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IP r pa re dim ess Was rJ3oDis4roois Firaiodl By Allan L. Benson Staff Writer Appeal to Reason. THE New York World did me the honor to ask me to sit on the reviewing stand and tell one of its reporters what I thought of the New York "preparedness" parade. told him I thought it was a monstrous fraud. The morning: after my interview was printed, the World's leading editorial was devoted to the task of scolding men who regarded the parade as a Wall Street production, and branding "pacificism" as "a monumental failure." The World's reasoning is so amazing, that I append part of the editorial: . s': "Pacifists, amateur and professional, rail at New York's mighty demonstration in favor of public defense, but the tens of thousands of marching men and the greater multitudes looking on entered judgment against a false pacifism which will out-last many a s-neer. "Nowhere in the world has the theory that a just and lasting peace might be secured by moral suasion been more generally accepted than in this city and country. There has been a rude awak ening, and Saturday's procession moving from morning until night expressed the conviction that this hope must be aban doned. "If pacifism as at present formulated had not fallen short of its object in all respects, Europe would not now be reeking with blood. . . . "In all history there has been no such utter shipwreck of a worthy cause as that which has overwhelmed pacifism. . "What the pacifist cannot see is that a nation armed for defense is a better peacemaker than a nation whose life and property are exposed to the raid of nations armed for offense. . . . "When New York marched for preparedness it marched also for peace. When New York pronounced pacifism a failure it condemned not the purpose but the method." $. s THE time appears to have come when everybody who is opposed to the attempt to militarize this country is a "pacifist," and a "pacifist," according to the militarists, is a sort of cross between a jackass and a lamb. I call attention to this misrepresentation because it is the first of many representations that are to follow. Is it not astounding that such a newspaper as the World should charge that if "pacifism" had not "fallen short of its object in all respect, Europe would not now be reeking in blood"? What does the World mean? Does the World believe the kaiser is suffering from "pacifism"? Does, it believe the British navy has ever shown signs of being thus afflicted? Was "pacifism" or militarism rampant in Europe before the war began? Militarism was rampant, and the -World knows it. What, then, does the It' U 1 ii. iU.l i iv oriu mean wiien ii says mat n PEOPLE HEAD lllt - Mjt S lilfe T lilt S tpp ' B ill jf lily ;: hS ilHP yjj ff J ., 11 . i f ' ' I ' 1 v; ,.: :. : ' I '? ail !"- V 1. First of all, he is one of the most interesting and entertaining writers that ever lived. If he were dull, or heavy, or beyond the understanding of the average intelligent man or woman, there would not be a great popular demand for his works. 2. He expresses for all of us the things we long for and feel, but cannot put into words. All the hopes, hates, affections, fears, struggles and triumphs of humanity find utterance in his pages. 3. As a master of English the greatest living language he 6tands absolutely alone. People read him for the wonder, strength and beauty of his words, and in doing so they learn to speak and write effectively. 4. The characters Shakespeare created, the scenes he pictured and the phrases he employed are so much a part of our common speech today that unless you are familiar with them you must appear as one who cares little for education. 5. It is pleasant and profitable, if only for a half an hour when work is done, to shut out trouble and toil, and abandon yourself to the pure enjoyment to be found in Shakespeare. THAT IS WHY People read Shakespeare, and that is why you will want to seize this chance to get his complete works (six volumes) in this large type edition, on Bible paper, nearly 3,000 pages, illustrated and bound in cloth, for only The above remarkable price for Shakespeare's Complete Works includes cost of carriage. In other words $1.60 will bring: these six volumes to your door without any additional cost. This offer is for a limited time. It may be withdrawn in the near future. So be wise and send us your order on the special coupon printed below: Va a U a Coupon for Set a a o a a D a Appeal to Reason, Girard, Kansas. For the enclosed J1.60 send me Shakespeare's complete works, six vol- umes, cloth bound and illustrated, carriage prepaid, as advertised in fl the