For The Mexican Campaign Until You Have Read
By George A. Kirkpatrick
scathing indictment of the Futility, Brutality and
Criminality of War ever written.
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contains 384 pages, 28 full-page pictures taken on battlefields
^mediately after the slaughter. Y$ur library is not complete
without a copy of this truly wonderful book.
one critic as l'a denunciation, an exposition, a revelation and a wealth
of data . ' '
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in my veins."
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are being tempted into Hell's Night
mare by the seductive and false ad
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Place a copy of War ? What For? in
their hands and let them see what
war looks like ? up close, where blood
spurts, bones snap, men sweat. freeze,
starve, kill, go mad and die. They
.. i ?:?.? war they wish to see, and will be proof against all temptations to become professional
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w ill route James H. Hollingsworth. of Ttirre Haute, Ind.. for as many dates as ran be secured
: ?;n December. 28th.. Hollingsworth is not a only a neighbor of Debs, but for years the lives
if s have been rooted together. There is now a mutuality of feeling one for the other that comes
??iuals. and which is only possible of fruitition in such a movement as we have. Hollingsworth
???'?> I should say Hollingsworth is a preacher, for while he has left the ministry, he is stiil
. '? M. K. Church. Besides the strong recommendation of Comrade Debs as to Hollingsworth's
>')cirtlist message. Comrade Fred. Guy Strickland speaks in the highest terms of Hollingsworth.
stform speaker, if we bear in mind that the bishop of his church invariably selected this
::ference ? or rather at the conferences ? sort of a preacher to preachers, we may know that
: i)el?s and Strickland speak for his Socialism being right. We arc informed that he is a
?i presenting the philosophy from r lie viewpoint of the Socialist.
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Will have to speak early to be in line for an opportunity to hear Comrade Hollingsworth. Many
??'?epted. having seen the announcement in the State Party Notes.
. below for making application for a speaking date.
unorganized places that will fill in the form below and guarantee the umuutit of the expense.
v.-Tth for a meeting, for propaganda and organization purposes. Act upon this matter at once.
i KINTZKR, State Secietary. Socialist Parly.
in the routing of Jarnes H. Holiingsworth
meeting . for which we are to pay at the rate of 56.G0 for the first meet
; t' I-t each additional meeting. We understand that there will he furnished undated
1 rs free of charge and the transportation expenses also paid, hut that we will have to
ertainment for the speaker. We prefer . day ol any week, hut can u.s.e any
He Goes Forth in Search cf Elu
sive Game. v
WILL NOT BE DISSUADED.;
Mrs. Bowser's Usual Lack of Faith In I
His Ventures Serves to Spur Him on, i
With the Result That He Has an ;
By M. QUAD.
[Copyright, 191-1, by Associated Literary
SNOW had boon failing :i It the
afternoon, and Mi's. Bowser
had a presentiment ihat some
thing was going 1" happen.
Whether Mr. Bowser was going to
invent a now kind of snow plow or
make a start for tho north pole, .she
could not say, but that it would be
something connected with the snow
she was sure.
She made no mistake.
When MP. Bowser arrived lie would
have hidden a parcel in the vestibule,
but. being caught at it. ho said:
"It's a shotgun 1 borrowed, and you
don't want to fool with it. 1 shall take
a day off tomorrow to go hunting."
"If there is a brand called the win
ter snipe I have never hoard of it. J
supposed the snipe was an early spring
and fall bird."
"Well, when I bring home :i Inishei
of snipe tomorrow night you'll sup i
pose something else."
Mrs. Bowser Asks Some Questions.
Nothing more was said till alter din- ?
ner. and then Mrs. Bnwsor ipn-rie.l:
"Where do you g<? after snipe?"
"Oh. duwn tho marshes,'' ho replied, j
"But what is a snipe':"
"A snipe? Do you mean to toll tin* |
that you have lived t?? ho forty years \
old and don't know what a snipe is? j
A snipe is a bird."
"Well, it's neither a buzzard nor a j
bluebird. It's* -it's.. a Miipe. Ii tlios j
XiOOtkivO WVlill.V At:. MM I.
over marshes and is good eating.
Snipe "ii toast is a dish lii for a king."
