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Published in the Interests of the Working Class Alone.
Vancouver, B. C, Saturday, August 12, 1905.
Subscription Price   fji  am
F*a v«*« 31.UO
Writer on fne "Appeal" Staff Sticks Clou to Facts
I Out nf '
ocean of confusion   and
nonsense,   poured     out
rough tl'-' channels of the labor and
Ipclallsl  pre«a
in  regard
either the
t o      t rode
     old or  the
ojoiiisin    1	
v galvanized type,   it is a i«>si-
to discover the follow-
cusoning from the
v, ploasufo
h 1,11 rn' *«">°
! 0, |-red l»   Warn*, in the issue
lh, Appeal t" '«"»"»•» ,,f Au«' 5-
m,    There is more    log"' I"   ''.
„,„', though  the article  is.   than  in
L i)(|h,. iioinliastic  productions     of
agnltudlnous galaxy  of s,,uiiit
who are continually and
engaged   in arranging
short-cuts     0 paradise,
^      .,„ industrial 'leid   nut   * torn
w„i,ii Iroin c-nier lo isire i o'- tbee
,,,, 1,,,,1,-ries   .f .uprme p./f,.,,,
|d consequently, economic power in
js of th'' capitiihrt --las*
shun- Comrade Debs' en-
over the    organization of
ial  Workers of the  World,
|ndlcatcd by  his article in     this
,-k's Appeal.
«nh jobs    can     be organized
ro n  fighting machine which   can
led to wrest concessions from the
fcployers;   but—
full, 11 un\  considerable  portion   of
milking population  is'unable  to
|d employment, or when the job lie-
uncertain bv reason of the em-
In 1 11111
L^t freaks.
11 rotinot
njwra inability to find a market
■ the goods which his employes
jdnco,  Hun   orgoni/tttion   becomes
|A I'luiici- nt the history of the Am-
Kederation of l^ibor will bring
ll thin fact.     The  past   twenty-five
hns been one of prodigious   in-
lirlai development  nnd expansion,
|rii,«l from  the standpoint  of     the
liiimi-ri'ial  pirate.
development continued mun
^ruptedly, except during the flurrj
1898, when the embryo captains
[industry stubbed their toes on the
jcks ul 'ovi-r-priwliirtion." lAffier
Iking breath, the "System" com-
\mn\ operations in earnest, until
Ida) wo lind arrayed against the
|Drkine class n matchless and sup-
organization that works lik« a
lairii-il iirin\
JDiirintr the csrly period of this ex-
|b«ioii ul capitalism, little real at-'
ptiun hus given to the labor pro*
em. The individual <-api»oli«t was
] inii-nt mi milking tilings hum thut
len confronted b.v a threatened
.iii-. hi- was uilling to make run-
plans, Warning full well that if a
riki- should occur his competitors
ii'ilil BUjp in and take his business
til h.' would lie mined. Hence
fcik- unionism grew, not so much on
Jrowit uf its strength, but on ac-
1'iui ol tho weakness of the capi-
liitt, Since that time the ca|«i-
(liMs have gone far in perfecting
prplans of organization. It is no
tow lhe capitalist, single-bnndud,
hting the trades unions on the one
iii   and   his competitors on the
IV Chicago Teamsters' strike furl's an Illustration of the manner
ahich the employing interests, nl-
lUgh noiinnnlly competitors, .stand
fther And' back of this loose
fnniziition for offensive nnd defon-
'" operations, stands the colossus
"li: TRUST. The swift manner
Which the beef trust put the but-
rs out of tin- running is a recent
•tuple of the,trust methods, while
I steel strike and the coal strike
'"tplify modern capitalist methods
•Wllhlg with the problem of Into! th,- mil, of the thing lies in the
j*ln«" army of unemployed. The
"""tig diagram, based on the lig-
■ returned by the 18fl<> and 1900
reports, nnd the eighteenth
""«i report of the Department of
!""'■ Will  make  this point  clear.
"walagram shows that   in   lKW.
l*'1' cent, ,,f ,|u. worker! were em-
1,11 httl   n   part of   the    time;    H.r>
"II   of the   time.      In   1900,
So long as the American Federation of Labor could secure for its
members n "fair share ' of the wealth
thoy produced and the capitaliat.
bud no jobs to give out, organized
labor increased lis membership. Hut
Capitalism has hit the high places
and is on the decline, nnd the jobs
are disappearing.
Improved machinery—less men.
increased Immigration—more cou,-
|M-t,tioll   for  jobs.
foreign markets contracting—fewer
These constitute the problem which
now confronts the working class. It
is u political problem and can be
solved only by resort to political
methods. Prom this time on the advantages to be gained by the organisation of labor'on ihe economic field
will not pay the cost, 'this is !><•-
ing demonstrated every day, and it
will become plainer as the months
roll by.
The promoters of-industrial Unionism recognize this fact, Init. have
pledged themselves in their preamble
to not affiliate with any political
party. If the workers nre to be
brought together on the economic
field nnd on the political field, as
proposed by the I. W. W., how i« it
to be done will,out affiliating with
any political party — unless n new
working class is organized? This
would suit the capitalist politicians,
(lotween the industrial unionism
which proposes to fight, on the |«ili-
ticnl. field. Independent of the Sicial-
ist party, nnd the trades union
which divides its political power between   the  old pint ies.   there  is littl*
it should do, but recruiters defend
themselves by asserting that there is
plenty of employment for youtgman
and that the field is much .iiore restricted thnn formerly. Rirdgritl in
hns also played its part in depleting
towns and villages, ,,mi tb^ .aprcs-
sions of the late war hav-e hot died
out in England. The s,»eii.a In of
the neglected ex-soldier deters i> anvil  youth  from joining tha urxny
Every endeavor is ,,, :,. --h |,- to
attract men, und tho glitter nf wallet uniforms is to be used to the
full, and khaki put away out of
sight, except in training cainj.s Ite-
giments  ure  to  recruit   specially    !'• r
themselves, and extra leave, plain
clothes and other privileges will probably  be given.
The honor uttnehed to b-iiug a
I'rince s "fusileer," or a I'ci.e's
"own." has not only been n doubtful, Inn a mistaken one. 'lhe uni-
forms oi' such, nnd all others who
• til'.-• in the trade of human butchery, will ere long be looked upon for
-aluii ii really is, a luulg<> of shame.
The uniform of murder will not b*
worn by (lie human being possessed
of th.- instincts of common decency,
except un.li r compulsion. I'pon this
Western continent, there is no valid
excuse for wearing it at ull.
Now York Olitrlct Attorney Oooi Not ComMer tho* Entirely Bad
According to "Wilshiro's" District
Attorney .lerrome, of New York,
gave utterance to the following, during a recent  speech in Kansas:
By Murray E. King in "Ct,m,r.oit Sense"
li/.utioii of management and control.
The mobilization of cupital into the
vust holdings termed "trusts'1 marks
the step made necessary in.order
that the Owners of the'means ofmo-
"Ail this talk about the trusts and dern wealth production, might econ-
their evils should be taken with mo- omically operate their industries and
deration. No man who sits in tho j turn the proceeds where they pro-
game knows more of the practices of | perly belong into the pockets of the
trusts than   I,  und  I say  there isn't  owners.
a thing the Trusts have touched but | Of course, the "complexion of our
that they have cheapened. Don't go ' political life is largely the reflex of
off half-cocked on the subject of.our social and business life. ; And
trusts. i "l"'  social  and  business  life  in' turn
"Despicable a man as Mr. Hocke-, is a reflex of the fundamental basis
feller is—and no man has heard me . of modern civilization. Modern civ-
palliate the iniipiity of his character ilization is a capitalist civilization,
—look  about   you  and examine    into , AH social and industrial institutions
safety and
iippet Ites.
The critical situation arising out
of the mutiny of the crew of the Potemkin of the Russian Blade Boa
fleet contains valuable lessons for tho
members of the working class.   For 'accomplished iu
the methods of your local merchants.
Observe the methods they adopt toward competition. That's commerce. Tbut's   whnt   war  is,   and
the satisfaction  of    their
A  committee of     Social
nun    actuated   b.v  high
and fearless aims, boarded the vessel [Sit's.    what      business is.     It isn't
armed  with  revolvers.     All   that was  right,   but   it  exists,  and  it  doesn't
ihe name of revolu- Lxist nlon(. witn Mr. Rockefeller,
were   tion   wns  accomplished   at   the  point |    -.|  suv  ,|u. complexion of our poli-
are sIiujm-iI and determined by capitalist property. The fundamental
basis of capitalist property- is wage-
slavery,  hence,   wage-slavery  becomes
i the basis of present society and its
institutions.     Slavery,     no     matter
I whether chattel, feudal or wage, is a
loathsome  thing.     So  long   as  slav-
two    weeks six   hundred men
masters of    a situation    which   they | of  these    weapons.       When  Admiral 'tjcai  (uVis  largely  the reflex  of "our JOT remains the basis of human   so-
could  have ut   any  time made  use of Kruger  Steamed  into  the  bay     with   social   and   business   life.     The    evil i ciety,   the  political,   social  and  busi-
to launch the long desired revolution   the entire     ■"    ' "    •    -' '   ■ • ■
against the Onr, but through Ignor-(thfl influence of the Social Democra- u rotten spot shows up here you can
nnee and the unconsciousness of class tl<! committee, the whole fleet was depend u|>on it that lhe taint ex-
interests they missed the greatest op- 'defied nnd hastily steamed away, !tends through other departments.
porlunity that ever came the way of tearing a general mutiny. 'The situa- jilt's be just n moment, even to
men. The facts seem to be ns foi-.tion wus now in the nanus of the auch a man as John l». Rockefeller.
lows:    The crew of the Potemkin sent   uiul (nners.    Hut ignorance and the ah   Look
social   .
