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THE FOOL-KILLER, BOOMER, N, C. PAGE THREB NOW IT CAN BE SAID. Ex-Gov. Bickett, of North Car olina, delivered the commence ment address at the University of South Carolina a few weeks ago, and in the course of his ad- dressthe former governor said this: DOGGEREL AND CATTERAL. Dear Editor: I send you here A poem I have written About the little ugly dog That bit the pretty kitten. The kitten died and never knew That it was ever bitten; And now the poem's long enough, And so it's time for quittin. A $500,000,000 Naval Appropriation Bill has jusjt been passed, with a tail to it recommending DISARMAMENT! Let's laugh. "FREE AMERICA. To-day the whole world has through agony and bloody sweat Beem driven to the conviction that the great command, Thou shalt not kill, is as binding on the conscience of a nation as on that of an individual." Eugene Debs is in jail to-day for preaching that very same doctrine. While the war was going on our "patriots' ' had no use for that doctrine. They said it was pro-German and danger ous. This same Bickett ranted Thrones have been crumbling around over the State making ever since the American Declar- 'patriotic'" speeches and urging ation of Independence was flung the people to kill, kill, kill. The out to the world, and especially great command, "Thou shalt not since religious liberty as aprin kill," had not yet become bind- ciple of government with its cor ing on his concience. He sane- relative, separation of church tioned the imprisonment of Debs and state, has been so successful f or saying the very same thing ly demonstrated as wise and f ea thnt he himself says now. sible in the American common- Why can our ex-governor tell wealth. Liberty has enlightened the truth now? Because it is safe Europe. Perhaps immigration to do so. But Eugene Debs dar and emigration have done more ed to tell the truth when it was than anything else to disintegrate dangerous. All honor to such a hoary heresies in the. old world. mt.nl They all see now that he America has given the whole W2.s right, and some of them are world a colossal demonstratian of beginning to admit it. The time the feasibility and value of free will come when Eugene Debs will democratic institutions. Light be recc gnized as the bravest and and darkness cannot live to- IDIOTORIALS. , Hot words are like hot mush it is easier to spit them out than it is to swallow them. You must take your choice be tween being right and being pop ular it is very seldom that yon can be both at once. truest man in America. J. H. ALLEN, S. T., Chamois, Mo. Cures All Diseases, Present or Absent, Without Drugs, Cures in Twelve States. Send Stamp for Testimonials. JNcte: I believe Prof. Allen's method to be safe, sane and scientific, and cannings! gather, and-the ends of the earth are seeing the Hght of America's demonstration . J. B. Gambrell in Southwestern Journal of The ology. Yes-sir-ee-bob! We are showin' 'em how! This is "free America,' ' by The reason so many people can't get hold of any money along now is because there is too much mon ey in the country. Seems mighty strange to me that England and Japan have to tie themselves together with a grapevine and all that Leeg in op- eration too. The reason the shoemaker has to go barefooted is because he has made too many shoes. He has glutted the shoe market, and his boss tells him to quit making shoes. That cuts off his salary, so that he has no money to buy the shoes he has been making for the boss. Poor old fool J If he owned his job he could make shoes for himself and wear them. SLIGHTLY DISFIGURED But Still Acting the Fool. High Society testify that I am now being greatly benefitted by his treatments. Mrs. Cora Pearson. This ia the glorious land in which Eugene Debs and two or three hundred other good peace able folks are in prison for their opinions nearly three years after the war ended! In old monarchial Europe where they don't know anything about This little book of poems was writ Liberty, their political prisoners Lthfe fJaes, rkUl have all been turned lcose! Pearson editor of. The Fool-Killer. m, , . . . - Tie ( book contains about 20 poems, a Tnat 13 tne sort of a demon- teir written in the author's girlhood stration" that '-free America" is days, but most of them in later life. "BLUETS AIID BUTTERCUPS" A Little Book of Verses by Cora Wallace Pearson. .It is neatly printed, and has a pic ture of the author. I will send you one postpaid for 25 cents, and I will also throw in for good measure an other little book entitled "An Auto ?l)iographical Sketch of James Larkin Pearson," giving a complete history of The Fool-Killer and its editor. This history booklet will be of spec ial interest to .all you folks who en joy reading the paper. Bdth booklets 'together for 25 cents. Order today aright now. Address: Mrs. Cora Wallace Pearson. Boomer, N. C, giving the world! Ain't it something to brag about? ' Free America? The Land of Liberty? You're doggon right! Now go and tell it to Debs! I have received another mighty good letter from my old friend, H. L. Bee, but I am afraid to print it for fear it will be classed as ""advertising" and a high rate of postage demanded. High Society is an ugly sore on tne mild leg ot civilization. I hope all the Republicans will High Society is a hole burnt soon have their bellies full of this in the blanket of respectability, "prosperity." Yum-yum, fellers, High Society is a dead fly in ain't it good? the soup of decency. High Society is the smell that At the present rate pf increase arises from rotten riches. in war appropriations, how long High Society is the ashes of will it take us to disarm? Now burnt-out usefulness. don't bust your gallus trying to High Society is a bag of sour- answer. ed wind tied up with a golden string. The preachers have been trying High Society is the lazy dog to "save the world" for nearly that sucks the eggs of Industry, two thousand years, and honestly High Society is what's left it gets meaner every day. I think when Common Sense gets a- our religious chauffers have acci- plenty. dentally got their foot oh the High Society is the poison backing pedal, anyhow. truit that grows on the tree oil i CLUB RATES I have had to omit my "Club Rates' announcement and my standing speil headed "Let's Talk It Over," because they were classed as "advertising." Don't Idleness. . High Society is a colection of i fine clothes stuffed with cheap fertilizer material. High Society is the remainder ! after you subtract nothing from A $500,000,000 naval aDDronri-! nothing ,ation with a "disarmament" tail! High Society is the piece that hat hf bobtail? But I want you to it reminds me of ihe devil with ! Curiosity bit off of the tail of LO seuu m tIie UiUU5s JUbt ine same a hvmn book nnnW his arm. 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