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A WORLD DEMENTED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
A WORLD DEMENTED. 'Come with me,' said, tiie Spirit of Inqniry, ' and I will show yon a world demented, yet not withont hope.' And 1 followed along a path bordered by the wrecks of decayed civilisations. I saw the first be» ginnings of savage hnman societies, now entirely forgotten and blotted ont by the enveloping ocean cf time. I glanced hurriedly as we passed upon tbe splendours of ancient Babylon, the magnificence and cruelty of the Pharoahs, the almost forgotten grandenrofthe Persians. I would have stayed to look closely on Athens the lovely, to admire its stately monuments of art and its triumph of learning;' on glorions Borne too, once proud mistress of the world, with her conquering legions, and sovereign citizens, fed and amused with the spoils of an Empire; but my guide said 'Come,' and impatiently pointed omward — 'These things are of the past,' said he, 'and I would show you the living breathing present.' So we journeyed on ana presently came npon a scene so full of life...
PLAIN WORDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
emsn woffps; ' V( ' ^ The nineteeth century salutes the twentieth: — 'I bring you thestately matron named Christendom, re- ' turned bedraggled, besmi cbed, and , ' Mjm -dishonored from pirate raids In rJ'fS Kiaochan Manchuria, South AfrxOa and the Philippines, with her,M«! MjB -fall of i of boodle, and her month full of pious hypocrisies. Give her soap and' a g'aai.— Mask Twam^-v?££^,^ Dismal iWalker, the bank actually - managed to addressl a. . meeting at Singleton the other day; - - ' - Thb People his not yet been ad- ~.?V - vised of the noover/ oE the . audience. M'Gowen is clumsy aft the ham*' booiling game. He telle tKe cfiw^ jW' he's ''i eeeds to inform them.thii;l^ |iive'ii:^: - Barton a trial. ~ In ignorance, he imagines that a capi- '?'&M talistle politician with Barton's in* . famous record ean be trusted -to A enact legislation beneficial to the worker*. - , .vJjH 'Let us know where we a^e, and r vote for those who have a definite^ , ' -jfl and decided platform^''...
AN APPEAL FOR THE CAMPAIGN FUND AND "THE PEOPLE." [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
AN APPEAL FOR THE CAMPAIGN FUND AND ' THE PEOPLE.' By direction of the General Exeontive an appeal is hereby made to all - friends and supporters for a speoial effort in aid of the Campaign Fund and The Psopls, Whilst being deeply sensible and grateful for all that has already been subscribed and with a full recognition of the hawy aid continaaui oal!s whieh ths.work of the movement makes on all concerned, yet the Exeon tive feel justified in asking from all who can afford it inoreated fianoial sup port for Campaig i purposes We want our manifesto distributed roadcoast throughoat New South Wales and tbs Commonwealth — at the very least zoa.ooo are' necessary — besides leaflets. This means cash. We also want to print a special Campaign Issue ' of \ The PaoFZdi, which is impossible with our present financial resources. We are in the th'eik of the fight* We are making converts; Socialism is gaining a hearing suoh us was never before passible in Australia. Speakers cannot go every, wber...
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
Manifesto of the XN ORDER to give practical e fleet to the principles of SooIiiliBiii through 'tki}. 'BaUot-bo^ilto'nenritoB'f^tlM^ntfiilf&fvv'^^^ Socialist League have decided to enter the Political field, recognising that nnlyhy m«na retTi thu tynpyir^g-iilMH ftlrttin'- - : f control of the Governmental machinery, and the aims of Socialism be realised. Hence, a new foroe makaa its advent Into- -'m Australian Politics, standing onl) and uncompromisingly for the worklng-olaSB. That new foroe ia ^ THB SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY. , 1 . V,, M With the establishment of the Australian Commonwealth, new industrial developments will tafce- pfnflfl' r taking place, and the political and class divisions created by conflicting industrial and class interests will be*^ more .rigtdUy ? ''Sfl than hitherto. These new developments will more than ever necessitate (he existence of a Socialist political party— a fighting petty. - r r — aiming at the complete overthrow of Capitalism — i.e., tbe pri...
