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OURSELVES. [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
OURSELVES. AFTER careful thought, it has been decided to reduce the size of Thb People to four pages demy folio. This step is made neces sary by financial circumstances, I accentuated by the expiration of a number of advt. contracts. The quantity of reading matter will not be in any way dim-nished, standing matter will be dispensed with, and a substantial saving will be affected in cost of paper and machining. Public Works Committee has de cided not to recommend the con struction of waterworks at Umber umberka Creak, Broken Hill. Does this mean Brokenhillites must still take the risks that follow the drinking of dirty stagnant water, because the construction of water works by the Government wonld in terfere with private profits ? Wear your red rosette on May Day. ' I painfully reflect that in almost everyone, if not in every one, of the greatest political controversies of the last fifty years, whether they affeoted the franchise, whether they affected religion, whether they affected...
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
Unquestionably Socialism aims at a revolution. It offera no apology therefor. Neither does it seek to dodge the point in the least. When told, as we are often told, that a physical clash must and will ensue, that enthroned Capital will no more abdicate than enthroned Landlord ism, ie. Feudalism, did. Socialism acknowledges the soft impeachment ; it frankly acknowledges that it means to go the logical length of the line, and that, the peaceful me thods of civilisation having been ex hausted and Capitalism having ap pealed to the ' last resort,' Social ism will unquestionably pu sue its foe on that field, too, and squelch Capitalism there. It is, according ly, in no dogeful vein that Socialists insist, however, tpon the fact that 'revolution' does not necessarily inolude force or bloodshed, and, furthermore, that not a few of the changes implied in Socialism are infinitely less 'subsereive* than oertain folks afiect to believe. The composition of what goes loosely by the name of 'Gove...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
THE PEOPLE Weekly Organ of Australian Socialism PnbltolMd mrj Saiarday Moral* g at KIDMAN'S BUILDINGS, Corner York and Market- sts., SYDNEY. SUBSCRIPTION. Haw Boalh Wales. Ons Tear (in sdranoe) .. U. One Qiurter .. .. Is. Single Copy .. .. Id; Other Colonies— Is M per quarter, Ss per year, ?nfland, Amerloa, end other countries. f ? *ei Jm*' — ADYBRyiSHlfBHla. Single Insertion — First ineh, Si fld ; each snbs- qnent inoh, lsSd. BpMlal arnagemcnts for (tending eontrmaU All communications, literary and busi* ness, to beaddressed, and cheqnes, F O. Orders, Postal Notes, etc., to be made payab'e to H. E. HOLLAND, Managing Editor. ABBOTT and WOOD, Solicitor*, & J. ARTHUR WOOD, Notary Public. Wood'* Chambers. Scott-street, Newcastle. Money to lend in large or *ma *nms A. RE ID, SOLICITOR &o. Ac ' Cmmissioner for Affidavit* BOLTON STBEKT Newcastle. . TRUST MONEYS to lend— on Seal or Personal Security, JAMES DART, Solicitor, &o-, Commissioner for Affidavit*, Bolton-st...
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. ; | ' i \ '? Toby Tosspot's Defence Minister, . - Groper Forrest, proposes , to ask a salary'6f £1,500 per annum for the ' '? ! ;j head of Australia's trained batchers. Capitalist politicians want to hang on to the Freetrade-Protection party ! | cries until they find an equally good t means of dividing the workers at the ballot-box. Speed the Socialist Labor j Party, the one honest representative ? party of thy working-clabs. Great Britain has its Dreyfus case in the Colville affair. Condemned without opportunity to defend him- j self, a House of Commons motion in ; favor of placing him before a court martial was rejected because the Go- j vernment threatened to resign if it were carried. The ' honorable members 1'* ? i With regard to 'army reform,' the 'Star' correspondent writes from I London : ' Evtravagance is to be dis couraged, as it now is in the German army, so as to give the sons of men with middle- class incomes a ohance. There can be no doubt that the d...
