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', A aystem that »»yt to Übor: "You shall «»k* "I***
1 I offer yvu without a wotd of rsmonsttanc*, without
i «ny conference as to it* justice; you »h«tl WM It ox
< voii shall mw your fimily two hundred miles oefote
you win » dolUi," is M real • «ystem of slavcty a»
' anything that was evet endured i« the nnith ot any
of the southern states, for the man i« utteily unahle
to reiist his circumstance— Wen Jell Phillips.
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Fred D. Warren, the Fighting Editor of the Appeal To Reason, Speaks to a
Capacity Audience in the Everett Coliseum. Extreme Enthusiasm is Aroused
and a Spirit of Increasing Endeavor During Remaining Days of the Campaign,
will Result from His Stirring Appeal.
These Are His Words:
1 ~ "■
(Transcript by Mr*. Brace Rogers.)
Comrades, 1 want to say that this
gathering'is at once on inspiration and
a disappointment; an inspiration be-;
Vause of the Urge number of red but
ton* and badge* that I see. ■ disap- :
pointment because we haven't more dem
'.jcrats and republicans in the audience!
'*ut of which we can make socialists.
Recall of Judicial Decisions.
j I want to say at the beginning this
afternoon that it is always with some
degree of fear and trembling that 1 ap
pear before a gathering of this kind be-!
(cause 1 have a very distinct recollection
"VjS^ng to make a speech some time
ago iii Kansas, and after 1 had finished
my remarks the audience gave me six
months in jail. However, as some of
you will remember that decision was re
called: a comrade at one of my meeting*
in Montana ventured the opinion that
from this incident the most recent ex
ample of the recall of judicial decisions,
that Mr. Roosevelt got his inspiration
for his campaign slogan of 1912. It is
interesting to note that the first re
publican president of the United States
recalled for the first time a judicial de
cision. When Abraham Lincoln signed
the emancipation proclamation he re
called the Dred Scott decision. And in
this connection it is interesting to note
that Mr. Taft, the last republican presi
dent, exercised this privilege.
Taft ana Roosevelt.
I must congratulate the citizens of
this town upon the fact that you have
within your borders the bravest man
that I have met in all my travels through
twelve states. This man was wearing a
Taft button on the public street. Per
laps some of you know him. I hope he
s here this afternoon. Isn't it rather
strange that just on the eve of this cam
«!gn or rather this election that so few
nen can be found in our midst with the
courage to announce that they are going
o vote for Mr. Taft? You remember
our years ago how the republicans pa
■aded up and down this country from
me end to the other and told us that
Mr. Taft, the man who was appointed
•resident of the United States by Theo
lore Roosevelt, was the only man in
his broad land who could carry out the
tOOSevelt policies and if we are to be
ieve Mr. Roosevelt today Mr. Taft did
■arry those policies out, but it happened
o be in the back yard and there they
ie buried. So far as I am concerned I
lope they will never be resurrected. You
epublieans remember that Mr. Roose
velt told you to vote for Mr. Taft, didn't
ie, four years ago, and you remember
hat we told you not to vote for Mr.
"aft You republicans, many of you,
m willing to admit that we were right
1.-M. If Mr. Ttoosevelt was wrong four
jean ago In his advice as to whom you
. hould vote for a* president. isn't it
uite likely that he is wrong iigain this
l ear? Now why is it that 10 few men
ut of all of this grand aggregation of
[■publicans, after fifty years of uninter
v upted political power, how does it come
g hat there are so few today that are
_ rilling to stand up and be counted?
0 here must, be something wrong. There
, v t. Every man who wear- a red button
eil n his coat, every woman who weal a
ed badge on her breast, knows that
pere is something wrong. Ami It li our
gjusiness to convince he balance of you
liat don't know that there is something
frong, that there i- something rotten in
n jie United States.
j| Let Others Denounce.
|!I urn not puing to waste any of my
one denouncing tin- republican party
lit afternoon. I leave that Job for Mr.
(jjoosevelt and then we will allow Mr.l
I% »a I'ollrtte to take (arc <.f Mr. lioose
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c 111 other words tlure are the three
in of (lie republican party and be
* ''«' they finish the job let us hope that
•' will know tlie truth of the in>idej
i!itie» of that capitalistic aggregation.
In' republican party has been in power
>r fifty years, arrognnt, chesty, riding
ugU-'hod over til,- balance of us fel
»s and yet they come down to you In
l ii- campaign .if 1912 afraid t" ■-■•■t up
'I tlie platform and glre tinl lra-on fur
.;' tr faith.
