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') SOCIA LIST MISSISSIPPI TUE NEW SO cents si ar TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU KkEI THE ICiliun .1. H. Mertei No, Kl KILLMICHAEL MISS NOVEMBER 15th 1 ut I Vol. 1 S ( J. Class Legislation. Editor Socialist; That the work done by the last Legislature for Mississippi was in the main, of a high order and progressive trend, is beyond question: and to impoughn the motive of the body as would be unpardonable, that there was "Axes to grind" and "Nests to feather" is also Never ne a unit But unquestionable, reconstruction days when "Stonman" ruled in since .Id national j "Rrindle Buzzard politics, and Egelston" dominated the State's j policies, has there legislation more "classy" very nature, incipieney and fui- j mination, than the "Printing Bill" that restricted the State's printing contracts to its tento rial bounderies. Already baleful and obnoctious effects are being felt in exorbitant charges for printing election j tickets. Sixteen dollars per, thousand for sheets of paper, j 14 X 30 inches, printed on one. ; side only, is confiscatory in its i tendency and will soon bankrupt public confidence and patience, if not the State s- finances, lhe "Secretary" no doubt could have ■ 1 tHMfclwF dollars or more, had he been priviliged to accept bids outside the state. But his hands were by that little "Printer's been any in its its acuîfl « fF tied Bill" and at the mercy of the most compact organizations, either open or secret in the state, that fix prices in accordance with their own conceptions of profit This comment may sharing, seem l facts nevertheless, highest regards fer each indi vidual member of the peoples representatives, but I am not ready to ascribe perfection to them on the line of legislation. Many people think if the govern ment has the bill to pay-no mat ter about the price or charges, unmindful that the taxpayers will'be the sufferers, paid for tickets in the late elec tion would start a printing establishment sufficient to do a large part af the states work. One among the breeziest littie! papers in Mississippi, that was a success, from the begining, start ed with $700 and $400 of that was borrowed. When Mississippi learns that she can'do her own impliments and stock, for less money than the contract system cost, she will go at it unless her representatives and officials are low the little pieefe of legislation referred to in the foregoing join the people to patronize stat business establishments.. One is as plausible as the other. Both are fingering m the peoples pockets without concent, I wish that little piece of "printing" legislation could be put before the people under the ''Reiferen dum clause, and see where would wake up. a little harsh, but it is I have the The $2600 "Grown in Mississippi'' is all right for ports, but we are hardly ready Dr. Francia s Paraguay sys tem" of reclusion, or for "Ja c.anishness Business J sociality is as essentials for states and commonwealths as for indi- i vidu'als or communities elfish is to diabolical in its very nature for a great "State" propogate it. J. M. Hutson e\ or panose ne to I I Barto Miss. : j j j LAfc r -, j — What y 0U Voted j -A ; for When you i \ r , i , i VOteCl tlie Socialist Ticket Wha 1 you Voted for When you Voted the Two old Parties ELmst the j ' .'ptvqré- l •v You intefïïîsi or i You voted against the Brotherhood of man. You yotvi.l for tho inter est of the people. You voted for the Bro therhood of man. You registered a pro test against this ungodly competitive system. You voted for the Gul den Rule. You voted against op pression and exploita tion. You voted for a gov ernment of, l'or. and by • the people. L You voted to uphold the ungodly competitive regime. You voted for the Rule of Goid. You voted for oppres sion and exploitation. T?