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 THE^WESTERN   CLARION
(      <0>~^ ^       ,^J     Published in the Interests of the Working Class Alone.
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VANCOUVER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   AUGUST   4,   1900.
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CAMPAIGN IN THE BOUNDARY
Two Cheap Capitalist Politicians Trimmed up at Greenwood
Routing Meetings at Boundary Falls and Mother Lode
—Working Men in Line lor the Pray.
On   Monday   evening,   a*jrd   inst.,
Hawthornthwaite, M.I'.I'., add-
I a full house in thc auditorium
or
J »
Comrade
u..-~_^^^^^^_     an('  I   a
/     "xx,'\\   chosen   words   introduced
ti *    "l" ,.__ i_   --» „  :_  .j),.
the ipeaket
Dynes acted as Chairman
Comrade Dynes in the
ui   hi*  rewarks    referred    to
Comrade HswthCTOihwsheM not on
K  ;i comrade
bOt a true friend, as he
wis the only martin the province who
dared to bend the lion in his den, by
rxpvmg i»" ihe floor  of the provin
, i.d huuM i'"-' I'l'hy conditions of
(i11(m'.''- small "Packingtown*1
tt-nush he himself had repeatedl)
(I,ri| >,i have the matter reported in
the local papers
Vbe large audience wis held ipell
l„ im.I. "although frequently applaud-
,,: while Comrade Hawthorn-
ii rt ni.- showed ili.m how the work
,.. sjrere being robbed by tin* system
i»w in vogue, How e.nh worker
paid his own wage*., and then pres*
,rinl (In greater portion Of hi- day's
work 10 the masjer class. After
-.peal iig for nearly two 'hours he
irok his   seat   amid   tumultuous   ap-
Tin Socialist graft was then Worked on the people, "that of taking up
tbe collection to help defray th.- ex
••cr."-' "f thc ball etc. The collection
lists-tuned to tftJ'St, being 5 cents to
lilt good as thc hall rem was $27 50,
anl immediately after   the collection,
(.iv'.ie Heselwood, the President of
rthe Uestcrn  Federation  of Miners,
who was oil the platform, was called
spot to -.jieak      hi thr course of his
[remarks he eulogized Comrade Hawthornthwaite f«r his ardent work in
ii..  ■   DSC  "i tin-  Worker*  cinaucipa-
lion, anil  urgently   requested  every-
• ■!ic •    be present ar Thursday's meeting, especially  the  good  union  men
who had voted for  Mr   Brown; that
'■    \   might  sec  the mask  of hypoc-
rasj palled from this smiling gentle-
isn's face and the limelight thrown
poo him for iii* traittoui acts t 1 the
torkers   of   this   community.     The
meeting then dispersed to meet again
the following ceiling when provincial
.pi.liii. s   wire   dt»cu*scd   with Coin*
?de  Hetlewood in  the chair.     On
In- plallortu,^	
party on a platform again, but it is
■ safe bet it will be neither Ross or
Brown.
There is nothing surer than thc fact
that Brown can never bc elected again
from this district, or any other liberal or conservative agent of the capitalist system.
F. HESLEWOOD,
thc most bitter opposition, has always
fought the noble light of downtrod
did humanity against tlieir oppressors, thc capitalist class. Comrade
Hawthornthwaite will speak at Boundary Falll tonight. Mother Lode
mine tomorrow night, and then at
Midway. There is a movement afoot
lure to reestablish the Socialist 1.
Ctl on stronger ground than ever
hi fore The "signs of the time*.''
hire point to thc sure election of a
Socialist member at the next clec-
ti.'ti.      Yours,
PHILIP MOORE.
Greenwood, B. C, July 25, fgOo.
That Joint Meeting in Greenwood
The Daily News oi Nelson, a corporation owned sheet! as well a*- tht
body and SOOl of the fakir who run-
it) comes out on the 27th decked 111
large headlines over four columns (on
red Hawthorn
now Duncan Ross sc ,.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^—
thwaile) and downed him in half an | stlso being on the platform,
hour?' ^^^^^^^^^^
What a grand thing for the Social-   frav expenses
...    ^ j: ,       tJn  Thursday  evening J.   II.   Haw
Boundary Falls, B. C.
J. H. Hawthornthwaite, M. P. P.,
addressed a large audience at Boundary Palls, Wednesday night, the 25th.
Ile lit-li| the audience for two and
one-half hours while hc dealt with
Scientific Socialism, and his record in
ii..   lot ai ii gi-iaturc.
As Bouuday Palls is the strongest
socialist place on the American continent, it is safe to say that the
speaker was frequently applauded
while he flayed the two old parties
alike for their subservience to thc
master class,
A resolution was passed unanimously at the meeting expressing every
confidence in J. H. Hawthornthwaite
and his colleague! in the house and
condemning the actions of J. R.
Brown and his colleagues, thc Liberal and Conservative members, for their
traitorous acts towards thc wage-
. .11 ning class.
John I.elicney acted as chairman, T.
(Jcslewood and K. A. Matheson, prea-
idi nt aud secretary of thc W. P. M.,
s^sZ s^s^s^ *   C"*"
lection of $12 was received to help de-
The meeting closed by extending to
Com. Hawthornthwaite a vote of
thanks and passing resolutions condemning the action of the local member, Mr. J. R.  Brown.
Com. Hawthornthwaite left Friday
for Nelson, Ymir, Trail and North-
port, Wash. H.
SPECIAL   MASS   MEETING
AT  BOUNDARY   FALLS
ist   movement    that this Spartan did
not have more time to speak
This pack of garbled falsehoods in
the News, to a narrow minded liberal
who walked ont of the meeting before
Hawthornthwaite spoke, might go
lown, but to the liberals who stayed
tl'.orntliwaite again addressed a packed
house at the Mother Lode mine. Fred
Heslewood acted as chairman of the
meeting, and in introducing the speaker he showed where thc Socialist
member   had   got    more     legislation
in  the  meeting  and  expressed   their I passed in the interest of the workers
sorrow for Messrs.  Ros- and  Brown ^^™      ^^^^™
it won't go, neither will this four
column stream of guff go down with
the prominent liberals who threw
lheir dollars in the Socialist hat, and
said it served Ro-*s and Brown right.
Bttd that Hawthornthwaite gave them
what was coming to them. The liberals were not only sorry for Ross
ntul Brown but expressed themselvi
S| such, also many Socialists expressed themselves as sorry for the liberal members and thought Comrade
Hawthornthwaite was entirely to.
hard on them.
meeting   will   ^	
Ross   downed   Hawthornthwaite.
Hawthornthwaite spoke first for an
h< ur and a half, fully explaining his
m    ird in the house.    The great num-
than any other man in the world with
like opportunity. As Mr. Brown in
Greenwood had referred to John Mit-
ihil! as the man after his own heart,
who believed in identity of interests
between the master and the slave, the
chairman t...>k up some time in pull-
ing the mask of hypocrisy from the
face of this labor fakir, after Scoring
the men who had voted for Smiling
Brown, and had got what they voted for. The speaker dealt for a few
minutes with what was required to be
clasi conscious, after which he intro-
Greenwood, B. C. July 25. 1906.
Resolved:
Whereas, during the present
term of the Provincial Legislature, class lines have been
drawn and the class struggle
manifested for thc first time in
the history of the Dominion of
Canada, and
Whereas, J. R. Brown and
other representatives of thc
Capitalist Class have s-hown
their class consciousness by, on
all occasions opposing the interests of the working Class,
therefore  be  it
Resolved, that we, thc workers of Boundary Falls and vicinity in mass meeting assembled, condemn the actions of J.
R. Brown and his conservative and Liberal associates, and
pledge ourselves to work earnestly for his and their defeat in
thp next election, be it further
Resolved, that we express our
continued confidence in J. H.
Hawthornthwaite, Parker Williams, and Wm. Davidson, Socialist members nf the House
and be it further
Resolved, that a copy of these
Resolutions be forwarded to the
Western Clarion, Miners' Magazine and Appeal to Reason.
Carried unanimously.
PLAIN TALK TO WORKING MEN
Though Cradled in the Lap of Luxury and Taught to Look
Down Upon Labor, Comrade Patterson ol Chicago, Speaks
Simple Truth to Milwaukee Men ol Toil.
.
The Wrestern Clarion is not given
tf. gushing over any convert to the
Socialist movement, no matter how
prominent he may be, either because
oi his wealth or his attainments. A
convert merely adds one to the number and if his conversion be genuine
it is safe to assume that lie will do
ali of which he is capable to further
the movement and hasten the day of
its consummation. Numbers of our
Socialist exchanges have gone into
raptures over thc espousal of Socialism by Joseph M. Patterson, a
wealthy young Chicagoan. While
by no means disposed to land Comrade Patterson for his action in this
matter, the following extract from an
address at thc big Socialist picnic in
Milwaukee recently is offered to our
readers as an evidence that an occasional one among thc wealthy are
not only capable of understanding
the position occupied by the workers
in capitalist society, but also have
the courage to openly proclaim to
them what they should do in order to
raise themselves from that ignoble
position. This extract from the
speech of Comrade Patterson is
taken from the Chicago Socialist:
Let me talk about myself a    little
j while—not about myself the individ-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^___     *  ual, but about myself, tht type of thc
*************   idle,  ridh  young man.
 In the last live months 1  have not
done a particle of productive work.  I
The   State   is   the   organization   of [have not added one jot to thc wealth
force for the maintenance of the exis-  «■ the community.     Yetl? my pleas-
ting relations  of  property and  social i ures and  necessities  and  in  those of
rule     But as the relations of master i?*.*""'^ l **** c«ns,"med a    Brcat
and  servant  disappear with  the abolition of the present system of pro-
\ -h'.ri review of llle ' diic;-d the speaker    of
gtrmi   to   show   howjiamitlst great applause.
deal of the wealth of the community.
I have traveled in the fastest and
most luxurious trains; have lodged in
the    evening ipertv. the political expression for the i , ...       ,   ■, ,    ,-      .    .   .     .
'relationship ceases to have any mean-  *£« costliest hotels; have had the best
*sT***fs^s^s^sS thinirs  lo pat:  have  irone to tnt
w. . brr of labor bills iii the  House that
were Duncan l<..ss.  Lib    were passed, those tli.it were defeated,
_ "   and   who   voted   .igaitist   them.      lie
Mr. Brown thc I".Mil member.    The [mercilessly  exposed  Brown's  rcco
h..ti«e was crowded with  a truly re  I in lhe House and was continually ap-i
A great many j plauded   by   I   great   majority   in   the
rery .meetine.      When    Hawthornthwaite j
took his seat  the applause  was deaf  !
_      Mr.     Brown    followed    and
spoke (?) for forty minutrs.    Hc rose'
For  over  two  hours   Com.    Haw-|ing.     The State expires with the ex- ! th|nes.to.***• 'have gone to the h.gh-
thornthwaitc dealt with  scientific so-! piration of a rulisg class, just as re-!™ Pn"d doc-°J? a"d dentists; have
Cialism and showed to the satisfaction lligion expires when the belief in sup- «W»y« been willing to    pay    theater
,i   the  men   how   they    were    being ; ernatural beings or supernatural  rea-   speculators a  little extra in  order to
 r .__„;„.  w„,,iclget  good  theater  seats;   1   keep  sad
The influences of his environment
will gradually comnel any man in
such a position either to recant his
Socialism or else withdraw from the
capitalist community. Of course I
believe that if ever I recant Socialism
I lose my own soul—for in my soul
I know it to be the plainest justice.
And yet to withdraw from the capitalist community is difficult. I was
brought up as a parasite and have
always lived as one. I was educated fairly well in Latin. Greek, French
and literature. But I couldn't lay a
brick, shoe a horse, drive a straight
furrow to save my life. I know nothing about elctricity or machinery.
The idea of my running a locomotive, for instance, is screamingly absurd. Vet, after all, perhaps a future generation will hold it no more
absurd than the other idet, that I derive a comfortable revenue every year
from the fact that other men run locomotives. My whole education has
been for the purpose of teaching me
not to do any work for myself but
at the same aime to get the money
away from those who do the work of
the world.
However, since the choice seems to
bc put up to me to recant or at least
to greatly emasculate my Socialism,
or to go to work and try to produce
hereafter at least a portion of the
wealth which I consume.
I rather dread going to work—I
mean real work. I do not consider
capping for a high-class gambling
establishment to be real work, though
of course the broker gets the quickest
and easiest rewards—nor does a man
add to the wealth of the community
by showing a great corporation how
to disobey the law legally. But real
work—the producing of something
useful—1 have always until lately
thought rather vulgar. Besides I
am too uneducaoted to be of much
use as a worker for some time to
come.
Of coures if we were living in a
Socialistic state f should have been
educated as a child and taught to do
some kind of work. That would
have been a mighty good thing for
me and for all my class. Idleness is
becoming more  and  more  the  bane
robbed at the point of production. He  sonablc powers ceases to exist. Words i -      - „      ,11VJ.V „..,,,
also    ^plainer]    to    the    satisfaCon >..st    represent   ideas;   if   they   lose '«»' ^"V? mo lo v'dc,m^!^ of  my   class,   little   as   it   recognize;
of   all.    his actions in    regard to the   their   substance,  they  no  longer   cor-I1,0 am.e*  '  employ aomes —^«— hhhhiiissssssssisisisk
 j »_  ,u:.,„     Kj.t-.ai I to minister to my wants.
stic servants
rd    Columbian &   Western  land  grant.     I respond to asything.—Bebel.
|];: . *. ntativf an.In inc.
ladies were present and were
ns;.minus by their close attention I
owing by   their   unstinted   appUlUe | Citing.
I.f Comrade HawthoiiitwaJtc'a telling
blows whirr their sympathies lay OU
lhe great niicstions oi emancipation
snd political freedom for women.
IContradc rUwtborntbwaite, being the
fust speaker, went  fully into provin-
I.ial politics and  spared  neither  Liberals nor Conservatives in their pub-
dishonesty  and  spoliation  <>f  the
[people of this province, giving a clear
oneiee account   of   the   Kaien
Illand land deal The Midway &
Ye-nvin railroad deal was nhowti to
bt nothing but a squabble among
charter mongers and corporation
(sieves.     Mr. Brown came in for Ins
[■hare  of  well deserved   criticism   for
traitorous acts to the workers oi
It ■ province, especiall**1 his attitude
with regard ro the eight-hour bill for
Imeltermen. Mr. Brown declined to
:ccpt the invitation to speak at M011-
iy night's meeting owing to the fact
..a he had a "Job's comforter    on
1.   bark   of  his     neck;,    but   feeling
imcwhal relieved the following eve-
|ning   he   at   last   appeared   and     ad-
Dirissed   the  meeting   at   length,   and
|l>/ Ins strenuous etfoits succeeded in
showing t.i his audience thc utter im-
Ip-Uiicy of U,,.  Liberal party in    af-
(f.-.irs of good government.      In  fact,
it would be clearly t>> the interest of
le Liberal party for linn to   have   a
boil on hw neck permanently.     Although Mr. Brown consumed the time
'i the meeting for forty minute* he
t.ok his teat  without winning  >  lift"
I i:lc round  of applause.      Mr      Rosa
followed, addressing the audience for
halt tn hour and  made a somewhat
I better attempt than his   colleague in
showing to the people of tbil province that the  Liberal party, which he
represented, is  too utterly incompe-
itini ever to hold thc reins'of govern-
Imenl in Hiis province.     The principal
Ipnrl of his speech consisted in cast
I ■»fg sarcastic remarks at   Mr
""ithwaite,
to speak without applause or any kind
of a demonstration (even groans and
hisses were excluded) his speech was
absolutely weak and was received in
silence, he concluded his oration (?)
with a personal attack OU llawtliorntliwaite calling him a political parrot,
and took his scat in silence, the only
sound that was heard was when he
Struck the chair. Several of the Comrades thought they had got into a
haunted null, or were attending the
funeral of Sir. John Moore, but any
other funeral except Sir John's would
have been appropiate, as Mr Brown's
political death knell was sounded, a
radr in the gallery having a bell
PERTINENT PEN PARAGRAPHS
Proletarian Philosopher Makes Note and Comment Upon
Various Phenomena Incidental to the Capitalist Skin
Game of Getting Something lor Nothing.
men and a reduction of thc license fee
1"r■ -in $1,000, the legal amount, to ff^oo
for bungling Bros.—the reduction
made in secret and knowledge of same
denied by most of the aldermen until
confronted with their signatures to
the letter of instructions issued to the
ir  tiir  purpose.      in   tne  luiure   10-  * Truly these pra
will   have   a   steady  job  making  011
bills of sales and mortgages
Mr.  Ross, M.   P.  for Valc-Caribo...
f( Mowed, and  for thirt- five minutes
he threw from his month nothing but
vituperations  and  slurs  and  tried  to
work on the sympathy of the audience j
by defending a lot of charter mongers
of  Greenwood,  who   were   Irving  to I c,vl^s^s^s^s^is^isisiisssisss.^^^^-^^_
^^^^ from! has been very fond of secret sessions
And 1 haven't done a lick of work.
