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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
HOW TO GET A Library forjolhing ! Read This !-— an^GeTto Work ! Foi; every TWENTY SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear y, or yearly) that YOU send in fpr The International Socialist, the Executive will give you Five Shillings' Worth of Boob to be selected from any available list of standard novels and pueint, and also from the Socialist Literature list of the In ternational Houhilist Literature Department, published in this issue. mis WH1..1 win ippiy as iroin .lugusi, ±. It is not made with reference to renewed subscriptions. Books containing 20 receipt lorms will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of new subscribers, together with junounts collected, must be bonded in weekly while receipt books muit be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. Write at once for a Receipt Book. The subscribers for The International Socialist, the uncompromising, fighting organ of Rev olutionary Socialism; and, while doing t...
Capitalism's Trail of Blood. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
Capitalism's frail of Blood. | Fur if lilnml Im tin: j/ri-T of all i/our uviiltli, limn) (luil ! wti hari' jiuirf it in full! A hag of wheat fell on W. Stephens, wharf laborer, at Darling Island, seriously injur- I ing him. J. Bignell, driver, was thrown from the cart he was driving in Pyrmont, and sus tained severe injuries to his head, face, arms, and legs. C. Kelly had two ringers severed and the rest of his hand mutilated while working at a Camperdown Sawmill. T. Brophy, miner, was killed by a fall of earth at the Flying Pig mine, Thorn borough. A young platelayer named McCJellan was cut in two by a shunting train on the line which is being constructed from Merridin to Kunoppin, W.A. R. Maher, shunter, was crushed between two Pullman cars at Sydney Station, and killed. ( Broken Hill jurymen have added another rider' to a verdict (this time concerning tlie cieatn ot A. A. Kileyj. What is wanted is a murder 'or manslaughter' verdict or two. S. Mansell had his hand crushed and badl...
Bernard Shaw Says: [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
Bernard Shaw Says : Alcohol makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if -.they were quite sober. All religious organisations exist by selling themselves to the rich. Whatever can blow men up can blow so ciety up. Tin1, history of the world is the history of those who had the courage to embrace this truth. The truth formulated by William Morris, that '' no.' mini is good .enough' to be an other man's master,' is true also, of na tions; You cannot 'cheapen women in the mar ket for industrial purposes without cheap ening them for other purposes as well. When we cease to do, we cease to live. Fine manners and fine words are very cheap. Every dream is a prophecy; every jest is an earnest in the womb of Time. A 'loyal' Irishman is an abhorrent phenomenon, because it is an unnatural one. When you vote, you only change the names of the cabinet. When you shoot, you pull down governments, inaugurate new epochs, abolish old orders and set up new. Pity! the...
The King Again Libelled. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
The King Again libelled. By the Lord Mayor and the City Librarian. Tiik other day Edward Mylius was sent to jail for a year for alleging tlu.t the king had contracted a morganatic marriage with the daughter of Admiral Seymour, whom he discarded later for his present wife. The Sydney City Council, through its municipal-library, publishes the same state ment with a- cheerful disregard for the possi bility ot things; ' In a book called 'Alaska' (D. G-4 is how it is catalogued), printed in 11)09, and issued on Oct. 2-1, Nov. 1S, Dec. 8 of last year, and, Jar.. IS, Feb. 14, and Mar. S of fcliis year, to various - borrowers (and the issuing of it constitutes publication under the law), the author says, on page 14: ' It is said' that the woman who should have been Queen of England, lived near the city, of Vancouver a few years ago. Before the death of his elder brother, the present Prince of Wales passionately loved the young and beautiful daughter of Admiral Seymour. His infatuation was r...
Is It Right? [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
Is It Right? IJY K..I.R. Thk total revenue of the Mount Morgan (Queensland) Company for the half-year ended Nov. oO, from all sources, amounted to £484,754 ; to meet depreciation in plant and machinery the sum of £24,706 was set aside, leaving a total of £460,048, out of which was paid £21(5,254 for wages. Thus more than half of the earnings of the work ers engaged b.v this company lias gone away in the form of rent, interest and profit. It can be safely said that some three thousand men are employed by this company at Mt. Morgan, Many Peaks, and Port Kembla; these 8000 wage-earners have handed over for the right to work something more than £80 per men. Tappers, when at the risk of life and limb, choking a blow-out; Slag pot turners, when you have a 'pie'; Matte workers, when breaking and rill ing red hot matte in the fierce heat of the sun ; Convertor men, when running off min eral in blinding sulphur fumes; Dump men, when tipping the molten pots of slag; Charge men and charge-whee...
