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In Christian England: [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
In Christian England: According to a. Blue Book return issued for the year. 15)0'.), there were in England and, Wales in the month of January 850,460 paupers — an increase of 2(5,617 compared with the previous year. The average num ber of paupers relieved nightly was 11,954, the maximum being 1.4,825 on 30th April, ana tne minimum my 73 on z4tn jjecemoor. The average number relieved nightly during the year was 1131). On 1st January last year the total number of persons of all classes in receipt of relief was !)42,S37. The number of indoor poor on 1st Jan. last year was 30(5,815 — an increase of 5698— and out door poor 55-1,450 — an decrease of 24, 411). The number of deaths in England and Wales in the year 1.90J), upon which a coro ner's jury returned a verdict of death from starvation, or death accelerated by priva tion, was 125, of which 52 occurred in the administrative county of London and 73 in the provinces. Once niciri- (lie liliiwl niuniln am nut. mr.f.li-- track of Hedger's...
Sulphide Workers Sidetracked. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Sulphide Workers Sidetracked. ? ^ ? Day by day the workers are being provided with lessons that they must fling away the wages boards and arbitration courts of Capi talism. Recently the members of the Sul phide Workers' Union at Cockle Creek were forced to strike against certain tactics and pin -prickings by the Co. The union was making certain claims before a wages board, and, according to the men, the Co. employed a man named Mclntyre to go among them and procure names of those who would fight the Union on behalf of the Co. in Court. It was also alleged Mclntyre put on his list the names of unionists who had never authorised him to do so, and also that he used vile language in reference to the unionists generally. When the strike occurred, Mr. Beeby proceeded to pull the strings, but the sul phide men twice refused to give him an op portunity to work the strike-breaking trick. They also emphatically rejected the mana ger's suggestion that Mr. J. C. Watson should be called in as ar...
The Press Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
The Press Fund. £.' a d Already acknowledged - b'(J 2 ? 7 Per 0. Jorgenscn (Book 42) H.D. Jb - - - -010 Per A. Gaum (Book 50) Sheed Is ' 0 -1 0 ? . ' . ' ' £G9 -i ''? 7 Advanced as Loans. ? ' ' .. ? Already acknowledged;1 ? ?.? -. (-, 0; 0' .? Total:;'. ''' ,' ;-' ? ~ -? ;7o'; 4' ? 7 ?? ' All coiiimunications'tb, he addressed to O. W. Jorgensen, secretary,' Press Fund Com: miiLee, 27-1 Pitt-street, Sydney.
Randwick Regulations. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Randwick Regulations. In days gone by some of the bitterest pro tests came from the'P.'L.L. ranks concern ing regulations adopted by public firms with regard to employees visiting the lavatories. Especially ,was the 'toll-tale' system de nounced . Now, under 'Labor. Party rule, a set of regulations has been framed, and is posted at' the Government tramway works at Randwick. These regulations surpass anything yet introduced into any privately owned sweatshop. They will speak for themselves : 1. Each employee, on entering w.c. pre mises, must hand his check to the attend ant, who will' hand it back to him when leaving and who will enter the time ' in ' and out. 2., Employees will be allowed up to 8 minutes for visiting the w.c, and up to -1 minutes for visiting the urinals on each full ?working day (half-time on Saturday) with out incurring punishment. 3 ' Tf sin employee spends more time in the premises than that allowed on any one day, he will be fined to the extent of a quarter of ...
S.F.A. News & Notes. South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
S.F.A. News & Notes. ? ? - — - South Australia. 15 Y II.S.C. At the meeting held in the Socialist Hall on Sunday the following resolution was carried unanimously: ' That this meeting protests against the provisions in the Public Enter tainment Bill dealing with Sunday enter tainments, as it is an infringement of the liberties of the people; and that we urge the Trades and Labor Council to organise a pub lic meeting of protest.' On Sunday last at the Socialist Hall, Wake field -street, Comrade Os. Ben nett delivered a .spirited address on 'The Need fora Socialist Sunday School.' Our comrade was in good form, and gave an in teresting account of the Socialist Sunday Schools throughout the world. At the close of the discussion comrade Bennett an nounced that the party had decided to start a Sunday School on Feb. 19th, and gave a hearty invitation to all parents, whether Socialists or not, to send along their children, and attend themselves if possible, and hear what was taught t...