Black    Sea tleet, through  m our affairs is not sporadic.  When j nens   institutions which are its  reflex,
will be equally loathsome. The
"rotten" spots that Jerome notices, and which nre breaking out
upon the surface of human society
with such increasing fredjuency are
but the surface indications of the rot
ten foundation below. A civilization builded upon Klavery must heeds
bring forth rottenness. "An evil
tree cannot bring forth good fruit."
Jerome's view is a sensible one as
far ns it  goes, whether he recognizes
your  own  merchants,     and
one   of their   number to the captain 'sence of any actuating motive proved 'ask    yourself    whether they, if they
asking  for   better  food.     The  latter, their  undoing.        The  revolutionists 'had     acquired     a
to enforce     dis-
found   it   impossibli
L'ipline, Hopeless disorder followed [with it than he."
■th« initial triumph. The revolting: it js quite T |dt
crews   of  other  ships were  no  better
quired     a   small   part  of his
would  have been more gentle
a   man,   even
easure to run across
among    the political
•hoice for the
in n lit of rage, shot the petitioner,
When the crew asked that their former delegate bo buried with the honors of war,  the captain had his body
thrown into the sea. What merciless JofIS Their ancient slave habits re- henchmen of capital, who has a suf-j'hnt the means of wealth production
treatment and murder had failed to j asserted themselves and they begged jficient insight into present day af- must be stripped of their capitalist
arouse in the mariners, this viola-ito be taken back and forgiven. After'fairs to be able to see that those [character by being made the collec-
uion    of custom succeeded  in doing, in  useless cruise,  part of the crew of !particular  phenomena  uguinst   which itiv<; property of all  the people,  and
the  wage   sysfctm  abolished,   if     tho
Life   of
a   Soldier   Not
Cracked  Up To
As evidence of the growing recognition of th.- degrading nature of the
soldiers calling, mid nn awakening
antipathy among tlie common people, against a military life, the following dippings from an Eastern
daily paper
11 Hi.,
■ tent,
' """""'i employed a part of   the
""•I Increased to 22 per   cent..,
jOso employed  all   of the  time,
!!lll"» t" 7« per cent.     In 1903,
' ""Ployed  a  part of the     time
''"luted 49.8 per cent, nnd those
WW nil of the time had dwindl-
" DU.a (mi- cent.—Editor (Marion)1
''I 86 per cent  of the   working
. "'on    was   steadily employed
""Wi'ut the year, as indicated by
"iis-iis of  I8i>0,   trades organizu-
J «";••' easily effected
Whim   the
portion    of    the working
'"ti was reduced  to 78    \mr
"* in   Dion,   greater   iHlbVully
,„,. v,l;'l'"'n I  I"  making  the   de-
V a"'" "niun Btietb
lfli'i»   1 Uf in
tor- ■ great trades   union
• ion of the machine
the employing    class
tnen.     Today  the    trusts
fiPJns beth won
i " ">•* perft
'""• trust
p. ww men. Today the trust!
I, '"'' «'0rk ,,r the United States
a.lii hulf ""he working class
hm '"'".'"V'*'. When capitalism
^a point where it has no jobs,
. »u» in /at ions lose membership
' "'•t'li-nn    Federation „f  Labor
« 1;' o'°00 ni..miM.rs in 1908.
,, Wnr 1,!l(io,000. If the truth
L mn, tho figures would not
V Sj-MMl a half millions.
'tins / , )rk commlsMloner of In-
niimls' ,HH'"'(1 1,iH r«l»"rt tor the
™h« ending April 1, 1»0S. He
Used i"iSS ,he niemborshlp of <u-
'i'orXwv0? the fltBtpof 17'"
100 ' oth«r cities from 500
tiered. That the
trade Of the hired murderer is falling
into disrepute is a happy augury for
the future. It heralds the approach
of the day when peace shall ha\e
came to her oi'.'n. and war with its
degradations and horrors shall lie
no more:
"Number 1 Company, R. C. R., I
stationed ot Wolsaley Barracks, is
to contribute thirty-lour men lor the j
garrison al Halifax, . Col. McDou-
gall, the commanding officer received
orders yesterday from Ottawa to
have that number in readiness to
leave in the morning for Toronto,
where the men will join a contingent
which is to go from Stanley Barracks.
The  departure  of   the  squad     from
London will leave No. l Company
with only thirty-seven officers and
men whereas the authorized strength
of the company is one hundred. The
parade state of the company yesterday showed only ~l names, although
it should have contained Hi>. The
deficiency is due to desertions which
have occurred during the Inst Couple
of ivecks. The cause of so many
men taking French leave is said to
have been the possibility of being
selected for garrison duty at Halifax.
Berlin.—Kighty thousand deserters
from the German army are now living in England, Holland and Bel-
glum, enduring privation, oven starvation, in preference to suffering the
brutalities of the German military
service. This is one of the statement
which Artnur Nowakowski, himself a
deserter, mokes in his book, "The
Lost Army." which is now creating
a  sensation  throughout  the Empire.
The book is a terrible Indictment
Of the brutality of the German military system, ami is a combination of
Nowiikowski's own personal e\|K'ii-
ences, graphically telling tho systematic cruelty which drove him to desertion from an infantry regiment,
where lie was serving as a private
across the frontier Into Switzerland
last yoor, and the tales of his fellow deserters whom he encountered
ill  Switzerland.   France,   Holland nnd
The author insists that the majority  of  deserters  he  met   were     forced
to lie* by the abuse*, of German militarism, and that the privations thoy!
endure nnd oven starvation are far
perforable lo Ihe Ill-treatment they
were subjected to while members of
the (lerman army.
Sixteen thousand Gorman deserters-
he asserts, are now serving in the
French foreign legions in Algeria
and Madagascar, places to which no
man but one who cares nothing for
his life will go.
London,—The army council ts great,
ly worried over the serious falling ol*
iii recruiting lhat hns occurred during the Inst six months, and a searching Inquiry Into tlie causes has
boon instituted. "The tuirlh of England centres in particular have failed in tin- supply, and such places as
Bristol,   Birmingham,    Heading  nnd
Portsmouth have dropped nw'iiy by
much more thai obo-hajf of their average totals.
The quarter ending with March
usually the best one in
recruiting, but, despite
ter several recruiting 'erg-'nnf were
unable to enlist n single man, The
summer, so far, is unusually bad.
The wur office is suggesting that
the recruiting staff is not     irking as
jund killed most of them.      ihe inler-
.It   Is jesting situation of a mutinous crow
suddenly finding  itself  in  possession
lof one of the most   formidable  ii/.;ht-
v|ing machines, presented   tsell,   Never
did    men    lace such an opportunity,
The entire Russian fleet -..is , u   the
verge of mutiny;  by a  sing!.-    nci   of
Imasterful boldness the ..ire fleet
could have been alienated, dishorn,
in Odessa and other oorK. the
flames of revolution were raging, but
the unarmed mobs wore bul
idown by thousands by 'lie
The  enraged  men,   seized  by  a  com-  the  Potemkin  deserted  to  escape the f'aurface   skimmers"   ure crying   out,
mon Impulse, rushed upon tlie officers ,policy    urged  b.v    the Social  Demo-jure  but.  legitimate  out-growths      of
crats,  and the remainder surrendered  causes    that     lie   beneath  the  social
to the Roumanian government. These  and  business  institutions of  the uge.
mutineers will go down in history us!    Mr.   Jerome  hints  thut    whut    the
mere      deserters     and  pirates,   where | "trusts"  do  upon a  large scule,  and
they tiii^iit huve won immortal glory iwhich  so  arouses  the  ire of  the cas-
Two great   lessons lorce themselves  ual   observer,     nil   business  concerns
upon „s in following the adventures do upon a scale commensurate   with
of  the  crew- of the  I'otemkine.     The  their    magnitude.     Thut     which     is
first   illustrates  with   what  ease    the  loudly condemned  in  the trust  is al-
inn-iers  of  the world  can be moved 'lowed  to  pnss   unchallenged  in     the
by the    slaves    when, the lutter   are case of     lhe    small concern, for the
moved     by a    common  impulse.     lt   reason that the average person's per-
mr vi-d j shows upon what a flimsy foundation [captive facilities  are  incapable of re-
i.u hnie jthe power of the few rests.   It shows   ceiving  and   retaining  an   impression
Iguna of  n  well-drilled  soldiery,   With']thai  the armies and navies, the huge  except   it   be  made  by  magnitude  or
jthe rebel fleet in command of the sea | machines of    repression, nnd des true-I volume.    An occasional drop of wa-
jfront.   the  military  could  have    been ition, could not be held one    moment   ter  fulling   over   a precipice   attracts
|shelled from the ports; n splendid ar-  against   a   universal   class  conscious- [no attention,    but    we stand     spell-
|im   or revolutionists could  have been   ness.      The   second   lesson   illustrates
armed from  the arsenals of  the war- jthe imbecility and the danger to the
ships;  the  republic could have     been,world    of     ignorance.     Every group
proclaimed  and   from   Its  base  along land community of working men that
has not yet risen to class consciimis.
ness is a positive menace to the
working class and  humanity.      The
::i.-iil work of today is the work of
arousing to consciousness of its interests and its power the members
of the working class. When that is
accomplished the armies and navies |dom
will fall as easily to us ns the Po-
leiu'.in foil to its crew, nnd wo, un-
llko the ciewof the Potemkin, will
I.now what we want and "how o get
cause of  "rotten"  spots is  to be removed, remains to be seen.
ithe Black Sea the revolution could
have been organized-. The crew of
the Potemkin were mere unconscious
cuttle. With the death of the olli-
:ers animalism broke out unrestrain-
•d. When a eo-w of drunken marines
steamed into Odessa harbor, tbe military were cowed, and the greater
number awaited on the verge of rebellion for an opportunity to turn
their guns against the Czar, Hut the
sailors knew nothing of revolution;
thev   felt      no   interests   outside   their
Labor to be 'Enticed" to Canal Zone by "Social Pleasures"
The digging of the Panama Canal
has brougot to ihe front other problems thnn merely the number of cubic yards of rock or dirt to be removed before the big ditch is completed- It seems to be a difficult
matter to induce the required number of white slaves from
States to go to
on tin
the Inited
Panama to    carry
work. Those who do go to
lever laden zone soon get
enough of it and return to the I n-
in«d States at the first opportunity.
