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SYDNEY JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
SYDNEY JOTTINGS. At its last meeting the Executive of the International Socialist Party carried the following resolution: 'That,- whereas the workers are always right and never wrong when they meet the exploiting class in the clash of conflict on the industrial field ; and whereas the employers appear to have forced the present conflict in order to 'unload tnuir surplus cold storage supplies, thus com pelling the public to purchase stale meat; JJesolved that this Executive congratulates the slaughtermen on the action they have taken, and pledges the International Social ist Party to render them whatever assistance it is in their power to give.' .Mrs. Lynch, who lias been dangerously ill, is now recovering. We shall gladly wel come her back to the ranks of our speakers. The International Social ista hauc de cided to organise a monster Socialist demon stration to welcome Peter Bowling when he is liberated. --n Sunday, the usual propaganda meet ings were held. The Domain meeting was a ...
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
United States. The Roumanian Socialists were announced to hold a convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 4 and 5. The Scandinavian Socialists were also to hold a national convention July 2, 3, and 4 in Chicago. Jn consideration of the fact that seventy - oaa inousanci niiners in the State ot. Illinois were engaged in a battle for the life of their organisation with the coal operators, backed by the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, the National Executive Committee unani mously adopted a motion offering all possi ble assistance to the strikers and their or ganisation. In the motion the suggestion is made to the management of the various party papers located in Illinois to give 'the maximum of space to the subject and, if ne cessary and possible, to issue special edi tions. The papers referred to are published in the following languages— Dailies: Eng lish, Bohemian, Polish and German. Week lies: German, Slovac, . Slavonic, Danish,. Italian, Jewish and ' Swedish. Total num ber of public...
Administrative Council. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Administrative Council. A meeting of the above was held on Tues day evening. Correspondence was received from the Prime Minister, acknowledging receipt of Conference resolutions. From Victorian branch, challenging Conference decision re lihj nun- vwliii^ uiiwci;, ami caimig iui a re ferendum . Hcsolvcd that referendum be taken. Re commendations to. -National Executive as. to method of taking same, etc., were carried. Victoria also referred press amalgamation scheme to National Executive for amend ment, liecommended that Victoria be asked to furnish a counter scheme. In accordance with Conference decisions, it was decided to ask tin; 'treasurers of the Holland Fund to close their books and pre sent balance-sheet for publication in the So cialist press. 'fhe Leg-Irons fraternity, in their squirni ings before the electors, endeavor to dis credit l.etor bowling by q noting Labor Party men. C. W. Oakes, at Paddington, re cently, sank down to this niuddinoss., and told his hearers of bow ...
Switzerland. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Switzerland. The party press in Switzerland is at pre sent much occupied with the doings of the political police, as a voluminous document sent from headquarters to the police has fallen into the' hands of the Bernar Tmj wacld. This document contains no less than tmrty names oi owiss, uerman, Italian, and French persons who are being watched and ? followed by the political police. At the head is the name of the Secretary of the Swiss Metal Workers' Union, comrade A. Grubcr, resident in Geneva, who is em terecl as '' anti-militarist.' Our comrades in the National Council have now interpel lated theBundcsrath upon the question of the political police.
Open Column. The Proposed Workmen's Compensation Act, 1910 [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Open Column. The Proposed Workmen's Compensation Act, 1910 KniToii, Tjik Ixtkkxatioxai. Socialist, — Is it not somewhat suggestive that the Hill now before tin1, legislative Assembly of New South Wales appears to be. almost identical wit'i the Queensland Work men's Compensation Act of l!)0~-, except that, in the New South Wale* Hill above, referred to the liability of the employer in respect of total or par tial incapacity resulting from accident is limited to uiic iiimrired rounds, whereas in me Queensland Act, tlm Mobility for .similar ca.se* is to the extent ' of Four Hundred l'ou -ls. I wonder, Mr. Editor, if Mr. Wude simply instructed lii -» ollice boy to copy out the Queensland Act} and the latter made a clerical error in tlm figure con.stitutinj.' the differ ence Ix'twenn it and the proposed New South Wales Act ? Surely as. a result of such a glorious, ell'or to benefit the. worker, Mr. Wade and his U'gisiative Conn il must have suffered severely from brain-fag! Hotl- tin; ab...
