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trolled by tha
Socialist  Party
of Cunada
WESTERN CLARION
PnbLUhedinths
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REFORMERS AND CRITICS ANSWERED
A PRIESTLY_ANTA60NIST
Father VaugheUi's Authorities Have Been "Up in the
Air" for a Long Time.
rbt ii.*v. rather Vaughan bas written
. book entitled "Soclslteni from a
t„.,-.,:.n auodpolnt,' which ia per-
-,-•-•» ui-- most clearly enunciated
atatenii-ut of the irreconcilable antag-
ouisin .plating between toe two worm
,.„-„.-.] umiK. Tne Rev. trainer menu
1 be miuyiiig gratitude of all 8o4al.su
■or 1,;, tearless aad uncompromising
.,.,,-!..:,..ji of tbe Chrtetian Boolallst
,„.»,,„)nt. No original thought* are
(o&uui.'d In tbe somewhat lengthy
luiunn' !' t •**■' would advlss sll those
f-,ui;.»•:•■-. wbo wish to obtain a clear
,•-,, ,,' the attitude of tbe chief Chris
11.1, uiurch towards tbe Socialist
ioiiihik in. to obtaia aad give tne book
III. ir 1 lOtMMIt Study.
m,., i..: the eminent sociological
autlK.ntli.-s quoted by th* Rev. rather
tn lupiort of his somewhat peculisr
vu-uh may he mentioned Hi* Hollnesa
Pope 1,4-0 XIII.. C. K. Devss, father
Catberian. snd—last but not least--
mat <-i--.irt.-ly modern sod coaieaiporary
Kouumirt, St. 1 nomas AqeUis* {<)
-Ae d-j nut wish to be supercritical ln
tbe matter, but would reapecttully sub-
Bit tbat these worthy geatlemru appear tu u* about as wall equipped to
y.„h:. tIk- meriu of modern proletarian
n-cio'..•->• as the Apostle I'aaL was to
-,.;,- j lugraent upon .be relative
ii;.!,- uI th* Victor Gramophone or
th<- (Luiuon I'honograph. The Bn-y
ctkal i*( l**o XIII,, so often quoted ss
a aoiution to modern -sc-ooomlc prob-
ktnt plays tb* same part la sociology
ai th<- I- dm lng jenny doss la the up-io
d-.li. a.aring proosSS.
¥»': ■: »Kughan himself, however, is
quiti -Ji-m, and make* ao misuke
u in uo t-tn-ngta of tho Socisltst post
:ion ihe following quotation may
wr-ir i« ihow that tbe Rev. Father's
era.-, "I Socialism Is ss profound as
... 101*1 -trdent Socialist could desire.
-aorinii.tn I* ao affair ot far deeper
aig-nin<ai.c« than a bars question of
M-onumira. It meana more, than the
i :■•".,. ■■■ ni* a fsr-off sad fsnciful Arcadia m tbe words of a leading
goriaii.t writer of thla country. John
gpirtco. "it la a phUosopby of human
prose-•». a theory of aortal evolution
Our .in-ory," wrote Bagel*, "is not a
-••i:::, ■. but the exposition of a proccas
of ...mitoo." "SoclBHsw." argue*
8p»rK<. "is the product of ecoaomlr
«o<liti -ii-. not ot a theory or a book."
." • * • Lf-tiam be toll* aa that Is alive
is th- - -rid today, aad apon wbich the
-*••*--■ **: -tiaHst *arU**are baaed, is tbe
*•*•*•1.... -n of ftan, aad Ba«*i» "1
Uv. . Ih »r no Interest la Socialism
u ac t-i-tract prlacipt* of aoonomy.
or *- » liistant eo«ope*aUv* common
vesitii My enquiries are about So
ris'ls**** a* living, moving, ent-rgiting
war en. with a wall otrganUed pres*
iati*r-iri»o, I may say of self-sacrtfic*.
mil h propaganda that ts a marrel ot
We (an never accept tbe teaching
nwa-i.'-ie-l by Hlllquit, who. speaking
fi r ■»..- -*<.< mimt*. ta at pains to remind
•m that OootJ or bad conduct bas
l*rf-*i) . ...me to mean conduct condu
m. •.. tbe welfare Of tbelr etas* In
iu »!- .■_■-. (or emancipation. From
ail m.fh codes of morsllty let avery
Aaortian shake himself fre*. for
they strike at the root of not only
ChrUtianity, but ot religion My even
ot morality ttsttlf.*'
Thank*, rather!
iH-'iHc his evident knowledge snd
*<*?!>»; skin, betrayed every aow and
thee 1 be Iter tread gentleman become*
-im.-si < httdiah la the matter of proof
lor htti < .intentions- as for InsUocc.
thlt com on Socialism aad tbe Fain-
ily: "We know, without consulting
the !;,.-> chanter of Oeaeala or ap-
Wing to tradition, that God mado
the family. Ws Infer It 'because the
'anvil*' is th* prerequsltc of production, the ordinary unit of enjoyment.
the r.Muidation 0/ national welfare
ind ib. principal source In th* uat-
ur»i n<:_r. both of virtu* and happi
•"-»*' K K. Devas. Political Econo
DtM
Wo-iderfnl logic! Startling proof-
**•"• *»'«'• Anything? Gone are the
reciwiiiHi authorities, swspt sway hy
«*e rather weak sentenc*. rsrnwell.
■'"^-m. englss, McLennan, Hebel.
Uunow, and sll those whom we once
«*» reliance In ss esthnoloKists! Ye
«r; tinted iiutetly by one C. C l-ovu«
w"li tho reliable std of Ctencsl*. ami
badttionl
_'f we were to point out that tho
'•"iliollc church, like sit modern In-
""''tlons, rests Its fouodatlons upon
;,•«, m» 1 nt--nance Of private property
n the means of producUon, ts In itself
•"; iiroduct of tho feudal system
•*hieh it a0 doa-jj* follows in Its
"•"ie of organisation) and must
werofor* ex«rt Itself to its utmost to
■* ntnin the monogamous marriage
"Web l« one cf tha strongholds of
\_ "wnershlp of. property, he might
'•tort by calling ua Inddels or ov*n
;°r«p. hut we fear that thai would
n« alter the facte of tbe caw.
"ne other delicious tblng presents
'"••ii io our wondering rsason: "The
enureh my, jrnther Vaughan, "has
-*en I" cloa* touch with humanity
wsrn tho
is starv-
or
he did not denounce the terrible state
ists made It necessary to
faithful agalust them?)
Once more—"A man who
lng haa a right to enter  a   baker*-,
Sea-sh^S-!- °.T °Penl*r* •U,d Uk»J
enough   bread   for   hi*   needs,     He
B^stLt* I****** 'or It. but though
t might be a deed against tho law
It would not be a sin against Uod."
cutlon.    Would God pay the line
do the stunt upon the rock pile?
And after all, Father, with all the
overseeing of the Divine Father and
nia earthly door-keeper, what la the
matter with a society where a man
l* farced to descend to the servile
need of purloining a part of bis product? Dont you think you have fallen
down on the Job?
There Is much more like this, but
read it for yourself. We arcs perfectly well aware thst this has all been
gone over before and that the hook
Is by no means new, bat simply put
this out, to get those who have not
done so lo go over tb* subject Infinite fun is to be bad In reading thc
work* of our friends the enemy.
A. BUDDEN.
bOME DErlNITiONS
"Soclallam is a aystem of society
based upon the common ownership and
democratic control of tbe means and
ln*trum«nu for producing and distribution of wealth by and In tbe Interest
of tbe whole community.' — S P. 0. B.
definition.
"In the development or tbe idea of
property, espccislly ss regards land,
three successive historical sUges are
broadly recognized—common property
and common enjoyment of it, common
property and private enjoymeut. private property and private enjoyment."—
T. Klrkup.
"Socialism Is a stage in the evolution
of society which could not arrive till
thc conditions necesssry to It had been
established. Of theae, one most essential condition wss the development of
the great Industrialism which, after a
long period of preparation and gradual
growth, began to reach lu culminating
point with the Inventions and technical Improvements, with tbe application
of steam and the rise of the factory
system. In Kngiand. towards the end
of th* ISth century. Under this system Industry was organised Into a
van! social operation, and was thus already ao far socialised. . . . Under the
A CHOICE
», Wllf. Orlbbls
•»•-•*<■-*■*»■»
 _^ya*-^pajp^BBaaa-paaaai
I tired long since of reading'books whose humble maidens marry
nooks, whose daughters of ss ancient line to wed with stable hands
Incline, whose handsome villains triumph some, but In the end are
on the bum; whose stalwart heroes, brave and fair, to foil the villain
strive snd dare, and always la tbe end succeed la causing him to fly
or bleed.
I'm sick of books whose viUalna stalk, sick ot melodramatic
talk; they fill my soul with angry woe. they did so quite a time ago
whenever now I, in mistake, open such literary fake and gaze
upon Its maudlin page, my soul is Sited with righteous rage, that
makea me tear Its bowels out aad scatter tbem the room about, sad
then, to further glut my Ire, I fling its outside oa the Are, and, as I
watch It feed tbe flame, 1 say, I'd like to do the same to he, or si .
this book who wrote, aad o'er his sufferings grimly gloat" 8. ■
books as these more harm, I think, have doae than ever done by
drink.
Give me a book to life that's true—a book that London writes
will do. or one thst ts by Jacobs writ and gives a healthful laughter-
fit -but those by Garvlce. Clay aad Braeme are only flt to feed the
flame.
CAPITALISM THE LEVELLER
By making an analysis of people
that comprise any community we "Sad
that the relations between them are Ot
a chaotic form, owtng to the fact that
they have intereata tha are opposed.
We find that their actions are tbs result of bow they happen to get their
living. If people get their living easily,
then we flnd that tbe ideas they ss-
press voice contentment—thst they
bsve "no kick coming.'' but on the
other hand, the people that have to
work long hours under inhuman conditions, naturally resent It, and express
ideas that are in opposition to this
condition.
Now we find tbat tbe master ot Industry sgrees with everything except
that which Interferes with his material
interests, and that he uses all methods
and wiles In order to put you off tbe
track, and keep you from looking after
your own interests. We flnd thst all
the Institutions of this capitalist
aoc'.ety are based on the rights Of
property, and tbey teach ideas 'that
conform to this, using all the seatt-
mental clap-trap to blind you. To respect private property, love "yonr*
country, respect the laws, obey yonr
"superiors,"' be Industrious and thrifty,
as there Is every opportunity to rise
and become a "great man;" all thla
education Is the result of the fear that
in the near future they wlll have to
get off tbe workers' backs, snd give
up their life or ease and comfort aad
the revelling In luxury which this fo-^t-rfonl^o*
of society permits tbem to enjoy.
It is plain to see that these bourgoia
ethics bave played a great part In
holding the working class in subjection, and they will still keep this up
pressure of the mm petition of the large |f tQe workerf) dont get wlse .^a flnd
Indastry. the small caplullst s Rradu-1 here ,hege ethlc. apring from. When
ally crushed out. and tbe working pro | __ »_. ..    _---,,,„ howllns about not
lor
n.'iirly two thousand y-iars, and
I,,. •'   "to   tnouaanu   y-Jaia,   nm
"werefors tit* best judge nf society's
[***■ KxacUyf for thl* reason
» nulses the Socialists for the man-
•t«i. ,wh,<* -*** n*™ brought the
««• of -moiety to ths notice of thlnk-
2*1- .B- l*** -*V*or. were you
Wht    '"" or *luBt bM,n« your UmeT
*"•■' wa* tbo Ticar 0f Chrlat, that
Ida Meeting
Tjrotpii inrgaP
nisi.
em™^tokatre
aTastisgS   B%   -BaV-rt
"•• -tat-w-t-sai ef «n* Working
_ 'Rase Mens,
duccrs become wage laborers organised
and drilled tn Immense factories and
workshops. The development of this
system still continues, and Is enveloping the whole world. 8uch Is the Industrial revolution Parallel with this,
a revolution In the world of Ideas,
equally great and equally necessary to
the rise* of Socialism, has taken place.
- T Klrkup. In the "History of Soclallam. '
"8oci*llsra. then, simply means that
the normal *oclat organisation of the
future will and should be an associated
or co-operative one. The development
of 8oclallam will follow the develop
ment cf the large Industry; and It will
mtlonally. scientifically and systematically use the mechanical appliances
evolved during the industrial revolu
tlon for the promotion of a higher life
among the maasea of the people."—T.
Kirkup.
'The Idle belly shall no longer live
On thst which busy hands create."
—Heine-
••conflict   Is    unavoidable   between
these who want to emancipate them
selves and those who want to continue
their    supremacy    for    ever."-Jean |
Grave A   ,
"The struggles of claaa against class
form the contenU of modern history.
—-OluioL
"Whenever knowledge tskes a step
forward. God take* a step backward.'
—Naquet.
"Bociallsm  does  nol  want  t«>
over the fsctory system; It
abolish lt."-Knrico l-eone.
•The (French) Revolution of Ii8»
was anything but a proletarian movement ."—Borabart.
■After all. the means by which we
gain our dally bread form, for the
majority of mankind, the most press ng
of problems; snd what Is "ue of the
Individual Is tru* on ********* 2
the nation also. ... The history of
mankind Is the history of mans scti-
vltles.*'—De Gibbins.
L ••Nsyktsk* life and sll; pardon not
You "take my house, when you do
take the prop
That doth sustain my house, you
take my life . „__
When you do tako the means where-
by * "Te" -8hako.pe.re.
••The history of the human race is
one tn source, ono In experience, one
,n«&T institution. Plan' their
root. In the period ot ^artom. nte
which their germ, were -^mttj?
from the previous period of asvagsry.
-The germ of government must be
we find the workers howling about not
getting "Justice" and that It ls "not
j right"—that is proof that they do not
undersund the class-nature of society.
take
wanU to
"THE QUITTER"
(By R. W. Service.)
"You're sick of the game*'; well,
now. that's a shame.
You're young and you're brave
and you're bright:
"You've had a raw deal!"' I know
—but don't squeal.
Buck up! do your damndest, and
flgfit
It's the plugging away tbat will
wtn you the day,
So don't be a piker, old pard!
Just draw on your g.rt; It's so
eaay to quit;
It's tbe keeping your chin up
that's hard.
It'a eaay to cry that you're beaten
and die;
Ita   eaay   to   crawfish   and
crawl;
But to flght, and to flght when
hope's out of sight-
Why, that's tbe beat game of
them all!
s
And though you come out of each
gruelling bout
All   broken   and   beaten   and
scarred,
Just have one   more   try—it'a
dead easy to die.
It's the keeping on living that's
hard.
it baa been la evidence during this
coal strike that this sentiment is nothing but s sham, for those that bave
brought up before the court sad are
Btrikers are given tbe maximum pen-
slty, while those that are helping tbe
masters to defeat tbe strikers are let
off with the minimum penalty—showing conclusively that the courte are
at the disposal of tbe master class.
