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Published in the Interests of the Working Class Alone.
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Clurnsy Aylesworth'8 Effort at Press Censorship First Move
in Attempt to Cultivate British Sentiment and Induce
Canadian Dollan to Remain at Home.
TOKONTO. June U.-Well we have
m.._ht the oiuw-n government to a
SS as regard, the exclusion of the
Iteason from the malls, and
ll  to
UmleuX.   the     new
Hun.   Ilodolphe
to_SiiTti"•**» ,n '*»ei«*dlng Wa
I'1 ■_._. ti...     ft......    ,,nli'_.
".I'm istcr-Oeneral, loal no time after
t'llBllll.-s-* I    w« .  .„,-,..„   ki.
IllS iivv_—  -
[.n^lecessor's order. But how quick-
ij it was done! The action of the P.
M ti. look effect on the 4th Inst., and
not ti single newspaper had a word
.ibu.it It until the nth and then It only
.,,.■. the light because BocialUu kept
,,n writing lo the Department and
nciidlng out circulars. Evidently the
tiiivcrnment are thoroughly ashamed
ul tin. whole business. I felt sure we
■liquid win. but 1 did not look for so
ipeedy u buck-down. Why we were
just getting good and ready to light—
Just beginning to put ourselves In
touch with the British comrades and
ih, sympathetic Radical element in
Kngland, no as to have the outrage
kluoned far and wide, dinned into
the earn of the Hritish public and pro.
ial.I) ventilated by Kelr Hurdle or
Wtll Tburne In the House of Com*
tnona What little has already been
di n. in thut line will probably give
Ihe government some trouble In explaining and apologising away the
fleet of their action. Oh, but we had
hot campaign planned oui—If the
..ui hadn't come down. It Just shows
hat can be done by organisation and
ilw Capitalist Crusade Against Am-
crfsnui Literature.
.... .v.vurth  has retired    discredited
It ■!;. the 1'ostniaslcr-Oerieratehlp to a
iatftion,  tn.it of Minister of Justice.
rtterc he can be more useful to hia
|t.-.i i-.ii-.iki  masters.    The    Appeal    to
te.uun mistake—a mistake only be-
sose he underrated the strength, d tail,line and energy of    the    Socialist
'.my    isn't the only bad break made
i)  this super-avrvlceible  tool of  thc
■•rporadona    He haa left    his suc-
• s-.,r with another difficulty en his
hands.    There  l* one     phase  of  the
.ppeai t.. Iteason episode that I have
i.*t  seen  touched bn  as  yel.  namely,
|hm It  in itself was merely one Incl-
e|l<   ...   _   .il..,,,..,.    ._«   I......  _to«
|.-l  •ingu-capiiiillst    crusade    against
.niiilcaii periodical    literature.    The
Ihliii? has been hatching fur years, but
l  wasn't  until a  political     lenderfw.it
lite Aylesworth took    office that the
tirtme movers In Ihe scheme found a
iic.itur.- sufficiently raah and Inexpert-
no.I to be used to pull their chesnuta
t.ut of  the  fire.     Veteran  politicians.
I !*••  Mulock  and    others    who  have
l«l the Job, were too wary to burn
Ihelr fingers In thla fashion.    But  to
ny t.ile.   For many years at the hole-
|n*the-corner meetings of 1'nlted Em-
I'tl-e loyalist  Associations.  Daughters
uf Ihe Kmplre and slmtllar gathering-".
>n. Honary    swell-heads    and    busy-
ixllts. male    and female, have been
In titting speeches and passing resolu-
|tinii» deploring thc amount of Amerl-
-   reading    matter    Imported    into
action  by
same object Indirectly by Increasing
the rales of postage on about 100
weekly and monthly American publications. Instead o.' paying one cent1
per pound their publishers must now
pay one cent for each two ounces
with a separate postage, stamp on
each. This practically excludes these
papers from Canada. And this Is
dune avowedly "to reduce the number
of Journals purely American In sentiment coming Into Canada."
The <.-iiHorslilp In Full Swing.
Ho then, unless this decision also
Is reversed by Mr. I>mleu_, here we
have tbe censorship, which we thought
we bad successfully coinbuttcd, In s
new and Insidious form and far wider
lu Its scope than before. The P. O.
Department still assumes the right to
pass Judgment In secret tribunal upon
the sentiments and expressions of the
newspapers passing through the
malls, and If they haven't the true
Imperialist ring— not to exclude them
indeed, but to penalise them so heavily as to put them out of business.
Perhaps we have been hollering before we are out of the woods. It Is
hardly likely that the Appeal is on'
the lift of the prescribed, as It was
excluded altogether. But there is no
telling how soon It and the other Socialist papers may be put on thei
Now listen ami    Hear llu; Eagle
In the meantime postmaster-General Lemleux will have anything but a
soft Job for a while. The subscribers
to this long list of periodicals, not being Socialists, ain't be expected to resent this Insolent attempt to dictate
what they shall read as promptly and
effectively aa our comrades fought
nnd won—for the lime at least—our
battle. Hut unless the American sentiment so deprecated by the Jingo patriots for revenue is strangely different from what It Is supposed to be,
be and his government will be apt to
tear from the American press In no
uncertain tones. They, too. are "patriotic"- -very much so when their
pockets are affected, and Just as soon
U they fully wake up to what Is be-
cut Of Canada—«nd Canadian dollar*
out of the Cnlted States—the Jingo
erusadera will be apt to hear something drop. It will be a •-*•**■" of aoK
*********--   the govern-
knew nothing about lt until after the
"Hoping that this explanation will
be quite satisfactory to you, and hoping to hear from you to that effect, I
remain, yours truly, D. W. Bole."
Unable to find a single M. P. with
manhood enough to publicly espouse
the cause of the Appeal to Reason in
the House, we were apparently helpless, but the persistent bombardment
of letters and petitions forced the enemy to retreat. This Is not the reason
officially given, but it is the real one,
nevertheless, and one to be remembered for future occasions, and let us
have It undestood that socialists do
not claim for* their own papers any
privileges that they wdtfld deny to
othera. We should be traitors to the
cauae of freedom did we not Juat aa
strenuously object to tbe suppression
of a paper published by our enemies.
Our cause fears no foe. We leave fear
to the enemy. He betrayed It by attempting to suppress a socialist paper,
tut, as ever, repression has but the
more widely Advertised our principles.
Aylesworth A Company are good propagandists.
• at dog.    And then. too.
ment Is getting ready to exclude Sun    _	
which will  hit most] (n the president's chair reads a copy-
Historic materialism la a theory
stating that all political, social and
religious Institutions are shaped by
the pervalllng method of wealth production and wealth distribution. No
change ln political, social or religious ins-.ltutlone can occur till
the economic conuiUons are ripe.
No reform of any kind can be
brought about without there having
been a corresponding change tn
economic    condition*      The    present
agitation against the Beef Trust lt^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
a case illustrating the truth of the | ml*—able to human beings
above theory. Not many years agoi
an ex-superintendent of one of the
packing houses made a sworn statement containing Just the charges
that are now causing sach an uproar. The Beef Trust offered this
man $5,000 to either deny the truth
of his statement or get out of the
country. He remain d obdurate,
however, but his statement was
steered Into some pigeon-hole, and
nothing more was heard of it. Since
then, however, the middle claaa ha*
been feeling more and more the
pressure of the trusts, the smaller
capitalist Is always on the brink of
bankruptcy and anything that will
lilt a trust ia Just what appeals to
htm. Then comes, aa Collier's
Weekly calls him, a young man with
a bottle of Ink, and having the
faculty of making things readable.
doe* --mg houses. This la Just
what the middle class Is ready for.
The book sells at a rate that must
be exceedingly gratifying to our
comrade, Upton Sinclair, from a
financial standpoint alone. So great
is the furore that the strenuous one
The middle class In Onwida has Infinitely more opportunity than the
corresponding class In the U. S. The
pressure upon lt Is not so great,
owing to the expansion taking place
in the prairie provinces. There Is
yet much cheap land, an ever Increasing market for manufactured goods,
an abundance of Juicy morsels not
yet sucked dry of profit. All this
tend- to a policy ot lalases falre, but
the greatest money-grabber of thern
all has an Inherent objection to being poisoned, therefore, there is
something of a disturbance regarding the succulent roaat and the
bologna when It is red, but so far
the sole result Is the mild suggestion
lhat the present laws should be
strictly enforced and Inspection made
The desire for profit Is the cause of
the utilisation of diseased meat and
nameless filth at Chicago. The desire for profit la on this side of the
line also, and a thorough Investigation is tn order. During the last
session of the B. C. legislature a document signed by an ex-employee of a
B. C. pork packing establishment
charged that concern with killing
diseased hogs and doctoring the
meat, was read by the socialist member for Nanaimo In the House. The
Western Clarion was the only paper
in Canada, to the beat of the writer's
belief, to publish that document.
Nothing has been done, absolutely
nothing. Recently, in a Winnipeg
paper, a correspondent stated that
no lumpy-Jawed beasts went east of
Winnipeg as prime beef. Lumpy
Jaw or actinomycosis is held by
some to be cancer and to be trans-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ through
the meat of the diseased iblmals.
There Is room for Investigation right
here at home and If It Is found that
lumpy-Jawed cattu are being or have
been killed and tho meat sold for
human food the crlmlns.'.*< responsible
for such a nefarious act *hould obtain a sentence of life Imprisonment,
even If tbey are among our "best
i ■  i   - *•-■■'■
Terrible Exploitation, Long Hours,   Petty   Tyranny,   Poor
Housing, Small Pay and Qeneral   SJave-li^e Condition
of the Workers Pointed Ont by A. M. Simons in Chicago
Canada, and urging some
which the people would be deprived
nf th. Ir opportunity to buy the kino
of reading that appeals to their
tastes and requirements, and driven to
full back upon Canadian omgmma
liter-stun with Its eternal twaddle or
Imperialism and national sentiment.
Canadian publishers took Up Ihe er*A
Th.re was money In*It for them ir
the bright, snappy Up-to-date papers
and migaslnas, with their brecxy
treatment of current events and trre-
day newspapers,
of thc big New York dallies.
fight Isn't over yet. We have only'
won a little preliminary skirmish. It's
the turn of the other fellow now, but
what a commentary on the rot about
Anglo-Saxon community of sentiment
and the fraternal feeling of the "two
great Knglish speaking nations,"
worked off hy politicians and capitalists at International gatherings. It Is
to see how our government avails Itself of any false, hypocritical pretence
to gain a mean commercial advantage
and pander to the reactionary spirit.