This has caused the spectacular
Roosevelt to pronounce those that
return as little better than "Heser-
ters." I' would not. be a bad idea
for his assinine nibs to go to Panama himself for u while and take bold
of n shovel and demonstrate to the
ordinary plug just how the "stren
uous life" should be lived while tin
aforesaid plug is engaged in the
pleasant though senseless occupation
of digging ditches through which
capitalist commence may pilot its
marauding expeditions in order to
more speedily reach nnd garrota its
It  appears that n writer who hides
behind the title of "nn Officer of the
Canal   Commission,"   declares  in   the
Baltimore News,  that  In order'
entice  workmen from   the Slates
Panama, tho "/one"    ust
wide oIK'ti  to  What  lie is pleased
term   "all   tin
in order to "entice" the white workman into the clutches of the accursed si heme.
And yet why not? The ditch is to
be put through by the Inited States
government, the Instrument of the
most highly developed capitalism on
earth. It would be eminently lie-
lit ting that under such auspices the
canal /one should be converted into
a veritable hothouse display of the
choicest und most prolific fruits of
glorious United
Any   large city
bound in the presence of a Niagara.
In principle, the phenomenon is in
either case the same, differing only
in magnitude. Newton was impressed by an apple falling from the
tree; but Newton was a thinker, a
reasoner. The average individual
can be reached by nothing short of
n brick house, and even that must
full from no inconsiderable height.
That which .s, and of necessity
even- day by the small fry business fraternity, passes unnoticed
because of the diminutive scale of
the operations. When the small concern, limited in its operations and
confined to circumscribed limits, hns
grown inlo the big one, with its
wide ramifications and extended field
of operations, that which is practiced upon a small scale without calling for adverse comment, now calls
down upon its devoted head an ocean of wrath because curried on tip-
ion  a gigantic  scale.
We have yet t" learn m what manner the so-called "trust" conducts
its business differently from that of
the small business concern. Each follows the same line of action in pur-
Suit of the same object—profit. True,
ilhe huge combination mm do things
that the small concern cannot, but
■this arises from the superior power
Ipossessed by large capital as compared with smaller capital, and
should by no means be attributed to
'any difference in the virtues possess
ed  by   the      holders,     or capitalists.
States  capitalism, jsmnll capitalist* do  not   obtain    re-
f either  the   United |0ates      and    other  concessions  from
States or Canada could furnish at a the railroads, not because thev do
moment h notice a splendid quota of not „,„„ tln-m. but because thev ure
human riff-raff, of the necessary quul- !no, powerful enough to get them.
uv to entice, and there need be no iSmall business men do not walk nb-
iear of a shortage, because capital- ruptly and rough-shod over their
isi ml,. Is grinding out this sort af competitors and crush them out of
u grisl daily, at a rate of speed Rulto business, not because thoy would not
sullicient to supply any reasonable j |jk). ,„ do so. but because thev are
requirements. forced  to use nil  of their energy   to
The Washington Post, after expend-[avoid being trodden on by the "saving considerable satire in comment- en-league boots" of the bigger fel-
Ing upon this wide open  "/one" pro- | lows.     The   "trust"   has  grown     up
In the recent state election'for the
members of the legislature of South
Australia. Ihe Labor Party increased its number of representatives from
six to fifteen. In the large towns
the labor men swept the fieW, defeating the liberals by tremendous
majorities. The total membership
of the legislature is 42. The labor
men have IS and as there are said
to be a number of independent members who are in close sympathy with
the labor men, the latter are looking forward to the possibility of
their leader, Tom Price, becoming
the premier.
While the Australian Labor Party
may not be so thoroughly socialist
as to please the more orthodox, it is
nevertheless accounted as a fact that
socialism wus the uppermost topic
during the entire campaign, the old
line parties even going so far ns to
bring in National Premier Reid for
thc purpose of "smashing" it. Of
course, the more socialism is smashed,  the more rapid  its growth.
It is prophesied that if Price wins
the premiership, an aggressive campaign will be begun against the upper house, election to which, as is
usually the case, is determined b.v
rental and property qualification.
Should n deadlock ensue, the legislature will probably adjourn and on
appeal to the country be made.
The news of this victory for the
Labor Party has not been cabled over the world by news agencies, for
reasons thut may be easily recognized, As the Australian labor papers
come along, they bring accounts of
these stirring political events in the
island continent. Wherever the capitalist system hns reared its standard
and established its proletariat, sooner or Inter the smouldering fires of
rebellion burst into the flame of revolution. However backward the
Australian labor movement may ap-
liear to have been in the past, it is
evidently now forging to the front
as rapidly as# surrounding circiun-
stunces will plQrmlf. It is more than
cheering to know that our fellow-
slaves of the Antipodes nre njuit-ken-
ing to the call of the revolution and
the demands of the hour. Forward,
comrades everywhere. Press on unfalteringly all along the line. The
future looks good to he who can
read  it.
the year for
Ve l.ar.i win-
i brown
social   features  of   life
' posali In the same vein asks, "What
will be the code of morals, and where
in will it differ from the code in the
other colonies of the United States?"
The code will be not only the same
as in other colonies, but the same
as in the United States or any other
capitalist country. It will be the
only code of morals thnt can possibly spring from a system of civilization bused upon human slavery of
the  wages type.
When the workers of. the Inited
Slntes and other countries acquire
ns much sense as the ruler of the uni-<
verso usually bestows upon geese,
they will oust the capitalisl pirates
from control of the nations' Industries,  by   taking possession,   iii     the!
in   western  mining CO
other words it  must   be thrown open
to nil <h«' vices and abominations In
tbe production of which capitalist
civilization Is so prolific Tho saloon,
the gambling don, the hurdy-gurdy
and dives with their delectable following of thugs, thieves, gamblers,
pimps,    prostitutes    and      BUclt  Pipe
from the smnll business concern, nnd
in the pfocess, countless thousands
of small concerns have been crushed,
and their owners either driven into
Uie ranks of w-nge-sluves. or what is
but little if any worse, left ns thread
bare relics, or stranded hulks along
the pathway, of life.
It is folly to- cry out against the
"trusts" and demand that they be
either destroyed or their powers curtailed. They nre the logical outcome of the competitive system of
industry. They have grown up with,
and In obedience to the mandate of,
the huge machinery of modern industry. They afford the nearest' ap-
pronch that is possible under the
present   system   of  ownership,   to   th,
name    of labor,    of the   means    of systematic ami orderly operation   of
wealth production and operating thu
same for tho purpOS* of feuding,
clothing and sheltering themselves.
They will henceforth have neither
time nor inclination to dig fool
dilches ut Panama or elsewhere.
They will bo too busy doing useful
things for themselves as home.    And
the modern menus of wealth production. They should, therefore, not
be destroyed, for to do so would lie
but to turn buck towards the days
of primitive wealth production and
n retrogressive civilization. The gi-
gnntic and complicated mechanism of
modern   industry enn  only  be handl-
fruit of capitalism must be provided   a ditch anyway
besides, once the pluniler of labor is ed b.v equally -gigantic capital. Just
brought to an end, there wouldn't be 'as the nuvhih" mobilized the laboi-
iinv swag to transport through such ers into a great  co-operative produc-
At Memphis, Tenn., thc Illinois
Central Itnilroad needed certain lands,
in its business which belonged to a
widow. The courts issued an order
dispossessing the lady of her property
in favor of the company. The infuriated woman attempted to protect
her rights with a gun, but was overpowered by the officers and evicted
from the premises. Ix>t no evil-
minded person consider this as confiscation, because it was not. The
railroad merely needed the land and
?ook it in spite of the widow's protests. That is all the community
will do with the railroad once it
awakens to its needs in the matter.
And the railroad's protest will bo
equally as futile as the lono widow's.
Tt is reported that the Structural
Iron nnd Bridge Workers nre about
to go on strike against tho American Bridge Company, because the
latter rt fuses to recognize the union
at New Haven, Conn. It is estiin-
ntod thnt 15,fiO(» men will quit work.
Such nn important mat ter should
call out every working man on earth,
and doubtless would were the Industrial Workers of the world thoroughly organi/nl, as they will be later
on.      These  be    serious  times     nnd
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Aug 13, 1905
The late Chicago Teamsters' strike
affords a splendid illustration of the
terrible cost of the brutal conflicts
that Ignorance will plunge working-
men into. From press reports it appears that the strike lasted for 105
days, (involved 4,620 teamsters, and
necessitated the employment of 2,-
300 policemen and 3,400 deputy
sheriffs for strike duty. This extra
protection cost the city and country
9406,500. Twenty-one persons were
killed and 415 injured during the
strike. It cost the unions 9350,000
for strike benefits and the teamsters
lost 1700.000 In wages. It cost the
employers 92,000,000 to break the
strike. The loss caused by the disturbance to business is beyond the
possibility of computation.
Besides the enormous loss in both
life and property, there has been a far
more serious loss to the working
class in the hatred and enmity engendered in its ranks, and the tearing asunder of ties of class solidarity that ought to bind its members
into one harmonious, united and invincible army of emancipation, to
break the chains of wage slavery,
and usher in the days of labor's freedom.
In view of the terrible cost of this
Chicago and other strikes, and the
practically unconditional surrender
of the strikers, what lesson is to be
drawn for guidance in the future?
That action in the future must , be
taken is proven by the fact that the
causes that impelled the workmen to
rebellious action in this Chicago and
other affairs are still in existence,
and as such causes have' forced action in the past so will they inevitably do in the future.
If the line of action followed by
the workers in the past has led to
defeat and disaster, and the history
of their struggles all down through
the years of capitalism proves that
it has, then it would be the part of
wisdom to avoid suffering further defeats by refusing to longer pursue
the old suicidal policy.
