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The Western Clarion Jun 9, 1906

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Published in the Interests of the Working Class Alone.
THI" '•
snta-orlptkta Trtee
Paa vbab
In aa open letter Williaai Scott ol Winnipeg, Controverts Official
Statement! an. points out that Standard Oil Stopi
at notWag to fain its endi.
A.  B. Aylesworth.
l'ott master-General.
of  16th   tnst.   wa*
I  take the liberty
Sir, Your letter
duly' received and
. hereby conveying my thanks for
,.'„,»• for although you have not aeen
rll to grant my petition you afford me
.„, opportualtr Of laying before you
„„m- arguments; which, if you have
,i„. pstlenc* to consider them, may,
,,k,tt,.i with other* urged by numer-
lU. ,,,rret|Hiiidcnts on the subject, ln-
you to revoke your decision re-
t,, th.- American publication eall-
,.,i Appeal to Keason, I am constrain-
,,i n. more -again to addreaa you on
tin duii'ect Inasmuch as since writing
„„. previous letter the powers of the
mi*i..mt Department have been utilised
.„ ,top the Importation of the paper
by express, making the stand of the
Canadian Government against the po-
.„•, unc "a outrance."
first  result  1* the    creation    of
1 that  will not die, between the
U.060 I'anitillan subscribers to Ihe pa*
p.; ai..1 their rulers. In which the for-
lileal career, and you would raise Canada in  this respect above the rank of
tuch nations as Spain under the lnqul-
tltlon and Russia of to-day.
Tours respectfully,
J«9 Elgin Avenue, Winnipeg.
—Winnipeg Voice.
ni-r will be supported by all who are
walout of the liberty of the pres* without having any sympathy with the pol-
l,y nt th- paper In question. As these
tuba, fibers are thinking men who take
„ kmi interest In politics and have
„ mi- influence In the electorate, such
■ull from your point of view ls not
to b« lightly  regarded.
Second, thc paper t* in the enjoyment of iiialllng privilege* in the U.
B which I* exclusively concerned in
Its utterances, a* well a* In Great
ltnt-iln. The "holler than thou" spirit
displayed by Canada can only merit
ii, derision of sll who sre nt all eon-
rertant with thr standard of morality
in Canadian politics generally. It I*
-cimttted the attacks of tbe paper on
IMllilcal corruption ar* exceedingly
fierce It Canada more vulnerable
than other "branches of Anglo-Saxon
peoples? A good many Canadians
would answer, yes, and to refute to remove the veto on this paper I* vlriual-
I)  !<• plead KUllty of the charge.
Third,   You  any   you   have   found   It
•openly   tni\o«o:lng  the   na*a**tnatlon
of those who do not  happen to agree
with  Itt peculiar views'"    I am  glad
you have  nia<le thi* statement  f»r  lt
is to contrary  to fact  that   It  proves
*..u  arrive.!   nt   your deet«lon  without |
i,i.. ranstderatton and on  Insufficient
11ni. me    The paper contends, and al- j
•..a'" hat   lhat a revolution is Inevitable, but  It  has reiterated,  to aatlety
aliaost, that it must be by "ballots, not
Lull, ta."    Because   of   the    Insistency
with   which  it   hat   urged   this   policy
its  <lr.ula.lon   In  Canada  should    be
fottered   Instesd  of  being suppressed.
for   1   would   not   have   you   Ignorant
iha- In this western country the elector) have  not  such   Implicit   faith   In
IBs ballot ss the Appeal to Keason has.
I have heard over and over again, not
labor agitators, who  have nothing to
n«k. but peaceable farmers, men   of
(treat   substance,   with   all   they   have
staked  in   the country,  say  In  public
assembly that redress of grievances by
meant of the ballot la * chimera, ond
that the time has Com* whwt they moot
r.ach for their guns.   The reason for
thla It that  the exercise of thc franchise, instead of being guarded hy the
state at the apple of its eye, has been
'M-owii to the vll*st chicanery, which
they believe the i, vwers  thnt bc cuuM
prevent   If  so  Inclined.    The   peculiar
geographical configuration of thi* Dominion, rendering a* It does organlsn-
i ii difficult, has been  the best protection of the beneficiaries of electoral
corruption,    Ii may not always tie effective.   The teaching, therefore, of the
Appeal   to   lUjaaon-V'bnllot*.  not   bullets"— Is much needed  nt  the  present
imie.jii-ths!, North-Weet.
If a cjiattel slave, in  the course of
Iw-lng flogged to death, retaliates and
■ Laves hit master's he-ad with a hoe.
tbat  would be rebellion,  but  not  the
result   of   a   failure  on   the   muster's
part to agree with the slave's peculiar
views   Thc case taken up by the Appeal to Reason Is analogous,   It I* n*'1
i question of views, peculiar or other-;
wit.-, bul of Cold facts.   What are these
facts?   I sincerely hope you will read
what  follows, though   It   Is expressed
vi ry Incompetently and nil too briefly.
For   two   years   past    the   Western
Mine  Owners'   Association   alias   the
standard OH Trust ho* been engaged
In cruthing   the   Western Federation
or    M,lners.      The    methods  of   the
standard (tfl Trust-are matter of public  notoriety,    (leo.  L.  Lane  testified
before the Interstate Commerce Com-
mlxsion on the 25th of   this   present
month rhat previous to 1901 he.,was cn-
nagod bi* the "Standard .Oil Trust to
kill off indepenSeht oil'concerns, and
wittold If be did not do the JotTan-
other -would bc found .'.o do It.
i:e,;fci*t investigation baa proved that
"it Trust has not hee*sj3Bia <to resort
'" i*rlu**y,-l»e*ndt*rt*m en* mtifdef «o
" - ompltah- hs object. The sent** n*ie
'hods "gftee been resorted to in its con
"let wit* th* tntner* WRhln the laat
two yenTg tht** tiVrlble criminal ou*>
"•"«•'» have beau .comrnttten In Color-
<><lo, the scene of the Straggle.
In *U three Instances members andi
officers of .the Miners' Union were prosecuted for the crimes. Not only were
Hi*-;? acquitted la every case, but the
evidence went to show that the outrages bar) been Instigated by tho spies
and agents of "the Trust, It will take
too much space ta give dcttvlls of alt
three cases, but ono Is a fair sample
of the othera. of this one I will make
no ex parte statement, or any statement «f an Irresponalble writer to a
Soclallm paper but will Klve the words
of Carroll D Wright, Commissioner of
Lat-or, under the IJ. 8. Government, a*
contain*-.! In one of hla reports to the
President. "One of them (the three
outrages referred to) was the pulling
out of t<)ii,e tplkes which held the rails
of a railroad track in place, apparently
for lhe puipose of wrecking a train.
Curiously enough, the engineer of the
next train ihat came along had a suspicion thnt something was wrong, and
stopped hit train. A number of union
man were arrested and charged with
pulling the tplket, bemuse a man by
the name of MeKlnney and another
man hnd confessed to having pulled
the spikes nt the investigation of the
officers of the union. On tbe trial, under crosa-em*minalIon both these accusers confest.d that they were lying.
McKlnii.y himself tnl.1 that hi- had
been told by ,i repretentatlve of the
Mine Owners that If he would lay lhat
chnrge to th* officer* of the union they
would give him one thousand dollars
In cash, immunity from punishment
and transportation for himself and
family to any part of the world he
wanted to ro." Although subjected to
deportation prosecutions and almost
continuous Imprltonnient for two years,
no charge of misdemeanor was proved
against Moyer and Haywood. President
and Secretary of the Mines' Union, for
whom a gallows is now erected in
In the end of last year these men
were arrested on the charge of murdering ex-Governor Steunenberg, haled
from their hornet at midnight, carried
off lo ii foreign state and placed In solitary confinement. The only evidence
to far produced in support of the
charge Is a confession of one Orchard,
the *ciuni perpetrator of the deed, who
'Inlms that he wilt instigated to this
and thirty otber murders by the officers of the Miners t'nlon. The con-
fSSSlHIl. to far at tome of these so-
called murders are concerned, has subsequent ly been proved to lie absolutely   false.
Because these men were denied the
protection Of the local courts nnd the
usual extradition proceedings to which
tbey were entitle.! even If takes red-
handed-because ihe evidence Is such
that no bench of unprejudiced Judges
on the continent would admit, and because of other circumstances surrounding the case, a million men In the D.
S, and Canada believe the charge ls a
repetition of the one In which Mr*
Kinney  figured,  only  of  much  graver
Such, tlr. are the facts as they appear to us. Eugene V. Debs, voicing the sentiments of the workers,
has announced If the tragedy which
we believe It being enacted In Idaho
cannot be prevented by publicity It
thouTd be prevented by force Tor
publishing that announcement the Appeal to Reason has been suppressed
In Canada. Why. sir, should you make
Canada contributory to this tragedy
by preventing the fullest light being
thrown on the proceedings as the Appeal to Reason Is endeavoring to do?
With respect to Debt' appeal I may
thc enslavement of a people Is ab-
The agrarian movement In the Pro*
ince of   Tula, Russia, is said   to   be
spreading In such a manner aa to aa-
sume    a     very     threatening   phase.
Threatening to who?
In some parts of Russia peasants are
engaged In the unholy purpose of annexing unto themselves lands belonging
to proprietors. In one locality It I*
claimed they actually killed two guards
who Interfered with their sinful pro*
ceedinga. Much lack of reverence for
landlordism Is Indeed deplorable. The
killing of guards would appear like ad
ding Insult to injury. It la all very
sad, very sad.
In South Russia the landlords ar*
said to be hastily Belling their land*
for any price tbey can get, owing to
the ugltaton among the peasants. Tbl*
la something awful. To be sure the**
wicked and misguided peasants may
succeed ln getting hold of aome land of
their own but whatever alight advantage might be gained thereby would be
more than offset by the ioaa of tbat
paternal oversight and care which the
landlord has foi ao long suid unselfishly bestowed upon them. And besides
this these peasants are doubly foolish
In trying to establish conditions under
which they will be denied the Ineffable
pleasure of paying rent. Foolish
In many place* ln Russia the rural
guards are in sympathy with the peasants and refuse to obey the orders of
their "superiors," according to the despatches.   "Superiors" is good.
A workingman ln Britiah Columbia
who could have anything bat contempt
for the "law," a* administered try the
ruling claaa, in the light of recent
events, roust Indeed be a block-head.
Let no dastard band be raised
against the master* of the slaughtering and packing Industry becauae of
the disclosure of their filthy practices.