Pity the Poor Postal Workers [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Pity the Poor Postal Workers » v voianoit. It is the writer's intention in these articles to take the public of N.S.W. into his con fidence in order to comprehend the stirabout and discontent that is going on amongst all classes of workmen engaged in the postal services in the various States, more especial ly at the present time at the Sydney G.P.O. First of all be it understood the writer knows his book, as he is writing from within, and is thoroughly conversant with the facts as set forth . It only requires n, glance in the despatch and incoming mail room, also the general de livery box room, and parcels and letter de spatch sectionto see that the place is altogether too small for the growing business of such a large centre as Sydney. The sanitary con ditions for employees are inadequate for the number employed; then, also, in the pri vate box room, for early subscribers' boxes, the sorters are packed and jammed against each other in a way that would not be per mitted in a private...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Jhe International Socialist Official Organ of Revolutionary Socialism in N.S.W, ' Cutler tin- mntiol uf Joint. Kxwutivi-s, ' International Socialists. H. E. HOLLAND, Editor. Offices : 61 Goulburn-street, Sydney. Headquarters: 274 L'itt Street, .Sydney. All Business Comma1 iiaitions to be addressed to the .Manager. All Literary Communications to be addressed to the Editor. SUBSCRIPTION : Australia — Is. per year ; Js. per quarter. New Zealand — s. pur year ; s per quarter. Other Countries— 8s per year ; 2s per quarter. The International Socialist will be sent FREE OF CHARGE lo Schools of Arts, on condition thai it it iuly filed. Obtainable from Ebe International Socialist Group, Sydney. Ihe Socialist Party of Victoria, Melbourne. Ihe Socialist Party of South Australia. Adelaide. Barrier Socialist Group, Broken Hill. Ihe Socialist Party of New Zealand, Wellington, and Branches. Mrs. Buttery, newsagent, near G.P.O., Adelaide. k. TJnsen, care of Socialist Propaganda League, Brisbane. An...
Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Sydney Jottings. Comrade Black, from Auckland, N.Z., is among the recent arrivals. Comrade Probz, of Victoria, who attended the International Congress at Copenhagen as a visitor, reached Sydney on Friday last, and was warmly welcomed. He brought messages from Tom Mann. Heine Borax. and others; as well as a number of valu able documents in connection with the Con ference. In spite of the unpromising weather, ? there was a big attendance at the Socialist meeting in the Domain on Sunday. The speakers were Sladc (chair), Monty O'Dowd, Wilson, and Feldhusen. Sunday night's open air meetings were interfered with by the rain. At Boronia Hall on Sunday night, J. R. Wilson lectured to an appreciative audience on 'From Savagedom to the Socialist Republic.' J. Bluinenthal was in the chair.
Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Broken Hill. BY K.V.U. The branch meeting on Sunday carried a resolution of congratulation to Mylius for his attack upon the king of England, who is at present the figurehead of capitalism in the British empire. It was decided to send a letter of condolence to the German Social iut P«i i»f \r v/» i I in 1/iuu if li*iuuiiut*ii nrt/l f.li ri ilitrfl 'the death of Paul Singer. Comrade Eber hardt, German Socialist, received a hearty welcome from the members present. Com rade Wood is down to lecture at the eco nomic class on Friday night next. Subject: 'Anarchy and Socialism.' Five new members were admitted on Sunday last. J. J. O'Reilly spoke on Sunday at the Demo. Club on Socialism. He explained the Socialists' attitude, and declared that what was wrong to-day was that the few had control of the means of wealth produc tion, while the many who created all wealth were living in misery and poverty. Pro duction for profit must, he said, be super seded by production for use. He severely cri...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
To push 'The International Socialist.' H. E. HOLLAND, H. V. HARRIS, and others, Will visit and tipctilc at the following centres: OKSSXOOK, Saturday, Feb. -Jo, at S. . . A MS KM A IN, Sunday, Feb. M, at :i. KUltlil, Sunday, February 27, al S.
