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[Continued Jfom First page.) department of his old friend’s store What is the secret of the difference? Now, when the “class conscious” Socialist solves these problems and does it sensibly and correctly he will have solved about all the economic ills of to-day. That done, if he is the sensible American he ought to be, he will stop growling and croaking and go to work. He will stop blaming “capitalism” if he is not climbing up in the world, and will begin to com prehend that the major portion of his trouble is in himself. There always have been inequalities among men, and there always will be. As long as all men have not the same brain power, the same ambitition, and the same amount of physical energy, there will be inequalities for'which no sys tem of economics, that is not based on pure sophistory, can offer any sort of equalizing solution. The German, the Scandinavian and other northern and western Europeans come to America as poor as “church mice.” They live here ten to twenty years, and are, at the end of that time, among our most prosperous and loyal farmers, merchants and artisans. The country is full of others, with the same opportunities staring them in the face, and the same hand of for tune beckoning them on. But they are as poor now as they were twenty years ago—many of them even closer to the ragg-ed edge. Mr. “class con scious” Socialist, the difference is in the. quality and character of the men and not in the times, want of oppor tunity, nor in unequaleconomiccondi tions. I know this for a hard, solid fact, and if you will think with your brains instead of with your heels, you will know it as well as I. This book is sent out to the average man, to help him see that our personal condition is more the result of natural causes than of victimizing economic conditions,—to stimulate him to the point where he will see that he can also be somebody if he will shake off his lethargy, take something for his liver, and launch out for individual success. There is success ahead for every man. If he will keep in the middle of the road and not sit down too often to rest, he will run it down in the end. Get the simple fact—that what you will be in fortune in fifteen years from to-day depends on what you do, how you live, and what you are between times—let that homely truth “stick to the ribs,” and you will begin to depemj on yourself as to where, in the world of fortune, you finally land. When Mike and I wanted quail for supper, we always got it. We just kept on hunting till we found it. Of ten it was a long, hard hunt, but when we got it, it tasted better for the ex tra exertion to which we were put; didn’t it, old man? The only way you can get rich quick is to do big things or rob somebody. Fortune, like genius, comes at the end of a long road of self sacrifice and hard, incessant work. Gie idle and growl, and you will lose; work, sing, save, and you will win. Afterword. I have said again and again, in these talks, that Socialism makes a special and peculiar appeal to the criminal class—to the dynamiter aqd midnight assassin. That its sympathy, open and above board, is with the men who trample law and order under foot to carry out selfish ends —to further per sonal and class interests. When William D. Heywood was on trial in the Idaho courts, charged with complicity in the assassination of Governor Steunenberg, and other criminal outrages in the labor world of the West, the Socialists, in defi of the government and courts, nominat ed him for governor of Colorado. They made a vigorous campaign in the interest of his candidacy, appeal ing directly to the enemies of legal procedure. Eugene V. Debs war per sonally on the stump in his behalf, making such appeals as only a class conscious, rattle-brained revolutionist can make. Heywood polled the en tire Socialist vote of the state —and then some. Recently The Appeal to Reason has been taking a straw vote among So cialists as to presidental preferences for the campaign of 1912. The result when last heard from stood: Eugene V. Debs 65,928, John J. McNamara 54,- 756, Sam Gompers 48,225, W. D. Hey wood 41,109. John J. McNamara, the self-confessed dynamiter, serving a fourteen-year sentence in the Cali fornia penitentiary, stands second in the list. Under the circumstances this vote is incontrovertibly indicative of the law-defying, criminal-sympa thizing character of a very large■ ele ment of the Socialist party. Now this is not recorded with any hope of swaying the class conscious runt. What he needs is brains and patriotic regeneration. It is intend ed for the men of honest purpose, patriotic convictions, lovers of civic purity, who might be led into the So cialist menagerie, as a protest against the misrule of old party professional politicians who, have been elected to office betray their trust. Don’t do it, fellows. It would be like jumping out of the river into a stream of mol ten lava. No, comrade, John J. McNamara is not “a martyr like the Boston tea spillers.” The Boston tea party was a protest by patriots against tyranny and unjust taxation. John J. McNamara was a plotter of outrage, of midnight murder, against .honest, hard-working men, who insisted on the right to earn an honest living with out a collar around their necks, which forced them to pay dues to a lot of walking delegates and high-salaried trust officials, who plot dynamite and breathe destruction. He is not suffer ing martyrdom. He is paying the just penalty for crime against honest, legitimate industry and unfettered, free American labor. Unions are all right when formed to advance the interests of labor on just lines, but when it yells “scab” at industrious American working men earning an honest living, grabs dy namite and spreads death and destruc tion, it is villainous, diabolical and inhuman. If my dog Mike,' on hear ing some class-conscious, murder-lov ing yap, speak of McNamara as a martyr and comparable with the Bos ton tea-spillers, would not bite him in the leg and run him off the place, I’d kick him out of the house and disown him, as a degenerate even among common curs. Also there is the announced fact that Socialism has been routed, foot, horse and dragoons, from the official control of the city of Milwaukee. When the American flag was unfurl ed in a Republican-Democratic rally in the city campaign, press reports say Socialists tried to break up the meet ing by walking out; and also that a Socialist spell-binder publicly declar ed that Gincoln and Jefferson were not patriots. That settled their hash in Milwaukee. It is once more an American city by over 13,000 majority. I tell you, Mr. Reader, as I told Mike early in the game, that one trial is all Socialism needs in any city, to break its incompetent, disorganizing, revolu tionary, unconstitutional neck. There is no question about the un- American, irreligious, free love na ture of the cult. Its appeal to class spirit is enough to damn it in any American community. And now, with its opposition to the stars and stripes cropping out wherever its votaries imagine they have sufficient strength to show their colors, as in Gos Angeles and Milwaukee, together with its uni form defense of criminals such as the McNamaras, and a voluminous ex pressed preference for John J. Mc- Namara for president of these United States by its class-conscious crowd, should fix its status in your mind— and that should be such as to arouse your everlasting contempt. The hon est man who has been misled, and the great body of Americans who are honest, industrious and patriotic should do just one thing to this for eign, revolutionary, incompetent, dis loyal cult every time they have a chance—“jab it in the slats”—and jab it hard. “Making Up the Account.” A subject of great interest to all thinking people will be treated by F. F. Cook, the former Vice President of the World’s Christian Endeavor Union, next Sunday, 7:30 p. m., in the Frostburg Opera House. —Advt. 1-2 ALSO A PRIZE WINNER. David Griffith Won Fourth Prize in Jr. O. U. A. M. Membership Contest. This fact was stated in last week’s write-up of the great Jr. O. U. A. M. event that recently added 120 new members to Mountain City Council, No. 11, of that order, but the engravers did not get Mr. Griffith’s cut done in time to get it in the picture gallery in last week’s Spirit. David Griffith - Well, here is his manly face, just the same, even though a little late. And when it comes to good looks, none of the fellows whose portraits appear ed in The Spirit last week have a thing'on “Dave” Griffith. He’s a good fellow, too. A Subject of Vital Interest to All. “Making Up the Account.” You are invited to hear F. F. Cook’s lecture at the Frostburg Opera House, 1 next Sunday, 7:30 p. m Advt. Paint or Not. Is a horse worth more or less after feed? 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