.There is the point. Some people
jhave been producing the wealth which
1 have consumed. 1 was not even
one among many of these producers.
Therefore I must have been depriving some people of the wealth that
they have produced in order that I
might live in idleness and luxury.
And they haven't been doing this because of their affection for me. Tiiey
are willing to do the same thing indiscriminately for every member of
my class—the capitalist class.
I say they are depriving themselves
of the wealth they produce because
they can stop doing so whenever they
want. This is a country of universal ballot.     Without thc firing of   a
for the purpose.     In the  future  hcjlicensc inspector
^^^^^^^^^^^ 1 I tlcal and successful business men are
the soul of honor and integrity, but
they do cost. The aldermanic tickets
were not free to the city. Someone
blundered or there was a traitor in
the camp, otherwise we should never
have heard of this little deal. Seven
hundred dollars is a small sum in the
finances, but the present council
Free circus tickets for thc alder-! Monopoly, on thc other hand, is also, though indirectly, thc parent of
adulteration. A monopoly can, within certain limits, and according to thc .  	
completeness of the monopoly fix shot or the building of a baricade the
lhe price of the commodities it has for workingmen can say this hocus-pocus
sale. The limits are (1) where the business whereby idlers who produce
consumer would prefer to do without .nothing live in extreme ease while
the    particular    commodity    or    (2) jthe working people, who produce ev-
thcy,  thc charter  mongers,  got
subsidy.     Thc men who so far have
worken  on  the  grade  have not  been
paid tlieir wages.
Mr.  Roes  was  loud  in  his praise
of thc South African hero who went
South Africa tO light for King and
iintry,   and   had   been   given   script
- • - :. ^ x:...
citizens that much larger sums  have
This is the
1.1 :•
C
not been given away
taxpayers' concern. It is no concern
of the worker, for the average worker
no taxes, but thc worker can
Iroin such incidents that the
of capitalism arc thc same in
Toronto,    St.
pays
learn
fruit-
Louis
1 i.uniry.   an"   "••"   ' "'■   7 •.!■.• U'inniiieii as 111   loronto,
responsible for near-
■ manufact "
selling    m
have   jobs   at
Competition
his
_.   H.1W-
ili'Tiitliwaite. "   notwithstanding    the
well known fact that Comrade    Haw-
"'■irtnli-waite has already succeeded in
hating enacted more legislation    for
™« general benefit of humanity than
the Liberal party in Khc long course
Of their existence  have ever accomplished, or    even    attempted.      Mr.
«osj took his  seat   amid  faint    ap-
I'lfiiisr, rendered  by  a  few  scattered
Liberals in the house, who still possessed thc  courage  to cheer  a    lost
'.'•'"•"•■      Comrade   Hawthorntliwaite,
'M his  reply  to   the  two  prccccding
sK'ikcrs, Messrs.  Ross and    Brown,
"rowed in a few words that they were
better acquainted with capitalistic pol-
L"" than thc truth.     After a general
frizzling  of  the  old  parties,    which
*as done to thc taste of the great au-
dience,    Comrade     Hawthornthwaite
c'"sed  the  meeting amid great    an-
l'ltuise  and   cheering;   winch   clearly
demonstrated that the working class
f"? the lloiundary  coiuntry still    re-
■fiitied full confidence in their    old-
,,nH- champion of   thc   revolutionary
Political party of the  toilint"  masses,
t!,ey being - fully satisfied that   Cortt-
r"ile Hawthornthwaite, in te face of
ing  lor   Chinamen   tt
three  dollarc a  month  in  the  mines 1^	
with the privilege of eating out of ally all adulteration. "The manufactur
trough like a pig. Mr. Ross closed | er finds a competitor
his speech by calling Hawthorn- ; cheaply than lie and taking away
thwaite a political curiosity, political I customers. He looks around tor a
fakir, and other pet names. He took i way.to cheapen his cost oi production,
his scat with better results than Mr. Wages he has already cut as low as
Brown, he received some applause bis slaves will stand for, he does not
" ' the meet-1 know of, or cannot buy, any more la-
machinery and there re-
the
ates
Hawthorntliwaite  close.
where a substitute, the use value of
which, while not so great, would still
till the wants of the consumer, can
bc bought more cheaply. The price
of a commodity sold by a monopoly
may thus be no guide as to its value,
yet again the consumer cannot be
robbed, for if he cannot make the article more cheaply himself, he is
benefited by paying rhe price demanded. The greater part of the
saving in cost of production by the
division of labor and improved machinery passes into the possession of
the monopoly instead of making the
price lower, and that is where thc
shoe pinches the middle class consumer. Thc working class will just
get enough to live on, be the prices
high or low.
*   *   *
Thc form of adulteration practised
by a monopoly consists of lowering
the qualify of the goods, without
necessarily employing any foreign
matter. For example, the Tobacco
Trust has invaded Australia, and, according to the Royal Federal Commission on the Working of the Tobacco Monopoly controls 80 per
cent, of the tobacco business within
the Commonwealth. It has caused
"a deterioration in the quality of
tobacco manufactured in Australia,
an increase in the price of imported
(shouts
went
ring its blasted
laughter and applause) H
for over an hour unmercifully exposing his two opponents, amidst)
continual applause and laughter. In
dealing with Mr. Ross he accused
him of being the greatest political
liar that he had ever met on a public
p atform. It is sate to say that no
tweI men in this district ever received
on a public platform the thorough
flayingPand exposure that these great
(would be reformers) reeeived, to the
oyment ol the audience.
^^ catch    some
thorough enjc
Hawthornthwaile  may    	
other  exponents   of this  reform   (r*)
„ult is bankruptcy
must be one or the Other
Hon is not necessarily deleterious to
the consumer, but it is a fraud bc-
CBU80 the adulterated article is not
what it is represented to be. At the
game time it cannot be said the consumer is robbed for adulterated commodities exchange, on the average, at
their value just the same as the unadulterated article, value being lhe
amount of socially necessary human
labor incorporated in the article lhe
adulterated article costs less abor
tini. than the pure article and is.
therefore, sold for less money.
erything, even in the height of prosperity, are rewarded merely with a
living wage, shall stop. And -when
thc working classes get enough sense
to say this hocus-pocus business shall
stop, IT WILL STOP. But not till
then. For the capitalist class will
never say the word.
I am a member of the capitalist
class—the slave-holding class of the
twentieth century. You are members
of the working class—proletarians, the
dispossesed—the slaves of the twentieth century. Vou ran the train which
brought me here. You raised a steer
and killed him and dressed him and
cooked him and served me with steak
this morning for breakfast. You take
his hide and make it into shoes for
n:e. You can build me a far better house than you can afford to live
in yourselves, and you equip it with
very modern improvement—porcelain bath tubs, clctric lights, the newest heating appartus. It retp.iires a
good deal of money to run such a
house. So you can supply me with
the necessarv money.
This is a part only of what you do
for mc. There is the work of the
mental workers. Vou have served
me all my life, and unless you wake
up to the situation you may continue
to do so all my life, and when I am
dead you will construct a 'handsome
! marble  headstone over my  grave  to
thc fact. It would be a fine thing for
all young capitalists if they had to
do some useful thing in the world.
It would tend to keep uhem out of
mischief.
I presume if anybody had proposed
Socialism to old William Thaw he
would have become ferocious at the
idea. Yet now that he is dead, if he
knows, do you think he considers the
present arrangement is a good one.
The present arrangement is that
thousands of men on the Pennsylvania railroad and in vane us coal
mines and steel mills give up every
year a large part of their earnings to
thc Thaw family. Ihis yearly stream
of gold has pushed Alice Thaw, old
William's daughter, into the arms of
a drunken, fortune-hunting Englishman and has pushed Harry, old Willi:'m's son, after a aozen years of
profligacy and debauchery, into murderer's row in the Tombs.
Wouldn't the Countess of Yarmouth 'Tiave been better off if she had
not had that money to attract the noble earl—and wouldn't Harry Thaw
have been better off if he had to go
o work—as he would under Socialism? Socialism, though it can only
be brought about by the working
class, would be the best thing in the
world toward saving the rising members of the capitalist class from
slothfulness, worthlessness and ruin.
'HE  NEW ZEALAND  BUBBLE.
cigars, a decrease in the weight    of Jke;Vp",rae doW^      But  keeping
tobacco plugs, a decrease 111    wages,' ^^^^™ s^s^^*»-__
and a general deterioration in labor
conditions." Incidentally thc trust
reduced the number of tobacco factories in Australia from 103 to 83 in
one year. This deterioration of
quality is due solely to greed for
more profit. So it is with the Beef
Trust—greed for more profit is responsible for thc conditions exposed
by Upton Sinclair.
*   *   *
Thc remedy for adulteration of all
kinds is ownership by the workers of
all industries, these industries to be
run for the benefit of the workers.
Articles will I .en be produced for
use, there will be abundance for all,
and adulteration will be unknown
because no one could then possibly
profit by it.
(Continued on Page Throe.)
down will do no good,. For When I
die, if 1 die capitalist, my children
will at once come to the front and
order you to begin a like service for
them.    And you will have to obey.
All these things you have done and
are now doing for me. And what
have I ever done for you? Nothing,
absolutely nothing. It is true that 1.
the individual, have now and then offered you a bit of lip service. But 1,
as typical of my class, have not even
done that. Only a slight bit of lip
service have 1 given you—and what
has been the result?
The rseult has been that I am so
firmly convinced of the fact that this
is a class struggle that nothing can
ever shake mc out of Bhat conviction
fiom this time forward. You might
as well be an abolitionist in the south
before the civil war as be a Socialist
in  a capitalist community  today.
The premier of New Zealand, Joseph George Ward, has been making
S trip across the United States,    accompanied by his family.     A whole
lot of taffy and buncombe has been
spilled all along his route by addle-
pated reformers about the wonderful
things that have been accomplished in
his country.     Incidentally Mr. Ward
has been telling the "Yanics"    about
New Zealand's cure for trusts,"   and
how the people own their own    railroads and some other things.      It is
all quite wonderful until one realizes
that the present comparative prosperity that country is now enjoying, and
addle pates are laying to the superior
brand of sociological wisdom possessed by her people is due merely to the
fact  that this  particular part  of thc
British empire is still in a backward
stage of capitalist development,    and
is just now realizing the profits of an
expanding market for mutton and    a
growing dairy  industry.      Symptoms
of activity, which in captalist parlance
is termed prosperity, have also   been
aggravated by a lavish borrowing pt*l •
icy, by which means considerable labor has been employed in building railways aud other public works.     There
is. however, to be a day of reckoning.
When the development of capitalism
shall have reached the point already
attained in  more advanced  countries
this prosperity bubble will be    punctured and found to contain the same
sort of wind that was erstwhile contained  in  similar bubbles    in    other
countries at a corresponding stage in
their  industrial   development.      That
New Zealand  in  any manner affords
an illustration of any departure from
the usual procedure of capitalist   development is rank humbug.
is
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WHISTLING.
From the accounts given in the Liberal press it would appear that Comrade J. H. Hawthornthwaite is receiving numerous well-merited drubbings at the hands of the erudite liberal politicians of the Boundary district. At Rossland, Maedonald, the
Liberal leader gave him a most unmerciful trouncing and at Greenwood
he r/ot what was comim? to him, in
copious doses from Duncan Ross, M.
P and from Brown, the member for
that riding in the provincial house.
After being ruthlessly exposed in his
infamous career by such able and
trustworthy gentlemen, the fact that
the irrepressible "Jim" continues in
his mission of stirring up the animals
speaks volumes for the quality of his
gall, to say the least.
The reports of the m-ee.Hi'ngs" at
which the alleged drubbings were administered, have a somewhat different
sound, however, when coming from
the workingman's side of the house.
As may be seen in another column
the drubbing administered at Greenwood appears to have fallen upon
other shoulders than those of Comrade Hawthornthwaite. The same is
true of Rossland.
It is worthy of notice that these
cheap defenders of capitalism are
shrewd enough to refrain from any
attempt to show wherein the Socialist criticism of the present system is
unsound or the conclusions drawn are
incorrect. All of their energy is
expended in endeavoring to point ont
the shortcomings of the individual
who in the present instance, happens
to speak for the movement, and has
been elected to press its claims in the
provincial legislature. By pursuing
this line of action they practically acknowledge the soundness of the Socialist position, although they are too
devoid of sense to realize that they
are making the acknowledgement.   .
The bombast, bluster and braggadocio indulged in by the capitalist
press in recounting the achievements
of tin-horn politicians in castigating
offenders of the Socialist type, should
be charitably considered. Wanderers
in the political wilderness of a dying
cause, beset upon all sides by fog and
confusion, and liable at any moment
to be engulfed in its treacherous
bogs and quicksands, may well be
excused for whistling to Keep their
courage up.
right to rule and rob. Thc rulers of
at least some of the countries adjacent
to Russia are even now said to be
contemplating the use of their military power to aid their fellow ruffian
the Czar in crushing thc aspirations
of his people for their freedom and
whipping them into subjection to his
autocratic will.
The strengthening of thc military
establishment of any country means
the strengthening of the means at the
command of its ruling class with
which to maintain its rule and hold
its victims in subjection. Hy aiding
and abetting the upbuilding of a military establishment the citizens of a
country only more securely rivet the
shackles that they must some day
btcak at terrible cost in order that humanity may move onward and upward in the scale of civilization.
Keep out of the military. Do not
instil the martial spirit in your children. Teach them that the highest
and best interests of human kind lie
around thc arts of peaceful industry,
and that cannon, sword and bayonet
are but the relics of a savagery that
it were better for all to consign to
oblivion. So long as a ruling class
exists it must depend upon its military establishment for its existence.
Let that class alone furnish the thugs,
ruffians and cut-throats to manipulate its machinery of repression and
murder. If, as a last resort, you
take up arms, let it be for the purpose
of releeating that ruling class and its
brutal program to the lumber room of
thc past.
ECONOMIC POWER AND POLITICS.
"The aggressive forces of Colorado
must concentrate every effort for the
coming election. Let the Socialist
party be the reflex, the political expression of the material interest of
every wage worker. The economic
power of organized labor is determined by united political action. To
win the demands made on the industrial field it is necessary to control
the branches of government, as past
experience shows every strike to have
been lost through the interference of
courts and militia.
