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"The People." SUBS. RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
'The People.' Sobs. Received. — K., le, Botany; W., Is, Ers kineville; S., Is, Erskineville ; ML, Is, Erskineville ; L,, Is, Erskine ville; R , Is, Erskineville; M., Is, Erskineville; -., Is, Alexandria; M., Is, Alexandria ; W., Is, Alex andria ; T B., 4s, Mount Hope ; D, M'N., 6s, W. Wallaend; R.N., 5s, city ; W.H., Is, oity ; O.T., Broad water B.R. ; F.F., 2s 6d, Casino R.R. ?
GLEBE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
GLEtfE. Comrades Dade, Riisfeldt, Isaacs,. Ostler (chair), and Holland (spea ker) attended at the corner of on mofiaay uTtfnt. After a hard struggle by the speaker a fair crowd managed to congregate and lis tened to an exposition of capitalism. At the conclusion of the meeting several inquiries were made as to the whereabouts of the hall, etc., which iB a promising aspect.
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
The Socialist Press Hs» sistance Pond. H.K. 2s 6d, J.M'D. 2s, S.C.C 2s, Mrs. S.C.C. 6d, R.D. Is, R.H 2s, J.K. Is, J.O.M. 2s, W.B. 2s, J.S. 6d, T.M. 6d, F.H.D. Is.
MARTIN PLACE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
MARTIN PLACE. Comrade Os'ler (chair) and J. Neill (speaker) addressed a large meeting at this centre on Sunday night, great interest being evinced while Neill explained the economic position of the working class, 'he paper sold freely also, Comrades and nupporters will be pleased to learn that our late General Secretary. C. VI . Barlow, who is now at VVillinmsdale, Quean beyan is steadily improving in his health. Though of course no indi vidual is indispensable to our move ment, the en orced absence of our comrade, who is one of the hardest grafters in Australia for the prin ciples of Socialism, has been a loss to the cause, which we hope will be speedily removed by bis return to healtu.
Special Appeal Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
Special Appeal Fund. The response to the above a.) peal has so far been a generous one, and the general executive expect the full sum asked for, £30, to be sub scribed by the end of the month. Will all comrades with cards and those who pledged certain amonnts forward same to general secaetary not later than Sunday next, March 2. We require it all by that date, so let all do their best. Previously acknowledged, £23 14s 3d. A.J.S., 2s 6d, per D.M.N., 3s. Total, £23 19s 9d.
Central Branch. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
Central Branch. Meeting eventuated on Tuesday night, March 11. * omrade A. J Shirley in the chair, and a good at tendance of members present. Three names were read up for mem bership. The conference agenda pa'per was disnnssed and delegates elected, viz., Comrades A. Thorn ton, D. Carson, L. Hairs. The financial report, showing an increase on the fortnight, was adopted. Detail arrangements in connec tion with the hall were decided. Owing to the hall being engaged the exeontive will not meet on Tues day next F. H. Dbaki, Seo In our last week's report of con cert Mrs. Renshaw's name was in correctly given as M ra. Kneethaw.
AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE. Notice to Members. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE. Notice to Members. The Ballot of the League taken by the General Executive has re sulted in favor of the question sub mitted to members. The Executive therefore notify Branches and members that the levy is now in force, and all are re quested to pay same through the Branch secretaries, dating from Feb. 1, who shall forward returns to the undersigned. Jas. 0. Mobonkt, Gen. Sec.
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
General Executive. ? » The usual meeting was held on Friday of last week at The PeopIiB Office. Comrades Thomson, Oar son, Batho, Proud, Drake. I Hol land, Isaacs, Neill (chair), Seo. Moroney, and Treasurer Clarke. The Pkople weekly statement and the press commit ten report were received and adopted. Accounts passed for payment and other rou tine business transacted, when the meeting adjourned to March 14.
THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT A SOCIALIST COMPOSER AND HIS ART. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT A SOCIALIST COMPOSER AND HIS ART. Oh a calm and beautiful Sunday evening early in Jane we gathered together, a few kindred souls, round the hospitable board of two brave and beloved comrades, whose trium phant love-joy we shared, even as we recently had shared the sorrows of their Gethsemane. The life and : bouI of our little party was a big . Russian musician, whose genial ; - humour and almost boyish enthu siasm affected us all. A man of distinguished appearance and bear ing, his face bore the unmistakable stamp of genins ; it seemed to be perfectly familiar to me, yet I could not recall where I had seen it be^ fore, and in vain did I tax my , .''' men ory - perhaps some picture, half-forgotten, had been recalled and only dimly recognised. '* Play us something, Bronnoff,' said someone, when the meal was ? over and we were gathered in the modest drawing-room. ' .Yes, do ! Play us something of your own,' we urged in unison. Brounoff rose without the sligh test tr...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
To Correspondents. D. M'N. (West Wallaend)— Papers you complain of posted last week. All your papers go together every Thursday night. Will write later. Good luck. H.A.H. (Warialda)— Can't aay defi nitely which of the bogua carries square and compass. Will make in qulnes and publish if reliable. M.E.H. (Balmain)-' Is life worth living?' Hardly defiuita enough-the article we mean. Will consider it. All correspondence for current week must reach the office not later than Monday evening.
