The Llano Colcniét
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REPUDIATE THE GOLDEN CALF
Roger W. Babson, publicity agent of
America's discerning financiers, in his
latest effusion of economic jugglery,
assert? that "money is a commodity,
the same as cotton, wool, lumber, or
copper," suggesting by implication that
the legal status of money is in no wise
different from that of cotton, wool,
lumber, copper or any other useful
commodity produced by human labor.
That statement is without a doubt in
tended to bamboozle the common man
who has never given the subject of
money a second thought. But those
who have learned to understand the
corrupt financial system that was foist
ed upon the American people in the
early days of the civil war, from 1861
to 1865, and has been in operation ever
since in its ravenous predatory activi
ties, know modern money to be a dan
gerous tanglefoot of the most insatia
ble voracious, vampirical gang of us
urers that ever infested a nation and
are dooming it to destruction, if imme
diate steps are not taken to put a stop
to their piracy.
The love of gain has stifled all the
finer instincts of the Wall Street fin
anciers and of the political chieftains
and their every desire is to increase
their hoard to the complete spoliation
and enslavement of the American peo
ple. Thru the most devious and per
fidious treachery'they have seized con
trol of the national finances and the
credit system developed in the course of
time in connection with it and thus
gained the power to inflate or deflate
business whenever they want to make
a raid upon the people's possessions.
Appleton's Cyclopedia of 1861, page
296, tells us that the money kings of
Wall Street generously tendered loans
to the government in its distress at from
24 . to 36 percent interest, and the de
scendants of those liberal patriotic fin
anciers, also located at Wall Street, in
veigled the nation into the world war
that has cost America hundreds of thou
sands of lives and. approximately forty
billions in wealth.
They were instrumental in having
the exception clause placed upon the
greenbacks, hat depreciated them 65
percent. Then next thru their attor
neys in Congress they arranged it so
that they could exchange the by-them
selves-depreciated greenbacks for U- S.
bonds at their face value. Their third
plot of spoliation, a contraction of cur
rency, Was a law passed in Aprîh 1866,
for the regular and systematic incinera
tion of the greenbacks.
From 1867 to 1873 nearly $800,
000,000 in greenbacks were retired and
destroyed by the government at the
instigation of the bankers, bringing
down upon the country the destructive
financial crash of 1873, with the de
monetization of silver, ruining millions
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anc} reducing them to destitution and
And during the last fifty years this
game of cunning swindling has gone
on and on, bringing on the financial
panics of 1893 and 1921.
The crowning infamy of the pirati
cal financial system is the Federal Re
serve Banking Institution, operated by
bankers in the interest of bankers and
the international gold monopolists.
These monopolizers of gold want to
make the world believe thru their Bab
sons and other hirelings that gold is
the one commodity by divine authority
crowned with the money function; but
they utterly fail to bring God into court
to substantiate their brazen effrontery.
Because ignorant savages were beguil
ed by a bright piece of yellow metal is
no reason why intelligent people of
the twentieth century should continue
to worship the golden calf in the form
of the gold standard. It's a deliber
ate swindle and should be discarded
and repudiated by the people without
delay. The legal establishment of the
gold standard and all other money is
sued in connection with it has no other
purpose than to defraud the wealth
producing farmers and industrial work
ers, and life, liberty, and the pursuit
"of happiness can never be enjoyed un
til this money superstition is abandon
ed. Let us be free.
The federal district court of appeals
has ruled that the California alien land
law violates none of the provisions of
the federal constitution and does not
confjict with the treaty between this
country and Japan.
100% patriots the world over seem
to be very much alike. We note that
Horatio Bottomley, late editor of John
Bull, London, England, has been sen
tenced to seven years penal servitude
for getting away with about $750,000
subscribed for patriotic purposes.
The cause of golden rule co-opera
tion is greater than any personal feeling
or any imaginary grievances. Every
one must realize that co-operation de
mands cordial, sympathetic team work,
and the spirit of mutual helpfulness.
Self-seeking, petty-jealous individu
als must step aside and not obstruct the
achievement of the co-operative com
monwealth; neither must narrow-guage
party politics delay the inauguration
of practical co-operative production
and distribution here and now. All
changes in the spotaneous productions
of nature have been wrought by human
agency. The institutions now existing
are of human origin and whatever new
methods are required to make human
relations and affairs more satisfactory
must also originate with man. "The
kingdom of Heaven is within you." Its
up to us, and we must establish it.
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Mount McKinley, the Top of the No rth American Continent.
(Prepared by the National Geographic
Society, Washington, D. C.)
The completion of the government's
Alaskan railway makes reasonably
accessible for the first time the Mount
McKinley National park which con
tains the highest point on the North
American continent. The total area
of this great playground which hith
erto has-been seen by so few people,
is abeut 2,400 square miles.
