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If you receive a sample copy of this paper, it is an invitation to you to sub scribe. Some friend of yours has ask ed us to send it. Sample trial subscription is ten cents a month. Regular 'subscription is $1.50 a Year; five cents a Copy. A WEEKLY MESSENGER FROM THE. LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY " The Llano Colonic MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS ==r To expound the principles of complete co-operation that other colonies may be formed to emulate the Successful Llano Co-operative Colony. VOL. II—No. 23. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.50 YEAR Williamson County's Answer to Illinois Chamber of Commerce (By The Federated Press) Marion, 111..— The business meh of "Williamson-county have given their an swer to the Illinois Chamber of Com merce and its $50,000 prosecution of organized labor in this state, -— The chamber has centered on 76 union coal miners indicted in connection with the 22 deaths occurring June 21 and 22 during the Lester strip mine war near Herrin. On Monday 86 merchants from every township in the county, fil ed into circuit court and collectively and severally went bond to the amount of $360,000 guaranteed by $720,000 in real estate and personal property. This obtained release of 34 men ac cused by the grand jury of murder. " "This is like taking a census," said Judge De Witt T. Hartwell as the mer chants filed past his desk giving their names. The scene was the most im pressive ever staged in the Williamson county courthouse, according to old res idents. There was a silence as the bondsmen filed in and gave evidence of their confidence in the indicted men. The receiving of the names and swear ing in of the bondsmen and the accus ed took over an hour. Tears were seen in the eyes of many of the men and •women visitors as a sea of hands rose ■when the judge asked if the bondsmen •were ready to vouch for every man ac cused. Among the bondsmen were several •whose appearance indicated that they •were not wealthy, but had staked their all on their fellow citizens facing trial for murder. Six of the indicted men brought to the courtroom from the county jail were refused bail. They are Otis Clark, the first mee, indicted; Bert Grace, James Brown, Leva M ann > Phillip Fon tanetti, and Peter Hiller. They ap The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Sept 20. — The burn ing of the brick is one of the important jobs right now. W. Beavers and Bob Chappelle are on the job alone with the slow fire. But soon the big blast will be started, and the third man will be taken on. The wood cutters are getting wood for the burning from the land that we will probably clear this fall. So, in getting the wood, we are doing a double job. We kids finished our peanut pulling job to-day. No, not the ■whole harvest—just about one-third of it. The rest will not be ready for a few weeks. This work the children can do even better than the men, and they at the same time are learning, as well as getting good out-door exercise. They go to school in the morning and work in the afternoons in the different industries of their own, choosing. But on such jobs as this they like to get to gether in a bunch and co -cperatively finish it up in "jig time." And there is no quarreling about who does the most. They light on to the job like "June bugs" and, when the faster ones get their rows pulled, they help those who are .not so fast. But the fellow who appears to be shirking is quite frequently reminded to "pep up" if he wishes to be helped. These kiddifes are quite human and very keen to read those who do their best. No spite work or resentment is ever displayed upon these jobs of co-operative character. vJ'Fred" has Lottie helping tuçn out spokes for the wheels of the new eight wheel log wagon. Busick and his six mule team will be joined by another "six" as soon as Comrade Klahr comes next month with his mules. Nash, Geiss and Rechsteiner are rushing work on the new shingle houses, and. we hope it will be the last temporary hous es ever built here. How come? Well, wé" expect, as soon as this kiln of brick is burned, to begin on perman ent homes. We think we shall have an architect and some brick masojis among us who can and will carry out this part of the program. New homes for the people, a new school house for the chil dren, and new firè-proof buildings for our industries, all to be modernly equip ped and built especially to fill our needs in this climate. Do you want to help on this program? You can do it by working with us or by sending us cash with which to provide equipment. The peared to take their medicine^cheerful ly, smiling their appréciation at the re lease of the men who for periods of from one to three weeks have shared their confinement. All the men released on bond Mon day are accused of murder, some of them on more than one count, includ ing assault to murder and conspiracy. Ten of the indicted men have not yet been apprehended, their whereabouts being unknown. Two of these were among those for whom