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t  E.BER 657
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Nostrums Concocted By Ruling Class Interests For
,   the Salvation of the Dear People.
The   human   capitalist-minded   animal is as far sighted as a rule, as a
blind man.   Real foresight he seems
to lack altogether and in Its place is
equipped with a kind of dull intuition.
Driven ever harder by the evolutionary forces arrayed against him, he yet
will cavil and boggle and catch at every straw to stay the process, It   is
nothing to him   that   the   particular
straw he has grabbed Is also swim-
i ming in the same stream, it is some-
j thing tangible and as such gives him a
I little comfort.
The current of events Is at this par-
Itlcular time almost choked with
j straws of various kinds and brands,
I more or lesB stupid or obnoxious
[which make tl*.e dissemination of the
[Socialist thought harder than ever.
The first in the affections of all re-
j formers is the Referendum and Re-
Icall; great things are expected of it;
lit is grand, democratic; a weapon
[which if properly wielded shall insure
t for all humanity absolute dominance
(of Its legislature, shall strike the
j shakles from the limbs of labor and
set a rejoicing world free. To the
I Socialist however, it presents itself in
' quite another light. A look Into the
' matter will not therefore come amiss
j since the idea is devoured with avidity by those who hang on the fringe
jof Marxian economics. It exerts an
[influence over all who are either too
| lazy or two busy to read or who have
[not grasped the full significance of
^Socialism. Slicker bait always finds
[suckers a plenty—else wherefore ils
] existence? The leaders of the U. F.
I A. and 0. G. A. have a certain sense
[of their economic position and stand
[therefore quite strongly for the meas-
lure. The small business man also feels
Ithut the Referendum is the "hand of
IGod on earth," sufficient reason surely
[for the wage plug to look thereon
pvith suspicion. Democracy is the soul
land marrow of the rast vanishing mid-
Idle class; government of the people,
Iby the people for the people is their
[ideal legislation, their last words upon
I'law making.
The interests of one class are usu-
lally opposed to that of any olher and
lthis fact in itself should set us to work
(sizing up the Recall and Its concomittants.   Why then do we find the lead-
lei'B of the farmers movement and the
Ismail business men interested in this
llssue?     Why do they give time and
■money  to  spread   the  notion.     The
|largest amongst    this    small fry are
small  capitalists and   these   of   late
lyears  have  been  sore  oppressed  by
legislation in the Interests or the great
corporations.    Things  have  gone  all
awry, "predatory wealth," aided by its
executive       committee       (popularly
known as the parliament house), has
baten most of them up and even now
}s on Its way lo get the rest.   As this
iiany headed hydra reaches out and
rives them all Into a corner, smilingly   pondering  whom   shall it devour
liext, the victims shout and clamor for
Democracy.   "The country ls governed
Iby an autocracy of wealth" (strange
■news Indeed), they yed and desperately clamor for the recall and referendum.   Think how splendid It would be
Jif all those henchmen of "trust rule"
■could be recalled and the parliament
Inlled with "farmers friends."   In pass-
ling it might be well to point out to
(those comrades who think well of this
(measure, that since the majority are
[capitalist-minded   our   members   who
[happen to get elected could be recalled
(about once a week.
The small merchants have also nothing in common with the U. F. A. and
[o. G. A. Their interests are not Ident-
lical. Almost every session of the gab
house at Ottawa these gentlemen
Ithrough their "retail association lobby,
■introduce a bill asking that the exemp-
ltion law be suspended.   This law was
Propaganda   Meeting
Sunday, Men. 3,8 p.m.
J. H. MoVety, Chairman
Introduced to keep the claws of the little merchant from throttling the goose
that laid the golden egg. In their
haste to get "theirs" the retailers used
to send the sheriff out and take all the
"soil slave" had, even his seed wheat.
The masters could not tolerate this for
one moment as it had a tendency to
"ruin the country." Where would that
8 per cent, interest be If the slaves
were forced off the land? Capital invested In mortgages is invested of
course not in land, but in the hide of
the slave toiling thereon. Where would
that market (so carefully manufactur-
ed by the Immigration laws) go to if
the "farmer" be not left with his tools? j
Hence the exemption law, exempting
certain necessary tools, machines,
horses, etc., from seizure for debt. An
odious thing and unjust; you may well
imagine, in the eyes of the small merchant.
Think how grand it would be if the
retailers could Initiate a number of]
laws in their own favor snd the farmers followed with something for themselves. Also the great wage class
would be up and doing. The farmer;
ls no friend of the Retailer, both regard each other as robbers. The farmers get together to make the local
merchants bring down his prices, they
even start co-operative stores in competition to him. Robbery as a consumer is the slogan of both. The railways, Ihe factories and the mills could
he made to bow to the "sovereign people." The retailers could set back the
clock and put such legal fetters upon
T. Ealon and company as would crip
pie them forever—maybe. To this the
farmers of course would object stren-
ously. The farmers would make the
Terminal Elevators quit mixing grades
of wheat. It is not feir or just that
the poor consumer In England be defrauded so." That the wheat after Ihe
farmer has sold it belongs to him nn
more and just what the buyer likes
to do with it Is none of his concern
never occurs to the farmer. "Our''
wheat must not be mixed and Canada's
reputation damaged thereby; the
sacred rights of property are only visible to the soil slave at a socialist
meeting. They could bring down the
100 per cent, profit Ihe Massey Harris
are supposed to be making, they could
establish a "fair" profit. Since they
have "proved tint, ihe value of a bin
der is $411.00 it would be an easy mat
ler to reduce the profits of the bi'
Capitalists through R. R. Legtslattm
to a "reasonable return." AVhut couli*
Ihey not do In the inlere:ts of justice •
They could tench the s'nall mercbanl
thnt fuch a tiling as "8 profits" (whal
ever is meant, by the term) cannot be
extracted from his customers wllh impunity.
Oregon Is pointed out often enough
as an example of Democracy triumphant, but there Is no evidence to show
I that the condition of the slave has Im-
Iproved any or thut the Capitalists are
any less musters than they were before the coming of the R. R.   A study
of the working of the Referendum in
[that state  shows the hand of small
business ln all that goeB on.   Any attempt to enlarge the salaries of state
[officials is met with stern refusal from
the   people.     Innocent    babes;    the
[cheaper the Capitalists get the state
[adminstered, the more they have for
other purposes.   The wage slaves who
J vote against graft are a joke und are
wasting good time, It Is the small capitalist who Is most anxious to suppress
this "horrid graft" because helping to
pay the expenses of the state he feels
the burden more than the larger man.
The larger men can pay to corruption
funds and never feel the strain, the
same action upon the small man'B part
strains his resources to breaking point.
The big man always proves the winner,
, However the Referendum has a slgnlfl-
j cance which must not be overlooked.
! Whenever a master class grows strong
enough to become conscious of its position, at the same moment It realizes
Its class antagonist, the slave class
and the gage of   battle is down  between them.   The masters struggle to
retain the condition of affairs just as
they are, they throw the whole weight
of their economic power Into Ihe scaleH
to stem If they can the ever-changing
—ever moving course of social evolution. Where physical force can be used
with safety it is freely Indulged ln and
Middle Class Theory of the "Robbery of the Consumer" Ruthlessly Exposed.
Your Provincial Executive Committee wishes to call your attention to
the probability of a Provincial election within the next few weeks and
desires to urge upon you the necessity
of taking immediate steps toward participating in such election. Whereever
it is possible a candidate Bhould be
put in the Held and an energetic cam-
pa! tn carried on in behalf of our movement.
"Where more than one local exists
in a Riding, your attention is called
to Art. II, Sec. 3, of the Constitution,
'or guidance in the matter of the nomination of candidates and the conducting of a campaign.
As the time is short your committee
urges the necessity of laying this matter before your respective locals at the
earliest possible moment.
Fraternally yours.
The B. C. Provincial Executive Committee.
Per E. T. Kingsley,
Later—The election will be held on
March 28.   Nominations to be made on
March 12.
N'ow get busy.
A cowardly outrage has just taken
place In Lawrence, Mass., where 25,-
000 textile mill workers composed of
men, women, and children, are on
strike against the reduction of wages.
On Saturday, Feb. 24th, 50 children
escorted by their parents were waiting
for a train that was to take the children lo Boston where Socialists and
unionists were going to take care of
:hem until the strike was over. Just
before the arrival of the train, armed
ing wealthy and knowing that they
had the powers of government behind
them decided to cut the wages as soon
as the new reform bill for a 54-hour
week became law. Workingmen can
you afford to sit down and patiently
wait for the abolition of the present
system? What Is happening In the
States today will happen in Canada
and in every country in a few short
years. Right now is the time to get
busy.   Right now is the time for every
There are quite a number of per-,
fectly sincere individuals who are Socialists as far as they know how to be,
fonC-orkes. ,tCio . ,u c aan aheb '
but are not really Socialists because
they do not know enough to be so, who
speak of the workers as being "robbed
at both ends," that is, as producers and
consumers. Any well-posted Socialist
knows that the workers are robbed as
producers and as nothing else, that
they cannot be robbed as consumers.
Its like this: The function of the working class ls to produce, that Is their
ONLY function.
The working class consume, it is
true, but only because they must consume so much coarse food and shoddy
clothing to keep them more or less fit
as producers. The consumption by the
working class is merely incidental.
The function of the owning, the master
class, is to consume. That is their
only function.
The fact that a few individuals be
longing to the capitalist class, do a
little useful work when they feel like
it, and that one here and there in the
working class owns a few shares of
stock, out of which they draw a small
amount of profit does not affect this
in the slightest degree, for it is not an
individual but a class question. There
are classes in Society. Human beings,
as has been shown in a previous article, can only be classed on property
The function of the propertyless
class is to produce, the function of
the propertied class to consume; the
working class suffers, the masterclass enjoyB, the working class works
or looks for work (the hardest work
of all, I know from experience), because they are forced to do so; the
master class, as such, do no work,
(except work the workers), because
there is a class which is willing to
"keep them." What is meant by "keep
them?" What else, but to provide
them with things to consume? They
eat good food—consumers—the working class provides it—producers.
They wear good clothing—consumers,
—the working class provides It—producers.