Then In order to pot a s»op to all
this you will bave to
•top Appealing snd Praying
sad line up in an orgaaisstioa that
haa for Its mission the abolition of
thia caplullst system, for aa long
ss you allow the mesas of wealth production to be owned by a few, Just ao
long wlll the majority live in poverty
snd want And as the evolution of
society still keeps up IU march, the
development of machinery in all Industries is proving the great leveller
la the ranks of tbe working class, and
ia obliterating all Mess that were Inculcated by tbe master class.
With this law working to our end,
tbe gulf widening between the capitalist and workers with every introduction of unproved machinery, more
of you,are fleeing Into tbe ranks ot
the unemployed to satisfy the lust and
greed of tbe inhuman monsters that
refuse to grant a living worthy of a
human being to those who support
them.
Now, fellow workera, this ta our mis-
a^Im?irihS org-aniwtlon into gentes
„°l he s "atus otTvagery; and followed
down through the advancing forms Of
S5"instmluon. to the establishment
of political society. .
SSnoArtna^S",^
religion, are grotesque, and to some
0^VT^?!d,ea0,!*?proPorty was slowly
for«Sd%n the human mind, remaining
nascent and feeble through Immense
periods of time. Springing Into lite
in savagery, It required all the experience of thla period and of the
subsequent period ot barbarism to da
vslop tbe germ and to prepare the
human brain for the acceptance ot its
controlling influence. Its dominance
as a passion over all other passions
marks tbe commencement of civilization. It not only led mankind to
overcome tbe obstacles which delayer;
civilisation, but to establish political
society on tbe basts ot territory and
property.
"A critics! knowledge sf th* evolution ef the Idea of property would embody. In some rsepeets, the most
rsmarkabls portion of ths mental
history of msnklnd.
-It Is accordingly probable that the
great epochs of human progress hsve
tH-en Identified more or less directly
with the enlargement of the sources of
subsistence."—L. H. Morgan.
All the t.bov*; quotations are ot value
to all Socialists, each, except the
llrst being the words of non-aoclaliste
and that necessarily adds to tnelr Importance. All the Morgan quotations
are tsKen from hla work on "Anciety
Society," the Klrkup quotations from
his "History of Soclallam.'' Both are
excellent worka, aad Bhould be read
by those who bad any pretensions to
act as propagandlets.
M08B8 BARITZ,
Take and "Control PrwdwctU-i
for the wants aad needa ot society,
asd not for a few. So line ip In thia
great world-wide movement of Socialism, and use tbe concerted action of
aB workera tbat nave marched out of
the darkness of supersttt'.on into the
daylight ot science snd pjwer to wrest
from the master class tbe means of
wealth-production.
Thla is no sentlmentel movement
and the maatera can howl; we do not
hide our intentions, for we are what
tbey have made us—the dispossessed
cites tbat is out to overthrow tbem
AH their sweet little Ideals we have
no use for; tbey will not retard the
Socialist movement In the leant, for it
la the natural contradiction to thla
society, and Just as all other societies
had to give way to tbe march of progress, so will capitalism, now In the
stage of dissolution, hsve to give wsy
to the next form of society, which
will be the grandest owtng to tbe
fact that the human race for the flrat
time since primitive communism, will
have freed Itself from economic bond-
***' A. GOODWIN.
POETRY WITH A PICK
Ode to tbe Workers
Give them a fair day'a work. Boys,
even tho' your hearts be sad.
Give them a fair day'a work. Boys,
It will make your maatera glad;
Awsy In their mighty foreaU, deep
down In tbelr deepeat mine*.
Dig In and work, aad do not ahlrk.
Give them a good day's work.
Give tbem a fair day'a work, Boya, lt
Is what you were meaat to do,
Give tbem a fair day'a work, Boya
aad throw la a little, too.
Ia tbe dust ot tbelr reeking cities, in
the smoke of their fast rushing
trains,
Give them a good day's work, Boys,
snd you don't need to use your
brains.
Give them a fair day'a work, Mea, snd
don't worry about tbe pay,
Give them a fair day's work, Men,
tor $125 a dsy;
What tho' your stomachs be empty,
and  your  children  wretchedly
dad?
Give them a good day'a work, Men.
sltao'  THEY   ARK   DRIVING
•    YOU MAD.
Give tbem a fair day's work, Boys,
there'll be time to rest lo the
grave.
Give them a fair day's work. Boys,
what less could they ask of a
alare?
Whatever they have that's worth having. THJSY OWB IT ALL. TO
YOU,
Give tbem a good day's work, Boys,
but DONT KICK, whatever you
do.
—JOHN LYONS.
Did the mass ot men know the actual
selfishness and Injustice of tbelr
rulers, not a government would stand
a year: the world would ferment with
Revolution.—Theodore Parker.
It takes great strength to live whore
you belong
When other people think tbat you
are wrong.
—Charlotte Perkins Oilman.
REFORM OR REVOLUTION
Edmonton Unionists Expose the Inefficacy of Reform
Measures.
August 4, 1913
Ed. Clarion—I am sending yon a
copy of the reply forwarded by the
Edmonton branch ot tbe United Btfoth*.
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners to
the National Committee for the Suppression of tbe White Slave Traffic
when aaked for a subscription to their
organization, and hope you will flnd
space In Clarion for lt The reply was
read before tbe local, 86 members being present, and when a vote was taken on the advisability of sending tbe
same, S3 voted for sad only 3 against
It might possibly happen tbat it will
flnd a resting place in the waste paper
basket ss onr good friends might not
like the truth handed to them la so
bald a fashion, bat if published ia the
Clarion It may stiftnlste sofe other
unions to emulate the splendid example  of the Edmonton carpenters.
Yours for Socialism,
J. R. KNIGHT.
A reply to The National Committee
fer the topprosston of ths White
•lavs Traffic By th* U. B. of C. A J.
Edmonton.
Dear Sir.—To simply refuse financial aid after reading yonr circular
without stating oar reasons for so
doing would possibly create the impression that we were callo_sIy Indifferent to the sufferings of our staters
who have fallen victims to the white
slave traffic hence this letter.
The best Interests of the prostitute
ta labor's common cause, and it Is
because, you do not grasp tbe real
significance of this tact that we cannot give our support to your organisation.
Less than a generation ago Canada
was practically free from prostitution,
and the white alave traffic (as far as
this country is concerned) haa only
developed during the last few years.
But a short time since Canadians were
a happy contented, nature-loving poo*,
pie, not burdened with economic problems or tbat haunting sense of Insecurity, which makes life today s purgatory of mental torture.
An analysis of the industrial hlatory
of the more highly developed countries revests tbe awful truth tbat prostitution and the white slave traffic are
tbe natural children of a cruel, relentless competitive ayatem. The
change from the domestic to the factory system of industry, consequent
on the inventions of Watt, Arkwright
snd Boulton, brought the working
class in contact with forces that have
ever since tended to destroy the home
and render conditions of lite more precarious and miserable. Women aad
children, driven by tbe lash of economic necessity, were forced to work
long, dreary days tn tbe workshops
.snd factories, and aa the struggle for
the world's market became keener
their places of toll gradually developed into what Enrico Ferri well describes es "gaols of wage-aiavery."
As homes rapidly gave place to
dens snd tenements where workera
were herded, oftimes more than one
family In a room, and children of both
sexes were bunched together In the
same beds, so we flnd the prostitute
making her appearance in ever increasing numbers.
England, the United States, Prance
and Germany have for a long period
been fruitful flelda for the white alav-
er, tbe environment of the worktng
class In those countries being responsible for the continued and increasing
success of this atrocious traffic.
Conditions in Canada lead ua to believe that tbe evils which paralysed
tbe efforta of the so-called social
workera ln older countries will inevitably follow in the wake of this
country's industrial progress. The
last ten yeara bave been years ot
miraculous development. Villages
have given place to towns and cities,
wild prairies to fields of golden grain,
but la apite of this increased wealtb
production the struggle for existence
haa intensified. Girls who in Edmonton six yeara ago could command from
380 to $100 per month, $35 to $50 will
now purchase tbem, and aa tbe commercial colleges continue to throw
large numbers of efficient typists and
bookkeeper* on the labor market, the
tendency will
duce wages. This and tbe natural
aversion of the girls to the damnable
drudgery of tbe factory, the unhealthy
atmosphere of the modem steam laundry, and the dangerous and bruUiis-
ing tasks of packing plants are teeters which contribute largely ta making easy victims to the wiles of tho
procurer.
Poverty and prosUtuUon—tbe concomittants of CAPITALIST PRODUCTION—we have on eveny band,
and no reform legislation eaa alter
these conditions, the cause of which
ta the foundation stone of CAPITALISM Itself, COMPETITION sad
CONTBACl\
Were tt possible for yoa to i
this evil, capiuiism wonld press yon
with msnr more to toko tt» pises
which, while providing a fat living
for a tew parisitic Reforsaers wonld
act lighten the burden of the working
class. Prostitution and tho white
slave traffic will disappear when ths
system of production for profits ls succeeded by one of production for use,
and we invite all earnest aatoag you
to toy your theology on the shelf sad
Join with us to overthrow class ownership, thereby making the world a
more desirable abode for human beings.
Yours truly,
T. P. WILLIAMS, Pres.
T. SANDERS. See.
INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM AND
CLASS-ACTION.
It is a fact that trsde-onioolsm Is
giving way to industrial unionism—
not because the workers aro becoming
more class-conscious, but because the
development of machinery eliminates
the necessity for tradesmen, thereby
forcing them into the ranks of the unskilled workers. When the trades go
out of existence the trade-unions become unnecessary.
A union is a trust in labor-power
(or an attempt to become such) on
the same principle as the groat sugar,
oil, or tobacco trusts. Trusts are organised to eliminate competition, and
as tbe process of elimination goes on
wealth concentrates into fewer hands,
snd those who are forced out of business drop into tbe ranks of the working class.
Tbe reason that the working class
cannot act as a claas on tbe Industrial
field lies in the fact that, aa sellers
of their commodity (labor-power) tbey
are in competition, because
There Are More Slaves Than Jobs.
Those who are not successtol in the
struggle for Jobs cannot drop Into another class, like the unsu--tceasfal members of the capitalist elsss. "
The ability to produce wealth on the
part of tbe workers becoming greater,
the demand for slaves becomes less.
Wben tbe supply of a commodity ex-
ceeda the demand no form of organisation can force the price np. In the
face of an overstocked labor market,
real wages cannot rise.
The capitalists organize into trusts
to control the market, and the slaves
organise to obtain better conditions
and higher wages—in other words, to
control the labor-market—-but the production of human energy cannot be
controlled, and that is what the working claas Is up against on the industrial Held.
If two members of the eaptUrist
elsss are In the sugar bush*.*****, each
in possession of 1,000 sacks ot sugar,
and the market only demands 1,000
sacks. In trylnt. *o sell tbat swgar they
will be la competition with each Other,
and each would endeavor to saalersetl
the other.
lt Is the same with the working
class. No matter how well thoy are
organised In their unions, they csn
only exact what the market stands tor
aad tt ls the army of the unemployed
that acta as a lever to keep wages
low. This army wtll grow larger under
the capitalist system, and ln growing
produce tbe "scab" In time of atrlkes,
and aa long as the wage system lasts
the unemployed, strikes, lock-outs and
"scabs'* will develop.
The system we live under demands
that we sell something if we would
live. The workers have nothing bnt
their labor-power, which ta their
human energy, tbeir very life, to sell,
be to atlll further re- ar.- t-,ey 8ell themselves from day to
day for wages, that on the average ar*
just enough to exist upon.
What Are You Going to Do About ItT
Here is the position of tbe Socialist
Party of Canada: Then-ate being tbe
weapon that is used to keep the workers tn subjection to economic bondage,
it Is the weapon we muat capture If
we would abolish the ruling class.   If
HE DID NOT HAVE TO
"No, he did aot bave to go back to
lhe boss he bad Just quit, he was no
stave." But he entirely failed to see
that altho he had no master at the
time he would have to flnd oae to a
very' abort time, and that tact kept
blm in tbe alave class.
The modern wsge worker must bave
a master In order to live, and when
be haa not got one, he ta very soon
hustling round looking tor one.
Ignorance and elavery go together.
The strongest chain that bold* us ln
Blavery ta our ignorance of the fact
that we are slaves. Our masters have
many meana of keeping us tn lgnor*
nee. They bave the knowledge, and
their knowledge gives tbem the power to control ua through the school,
church, press and platform, thus forming our opinions and Ideas as they
pleaae.
But necessity ta breeding smong the
slaves a feeling of revolt. Hunger
sharpen a man's wits. Among the
many things that the. slaves are beginning to hunger for ls knowledge.
Knowledge snd Slsvsry Cannot E*
1st Tsg*th*r.
W. S.
Tbe mission of the Socialist Party
I* to clear away the Ignorance and superstition from tbe brains of tbe
working class.
WO
Take Away Their Power to Rule
they Ire no longer s ruling elsss, and
the working class no longer a slave
class. ,   '
Tbe Socialist Party of Canada ta out
to educate the workers of thia Dominion to a correct understanding of their
position in society, to the end that
thev will organize consciously an*,
politically with the rest of their class
for the overthrow of this capitalist
system, and end forever the fang and
claw struggle  for existence.
T.  CONNOR.
Socialism Just now seems to be a
Daniel In a den of liars.
As soon aa the working class know
tbe cause of the present tile of society
they wlll immediately set to work snd
remove that cause.
STAY    AWAY    FBOM
VANCOUVER I SLA HP
COALMINES. ALL
ABE MOW INVOLVED.
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-desrty dtrtted: ««--  '  1^" -^__J^Tt»ai rr *« -satae »i_ag te adatt the eroie  the *tr1_*r» ezatata that tt to the best
tt*a h was a sew years ago, <^. ?«L~_S^e^^ »*«*• ta *i»t*r ***«» ««-» f»*. they can afferd aader the eirarup-1
" ^--toa-, to**** *ta^ * ,*mw scabs nearly
•naartiftt-n-a
Tat***   *t
TaaaAsy. • »-av
atsu a a ». *t
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y. A-a*1
BO*a*0g
m. E*tti"inr-*i Tbeatr*.
.„ h. A A »- af C -
• «a*t*les* tha Brat S ir: Is, la
la ta* *_*A*-r Rail, ill hank
Stra-rl. at I a aa. gswatai-y. A. Bar.cn-
aofea ttl t*€*«li*r Art. Orfi.-tjT,
A O MoCalloat. Raear-ttag at-crrurr.
Wei  -Ila<*ajl**a.	
•OAA afBarraaaaai. M. t, A 9. OF C.
aa**t* SwaSsv** at Bwiatut Hall, ror-
mar BL frt**}** **4 I**"*-******* Arthur *-u.
at t 0.8-    Btaataaaa e-catlrs.  W<'-   ■
aay*. I o m.   8tt-ar«-tai-y. Fh  r» .-;■ ••.».■.
