Newspaper Page Text
Modern Farm- IV
Notes of inter*
Fruit Grower i
Growing Good Crops of Wheat.
The present good price for wheat,
and the apparent prospect for its con
tinuance, is exciting interest in wheat
. raising in the South, and I am getting
letters from many farmers, who have
not been groking wheat, asking for
the best methods for its cultivation.
"While wheat can be grown in th?
coastal plain of the South Atlantic
region, it is hardly probable that uni
formly good crops will be made there,
because as a rule the soils are rather
too light and . the climate too humid
, for the best results in wheat, though
in certain unusually favorable seasons
good crops may sometimes be made.
The best wheat soils are the
medium heavy clay loams, and a lime
stone soil is highly esteemed for
wheat. Good drainage is, of course,
essential to a crop that must pass
through the winter, and only well
drained soils can be expected to make
good wheat crops.
Formerly, it was thought that the
ideal preparation for wheat was a
clover sod broken early in the sum
mer and harrowed and tramped till
well settled. And there is no doubt
that a well prepared fallow is still ex
cellent for the wheat crop. But cul
tivators have long since learned that
this sort of preparation for the wheat
crop is too expensive, ?s it takes the
labor of the farm through most of
the summer without any crop on the
land, and the exposure to the sun is
also a bad thing for the soil. In my
"boyhood I can well remember that a
farmer would apologize for the ap
pearance of a certain field by saying
that it was ."corn land" wheat, and
could not be expected to be equal to
But these same farmers who for
merly thought that they were doing
well to get fifteen bushels of wheat
per acre, have long since found out
that fifteen bushels is a very small
crop, and that there is no better
preparation for wheat than a corn ?
field deeply broken in the spring and
cultivated shallowly all summer, so
as to bring about the same ideal con
ditions that an early-broken fallow
gives. They have found, too, that
after the hoed crop, whether wheat
or tobacco, there is no need for re
plowing the land. In fact, there is
good reason for not doing so, for the 1
shallow and level culture of the corn !
has brought about the very best con- !
?ditions for wheat, a well compacted ?
soil and a fine surface.
Therefore, after a crop of corn>or '
tobacco is off the land, a light disk- (
ing kept up both ways till the surface 1
soil is made very fine, will be all that
is needed. If peas have been sown
among the corn or tobacco, they
should be mown off, for the turning
under of such a growth would prevent
the compacting of the soil that wheat
demands, and more wheat will be
made with the peas cut off than if ?
they were turned under. But one '
thing is certain, and that is, that the
?surface soil can not be made too fine.
The best wheat soils in Virginia and
North Carolina are the r?d uplands
of the Piedmont section Lands like
the farm of Mr. Lambeth, in Ran
dolph County, near Thomasville, in
Davidson, where a crop of over thirty
bushels is reported this season, should
3be made to average that much, or
.more, every season. The farm of the
Hate Governor Holt, in Davidson, has
rmade over forty-five bushels per acre,
sand these crops show ?hat these red t
Hands are ideal wheat soils, and will ?
miake moro wheat to-day under good 3
farming than the famous spring ]
wheat lands of the Dakotas. But good ]
farming demands that crops shall be j
grown economically, and it has been .
found, as I have said, that the fallow- ,
lng system i?; not an economical way ,
to raise whsi.t. pur clover sod, while
lt will make fine wheat, can be more
economically used for the corn crop.
The farm manure spread on this
clover sod as made during the winter,
and plowed under in the spring,
makes the best of all preparation for
the wheat crop if the corn is'culti
vated shallow and level during the
summer, this producing the same
conditions that would be made on a
summer f allcw, while making a valua
The same may be said of the to
bacco crop as a preparation for wheat.