AN OBJECT LESSON.
Those among the working people
who arc inclined to favor the upbuilding of a military establishment
in this or any other country might do
well to take careful note of what is
transpiring in Russia at the present
time. A land comprising millions of
people is being deluged with the
blood of its bravest and best in order
that a semi-barbaric ruling class may
prolong its brutal reign and thus prevent the toiling millions from moving
fcrward to the realization of a greater freedom and a better civilization.
The instrument by which the brutal
ruling class deluges the land with
blood in its mad desire to maintain
its rule is the military and naval establishment. This it uses without
mercy and without scruple, spreading
ruin, desolation and death broadcast throughout the land. Upon the
tragedy being enacted on Russian soil
the ruling class of other lands looks
with calm indifference. They are
undisturbed save by the thought that
the success of thc Russian people in
breaking the tyranny of thc ruling
class of that country may, perchance,
presage an uprising of their own people with similar object in view. Like
the Czar and his fellow conspirators,
thc rulers of each country depend
solely upon their military and naval
The above is from William D. Haywood's letter of acceptance of the
nomination for the governorship of
Colorado at the hands of thc Socialist party of that State. We regret
that the length of the letter does not
admit of its publication entire in this
issue of the Western Clarion. As it
will be published, however, by the various Socialist journals it will be read
by thousands of workingmen throughout the land, and should command
their thoughtful and earnest consideration.
The above quotation is worthy of
especial consideration at the present
time for the reason that it contains
statements of fact that are diametrically opposed to the utterances of a
section of the labor world that is
supposed to be of the same political
and economic faith as Comrade Haywood himself.
The working class of Colorado
should concentrate every effort upon
the election of Haywood, if for no
other purpose than that of emphasiz-
inc their reply to the dirty insult
heaped upon labor by the kidnaping
and incarceration of himself and
comrades upon charges trumped up
by an unscrupulous detective and an-
ar.other moral degenerate of equally
low type.
If the Socialist party is to command
tht confidence of the workers it can
be nothing short of the expression of
the material interests of the entire
working class. That those interests
are not wrapped up within the confines of the present system everyone who understands capitalism must
readily acknowledge. That those interests cannot be conserved by the
expenditure of energy in the mafty
factional quarrels and individual
squabbles that are of necessitv incidental to the wage system should be
equally plain.
"The economic power of organized
labor is determined by united political action.'' By the same token is
the economic power of organized capital determined. Without the control of thc powers of government the
economic puower of capital would
VMiish in the twinkling of an eye.
Hence the political activity of capitalists during each election period, as
the continuance of this economic
power depends solely upon their continued control of the powers of thc
state. By this means only can they
maintain their economic dominion
over the workers.
The workers at present possess no
economic power. The control of
economic power is vested in the capitalists. They are protected in their
mastery by all the powers of the state,
control of which they have obtained
as a result of their political activity
and the judgment exercised in its direction.
"To win the demands made on thc
industrial field it is absolutely necessary to control thc branches of government." True, absolutely true.
The economic demands of labor can-
the conquest of thc powers of government by the working class. To realize its economic aspirations the
workers must first conquer thc position from which the control of economic power is determined. This
calls for the united political action of
tin workers for the purpose ol
pi,King their own men in control of
all branches of government, with or
dcrs to use those powers without
mercy, in the interest of the now enslaved and brutally exploited working class.
It is eminently proper and fitting
that the workers of Colorado should
take the lead in labor's glorious struggle for the conquest of the power
to strike thc shackles of wage-slavery
from its limbs, by the election of Comrade William D, Haywood to thc office of governor of that State. They
have suffered more eoarsc and cowardly brutality at the hands of ruling
class thugs and ruffians than the
workers of, perhaps, any other section
of the "land of the free." What
could be more fitting than that they
should place themselves in the vanguard of the proletarian host that
shall batter down the gates of thc citadel of capitalist power, evict thc inmates and take possession in the
name of "peace, labor anil liberty." to
the end that production for profit,
with i^s degrading corollary of wage-
servitude, may be banished from the
earth, and production for use carried
oti by free men established in its
stiad, thus opening to humanity the
pathway leading to a more decent civilization.
POLITICAL SAMUEL.
Under the wise guidance of the astute Gompers the American Federation of Labor is about ta launch into
politics in a manner that will no
doubt strike terror to the hearts of
wicked employers and cause industrial tyrants and corporate despots to
take to the tall timber. A lengthy
pronunciamento has been issued from
headquarters that is as bristling with
sharp points as a porcupine with
quills. A careful perusal of this
document discloses the fact that
Samuel has decided to hurl his battalions against something, although lie
does not seem to know just what
that something is or where it is located.
After enumerating a number of
meaningless platitudes about the
wheels of industry, thc hope of thc
working people and labor's demands,
"Sam's" campaign declaration makes
lengthy confession of thc comptem >!-
nous turn-down that has been given
the belly-crawling policy that has
been previously followed of begging
around the halls of congress for legislative favors. After recounting
how senators and congressmen have
made ante-election promises to labor
only to break them afterwards in the
interests of "vast corporations and
predatory wealth," thc document declares that:
"Patience ceased to be a virtue, and
or March 31, ,1906, the representatives of labor presented a hill of
grievances to the president and those
responsible for legislation or the failure of legislation in congress, reciting thc failure or refusal of the party
in power to adopt or enforce legislation in the interests of the toiling millions of our country. After setting
forth labor's grievances and requests
and urging early action, we closed
that now famous document with tins
statement:
" 'But if perchance you may not
heed us, we shall appeal to the conscience and support of our fellow-citizens.' "
Many there are who little thought
that Samuel would really carry out
the dire threat of appealing to the
"conscience and support of our fellow
citizens." But he meant what hc said,
and the threat is |o bc carried out
to the very letter, regardless of the
awful consequences to the enemies of
labor. The relentless, if not actually
vicious policy to be pursued by Samuel and hii cohorts is made plain by
thc following clauses clipped from the
decument outlining the program:
"Thc first concern of all should bc
the positive defeat of those who have
been hostile and indifferent to the just
demands of labor. A stinging rebuke to them will benefit not only
the toilers but thc people of thc entire country.
"Wherever both parties ignore    la-
legislative  demands a  straight
"To make this—our movement—the
most effective thc utmost care should
be taken to nominate only such union
men whose known intelligence, honesty and faithfulness are conspicuous,
They should be nominated as straight
labor representatives and stand and
In- supported as Mich by union 111 n
and their friends and sympathize; s
ii respective of previous political :.i
filiation.
"Wherever it is apparent tlial in
entirely Independent labor candidate
cMinol be elected, efforts should be
made to secure such support by indorsement of candidates by the minority party iu the districts and by
such other progressive elements as
will insure the election of labor representatives."
That the political camp of "predatory wealth" will be thrown Into confusion as a result of these ultra rev
olutionary declarations is certain. To
bc sure, there is nothing in all this to
indicate that those responsible for it
prsscss any understanding of either
the labor movement which they pro
fess to follow or the capitalist system,
against whose exactions they are
prone UpOU occasions to squeal like
stuck pigs. The furbisliini' up of
tl'.es stale old schemes of getting even
with men who have refrained from
breaking faith with the propertied
clrss, whose servants they arc. in
order to satisfy the clamor and impudent aspirations of a lot of belly-
crawling slaves, who persistently cling
10 tlieir chains and refuse to even assume the attitude of men, is enough
to make a horse laugh Such schemes
arc absolutely musty and cob-webbed
with antiquity If there is a work-
iiigman on earth who docs not by
this time recognize the ridiculousness
and futility of such schemes, he certainly hasn't sense enough to scratch
if he had the itch.
Just how many of these farces are
still tO bc played before "organized
labor" awakens to an understanding
of the labor problem and takes the
correct line of action politically to
arrive at its solution remains to be
seen. If the document in question is
to bc taken as an indication of thc
present grasp that "organized labor"
has of thc problem, the farce will
doubtless be repeated numberless
limes.
At any rate, "Samuel (*," is not t..
bc sneezed at. When he stalks across
the industrial field in quest of "high
er wages" and "shorter hours" and
"better conditions" for his dev ted
followers, the earth trembles 'm-atli
his mighty tread and social and industrial institutions rock upon their
foundations. When he "'shies his
caster" into the political arena hc is
jequal to a full team and a yellow dog
under thc wagon. Great is "Sam,"
especially  political  Sam.
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W. I-. M.    West,   eve0"' J*5
evening  at 730 o'clock 'inWVM
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establishments for the defence of their  not be realized except at the cost of I state legislature.
labor candidate should be nominated
so that honest men may have the opportunity in exercising their franchise to vote according to their conscience instead of being compelled
either to refrain from voting or to
vote for the candidate and the party
they must in their innermost souls
despise.
"Where a congressman or state legislator has proven himself a true
friend of the rights of labor hc should
bv supported and no candidate nominated against him.
"This movemnt must not degenerate into a scramble for office. It
should be a determined effort, free,
absolutely, from partisanship of every
name and character, to secure thc legislation we deem necessary and essential to the welfare and happiness of
all our people. As the present objects
of this movement are purely in the
line of legislation, all efforts should be
concentrated upon the election of
members of congress and the various
The Czar says he had to dissolve
thc douma ;n order to "save the peace
of the empire." Subsequent events
go to show that he dissolved it in
good time. Everything is peaceful
there now.
— o	
Thc number of employees killed in
coupling and uncoupling cars and engines upon the railroads of rhe United States for the quarter year ending
March 31, 1906, was 84. This is one
U-ss than was killed in thc previous
quarter. Thc property loss was thc
same in cither case, as fortunately
nrne of the cars or engines were in
jurcd.
 o	
In Natal, South Africa, the whites
hold thousands of acres of land which
they do not cultivate. They derive
their income from a hut tax levied
upon the natives of the country. Thus
does christian civilization carry its
blessings to the uttermost parts of
the earth. It is painful to note that
thc Natal natives do not accept these
blessings in altogether the proper
spirit. The ungrateful wretches art-
refusing to pay the hut tax.
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When some exasperated victim of
their atrocities hoists a duke, emperor, king, prince or other ruling, class
cutthroat over the divide by means
of a judiciously manipulated bomb, a
well-placed revolver shot or an artistic dagger thrust, that is murder or
assassination. When unarmed workingmen arc shot down by the dozens
at the command of the aforesaid cutthroats, that is merely the preservation of "law and order."
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Thc question of labor representation threatens to bc entangled by Socialist interests, and while the bosses
arc finding' out whether Socialism
represents Labor, or Labor, Socialism, or whether each is antagonistic
to either, thc working man will have-
to wait.
—Alberta Clarion.
Labor representation, outside of Hie
Socialist movement is a delusion and
a snare. The Socialist movement is
the labor movement. All olher so-
called labor movements are merely
movemen's of commodity sellers for
the purpose of securing some advantages in regard to the sale of thcii
goods within the confines of the present system. The working class that
is silly enough to wait for bosses to
find out things for them, will have to
wait until Satan's pond of fiery brimstone is covered with congealed moisture of a mile and a half thick.
We. the Socialist Party of Canada,
in convention assembled, affirm our
allegiance to and support of ths principles and program of the International revolutionary working clasa.
Ijabor produces all wealth, snd to
labor it should Justly belong. To
the owners ot the moans of wealth
production belongs the product of
labor. Tlie present economic system la based upon capitalist ownership of the means of wealth production: then-fore all the product a of
labor belong to the capitalist claaa.
The capitalist Is master; ths workatr
la alave.
So long aa the capitalists remain
is |K>ssossion of the reins of government all the powers of the atate will
tie used to protect and defend their
property rights tn the means of
wealth product ion and their control
of the product of lnbor.
lho capitalist aystem gives to the
capitalist an evcr-swelllne- stream of
profits, and to the worker an sver-
Inen-a-dng measure of misery and
degradation.
Tho Interest of the working class
lies In the direction of setting itsett
tree from capitalist exploitation hy
the ah-o»tlon of the wngv system. To
accomplish this necessitate* tho
transformation ot capitalist property in the means of wealth production into collective or working-class
property.
The irrepressible conflict of interesu between the c*piuli|t and the
worker Is rapidly culmlnntlng In n
struggle for pos.ses.sion of the power
of government—the capitalist to hold
the worker to secure It by political
action.   This la the class ntrutsgle.
Therefore, we call upon ali workers to organize und.-r the l.nnjvr of
the Socialist Party of (.anad* with
the object of conquering the public
powers for the purpose of setting up
and enforcing the economic program
of the working class, as /ollows:
1. The   tran-formation  as   rapid!-. ■
as possible,  o.  capitalist properly In j
the means of wealth production 1 natural  resources,  factories, mills, rail-:
ways, etc..) Into the collective property of the working class.
2. Thorough and democratic organization and manasrement of industry by the workers.
3. Hie establishment, as speedily
as possible, of production for use
instead of productloa for profit.
The Socialist I'arty. when in office
shall always and   everywhere   until
the    present    system    Is   abolished. I
make th* answer to this question ita
guiding rule of conduct.     Will   thla;
iegixlattoti  advance the interests   of i
the working class and aid th* work-!
ers in their class struggle    against.
capitalism?   If It will, the Socialist
Party Is for  It;  if ft  will not,  the;
Socialist Party la Absolutely empam
ed to it.
In accordance with this principle
the Socialist I'arty pledges itself to
conduct all the public affairs placed
In Its hands in such a manner an to
promote the Interests of the working clsss alone
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APPLICATION FOR MEM-
BKKHIIIP IS THE SOCIALIST PARTY    OF CANADA.
I. THB UNDERSIGNED.
hereby  apply  for  membership
In Local
 Socialist Party  of
Can.nl 11.
I recOKnlse the class struggle
between tho capitalist class un.l
tho working class to be a
Struggle for political supremacy, I. e., porweiulon of the
reins of government, and which
necessltutf--) the organisation of
the workers Into a political
party distinct from and opposed to all parties of the capitalist class.
If admitted to membership,
I hereby agree to maintain or
enter Into no relations with
uny other political party, und
pi •iii;.- myself to support by
voice, vote ami all other legitimate means the ticket nnd the
program of the Socialist Party
of Canada only.
Applicant	
Address	
Occupation	
Aire	
Cltlr-en	
Admitted to Local.
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rtini,' conditions in their respective
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T*', f-liilulil  be iiddrc'Hse.l  to  the   Do-
Ltainn or 1'rovlnelal Secretaries, 1,..-
£f»ee retarlss are further requested to
| ,li to these columns for unnuuiiee-
Imiit-t from the Executive Committees.
thlH  means  the   business    of    the
nlirly will be facilitated and tho I)o-
i\\ .„„ and Provincial secretaries
frtieved ot a little of the Increasing
Lr.Mi of correspondence.
\o STUDENTS OP  80CIALISM.
In order t° aKotd    comrades    an
;ucess  to   standard   works     on
_Si|uainis*li    and    Fernie
Vancouver  as   place
Vancouver nominate:
Receipts
Vancouver  Local, I
supplies	
RosslaiK
nomint
of Conventii
Nelson.
.eni,
Fund
mp.ii-.-ii Fund
Organizing
i tamps
lupplieg
and
,j$
Total
$3,175
Adjournment.
I).  G.   MCKENZIE.  Secretary.
VANCOUVER LOCAL, NO. 1
Regular Business Meeting, Com*
Pritchard in the chair, Minutes of
previous meeting read and approved.