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
France. . A demonstration was held in Paris in fa vor of the proportional system of election, and passed the following resolution: ' This meeting of the 2,000 citizens assembled in the Wagram Hall, having listened to M. Charles Benoist, and other speakers, acclaim electoral reform and the proportional system, and invite the Chamber to assure it immedi ate realisation.' The funeral of the workman Cler, who died in consequence of injuries inflicted on him by the police in the recent strike dis turbances, was itho occasion for demon stration on the part of the Parisian prole tariat. On leaving the cemetery the demon strators marched back to the town singing the 'International.' At the Flande Gate the police and cavalry awaited them, and suddenly made a brutal charge with drawn swords upon the crowd of men, Avoinen and children. A terrible stampede took place in which many persons were injured. A col laborator of VJTuiwmHc, comrade Luquet, was arrested. The Court of Assizes of the Seine...
PRESS FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
PRESS FUND. £ ri il Already acknowledged - ol) -1 o ?I. l\jhl - - -010 Schoiieiibiirg, jun. - - 0 I 0 15. Wenzel - - -010' K. W'ol/.ul - - - 0 1 0 11. Newman - -010 1-:. Wolzol - - - 0 1 0 A. Loos - - -010 ?1.1'., NyiiKau - - 0 0 S Per (). .lorgcnscn (liook 8'-) — Shewed Is - - 0 1 0 Per H. E. Holland (Hook 20) — ?I ago 1s - - 0 1 6 (.iarlish - - - 0 0 . (i Xo1.) 1-1 5 Advanced as Loans. Already acknowledged - 0 0 : 0 Total . - - -15 1-4 r- All, communication.') to be addressed to 0, W.. Jorgun.-:en, riecrotary, Press Fund L'oiui aiittef, 27-J. Pitt-ritrei't, Sydney. ?
Belgium. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Belgium. The Belgian Socialist Party held an ur gency meeting on a recent Sunday to con sider the best tactics to employ in conse quence of the last elections. Four hundred to five hundred delegates were present. The order of the day, presented by Huysmans, was that which was finally adopted. This ing opinions. It declares that it is the duty of the Socialist deputies, as soon as they enter the Chamber, to demand the revision of the law on proportional representation, and to use all their authority to obtain a dissolution. It also declares it to be their duty to bring forward the discussion on the Old Age Pensions Bill, the limitation of the hours of labor, the right of association and coalition for the employees in the public services. The Socialist Party is to continue its trade union action hand in hand with its political action, and to pursue a vigorous propaganda for the realisation of the Social ist program.
The Passing Show. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
The Passing Show. COXIJUCTKJ) BV OTCS. Mr. McGowkn admits tliiit he doesn't com plain about Gregory Wade stealing his po litical clotlies — says it's ai compliment. ... ' Once people thought the Ltiborites were wild theorists,' said Mr. McGowcn; 'now they took their ideas.' That's because the economic interests back ot each is the same. A decent party finding that any part of its policy was sutliciently fraudulent to invite the theft of it by Leg-Irons Wade would lose no time in doing the Judas trick .with, a' stout piece of rope. Soobio, M,L.A., toid a Phillip electorate , audience the other night: 'Wade has bor rowed the Labor Party's garments, and is wearing them to-day, )m//«Z and unashamed.' Some people thought Mr. Soobie had made si bull, and several daily papers hastened; to joke about the mixture of his metaphor. But there was no bull, and the. metaphor was alright. Mr. Seobie was speaking of the Labor Party's political garments ; and what he wanted to convey — while getting...