A race of beings so devoid of sense a*
to allow their meana of living to be
held as the instruments of their own
robbery, ought to he smothered In their
own nsstlnesa and poisoner} by their
own filth. In the light of tbeae recent
Investigatkma and exposure* It looks
as though they not only ought to be,
but are bound to be.   So mote It be.
Scientists now claim that food and
clothing may be produced direct from
the air, and assert that the result of
research goea to ahow tbat In the not
distant future our supplies of such
will be. drawn from the atmosphere
instead of from terra firm* as at present. Tht* doe* not mean, however,
that the working man is to obtain his
supplies by any "hot air" process. He
ts expected to continue working for
wagea as becomes a decent, self-respecting, self-supporting slave. The
"hot air" process will remain aa now,
the privilege of the master claaa.
Some Extract* from a lecture oa "SodoKeai la tha Uaiverai-
tiei", delivered in tho Grand Theatre, Vaf^oavtr,
Sa-ntay, Jam 3rd, hy Austin Lewi*
Nuf sed.
Dunsmuir !"
say ..... » _	
solute and  tlieir  degradation  complete
when the extremest degree of Injustice
falls to Incite  tbem  to  rebel.    Thank
Heaven!  the   people  of  this  continent ,
hnve not yet sunk so low.
With retpect to your accusation of
"advocating force" ngninst the Appeal
lo Reason, and through that paper
against the Socialist movement, 1 wish
to any. Force It the fundamental law
of the competitive system, and It will
lie resorted tri so long as the system
exists, hut I find In the Socialist programme, what Is found nowhere cite,
via, thc substitution of reason for
force In the adjustment of all differences, civil and International.
You complain of the language habit-
ually used In the paper. I admit It It
not always aa dignified nnd polished
at. for example, the language used In
the correspondence of a government
department. This it due no doubt to
a natural Yankee brusouetiess of style
which tounds stritiige In our Canadian
cars, and it may be that the writers
on the paper have no time, still less
thc disposition, to "wash the outside
of Ihe cup -and platter."
In the end of your letter you call attention  to thu difficulty of your position   in  having    to    administer    laws,
"which other people, ma.ny years ago,
hnve prescribed."   The situation Is per-
fcctly Intelligible, and  1  for one beliefs the  responsibility far too heavy
for one  pair of  shoulders.    We have
too. much   government  by dead  men.
You are a lawyer standing nt the head
of your profession, and In a position
to have n better law enacted forthwith.
Let  any   publication  accused  of Indecency, etc.,  be cited before a public
tribunal and stand  trial same  ns for
any other misdemeanor.    Wo are. not
sanguine enough to suppose thnt even
then  wc  would    get    justice, but we
would nl leaJ-t hnve the appearance of
.7 < .«_ .....niiinir   vour ukase against
and   enacting
The Free Press In an editorial on
lSth May, quoted the Toronto Globe
on the undesirable nature of the precedent created by the Postmaster-General In prohibiting the use of the mail*
to the Appeal to Reason, and In commenting thereon said in part as follows:
"The protest does not go for enough,
however. The power of an official to
debar a publication from the mail*—
thereby destroying the property—with
no redress, Is one .that should not be
recognised in democracy. If publications are until for the malls their unfitness should be defined by statutory
enactments, and the
the law should involve a judgment by a
competent court."
Whether the Free Press Is sincere in
protesting against the exercise of an
arbitrary press censorship or not the
writer has no means of knowing, but
one naturally suspect* the sincerity of
any favorable utterance emanating
from the enemy. However, whether
sincere or not, the remedy proposed ls
absolutely worthies* where working
class papers are concerned. The
courts being as much the creature* of
the money power as are the Postmaster-General snd his colleaguea, we need
not look to them for justice. If the
powers that be decide a publication is
dangerous to their Intereata tt will be
prohibited, and the courts, if appealed
to, will place the mantle of legality upon the act. Freedom of the press never ha* existed In Canada. Thla haa
been the contention of the writer and
many others. The suppression of the
Appeal to Reason In proof that we
knew whereof we spoke. We cannot
expect freedom to exist In a community of slaves too abject to uae the
power lying In their hand, whose only
Idea of obtaining legislation tn their
favor is to beg for it, hat in hand. It
Is a loathsome spectacle.
home every morning at six o'clock, to
go tend a machine, and come back at
night too tired to take hia clothe* off;
who had never had a week'a vacation
in hi* life, had never travelled, never
had an adventure, never learned anything,    never    hoped     anything—and
when you started to.tell him anything
about Socialism  be would    sniff   and
say, "I'm not interested   ln that—I'm
an individualist:-    And then he would
go on to tell you that   Socialism was
'Paternalism,' and that if ever it had
its way the world would atop progressing.     It waa enough to make a mule
laugh to hear arguments like that; and
yet it was no laughing matter, as you
enforcement of [found out—for how many millions of
such poor deluded wretches there were
whose lives have  been so stunted by
i jptlalltm  that  they no longer  knew
what   freedom waa!   And they really
thought that it was 'Individualism' for
tens of thousands of them to herd together and obey tbe orders of a ateel
magnate, and    produce   hundreds   of
millions of dollars of wealth for him,
and then let him give them libraries;
while for them to take the industry,
■and  run It    to suit    themselves,  and
build their own  libraries—that would
have  been  •Paternalism!*"
The  capitalists     are  employing the
university for the purpose of making
skilled servants for the capitalist class.
In fact education ln the United Htat.s
Is for the purpose of attracting all the
brains In the country to the universities so that as many experts a* possible can be  manufactured for them,
and  the services of these experts are
then bought up by the great capitalist concerns, so  that    your   capitalist
controls all 'tl.e brains of the community and then sets those brains fighting
against each other so a* to reduce the
rewards of Intellect to the lowest possible limit.   The capitalist Is using the
university to make skilled Intellectual
slaves for himself at the loweat possible   price.   The    university ls not a
university, lt is a gladiatorial school,
in  which young men    are   taught  to
sharpen their brains and then go down
into the arena of modern competitive
life and fight each other for the benefit
of capitalists.    It ls precisely the tactics of the oligarchy of the old Roman
Republic who bought slaves for whatever  purposes it  needed.    It went to
Britain and bought horse traders and
dog fanciers.    It went to Greece and
bought philosophers.     You could buy
philosophers  ln   the  slave  market  of
Rome just as easily as you could buy a
man to do the meanest manual occupation, and you can buy brains in the
market of the modern world juat aa
you   can   buy and    work a machine.
They are all for sale, and the only object of the capitalist Is to buy them ss
cheaply as he can.   This object he can
realise by means of what he calls free
education, toy giving    these few slaves
the opportunity of    perfecting    themselves as far as possible and then compelling them to compete against each
other for the sale of their services In
the market.   That I* the present condition.   The university is producing a
set  of    highly    specialised-individual*
trained for the services of the owners
of capital, and for sale in the modern
market, and it ia to the great credit
of the American capitalist that he has
put  the universities to this use.
The Appeal to Reason haa been circulating In Canada for many year* yet
Mr. Aylesworth discovered that It was
Immoral, etc., only some two months
ago. It would be decidedly Interesting
to know the inside history of this insult
to the working class.
It.    Hy recalling   yew
th« Annoal to Reason
Sh n  raw n.  suggested  you  would
T      B      _«,„«!  nf   Damocles which
often fnlls without
hanga over
sufficient cause—you
this Appeal to
morning cloud  which    .
Reason matter has cist ov.r your poi
Socialists owe a debt of gratitude to
Mr. Upton Sinclair for his book, "The
Jungle."     It la a tremendous   Indictment of the capitaliat aystem, besides
throwing light  on  the dark places In
the packing houses.     To   rend of   the
manufacture of potted meat, sausages,
etc.. In the home of the Beef Trust Is to
forswear these dainties forever.    It Is
a powerful word picture of the life of
a proletarian family in Packingtown.
The author does not mince mattera In
describing some of the vice rampant
there and  In other part* of Chicago,
and give* the cause of It all—the ownership by the few   of the   meana by
which the many muat live.     For daring to show how the "sanctity of the
home" is kept  Inviolate and the "Integrity of the family" maintained under the capitalist system, the book haa
been declared Immoral by the authorities of the Chicago Public Library and
excluded therefrom.      No   doubt   the
works of William Shakespeare have an
honored place   In the   aame   library,
though full of "Immorality," while the
work of Upton Sinclair, Who mentions
"Immorality" only to ahow the cause
and tho remedy for the evil la excluded,
but then, "The   Jungle"   preaches Socialism, and that makes all the dlffer-
•  •  •
Mr. Sinclair haa met the "worker
with the capitalist mind," aa what Socialist haa not? He thus describes
"Tou would begin talking to some
poor devil who had worked In one shop
for the laat thirty years, and had never been able lo save a penny; who left
A law making voting compulsory
haa been proposed at Ottawa This
cause* many to be uneasy. Aa long
as voting is done by secret ballots a
compulsory voting law need have no
terrors for the Socialist. It is as easy
to spoil a ballot by writing Sociallyn
across it as it ia to put a cross on It
for one of the candidates. The law
may compel ua all to go to the polling
booth, but It cannot compel us to vote
for a candidate as long as the voting
is by ballot. Doubtless the next step
would be to abolish the ballot and institute open voting.
■   •   •
A female advocate of woman suffrage In England haa refused to pay
taxes, claiming that taxation without
representation ta monstrous. This
good lady and others like her should
have the franchise extended to them,
for they are of conservative* the most
conservative, the very pillars and
props of the capitaliat system, and
their votes would cancel many cast by
the workingmen, fast becoming class
conscious; but true to tradition and
blind to their Intereata the British
capitalists shy at doing what la so
plainly to their advantage. The indignant Lady Hampden would object
aa atrenuouaty to extending the franchise to the proletarian women aa any
iiml* creature of them all.