They live in fine dwellings, they
have steum yachts, motor cars, jewelry, in short, the best of everything
and plenty of it—consumers,—the
working class—provides ALL these
things—producers. Oh! its simple, if
you'll only come down to earth and
look at things as they really are, cast
Now we will imagine him going to
market on Saturday night with his
wife to purchase necessities.
We will also imagine there has been
a period of "stability"—that prices
have not gone up or down noticeably
for some time. We will Imagine the
couple purchasing a pound of butter,
also that butter has been twenty-live
cents a pound for so long that they
regard that as a "fair" price, just as
they do the fifteen dollars wages as
But, this Saturday night, the polite
clerk Informs them that butter has
"gone up" to thirty cents, and our
"honest working man" and his wife
complain of the robbery of prices going
up. But suppose they had been informed that butter had "gone down,"
to twenty cents, would they have complained of the way the grocer was being robbed? Ah no! lt all depends who
Ib gored. But this is not where the
working ox is gored. He is gored
right where he works and nowhere
else. The working class (this cannot
be repeated too often) Is robbed at the
point of production, and nowhere else.
There the greater part of his produce
ls taken from him and after he has
once lost it he has no further concern
with it, he has no control over its
price, he has no Interest in the gamble
which takes place ln the market, except to study and understand lt so
that he will know what is really the
matter, where and how he Is robbed
and how to stop It.
It is a hopeful sign that the working class is not being carried away by
the present outcry against high prices,
a cry that is mostly confined to the
dying middle class.
Vaguely, instinctively, the workers
as a whole, are trying to maintain or
raise their wages.
Vaguely, the workers realize that
"while they have no control over the
prices they must pay for commodities,
that they have no power as buyers, as
sellers of what they posBes, they' have
yet a little power, and are using that
little power in the way they know
best to get as high a price for their
labour power as they can.
The fact that this is so is a proof
that they are ripe for our propaganda.
In the writers opinion the workers are
more ready to receive the message
than the various Socialist parties are
to give it through their propagandists
and papers. After all, our message Is
a plain and simple one.    Let ub cut
police und militiamen appeared on the I Local to start a systematic dlstribu-
scene With a brute named Marshal "on of Clarions and leaflets. What is
Uullivan in charge who immediately the Clarion for? Is it simply for Soc-
tave the command to disperse thel'allsts to read? No, this paper should
crowd. The children were torn away I be in everybody's house in your town
from their parents whom you can eas-1 or city. Its cheap enough. You can
Uy guess, resisted. This seemed to get one hundred copies for a dollar
be what the cowardly police and ml-1 and surely there Is enough of you to
lltla wnnted for they Immediately ! club together and get a bundle for dls-
started to beat Insensible the men and | trlbtltion every week. You can also
women and scattered them in all dl- make it advertise your meetings and
(Continued on Page Four)
reci.ons and eventually jailed, 10 children, 8 women and 5 men. Ever since
the strike began some of the most
brutal deedB that only human beings
are capable of doing have been done
by the police and militia at the Instigation of men (?) higher up. Young
girls have been mercilessly beaten and
thrown Into jail; women and even
children have been killed in this strike
and hundreds have been injured.
These workers are not defending their
homes for they have none. The wages
received are so small thst two and
three families occupy one room between them; grown up sons and
daughters sleep ln the same room;
single men and women are forced to
occupy the same room. Can you expect anything else when rents are
higher than wages; when the cost of
living is so high that workers receiving $100 a month complain. Where
ls the moral and reform league, the
churches and the good christian people we hear so much about? Can they
remedy this?
On Feb. 17th, one hundred and
twenty-five children were sent to New
York to be cared for until the strike
was over and this last attempt which
would have helped the strikers to resist the bosses a little longer was frustrated. There are several mills In
Lawrence and one of them Is the biggest in the world and the bosses lie-
Locals by buying a rubber stamp and
stamping everyone. There are hundreds of workers that only need the
opportunity to read something aboul
the present system that will start
them thinking right away. If tliere is
a man (?) amongst you who is too
proud or afraid to distribute these
papers the Socialist Party is no place
for him and he should be kicked out.
If you are not a member of the party
you are no more a socialist than a
conservative is. There is no excuse In
either case. As an individual you can
become a member at large. You can
get a bunddle and distribute them in
your districts. You can take a hand
In helping to abolish the present system. The striker uses the only means
he knows of.   It is up to you to put him
aside your obsessions, stop guessing! out big words. Let us cut out learn-
and start thinking, stop being de- ing for ihe sake of learning, or, for
ceived by the superficial appearance j the sake of showing how much wo
of things, and start looking for what ] know and how little the other fellow
is  underneath. I does, let us learn for the one purpose
Robbed as consumers! Bah! Look of being efficient soldiers of the Revo-
here! You'll admit that we are rob-1 lution, for the purpose of being able to
bed as producers. You'll admit that! TEACH AND TO DO. In conclusion,
being  so,   the  more   we  produce  the
more we're robbed.
Well and good, the same logic ap
to quote the man who laught the workers in a manner no one else has ever
equalled we must teuch them that "In-
piled on the other hand, if we are rob- stead of the conservative motto, 'A fail-
bed as consumers, the more we consume the more we are robbed.
Well, I'd like to be robbed that way.
Furthermore, if It was bo, (which it
is'nt), the capitalist class being the
largest consumers, would be robbed
the most. You say the producers are
robbed, that all the producers aro robbed. That is right. Well now. If the
consumers are robbed, all the consumers are robbed, and once more if you
hold this view, you must logically contend that the capitalists are robbed.
Some one may be saying, "Look at
tbe way prices are going up."
Alright, but prices go down too, and
all individuals, buying the same quantity of the same goods pay the same
price, as a rule, whichever class they
belong to. To show that anyone is
robbed by paying increased prices, you
must establish an arbitrary fair price,
which has never been done, and can-
day's work for a fair day's wages,'
they should Inscribe on their banner
ihe Revolutionary watchword, 'Abolition of the wages system.' "
Gems   From   Robert   G.   Ingersoll.
wise.   You cannot realize half of the not be, but, granting Its  possibility,
atrocities that are going on all over1
the world or you would be working
every spare moment of your time helping to put the other fellow wise. He
Ib waiting for you. He is ready for
Socialism, but he knows not how to
obtain lt. He doesn't know where the
power lies. The only thing he knows
Ib that it isn't fair, or as a Christian
would say "it isn't right." You've got
to show him that it is right as long
as the present system remains, lt Is
up to all of us to get buBy right now
and help abolish this brutal system.
and granting that if prices went up the
buyers would be robbed, we must also
grant that If the price went below the
"fair" price the seller would be robbed, and, as Mr. Dooley says, "Tliere
y'are," which would be nowhere, you
would find yourself, like a man lost in
the bush, going round in a circle.
We will try a simple illustration of
this point. Let us take a man and suppose him to have been drawing fifteen
dollars a week steadily for some time,
so long that it is second nature for him
to regard that amount aB "fair" wages
—he is an apathetic wage slave.
Beneath the loftiest monuments
may be found umbitlon's worthless
dust, while those who lived the loftiest lives are sleeping now in unknown graves.
The civilized man is governed by
bis intelligence uninfluenced by his
passions. A savage is'controlled by
his passions uninfluenced by his intelligence.
The lives of millions are not worth
living because of their ignorance and
poverty, and the lives of others are
not worth living on account of I heir
wealth and selfishness. The palace
without justice, without charity, Is as
terrible as the hovel without food.
Every Sunday Evening
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who recognizes her mandate and goes
forth to obey it must flrst grasp the
truth he would promulgate. The economic groundwork upon which is
based the philosophy or doctrine of
Socialism is not a matter to be mastered overnight. It involves and necessitates close and prolonged study
even with men of the keenest intellect. He who would accept the mandate of Truth and go forth to do effective work, ln this glorious cause, by
voice, by pen, or by official connection with the political and economic
activities of his country and time,
must be possessed of this knowledge.
It alone is the sheet anchor that will
hold the revolutionary movement head
on to the storm of reaction that will
sweep against it. With that knowledge
he can do valued work In any Socialist Party in existence. Without it he
can split hairs at the fireside or upon
. the street corner and start new parties
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It has been said that, "hell hath no
fury like a woman scorned." This
may, or may not be true. Having
neither scorned a woman nor taken a
census of hell we are in no position
to either affirm or deny. Be that as it
may, however, we are quite sure that
earth has no more pathetic a figure
in all of its creations than that of
genius unrecognized and talent unappreciated.
There may be a lot of talent in this
world that has not as yet, commanded
the appreciation of the multitude.
There may be genius galore that has
so far escaped the notice of the passing throng. In so far as such talents
or genius is attached to the person of
individuals who are unconscious of
such possession, such individuals do
not come within the scope of these
lines. However much the world may
be losing through non-recognition of
such genius there is nothing even BUg-
gestive of pathos ln the position of the
aforesaid Individuals. Being unconscious of possessing either talent or
genius their souls cannot be harried
with sorrow because of a lack of appreciation of their intellectual virtues,
upon tbe part of the unthinking multitude.
But to those who know that they
possess talents far above the average
and who freely offer to sacrifice it for
the salvation of mankind, only to meet
with a stubborn lack of appreciation
of both talent and sacrifice, our sympathy goes out in a compassion that
we hope will prove a solace and a soporific to their harried souls.
Who should be better qualified to
set a value upon the talent of an individual than the individual himself?
Even though but recently exiled from
the protecting influence of a loving
mother's apron strings ls that any
valid reason why a great light should
no further advanced, nor the coveted
fame any nearer of realization.
However pathetic a figure the possessors of unappreciated talent and
ability may become, there is at least
one saving feature of their case. Like
Don Quixote, they are all so sincerely
earnest in their cavorting after recognition and appreciation of the talents
they possess only in their own ludicrous imagination, that the humor of
the situation is almost sufficient to
offset the pathos of it. It is almost
pathetically funny, if such a thing Is
This offlce has been favored with a
communication recently from somewhere up in the Kootenay's, charging
ub with expending energy in attacking Cotton's Weekly that could be
better expended in some other way.
This complaint was droned out at considerable length and some rather
startling predictions were suggested
as to the awful and wide-spread consequences our folly was likely to lead
We beg to inform the writer of the
communication that we have expended
ho time or energy in attacking Cotton's Weekly or any other sheet. If
Cotton sees fit to run a paper and people in Kootenay or elsewhere feel called upon to push Its circulation, or ln
any other manner assist in its publication, neither Cotton nor his assistants require our permission so to do.