MAGDALENE: HER BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
MAGDALENE: HER BUSINESS. ? . + _._ — She walks in tlm shady by-ways, Or by the city square; The groat earth's rustless highways ' Have known her everywhere; A won uui no man pities, Watching within the night, The victim of the cities She preys upon their might. She loiters in the alley, And scans the p;uwmg tltronjr; She answers jest and sally , When drunkards pass along; : But staring grimly after She curses in the shade Their ribaldry and laughter, And tremble;!, half afraid. Oh, you who prate of kindness And His loud praises fcing, lia/.e when you shed your blindm.* On this poor, wounded tiling; This form tlnit lurks half-crouching I-y Virtue's gates hard-slammed — This woman tilinij/x slouching Among the nliriujx dimmed! Tk Akoiia, in the Hn/lt'liit.
Glorifying a Murderer. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Glorifying a Murderer. ]JV II. K. IIOIiliAXI). Sydnkv Labor Council has done some queer tilings in its day. Over a, year ago, the International Socialists asked that the Council should hear a lec ture from ]\Ir. Scott Bennett on 'In- dustrial Unionism.' The request was turned down for the one and only reason that the International Socialists were opposed to the middle class Labor Party. Only the other day, a sim ilar request from the I. W. W. Club met with the same fate. But, while the Council won't hear work ing-class lecturers on working-class subjects, it joyfully opens its doors to lecturers from the Master Class. One such is Professor David, and recently he delivered a lecture on 'Mexico ' ' to the Council delegates. A daily paper reports that Professor David paid a high tribute to the ability of President Diaz. ' 'He said that during his 30 years' rule the President had lifted Mexico from an ordinary tur bulent Central American Republic to a high position amongst the world's n...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
A' F) J Hit 1 through this para Red lilark &*& ™m™^ 11V/U 1T1U1I1 thnt Y0(JH SUB. BCRIPTION HAS EXPIRED, and must he renewed if you desire the paper to ho con . tinucd. Receipt of Sample Copy of this Paper is an invitation to you to become a Subscriber. The International Socialist Official Orgun of Revolutionary Socialism in N.S.W. Umlur (lie control nf Joint Executives, Intorniitioiial Socialists. H. E. HOLLAND, Editor. Offices: 61 Gouiburn-street, Sydney. lU'iuliinnrtors : i'7-l I'itt Street, Sydney. All Jiiisinc.ss L'oininu'iicntions. to be luUlrcssed In Hip M;mnsi'r. All l.itiTury Communications to he addressed to tl.p Ii.lit.ir. SUBSCRIPTION: Australia— 1.«. per year ; Is. jH-r quarter. No.w.Zcalaiul— Ss. per year ; L's per quarter. Other Countries— Ss ju-r year ; L's per quarter. The Inlinmliinml fjocfati.it vill Im twnl FREE OF CHARGE lo Schools of Arts, on condition thai U U inly filed. Obtainable from The Intcmatintiiil Socialist (iron)), Sydney. T\w Kocjali...
Great Britain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Great Britain. Luella Twining (of the American Socialist Party ( who is an American delegate to the International Congress, is visiting England. Miss Twining was Secretary to \V. D. Hay wood during the trying time of his prosecu tion as secretary of the Western Federation ot Minors. The following resolution was passed at the S.D.P. Executive meeting held on June 28, ' The London Section of the Executive Council hereby dissociates itsjlf from Tom Mann's advocacy of industrial unionism on tin- platforms of the S.I). P., and par ticularly objects to the belittling of politi cal action at a time when no other action is possible in the interests of the Socialist movement and the working classes of this country.'
International Notes. Germany. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
International Notes. Germany. J. B. 'Askew writes in London Juxlicc, of July '2: To show the fright of the bour geoisie on account of the successes of the Social-Democracy an election in the Wur teniberg constituency of Canstatt was at first put off till the end of August on the plea that the agricultural workers and the pea sants could not vote before on account or the harvest. This decision to delay the election aroused such a storm that the Wurtomberg Government has now discovered that the peasants will be able to vote all the same if the election comes in July; and they point out at the same time that this will put an end to the great and dangerous excitement . which is being aroused by the election in that constituency. At the |last election in this constituency the National Liberal won with JS, 787, as against 15.4SS for the Social ist. It will be interesting to see how the election goes. I may say Canstatt, which lies quite close to Stuttgart, was the place of the great inter...