P. O. Boa 14*. Btattea B.. tt--r.tr.--i;
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oaru-ra   ta   Rakaaln   Blk_
St      Opaa  rv*T-   »v<«in(
*&-»•"--■-*-**  aaA
marti-t tl
■*t-B»Aa-i*art-*-r* *t*»y "fbaj-ssSay at I p.*o.
Harel-J O. Boa*. »«-/*tary  Box •.-:■
t-a-rf it oAsnaassLB, ayr»  no.
«f C     H<*a*A*|aairt*l** at >lin«r
Of _______
atfeee «a both
a is,!
ght at
air
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^la*m' Hall
Baalaa** mawttags atory terax »r,,t »«<-.
o-4 8-aa-tar la lit* xwtr,v. N I>.
TiMM-fcuk. B^rttary, Bos 1«T. Car,m<-r«.
Am
\\%mTmm\1tmm^ <* "»"»-* ~~ *****
O&if s tew * tea* agw, ia tttmtgamy |:- *-
with a -joarae*.  we were waavsextag';    -*-*-*
To* vtad was favorable
who*
sight aB the   little  chSdrea
sf the fas thattte-tawy*****J* hatl 25^hsJSyJr^a s SrtS tS***1*** *— •«»«« -^ thta rfty. with so *^ «a tap of tt* tiles
ma of tb* tasdtetlea* aaed by *** '^^*^^^t^^^\e-*m obiect ia slew beyond hoe «e.«*-  coald
aia_ cTtia^*^^^ ^»lS t^ce^^tS^i«»»?-« b, tor tb* slg^ when oar at-
ITm  «kV -4*aat af tto  __Aw«l be*a foend oiaees 00 the •aeotttve
of the BaBaBB-i
_  thT sdveat of the  nutdeia i -*** ^~** &*** °* _.,_,
-*pa«7h«?^r*Jaa«^ fhaWl •_^*^J*TLl^^!Lto/^^
Hottat press by the hwtfs BnAWgstlensi -be
sf   tatetraatoasl   eapttal   hecaa*   a
___________________ ■ ■
tu,' ti'■■«_■ caae along sag waated to
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ take the Utile ones away sad give
jtcnttM was attrseted a a targe -*_»-'■£■«-«■ shelter.   The sMMhers refased.
card advettiang the tatea aethod of i-aUag tha tt evlettaa wa their tat.
eoior grfuttog.   With aoch tfeUl   the ■2-Jt*tr *-hn*drsa woeld atao taara hy It
No   St.  a-aat* «**ry  PiiAay
I <v<i-va ia P-Wk- IJarary -«_ ■——____—______- —-. —
Wclrr'«. tmerrtxary. AnOrtm Allan. Or-   *r^*Oa» BaJTBOBB. B. C, BW, a. B T 0V
»__»_«■ 1    «"--M*-*u »>^ry Tuea-tey at T 16 e ir.
-**■■■-■ ■■*■--■     *    ta ta*   Saaaaa   aftn*nrJ   faiM.  tun
('•MSHssatcetuia* te bet a-Mrf***! i'-ix-
*» a. ...Pf*****^1*- **.,.£- ^..	
OCAA aTBaVBBBT. t S. at & KBSTS
*v*ry KrMay at * pm la Min r« Halt.
Kalaoa. Be    t. A Awstiu. S«*--r*urr
_________________ i s*. a a V. at;
C     B«attH-*a   BMMtlag  every   Saa4ay.
mtijtTtm~»   at   fa*   ».av   to   8asUUai|
HaB  an-p-mlt*  P**t OS""**     Bceaotetai
claasa*   a*M  Tawaftay   a*<l   FrWay,   If
am.        rrat-asai-.it*      sxaOng     «><*ry
Saaaay, I p m     H*a-l**-*art*-r*: AVKrial-.
l«t Halt ap-aatt* post agk*.    Ftaanclal
B>*r., Thomas Caraay: Corrcapne-ilsg,
Bacratary. Jttaapfc tt*yto*. ^ Iff
■itaetr.be fer Ths Wsstero Clarion.
•■-■■   ■ . mtmtmi'nt a-a-w- ttw amktrrI' *tw,",r I"**"**"*"*-*-1*-     "»BOB aweB S40H       . __   _^   _
_* "^-Tllos^loa^a^ *te«1-' t"1*** the o»*«rt -b. ahte to •■(» sa *b Maaa
to aaore or lees s tonaa aiar-weyr^^  _. .^^ p^,,*^ ^ -,--__.■ All  day
'IteeVpJpe CL-ach."    j^ aoaopoiisteglare THE '(T^seaf Cnys." for eves the.,	
the -raat-nicta ttroaweb which the eav! low Yaitiafkw of tbe worth of a eter-j _3*_f*,
priatisg by offerisg -**■--■ **»r taag ctarloos peeoie froa
tte chss-nicta thraagh wUeh the oat low vaiwatles a tbe worta a a «ar*iZZZZZT.sTT*** ** t** l*BW-' M^*T ««a-s» caae to view the ovlcted
\a\mm^amirw^ motmmt to not  Urw eaoogh    for{•»***• ?*J*«* * »«^ P»«*M«ioa s ff^  staeptag snd  eating on   the
they aw (SaVM to ester, dtotort sap! tb*n»--*fe«ir -bonor"  espresses Itself •>*«_« 5"1* «w>wn astbe "Three color, «-*^«- i
^^,a«a^t!ae*facte^ To rtva thee* Mf*r * "»—"  ""  *-  -*--  -— Tt-
talawwste   a the farther lor perBoasges oatwardfy,   tbea
sf *th*lr Bttlaae aha*    Whea wat. to a certain eaeat,   a
two sf these pr«a barasaa a« fs tbe' ooeapsttoa with tbot* who are
heads of -wpaofag IstofBata. aul both; pesdettt sowtewbat on s "good appear
.-..._.*_ —__ ,-     ..        ..  . ^.    .     ..        .,_     __    1    _ ^     _?,._     .       U.allV^-i      A_v      _.!.__»---_--      #_
IVAOAA "Bi
BueXaaa axwtiag •»*/y
alas at UiMdajumrtere,
St» "
1, a p. a a!
 fit   Hetlag*
Ca#i.    H   Rahltn. moerotmry. \
Pre-S
de-
rspattagthe ssae oaxrrytv**, aa io\ane*r tor a livelihood in sddittaa to
the tBrrcst "afair te the.Balkat.-.. thei tb« actual ability tbey aay have,
^^^__T
•fSBrteslua thai hoth ao sh<ta«i«al;
lyteg ta forced epos tho raader of th«
"Thea nasrha aw (tailed forth by
as article to Ths Csapsiy Weekly
Hsrsld a recsBt data, ta which the
Btterty IrraosetteMo ahaaeter of tbe
can itsagia* some critic. Inbtied
BBt_\	
fJBffjr ]«ews <Ubet_) prists aa "ae-
«bbbc" of the reeoptteB af the Bnlgar-
taa prtooaera at Bslgrais. the Servtan
aaattsl. which chsfastsrties ta-f con-
dacft of the popalace towards the pt*ls-
oasra aa too dtagraosfal to be sde-
-MBtely *spro*ssd. Ths Loados Daily
ladsgrash (C-as*rvstJve) sotoassly
ssserta that -they va* toasted with
tSe ataiost -t»aa«*tarBtfsB*   The Ha-
an*-aa a *»*lp|T g m^gj^^Bgxy^gBmSetWwtf •S*spwWWw*»W**-a-ie^ tPU
WW-atf    *tm*ew*wm\%} aWaSPd-fW-Sr * g      aa*Sj(*>Aa^Na*~v"aa     '***^aa,*SS^Ba*ii*ay
da follow*; "Tbs wa dotMstMadsats
aay have had thstr defecU; thoy
am havo hssB sbsbUbiI, snbkct to
fawMBce, aad tasaporteneed. But
they asva were sal Bdvav eooid bsve
-VeSB*    aPasaa>4*J     t-p«*W-*v41-aa*B^aV-asaL'B'    mmmmmm     "•*,'S-'Br
ted Mars ss ae tho Brass bureaux
which hare taken thstr place. Oa the
whole It wonld bo betta to bsve ao
aows st sll ratha thsa have wha we
gfs havtog"
Ooa<*Mtratlon betag tho order of
ths dap, tt Is but rsssoBBble to expect
that ta doe eoatss tho Mgg*st ttsb
(Uaoagst ths bassos mi swsllow tbelr
hrathraa, aad tbea ths trrtlatloa of
ttw rorrespoodeat will vanish. Com
pstMloa aatoaga ths ttevs will be
eNaioaied. sad tha rtarol waste of one
Hat df aaaricators BBtUfylag tbs ef
fsrts of saotha being rsaovsd. ths
tSihstry sm bo wsestoi to advance
sataBtlteslly, sloag
twari prosaic orfaaiMtlons thst
PWMtts ssoddy as "wwtd," brows ps-
Btr M "lsather," a Peruoa as s
"oars" tor coasasMtteB.
IB this oae tadwsW, at last, th*
ragroBeh ao often l*v*ll*d st cspltal*
tew-that ti does hot addonataly re-
ward tb* lovator—win not apply.
Ths ssrvtaes of tb* tiBly alentlflc
•avsntor" will b* a s prahlum.
n '    1    ■ .11      ■ 11
"CHEAP ouvsr
A Stedy of UM Edoasted Slavs by Ons
■'   ^ •fmmms     ■
Ot ttnttn,
Ut tbs OOBBte «f ouafg wsnderlngs
to sad fro oa this partlcntar port of
tis ooatlnoBt af Aaorlca son*
BBiasa ars ast with thst in tb*
aioaths of thos* who um tb*m at
Uiss sousd stUremsly ludicrous
Irnsosva radar tha taont of "cheap
Sa/* ! Wis* Malt that H causa ms
eoBsldsrabts aaassai*Bt. knowing
froa (MparloBOS thst lam*4lat*ly I
look around to ass froa wbaiic* the
nMMfk ctBM 1 Ap mors than likely
•iTsn-io^ using
tho tana whtah anptlM simally to blm-
self a* to ths Oaa ho tduats, li* has
dtasoysssd a paolte dtaplsy of chssp*
""-r Wbich |s m_*WM practle** la
L   U Is a.raal df tt« peculiar
ditiOlM   JlfSWdll
I'tata-atteg*"
9-y**f ?• •?
id
w*r*iV*M*^s*9 *e\**
^__T^^
with the idea that democmcy to s
pecoliartty of tbe xdoA. raising sa ob-
inrtkrn tbat th-*** remarks apply to
the «tf«te Bat Nothing of tbe kind;
the (lemocrattc W*a lova the power
thst call* for cbespaea. aad fs coa-
froa the aa of j Unoaily shooting for capiul To bea
"Ths Umof-u': ml my (Loatoatioa I quote from an sd-
" ' vertuement in one of the Coast dslile*
— "Want«d--young maa of good ap*
pearaace for office''—no mention ot
abiJIfy st all, snd m for salary, it
would not be sasming too much to
venture tbat be mast be a "-Cheap
aay." Purtber, ft ta ao nacosnnon es
perleaee to be told ta aa interview
with a manager of a financial concern, with a sosplcioa of flattery, that
such as yourself is the aaa he requires, who csn meet the ssae claa
of people as himself. When you come
to that base -nation of alary yon
often and be to looking for s "cheap
guy,'* Ho far a the Sat Is concerned the same superficial valuation
of ability Is obwrvsat. A well known
Canadian magsslne ta a recent- testis
contained aa article laying special emphasis on th* importance of a good
"bluff," hy a csreful attention to
dras, a being of greater importance
often In securing employment than
"mar*" ability. The essence of capitalism to cheapness, whether in tbe
Kast or tbe West, and naturally produces "Chap Ouys.*'
It ts one of the habits of tbe al*
srled worker to endeavor to keep to
hlDiMlf the knowledge of wha remuneration be gets. Tbe fat of anyone
^^ becoming conversant with this Infot-
■JJi_**__J matiou be seem* to consider as a retina ssi vtmcht evidently fating thst his out;
ward sppssrsnee no longer covers his
being a "cheap guy." This applies, u
a rule, to all grsd«* of clerical help,
Including thos* who work la offices
sad stora. To ths employer this
Mnsltivenea Is often of great service
whea considering promotion, aad re
suits In positions of responsibility depreciating by the lower paid being Induced to accept these posts without
say clesr Ida of what they should be
able to demand. Amongst organized
bodla of workers this system ta curtailed considerably, but with the clerical worker the mirage that seems to
present lteelf In tha reflection of
bis Individuality prevsBts his cooperating wltb those wbo should by
this time recognize they ars playing
Into tbe bands of tbe "chap guys"—
tbe employing elsss, Tdie path to what
Is known as success is often trod with
much psMfci.ce by the "cheap' guys,"
and so wben we com* to examtns ths
heroes of our capitalist era w* flu-l
J often tbelr chief virtue vu that they
were "cheap guys," both to thcmMlve-t
and their hirelings. The greatat tribute a capitalist society osn fin. In expressing Us regard for them Is that
tbey was "alf mad* men,'' and per*
baps because of tbls peculiar method
of making, the term "cheap gay" Is
nowadays used in a somewhat scornful manner. Our sngle of vision ta
changing, and we no longar desire
"etheau guys," although fully realizing
the process wbich brings them Into being, and knowing full well tha a
"alf made nan" Is s product of a
social system wbo** slogan Is "CbSap-
Bast" -'">
STroeear-' ud  the  arbol* display a     Ta* attborWea are ap is the air
_. j-the evotetton of color prtsttsg."        **• *» «* *_*» J*_\J° -° J***
**     We were tnxxfJb struck by tho force-j _" **» to.*rk*i** ******* *** ***
M manner ot tbe dtaptay.   Heawming ***** ***> -*** *_z*ml.'m* ,M^
Onr walk one of ss remarked tha   »?"*■» tor **** *****_^*m^!nmaAs
seemed tatter strange that while the* ** tbwrwn btto tbe strat.   —*e re-
taw of «volotion had been accepted in' ftf"1 to B_?'"s   *** >■*_ * *£*"** I
simost every walk of Bfe there were! [**** 9* »• aattor.    To pot more
yet many who refased to scanowledg*! *2°»" * titt.aM^w^*H totmam to,
tts growth in the *c-rtal and etcoaomki•»"* *°_ Wmf"f- J1*? mm^*** ***** S
world just as in tbe |»roc*«s of print! __» *1*9^ * 0»(ao«aai1ty of the
tea ae.    However, the more fact oti ******.****** "*> ***mmmsg ova
      -bOOAA Ba. a
A  P.  a  C —•B-'ta'.aca*   —«*-*tlas  (Mary ':
aatx A Boaeay af tha aaanth aa* pro- ■
pagaad* Bvaatiog ex try fourth Saada/.  I
Opaa to «* try tody at RiM-n til. Laaar •
Taeaplc  at   i   a
Schagat. Bos It!
m.