The leading idea is to make the
breaking early, and then devote the
whole season to the preparation of
the surface soil to get it fine, and the
lower soil compacted to the state the
Then as to sowing. Too early sow
ing must be avoided on account of
the Hessian fly. There is less danger
of the fly after we have had one good
white frost, and I would always de
fer'the sowing to this time. This will
usually make the sowing in all the
warmer parts of the State of North
Carolina about the last of October or
first of November, and somewhat ear
SHOULD WAGE WARFARE
The point was recently made by a
contemporary that the danger of the j
housefly does not decrease with the 1
coming of cooler weather, but on the j '
contrary, rather becomes ?Ljreater. Tho ? :
insect is driven within doors, seeking!
thc warmth from the firos, and be
comes at the same time both a greater 1
annoyance and a greater threat to i
health. The advisability of waging j
warfare against it, therefore, does. i
In Pullman Parlance.
Two Pullman car porters meet out
side the Grand Hotel after a night's :
"Whero's Ike Stevens. Bill? He
hasn't been on the job for two
"No. He had a birth up at his ;
"Girl cr hoy?"
? "Huh! I don't call that a birth; I
call that a section."-New York Tel
?d in the South.
ist to Planter,
Her in the upper sections. Mr. Dauth
rldge, in Edgecombe County, made
some years ago a fine crop of wheat
sown in December, but in any of the
upper parts of the State that would
be entirely too late to give the wlieat
a fair chance, while lt might do in
lower Georgia and Alabama.
As to the amount of seed to be
used, I would sow more on thin land
than on strong land, for it will tiller
less. On the best wheat soil fivo to
six pecks per acre, and on thin soil
seven pecks or even two bushels per
acre will be none too much. Get seed
wheat, if practicable, south of you
rather than north, for south wheat is
sown later and ripens earlier, and
hence earliness is promoted by going
south for seed. In the days of the old
Blue Stem White wheat it was com
mon for Maryland farmers to get e-eed
from North Carolina, and they found
this to be an advantage in earliness.
Where one has a manured clover
sod turned for corn, the only fertilizer
that will be needed on red clay soil
will be about 400 pounds of acid
phosphate per acre, and on sandj or
grey soil an addition of twenty-five
pc nds of muriate of potash will be
an advantage. Always drill .the seed
with a wheat drill, and never follow
the old practice of sowing broadcast
and harrowing in. See that the seed
is clean, plump and heavy, for a great
deal depends on the vigor of the
plants, and you cannot expect strong
plants from shrivelled seed.
You will have no cheat unless you
sow the seed with the wheat or have
land already infested with cheat s<?ed.
Cheat is more common among oats in
the South than among wheat, for the
cheat seed is very much like a snail
oat, and farmers sow them with the
oats without suspecting their pres
ence. Then the winter may be bard
and the oats get killed, but the hardy
cheat grows, and the farmer, seeing
green leaves, imagines that it is oats
till it heads out, and then he thinks
his oats have turned to cheat. No
man ever had any cheat but what
came from cheat seed which wa? in
the ground or was sown with the
L. A., of Grenola, Kan., writes that
i good kafir-corn header can be made
at a little expense out of two old
stalk cutter knives and a few piuces
of lumber. This is used for heac lng
kafi-corn out of the shock. The lower
knife should be bolted in the piuces
)f the frame, which should be notched
30 the knife will fit in and form a
smooth edge. The irame should- be
jet on the side of the wagon. One
xian should stand on the ground and
out the bunches or bundles on the
knife, while the other man stands in
the wagon ard pushes the knife down
against the bunch, the knife cutting
the heads off, which fall into the wa?
A thorough preparation of the soil
before lt is planted to cantaloupes
will very much lessen the necessity
for so much cultivating afterwards,
but a great deal depends upon fre
quent and thorough cultivation dur
ing the early stages in the growth of
cantaloupes; at first it should be deep
and thorough, but not close enough
to disturb the plants; the cultivations
should bo -more shallow and further
from the hills as the plants develop.
