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THE DIGNITY OF LABOR. SOME EVERY-DAY FACTS [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
; jMMjjtou'i* ov OR.' f SOME EVERY-DAY PACTS (Compiled by Delta.) f Thoxas Cjuuik, a whteler em njoyad in .Hetton's Colliery, was killed by a 'Call of stone, whi e at work. v Deceased was driving his hone along one of the underground roads, when by. some' means ilia.-, -v. : ' animal knocked down a prop, and' that portion of the roof which the: timber had oeen support ng fell on: Clark ind eomp etely covered him. He was itot out promptly, ^ hut. only lived for a few minutes aftsr wards. A young man named Bennett, living: at Balmain, \ aa sen usly crushed by a bale of wool when aa^ eendingin a lift at Hentsch's bond, ^ where he was empoyed. it was found that he was suffering : ' ^ ffom serious interns 1 injuries, and he waa admitted to Sydney H . a* pital for treatment. An accident oecurre*1 at t$e* Colonial Sugar Company's works; Pyrmont last week, by which a man named William Davidson, aged 45 years, w *b killed. He was assisting save al other men to move' - ^ L a heavy piece of ir...
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
Sydney D T. doesn't care fpr the ' lively ajnd cheerful : optimism of the - ocialist Labor Party.' But we shall arrive, and the « ? 1. ? mi ? r— \-areygrapu wui care ior that much less. An intel ligent working class means the extinction of such jour nalism as Watkin Wynne and Randall Carey buy. Toby Tosspot : ''Now, there were a few men here and there who took their opinions from a few malici ous, lying rags, that seemed to think they acquired the authority of a God- head, because they bad a printing-press beyond them ' Just so. That's why Toby occupies his present position. Bartoa's economical knowledge is just sublime, He 'regards a land tax as a tax upon production.' Does he mean a tax upon the pro ducer? — o— ?- N.S.W. authorities are experi encing gnat difficulty in getting the r eqnired number of men for the next Couth African contingent. Bvsnbsdv dossn't earn abont Bat ting fire to homesteads; — o — . Barton wants a 'white Aastra lia,' but all the same he wants to see blaok s...
Federal Election Campaign Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
Federal Election 6am* palgn Fund. Previously acknowledged, £21 18s 6d. J.McD., 10b ; J.N., 6d ; C.J., Is ; J.A„ Is ; Mrs.McD., 3s ; S.C.C , 1b ; Mrs. S.C.C., 5s ; Mrs. N., Is; Mr. P., Is ; Mrs. J. K , 2s ; Mrs F., 10s ; Miss McL., 2s ; Mr. K., Is ; Mrs R., 2s ; Miss M., Is ; A Friend, Is ; P.C., 5s ; R.H., 3s ; W.B., Is ; A.S., Is ; W.Y., 5s ; F.McC., 10s ; Friend, 10s; N.R., 2s 6d ; ProteBtant Hall Collection, £3 3s. Total, £29 Is Od.
GENERAL EXECUTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
GENERAL EXECUTIVE. : Met on February 17, Comrades present : D. Aldous (Chairman), Clark, Thornton, - Neil, Drake, and Acting-General Secretary Moroney. ' Correspondence-received from International Socialist Club and Election committee. Recommendations from the Election committee adopted, and the following meetings decided : Bnlli, March 9 '; Miller's Point, February 25.
OPENING THE CAMPAIGN THE PROTESTANT HALL MEETING. A GREAT WORKING CLASS GATHERING. A SOLID VOTE FOR SOCIALISM. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
OPENING THE CAMPAIGN THE PROTESTANT HALL MEETING, A GREAT WORKING CLASS GATHERING. A SOLID VOTE FOR SOCIALISM. On Monday last, Feb. 18, at the Sydney Protestant Hall, the Socialist Labor Party opene d its first political campaign in Australia, thereby creating an en tirely new situation in the poli i.2~~ ? J* ? J. TT ? -A- biro ui viiiD uuuiineiib. Hereto fore the political battle has been1 generally' fought by two sets of capitalist politicians, and, who ever won, the workers suffered as a class. Then the intelligent working class man had no option bnt to vote for a representative of the capitalist class or disfran chise himself altogether. That has all been changed now, and every honest working-class man in New Sonth Wales, at any rate, will have an opportunity to vote for the principles of his. own class ; he will not now be com pelled to blackleg againBt his own interests on polling day. AN HISTORICAL EVENT. The advent of the Socialist Labor Party into the Political Field will i...
