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Sweated Postal Employees. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Sweated Postal Employees. The constant hammering of The Interna tional Socialist has resulted in a discussion in the House of Representatives on the sub juct of sweating in the G.P.O., and a pro mise from the Government that in future no employee of 21 years of age shall receive less than £ 1 10 per year. Labor and Liberal members used the facts as presented by this paper, although they don't appear to have acknowledged the source of their inspiration. This little change does not abolish sweat ing in the G. P.O., though — and don't you forget it ! Public Service Commissioner McLachlan isn't sweated. His salary is £1500 per year— £30 per week, £6 per day, £l per hour, EIGHT SHILLINGS KOIl EVE11Y TWENTY minutes — and he says: 'The payment of Ss per day [to the working-class employees of the ?Commonwealth] would in many cases be excessive and out of proportion to the services rendered.' Hereunder is a list of post-offices (whose chief director is Labor-member Thomas), with the wages PE...
Administrative Council. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Administrative Council. At last meeting of the above, among other ru conmiendatio s made \va3 one to theeilectthut simultiuie'-us anti-military demonstmtions be held under S.F.A. auspices in .Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Broken Hill, iind any other centres, on Sundav. Nov. '27. Adelaide notifies that comrades Moyli! and Lting Jrid-re have been elected us National Kxeeutive. members.
Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Victoria. The Victorian party is in deep waters fi nancially, and is making a special effort to raise money by means of a shilling subscrip tion. Seven hundred shillings are wanted, and it is urged that 'he gives twice who gives quickly.' ' Last Socialist contains a line poem, ' Two Worlds,' by Bernard O'Dowd. A recent donation to the library from Comrade Layley included thirteen well bound recent American volumes on psychic phenomena.' With Tom Mottram (president) in the chair, the Hawthorn Socialist. Club held a pleasant social on Saturday evening. The event of the evening was a presentation to ' Dogmatist.' It took the form of a beauti fully-bound and prettily inscribed volume of his own valuable work on ??' rJ he Materialist Conception of History ' and also a silver mounted pipe. The chairman ably did the honors, and his tribute was endorsed by Comrades F. Katz and R. S. Ross. '? Dog matist ' replied in terms of appreciation, and with weighty words on the Socialist movement in A...
Broken Hill" Justice." [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Broken Hill 'Justice.' A kkw days ago the Sydney dailies con tained a brief wire from Broken Hill to the effect that a prominent Socialist, George Dale, had been fined £o for indecent lan guage. Only that — nothing more. Barrier Daily Truth, -of Nov. 4, prints disclosures which are simply astounding Truth contains the following, in addition to a comprehensive report of the police court proceedings: POLICE v. THE PEOPLE. CKA.NK TKLLSCiKORtiK DALKTO ' tiKTTO HKLL.' K1XKS HIM £o KOK NOT CJOINCi. AN O15TKAUKOUS DECISION.' 'Crane, porter-gaff swaddy Registrar of Dogs, ex-President of a Kennel Club, at present acting D.S.M. in Broken Hill, ad judicated in what was practically his own case yesterday, and handed down a decision that out-Hcrods Herod. The case arose out of an altercation, in which the pom pous Crane was implicated, and this tyrannous upstart had the impudence to sit on the Bench, persistently refuse to give evidence, and impose a fine of £5 on Mr Dale. 'At the outset this do...
The Industrial Tangle in S.A. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
The Industrial Tangle in S.A. — * — HV ICONOCLAST. Tub many object lessons which the U.L.U. has given recently in working-class solidar ity have apparently taken effect in the ranks of sectional unionism. ? On Monday last the blacksmiths and boilermakers' assistants inAdelaide andGaw ler struck for a minimum wage of Ss per day. Before evening three firms in Adelaide con ceded the strikers' -demands, but at Gawler the men are still out, and the trouble is spreading. The officialdom of the Union Mortuary and of sectionalism'' arc .showing how true their unionism really is not. Individually they are wearing broad smiles and quietly crowing because the members of the U.L.U. did not get all they asked for during the Rundle-street trouble; but they are too short-sighted to sec that trie rank and file are becoming sick and tired of such a useless body, and that they themselves, although against Industrial Unionism, are helping by their stupid methods to show the worker that it is the way t...
Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Answers to Correspondents. S.K., Adelaide- — Thanks for . photos. Com plaint re non-delivery. of. paper. attended to. A.U., Brisbane.— Letter and remittance received. Thanks. J.C., Melbourne. — Writing. S.J.B.yChildors.— Thanks. E.A.G.-,Tanunda. — Subs. received. Thanks. In next issue we shall print 'A Dream,' by .KalendiU-man, translated from the Ger man by.O. \Y. Jorgenson; a special article on Genius and Madness, by J. Blunienthal ; In Vindication of Joseph McCabe, by P. Montgomery; Something More about .Sweat ing in Melbourne Boot Factories, 'by A Clicker;. Some Anarchists, by Rationalist etc. Owing to space pressure, we arc compelled to omit balance -of interview with Peter Howling, Trail of Blood, Barrier Notes, etc. ?A word of praise to Claude Thomson of Harrier Daily Truth 'lor his vigorous and determined light, against the brutal police methods that have recently disgraced this Barrier, especially in the matter of the vin dictive arrests of members of the working class here...
A Blood-Red Page! Men of Chicago Murdered by Capitalism. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
A Blood-Red Page ! -v — Men of 'Chicago Murdered by Capitalism. HY II. K. HOLLAND. ; 'Twos .the (lemi-goilH of Liberty dyed Freedom's ?banner red. _j, Lrsi.ik Oxalic morning of November 11,; 18K7, .in. the city of Chicago, four men woitt lightly and fearlessly to their death on 'the grim scaffold erected for them at the dictates of the niline class of America. They were Albert. R. Parsons, August Spies, George Engel, and Adolf Fischer. The scaff old was built for five ; but one — Louis Lingg, a boy of 22 years — oheated the murderers the night be fore by exploding a dynamite car tridge in his mouth. While the car penters hammered away at their work of scaffold-building on the night of November 10, Albert Par sons;spent'the hours singing 'An- nie 'Laurie; ' and on Nov. 11, as he1 went unafraid to his doom, his final message .was : ' ' Let the voice of the, peqple.be heard. ' Fischer was but 24^ years of age ; life -for him was only; beginning; yet he mounted the scaf fold with elasti...
A Column of Clippings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
A Column of Clippings, j .Povkiity is the tribute which the. workers pay for ignorance and prejudice. — Socialist View, Clanton, Ala. The Emporia Gazette thinks if Mr. Taft caught Ballinger stealing his cotv he would blame the cow. — Los Angeles Herald. Still, it must be conceded that taking land from the Indians is one of the oldest of American institutions. — New York Evm huj Mail. Kaiser Wilheim of Germany has ordered removed from his estate at Corfu the statue of Heinrich Heine, whom he dislikes. It is a wonder the statue did not move itself after the recent attempts at poetry made by the kaiser. — New York Call. ' Work hard,' said the beekeeper, ' and consume less than you produce, and I will provide a system of boxes to store your honey in — forme.' 'Work hard,' said the monopolists, ' anil save part of your earnings, and we will provide a system of banks to keep your money safe — for us.' — Boltox Hall, in Puck. The trouble with the opposition to Socialism in this country is ...
Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Sydney Jottings. 'Tuesday last was the second anniversary of the death of comrade C. Anderson, of Alexandria. ? Next Monday evening, .1. H. Wilson speaks before the University Socialist Club on Revolutionary Socialism. ': On Sunday evening last a very large po liceman with an exagerated idea of things — himself in particular— persisted in ordering the. Socialist meeting in Goulburn-streot to closedown — ' because they were not preach ing' religion.' This matter will be dealt with iii next issue. The Domain meeting on Sun lay was very largely attended, Price's speech being the spe cial feature. Walsh presided, and Holland also spoke. The meeting was by far the largest of any held in the Domain that day. Every available copy of Tiik Ixtkrxatioxal Social ist was bought up. At next Sunday's Domain meeting com memoration speeches in connection with the murder of the Chicago Martyrs will be de livered. Hirst, Walsh, and Rutherford spoke to a line crowd at Martin Place on Sunday night. ? S...
Jones's Boy. II. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
Jones's Boy. HY Sl'OKKSHAVK. ll'. 'Say, ])a, what is [that big place over there?' asked the inquisitive buy, as he was taking a walk out on Sunday afternuon. ' That is the central prison, my son.' ' What is it for, pa?' ' Oil, for putting, bad people in: thieves and such.'. ' What are thieves, pa?' ' A thief is a man who takes things that belong to other people.' 'Oh. yes, I know now. When Bill Fisher went into .Mr. Shortwcight's. grocery store and bought some things, and then when Mr. Shortweight was not looking, put a whole lot oFother things in his basket, they said he was a thief. He was sent to prison, wasn't lie, pa?' ' ' Yes, my son. Everybody said it served him right, too.'.' ' No, not everybody, pa. I heard one man say that the judge should have consid ered that Hill's wife was sick, ai.d he hadn't any money except what, he had just paid the ?grocer, and had no work, and that the things he stole were just what his wife and baby needed. Me said the jury should- be st rung up...
S.F.A. News & Notes. South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
S.F.A. News & Notes. South Australia. r.Y n.s.f. Tiik meetings uf the Party continue, to attract large and interested audiences. On Sunday evening last Comrade Moyle gave an instructive and interesting address on Socialism versus Caoitalism. On Sunday, 13th inst., the party is having a drag picnic to National Park, Belair. Tickets, 3s-, can be pui chased from members of the Party. Meetings are held in the Socialist Party Hall, Waketield-strcet, on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.— 4.11.10. E. A. Giffney writes from Rowland's Flat: We held a very successful open air meeting Saturday night, Oct. 23rd, at Ta nunda. Swindley, Copping, Murphy, and 1 being among the speakers, with an audi ence of loO, tin's being a real large meeting for Tanunda. From 8 p.m. till. 11.35, the audience paid close attention throughout, the last half hour being brisk with questions. Papers aiul pamphlets sold out in quick order. Heard one of the audience say: 'Once' a man reads Tiik Intkkxatiox...
The International Congress. Resolution and Discussion on Armaments. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 12 November 1910
The International Congress. AISHIIKJEI) |.-|«)M ' .ICSTICI-;.'' Resolution and Discussion on Armaments. [ Tiik next business was the report from No. j JIT. Commission on Arbitration and Dis i armament, as follows : — ' The _ Congress declares that the arma - ments of the nations have alarmingly in creased during recent years in suite of thn peace congresses and the protestations of peaceful intention on the part of Govern ments. Particularly does this apply to the general movements of the Governments to increase the naval armament, the latest phase of which is the construction of Dreadnoughts.' This policy leads not only to an insane waste of national re sources for unproductive purposes, and therefore to the curtailment of means for the realisation of necessary social reforms in the- interests of the working class, but it also threatens all nations with financial ruin and exhaustion through the insupport able burdens of indirect taxation. 'These armaments have quite recently I, end...