The grower who cultivates deep and
close to the hill because the vines do
not prevent him, is cutting off one
source of early cantaloupes. He
should study the growth of the roots,
for they form the counterpart of the
vines on the surface, only they ramify
the soil more thoroughly and lo a
greater distance than the length o'
the vines. '~<-K?..,-.
The Separator's Value.
A separator will reduce the number
of churnings, the length of time it
takes to churn, and improve the (jual?
tty and increase the yield of butter.
AGAINST FLY IN WINTER
not become any less. Scientists and
hygienists declare that, disease is of
ten transmitted by this insect, and
the claim is one that is supported by
facts. Such bein?r the case, the
sooner we get to work in earnest, all
over the country, to eliminate it, the
better. The next few years will wit
ness a great advance in sanitary
measures to prevent disease.-Schen
"Although he overcharged me ter
ribly," says the returned traveler,
'the .cab driver who took me over
Paris was most polite."
"All Frenchmen are," we observe.
"Yes, but this one got off his box
and helped me find the necessary pro
fanity in my French-English diction
ary, so that I might s?y what I
thought of him."-Exchange.
Virtue often trips and falls on the
sharp-edged rock of poverty.--Eu
THIS KING. SNAKE HAD SWA
Snake stories are told once in a
.while, but not often true ones. Here
is one that was related by a reliable
man last night, though he said the
reporter would be "hanged, drawn
and quartered," if his name should
"I lived in the Southwest ten years
of my life. One day I was sitting in
my portico and heard my hen, at
the corner of the portico setting on
guinea eggs, make a peculiar noise
that led me to believe something was
TO USE BLACK ANT IN THE ?X
Ants, the little black species which
frequently infest kitchens and pan
tries, may be experimented with near
Durant by the government next year
to exterminate boll weevils. The dis
covery was recently made by Special
Agent S. W. Murphy of the depart
ment, of agriculture, who is located in
this city, that the ants will devour
the younc weevil and the larva?; be
NEW NAVAL SHELL EFFEC
France 's latest pattern of naval
shell for heavy ordinance seems to be
highly effective, judging from the re
sults obtained last week when the
wrecked battle ship lena was used as j
a target. The first shell was fired at1
one of the ^'unels, which it pierced
as easi'v ?o revolver shot would go
thronen a niece of paner, and carried
Yt won't cost you a penny to reach
out a helping hand to a great army of
honest, hard-working and deserving
men and women.
Just your moral support will insure
work, a living, and comforts which
are now either partly or wholly de
Come on, let's have a look.
You've often been importuned and
many have been commanded by ad
vertisement or otherwise to "refuse
to buy anything unless it bears the
Looks harmless on ita face, doein't
It really ls a "demand" that you
boycott the product? made by over 80
per cent, of our American working
men and women, who decline to pay
fees to, and obey the dictates of the
lt demands that you ask the mer
chant for articles with the "union
label," thus to impress bim with its.
It seeks to tell you what to buy and
what to refuse. The demands are
sometimes most insolent, with ?
"holler than thou" impudence.
It demands that you take away thc
living of this 80 per cent of American,
workingmen and women.
Is that clear?
Why should a small body of work
men ask you to help starve the larger
There must be some reason for the
"union label" scheme.
Run over in your mind and remem
ber how they carry on their work.
During a discussion about working
or striking in the coal regions, about
25,000 men preferred to work, they
had wives and babies to feed. The
union men salo? openly in their con
vention that if the employers didn't
discharge these men they (the union
men) would kill them.
So they dynamited about a dozen
homes, maimed and crippled women
and children and brutally assaulted
scores of these Independent workers.
The big boys of the union men were
taught to pound the scbool childrer
of the independent men. How would,
you like to have your little girl short
ly grown from the toddling baby who
used to sit on your lap and love "Dad
dy" pounded by some big bullies or
her way home from the Behool whero
she had gone to try and please Daddy
by learning to read?