A
Batr at ary.   iolta;
ignoring   any   particular   object,   or
jtht  affair.    At  the
time   the!
 B. ■ PJ*. ■
yiroiah. Meat* t\,ry esmtmord end
t'mrxh Wadaeattay* la tba mouth at
1211 Vtndtr gt. Beat. Orta UaA Sac*
ttxary.	
4».  a   P.  C.     Meeta  Brat  sad   UUrS
Sun-laya of tmtii a-ontb Is Socialist
Hall. J. N. lllctaa. Secretary. Qltaaan
llrigcta. AC.
A W-atM atertdv of SodaUsm
By tha bait writ*— te Bui-op* * - ■!
Amartra a tli IM firatxl la TIC
JfEWT HKVIKW whlefe _*>ala In an
aothoritativ* aay aiih all -,'■*--■«
ot aartallawi—eat fer a«liat>vt>.
bul --..ucalia*-- Puhll.tud taonthl*
|1 M par year: Caaa-Han aubarrU'
tlonav |l.j*    Saa4 la fer a aan>
»i« car-.
Taa*. City
WaWt     H.
....... .-b.    mm j     i»«.».-i».    -jwjwti,    «r. _i'_..-.   .. '  __;.__ _r_7*,.1«.^ Tn   IrOTST, (BAa-BABT, AACA. tea *, B. B.
pbsse of so object, ia no way proves* Z*****™ ^t%*LnM*rJ°.J'r*Z M l   (Tc-BmImm mMrtlne ***ry aater-
that it doe* not exist. theceat of the strikers.   Notice* have j   *,-, -.v-ming at I ertback *tjth*>•**•
The proof of tbto latter statement | J?*1*, **rr*d *},_**£
came out In strong relief hurt mttnAayl Y^Jy'.y] wWc" **
afternoon in one of tbe city parks of 1 "S^TL.   -fi.* ""^f
Vlotrrta. B. C.   There ae many whoi ™,.r!*J'il3d*. uni*m
Tbe proof of this latter t**«»H^
where tbe goods
^^^^^^^^^^ they ae arried
to another street. ^^^
Tbe only thing lacking here to funds
to carry on the straggle Ths strikers bare an abundance ot determination and courage, but tbey need food
to carry on the fight They are willing to at and sleep In the street or
anywhere da, if funds eaa be seat
la to fad than. All money should
be ant to Ipswich Defense League,
Box Mi*. Ipswich. Maa.,
IPSWICH STR1K!: -COMMrTTEE.
day »v«mlng
qoar.«rs,   514   S'lnth   Ave.
Adit, l-k-crnary. Bwx I4T.
Rhjfmw of Revolt
Neat little vot-taut af alHl*
25-r-       -facial   pric*
far otHUitlti-**
tr.
a ta*
Otle*
would have as believe that there is no
unemployment la this "taa Great
West—the working man's paradise.''
etc. We have many ia our midst who
work ova-time barangaing tho work-
era bow to ave their money, attend
church, keep clear of the unions and
the Socialist*, snd shove sll things,
"be patrioUc"—forgetting that at tbe
same time tbey may be working for
come French a German capitalists.!
Some of us hsve listened to these elo-
quent talks, sad even In some esses
followed tho proffered advice, only to
find that tt In ao way mitigated the
evil. 80 la due course we turned from
tho sterile phrase* of our "betters''
and lent attention to msmbers of our
own claa, workingmen aad women,
who can aot only tell a sf our pal*
tlon from experience, but who can
further show us the way out to freedom.
This Is what took place on tbe 27th
of July a a sua mating of unemployed In tbls city. All speakers were
of the working claaa oaly and were
gathered from the extreme points of
the province, which gsvs tbe hundreds
of bearers present ths understanding
thst this 'McBride" prosperity wm
the biggest Joke ever.
The executive board of the B. C. P.
of I* were all present wltb tbe statement tbat wherever they bad been
hundreds of m«v were Jobless, ft
seems reasonsble that If the Conarvs-
ttve party are responsible for the
"prosperity," wben It coma, tbey srs
equslly to blame for th* poverty and
destitution which Is rampant all over
this glorious West at present
Tbe fsct Is tbst In spite ot sll tbe
shluts of patriotism ao vociferously
indulgsd la by tbe Isckeya of capital,
the latter has bscoms Internatlonsl In
scope, and st tbe same stroke ha crested aa International, propertyless
wsgs-clsa, submerging tbe Wat In
the East snd olda countries of Bur-
ope.
We have now snived st the stage
of the unemployed demonstrations
which have la tb* pa*' been particularly confined to Ion-ion, Paris, Berlin, etc. All this proclaims the rapid
approach of the downfall of capital,
!
lng amongst
M»muutty, and
cultured term,
hat It a
UmZ
ig triads.''
MS of a
Th* Dominion EXacutlv* havo th* following lltarator* for sale. (PabUahad
by tb* party.):
To
To   lA.llrl-1-
pcr It* a copy
M*r.lf*»l.i A P. of C MOT     10c
What la Uc-Hallslt-T* IH     l*c
Boclallan*     and     th*    Survival   of   the   Fltteat   (J. ^a_B_
C->-.naH(     „ ™....$i.t»
Th*  Way  to  Power  (J.  B.
Osborna)    -  1.71
Soctollam and tJi-lon'sm*  1.00
ttc per rloien.
atruggla for  Kslatance*  1.00
lie par ilotan.
But* and  aov*rnm*at*  l.a
26c par dvzr.n.
Vain*. Price and Profit-1..... LOT
10c ar d'isen
•Kxpr**a c.iargee addad.
to
tc
Sc
to
to
te
 BE awvpuas
BmW**Bm*Bil^_^__L
To Eseeutlv*
Locals Committee*
pu* -lumps  .1*10 10.08
Platform*. Bngllth tl .10
"""atfor—a, Korel.n....   .10 WayM
orrna. koi
Card* ...
l.a
.10
1.00
ConaUtutlon*    1 He each
(Above priea por 100)
Kacelpt Book* _*_   .l)a*h    11.00 dos
Warrant  Hooka   M *aeh    l.lOdos
Button* (p-arty) — t.M Am      I.OOdos
do. te Indivlduata — *jdO each
TAWootrrBit aooaz. aro. 1, a a. ob o.
hs* to* following cloth-bound book* on
aala.   Mak* Sll money order* payable to
J. flidaa/ay, 111 Hating* SL IL. Vancouver, B. 6.
Bach
Tb* Iron Hal (London)   l.U
Hlatory of th* Commune of 1171
Uit-onwrk* ef "atelmune "i^
tSngela) ^.
lustrlal Hlatory of fSngland (Qlb-
hodB
Capital, yeta. 1, t and l-~
^ fSngeta)      „   1.00
Industrial Hlatory of fSngland (Qlb-
■ 1.10
BASS
Ba«taron Question <at*.r-|).......... J.
Criilau* of Pol. economy
A-MiaWt Lowly, vol, I a—_
ind. wlih knowledge for our guide, thi; fc.fe,*^^ m
•mancipation of labor.     _.-■',    _._.'-] "'ffloV.)   ....%&.,**?.. —'' 1.00
1.00
Ife §
i. C. T.
Liberty ta not a means to a higha
political end. It ta Itself the highest
polltlal end,—Lord Acton.
111   **  "  ■'"  ii*J«"-aeiii ■   **■
Comrade Gribble has ban Inapaov
tatod by slcknea recently, but I* now
getting back Into bis old form. T>ta
w«ek he will be ln Toronto,
-m* W*kOT **•-»
"WWy don7* yon'aiabitaii old-a* p«n-
Umrta#k»« th* wegar* worka
o]M,)^%*^bt nlfv»7«e
old
»*-»■»*-1 #«*-/      tatter** **,.,, ,...,.»,*„.
f'tiflo-K-phlcal Kfii*y»_(Dleta*n)
SfiUnca and ltevolutlon  (Untermann.)
The World** Revolution* (UnUruiann.)
Soclallam,   tu Growth  and  Qj-tcom*
(Bas A ttorria,)
goelaltam for Btud*nta/(Cj-hen.),
Kvolutlnn of property (LafArgu*.)
Itlslit To Be May, Etc. (Lafargue.)
C|*a Mtruggl* (Kantsky.)
Mllliant ProtaU/lat (.Austin Lewi*.)
V*lu*. Prlc* and Profit (Mars.).
yolutlofi     snd    Cou n ter-n* volution
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PLATFORM
Socialist Party of Canada
W*. th* Soclsltst Party ot Canada. Is convention assembled, affirm
our allegiance to sad support of th* principles and progrsmm* of thi
revolutionary working claa.
Labor produca sll wsalth. sad to ths producers It should beloo'-
Th* present eooaoatc system ta based upon caplullst owaersblp of
tb* aaaas of production, eoaseqasatly sll the product* ot labor belons
to the apitaltat clasa The capitalist ta therefor* mater; th* worker
s slave.
Bo long a tb* capiultot daw remain* ta poaaoloa of th* rein*
of government all th* powera of th* State will be used to protect an<J
defend tbelr property rights la the mans ot wealth production ao-i
lb-sir control ot tb* product ot labor.
Tb* capitalist system glva to th* capitalist aa *v*rowell!ni*
stream of prof Ita and to th* worker sa aver Increasing measure* of
misay sad degradation.
Tb* Intaat of tb* worhtag claa Ita* la th* direction of Mttinit
Half fro* from caplullst exploitation by the abolition of tbe »«•
ayatem. und*r which ta cloaked th* robbery ot tbe working claa st the
point of production. To accomplish this necealtsta tbs transform*
tlon of caplullst property to tho mean* of walth production Into col
tactlv* or worklag-clsa property.
Ths Irrepraslble conflict of Isterat bstwssa ths cspltallst and
th* worker ta rapidly culminating la a struggle tor aossaslon of tlx*
relBs of governmrat—the capitalist to hold, ths worka to secure it
by political action. This Is th* claa struggle.
Therefor*, w* all upon all workers to organise aader the banner
of the Socialist Party of Canada, with ths objat of conquering the
public powsrs tor ths purpose ot sating up snd ioforclng ths economic
programme of the worktag class, m follows:
1. Tb* transforasatioa, ss rapidly ss possibl*, ot capitalist prop
aty in ths means of wsalth production (natural rssourca, tsctoriea,
mills, railroads, ste) Into tho wUsctlvs property of the working elsss
2. Ths dsBMcratic orgaaiution sad management of laduatry by
th* workara.
S, Ths sstabllshmsBt, sa speedily m possibl*, of production for
ua Instead sf production tor profit.
Tbs Socialist Party whea la offlcs shall always snd svsrywbere
until tb* prsssat system Is sbollsbsd. mak* the aaswa to tbls qu"«
Hon IU guiding ml* sf conduct: WIU tbls legislation sdvsnc* tl""
latsrals of th* waking claa sad aid tbs workara In their claas struK
gl* against capitalism? If it will, tha Soclall.t Party Is tor it; If "
wlll not, tho Socialist Party Is sbsolntoty opposed to It.
Ia acordanc* with this principle Ihe Soclsltst Psrty pledge. Itwelf
to conduct all tbe public affairs plsced la Its bands la such a manner
a to promote th* laterats of ths working claa alone.
r* of Karl H*MlBB_B_i_BB_
low, otepli
^i«sr*tad.ter!9i,,,ifc
ia_    1 to*Pam»ly"(
allem, Utopian ad
:•!*.)
ntinc (Kn
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"lipwi' ebsrga)
Pamphlets
NOW READY
To Local!, 12.75 par 100
36o per dogon
UVIWTOPtlCS [Ineluda Ixpraaad*]
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SOCIALISM AUD
OF THI FITTMT
(By J. Oonnsll, ssthor
o/'-Tlida^FlAg'')
TBS WAY TO
P0WBB.
(By J. B. Oiborna)
Mii_ii_ii_iii
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AUGUST 8, 1913
jTHE WESTERN CLARION, VANCOUVEB,   BBITISH  COLUMBIA.
PAGE THBEB
SOCIAUST PARTY OF CANADA
and
U devoUd   W r**H»rta  of  ISxttcutlve Commlttet,»71^c-i.   «_.
Partr -datta^ ^.0*11 ^nmu n.catlon. to ,.'.j^fcu^
tary,
CASH 8TATEMENT OF THE DOMINION AND B. C. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES, AND THE WESTERN CLARION TO JUNE 30, 1912.
raovia-tnA*
(JUT1VS OOM*
July «.»»-»•
,, at 1-11 Main Bl at » P.m.
»»vr^.a-_hla Prltcnar*-*. Raid and
pren*-",1    S'w in tha ct"*lr.
ttcrtttn'    -*»'"  v._ua meeting adopt-to*
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July 81. 1»1».
. .. above. Raid ■* th* Chair.
^^riw-I^Ti^ sapta
it i**'1 i«*>f« i-asd from Local Win*
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nut**"-, »•■ gaia. Boo. .Party. K«r,«
N V.; l"»er«»*Aornal Bureau; ail
Pm»'
JJ-to »:»^ud"a*laferm I-ocal
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£-. was** I* »* ' -        li!*
-*-        fl$t.4«
Ad)-ummrnt   R BWB||OOaH, Soc.
CLARION FUND
(Maintenance)
I islam--- on hand July 21 $36.63
British Columbia
l-ocal    Langley    No.   78
(bal.   over   remittance
July 24)   10
I,ocal Vancouver No. 1 %696
    5.35
Alberts
Local Innisfail No. 3    3.25
Saskatchewan
Ixn-uI Roseland No. 10 $1.00
Local Moose Jaw No. 1 5.00
    6.00
l-il .23
Orant to Pub. Acct '  37.r»5
MOOSE JAW
Ed. Clarion—Enclosed Is money or
der for $5.00 which Is donated by the
Moose Jaw f.ix al to the Clarion Main
lenance Fund. Wc in Moose Jaw arc
doing our best to push the sale of th*-
Clarion hi all our meetings and find
it a hard proposition to get the <lol-
lars off these prosperous worker",; so
we are sending tbls $5 to help keep
our paper going.
With beet wishes.
Yours In revolt,
WM. HARRISON.
Credit
Dominion Executive Committee $ 84.83
D, C. Executive Committee    -\5.30
B. C. Organising Fund _    22.60
Clarion deficit, as below ■	
Cash In Canadian Bank of Commerce.
	
Debit
I 50.74
65.89
HERE AND NOW.
=y
Sub*. Received
$122.63   1122.63
Western Clarion Account-
Deficit on net working -.   4689.96
Maintenance Fund  „... 633.22
Net deficit    „ „$ W.74
Audited and found correct.