Hut Just watch and see the Ottawa
outfit crawl as soon as our co-lnhert-
tors of the tongue of Shakespeare and
Milton begtn to threaten retaliation!
The I and is moved thereat to send a com
mlttee of two to investigate. The
Nctll-Reynolds report bears out the
Charges contained ln "The Jungle."
ond the packing houses are In for a
very bad time Indeed.
All this Is not without effect on our
side of the line. We have packing
houses, but they are small affairs
compared with  the    southern giants.
Of what use is inspection?   To    be
thorough,  inspection  must  be    made
on  the  hoof and again after  killing.
And   every    step  in   the    process  of
packing and  curing  must  be  closely
watched and  the  inspectors must  be
thoroughly    honest.     Inspectors    are
human and wealth    ls Just as gratifying to them as it Is to the owners
of these poison factories and blindness
inspeStw GfflrHM tain?W^-lMc**..
Inspector Home, of England, ln the
middle of the nineteenth century. b"t
it ls to be feared the honest Inspector
« ould soon lose his Job.   There ls only
one remedy—Socialism.    If the nation
owned  tha  packing    houses  and  all
other industries, profit would be abolished.    It would    be to no one's interest   to   use  diseased     meats,   dead
rata and  other  filth,  and,  therefore,
they would not be used.   In the meantime  no  inspection  will  prevent  the
utilisation  of  diseased   meat,  nor  do
the consumers of meat merit anything
else aa long as they    are content to
leave such  things    to the    mercy
In all the hue and cry that has been
raised about conditions at the stockyards, the one phase which <s the most
interesting to the working class snd
therefore to the Socialist haa been
overlooked. We have heard much of
ihe dangers of embalmed beef aad rotten sausages, of lumpy Jawed and tub-
nular cattle; hut we have heard little
of the king hears Irregular work, small
pay, petty tyranny, poor housing and
general slavelike condition of the 250,-
isio people who make up the families of
those who produce the meat for the
I recognise the dangers and hurtful
character of feeding human beings on
tubercular beef, but there is at least
.some doubt concerning Infection via
this route, but there is no doubt concerning the infection of the workers
with the name dread disease by the
lUucrcular laden air and Infected lodgings in which tbe laborers of Packing-
town must live. Even when tbe story
that human beings had fallen into the
rendering tank was published, horror
was mainly manifest-) over the posat-|
bility that some portion of tbe flesh of
theee people might have been made
into lard rather than over the horrible
sufferings of the victims themselves, or
lhe misery which the loss of a breadwinner brought upon  their families.
Investigators tell of the meat that
falls upon the floor and is afterwards
restored to the market, but they do
not say anything of the terrtrflc pressure under which men are working,
which renders it impossible for them
to stop to prevent the fall of such
meat. At many of the long tables
where men, and not Infrequently women and young girls are at work cub-
ting meat, the product upon which they
work passes before them at such speed
that a single false motion means losing step in the work and consequently
a reprimand, fine or discharge from
the foreman.
We  have   won  and   the  Appeal   to
Iteason can once more enter Canada.
Thanks are  due  to those  non-soclal-
"."_* "«" ""*,—_,ii- 'sts who took up  tho cudgels on be-
it  handling Of the little tin gods] hajf 0. ,hv fr(.<M*oin of the press.   The
conventionalism, could be kept out j Tribune of this city (Winnipeg) took
a decided stand In favor of rescinding
the prohibition of the Appeal to Reason and It deserves credit. When
"I^ibor (?) members" declare thnt
the Appeal to iteason ought to be
kept out of Canada they show them
selves more grossly subservient to
pltaltst class than the press It
nnd the literary diet of ths people re-
itrlcted  to  beaver    stewed In  W1*
leaves.    Then l,he Canadian manufac
im- rs caught on and became Intense*
I) patriotic In the matter of •■t<*"*lur'
There was money for them In It loo.
Localise the    American    publications
lurried    seductive    advertisements^
American  goods,     calculated  to  lure
abroad the elusive dollar.    Canadian
manufacturers tliemselves are  notoriously mean and niggardly In the ma.*
Ur  of advertising,  as  many    a  poor
devil of a publisher starling a maga-
ilne or a weekly calculated to appeal
to national sentiment, has found to
l.is cost.    They exhort Canadians    in
purchase patriotically goods "n*B_e ;"
Canada," but when tt conies to helling along Canadian literature by ltd-
Mrtlilng In a home publication they
reldom make good.
• American Sentiments'* mOr* the
These different   commercial   H-t-*^
ihIs eagerly seised  on  the  JlngO OT
that Yankee publications roust be kepi
out that    the minds of   i***_i>,eol',11t'
n.ight hot fe ohntam^taA ^rj^^
Hritish    ScnViments.    The    Canadian
i .-ss Assocl-tlon too* the matter «P
lieiblurtona were passed end deputk*
tmfe mat ie Ottawa, hut •**-*<>ck ***
nitfcer too fly a bird    to give  them
ai.yt.ft__ _i6re thai, the coid,comfort
»f a promise of serious consideration.
lie had Wen up -gainst It before when
ho closed the mall, for a short -mo. to
Toronto Secular   Thought, and   saw
what unpleasantness It caused In his
own   party,     But   Aylesworth   was
frenh and anxious to plsase tho capi
tmiHts and tlie jingoes.   He elwitMl in*
the ca
The stand    out tn  their    tru«
lackeys of capitalism, nnd   be
rotors—utvn-.- ■■-
It  remembered  this was not a q_es
tion  of  the  Appeal  to   Iteason  being
suppressed:     It  was  a     question     ot
*"•"■"    lhe     citizens     of
py   II.   Quelch.
In mediaeval times, with all
evils of serfdom, there was this ad
vantage, that people used to g;ow food
to eat, make clothes to wear, and build
houses to live In. Now, strange as It
may seem, we do not grow food to eat,
make clothes to wear, or build houses
lo live In. All these things are made
to sell at a profit, with the result that
we have adulterated food, shoddy
clothing and Jcrry-bullt houses. The
sooner things are destroyed or tumble
to pieces the better for everybody, except the unfortunate purchaser.
the change    In
thero has come
This then Ig the economic system of
.      to-day,  the production of commodities
to be put upon the market to sell, for
*''-   profit.     From   this    arises    the  v
general   impression   that   it  is  on
and   In   the    process of
contemplate the consumption of grease
from Bubbly  Creek either as lard or
soap;  but it  is  still more uncomfortable to be compelled to eat and live
and  sleep with the stench from that
grease forever in your nostrils.    Diseased unclean meat may be repugnant,
but no food at all Is somewhat worse,
and for thousands of the workers in
the yards their wages are too low to
supply the food needed to maintain a
healthy animal    existence.    Not  long
ago a long list of time checks taken
at random was shown to me, and the
average wage of the body of men to
whom they belonged waa 'ess than $3
a week.   Even to make up this average there were some who hati earned
from SIS to $13. which means that ;here
were   many   who  were    compelled   to
take home to their families less than
a dollar as a result of   their week's
Down In the pickling vat men are
working to-day with arms running raw
with sores from the poisonous mixture
they must use.' In the fertiliser works
and the hair drying floors other workmen are stifling and choking slowly
to death aa they have been for years,
change, that profit is made, that peo-   io ut-_i.ii •_ ...-„ .._
pie make their profits by buying cheap  but of these no  Investigation  speaks,
—"-   * — Is the   no official protests; no newspaper publishes sensational stories of their auf-
 -   -——>-   hurried
that falls upon the army of meat prod-leers.
Thle Is the aide of the question In
which the Socialist Is Interested. This
Is the phase concerning which government officials and- capitalist press are
silent. This is the point where thc
class struggle stand* clearly farth, and
this la the point therefore op wlrtch
no agent of L-apltaUaro dare touch.
To remedy these evHs, not oMy la
the stockyards, hat tn every industry.
the working-class must depend upon
Itself. The robbery and the abuse in ,
which the workers sre Interested takes
place ln the ahop and not In the market, and for tlris robbery and these
abuses It must look to Ita own strength **
for remedy.
Government commissions and health
Inspectors msy come and go, but gangs
of men will still be pitted against one
another and driven until muscle and
mind can bear no more. Neither president, nor Congress, nor special commissions, or expert Investigators, nor
all the dass to which these belong will
fight the battles of the workers of
These workers, Joined with all the
workers ln other Industries, need no
help They are powerful enough in
themselves to aave themselves when
•hey have brains enough to act, and
work and vote together.
The Socialist press and the Socialist
Party alone dare tell the truth and
point the way to a remedy. All others
dodge the workers' side of the question. Yet when election time comes
around they must depend upon working-class votes to maintain them In
Some of the workers In the yards
have learned the truth and are acting
together politically In their own defence. When the remainder do tbe
same, the stockyards will be cleaned
up, not simply tor the benefit of the
consumers of meat, but for the producers as well.
 B___*r -yr.mttr-a—»——«•»—■ ™
Dedicated to our comrades who ar*
to be murdered by "due process of
law" by the authorities of Colorado
and Idaho.
(With apologies to Rudyard Kipling.)
Oh. Capital, beneath whose reign
Live we, the Workers, bent with toil.
Heed thou the cry of those In pain
And weary with unceasing moil;
Oh, mighty masters, spare us yet—
Lest we forget, lest we forget.
Lest we forget that even you
Are blinded by the System'a greed.
And that ye do the things ye do
Because of economic need.
But spare our Brothers, spare them yet
Lest we forget, lest we for«et
Ye made the Law and called lt good;
Your Courts have said we must obey,
We questioned not, as Freemen would.
As slaves we tolled from day to day;
Your slaves we are. Oh. spare us yet-
Lest  we forget, lest we forget.
Ye honored not the Law ye made;
Ye owned the Courts and had no fear
To break the Law that we obeyed-
The Law ye brake may cost ye dear.
The Law ye made—obey It yet,
Leat  we forget, lest  we forget.
principle, whetner the cltlx.
Canada are to be dictated to _, _.
oligarchy ns to what they shall read
or not. Importunity won the day.
