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What Four Words Did
By Robert K. Williams DOWN IN GEORGIA there is a man of great talent.. He is a lecturer; has been lecturing for many years and had a burning desire to write. He knew that he could talk, but was doubtful of his ability to write. He had a message, he knew, but almost resigned himself to a small audience of a few hundred, until— One day he chanced to get hold of a copy of Napoleon Hill's Magazine and sprinkled through it were the words, "You Can Do It." He read it from cover to cover. He became inspired as he read, and the page-breakers, "You Can Do It" made him halt as he scan ned the pages. , "Do what," he asked himself. The answer came back positively, "Why, you can write the message and Nepo leon Hill's Magazine will carry it for you." n. He composed a splendid letter and sent it off to Napoleon Hill. It proved that this gentleman had intimately known the editor ten years ago, when each dropped from the ken of the oth er as if the earth had covered them. The letter was published. It looked good to him and he said: "I can write; this letter is good. I'll try again." He did, and the result was a short true story of how a boy had made good when the responsibility of caring for a widowed mother and sister was thrown upon him by the accidental death of the father. The thing that made the boy prove a man and shoulder loads, was a slo gan used by this magazine, "It pays to render more and better service than you are paid for." This delightful story will be in the issue of Napoleon Hill's Magazine for June. It will help others because it is a true story. The thought comes to us that if the gentleman, who is grooming himself to become a great writer, received his in spiration through the pages of this mag azine, there must be others who like wise should be uplifted, and will be, if they read tjie pages with any degree of care. The June issue will carry the story of a remarkable man by the name of Nat I. Brown, who has had a wonder ful experience in the moving picture world. He is now one of the heads of the Baumer Films Inc., which make and distribute industrial and education al moving pictures. Many pictures il lustrate the article; one shows a crowd of famous actors dnd actresses—you'll know many of them—who were upon Attached is a coupon. Fill in and Cut out and mail with designated amount to— Napoleon Hill's Magazine, 210 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Gentlemen: Enclosed please find cents for sample copy of Napole on Hill's Magazine—$3.00 for the next twelve numbers. Name Address Progress and Plenty By JAMES S. PATON Mr. Paton, a member of the Llano Co-operative Colony, in his recent book, "Progress and Plenty," presents a timely and able discussion on current economic thought, dealing es pecially with currency reform matters. It explains why the unemployment curse is upon us, why the prices of land, labor, and capital are high or low. It sets forth a plan for immediate action which the author believes is fundamentally necessary to preserve the best interests of humanity. The book is cloth-bound and was published to sell at $1.00, but can be obtained now through the Llano Colony for 50c. 50 Cents CLOTH-BOUND— —POSTAGE PAID " THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LA. the payroll of Mr. Brown. Their com bined salaries ran up to $28,000 a week. Some of them to-day are receiv ing $5,000 a week for directing great productions. # # * % We tell the story of the "Magic Key" showing bits of the film, which ran the greater part of last month in some thir ty theaters of Syracuse. Twenty-five thousand copies of the magazine were sent to selected names of that city. "The Meaning of the Stars" by a brilliant writer of Boston will charm and interest you; Edison talks on the value of visual instruction for adult and child. These in addition to much vi brant material. The editorial chats by Napoleon Hill are unique and compelling and worth much more than the price of the mag azine. They inspire and help, because written from the heart. v ¥ « # Good news! Ever hear of Dr. Win ifred Sackville Stoner, probably the greatest child teacher in the world. Your memory may be refreshed when we tell you that her daughter, Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr., was known the country over as a prodigy before the age of five. She was before the great est educators in the nation and astound ed them by the depth of her learning. At nine years she had the equivalent of a university education. Dr. Stoner used her methods, which she will expound in the next twelve months, beginning in the July issue. Ev ery mother, father and child should not miss a single number of this remarka ble series. A new era and opportunity is opening for you in tHe education of your child. It is very simple and mar velously effective. Mrs. Dr. Stoner is to be on the Chau tauqua this summer with the Arctic explorer, Steffensen, but will take time to write for us. She has lectured in every country of the globe, to great au liences and rouses enthusiasm wher ever she appears. She speaks more than a dozen languages, while her daughter Winifred, recently married to a brilliant man, speaks at least seven teen and has written almost a score of books, and yet she is not twenty years old. YOU CAN DO IT if you'll follow the instructions laid down by her, begin ning with the July issue of Napoleon Hiss's Magazine. Send 25 cents for a copy of this magazine, but better still, subscribç for a year by sending $3.00 and receive this unique and distinctive magazine each month for the next twelve. send to-day: THE REASON FOR MILITARISM By Leo Tolstoy