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 THE  WESTERN  CM
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published in the Interests of the Working Class Alone.
THIS l»
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ON
VANCOUVER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   MARCH  31,  1906.
Subscripties Price
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SI.OQ
THOMPSON'S TORONTO LETTER
Running Connnent on Current Eventi From Telegrapic Obituariei
Down to Lack of Enthusiasm Over Cheap Relics of
Ancient Feudal Mummery.
-Me devoted his entire life to an ef- I Bastion  In etillrely superfluous in the
,rt    to   Incite   to     deeds   of     vlo- {case  of  old  uud  well-instructed  Ro-
'',„... which  he   never    attempted  to   *•'""«<«■    '-"Jt there arc  new converts
aRoa wiu««. (l.„* w,,uk brethren who mny not as
..-.ifonn himself." Bo reada a si-n-
,enM from a telegraphic obituary of
julianri Most, Anarchist, ond similar
li, (.uu- are the comments of the cap-
Itavstsit press, la there an emperor,
klni pfasMsnt or premier upon earth
„i »hom the same thins could not
IM w.l.l Just as truthfully? What
uta.ut the Canadian politicians, edl-
tora and preachers who almost to a
rasa InettstJ poor. Ignorant, hot-head-
, ,1 youth, to volunteeer for the South
African war. but took very good cure
(.. keep out of danger themselves7
These cowur.ll) blalherakltes. some of
whom now have the effrontery to de-
i.ounce the dead anarehlBt becauae he
.lid nut throw bombs with his own
liun.l. -ire on u lower morul level than
ih. man they execrate. Most at least
had the courage to face Imprisonment, exile and poverty for his opinions whll« these sleek rascals traded
en their patriotism and bartered the
1 ,,.,..1 ..f their countrymen for praise.
and pudding. On. no. Most was no
liero, but he never reached the depth
uf baseness sounded by the Ijauriers,
Tin.per.. ItoBsee. fosters and other
Canadian statesmen** with their Jingo
„, holders In the press and pulpit during  Hie  Boer war.
I ii.  i-liillppiiM-s. KIsHlcrgsrtcn for Hol-
ilk-rw.
The Yankee Army In the Phlllp-
ptnts nre getting the training neCSS
■wry to fit them for doing the dirty
xxirk ul capitalism at home. They
recently massacred sen Filipino men.
somen and children with a trifling
loss of IS of their own number, and
I resident Roosevelt has expressed
what I" doubtless the unanimous seii-
tlmenl Of the capitalist class by congratulating them ofl their glorious
rtctery. After such an SMsrlSBOS
!!,.■ men will t»- ready for anything
In 111.- wuy of bloodshed and prepared
to Shoot down striking workiugmeii
and women us pitilessly ae Omsa.-ks.
Wnen the advantage <" busim s» Inter*
asta D( having a thoroughly hardened
and  brutallaed   force  such  as  this  al
commend t<> keep the working class
In Its place  Ih 'oiifider-rd.  only a sen-
umantallst of the Dr. Parkhorat type
will worry over the "honor of the
American flag' or the disgrace to
riwiisaii.ui involve.!. Perhaps after all
nidden death is the best and kindest
thing that AlJglO sSainn civilization
. an give, lt is better at all events than
proattutton for the women and slav-
.i, In the factories for the children
which Is the lot of so large a pro-
purtlon of the boastful Anglo-Saxon
in. a.
Jumped 11 i» Job.
Tin- bald and portly personage who
occupies the British throne and was
i.ciuly hailed by a sycophuntlc press
aa "Edward the Peace Maker." does
not seem to be onto hts Job. There Is
some sort of a row going on In Nl-
-.-. rhi. a section of the Hark Continent
which was recently stolen by the piratical outfit known as the British
Btnprre. The natives, It seems, like
Ignorant natives everywhere, object
to being robbed Of their country and
Luted for the benefit of a crew est
thieving monopolists and their officii parasites. We civilised Anglo-
Saxons are. of course, so used to this
sort of thing that we don't mind It—
in Tact most of us seem positively t"
enjoy It. But the heathen In his blinl-
Oaas emphasise* his crude and shallow-
notions by occasionally killing some of
the missionaries, In black or ordure-
oolored garb as the case may be,.who
ire trying to educate him along the
line laid down In that beautiful and
blesjif.il scripture text "It Is better to
give than tO receive." Hence the
trouble. In the course of which "Edward the PeHcemiikem" hired murderers have killed a thousand or ho
Of the Nigerians and are having a
Miccer-elmi of great and glorious victories over their undisciplined and
poorly armed enemies. And If Edward haa been prompted by hla love
of peace to do «r say anything to stop
the butchery the world hasn't so far
been Informed of it. 1 am afraid his
new title won't stick any longer than
did that of his Illustrious father, who
was dubbed by the courtly toadies
Albert the Good." because, unlike
most royal personagea. he wasn't
scandalously Immoral, and had a t»l-
*nt for philanthropic nnd educational
enterprises, sacing that he wasn't allowed to dabble in politics.
A Ntwded Iteniliider.
Eugene Debs, writing to the Worker
takes occasion to auggest to Canadian
Socialists that "Ood Save the King"
is cntlroly out of place at a Socinlist
gathering. The reminder la u true
<*ne. In view of the approaching visit
—or "visitation"—of Prince Arthur of
Connaught. It ta earnestly to bo hoped
that ho Socialist tn Canada will be
weak or forgetful enough to participate In any of the functions organized
lor his welcome. We are a revolutionary party and the British royal
family to us is merely the pinnacle
if the edifice which we are laboring
to overthrow—the head and front of
the system of olaaa and caste rule,
founded on the degradation of the
• workers.    I am aware that this sug-
y-t have fully realised the spirit of
lh<* movement, and might Inconsiderately follow "the line of least resistance" mid find themselves participating In the posturing*, and genuflections of the unthinking crowd. Every
■Odallst should consider it a matter
of principle to Jo or say nothing that
w in tend to kIv.- outsiders u wrong
impression as to the position we .>.--
copy aa retards capitalist government,
lis agents and representatives.
Regarding  "|jo)-»I   l.-iilii-*.la-.iii."
It ts reported that the Czar's soldiers have acquired the unpatriotic
habit of firing in the air, or refusing to shoot at all when ordered to
fire upon the people. This lias made
it necessary for the government to
lesue special orders forbidding such
unseemly  conduct.
The French parliamentary elections
will be held during the month of April, and our comrades are now actively engaged In campaign work
The veteran Paul Lsfargue Is to run
against the traitorous Mlllerand of
unsavory reputation, and it Is to be
hoped he will secure a seat ln the
next Chamber.
We .ieciaie for  liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean
(he same thing.    With some the word
liberty may mean fiir each man to do
• is   he  pleases  with  himself and  the
| product of his labor; while with others
] the same word  may mean for some
; men to do as they please with other
I men and  the product of other  men's
; tabor.—Abraham Lincoln.
Of   course   the   venal   and   servile ! 	
press as in duty hound will outdo It- I Awful destitution Is reported over
s< if in falsehood and hypocrisy In Ian Immense territory in the north of
making It appear that Canadians of Japan. The people are literally
all classet. arc- worked up Into a fever i starving to death by the thousands,
of loyal and patriotic enthusiasm over j The government has been appealed to
ihis princelings advent. Every yawp I for relief, und. of course, Is doing all
Iroin a Rang of corner hoodlums, who j It can to relieve (he situation. It
are always ready to yell from mere j should be remembered, however, that
boisterous exuberance will ba set down ] Kovernmenta can do but little In auch
as an outburst of Irrepressible cln-er- ! cases.    Of course If it were a caee of
tag from the thronging multitude. Th
|-r« sm will represent Arthur's tour as
a coritmuil ovation from a
populace   wild   with   excitement.
As a matter of fact there won't be
anything of the sort—not unless the
authorities adopt niy sugggestlon and
actually hire somebody to do the
chcrlng. Canadians have got past
that Stage. All the "enthusiasm" ts
manufactured by the flunkey press.
A Case in Point.
The other .lay lhat assemblage of
capitalist hlr°llnga> and grafters known
as the Dominion Parliament was opened with martial pomp and parade
to the sound of the harp, sackbut,
psaltery and all other kinds of music, not forgetting chin music, the latter going furnished as per {50,000
contract by Karl Orey. And. of course,
lhe prostitute press said that the occasion wus characterised by great enthusiasm. No d-mbt many unsophisticated persons (lowing the matter
In lhe llitht of s dawning nllUB gOll
sclousneas ts/ondsred why the devil
anybody should enthuse. Well, as a
matter of fact nObody did, as witness
• the follow-ill-; U*tt. r cllppn-J from the
Ottawa Journal of the 12th of March.
It Is a trifle long, but you will probably find It worth giving Just to put
your readers wis.* ns to the way the
"loyal enthusiasm'' racket Is worked:
As   tu   Inllm-la-in
"Kdltor Journal.—I notice by last
evening's Journal that the tenth pur- i
Moment of Canada wus opened with |
the usual enthusiam. I would like
Just here to give all the contributors
of this so-called enthusiasm a warning
not to overdo It all. lest they die of
heart disease caused by the intense
excitement.
As one of the five thousand people
In front of the parliament buildings
In the afternoon, I witnessed a part
of the "show" In connection with the
opening and must confess that the
reporter Of the Journal must have
been some place else If he noticed any
enthusiasm.
"Where was the enthusiasm'? Did
any one cheer7 Old any one speak?
I really wonder did any one breathe!
Just think. Here wns the representative of our King driving through the
crowded street, to open a colonial
parliament. And not a hand-clap—
not a cheer! Not one? Yes. I'm
wrong, for I myself cheered, and then
suddenly realised by the astonishment
depleted on the faces of those around
me that 1 had made an awful mistake.
Lord Orey, from what Utile I could
see of hint In his coach, waa bowing
acknowledgments left und right—ac-
know ledum, nts made to the empty
air. Not n bat wns lifted, and as I
said before there was never a sound.
Where Is the Canadian enthusiasm?
Why Ban It never find Its voice? Was
the Governor OeneraJ's appearance in
public today the occasion for a great
national rejoicing or a national
mourning ? As I take It. It was decidedly In thc nature of the former.
If so. why be afraid — let us all cheer.
—Observer.
PHILLIPS, THOMPSON,
119 Indiana Uoa.l.
Toronto, Ont., March 20th, 19cfi.
engaging lu wholesale slaughter, commonly termed war, unlimited loans
could lie negotiated and the Implements and munitions of murder could
be supplied galore. But tbat ls another matter. Governments cannot
reasonably be expected to perform
more than their true function of repression snd murder.
China's great wall waa recently
measured by an engineer, the height
being given as eighteen feet. For
1,300 miles the wall goea over plains
and mountains, every foot of the
foundation being of granite and the
rest of the structure solid masonry.