The Chicago strikers went up
against a labor market that was
fairly glutted witn that peculiar
commodity upon the sale of which
the workingman, no matter what
line of industry he follows, depends
for his existence, i.e., labor power.
Out of a market thus glutted with
labor power, all sorts of strikebreakers and other needful things
from the standpoint of capital could
be readily recruited. In the face of
such circumstances, there could be
no possibility of winning their strike
Tha labor market is an adjunct of
capitalist property. It beloags to
capitalist property. The one could
not exist without the other. In order to insure its own existence capitalist property must needs protect
and defend its labor market by insisting that every one entering its
portals, shall be unmolested in offering his wares tor sale; shall exercise perfect "freedom of contract,"
with such employers as may desire
his services, It is the business of
the capitalist state to preserve such
a status of the labor market, and
rigfat well does it perform the service by means of its caurts, policemen and deputy sheriffs.
So   long    as   - capitalist property
rules, the labor market must    still
remain, and the conditions     within
its   baneful     precincts     continually
grow worse.     The lesson should   be
learned by thie time that the workers can gain nothing by tho strike
„ along the old line.    Such action   ls
purely rebellious.        It has no definite purpose other than to obtain at
the most,    but     a temporary relief,
temporary because the workers have
no power to     hold an.,     ,'ain   they
might perchance win.
Effective action in bringing permanent relief to the workers, the only
useful portion of human society, must;
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b» revolutionary, inasmuch as it in.
volveis the overthrow of the rule of
capitalist property, and tho destruction of the labor market by setting
free the means of labor, (resources
of the earth, and the machinery of
wealth production) to nil members
of society upon equal terms. As that
is a "consummation devoutly to be
wished," it is well worth t 'hting
for no matter how great the cost.
The lesson to be learned from strikes
is that they are all loss and no gain.
It is time that such folly ceased,
and the attention of labor was directed towards the abolition of the
wage system and the inauguration of
the era of industrial peace.
The Editor of the Western Clarion
pleads guilty to the charge of having travelled across the gulf to the
City of Nanaimo on July 81, 1905,
and there upon that date engaged in
an alleged debate with one', John Z.
White, of Chicago, Illinois, a person afflicted with a form of mental
aberration, now happily exceeding
rare, known us single-tax on the
brain. The aforesaid editor pleads
guilty to the further charge of having repeated the offense by again engaging in most ridiculous controversy with the afflicted White in the
City of Victoria on the 4th day of
the present month. |
One of the most pronounced evidences of freakish tendencies is an
inordinate appetite for debating, or
in common parlance "chewing the
rag." The aforesaid editorial person is, as a rule, the very embodiment of sedate, dignified and sombre
wisdom, that could not well be expected to unbend to the extent of
even inviting adverse criticism. The
only excuse the guilty wretch can
now offer for having descended to the
level of "chewing the rag," just like
a common ordinary evcry-day freak,
is that he was in the hands of his
friends, and they immolated him upon the altar of spectacular public
discussion, for thc amusement of the
unwashed mob that usually foregathers when there is promise of any-^
thing like cheap sport to be had,
There is little to be said of the debate, for in fact there was none
worth mentioning, as the Chicago
gent with the single-tax wart on his
brain had neither argument to offer
nor point to make.
Some chunks of single-tax wisdom
relating to matters economic, wore
thrown out by Mr, White as follows:
"lt is not the capitalist that absorbs the product of labor, but the
"There is no such thing as social
"It is the consumer and not the
producer that puts value into commodities."
'"Working men do not sell their labor power. They sell the things
they produce."
"There has been no slavery on this
Western continent since Abraham Lincoln freed the blocks."
He who is forced to work for another is a slave."
In the face of such clinchers, it
may be readily seen there was little room for argument by the opposition.
Mr. White, with much artistic merit erected numerous "straw men,"
such as socialism would destroy ''individual liberty," and it wouldn't
work because everybody would want
the best jobs, and so on, ad lib, ad
nau, and then very neatly tore them
to tatters.
Take it all in all and Mr. White's
put-up was about the clumsiest effort ever made to draw a "red herring across the trail." in order' to
confuse the scent of capitalist game
that the proletarians are now getting fixed in their nostrils.
Of all the ridiculous schemes sot
forth for the purpose of conjuring
away the rising spectre of Revolution, that is frightening the ruling
class of the world into cataleptic
fits, the single-tax scheme is tho
most ludicrous. Time is worse than
wasted in bothering with any scheme
that is so devoid of a foundation upon which to build that after a half
century of effort it can command neither a following nor a hearing.
* It is to be hoped the Clarion editor will, in the future refrain from
allowing his freakish tendencies to
get the upper hand to the extent of
indulging in the unseemly spectacle
of "rag chewing" over nothing, with
nothing and about nothing. It is
time for repentance, and it should
be sincere.
We learn from the Socialist Voice,
that the Oakland,    Calif.,   comrades
the Juries. This looks good in tho
face of tho fact that a city ordinance
exists expressly forbidding the hold,
ing of such meetings without a permit from the Mayor, and in the case
of our comrades such permit was refused, and the meetings were held
without it. A petition in boots was
to visit the city council on Monday
last and demand the repeal of the
objectionable ordinance. The outcome of this has not yet been reported. '• The Oakland comrades are
to be congratulated for their stub-
horn determination to maintain at
least some semblance of that boast
ed right of free assemblage and froe
s|>eoch that is supposed to bo the
constitutional right of the American
"sovereign." We have remarked upon occasion that a right can only bo
determined by the power to make it
good, and we are of the same opinion still. The Oakland happenings
are even now furnishing valuable corroborative evidence. Keep at them,
comrades. Remember thnt that which
is worth having is worth fighting
for, and lhe liberties you have in
view can only be attained through
long. bitter and uncompromising
Struggle. Every petty act of repression at the hands of the ruling class
and its lickspittle, tools and
henchmen, only serves to strengthen
the fibres of manhood among the warriors of emancipation, and steel them
for the shock of battle that in the
near future will sweep capitalist society from its foundation. Let the
good work of interference and repression go on. It is ju5st what the
doctor has ordered for the purpose
of putting increased energy and new
life into the wage slave wherewith
to fight his way to freedom.
ist street corner agitator is fading
the strenuous life, And yet the desert of his tribulations is not altogether unbroken by an occasional oasis of refreshing humor. Organizer
George Breiel of the Socialist Party,
was arl rested nt Lime, Ohio, while
addressing a street crowd of several
thousand people. Tho crowd followed the arrested man to the jail and
kicked iip such n hull-hub that the
police were compelled to turn him
loose nnd request him to quiet the
mob. A few drastic lessons are
needed just ns a gentle reminder to
officious policemen who are rather
too prone to meddle witn citizens in
the exercise of their supposed rights.
mr^ Every Local of tho Socialist
Portv of Canada should run a card
under this head. 91-00 per month.
Secretaries please note.
When a thousand workers go on a
strike and a thousand other workers
from capitalism's reserve army come
along and attempt to take the jobs
the brickbats begin to fly and the
"educational committee" gets ' busy.
And they tell us this is a class
struggle with the workers on the
one hand and the capitalists on the
other. To a man up a tree it looks
like a struggle between 2,000 workers over 1,000 jobs. There is, however, a class struggle, and the extent of. its intelligent expression is
known when the votes are counted. I
may be dense, but I cannot see how
the workers nre fighting capitalism
when they are throwing brickbats at
one another. With a reserve unemployed army always ready for action
and ever increasing in numbers, the
hopelessness of combating capitalism
on the.economic field is so apparent,
that I cannot see how any intelligent
man c.nn fail to realize it." — From
Richardson's "Hot Cinders."
Looks the same way to us, comrade. We are doubtless also dense.
But, for Heaven's sake don't blurt
out these horrid truths, for fear you
might "antagonize" somebody who
is "coming our way." Keep mum,
we pray thee.—Editor Clarion.
The suggestion made by Comrade
Weston Wrigley, of Toronto, thnt tho
Western Clarion should be made a
medium for the publication of the
news of the movement in the various parts of the Dominion, is n good
one. and should be acted upon by
the various Locals of the Party, or
b.v individuals who ore possessed of
sufficient zeal for the cnuse to make
the effort. The Clarion is primarily
an educational or propaganda sheet,
but its value in this particular would
be greatly increased were the usually dry columns of economic discussion broken by nn occasional word
relnting to the daily happenings in
the various localities where the wage
slaves do congregate,
Tho Western Clarion enjoys tho
distinction of being probably, tho
only Socialist paper in this Western
continent that neither begs for support nor indulges in nny schemes to
obtain it. Those responsible for
tho paper's existence believe it can at
least accomplish something towards
spreading those ideas that the proletarians must gras'p ere they can strike
an elToetive blow for their deliverance  from capitalist bondage.
Locals as well as individuals who
feel likewise can assist in making the
paper more readable and instructive.
by sending in matter for its columns
relating to local happenings and current events. The only reason why
such communications ure not sent in
tit least from the larger centers of
population, is that of mental shift-
lessness. Events at Nnrmimo. for
instnnce, have been occuring for the
past two months or more, of the utmost importance to every wage-earner in tho country and yet the Clarion has fiecn favored only with such
reports as come by way of the capitalist papers, and knowing the un-
relinbility of such sheets it has been
forced to practically remain silent in
the matter.
The irlea suggested by Comrade
Wrigley is indeed, a good one, and
if acted upon would be of invaluable
assistance to the publishers, and besides it would cost nothing beyond a
little effort. The Clarion's columns
are open for such purpose to uny
reasonable extent.
Haadquarters, Vancouver. B. C.
Dominion Executive Committee,
A. R. Stebbings, John E. Dubberley,
Ernest Hums, C. Peters, Alf. Leah,
A. J. Wilkinson, treasurer; J. O.
Morgan, secretary, 551 Barnard St.,
Vancouver,  B. 0.
Wednosday evening In the headquarters, Ingleside-block (room 1,
second floor), 31.8 Cambie street.