We fairly worried the powers that be
 *■*   »>.• eeadv  to
economic    condlllont
a change la the poll-
tnere mui w...« —	
Heel, the religious, and the social phases
Of the life of the community.   In med-
and selling dear. This I say
general view, and yet a very, little
consideration ahould be sufficient to
demonstrate that It Is Impossible for
everybody to he baying cheap and
selling dear, lf one bays cheap somebody has to sell cheap. If one sells
dear someone haa to buy dear. Now
It Is the bourgeoisie, the capitalist
class, who are engaged In this trading. In this buying cheap and selling
desr. and although some times here
snd there on* goes under, and some
here and there make fortunes, they
are all, generally speaking, dally and
fertngs; no legislation Is being hurried
through Congress for Ihelr relief.
And do you thtnk that we for aye,
Who are an hundred to your one.
Will calmly let our Comrade* die?
Unheeding, let your will be done?
to  death   and  we
must  be ready  to
this auto-
do  so  again  the  Instant
Itle pawer of the  Post
cril Is again exercised, no matter on
whnt publics "- **•-"-♦
or otherwise.
In  this  columh  we    published re-
"     "  "-   D. W. Bole
cratic power of the  Postmaster-Gen
oehtiy a I-*--01- from ,Mr
to a^UUen of lhU_b,.rg   ^
The pub-
»cnt.o..  Of. the  tetter^    ft fc ^
led hy sudry
As the first let-
nilHts and the Jingoes
malls'W the Appeal -«*olutoly.    But
In- dared not 'dell In quite so drurtlc
n fashion with the common    •"*"• °»,     .
periodicals.    So he accomplished the not
£ oornpums-ury.   -- od
•«"■  '"" llrM.„ that gentleman to pub-
Is only f»lr   » ln     *   f   , tw0 ,etters
ttSV»*A&* H
,n,0rvU^U,a\ne embargo  on  the
the  Voice  thi      ■! been     ,£.
Appeal   to   1 •   «'» hM now  the
drawn »      gjjjg cnJoyed.      CZl
privileges U tornaery former
••I  did  not answer    y
,etl*r as I *W> '-J   ^HVorablo    to
time to give you news
your contention. ,   t j -.n8
Or    UK*   HIv-   w.    ....
laeval times the feudal chieftain
absolute master—land waa the dominant economic factor.   But the growth
of manufacture, of production for tale,
the rise of the bourgeolse meant the
downfall of feudahsm.   The plutocrat
supplanted the baron, capitalism became ktng.  Ths "old nobility" of England   to-dsy  ar* successful    brewers,
bankers and traders, and the Nonconformist Conscience   dominates in thai
place of Holy Mother Church.   These
facts go to Illustrate What 1 have already Incidentally pointed    out,  that
the economic conditions   dominate all
other conditions.   Economic domlsance
Is bound to secure political and religious domlnnace, the owner of capital
being master In the material field of
economics, dominates in all other departments of social life.   On the other
 *-     *n    m
Hie   a,,,   ■«*—..       - .
yearly getting richer.   Now, to suggest  are eertaimy •••■-« ...—„~
that they are getting   rich   at   each   action, bat nothing ls said by them of
other's expense !• as absurd    as th*  procuresses  and   mistresses  placed as
statement thst th* Inhabitants of tbe  superintendents at the heads of gangs
Scilly islea make a prec-ricrus livingr 4-*-'*-   '- ""■**"* to recruit
by taking In each other's washing.
"Dog doesn't eat dog," and capitalist
does pot exploit capitalist He cannot The higgling of the market to
simply a gambling With the products
of other man's lsbor, but tt produces
more than- gambling does as a **ule.
hundred    pounds   and
I have told these things to th* dos-      ii.-*-wa»i.-_. --  »
of reporters tbat have visited me  Th«" w°rnl **'•■• *"-"*■• Oh, heed us yet
 .«.,.. _»..„h|nr   Lest  we forget, lest we forget.
The while ye plotted to obtain
The product of our unpaid toll,
The while ye revelled In your gain,
Your legally acquired spoil,
WE were not sleeping—Heed as yet,
Lest  we forget, lest we forget.
For we have girt this weary land.
From lake to gulf, from sea to sea,
With a united, mighty band,
Beneath the flag of Liberty,
The blood-red flag we carry yet
Lest you forget, lest you forget.
enS   OI   rryvi....   .	
In the last weeks, ostensibly searching,
for Information concerning the yards,
but not one paper has whispered a
werd of them. The only paper In Chicago that will publish them ls the one
that you hold ln your hand.
The Nelll-Reynolds report speaks
much of insanitary toilets, and conditions thst violate modesty, and these
certainly evils enough to demsnd
 *-'— '• met* hv them of
hand, attempts to secur*
power without economic freedom meet
with but sorry success. Th* political
atmosphere ts probably mora corrupt
In America than in any other country
In the world, because there you hav*
a sham political democracy on top of
a real economic plutocracy. Ther*
capitalism ls unrestricted by aay of
the old feudsl traditions which still
have some Influence in other countries,
no    ^^^^^
If you had a	
started gambling with lt, and kept lt
up till to-morroW this time, some of
yon Would probably be richer and
some poorer than when yoa started,
but your handred pounds would not
have Increased by a red cent. But, as
I have said, apart from their Individual
losses and gains, the Whole capitalist
class grows richer, and apparently In
this process of gambling among themselves. Yet, a* you must see, this ts
only apparent, not real. It ts not here
tbat gains are mads, All that the
process does *v*ntually to to determine the proportion oi! the surplus
valu* sach partner In the lon-r firm
•hall take. What Would
"Honor   among   thieve*'*
of Working-girls, In order to meruit
victims tor the white slave trade. Nor
wtll any Chicago paper publish these
facta, although all have been told them
with names and references as to a<*-
fit ts unpleasant to find fingers ln
canned meat and to leam that human
arms are made lato sausage, but It Is
Infinitely worse to lose those fingers
and arms, as do men who are working
at the deadly machines. Yet there Is
n* demand for protection of the work-
-. —>~hln_s. although II-
leillKim  .v.   r,,,-.
ers from these machines, although
llnols is almost the only state In the
Union where there Is not some provision sgslnst the existence of dangerous
r machinery. Tet Comrades Ambrose
and Olsen were the only members In
the last legislature who dared to advocate such legislation.
Lest you forget those other slaves
In other lands across the sea—
Lest you forget those bloody days
When perished a Nobility
Beneath the flag we carry yet,
Lest you forget, lest you forget.
Ye hold our Brothers in your power.
Our Comrades lie in durance base;
Dark clouds on the horlson lower
And Revolution grows apace—
The law ye made, oh, heed it yet,
Leat we forget, lest we forget.
For Bhould ye do the thing ye will—
This bloody deed that ye desire—
And should    ye these, our Comrade*,
Beware the devastating fire!
-*--«   l»  vet
g  nrm
you ntvef
And    ths
Tou might pave the yards with mar-
Ibla blocks, place a government Inapect-
' or behind *very worker snd at the side
of every animal that wa* killed; you
NOT RELIEVE   The Law ^^^Jfc.
Lett WE forget, lest
—J. Albert Maliory, in Common Sena*.
The United States socialist* are becoming active In view of the Congres-
tlanal and various state elections this
Numerous conventions have al-
n^tmttSmm^a^^ ff_S_^—**7-SS sst-S.MSiil ■"■"•3 SS, SSSBWBK-WI.*
pie only serves to    gild
which enslave them
and the prince.
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llu Western Clarion
Published avery Saturday ln tit*
latareata ot ths working clans nion*'
at tks OIBea of tha Western Clarion,
flat- Block baawneat, 165 Hastings
Street, Vancouver. B. 0.
Strictly la Advance.
Yearly subscription cards tn iota
of ts* or mora, 75 cents each.
Advertising rates on application.
It jrou raoetv* thla paper, It is paid
Addrsas all communication* to
Box 836,
Vancouver, B. C.
Watch thla 1*1*1 oa your pa-
par. If this numM-r is on It,
your ■ubacriptloa azpiraa ths
next li
Saturday ..... .June 23,1906.
Some U. 8. Socialist papers are kick
Ing because of a bill introduced into
Congress for the purpose of providing
several millions of dollars to pay the
expense  of adequately inspecting  the
packing- industry.   The remark ls made
that "if the packers were honest men
no Inspection would be necessary, but
this latest move ls simply asking the
people of this country to pay because
they are dishonest."   It is neither a
question of dishonesty of the packers,
or of the people paying tor such dishonesty,  lf lt exists.    The system ot
property under which the packing and
all other Industries are at present carried on is essentially dishonest, Inasmuch aa it ls based upon the robbery
of labor.   Be they ever so Inclined to
honesty,  participants  ln  the  business
game  must  play  it according  to  the
rulea    which    its very    purpose lays
down.    That   purpose   ls   profit.    The
meat packers have stuck to tbe rules
and   consequently  played    the    game
with no inconsiderable success. When
the rottenness of   capitalism becomes
so pronounced and open as to be positively nauseating, as In the recent Insurance and beef trust cases, capltal-
capitallsts obtain Its use value, or, In
other words, all the products that come
Into existence through Its expenditure.
In this manner capital confiscates the
entire product    of    labor, a condition
which   the   worker    cannot  avoid   because   he  must   have    access   to   the
means of  production  ln order  to  obtain  the material  things requisite for
his continued existence.   He must, under such circumstances, sell his labor-
power to the capitalist or atarve.   In
no other manner can he obtain sustenance.   The energy stored up in his bone
and muscle, the life force within him,
must be surrendered to the capitalist
In order to obtain that which is necessary to replenish that energy and enable him to prolong his existence. The
price he must    pay for his continued
existence ts submission to the confiscation of the products of bis labor at
the hands of the capitalist.   In confiscating the products of his labor th*
capitalist confiscates the laborer's life.
In essence that  which is accomplished under the wage-system is Identical
with   that  which   was formerly  more
openly and clumsily accomplished under chattel slavery.
Out of the products ot chattel alave
labor  the  slave   received his   sustenance, at the hands of his master without any pretense of payment for services.    Out of the products of wage-
labor the modern     slave  receives his
sustenance at the hands of his master
the capitalist.   It comes to him ln the
form of wages, and under the pretense
that lt Is ln full payment for services
rendered.   It ia a hypocritical farce, a
ghastly lie.   He has been paid the market price of his labor-power as a commodity.   The capitalist haa confiscated the entire product of his labor, and
he and his precious following wallow
tn the surplus that   Is   left after the
wage has been  paid.     Under chattel
slavery  tbe    human work mule was
practically given his peck of oats as a
dally feed by the master direct.    Under wage-slavery the master gives the
mule the price of a peck of oata and
the proud privilege of cavorting around
the plantation and purchasing the oats
wherever he may find tbem tor sale.