Propaganda Fixtures. Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
Propaganda Fixtures. Sunday. Domain, :!.— Shule (chair), Wilson, Crawford, Uol luucl. Maktis 1'i.ack, 7.:'.i-.— Ritchie (chair), Wilson, Crawford. Gciri.HUii.v-STUECT, 7.H0— Mrs. Dunne (chair), Blu mt'iithnl, .Shule, Rutherford. N i:\vto\v.\' BiiiixiK,7.:iU.— Wliitinore (chair), Walsh, ShuU', Hlumenthal.
International Transport Workers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
International Transport Workers. According to the Weekly Report of the International Transport Workers' Federa tion, the Danish ship-owners are doing their utmost to create trouble. In spite of three wage increases, many of the lower grade employees on the Italian railways only receive a daily wage ol two livre. The Genoa branch of the Syndical ists has already threatened a strike. A procession and demonstration which it was ' proposed to hold in Rome was prohibited by the police. A critical stage bus been reached in the afl'airs of the dockers in Finland, which may result in a big strike. Negociations are proceeding with the employers. In the coining spring representatives of the various organisations will meet and special atten tion will be devoted to strengthening the strike fi nd. ' Our secretary,' says the re port, 'having committed the crime of in sulting the Czar, is at present being held in prison in order that the injured honor of the Czar may be restored. He will be releas...
In Memoriam, 1871. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
In Memoriam, 1871. KY DOHA 11. MONTKKIOHK. On; editor has asked me to send in a few words in memory of the martyrs of the Com mune of 1871, and to outline the incidents of the events leading up to that supreme tragedy 'of the governmental murder of men, women and children to the number of thirty thousand.' 1 feel I cannot do better for the workers of Australia than to intro (1 11 -''.(' t 111 ten \%'ln i iln f\i\i Lrti-it\- if fn *\ 1 i f flu pamphlet, ' From Revolution to Revolu tion,' by Professor George D. Hebron, one of the ablest writers and exponents in America of Socialism. This pamphlet is the resume of an address given some years back in the .States to commemorate the Commune and its victim*5; and to point out to those who are preparing the future revolution the lessons from the peoples' failure in 1871. ' You know,' he writes, ' the story of how the people of Paris arose in revolt, in the autumn of 1870, against the surrender of the city by the Government of France to the ...
India. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
India. ' 'Apropos of the recent ' riots ' in Bom bay, when the Worcestershire Regiment was successful in murdering some fifty natives (these, are 'official1' figures), comrade Tuohy, of Kensington, sends us the follow ing extract from a letter he has received from a' friend in that city: .... No newspaper men were there, so the news '?? papers ouiy puunsu niuiu tuc yuiiw. iinu military authorities told them — viz. , ' ad ' mirable restraint of soldieir. while being pelted with stones.' But we know a man who was there. The stone throwing was done by excited boys and youths under twenty, and the stones only fell at the feet of the military. Our informant says he ii was struck with horror when the soldiers 1 knelt down, without any apparent reason, || 'and poured volley after volley into the f: crowd. And they did not fire low. The ' police say they did. But it is a curious '; thing that all the killed and wounded have got bullets in their heads, breasts, and stomachs. ' — Justice.
Mustn't Say "Wage-slave." Arthur Griffith Objects. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
Mustn't Say 'Wage-slave.' Arthur Griffith Objects. BY K. V. COHAN. AimiiTit Giukkith recently wrote to Barnett, secretary A.M. A., deploring the action of the Barrier unionists in using the word wage-slave. Some time ago the Combined Unions received a communication from Griffith, requesting the aid of that body to help the Government to pay the fares of the unemployed from Newcastle and the South Coast to the Harrier, as there was al leged to be a scarcity of workers on the Barrier, and the Government would require men for Umberumberka. Tlie Combined Unions replied that there were sufficient wage-slaves here, and some of the miners were desir.ius of changing from underground to Umberumberka. Griffith, in reply, in dignantly and contemptuously sneered at the word 'wage-slave.' This was to be ex pected from the man who said in Sydney yrmio time iimi: ' Then; are 110 claSSRS in society,' and he 'stood for the interest of all.'' For the interest of John Darling, who wrings thousands fro...
Germany. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
. Germany. No, less than 70 large meetings were held on January 22 in Greater Berlin to protest against the present system of suffrage ?in Prussia, and to demand Univeral Suf frage. The trial by jury oE the second group 4 uliuiu to an .end recently. This time two ''.& persons were condemned to a year's ini £?§. prisonment, two .'to nine months, one to }SvK ...eight months, one to four months, two to y,i three months, four to six weeks' detention. *i olie to four weeks, and one to two weeks' '* detention, while four were acquitted. *' A. number, of persons have also been eon --' demried in connection with the riot at Wed .iv ding to; penalties of from 50 marks to one m year's imprisonment.