The little bruised face and body
would first need tender care while you
ponder the inscription writ deep in
your heart, by that Master and Guidn
to all human compassion. "Inasmuch
as ye have done it unto one of th i
least of these My brethren ye havo
done lt unto Me." Then perhaps you
would drop to your knees and pray
Almighty God for strength in your
right arm to strike one manly and
powerful blow for baby's sake, even if
you went to death for lt
Helpless children were Drought
home, with faces black or bleeding
from the blows and kicks of these
fiends, teaching Independent Ameri
cans that they must stop work whea
told -and pay fees to the leaders of
-labor." Thousands of men, women
und children have been treated thus.
From somewhere, Oh, Father of us
all, we try to believe that You loot
with pitying eyes upon these bruta.l
blows, cuts ano scars on the many
human bodies made In your likeness
They are beautifully and wonder
fully made, each the dwelling place
nf a Divine Soul.
ls lt Your wish that they be crushed
by iron shod heels, cut hy knives or
torn asunder by bullets and dyna
May we venture to think that a
long suffering patience is extended in
the hope that the men and women of
America may some day wake to a
realization of the awful cruelties per
petrated by this spirit of oppression
and that they will some time learn
the lesson that the "sacred gift of hu
man freedom and liberty" was given
by God and must be defended even to
Our forefathers were used by tb.8
Infinite God to establish our freedom
In 1776, and our fathers gave freely
of their blood and treasure to estab
lish the freedom of the black. Now
again lt seems we are called upon to
protect our brothers and ourselves
from that old time spirit of tyranny
which comes up from time to time t;o
force people to obey tyrannous rules
and bend the knee of the slave.
LLOWEL; TEN GUINEA EGGS.
troubling her. I went out ?nd raiser
the hen Mid found a king snake undei
her. Tie hon was pecking at hin;
furiouslv. He had swallowed all thc
eggs, wl ich- would have hatched in
a few dfi.ys.
"I shot off the snake's head with a
pistol I always kept convenient, and
there weira-the-eggs on the inside, ten,
in 'a row, bulging the skin, the eggs
being larger than the- serpent. They
were not harmed, and as I had nc
notion o:.' losing my guineas, I delib
TERMINillON, OF BOLL WEEVIL.
fore they hatch, and that they ar?,
very fond of the weevil as food.
The discovery was mada entirely
by accident in the following manner :
Mr. Murphy had visited a local cotton
field and secured several weevils
which were about ready to hatch.
They were taken to his office for ob
servation under a magnifying glass
to determine what effect, if any, the
recent hot weather had had upon
TIVE IN MODERN WARFARE.
it away, hurling it into, the sea 400
yards off. A second shot struck one
of the gun turrets, and when twenty
minutes later the-artillery committee
arrived in a stream pinnace lo see the
effect of the shot the steel walls of
the turret were red hot from the fire
started by the explosion. For more
than an 1 onr it. was impossible to ap
In Wollston, Ohio, thirty Amer
icans sought employment in a factory.
They we*e seeking to earn food for
their families. They were bombarded
by rocks and pounded with clubs In
the hands of union men.
One ot! the injured, John Brannl
han, was taken to the city hospital
with a broken jaw, crushed skull and
Other cuts and bruises. He was the
father 'cf two ' children, and was
thought to be dying. Ferb?pa he did.
I don't know, but I sometimes wonder
what tho children said to Mother
when "Papy" didn't come home, and
how the:' and the little woman got
any food, and how they could place
their wrongs before their own Amer
Mayhap sometime some kind , per
son will equip a home where the or
phans and widows of the victims of
the Labor" Trust may be cared for and
It would take a big home, it has
been said there were 31 Americans,
many of them fathers, ' killed in one
strike, (the. teamsterr, In Chicago)
and over 5 000 maimed nany for Ufe.