About the most serious difference between the two  forms of slavery lies
in the fact that under chattel slavery
the mule got his oats whether  there
was  work for him or not, while  the
wage-mule when there Is no work for
him, has to be satisfied with ozone as
an oat substitute.
The triumph of Socialism does not
mean the bringing in of an era of confiscation.    Neither does it mean resti-
the movement that makes for the conquest of the public powers In the Interest of himself and his class. To
the success of that movement he must
look for the realisation of his economic-
hopes and ambitions. To that movement he owes a loyalty and devotion
that calls for his best and most earnest
We make no hesitancy ln expressing
the hope that, as a result   of   Haw-
thornthwnlte's    trip,    Locals    of    the
party will be established at every point
where none as yet exist.   We feel sure
that  the pressure of  events ls rapidly imbuing the workers with the necessity of weaving their economic programme  into the lite of    nation, and
the hour for vigorous action upon class
lines ls at hand.   The workers of British Columbia to-day are ln the vanguard of the revolutionary movement
on the western continent. They already
have two men ln the provincial house.
Another election will soon be on. The
present representation In the house can
easily  be most substantially Increased
If each does his share ln pushing forward the work that we all know must
be done lf labor la to assume Its rightful position ln the affairs of men.
tn, action nec.ss.ry In ^ ''J ,
to Its proper use is the uprlM *
working class to the control of tie
.tate and the utilisation of Hs vOwm*
for the purpose of WW_fform*_* «£
Itallst property Into collective or working class property.
such cases It is right and proper that
Its scheme of property should pay the
bill, either directly by each individual
concern hiring its own stlnkblowera,
or indirectly through its government,
as provided in the proposed bill.
The only part of the "people" of the
United States that are getting tbe
worst of lt ls the working class. They
are paying through the nose and paying well, not for stink-blowing by government inspectors, but for their own
assininity in packing upon their slavish backs the disgusting load of capitalist property, with its multifarious
ulcers and bad smells, of which government inspectors, as a rule, are by
no means the least.
One of the pet accusations made
against the Socialists ls that they are
bent upon confiscating the property of
others. As only that sort of property
that functions as capital, 1. e„ means
of exploiting labor, such as factories,
mills, mines, railways, etc., ls ln any
manner threatened by the Socialist
movement, it Is easy to understand
who the "others" are who are so
greatly disturbed over It. It Is capitalists and their hangers-on who are
thrown Into a cold sweat by the con-
Jured-up spectacle of confiscation. Thla
Is extremely humorous ln view of the
notorious fact that the entire capitalist bunch, with its bodyguard of lickspittles, apologists, henchmen and
hangers-on, live solely by confiscating
the products of the toll and sweat of
the working class. That they accomplish this under the hypocritical guise
of "free labor" and the payment of
wages makes it none the less confiscation. In spite of thla "freedom of
labor," and the alleged payment of tti-
bor for services rendered, the fact still
stand* forth that the producers of
wealth, the workers, remain In poverty, while, they who take no part ln
the production, the capitalists, continue to increase their wealth and
power, while their toadies and henchmen receive rewards according to their
usefulness as aids In furthering the
confiscation schemes of their masters.
The basis of capitalist production Is
a working class without property
rights In the resources of the earth
and the means of labor, and, therefore,
compelled to sell their power to labor,
as a commodity ln the market, to those
who do possess such property rights.
The products of labor of necessity,
belong to they who own the Instruments of labor. By the purchase of
the labor-power    of the workers the
has always lived by plundering the
workers. Plunderers and plundered of
each successive generation have gone
over the great divide. The workers of
to-day have only the masters of to
day to deal with. Restitution for past
robberies is entirely out of the question. Those to whom such restitution
might be due have gone, and the proceeds of their plunder likewise. With
the rise ot the proletariat to power,
and the transformation of capitalist
property ln tbe means of production
into the collective property of the
working class, comes the end of the
wage-system and production for profit. Confiscation of the products ot
labor by rulers and masters wtll be
no more.
It ls scarcely necessary to trace tbe
development ot industry from the primitive and clumsy hand tool of ancient
times to the powerful    and  effective
machinery of to-day.   The fact la this
machinery Is here, and ' the factories
and workshops of the world are veritable hives of activity and Industry in
consequence.   The questions to be considered are, first.   Is   human    society
making the best  possible use of  this
gigantic machinery ot production? Second, If not, what action ls necessary
tn order to put It to Its proper use?
The modern machinery of production
Is essentially social ln its character. It
cannot be operated by anything less
than the entire working force of human society. Tbe individuality of the
workman In production Is lost in the
social process that Is alone capable of
operating It. Each Individual wotk-
man, at best, can perform but an infinitesimal part of tbe making of
things, the finished article being the
result of the combined labor of all
To the owner of the means of wealth
production belongs the product of labor.
The huge machinery of production
of to-day is the property of a' Section
t ytiftHS-'i'iaig-**-'^^
( this  machinery,  possess    hi? property j .j
The Buresu of Commerce and Labor
at Washington has   been   making    n
comparison between the rates of wages
paid  In  Germany,  Great  Britain and
the United States.    Figures huve been
taken over a period of thirteen years,
and    the    results    show   that  ln   the
twelve trades of    blacksmiths,  boiler
makers,  carpenters,   bricklayers, compositors,  hod  carriers,  Iron  moulders,
general laborers, machinists, painters,
plumbers and stone masons, one hour's
work In  Germany represents 12 cents
of earning, against    17 1-2   cents    In
Great Britain and 25 cents In the United  States.   The  British employer has
to pay 46 per cent., and tbe American
Wl per cent, more for tabor than the
German   employer.    That   the  British
and American employers can stagger
along under such   a terrible handicap,
and     still     malntnin    their   position
In the world's market, speaks volumes
for   their   thrift.  Industry, endurance
and self-sacrifice.   The only other conclusion to be drawn ls thst the British
workman Is a hog, the American workingman a d—d hog, and figures never
Saturtlay June 23,1906.
Union  Directory
When They Meet; Wnrrt Tory
MTRvery Labor Union In thr proftim _T*
rfteil to place ■ caid under thia limit |i,«, ™
month.    Secretaries Dlrssr ui.lr m
Phoenix     Miners'   Union,   No   a
W. P. M.    Meets    every Saturday
evening at 7_o o'clock in  M>neri
hall.     V. Ingram,  president, w A
I-ickarri, aecretarv
Kdward Bird,     A. 0. Brydon
Geo.  Bi  lfcCruhsun.
BARKIHTEH-, Willi Hub  •*■*<
Tel. 839. P.O.
834 Hastings St. . .
Box, 983,
goT Every \j*cal of the Socialist
Party of Canada ahould run a c»rl
under this bead. $1.00 per month
Secretaries plana* note.
The saddest part of this meat exposure business Is the ruination of the
foreign trade of the meat trust. Though
the Americans are a notoriously tough
lot they can scarce be expected to ent
all that rotten stuff themselves and
survive the ordeal. With firm faith ln
the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, lt Is to be hoped that
the people of each country within the
beneficent pale of capitalist civilisation
will manfully continue to do their
share ln partaking of Its blessings,
even lf some of them are chemically treated to disguise their rottenness.
ItrltUii f-luiiiMa Pro*.Im Ial In ■ ultie
I'ommlltee. Hoclnllsl Parly nt Ck*.
ada.    Meets every alternate Tun-
day.  D.   G.  McKensle.  Secretary,  _n
Nat. Vancouver,  11. C
The way communications are coming
ln to tbe Provincial Execlutive from
the Interior of the province, asking for
dates during Hawthorathwaite's com
ing trip, goes to show that he will
have to Jump lively ln order to meet
the demands made upon him. Numer
ous dates have been already asked for
from points outside of the province,
which It will be quite Impossible to
grant owing to the vast territory to
be covered and the limited time In
which to do It.
Everything goes to show That the
workers in tbe mines, smelters, lumber camps and agricultural districts
are becoming ripe for action along the
political lines that alone can lead to
their deliverance from the exploitation
of wage bondage. This appears to be
especially true throughout the Boundary, Kootenay and Crow's Nest region. They have evidently not been
confining themselves exclusively to
the needs and requirements of the moment, but have been reaching out for
possession of that knowledge tbat can
alone guide them along lines of effective action In the future.
It will be noted that a Local of the
S. P. of Canada has Just been organised at Boundary Falls. The action of
those responsible for this ls to be commended. The workers of other places
not yet oragnised should promptly
follow suit. At every centre of population, "at every mine, mill, smelter
and logging camp there should be a
Local. It should be Impressed upon
every workingman that however loyal
he may be to such organisation aa may
be looking out for his immediate Interests, he will be falling far short of
the duty he not only owes to himself,
but his fellow workers the world over,
If he falls to ally himself directly with
rights In it. The products of labor
consequently belong to the capitalists
by virtue of their ownership of the
machinery of production. That is why
the workers are in a continual state
of poverty In spite of the fact that
they perform all of the labor of production that ls producing all wealth.
The owners, capitalists, hold their title
to the means of production merely for
the purpose of being able to command
the services of tbe workers and securing the product of their labor. They
will allow their property to be used
for no other purpose. Tbe means of
production then become instruments
whereby the owners enslave the workers and extort from them the things
they are able to bring forth by their
labor. Under such circumstances the
very means of labor become the means
"of the oppression and robbery o' labor.
This is the use to which the means of
production are being put at the present
time. This Is the use to which they
must continue to be put so long as they
remain the prcperty of capitalists.
If "to the owners of the means of
production belong the products of labor," then tt follows If the workers are
to own their products they must first
become owners of the means of production. They csnnot singly own these
means, because they cannot singly operate them. They must < wn as tbey
are compelled to operate that la together, or collectively. Such collective or common ownership would give
them collective or common ownership
of the things produced by their Joint
labor. This would destroy the power
of the capitalists to command their
labor and make away with their products. Such a transformation of property would at the same time destroy
the very purpose for which production
is now carried on, that ts for profit,
and substitute In Its place production
for use.
It is needless to say that such a
transformation of property can be ef*
fected by the worker only by capturing tbe powers of the state and using
auch powers to. effect It. It Is the organised powers of the state only that
can protect and defend the present, or
capitalist system/ of property. It Is
the same power alone which ls equal
to the task of overthrowing It. But
the control of the state must first pass
Into the hands of the working class,
because lt is the only part of human
society Interested In effecting the
transforation of property ownership
referred to.
