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A CRY IN THE NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
A CRY IN THE NIGHT. Wail, wail, wail, For the Meeting world goes down ; Into the song of thu poet pule Mixes the laugh of the clown. Grim, grim, grim, Is the road we goto the dead; Yet we must on, for a something dim Pushes the soul ahead. Where, where, where, Through the dust and shadow of things Will the Meeting Fates with their wild manes bear These tribes of slaves and kings? — Edwin Makkiiam.
Common Objections to Socialism Answered [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Common Objections to Socialism Answered (R. B. Slithers), 4d Posted (id Merrie England (Blatchford), 4d. Posted (id Britain for the British (Blatchford), 4d Posted (id God and My Neighbor (Blatehford) 4d Posted (3d Equality (E. Bellamy) (id Posted 8d Looking Backwards (E. Bellamy) (i 1 Posted 8d Martyrdom of Ferrer (McCabe), (3d Posted 8d Not Guilty (Blatchford) Sd Posted lOd Fields, Factories, and Workshops (Kropotkin) Sd Do. posted lOd Eighteenth Brumai eof Louis Bonaparte (Marx) 1* Do. posted Is Id Evolution — from Nebulie to Man (McCabe) Is Sri Do. posted Is lid Sorcery Shop (Blatchford) Sd Posted 10(1 Life of Victor Grayson (M. Thompson), in paper cover, 1s (id, posted Is lOd; cloth bound, 2s, posted 2s 4d Karl Marx (Biographical Memoirs, by W. Liebknecht, cloth, 2s. posted 2s .'Sd. The Encyclopedia of Social Reform, by W. D. P. Bliss. Cloth binding 17s lid, posted 19s (id. Leather binding £1 2s (id, posted £1 4s (id. Original prices, cloth £1 15s, leather £2 los. Ike Internati...
Turkey. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Turkey. The Military Court has definitely refused to give its consent to the formation of a So cialist Party in Turkey. Four papers (in cluding the Workman) have been suppressed, two for articles hostile to the Government, lated to give offence.' The editor and manager of the Socialist paper TchUruk, have been arrested by the police, who sirs also watching other members of the Socialist or ganisation at Constantinople on account of the vigorous propaganda they are carrying on.
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
. United States. The National Executive of the Socialist Party voted oOdols. to the Garment Work ers' Strike Committee as an earnest of its sympathy and an endorsement. J oil had Action, a weekly Socialist paper published at Milwaukee, has produced a unique calendar for the year 1911. It con tains a picturesque road leading from the City Hall to the Court House, to the State Capitol and the Capitol of Washington. Also excellent photograps of 155 comrades holding responsible public ollices, either State or local .
The Political Triangle. Or, Euclid in Politics. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
The Political Triangle. Or, Euclid in Politics. BY A.IAX. Postulate: That a cronk coercionist and a crooked concriptionist, if extended in a given direction, will meet. Proposition : If two political parties form the base angles of an isosceles t'angle, tlun s11u.11 me opportunist angiea oe equai. Abbreviations: LIB, Liberal; LAB, Labor; PO, Political Opportunism; P, Par liament House; U, You; E, P^lections. Given : An Isosceles Triangle, the base of which lies lopsidedly between two given points (e.g. Fig.): Construction : From the angle LIB draw a crooked coercionist line to meet the point I. Likewise from the opposite angle Lab draw a crooked conscriptionist line to hit (the point), U. Bisect the base P.L.L. at P. Draw a straight line to meet the angle PO. Ex tend the line from P to cut the lines U — I at E. This last line not drawn by Euclid in the original manuscript, but a scientific strike breaker subsequently found it was advis able to divide U— I at E. Prouf: The two sides ...