Appeal. Name Address City fPaiacl pacifism" had not fallen short of its object in all respects, Europe would not now be reeking in blood ? The World can mean but one thing. It can mean only that the Socialists of Europe failed to keep Europe out of war. Can the World name one nation in Europe that the Socialists, prior to the beginning of the war, controlled? Can it name one? Did the Socialists control Germany? Did they control France? Did they control Austria-Hungary? Did they control England? If not, how can Socialists be blamed because Europe is "reeking with blood"? How can it be said that because Europe is reeking with blood, "pacifism" has failed? Are men responsible for the acts of governments that they do pot control? Did the Socialists of Germany ever fail to say that the piling up of armaments was to invite war? Did the Socialists of France ever fail to sound the same warning? Or the Socialists of England? When did they fail? Let the World point out a single occasion when the Socialists of any country ever failed to inveigh against militarism. Their warnings were not heeded. That was not their fault. They did the best they could to make them heeded. But when the militarists won the day what was it that failed ? Was it "pacifism" or militarism ? How can anything fail that has not been tried? Pacifism" has not been tried. Mili tarism has been tried, and it seems as if it might also be said, found guilty. The World is wrong. It seeks to put the blame where it does not belong. It is monstrous to blame Europeans who opposed militarism for the thing that militarism has produced. If militarism should be brought to the United States would the World, when the inevitable war came, blame the "pacifists" for it? Would it say that "in all history there had been no such utter shipwreck of a worthy cause"? If so, the World would be talking nonsense. 4 THE militarists are now trying to make it appear that the parade showed New York to be "aroused" in the matter of "preparedness" and that it is for the rest of the nation to get in line. The militarists, now as ever, are humbugs. Their parade was a fraud. It was not an outpouring of the people. It was an outpouring of one-fortieth of New York's population. If one farmer in forty were to believe that it was bad luck to have a black cat run across his doorstep it would not necessarily follow that American farmers were be- SHAKESPEARE A dictionary of Shakespearean words and phrases is included in this set of six volumes. CIBBBBBBBI of Shakespeare B - s - B B a State- APPEAL coming superstitious. Furthermore, the one in forty who marched did not do so of their own accord. They did not originate the "preparedness" parade." It was originated by a little group of rich men. The management of the parade was located at 120 Broadway in the office of a gentleman named du Pont. The name of du Pont smells a good deal like powder. It at least carries no suggestion of the working class. The working class, who composed the vast majority of New York's population, had no more to do with the parade than they could help. The Central Federated Union, which represents 300,000 workers, opposes "preparedness," and had not a man or a woman in 'the parade. The Women's Trade Union League was entirely unrepresented. Sixty thousand union garment workers were among those not present. Those who marched were paid a day's wages for marching, and marched with the knowledge that to refuse the request of their employers might soon mean dismissal. The parade was not an outpouring of the people of New York. It waa an outpouring of the great capitalist interests of New York. It was deceptive because it appeared to be composed of working men and women. As I looked at the tramping figures, they dissolved before my eyes for a moment, and I saw the real parade. I saw the National City bank, mounted on wheels, rolling along at the head of the procession. Lumber ing along behind it was the banking building of Morgan. A long line of financial houses from Wall and Broad streets came next. A large division was devoted to the munitions interests, and their smoking stacks swayed as the factories moved through the streets. At the end were many flat cars, half filled with gold and half with skulls, with some very respectable American gentlemen standing in the middle exchanging American for foreign gold. That is the parade that I saw. It is the parade that took place. The great outpouring of the people of New York has not occurred. It is not going to occur. Many brass bands and many enormous flags do not make a popular outpouring. They may make a patriotic cocktail loaded with knockout drops, but they do not