The conclusion to be arrived at ls
that human society Is, at present, not
making the best possible use of tho
gigantic machinery of production, and
The Western Federation of Miners.
In convention at Denver on June 12th.
virtually re-elected Charles H. Moyer
president, and William D. Haywood
secretary-treasurer, by making no
nominations for those offices. This
means that the imprisoned men will
hold office until their successors ore
elected. No more fitting expression of
confidence  In their officers could have
en given.
We, the Socialist Party of Canada,
ia convention assembled, affirm our
allegiance to and support of the principles and program of the international revolutionary working claas.
Labor produces all wealth, nnd to
labor It should Justly belong. To
the owners of the means of wealth
production belongs the product ot
labor. Tha present economic system Is based upon capitalist ownership of the meana of wealth production; therefore all the product* of
labor belong to the capitalist claas.
The capitalist la master, the worker
is slav*.
So long aa the capitalist* ramain
in possession of the reins of government all the powers of the *tat_ will
be used to protect and defend their
property rights la ths means of
wealth production and their control
of the product of lnbor.
The capitalist system gives to the
capitalist an ever-swell In- stream of
profits, and lo the worker aa ever-
Increasing measure of misery and
The Interest of the working elasa
lies la the direction of setting itself
free from capitalist exploitation by
the abolition of the wage system. To
accompli* this n-cessttateo tha
transformation of capitalist property in the means of wealth production into collective or working-class
The Irrepressible conflict of Inter-
eels between the capitalist aad the
worker is rapidly culminating la a
struggle for possession of th* power
of government—the capitalist to hold
the worker to secure it by political
action.   This Is the claas struflgle.
Therefore,  we csll  upon all  work-j u**i    Winnipeg. H. P. ,,f < -Meat
the Socialist Party of Canada with | *Mmm****m
the Object of conquering the public
(towers for the purpose of setting up
and enforcing the economic program
Dominion Kruvull-*** Commit lee, ho.
daunt Party of Canada M..,t-
every alternate Toes lay. J. tl.
Morgan. Hecrelary, T,',l liana*!
Htreet, Vancouver. H. C
IahwI Vamumtrnt, No. i. s. p, ,,((***,
ada. Uuslnes* mcetlngi •->•-
Monday evening at headquarter^
Ingleside Illock. J13 Otmbli -iren,
(room 1, second floori Rdetfr
tlonal meeting* every Bunds* tt I
p. m.. In    -ulllvnn    Ball. '   tlv.
Street.      Frederic     Herry.    Bt    •tiry
!»«x  SJ*.   Vancouver.   II   C.
Iam-*1 Toronto, R. |». of ('.—M.i t. »*-.
ond and fourth Tuet.l.i>" EtadsMg
Headquarters. ISSH Queen s-.rert
West. p. Dale. Secretary I! llttity
Street. Jewish Brunch meets rrr-
Sun.l.ty night, same hall
ndle the crowd of slobbering toadies that gathered for the Interesting
occasion. It required the fragrance of
tfJO.ono worth of flowers to make the
affair tolerable to ordinarily sensitive
nostrils. This would Indicate that the
participants ought to have been Inspected and disinfected before the
performance began.
Comrade J. B. Osborne, whose '•'*'•
to Vancouver some time since resulted
In much good propaganda for the
cause, Is now doing vigorous stunts
"way down In Georgia." Just what
sort of material '.he southern "cracker"
may be to work upon we do not know,
but Itl a safe to ssy that Osborne will
take a crack at him that will make
his head twim.
Hall, corner King and  I'
nines,     at     2 10  p.  in.
Secretary, tit princes*. Bti
nlpcg. Man.
Sammy Gompers and his clique are
going about the business of "redressing
the wrongs of labor" In an exceedingly sensible way. They are looking up
some new "friends of labor" to elect
to office In place of the last bunch thst
threw them down. Sam and his followers are becoming utra-revolutlon-
A comparison of the butter products
of the Chicago packing Industry and
the contents of the dally capitalist papers discloses such a striking similarity
that the letter's attacks upon the meat
trust looks like nil attempt of the pot
to besmirch the kettle. Ill-feeling often
arises between rivals In the same line
of business.
While a few sensational profit-mongering sheets are hounding Brothler
because he has been released from the
penitentiary, they should not overlook
the fact that he was released by order
of the Minister of Justice at Ottawa.
If tbey wish to soak anybody, why not
soak him?
It has now leaked out that the San
Francisco earthquake waa caused by
a small quantity of "Pettibone dope,"
Judiciously planted according to Instructions Issued by order of the "inner circle" of the W. F. of M. Orchard planted the "dope" at the same
time he did that other 'Frisco Job,
of the working class, as follow*
1. Tbe transformatloa aa rapidlv
aa possible, of capitalist i*roperty In
the means ot wealth production 'natural resources, factories mills, railways,  etc..)  Into  the collective  pro-
•  .• * fii       t lis
3. Thorough and democratic, organisation and manntrein-nt of industry by the workers.
3. The establishment, aa speedily
aa poaaible, of production for use
Instead of production for profit.
The Socialist Party, when In office
shall always and   everywhere   until
th*    preeent    system    Is   abolished,
make the answer to this question ft*
guiding rule of conduct.     Will   this
legislation advance the interest*   of
the working class and aid the work-;
era in their class struggle    against:
capitalism?   If it will, the Socialist'
Party is for it;  if it  will  not.   the
Socialist Party is absolutely opp—
ed to It.
In accordance with thi* principle
the Socialist Party pledges Itself to
conduct all the public affair* placed
In Ita hands in such a manner aa to
promote th* interest* of tha working class alone.
The profits of the United States Steel
Corporation for a single quarter year
have amounted   to   $36,000,000.     This
shows what may be accomplished by
thrift, Industry and abstinence, and
should prove an object lesson to thriftless, shiftless and profligate working men.
fn strict accordance with the "eternal fitness of things" an eastern surgeon recently patched a man's broken
skull with a part of the skull of a
sheep. The bones knit together beautifully.
hereby  apply  for  membership
In Local
 Socialist   Psrty  of
I recognise the class struggle
between the capitalist claaa and
the working etas* to be a
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 class.
If admitted to membership,
I hereby agree lo maintain or
enter Into no relations with
any other political party, and
pledge myself to support by
voice, vote and all other legitimate meana the ticket and the
program of the Socialist Party
of Canada only.
Applicant ,
Admitted to Local 190..
tx.it MUlM-d I am
OMrsl Is-bur
m t anuria.
Always  a   fearli-««  exp.n.it  In
the cause of labor
For one dollar the paper will
be sent lo any addrean lor SM
Workingmen of all oountrltl
will  soon     recognise    thi   ttrt
that they     must    Support and
rend their labor papers
11m- VOlM INiMWiliig ('•.. I ul..
Winnipeg,    Msn.
Published Weakly by th*
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What It b.
jly I'uu' Lafargue.
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■lli,. term ciplia! Is always assoclat-
wltli the notion of profit without
any Instrument of labor thst Is
million, uny piece of land that Is
Itlvated, not by Its owner, but by
Bgg( workers, or a sum of money lent,
which fit the end of months or years
yielda Interest, Is capital; but the ham-
mi i ox ax or shovel of the workman,
„, the land cultivated by lhe farmer
„„j bit family, although property. Is
not capitalist** property, because the
lUmi   utilise*  It    himself,  lush-ad  of
UllDg It
-ih,-  word,  though of    Latin origin,
I,,.,  no equivalent   In   Ihe  Greek and
UU"   tongues.    The non-existence of
in, idea In two such rich languages af-
fordi > proof thut capitalistic property
,i,l nol exist In ancient times, at least
m  m >-. •.mimical and  social phennm-
. r...r     iii fact the term capital, In the
. i'   s>use,  dates  no farther  back
than  the  i-lghirenih  century.    And it
,(.,- in thc eighteenth century that
ami i" acquire a preponderating Influ-
,i„,' In society.   This social preponder-
     ,,f capital l«*d to the French rev-
•ilutlon,  whieh,  although  one of     lhe
I in,,...   nitisld«THb|e   events  of    modern
[history, was, after all, but n bourgeois
i v,iluti,.n,   accomplished    wilh    those
, ,it, h words    of      liberty,    fralk-rnlty,
i iu iiiy. jut!i. •■ and patriotism which
thc bourgeois were, later on. to employ
|In lulling their political and commer-
i ui rnterpriMa
The form of property which corrc-s-
|;     li   in ti crude wny, to the term cap-
it*! wai developed and acquired social
Import .nee
Ni.Y    AFTKIt    THE     K8TABLI8H-
I       h   row tied the econoniival §nd DO)*
■ileal    moveiii'-nl     agitating      Europo
liner th* twelfth  century.    This totO*
fmerclal production  was stimulated by
i dltcovary of America and the route
Inlla by the Cape of Good Hope, by
■  ;   nation    of    precious  metals
nn America, lhe taking of Constan-
ople,  the invention of printing,  the
|fruntly alliances among the sovereigns
r  i urope, nnd the organisation of the
great   feudal  states,   with  the  relative
i general pacification which result -
,1 tnerafrwH    All these, and other ol-
: »-11| causes <-o-oi*rated to create s
iapi.1 d*\ ■ lepn" at of capital, th- m<>*t
i^tfect of ail (ormi of private proper-
ml.  It   miy  t«p averred,  the lis:.
the be*! proof adduclbte thai prop-
i nv i. not immutable and always the
|tam«   hut   that, on  the contrary. Ilk*
nil  material and  Intellectual  phenom-
ni.  it  Ittceeaaatly evolves snd passes
It'll,.ugh a series of forms which differ,
|bu- ore derived, from one snother.
M ir.kind. after passing through savin, rj and 1- udallsm, la now In
|T*i.. form of property la the truly lyp-
tl ..ne in modern society.   In no other
 ly  has  It existed  as  a  universal
r li.mlnanl fact.
Tht .'t-Hential condition of this form
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of property Is the exploitation of the
free producer, who
a fuct which Marx hut demonstrated
beyond refutation. Capital It based on
the production of commodities, 0n a
form of production In which a man
produces In view of the market, and
not for his own consumption, or that
of bis feudal lord or slave-owning master. Men bought and Hold In other so-
OiStles also, bu; It was the surplus
Btllil.-s tions which were exchanged.
