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The Western Clarion May 19, 1906

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Published in the Interests of the Working Class Alone.
Subscription Pries
Pea Tea*
Viewed Through Proletarian  Glasses Municipal and Government Ownership Proves to be of Little Value
to the Dispossessed Wage-Slave.
There Is a strong feeling all over the
continent at the present time In favor
„f municipal ownership, or municipal
trading, as It Is called In Europe. Home
good folk persist in tbe belief that
municipal ownership will benefit the
working class, forget ting.* or not know-
In,- that If gas, witter, rent, etc., an*
cheapened lo the consumer wages will
f.ill hy the amount saved In the cost of
living The quality of the gaa, water,
l.ulldlrign, etc., Is undoubtedly better
when supplied by municipalities than
»li< ii supplied by private corporations.
and uny worker In a position -to avail
11ini•*•*If of such services will benefit
to that extent. There Is. however, a
l„,rtl-ni Of the working class, and by a
no in-.iiis Inconsiderable portion, which
(ails utterly to reap the slightest ben-
i-llt (rem any form whatever of municipal trading." This portion Is what
Is often called ihe "submerged tenth."
It consists of the slum dwellers. It is
for these thnt the London (Kng) I
County Council has built the model'
tenements, with whnt result the fol-:
lowing extra eta from Charlie Rdwardj
Russell's article In Everybody's Mag-!
tsine on Miuiit.'ipal ownership dearly:
nis forth:
At  Millbank,  London, on  the  Mld-
.)! i side of the Thames, half it mile
above the parliament buildings, is a
Kr up of substantial fist-houses, built
nnd owned by the London County
Council The architecture Is good alt-
and light are provided for, thc courts
bave been paved with asphalt, everything I" clean, well-ordered, quiet,
eminently respectable. In front of this
s Utile strip of park where the child-1
rrn (day. Un Sunday, July 2nd. nt'
noon, there came through one of thej
courts a young man, a tittle boy, andj
a young woman carrying a baby. They j
vers dreadful to look upon, all ot them
. lothed in dropping rags, emaciated,
talsiwy and unclean. The woman had!
a vacant face end next to no chin; the'
until        had sloping shoulders, j
one higher than lhe other, and BtOop-
td. The boy reproduced end exaggerated the physical defects of the man
and woman. The man slowly led ihe
«*fcy down the court, singing. I have
m .• -r known •■ thing more grotesque
and horrible. He was singing "Rock
of Age*.'' It was nut lhat his voice
was fe.-ble, or walling, or pathetic.
What struck every attentive listener
rtlili a kind of horror was that lt was
riot the voice of a human being.   .   .
"In these enterprises and those of
a similar nature conducted by the
boroughs, London Is now engaged in
■pending about lioo.ooo.ooo
So then, this Is the answer, this Is
'.lie solution Kngland offers to the prob-
i« in thai terrorises her, this Is how so-
liety proposes lo avert the plague. Of:
»hal avail ts It? None In the world.!
Beautiful charities, beautiful houses.j
i-.iuilful work of the County Council,
beautiful plans, beautiful enterprise*—
would you like to see the iwrfect comment on them all? There h goes, down
tba asphalt court, walling for halfpence. Those flats were built ostensibly for him; he begs at their windows.
Th.- h.ooo cottages here and the 3.00uj
there and the 7.000 somewhere else
were all built theoretically for him,
and he never saw the Inside ot one
<>f them. When all of the $100,000,OOQ
"ball have been spent for him he will
be just where he was before. Just
where he Is now. going down the ns-
pbalt court with his terrible, misshapen wife and his stunted child,
ringing for halfpence. Thc remedy ts
nothing; it helps not. tt Is a mere
straw in the current. Why? ltecause
the trouble Is something so deep and
radical you cannot cure It by symptoms This dreadful singing creature
ind the swarming millions of his kind
•ire- the products of conditions In which
a large part of the population Is denied opportunity—and of nothing elm-.
The remedy lies In an equal chance for
all. Men do not of choice live In slums;
degenerates are not the normal pro-
duets of humanity. . . Is there any
light In Whitechapel for sll this? Not
« >*-*y In those frightful regions Is no
whit less misery, no less suffering, no
fewer dwellers ln the subccllars and
dark alleys, no fewer stunted bodies
and stunted minds and lives. Fewer?
There are more. Day after day the
horrible tide rises there, the numbers
Increase, the plague spot grows, the
cloud darkens. . . The dwellers ousted from one destroyed slum swarm Into another. The paupers abound, the
millionaires thrive, the great unproductive estates are as they were, vast
areas of fertile land still have no uue
but as hunting preserves for the nobles,
Kieat populations struggle for air and
space on the edge of unpeopled
wastes. Again, In spite of all, some
men have too much of the fruits of
the earth, somo men have too little.
Nothing la changed that essentially
neoded changing. The whole situation
'« perfectly symbolised by the man at
Millbank. On both aides of him are
the houses built to relieve the overcrowding of this kind. They are filled
with fortunate people that needed no
""Hef. And here comes the skulking
<*gure Indicting and condemning the
whole scheme as he passes, begging
for halfpence and singing with terrible
'Other refuge have I none.'"
• • •
•Conditions In Canada, nt least in
this western part, are not yet ns bad
•*** In the cities of the old world, but
the cause of the living death of slum
lite ls with us.  and should  wo allow
jthe cause to continue In existence we
shell sooner or Utter aee just audi de-
j based specimens of humanity as Mr
Itussell dephts. -The remedy lies In
an equal chance for all," says Mr. Kuh-
sell. ThlH remedy can be attained only
by the ownerahip by the working duns
Of the means ot production. The slum-
dweller will then have an equal chance
with the rest of hia elasn. Under capilalist ownership the number of unemployed ateadlly grows and rnlaery and
degradation be.-ornos the lot of these
unfortunates. Municipal ownership as
it remedy "Is nothing; It helps not, It
avails not. It is a mere straw In the
current." It changes nothing that essentially needed (hanging.
• •   •
Municipal ownership    has    no  place
whatever on a working class program.
It Is good only  because It shows that
a  private corporation Is  not nerossary
In  running street   railways,  supplying
a community with gas, etc . nor for nny
form of wealth production, and for this
mason  SoelallHts do not oppose muni-1
clpal  ownership.    What  we oppose  Is I
the Plea  that It  will be of any benefit
to the  working  class.    It Is merely a I
reform in the Interest of the mtepxy-l
er, ami to waste energy In working for j
reform   Is a  waste   Indeed.    Tbe  capi-1
talln system tnuit be ended.
• •   •
Government    ownership     Is   merely
municipal ownership on a larger scale.
The post offi< e Is government owned,
and the head of the powtoffl -e Is responsible for denying the subscribers of thu
Appeal to Reason the use of the mails
which they "own."    Great ownership.
How do you like it?
Those who believe that the people of
Canada should read what they wish
cun do something here and now to restore the right! rodden under foot by
Hon. Mr. Aylesworth, Bureaucrat and
Press Censor. Let each one interested
write Individually to the Postmaster-
General and to D. W. Bole, M. P., and
DO IT NOW and do lt again next week
and the week after, not rorgettlnrt to
throw in a few lines once In a While
to the Premier, Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Keep on writing till the mall privileges
are restored to the Appeal to Reason.
The form printed In the Clarion ls good
enough to begin with, but follow It up
with personal letters. Apathy now
will reap Its sure and certain reward
In the repression, sooner or later, of
every publication daring to utter anything against the powers that be.
Write and write NOW.
An exchange offers a copy of "The
Struggle for Existence," by Walter
Thomas Hills, as a premium for obtaining a given number of subs. We
cannot accept the offer, es our own
struggle for existence occupies our entire time and attention.
Let no man be accused of fomenting
revolution. Revolutions are not fomented by men, but by conditions of
living forced upon them by rulers and
their  schemes  of exploitation.
One man Is king only because other
men stand In the relation of subjects
to him. They, on the contrary, imagine they are subjects because he is
king—Karl Marx.
One set of men are capitalists only
because other men stand In the relation of wage-slaves to them. They, I
on the contrary, imagine tbey are
wage-slaves because the others are
capitalists. Just aa the king remains
a king, only because his subjects are
weak enough to tolerate the degrading
relationship, so is the equally degrading relationship between capitalists and
wage-slaves made possible through the
weakness of the latter. '    *-'
Calgary Trades and Labor Council Adopts Course in Matter
of Press Censorship That Shoald be Followed
by Every Labor Or ganisation in Canada.
The following action taken by the
Calgary Trades and Labor Council
speaks for itaelf. It should be followed by every labor organisation In the
Dominion at once. Too prompt and
vigorous action cannot be taken tn
this matter. Let every organisation
follow  suit:
I rejoice at every effort workingmen]
make to organise.   I stand In the pree-'
ence of a momentous power.   Jf I have
100,000, men represented before me who
get hold of the great question of labor,'
and, having hold of It, grapple with R,
rip lt open, Invest tt with light, gather*;
ing the facts, piercing the*brains about
them, and crowding those brains with
facts, then I know, sure as fate, though'
I may not live to see It, that they will
certainly conquer thla nation ln twen-i
ty years.   That Is your power, gentle-!
men.    lf you do    your duty, and by
that I mean standing together and being true to one another, you will de-i
<ide all election*..—Wendell Phillips, in
a speech  to workmen  a half century
ago. I
Jos. Letter, the owner of the mines
at Zelgler, Hi., and who started out
several years ago to smash unions for
amusement, having become newly rich
(and those kind of snobs are usually
labor's implacable foes) has issued a
«.haracteristic address to his subjects
behind the stockades at Zelgler. Bays
he: "We now have two searchlights
and a number of rapid-fire guns of
long range, sufficient to repel the attack of 10.000 men. Por these reasons I feel warranted In assuring you
of full and efficient protection to your
families as far as those on the outside are concerned."—Cleveland Clti-
These rapid-fire guns afford no protection against Letter and his gang
who are on the Inside. They do not
shoot in that direction.
There is still no Inspector of meats
in British Columbia.