Educational meetings every Sunday
evening at 8 o'clock In tho Sullivan
Hall. Cordova street. D. P.
Mills, secretary, Box 836, Vancouver, B. C.
According to the Kansas City Star
a number of the taig producers in the
Kansas oil district backed out of the
project to build a pipe line to compete with the Standard Oil Company
Some sing' i-tax muddlehead should
have been on hand to explain to
them the beauties of free competition and the glories of individual liberty, and thus encourage thorn to
take some of both.
in their struggle against the city officials to maintain the right to hold
public meetings in the city straits.
In the first case tried an acquittal
was secured. Several subsequent
cases resulted In a .disagreemijttt. -of
The navy yard machinists at Washington, D.C., got it in their silly
heads that they ought to have a
Saturday half-holiday during the
heated term. The Secretary of the
Navy very properly turned the proposition down. The silly chumps
then had the audacity to propose to
go to the only Teddy with their tale
of woe. He refused to bother with
them, or rather he bothered by them
lust why these free American sovereigns object to breathing the hot
air of the workshop on Saturday afternoons is by no means clqar, inasmuch as they appear during campaign times to be especially fond of
it, and to take it like mother's milk.
The Chief Clerks in the Agricultural Department at Washington aro so
honest that it has been found necessary to lock ' them in and put
the telephone out of action while
they are compiling late cr >p reports. . 'All because a private brokerage firm was willing to pay 950,-
000 for advance information on the
cotton crop.—Appeal to Reason.
And we haVe been informed by
those in whom we have unlimited
confidence, that Socialism would destroy "Individual liberty." 'And here
the United States government, the
executive committee of Yankee capitalism, is actually engaged in ruthlessly crushing it, by preventing those
appear to have the best of it so far  n°or but honest clerks from exercis
ing it for the purpose of making a
little easy money. Oh, how cruelly
we have been deceived!
Over in the "land of the free and
the home -of -the brave, " ihe Social-
(Editorial  from  New York Tribune.)
The capitalist and captain of industry in these later days has set
himself to demonstrate that the theories of the Socialist are sound. After some centuries of adherence to
the principle that. Individual competition brings the best results nnd the
greatest progress for the individual
nnd society, suddenly many thousand
employers nnd capitalists rush out
of business, give up thc positions
they occupy and the plants they own
in order to avoid competition, nnd
set themselves to prove that society
can be best and most cheaply served, and the workers and managers
from highest to lowest can get better returns, if all productive work
in each branch is performed hy a single centralized body controlling
prices and wages at pleasure, abolishing agents nntd middlemen, restrained by no competition and responsible only to society r.s u whole.
If this theory is true, .Iocs It not
follow as a matter of course th-.t society as a whole might better lake
possession of the plants and control
thc business, and absorb for itself
the profits of production or the guin.s)
by cheapening production, at its
The philosophy of the competitive
period in human development has
been sustained by the most rapid and
healthful progress ever known thus
far, but tho Socialist answers that
better yet is attainable. (Irant that
this post stage of development was
necessary, Its best fruitage is a higher stage in which the costs und the
losses of individual competition can
bo avoided, and in eaoh branch of
service all can freely do their best
for the benefit of all. . Abolish the
spur of competition, driving each to
seek the latest inventions and the
best, devices, for they have been secured. Take from traders and manufacturers the intense pressure of buttle against each other, and give all
of them a sure profit for a regular
service to society. Let the. multitude of employes be also emancipated from the tyranny of competition,
which closes some works and drives
others to reduce wnges, and let them
all have their regular pay for service
to society, increased by the elimination of the losses through romiieti-
inbhi    When experience proves, as the
Seigfried, secretary, P.O. box 208,
Revelstoke,  II.   0.
C. H. J. B. Harper, secretary,
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must, always cheapen in order to enlarge business, and that workers,
consumers and employers will all
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Some three hundred laborers of a
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Totoni went on strike. The manufactory has suspended its work for
two weeks, owing to the inundation
of the River Tcnryu during the rainy
season, nnd had not paid the wages
for those days. The laborers claim'
ed to have their wages paid, hut tho
manager refused it. So the strike
burst out mi tlui night of the (ith
inst. The laborers of the day-shift
assembled before the gate of the factory and gave a signul b.v a loud cry
The night shift responded to - them
and  all at   once  withdrew  from     the
factory. They „ll assembled on the
dry bed of the T.-nryii, shouting and
shouting  among  the  burning  bonfire,
Pay the wages!" "Dismiss the
manager," or 'Down with tho factory! ' They remained in this plight
till the next morning, taking their
luncheon carried from  their homes.
On the next morning some gentlemen of the neighborhood tried to effect a compromise and the manager
went to Tokyo to consult with the
head     office    there,    promising   that
it he could not persuade tha
head office to pay tho wages, he
would at once resign the position of
the manager.   Reassured by this pro,
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Chapter from "Socialism"
(By William  Scholl   McCluri
Wl WWm OLABIQK, VAHOOinm. «. ft
Labor Legislation.
tal  function ot   the
from tho adminls.
,, ,iv bound up with our
So long as   each
ni, own  Inunediate  intercity for some chock to
of  individual  selflsh-
l„. escaped.     Aa  a   re-
„    faiSe system of econo-
U„„.i,-lv  to k»i'P things endura-
lib     I'M '      J 1
, hus bocome necessary t» place
'   hftDds    of government    inqui-
,nd obnoxious  power,   regu-
deflning individual action
dJ,.(,ction.    In the inevitable
orising from     a
,dali»»» <"ld
h governraen
Le. us distinct
l,rk« f"r
,r the De
. ennnot
I the
trial w
ling u'"1 U'
I every
blliit  Of  inti'f''-s,H
, 0t private property which ctiv-
,l,t- people  into  exploiter    and
iTn-ory  it  is the  State
the  balance of equity.
,1 ry only:  for unfortunate-
fact that in the warfare
those    who hold or con
nolittcal power use   the
far as they dare, for
,    ,,.ii of those whose inter-
ed   to  them,   ond  for
iif their own.     Labor
lotted, in
t holds
t in
il   is  tl"
, lasses
trol Uw l
s are   oPl*
, furtherance
islatimi today  is delusive and  in-
wtiinl because there is no organlz-
lahor party   bail;  of it;  and     to
it  is not to  thc Interest     of
capitalist claaa which holds   the
tirnl power.
■tl, the estnblif-hment, through
iniisin. ni nn Identity of interests,
ss antagonism would cease to ex-
i ami with it the occasion for gov-
m.ntal interference, or coercive
,ner of representatives limited to
ilnlatratlon. Thus through so-
|gm alone enn thc lilierty of the
(vidua!  be safely  realised,  and to
fullest   extent.
ocialism and the Class Struggle.
s Engels clearly  states it:    "Uy
last becoming actually the repre-
tativo of the whole social    body,
(i.e., the Stute) renders itself su-
fluuiis.    Soon us no longer there
,,.,v -i«ml class to lie kept down ;
n   as. together    with class   rule
il the Individual  struggle for   life,
mli-il in the previous anarchy     ol
taction,     the    conflicts    and  ex-
thal     Issued     therefrom  have
u removed,  there Is nothing more
b,- repressed,  and  rendering   nec-
rv a special  power of repression
he State      The  first  act,   wherein
State appears as the jreel rapre-
talivc ol the whole body social—
i/iire of the  means ol produc-
n in the name of society—is also
last    independent  act as State.
* Interference of  the State in    son-tat inns becomes sUperftuoua in
domain  after another,  ami  falls
Itself Into desuetude.     The   place
Sgovernment over jstsohs is taV-
liy the administration of things,
thc conduct  of  the processes    of
(tuition     The State is nor"abol-
1—it dies out."
t is nut    the socialism    that    is
mng, Imt  the monopolies that are
tlini  are    destroying individual
uprise  nnd   initiative.     And    the
malty of the selfish scramble     in
ich we nre eom|M>lled  to     engage,
es Imt little scope to the natural
elopmeni of one's better individu-
i'.v.   That man. who, for 10 hours
l'l}' hns to, sacrifice  the best    that
Jin him to  the exactions of com-
Fiial life, is n man of inisiness and
little els,.     The dull  level of me-
frlty, so nften  proi>hesind of   so-
llis'n. is  painfully   apparent    here,
il now to those who have eyes to
flu" evils from which  society   suf-
* 'an he   almost     wholly  traced,
l",r    to    the  degradation  of  the
"wa coasoqnent   upon  their wug<-
"V   and  the p,.nverted class    re-
whi.h result   from it,  or     to
subversion   of all mornl ideals
"ie   irresist'ible   force  of    the
Bl*tltlvc Btruggle.     Tho comnier-
wit,   which    measures   suecess
"'''    bank    account,  besniinhes
V to
u'r it  touches,  and sneers     at
rises  above   its  own     vain
* s<»'ilid  ideals.     Liberty,  flqUall-
fiftternity, unco  tho watchwords
'great 1U,|K', are such a mockery
uWt 'he present conditions as to
IV0 become men
* cynicism:
targets for a shal-
regarded only as  tho
insanity of deluded enthusiasts.
""niercinlisrn,  while giving   mouth
"IS0 to labor, holds the laborer a
Pariah.    Tor the laborer   to*
ls a slave, and labor has    be-
a   mark of bondage.    Labor
J lle divine,   but   slavery,   never.
ar has been fought   in this eoun-
o provo its Incompatibility with
lc<m    institutions.     fcet    caro
7 ■• taken lest
another be    nor-
of Socinl ist,i.
«'n expressed foar lest so-
I1h" "D««d I-ovol
ln 'h» ()ft
0, „ nou,d reiiuco all to the lev*
■i0Ug " Work«ra, there Is' an uncon-
oi,, ,[eCo«n,tloh of the evil condl-
laelf 'h,y ,mve to endure that is ie
J"s«incatlon    of thoir    revolt!
against them. Wage slavery has aspects even worse thun chattel slavery. To his owner, the chattel slave
was valuable property ilmt must be
taken care of. Mm the muster of
thu wage-slav<- can pay a wage on
which he slowly starves, can l.ill
with overwork, and yet. lose nothing.