In those societies, the laborer, slave or
serf was exploited, it Is true, but the
proprietor had at leant certain obligations. Th..- slave-holder, or feudal lord,
waa bound to feed bis human beaut of
burden, whether ht was able lo work
or not.
which now rest upon the free laborer,
it routed the Indignation of the good-
natured I'luiar.'h that Cato, the sour
moralist, rid himself of slaves grown
old and decrepit ln his service. What
would he have said of the- modern capitalist, who allows the workers that
have enriched him to starve or die In
the poor-house? In emancipating the
slave anil buinlman. it was
that the capitalist wished to bring
about, bui the liberty of capital, which
had lo In- discharged of all obligation
toward '.be workman
Political economists, who are but the
over-paid apologists of bourgeois society, have sought to Justify the tax
levied by capitalists on the produce of
labor In the shape nf Interest, rent,
prolit, Stc, by pretending that the capitalist renders useful service by his
abstinence, his administrative ability,
uiu] so forth If It was possible for
Adam Smith to defend this specious
proposition with some show of reason,
the  modern  economists should,  If they
would descry* ihe
S A LA It IKS     THKV    UH AW     FROM
Bet Ihelr wita In work to dtvlse tome.
thing leas palpably absurd than the
pretended usefulness of the capitalist
In he modern system of great mechanical production,
Mechanical   production   has robbed
the artisan of his technical skill and
tamed lb* wage-laborer into a servant
Of IhS machine; the capitalistic organisation of Industry has made a parasite
of the capitalist The parasitical nature of lhe capitalist Is rt-, ygiils 4 and
proclaimed by tlie creation of anonymous companies whose shares «nd obligations—tbe bourgeois tl:le« of property—pass from hand to hand, without
ixcrtltig nny Ial—MHOS on production—
their ownership changing a rtosen
times a day on the slock exchange
The Rockefellers, Morgana and other
financiers who control the stock mar-
less, practically demonstrate to the
r.st of the capitalists lhat they are
useless, by cheating them out of their
• hares   and     bonds   by   ttocfc-exchange
nrtndllng  and  other financial  devices,
and   by  accumulating  iu   their  strong
boxes   ihe   profits    derived    from  the
•-.real  organisms  of production.
In  thi* days when  lhe feudal baron
well In his fortified castle, In the
midst of his vassals, administering Justice to them In lime of peace, and donning armor and putting himself at the
head of hit men to defend them In
cases of Invasion, the feudal nobility
WM a f*lMI essentially useful and
which ll was impossible to suppr***;
but so toon a a relative tranquility
had been etabimhed In the country,
and as the '.owns and boroughs, converted Into strongholds, became capable of defending themselves, the
noble? cateed to be wanted, they abandoned their castles and betook themselves to the ducal, episcopal, royal
and Imperial courts, In which they
ended by becoming ii body estranged
from the nation, ami living 0Q It par-
usttlcally: that very moment their
doom was scaled. Though the nobility
In all European nations have not been
as brutally mowed down as they were
during the French revolution, they
have, nevertheless, forfeited their feudal privileges, mid btK-iltn* merged In
the rnnks Of lhe bourgeois, from whom,
at prevent, they only distinguish themselves by the absurdity of their aristocratic pretensions. In capitalistic nations, th<' nobility have disap|x*ared at
a. ruling BlMa The day that the capitalistic class
111 social production, the death warrant
of the order was signed: It remains
but to enCUtS the sentence pronounced by the economic phenomena, and
tbe capltnllsta who may survive the
ruin of their order will lack even the
grotesque privileges of the pedigreed
noblll'.y to Ponton* 'hem for the loet
grandeur of their **_» Machinery,
which hns killed thc nrtlflcer, will kill
tlle capitalist.
If you are looking for sausage do not
be discouraged by tho disclosures that
are being made of the Chicago meat
packers, but buy the home-made Nanaimo sausage.-Nanalmo Free Press.
The Vancouver World prints the
above clipping under thc assuring caption of "Same Here." In view of the
disclosures mnde by a resident of
Oreenwood. H (* relating to lhe
slaughtering of cholera-Infected hog*,
and selling the products, by P. Burnt
Company, tha people of the Bound-
will require something more than
newspaper guarantee of the purity of
their sausage.
what breed of pup a chancellor it, or
what sort of "tommy-rot" that kind
of a sermon may be, ls of little consequence alongside the disclosure that
the foul stink arising from the packing-house and other exposure*, and
which ia "nauseating the world" at
the "thought of ut," It due to the "foul
harpies of slander" lnatead of being
the natural body stench of capitalist
production. While It is a comfort to
know this lt will not altogether offset
the loss of -tens of millions of money
and the respect of mankind." especially thc money part of It.
Bote butcher Miles declares that several thousand of Uncle Sam's soldiers
were killed during the Spanish-American war from eating canned meats
pu: up by the Chicago packers. The
natives of the Philippines, South
Africa and other places should learn
a valuable lesson from thla Instesd
of fighting the white marauder with
bolos, spears and such primitive weapons, they should lay In a stock of
canned delicacies, welcome him with
open arms and Invite him to a banquet. They should, however, be very
careful to avoid partaking of any of
the canned  goods themselves.
It it an absurdity and a crying
abuse that the improvements of advancing civilization, the product of
human development in its entirety,
should only benefit those who, thanks
to their pecuniary position, arc able
to make their own, while on the other
hand thousands of industrious workmen and mechanics learn with anxiety and alarm that human intelligence has made a fresh discovery, by
which twenty and forty times as
much can be accomplished as by
hand, and that they consequently have
the prospect of being turned out of
doors as useless and superfluous.—
Another glorious victory haa been
achieved by British troops over the
rebel Zulus on the borders of Zululand,
South Africa. After most desperate
fighting all day on June nth, the rebels were defeated with a loss of 380
killed. The British losses were two
officers killed and several troopers
wounded. Thus civilisation goes
marching on. It waa, Indeed, a glorious victory.
The Seattle Times says:
"The Socialists of Washington have
put up a ttate ticket, and the beauty
of it it that as no one ever heard of
their candldatet before, It Is Impossible  to criticise them."
Yet, and It would be far better for
the reputation of the Republican and
Democratic parties If the bulk of their
candidates had never been heard of
either before  or after.
While the Blue Funnel liner Tydeus
was coming across ths Pacific a fine
salmon wat wathed en board during
a severe storm. It was found on the
forecastle head by one of the crew,
and subsequently furnished a "meal
for the officers' mess." The fellow that
found It dined on "salt-horst as usual.
Several of the largest firms In the
provision trade In London. Liverpool
and Manchester have amalgamated Into a $5,000,000 combine.    That's  good
The Socialist hat often been
squelched by the declaration of an
opnonent that "you cannot make people good by law." The proposed
meat intpectlon snd pure food lsws
arc expected to accomplish this, however, in the case of the packers and
other manufacturers and purveyors ot
food products. Those who expect
this are bigger fools than Thompson'* colt that swam the Mississippi
river to get a drink from a frog-pond
on the other side. The Socialist
knows that the evils complained of,
along with a multitude of others, are
inherent in the profit system and no
more amenable to human |awt than
thc movements of (he planets.
Force is the midwife of every old
society pregnant with a new one. It
i-. in itself an econqmic power—
The publishers of Upton Sinclair's
"The Jungle" announce that the book
is selling with increasing rapidity. It
is now in its sixty-fourth thousand.
It is being translated into ten foreign languages. The story is to be
dramatized and put upon thc boards
early in the coming fall.
As the wage of labor is paid from
the products of labor, it is as plain, as
a "pike-staff" that the working class
is an exceedingly good thing.
Bombs are now going out of fashion, at canned ham and "potted chicken" do the work equally well with less
destruction of property.
In spite of all of this talk about the
debts of nations and countries, the
working class should remember that
it owes nothine. lt has at all times
padd its own way in thc world. Since
the dawn of human slavery it has
paid a fancy price at that.
What has become of that once
famous "bamboozlcr," Chauncey M.
Depew? He seems to have as completely dropped out of sight as the
equally distinguished "Father Hag-
gerty." Perhaps he, too, got wheels
in his head. *..<
The Western Union Telegraph
Company is accused of selling information to pool room,, or, In other
words, aiding and abetting gambling.
Shocking! Shocking! More law and
more inspectors arc urgently needed.
Comrades Moyer and Haywood
have been denied a speedy trial,
which they asked for, assured of their
in ocence and acquittal. They have
been denict} bail, and will be compelled to remain in jail probably til!
Protest meetings should increase in
number every day till the trial. The
horrors of Russia have been surpassed by the McParlands. Goodings, McDonalds and thc mine owning and
Standard Oil criminals. No prisoner was ever spirited to Siberia with
more dispatch or secrecy than attended the kidnapping of Comrades
Moyer and Haywood from their
homes in  Denver, Colo., to  Idaho.
'•We   have   fallen   Into    a
mongerlng epoch.   The foul harpies of
SEX havo created »•«*££»£
lvlllsed world Is nauseated
It hat coat us
all of the c
at the thought of us.
tens ot millions of money and the re-
snect of mankind."
The above Is from a "boccnlaureate
sermon" delivered before a graduating
class at Syracuse University, recently,
by   Chancellor   Jan.es R. Day.   Jual
The steamer Spokane from Skag-
way, en route to Seal tie. was held
for some time in this port last week
in order lo keep lhe crew outside the
strike atmosphere of Puget Sound.
There was three-quarters of a million dollars in bullion on board,
brought down from the north. A
local daily paper tays: "This was
watched very closely all day aHd thc
protection was reinforced for the
night." This goes to show what a
shady reputation the Vancouver business" world postesset,
Thc wage-earners are not implicated in any of the insurance, railway,
beef trust and other looting and
grafting schemes that are now being
ventilated. Their wages are sufficiently ample to render them immune
against loot and graft.	
Among the surface workers at the
coal puts of England, 5,ojq were females, according to the official statistics for 1905. This was an Increase
of 416 over thc previous year. 225
women and girls were found among
the surface workers at the metalliferous mines.
It was announced recently that
capitalists intended to rebuild the city
of San Francisco. Now it is reported that 20,000 workmen are doing the
job. Just how they succeeded in
getting it away from the capitalists
is not stated.
As long at the means of production arc held as capital, the labor-
power of the working man must remain a commodity in the market subject to its inexorable law of supply
and demand. It is needless to add
that the working man's crop of misery will continue to increase under
such circumstances.
