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Array Owned and controlled by the
Socialist P»rty
0f Oanatit  '
int-erest of the
Workinf Class
fjMBEB 728.
8ubeerIptlon Price
--acrlptlon Prlc*   ansa  a-*********
The Aftermath of the Boer War. Death Comes Quickly—If Not By Disease, Then By the Bullet.
13 H
••aiumayo ia not ssch ancient his
m but that oas person here snd
■here, with an •xcepUonal memory for
pi,lv tales of barbarity and suffartng.
an with «n e.«ort r*call something of
it, tscts of that interesting; esse. The
rM(iri- writer endeavored to show
ilat the wavs of indignation which
-«ei<t over the land, from the Cabinet
sinwers in onr Immaculate Parlls-
„--,t~to the poet (1) (bow deceased)
.io one* stirred th* natloa's soul with
, doatbless pow osllint upon the
Hrtu.li iriildofj* to "Harry Up for Pity
art,,i" (the merit of which poem was
tamlwmcly acknowledsed by It being
nrlr.ted on red cottoa hendkercblefs
Li wild st a price within the means
„. ,11 wbo had a nose to wipe thereon)
ninh, well hsve been l«t loose over
MMlly deserving happenings very
aiirh nearer home.
That statement did aot meet with
uhersal approval It Bsemed incred
Me to some thst those smart Jovial.
•ift-l'stted gentlemen who rush to and
in between Park Lane and Tbrog-
vortim Street, and who carry *o graee-
-.ilr the knighthood* and honor* heap-
ti ii-vm them hy the liberal Govern
-Met could ev«r he gailty. conld even
Ul under suspicion of being gulltv. of
u* ci-rh atrocities ss thos* with which
those strange-named servnni* of e
British company turned the peaceful
Putumayo Into a rtver of blood and
i-sra In a "Devil's Paradise."
Recent happening* la South Africa.
Kcvcr. in which 'drttlsb miners and
British soldiers, s'.d British t!1 caplt-
alius, snd "Britfah knights, and the
hUhrtrt of high oSlcers of ths British |
Crow--, sre concerned, show clearly
coonth lhat In sll easeatlals. the "cult-ire-:'" ones of onr Western clvtllsstlon
.re (|nlte ss cspsbte. given the mater
:»!.« u snv Portugese h*lf-brr-e-l In Ihe
.,-r of Itrltteh capital, of creating a
-Devils' Paradi**" of their own, with
iwth-b Wood sad hrswn. on the soil of
tke British Rmplre.
Ait the humhug of thst *lv old *er*
ntti et Satan, W. E. "Gladstone, who
towed hi* machinations In the Inter-
•at* nt the ruling etas* with • »llme o* "blast
"moral"  cant. In which the "wrongs">the 'face,
of the Balkan people nnlvering onder; retold, on
rule before the age of forty.   Here to
a  table  which ahowed at that Ume
how Inevitable   Is   the doom of any
man who undertakes this work:
*«**ot Percentage of
"*Br,,ce- men affected.
 -    70
 L-  100
"Daily News."
"Then all the miners and tbe population know that tbe mine-owners are
reKpor-alble. In the same way for the
death rate among the Kaffirs, which
Mr. Bauer, the Minister for Native
Affairs, bas characterised, as regards
the natives from tropical countries, as
little short of murder. There was no
need for any limitation In the phrase,
the probability is tbat over 100,000
natives bave been killed in tbe mines
since the war," (Mr. R. L. Outbwalte,
M.P.  In "Reynolds's," e.7.13.)
There can be no escspe from such a
:nass of evidence supplied by tbe capitalist-*' own tools snd fellows. Ten
thousand victims In a year! It would
take a continent of Putumayos to
equal this stupendous crime. When
the war was raging we were told that
they were "painting the map red," but
never tn those days of open and avowed slaughter were such libations of
blood poured out to tbe "Imperial;
Idea" ss have been run out. as from a
jvsst broken cask, every year since,
to satisfy the blood-thirsty vampires
ol Park lene. In tbe ultra-respectable
West End of London.
lt Is the Story of Whitehaven retold
tn more callous letters. Tbere miners were hurled to death because It
would cost their safe snd comfortable
masters something to ventilate tbe
mine In accordance with tbe first
clause of their own Mines Act. On the
Rand thoussnds of working-class lives
are thrown away annually becaune
lt would absorb some of the kntehte-1
owners" profits to spray with water In
:he pn-rec* of roek-drilliog. and Io allow lime for the dust to settle sfter a
before the men returned to
It ia the story of rubber
a scale more in  keeping
A Liberal Government are ln power
This, of course. Is equal to saying that
cowardly bullying will reach its zenith
during the period of tbe present administration. We bave bad many
nolsesome examples up to date, and
now we are treated to another, in
which humble people In Ireland are
arrested and charged with conspiring
to publish and circulate seditions
libels concerning the Government and
their armed forces. Tbe offenders are
alleged to have posted Ln the thorough*
tares of Belfast placards stating tbat
tbe "soldiers and police are used by
the Government to crush the working
man when he stands up for his rights."
We are perfectly well aware that a
statement does not necessarily have
to untrue to be a libel. We know that
a famous lawyer has laid It down that
"the greater the truth the greater the
libel." and it will be very interesting,
In view of the use thst was made of
troops in Belfast a year or two back.
In view of the part the military played
in the great railway strike of August,
1911. In view of the police activities
in Manchester, Liverpol, and London
during tbe last two years, in view of
thc menace of tbe gun-boats at Grime
by and Hull, and within tbe last fortnight, at Leith: It will be interesting,
we repeat. In view of all this, to observe whether the Government intend
to rely upon the truth of tbe. libel lo
m»**nify tbe enormity of the "crime."
However, we do not blame the Government for repressing every attack
upon the security of the ruling clasa.
Men holding tbe view tbat it ls true
that "the soldiers and police are used
by the Government to ems', the working man wben be stands up for his
rigbtB" will by the force of logic expect those forces to be set in motion
directly a blow Is aimed at those wbo
control them. To let light in "upon
the purpose of the armed forces was
therefore bound to be "regarded by
the law officers of the Crown as of the
hUrtiest Importance." Only what
might be expected, therefore, haa happened.
This latest piece of bullying, however, shows up the Liberals as what
they are—tbe most cowardly of all po
Gray hairs come not through pleasant
long yeara,
But come through hours of grief without tears
Por the dear that got wrecked, and
who never appears.
Gray hairs come but through hours of
Through  night's  sleepless until  the
And through the dark momenta yoa
death wish to borrow/
-Gray hairs corns not through glee and
Come not through years of ease and
But come through  the toil of yonr
strength's dally measure.
Gray hairs come aot through eves by
the fire
With child and wife; bnt when hopes
When vainly yonr dear ones  bread
from yon require.
Gray hairs come not through being Ill-
Come through the wealtn that ye have
While being to slaves, not to masters,
—Radmann A. Widing.
Capitalist Courts Peforming Their Function As Bulwarks of Capitalist Interests.
A portion of the late King Edward's
tetters are to be destroyed—there's a
The Salvation Army are supplying
strike-breakers in the Suit and Cloak-
makers strike ln Vancouver.
lttical parties. For "King" Carson can
openly incite to rebellion, and even go
the length of enrolling and swearing
thousands for the adventure, yet the
Government date not lay hands upon
the powerful rebel. But when it comes
to a couple of shop-assistants, then-
why tben lt looks like a dodge of
Lloyd -Georgian cunning to convert
Ulster to Home Rule by the simple
course of sickening it of "Saxon"
tyranny.—Soc. Standard.
Tuesday, Sept. 2. 1913.
th« spiked  and  •nviawmed  h«*l  of {with  the dignity of the yellow com
-Abdul the Damn*-.'' were In particular modlty 	
turf.* to be a aiaL J*alou*ly -ruarded j    It cannot ■*> pleaded that this awe. To A|| Ubcr U|||of|t |fJ the prov,ne#.
as* hrcserve-d. for him to clean htoJMi* murder of black ud "white uu»*
*-***rrlmed shoes on. hss been. It seems. | work of s few of the a^««
Hw-atbed  «a   --rest   with  compound j i,   to sided  and connived  at  Dy tne
^^^^^ Whole master class as such.   How the
British Government   Imposed a   hut
t«x" upon the native* whose land they
aterest. to th* Liberal party. While
xb*x «re bus* fulminating against the
*Whiie Rtov* Trader" at home, they
w. with brutal synlr-Um. crowning the
Mood-reeking fortun*e of South Afrl-
«a millionaire* with title*. So that
the iiolttlcal fund* of the "Groat Liberal Party" may benefit, they make murder resr-ectahte hy covering It with
the cloak of knighthood.
Thr-se who do not know how. snd
« *h»t co«t of working Has* suffer-
tor. *»d misery, these South African
fortunes hava- been amassed, sre In-
•lied to think over tb* scsnty particulars here repreduc*d from a Pre**,
•-Mr*, under th* ayatem. tail* to sup
*■*•**' much that they would for the
simple reason that seasallon (and ad-
vortlsements) Is th*lr life'* blood
'Hwever healthy a Trsnavsal
rock-drill man may appear to be on
Mi refim to thl* country.' Dr. Hal-
•tone told tb* Departmental Commlt-
•*•* on Industrial Ms***** In 1S0T. 'he
"III rrobably be dead within a year
or two.""
("Pall Mall Oasette." T.7.1S.)
"Hie death rate of one section of
"it men who mine the gold—the ma-
•sine or rock-drillers—I* over 850 per
tno-isi-nd from one disease—miner's
Phthisis--sion*. Such • death rate
•■"oro s single occupational disesse
■»« he unparalleled in the whole in-
-'■•irtol world. It o*n only be com-
****> with King Leopold* Congo Free
Bp-aklng before s representative
■■■"■ting of mining engineers In .lohan-
jwlurgh In September last Mr.
K"*'*". th* Government mining en-
-•'■"'••er s-tid: 'Sooner or later every:
*nT-*r underground  In  thes*  mine*
of British Columbia.
Fellow   Workers:— For    the    past
eleven months a lockout has been in
existence at the mines tn Ladysmith
_^^^^_^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^_ and Cumberland.     On    May 1st the
had stolen, and sent a military force miners of  Nanaimo and South Wei
i'oWforce the payment of the paltry iington went on atriko to support their
.urns that could never pay the ex-, fellow-workers and also to secure bet-
rlnZ of collecting tbem. in order to t*r working conditions for themselves.
Mm the blacks Into the mines to The Provincial Government was re-
,Vrr the money In which alone tbe | quested by the Federation last Janu-
imlm* were pavable. may not be en- ary to attempt to bring about a set-
Irelv forgotten bv some who do not i tlement between the operators and the
...jierlalty   treasure   the   memory of < miners
fontract miner's pbthtsls."
The praeHcsl result of commissions
m Inquiry hsvs been recommendstlons
that water be used to keep down the
■"'it which osusea the disesse. These
''("onimcndations hsve been urged
"Wn the mine-owners. In each caae
M,h the same result—utter calloue-
"ew and netlect-
rhese extracts were written by Dr.
(' I* Ugrasrs, M.R.C.S.. L.R.C.P., sn*l
**■*'- reproduced la the "Morning
'-••■'ler" for December 1,1»1L
.. No less than 10.000 people die In
''"*•* mines every year." {Mr. Merrl*
. "Miners' phthisis Is said to be due
0. the Inhalation of fine, dust wh ch
,r1l»'» not merely from rock-drilling
*Whntit the accompaniment of water.
"If ulio from the blasting operations
*«h explotivse. last y*«r more than
J.00" of 8.000 men examined by the
"e-llcal Commission w*re found to
"•vc phthisis. No rock-driller could
*ork in th* mines for ■Ixteen years
'   vscaps It.   Death took place as a
ProMfrnda Meeting
*■ ♦*• in«***st* at th* "srwateg
CUB* **••*
tbes<- curious Incidents. It reads snd
looks and smells remarkably like some
ef the mtana resorted to by the "bri-
nands" who cost virtuous Fn eland the
price of s special commission and a
House at Commons inquiry. Ten thousand victims a year! Oh. tbe stinking hypocrisy of the howl that greeted
the revelation of tbe Peruvian atrocities?
The wnr which was engineered in or-
iler that the mine-owners might
sqneere another four million pounds
profit per annum out of the writhinr
and nuiverlnr carcases of their white
and black slaves was the work of a
Tory ndmlntotrstlon, but it was reserved for a Liberal Government to make
the Transvaal a "self-governing"
-olotii*. In order that they might be
able to say when mtner* were to be
butchered on the Rand: '"We cannot
Interfere." Strange, Is it not, that
when the Ontlander* were supposed to
be writhing In agony under the Indignity of helng without tbe franchise,
tbe fnct that they were under a foreign government did not prevent the
full armed might of the British Km
ptre being used to "see them righted."
but now that theae minera are being
ma.--.sacred in cold blood by troops provided and paid by the British Government, under the direction of a
Itlrh officer of the British Crown, on
soil "painted red" with blood of ten
thousand British soldiers, nothing can
be done because the Trsnsvaal ls a
felf-governing British colony!
I say nothing about the lives lost In
the so-called rioting. When life Is
held so cheep It seems little enough
to make a bother about. But whose
estimate ot working-class life ts it that
tounts ten thousand workers lives as
of less Importance than the cost of
providing safe conditions for the mining of 10 million pounds worth of
gold? Think of that great array of
workers—men of your own class—
who must march to death to produce
(.ne year's output of gold from South
African mine*. Ten thousand of
tbem, black and white. For every
million pounds 250 lives, We have
been nurtured on grim snd haunting
pictures of the unspeakable Arab
slave-caravana, but waa ever anything
more appalling enacted in all Africa
than ts enacted by these Bilk-hatted
brigands of Park Lane. West?
Fellow workera, very guarded must
be the language of the revolutionary
who would crlticlse> those who en-
rtneered a great war In order to grab
the mines, who have butchered you
on a hundred shambles from Peterloo
nnd Festhsrstone, to Llanelly and tht-
Rand, who waste your lives by raising
the loadllne of ships, and by refusing
to adopt automatic couplings on the
Instrml of bo doing the district was
flooded with special police who have
acted as scabherders and generally
harassed the strikers.
In i-plte of tbls the operators were
unable to break tbe strike and aa a
last resort the militia were called Into
_jp- . .use. in order that thoae most active
tbe Peruvian atro*ion   bf,ha-r  of  the  m\wn  mtgat be
I either hounded out ot the district, or
put in prison.
Over one hundred and sixty minors
have been thrown into Jail on tbe most
frivolous charges. One of the officers
of tbe Federation, Vice-president J. J.
Taylor, la among those, in jail.
The Nanalmo representative of the
workers in the legislature has been
committed for trial on a fake charge
of felony, the Intention being to deprive the workers of Nanaimo of a
representative  in   the  legislature.