* Australia, like all other up-to-date
capitalist countries, has a Labor Bureau. This institution reports a steady
demand for milking and for general
farm handa. The former are paid
the munificent salary (that sounds
better I of 7s. 6d. to 10s. per week,
and the latter from 12s. to 15s., with
keep in both cases. Any British Columbia workmen who aspire to
become millionaires, ahould not overlook this opportunity.
In New York, children, almost too
young to enter the primary schools—
five, six, seven and eight years old—
are working In cellars and garrets,
tewing tin buttons, making artificial
flowers, and doing other real play.
According to the last census we have
580,000 children between the agea of
ten and fourteen who can neither
read nor write, native born Americans.
Two millions of children under 16 are
earning their own living.—Outlook.
New York.
The bread of the needy Is their life;
he that defraudeth them thereof Is
"a man of blood. He that taketh away
a neighbor's living slayeth htm; and
he that defraudeth the laborer of his
life is a bloodshedder. — Ecclesiastics,
xxlv. 21-2S.
As the average Canadian sky-pilot
must know that modern business is
builded upon defrauding the "laborer
/of his life," care should be taken not
to select the above ss a text, for fear
of shocking the delicate sensibilities
of such of the "bloodshedder" tribe
as might be paying generous pew-rent.
STILL ANOTHER PROFIT-MAKING DEVICE
For some time past It has been patent   to  the   railway  authorities that
j the present method of signalling Is
not only costly and laborious, but,
with the ever-Increasing volume of
truffle, quite inadequate. No leas than
three Knglish railway companies are
experimenting with automatic signal-
ling apparatus. The London and
Southwestern Railway Company waa
the first to adopt the new system, and
recently Installed at the Garteley slg-
i nal  box.     By this device compressed
, air ls made to do the greater portion
! of the work performed by the signal -
, men under the old regime.   The usual
i row- of levers, which require a man's
' lull strength  to pull, are superseded
■ by   a   table-lake  arrangement,  along
j the edge of which run a row of small
, handles. 54 In number, which take the
place of about 60 of the ordinary lev-
1 ers.     By  simply  pulling out  the  requisite handle a signal may be made
to drop, or the necessary point opened,
an automatic click Indicating that the
I olnt is over and the line locked. It is
declared that the new device is safer,
! quicker  and   much   more  economical
I tban the present system.    If the Lon-
i don   and   South   Western   adopted   it
hroughout their lines, they would be
able to dispense with 500 of their signalmen.—Cassell's Magazine.
Thus the march of improvement
pursues the "even tenor of its way."
The saving to the company of the
wages of 500 men Is In Itself no small
Item, and one that will soon offset the
cost of installing the necessary apparatus, no doubt. The 500 men should
come to Vancouver and help to swell
the city's population to the 100.000
mark, which the local boosters' club
■has set Itself the task of realising
within the next ten years. When the
human race recovers from the hydrophobia of capitalism the Introduction
if labor saving appliances will add to
the comfort and well-being of the
workers by lessening the hours of toil
neceasary to'supply human kind with
the material things of life. Under the
sway of capitalist property they must
continue to act as a blighting curse
upon the only useful portion of the
community, the workers, for the purpose of Increasing the profits of the
masters.
HOISTING THS FLAG OF   FAT.
Oreat wealth Is only the apples of
Bodom—the power to buy slaves and
debauch women and turn children Into parts of a machine.—Exchange.
Would thnt dear, delightful old don-
kev Who presides over the editorial
sanctum of the Seattle Times Inform
a waiting world when the red flag,
the emblem of the International Socialist movement, became the "red
flag of anarchy"?
That exceedingly brilliant Journal
the Los Angeles Times, proposes to
carry the protect ion Idea one notch
further ■»' having the United States
make some deal with Italy to keep
her "Mafia" and "Black Hand" people nt home. This la unnecessary,
however. The American "Mafia" and
"Black Hand" Is n<> longer an "Infant
Industry." It Is safe to assert that
the Colorado and Idaho officials can
hold their own against any foreign
competition.
I also view of greater importanceeven than a reduction uf duties of the
Customs, the stamping out once and for all of the Socialistic movement,
which I consider full of danger to the best interests of the whole community. Outside the labor leagues, the movement may only be a germ at
present, but It ia. In my opinion, the microbe of an infectious political disease, which cannot be destroyed too soon. — Q. H. Reld, ex-Premier of N. S.
W.
Hear the tramping of the Fat men, lt Is coming down the breeze.
They  are  led  by  George the  Wriggler, who has Just come o'er the seas,
And the Labor agitator and the Socialist they'll seise,
And murder them without a word of warning;
For the flag of Fat  Is flying, all the plutocratic mob
Swear they'll die ln open battle ere the Socialists will rob
Them of their bit of boodle; they are out upon the Job—
Yes,   they'll  murder  every  rebel  In the morning.
ln the sacred name of Boodle he has called for volunteers;
See the "Little Marys" shaking, though   their owners have  no  fears.
Yet their womenfolk are crying and their children are In tears.
For the to.-sln o'er the continent ts sounding,
Kvery  stomach  will  be wanted, every Fat man In the ranks
Will be fighting for his acres and his millions in the banks.
And they'll smash up   agitators and all Socialistic cranks,
And they'll give 'em all a devil of a pounding.
And George Pile and BUI McMillan will be there to save the land.
And "Hlndooendough" Henley," with a big "altch" tn his hand.
Will drop It on the Socialists—'tis death, you understand;
He has flattened quite a few with It already;
And Bruce Smith will lead to battle all the feminine brigade,
All the British Empire shemales will be gorgeously arrayed.
And  they'll muster In the front rank of the army on parade.
When old Rumpty telle the legion to be steady.
"For Boodle and for Wriggler Reld"   will be their marching song,
With mighty stomachs In the front they'll proudly march along.
For Capital Is always right, and Labor always wrong.
And they'll prove It to each cursed agitator.
The.v will stamp on  every preacher who Is sowing discontent.
They   will   preach   the  ancient gospel. "Worship Fat and pay your rent."
And they'll tell the starving people that George Is a heaven-eent.
Hall-marked,  and  elghteen-carat legislator.
When the flag of Fat Is flying, when the "Little Marys' swell.
Then the claims of squalid tollers will be Jerked right Into hell,
And the Socialist rebel will crawl quick Into his shell,
And Boodle then will boss the situation;
For every outlaw will be walloped, they will bend and kiss the rod
Or the army then triumphant, and each worn and weary clod
Will   kiss   the   ground   that   Wriggler Reld in triumph great haa trod.
And Fat will be the lord of all creation.
So be ready then to scatter when George gives the charging cry.
Whon tho ranks of shaking stomachs gallop down to do or die;
For each Socialist must hide himself, each Labor man must fly,
When the Wriggler leads his army on to slaughter.
Over all the blessed continent the Flag of Fat will wave,
Kvery enemy of Boodle will rest in his little grave;
When each Socialist is murdered they will stop and sing "God save"
And toast old Rumpty Reld In gin and water.
—"Truth." Sydney. N. S. W.
ASIA AND AFRICA AWAKENING
Plenty of Evidence tt Show That the Tine it Rapidly Approaching When the Colored Races Will Throw off
the White Man's Galling Yoke.
When the peoples of Asia and Africa  are spoken of as "inferior"    to
those of the countries inhabited    by'
white  peoples, it cannot be assumed
that the former are Incapable of being transformed into first-class fighting machines.   On the contrary, there
Is good  reason  to  believe  that most
of   the   peoples   of   Asia  and   Africa
are  easily capable of acquiring    the
art  of  war and  that  the acquisition
of this art would be followed by the
overthrow of the white races who, In
complete contempt of the  principles
cf  religion In  which  they  profess to
believe,   have   long  been   engaged  in
the  most  odious oppresalon  of    the
colored   nations  of Asia  and Africa.
The Inferiority of the colored peoplea
ls of a physical character  that does
not prevent them from making good
soldiers,  and.   as  far,   principally,  as
Asiatics are concerned, does not prevent  them  from excelling  In  certain
sorts of mental effort.     It also does
not prevent them from feeling keenly  the  oppression and the  Insults to
which   they  were subjected  by  their
white rulers or would-be rulers. Awed
by the superior knowledge of the art
of war displayed by the white nations,
the colored peoples have, until recently,  silently  submitted  to  subjugation
and  suffering;   but they  have  learnt
from   their  oppressors,  and  now the
colored giants begin to strain at their
bonds, which, when they put forth all
their strength, they may easily burst.
...
Simultaneously with this menacing
movement among the  colored races,
of the world, there exists, and grows,
in various forms, that movement for
the conquest of new markets for the
disposal of surplus wares of the capitalist   class,   which   movement  ls   in
Great   Britain called  Imperialism,  in
Germany called 'Weltpolitlk."   and ln
the United States termed Expansionism.    This movement ls almost a necessity of the working of unrestricted
capitalism.   So great has now become
the   power   of  man   over   nature,   so
easily ls wealth produced for the convenience of the capitalist clasa, that
the bourgeois now finds   hlmaelf   the
victim of an embarrassment of riches;  for his goods are    produced    in
much  larger quantitiea than the white
peoples are able to purchase. The progress  of the  production  In  capitalist
civilization is ln a sort of circle.   First
the capitalists      compete      furiously
against each other in the production
of commodities,  with the aid of the
labor  of  women  and   children;   and,
next, there ia a glut of commodities,
which  means that  more  wares have
been   produced  than   there  are  purchasers for.    This causes a revulsion
of trade, "hands" are discharged, and,
perhaps, machinery lies unused. Gradually,  however,  the stored up goods
sre sold, and the capitalist again applies himself to the satisfaction of the
normal  demand  for his wares.    The
"hands" again find employment, the
machines are again set in motion, and
politicians  swagger about   the country  boasting of the  "glorious return
of  prosperity"—for  which   they  are,
they imply, or even actually boldly assert,   personally  responsible.
...
The  thing  that  la  however,  much
troubling  capitalists,  and  their political tools, in every civilised country.
If the fact that the intervals between
each  period  of glut and  revival are
becoming shorter;  so that capitalists
begin to fear that there will be, soon,
a chronic condition of commercial crisis,  and  that it may  be,  eventually,
impossible to find, at any time, sufficient   purchasers  to   permit  of  the
Industries being carried on upon present lines, with their existing magnitude,   and   wielding   the   aame   large
I rofits.    With this fear at his heart
the  capitalist  turns  to  the countries
Inhabited by Inferior, or weaker races,
and, picking up the quarrel of some
tiuculent   trader.     or      pragmatical
[ readier, declares war. "ln the Inter
ests of humanity, civilization and roll
gion"  (!)  against one of the weaker
races.    Why  does  the  capitalist,  or,
rather, the Government, whtch Is his
Instrument, do this?   Well, becauae It
Is believed that "trade    follows    the
fiag."   Let   the     British.     German
French or American flag be hoisted
upon the soil ot any    country,   and,
then. It is believed there will be an
Increase of trade with the conquered
country In the commodities produced
tn  the country from  which the flag
comes.    It ls because of   this   belief
that  nearly  all   the  so-called  "little
wars" have been waged.    Indeed, re
cent  wars  that  were  not  little wars
were waged as the result ot capitalist  activity.    Thus  the  war  between
Britain and the Boers was the out
come ot a cosmopolitan capitalist con
splracy to take, completely, out of the
control of a nation of primitive pea
sants the rich Rand gold mines; and
the  war between  Russia and Japan
was.  largely, the result of the desire
of the capitalists ln the latter coun
try to find, In Korea and China, un-
i as trie ted, and, If possible, favorable
markets for their surplus commodities.