make a popular outpouring. The rest of the country will doubtless take the New York capitalists at their true measure and ignore this, their latest and their greatest demonstration. The country has never shown a great tendency to follow Wall Street. Now there is less reason than ever to do so. For the first time in American history a presidential candidate will attend conventions of other parties and report their doings. This will happen when Allan L. Benson will go as the Appeal's special correspondent to the Republican and Democratic national th nd" .Att the ruc.!a! moment,; , r tu when the private market "rigger was . conventions next month. Be sure thatanA V u ;ei !, your neighbors and friends will read Benson's reports of the old party conventions. Benson's ability as a newspaper man and the fact that he is the Socialist candidate for President will make his convention reports the most valuable literature of our campaign. A nation that has healthy men, independent women and happy children is a nation that it wealthy. A nation can't count its wealth in dollars, but in human happiness. A nation with,OF WHEAT IN AUSTRALIA WAS countless billions of dollars, but scarred with poverty, disease, insanity, prostitution and exploitation is as poor as a dying pauper. Some people have strange kinks in their craniums. They reason thusly: It's all right for the community to own its public schools, library, hospital, electric light system, fire department, road and streets, but it isn't right for the community to make its own bread, clothes and shelter. Aesop tells how an ass once clad himself in a lion's hide, but was detected by a cunning fox when he attempted to roar. Capitalists often dress themselves in a pair of overalls and make a noise like working-men, but they never fool the shrewd Socialists. Here's to the noble patriot Away he'll never roam He loudly yells for war and gore, But safely stays at home. Exchange. THE king of Norway once frankly stated that: "If I worked I'd be a Socialist." What's the matter with the men who do work? Why aren't they all Socialists? Are they afraid of a system which will place them in control of the things needed by the people? The Appeal fights your battles. You must help fight the Appeal's battles. do your job printing. You use letter heads and envelopes. Let the Appeal print them for you. You use other kinds of printed matter. Think of the Appeal. Many consider the story of "The Man Without a Country" to be a very sad yarn. It's nothing compared to thP Lmnnnkro tale of "ThP Mnn the commonplace tale of 1,1C 4'la" Without a Job." WAR is an experiment in the labor - atory of capitalism, in which the workers are dissolved in order to bring, about a more efficient form of exploitation. In the faces of our children we see the light of hope; in the wrinkled countenances of our parents we see the sadness of disappointment. The plutes would change the par able to read: "Fear Gold and keep its) commandments, for this is the whole duty of Mammon." Isn't it funny how people will believe it's all right to conscript human beings, but it's wrong to conscript wealth? Socialism is the greatest oppor - tunity you can give your children. vote ior lu . .TO BE AS ON, GIRAIID, How Australia Smashed Ks Editor's Note. While the American wheat monopoly was cleaning up $300,-000,000 on the 1915 crop that ought to have gone to the farmer, the Australian government was frustrating a similar conspiracy and was saving great sums to the wheat grower of the Antipodes. Officials of our wonderful "Democracy" claim that they are powerless to curb the rapacity of the market manipulators. What any government can do in face of a great need if it only WILL is shown by Francis Ahern's article printed below. Although the Appeal does not advocate precisely this method of dealing with American wheat gamblers, it believe that there is a valuable lesson in this article for the producers of this country. John Kenneth Turner's series on the wheat farmer, the grain trust and the federal government will be resumed in next week's issue: BY W. FRANCIS AHERN. Melbourne. Australia. TTndonhted- ly one of the greatest undertakings by any government in the world, at the present time, is the complete control of the buying, selling and distributing of the entire wheat harvest of the Australian commonwealth, which at this date is computed to run into 150,-000,000 bushels, of which fully 100,-000,000 will be exported. This step was rendered necessary because the gigantic wheat trust in Australia had prepared to fleece the Australian farmers in the same way as the farmers have been treated in America. It is hardly