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The Annual Picnic. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
The Annnal Picnic. Members are requested to for ward the name of the place they prefer for the purpose of holding a pic lie on Easter Monday. The following places hstve been pro posed : Sans Souci ? National Park .Long Bay Sandringham La Perouse. La Perouse has a pavilion whioh can be obtained. Selections to be returned to the seoretary, Organising Committee by Friday, Feb 28, and to be finally dealt with on Monday, March 3, at the meeting. All members should make a point of being at this meet i'ng-
SOME FACTS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
SOME FACTS. The classes, in order to success fully exploit the masses, have had to alter their methods from time to time. For a long period after tha Great Plague, laborers were scarce, and the method adopted was to fix wageB by law, and to forbid the worker to leave his parish. When the industrial revolution, consequent on ine mveuciuu ui wage-saving machinery, had fairly started, and the era of labor dis placement had commenced, workers were plentiful, freedom of contract was decreed and the policy of let alone inaugurated, under which the worker was at liberty to make his own terms with the boss, but, in order to prevent l\im uniting with his fellows and .making terms col wot© enacted. ; I ? '''v ? ?' ' We have now reached the era of in a u^rial combination and capitalist concentration ; and, in order to pre vent the enormous loss of profits they are continually liable to, by strikes, whether they are successful or not (the great Btrike in the English engineering trade of some fe...
THE SOCIALIST CATECHISM. I.—DIVISION OF TOIL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
THE SOCIALIST 6»TE CHISM. (BT J. L. JOTNEB.) I. — DIVISION OF TOIL. - Q. : Why ia it necessary that '? work should be done in the world ? , A. : Because men require food, clothing, and shelter, and these ; cannot be obtained without work. Q. : Is the work which mast be - done to procure these necessaries . either very hard or very longP A. : ? It is neither the one nor the other. ; After all the necessary work has ? J ? i.U ? „ i„ !i UUUC) cuoio id auipio for the enjoyment of leisure the production of beautiful gs. j. : Then why do immense num i of men spend their whole lives loing work whioh gives them no i9ure, while the enjoyment of are is an impossibility for them? ; Because there is another large is of men who keep all the avail - leisure and pleasure for them es. J. : How may these two sets of ;ons be distinguished P A. : As iloyers and employed ; idlers and kers ; privileged and plundered ; more simply still, as rich and p. J. : Cannot the poor provide the i with food, clothi...
Sold Again! [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
Sold Again! .The Cheap Jack stands in tha market place, A-rolling his shifty eye, Twisting his plausible, wrinkled face, And pattering swift' and sly. You've seen him pause on his gaudy cart, Whsre bumpkins gaping stand, And practise his hanky-panky art With a quick and dexterous hand. He takes a purse in one hand, so free. In the other half a crown ; With his ' Watch ! there a no decep tion — see?' He cozens the foolish clown. For though the coin in tho purse may ring, It makes the poor yokel stare 1 To find, when he'B bought the tawdry thing, The half-crown isn't there. The candidate stands in the market place With promises bright as gold ; I You know his smug, persuasive face— His eloquence glib and bold. He handles his words with easy skill, Ab mountebank juggles with plates; And voters stand watching, agape and stiil, As over their questions he skates. - He promises this, and he promises that — He promises great and small, . ? It's corioua^t^.'as Fve ofteh ftoughf^T^F That vote...
The Oysters and the Starfish. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
The Oysters and the Starfish. The inhabitants of Oyster Village had lived contentedly for a long time on ^ rich Mud Flat, and as food was ..oundant they increased in size and numbers. Then one day 1 along came a swarm- of curious little five-armed creatures who set tled down on the village and begun Bucking the oysters from their oVtnl 1 a WlianAnnnn fitA rri 1 1 Q called a meeting to discuss the strange visitors and their peculiar tastes. '? This is evident! KC '.^pensation of Providence,' Baid a Venerable Oyster ' we must submit in pa tience to the Divine Will.' ' Simply the oporation of natu ral laws,' said the Scientific oyster. ' You know those aoft slimy creatures are much better fitted to survive than we hardshells.' ' The starfish own this mud-flat and the oysters they eat are merely Bent for allowing us to live on their Property,' put in another oyster, who had studied political economy. 'Fighting starfish developes the. highest characteristics of a true mollusc,' said a St...