At a special meeting of the above
council the- following resolution was
unanimously  carried:
"Resolved" Thet Calgary Trades and
Labor Council, "at special meeting assembled, indignantly protest against
the action of the Postmaster-General
of the Dominion of Canada in denying
fie use of the raall to the publication
called "The Appeal to Reason," and
view with alarm this step, which Is
a menace to the liberty ef the subject,
and calls on the government to reinstate "The Appeal to Reason** to the
privileges of the mail. The reasons
given by the Postmaster-General are
aa follows: On account of the scurrilous and seditious character of articles
appearing in a copy of that publication dated March the 10th. MM, among
which was an article by Eugene V.
Debs, entitled "Arouse Te Slaves,"
which has been brought to the attention of the department. After a full
and free discussion of the reasons
given by tbe Postmaster-General the
delegates could see no foundation for
these assertions as the article referred
to has been printed ln whole or in part
by nearly all labor papers and a great
many other papers throughout the Dominion, but are of the opinion that It
ls merely a subterfuge under which
they will sooner or later deny our Canadian labor papers the mailing privileges. We believe It ts up to every
worker to take a firm stand In tbls
matter and make a strong demand for
their rights as free-born British subjects and cHlxens of Canada, and would
ask that all central labor bodies and
labor organisations would take prompt
action and pass similar resolutions and
forward them to the members representing their district, the Premier snd
Post master-General.
Fraternally yours,
Press commmlttee—
Address all  comudk-uttons  to W.  J.
Brown, care of Atlantic Hotel, Calgary.
At a recent socialist meeting In
Vancouver a puritanical old hook-
shop landlord was fearful lest socialism would "destroy the home." Yesterday the following appeared ln the
local C. P. R. organ: "With the
granting of two decrees or divorce,
the postponement ot two cases to the
next sittings, the settlement of a third,
and the preparation for the hearing
of a fourth case this afternoon, the
court set counsel astir aud gave indications of a speedy hearing of all
the cases on thc list."
Political Puppets oi the Ruling Class Take First Steps Toward Muntfuf
the Press, in tbe Interest of Capitalist Property and its
Further Enslavement and Degradatioo ol Ubor
Throughout the length niu! breadth of thc earth to-day the wu:V.ng class is
awakening tu a cpn$dpUiu,;iS nf its enslavement, and a realization* of iu supreme
niission as the Vile fact ir in oilman society, capable of ending that enslavement
and rescuing civilization fom the lun,- drawn out horror and degradation of class
rule, that has cursed the race since first the chains were riveted upon the limbs
of the slaves.
Canada is part and parcel of the present capitalist civilization. The curse of
that civilization falls upon Canadian labor as it falls upon that of other lands. The
Canadian workmen arc as powerless to escape its withering touch as the workmen
of anv other country. With their fellow workers of all lands they are thrown
into the vortex of a world's slave market to be ruthlessly exploited at the hands of
capitalist property that knows neither race, creed, country nor flag in its mad quest
for plunder and power.
Like his fellow toiler of other lands, the Canadian workman is awakening to
a consciousness of his slavery and a grim determination to break his chains. He
is imbibing the same revolutionary doctrine that is arousing the workers of other
lands, to the necessity of united and concerted action for the overthrow of class
rule and the inauguration of an era of peace and freedom under a workers' commonwealth.
The last resort of tyranny in order to maintain its hold upon it- victims is repression. In this, its brutality has no limit. Current Russian history furnishes an illustrious example of this. In the English speaking countries, where the
proud boast is made that civilization is found in its most advanced stage, the tyranny of capitalist property has long been maintained without the necessity of resorting to acts of open-handed lawlessness and brutal violence. Owing to the awakening intelligence of the workers, Ihe hypocrisy, sham, pretense and deceit, upon
which our rulers have hitherto depended for thc continuation of their rule, will no
longer suffice, and true to the brutal instincts of their prototypes in all lands,
and at all times, they arc evidently getting themselves in shape to maintain their economic  dominion,  no  matter  what   the  cost in brutality.
The first move hns been made in Canada, towards establishing a press censorship by denying thc "Appeal to Reason" of Girard, Kansas, access to the Canadian mails. The excuse offered for this action will bc found on the other side
of this leaflet, along with thc offending article, which aroused the wrath of the
postal officials  at Ottawa.
lf this action of thc postofficc department is allowed to go unchallenged and
unquestioned, the way has been paved for the cutting ont ojf all such publications
as may contain matter, that, in the opinion of these self-constituted censore, may
be prejudicial lo thc interests of thc present system of property which derives its
existence and power from sucking the life-blood of its exploited wage-slave vie-
When publications from outside of thc Dominion arc thus disposed of, it is
no far cry to the time when these impudent and arrogant, nose-poking officials
may turn their attention to such publications within the Dominion as may offend
the delicate sensibilities of that delectable band of labor-skinning parasites who control thc avenues of Canadian industry and plunder the wealth producers of the products Of their toil. .
Every Canadian who believes that thc peaceful solution of political and economic problems demands a full and free discussion of all points at issue, should rise in
most emphatic protest against anything and everything that savors of a stifling of
free speech and a censorship of thc press. Kvcry Canadian workingman; every progressive citizen of the Dominion of whatever walk in life; every lover of liberty, aud
enemy of tyranny, should forward to the Postmaster General at Ottawa, most emphatic demand that the "Appeal" bc readmitted to the Canadian mails and the disposition to establish a press censorship cease at once. Give the Ottawa puppets
of capitalist property, to understand that you will be sole judges as to what you
shall read upon all political, economic and religious subjects, and that you will tolerate no impudent nose-poking and  inter-meddling upon their part.
let the 14,000 "Appeal" subscribers in Canada be especially prompt and emphatic in registering their protest against this petty tyranny. Let every reader of this
leaflet address a communication to the Postmaster General, Ottawa, Canada, containing a similar protest.     A communication so addressed requires no postage.
Eternal vigilance is said to be the price of liberty. It is also the price that
must be paid bv the workers if they are to retain even thc few petty privileges that
have as yet not been denied them by thc ruling class whom they so patiently bear
upon' their slavish backs. Let every workinnman in Canada bear this in mind,
that so long as the workers give tlieir political support to the parties of capitalism
thev will be subjected to such tyranny as tlieir masters may see fit to inflict upon
them When they withdraw such support and elect representatives of their own class
interests to the Ottawa house, these tyrannies will be brought to an end. Were
there even one Socialist in thc Ottawa house at present, no press censorship could
he established in Canada without calling down upon the heads of those responsible
(or i't such B storm of indignation and wrath as would sneedily sweep such traitors
Iio-iinit'the commonweal,  into oblivion where such scalawags properly belong.
Circulate this leaflet. Pass it along to your fellow workers, after you- have read
•t T c-ivc no Stone unturned to arouse as many of them as possible to the necessity of exercising their political power at the next election for the purpose of re-
tnrnimr Socialist candidates to the various leglislative bodies in order that the work-
Si- Ixles miv rise to control of the political and economic life of the nation and no
ing cuss ui.i»   •      ,   , , . , 1  „•.-„.     „-    ,„i;„„    .uE,   „„r,i^;>..,;.,„   »„,i
ain the helpless and enslaved victims    of    ruling    class  exploitation and
longer rem
■^Arouse   Ye Slaves," the pathway to Freedom opens before yon.    Let thc henchmen  of capitalist  property  in their   "robber burg," at Ottawa, know that you are
00 ^omimon   Executive   Committee,   Socialist Party of Canada.
Uom J. G. MORGAN, Secy.
i-twah       ssi Barnard St, Vancouver, B. C.
The latest and boldest stroke of the plutocracy, but for the blindness of the people, would have startled the nation.
Murder has been plotted and is about to be executed in the name and under the
forms of law.
Men who will not yield to corruption and browbeating must be ambushed, spirited
away and murdered.
That is the edict of the Mine Owners' Association of the Western States and
their Standard Oil backers and pals in Wall Street, New York.
These gory-beaked vultures are to pluck out the heart of resistance to their
tyranny and robbery, that labor may be stark naked at their mercy.
Charles Mover and Wm. D. Haywood of rhe Western Federation of Miners, and
their official colleagues—men, all of them, and every inch of them—are charged with
the assassination of ex-Govenor Frank Steunenberg, of Idaho, who simply reaped
what he had sown, as a mere subterfuge to pounce upon them in secret, rush them
out of the state by special train, under heavy guard, clap them into the penitentiary, convict them upon the purchased perjured testimony of villians, aud then
strangle them to death with the hangman's noose.
It is a foul plot-, a damnable conspiracy; a hellish outrage.
The governors of Idaho and Colorado say they have the proof to convict. They
are brazen falsifiers and venal villians, the miserable tools of the mine owners who,
themselves if anybody does, deserve the gibbet
Moyer, Haywood and their comrades had no more to do with the assassination
of Steuncnber- than I bad; the charge is a ghastly lie, a criminal calumny, and, is on
ly an excuse to murder men who are too rigidly honest to betray their trust and to
succumb to threat and intimidation.
Labor leaders that cringe before the plutocracy and do its bidding are apotheosized;   those   that   refuse   must  be   foully murdered.
Personally and intimately do I know Moyer, Haywood, Pettibone, St. John and
their official co-workers, and I will .stake my life on their honor and integrity; and
that is precisely the crime for which, according to the words of the slimy "sleuth"
who "worked up thc case" against them, "they shall never leave Idaho alive."
Well, by the gods, if they don't the govenors of Idaho and Colorado and their
masters from Wall Street, New York, to the Rocky Mountains had better prepare
to follow them. .
Nearly twenty years ago the capitalist tyrants pat some innocent men to death
for standing up for labor.
They are now going to try it again.     Let them dare!
There have been twenty years of revolutionary education, agitation and organization since the Haymarket tragedy, and if an attempt is made to repeat it, there
will be a revolution and I will do all in my power to precipitate it.
The crisis has come and we have got to meet it. Upon the issue involved the
whole body of organized labor can unite and every enemy of plutocracy will join us.
From the farms, the factories, and stores will pour the workers to meet the red-
handed destroyers of freedom, the murderers of innocent men and the arch-enemies
of the people. ■ ■
Moyer and Haywood are our comrades, staunch and true, and if we do not stand
by them to the shedding of the last drop of blood in our veins, we are disgraced
forever and deserve the fate of cringing cowards.
