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WESTERN CLARION
Published in the
interest of the
Working  Class
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. SEPTEM3ER 27, 1913
Subscription Price
PER TEAB
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MELODRAMATIC BLOOD  AND THUNDER!
OUR COMIC-OPERA RULERS'from the mayor of cumberiandtcq(|NSEL AND WARNING
The Funny Side of the McBride Bowser Troupe of
Barn-Storming Politicians
A irrlbs on the  Frisco "Examiner."'    A. make the angel, weeo"
rbil-B iiilnslns hi* meal ticket up to|    *■—- ."*'■■-**■ *<<v.
i.-is i.n.sh th* flood-sat** of a; nu-
True enough of mankind in
Keneral.
, nil',    litis    !»■«•»«■    inn    hwu-MWI   OI    B      tilt    in,   „.„,.   _      ,.       , —  r»"i"3i»l.
WK..r,n.n'a  ld**i"  In   -sam**tion*Ik l*LSzt «***»*» J-*** apply
.,:: lUII-ceas .hutild hav. dserssd No tnTaSZ hnn- ?,*""'    No" 81rw*!
„. llrt.l.h Columbia th* per^.n of Hlri greatrntt°"d„hn°"**tlv aMftrt **M thl*
-■      ■-  *■ ■ "'"'• ■■••■'•■ resembled In the
Itii ii.»ni
al-salte*
his
tall* lo land (he baron save
«n l.a. k alley
the   Beaut*-*"!*   which    em-,' allahtaat ,!„»,„„",'i." "*"?
m„ .,ld *aw th.t a prophet j    tJaThiT^^ ^ M **i^" ^
In  to have ii* ,   V. u,l*r*-,n«> He claims
», S-^hsVd. SB ■■IBIIISS, V*t »** Wtss yjaS*   •«"■«■«   any
Ha .-entle.  vet  oh'   *o  courageous* ! .ntlc|„,(... .-T..,^ to Work' am-
„,,.,. wound.!  IV, I no, remember, ^17 ,    ^ TT^ "'°''
I, r«rsls H wa*. some y-arx ago. al *:*■*-„„, -*,,,,••„- .w '„,...,     ,;t"-"n<-n-
",,!„ meeting. wh.n th* pre.l-ie.,t „t St the minS.t!-i""l""0'"' •" or<1'>-'
|h(. i"„-,servB«lv* A..or.a,.o„ of Co.. j I^U«rlTp  &" red     ^-T* "* *
".,.   having Imbibed more of Hiram! dlarusBlnn   u   «Ml».„ !'
li th.n the Pre*ch*r orders insisted 2S^"K  *.*****  ta».ai,    *>.-
111*111 interrupting th* Knightly One*
itteerh?    Sir  Richard,   there.  In  the
full   rlsr*  Of  th*  caliiur**    m-fore   .11
Tin ii ■ eye*, bellow*'*, st his tormentor,
ir vnii want to iUrt something. I urn
rredy." and I remember how thr C*on:
„.iniiM' Ink-pot* re*oiinded with the
pr»l»i- of hlm for thu* halting the So
rlallsl  movement!)
In dav. to com*, when men .hall
Isiast of what they have seen .ml
heard: when on* .hall amy "Th" -.w-
ful Tragedy of 'Frisco unfolded .;-"•''
before my eyes"; when anothci. thai
wen-
  ordinary   human    ...
might au.iH-rt that our galla-t Rottom
nad been reprimanded bv L.I. i*-,,
and told he wa. expected to net a ten-
cent movo on. We might even believe
he wa. prostituting hi. office by uslnf-
hi* Influence to divide the striker*, by
Instilling suspicion of each other Into
their mind., thereby causing a stampede
While we know that the abnormal
distance between bl. bejewelled stomach and that .pot In the human anatomy where a special policeman',
spine ought to be waa not developed
by .winging on a plot, we also know
Pel** vomited forth her fiery death.! (although we cannot prove It) that be
siihln range of hi* vision; and other-!11, not the hireling of the coal-owner.
•In-llar .uper-*i<ipenjou* tales shall
mists, I e*n **y: "Ah, gentlemen, in
ilsed, Indeed have you seen strange
ml wonderful thing*! BIT I HaVK
HEARD SIR RICHARD ROAR!" and
If thst don't get their goat may 1 never
bold better than two of a kind
How my heart wss affrighted when
I heard he wss to sail to England, alaa'
perhaps never to return. Who then
• ould defend our coasts? Rut in th.t
darkest hour aro*e Rottom the Dowser, saying- "I**t tn* pl*y the Hon!
1 wlll roar, thst I wtll make tbe people
nar. '!*•( hlm roar again! Let him roar
attain! Ere morning.'" roared be.
"a thousand things In His Majesty's
""!(orm sh*ll he oo the ground. Thl*
i» mv answer." etc. etc.
When the isst veatlae of bolatered.
r<-1 ".it tressed, cement-anchored human
construction shalt have become a
*.'•..-p.'leaa maa*. and tb* pyramids have
dlsani-eared s hundred fathoms be-
m-ath th* desert** dusty fac*. with
tongue* unborn and accents yet unknown shall children Iter* th'-se force-
tut word*! Mot msrble. nor the gilded
monuments of princes shsll out-live
tliat mighty ritar* W*-er*> can we find
* i-arallel* No. in the recorded annals
of time, Way •■**•* ln the heroic days
«f Homer w« hate AJax defying his
mother-in-law ('••tituric* later we
have year | Amman doing the Oliver
Twist over     unronqii'-rabli
worlds. Centuriea later atill Wn have
a man-god cursing a fig tree which
•*•'*-* so Inconsiderate aa to rrfu*e to
'"■ar fruit out of season But these
are hut tb* cooing of turtle dove* compared to the
Thunder-roll ef Bottom th* Bowser!
and nave approximately the same re
""••■•Mance io It a* burr, the feeble raya
»t the -*r)-i'.hern-mosi ond of a lightning bug u the glorious splendor of a
tropic n >on day *u*a.
N'e*-*v.r .rso, thcte such s sample of
exalted rstri.-tUm. of complete self
abnegation, of nnnwervlng honesty of
l'uri>oae!—•except perhaps, the historic
occaaion when sn ob*tre|>e-rous and
unknown Mick threw the overall* Into
Mrs. Murphy's chowder. Nor could
'he consternation have been greater
In that classic event Ihan that which
wa* occasioned by the advent of thoae
thousand hslf-nude human clothe.
Iiuraee upon the war harried platna of
Vancouver Island.
H is said of Ihe** bold wa«*rtor*
<>iat they quaked with dread with land-
'ng. but surely this I* s calumny 1
Doiibtlee* they quaked: hut could even
mllant Bottom the Bowser have stilled
'he spasmodic tremor* of hi* limbs
when every nerve It. hla *y*tem be*
spoke the unseemly and unprotected
condition of his knee* and upward?
■ trow not
Thoug! leea people declare that Hot-
'om the Bowser dealt unfairly with
•he striking minera. But conelder,
Rentlsmen. Could he desert hla friends
»nd acquaintances*' Show me the atrik
er that hss ever bellied-up to the aame
•*ar with him, or fraternised In the
same gentlemen's club.
Think of that other histrionic titter
ance of his—how ho desired to be
hurled on the shoves of Burrard Inlet,
among the rank and tile ot the Conservative and other spineless creature*
whom he loved (during elections, snd
in soup). Are the strikers of the rank
and Ills ot the Conservative party or
InvertebrsUT Irrefutable evidence to
the contrary Is procurable. Be rea*on
able, gent lemon! Consider the circumstances. Isabella, harrassed by
lust-provoked angels, hss declared
thst
Man Drssssd In s Llttl* Brlaf Authority
"Most ignorant of what he most assumed.
This glassy essence, like an angry
ap*.
Plsys such  fantastic  trick* before
high Heaven	
We "need men In Western Csnada,"
ss the "Examiner" scribe says, and if
Sir Richard could do much for the
I'r-'ted States, what could not Bowstr
do? Ere the "manana" he would have
Mexico as quiet as a tied ball game
in the last Innings, with two men out
snd the bags all occupied. He would
drain the Pacific to knee depth (mere
would be superfluous) and with hie
gallant half-clad warriors and tbelr
valiant colonel would cross over, jlu
Jltsu Japan, and never wet a kilt.
From whence he would pn>(*eed to the
Sulu Sea. and mounting a small volcano, would emit one roar, and the
Mora warriors would subside, as subsided the walla of Jericho before the
bugle-band of the god of Mood.
Nor would hla X-rayed skirted war
rlors tremble, for ln thst favored land
tbe sun shines on both sidea uf the
banana grove, and the dusky warriors*
go to battle clothed In nought but
chastity and blamed little of that, yet
tremble not.
And after all. ts it not better, In
whatever latitude and under whatsoever government, to be "cauld wi' the
kilt" than "kilt wl" the csuld'"? We
should worry.
Well. Sir. "twould be a grsod plan
to trade off Bowser to the States
They could give his talents scope, lf
asked for a preference of what we
trade him for. I should suggest tbe
Katsenjaramer Kids, who If less amus
lng, are much more dignified.
—J. H.
Holland  has  Just  elected
Socialist to the Senate,
IU flrat
Knowledge   and  oppression   csnnot
exist together.
Fools argue
It over.
whilst  wise  men talk
It Is the worker who Inspires the
scholsr.    Action baa outsped Theory.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts..
The French Socialists have scored
a new victory In the Dlatrlct ot Cha-
rolle*. where they elected a National
Deputy over the Progrewivea and Rad-
Icala. 	
lf a sufficient number of locals or
comrades wlll guarantee to tak a certain quantity of leaflets for fre-- die
tribuiion. every month or week, payug
for aame as ordered, a start can bt
made this fall. The Executive has no
money available for the purpose.
There are only throe ways ot acquiring wealth: flrst. to create It with
your own labor; second, to have It given to-yov. and third, to steal It. Those
who ceate It with their own labor
rest tl ilr case here; the multi-millionaire < in now take the. stand and explain now he got hls'n.—Ex.
"7 ie dawn of a better day is drav*-
Ing ..Igh. So let us struggle and strive
onward, regardless of 'where' and
•wb-sn' the boundary posts of a new
and' better age for mankl&d wlll be
raised. If we should fall tn the course
of this great struggle, for liberation,
othera will take our place. We will
fall with the consciousness of having
done our duty as human belnus, nnd
with the conviction thst the goal will
be attained, no matter how the powers
hostile to humanity may oppose and
resist the triumphal march of progress."
Sir
During the past few weeks there
have been so many confllctina; reports
renarding industrial conditions in this
vicinity, that I feel called upon-*al.
though with reluctance because of th*
official position I occupy ss Mayor of
this town-tr, giVe what ap to
Dortan??16. aCCOUnt °f th« ***• -n*1
and the chief events connected there*
witn    a* to tbe cause of thi* strike
of ih-Vim11""**-- POWel"** the °meM-
<•' the Colliery Company have taken
occasion to exercise I will not dwell
?£»: iMUjtd, I shall endeavor to
show that the strtkere, who from the
Inception of thi* trouble have hum-
Dered between four and live hundred
persons not tncluding-any members of
ihelr famllles-ere and have been—
notwithstanding the fact that they
have had at times to Buffer the most
extreme provocation and Insult—one
of the most peaceful and orderly communities in thi* Province. I shall also
show that the invasion of thi* city last
September by twenty or thirty mounted
police, and one hundred or so special
and provincial police, also the entrance
Into this peaceful city by three hundred and fifty oi the militia and soldiers with two maxim guns nre instances of imbecility, not to say insanity, that would be difficult to flnd
paralell.d in the history of the British
Empire. If the ssme act wa* perpetrated in any part of Great Britain for
*o little cause, no Government could
stand the ridicule that would be
heaped upon lt.
The fact should be continually borne
in mind that at no time since the beginning of this strike have the Police
Commissioners or the City Council
st-en any occasion in which it was necessary in maintaining the peace, or
preventing the destruction of private
property. When the Provincial authorities last September saw flt to cause
the Invasion of this city by a horde
of special and mounted police,, s few
days sufficed to show that they were
not required, which caused their removal, excepting a few individuals
who were left for the moat psrt to
(*uard the Colliery Company's property.
From that September day almost one
year ago, when the strike commenced,
to July 19th, the court record* will
show that there wa* not one case of
serious disturbance or one dollar's
worth of property destroyed. When
this fact is remembered and the uphill battle the men have hsd to light
against destitution, provocation, insults
from within and without, and the
knowledge that they need expect no
assistance or sympathy from thoae
who have the power to cauae sn investigation of their grievances, serious
though they be, it is a remarkable
fact that theae men have so much control over themselves as to respect the
law.
This peaceful state of affairs continued to the 19th of July, which date
happened to be the Company's payday.
I Because of an occurrence which took
place in the evening of this day. sn
event which ln most places would be.
the rule rather than the exception,
under like circumstance*, the Provincial authorities saw the necessity of
sending a regiment of militia and soldiers with maxim guns to maintain the
peace.
A week or so previous to thc above
mentioned date rumors became current that a number of atrise-breakers
would raid the town. It may be ex-
p'-'ned that not less than 90 per cent
of the Company's present white employees live on the outside of the city
(Chinatown. Ne.grot-own and Japtown.
also some distance from the city comprise a population of approximately
3000), As these rumors were rather
vague little credence was pat in tbem
by the authorities. However, on the
evening of the 19th, snd ss rumored,
a procession of these strike-breakers
marched into the town, headed by a
fellow whose very appearance was sufficient to be s menace to the peace of
the city under inch circumstances. As
would certainly be expected, a crowd
quickly gathered, but apart from a
little excitement, snd a* the employees
already mentioned quickly dispersed,
the trouble wss over within fifteen
minutes.
Now as s sequence to this, it would
be expected that the ringleaders who
started this disturbance would have
been the first to be arrested. The
strikers have maintained that the Provincial Police have exerted their pow
er against them unreasonably, snd in
the Hght of recent event* one is inclined to believe that the accusation
may be correct; it otherwise, wby have
these police not arrested a single one
of that gang who ostensibly came into
the town for the purpose of creating a
disturbance? What is their motive in
having s charge, of unlawful assembly
laid against Mr. Naylor, the President
of tbe local miners' union? He ls accused of inciting the men to riot on
this night; does sny one who knows
this man believe this monstrous accusation? Do even his defamers believe
it? For a considerable time I have
known Mr. Naylor Intimately, and from
that intimacy a respect haa grown
greater than for any one In ft-** ♦-.*---*..
Repeatedly I have known him to warn
the men to be careful, to keep away
from tbe boose, and not give cause
to their enemies to lay a criminal
charge against them. One of his favorite expressions was: "This strike is to
be won on the strength of union principles, and not by breaking the law."
His control over himself and over the
strikers baa earned him the respect
of every thinking person in this town.
May there not he considerable truth in
the prevailing suspicion that there is
a concocted plan to rain this man, ss
thereby a long step would be gained
towards destroying the cause he represents?
So long as the miners will elect men
to their Executive Board of the aame
principle. Judgment and calibre as
those on the preaent Board, ao long
will they continue to bave the sympathy of the constituted authorities
of this city. And tn the same manner
until the Provincial Gove/nment elect
men who are able to discern right troni
wrong, and do their duty without fear
or favor, so long will that government
continue to deserve the contempt of
every right thinking Individual.