It should be borne In mind that the
only two working clasa representatives in the local bouse are those
elected by the miners now on strike,
and that the tnt-ln cause of the pres
ent  strike  was the non-enforcement
railways, who murder you by the thousands for the mere cost ot ventilating
coal mines at home and spraying the
dust In the mines of South Africa. To
spesk too plainly of these things ts -to
ask to be sent to prison, for those who
set so little store on your lives have
taken every cunning care to so hedge
about their victims with laws and
armed force that they must die almost unheard. Hence much must be
left to the reader's Imagination. But
attention la directed to tbat clause in
our Declaration of Principles which
declares that the "armed forces ot tbe
nation exist only to conserve the monopoly by the capitalist class of the
wealth taken from the workera. Its
contradiction. In the face ot every
military action since the war, from
Sir George White's (the "hero" of
Ladvsmlthl smashing of the coal porters' strike at Gibraltar to the lateat
gun-boat demonstration at Lelth and
cold-blooded butchery tn the streets
of Johannesburg!) ts here challenged.
It cannot be seriously and truthfully
If this Is true, then it Is true also
that the hope of the workers Ilea in obtaining control ot those armed forces
by capturing political power.
That ta the way out—the Socialist
way. First to deprive the murder
class of political control by ceasing
to elect them and their Labor allies to
Parliament — electing Soclalista in*
steed--then by expropriating them
nnd establishing the Socialist Commonwealth. There la no other way.
—A. is. JACOMB In Soc. Standard.
of the Coal Mine* Regulation Act, In
its entirety.
W* arm convinced that thla I* an or
-janiced effort on th* part of th* provincial government to stamp out this
worKlng class representation on the
Island, in the hop* of killing the
growth of th* workers political move
ment, and to prevent thsm from keeping in existence sn Industrial organization.
The Federation was formed for the
purpose of protecting as far as possible the interests of its membership.
The coal miners on Vancouver Island are affiliated with the Federation
and for several weeks a number of
members and officers of organised labor have been urging the officers of
the Federation to call a general strike
as a protest against these methods
that are being used by the provincial
government In an attempt to break
the miners' strike.
However, each organization wtien
It affiliates with tbe Federation reserves the right to govern Itself in Its
own affairs.
Therefore as each union bas local
autonomy the, Executive Board of the
Federation has not the power to call
a general strike, moreover lt has not
the funds to carry on an extended
We are also aware tbat a number of
the organizations have agreements
with their employers covering a period
of year*.
Despite these conditions, adverse to
a general protest of organized labor
agsinst tbe endeavors of the government to Intimidate our fellow-workers on Vancouver Island, we believe
that the membership of the Federation have the right to express their
approval or disapproval ot the proposal, to call for a general strike of
short duration, by tHe workers of
Ilrltlsh Columbia.
If you are willing to lay oown your
tools and leave your employment for
a period of forty-eight hours, in order
to make the .**iost emphatic protest
possibl* against th« action* of th*
government, you will vote "YES,'' if,
however, you approv* of the use of
th* militia In an attempt to defeat
the worker* you will vote "NO." The
officers of the Federation have no
power save that granted by the support of the membership.
No one can save or protect the
working-class but the memi-era of that
W* request that apecial meetings be
called to deal with thia question at
the earlieat possible date. After the
vote haa been taken local secretaries
will please fill out the attached form
and forward at once to P. O. Box
1044, Vancouver.
If the Federation Is to endeavor to
perform the function Tor which it was
intended, NOW is the time to act.
Yours fraternally,
G. A. BURNES, Victoria.
J. Cl'THBERTSON. Greenwood.
J. FERRIS. South Vancouver.
J. W. GRAY, Fernle.
J. KAVANAGH, Vancouver.
J. J. TAYLOR, ladysmith.
A. WATCHMAN. Victoria.
Last week an article appeared ln the
Clarion re the recent affairs on Vancouver Island, also a letter from Joe
Naylor. Probably a little more on tbe
subject wlll be Interesting; to readers.
Naylor was without doubt the most
popular and powerful man belonging
to the. U. M. W. of A. In Cumberland,
and was respected for his integrity
even by tbe strike-breakers, but being
a cUss-consclous men be was naturally
a thorn in the aide of the capitalists,
and the obvious prey ot the rapacious
thugs tbat are at present infesting the
Previous to his arrest he bad conducted affairs here from the beginning
of the strike, and his wisdom snd
judgment in all matters was aaked for
and acted upon, so it ls easy for one
who baa learnt to look upon things
from tbe standpoint of material interests to see why he Is now in jail. For
nearly eleven months the powers that
be bave been scheming for his arrest.
When, in the week previous to July
19th, rumors were circulated that tbe
scabs were going to drive the strikers
out of town, tbe latter massed on the
main atreet to await the onslaught,
and Joe waa busy keeping the boys
from getting excited. He succeeded in
keeping perfect order until a scab by
the name of Cave, big of frame and
apparently glorying in his position as
the leader, eame into town with about
twenty more. About 8 p. m.. July 19th,
one of his men darned with a striker,
and both were ar asted. The strikebreaker was prove I to be the aggressor and fined $10 and costs, the striker
being discharged. This waa the commencement of tbe supposed riot Cave
walked back up the street challenging
the strikers to fight until one of the
latter took it up, and they clashed.
The striker was arrested, s crowd
gathered round, and he was released
—and that is about all that happened.
About a week after arrests were
made, sll of them on indictable offences of obstructing the police in the
execution of their duty. These cases
were so flagrantly unjust that it raised
the indignation of the whole population. Tbe mayor was eo much Impressed with the injustice dealt out to
the strikers and the way the police
were shielding the instigator Cave
ths*" he bad a warrant issued for the
letter's arrest—-but here stain -corrup*
tion appeared, for when the case came
up for hearing the information had not
been signed, although the mayor pat lt
in the bands of the judge himself.
Naylor's arrest ls generally accepted
as the result of his endeavors to restrain Cave, and shows plainly how
the authorities and the company are
working together to break the strike.
It was found necessary to draw out
the men who were working, directly
and indirectly, around the mines. As
the outside work is a source of supply
for strike-breakers, thla irritated the
In so far as wealth is expressed in
terms of exchange vslue, it is correct
to assert that labor produces it all. If
labor produces all wealth, as expressed
ln such terms, and other than the producers are found to be in possession
of it it logically follows that, by meana
of some trick or device, they have
been deprived of possession. In other
words, they have been plundered, unless it can be shown tbat they received
an equivalent to their products in exchange therefore, would be to completely nullify capitalist proflt. Such
an assumption, therefore, cannot be
entertained, as it to well known to
everyone tbat colossal fortunes are
continually being builded up through
the operation of productive industries,
which would manifestly be an impossibility were the workers given an
equivalent in exchange for what they
As a rule the worker receives an
equivalent in exchange for his labor
power (mental and physical energy)
as will keep him in good working condition from day to day. But he can
produce far more value than he himself consumes. This arises from the
fact that with tbe modern implements
and methods of production the productive power of a laborer (skilled or
unskilled) for a given time, aay one
day. la sufficient to produce more than
enough food, etc., to sustain him for
such period. In other words, by one
day's labor he can produce enough
food, etc., to generate' more than one
day's labor-power, receiving as an
equivalent the price of the food, etc.,
necessary to produce another day's
labor-power in the place of the one
sold, and be received all that h* waa
justly entitled to out ot the transaction. He was paid for whst he *old—
labor-power—-an-1 not for the result of
his labor, or what he did. The difference of the exchange value of his
labor power and that of the products
that came Into existence as the result
of Its expenditure, measures the extent
of his exploitation, and whatever little
pleasantries afterwards indulged In by
the members of the business world in
connection with the products in question, sre merely the ceremonies, customs and courtesies peculiar to thieves
busily engaged in dividing the plunder
accruing from their marauding expeditions. Such after-happenings should
In no way concern the workman, for
he has already heen done up. Hla exploitation was mad* complete undar
th* wag* trick. Unless he, understands
that he is skinned solely as a producer, he becomes an easy mark for every
muddle-head afflicted with the "robbed
as a consumer' belly-ache.
company, and a striker named Maioik,
a Russian who has been auce-asaful ia
getting his countrymen to quit, was
arrested on a charge of vagrancy. Ns
other charge could be found fa th*
whole category of crimes In the criminal code. He was arrested st tares
in the afternoon, and the next morning he aaked the jailer to be allowed
to ease himself. The jailer beat bim
with s bunch of keys, closing oae of
hi* eye* and inflicting other injnrtea.
When his trial came on the following
night he waa in such a state of ear*
vous exhaustion that he could baldly
stead. His charge of vagrancy wss
dismissed, bnt the jailer Immediately
lodged soother charge—aasanl-ttBf a
police officer in tbe execution of his
Thia is the worst case that hss ever
come to tbe knowledge of sny one oa
strike. It eclipses them all. It Is apparently now a common practice for
the jailer to thrash and turn tbe hose,
on the foreign unionist* when arrested,
hut in spite ot tbe tyranny of the judicial authorities the detenntoBtaTm of
the strikers has suffered no dlnlnu-
Irreapective of whether we win thi*
strike or not, it fs proving of great
educational value to many of the workers, in who** mind* there still lingered
sparks of patriotism to capitalist Institution* and boundary Unas. "Those
sparks hsv* been effectually «Ktln>>
guished by the policeman'* ciuh.
Henceforth their loyalty will he to the
working el***, on whoa* awakeninf
will depend the dawn of a brighter d*y
By "WAP."
A flying visit of the most Illustrious
professor, Elbert Hubbard, was made
to the city of Vancouver some few
weeks ago, of which a most stirring
account la given by the learned gentle*
man himself In the August issue of
MacLean's Magazine.
In perusing these wonderful lines
ode wonders what kind of animal this
"long suffering public" Is, for of sn
the puerile piffle that ever appeared
In the column* of a prostituted press,
the article te question take* the Bf*>
cuit seventeen times over snd then
Although only in Vancouver a very
short Ume he proceeds to give a description of the plsce thst Is truly astonishing. Passing by hla statement
that there are sixty hotels in the city,
to which, lf arrangements have aot
been previously made, access is most
difficult resulting in the poor traveler
having to make his 'flop' in the haB,
or some other incongrous plsce; Ignoring his tall stories about the trees In
Stanley Park which rise "hundred*'**
of feet Into the air, and the roses
which bloom lustily at Cbristnwtlde,
we come to the enlightening announcement that poverty and slums are unknown, and everybody appears happy
and contented.
Then follows the remarkable reason
for this state of bliss and happiness.
Tis because all Vancouver's population are kept busy, for this hypocritical bourgeois muckraker states
"Happy and Healthy are the People
who Work."
After this he dilate* upon the Blessings of work, the glories of the Single
Tax. etc., etc, until the reader's head
begins to swim, i.e.. lf it ls aot too
■olid to perform such an aquatic
However, we have known men wbo
WORKED In the ditch with a pick and
shovel until their backs looked like a
camel's, and their hand* became like
unto the feet of elephants; we hsve
known girls who have WORKED tn
the cotton mills of Lancashire until
their face* took on a death-like hne,
and whose teeth feel out in consequence ot the peculiar process of sucking the shuttle; we have known pud-
dlera who became more and more tike
the puddllpg-iron they wielded every
dsy of their lives, owing to the diligent prosecution of thst health-giv-
'ng. happiness-producing exercise of
WORK; we have known—but what's
the use?
We. who have handled the pick sad
shovel, who WORK at the mill, mine,
puddling-furnace. etc., and whose labor produces everything ot value on
this terreatiai globe, recommend a
good course of WORK to our Hub*
bards (eepecially of the "Old Mother"
type), our silken-clad ladies and sll
the rest who can so advantageously
mouth pleasant platitudes about tbe
glories of WORK, sod we are now *n*
gaged ln educating our fellow WORKERS ao that, when sufficiently enlightened, they will proceed to take
the fruit of their own labor for themselves.
Mass Meeting
of Manchester, Eng.
British Despotism in India
Sunday, Sept 7th
3 p.m.
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St cants far three mamtma.
In U. & sin-rle sua-s^-Maoes SI.M per
Bnsdles  of  t or  sacsrc -so-wea,  fa* «
period of net la*** Imam tmroe tattntba, af.
the ral* ef I cent* par copy per li
AdverUcin* rata* «* *|»**ifcstl-*n
ir j ou rec-dvc thl* amper, lt Is
making remit'**-*) by cheque,  ex
'   Address   "
enanie muat be sSSsS,   Address stl
■ror-tesuon* ***. *uaak* bH raoce? orders
a. c.
Witth Um laBet oa your paper.   If
tbls  oumber Is ob  It, -re*or eub-
aertption expires with tb* next last-*.
government By force o-to-fvemnatfon
aad much stage thunder they hope to
attract sosa-deot support ftoeo the un-
intelllge-at portion of the workera sa
will enable them to oast from office
the preeent occupants of the treasury
benches, and to oocapy thst long*
coveted position themselves. Tl* s
forlorn hope, but tis * hope, end they
have been existing ob hope for lo.
these many yean.
Kcoaoeilc development In B. C. has
removed the necessfty for the presence In the political field of a party
representing the smali fry of capitalist butdness. hy removing that claa*
itself. Big capital reigns *uprem*. sad
lt* -reouirements are fully met by It*
tradition*!   political   expression,   the
Conservative party.    One shore (and
still -more forlorn)  hope, remains to
'them.    That lies in renouncing the
iname of "Uberal,*" and adopting that
'of "Labor."    Signs ar* not wanting
i that it will be tried.   Experiments on
'<- that line in B. C. sad Alberta in the
past have beea disastrous, it is true,
snd are doomed to be more so in the
more rapidly for the task that now is
looming up before them—the •eixtire
of tbe political pr-wer of the state for
tbe purpose of abolishing all forms of
exphNtation aad servitode, by placiac
tbe ownership of the mean* ot life In
the hands of their creator* aad a*er*«-
It wtll be done, for it must be done.
There is no other way.
•y J. K. Mcrftor.