We are not responsible for the issue. It is not of our seeking. It has been
forced upon us; and for the very reason that we deprecate violence and abhor bloodshed, we cannot desert our comrades and allow them to be put to death. If they
can be murdered without cause, so can we, and so will we be dealt with at the pleasure of these tyrants. ... . ,. , , ,       ._
They bave driven us to the wall, and now let us rally our forces and face them
If they attempt to murder Moyer, Haywood and their brothers, a million revolutionists, at least, will meet them with guns. -_,-■.-,
They have done their best and their worst to crush and enslave us. Their politicians have betrayed us, their courts have thrown us into jail without trial and
their soldiers have shot our comrades dead in their tracks.
The worm turns at last, and so does the worker.
Let them dare to execute their devilish plot and every state in this union will
resound with the tramp of revolution. .
Get ready, comrades, for action! No other course is left to the working-class.
Their courts are closed to us except to pronounce our doom. To enter their courts
is simply to be mulcted of onr meagre means and bound hand and foot; to have
our eyes plucked out by the vultures that fatten upon our misery.
Capitalist courts never have done, and never will do, anything for the working
Whatever is done we must do ourselves, and if we stand up like men from the
Atlantic to the Pacific and from Canada to the Gulf, we will strike terror to their
cowardly hearts and they will be but too eager to relax their grip upon our throats
and beat a swift retreat. .... *__     .-
We will watch every move thev make and in the meantime prepare for action.
A special revolutionary convention of the proletariat at Chicago, or some other
central point, would be in order, and, if extreme measures are required, a general
strike  could be ordered and  industry paralyzed as a preliminary to a general up
If  thc  plutocrats  begin  the  programme, we will end it.
In answer to a telegram sent to the Dominion Postoffice Department asking
the reason his paper was excluded from the Canadian mails, J. A. Wayland, editor
of the "Appeal to Reason," received the following reply:
Ottawa, Ont, April nth, 1006. .
Sir-—I am to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 10th inst., upon
the subject of the prohibition of transmission by post in Canada of "Appeal to
Reason. ^ ^ ^ __ ^ ^ ^^ q{ «AppeaJ to ReaS0n," dated March 10th, 1006,
__« uihmitted to the department, and upon examination it was found to contain among other matter, an article entitled "Arouse Ye Slaves," signed by Eu-
„ ' v Debs which the Department considers of such a nature as to debar the
Saner from the use of Canadian mails.    I am,  Sir,  your  obedient  servant.
E. H. LASCHINGER, Acting Deputy Postmaster  General.   *
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Saturday May 19. \(M]
Ike Wen Bm
PuMlahed every Saturday tn tha
Intareete of thp working elasa alone
at tin OflBce of the Western Clarion,
Ftack Block basement, 165 Hastings
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
8trfc_y ia Advance.
Yearly aubecriptloa card* la   lota
ot flra or more, 76 cents each.
Advertising ratea on application.
II you receive thin paper, It la paid
Addreaa all communlcatlone to
Vancouver, B. C.
Watch thle lauel oa your pa-
OTM par. If thla n__d*r la on it.
Of 4 your rwbecrlpUoa expiree the
aext lame. 	
Saturday May 19,1906.
throw of the present system of property that so ruthlessly exploits them
both, and the establishment of the 'Co-
Operative Commonwealth, In which the
means of production shall be owned by
the people in common, and labor be
free to till the soil, to build, to weave,
to forge and to spin for itself, without
paying tribute to either chattel slave
masters, feudal robbers or capitalist
It la looked upon by many as a matter of aurprlee that the philosophy of
Socialism ahould find such ready acceptance among the farmers. That it
ls becoming wide spread among them,
more especially the small farmers, of
course, is a feet that cannot well escape the observation of any one at all
conversant with the' general aspect of
thlnge as made apparent through the
dally and weekly press and other publications. Tbat the farmer should prove
as readily receptive to the logic of the
coming order aa the city wage-worker
le by no means strange. Both are
equally the exploited victims of the
present system of property as represented by tbe great aggregations of
corporate capital that rule the field ot
Industry es with a rod of Iron and aap
the substance of the wealth producer,
of both city and country to the last
drop, without either conscience or
Viewed from the standpoint of the
small farmer himself, hia property holdings—a limited quantity of land, stock,
Implements, etc., practically function
aa purely private property, aad not aa
capital. Although he may at certain
seasons employ a limited amount of
wage-labor, ln which case his property would appear to function ae meana
-of exploitation, i. e., capital, by virtue
of the fact that he ls compelled to surrender his surplus produce Into the
channels of corporate capital, the railways, elevator comblnee, commission
houses, factories and distributive agencies, it is capitalist property tbat becomes the exploiter, not merely of the
farmer himself, but through him of
the few wage-slaves he may have
found lt necessary to employ during
the harvest or other busy season that
may have overtaxed the labor of him
self and family. If, perchance, his
holdings are mortgaged, while from his
t own standpoint they appear to function ae hie private property, from the
standpoint of the mortgagee they function as capital, because they become
the direct means whereby the money-
lending capitalist exploits tbe labor of
the farmer, his family and hie hired
help. Hie wheat, corn, cotton, wool,
cattle, hogs, etc., Into which he has
coined the blood and sweat of himself
end family, must be turned over to the
tender mercies of the market, from
whence they become the raw materials
upon which countless city wage-slaves
likewise pour out their blood and sweat
as a sacrifice upon tbe altar of profit,
for the glorification of capital and the
increase of its hideous and disgusting
Capitalist property is to-day the dominant form of property. The huge combinations In transportation, manufacture, distribution and finance, are supreme masters of the field of Industry
and trade. The uprise of capitalist
property with its production for profit,
has marked the downfall of private
property and production for use. The
small farmer Is about tbe late relic left
of the old system of property in the
means of production, and so completely has capital conquered the field of Industry that he is now compelled to pour
his products Into the same "Jack-pot"
that swallows those of his fellow victim, the workman of the mine, tbe
railway and the factory. The "Jackpot" of capitalist robbery, around
which swarms a choice collection of
commercial pirates, cut-throat captains of Industry and sand-bag financiers, each trying to get away with the
"pot" by virtue of knives In their
boots and aces up their aleeves.
The farmer, like the city wage-worker, ls awakening to tbe exploitation
practised upon the producers by the
rule of capitallat property. As he
awakene lt Is not at all surprising that
he should readily accept the doctrine
of his fellow victim, the wage-slave,
and   line up with him   for the over-
The Bystander is not a Socialist, nor
Is It possible that he should become
one, until Socialism tells htm definitely
the plan on which it proposes to reconstruct society and the means by
which the reconstruction is to be carried out; promising at the same time
that there shall be no violence in the
process. In the last stipulation no one
has a greater interest than the philosophic Socialist, who, ln a reign of
violence, wouk*. be sure to suffer as his
prototype in Fr_uce suffered under the
Jacobin Reign of Terror. On the other
hand, the Bystander recognises Socialism is a natural offspring of the time;
thinks ilut it probably haa a lesson,
at all events, for the Idle rich; and
fully respects lis right to perfect freedom of discussion, ao long as lt keeps
within the bounds of law. Nothing can
make unreason dangerous to an Intelligent community but an attempt at
suppression. Tbe Fostmaater-Qeneral,
it seisms, haa '•'- I is embargo on the
circulation ot the Appeal to Reason, a
Journal ot American Socialism, taken
by Socialists here. Has the Appeal to
Reason incited to violence? It it haa,
not otherwise, lt ought to be refused
circulation. "Arouse, ye Slaves." Ib
fustian, there being happily no slaves
among us. It la not, upon the face of
it at least, an incitement to violence.—
A Bystander in the "Weekly Sun."
It ls not the purpose or pretense of
Socialism to bring the "Bystander" or
any one else any definite or cut and
dried plan to reconstruct society. The
forces that make for change in social
and Industrial institutions are engendered within the bosom of society itself. As the Instruments and processes
of wealth production become more
highly developed and powerful ln obedience to the law of growth, human society ie forced from time to time to
effect such changes in their operation
and administration as to enable the
benefits arising from sucb increased
economic power to be ot more general
application to tbe well-being of society aa a whole, and to allow such
economic development to proceed, as
far as possible, unhampered.
The most the Socialist can do is to
Interpret the meaning of the various
perplexing  phenomena    ot    capitalist
society, and point out to the uninitiated
the lesson being taught by the compll
cated and powerful machinery of modern production.   The   conditions that
bave grown up under a system of Industry that is becoming each day more
completely social ln its character, while
the benefits arising therefrom are continually being absorbed by an ever-les
senlng percentage of people, are becoming intolerable to the major portion of society.   That portion is composed exclusively of those who comprise its useful members by virtue of
the tact that they perform the labor
necessary to the production and distribution of    the material    things   upon
which society must needs depend for
its sustenance.   With poverty and consequent unrest and discontent continually upon the increase in the face of
the most prolific wealth production the
world has ever known, it is absolutely
ertaln tbat some upheaval In the nature
of a change or readjustment of   the
social aad industrial affairs of man
kind must sooner or later occur.   The
nature of such change, and the consequent   reconstruction   of   society, as
"Bystander"  would put  It, Is accurately determined by the character of
capitalist production as typified by the
highly   organised    and   economically
powerful  Industrial    and   commercial
concerns of    to-day.    In    themselves
they represent   a   stage ln economic
development where production has be
come social or collective; I. e„ carried
on by a vast army of laborers working
In conjunction, each performing his infinitesimal portion of   the task, hampered by a system of ownership tbat
enables the products of Industry to be
appropriated   by  the few,  while  the
many are   denied   all   but   the   most
meagre enjoyment thereof.    Capitalist
property is a stage   of   property between  private  and    social    property,
while lt Is a step Immeasurably in advance of private property, as lt represents a power of   wealth production
greatly in excess of the latter, it still
falls far short of what complete social
property must prove to be, in as much
as that form of property alone can remove all    restrictions    from    further
economic development by giving free
play to the Industrial forces and effecting a   satisfactory distribution of
the products of Industry among the Individual units composing the social organism.  Upon every hand there le evidence of the increasing economic pressure that Is   forcing   the   Inevitable
transformation of capitalist  property
and Its ruthless exploitation of labor,
Into social property and the abolition
of the wage-system. Thle accomplished, production carried   on   by wage-
slaves for the profits of masters will
bave ended.   Production carried on by
will have taken its place. If this be
not tho inevitable change tn social and
Industrial affairs and their administration, towards which humanity is
now beiiiK driven ut express ripoed by
the anomalies, contradictions, tyranny
and oppression of capitalist production
and class appropriation of the profits
of Industry, lt is up to "Bystander'
to give the correct explanation.
