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PLANNEp ELEVEN YEARS AGO
CARRYING IT OUT NOW Just to remind those guileless indi viduals who are paying little attention to what is going on around them and Tail to realize that there is a combin ation of wealth and power bent on the ^destruction of present-day trade union ism, we have delved a little into oast history. Under date of July 8, 1911, n paper in Los Angeles, Cal., called the Peoples Paper, reprinted an ar ticle from the Bankers' Magazine, that Teads as follews: "Wé must proceed with caution and içuard well every move made for the lower orders, for the people are al ready showing signs of restless com Tnotion. Prudence will, therefore', die late a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until all our plans are so far consummated that we can de clare our designs without fear of any organized resistance. The Farmers' Alliance and socialist organizations in the United States should be carefully -watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our proiect to disrupt them. At the coming Omaha -convention our men must attend and direct its movement, or else there will T)e set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to over come. This, at the present time, would be ■premature. We are not yet ready for such crisis. Capital must protect it ■self in every possible manner through combination and legislation. "The courts must be called to our aid and debts must be collected: bonds and mortgages must be foreclosed as Tapidlv as possible. "When, through the process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the in fluence of the strong arm of govern ment applied by a central power of imperial wealth under the control of leading financiers. A peonle without Tiomes will not quarrel with their rul History repeats itself in regular cv cles. This truth is well known among t>ur principal men now encased in forming an IMPERIALISM OF CAPI TAL TO GOVERN THE WORLD. "While they are doing this the oeonle must be kept in a condition of polit ical antagonism. "The Question of tariff reform must be ' urged through the organization its THE RE-BUILDING OF LIANO Need of Hotel and Other Buildings Daily Becomes More Urgent.-New Electric Light and Power Plant Provid ed For.-Next Is New Hotel Llano Colony will soon have a new electric light and power plant, a visit ing comrade having advanced the en tire amount for its purchase and erec- • tion. We now have half the necessary funds for the first brick residence build ing, the elevation and floor plans for which are shown here and about which we have been talking for some time. This building is to be only a part (one of the wings) of our complete hotel arrangement, which will include several such buildings around a central unit which will house the kitchens, din ing rooms, cafeterias, library and read ing rooms. It-is estimated that this first brick building would cost $60,000 to have it built by contract. But by building it with our own labor and almost entire ly out of materials from the natural resources on Llano laud, the cash out lay is proportionately small. The workers have built all the fine hotels, but few have aspired to live in them, and our object is not only to in spire the desire to do so, but also to offer the opportunity to the workers. There are many co-operators who are not yet prepared to take up their LLa in HB -HI IFR. ffl RLE ED m Sff [ELU Bffl permanent abode with us in Newllano City, and for these comrades rooms are reserved at $250 each, and the patron may come at any time and occupy the room as long as he desires. This plan offers advantages to those who plan to spend the winter in the South, as by the reservation of a room they can live with us the greater part of three winters—250 days in all—be fore their investment is used up. By living with us, we mean that you will be entitled to eat three meals a day with us. We will not lose anything on this arrangement. Our present hotel rate is $1.00 per day for room and board, and there is no reason for rais ing the price, as food is produced too cheaply to necessitate that —■ with the wastes and profits of capitalism aUnL iched. Any balance owe n eo-opwm wt « room reservation may at any time be credited on a full membership appli cation, and we earnestly invite all co operators to visit us at any time they are able to do so and familiarize them selves with our achievements and our aims. If one can spehd only a week or two, he will in that short time be able to learn much as to our resourc es and the soundness of our plans and the wonderful possibilities of the co operative efforts of those who produce the wealth of the world but have it taken from them in a thousand forms of profit, interest« aad »w mnm undertaken to explain in the columns of The Llano Colonist, but we are always glad to answer questions —always glad to hear from those who are interested in the progress of our work. And if you have $250 that you can spare—we are sure that it can never be used so effectively as just at present. It is an investment and not a donation that we are asking you to make, and you can apply it on a com plete membership or use it for vaca tion purposes at any time you please. M TT M JH =n J ixx/4 .Virata —/ 1 ^ V The Electric Plant Problem Has Been Solved. The Next Big Thing in the Line of Construction Is The New Hotel, and We Are Half Way Toward Starting It. NOW Is the Time YOU Can Help Most. Let us Hear From You. ToKcW —n— =£3= =a= Write for more information and tell us what you think of our