What Cotton may publish or his readers may read is none of our business.
We are commissioned by the Dominion Executive Committee of the'S. P.
of C. to run the Western Clarion as a
Party paper. As a member of the
Party we are not interested in promoting any other paper, either in Canada
or elsewhere, no matter how loudly It
may proclaim its Socialism. We believe that should be the policy of every Party member. A paper that is
directly  under  control  of  the  Party
membership, is not in a position to
not suddenly dawn upon him and he i stray away from the course determin-
feel himself irresistibly impelled to
go forth and yank a sinful world from
the pathway to destruction and gently
but firmly plant It upon the broad highway leading to righteousness? But so
cold and callous ls the multitude that
it will, many a time and oft, refuse to
grant due appreciation to the talented
ed by that membership.   This cannot
be said of outside publications.
We do not believe the mission of
the Socialist Party is, either here or
elsewhere, to be eternally responding
to the hungry squawks of papers and
other publications, be their Socialism
ever so far above suspicion.   Socialist
ones, no matter how zealous. With no publications—also speakers, etc.,—
applause, no glad acclaim to cheer him ,should be aids to the movement, to as-
on in his mission of regeneration and , sist in building lt up and making It
redemption, our talented zealot soon stronger and more effective, Instead of
degenerates into a most pathetic figure, all sad and forlorn.
being  puling   infants  hanging on  to
It for sustenance.    If any  sheet de-
If hope becomes entirely eliminated j serves assistance at the hands of any
from his breast—which is usually the; Soclalls' worthy of the name, It must
case with those of too tender years— carry a message— u vigorous message
he sinks to the level of the fireside i —In its every column, to the wage
philosopher, eternally engaged in deft slaves of the world, Instead of a con-
ly and accurately splitting hairs in a j tinual wail of distress and begging for
maze of argumentation that ends now-,succor,
where and begins In the same place.  |    The   Western   Clarion   sub  list is
If shreds of faith In his own import-1 slowly and steadily growing. We nre
ance In the great scheme, of things now running 5,000 copies per Issue. It
still remain with him he usually goes Is still far short of paying Its way.
forth to set up a new Party, in the vain I But In time it will reach that point,
hope of being the "big toad in a large J Until that time comes whatever short-
puddle," that he knows he ought to be,age occurs will have to be met from
by virtue of his splendid talents. ithe general treasury of the Party and
The  Socialist movement  has  been | when that is empty—as lt usually Is
blessed   or  cursed   with   this   sort  of
ambitious talent—god save the mark—
ever since its Inception.   There is al-
A large number of workingmen
throughout the land have entirely lost
faith in the ability of the various political parties of Capitalism to do anything to relieve the economic pressure brought to bear upon the working class under the present system,
even were they actuated by a desire
to do so. These workers are looking
for relief to come by way of some
political movement that Bprlngs into
being as an expression of the interests of the working class Itself. They
are rapidly awakening to the fact that
the Socialist movement of the world
expresses the hopes and aspirations
of enslaved labor to break the bonds
whereby it is now chained to the
chariot wheels of capitalist exploitation and outrage. The workers of
every country on earth are looking
forward to the crystallization of these
hopes and aspirations into concrete
and effective action along the lines of
conquering the public powers on behalf of the working class and the use
of those powers for the deliverance
of Labor from the thraldom of wage
slavery. That they are not to be disappointed is evidenced by the tireless and unvanquishable persistence
with which the Socialists push forward their assault upon the entrenchments (the State) by means of which
Capital enforces its brutal regltne of
robbery, rapine and slaughter against
the working class.
In the heat of a political campaign
the time is propitious in which to
precipitate Socialist sentiment into
concrete action. Then is the opportune time to fan the flickering spark
upon "liberty's altar" into a consuming and irresistible flame that will
spread consternation in the ranks of
the industrial bandits snd commercial
pirates, who, vampire-like, suck their
substance and power from the quivering flesh of their economic slaves.
Fortunately for the workingmen of
B. C, the exigencies of capitalist political chicanery have necessitated another election of members of the Provincial parliament at an early date.
It is expected that official announcement of the fact will be made within
the next few days. Although the time
will undoubtedly be short between the
announcement of the date of the elections and the day of polling, the heart
of every busy Socialist will leap with
joy at the prospect of the conflict.
During these campaign times, while
political discussion is rife, the workingman is particularly receptive to
reason, and the task of converting him
into a staunch defender of the interests of his economic class In human
society is rendered easy.
However much the political expression of Capital is split into contending factions during the coining campaign, the fact wlll still remain that
but two political movements will be
in the field. The one, though perchance spilt into several noisy factions, will stand for the present system of property, based upon wage-
slavery and production for profit. The
other, the Socialist Party, will stand
for the freedom of Labor and production for use. Either position is ir-
reconclllable with the other. Between
the advocates of each there la an irrepressible conflict of Interest that
will not down. It is war to the knife
and the knife to the hilt between
them, and this must continue until
wage-slavery Is abolished and production for profit has become a matter
of past history.
Every sign upon the horizon Is por-
tentlous of the Social Revolution that
shall sweep Capital from Its throne
and usher in the day of Industrial
Freedom and Peace. The Class Struggle waxes fiercer, Ihe enthusiasm for
i Liberty grows stronger. The "social
j atmosphere   Is   surcharged   with   the
membership of the convention to be
held as per above notice.   Only members ln good standing will be eligible
to participate in the proceedings.
Secy. Prov. Ex. Com., S. P. of C.
Local Vancouver 69 meets in Labor
Temple basement, Sunduy, March 3, at
3 P. M.
ways a plentiful stock of it at hand
The   pathetic   part  of  it
aforesaid   talent-
—the deficit will be made good In the
same manner    it   has    for the past
seven years.
In     replying    to   ,our     Kootenay
we     do      so     for
is—for the j correspondent,
that the multitude the benefit of others who may get sim-
has long since become rather cautious liar notions in their heads. We have
in accepting a man at his own valua- read the "Appeal to Reason" and Cot-
tion.   The man of average intelligence ton's Weekly ever since their first pub-
now Is quite capable of distinguishing
between shallow conceit and genuine
merit. He who has a message to deliver, that Is of any value to humankind, und  is   possessed   of   sufficient
knowledge  of the  subject  to  enable Ruskin, Tennessee, and then to Kansas
licatlon. We read the former for years
before it became an advocate of Socialism. It wus first the Coming Nation, a populist paper, of Greenburg,
Indiana.    It   subsequently   moved   to
him to deliver it in an understandable
way, will have no difficulty in obtaining a hearing, but he, who, puffed up
by bis own conceit, expects to
keep himself in the limelight by a
"diarrhoea of words," had better devote his talents to the promulgation of
some doctrine that requires less study
and application lo master than that of
Socialism, or his expectations will not
be realized.
It hss been said that; "Truth wears
no mask; bows at no human shrine;
seeks neither place nor applause; she
where it became the Appeal to Reason.
In so far as an analysis of Capitalist
production is concerned—and that is
the groundwork of the Socislist movement—we confess we have learned
nothing from the columns of either.
\*ot that we could not learn, but be-
cnuse these sheets never have given
?ven the most rudimentary instruction
;ilong such lines. Their proprietors
either can give no instructions along
"conotnic lines, or they consider such
leaching of no consequence. We believe such teaching to be necessary.
electricity of the coming storm." Every Socialist candidate elected is a
lightning flash presaging Its rapid approach. Let the workers see that
these flashes follow ln such rapid succession that capitalist tyranny will be
speedily swept into oblivion by the
retributive wrath bf a working class
that has been outraged and enslaved
all down the centuries of civilization.
Nomination convention will be held
in the headquarters of Local No. 1,
at 212 Hastings Street East, Wednesday, March 6th,.at 8 p. m.
Secretary pro tem.
As there are' four Locals in Vancouver Riding, viz., Lettish, Finnish, Local Vancouver No. 1, and Local Vancouver No. GO, the above call for a
convention cannot be considered as
the proper method to pursue. Steps
should have been first taken to create
a committee as provided In Sec. 3, Art.
11, of the Constitution, such committee to have arranged for a convention and the carrying out of all work
incidental to the campaign in case a
ticket was placed In the field. As the
date of official nomination of candidates has been fixed on March 12th,
the time Is too short to allow of the
strictly regular course of procedure.
Therefore, on behalf of the Provincial
Executive Committee, the secretaries
of the various Locals are requested to
take immediale steps to notify their
By Josephine Conger-Kaneko.
In these days of rapid reforms, "insurgents" and "progressive" politicians, it Is sometimes perplexing to the
person who has the interest of society
at heart to know just "where he Is at."
ln olher words, he can't tell the difference between the things the Socialist
means to do for society and those the
other parties or reformers promise to
do, and are doing. When Socialists get
some power, as they have done in certain localities, they at once busy themselves with such measures as cleaning
the streets, looking to tenement laws
with a view of bettering housing conditions, taking steps toward shortening
hours of work, enforcing factory Inspection, prohibiting child labor, demanding payment of .taxes by the rich,
and so on, and so on. To all of which
the social reformer heartily agrees.
Even club women will agree with every
measure ever introduced by Socialists
in any locality in the United States.
Where, then, is the difference, asks
the well-meaning reformer, between
the work of the Socialists, and that of
other Individuals snd parties who also
work for shorter hours for labor, for
sanitary homes, and better civic conditions? And he has a right lo his
question. Also, his question should be
answered^ ever so often, that he may
not forget the answer, and may finally
come to understand its meaning.
The reformer, through a spirit of
altruism, and a hazy understanding
that It would be better for society as
a whole, would make conditions better
for the "oppressed classes." The
Socialist would have the "oppressed
classes," which is the working class,
as a whole, make conditions better
for itself, to "the end that it might finally come Into control of the laws
which regulate the conditions under
which it lives.
In this Social Revolution Kautsky
says, "It Is not the striving after social
reforms but the explicit confining of
one's self to them which distinguishes
the social reformer from the social
revolutionist—a political revolution
can only become a social revolution
when it proceeds from an hitherto oppressed class."