Growth without violence Is a thing
unthinkable. Every move forward Is
attended with violence towards whatever may tend to restrict or prevent
the move. Every living thing grows,
develops and has its being through doing violence to other living things. The
history of the growth and development
of capitalist property is the history of
violence used against everything that
obstructed Its pathway. The downfall
ot private property and individual production, that cleared the way for capitalist production Is a long-drawn and
bloody tragedy lf written from the
standpoint of the vanquished ln the
The downfall of capitalist property
In order to make room for the next
succeeding order determined by the
economic development, will be attended with Inevitable violence. The next
order will be born from this, as this
was from Its predecessor. The birth
pangs will, likewise, be sufficiently
violent to end the parents' life, it ls
clever ot "Bystander" to respect the
right to "perfect freedom of discussion
so long as lt keeps within the bounds
of the law." The question naturally
arises: Whose law? The Appeal has
been stopped by edict of an official at
the seat of the Dominion law-shop or
factory. This very edict or law does
violence to every subscriber of the
Appeal In Canada, and threatens violence to those who are subscribers to
other publications In case such publications should, perchance, contain matter of which our Ottawa law-makers
do not approve. And yet "Bystander,"
who seems quite horrified st the
thought ot violence being used by
"Socialism" ln the reconstruction of
society, allows the "violence of this
Ottawa political puppet to go unrebuk-
If the Appeal has "Incited to violence," "Bystander" asserts, "It ought
to be refused circulation." Then If
"inciting to violence" be a sufficient
warrant for the use of "violence"
against the Inciter, then surely "violence" itself should furnish ample excuse for the use of any means, no matter how drastic, ln the way of self-de
fence. That the rule of capitalist
property ls maintained solely by the
exercise of "violence" against Its wage-
slave victims is attested by the armies, navies, mllltla, police, sheriffs,
courts, lawmakers and laws, penitentiaries, workhouses, prisons and bull-
pens that mark Its rule in every land
under the sun. If any chump fancies
that all of this machinery of repression
Is to be abolished without the exercise
of violence, hc is a chump Indeed.
The essence of slavery is the appropriation of the slaves' labor by the master, or the appropriation of its product,
which Is equivalent to the same thing.
Tbat this Is as completely effected under the present system of wage-labor
as It ever was under chattel slavery or
feudalism, ought to be realised even
by an authority on "fustian."
The "Editorials by Thomas E. W ai-
son" are really gems- The above
sparkler, culled from "Tom's" criticism
of Sinclair's "The Jungle," Is of the
nrst water, with no reference to water
on the brain Intended. The rare ucu-
men displayed by this editorial l-UH
In thus exposing the fallacies of Soclul-
lsm and laying bare the secret Intentions of Its deluded followers, shows
him to be possessed of an understanding of the movement and Its principles
that could not have been acquired short
of a most thorough and exhaustive
study of "Mother Goose's" melodies, or
Jack and the Bean-Stalk." The balance of the editorial from which the
above was taken Is equally lucid and
convincing. Now that the mask has
been thus ruthlessly torn from the ridiculous pretensions of Socialism It Is
to be hoped that its advocates will
abandon their folly and become sane
"pops" like "Thomas E."
Should any Clarion reader go forth
in quest of a copy of the magaslne ln
question It may readily be Identified
by the trade mark displayed upon Its
cover. This consists of a cracked bell
displayed Just beneath the words
"Thomas B. Watson, Editor." Whether
this design has been adopted with special reference to the contents of Tom's
belfry or otherwise. Is not known.
Mrs of the World Unit."
gPWl-.yery Ubor Union ia lhe piovi,,,, i. .
vTlwl lo place ■ csrd under thu tttsd if '" '**
month,    hrrrrisnrs olessr uotc. ""•!-**
 ,       _ —S   ■    _—zac ■■_--—    . .	
Phoenix Miners' Union, No a
W. F. M. Meets every Saturdai
evening at 7.jo o'clock in M inert-
hall. V. Ingram, pretAikwt w a
Plckard, secretarv.
Chief Justice Gabbert, of the Colorado Supreme Court, In a recent decision, declares that "the governor of
the State has the power to suspend
habeas corpus at his discretion and
I that the courts cannot review the action." This causes Max Hayes, In the
International Review. to remark,
"thus at one blow this eminent jurist
hits invaded the sanctuary of American liberty and seeks to drag us back
into the Dark Ages to keep company
with the brutality and Inquisitorial
methods of tyrants whose names stink
In oblivion." Max ls mistaken. Gabbert did not Invade tbe "sanctuary."
He got Into quite another apartment
of American liberty's domicile, ami
Ihe stink noticed arose from a less remote region than oblivion.
free men, not for profit, but for use,
"No matter what frills and flounces
and laces and embroideries, may be
placed upon Socialism, let no man
doubt for an Instant that the reason
why the Have-nots, the poor, embrace
lt ls that they understand it to mean
an equal division among all men of all
kinds of property.
" 'Collective ownership' Is to take the
place of Individual ownership, and all
those who now own nothing are to be
given an equal ehare with those who
now own everything.
"The Astor estate Is not the only one
to be confiscated, divided up and handed around; the fortunes of the Vander-
bllts. the Goulds end the Standard Oil
group are not the only ones to be seised and distributed; every house and
lot, every garden end farm, every small
accumulation of money or chattels, is
to be taken away from those who have
earned It or Inherited It, and there ls
to be a glorious universal brotherhood
division of everything among the good
and bad, the weak and the strong, the
white and the black."
Tbe above drivel Is from the pen of
no less a person than Thomas E. Watson. Tom has a magaslne. In order
that It may be known as his property
he has given lt the name of "Tom Watson's Magazine." Then again, to impress upon the mind of the passerby
the Important fact that he Is something more than a mere owner he emblazons In letters bold upon Its cover
the magic words, "Thomas E. Watson,
Editor." To make assurance doubly
sure that none of the gems of editorial
wisdom that drop from his facile pen
should be accredited to the Intellectual pabulum of another mortal than
himself, he takes the wise precaution
of running them under the caption of
"Editorials by Thomas E. Watson."
"Tom" ls a populist, end at one time
was an "also ran" in a presidential
contest. The magazine's contents are
peculiarly suited to thn mental digestive apparatus of the feeble-minded.
Their populistic diluted Intellectual
ditch-water flavor render them particularly palatable aad easy of aealmlla-
A Vancouver sky-pilot has made the
startling discovery that If the wealth
of the world were evenly divided among all people It would be but a short
time before It would again find Itself
In possession of the few. This Is a
really remarkable discovery, and goes
far to show that even long association
with spiritual affairs, need not of
necessity unfit a person for the exercise of keen discernment In regard to
matters temporal. The good parson
is to be commended for his perspicacity. But did he ever hear of any one
who was such a blankety blank Idiot
as to even suggest such a "dividing
While the capitalist press has lapsed Into silence over the Imprisonment
of the officials of tbe Western Federation of Miners, the working men continue with unabated zeal to hold protest meetings and raise money for the
defence fund. A few more similar
conspiracies by the American capitalists and there will be something doing
In the States not altogether to their
The wage-slaves of capitalism have
long been reasonably meek and docile while sweating blood for the
great glory and profit of their masters. Of late years, however, they are
becoming exceeding rebellious and Inclined to run after strange gods. This
erratic conduct Is causing their masters to sweat goose-grease from fear
that their days of mastery are num
Having watched with the deepest interest and sympathy the heroic
struggles of the proletariat of Finland
In their endeavor to wrest from the
bureaucracy of Russia and the capltcl
Ist class the privileges of autonomy and
universal suffrage- as steps towards our
common goal, economic emancipation,
and recognising the Inseparable community of Interest of the working
class the world over, we, the undersigned, desiring to express our thorough
appreciation of their efforts and our
complete sympathy and accord wltb
their alms, subscribe the following
sums towards assisting them, as far as
lies within our power, In the achievement of their purpose:
Abe Karme, $3.60; Otto Leaf, tl; Emll
Eskola, fl; Friend, S3; R. McLachlan,
$1; Friend, $1; Friend, 60c; Carl String,
12; S. McCormlck, tl; Sam Abernethy,
11; A. Thomas, tl; O. 8. Johaneon, tl;
D. A. Gededas, fl; C. Crawford, fl; D.
A. Monahan, fl; R, F. Milne, fl; W.
McKenzle, fl; Wm. Carr, fl; A. Alexander, fl; W. Lugalle, fl; J. Anderton,
fl; Nels Laughud, fl; P. D. Ros, fl; P.
Depol Walker, fl; A. Klohetey, fl; M.
Kattley, fl; S. Albert Co., 60c; Friend,
26c; Ch. P. O., 60c; Goranson ft Co., GQc;
Friend, 60c; W. A. Russell, 26c; Wal-
den Bros., 60c; Luis A. Shaw, 60c;
Friend, 26c; Friend, 26c; Friend, 60c;
P. It., $2; Friend, 60c; Friend, 26c;
Friend, 76c; Friend, 7c; Peter Hilton,
60c; Adam Hilton, 60c; 3. V. Lahtlnen,
fl; A. Aha, fl; A. Hamby, fl; P. Saae-
ta, fl; M. Jaakala, fl; J. Wlren, fl;
Aha ft Hamby, $2; Joseph Lehto, $4;
O. Lelna, 60c; W. HJ. Seelln, f2.60; total, f66.86; lees expenses, fl; nett total,
Comrade A. Karme, of 610 Pacific
Street, Vancouver, who had the above
matter In charge, haa ln hie possession
the post-office receipts showing that
the above sum has been forwarded to
Wo, the Socialist Party ot Canada.