The  American  capitalist   has    only
been  able  to  push forward his great
Improvements ao  tar because he has
recognised  the  value    of    brains and
free* competition for brains in his employment.    So  that  In the Unlverslty
of California to-day  they have every
branch of science specially represented.    Do you know  that   one   of    the
gre-itest hardships resulting from the'
earthquake in  the  State of California
was  the destruction  of the  little  Insects which were Imported under tbe
auspices of  the  State's University  to
fight the pests among vines.   They had
pests in prunes,  pests in raisins, and
these   little insects were   trained   to
Aght these pests, and the farmers set
them loose in their orchards, and these
little insects have been burned in   the
fire, and  consequently we  are  afraid
that the various    pests   are   making
headway.   Thia  is  a case where the
capitalist  farmer   has    employed  the
State University and the public money
and  the brains of   the whole department for the production of something
to serve his own private and personal
The lady in question la living upofi
wealth which  ha* been    filched from
the working claaa.   she makea strenuous objections to parting with a fraction of the stolen goods tn taxes, which
taxes she knows wilt be mainly used
to protect her own property and that
of her fellow robbers, because she has
no aay aa to how these taxes will be
expended.   If this lady haa a grievance
how much more of a grievance has the
workingman?     The   propertied   lady
pays a small fraction of her wealth for
taxes which she cannot control, but retains much the greater part for herself, the propertyless workingman, on
the other hand, retains only a small
fraction, about one-fifth, ot the wealth
which ehould belong to him, the rest
Is taxed away from him tn the shape
of surplus value ln the expenditure of
which he   has absolutely nothing   to
say.   Surplua value is the tax or tribute  which   the  capitalist   class levies
upon the working class and which the
vakt    majority  of    workera  think   tt
quite right they ehould pay.   It ia the
mission of Socialists to enlighten these
workers.   Circumstances   are   helping
us'    The day   of   enlightenment, the
dawn ot   better days ia at hand.   Let
ua keep hammering away.
But not only is the university a failure as a means of culture among the
speculators, but lt  is a  failure aa a
means of culture among the students,
of  the  citizens    themselves.    Thus  a
professor said:    Education in the big
American  institutions  ls  not  Improving In the   least.   On   the contrary I
think it is deteriorating, etc.
»    •    *
In British universities   education ts
confined to a comparative few.   All of
the  great  diplomatic  positions,  all of
(the great offices of   state, all of the
grea-t judicial positions, and even the
bishops on the bench come from a body
of people who attended great universities.   So that you can hardly put your
finger on a Cabinet  Minister or anyone of .that sort who has not come from
the great universities   or    the public
schools.   So  that one reason why the
empire Is In such a critical position ts
because the    class   from which   they
come ts too narrow and -to incompetent
to fulfill  the duties  which the greatness of    the empire  requires from lt.
Btit those are the sons of rich men and
of  powerful   noble*,  and   your young
American rich man wants  to imitate
the luxury of  the rich men of Great
Britain, so he makes of the universities luxurious  clubs, and    tike every
parvenu and every jumped up man he
does not make the real thing, but he
makes a gross and a vulgar Imitation
of the real thing, and the same, you
will find out, may be said of the whole
of American society, that it ts simply
an  Imitation   of    the  grosser side  of
British society.   Thus your luxury In
your American universities ts but the
aping of the  grosser and more ridiculous side  of  the  English  university,
and the American student at the university has become Infected  with  the
idea that he ls an aristocrat.
•     •     a
The  American university fnlls as a
means of culture, first:    Becauae the
capitalists are simply creating experience for their own   advantage;  and,
secondly, because the great wealth of
the country has developed a set of arrant young snobs. Now what I say applies equally to Canada.   Tou will have
a newy wealthy class here just as they
have in -the United States, snd you wil
llnd that the newly wealthy class will
be Just as snobbish, just as selfish and
Just as subservient    as    the wealthy
cluss of the United State.   I have not
been here   long enough, still    I der*
make  the  statement   that  there la a
certain  section  of  Vancouver  aociety
that is not at all above aping the ridiculous antics of a certain section of
society tn the old country.    It is only
natural that it should he so.
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My next charge is that the universities ere subservient     to  the  mottled
power.   The capitalists of the United
States distinctly subsidised    the universities of that country In order to
prevent the teaching, of any other form
of political economy than that which
suits the greater portion of the greater
capitalists.   A well known writer aaya
he  heard     this conversation  between
the president   of a   university and a
great capitaliat.   The president of the
university ssid:   "Why don't you endow a chair in economics at our unl-
stty?" and the capitalist aald:   "Well,
I suppose It might be because I have
not much respect for the kind of economics the university Is teaching.'*   To
which the president of tbe university
replied:   "Oh, tbat might easily be arranged."   Again I quote a great: professor    who     se'd    "Teaching   costs
money.    Modern    university  teaching
costs more per capita becauae the public wishes a university to make scientific researches, and to make acientiflc
researches   is   extremely   expensive."
The university Is more likely to obtain  this money if   vested rights are
not  Interfered with.    In other words,
your capitalist Is an economic power,
and he is the political power, and he
can  make tbe professor*    teach Just
what he wants, and If your working
man gets the economic power and gets
the political power, he, tn his turn, can
make  the university professors teach
the economics which be wants.   It I*
simply a question of    who   has   tb*
power.   Then again tbe universities are
snobbish to a degree.    One university
the other day conferred a degree upon
Mr. Carnegie.   Now that is the eleventh or twelfth university of which Mr.
Carnegie hold* a degree of doctor of
laws, or doctor of civil law.   What Mr.
Carnegie knows about law, or what he
knows about culture is not worth mentioning,  and  that  he is anything but
a coarse-minded    successful    business
man I utterly deny.    That is all Mr.
Carnegie   Is.   a    very    coarse-minded
successful head of a great corportvtlon,
and a man whose hands are red witb
the blood of his workmen.   Even John
Burns refused    to  shake hands with
him, and said that he would not shake
hands with a man like Carnegie.
When Carnegie sent money to tb*
Labor Party in England to assist them
in their work, and to get friendly with
the working class, they promptly made
a bundle of the money and sent It to
Mr. Carnegie's working men at Homestead. In Mr. Carnegie we have a
prosperous vulgarian with more money
than he knows what to do with, and
who finds a crowd of educated, I hate
to say it, crawling people wbo will fall
at his feet and confer degrees of merit
on him ln order that they may share
the money that he scatters as be goea
on his way. Thia conferring of degree*
upon rich men who have done nothing
to deserve them, is one of the disgusting instances of the United Statea universities of to-day. and can only be
compared with the degradation of tha
English Church in tbe daya of tbe
Stuart kings.
Your young man when he haa gone
through the university, ir your professors have done  their duty, will have
lost    every   generous    impulse, every
feeling of   sympathy for a struggling
class.   He will have lost every interest in the political movement and victory of the working class, and he will
have grown into a nasty-minded little
snob, who wants to associate with tbe
society of those who have money and
at the same time get the credit of being a reformer.    Now  the Interesting
part of that Is that it is an exact picture of our president.   But If you want
to understand President Roosevelt, and
he Is worth understanding, you must
know that he ls the product par excellence of  the    American  university.
He Is so well recognised as a university produotlon that he Is to be president of the Harvard University when
he retires from the presidency of tbe
United States.
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And President Roosevelt's whole object tn life ls to talk reform and to
serve the dominant . capitalists. Hla
words are the words of an earnest-
minded, warm-hearted believer In his
kind, and his deeds are the deeds which
at the present time assists the trusts
to dominate the republic, and that la
what makes President Roosevelt so
unsatisfactory. The capitalist* don't
like him because they cannot trust him
because they do not know what he
will say. The people are ceasing to
trust him, because they do not know
what he will do. It Is a fact, and bf
the .time his term of office haa expired
you will find that no president of the
United States will ever have retired
from his office under a greater cloud
of failure and Inability than the pr*B-
Ident  who  now  occupies that exalted
position.    President^  Roosevelt ts nn-
~TconTinueoTorrp*ge Three.)
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this beast, however, "British justice"
winks the other eye. Brothter goes
free after serving barely two years
of his seven years' sentence, not because of any extenuating circumstances; not because of any demands
of Justice in any true sense of the
word; but because of some pull that
can at best be only surmised at present.
"British justice" overtook the train
robbers. The self-same "British justice" released Brothter. In the first
Instance It disapproved of an offence
against capitalist property; ln the last
lt set the seal of its approval upon
procuring and the debauching of women. This probably arises from the
fact that Brothlcr's undertaking was
so closely akin to business, pure, unadulterated and undefiled. The act of
the bandits may probably not be considered in good form. They may, ln a
sense, have transgressed the moral
law. But compared to Brothler, and
those responsible for the "British justice" which haa whitewashed his offence, their reputation for honor and
decency should be considered a* pure
and spotless as an angel's undershirt.
In the light of this Brothler business, the less we boast about "Britiah
justice" the better.
approach of the day when the workers shall be able to successfully call a
halt upon the brutal exploitation now
practised upon them.
Let there be renewed activity all
along the line. Assert yourselves in
such a manner as to show to the master class that from now on .there ls to
be political warfare to the knife, and
"the knife to the hilt" Is to be the order of the day between the producers
ot wealth and their profit-mongering
rulers, and that the purpose of that
warfare ls to secure to yourselves complete mastery over your means ot living and your own labor. Shake off
your apathy. Cease waiting for some
one else to deliver you from bondage.
United for a purpose you are Invincible. Oet in and aave yourselves. The
hour for human liberty ts at hand.
IN ITS OWN MlllltOll.
By every loyal Briton at least, "British Justice" is alleged to be a very
superior article. Any doubts that may
have existed aa to IU superlative
quality should be removed in the light
of recent happenings in this particular
part of "Johnny Bull'a" domain.
Not long since a C. P. R, train was
held up by bandits near Kamloops, B.
C, and His Majesty's mail waa rifled
of the sum of $15.60. The bandits were
speedily captured and brought to the
bar of justice. The first trial resulted
ln a disagreement of the jury. A second trial was speedily brought on, and
a conviction secured, two of the culprits receiving life sentences and the
third a lesser term. This prompt arrest and conviction of the robbers was
hailed by the local press as a triumph
of "British justice," and much editorial bombast and gush was indulged in
laudatory of the brand ground out In
the British judicial mill, and commending to the world at large its superlative excellence. It was compared to
the United States article, especially by
the Province of this city, in such a
manner as to clearly ahow the utterly
base and spurious character of the
Just as this triumph ot "British justice" .was being emblazoned to the
world and the achievement recorded
upon the annals of time, there was released from the penitentiary at New
Westminster a Frenchman by the
name of Desire Brothler, who was tried
and convicted but little more than two
years ago, upon three counts, perjury,
theft and procuring. Although there
were numerous other charges of a similar nature pending against him, he
was tried upon but the three mentioned, found guilty and received a sen-
- fence of seven years. Laying aside
the matter of perjury and theft, the
evidence brought out In the trial in
regard to the charge of procuring
showed Brothler to be one of the most
debased and unspeakably vile creatures that capitalist civilisation ln all
of its nastlness ls capable of producing. In connection with an equally
debased and filthy female who passed
as his wife, Brothler had been for
years engaged in procuring French
girls for purposes of prostitution.
Among those who had fallen victims
to his business sagacity waa bis own
sister, whom be had not only compelled to engage in Illicit intercourse with
himself, but whom he had alao schooled In all those disgusting and unmentionable practices for less than which
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.
