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as he writhed and squirmed in his
agony, filling his body with bullets,
and singing, as they watched the
gruesome spectacle, "John Brown's
Body." In this throng of merry
makers were hundreds of women and
girls, who urged the men and boys
to their deed.
We protest when the Turks drive
some Jews from Palestine and when
the barbarous Germans deport some
Belgians. ' It is not Chrstian-like.
But the burning of an American citi
zen in our own land is civilization.
Now, why did some colored people
become angry at Clarence Darrow
when he stated that if a God exists
He (God) should nave got busy and
helped the colored people long ago?
Inconsistency, thou art a precious
jewel Gordon Owens.
THE LAND QUESTION. A. P. M.,
in "Unionism vs. Capitalism," seems
to be at sea without a rudder. He
starts in by saying that unionism has
a clear case against capitalists, and
goes on to tell about unwholesome
working conditions and dangerous
machinery. Then in the next line he
says trades unionism is too often
prejudiced. , Prejudiced against
what? Those bad working condi
tions? In the next line he wants us
to be less radical, and more rational.
I always thought one a radical who
knew what the full measure of right
was and demanded the full measure;
and that also makes one rational.
I wish to inform A. P. M. that I.be
lieve everybody is on the level who
wants the full product of his or her
The writer admits that trades
unions can never reach a full meas
ure of justice without making the
earth the common heritage of all by
means of the revolutionary reform
known by the name of single tax.
When we take the annual rental
value of land and run our govern
ment from that, and exempt every
thing from taxation that is made by
labor, we can meet the greatest cap-
italist on an equal footing, and no
one needs to be afraid. When that
time comes the greatest or smallest
capitalist may be stroked with the
hand, without fear of harm.
The British government allotted
each native head of a family in South
Africa with enough land to make a
living on. But the mining companies
employ many natives. One mining
company posted a cut of wages on a
certain date. When that date came
every native remained at home and
worked his land. There was no riot
ing, nor any disturbance anywhere,
but there was no one to work the
mine either. Thfe,native's land prov
ed better than a labor union.
When the mining company saw
what it was up against, the cJd wages
were restored and the men returned
to the mine.
Study the land question and see
how vital it is. Michael Eckert, 1808
NATURE. No changes relatively
great and sudden ever take place in
nature' a a whole. She is conserva
tive and acts defensively against
change and for existing institutions.
She allows, instead of initiates, con
structiveness. Speaking broadly, there is no in
dependent initiative; it may there
fore be said that all action is reflex.
In other words, causes are but anoth
er name for effects that, as such, are
traceable to other effects, and thence
back to the cosmos itself. The pres
ent war, for example, is an effect of
many alleged causes, most of which
might appear as innocent bystanders
in comparison with that royal shoot
up that is popularly supposed to have
led up to all this butchery.
War itself is the symptom of an
acute stage of national congestion,
faulty distribution. It is the culmi
nation of the anarchy in the econo
mic methods of the nations engaged
in or at all prepared for it. It is the
sum and the result of the many
small economic competitive wars