Mr. Bowser talked very confidently.
Init lie had never seen a suijie. alive
| Dl' dead. Mrs. Bowser wanted loknow
I lojs of oilier things. Iiiit lit.1 choked her
| otV in time to .save li is preside. Jie
got lo bed early, s<> as to get au early
start, hut his dreams were snipe
haunted. At midniuht lie yelled out
and almost rolled out of bed. At L'
o'clock lie got up lo look "tit of t lie
window !iud listen for i lie notes of
birds, and at 4 o'clock he was up to
look at the weather, and :il ti he dress
ed and went downstairs t" load his
Deaf to Entreaty.
"I wish you wouldn't." pleaded Mrs.
Bowser. "Von don't know anything
about snipe hunting, and yon '11 be
"St'">p right, there!"' interrupted Mr.
Bows* r. "I go forth to" hunt the snipe,
aud I'll come home with a basketful.
Nothing will happen except that we'll
; have snipe on toasl for break fust-- fat.
1 juicy snipe!"
| With that he was off with the gun
1 on his shoulder and three small boys
| and a dog trailing behind. Ar (he C"r
j uer his retinue left him. and fie toi.k
an electric ear for the conmry. He
wanted to get a line on snipe as soon
as possible, and so lu- asked informa
| tion of the eondueior. The eondiiejor
j replied that the snipe were so t h i?*k
i just beyond the terminus; lhat farmers
j were killing them with elnbs.
Mr. Bowser chuekled as lie piel tired
i Mrs. Bowsers chagrin wiien he arriv
! ed home with a wagon load of birds.
! He set ott' bravely and at In - 1 struck a
marsh. He looked warily around him
for snipe, but realized after :t minute
that a bird of brains would l>e hidden
away where the reeds were thickest
and highest. There was water in t lie
marsh. There were Is? ? old roots and
iogs to ensnare, and as ihe hunter
plowed his way n|on'_r he got a fall
every ten feet. He had tilled hi> shoes
with water and lorn half the l-ritn oft"
his h;rt before h>- ^"t lliroituh the
I marsh, and the higvvst thing he had
! scared ui> was a woodpecker. < >n the
j farther side of t marsh lie came
I across a farmer, and lie approached
him to say:
'ru out after snipe. but I don't
think I've struck the spot They
hang around r!ie marshes. dou't^tliey V"
??They dew." replied the fanner as
I l:e straightened up rest hi- hack
| 'Yes. the gol darned things hang
Of all the creatures on this earth.
That runs upon to legs.
There is none so silly as the geese.
That lay the golden eggs.
Not dressed in feathers like the geese.
That lay their e&gs in shells.
But clad in rags producing things.
Some other fellows sells.
These geese are human working folks.
Who sell their skill and toil,
For just enough to keep on top,.
Of old earths sunny soil.
around 1 lie marshes and keep up such
a cbatterin' you can't hear yourself
"But T don't see any around."
Returns to the Trail.
""That's 'cause they've mo over to
that marsh to the west. They alius pro
about this time of the day to feed.
You jest go over there if you want to
plunk 'em by the million."
Mr. Bowser's Jost exultation return
ed to him. and there was a song in his
heart as he climbed the fence and fell
iu and out of a ditch and made bis
way into the large marsh. lie splash
ed through water and toiled along over
beds of high grass with all the in
stincts of a hunter ou the qui vive, but
nothing offered, not even a biuejay.
It was either a good day for liars or a
bad day for snipe. When he finally
emerged from that marsh it was to
come again upon that same old farmer,
lie had tramped for two hours in a
"Didn't git any. eh?" queried the
farmer. "I was thinkin' after you'd
gone that 1 ought to have sent you
over this other way. That's where
the snipe ail appear to git together
about this time of day to discuss the
"1 was told that there were plenty
this season," said Mr. Bowser as hope
"Millions of 'em, but they don't alius
stay In one place. Try this other
There was more water in this marsh,
also more obstacles, but Mr. Bowser
plunged in with a stout heart and look
ed upon a fall into a ditch or a tumble
into the reeds as all in the day's work.
After he had stumbled along for an
hour without raising a bird and had
come out on the old farmer for the
third time he yelled:
"See here, you blamed old idiot! 1 J
am back again!"