Dau-rbten shall be bom to him;
Tbey  will  be  pot  to sleep  on
'1 hey will be clothed wtth wrappers;
They will have tiles to play wtth;
It wtll be theirs neither to do right
nor wrong;
Only about the spirits and the food
strong light on the oldiet of human
ftruggie*. the struggle* between the
Tet. noti. withstanding all th* obstructions tn the w*y of woman, we
see her by leaps and bounds getting
a* rarer her goal Tbe practical environment into which modern circuro-
suncea have thrust her. her making a
living independently of man. bave In
the last few decade* shaped h«r character to fight for her economic
•Tights," aad developed her conscious-
ness to heoome free, economically aa
n-ell as morally. The time ia not far
distant when the man who will look
upon woman as a necessary machine
ro be introduced to him when sexually
mature, a ma-Jhtne that should be untouched, unsoiled. to suit his manly
appetite, will be considered as wild as
tbe ancient Hebrews who stoned their
I wives for adultery.   It is now for wo
SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   ll   19W ! totoro, ** Uberal polittdaas and tho* &****-) **» **•« products  of another
Z^±^^L^!rrrKuma* J+J2Z dtoorsaalxed snd desperate remnant* ***** ttM.-eamo the other no less
j of the claa* tbey represent sre as notorious for their lack of political In
By the Insane astiathm**-* of the pro-;sight ss for -their proficiency in the
win they have to think. __
Aad to cause no sorrow to their pa-j ta^'ta''aah asmttteasV
****■ __.        _ __.       raaetity aad pertty were the two
—Chine** Classic.. itmant_ „» bar for centuries.    It to
With the burning queetion rising to
the 'ip* of humanity—if one msn were
v-incial Attoraey-OeaseaL from whose'arta of chicanery, fraud aad deceit,
all the C^ervstlve «d Ubera, rep- LEMON POR THE WORKERS.
tile pre** have takea their cue, the.
general public ware saked to believe
that the miners of Vancourer Island
had embarked npoat a etmrae of action
that can oaly bs eesapared to the
"Reign of Terror" of tbe French revolution of 119*. Horrible tales of murder, wounding sad araon were -fished
ap to justify the dee-patch of all the
military forces at the daapossl of tbe
government to the. scans of the "outrage*." aupplem eoted by aU the riffraff that coeld he tadneed to accept
the position of "sr^eeials," aad lead
themselve* to the task ef roandin*:-up
the offenders. With melodramatic
bombast we were infOnaed tbat "law
and order" would be restored sad the
miners taaght a lesson, if lt took nil
the police aad miUtis fanes of the
province to do ir* sad the flrat an*
Omrttative. aews froas the sceae of
"anarchy" was provided by s com-
Bisadrng oflcer of the militia, wbo
tostined tbat the whole situation had
been "grossly exaggerated." (It Is
significant tbat be baa aot opened bis
mouth since). Not a stagte individual
bad beea killed, or evaa seriously
hart, by tbe strtkin*; miaera. Facts
tbat nave since come to light put the
responsibility for the destruction of
property 00 the shoulders of the strike-
aasakers. Not a single proof has yet
seea adduced that aay action -taken by
tbe strikers wss aot rendered necee-
asry by thc action of tbe special sad
regalar police ia order to protect
ttsssawlvsB sad tbafr women from ta-
Jnry sad insult
From tbe iaceptloB of the struggle
twelve months ago up to date, toe
tow-brealdag baa beea perpetrated by
tbe provincial t*o-r«rnaseat offlclal*,
Beea Bolemnly sworn to enforce ike
taws oa tbe statute books of theprov*
face. From tbe premier of to* prov-
iaee «V wa to the most rafaanly "spe-
eaaV aU their efforts have besa ta
tbe BmrmeOtm ot restating, combating
aad mtorepreeenting tb* endeavors of
tbe miners to hsve the law regulating
tbe eonduet of the coal-mJning industry enforced as it stood. Special aad
regular police have, from the start,
used sll to* means st their dlspoaal to
aggravate aad provoke tbe strikers to
avast reprisals to their despicable tootles. The local magistrates have seconded sad encouraged their effort* by
tbe ssost Bbamele** sad outrageous
df-etefons against strfksrs baled Into
thstr courts for reaiatlng assaults from
tbe strike-breaker*, sad tbe police of
the inrrernraaBt hsve refused to srrest
tbe latter for assaults oa the strikers,
er insults to tbe women committed
right under their noses.
Responsibility for this attitude on
the part of their forces cannot be
- evaded by tbe government. Such con-
duet could be indulged la by those
committing It only on In-rtrnctlone
definite or Implied, tmm their superiors. From this chars* there eaa be
no escape.
B. <*!. workers will bow realise thst
rovernment ts of thugs, in broadcloth
aad fustian.
The Uberal party bas such a malodorous record la B. C, sad hss been
so decisively defeated tbat the chance
at it ever again betos beaded the
icias of government sre so slight ss
to be negligible. Tb* policy of rttting
on the fanes adopted by tbelr organ*
In tonnectioa with tbs troubles on the
Island will but serve to confirm the
opinion held by tbe vast majority ef
tbe wcefcsrs of tbls «gregatioa of
hypocritical rafonasrs, "radical" par-
aad foutto-rato pctttictsns. Real
Istafl tbat aa a party tbat aspires to
serve the interasU af tbe ruling class
tbey past do nothing to offend them,
or tbs esapalta slash funds will not
be forthcoming, thsy are profuse la
their profs-station* tbat "law sad order" awat be prwrarrad, aad at th*
saras time tbey are printing details
of the BltoatiiHi that redact credit oa
tbe miners sad givs publicity to ths
public demonstrstioaa la tbelr favor,
•acb details, of ceu-ras- are suppress-
sd by tbs *mTsramsat «rsss, which ts
saother "pfflsof' that tbe liberal party
is tbs oaly on* flt to be trusted wtth
tb* InteresU of the "Intelligent worker* of B. C." -tbat sob** workers will
•fail" for thla gam* ts a foregone eoa-
elusion, but tbelr aiunbars are gstttag
smsller by ilcgree* aad beautifully
,.0. a^StoiSa^u'h^
to ftwatoi* l^M^BfaW-rlllty la re*
•tattag the *pasai-Bs*lato law of sash
siasHorstivs   Msaatirsi   as   Socialtot
assmbera ta the past have introduced.
*bJSj*^I*».****W *•**
wbich they, ta oosaawa with th* pap-
f-jr* «overum*at mtammm greets the
atfjon af to* SatoSFi to taking tbe
aNtbe* 4M tojaaaf* the protection
ted the** brtoa "sWars thst rule,
was -wr-ia*.   The
":*Wr J^M-iiBs"
safat      _■*!■.■ ' .***-P!tS*ln^TsB*t
„/' ***.'. **^W'" Jf
■ fHW^SSfiSsa^aaato'
.'-"' W .'■^Zy!Q$Ta^,;\\mfm^;
the result,
of tbs
bat to aa
llty of mak-
Brittob Colonial capitalist rulers sad
their toots sre busy writing hlatory
these daya, aad incidentally their own
epitaph. It is significant tbat this is
happening in those portions of "Our
Glorious Hempire" that an moat completely subject to tbe rule of the big
aggregation* of capital—South Africa
and British Columbia. Ia both theae
port-tees of the Empire the middle
elsss aad Ka political expression is.
for practical purposes, non-existent
and the field is pretty well cleared of
their confusing and misleading influence. In tbe former to* gold and diamond magna*** have things their own
sweet way, tn the latter the railway
sad coal-mine owner* carry the government ta tbelr vest pocket. And
that the power of government ia no
shadow" many of the workers will
be able to testify, pointing, if further
proof were required, to the graves of
tbe hundreds shot oa the streets of
Johannesburg and tbe crowded prison* of this province, both filled by
the bodies of the workera who dared
to question the right of their exploiters to ruthlessly kin and maim them,
and condemn them to death by the
lingering process of "miners' pthisis."
Drunk with the knowledge of un-
trammeled control of the executive
arm of the government, opposing political factions of the middle class so
diaorgsnised snd quarrelling that
tbere is no danger of the reins falling
into -tbelr hands, tbe exploiters of
both countries bsve no misgivings sa
to any unlooked-for result from the
demonstration that their right to rule
ia founded oa their might. That they
went to further limits in South Africa
than in B. C. in their demonstration
eaa perhaps be socounted for by the
mixed nature of the working population, which militates against the sense
of clsss-cobesion snd mskes co-operation difficult. Tbat the win to deal
out death to the workera on Vancouver Island waa and Is fully ss strong
cannot be denied. Officers snd men.,
press snd politlclar.s alike, have ex-
Dressed it in unmistakable terms, and
he who would deny that such hsppen-
Incs sre possible In B. C. Is s purblind fool. Tbe tone of the press, particularly, forcibly reminded one of the
blood-thirsty demands for tbe massacre of the disarmed Communards,
and if It had been repeated on Vancouver Island, the massacre would
only have stopped for the same reason—the caresses of the slaughtered
providing a menace to health. Every
lickspittle town official, from mayor
to policeman, every Jerk-water lawyer and notary, every venal magistrate, long inured to doing tbe scavenger work of their masters. Joined
in the chores of vilification of the very
men from whose aweat and blood they
draw their sustenance, aad shrieked
for swift vengeance.
ta say society founded on robbery
the robbed can have no friend*. All
other classes but those necessary te
the production of .wealth aro parasitic, sad their tntorssts lie In keeping
thing* ss they sre—the workers pro-
dudflg wealtb. to be divided smongst
the leeches thst hsve fastened on
their hacks, the Mottsllsta snd their
haoeers-oo. Leech-like, ruler* hsve
neither th* numerical, mental or
physical streaath to subdue their victims. Their strengtn lies In the Irnor-
sace of their victims ss to the method
necessary to set rid of th* pests.
Events la both countries referred
to prove Up to tbe hilt whst tbe Socialist propaganda has always pointed
out—that all laws are written in the
Interests of the ruling elsss, snd when
the written law sets In a manner
prejudicial to tbelr Intereata It ia -removed or Ignored, aad the primitive
Isw of ths club takes Its place. "The
-rood old days" are wtth us yet when
"he shall take who hath the power,
and he shall keep wbo can." ~
Tb* moral is obvious, snd In the future will not nssd so much hammering to make its entrance into the
besds of the workers. Political power,
ths modern phsse ni the ancient clnb.
must be wrested from the hands of the
present' possessors .by those upon
whose besds tt is now descending, snd
used' by tbem in their own interests.
This must be accomplished by tbe
working elsss itself. Ths interests of
sll other class** In the community sre
diametrically opposed to theirs, snd,
notwithstanding their intern*! quarrels, the different sections of the capitalist claas stand as an unit wben
their power to exploit the workers Is
challenged. It i* the desire to crush
out ths Soctolist movement on Vancouver Island thai!: has prompted the
despatch of the military forces to ths
seen*, aad this fsct will get the 80
ctaltot propagandist a more attentive
hearing than in the pest from that
**cUon of tbs worker* which hss' been
Indifferent or hostile. Claselanorsnce
is being fast displaced by class-con-
selousaess, aad although tbe present
affair is not tbe imnradist* prelude to
important query—whether woman waa
really "created*", for subservience to
man? The economic problem gave rise
to tbe sexual, aa the two are after all
strongly interwoven, snd almost in-
aeparabie. Centuries of experience
have to sweep over human life, for cer-
tain conceptions to take on a definite
form ta the mind of maa. Just as
gigantic cities evolve from a little
station houses on the bare back of the
vast prairie, so may our attitude
towards a certain subject have emerg
ed from tbe most insignificant Incident of peat existence. To the student
of sociology the correlation of past and
preaent, the simple and complex, becomes more obvioui., the more analy
tical hi* mind becomes- He knows, for
instance, tbat militant suffragetism ts
oaly a sequel to the greet rebellious
manifestations of women of age* gone
by. aad that it could not end with the
smashing of s few window panes on
toe Pall MaQ. or the. notorious acknowledgement of the Pankhurat's.
but tbat it has to take it's course of
progress, onward without end. its aim,
the very best for womanhood
The classic histories of Greece and
Egypt show us the seething discontent of woman with her subordinate
condition. The moat ancient mythology of the land of the pyramids, tells
us about a queen (afterwards made
goddess by the members of her sex)
who boasted of having given birth to
many children without coming in sexual contact with man. Woman about
that time also worshipped a certain
bird that was supposed to create life
from itself. These are only symbolic*!
factors snd yet they go far in proving
thst the struggle for sex emancipation
snd independence for woman began
thousands of years ago.
When tbe matriarchate. the rule of
mothers hsd to make way to the
Patriarchate-Rule of Fsth«*e
the pantheon of the god* hsd to undergo s change. A great struggle ensued among the rulers of heaven, according to Homer, and the more modern came out victcrioua. The
gods snd goddesses that were adored
before private property made its entry
into human society, and wbo naturally
stood for the economic equality of the
sexes, were banished by the new
family of gods, or coaxed to submit to
the new terms. Zeus, tbe symbolised
power of man, came into being;. Hera,
although mother of the gods, wss only
his wife, and respected bim aa her
lord and master.
A regular family lifts—the reflex of
tbe Greek family—is to be seen residing on Olympus, with a great deal
of honor bestowed on Zeus and his favorites, and punishment for those that
dared to gainsay him. He guided the
thunder with hie mighty hand, and
dealt the llehtning stroses st bis enemies—In short, he it was who ruled
over the destinies of all. The heavens, to the uncultured mind of primitive msn, hsve always been the mirror
in which they imagined their own life
repeated. Man'* mind is too finite to
Imagine pictures or scenes be never
saw nor heard of As in heaven, so
on earth. The father, being the chief
of the family while alive, is made the
househoM god after death- HI* wife
end children are his possessions, snd
be may 'do with tbem as be plesses.
Earthly snd divine law* forbade every
extravagance to woman, but
Man the Law maker
himself wss very careful not to debar
himself from earthly pleasures. Zeus,
for instance, had many amorous ea*
capades in the form of swan, bull, etc.,
while Here, the mother of the gods,
had to stay borne, eat ambrosia pudding and mind the babies. Woe to her
lf she should be caught making eye*
Socialist Party Directory
bobsiss axactrriTB costarrrss
Socialist Party of Catts**. meet* flret
and third 8vnd*y*. I *>•**"»„ *t »»«
Main St-    J. H. Burrc-ugh* 8««!r*tavnr.
coLtncBiA _*ra*o**T»*cxaa
SwcuUv* Corotntttce, fSoclallat  Party
of Canada "-eoats **m* ** eeeye-.	
sJclaliat Party °t x^naAa. m^lo every alternate Tuesday, »t «» fcjalitb
Ave. Ka*t. Burt E. Andereon, Br-cr*-
tary. Box «*T. Calsmrr ^__
a. 9. ©*■ c.
! ber turn now to make that demand of
man. Her equality on the field of
economy will gain for her what centuries of arguments aad debates could
not bra* about. It is not only ■*■**•"
bread-earner but also sa sex-fart.*.
that she is awakening to consclot {
Booka on Sex hygiene are drculat-,
in* throughout the civilised world    A i tocai.
feverish demand for discussions sloei.'
thst line made IU appearance in the
last few  yeara.    A world of intellt-j
gene* want* to be satisfied on the)
most   potent  issue  of the  day.  and
gradually wiii man be made to realise •
tbat he owe* as much purity to his)
sweetheart a* ah* owe* to him.
Economic Praadewt For All,
and reaaon the "slow hut sure" digs*
tlve attribute, of maa, win bring about
great changes In our conceptions ss
to sex morality. Decency and love
will replace respectability and desire
for gain, and virtue "will then become
the natural quality of meet
invite* all comredf* realdini In thl*
.. i.v.j-ce to coramunicsta with th*m
on or-ranlxallen matlere *%***»•£:
Mr Millar. Jt atal* SU 3o* HIU, Moo**
Jaw. 3a***- _ 	
rUIROU BtmVitBwwJa, aWW-rDWT.
CommlttM. NoUce:—TM* card «J «*-
merUHl tor tb* Potfoaa ot S*.tins
•"TOU" lnl*re*te« la th* 8o*l*ll«t
movement. SOCIALISTS *re always
mrmber* of th* Party: ao if you ara
daslroua of becoming * f***»l»--r. pr
wish to set an" Uifortnation. writ* the
R. cretary. R. tt*. McCuUheoa, Boom 4.
5JO Main Rt- Winnie***.
 nMiwiaetax, aajwufisa
e--romilt«. Socialist Party **f 1*_**-
m«-fu» every aacond and fourth Sundaya In tb* Capa Cr«t**n lABce of the
Par* • i-nmrner-rlal Streat. Olara Bay.
tt. 9.' r>*n Cochrane. Br-cretary. Boa
4*1. Ol**-** Bay. N 8. 	
a b. ot *-,
educational m**«tli>«s In tha Mlt-ars""
*!nlon HaU trory ■*«**.•- at T:»*
Buainc-m m**llni third Sunday In a*eh
moeth. ■*".»* pro. Economic clae* avary Sunday afternoon at J: 10. W. U
Phillip-*. Secratary. Bo* Ml
Bo. SB. B 9. ot C,
rnaet* In Miners* Rail avary Sunday at
T.I* pm. K. Campbell. Orsaalsar.
