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SAID MY SOUL: "IT IS A LIE." [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
SAID MY SOUL: ' IT IS A LIE.' I i.ooKHD from out the grating of my spirit's dun geon cell, Ami I saw the life-tide rolling with a aulle:i angry swell, And the battleships were riding like leviathans in pride, And the cannon shots were raining on the stormy human tide: . Then my soul looked up to God with a woebe clouded eye — .Said the world, ' This is from heaven;'' said my soul, ' It is a LIE.' I looked from out the grating of my spirit's dun geon cell, And a sound of mortal moaning on my reeling senses fell, And I heard the sound of lashes and the clank of iron chains, And 1 saw where MEN were driven like dumb cattle o'er the plains. Then my soul in anguish wept, sending forth a wailing cry — Said the world; 'This comes from heaven;' said my soul, 'It is a LIE!' I looked from out the grating of my spirit's dun geon cell, And I heard the solemn tolling of the malefactor's knell; And I saw the frowning gallows reared aloft in awful gloom, And a thousand eyes were staring at a fello...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
A list: of Christinas Fair donations has been mislaid. Tt will appear in' next issue. A tit-bit from a N.S.W. Parliamentary re port that may be read without comment: M r. Wood : If my friend wants to interject ii'.hmit,' nniitti!. \o.t nm foil him thai. il. umiu m--f long ago that his friends asked me to get the police to protect him from.the tramway strik ers. (Disorder.) Mr. Hollis (heatedly) : You're a liar. (Uproar.) Mr. Levy, who was in the chair, endeavor ed Avith difficulty to get the member for New ? toAvn to resume his seat. Finally he suc ceeded, and then asked the hon. mem her to .withdraw his last remark and apologise. Mr. Hollis: I freely and unreservedly withdraw the epithet. When I found that the hon. gentleman Avas having me protected, I asked him to stop it. When Cnrmichael moved in the N.S.W. Assembly ' that the question be now put,' during the discussion on the Rocks Area, Cochran and other Labor-members walked across to the Opposition side of the House, and the d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
'«??? : ' -J Sample Copy of this ?- I i'-. ... : vn imitation to you to b-iv.Oi:;-; a Subscriber. ^The^ International Socialist 4 Official Organ of Revolutionary Socialism in N.S.W. Under tin- ciiiiirnl of Joint Executives, International Socialists. H. E. HOLLAND, Editor. Offices : 61 Goulburn-street, Sydney. Headquarters : 27-1 Pitt Street, Sydney. All Business Comi'iu'iicntions to be addressed to the Manager. All Literary Communications to be addressed to the Editor SUBSCRIPTION : Australia — 4s. per year ; Is. per quarter. New Zealand — s. per year ; s per quarter. Other Countries— Ss per year ; 2s per quarter. The. Inltrruitiomd Socialist will be sent FREE OF CHARGE to Schools of Arts, on condition that it U inly filed. Obtainable from The Internationa] Socialist Group, Sydney. The Socialist Party of Victoria, Melbourne. The Socialist Party of South Australia. Adelaide. Barrier Socialist Group, Broken Hill. The Socialist Party of New Zealand, Wellington, and Branches. Mrs. Butte...
S.F.A. News & Notes. Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
liiJew^Ootel Sydney Jottings. Will members please note that, on ac count of the holidays, the next general meeting — which will be the annual meet ing — will be held on Tuesday, January 10. Election of offices and other import ant business. All members are urged to attend.— J. R. WILSON, secretary. Mrs. Dora B. Montefiore, the well known Social Democrat, is now a Sydney resident. She was a, visitor at head quarters and also at The International Socialist oltici; last week, receiving a hearty welcome from those who Avere for tunate enough to meet her. Unfortunately no intimation of the date of Mrs. Monte-, fiore's arrival reached us in Sydney, other wise she would have been accorded a Socialist welcome on arrival. When the holiday season has passed, however, Socialists will have an opportunity .of meeting our talented comrade at a function at headquarters, and later we shall hope to hear her voice raised for Socialism on the public platform. . Torrential rain avos responsible for the...
The Press Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
The Press Fund. £ s d Already acknowledged - 55 1!) l.H Per 0. Jorgensen (Book 18) — W. Scott -is, H.D. Is, Dun ker Is - - -0-10 Per Gaum (Book 45) — E. Ritchie Is, H.M. 2s - 0 8 0 Club Billiard Tournament - 0 8 0 £56 M H Advanced as Loans. Already acknowledged - (i 0 ' 0 Totul - (i-2 14 i.)f All communications to bo addressed toO. W. Jorgensen, secretary, Press Fund Com mittee, 274 Pitt-street. Sydney.