bail will not be accepted. Admitting the men indicted for mur der to bail, fixing the amounts and hav ing the bondsmen act collectively as well as severally'were agreed upon be tween the attorneys for the prosecu tion and defense and approved by the judge before court opened. Six of the accused are out under $20,000 bonds each, 20 under $10,000 each, and 18 under $5,000 each. Those indicted merely for conspiracy had previously been admitted to bail. A remarkable feature of Monday's proceedings was the fact that the ac cused men were among the best look ing people in the courtroom. Those who were brought from the jail were clean-shaven and well-dressed. The youthfulness and fineness of feature of many of them were striking. Rarely has such a clean, keen-eyed and well mannered group of men had to face trial for murder. Their appearance bore out the statements previously pub lished by The Federated Press that they represent the best families of Wil liamson county. There is 'no greater evil-doer tlian he who takes away the earnings of the poor.—Talmud. evening classes for to-day were the vip lin and choral society. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Thursday, Sept. 21. — A visit to the shoe shop finds Roede and Comrade Hall making and repairing shoes. Be fore long we expect Comrade Cox to return and take charge of this work— the one-piece shoe is his invention. Roede is inclined to allow him the pleasure of making most of the shoes. The "Colonist" is being run off the press to-day and Buck, Cantrell, New man, Gleeser and several of our school children are the workers at the print shop. Some of the youngsters are get ting to be quite proficient at running the linotype. A comrade writes in from California and says he is ready, as an old member, to help put this whole 20 000 acres of land into our possession if others will help. Now, don't make any if s about it. We are giving all our time to it, and will stick and stay until this job is done and many others, regardless of the outside help. We ask you to help in order to expedite the completion of this one job, so that we shall have a solid foundation under our movement. There are calls every week for us to help establish other colonies at different places; but, until this one is absolutely in our hands and' secured to the future of our movement, we feel cur duty Hes here. Our movement is unselfish; we are not money-seek ers. We want to build this colony so that it may become the mother colony of others. We have no intention of practicing the profit system other than is necessary for us to get our living —proper support from the outside will free us from the necessity of any fur ther practice of profit-getting. Then we can direct our attention to produc ing crops for consumption, clothes to wear, houses to live in, schools for ed ucational purposes and a general indus trial and social pattern from which to constrùct other communities; and we shall be able to support these other colonies untii they are on their feet and self-supporting. We shall carry out this program regardless " of what may happen—you can help us to make this foundation sound. Will you do it now? is the question. Is your money being used to build your ideal of a so (Continued on last page) ONLY A DAD Only a dad with a tired face, Coming home from the daily race, Bringing little of gold or fame To show how well he has played the game, But glad in his heart that his own rejoice To see him come home and to hear his Only a dad with a brood of four, One of ten million men or more, Plodding along in the daily strife Bearing the whips and the scorns of life With ne'er a whimper of pain or hate For the sake of those who at home Only a dad, neither rich nor proud, Merely one of the surging crowd, Toiling, striving from day to day. Facing whatever may come his way. Silent whenever the harsh condemn, And bearing it all for the love of them. Only a dad, but he gives his all To smooth the way for his children small, Doing with courage set and grim The deeds that his father set for him. This is a line that for him I pen— Only a dad—but the best of men. —Author Unknown. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE U. C. E.? The purpose of the Universal Co operative Brotherhood is to bring to gether into a harmonious educational organization those who believe in a order of society in which useless and waste labor is eliminated; in which those who work receive the full re ward of their toil, and in whicJi there are none living unjustly from the labor of others. The Universal Co-opera tive Brotherhood shall use every meth od available to further educate its own members and inspire them toward such activities as shall realize the ideals of the order; to seek in every way to ex tend to others an understanding of its purposes and an appreciation of its iieals; to promote toleration; to stim ulate social life among its members; and to publish generally its message. The U. C. B. aims: To assemble in one organization the thousands of believers in co-operative principles. To create among co-operators an ap