O. RAYNER,
W. BVAN8,    '
W. BLACKIE.
SEMI-ANNUAL   BALANCE   8HEET8  8TATEMENT   OF   ACCOUNTS   FOB.
DOMINION   EXECUTIVE AND FRO*
Ending June 30, 1113.
Dominion Executive Committee
Assets
Cash f 66.89
Furniture, etc *  128.30
Literature stock   237.46
Supplies, stock      76.61
Accts. collectable, W. Clsrion.... 107.74
Accts. collectable, B. C. Ex. C...   23010
VINCIAL B. C EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES, WESTERN CLARION, Etc.
DOMINION EXECUTIVE. ACCOUNT.
Receipt*
June 30th  1616.95
Disbursement*
June 30th   4632.12
Balance       84.83
W. Gribble, OnL and Sask.— 6
C. M. O'Brien.. — - 3
R. Tune, New Zealand  2
J. Jenkins. City  1
D. McMillan. Moose Jaw 2
H.. Adle   Calgary.- - - 0   4
J. W. "vtfight, Banff 0   4
K. Johnson. Montreal ..— 0   2
W, Skinner, City — X   1
R. C. McCutcheon, Winnipeg.. 1   9
Sam. arson, Lethbridge.-...— 0   3
F. Ewald, Round Hill, Alia  0   0
C. Lestor, CRy  1   1
Local Vancouver No. 1 1   2
Single*
Yearlies—T. Mellalieu, W. Wilson,
W. O. Wilson, H. Conway, D. McTav-
ish. F. Huber -A. M. Campbell. R. C.
McKay, H. H." Stewart, A. J. Amy, J.
Erlck.on,
Six Months—W. H. Moore, Mia B.
Thompson, R. C. McCush, Frank Stein-
bart, Arthur Paalson, H. Dalglelsh. D.
Thomson, W. B. Bird, H. Norman.
Three' Months—Louis Flett, Jama
Cameron. F. Wade, A. E. Fay, H. Rad
bord.
1639.50
Liabilities.
Executive $ 42.00 |
B.  C.
  EXECUTIVE  ACCOUNT
From B. C. Executive f 42.00 | Receipts
Accounts payable   176.60 .June 30th  „ — _.44*T&-89
Accts. payable, B. C. Ex. Com...     4.00
From Western Clarion    51.00
A«B. „
(-->.,. • ■<-,! at tl* Main BL at I p.m.
*•-.■*. m    itat-tm.  Prtlobard, Rctd  snd
Mrr-urv    Pritchard In tha ehslr.
M'ivm-. ot pravloiw maaung *dopi<-4
i« na*
C-wr»»-><s«-l--»-*# fro— L*e*l« Kakuap
So "S; Victoria No. I: Karnla No. IT;
CM**tt<v No SI; Ci-mIo*** Ho. tl; and
Cam v l,*r»u», eliy.   FltaA
Om I Kldaway pnsarnt-xl cr<xlrntUU
(rum lj*ral Vancouver No. I. fllllng tha
\trtto Y '■ **• '•> th* rualgnatlnn tit Com
T. c~n»r,   On motion lb* eamra-le waa
^^^^^^m^a^^^a^^a^m^^^esmsesm
Informal.*.--, r* prub'
SECRETARIAL
A few weeks ago tt was pointed out
In tbls column tbat the expectation
that the Clarion would be on its feet
and paying it* way by the time tbe
three months for which the locals and
member* were sakc-flo contribute to
B. C. Prov. Executive Committee
Assets.
Accounts collectable 2* 23.60
B. C .Organising Fund.    22.50
I 46.00
Liabilities.
Accounts payable  I 4.00
Net worth   42.00
^^^^^   Disbursement*   ^^^^^
June 30tb  „■. __ _.-..$460.50
Balance    16.30
B. C. ORGANIZING FUND
Receipt*
June 30th  -  $100.00
Disbursement*
June 30th  „ , ..$ 11M
Balance   ...„ „       22.50
$ 46.00
CLARION   ACCOUNT
Assets
the Maintenance  Fund  had  expired. I .         ,        ..   rT*""               ..M »,_
had not materialised, and the necen- .*■<*--** collectable                 M1-U
ally of continued effort    was pointed                                                     ..0- -,
nut The necessity still exists.   The' atBB***************************************************************************************™?* •
Liabilities.
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Vifi rla  fat mar*
(bt'iitv of i-iacUona
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KiprftaMi, Ml.
A<!}OMrTii«*nt.
1   M. BURBOVOH. »ac
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Wammmmmmmmma^a^AoB \. if
('<**i*«n«-1 m at-ova.  Frtteaard  Itt  «»*r
t-a "f prerlatM wu-ellng ada-r-itxi
rkair
Ml-tut
i4
nw^lMiti«gy«. :**«.»>* *«.*»**«•*
IIH
WartanW drawl..
paper ls still s burden on the funds  „   ....      "Z""".""Ta     __.
of the Dominion and B. C. Provincial  (Mh   -J»l.«*-*Mnienta   advanced
V .".,..„.    ZZLts*~\mmZm twmttZwll       -T    0«B.    Eier-Utive f
B-OOBllva absorbing funds that have
been contributed for other purpose*,
and a source of anxiety Instead of encouragement at tbls end. It is not
creditable to the membership as a
wbole that this situation should last
so long.
Net worth
56.74
51.00
6107.74
Prepared by W. A. Pritchard.   Audited and found correct by
W.   BLACKIE,
O. RAYNER,
W. EVANS.
—WESTERN CLARION ACCOUNT
Receipts
June 30th   4 949J55
Per Clarion Main. Fund—     683.22
$1,482.87
Balance on hand ,  _$    66-74
Di*burw*m*nta
Disbursefents  „ 1,539.61
W.
FUND
REDDIT, ONT.
run.
•ill Mil**
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F-in-l
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1 0*
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id
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In answer lo the request that locals,
whero jvoisibie. Increase their bundle
orders, only    two    have  responded:
fttnl   Enderby, BBmw*B*B*e*e*e*e*e**e**e*M
__    ,     .     . „ Editor  clarion:   A  month or two
The locals that are sctlve are do- Bgo • vromiftecl io help the Clarion
Ins it-plei-rild work, and it Is mainly out 8 !utu, hlll ul(nl. lMiourAdax
oalng to their efforts, and the ener- 1..a>.8.a.week 8lave, the Ume I get to
getlc comrade* whoa* names appear mV8t>if after washing aud feeding tbe
with suih rrwlitable rp-rularity In the ^-bj-e ih -(;anl in-i0uMedly 1
Men* an.! Now i-olumn. that we arc wmi„, have negll.-,t0 the matter now
still In the field The great bulk of hfld ,. not been for lhe indefatigable
iba mambrnihlp are in tb* nosftloB of JotJ w_tson. who gently reminded me
*crepilnB .barlty at their hand*. The ,h he had not no-lcetl any effort on
paper will not .usp«*nd again All the mJ n ,0 u,^. otf my chain,.
•va,wn*es of the Dominion and B. C. ,u>rein .)lea-e find one beftn ] wm
baativa are and will continu* 10 be       d' auother every time Watson
behind It. and auffir^nt Is coming to j^ mi>    ((M oxl9y Joe.--Ed.>
------ •       — *     * *"».--.      •„.niiu
CLARION   MAIN
Receipts
June 30th  9533.22
Disbursements
June 30tb    4533.22
W. A.  PRITCHARD.
W. BLACKIE,
O. RAYNER,
W. EVANS.
Audited snd found correct.
BRANDON
Ninety-one subs but week and eighty-four tbls week.
Take out your perfctl, get a sheet of
foolscap, and figurt. out how long it
will be before we can afford a weekly,
and send tbe result Into this office a
quickly as possible. We don't want
to be taken unawares when the rush
startA
One encouraging thing about tbe
above list Is that some new names
nave made their appearance on tbe
firing line. May their number Increase.
Tbe following comrades, having
ant subs of and above the value of
110, we entitled to the premium td
Socialist books from Kerr's list to
the amount opposite their names
Send tbe order to this office.
W. Gribble. S3( $4.50 to spare); J.
Jenkins, city, $2 (97.50 to spare); W.
Green, Toronto, tl, ($6 to spare); A.
E. Goodwin, Cumberland, fl; Ltd. Light-
stone Ottawa, $1 (S1.50 to spare); C.
M. O'Brien, fl (13.50 to spare); F. O.
Shier, Kananaskis, fl (93 to spare.)
"To spare" means tbat so much is
left sfter tbe premium ta deducted,
and wbich will count towards the next
910.
The following comrades bave sent
in subs to tbe value stated:
H. Adie 96.50, W. B. Bird 95.25, C.
M. Christiansen $5. T. S. Cabsidy $8,
H. Dalglelsh $6.25, H. Henderson $5,
F. Hyatt 9550, C. G. Johnson $5.50, S.
Larson $5, J. Meldrum $6.50 R. C. McCutcheon $9.75, W. L. Phillips $9. M.
W. S., Beaverdell, B.C., $6.50, aad D.
Thomaon, $8.25.
(As previously stated, the record is
being kept from Clarion No. 721.)
Comrades who Intend going after
these premiums wll] oblige by intimating the fact with the first subs
they and in, to facilitate beeping the
to   ctiMir-'   continued   publication   on
tbe fortnightly  basis.    But
'ill-     Hi.  .
The sum total of the genus homo
Mtat-atura **l*a    --,„__,__
Do, Hiippile*	
K«**nM-» a* P*r warr*»U
Aajoumment   h, BTKItOV""
BARONS. ALTA.
Kditnr Clario-o^Coarad* Frodshaw
has lust left us. afta • two •aohs
Bay in in., couatry. He has iwcsottt
baa riving lecture* is different
ptatm around here, aad also has t>«-
in very good propaganda around the
town
At the matlnc ot the Barons Ixxai
No. 47 a week ago last Sunday every
My ne-mrd to be Interested. ••»
cli-dlns be children there were ahoui
fifty -five or ality penwaa.
Tbe local bas lately been B^n*-1"
it the comrades' bouses. It -»*#l»
wry other Sunday and the lest meet
lag «a* held at our hotis*.
Wa took In on* new member, and
lotnrade Frodsham gsve u* * ■ec'"r,t'
on villi*, snd the class struggle, wni<-n
nuili' thr> meeting very Interesting.
Yours for -^•••'•m-, wrtV.
MAMIE I.YON.
Haroni. Alta. 	
B. C. OROANIZINO FUND
liilai-ip on hand July tl •-•    „W*J0
M. II. Enderby   B. C 11.00
Hawkins, Henry  •*■•<_>
Tomllnmin, K. A.    ■•°®
Johnson. J. F  ■ 00
HoulriHworth, C. B.    1-W
OUipbsH, Mstt  --J*
*'il»on. Chsrlle  ••       52
MrKay, ,1 -  100
Mooro, 8am » 10°
•-■■uce   (leo.       .      -0°
••mlth; Edwin  M
Wsldron. Qeo. and
■'entland, Andy 8_
UiMlrot, Alvar  --°5
"ooien, Harry  '-00
'-oworv, 0*0 I-00
Morphy, Mr  1.00
UForgo, J  1.00
Rf*-n, Wm.  1.00
Tucker,  W.  _  100
free  distribution,   for  which   we  are
receiving requests every week.
... .. ln this burg heing somewhere around
40, and a large pfoportlon feminine,
some French, and therefore Catholic,
^^^' "lu-tlce and "What
would Jesus say'." others who sold
their commodity during the
modlty-boosters'
a   larger  drrulatlon.  that  will   provide funds for routing organizers and  ^^ ^	
printing literature, and pamphlets for Bomc who prat(. 0f justice and   What
efforts    'o
com
trustify
I-ocal Vanconver No, 1 haa decided n'°?' ;* ,
that every applicant for membership their particular brand of goods, and
•hell subscribe to the official organ of 1"-"-'-"f*-rp «»ubu(*« ■»» °r JRca'es-,
tbe party before he or she is admit- -vou ma>" ''t,rha,,H ******** wl,y I
tad. This Is sr eismple worth cony- have not sent any subs to the organ of
Ing. and If all locals would insist that "e-olutlcn. coupM perhaps with a
all their members subscribe it would l8f^ S*'etlorl **** 1t,t"8i,'t1 S°TtimH
go a long way t« relieve the difficulty. ,0 _\ the "of'-headed. docile, sheepish
Too many of them take their paper ***** *~ to *_ . u , , . .,
from the locals bundle when theyare'    l5"( on»e *h0 is '"'"ued with the real
--    —■ . — imAt   kick-stuff  cannot  lay    down  and   be
the kicked instead of the kicker, so 1
ewes 1 will be digging in again ln spite
-**- Comrade Editor: A street meeting
was held in Brandon on Sunday evening. The sun was staining in a great
heaven of blue. There were just a
few fleecy clouda on the horizon—in
fact, the world looked very beautiful,' ^^coqitr
and so the writer and Comrade Mella- j As a glance at the Publishing Ac-
lieu thought it very appropriate to count will show, caah subs have been
Ulh about the struggle for existence. J*J Jj St^i^^^tasl
rge,0s,^%ftc^-S Wffil^^^Wffi yeTsemn.
of the murderous competition that pre- j £Vtyon? the 'caShilltle.* TZ
mTt** Th»f_ T^-f18^ eJtl*'»lned1tne membership. We M^nied to be cursed
material basis of the New Jerusalem, j ™tt BUperabundance of Weary Wil-
and showed that it was constructed' jjljr        *^
out of earthly materials by imagina-j	
live architects—on paper! I RANDOM REMARK8
The   plugs   pricked   up  their   ears! 	
Uke so many Jerusalem mokes, and all j we have general prosperity! Tea,
seemed to agree tbat Imagination is a! indeed! I have met a number of proa
very fine thing. There--adulterated 1 peroua workers travelling over "their'
pottage.   There—a feaat of trumpets! I country, and "their" homes with them.
The writer also said that capitalist! (That means the blankets   on   their
morality   did   not   minister   to   thej backs.)   All seem to have the same
O'BRIEN  REPORTS
Comrades—Since the last elecjjkm I
have assisted the Alberta comrades
with twenty-two meetmg*—at Coleman, Hillcrest, Pocahontas Bad Seebe.
The collections amounted to considerably more than expenses; most of tha
other meetings did not cover expenses,
as ls to be. expected so soon after aa
election.
In response to former Invitations
from Montana comrades, 1 offered my
services at Conrad, Voltar sad Greet
Falls. I found the movement rather
disjointed, owing largely to Internal
troubles, caused for the moat part by
tbe. I. W. W.
In tbe first named place,   a small
farming town, I had tbree very good,
open air and an  indor  meeting.   A
policeman pushed me off the box and
threw It over the pavement.   I stood    "
in the street with my arms folded, not
saying a word.   He then chucked ms
un to the pavement.   The   audleace
were very indignant.   They urged me
to get on tbe box again and If he Interfered to smash him and tbey would
protect me.   Being a "foreigner,"   it -
wss not for me to resist an officer of
tbe law.   I said:   "If you wish to test
your freedom, some of you clttaens get
out and speak."   They all offered the
excuae that they could not speak.   If
I had not discouraged the Idea they
might bave run the police out ot town.