The Wreckers at Lithgow. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
The Wreckers at Lithgow. I?Y A IVKNACEMAN. A week or two back a number of miners working for the Hoskins' firm at Carcoar went on strike for a small increase in their wages — which were abnormally low. Later the furnacemen at Lithgow also struck. ' We are determined that in every case where the men strike in our business to call on the Law Office to prosecute them,' said one of the firm; and then he (who draws thou sands per annum) went on to say how ' ' we have gradually raised the pay of our men at the blast furnace from 7s to 7s 6d and 7s 9d. You will .see from this that as far as we are concerned the tony-desired Mecca of Ss per day of the labor people is within measureable distance of being attained, but this cannot be accom plished all at once.' How these chaps do learn the step-at-a-time gag from the Labor Party! But 8s a day as the Mecca of the laboring people ! That may be the culminating point r ii T 1. _ . T» . j .1 ? »?_ P ? oi tne ijaoor rarty s aspirations — ior the wo...
Strike at Port Pirie. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Strike at Port Pine. . — * — P.Y SI'KUIAL WTHi-J. Pout Pinuo, S.A., Monday. — The local hotel employees are out on strike this morn ing. The point at issue is that the em ployees are demanding 25s per week for 'boots,' and the publicans offer up to ?22s (id. All the hotels are^ picketed, with the exception of Knight's Family Hotel, ' Cavaiiett's Railway, and Lee's Federal, who have conceded the union's demands. The men are linn, and are receiving public support. ? i
Strikes and Sunday Law in S.A. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Strikes and Sunday Law in S.A. in- ir.s.e. Tine short period of industrial peace in the Holy City has terminated. On Saturday last the furnacemen, fettlcrs, and moulders' laborers employed by the firms of Simpson and Sons and Metters and Co. ceased work, as cue firms ?'ainea ret used to pay the rates ruling in all the other factories in S.A. for similar work. When the secretary of the union waited on Mr. Simpson in reference to the wages, he was, informed that he (Simpson), refused to hear the secretary, but that ho would be willing to meet Mr. 11. P. Blundcll, M.P., as the men's representa tive — no doubt, remembering the able manner, in which Mr. R. P. Blundell 'settled' the previous strike at Simpson and Sons. At the request of the secretary of the union Mr. Blunddl wrote and informed Mr. ?Simpson, that although he was prepared to do all in his power to bring about a settlement, hu was not now the men's representative, tlvo secretary of the union filling that posi tion. A meeting...
The Selfish Man. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
The Selfish Man. BY S. MAMEU; Ix a wretched hovel Mother Mercy lay, her life ebbing out fast. Near her rude bed 'sat a -boy and a girl; whose names were Labor and Justice.' ' My children,' said she, ' when f have pas ed away, you must ask your wealthy uneie,uapixai, ior assistance. .. ? In clue time the children went to parley with Capital.. As they gazed at his palace they were filled with awe; numberless ser vants busied themselves preparing for a great feast, and richly attired guests were arriving ..iiv flash cars.; They met Capital and briefly' stated their' case. ' 'I cannot help you,' he said; 'you cannot stop here. I want all I have got for myself. But, if you like, I will place you in one of my factories.' They agreed to this, and wore placed iiv a large woollen mill — one of the many factor ies controlled by Capital, who employed a vast horde of workers and grew fat on their misery. The workers were always murmuring against Capital, who ground them with his iron heel. Labo...