necessary to say that Australia, in common with other countries, was a happy hunting ground for the exploiter prior to the government taking action. Combines I and trusts manipulated by capitalists were responsible, to a large extent, for the increased cost of living, as well as much unemployment and misery among the poorer people. It is true that, prior to the federal: government taking action, the state ! government had taken action in New ! vidual shipper, which again shows South Wales to some extent, but this how government monopoly can beat could only apply to the one state, and private enterprise. One rate was se- not to Australia as a whole. I do j cured for the whole season; it is not not wish to enter into a detailed dis- subject to fluctuations such as the cussion of what has been done by the; shipping ring habitually causes. governments, both federal and state, The State Is Supreme. in the different channels, to bring Tf , u .u:; down the cost of living. What I have! rir J. bne sb?J hrh'PP 5 set out to do is to show how the Aus- fdlL n0i JeJ l ""Lft? froiiov. ur. t i wheat, r or the simple reason that if farmer 5?Z X m ef iS'? I they did- a11 that remained to be done iarmer from the trust, in the way of i ao4.i; r seeing that he got a fair return for vvafs r the Australian government to his product cluh j put lnto act,on ,ts power under the V, . j military law, and as each vessel came Gamblers Prepare for Harvest. , to Australia, to commandeer that ship A record harvest of golden grain in ! and force it to carry wheat whether it Australia was a golden opportunity ! liked it or not. for the trust speculator and market! But with the wheat shipped the re-"rigger." Every plan had been pre- j sponsibility of the government did not pared by the wheat gambler. Agents end. It had already made arrange-were getting busy, as in former years, ' ments for the sale of the grain making contracts with the farmers. ! throughout the world, through the va-Matters were well in hand for the rious government agents. The farm-shipping of the product by the wheat jer had only to cart his wheat to the kings of Australia. Private enterprise ' nearest railway siding, when he was was hard at work; for the profit of j given a voucher from the government, the year was to be a record one. j which entitled him to go to the near- But all this time, in a secret way, i est bank and draw, on account of the the Australian government had been ' government, a first payment of 72 I hard at work unraveling the problems of state ownership, and the national - ization of the entire wheat crop of start the wheels of private exploita-: in one fund and sold at the highest tion going, the government of the 1 figure by the government, and each commonwealth kicked the bottom out : farmer will receive his just due when of his scheme. accounts are settled at the close of the By a short act of Parliament, ' season, passed in a few hours in the national j From the time the Australian Parliament, the entire wheat har- farmer delivers his wheat to the nearest of Australia WAS COMMAN-' est siding that wheat becomes govern-DEERED BY THE GOVERNMENT ment property, all the existing ma-UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF.chinery used by private agents (who MILITARY LAW. Wheat contracts ' are now agents for the government) with speculators were annulled, AND being called into action for the pur- PRIVATE SALE AND PURCHASE PROCLAIMED A CRIMINAL ACT.' rious agents of the Australian gov-Thc Right to Exploit. jernment abroad who control the sale , , . , ;. . . of the product to foreign nations. Judge the consternation in the! camp of the wheat kings. "Such ai heat Gambling Has Ceased, thing can never be," said the market! The big thing in all this is the fact "ri A-nrtvc " T V l c VATAttimniif c ifi fering with the legal rights of man is breaking the sacred bond of con - tract." Injunctions were to be sought against the government. The high court was to be invoked to uphold the bered that the government, as an in-j the British covcrnment, was an active rights of private property. But while centive to new farming, agreed to pay j Socialist. Connolly was. well known in the high court was trying to frame a : 48 cents per bushel for all first year ' fountry re he made several suitable reply to the effect that rnili-, inferior wheat raised on new land. ) Social ism. UiffT.if Tot tary law even supplanted the high j This is something never before donejnoijy wrote a book called "Socialism court, worse was to follow. j in Australia, and is to be a standing j Made Plain," parts of which we quote: The wheat kings suddendly found order of the