Key Note [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
Key Rote. Ym, yet shall be, and . once again Wore my People I shall go, ffifll plant my foot upon yonr :ii»v neclcs, and lay your thrones and kingdoms low; pti.11 free the slave and right the -wrong, with eword unsheathed and flag nnfnrled, And strong with outstretched arm '.? ? -of might cry Freedom's birth to all the world 'Revolution,' by Fkeiligrath. 'PEOPLE i \ \ $h» World for the World's Worker*
MIXED PICKLES. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
MIXED PICKLES. It seems almost unless for tbe British to Botha about De Wet William Frieud, a miner at Lrrd Dudley's Collieriea (Eng.), was killed by a lump of coal shooting ont of the solid face with .terrific force* A crane fell on. a laboring man named Oatei, at Matlock, and crashed 'him to death. George Stocks, a Manchetter miner, was entomed.17 honra and was dead wh-n reached. For two honrs he' called In vain for help. ' Five Chinese girl* were sold by auc tion in San Francisco. The prices were bom 1,700 to a,ooo dollars. No protest at the 'proceeding* was made. The whole of the ironworkers in Staf ford and Worcester have received a 7J per cent reduction in wage*. The master printers in London have formed a company to do composing in Belgium for the trade and themselves becanse the Union comps have agitated for better conditions. The casual waiters of London think of holding a meeting and appeal to the _ sympathy of the public, becanse the war in South Africa ha* put a stop to ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
dtJbhaSi hotel, : MAITLABP SOAP, IBX.1»QT0H. fv?^ itmi fclfec: '& &T Xi^BHi«»^BB,00LL^8BfIBTS 'v/j r Jj AIw- u up-to-date HAT, jLvs - ? TBY & GIL3ERT HOR&rBRf Tki City Batter an* Meicer, -? 117 HUHTBB BTRBET. ;B Iff *- JL a Solicitor, tc, f^frv . .. Obmt ObsmbervBolton Street, tyiiKutrr Momnnsto und-«n Beg A or Benoaal Security, JAMBS DART. Solicitor, *«?- Cotwni*rioner for Aj-d»Titt, Bolton-stwt ywreMtto. , y .*/?£-. ? TIT A. RB1D, SOLICITOR^. to v - --V W Orwmrininnwr tor ACdnnta 4 ; ' InpBUflT MONBT8 to Lend camrn JL B«Ue. Mr. W. H BAKER, Boh ;:. cttor. eto», Commissioner for the Awtm i s i '.w-r H»»Cok-sie-. BofawHtoeet, Newcastle ~ A BBOTT wd WOOD, Solicitors, & -- jHL J. ARTHUR WOOD, Botaxy ,/ ~ PabUo. Wood's Chambers. Sootfcstreet, £ B«w«asUe. Moaey to lend in Urge or i'-r*' ' » ?' - ? * ? ARTIFICIAL TEETH. ^ 4i Old Platen repaired it remodelled \r BliACKAIiIi & HUNT i Chemists and Dentiste, Htliifer StreeV Newcastle, and ,- Kem...
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
CoaSTITOTlOHAL AmEKDXKHTS. The League having fought for a Commonwealth Parliament of one Chamber in the election of which every Australian Citizen should have equal voting power ; and when the bi-oameral system was accepted having fought for proportional representation in the Senate and for the limiting of the powers of that Chamber ,now reaffirms its . opposition to the present Constitution, and while willing to aid in any honest attempt to place the power of Government in the hands of the people them selves, is prepared to persistently demand the following amendments ot the Constitution : — 1. ABOLITION OF THU SENATE.— Until that is gained to agitate for One Adult One Vote ; proportional Representation in both Houses ; single electorates for Senatorial Elections ; the National Befereadnm for the solution of ' deadlocks between the two Houses; abolition of the Senate's power of veto. .. 2. THE INITIATIVE AN D. BEFEBHNDUM.— The people to have the right to propose laws, and to vote u...