That's only one "le a" of these
bullies. There are Ute ly thousands
of cases wherein you illow Amer
ican has been assaul maimed or
killed by these men. ) same work
is going on day by da v Suppose you
make a practice of pi? .lng out each
day from the papers, accounts of bru
tality to American workingmen who
prefer tc- work free from the impu
dence and tyranny of self constituted
leaders (?) than to be always subject
to their beck and call, pay them fees
and be told by them when and where
to work, and for whom. You will
discover the same general conditions
underlying all these dally attacks.
In every case the workingman pre
fers to tie free. He has that right.
He then tries to go to work. He and
his family sorely need the money for
food or he wouldn't run the risk of
his life. Many such a man has wiped
the teart; away and quieted the fears
of a loving wife, left with a kiss on
her itps, set his manly jaw and
walked into a shower of stones and
bullets to win food for the loved
mother und babies.
i A good many have Deen brought
home on stretchers with blood oozing
from none and ears, some cold, while
some gradually recover, and carry for
life the grim marks ot the-"union
They ire your fellows, my friends,
and yet you supinely read the ac
counts' and say "too bad."
Have you grown so calloused that
you care nothing for the sufferings of
these men who need food and these
helpless ones who rely on the life and
strength of husband and father?
Let uti hope that soon you may be
moved by a just God to rice In your
might and by voice and pen, by vote
and right arm you will do a man's
part In protecting yourselves and
your brothers from this onslaught on
American citizens. This cruel war
fare ls carried on not always to raise
wages, but to establish union con
trol, kick out the independent men
and establish the "label."
Unfortunately, the "Labor move
ment" which started many years ago
honestly enough, has fallen under
control of a lot of tyrannical, vicious
"men of violent tendencies."
There are too many to attempt to
name. You can recall them. They
Include men who have planned the
murders of miners, teamsters, press
men and carpenters, shoemakers and
independent workmen of all kinds.
Many of them have escaped hanging
by an outraged public only because
juries became terror stricken and
dared nut convict them.
Some have been punished slightly
and some, Including.the principal offi
cers of i his nefarious crew are now
under sentence to imprisonment but
have appealed their cases.
Right here some apologist rises to
protest against "speaking thu3 of
laboring men." Bless your dear
heart, lt isn't the honest and real
workmaa who does these things, it ls
the exciiable ones and the toughs and
thugs who don't work except with their
mouths, but have secured control of
too many unions. I don't even at
tempt to specify the criminal acts
these persons have assisted or winked
at in their plan for destroying free
workingmen and forcing men to stay
In "the union" and hence under their
control. The newspapers for the past
7 years contain almost daily accounts
of tho criminal, lawless and tyranni
crately took my barlow and ripped
I open the snake from Dan to Beer
3 sheba, saved the eggs and put them
, back under the hen. A few days af
? terward the lien hatched all the
1 Knicker-Who does the baby look
; Bocker-They are going to blame it
' on the richest relative.-Brooklyn
I A wife speaks and spurs.-Hebrew.
them. They wore placed on a news
paper and left upon a table while
Air. Murpay went out to dinner.
When he returned scores of little
black ants were .devouring the weev
ils. He watched the ants with the aid
of his glass until he was thoroughly
satisfied that they were really devour
ing the weevils and not attacking
them by chance. He then wrote a
full report of his discovery and ob
servations to Dr. Knapp, head of the
bureau of plant life industry, under
proach within six feet of the turret,
so great was the heat, and the turret
wall was battered as though it had
been a tin cup. Some goats and poul
try shut up within it had been killed
by the gases liberated by the explo
sion. A third shot was fired at the
lower decks of the battle ship, which
were protected by a thick steel belt,
and although it did not pierce the ar
eal acts against American citizens and
haven't told half the tale. Right here
It becomes necessary to say for the
ten thousandth time that there are
scores of honest, law-abiding union
men who deploro and are In no way
responsible for the long Infamous rec
ord of the "Labor Trust" under Its
present management, but they don't
seem to stop It
The men who manage, who pull the
strings and guide the policy have
made the record and lt stands, as
made by them.