work. Llano Co-operative Colony Leesville, La. known as the democratic party, and the question of protection with recipro city must be forced to view through the republican party. "By thus dividing the voters we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no impor tance to us except as teachers to lead thç common herd. Thus by direct ac tion we can secure all that has been generously planned, and success fully accomplished Oppressive court injunctions, the de mand in some quarters for an exten sion of the tyrannical Kansas can't strike law to other states, incorpora tion çf trade unions, etc., are only ma terial for another chapter which is de sired by the hidden power behinl the throne. Every member of organized labor should read and keép in mind the foregoing statement, printed in a magazine circulating exclusively among bankers. THE AMERICAN COLLEGE (By The Federated Pre«) 1. The average American college is a plutocratic hierarchy. The men at the top—the trustees—are the same men who run the banks, packing hous es, and the department -stores, and they take their business psychology in to the trustee meetings with them. 2. The average American college is an academic dictatorship -—teachers ruling; students obeying. 3. The atmosphere in the colleges is one of tolerant indifference to "aca demic" questions of right and wrong, and of stern determination to win "suc cess" on the world's terms. —Scott Nearing. BRUTAL, INSATIABLE GREED WOULD STARVE WORKERS (By The Federated Press) Weed, Cal. — The strike of lumber workers against a 10 percent wage cut and a two-hour longer work-day has spread to other parts of northern Cal ifornia and southern Oregon. Railroad men, farmers and merchants are favor ing the strikers, and a soup kitchen has been started in their behalf. The proposed wage cut would reduce skill ed labor to 35 cents an hour ,and un skilled to 24 cents. Weed, Dorris, Mc Cloud and other affected towns are "company towns," where all necessar ies must be purchased at exorbitant rates. THE CONQUERING MARCH OF RIGOROUS THINKING Comparison of separate instances of phenomena, inquiry into the processes of their manifestation, discovery, ex perimentation and demonstration, have been the avenues by which all scien tific knowledge of mankind has been acquired. This method is called induc tive reasoning, an operation of the con scious mind of man, and its initiation marks the dividing line between super stition and the dawn of intelligence in human affairs. A student of the mental science class at Newllano on April 2, having heard that all the ills of mankind could be traced back to error and deliberate mis information, inquired of the reader of the lesson, how it would be possible for any one to think right, so as to escape the penalties of wrong thinking. The answer was, that with respect to human fellow beings, observance of the golden rule, both in its affirmative and negative aspects, in the actions commended and the actions forbidden, would prove entirely satisfactory. But in dealing with things definite know ledge of their proper utility would fill the bill. And it must be knowledge that has direct connection with every day requirements of human existence here and now. The great scheme of the despoilers of the producers at all times has been to divert the attention of their victims from the present condition and re quirements, and get them tangled up in all sorts of sophistries that are abso lutely foreign and non-essential to their mundane needs and interests. Life is called a school, and if it is people must give attention and learn the lessons that the present plane of existence imposes. Everyone must learn to be useful and helpful for this is the essence of love, which Drum mond calls the greatest thing in the world. A teacher of old claimed that "Love is the fulfilling of the law," or the observance of the principle of con ducting oneself and acting in accord ance with the processes' of social har mony and social economy. Love, then, is the essence of brotherhood, and the proof that one is imbued with the sen timent of love, of brotherhood, is ocu larly, visibly, experimentally demon by the willingness to labor for those for whom love is professed. Jesus of Nazareth is credited with the statement thp.t "Greater love hath no man than that he devote his life to the service, a of well-being and upliftment of his breth ren.'' But in addition to willingness to labor for the members of a fellowship, those professing love in truth and sin cerity are credited with the Apostle Paul in the 13th chapter of the Corin thians, fourth verse, as displaying cer tain other characteristics by which they can be recognized as follows: "Love suffereth long and is kind; love envi eth not ; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself un seemly, seeketh not its own, is not pro voked, taketh no account of evil; re joiceth not in unrighteousness, but re joiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things, love never faileth." Knowledge must always precede faith in the practiçe of brotherhood, as well as in the practice of anything else. Sentimental protestations, mere lipservice have no practical value at all. When we do useful work and help to supply the food, clothing, housing education, entertainments, and ethical necessaries of our fellows, that alone supplies conclusive proof of the sin cerity of love professed. Egotistical aspiration to be in th? limelight, for vainglory, for a para sitical position or existence at the ex pense of workers anywhere, on • the other