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
'Tis all in the Dignity cf Labor : By the collapse of a sand cuttiog at Randwick one man was killed, a id another narrowly escaped. Gratifying news item from the daily press : 'The Dake and Dnchess of York are in the best of health.' That shonld satisfy the hungry unemployed of Smell bourne. ' Dook's birthday ' to be re garded as a future Australian holiday. Rather spiteful, isn't it: ' iio invitations to the State concert will ' be issued to those who have refused to assist the oit zen's committee in the matter.' But it's one way of getting at people who are so beastly vnlgar aB to want payment for entertaining Royalty. ' British capitalists are spending £10,000,000 in steel and iron worka in Canada. The works will give employment to 10000 persons.' Provided always that the employ ment of the 10,000 persons (men, women, and children ?) will result in giving substantial profits to the syndicators. When profits fail, the 10,000 porsons wi 1 be given a chance to starve. And even if th...
About Common Property. [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
Abont Common Property. Cain was the first man in the world who divided the common property in the eai-th by enclosures and landmarks. So says Josephna. When the workers of Australia vo e f-r their own class, we will be able to record the name of the last . man in this part of the world who pnt up a fence to divide the earth. The land must, and shall, be the property of the whole people. The machinery, tools of production must, and shall, be the property of the whole people. There can bi no trne freedom for 80 per cent of the people, unless that 80 per cent take possession of the land and tools. Vote yonrself into the ownership | at the Ballot Box.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
Henmnir 151 — Hunter Street West — 151 NEWCASTLE. POR CROCKERY And GLASSWARE Bargains. CAIN'S POST OFFICE HOTEL, Hunter-street West, Newcastle CHARLES GAIN, Late of Fern Tree Hotel, Gosford, ' PROPRIETOil. Beat ?ad Puxeiit vof 'fepgrituopi Drinks QOOO THINGS. ^ ? .FOB | THE PEOPLE! KENSINGTON BAKING POWDER. , 1 Rosebud Butter, i AND j Ask for Them of all Grocers. | Q/'V/~1T A T TCTO For a Well-BailtbUlTof any f IjUyl Aljlp -L n« kind from S3 and upwards ^ | ™* Wm. McIYOR, 4 Tailob, 29 ALBERT STREET, Kingston, Newtown J | W,M. will be glad to answer letter* and oall with patterns to (elect from, Alio | measured and fitted cn at your own residence, if preferred* I E3STC3-I1TE ER f Coppersmith, Brass Founder, Honse & Ship Plumber, &c | 93.KXNQ STBEET, NEWCASTLE (Next Ireland'* Bond). | llarine Work a Speciality, Ultimate* Giren, Good Workman gWp guaranteed at 1 Moderate Prioes; $ TheCITY MUTUAL! LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, Limited. f HBAD OFFIOB— HUNTBB.J BLIGH.'and (OABTLB...
Capitalist Development. [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
Capitalist Development. The largest farm in America, and probably in the world, is situ ated in the sonth western part of Louiaana. It extends 100 miles north and west. It was purchased in I883 by a syndicate of northern capitalists, by whom it is still operated. At the time of its pur chase its 1.500.000 acres was a vast pasture for cattle belonging to a few dealers in that country. Now it is divided into pastures, stations for ranches existing, every six miles. The fencing is said to have cost aboub 500,000dols The land is best adapted for rice, sugar, corn and cotton. A tract, say half-a-mile wide, is taken, and an engine is placed on each side. The engines are portable and operate fonr ploughs. By this arrangement 8t- acres are gone over in a day with the labor of only three men There iB not a single draught horse on the entire place, if we except those used by the herders of cattle, of which 4 there are 16,000 head on the place. The Southern Pacific Railway runs 36 miles throug...
To the Voter. [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
To the Voter. Yes, yoiijiate to be bought and you 'hate to be sold. And you bate to be forced to pay Shylock in gold, You hate the hard times, but you are bound to die game. Toil hate them— but vote for them always the same. You hate politicians that swagger and rant, You hate a good deal of the old party cant, ? You hate a large party of the boodlers you name, You nate them but vote for them al ways the same. ^ You hate to be cramped in a financial way And you hate, giant frauds going on day by day, You curse in your soul the corruption 'you blame, You ourse it and vote for it always the same. You long for good laws and prosperous times, And you want to see boodlers sent up for their crimes. You want more reforms than we've space here, to name, But you never will vote for them always the same. You hope for a change and you pray for relief. And you swear you will bring all these -. schemers to grief, Then you march to the polls, put blockheads .to shame, And your vote goes for boodl...