Queensland. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
Queensland. The Mount Morgan Aryus reports: On a recent Sunday night an open air meeting was held by Mr. H. L. Denford and others in furtherance of Socialistic propa ganda. When requested by the police to that the Mayor had given verbal permission. The matter Avas brought up at Tuesday's Council meeting when Mr. Denford wrote to say that, when he interviewed him, Mayor Comes said that as a- democrat ho believed in free speech and had no objection to a meet ing at any time. This Mayor Cornes stated was a misconception of what he had said. He had giA'en permission for a meeting on the Friday night only, and had refused the permit for a Sunday meeting.
Ferrer's Modern Sbhools in Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
Ferrer's Modern Sbhools in Mexico. TRANSLATED KKOM THK SPANISH 1!Y 1-. W. MONTliOMEKY. It will soon be a year since Francisco Ferrer died, assassinated by the ene mies of civilisation at Montjuich, in Barcelona. The rationalistic schools founded by him closed their doors in obedience to the brutal command of the Spamsn trovernment. ana nis books— sources of .ideas and healthy knowledge — were burned by fanatics. Only a few copies were saved, and these we have kept with the hope that new editions might be printed to endow the schools that already are beginning to be formed through the efforts of various groups of Mexican workers. When I had news of the crime of Montjuich, a great desire impelled me to protest, but not in the declama tory manner which, having been re peated at every attempt of despotism, has become useless and may be re garded as the dashing of sea-foam against a granite cliff. My protest was that of action. I proposed then to the workers of the Mexican race the estab...
The Fathers of the Church. On Private Ownership. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
The Fathers of the Church On Private Ownership. Tn Kin-: were no half measures about some of the '' Early Fathers.' Their authentic expressions on the question of- private ownership are still written up, that even the modern rich man and prelate may read. ? To the Christian Congregations -of .'Aus tralia we commend a few quotations from biii; i.i..ii;niiiy.-- in tiiu omuls; ? \ St. Basil said: The rich man is u thief. This is straight off the mark. St. Basil deserved to be canonised. Me had the courage of bis opinions at least. St. Chrysostom observed: The rich a.re robbers; better nil tinny* trcre in common. . , What has his grace the Lord Bishop to say to this? And here is a nut from St. Clement for the Dean of Newcastle to crack: fni'/uili/ alone lias created 'private property. If he can get round St. Clement's defini tion of individual ownership, or over it, or under it, by any ecclesiastical reasoning, how is the good man going to face Saint Ambrose who goes further and asserts...
Books, Magazines, and Papers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
Books, Magazines, and Papers. I HK International Socialist Renew (Chicago) calls itself the fighting magazine of the working-class,' and it deserves the title. Y1C iNovcmber issue contains: ' Working class ; Politics,' from Debs' Chicago speech, by William Cherney; 'The Los Angeles Conspiracy.' a snlumlirl nriiVlr. nfnvniu.,», concerning the blowing-up of the Los Angeles Time* office; 'insurrection rather than War,' from Gustave Herve's 'My country, right or wrong' ; 'The White Slave lrallic;'an interview with Carl Liebknecht, by William E.Bohn;' William D. Hay wood in Europe'; and other interesting articles. There are photos of Debs in various speaking attitudes, also a picture of his great Riverview Park meeting; photos of Carl Liebknecht, licrve, Haywood, and others. Marvellous improvements have been made in the Inlenialiomd Socialist- Re view, and Australian readers would do well to get on its subscription list. The sub scription in advance is 1 dol. 36 cents a year far Australi...
Halfred's Soliloquy. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
m Halfred's Soliloquy, nn BY DANDELION. If anyone ivfnml tu be a subject of the British Empire, the sooner he (jot nut of it the better. The ashes (if his lather and mother, brothers and sisters, lay buried in old England, and should anyone, dare to attempt In separate us from the liritish Umpire, he (the speaker) would feel the last drop of blood in hin reins risinuto defend that countru. — Labor-mem- ber AI.F. El)VKX, Minister for Mines, tn Lord Clielmsford and Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. ' When T look back upon this truck My weary feet havo rounded, And call to mind times left behind, I fairly feel astounded. How one so shy could climb .so high And still continue rising, Whilst better fail, or go to jail, Is simply most surprising! It must be pluck, or may be luck, Or kind predestination; Or Destiny! It cannot be My worth or education. Or can it be Democracy, With minds confused as Babel, And labor leagues with dark intrigues Adore the 'Labor' label? Eureka! Yes, I must confes...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing ! Read This !-— — and Get to Work! Foh every TW.KXTV SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions, (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or. yearly) that VOU send in for Tiik Intkhnatioxai, Socialist, the Executive will give you Five Shillings' Worth of Books to bo selected from any available list of standard novels and poems, and also from the Socialist Literature list of the In ternational Socialist Literature Department, published in this issue. This offer will apply as from August I. It is not made with reference to renewed subscriptions. Books containing 20 receipt iornis will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of new subscribers, together with amounts collected, must be handed in weekly while receipt books must be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. Write at once for a Receipt Book. The best way to do Socialist propaganda is to get subscribers for Tn e Inthhxationaj, Socialist, the uncompromising, fightin...