Will Jon**, Or, retsry. Boa II*. Finnish branch meats In Finland*-**' Hall
Sundays at 7 tt p.m. A. Set-Ma. Be*>
relarv.   Boa   14.   Roaeland.   B.   C
of C. Headr-u*rt*UTfj% fttj. *
Business meeUi-gs every sinda,■ .,8.
pm -rtmrw Our read*n*i wm I ^ '
to tit* public free, from l«T« ."■
p.m. dally. R*cr-.tarv J 1 R «l'.i!
Organiser. Wm. -i^wOld; u.,^th
Agent T. IX PreJT^       '   WUr*«iM
"Stner** ^ifa^-Vr?^--. "ft,, «•
sand* mi-etlnsa at * vm oTxhn rT*'
and third Pundays of xht tnokihV"".1
ness n-et-Unip- on Thuradav lv-i',,*u*1'
following »rot*-**.-*JrSeXr^n',,Y
Organiser. T. Steele, Colrmsn x\t.
Secretary. Jaa. Olendennlee Vi ,,;
Coleman. Alt*. Visitors -„my 'SJJi
Inforrmuion any day at Min*n.- u ..'
£EITJfi7aw,,t "'"^ ■" "• f"V*.
<.OCAt. BBBtBA Bo. *, B*S*S_, waai-a
•very Sunday. Trs-t-i  tT^r^.****^*
Bualneaa   meatlnic
p.m.. Trade*  Hail
Dei.. Meretary.
•very Bunday. Trades Halt 'tTiTT'rr'
second Frt.Lv i
W.  E  Birdto-,'
B P. Ot C. Meats every Bun-Lv A
I» pm In Miners" Halt 8ec7t?,rV
Sam -.arson. Mil tr* Ave. N* w£
Oevrty, Organiser. nnL
Editor Clarion.—1 was talking to a
brother of "our" militia yesterday, and :
he told me that aa soon as the trouble'
on the Island was over Our Noble
Militiamen would be presented with a
medal—mark you. for "active service
In the Held."
What an inducement for young men ;
to join  this glorious brotherhood  of
human butcher*.'
Yonr* in Revolt.
J. C.
aeoax. KBtrsaa. a. c. ar*. »*. a. 9. ot
C. holds propaganda macllnra e»*ry
Sunday afternoon at S.JS In Oahan *
Hall. A hearty Invitation Is ealand-
ed to al! wag* slaves within reach of
ua to attend our meetings. Busies***
meetlnga are held the flrst and third
Sundaya of each month at 11.14 a.m.
In the same nail. Party orsanlaar*
Uke tM-ttc*.   T. W. Brown. g**crettry.
z^cax. aaraLumiKB. at tt'SiTlr/iL
P. »r C Business meetings at Socialist head-mart-*!-* fourth Thuraday* of
each month,    B. F, 0*y^m*",_Rey_r*_lary
aoeax. noroaiA. ar*. a, a. ». sf' cu,
headciuartera and reading room Hi
Tales 8t *6\»lne**s meeting every
Tueaday, I n.m. Prepasanda meetina
Sunday, Jl_p.m.. F,mpr»*a Theatre.
Xo. SI. meets every Friday night at
• o'clock In Public Library room. •*••*•»
Mclnnls, St-cr-fat-. Andrew Allea, Or-
1 fAW, ao. 1, a 9. or c
Busineaa meeting and economic "i.„
every Wedneaday evening at Com. D
McMillan'*. IJ Main 8t. g,. mil p. ''
aeanda m-ellns: every Sur.lsv, a p m
at tha Mtioa* Thaair,- Bacr^i-irv'wm:
Harrison. IM Maple St Organf*^*
5 ■**, 0,w" . **-«***•»•■•- UW
Tempi*. BtMine-ts m«etlnrs evcrr "n*
and 4«h Thuraday In tha mon((, »*, 1
p-m. Prut-axanda meetlncs ev^ry ga-!
day at » p.m.. Market Rquar* w
„..?l(**^.J?lf5,Lr**!^ Bdmonlon St.   '
aocax maiarnii, a. ""*r7'*» eZ
Buelrieaa meetings the ftrst Munds, in
month tn the Labor Hail, m nank
Street, at I p.m. Secretary. A. ■"**->«..
a. a.
2*1   Laurier   Avs.     Organiser
MrCallum    Becordlns secrnarv'
McCallum. "
mscta Muodsvs at i«octal{st Mail   .„-.
aer St. t'rbaln and Prince Arthur gu
at 1 p.m.    Business mr-MIn*. We.lr.re-
daya, t p.m.    He**reUr>. Ph   I'suf-li-sari
rVtt awSt Itt. BtajtSmj, B   Momr-al.    "
XrOOAX faVaOB SAT.'' S*. 1. OT MABI-
tll* HaadquarUra In Pukasln Hlk
Commercial St Open evary *v»r.ina
Busineaa and Propaganda maetii t *i
headuuartee* every Thursday at I j» ra.
Harold O. Boss. Secr»taj-y. Box {*«».
-booax oosaunuuusB ao. to. a ».
C. Busineaa nieetlnf every Sunday.
afternoon at tot P nv Sn -"k.tlalls-
Hall opposite Pool OftVce. Economic,
claasea held Tuesday" and Frtday. I
p.m. Propaaanda meeting every
Suntiay. I p.m. Headquarter* S-H.la*r*
ist Hall. oiKMlte post afBce. Financial
Becy., Thomas Cain*>. (•"oireapondtna
Secretary. Jooeph N'aylor.	
JmOOAS. TaUIOOVTSS S*. I, B 9. •* O.
Business meetina every Tuesday evening at Headquarter*, tit Has tinge
SL Bast.    H. Bal-lm. rSecretary.
▼ abcooTzn, iurrias sooajb s*. as, l
a P. of C — ituslnrss meetins avary j
aecond Sunday of the month and pro- *
pasanda meattns every fourth Hunday. [
Open to everybody at Hoom sn. Labor;
Temple at t p.m. Secretary. John
Schagat. Boa
Many more arrests have been msde
during tbe past week, amongst whom
Is Jaa. Hodginson. one of the speakers
in the Vancouver Arena August 21st.
Strange that this did not happen until.
sfter that date, but the anger of Col.
Hall is supposed to have been erooaed
by the speeches msde on that occasion. Stranger still. Hodgklnson Is
not s striker or directly interested In
the strike, but only s merchant in the
city. He may or may -net have been
among the people in the supposed
riots, hut it is known that dozens more
of business men were there out of curl-1 x-ocax. Tajrootrras a. o, Se. **,
nallv  aad nnnK nf them won* arrest-*.!        Finnish.     Meets    every    second    aijl;
r-siiy, ano none or tnem were arresteii.      tourib  Wednesdays In  the month at
Thl* one has at various time* express-     -;.-, i-en,ier »t. Ba.-t.   o»ia Und. See- 5
ed his sympathies with the strikers  __£**»**>' „_____
when acting as chairman at the So-1 -bocax oiaaoars xwurvxao, a. *x a*.
ciallst prooagands meetings.   Perhaps I    4*. &  P. C    Meet* flrat and  third |
this explains hla case—aud others. I *?»?**• «/ •*** '*?t_}n *!S!.*M*1
fnn. Hall. J. N. Hints*. Secretary. Oil-son
uro" !     Helshta. B.C 	
' xrooaj, daasMiaT, ava*A^ alfc"i"i. ».,
of C—Biistness  mav-tln* every  Hatur-;
day evenlns at I o'clock at In* bead-1
quartern.   114   Ninth   Ave.   West     H
Adle. Secretary. Box «47. i
i-ocax. oassoaa. as.ta.. ■« a*, a r.
of C. Ifead'iuarters at Miners' Hatl
Bualneea tneetlna-a avery Arat sr 1 .»,.
ond Sunday In the month. N D.
Thechak, Secretary. Box 147, Catunott.
x-ooax. auussos. m eZ'soTss. a a. or
C—■ Meeta e**ry Tuesday at Itt t>m
In 'fee San-toi! Miner*- t'alcm HaU
Cnmmumcatloo* to he addrsiuie! itrae-
«r K. Han-ion. B   C.
. a 9. at o,
every Friday at Ir* In Mln rs" Hall.
Nelson, B. C,    I. A.  Austin. Becretar)'.
Ssbacrib* f*r Tb* Weatern Clarion.
A World loriow of Sodaliatn
By th* beet writer* In Europe tnd
America will be found In Tin:
NKW BBVIKW which deals In an
authoritative way with all pha***
«f stor.alls.ti—aot for *sHsil<>*>.
but edttc-attotv. Published -mmtUr
tl.So per year; Canadian aubeenp.
lions. 11.14 Send l*c for • sample copy.
S*W Terk City
RhjfnjK of Revolt
According to the report* of tbe Canadian Department of Labor, 108 wa**e
workers were killed and 374 seriously
injured during tbe month of July.
..  »..c -m^*..-. m~ .„„„  .._    ,       ••• P*r doaen,
to some of the ether gods, or perhapsK^'-eJr'aSsS!- *"*"
to give vent to her womanly curiosity
in tbe arms of's oneeyed cyclop? At
flrst even Hera let loose her jealous
wrath oa her gallant husband, but
gradually her pride was beaten out of
her, snd often wss she compelled to
look sweet on children of Zeus born
of other women.
Mythology is, sfter all, the result of
impressions of actual material life, and
by following up these chronicles of
oldrn times we follow woman stage by
etare into utter slavery, where ev*ry
action looked noon aa obnoxious when
performed by her, ls declared to be
right whea performed hy msn. Her
iesst misstep Is severely punished,
wbil* he, the maker of creation, has
everywhere open doors.
Hut woman wss not easily bullied
Into submission, sad many were the
fights she fought for her emancipation, bat only with the greet changes
taking plsce on ths economic field,
thst is. In ths production snd distribution of tbs mesas of life, did woman
•venually gain the. "freedom" she now
possesses. New condition* forced her
to become worldly, snd to look upon
herself, ss s being with desires and
aspirations that needed gratification
It Is owing to
Her Growing Eeenomle r»ow*r
that she Is able to wrest from man
parts of those liberties-back, she once
enjoyed In old commercial periods,
Oar s-r* is now too sdvanced for wo-
mer to claim a life of s*x-pl«asures
without intercourse with man. Any
rational being looks upon tbe story of
Thousands of men. women snd rhll-
dr»*n attended tbe funerals of the two
miners who were killed bv "specials"
in the copper miners' strike st Calumet. Michigan.
Out of a total of SOO In the Sixth
Regiment In Vancouver only 186 re-
*oon(*ed to the call to arms. In view
of this other regiments ax\ to be
formed ta the city so a* to cope with
future uprisings.
Th* Dominion Executive bsve the following literature for stale, (Published
by the party.):
To  Individ*
Locals   uala
per 1*0 acopy
Manifesto 8. P. of C M.*0      10c
What la Socialism?*   l.o*     l*e
Soeialiam    and    th*    Survival   or  th*  Fittest   (J.
Connell)    $2,71       le
The  Way  to Power  <J.  B.
Osborne)      ^  J.7g        Sc
Socialism and Unionism* 1*0       Be
tic par doss*.
Struggle for  F-xlatence*
Ztc per doaen.
Stat*  and   '
Stmt little volume of virile verse
*»_. Kpeclal    price
m*r*m. got quantities
Vet gate at the  "*C.aHoa"- OS**
per d*-s*n
•Kxpreas chars** •dded.
Du* Bumps  ....Il.ll
Platforms, English tl
Platform*. Foreign I*
Due* Card*   . l.N
the flsal Armageddon of the forces; Zone bringing Pallas Athene Into tbe
that an* rending the vitals of cap! j world from tbe Interior of his head, as
tallst society, the efect *n ths m«n-|s ale* table to suit primitive minds,
tality of tbs workers IS te flt tbem but tbea* stories assist in throwing a
ConstltulloiM     1 He each    l.e*
(Above prlc*. per 109)
SReceipt Bool.*     .lOsaah   fi.es dos
arrant  Book*  .„   ,»| each     l.bM**
, ittona (party) ._.„ I.I* dos.       I.dudoa
do. to individual*    .IS ***h
has tbe following cloth-bound books on
sal*, Mak* *11 money orders payable to
i. Sldaway, III Hasting* S(Tb., Van*
couver, B.  O.
The Iran Heal (London)    i.ji
History  of the Commune of   1171
(LisMssary)        1.00
Landmarks of  Scientific  Soclallam
(Ens-els)    —,..„  l.o*
Industrial History of Kngland (Olb-
hon)    „.„ ^,  i,|o
Capital, vol*. 1, S ana* I.. |2.00
The Astern Question  (Mara)  100
Critique of P*I Economy (Marx).... 1.00
Ancient Lowly, vol. 1 aad 2 (Ward) 100
Ancient Bociety  (Morgan)  MO
M-»"**«t*ll*tl« Cone*ptl#n of Hlatory
(Labrtole) , „„,.
PhllOBoplilcai Essays (Dletaaen)....
industrial Hlatory of England
MMeat Books
Socialist Party of Canada
We. th* Socialist Party of Canada. In convention BBsembled. afflnn
our allegiance to and support of the principles sad programme of thi
revolutionary working class.
labor produce* all wealth, aad to the producers It should belonx
Tbe preaent economic system la bssed upon capitalist ownership of
ths meaaa of production, consequently all th* products of labor belontt
to tbe caplullst class. Ths capitalist is therefor* master; th* worker
a Slav*.
Bo long ss ths capitalist class remain* In po*s***ion of tbs relnt
of government si! the powers of ths Stat* wtll he used to protect and
defend their property rights la th* mean* of wealth production and
their control of the product of labor.
The capitalist ayatem gives to tbs capitalist an evarswelUni"
stream of profits, sad to tbe worker sa *v*r-'ncr***lng measure o(
misery snd d««radatioo.
The interest of th* working class lies la ths direction of seltlns
Itself fre* from caplullst sxpMtaUon by th* abolition of the wa-ce
system, under which I* cloaked the robbery of the working elsss at tbe
point of production. To accomplish this neceasiute* th* transform*
tlon of cspltallst property In ths mssas of wealth production Into col-
lacllv* or working-class property.
The Irrepressible conflict of interest between the esplulist and
th* worker Is rapidly culminating in a struggle for possession of the
twins of government—the caplullst to hold, th* worker io secure It
hy political action.  This is the clasa atruggte.
Therefore, ws tall upon all worker* to organise under the banner
of th* Socialist Party of Canada, with the object of conquering the
public power* for th* purpose of setting up sad enforcing tho economlt
programme of th* working class, ss follows:
1. Th* transformation, as rapidly as posslbls, of capitalist prop
erty in the mean* of wealth production (natural resource*, factoi-le**.
mills, railroad*, etc.) Into tb* collective property of th* working clasn
2. Ths democratic organisation aad management of industry i>y
ths workers.