From this vile business of procuring
and holding his victims in subjection
and pocketing their miserable earnings,
this wretch bad accumulated aome
thousands of dollars. At the time of
his arrest the sister ln question was
still ln his clutches, and, being young
and handsome, ahe waa proving an asset worth some thousanda of dollars
per annum to htm.
If punishment is to be meted out according to the enormity of the offence.
Brothler* seven years should have
been aeven times aeventy thousand at
least. But "Britiah justice" made it
the seven years, and obligingly turned
him loose at the end ot two years and
one month. Upon the charges of procuring and theft he received but two
years, the other five being given him
for perjury. Alongside the crime of
Brothler, that of the bandits who held
up the C. P. II. train was an act of
high-minded, noble and honorable men.
Theirs was a crime against property to
the entent of the trifling sum of
$15.80. They Injured no one. They
debauched no one. But with them
"British Justice" was swift, stern and
terrible. Brotbier violates every canon
of the moral law. He was so low, base,
vile and unspeaakble in hla crime that
even hardened sinners cannot go into
the details without the blush of shame
That a provincial election may occur
before the end of the present year is
by no means an impossibility. It hss
been noticed of late that there ls a
suspicious activity being displayed by
the members of the present administration ln the way of repairing and
strengthening their political fences In
the   various   ridings.     The Socialists
of the province should not allow themselves to be caught napping ln the
event of an election being called off
at short notice.
The trip throughout the interior now
being made by our Comrade Austin
Lewis, of California, is a fitting preliminary to an active campaign that
should be persistently pushed from
now until the next election, whether
such event occurs within the next
twelve-month or not. Lewis is to be j
followed a few weeka hence by Comrade Hawthornthwaite, who will spend
more than a montb ln the Boundary,
Kootenay and the Crow's Nest country. If sufficient Interest is manifested and the necessary financial assistance is afforded the Provincial Executive Committee of the Party, the
work of these two comrades will be
supplemented by that of others later
on. There Is no logical reason why a
speaker should not be sent out at leaat
once a month for the purpose of thoroughly awakening the workers ot the
province to the vital needa of the hour
from the working class stand point.
To do this requires funds, but the
amount needed is by no means beyond
the power of those interested to raise
if each will but do bis full share. The
call of the Provincial Executive for
funds to be used for this purpose has
not been altogether made In vain. Still
the amount forthcoming so far falls
far short of tbe amount needed.
Not only should speakers be constantly kept upon the road, but a systematic and thorough distribution of
literature should be made. The cost
of getting out a leaflet each month for
general distribution would be but
trifling, and the good to be accomplished by such method of propaganda
would be incalculable.
That an understanding of our movement is becoming daily more widespread throughout the province and
the Dominion ia everywhere apparent.
Now ia tbe time for everyone at all
interested to ahow bis interest by taking a more active part in the work of
preparing for the next contest at the
Be up and doing. Communicate at
once with the Provincial Executive
Committee, giving an outline of the
conditions prevailing in your locality
as relating to the movement, and atate
what you will do to assist in the work
that muat be done. Let the Committee know at once what financial assistance you can give aa well aa what you
can do In the way of active work In
your district in the way of distributing
literature and arranging for meetings,
A trifling monthly contribution from
each locality will easily enable the
Committee to prepare and furnish for
distribution leaflets and otber matter
setting forth to the workers tbe reasons for that line of action that is being taken up by the proletarians of all
land*. Do not wait for a committee to
originate and carry out plans. Qet
Into harness yourself, furnish tbe sinews of war and auch suggestions as
you may have to offer, and you may
rest aasured that your committee* will
do all in their power to further your
csuae. The Province of British Columbia has so far taken the lead In the
Socialist movement In Canada. The
comradea of other provinces look to,
and expect ua to maintain that lead.
With two men already in the house
and the field rapidly ripening for the
harvest, nothing short of criminal negligence upon our part can prevent the
revolutionary proletariat of thla province  Invading* the  next legislature In
sanitation. The disgustingly filthy
practlcoa complained of are inherent
In the present aystem of property, and
will continue to find expression so long
as the means of production wear the
garb of capital. The Incentive of profit will break down all the barriers
that surface skimming reformers and
patchwork politicians may erect In the
way of Its acquisition. Until the workers assert their manhood by taking
collective possession of the Industries
and operating ...em for the purpose of
producing things for use and not for
profit, human society must continue to
take Its medicine In the shape of
shoddy, poison and filth.
Now that the commission ot inquiry
appointed by Roosevelt to Inquire into
the condition of affaire in the great
Chicago packing   plants haa rendered
its report, fully ronfirmlng the serious
charges made by Upton Sinclair In his
book, "The Jungle,"  the   columns of
tht capitalist press   are full to overflowing with sensational accounts of
the vile practices therein disclosed. An
awful  hubbub  is raised    because the
packers have resorted to the most filthy practices In order to throw to profitable account everything which came
within their reach, utterly regardless
of the consequences to health, morality
or even what Is usually  termed common  decency.   True    It   Is    that the
slaughtering of diseased animals and
selling  the products for human  food:
the carrying on of    such   operations
amid conditions filthy enough to turn
the stomach of a stoic; the converting
ot workmen who    have    accidentally
fallen  into the  vats  into   "pure leaf
lard," or In case    they  fell Into the
sausage machines, Into Wienerwurst or
bologna;   the  converting ot.   diseased
cow udders into choice "potted ham,"
and "bob veal" into "potted chicken,"
and the transformation of dead rats,
decayed meats and floor sweepings into choice table delicacies, may throw
people of weak stomachs Into fits of'
vomiting, but   Just why these inevitable incidents of capitalist production
should  cause  Its beneficiaries, apologists, spokesmen and hangers-on to he
afflicted  with nausea, ia Inexplicable.
The exposure that has  betn wrought
by  Sinclair   and    confirmed    by  the
president's    commission,  has resulted
only In enabling   capitalist   aociety to
view Ita own reflection ln its own mirror.   That which haa been laid bare ln
packinghouses Is but    an   epitome of
capitalism itself.   Here   upon a comparatively small scale ls practiced the
one fundamental crime from which la
bred ail of the Iniquities    that afflict
civilisation  to-day and make   of   the
present era one of the foulest blots upon tbe pages of human history.   That
fundamental crime ls the enslavement
and exploitation   of   labor under the
wage system.   The filthy and disgusting practices complained    of   are the
mere ordinary incidents of this criminal process, and are aa logically consequent to lt as are vile odors to a festering  carcass.    In Its mod  quest of
profit it ls ridiculous to even suppose
that capital can or will   hesitate at
any crime or balk at any filthy practice.   In working out the details of ita
profit-mongering process, it can stoop
to no crime    more base, or practice
more vile, than that   enslavement ot
labor upon  which  ita whole thieving
scheme    Is   baaed.   That these filthy
practices  will continue  until  the en
slaved workers have    taken   on   the
conduct of men and atricken the chains
from their limbs by assuming collective control of the social means of production is so self-evident as to admit
of no dispute.   To accomplish this Is
the purpose of the Socialiat movement,
the world-wide movement of   the enslaved workers.   In ithe meantime capitalist society should bear itself with
fortitude, and If possible refrain from
crying out, through the medium of ita
paid apologists and servitors, againat
that which is revealed by the packing
house and similar investigations, lent
tt be guilty of the silly performance of
making faces at ita own hideous reflection In Its own mirror.
On May 24th. Rev. Green, pastor of
the German Church at Evalen, Cour-
land, waa shot by a band of revolutionists.
At Ykatlrlnoslav, on May !4th, a
convoy of political prisoner* to the
number of 107 started for Siberia
At Kursk on May Mrd, the soldiers
of the Obayan Regiment who were
sent Into the agricultural districts to
suppress threatened outbreaks, refused
to carry ball cartridges.
gtrtytty Ubor l*ale* In th* pi^t.^ „ . -
riled to placr a card uu-lrr this !,.,,) ,. "'"■
muulb.    Becrrtarlrs plraar sou wm
VV. F.
Miners'   Union,   No   a
M.    Meets    every S.turdi,
evening st 7.30 o'clock in  Miners'
hall.    V. Ingram, pre-ddt-nt   w  »
Picknrd. secretary
J. Edward Bird,    A. C. llrydon .lark
Geo. E. McCrosaan.
BARKltrriaUi. •OLKITOHH, Lit
At St. Petersburg on May 25th, the
government published Its official programme for submission to the Duma.
In thla document It ts declared that a
general amnesty Is out of the question.
The continuation of terrorist crime* la
given as the principal reaaon for this
refusal of general amneaty and abrogation of the exceptions laws, but It
admits the possibility ot a partial abolition of martial law and of extreme
measures, and of pardon for those arrested by administrative orders, remarking, however, that a large number
of the latter are already relatively at
liberty. The government declares that
It cannot accept the Duma's solution
of the agrarian problem. The ministry
acceded to the passage In the address
of the Duma referring to universal
suffrage, Including women. Thla decision seems based on the belief that
a Duma ao elected would have less advanced Ideas.
Secretaries pi
The individual who attempted the assassination of Vice-Admiral Doubas-
soff, Governor-General of Moscow,
turns out to be a naval lieutenant,
Holschevnlkoff by name, formerly attached to the Black Sea fleet.
During a meeting of revolutionary
workers, held In the woods nesr Moscow, recently, two member* of the
secret police were dl«covered smong
the audience. The meeting promptly
tried them and sentenced them to
death. They were Immediately tied to
a tree and shot.
The unemployed here are showing
considerable restlessness. Clash*** between them and the military are frequent
At Odessa the strike of sailors, firemen and engineers, which wa* recently
declared, has now become general. All
the navigation companies are affected, and no vessels were able to leave
the port on May 25th. The demands of
the strikers Include a general amnesty
for those of their comradea Imprisoned
through last year's disturbancea.
Mr. Beiklne, director of tobacco manufacturers at Vitbsk. was assassinated
recently. The crime ts attributed to
political motivea The assassin made
good his escape.
We, th* Socialist Party at Canada,
ia convention aasembied, affirm our
allegiance to end support of th* principle* nnd program ot the International revolutionary working claaa.
Labor produces all wealth, and to
labor It ahould Justly belong.    To
the owners of the   mseas ot wealth
production   belong*   th* product ol
labor,     Tb* preeent economic   system Is baaed upon capitaliat ownership of th* meana of wenlth produc-       _
tion;   therefore   all ths product* ot \*MTMmery
labor belong to the capitaliat claaa. [Party
The capitalist Is master; tha —
la slave.