That man who sees a hundred standing to tuke his place dares not assert himself. The master has him
in his power, und knows it; and pow
or is but the provocation of tho bully. Many a mun not alone endures
conditions thut are infamous, but
has often to set his teeth and submit in silence to insults which,
though they cut like a lash, he is
powerless to resent. Masters he can
change, but a master he must serve;
and not until there are none will the
slave be truly i,	
Nor do the wage-alavea only suffer,
Oonuneniallsn, taints the lives of
every one of us.
Elffecta of Commercialism on the
You of the Press have perhaps
more thun once bee,, made to realize
that the newspaper is today a business venture first of ull. That for a
consideration—or for business consideration, to express it more politely
—it may at times be expedient to
tread lightly where powerful interests are involved. If, for instamu,
the proprietor of the paper for which
you write owns gas and electric light
stock, and the question of municipal
lighting is up, which gains utterance
—your convictions or his pocket? Or
when you color the news to suit the
prejudices of those who patronize
tho paper for which you are preparing it, are you not .sacrificing truth
the proprietors business interests? And if you write Indifferently
on either side ol a public question—
protection editorials one year and
free trade perhaps tho next—according as the opportunity is to your
advantage, do vou justify it as being a matter of business merely?
{lhat is it exactly! Vou are living
.hi the commercial level, and sell
vour brnin to Voice convictions and
interests that are not jour own. lt
is prostitution! And by so much aS
ntelleit is higher than the body, so
much the deeper is your infamy.
ESffects of Commercialism on Lawyers
You of tlie low are in much the
same position. Capital, in its efforts to evade the intention of the
laws, can command tho shrewdsst of
your wits. For your brains ,-;re at
the disposal of whoever con pny the
price. You are inditlcroiHly attorney for the prosecution or attorney
for the defence- to enforce the law,
or if possible to thiwirt it, heing equally a matter of dollars and cents.
Law breaking is condemned, but to
defend tin- law-breaker by nil the
arts of legal subterfuge is perfectly
admissible. For vour profession also is on the commercial basis. To
you, too, it is it matter of business,
right or wrong not entering into the
question. Saul Wendell Phillips ,of
one of your proudest names: "This
is Choate, wbo made it sale to murder, and of whose health thieves asked  before   they  began to  steal."
And did those of you who. like myself, are in the very thick of commercialism ever realize thnt we are
Idisy for the most part trying to
steal trade from each other nnd
work the traffic for all it will bear?
That, consequently, three-fourths of
our work has no social value whatever? Why, if we wen- remunerated
accordingly, most of us would starve,
ider. too, our svstem of driim-
and advertising self-pulTery. It
is but beggary glossed OVor and reduced   to  u science!
Mental   prostitutes,   accoinpliies    in
rascality, umi professional ts-ggnrs—
to BUCh lives does the force of a
competitive system reduce us; noi-
is there nny escape so long as tbe
system remains unchanged. Therefore, it is, as Mnrx says, that the
nmndpoint of socialism "can lose
than any other make the individual
responsible for relations whose creature he socially remains, however
much he mny subjectively raise himself above them." 1 have but sought
to rouse you to a consciousness of
our common infamv. f"t the <vi.
must be felt before one revoltr
agaihst it
Socialism Inevitable.
Scientific     socialism      is no  ready-
de suit   of clothes that, might    be
on to-morrow.     N'or does it cx-
pflCt   to   overthrow     the   competitive
system on n  Monday and have    the
millenium  in  full  bloom by Sunday.
It is essentially a principle of    action, of    reorganization,      And the
manner in which it  can be realized,
must necessarily depend on the   conditions existing when public opinion
)s sufficiently advanced to make   its
jnstjb-l-9-    Socialism    is
assertion of the equal
right of the people in the management of ullairs. It is, therefore, a
principle that should appeal in the
workingmen with peculiar 'orce, A
plutocracy in a republic is a monstrosity- Industrial democracy js the
logical compliment of politicul democracy. tf0 change in human nature was required to establish the
'")«'•    it came us a development    of
political   ideals.      So   with   || ,h,.,..
Through the process of social Ideals,
11   may  be well  under
fore    we     become
For differences of opinion there
will be room in plenty, Many questions mny arise thnt
alonfl can settle, and
doubtedlj will b<
a basis of justice
way long
conscious  of
mist likes     unmade.     But   with
und right we may
be well assured that the" result ing
lution of minor details will be simplicity itself as compared with the
unsolved complications in which tin-
present system is involved. Such, for
Instance, as the tariff question; argued over and over, and experimented with for a century at least, yot as>
far from settlement as ever.
Socialism is fast becoming the all-
absorbing topic of Ih,- day. It permeated th<- whole intellectual fuld.
The inugazines and papers are lull of
it. It is Invading th.- pulpit, and
will bu next in the schools. To tho
workers it is as a religion, a vision
of the Kingdom of Heaven come to
earth. And it hus become '.he inspiration of nil who look to the
making of life something better thun
a soul-crushing struggle for animal
Conlenptuous silence, ignorant abuse, active repression, all alike have
been powerless to check its steady
progress, lt is useless to oppose it.
One might as well fight the tides.
The progress of economic evolution
cannot be stopped. Capitalism is
but its latest phase. Horn yesterday
tomorrow it must pass awuy. To
socialism belongs the future. In
some form it is inevitable. Hut
whether it shall come as a tyrannical plutocracy, an autocratic paternalism, or a fraternal democracy,
that is for .the intelligence of the
people  to  decide.
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Labor produces all wealth, and to
labor it should ;u<-tly belong.. To the
owners of the means of wealth production belongs the product of labor.
The present ecyiK mic system is based
upon capitalist ownership of the
means of wealth production; therefore
all the products of labor belong to
the capitalist class. The capitalist ia
master; the worker is slave.
So long as the capitalists remain in
possession of the reins of government
all the powers of the .state will be
used to protect and defend their property rights in the means of wealth
production and their control of the
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The capitalist system gives to the
capitalist an ever-swelling stream of
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The interest of the working class
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free from capitalist exploitation by the
abolition of the wage system. To accomplish this necessitates the transformation of capitalist property in
the means of wealth production into
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The irrepressible conflict of interests between the capitalist and the
worker is rapidly culminating in a
struggle for possession of the powei
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the worker to secure it by political
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Therefore, we call upon all worker*
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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 follows:
1. The transformation, as rapidly
as possible, rt capitalist property in
the means of wealth production (natural resources, factories, mills, railways, etc.,) into the collective property of the working class.
a. Thorough and democratic organization and management of industry by the workers.
3. The establishment, aa speedily
ai possible, of production for use instead of production for profit.
The Socialist Party, wheri in office,
shall always and everywhere until tho
present system is abolished, make the
answer to this question its guiding
rule of conduct:. Will this legislation
advance the interests of tho working
class and aid the workers in their class
struggle against capitalism? If it will
the Socialist Party is for it: if it will
not, the Socialist Party ia absolutely
opposed to it.
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its hands In such a manner as to promote thi. interests of the working class
(£1   the undersigned, hereby apply for membership in	
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I recognize the class struggle between the capitalist class and the working
class to be a struggle for political spremacy, i. e. possession of the reina of
government, and which necessitates the organization of the workers into a
political party, distinct from and opposed to all parties of the capitaliat class.
If admitted to membership I hereby agree to maintain or enter into no
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Toronto Socialists are to have a
picnic on Civic Holiday, August ffth,
the gathering to be held in Victoria
Park. *A' committee composed ol
three English, one Jewish nnd one
Finnish comrades are in charge of tha
Local Toronto has decided to insert a card In the Clarion's Socialist directory to enable socialists iim
•ther places to locate our secretary
and meetings If they visit this city
at any time. The necessity of all
locals doing this ls proven by the
fact that the workers are shuffled
around In search of a master so mucin
that they firuj it hard to Keep In
touch with the movement and they
become inactive. A German socialiat in Winnipeg wrote National Secretary Barnes, in Chicago, asking if
there was a movement in Canada.
The letter was referred to Local. Toronto, but as we did not know the
address of the local at Winnipeg the
letter was referred to National Secretary Morgan at Vancouver. Winnipeg should insert its card in the
Clarion and Edmonton, Dawson Oity
and other locals follow suit.
B. I-Viganhaum, Jewish organizer
of the United States Socialist Party
addressed a meeting of about 400
Russian Jews in the Labor Temple
oa July 21. The meeting was arranged b.v the Jewish Progressive
Society, assisted by several English
socialists. As yet none of the Jewish comrades have shown their desire for an international movement
by joining our local. Some are certain to do so, however, very shortly.
One Finnish comrade joined the local last Tuesday and over a dozen
Finnish men and women are expected to enroll themselves at the next
meeting. Also a Jew from Finland.
'As we have a French comrade, our
local is becoming international in
fact as well as in spirit.
The local's recent controversy with
'Editor Wilshire has been ended by
the latter stating that Toronto Socialists misunderstood his position.
The controversy, however, proved
that Mr. Wilshire (1) was desirous
of excusing Berger for compromising
with a capitalist candidate in Milwaukee, t2) that he considered his
long career in the movement should
exempt him from criticism, and (3)
that because European socialists compromise with capitalist or reform
parties on second ballots such toe.
tics are excusable in Amerita Toronto Local, in its correspondence, disputed these contentions, reiterated
ita no-compromising attitude and
contended that European socialists
would have a better disciplined move-.
ment if they refused to form alliances with other parties on second ballots, going down to defeat and refraining from voting when no socialist's name is on the ballot paper.
A new local constitution has been
adopted by local Toronto. The dues
have also been increased to 25 cents
per month. Collections at business
meetings will be done away with if
possible. In the past many non-attendants at meetings have been letting a few workers not only do the
work, but also pay the landlord. The
higher dues will equalize the assessment.