The freeing of the negro slave by
the Northern Yankee was a vastly different thing—to the negro and to society—than if he had freed himself.
The latter would have implied an intelligent capacity to use his freedom
alter he got it. It would also have
meant that he INTENDED to use It
after he got It. When the little coterie
of American traders precipitated the
American Revolution they were perfectly aware of their reason for doing
It, and they quickly followed up the
advantages gained by their act.
So the Socialist works constantly to
this end: That the working class may
better Its condition, gradually, or otherwise, as the case may be, consciously
and always INTELLIGENTLY, to the
end that one day it may wake up and
find itself master of the situation, and
general boss of the works.
Naturally the Immediate demands of
the Socialist appeal so strongly to the
reformer, and to the average person
who is chafing under the heavy harness of the capitalist system, that political parties are constantly pushed to
the extremity of granting, or apparently granting, certain reforms that "look
juBt like Socialism." But they are not
Socialism, from the fact of the difference In their Intent and purpose. They
are only palliatives, or "quieting powders."
Don't lcl the working class man and
woman mislead themselves on this
point to the end that they wlll sit down
and let the capitalists and reformers
do It for them. That Is just what our
enemies most desire.
An oppressed class cannot be free
until lt frees Itself! This is the revolution the Socialists are working for.
Socialist   Party   Directory
Socialist Party of Canada, meets second and fourth Monday. Secretary,
E. T. Klngsley, Labur Temple, Duns-
mull' St.,   Vancouver,  B.  C.
Executive Committee, Socialist Party
of Canada, meets second and fourth
Alonduys in month at Labor Temple,
Dunsmulr St. 10. T. Kingsley, Secretary.
Committee, Socialist Party of Canada.
Meets every alternate Monday in Labor
Hall, Eighth Ave. East, opposite postofflce. Secretary will be pleased to
answer any communications regarding
the movement In the province. F.
Danby,   Secretary,   Box   847,   Calgary,
Committee: Notice—This card Is Inserted for the purpose of getting
"YOU" interested In the Socialist
movement. SOCIALISTS are always
members of the Party; so If you are
desirous of becoming a member, or
wish to get any Information, write the
Secretary, .1. D. Houston, 493 Furby
St.;  Winnipeg.
SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL Executive Committee, Socialist Party of
Canada. Meets every flrst and third
Saturduy ln the month. 8:00 p.m., at
beaduuurters, Matn Street, North Battleford. Secretary will answer any
communications regarding the movement ln thla Province. L. Budden,
Secy., Box 101, North Battleford, Sask.
Committee, Socialist Party of Canuda,
meets every second and fourth Sundays in the Cape Breton offloe of the
Party, Commercial Street, Glace nay.
N. S. Dan Cochrane, Secretary, Rnx
491, Glace Bay, N. 8.
LOCAL   GREENWOOD,   B.   C„    NO.    9
S. P. of C, meeta every Sunday evening at Miners' Union Hall, Greenwood.
Visiting Comradea Invited to call. C.
Prlmerlle, Secretary.
LOCAL    FERNIE,   S.   P.   of   C.j    HOLD
educational meetings In tbe Miners'
Union Hall, Victoria Ave., every Sunday evening at 7:30. Business meeting first Sunday in each month, Miners' Hall at 2:30. W. L. Phillips, Secretary, Box 504.
LOCAL ROSBLANR, NO. 15, S. T. tl 0.,
meets ln Miners' Hall every Sunday at
7:30 p.m. E. Campbell, Secretory, P.O.
Box 674. Roaaland Finnish Branch
meeta In Flnlanders' Hall, Sundays at
7:30 p.m. A. Babble, Secretary, P.O
Box 54, Rossland.
LOCAL   xtZCWWL,  a.   C,   NO.   18,   S.   P.
of C, holds propaganda meetings
every Sunday aftemcon at 2:30 p.m. In
Crahan'a Hall. A hearty invitation Is
extended to all wage slaves within
reach of us to attend our meetings.
Buslnesa meetings are held tbe firs*
and third Sundaya of each month at
10:30 a.m. In the same hall. Party
organizers take notice. A. S. Julian,
e.very Friday evening at 8 p.m., in
Miners' Hall, Nelaon, B. C. I. A. Austin.  Secretary.
S. P. of C. meets every Sunday tn
ball In Empress Theatre Block at 2:00
p.m.    L. H. Gorham, Secretary.
LOOAL   RETBLSTOKB,   B.   C,    NO.    7,
S. P. of C. Business meetings at Socialist headquurters fourth Thursdays
of each month. B. F. Gayman, Secretary.
LOCA^ SANDON, B. C, NO. 36, 8. P. OF
C. Meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
In the Sandon Miners' Unlor Hall.
Communications to be addressed
Drawer K. Sandon. B. C.
Headquarters and reading room, 1319
Government St., Room 2, over Collls
ter's gun store. Business meeting every Tuesday, 8 p.m. Propaganda meeting evefy Sunday, 8 p.m., at Crystal
LOCAL VERNON, B. C, NC. 38, 8. T.
ot C. Meets every Tuesdav, 8:00 p.ra
sharp, at L. O. L. Hall, Tronson St
W. H. Gilmore, Secretary.
LOCAL   TANCOUTER,   B.    C,    NO.   45,
Finnish. Meets every second and
fourth Thursdays In tbe month at 2237
Main Street.    Secretary, Wm. Mynttl.
No. 61, meets every Friday night at
8 p.m. in Public Library Room. John
Mclnnls, Secretary; Andrew Allen,
Business meeting everv Tuesday evening nt Headquarters, 213 Hastings St.
East. .1. A. Maedonald, secretary, 1724
Alberni St.
:.OCAL     COLEMAN,     ALTA.,     NO.     t.
Miners' Hall and Opera House. Propaganda meetings at 8 p.m. on the flrst
and third Sundays of the month. Husi-
ness meetings on Thursday evenings
following propaganda meetings at I.
Organizer, T. Steele. Coleman, Alta.;
Secretary, Jas. Glendennlng, Box «J,
Coleman, Alta. Visitors mav receive
information any day at Miners' Hall
from Com. W". Graham, Secretary of
TJ. M. W. of A.
P. of C. Headquarters 622 First St.
Business and propaganda meetings
every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. sharp.
Our reading room ls open to the public free, from 10 a.m. lo 11 p.m. dally.
Secretary, A. Farmilo, 622 First St.;
Organizer,  W.   Stephenson.
of O.—Business meeting every Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at the headquarter)-. 139 Eighth Ave. East, between Third and Fourth streets. F.
Tipping. Secretary.
every Sunday, Trades Hall, 8 p.m.
Business meeting, second Friday, I
p.m., Trades Hall.    B. Simmons, seers- '
_Aly'^ JJ"^_Garnet St., P.O._Box_1046.
of C. Headquarters, No! 10 Nation -5
Block, Hossar Ave. Propaganda meeting, Sunday at S p.m.; business meeting, second and fourth Mondays at 8
p.m.; economic class, Friday at 8 p.m.
Secretary, T. Mellnlleu, 144 Third St.,
Hramlon,  Man.
S.  P. of O.    Meets first and third Sundays   ln   the   month,    at    4     p.m..     In
Miners'   Hall.     Secretary,   Chas.   Pea- (
cock.   Box   1983. ■
OP C.—Propaganda meetings every
Sunday, 7:30 p. in., In tne Trades Hall. _
Economic Class every Sunday, 3 p.m. '
D. McMillan. Sec. Treas., South Hill
P. O., Sask.; A. Stewart. Organizer,
South Hill P. O., Sask. All slaves welcome.
8. P. OF C Headquarters S28 tt  Main
Street, Winnipeg, room 2. next Dreamland Theatre. Business meeting every
Sunday morning, at 11; economic claaa
Wednesdays, at 8 p. m. Secretary's
address. 270 Young Street. Propaganda meeting every Sunday evening
in Dreamland Theatre. Main Street, at
8  o'clock.     Discussion  Invited.
LOCAL  OTTAWA,  NO.  8, S. P.  Of C—
Business meetings the first Sunday ln
the month nt 3 o'clock p.m. nt headquarters. Secretary, Sam Horwlth.
Headquarters, 36 1-2 Rldeau Street.
Phone 277. Address, 322 Gladstone
LOCAL   OLACE  BAT,  NO.  1,  OP  N.  8.
Business and propaganda meeting
every Thursday at 8 p.m. In Macdon-
ald's Hall. Union Street. All are welcome. Alfred Nash, Corresponding
Secretary, Glace Bay; Wm. Sutherland,
Organizer, New Aberdeen; H. G. Ross,
Financial Secretary, offlce ln D. N.
Brodie Printing Co. Building, Union
LOCAL    SIDNEY    MINES    NO.    7,    of
Nova Scotia.—Business and propaganda meetings everv second Monday
at 7:30 In the S. O. B. T. Hall back
of Town Hall. Wll'lam Allen, Secretary. Box 344.
UKRAINIAN SOCIALIST FEDERATION of the S. P. of C, is organized
for the purpose of educating the
L'krainean workers to the revolutionary principles of this party. The
Ukranlan Federation publish tbelr own
wceklv organ, "Nova Hrnmada" (New
Soclctv), at 413 Kinlstlno Ave., Edmonton. Alta. English comrades desiring Information re tho Federation,
write to J.  Senuk, Fin. Secretary.
In the presence of Death how beliefs and dogmas wither and decay!
How loving words and deeds burst
into blossom! Pluck from the tree of
any life these flowers, and there remain but the barren thorns of bigotry and creed.
We live on a grain of sand and
tears we call the Earth, and what we
know of the Infinite is Infinitely limited, but little as we know all have a
right to give their honest thoughts.
(To Locals.)
Charter    (with    necessary    supplies to start Local) $5.00
Membership Cards,  each 0*1
Dues Stamps, each 10
Platform   and   application   blank
per 100   25
Ditto In Finnish, per 100 50
■Jitto In Ukranian, per 100 50
Constitutions, each   20
Ditto, Finnish, per dozen 50
Socialist Party of Canada
We, the Socialist Party of Canada, in convention assembled, affirm
our allegience to and support of the principles and program of the revolutionary working class.
Labor produces all wealth, and to the producers it should belong.