@ad til G AnnOUnCGHlGlTb Pag'G ThrGG. If you "Want ipVjjg PaiDGr tO SllCCGGU X OU A iv Must Holp us. Bg Sutg and Read Every Line on Page; Three Our Existance is iia| Your Hands Get Every j -** w v . i j t T»,-, j OnG you sgg to try tnG ra \ ' er O MOïlttlS for S> DiUlG. itiir^ - * - ^ « You voted for a gov ernment of, for, and by Wall street. Military Despotism in Mississippi -U— - Did you know that your last legislature passed a compulsory military law? Did you and 45 are subject to the call of the Governor at any time: Did you know, that your great and idolized Bilbo approver and signed this law on April 7th 1910? You to know'these things, and in the next issue of ,,Tht New Mississippi Socialirt we are going to expose this dirty piece O: legislation. Be sure and read it further know, that all males btween the age of L in J i L 1 4 USl I I n3rnw)' _ ij I : I a Ü v/, }\ ft I LABOR of Greatest The AU New National Song! jlf 1 j (Contribi ted to the Co-opera tive Socialist Press by Dr. R. B. J Keeran, Findlay, Ohio.) My country, 'tit of thee. Land where things used to be So cheap, we sing. Land v here we once could b ty Things that are now so high, To Cue with many a sigh. Our memories cling. Some of our children swear That what they eat ami wear. Takes all the r wad. Others vow that they Eat only once a day, And for it they cannot pay. So help them God. The people humbly crave To pull them out pf the grave • At least dne leg. We do not : sk to dine On flesh of beef and swine. But give us, land divine, One good, fresh egg. ! in I a he j l 8 Our father's land, wit i thee, Blest home of liberty. •We choose to stop, We don't exactly like So soon to herfeevvard hike. But we must hit tl e pike a 2 If this dou't sti p. --L They are Finiçig Meri Now for Fearing Dan gerous Machinery BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY 4 - LONDON, NOV. 11.-Fined for fearing a dangerous machine! Standards of iron and blood now dominate English trades, When war was declared all la'or laws ere swept aside; today the un protected workman may be cited into the munitions courts for con sidering lus own safety. John Smith, eighteen a maker >f munitions, appealed before he London tribunal indicted for efusing to take charge of an ex ra machine. The youth testi ied that the machine was known j o be danger us, a girl worker laving lost her fingers a few days j lefore. The tribunal's chairman ; rowned heavily. "If you were n the trenchés and ordered to ad- ! do you tkink it would be ight to refuse because you might j loose a finger? he challenged. I John Smith, artisan, answered j O: ranee, that, being a workman, he con-j sidered his hands were w'orth more than he was paid for mak ing munitions. "You are fined $1 88, " order the tribunal chairman. You should be doing your part just as WE WANT TO POST YOU 1 much as the man at the (Von:, jlf you would not be making mii niliuus you woule he in the army, There you would not only risk vour fingers, but vour life. Condems big Farms The Bible was ahead of the world when it was written. Iris still ahead and will he until the millenium arrives. Ii voices the dtmand for social justice in In man relationships. It does not of fer any political plans nr program in dealing with wealth and po verty. The Master himself said "The poor ye have with you al ways." This was a mere state I ment of fact, not an approval of a condition. When during the age of the Judges, the tribes of Israel came to Samuel for assist ance in organizing a kingly gov ernment, he told them that un der the monarchy there would he concentration of landed pro perty in a few hands. ( 1 Sam. 8 .) The prophets vigorously con demned the adding of field field. U "Woe unto them that join house to house that lay field to field, till thereJie no 'place that they may be >y\ec tVidtf ■•■'*!• 'Vf- •• ■ u-Vo.*»*' 4 £\r| "And they .'covei fivrfis and. • take them away: so they opprjes a man and his heritage." (Micah 2 : 2 ) •d alone in tbt They looked forward to the time whes every man should have his home. "But they shall sit every mar under his own vine and undei his own fig tree; and none sha! make him afraid.' j we have reached the stage wher> two per cent of the people own j s i x ty per cent of the wealth, ; Through a multitude of cause we have been steadily along this ! roac j till now we are at the dan ^rer point, j anc j means .to change else w> I j ( Micah 4:4) "In that day saith the Lord of Hosts shall ye call every man his neighbor under the fig tree. " (Zach 3:10) The Hebrew nation went down under the concentration of pro perty and the injustice which always goes with excessive wealth in the hands of the few. Rome was destroyed by th< same cause. In our own country Wi must find way shall go as the older nations went. The magnitude of the work a head of us is appalling, but it mu st he done, else our childrei are delivered into slavery anti death. —Inland Farmes Election Retuns Next Issue jg 'f M ^-'prv; •V-54 Old m ■u W ■ '