...
The  success  of the  Jape in  their
war with Russia has given the white
peoples some Idea of what the ancient
end extremely numerous Mongolian
lace is capable In modern times.
What it achieved centuries before the
I resent ls well known to students of
history; no such students can forget
the destruction wrought by Genghis
Khan, Attila (The "Scourge of God"),
and otber ferocious warriors. The
histories of Turkey and Hungary yield
additional evidence of the Mongol's
love of war and power therein. Of
course, It Is quite certain that tk-g
Japs would have found their task ig
fighting the Russians much more difficult had they not had to contend
against a people who had "no stomach" for the fight, inasmuch aa the
hostility of the latter to their own
rulers was as great aa it was to the
Japs; but, even granting this, Japanese successes made the world marvel. The world had forgotten the
former fierceness of the Mongol, Turanian, and, misled by the apathy with
which the natives ef China had permitted themselves to be plundered
and Insulted in their own country,
thought that all Asiatics could be
treated with contemptuous arrogance;
and that they would not have the
courage to resent such treatment.
There can be no doubt that the rulers
of Russia Imagined this; but they
speedily discovered their mistake; the
disappointed capitalists of Japan
made their power felt in their own
country; war was declared against
Russia, and Japan emerged therefrom
victorious. The exploitation of Korea,
and, t" some extent, of China, is now
to be the work of the capitalist cla£3
of Japan.
...
A still more surprising manifestation of resistance to white domlnatio i
and tyrannous interference, thai
what has occurred ln Japan, ia th •
cry, among the backward blac-c
peoples of Africa, of "Africa for th-
Africans." This is the result of th_*
propaganda carried on by an organ! -
zation called the "Ethiopian League."
which body reminds the negroes ul
their numerical and physical strength,
and assures them that the very moment they wish It, they can drlv*
the white Invaders Into the sea. Thi
Ethiopian Leaguers have their own
newspapers, printed tn some ot tbe
most widely spoken vernacular
tongues. and they have hundreds of
active agitators. It Is probably &r.
a result of the "Ethipolan" propaganda that the Zulus of Richmond,
tn Natal, have refused to pay the
poll tax; and that an armed conflict has taken place between Zulus
and Natal police, which resulted fatally, on both sides. Possibly, too, the
demand made by the South African
Colored Political Association for the
full enfranchisement of the colored
persons in the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony is also a manifestation of Ethipoianism. It Is certain
that, should the blacks of South Africa unite, and succeed In arming
themselves with European weapons,
the whites could not hope to conquer
them. Africa ls a black man's country; and its black inhabitants outnumber the whites tremendously. In the
event of the former. If efficiently
armed, rising tn any considerable
numbers, there would certainly be a
condition of things there worse than
existed tn India during the terrible
so-called "Mutiny."
. * * *
If we look at Asia, again, we find
that in India, for instance, things
are by no means consoling to the commonly complacent citizen. For a considerable number of months, there
has been, in the important provincea
of Bengal, a boycott of British goods.
This ls alleged to have lately ceased.
Perhaps It has; but the bitter attache
upon England made by the Indian
vernacular press have not ceased.
These continue with vigorous vehemence, and anyone who knows the facts
as to Britain's treatment of India cannot wonder. Aa the Indian Parses,
Padubhal NanrlJI, says, a permanent
financial drain Impoverishes India
for the benefit nf bloodsucking British beaureaucrats. Two hundred million rupees are paid every year by India to British officials; and, of this
sum, one hundred million rupees
leaves India every year. In addition,
there annually leaves India another
two hundred million rupees In the
shape of dividends on British capital
owned by persons residing ln the United Kingdom. The consequence of
the frightful financial bleeding of a
wretchedly poor people ls that, even
when the harvests are good, the masses can subsist only with difficulty;
and, when the harvests are bad, millions perish from famine. If the myriads of natives of India that aro always at the gates of famine, should
revolt, as many of their own countrymen urge them to do, what then would
become of British supremacy In India?
...
"Asia for the Asiatics" Is the cry
now heard ln every' Asiatic country,
and the anti-foreign outbreaks and
boycotts In China are Intended to
aid In the enforcement of this policy;
"Africa for the Africans" is the cry
of the "Ethiopians" and the Zulu
rebels. After all, can we white people conscientiously declare that we
have any right to Invade, peacefully
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A QUESTION OP POWER.
If any further proof was necessary
to sustain the contention of the Socialist that In the last analysis all law
is purely a question of power, that
proof haa been furnished by action
of the Colorado and Idaho officials
in the seizure and kidnapping of
Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone, Counsel for thc prosecution has admitted
in open court that there was no legal
means that could have been used to
bring the accused men Into the State
of Idaho, and that as in the opinion
of the prosecution, law was in this
particular defective, kidnapping was
tcsorted to In order to further the
ends of justice. There being no legal
means of bringing the accused men
within the clutch of the Idaho authorities, the officials of the two
States did not for a moment hesitate
to engage in a conspiracy to effect
their purpose, and they did it with
as little compunction of conscience
and with as much zest as a gang of
footpads might plan a hold-up. The
entire affair has not been one of established legal proceedure, but merely
an instance of the brutal and conscienceless exercise of power that has
alwiys been displayed by those who
have been foisted in to the position
of rulers of men. Law is a grotesque
farce, valuable only as a means of
gulling those easily gullible ones upon
whom human vultures prey. The superstitious reverence for it, and the
abiding faith in its potency and power to shield htm from harm are
among the most absurd hallucinations
that ever lodged In the mind of man.
This superstition and abiding faith
mutt be broken tn the minds of the
working class before it can every attain
to the dignity of a class of free men.
The officials of Colorado and Idaho
and their ilk elsewhere, are doing all
that lies in their power to destroy that
superstition and shatter that faith.
Whether intentional or not their work
Ih excellent in this respect.
Much adverse comment has been
indulged ln, even by the Socialist
press, of the famous declaration of Independence uttered by the notorious
military strut and swashbuckler. General Sherman Bell of Colorado fame.
When that gallant hero of the Roose-
veltian brand said "to hell with the
constitution, we'll give them postmortems Instead," he was as correct
In stating the true position of a class
in power as he was blunt and to the
point In phraseology. Acting as the
tool of a class in human society, he
waa perfectly justified ln relegating to
perdition  any  ridiculous  laws or
musty parchments flaunted in his face
to frighten him from his purpose.
There was evidently no superstitious
reverence for grotesque concoctions
and contraptions in the make-up of
thia valiant warrior.
It is not the law that holds Moyer,
Haywood and Pettibone In custody,
nor ls It the law that can effect their
release. They are held by the power represented by the executive machinery of the State, with Its ruffianly police, sheriffs, military and other
cutthroats. If these men escape with
their lives it will be through fear,
upon the part of the rulers and their
ruffainly tools, of stirring to action a
mightier power than even that of the
State in Itn present hands. Were there
no more fear of a working class uprising now, than there was when the
so-called Chicago anarchists were
murdered by the ruling class some 20
years ago, Moyer and his comrades
would without doubt be likewise dealt
with. The undisguised contempt for
law displayed by the present rulers
and their ruffianly tools should go furl
towards cultivating a similar contempt
In the minds of tbe working class both
for the law and its makers. True It
is that so long as the power to enforce lt remains In the hands of the
master class, the workers will be
compelled to bow ln submission to
capitalist law. Once the working
class has conquered the power to enforce its will such law will be as unceremoniously brushed aside when
found to stand in the way,
as it now is by its capitalist sponsors.
The power to enforce that which at
a given moment will conserve a propertied interest, and not what may
have been previously written upon
parchment In regard to the matter, Is
the keynote. Hence power to do, Is
the only law that cuts any figure in
the case. This power to-day rests in
the hands of that class who would
hang every workingman of the type
or Moyer. Haywood, Pettibone, etc.,
were they not held back by the fear
that an aroused working-class might
strip this power from their hands.
Until the working-class does take the
powers of the State from the hands
of the present rulers, and uses those
powers to chase the whole thieving
rang out of their control of Industry,
the Infamies practiced upon the workers and those who lift their voices In
their behalf will continue. And to
tell the truth they should continue.
The class that has the power to feed,
clothe and shelter all people, must of
necessity possess the power to determine what shall be done with the product. Place no faith In the law, you
workingmen, unless lt be the law of
your class, and with all of the power of your class behind lt to enforce
It.
Above everything else workingmen
should remember that the production
and disposition of the material things
of life are not determined by sentiment, love, justice, law or religion,
but by power. The power to grow Is
the law of growth. The power to live
is the law of life. The power to
rule in tbe law of rule. The power to be
free is the law of freedom, and none
of these are man-made laws. Workingmen, If you would be free, you
must seise the powers of the State in
order to break your economic chains.
It is purely a question of power.
EXPANSION OF CAPITAL-.
It Is stated that a quarter of a million more laborers are needed In the
Middle West than are known to be
available for construction tn progress
or contemplated. Similar conditions
exist on this Coast and there Is some
reason to fear that lt will be impossible to do the summer and autumn
harvesting except by a general suspension of contsructtve work. It ls
not difficult to trace the causes of
these conditions. The past decade has
been one of great proaperlty and enormous volumea of free capital have
been accumulated which 1b seeking
Investment, and aa there is no part of
the world which offers better prospects of profit from investment, the
money is being employed at home.
We are covering the entire United,
States with electric railroads, rebuilding, to a great extent, our existing
steam lines, rebuilding our cities with
modern structures and spending million", of dollars in irrigation enterprises. And we are trying to do all
these things «rt/Hher. be?ause capitalists want th il.- money to be earning
■-'-ol'tet Ih. Free capital haa been
increasing faster than population. We
are trying to do in one year what the
workmen available would perhaps require two years to accomplish. — San
Francisco "Chronicle."
The above Is taken from the
"Chronicle's" editorial columns, and
the "Chronicle" la one of the leading
dally moulders of public opinion on
the Pacific Coaat The cocksure
manner in which It asserts that "we
are doing this, that and the other
thing is an Inspiration In Itself, and
well calculated to cause us to become
Inflated with "our" own Importance.