So long aa the capitalists
la possession ot the reina of go'
meat nil ths powera ot tha atate will
be used to protect end dafaad their
property right* ta the mean* ot
wealth production and their control
of the product of labor.
The capitalist aystem give* to the
capitaliat an ever-ewelllnr stream of
profit*, end to tha worker aa ever-
Increasing measure of rettery and
Tb* interest ot th* working clasa
lie* ta th* direction ot aetUng ItaeU
free from capitaliat exploitation by
th* atbfolitlon of th* wag* syttem. To
nccomplUh thla nets, est tate* tha
transformation of capitaliat property in the mean* of wealth production Into collective or worklng-clas*
Th* Irrepreasribl* conflict ef tnter-
eat* between th* capitalist aad the
worker la rapidly culminating ta a
struggle for possession oi th* power
ot governroent—th* capitalist to hold
th* worker to eecur* it by political
action.   This 1* tha claaa atraagd*.
Therefor*, w* call upon bt work-
ere to orgealr* under th* banner ot
tba Socialist Party of Caaada w*th
th* object of conquering th* public
powera for th* purpoes of mttlag up
nnd enforcing th* *conomic program
of the working class, a* Jollows:
1. The transfof-nsatton aa rapidly
aa possible, of capitaliat property In
the manna of wealth production (natural resource*, factories, mills, railway*, etc..) into th* collective property ot th* working clas*.
3. Thorough and democratic organization and mnaas«*eincnt ul industry by the worker*.
8. Th* eetaMlahmsnt. ae apaadUy
aa poaatbl*. of productloa for ue*
Instead of productloa for profit.
The Socialist Party, when In affice
shall always and everywhere until
the iweesnt system 1* abolished,
make the answer to thla quaetioa Ite
guiding rule ol conduct. Will thla
legislation advance the Interest* ol
the working cine* aad aid th* worker* In their clans struggle against
capitalism? If It will, the Socialiat
Party I* for It; If It will not, the
Socialiat Party la absolutely
ed to It.
Tel. 8». P.O. Ilox, 933.
S34 Hasting* St. . . Vancouver   n.O,
Socdalisl Directory
Ol   thc   Mocl-ilUt
ahould run a carl
11.00 per aiuntk.
Britiah Cotameln ProvliMial Ko-.uthe
Committee, Socialist I'arty of ran-
ada.    Meet* every attentat*  Tuesday,   D.   G.   McKensle.   Secretary.   Hot
»*s». Vancouver,  B. C.
Dram in It tn Kaecntlve Committee, go.
clalist Party of Canada. m->u
every *lt*rn*t* Tue*du>. j a.
Morgan, Secretary, ill Barnarl
Street. Vancouver. II. C.
ImbI Vancuevrr, No. I, tt. P. of < nn.
ada. business ineetltiKt eery
Monday evening at heudiiuartrra,
Ingleside Block, IIS Cambl-* gtrtet,
(room 1, second floor). Ednav
tlonal meetings every Humley ut I
p. m.. It. Sullivan Hall. Cordon
Htreet. O. P. Mill*. Secretary. Hoi
Sll, Vancouver, B. C
Uarel TorotUo. 8. P. of C.—Metia ter.
ond end fourth Tueadayt. KocUllst
Headquarters. It&H gueen Htrtot
Weat. p. Dale, Secretary. 41 Henry
Street Jewish Branch merit every
Sunday night, aame hall.
Professor Radetskl, director of the
high school at Tula, waa kilted on the
atreet by a fifteen-year-old boy. Prof.
Radetakl'a efforts to suppress the propagation of revolutionary Ideas In the
school led to his assassination. The
youthful assassin escaped.
The result of the election* to the
Chamber of Deputies reduces the government's msjojrlty from 20 to 12. The
new Chamber Is composed of 89 supporters of the government and 77 of
the oppoaitlon.
mantling their cheeks.   In dealing with  numbers sufficient to herald the rapid
Roosevelt is now calling upon Congress for the passage of legislation In
regard to slaughtering establishments
and the Inspection of their products
for the purpose of doing away with
the abuses and filthy practices disclosed through the recent Investigations.
Often Is the Socialist accused of harboring the delusion tbat people can be
made good by law, and the alleged
critics of Socialism take no end of
pains to point out the futility of such
expectations. Evidently there are
some silly ones still who believe that
not only goodllness but cleanliness can
be established by legal enactment Tbe
President of thc United State* seems
to be one of them. As well expect to
purify capitalist property by legal enactment as expect to prevent a hog
from wallowing In his own filth by
reading him a scientific    treatise on
Latest reports show that the new
Chamber of Deputies I* composed a*
follows: 24« Radicals and Socialist-
Radicals; 77 Republtcana of the Left;
7 Republtcana (dissident); 22 Independent Socialists; 61 Socialists; 64 Progressives; 117 Royalists. Bonapartlota
and Liberals, and 23 Nationalists. The
Bloc gains M aeats.
Th* Chamber meets on June 1st to
elect Its provisional president. The
Radicals and Socialist-Radicals will
support the candidature of Henri Brie-
—Trans, from L'Unlon des Travail-
leurs by D. G. McKensle.
There would be more sense In barring the War Cry from the malls than
the Appeal to Reason. Of all mentally debauched literary nightmares that
flutter In the osone, the War Cry Is
certainly entitled to the first position.
The stuff It contains would drive a
Piute to drink if he could read It, and
If Jeaua ever saw a copy He would
bluah with abame at the way In which
Hla name ia used In order to rake In
the pennlea for a lot of cadgers, under
the guise of the Salvation Army —
Lowery'a Claim.
Tea, but the War Cry and other Salvation Army drivel has no tendency to
"arouse" the slaves, but, on the contrary, to alnk them Into that somnolent
condition that renders secure the grip
of their master* upon their throat*. A*
for Jeaua, He ia out of business In
these glorious profit-mongering days.
It ls to be hoped the War Cry Is not
circulated In heaven, elae It would
cause every decent angel ito throw a
fit. It.la Juat about the proper thing
for the majority of mundane mortals
though. It'a Just about their also and
calibre. A
In accordance with this principle
the Socialist Party pledgee itaelf to
conduct all th* public affairs placed
In Ita hands in such a manner no to
promote th* Intereata of thing claaa alone.
hereby apply for membership
In Local
 Socialist Party of
I recognise the claaa atruggle
between the capitaliat clas* and
the working claas to be a
atruggle for political supremacy, I. *., possession of th*
rein* of government, and which
necessitates th* organlaation of
tha worker* Into a political
party distinct from and opposed to all partlea of the capitalist claas.
If admitted to membership.
I hereby agree to maintain or
enter Into no relatione with
any other political party, and
pledge myself to support by
voice, vote end ell other legitimate meana the ticket and th*
program of th* Socialiat Party
of Canada only.
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lo^rsizEfL™'"8* up
m.\ • ■**■»»   - j
*.,   u » .iuul.it old town otiiinlted
Th » • • \ f„w Brna„ factert*. ar.
I'"1""" thll  P""'< ^T-
^d"    street"* Shops   and private
decorated     with   red,
Upon this oc
|l0,ated ».  	
|..UHlc"    ■	
-***1'11""*", mu* bunting.    British fla«»
^^•;;;;i:l;'n,0,,T directions, and the
*el u 'Soma Old Boy" were in-
"'".   , „n window* and bunnej-s.  Juat
-■' ,1n   ,*.  iu""old gins'' had cm-
**,   I"!        .lct.arr.-J  them  from  the
'"""': ,„   icotne  l« not  known      On*
I**'!     ,„l.-.l   person     with     whom
I.-'1'"""'     ........    .hut in    backward
girls,  both    old
«  ,,,..   this   thi:       ^^^^^^^
r voung, •<»<• i,,ue °r no .mon.iy'
1 >0""*K.tl«.    accounted    for the
"V," remarked    that tn
1       ^^^
""I i'urtnubtl*ss    accounted
*" •';*,* "1 welcome w-  **•*?«
. This brought to my mind
o "":'"' ,„.„-,. -dollars    and    dimes.
""'  J   B an empty pocket it
p-U-ri ond dims*
.    worst of crimes.
" .Glared. <-f beardless youth, from
I   |0     years   up,
were strutting
Mufti or Khukl,
'„, h atrongly reminded one of the
a1 ' , - «t fhe C. P. It- coal mine.
11 Au„..... or the Wlpntpeg street car
when  such
It   It
beardless   youths
,t.i..red   lo  load  with   ball  and
Iartrldge nnd shoot their fellow coun-
rfinrn  if ih«-y  too  loudly    protested
ralntl  tin-    conditions  under  which
hf>   had     t"   toll.     Poorly     dressed
„i    dlrty-lookthf    urchin*    rushed
|),ri.ii-(l.   the  crowd     Helling  souvenir
iuitorw.   m answer to my query as to
ihut  in y    were    for  one   lad  said,
the QU**n*S birthday."   When
Dked  where she    was,  he  replied,
U|ie  ih il.-ud."  und  when   I  Inquired
fhat the  wi>rki-4 a*  while llvUig. the
ut*. -....rtifully  irtven  that 'ahe
iiti.iecesauiry , to remark that
nurd, kimki and souvenir button
lutltiest «Hti liutva part of 'Use cer"--
,i,v pretending lo celebrate the
liiiii.lay of the who, by the mere
l,.n,ie »f circumstances, became the
■ilium «.r more properly speaking,
rtgure-head, through which the
I Italltt <lass ot Ureal llritain et-
,■•.... il title of- OWtjer-thlp In the
. - of wealth production and dka-
tibullon, thereby enabling them to
iprngnd lb* labor-power of that vast
ui) known us Britain's working
.,.. whose tkill and power to pro-
im- Hie nscesaaris* and comforts of
- are said lo bc second to none
t history of Ureal Hrlialn. like
it of nil olher countries, will re-
il the fact thnt the working dust
* never enjoyed these comforts of
■ir own creation. On the contrary
y have usually *ufTcrcd from want
i privation because of a lack of
ii.. .in 1 their poverty and degrada-
ii hat Increased as their power to
..tu..- wealth im*. i.icre.iw.1.
11>. re;il ..l.j.-i t of these celebrant it tu irnut.: and pacify the work-
t < lata, jui-i .us the eircu* wo* utt-d
in.-- da>-> ...f th.- d*r«denc« of the
.tn.ui v-mptr. . an.1 at Ihi* aame time
.•iit)ni<. nr Instill into them r.-t-
et for. ..u.i loyalty to, such ngure-
iC'i-i of capitalist properly us may.
r .Mo tirti..- being, t).- of use. All
ch pgure-beada nr.*, of own as, par-
t-il M kin "gOOdy goiwl" pen-out.