In convention assembled, affirm our
allegiance to and support of the principles and program of the international revolutionary working class.
Labor produces all wealth, and to
labor It should Justly belong. To
the owners of the means of wealth
production belongs the product ol
labor. The preeent economic system Is based upon capitallat ownership of the means of wealth production; therefore all the products ot
labor belong to the capitalist class.
The capitalist ls master; the worker
Is slave.
So long as the capitalists remain
la possession of the reins ot government all the powere of the state will
be used to protect aad defend their
property rights In the means ot
wealth production and their control
of the product of labor.
The capitallat system gives to the
capitalist an ever-swcllina* stresm of
profits, and to the worker aa ever-
Increasing measure of misery and
lhe Interest of the working class
lies la the direction of selling Itself
(nee from capitalist exploitation by
the al»olltlon of the wag* system. To
accomplish this ntceetdlaten the
transformation of capitalist property In the means of wealth production Into collective or working-class
The irrepressible conflict of interests between the capitalist aad the
worker ie rapidly culminating In a
struggle for possession nf the power
of government—the capitalist to hold
the worker to secure It by political
action.   Thla la the class struggle.
Therefore, we call upon all workers to organize under the banner of
the Socialist Party of Canada with
the object of conquering the public
powers for the purpose of setting up
and enforcing the economic program
of the working class, as /ollows:
1. The transformation as rapidly
as possible, of capitalist property In
the means of wealth production (natural resources, factories, mills, railways, etc.,) Into the collective property of the working elasa.
2. Thorough and democratic organization and management of Industry by the workers.
8. The eetaUlshmont, as speedily
as possible, of production for use
Instead of production for profit.
The Socialist Party, when in office
shall always and everywhere until
the preeent system is aboll**_e_,
make the answer to this question lu
guiding rule of conduct. Will this
legislation advance the Interests of
the working claaa and aid the work-
era in their class struggle against
capitalism? If it will, the Socialist
Party Is for tt; if lt will not. the
Socialist Party is absolutely opposed to it.
In accordance with this principle
the Socialist Party pledgee Itself to
conduct all the public affairs placed
in Its hands in such a manner aa to
promote the Interests of the working class alone.
.1. Edward Bird,    A, C. Brydon-J__
Geo. E. McCrossan.
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struggle for political supremacy, I. e., possession of the
reins of government, and which
necessitates the organisation of
the workers Into a political
party distinct from and opposed to all parties of the capitalist claaa
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I hereby agree to maintain or
enter Into no relations with
any other political party, and
pledge myself to support by
voice, vote and all other legitimate means the ticket and the
program of the Socialist Party
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<-itv   N   J. Saturday, April
tA,;:ts*w*« Bankers' Aajoo-
Annual meeting here yesterday-.
H   vanwormer.    secretary   and
i  manager of   the  Lincoln  Safe
1 of New Cork, scored
k rake."    He
the effect of the policy he advoea n ot
suppressing free spe<-ch, Mr. Vaaworm.
er has learnl nothing! "I^tbor trusts
must mop talking about the i,it; corporations, and the big corporations
must s«e that Uny do stop." Ah the
big corporations own tin- government
neuoill t'i'n-l'ani*
"".,„„„ with the Buei
''  . 1(,rtil|„   classes of journal-
Ills    tlierrio    was  "Is   This
|„  Hanger of Decerning Boc-
tlla answer  was In  the sf-
He declared that the "labor
"lit stop talking about big onr-
lloni   and   thut   the   corporations
'        tt.nl -his  -trust" does stop.
(Sis'.   '■,-'
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limit ■,el^^^^^^^^^^^_^_^^^^_
^-IgaiiMke, It. C Mayl-The
V1. is it clipping from the Seattle
!!."' « of April 28th. To the Socialist,
-„*'_■_*■ a bird's-eye view of the
of public sentiment (as portray-
,,„. ,a|,itatlst press), this Is a
curing and at the *-*«--» lime
U-s and encouraging Item. It
„ing because of Its childish plaln-
„ and senile Imbecility. Instruc-
, indlcatlni the effect "the man
,,„. IllUCk rake" has created In
,.., of high finance." and en-|
^^^^^^^^     We can
-         o*"*-« nun-Ill
and all the powers of repression, political and Industrial, tlu-y art- certainly
In a position to attempt It. Let us hope
they do. Steel grows atronger and
tougher the mure it is hammered, and
so it is with the S'n-iai.Ht movement
The fiery furnace of persecution by
sword, bullet, knout. Imprisonment,
Sitii-ilnn inliics and outrage by a bru-
tullsed soldiery, through whlrh' our
brave Russian comrades are passing,
Iiiih  only  and  could  only  result  In    a
more determined and effective propaganda From every defeat, or what
may have seemed a defi-ut, they bave
arisen stronger and more coolly determined lo attain their emancipation,
cost what It may. What can avail
against such herolrtin. The Itunalan
ruling class have tried every weapon
In their extensive armory of repression and Klgnally failed- l>o lhe ruling
class of America think It can be accomplished by lining similar means in
the (lnited States Let us bops they
do not for Immunity's sake. What the
workers desire Is a peaoefU] revolution
by the oonqueet of the political powers
of the state, through the ballot-box,
but If their masters force It to a bloody
Issue, then Upon their heads will be
the blame, and let thern prepare to accept the consequences. An awakened
and exasperated working class will be
t-inir In  H» admissions. -_^^
...UiStand    the    vexstlon    and j hi  no mood  to treat    them    leniently
fit    by   theee    thimble-riggers' after a needless struggle which has cost
„„dence men at having their
,,„ „f swindling snd theft, called
.„    investigated     and   published
thern   thousands    of     their   comrades'
The  reoenl   refusal of the postal au-
,     _,.rld  to read.    Although our; thorllles at Ottawa to allow the use of
',". lib lhe "muck rake" le a l-ottr-   the   malla  to   two   American    Socialist
V dose not sny  when the real   papers is an  Indication  that our own
* -    -    -    -— 'ruling class are  preparing -to  right  on
this antiquated boomerang principle.
Let us do our ulnioHl to speed the
boomerang on Its return trip, by seeing
that these papers do circulate In spite
fiom the autocrats at Ot-
nol   to   drive   home   the
,ltkea place, the Socialist Is bet-
r a|,le than he to supply the dede-
,,„l .an Ik- trusled to turn all
,..,' exposures Into an efficient and
,...1,1,- we ip«n for propaganda The
'.....-  articles  mm  running In  the of the ukas.
,;,..i,tan under the caption of "Thei ____  "-I"'8
„.. (Ul) of the Senate." should be
„- .very Socialist, let alone every   splendid   material
•   rk,r.    They   supply  a  perfect J we  should   Indeed
ant of the Socialist contention! reproach
Tlu-y are placing in our hands
for   agitation,   and
Indeed  deserve  blame  and
If we did not utilise ft.   Let
,k , rovernmenl Is simply a capitalist j us give the Organising Fund a hearty
lh" "'.: ,       manage capitalist sffalrs.  lift*  workers In all parts of the prov-
tx\lnre    so    complete snd   tnce are calling for ei*«ker.   and It Is
to convince the most ob-' up to each of us to help to the limit of
nd    capltallst-mlmied    working| hi. ability.    The    provincial   elections
f his aslnlnlty In Paring them   are rapidly approaching, and our two
V hi. vOte and expecting them comrades  In   the  House  will  be  rein-
It if  so
>., ■  agh st
i I ■*'•
manage working  class  sffalrs.    80
lo  but In a slightly different way
•thst he expected!   If these "expos-
roupled with the affairs at Col-
>   Idaho, and   Coeur   d'Alenes do
Irivs him into   embracing revolu-
•>   Socialism, then Indeed hope ts
Happily  signs «re not  wanting
II  is hnvlng this efff.-t. snd  Ibis
li «hi re th
i« Just! Bed
forced by six at least If we all do our
utmost to help the propaganda. Don't
leave It to an energetic few, comrades.
Socialism means freedom to YOU, a
life worth living, free from the misery
and degredatlon of Job-hunting, of the
haunting fear of a desolate, destitute
old age, and la it not worth all our
energy and devotion? There can be no
S-o"lall*l'« encouragement! thought or talk of "sacrifice" for the
Mr   Vanworrm-r asks: "Is. movement.    Socialism  Is  for the ultl-
Thls "ivuntry""in  Danger of Becoming] male ben-ftt and happiness of us and
,;,»tl.       The mmm* its* srrlv-j thos.,   dear to us. and nothing can be
>-d     The   country   ls   permested   with
s..- lallsl Ideal -ilready. BO mnPh so that
tin- ulira-capltallsl press, ss typified
by tbe Seattle Times, can no longer
p. serve the 'p,Mty of silence." If
eur comrades In the tt 8. will discard
tier long platform with Its bourgeois
planks of government, ownership. p*r-
i«    hours,    wages,    taxation,  etc.
.  (tl El- plank of which can be stol-
n   b) « bourgeois party to draw votes
away from the Socialist Tarty and thue
ken It), ami adopt a clear, uncom-
lalng tilatform such as ours, tbe
movin i-nt would clarify and strengthen
and the real Issue would be ever before
ihi workers' eyes.
We are often sorely vexed and dis
counted a sacrifice    given    In such
Yours  for revolutionary Socialism.
city. Troops galore were brought ln
to stand guard around the banks and
other depositories of their plunder,
and to butcher the revolutionists when
they made their appearance. But no
revolution took place. Some working-
class demonstrations were Interfered
with and broken up by troops, and an
occasional Insignificant riot occurred.
'fhQ frightened ruling class had merely
Indulged In a revolutionary pipe-dream,
ln the course of a brief account of
the affair, "Collier's" relates the following:
"The labor leaders do not admit defeat, and say that their movement has
only begun.
In this they doubtless speak truly.
The Socialistic revolutionary movement
In France has been propagated with
too much thoroughness and too much
bitterness to collapse with a single reverse. <>n this point an Interview by
M. Uaston Dm -with M. Ortffuelhes,
Secretary-General of the General confederation of Labor, and published in a
recent number of "L'Echo de Paris," Is
illuminating. Asked how the workmen
could expect their employers, beset by
foreign competition and harassed by
constant strikes and excessive taxation, to do anything more for labor, the
strike leader said:
"We ask nothing.     We take."