Central Branch. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
Central Branch. Met on Tuesday, Feb. 11, Com rade McDiirmott in the chair. Resolved that the secretary for ward collecting uards to members. Secret iry reported having made inquiries re having the lamp placed outside the hall. Financial statement for the week showed an improvement. Resolved that the next members meeting night be held on Tuesday, 25th, when all are expected to be present, and take their share of the work, of which there is plenty to do. Members who have not signed the questions and received their certi ficates are reminded that the coat is only 6d, and they can obtain them by applyiug to the secretary. The wife of General De Wet states that her husband would rath er die than surrender, and she would rather bury hira than see him capi tulate to the British.
OFFICIAL. AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE. Headquarters: MARX HALL, 251 CASTLEREAGH ST, SYDNEY. OBJECT: [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
OFFICIAL. AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST! LEAGUE. ? Headquarters : ? Marx Hall, 251 Castlereagh St,l Sydney. | i OBJECT : ? The establishment of a Co-openfl tive Commonwealth founded on tH Collective Ownership of the Land ul Means of Production, DistribntiosB and Exchange. B METHODS, ? The industrial and political orgaill sation of the workers — mental aifl manual : Distribution of SocialaH Literature, Lectures on Serialise also social, political, and industriiS questions ; and, to attain our objed (a Co-operative Commonwealth), tbH election of Socialists to Parlinment-B Federal and State — and Munia'pH Councils. If Central Branch meets at IleadquiiH quarters first Tuesday in tiB month. Central Executive ereifl Tuesday 8 p.m. — Secretary, H. Drake. Lectures every Sunday night at H p.m., at Headquarters. PuUH Invited. Questions and disc^! cusion allowed time permitting^! 'Musical Evening and Lecture^H First Sunday in each month. Economic Class.— The Class m^H every Sunday at 10.30 Every member...
Waterloo Branch. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
Waterloo Branch. This branch held its usual fort nightly propaganda meeting, Feb. tbe lltb, at the oorner of Redfern and Botany streets, Redfern. Tbe following oomrades officiated : G. Isaacs (chair), J. J. Morrish, and our Canadian f'iend, Comrade Grif fith. They spoke for fully two hours and a half to a large and attentive audience. Comrade Griffith pointed i.1 ? L XI ? ? l_ x ? i ? uuii turn mere were uuiy two nauoos in the world — the workers on the one hand and the capitalists on the other, the only difference being that tha capi alidts of the world under stand their class position, while on the contrary tho worders are always ready to fly at each other's throat, and to do the bidding of their mas ters. Fellow workers, attend our meeb ings, and help to abolish this de grading capitalist system, and help to bring in tbe Co-operative Com monwealth. A. B. Prood, Hon. Branch Sec.
THE PLAGUE With Us Again. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
THE PLAGUE With Us Again. After all the blowing of trum pets by the See Government, at their triumph in wiping out the Plague, it has returned again, and as usual it is the working-class that nuffers. What else can be ex pected 1 — the rat-infested warrens they are satisfied to live in harbor the deadly microbe, and the filth they are surrounded with in their daily work makes them easy vic tims. J. he last visitation showed the horrors of the fceted dens and slnms the workers have to herd in. They are the sufferers ; but the capitalist class have sufficient influence to prevent any real, effective measures beini? taken to avert a recurrence of this filtb-disease. Factories and workshops des pite factory and other legislation — are insanitary and rat-infested ; yet we have inspectors with eyes which see not, health boards and munici- ' pal councils, all armed with suffi cient powers to compel observance of cleanliness and decency ; but it is not done. Why ? Simply be cause they are p...