future, as a means of en- OCIALISM is a foreign importa-themselvcs commandeered by the gov- cou raging land production. tion! I know it because I read ernment. They were sworn in to actj The Australian government, by its1 jt m e papers. I also know it as government agents. j action, has largely eliminated the to be the case because in every coun- Penal clauses in the military law element of risk for the farmer. By ry j have graced with my presence made them carry out the work for '.watching the progress of wheat in the up t0 the present time, or have heard the government in a way that allowed ivorldTs market, the farmer of Auz-, froTnt the possessing classes through no crooked work. Instead of work-1 tralia will know tvhat he will get H their organs in the press, and their iner for themselves at a huge profit, his harvest. He will not be forced to snnkpsmon nnnn th'o nifnr-m ha they were now forced to work for j sell to the market "rigger" on a lowjheen vociferous and insistent in de-the government on a small commission, market, because he is in need of i clarine- the foreign origin of Socialism basis. Farmers Are Protected. At first there was a storm of in - dignation all over the land. The La-',r"ta ; ,y , 'Tn , '! 7 it V ' T nor-loci2list government was robbing the farmers of their just due. But l.e,SH the. actual expense in nananng j this proved untrue. For the AustraLl'tyi"'.. . v,annpnPH ; A.,J government undertook to pay the Australian farmer the full price of of the world, less the low Percentage necessary for handling the product. This Trice is far bove what the I farmer ever received for his wheat in; Australia. The farmer is now getting ; j the full price of his wheat, less actual "expenses and not "less speculators' : :.,F "!! Vol rlL,. ; CUl OUl OI ine melon. ranneis A,,cfrQl, tnHav wi 1 tell von that thev " ... - r . 1 1 . !?H E?S JWAZ. . j Y'" Iv-:-. r,LW t n rvAtfmrv o nrio tm thoir w hoar ! n,rt nt ua o-nvernmnt ha mnrlo a' standing thing for all time. The wheat kings suddenly found government, tried to invoke the aid of the shipping ring to prevent the grain beiner shipped, riere again they were balked. The claim that the govern - ment could not get shipping space fell to the ground. The government se- cured 300.000 tons of freight space for December and January, allotted proportionately to all the states. A further 100,000 tons of space were se - cured for February and March, while freight space for April and May are in sight. The price paid is considerably lower than ordinary freight at present. The only reason whv cheap 1 freight has been secured is the fact that Australia as a nation was able no arive a oeiier uargam man an inui - KANSAS Department of Agriculture Conundrums Who Can Give the Best Anwers? In next week's issue, the Appeal's field correspondent, John Kenneth Turner, will begin a series of startling revelations regarding the United States Department of Agriculture. In preparing his material for publication, Turner has formulated a number of "Department of Agriculture Conundrums," which are herewith presented to the reader for him to puzzle his head over and answer, if he wishes. All the answers to these various conundrums will come out in the course of Turner's revelations. Some will come out sooner than others, but that need not prevent you from sending in YOUR answers, with any explanations that you may wish to make, briefly, regarding them. The best of the answers will be printed, and the Appeal's answers will be printed afterwards. Also, if any reader thinks of a Department of Agriculture conundrum of his own, send it in (with the answer) and, if 'good, it will be printed with the others and will appear with the correct answer in the final list. Here are the Appeal's Department of Agriculture conundrums: 1. When is the Department of Agriculture not a Department of Agriculture? 2. In. the great chase and hullabaloo after the little bugs that eat the farmer's plants, which bug is overlooked? 3. When Secretary Houston hears his master's voice, what's the word? 4. If the American Eagle should happen to pause before a looking-glass in harvest time, what four-legged animal would he see? 5. When the government expert saves a hog, who brings home the bacon? 