A WHITE AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
A WHITE AUSTRALIA. This is one of the first demands of the Australian' Socialist, Labor Party. The flist plank of their Federal platTorm reads : . UNDESIRABLE RACES.— The ex &nbsp; cfasion of races whose presence under presrat competitive condl ±1^ ? .fl-Li ? t ? II ? — * « .f nou might lower the standard of living of Australian workers. Herein is given a clear reason why such undesirable people should be excluded, and. why ; the Socialist Labor Party makes ' such a demand. The socialist Labor party is the only party which can intelli gibly, and honestly, and earnestly voice the demands of the work ing-class. It being the desire of every worker to maintain and to raise his standard of living, it follows that every worker is op posed to anything that menaces the existing standard. The So cialist Labor Party is composed of that portion of the working class that recognises that the standard of living to fixed, raised, lowered, by that class of the community owning the means of ...
SOCIALISM. A paper read before the Albany Prees Club (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
SOCIALISM. — ♦ ? ? ? A paper read before the Albany Press Club By WILLIAM SCHOLL McCLURE. (Beprinted from ' The People ' Library, New York.) (Continued.) Socialism does not propose any portioning out of the wealth of the., country, share and share alike, nor does it have a vague expectation that if this were done, it wonld some how or other stay divided. On no other point is misrepresentation so frequent. Of such sort was the remark of Mr. Ingals, which recently went &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; uu, lugaiu, nuivu raunubiy woaii the rounds of the Press, to the effect that if the wealth of the na tion were equally divided, 'Within six months some men would be riding -in palace-cars, some in buggies, some would be on foot, and some would be sitting on the fence corners waiting for the procession to go on.' The only drawback to this brilliant epi gram is that it requires for its proper appreciation ignorance equal to that of the man who made it. True enoug...
State Platform. SOCIAL DEMANDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
State Platform. SOCIAL DEMANDS. I, OH1LD LABOR, — All children to attain the age of 15 before baing permitted to engage in any wage- earning occupatton. J. WOMEN'S LABOB.— Equalisation of Women's wage* with : -ho«e: ofnnen where equal service ia performed. No woman to be em* * cloved under condition* detrimental to her health or morality. 5.BIGHTHOUR DAY.— Induction of the hoars of labor in ac ' , -1, . oordance with the increase of production ; immediate legalisation of a working day of eight hours (or leas), overtime to be a penal offence. , 4. FACTOBIEB LEGISLATION. — An efficient and comprehensive /:-vl-'--::-;jiffaetoriea' Act to provide for healthy and humane condition* of employ ment. Any breach of the Act to be a penal offence. All Factory In : . apectorfl to be elected by the workera in their respective district*. All National and Publio Workshops to be within tbe jurisdiction of the ' 6. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. — An Employers' Liability Act, to r ; provide for compensation t...
DEMANDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE (Adopted Easter, 1898). "Workers of all Countries, Unite!"—MARX. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
-^DEMANDS— ^ OFTHE AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE (Adopted Easier, 1898). ' Vfrktra of all (Soaitrln, Dalle l*'—ilIARX. ;; RMHE capitalist form of Society in which we at present Alive, and -which the capitalists uphold, is, based -?4ft* npon class supremacy, maintained b- class govern ^1^ ment through the private ownership of the means ; :l ~of production, distribution* and exchange. : This economic power, this possession by the landlord and capitalist class of the whole of the forces of wealth production, puts the working-class in complete subjec tion to the said dominant class, thus depriving the great mass ot the people oi the fall product of their labor. . As the present system is thus based upon 'class an tagonisms and injustice, and as tho capitalist class will . omy permit the wage-earning class to produce wealth in the form of commodities for sale, paying to them as wages but one-third of the wealth so produced, and tak ing for themselves the other two-thirds as profits, the af...
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
CoHSTiiVTioirAi. Ahskdmbhts. a The Leagae having fonght for a Commonwealth Parliament of one * .. Chamber in the election of whioh every Australian Oitisen should have ? ' equal voting power ; and when the bi-cameral system was accepted having fought for proportional representatiod in the Senate and for the limiting of the powers of tbat Chamber ,now reaffirms its opposition to the present Constitution, and while willing to aid in any honest attempt , to place the power of Goverament in the hands of- the people thei*- ' selves, is prepared to persistently demand the following amendments or .. the Constitution : — - V&3 1. ABOLI1ION OF THB 8E NATE.— Until that, is gained to agitate for One Adult One Vote ; proportional Representation in both J vtfj Houses ; single electorates for Senatorial Elections ; the National Referendum for the solution of deadlocks between the two Houses ; abolition of the Senate's power of veto. . ' -/'v! 2. THE INITIATE AAD REFERENDUM.— The people to...
