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Capitalism's Trail of Blood. Or, The Dignity of Labor. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
Capitalism's Trail of Blood. Or, The Dignity of Labor. /?()(? if hlimil hi- I lif i-fiiv nf nil i/mir imallti, f'limd flwl! iri- linn: jutid il in I'ttli. Fii.v.NK Fox, an ironmoulcler, was working at Metter's Foundry, Alexandria, when some molten iron spilt upon his left foot, severely scalding it. John McGuire, teamster, of Dorrigo, was killed through the waggon which 'he was driving passing over his hips. Ernest Wood, working on the railway line at Kastwood. was killed. Ho was carrying an iron crowbar on his shoulder when an engine struck the bar, nearly tearing his' head off. - . The Fiiiunr.ini Xcic*, reviewing the results of the Eight Hours in Mines Act, states that there were 2(i per cent, more fatal accidents in six months compared with the same period before the Act was brought into op oration. The. reason assigned is the scamp ing of repair work. The miners pay with their lives for the petty reforms over which the politicians make so much fuss. At Xambour (Q.), Walter Scot...
Socialist Fables. The Busy Bees. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
Socialist Fables. The Busy Bees. Oxok upon a time.— or it it may have been earlier— a hive of Bees became agitated over the presence of Drones, and met in confer once 'to consider the question. Thereupon a Wasp uprose and delivered himself of a stinging attack. u 'My friends,' said the Yellow One, I'm sick of listening to those disgruntled, dissatisfied, and blasphemous bees who are continually denouncing- the dear Drones. They .have no respect for the sacred Hive Life; they are friends of every hive but their own. Consider, my friends, ere you are misled by 'these crafty agitators. If it wasn't for the Drones you'd starve! You haven't enough Drones; that's what's the matter; that's why you can't cope with that horrible Overproduction which throws you out of work. (Cheers.) '* Just look at the matter from a practical point of view, putting aside, for the mo ment, the ; vague- buzzing of Utopian dreamers. What we do we find, my friends? (A bee, gloomily: Wisli I could- iindsome of ;h...
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
United States. Father V. J. Sharp (reports the New Cas tle Free Prcxs) is at the head of a committee whose special business it is to organise to prevent the spread of Socialism. Kansas City police are to be organized on military lines. Three Socialist speakers, A. Jasinski, manager c t the Polish Socialist daily paper, Dziennik Ludovy, H. Hinklcman, and J. Kapulsianski, machinists, were arrested for speaking on the streets of Chicago recently. The meeting was one of a series arranged by the Polish Branch. Even the policemen are becoming class conscious. Seven Fort Worth, Texas, po licemen, detailed, to protect strikebreakers in the service of the South-western Telephone Co., recently surrendered their stars rather than take part in a fight against the just de mands of the strikers. A new Socialist paper, the Oak Valley So cialist, has started at Gainesville, Tex. Tha Advance Guard is the name of a new Socialist paper at Abbotsford, Wis. The Free Press of New Castle, Pa., will be com...
Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
Victoria. MoNT.uiiu-; yhiA.nu, who leaves Melbourne; for Westralia, lectured at the Gaiety Theatre on Sunday week, and was accorded a fare well ovation. The Socialist records the death i-f W. Souter, a well-known Melbourne Socialist. At the half-yearly meeting of the Socialist I arty, the following officers were elected : — Hon. sec., J. Curtin; lion, financial sec, A; W. Wilson: hon. literature sec., Mrs. Anderson; treasurer, Mrs. E. J. Brcmner; librariai, Mrs. Alf. James; trustees, Mrs. M. E Webb and A. Rooney; auditors, C. Watt, J. Bailey. Executive: A. James J Cain, A. S. Kirby, Miss M. M?Lellan, G Brown, J. Walker, J. Swebleses, and E. Arnesen. Last weelc's Socialist contains an interest ing article by H. Scott Bennett on ' Social ism and tiie Alcohol Question'; also a Sung , of Battle, byBurnct;Giay, and a secretarial letter headed ' The Party of .Socialism,' by Jack Curtin. Melbourne rationalists protested to Prime Minister Fisher against the exemption of the Church propertie...