•j» A Rally at I'.isco.
, l'.vr here at Ta-.-o they advertised a
iJSDlicsn rally the evening I was there.
Jtr/ 1' people win- present. The speaker,
lur candidates, the postmaster and '«<>
if 0 CLOCK HIS SUBJECT WILL BE
BRUCE ROGERS. SOCIALIST CANDIDATE FOR I JK- ;;NERAL Ot
NUMHF.K ON YOUK I Mil I. [| - YOUR SUBSCRIPTION EXPIREfI TWO WF.F.KH PIOH THH ISSUE. KINDLY RENEW AT ONCE.
Cbe Commoutoealtfi
voters. The next morning I understand
they were talking about having mo nr
rested for breaking up the rally. Yet
notwithstanding the disrepute in whirl
the republican party finds itself tod
it is my honest judgment this afternooi
that Mr. Taft will be re-elected presi
dent of the United States. Why don't
some of you republicans cheer that state
mcnt?; Had I made that statement torn
years ago you republicans would navi
whooped it up and perhaps run me oul
of the house in your enthusiasm. Bui
you don't like the idea.
The Next Two Years.
If by some political miracle Mr. Wilsoi
should be elected in less than two yean
from today you democrats will be in ox
notly the same boat with the standpal
republicans. And if perchance Mr. Room
velt should be elected president of tin
United States, in less than two yean
you men and women who vote for hin
will be looking for a place to hide youi
shame and misery. Mr. Roosevelt is ai
anesthetic, Mr. Wilson is a porous plas
tcr and Mr. Taft a political joke. Yoi
may take your choice and then you wil
be looking*for somebody to ink it off
my brother.
An Old Decrepid Nag.
For the good of the republicans am
democrats I sometimes illustrate the sit
uation: Wo have an old nap. decrepid
poor, almost ready to lie down and die
The nag happens to be you; do yoi
recognize the picture, you republican;
and democrats, and unfortunately then
are a few socialists, and on top of this
nag is a well fed three-hundred pound
gentleman. He feels the trembling oi
the beast, so he concludes he will hav<
to call in a veternary surgeon. He sees
the sign of the teeth over here and h<
says, "I will call on Dr. Roosevelt." Dr
Roosevelt goes out and looks over Hi'
nag, examines him and concludes the
matter is that the nag needs a new sad
die blanket. That is entirely too revo
lutionary and expensive for the man win
is riding so he conclude* he will consult
Dr. Wilson. Dr. Wilson goes and aftei
making his examination says: "All yoi
need to do is to change the saddle blan
ket end for end." And last comes out
ponderous Taft. Ho disagrees with Mr
Roosevelt and Mr. Wilson because eithei
one of these remedies would necessitate
removing the saddle and the beast ol
burden might lose his job. So he aug
gests that we give the saddle ■ new
cinch, fasten it down tighter on th(
beast, by the injunction process if noth
ing else will do. There yon have the
three parties, you can take your choice
The socialist, what would he do? Why
lie would gently invite the three-hundred
pound man to get off of the back ol
this beast and then he would take tin
horse over and give him a square meal
A Boytown Railroad.
When I was quite a boy I received mj
first lesson in economic*. As you know
most boys are imitators of the oldei
folks; they are always creating some
thing and that i* the natural Inclination
of the normal boy. So I concluded 1
would go into business and I looked
uround for a nice soft business. We al
ways want the soft jobs and let tin
other fellow do the hard work. I con.
•lulled I would become a railroad mag
nate. In the back yard I accumulated
lot* of plan boards, wheels and thing!
if that sort, and presently 1 had my
rack properly laid in place. I built mj
•ar, put the ear on the track and then
f invited the boys to come in and look
iver the proposition. They wanted •
ride. I had anticipated that and I ex
plained to them that before they could
Ihey would have to buy a ticket. They
wanted to know what tickets would
■ost and I said, "What have you got!"
Presently I was in possession of all the
vvealth of .Boytown, They bought tick
■ts from me and rode on my railroad.
\nd after I had accumulated it all of
■our»e there was a stagnation in bust
iess, there was an industrial crisis, and
ret 1 discovered that I was all right.
I I.ill plenty an.l I couldn't understand
i\liv the rest of. H»' boys were complain
ng ol hard times. In my capltaliftie
*Ulom, imitating Mr. Morgan, 1 con
■hi.l,',l 1 would have t.> .1,. lething
-,i I announced that I would build a
lew depot and the boys performed all
1,,, work and I paid them cut of tli.'
lame collateral that they had turned
• \ii ti> sin- in iLit-. So of course for a
KVKHETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912
nil while business was Mlmulnted anil
back on me- the tame old Boytown dollars
and finally there was another crisis.