Federal Platform. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
Federal Platform. ? ♦ ? 1. UNDESIRABLE RACE^,— The exclusion of races whose presence under present competitive conditions might lower the stand* f ard of living of Australian workers. 2. OLD AGE PENSIONS. — Pensions for the aged and infirm which will guarantee a decent standard of living ; the necesasry fond to come out of the Consolidated Revenue. . 8. ABOLITION OF MILITARISM.— The abolition of tbe per manent force, and the substitution of a Citieen's Defence Force. Tke ct ssation of voting money for the maintenance of a fleet not owned by ' - c the Australian people. 4, INVENTIONS, — Inventions to b* free to all.. The investor* to be rewarded by the nation. 1 5. ADMINISTRA ' IVE.— (a) The Eight-hoars day (or less) and .the Union rate of wages (or higher) to be observed in all departments of the Commonwealth. (b) Direct Publio Employment. All publio works to be carried oat 'without the intervention of the contractor. : ^ (c) Every Employee in the Pnblic Service to' have full rights...
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. XN ORDER to give practical effect to the principles of Sooialiam^ through th# Ballot-box, the members of the^Aostralian l ^ r. %^ . Socialist League have decided to enter the Political field, reoognisinf that onlj by this means can the wprkingHdMB obblii? control of the Governmental machinery, and the aims of Socialism be realised. Hence, a new foroe makes its advent into . (yl v) Australian Politics, standing onlj and uncompromisingly for the working-class. That new foroe iB ' ^ J THE SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY. __ With the establishment of the Australian Commonwealth, new industrial developments: will take place—ere even new 1 taking place, and the political and class divisions created by conflicting industrial and class interests will be more rigidly drawn than hitherto. These new developments will more than ever necessitate the existence of a Socialist politioal party — a fighting party — aiming at the complete overthrow of Capitalism — i.e., t...
AN APPEAL FOR THE CAMPAIGN FUND AND "THE PEOPLE." [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
AN APPEAL FOR THE CAMPAIGN FUND AND ' THE PEOPLE.' By direotion of the General Executive an appeal is hereby made to all friends and supporters for a apeoial effort in aid of the Campaign Fnnd and Tn Paora, Whilat being deeply sensible and grateful for all thatbai already been sobaoribed and with a full reoignition oi the heavy aid cjutiaaous calls which the work of' the movement makes on allooncerned, yet the Execu tive fael justified in asking from all who oan afford it inoreaied fianoial sup port for Gampaigj purposes We want our manifesto distributed . roadeoast throughout New South Wales and the Commonwealth — at the very least 100,000 are necessary— besides leaflets. This means oath. We also want to print a special Campaign Issue of The Psoras, whioh is impossible with our present financial resources. We are in the theik of the fight. We are making oon verts. Socialism is gaining a hearing such as was never before possible in h Australia. Speakers oauuot go every where, hence ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
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CAMPAIGN FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
CAMPAIGN FIXTURES. Senatorial Candidates will Bpeak as follows : Saturday, Maroh 2. Burwood— Freemason's Hotel, J. Neill and H, E. Holland. Newcastle. — Sample's Balcony, J. O. Moroney. J. J. Morrish, and T. Melling. - Sunday, March 3. Islington Beserve, at 3, — J. O, Moroney, J, J. Morrish and T. . Melling. o Wednesday.— Maroh 6; Ashfield Hotel, Ashfield —J. J. Morrish, J. O. Moroney, and J ? Neill, Thursday. — Maroh 7. North Sydney. Maroh 8 and 9. Illawarra District- — Thomson, Holland and Neill. Lambton at 7. — Star Theatre, Ji J. Morrish and J. O. Moroney. Monday, March 4. Pyrmont,— 'Elder's Hall, H. E, . Holland, Andrew Thomson, and ? J. Neill, West Wallsend. — J. O. Moroney. J. J. Morrish and T. Melling* Tuesday, March 5. Paddington— A. Thomson and H, E. Holland.
