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Monthly Concert. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
Monthly Concert. T^he monthly ccncert at Marx ! Hall, on Sunday last, was a most enjoyable affair, the public rolling up in great force, M rs. Christen sen opened the programme with selections on the Harp-Zither, viz : Tyrolienne, Swinging, ' The ; Carnival of Venice.' and ' Cujas Aneman.' The Glee Club fol lowed with ' The Meeting of the Watera ' ; Miss McDermott recited ' I he Slave's Dream ' ; Miss Katie Orlovich rendered ' - oftly ye Night Winds Sighing,' and was encored ; Mr. Hunter followed with ' Terence s Farewell ' ; Miss Barlow Bang a charming little ballad entitled, 'Asthore'; Mr. Gallagher rendered ' The Death of Nelson,' followed by Mrs Drake with '* Juanita,' a song of Spain. The Glee Club furnished another part song, conc'uding the first part of the programme. Comrade Neill opened the second part with an instructive lecturette, entitled ' State Interference,' The Glee Club followed with ' Oh) Dearj What Can the Matter Be' Miss Hickman, in a charming little ballad; tol...
KERNELS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
? KERNELS. I Garters' nnionists have been ' done ' by the crowd leading t bem in connection with the late Con ference. At a previous Conference, 60 hoars a week, with a minimum of £2 2s., was agreed. to. Recently the masters deemed it advisable to withdraw from that agreement, and offered fresh terms — any hours a week, start when the bosses please, and 38s. wages. Fakir Haghes is the ' leader ' of the carters — which explains pretty well ever y- thini;. In the Assembly last week Dan O'Connor said : ' The head of the Labor Bnrean is the biggest im poster in this country, absolutely I eay it. I mean that diabolical crea ture called Sehey.'. later on, when Sohey's name was men tioned, Daniel interjected, ' A most unscrupulous ruffian.' No excuse should be taken as a reason for al lowing this matter to pass un noticed. If the charge is trne Schey should be removed from hi* responsible position; if it isn't, O'Connor should be fired out of the Astsasbly foil ^ith. . Railway Commissioner...
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
General Executive. I The weekly meeting was held in Marx HaH on Monday night September 2. 'Present: Comrades Carson, Batbo, Rumeisen, Holland, Isaacs, Thomson, and Seo.Moroney. Rumeisen in chair. It was decided to hold a special meeting in. Domain on Sunday next : To protest against the Compulsory Arbitration Bill. Sug gestions from Waterloo Branch, to consider the advisability of having photos, taken of the Six Candi dates for the Federal Senate, in commemoration of the entrance into politics of S.L.P., and the holding of an Annual Socialist Picnio will be considered at next aa eating The weekly balanoe sheet of Thi People and Printery was read, and showed an improve ment in the position of the busi ness. A quantity of other routing business was transacted, and then adjourned to Monday, September 9bh. Comrade MorriBh sent an apology for non-attendanoe.— G Isaacs, Minute Pec.
AT CAPITAL'S CAPITOL [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
AT CAPITAL'S CAPITOL I The Federal Parliament has been sitting for quite a number of months, and has at v last suooeeded in concluding a weighty piece of work, whioh it is ,, hoped will prove satisfactory to the sweated male and female workers of the various Sta'es. The Federal Flag has been designed 1 And it is hereby de creed by a patriotic Gov. that the nation be graciously permitted to indulge in a thrill of joy — whisky or beer optional— accompanied by a very large -siied whoop ; for who will now be unpatriotic enough or disloyal enongh to grumble about bad laws and their effeots -about starving women and children— while the glorious Federal banner unfolds its majestio bunting to catoh the *ragraut breezes of this free country — where women make trousers for 4|d and 5£d a pair, to be sold at a profit by Senator Sir Frederick Sargood and Sir A illiam McMillan, M.H.R. We've got that flag, and the country's saved. Fact. On Saturday last, Ministers were to sit 'all day and far into...
