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BENEFIT TO WORKERS (By The Federated Press) New York. — "The Russian laws dealing with foreign investors are log ical and stable, and it is safe for for eigners to invest in Russia to-day." Such is the statement cf Frank P. Walsh, former chairman of the federal industrial relations commission and for mer joint chairman of the national war labor board, just returned from Russia, where he investigated particularly the conditions for industrial investment and the Russian prospects for industrial re habilitation. He examined carefully all the Russian laws dealing with out side investments, he added, and de clared the Russian minister of justice answered frankly and freely all the points in an exhaustive questionaire on that subject. Even after the years of attempted strangulation of Russia by the allied and American blockade, he declared, the workingmen of Russia to-day are better off than under the czar. "There is much mere hopelessness in Berlin," he said, "than in Moscow— and Moscow is the only city in Europe which I saw where the people do not fall to the:r knees and venerate the al mighty American dollar.*" One enemy is one toe many; a thou sand friends are none too many.—Tal mud. Revelation Interpreted The Mysteries of the Apocalypse of St. John Revealed A Remarkable Book, Making Plain the Way Unto Salvation, Written by G. A. Kratzer One of the Founders of The Universal Life Institute, of Creighton, Nebr. The Book of Revelation is a vast assem blage of parables, symbols, and allegories, so presented that the entire book makes one of the greatest dramas in the world's literature. According to the prophecy in the book itself, the time has come for "the unveiling of Jesus Christ" that "the mystery of God should be finished." Mr. Kratzer has taken off the veil and set forth its teachings in plain En glish, so that the book is of infinite value and delight for every one who realizes the great truth that the mind is a KINGDOM that must be ruled. Mr. Kratzer believes that this book contains more teaching of fundamental impor tance than any other known document of equal length, for it points out all the dangers and difficulties and sets forth all the saving truth to be experienced by humans in their initiation into the Kingdom of Heaven. This wonderful book of 400 pages, artisti cally printed on the best of paper, beautifully bound, may be had in black cloth, stamped in gold, at $3.50, and in full morocco, flexible binding, round corners, gold edges, and stamp ed in gold, at $7.00, postpaid,- by ordering it from— THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Leesville, La. LLANO — The Trail That Leads to the Co-operative Commonwealth SINCE THE DAYS of Jesus Christ, the human heart has longed for the time when no man's hand would be against the hand of his neighbor, a time when each man's interest would be identical with the best interests of the whole community. The progressive thinker, all down through the march of civilization, has yearned for a bet ter state of society in which to live. For this reason, more than any other, men and women have left their native soils and tak en up the duties and terrible hardships of pioneers, searching for the golden opportun ity. From the East men go West; from the West they go farther West; but the smeary hand of exploitation has always followed close behind, leaving them often drained to the point of poverty. To get away from the tithe-paying system ■—from rent, interest and profit—men have struggled and fought and planned. Coloniz ation enterprises have come into being in many parts of the world, having as their ob ject the grouping of congenial workers in an effort to eliminate these objectionable phases of human life. Many of them have partly succeeded, only to be wrecked upon the rocks, because of a lack of understanding of each other's motives. After studying most of the former attempts at co-operative colonization, and marking well the rocks and shoals in the stormy seas. Job Harriman founded a co -operative com munity at Llano, California, on May 1st, 1914. This community operated and pros pered at this location until 1917, when the water for irrigation purposes proved unequal to the growth of the Colony, and a new and more resourceful location was found in Lou isiana, where they are now located. Founded on three great principles of soci ology—equality of opportunity, equality of income, and equality of ownership, the Llano Colony has proven that men and women can live together in harmony and prosper. This Colony is incorporated under the law as a protection against unscrupulous persons and disgruntled self-seekers. Imagine if you can, a miniature co-operative commonwealth, and you have Llano Colony. Imagine a com munity where all the land, the farms, tools. THE BIG ONES SEE IT Forty-eight dollars and seventy-eight cents is the amount of cash in circula tion for every inhabitant , of this coun try. This is several dollars less than two or three years ago. Some have rather more than the average. A restless theorist asks: "Why does the government pay interest on money when it alone has the power to make it?" A difficult question for the unlearn ed; but there are some countries— Russia, Germany, Austria—which are printing money very rapidly, and its value decreases as fast as it is print ed. It does seem, however, that this nation might safely print a few billions to be paid off at leisure, without going into bankruptcy. If collateral is need ed we might use these European gold loans—that we shall probably never collect.