When the Workers shall Wake in their Might. [Newspaper Article] — People — 27 April 1901
Wku tfei ttflrken shall Wake In their Might. 1 .. When the workers shall wake in their might, ... All the workers of brain and of brawn ; When they stand for the strength, of the right. When they stand with their eyes to to the cutwn. When they gather and gather in force, When they flinch not, nor quiver, nor fall ; . _ . When they help on the Good in its course, _ When they know that the truth must prevail ; When the light of a purpose proceeds From the innermost core of the life ; It is this that forever succeeds, It is that that shall settle the strife. And aloft o'er the rampants of wr?n?» ' . Where the eys of the ages may rest, A banner shall wave, like the strain of a pong, The song of the workers, who work with a zest — EMI float like a star-beam, to quicken the sight, Shall danoe in the moroing, snail stream through the night, Shall say to the millions who stood in the right, Ye love and ye live, ye sow ana ye r© ftp In fields where , the maker his pro duct may keep.
Back to Back. [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
Bach to Sack. Ringing cigar tije cry goes forth, ' Here we take onr itand ; Sword unsheathed and seabbard broke,; making one demand i Line ye up, ye proletaires, pat the foe to rout, . . Back to back with hammer raised, facing four ways out.' Shouts of rage and snarls of hate gwet our onward march Crook of hii?h and low degree Mel to snatch t|ie torch. Burnt and baffled back they reel, trem ? bling at the shout — . Back to back, with hammer raised, facing four way* out ! Celt and Teuton, Jew and Gentile, lAtifl, Norse and Frank. Form this plnlanx like blood brothers, equalavaeh in rank, Vanguard of the class they fight for, Buffering loss but never rout Back to back, with hammer raised, facing four ways out. I. firing lino of Revolution, pioneers of Eight I Onward cones the host you fight for. atruggling toward your light Like the aound of swelling waters, hear them echo back your shout, _ Back to back, with hammer raise d, facing four ways out. ? — Stanislaus CuiiXBN.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
GOOD THINGS , FOB THE PEOPLE! KENSINGTON BAKING POWDER. Rosebud Butter. AND People's Tea. Ask for Them of all' Grocers. CJArtT A T TQTQ For a 'Well-Built 8U IT 'of any )jU vlAl-ilO 1 IJ» kind from £3 and upwards flL *' Wm. McIYOR, -1 Tailor, 29 ALBERT STREET, Kingston, Newtown J W,M. will be glad to answer letter* and call with patterns to aelect from, Alio measured and fitted cn at your own residence, if preferred. Eisra-iisrE er Coppersmith, Brass Founder, Hoase & 8hip Plumber, &c 93„KING STREET, NEWCASTLE (Next Ireland's Bond). Marine Work a Speciality, Estimate* Given, Good Workmanship guaranteed at Moderate Prices: TheCITY MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, Limited. HHAD OFFICE— HONTBR.I BLIGH/andlCASTLlRHAGHi STUBBY BTDNHY. Mr. GEO. CROWLEY, Manager. IflHB Most Liberal and Progressive Lite C Alice in the Colony. A Man or Women aged 30 years J' can assure for £50 (with profits) for less than Sixpence per week, and be In immediate BeoeSI on acoeptanoe. Endowment Asau...
"The People." SUBS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
' The People.' Subs Received. A.P., Miller's Point, 2s ; S.C.G., Balmain, Is ; W.Y., Waverley, Is ; W.R., Sydney, 1b ; — .D., Surry Hills, Is ; J.C.13., Pyrmont, 4s ; C. J.Y., Waverley, Is. J.C.J., Annandale, Is ; — B., Pyrmont, 1b L., Dulwich Hilb Is ; G.R.H., Merrylands, 8s ; W. H., Sydney, 1b ; E.S., Annandale, Is ; J.C., Redfern, Is ; G.K., Newtown, Is ; T.J., Bullagreen, 4s. ? ? The International May Day Concert at the Masonic Hall on Wednesday night was a gigantic success. Report next week. May Day Concert, Marx Hall, 251 Castlereagh-Btreet, Sunday, May 5, at 7.30 p.m. May Day Demonstration, Domain Sunday afternoon, May 5th, at 3 o'clock.