["hen I had th« boys paint th« back
yard fence. split all th« wood for the
winter, clenn up the yard and .1 it I
had had them do all of this work why.
of ''"in they spent their money with
me because there was no place elso to
end it. About the third or fourth
time, however, they began to mutter
among themselves, Of course there is
always an agitator, there has always
boon agitators and thank God there al
ways will bo agitators. Bo th« boys had
a meeting and they decided thai some
thing must be done. You know what
they decided to do! They decided to
build n railroad of their own. My chief
lieutenant was on the job, Skinny Jones
was there, and ho explained to them that
it could not be done; it would unsettle
business conditions to do anything like
that, it would undermine the very
foundations of society. Nevertheless, the
boys were determined and pretty soon
their road was running. I had not a
passenger. I went over to see it and
saw that the boys were having a great
deal of fund and I concluded I would
take a ride on this new enterprise, i
got on and tendered some of the collateral
that was good on my railroad.. The con
ductor informed me, the plutocrat of
Hoy I own. that my money was no good.
I said, "How am I to do something that
is good?" and he told me that I would
have to get off and push; and then I
made the discovery that one push on the
new Boytown railroad entitled me to
four ride., while on my railroad it re
quired four pushes to get one ride.
The Real Capitalists.
I might talk to you republicans and
democrats for the next twenty-four hours
and I don't believe that I could make it
any plainer to you how this system of
exploitation operates. In other words,
our condition as men and women who
work, is due to the fact that, the ma
chinery of production is owned by a
small group of individuals. This group
of individuals we designate the capitalist
class in the United States, and do you
know how many we have? Real capi
talists? In New York they get out a
book called the "Financial Bed Book?"
I am wondering how many of you know
how many real capitalists there arc?
Eighteen thousand names, or all that
you can find within the covers of this
book and those eighteen thousand names
represent the financial power of this
country. You take a list of the directors
of any corporation in the United States
and with few exceptions you will find
on those lists of directors the names of
men who art- listed in this Red Book.
And these men in order to preserve
their position and protect their property
find it necessary to control the president
and congress, governors, state legisla
tures and the courts. Some time some
of you people -who read the Appeal to
Keason wonder how it is possible that
we get bo many inside facts on the op
oration of 1 lii- item. I am going to
let you Into the secret this afternoon.
Here is a telegram sent by one of the
largest steamship companies operating on
the ast coast. I want to read this tele
gram to you men and women this after
noon to show you how Important the
capitalist considers political power. A
strike is threatened among the sailors
and so his officer sends a message to all
the agents of that corporation up and
down the coast, and this is what this
man instructs the agents of that cor
poration to do:
A Typical Telegram.
"New York City, June 2S, 1912 —
strike of firemen, coal passers ami sail
ors undoubtedly will be .ilb- I out of
1 ports tomorrow. Steamship companies
not informed as to methods unions will
employ and do not know whether strike
will be called out on all lines or not.
Our company likely to be among the
first, therefore it is necessary that we
prepare for protection .it all ports. Se
cure co operation of the city authorities,
especially the police, inducing them if
possible, if attempt is made by crow*
to <iuit reiiel* at southern points to
have them arrested as vagrants and
pla 1! aboard ship."
In Socialist Cities.
Suppose those policemen for those put*
wore the red button, do you think they
...ul.l play a game like' that on the
itriklnx sailors! The sovUlbt* have
controlled politically a number of litic
in this country, and do you know that
during th.'ir entire administration n >
>triki!ij man or woman has ever had
A SOCIALIST WEEKLY
a head crushed In by a piilircman I
club! It is a matter of record that onl.v
democratic and republican mayors ordci
the police to fire upon striking men am
women. How. then, can any man, tin.
to himself and to his family who works
for a living, how can that man vote foi
any man running on the republican 01
democratic ticket? I am putting thes<
questions plain to you, republican! and
democrats. 1 hope there are a good
many here, my message i- to you.
Who Has the Vacations?