And he continued:
"We do not have to examine the conditions under which the employing
cluss operates, since for us the co-exls-
leiK,. of the employing class and of the
wage-earning class Is impossible, and
since our iiim is not the modification of
the present form of society but its annihilation."
The colloquy ended:
"Then, no mercy?"
"No undeistanding between capital
and labor?"
"Mo disarmament on your part,
whatever concessions may be made by
capital to labor?"
"War to the death?"
With that spirit In the air the history' of Prance ln the near future
promises not to be dull."
The ruling class of all other lands
may- rest assured that the same spirit
Is In the air In their respective coun-
till's, and that spirit heralds the rapid
approach of a crisis that will sweep
thern into oblivion.
guilty of reprehensible laxity in the
performance of their dutiea, even If
they be guilty of nothing worse.
The publishers of the Western Clarion earnestly request any subscriber
who does not receive his paper to
promptly notify this office. Hissing
copies will be supplied at once and necessary steps taken to locate the reason for such non-delivery and to avoid
Its repetition in the future.
The regular business meeting was
held st the boad quarters on Monday
evening, May 14th, Comrade Perry presiding.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were approved, and warrants authorised for the payment of the following
Kent »3.50
Literature Fund 60
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Thnt Ihe conditions growing out of
the present world dominant system of
production for profit, wllh its mercl-
lees exploitation of labor, are rap-
Idly becoming Intolerable ts amply In
evidence ln every land. In every capitalist nation of the earth the workers
are shaking off the fear of their mas
ters that  has  been  born  of centuries
appointed at the Inability of some wag**! of tyrMny and oppre«,ion and are assuming a manly and grim determina
tes  to appreciate    the  Socialists'
irgsmenta but really Is It equal to the
I blind  -upldlty  of    the   master  class?
'with the object-lesson of Russian con-
ons dally before his eyes snd count-
ilmllar precedents tn the past of
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Victoria Representative for tho
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American, Boston American; 1 Ionic
"-•«« Pnrm Weekly, Chit-ago- Cosmo-
I'ollliiii Magazine, New York.
Also agent for tho following:
Seattle Times. Portland Oregonian,
Han Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles
Prompt nnd regular dully delivery
"service to subscribers.
Advertisements of every description
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tion to free themselves from the galling yoke of exploitation. The Increasing activity In thc camp of the revolutionary proletariat of all countries,
Indicates the rapid approach of a crisis In human affairs that will be more
far-reaching and sweeping, and fraught
with greater significance to the tolling masses than any social upheave)
that ever occurred upon the stage of
the   world's   history.
Signs are upon every hand to show
lhat tho capitalist system Is rapidly
approaching the day of Its dissolution.
In splto of the bombast and braggadocio of its apologists and defenders,
Its Impotent-)- to longer hold In check
the forces that have grown up within
Its bosom and which will make for Its
overthrow, ls each day becoming more
clearly marked. The enslaved millions
who   have  dumbly   and   patiently   for
nations through the Jungles and swamps
of chattel slavery, feudal serfdom, and
wago servitude are emerging, from the
long night of their agony with a new
found hope and a new born seal. Upon
the horlii.il uf their vision Is breaking
the dawn of Freedom's morning. Quld-
ed by nn Intelligent understanding of
their position and the task In hand,
that has been forged In the fierce
tlrea of bitter experience, and animated by that seal for liberty that dwells
unconquerable In the human breast,
the sons of toll In every land are lining
up In solid phalanx against their agelong enemy, the ruling class, and the
burden of their War song ls no longer
a pittance more for their labor, but
the abolition of tho wuge-system. All
of the power of even the greatest of
military states ts no longer sufficient
to prevent the smoldering tires of sullen rebellion from breaking out Into the
fierce flames of revolution.
That the revolutionary proletariat
understands Its position, realises its
mission nnd has the courage to throw
Its defl Into the face of Us enemy Is
clearly shown by a recent occurrence In
Franco. The ruling clnss In Its fright
had conjured up a revolution upon
which the curtain was supposed to rise
In the City of Paris on May 1st. Many
of the more cowardly thieves fled, the
Total u.tu
Communications from Squamish and
San Francisco were referred to new
The organiser reported ihat Mrs. B.
M. Burns will speak at the Sullivan
Hall, Cordova Street, nex*t Sunday
evening at 8 p. m., and J. Boult will be
the speaker on the Sunday following.
The literary agent was authorised to
procure ten copies of "The Jungte" on
the Local's oceount.
The May-Day committee's final report, showing a financial surplus of
$4.45 was received, and the committee
Under the head of new business,
Comrade Stebbing was elected chairman for Sunday evening's propaganda
meeting, and the application of transfer
of Comrade Dales, and a communication from the secretary of Squamish
Local were referred bark to the secretary  with  Instructions thereto.
The communication from the organiser of the San Francisco Local of the
Socialist Party. In answer to our letter of Inquiry of a previous date, stated that although no life Is reported
lost amongst the members or their
families, that nine-tenths of thern have
lost practically all the little they had
In personal goods and effects, and the
Local has also lost Its fine head-quarters building and library. The communication also stated that any financial aid which we could render at
the present time would be greatly appreciated. It was decided to open a
subscription list at the headquarters
end also In the columns of the Western
Clarion for a couple of weeks, and to
solicit all other Locals and comrades
and friends ln the movement to con-
_ tribute In so worthy a cause.   The fol-
turles borne  the burdens of clvlll-1 lowing amounts  were    then collected,
      ' and will constitute part of the donation
from the members of this Local: Comrades B. Burns, tt: A. H. Stebbings.
Ill D. P. Mills, tl: P- Qarvle, tl; F.
Perry. $1; L Broderlck. II: L. E. Seney,
tl;   D.  a.  Mi*_enile.  tl;   H.  Stephens.
Donations may be sent to the secretary of the Local direct or to the office of the Western Clarion, where all
amounts will be acknowledged under
whatever name or nom de plume they
be sent.
The Local's financial report showed
receipts for the week as follows:
Collected  Sunday  evening $6.10
From Box at headquarters OS
From Picnic Committee (nett)..  .. 4.45
Literature sales 60
Dues account 2.75 J
Thc Dominion Executive Committee
has decided to call for funds to be
used (or the purpose of pushing forward the work of organizing auch
parts of the Dominion of Canada as
have not yet been reached. There ie
a vast field to be covered which will
ot necessity entail considerable ex-
iiense. 'Ihe necessary funds can, however, be obtained if Locals, Individual comrades and friends will take
the matter up by gathering and forwarding such contributions as may
be forthcoming. As soon as the requisite funds may be gathered it Is
the intention of the committee to
arrange trips, for one or more organ-*
irars, covering as large a section of
territory as possible. With energetic
action in the matter of raising funds
and judicious application of tha semi*
by the committee a much needed
work may be carried out that will
bear fruit in future election campaigns.
All money received for this fund,
will be used solely for the purpose
stated. The committee, at its meeting on Feb. 27, appropriated from
the General Fund the sum of $35,
to be applied to the Organizing Fund
All money received for this fund will
be acknowledged through the columns of the Western Clarion.
The following sums have
celled to date:
Previously   acknowledged $34.00
Hamilton Local    5.00
Total t».00
Thc following amounts received up to
Previously  acknowledged 151.00
Com.   Rayner,   Los   Angeles 50
Total..   ..   mmmmmmaaaW-   •■   -t51.50
Forward all contributions to
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551 Barnard St.
Vancouver,  B.C.
Single copiea, 5 cents; •
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cents; 40 copiea $1.00; 100
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These rates include postage
to any part of Canada or the
United Kingdom.
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Subscription list In aid of San Francisco comrades—Vancouver Local, $11.
D. P. MILLS, Secretary.
Mnny complaints are reaching this
office from subscribers who fall to get
their papers. In some Instances there
are several complaints from the same
locality. As every subscriber's name
and the number of paper with which
his subscription expiree are kept continually ln type and the mailing list
printed therefrom each week, after all
corrections, alterations and additions
are made up to date, the frequency of
these complaints Justifies the suspicion that postal employees   are   often
among the wage-earners of British Columbia, "The Clarion" is
a winner. It has over
2,500 paid-up readers.
Mail-order houses will
find it a business-
9   ^^
Some who started early are now selling ten
ah copies a day; and it pays from fifty to eighty cents S
m, - copy.   Send to   us for circulars and wholesale
0 prices.   The book is now ready for delivery.
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The publication, of periodicals of
every description la a specialty with
Tbe "Clarion." Telephone or write
for estimates. Every facility for such
work, and promptness and itatisfactlon
Five Clarion sub. cards—$3.75.
Over 200 new paid-up readers of Uie "Clarion" since May
1st.   "There's a reason."
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by buying' this
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a retailer has loose labels ln his possession and
offers to put one in a hat for you. do not patronise
him. Loose labels In retail stores are counterfeits.
The genuine Union label ts perforated on four
edges, exactly the sume as a postage stamp. Counterfeits are some times perforated on three edgee,
and some times only on two. John B. Stetson Co.,
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Appearing in the May Issue of
the Typo. "Journal."
The May Issue of the Typographical
Journal Is of more than passing inter-
eat For instance, editorially, we find
the following:
"Under existing conditions of em*
ploymentr—the factory, or wage system
—Individual liberty ls Impossible.1*
While the Journal, like a good many
of its contributors, ignores the existence already of a world-wide political
party, voicing the interests ot the
working class alone, still the dilatory
admission ot the correctness of the
Socialist position ls significant.
An article from the Denver, Colo.,
News, under the caption: "Labor Should
Be a Power in Congress, Not an Humble Petitioner," Is reproduced. Following are excerpts:
"Those that work in America will
not be considered or respected as they
should be ln government until they
shall send from their own ranks men
to talk for them and fight for them ln
the law-making machine. * • Those
that work in this country will only be
respected  in government  when  their
thirsty vaporlnga ot the monopolist are
Infinitely worse.