Wle- the attention of the Workers I*
a* i.ken th.. r-al people behind lhe
rvne ire ti-ihlriiliig the screws of
pi.-«..i<.n nnd strengthening ond for-
nng their pntlllon In order to still
tth.-r command the service* of
e|r ignorunt tlavrt at.d suue.-se the
-•l uiince of energy out of them.
'». ."iirte tuch celebrations serve
ay other good purposes. For Inlt*. >• there nre those surfuce-sklm-
"H wli... th.-msr-lves unsuccessful In
iflng the capitalist game, are still
habit aids In keeping the workers
"rr>or.inc».. and nre consequently
Owed to malt* n living either on
fiingB  of  capitalist  property,  or
Victoria   Advertisers     |
 M o
olonial Bakery
29  Johnao* Ht„   VktsrU.  B.C.
•Ursrea to any part ef the *l»y    Aats
Driver  to  call.     Than*  tit.
fo you know we aell from 10 to 35
ruts cheaper than our competitor*
ron -a. ota.jLXTO>m
71 Cwirsam Strati, Vlctirlt, I. C*
by Occupying the most favorable spots
In the wage market, by the sneaking
petty thieving, hypocritical and deceitful methods known to the email
business fry, the politicians, the parsons and the professors. Thete affairs tumble them to pick* up many of
the looae dimes that may perchance
escape the big capitaliat net, much to
their own sailatat-tloii. and it is to be
hoped to the greater glory of the big
thieves Who really engineer the whole
Th.-n again, these cheap circuses
serve the ehilnentiy useful purpose of
acting at strawt to show which way
the wind blow., If the .laves are In-
terestod In WCh affairs, all well and
good. The matters feel easy. If, however. Ihey tiiow a disposition to look
upon tbem with contempt for such
tomfoolery, It nerves as an indication
10 the matter, that they had better
"get bu.y" deviling new tactic, and
methods of befuddtement.
These occasions also afford excellent opportunities for the dealer In
wares to display his goods while os*
tensibly engaged In commemorating
.ome great deed, or emphasising his
loyalty to some mighty figure-head.
The two-legged mule, who live, by
peddling chunks of his life In the
market for wages has been especially
prone to take advantage of these opportunities to display before the admiring gaze of hit prospective mas-
ters tin* excellence of the particular
ware that he bas for sale (labor-
power) thus enabling thc master, upon these gala day. to locate the
choicest specimens for purchase when
the holiday Is over and the thread of
practical and terlout labor-skinning is
nice more taken up. one of these
dear employers recently said to me,
"I want a good man." I asked him If
he was putting on an extra man, and
he replied "No; but if I can get a better one I would let one of my men
go." These celebrations, wherein
•rage-mule* lake purl afford excellent
Opportunities for employers to locate
possible  better onet.
The celebration at Ingersoll was a
grand MMO***, the crowd much larger than wat expected. The harvest
of ttray dims* was bountiful. That]
the celebration was not really in honor of the Queen's birthday, or the
King's either, for that matter, was
-how n by the fact that the parade
was nothing but a vulgar display of
commodities, the most vulgar uf all
being the display of the commodity
labor-power. It It a Ir-ason In vulgarity that cannot be duplicated, to
te* a lot ot slaves parade their skill
and art before a lot of smug bosses, as
much as to say: "I.ook; .'h masters;
look! 8ee how skilful arc thy
tlavet. .Smile kindly upon Jt, for by
lh*a* tokens arc we not worthy of our
hire 7"
Conspicuous among     the    paraders
*•...•    thot.-    mufti    and    khakl-clad
youths.  I...th  thoughtU-KH    and beardless, carrying their rifle* and bayoneU.
And thee* callow youngsters are not
without   us.-   In   the   preeent   order  of
things.    Tha matter class has become
to   utterly  useless  that     they  can   no
longer feed, drets or even wash themselves.     Su. h  critters  could  not  well
be expected to light their own battles.
Ihey   could   not   If   they     would,  and
they would not If they could, bo long
as they can find silly  fools to do the
Job  for  tbem.    That  there are  fools
'•a plenty" who, for the sake of wearing a ridiculous uniform and the privilege   of  manipulating   fire-arms  and
bayonet*.,   will  enlist   In   the  cause  of
murder,   ready   10   slay   their   fellows
for a (*W pennies tossed them by the
cowardly crew  of profit-mongers who
take  mighty  g.-od  care  to keep their
precious   carcasses   far  enough,from
the  firing  line to be out of danger's
reach,   was   amply   demonstrated   by
the   military  display  at   Ingersoll  on
May 2 4th.    The master class may rest
assured that their henchmen have the
situation  well In  hand.    There Is no
cause  for alarm.    Should   their  precious vetted lnt-rests    be  threatened
by   rebellious   tlavet,   the   military   Is
ready   to convince  the  rebels of  the
error  Of their ways.    Tne  politicians
who have arranged the machinery of
murder,   the   pettifoggers     who   have
given It legal sanction and the parsons
who  have called    the  Divine  blessing
down   upon it. are assuredly entitled
to the richest crumbs that can be Induced to fall from the pie-counter of
the  ruling class.     Kven    the  schoolboys of Ingersoll were paraded In the
streets nnd an exhibition of their skill
iu military drili and their competency
to  engage  In    practising the art    of
murder, wus made, all Of which was,
of course, for the glory of Ood and
Ihe Empire.
The workers of Ingersoll are still
SO completely befuddled that they
■eemed neither to realise thc vulgarity of their own display of skill and
art In labor. DOT the sinister threat
that lay behind the dltplny of the
machinery of murder.
There arc a few workers In Ingersoll who have looked sufficiently be-
through which th* capitaliat class con-
Arms its title to the mesne of wealth
production and establishes and maintain, its command of the service* of
the working els**. When I first noticed this picture of Roosevelt I mistook
it for that of good old John Brown, not
John Brown of Harper'. Ferry fame,
though, but another John Brown altogether.
Ingersoll, Ont., May 26th, l»0«.
(Continued from Page One.)
satisfactory to all of ua. We could
understand President McKlnley when
we knew what he knew, and we knew
what he was. The capitalists knew
that McKlnley was a man who could
take orders. They knew that he would
take orders, but they do not know
what President Roosevelt will do, and
he drlvea tne capitaliat* to desperation, then fall, down on bla own bill,
and he will bring measure after measure and push lt, and the great capitalist, will be angry about it, and the
senate will fume, and when the crucial moment come, the president backs
down. He is a composite man; a man
with a strong voice and a weak backbone. I am not saying thia to criticise
the president, because there would be
nothing to gain In doing *so before an
audience on this side of the line. I am
saying It because President Roosevelt
la a typical university man. He I. the
man that the American university ia
producing, and you can define him better as being a man of much promise
and small performance; a man that
talks big and sells out his soul like
the commonest thinker. That is the
production of your Amerlcsn university at  the present time.
of necessity entail considerable expense. The necessary funds can, however, be obtained ft Locals, individual comrades and frienda will take
th* matter up by gathering end for-
wstrding such contribution* aa may
ba forthcoming. Aa aeon a* tbe requisite funds may be gathered it is
ths intention of tbe committee to
su-raoge tripe, for one or more organ---
izera, covering aa large a section of
territory a* possible. With energetic
action in the matter of raising funds
and yudicsou* application of tha aajne*
by the committee a much needed
work may be carried out that will
bear fmit in future election campaigns.
AH money received for this fund,
wMl be used solely for the purpose
stated. The committee, at its meeting on Feb. 97, appropriated from
the General Fund the sum of $25.
to be applied to ths Organizing Fund
All money received for thla fund will
be ackaowledged through tbe col-
umna of the Weatern Clarion.
The following sum* hav* been   received to date:
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The following amounts received up to
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MtsstMtsrer *1
Ht • Caaba tt
By H. Burnett.
Austin LpwIs ts a most pleasing talented speaker. We hope we shall have
the pleasure of hearing him In Victoria
again, and upon the great social problem of the day. His lecture laat Friday evening should have packed our
largest hall to the doors, but It takes
considerable coaxing and advertising
to rouse Victoria people to turn out to
listen to a literary treat. A circus, a
minstrel show, a dog fight or merry-
go-round will make 'em come scrambling, helter-skelter, for front aeats, but
an evening", profitable Intellectual enjoyment! Oh, no. I regret to say they
are not built that way, or "lt don't
concern us." While there are many
grand touts who grasp tbe Socialist
philosophy without any difficulty,
there are, on the other hand, very
many who will only see It through
stern economic pressure, and still very
many more who will need to be starved Into it before they begin to
"tumble" to the proposition. There
are many Victoria workingmen, I am
thinking, in the latter category. Like
the Irishman and his pups, they need
to "have their brains dashed out before they can see."
Comrade Lewis took for his subject
"The San Francisco Earthquake and
Fire." Graphically he portrayed the
sudden awful wrenching, twisting,
snarling natural upheaval, and Its resultant scenes of chaotic horror, devastation and destitution. Worse than
the great Chicago tire of 1S71. or the
Baltimore. Galveston, Bt. Louis and
Seattle calamities. He predicted a
greater and even more beautiful San
Francisco to arise from these ruins.
With the Chicago and Seattle spirit
the city by the Golden Gate shall, ln
spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, scale the Imaginary Alps and
come out triumphant.
But one fact must not be lost sight
of. The city will be re-bullt, but at
the expense of the worker, for the capitalist, ln control of the situation will
compel the worker to work for his
board alone.
Who said "Free Country*! Home of
the Brave and Land of the Free!''
gay! Tell lhat tu the marines!
Comrade Lewis said the earthquake
did only five per cent, of the damage,
and but for the reckless, greedy methods of the water corporation, much of
the city could have been aaved from
the fire.
Mayor Schmlts had betrayed the Union Labor Party, who elected blm to
office. Not one union man or worker
was put on any of the committees, so
Schmlts was shown up In his true colors, thus demonstrating that labor
must emancipate Itself and place no
reliance upon lt. so-called "friends."
There seemed to be more loss of life
In the working districts, due largely to
the tllmsy character of the building.
In which the workers were domiciled.
Should Comrade Lewi, pay Victoria
another visit a bumper house will be
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the elty on the evening of the 2Srd
The crowd am flllod Ihe streets thnt It
wns welt nigh Impassable. As Comrade Wilkinson and myself were looking UP other comrades, we met the
police, who wore all smiles us they
wlKKle.l their wiiy through the crowd.