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL MEN. POVERTY IN THE LAND OF THE FREE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR i ALL MEN. POVEKTY IN' T SB LAND OF [ THE FREE. I The following excerpt from a pitalist daily Bheet shows clearly the most incredulous, the awful nditions under which the British ige-slaves vegetate, and should i carefully read and kept for ture reference by those who lagine that freedom exists under e flag that so proudly waves over e ?' tight little island ' : Two questions that crp hourly for ^?remedy - have been brought hourly ^Before ns only this week. In his ^Eook on ' Poverty,' Mr. Seebohm ^BRowntree has done for Tork much ?Kwhat Mr. Charles Booth did for ^Etondon, and his investigation has ^fthown that in the smaller town of ^K0,000 inhabitants, as in the migh Hfty metropolis, the ' submerged Hpenth ' is no mere figure of speech. ' Poverty,' for the purpose of BfMr. Rowntree's investigation is that ^?rtate of life in which the earnings I Hof a family are ' insufficient to ob i^Ksin the minimum necessaries for ,^Mhe maintenance of merely physical '^Bsificienc...
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
General Executive. This committee met on Friday night last week. Present : Com rades Proud (chair), Batho, Carson, Thomson, Neill, Drake, Isaacs, Mo roney, and Clark. An apology was received and ac cepted from Comrade H. Holland. The People financial statement and Press Committee reports were received and adopted. Provision for current week's expenditure re The People was made. A quantity of Conference busines was transacted, when the meeting adjourned to Feb. 21.
Organising Committee. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
Organising Committee. This body met on Monday night. Present : Comrades Carson, Drake, Klostermann, Batho, Sloane, Proud, Neill, Nelson, Ludewig, Johnson, Riisfeldt, Isaacs, Miss Victor, H. Ostler in the chair. ?The seoretary submitted a sylla bus of ri eetings to March 26, whioh was adopted. The arrangements for the conducting of meetings to Maroh 5 was made. The arrangements for holding the future meetings was postponed to next meeting of the Organising Committee. The annual picnic was discussed, and tbe details advanced to a fur ther Btaga. It was decided to in sert a notice in The People re the picniu, to which the notice of members and friends is drawn. Resolved the General Executive be requested to convene a special meeting by circularising everymem ber of the movement for the pur pose of considering the best organ ising methods. The meeting then adjourned to March 29. ^ G. Isaacs, Organising Seoretary.
Happy Miners. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
Happy Miners. A good deal ot sympathy has been at times extended to the Newcastle miners for abuses they suffer owing to capitalist brutality. Pictures of the horrible grinding they have to endure has been painted time and oft. Yet it all seems a mistake because the miners look upon these capitalist slave-drivers as. men and brothers, born from the same mighty mother, from the same grand stock — children of the, one empire, where freedom, love, brotherhood, ] justice and humanity are the privileges of the whole jnighfcy race. The miners are happy and contented. Alexander Brown, Dr. Robertson, Crowdace. Co operative Barr, and the Kings of Minmi, are their sworn brothers and friends Therefore, the miners stand for the empire against all comers, and are heart and soul for j the complete, absolute and entire Subjugation of the Boers, The mere mention of screw- sellar Brummagem Chamberlain will in - stantly cause their hats to be raised, and a radiance of glory suffuse their learned face...
Cricket and Capitalism. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
Gricket and @apitalism. Hobstbalia, when it is not agitated about preserving Joe Chamberlain's affairs iu South Africa, is either concerned about Tatts. sweepB or test cricket matches. Australians have in tense admiration for the cricket business.- They know all the technics ities of the game and swear by its exponents, Very rarely, though, has a member of I the working-class the time and ' opportun-ty to developo as a firat cli»BS criiketer. Like everything else, the institutions that control the game are dominated by the capitalists and only their pets and hirelings have a chance of coming to the front. Nine-tenths of Australia's loading cricketers are recruited from th? warehouses and offices ot the capitalist class, They are always against the workers, and help the capitalist every time a strike takes place, and when necessary have acted as special constables. The workers seem satisfied with the arrange ment, and applaud McLaren and Co. the ear ?' as they do -their fellow cov. f...