The present economic system is based upon capitalist ownership of tha
means of production, consequently all the products of labor belong to
the capitalist class. The capitalist is therefore master; the worker a
So long as the capitalist class remains in possession of the reins of
government all the powers of the State will be used to protect and
defend their property rights in the means of wealth production and
their control of the product of labor.
The capitalist system gives to the capitalist an ever-swelling stream
of profits, and to the worker an ever-increasing measure of misery and
The interest of the working class lies in the direction of setting
itself free from capitalist exploitation by the abolition of the wage
system, under which is cloaked the robbery of the working class at tha
point of production. To accomplish this necessitates the transformation
of capitalist property in the means of wealth production into collective
or working-class property.
The irrepressible conflict of interests between the capitalist and
the worker is rapidly culminating ina struggle for possession of tha
reins of government—the capitalist to hold, the worker to secure it by
political action.   This is the class struggle.
Therefore, we call upon all workers to organize under the banner
of the Socialist Party of Canada with the object of conquering tha
public powers for the purpose of setting up and enforcing the economic
program of the working class, as follows:
1. The transformation, as rapidly as possible, of capitalist property
in the means of wealth production (natural resources, factories, mills,
railroads, etc.) into the collective property of the working class.
2. The democratic organization and management of industry by
tha workers.
3. The er'*blishm«nt, as speedily as possible, of production for
use instead of production for profit.
The Socialist Party when in office shall always and everywhere
until the present system is abolished, make the answer to this question
its guiding rule of conduct: Will this legislation advance the interest*
of the working class and aid the workers in their class struggle against
capitalism? If it will, the Socialist Party is for it; if it will not, tha
Socialist Part yis absolutely opposed to it.
In accordance with this principle the Socialist Party pledges itself
to conduct all the public Affairs placed in its hands in such a manner
as to promote the interests of the working class alone.
5   Yearlies - -
- $3.75
10 1-2 Yearlies -
-   4.00
20 Quarterlies -
-   4.00 SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1912.
DOMINION    EXECUTIVE    COMMIT-  are   looking  for  the   time   when   the
Meeting Feb. 26, 1912.
Present: Forrest, Mengel, Anderson, Gribble and Uie secretary.
Gribble in the chair.
Minutes of previous meeting read
and approved.
Application for charter from 18
Comrades of Cumberland, B, C, was
received through the Provincial Executive Committee. The charier was
Application for charter signed by
nine Comrades of Red Ituven, Alta.,
was received from Alberta Provincial
Executive Committee. The charter
was granted.
Communication received from Leonard Budden, secretury of Saskatchewan Provincial Executive Committee,
in reference to the affairs of the committee. As the committee is practically defunct, all of its business having been left for some time solely in
the hands of Comrade Budden, he requested Dominion Executive to remove seat of committee to either Regina or Moose Jaw. The secretary
was instructed to write Local Regina
requesting that it create a Provincial
Executive Committee to act until other arrangements might be made by
the Saskatchewan Locals.
Communications from Local Ersklne, Alta.; Local Sandon, B. C; Local Dewberry, Alta.4; and Local South
Raven, Alta., were received and dealt
As the office of the Dominion and
Provincial Executive Committees and
the Western Clarion has been removed to the premises in the Labor Temple occupied by E. T. Kingsley as a
printing office, thus saving to the committees the $1B.00 per month formerly
paid at Homer-Richards lane, It was
ordered that the sum thus saved be
paid to Comrade S. Lefeaux for services as accountant to the committees and the Western Clarion.
Financial report to Jan. 31, 1912,
showed balance on hand of $233.67.
Report accepted. It was ordered that
financial reports for each month be
rendered at the first business meeting in the month following.
present system will be abolished.
every cry of distress from impoverished men, women and children Ib an indictment of the capitalist system and
also of a professed Christian people
whose votes make possible this hell
on earth.
The brutalities and crimes of the
old slave masters were not more revolting or inhuman than the crimes
of the capitalist masters of today.
Here's a few Comrades that's been
hustling subs., but what's the matter
with the rest of you? If you would
gel a bundle of, say, live a week for
three months, which would cost you
66 cents, you could give them away
and eventuully get the sluve to subscribe.   Think it over.
Alf.   Budden, all  over Alberta 17
W.  Gribble,  Cumberland    12
D. A. MacLean, Calgary, Alta  8
F.  Teeple,  Brandon,  Man   6
Dan Cochrane, Glace Bay, N. S....
R. Whitfield, San Francisco, Cal.
A. S. Julian, Michel, B. C  4 I  ■
W. Minton, Fernie, B. C   4j    "The Truth" is a new ranting paper
E. H. Flegg, Winnipeg,  Man   3! published in Vancouver, it is controll-
P. J. Hunt, Mllden, Sask  3 j ed by a bunch of business men calling
M. Lightstone, Edmonton, Alta
S. B. Darnley, Tolt, Wash  2
F. Tipping,  Calgary     2
Fifty-four labor leaders of the United States have been Indicted by federal grand juries ln connection with
various explosions that have taken
place during the past six years in lhat
The  United  Mine  Workers  at the
late  convention  voted   for  industrial
unionism and Political action and de-
5 dared In favor of the Socialist Party
and the full product of their toil.
Capitalism allows a handful of
men to own the land and all the
means of life, so that those without land and capital are obliged
to work for the owners of the
machinery of production on
their own terms or starve.
Capitalism   keeps    a   reserve
McDougall,   Winnipeg;
C.   IIet
2 themselves The Good Government
League. It squeals about prostitution,
graft, liquor, gambling and everything
in general and offers a remedy that
has been tried  in hundreds of cities
calf,   City;   Mrs.   Yates,   City;   A.   E. i and failed to do any good.   If you see
Tipper, City; B. Oston, City; E. Simpson, Victoria; K. Dzwidzinsky, Cranbrook, B. C; A. E. Hart, Fernie; 'D.
Paton, Fernie; R. Walker, Barnsley,
Man.; Miss Dally, Bowen Island, B.
C; W. W. Lefeaux, Revelstoke; I. A.
Austin, Nelson; J. Allison, Nanaimo;
Tho. Gray, Mara, B. C; J. Sidaway,
City; 0. Brandt, Edmonton; Wm. McQuold, Edmonton; F. E. Bishop, Medicine Hat; M. McCombs, Heart Lake,
Alta.; H. Machell, Matsqui, B. C.
Local Glace  Bay     25
Ixical Edmonton    .  200
Local St. John, N. B  25
Klmberley Miners' Union     5
Sub. Cards.
W. Gribble, 36 yearlies, 36 half year-
lies; C. M. O'Brien, 20 yearlles, 20
half yearlies, 20 quarterlies; J. C.
Turner, Fernie, 10 half yearlles; Wm.
McQuold, Edmonton, 5 yearlles, 10
half yearlies; F. Tipping, Calgary, 7
half yearlles, 2 yearlles; W. Minton,
Fernie, 3 yearlies.
Cumberland ls the only place that
makes a move this week. Locals
should get their organizer to look up
the expiring subscribers.
Vancouver,   B.   C     1
Victoria, B. C     2
Brandon,  Man     3
Edmonton, Alta     4
Calgary, Alta     5
Winnipeg, Man     6
Toronto,  Ont     7
Present:     Forrest,  Mengel,  Anderson, Gribble and the secretary.
Application   from   18    Cumberland
comrades for a charter was approved,
and  same  referred  to  Dominion  Ex-'Fernie,  B.   C     8
ecutive  Committee. j Moose Jaw,  Sask     9
Communication from J. E. McGreg- j Montreal,  Que  10
or,  Crawford  Bay,   B.   C,   requesting j New Westminster, B. C  11
information  as to how  to proceed in , Cumberland, B. C 12
the  matter of organizing and apply- j NelBon, B. C 13
ing for a charter, was read.    Secre-j Ottawa, Ont 14
tary   reported   the   Information   had  S. Ft. George, B. C.
anything labeled Good Government,
avoid it as you would a slimy crawling
snake in the grass.
Because there are not enough men
to man the Battleships of the American navy five of them have been put
out of commission.
Premier Asquith and other government officials met the representatives
of the miners union and appealed to
them on the grounds of patriotism
"not to tie up the industries of the
country by striking on March 1. Why
don't the government appeal to the
mine owners "on the grounds of patriotism" to give the workers a decent
Premier McBride says the C. N. R.
has made good. Three-fifths of the
men who built it will claim otherwise.
Which do you prefer, McBrldes' railway policy or the full product of your
| North Battleford, Sask 17
Cumberland, B. C  17
Regina, Sask  18
Brantford, Ont  19
Ladysmith, B. C  20
Communication   from   secretary   of IN. Battleford, Sask
Local    Sandon,    reporting     healthy
growth   of  Local,   70  new   members
having been admitted since Jan. 1.
Communication from Comrade J. F.
Johnston of Enderby, reporting that
Local Enderby has for some time been
practically dead, but he ls determined to reorganize and put new life
into it.
Secretary Instructed to notify Locals through columns of the Western
Clarion of Impending election, and
urge upon them necessity of taking
steps to actively participate therein.
Financial report showing balance of
$23.45 on Jan. 31, 1912, was received.
Editor Western Clarion:
Dear Brother:
It is the pleasure of this Local of
whom I represent, to congratulate you
on the attainment of Free Speech in
Vancouver. I am sure every one of
us has felt for your Party, since the
struggle began. No doubt the Mayor
would like to have seen an end to the
existence of such a Party, but thanks
to the Comrades of the Socialist Party,
their flag ls flying higher and, yea,
even wider than it did before. The
outrageous ways the police acted has
been shown to the citizens of Vancouver and I don't think any right-
minded person could ever agree with
them. We are pleased to see you get
such large meetings, a fact in Itself
that goes to show the way in which
the wage slave is waking up. It certainly must have been a dream to him
to fancy any other so-called party
could assist him after what he has
seen for a few Sundays back. Sorry
If I have taken up any of your valuable time, also hoping you will find
space in your paper to publish this
and wishing you all the success that
Ib worthy to your Party, I remain
Yours sincerely,
H. DYER, Recording Sec'y., Local 26.
I. U. of Elevator Constructors.
P. S.—Our Brothers are all seeking
registration on  the voter's list, and
(By Watts.)
Comrade John Mclnnes has been
nominated to contest South Fort
George constituency In the B. C. elections.