Belgium. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Belgium. Several thousand miners are on strike in the neighborhood of Leige, in consequence of the new regulations on coal mines having been put into force. Thes! new arrange ments were elabora;ed in consequence of the new law 'regulating- -labor in the mines. The employers introduced some clauses which were injurious to the interests of the miners, without consulting those who were principally affected. . The miners protested; they several times asked the coal owners to co-operate with them in examining these regulations before they came into force. Their request was refused, and the employer* replied through the Gover.ior of the Pro vince of Liege that the regulations were not to be modified. The Miners' Federation of the Liege district decided, in view of the em ployers' attitude, that the strike should be supported by all unions of the Federation. The strikers of Montegnac, Grace and Bur teur came to Seurin, .where a demonstration was held. A melee between police and strikers to...
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
France. The agitation of the Socialists for the re lease of Durand, coal lumpers' secretaiy (who was first sentenced to death and after wards liad his sentence commuted to seven years' imprisonment in connection with the railway -strike), has been successful. Last week's cables announced that the order had been given for Durands's release. The. Socialist Party has sustained a severe loss by the death, at the early age age of 85, of Albert Tanger. Tanger was amongst those who worked hardest to bring about the unity of the party, The Socinlhtc has published a special number on the occasion of the 35th anni versary of the death of Blanque, containing contributions by Laf argue, Vaillant, Land rin, Martinet, Albert Thomas and others.
Germany. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Germany. Prince Henry, of Prussia, in a speech called upon the soldiers to be readj' to deal with an internal foe that menaced the monarchy and the fatherland. He meant the Socialists. In the Reichstag, Ledebour demanded that Prince Henry should be censured for his speech, but the Chancellor declared that the Prince had said nothing that ought not to be said. During the naval debate in' the Reichstag the Socialists accused the Krupp family of making £2,840,000 clear profit in the last three yours by squeezing the district like a lemon. 'r\\a'St:hioubi-schc Tuywuuhthns heard from a reliable source that in the 15th Army Corps ? a strictly confidential circular has been received, to the effect that Social Democratic leaflets have been circulated among the soldiers who had leave of absence during the holidays. The military authori ties assume that these leaflets? will bo brought in,to the barracks by social istieally- inclined soldiers, and are, therefore, issuing orders that all those ...
Finland. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Finland. Tbt! [(.-suits of the elections for the Fin nish l/andtiigareasfollow.s: At Helsingfor.s, Social-Democrats polled 27,250 votes, the Old Finns 17,185, the Young Finns 13,544. the Siralcs 10,337, and the Agrarians 3,570. Taking the whole of Finland together, the votes are: Social-Democrats, 95,083; Old Finns, (.51,008; Young Finns, 35,110; Swedes, 2!), 311; Agrarians, 11,423; and the Christian Labor Party, b',10-1.
Austria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Austria. A bye-election for the Second Division of the Styrian Landtag took plii.ee last week, in consequence of the resignation of our com rade Jodlbauer . In spite of al I the machina tions of the German Nationalist Party, the Social-Democrats were victorious by a two thirds majority, our comrade being elected by 3,334 votes as against 1,780 given to his opponent.
Norway. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 25 February 1911
Norway. The Socialists gained a magnificent vic tory at the recent municipal elections at Christiana, 31 seate falling to them out of 84, while the Socialist vote had increased from 14,500 in 1907 to 22,400. No other party has ever progressed so rapidly in Nor way. The Social-Democrats of Norway have suffered a severe loss in the death of Dr. Oscar Nissen, chairman of the Party, who has just died at Christiana, at the age of 68. He was known as one of the best doctors in Nor way. He has been fighting for Socialism since the eighties.
Socialist Fables. The Highwaymen. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 4 March 1911
0 Socialist Fables. HD The Highwaymen. »Y W.U.W. A band of highwaymen once practised their profession near a great city. They were very successful for a few years, and amassed considerable booty. They had their points of honor, one of which was that they would never rob a poor man; so they attacked and robbed only the rich men who travelled their way. After a time the rich travellers raised a great outcry against the robbers, and the Government sent armed men to protect the travellers. The rich men and the police gave the robbers a very bad time, capturing some, shooting others and generally making the business unprofitable. The robbers held a meeting to discuss the position, and the Chairman of Directors, in submitting the annual report and balance sheet, concluded by saying that the ordin ary form of robbery of the rich had become very dangerous and unprofitable, and it had become necessary to devise some other way of carrying on the affairs of the Company. Various schemes were pr...