The essential reason why millions ol working men live and labor under the orders of a minority is not that the minority has usurped the land, and the instruments of labor, and gathers taxes, but that IT HAS THE POWER to do so; because there is VIOLENCE, and because there is an ARMY, which is controlled by the minority, and is ready to kill those who refuse to submit to the will of that minority. If peasants wish to take possessiôn of land which is considered the property of a non-working man, or if they refuse to pay taxes, or if strikers wish to pre- ] vent other workmen from taking their places immediately there appear some I of the same peasants, payers of taxes, and workmen deprived of their land— only ARRAYED IN UNIFORMS AND ARMED WITH GUNS—who compel their brethren not dressed in uniforms to surrender their land, to pay taxes, and to cease their strikes . When one realizes this for the first time, one cannot believe it—it seems so strange. The workmen wish to free themselves and yet they themselves force each other to submit, and remain in slavery! why do they do this? They do it because all the workmen, enlisted or hired as soldiers, are sub jected to a skillful process of stupefac tion and degradation, after which they cannot help submitting blindly to their superiors, what ever they may be order ed to do. born This is how it is dene. A boy is born in the country or in a town. In all Eu ropean States, as soon as the body reaches the age when strength, dex terity, and suppleness have attained their maximum, and the spiritual forces are in the most confused and undeter mined state (about 20 years of age), he is enlisted as a soldier; he is examined like a beast of burden, and if physically strong and in good condition, he is en rolled in some regiment, according to his capacities, and ferod to swear sol emnly that he will obey his superiors like a slave. Then he is separated from all his former surroundings, is made drunk with gin or beer, is clothed in a gaudy dress, and shut up in barracks with other lads like .himself, where he lives in utter idleness — that is, with out doing any useful or reasonable work —is taught the most absurd military rules and names of things, how to use instruments of murder—swords, bayo nets, rifles, and cannons—and, chief of all, he is taught not only implicit, but even automatic, obedience to his super iors. That is how things happen in governments where military conscrip tion exists; where none exists, specially appointed men look out everywhere for good-for-nothing loafers, who cannot or do not wish to live by honest labor, gen erally depraved but strong men, whom they make drunk bribe, enlist, shut up in barracks and subject to the same d s cipline. The chief aim of the authori ties is to reduce these men to a state similar to that of the frog whose leg jerked irresistibly when touched. A good soldier is one who unconscious ly answers to certain shouts of his su periors by certain definite movements just as. the frog's leg answers to the touch. This is attained by forcing these miserable men, dressed in simi lar many-colored garments, to walk, and,turn about, and jump, and do ev erything in concert, by command, to the sound of music and drums during weeks and months and years. For every disobedience they are pun ished in the most cruel Way, and even by death. At the same time, drunken ness, depravity, idleness, foul language, and murder, instead of being forbidden, are encouraged, and brothels provided for them. The soldier's are treated to gin, they are taught to sing shameful songs, and trained to murder. (Murder is considered so good and praiseworthy a deed among this class of men that in certain cases officers are required to kill their friends, in so-called duels.) And so a gentle and kind-hearted boy, after a year of such training (earlier than that a soldier is not ready; that is, he still retains certain human qual ities), becomes what the authorities wish him to be—a senseless and cruel powerful and terrible instrument of vi olence in the hands of his superiors. CORN DISEASES The most serious diseases are the rots of root, ear, anl stem. They now cause a loss of 200 million bushels a year, and unless got under control, will in five years from now, destroy 50% of the crop. Rough ears are more sus ceptible than the rather smooth dent varieties and flint corn. Various organisms, such as bacteria, molds, and fungi, seem to be associat ed in producing the damage to roots, stalks, and ears. Sometimes the roots only are affected, and damage to ears is very slight, increasing the difficulty of seed selection. The rots may gain a foothold at any time—in the seeding stage, the young plant stage, the silk and tassel, or the ear stage. Condi tions most favorable to growth and ger mination are most favorable to growth of the rots. The only thing is to select the seed in the field of corn.