Warrants were ordered drawn for the
following amounts:
..Sy.-jo
fa-y access io ».*...*.... s.   "«.^„    „.. j0iiowln« amounts:
L,.il>sti., the committee has decided   ,„,r,tllr, A      ,	
I   |», in a Stock of licraturc.      I he   ,.,,„  ,,f g „*f        .|a).
blowing are on band ;,„,   will   be     ,uI   (,,.h	
tn post-paid to   any   *^*^« Rent of SnlBvan Hall.
lues     quoted-      lwo-ccnt   stamps;    )nl 	
3-fio
l,ll lie accepted for sums not exceed-
M ..5 ceau:
Communist
Manifesto,
Karl  Mane    ..10 cents
LmIi-iu.   Utopian   and   Sci-
riiiiin,  Marx   &   Eneels. ..to cents
sage    Labor   and   Capital,
I Karl   Marx     5 cents
Mission of  ilu-  Working Class
\   \|   Simons   5 cents
>ci!i-m and Farmers, A. M.
fSimoni S cent
| otbei  works procured to order.
I The committee licinK a st'>ckiiold-
in the co-operative publishing
Lsm of Chas. Kerr & Co., can pro-
U literature for the locals at cost.
[Cimpaign fund receipt books are
I■.•■■ tesdy and will be furnished to
can -t io cents each.
j...y nt .15°
Cleaning   Headquarters        50
Organizer reported that Com. Bird
v. ill   speak   next   Sunday.
The meeting at Gibson's Landing
reported unsuccessful owing to lack
of advertising. The Secretary Instructed to write to City Clerk in reference to use of City Hall for Sunday
nights. Comrade Pritchard wa» appointed chairman for Sunday night
meeting. Com. Pettipiece was appointed to till the vacancy on the
s I'rivincial Executive. Comrades Peterson. Stevens Pettipiece were appointed as thc new programme committee. Thc Literature Agent reported 3 Dumber of new books received.
Financial  Report.
Literature Sales for Week   ..$9.00
Dues     2-00
Collection, Sunday's Meeting     400
Receipts  from  advertising  on
Lecture Guide     4 °°
and from haunting or watching the
Liciory, building, house, shop or other
place where they or any of them
carry on business or work or reside
<>r happen to be.with a view to compel them to abstain from their manu-
lacturing or builditi" operations or
frenj their employment and service
and apprenticeship in such operations
and from inducing, procuring, causing
or persuading or endeavoring to procure the servants or employes, of the
plaintiffs to break their contract of
employment with the plaintiffs, and
irorn preventing or unlawfully dissuading persons from cntcrine into
contracts with, or keeping and obser-
vi" their contracts of employment
With the plaintiffs and from interfering with, molesting, disturbing, preventing and unlawfully inducing and
dissuading, b- speech or otherwise,
men or employees or workmen in the
course of their employment or service with thc plaintiffs, or in the
course of obtaining such employment
or service with the plaintiffs supplies
which they require for the purpose
of carrying on their business, or from
entering into contracts with the plaintiffs, or from serving or working for
the plaintiffs and from boycotting
persons, lirms^and corporations who
deal with or work for or furnish supplies to or serve the plaintiffs." The
injunction further restrains the de-
fendents from conspiring with others
to do any of the above named acts.
foil THE SINEWS OF WAE
A* will  be seen   good  use  has  lieen
...1- nt the moneys snhssrihsd ao far
., the organising  find*.    Further or-
antstng tours tX* un<W contemplation
fund*  are available*.    Further  sub-
•;:!,,n*i   are   therefore   urgently   so-
Clted as, with the gre^t  Interest   that
at  present being manifested in 80-
allsrn. no better time could te- found
UU ■Sailing     the  propaganda     und
ml.: 11.g up the organisation.
80CIAL1ST   PARTY   CAMPAIGN
FUND
Vancouver Local.
Previously   acknowledged
Sympathiser	
J. Walton 	
koiomoM oBOAjnzisa FUNK-
Ihe following min-fi tisiM' iiu-n   r>--
liw-el   to   date
■llanos on band,.   vatfi
Wads, Port Harvey    *•*
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PROVINCIAL    ORGANIZING
FUND.
I 1   t following amounts received up
si .late:
fftrvjounly Acknowledged   $81.50
P.   Pettipiece           5°
Total
CAMPAIGN FUND.
[ It hat been decided by the Provincial
Executive  to build up a central fund
fo he used in gcncrallv assisting in the
.tuning campaign and more especially
"r the purpose of printing and districting campaign literature.
All   comrades   wishing    to    collect
or  this  fund  should  at  once   apply
> the  provincial  secretary  for a rc-
■reipt  book.      No  effort    should    be
Ipared in building up this fund.
The following amounts received up
lo date:
Treviounlj acknowledged   $ 500
T   Mortimer        ' °°
two Clarion subs  (D.  Rogers
and   W   m.ike         I °°
Total
.$ 700
DOMINION   EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE.
Vancouver,  B.  C,  July   31.   ")°''
Preacnl:—Com. Stebbingr, Leah.
Pritchard McKenzie Kingsley, and
the Secretary.
The minutes oi thc previous meet
inn  read  and  adopted.
The following correspondence was
read and dealt with:
1 1 mu Montreal and Toronto Locals
J-pncernlng Party matters.
ipis:
Total    $1000
Total	
Frederick   Perry,  Secretary.
$31.00
SO
1.00
.$w.50
HAWTHORNTHWAITE S
TOUR.
N.lson. B. C. July aoth, 1906
Dear Comrade -Arrived litre niter
.1 vMik's sjOjourn in the Bot'idary.
It ,- . .-, ijirly warm t.-i • l lie
Editor (Deans) ol the Daily News lure
haa been devoting columns of his
valuable space to tne in faked reports
of my meetings and cibtori.il abuse.
Phillips, secretary of the Western
Federation of Miners and myself called up.m him last evening and gave
him a cordial Invitation to meet me
m debate here cither on Socialism or
provincial politics. His feet grew
c. Id, however, in spite of the hot
weather and hc declined with nervous
haste. 1 assured him that he ought
to welcome this opportunity as he
is a much better speaker than either
Ross, Maedonald or Brown, who. according to his glowing accounts nave
been raising "Kaien" with mc. But
no, he couldn't think of it but thought
he  might  tiud  some other  Victim.
Thc Boundarj is great. The men
are keenly interested and want the
clear stuff" and no guff. It would do
the cockles of your old gizzard good
to sec how the movement has grown.
Two more elections and we arc on
top.
It's bloody murder keeping a man
out in this heat.
Yours  slowly melting,
J. 11. HAWTHORNTHWAITE
Do volcanoes and the earthquakes
affect men's minds and make them
turbulent and uncontrollable, responsive to the earth's tremors.—Vancouver World,
Undoubtedly so, in some cases.
With exceptionally weak intellects,
however, much less than a seismic
disturbance will do for thc job. For
instance, every time Hawthonith-
thwaile opens his mouth every liber-
al journal in the province is thrown
into an "epileptic fit," and becomes
uncontrollably  "turbulent."
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Captain Tatlow, British Columbia's
finance minister, states that the province, last year, produced over $1,000
for .-very able bodied man in B. C.
and the grand total of wealth production was approximately $50,000,-
000. Report hath it that a considerable number of able bodied men who
took no part in producing that $1,000
per man, got away with sums of a
lunch greater magnitude, while va.
vastly larger number who did take
active part did not receive a sum
equal to >.ne half of it. The Capt.
should give this matter a little further attention.
A press item says: "the lowest rate
of taxation levied in any city in Canada has be.n -truck by "the city council of Trail. B. C. The rate is ten
mills on the dollar and the taxable
property is valued at ?_\ooo.ooo " VVe
have been informed that the population of Trail consisted principally of
working people, but we had no idea
thev possessed so much property. It
i- to be hoped they resorted to no
qttl -tionable means to keep their tax-
is down to such an insignificant figure. Such perniciousness is enough
to make the tax-eating fraternity
weep tears of blood.
NOT SO SLOW.
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Montreal  Local  stamps
Toronto Local, stamps ...
'■  C. Prov.  l-'.xrc . stamps
luppftes 	
A'ij'.urnmrtit.
J.  O.
and
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96,00
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$aa.oo
MOUOAN. SjCC
551 Hiirnnrd St.
I   Vuncouvor, B. C.
PROVINCIAL   EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE.
KcRiilar Business Meeting, July .It.
• 'resent Comrades Kingsley (Organiser) StclibiiiKN, Morgan, Leah.
Pritchard and  the  Secretary.
I redcntials for Com. Pettipiece received, Warrants ordered drawn fur
•he lollowong stuns:
Doni   Ejtec,   stamps   and   supplies    $11.00
To Van.  Local, Gibson's Ldg.
Organizing expenses    5.°o
Postage     1-SO
Correspondence read from Van-
'""uver Local, Fernie Local, SquamtSn
Local, Rossland Local, F. H Sher*
"■■m, J. H; Hawthornthwaite, Michel,
Nelson, Calgary, Alta.
When it comes to safe guarding the
interests of capitalist property by laying down wise precepts to govern
the conduct of its exploited victims,
thr courts of Canada arc by no means
llow. The Canada Foundry Co. has
recently secured an Injunction restraining thc officers of Local Union
5,t of the International Association
of Bridge and Saruciural Iron Wur-
kirs of Port Arthur. Ontario, form
interfering with the company and Us
employers, as well as all other per-
s. ns doing business with ihem. Ihis
action grew out oi .1 stiike upon lhe
part of their emploees, whose places
were immediately filled b.v other men.
As a "thou shall not." this injunction is an excellent piece of work
and well worth a careful perusal by
every working plug who docs not
know enough to keep his nose out
ot other people's business. The gist
of it is embodied in the following,
clipped from the Port Arthur "Daily
KeWS."
The injunction is a lengthy docu
ment and orders that the defendants
and their servants and agent  be res
lr: hied form "interfering with or molesting   the   plaintiffs,   their   servants,
workmen   or   employees   in   tlie   dis-
charge or performance ot their duties
or work as manufacturers, mechanics,
workmen or apprentices,      Also  rom
"using violence to t'""''*    l lu' .1>,:V"
tiffs)  or anv of them  or of  injuring
•the  property  of any  ol itH«ffl,  and
from persistently  follow.n    Hem  or
any of thctn aboui from place to place
PERTINENT PEN PARAGRAPHS
(Continue'd from Page One.)
Amidst al! the talk we hear concerning prices and robbery of the
consumer it is well to remember that
it is thc robbery of the producer only
that the working man is interested in.
With this robbery abolished the consumers' end of the business will right
itself.
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There is 110 doubt that British rule
in India has conferred some benefits
on the patient, poverty-stricken toW-
caslc natives, but it is a question
whether the benefits are not more
than offset by the terrible drain on
tlu pr..ducts of Indian labor caused
by the salaries of a host of civil
servants, pensions, etc., to say nothing of thc army it is nccssary to sustain in order to continue thc despotic
rule of Britain in that country. All
of the pensions ami much other wealth
is expended outside of the country:
the evil would not be so great if it
were expended in India. As it is thc
famines are more frequent and more
severe than they used to bc British
rule, alas! too often means to the agricultural Hindoo degradation, disease and death. Added to the shame
and disgrace naturally attending the
ruling of a conquered people by the
conqueror is the wanton shooting of
natives bv the uniformed assassins ol
Britain ' At Simla, not a great while
ago, two soldiers, having been supplied, as requested, by a native with
soda water, shot hnn through thc
body when he asked for payment. It
geems that before this case occurred
four cases had been proved to the sat
Isfaction of the Secretary of State for
India, but with the despicable, narrow minded Insular scorn for natives'' **diSplayed everywhere b.v the
average Briton, nothing appears to
have been done. Mr. John Morley
was quite vexed when James 0 Grady,
Labor M. P., had the temerity to ones-
I tion linn in the British House of Commons upon this subject. Christian
England! Laugh! The phrase stinks.
SPARTACUS.
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The Daily World editorially laments the shortage of wage slaves
rctind Sulphur Creek, Klondike, con-
cludint* its bourgeois bellyache in
these words: "The outlook for the
summer is rather dismal." Sure!
The very thing Socialists arc trying
t 1 point out to thc workers. Natiir
al wealth, even in abundance, with
out wage-slaves is of no value to
Capital. The capitalist, without thc
Commatld of labor power, is in a sorry plight. And. indeed, his own outlook is "dismal—for himself. That
labor is the producer of all wealth
and that all values arc bound Up in
its flesh, bone and sinew is again exemplified by the World's above admission.
The Social Democratic Herald
asks: "Wht.t better trademark could
Mr. Armour ask for than the official
stamp of the United States that his
goods have been examined and found
pure and wholestme?" None, none.
But the chap that feels called upon to
eat the stuil might do so with greater safety il he was in sonic manner
assured that the "inspector" was
likewise "pure and wholesome."
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Mr. Borah, one of the State's attorneys in the case of Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone, when asked his opinion in regard to the outcome of these
cases, remarked that "more necks
would be stretched than people now
dreamed." Wc have been thinking
for some time that a lot more ought
to be stretched, and to provide for a
possible emergency we have compiled
a lentgthy list of eminently eligible
candidates.
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Vancouver's moral spasm has
once more subsided. The pious owners of sporting houses are drawin;.;
down their ill-gotten gains; the men
of chance* now gather round the
green; awe-stricken members of thc
W. C. T. U. are still permitted to obstruct the beach in front of the bathing house; hackmen are busy till
c;-rly morn; Jim Hill is getting what
he wanted; opium licenses have been
reduced the parsons, chloroformed
with the Lord's Day Alliance act, and
thc Moral Reform Asssociation have
put the hotel-keepers to an awful lot
of expense framing up blind pigs.
Taking it all in all, real good, genuine capitalist prosperity has again
reached its norma! in thc Terminal
City.
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Nelson has been nominated by Vancouver local as thc meeting place for
the next convention of the Socialist
party in British Columbia. Date and
seat will be announced when the vote-
is taken.
For the
Campaign
Fund.
Having been authorized by
the publishers ol the Western
Clarion to receive subs at the
regular rate-$1.00 per year
and apply one hall of all money
received to the Central Campaign Fund, you are earnestly
requested to assist in swelling
this fund by sending your subs
direct to me. Cither renewals
or new subs, to be taken lor a
period ot not less than one year.
Yours for a generous Campaign Fund which means a
vigorous campaign.
0. 0. McKENZIE,
Prov. Secy.
Box 836, Vancouver, B. C.
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WHISTLING.
From the accounts given in the Liberal press it would appear that Comrade J. H. Hawthornthwaite is receiving numerous well-merited drubbings at the hands of the erudite liberal politicians of the Boundary district. At Rossland, Maedonald, the
Liberal leader gave him a most unmerciful trouncing and at Greenwood
he fot what was comini* to him, in
copious doses from Duncan Ross, M.
P and from Brown, the member for
that riding in the provincial house.
After being ruthlessly exposed in his
infamous career by such able and
trustworthy gentlemen, the fact that
the irrepressible "Jim" continues in
his mission of stirring up the animals
speaks volumes for the quality of his
gall, to say the least.
The reports of the m-eettfngs at
which the alleged drubbings were administered, have a somewhat different
sound, however, when coming from
the workingman's side of the house.
As may be seen in another column
the drubbing administered at Greenwood appears to have fallen upon
other shoulders than those of Comrade Hawthornthwaite. The same is
true of Rossland.