Tbe next day the comrades arrsaged
with the mayor and that evening   I
spoke to a large crowd.
Volier being n IrrigaUon-corporat-
ion town, the comrades advised asa
not to speak on tbe streets, and as it
was so soon after the three days
sports ln memory of the . "Glorious
Fourth." signifying their independence, tbey did not thins they could
get an audience indoors.
In Great Falls I addressed a small
street meeting next day (Sunday). It
was cold and windy. A couple of
dozen comrades went into a hall, snd
I spoke in a brief way of the history
of the Socialist movement
I enjoyed my visit. The comrade*
urged me to stay with them. Tbey
were-very hospitable. I received col* .
lections of eleven d nars. I visited
Canadians who had moved thither,
hoping to escape some of tbe ravages
of capitalist exploitation, bat experience has taught them that capital
must have its pound of flesh from citizens of the land of the frje, ss elsewhere.
In Montana, as in other places, most
of tbe slaves are hoping some day to
get enough to enable them to move
to newer fields.
Bnt for my contact witn a uniformed slave (customs officer) 1
could not have distinguished democracy from the rule of a king. On
either side of the line mosquitoes snd
other such forms of life are all
atheists, for they as mercilessly bore
God's "Images'' (especially those that
are to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven)
as they do other animals, so I learned
by tbe indirect or civilised method
of obtaining information. The * comrades whose hospitality I enjoyed had
guess	
Am pleased to find Winnipeg doing
the resurrection stunt, and, judging by
reports, they are nil the better for
their late demii-e. Why, 1 heard ihey
even exploited the Salvation Army!
Olad also to read of a better fighting spirit pervading the reports of the
various locals, and am tickled to death
to read of the splendid scrap tbat Alberta put up In the recent election.
It's like a glais ot nectar to a Jaded
ive.
Keep going!   If I can't do all I would
* like to   aee    somebody
keeping the old flag flying.
I am.
Just n wage plug,
BYUNBT K. v-aGE.
lit*      ■'-■-«.  _    .
well able to pay the price of an Individual imbscriptlon.
Tbe slaves on the prairies are now
working hsrd to rustle subs, and the
it-venue for the next six or eight
weeks wlll have 10 come. In the main,
from the Industrial centres It ought
to bo posalble for each party member,
to get at least one sub for each Issue
In tbe towns. That would help materially, snit If tbey get the habit, tbe
weekly would soon be a possibility.
This is not the onlv Socialist paper' '*- *■ "
which is in difficulties.   All over this i si*-'-''-'-
continent they are feeling the pinch, j    K«*"ai* »«••■-» ■
and  the methods employed by some 1 Uke to do. 1
of  them  to   surmount  the  difficulty ' keening the o
will  never be copied  by  those  who
havs the management of this paper.
We are not asking you to "save" the
paper     We   ask   those  ot   you   who 1
have hitherto done nothing to Increase ' "*     CALGARY.
Ita circulation  to make a start now ,
and cease accepting charity from the j    Comrade    Editor:
few   who reallre  the  responsibilities I money 01 dor for 13.00, for which kindly
*-•--   -   .......1..iinuurv i forward GO copies each of "Th* Way to
Enclosed    And
working class welfare, and so to tbe
working class it was immorai.
Comrade Mellalieu spoke on the evolution of Socialism from Utopia to
Science. Traced the evolution of society from barbarism to present-day
conditions; called on Aristotle on tbe
way, snd went tothe stake with Bruno:
and Galileo. He spoke for some time
on the four main pillars of Soclallam—
tho Materialistic Conception of History, tbe Law of Surplus Value, Anarchy In Production, and tbe Class
Struggle.
One result of anarchy ln production
was over-production. Means of production cannot function -ss capital—
Le.. cannot exploit; the consequence is,
wage slaves turned out to eat grass.
(How do you wage slaves like your
greens?)
Capitalism was rapidly developing in
China. Chtnks could live on a grain
of rice and the Inspiration of Confucius. Result—Chinese commodities
produced by tbe said Chinks would
capture the market-- of the world, and
starvation and misery would capture
the wage plugs of other nations.
The estimated coat to maintain the
""ZT"* "^T^TZZ. tum. i*,.. »--*-~-    Tha**-1 modern conveniences to the extent of
very few since the last issue.   There j _ot bav,__ t_ .„„__ from __ch ^^
On this side of the due 1 have had
considerable       direct       information.
There, as here, a part of the land is
irrigated, and the slaves wbo dig the
ditches and build the dams, as well
aa those who cultivate the land, sow
the seeds, reap and deliver the crops,
are exploited to the limit.   All forma
of life  (with the exception of   tbat
class of the human animal tbat produce all the wealth of the world) are
enjoying this season of the year.   In
Montana, as in Alberta, gophers run
to snd fro, birds sing, the flowers are
charming, vegetable matter to beautiful to look upon, and most of it pleasing to the senses of smell and taste-
Colts, calves,    lambs,    piggies,    etc.,
feast on the bounties of nature, recline In the shade, or frolic and play,
as pleases them best.   But the young
and old of the working class, in their
ignorance, poverty and filth, swest as
they toil, or tramp seeking for toil,
suffering aches, pains aad humiliation-
Even the four-legged have some  advantages over the two-legged beasts
of burden, in that they do not have
to worry.
Now tbat I have bad a short visit
with our cousin comrades, whose tactics are somewhat different to ours,
in a territory so like Alberts. 1 em
convinced tbat we are making better
progress than they. We, like tbey,
are undergoing a clarifying process;
let the good work go on. We csn
help each other a great deal.
V. M. O'BRIEN.
sing-song, "No work!"
One homesteader, who  must   save
been a red, asked, "Was it really worn
they wanted?"   "Why, yes." was tbe
reply.   He asked tbem to come and
pick stones on bis homestead.   "How
much per day?" asked one.   "Ob, then
it is not work you are anxious about,
but the wages or meal ticket."   "Say,"
here said the red, "if it was not for
bone-head patriots like yourselves who
talk about    country    and patriotism
wben you know full well that you have
no property or land, and you will have
to walk the tracks when tbe price of a
ticket ta gone, we could do something."
'And what are you going to do about
it?" aaked another.   "See here,' said
the red, "I have just left Sllverton, the
Standard mines, one 01 the best paying
minea In Canada—they make big profits—and tbe conditions    we   miners
have to live on is ao fean that   we
had to strike for better food.   So when
the superintendent came in and asked
all those who wished better food to
rise, ad only 20 out ot 85 rose, the
consequence waa that we went.   But
if you studied Socialism, and enough
of us wanted it. tbinga would be diTer-
THE LITTLE FISH
It has been stated ou several occasions that so long as tbe wage alave ta
the owner of property in any shape be
will think and vote with tbe capitalist
revolutionary
Tower'1
Olltnore. W  H 77.7, 100
_torson, Geo/W.'"".	
Prior, L. J	
.40
1.00
and   "The Struggle for Exlst-
Itarlti  will   arrive  in 1    Things are very quiet around Calgary
Istter end of August' at the presont time, and the average
n   for  fourteen  days, | slave Is proving to be In a very recep-
nlgbt,    weathor per-; live frame of mind as to the message
^^ 'of  Scientific  Sociulism.   We  In   Cal
gary aro making strenuous efforts In
order to get located In suitable head
—1.~, ™™ iicu.li*. and 1 expect thai
IWlan
-_-_-_-_-__ 21.40
c* on hand Aug. 6, IMS...JM-90
MARION PUBLISHING ACCOUNT.
No. 784).
8ubi ,
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Adi ;;;•"
5-fectory 7
Cart     ;	
Total
Rsoslpta
..$44.25
.. 17*35
2.50
.   8.00
. 10.00
$6(1.20
•aatimed   In   joining  a
organisation.
Com.   Modes   Barltz  will
Vancouver tho ^^^B,—B"
iiml   wlll  remain
speaking every night.
The comrades of the Okanngan
seem alive to the possibilities of the
motorcycle proposition. Com. Johnson, the secretary, writes that they
have only five members in good standing. Is there another local lu the Dominion that can give as good a showing In the way of raising money for
organisation work, considering their
numbers and the rural nature of
their Held of action? $21.40 collected
on two of the organization fund cards
sent out, and an Intimation that there
Is more to follow. Com. Johnson "nys
that he has been praying for 'but
cycle to materialize, but In not ROliiS
to wait for an answer, having more
confidence In tho utility and eflloaoy
of spot cash. This ouirht to Incite
emulation  amongst    the other rural
-ma   .....1,1,,,,   f„r {■      YOU
avAratre"family in comfort In Toronto ent.   The earth and    all    the   Rood, -... ———- --..—._ MV_i» ♦„ v_
average ramiiy •nwim_|pe_    ,-,4700. thinecs on It would be ours for the tak-| class.   This iMoaaTalt^ta Hhota to *•
Is    $93«.70.   In      .__    	
What the wage slave actually gets on J ££ a"nd~we would be masters of our
own Jobs Instead ot slaves seeking for
Q**t from"'*sinT^hasah
$108.75
Kxasitsss.
ESfiy •»* -3B*
.$ 93.76
.   10.00
$103.75
of spot cash
emulation «■«"■••--- ..*.,,,_ -or ■-, yoi
local*.   Its no use waltlni. for «.
.,.„!  have  to  gr. stU>t it.    «
n*8«n'^K.«TawS.
another seat in tbe reiumi>■•>-,,
latest victory was warI   n   »•   ^
?^K«a*
they were unsuccessful.
r he tin ' V.lf arrive, that we will
be 11. to our old standard aa regards
the educational and organising capabilities as befitting a real Local of the
S'sums' are not wanting thai go to
Bhow the proletarian that the present
mono of production and ownership is
ScAPAbls of even providing tho aver-
.go of them with tiufflctent necessities,
IZ before long we aisjr espee
__aVhev mighty convulsion that will
.haloth * very foundations of civll.ir,
Mon or. »• '-0»lrftde -*'r°u8h,Yn »,ut8tU'
■•Sclent Ac Barbarism"; and I asuect*-
aav iadsed, 1 hnow-tbo effects will
£S to£ «r worse than that ot 1907 I
esper 1 will be forwarding a few
mir* subs In the course of a few days,
"0 will now conclude with the best of
fraternal greetings.
Yours in revolt.
H. CONWAY.
In order to prevent the Americans
from fishing In "our" waters the late
Canadian Navy "Rainbow" and "Nto-
i)o" have been commissioned to patrol the waters of "our" country.
We are waiting to hear from you
regarding the distributing ot the New
Review.   Twenty cepta a hundred.
the svarage Is $437.00.
Puxzle:    Find comfort.
The working clasa do not get sufficient clothing, food and shelter. "Tha
capitalists take the wealth out of our
bones," aald Mellalieu with dramatle
earnestness.
One thousand applications for twenty
steady jobs on Brandon street railway,
and in spite of tbat the Brandon
Dally News calls Mellalleu's letter to
tbe Carpenters' Journal   a   wail   of
despair.
Why not electrocute tbe 886*—and
then there would be no wailing—-no
more pain!
Mellalieu scored a person (Doctor
Moore, for getting hysterical about a
prise fight at Calgary, and pointed out
that In tbe United States alone there
were 10,000 fatalities yearly. However, we know the persons dare not
speak their minds. They have sold
themselves for a mess of pottage.
They want to make sure of a meal
ticket.
After our comrade had finished
speaking, literature was sold, and the
wage plugs faded away.
CLIFFORD BUTLER.
Four thousand tons of Japanese
coal landed In Vancouver recently,
; and regular shipments are to be made
-and some four thousand miners are
Idle in the province. Thus we see the
"Yellow Peril" aa It really ls.
A Hamilton medical health officer
states "that 26 per cent, of the deaths
are due to apathy!" If thla. Is true,
quite a number of Socialists will be
Included tn that number.
Jobs."
1 then told them tbat I was going to
Sandon to speak on Socialism, and five
came along.
Since April 28 until June 10. I held
33 Kngllsh and 10 Polish meetings.
Silverton and Hosmer promised to send
for charters. 1 am of the opinion that
more of tbe workers are aware that
there are two classes In society, and
quickly understand when tt is clearly
pointed out bow to end the slaves'
struggle. Now lt ls up to us to get
busy and organise.
I am yours for the emancipation.
SOPHH3 MUSKAT.-
P.S.—A little about the collection.
Collected $108 and spent $200.—S.
Mushkat.
SPLITS
Splits and dissension In the ranks
of the revolutionary  workers  are  a
source of much trouble to the young
student, of Socialism.   Socialism, like
all  other sciences,    ls a matter of
knowledge.   It is because of this tbat
tbere are ao many brands ot so-called
"Socialists"—tbat IS to say. that the
kind of Soelaliat yeu ar* depends upon
how much Socialism you know.   Different degrees of Socialists are known
such as I.W.W.. Christian Socialists,
Social Democrats, Scientific Socialist.
AU these brands are actuated by the
aame desire, but they bave varying
degrees ot knowledge ot the science,
therefore,  they  do  not  sgree  upon
minor point- and non-essentials.
The main thing for the student is
e gaining ot knowledge.   8tudy the
removed so far as Canada ls concerned. Take the present financial
tightness, for instance. Apply to any
bank for a loan. Nothing doing, at aay
rate of interest. You are recommended to see a loan company, where
tbe money may be advanced (obtained
from the banks) at 16 to 18 per cent,
and this en Al security. At this latter rate It is not long before ths
small business man Is dispossessed.
It Is calculated that in two years
many millions' worth of property wlll
pass from the small man to the big
capitalist. After this financial stringency is over, tbe bankers may once
more loan at 8 per cent., because they
cannot get 12 or 20 per cent. More
and more wlll f>ee the light aa Ume
goes on. as they wlll have nothing to
lose but their chains.
L. K. BARTLBTT.
In order to keep "patriotism" at the
high water mark the murder ship New
Zealand has been anchored in Vancouver harbor for the past week, and
It la now on Its way to Halifax to
give patriotism another boost there.
Whether it was a part of tbe scheme ,
or not we do not know, but some 200
of the crew of the New Zealand will
not go to Halifax.
It la Bald they deserted.
the gaining
laws of society as discovered by Mart
and Englea, With a haowl-s^'af "iaB
basic laws of society the student to
able to find the cause ot anything that
disturbs the present system. Therefore,   study,   study,   study,   snd   get
knowledge, __  a
Knowledge Mum Fow*r-—W. B. HP
BBaBB
PAGE FOTJB
THE WESTERN  CLARION, VANCOUVER,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
BATPRDAY— ABQUBT lg.