The "we" .referred to by the "Chronicle" may be easily recognised by
reading the article. The capitalists of
the country constitute the "we."
The ghost that haunts the capital
Ist, whether sleeping or waking, Is
scarcity of labor. No matter how
plentiful it may actually be, the fear
still lurks ln his breast that he Is being defrauded of some of the prolit
he should receive because the pressure upon the labor market Is not
yet sufficiently great to drive the wage
down to the lowest possible notch.
Though thousands of men may stand
idle In the market awaiting a purchaser for their labor-power, the
terrible scarcity of labor looms up before the distorted vision of the capitalist aa a veritable ghoat of frightful
mien. To thoae at all familiar with
conditions ln the Middle West It will
come somewhat aa a shock to learn
that such a dearth of labor exists as
to require a quarter of a million "sons
of toll" to fill the hole In the labor
market. This may be accounted for
upon the assumption that becauae
of the "great prosperity of the past
decade" the workers have accumulated so much wealth that they no
longer need to work. They can now
retire from active service and enjoy
the well-earned competence resulting
from their "thrift, Industry and wages
of abstinence." •
When a capitalist editorial nincom
poop attempts to deal with the various phenomena of capitalism he
should be careful not tp go beyond
his depth, leal by his violent splash -
Ings and contortions he should unwittingly uncover the nakedness of
capital and expose its anatomy and
characteristics to the vulgar gaze of
the common herd. Once the common herd become familiar with the
anatomy and characteristics of capital they will lose all reverence for It,
and great "moral engines" and "niold-
ers of public opinion." with the mun*
chausen-llke proclivities of the
"Chronicle," will, like Othello, find
their occupation gone.
That which the "Chronicle" comes
very near uncovering In the above, Is
the fact that periods of capitalist
prosperity are marked by a rapid accumulation of surplus vlaue, extracted from wage-labor. As this accumulation must be converted Into new
or additional capital, new enterprises are undertaken and additional
markets are eagerly sought.. Ab long
as the opportunity for new Investments is afforded by the establishment ot additional enterprises or the
opening up of new country, or the
securing of further markets, this
rapid expansion of capital goes
smoothly along absorbing the labor
offered In the market, and carrying
with lt an appearance of general and
Widespread prosperity among all
classes of people. But all things have
a limit. The world's market Is limited and with the powerful means of
production In use to-day it must In
time be thoroughly and completely
supplied with everything ,t can absorb. Time Inevitably comes when
the opportunity for new- or additional
Investments of capital Is no longer
1-Horded. Capital .can no longer expand. The more complete becomes
the dominion of capital, the greater the
volume of surplus value nnd the more
Imperative becomes the necessity for
the expansion of capital. With no
more worlds to conquer—that Is, no
opportunity for further Investments
and no new markets to seise—capital
can no longer expand, It can no longer grow. Like all living things, as it
can no longer grow tt must die. The
perpetuation of the capitalist system
beyond this point Is a mathematical
impossibility.
"Free capital has been increasing
faster than population," says the
"Chronicle." In other words the vol
ume of surplus value wrung from the
sweat of wage-slaves ha3 become
greater than can be absorbed by still
further and profitable investments.
The field into which capital may expand has become already too contracted to admit of the expansion necessary to dispose of the surplus. The
slaves of capital are producing wealth
taster than it can be utilized under
the present system of property. The
rule of capital is rapidly hearing the
point where Its continuance will be
no longer possible.
The "Chronicle" indulges In a lot of
senseless babble, In the same editorial,
about immigrants, men who won't
work, and similar rubbish that is not
worth considering. Every Socialist
has heard such twaddle before. If
there be danger that the harvest re
main ungathered because of a scarcity
of reapers, the "Chronicle" might be
closed down and the editorial staff
sent to the country for a couple of
months to assist in the garnering,
without human society suffering any
serious loss either epirltually or materially
defied and nature's laws defeated."
Perhaps that Is the method designed
by an over-rullng Providence to get
rid of the worthies breed.
-It never ruins but It pours." Now
that the capitalist thieves of the United States are In trouble with the plg-
talled Celestials who arc stubbornly
persisting ln refusing to purchase Am-
orlenn goods, the Infection has spread
to India, where the natives are boycotting English goods. Recently at
the great Hindoo shrine of Kallghat
SO.000 Bengalees renewed their vow
before the Image of the goddess to
persevere in the boycott. Similar
meetings are reported from the Interior. If this thing keeps up "Johnny
Bull" und "Uncle Sam" will need to
blow a few heathen from the cannon's mouth Just to teach them to
conform to Christian ethics by purchasing the things that Christian
thieves have been to the trouble of
stealing and sending to them.
PLATFORM
WDWIIMOFTKEWOItUlUWTE"
It is stated that fully 1,500 girls are
employed as core-makers in Chicago
Iron and brass foundries. Their wagea
average about  $6  per week.
England is organizing to combat
Socialism. At least that Is what the
papers say. Poor old granny. She
won't do a thing to It, no doubt.
That august body known as the
supreme court of the United States,
has recently handed down a decision
that Is a peach. It declares It unlawful for transportation companies
which are also producers of commodities to charge less freight for carrying their own product than the pro.
duct of competing producers. If you
cannot figure this out for yourself
get a lawyer to do lt for you.
The Seattle "Times" In Its wisdom
remarks: 'There Is nothing in common
between the decent, law-abiding union
man of the average trade unions and
the lawleas, vicious dynamiters of the
mines." Of course there Isn't. The
latter is employed by the mine-owners
to blow up a concentrator, a few so-
called "scabs" or an ex-Governor or so,
for the purpose of laying It to the
former so as to afford an excuse for
thrjwleg him Into a bull-pen or penitentiary, or sending him to the gallows.
A California Bishop says:
"Motherhood ls going out of fashion
among society people. Wealthy women cannot have children; they have
to dance. Dlnnera must be given and
whist must be played though Clod be
Sjar-Kvcry l.sl.ur I'liloa In tht piu*ri„t,    ,
vlt.-.l to pl.ee . urd uod.r thi. hr-.t    -        '
uui.tb.    Hecretsrice plcsu* sou.
ll uu
Miners'   Union,   No   1
M.    Meets    every  Saiurd,,'
Phoenix
VV.  F.
evening at 7 .10 o'clock in Mii-im,'
hall. V. Ingram, pre-ibi-nt, vv A
Pickard, secretary.
1. Edward Bird.    A. C. Brydon-Jad,
Ueo. K. McCrossan.
BIRO. OftYOOM-MOK i McCROSSAN
BAKHIHTK.KS, Hill UlliiHH, t'|(
From ali accounts lt appears that
the coal owners of the anthracite region are determined to force the miners Into a strike on April 1st. The
reason for this may readily b« seen
In the fact that the operators have
over 9.000.000 tons of merchantable
anthracite on bund. This Is exclusive
of stocks held by Individual dealers,
and concerns outside. That the price
of coal will tend to rise In the event
of a shut-down goes without saying.
The masters will thus be able to turn
an additional "honest penny" as a result of the strike, while the slaves
will reap the reward of their slavery
In the shape of the ocean of suffering, misery and hardships that always
mark these unfortunate but Inevitable
struggles undei the rule of capital.
It will be a heavy price to pay. but
the slave cannot evade payment. It
Is the penalty he must endure for his
blind allegiance to a system of property that must perforce put the yoke
upon his neck. It Is fervently to be
hoped that few more drastic lessons
will be required to force him to see
the point. *
The spirit of murder was never so
rampant In the United States as It
l'i at the present time. Whither are
we drifting?—Los Angeles Times.
Drifting? A good Republican journal ask such a question us that? Is
not the country In the hands of a Republican congress and an executive of
Ilk.- proclivities, besides being the
very epitome of strenuoslty? With
such talent at the helm It is absurd
to talk of drifting. We are steaming
head on to the most complete capitalist development of which the world
can boast. As to murder, why. capital spells murder. The very breath
in its nostrils Is the murder of the
working class, man. woman and child:
not, like the midnight assassin who,
with one swift stroke, takes the life
of his victim, but by the slow, cruel
process of Ita Industrial machinery
that grinds the last drop of juice In
the victim's bones Into the luscious
profits that forever swells Its loathsome and disgusting power and bulk.
The addle-pated Times need not be
disturbed. That which It notes as
the spread of murder Is but the spirit
of capital. So long as It Is enabled
to lap the blood that drips from the
murderer's garments It should be content. It ls a supporter of the present murderous system.
We, tho Socialist Party of Caaada,
in convention aaaembled, affirm our
allegiance to and support of tha principles and program of the international revolutionary working class.
Labor produces all wealth, and to
labor it ehould Justly belong. To
the owners of the meana of wealth
production belongs the product of
labor. The present econorole aya-
tem Is based upon capitalist ownership of tho meana of wealth production; therefore all the products ol
labor belong to the capitalist claaa.
The capitaliat ia maater; the worker
la alave.
So long aa the capitalists remain
in possession of the reins of government all the powera of the state will
be uaed to protect aad defend their
projierty rights In the means of
wealth production and their control
of the product of labor.
The capitalist system gives to the
capitalist an ever-eweillnc stream of
profits, and lo the worker aa ever-
lncressiag measure of misery aad
degradation.
The Interest of the working class
Ilea in the direction of setting itsell
free from capitalist exploitation by
the ah-olitlon of the wagv- system. To
accomplish this ntjeesattates the
transformation of capitalist property in the meana of wealth production Into collective or working-, lass
property.
The Irrepreaalble conflict of inter-
eats between lho capitalist and the
worker la rapidly culminating in a
struggle for possession of the power
of government—the capitalist to hold
the worker to secure it by political
action.   This la the class strusnrle.
Therefore, we call upon all work-
era to organ!'e under the banner of
tbe Socialist Party of Canada with
the object of conquering the public
powers for the purpose of set ting up
and enforcing the economic program
of the working rla**, as follow.
I. The transformation aa rapidlv
as possible, of capital 1st property iu
the means of wealth production (natural resources, factories, mills, railways, etc,,) Into the collective property of the working class.
3. Thorough and democratic organization and management of Industry by the workers.
8. The establishment, aa speedily
aa possible, of production for use
instead of production for profit.
The Socialist Party, when In ofAce
■shall always and everywhere until
the present system is abolished,
make the answer to this question Its
guiding rule of conduct. Will this
legislation advance the interests of
the working clasa aad aid the work-
era in their clasa struggle against
capitalism? If It will, the Socialist
Party is for it; If It will not, the
Socialist Party la absolutely opposed to it.
In accordance with this principle
the Socialist Party pledge" itself to
conduct all the public affaire placed
in ita hands In such a manner an to
promote the Intereata ot the working claaa alone.
Tel. 839. P.O. Box, 932.
H34  Hastings St. .  .  Vancouver   B.C.