It is worthy of notice that these
cheap defenders of capitalism aje
shrewd enough to refrain from any
attempt to show wherein the Socialist criticism of the present system is
unsound or the conclusions drawn are
incorrect. All of their energy is
expended in endeavoring to point ont
the shortcomings of the individual
who in the present instance, happens
to speak for the movement, and has
been elected to press its claims in the
provincial legislature. By pursuing
this line of action they practically acknowledge the soundness of the Socialist position, although they are too
devoid of sense to realize that they
are making the acknowledgement.   .
The bombast, bluster and braggadocio indulged in by the capitalist
press in recounting the achievements
of tin-horn politicians in castigating
offenders of the Socialist type, should
be charitably considered. Wanderers
in the political wilderness of a dying
cause, beset upon all 1 sides by fog and
confusion, and liable at any moment
to be engulfed in its treacherous
bogs and quicksands, may well be
excused for whistling to Keep their
courage up.
AN OBJECT LESSON.
Those among the  working people
who arc inclined to   favor   the   upbuilding of a military establishment
in this or any other country might do
well to take careful note of what is
transpiring in  Russia at the  present
time.     A land comprising millions of
people   is  being   deluged   with    thc
blood of its bravest and best in order
that a semi-barbaric ruling class may-
prolong its brutal reign and thus prevent the toiling millions from moving
forward to the realization of a greater freedom and a better civilization.
The instrument by which the brutal
ruling  class  deluges  the  land    with
blood in its mad desire to maintain
its rule is the military and naval   establishment.     This it uses    without
mercy and without scruple, spreading
ruin,  desolation   and    death    broadcast throughout thc land.     Upon the
tragedy being enacted on Russian soil
the ruling class of oilier lands looks
with  calm  indifference.      They    are
undisturbed save by thc thought that
thc success of the Russian people in
breaking the tyranny of thc    ruling
class of that country may, perchance,
presage an uprising of their own people with similar object in view. Like
the Czar and his fellow conspirators,
thc rulers of each    country    depend
solely upon their military and naval
establishments for thc defence of their
right to rule and rob. The rulers of
at least sonic of thc countries adjacent
to Russia arc even now said to bc
coulcninl.ilinu thc use of their mill*
tr.ry power to aid their fellow ruffian
the Czar in crushing the aspirations
of liis people fur tlieir fr edom and
whipping lln in into lubjvction to Iii*
tgtocrattc will,
The strengthening of the military
citabllehrnenl of any country means
lhe strengthening Of the means at tlie
i-< inniand of its    ruling    class    with
which tn maintain its rule and hold
Itl victims in subjection. !!y aiding
iinii abetting the upbuilding of a military establishment the citizens of a
country only more securely rivet thc
ibackifH that they must some day
bleak at terrible cost in order that au-
matiity may move onward and up-
Ward in the scale of civilization.
Keep OUt of the military. Do not
instil the martial spirit in your ciul
di 111. Teach them that the highest
mui best interests of human k...a lie
around the arts ef peaceful industry,
and that cannon, sword and bayonet
;in- but the relics of a savagery that
ii wire better fur all to consign tn
oblivion. So long as a ruling class
cvisis it must depend upon its mili-
t.uy establishment for its existence.
I.. 1 that class ah me furnish thc thugs,
Miliums and cut-thmats ti- manipu
lute its machinery of repression am
murder. If. a.*, ■ last resort, you
take up arms, let it be for the i»u*"i 1
of rclecutiiig that rulni,; *' il and its
brutal program to the luiu.i    -riom <>i
the past.
the conquest of thc powers of government by the working ■1st*. To realize its economic ,iirntiona the
workers until ■ 1 conquer the position from 'uci the con r. I of eco
nomic powei >« <l ^-v.'ti••■',. Ihu
ctlli f. I- Ui- in »1 political action 1 (
ib. ■■nil.11 I 1 ih>- purpose "i
pi . ng iheii w •' men -n control ol
-;i| .   nn 1. ■•    ' j ivernment, uii'1 or
,i i*i-     power*,     without
iui .rest of 'lie now en
brutally exploited  work
dcrs   to  ii*.
mere), in
slaved ani
ing class.
It is eminently propei and fitting
that the woik. 1- of C toraJo should
take tin- lead in laboi s glorious rrtruj
g!c tor thi- conquest oi the powei
to strik, the sha:kleis of wage ilawj*
♦Von its limbs, by lhe   lection nf Com
• : le William Q. I •'>» od to the ol
gee of governor of that State. They
have suffered more coarse ami    COW
ai ly brtitili'y af the hands 0! ruling
dMs thufTS and ruffians than the
workers of, perhaps, any other lection
of th.   "^nd nf    thc    free."      WI1.11
coiil. be i ti- fitting than that thty
should placi themielvei In the ran
gi  *,i  ,,•; tin   pr litari.in  host    thai
.li       b  tin- dOWl   uu  gat''., of tin- cil
1 del   1 caplt  i»l power, eviel the |f<
am!   take   pi iSMMion     in     the
if "i"'.'ife, labor ami liberty." I"
• I ,,1 thai production f"r profit,
vi'»  ip» degrading corollary of wage
lervhude, may be banished from the
earth, ..id production f<>r use carried
on   b •  free  men   tltablilhed     ill    itl
«i'-td. thus opening to humanity thc
pathway leading to 1 more decent civ-
ili/at:on.
ECONOMIC POWER AND J
TICS.
OL
"The aggressive forces I fo'.r., /
must concentrate every efft r fo: ; j
coming election. Let the Social t
party be the reflex, the vr'.t''-al ' ■*■-
pression of the mater.al ottrest oi
every wage worker. ' ne economic
power of organized '. .- is determined by united poliw r>-:ion. To
win the demands made 1 .e indu--
trial field it is necessary to control
the branches of government, as p ,t
experience shows every strike to have
been lost through the interferenc A
ccurts and militia.
The above is from Wi'liam I). Hay
wood's lettet " cceptance of the
nrinitiation f r the governorship ci
Colorado at the lands . the Socialist party of that St-" Wc rei^nt
that the length of the 'mer lues 11 it
admit of its publicat' ei'tirc in thi'
issue of the Western t. ..rion. As it
will be published, how\v r, by the various Socialist journals ' . ill '.c read
by thousands of workingi .1 i'.irough-
out the land, and should 1-' ramand
their thoughtful and earnest c -idcr-
ation.
The above quotation is worthy of
especial consideration at thr present
time for the reason that i' "
statements of fact that are diametrically opposed to the utterances of a
section of the labor world that is
supposed to be of the same political
and economic faith as Comrade Haywood himself.
The working class of Colorado
should concentrate every effort upon
the election of Haywood, if for no
other purpose than that of emphasiz
ine their reply to the dr'y insult
heaped upon labor by thc kidnaping
and incarceration of himself and
comrades upon charges trumped up
by an unscrupulous detective and an-
ar.other moral degenerate of equally
low type.
If the Socialist party is to command
thc confidence of the workers it can
be nothing short of the expression of
the material interests of the entire
working class. That those interests
are not wrapped up within the confines of the present system every
one who understands capitalism must
readily acknowledge. That those interests cannot be conserved by the
expenditure of energy in the many
factional quarrels and individual
squabbles that are of necessity inci
dental to the wage system should be
equally plain.
"The economic power of organized
labor is determined by united politi
cal action.'' By the same token is
the economic power of organized capital determined. Without the control of the powers of government the
economic puower of capital would
vanish in the twinkling of an eye.
Hence thc political activity of capitalists during each election period, as
the continuance of this economic
power depends solely upon their continued control of thc powers of the
state. By this means only can they
maintain their economic dominion
over the workers.
The workers at present possess no
economic power. The control of
economic power is vested in the capitalists. They are protected in their
mastery by all the powers of the state,
control of which they have obtained
as a result of their political activity
and the judgment exercised in its direction,
"To win the demands made on thc
industrial field it is absolutely necessary to control the branches of government." True, absolutely true.
The economic demands of labor cannot be realized except at the cost of
POLITICAL SAMUEL.
Under the wife guidance of the salute Gompen the American I'cdera
tion of L-.bor is about ta launch into
politic in a manner that will no
doubt st-ikc terror to the hearts of
wicked employers and cause industrial tyrants and corporate despots to
take to the tall timber. A lengthy
tiron' nciamcnto has been issued from
headi carters that is as bristling with
sharp points as a porcupine with
quill; A careful perusal of this
document discloses the fact that
Samuel has decided to hurl his battalions against something, although lie
does not seem to know just what
that something is or where it is lo-
eatsd.
After enumerating a number of
meaningless platitudes about the
w'reels of industry, thc hope of the
working people and labor's demands,
"Sam's" campaign declaration make'
1 -tigthy confession of the comptetnof-
nous turn-down that has been given
the belly-crawling policy that has
been previously followed of begging
ar.    id the halls of congress for leg-
- ;ve favors. After recounting
sow senators and congressmen have
macK jnte-clcction promises to labor
ciily to break them afterwards in the
interests of "vast corporations and
predato v wealth," the document declares   hat:
"P^t .nee ceased to be a virtue, and
01 Marc-1 21, 1906, the representatives ' 1 ihor presented a bill of
grievan- to thc president and those
responsible for legislation or thc failure of legislation in congress, reciting thc failure or ref i-al of the party
in power to adopt or enforce legislation in the interests of th'.* toiling millions of our country. After setting
fi rth labor's grievance! ai d requests
d urging early nctioi, we closed
I:,.at nov,- t.inous document with this
inc.nen,:
I     "Rut 1'.  perchance you    may    not
if us   ivc shall appeal to thc conscience and support of our fellow-citizens."
Man-   t'   re ar.* who little thought
that  bin.   -I would  really carry out
vi dire  -hre-if of appealing to   the
"'■nscieie t and support of our fellow
.tizens " But he meant what he said,
•>nd  thc  threat is to be carried out
t 1 th'; very letter, regardless of   the
av. ful ^ons'-q-.ences to the enemies of
iab if.     The relentless, if not actually
vie  'Us pplicy to be pursued by Sam-
U' . and h's cohorts is made plain by
*' e folio.viiitf clauses clipped from the
■ ueumeiit 1 ntlining thc program:
"Tht- first concern of all should be
tl e positive defeat of those who have
been hostile and indifferent to the just
demands of labor. A stinging rebuke to them will benefit not only
thc toilers but the people of thc entire country.
"Wherever both parties ignore labor's legislative demands a straight
labor candidate should bc nominated,
so that honest men may have the opportunity in exercising their franchise to vote according to their conscience instead of being compelled
either to refrain iroin voting or to
vote for the candidate and the party
they must 111 their innermost souls
despise.
"Where a c.ngressman or state legislator has proven himself a true
friend of the rights of labor hc should
bc supported ->nd no candidate nominated against him.
"This m -emnt -mint not degenerate into a scramble for office. It
should be a determined effort, free,
absolutely, from partisanship of every
name and character, to secure the legislation we deem necessary and essential to thc welfare and happiness of
all our people. As the present objects
of this movement are purely in thc
line of legislation, all efforts should be
concentrated upon the election of
members of congress and the various
state legislature
"To make thia—OUT movement-the
most effective thc utmost care should
bc taken to nominate only Mich omOfl
men whose known intelligence, BOO-
,-*lv and faithfulness arc conspicuous
They should bt nominated ai itratgnt
laboi representative! and itand ana
bi supported as such by union m n
.md their itiemls and sympathizer!
ii respective ol previoui political ..1
filiation
"Wherever il l« apparent thai in
entirely  independent   laboi   candidal!
,    |,not   be   elected,   efforts   should     b(
made to iccure such lupport by in*
doi -''im ni of candidates by the mm
..nts  party in the districts end    by
such  other   progressive  elements     11
will Inaura the election ol labor repre*
*i ntatives.
Thai the political camp of "predi
toi \ wealth" «'il be thrown Into can
fusion  as  1   result   of these  ullri rev
Iui Ion 111 dectarationi li certain To
he sure, there ll nothing in all this to
Indicate thai ih>.s,- retpomible for ll
p. sscsv .my undcrstartding of either
the labor movement which they pro
Ifisv to follow or the capitalist system,
1 tgainsl whose exietloni they an
prone upon occaaiom to iqueeJ like
stuck pigs The furbishing up of
tfcei stale 1.hi ichetaei ol getting even
w iii mm who ion refrained from
breaking Wth with   the   propertied
* - whose servants Ihey Ire, in
older  to  satisfy   thc  clamor  and  1111
pudenl iipiratiom of 1 lot of belly
,1 Mslmg ileves, who pereiatently chug
t ih.ir chains ami refuse to urn as
sinic the attitude of men, is enough
ti make I hOTM laugh Such scheme.*
arc absolutely musty ami Cofa webhed
w th intiQUity If there is a work
"'email on earth who dors HOl by
this time recognize the ridiculoumesi
and futility of such schemes, he certainly hasn't sense enough to scratch
il be had the itch.
Just how manv of these farces arc
still to be played before "organised
lat-or" awakens to an understanding
of the labor p-oblem and takes thc
correct line of action politically to
arrive at its solution remains to be
sren If the document in question is
to be taken as -,n indication ol thc
present grasp tnat "organized labor"
has of thc problem, the farce will
doubtless be repeated numbcrlesi
times.
At any rat'. "Samuel ('." is not to
be sneezed at When he stalks across
the industrial field in quest of "high
er wages" and "shorter hours" and
"better conditions" for his dev. ted
followers, the earth trembles 'luith
his mighty tread and social and industrial institutions rock upon their
foundations. When hc "shies hi*
caster" into the political arena hc if.
equal to a full team and a yellow dog
i-.tnler the wagon. Great is "Sam.'
especially political  Sam.
Thc  Czar  says  hc  had  to dissolve
t-hc dooms in order to "save the peace
of  thc  empire."      Subsequent  events
' ito  ro  ahow  that  he  dissolved  it    in
(good  time.      Everything is  peaceful
j there now,
 o	
1 The number of employees killed in
coupling and uncoupling cars and engines upon thc railroads of the United States for the quarter year ending
March 31, 1906, was 84. This is one
less than was killed in thc previous
quarter. Thc property loss was the
same in cither case, as fortunately
tune of thc cars or engines were in-
[jtin  ..
In Natal, South Africa, thc whites
hold thousands of acres of land which
they do not cultivate. They derive
their income from a hut tax levied
upon the natives of the country. Thus
docs christian civilization carry its
blessings to the uttermost parts of
the earth. It is painful to note that
the Natal natives do not accept these
blessings in altogether thc proper
spirit.     The  ungrateful wretches  are
refusing to pay the hut tax.
 o———	
When some exasperated victim of
their atrocities hoists a duke, emperor, kinv, prince or other ruling, class
cutthroat over the divide by means
of a judiciously manipulated bomb, a
well-placed revolver shot or an artistic dagger thrust, that is murder or
assassination, When unarmed workingmen are shot down by the dozens
at thc command of thc aforesaid cutthroats, that is merely lhe preservation of "law and order."
The question of labor representation threatens lo be entangled by Socialist interests, and while the bosses
are finding out whether Socialism
represents Labor, or Labor, Socialism, or whether each is antagonistic
to either, the working man will have-
to wait.
—Alberta Clarion,
Labor representation outside of the
Socialist movement is a delusion and
a snare. The Socialist movement is
the labor movement. All other so-
called labor movements arc merely
movements of commodity sellers for
the purpose of securing some advantages in regard to thc sale of their
goods within thc confines of thc present system. The working class that
is silly enough to wait for bosses to
find out things for them, will have to
wait until Satan's pond of fiery brimstone is covered with congealed moisture of a mile and a half thick.
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We. the Socialist Party of Caaada,
In convention asasmbled, affirm our
allegiance to and support of ths principled and program of the Intel-national revolutionary working class.
