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Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature   By:

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Vol. I. MAY, 1906 No. 3

MOTHER EARTH

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P. O. Box 217 EMMA GOLDMAN, Publisher 10c. a Copy

CONTENTS

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Tidings of May 1

Envy WALT WHITMAN 2

Observations and Comments 3

"This Man Gorky" MARGARET GRANT 8

Comrade MAXIM GORKY 17

Alexander Berkman E. G. 22

Poem VOLTAIRINE DE CLEYRE 25

The White Terror 25

Paternalistic Government THEODORE SCHROEDER 27

Liberty in Common Life BOLTON HALL 34

Statistics H. KELLY 35

Gerhart Hauptmann with the Weavers of Silesia MAX BAGINSKI 38

Disappointed Economists 47

Vital Art ANNY MALI HICKS 48

Kristofer Hansteen VOLTAIRINE DE CLEYRE 52

Fifty Years of Bad Luck SADAKICHI HARTMANN 56

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MOTHER EARTH

Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature Published Every 15th of the Month

EMMA GOLDMAN, Publisher, P. O. Box 217, Madison Square Station, New York, N. Y.

Vol. I MAY, 1906 No. 3

TIDINGS OF MAY.

The month of May is a grinning satire on the mode of living of human beings of the present day.

The May sun, with its magic warmth, gives life to so much beauty, so much value.

The dead, grayish brown of the forest and woods is transformed into a rich, intoxicating, delicate, fragrant green.

Golden sun rays lure flowers and grass from the soil, and kiss branch and tree into blossom and bloom.

Tillers of the soil are beginning their activity with plough, shovel, rake, breaking the firm grip of grim winter upon the Earth, so that the mild spring warmth may penetrate her breast and coax into growth and maturity the seeds lying in her womb.

A great festival seems at hand for which Mother Earth has adorned herself with garments of the richest and most beautiful hues.

What does civilized humanity do with all this splendor? It speculates with it. Usurers, who gamble with the necessities of life, will take possession of Nature's gifts, of wheat and corn, fruit and flowers, and will carry on a shameless trade with them, while millions of toilers, both in country and city, will be permitted to partake of the earth's riches only in medicinal doses and at exorbitant prices.

May's generous promise to mankind, that they were to receive in abundance, is being broken and undone by the existing arrangements of society.

The Spring sends its glad tidings to man through the jubilant songs that stream from the throats of her feathered messengers. "Behold," they sing, "I have such wealth to give away, but you know not how to take. You count and bargain and weigh and measure, rather than feast at my heavily laden tables. You crawl about on the ground, bent by worry and dread, rather than drink in the free balmy air!"

The irony of May is neither cold nor hard. It contains a mild yet convincing appeal to mankind to finally break the power of the Winter not only in Nature, but in our social life, to free itself from the hard and fixed traditions of a dead past.

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ENVY.

By WALT WHITMAN.

When I peruse the conquered fame of heroes, and the victories of mighty generals, I do not envy the generals, Nor the President in his Presidency, nor the rich in his great house; But when I hear of the brotherhood of lovers, how it was with them, How through life, through dangers, odium, unchanging, long and long Through youth, and through middle and old age, how unfaltering, how affectionate and faithful they were, Then I am pensive I hastily walk away, filled with the bitterest envy... Continue reading book >>




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