Hint It been the socialists who were
thus blocking the street there would
be a different story to tell. Noticing
ii ban nor which read, "Welcome
boys, the town tt yours during the celebration," we decided to hold a street
meeting nu the evening of the 'Mb,
while the "belter .-l.-nient" were enjoying the bin OODOSCt. The police stopped
us, however, which showed Clearly that
the words upon the aforesaid banner
were a dclUBlon and a snare. Henceforth we shnll hnve little faith ln
SMUMtstra unless we Inscribe the words
Wo went    Into   a
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Com. Robinson, who spent a day or
two in Vancouver, on his way from
'Frisco to Toronto, writes "News and
Vlewa," in part: " • • • I had an
interesting trip and gathered a great
deal of Information by observation
and conversation. Only met one defender of capitalism and he was a
workingman. He butted into a conversation I was having with a railroad
engineer by remarking, upon seeing
the mention of socialism in the "Clarion" which I had handed to the engineer, that socialism was all tommy-
rot because if wc all 'divided up'
equally it would not be long before
one would have more than the other
becauae of his more frugal habits. I,
at the time, felt aa tho' I waa wasting
my time with thla working mule, but
afterwards I remembered that there
were two other younger men listening
Intently, besides the nearby passengers had been altting up and taking
-notice (at mid-night too) and when
the brakeman called out 'Swift Current' and the party prepared to leave
the train I gave them some 'A B C's
of Socialism' to read. The 'working
mule' said he would put lt In his pocket; no doubt the place where his
brains were; but the engineer called
me over and gave me a cordial handshake and wished me good-bye.
On the way I noticed the abode* of
those who are 'prior to and independent of capital,' because they have not
got any. These abodes were dug-outs,
mud huts, log huts with sod roofs, and
tents. At one place on the desolate
prairies I saw a settler and family
about to settle, while the cold winds
blew the snow and sleet around. The
only immediate protection for the
children being the lee side of a C. P.
R. freight car, while the parents were
unloading their few household effects
from the car. The scene recalled
those beautiful posters ef Western
Canada with a sturdy farmer surrounded by bags of coin with a field
of golden grain' in the distance (?).
A Postmaster Informed me that the
C. P. R. Co. waa given 26 million
dollars by the people of Canada to
build the C. P. R., besides 25 million
acres of land which they are now selling at $8 to $10 an acre and also other
valuable privilege*.
At Fort William I heard that about
800 deaths had occurred recently
from typhoid fever because the privately-owned water company had failed to repair the broken mains crossing the river.
On the boat to Owen Sound a commercial traveller was complaining
about the T. Eaton Company. Since
establishing a branch store ln Winnipeg they had been the cause of six
merchants, to his personal knowledge,
discontinuing business there.
On the boat I obtained an Insight
into how the capitalist claas ls waited upon at the table. The waiter does
practically everything but put the
spoon in one's mouth. It occurred to
me that the working claas some day
will put tbe spoon and the fullness
thereof into the mouth, but the mouth
they put It Into will be their own, instead of that of aome over-fed bum.
I arrived in Toronto last Sunday and
on Tuesday I attended a meeting of
the Local here. It was a pleasure to
see the progress Local Toronto has
made since two years ago. The sentimentalist, etc., haa about disappeared
and the majority are clear, class conscious socialists.
While waiting for a street car transfer, near the Woodbine race course,
laat Monday, I had the pleasure, with
a few others of witnessing the passing of the horse followed by His Excellency the Governor-General. He
bad evidently overlooked the gold
braid and cocked hat as he looked so
much like any other human being
that a well-dressed 15-year-old boy
remarked, in disgust, to his companion:   "Taint nothln' to aee that guy!'
I might add aome further remarks,
but I am afraid that if you made them
public ln the "Clarion" that 'Comrade' Ayleaworth might prevent Com.
Kingsley from circulating his Ideas
In Canada, altho' they are both 'Interested In Idaho.'
We are looking for those leaflets,
'Arouse Ye Slaves,' aa there are lots
of them to arouse In the Jungle here.
Again thanking you and all the reat
of the folks for the kindness shown
to me while In Vancouver, and wishing success to the "Western Clarion,"
I remain.
Tours for the revolution,
226 Brunswick Ave.
Toronto, May Si, 1106.
- • 	
Printers    Suggest    That    Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council Clear
Its Decks for Action.
The Executive Committee of Vancouver Typographical Union. No. 226,
have taken the Initiative In a movement calculated to promote the Interest of unionists ln this City. The following recommendation was introduced and endorsed at the Typo's regular meeting on Sunday last:
"Believing that the time has arrived ln the labor movement ln Vancouver when the Trades and Labor Council should become more of a legislative organisation than at present; and
feeling that lt la hampered in what
should be its true mission by its property Interests; we recommend to the
members of Typographical Union, No.
226, that our delegates to the Trades
and Labor Council be instructed to
take such action as will lead to the
separation of ita legislative function
and financial affairs, by bringing into
existence a Joint stock company for
the purpose of taking over its realty
Interests, the present shareholders to
be issued shares .in pro rata to their
present holdings, under such terms
and arrangements as may be necessary to safeguard their interests—and
the welfare of the labor movement ln
this City. This action would place the
Trades and Labor Council ln the same
relation to the hall, etc., as other
labor organisations, leaving it a purely legislative body; free to take such
action as may be deemed necessary to
promote and defend the interests of
its affiliated wage-earners in this City."
Re Comrade Hawthornthwaite's lecture tour, It was decided to charge
locals 60 per cent, of the collections at
meetings held under the auspice, of
such locals, this committee to pay his
expenses and supply certain advertising matter to be got out. The locals
to pay hall rent, etc. In places where
no local exists the whole collection to
be turned over to the organiser on behalf of 'this committee, he to pay all
Comrade McKenzie was appointed
Provincial Secretary.
The secretary waa Instructed to order 1,000 blank posters and 1,000 blank
dodgers for Comrade Hawthornthwaite's tour.
The secretary was Instructed to arrange with Comrade Hawthornthwaite
to apeak ln Mount Sicker, Vancouver
Island, before coming to the mainland.
Box 836, Vancouver, B. C.
Some of the Petty Vancouver Hour-
geolsc Torn An Honest Penny.
The wage-earner, as such need not
be at all disturbed concerning such
matters as the following excerpt, but
it serves as an illustration of the beautiful Jungle of capitalism, aa exemplified ln the diversion of the stolen
products of labor. The clipping is taken from the Montreal "Gazette," but
no doubt the Government Blue Books
were the source of the information.
"The Kestrel ls a saucy looking little vessel of the gun-boat type, which
is engaged in the fishery protection
service on the British Columbia coast.
Her chief distinction, however, lies ln
ahe food consuming ability of her
crew. It is not a large crew, but in
th year ended June 30th, 1906, it managed to consume almost 17,500 worth of
provisions, or, to be more exact, each
man disposed of $1.05 worth of raw
provisions per day. And they lived
well. In 300 days they consumed no
less than 250, cases of preserved fruits,
to say nothing of fruit which was not
preserved. In order that the impression may not be created that the crew
lived upon canned stuff, for in add!
tion to these 250 cass of cannd fruits,
125 cases of other delicacies, clams,
oysters, shrimps, ox-tail and chicken
soups, asparagus, etc., were consumed,
It may tie as well to mention that 2
3-4 pounds of meat was required per
man per day. The prices charged appear reasonable. The appetite* were
not. No man, not even a seaman, haa
any legitimate right to eat 61.06 worth
of raw food per day.
Send "News and Views" a report of
the next discussion you enter into
with a non-socialist It will serve to
express argumentative individuality,
and prove helpful to many workers In
securing a firmer grasp of the historical basis of our movement, and a
better knowledge of how to present
the result of our observations and
and slave-market experience.
Write the report in tho form of a
conversation, giving the "other fellow" a fair report.
The I*rocurer of   Hla   Own Sister Is
Paidoned; the Robber of $15.60
Gets life Sentence.
The unsuspecting Innocents In this
portion of the Jungle must have had
their abiding faith ln "British justice"
rudely shocked during the post week.
The Socialists' contention that law*
are made to protect property, and not
human life, ia amply manifested by
two deciaions of "Blind Justice" given
in British Columbia this week. Two
train-robbers got life, and tbe third
25 years for Illegally divorcing 615.60
from the sacred precincts of capitalist
property. Desire Brothler, a French
whore-master, pimp, procurer and de-
baucher of all that's human, convicted
and lightly sentenced to seven years,
was pardoned and let looae in aociety
once again, to supplant the major portion of hla ill-gotten $30,000 or $40,000,
expended in buying hla releaae. Who
on earth would ever breathe a suggestion of "British Justice" being anything but the real article.
Hush!   Perish the thought!
The International Typographical
Union 10 per cent, assessment, which
haa been levied upon its members for
aome montha peat, tn aid of the 8-
hour day campaign, ia to be declared off
at the annual convention of the Typos
at Colorado Springs, In August.
Vancouver, B. C, June 6th, 1906.
Present, Comradea   Pritchard,    McKensle,  Lesh,  Org, Kingsley and tbe
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
The following correspondence was
dealt with:
From A. W. Harrod, Nelson; Fernie
Local, Revelstoke Local, Comrades A.
J. Arnason and Burnett, of Victoria;
J. J. Caulfleld, of Oreenwood; Squamish Local; Chilliwack Local; Angus
McLeod, Rossland; S. C. Harkness,
Northport concerning party matters.
Fernie Local, organising fund.. ..$8.00
Fernie Local, stamp* 6.00
C. H. Lake, organising fund..   .. 1.00
"Penitent Longshoreman," organising fund LOO
J. L. B., organising fund 1.00
Total $16.00
.    A warrant was ordered drawn for $2
j to Western Clarion for advt, space,     i
Vancouver, B. C„ June 6th, 1906.
Present Comradea Pritchard, McKen
sie, Leah, Stebbings, Org, Kingsley and
the secretary.
Minutes read and approved.
The following correspondence waa
dealt with:
From Toronto, Claresholm, Dawson
and Fredericton Locale, re party matters.
An application for a charter was received from Berlin, Ont The charter
was granted.
The sum of $20 was granted from
the organising fund to defray expenses
of Organiser O'Brien in Ontario.
A warrant was ordered drawn for $2
to the Western Clarion for advt. apace.
Toronto Local, supplies $1.66
Claresholm Local, stamps..' .. .. .. 1.00
Com. Lowrie, org. fund 1.00
Berlin     Local,    charter   fee   and
stamps 6.80
Total $9.85
J. G. MORGAN, Secretary
The regular business meeting was
held at the headquarters on Monday
evening, June 4th, Comrade Perry in
the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted, and warrants drawn authorising payment of
the following amounts:
For light $1.28
For sign-painting 1.00
For due stamps 2.60
For distributing dodgers 1.26
For rent of theatre 15.00
For local advertisements 5.00
For literature 1.56
For San  Francisco comrades..   ..80.00
Total $107.58
Reports were received from the organiser and the programme commit
tee. Comrade Kingsley is to be the
speaker at the Sullivan Hall on next
Sunday evening. Subject "Class War."