THE IRON HEEL
BY   JACK   LONDON
EM
"•■**>
Byaopsls of Fi-rrloaa Chapiara:
The atory I* aoppoaed to tie publis'itd about seven centuries hence,
and copied from MSA found ln the heart of an old oak at Wake Robin
Lodge, and purport to be written by Avis Everhard, wife of Erneat
Everhard. who loat hla life in th-s firm proletarian revolt In 2*32. They
tell of the failure of this first uprising of the workera, which was aup-
presaed by the tliorowgtily organized and merciless coercive forces of
the ruling oligarchy of that time. They tell also of a second revolt ln
contemplation, whicli. Ir the opinion of the authoress, will prov* a
success. Thla. too, proved to be a failure, and it ia a apposed to be at
the Ume of thl* second auppresslon of tbe workers tbat tbe 11138. were
deposited by the fleelns Avis  1-Lvc-rhard.
The story opens with the account of the flrst meeting between
Avis and Ernest Everhard. which takes place in her father's home ln
the year lilt, when he Is invited to a dinner at which tho majority of
those present are clerica. During the repast, Erneat le drawn into the
conversation of the parsons, who rather look upon him with disdain.
However, he attacks them fearlessly and clearly, and In th* verbal
battle lie shows himself more than able to hold his ground. Biahop
Morehouse ia the only one of the clerics a no expresees hla willingness
to again meet' the champion of the cause of labor. He 1* again present on the occasion Af Everhard's second visit, when Avis accuses
Ernest Of teaching claaa hatred in a book which ha baa written.
This he denies, and during the conversation defines the difference
between "class-hatred" and "(he class-struggle."
Finally he challenges thc Bishop to follow him through th* Industrial hell, and to afterwards expose the conditions which he will find
there, warning him that to do ao will result In his discharge from the
Church. Avis comes to tbe assistance ot the Bishop, and Erneat call*
ber attention to the fact that she aad her father are living off dividends derived from the Sierra Mills, and that the very clothe* she
wears are dripping with human blood.
During the break ln the conversation caused by his remarks, there
appears at th* front of the house a large, poorly dressed man carrying a load of rattan and bamboo handiwork, who seems to be debating
whether or not to approach.
country it I'd won Jackson's case.
They're not healthy here, but I cant
afford to send them away."
When I started to leave, he droped
back into bis whine.
"I hadn't the ghost o. a chance.
Colonel Ingram and Judge -Caldwell
are pretty friendly. I'm not saying
tbat if I'd got tbe right kind of testimony out of their witnesses on cross-
examination, tbat friendship Would
have decided  tbe  caae
DREAMERS ARE WE
J. K. Meroler
Dreamers are  we called,
Por with voices clear and sound,
We call upon ths maaa
Of wretchedness to
Uft their heads.
CHAPTER II (Continued)
"That man's name is Jackson," Ernest said.
"With tbat strong body of his be
should be at work, sad not peddling,"
I answered curtly.
"Notice the sleeve of his left arm,"
Ernest said gently.
I looked, and ssw that tbe sleeve
wss empty.
"It was soma of tbe blood from tbat
arm tbat I heard dripping from your
roof-beams." Ernest said with continued gentleness. "Hs lost bis arm in
tbe Sierra Mills, aad like a broken-
down horse you turned him out on
the highway to die Whea I say 'you,'
I mean tbe superintendent and the officials that you and tbs other stockholders pay to manage the mills for
you. It was an accident It was caused by his trying to save the company
a few dollars. The toothed drum of
the picker caught hla am. He might
have let the small Stat that he saw
fa the teeth go through. It would
have smashed out a doable row of
spikes. But he reached for the flint
and hie arm was picked and clawed
to ahreds from the linger tips to the
shoulder. It wss at night. The mills
were working overtime. They paid s
fat dividend that quarter. Jackson
bad been working many boars, and his
muscles had lost their resiliency and
aaap. Tbey made hla movements a
bit slow. That was wby the machine
caught him. He had a wife and three
children."
"And what did tbe company do for
him?"   I asked.   -
"Nothing. Oh, yes. they did something. They successfully fought the
damage suit he brought when be came
out of hospital. Tha company employs very efficient lawyers, you
know."
"Tou bave not told tbe whole story,"
I said with conviction. "Or else you
do not know tbe whole story. Maybe
the maa waa insolent"
"Insolent! Ha! Ha!" His laughter wss Mephistopbeltaa. "Great God!
Insolent! And with bis arm chewed
off! Nevertheless he wss s meek and
lowly servant and there is no record
of bis having been insolent"
"But  the  courts."  I urged.    "The
he had broken some rule of working
tbe machinery, be snook his head.
"I chucked off tbe belt with my
right" he said, "an made a reach for
tbe flint with my left i didn't atop
to see if the belt wss off. I thought
my right band had done It—only lt
didn't I reached quick, snd the belt
wasn't off. And then my ana was
chewed off."
"It must bave been painful," I said
sympathetically.
"Tbe crunchin' of the bones wasn't
nice." wss bis saswer.
His mind was rather basy concern-
must say tbat Judge Caldwell did a
whole lot to prevent my getting tbat
very testimony. Why, Judge Caldwell
and Colonel Ingram belong to tbe
same lodge and tbe same club. They
live in tbe same neighborhood—one I
can't afford. And tbelr wives are alwaya having whist parties and such
things back and forth."
"And yet you think Jackson bad the
right of ltr* I aaked. paauing for tbe
moment on tbe threshold.
"I don't think; I know If" was his
answer. "And at first I thought he
had some show, too. But I didn't tell
my wife. I didn't want to disappoint
ber. She had her heart aet on a trip
to tbe country bard enough aa it waa"
"Why did you not call attention to
tbe fact tbat Jackson wss trying to
save the machinery from being injured?" I asked Peter Donnelly, oae of
tbe forem-n who had testified st tbe
trial.
He pondered a long time before replying. Then he cast an anxious took
about blm aad aaid:
"Because I've a good wife aa* three
of the sweetest children ye ever laid
eyes on, that's why."
"I do not uaderstsad," I said.
"In other words, because tt wouldn't
s-ben  healthy," he answered.
"Tou mean—" I began.
But he Interrupted passionately.
"I mean what I said. It's long years
I've worked la the mills.   I began
To hope, to long, to strive
Por more than ugly greed
And  yet  1 can offer endless toll;
To climb to man's ideal,
To be   but
Dreamers are we called
Por holding heads erect
Pointing to maimed
And marred the goal of Hope,
Where pain ts barred.
Where babiea' faces mild
Could smile radiantly;
Where mothers pure and fair,
Could think with joy
Of a youngster's coming birth.
O road straight and clear.
We know, we see, we show
To living Isbor on the earth.
We say tis there.   Our banner high.
We lead the way to life.
Yea, dreamers sre we called,
Tis true, we dream of scenes
So rich, tbat yet must be.
Therefore we fight therefor*
We lire to usher in the dsy of light
CONDITIONS IN ALBERTA
A dark cloud known to ecoaomista
as "an industrial depression'' Is slowly
creeping along the horlson of "Sunny
Alberta,** obscuring that mythical rainbow of prosperity aad plenty *o com
„,.»._    . „ _,n,on'r vm*Q io delude the workers of
a 'llt^'larorthe^iptedlea* reworked j thfjK*/ld.J_*,f |_£_
up ever since. „ It's by hard work I
got to my present exalted position.
Pm  foreman. If yon please.    Aa' I
case would  not havs been  decided' sure, why Jackson's case had gone
ing the damage suit.   Only one thtagf ,,011Dt me ,f there's a maa in the mills
wss clear to hlm, and that was that
he had not got any damagea.   He had
a feeling that the testimony of the
foremen and the superintendent had
brought about the adverse decision of
the court.   Their testimony, ss he put
it "wasn't what   it ought   to have
been."   And to tbem I resolved to go.
One thing was plain, Jackson's situation waa wretched. His wife was tn
ill health, and he was unable to earn,
by bia rattan-work and peddling, sufficient food for the family. He waa
back in his rent, aad the oldest boy,
a lad of eleven, had started to work in
the mills.
"Tbey might a-given me that watchman's job," were his last words ss I
went sway.
By the time I had seen tbe lawyer
who had handled Jackson's esse, and
the two foremen and tbe auperintend-
ent at the mills who had testified, 1
began to feel that there waa something after all ia Ernest's contention.
He waa a weak and inefficient-looking man. tbe lawyer, sad at sight ot
bim I did not wonder tbat Jackson's
case bad been lost My first thought
was that it had served Jackson right
for getting such s lawyer. Bnt ths
next moment two of Ernest's statements csme flashing into my consciousness: "The company employe
very eminent lawyers" and "Colonel
Ingram ta a shrewd lawyer." I did
some rapid thinking. It dawned
upon me that of course tbe company
could afford finer legal talent than
could a workingman like Jackson. Bat
this was me/ely a minor detail. Tbere
waa some very good reason, I  wss
The West Is young in IU new birth
in capitalism, therefore great ln lu
need of support and nourishment. The
_  _ great surplus values wrung from the
tbat'd put "out a band to drag me froi! f°»er» of Europe have been utilised lo
drownin'.    I  used  to  belong  to the lav the foundations of capitalist de*
unon.    Bnt I've stayed by the com- velopment in tha West   Hera in the
pany through two strikes. They called West we are still in the constructiv*
me 'scab.'   There's aot a man among stage of Industry.   Before production
name.   Me onl da   yy        ryagb ltr can commence tbe machinery of pro- capitalism alone forms sa Insurmount-
'em to-day to Uke a drink with ma If'duction must be planned,   built   and able barrier between the ^roducera of
time. Is the farmer overstocked wllh
machinery? Hardly, for th* board of
trade In Calgary report* business stack
in the country; there Is a falling-off In
all business with the agricultural districts, even In the distribution of the
sheer necessities of life. Had tbe
great harvesta of grain resulted In a
great harvest of profit we should not
have heard that hardy annual cry of
a prospective shortage of harvest
hands; for machinery could sssily
have been purchased aad utilised to do
the work of the hired maa.
What Is the Value of a Good Crop
to a farmer if his master's granaries
are overstocked ? He .peddle* his grain
tinder the same conditions tbat the
wage slave peddlea his labor power In
an overcrowded labor market. When
ror a succession of saasoas nature
smiles upon the fields, she Increases
the yield per sere snd decreases tbe
value per bushel. Ths harvester
trust backed by sa enormous re-serve
of capital, can close down, dismiss IU
employees snd wait till demand Justifies further production. The small
fanner has no reserve; mortgages
must be met; his teams must be paid
for, worked or not; implement companies demand their pound of flesh; he
must continue to produce, aad still
further depreciate the vain* of th* results of hlk own snd bis family's
Isbor.
In th* Dark Days to Coma Many
aad homesteaders will realise that
their hopes of proprietorship aad independence were based upon delusions.
They will learn to realise that they
sre the medium* -used by capiulism
to most effectively exploit la ths In-
terest of capitalism th* (agricultural
potentialities of a quaner-sectloa of
caplullst property. Ths mythical
ownership, with which they joyfully
delude themselves st th* Inception of
their struggle oa ths Isnd. ta the lllu-
r- that Winds thaa to ths hardship*
tbey suffer, aad to th* knowledge that
they sre Slavs*. Thsy will malls*
thst nature Is aot ths real enemy of
those who toll upon tne laad (for
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I asked him.   D'ye see tha scats oa organised.   The surplus   workers   of
me head where I wss struck with fly-1 overcrowded labor markets have been
ing brlcka? Tbere ain't a child at
tbe spindles but what would curse ate
name. - Me oaly friend ia ths company. It's aot me duty, bat me bread
an' butter an' the life of me children
to atand by tbe mills.   That's why."
"Was Jack-son to blame?" I asked.
"He ahould a-got the damagea. He
was a good worker aa' never made
trouble."
"Then you were not at liberty to
tell the whole truth, as you bad sworn
to dor
He shook his head.
cajoled to face the hardships inclden
tal to th* development of a virgin
continent. Outside of agriculture and
mining the major portion have been
utilized to link up the fertile areas
with a network of railroads, while
building activities have absorbed s
relatively targe portion of our town
population. When conditions sre ripe
and profits assured, capitalism will
launch Hs resources In the field of
production.
The foreboding of dark days ahead
has caused the   great   oapiUltsU of
The truth,   the   whole truth,  sad other Isads to cssse their activities In
nothing but the truth T I said solemn-j Western development, to tighten their
against him had there been no more
to the affair than you hava mentioned."
"(Colonel Ingram ls leading counsel tor tbe company. He Is a shrewd
lawyer." Ernest looked at me intently tor a moment, then want' on. "I'll j my heart to pity the wretched little
tell you what .-ou do, Miss Cunning- creature. Then he began to whine,
ham.   Tou Investigate Jackson's case."; I do believe bis whine wss congenital.
against him
"Why did you lose the case?' 1
asked.
The lawyer wss perplexed snd worried for a moment, and I found it in
"I had already dstormtned to,"   I
said coldly.
"All right." hs beamed good natur*
He was a man beaten at birth. He
whined about tbe testimony. Tbe
witness had given only the evidence
edly, "snd I'll tell you whore to find i thst helped the other side.   Not one
hhn. But I tremble* for you wben I
think of all you are to prove by Jackson's arm."
And so it csme about that both the
Btabop and I accepted Srnest's chall-
•nge*. They wont away together,
leaving me smarting wtth a sense of
injustice that had been done me and
my elsss. The maa waa a beast I
baud bim, tben, sad eoasoled my*
self with the thought thst hi* behaviour wss what waa to be expected
from a man of the working class.
CHAPTER 1ft
JACKSON'S AMI
Little did I dream th* fateful psrt
Jackson's arm waa to play la my life.
Jackson himself did not Impress me
whsa I bunted blm out. I found him
In * crasy. ramshackle house down
nsar tbe bsy oa ths edge of the marsh.
Pools of stagnant wstor stood around
ths house, their surfaces covered with
B green and putrid-looking scum, while
tha stench that aross fnosn tbem was
tatotarabl*.
f found Jsckson tha mask snd lowly
maa be bad beea descrlbsd. He wss meat, aad thai -•■• belligerence laded
making soma sort of rattan-work, and; out of bia face,
ha toiled on stolidly watts I talked to I "I hadn't a fair chance," he began
him. But ta spits of hat meekness whining again. Thsy made a fool out
sad lowliness, I fancied I caught the of Jackson snd out of me, too. What
flrst note of a nascent bitterness in chases had IT Colonel Ingram is a
htm when be said: I Kreat lawyer.     If be  wasat great.
I -Thsy might s-glvsa ots a job a* would he have chars* of the taw bust*
watchman, aayway " I a*** of tbe Stem Mills, of tb* Brstoa
I got little oat of Mm.   H* struck Land Syndicate, of ths Berkley Con*
sm as stupid, <-and yet tha deftness solMated, of ths Oakland, Saa Laaa
1_4-.V    _VI.I.    *.*>   tmaatemA   me*.,*.   Mm   rm_   ....„    ^..a   DI.....1-,   Vim*.mi.*     U_>.   _
array of volumes on ths walls of his
tiny office. "All my reading aad
studying of them bas taught ms that
taw Is one thing and right ta another
thing. Ask say lawyer. Tou go to
Sunday school to learn what Is right.