The ax mutt be laid to the root of
the tree. A healthy manner of life,
healthy employments and a healthy
education in the broadest sense of
the word, combined with the natural
gratification of natural and healthy
instincts, must be brought within the
reach of all. There is no solution
short of this.—Bebel.
Tbe Dominion Executive Committee
haa deckled to call for funda to be
used tor the purpose of pushing forward the work ol organizing such
parts of the Dominion of Canada as
have not yet been reached. There ts
o vast field to be covered which will
of necessity entail considerable expense. The necessary funds can, however, be obtained it 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
thc intention of the committee to
arrange trips, for one or more organisers, covering as large a section of
territory as possible. With energetic
action in the matter of raising funds
and Judicious application of tha Same*
by tlie committee a much needed
work may be carried out that will
bear fruit In future election campaign.-].
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The Glorious ltelgn of Profit-Making
as Depicted In the Dally Press. —
But Nary a Word for the Human
Wage-Slave   Victims   Who Suffer
the Torments of Hell ln thc Process
of Wealth Production.
The sponsors of capitalism—which
Is based upon the unpaid toll of the
workers—should be exceedingly proud
of the reflection of their glorious profit-mongering,  as    evidenced    In the
daily    press.    Thousands    of    Bcare-
heada, proclaiming   scandals, corruption, prostitution, usury, suicide, adulteration, swindle, crimes against property,  procuring,   ln   fact    everything
that goes to show the beatitudes and
practicability of capitalist civilisation.
But amid all the    howl from this
sanctimonious aggregation—the bourgeois—not a whisper is heard of the
condition  of  the    great    wage-slave
class.    For Instance, a few days ago
one reads:
Harry B. Walmsley, champion of
pure food ln the last Missouri Legislature, and for fifteen years Inspector
for the Missouri underwriters, who
has been ln every room of every
packing-house ln the state, not once,
but many times, and ought to speak
by the card, says: "Fifty par cent of
the deaths occurring ln this country
are the direct result of impure and
dishonest foods. The packers are not
alone to blame. It is practically Impossible to get any pure food ln this
Following this statement is a list,
over a column in length, of specific
charges. When one remembers that
this middle-class can at least secure
the best food there is on the market,
what about the poor devils who are
forced to buy cheap trashy stuff, eat
at cheap restaurants, and sleep ln
dives that no self-respecting dog
would feel at home ln? And when
one adds on top of this the fact that
the working class created every last
atom of food on earth, a faint Idea of
the gigantic swindle perpetrated upon
that class every day of their lives is
So long as the working class, by
voting the old-party ticket, which
everywhere stands for the perpetuation and protection of capital, continue
to do so they are merely reaping their
just reward. But, unfortunately for
the socialist, the working-class must
rise or fall as a class. The socialist
must take his medicine along with
the rest. He cannot free himself.
But it bi this material motive—aye,
selfishness—which makes the socialist movement what it is and must be.
It cannot fail. Delay means what we
see, feel and endure now; a prolongation of present society means extinction. Self preservation is said to be
the fundamental law of nature. If
so, the socialist ls on the winning
The present revolution, through
which we are passing, will result ln
the food and transportation trusts,
and all other collective property, be
Ing converted Into the property of
those who do the world's work. Production will not be carried on for
profit; but for the use and satisfaction of human desires. The "incentive" to swindle, in other words, will
be removed.
Here we are on the threshold of
socialism,' with old capitalism tumb
ling of its own weight, and some
people are still presenting that tired-
feeling expression and reminding us
that "Oh, It's all right, but lt will
never come in our time."
The transition from capitalist property to "socialist" property is to take
place very soon. It behooves the
working class to see that only representatives who understand their needs
and requirements are elected to office
from this date. To deal with matters
of such import to the workers, men
placed ln the Administrative Board
must be thoroughly acquainted with
Just what process Is going on In hu
man society to-day. They must be
armed with a knowledge of the historical basis and mission of the slave
class. Without this, and a thorough
grasp of capitalist economics, no man
Is In a position to deal Intelligently
and correctly with the problems now
confronting the workers of the world.
with Interests opposed to his own and
expects laws written ln his interest,
is a likely candidate for an asylum.
Capitalist jurists are doing what they
are hired to do. And doing lt well.
If the workers don't like the law, as
written, Interpreted and administered
by their bosses, then for heaven's
sake let them quit belly-aching, and
get out on election day and send men
to office who will write laws to suit
them. And In turn hire '.'jurists" who
will work Just as eagerly for whoever
pays the bill. It's about time the
worklngclast- shut up; ceased whining,
growling, bickering, snarling and
making asses of themselves altogether. Let them rise from their bended
knees, quit begging for crumbs, petitioning for their own, and, like men,
not as commodities, demand and take
possession of the law-making powers;
and then get busy. There's lots to do.
The time to start ln ls now. The time
to strike the blow ls next election
Not the Hand That lUiyks the Cradle,
But the Haiul that Writes the Law.
pnten.'a .strikebreaker takes the
Place qf the union man, who is seeking better conditions or Increased
wages, he violates no statutory law.
When the striking workman seeks to
Induce the strikebreaker to join with
him In his attempt to secure this betterment, the law Is outraged and the
striker must pay the penalty. Such
ls the opinion of some of the Jurists of
"free" America.—Typo. Journal.
Law Is not written for the purpose
of settling squabbles between peddlars
of the commodity labor-power. Law
is the Instrument of a ruling class.
Used to keep the ruled class ln subjection. Law Itself Implies this.
Then why be so foolish as to expect
the rulers to make laws governing
themselves or Interfering with their
business of fleecing labor? When the
"striking workman," along with the
"strikebreaker," get sense enough In
their fool,, heads to write their own
law they will have a kick coming If
It doesn't, suit them. But a workman
who is crazy enough    to elect men,
What's the matter with the B. C.
-c.clallsts holding their provincial convention this Fall? There seems to be
•ood reason for it this year—funds or
no funds. Any three Locals can take
the necessary Initiative by requesting
such a meeting.
A Factor Towards Emancipation.
Answers to Correspondents.
A comrade asks "News and Views"
how the proposed "I. W. W." members intend to "go on strike and stay
at their posts," as asserted by advocates of this latest commodity movement. Give lt up. Address your
queries to Daniel LeLeon or Father
Haggerty, who are said to be eminent
authorities on all such anarchistic
waste of energy.
P. H., Greenwood, B. C.—Don't be
too hasty. Tou jumped the Clarion
once before, Just after Debs' termed
your "P. P. P." "a Jar of mixed
pickles." How near was the Clarion
right then? Pin not your faith to
anything short of a movement which
seeks to overthrow capitalist property, as such, and abolish forever
wage slavery and all that tho both
imply. Such Is the mission of the
Socialist Party. Stick to material
things and political action. This is
no time in the revolution for idealogi-
cal fantasies, such as the I. W. W.
Mr. W. H. Marcon, of Victoria,
writes: Sinclair's Jungle Book. This
remarkable book, depicting not only
the filthy conditions of the Chicago
packing-houses, but also the cruel
grind of the beef trust ln Its Insatiate
greed for profits and dividends, also1
shows In a most forceful and plain-'
spoken manner the brutality of the
masters to the employees, and the sore
straits the latter are put to hold their
positions, men, women and Utile children forced through economic necessity to sell their vitality, their lives,
and their virtue, In order to obtain tbe
means of existence.
Its revelations have caused President
Roosevelt to appoint a government Inquiry, which has more than proved the
assertions made by Sinclair, consequently the European governments are
now demanding strictest Inspection,
and the people of the United (Hates
are not only horrified to know whnt
they have been eating, but are ashamed at the revelations.
Hearst newspapers have paid a large
sum for the privilege of republishing
the book ln their daily papers to Upton
Sinclair, who ls of course a staunch
Socialist; and well he might be, for
Its just such flagrant work there and
here that ls making Socialists by the
Many with whom I have conversed
on the matter seem more concerned
with the Idea of decaying food going
Into their own stomachs, than with the
full force of the lesson to be learned,
and the horrors of life for that class
who have to sell their labor power and
seek the means of subsistence.
Capitalism, as it would be, is here
depicted ln all Its depravity, and yet
many cling most tenaciously to the
system that Is bound to produce just
such results. I would suggest that
each minister read the book and give
a sermon with tt as a text.
Remember that here in Canada we
have ln fact no Inspection of slaughter
houses, and there Is nothing to prevent
diseased meats being palmed off on us,
too—If dollars are to be sand to the
dealer, the public are apt to suffer.
Let all  read the book.
H. W., Berlin, Ont.—For the sake
of argument or peace I'll admit all
vou say of Jesus Christ. I might
just as well believe you as to find
proof to the contrary. And it doesn't
enter into our proposition at all; so no
matter. But your statement that
"Christ was the true Socialist," gives
me the colic. You might just as well
assert that Christ was the true electrician, or locomotive driver, captain
of industry or any of the things only
possible after these long years of evolution and constant change. From
what little I can learn of the man
Christ he belonged to tbe proletarian
of his day, and while holding down
his occupation as a carpenter (so different to his present-day vulgar imitations) espoused the cause of the
dispossessed, attacked the ethics of
his day; bumped Into the then ruling
class Interests; was summoned, tried
and sentenced to be nailed to a cross
between two other of his class, who
had committed some crime against
property. It Christ were with us today, and still a revolutionist, he
would probably be shanghalled out
of one State into another In the dead
of night, by Thlel detectives on a
special train; thrust Into prison without a trial, and Instead of being nailed up, hung up. At least there is
reasonable evidence about us to presuppose  this assumption.
Com. R. W. Northey, Ollalla, B. C,
writes "News and Views"* encouragingly of the socialist movement in
that locality. An Appeal to Reason
protest, with 1*4 signatures, was forwarded to the P. O. at Ottawa on May
13th. This as a result of the Clarion's
good work. Com. Northey recently
supplied the local Dllly World
with three articles, defending the socialist position. In conclusion the
gld Kootenay comrade says: " • *
[ave. lately been too busy to do any
extended Writing, and* from now to
November.I shall be up In the mountains mining. * * Hang on to socialism, my son. It will come, and
you and I will both live to see lt.
yours as ever,   R. W. Northey."
"How 'additional capital' originated
we know perfectly well. There Is not
one single atom of Its value that does
not owe Its existence to unpaid labor.