The financial report showed receipt*
for the week aa follows:
Collection at Grand Theatre..   ..$63.26
Donated on Local List 15.00
Literature Sales    1.56
On Dues Account    3.00
Total $82;
A further amount of $16 was taken
up for the San Francisco Comrade* at
a special meeting of the Local held on
Sunday evening immediately after
Comrade Lewis's lecture at the Grand
Theatre. The Item will appear in the
next financial report. The gross receipts for this relief fund are as foi
Collected at City Hall   on    May
28th 626.50
Collected  at Grand   Theatre on
June 3rd 63.25
Collected    after   Grand   Theatre
meeting 16.00
Collected on   Local   subscription
list     15.00
Total $120.75
The expenditure amounted to:
Rent of City Hall $16.00
Rent of Grand Theatre 16.00
Advertising and other Incidentals  9.76
Total $40.75
Net proceeds turned over to Comrade Lewis, $80.00.
N. B.—Owing to lack of leisure the
secretary waa unable to put In report
of laat week'a Local meeting In time
for publication.
The subscriptions to the Local list
for San Francisco comrades are: Previously acknowledged In columns of
Western Clarion, $11; Ernest Wei .by,
91; R. McLaughlin, $1; A Longshoreman, $1; J. L. B. (City), $1; total, $16,
D. P. MILLS, Secretary.
Since the above report was handed
ln, $1 was contributed by Comrade
Johnson of this city, thus making the
total California fund $81.—Ed. Clarion.
In the single city of New York their
holdings are eetimated to »'«°"nt.>°
$800,000,000. They also control ine
banking intereata, dominate the greai
life tneurence companies with aaseis
amounting to over two billion* more,
the use of which has enabled them io
control the entire financial lntere.U or
America. Steel and coal are enmeshed to a large degree In the same
net, and through these great basic in-
dustrles they can control practically
the entire competitive field, and easily
crush any who might dare to arouse
their displeasure.
This tremendous concentration or
power has practically created an industrial oligarchy, not much more
numerous and Infinitely more powerful
than any "Council of Ten" that ever
ruled on the shores of the Mediterranean.—A. M. Slmona.
Cascade Beer sells ai;
Queen Beer Over the
Ale and Stout    Country
Specially Recommended.
Local Typo Union Committee Are Determined to Probe Into Sliang-
hallng Scair-dal at This Port
No sooner had the local typos taken
the Initiative In demanding of the Ottawa authorities that ahanghaling be
cut out at this port, than one victim
—Michael Keating—waa releaa-ed, even the usual routine of "signing off"
being dispensed with. As promised
by the Marine Department, Ita
Victoria departmental agent, Capt.
Uaudln, an old aea-dog hlmaelf, waa
sent to Vancouver to do a little nose-
poklng on his own - account Thla
wa* not what the public nor the Typo
Union Committee demanded; and the
Committee promptly aald ao by wire.
The reply of Mr. Macpherson follow.:
"Gaudln not appointed. Only preliminary. An Investigation satisfactory to your Committee and myaelf I*
the only Investigation I will stand
for." If a Judicial Inquiry la granted,
end the wltneaaea that will be aub-
poenaled, tell "the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth."
there should be enough evidence produced to warrant the Marine Department In putting an end to this peculiar phenomena of the wage-slave
market known as "shaghaling" and
"illegal shipping." A. to the cause,
effect and remedy for the evil only
the person armed with a knowledge
of present-day economics can explain.
But that's another aubject.
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd*
Telephone 429
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The sttentlon of the Provincial Socialists Is called to Comrade Hawthorn-
thwalto's organising tour through the
Interior, commencing on June 2Jrd.
Comrade Hawthornthwaite wilt go by
way of Revelstoke and Nelson to the
Crow's Nest Pass. All points along
his route, not having already applied
for a date, should immediately notify
the Provincial Secretary If they wlah
a visit from Comrade Hawthornthwaite. The provincial organising
fund not being large enough to bear
the entire expense of the tour, the following course has been decided upon:
Where Comrade Hawthornthwaite
speaks under the auspices of a local
of the S. P. of Canada half the collection shall be turned over to him on
behalf of the provincial organising
fund, the fund to bear the apeaker'a
expenses and furnish certain advertising. Tbe other half of the collection
to go to the aforesaid local, the local
to pay for hall rent and such other
advertising aa they may deem necessary. Where no local exists the entire
collection shall be turned over to tbe
speaker on behalf of ithe provincial organising fund, the fund to bear all
necessary expensea It is left to the
discretion of Comrade Hawthornthwaite and the provincial secretary
to make other arrangement, when
deemed necessary. For points outside
B. C. arrangements are to be made
with the secretary of the Dominion
Executive Committee. The Executive
Committees Intend to spare no effort
to make the tour a success, and th*
active and energetic co-operation of
comrades and friends throughout the
province Is earnestly solicited. Should
the finances of the organising fund
warrant, an attempt will be made to
follow up Comrade Hawthornthwaite's
present tour with another one later.
Indications are not wanting of an election this fall, so gird up your loin* and
get busy.
D. O. McKENZIE, Prov. Secy.,
Box 636, Vancouver.
Out of all theae disclosures in regard to rotten meat products, and thc
filthy practices Indulged In In their
preparation, It would look aa though
the vegetarian might cull some wholesome argument ln support of his peculiar idaaa aa to the proper food for
human beings.
Recently the railroad* have been
gathered Into fewer and fewer handa
until it Is how estimated by John
Moody that 96 per cent, of the profitable railway mileage at ibe .United
Statea Is dominated and controlled by
the Standard OH Interest*. This is an
extent of railroads almost equal to alt
that of Weatern Europe. These same
Standard Oil Intereata have gathered
beneath their protecting -wing nearly
all the "public aervic* corporations" of
the larger cities. Borne Idea of what
this mean* i* gained by. the fact that
Thousands of pounds of the products of the. Chicago packing establishments, which were shipped to Japan for army consumption during tha
recent war, were returned by the Japanese government aa unfit for uae. It
was all subsequently sold to, and consumed by, the sovereign American
cltisen, whose sense of discrimination
I* altogether too well cultivated to allow such choice delicacies to escape his
THE 8. F. AND THI I. W. W.
A number of members of the 8. P.
of Canada ithe writer not excluded),
having failed to perceive tbe "neoee-
■lty for and advantage* of tb* I. W.
W." and having therefor* declined to
hall It aa the saviour and liberator of
mankind in general, and th* working
class In particular, certain raucou*-
volced remnant* of the Arm and Hammer cult, once famed In aong and
story, have taken upon thetneelvee.
from purely disinterested motive* of
course, to proclaim to the world at
large In their well known lumlnoua
lingo, tbat -the S. P. I* oppeeed to th*
I. W. W. Bo tar aa the writer le able
to discover, the a P. ha* made no
pronouncement on the aubject, and can
make none for reason, well understood. It should be remembered that
the utterance, of Individual members,
however Illustrious, by no meana constitute any official expreaalon of the
attitude of the party. Th* I. W. W.
announce* th»t it l* not afflttated with
any political party, therefore for any
political party to attempt to affiliate
with it would be to court a well merited rebuff. Furthermore the H. P.
standing for the abolition of capitalism, represent, the Interest, of th*
working claas aa a whole, and not the
particular Intereata of any Mellon of
the working clas*, whether It be I. W.
W„ A. F. of L. or tb* unorganised.
Were the 8. P. to endorae or condemn
any of theae It would thereby c«*a* to
represent the working clasa, and would
become merely the political srsprettston
or the particular aectlon I: endorsed.
Again, Individual member* of th* 8.
P., holding varying opinion* on various aubject* *re amicably agreed to
differ on thoae subjects, nnd the party
haa no right, by an official pronoun-re-
ment to trespass on the liberty of It*
membership by committing them to
endorsatlon or condemnation of any
brand of unionism, any mors than »
haa any right to commit them to an
endoraatlon or condemnation of any
brand of religion. It la by a strict adherence to Juat auch Inquisitorial and
hereay-huntlng method, tbat th* one*
vigorous 8. L. P. ha* succeeded In attaining to lu preeent Ingtortoualy. anaemic and Invertebrate condition, from
which It I* now seeking to rescue Itaelf by climbing upon tn* somewhat
tlaauey fabric or the I. W. W. The
8. P. of Canada imposes upon Ita mem-
bar* a pledge to support no candidate
not endorsed by the party. Beyond
thi* It allows Ita memberahlp perfect
freedom of thought and action. Tbe
wisdom of this policy la confirmed by
the steady and solid growth of tb*
party. There can be no question that
in adopting an attitude or neutrality
towarda the I. W. W., th* 8. P. or
Canada haa adopted an attitude In all
respects thoroughly correct and logical.
"Let us not forget, while throwing
stones at the Americana, that we ourselves live In glass house*. If the
truth' were known about tb* proper
condition of much of the food eaten In
thla country, th* British public would
have an unpleasant shook." The above
remarks are credited to a British member of-Parliament ln a recent letter to
a London, journal, It. would be unreasonable, to expect sh* "British public" .to be supplied with food prepared
under any different condition* as to
cleanliness, adulteration, etc., than the
people of any otber country, it l*
prepared by the same process and for
the nme purpose. That process is the,
capitalist process, and the purpose la
profit. Only he who stands for the
overthrow of capitalist production for
profit, and the establishment of pro
duction for use ts Justified In throw-j
ing stones.
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Price* Moderate.
This is Our
without reservation of any km,
Ta* choke of buadreda of uura'i a*.
pssrbly tailored aad ranltlaatjy fa*.
toned |1« to 130 Suit, tor
$10.00   ]
Full aad complete line* in along
•tyl* — garaant* that wa-i
to *»ll at almoat twtcs at
price* aow asked for tbem art mm
ia a prohifdon of style* and itt-rtra
Never bafor* wa* our claim, "V,
give moat for yonr money, to clav-
Iv dsnaaaeirated.
Sect** Hand Oealer
Cook Stove* and Tool, s
We buy nnd aell all kind, ot
scrap metal, old roe. binary.
rubber, aaeka,  bottle*, etc.
Store*—188 Cordova St., E,
hardware A junk. 101 I'ovtD
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Thi* difficulty can be anally overcome by the use of gaa for fu«'.
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