• *   «
Comrades Charlie O'Brien and Alf.
Budden are organizing in Alberta.
Watch their smoke.
• •    •
E. H. Gary, steel magnate, made a
sensational  speech in  New  York on
» « *
Feb. 12. He said: "Unless capitalists,
corporations, rich men, powerful men,
themselves tuke a leading part in trying to Improve ihe conditions of humanity, great changes will come, and
they will come quickly and the mob
will bring them.'
Gary sees "the handwriting on the
wall alright, but its toe late.
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We have a few bound volumes of
1909 and 1910 Western Clarions left
we are offering them at SS1.50 a volume for a quick sale.
Send ln your orders for 1911 bound
volumes at once.
By Roland D. Sawyer.
Foremost'in every campaign of the
Russian Cossacks to oppress, intimidate and kill the subjects of the Czar,
is to be found a band of aristocratic
youth, whose object Is to urge on the
Cossacks and to represent the ruling
aristocracy on the scene. Here ln
America our universities have oft-
times furnished athletic aristocratic
youth to break strikes by scabbing,
but never before have any of our colleges sent men out to use the bayonet
and bullet and play the part of the
Cossack. It has remained for Harvard University to start the ball rolling. The Boston papers huve been
full the past week of pictures of Harvard's "company of 100 militiamen,"
sent to Lawrence to help break the
strike of the starving mill workers.
These men have been pictured as
"stalwart athletes," "sons of some of
our best families." The photos from
the papers which show these big 200-
pound men, well fed, well dressed,
comfortably smoking their expensive
college pipes, makes them contrast
very strangely with dwarfed, haggard-
looking mill workers.
Reports from the field show that
these Harvard soldiers outdo the
other soldiers already on the field.
Two thousand soldiers parade the
streets of Lawrence, led by Harvard's
Black Hundred.   Insolently they drive
army of about 10,000,000 peo-.
pie who are always on the verge
of starvation. This army gives
to capitalism the power to dictate Its own terms to the workers and to the out-of-works as
lo wages, hours, conditions of
employment, etc.
Under capitalism they receive about one-fifth of what
they produce. They work ten
hours, produce $10 worth of
something, and receive $2 for
their labor. Government reports tell them this, but most
of Ihem can see It in the very
factory where they work.
Under capitalism the means
of employment are privately
owned. The worker's job Is
owned by the capitalist class.
"The man who owns your job
owns you," said Horace Greeley. There was a time when the
workers did not believe the wisdom of this statement, but it is
no longer so. Too many have
been fired, and they know better now. The capitalist not
only owns the man he hires,
but he can give him away and
not lose a penny. However, he
never worries about giving the
worker away. Instead he gives
him a swift kick and the worker
is gone.
Capitalism allows the privileged few to own all the means
of life, yet It does not compel
the owners to employ those
Beeking employment. For that
reason unemployment must always exlBt. The system of profit could not exist without a reserve army of unemployed.
Under capitalism the part the
worker earns and does not receive passes Into the hands of
the capitalist class.    That class
demands interest, dividends and profit  on   their  investment    of  wealth,
which the workers created. The worker  is  not only  exploited, but  he  ls
forced   to   pay   a   premium    on   the
wealth of which he has been robbed.
Capitalism systematically manufactures prostitutes. Hundreds of
girls and women must starve or sell
their bodies for bread.
FREE to every
Every socialist in the world should get FREE
this thrilling story of the "Ball and Tyler Rebellion***"
—an uprising of the people against the nobles and
church in mediaeval England. Not one in a million has
ever seen this rare document which is merely one of
thousands of wonderful "original documents" in the
Library of Original Sources
which AH. socialists can get on an easy, co-operative
plan. This marvelous library is an eye-opener—it gives
the TRUTH that for ages capitalist Influence has kept
from the people to keep them under subjection. Here you
see the gradual rise of the people thru 7,000 years, from
slavery, serfdom, feudalism on to capitalism, all of w'lichr
shows you as plainly as a cross-roads guide board how tin-
Socialist Republic is developing out of the present system.
Shows How the Socialist Republic is Coining
Gives—for the first time—the real facts behind the ordinary
surface events which you read of in histories — the rock-botlem facts.
d-hot from those daring men in all ages who had the courage to tell the
mUTH even though they lost their lives for it —and you know how
many of them did.   This daring work is . is.—Jn,
the lime kind on the eailest co-opera-
tlve plan ln the world. MOT only the
introductory edition will be distributed
on this plan, so write today or you mar
bo too Into, as the large edition Is going
like hot cakes.
Published Expressly for Socialists
and other progressive people who do their own thinking. All socialist
writers, editors and organizers use it and urge every Comrade t« set it at
once. Socialists in the United States and Canada are using more of this
work than of all others combined.   No.other work gives more than
5% of this red-hot stuff.
The Socialist Victories
in Milwaukee, Schenectady, Berkeley, Pasadena and
otherclties were won because the comrades there have been
studying all sides of economics and government —or to
put it in plain words—Socialism.   Then when the election fights were on they were able to show the rest of
the people just what Social'sm is and the reason for
it. Men will vote right, you know, when they know
what right is They have not been satisfied with
the government of greed, privilege and plunder—they have been merely kept in the dark
but now when the comrades open their
eyes, they VOTE RIGHT.
.Are You Prepared
To Do Your Part?
The old capitalist papers and
politicians are beginningti>takenotlce
—tbey are getting scared. The hardest
lickamuRtbestruck NOW. Arevouprepared to help? Berger, Spargo.Warren,
Simons. London,Waylanu.Gaylord, Untermann, Irvine, Lewie —ALL leaders
say the boat preparation you can make f.
to read the Library of Original Sources
—"greatest work extant for socialists."
If you want to help — and we
know you do—send today for the won.
derful "Ball and Tyler" story and flnd
out how you can get a whole library of
of attentive detectives and stenogra- with ball cartridges were ordered If
phers Is anxiously listening in the "preserve order" at any cost. The
offices of  Standard  Oil. strikers in the procession, who werp
There is an easy way to fight it. i led on by Beveral women, insistot
Every meeting should be as open as (upon their rights and the charge fol
the meetings of the  Socialist party, j lowed.
Every move of the trade union should The strikers and their sympathl*
be as bold, as progressive, and as de-iers are highly Indignant over the ao-.
termined as the moves of the Social- i tlons of the soldiers.
Capitalism forces its workers to I ists. Otherwise the unions will con-1 The general strike was started as-
slave twelve hours a day—and some- tinue to play into the dirty hands or ] a protest against the action of the?
times sixteen hours a day—often sev- the detectives, and, for their own pur- street car company in refusing it*,
en days a week. It denies leisure and | poses, the detectives can always start employees the right to wear their ua-
pleasure  to  all   but  the  chOBen   few. I something in trade union circles that  'on buttons.
It has ordained that the working man   will be used against the unions—that
and working woman shall never travel far from their home, and then it
destroys the beauty of home life by
is, they eati  unless the unions decide
on absolute publicity for all 'heir acts.
When  they do decide upon publicity
huddling an  entire  family  in  one  or i they  will  become much  more daring,
two rooms.   It separates children and | much  more  militant  than  they ever j brilliant, more or less powerful.   That
parents.    Thousands of mothers have J have   been   in   the   past.    The  secret: light is reason, and he who blows that
Learn   to  strike  at  the  ballot  ai**f.
these outrages can be avoided.*
Nairn e    has    furnished    every   human being with a light more or less
to part with their babies daily while
they themselves go into the mills.
Under capitalism 939 persons out of
1,000 die leaving behind them no property worth mentioning. Fifty-five per
cent, of the children of the workers
never reach the age of five years, as
against 18 per cent, of the children
of the capitalist class.
These are but a few of the workers' grievances, but they are enough
to forever damn capitalism in the
eyes of all civilized men.
According lo press reports a nifty
little  Instrument  knows  as a  "dictagraph"  was Installed  by  the  Federal
people   from    their   own   doorways,| authorU-eB ,„ tte. offlceg ot ^ Intar.
worker is the worst of conservatives.' light out is in utter darkness. It has.
He Is the one who holds to the de- been the business of superstition r<nr
spleable methods of present society.— 'centuries to extinguish the lamp oT
The Call. Ithe mind and to convince the people-
that their own reason is wholly unre>-
Wives who cease to learn—who sira-
ply  forget  and  believe—will  nil  the
Australian   Troops   Charge   Peaceful  evening  of  their  lives   with    barre*.
Workers Who  Insist Upon  Right., jalgha  and  bitter  tears.      The  mint
to Parade—Many Wounded. ! should outlast youth.   If when beauti
Brisbane, Australia, Feb. 10.—A
bloody outrage occurred here today
when    troops    with    fixed    bayonets
fades, Thought, the deft and unsee*.
sculptor, hath not left his subtle Haa:
ipon the face, then all is lost. Tliere.
charged Into a crowd of strikers and is   no   bame   within   to   glorify   thiv-
wounded many.   The strikers had or- wrinkled day.
ganlzed   a   procession   Intended   as  a !	
demonstration of their strength. j    Chris.    Frederickson    of    Daldwiot.
When   the   Brisbane  officials   Were |Man., enquires  lor a brother by the*
advised    of this   plan, troops armed iname of S. L. Johnson^
order people not lo look out of their I
windows,   drive   back   the   Indignant
masses as  their leaders are  thrown
Into jail,    The  city  of  Lawrence  Is
being systematically  terrorized  after j
the most approved Russian fashion,    j
Our ruling State machinery, headed
by   Governor   Fobs,   who   sends   the |
troops,  and  who  Is  a  candidate forjdous Importance and one that should
the Presidential nomination, our State  ue  l'"6he(I  t0  the   \*T!  llm"-    ",st
national  Association  of  Bridge    ami
BtrUCtural iron Workers, und through
j it the conversation of President Ryan
with various union workers were overheard and Btenographlcally reported
by spies In a room below.
There  is  here  nn  idea  of  tremeii-
machinery is being used and the peo-1
now  union labor Is hemmed  In  with
pie's money spent to drive these men \ 8l||es- Tllere •>re 8llles ln the rank8'
and women back to peonage and slav-j There are spies hovering buzzard-like
j ery.   Harvard's Black Hundred shows
Look  up  the  ad  for  Free  speech
The late Liberal government estimated the cost of building the G. T, P.
at $13,000,000 it has already cost $110,-
000,000 now the Conservatives are going to spend more on lt which will
bring the cost up to $236,000,000 with
interest and all this amount will only
build the line from Winnipeg to Moncton. Don't you think the working
class could do better than that?