The means of production with which
the additional labor-power is Incorporated, as well as the necessaries
with which the laborers are sustained, are nothing but component parts
of the surplus product, of tbe tribute
annually exacted from the working
class by the capitalist class, though
the latter with a portion of that tribute purchases the additional labor-
power even at Its full price, so that
equivalent Is exchanged for equivalent,
yet the transaction is for all that only
the old dodge of every conqueror who
buys commodities from the conquered
with the money he has robbed them
of."—Karl Marx.
Victoria,  June 19th,  190«.
To the Editor of the Clarion.
Dear Comrade,—1 am Instructed to
send this news Item to you. Thc sec
ond meeting of the Victoria Interna
tlonal Socialist Club, the purpose of
which Is to make arrangements for
sneakers, distribution of literature and
the spread of the propaganda of Socialism In as many ways as possible, was
held on Sunday afternoon, June 17th,
at the home of Comrade V. Sleut'T. 12
North Road, and at which four new
members were enrolled.
The next meeting of the club Is  to
be held on Sunday, June 24th, at 3 p.
m., at Comrade J. Russell's, 6 Bod well
Street, where any one desirous of join
ing this organisation wtll be made wel
A. E. CLAYTON, Secretary.
That Settled It.
"Why do you think the plaintiff In
sane?" a witness, exsmlned as to some
body's mental condition, was asked by
the counsel at a trial.
"Because," replied the witness, "he
Is continually going about asserting
that he Is the Prophet Mohammed."
"And pray, sir," retorted the learned gentleman of the wig, "do you think
that when a person declares he Is the
Prophet Mohammed that Is a clear
proof of his Insanity?"
"I do."
"Because," answered the witness, re
garding his questioner with easy complacency, "I happen to be the Prophet
Mohammed   myself."—Tit-Hits.
All He Needed.
A number of Wall Street mea at
luncheon one day were discussing the
remarkable ability of a certain operator In the street to weather any financial storm.
"Why,"   said  one  of  the  financiers,
"that chap's a wonder.   I don't know
how many times they've have had him
against the  wall, yet  he always con
trlves  to get  away."
"I heard It said," observed another,
"that Blank ls resourceful enough to
make a living on a desert Island.
"Yea, he could do that, too," affirmed the first speaker, " lf there was another man on the Island."—Harper's
So Different.
The war  against tainted meat pro
mlsea to be considerably more effective
than the  war against tainted money.
—New York Sun.
We are opposed to having a small
percentage of labor men run the entire laboring class In a high-handed
and authoritative manner. As now
constituted labor unions can not long
stand. Either they must reform
themselves or they will cease to exist, as they are now unfair and unjust, and the honest workingman can
not long be subject to oppression without rising In revolt. I want every one
of the 800 ministers here to accept
this as his creed and preach tt. I am
stating the position of the Methodist
church to-day at this conference.—
Bishop C. C. McCnbe, at Brooklyn, N.
Y„ Sunday, April 8.
Vancouver, B. C. June 19th. WA-
Present Comrades Stebbing*-. Dales.
Pritchard, McKenzle, Org. Kingsley
and the Secretary.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
The following correspondence was
dealt with:
From Comrade T. J. Hughes, Guelph,
Ont.; Comrade R. Wude, Port Harvey:
Comrade R. V. Warren, Wetasklwln;
and Comrade T. B. Huestls, Nova S o-
Prov. Exec. Com., stamps, etc.. ..Ill wi
R. Wade, organising fund    BQ0
*   S.18.00
A  warrant  was   ordered drawn for
I4.n0  to    the    secretary   for expenses,
postage, stationery, etc.
._   MORGAN. •
Cascade Beer sells all
Queen Beer Over the
Ale and Stout    Coi-"%
Specially Recommended.
Regular Business Meeting, June 19.
Present Comrades Stebbings (Chairman), Kingsley (Organiser), Morgan.
Pritchard and the SecreUry.
Credentials were presented for Comrade George Dales aa member of the
Provincial Executive, and Comrade
Dales was seated.
Minutes ot the previous meeting
were read and approved.
Warrants were authorised for the
following sums:
Due Stamps and Charter 111.00
Printing for Comrade llawthorn-
thwalte's tour 10.00
Telegrams, etc., (Comrade Lewis'
tour)    2.75
Communications were read from
Comrade Hawthornthwaite, Vancouver
Local, Nanaimo Local, Fernie Local,
Kamloops, Sandon, Ronnlngton Falls,
Orand Forks, Moyte and Enderby.
An application for a charter was received from Bonnlngton Falls. The
charter waa granted and secretary Instructed ln  thc matter.
Comrade Hawthomthwalte's tour
was discussed, and a special meeting
of ths Provincial Executive ordered for
the afternoon of June 2tth to make
final arrangements.
The secretary was instructed to have
printed GOO campaign fund receipt
Comrade Dales was elected treasurer.
Charter fee (Boundary  Falls)..   ..$5 00
C. R. Roblee (organising fund).... 1.00
ToUl $600
D. G. McKENZIE, Secretary.
A number of Locals having failed to
turn In thc monthly report for May.
secretaries arc urgently requested to
send In June reports when due, as the
Provincial Secretary would like to get
In touch with nil the locals In the
Provincial Secretary.
Regular HutUm-m Meeting, June IHili.
Comrade Garvle was appointed to
the chair.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and adopted.
Two new members were admitted,
and two applications for membership
were received.
Warrants were ordered drawn for
the following sums:
Printing   Lecture  Guides f 6.00
Rent of Sulllvnn Hall. June 17..   3.50
Rent of Grand Theatre, June 2t.. 15.00
Space ln Western Clarion    2.00
Due Stamps    3.50
Literature Agent    1.20
Reports were received from the organiser and various committees. The
auditing committee reported having
audited the books of the Local and
found them correct.
Comrade Kingsley was appointed
chairman for comrade Hawthomthwalte's meeting.
The financial secretary's report  waa
received,  showing    the    following  receipts:
Collected  at  propaganda   meeting,
June 17 $4.80
Literature sales 1.20
Dues «.«)
Total $11.60
Financial Secretary.
Despite labor's protest against Inaction, It does not appear that congress
has made much progress with the
various measures, these proposed laws
resting securely and safely In the custody of the various committees to
which they are assigned.
The railroads, the food frauds, Ihe
packinghouse Interests, all havs their
legislative champions, and consequent
protection or Immunity.
Labor asks relief from burdensome,
unjust and oppresslvel aws.
But labor unfortunately Is not In politics.—Typographical Journal.
Do you know that you eat 42 poisons
ln every dinner you eat, on the average?
So says Harry B. Walmsley, pure
food expert of Kansas City, and t**e
man behind the pure food bill In the
last session of the legislature.
Every restaurant bill of fare bears
on Its face tho proof of food adulterations, says Ur. Walmsley.
Here are the various foods and the
way they are poisoned, according to a
statement by Mr. Walmsley:
Butter—Covered with coal tar dyes.
Meat—-You know all about the moat.
Lard—Used In frying meat—made
from diseased hogs—or men.
Catsup—Full of salicylic acid, colored
with coal tar dyes.
Bread—Full of alum.
Coffee—Full of copper salts.
Tea—Full of copper salts.
Pepper—Always Impure; full of co*
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
Telephone 429
Cor. Abbott CL\ Cordova SU. Old Cos. Building.
coanut shells, sawdust and clay.
Vegetables—All      Impregnated
various coat tar dyes.
Rosy Apple— Made rosy with coal tar
New Potatoes—Freshened up from
old potatoes with alum water, after
being scraped.
"Hulf of lhe deaths In the Unltsd
States ure the result of Impure foods,"
sild Mr. Walmsley. "It Is practically
Impossible to get pure food In this
country."—Chicago American.
Tills ls getting tiresome. Every person with wind enough In his lungs to
mates a "holler," lei* out a yelp about
something lhat Is net worth hollering
about. Suppose a few dangerous adulterants nnd poisons arc mixed up with
food products In order to muke them
more presentable and saleable. Thers
Is nothing ln that to kick about. In
fact It should be approved by every believer ln the present system of production. IToflt is the motive of capitalist production, and whatever lends
to expedite the How of It Into the coffers of the proflttnonger !s commend*
able in the extreme. Thut a lot of
peopls nre foolish enough to die because a little profitable ixilsoii Is put
In   their food Is sutely   no fault of the
profltmonger, Bucb wetkUngs are better out of the way anyhow What Is
wanted is people so tough us lo bs lm-
psrvlons to "mis o n, so thnt the maximum   of   profit   ran    be    made   In   lhe
manufacture and sals «f   t---,i stuffs
without having the landscape marred
with upturned toes. I^-l us be reasonable about these matters, and Instead
uf demanding pure food laws, demand
that he who gives up the ghost be-
ciiuite of poison In his food, when such
poison hns been placed there for to
honorable a purpose us profit, be declared a dangerous anarchist, who
would, by such violent and reprehensible means, destroy the very foundations of society. This baneful tendency to give up the ghost because of
a little poison In food should be stopped by law, before every one diet and
the market for our foodstuffs destroyed.
This is Our
without reservation of nny im-l
The choice uf hundred*, ol waft ,+
imrbly tailored aad limit I. ■ I, i» %.
lotted $15 to 930 Suits fur
Full and complete lines in almost
every style — garments that »«■
made to sell at almost t«i<e V*
prices now oaked tor them are ben
In a profusion of styles and fabrics.
Mover before was our claim. "It
giv* most lor your money," k> cles*-
lv  demonstrated.
Ml Unan Ureal
Second Hand Oealer
Cook S loves and Tools t
We buy and sell alt kinds of
scrap instal, old tns-b'D-ty
rubber,  sacks, bottles, etc.
Storea—138 Cordova St.. _.,
hardware 4 Junk. 101 l'ow'H
St.. new add second-hand furniture.
One of the Chicago dallies has discovered that "unusual, If not unprecedented procrastination hus marked the
proceedings of the prosecution" In the
case of John It Walsh, the notorious
t'hlcago bank-wrecker. Similar procrastination has been evidenced In the
cuse of the officers of the Western Federation of Miners, who ure Illegally
held In Jail at Caldwell, Idaho. Procrastination not only appears to Im a
"thief of time," but also a handmaid of
"Justice" nf the capitalist brand.
Justice being blind, however, could not
reasonably be expected lo move with
any pronounced rapidity.
llryun aays "what Is good In Social-
Ism will Inevitably coun-; what Is bad
will be rejetced." It's different with
capitalism, Hilly. Thc bad In It Inevitably comes, and there In no good
to reject.
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