In scenic grandeur the stupendous
mass of which Mount McKinley is the
culminating peak has no rival. The
snow-line here lies at about 7,000 feet,
and above that elevation oi ly a few
sharp crags and seemingly perpendic
ular cliffs are free from the glistening
white mantle. From liie valley of Mc
Kinley Fork, which .s at the north base
of the mountain and lies at an eleva
tion of only 1,500 feet, the bare rocks
of the lower mountains extend upward
for about 5,500 feet, and above them
Mount McKinley rises in majestic
whiteness to a height of 20,300 feet—
the loftiest peak on the continent.
The upper 13,000 feet of tlie moun
tain is clad in glaciers and perpetual
snows, thus offering to the moun
taineer the highest climb above snow
line in the world. The rise of 18,000
feet from the lower end of Peters
Glacier, north of the mountain, to the
highest peak is made in a distance of
only 13 miles. In no other mountain
mass do we find so great a vertical
ascent in so .short a distance. The
peaks of the Colorado Rockies, though
wonderful, rise from a high plateau,
so that at most points fronv which
they can be seen they stand only 7.000
or, at most S,000 feet above the ob
server. Mount St. Elias, an 18.000-foot
mountain, may be seen from sea leveJ,
but the peak stand« öS miles from the
coast, and so loses in height to the
eye by the distance from which it
must be viewed.
Similarly the high volcanic peaks of
Mexico and South America and the
world's loftiest mountains in the
Himalayas rise from high plateaus,
which diminish by their own elevation
the visible magnitude and towering
height of their culminating peaks.
Southwest of Mount McKinley, 15
miles away from it, stands Mount
Foraker, only 3,300 feet lower and al
most equally Imposing. If it stood
alone, Mount Foraker would be fa
mous in its own right as a mighty
peak, having few equals; but in the
presence of its giant neighbor it is re
duced to secondary rank.
These two dominating peaks, stand
ing side by side and known to the in
terior natives as Denall and Denali's
Wife, far outrank the flanking moun
tains to the northeast and southwest,
among which, however, there are a
score of other peaks that rise to
heights between 7,000 and 14,000 feet,
well above snow-line, and that are the
gathering ground for many glaciers.
In 1902 the first surveying party
that actually reached the vicinity of
Mount McKinley was conducted by
Alfred H. Brooks and D. L. Kaeburn
of the geological survey. This party
entered the park at its southwest bor
der and traversed it from end to end,
bringing out the first authentic infor
mation in regard to an unexplored
area of many thousand square miles
and determining the position, height
and best route of approach to the
base of Mount McKinley.
Swarm With White Bighorn She«p.
The mountains at the head of
Toklat and Teklanika rivers literally
swarm with the magnificent white
bighorn sheep, which are elsewhere
extremely wary and difficult to ap
proach, but which In summer are here
so little disturbed that they move oft
only when one comes to close range.
A day's travel along one of these val
leys will usually afford the casual
traveler a view of many bands of
sheep. The sheep range on the low
er slopes of the mountains, especially
in the upper reaches of the streams,
near the glaciers at the valley heads,
or even in the valley bottoms.
'Hie bighorn sheep prefers the
slopes of hiffh, rough mountains foi
its range, and may be found only in
the mountains, within easy reach of
rugged crags, to which it may retreat
for safety from, its enemies. Its
range, therefore, lies between timber
line and the level of perpetual snow.
It is difficult to make an accurate es
timate of the number of sheep within
1,500 at once. Most of these herds
frequent the bare gravel bars, where
from the attacks by flies and mos
quitoes. Other herds range on the
high rugged mountain ridges, and
several large droves have been ob
served far up on the glaciers, well
toward snow-line, seeking a little
respite from insect pests.
In other parts of Alaska caribou
at times appear In huge ,droves as
they migrate from place to place, but
they stay only a short time in any one
locality. In the Toklat basin and in
the vicinity of MuJdrow glacier, how
ever, the caribou are nt home, and
they remain there throughout the sum
mer to rear flleir young.
There is abundant indication that
this is a permanent range. Deeply
worn trails form a veritable labyrinth
along ^the stream flats, and bedding
grounds, old and new, occur every
where. The miners from the Kantish
na report that caribou may always be
seen in great numbers on this range.
There is a striking difference be
tween the actions of caribou and those
of the bighorn sheep when surprised
by man. A sheep, once aroused, knows
exactly where he wants to go, and
usually starts, without a moment's hes
itation, on the shortest route to some
the new park, but there ara probably
well over 5,000.
Great lierds of caribou or wild rein
deer are to be seen—as many as
: imrc Ki'üvta uni», wiitrrr
winds afford some relief
rugged mountain mass. He may stop
to look around and appraise the
danger, but he is sure to follow the
route he first chose.