People should be slow to accept all
the statements regarding this strike,
particularly those as reported on the
front pages of newspapers. On three
different occasions It hss been reported
that the Trent River bridge over which
it is necessary for the Company's shipment* of coal to go in order to reach
Union Bay, waa blown up. Presumably
a miner should have conaiderable
knowledge of powder and the amount
required to destroy a bridge of this
description.   Hss any serious dsmage
Misapprehensions and Lack of Knowledge Can Only
Be Removed By the Study of Socialism.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISM
Propaganda Meeting
taTaV
IS THEATRE
TCaattBt* »«. ****
tatareeta ot th* WovWaf
Ol*** •»**••
tixmm^Tiliybatm*
to th*
Over fifty Nanaimo "cltisens" Joined
the newly formed militia corps that la
to defend "our" empire. But why
form it whilst a strike Is on if it is
onlv to defend some foreign enemy?
The flrst serious accident occurred
at the newly opened JU-Rle Pot mine
laat week when a union miner was
badly Injured by a shot. During the
"operation" of the different mines on
the Island by atrlke-breakers dosens
of these would-be miners have regretted the dsy they put foot into n
mine because of the accidents that
have befallen them. The hundreds of
gravestones in the district bearing the
words "killed in the mines" nre silent
witnesses of the price that miners or
wonld-he miners must pay in the production ot wealth.
The question of women, or the Woman Question has been agitating the
minds or thinking people tor some
years psat. Whenever men foregather
to discuss modjirn society there thla
bogey of today thrusts itself forward,
obscuring or retarding for the time
being the discussion of any other sub-
Je-t.
There seems to be a perfect mania
for ..-alvalng woman and her "peculiar" ai'tlona and point of view. Woman, unfortunate creature, is being
examined *rom all possible ansles
snd apparenMy without the examiners
arriving at anp thing satisfactory. Thc
ordinary man fc-*ems determined to regard her as a supreme mystery, the
biologist examlnt' ver aa a collection
of molecules, the*. slcl*t as a disr-1-
pator of energy, thv, -sychologist as a
mental monstrosity, n i ethnologist as
a social vandal and tV-i religionist as
something created by \'od In a flt of
mental abberatlon and. tor which he
has ever been regretful Even from
the women themselves we fall to get
any satisfactory citation ,it the "question." The statementa of the Suffrage
league run for the most part to falsification of history. Foollajn reaaone
why a woman should have * vote, declaration* Instead of proof, and in
some cases mere violent attacks on
the "tyrant man."
They demand votes, aye, even fight
for them with a heroism tjulte feminine not that they may touch anything
fundamental but that thf-y may legls-
Inte child labor, the drink traffic, pros-
tltutlon and unemployment out ot existence, and all the timife their leaders
know full well that auch things can no
more be removed without flrst erasing
the cause than the moon can be made
to stand still by commanding lt so to
do. /
The mhle creature) ls no better. Witness the schools of thought devoted to
a programme of vilification while oth
era snivel and walim ln the most on
scene of sticky ecstactes, calling high
heaven to witness that their mother
waa a woman arid that their slater
still Is, and so fo-fh. Fatuously frivol
ous, they take thfe sum total of their
miserable little affairs" as symbolic
of the actions of woman as a social
animal, they fix upon some woman of
modern times or of sntlqulty, and her
antics are not for them psrt of the
general movement amongst the social
creatures, but she ls made to serve as
a reflection of them all, aa a true type
of the "monstrous army of womanhood." They separate woman from
man with walls of steel and cannot
-realise that any attempt to treat the
condition ot women must of necessity
Include the state of man. They fail to
realise that women are what they are.
because men are aa they are: some of
the slave class, some of the master
claas. Their sexual Joys and sorrows
color all their mentality; sex morbidity runs rampant, unrestrained; for
which of course there ts a reason, as
we shall show later on.
Apart from the sexual coloring, however, at bottom the sum total of expression on the subject wtll be found
to group itself around the claas viewpoint of the various schools and. sympathetic or hostile, the mo-'.ern defender of capitalism can be depended upon
to ' keep woman In her place." Some
human sign post ls always to hand
pointing woman to "the home" aa her
natural sphere; alwaya someone can
be. found to pronounce in unctuous
words the. scriptural injunction, "She
was the flrst in transgression, keep
her always In subjection."
The writer realises to the fullest extent the nature ot the task before any
one who seeks to unravel a little more
ot the tangled skein and makes no
pretense at giving an unbiased view of
the position. To coldly weigh, analyse
snd pass Judgment upon the subject
unswayed by adherence to class or sex
Instinct calls for a monumental mentality altogether detached from the
mundane sphere, and a perfect hermaphroditism as yet undiscovered and
to which the writer lays no claim
whatsoever. It would appear that as
yet man has not succeeded in thinking with a woman's brain, that he
seems for a long time condemned to
look upon the question with a man's
eyes and as a consequence the sex re-
(Contlnued on page four.)
"We sre sll Socialists, we all vote
the Socialist ticket, though we are
not members of the organization. We
agree with all you say about Socialism, but—we must keep it out of our
unions."
Such expressions are common, especially in time of strike. The labor-
leader says tbq same thing, but in
other words, viz.: "We must keep politics out of our union." Such statements are evidence of ignorance of
the movement of which they are a
part There ia not one single phase
of the labor movement that can be
explained correctly without the application of the science of Socialism. 1
do not mean to say that trades unions
are Socialist institutions. They are
not But to understand the origin,
growth and function, not only of trade
unions, but of all our social Institutions, necessitates a knowledge of Socialism.
While visiting the various districts
affected by the strike, I was told repeatedly by men who declared themselves Socialists, that "the militia was
here to protect the strikers," and that
"a contingent had been sent up to
Cumberland to deport all the scabs
that "we would all be back to work
in two weeks' time, and all our demands granted." However, they awoke
from this dream one night when tbey
found themselves, while transacting a
regular business meeting, completely
hemmed in by this militia and every
one of them, 1.000 in all, placed un
der arrest With such Actions, tbe
idea that the army is an institution
for the protection of society as a
whole is'losing its hold on the minds
of the working class.
Had These Miners Discussed Socialism
more in their unions they might have
been Informed thereby, instead of having to be taught by their own bitter experience that the army never was, nor
can it ever be, under the present regime, an institution for the common
good; but that it always was, and still
is, sn institution, organized by the
ruling class, to protect the interests
of the ruling class, whose interests
are directly opposed to those of the
working class.
Another law of capitalism that is
very successful in deluding-Socialists
who would keep Socialism out of their
unions, is the court*. The workers
are learning, however, that not only
the army, bnt also
The Courts Are Claa* Institution*
and that it is not the interests of the
working class they defend. Broken
heads, long terms in Jail, and too often
human life itself, is the price paid by
the working class for prohibiting Socialism from their unions.
For a man to start out to explain
the labor movement, without a knowledge of the science of Socialism, is
as ridiculous as to start on a sea
voyage around the world without a
compass.
How can you explain, or understand
the cause of a rise in the price of commodities you must buy, wthile the
price of the commodity you sell remains constant, thus reducing your
living?
Since the capitalist class do not
extract their profits from the working
claas by force, and the working class
do not hand It over voluntarily, how-
do you account for their getting It?
How is it, that in spite of all that
Lloyd George has done for the working elsss in England, the condition of
the workers ot England never was
worse than at preaent?
As simple as these questions are, to
answer them necessitates a knowledge
of Socialism.
There is no intention on my part to
belittle the striking miners.   I never
met a better set ot men. All good
union men. All fighters from the
word go. As Roosevelt would jay,
they are not only willing bnt anxious
to fight; not for pay, though, but for
freedom; not with guns snd bayonets,
but with facts. There sre many thing*
they may learn, though, by the atrug-
gle in which they are at present involved. The drastic measure* which
the employing class have resorted to,
Is suggestive of what they may do,
when they feel the political power
slipping from their handa by
The Intelligent Use of th* Ballot
by the working class. It Is also evident that something more than merely voting for Socialism is necessary.
We have got the numbers. There is
sufficient discontent. There Is sufficient spirit of revolt. There is sufficient courage displayed, and sufficient
energy spent to overthrow any system. But there is one thing we pes-
sew too much of; that is—-
- Ignorance of Our Real Enemy.
We only lack knowledge. The
world over the working class is struggling, writhing, fighting and rebellta"***
against they know not what To fight
intelligently, the working elses must
first know their enemy. Before they
can rise, they must know what holds
them down. Before tbey can prevent
their products being tasen from them,
they must know how the robbery i*>
committed. Or, as Marx puts it: "Before the social revolution can be accomplished, it must become a vivid
reality in the minds of the working
clasa" We learn how to flght by fighting, watching others fight, and by
reading the records of the struggles
ot our ancestors. We learn much by
actual fighting. Bnt we can learn ss
much by watching others, and at s
much less cost and by reading the
accumulated experience of ear ancestors, the truth of which is to be found
in the literature of the working class
alone, sufficient knowledge is to be
acquired to overthrow capitalism and
establish the co-operative commonwealth with a minimum of pain to
the working class.
The more we refuse to study and
understand Socialism, the more will
we suffer as a consequence.
Two Things Ar» Necessary
for the change.    The material conditions must be present, and this condition must have mirrored itself on the
minds ot the working clasa
The material conditions sre rotten
ripe for the change, but by the manifold methods ot an Interested ruling
class, and a bull-headed working class,
the latter are hindered from recognising the conditions as they really exist.
Workers In general! Strikers in
particular: Make the best of your
holidays. Possess yourself of some
Socialist literalure, read and study lt
The need of the hour is more Generals tor this proletarian army-—not
to lead, but to point out to them the
conditions as they really exist, that
they may become mentally prepared
to perform their historic mission, and
rescue society from, the -sanguinary
vortex to which we are blindly but
surely drifting.
Yours in revolt,
BOB WALKER.
Never in the history of the human
race has a class of oppressors freed
their victims from subjection.
been don» to this structure so far?
The miners here treat these reportB
simply as a Joke. A few weeks age-
it was blazoned from one end of the
country to the other that two I. W, W.
men were caught red-handed attonipt-
lng to set fire to the wharves at Union
Bay. One of these is now working for
the Company, the other was told to
leave the town, lt was said thrtt two
hundred men were on their way to this
town from Nanalmo with the Intention
of committing all kinds of depredation.
Is it not obviously evident. aB to how
thase reports originate and their purpose?
It is unfortunate that people living
in the countrv and the larger cities do
not understand the miners as a class,
realize the conditions under which they
labor, or the tremendous odds which
they have to flght in their endeavor
to secure better living and working
conditions. The Labor Commission
who were here recently tor the purpose ot Investigating conditions realised before they left that a miner's
pay is totally inadequate for the work
he performs, to say nothing of the
danger to life and limb to which he
is continually exposed. Although the
population here ls very cosmopolitan.
It would be difficult to !lnd a more intelligent, generous, or law-abiding
people. Having lived ln this town
continuously for over twelve years. I
have an intimate knowledge of the
lite of the Inhabitants, and existing
conditions. I also know that because
of their intelligence, they shall gain
the end they clearly have In view, notwithstanding all the Intimidation put
in force by all the powers that be, an
end that shall ultimately be gained In
ita fullest measure at the ballot box.
ALEXANDER CAlaTBELL.
"The future belongs to Socialism—
that is. primarily, to the worker and
to woman."—Bebel.
The Social Democratic party of Germany now has 800,000 dues paying
members and 110 members In Parliament
The Government Is still giving
away free home-steads. One. fellow
spent forty days and nishts on the
steps of tin- Saskatoon Land Offlce in
order to get one. and he got It Lucky
devil.
The lode and coal mines ot British
Columbia have returned to the investors in them dividends to the amount
of $20.00n.iwn during the few years
that metal mining has become an industry.—Ex.
Every male in Canada between the
ages of 1C and 60 ts liable to serve in
the mtlitia forces of this country.. We
don't think that law will work very
aood if they attempt to enforce lt.
The plugs are getting wised up pretty
good these days.
The Belgian Parliamentary Commission is now considering the ballot reform promised as a result of the recent general strike. The Socialists
are watching with hawk's eyes, and
preparing for another strike If at any
time It becomes apparent that the
commission is likely to balk or hedge.
The Dally News of San Francisco
publishes a powerful cartoon, In which
three central fisures, labelled "German
exploiter, American exploiter, British
lexploiter," are re-irosented as surrounded bv their money-bags and bawling loudly': "Help! Help!'" TTnder them,
with Imperiously out-stretched arm,
towers the figure of a peon, who is
saying: "If you don't like It here, wby
don't you -:" home?" Note that although the peon ls ln rags. In his left
hand he . nirles a most efficient rifle.
The man who drow that cartoon understood— Kx.
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SATURDAY,   8KPTEMBER   27.   1913
THE  CLAM  STRUGGLE.
The labor-power of the worker ia a
commodity which he to forced to sell
in a competitive market with all the
others of bis class, becaase sll the
means by which it can be exert-ised—
the miiis, mines, factories, railroads,
etc.. In short, all the avenues by wbich
be csn get access te the elementary
necessities, let atone the luxuries, of
life—are the property at another class
than his.   To them he most go. and
flguratively   grovel   fn   the  dost   for
permission fto—whs»?    produce   for
hto own u«*> and the benefit of those
dependent on him?   No.   To work for
tbe benefit of those who own.   To still
further increase the wealtb and luxury and socisl distinction of the masters of his bread.   To pile up in ever-
increasing  measure the  things  that
> minister to the power end enjoyment
of a class that is the most vulgar, arrogant and useless of all ruling classe*-
in history, and to see the condition of
all the other members of his class—:
men,   women   and   chfldren—gettinz
worse in inverse ratio to the prosperity of his  masters.    He  makes  the
best of everything, snd the worst and
cheapest of everything is his portion.
When  he, co-operating with his fellows,   ha*  filled  the  granaries  and
warehouse* to bursting point with al,"
the good and desirable things of life,
produced  with tbe aid of• machinerv
of the most  marvelonsly  productive
power, he finds himself turned adrift
to fend for himself, starve, steal or
suicide, and bis women give the additional option of eking ont s living by
prostitution, until the surplus wealtb
hss been disposed of in the vortex of
the world's market
Tbe enormous concentration of capital In the leading industries bas compelled the workers to oreanfxe along
similar lines, tardy though tbe action
be, to protect what they have already
secured and resist further encroachments on the r-vrt of their employers
The international craft unions are becoming industrial union*, and tbe day
of tbe international strike is almost
here. But wbat avails it? After the
most severe, proton**"**, and bitter
strikes, the workers go back to the
same old grind, sad fn s year or two
the very conditions against which they
fought bave reappeared. The respective positions thst obtained before the
strike still prevail. The workers still
have to sell their life-force for thel.
cost of its production, the owners of
the avenue* of emntoyment are still
the owners, the workers are still their
slave*, itftho rsrrMiy --welling srmy
n tbe unemployed forms a barrier to
tbe efforts of the organised workers
to maintain their standard of living
thst to getting more insurmountable
every year. The unions cannot secure
employment for their membership, fn
exsct proportion to taa dkcllne of
effective strength of taa workers Is
the power of the capital!*** increasing. As the jobs get scarcer tbe number of tbe workers searching for them
gets greater, snd the competition in
their ranks aet more hitter. On tbe
other hand, the numbers of the capitalists are getting fewer, and Internal
competition amongst them to disappearing.
That the workers sre rapidly reslfe-
iiu these unpleasant truths to a sign
nf good sugury. By turning their st-
tentlon to the question of wbo shall
own the means of wealth production
they sre getting down to fundsmen-
tsls, and uncovering a Held of action
which render* (.heir numbers a source
of strength In tbe struggle with the
WidoiteTS, for on this, which to the
only ground upon which csn be fought
the elsss struggle, the tatoraet* of
sll workers, employed or aaamployed,
are reconciled *nd ld***t*Jca*. The brutality of the capitalists sa haadllnt
the modern strikes to ertdence of the
terror wtth which the grwring Intelll
ffMce of their victims Inspire, them.