Great Britain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
Great Britain. When the last mail left the S.D.P. was entering upon a free speech fight at Has tings. The result of the British bolierniakers' bal lot was: For executive, 10,321; against, ?5431 .? Nearly 36,000 members failed to vote. 1 he Vaily Chronicle regards this as indicating that' 'the men are in a sordid and dangerous mood. ' ' Thousands of miners at Cardiff hooted the proposal of the executive for the postpone ment of the strike of the colliers of the Cam brian Combine, in the Rhondda Valley. The miners rushed the institute where their officials were meeting, broke the furniture, and endeavored to assault -.the officials. A general strike of cotton-spinners is threatened for October. ? A section of the Great Northern railway men arc endeavoring to force a strike in connection with Lord Macdonnjll's award, as to whether 10 hours a day included meal lime.
S.F.A. News & Notes. Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
SJF. A. News & Notes. Broken Hill. A larch mass meeting of the A.M. A. was held on Sunday 10 deal with the coopera tive ventures. A long discussion eventu ated, and ultimately it was decided to take a referendum as to whether a loan of ^1000 should be made to these ventures. By the tone of the meeting the ballot is likely to be against the loan. The discussion at times was warm. Dave Warnock, who during the lockout proclaimed himself a revolutionary Socialist within the Labor Party, made a wild and whirling speech against the Socialists. 'These madmen, these dreamers!' he shouted . At present D.W. is manager of the wood yard and secretary of the co-operative ven tures ; and when he gave his report to the Combined Unions re the resignation of Harry Gray from the Co-op. Bakery, some of the 'Reds' on the committee asked some pertinent questions. Warnock jumped up, and said the Co-op, committee would have to fight a certain section. 'We see it hereto-night,' lie declared, 'and i...
A Column of Clippings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
A Column of Clippings. Fallon.wbo lead his fellow workers in their demand for higher wages, at Hordern (Eng.), was, on June 20th, sentenced to five years penal servitude by Justice Sir William Branthani. Eight other workers, who took a prominent part, were sentenced ior icrnis ranging ironi three to eighteen months. Three cheers for Lloyd George and the Budget. If the Devil had thrown his net in Reno the night before the fight he would certainly have obtained some very lively and interest ing subjects to the cosmopolitan kingdom of which he is said to be the ruler. The aris tocracy of wealth and the aristocracy of crime — the millionaires who corner the people's food and i 'hinder on a huge scale and the sand baggers and cut-throats and criminals generally of every variety and de partment of crime— the sable person would have had them, with a finely-meshed net, and Auerica and the would would be all the better for it.— Waimate Wilne**. When you have read this paper do not throw it a...
THE EARTH LORD'S SOLILOQUY. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
THE EARTH LORD'S SOLILOQUY. 'Wiiilk I can read my title chur_ To land tliiit 'round 1110 lios Straight for unmca,surc(d-\\:ealth I'll stuur, And feast, my longing eyo*. :'I,hold.itLiilUjy,tHleclccd-T-W' ? i :-?* . While others toil for mo, Thnnirh t.lu'.v lint/in the nt;edful scud. ? llhc-lyarveKt mine will be.,.,/ '?'.?.'; Why should J-work when lean own ' The- men wlio have' no land? ? ? ?? Since I ean reap where tlicy have sown, I need not lift a hand. ? ? T!.e Earth-Lord is a lue'cy man — lie reap.s wlierc others j$ow';_ 'In e.nSe and luxury he 'cai.\ :'.?!'. '? ' ' Poreeive his fuit-.inc grow. S.D, glad am 1 the Lord did make Sumo men to do the work .. ? Vi'lil! I the fruits --M:i' o ? take, And tiresome elYorts shirk. I tuil not, neither do I spin, Hut .ive.in style and ease: ?No weatliei 'drives me out or in — I neither sweat nor freeze. 'My land, which poorer mortals rent, ? 'Keeps 'nic a millionaire; God bless all unearned inurement — But- 'speuiidly my share! — ivAU'H H.OV...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 September 1910
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Tunis. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Tunis. The 'I unis Government has the intention of abolishing the liberty of the press by re establishing the system of demanding bail for its good behaviour. The 'now regulation is principally directed against the Socialists. They wish to prevent Silv.i, secretary of the Railway Trade Union at 'Boiie-Guelnia, trom continuing tnc puoncation or the syn dicalist journal Las Voix des Chcminot*. The Government also wish to prevent the publication of the Socialist paper La Semainc, and to stop Rouest,,its chief editor, publish ing his pamphlets in defence of the natives, ??which have been translated ir.to Arabic.
