The Socialist Herald
Friday, Aug. 2, 1912
C. M. Reynolds, Editor
Look at those Socialist haters. There is not a man today actively engaged in opposing Socialism but who has a record as black as the Arabian nights. We mean those who make it a business to go around and yell free love and infidel. Judge Hanford, after revoking citizenship papers of a man for no other reason than because he was a Socialist, has resigned his office because the Berger investigation was looking up his record, which is black as hell itself. We know the records of the men who are fighting us through this country and without exception they are worse than any free lover you could imagine. A man may remain in the old parties and oppose Socialism on the political field and be perfectly honest, but none but a moral degenerate will make a business of yelling free love. All local politicians realize that the Socialists are trying to place the government in the hands of the people and they bid us God speed in that. Why these questions of free love and infidelity is charged to the Socialist is a mystery to us.
A Funny Explanation
Editor Hart’s “explanation” in the last issue of the News-Democrat, of the charges made by Draper were real amusing. As this has been a scrap between two gangs of democrats and none of our business, we are like the Irishman at a Dutch wedding, we don’t understand all we know about it. But one thing we do know, Hart’s “explanation” doesn’t really explain anything. A lot of little locals, unsigned, supposed to have been written by some committeemen, don’t prove anything. The whole article is simply an assertion of innocence on the part of Mr. Hart, and if he has no better proof to offer he is in a bad fix. Let us have the names of those committeemen who are supposed to have written those little “explains”.
New Blacksmith Shop
J. E. Teague has bought the Howard shop and is now asking for a share of your work. His old customers have followed him which speaks for his efficiency. We ask that you give him a trial.
We are cutting the herald short this week for two reasons; one is that we are thinking of attending the picnic at Sulphur as we are getting the expense paid and like to take advantage of every free offer, and the other reason is we have got the blues. A man can’t gush with inspiration with a hungry wife and seventeen naked children.
Albert Lary, candidate for Sheriff. Subject to Primary, August 6, 1912.
Grand Socialist Picnic
On Booker Creek
1 mile east of Linn and 3 miles north of Cumberland
Everybody is invited to come and bring your dinner. Speaking by E. S. Hurt and other prominent Socialists. The lucky Democratic candidates are asked to take part.
Plenty of water and cool shade.
Transportation for Aylesworth to picnic grounds.
Free Ferry across the River.
Committee, W. J. Barrett, W. E. N. Smith, C. D. Bryan, O. F. Castleberry, Treas.