3. Ths establishment, ss speedily ss posslbls, of production for
use Instead-of production for profit
The Socialist Party wben in office shsll slwsys and everywhere
until th* present system Is abolished, make tbe answer to this que*
tlon ita guiding nil* of conduct: Will this legislation advance the
iaterests of th* working elsss snd sld th* worker* In their class struK
gta agslnst capitalismT If It will, the Soelaliat Party Is for tt; if «
will aot, ths Socialist Party la absolutsly opposed to IL
Ie accordance with this principle th* Soelaliat Party pledges Itself
to conduct all th* public affairs plscsd la its beads In auch a manner
as to promot* th* InteresU of tb* working claaa alone
a***!***""** and Revolution  (Untermann.)
The World'* Revolution* (Untermann.)
(B     a M^reta") 0,t"r,In  ***  °oteotne
Soclallam tor Student* 4Cohen.)
Evolution of Property (Lafargue.)
RlSht To BeLaay. Btc. (Lafargue.)
2/lff 8-tra,Ht^ 'Kef-Ufa*.)
Mill lent Proletariat  (Austin  Lewis.)
V*lu*. Prlc* and Profit (Marx.)
Revolution     and    Oounter-Revolutlon
Memolre of Karl Marx (Llebknecht.)
Orl-rifi of th* r-smlly (Enxsla.)
•Six Utopian and Scientific (En*
Ojrm* of Mind In Plant*.
(Prx*a include express chars**)
To Locals, $2.78 por 100
36c par dostra
IEV18EDPIICE pnclua**R*tpr***«g*]
thi mnwnvki
(By J. Oonnsll, author
of "Tho Bod Flag'*)'
(By <T. B. Osborne)
-aaaBBaaasa-t-i aiTi;KPAY.   BEPTBMBKR   18,   1013
The socialist party of Canada
-..'.ly use* I* d*vot*d  to rtporls of  Executive rJrnnr\7e7IZT~Z :	
T" oineral Party M.ttora,   Addreaa all communl«tw in0?' Ji0-g•I*,•  ***
"e"reUry, Sll Main St.. Vancouver. cBrarV,un,c»»on* to J. a Burrough.
unman    COMM1TTEe
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. SS, IMS.
Convened at S p. SB.
present — 8lda*way,    Retd.    Rahim.
Pritchard. and Secretary. Pritchard tn
%iu*'tes of previous meeting sdopted
"VoTrespondeace rmd from Local
victoria, No. S; A. Goodwin, Cumberland; T. Ketchln, Northtleld.   Routine.
Secretary reported tbat a IMS mo
Kirr-ycie had been offered the execute for 175 down, total oosL •He.
Com Cawidy had Inspected th* machine ami reported it a bargain, need
IM** only a tew trifling repairs (which
would be executed by the owner) and
he (the •ecretary) bad accordingly ac-
C(,nied tbe machine. It would be ready
for delivery the neat day.
Action endorsed,   and   warrant or-
aKr(,<i drawn for 175.
The Committee then discussed the
ties', territory ln which tbe start should
be made, but no definite decision waa
arrived at. th* msttsr being left In
the band* of th* ••cretary.
Financial SeperL
n^elpU-^rwnlslng fund, M4.SS,
h"\Hi-uses--A* per warrant. 175.00.
Vancouver, R. C August IS. 191S.
Convened as above. Pritchard In
the ebslr.
Minutes of previous meeting sdopted
at r< ad.
Correspondence, read from ll. Martin Herlin, Ont: Moses Rariti. Calgary: H Adle. Calgary; W. Qrlbble
'D, Toroato; A. TA, Toronto: Local
Winnipeg No 1: Local. Moose Jaw.
Sn l Ph Faushnaa. Sec. Local Montreal No. 1; I*ocal Edmonton. No. 1;
Routine business.   Filed.
(till*—Dominion Express Co., S1.82:
t*ostri9ice sumps, 50c. 12.32: K T.
V.. T. Klnssley. priatlng and mailing
nut-ion No. 7S7. 199 US; typewriter ac*
mum. 110; secretary, wa**** to Aug.
Js. HO: total. $122.17. Warrant* or
•lered drawn.
Flnanetai Rsport
l/wal. Kdmoaton, literature. Si..
cisrion receipts, *M.K: total. MfJSS.
f*T|*en*ee, ss per warrants, $123.17.
Bundles ..
No. 728.
$117 RO
Bdltlng  _  $ 10 00
Printing and Mailing    92.25
Balance on band Aug. 18,..        $ 7015
M. Mcflregor  $2.50
h. Simpson .„  i oo
C. Pilgrim  :;."' 10o
Local Nakusp No. 74 7.25
Convened st 51$ Main Street, at *
pm. Preeent--Reld. Prttch*rd. Sid*
away snd secretary. Reid ta the
Minutes of previous meeting adopted as read. 0
Correspondence from R. Walker,
local Naknsp No. 74; i. B. Osborne.
Salem. Ore., sad Portland, Ore,; C. M-
O'Brien, Calgary; E. Simpson. J. C.
Turner. Victoria
In the matter of Com: J. B, Osborne's proposed tour, secretary re-
t-orte-i thst h* bad left arrangement*
for It C. Boundary date* In the hand*
of »*ld comrade and th* Alberta Provincial Secretary. In answer to tele-
ifram from the former asklntt for advice. In view of the fact that he had
received no answers to his wire* re
term*, etc.. he hsd sdv1*ed Com. O*-
home to cancel arrangements, »s fur-
H»r delay would conflict with his
Montana engagements He had wired
the Provincial SecreUry of Alberta to
thst effect, and the communication
from. Com. O'Brien, since received.
wm to th* effect that the Edmonton
T. and L. Conncil head were unable
to meet Com. Oehorne'* terms. Action
en lnrsed and alt correspondence filed.
IiIlls-RnndrieB. $5.20; on* horn for
mntnrcyr-l*, $l.B0.
financial Report.
Literature Sale*   » *2£
orgsnistag Fund     ■-•75
As per Warrant* •••'"
Conveaed aa above.    Read In the
'n»,r- *   .
Minute* ot previous meeting adopted* as read.
Correspondence from I *oesl*. t-eth-
bridge aad Wlnnlneg. A. ShllNnd.
Sandon, B. tt. and W. Orlhble, To
ronto.   Routine.   WMod.
Hill*—Dominion Express Co.. $2.»«".
typewriter supplies. $1.00; csr tares.
E. T. Klhirsley. final psyment on
aoelallsm sad the Survival of the Fittest. $11..30; on sect. Way to IJwrer.
tr,oo~»to.30. Rditlng No. 788. $10-00:
total. $34.7$. Warrants ordered drawn.
Financial Rspert.
Harton Receipts  ~ •«••»
Clarion Maintenance - M-»°
A* per Warrants %-*•"*
Bal. on hand Aug. 1$ *••-•
British Columbia
M. McGregor  13.50
R. Mills   5-M
*■*. 3. McNey  LOO
A Friend  1.00
P. Petaold 60
B. 8. Oldham 26
W. 3. McCallum 26
Bal. on hand Sept. S $ 10.50
The Alberta Legislature opens September without a single representative of the Working Class. Wake up.
Local Vancouver No. 1.
Collected by W. 8klnner.
Ebe *-*>*n«-y   50
P. Mitchell  ..."..'.   .60
J. It McLeod  50
M. 8mlth  25
A. Mclver 25
3. P. Holllday 25
A. Hallberg  50
A H*nnlsg _ 50
B. Mills   1.00
P. Lightweight     .50
J. P. Morrison 25
W. Rlbban 50
A. Piahcr ...„ 25
C. Btephan  1.00
Collected by T. f. Moore.
T. E. Moore .*.  1.00
P. Quintan   1.00
P. Qulnney  1.00
P. Hobson  ... 100
O. Castill   100
W. Psyne  60
Collected by W. Wstts.
O. Dawson 25
A Comrade 25
D. Oalloway 50
O Mcintosh    1.00
A Rebel   100
T. Tomashavsky  25
W. Rolehuk  S5
W. Gilchrist (Miss.  V>
T. 17- Elliott  --. 26
Collected by 3. Sldaway.
O A. Miller  3.00
C. Fraser  $-<W
W. Flemlilg  LOO
Collected by W. Blackie.
C  Stephenson  100
W. Blackie   100
N. Sterner  60
R. Campbell  \»
J. A. Fairfield       50
J. Dodds - --   -85
O. Reece  —   g
D. Blackie        25
C. Smee  2B
Subs Received.
A. Gill, Rlondel, B. C...       10
V. Sleuter. city    8
3. Jenkins, City  „ „.    6
A. Karme, City
McQillvray, Dominion, N. S.
A. Johnston, City
R. C. McCutcheon, Wpe*-...   0
I. A. Austin, Nelsoa, B.C    3
H. E. Wilson, Barons. Alta.   2
A. Shilland, Sandon, B. (j...   8
W. Watts, City     2
Local Roseland No.10, Saak.   1
W. Davenport, Brantford....   2
W. Skinner, City    1
K. Johnson, Montreal     0
Wm. Clarkson. Kelowna....   0
C. M. O'Brien. Alta. „...   1
Ii. Store, city    0
8. lArson, Lethbridge ' 0
local Vancouver No. 1    1
8 Ingles.
12 months—H. Harris. H. P. B. Harper, Wm. McQuold, August Lacy, Thos.
Thomson, J Young, A. J. Amy, C. H.
Oorrie, W. P. Black, W. Breexe.
6 months:—D. Zuylor, W. Y. Clark,
3. Boulet, V. L. Kaln. C. xeator, D. A.
3 months:—D. D. Robertson, O. Sab
rison, W. J. Hampton, H. Hayman, D,
McMillan, John Stuart.
One hundred and five on thla week.
If you pull off many more of these halr-
ralslng stunts we shall soon be In the
bughouse. Last week It was only fifty-nine on, and we felt tbe weight of
the universe on our shoulders. The
* tim nee fund wss all gone and
no more coming in, and other funds
down lo bed rock. Wby don't you fellows work at it steady all the time?
We at this end never know what you
are going to do nest You will soon
bave us nervous wrecks lf you keep
on like this. Quit your antics snd get
down to steady work.
J. H. B.
First payment on motorcycle  if*2
Horn for do _...: 'w
Bat on hand Sept 2 I It4*
Comrade Caaaldy expecU to be on
the Ieland with the motorcycle before |    ^
Ed. Clarion,—Arriving at Southampton, and after a few days" rest, I visited tbe "Labor Club" to find out some
of the Soclalisu and generally quia ss
to the "movement," as it is called.
Tbe Independent Labor Party seems
to bold IU own here, preaching in tbe
parks and public" places twice every
week throughout tbe year.
The kind of dope delivered is of a
very milk and water type, however,
the chief theme being the necessity of
the workers availing themselves of
the vote, so tbat they may place tbelr
own representatives Into the legislature of the country. "In order that the
InteresU of the working class may be
protected;" no suggestion of the class
struggle, or the ultimate overthrow of
the Capitalistic class, as tbe goal of
tbe working class, being even hinted
at. At a business meeting of the aame
party, held In the neighboring town of
Portsmouth, the minds' eye ot tbe
workers seemed ever on putting the
Capitalistic house in order. Tbe three
working class candidates elected on
the Borough Council reported the do
ings of the latter, and how the said
tbree members had prevented graft by
exposing certain leakages In material,
also fictitious horse hire, and other pin
pricks. After this the members present were persuaded to Join the "Tutorial Courses In Industrial History,"
conducted by Cambridge University.
On enquiry If Marxian Economics
were taught I wss informed that there
was no "dogmatizing, but a plain matter ot fact sutement of Industrial evolution and the studenU were allowed
I to have tbelr own opinion on the mat
my opinion thla is poor educa-
thi* U off the press.   Comrades a long, work ^ nnU, ^ workert ^
hla route will help considerably If thoy, t^h ^^ qwb ^^^ of
can give him ***}™ * '°. 'iet.r31 economics Included in the Soctelist
roads, abort cuU, location of 8ca-«,'T« I Philosophy they will ever have to acred., posting his SH^^?* *^gSfJ-SS^ 1 enss^Cte bosses' poinu of view as ex-
ln »$***&* .^rft'S'X.P^ -r the colleges of the country.
This wandering back into the en
ds will get no financial aid
Executive after tbe atart, lt being
strictly up to him to make wages and
expenses. All above that will be turn
ed over to tbe Provincial Executive.
Uttl* tlm* la left us this year. I^et us
make the most of it, and get the work
of tbe machine systematUed. so that
we can suit tn next year with valuable experience, and earn enough with
this on* to get another, for use on the
mainland. With two organlier* always on the road, the party will be.
for the firat Ume ln B. C, an organic
whole, every center ot organisation In
touch with all the rest.
Tha condition of the coal camps on
the Island makes It Impossible to raise
money for eipenses there, and very
little literature can be aold. Tbe other
parts of the Province will have to come
through with the necessary as well as
they can, In order that we may take
full advantage of the present exceptional opportunity to cinch tbe mining
centers tor the revolutionary movement. Comrade* and sympathisers
who have no money to apare can help
iuat aa effectually in relieving tbe organiser of the expenae of boUl accommodation, In town or country.
This Issue ot the Clarion pays expenses—I.e.. subs, etc.. received since the
previous Issue paid for this one. This
ts the second time you have done that,
and lt la to be hoped that you are
getting Into the habit. The most valuable work of the motor-cycle wlll be In
extending the Influence of the Clarion,
and swelling the sub-Hat until It Is
producing revenue for further organisation in this snd the other provinces.
A Dominion election will be upon us
some time next year, and it ia time we
had a represenUtlve in Ottawa from
Alberta or B. C. It la up to the B. C.
comradea to hs the flrst to throw a
rack into that, puddle.
The organiser of the TJ. M. W. ot A.
was shot and killed by detectives tn
the strike that la now being waged in
emtes' camp must ever be until the
knowledge necessary to produce a
cIssh consciousness will prevent such
compromise. Very few have It as individuals, and the Independent Labor
Party leaat of all. aa a group.
Your* In Revolt,
Tbat letter from the old country, by
the friend of our Comrade Prichard.
which was published In the last Issue
of tbe Clarion, contains a valuable
suggestion. Our articles sre for propaganda. Before we meet the Socialist
movement, ideas relating to the growth
and development of society are Imparted to us wrong end up. When we
write, sweeping statements, putting the
idea right end up, we could help new
reader*, by giving the name of a hook
that would give details.
Ed. Clarion,—The. writer arranged a
meeting on July 2Rth, at Meeting
Creek, for the High Prieet of Dlacon-
tent, C. M. O'Brien. Four o'clock In
the afternoon brought him, also a
great storm-cloud In the West At six
o'clock the Storm King held full sway,
and great torrents of rain and hall
fell that threatened to laat all night
and upaet our little plan of educating
the slaves, the meeting scheduled for
8:30. Charlie persisted ln saying that
he had a special stand-in with the
Weather-God. and that he would make
It a dry town by tho appointed time.
And aa the proof of the pudding is in
the eating, so a few minute* after
eight tbe clouds commenced to break,
and we had a very successful meeting,
True, a good many of the farmers had
enjoyed a short respite from labor
that had to be made up In the Interests of the maatera In the wee hours
of the night, so they could not attend
to hear tbe call of the revolution. But
we had a fair springing of the different varieties of slaves.
Since receiving his job at the master's power-house ln Edmonton. Charlie
bas grown In knowledge and power.