EXIT SOLIDARITY. CAPITALISM REJOICES AT ITS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
EXIT SOLIDARITY. 0APITALI8M REJOIOBB AT ITS WOBK. In the 'Daily Telegraph' of Feb. 22-01 appear* an artiele headed 'Control of the Labor Movement.' In it is indicated the eollapse of the body known as the Political Labor League, and the increased freedom the 'Labor member' will have as a result. It is pointed out in the follo wing words ^ «« TUB IDlSAL SKETCH t-D. '.' The movement, when established, was intended as a political vanguard. The skirmishers of the labar party were always to be ahead of the forces of any other partjr, taking the kieka i tridental to the pioneering of new political idea*, and receiving no ha'pence. Then, as the planks of their platform gradually be came popularised, and were adopted by ther ignug party of the moment, the labor party was to atrike'eamp and shift . its tents, in. order to break more un familiar, and consequently unpopular, groand, They wculd thus be always ahead of popular opinion; preparing the pejple for reforms, and consequently ahead of ...
CAMPAIGN NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
CAMPAIGN NOTES. Wb are now in the thick of thtf fight and things are booming. Our meetings have been eye opeuar. The Protestant Hall meeting was just great. Newtown was, if anything, more enthusiastic. Hall crowded ; overflow meeting outside. The same night B. E. O'Connor, Kingston and Drake ?poke to a handful of people in the Temperance Hall, Sydney. Big reports in dailies, of course. Bat we had the people. Moroney was is hia very best form, and had the audience with him all the time. The enthusiasm was extreme. Thomson's figures revealed to the Workers many things hitherto un known 'to them, and Neill made tbe conomding speech of the night, after which an unanimous vote was recorded for the Sooialist fcix ; and the meeting closed with three hearty cheers lor Socialism. Outside, Holland spoke to some hundreds of people, who listened attentively and betimes applauded the Socialist attitude. Drake also addressed this meeting in support of the candidates. Leichhardt meeting was a good...
CONSUMPTION. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
CONSUMPTION, In July of thia year a British Congress oa tuberculosis is to mask in London. Consumption is' a contagious disease bred by filth and insanitary surroundings, and at tacks those, whose constitutions have ben enfeebled' by living in those surroundings, or by the : operations of tha wage aystem pre venting them obtaining sufficiently nourishing food. Thai i» to say, it is a duea.ie that eapitalism ia direetly responsible for, anl only by the removal of capitalistic eon ditions can there beany hope of „ its eradication. The working elass are the people who are compelled to. live under condit'ons conducive , to the development of the disease, because being compelled to sell their power to labor or s arve, and not being successful in all selling their labor power,- they eompste with one another for the privilege of being the wage slaves . of the . capita ist class, and in that com petition they each endsavor to undersell their fellows The re sult is that the capitalist bnys t...
"The People." SUBS RECEIVED [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
' The People.' . Subs Hkoiived W.McI., Glebe, Is 5 H.G., New town, 2s ; G.R.T., Waterloo, Is ; W.C.', Redfern, 1b 5 H.J.Y., Syd ney, 4s ; J.W., Sydney, 4s ; A.M., Lewisham, 2s ; International So cialist Clnb, 2s ; E.D., Marrack ville, Is ; A.K., Pyrmont, Is 5 J.T.D., Marrackville, Is ; W.P., Redfern, Is; G.A.C., Surry Hills, 4s ; W.D., T^ardell, 4s ; P.V., Grahamstown, 4fl ; P.J.G., Shep hardstojwn, 2s ; J.W., Marrick ville, 2s ; T.R., Stockton, Is ; W. O., Alexandria, ;ls ; S.B., Leich hardt, Is ; F.T.4 Sydney, 4s ; R. H., Paddingtonj. 2s ; B.S., Bal main,ls ; C.C., Camper down, Is; E.B., Annan dale, Is ; West Walls end subs,- 10s :? OX., Newtown, la ; H.W.,-LeicIihrrdt, is ; S.J.H., . Newtown, \1b .} H.S., ' Burwood, 1 i .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 March 1901
The ' Catholic Press,' in a shrieky article, reckons there's only one 'good' man out for the Senate ; and that good man ia — Proudfoot O'Connor. 'As it -was in the beginning.' Two thousand years ago they cried, ' Release unto us Barabbaa.' 'Twould seem the more dishonor attaches to a man, the greater his claim on the purveyors of re ligion. It ia significant that juat as the old Devonshire-street cemetery is being dieturbed and the dead removed, Mr. W. W. Richardson appears on the scene as a candi date for the Federal Parliament, and it will be remembered th&t - seVeral empty coffins have been found in the cemetery. Where is W. W. Dowell ?—' News letter.' 'HARBY 8TEGGA k CO* The oldest Clothing Store in lfewcarfle The Plaoe wfews-you get ebed Va ne for your . MsBSJf .