—Arthur Brisbane in Shreve port Times. Arthus Brisbane in Shreveport Times Who will be the next? Here's the biggest newspaper writer joining with Edison and Henry Ford .advocating government issue of money to meet such needs that may arise, instead of selling bonds. Listen to what Thomas Jefferson said: "Government should issue all moneys, equalizing the amount to meet the taxing power of the gov ernment." Let the government keep out of wars, and it could, with the greatest safety, issue all the money it needs, without the least danger of de preciation—it's value that plays havoc with debt and credit. This is the milk in the cocoanut, barring the costs of wars (which are an abomination in the sight of God and Nature) and the gov ernment could safely issue the money for constructive purposes, including salaries, redeeming the amount in tax es. This would save billions in interest which labor has to pay. A HORNET'S NEST FOR HUGO STINNES (By The Federated Press) Essen, Germany. — Hugo Stinnes is wading into a hornet's nest by his sug gestion that the German miners agree to overtime work in order thereby to make sure that Germany lives up to her obligations under the Versailles treaty. The miners are up in arms against the proposal. Not only the Socialist and Communist workers oppose the Stinnes p'an. These are organized in the Essen district in the German Federation of Miners and in the Communist Workers' party of Germany. The conservative Alter Bergarbeiterverband, a non-so cialist trade union organization, has voted to fight the Stinnes proposal. The right to work at will, that Pres ident Harding says inheres in every man and woman, doesn't ajnount to much unless an unobstructed opportun ity is also conceded and guaranteed that cannot be denied by any private individual, corporation, or any depart ment of government. and industries are all owned by the collectiv ity; where each works for the other; where each receives the same compensation for a day's work; where no member will accept anything which any other member cannot have on the same terms, if he desires it— in short, imagine a place where the goldeij rule is the only law imposed upon the com munity, and you are picturing the Llano Co operative Colony. After eight years of work, Llano Colony is rated in the commercial world as worth over $250,000. But Llano's least asset is its com mercial rating. The fullness of life, the joy of living, the satisfaction of working, the security for the future, the healthy environ ment, the opportunity for education, the af fection of your fellowmen—these are prized more, much more, than what the commercial world calls success. This colony now has something like thirty industries, all collectively owned. Among these are: apiary, auto garage, building de partment, brick-making plant, blacksmith shop, butcher shop, broom factory, crate making factory, chicken farm, dairy with about 20 milking cows and a herd of thoro bred Holstein heifers, goat ranch, hog ranch, with several hundred Duroc-Jersey hogs, sweet-potato storage houses, dressmaking, grist mill, handle lathes, hotel, hospital, li brary, steam laundry, land clearing, fruit or chards, print shop, peanut butter factory, magazine and weekly newspaper, picture show and theater, wagon-making shop, can dy kitchen, shoe shop, harness shop, and many other Smaller concerns. Then Llano's farms and gardens provide the bulk of the living for the colonists, the farmers specializing on sweet potatoes, su gar cane, peanuts, corn, beans, peas, etc., while the gardens provide greens and gar den truck for the table the year around. The system of government is exceedingly simple. Stock is sold in the corporation at one dollar a share, and only stock-holders are employed by the Colony. An agreement of employment is entered into between the Colony as an organization and each individ ual. Each member is employed at what he best can do, or which needs most to be done. A board of directors i* selected each year by the stockholders, which board in turn THE SUBTLE TREACHERY OF SUAVE RAILWAY EXECUTIVES (By The Federated Press) Chicago. — Highly unionized rail roads like the Burlington and Chica go and Alton are holding out against individual settlement of the shopmen's strike. Atty. Gen, Daugherty is per sisting in his effort to make the "open shop" injunction against the Unions permanent. These facts—not wages or working conditions, or seniority disputes—indi cate the strategy of the hard-boiled rail executives and theiï allies in tj^e Harding administration. The unions are to be crushed. Railroad presidents like Haie Hol den of the Burlington, have always been looked upon with suspicion by the labor camp. Holden is one of those smooth apostles of friendly feeling be tween master and men, an "economic