All the weapona of logic, satire and
ridicule are. marshalled to drive home
the truths to the slaves. But It seems
ss if he had s special study of th*
small business man, and found his
brain development not much superior
to that r-f the cave-man. And tt la
really amusing to see these remnants
of a proud and haughty, but fast disappearing middle clasa, wriggle and
twist and actually shrink In their seats
while he tells them that their mental
vialon Is not larger than their plai i>
box busineaa.
Come again, Charlie! We will rack
up the poster*.
For many yeara the bright, sunny
land of Spain nav seemed almost as
lt were, to have resisted tbe sweeping
evolutionary forces which have brought
the rest ot her sister nations to such
a high degree of civilization. Separated only by a range of mountains from
one of the most advanced intellectual
countries of the world, it seem*
strange that she has not, ere now, imbibed something of that progressive
mentality that has for so long characterised the French people. It would
bave been almost tantamount to a miracle, lf she barf continued for years to
come in the aame comnolent condition.
There has not been lacking, however, sufficiency of men, with keen,
alert perceptive powers, who recognised quite clearly their country'a deficiency.   But the
Powerful Religious Hierarchy
wbich fer centuries bas held supreme
sway, bas always brow-beaten these
would-be reformers into silence, or flm-
ally removed tbem from the plan* of
the conscious to tbat of the unconscious.
The. past history of the Roman Catholic religion bristles with Innumerable
examples ot men and women that Catholicism considered would be happier
on the plane of the unconscious, whenever tbe intellectuality of these unfortunate beings advanced beyond that of
Rome. 80 persistently snd effectively
haa she pur-sued thia policy lo Spain,
that her people today are reduced to
such an appalling state of ignorance
that their existence compared with
that of other European nations, may
be considered one of bovine placedlty.
Our comrade
Ferrer Waa the Last Famous Example
of intellectual martyrdom, suffering
extinction at the behest of the clerical
party. Nothing displayed In more vivid
coloring the colossal ignorance of the
Catholic hierarchy, when id spite ot
the great wave of international resentment at Ferrer's sentence, she invoked the Spanish government to carry that sentence into effect. Canale-
jas, well acquainted with the advanced
liberalism of other countries, hesitated
snd withheld his flat But that monstrous ogre, the Clerical party, applied
effective pressure, and tbe aoul of Ferrer once more rejoined that great soul
of the Universe, which Avicenno, the
Arabian philosopher, had centuries before, defined as man's true relationship
to the great cosmogonies by which he
U surrounded.
Ferrer's great work, however, was
not abortive. The eyes of Europe had,
for a time been sentered on Spain,
and the too cloae inspection of ber
social conditions proved too painful
for her leaders. Swiftly and relent
lessly Ferrer's death led to the dissolution oT tbe government responsible
for it.
Had Mendojobal's act for tbe abolition of all monastic orders, which became saw in tbe year 1835. been carried
into effect with dignity and force, the
Spanish nation might today have occupied an entirely different position in
the International comity of nations.
But no strong man arose to lead
Spain out of the iron bonds, which had
been so firmly welded around hei. The
past history of the Roman hierarchy
when dealing with her so-called heretics, waa sufficiently unnerving to prevent any of her legislators insisting on
religious freedom. Sixteen year* later
Rome acquired by the famous Concordat, a legal supremacy for her Church
in Spain.   From that period the
Political Corruption in the Country
baa been of reptilian vileness. All acts
aiming at freedom of conscience have
been ao many dead letters. Canalejaa'
policy waa anti-Clerical, but never materialised. His attitude towards Clericalism had proved popular with a
large section of the people, and had
familiarised the rest to thi* view of
the government; hence when Alfonso
broke the traditional policy of Spanish politics, after the death of Canalejaa and called upon Romanists to form
a new Uberal ministry, the people expressed no surprise, although the usual
procedure waa to call ln the opposition
party to govern tbe country. Alfonso
treated the Conservative leader's resignation with quiet contempt, and called
for Interviews with the leading educationalists of his country. Alfonso is
desirous that his nation shall once
more take IU place aa a great International power, and ia lending himself aa
an able protege of bU nearest neighbor, France. An-V-BC***1?. belated Spain
will enter on her capitalistic career
for the financial speculators of Europe
are ever alert for the exploiting of new
sources of revenue.   Instead of the su-
J. B. Osborne. ■
In 1859, eight years before the appearance of the ant vohaae of
"Capital," Karl Marx wrote a "Critique on Political Economy," from the
preface of which I quote the following as a general text to be treated ia th**
' mphlet: "No social order ever disappear* before all the prodttctna forces,
f it which there is room in it, bave been oVv-eloped, and new higher idanlona
of production never appear before the material conditions of their exwtence
have matured b the womb of tbe old society." This sUtement is net true
because Man said so, but on the contrary, Marx made the «->»*-*****
the experience of mankind had proven it to be true.
In the evolution of society tbere are two prime factors: find, the 1
factor, and second, the intellectual factor, or power of the mind. "Tlia^-ssa
taking place in the mode of production are always followed by change* ta ths
social organization arising from tbe mode of production. In other wank, ths
pc-hneal, the juridical, moral and intellectual supentructure of society is (Jeter-
mined by the f-x-oramic formation of society. This bring true, it -follows that
we can only have those kinds of government or social relations as ate cosB*
patibie with the degree of economic and intellectual development of aay particular period. NotwilhsUndiu-j that this historical fact has been green widespread circulation by the printed worb of Marx aad others for tha test half
century, many well-meaning people in different countries of tbe world are
trying to bring about social conditions and using methods entirely out of banaoay
with the social environment. The Paris Commune, of 1871, is a good) example
of the kind of endeavor mentioned. The Paris Commune was sa attempt to
establish an idealistic community composed of a small part of tbe pTT"!ttiT*ii -.
entirely surrounded by a society altos-ether at variance -with those ideak It
was also an attempt to establish social conditions and social relation* aot
justified by the social economic formation, and tbe consequent social Hrr*-*-*-**1!*!
development. The Commuse accordingly disappeared, and remains only ss
a historical and social phenomenon of whst is bound to happen to sll such
movements at variance with the laws of social development
In Mexico today there is a well meaning group of considerable proportions whose revolutoinary motto is. "Land and Liberty." They appeal to the
peons, the landless and the dbpossrj*ed, and believe, if they could uieithrow
the Mexican Government and restore the land to all the people, that full-
fledged democracy would arise on the ruins of Mexican d-wpcirism. Notwithstanding the heroism, the self-sacrifice and the general well-meaning of the**
people, they would be doomed to diMppomtment, even if they were gma
full sway ia Mexico, for the very good reason that the degree of w-mmtr
and intellectual development compatible with a democracy has not yst been
reached. It is equally true that if tbe Czar of Russia could be transplanted
into the United States or Canada with his Russian regime, that such -regime
could find no foothold in North America for the reason that it would be
incompatible with the economic and intellectual development of this country.
If history tcad-cs anything, it makes plain the fact that one cannot force
upon any people higher social relations than they have been prepared for, or
substitute social relations incompatible with economic conditions and m'lt^rrc'ual
development Society is alive, growing, snd changing all the time, and Aerefore
perfection of social institutions or social movements or organizations is by thc
very nature of society out of the question.
Mankind has been on the earth for at least two or three hundred *tt*W'tTind
years, and has passed through stages of savagery, barbarism, chattel slavery,
feudalism, and a large part of the people of die world are now living is
capitalism, and we can still find extant vestiges of savagery, barbarism, -chattel
slavery, and feudalism. In fact, the mode of life of each historical period
has lapped into the succeeding mode of life and production. Also, the effect
of its institutions and relations have been felt in the succeeding society. It
would therefore be impossible to draw an exact line at tbe point where
savagery ended and barbarism began, or where chattel slavery ended aad
feudalism began, or where feudalism ended and capitalism began, aad it
would be quite as impossible to draw a hoe at the point where u-piulism
will end and Socialism begin.
Notwithstanding this fact there are those who still believe that at a gma
time, by a general strike the workers will overthrow all there is of -capitalism
and inaugurate all there is of democracy, and there are others who believe that
things must remain stationary until a given point is reached in tbe conquest of
pohtical power by the workers, and then instantaneously all there is of capitalism will disappear and all of Socialism appear. Such will not be the case.
By the time this decisive point is reached other points along the way will have
been reached and passed, and the large decisive point now in the future will
seem much smaller than it appears at present the way having been steadily
paved to that particular point, and there will soli remain other points in the
future to be -reached and passed by the ever onward march toward democracy.
Each society in preparing for its own disappearance must at the same
time prepare within itself the material conditions for the appearance of higher
social relations to follow.
Throughout the social evolution of the past the dominant economic factor
in social development has had very little conscious intellectual assbtance. But
economic determinism is not a blind fatalism. While it is true that the intellectual superstructure arising from a particular mode of production is an effect
of the economic formation, yet the intellectual effect has become more and
more a cause and a potential factor in social development The further back
we go in the history of man the harder it is for us to perceive tbe influence of
the mind on economic development But the intellectual development resulting
direcdy from the capitalist mode of production promises to be a most potential
factor in the establishment of higher social relations, removing the present
obstructions in the path of social development
In the following chapters we will devote ourselves to ths consideration of
these phases of tbe capitahst society.
Aristotle said that "slavery was necessary until the forces of nature ware
harnessed to the uses of man."   The. economic formation developed by the
By the vety
capitalist mode of production is as marvelous as it is stupendous.
,   , ,        ...    ..   ,, ,„„„    nature of things it had to supplant all the other forms of production, and not
perstltlous doctrines of the Dark Ages        ,        ,.. r"**       .,,        7*.   . j      1 -.  ii.l   t t    .	
being taught in her schools, those Indi '  wdy establish a world s market, but conquer and exploit all the forces of Mtare,
Thft defendera of Capitalist property
have returned from the scene of "war"
only to find that their (T) jobs have
been filled and their rooms rented.
Some of them will in sll probability
be buying jobs with the dollar a day
that they received for their dirty work.
vlduallstlc teachings ao beloved by the
capitalist class will Uke their place;
and the
Domlnancy ,of ths Plutocrat
will gradually replace that of the
priest; the bourgeoisie Will finally
take the place of the old grandee.
Spain is destined to pass through all
the throes snd pains of a capitalistic
era. I sincerely hope that it will be a
short one; that the education of her
people will proceed apace, for no leas
than 60 per cent of her population arc
illiterate, and the teacher alwaya in
such a state of chronic poverty as to
have produced a criterion of comparison, moulded Into the form ot a household proverb: "He la hungrier than a
Just as Italy shook herself free from
the trammels of superstition that
threatened to bar her social and Intel
iectnal freedom, ao little by little ls
the Spain of today, even If led by the
ambitious designs of a monarchical
leader, passing on to the next stage
of her economic career.
The United 8tatea Steel Corporation
cleared $46.000,C(-*0 tor the aecond
quarter ot the year.
"By tomorrow morning one thousand
men wearing his Majesty's uniform
will be on Vancouver Island, that ls
my answer."—-"Napoleon" Bowser.
Local Nakusp S. P. ol C. sends la *
dollar and orders a bundle ot "New
Review*" for Ave months. ArVho's
An> militiamen that are out of work
can continue service in the mines on
Vancouver laland at the regular rate
of pay. one dollar a day and two
Capitalism has covered the oceans, the lakes, and the rivers, with tbe white-
winged ships of trade and commerce, and has encircled the earth with girdles
of iron by the construction of great continental -railways, bringing all people
of all nations in close touch with one another, creating an international capitalist
class and at the same time, an international proletariat.
The capitalist system of production has exploited the forests, the mountains, the prairies and the valleys, as well as the waters of the earth, of
whatever values labor has been able to extract therefrom. It has gone further,
and transformed waste places and deserts into instruments of wealth production.
It has conquered the power in the water falls, harnessed electricity, and used
these forces to add to its productive powers. It has employed the genius of
man to hasten the evolution of the wild apple and the wild banana into a
marketable product; to assist the evolution of the potato, the orange, and
other kinds of fruits and plants; to transform the cactus of the desert iqta
a valuable commodity. It has done not only these things and a thousand
other things in the production of wealth by the exploitation of the forces of
nature, but it has organized on a colossal scale, instruments of social production
and exchange.
So great has been the tendency towards centralization and organization
of capitalist property on the basis of the community-of-interest plan, that
at the time of the death of J. Pierpont Morgan, it was estimated thst he—
one man—had control of twenty-six billion dollars in capitalist property, or
It will be interesting at this point to note the evolution that hat taken
place in capitalist property itself, and to discern that this very evolution is a
necessary preparation for the collectivism of the whole to take the (Mace of tbe
collectivism of the few. •   •   • /
Seventy-five or one hundred years ago. when capitalism was in its infancy
in both England and America, the individual capitalist was sole owner of the
mill, mine, shop or factory. He employed a small group of workers; he,
himself, acted as foreman, superintendent or manager. He was therefore *
"on the job" in person, and performing a necessary function in production.
But soon his experience taught him lhat in order to increase his productive
forces, it would be advantageous to associate himself with other capitalists of
like conditions and motives. The natural result was a copartnership or corporation. Any two or three or more owners could combine their holdings
and form a partnership. Soon waste was eliminated, larger capital
together, productive forces augmented, and profits increased.
(To be Continued*)
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MHlHtl m«<p>»SfW^&K,mjT>'
I     1
I a
of PMefavaa
Lodge.   ,  __ _^_	
ETert't-rd, who lost hi* life lo the flrst proletarian revolt ln MS. TScy
teU ot the failure of thla first upruin** of Vie workers, which waa sup-
prta**! by the titorc-uxtaly orsani^td asd merciless coercive forces of
tbe rollr* cilsarctty of lhat time. They teU also of m second revolt In
cor,tem*.-;at'on. which, ia the opinion of the authoress, will prove •
«mm. Thia. toe, proved to b* a failure, and it U supposed to be at
the lime ol this aeeoad sjupfirf-asitu* of Lhe workers that the MBS. were
<Se-x-*U<*-l by  the Seeing Avis Everhard.
The etory open* with tbe account of the Srat meetina: between
Avie and Erneat Everhard. which takes place In her father** home tn
the rear 1*12, wheat h* ia ir.vlte* to a dinner at which the majority of
those present are clerics. During the repast, Erntwt ia drawn into the
conversation of the parser./, who rather look upon him with disdain.
However, be attacks them fearlessly and clearly, and in the verbal
battle he ahowa r.im-Klf more than able to hold his ground. Biahop
tforehosae ia the only one of the clerics wbo expresses hi* wiIUng-n*-ss
te agais meet th* champion ef tbe cause of labor. He la again present on the occasion of Ever-hard** secor.d visit, whet. Avla accuses
Erneat of teaching class hatred la m book which he baa written.
Thia be denies, aad daring thc conversation deflnea the difference
between  "ciaaa-hatrear aad "the eleas-slrutele."
Finally he challenges the Bishop to follow him through the industrial hell, and to afterward* expose the conditions which be will And
there, warning him that to do ao will result in his discharge from the
Church. Avia corneal to the assistance of tbe Bishop, aad Ernest calls
her attention to (be fact that she and her father are living off dividends derived from tb* Sierra Mllla. and tbat the very clothes she
wears are dripplLf; with human  blood.