Coupon books are being printed to
facilitate the collection of money by
comrades for propaganda purposes.
The plan has proved successful in the
States and is worth copying in Canada. Any cantributor of 6c, 10c or
26 cents is given a coupon as a receipt, the collector having to account
for the stub in thc book to the secretary.
It is hoped that an organizing tour
can be arranged for Comrade O'Brien
late of Britiah Columbia, and now
living in Ottawa district. He is an
able speaker and should do a lot of
good if a tour of the towns and cities in Ontario is arranged during the
Wl or winter. Socialists in New
Brunswick and Nova Scotia might
also secure O'Brien for nn organization tour if the Dominion Executive
granted the organizer's commission.
Socialists in outside points desirous
of aiding in developing an organization fund, might write the secretary
of I^jcal Toronto for a coupon book
to solicit subscriptions. The fund
should, of course, be under the direction of the Dominion Executive as
there is no Ontario Executive Committee in existence.
Toronto Local will also use the
funds raised by the coupon books to
guarantee the expenses of a series
ot propaganda   meetings on Sunday
afternoons during tha coming a
•ar. Max Hayes is expected
speak hero in .August'. Debs in Sep
tember, and Simons. Wills, Mnill
Algernon l^ee, Wilkins, Isaac Cowun,
and others later on. The coupon
books contain ten 5c, twenty 10c,
and ten 25c coupons, a total of *5.
The Comrades here would like to
see more news in the Clarion. Why
cannot there be un occasional lettei
from comrades on Vancouver Island;
in the Kootenays; from the Yukon;
.the Territories; Manitoba or tlie
Maritime Provinces'? If the news
contained in this letter is worth read
ing so would letters from these other
places be interesting. The Clarion
is second to no socialist paper for
revolutionary editorials and economical writings. But it's weak on
the news feature. Let's help Editor
Kingsley by sending nn occasional
letter and let's get better acquainted
through our paper—not forgetting to
gather in a few subscribers lor the
double purpose of helping the movement and aiding in paying the printer.
Toronto,  July 30,  1905.
In this country one sees the sub
sink beyond the waters of the Sound
like a burnished copper disk. The
scenery is altogether so fine in this
"Puget Sound country" that one
tends to become poetical. But I
must be careful; the Socialist movement is no more a "poets' corner"
than it is a "philosophical shop."
The Socialist movement on Ihiget
Sound so far as I have seen it yet.,
in in a pretty vigorous condition.
So far, outside my Seattle experience, my knowledge is confined to
Everett and Arlington. These two
towns are, I believe, about typical
of the State generally. Everett belongs to the fair-sized towns, 18,000
or 19,000. Arlington is one of the
small towns, 1,000 or so. They are
better organized than most towns of
thdir  size   in   California. I  spoke
four times in three days in Everett.
Collections 99.(15, literature sales,
923.70. Income to the State office,
120.65; expense to the State office
for salary and expenses, etc., about
$11. This will be a clear surplus
to the'State treasury of $9 on three
days' work. Of course, 1 don't ex
pect to be quite able to keep up to
this mark. But I am expecting to
make my work pay all expanses and
salary, and leave a surplus of from
925 to 950 per month to clear the
State deficit, which seems to be
something of a bug-bear here, though
it is not half so large as the California deficit
Everybody up here is looking to
see Oakland come out victorious in
its fight for free speech, and somehow the impression has been created
up here that the party in Oakland
is well able to take care of itself. In
Seattle, as you know, we fame out
victorious. In Portland the question doesn't seem to be quite settled. The night I came away the
last time, duly 18th, the policemen
told me to move on. Of course, I
refused to do'so. He didn't arrest
me. They don't do it that way in
Portland. They come around next
day in their rubber boots and snake
their man out ot headquarters. Well,
it so happened that on that occasion
I had arranged to go by the midnight
train to Seattle. So the next day
I wasn't there to^be "snaked." They
are very half-hearted about it,
though, and would be glad to have
it olT their hands.
lt would probably have never come
up but for Woodward & Clark, drug
gists, who complain that the meeting is so big that doctots cannot get
near in their buggies to buy drugs
for their patients—which, b.v the
way, was probably a good thing for
the patients, though we have no
way of ascertaining how manj lives
we have saved in this way.
The party in. Portland is badly off
in the matter of lawyers. There ure
no such men as Lawyer Troy proved
himself to be in the 'Frisco fight, or
as Judge Winsor showed hirnseld in
Seattle. Col. Wood, who, on account of his sympathies with free
speech and Socialism, took the case
when Organizer Burns was brought
into court, admitted that the speaker was guilty of breaking the law,
nnd when Burns refused to pay the
95 fine, he allowed him to serve two
and a half days in jail. Wood gave
his services for nothing and they
were dear nt the price. He will never "defend" me if 1 get arrested in
I'artland, that's certain. I could
do much better handling my own
Well, my train for Belliiighnin, near,
the Canadian line, where I am to
work a week, will be here in a few
minutes; so for the present I must
bid the readers of The Voice goodbye.—Arthur Morrow Lewis, in Socialist Voice.
It has become a fashion in the middle and higher schools that the student go on strikes whenever they are
dissatisfied with the management of
the president or the instructors.
The educational authorities are
quite at d loss as to how to stop it.
Generally the police interferes in it,
threatens some of the students Who
are not so well determined as the
rest of students and thus |mts down
the strike. Tlie authorities then
make the leaders of the strike dismiss from the school and afterward*
the president or the instructors are
dismissed or removed as tho punishment of his mismanagement. This is
the usual course. Whore these the
absolute power crushed the will of
the majority there occurs necessarily
some kind of demonstrations of the
oppressed class united. This is the
sign of the democratic spirit.—Cho-
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Judges on Strike—A most extraordinary strike recently look place in
Australia. The strikers were lhe
High Court judges, and their ground
of complaint was the refusal of tho
Federal Attorney-General to pass ceri
tain sums—no very large amounts—
for traveling expenses. The bulges
were persuaded that they wero entitled; the Attorney-General was
Opjually convinced that they wetenot.
In the result the judges struck work
by postponing the sittings of the
court at Melbourne from March 7th
to May 9th. it is satisfactory to
learn thai the difficulty has been
smoothed over, at least for tho present.—Leicester Pioneer.
An injunction should have been issued compelling their "lordships" to
operate the justice grinderies. It is
none of our business who should have
issued it, so please do not ask.
During the official monkey business
incident to the meeting of the Japanese and Russian peace envoys at
Oyster Bay on Aug. 6, Roosevelt
prepared a toast "to the welfare and
prosperity of the sovereigns and peoples of the joint nations whose representatives have met, etc." Just
how welfare and prosperity was to
be secured to both sovereigns and
peoples at the same time, the versatile Roosevelt did not specify. The
spectacle of the President of a Republic toasting "sovereigns," is enough to drive the (loddess of Liberty into a bawdy house. The toast.
however was drunk standing, and
amid        an        impressive silence
that was broken only by the
subdued gurgle of good booze a.s it-
rippled gently down the parched official  gullet.
a      ■—	
Lieutenant Kamoler, of the l'av-
lovsky Regiment, is now acting as
right noble food sampler, und worshipful soup taster to the Czar. His
worship tastes everything before the
Czar dares tackle it. This is so,
that the Czar may avoid any rough
on rats that might have been carelessly thrown in by the cook.
The grain elevator of the Montreal
Transportation Company at Kingston, has been making a recard for
Itself in the unloading of cargoes.
On Monday the Montreal Transportation Company's steamer West-
mount, with n grain cargo °' '•*"."
Don bushels (Hilled up in front of the
elevator, and in just six hours and
twenty minutes actual elevating
time, the steamer was empty.
The stmt wns made at 9.120 p.m.,
and   the   lnsl   bushel   wenl   inlo      tho
elevator at 1.40 a.m. Total time,
seven hours, twenty minutes, less
one hour for nighl Bupper, six hours
and twenty minutes actual working
This cargo was oats which elevated
much mon- slowly than does wheal,
or corn, nnd tho management state
that hnd I here been eilher one ol
the latter grains the cargo would
have been discharged in 5 hours and
20 minutes, or nn hour less than the
actual   time.—News  Item.
Hirers of
little but
eil inn to
An exchange says that a 940,000,-
000 Pottery Trust is now on tap,
backed by lending Philadelphia banks
lt proposes to conl nil the entire
China and tableware output of the
country, and Inter on absorb Other
good things lhat may chance to
coine along. Excellent I excellent !
llow nicely these good captains of
industry are getting things in sha|»e
for the hand of the working class
once it attains to the dignity of n
class of intelligent men, and men of
action. In that glorious day when
labor shall have awakened to a consciousness of its mission and its power, nnd feels called upon to perform the last gladsome obsequies
over defunct capitalism, may no capf
italist be found to whom it may not
be said: "Well done giuid nnd faithful servant." you In-pled some;
"peace to thy ashes;" rest forever*
"Whnt is law?" asked the court
of the incipient Illackstoiie, who was
being examined for admission to the
bar, "The science of injustice."
promptly replied the aspirant for legal honors.     lie did not pass.
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The colossal effects of simple cooperation are to be seen in the gigantic Structures of the nnciimt Asiatics, Egyptians, Etruscans, etc. "It
bus happened in times post that
these Oriental Stnles, after supply.'
ing the expenses of their civil and
military establishments, have found
themselves in possession of a surplus which they could apply to
works of magnificence or utility, nnd
in 1 lie construction of these, their
command over the hunds ami amis
of almost the entire non-agricultural
population has produced stupendous
monuments which still Indicate their
power. The teeming valley of the
Nile « » » * » produced food for
a swarming 11011-agriciiltinuI population, and this food, belonging to tho
monarch and the priesthood, afforded
the moans of "reeling the mighty
monuments which filled the land * *
In moving the c dossal statues und
vast musses of which the transport
creates wonder, human labor almost
alone, was prodigal)} used. The number of the laborers and the concentration of lheir efforts sufficed. We
see miglily coral reel's rising fi 0111
the depths of the ocean Into islands
nnd linn lands, vet each individual
depositor is puny weak and con-
The non-agricultural lu-
un Asiatic monarchy have
their Individual bodily ex-
bring lo task, I111I lheir
is lheir strength and the
power of directing these masses gave
rise to Ihe palaces and temples, the
pyramids and the armies of gigantic
statues of which the remains astonish and perplex us. It is that confinement of the revenues which fe.ii
ilii-tn. to om- or a few bands, which
make such undertakings possible."