— H. C. S. WILLIAM E. DICKENSON ] I By George D. Coleman Few of his comrades here really un derstood Dickenson. I never knew of his ever making a speech at any of the many meetings, and from other com rades I understand he never did; but, deaf as I am, I came to understand his vojee, and to me he did all of his talk ing, and many a night we sat up late and he gave me his ideas. He was a man to whom what is call ed religion by the churches and the sects made no appeal. In the sense of what theology calls religion, he had not an iota;- but I never heard him express an unkindly or uncharitable word of anyoqp. I never knew him once to be out of temper, and if he knew how to swear, I have no evidence of it. He was always kindly and sympathetic. Whenever the children were gathered together, he would buy candy and all sorts of things, and took the greatest delight in the pleasure of the children from his gifts. The children knew him as their friend, and I have long held the j opinion that the man wh" does not love | children is morally lacking in some thing. To live in the same room and closely essoc'ate with "Dickie," as I al ways called him, has been of great moral benefit to me. His death has taken from me a man that in the eight month I associated with him, I became more attached to and loved more than, any other man I have ever known. I Socialism was to him a religion. There are so many men in the world who have opinions, but "Dickie" had convictions. And Socialism was the first and foremost. He had the firm est faith in the success of the Colony, and would tell me what he saw in the future of Llano anl draw a picture of that time and say: "These pioneering days right now mean work- and plenty of it, but we'll forget about all these hard knocks and tough times when suc cess comes. We are successful now, only we are only started as yet." Once he told me; "Old Man, I have the ad vantage of you." "How so?" I ask ed. "Well, I'm younger than you, and the chances are you may not live to see the bright success we will have. My chances are better." Yet I am still here and poor "Dickie's" body I saw embalmed and prepared for shipment to his relatives. I shall long miss "Dickie," quiet, steady, reliable, and with the high unostentatious moral tone he had. Subscription Rates: "The Llano Colonist" weekly, for one year, $1.50; Canada, $2.00; Other foreign coun tries, $2.50.. A Circulation of 100)000 AIMED AT FOR Llano Colonist Every progressive should be a reader of THE LLANO COLONIST and it is up to you and all of us to see that it reaches them. Let's start right NOW and make it a point to see that every person whom we think would be interested in Llano or in co-operation in general, becomes a subscriber to The Llano Colonist, YOUR weekly paper. Many are order BUNDLES weekly for distribution among their friends ONE More New Reader Thousands are seeking the way out of greedy com petitive chaos. The Llano message may be just what your friends are groping for. Introduce them to The Llano Col onist : they may be hungry to read it. Send in that New Reader and Order a Bundle for distribution and DO IT NOW THE FOUNDATION OF j | I RIGHTEOUS LEGISLATION Reverence for law as law, as a hu man rule of action DE FACTO, enact ed by legislators, is mere debasing su perstition; * * * The whole idea of a rul er, of a man, or a body of men, who may interfere with others, on prin ciples different from those that regu late individual or private interference, is an idolatrous superstition, debasing in its influence and disastrous in its effect. * * * Definitely to determine what is a crime, and what is not a crime, is one of the first great problems of politi cal science. We define crime to be A BREACH OF EQUITY; and conse quently we maintain that whatever is not a breach of equity is not a crime, and under no circumstances whatever ought to be prohibited or restricted by the laws. Absolute freedom, then, to perforip every action that is not a breach of equity, constitutes the great final termination of man's political pro gress, so far as liberty is concerned. * * * Both crime and property are an terior to law, and superior to it; and it was not to make either the one or the other, but to prevent the one and to protect the other, that the legislative law was called into existence. Law is not the moral measure of right and wrong; and until law is absolutely per fect, there is a canon higher than the canon of law, one more valid and more stable—the canon of reason—to which law itself must be subject. * * * What is not just between two men, never can bè just, however great the number of individuals, or however euphonious the names that may be applied to them. This principle of allowing no man what ever, and no body of men whatever, to emancipate themselves from the strict If It Is a DIXIE PRIDE BROOM IT IS A GOOD ONE Made and Sold by LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY, Leesville, La. A MESSAGE FROM MARS Friend Gleeser: — I enclose photo of a meteor, the pet rified body of a man (10J/2 inches, long from neck to end of spine). I showed this relic to Mr. Good, dean, at the schools of the Ozarks, who ad mits it to be the most remarkable met eor ever found, and he advisel me to write to the Missouri University. So I did, about three weeks ago, but got no answer so far. Well, I suppose- the good professor at the M. U. doesn't find any account of habitation on other planets in Genesis, so this matter is out of their line It is my theory that this relic was sent from Mars by design, in closed probably in tons of other mater ial, else this fragile fragment of perfect form could never get here. Compart the size of this body with that of man IOJ/2 inches—man about 20 inches; and the difference in the sizes of the planets Earth anl Mars, and we come to the sensible conclusion that flora, and fauna are in accordance with the sizes of the planets. This relic teHs me a story; if you are interested, you can have same in next letter. I am hoping to know that I am the only man on earth who is sharing his humble dwelling with a real Angel. With best wishes for success of the Colony, I remain, Fraternally yours, F. Brandt. requirements of justice, but in all their corporate actions to be subject to the same principles of equity that are bind ing on the individual—this principle is the great end of political ameliora tion * * * the transition from the rule of power to the rule of reason.—Pat rick Edward Dove.