During the break ta the conversation caused by his remarks, there
appears at the front of the house a large, poorly dressed mar. carrying a load of rattan and bamboo handiwork. Ernest points bim out aa
Jacks op who previously worked in the Sierra Mill* until be lost his
arm in the machinery, sad, owing to the smart legal talent at the disposal of the mtU-ownera. and the concocted evidence of the mill foreman, etc he wa* defeated in hla attempt to gain compensation. Avla
tnvestis-ates the case on her own account, and receives more than
trafficlnt proof of th* slavish position of all the mill workera and the
ruthlessneas of Capital.
orrasions—were  able  folly   to  speak
| their minds.
I spread before me a wrinkled letter,
j written to me by Ern**t twenty years
ag*?. and "from tt I copy the folio .vine:
"Yonr father is a member of tho
; Philomath, tn you are able to come.
j Therefore come next Tuesday night. I
j promise yoa that you will have the
jtime of your life. In your recent en-
i counters, you fsiled to shake the mas
I ter*. If you come. I'll shake tbem for
' you   I'll make them snarl like wolves
alar**! Why do not tb--) make their
own right*? Why do they not ret a Is*
to the fact, that
Tboae who few that Soclal!*m will j Ml.ht    ■*•*■**■«    "••Brit
destroy Individual liberty fall to di*    >r in other words, that sll our right*
ringuish between liberty and license. | are the rights lm*"*-o»ed by th* capl-
Socialism will restrict liberty in the
negative sense, in order to give thc
individual greater liberty in the positive sense. !*aw I* slavery only when
Imposed by one class upon another.
When all submit to law Imposed by
the common will for the common good.
You merely questioned their morality. ? then law is not sis very, but true libei
; When their morality is questioned.
they grow only the more complacent
and superior. But I shall menace their
money-bags. That will shake tbem to
the roots of their primitive natures.
If you can come, you will see the care-
man, in evening dress, snarling and
snapping orer a bone. I promise you
a great caterwauling and an illuminating insight into the nature of the
."They've invited me ia order to tear
me to pieces. This Is the idea of Miss
Brentwood. She clumsily hinted as
much wben she invited me. She's given them that kind of fun before. They
delight In getting trustful-sou led gentl„
CHAPTER IV.—(Continued)       .they as flatly refused.   Tho astound
'. tt this waa so, then society was] ing thing about it was that they re-
a Ue    I shrank back from my own fused in almost identically the aame
eonclusions.   It was too terrible and \\*yyV*' r_t fittaLfi?  _ the yy
•ass* ■-■! **. mmm mm, wnus **"• j that I interviewed   them   separately
awfnl to be true.   Bat there waa Jack-
j and that one did not know that I had
•on, and Jackson's ana, snd the bloodj seen or wss going to see the other,
that stained my sown and dripping i Their common reply waa that they
—     my own -roM-lieanis.   And there1' w«re glad of the opportunity to make
ty. The restriction of the liberty of
the individual to exploit bis fellows,
the abolition of aa idle class living on
tbe labor of others, sre aimed at by
Socialism in order that those who are
now tn subjection to others may be
made free. Human beings must always
be slaves to tbe satisfaction of th* ir
primary physical needs, but by the
organization of production these can
be satisfied with * very moderate expenditure of time and labor, and than
tbe Individual will be free to follow
tbe bent of bi* higher desires.
Instead of Socialism belag merely a
material movement, seeking only the
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talist class * That Is tbe rea-K.fi why
the workera aak for the "Right ts
Work." The capitalist eta** bave giv j
en tbem this "inalletiabl*" right, because the capitalist himself bate* to
At time* it *eem* very funny, that'
the market* of th* world having been
provided with overflowing sbuadanc*.. . ...  m. . .
by the workers, that at these timesj £52X12 iv ??**\iT**
the   worker*,   more     than  *»«r.   M»   r^1* "f*tW» -• ■
driven by w-ooomlc need to aak leave   ZTSimJL TP^.T*! *****
to work of their master*    Further the   "**f** 0* 1^ ******** Ha*enei
masters, having had tbe right lo give 1 *****r* •*.**** Haseksl
the clave* work, cannot do so at tbeae
time*     Itoes   It   not   seem   very   pe-
salaSsi Yet It I* quit* nstural.    Tbe
reason is be-caus*
erc-duetlor* Rul** ths Capitalist Claa*
snd  therefore production hs* th* Right
of Might to aay to th* worker*. "Ton
shall not work even though yoa die."
Fellow Worker*.  It (e S* Simple!
Might and Right mean th* tame thin*
Tbey  ro together all  the time.   Nor
•s It n***-*e*»(iiry for J-HgM •*- rsess nb-
•oiatel)   brut--  strength    Oh   no!   It i
m-*an*  nothing  of  ih*   kind     *r*Vjrc«:
and   rN-wer  are  two  different    things!
entirely     Ut   me   ••■plain     A   man
me. t -  a  tiger la  the  Jungle     What'
la the reeult If the man baa no -rifl**j
Do*** It not mean a good meal for the I
titer?  Sure  It  doe*,  tf  th*   maa   I* ]
a >.,,.'<aiist     If be Is sot. or In other !
words If be ta *  wage slave, tben  I
don i know »l*out tb* good meal, only I
tbat   the   alave   would   be   rat en   up I
. .j
- it
ware many J»udtsonrr--huarlred* ot -l perfectly plain that no premium-
them in the mills alone, as Jack* m\ would be pot on carelessness by
himself hsd said. Jackson I could not tbem; nor wonld they, by paying for
eacape. \ accident, tempt the poor to hurt tbem*
I saw Mr. Wickaon and Mr. Perton
waitbe, the two men who held moai
of the stock in tbe Sierra Mill*. But
I could not shake them sa I had
shaken the mechanics ln their employ. I discovered tbat tbey had an
ethic superior to that of tbe rest of
•ociety. It wss what I may call the
aristocratic ethic or tbe master ethic.
They talked in large way* of policy,
and they Identified policy and right.
And to me they talked in fatherly
ways, patronizing my youth and inex-
perience. They were the most hopeless of all I had encountered in my
quesL They believed absolutely that
tbelr conduct was right. There wss
no question about ft, no discussion.;
Thor were convinced that they were
the saviours of society, snd that it
was they who made happiness for tbe
many. And tbey drew pathetic pic
tores of what would be tbe sufferings
of tbe working class were it not for
tbe employment that they, aad they
alone, by their wisdom, provided for
fresh from these two masters, I
met Ernest and related my experience.
He looked at me with a pleased expression, and said
"Really, this is line. You are beginning to dig truth for youraelf It
is yonr own empirical cen«rslization,
snd it is correcL No mas in the in-
dustrial machine is a free-will agent,
except tbe large capitalist, and he
isn't, lf you'll pardon the Irishman
Yon see, the masters are quite sure
thst tbey sre right in whst tbey are
doing* That ia the crowning absurdity of tbe whole situation. They are
so tied by their human nature that
ther can't do s thing utile** they
think It 1* right Tbey must bave a
sanction for their acts.
"When tbey waat to do a thing, in
Imsinea* of course, ther must wait till
tbere arises in their brains, somehow,
s religious, or ethical, or scientific, or
philosophic, concept tbat tbe thing is
right. And then they go ahead and
do IL unwitting that oae of the weaknesses of the human mind is that the
wish ts parent to the -thought No
matter what ther wsat to do, the
sanction always eomes. They sre eu-
perflcial casuist*. Ther sre Je*uiticaL
Ther even see tbelr war to doing
wrong that right mar come of ft. One
nf the pleasant snd axiomatic fictions
ther have created is that ther are
saperier to the rest of mankind in
wisdom snd efflclency. Therefrom
-.dibs* their sanction to atsasge the
bread and butter of tbe rest of man-
Wnd. They hsve even rssartseted tbe
thsory of tb* divine right of kings—
commercial kings in tbelr esse.
"Th* weakness in their position lies
in thst tb*r sr* merely business men.
Ther sre not philosophers. Ther are
not biologist* sor soctologUts. If ther
wars, of course sll would fee well A
■suslnss* man Wbo was also * biologist
sad B sociologist would know, spproxi-
mately, the right thing to do for hu-
Bianlty. Bui, outside tbs realm ofj
business, tbess men sre stupid. They
know only business. Ther do not know
awf*"-*****1 nor society, snd ret they set
tbsnuelves up ss arbiters of tbe fates
Of tb* hungry millions sad sll th*
other millions thrown ia* History,
some day, will bars sa sgerucistlng
laugh st thstr sxpsass."
I wss not surprised whsa I had my
talk out with Mrs. Wtcksoa snd Mrs.
Psrtonwsitb*. Tbey wsr* society wo*
men. Thsir homes wsr* pslac-a*.
tier hsd many homes sesttsred over
tad oountrr. In the mountain*, on
takes, snd br ths sea. "*l***T were
tended by srmtes of setrsaU. and
tbelr social activities were bswllder-
iag. Tbey pstivnised tbe ualverslty
SDd tbe churches, and the psstors es-
peclally bowed st their knees is meek
suhecrvlence. Ther were powers,
these two women, whst of the money
j selves in the machinery
And they were sincere, these two
 ,         , nuiuscu ui*»--u uy running over in my
women. They were drunk with con- • mind the sum of the fortunes repre-
vlction of the superiority of their class sented, and it ran well into the hun-
and of themselves. They had a sane- dreds of millions. And the possessor*
tion. In their own class-ethic, for even were „ot of the idle rich. They were
act they performed. As I drove !mef- of affairs who took most active
away from Mrs. Pertonwaithes great j part*, -n industrial and political life,
house, I looked back at II and I re-j we were all seated when Miss Bren*
membered Ernest's expression that | WOOd brought Ernest in They moved
they were bound to the machine, but j at once -^ ibe |,ea<j of -j,e „„„„  fron,
where he was to -,-peak. He was
in evening dress, and, what of hi-
broad shoulders and kingly head, he
looked magnificent. And then tbere
was that faint and unmistakable
touch  of awkwardness In  his mov^
_ satisfaction of physical needs. It is a
reformers before them.    Miss Brent-; movement to suburdinste materialism
wood thinks I am as mild as a kitten j to the intellectual life.   "Socialism." It
and as good-natured and stolid as theii* very often said, "might be posslblf
family cow.   I'll not deny that I helped  If human nature could be chanted.'
to give her that impression.   She was! Human   nature   la   not   s   fixed,   un
very tentative at first, until she divined ! changeable   thing    It  ls  very   much
my barmleasnes*.   I am to receive a j what It ia made by economic condi
handsome fee—two hundred snd fifty I tlons     The   liberty   that   men   have
dollar*-—as befits tbe man who. though I sought tn tbe p**t ha* been tb* ll*>
a radical, once ran for governor.   Also, I erty to pursue without restraint tbe
I am to wear evening dree*.   Thi* ts {pursuit of wealth, because the rj*-a**-*s-
compulsory.   I never was so apparelled j sion of  wealth gave  tbem  tbe  rom-
in my life.   I suppose 1*11 have to hire mand of all the other tbings that con-1 However. If the man wa* a good shot,
one somewhere.   But I'd do more than : stirm-i individual liberty tn the tru* Ln,- atl mu armed with a rifle   then
that to get  a chance at the  Phllo-: sense, namely, leisure to use according , n,e -**g*a* fhmg undoubtedly adorn' some '
maths" to one's de*lre*. freedom to live. tro*> ic-fj-piusltat mansion
Of all places, the Club gathered that dom to ioXf' fl*«,Jon- to move.    But j    The rifle gave the maa a superior
night at the Pertonthwaite house. Ex-   Under    •tr**"    of    «P-*»*,»*    com-  power just as l« the eaa* ef th* cap-
tra chairs had been brought into tbe  Petition, tbeae things sre only jiossibie ■ |t-,j|a,   whea   h,   -.-ajpioya  arhooimaa-
great drawing room, and in all there  for the Ter3r f*8W' ,hou*h Iff sctlvitl** | ters.  parsons,  and  other  *camp*.  to!
of mo«t *re spent tn a futile struggle j in fur*   that   humble   and   contented!
to gain them. i spirit in the wage workers. i
»y the organization of Industry on f To return to the French reformer.!
colIectiviBt line* the motive of Individ- Would any discontented, rebellious '
ual effort will no longer be to get rich • slave class accept the conditions laid
for the sak» of what riches commsnd. idown by him? Would they accept the '
because these tbings will be added! large barracks for their temporary i
unto the individuals of a community and permanent habitation? Of course H
•kl.L   V.mm   ..<«K!i*KuJ   )k.   itir.oA.im    nt ' fknj     mS\A   It   I*.   *-        ..*   IL.   -A ....^  lit
Cveluti-/t of Msn. Hawkei
Th ta(*^ iMkstijre
IBS (Ur*****   tg. ff. v aaostivst. b. c.
Vancouv&; fsbnd
■^AlbenU Dlstri
**■■■■■*■■  a, V
i-bo-r* Ifjfau r .•**
must have been two hundred Philomaths that sat down to hear Ernest
They were truly lords of society. I
amused myself by running over in my
tbat they were so bound that they sat
on top of IL
The Philomath*
was   often   at   the   house.
Nor  was it my father, merely, nor men ts    I almost think I could havp
the controversial dinners, that drew i loved bim for that alone.   And as I
bim there.   Even at that time I flat-i \ooike.drt, h,m1I w" *w8re of ' "z*1
,      ._     i» .,.».,      a -.'i Jov.  I felt again the pit \*e ot his nolm
tered myself that I played some part ^ m|M> the ^^ *of hJg mr.\BI,
In causing his visits, and it was not ■. gud, prifJe WM miT,e that I felt I must
long before 1 learned the correctness \ rise up and cry out, to the assembled
of my surmise.   For never was there', company:   "He Is mine!   He bas heM
such a lover as Ernest Everhard. His me in his arms, and I, mere I. have
gaze and his hand-clasp grew firmer; filled thst mind of his to the exr-mslon
and steadier, if that were possible;:of all his   multitudinous   and kingly
and the question tbat had grown from thoughts!"
tbe first in bis eyes, grew only tbe
more imperative.
Mr Impression of him, the first time
I saw him, had been unfavorable.
Tben I had found myself attracted
toward him. Next came my repulsion, when be so savagely attacked
my class and me. After that, aa 1
saw that he had not maligned my
class, and tbat tbe harsh and bitter
things he said about it were justified,
r had drawn closer to him again. He
became my oracle. Por me he tore
the sham from the face of society
and gave me glimpses of reality that
were as unpleasant as they were undeniably true.
As I have said, there was never
such a lover as he. No girl could
live ln a university town till she waa
twenty-four and not have love experiences. I had been made love to by
bearless sopromore and gray professors, and by the athletes and the
football giants. But not one of them
made love to me aa Ernest did. His
arms were around me before I knew
His lips were on mine before I could
protest or resist. Before his earnestness conventional maiden dignity waa
ridiculous. He swept me off my feet
by the splendid invincible rush of him.
He did not propose. He put his arms
around me snd kissed me and took
it for granted that we should be mar-
ried. Tbere waa no discussion about
it. Tbe only discussion—snd thst
arose afterward—waa when we should
be - married.
* It was unprecedented. It was un
real. Yet, in accordance with Ernest's
test of truth, it worked. I trusted
mr life to it And fortnnate/wss the
trust. Yet during those flrst days of
our love, fear of tbe future came
often to me wben I thought of the
violence and impetuosity of bis love-
making. Yet such fear* were groundless. No woman wa* ever blessed
with a gentler, tenderer husband.
