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Australian Giant Beans Beans Grow Five Feet Long A NEW VEGETABLE GROWN IN LLANO COLONY AND MUCH PRIZED AS A FOOD Prepared in the same way as egg-plant Mach resembles the latter-—except that by many colonists it is< much preferred to it Grows to the enormous size of 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. Vines grow 50 to 75 feet long. Full instructions for planting and «allure with sach packet of seeds. " The colonist who introduced Aus tralian Giant Bean" in Llano paid $1 for 3 seeds. Almost sure growers. Only limited number of seeds available. Orders filled in order of receipt. ORder NOW! Prise—50c ftfr packet of 12 seeds. LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LA. Erie Labor Press 17 West 16th Street, Erie, Pa. A weekly newspaper devoted exclusively to the interests of the working class. Member of the Federated Press News Service. Official organ Central Labor Union and Socialist Party in Erie County, Penn'a. Live, snappy, breezy. Sample Copy free on request. One Year, $1.50. Trial Subscription—10 weeks, 25c. The Er et Stock-Raising Colony OF ERET, STATE LINE, MISS. IS A CO-OPERATIVE ORGANIZATION Preparing for Agriculture, Horticul ture, Manufacturing, Stock-Raising, Merchandising, operation of restaur ants, hotels, libraries and places of amusement. And on Loans of $1.00 or more, we will pay 8 per cent per annum. Interest payable semi-annu ally. Object: For securing live-stock and machinery for the employment of Labor. All transactions between mem mers conducted by the Labor Exchange 'Check system. 235p MARRIAGE—As It Is and As it Should Be—by Annie Besant. An intensely interesting brochure, 25c. "Law of Popula tion" (birth control) by Annie Besant, 25c. "The Scarlet Review," 25c. "Diana," a psy cho-physiological essay on sex relations, 25c. "The Crucible," (agnostic weekly) four dif ferent samples, 10c (none free). THE CRUCIBLE 1330 First Ave, Seattle, Wash. EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY— ; (Do You Want Her?) j "A Girl That's Different" is a re-j print of a playlet written and played j by Llano colonists. . It contrasts the new girl, as exem-! A FREE EARTH-The Abolition of Privilege through Workers' Money.. No other paper goes tso thoroughly into this subject as does THE EQUITIST. Says the secretary of The Llano Publica tions: We like your paper very much; we are heartily in sympathy with its policy, and we wish there were more like it." Published weekly; $1.00 a year; $1.50 outside the United States. THE EQUITIST Bay View Skagit Co., Wash. (By The Federated Press) The Girl That's Different plified in Llano Colony, with the fussy, frivolous, artificial girls elsewhere. In neat 20-page booklet— 10 Cents Postage Fre*. THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE LA. Your attention is drawn to the an nouncement of the rebuilding of Llano on another page. Here is the oppor tunity you have been looking for. Turn to it now. Meanderings By Robert K. Williams, D. C., Ph. C. Voliva, oveifseer of the Zion colony across the lake from Chicago, is fine "copy." He keeps himself and his in terests constantly in the public print. He has invented "painless dentistry." While the dentist is* extracting the tooth, at the crucial moment, he jabs a pin in he leg of the sufferer and in stantly the victim forgets his tooth and rubs his leg. The power of suggestion is beyond understanding. The mountain coming to Mahomet may easily be understood if the power of realization is suffi ciently developed. The moment, one realizes a thing, that moment the ob ject becomes a reality. They say, "you are well." It is repeated often. When the time comes that realization becom- j es a fact, then the body is well. Can't I be otherwise. The fanatic is corre-1 spondingly dangerous for the reason he realizes his thoughts and knows that they are true. He acts on knowledge which to him is true. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ We do only the things we want to. Couldn't do anything else. Little Babb driving us through Louisiana late at night, took the wrong road and halted at the edge of a swamp. He said: "I thought I was right." Job Harriman said: "Of course you did, Babb; you would not have taken the wrong road otherwise." A philosophy summed up in this. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The hypnotist says, and you say af ter him: "I can't open my hands; I can't open my hands"—and you can't because you don't want to. * * * is The entombed dead of the great Woodlawn cemetery are noisily dissol ving into the primal elements in hous es fit to house the greatest monarch of earth. Noisily! Yes, had you the ear of the microphone the breaking up of the tissues, the explosions of gas, the burning and dying of animals feasting on the helpless flesh, would make you think that a cataclysm was taking pl ace 's ¥ ¥ ¥ of the Fear thoughts of those behind t and the spirit of competition control ling life in trade. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ One man had his name graven deep on granite, and M. D. followed it. The thought was raised whether he expect ed that his profession would be a part of him when he got into the beyond. They say that there is no sickness or death there. Useless vanity, but van ity after all. He was proud of his pro fession.. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Four people stood at the foot of a grave and tears coursed down their cheeks. The newly-turned sod gave evidence that a loved one had passed. What were they crying for? Their loss. We are selfish in our joys as well as in our sorrows. Do we mourn for the departed or for something tak en out of our lives? It is a selfish de sire to keep a joy. The desire for hap piness is wound up in the feeling of sorrow. ¥ ¥ * ¥ When a loved one leaves us we grieve for ourselves, not for them. Soon that grief passes and another in terest takes its place. Time is a great destroyer. One of the best things that Time does is to smooth out the jagged edges of grief. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Evidences of belief in immortality abound everywhere in this palacial city of the dead. It will continue "as long as the lips of love kiss the lips of death." It doubtless will take an entire ly different form from that of our con ception. The conception is limited to the limits of our imaginations. We fashion our gods and angels after the images we know. We cannot go be yond the imagination. The Wisdom that controls the Universe and the souls of men very likely has a different role for the departed to play from what we imagine. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Death does not stop the struggle for ; human supremacy. The offspring of j the buried dead raise monuments one after the other, each striving to show uniqueness and distinction, represent j ing honor, greater than that of his . neighbor. Here is a shaft of granite forty feet high; twenty feet away is another fifty feet high, with carvings; a few feet farther on another 75 feet, rising out of a granite base carved with exploits of the departed. Strife, com petition, vanity, superstition every where! ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Cyrus the Great, entombed in a gi ant mountain, 3500 years ago, the face of the rock for a quarter of a mile carved with a record of his exploits! In Woodlawn we read "Member of the Zouaves '61, battled on the heights and overcame." Overcame what? what was victory for one was defeat of another? And we are all the children of God. The Allied nations prayed to God thru field representatives known as chaplains for victory over Germany ; Germany prayed to heaven for victory! * ¥ ¥ ¥ The god of battle was prayed to in ancient time for victory, and the fallen monarchs ascended to an ambrosial heaven because their gods had been assuaged; the other monarch, fallen, pierced by the javelin of the other mon arch, went to a similar heaven because his gods had been propitiated. And the cause of it all, a piece of land, a gold-filled temple, or a producing peo ple! But those were barbarians. Surely! ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Woodlawn cemetery is a colossal col [ ection tombs bones anl decaying human flesh. The sanitary-minded P erson walking thru and observing the ven ' ; s _ thru which noxious gasses are 'escaping to the air, says the dead will be the death of those living. The ghat in India seems cruel, because we are unused to it. We have refined it and the body is rolled into a furnace of living fire. Ashes in a moment—a jar holding a handful of bone dust, calci um, lime, takes its place in the long line. When Fear of fire is removed thru understanding, there will be more incindierators built. However* we must not forget the tomb maker, the casket maker, and the death trappings maker must live! ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The great cemetery, built on a great rock, sinks into insignificance when the Great Wall of China is brought to mind. Over mountain and valley for 3500 miles it winds, and a thousand bodies to the mile are buried in it. There were no ceremonies at the burial. They were worn out and useless workmen and were buried on the job. Their monument has stood for a thousand centuries. * * * The disposition of the dead is a ser ious problem. The graves of the early Chinese interfere with agriculture in , at impoverished land. Land that should be cultivated is covered by mil lions of piles of earth ; only cultiva t [ on between the graves is allowed by , e s P* r ^ s « A few paper prayers ,on the wheel of fate, handed out by a seer to grieving relatives has held back the advancement of that race. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Right at the head of Wall Street stands an old church ; it covers a block. A little further on is a grave yard and stones indicate that early New York settlers lived there and died in 1812, 1796 and even before that. They had names; half of them have vanished through the erosion of the stone. Those churches and grave yards in the midst of the most expensive city of the world keep back progress. China hasn't so. much on modern New York. In China they are superstitious; in New York they are sentimental. if, tf, 9$ After all change comes slowly. All about us are replicas of the ancient. People of to-day are very much as they were five and ten and twenty thousand years ago. Environment has changed, that's all. Rocks and soil change more readily than the thoughts of men. Men are imitating the things of the past, and the first anthropoid ape hanging by his tail and steadyiny himself by a pre hensile thumb made love to his furry-> coated companion in much the same way as the moderen flapper is enter tained by the ribbon-counter salesman of modern New York. PATRIOTIC (?) PERSECUTION UNIVERSALLY ABHORRED (By The Federated Press) London. — British workers have be gun to voice their