Socialist Directory
gaT" Every I-oca! of the .Sori-d,,,
Party of Canada should run a r.U\
under this head. $1.00 per uionib
Secretaries please note.
Joseph Medill Patterson of Chicago,
the latest wealthy convert to Socialism
saya:
"Pension the millionaires. I believe a system of pensions could be devised that would keep the millionaire
in affluence all his life and at the
same time divorce htm from his powers
for evil."
They seem to be getting along pretty
well without pensions, but if they need
anything of the sort let them pension
themselves and see how they like tt.
That la the way the working mules
have to do. The capitalist, whether a
iiiillionai I.- or smaller, will be dlyorced
"from his powera for evil" when he
Is stripped of his control of the meana
whereby other men labor. If the divorce should, however, not prove absolute the job might be finished with a
rope. It would be cheaper than a
pension and quite aa effective. Joseph
Medill P. Is a hot convert all right.
A fellow wbo sports the cognomen
of Sir William Van Home, loquaciously
proclaims that: "Imagination cannot
picture what Canada will be within the
next twenty years.' If the "Inspector's report of Idiot and Lunatic Asylums for the Province of Ontario' la' to
be taken aa any criterion to go by, it
would require but a third-rate Imagination to picture Canada as a huge
Insane asylum with a large feebleminded annex, well within the twenty
years. The report referred to. as well
as the reports of other eastern provinces, show a most alarming Increase of
Insanity, crlefly among housekeepers,
laborers, farmera and domestic ser-
vants. It Is to be hoped that when all
useful Canadians have gone batty under the stress of capitalist rule there
will be enough Van Homes left to pay
for their keep.
IIUITISI! COLUMBIA PKOVlNt.'m
Executive Committee, Socialist
Party uf Canada, meets Und **.
4th Tuesday in each month. VY. H
Flowers, Secretary, H. I., 22%
Prior Street.
HOMINION EXECUTIVE COMMIT-
TEE. Socialist Party ol ('at-adt.
meets every 2nd and 4th Tucsda-
iu the Month. J. O. Morgan. IS*..
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In Local
 Socialist   Party  of
Canada.
I recognise the claas struggle
between the capitaliat clasa and
the working claaa to be a
struggle for political supremacy, I. a., possession of the
reins of government, snd which
necessitates the organisation of
the workers Into a political
party distinct from und oppoaed to all parties of the capitaliat claaa.
If admitted to membership,
I hereby agree to maintain or
enter Into no relations with
any other political party, and
pledge myself to support by
voice, vote and all other legitimate meana the ticket and the
program of the Socialist Party
of Canada only.
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THK AWAKDM.Nti OP LABOR.
London, V*** Ur-The newspapers and
,M peopl- of <lrcul Britain have not
lH y,.* done ,v'll> dim usslon regarding
the world-wide sweep of lubor move-
tuts *» manifested In the general
elections Ju»t hsli The adjustment of
tha difficulties between Ihe upper und
.... lower Classes in Hussia growing out
... (he itrlkes und the great economic
.eV0lUtion  there,   th*-  Booialiatie  ugllu-
tiani tn Crarmany and Franca, the war
between the trusts and the labor
unions reported from America and the
x\ hipping out of the rnllrcmd rate sltua-
i,,,ii In congress ** reported from the
I .,-*.ed States all give rise to the theory
Unit what the So. Inllsts in their lei-h-
,,,..,, I class Jargon cull "class conscious-
i„.hh the hour when the workingmen
,,.„lly     become     coiibcIouh    of     their
rength and poWsr—baa arrived. For
(ance, Mr. J. Kler Hurdle. M. P.. in
, paper Just written for the Nutlonul
jieview, I'll.** '" this strain of tin- labor
iiovcinent:
■•One tbing l» certain—the common
people of Great Britain, for weal oi
•vfje, like tlfosa »f the world generally,
have entered upon u final struggle with
tha upper classes for supremacy, Pm
,Bp«  past  the policy of tho  politician
„u i n io gel bold «f any member of
the uorklng .lasses who has risen intt
.iiiin. no- and bSOaltrS a pOWSI
ongst bis fellows, and to attach hln
i„ the chartol wheels <>i the Liberal
party, 'i bene days have now gone paai
..ii.l in ihe new party Do im-mt-cr wfll
he allowed whose vanity or ambition
will lead blin to ilesei t his cluss and I.
enlist  In ths ranks of lhe enemy.
• I,, tin- future, at lesuit. those, whi
arl In Hi's manner will lie esilniate.l al
iheir true value, and instead of bstni
hailed BS saviors and leaders of the
people, will l-e treule.1 as renegades ana
deserter* The working class of Ureal
llritain havd entered the field of teboi
iliilc anrnswhat late In the day.   I.ui
>   have entered It. and will now tak"
li place beside their f.iiow workmen
othei   land.  In   ss-eklng  delivi-ritim-
m  the bendaga of toll and poverty
wherein  they  have so long been  an*
thralled and In working out th.-ir own
salvation- economic, Industrial and po-
... i■.      Montreal  --Ktar."
\ .(iimx   very   great   wan   nc-omp*
..i. l   by   the   late   election   In   Oreal
Hi. ...,,   and  :•'-.  it  sufficed to  Indl*
, ,;.   that   tbe   working  (lass  Of   thai
country,   nke   the   working   class   of
. ihei capitalisl countries, ur>- beoom*
conscious   of   their   own   class   III
• i *•*.. LoOft years of bitter .xix-rl-
..... has evidently (aught many ol
(neat Ihnt the struggle of the trad.
bd on niovemenl. sometimes miscalled
thi class strugKie iii the eoonomk
neld as well a. oo-operattve and ain*
hat societies   are   simply   struggle-.
sti ..ni"i the Working class llH-lliHetVe*.
Ibis Brises from the fact that tht-r.
ire !.• t --noiigh Jobs for all. The
arorker* are more numerous than thc
i..t.» Aa th» capitalists own the
means nf production and therefore
nwn tha Joiis, the ■rorkera are forced
into keen competition among th.-m-
*..*ive« f. r i.oswasl.in of a j..b. and
therefore for the privilege of living
I'ortioiiK ..f iii.- working class combine
Into trade unions < (--operative so. l«-
tles, etc.. for lhe purpose of forcing
li. ttei term* from the labor market
..r compelling the masters to ressnr*
the J..Ls for them ns against thos.
■... tV.'T' outside of th.-s.- parttcutai
combines   Th.-s.. oombinattona can t>.
succ-H-ful only by forcing; the sur-
I his labor OUI Of the market.    This Is.
• ! ...ur",e. Impossible, ns ih.- gnawing*,
ol hunger win compel the < oners ot
surplus I.ibor [lower lo offer It In the
n.arkel against all opposition. Henc.
i   •     tiUKgl'*  of   the  trade  union,  etc.
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is centred against the so-called unor-(
saolssd pertiou of im- wprklag class,]
und can In no propei   ..use of the term
be    oansAaarad    a    class     struggle. I
I'brough  control  of    the    organised
powers of in., puts the master class
secures .md holds title oi ownership
In   the   means   whereby   the   worklu/,
class iu....    in other words by their
control of the political institution of
modern society they secure to themselves absolute mastery ov. i    th
nomic field, the field of wealth
duction.     lhe economic pow
capitalist whld! is si
to scourge from th
< M'lTAUST L-EGISI.A HOX.
eco-
ti proof the
ruthlessly used
hide of labor the
la*1 "llll< f profit, rests solely upon
the .-ontract of the machinery of the
Stare hy thai qlass, Uglglative bodies, executive, and judiciary are the
conerete expression of the powers of
the Slate.    That these are now In  the
ban.is of capitalists or their agents,
and are used without mercy to en-
force tin- economic dominion of tapl-
tal over Us wa«.-slaves Is. too patent
lo admit of dispute. 'Hie control of
the organised powers p( th- State Is
>be k"> to the Control of economic
power.    The  class  struggle  between
eapttallsts and wage slaves must of necessity be over possession Of that key.
il can be over nothing else. There is
nothing outside of thu t„ atrtls-fie for
thai can call Into requisition class ac-
.lon upon the part of these two opposing .lasses in  hum.... society.
io.   struggle upon the pan of the
apttaltau  Is,    therefore,    to    main-
.lin (hell control ,,f the powers of
(he state lu ord-r lo lay down and sn-
fores such rules aad regulation* (laws)
.is may is- necessary to maintain their
'-oii.il. ie .loiiiliiio."! over me workers.
. b. struggle on ui.  part of the srork-
uig elans is to viest from thi* capitalists
th--ir control of the somen of the state
In order to us. thus,, powers for the
purpose ..f destroying the economic dominion of .apital and settln**- themselves fr.e from the brutal exploitation
which they hove s.. king suffered under
til.- wage system,
A political movement on the part of
lhe workliigiiieii lakes on Ihe form of
B .lass struggle only when thus.- enga-
ed in it are i onai loua ef the tad thut
the control .,f the machinery of the
state means ihe i tnitrol Of wealth pro*
duction, (economli power), and when
the aim of such a movement has this
purpose In view. Any political movement that has loss than such a purpos
m view cannot be termed a working
.lass movement, although its forces be
recruited entirely bora tba ranks of
"orkiiigiii.-ii.   such movements do not,
and ..iiin.it. express a (lass Interest.
■.(-called political labor movements
hat have produced John llunis of Kng-
an.l. our own Halph Smith and similar
shining lights of ireai nery are cases in
point. Such movements in no manner
hreaten the political and consequently
th.* economli   tnastery, of the piesent
ruling . iass. I'pon the contrary they
ire intended '<• prolong the rule of
.apital by leading the workers Into the
treacherous b..gs and quioksands of tbe
IM.lltlcal wilderness of capitalism so
thai (heir bodies may be use.) as a
■Ordtiroy roadway over which Hums.
Smith, <*t. ul., may reach the green
fields and pleasing fountains beyond.
'I li.- duty of lhe Star" is to uphold
he piesent robbing system, defend the
robber class and suppress or distort the
news of any class conscious movement
iiIm<11 ih<* part of the working class. It
should ts- severely reprimanded by its
masters for having so far forgotten its
.i.lsMoii and purpose as lo proclaim
that tbe workers of the world are be-
. (lining awakened to B OOOadOUS of
their .lass Interests.
Jargon Is, as a rul>\ the stock-in-
trade of the capitalist press,    it  Is not
to ix' found in the vocabulary Of the
revolutionary Socialist, however. The
workers of the world—even Including
Oreal  Britain   and her   colonies—are
rapidly iK-comiiig conscious of the fact
lhat to sc ur.- the right to enjoy that
which they produce Involves a victorious struggle u|sm their part for the
control of the powers of the state, the
sole point of vantage from which the
control ..f economic1 power can be die-
la led.
C. M. O'BRIEN.
Combermore, ont.. March is. 1906.