hand, is positive proof of sel fishness, of iniquity, of disregard of every principle of right, justice and so cial harmony. The character of an individual, of a community or a nation will deter mine the conduct, the institutions, and condition of affairs prevailing. People are either social, unsocial or anti-so cial. When will progressive people ever learn that universal practical experi mentation is the process of human ad vancement. Even as the first models of every invention have been found crude and imperfect after the original test was made, so' must all creeds, phi losophies, religions and institutions be considered nothing more than crude models until through test and experi mentation they are brought to an effi cient working basis. It seems strange that, while one would acknowledge that the first mo del of a comparatively simple washing machine or a sulky plow can never be thoroughly efficient, they think that a complex philosophy involving millions of varying effects in human society can be thought out in every detail by some ancient person sitting in a cave or un der a tree or working at the carpenter's S=gri.-~*"3aK. bench, and be correct and complete in its first theoretical model. "Were the business of production and distribution, of architecture, agri culture, and mechanical invention ail confined and \limited to the blighting forms of antiquated creeds, all made to fear experimentation, as has been done in the field of ethics, manner» and customs, we should still be strug gling in the dark ages. 'Thanks to the daring of a few, we have already attained progress in many fields through experimentation, and so much have we reaped by this method that we know that there can be no pro gress wihout experimentation — that those who have dreamed, theorized and speculated are now gradually be ing dislodged from every position of in fluence by the life force of advancing humanity. 'To live under free institutions with a guarantee of freedom and equality, under the ideals of human brotherhood, under the edùcational system called inductive," designed to develop, stim ulate and vitalize a social individuality and consciousness, means that all our mutual affairs of our personal exist ence, our food, clothing, shelter, and relations with each other, so long as we do not invade the rights of others and prevent them from having the same liberty as we, is the one true rule of life, the one sure road to happiness, the one philosophy that can insure the highest human physical and social pro gress. Judging social problems from the standpoint of «elfish privilege, is the cause of all error in theory and practice and this shows how important it is to do rational, accurate thinking. ESCAPE FROM PLUTOCRATIC AMERICA TO GO TO RUSSIA (By The Federated Press) New York. — All "production units" organized by the Society for Technical Aid to Soviet Russia, 100 W. 40th St., will be admitted to Russia without question, the society has been inform ed. The notification came in the form of a cablegram from L. C. Martins at Moscow. Groups of shoemakers, farmers, me chanics and engineers, with full equip ment, already have departed under the auspices of the society and other groups of farmers, tailors, shoemakers, electro-mechanics, and structural work ers have sent representatives. JUDICIAL PROSTITUTION (By The Federated Pre«») Washington, — For the first -lisi a committee of congress has heard shameful story of bow the polit' prisoners of the world war were m__. —how lynch law was applied to the Î. W. W., and the Oklahoma tenant far mers' organizations, how the appellafe courts have held that ihe charges of conspiracy to commit overt acts of in dustrial character were unsupported by evidence, and how th« î \ 3 men still in prison for the expression of their opin ions were sent and kept there through public hysteria, promoted by the en emies of organized labor and civil tv. In mingled resentment, doubt and political anxiety the house judiciary committee listened throughout Thurs day's hearing, conducted by Albert De Silver, director of the American Civil Liberties union, upon R cd. Meyer Lon don's resolution, asking President Hard ing to grant amnesty to all the remain ing political prisoners of the govern ment. Lawyers all, they ignored party lines as between republican and demo crat in their efforts to find some ex cuse, in the findings of the apellate courts or in the unsupDorted claims of the attorney general, for a refusal to intervene to put an end to the scandal of these men's imprisonment. Major Sidney Lanier, scion of one of the oldest aristocratic families of South Carolina, did make an impres sion even upon such members as Her sey of Maine and Walsh of Massachu setts, when he told of his search of the records of the Chicago I. W. W. trial as an officer of the military intel ligence service, and of his finding in all the testimony in five months of ijsat trial not one particle of evidence of any overt act on the part of any of the 100 men who were found guilty by the jury. 100% PATRIOTS ACTIVE Chicago. — Admitting that they would ^import more strikebreakers in their open shop" campaign against the building trades unions, the Citi zens' Committee to Enforce thè Landis Award told the city council committee that they had already 5000 non-union building trades workmen at work in Chicago. The 200 imported union workmen who charge they were brot in through false advertisements by the citizens' committee stating that there was no labor trouble in Chicago are being cared for at the city's expense.