As l said a little while ago our i mdi
lion is due to the fact that this smal
group of capitalist! control the machin
ery of production and i he sources from
which the raw material comes. Last
year you men and women who work pro
duced thirty billion dollars in wealth
eon-nmealde wealth. Now. figures as B
rule arc not very interesting unless the]
happen to have a dollar mark In front
of them and the dollars belong to you
This thirty billion dollars in consumable
wealth, representing the lives of the men
and women of this country, belongs tc
you. Why don't you enjoy it? Every
body else is enjoying the good thing
and the socialist party comes to you and
says to you that you too should have
some of the pleasures of this life. If 1
should ask those of you who went on ii
vacation last summer to hold up you!
hands in this large audience how many
would go up? Let us see how many ol
you women had a vacation from the toil
and grind of your lives last summer
(Not any.) The women who took va
cations — they haven't got back
yet. Some comrade suggests "How main
of you didn't go?" (Lots of hands.)
'Why do you know that even the capi
talist employer, the owner of the ma
chines, recognizes that his machine must
have some rest. Isn't that right, you
mechanics? It is only the human ma
chine who gets no vacation under this
arrangement. The horse and the mule
they get a rest from labor. It is only
the tired men and women who must toil
without ceasing. Now we are going t<
stop that. That is the historic mission
of this movement. How are we going
to do it? Well, if our condition is due
to the fact that the machinery needed
to produce this wealth is owned by these
few capitalists, privately owned, then we
must change the ownership of that ma
chine. There is only one other form oi
ownership and that is collective owner
ship, ownership by the entire people
Naturally you Inquire how are you go-
Ing to make a change from private own
ership to collective ownership? I will
tell you in one word — confiscation.
Direct Action.
An eminent Catholic father in New
York City, in his attack upon this move
ment, said that if a man was hungry
and could not get work that he had a
right to take what he needed. I agree
with the father's statement, but let us
look and see what would happen to an
individual who followed the father's ad
vice. He would be arrested and thrown
into jail and the church would condemn
him to hell. But suppose in our col
lective capacity we took what we want,
who is there to throw us into jail? Yes,
I am a direct actlonlst, but before mak
ing a move of that kind I think it would
be wise for us to pin a red button on
every policeman's coat and take those
black gowns off the judges i!id jjlve
them crimson robes.
Political Power First.
Political government as we k'io\t it
today is class government, and with the
disappearance of classes the pjl'tlcal
state as we know it today will .'i-;>;
pear. As a matter of fact, friend 4, we
have an Industrial government today.
These politicians that parade up and
down the country every four years are
mere puppets doing the bidding 'f thoir
masters. We want to change that Indus
trial government by taking it out of the
hands of the capitalist class nnd put
ting it in the hands of the working class.
So I say in order to save our heaN lit
us first use the political power in our
linn I-.
The Disfianchised Woiker.
The objection U sometimes made that
the working ch-s is being disfranchised
;;.| thai is tniei l>ut T have been trying
to make an estimate of the working men
and women who ire disfranchised todaj
and who arc. therefore, ju-tifu-d In <■]■-
poiiing political action and my figure*
lead me i>> the conclusion that at the
pre<enl time 10 per trni of the men who
work are dl»franchl»ed. That leaves an
enormous majority yet in possesilon '<f
the ballot and I want to tell you !!'.i!
I 111 |>lo|iorl lull 111 (11311 in l| I worker
is Increasing! and that unless you pel
suads your neighbor to Join yon in tiii
movement it will be too late to peace
ably take charge "I this government
That is why I am here this aftemooi
trying to ty ometnlng If I
will nol only BOmfOI 111 ttOfl
but will stir you who n-<
button to greater endeavors.
The Work Before Us.
Let hi remember that there an omi
thing like twenty-five million voters ii
he ' nited Mates today. We can coun
safely upon a million ci.i - oonsclou
In the United Btatei now. but wi
need nearly ten million more. Dow doe
it happen th.it then are a. million social
i-t voters in the United States today
You helped me make them and yoi
Know. Formerly yon were demoarati
and republican! with few exceptions
you came from the old parties and yoi
came because you opened your eyes t<
this philosophy) because you read thi
papers placed in your hands; becausi
you listened to the despised agitator oi
the corner, the pioneer that carried 01
this work in spite of the jeers and sneer
of the passing crowd. Now we are be
ginning to reap some of the fruits of ou:
work, but we have a great deal of worl
to do yet. haven't we, comrades?
The Breaking of the System.