\M\ AM) AFRICA AWAKKMNG.
'Continued from Page One.)
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>t- otherwise, tb»* territories inhabited
by Asiatics or AlHoana! Would it
not be wiser of Buropeans to mind
th.-ir ..wu business iii Europe, America and Australia, instead of attempting to force their way Into countries
densely populated by (he colored
races? The fact is ihat. by seeking
"colonial expansion,*1 lhe capitalist
classes -f Buropa and,America are
attend ii. g ..inoiig olher things, to
poatpons the economic changes that
ue now demanded by the most active
nnl Intelligent of the workers. There
li no real need of territory tor white
races OUtSidS of  l-"uro|.e. jVmerlca and
Australasia; and as to new markets.
If Capitalism cannot be maintained
without these, then let Capitalism coi-
i.ipse. Tin- coming Asiatic and African upheaval may prove to be a blessing to lho white peoples. If it but
teach them to stay In their own continents—-Which are big enough. God
knows! and there Insist upon equitable economic adjustments. louro-
peiuis have no right In Asia, they have
no right In Africa even; and the sooner th.-y realise this, and determine to
secure a competence for themselves, In
the countries In which thoy have a
right, tin- better for themselves, their
children, and the future of the whole
human race. - "Truth." Sydney, N.
S. W.
Mary had a little lamb,
It's fleece was white as snow,
And sometimes tt would wander where
it was not safe to go.
Near Mary's humble home there spread
A vast and trackless wood.
Inhabited by wolves, who knew
That mutton tasted good.
These   wolves   continually   sought
To make tht* lamb their prey;
Hut Mary watched It carefully,
And would not let It stray.
One day there came a wolf and said
To Mary, "Let us build
A fence that will protect your lamb,
rJo that It wont be killed!"
Said Mary to the cunning wolf,
"I   thank you, sir,  Indeed;
I'm very glad you thought of that—
It's Just the thing  we  need."
The wolves began their work at once,
And in a little time
They had a fence they guaranteed
NO sheep nor wolf could climb.
And  Mary went lo sleep that night.
Not in the least afraid
To leave her lamb Inside the fence
The kindly wolves had made.
Next   morning   little  Mary  woke
To find herself alone:
K..r nothing of her lamb was left
Bxcept aome bits of bone.
Th.-n Just above the treacherous wall.
A   gray   wolf   poked  hlr.   head.
And lu a  cruel,  sneering tone.
To  little  Mary  said:
When you let fierce and hungry  wolves
llulld fences to protect
Your  Innocent   and   helpless  lambs.
What  else  can   you expect?"
My  child,  one  very   simple  fact
This tragedy  explains:
V-ni.   and  the  lamb  inside of me
Have both  been short of brains!"
J.   U  M'CREERT.
N.   15—This  Is  not  a Joke.
—Chicago  "Socialist."
The Socialists have been Industriously endeavoring for some years to
impress upon the workers—especially
organised workers—the necessity of
political action in presenting their demands to the ruling class. For the
past 40 years trades-unionists have
squirmed, twisted and endeavored,
with the aid of their leaders, to avoid
such line of action; but at last the
workers have been driven to despera-
lion and the real Ibkuc Is no longer
to be avoided, if we are to judge by
the significant utterances of Samuel
Gompers at a recent meeting of the
Federation of Labor. Says he: "«,
executive council of the American
Federation of Ijabor. Says he: "If
congress falls to remedy the grievances the organization will appeal direct to the people. In other words,
be said. "The Federation will enter
the field of politics and urge organized labor to elect men of their own
• housing, and thus have a personal
volie In Ihe government. • • "For
the same reason, and because of the
same economic forces at work In the
industrial world, the Socialist can rest
assured of the kind of politics the
members of organized labor will be
forced to adopt. The future belongs
to Socialism. Human progress Is on
our side.
The ievolution in Russia Is not crushed. It leaks out from numerous sources
that preparations are being made upon
u gigantic scale for an uprising sometime about mld-Apiil that shall sweep
Russian autocracy into oblivion. The
coming n.onth is likely to witness
scenes more terrible and bloody than
any that have yet occurrtd since the
"Bloody Sunday" of 1905. The terrible
repressive measuieH resorted to by the
government against the revolutionists,
is said to be rousing the people, especially the workmen of the cities, to
a perfect fury. In Bt. Petersburg and.
Moscow Cossacks and other cavalry
patrol th.? streets night and day.
THRU.
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FUND.
A Winnipeg despatch says: "Repre
sentatlvea of the Doukhobor community. Peter Verlgin and two men with
him, were very busily engaged during
the last week purchasing supplies for
railway work to be done by the Douk-
hobors during the season of 1906. Large
quantities of plows, scrapers, carts,
dump carts, etc., have been secured, In
addition to much other material, and
food and clothing supplies. The contract which the community has with
the Grand Trunk Pacific Involves the
moving of about one million cubic yards
of earth. A thousand Doukhobor workmen will be employed on the contract."
Even pletistlc folk must acknowledge
this to be more sensible upon the part
of the Doukhobors than going naked to
Winnipeg in the dead of winter looking
for Christ.
Calls are coming in from various
parts of the Province for speakers
ond organizers. The Provincial Executive desires i() arrange for complying with those demands during
thc coming summer months. If the
n ..M-niy funds can be provided several tours can be arranged for speakers w hose mtv ices have already been
promised, it is confidently expected
that such tours, if prudently managed can be made to largely pay
their own expenses through sales ot
literature, collections, and contributions along the route. It is, however, absolutely ne..-ssuiy that funds
l.e provided in advance to enable
the committee to outfit .speakers so
that they may not be compelled to
co forth empty handed. Such fund
can be easily obtained if every person interested will do his little share
towards such end. It was decided
at the last meeting of the Committee to issue a call for contributions
to an "Organizing Fund" through
the columns of the Western Clarion,
such call to remain standing in its
columns. Acknowledgement of all
moneys received will be made
through the same medium, either by
publication of the donor's name, or
such nom de plume as he may choose.
Moneys contributed to this fund
are to be used for the purpose above
stated only- Contributions should
lie sent to
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Vancouver, B.C.
Thc following sums have been received:
O. Rayner   11.00
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DOMINION   ORGANIZING   FUND.
The Jury found that the recent serious wreck on the Rio Grande railway
was caused by the operator at a station
fulling asleep at his post and thus allowing a train to pass without orders.
As It la reported that the owners of the
road were all awake at the time of the
occurrence It Is difficult to see how It
could r-osidbly have happened. The
lory's finding is evidently faulty.
It Is becoming quite fashionable for
big guns to turn Socialists these days.
The French Colonel Mart-hand, of Fa-
ahoda fame, has renounced his mllltury
Ideas, and announced himself as a Socialist candidate for the chamber of
deputies at the general elections lu
April. Mart-hand's conversion Is considered an evidence of the growth of
the anti-military sentiment ln France.
Thc Dominion Executive Committee
has decided to call lor funds to be
uaed for thc purpose ot pushing; forward the work of organizing such
parts of the Dominion of Canada as
have not yet lieen reached. There ia
a vast field to be covered which will
of necessity entail considerable expense. The necessary funds can, however, be obtained if Locals, individual comrades and friends will take
the matter up by gathering and forwarding such contributions as maybe forthcoming. As soon as the requisite funds may be gathered it is
the intention of the committee to
arrange trips, for one or more organizers, covering as large a section of
territory as possible. With energetic
action in the matter of raising funds
and judicious application of the same;
by the committee a much needed
work may be carried out that will
bear fruit in future election campaigns.
All money received for this fund,
will be used solely for the purpose
stated. The committee, at its meeting on Feb. 27, appropriated from
the General Fund the sum of $25,
to be applied to the Organizing Fund
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be acknowledged through the columns of thc Western Clarion.
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A silence both overwhelming and profound pervades the space circumjacent
to this spot of earth since the close of
the legislatuve session. The continual
little cackling yawp, yawp of the Liberal press that so enlivened the sesslon-
;i period is heard no more. The silence
is something awful.
"You condemn us tramps," said
Weary Willie, "but theres' one thing
we must get credit for."
"Whats that?"
"You dont hear of us indulgin' In labor disputes."
JtG cmfwy shrdl cmfwy infwyaoino
Referring to the Moyer. Haywood,
Pettibone case, "Common Sense" remarks taht "this game of the Mine
Owners' Asosciation has already lost
all semblance of fairness, decency or
honor." We really wish our esteemed
Los Angeles exchange would stick a
little closer to the truth. The affair
spoken of has lost nothing of the kind.
It never had any to lose.
The agitation for universal suffrage la
assuming gigantic proportions In Japan. A petition has been preSentei to
the Diet and numerous large meetings
are being held.
To Publishers
Of Country Weeklies:
We have two cases (lOO pounds) of Brevier Type, 8:point, almost new, cost 52
els a pound a year ago; will sell at
25cts a lb.    Following is a sample of the Types
In so far as the orderly, systematic
and economical operation of Industry Is
concerned thousands of workingmen
are competent to take charge. But
when it comes to the line art of ao
managing that the worker may be compelled to deliver the last square Inch
of his hide to the boss In the shape of
profit It Is only those drilled to high
proficiency In the school of actual capitalist practice that are competent to fill
thc bill.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. io.—A certificate
of incorporation ol the Oaxaca & Tacific
Railway Company of Hartford, has been
filed with the secretary of state. Tl.e
authorized capital stuck of the company
is $40,000000. These figures exceed
those of any other company which has
filed such a certificate with tbe secretary
WRITE.
Western Clarion,
Box 836. VANCOUVER. B. C.
ttyc^.
SEWINd MACHINE.
KOLLEB BEARIMO.
HIGH
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TIioiikIi previously suppressed by the
gOVerntnenl tho Socinlist party of Japan Iiiim iiitnin been organized. The
number of Soclallits In the Umpire has
Increased rapidly during the lost few
yenrs. lt If claimed there ure now no
Icsh than 14.000 In tin- city of Tokio
alone, fully one-half of which are students. Tin- wur and lis aftermath are
proving a powerful stimulus to the
inovcnii-iil.
A court martial at Chita, East Siberia, on March 27 sentenced to death
thirteen postal clerks who participated
In the recent strike. Hurrah for government ownership.
George H. Perkins, formerly vice-
president of the New York Life Insurance Co. was arrested the other day
on a charge of grand larceny. It ls expected a confession can be gotten out
of him implicating Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone ln the dastardly crime,
just as soon as McParland gets time to
work up the case.
United Hatters of North America
asst
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ens In a hat for you, do not patronise kiss.
