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Skygac Finds a King in Disguise
Remember that good old hymn we humble slave, serv
useu to sing, about a Child of a
King! Quoting from memory it wer.t
something like this:
"My Father is rich in houses and laud
He holdeth the wealth of the world
in his hand."
It now appears that the child Las
grown up and come into his heritage,
wholly imaginary of course, but, well
anyhow, here is the yarn, figure it out
While browsing thru the pages of
one oi tne current magazines, 1 found submitting to them
the story of the King in disguise. It he could drop the
seems there was a poor dissatisfied slavery and return to his kingdom?"
DU a cruel task
master. Good. As an honest slave, ho
would do an honest day's work for his
day's wages, put the money in his
pocket and go home. But there he could
throw off the livery of slavery. Witfl
his wife and children, in his own
home among his friends, dispensing
the fruits of his toil he could be a
kin. That was his real life. That wus
his real happiness.
"And then when he returned to his
work, why not go as a king in dis
guise? Why not accept the terms of
his slavery as a dirguised king would,
liverv of Lis
workingman who complained bitterly
of his cruel and unjust employer.
"Every day something happened to
put him in a fury of indignation, and
every day his impulse of revolt was
blocked by the dead wall of fear."
"If he angered his boss, what about
his job, his wife and children, his old
age" He had to swallow his wrath
and that gave him indigestion.
A great doctor was called, who
diagnosed the case as a mental abber;i
lion, and, but let the Doctor talk;
"We started with the assumption
that since he had to work for nil em
ployer, he was a slave. We agreed,
nest, that it was in the nature of
taskmasters to be cruel. He was a
"Why not indeed? Jle tried it and it
cured his indigestion. The boss can
not irritate him now. lie has escaped
from the evil of work -resentment."
There you have it plain as mud.
If you are dissatisfied, you are "suf
fering from the evil of work resent
ment" and the cure is, "accept the
terms of your slavery as a disguised
king would, and submit to them
AMUSEDLY" but above all. SUB
It IS rather amusing.
If you are class conscious and a
real man you naturally would resent
any system of society which allowed
private ownership of all the sources
of raw material, thus placing whole
sections of the workingclass in a po
sition where they have to wear thi
livery of slavery.
But the remedy is plain. Just
imagine yourself a king in disguise. If
you have been worrying over the con
stantly rising cost of living and won
dering how yon are to get Irene a much
reeded new pair of shoes, and rubier?
for Gracie and a new suit for George
when the present pay check is not big
enough to pay the rent and grocery
bill, don't worry any longer. Just
imagine yourself a king in disguise
and then you can draw on the king's
wardrobe for the needed clothes ?.nd
shoes. The boss would much rather vou
would thus draw upon your own ima
gination than upon his swollen profits!
If the wife shows any signs of being
"peevish" because that year-before
last gingham dress is worn out and
cotton now is higher than gingham was
then, just slip her the information
that you are a king in disguise and
by virtue of the marriage certificate
she is a queen, that ought to please
A king in disguise! A wonderful
remedy for the evil of work resent
ment. But that is the kind of piffle
that is eagerly sought, bought and
printed in the leading (misleading?)
magazines ol today. A clever idea
forsooth, yet methinks it is lacking in
able of improvement, to wit; While
you are imagining yourself a king iu
disguise you had better inr "iue the
time to be in the eighteentu century.
The King business flourished better in
If you go around daydreaming now
adays you are apt to lose step with the
rush of modem industry and find
yourself without a job, your place
taken by some more awake and alert
toiler. Then again you are apt to
come in contact with some wide awake
class-conscious toiler who is consciou?
of the robbery of the whole kiug.
capitalist and wage-system business
and doing all he can to awaken others
to the danger and yon are apt to find
yourself without a kingdom and will
be a king in disgrace. A king without
a kingdom is a king in disgrace.
The evil of work-resentment is not
an evil but a positive good. It gavo
to the world the measure of progress
.vhich we have made. It is the driving
force back of every improvement m
labor saving machinery which does
the most of the work of the world
. king in disguise is a king in dis
One dissatisfied slave means more
to the progress of mankind than a
dozen satisfied kings.
Wake up! You are not a king in
a very grave particular, and is suscept-disguise but a slave in chains.
MEXICAN POLITICAL SITUATION
Will the July presidential electiou
in Mexico bring revolution?
Many believe it will. Undoubtedly
American capitalism would like to picked by Carranza himself in a con
r.ave suet! a result, so it 'onld have
an excuse for intervention
Some time ago when Gen. Gonzales
who is the candidate of the reaction
aries and the American financial in
terests for president of Mexico, asked
Gen. Alvaro Obregon if he would sign
a statement promising not to resort
to arms in case of defeat at the
polls. Obregon declined to commit him
self. Enemies of Obregon declared this
constituted proof of his determination
to make himself president by force if
he could not do so at the polls. Friends
of Obregon retort that this is not true
nut that Obregon will certainly abide
by the result if the elections are hon
estly conducted. However, they do not
expect thr.t such will be the case.
They believe that the Carrmza gov
ernment will count out Obregon no
matter if he has an overwhelming
majority of votes and they say it 's
because of this belief that Obregon
has refused to make any promise as
to what he will and will not do after
The choice of the Carranza govern
mert today is unmistakably Ambas
sador Ignacio Bonillas. Originally it
seemed to be Gonzales but it ap
peared that Gonzales was too reaction
try and too much under the influence
of American Financial interests, also
that he would be loo weak a candidate.