"The People." SUBS. RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
'The People.' Subs. Received. I J.O., Wall send, 1b ; H.R., Hun. ter's Hill, Is : W.S., Erskineville, Is; W.MoI., Newtown, 2s; Per H.K., Enmore, 8s; Mr. W. Bal main, la ; — W., Surrey Hills, Is ; R.S., tialmain, 1b ; Woonona : 6., ls'; S,ls, ; J.A.K., 2s. E.J.B., Islington, 1b. Waratah : W. W., Is ; S.O., Is. ; A.H., 1b ; W.T.T., j Is ; F.P., Is.
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
The Socialist Press As* sistance Pond. Per D.M N„ W. W allsend, 6s 6d, A.T., 2s; R.D., Is; J.McD., Is; ?I.O.M., 2s 6d ; J.H., 8b ; Friend, 3s ; H.K„ 2s ; S.C.U , 2s 6d ; Mrs. S.C., 6d ; C.O.. 4b ; J.K., Is ; H. K.,2s 6d ; N.R., 1b; H.O., Is ; W.B., 2s ; W.J., la ; T.M., 6d ; J.S., 6d j F.H D.. 1b.
PEPPER AND SALT. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
PEPPER AND SALT, I A capital sight. The Federil I Bogus Labor Party nobbing with I brother Capitalist and union -smash. I era — a sight for the gods. I — °— I Another Richmond in the field. I Secretary Curley, of Newcastle I miners, is after the £750 a yeu I ? 1. M r «l ? A _T-.*L ? J. ? V CI ? H juu, uo jjtiuur je&ruibit&uur. omepj Sam, of Pyrmont, and the man who stopped the. seamen helping th* tailoresseB, will be pleased. — o— Curley is one of the old-timen, strong believer in the brother, capital-and-labor business, and with a strong scent after a job. Jobs, all the time. — o — The Ophir, which is rendered sacred through having brought the Juke here last year, is back again — with Lascar firemen. They are more reliable than the British— and cheaper. So the co. says, Let us sing — ' Sons of the Sea.' British capitalism is reaping tha harvest of its development The industrial inferno has .built up iti profiting-grinding system on the bodies of men, women, and chil...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
WATCH THIS! SubsoriberB are Bpeoially notified that a BLUE MARK through this para graph signifies that their subscription is now OVERDUE. Subscribers whose papers are ao marked are re-. queBted to forward along their sub. before the end of present month otherwise they will be struck off the list, and the amount due called for. r DON'T I MISS ? An opportunity spending a realg^H time when within reach ; and one brief Bpell drown the life in the whirling maze. REMEMBER I Life is short ; bnfcyoo^M add one bright to its many dark by attending our GARDEN - FAtfl ON MARCH 8. H Dancing, &c., 3 to 10. Tickefc^B Thf People readers are fied that' their papers are posted later than Friday, Bhould be delivered by first on Saturday, except in veryre^^Hjj districts. Sydney and suM^Mj and Newcastle readers shoul^^^Rj port late delivery to the local master in the first case, and tj^^B — if the matter is not remedw^^B to the Deputy Postmaster-Gc^^^Bj Printed and published fw'^B proprietors by...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 February 1902
-a _/?« free insurance policies CI S! wiU cover your life for £loo afpiuf II || CT deith or pav LI per week (or disaM* ment TIiC Coloni&i Mutual Fire In. urance Co , Ltd., Sydney, hare agreed to pay all claims retulting from BUBONrc PLA.GUE,. By purchasing your clothing from ua, you will get this boon freeot oharge together with the best madx and Frmwa garment in and out of this dii. triot. We substantiate what we day by refunding yonr money if we failto ple«« you. We understand our business, and that is why we speak plain. Ladies' Costumes from £4— the ideal of grace and beauty. This line others can't approach. Gents' Suits. £i. For style, fit, and finish, they exoel. Others have tried it imi'ate, but so far without success. ' j B SHEPHARD, Near A. J.S. Bank. ? 37a and 874 Hunter St.. Newca- tie West, WHAT PEOPLE SAY : ? ^ Oil AD! CCTfiy'C PHOTOGRAPHS UnHnLtO I U1V 0 HRE THB BBST. Twelve Enamelled Cabinet and a beautiful jo x 12 Opal only ?