The War at Renmark. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
The War at Renmark. BY K.S.S. Iiik fight goes on. The employers' dele gates have returned from Melbourne — like- wise Murphy and Brand. The politicians have been doing some queer wire-pulling. The local rag, the Pioneer, came out on March 4 with some scare headlines: 'The terrible gospel of class hatred,' 'The lamo-iiKe uaie — au vises unionists to cluvy scabs — And they do it.' 'Total destruc tion of the dried fruit industry threat ened,' and so on. Summonses are coming in fast. Special detectives and police (SENT ALONG BY THE LABOR GOVERNMENT! do you hear, you Labor Leaguers?) are arriving; and the police, having nothing else to do, are insolently ordering the citizens not to block the footpaths! They say that the rea son for this is that a certain J.P. (who is also a scab grower) was drunk, and as he passed along someone called out 'Scab.' Dale has been served with a summons — to appear this Friday, but the case will not be heard till about Wednesday week. I have been told that t...
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
Prance. : Simon Lcbrun, an old member of the National Assembly, died at Croisy on Janu ary 27, at the age of !)(5. He was the son in-law of Michel de Buurges. For the last 20 years Simon Lebrun marched hand in hand with our party. VJur party ill J1 liuiuu iiua aurtLuuieu -t auvuiu loss in the death of comrade Phillippe Desmerges, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. Desmerges, who was a weaver.. ren- dered inestimable services in the early days of the movement, always remained in close touch with it, and was for 2(1 years municipal councillor in his com mune.
The Passing Show. CONDUCTED BY OTUS. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
j The Passing Show. ; CONDUCTED BV IYTVH. . Thk departmental regulation prohibiting the railway workers from knowing the details of the meetings of the Railway Superannuation Board is one of the most insolent, and at the time most stupid, bits of work yet per formed by a department bossed by men who are egregiously stupid. The railway workers should witnaraw tneir representatives irom the Board until such tire e as the anomaly is rectified — and if it can't be rectified any other way they should think out what effect a 48 hours' strike would have on those who are determined that the common working class shall not know what their bosses are doing with their interests. N.S.W. Government prosecutes a Federal Labor-member, who objects to secrecy re the Railway Superannuation Board; and a Fed eral Minister of the Crown wires : ' Bravo, -: ? Brother Catts. If you need either bail or . boodle, wire. There should be no secrecy, ? which is only the germ of both conspiracy and piracy in publi...
THE MAN UNDER THE STONE. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
THE MAN UNDER THE STONE. — . — ^ Whkn 1 see a workingnuin with muuth.s to feed, Up, day after day, in the dark before the dawn, And coining home, night after nigh , through the dusk, Swinging forward like some fierce silent luiimal, 1 see a man doomed to roll a human stunt' up an endless steep. He strains it onward incli by stubborn inch, Crouched always in the shadow of the rock. See where he crouches, twisted, cramped, mis shapen'. . He lifts for their life; The veins knot and darken — Blood surges into his face . . . Now he loses— now he wins — Now he loses — loses — (God of my soul!) Ho dlgi- his feet into the earth — There s a moment of terrified effort . . . AVill tliu huge stone break his hold, And crush him as it plunger to the gulf'.' The silent struggle goes on and on, Like two contending in a dream. — Edwin Maukham.
An Open Letter. To Mr. Donald Macdonell Concerning his Effort to Wreck a Strike. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
An Open Letter. ' To Mr. Donald Macdonell '?.'... ,. Concerning his Effort to Wreck a Strike. V,. BY H. K. HOLLAND. ?,;Sir, — In these days when political .degeneracy is the predominant char '; facteristic of the ' Labor' ' politician, ?'V,t'he most astounding acts' of treachery .; 'to' the working class are allowed to ' pass as a matter of course, and .the scab- ? parliamentarian is too ~- often, permitted to engage in the ^'.wb'rk of strike-smashing and selling ;r.out without any serious pro ;;;;.test from the rank and file of Trade ^Unionism or for that matter from the [+;' Labor'- Press. Part of the mis ?.Vsidn of TiIIsInTEKTvATIOXAL SOCIALIST ?j— the paper that, above all others, ???stands for Revolutionary Unionism ??'—is to proclaim that the day of im ?Vmunity from exposure for the said *£, scab politician has gone for ever — - that is, for ever .while The Istekna . tiojstal Socialist lives. Having said '?i\_ so much, need I tell you that, not '.'?' withstanding the knowledge...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 18 March 1911
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