indignation against the continued imprisonment in America of men sentenced for war-time opin ions. They are asking why in letters^ to the General Council of Trade un ions; the British Labor party; the Brit ish foreign office; the American am bassador; and to President Harding. Agitation for the American politicals is gathering momentum in all the big industrial centers here—Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Cardiff, Glas gow, Edinburgh. WAGES BUY LESS NOW THAN THIRTY YEAIS AGO (By The Federated Press) Chicago. — "Deflation" of railway employes' wages is unwarranted arid unjust because the rail and other work ers of America never received "inflat ed" wages, according to data submit ted to the United States railway labor board by B. M. Jewell, president, rail way employes' department, A. F. of L., as a part of the shop crafts' argument for an increase in wages. Economists retained by the employ ees to make a thorough study of in flation and deflation have established the fact that the only marked effect of these processes on wages is a weak ening of the bargaining power of labor during the deflation period. What Is a Co-operative Farm? The Llano Co-operative Colony has for some time advertised CO-OPER ATIVE FARMS for sale. WHAT ARE THESE CO-OPERATIVE FARMS? , WHY DO THEY SELL INDIVIDUAL CO-OPERATIVE FARMS? WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THE MONEY ? A Co-operative Farm is offered by the Llano Co-operative Colony to suit a type of co-operator who believes in co-operation, yet whose early training or personal environment excludes him from the possibility of successfully co operating with his fellows in a co -operative, collectively-owned community. On a Co-operative Farm, he may own his own farm, his stock, tools, and ev erything else, just as if he were on any other farm. The differences in favor of a Llano Co-operative Farm are: He has the social life of the Colony, which is a large factor in making farm life attractive. This social life costs him nothing, and includes pictures, concerts, dances, lectures, etc., as well as the acquaintances of hundreds of fellowthinkers, congenial and sympathetic He also has the benefits of co-operative buying, for he may buy at the Colony Store at the same rates as the colonists, which is cost price. On ma chinery. tools, feed, etc., this item will save the farmer many dollars, which would ordinarily go to the middlemen. The Co-operative Farmer also has the benefit of the Colony selling or ganization, should he have products to dispose of. The Colony will buy the whole crop of certain kinds, such as broom corn, peanuts, or other produce which the Colony uses in its industries. In the matter of the education of his children, the co-operative farmer has superior facilities. Away from the domination of capitalist ideas, the Llano system of education is entirely different. Instead of cramming stuff into the child's head, ways are devised to arouse his interest and thus allow him to develop naturally what is already in him. This alone is a splendid reason why Co-operative Farms are to be desired WHY DOES THE COLONY SELL INDIVIDUAL FARMS? As stated above, one reason is that some co-operators do not like to own everything collectively; they prefer to own their own land. Another rea son is that the Llano Colony has contracted for 20,000 acres of land, much more than they can use for many years. The Colony wants to build up this section of the country for two reasons. It can help thousands of exploited workers to get onto a farm with little expense, and they can forever be free from want and hunger. In this section, a very small acreage, is sufficient to feed a family — it is being done on five acres and less. Another reason is that the more people the Colony is able to put on the land here, the larger and greater will be the success of the Colony. What does the Colony do with the money? Every acre of land sold goes into the institution for advancing the in dustries and farms. There is no profit to be piled up—no dividend to stock holders to pay. Every cent earned by the Colony goes back into the move ment to spread the idea of colony co-operation. YOU SHOULD BUY A CO-OPERATIVE FARM—IF— —If you believe in co-operation, but would rather not go into complete collective ownership of things used by all— —If you want to live with or near co-operators— —If you desire the social and educational advantages of a co-operative colony— —If, you are so constituted that you would not be congenial to the Llano Colony — but want to learn and try to become a good co-operator— —then, buy a small Co-operative Farm from the Llano Co-operative Colony. $15.00 an Acre It is said that a man and his family can live on five acres here. Many are doing it. But twenty acres is better. Think of what can be done on twenty acres! Twenty acres at $15, is only $300. Have you heard of any better or easier way to economic freedom? No rent, no profit on foods, and little clothes needed owing to mild climate. No coal strike can bother, where there is worlds of pine wood. A Co-operative Farm Offers Economic Freedom Write to the Llano Co-operative Colony for more particulars, or, bet ter still, come and spend your vacation here and see the situation for your self. It costs only a dollar a day to stay at the Colony hotel — board and Llano ^ ERl oerative Colony eesville c i ty hts^o- - Louisiana jäs no 300 st?, places of mer; car shops, was t Atland from here w ding in that city r?