement.
"This is a hopeful sign. The move
ment cannot but result in a better un
derstanding between the masses , and
the classes. This little book is writ
ten with the hope that it may help
in the work. It is written out of an
experience which tas not been alto
gether voluntary. It is also written
largely from the standpoint of the
man who is to be reached anl
OUR GOVERNMENT WHAT IS IT?
Dr. W. P. Brooks, Cook, Neb., has
The Director's thanks for a copy of
this little pamphlet, which was print
ed nearly ten years ago and before
any copies were circulated the entire
edition was destroyed by fire. The
doctor takes up the federal constitu
tion and devotes considerable good,
hard sense to a discussion of the pre
amble, the powers granted to congress
and those retained by the states or
the people. Two of the best things in
the little book are his "Distribution of
Wealth," a reply to Professor Van
Buren Denslow, who in the "New
York Truth Seeker" referred to the
Declaration of Independence as "a
lie;" and Dr. Brooks' "Government
Can Make Money," a reply to Col.
Robert G. Ingersoll, goes to. the meat
of the money question and makes the
great orator-infidel looL like three free
silver dimes. . Dr. Brooks might well
bring this book down to date and re
publish it as there are none in ex
istence except the copy-now before
One of the new Macmillan importa
tions is a volume on the Rise and
Fall of the Ana",-ptists. Herein Mr.
E. Belfort Bax concludes his series of
three volumes on the Social Side of
the Reformation in Germany. The
two former volumes', German Society
at the Close of the Middle Ages, and
The Peasants' War in Germany, 1525
1526, were favorably received by
scholars and students of history, es
pecially the first volume of the series.
Anabaptism was essentially a German
product and did not take root In the
Latin countries. Mr. Bax, who is one
ot the English authorities on social
ism, considers that this tremendous
upheaval of the disinherited classes at
the close of the middle ages, that is,
anabaptism, has not been sufficiently
appreciated by the average historian.
He here aims to present the subject
in a fairly complete'outline; he even
devotes several chapters to The Ana
baptist Movement in England.
A writer in describing the different
lines of reform and the various meth
ods proposed to lessen the misery in
the world says of one of them: "A
system in which there can be no pri
vate ownership of the means or im
plements of production, in which no
private enterprise for profit can be
conducted, in which the government
must make all and distribute all, in
which the government must print all
newspapers and publish all books, in
which the government must say in
what calling a person will engage and
deprive both young and old of the
choice of pursuits, must necessarily be
so subversive of nobl- ambition and
what has always been regarded as the
fundamental rights of man, that it
can never succeed until a deplorable
change has occurred in the very na
ture of the race."
-Every day the Wall street journals
announce a new low level for stocks
The London quotation for U. S. Steel,
common stock, has sunk to 32. The
Wall street idea that inflation of na
tional bank notes to a billion to be
based on "assets" will raise the price
of their watered stocks, grows as the
days go by, but it never will.
DEL MAR'S SHCsa
Monetary Crimes. 75c; Science of
Money, $1 ; Hist. Money in America,
fi.50; Hist. Money China, 50c; Hist.
Money Netherlands, 50c. CAM
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Bolton Hall, in the June "Whim."
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Patronize our advertisers.
That is a head-line you don't see
in the news columns of this paper.
The trusts are not breaking up into
the smaller concerns that were
merged into them. The trusts are
the greatest labor-saving invention
yet made, and they will stay till
they can be replaced by something
There is only one trouble with the
trusts. They enable men to pro
duce more wealth with less waste of
energy than was ever possible before
but they take most of the wealth
away from those who do the work
and give it to those who do the owning-
of stocks and bonds.
-Suppose that we who work for a
living should decide to do the own
ing ourselves, and to run the trusts
for the benefit of all.
That would be SOCIALISM.
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