To the revolutionist, th* prospect Is
more encouraging thaa tt ha* «v*r
been, for the reason that the respective positions sad fuaetkns of the
oraanliatlons that are "asttling for the
worker*, for their laaMdtote need*
Md their ultimata e-stal^tion, sre
being viewed la their Jrtiwr propor-
ttons.
waitress of one of the bu*> cafes
"Some leave fast to have a change, s
few of them get mar-lea but usually
go back to their old trade, and others,
well, you know   .   .   . :"
Yes, I know ... for men often
discus* the waitress. "Virtue aad a
waitress-— impossible'. She is usually
on sale, or, she's a cinch." All men
know that, but how many have ever
taken tbe trouble to examine the life
of a waitress more closely, how many
have ever endeavored to flnd the real
reason for the greatest number of
practitutional recruits to he steadily
drawn from the rank* of the waitresses? A young girl In one of the
most active eating places of Calgary,
to the question whether she was pleas-
wlth ber occupation, replied that many
a time she felt overcome with the
deei'** to
Jump into the Bow River.
Imagine a young girl, French descent, eyes like burning coal, a fiery
southern   temperament—Imagine   her
working without Interruption for ten
hours at a long streteb **->•,•*.   Think
of the cold despair when every night,
or every morning, ss the caae may be,
■he comes "home" to sn unfriendly
root"**, too tired tb wake, and too over
strained for sleep. ^^^^^^^^^^
Think of her nascent womanhood,
steadily  demanding  its  own,  a  woman's passion, a woman's desire to
be   well   dressed.    Then  .picture   to
yourself eager male eyes, hunting her.
beseeching   her   into   tbe   seductive
Jungle of physical bliss, where aB the
plates and forks could be forgotten.
For this French girl, if I may be allowed to use her ss example, the luring meshes spun around her were too
tempting to be avoided, and in she
plunged, into the fool quicksands of
shame, where Stepmother Vice reaps
sn   ever  greater  harvest "from  her
adopted children.   For T saw her the
other night the shadow of her former
self,   an   ugly  expreasion   about  her
mouth, a cut-glass look in her eyes,
the  prostitute stamped  on  her  restores.
And New. Ye Moralists, Ye Preach**-*
for the Common Good!
I dare je to speak on "contentment."
Blabber off your whiskered proverbs
on work, honesty, purity, but at the
same time bid also tbe rose* to bloom
without sunshine, without rain, with
out care, and see what success yon
win have.
Honesty snd Purity!
See how far they go when handled
by waitresses. Mostly repaid by sinister day* of a gloomy spinster-hood, by
years of dull, monotonous routine, by
abject servility to patron and manager, by a slsvelife in s public kitchen,
by the acrimony of isolation, sexually
aa well aa -socially.
But, you will aak, why they do not
marry? Because men, especially *och
that would appeal to them for conjugal
partnership, are difficult to attract.
Because, In most caae*. such men are
weU aware of the hardships thst follow marriages of working couples. It
is exceedingly cheaper for a wage-
earner to hare a "good time" with tbe
girl than lead her to the sJtsr, al
though in hto heart of hearts he may
feel inclined to do so. Moreover the
girl* today know too well wbat hedges
of thorns await them when married to
poverty stricken men. They have bad
opportunity enough to view the distressing conditions at "home." moth
era cheeks sunken over toothless
gums, bair gray st a comparatively
young age. It wss impossible for
tbem to overlooc the avalanches of
destruction hurled in their midst,
whenever fsther, with hanging head,
uttered the two despicable syllables.
"No job." Csn any one with common
sense blame these women for prefer-
ing s "gentleman friend" with money,
to the dreary lot of a working man'*
incubator? It to perhaps well to
preach contentment and self-control
to those that hsve bad a cultured
training that they may at times (and
only at times) ln spite of drudgery
and poverty, intoxicate their minds
In sn upbearing Mealogy. Then the
reading of Ihsen, Btrindberg, Victor
Hugo snd others would enable them
to establish for themselves s philosophy of contentment, st timus replace
for them to a great extent the shallow
pleasures so much longed for by the
uncultured.
But these wsltresses are generally
Illiterate, their minds untrained, untutored. Whatever literature they read
| is of the quality tbat dupes sad does
not enlighten, tbe sort thst makes
them feel more strongly the gnswlng
desire for vicious recreation*, to stifle
the morbidness of their occupation.
No, not in marriage, nor in the idle
vsln preaching of moral improvement,
lies the remedy for the dastardly condition* of \vsttreases all over tbe
world, bnt in the teaching of working-
women's clsaseonscioosness, thst they
msy sometime Join the ranks of the
revolutionary workers' srmy. flghtiag
for the. emsnclpstlon of sll workers,
-male snd female, from modern wage-
slsrery. unlimited in torture snd hu-
of tbeae operations.
Unhealthy teduatriai aad social conditions spring from tbe want of harmony
between things which are e*s*>-miany
and vitally connected. Just as there
must be co-operation between all th*
part* of the human body, If phyakal
health I* to be enjoyed, ao there must
be co-operation between all the different parts of the industrial system. It
to to the lack of co-operation in certain
parts of the Industrial system that
Socialist* attribute the evils and Inequalities that exist in society.
Get tbe revolution into your heads.
(From "Socialism and Syndicalism"
by P. Snowden.)
CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS.
A clA**-consclous person to oae who,
thoroughly reeosBtoes and understands j
the ctea* to which he belongs.
The civilised part of humanity Is
divided into two parts or classes.
They are (1) the capitalist claas. or
thoae who own the machinery used
in producing the wealth of the world ,
wsi-jon moral grounds.    It injure* those-that is for sale, is by the socially ae-j
^^^^^ cessary labor time that i* in the ait I-
Bid for sale. Labor can not be -mea j
measured by the yard nor by weight
*-*. value has to he told by the tohor i
Um*. If two dollars in gold te a
■lay's wage and the cheap skats that
gets the two dollars can bey a pair
of bum near-shoe* with two dollar*.,
the** three things sre equal ia value
—two dollars, one dsy of labor, and s.
pair of stuea They wifl exchange
one with anotht r because they ar* all
worth one day of labor.
Tbe reason you do not have this
explained st school is becauae that
with the machine* at band now. labor
can prodace so much more value than
{it  is permitted  to have that tr tbe
! workers could measure ihe difference
. between what they get in wages and
j what they produce, why. there would
be * riot
Tbe average slave thinks wben he
has his dollsr six bit* in hto hand
tbat hto boss has paid him sll he is
worth.
Instead of that th* fool slave has
let  his  boas take away  about  four
times as much as he gets in wages.
^^Sfa^^-IBBy>jaiaiai>i>i>Ba----B For every dollar the worker* get.
mi^tt nl .^JI^Llr^J^ their master* get four.
"l^canUSS   cum? a^La-;    Tb« to why value to not tn the edu*
The  camtaltet   class   te  ri*jm-c«o- • t%skm  ^n^,,^  of My  a^^un
Socialist Patty Directory
 aABciinnta eommrraa
Socialist Party of Canada, meets every
Friday. * p.m.. at 111 Main St. J. II
Burmugh.   Secretary.	
^ Bs*%g>
Executive   Committee.   Soelaliat   Party
of Canada meeta aame as above.
Soelaliat Party ot Canada, uveeta o*
ery alternate Tueaday. at «•** Eighth
Ave. East. Burt E. Andersen. Secretary. Boa UM. Calgary. 	
 a. ■ mgBM
Invitee all comradea raaidla* in thla
province to communicate with them
<>•>  organization matters.    Address.  D.
on organization matters. Address. w.
McMillan. I! Main St.. 3a Hill. Moose
Jaw,  Saak.
t>OOt\ms atDTSOaTTOai,  AXTA     a,   ,
? *r c.   H**^--art£r&. *•-•;,}. a
Business meetlnga every Sun-i-.. ..8t
p tn. aharv. Our readlni room,i ** -
To the pSlto fr**XT*.m" iTTm '&*
Pin. daily. Sec-reUry, J. a 8■ al?jl
Ontaniser. Wm. Mcdjuold '•■■8m,t}l:
Agent T. D, Pratt*
... "■•"Ul
1-lli-ratu*;
MJai,    OOItVSSAaT.     A&TA.
Mlnew' Hall and Opera Hoii
•clou*.   They know where their Inter-! r*,uu"   c-rwuium   or  any   capiiall
eat* exist.   At present It rest* in the; «*•»■"-■**•           W. &
continued  ignorance of the worker*; tu« -snuaue-i*- -
snd their lack of class coneciousne**   , ™e wovswaWT
On the whole the workers *re not     , •   ... -^ „   ,
conctou* of their owa class IntereatB. ,B «■» co****' ** **** <* *»•
They believe that their* and their maa- ■ proletariat la alight. Although the
ter*s Interest are the same   It to easy, Capitalistic   economic    life    exhibits
£ ■** US1 th? t* T™1*. bjr B°il?'! highly developed forms, the claas .-on-
th* condition of the two claas*. The Wtoosness sad organisatlott of the
capitalists in taaury and idleness and worker* nre .(111 Immature. Bour-
the workers in toilsome misery.    So; .,„,-, -idea*   and
Committee: No-tie*-—This card I* Inserted for th* purpose of set tins
■TOU" Interested in tb* Socialist
movement. SOCIALISTS are alway*
members of th* Party; *o If you *re
desirous of tecomlng a ^^^^
wish to set any information, writ* the
K.rrrta-y. R C. Mf-CuUheon. Boom a.
(I* Main St.. WlnnitMe.
Committee. Socialist Party of Canada,
meets every second and fourth gun-
days Ib ths Cape Breton offlce of tha
Partv. Commercial Street. Olace Bay,
X. % Dom Cochrane, Secretary. Bos
4*1. Olace Bay. N.S
it is evident that the interests of the
two clssses are not identical
For the worker to become eoneiou*
of hto class interest It to necessary
for bim to know something about hto
owa claas history.
He should learn about the strugde
between slaves and masters, that has
been going on through the ages, right
up to the present time, and now that i
IndividnsJtom still
have poaaeMion of their minds. Bat
everything indicates tbat tha Itome-
diste future will bring great advance*.
Tbe Increaee In the number of vote*
in elections, the great mass struggle*
of tbe unskilled worker*, the Internal
change* in the old tabor unions—are
all signs of this evolution. The great!
duty of the Socialist party is to urge
aoea-b rgaURB. a. ». *t a.. __ ..
educational meetings In tb* Miners'
t'nlon Hall ***ry SunAsy at 7:**
Bualnens meeting third Sunday la each
month. T.»* p.m. Economic class ev*
ery Sunday afternoon at »:t*. W. U
Phillips, -secretary. Boa 1*4.
 St*. SS, B 9. ad C~
mtmta In Miners' Hail every Sunday *t
7.3* a.m. E. Campbell. Organiser.
Wll! Jones, Secretary, B*m Its. Finnish branch meet* In Finland*--*' Hall
Sundays at 7.1* pm. A. 8*SM*. 8ec-
retary.   Boa  84.   Rossland.  B.  C      .
aocA-t, laosaa, a. tt, ate. is, a ».ot
C. holds pro*. Uganda mee tings every
Sunday afterne-M) at X.I* In Crahan's
Hall. A hearty invitation I* aatend-
ed to all wage alave* within reach of
a* to attend otu meetings. Business
meetings ar* Hold the Brat and third
Sundays of each month at 10.1* a-m.
In the aame hail. Party organisers
take notice.    T. W,  Brown. Secretary
  »0.   *,
sanda meetina** et 1 BtwTomihVa^l
•nd third Sunday, of tba «-"*,-'■'',"'•*
nee* meeting* on Thursday -■ ,„ '.'*
followl-Mt i-roj-aganda mimXXs,**.1?',*
Organiser.  T.   Kteele.  CoiemarT ah.
UXDAL
'A Be.
a, bask, araa-ws
yvsry Hunday, Trades Hall. "«do 7Tf
Business meeting, second Frl.lsv i
*^». J/***»_ H-Ut    W.  B.  Bird
st. Secretory.
0*n
t-ooaa uiuaiati, axta.. no. u
B P. ot C. Masts every Sun-lav .,'
»» pm- in Minora" HaU. SecrJu-V
Ham Laraoa. 1411 Ird Ave. N. --?'
Devoy. Or***-**!****.
Wm
ar*—fc. J**' ?°- *• »■ »   of c
Buslr.es-* Meeting and eronomir "{£
V^...*\*nl^a&.**2**1** •« Com h
McMlllan'a. fl Main Bt, go. Hill it,,,
aganda meeting avsry Sunday, t .- w
M the Moose Theatre, g f
Harrison. IM Maple at
Stewart WB~^^
B«er*tary, Wtn
Organlsnr. a]
,__.. iJ;^^..._    j.     « ■ ^m m*. I forth thi* evolution by proper tactic*
we are approaching the climai of thel Bm tfcs. ^ on|y ^ iCXMpliah*>4 by
^"^JLaJ^l^lSt ?2f^!!7*.„ ! -*«»Pi->g »teelf free from tbe narrow
tbe worker to know his true position, j
Tbe clsss-concious   worker   knows
 a a. tx, »s. t.-a
P. ot C. Buslnesa meetings *t Borlat-
tat headquarters fourth Thursdays of
each month    B. P. Oayman. Secretory.
•MMsaLL vo. t w**anna**M, isanToai
ft P of 7- Haaid-juaruTs UW
Temple. Bualneaa meeting* every «n,i
and 4th Thursday In the month at %
pm. Propaganda mretlng* sv.ry Hon.
day at I p m.. Market ft-usr* u-
?S*1j*^.d^.^**f''_ •|*_5,'lm"-n,'*n -ll
o«awA ao aT a ». of 0._
ess meetings tha flrst Hun.is-- |n
i  In  th*  Labor  Hall.   J!»   «,„■,
*•.*.'.*" ?•"*•_ ***r***ry. A. Beoen-
7*1   Lanriar   Ave.     Orgarm-r
McCaliuir*.    Bacordlng secrc-tarr'.
Mci'allum.
that be bas nothing to expect from thej r7Z*nL|iaaai    feaUtiT^' -   -
„m~.mm, —•-.- _s ZmUZ    *i»i.n-» ..    8ynd*fesllBBa.   Only by means of a
present order of tOTciety. Whilst hi* J
masters hold the power of state Just
so long will the worker hold his position of slavery.
He knows that ft to useless to strue-
gle for better conditions whilst his
class te in a state of subjection. The
class-coneioti* worker knows that his
class most become the domlnaat class
in the political field before slavery,
poverty, vice and di*e**e can be utterly wiped out With the machreery
of production and the resources of the
earth In the hands of the people, then,
and then only can society li-*- ss It
should. W. S.
seas of pure and simple Parllameutar
| torn as well a* from th* narrowne** of
-i WHAT THI* •HAU. THEV DO?
■y *V K. M*f*|lsr.
ftom kitebsn to d»a*ng room to a
long, long walk, sstrmnely so when
one hss td walk li ataay hoars ln sue-
cesalon daily. But yet they tramp
aa, th* blistered toot ct tbe HtUe wsi
tresses. They step Myely to the music of plat* and fork, to th* rhythm
of mastlc^tmg Jaws snd the roelsn-
choly wbisUIng af the hot water
hotler.
Strange rasa ta wait on, none but
strangers. Sops as irritating ss
thornit grumbliag at everything, e»-
pying flies, hslr, sad sit other psrti-
elss invtoible to taa untrained eye,
hat so *s*lly datacted hir cranky
bachelors. Other* of tha more pss-
a%ble cIbsb Of patrsna- siting her Up
frftn ankle ta crvtm, weighing tier
Basicai merit* with the keenness of
aaatsrs who know wbers to look for
faay. Prot*ri*go*. sf ,*sMsS sr* gen-
srally ksea enosgh to aaiiyiUnd the
msn misery.