Examine, If you please, the record
of a string of members of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor and you will
view a Hst of crimes against Amer
icans, stupendous beyond belief. They
defy the laws, sneer at the courts.
Incite mobs and are avowed enemies
of the peaceable citizens of all classes.
This band wields an Iron bar over
their subjects and drives them to
idleness whenever they want to call a
strike or exact extra pocket money
Men don't want to be thrown out
of work and lose their livelihood, but
what can they do when the slugging
and murdering committee stands al
ways ready to "do them" if they try
The poor women and helpless chil
dren suffer and no one dares present
their case to the puhlfc. They must
suffer in silence for they have no way
to right their wrongs, .while the no
toriety-seeking leaders carry out their
These men cannot thus force op
pression on the weak and Innocent or
use them to bring newspaper notice to
themselves and money to their pock
ets unless they can "hold them in
Therefore, with the craft of the fox
and venom of the serpent they devise
the "union label" and tell the public
to buy only articles carrying that
Smooth scheme Isn't lt?
They extract a fee from every
union man, and in order to get these
monthly fees, they must hold the
workers In "tho union" and force
-. nan u facture rs to kifk out all Inde
Can anyone devise a more com
plete and tyrannical trust?
If allowed full sway, no independ
ent man could keep working in a free
factory, for the goods wouldn't sell,
no matter how perfectly they be made.
Then, when the factory bas been
forced to close and the employes* get
hungry enough from lack of wages
the workers must supplicate the
union leaders to be "allowed" to pay
their fines (for not becoming mem
bers before) and pay their monthly
fees to the purse-fat managers of the
Labor Trust Thereupon (under or
ders) before the factory be allowed
to start they must force the owners
of the business to put on the "union
label" or strike, picket the workB,
and turn themselves Into sluggers and
criminals towards the independent
workers who might still refuse to
bend the knee snd bow the bead.
In the meantime babies and moth
ers go hungry and shoeless, but who
cares. The scheming leaders are
trained to talk of the "uplifting of la
bor" and shed tears when they speak
of the "brotherhood of man," mean
ing the brotherhood of the "Skinny
Maddens," "Sheas," "Gompers." et
al., always excluding the medium or
high-grade independent workers.
Perhaps you have noticed lately
that the makers of the finest hats,
shoes and other articles have stoppea
putting on the union label. Natural
ly the Labor Trust managers have or
dered their dupes to strike, lie Idle,
scrap, fight, slug and destroy proper
ty to force the makers to again put
on "the label." But for some reason
the buying public has been arousect
to the insults and oppression behind
lt,- and In thousands of cases have re
fused to buy any article carrying,
what some one named the "tag of ser
vitude and oppression."
The bound and gagged union slave
ls fined from $5.00 to $25.00 if he
buys any article not bearing the
"union label." Nevertheless, he,
time and again, risks the penalty and
buys "free" goods simply in order to
help the fellow workingman who ls
brave enough to work where he
pleases without asking permission on
bended knees from the bulldozing
leaders who seek by every known
method of oppression and hate to
A -willful man had need be vcrj
Beyond his power the bravest can
The road leading to justice is the
Faint-hearted men are the fruit of
Who prates of war or want after
Sweet is the voice of a sister in
the season of sorrow.-Lord Beacon
whose direction Mr. Murphy is work
Mr. Murphy has made further ob
servations of the habits of ants and
is confidant that in them he has found
an insect which will destroy the boll
weevil without damaging the crop.
His explanation of the reason why
the ants have not already exterminat
ed the weevils is that tho advent of
the latter into this country is tf com
paratively recent date, and that since
their coming they have spread and in
mor thc force of the explosion was
such that the electric conduits three
tiers higher up were completely pul
verized. So far as the experiments
have gone the impression has been
created that in a naval fight every
part of a battle ship pdojecting above
the main armored framework of the
vessel would under fire from these
shells be destroyed in a breif timo.
