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"I have heard some Socialist speeches
and like what little I know about the
subject, except 1 am told that it will de
stroy the home. How about that — is it
true? Ido not want to espouse social
ism no mutter wlmt it will give us if it
will rob us of our home life. An answer
will he much appreciated by
The essence of tin* question is "Will
Socialism destroy the home? Now I
will be obliged to answer "Yes or No,"
just as your understanding of home is
and in order that I may answer correct
ly we will l»e obliged to analyze the
question, partially at least.
Now I will ask what do you mean by
There are thousands of people who
live in sqtrallid tenements, sometimes
six to ten people, children and adults,
often two or more families living in one
room. All of them who are above (5 or
8 years old are employed for wages
somewhere or working in some sweat
Is this home?
Beautiful Los Angeles, the city of
liomes where half of the people own
their own homes; who go to their work
in the morning before their children get
up, and return at night after they have
been put to bed. The only time they
can see them is when they are asleep
and a little while on Sunday.
Is this home?
The great number of families who
live by getting up sometime in the
night and going to work — not only the
head of the family, but father, mother
and children — and continuing at con
stant toil until sometimes in the follow
ing night, so that they are all tired,
tired, tired. The mother who is tired
brings forth a tired child, who grows up
tired under the constant strain, and at
last takes the road as a "Weary Willie"
or fills an early grave.
There is the most meagei kind of a
house upon which there is no time to
spend. There is no furniture, no hang
ings, no pictures, no books, no flowers,
no ornaments, nothing but the plain,
bare walls, and these, too often, do not
turn the weather. Merely a place in
which to prepare some food and lie
down for a few short hours to yield to
nature's demands for rest.
If these are the things) you call homes
and the life those people lead home-life,
then socialism certainly will destroy the
However, if socialism destroys the
home, it will be in the sense that the
full-blown rose has destroyed the bud.
It will destroy what we have now by
Ihi I ting something intinately superior
in its place.
What kind of a home could you make
for yourself if you had $1500 per year;
v nominal day's work — say 6 hours —
and a guarantee of constant employ
ment; do you think you could make a
home with that as good as capitalism
gives you now?
Socialism will give to every man that
much and more.
Modern capitalism has destroyed the
possibility of the vast majority of the
people ever getting homes or enjoying
If capitalism keeps up its ravages a
few years longer there will be no more
homes in the land to destroy. They
si . ii being destroyed now as fast as any
tuing could destroy them.
It you aspire to a home— if you have
none— or to keep a home— if you have
one— you can do no better than to vote
for Socialism and induce others to learn
what is and then go after it.
Someone has helped you to the truth;
repay your debt by helping someone
elHe. Frank A. Marisk.
Out on the Farm
D. L. TAYLOR, IN ADVKUTISINd BXPBRIBKCB
Out next to Nature's heart. Out
where the dumb things live and the
green things grow. Out wliere your
eyes catch the first |>eep of the rising
sun and the last of its departing rays.
Out in God's own quiet.
There you find Nature's noblemen in
the rough — rude, picturesque, powerful
— the American farmer. There he
wrests a living and an average of from
four to six hundred dollars a year in ex
cess — from Mother Earth.
Writers have made word pictures of
life on the farm, painting in glowing
colors an existence of contentment, in
dependence, ease, peace, quiet; the full
larder aud the groaning table of plenty.
Did you ever see a farmer going into
action with an old mule or a two-year
old colt and plow?
Mighty little ease and contentment
liitting the furrow trail from sun-up to
sun-down behind an obstinate beast
and a heavy plow. Not much poetry
standing on a border near your head
gate while the water flows into your
field, when darkness covers all and the
good people are fast asleep in bed.
Milking kicking cows, and feeding
hutting calves that nearly chew one's
fingers off while standing straddle of
their necks teaching them to drink, is
not much of a delightful finish to a
hard day's work in the fields.
The robin redbreast's morning an
them is pretty well drowned by the
bawls and whinnies of a hundred head
of hungry stock, and the "smell-of-the
soil" is not incense to the man who's
pulverizing stubborn clods.
The "beauties of Nature" kind of
pall upon the man who has his eyes,
ears and mouth full of dirt and dust,
and his nerves shattered from riding in
a jolting wagon.
Outdoor life may be God's patent
medicine, but pitching hay in the hot
sun makes it mighty mean stuff to take.
Farming is hard work. Never fin
ished. Hard work makes hard-minded
men. Hard-niinded men make hard
headed men. Hard-headed men are
not to be wheedled or got around by
pleasanaries and pretty talk. ■ They
want reasons. Want to see why and
how— they ask for the "because," and
have got to have it. This is the key of
the whole agricultural proposition.
Once you have got the farmer's confi
dence and trade by square dealing,
telling him the things you have to sell,
and getting in close, intelligent touch
wUh him, you can always sell to him.
He will stick to you like glue, and no
competitor can pry loose his patronage.
There is just this to remember. Get
rid of the idea that he is the proverbial
granger, or hay-seed to whom might be
Hold green goods. On the other hand
do not get the high and mighty notion
that lie is a picturesque, god-like noble
man, wearing a halo and wrapped in
the royal robes of ease and independ
ence. He is just a plain, every-day,
hard-working, hard-thinking, close
buying citizen, to get and keep whose
trade you will have to give the most
and best for the money, stick to the
absolute fairness and be willing to give,
in your advertising, reasons upon rea
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A. T. Garnett, Jas. Porter, F. C. Paulin»
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Fherriri, K. J. Allen, Imperial; J. 0.
Brown, Los Angeles ; Geo. Steele, Port
land; J. N. Hagins, Riverside; J. M.
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uneasiness and worry in the household
when a child shows symptoms of croup,
there is now perfect confidence. This
is owing to the uniform success of
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treatment of that disease. Mrs. M. I.
Basford, of Poolesville, Md., in speak
ing of her experience in the use of that
remedy says: "I have a world of confi
dence in Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
for I have used it with perfect success.
My child Garland is subject to severe
attacks of croup and it always gives him
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Redlands, W. N. Cuddleback and wife,
Tehachipi; S. B. Ilurlburt, El Monte;
George S. Reynolds, FjOS Angeles; G. W.
Martin, Boise City; T. Singimato, R.
Crawford; V, Gaut, Calexico; Jos. Ryan,
Satery, Cal.; Mrs. C. B. Cameron,
Brawley; Mrs. A. J. Bennett, Los
Angeles; A. C. GoVcher, Redlands; L.
Fraser, S. B. Hurlburt, El Montu; R.
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A. M. Oplin, Imperial ; Walter Winsoe,
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S EATERS S
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rgk best of meats of all kinds.
£k Special prices to hotels, restau-
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The Real Issue
There are two issues after all,
Above the ones that speech may call
Or wisdom utter;
The issues that with me and you
Are most Important — and the two
Are bread and butter.
Let patriotic ban tiers wave,
Let economic shakers rave ; >
'Tis not potential
That Art proclaim or Music sing;
The Loaf is, after all, the thing
That's most essential.
Truth seeks some broader meeting place,
For breed or clan or tribe or race,
For saint and sinner;
But after all thu noise and f uhh
The issue paramount with us
Is — What for dinner?
New theories we may evolve,
Old governments we may dissolve,
New flags float o'er us,
And Truth may search and Wisdom think
Still these two planks of meat and drink
Are yet before us.
So let contention hotly wane,
And let the wars of logic rage
In discourse fretted ;
When all the clamor \h complete
The issue still is what to eat —
And how to yet it!
— New York Times.
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sonals or news items. Write them out
or tell them to the Editor.
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Local Agent for the Emerson Realty