CAPITALISM
Uke landlordism, capitalism cannot
be defended as a system which is socl*
ally desirable. Tbe system place* the
workman virtually st the mercy of the
employing elsss. A workman csnnot
feed bl* family unlsss he can get a
master to allow blm to work. This
plsces tbe workman in the power of
tbe employer, who Is in a position to
dictate his own terms. Under such s
system the workman to never assured
of s day's work. He has to depend for
s livelihood, not only upon the wll-
llngne*i of an employer to give htm
work, but upon tbe employer's ability
to provide work. Tbe workman, though
he hss no part or lot in the management of tbe business, hss to shsre tbe
consequence of tb* employer's misfortune or Incapacity. The system plsces
the commodity st the mercy of rings;
combines and other devices by wbich
capitalists seek to uteres** their profits by the exploitation of the masses.
The system to anarchical, because of
the conflict of interests between the
employers and the workmen, strikes
and lockouts Ars, frequent
Tbe capitalist system is indefensible
CONTENTED SL-WES.
I stood st the entrance to Queen's
Park, Toronto, and watched tbe Labor
Day procession ss it filed out after receiving the blessing of Sir James
Whitney, tbe Ontario premier.
Tbe principle thought in my mind as
I looked st the pitiful spectacle, ws*
one of admiration for Walt Whitman'*
sublime optimism whea he esclamed.
*X4berty! let others despair of you. I
never despsir of you." It would have
been interesting to hsve heard onr
poet's exclamation If he could have
been present at Toronto's "Labor"
Day procession. Interesting Indeed
would have been Wslfs ut» ranees,
also unprintable. I fear.
Everything in the garden wss lovely. Whitney did not exactly kiss the
slaves, but they took sway his mleu
ings. I know. Tbey proudly mar-ched
forth, tbe bricklayers with their ■pot-
less dnck suits, new caps aad polished
trowels, to prove to tbe good citizens
beyond doubt or cavil the truth of Csr-
lyle's philosophy snent the dignity of
Labor. A* tbey marched past my
thoughts would a-ec-p straying to a
horse sad haraess tfhow I had once
Beea. The electrlcian*t had very pretty
overalls on, but surely they won't be
so lacking in taste ss to soil
tbem with labor? 1 trust they
will preserve them In moth-ball* for
next year's show. Some of the stoves
wore little toy monkeys oa their hat*,
while others exposed their bald spots
to the flies.ss a protest against nonunion msde caps. When, I wonder,
will they start protesting against
wage-slavery* It appears they take s
delight tn chasing tbe ahadow to the
exclusion of the substance.
I mustn't forget the musical psrt of
the programme. There were present
tn the parade the bands of the Forty-
eighth Highlanders snd the Queen'*
Own. charming the mob with inch
democratic sirs as "Three cheer* for
the Red. White snd Brae." snd "The
Maple Leaf Forever!"
Oa* chariot in the parade waa
crowded wtth a galaxy of beauty In tbe
•bane (or shapes) of hurlesnue *c-
tresses from s local "show." Thl*
show hss for Its title "Tbe Follies of
Pleassrs." aad doubtless ths stove*
will proflt by the sight of the follies
sad ever strive sfter the '"Wisdom of
Work,"
Altogether the parade wss very entertaining Bad certainly Instructive,
snd I do so hope the bricklayers snd
electricisns wilt use lots of moth-balls.
Labor mast be. ra*tt-set*bl*.
DUNCAN CAMPBELL
vott-tionary struggle on all fields, a
Ktrurgle which upholds tn tbe legislature sa well as in the workshop all
tbe Immediate interests of tbe workers, which at the same time i* filled
with the spirit of Socialism, s ctsss
struggle upon the solid foundation of
tbe Marxian *cience, can the power of
the proletariat increase snd become
rtpable of overthrowing the rule of
Capital.
"SOCIALIST."
MAX   fWIOBIA,
headquarters   and
at*. A B 9. Ot tu
  reading   room   *I*
Tats* Bt. Bualness meeting every
Tuesday, t p.m. Propaganda mee tin*
Sunday. S pro., Kmpreas Theatre. J
C. Turner. Secretary.
I-OOAX. S
No   tl.
I asm every  rrtdsy  night  a t
t o'clock In Public Library room. John
Mclnnt*. Secretary: Andrew All****, Organiser.
PATERNAL'SM.
CAN VOU DO IT?
»
"Did you learn st your school or college how vslue Is determined? Amour
the msny things yon learned, useful
snd otherwise, did you team why and
bow things bars vslue or price T No.
of course you did not. The master
class sees to It thst you do not learn
how to measure value. They know
thst Just so long ss you csnnot measure vslss, you will bs satisfied with
your wsges.
Whsa yon understand tbs law of
value, you also learn what creates
vslue.
• Tou flnd thst the source of sll
wsalth Is Isbor, that labor is the unknown something tbst mskss vslue.
a* it to expressed In the prices of
things thst we buy in the stores.
The msln Item In the price of a psir
of shoes I* the cost of the Isbor thst
mads thsm. The only way to measure
the value of snything on tbs esrth
LOCAi. coMaaaassra Ms. ■***. a 9. ot
C. Busineaa meeting evary Sunday,
afternoon at 7 »0 p m. In Socialist
Hall opposite Poet CSV*. Kronomle
classes held Tuesday and Kriday. 7
p.m. Propaganda meeting every
Sunday. I p.m. Hsavdnuartei•#: Horlal-
l«t Halt onoalte post oAee, Ktnaaclal
Secy.. Thomas Carney; Correapending
Secretary, Joseph Naylor.
^_^^^^__ JO. I, B 9. or c.
meets Pundava at Hsclaliat Halt. ■ ...
iter St. IVbaln and Prince Arthur ct-
at i p.m. Bust**** meeting. Wo-lni-r-
■lays, t pm. ftoera-tary, Ph. Kauri,n»n
P O. Boa i*l. Mtstiot* ll. Montreal
-UK>AX. eiAOB BAT. a***. 1. OP MA at
111* HrartquarUTS In Kiiluu.tr. illk..
Commercial 8t Open tuary evmlnr.
Business and Propaganda mertmg si
headquarters evory Thursday at t p in.
Harold O. Boss, aecrelary. Iter, sol
•"•OCA* CAVMOSU, AXTA., Be. a*. S 9
ot C Headquarters at Miner*' luu.
Business moetinga evory first art I ,..■■-
ond Sunday In th* month. N t>
Thai-hull, Secretary, Bol 147. Canmwr.
Alta.
 a a. so. a i r or
C.—Meat* every Tuesday at 1:19 p tr.
In the Handon Miners' Union Hall.
Communications to be address*-.! Draw*
er K . Sandon. B. C
By Wilf Qf-ibbl*.
Paternalism make* me alck. I always feel inclined to kick when I am
told I must be good, snd what I
shouldn't do sad should. Good people
tell os what to think, and what we
must aad mustn't drink, and bow we
must and mustn't vote—it never falls
to get my goat when talk like *h'« at
me they fling—and se I do the other
thlno. ^^^^
I've no use for paternal tow* good j X-ooax
people make for others' flaws. «».  •**•
If two men wish to have a scrap,
wby should this Jasper care a ran If,
they each other pummel, maul, witbln
tbe precinct* of some ball—there'*
naught compel* me to be there If for
such sights I do not care. I've everv
chance to stay away, to go to church.
to sing snd pray (of course I will
not do such thing—t will not prsv. I
cannot sing), or do what'* possible f>
choose, So tot them go ahead snd
hrntoe each other to their heart's delight—I need not go to see the fight.
-LOCAX, TABCOVTSn a***, t B 9. ot C.
Business meeting every Tuesday evening at Hestlquartera. IIS Haattnga
Bt.  Kast.    It. Itil.lm. Secretary.
8. P. ef C— Business meeting avery
aecond Sunday ef the month and propaganda meeting every fourth Sunday.
Open to everytNxty at Boom III. Labor
Temple, st S n.m. He-retary. ft W
Cook.   Boa
t   2  pi
1414.
avoeaa
B 9.
every Priday at'S pm. In Mln re* i:sii
Nelson. Rt    U'
at a.
tin i
Austin, gecreurr
Subscrib* for The W**t*rn Clarion.
x-ooax. ▼Aaoooraa, a o, i*. «t,j
Finnish.     Meets    every    second    and i
fourth   Wednesdays  In   th* month  at
721S Pander 8L Cast   Ovta I.lnd, Secretary.
A World Rertew of Socialism
By the beat writer* 1* Bur-ope and
America will be found In Till
NKW BKVIEW Which deals In sn
authoritative wsy with all pha»*»
of Socialism—not for agitation.
but education. Published monthly.
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tlons ||,2*. Send l*e for » sample copy.
Though you are lord of ten thousand
ar-r*s of tond. when you are dead you
will become lord of three or four
cubits.
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What Is -Socialism-**   4.00     l*c
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Origin of th* Family (Engels.)
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PLATFORM
Socialist Party of Canada
We. tbe Soelaliat Party of Canada, in conv*ntlon assembled, affirm
our allegiance to sad support of the principle* snd programme of tin
revolutionary working claaa.
labor produces sll wealth, aad to th* producers tt Bhould belonx
The present economic system Is based upon capitalist ownnrsblp or
tbe means of production. cooaetiu*ntly nil th* product* of labor beloni.
to the cspltallst elsss. Ths cspltallst Is therefore master; the worker
a slave.
So long a* the capitalist elsss remains ia possessloB of the rein*
of government all th* powers of the Stat* will be used to protect and
defend their "property right* In tbe means of wealth production snd
the(-r'coiHrt>l of tb* product of labor.
I" The capitalist system gives to tbe capitalist aa ever-swelling
stream of profits, snd'to the worker sa ev*r incrcaaing measure of
misery snd degradation.
The Intereat or the working class lie* In th* direction of aatUng
Itself free from capitalist exploitation by th* abolition of th* wage
system, under which to cloaked tbe robbery of tbe working elsss st tbe
point of production. To accomplish this necessitates the transforms
tlon of capitalist property ta the mean* of wsalth production Isto col
.active or working-class property.
Tbe lrr*pr***lbla conflict of Interest between tbe capitalist aad
tbs worker to rapidly culminating In a struggle for posacwion of tb*
rain* of government—tb*.capitalist to bold, tb* worker to secure It
by political action.   This lath* class struggle.
Therefor*, w* call upoj all workers to orgaalse aader th* banner
of th* Socialist Party of qanada, with the object of conquering the
public powers for ths purpose of setting mr snd enforcing th* •oonomlr
proarsmm* of the working cfewa as follows:
I. Ths transformation, ss rapidly ss posslbls, of capitalist property lo tb* m*sns of wraith production (natural -resources, factories.
mills, railroads, ste.) lata th* collective property of th* working class.
I. Ths democratic ofgaatoatloa sad msnsgement of ladustry by
the work***.
S. The establishment, ss speedily ss possibl*, of production for
as* Instead of production for profit.
Tbs Socialist Psrty whsa in oitlcs shsll slwsys and everywhere
until th* present systsm Is abolished, msks tb* answer to this que*
tlon its guiding nils of conduct: Will this legislation sdvsnce tho
Interests of the working elsss sad Bid tb* worker* in their class struK
gle against capitalismf It It will, ths Soclaltot Party Is for it; if H
will not, ths Soelaliat Party is absolutely opposed to IL
In accordancs with tbls principle th* Soclaltot Party pledges Itself
to conduct sll the public sffslrs placed in Its band* tn such a manner
as to promote ths intermits of tbs working class alons.
Pamphlets
NOW READY
To Locals, 12.75 psr 100
860 par doson
BE VISED PIICB [Includes Expr****.*]
800IALI8M AND
TBI STOVIVAL
OF THI PITTaUT
(By J. Oonnell, author
of',ThsBadPlag'').
THI WAY TO
POWER.
(By J, B. Oiborne)
fed:,
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I     '■'■-■. 1U \WrWmWiwr.w ^4timmwWm^ ****        '*«t*im**i***m*>.
V .fllRDAY,   SEPTEMBER   27.   1D13
THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF WNADA
IgE^WESTERN CLAPTO^   VATtffinTTVTnj,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
A
-»hi. -in.se \* devoted  to reports of PtssiiIIsi Hi      iiT        T~
TM^?-Sr»l Party Mattara    Address all communlcaUon.'to?' h,^-.*U»' **3
var, B. c.      *-""""■ 'o J, M. Burrough.
OHieral l'urty Matter*.    Address,
-ii.. tt>tary, 61* Main 81, Vancouvc
PROVINCIAL    EXECUTIVE
B. 	
Vancouver, Sept. 5, 1913.
ronvi'itcd si M6 Main St. at 8 p.m.
,.r(.w.,it. Hahim, Pritchsrd, Reld.
Sidaway ami secretary,   Reld In the
Wnu-,***, of previous meeting adopt-
'"'(.^..■fipondence from Locals Nakusp
Vll -i Cumberland No. 70, and Vic
*V No. i. H. Mlckie, A. 0111. R.
w-nlki-r Routine.   Piled.
ni||s---Orsnt to Organiser Cassidy,
-hum ("ape. %l.n. R- Walker, «-x-
' „„,.-, 15.00. Warranta ordered drawn,
BecreUry reported Organiser Cas-
|ld, siartlni? for tha ***** **• *bts
mornln-f .,
The political situation was discussed
.,« stfwtlng the province.
Financial Report.
Receipts.
O-gsnlimi Fund  133.05
Ui.Tsnirc sale* , ■■    '-38
,   tU.to
Essen***.
per wurranta  HIT*
CLARION FUND.
(Maintenance.)
«al. on hand, Sept. 2  *l05o
Maritime.
Roscoe A. Fillmore    3 00
Manitoba
R. Isles
$1.00
A*
J. H. BURROUOH. Set rotary.
DOMINION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
September 5, 1913.
Convened as above.    Reld  In  the
rhalr.
Minutes of previous meeting adopted as ri-ad.
r-jrri miondence from Local Calgary
So i J. II. Osborne, Portlsnd. Ore.*.
C \i O'Brisa, Calgary*. J. Watson,
Winnipeg: Geo. Rowdier, Toronto*. M.
8. Kumuh, Wanckville, Alta. Routine
KII11I
i ill* Printing and Mailing Clarion
So 72S. I94.W: 3500 extra No. 7*7>
l-nio,    Warrants ordered drawn.
*****"tii«n«ry, «».**»; Organls-srs' re-
•„,rt sheets, $10.35; Literature from
Ittxrt Vancouver No. I. W.50. Bill*
accepted. ,
Uocretary, wage* to Sept. 12. lluiM).
- rrrdrtes, %">."*■    Warranta ordered
>!rawn.
Financial Report.
Receipts.
literature sales  ... 120.00
clarion bundles 21 -'•*
subs. atM
Fund    B8S
Watson  ''""' i'oo
Erltlsh Columbia.
"• L. J |j oo
Will. Jone*   7 Z
R -*• Pratt      iloo
$ 2.00
$ 2.50
Bal in hand Sept. 15 $18.00
CLARION   PUBLISHING   ACCOUNT.
No. 729.
Receipts.
8ub» $ 53.10
Hii-ull.-s       41,75
Directory    ""   io!oO
Ads.          3,00
$107.85
Receipts.
Editing    $ 10.00
Printing and malting    91.65
BW         1.80
$103.55
B. C. ORGANIZING FUND.
Hal, on hand. Sep. 2 (corrected). $34.15
('has. Ho wh-  50
Local Cumberland No. 70—Collected by J, M.—
L. ('awthorne    $1,00
R. C. Richards  1.00
3. McAllister  •   1.75
A. Goodwin 50
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Vancouver   Local   No.   1—Collected by W. Skinner—
;. i/jtt  $1.00
Ed. Jack   1.00
Trevelyen    50
$73.«5
Eapen***
At tn-r warrant* $131.38
J. H. Bl-RROt'OH. Secretary.
B. c. provinciaiTe^
Convened *t SI* M»i*. •***• ** * °'mr
rjawspt ...