preciation of the social side of the movement through the drama, music, dancing, parties, and socials. To educate its members thoroughly in co-operative principles and the meth ods necessary for success in co-opera tive enterprises. To foster an understanding of the ethical side of co-operation, now little understood.' To free co-operators as much as pos sible from unsatisfactory obligations to other interests by giving them, thru the UNIVERSAL CO-OPERATIVE BRO THERHOOD, the following benefits: (a| Sick Benefits; (b) Funeral Benefits; (c) Collective Purchasing; (d) Unemployment Loans; (e) Care of orphans, widows, and other dependents of members. If you are interested in forming a branch of this splendid new order in your locality, talk it up among your friends and an opportunity may come soon to have an organizer visit your territory and start a lodge. LLANO WANTS RADIO EQUIPMENT NOW Llano is looking for someone who is getting tired of his radio outfit, or someone who has some spare parts. Comrades are interested in installina a receiving station on the new roof garden at Newllano, and the aerial has already been spread. Remember anything in the radio line will be useful, as our boys are going to erect their own mechanism. Those who wish to donate some parts will please send them'by express to Llano Radio Dept., Stables, La., or by par cel post to that department, Newllano, via Leesville, La. Ilia ART'S DELIGHT AT DIXIE PRIDE The colonists at Llano enjoyed a most delightful entertainment at the Dixie Pride playhouse on Sunday eve ning, September 24. The orchestra's overture started the inning with a splen did offering, followed by the much en larged Juniod orchestra, which has been training for about two months and made its first appearance with the mel ody "Maryland, my Maryland." The audience joined in singing this song, dear to their Southern hearts. Our youngsters did fine and are a credit to their teacher, Prof. Martin. Harold Kq|ip delivered himself of a mighty good recitation that he had on his chest for some time and he feels better now. Katherine Cantrell ad monished grown-ups in a most emphat ic way to give the children a chance, and not to pester them with too many prohibitions. The Llano Quartette, composed of Mrs. Dougherty and Mrs. Gaddis and Daddy Beavers and his son William, sang a dear old song that always calls out the very highest and best in every listener. Comrade Harris and David and Ro bert Lindsey gave very acceptable re citations. Daddy Beavers, impersonating an old maid, was very successful in his at tempt, creating a great deal of amuse ment; he also furnished a vocal solo quite at variance with the garb assum ed. He did a good job, just the same. Community singing and a closing selection by the orchestra—and a very interesting entertainment was conclud ed. Llano Personals Hans Olson, of Fargo, North Dako ta, arrived last Monday. He came as a sort of advance guard of the Belcher family, also of Fargo, which is expectr ed to land here in a few days. ¥ * * V Victor Nelson, who spent a few weeks with us some time ago, is back again for another visit. While away, he has been in Beaumont, Houston, and various places, and had the mis fortune to be ill most of the time he was gone. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Scott Harris, of Eldon, Missouri, came in last Tuesday and is loolS*^ around the ranch, with the intention of locating permanently. Harris i s a poul try man, having been engaged in that business in Missouri for several years, and if he decides to move in, he will assist in the development of the Col ony , poultry department. Under no consideration astray.—Talmud. lead ALLIED PEACE NOTE IS GIVEN TO HAMID BEY Greeks, Fearing Attacks by Turks, Fleeing Constantinople Constantinople, Sept. 25. — The allied Near East peace note handed Monday to Hamid Bey, Turkish repre sentative here. Christian populations were still un easy Monday with the reports that the Kemalists were concentrating in the vi cinity of Ismid, where Mustapha Kemal their leader, had his headquarters. The latest "war scare" that the Ke malists had invaded the neutral zone as far as Erenkoi, 10 miles from Chan ak, had been satisfactorily explained Monday. The Turkish troops were said to have invaded the region by mis take, believing that the British had withdrawn. The British and Turkish command ers, it was stated, conferred after which the Turkish cavalrymen withdrew. There were no shots fired. Greeks and other Christians here fear an unauthorized Turkish invasion. Greeks were doing their utmost to get out of the city. DOLLAR-UP CLUB YOU could not possibly place a dol lar a month where it would do more good for the co-operative movement than in the place where they are mak ing a concrete demonstration of it in their daily lives and educating others and spreading the gospel of a sane system of existence. Demonstrate your good will and desire to assist our efforts in carrying on the cause that is yours as well as ours. Join this club, beginning with the first week in October. Do it now! Demonstrate your faith! Be