Labor produces all wealth, and to
lat-or It should Justly belong. Te
the owners of the moans of wealth
production belongs the product ot
labor. The prtssent economic system is bn-*e<l upon capitalist ownership of the means of wealth production; Uierffore all the product a of
labor I*, lung to tba capitalist claaa.
The eapitallst is master; the workar
Is slave.
So long ss the capitalists remain
ia possoeidon of the reins of government all tbe powers of the atate will
be used to protect suid defend their
pro|-rrty rights In the means of
wealth production aad their control
of the product of labor.
The capitalist system gives to the
capitalist an ever-awelllncr stream of
profits, and to the worker aa ever-
Incnasing measure of misery and
degradation.
The interest of the working clasa
Ilea la the direction of setting itself
free from capitalist exploitation by
the ab-olttion of the wagv system. To
accomplish this neccn-dtatea the
transformation of capitalist property in the means of wealth production into collective or working-, lar-s
property.
The  Irrepressible  conflict  of  inter- ,.       ,  ,
est* between the capiuuiat aad   the  ^ ,      \","'     .'   "' ' -s,™»*
worker  Is  rapidly   culminating   in  a ™'d >yol fninth Ti,.< u>,  s,^
I struggle for posHessloo of the power
I of government—the capitalist to hold
the worker to secure il  by  political I
action.   This is the class stniftRle.       	
Therefore,   we call  upon  aM   work- j Loct,  Wim.jp,.^  ft.  p. of C.  meet,
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Monday eventag at i,.^!^,,,,,,.
fnglealde Bteck. .i i a Cambts 8u*at
(room 1, second Boer), k.w
tlonal u»e.-uii>rs every Bitaaaysti
p. m„ ii. SiiUiv.n Hell rhrim
street, rrederhi Party, Mtraeiy,
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.•s'utuliy   nliclit,   Ml;,,
era to oriranl/e under the l-omier of
the Socialist Party of Canada with I
the object of con.|ti.-ring the public
lowers for the purpose of setting up
and enforeinej the economic program
of the working class, as /ollows:
1. The transformation aa rapid!v j
as possible, o. capitalist property in
the means of wealth productloa 'natural resources, factories, mills, railways, etc.,) into the collective property of the working class.
2. Thorough and democratic organisation and management of industry' hy the workers.
3. The establishment, as speedily
aa possible, of production for uee
Instead ot production for profit.
Tbe Socialist Party, when In office
shall  always and   everywhere   until
the    present    system    la   abolished.'
make the answer to this quastioa Ita:
guiding rule of conduct.     Will   thla
legislation, advance the interests   of
the working class and aid the work-
ers In  their  clasa struggle     against
capitalism?   If It will, the Socialist!
Party Is for It;  if It  will not.  thai
Socialist Party Is absolutely Ofpae
ed to it.
In accordance with this principle
the Socialist Party pledges Itaelf to
conduct all the public affaire placed
in its hands in such a manner aa to
promote tbe intereets of tdbe working class alone.
mmmMtmtmmmm^mMm**9**»*r***m*****>*rmrxa.
every first .md third S  IhUj ai ihe
Void.      ''    •    I.:!;::;. .     .        Rspcfl
.   .u   io jo t  m     j ■
Secretary,    .-.*ii    Princett
Winnipeg, Man.
■MsahtaabetJ itai.
The VOICE
Ilie lll<l«-«i l^lK.r
l*«|«i*r In I im-ul.i
Always ii fearlMH <--iiii>ii.-iii a
ihe caaac ..f tabor.
«a>
K"r one dollar th<  t i| • r eg
be «fiit to nny asMreei for om
y »r
Workingmen of all costal
win s*...ii    rewigirtw   tht M
thai   tbey     must     StippOTt noi
read iihelr  lal.-ir pap**rf
EaVUBD   a>VKRT   fhidat.
Tbe V..I.-.- I'lit-n-diing «.... iirf.
M lHttl|M**c.    .Mini.
APPLICATION FOn MKM-
ItKKSIIII" IN' THK SOCIALIST PARTY    OF CANADA.
I. THB UNDERSIQNED.
hereby  apply  for  membership
in Local
...    Socialiat   Party  of
Canadn.
I recognise the class struggle
between thu capitalist class and
thn working class to be a
struggle for political supremacy, I. e., possession of the
reins of government, and which
necessitates the organisation of
the workers Into a political
party distinct from nnd opposed tn all parties nf the capitalist class.
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 meuns the ticket and tho
program of the Socialist Party
of Canada only.
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Addreaa	
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THE WESTESH OLAttlON. VANOOtJVEE,   BRITISH COlPMBIaV
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of them iii. at Intervals
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Secretaries
take ud-
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Cijininunli'"tl'"ii" under  this
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.,iiri<-H are further requested i"
these  columns  for  unnounee-
crnie nominate
■ if Convention'
Nelson.
Executive Committees.
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KisWineairtti the tmsiuess of the
■JL" will h* fuellltuted and tho DO
liin   and     Provincial    secretaries
eicv'ci of a Utile of tho increasing
lui'l. n "f ".rresi-ondeiicc.
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l0 STUDENTS OP  SOCIALISM.
In
order to adotd    comrades    an
access   10   standard   works     on
r',v> li.m   the committee has decided
"1i:l s   '.   sl„ck of literature.     Thc
iiniina sre on hand and  will    bc
illowmg *«d (>    a|ly    aiUrcwl    al
quoted.      Two-cent   stamps
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Sijiianiiwh     anu
Vancouver as  placi
Vancouver nominate
Receipts—
Vancouver Local, stamps and
supplies	
Rossland Local,
Organizing Fun
Campaign Fund
lupphei
Total
$ $*$
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• 255"
.    150
.$33*75
IjMiirnment.
I). G.  MCKENZIE,  Secretary.
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iccepted for sums not exceed
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1,.   Communiat     .Manifesto,
ft,j  Marx    ..W «nts
ru-ialijin,   Utopian   and   Sci-
;,,„[„,  Marx  &   En.M-ls...io cents
uae    Ubor    and    Capital,
Kar'l  Marx     5 cents
hi.  utiMion   of   the   Working   I lit*
\   M. .Sniions    5 cents
fiilism .md Earmers, A. If.
, ..                                   -5 cent*
S moni J
Other works procured to order.
I fhe committee bcint? a stockhold-
,o   the    co-operative    publishing
L-M of Chas. Kerr & Co, can pro-
£., htcrature for the locals at cost.
Campaign  fund  receipt  boolci    are
-,„ ready and will be furnished to
«-,;. »t 10 cenU each.
fOR THE SINEWS OF WAB
VANCOUVER LOCAL, NO. 1
Regular   Bnaineii   Meeting, Com-
Pritchard in the chair. Minutes of
previous meeting read and approved.
Warrants were ordered drawn for the
following am<units:
Literature Agent -fOMo
Ki nt of Sullivan Hall,
Julv 1 fit h 3.50
Rent of Sullivan Hall.
July 21) 350
Cleaning   He.id.-uarters         50
Organizer reported that Com. Bird
will   speak   next   Sunday.
The meeting at Gibson'i Landing
reported unsuccessful owing to lack
of advertising. The Secretary instructed to write to City Clerk in reference to use of City Hall for Sunday
nights. Comrade Pritchard was appointed chairman for Sunday night
meeting. Com. I'etlipiece was appointed to fill the vacancy on th"
i'livincial Executive. Comrades
ttrson, Stevens Pettipiece were
pointed as the new programme c
mittee.      The    Literature    Agent
ported  1   number  of  new-   books
ceivrd.
Financial  Report.
Literature  Sales for Week  . .$ 9.00
Dues     i.oo
Collection. Sunday's Meeting     4.00
Receipts  from  advertising  on
Lecture  Guide     400
Total    $1900
place where tliey or a-yof them
carry on business or w.jrk or reside
or happen to be,with a view to compel thern to abstain from their manufacturing or buildiii" operations or
fn in tlieir employment and service
and apprenticeship in such operations
and from inducing, procuring, causing
or persuading or endeavoring to procure the servants or employes of the
plaintiffs to break tlieir contract of
employment with the plaintiffs,, and
from preventing or unlawfully dissuading persons from entcrini' into
contracts with, or keeping and obser-
vi- their contracts of employment
with the plaintiffs and from interfering with, molesting, disturbing, preventing and unlawfully inducing and
dissuading, Ic- Speech or otherwise,
men or employees or workmen in the
course of their employment or service with the plaintiffs, or in the
course of obtaining such employment
or service with the plaintiffs supplies
which they require for the purpose
of carying on their business, or from
^entering into contracts with the plaintiffs, or from serving or working for
the plaintiffs and from boycotting
persons, firms and corporations who
deal with or work for or furnish sup-
j.'ies to or serve the plaintiffs." The
injunction further restrains the de-
fciidcnts from conspiring with others
fi do any of the above named acts.
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sd> .if the moneys sut.i-crlbed tu, far
tin- • : K.intzlriK funds. Further or-
anlitlnn tours ure under cont..inpl»tloii
' funds am available. Further sub-
ripttona ur«: therefor.* urgently so-
clttd as. with  tht  great  Interest  that
si present bring Manifested In Bo-
lilsm, m, boiler Hint could !>•• found
r *-|,.«.,.!ii.x-    the propsigKnda    and
Ullitlllg   Up   thf-   nrgaiil7.it ,••!.
DOMUilOM oUUANl/INO FUNI».
in- followfolf waxtsj have ist-n r.-
vad to ti. t.
lance on hunri fizvi
Wade, Port Harvey    %M
SOCIALIST   PARTY   CAMPAIGN
FUND
Vancouver Local.
Previously  acknowledged
Sympathize*	
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Do volcanoes and thc earthquakes
affect men's minds and make them
turbulent and uncontrollable, responsive to tlu- earth's tremors.—Vancouver World.
Undoubtedly so, in some cases.
With exceptionally weak intellects,
however, much less than a seismic
disturbance will do for thc job. Eor
instance, every time Hawthornth-
thwaitc opens his mouth every liberal journal in the province is thrown
into an "epileptic fit," and becomes
uncontrollably   "turbulent."
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Captain Tatlow, British Columbia's
finance minister, states that the province, last year, produced over $1,000
for every able bodied man in B. C.
and the grand total of wealth production was approximately $50,000,-
coo. Report hath it that a considerable number of able bodied men who
took ii" part in producing that $1,000
11 er man, got away with sums of a
much greater magnitude, while Vi>
vastly larger number who did take
active part did ii"t receive a sum
equal t" "tie half of it. The Capt.
Should give this matter a little further attention,
Mr. Armour ask for than the official
stamp of thc United States that his
goods have been examined and found
pure and wholesome?" None, none.
But the chap that feels called upon to
eat the stuff might do so with greater safety if be was in some manner
assured that the "inspector" was
likewise "pure and  wholesome."
Mr. Borah, one of the State's attorneys in thc case of Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone, when asked his opinion in regard to the outcome of these
eases, remarked that "more necks
would be stretched than people now
dreamed." We have been thinking
for some time that a lot more ought
to be stretched, and to provide for a
possible emergency we have compiled
a lentgthy list of eminently eligible
candidates.
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Vancouver's moral spasm has
once more subsided. The pious owners of sporting houses are drawing
down their ill-gotten gains; the men
of chance1 now gather round the
green; awe-stricken members of the
W. C. T. U. arc still permitted to ob-
stiuct thc beach in front of thc bathing house; hackmen are busy till
c.--rly morn; Jim Hill is getting what
he wanted; opium licenses have been
reduced the parsons, chloroformed
with the Lord's Day Alliance act, and
the Moral Reform Asssociation have
put the hotel-keepers to an awful lot
of expense framing up blind pigs.
Tr.king it all in all, real good, genuine capitalist prosperity has again
reached its normal in the Terminal
City.
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NEW YORK. S
Nelson has been nominated by Vancouver local as the meeting place for
the next convention of thc Socialist
party in British Columbia. Date and
seat will be announced when the vote-
is taken.
TO "CLARION" READERS.
Many complaints are reaching this,
office from subscribers who fall to get
their papers. In some instances there
are several complaints from the same
locality. As every subscriber's name*
and the number of paper with which
his subscription expires are kept continually ln type and the mailing list
printed therefrom each week, after all
corrections, alterations and additions
are made up to date, the frequency of
these complaints justifies the suspicion that postal employees are often
guilty of reprehensible laxity In the
performance of their duties, even If
they be guilty of nothing worse.
The publishers of the Western Clarion earnestly request any subscriber
who does not receive his paper to
promptly notify this office. Missing
copies will be supplied at once and necessary steps taken to locate the reason for such non-delivery and to avoid
its repetition in tlie future.
SEWING MACHINE.
tOUEB BEARINO.
HIGH
Total   .
Frederick
.$22.50
Perry,  Secretary.
HAWTHORNTHWAITE'S
TOUR.
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h*otal •■*
PROVINCIAL    ORGANIZING
FUND.
The following amounts received up
r- date; ett
ReviOual-y  Acknowledged    *s»t-50
!•   1'cttipucc    • 50
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CAMPAIGN FUND.
ll lusbcen decided hy the Provincial
native to build up a central fund
' he used in generally assisting in the
ining campaign and more eSjicelallv
•r the purpose of printing and distri-
ng campaign literature
be
All'comrades  wishing    to    collect
r  this  fund  should  at  once  apply
. the  provincial  secretary  for a re
•ipt  book.       No   effort    should
pared in building up this fund.
The following amounts received up
n viotuly acknowledged    I 5
T   Mortimer    ' °°
wo Clarion tuba  0*-  Rogers
and   VV   Blake     ' °°
Nelson, B  (*.. July apth, kkVi
hear Comrade.—Arrived here after
a   week's   sojourn  in  the   Boi't.dary
It .■ « :. 1 airly wan. 1 -i ■ I he
'ditor (l)eane' >>f the Daily News here
has been devoting columns ot hi*.
valuable space to me in faked reports
of my meeting* ;<,'d editorial abate.
Phillips, secretary <>i the Western
Federation of Miner- and myself called upon him last evening and gave
him a cordial invitation to meet me
in debate here either on Socialism or
provincial politics. His feet grew
cold, however, in spile of thc hot
weather and he declined with nervous
ha-dc. I assured him that he ought
to welcome this opportunity as he
is a much better speaker than either
Rosa, Maedonald or Brown, who, according to his glowing accounts have
been raising "Kaien" with me. But
no, he couldn't think of it but thotlght
he  might   find  some other  victim.
The Boundary is great. Thc men
arc keenly interested and want the
clear stuff and no guff, ft would do
the cockles of your old gizzard good
to see how thc movent Ont has grown
Two more elections and wc are on
top.
It's bloody murder keeping a man
out in this heat.
Your*: slowly  melting,
J. rt  HAWTIIORNTHWAITF.
A press item says: "the jowesl rate
of taxation levied in any city in Can*
;>da has been -truck by the city council "f Trail, B. C. The rate is ten
mills on thc dollar and thc taxable
property il valued at $_>.000.000 " We
hnve been informed that the population "l Trail consisted principally of
working people, but we had no idea
tl. \- possessed so mtlCh property It
i- to be hoped they resorted to no
questionable means to keep their tax-
< - down to such an insignificant fin
ure. Such perniciousness is enough
to make the tax-eating fraternity
weep tears of blood.
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DOMINION   EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE.
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Leah.
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Vancouver,   B.   C,   July   .*'.
Present:—Com.    Steubingr,
Pritchard   McKen/k-   Kingsley
lili' Secretary,
The  minutes of  the  previous
ing read  and adopted.
he following correspondence
Ifc-ul and dealt with;
From Montreal and Toronto Locals
"meriting Party matters.