H. Pearce
1.00
.25
Grant lo Org. Caasidy,
Sci't- I
One cspe 	
$ 3.7*
$10 00
1.75
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Bal. on hand. 8cpt 13 $31.40
$43.15
NEW BRUNSWICK.
During  the  past   month   we  have
had Comrade Miss 8. Musbkst with us,
„, ,, ,, ,„   and she wss a very useful acquisition.
.    ,n..,,   tiHii "Prltcba'rd! Thta ™ut*<** save several lectures.
l>nW   --Wd-t»r. R^ mi M^ subjects being "The Class Strug-
RsMtn, K-*rme snd Secretary.   Rahim.«mr> ..g^,,,,^ and rjn,on,fm... -The
la thi-chair. «.«..!«• adnnt-1 Materialist   Conception   of   History."
Mlntit** of previous meeting adopt-1
Hat read, nreaniter'    On  ***&*  29th    *  *rr***** wM*
(•onesi.">ndence ~/*«m °***n*; comrade W. 9. White of Whites Mills,
(assidv, Nanalmo •nd \ Ictoria, 1 » U. „ fof ■ mM,-lnJ. near Rayswater.
ehler PoM G-*or«*:^*aoaL **«u*!'2" | shout 12 miles up the St. John river.
74: vtctorts WO, *. <-"««^""l,"1,.N'r*.'coronidi.s Goudle. Z*tsmsn and Mush
t,-M. mid l-ocai Fern!" No   17. Kou   kit made ,hc ,rtp wUh th(, ^oit that
tino   Filed. about a hundred people attended the
Hills   Dom   B»P- Co, 50; Com. on mM,ltnr{   m<mXi7   farmers.    Comrade
MO,?*. Warrant ordered drawn. ' Ctm6l >ctca „ t-halrman (first time)
Secretary drew attention to the fact
r**-' iriai j    -iisw-ws    saiasawssssi s h.i   -■    --
tt-r.i (he $',.00 previously'sent Com
Walker for the trip to Nanalmo for
lbs -.uri-vm- of reportln* on the situ
*Hon would not more than half cover
and Comrade Mushkat did tbe talking,
and by all reports the meeting was
very successful.   I expect a local will
be formed here shortly.
siton would not more msn ■■»•• -—**••       -j,. i^^y Qgj the Trades and labor
his «xi*«m***. and a warrant  for an rj|-|0-a/* held a pamle. garden party
td-litlonal $5.00 wa* ordered drawn . BWrt|# but am sorry to relate that
ileeil
Dreii nmi iHTiaratton 01 •...»..■-- Mintia -wmd ana at ie*a* ™-* «-•*•■
D-esi Gibson's I*andlng. by which a p,oyfjr „- iabor --,«•*« included In the
pilot «f --round was secured to the so- |mnM|e>
No   speaking   arrangement*   were
made  as  the  Trade   Unionists  here
.,.„,.  think apparently that this ls unneces
ssnliing' open-air meetings In the city Mry
»■•-■   "*"i laid      However, the Soclaltot Party filled
mo•*',  the  gap.  and  Comrades Taylor and
Mushkat  gave  Interesting  addresses
JM
-4*11*1  Party of Canada.    Copies sr
tt-ptud and ordered ftM
Th. nnr-stion of the committee or
ontstng open sir meetings in the dtj
lor the winter waa discussed, andjaid
ever iw>ndlng the    return    of
»lM'»k«TS.
Flnsnelsl Rsport.
Reci'lr-ts
Ural Nakusp No. 74. literature $
l-orai  Fernlo No.  17. literature
snd sitnplle* ' 'l"
OrsanlKing fund .. 8 ' j!
Uterature sale*   *JJ
fi2.«r>
Rxpen***.
A« per warrant*  ..„,'.'
J. H. lU'RRonoii.
Secretary
DOMINION EXECUTIVE
Vancouver. Sept. 12, lt*-S"
Convened a* above, Rahim in the
rhslr. ,    ,
Minute* of previous meeting adopt-
«l ss read. " „,..
Correspondence from Roscoe Fin-
•""re, N. B.; M. U. Ottaws: r- «•
Lewis. Alta; W. Oribble. Wstorloo.
Ont ; tiocsls Lethbrldse No. t*. Winnipeg No. 1. Vlctorls No 2, St. Cath-
"rlnes No. JO; George Rosslter, To-
•"■""■In; A. A. Cronk. Alts.: Moses
Harlts, Comsplli. B. C.J J. •'• Gibbons.
Ltd., Toronto: J. A. Smith. Edmonton,
-Vita. RxW.; C. M. O'Brien, Calga-X
Tho Calgary correspondence dealing with the proposed extension of
"|** Lyceum Bureau of the 8. P. of A.
'•> Canada, was considered, and secre-
'■•ry Instructed to reply to the effect
•hat as the bureau wa* under the direction and control of the reformist
w-ng of the 8. P. of A., it was not considered advisable to enter Into the ar-
r«ngemenla suggested. All correspon-
•Ifince filed.
Hills—*Dom. B«P Co-. I3.M: *>n-
Dept., $5.18: Sundries. 25c: Editing
No- 729, $10.00. Warrants ordered
•Irswn.
8ocretary was Instructed to draw at-
'cntlon ot the party to the probability
n[ » general election next year, and
'ho. desirability of getting busy on
•ne voters' list now. In view ot the tin*
■frislnty of the date at which tho
"lection will be called.
Financial Report.
, Receipts
i*ftesl, Winnipeg No. I, two "Iron
Heels"
. Kxpensos
** per warranto
retary produced copies   of   the  ^   provliictol   polltictona   tbe   62nrl
nnd Declaration of Trust  from  M|1|Ua taasn-d  and  at  least one  ero
Ma. I. B    .-JI.... !.»•        ta. hir-h       tk a .     a     « . S-.^laaJ-rul      4**      *K-a
on the bsrrack green at the garden
party A good crowd listened and
took the message like babies taking
milk   Thc meeting lasted sn hour and
On Wednesday. Sept Srd. Comrade
Mushkat left for Port William, Winnipeg aud Calgary. We greatly enjoyed
her visit and we are anxiously awglt
In* the coming of the one and only
Gribble. '
We have recently been adding members (Canadian) to our ranks, but I
should like to see more, actual wage-
workers In the local. There Is plenty
of work to do up this end of Canada.
Will anv one help us? Any contributions to aid ns with Gribble's tour
would be rladlv welcomed and received hv F. Hyatt, organiser. •<•"- Moora
St.. St. John, N. B^	
WINNIPEG. SEPT. IE
Comrade. Kdltor.—From the stand
point of a Soelaliat the aituatlon In
the city of Winnipeg at the present
time Is well worth our most careful
consideration.
The past two Dominion elections
have shown its that we can deimnd on
a vote In this city of between 2500 and
3000 and tho thought naturally arises
In my mind that a new method of organisation must be commenced to get
this vote or st least a reasonable percentage of it organised.
in the past the S. P. of C. have
tried hard to keep a headquarters going but In th* laat year or so there
has been no place where one could go
to read Socialist papers and meet
other Soelnllsts snd, as n natural result, there has been little accomplished this summer.
Meetings are held on tho market
snuare every Sunday and the meetings
addressed by Moses Barlts went tn
show that the people of Wlnh****? were
ea-mr for the dope.
The (fttestion of the moment how
*ver, to: How are. we to carry on
effective propaganda this winter?
It. hss heen proven ln the past thst
a locnl of around 80 in membership
cannot pay for decent headquarters,
---..    ...HHiyvH   ev\J,   4,   *-WV      null .mmv.     *■*».■      •*-•      -***-*•**     — —>—■*,	
Heels"  $ t.90 oqulplng them  with    the    necessary
<• arion receipts  G9.80 amount of spittoons for the philos-
c'**rlon fund     4.00 ophers of the movement and at the
 «...       '!-«..      nni.      at-aaa      SUlMl      et\*     «1      * lu*iB t VO
same time pay the rent of a theatre
$65.70 every Sunday night for s propaganda
meeting.
Notice appears elsewhere   In    this
paper of a meeting to j«e held in the
 $19,07
3. H. BURROUGH.      ,--,.--. ..* - ...-,-,-....*. ~ -•- -
Secretary. Labor Temple on Thursday, Sept. 25th,
PAGE THfiEE
a noaruro bvbob.   soma or Xrooax Koarausax. aro. 1.
1 lot' J*^***' Vr?v- *-nd Local H""*''- (i)  Ken*. Tre**.;  (I) Kay, Or*raiilser;
«) M-lglillnser. (5   Rdbertson. (() Radbord.   (1)   Johnson,  (I)  Moore,   (t)
Hroton   (10)   Ma-ilon.  (11)   Buckholdt, (12) Scarborough, (it) McCormlck,
(14)  Robertson.
MONTREAL.
Dear Comrade,—Thing* ln Montreal
are moving; we are holding four meetings a week and some of tbem ar*
so successful and so much of th* revolutionary stuff is put into the talk that
at practically every meeting we are
being interferred with by the police.
We wrote to the Chief of Police Baking; him to request his men to cease
molesting us at our meetings, and the
reply from Assistant Superintendent
of Police Herbert stated tbat orders
had been given, that provided our
-meetings did not contravene any bylaw or cause any disturbance, that the
police were not to interfere. Yet every
meeting since we have had them asking ue for permits, "why don't we get
a hall," etc. They have all got the
same remarks to make—use the same
words, etc., so we have concluded that
they must be Instructed by those who
hsve the cause of the dear working
class at heart to stop ua quietly if
possible, hut stop us. One factor to
thst we always show what the police
and army are for--protecting the
property of the master class while the
empty bellies of thc working class
compel the workers to go back to
slavery. In many cases glad to be allowed. 1 fear if some of our "betters"
were to hear, as they must do, what we
say, their ears would tingle somewhat.
We are almost sure to have serious
trouble with the police yet If so we
will try and organize a free speech
i-ampslen.
We are holding our best open air
meeting at the corner of Phillips
Square and St. Catherine Street, on
Sunday nights, when the meetings last
from 8 p.m. to 12. So you can see the
Interest displayed and there is nothing but straleht educational dope
handed out. Thl* year we started our
meetings in Pt 8t. Charles, corner of
MAgdalen and Wellington streets, snd
htve met with success, sll things considered. This Is a working class
neighborhood entirely.   We have been
stopped about four times by the police here, including last Saturday. We
shall be tbere again, however, tomorrow night We atoo meet on the
Mountain on Sunday afternoons, and
get in touch with people who never
heard of Socialism before.
On Thursday night we go into the
East End—the French district Of
course we speak only In English, but
there is atoo a French Local which
does a large amount of good work in
tbe winter. Sixty-six per cent of the
population of Montreal to French, who
are gradually coming under the influence of industrial condltlona. Today
they are under tbe Influence of Mother
Church. We. will bave-them with us
yet. The language to the great difficulty, but Capitalism ts solving that
as It has solved many other difficulties
In tbe way of the Social Revolution.
On the 17th, next Sunday, we are
having a Picnic to Abuntaic Park,
where we hope to get the comrades
to know each other better and consequently work harder for the movement instead of "letting George do
It."
Our great boast to the development
of our young speakers. We have seven
or eigbt speakers now who have
sprung up. right from the bloomln'
working class, donchernow. Their remarks have almost a smell of the factory, the shop and the railroad. They
are not out to express themselves, or
to talk rot to the workers about buying
out the capitalists, ss some of our self-
styled revolutionary Socialists who
are Capitalists do, they are, out to get
the wage slaves wtoe. When they
succeed. I fear it won't be compensation that tbe caps, will get. When
the worker knows. It is more likely
ita the toe of hto boot he will be presenting to the capitalist instead of
bedewinp* hts brow with kisses and
calling htm a "lost brother." (This
will be sabotage. Fay says).
Tours for the Revolution,
PHILIP FAUGHNAN,
Secretary.
HERE AND NOW.
TO WINNIPEG SOCIALISTS.
Subs  Received.
s T.   H.   Q.;
W. Gribble, Toronto 6     1     1\
T. S. Casaidy. Victoria  3     4     0|
G   Borland. Montreal 0     3    Si
M. Lu, Ottawa 1     I     31
Moses Baritx. Nelson 3     0     0
James Carson. Telka, B.C 2     0     0:
J. A. 8. Smith. Edmonton 1     2    0'
local Vane. No. 1 0    *    0';
W. L. Phillips, Fernie 0     2     0t
D. Thomson. St. Cat's. Ont. .0     1     2,
G. Rosslter. Toronto 0     1     2,
W. G. McCiuskey. Calgary.O.   0    tl
Single*
12 moa—Geo. Walton, Will Jones
j. F. Johnson, Alex. Beaton. F. Hyatt
J. Sidaway. D. M. Coutta. J. C. Turner.'
Chas. Bowie, I*, at. Cooper, B. Sim"-!
mons.
6 mos.—J. Jenkins. J. T. Stott W.1
Shaw.
3 moa—Chas. Rogers. A. E. Fay.
If we are not ln the hole again this!
time, the thanks are due to Local j
Calgary, which came through with:
$20.00 for arrears on Bundle account'
A Dominion election ia coming on
next yegr. and we ought to have the
weekly again some time before that,
but It aeems to be all we can do to
make the fortnightly stick.
The point has been mentioned before, but it. wtll bear repeating. Are
you a member of the party, and If so.
do you aubscribe to the party organ?
lf not. why not? If you all did so. It
would help considerably.
It was noted tn a previous Issue
that !*ocal Vancouver No. 1 makes
every applicant for membership subscribe to the Clarion as an Initiation
fee. whether he or. she ls already n
subscriber or not That is an example
which all locals should follow.
The following comrades, having sent
In $10.00 worth of subs, are entltl»*(i
to the premium of $1.00 worth of
books from Kerr's list. Send the order to this office.
J. Jenkins. City, totnl. $37.50; M. L..
Ottawa $14.50; R. C. McCutcheon.
SSSeg. $17.50; A Gill Rlondel. B.
C, $10.00: C. M. O'Brien. $15.00; W. I*.
Phillips. Fernle. $10.00.
The following comrades have aent
In subs to the value of $5.00 and over:
H. Adle, Calgary. $6; W. B. Bird,
Recins ..1.25; D. Chrlattanaon, Dick-
Sf Alto. $5 W. Clarksoa. Kslowns.
■BC *'-25: c* ° Corbnu"-' Vangtiard.
Sssk.'. $5.50; W. 0*mt^Totm^.ox\
v Hyatt. St. John. N. B, $7.50; C. G.
Johnson. Carmi. B C. W0;8^
son. Lethbridge. $0.25; J. Meldrum.
Citv $660; J. McGUlvray, Dominion,
N 9 $6 00; M. W. S.. Boaverdell. B.
C,', $500; D. Thomson. St. Catherines.
$9'.oo. ______:	
for the purpose of trying to equip com-
fortnble reading or club rooms to be
used as permanent Socialist headquarters for this city.
All the tamed 57 varieties of Socialists are invited' to this meeting,
so that we expect to aee 8. D. P'er'r,
8. P'er's, 8. L. P'er's, Industrial Socialists and especially our friend* (?) the
Christian Socialists.
. Turn out boys and try to get a good
headquarters to protect ua from thc
40 below soro weather that wtll so
soon be here,
ALEX. PATERSON.
You are requested to attend a meeting to be held in the Trades Hall.
James St., on Thursday, Sept. 25th,
at 8 p.m. for the purpose of considering the advisability of forming a
Socialist Club or permanent headquarters for the City. All socialists are
invited to attend so that the mstter
can be fully discussed.