"1 declar", if yon ain't!" replied t h?* ?
toiler. "Why. you must be lopsided to;
walk in a circle this way!"
Mr. Bowser Loses His Temper.
"You are a liar! I came down here
after snipe. 1 don't believe (here is
one in the state!"
"I dii niio, unless they've all crawled
into a holler log to yet out of the Wei." ;
\vniurcd the farmer. "But if you'll
hang on you'll llnd 'em tlyin' around,
waitin' to be plunked."'
Tin.- car which conveyed Mr. Bowser j
from i lie snipe grounds to- town con- j
veyed a cross eyed, bow legged man |
who sat on a back seat and quoted j
poefry relating to swamp tourists and j
snipe hunting. There were forty
verses, and the end of every verse left
the hunter in a ditch or 011 his nose in
the grass. Mr. Bowser vowed he
would hunt that cross eyed man to his
doom. When he reached his own gate
lie saw Mrs. ISowser and Mrs. Bowser
saw him. Mrs. Bowser called out:
"Nothing for you this evening! 1
have neither cold victuals nor money
Dazed, he opened the gate and ad
??If von come in here 1 will call a
policeman!" shrieked Mrs. Bowser.
Ni in rod Bowser was taken for a
tramp hv his own wife!
"Lust, spring," said Mrs. Crosslols. j
"I hat next door neighbor of ours plant j
e?l large quantifies of sweet corn and I
peas and put a iocs that nobody has :
"Perhaps," replied her husband, "but j
I'm too busy a man to follow up any !
of these tips about buried treasure."? !
Breaking It Gently.
"Halloa! Sit down. J believe you 1
have come to ask me"'?
"You have been misinformed. I
haven't come to ask you anything.
"Why, I understand you"?
"I came merely because I wished to |
be first to tell you a bit of good news. I
1 am going to marry your daughter."
- Short Stories.
A Meaning Remark.
"Isn't, it disgusting the way she!
brags about her beauty?"
"Why. I did not hear her say a word j
"Didn't she say she entered a crowd j
ed car last evening and every man in
It jumped up and offered her his seat?" ?
? Houston Post.
Gladys? Jack is horrid! When we
were out tonight a little bug tiew right
into my mouth, and I asked him of
what that was a sign.
i'lytie? What did lie say it meant?
iJ lad.vs? That I should keep m\
mouth shut.? .Judge.
Anticipating Her Needs.
"Marriage* is a serious business. Are
yi.ii preparing yourself to be a good
housewife, my dear?"
"Oh. yes. grandma! You ought to'
see the house gowns 1 am having ;
made!"? Kansas < ' i ry Journal.
The End of the Romance.
"Tim days will dreary .seem," said ho, ;
"W'l ? a you iiio fin- away.
Tli 'UKli :? hi 1 ve I hr skies may he.
Tu me 1 hey will i>e gray.
"My every thought will he of you
I. * t : 1 i I asrain we meet.
It is so hard t" say adieu
Though paribus is ??? et."
"Til ?!:ir!c of you eueli day," said she,
"And dream uf > r.u each night.
A::d every thought that comes to me
To \ ju I'll gladly writ*:.
"Yni; ve promised that ea< li day you'l! jirn
A word o i !?>?.'.? t-.i me.
And that \vi:i h?-!r> to cheer me when
Ti e hours drag drearily."
Rat da> hv day no ieU'ts '?ami-.
Siv ?? :ietio:i h> is liarrvd.
?"?If he fulilOt I : Iiiaiti'tl'.s ! I'll,-.
And s.'ic mislaid i* is c ud.
? Di-troit Free I': ess.
Unions Withdraw Funds.
The labor unions of Germany d).*
, cided the other day to withdraw their
; deposits, amounting to So.000.000. from
; a leading bank in Berlin which dis
' charged one r>f its employees who had
been engaged in agitating f.?r the for
mation of a bank clerks' union. The
j bank declined to reinstate the man at
the request of the labor unions and
! also refused to give acceptable guaran
: tecs that its employees should have the
; right of association. The desired guar
i autees were obtained bj the labor un
J ions from other banks. ___
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