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meet
was
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cnpis:
Montreal   Local  stamps
Toronto Local, stamps  . • •
B C, Prov. Exec, stamps
supplies.   	
and
8.00
$6.00
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11.00
$j!2.0O
Adjournment, „ „
j   g.  MOIU5AN, Sec,
551 Barnnrd St.
I   Vancouver, B. C.  __■■■'■»■■
[PROVINCIAL   EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE.
Regular Business Meeting. July Sl.
Present   Comrades   Kingsley   (Or-
Raniwr)   Stebbings,   Morgan,   Lean,
•''ih:hard  and   the   Secretary.
Credential!* for Com. Pettipiece received,    Warrants ordered drawn lor
•he followong sums;
i)om   Kxec,   stamps   and   sup-
plies     ...   ..?■•.<»
To Van. Local, Gibson » L<'K-
' >rganizing expenses     >™
I'ostage    •"   ' ti*£
Correspondence read from van-
'"itvcr Local, Fernie Local, Siiuamisii
Local, Rossland Local, F. ".»»««?
"■an, J, II. Hawthornthwaite, Michel,
Nelson, Calgary, Alta.
When it comes to safe guarding the
interests of capitalist property by laying    down   wise  precepts   to  govern
the conduct of its exploited victims,
the courts of Canada are by no means
slow.    Thc Canada Foundry Co, has
recently   secured   an   injunction   restraining  the  officers  of   Local   Union
5.1   o(   the   International   Association
of Bridge and Structural Iron Wor-
kirs   of   Port   Arthur,  Ontario,  form
interfering with the company and its
employers,  as  well  as  all  other  perse lis doing business with them,   This
action grew oul of a strike upon the
part of their ctnploces, whose places
were immediately filled by other men.
As a "thou shall not," this injunction   is   an   excellent   piece   of   work
and well  worth a careful  perusal by
every   working   plug   who   does   not
know  enough  to  keep  his  nose   out
of other people's business.     The gist
of  it   is   embodied  in   thc   following,
Clipped from thc Port Arthur "Daily
News."
The injunction is a lengthy document ami orders that the defendants
and their .servants and agent be res-
triined form "interfering with or molesting the plaintiffs, their servants,
workmen or employees in the discharge or performance of their duties
or work as manufacturers, mechanics,
workmen or apprentices." Also from
•    *' •    (the plain-
PERTINENT PEN PARAGRAPHS
(Continued from Page One.)
Amidst all the talk we hear concerning prices and robbery of the
consumer it is well to remember that
it i< thc robbery of the producer only
that the working man is interested in.
With this robbery abolished the consumers' end of the business will right
itseli.
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There is no doubt that British   rule
in India has conferred some   benefits
on the patient, poverty-stricken low-
caste natives,    but    it  is a    question
whether the  benefits are    not    more
than offset by the terrible    drain    on
the products  of  Indian  labor  caused
by the salaries of   a   host    of    civil
servants, pensions, etc., to say nothing of the army it is nccssary to sustain in order to continue thc despotic
1 llle of  Britain  in that  country.    All
of the pensions and much other wealth
is expended   outside of the country;
the evil would not be so great if it
were expended in India.     As it is thc
famines arc more frequent and more
severe than they used to be      British
rule, alas! too often means to the agricultural   Hindoo   degradation,     disease and death.     Added to the shame
and disgrace naturally attending    thc
ruling of a conquered people   by the
conqueror is the wanton shooting of
natives by thc uniformed assassins of
Britain      At Simla, not a great while
two   soldiers,  having  been   sup-
requested, by a native   with
soda  water,  shot  him    through    the
body when he asked for payment,    lt
seems  that before this case occurred
four cases had been proved to the sat
isfaction "f the Secretary of State for
India,  but   with the despicable,    narrow-minded   insular  scni     for    "na-
tives*'atilsplayed  everywhere    by    the
average   Briton,  nothing  appears    l"
have been  done.      Mr. John    Morley
was quite vexed when James O'Grady,
Labor M. P., had thc temerity to question him in the British House of Commons   upon   this  subject.       Christian
nd!   Laugh!   The phrase stinks.
SPARTACUS.
For the
Campaign
Fund.
Having been authorized by
the publishers ot the Western Tl,c •<«*»•»«'«>.••   Telephone or write
for estimates.   Every facility for such
Clarion to receive subs at the
regular rate-$1.00  per year
and apply one hall of all money
received to the Central Campaign Fund, you are earnestly
requested to assist in swelling
this fund by sending your subs
direct to me.   Cither renewals
or new subs, to be taken for a
period of not less than one year.
Yours for a generous Campaign Fund which   meant  a
vigorous campaign.
D. 6. McKENZIE,
Prov. Secy.
Box 836, Vancouver, B. C.
Tin-   publication  of    ix-riodicals  of
ever}' ileserlption Is a specialty with
work, and prompt ness anil satisfaction
guaranteed.
Five Clariou sub. cards—$3.75.
Five yearly sub. cards—$3.75.
Five Clarion sub. cards—$3.75.
by buying thfe
reliable, honest,
high grade mm-
ing machine.
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SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
FACTORY AT fSCLVtOOUS. IU.
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Colonial Bakery
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plied, as
39  Johnson  St.,  Victoria. B.C.
UNION-MADE BREAD AND CAKES
Delivered to any part of ih* city.
Driver  to  call.     Thon*  8i0.
Ash
Do you know we sell from 10 to 35
cunts cheaper than our competitors
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TELEPHONE 824
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TRY
HASHES' FAIR
■FOK -ft. cxr-a-ara-E
71 Giveraatat (treat, Victoria. B. C.
Englar
■•using violence to them
tiffs) or any oftnem ". '      *.
lithe bropcrty  of "g^^&Vg
from persistently lonowi»    ■
any oftbem about from place to Place
The  Daily   World    editorially    la-
lmnts tin- shortage of    wage    slaves
rctind Sulphur Creek, Klondike, con*
clndiii'T   its   bourgeois   bellyache     in
these words:  "The  outlook   for    the
summer  is     rather    dismal.''      Sure!
The very thing Socialists  are  trying
t i point OUt to the workers.     Natur
al wealth, even in abundance,    without   wage-slaves   is   of   no   value     to
pital.      The capitalist, without    the
immand of labor power, is in (i sor-
pligbt.     And, indeed, his own out-
look is "dismal—for himself.    That
labor  is  tbe  producer  of  all    wealth
and  that  all  values are bound up in
its flesh, bone and sinew is again exemplified   by  the  World's  above  ad-
I mission.
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MinulMturer ol
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whnt the Vurty ls doing on the Pacific
Coast  of  the  United  States,
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that the Oen.ilnc- I'nion babel Is sewed in It. If
a retailer has loose labels ln his possession and
offers to put one In a hat for you, do not patronise
him. Loose labels in retail stores are counterfeits.
The genuine Union I^ibel Is perforated on four
edges, exactly the sume as a postage stamp. Counterfeits are some tinu-s perforated on three edges,
and some times only on two. John B. Stetson Co.,
of Philadelphia, ls a non-union concern.
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MAHT1N LAWLiOB, Secretary, 11 Waverly Place,
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Edited by R. P* PBTTTTPIECE, to whom all correspondence for this dcpurunent should bc rwldrcssed. J
IN THB THROES
OF REVOLUTION.
The Third of a Series of Articles,
Written for Clarion Readers, by
Com. John Cloak, of Bellingham,
Relating His Experiences, Observations and Conclusions as a Lifelong Factory Hand.
In   my  former  articles   my  object
was to clearly show that we are able
to  produce  in  luxurious  abundance,
all that heart and mind could possibly
desire, and I hope that I have made
it plain to those who have followed
the claims set forth.    Much, however,
remained for the reader to follow up
it  he desired the full particulars regarding each  step  which  led  up  to
the   present  developement     of     this
mechanical age, or the age when man
has  imparted  to  iron  and  steel  the
skill which was before possessed only
by human beings.   There remains but
one step further to convince even thc
poorest  thinker   that  nature   or   the
laborer is not at fault for the misery
universally found among the workers
of  the  entire  world.     This  one  remaining question is that of transportation or distribution.    Less than ioo
years   ago   all   goods   were   shipped
across the ocean in sail boats, poorly
built and as badly managed.    It was
not an unusual 'happening for boats
to remain on the sea 5 to 6 months.
Gcods  shipped  to  the  interior  after
landing were either carried upon the
backs of horses or, where roads were
built, by prairie schooners.   But with
steam the trips are reduced to 6 to 7
days with almost unerring certainty,
and upon land a much greater revolution has taken place.   Beginning with
the pack mule with 300  lbs on his
back, 30 miles was a very good day's
travel.    With roads made and bridges
builded a good team could take 4000
lbs 40 miles in one day.    With relay
teams 60 miles was reached.    With
the building of the canal 60 tons could
be transported, with relay teams 70
miles; following the canal came the
railroad.     People  go  to  expositions
to see the first type of engines used
which were run over strap iron track,
that is  thin  iron bolted  to  timbers
placed end to end on cross ties. With
this   improvement   200   to   400   tons
could betaken 100 miles in a day; with
the iron 'T' rail and the 8 wheel locomotive   the   tonnage   was   raised   to
600 ahd 800 and mileage was raised
to 200 each  day.    With  Mogul  and
"ten wheeler" engines the number of
tons was increased to 900 and 1000.
Now wc have the Mallet duplex compound engine, which  weighs 475,000
tbs  and transports  3 to 4  thousand
tons over the same divisions and in
the same time with no additional cost
of labor.     This  type  of  engine  has
been adopted by the B. & O. R. R
during the last year but according to
thc newspaper reports they are  laid
up  temporary until  the  tunnels  can
be widened and bridges strengthened.
When these monster locomotives are
once in operation it is estimated that
the  number  of  engineers  and  other
train men will be cut to one half of
the   present  force.     Of   course   this
means   competition   for   these  ;favV>
orite sons of labor, those aristocratic
men who feel somehow they do not f
belong  to  the  laboring  class.     But
invention is slowly but surely bring
ing all mankind down to a dead level
as  far as skill   and  independence  is
concerned,  and will brig them to a
point where reason can care for them.
Not only have thc means to transport
needed  goods  advanced  to  meet all
necessary requirements, but, the facilities   for   ordering  have   even   outstripped in speed all other inventions
to assist man in obtaining  his  supplies..    The telegraph system invented by Professor Morse, was a single
message system, but by the discovery
that    batteries    of    storage    current
would enable more than one message
to  pass over  the  same  wire  at  one
time, so we obtained_the duplex system.    This was followed by the quad-
rtiplex  system  that    enables    many
cities to order supplies thousands of
miles in a few minutes, which required
7 or 8 months 100 years ago.    With
the   advent  of  the  telephone  60,000
messenger boys' jobs went out to return no more; with the hundreds of
thousands that other mechanical inventions had disposed of before.    To
take just a peep into the passed years,
t-in.ii day would cover a greater space
than a  dozen  enumerations like the
above.    Now the "hello girl" in the
telephone office is to be relegated to
the rear by the new telephone system
known   as   the   Automatic   System.'
The_ company is at this present time
placing its poles and wires in the city
of Bellingham as well as many other
Sound cities.     The  army of people
with iost professions  are  constantly
ami rapidly  being  increased  and  is
fulfilling the claims made by Chancey
•M.   Depew,   in   the   last   republican
convention  in  the  city of  Philadelphia, June at, 1900, of which the following is a synopsis:
These are unprecedented industrial'
conditions which now confront the
world. The surplus production of
the civilized countries of modern
times is greater than civilization can
consume. The American people now
produce annually two thousand millions of dollars worth more than we
can consume. We have our markets
in Hawaii, we have our market in the
Phillipines, and wc stand in the presence of 800,000,000 of people with thc
Pacific as an American Lake. Let
invention proceed, let production go
on(> let the mountains bring forth
their treasures, and the factories do
their best; and finally, what then?
When the multiplying factories of
other civilized nations have supplied
the demands of the uncivilized, where
shall the surplus production be sold?
Thc expedient ot opening up Asia
and Africa to receive the surplus production uf Europe and Ahncrica can
but delay for a few years the crisis
which must surely come. When the
total production of manufactured
goods in civilized countries shall exceed the world's demands, then there
must come a curtailment. Will the
stronger nations close the factories
of the weaker ones or will there
be an internatioal agreement limiting all production, or will labor see
a
new-born opportunity and demand
a shorter work day?
The genius of the age has brought
forth myriads of machines which can
produce untiringly and ultimately in
greater uuantities than the needs of
mankind require, with these machines
comes into existence a new world
problem, which even now is perplexing the brightest statesmen and bids
fair to disturb the very foundations
upon which the present social order
rests. It requires a brave heart to
say: "Let the world's engines be
goaded along under heavier pressure
of steam, let the brakes be loosened
altogether and the utmost speed obtained. On, on, on, but where is the
end of the track?"
These statements come not from a
reformer nor a socialist but from one
whose name appears among those of
the Board of Directors of more than
sixty of the largest manufacturing
companies and railroads of the U. S.
apd his utterance should be received
as a statement of conditions soon
to be realized by the nations of the
earth.
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NATURAL WEALTH AND
B. C. WAGE SLAVES.
er.; and stonemasons. The condition
of the labor market will decide the
issue sooner or later.
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A Monday morning paper (weekly),
The Guardian, has made its appearance in Vancouver. S. J. Gothard,
a local print, is the managing editor,
ll has no policy, constructive or otherwise, other than personal carpings,
and its mission is an uncertain quantity. The legal tinge of its editorial
columns, however, is probably worthy
of note. More especially so when
sere-nosed lawyer politicians have
been known t" get an itching for "independent" politics. The workers of
Vancouver need little printorial advice with regard to their politics.
They have been informing themselves of late years.
Thc   Victoria   Trades
Council is entitled to
set apart by a C
(in "~^
vain.
And there »el nis every indication that thev win". Thc cry is
now "down witb the bagatelles,' and
wc may reasonably hope to sec the
European socialist parties strip off
tbe frills and furbelows that so far
have been hampering their movements and get down to the serious
business of preparing for the revolution.
The Canadian movement can, without undue vanity, lay the Battering
miction 10 its'soul 1l1.it it lir-, in this
respect, anticipated its own evolution
ll lias profited by the lessons of others instead of waiting to bc taught
Our represent-
urged by their
cuiiuoi..*-.,,-,  .. endeavored to obtain certain remedial legislation, and,
taking the paucity of their numbers
into consideration, have met with
considerable success. The ease with
which the master class has stultified
such legislation has gone far to show
thc workers the "futility of legislation
Unbacked by the power lo compel its
enforcement The lesson has
taken to heart. The cry lor '
thing now*' has died down,
rank and file of the party have
tc a pretty thorough understanding
their position and    * **--'- ' -*■•-—
a party
lect  represetativcs
OUF-
Cascade Beer
Queen Beer
Ale and Stout
by bitter experience.
atives in  the house
constituents, have
The Meana by Which B. C. Owners
of the Means of Life Secure a
Handsome Bunch of Swag—Gloating Over the Stolen Product of
the Workers.
and Labor
the Labor Day
apitalist government
„_. lieu of May ist) this year. But
owing to the meeting of the Dominion Trades Congress 111 the Capital
City this fall the privilege of exhih
iting their wares is again accorded
Vancouver workingmen. The matter
is now being discussed by the local
Trades and Labor Council.
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The Vancouver employees of the
B. C. Electric Railway Company have
refused to further rivet thc fetters of
wage-slavery to their limbs by entering into a pension scheme submitted
by Managing Director Buntzen. Thc
vote in Vancouver stood 118 for to
63 against, but as it must receive
unanimous assent it has to bc laid
aside. The scheme was rejected by
the Victoria employees about two
weeks ago.