But you go to those books to learn
.   .   taw."
"Do you mesn to toll me thst Jsckson hsd the right on his Bids sad yet
wls bestent" 1 queried tentatively.
"Do you mesa to toll ms that there
is ao justice la Judge Caldwell*
court?'
The llttl* lawyer glared st ms s mo-
word could he get out of them that
would have helped Jackson. They
knew which side their bread wss buttered on. Jsckson wss s fool. He
had beea brow-beaten and confused by
Colonel Ingram. Colonel Ingram waa
brtlltaat at cross-sxamiaatloe. He
had made Jsckson answer damaging
questions.
"How could his snswers be damaging if he had tbe right side?" I de-
msnded.
"What's right got to do with ltr he
demanded back. "Tou see all those
books."   He moved, his hand over thai hto accident through trylag to save
ir
Agaln his face became Impassioned,
and he lifted it not to me, but to
heaven.
"I'd let me soul aa* body bum la
everlsatin' hell for them children of
mln*," was bia anawer.
Henry Dallas, the ■upertutendent
■was a vulpine-fsced creature who regarded me Insolently snd refused to
talk. Not a word could I get from aim
concerning the trial and hto testimony. But with the other foreman
I bad better luck. James Smith waa
s hard-faced man, and my heart sank
as 1 encountered him. He, too, gave
me the impression thst he wss not s
free agent, and as we talked I began
to see that he wss mentally superior
to the average of hla Und. He agreed
with Peter Donnelly that Jackson
should hsve got damagea, and he went
farther sad called tbe action heartless
snd cold-blooded thst hsd turned tbe
worker adrift after be bad been made
helpless by tbe accident. Also, he explained that there were many sccl-
denu ia tbe mills, sad that tbe com*
psny'B policy -wss to fight to the bitter end all consequent damage suits.
"It means hundreds of thousands a
year to th* atockhold«rs," be said;
aad as he spoke I remembered the
Isst dividend that had been paid my
father, sad the pretty gown for me
snd ths books tor him that hsd been
bought oat of that dividend. I remembered Ernest's charge tbat my
gown wss stained with blood, and my
flesh began to crawl underneath my
garmenU.
"When you testified st th* trial, you
didn't point out that Jackson received
with which h*
bast seemed to
This saggested sa
"Bow did you ha
%baaghtratho
kwkod st
with bis one
bis stupidity,
to me,
to get yonr
aln*r I asked,
ia a slow sad
-"-Marring way, sad shook hta^head.
-STK'Ttoowv   It Jait happened."
"Caiwjsasasssr I prompted.
♦Ho/hs aoBSrarsd, •*! alat for call*
to' ft that. I was workln' overtime,
as' I guess I was ttavd oat some, l
woriol sovantesB roars la toast mills,
sa' I'v* took notice thst most of tho
BOfiWaaU sapasBl^^ore whistle*
mSt^i'm wttUS: t» mBt that more ac-
oMsa-tB happen* aa-fta hour before
wMBUe-blow thaa in all tho rest ot
tfTday. A maa a&tso quick «rt*r
w-m-^f ,t»ady for hoara.   I've seen
'•t_3»>  9m*^
ctro. and Plea sen ton Electric? He's a
oornoratkm lawyer, sad corporation
lawyers sre aot paid for being fools.
What do you think the Sierra Milts
slone give hhn twenty thousand dot-
tars a year for? Because he's worth
twenty   thousand   dollars a year to
the machinery from damage?" I said,
"No. I did not" was the saswer, snd
hi* mouth aet bitterly: "I testified
to the effect thst Jsckson Injured himself hy neglect aad carelessness, and
thst the company wss not in any way
to blame or Itabl*."
"Wss It carelessness?" I aaked,
'Call it tbat. or anything you want
to call It. Th* fact is. s msn geU
tired after he's been working for
hours.
I wss becoming Interested In th*
msn. Hs certainly wss of a superior
ktad
"Tou ars batter sducatod thaa most
workingmen," I
"I want through high school," he replied. "I worked my way through doing Jsnltor-work. I wanted to go
through ths university.. But my fsther
died, snd I cams to work in th* mlllr
"I wanted to becoms a naturalist,"
he exptalasd shyly, ss though con
fsssiag s wsakosss. I lov* animals
But I came to work ta tho mills. When
purses aad Interest themselves in the
more momentous problem of guarding
their own strongholds st home.
Just as a boiler without fuel resulU
In the gradual slowing down and ultimate atoppage oi the machtn*ry. *o
the withdrawal of capital resulU In the
(stoppage of modern economic development
Calgary is typical of meat Western
towns. Por years s targe portion of
Its population have lived upon building
activities. Tbe fierce real estate boom
of the last few years has resulted In
the In-pouring of s flood of capital,
which bas been sunk in the brick aad
concrete of numerous buildings.
This building activity is aot fathered
by great espiulists; It represents lo
great part the puny -ttempU of small
would le capitalists, the scavengers of
modern finance, who, realising the
coming activity of tbetr superiors, seek
to gather the crumbs which always accompany the feast It represents, further, the introduction of departmental
stores snd bug* distributing ware-
hoasss. the beginning of the end of
tb* small, smbltlous storekeeper.
The present cessation of building
operations hss a normal economic
cause, though a factor that will Influence condltlona during tho coming
depression. Calgary is overbuilt aad
over-production always precedes snd
induces a closing-down of production.
It means that th* West cannot recover
from the effects of ths coming depression without greater suffering than
that which face* th* great Industrie"
centres of ths world.
Commodities eaa be gradually consumed, and the equilibrium of tbe
world's markets restored An abnormal supply of buildings csn only reach
IU balance after general economic
condltlona have becoms stable, and
justify farther building activities, especially when thst field of exploitation
represents the investment of surplus
rata** obtained by those who   make
wealth and the wealth which they pro-
due*.
Whea tbs depression is over th* farmers will Had themselves more en-
tsngled in
Th* M*shse of Plnsneisl thytaek*,
bank*. Implement companies, sod
those capitalists wbo handle th* profitable end of farming.
The harvest bands wbo garnered
grain to feed a million mouths will
Uke their place In tbe bread tin* to
eat the bread of charity.
The workers who reared those
m-ghty structure* sad palatial hotel*
will crowd ta dlscon-uort -a th* doss*
housss provided by charity.
. The workers from th* camp* will be
{riven from town to town by magi*
irtal dscre*. hoboes, unable to settle
down aav* wben th* Jail opeas IU
doors.
WILLIAM   LfiWIa.   ,
INTERNATIONAL NOTIt
More thaa half a million nsopls took
psrt in a demoastrwtlon la Paris
against ths new law raising th* period
of military service from two to thro*
years.
Austrsltan official reports show that
sine* tb* year la-M, up to aad taolad-
lag lilt, ths nominal rate of wa***
bad tscrssssd It .7 par cant la Victoria, whhre the advance was ths
greatest sad 10 por coat la Queensland, where It was th* lowest Enquiries Into th* cost of living elicit
the fact that ia ths eae* of ths six
capitals there baa been aa advsac*
of 10 per cent ia retail prices during
the year l»U. while th* wboiessl*
prices hsve increased 17 per coat Th*
results generally Show thst slac* lilt
there has beea ao material Improvement In th* effective wag**, wall* the
productive activity per head of population hss Increased to a greater rate
than bas ever before bestf th* esse.
A striks hss taksB piso* oa ths
Madras and Southern Railway (India)
vhich hss eat of al—oat an oommuni
cation bctwasn Bombay aad Calcutta
during tb* last few wssks. Ths drivers, mostly European*, do aot seem
to have takfla part la th* movement
which Is confined to th* aatlv* workers. According to tbe latest Information the company haa been ahlo to obtain sufficient numbers ft strikebreakers, naturally with th* help of
th* government Railway strikes sre
uking place In other Indian towns.
Tbe better understanding that ta
pervading the relations between ths
Soclaltot Party aad tb* trad* union*
STAY AWAY
Th* striko is still on at th,
Quseo ftfina, Sheep Creek, Ii.
C, also Salvor Dollar, gain,
All wsra-lstBua ars urged to
stay away until this strike is
North Vancouver
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Oasrtsr-asra Ists. pleturetq
vtow, smollsnt sail in the
"Sr-at-fMsasy Nol«hU" of the
famo-us Lynn Valtoy. Comptt.
tlon hss l«v*ll*d us down. Wiii
ssll to elsss out at
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N. RAHIM, Mawsgsr Director
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may.tXn
m
I wss promoted to foreman 1 got lnsr- penall ua to allow ourselves to ts e*
tied, then the fsmlly csme, snd
well. I wssn't my own boss say mora."
"What do you  mean  by that?" I
tbem, that's whst for.   I'm not worth: **d instructions."
I waa etplalatag wby I testified st
thi trial ths wsy I did—why I follow-
too away af thsa
9: showed aot to
a.A-a-uerb'
child
' IBS. tOO.'
^^Itb the sbosbUsb Of
■tat^mT&ffi
ready hoard.   Wmo V*
terrible
'mm   eCCt*
I bad al-
hlin It
that much. If I was, I wouldn't b* on
the outside, starving and taking cases
like Jackson's. Whst do you think
I'd got If I'd won Jackson's esse?
"You'd hsve robbed him, most prob*
sbly," I answered.
"Of course 1 would,' he cried angrily    ' I've got to live, hsven't If
"He hss s wif* sad children." 1
chlded
"So hsve I a wife sad •Bhildrca,'' ho
retorted. "Aad there's not s soul in
this world except myself thst cares
whether they atarv* or aot."
Hto face suddenly softened, snd be
opened his wstch snd showed me s
sma" photograph of a woman and
two little girls pasted Inside the caan.
"Thar* tbey are. Look at them.
We've had a bard Urns, a hard time.
Who** instructions?"
"Colonel Ingram. Hs outlined the
evidence I was to giv*."
"Aad It lost -Jackson's ess* for him."
H* nodded, end the blood began to
rise darkly ta his lace.
"And Jackson had a wife snd two
children dependent on bim."
"I know," b* ssld quietly, though hto
fee* waa growing darker.
'Tell m*. 1 went on, "wss It essy
to raaks yourself over from what you
were, ssy tn hiith school, to th* man
you must havs become to do such a
thing at the trial?"
Th* suddenness of bis outburst
startled and frightened me. He ripped out s savsgs oath, and clenched
bis fist as though about to strike me.
"I bog your parson," h« said tbs
I had hoped to aend thorn away to thai nest moment   "No, it was not sasy.
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smaller capitalist* and storekeepers
will have disappeared from their sc-
customed plscas, still further enhancing th* over-supply of brick* sad concrete.
Tho Wsst Will Havs Ts Rssltas
that oaly whoa th* struggle for sxist-
ence among our masters bas been
fought to a finish, not till that test of
endurance--tbe panic sad dspresslon—
hss tsld low th* weskcr In ths world ot
finance, will our masters turn tb*lr at*
tentlon from thstr own citadels snd
plotted to thslr advantage
It Is s Psvorite Argumsnt sf
tbs man-ln-tbe-street thst "things cannot become so bad whit* crops-sr*
good.'' Ths fsllscy of this contention
to obvious. For msny harvests the
yield hss been great. The greatest
crop la th* history of Canada will be
harvested this year. Yet the news
comes from the east thst th* Inter
national Harvester Co's works at
Hamilton have been closed, wtth the
prospect of short time whan operation* are resumed. Other machine
companies are already working short
And -sow I guess you oaa go away.
You've got all you wanted out of m*.
But let me tell yeu this before you
go. It won't do you sny good to repeat anything I've said. I'll deny it,
and there sre no witnesses. I'll deny
every word of it; and If I have to,
I'll do It under oath on the wltnsss
stand." 7 T
stand."
(To hs Continued.)
which Is calculated to play off oa*
section of ths workers against tho
oth*r, sad, by awaits of promls**. decoy ssoh sspstate group Into supporting tho government Certain privileges are to bo granted, th* Infringement of which will result la a Judicial
order of dissolution, with a fins or Im*
prisoomrat for roostsbllsbmsat. Rag.
stations for the conduct of ths Internal affairs of tha salons sr* slso Included.
There is a great aad powerful «m-
ploysra' organisation ta Moscow whose
field of scUvlty oovsrs tho who!* of
th* center of Russia. Ths following
notice, which wss published throughout the Russian press, gives -*oms mob
of th* tendency of this organisation:
Tho Moscow employers havs decided
to communicate with foreign employers' organizations, wtth a view to obtaining Information in conmwtlon
with strikes aad strike-breaking. To
thl* end a representative (ths vlcs-
nresldent, Poblanskt) has bssn seat
by ths organisation to Oarmsny.
Franc* snd Belgium. They are to
l«arn how th* workera io Western
Europe sre starved out, snd bow the
pres* Is set upon th* indigenous worker* In order that they may bo branded
as "Internationalist*," sad men to
whom the "Fatherland" meana nothing."
Socialists Is a working elsss analysis
of ths praaT'dt system, snd from that
analysis we sr* abl* to flnd out the
cause, of ths Ills of society snd ths
Changs that will be necessary to do
away with thoss tils.
"Tin Iron Heel"
(By Jack London.)
Cloth  bound eeplss *f this.
Undsft's   aroatsst   work, csn
n*w a* sbtslnsd from this office
la outward saaoarans* it com
asras fsvsrsbly with sny book
•a th* iMrfcst
a*    PRICE. ^
ts Uesta* IB*.
T* rwdivlduals, tl.2*.
Postpaid.
Mankind as a whole cannot IIvn
without Isbor. if a portion does *-<'.
It must necessarily be fsd by otherx
Ths working girl' toils eight, ten
sad twslvs hours per day in oni<•*
that bar sister of ths wealthy cIahh
may play tennis, snd golf, snd motor
Y*t th* working girl7* fsther ofi-'»
thinks ths system sll right
la N*w York City 60 par cent, of ll";
women work for wages, snd 75 i"'r
csat of tb*se receive less than I" "
week. In London woman work 9 to
14 hours a day, In some of ths ***•••»'
shops, for lsss than fl a w*eg
There eaa be no poace-*-no Indnn
trial psscs—so long ss working <■>""*
robbery exists, and two classes pn-n
•nt In society with interests dlani-'t
rically opposed. Oet tbls knowlo-lK'
Into your "noodles," and start out t<>
build up the organised force of the
•octal revolution and emancipation.
Soclalista sre not made In » <-»>
It takas ysa-rs of study to msko a goo'i
soclaltot, so you had better start i"
right sway sad get read up on
subject    Subscribe
got some hooks,
for a psper
tlif
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