Tours, etc.,
ALEX. PATTERSON.
"DEFENDERS" NOT FREE.
The defenders of "our" glorious free
empire now doing strike duty on Vancouver Island are almost ln open revolt ami according to the capitalist
press are ready to "strike" and eo
home. But says our worthy politicians, they dare not tor it to 'mutiny,'
and is one of tne worst crimes on the
calendar. Thus we see the brave militia, keeping slave*—-who would be
free—tn subjection and themselves
disgusted with conditions, yet not
daring to kick because a few men who
control the powers of government say
they most do as they are told or be
thrown Into Jail.—W. W.
NOTHING BUT CASH.
By Berton Bradley.
Cut down the laborers' wage, raise up
The rent If you can.
Hire a cheap child if there's ever a
chance—a child works tor less
than a man.
Make weary slaves   of  the children,
give them no leisure to play.
Doubtless they'd waste all the time
that they had and It wouldn't
help buainess to pay.
All of this agitation Is verily bosh and
trash.
The mothers don't   count   and    the
babies   don't   count — there's
nothing that counts but cash.
What of the girl who struggles, what
ot the girl who fails?
None of your business, of course, we
know;   but  somehow  her  fate
appalls.
And   the   little   wrslth-ltke   children,
who toll In the roaring mills.
None of OUR business, ot course, you
say—and ever the tolling kills.
But one muat have an Income and
wonderful gems that flash.
The mothers don't count and the children don't count, there's nothing
that counts but cash.
What of the crowded houses, what of
the fetid slum?
What of the reeking courts and sinks
where the great white, acourge
wlll come?
What ot the children, born there, with
never a chance tbat'a fair.
Who die or grow to a half-starved life
in the poisoned tenement air?
Oh, let us be calm and patient, and let
ua do nothing rash,
The mothers don't count and the babies don't count, there's nothing
that counts but cash!
--Young Socialist's Magaiine.
Mati-iinl interests are stronger than
the Ideal In man unless a new form
of education comes in vogue.
Some peoj>le are so drunk with
prosperity that tbey cannot see the
writing on the wall.
THE WAY TO POWER
J. B. OSBORNE.
(Continued from last issue.)
But there wat hardly room for each of the partners to be s manager,
superintendent etc. The next step came about in the same natural process as
the last snd we find that these companies snd corporations, also, snd for the
same reason, associated themselves together in still larger combiutioas .called
the trusts, snd the trusts hsve likewise grown snd merged into oas another
until we.have capitalist property owned collectively by the capitalist class.
The individual capitalist of a half century or more ago could say. "This
is my shop, my factory, my mill or my mine." Today, these lines of mdrndasl
ownership hsve been elinunsted to such sn extent that it is almost -ffy-^f-Mf
for sny particular capitalist to claim ownership of any particular piece of
capitalist property. For instance, who csn claim the ownership of sny particular
piece of property of the Canadian Pacific Railway? What individual can lay
his hand upon freight car No. 3964 of the Southern Pacific Railway system
and say, "Thst is my property"? Who can point out a water tank on the
Illinois Central or the Pennsylvania Railway and say, "That is my water
tank"?
Just ss it is impossible to distinguish the owner of any partkulsr piece
or pert of railway property, likewise it is impossble to distinguish the indrvidaal
owner of sny partkulsr piece or psrt of capitalist prsperty.
This evolution from individual ownership of capitalist property by the
individual capitalist to collective ownership of capitalist property by the capitalist clam as s whole, hss been necessary to prepare for the collective ownership by all the people of whst is now collectively owned by the --apiia)}-* dais.
Just ss it hss been the mission of thc capitalist class to develop collective
ownership of the means of production, so it will be the mission of the working
elsss to assist in the evolution to collective ownership by society.
The evolution of the capitalist form of production has not only prepsied
the means of production for collective ownership, but at the same base it ha*
prepared the wsy for the disappearance of the capitalist clan by eliminating
sny useful function performed by thst class. With the large and ever larger
organization of the forces of capitalist production, the capitalist performs
smaller snd still smaller functions in production, until at the present time the
capitahst plays no part ss foreman, -mperintendent, manager, etc It is no
longer necessary for him to furnish either brains or muscle in the process of
production. The foreman, the supermtendent and the manager of industry
today are all hired men. snd the capitalist method of concentrated and associated production has been an education to the working clan in collective or
co-operative prisduction. So much so. thst the working clan surveys the
route -fer the railroad; builds the grades; bores the tunnels; cuts die ties;
lays the rails; builds the csn snd locomotives; digs die coal to furnish the
motive power; mans the trains; collects the fares and freights; pays the
expenses; figures out the dividends; snd mails the same to the owners.
\ Perhaps no better test could be offered ss to the accuracy of this general
statement than was furnished in the case of the Standard Oil Company when
the government wss trying to collect $29,000,000 from that corporation. Mr.
John D. Rockefeller was placed upon tbe stand. Counsel for tbe government
asked Mr. Rockefeller for certain information about the affairs of the corporation* His reply was, "If you want to know anything about such facts,
you should ask one of the bookkeepers of tbe company, and he will tell you."
Mr. Rockefeller said he hsd not beea ia the office of the company for eight
yean. What is true in the case of Mr. Rockefeller is true of tbe owners of
all the larger capitalist properties.
In the development of the forces of capitalist production, the intellectual
development to follow in its wake wss fsr greater and of more far-reaching
consequence than the intellectual development from all other modes of production in the past So great, in fact, are the intellectual developments springing
from the necessary development of the capitalist forces of production, that the
working class under capitalism is the first working class, or slave clan, ever
prepared to be the only useful or necessary clan in production.
CHAPTER III.
THE INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION RESULTING FROM THE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE FORCES OF CAPITALIST PRODUCTION.
Unlike ruling classes of past societies, the capitalist clan, ia order to
develop the productive forces of its mode of production, was compelled to use
the intellect of men as an important factor. In fact, the capitalist mode of
production has been directly responsible for the development of our modern
school of physical science. All parts of the earth had to be discovered anew
and the component parts ascertained before they could be exploited. Every
department of physical science has furnished some knowledge in tbat direction,
and contributed its part toward making possible the development of the forces
of modern production.
Capitalism was interested in astronomy, while the feudal nobility allowed
the persecution of the early astronomers. Capitalism was interested in that
line of research because upon its discoveries wss built the science of navigation.
The development of the science of navigation was necessary to the establishment
of the world's markets and the transportation of large quantities of commodities as rapidly as possible. The science of geology and mineralogy likewise
became necessary in order to more effectively extract the precious and baser
metals from the earth. The science of chemistry and all other physical sciences
in their development contributed their quota to the development of the forces
of capitalist production. The interest of the capitalist clan was not only in
•the direction of the development of physical science, but in as widespread a
diffusion of that knowledge as possible.
This general diffusion of scientific knowledge consequent upon the development of capitalist production has produced an intellectual revolution—a
revolution in the philosophy of history, in fact, the ^ilosophy of social
democracy itself, as the direct result of capitalist development industrially and
intellectually.
The development of schools of technology and of the free school syste "n
and compulsory education were also necessary factors in the development *>t
the forces of capitalist production. As this intellectual development sprang
directly from the economic basis of capitalist society, therefore it is called an
effect, yet it is easy to see that this intellectual effect has already become a
powerful cause in hastening the evolution of the economic formation of
capitalist society. This intellectual development will be a still larger and more
potential factor in substituting for capitalist collectivism the collectivism of the
whole..
Under feudalism it was not necessary for a feudal serf to bave an
education, while under chattel slavery the education of the slave was not only
unnecessary to production but was considered a social danger. In tbe State
of Georgia, just previous to the civil war. only a little over fifty yean ago. s
state law provided that any person convicted or found guilty of teaching s
segro how to read or write the English language should pay a fine of not
leu than five hundred dollars or serve a sentence of not less than six months in
prison. Practically the same view-point maintained throughout the Southern
states—at that time agricultural slave-owning communities.
But with the disappearance of chattel slavery in the Southern States
came the development of mill, mine, shop, factory and furnace throughout the
South, and the consequent transformation of slave-labor into wage-labor. An
intellectual revolution has also taken place, ^nd the State of Georgia five or
six yean ago passed a compulsory education law, compelling the negro boys
and girls, as well as the white ones, to attend school so many months in the year.
The same law had been previously passed in several of the olher Southern
States.    •
It is true that the compulsory education of the negro proletariat of the
South met with considerable opposition from members of the old school of
Southern aristocracy, but the capitalist method of production, in order to
develop its productive forces, demanded in the Southern States as it demands
everywhere else, that the proletariat shall have some degree of academic
education.    By the very nature of capitalist production, the wage-working
class which operates the plant of industrial society, in order to maintain the
standard of productive efficiency required, and ever increase its productive
efficiency as a working clan, is compelled to be able at least to read, write,
and figure.    Hence, compulsory education grew naturally out of the needs
of capitahst production.
Education in the past had been the private monopoly of the aristocracy.
Capitalism invaded and dissipated this special privilege, and placed it at least
in some degree within thc reach of all.   This has been of especial advantage
to 'He proletariat.
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THE WESTERN CLARION, VANCOUVER,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
SATURDAY,   SgPTKMBKH   tl
THE IRON HEELilSs
WOUAN AND SOClALIftM.
(Coatik
BY   JACE   LOKDOK
1)-* tetasrf *» raw^nmA to itt gitjibiiaxxea aAe-st screw ssaa-jmsss *-***«**.
txA wj.**.«-•, frssa Saw, *X>ss--l us dos ivtsart «f aa siS aak as Wake Kc-Ms-
:^4-f*., a**  -"-*sn*-"-n  i*. be wrrltum by Avia *°°-nrs«r-i, srtta sf BrtAomt
Kii.riia.r-s. wrtm fae* fcJ* Srf* ta u« Brat j-r-vivtarisa revolt ia '.Hz.    They
trtl «f ("a* taffaar* of t*-lt first ajwlsi-t-r of ti* wttrkara, srtt4c*; sras *a*s>-
j':**a**-S by ta* *A>-**---r-»jr'a57 «--»-s=jjs-*-S saw! sun-tilts** taotrctve f(*f*n-s of
•.■:.* r-..«a «*'»•'*•**• of tliat Ob*. Tary t*U also of a at-cc-bS revolt la
f<^.ura**^*S**k wfcfcJa, ia tfc* «*>£*&«& of Use asrt!B*-*res«, will prov* a
*_'.».«». TUa tao. a>r«.-«-i i,-. 1* a fa*.sre aa-J it ls **■>—sj to a* as
v.* tira* ut (QbJa aa-n-rwj *--.*j/r*-a«J-a.5 of tbe worker* that th* Mas. war»
-•*-*»i*.t<*i t-r tt* aawuir a***-* E.«-fcaj"4.
TS-* »wit -Wiau wUr t»* *-*»**>s-**t of Us* An* maa 1 trig beta****
A.is a-wi EL.****t £T**rsa*-l ww.-. tsjus piac* ta bar faUbcf's boss* la
U*» .-**' •*1.I. wb*-a toe is ;t.vii*j1 t» a -Jtaasr at sri-ie* the «*a.V*rltr at
xtMat i#**xstt art chert.?*. tjvriaa taa- rtzmax. Eraea* la draws tat* tbe
'*vo¥«-rsatk-B of tfc* ttarvjtji. whn rale** i«**k veast fatal srita -tts-aaia.
H'/waver, he aiifcse-fcs t'-t-sa f«a*-*n**ly aa-j -cleari-r. aavd la tbe rarxml
baJtii* bt ahowa bittm*if nt-are (baa aa-J* to bois bia srosadL. fnaSnnr
btejrabxmast im the ossi? ;.l* of tte* titnei srbo *r|inaa*.a Ua arlUiBf-sesa
to asai-a SM**t the c3u.-st.4tvs if ".tt c*•****■ of laS-vr lit 1* aaaia pr«w-
• r- oa tbe **a-3s*-**t***) of £.«-rb*r-J s t>-osr-*2 llsit, wbezi Avia sonata
-..-■.-.**>t of taattnlnr class hatred is a book arfelci be has srrltUa*.
Tr.ia fa* -S«*t*ss, and -i-jritf tbe otmvermmtista atflma the ttiauseiis
!*t*-*» Via** hatr--»-r aad "ttet «-iiss a trass--*-"
Klaait-r ha eballnt— tbe Bb»bo*- to folio** fcira tSuomgb tb* i**.«aa-
t-r-ial tueil, an* to aft**--s»r-ta txptm* tb* cni(Btioas which he will Sad
it-Are. sraratsc aisB that to ae as arm ntmoix la his diacbara* fresa tb*
•rr'.-irch. Avia «*r-aa(-s to t*.« saatstsr.rr of the Bisbc-p. aa*l Erneat calls
•.w *tt*ctli~s, i* the fact tbat abe aaid ber father ax* 11 rise off atvt-
-..-..-;* <S*r1i«4 froati u« Sierra Hills, aad that tb* very els*has abe
u«atrs are -Msttta* with, tee-saac biood.
UartBt tbm break ia tb* eoaveraatioa rsased by fate riiaartrs. "tbere
>M*«i si ib* ttw*t •>' xi-i BSm^t s izrx*. pootiv dVsawed aaaa txvtry-
.:* a i'-ad of rattan aa*i baxsboo baadlvork. Ercest a-e*ats Uaa ottt as
itvMiftr.. wb* pfcrbmsir *ora*d lt tbe Sterra Mills aratJl bt last bl*
ans is tb* r**rr*laiij, aod. «srie< Ut tbe Lxaart lecal talent at tb* SJs-
posai of tbe mill iianera. ao-S tbe •MttcotvtA evtdeaee of tbe ralll for*-
man. etc. bo ***** Arfeau-j ia hla alterant ta sale CCTiaiwaaarVwi. Arte
.■-.'v«s»ja-st*s the' ease <*b her osrn a-xmaat, aad r**oe*l*cs asare t**ar
.■.fft'.-ir.t pre-rsf of tbe ala-Hsb *x-»IUoo of ail th* saUi workars aad tb*
r-jtr.!*-*»»*-*» of Capital .*•:■■* and .••.Mtr.y from ber *tt*>r»er»t«*. ber
'/tilnivn '-f Kvavfaard «M*ra(>*-s a -r.a-i.**-
Everbard ta larjt*-1 u, a44rt-a» tb* PM'-nsAt'*-*. a dub of tbe rs-est
mrnxMey ami eacloslv-- drcies os fbe. Partner. <"V»as«. the ea*p«-rUtioa he-inir
-'ai  r*   irlll prorlde t*.*g- »lti> tfoorf sport.
sua-lard «f werkfag ciaVtoBcy onaoi j
la taa tailed Sutss!