Russia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Russia. The review I'raro publishes a report on the executions in Russia. It only com prises those condemnations pronounced by the district tribunals, and not those of the military tribunals of the expeditions of re pression. From 1S7') to 1D0N the number of persons executed was 2.(wf-, of which 2(-N were military and 2,410 were civil. But in the year 1 DOS alone the number of death sentences under the exceptional regime wa- 7,017 and the number of executions carried out was 1,340. In l!)0!) the number of executions still amounted to (i:--0. The Ministry of the fnterior is. preparing a Bill to abolish freedom of speech in the Duma. Up' till now deputies could not be proceeded against for any expressions used by them in the Duma. The new Bill is to be called the Bill for the ' Responsibility of Deputies in slandering Imperial Ollicers.'
Denmark. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Denmark. Comrade Hanson, the President of the People's House at Copenhagen, and one of the oldest militant Socialists of Denmark, has given I'Jlnmanile some interesting in formation-concerning' the movement in his native land. The People's House is an im mense building, where as many as forty meetings can be held simultaneously, and cost the. trade unionists 300,000 crowns. The International Congress was hold in a still larger hall, the Concert Palace, which is the largest in Copenhagen. The Socialist Party has twenty-four mem bers in the Volkcting, out of a total of 114, and four in the Senate ((-(-). Two -of our deputies are University men and three are former schoolmasters. All the rest are militant trade unionists, ? mostly from the great Metal-Workers' and -Wood-Workers' unions. On the Municipal Council we have twenty members out of forty-two, and four or five advanced Radicals generally vote with them. The trade union movement continues to develop with increasing energy, and t...
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
[ United States. I The Delaware anil Hudson Railroad U-. | ordered a dozen Marl in riot. guns 'and Other j implements of war to he used 'against, the | workers who went on strike on July 2. ; The Italian laborers of Milwaukee- who dig in the streets have been organised ;an-l will ' receive recognition from the present govern : ment. \ The newest Socialist paper in the Held is the Social!*! Democrat, published at Rorhcs tur hi. ? The Comrade, the Socialist paper of Krie, Pa.j has now become a regular weekly. Karl M. I,iebknccht and Karl Legion, two prominent Socialist members of the German Reichstag, will make a speaking tour of .the United States for from six to eight weeks, beginning in October. Legion is one of the best equipped men in Germany dealing with matters pertaining to organised labor, while Liebknecht, the son of a still more famous Socialist, has given special attention to. the political side of Socialism and the special, question of militarism. ' ?- New York Call is pr...
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
France. The full results of the elections (including second ballots) for the Departmental Coun cils are now to hand. The Unilicd Socialists have now /--- seats (hitherto 35. an increase of 21). the Reactionaries and Nationalists have -210 (hitherto 2.'-«). a loss of I'.)), the Progressists have IS!) (hitherto HiS, a loss of ?- i \ ' ti... u,v.Miiilic.iii- iiF tlii' Left, have Sol (hitherto 332 1 hi gain of 1!)).-the Radicals and Uadical-Si'jcialists have 0o.S (hitherto (i:'..'j, a gain of '23, the Republican-Socialists have 2S (hitherto 17, a gain of 11), the Re: volutionaries have 1 (as before).
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Motor-cur Kelly. (not Andy of the Anti Top Hat) is dreadfully afraid that Andrew ?Fisher's funny iittle Land Tax with the Five ? ?? -Thousand Exemption will frighten the .Bri tish . investor .into carting ,;£ MOO, 000, 000 worth. of landed property out of Australia. The ? immaculate William doesn't say whe ther they'll take -it away in wheelbarrows, motor cars, or Hying machines.
International Notes. Japan. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
International Notes. Japan. IS Human He publishes a letter received by Jean Longuut from our comrade Katayninn, 1 in which he relates tbc series of terrible per secutions ai id oppressions to which the Jap anese' Socialists arc being subjected. During the war with Russia, he says, the Socialists made irreat efforts airsiinst tlm war. but unhappily tbc.y emerged from the strug gle almost completely crushed ; all their or ganisations were dissolved and their papers suppressed. Hut the Minister who had desired the war had m bud time after the peace of Ports mouth; bis unpopularity was such that lie luid to retire from power. Mr. Snimiji's new Ministry were Liberals, and they allowed the- re-organisation of the Socialist Party and the publication of several newspapers. The Socialists set to work again with, ardour, and in .January. 15)07, succeeded in starting a daily Socialist paper at Tokio. Hut just then the great strike broke out in the two largest copper mines — Assia and Bessi. Ma...