The International Typographical
treasury now contains $168,122.50, but
as long aa the International is expending monthly all that it receives from
the special 10 per cent, assessment, the
Council Is unable to see how the assessment can be reduced or discontinued, and benefits paid and assistance
rendered as heretofore. Tbe strike roll
now contains 4,782 journeymen, 401 apprentices and Wl allied trades, a total
of 5,784. It must also be remembered
that the disaster on the Pacific Coast
reduces our number ot paying members 1,000. And they are entitled to
and will receive all assistance ln our
power, says the Journal.
The printers have decided to stock a
library at their "Home" in Colorado
Springs, where their 1908 convention Is
to be held ln August. Joseph P. Keating, of Toledo, says: "One ls surprised at the knowledge of and Interest
taken in the Home by people outside
our craft. During the past month, in
soliciting a book from Morris Hlllqult,
of New York, which he gladly contributed, he further aaid: 'If at any
time there is anything more I can do
for that Institution, please call on me
without hesitation.'- Jack London also
Informs me that he has made a contribution through a St. Louis member,
and Upton Sinclair haa favored me with
a copy of hia latest effort. The Jungle;'
this latter book Is conceded to be the
'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of wage slavery."
otes shall give  them "f!**5*81^0!    The -rlnter hM no sooner adjusted
r,    -rovermnent.     Organised     capital,   _ »ne.?™*__ ""_,___._, than an-
ln government. Organised
which la always in politics, will role,
dictate laws and interpret them until
organised manhood, organised lawev
shall have its spokesmen where the
laws are made, the national money appropriated where the power to control
the nation resides. * * But these
hundred men (A. F. ot L. delegates)
went to Washington, representing millions of their fellow citizens, in the
wrong way. They went there tu petitioners, humble petitioners, and they
.were treated   as   humble petitioners.
himself to the machine-age than an
other surprise-party is sprung. Thos.
O. Dougherty, ot New Tork, says: "Six
new linotype machines were recently
installed on the Herald. It ls also stated that the Herald ls about to install
ten ot the new Bellows machines,
which are being manufactured in Connecticut. Thia is a slug-casting machine, and is said to be superior to the
Mergenthaler ln many respects. Among
other things, it is said that greater
speed can be obtained, there being no
Write a Personal Letter to the Post-
inasU*r--Genernl   and   Circulate
*    Petition Appended Below.
Dear Comrade,—I thank you for your
letter of April 26th, end want to assure
you that the entire Appeal staff appreciates your efforts and the efforts
of the Canadian comrades on its behalf. I am agreeably surprised at the
attitude of the Dominion press, and
note with pleasure the number of our-
spoken editorials which are being
Numerous letters received indicate
thflt the Canadlana are aroused as
they have never been aroused before.
I want to urge the comrades to circulate the petition asking for reinstatement of the Appeal as widely as
possible. These petitions should be
forwarded to the Postmaster-General
at Ottawa as quickly aa possible.
It msy be necessary for me to go to
Ottawa within the next few days and
get In personal touch with the Canadian officials. I -feel that. In a way, I
am fighting this fight blindly, as there
are some points In the Canadian postal
regulations that I am not familiar with.
At home I am thoroughly familiar with
the rulings of the Postoffice Department et Washington, and have never
been at a loss to know just what move
to make.
Tou are taking the right course In
agitating the question.   I am sending
you a bunch ot headings which can be
pasted on ruled sheeds of paper and
used for obtaining signatures.
Again thanking you, I remain,
Tours fraternally,
Managing Editor.
R. P. Pettipiece.
Vancouver, B. C.
Glrard, Kansas, May 4th, 1906.
A Reverie—"Mysrtf «"-• l"
I'm the best pal thut I ever hud,
I like to be with me.
I like to sit and tell myself
Things confidentially.
I often sit nnd ask me
If I shouldn't or I should.
And I find thnt my advice to me   *
Is always pretty good.
I never got acquainted with myself
Till here of late.
And I find myself a bully chum
I treat me simply great.
I talk with me and walk with me
And show me right and wrong,
I never knew how well myself
And me could get along.
I never try to cheat me,
I'm as truthful as I can be.
No matter what may come or go
I'm on the square with me. ___^
It's great to know yourself
And h.ivr n pnl that Is all your own,
To be such company for yourself
You're never left alone.
Tou'll try to dodge the masses
And you'll find a crowd's a joke
lf you treat yourself
As well as you treat other folk.
I've made a study of myself
Compared me with the lot.
And I've finally concluded
I'm the best friend that I've got.
Just get together with yourself
And trust yourself with you,
And you'll be surprised how well
Yourself will like you If you do.
—Western Canada Contractors.
Hatur-ay May 1!), **_%<•.
Cascade Beer   sells all
Queen Beer      Over the
Ale and StOUt     Country
Specially Recommended.
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
Telephone 4-9
W.  FURNIVAL,  <t\ CO.
Cor. Abbott AW Cordova St*. Old Cot. Building.
Following ls a copy of the headings
Com. George Robinson, a brother-
in-law of Com. Geo. Weston Wrigley,
blew In from San Francisco on Sunday last, on his way back to Toronto,
after a sojourn of two years ln California's great slave-pen.    Com. Rob-
As a <-hi-ap labor bureau or auction I ma\m_ m    UPam     jm
inurt  for  wage-slaves,  the    Salvutlon I fllC     IS     Cllfff*
Army Is a howling success. 1   1 1119    a\9    ^/Ul
The San Francisco "Relief Fund" Is
furnishing a golden opportunity lo
the "business" element to turn an
honest penny, according to comrades
from that section of the slave market.
Throughout ull Canada the worker*
are "arousing" as never before. The
demand   for socialist    literature  and
iorni_H *re«. n,m,m-^...    _~ —    Socialist   Party  speakers  and  organ-
Inson tells many Interesting stories of  Irers sort of shows thc trend  of the
the recent earthquake, of which more | awakening.
anon. He left on Tuesday morning
for the cent-belt. Com. Robinson is a
revolutionist—and he works at it.
_    ,_.   ___.-_ s-i—-_——.  -__w„_ to throw up. thus obviating I      v ■"""*"" 77  _..-
How were these hundred repreaenta- "f™1*^"weeVlines, a key being the To   the    Postmaster-General, Ottawa.
_.      .   .       •___ _._   —.<.- j       Ontario, Canada.
Uvea Ot intelligent American «^«1 J^^ST ___! tbe line into the
received? Were tbey received as equals
of the men whom they came to address, and whom their votes had put
in office? Not at all. They were received and scolded like children. A
different story would have been told lf
at the last election the workers of the
United States had sent a hundred men
from their own ranks to sit inside the
doors ot congress. * * The workers
of the United States must defend themselves with the ballot, through the
election of their fellow workers to congress, and thus change the present Indifferent attitude of the administration
and ths lawmakers on labor matters.
* * The workers of this country must
make up their minds to expect nothing
from any congress, democratic or republican, until those that work take
a different stand in regard to pontics.
As for the organised workman, his
worst enemy ls the man who, through
ignorance or selfishness, would keep
him out of politics. Workers should be
ln ploltlcs, but not ln partisan politics
or tied down by party prejudice. They
must not vote for a man because hs
is a democrat or a republican, for that
means nothing in these days. They are
trust democrats and trust republicans
voting together, as every one knows.
* * The workers of the nation united
in unions for Intelligent political action will have the strongest Influence
tor their own good, and for the good
of all the best people, in all parties and
in all parts of the country."
As a farther evidence of the tendency
of the times, the Journal says: "Tbe
American Federation of Labor, through
its recognised leaders, has taken the
initiatory steps and launched Itself Into
the political field. An official circular
has been Issued giving reasons why
the workingman should divorce himself from partisan politics and lend
every aid to securing the election of
men whose Interests are his. In ths
propaganda sent forth the statement is
made ai ths outset that—
'We will stand by our friends and
administer a stinging rebuke to men
or parties who are either Indifferent,
negligent or hostile, snd, wherever opportunity affords, secure the election
of Intelligent, honest, earnest trade unionists, wKh clear, unblemished, paid-
up union cards ln their possession.'"
Just how harmless such a movement
will be Is foretold by past experience.
However, It ls a step forward, and once
the rank and file get Jarred loose from
tneir old Ideas and conceptions there
ls but one place for them to land—and
.that Is ln the ranks of ths revolutionary Socialist movement.
Ths New Tork Union Printer says:
"Tba tews of our union prohibit us
from engaging in politics ss a union,
but what we may not do as a union
we can do ln that respect as Indlvldu-
caster. The pressing of a key
quad out the lines. The changes of
face and slse ot type are rapid. The
matrices are electrically controlled, being perforated by a steel needle in
their centre. It is said that the price
ot this machine will be about $750. The
Mergenthaler people are said to have
offered $4,WM0Q tor the patent rights
of the machine. If both these machines
fulfill the claims made for them, lt
looks as though the monotype, in the
one case, will be out ot the running,
and in the other, that the Mergenthaler
Company will have to greatly simplify
and lower the 'price of ita machine in
order to compete with Its new rival."
We, the undersigned citisens of	
  do hereby protest against
the exclusion from the Canadian mails
of the Appeal to Reason, Glrard, Kansas, U. S. A., and hereby respectfully
petition thot It may be re-Instated and
its former privileges restored.
(Use this heading at the top of n
blank sheet of white paper and secure
as many signatures as you can.)
Comrade Dr. Curry certainly handed
out a bunch of hot-shot In these columns last week. The Dr. ls doing good
work round Chilliwack. Re-read his
"Russian Methods at Ottawa."
Comrade L. T. English, who was In
noculated with the Socialist germ In
Vancouver, seems to be busy at Port
Arthur, Ont. First came a few subs,
for the Clarion, then organisation meetings, and now fo.SO and an application
to the Dominion Executive Committee
for a charter. And thus the revolutionary sparks Ignite.
Thousands of unemployed gathered
In Hyde Park, London, on Monday
lost, ln a demonstration for the purpose of Impressing Ihe authorities
with the fact that the unemployed
problem still  remained unsolved.