LIFE BATTLES. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
LIFE'S BATTLES. Some batt'e.s we arc called to tight With comrades cheering on, With certain victory in sight; , But sonic, we light — alone; And though the one we cannot share Is oft the hardest fight, A martyr's courage makes as dare When fighting for the right. When traitors turn and cowards flee The forces of the strong, And leave us with tin- enemy To fight a cruel wrong, The. thought that fire makes iron steel, That hard blows make it bright, Slakes heroes of us when we feel Were fighting for the right. AVhen, too, lit length the ' light that failed ' Leaves desolate life's track, A star thought by the mind unveiled Will win our courage back, 'Twill bring a glow into the cheek, And make our dull eyes bright, To know that though oppressed and weak We fought hard for the right? — Locisa Lawso.v.
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H. Scott Bennett writes from Auckland : '-Congratulations upon the. ii ppearance and contents of Th e I-KTKHNATIONAL SOCIALIST. We shall probably be ordering a large bundle weekly from you in-the near future.' ;' Brisbane Socialist Propaganda Lea gue lias changed its name to the In dustrial Workers of the World. Several special articles by. regular contributors arc unavoidably crowded out of this issue.. , TlIK IXTKUKATIONAI, SOCIALIST i.- booming in every State of the Aus tralian Commonwealth, as-welUas in New Zealand. I )o YOU want Tii k Ixtkknatjoxa \. Socialist to live up ;to its .present .standard, and win ihrough as the righting, clear-spoken paper of Ke volulionary Socialism. ..Then YOU must; help, us- with, the Press Fund. Send that. donation of yours along at once to O. W. Jorgensen, 274 Pitl street, Sydney. About the meanest and most con temptible trick' of the Wade Govern ment was their dirty little effort lo block the demonstration of welcome to, Messrs. Gray and' Brenna...
The Slaughtermen's Strike. Will Wade leg-iron the Bosses? [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
The Slaughtermen's Strike. Will Wade leg-iron the Bosses ? ?Foit nearly -lU years tlio .slaughtermen at Glebe Island have been paid weekly wages. The employers recently determined to sub stitute piece-work rates, and lixctl these at 2!-s per 100 for sheep, whereas in the coun try the price is 25s per 100. They also de cided to make startling alterations in the startimr hours. At fchn nrnsnr.t. t.imn. thn men start work at 6 o'clock on four morn ings and ft o'clock on two mornings. The masters demand that shall start at 5. on lour mornings, and (- o'clock on two morn-, ings during winter time'; and in the summer ?5 o'clock on four mornings, and 4 o'clock on two mornings. The men want to start at b' o'clock on five mornings, and o o'clock on one morning. Tt is pointed out that if the; employers' demands arc enforced the men would often have. to bo on the job at 3 a.m. with a chance of either not getting a startior only getting work for an hour or so ; and! it is further contended that...
Towards Human Freedom. Chattel Slavery. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 13 August 1910
Towards Human Freedom. BY. .!. It. W I I.SOX. Chattel Slavery. When we read of undent Egypt, most of us can hardly realize that it was a slave-owning empire, and that the Pyramids, which make travellers pause and wonder, and which were built centuries ago, and have seen the rise and tall ot empires, were built by the labor of slaves extending over many centuries. Students are also acquainted with ?the slave civilisation of Greece and Rome, of the; wondrous work done by. the armies of slaves under the di rection of men of genius who were themselves slaves, and we are re minded that Homer, the great poet of antiquity, and ^Esop, the famous fabulist, were both slaves, while the Roman roads — traces of which still ? exist in Britain and on the continent — were the work of the slaves of the Roman Empire. The slave civilisation lasting inany centures, Europe came to be divided into two classes — Freemen and Slaves, the slaves of the chattel slave period, like the wage-slaves of the twenti...