liberal," until he gets a chance to run the knife in deep and hard. His actions have caused men like President Willard, of the Baltimore and Ohio, President Finley, of the .Northwestern and President Byram, of the Milwaukee road, who signed up with" the unions, to fall under a like cloud. x With Holden is now ranked Pres ident Smith, of the New York Cen tral. This system has tried in many ways to weed out strong union men from th^ shops before the strike began, July 1. Smith later joined Willard in a conciliatory attitude. Then, after an nouncement that the New York Central would settle with the men, the confer ence was broken up in a dispute over interpretation of terms. The Southern and the Seaboard have signed up, as well as the Monon. Fur ther settlements are expected on a num ber of reads within a few days. In federal court, attorneys for the unions are demolishing the government case for an injunction. One-third of the affidavits presented by Daugherty's assistants were thrown out by Judge Wilkerson. "An avalanche of hearsay, with the traces of perjury," was Atty. Donald Richberg's characterization of the gov ernment evidence. Daugherty is trying to make out a case that the shop unions conspired to stop interstate commerce by violence. Richberg pointed out that net a single act mentioned in the affi davits had been traced to the union or ganizations or to the union chiefs. The government assumption that the strike in itself was unlawful was torn to pieces. The Esch-Cummins act, it was shown, did not make the findings of the U. S. rail labor beard binding on either executives or men. Either party could repudiate the decisions and go to bat with the other party in the usual American way. A man asked an Irishman, "Have you lived here all your life?" "Not yet Sir" he replied. selects a general manager. He selects his foremen for the various industries, and each is selected carefully according to his ability to do the work and to direct his men. Each manager is given a free hand to run his department, always with the supervision of the manager and board of directors, in order that his actions may not be contrary to the collective welfare. New industries are started from time to time as necessity demands. The object of Llano's industries is to provide the Colony with what it needs, rather than to make a profit by selling the products. Production for use is our slogan. Thus to make its own food, clothing and shelter, to provide as far as possible every convenience and comfort is the final object. To get as nearly as pos sible to the source of wealth, the Colony will raise sheep for wool; cotton can be raised, and the colonists can weave their own cloth and make their clothing. The Colony's timber lands are now fur nishing hardwood and pine for its buildings, its brick plant makes the necessary brick -and can make tiling, hollow tile, etc., for its own homes. The farm and gardens of the Colony have provided the tables witfa most of the good things which nature offers. Thus the three important problems are easily solved. The Colony now owns about 5000 acres of land, some of it of very fair character, varying from bottom land to rolling land and timber land. It intends to purchase a total of 20,000 acres, because the colonists realize that the movement is destined to grow to large proportions, several small 'commun ities probably will be Settled on the land. When the day's work is done at 4:30, each colonist has an equal opportunity to improve himself alang many lines, such as music, vocal training, languages, science, agriculture, orchestra work, dancing, and other diversions. Many of these classes are well attended, and all the colonists realize the fact that to keep progressive they must advance in knowledge. A »radical in pol itics and a conservative in everything else is out of place in this community. Llano's school system is as progressive as the co-operative colony. The children are BE AMAN If you have the courage to be your self, to appear what you actually are without any attempt to camouflage, to cover up anything or to hide behind a mask If you have the courage to follow the dictates of your conscience, even in the face of others' sneers and ridi cule. If you have the courage to be inde pendent; to form your own opinions; to think your own thoughts; to make your own cred and five to it. If you have the courage to cut the acquaintance, to drop the friendship of those who show coarseness and vul garity, who lack fine ideals. If you have the courage to put grit, will power and determination against whatever handicaps or obstacles are trying to hold you down or turn you aside from the goal of your ambition. If you have the courage to stand for what you believe to be right in spite of all sorts of temptations and the example of competitors who win wealth and coveted positions by the sacrifice of truth and conscience. If you have the courage to say "No" when others all around you are saying "Yes". Express your opinion when occasion demands, no matter how othirs, hew ever big and important in the world's eyes, differ from you; the courage to hold up your head and tell the truth when everybody else about yeu dis sembles; to be