If these poor wageworkers will
thus brave fine and slugging to help
out other men who seek to live a tree
life under our laws and constitution
cannot you, reader, help a little?
Will you reach out a hand to help
an independent workman earn food
for his wife and babies? Or will you
from apathy and carelessness allow
him to be thrown out of work ana
the helpless suffer until they pros
trate themselves before this stupen
dous and tyrannical aggregation of
leeches upon honest American labor?
The successor of Henry Ward
Beecher in Plymouth Church, Brook
"Union labor hatred for labor
burns like a flame, eats like nitric'
acid, is malignant beyond all descrip
tion. But the other day, a woman
representing a certain usion visited
many families in Plymouth Church
asking them to boycott a certain in
stitution. . . . Alas; this union
woman's hatred for non-union women
burned in her like the fires of hell."
She was pitilessly, relentlessly and
tirelessly pursuing the non-union
women and men to destroy the mar
ket for goods, to ruin their factory
and to starve them out.
In the French Revolution only 2
per cent of the French people be
lieved in violence. The 98 per cent
disclaimed violence and yet the 93
per cent, allowed the: 2 per cent, to
fill the streets of Paris with festering
corpses, to clog the Seine with dead
bodies, to shut up every factory in
Paris, until the laboring classes
starved by the score.
The small per cent, element in the
Labor Trust which hates and seeks
to destroy the large per cent, of inde
pendent Americans sends out letters
declaring "free" industries unfair and
tries to boycott their products. If
they could bind every one lt would
bring suffering upon hundreds of
thousands, immeasurable ruin upon
the country, and land it absolutely
under control of the men now at
tempting to dictate the daily acts of
our people and extract from each a
There are babies, children, women
and honest, hard-working and skill
ful fathers who rely upon the protec
tion of their fellows, when they seek
to sell their labor where they choose,
when they choose, and for a sum they
believe it to be worth.
Every citteen having the rights,
privileges and protection of a citizen
has also the responsibility of a citizen.
The Labor Trust leaders may
suavely "request" (or, order those
they can) to buy only "union label"
articles, and you can of course obey If
you are under orders. i
Depend upon it, the creatures of
tbe Labor Trust will, upon reading
this, visit stores and threaten dire re
sults unless all the things bear "the
They go so far as to have their
women pretend to buy things, order
yards of silk or cloth torn off and va
rious articles wrapped up and then
discover "no label," and refuse .them.
That's been done hundreds of times
and is but one of the petty acts of
hatred and tyranny.
Let no one who reads this article
understand that he or she is asked to
boycott any product whether it bears
a "union label" or not One has a
constitutional right to examine the
article and see whether Its makers are
Labor Trust contributors and slaves
oj? are free and independent Ameri
I have tried to tell you something
about those who are oppressed, vili
fied, hated, and when opportunity of
fers are attacked because they prefer
to retain their own independent Amer
ican manhood. These men are in the
vast majority and include the most
skillful artisans in the known world.
They have wives and babes dependent
These men are frequently oppressed
and have no way to make their
wrongs known. They are worthy of
defense. That's the reason for the
expenditure of a few thousands of dol
lars to send this message to the
American people. Remember, I
didn't say my "excuse" for sending
lt The cause needs no "excuse."
C. W. POST,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Some "parlor socialist" who knows
nothing of the Russian Czarism of the
great Labor Trust will ask right
here: "Don't you believe In the rla-ht
Here and There.
The course, of a river is not to be
Many are the afflictions of the
Nothing can be great which is not
. It is delightful to take out of a
A man of sense talks little and
Men prize a /thing nngained more
:han it is.-Shakespeare.
creased much more rapidly than the
mts. He intends to colonize as many
mts as possible in a cotton field near
this city next year, and to assist bim
in his efforts he h?s asked that a gov
ernment expert be detailed.
If the ants can be successfully colo-,
lized and propagated Mr. Murphy's
liscovery will prove of untold worth
o the cotton-growing industry, and
:he ants,' which are now regarded as
lousehold pests may prove a bless
ng.-From the Dalia? Morning News.