Wbsla ia retail stores ara couatertelU. The ganalaa
Uaioa Label la parfsrated oa four edges, axaftly the
saaaa as a psstag* stamp. Couterfstta ara eats*.
tlasas perfaretsd on three edges, aad aome time, am*
oa two.    Jess B. Stetson Co., af Phil adatphla   la  a
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Tha turning ef water into wine waa
aeaaldored a miracle tn Christ's time,
XI la sew dead sasy.   Any wirte m»r-
ajkjut saa do it.
 ay	
With tha close of the Provincial
Beuas and no legislative proceedings
gar a time, the "News and views'" de-
sartmsat will havo more space at its
l.lwaaa-1.   Oat right!
Tea afflclal report of the Japanese
gonammantment shows that In the war
with Russia, 69,000 Japanese soldiers
ware-killed or died from wound-*, while
26,000 died from disease or accident.
Thi* makes a total of 81,000. It was a
tgcatoua war.
•    ♦	
Cam. Hawthormnwuiu* was in town
for a ahort time during the week, on
his return from Seattle, lie ipaakl
in Chilliwack in a couple of weeks,
and will address a public meeting in
Vancouver upon his return. Then, us
soon aa possible, he will comply with
urgent requests from interior points
for a propaganda tour.
Barefaced waiters, is; the recent
ukase of the C. P. It., nnd still some
fearful ones ask the Socialist in all
simplicity: "Would we all have to
dress alike, and live in the same kind
of houses, under a Socialist administration?" There are so many rows
ef houses alike in Vancouver, under
capitalism, that Intoxicants are a dangerous stimulant for the tenants *~
Indulge in.
Such
to
Tbe C. P. R. is experimenting with
what ls said to be the largest locomotive ever built The object is to get an
engine sufficiently powerful to haul
twenty passenger cars across the continent, thus doing away with the necessity of running the Transcontinental
trains in two sections as at present,
When the traffic is heavy. The contemplated saving of one train crew Is not
prompted by any consideration for the
crew, however.
Though the Socialists are oft-times
accused    of  opposing      Christianity,
there is certainly  one predominating
lact none can deny: the Socialists the
world over stand for "Peace on earth."
In  the  German   Reichstag  on   Tuesday last a striking proof    is    given.
Here  is   what   thc   capitalist-muzzled
press said:  "All the political  parties,
except thc Socialists expressed themselves  in   favor   of   the  Naval   BUL"
Then to come nearer home:    Only a
week or two ago tn the B. C. Legislature,   Com.  Hawthornthwaite  offered 1 It exists today. Men
and challenged the Opposition leader,   many years ago    '-
Mr.  Maedonald,   to vote  against  and   "*        '" —J ~*
defeat the Government on  a  supply
till, of a like but minor nature.    But
the left wing of capitalist's representatives did nothing of the kind.    The
rule of capital is alike iu all countries.
Likewise Socialism, its? eoon-to-be euc-
prlvilcge in some other way.
an isolated nest of social maraudera
would be hard to duplicate in the
British Dominions, and naturally their
immunity from Imprisonment and
huiiglug, even from serious criticism,
combined with their highly respectable and duly approved methods of
--holdlng-up" the people have produced a type of euperlative anob, the
genua B. C.
In the attitude and statements of
the other side, the employees, we
have what should be ot the most
import to Clarion readers, notwithstanding the fact that the policy followed is a wearisome repetition of
many past struggles, even in Vancouver. This policy is summed up In
ihe words "we've only Just begun to
tight)" these valorous words indicating
the dominant tone of the principal
speakers at Monday's meeting In the
Labor Hall. We honor and respect
valor, and believe the working class,
duly enlightened, capable of giving
the finest expression of this virtue,
but would ask "how is it that this
valorous, fighting spirit lies dormant
under the grossest exploitation so long
us things remain normal, and until
some such outbreak aa now occurs?
The snobs and cads whtch a privileged social sy-Btem, based upon robbery, haa produced may treat your
daughters, sisters and sweethearts
like dirt, and pay them a starvation
pittance called wages, but the chivalry
and valor of the trade union champion sleep unless open hostilities begin; and are at first aroused only to
the extent of trying to patch up some
stop-gap armistice, and finally turned
on full blast against what? the system that of necessity produces this
ever recurring strife? By no means,
but against the individual members
of the exploiting class in their minds
for the time being. "Only beginning
to fight," but never ending. Strife
is here recognized, officially we might
say, as the normal condition of Industry, and so lt ls under the existing
system. Personally, we consider the
action of the Telephone Company
contemptible, nor do we condemn unionists for their aid; but what we
lcok for and in vain, is some recognition, on the part of the professed
leaders, of the inherent injustice or
robbery of the wage system and the
certainty of Increasing strife as long
as it lasts. Fair treatment and especially a fair wage are self-contradictory terms, wages may be relatively
fair in some cases, but in the best are
I but the price and badge of slavery as
: -_._._ .„j„„   «„n "began to fight"
jn the Industrial
struggle and at first with some success latterly they are beaten tn almost
every contest. Shift the plane of action; an ounce of political dynamite
is more potent than a ton of Industrial
swagger, and you can do It without
even smashing a camera.
Hamilton has at last swung into line
and affiliated with the S. P. of Canada.
A bunch of former S. L. P. barnacles
fastened themselves upon the new craft
when It was launched last fall. Falling
to Induce the Socialist club to become
a branch of the Industrial Workers, the
bunch "worked Industriously" to prevent the club from doing anything at
all. As a last resource they wanted to
have an Ontario Socialist organization
formed, but after the Debs' meeting,
Comrade Alex. Boyd brought the matter to a head again and when the De-
Leonites were worsted by a vote of
over two to one and it was decided to
send for a charter ln the Socialist Party
of Canada, nine followers of the Prophet Daniel withdrew and formed
themselves Into a branch of the I. W.
W.
The new Hamilton Local has subscribed $5 to an organizing fund and
are asking for Comrade O'Brien. Mt.
Forest, Guelph and Woodstock ulso
have swung Into line and will arrange
meetings for OBrien. It looks as tho'
Ontario would wake up soon.
Toronto Local plans to have Organizer OBrien commence work at Ottawa
about April 1, working west via Hastings, Peterboro, Lindsay, etc.. and on
Into Western Ontario, spending from
two to six days ln each place as tt is
found necessary.
G. W. W.
Toronto, March 18.
mittki-..
Vancouver, March 27.-Present: Coin.
Leap, chairman; Morgan, Pritchard,
Wilkinson and the secretary.
The minutes of the previous meeting
read and approved.
The following communications were
received:
From Vancouver Local No. 1, requesting dues stamps.
From Nanaimo Local, requesting
dues stamps.
A warrant was ordered drawn for $10
for dues stamps.
Receipts.
Vancouver Local     $2.50
W. H. FLOWERS, Secretary.
Provincial Organisation Fund.
Comrade   W-00
NOTICE.
Executive meetings date changed
from second to fourth Tuesday to every
alternate Tuesday.
On Saturday, March 31, the local
belly-crawlers are to have the oppor-'
tnnity of their lives to indulge their
favorite propensity. Vancouver is to be
visited by a real live prince, whatever
aart of creature that may be. It is to
ba put on exhibition ln the drill hall,
which Is to be open to the public so
tbat every toadying fool who can get in
assy gape at it. The reason no admission la charged ls probably because that
la all lt Is worth. Tbe toadying slobber indulged in over ridiculous royal
baggage that is ln itself but a relic of
all that ia low, mean and vile in the
history of the past, ls quite enough to
make a decent dog return to his own
vomit with added relish.
TELEPHONE STRIKE.
What might be termed the local labor-mind is deeply agitated Just now
over the dispute between the B. C.
Telephone Company and its employeea,
male and female; and although the affair discloses no essentially new features—arising ln the orthodox way
and being fought In the age-worn
fashion of union fighting—yet its
nearness and intimacy, to many readers, make lt a fit subject for a short
analysis. An examination of the factors engaged reveal a local company
of, by no means large dimensions,
which has however been Influential
enough to secure the right, perpetuity, to exploit the whole Province according to the promptings of its own
sweet will; this lt has proceeded to
do on both sides of the Gulf of Georgia In a cheap-jack, conscienceless
way common to little coteries of
prominent and eminent citizens when
they aecurc a little corner of the earth
Is which to operate; for, be It remembered, these gentry are not producing
a commodity, or rendering a service
in competition with other producers:
steel-clad ln the monopoly they have
secured, God and the Legislature know
how, they are grinding all and sundry, employees and consumers, for
•very cent of profit that can be
Squeezed out of them; witness, the
miserable service and the antiquated
junk ln the way of instruments, sup-
died to customers, to say nothing
of the exorbitant charges; and on the
ether hand, the contemptuous and autocratic snobbery manifested ln all
their dealings with the working class,
tha class that has made and who operate their little local money-mil). Probably no community of equal size, on
tha face of the earth would submit to
auch defections and exactions. But
L'rltiah Columbia ts nothing if not
"provincial;" as Mathew Arnold would
have said, "In all things we lack totality," there is here, hemmed In by
aea and mountain, a parochial class
of exploiters, or rather little claases,
ana gang tolerating the extortions of
tat other tor a aonslderatlon or equal
TORONTO SOCIALISTS PROTEST.
Moat   Emphatically   Against  Judicial
Murder by an Unprincipled
Ruling Class.
Evidently Eugene V. Debs has discovered ere this some difference between Eastern and Western Canada,
with regard to the Socialiat movement.
However, Local Toronto la in line for a
good future, and will most likely have
a good ally ln the newly-organized
Hamilton Local. Com. Wrigley sends
along the following, news, with his
usual quota of subs, and the price:
Resolution passed by Toronto Local:
"Resolved, that the Local Toronto Socialist party of Canada condemn the
effort made ln Colorado and Idaho to
commit judicial murder by kidnaping
Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone, officers of the Western Federation of Miners, and taking them to Idaho, surrounded by armed guards, and without
due process of law.
"Tba attempt to connect these men
with the murder of ex-Governor Stu-
nenburg ia far fetched and Is clearly
an effort to marUrr members of the
working claaa by attempting to destroy
the Western Federation of Miners by
the Standard Oil octopus"
James O'Neal, of Terra Haute, Indiana, la to address three meetings at
Toronto, Toronto Junction and Hamilton, on March 20-21 and 22, speaking Incidentally on the Paris Commune and
the kidnaping of Moyer, Haywood and
Pettibone.
Eugene V. Debs, writing in the
"Worker" of March 17, ad vises Canadian Socialists not to sing "Ood Save
the King" at their meetings. Probably
he waa greeted with this belly-crawling
song at the close of one of his recent
meetings in Ontario at one of the places
where there ls no organisation and the
"movement" consults of a t*m sentimental enthualaata who belong to the
Appeal Army or Wilshire's Worshipers.
Certainly "God Save the King" wasnt
sung at either of Deb's meetings In
Toronto or at Hamilton, the only places
where revolutionary organizations exist
In Ontario. Not that we don't realize
that the king doeant need' a lot of saving—but weve go't more Important
work on hand In trying to aave the
working class, and we're quite content
to leave the Job of saving the king to
God.