Now then we yet down to the. praseni
time and we begin to understand whj
the old party politicians are so uncertaii
as to the outcome of this election. Yo:
know that within twenty years havi
the politicians been so undecided as t
Who would be the next president. Who
MeKinley was nominated, backed by I
campaign fund of sixteen million dollars
there was no question as to who woul<
be elected; and when he ran again wit!
a campaign fund of eight million dollars
backed by Mark Hanna, there was ni
question in the minds of the politician:
as to who would be elected. It was onlj
the poople who shouted for free stive!
and Billy Bryan who thought something
would change. So when Roosevelt ani
Taft were nominated; but there has beei
something come over the people in these
four years, induced by the wide dlstrlbu
tion of socialist literature; and ther
there is something else, and that is th<
breaking down of the capitalist system
The capitalist system contains within H
self the seeds of dissolution. When it
has played its part as feudalism playec
its part we will step over into the prom
ised land. We can't retard the develop
ment of capitalism nor can we hold bad.
this socialist movement, but we can hel|
it. If we march shoulder to should*]
with our comrades, forgetting our trivia
differences, relegating- our ambitions tc
the rear, we can surely hasten the daj
of working class emancipation.
Capitalist "Dividing Up."
Vow listen: Let us go bark to oil]
thirty billion dofllars of wealth, the
product of fifteen million working men'
families. Along comes a smug capitalist
one "i" those fellows whose names is In
the Financial lied Book, and he divide
that wealth into two parts and he say-
One part belongs to me and you may
have the other part and he is very care-
I'ul when he in.ikes the division. On
your side U .'on!.line,l all tl baa]
calico and shoddy clothing and pour food
tli.it U your part for your work: ami
on his side be has all the fine ttutomo
!'i Ivate j uM i, -ilk- an-l -.it Ins
■ |0,i.l in the land. Do you know
WOllid JO on without
•iv endin re possible for tin
capitall ' ' consume all their part
of the waslth! 'i
The Workers Get No Wealth.
l|i. how
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yvorkin ■
."hi per
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WE CANNOT TRAFFIC IN OUR PRINCIPI.FS, WK
CAN MAKE NO COMPROMISE, NO AGREEMENT
WITH THE RULING SYSTEM. WE MUST BREAK
WITH THK RULING SYSTEM AND FIGHT IT TO A
FINISH.—LIEBKNECHT, "NO COMPROMISE."
foreign market and if the heathen doesn't
buy readily enough he comes and takes
your boys and puts your boys on the
battleships, and sends the battleships
into the foriegn markets to shoot this
wealth, robbed from you, down the
heathens' throats. -And that part of it
that he can't dispose of he reinvests in
new industries and you are required next
year to yield a greater profit for your
! capitalist master in order to pay divid
ends to this increased capital than you
did last year. Do you get that? Just
like a mighty snowball, increasing with
every revolution of the industrial wheel,
and do you know that the machinery of
production is now practically perfect?
The Farm Factory.
If all the wheels of industry in the
. United States were operated to their full
capacity we would produce in one year
' as much wealth as the nation could con
[ sume in three, and so the capitalist,
, wise man that he is, who produces only
as much as the market will consume, is
looking for new places of investment and
j so he is coming out here to the prairies
, of the west and to your rich and. fertile
, valleys and he is. buying land from the
' pioneer farmer. The farm factory will
j succeed the little independent factory
jjust so surely as the shoe factory took
the place of the cobbler and the wagon
factory took the place of the wagon
maker who used to perform such an im
portant part in the good old days of
| the past. Mr. Barber, and every time
j you strike a match you contribute to
his wealth —I am speaking of Mr. Bar
ber, the millionaire match manufacturer,
and he is buying land—and in a news
paper interview recently he said his pur
pose was to demonstrate to his capitalist
[ brothers that they could make as much
i money out of the farm factory as they
could in any other form of industry.
The little farmer, wherever you go,
feels the pinch. Perhaps I can say
nothing more encouraging to you than
to tell you that in Oklahoma the farm
ers there are marching under the same
red banner, to the same working class
tune that you men and women are
marching to here. And they say "It
isn't reforms that we want. We care
i nothing for the reform programs, but
what we want is a revolution in this
country; and it was the same story in
Kansas and South Dakota. Wherever
i you go you will find the farmer, the
tenant-farmer, and he is in the major
j ity, understands this game of exploita
tion. That is why Mr. Taft is putting
out his soft soap about loaning the
farmers money. It just happens that
I the majority of farmers have no property
on which they can borrow money today.
The Tenant Fanner.