PERPLEXED FEDERAL PHILOSOPHERS. RIDING ROUGHSHOD OVER THE CONSTITUTION. TO DODGE DIRECT TAXATION. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
PERPLEXED FEDERAL i PHILOSOPHERS. I RIDING ROUGHSHOD OVER THE CONSTITUTION. TO DODGE DIRECT TAXA , TION. Clause 114 of tbe Common wealth Enabling Act deolares : A State ahall not, without the con sent of the Parliament of the Com monwealth, .... impose 'any tax on property of any kind be longing to the Commonwealth, nor shall the Commonwealth impose any tax on property of any kind belonging to a State. ? W ben the Federal Election Cam paign was being fought, this was made one of the catchy stock cries of the apologists for the bungled Constitution, and it was pointed out that ' State Rights ' would be guarded by the fact ithat goods im ported for Government use by any of the States would not be subject to Federal. Customs Duties. Now, Mr. Barton's Government fearful of facing the inevitable couaeqaencieB of thetr own criminal plotting to get the Bill accepted, and their administrative incapability since the birth of the Common wealth — are out to make a bold and desperate move to su...
SELF CONFESSED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
? ? , SELF CONFESSED. He is seldom heard from now. Heonoe called himself a ' Socialist.' He is a 'great' orator — so are many others. The following dip ping is culled from that careful example of back blocks journalism, run by Holman, '/The Grenfell VejJette,'' from an article on anonymous journalism. Comment is superfluous : the ' picture speaks for itself':— ' ' The politician cannot deliver a speech from behind a screen. If his public declarations are unscru pulous, deviating from his recog nised principles, the full brunt of those deviations must be borne by him. If hiB statements are wilful lies, the infamy of the lie can be sheeted home to him If he has taken money for lying and for be traying his former beliefs, he does the dirty work he is paid for in the public eye, and all men are free to know and comment on his actions. From his actions his motives can generally ? be dt dncecL Tbe mau who has paid one thing to-day and another thing six months ago does so always at the ris...
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
Personal. 1 Will Mr. P. Nigro please call at Thb People office for parcel. Sleath, as a moralist, is enough to turn even Toby Barton's appetite. Carrutheis : ' The next principle is the eood character of tke men. We do not want criminals amongst our workers — we want honest men.' Now, what if that principle were enforoed against t£ie lawyer brigade, . to whioh Carruthers belongs ? Would it be possible to find an honest man in ihe orowd ? Sleath : ' Suppose a man has a bad character, are he and his wife and children going to be allowed to starve P' It took a' polioe court, though, to oonvince Sleath that his own wife and children should not be allowed to starve. When workers vote to return men like Sleath* to Parliament they stultify not only themselves, but the whole working class of the colony.
Members Reunion. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
Members Reunion. 1 Last Friday night Marx Hall was crowded to its utmost limit with an assembly of members and supporters of the movement called together by invitation. Mr. A. ' Thomson delivered a spirited ad dress, appealing to the members to throw their energies into the move ment, and to build up a strong and vigorous organisation. e showed in what manner members could be i active and assist in the work neces- | sary to be carried out. At the conolnsion of Mr. Thom son's address refreshments were served This is the Bret Reunion the League has held, and it is to be hoped will have good resnlts. Several items of music were con I tributed. Mr. W. Hunter sang ' The Romany La b.' Miss Gillies sang a pretty bal ad, for which she was encored, and responded with ' The Island of Dreams.' The item on the Harp-Zither, by Mrs. Christensen, was much enjoyed by the audience. Dancing was con tinued till 11.15, when the assembly dispersed, after a most enjoyable evening.
SWEATED BOOT-MAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
SWEATED BOOT. MAKERS. Thb Clickers in the Boot Trade are organising to better the con ditions nnder whioh they work. At the present time the highest rate paid to dickers is £2 per week, and some men are being paid as low as £1. It has also been as serted that a minimum of 12s 6d is paid to the lower-grade men. The People wishes the cliokers success in their e£fo- ts to organise.
AN INTERLUDE. AT THE LABOR COUNCIL. "SOCIALISTS IN THE PAY OF CAPITALISTS." [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
AN INTERLUDE. j I AT THB LABOR COUNCIL. « SOCIALISTS IS THE PAY OF CAPITALISTS.' I The weekly gathering of the j Sydney Labor Courioil was. dis turbed a little last week over a letter received from the Hotel Clnb and Restaurant Employees Union, protesting at— or to nse their own words, 'disapproving' of— the ne glect of the bogus ' Labor ' party to attend a deputation to the Min- ' ? later for Labor. ? Mr. Dierks said the union had H written to Mr. McGowen, asking ? that some of his party be present . with the union delegates to urge an amendment of the Early Closing 'H Act in tbe interest of workers in ? hotels and clubs, some of whom B worked 100 hours a week. N. ne 9 of them attended, or sent any B apology or reason for their absence, fl He asked was it because Mr. Power, -1 the ' Labor ' member for I ang, fl was a member of the party and 'I President of the Licensed Victual s' lers' Association, and was opposed fl to any amendment p This gentle 9 man had also, headed m depa'atio...