'La Republic-- , M 0j ttiieh across a revolution successfully.
are financed more or less by govern
ment money, are actively supporting
Bonillas. It is said that Ponillas was
ference with the Ambassador in Cuatro
Cicnegas, the president's home town,
alter it had been decided to withdraw
rapport from Gonzales. Obregon men
also assert that the Bonillas boom was
officially sprung by a handful of aov-
errment clerks in Quaretaro, the most
backward state of central Mexico, which
they claim is another evidence of the
tar-chamber nature of the Ambas
sador's candidacy. They charge that
( arranza is building up a huge espion
age system consisting of spies and
censors, whose purpose is to hamper
Obrego.vs campaign and frame up the
Both Bcnilias anil Obregon are mak
ing vigorous appeals for the support
of the Radical elements and 'abor
unions altho so far it appears that
Obregon has the larger share of thorn.
On account of the fact that local A. F.
of L. unions are aligned mainly with
Obregon, the Bonillas papers are boost
ing the I. W. W. enthusiastically as
well as the Communist Party, which
.stands for the T. W. W. brand of union
ism. Gonzales makes no effort to get
labor support, being very frank in his
opposition to Radicalism and even
If Obregon is defeated on July 4th
rnd his followers believe the election
was a framcup, there is no question
that trouble will follow. There aro
HGREAT CLEARANCE SALE!!
Curranza's support then shifted to S"me bpl'cve that the ndministra
Bonillas. tion ll:ts n intention of interfering
with tlin t i , 1 1 1 Lt--. a . i .
. i - dinner ar.n mat an
lne machinery of thp .-u. - .
. , ... ... " ""' ot coercion and fraud is Dart
today is being ntilifod to the fullest of a clever scheme m Z ' 7
... - wv . vi Duii-mi- un i no inrt of
possi e extent to he p elect Bonillas Obregon to get the masses in a angry
and El iMmimta" "Pi nt..ii:.t. n ... " 8 J
frame of mind so t'.at he can
NOTE. Our lease with "Uncle Sam"
having practically expired and deciding
to retire to private life, we the un
dersigned will offer at public sale at
our residence, National Capital, Wash
ington, D. C, December 15th 1920 all
of the following described property to
the highest bidding Chump to Wit
One League of damXations. One set
of Injunctions and Restraning orders
old enough to wean, together with an
Old Elephant of about 59 vears, she
has been on our hands for some time
and will go cheap. Lived by Gold
Buys and damned by everybody.
One Democrat platform, good as new,
only been used for campaign pur
poses. (A number of Republican planks
nave gotten mixed in, but as they
cannot be distinguished, they will go
with this lot, together with 14 points
that have never been used.
One bunch of Syndicalism tools and
fixtures. One bunch of old hounds,
weie used bv politicians and rulers of
by gone days for tracking Radicals.
One bunch of Radical Deporting
Arks, would navieate fine un Salt.
River but of no other use.
One Democratic Machine, some what
out of repair.
One Financial System, well supplied
with Clearing House Certificates but
littlo cash or consideration for the
needs of the people agaiust. the legal
ized robbery of profiteers in high
A large supply of old relics such as
Old Dinner Pails, Grandpa Hats, Coon
Skins, Big Sticks, Taft Smiles and
other things too numerous to mention.
There will also be disposed of at this
time a gTeat lot of old junk belong
ing to democratic and other parties.
(Useless, only for relic colleetorO
Comrade Forman of Morgantown W.
Vn. is another Booster who gets a
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This Sale will positively take place on
Whether this is so or not, it would
appear at this stage of the game that
Obregon has a majority of the people
with him and that a resort to arms
would result in his triumph. New de
velopments, of course, may change
these probabilities. A littlo while ago,
tho Carranza government was backing
Gcnzales, and Bonillas wns an incon
sequential factor. Today the situntion
is quite different with the government
hacking Bonillas who is now Obregon V
WHO AR 100o0 PATRIOTS?
(Continued from pago 1.)
fitcers would bo in tho penitentiary
for life, instead of running at laree
grinding down tho poor.
We suggest, as thn common people
furnished most of the moncv for th"
Liberty Loans nnd the Red Cross thnt
those profiteers bo made to pay the
balance of the war debt for' they
made millions while labor wns giving
their lives. Resides it is certainly U
justifiable to conscript us it is to
James Pointius, F. 8. S, L.
above date regardless of the weather.
Everything must be cleared out before
1921, as the Socialists will then take
entire charge of Uncle Sams business.
Roast Crow will be served by tho
Old Boys Democratic Club.
Everybody, regardless of past po
litical servitude invited. This stuff
must be cleared away.
Grape J. Brine (Auctioner.)
Morgan, Gary and Vanderbilt
A. Mushhead Palmer, Clerk.
LONDON. More than 1,500,000.000
English workers are now affiliated
ing the decision taken at the con
with the American I. W. W. follov
ference of the Workers' Committees
nnd Shop Stewards of Great Britain,
lhe delegates voted to indorse the
principle of industrial unionism and to
express their solidarity with the
American form of that idea.
The shop steward movement grew
up L the spring of 1915 in the ship
yards of the Clyde. The trade unions,
in mi excess of patriotism, had given
Hp more of labor's righ,-, than the
workers coul I endure. So th; ship
bi.'lt'crs jut It'rfigt across i!u lines of
unionism and organized every shop as
a unit, with the rank and file as the
The movement spread like wildfire
throughout the shipbuilding industry,
the munitions factories an'i other great
industries. Tt established its position
by a number of successful strikes.
After the war the shoo steward
movement won the allegiance of the
triple alliance of transport, mine and
railway workers, nnd has continued
its rap.'d growth.
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"The Mediumship of Farmer Riley"."
By SYDNEY FLOWER, LL. D.
This is a book of sixty largo magazine pages, in which
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