Socialist Fables. The Rich Man and the Mouse. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
0 Socialist Fables. The Rich Man and the Mouse. hy w.n.w. A .mim.kinaikk died some time ago, and left sill his wealth to his only son, with many cautious to be careful of it. 'My son,' he said when dying, 'keep the dear gold for your use. Do not spend it rashly, or give it away to people who' come III II1U llillllU Ul UlUUlltf VI UUUUlllJUy . , V.T1V15 such persons your sympathy, but keep1 add ing to your wealth whenever you .can from the produce of other people's labor, and'pay no heed to those who denounce your greed and selfishness.' The son followed his father's advice for a time. Butaflast he got tired of living a miser's life, and he commenced, with some boon companions, to make the money fly. One morning lie returned to his mansion after a 'night out,' and, falling into an easy chair, he was just about to go to sleep there, when his attentibn was attracted by the curious antics of a small mouse which had its hole in a corner of the room. The mouse sat up and rubbed its eyes a...
Conscription and Socialism. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Conscription and Socialism. I5Y W.H.W. Senator Peakck, Minister for Defence, in his letter to the lads of Australia, holds up the foreign bogey-man as a thief who is? only waiting a favorable opportunity to rush int.n Anafrrtlin. nnrl frrji.li -ill t.lio liilld n,llfl JLXXUV/ Xl.llOUlfl'lllt' liHV.1 ^llLI7 till UIIVj Kfaini uii« wealth which he seemed to infer belonged to the boys and their parents. Of course, the land and wealth of this country doesn't belong to the class to which nearly all the boys belong— the work ing class; and, of course, the foreign enemy is not half so dangerous as the eneinv within the gates. Our worst enemies' are already here, and are just now making the .loudest outcry against the foreign bogey. I don't say the foreign capitalist thieves are not dan . gerous; they are. All capitalists are dan gerous, but the most dangerous to Australia are those who are in Australia. The capitalist enemies of Australia arc descended from those of Great Britain mostly, an...
Socialist Literature. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Socialist literature. Economic Argument for Industrial Unionism (Vine. St. John). I'm- do/. . ltd Id Prepare for Action (T«nn Mann) Id What Life Means To Are (Jack London) Id What is a Scab (A. M. Simons) Id Economics of tins Eight-hours Day Id Labor Movement in Russia (Sviatlowski) Id Jones's Boy Id Economic Foundations of Australian Politics 2d Commercial Morality 2d The Socialist Commonwealth (Kautsky) 2d Socialism and the Worker (F. A. Sorge) id The Future of Woman (H. Burrows) 2d Socialism and the Survival of the Fittest (J. Council) 2d Some, Objections to.Socialism Answered ('Tat- tler'; 2d Sedition in N.S..W.— What is it ? 2d Mental Dynamite. 2d The Axe to the Root (James Connolly) 2d A rt. and .Socialism (.faures) 2d The P .mphleis in the following list contain IJ2 pages each, and are the best short propaganda books that can be obtained at the price. They will bo sent post free at Is (id per dozen assorted. Women & the Social Problem (May Simons) 2d Revolutionary 'Un...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing 1 Read This !™--^idjGet to Work ! Fob every TWKXTY' SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or yearly) that YO17 send in for The Intkunationai. 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 iorms will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of miw 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 IntkknatioxalSociamst, the uncompromising, fighting org...
To Subscribers at Lithgow and Elsewhere. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
To Subscribers at Lithgow and Elsewhere. Tiikough an accident, some time back, the names and addresses of a number of sub scribers at Lithgow and several other centres were mislaid, and, in consequence, the pa pers have not been forwarded. In each of Liiuoc uiiRea 1111; i-jfiijci 10 i/uujg. lui uaiui;u ao from this issue, and the money previously paid will be credited as from this date. O. \V. JoiioiBNSEN, Press Sec. Feb. IS, 11)11. ? u While Labor-member Minahan is work ing .the ' Australian sentiment ' gag off on the fool voters, the brown paper bags that he sells his boots in bear the label-'. 'Minahan Bros., American Boot Manu facturers,' and one line, in big black type, proclaims: 'ONLY IMPORTED LEATHER USED' by Mr. Australian-Sentiment Minahan. The wonder is that even the fool Australian worker doesn't see through the 'Australian sentiment' fraud. D. Wxtson, the 'moderate' president of the C.E.F. . visited Teralba and endeavored to induce the machine .nen on strike at the Paci...