This gentleness snd violence on his
psrt wss s curious blend similar to
the one In his carriage of awkwardness sad esse. Tbat slight awkwardness! He never got over it, and it
wss delicious. His .behavior in onr
drawing-room reminded me of a careful bull in a china shop.
It was at this time that vanished
mr last doubt of ths completeness of
rar love for him (a subconscious
doubt, st most). It wss at the Philomath Club—a wonderful night of battle, wherein Ernest boarded the masters in their lair. Now the Philomath Club was tbe most select oa
the Pacific Coast. It wss tbe crea*
mously wealthy old maid; and it was
Oca of Mitt Brentwood, sn enor-
her husband, and family, and toy. Ita
members were the wealthiest in the
At the head of tbe room Miss Rr<*nt
wood introduced him to Colonel Van
Gilbert, and I knew that the latter was
to preside. Colonel Van Gilbert was s
great corporation lawyer. In addition,
he was Immensely wealthy. Tbe
smallest fee he would deign to notic**
was a hundred thousand dollars. He
was a master of law. The law was
a puppet with which he played. He
moulded it like clay, twlated and dls-'
torted lt like a Chinese puzzle into
any design he chose. In apearance and
rhetoric he was old-fashioned, but in
imagination  and   knowledge   and   re
which has established the kingdom of not. snd it ts because of the education
induntrial equality. Only under Social-j or the training of tbe French wage
ism will true liberty be possible. In-. slaves, or ia short their immediate
svad of Socialism leading to s -I.-it environment aad economic conditions,
loration of effort snd individual Inlti* j that we see such kind, noble benevo-
tlve, it will enormously stimulate both. 'lent reformers surviving and flourish-
The workman today has nothing but: •*-« at the pretent time,
the fear of starvation to stimulate him; J Slaves you have botm taught to
under Socialism he wlll shsre fully!*''"*, therefor* you ask foi more.
thp fruit* of his labor. Invention will = You have been taught to take the
be encouraged, and every labor saving j wor*,t aD<- ta** •• why you get a bar-
device adopted, because then the ad- """"iJ?'
vantares will be shared by all.   When i    **•>«• foxi have been taught to reb-
the organlfstion of Industry on Social- if'   TOB   **•■•   rebel,  and   the  quicker
the better.
Speed the day of rebellion.
strj.:e on
Tb* -strike ia s*iil asi    • tn*
Vueen Mine. Hivf *o'h- -, it
C, also Silver 'Jol]*jr, M, mo
All we'  • Y«as»*f..-.. *.|t*
etar away aatil fhi* «ri'«. is
1st limn, has freed tbe individual from
the all-engrossing task of supplying his
material wants. It wl'. be found tbat
hie natural asplrstlr.-s sre towards the
enjoyment of rational and Intel textual
things. SOCIALIST.
Victoria. B. C.
Senator Bevenger. a French reformer whose name is a byword in connection with schemes "for the promotion
of public decency, virtue aad good
morals" (?) is now about to associate
ni* name with a vast scheme, for thc
relief of  out-of-works and  destitute.
His scheme is taking tbe form of
Large  buildings  both  temporary   and
permanent, for the  members of the
working claaa who are "evicted." from
their homes."
O! how kind of him and what a
noble work he la doing for "bumani-
ty!" just to think that the senator
source be was as young as the latest j >s working so hard for tbe workers!
statute. His first prominence bal • ,,jory he to bi* name!
come when he broke tbe Sbsrdwell j Look where you will and talk to
will. HI* fee for this one act wss tlve , whom you can. You will soon flnd out
hundred thousand dollars.   From then I that both iu the rich man's palace,
on he bad risen like a rocket. He was
often called the greatest lawyer In th--
country — corporation lawyer, of
course; and no classification of th<*
three greatest lawyers tn the United
States could have excluded him.
He arose and began, in S few well-
chosen  phrases  that carried  an   undertone of faint Irony, to introduce
Ernest.    Colonel  Van    Gilbert    was
Subtly facetious  in  his  introduction
of the social reformer snd member of
the working class, snd the sudlence
smiled.   It made   me angry,   and T
glanced at Ernest   Tbe sight of him
made me doubly angry.   He did not
seem  to resent the delicate  slurs
Worse than tbat, he did not seem to
be aware of them.   There be aat. gen
tie, snd stolid,   snd   somnolent.   He
really looked stupid.   And for a mo
ment the thought rose In my mind.
Whst if he were overawed by this Im
nosing array of power and brains?
Then I smiled.   He couldn't fool me
Bnt he fooled the others. Just as be
bad fooled Miss Brentwood.   She or
copied a chair right up to tbe front
snd several times she turned her hesd
towsrd one  or another oi* her confreres bnd smiled her appreciation
of the remarks
Colonel Van Gilbert done, Ernest
arose and begsn to spesk. He began
in s low voice, haltingly and modestly, and with an air of evident embnr
rasament. He spoke of his birth in
the working class, snd of the sordid-
ness snd wretchedness of bis environ
ment, where flesh snd spirit were
described his ambitions snd Ideals,
snd his conception of the pared ls**
wbereln lived the people of the upper classes.    As he  said:
"Up shove me, I knew, were unselfishnesses of the. spirit, clean
and noble thinking, keen intellectual
living.   I knew all this because I read
i*. i -a.^* - omia. ■*,...   m. ...v -«ommuatty, and the Wrongest-minded: -Seaside   Librarr'   novels, in which
that wa. theirs. JTbsijomm-of sub*; of ths wsslthy,  with, of course, si with  the  exception of the  villslns
atlsflfeaHAai    rteW   wmsTxtaarmaa    mmjaxm    THAI rat   fat    ft .  suvi-- Lai *•*-,»    ..#    _..t_^i a ..     _*_. .   I .        - m
sid-tstton of thought wss theirs to n
retaarkable degree, as I wss soon to
learn under Ern**C* tuition.
Ther sped theii' husbands, snd talked in tbe same large wsvs sbout
policy, snd the duties snd responsibilities of the rich, Ther were swe>*
ed br tbs same stale that dominated
thstr husbands—the ethic of their
class; and ther uttered glib phrases
tbat tbelr owa ssrs did aot understand.
Also, ther grew irritated when I
told tbem of th* deplorable condition
nf Jans-eon s family, aad whan I won-
dersd thst they hsd mad* no volunteer provision for tb* man. I wa* told
that ther thanked ao ons for Instruct*
ii| tbem In their sootal dnttes. When
1 asked than flatly to aaslit* Jsckson,
sprinkling of scholars to give It In- and adventuresses, sll men and worn-
itctUSl.Jone" -. .. I«n thought besutiful thoughts, spoke
The Philomath had no club house, a beautiful tongue, snd performed gio-
\  *"."ot.^ttt •*■■*•? ot * club-   0n'-e|rlous deeds.   In short, ss I accepted
tbe rising of tbe sun, I accepted that
month Its members gathered at
»opi* one of their private houses to
listen to a lecture. The lecturers were
usually, though not always, hired. If
a chemist in Ne*. York made a new
discovery ln say radium, all his expenses across the continent were
were paid, and as well be received s
princely fee ror his time. The aame
with a returning explorer, from the
polar regions, or th* latest titer* ry
or artistic success, No visitors were
allowed, while It wss the Philomath's,
policy to permit none ot Its discussions j
to get Into the paper*
up above me wss sll that was fine
and noble and gracious, alt that gave
decency and dignity to life, all that
made life worth living and tbat remunerated one. for his travail and
(To bs Continued.)
If there Is a union in Vancouver
which is harboring a member of the
militia It ahould at once take steps to
expel him. Such contemptible tools of
the big corporations sre not flt to live
stateamen-an-i *i.A*» -,.<• *?"* gr,*>a.t ,n ♦,ec«nt "ociety. let alone union dr*
statesmen—and there had been such' des.  Out with them!
and tbe poor man'* box, there are the
the same dominant characteristics.
Look at th* Wall* of th* Palac*
and you will see the most beautiful
paintings. Look on the floors, and
you will see carpets, that to those
used to sanded floors it would seem
sacrilige to walk upon. Beauty or
bygiene are ln tbe rich man'a bouse,
"■ii. cause the rich man with hia cultivated taste for art, etc., like* to
look upon them. Tbey are very satisfying to bim, and so J>e adorns and
J rape* with the best and mast beeu-
Leek Inside ths Wsseelav**'
and wbat do you see? Do you see
oeautiful pictures, oil paintings, water colors, etc? No! certainly not!
What you do see ls a collection of
cheap looking picture* and possibly a
few calendars wltb tbat almighty and
omnipresent advertisement that the
world ls for sale. Further, you also
see tbe vents of the house closed In
winter, because coal Is so dear. Fresh
air Is aa necessary to mankind as Is
water, and yet because cost is dear,
ther will close out that health-giving
Another look at our wage plug, and
you will notice thst be, ss s general
rule, is dirty. He is covered with s
grimy layer, collected la his master's Interests. Yet the poor wage
stove does not wash off tbe dirt entirely, simply because baths of hot
and cold water are not' for him. Nol
they are for tbe masters! The master
doe* not got so dirty ss the wsge
slave,, yet he can bave a bath. He
studies hygiene md he knows whst
makes life wor... living.
In one. esse you have hygienic living, and a cultivated taste for art,
and In the other you have dirt and
filth physically snd mentally.
What do the slaves want with
"our," best paintlnga? They cannot
onjoy them, because they have not
had their artistic talent trained. If
they bad. then tbey would either be
capitalists or rebellious slaves.
However, the caplullst elsss is a
wise cists. They sre wiser in essentials than are th* wage-workers,
"bey mar not know how to produce
goods, but the essential thing for
tbelr continued rule, is a contented
apathetic, meek and mild loving and
humble slave claas. And the capitalist class make of tbe clay the finished'
A Collection ef Humbl* Wag**6l*v**,
so humble are they made thst they
are continually asking to be exploited. They do not even work witrout
murmuring. Tbey ssk on their knees
a* the feet of the capitalist henchman,
for the "Bight" to work
did not get enough work now. Poor* fromTts"shackles' MTatopiTortbla
When capitalism goes out ot exist-'
ence it will uke with It that terrible!
trinity of trial and tribulation, Rent.!
Interest and Profit.
it certainly will be an unusual world
to us wage slave*, when w* no kmg*-r
have to anawer the door to the knock
of th* landlord.   I>*t us consider it
Rent we have to pay to the Individual    who    owns    the    house,    flat ,
room, shack or cabin we happen to'
be unfortunate enough to Uv* In.
A habitation ia aa absolute neces-
Itly for ut sll. we must bsve some;
place to shelter us from the elements.
To be the owner of aa habitation I* >
almoat equal to being  poa*«*is*d  of;
capital.    We know that tbe average
worker does not own his own heme.
Btees he own* nothing but hi* power i
to labor, so be haa to sell that piecemeal to pay for th* hire or hit shelter,;
etc   Tbe Socialist* sre out for such I
a condition under which rest wlll be j
We Socialists clslra that every tnd!- •
vidual need* free access to tho**- '
things that are necesaltle*. snd their j
provision must be a social institution, j
No individual shall be silo wed toj
benefit from anotber'a needs. Why ll
should landlords grow rich and fst because you snd I must live In some
kind of • habitation?
The working claas hsv* sot to for
get tbat -unholy reverence tbey have
for tbe triple tragedy - R. I. P. These
things sre man-made and muat he
destroyed by we slavee, before we
•hall be free.
By Rent. Intereat and Proflt we are
held In bondage; for them we have
lived snd slaved, fought and died, al
way in Ignorance, blindly, never know
Ing the reaaon why.
But knowledge Is ever advancing.
Ignorance and superstition always retreating.
Rent, Interest and Proflt are not
for ua, but for our masters; let ua
forget It
W* must have a new order of society, wherein we all shall benefit by
tbe experience of our fellows throughout th* ages.
House* we must hsve, snd their
provision shall bs In tb* hands of
those mott capable of constructing
tnem for use. Use* mark you. Not
Rent Houses shall be mads to live
In, not to sell.
Nature !# lavish in ho? supplr of
material; there is no stint of wood,
stone, brick snd metal. Ths workers
of the present dsy can construct such
dwellings ss hsve never been seen
previously. Buch bouses ss result
from tbe experience of sge* of build-
era. And the people shall build such
houses, snd shall build them to live
In, snd ther shall be their own landlord*. There shall he no master-class,
no Idlers, psrssltes or drones, no army
or navy. Everyone who Is physically
fit shall be s worker, engaged In useful production of some kind. Those
shall manifest dispositions cultlvsted
under capitalism, such as graft, laziness, etc., thtll be treated ln lnstltu
tlons tuch aa experience shall show
to be best. ,
Now Just think of the huge army of
workers engaged In useless toll under
pretent conditions of competition. Tho
advertiser, the drummer, the salesman, those engaged In producing munitions of war, protecting capitalist
property. A whole host, tbey will
take part In producing things thai
shall make for life and happln«tt. And
til those at present unemployed shall
be st work, for there wll! be created
a great demand for sll ths good snd
besutiful things of life.
Msnktnd, when It shakes Itself free
Nceth Vancouver
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dPne.    There are millions to be
clothed snd sheltered.        W. 5.
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Ed. Clarion: The writer m,-*x-*l
a meeting on July 2ntb at * lng
Creek for that High Priest of .via -
t«nt C. M. O'Brien. Four o'clc k it
the afternoon brought hlm, ,-•>,<» a
great atorm-ctoud in th West At
•!» o'clook tb* Storm K ..,•* h-'i :<il!
•way. and great torrent* of r*1 . nil
hall fell thst threatened to I it «'!
night snd upaet our little pi-ii. if cM*
catlog the Slav**, tb* meetlm, »<■*
ul«d for 1:10. Charlie pcrr-1 U<J in
saying that he had a special si:i.*:''•
with th* Weather-Owl, snd thai li*
would make it a dry town by the
appointed Um*. And a* tbe proof of
the pudding Is In the eating, so s few
minute* sfter eight the ciou-1* com
raenced to break, and w* had a very
iuccessful meeting. True, a good many
of th* farmers had enjoyed a ■hon
respite from labor that bad io !;l'
made up In the InteresU of the mas
ters In tbe wee hours of the night, to
they could not attend to bear the rail
of the revolution. But we had i* fair
sprinkling of the different varieties of
Since receiving his Job at the m»*
ters' power-house in Edmonton. Charlie hsa grown in knowledge and pow
er. All th* weapon* of logic, sitliro
and ridicule are marshalled to drive
home tho truths to the slsves. H"'
It teems aa If he had a sped*! stmly
of the small buslv-esa man. and foui*'1
hi* brain-development not much «■'-
i>crlor to that of the cave-man. And
II Is really amusing to see these remnants of s proud snd haughty,
fist disappearing middle claas. wrlgK «■
tnd twist nn-l actually shrink In their
■ents while he tells them that ther
mental vision It not larger than their
nlsnobox business. ,
Com* again. Charlie!   We will t»'>-
«p the poster*.
FURNISHED ROOMS to rent, suit
able for two Socialists. Use of stove
and utensils for batching If desired
Apply 1091 Homer St, City.


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