Federal Platform. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
Federal Platform. 1. UNDESIRABLE RACEH. — The exclusion of races whose presence under present competitive conditions might lower the stand 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 necessary fund to come out of the Consolidated Revenue. 8, ABOLITION OF MILITARISM. — The abolition of the per manent force, and the rabstitution of a Citizen's Defence Force. The cessation of voting money for the maintenance of a fleet) not owned by the Australian people. 4, INVENTIONS, — Inventions to bo free to all. The inventors to be rewarded by the nation. 5. ADMINISTRATIVE.— (a) The Eigtit-hours day (or less) and the Union rate of wages (or higher) to be observed in all departments of the Commonwealth. Q-) Direct Public Employment. All public works to be carried out without the intervention of the contractor. (c) Every Employee ia the Public Service to have full rights of Citizenship. No member...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
MLe l^ple ' tlttlee ?TttB SOCIALIST , LABOR PARTY. THE CANDIDATES FOB THE . FEDERAL SENATE, -:-, Thb following members have been selected by the Anstralian Socialist League, as the Candi dates for tbe Federal Senate. ANDREW THOMSON ! JAS. 0. MORONEY ' H. E. HOLLAND \ f J. J. MORRISH : JOHN NEIL THOMAS MELLING. These are the Socialist Six. .. Every worker should vote solid. - The first blow strnck for Social ism in Australia, TJlSJE* PEER ESQ B&KXS6 POWDER. — 0— the Best that Money can Buy I— o— All Grocers. GILBERT BROS. COACH FACTORY, 355 & 357 Hunter St. west. EVERT Description of VEHICLE built to Order. Of the Newest Design, with the BEST MATERIALS. Carriage*, Sulkies, Buggies, Spring ? Carta, etc. ES1IMATK8 GIVEN* Repairs Promptly Executed. Sulkies a Speciality. P. G- CROFTS. BOOKSELLEB, A. A Co.'* Bridge, Newcastle. Sec our new and choice variety of Birth day CarJs. Our J/. Box of Stationery is the Best, New Books for School Prises, landing OROFTS - A. A. Co.'* ...
"The People." SUES RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
'The People.' Subb Hkckivid Correction.— in Feb. 23 ac knowledgements read F.J.G., Shephardstown, 4s., and P.V.. Granamstown, 2s. Omitted last week W.F., Redfern, 2s. H.F.S., Enmore, Is M.D., Adelong, 4s ; W.E., Adelong, Is ; H.M., Adelong, 2s ; F.S., Sydney, 4s ; — .K., Balmain, Is ; A.R., Leichhardt, Is ; R.H., Austin mere, Is ; A.B., Woonona, 2s ; H.N., Newcastle, Is ; F.McC., North Sydney, 2s ; M.S., Ade long, 4s ; Mrs. O.B., Adelong, 2s ; A.S., Paddington, Is,
OLD AGE PENSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
OLD AGE PENSIONS. « In the State (N;S.W 4) Old Ag® Pension Bill provision is made for the sum of 10s per week per head. Bat if eaoh oouple have lived their life together, tliey do not get that 'Wm, and in order to receive the foil V benefit of this magnificent allowance *nnak onnnnite. otherwise the V sum they eaoh reoeive - will be . ? considerably lessened. Itis. feared f-',- * Ha* after an old couple have paid ;$&£???' the landlord's share out of their pension they might riot on the fifUnnn Tnii is how the working m ' -nlnm are treated by a capitalist £ Government. - The people who have built np the wealth of this oountry Should not be expected to Bpend their declining years on less than 10a per week, and it will be our bnsiness in the near future to in crease the sum. — Ahdbkw Thomson, Socialist Labor Party candidate. 1 b the words above quoted are con tained the most liberal provisions for the aged of the working class &nbsp; given by any section of the ruling &...