THE FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
THE FIGHT. UV W.K.VV. Wk light, but not with bloody brand, To free for all the fertile land; We would that smiles of peace should glow On lips which now express their woo. T'ne.i come with us into the fray, For freedom lift your voice to-day. 0! . there are those who wee)) to see Us marching on tn victory; These full of heart-break with us plead To spare their r'ght the rest to blued. But come with us into the fray, . We : fight to free them all to-day. And there are those so sunk in woe, Who dimly watch us forward go, Who know not that we fight to free Their limbs and minds from shivery. But come with us into the fray, We fight for such a thing to-dav. People who are anxious to know what ' we ' will do with the lazy under Social ism are assured that ' we ' will not put them in palaces and give them the good things labor created, as is done now. Politicians go upon the' theory that the business of the people is '' none of the people's business.' ? Socialism will remove all incentive...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
Socialist Literature. Kcoiininic Argument for Industrial l.'nioiiisin (Vine. St. John.). l'er do/ . iti Id Prepare for Action (Tom Mann) Id What Life Means To Me (Jack London ) 1,1 What is a Scab (A. M. Si ? us) Id Labor Movement in Jiussia (8viatlow.sk ij Id Jones's 'Hoy . Id Keononiic I'ViiindatioiiK of Australian I'ulitics I'd Commercial Morality ' I'd The Capitalist Clas/(Kautsky) ~~--M The Proletariat (Kuntsky) ' I'd The Socialist Commonwealth (Kimlsky) I'd ICconomics of Lahor(IL- Qnelchj ' 2d .Socialism and the Worker (!-'. A. .Sorgo). ? I'd The Future of Woman (li. Burrows) 2d .Socialism find Hie Survival. ? of tliu'-li'itte.-it' (.1. Connell) -_'d Some Objections to Socialism Ans en.'d ('T.it- Uer') L'd Tho Cl;i*.s War (A. W. Humph ey) ? L'd The P mphlc!.H in the following list contain :!2 pages each, and arc the best short propaganda books that can be obtained at the price. They will lie sent post free at Is (id per dozen assorted. Women & the Social Problem (May .S...
MAHMOOD, THE IMAGE-BREAKER. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
MAHMOOD, THE IMAGE-BREAKER. Old events have modern meanings; only that survives Of past history which finds kindred in all hearts and lives. Mahmood once, the idol-breaker, spreader of the Faith, Was at Sumnat tempted sorely, as the legend saith. In the great pagoda's centre, monstrous and abhorred, Granite on a throne of granite, sat the temple's lord. Mahmood paused a moment, silenced by the silent face That, with eyes of stones unwavering, awed the place. Then the Brahmins knelt before him, by his doubt made bold, Pledging for their idol's ransom countless gems and gold. O'old was yellow dirt to Mahmood, but of precious use, Since from it the roots of power suck a potent juice. ' Were yon stone alone in question, this ?vviilllri rtlfJtiUf) mii -\rnll '' Mahmood said; ' but, with the block there, . Imy truth must sell. ' Wealth and rule slip down with Fortune as her wheel turns round; He who keeps his faith, he only cannot be discrowned. 'Little were a change of station, U ss of l...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing ! Read This! ? and Get to Work! Foit every TWENTY SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or yearly) that YOU send in for Tiik 1'iNTKIIXATIONAL SOCIALIST, the Executive will give you Five Shillings Worth of Books to be selected from any available list of standard novels and poems, and also from the Socialist. Literature list of the In ternational Socialist Literature Department, published in this issue. This offer will apply as.. from- August 1. It is not made with reference to renewed subscriptions. .; Books containing 20 receipt forms will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of new subscribers, together with amounts collected; must be handed in weekly while receipt books must be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. Write at once for a Receipt Book. The best way to do Socialist propaganda is to get subscribers for Tiik IxtkiixationalSooiaust, the uncompromising, fightin...
Capitalism's Trail of Blood. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Capitalism's Trail of Blood. /?'»,? if hhind /»? //if ,„?!.',? nf nil i/nnr nvnllh, dnixl (.'ml! „;? hi iv imhl'll in full! Fiktkkx lives were lost in a lire in a Phila delphia factory. Three hundred and fifty men and boys have lost their lives in an explosion in -the Pmt.nrisi. nnllinrv. Mnltini Kmr M ?? n v '\vm'o blown to pieces. More than 1000 men and boys are mas sacred in the British collieries every year. Eleven persons were killed in an explosion in New York city. Twenty workmen were drowned in the river Po through the capsizing of a ferry boat. — A motor-bus overturned in Regent-street, London, killing two people and seriously in juring another. D. McLeod, jockey, injured while riding at Murwillumbah races., has since died. Twenty-four firemen and a yard clerk were burnt to death in a great fire at Mor ris and Co.'s packing house at Chicago. Fifty other persons were injured. A falling hoarding in George-street West, Sydney, seriously injured two ageil women, Mrs. Strange an...