. ._ *p5te of all roar *-><-aiJe4:
llsassr l»-s-UJaUoa. theve are tisrec sa.;- ■ -sxtoaw -slay *Mr j-art te iLh* -
■job* of ca&d  toborera.    la    taetve ihe
rears    tlaetr    nsiuters    have    -s*>ea!dees«r
doablasL    And ia irssatna I wfjj a#k !ccte* raaltoe ami ta* ScwtoiaM aweaa-
| yoa aaaas-fers of aociet-r srhy von did hoctaed ta *B*sawr» aU tsvtoaxa by tsw
laot flsaka pabUc the cevaas  ngwrt* -food. clotJhtec itad sfteitar'*  «mrBw*to
of 1tl*«   Aad I arm aa*-»cr for yv>^ ' needs to r-taw*aa*t*r that b* to bwt *at-
ifaat yoa were a*raid    The aarore* of j Sat half the «*-adWe«* rf *crwwth,    -
■toetT  woeM  have  precipitated   tbe!   To  the  hssafaaali telastosicaal  ta*
rentiataOB that even soar is -ptfhertwg ! *ab|ect pn***its ftaeif a* aa tot*a*v*i-if
• -Bat to racnra to ray "to*JJ-otasealr rta-Jto. He —sjibismi ta t*a» tie* tea-
It abodarn sun's prodrstmc power is ■ citla* apart aad feavtas aaate m tammot
a Uwasaad ttases greater thaa laat ***> the whoto of tha pans: whea Is*
of  the  csv* r*sB,  wby  thorn,  ia  the L*-» R saiimTliii htztix. be Ta ao wtotr
°l52f az%?£**!-** ***** **"*; ** * n*'- ** *** *«*«»<• ettUBps
Wilton t-aan tebonrsT It to a tiae - tbe trm* iat«*ii*ca"**o** of a»v s-o°s**rt
tedlctatat. The capltalial claa* has! jr*st a* that iwy <rtos» toyalty ctoara
la face of the facts that; -jj* Ttoaon of tbe wtartdsa ca*as tatak-
Baa live* raore **Tetes>*dly; a*-. For otaerre. wc oeeapy taw most
a.^ -r***m*4' *-**^ ******* pro-1 -trraaBBtS poatttoa. totelsKtaraCy speak
-*El** JPr**^l■ * *******  **toa*a!uia   f>itieal anaivato to oar ptoa of
Ss*^^2^i.i^kte-Jll!*" 1*? »■  •«*»*  ***   *******   HSS
'Jbai^^L^Ll^" u?mama*^\ttxpptyigm.   Tb. baraeas of the vast
; tersl »k.» ™ t^ms^t^f^^.'JT^ 4o*" *°* «*-*•* °* totrtiertaal shoal
\ta^^^\\^J^ ^a^^iri'el^'^*    w* •*** ***-** ** w-Baanl;
;!? 'J^^T;*!!!. ^-1^ .   fTi?' '•>»» «w^t*o« -• to »»--»<l forward aad
Iyon caanot aaawer raa bete to-*****.., —.r:.. m-,.,. ,  ._. _-,_,_j,_	
ifaca to fa«. any more than -rasTyWr) gft£iJF** *** •»■***' «»**
The  defeader  ot   rapitaliaa
whole eJasa aaawer the ariHioa and
a half of revolutionists to the United
Sutea    Ton canaot aacwer
lea** yoa to aaawer.
I chai
Aad  fU1h*>r
bfrnaeif btcwecn  th* deep  brae ■**
ac-J the devil   ncder are aU the Ora*
I dare to ray to jai^^l**** ** J".*!-"*" ' I***'.***
whea I have flatohed yoa win not sa- ^^J^JS^^JT^mmM
swar. Oa that -point yoa will b*.*»*.***JT^t,.S *S*JSSat
toas-ae-ttod. tboagh you win talk word b*£?*if ****-****** ^T*y*~m**
ily eaonah aboatotaer thlnas. which gave to hto assater social power;
«*r     b«   T Imi    imt*mm*- . itmsf^ ism ato sraatar *b-wld *ltocov«»>
CHAFTEB V. (Coatia-aed) ithe MtfJe vovv*. ot a brutal aneda*I-Jr" «tt2**i^-^-y??I> "S?**: -*•* iatpotence sad witbdrsw raoaetary
He went oa sad "oraeed bs iite ia e*t*d *---««htoe boas: ao was tato s^-j^feL,*!,-/ *awriaaaata-^MSS" ti\****** ™ *a*»*r *or*»* ftr6 hira—he
tb* mill, the u«-I-!^ m T ■*** ** ** ******* «>art todge: !2SSt^Yo. Eva"^if^B^^, n*' *7*** this w*y aad tbat aad knows
the mill., th* learaina of the r*<rrse- ^   M   fJsi^    „&    m    ntjnu'.^**?•****** tm%J^*JSi *t '    i*° ***■
shoeins trade, aad ato »«■»-? wfth -**aaaes: and. also, this sleek mpitsi-! u^LtlrT baiu ^TaSS^JT ,T.\    It U ao part of the mast- or poa
••"■ *■'•"'-'•-—     " them, be said.! tot owned the machine, the nssrhlne J^Sts  werwln»p»raBihte^*1thout  ral "**rtu« ***** to •***•**   Tl»»,p **tort
ray w-p£t-oVi£ Ttosot* taalaaara. "22!°*^»S! ""^atwmr* "*-•" H!
saaiast van.    Too mTttTHtyLt^rtZ[********   *   ****   *•**   struck   oot
coaSLc. «o X w^hprattto^i*'**M» ** ""*««to ■ *** *** **
Um vxMiata.
be had fooad fceea "totolle«u sad to"^!*0-**-  *ad  ^ railroads that
liant was, ministers of the Gospel who ■ th*f ****,. . -*-a - «_
had b*en brokea baeaaae their ("brta-i     Aad "° l* ***- ****** * ** ****■
ttoalty  .as  too  was* for any  con j ***   '   *~ff J3SL!|"  ?*fft*i"
amntioa of msranwa-worabl^rs,and ^SSL IL^^t^*™** L bwat!
|»«<e**ora wbo bad beea broken oa \ ****** ** ******* ******** ***:
the wheel of nntossafty «t«rvl*m« '***;   *£**. l^^SwV avt^aSf	
to tbe ruUnc ctaas. Tbe srai*lfca^)*g*» •**^A**!^JMt*fJ^.*»M •»«» -»-* ■»*«»« sa taaa save
were r*-volutloafats. he raid. Mrug i ^l^JSSSS^mmmZSSJ aA *• 4ro'*** d»*»»«,«i ***** *** Booey
«Hns to overthrow taa ij--rai.--W.o-,i^rt^J^a^TmJ^m^L^st
mtZyi risSrs; sir? ^^ Jr^ttoT^'prit^riaS^
of
sweet Meals sad dear morsUttoa Tou
ar* fat with power sad pBratssioc.
drunken with suctera: and yoa bavt-
vats, wben tha w**rker*hee* spring
upon thera to aad their rataad exist
esicc.    Tow have failed in your mac-
sceawBt of -society, sad yonr ssanage
an-c.il oevtrr forget how be described i _-,--»ti« .-u< .,.1^1....n*, iv.. -.a-i ai*-h> 'A ssuuoo aao a naif of tbe men of
tb* Hie araong the faTotatto^T an ^Jd^^^^ WV*^L *}********* ***r ar*
baltinx atteraac* vaaiahed.   Hla vtwrmZlZ a\Tt\-?JZ!LEm?Zl ^*1 !£. ***** U> get the re-t of the workic-t
workic*
ctaas to Join with thea aad take" the
away from yoa.   Thla is
: themselves and of his disUlusioniaeat.
Intellectually   they   had   bored   bim:
\ morally and spiritually they had sick
.  ...       „ . . .. ;ened bim; so that he was glad to go
bslting utteraace vsaisbed.   Hto voice back to hto revoloUonlsts. who were
grew strong sad coaa^bat, sad  Iticlean, noble, aad aUve. and all that
glowed  as  he  glowed,  asd  ss  th* the f-apitaltou were not tha fweohtfinn *.««...»»    a,~. ..   -
ttratthts glowed that poured out frotr     -Aad bow." b* said, "let me teU yoa|™J, ^****-** ****-***-   Stag it It
him.   He ssid: j abort tbat revowtton.**
"Amongst the rrroiatiooista I foond. *    Brrt *orrt I ranst say that his terrible
atoo. warm faith in tha baman. ardent diatribe   had  sot   touched   them    I ..      _^   ^
Uealtom.    sweataea***    of unselllsh ,looked about me at their faces aad11*"^**?* *"** reom-   Thm *"**
mam, reaunctotioa, aad mart/rdom—: saw that tbey remained compiaceaUy *■* ***** ramble I bad heard befor
all the splendid, rdtagteg thin«s of tiie! superior to what he bad charged.   And
vou
for aa  appreciable  topse of time
Ernest's    voice    continued    to    rto-r
spirit. Here life waa clean, noble, snd
sllve I was in toach witb great souls
who exalted fle*h aad spirit xnor doi-
tars and cents, aad to whom tbe thin
wall of the starred shim child meant
more thsa all the pomp and circumstance of commercial expansion snd
world empire. An sb-rut me were
noblenes* of purpoae aad heroism of
effort, sad my days sad nights were
sunshine snd starahtne, all are and
dew, with before my eye*, ever burning  and   blazing,    the    Holy  Grail,
long-suffering and maltreated but to be
rescued and raved st the last."
Aa before 1 bad seea blm transfigured, so now  be stood   transfigured
I remembered wbat he had told me
that no indictmeat of their morality
i-ooid shake them. However. I could
see thst the boldness of bis tonguage
had affected altos Brentwood. She
wsa looking worried and apprehensive.
Erneat began by deacribing the
srmy of revolution, aad aa he gar* the
figures of its strength (the votes east
ia the various countries), the assemblage began to grow restless. Concern showed in their faces, aad I not
Chftot'* own Grail, the warm human, iced a tightening of Una   At last the
feSge of battle bad besa thrown down.
He deBcribed the international organization of tbe socialists tbat united
the motion and a half in the United
before me. Hto brows were bright States with *aettwro**^.**hre*e melons
with the divtn*. that ws* In hlm. asd
brighter yet shone his eyes bom the
aridst of the radiance that seemed to
envelop him ss a mantle. But tho
others did not see this radiance, and
I assuiaed thst ft was due to tbe
tear* of Joy aad l-r > that dimmed my
vision. At sny rata, Mr. Wtckson,
who sat behind me, wss unaffected, for
I beard him -sneer stood, "Utopian."
Ernest went on to bis rise In society,
tin st tost ha easM fa touch wtth
member* of tbe upper classes, snd rubbed shoulders with the men who sat
ia the high plsces. Then csme hto dto-
Iliuskmroent, snd tato dtelllualonment
he described In terms that did not
flatter bis Audience. Ha waa surprised
st tl-e commonness of taa clay. life
proved not to be fine aad grsdons. He
wss appalled by the sstitobne** be encountered, and what bad surprised
him even more thaa that wss tbe absence of intalleetaal life. Freeh
from hto revolutionists, h« was
shocked by tbe Intellectaal stupidity
of tb* master elsss. And then, m
spite of their magnificent cbnrcbes
sad well-paid prsachars, ha had found
tha masters, men aad woman, grossly
mstertol. It wss true that tbey prattled sweet little Meal* sad desr little
and s half In the1 rest of tbe world
"Soeh an army of revolution." be
ssid. "twenty-five millions strong, to
a thing to make rulers sad rating
classes pause and consider. Tha cry
of this army to: 'No quarter! We
want all tbat yoa possera. We will
be content with nothing teas than all
that you possess. Wje want la oar
hands the reins of power sad the destiny of mankind. Hare sre onr hands.
Tbey sre strong hands. Wa are going to toko your governments, yonr
palaces, and sll your purpled ease
away from yon, sad in thst day yon
shall work fbr yonr bread even ss
tbe peaasat in the field or the starved
and runty clerk in year metropoHses.
Here are onr bands. They sre strong
hands!"
Aad as he spoke be extended from
hi* splendid shoulders hto two great
arms, snd ths horseshoer's bonds were
clutching the sir like eagle's talons.
He wss the spirit of regnant labor ss
he stood there, bis hands ontreacblng
to rend and crush hto sudlence. I
was aware of a faintly perceptible
shrinking on the psrt of the listeners
before this figure of revolution, concrete, potential, and menacing. That
is, the women shrank, and fear was
fn their faces.   Not so with tbe num.
moralities, but la spite of their prat- They were of tbe active rich, snd not
tie tbe dominant bay of the life they
lived wss mstortertotle. And they
were without real faorallty—for in-
stan'ie, that which Chftot bad preached but wbich wss ao longer preached.
"1 met men," bs said, "who invoked
the name oi taa Prtees of Peace In
their diatribes sgarast wsr, snd who
out rifle* In th* hand* of Pinkertons with which to shoot dows strikers In their owa fBctortos. I met
men incoherent with fadlgnstion at tbe
brutality of prize-fighting, and who, st
the ram* time, wsrs parties to tbe
adulteration of food that killed each
year more babss than even red-
hsnded Herod hsd kiltod.
"Thi* delicate, aristocratlc-festured
tbe Idle, and tbey were tighter*. A
low, throaty rumble arose, lingered on
the air s moment, and ceased. It was
tbe forerunner of tha snarl, and I ws*
to hear it many time* that night—
the token of the brute in msn, the
earnest of his primitive passions. And
they wore unconscious that tbey bad
msde this sound. It wss ths growl
of the psck, mouthed by the pack, and
mouthed In an unconsciousness. And
In thst moment, ss I ssw the harshness
form in their faces sad ssw the flght-
light flashing in their eyss, I realised
thst not easily would they let their
lordship of the world be wrested from
them.
Erneat proceeded  with hto stuck.
sad a dosea mea war* oa tbelr feet
clamoring for recognition from Co!
one! Vsa Gilbert I noticed Mis-
Brentwood's shoulders move oonvnto
lvely, aad for the moment I wss an
gry, for I thongfat tbat she was laugh
ing at Ernest. Aad thsa I dtoeov
end that it was aot laughter, bat
hysteria. She was appalled by wbat
abe bad done tn bringing this fire
brand before her blessed PMlomath
Club.
Colonel Van Gilbert did not notice
the dozen mea, witb paasion-wrougbt
laces, who strove to got permission
from Um to speak. Hto own face
was paaaion-w-roaght He sprang to
bis feet, waving hto arms, snd for a
moment could utter oaly incoherent
■ound*. Than speech poured from
bim. But it wss not the speech of
s one-bundreni thousand dollar lawyer,
nor waa the rhetoric old-fashioned.
"Fallacy upon fallacy!" he cried,
"never in my life hsve I heard so
many fallacies uttered In one abort
hoar. And besides, young man, I must
teU yon that you have aaid nothing
aew. I learned ail that st college
before you were born. Jean Jacques
Bofjsseau enunciated yonr socialistic
-theory nearly two centuries ago. A
return to the soil, forsooth!    Rever
cause the antagonist bra become on
bearable aad really menacing, for tb*
o-raersbip of property around which
any master etoas mast build its forts
makes pottrooas of as alt The free
ravage fears ratty-/or bis bide; modern
man for hie own or his master's property.
Thank* to the Marxian raaool tt ha*
long since beea underttood that the
laultoctaal activity cf any period wm
be dominated by tbe method* of wealth
rrodoction prevalent at that time, snd
we should be surprised tb flnd It otber-
erwtae today. Tbe master class spot-
octot nmt defend tn all branches of
•Hence the ownership of tbe means of
SECRETARIAL.
AH sarato that tat-rad running can
ihmXitm la the next Hominlon eleclkms
"tad better be g-rttlng busy on the to
ter*- Itota. Although ao laUmatloa of
tbe exact time of the election* can be
g-n-aaed from th* capitalist press, all
ar* agreed that it will come eloag
s-a-n year. & C. comrade* have bat
six weaks to get name* oo tbe list before tt to suspended for th* November Court of Rerision aad If the elections com* off befor* aest Msy, all
who have not registered before the
Xo-reinber Coart of tovteloB Sits will
aot be eligible to vote.   Nuf aad,
Attention of literature agents ta
drawn to tb* fact that there axe still
?« copies of THE IRON HEEL In
stock, and sre waat the money. The
fe«ok is good, both outside and inside.
sad -r-trail* readily at fl.££. Vsncou-
rer Local bas dtapcaed of ten wit boo t
aay particular effort, thirteen hare
been sold oa the streets. Local Fer
ato haa tost ordered three. Winnipeg
two. aad N'akusp has tost ord*r*d a
etogl* copy to try the affect. Order •
aarrpl* copy aad try It at the pro-
pagaada meetings
The tars* amount credit*-* to the
rrori*-t* from bwBdte* ia thi* week's
•tatemest ta do* to taa fact that Lo
cal Calgary came Uu-oagb with tV,
arrears. They are having aa uphill
tight against economic coaditiooa.
with tha addittonal haadtesp that
meat of their beat workou bar* bras
forced to leave to aearrh of the *lo*
sive Job Thos* that ar* taft sr* th*
stickers who sre always at it
It win be noticed that Cam. Caeeldy
has BUrted to turn in th* *ub*.. M
worth asd a beadto order of ll JS for
the three montha (being two days'
work In Victoria,) to act bad- Comradea are roqaeatad to turn all tbe
•ub* hto way they eaa. as be gat. a
small commission oa each that helps
ont on tb* hay aad oat* problem
Oa Sunday. Sept lath, he exp*ct*
to be in Port Alberni. where tbe recently organized local baa bran potting up a howl for speaker*.