.   .   .
The McBride government cannot
face the music, so they have called
the election for March 28 and will use
Ihe September voters lists. This Is
commonly known as a square deal.
There are spies waiting
for employment and  willing to work
the dictagraph against any labor organization.    Hut   why   use   lt  only
against labor organizations?
One might be installed, for instance,
and hasteaway to teach the strikers ]'n   *he °mceB of  the  malefactor  of
a lesson.   To this class the strikers | S1**-**-1 wealth.   Or one might be placed
the length to which class feeling runs
here In Massachusetts. These wealthy
scions of our rich families see their
family income endangered by the
strike, they cut the exams and school
are but "damned dagoes;" an Inferior
strata, whose divine mission is to
drudge for the benefit of their masters.
And God help the poor Italian, Jew,
Syrian, Hungarian, Canadlnn or Belgian who gives these men any excuse
for an act of violence, for it will be a
broken head or arm or n stab In the
Every   pang  of   empty   stomachs,
Western Clarion
B.C. Executive Com.
Dom. Executive Com.
1 Labor Temple, Vancouver. B.C.
In the Outlook office so that the Con
trlbtitlng Editor's changes of attitude
could be recorded. One might be ln
every committee room of every bank
and financial concern. One might be
placed in Republican nnd Democratic
headquarters. One might be placed,
to enormous advantage, In Tammany
Hall, and the secret orders of Mr.
Murphy might be taken down Btenographlcally and given to Ihe world.
It would be a much better method
than scouring wastepaper baskets to
get a glimpse of private correspondence. Men will say things they are
too wise to place on paper.
There Is no hint that such an ap
palling Instrument Is in the office of
J, Pierpont Morgan, or that a group
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"This mouldy old herring was drag-,cards and
_V-tl out into the light again on Wed-j or- j,  r,_ UEe(j [ts power
: y the I4ih. in st. by the Premier    0 »]le employment  of
■Moving the following resolution and their presence in the schools?   It br.d
fijfeu Liberal representative  (Brewster, | not    rn hh.s he had Introduced :: Bill
rerulatins their eni] loymenl lu certain
meaning had not been grasped,    .ie
had so often and so clearly expressed
the   principles   of   Socialism   in   the
HOiise, in the presence of the member
for Alberni, that he had not thought
it possible to be misunde; stood.   The
pades. Hud the government j previous day he bad not tried to enter
well in respect j
Orientals, ;:r.d
mo a discussion on Socialism, bul had
died to keep to the point. If he allowed Brewster's stateemnt to go by,
it, would be interpreted that the Socialists were willing lo let the Japanese
cnler, now, to compete with lhe white
worker. The object of the Socialist
>vus to destroy competition. Capital-
inn was based on competition, and lt
meant death and Injury to the workers.
They wished to do away with ll and
substitute co-operation. When competition was removed, what harm could
the Oriental do to the white man by
coining here? They came today because conditions in their own country
were so bad, and they had come to this
to better their conditions. Very few
people did not have an inborn love for
- •.•ih.iiii), moving ihe amendment at-
H 'h,I.    iloth spread  themselves theI industries which was within the power
-■-i   way  tbey  know   how   lo  prove' 0- (nc, Pr-vk.ce to enact,    That  had
-•*'' "* °wn  particular party  was  the| been a onanoe for the Conservatives to
tame and only organization which  de-j Bhow their Sincerity   In   ihe question,
Bred  really and truly to protect the w.hkll ffaa cne affecting the life and
**4>He  voting-man   from  lhe  oompeti- health of the white workerB In the Pro-
•at the Oriental.   Sure signs of an  vlnce| but ,he ,.eC0rds of the House did
- .-a. iv appeal lo that horny-headed In-  not Bhmv 8 slngle Conservative had
-ivi.lual voter. I voted for lhe BUI.
■Tliat whereas the feeling in the! But the worst feature of the Oriental
.."vovince of British Columbia has long j mention was their presence in the pub-
ijtxn opposed to Asiatic immigration; , 1]c pchools. with the resulting effect
.BMil „I)on the minds of the white children
-Whereas numerous reprssentations   which  was an adverse one owing to  ,. ..„  .. _„ . . .
- .   .    .. .T    . , .,      .      ., , ., .the country they were born in, and
.ir-»*i-»e been made by the Legislative As-  the different moral conception of the ■      ,       . . .     ,     ,. .
,,..,,_.,       .   ..    __•    , , „ ,       ... .   . , preferred to go back after an absence.
;:*s»nbly of this Province to the Federal  two races. Or enta  chi dren had know-1'    .. °   ..    „ .    . .      ~.      „
.m.   ... ..,      .   ^ ...     i .<.  ,      ..   .      ... So it was with the Orientals.   The cll-
-Bittliorlties, setting forth the views of i ledge that white children did not at-       ..        A     ..        ....    „   ._   ,.
._ , ' ,,',.„ . , .   matic   and   other   conditions   in   the
-.Ae people at various times as being   ain until near maturity, and the feel- countries    W6,.e    guitable t0
mm -favour of effectual exclusion; and    I ing in the Province was very strong on | {hem   anfl ,f they cou)d (,0 8Q   they
"Whereas on account of the action that point.   The government, with full | woul{1       fer t0 Btay there.   So, when
.-al the Dominion Government on sev-| power to act and with money to burn,. M      tltIon had been destroyed and
■■*** occasions in disallowing local leg-j would not spend a few thousand dollars I Soclalism obtained thev would come as
J-HteUon, framed on the lines of the! to establish separate schools, or make |vlg ,n gearch Qf p,easure Qr educa
■Mwnimonly called 'Natal Act; with the .known the. least intention to act in the
xifcijeet of preventing such immigration, J matter.     Notwithstanding   the   great
'•"fee  local  Legislature  has  been   pre-, prosperity credited   to   the   Province
■■sated  from  exercising authority  on | they did not, and would not, vote any
:.5!» own behalf; and > money for that purpose, and had sign-
"Whereas   a   Delegation   from   the! all'y faiIed to snow an>' sincerity in
Oovernment   of   Brilish     Columbia,!(iealin-- wiUl either uhaEe ot tne 0rl-
■wliose report has been submitted to Iental <"iueEtion-
•-abas House, has recently made further! He agreed with some of the remarks
wwwa urgent representations on the sub- made by the Premier as to the Oriental
ttxx to the Federal authorities to the, races. The Socialist Party did not ie-
■jsfl&ct that the immigration from Ori-,'sire to cast the slightest slur on them iers have waded through shambles to
•-***-.*-ul countries still continues in a de-JThey had come to this country, i.s ev- maintain the course of law and order.
*i!!-r-*e constituting a menace to white eryone else had come, to hotter their Where diplomacy must be used, "the
"atoour and the desire to preserve Brit- j condition, and there was no reason to good of the people is the mode to em-
SOA  Columbia  as  a  white  man's  do-1 say harsh things about them.    While  Ploy-    it is as natural to the profit
'here they should have fair play and ! mongering, trading, masters of today
' protection of the law from anv indig- J as ducks are to water, buying and sell-
Bta. heartily concurs in the repre-"1*^ There might be sociological and N flourish in fraud and chicane;
■^aliens made by the said Delega- ™«*1 ™aso^ preventing assimilation. | hence their ideali. All movements put
■tStm to the Right Honourable R. L.: but when her« *<* *ere entitled to into motion to more firmly entrench
Borden,   Prime   Minister  of  Canada, j eve'*-*' Protection.   They ht.d not always | the masters as masters and render the
ot it.   The anti-Oriental riots a few ! position of the slave more slavish are
' wrapped up in a "good of the people"
tion, and be welcomed.
The resolution passed, (the amendment being defeated) the Socialist
members refraining from voting.
Continued from page one	
"justice" upheld amidst rivers of blood
and indescribable misery.   Their sold-
Therefore,' be it Resolved, That this
jon'd desires to express its great satis
.aB-tlon at the announcement that theVP!"*s ^° •" Vancouver did not orig-
BtevCTnment of British Columbia willlina,e witn the whlte workingmen, but
:*» -consulted in connection  with the! *rom 1uite other elements—some of
■tww Treaty with Japan so far as con-
the very business men who were now
aideratlon "specially" affecting British ! Professing,     indignation   at   violence
Ci-Smnbia may be concerned; and        j whlte  workers   were  now  being   ac-
1 cused of. Oriental labor had been orig-
i inally introduced (under Conservative
rule) because the labor market was not
i sufficiently supplied, but that condition
I no longer oblained, and labor was get-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     I ting to be a perfect nuisance, and the
IMx. Bcewster moved in amendment,^Conservative  party had  changed  its
--".-coridea Hy Mr, Williams, to add the! attltude_    when a working man gets
SceVuwing after the word "and," at the;hungry now an(]   puts   up   n squawk
**nt- oI tne nrst Preamble: ]about ,t_ tney break a p0|lceman.8 club
"■"Be it further Resolved, That His!
"Hantntr the Lieutenant-Governor be re-
mweted to forward a copy of this Reso-.
'auiuon to the Honourable the Secretary,
.-af State at Ottawa."
package. If the ministers of the gospel
can be induced to take the matter up
all the better. They are given the outward appearance of a balm for the hor.
rid sore of wage slavery. As for Instance free trade; Cobden and Bright,
slobbered and wept over it. Dr. Bowring waxing eloquent, called It 'Jesus
Christ on Earth.' The abolition of the
chattel slaves in the U. S. A. was heralded as a divine act, whereas it was
an effort to unloose a huge quantity of
wage slaves for the capitalist markets.
The exemption law already mentioned
is and was instituted solely for the
-Be It further Resolved, That this! ove]. n,B' head    „ they contlnued t0 do ; farmers benefit, as we have seen the
■Btaise regrets the absence of any as-jlhat ,t wou]d on]y inorease the d,ffl.