There's a Enb.
"Died in poverty!" cried the phil
"Died% in poverty, did he, an' you
(xpect me to sympathize? What is
here in dying in poverty? I've got
o live in it."-The Sporting Times.
It is not every man's lot to gain the
)ort of Corinth.-Horace.
of certain workmen to 'organize?"'
Oh, yes, brother, when real workmen
manage wisely and peacefullly, but I
would challenge the right of even a
church organization when its affairs
had been seized by a motley crew of
heartless, vicious men who stopped
industries, incited mobs to attack citi
zens and destroy property in order to
establish their control of communi
ties and affairs, and subject every one
to their orders and exact the fees.
When you see work of this kind being
done call on or write the prosecuting
officers of your district and demand
procedure under the Shernan anti
trust law, and prosecution for con
spiracy and restraint of trade. We
have the law, but the politicians and
many of our officers even while draw
ing pay from the people are af paid to
enforce it In protection of our citi
zens, and now the big Labor Trust is
moving heaven and earth to repeal
the law so their nefarious work' may
be more safely carried on.
But You. Why don't you-strike
out and demand defense for your fel
Put your prosecuting officers to the
test and insist that they do their
sworn duty, and protest to your Con
gressmen and legislators against the
repeal of the Sherman Anti-Trust law.
Its repeal is being pushed by the La
bor Trust and some big capital trusts
in order to give each more power to
oppress. Do your duty and protest.
In this great American Republic
every one must be jealous of the right
of individual liberty and always and
ever resent the attempts made to gain
power for personal aggrandizement.
Only the poor "-.ol allows his lib
erty to be wrested .rom him.
Some one asks "how about your
I didn't'intend to speak of my own
affairs, but so long as the question is
almost sure to be asked I don't mind
The Postum workers are about a
thousand strong, men and women,
and don't belong to labor unions. The
Labor Trust has, time without num
bers, sent "organizers" with money
to give "smokers," etc., and had their
"orators" declaim the "brotherhood
of man" business, and cry salty tears
describing the fearful conditions of
the "slaves of capital" and all that.
But the "confidence game" never
worked, for the decent and high
grade Postum workers receive 10 per
cent, over the regular wage scale.
They are the highest paid, richest and
best grade of working people In the
State of Michigan and I believe In the
United States. They mostly own
their own homes, and good ones.
Their wages come 52 weeks in a year
and are never stopped on the order of
some paid agent of the Labor Trust.
They have savings accounts In the
banks, houses of their own and steady
work at high wages.
They like their dally occupation in
the works (come and ask them) and
are not slaves, and yet the Labor
Trust leaders have done their best to
ruin the sale of their products and
force them Into idleness and poverty.
It would cost the workingmen of
Battle Creek (our people and about
3000 others) from $1000.00 to
$2000.00 a month in fees to send out
to the leaders of the Labor Trust, if
they would allow themselves to be
come "organized" and join the Trust.
Not for them, they keep the money,
school the children and live "free."
That's some comfort for white people.
Once in a while one of the little
books "The Road to Wellville," we
put In the pkgs. of Postum, Grape
Nuts and Post Toasties, is sent back
to us with a sticker pasted across it
saying "Returned because it don't
bear the union label."
Then we join hands and sing a
hymn of praise for the discovering by
some one that our souls are not
seared with the guilt of being con
spirators to help bind the chains of
slavery upon fellow Americans .by
placing added power in the hands of
the largest, most oppressive and
harmful trust theworld lias eversden.
When you seek to buy something
look for the "union label" and speak
your sentiments. That's an opportu
nity to reach out a helping hand to
the countless men and women in all
kinds of industry who brave bricks,
stones and bullets, to maintain their
American manhood and freedom by
making the finest goods in America
and which do not bear the seal of In
dustrial slavery, the "Union Label.1*