Moose Are Plentiful.
Moose are very plentiful in certain
parts of the new park, but are not so
commonly seen as sheep and caribou.
As their food supply consists of wil
low and birch twigs and leaves and
the succulent roots of water plants,
they stay much of the time in tim
bered and brushy areas, where they
The best moose country in this re
gion lies in the lowlands north of the
main Alaska range, outside of the
boundaries of the proposed park ; but
some moose are to be seen within the
park lines, and doubtless more of them
will take refuge in this game preserve
when they are more vigorously hunted
in the neighboring regions.
There are some black, brown and
grizzly bears in this district, but the
bear hunter has a much better chance
of obtaining a hide in other parts of
Alaska than lie has here.
The new park lies almost entirely
above timber-line. Trees grow along
the valleys of the main streams to an
elevation of about 3,000 feet above
the sea-level, but the timbered areas
comprise only a small fraction of the
whole. The only trees of importance
are the spruce, birch and cottonwood,
and none of these are large. The bèst
patches of trees afford logs big enough
for making log cabins, but there is
no merchantable timber to the park.
Willow brush and some' alders grow
somewhat farther up the valleys than
the trees and enable the camper to
find fuel for his flre in some areas
where trees are lacking.
The completion of the new govern
ment railroad makes the park Imme
diately accessible. The railroad Une
runs within a few miles of the east
park line. On leaving Seattle one can
then plan to reach Seward or Anchor
age within a week, spend a single day
on the railroad to the park station,
and In another day or two, by saddle
horse, penetrate well Into the park and
into the mjdst of Its game herds.
With a completed wagon road built
from the railway, it should be an easy
half day's journey of 80 miles by au
tomobile from the railroad to the cen
ter of the park, the whole route tra
versing mountains of wonderful scenic^
beauty and teeming with big game.
At the western terminus of the wag
on road there will some day be a hotel
for the accommodation of tourists and
mountain climbers. There, below the
terminus of Muldrow glacier, in con
stant view of the mighty snow-clad
monarchs to the south, one will be
able to find complete rest in the grand
est of natural surroundings, or will
have close at hand tasks of rtiountaln
cllmbing that will tax the resources
of the sturdiest. Few regions offer the
inducements to the mountaineer that
can be found here.
THE BOTTOM FACT OF MONEY
Our banker statesmen, defenders of
the money trust and betrayers of the
people, have turned the business of is
suing and supplying, contracting and
withholding money—a. function belong
ing entirely and exclusively to con
gress—to a small group of financial au
tocrats who rob us of billions of dol
lars annually and then hire the puerile
and idiotic newspapers to cell us Bol
sheviks when we complain about it.
Our valued comtemporary is right
when it points out that our present
monetary system is a flim-flam swin
dle, but is wrong when it claims thrt
congress has a monopoly right to the is
suance of money. That claim would
invest congress with the "divine right"
imposture, impudently claimed by em
perors, kings, princes, aristocrats and
priests of old to the destruction of the
people. Congress can act only as the
agent of its constituency, and an agent
can never exercise any function that
the principal does not possess. Gov
governed" or should exist only on such
terms, according to the declaration of
human rights proclaimed in the De
claration of independence. Whenever
government takes recourse to invas
ive violence, it ceases to be a legiti
mate government, but constitutes itself
a despotism in utter disregard of hu
man rights, and it should be viewed as
tyranny for it is nothing else.
Our present money is in its very he»
• • •. n r .i r .
l " re ."«iquitous. regardless of .the fret
that it is granted to the banking trust
as a monopoly privilege- By making
money a legally enforced means of pay
ment, in which at the option and de
mand of the creditors all contracted
, , c ,
ernment exists by the consent of the
obligations must be paid, the usefu
products of the farm and of industry
are virtually outlawed' from serving
directly on equitable terms in the set
tlement of rightfully valid claims and
obligation. This it is which makes o!
the producers in every field of usefu!
endeavor a victim of the money shark.
And until all the useful products of la
bor are legally recognized as tender:
in equity for all debts public and pri
vate, scheming rascals will plan ou!
some scheme or another to defraud
their fellow men.
AT THE ANTIPODES
(By The Federated Press)
Sydney, N. S. Wales. — Because of
the failure of the employers to hono:'
their war-time pledges, about 6,000 re
turned soldiers are out of work in New
? 0U , th WaieS " M . Qre 'J 1311 J 1 » " umb f
» also out ot work in the other Austral
I Most of the appeals for jobs, or the
| reinstatement of the men in their for
mer positions, have been unsuccessful,
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OR EXCr IANGE—926 shares of
Llano stock to exchange for property.
-J. C. Nale, Box 32, Wasco, Calif.
Will You Be a Builder?
W FLN aie you going to build that hotel dormitory?" asked a visitor to*
Lit no the other day; "you need it badly enough."