Books, Magazines, and Papers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 19 November 1910
Books, Magazines, and Papers, f; Tin-: Adventures of Smiling Sam.' U a! hook o! so.ne 150 pages, by Dick Thome K \ I lie Barman '-).t It consists of eleven short stories, most of which ori-inally ap peared in Holwak Clipper. Neatly piv.d'iic'jd Smiling Sam' is a book von rain:m,t . .. good laugh out, of. It is written to some extent after the style of Steele Rudd's ' On our Selection ' series, and some of the ludicrous situations in which Sam figures are extremely intere3ting. The search for the bees' nest that didn't exist, in the course of which Sam leads a credulous group ot sott-heads by devious ways through the *r»w.. ».„.,.-, lasin.uuan I.IUSI1, IS Highly ?silli- gestive of .Jjni McGowen and William Arthur Holman leading the N.S.W. work ers over the ston- hills of Opportunism, through the scrub and tangle of capitalistic 1 ar lamentarianism, by the stagnant waters ol.class-doin mated. Arbitration, in search of a political mare's nest. ' The Adventures ot binding Sam ' ispublis...
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 19 November 1910
France. * The Chamber of Deputies has voted con fidence in reconstructed Fisher-like Ministry by 2!)(i to 20!). IJriand declared that strikes' .were to be forbidden, and said that ' in the event o.f a strike of the public and kindred services endangering national life, the Gov ernment MUST SUMMON TKK MB.\ TO THE COLORS.'
Britain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 19 November 1910
Britain. Meetings of unionists in Glamorganshire have been dispersed by Hussars. Three bund !;ed additional' infantry were despatched to Newport and Cardiff. ' ( Assassin Asquith sent 800 police into Glamorganshire, South Wales, to bludgeon the coal strikers, and also declared that the Government would not hesitate to use any force; necessary to suppress lawlessness and prevent and punish violence ' — but not on the part of the owners. One 'of the Welsh strikers has died as a result of being bludgeoned by the police. ^ The Welsh -coal strike committee has ncti neu me government tnat bloodshed is -.in- evitable unless the blacklegs are withdrawn. Edinburgh SoatUiM (S.L.P.) says: 'The S..F.A. is to be congratulated on the decisions of its third conference.''' The Social Democratic Party has issued a manifesto which places in juxtaposition the action of the French Premier (M. Briand) in summoning reservists to suppress the rail way strike, and. the employment of the mili tary by the Go...
He Had Not Where to Lay His Head [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 19 November 1910
He Had Not Where to Lay His Head UV UAIIU'M. In a recent issue of ft. M. Jicrabl, there appeared a par. intimating thai the house of his Grace. Archbishop Wright, at Woolloomooloo — no. beg pardon, at Randwick. hail been sold, and a new residence had been bought for his Grace at Waterloo no, no, at Darling Point, on the shores of ' our' beautiful harbor, at a cost of £0,7f-(- ! (Reads like lirst prize in one of TaUers;ill's special sweeps, doesn't it ?) His- GJ race's new home, says the Hc-wld, ' is .sur rounded by '1% acres of .uardens and lawns, and will provide a quiet re treat for study and relaxation/ ' Re laxation ! How his Grace must need relaxation after driving home in a modern £U(X.) motorcar, after a strenuous day's toil involving an exciting tug- of- war with liis brothcr bishops ? and fellow-preachers and subordinates as to whether parson men might wear swimming costumes, or embroidery on thi-ir trousers, or 'hot' socks, or loud vests, or any other old thing thi't doesi...
Russia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 19 November 1910
Russia. Hie Social- Democratic organ of Lettland, Mhnu (The Struggle), in publishing it Hundredth number, gives a summary of in teresting events in . the Baltic Provinces. -.lav Zihna, although' printed in secret, has siMiictimes reached a ciiculation of 10,000 copies, which quite covered the total eost« ot. the secret printing press (about 1,200 roubles a month). As it has lately been impossible to, print the paper in Russia, it is now being published in Brussels. The secret printing of the. Zihna has led to ac tHi'iis against thirty-four comrades, both men and women, who, collectively, spent fifty- three years in prison before trial. Fourteen were then sentenced to banish ment to Siberia, eight to fifteen years' penal servitude. One of them, Emma Aunin, died of consumption in prison, while another, Hilda Hitter, was shot by a sentry. These things are characteristic of the path of ?suffering along which the Xihna has travelled.