genuine, sincere, and, above board when others are lying and camouflaging. If you have the courage to stand alone; to shoulder responsibilities; to meet trouble without whining or com plaining; to act on your own judg ment, make your own decisions and stand by them instead of running to every Tom, Dick and Harry for advice If you have the courage to live with in your means; to dress as you can afford to, not as you would like, and to insist that your family do the same; not to be ashamed to live in the sim ple modest style in keeping with your income, instead of straining and run ning in debt to compete with your richer neighbors in an effort to make people think that you are better off than you really are. If yeu have the courage to be true to your best self; to stand erect and in dependent when others bow and cringe and lie for place and power; if you manfully do your duty in silence and obscurity when men all about you are scrapping honor and neglecting sacred obligations in their mad scramble for wealth and public office. If you can stand unmerited disgrace, and failure of all your plans and hopes, the loss of friends and fortune, with out complaint or murmur ; if you hold fast to your ideals when all men have gone back on you; still struggle on with faith undimmed and your belief in man's high destiny intact, then you are more than a man—you are a su perman. Then you can be of service not driven to learn. The subjects are ar ranged so as to draw out of the child the best that is in him. With this in view, diver sified industrial trades are placed at his dis posal. He may thus gain an insight into a* world of endeavor and can choose that whi^n most nearly fits in with his natural ability. The school has its oWn cafeteria now, where foods more especially adaptable to growing children are prepared by the domestic sci ence class. Music, singing, languages/ bot any, agriculture, Esperanto, are among the subjects offered to Llano's children:, and thera are many opportunities for obtaining a real education, in addition to those pro vided by the regular state course of study, making them a thinking, alert, self-reliant group of future builders of a co-operative commonwealth. Equal wages are paid to men, women and children. The theory of this is that each colonist owes to the community his best en deavors, whether he be learned lawyer, hus ky farmer, or little school child. They give to the whole the best they, can, and in re turn receive the besi - 1 -ther can offer. Hospital and doctor are provided when sickness comes, and there are no charges for such social services. Funerals are conducted along the same lines. There is no need for insurance in the Col ony for the dependénts receive their support just the same, even if the father be remov ed from them. Social life is made by those who live to gether. The great objection to living on the land is the isolation which accompanies it. Here in Llano, the farmers and the industrial workers live close to the center where danc es, entertainments, picture shows, and all manner of good times can be had for the making. No rent is charged for the houses, and any building can be used for meetings with out cost. Men work in whatever industry they are best fitted for. Sometimes they are moved around to different work as is deemed neces sary, but the fact is conceded that each worker works best at something that he likes to do and has fitted himself for. But when it is remembered that each is working for the whole, and the whole is working for the in A GILDED BAIT FOR THE WAGE-WORKERS (By The Federated Press) Washington. — Not only has the steel trust raised wages in its mills, in order to bring back the scores of thou sands of laborers who have wandered away during the slack period in steel production, but it is using the same method to recall its marine engineers, needed for its vessels on the Great Lakes and the Ohio river. Reports from Pittsburg received by the Nation al Marine Engineers' Beneficial Assn., at its headquarters here show that wag es have been raised some 15% on the average, for the Ohio river trade, to meet a like raise announced on the lakes some months ago. The steel trust has no dealings with any union, but union engineers are signing for these iobs at the higher pay. Large num bers of engineers who had drifted in land, have returned and asked for boats. WILL CAPITALISTS BE PROSECUTED (By The Federated Press) Jackson, Cal. — Forty-seven nude bodies accused the owners of the Ar gonaut mine of murder. When the res cuers finally broke thru they found the bodies cf the imprisoned miners lying in parallel rows', poisoned by gas from the fire. The men had removed their clothes to stuff the crevices of a wall they had erected against the poison ous gass which killed them. "We are going to leave you," reads a note burn ed by olie of the victims, with his min er's lamp on this wall. Many of the men left wives and children; one widow has already at tempted suicide. Charges are made that the fire was an old one; that, if new, it was caus ed by defective electric insulation; and no one has attempted to deny that the concrete bulkhead which prevent ed the men from escaping, was built because of a legal fight between the Kennedy and the Argonaut mines, or that the beginning of the rescue work was delayed for the same reason; al so that the skip wag not sent down for the men, lest it be destroyed. A state probe, which is announced, is expect ed to end in a whitewashing. In the opinion of Walter Smith, la bor organizer, and James Bruce, miner, the absentee owners of the Argonaut mine are responsible for the deaths of the 47 imprisoned miners. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Along about the year 1875 a murder trial was being held in one of the south erncounties of Arkansas. At that time em countries were drawn on the juries as frequently as white men. A qustion that is put to all prospec tive jurors was put to one of the jurors by the district attorney. He asked the nergo if he was conscientiously oppos ed to answered "Yes The attorney for the the man on the jury to ask knew what was meant by "Capil ishment." He answered "Yes learnt that when I lived down in iana." "Well sir," asked the what does it mean. The negro n Working for the white folks evenings. A man's real working capital is his health. It isr good health which pro vides you with the needed mental and physical energy to do your work every day and to do it in the best possible way. This needed energy is provided or manufactured in the human body by the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the rest w e take. It can- be wast ed by bad habits, such as keeping late hours, which means loss of sleep, eat ing unwholesome food, and breathing bad air. It can be readily understood that a man's ability or power to work depends upon his strength and that is why we say that health is really a man's work ing capital. Of course, along with this should go the willingness or de sire to work and an interest in the work. It is the law of nature that We should work. The busy man. is contented and happy for the reason he finds no time to be otherwise. There are some »who Regard work as a hardship, when, as a mattïr of fact it is man's greatest bless ing. Again, Rev. Sam Jones said : "A far mer stole his neighbor's drag chain ant seeing him coming, he dropped it down the well. A little later he got religion and went home and cleaned out his well and returned the chain and asked his neighbor's forgiveness. Now, the trou ble with a great many Christians is that they have never cleaned out their wells. I reckon there's lots of wells that need cleaning out." ita! Sir If Nature Will Not Right Selection and Use of Food WILL For the solution of all health prob lems and many, general life problems, procure as soon as possible a copy of: RIGHT EATING by Viola Mizell Kimmel, B. Sc., B. A. Amanuscript of sixty large, closely but-clearly-typed, mimeographed pages, neatly and strongly bound. This treatise has been strongly en dorsed by practitioners of every school and by many private patrons. Sent Two Dollars To-day to— THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Newllano, Leesville, La. Your money cheerfully refunded if ytm are not fully satisfied. dividual, no one refuses to do what is alloted to him. Women all find lots of work to do. They feed the men at the hotel, wash and iron for them at the laundry, make dresses and over alls and shirts at the sewing department, at tend store, office, etc., wherever their ser vices can be utilized to best advantage. On special occasions such as harvesting, or planting, all the school children are glad to go to the fields and help. It is the com mon food store—and all will help to save the hrrvest. Men, women, and children wiï forsake their reguiaç work to help where they can. This is because they are actuated by an ideal. They believe in co-operation with each other. Some co-operators think co-op eration means that others have to co-operate with them, that their lot may be bettered. Llano co-operators realize that each must sacrifice their personal interests and amalga mate with the collectivity. This is the very ideal which has made Llano a signal success in the co-operative field, when other like communities have disintegrated. Men and women will laugh at hardships and pioneering when they are propelled by a brilliantly-visible ideal. Such an ideal is Llano s —to show to the world that humans can co-operate together to build a veritable paradise in which to live, where love and af fection are the predominant personal rela tionships and where the consideration of the other fellows' welfare is not hidden by per sonal greed. In such a community greed, selfishness and jealousy cannot survive long. If you are interested in such a commun ity and such an ideal and would like to leant how to get into practical application and de monstration of that ideal, write for more Particulars. Ask for "Co-operation in Ac tion," which goes more into the detail of Colony life and is illustrated by pictures, showing the colonists at work. The Colony has its express and freight agency, and hopes to have its own postoffice At present address all communications to; Llano Co-operative Colony, Newllano. Lau. (via Leesville). THE LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY NEWLLANO VTA LEESVILLE. LA.