Compulsory Arbitration Logic. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
Compulsory Arbitration Logic. Thi People stands alone in Aus tralia as the only definite and fear le^B journalistic advocate for Labor, it never devia es from the economic truth that Labor produces all wealth, and is robbed of at least two-thirds of it. It never loses sight of the fact that a clasB antago nism exists to-day, wmcn cannot be bridged — the chasm is too wide — between, on the one h »nd, the pro ducers of all wealth, and on the other the Capitalists who appro priate that wealth. There must be complete and unconditional sur render of the capitalist class to Labor; there can be no half-way house, no compromise, no recog nition of the claim of the robber class, to what Labor rightly owns. Holding the--e views, every clear thinking scientific Socialist must necessarily be opposed to the oapi 1 talist proposal of compulsory arbi tration. There may be some calling 1 themnelv. s ' Socialists ' who be lieve in it, but, if bo, the fact is due to a defective knowledge of So cialis...
THE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
THB TROTH. \ Ik N.S.W jast now there is a marked tendency on the part of the workers in the various indue- 1 tries to organise themselves into trades unionB for the pnrpose of securing better conditions under which to work and better wages — i.e , a larger share of the wealth created by their own labor — when their work is performed. It iq I during such periods of forced activity that the labor movement runs the greatest danger of being side-tracked and wrecked ; and Thb Pkopl* would not be faithful to its trust if, at this juncture, it failed to expoee the dangers that threaten most, and that have already rendered ineffective some, trades unions. It was Karl Marx, the greatest economist the world has yet known, who declared : ' Trades Unions work ve^M centres of resistance against encroachments of capital. '1 |iey fail partially from an in ju dicious use of their power. Tney fail generally from limiting them selves to a guerilla war against the effeots of the existing system, inste...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
FBEK insurance policies « H S' W1 II MM ? ll K wl1 OOTeT your life for £loe againit JULlj if Al. CAM U. V5 de^horparLl per week for dhabl*. n t'5 o - v , , me»t. T .e Colon al Mutual Fire In surant* Co., Ltd Sydney, have agreed to pay all claim* retulting from BUBONIC PLaQUE,. By purchasing your clothing from m, you will get this boonlfiee of charge together with the best nun and Furore garment in and out of this dii. toot. We subftantiate what we say by refunding your money if wc failto pleat* you. We undent and our business, aad that is why we speak plain. Ladies' Costumes from M— the ideal of grace and beauty. This line others can't approach. Gents' Suits. £\. For style, fit, and finish, they excel. Others have I tried to isu'ate, but so fsr without suooess. J. B. SHEPHAED, Near A. J.S Bank. 87a and 174 Hunter St , Newra tie Weit. WHAT P E O P It E SAY - CHARLESTON'S PHrSI?^BTrHS Twelve Enamelled Cabinet and a beautiful io x 12 Opal ? o^y 12/6 ' The People ' Sabs. | All subscript...
Political Patronage. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
Political Patronage. I Mr. O'Sullivan : Let it be distinctly I understood that, if you want the dsy. ? labor system to last in this country, -I you mast abolish political patronage, :? because that is at the root of moat of 'I the evils in regard to the day-labor '? system. I Mr. Jessep : What about Ministerial fl patronage ? U Mr. O Sullivan : That I have abol ished myself, and abolished it for all other members ; for, although hon. members may talk here and there about men going on, they are not goinc on. Thb above declaration was made by Mr O'Sullivan in the Assembly fl last week ; an ( Thb People wishes to tell Mr. O'Sullivan tliat he knows bis statemeut in not correct. Mr. O'Sullivan has used political patron- - age himself within the past few weeks, notably in connection with the works of the Devonshire-street Cemetery, where men have been given employment simply because Mr. O'Sullivan ordered that they should be employed, and not be cause their services were required. Bnt, th...