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
The Socialist Press As* sistance Fund. Previously acknowledged £130 4a 9d. S.C.C., 1b ; J.J.M., 2b 6d ; L.D.F., £1 2a ; W.Y , 2b 6d ; J.H., tS ; A.S., Is. Total, £131 14s 9d. S.C.C., 2s ; J.McD., 2s ; W.Y., Is ; J.H., Is 6d ; J.S., 6d , J.J.M, Is ; Bathurst-street Friend, 2s. Total, £132 4s 9d.
How Long ? [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
How Long ? j There is scarcely any doubt that news has been kept back which had it been published, would have diverted public attention from the royal pageants. Meanwhile, Lord Kitchener is utilising his enfoiced leisure bv burning and destroying homesteads and other Boer property, thus creating public feeling antag onistic to our countrv which assuredly we shall one day suffer from. We ask once more the question so often asked already — How long shall we bear all this patiently and submissively 1 — 'L ay light.' Small boy te chum : ' Are you coming to play at soldiers, Johnnie 1 I'll be Boer, and you'll be British.' Johnnie : ' All right ; wait till I get my father's matchbox.' By the aid of' modern machinery one man can cut 10,000 watch wheels in a day. HARKY STEGGA and CO. The eldest Clothing Store in Newcastle The Place where jou get Uood Value for jour Money, What you choose to grasp with your mind is the question ; much more serious than Low you handle it afterwards. What does...
The Glass Straggle. [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
The Glass Straggle. ' We, as a class, have to wage a bitter war against the ruling class ; it is a war of extermination. The capitalist class, as a class, must be exterminated. Their class exist ence is incompatible with the emancipation of the proletariat, ihe liberty of humanity. For the pre sent this war finds its expression in the various political contests. And what do these contests mean ? They mean that we class - conscious workers endeavor to seize every public position that the proletarian ballot can capture, in order to use it as a point of vantage for pour ng the withering fire of Socialist criticism into the camp of the capi talist parties, and routing them from other positions of public power, not for the purpose of holding and ad mini: tering those positions for such slight benefits as may be incident ally gained by this means ; but for the pnrpose of using them as levers to overturn the whole of capitalist society. We know well that the capitalist parties will fight u...
Women Workers in France. [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
Women Workers in Prance. A recent volume, treating of the work of women in France, gives this table of women workers in that country : Physicianp, 450 ; authors, 519; artists and sculptresses, 2500; singers and actresses, 3600 ; nurses, 13,000; milliners, 30,000; Govern ment employees, 50,000 ; members of religious orders, 95,000; teachers, 100,000; inbnsiness houses, 245,000; land owners, 500,000 ?, factory girls, 575,000; domestic servants, 650,000; seamstresses, 950,000 , farm labor ers, 2,700,000,
In Capitalist America. [Newspaper Article] — People — 4 May 1901
In Capitalist America. Carroll D. Wright has been declaring that the condition of the American worker of to-day is 50 per cent, better than that of the worker of 50 years ago. The New York ' Daily People ' has this ti say about the condition of the American worker of to-day : To-day the average workingman uhh Hiupioymenc lor seven monens in the year, and he, statistically, receives 6dol. a week. To-day. with a population of 76,000.000, we have over two mil lions tramps, We have over 5,000.000 men out of work. We also have a few million Filipinos who can pluck the agile cocoanuc from the vine, and rejoice in a full evening dress of a pair of cotton suspenders. While he is doing it, he incidentally enters into competi tion with the worker in the United States. Then 75,000 children are sold by the orphan asylums every year. There is a well-organised traffic carried on in these unfortunates. Here in New York, and the same condition prevails in other large cities, the tenements districts...