one of us! In union there is strength! LLANO DOLLAR-UP CLUB SEPTEMBER Mat Sunnen Frank Gayer Morris Rapaport Napoleon Hill Dr. Robert K. Williams Mrs. Robh K. Williams Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett H. J. Hilliard Miss E. M. Van Schoick Henry Mueller Chas. W. ' La Rue Floyd C. La Rue W. D. Henderson F. W. Miles Mrs. E. E. Fiechter E. J. Pease Anton A. Brezina W. E. Patterson E. J. Hyatt Chas. H. Newman R. Schwarz N. L. Clarke Mrs. Rose B. Blair Frank Phelps v J. B. Mars C. F. Krauss Stanley C. Williams Wm. Andraska Francis D. Gayer Chas Hook E. Otydis. J. N. Smith D. Henderson Howell D. H. Fedderson A. W. Gouchenour G. A. Farrand Victor Nelson N. Cornu W. H. Hazen Dr. Mileta C. Walker Reo Johnson . Wm. Gurr Willis H. Alpers A. H. Moore Aime Quinet R. Schwartz Jennie Fenkart The Universal Life Institute $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $5.00 $1.00 $2.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 .,$1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 C. A. Percy J. R. Teel James Innes C. W. Corbin J. O. Duckett Morton B. Bartlett W. J. Glegg PauJ R. Hennacy $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 It is just a year since Russia pbol ished prohibition and went on a light wine basis. ANNUAL ELECTION OF LLANO STOCK HOLDERS Call has gone out for the annual meeting of Llano stockholders which will be held at New Llano, on Saturday, October 14. Alrfeady many proxies have been re turnedfrom non-resident stock holders As in former years the resident mem bers of the colony will nominate their directors, and all the stock represented will be cast for the popular choice. The only business of importance to come before the stockholders is the changing of the time of the annual meeting from October to April, because of the great rush of harvest work usu ally under way in October. AN INTELLECTUAL TREAT, AND SO&G AND DANCE T Th ? u - Ç-, B - Social and Meeting on uesc *ay # night, September 26, was a most enjoyable and interesting one. Community singing, dancing, and card playing were indulged in. Mrs. Nor gard read a very interesting article from the pen of Mrs, Charlotte Perkins Gil man, entitled, "What Is The Matter With Your Brains?" This query ev ery one without exception may well ponder over and gain something in do ing so. NEW UJS. WRIT TO BE OBEYED BY SHOPCRAFTS Chicago, Sept. 25. — Leaders of the six federated shopcrafts unions will obey the restraining injunction sustain ed by Federal Judge Wilkerson as in terpreted by their attorneys pending an appeal, and meanwhile they will seek a definition of just how extensively they may function without being held in contempt. Donald R. Richberg, chief counsel indicated that for the present the un ions would obey the injunction with a liberal interpretation, but interviewers who sought out Secretary Scott of the Railway Employes' Department of the American Federation of Labor, were met with the assertion that they had "better seè our attorneys." Scott and other union heads refused to comment on the injunction or any thing else concerning the railroad strike. "1 he case will be taken to the court of appeals just as soon as we can pre pare it," Richberg declared. IS DAUGHERTY SUBSERVIENT TO CORRUPT BUSINESSMEN? (By The Federated Press) Washington. — By suddenly running away in panic from the Daugherty im peachment case, due to the discovery that Samuel Untermeyer and Frank P. Walsh were to act as counsel for Rep. Keller of Minnesota in pressing the charges against the attorney général, the house judiciary committee mada of the affair an immediate national po litical issue. Every candidate for con gress in the November election will have to face the question: Will you fa vor or oppose the impeachment of Har ry M. Daugherty? Sept. 16 the committee protested against any delay of hearing of Keller's evidence in support of his charges. On Sept. 17 Keller consulted Untermeyer, the foremost anti-graft investigator in the country. On Sept. 18 the commit tee was secretly summoned and its members voted to postpone action—in violation of it's public pledge to Keller and to numerous organizations—until December. Privately questioned. Chair man Volstead explained that he was not going to have these fellows get a lot of propaganda for political pur poses between now and election day." In a public statement, on behalf of the Republicans, Volstead declared that while the committee had agreed tc hear Keller's evidence against Daugherty, "since then it is learned that the at torney general expects to remain in Chicago the entire week in presenting the case of the government against the striking railway employes, so that in the event the committee should desire his statement in the matter it could not be had at this time." Keller called attention to the facte, that while one cf his charges deals with the strike injunction, the six remaining ones "charge subservience to a corrupt and law-breaking section of the busi ness community which does account for the burdens now resting so oppressive ly upon'the consuming public of the United States."