THE McGOWEN PARTY AND THE TAILORESSES. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
THB McGOWEK PflRTTT AND THE TAILORESSES. In the debate on the Women's Franchise Bill, Mr. AlcGowen is reported as having said that his party had ' tried to prevent the sweating of tailoresses ' before cer tain other capitalist politicians were in Parliament. That Mr. McGowen's party did, in a remote age, make some slight pretence of protesting against tbe sweating of women we are prepared to admit. Unfortu nately for Mr. McGowen and his party, the attempt was so feebly insin cere, a- d the period of its duration so painfully brief, that it has long since passed to the region of most other forgotten things. The McGowenitts' sincerity — and like wise the sincerity of Mr. Quinn and other capitalist politicians — in this matter will be guaged by the fact that for quite a number of years they have altogether ignored the monstrous wroDg agaiost women that existed in our midst, the MoGowenites especially lacking the necessary knowledge and cour age to strike at the root of the evil. Now, t...
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. XN ORDER to give praotieal effeot to the prineiplee of Booiallsm through the Ballot-box, the members of the Australian Socialist League have decided to enter the Political field, xeoognising that only by this means can the working-class obtain f control of the Governmental maobinery, and the aims of Socialism be realised. Henoe, a new foroe xoakes its advent into Australian Politics, standing onl) and uncompromisingly for the working-clean. That new foroe is THE SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY. With the establishment of the Australian Commonwealth, new industrial developments -will take place— are even now j place, and the political and claaa divisions created by conflicting industrial and class interests will be more rigidly drawn ] than hitherto. These new developments will more than ever necessitate the existence of a Socialist political party — a fighting party j —aiming at the complete overthrow; of Capitalism— i.e., tbe private ownership of the la...
WHO SELLS THE WORKERS? THE HOLDERS OF CAPITALIST JOBS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 7 September 1901
WHO SELLS THE WORKERS? THE HOLDERS OF CAPI TALIST JOBS. The assertion of the man Richards, published elsewhere in this issue, that ' Socialists' are in the pay of the Capitalists,' leads to the query—How many of the officials of the ruling ' Labor ' clique are in Government jobs P Government jobs to labor poli ticians come, of course, wiihinthe scope of' the ' snpportinretnrn for-concessions' policy of the sub party. The People purposes publishing shortly a detailed list of the gentry for whom billets have been pro vided. It will make interesting reading for not a few. For ten years Mr. Jim MoGowen has been a ' Lab'-r ' M.P. } for ?even years he has been leader of the sub-party. Until the present session of this Parliament, how ever., he has bad no job, and his parliamentary 'honorarium ' ap parently made up the sum total of his income. Last week Mr. McGowen wss elected to tbe Public Works Com mittee on tbe nomination and by the votes of the Capitalist See Government, a proceeding w...
Economic Class. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 September 1901
Economic Qlass. A number of members met in Marx Hall on Wednesday night last, Sep embe- 4th, and reestab lished the economic class under the Presidency o 1 omrade Thomson. All the detail work for carrying on the class was transacted. Each member should attend the class regnlarlt , and also bring a i friend. The class will meet every Sunday morning at 10.30. \ I Gronlnnd's 'Co-operative Com ! monwealth ' is the book to be dis cussed. Members who have a copy should bring it along when at tending the class. Those who have not a copy should make application for one. The Secretary of the class will take applications from mem bers requiring copies.
Ladies' Social. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 September 1901
Ladies' Social. The second tea and social organi sed by lady comrades and friends eventuated on last Friday night at Marx Hall, when tbe ladies ap peared in force and demonstrated their energy and ability to carry out what they had undertaken to do. There was no lacking of light edibles and good tea and fsoffee for all who cared for it, and every one in the ball ia time for the spread showed their appreciation of the ladies efforts by keeping the at tendants moving. A little after 8 o'clock the hall was fairly crowded by an assemblage intent on enjoyment. It can be safely as serted that all present spent au enjoyable evening, and will look forward to he repetition of these sooial evenings. Dancing and sing ing was kept up till II o'clock when the gathering dispersed. Several ladies' and gentlemen con tributed to the musical programme, for which the committee tender thanks A number of friends have pledged themselves to attend a picnic on eignt-hour day. Let all our friends and suppor...