While r* ar* on thi* subiect. don't
forget to tarn tn the money for ******
coming payment on the cycle. We
have only ISO more to pay. and tb*
aooeer we get it the better we will
feel. Com Caaeldy haa beam supplied
with    monthly    report    sheet*   from
- .<«i„rtiA,n mm m   u.wm i. -. .*.   m —   which Gas eBeacy of tbta meat.* of
rr^ilsrjtoB as »» bara ft st taa aaaa. jf*--^   „.   -be   movement will be
sion!   Onr biology teaches the absurd- *•**• 00t **** ownership, has produced
gentlemsa was s dummy director snd: He sceonntod for the/ existence of the
a tool of corporations thst secretly
robbed widows snd orphans. Thlsgen-
tlerosn, who callectad Una editions snd
wss s pstroa of literature, paid black*
mall to a assvy-Jowied, btoch-browed
boss of s municipal mscWne. This
editor, who pahtlsbed patent medicine
advertisements, caltod me s scoundrel-
ly dssnagogoa bseaass I dared him to
jlrint in Ms papsr th* truth about
patent medicines. This man, talk
tea* soberly aad aareestly about tbe
-"Mantle* of idsaltom sad the goodness
of God, hsd laat b**tray*d hi* comrades in s baalnass dssl. This msn, a
pillar of tha church snd heavy con-
tributor to forsiga missions, worked
hto shop girls.IM hoars a day on s
atarvstloa wags and thereby directly
enconraged vr**^*,- £"'""•-"•
Who endowed dfcatri » univeraltles
aad ersctad magnlflerai ihapels, per
•Hired bimaclf la €***ats of tow over
dollar* s«d esata. JPWs rsilrosd mag-
nate broaa bis **** tjtjhj^***.*
a gentlmaa, and **&*****». *>***
be xratHtm a sawat<**-***. ****>
Mantad atanr fMKsrat rebates. This
55K waTta* teal aad th* slave.
million and s half of revolutionists is
ity of it It bas been truly said that
a little learning te a dangtraos thing,
and yon have exemplified it tonight
with yonr madcap theories. Fallacy
upon fallacy! I was never ao nauseated in my Ufa with overplus of fallacy. That for your immature gen-
erallations and childish reaaonlngs!"
He snapped his Angers contemptuously snd proceeded to sit down.
Thera were Ilp-ezclsmatlons of approval on ths psrt of tbe women, aad
hoarser notes of confirmation cans
from the men. As for the doaen men
who were clamoring for tbe floor, half
of tbem began speaking at once. The
confusion and babel was Indescribable
Never bad MraFertonwaithe's spacious
walls beheld sucb a spectacle. These,
then, were the cool captains of industry and Lords of society, these snarling, growling savages in evening
clothe*. Truly Braest hsd shaken
them when he stretched out hto hands
for their money-bsgs, hto hand* tbat
had appeared tn tbelr eye* a* th*
band* of tbe fifteen hundred thousand
revolutionists.
Bat Erneat never lost bis head in
s situation. Bator* Colonel Van Gil*
bert had succeeded In sitting down.
Ernest wss on hto feat sad hsd sprung
forward.
"On* at s time!" bs roared at tbem.
Tbs sound srose from hto great
lnags sad dotnlaated tha buman tamp*
rat By *beer coraantoion of person-
slity ha commanded silence.
"One st a Ufa*," he repealed softly.
Let ma snswer Colonel Vsn Gilbert.
the United state, by charging the capi- */*rj£* *£.'.?a%lf r-Se-SSre9
talist class with having mismanaged " ■****-»"* *** ** * ***•• remember,
society.    He sketched ths economic
condition of the cavo-man sad of ths
savage people* of to-day, pointing ont
that they possessed neither tools nor
machines, and possessed only a nst-
Thls is not s
No mass-plays here,
football flsld.
"As for you." hs want on, turning
toward CoIomI Vsa Gilbert, "yoa hsvs
replied to nothing I have ssid.   Ton
ural efficiency of on* Is  P«>duct**igr;$*™J^
power.   Then he traced tbs develop- ao*m**e -M-wrtiOBB sbont my mental
ment of machinery aad soctol organization so thst to-day tbs producing
power of civilized man wss s thousand times greater thaa that of the
■avage.
"Five roes," he said, "can produce
bread for a thousand. One" man can
produce cotton cloth for two hundred
snd fifty people, woollens for tbree
bnudred, and boots and shoes for a
thousand. One would conclude from
this that under a capable management of socitty modern civilised man
would be a great deal better off than
the cave-man. But to he? Let us
see. ln the United State* today there
are fifteen million people living in
poverty; snd by poverty I* meant thst
condition in life in which, through Isck
of food snd sdequste shelter, ths mere
eat time. He must aa* every weapon
to defend his ouster's position. A
dominant ruling class will quit* naturally look to retain that enviable position as long as possible, win come in
time to regard it a* heaven directed
and blessed, and as* school of thought
rising under its influence will quite
nstaraOy reflect that desire. An the
play cf Ueologksl force* win be
brought forward la defence of the plan
derers, for •ine*. the present railing
elsss tlve* by plunder we shall find Its
sr-ologtots measuring all things to
term* of Blonder.
Although equipped today with scientific knowledge of astounding profundity, although masters of ao many
natural force*, although heir* to power Olympian Jove never dreamed of.
still their class position ss plunderers
compels them to distort the most obvious scientific truths tn -defense of
the conttnuetion of the appropriation
of that plunder.
Good reaaon then ror the fearful
muddle tbey sre making of this so
called woman question. What hope
to look for light oa the subject from
tbe brains of tbe bourgeois, who still
measures woman on the plunder basis*
How expect anything bnt confusion
worse confounded from a class whose
very position mskes them In oo*
breath affirm and deny tbat man is
the product of his environment! "Lazl
guaged. Tbey will be published as
received for th* Information of tb*?
party. aad it is ap to th* members snd
mpr-orter* on the Island to make the
•bowing •• encouraging sad creditable
as poaaibta.
Com. Baatr. late of Kaaanaakto.
Alta, has Jumped off tn Fort George
B. C, and writes for a copy of the
"Critique of Political ICconomy"" as bi*
premium for sending In IIS worth of
•ab*. The book has been forwarded,
snd he starts sfter the next oae with
s dollar to the good. Com. Goodwin
of Cumberland hss bean sent copte*
of Kautsky's "Ethics" sad ""Clara
Struggle"" Com. Greet), of Toronto,
has ordered s copy of The Worker*
In American History.'' Under the
"Here and Now" column will be found
the name* of those who have earned
th* premium to data.
While the B. C. comradea are fairly
active in sub getting, th* local*, aa
aoch. are not. Some of the locate la
Alta., Sask.. aad Ontario are steady
rustlers—not forgetting Montreal.
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ACREAGE
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Bldg
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ataymoaril-*
STRIKE ON
STAY AWAY
Th* strika is still on at oh.
Qaa«& Mine, Sheep Cr**j-, R
C, also Silvar Dollar. •»!-„,
sretirfed to
late strike is
MKltIB   ENGLAND
■ss*tabf*ra
aasBcr
»ahk.
m.mm,    _J,,•   r,T*t  ***
the slum*.- s bsd heart, not scant
food and despair, a criminal; a filthy
mind, not srim necessity, a prostitute:
s saintly *ouI. not the need to live, a
clergyman."
Unfortunate woman may well aak
to be spared the attention of such
scientists aa theae snd will only flnd
her plsce and some etarlty of vision
upon, not her problems (for she bas
none spsrt from society *• a whole)
but upon her class position, upon her
slavery. In tho Boctollst movement
A. BIDDIW.
REDISTRIBUTION
According to the reports of the cap-
Itslist press the Dominion parliament
will meet in session early nest yesr.
The Nsvsl bill Is not likely to be
brought forward, but a bill for the redistribution of seats. Tbls ta the most
likely move of the soverament. ss thev
will then be sbto to "go to the country" shout tbe Naval bill after having
feathered several new Conservative
nests.
At the last -Dominion election the
Socialists hsd fourteen candidates in
tbe field and polled a total vote of S -
S<5. We should bsve st least thirty
candidates in the Held next election,
as thst is the most favorable time to
do our propaganda aork. A start to
put candldsies In the field snd get up
s campslgn subscription list should
be msde right now.
Below to a list of the districts wbich
were contested snd In ths next issue
of the Clarion I will endeavor to bsve
another list of what seem to be favorable districts. In the meantime there
Is nothing to stop you from putting s
quarter Into a campaign fund for your
district, so a* to get thst f 200 deposit,
A start ta wanted for these districts:
Vancouver, Victoria. Yale-Csriboo, B.
C; Calgary, Edmonton, Macleod,
Alta; Begins, Bask.; Winnipeg, Man.:
Montreal, 8t. Lawrence, Que.; Toronto East, Ottsws. Hamilton Went, Ont.;
Cape Breton South, N. 3.; Inverness.
N. 8.
Forward all monies to the Provincial Secretarte*.       W. WATTS.
caliber. Thst may serve you In your
business, bat you can't talk to me
like tbat. I am aot s workingman,
cap la hsnd, asking you to increase
nc wagss or to protect ms from ths
machine st which I work. You cannot he dogustlc with trurs when you
dssl with ms. Bsve that for dealing
with your wage-stoves. They will not
dare reply to you because yoii hold
their bread and batter, that/ lives.
In your bands.
(To b* Continued.)
A widow of San Francisco, twenty*
one yesrs old, with sn infant son, of-     Have you donated your mite to tbe
fere ber body for medical experiment Federal   Campaign   fund   yet?   Only
in return for a living for herself and "
This to ths kind of incentive
thst Socialism WILL destroy.
The Liberals have s-arted nominating candidates for a provincial election in B. C, We don't see any necessity for sucb s move, but we should
prepare, too.
As sample* of what eaa be done by
collective effort to educational propaganda work Locate Montreal aad
Cumr-ertand are shining tisbto In the
Socialist movement In Canada. Th*
former local ta Isolated from the other
organisation* of thc party by onr
"magnificent distances." and bas to
rely almost entirely on thc material at
hand. That they hava made good to
evident from the -report submitted on
another peg*. Thst hare produced
their own speakera snd good, sound
ones st thst. They hold more *treet
meeting* than does Local Vancouver
No. 1. snd sre raeetvina the comnlf-
ment of petty Interference from th*
police authorities. Sub* com* In a
steady stream.
Local Cumberland to tn s somewhat
analpgou* position. Formed st a time
when the affaire of the party were at
the lowest ebb they bave ever reached (February. 1912). they atoo have
had to rely on their own resources a*
to speaker*, etc. On top of that they
have had to face the task of keeping
their organisation in financial shape
and a steady fire of propaganda in the
face of one of tbe most long-drawn-
out and bitter strikes in tbe history
of Canada It to sa open secret, snd
s splendid compliment to the qusllty
of the membership of the local, thst
the mine-barons would hsve been willing to settle tbe strike if they could
drive these comrades out of the district The steel of which they sre
msde will be refined snd hardened by
the teat to which they are now being
subjected. Thus does capitalism produce Its own grave-digger*.
Comrade* are requested, when sending in money to this oillce, to send it
In money orders or postal notes, or
Dom. Express Co.'s cheques; several
amounts hsve gone amlssing owing to
this precaution being neglected.
An explanation of th* reasons for
the fsllure of the arrangement* for
Com. J. B. Osborne's tour in Alt*, and
the Boundary has reached this office
from Com. Burt E. Anderson, aecre-
tary of tbe Alta. Prov. Bxec. After
all arrangements had been made, the
wires despatched to Com. Osborne,
the Edmonton T. A L. Council decided
thst they could not meet the guarantee
required hy Com, Osborne, which wss
necessarily high owing to thi distance
he would have to travel without a
stop In order to speak on Labor Day.
It has since transpired that Com, Os*
borne did not get all ths telegrams,
owing to hto movements in country
districts In Oregon. It hss mesnt considerable financial loss to him, es he
cancelled hta dates In Montana for th*
purpose ofigolng to Alta,. snd spent
an approc'ilbl* sum on telegrams for
which thsfii was no return.
Th* only shop in B.C. using
UNION-MADE PAPEH
PRINTING
Mail Order* "Receive rTatr.pt
Attention
E. T. KINGSLEY
LABOR TEMPLE
DENTIS
W. J. CURRY
SOI Dominion feuMing
 an
INTERNATIONALISM
VtecoaBt Hove— Yes. ye km.*, the
Bottom ha* dropped oat of haaf of taj
btawsted lavratmeats, ye know ivms
those Metlcaa Mine*. Argentine R H'l
and Oerman Chamfaato."
F. von Dritral—"Doaner! It Im -*■•
same mit me I baf vot you call. Mas-
Chester Indus. B. C. Coal and S A'riras
Gold, ant tbey baf atop too!*
Vtocoont H.-—They teU tne, dor.*
y* know, that tha confounded m»n
hav* stopped working, oat on strike.
y* know. TTsey seem to bsllr **•"
rather starve than work."
F. voa 0.—Dat to* ao! l>r ewers-
menu must make tbem work *,.m-«»»y
perhaps!"
THE WORKING CLASS MUST
STRIKE THE BLOW
You remember Victor Huso's slorT
of tb* devil rut*: how the monster put
forth one tented* after another »d<1
coiled It around hto victim; h«» th'
hero recalled that there wa* but one
vulnerable spot in hi* brute snemr;
how at the strategic moment be siru-*1
a blow at that *pot, and that torribl*
demon of tbe deep shuddered, reltase*
his grasp and red dead
Capitalism I* a monster setxini: tbe
bodjr politic. On* tentacle Is put '"'••>
to grasp the major part of the sarnltKP
of the working claa*; and saother '*>•
seized th* working-woman: »n"thrr
reaches forth to the child; anoth- r h»«
fastened upon   the   government
and
made that the Instrument of the power
ful classes; still soother has turn-"
the p*n of the Journalist Into « weapon
>-y which the injustice of rapli*'ltnl
ta praised snd defended: and still »•"
etbar hss seised the pulpit, s'l.-ni-ed
those who profess to speak for i;'"J
snd msn, or turned their phras--.-* In'0
open apology and defense Id ,ht'
crimes of capiultom.
But there la one vulnerable si«'t 'n
capitalism. If the working clasn of'"''
world can see that snot and strilto in* J
may he free.
The fundamental wrong, tho basic injustice of the capitalist system, I* '"»'
the resources of lend and machln-*''-
to which ALL THE PBOPM* in""1
hsve access. In order to live and lfli'nr-
are owned by tbe few and nn* ,"n
ducted by the few for their i"iv'"'
proflt.
Socialists, follow your cotirso »m!
let the CsnlUlslts talk.
Slavery proper is the ownership °;
men and women for compulsory In'*01
Material   conditions   nave
shaped human thought which resu
In historical events.
way*
It"**!
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