-Huna-ice from the Premier of Canada | cuIty and make thjngs dancei.ous tor
• fls-x any legislation passed by this ] ,he ming powe].s ,n B c The bus)ness
.- £fo»ae for the purpose of regulating, n hJd foum] m ,hat thg j cQm
'-teBigratlon into British Columbia will i peted wjth them ,n bU8lneM and tbeir
aot be disallowed by his Government, \       ,Bg wag againgt them Qn that &Q_
rand that in any Treaty arrangements
entered into by the Dominion Govern-
swaixi with the Empire of Japan the
tiSitrs of both the Dominion and the
ftxoyinces of Canada to regulate the
amraigTation of Japanese subjects will
ise maintained; and."
The Premier In his address, which
wits delivered in his usual campaign
■noanner, alluded to the "strong influ-
sWmWSBsf' around Laurier that had sue-
■OBttied  in  defeating    Ihe    Natal  Act
count, and had been largely the cause
of the outrages in Vancouver he had
referred to.
The white worker, were it not for
the sociological and racial differences,
would welcome the Oriental to B. C,
; but at present their   coming creates
i confusion.   Were it not for those reas-
! ons the Socialist party would have no
objection to their coming to the country, and under a different system they
would be welcomed, but now they were
pasfled  by  the  local   legislature, the.
•fc-pimese   competition   in   tbe   |abori not desired here, and should be kept
oaarket, much greater now than ever,
ind the fact that Hindu labor was not
■ "s-iiiccess" in B, C, "We protect'our'
■Mile, then why not protect 'our' white
workingmen from unequal foreign
Un petition?"
Hawthornthwaite  said   that   when
out with as little friction as possible.
It had been suggested that arrangements could be made for the Chinese
and Japanese governments to restrict
the emigration, and that course would
probably produce ihe least friction.
What connection was there between
-•--vr the question came before the! all those matters and the resolution?-
Smote he always felt that an election W"1** was t0 be taken ,ne,'el>' aa an
•a-*, not far off. It had cropped up in | eulogy of Conservative administration
»90O, 1907, ln 1909, and in the years '«* ('a'"'fla and B- C- wllicn McBride
j-**- previous to Dominion elections,! ««ate-l t0 P,ace on recora- He (the
3»e votes and proceedings and the' speaker) did not see why the Socialist
Or»!nr Paper being studded with slm-l Part*** *hmM s»PP°rt the resolution,
•aw resolutions. The Conservative!"*"11 'hey would seriously consider
-putv "had been trying to outdo thel what attitude they would adopt. He did
-U-terals and would doubtless make It! not want to see the workers of B. C.
m-mxr cry In the coming elections, but deluded into believing that either the
me was convinced that among the! Liberal or the Conservative party was
-Mri-tag people it would fall flat, Tor!'heir one and only friend In this mat-
the,' would understand exactly what |'er.^They had no t'eason to place any
Jt meant.    There might be a certain
«i*0'--erity and seriousness this time in
McBride's professions, but when the
i"rtrmier had accused the Liberal party
lieing insincere in the matter, he
them in any matter affecting their interests, if they were to be judged from
the records ln B. C. and Ottawa.
On the following day (Feb. 15) Brew-
•verlooked the fact that a Conserva-j ster, after a lengthy speech in sup-
"B»*s government was in power when port of his amendments, finished up
1fcric.nt.als arrived ln the greatest num-
-.The Premier had dealt upon the eco-
-\»«tmic, ..phase of the question as lt af-
lae-ueu'•: the white workers living and
•sWM-es, but had not referred to Its ef-
%vet on tbe educational system, and
t)*- employment of Orientals in dan-
Sexrms industries. The matter of ex-
•aamnion lay largely In the handB of the
■Ottawa government, but In other re-
WpoctH the power lay entirely In the
'jKadB ol the Provincial government,
*i»d the matter of education was pure-
«y a concern of the local house. Mc-
IKiide had said that Laurier had used
•Sbfrerae' ln dealing with the question,
Art. he (McBride) could give Laurier
by professing to be astonished at Haw
thornthwalte for saying that under another system (Socialism being meant)
the Orientals would be able to come
In unopposed. As everybody would
have to work under that system, he
did not see but that the Oriental
would still be competing with the
while man.
Hawthornthwaite spoke to the
amendments. While endorsing the idea
of an arrangement with the Oriental
governments to restrict Immigration,
he characterized both the resolution
and the amendment as having been
produced for political effect. Replying
to Brewster's criticism of himself, he
said that he was  surprised that his
grain growers are not trying to bene
fit themselves alone, not at all, they
are uplifting humanity.   The struggle
to suppress the booze traffic is not so
that slaves may become more sober and
efficient and need less wages to exist
on, not at all, it is purely a movement
in the interests of humanity and   so
forth.   Now rises the question of Referendum and Recall, there is that nigger in the wood pile?   So long as the
wage slaves are Capitalist minded, so
long as they  tolerate the  wages system, so long as they are content to exist under the profit and loss rule in
which all the profits go to the masters and the losses to the slave;  so
long will it be perfectly safe to place
in their hands the    Referendum and
Recall. Nay! It may even become necessary to do so in order to check the
ever  increasing number  of  Socialist
members.    An  easy  thing  indeed to
make public sentiment.   A word or two
to the newspapers a carefully circulated bunch of money in the constituency from which the Socialist member
was elected and the Recall would be
put In force.       It would be perfectly
easy to continually  Recall  men who
had  been  elected upon the Socialist
ticket by sympathizers or thoBe comrades who do not understand the general laws of Capitalist production. The
masters,   poor  fellows   suffer  a  perverse fate, they forged the workers'
ballot in order to overthrow the Lords
at the time of the Chartist agitation;
it is about to be used against them
with deadly effect.    They introduced
education, to make the slaves more efficient and forged.the weapon of their
own undoing.     They have nourished
the Idea of Democracy until the slave
thinks it is indeed for him and is beginning to use it.    They have talked
about "our country"  until the  slave
really thinks It is his country and will
speedily see tt is his, In deadly earnest.
And now they have forged the Referendum, so long aB the slave thinks slavishly all Is well, but let the Socialist
thought  dominate  the working class
and this weapon will be turned agalnBt
them.    Till then the Referendum is
none of ours, it belongs to the Radical
Democracy who are the Socialists' bitterest enemy, because a hidden one.
And in conclusion all society voting
against the development of society can
not stay ItB onward march very long.
Try and dam Its course with legal .fetters and It will burst over, under and
around your   dam,   however   stronglj
I stood on the quay at St. Johns,
New Brunswick, and watched the passengers disembark from the Empress
of Ireland, which had conveyed them
from their happy homes In England.
If they bad lived in happy homes one
would scarcely have believed such to I
be the case, eo wretched, so ragged,
so miserable did they appear. However, this may have been due to seasickness or lo the fact that tbe steer-
ape accommodations on these palatial
liners would turn the nostrils of a
Belt-respecting hog. Why tho word
"palatial" by the way? Like a palace,
containing every luxury, every convenience, every arrangement that can
conduce to the welfare of the passengers—of the firat-class passengers of
course—while the great majority of
the denizens of this floating city, crew
and passengers alike, are packed together like herrings In a box and fed
on the cheapest grub procurable.
Before me was a great stack of baggage. Each package bore a name-
Joe Smith, Wm. Brown, H. Jones—and
ln huge capital letters the inscription
"NOT WANTED": "Joe Smith, NOT
Here comes Joe Smith, at least, an
individual who grabs the trunk with
this name on it. He is followed by a
big man with a fat cigar in his mouth
and a uniform adorned with bright
brass buttons on his exterior. This
gentleman Is the customs officer—a
most, important personage—and he
has a great appreciation of the fact.
With a piece of chalk he makes a
mysterious sign on Joe Smiths belonging, and departs.
We get into conversation with Joe
Smith. How did he happen to leave
the Old Country? we ask. Well, he
replies, couldnt get work; tried everywhere. On the factories and warehouses and shops was the notice, "No
Help Wanted. For months I was
looking for a job. At last I heard of
a job out in Canada and the man I
am going to has paid my fare in advance; I dont know what I should
have done If this hadnt' turned up.
Joe was quite confidential. Further
conversation elicited the Information
that his future employer would pay
him $15 a month and his board If he
stayed all summer.
Not Wanted In England: There
are thousands that are not wanted.
What to do with them is the trouble—
the Unemployed? Cant' find 'em work,
can't feed 'em unless they do work,
can't very well shoot them or string
them up—they might get hostile. Let
tbem go to Canada; we don't want to
be bothered with them.
But are they wanted in Canada?
Yes—by the employers—in order that
wages may be forced down by the
competition for jobs. But the workingman knows what the immigration
means: It means ultimately the lowering of our standard of living; nnd the
workers constitute the great majority
of the population, though they are
slow in realizing this fact.
Joe Smith iB Not Wanted in England; he is not wanted by most of
us in Canada—at least not aB a competitor for the jobs loaned us. The
shipping agent pats him on the back
and tells him how glad the Saskatchewan people will be to see him (the
shipping agent pockets a five-spot
over the transaction), and the Government pamphlets assure Joe Smith
of the prosperity that awaits him.
Sure, the more Joe Smiths the more
prosperity—but not for Joe Smith.
The propserity is for the capitalist
But you can have too much of n
good thing; and the capitalists can
have too many Joe Smiths. They have
too many in Vancouver right now;
they dont know what to do with them.
And our hero, who has by this time
arrived at the "City Beatulful," to
quote from a recent Issue of the Vancouver World, finds he ls still "Not
Wanted." He is an undesirable citizen, not allowed to giber with
his fellows on the public streets or
to discuss with them the somewhat
Interesting question of where the next
meal Is to come from.
But the time is coming, and the day
Is ever growing nearer, when every
man willing to do his share of the
worlds work wlll be welcomed in any
land; when every child born into the
world will have as his heritage his
part in the natural resources of the
earth and the accumulated wealth
which centuries of labor have produced, which wealth Happens to be
at the present time ln the hands of
the Idle capitalist class. Labor has
produced the railroads, the factories,
the steamships, the Bawmllls and all
the great machines of production and
distribution—but these are owned hy
the non-workera, the Idlers, and are
only at the disposal of the workers
as long as profits can be produced for
the owners. No profits, no work—no
work, no wages—no wages, no food.
NOT WANTED. The time Is coming when these words will be applied
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King George and Queen Mary will not
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