Hero Worshippers.
At one of Deb's meetings in Toronto
one hero worshiper called for "three
cheers for Debs," but he was promptly
told to cheer for Socialism If he wanted
to exercise his lungs.
Another of the same ilk got hostile
when asked to subscribe for the "Clarion." He said he was getting the "Appeal" and "Wllshlres" and rushed olf
to shake1 hands with Debs. Like dozens
of others who glued themselves to Debs
while he was here thia Individual haa
never been asan at a Socialist business
meeting.
THE JINGLE.
The publishers announce that the
second edition of Upton Sinclair's now
famous  book.  The Jungle,   is oft  the
press and ready for distribution.   It le
said to be already the second best selling book in the New York stores.   As
an exposure of some of the  infamies
of the wage system it stands in a class
by Itself.   Its story is drawn from real
life  as  it  occurs  in  the shambles of
packingtown, Chicago, the seat of the
great sltughterlng and packing industry, controlled by the so-called "Beef
Trust."   Not only does lt picture in all
Its horror the wage slaves existence In
the modern inferno of capitalism but it
lays bare many of the disgusting and
loathsome practices indulged In without
scruple  by   those giant  business concerns that  having grown up out of the
competitive struggles of the past century now stand aa supreme arbiters of
the industrial life of that vast army of
toilers upon whose bocks are borne the
burdens of civilization.   No more scathing indictment of capitalism and its degrading wage-slavery   has   ever been
written in language so understandable.
Jack London aptly describes it as the
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" of wage-slavery.
It should be read by every one, not for
the purpose of cultivating a thirst for
vengeance against the individual masters of capitalist property, but that a
firm resolve may be Implanted In every
breast   to   do   all and dare all in tbe
coming struggle of the wage-slaves to
break their economic bondage by dis-
troylng the rule of capital and bringing
Its accursed Infamies to an end.
VANCOUVER LOCAL NO. 1.
The regular business meeting of the
above Local was held at the headquar-
teni on  Monduy evening,  March 26th,
Comrade Leah presiding.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and adopted and two applications for membership ordered to take
the usual course.
A warrant was authorised for the
payment of the rent of hall, $3.50.
A communication from Chas. Kerr A
Co., publishers, of Chicago, was re-
feried to the literary agent.
The Organizer reported recommendations regarding dates and speakers
for propaganda meetings. Report received and Programme Committee empowered to act on the suggestions.
The Programme Committee reported
thut Comrade R. P. Pettipiece will
speak at Sullivan Hall on next Sunday
evening.     Received.
Under head of New Business, Comrade Parr declared his Inability to attend to his duties as a member of the
Executive, owing to the pressure of his
private affairs, and asked that he be
relieved therefrom. Resignation accepted and Comrade Karme elected to
fill the vacancy.
Comrades Burns, Lambert and
Pritchard were appointed to confer
with committees from other organisations of labor regarding a demonstration to protest against the persecutions
which are now being perpetrated on
Moyer. Haywood and their aasoclates
by the capitalists of the Culled States.
Comrade McKenzie was elected
Chairman for next Sunday's meeting.
The financial report showed-recelpts
for collection Sunday, 15.85; literature,
20c.. dues, $2.50: total. $8.35.
Aft.-r formally receiving the financial
re|>ort  the meeting adjourned.
DAVID P.  MILLS. Secretory.
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THK IMI'KNDIXi COAL STRIKE.
The professional soldier has once
more sustained his reputation. A detachment of troops under the command
of Qen. Leonard Wood surrounded a
band of so-called Insurgents on a
mountain top in the Island of Jolo, and
valiantly massacred them to the last
man, woman and child. Roosevelt
speaks of it as "a gallant and soldierly
feat," performed "in a way that con-
fera added credit on the American
army." The desperate nature of the
fight put up by the "Insurgents" is
shown by the fact that tbe American
forces lost 18 men killed and 62 wounded, while the loss of the "Insurgents"
was only 600 killed and none wounded.
The glory of the achievement la emphasized by the fact that no inconsiderable portion of the Insurgent force was
made up of women and children. The
name of Wood, and the equally degraded cut throats under his command,
should be entitled to front rank upon
tha scroll of military fame. Also that
of thc sneaking ruling class at home,
whose tools thev are.
DOMINION  EXKCUTIVK COMMITTEE.
Vancouver, B. C, March 27.—Present:
Corns. Leah. Flowers, Wilkinson,
Pritchard and the secretary.
The minutes of previous meeting read
and approved.
The following correspondence waa
dealt with:
From Hamilton, Ont., Sfjoalng application for charter and t\w tor supplies.
The charter waa granted.
From Toronto Local, requesting credentials for an organising tour by
Com. C. M. O'Brien, of Combermere,
Ont   The request was granted.
From Dawson, T. T., Local, enclosing
monthly report.   Received and filed.
From Montreal Local, reporting progress and Increase of membership and
enclosing $6,00 for stamps. Received
and complied with.
From Winnipeg Local, enclosing $2
for stampa and monthly report. Received and complied with.
A warrant waa ordered drawn for $4
for postage and stationery.
Receipts.
Prov. Ex. Com., stampa $10.00
Local Hamilton, Ont    7.10
Local Montreal, P. Q    5.00
Local Winnipeg, Man    2.00
Com. McLachlan, organising fund.   1.00
O. Rayner, Los Angeles    1,00
R. McLachlan, Vancouver     1.00
$27.10
(By Max Hayes.)
As has been foreshadowed In the
lU-vlew, and other great crisis Is im-
pendlng In the mining industry. The
miners have held their conventions,
made their demands, negotiated with
the operators, and at this writing both
hides are feverishly preparing for the
Mruggle that seems almoat inevitable.
There ia, of courae, always a chance
lhat some sort of compromise may bc
patched up before the 1st of April,
but It Is a slim chance, indeed. At
least a portion of the operators —
especially those who have great stocks
of coal In reserve and who are bitterly opposed to the "meddling unions"
that Interfere with their coupon-clipping exercises—are anxious that a
national suspension take place, for
then, they argue, while the workers
are being starved Into submission, the
price of coal will soar upward In leaps
and bounds. It Is variously estlcated
that from 8.000,000 to 12,000,000 tons
of coal are piled up for just such an
. mergency as threatens and since the
adjournment of the Indianapolis convention the piles have steadily grown
in size, so thut certain of the operators claim the market can 'be supplied
with coal for six months to a year.
Then, again, they would have the nonunion bituminous districts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia to fall
back upon. It Is a fact that all the
available vessels In the ports of Cleveland, Ashtabula, Buffalo, Conneaut.
Lorain and other shipping centres
along Ijiike Krle have been chartered
and loaded with coal, at un additional
cost of 10 to 15 cents a ton for stor-
age, which la to be transported to the
West and Northwest when navigation
op.-ns and sold at Increased prices.
Usually the railways do not begin to
receive lake coal until the middle of
March, but In the past six weeks the
roads have been choked with heavy
shipments. The situation la not unlike a great stampede after a battle,
when every effort Is made to prevent
as tiian-- of the valuable stores as possible from falling Into possession of
the enemy. But the war has not yet
begun. When the engagement doea
begin, If no settlement la affected, an
army upward of half a million workers—representing perhaps 3,000,000
human souls—will be In the field opposed by a mere handful of well-
groomed plutocrats entrenched behind
Impregnable forts of class privilege.
Not only will the army of workers be
entirely unarmed, but they will be
weighted down by empty stomach,
and suffering and starving women
and children, The fat men In the
forts, on the other hand, have but to
wave their hands when bands of Cossacks, the Iron and coal police and
mllltla, and the bewlgged and besmirched harlots of the bench with
their Injunctions, and governors and
mayors and sheriffs In platoons will
ride down upon the defenceless mob
nnd cut and slash right and left, and
all because the mob claims the right
to a living wage for mining coal to
prevent society from freezing to death
and to keep the wheels of Industry
moving. Now this may be an Ideal
state of affairs tq the mind of your
average pure and simple "labor leader," who haa a conniption fit when you
suggest the advisability of political
action to capture the powers of government, which Includes the military
Cossacks, the Judicial and administrative Jumping-Jacks, but to a plain ordinary, everyday member of the rank
and file,  who Is not heralded In the
capitalistic newspapers ss being
"great," such tactics appear to be the
height of imbecility and downright stupidity. However, the
economic condition In which the
miners are situated will probably
dawn upon them with full force some
time in the not distant future, when
It can be taken for granted thut they
will   move   together   politically   in     a
inighly army us they ure now accua-   	
tomed to do Indus*/jtfbj. The min- j pa-rbly tailor-ad sad fssultlaosdy l.«k-
era, much like farmers, are a simple f~
folk. Their humdrum existence In
small, remote villages and camp,
makes them such. It Is only when u
great national struggle portends or la
In progress that they become fully
aroused, and they .llaplay all the aelf-
saci iftce, fortitude and heroism of
men engaged in actual l-atlle. Whether a uutlonal Huapen.ion emu. In
one or both of the mining fields on the
first <>f Ihe month, or whether aome
compromise is nrrange.l that may
tend lo postpone for n teat or two
th>- struggle thut must finally cme
between combined capital and organized labor, it la certain thnt the miners will have the undivided support
and sympathy of every trade unionist
and Socialist on this continent. When
■x battle ia on It ia nothing ahort of
high treason to .julbble and spill huire
ov.t matters of detail and tactics. The
fight muat be made, no matter what
the drawbacks ure. — International
Socialist Review,
ioued flft to ISO Suits lor
$10.00
Full ami complete linss as almoat
every style — garments tbat •»».»
mauie to aell at almo«t talra ike
prices now asked for them are h»r«
in a profusion of styles aad tabrba,
NVvsr before wss our > lam. "Nt
give most lor your money." «-. tlm.-
Iv demonstrated.
KILROY, MORGAN 00.
in
Ltd.
Capitalism Is working In up-to-date
fashion In Japan. A few weeks since
a fire broke out In a copper mine. In
order to extinguish It the entrance* to
the mine were Immediately cloned while
101 miners were still underground. Although these miners were roasted alive
the property was saved without serious damage. According to Japanese
exchanges the iiewapniwr* reported the
affair merely us an ordinary every-day
occurrence.
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What a lot of wage-slaves there are
running around loose, upon whom the
light of economic knowledge, and an
understanding of their true position In
present day society cannot dawn until
they have passed through the entire
gamut of mental uberatlon known as
free trade protection, fisc-ol reform, expansion, unionism, single tax, government ownership and last but not least,
municipal ownership. Those who
ure now inclined to expose themselves
to the Infection of the last mentioned,
having presumably recovered from attacks of the others, should be given
every encouragement. It Is well
known that a child must have chicken-
pox, mumps, measles, etc., before It
can be considered  Immune.
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