Let me tell you of the farmers in the
richest agricultural section of the United
I States aside from these irrigated dis
tricts out here. In southeast Missouri
you will find that the tenant-farmer
has reached the lowest round in the
social ladder and this is his condition:
The farmers in those southeast Missouri
counties, hi re they raise the finest"
cotton in this country, are required by
the landlord to pay ten dollars an acre
rent for the land and the landlord takes
no chances; he requires the farmer to
put up a bankable note and if the crop
doesn't pay it ho takes hia horse ami his
i wagoni nii'l his family, perhaps. Then
on the other side is the merchant and
he merchant ba» served notice on those
i farmers down there that any farmer who
I agrees to pay more than six dollars an
j acre rent will lie denied credit at the
| company store. If you want to know
i what a denial of credit mean* to the
j tenant-farmer I will illustrate it by say
j in!.' that if some man should put a rope
j around your neck and slowly choke off
your wind you would be in the same po
sition as that farmer. And no there
; -'.hi !- the farmer between the landlord
(Hi the one did"? and the merchant on
the other and what do you think the
farmers did 1 They organized a union.
Ami then do you know what the capital
istic politician! did? They went to their
di-triet attorney and county judge and
had ninitv-seven of the*e farm'M jir
rrttcd for mn-pirncy. Well, it ju*t liap
[•eneil that we heard about that partie
lar fftstfj pGrhspi iohm of you rei»em'n r
when we *ent our attorney down there
mil the Appeal |>ut op surh a Muff that
they turned the ninety-sevrn farro*M
loose. I*. left tlieni ju-t ii'i'Ti- i '.<v
•tarti-d thoujh. Same of our capitalist
friend* wUI wonder why they didn't :,"■',
it <if that place Well, frreat Clod, '.hey
(■ouldn't leave; they are tied to the toil 1
U4 the lerf* of oM were i-H-*iru*d to the
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'land. Perhaps they traveled on westi
they have read the glowing announce
ments of the railroads and of the won
derful riches that man can dig from the
-oil out here. Some, farmers from .UN
i did come .is far as Colorado and
they stayed on that land they all the
dry farming land, but after MVetwl yearn
their horses and cattle died, their fam
ilies were starving and these four farm
ers took the advice of the good Catholtc
father and helped themselves to some
flour out of a freight car standing on
the sidinir and then the sheriff irn>sr..>d
them, and although it was shown in the
case that these men helped themselves
only to what they needed for their
wives and children, they were convicted
in that capitalistic court by a demo
cratic judge, sentenced from two to seven
years in the penitentiary of Colorado.
And you wonder that the farmer is a
revolutionist. I wonder that he. is as
patient as he is. When the Appeal heard
of this ease I wired an attorney in
Pueblo to take up their case and just
before leaving Girard I got the cheering
word that the governor with his ear io
the ground, had decided to parole these
four farmers, but their condition is juat
what it was before, only they have the
brand of Cain, the brand of the criminal
on their brows.
Wage-Earner and Farmer.
So I say to you, friends, this afternoon,
that the wage-earner and the farmer
must stand shoulder to shoulder in this
fight. There can be no liberty and
freedom otherwise. So long as the poli
ticians can keep the two great armies
of workers in this country divided they
will lick you to a standstill. Mr. Taft
and hJ3 campaign managers are telling
the working men in the cities that it is
the farmer who is responsible for the
high prices of living. You read that in
i his Saturday Evening Post advertise
ment, didn't you* Well, most of us
who are busy with our own affairs, trav
eling around in our own little ■ ircle.
making no investigation, may be fooled
by that sort of a statement. I had en
idea myself that the farmer was getting
a good big part of it. So I have been
making inquiries among the farmers.
The Farmer's Profit.
Over here in one of your valleys a few
hundred miles from this section where
they raise peaches, some fellow who had
been voting the republican and demo
cratic tickets concluded he would make
an investigation and in several bitxes of
peaches that he sent out he said: "I
received 27 cents for this box of
peaches. I would like to have I lie pur
chater write and tell me what he paid
[for this box of peaches." He was
ting down to real t Mr. Tali's
campaign manager advises us bo do. In
two or three weeks he received a letter
from I md I hat let tor contained
■he int i! mat ion that t lie man who had
purchased the p lies, which Were in
excellent condition, foi thoae
>hes.
A Rich Revolutionist.
■\\' ] v. I nut -ii ihe ■ rain coming over
here a plutocratic tanner OWTIS
worth pel
from ailllon dollars and
do you 1
red hut I ii
I
mi! I h ■
an.l I am won
I them and their children."
I n jiiibli-
I
Urn
G. \
I the
Rev. ft A. Uvermore
will open an illustrated
lecture tour for the Com
monwealth soon after elec
tion.
Complete announce
ment nexl week.
D THE LAW

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