WAGE-LABOR AND CAPITAL. WHAT ABE WAGES AND HOW ARE THEY DETERMINED.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
WAGE'LABOR AND CAPITAL. Bt Earl Marx. WHAT ARE WAGES AWD HOW ABE THET DETERMINED. — CONTINUED. We might show from another point of view how not only the supply, bnt also the demand, is de termined by the cost of production ; but this would lead us too far from our present subject ? We have just seen how the fluc tuations of supply and demand al ways reduce the price of a commo dity to its cost of production. It is true that the precise price of a commodity is always either above or below its cost of production ; but the rise and fall reciprocally balance each other, so within a certain period, if the ebb and flow of the business are reckoned up together, commodities are exchanged with one another in accordance with their cost of production ; and thus their cose of production determines their price. The determination of price by cost of production is not to be un derstood in the sense of the econo mists. The economists declare that the average price of commodi ties is equal to the co...
MEETINGS: NEWTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
meetings: NEWTOWN. The fortnightly meeting was held on the Bridge on Wednesday night last week. Comrades Riisfeld, Johnson (chair), Isaacs, F Drake (speakers) and Clarke put in an appearance and conducted a suc cessful meeting. Attention through out the addresses prevailed. ±he monthly garden party was held on Saturday, consequently no meetings took place th&t night.
[?]ESSONS PROM HISTORY. THE INCAS OF PERU. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
IBSSONS PROM HIS M TORY. ??si ? -* ? if THE INOAS OP PERU. KFhrre are many forma of Govern Bent in the world, each with its ?ray of advocates. To the Socialist ?ere is bat one :. Capitalism. Plu Boracy, masquerading as monarchy, ?poblica'.usrn, Ac. The only true Huerion by which they can and pet be judged, and by whioh they last be condemned or approved, is |e condition of the toiling masses, Mho Nation ? [Take as an instance, so-called pee America.' It is claimed, and ?Idly, that here we have a true ?public. Have we ? ?The literal meaning of the word fcppoblio' is— the Public Affairs, KrnbUc Business ; or, freely ren K»d, the Public Welfare. A Re ?Uic, then, is a system of Govern Kflt in which the Public Good is fc-primary and indeed the only Btot;. Now, is it not a notorious M that America is par excellence Klaad of millionaires and tramps, Bt is to say, the extreme of wealth ?ocuted with idleness, and the Kerne of poverty associated with ?B, grinding, ill-requited toil, en ?fed i...
DOMAIN. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
DOMAIN. The weekly meeting was carried out on Sunday afternoon. Isaacs (chair), J. Neill, and Morrish (speakers) ; Klosferman, Dade, and Riisfeldt the detail work. The audience was a large and sympa thetic one, and The People sold well.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
THE PAEIS COMMUNE 187 1. The Anniversary of the above heroic epoch of 'working-class history will be celebrated by the A.S L , on SUNDAY EVENING, March 16, at Marx Hall. Addresses by A. THOMSON J.O.MORONEY Short Musical Programme. Let every Socialist be there,
A Clear Statement. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
fl Clear Statement. The mo't important truth that he who calls himself a Socialist must recognise sooner or later is that Socialise is a working-class movement. It is not a great pre conceived humanitarian movement having for its express purpose the up-lifting of civilization ; by the es tablishment of economic justice that must follow as a matter of course. But the revolutionary Socialist is not an altruist as the term is generally applied. He is merely fighting for his interests and the in terests of hia class. He sees that by the evolution of industry a pro pertiless class has been produced. Although having produced every thing, this class is robbed of it all, except that portion which the capi talist class gives back in the shape of wa --s, just sufficient to sustain life and perpetuate the species. Socialism, then, is fcl-e awakening of a class to tlie consciousness that it is being robbed, and shows a way in which they can gain control of the public powers in order to legis la...
SLINGS & ARROWS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
SLINGS & ARROWS. Capitalism makes cowards of the working class ; they find themselves hemmed in its meshes, afraid to speak or act for fear of losing their job. Nothing but work — work ; as no work means starvation for them selves and their families. Yet the class they slave for and keep by their labor are continually insulting them. Last week at Goulburn the local bench was wrestling with some of the problems of the Early Closing Act — that wonderful measure of salvation — when the following jibe at the workers was made by one of the bucolic beaks : , The Police Magistrate said it ap- I peared to him that the Government were now legislating against every thing but laziness. They did not now legislate to make men work, but not to work. — o — When will the workers be men enough to kick against the brass bound impudence of the capitalist class and their jackals ? In no country in the world do the workers toil harder than in Australia. They have opened up the conti:.ent from en...
Federal Electoral Bill Fraud. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 March 1902
Federal Electoral Bill Fraud. . ? * ? The Senate is allowed to play with the Federal Electoral Bill to fill in time till the tariff bill reaches them, and of course on the chance of getting it. through. The People has repeatedly drawn attention to the inequalities of this fraud of a measure, and the gross betrayal of the working clans by the Bogus Labor Party in introducing — they were the first to bring it forward — a money deposit of £25 from all candidates who do not poll a fourth of the votes cast. So far not one of the creatnres who ' represent ' Labor in the Senate has raised hia voice against it.- They also support the ' proportional voting' fraud— ''in order to ensure the rights of minorities.' Now this is all bun kum, and they know it. No kind of fancy voting is go;ng to help Labor — or else would Barton and Co. favor it ? Brace Smith and M'Millan are advocates of it suffi cient in itself to damn it at once for every worker with brains and horse-Bonae. For Labor there can b...