YES, came the response, we need, it surely, but we can't build without
brickmasons and other workers. You see, comrade, we are growing so fast
here that we can't keep up with our work. People mUst be housed as they
arrive. Ihey cant live out in the woods until the dormitory is built. So we
have to saw out lumber and build small temporary houses. New industries
must be developed and they must be housed."
Well, if you don t start your dormitory you will never solve your prob
lem. Several comrades on the outside have put money into the hotel build
g fund, have they not?"
Yes, they have, and more than half enough money to buy the neces
sary materials which must be purchased on the outside. You see, we own timber
and can make all the necessary lumber and brick to erect the building. Both
lime and cement are on hand to begin construction. It is the workers—the
brick masons especially—who are not here to do the work."
"Then you will begin on that as soon as you get the workers?"
"Well. We have to erect other buildings also. Since we started the new
dormitory idea, new wants have been created. We MUST build a new school
house this year. Our garage and machine shop must be housed and this build
ing will be the next. The printshop wants a new and larger building for its
work is getting too big for the present quarters." ^
"What benefit does the comrade get who puts his money into the hotel
"When a comrade sends us $250 to reserve an apartment for him in the
new hotel, he does so because he wants to help us build the colony. When the
dormitory is completed, he may live in his reserved apartment. It will always
be at his disposal. If on vacation bent, he may live out his investment at one
dollar a day for room and board. He doesn't lose anything, and he certainly
aids the Colony in its building."
"Can a comrade still reserve an apartment?"
"Oh yes, indeed. We may be delayed a little time in starting it, but
IT WILL BE BUILT, BECAUSE WE CAN'T DO WITHOUT IT. Every dol
lar received helps that much to hurry on the Llano building program; but
it's workers we need to get it started.
If yjou want to live among a group of congenial people, or if you ex
pect to join the Colony some time later, reserve a rooiÀ in Llano's big dor
litory. It costs $250, and the apartment is yours as long as you wish to use
t, or to spend your vacations in it each year.
The Colony will build. Will you be a builder?
SHOE LASTS WANTED
We are making our own shoes and
are in need of men's, women's and
children's wooden lasts. Any com
rade having any lasts to sell or to do
nate please write to Louis Roedemeis
ter, Llano Colony, Leesville, La.
TRADE FOR LLANO STOCK.—
160 eres ih Minnesota; fair buildings;
drilled well and windmill; mail ancfc
Phone; 8 miles to town; 1 mile tot
school. About 40 acres wood; 30
acres fenced; 50 acres in tame grass;
balance natural meadow. Lime-clajr
soil. Price $35 an acre ($5600.00).
Time on $1200 at 7%: balance ii*
cash. Will take Llano stock up to
$1900.00 as cash, par value.—C. J. S.
care Llano Colonist 147
FOR SALE—A big bargain in Lees
ville; six corner lets, 300 x 150 feet,.
I-—four in cultivation. Good two-room,
house; barn , and we ll._$ 30 0.00, cash.
A. E. Kay, Leesville, La.
FOR SALE—Five acres, just out-
side of Modesto, county seat of Stan
islaus Co., California. This property
faces two paved highways; can be cut
up into acre tracts or city lots; has
some improvements. Price, $5,000;
reasonable cash payment; balance to>
suit; or will exchange for anything I
can use.— G. M. Yates, Llano Colony.
Leesville, La. 203tL
FOR SALE—PURE-BRED RHODE.
ISLAND RED COCKERELS, Sanders.
Jennings, Strain; Single Comb.—
Splendid birds for fall or spring breed
ing. $3.00 each, 4.00 f.o.b. in crates.
— F. E. Rooney, Llano Poultry Farms,.
SELL OR EXCHANGE— 32Î) acres
finest farm land in New Mexico with
improvements. Trade for good timber
land, or what have you? W. H. Lind
sey, Llano Colony.
FOR SALE—102 acres; 32 acres
cultivated; 2 good houses; 2 barns.
Price, $5,000. Close to Colony hotel.
See George T. Pickctt. 39 1
FOR SALE. — 41 acres of land;
4-room house, and barn. 100 peachs
trees; 20 apple trees; 20 grape vines;
strawberries, blackberries, and dewber
ries; some figs. Well improved—
terraced. Price, $1100. Main road,
A. E. WELDON, Rte 1, Box 63, Lees
FOR SALE—500 acres; 30 in culti
vation; lots of good timber on bal
ance; good house; two tenant houses,
$10,500 for all. — See G. T. Pickett,
Lano Colony. 38-'
FOR SALE—200 acres near Picker
ing ; 30 acres in cultivation ; good tim
ber on the balance; hummock and'
black land; good six room house with
two brick fireplaces; a bargain at
'$4500.—See Pickett Llano Colony.32
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