6. Why is a Department of Agriculture employe like a Colorado militia gunman? cents er bushel at once, on the j agreement that whatever is realized i for Ids wheat will be paid to him at the close of the season less the ad vance made at the time of delivery. All ,w f A,tr.ii. u nnniori pose. When it reaches its port of destination, it is handled by the va- Unf f r-m 4 U a f vei- 4rMA ir A ncf ro. lion , history there is no gambling in wheat, j No farmer is penalized because he is ;not in a position to rush his product to market ahead of his neighbor. Added to this fact it must be remem - money, as of old. and thus robbed of half his profit. Under Australian to 1 '?f .IZ? JijLTthi nrivtpSarnbli. traha had the private gamble V- i j Tl "-i-i--- J? V"1 Wltn ft 1 17 : 1 l 'f L W nrcSSK3f TJk2 ,d fA J lin hi, tor The "V?! ItlS th Iriinni ' Ih J AnXn ; ciate the f cUuZf the Astr1,a" - government, which has saved him from .1 ,;!,, f V.nt L-; WIC "rei " and from tne snipping ring, ine only . n ? illJU 1 I Villi 111 V3illlL i A liC UIUV I I trouble is. we cannot, satisfy every- j ! Work for the Common Good. ! Even the capitalistic newspapers of i Australia admit that the handling of! , the wheat harvest by the government has been the most progressive step in ' Australia Socialism. This is natural, , since figures show that never before have the farmers received such a handsome return for their product as at present. Farmers say today that i they hope the day of private sale is 1 past, and that in future all sales will be handled by the government. An authoritative statement by the government says that the administra tive charges for handling the wheat ! has been at the low figure of one twelfth of a cent per bushel in New i South Wales, and slightly higher in ,i,ne oT.ner states, ine lower price in Club3 of four or Oraiiro Trust New South Wales exists because in that state there are better facilities for handling grain than in the other states. It is now certain that $200,-000,000 will be secured for the Australian farmers for their wheat. To the end of February, $57,890,000 had been advanced to the farmers, and as but half the harvest is gathered, whi!e about half price is paid in advance, it will be seen that the Australian farmer will get something like a net return of $1.40 per bushel for his wheat. Seventy-seven million one hundred and eighty thousand bushels have been taken over by the government about half the entire wheat harvest of Australia. Much of this has been sold for local requirements by the government for milling, the price being on the basis of London price at the time of sale, this price being paid direct to the farmer in the case of local supply. Deals Directly with Government. What of the farmer? He is not selling today to a middleman, who extracts a commission of two cents per bushel for handling, nor is he selling to a wheat buyer who pays what he likes for the grain. Instead, he is selling to the government, .whose charge for handing the grain is one-twelfth of a cent per bushel. In 1891 the farmer got the record price of $1.19 per bushel for wheat since which date it has always been lower, even as low as 61 cents. This jTear, under government supervision, he gets $1.40 per bushel for his wheat. Is Socialism of benefit to the farmer? What Australia has done can be done in the United States. Let Congress pass a short act commandeering the entire wheat harvest as Australia did, let the United States government sell it, and return the farmer the full price of his wheat, and every farmer in the United States will drop right down on his knees and bless the dawn of Socialism's bright and sunny day. James Connolly, Executed Irish Rebel, Was Socialist James Connolly, who participated in jthe Dublin revolt and was executed by In Ireland Socialism is an English importation, in England they are con nced was made. in Germany, in Germany it is a scheme of traitors in the French to disrupt the empire, in F ranee it is an accursed ??nT?YS discredit the army which uesunea to reconquer Aisace ana Lorraine, in Kussia it is a plot to I nrovsnt Rncei'in Avtonoln " Asia it is known to have been set on foot by Amean enemies of i Chinese ?"d fP"e industrial prog- 1 ""V" Am.erica lt is one of the fruits of unrestricted pauper and criminal immigration. ALL NATIONS TODAY repudiate Socialism, yet Socialist ideas are conquering all nations. When anything has to be done in a practical direc tion toward ameliorating the lot of the helpless ones, or towards using the collective force of society in strengthening the hands of the individual it is sure to be in the intellectual armory of Socialists the right weapon is found for the work. A case in point. There are tens of thousands of hungry children in New York today as in every other large American city, and many well meant efforts have been made to succor them. Free lunches have been opened in the poorest districts, bread lines have been established and charitable organizations are busy visiting homes and schools to find out the worst cases. But all this has only touched the fringe of the destitution, with the additional aggravation that anything passing through the hands of these more, 40 yccks, lj cents charitable committees usually cost ten times as much for administration as it bestows on the object of its charity. Also that the investigation is usually more effectual in destroying the last vestiges of self-respect in its victims than in succoring their needH. 