Open Column. The Blind Men. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 4 March 1911
ei Open Column. 1=1 ! The Blind Men. BY .1. H. COUBETT. Fkom what several people have told me, while trying to sell matches in front of 'Mark Foys,1' the public seems to have im bibed the idea that the unfortunate blind men on Sydney streets can not only claim till; iiivitiju jjuiioiwh, i/ut tfj guing tu LUC William-street 'Industrial Institution' earn good wages ' ' as well . In the Daily Tckyraph of 28th ultimo, Mr. H. Hedger, of that Institution, is re ported as having said: ' The blind workers are receiving good wages, and are living in comfort and happiness.' As the amount of good wages is not men tioned, such a statement in the public press is doubtless made to impress .the public with the idea that the blind employees of William-street are rendered hilariously happy by the considerable amount of com fort the 'good wages' the Manhedger says they are in receipt of enables thorn to pro cure. A blind ex-worker of that institution, who left it because he could not earn enough to s...
Women and Socialism. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 4 March 1911
Women and Socialism. ? ▲ ? BY SYDNEY PARTUIGK. The other day, at the Socialist Club rooms, Mrs. Monteriore said: ' Make a woman a Socialist, and you make a suffragist.' And I say: ' Make a woman a feminist, and you make a Socialist.' Wake a woman to true sex-dignity, that is to respect and love her own sex, and to de sire to see it treated with justice, and you indubitably wake the Socialist in her. She msy not know it; she may have only the haziest idea as to what the word Socialist implies. But if she has an an ounce of logic in. her composition she will reason her way into Socialism. Her main idea will first be — equality for the sexes. And then you have her. For all that remains to be done is to show her that Socialism is the only system which will remember that she is a human being as well as a woman, which promises her sex equal ity, and which, should it attempt to repudi ate its promise, would fall to the ground and no longer constitute Socialism. Any woman who has inquired i...
A LEAF FROM THE DEVIL'S JEST-BOOK. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 4 March 1911
A LEAf fROM THE DEVIL'S JEST BOOK. Beside the sewing-table, chuiiicd and bent, They stitch for the lmly, tyrannous and proud — For her a wedding-gown, for them a shroud; They stitch and Htitch, bir never mind the rent Torn in life's golden curtain*. Glad Youth went, And left I em alone with Time: and now if bowed With burdens they should sob and cry aloud, Wondering, the filled would look from their con tent. And so this glimmering life at last recedes In unknown, endless depths beyond recall; And what's the worth of all our ancient creeds, If here at t!;e end of ages this is all— A white face floating in the whirling ball, A dead face plashing in the river reeds? — Edwin Maiikiiam.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 4 March 1911
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Polishing Up. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 4 March 1911
Polishing Up. ? v ? BY W.R.W. 8.M. Herald recently announced that 'Mrs. McGowen, wife of the Pre-_ mier, had gone to Moss Vale, where she will be the guest of his Excel lency and Lady Chelmsford for a few days.' This will probably make some of the Liberal women grind their teeth in secret, but they shouldn't be too jealous of the '' as cent' of the poor boilermaker's wife, for the Governor and his lady are putting in a bit of fine work iii taking the raw edge off the Pre mier's 'labor' principles. Mr. and Mrs. McGowen will become more and more liberalised, and the Gov ernor's good work will be apparent even to the most jealous dames of the Liberal Party. Besides Mrs. Mac. couldn't be expected to go with her husband into English ' ' sassiety ' ' without a little coaching, and her visit to Moss Vale will be of great educational value in developing the art of wearing the scanty clothing of the court ladies. There is a lotto learn before Premier Jim and his missus can bow and walk backw...