Sub. Hustler Sibble Is now In Southern Alberta, and as a result the
Clarion's mailing list Is Increasing on
the Jump In that locality. The message of Industrial freedom seems to
what the wage-slaves are looking for.
without reservation ol sir. .1*1,
Tke choice of hundreds ol dmb'i at
perbly tailored aad lauiiU-h-K- tuh
toned $15 to f_0 Hulls for
Full and complete lines In slmott
every style — garments that .«-
mads to ssll at almost tt-ke U»
prices now asked for them ar. tun
in a profusion of styles and fat-rlci
Never before was our claim, "W, j
give inofct lor your money," su U«_*
lv demonstrated.
A conversation between a business
man and a corporation king, overheard
on a street car of the great metro-
polls, ran as follows:
"Well, I see tbe labor unions are going Into politics. They may make
things interesting. Tbey have great
power." "Yes," said the monopolist,
"they have too much force. Force is
the only thing they will respect. "But
force ls out of the question," said the
business man, "that will not work ln
this country." "Bah," said the monopolist, "it worked In Colorado, it worked in Idaho." "Then you are an anarchist," exclaimed the business man.
"Yes," answered the monopolist, "I am
an anarchist on the other side."
, The revolutionary bowlings of the
underpaid and overworked slave are
bad enough, but the defiant and blood
The typo., on tbe average. Is pretty
much tbe same sort of animal wherever
found, due, presumably, lo practically
the same environment and economic
conditions surrounding him. As will be
seen from the following excerpt from
the May Journal, from the pen of J.
C. Fleharty:
"Boise is the centre of considerable
interest ln the laboring world at present, because of the incarceration at
this place of Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone, the Western Federation of Miners' officials charged with complicity
in the assassination of ex-Governor
Steunenberg last December. Many resolutions of sympathy are received by
the imprisoned officials, ths chief cause
of complaint among their friends being
the alleged Illegal method of spiriting
the prisoners out of Colorado. Locally,
sentiment among trade union people Is
quite sharply divided, and some organisations, among tbem Boise Typographical Union No. 271, are willing, apparently, to let good enough alone, and
not "resolute" for fear ot bitter debates. There ls a move on foot, however, ito ahow the imprisoned men that
ws at least are human, by the purchasing of rockers for their use while in
Jail. In Justification to the prosecution, and to refute widely published
statements to the contrary, lt should
be said that the imprisoned men are
well treated." Afraid to •' 'resolute' for
fear of bitter debates," ls good.
George J. Knott, Chicago correspondent, after reviewing "muck rake" literature and incidents ot "high finance," says: "These few Instances
comprise only a minute portion of the
conflicting elements that are mixed up
tn the world's boiling pot, each frantically pointing out ths delinquencies
of the other. In former times the pot
Just simmered. It bolls with Increasing
turmoil as the years pass by, and the
strides mads by labor toward emancipation Indicate that ln the near future
It will corns Into Its own. * * The
signs of the day Indicate that labor has
nearly reached the point of realising
its capacity as a political factor. Some
day, soon, the iieople who control public affairs now will find themselves In
the minority. When that time comes
what will the ranters and vlllfiers of
labor do about lt? What will Otis,
Post, Baer, Parry, Piatt and others
who control public affairs for personal
advancement, to the detriment of millions of others, do when they find such
control wrested from them and placed
in the hands of those they have persistently oppressed? The possibilities
of the near future are worth thinking
over."   .
The socialists of Betlinghain, Wash.,
have central headquarters, and are
doing good propaganda work anions
the numerous mill-hands of ihe Hay
City. Aid. Cloak should have com-
l.uny after the next municipal election
over  there.
A Mill-Stone and Menace to the Revolutionary   Movement   of the
Working Class.
There Is one significant fact about
the* Socialist Party's treasury tbe
world over. It Is Invariably empty at
the end of every quarter. This augurs
well for the future of a revolutionary,
movement. Organisations which spend
their time and money building "labor
temples" and other mill-stones that
tend to keep them from legislative action and other tactics conducive to the
workers' welfare, are of little value to
anybody. They are worse—reactionary.
Every dollar the Socialists get hold of
Is Immediately expended In propaganda
and organisation work. Its treasury
is always empty. And In this lies on*
of the chief factors of Us success. The
success that the workers of the world
need to-day Is not one based on the
size of Its treasury- If the thousands
—aye, millions—of dollars stacked up
to-day by so-called labor organisations
were invested in the promulgation of
the message of Industrial freedom, and
the well-paid "leaders" were put on
Socialist workers' rations, the reins of
government In this and every other
country on earth could be captured ln
a twelve-month. It seems hard enough
to have the reactionary and chloroforming Influences of the press and
pulpit against us; but when organisations of our own class get In the way
of human progress and freedom. It's
probably a good thing, after all, to
have a few Taff Vale decisions and a
thousand or two Injunctions to sort of
liberate the workers from tho things
keeping them out of the only labor
movement—the revolutionary Socialist
The following clarion was printed
on an attractive red card by Toronto
Local, a copy of which was forwarded here by Miss Robinson: "Shall
Our Brothers be Murdered? Mass
meetings are being held all over America to protest against the kidnapping of President Moyer, Secretary
Haywood and Executive Officer Pettibone, of the Western Federation of
Miners, from Denver, Colorado to
Idaho, and their likely murder by the
capitalist officials, as a warning to tbe
working dass not to organise industrially or politically to alleviate or end
the wage slavery. In which they exist.
Not lf the workers protest load enough. Toronto wage-workers are invited to Join ln a protest meeting to be
held In Majestic Theatre, on Sunday,
May 6th, at 3 p. m., when addresses
will be delivered by Charles O. Sherman, Chicago, President 1. W. W.';
Charles M. O'Brien, Fernie, R C, Organiser of the Socialist Party of Canada, and Mr. Schulmann In Jewish; O.
P. Drover, of tbe Builders' Laborers'
Union, will be chairman of the meeting. Silver collection ln aid of defence fund. Ladles welcome."
The collection amounted to $50.
And this In good old saintly, hypocritical and church-ridden Toronto!
What   ls
crime?   Interfering   with
An Interesting letter from Coleman,
Alberta, will appear next Issue.
Victoria comrades are again preparing to organise a new Local in the
Capital City. '-*.•'
A Brooding-ground for tlie Countless
-Evils Degrading to Society and
tlie Individual Alike.
"A very large percentage of criminals
are the victims of Industrial conditions.
They were driven to their deeds by
economic Impalement. Unable to conquer a livelihood on account of the
pre-empted condition of opportunities
and the finiteness of their own powers,
they chose violence as a last horrible
resort. If they had not been endowed
with an instinct to live, they might
have lain down peacefully and passed
away, If they could have found some
monopolist gracious enough to allow
them six feet of his dominions as a
ceaslng-couch. But being, like other
sons of mortals, too fastidious to rot,
'they did the only thing possible to
avoid It. When men, capable and eager,
traverse the land ln sad-eyed armies,
season after season, seeking opportunity to earn honest nutrition, and seeking in vain for even the ravelling*, of
existence, the marvel is, that they are
so patient—the marvel Is, that they do
not ln an epileptic of despair leap at
the throat of society, and exact from
its rich Jugulars that which the simplest
Justice adjudicate* to -them."—J. Howard Moore, In Better-World Philosophy.
A huge picnic at Michel, In the
Crow's Nest district. Is proposed by
the coal-miners on July 4th. It Is expected that over 5.000 miners will be
I resent, and Com. Hawthornthwaite
and John Mitchell, President of Ihe
1'nlted Mine-workers, are billed as the
epeakers of the duy.
As the traitor Oapon's body has
been found hanging In the chamber
of a house near Oaerk, Finland. It
would now be In order to use the
money received for his betrayal of the
Ht. Petersburg workmen. In paying
for masses for the repose of his soul.
The physical part of his makeup will
rest without expense.
The employees and ex-employees of
Ihe local Telephone Company, are
busy these days "waging the class
struggle," vide the fighting I. W. W.
One In the hospital and the ambulance ready for duty Is the net result
so far. The owners of the Telephone
are still In possession of the Jobs and
getting the money. Wonderful Is the
wisdom of the wage-slave!
Second Hand Dealer}
Cook Stoves and Tooli t
Ws buy and sell all Modi of
scrap metal, old m*b»jj,
rubber, sacks, bottles, tu.
Storea-188 Cordova St., E.
hardware A Junk. 101 1'o-dl
St., saw and second-hand nf
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Another gallant victory haa been
scored by British armies In South
Africa. After a desperate engagement with rebellious Zulus the latter
were completely routed with a loss of
"thirty killed and many wounded and
captured." The British loss was noth.
r««t mauler-General Takes One of Ills
Wage-Slaves Into His Confidence.
Recently I wrote the Postmaster-
General, asking "WHY" I did not receive my "Appeal to Reason." This
week I received a mlmeographlc
reply, as follows:
Ottawa, 7th May, 1»06.
Sir:    I am to acknowledge the receipt of your   communication of the
2«th ultimo,    protesting   against the
prohibition of transmission by post in
Canada of "Appeal to Reason," published at Glrard, Kansas.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R. P. Pettipiece, Esq.,
25 Tenth Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.
Being so much wiser than before I
received the reply, I have again writ-
ten. I did no "protesting." I merely
asked to know "WHY** I had not received a paper I had paid for.
probably   the   Postmaster-General
will leave it to the socialists to tell the
workers of Canada "why" ths "Ap
peal" was excluded from "our" mails.
If so, his exhibition of rare Judgment ia one of those mysterious things'
unsolvablo by common wage-slaves.    I »
A Chink firm In Vancouver pays
the City 11,000 a year for the privilege of manufacturing and selling
opium and other "dope." There are
half-a-doten hop-Joints on Dupont
Street, and at least 100 frequenters,
among them many white women and
young men of this City. The City
Fathers really need the revenue, and
the l«x-paying hypocrites bound for
mansions In the skys, seem to like It.
So It must be all right
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Mrs. B. M. Burns will be the speaker
at the Sullivan Hall meeting on Bun-
day evening, May nth. Her subject
will be "The Age Limit of Men's ITse-
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Watch for the Advt. of the
and popular Cafe
In next Issue.
DAVE BURTON, Proprietor.
Telephone 3301.
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