This power of Asiatic and Egyptian
kings, Etruscan theocrnts, etc., has
in modern society been transferred to
the capitalist, whotheV he iw an isolated, or ns in joint stock companies, n collective capitalist-—-Marx.
rather Rapon, ihe Russian revolutionist, pays a high tribute to the
women who are diking part in the
struggle for freedom in his Tsar-cursed land. In nn interview, Father
Gapon says:
"What struck me most of all during those historic days wns the behavior of the women. The courage
thev displayed while under lire of the
soldiers, und their splendid solidarity with the men was really astonishing^ It was* not in tens or hundreds
that (hey joined the movement and
signed the petition to the Tsar, but
in thousands, tens of thousands. .11
masse. Nothing more touching thnn
their faith in the righteousness of our,
cause, i especially remember two
women who persisted in walking before me In order to protect me from
lhe bullets with their own bodies. I
tried in vain to dissuade them, ami
at last I was obliged to ask some
ni the men to lend them away b.v
force. I don't think "they are living
Capon in speaking of his escape,
after the third volley was fired Into
tho marrhlnb masses in St Petersburg on "Bloody Sunday,"  adds'
■They pushed me into a bye-street
nnd tore off my cossock; pne of them
drew scissors from his pocket and
quickly cropped my hair; another, 11
poor ragged fellow, put his coat up-
on me and his cap, and I was taken
to the house of 11 friend, who immediately shaved off my beard, nnd utter  thnl   I wenl   to "
Gapon does not name the place
where he found rofugei because to do
so might compromise some devoted
comrades.—The  Worker.
Editor Western Clarion:—
Comrade—The capitalistic class is
again making an active campaign
against our cause on this Vftle of thu
lino. They have arrested street
speakers at every city from hero to
San Francisco. We have won most
of the legal fights against them so
far, and now they nro trying a different method. There are about a
hundred and onw different religious
sects, etc., speaking each night on
various street corners in this city,
anil now they have passed a city ordinance that only two corners are
open for all street speakers. Thus
does the capilatist class show its
hand. We will show ours later on.
1  will then write you the   results.
The  Clarion  is  well  liked  here and
sonic subs  will  follow.      A  little  local news will help the sub   list from
this oJUarter.     Yours for the cause,
l'.S.—We ure going (o fight them
to a finish on the street corner proposition and everything else.
Comrade J, G. Morgnn, secretary
of tho Dominion nnd Provincial Executive Committee, hns been confined
to the hospital for the past eight or
ten days, having found it necessary
to undergo a slight surgical operation. In consequence of 'his there
Vas no meeting of the ommittees
this week, nnd, therefore, no report
for publication. As Comrade Morgan expects to lie out nnd oil duty
again shortly, the committees will
again take on  their wonted nitivity.
Comrade Harry Sibble is making a
tour of the Puget Sound country in
the interests of the Western Clarion.
He is well supplied with sub cards,
and is authorized to transact any
business for the paper that may come
in his way. The comrade is a tireless worker for the cause and nny
assistance that may be given him
in the way of securing additional
subscribers for the paper, will bo a(>-
preclated not only by Sibble himself
but the publishers as well.
The readers of the Western Clarion
are requested to take particular notice of. the number upon the address
slip on tneir paper. A considerable
number of subscriptions will expire
during the forthcoming two months.
This holds especially true in regard
to subs, taken by Comrade Walsh
during his trip through the Interior
during the fall of 1903. Those who
wish to continue receiving the paper
should be careful to renew before expiration of present sub. in order to
avoid any break In the regular issues,
lt should be borne in mind that all
names are stricken from the list upon
expiration of tho number for which
payment has been made. This is
number 86l. If that number is on
your address slip your sub. expires
with this Issue. Whllo the publishers
of tho Western Clarion do not beg
for subs or renewals, nor push forward any schemes to obtain such,
they will take pleasure ln forwarding to any address 5 yearly sub.
cards for 93.7ft. Each card will be
accepted as payment in full for ono
year's subscription to the Western
Clarian when returned to this office.
Powell Street, Cedar Con
TRY   OUR   BREAD,   t'\K|,s
Cedar Cove Meat fad
J.   A.   HAM LEY.  Pr„„    1
''*. Prop.
Fresh and
Salt Meats
According    to     the      ,,,,,   ,
there  is  a woeful  snort am. „   ,'J
around   that   city,     Thi> "^
u,x'   markni
ent   of   Ihe      oltV
•luployineiii. bureau)  „ ,    ,,
is unable to Mil his orders'     l ■
f"r lak
ers.      This
contemplate, n would i,.,,,,,
awful should Un- utiiplovorg
in thai bailiwick he compuiw!1
their own work. T|„.\;. , '
shortage will be roadllj '" ":
b.v any one familiar wm,
stances us ih,-.\ axis! around
or any oilier large center ,„■ , ,
"<>"• Such Mill understand*?!
well thnt thev will imi " ' I
around such places for „ Sib "t
ter what the ','p, | ,„■„„,,,"
liars  muy  sn\  I,,   ,|„.  nial.    ''
1 did
Out of .'its:! articles of food examined thut go into the homes of the
workers lhe stute Hoard of Health
in New Hampshire discovered that
the percentage of adulteration in
them average nearly SO per cobnti
it is Improbable that anything will
be done io the swindlers. There are
too many of them—and they are too
Vccoriling      to      press   reports,     the
Czar of lliissiu has summoned n Nn.
t*on;il   Assembly.       Time    will     >how
whether it is tube any good or not.
It   Is  inferred   thnt   this  assembly    is
to   be  chosen   by   so    sort   of   indi-
reri election. 11 is more thun likely that a joker, sufficiently Iwge to
nullify any possible ,., oil that ir'ght
accrue to the workers, will be found
ensconced in the election  .irovlnlonu
l»creaaed efficiency ,„,• s)l 1
l"r* iK '•'"'" or 0 recently E*
ed ingenious setting of .1,, (,luV-
the screw, by means «,i »,,,,,,*V.
tor   grip       on   the     „„,,.,. j,lll.a|*l
with   .ess   s„p a„„   loss.nC'Sf
!hn,"    ,»""■    With  1 em ,C;
Instead  of  being arrnnei-d vwibH
':* "r **? •*«« ""• uina
dined  nit   from     rool lo i,„    ,Jk
curves tlrcumferentiallt     n,',. ,j*TP
one blade overlaps thi- hose of tT
next.     The resuli   s.-...,,., Ul ,   1
the equivalent   of one old bladeS
made up by a set  of new ,„„.,  lulA
ing more water and releasing'itrfS
less miction, "'
—' o ____
It  is very comforting to learnt
ing   this   period   of   hinh  prices   IJfl
the Treasury  Department hns qn|
ed  a     drawback,     of dutjpR on $j§
EoylsUlfonic    Imlde,   anhytlroui
diuni salt of bensulfonic imfde mj
iifuctured wholh    from ortholilo?
fniuide and potasium pcrmanganiia
When you  know   things like dial
ought  to make you feel good.
\ci ording   to   the
Czar's 'yacht.    «iih
ready   lo     pill   t,,  ,.   , .,,  ,   m, m'v
notii e  should   his   1 in nl   inh& ,1,,.,,,
advisable to look for n juli i-lsmim;
Should  be throw   up his nieseni
nation,   it   is   lo be  ho|>«l Rome
can   In-   found   i"   take his place
would  be n crying shame to hat
fond  n Job  lie vacant.
Negligee Sliirl
Not Too Early lo Look
Exclusive  patterns  are now ha
some of the choice ouch will in- mi
early,   and  some  of  the designs '
cannot duplicate.    11 you gpnmli
unusual styles lt will Inlattsl >p<i
come promptly.
Flatiron Hats
Tne Smartest Soft Hat ol the Scam
These Hats have been enthusiil
cally received by young men (rt
the very first day we brought
out. Neither trouble nor eip
has been saved in tho production
these goods, as you will dicerful
acknowledge   upon  examination.
IIB Cordova Street
Cash Grocery Stor
We'also carry a full li"e u'Fun
ture, on easy payments, at P»(*
that cannot be duplicated. Kindt
inspect our stock.
Jor Watimintter Ave and Han it Still
Workingmen Are Always Welcome 1
New Fountain Hotel
0. SCHWA UN, Proprietor
Meals 25 cents and Up.
Ileds, 25 cents per night.
Itooms $1.50 per week and up
2tt-31 Cordova St.    Vancouver, 8
Second Hand Dealers.
largest and cheapest stock of  < >
Cook Stoves In the City.
Hooen   Chains,    Augurs,   loggers'  Jacks,  Etc.
We have moved into our now
and  commodious  premises :
138 Cordova St., East
'Phone 1579       Vancouver, B. G.
,1 ih'
1111s  warm  Summer  weather Is very    trying   to 11
'he he,,!  „f the coal  and wood   stove is simplv  unbearable
Kitchen drudgery is reduced to a minimum by ih" "sr ''%
Has stove and (Ins Hot Plates. Meals run be pre.pnnil qoW*
nnd well    without  heating the  Whole house. , ,. r.-
Housekeepers with n (ins   Stove have much  more  lim" ",r
creation   than   those   who   use   thc coal  nnd   wood  stoves. ,,s
in  our   Demons!ratiiiff  and    Show   room   we   Inn »»'    .,,',.„
nnd  makes  set   up (or examination  and  trial.   • Call  nnd  a* H\
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