FILTHY NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 March 1901
FILTHY NEWCASTLE. &nbsp; &nbsp; When the Newcastle Vigilance Committee was in existence, and &nbsp; when a section of the members of &nbsp; that body made a determined at- &nbsp; tempt to have the sanitary arrange- &nbsp; meats of the Coal City placed on a more satisfactory footing, a section of the property-owners and their &nbsp; friends fought desperately to main- tain the old order of things. So desperately indeed did they wage their war against the men with the new ideas that they succeeded in &nbsp; preventing the committee from carrying ont the work for which it was called into existence; and the propertied section even bolted the committee's funds — and have not yet rendered an account to the general committee of the funds received and disposed of by them. Now, Newcastle is reaping the benefit ofthe interested crooked- &nbsp; ness of its 'people with a stake in the country ' Dr. Dick, Govern- ment Health...
March 23. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 March 1901
March 23. J.McD., la ; J.A.K., (Woonona) 2a 6d ; Waterloo Branch, 8b 2d ; Mrs. J.C.J , 5s ; per D.McN., 15s ; W.D., 6d ; G.G., 2s 6d ; Mrs McD , 2s ; S.C C, 5s ; J. A., Is ; J.T., la ; J,I., Is J.M., Is ; H.A. Is ; T.M., 10s ; N.R.. 2s 6d ; A.S., 2s 6d ; W.M., 5s ; W.K., 5s ; Collected in Domain. £1 13s 9d ; G.E., 5s. Total, £45 19s Ojd.
March 16. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 March 1901
March 16. Previously acknowledged, £37 12s 9£d. Italian Groupe, I.-.C., £1 ; 'G.K., 2b 6d ; J.S., la ; J.O. M., 2s 6d ; J.C.N., 10s ; C.B., 10b ; C.S., 2s ; W.H.S., 2s ; A.E., 2s ; J.T., Is ; G.D., 6d ; E.B., 2s ; C. L.. 10a ; May Day, 5s ; W.Y., 5d ; Alexandria Town Hall, 4s 4d.
Federal Election Campaign Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 March 1901
Federal Election earn* paign Pond. As the Campaign is drawing to a close, and there are several Collecting Cards unretnrned will everyone see that -they forward their's by Tuesday next, together with the amounts collected, to enable the committee to make the closing of the Campaign as successful as the opening.
AT HEADQUARTERS [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 March 1901
AT HJflADQUARTfcES ? - ? Comeadb Thomson 'ectnred on Sunday night on the su1 jeot of 'In- dustry and Progres*,'' and taok to task the otte ances of certain p li tioians in connection with local In dns'ry, pointing out the chief reason why there existed no mammoth manufacturing concerns here was due to the sparseness of population —limitation of markets- — and, con- i seanentfv. lank nf i'ni1nn-in«if fi» the extension of fleecing operations. Every capitalist-developed ooun'ry — such as Germany, Amorica, Eng land, etc. — possessed markets, internal and external. One reason why the powers were in Oiina to day was to force new markets for their' over-stocked commodities. Capitalist expansion was necessary for the maintenance of the present system ; it acted as a safety valve. The unequal manner in which pro duotion overbalanced consumption made it imperative that markets be found. Notwithstanding that New South Wales produced primary commodities in excess of any other country, the posit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 March 1901
We make a final appeal to all our members and friends to send along all the cash in band on Cam paign cards by Tuesday evening next,- (he 26th, at latest This ia the first socialist fight in Australian Politics. Make it memorable, and oIobo the Cam paign withia triumphant effort. We WaUHv ? IHOUBRIIUJB ui »»buw*' ~ ? tiofcets struok off during the week. How much we can do depends upon the amount of cash received. Se& in aU collecting cards by Tuesday ' next and all moneys to J.'O.-LMoBbMBy, AotiDg-General ? ?S^refatty.-v,;'-:. ??? - ? * -'HAiiaT BTBGGA k CO. ,Th» 'oMWrt CBothing Store in Newcastle .' :.:-v--.\: :-;:,;'-. The P1»OO Wktni yea tjrtfikwd V» iw tor your ' .;^:B^^;\t:', ***** ?? ' ? -; ?
March 23. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 March 1901
;. . March 23. J.McD., 2s ; A.B., 2b ; D.O., lsf D.A., Is ;.'S,C.C., 2s ; J.J.M., 2s ; A.S.,ls; E.S., 1b; M.L, 10s; Mrs V., I*- * Total, £126 10a 2d.