4 IN THE MIDST of this difficulty Superintendent Maxwell of the New York schools sends a letter to a committee of thirteen charitable organizations which had met together consider the problem, and in this letter he advocates the method of relieving distress long since initiated by the Socialist representatives in the municipality of Paris. I quote from the New York World: "A committee of seven was appointed to inquire more fully into the question of feeding school children and to report at a subsequent meeting. School Superintendent Maxwell sent a letter advocating the establishment in New York Fchoola with city money of lunch kitchens, these to sell food at actual cost and .... . to give the needy children ticKeia juc like those paid for, to the end that no child mic-ht know that his fellow was eating at the expense of the city by the color of his ticket." This is done in Paris. Contrast this solicitude for the self- respect of the poor children, recognized by Superintendent Maxwell in the plan of these "foreign Socialists" with the insulting methods of the capitalist "bread lines" and charitable organizations in general. BUT ALL THE SAME it is too horrible to take practical examples in relieving the distress caused by capitalist society from pestilent agitators who wish to destroy the society whoso victims they are succoring, and mere foreigners, too. The capitalist method of parading mothers and children for an hour in the street before feeding them is more calculated to build up the proper degree of pride in the embryo American citizens; and make them appreciate the benefits their fathers and brothers arc asked to vote for. Debs Campaign Fund Emanuel Julius of the Appeal editorial staff, will leave for Terre Haute, Ind., in a few days to write up the remarkable campaign of the Socialists of the Fifth Indiana Congressional district to send the Socialist veteran. Eugene V. Debs, to the United States Congress. Comrade Julius' articles will appear in succeeding issues. Early reports from the Appeal Army indicate a strong interest in the candidacy of Comrade Debs. The call issued in last week's AprEAL for contributions of $1.50 or more to cnablo the Debs campaign committee to put on voters on the Appeal mailing list, is already bringing splendid returns. There is no doubt that hundreds, if not thousands, of old party voters in the Fifth Indiana Congressional district will get the Appeal from now until election day as a result of tho support given by the Appeal Army. Those friends of the Appeal who have not had time to gather a list of ten subscriptions under the special offer of 15 cents for 26 weeks are taking advantage of this opportunity to co-operate with the Debs campaign committee. In other words, they contribute what they can to the Appeal's Debs campaign fund and the campaign committee furnishes us with names of voters who thus get tho Appeal without cost to them until November 18, 1916. This comradely co-operation will help send 'Gene Debs to Congress! Forty Million an Hour. From The Searchlight on Congress. The legislative, executive and iudi. cial appropriation bill, carrying $3H,- ittt,tz.zo, was rusnea tnrough tho Senate in about an hour or April 8. There was onlv a little scattered dis cussion, and no roll call at any point. mis measure, it will be remembered, provides for such expenditure as mileage, clerk hire, stationery, et-. ine senate did take sulhcient timo to adont a number of amptiflmonk adding to the figures in the bill as it passed the House. For example, those Senators without committee chairman ships (the bill places the number at 24, whereas there are only 21), were each given an extra clerk at $1,200 a year. The bill had passed the House with less than the usual number of clerks for Senators,, and the Senate restored that provision. Thou Shalt Kill. From Life. "Thou shalt not kill." Except by blocked exits, subway explosions, adulterated food, slums, fire-damn, fast trains, sweatshops. In short, in the regular course of trade. Eventually why not now? That's a familiar line. It might be applied to well-meaning chaps who intend to vote the Socialist ticket eventually. efppeal toJieasm ' ' Girard, Kansas. W. H. 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