Hon. R. G. Tatlow, B. C.'s Minister of Finance, should be an authority
on capitalist prosperity.
"I am satisfied," he said to the
daily press, in answer to a question,
"that every industry in British Columbia is only in its infancy. We
have forests illimitable for lumber,
land in millions of acres for agriculture, and the seven thousand miles
ot shore line are washed by seas
teeming with fish.
"Wealth to the evtent of $1,250 for
every white man in thc province vvas
produced during thc year ending June
30, 1906.
"The total production of the province for the year ending June 30 was
over $50,000,000. As the population
is in thc vicinity of 200,000, including
Indians, Mongolians, women and children, I think it safe to say the total
number of able bodied white men is
not more than one-fifth of this, or
40,000. Dividing the total value of
Provincial products by this number it
appears that for every white man
there was produced considerably over
$1,000 during the past year. I do not
think any place in the world can equal
this."
That the workers of B. C. have been
more productive and have been
]Ycbbed of more of their proluct than
"any place in the world" must be indeed gratifying—to the robbers. But
what about the slaves who produced
this wealth? How many of the 40,-
000 men, women and children of
B. C. have their pro rata share of $1,-
250? Even a superficial investigation
will go to show that the workers of
B. C. are pretty much like the workers of "any place in the world." They
must sell their labor power as a commodity and the competition among
the sellers—job-hunters—forces the
price (wage) down to the cost of living and below in many, many cases.
It would seem raw enough to rob
the workers of the amount set forth
above without rubbing it in by bragging about it, as the medieval captain
seems fond of doing. If the workers insist on voting for such a deal
they must like it. And as they get
pretty much what they vote for,
they've only themselves to blame.
What phatheads we mortals be.
A GOOD SLAVE.
Charles A. Nichols, an employee of
the Salt Lake Herald, broke the
world's record for linotype composition last Tuesday week, finishing at
an early hour the next morning. Mr.
Nichols set 106300 ems of nonpareil
type, corrected, in seven hours and
fifty-two minutes actual working
time. The previous record for eight
hours was made by George A.
Green in Chicago in 1896 at a meeting
of the International Typographical
urion. Nichols' average per hour
for the entire time was 13,287 ems,
which exceds the world's record for
ar hour. The type set takes up 340
inches of a standard width newspaper
column and 127 pounds of metal was
cast.
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Thc I. T. U. will open their annual
convention at Colorado Springs the
middle of next month. The quash-
in"- of the "arbitration" agreemnt
will most likely bc one of the results.
Quite the proper thing to do. There
is nothing to arbitrate. If the typos
have the power to enforce their demands they can win. If not, they
lose. It's a mere question of power—force.
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Another labor market squabble or
two has broken out in Vancouver—
conflict which often arises between
buyers and sellers of commodities.
This time it is the barbers, plaster-
FROM   BRANTFORD,  ONTARIO.
Combat  these   Falsehoods!
The other week Brantford's Libera!
M. P. P., in his paper the "Expositor"
told the folks here that "Socialism
was beginning to. call itself Conservative Democracy."
He followed this up by a few old
gew-gaws about "individual freedom"
which it is doubtful whether the
M. P. himself understood.
A Comrade asked for information
on the point, pleading innocence of
any knowledge of any such change.
This epistle the Liberal sheet publishes and devotes a leading article
in reply. Says: "Conservative Dcm.
etc. is, of course, a Bryanisnv" Then
he goes on to explain things. Such
old friends as "Socialistic ideas"
"Government by and for t'he people"
and "So-called Socialist features" pop
up in the course of his spluttering!
winding up with a statement thus:
''Conservative Democracy is likely
to do things with a vengeance." Our
Comrade replied to this asked what
"things" Conservative Democracy intended to do, and pointed out that
Socialism and Bryanism are different
things.
That's a week ago. Up to now
our M. P. has not seen tit either to
publish our comrade'' reply or to attempt criticism of it.
So much for thc "Expositor!'' How
long will we let these numbskulls
of the capitalist press scatter broadcast their lies about us and our policy It is up to our Comrades everywhere to combat any misconception
of our ideas at every opportunity, in
the street, workshop or public press.
We must let thc enemy know that
our vigilance is unceasing, and will
confound them at every step.
WM. DAVENPORT,
JAPANESE NOTES.
Comrade Kotoku, who has been in
San Francisco for his health, which
broke down during his imprisonment
here, has arrived in Tokio, where hc
will take the editorship of thc projected Socialist daily. Before leaving San Francisco he organized a
revolutionary Socialist party among
the Japanese in that vicinity.
A recently formed cotton mill combine is to adopt the system of sharing its profits with its employees.
The Mitsui family, our greatest capitalists, are to give a million yen to
the founding of a hospital. These
incidents are pointed to in the bourgeois daily papers as a good line of
policy to reconcile capital and labor and avert the impending struggle. Thc signs of an awakening
among the workers seems to be making the bourgeois somewhat uncomfortable.
The Masons' union of Yokohama
recently struck for a raise of wages,
They won tbe strike. They have
been working fourteen hours a day
for sevnty-five sen. They will now receive one yen. That is far better
than the salary of a school teacher.
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EXPERIENCE TEACHES.
Our comrades across the pond
have been receiving some sharp lessons during the recent elections and
seem inclied to profit by them. In
Belgium the Liberals have adopted in
their platform thc alluring palliatives
held out an a bait to the electors by
the Socialists themselves. In France
Clemenceau boasts of having appropriated the best part of the French
Socialist "latform. And the result
has been highly satisfactory from the
Liberal point of view. All those
who were being "attracted our way"
by these tid bits have gone over in a
shoal to the Liberal nets. However, it otf'r comrades will accept the
logical deductions from the foregoing
the episode will not have occurred in
been
sotne-
Thc
come
    if their function as
Not by hook or crook to
^^^^^^^^^^^ to legislatures,
.nit to foster the growth of a revolutionary electorate, by stripping the
veil from capitalism and cxposiing it
111 all its hideous nudity. Not to
play I'andar to petit bourgeois sentiment. Xot to seek to render, with a
sugar-coating of reform, the pill pal-
taable to those who cannot stomach
the bitterness of revolution; but to
truthfully diagnose the social malady
and fearlessly prescribe the cure.      If
tin- prescription  is unpalatable,    so
much the worse for the patient.
Another thing that the working
class, in the west, at any rate, is
fast learning is that if they would accomplish anything they must rely on
their own efforts, From the bourgeois, great ami small, as a class, they
can expect nothing but hostilty. To
them is to be extended, not the olive
branch, but the sword's point. Not
that it can bc denied that many individual members of thc master class
have rendered the .proletariat yOC-
tnan service ill thc past and will
doubtless do so m thc future. But
these have always been, and must of
necessity be, men great enough to
emancipate themselves from the bourgeois atmosphere in which they
have lived and breathed; men who
have sought to see things from a proletarian standpoint, rattier than to
"elevate' the workers to their view
point. In all ways the western
workers are imbibing militant revolutionism with an avidty that promises
soon to entitle us to the proud name
of thc  Red Province. Mc
STILL BUSY.
The workingmen -if Port Arthur
and Fort William, Ont., met in mass
meeting in the I'ort Arthur town ball
011 Saturday evening, July 17, for tbe
purpose of discussing the status of
organized labor in that district and
more especially thc situation in
which tbe local ironworkers found
themselves as a result of the writ
of   injunction   recently   served     upon
them by the Canada Foundry Co.
From a report of thc meeting in
the Port Arthur "Daily News" wc
note that Comrade L. T. English, formerly of Local Vancouver, was one
of thc speakers and evidently made
the hit of the evening. Thc B. C.
comrades will be pleased to know
that "L. T." is still busy in pushing
the propaganda along. Thc portion
of the report dealing with his remarks is as follows:
"Mr. 1 T. English, district organizer of the Socialist Party of Canada,
who was next called upon, proved to
bc the speaker of the evening. Hc
spoke for more than an hour and got
a most enthusiastic retplion and hearing.
"Workingmen of Port Arthur," be
began—
A  voice—"And  Fort William."
"Yes, and of Fort William and every other town, I would like to arrive
at an understanding of just what tin-
labor problem is, because wc must
know just what it is before we can
hope to reach a solution of it. To
get an intelligent grasp of the exact
position of the workingclass today it
would be necessary to delve into the
history of the race and trace up the
past developments and evolutionary
movements which have led up to the
present condition of the working
class, s time is limited I woll only
try to deal with the conditions os wc
find them today.
The working people today work for
wages. That condition of working
for wages appertains to every country where that particudar form of
property known as capitalist property-
exists. The exact significance of
this peculiar position of the working
people as wage earners is that they
are sellers of a commodity in a market. The commodity they sell is
their labor power. You all know
what a wheat market is. It is a market where wheat is sold. If a large
quanlity of wheat makes its appearance in the wheat market, and the demand is limited, the price of wheat
rules low, and no human agency can
boost tbat price. The same is true
of nil other commodities that make
their appearance in the world's markets. Labor power is not an exception. If great numbers of working
people are looking for jobs and the
demand for labor is limited, the price
of labor—wages—will rule low. No
combination of workingmen—trade
union or any olher—can boost this
price. They are absolutely nt thc
mercy of the dictates of tlie labor
market!
Labor creates all wealth. Profits
and wages are the names of two portions into which the product of labor
is divided. Wages are the husks
and profits are thc kernels of the nut.
The trade union fight is a fight
among workingmen for husks, and
entirely loses the sight if the main
fruit—the profits.   Profit is something
Sells all
Over the
Country
Specially Recommended.
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
Telephone 429
 l-KOMI-V SAI.I-S  .—-QUICK Ki-ti HNs      I
-  AM. llt'SINl'SS STKICTI.Y CONMDI'.NTIAI. |
W.  FURNIVAL  <&  CO.
AUCTIONEERS, APPRAISERS. REAL ESTATE ANO
COMMISSION AGENTS.
LARGEST   MART   IN   VANCOUVER
Cor. Abbott (ft Cordova St». Old Cot. Building
obtained  by  capital  for nothing!
It is the condition of the labor mar
ket that fixes wages, I do not can-
it any part of the working people or
any combination they chouse lo make,
got together .iinl swore by all that's
good and holy that they would work
only for a certain price, ihey could
not keep their compact, because such
,i compact could only last until lhe
first lot of worker! got hungry and
they were forced to break it. That is
the inherent weakness of the trade
union.
lie asserted that the laboring class
of Kngland were no better off because
John   Burns   was   a   member   of   the
Uritish   Cabinet.      Mc   said   lhat   if
c\cry last member of the British par-i  .
liamcnl were trade unionists or labor '      •*
members they would bc powerless to
help the  condition  of labor   so long
as  labor  power  was a commodity  in
the  market.     He  believed  in  organized   labor,   but   labor   organized   on
lines of its CuMI interests ior political
action   along   thoae   lines.     The   only
hope for labor was to obtain master
ship  over  thc   means  of  production
Labor,   he   said,   is   today   perforated
collectively around the gigantic mod
em machines of production. One man j
cannot   work   alone       Thc   only   ■*..
Intion of the question i- the collective
ownership  by  rhe  working  people  of
thoae machinei of production.   That ■
is the platform  and the program of
the Socialist Party of Canada      time j
th.it programme ,-. put in force, when '
workingmen   stand   masters   of   their I
own means "f livelihood, they will '»
no  longer   at   the   merry   of   a   labor t
market  .on!  would  no lotiucr  have  Im I
ask as a privilege from capitalisl mas  '■
Icrs thc right to i*arn flu-it own living   |
STRAW HATS
$1.00
Mi-cry man  needs  a  Hal  w!un fj
English   and    American   uplii   .•..„,
worth $2. $.*So and $j arc offered it
this price
They arc  odd  line*,  but
I arc bran new, worttt jutt :i
ita -!y:-s
mtxli it
ever were to the men thtj St,
although the entire lot g on iti-it
$1   per  hat.   Hut  yon i!  ha\c  lo burr
KILROT, MORGAN CO.,
nt Zetetn Una
Lti
[burns & CO. 1
HARDWARE and      J
t Second Hand Oealer
John T. Mortimer wa* among the
exhibition visitors this week from
St. Vincent, N'. D, Virile and emphatic as ever, John T. is a whole
Socialist battery, mobile and ever
in action. Contrasting labor rcprr
lentatrvea and Socialist member* of
parliament, Mr. Mortimer take* a*
examples Messrs. Smith and Verville,
Labor, in the Dominion Mouse, and
Hawthornthwaite and Williams, So
cialist member* m thc B. C legislature. These latter men have a record of forty measures dealt with, all
of thrni just what thc Laboi men
wanted.     Thus the experience is that
the so-called "impossiblist" Socialists
are the ones lhat must bc looked t"
by the working class to do their legis
lative work. -Winnipeg Voice.
There is said to be a scarcity of
l.'bor in the agricultural and fruit
raising districts in spite of the fact
that thc princely wage of $1.2$. and
in some cases Sl.50, per day, is being
Offered. One of the saddest features
of the whole business is that such
fabulous wages will naturally tend to
timpt the workers to abandon the
"simple life*1 and plunge into reckless
extravagance and that riotous hitch
living that is liable to result in gout.
t'ook     StoV.HI
Sikh laity.
ar.rl    Tools   1 '
We buy ami aril ail Wadi •'
■crap moial, ol.t envttdaaj
rubier,   Mika,   bottle*,  etc
Store* 1,17 and ijH ( n
St K.
Hardware, Junk and Furniture.
'Plum 1571        Viacss.tr I .
♦»»♦••>»♦ I
LEE ft MORGAN
Telephone 2291
I Sanitary Exports.    Plumbing In   ll
' its lirancho.s.        Kslinmt.n furnish*!
Itcpalra,  stovo ronmx-iions, etc.
ClUnOES   HKASONAIILE
i  IU wCSTMIRSTEP. AVE.. Career ti Nf.
WAGE-LABOR
ANO CAPITAL
F.vrry loud noise producing instrument has its use in the great capitalist scheme of things. The preacher
tells the wage slave how to go to
heaven. Thc factory whistle tells
him when lo go to work.
WHEN   EH  VAXOOUVKIt,  8T01» AT
THE   DOUGALL   HOUSE
AllliOTT    tfriUCKT.
I'lrst 1'liiHN liur. Kuvllciit  ICiniiiim.
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rriiv* Moderate,
NIGHT.
hy KArti, maiix.
(single copies, 5 cent*; ■ j \
OOplas, II .-■■nt*; 15 copies. M ,
e-anta; 40 copiwt. $1.00; IH 1
copies an.l over, 2 cents p" ,,
copy.
The** rate* Include posts***
to any part of Canada "i th''
United Kingdom.
"The Western
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C. PETERS StSlt
ni Shoe Miki
Ilatitl.ain.t-r Routs slid Hlior* to ord« *
all styles.   KrpRiilus proni|itly >""''""'
Iy lion*?.     Htock   of -itn|>l<-   rrn'ly '"»'"
Shoes always on haii'l
I4M WsstSHaslif Avs.      Mont rbu **
TO BE HAPPY
In The Good Old Summer Time
W1VF.S NEED as much relief as possible from the drudgery ol
cooking.
HUSBANDS NEF.D well cooked, dainty meals. With a gas "';ive
the kitchen part of the housework is practically cut in two. Thli
should make somebody happy.
Telephone 31 and we will send our representative to give yon •"'
estimate of the cost.
Vancouver Gas Company, Ltd.
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