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Organising Committee. [Newspaper Article] — People — 1 June 1901
Organising CSommlltee. The Organising Committee met on the 23rd, when the following arrange ments were made : Domain Meeting, June 2, Chair, Pennington. Speakers, Holland and Thomson. Bathurst-street, at 7. Aldoua and Isaacs. Martin-Place, at 7, Pennington and Rumeisen. Attend at hall, at 2.30, and take stump, papers, etc., Isaacs, Smith and Aldous. Organising Committee meets every Thursday, 8 p.m. Members please note. — Every mem ber of the League is also a member of the Organising Committee and should attend. Re the Duke °how. ' Daily Telegraph' said the air resounded with cheers. ' Kvening News' deplored the fact that there was scarcely any cheering Brient's bosses are compelling him to main tain his reputation. Chamberlain says there can be no universal British Old Age Pen sions because the cost would reach 35 millions. Yet the capitalists' war that is being carried on to en rich the Chamberlain family and I their class wil cost over 200 mil lions in addition to the sacrifice of...
AT CAPITAL'S CAPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 1 June 1901
I at CAPITAL'S CAPITAL. ▲ ? ? B The People wants a Melbourne K correspondent — a class conscious K Socialist — to chronicle the doings K of Capital's watchdogs in Parlia ? ment. i The Prople declared against a ; Kcond Federal Ohamber because it Toald lead to endless wrangle be v tween the two Houses for supre ; Mcy. Already the Senate is I Starting on this path, and the dust ; will be kept flying for years to oome to blind the working class to their true interests. Bogus (or f ignorant ?) Labor s enators are : taking a hand in the game. In the 6enate there is a growing s feeling that kanaka slavery de ? minds that legislators should : 'hasten slowly'~the slower the ; better. Bogus Labor Senator Higgs ( Q ) I will aid in the wrangle for supre ? macy between the two chambers, de is reported : ' be regretted to Me a tendency on the part of the v press to subordinate the 8enate to : the ouse of RepresentatiTes.' Higgs in Sydney spoke for Barton tnd o. on the Bill Referendum ? ind agains...
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 1 June 1901
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. Anything does for a Bogus Labor Candidate now. The Phillip Labor League has selected ' G Vern Barnett' as its candidate. Who is he ? Well, he draws teeth for a living, wears a top hat and a frock coat. Thb People knows no more of him, bnt con gr»w mtes tae Bogus crowa on tne 'tone' of their candidates. As predioted, that august body, ' the P.L.L Executive,' have taken Botany Dacey to their bosom without his retracting his repudia tion of the party that appeared in 'D T.' recently. He is duly en dorsed as a 'Solidarity candidate.' A very ragged and threadbare Banner will trail in the dust at Waterloo. ' There are at least two city men now working for (Bogns) Labor nominations who in the past have taken bribes to split Labor votes in city and country elector ates.' 'I he funniest thing about this quote iB that it appears in a sheet managed bj a trickster who has previously opposed a Labor candi date. Wrote Milner, the Ohamberlaid Rhodes puppet in South Africa, on Fe...
The House of "Proputty." [Newspaper Article] — People — 1 June 1901
The House of ' Pro* pntty.' Lee, ,See, and Co., dealers tn quack politics, are both out with proposals for constitutional reforms. Each agrees that the number of Ms.L.A. must be reduced, and that necessarily something must happen to the 'other place.' Lee pro poses to make it elective ; See pro poses an elected convention to con sider this and other constitutional matters. Both proposals must be strenu ously opposed in the interests of the working class. The Labor move ment in Australia has always de clared for the abolition of the Upper House, and that demand has re ceived strength by the establish ment of a Federal Parliament. Constitutional history teaches that howevor many chambers may con stitute a country's legislature, each ohamber becomes representative of one particular class or interest antagonistic to the other cham bers. French history gives us a clear instance of this in her assem blage of the Ntates-General, and one of the first acts of the '89 revo lutionists of the T...
THE BRIDGE BUILDERS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
I THE BBIOGB BUILDERS. A( I journeyed o'er the Western prairie*, Lolled for day* together bv the znnslo Of tie rushing train that bore me on waH, Brer and anon a mighty river With it* spreading waters, barred our pa sage, While the landscape fled Ibefore my ?isi n Aa I watched in dreamy contemplation. Now we neared a bridgi that spanned the wafer. Suddenly tho engine'* pace waa slack ened. For a sound as from a groaning mortal Bote from that old bridge, worn out and weakened Till it seemed that it would fall and crumble 'Neath the weight of this too sudden ^burden. Tnen I leaned far out above the abyim Saw a strong bridge rising from tbe river, . Growing in the shadow of tbe other, Bea-ing its enormous youtnful structure With its skeleton that spanned tbe water Brother - 1 all the ciuntlest trains that bear us, Whether guided prudentlr or rashly. Needs must travel over a bridge that 'a tott»r,ng. O'er a social order long since rotten , Cracking in each part and ever ore iking, -Know...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
ARTIFICIAL TEETH. Old Plates repaired -fc remodelled BLACKALL & HUNT Chemists and Dentists, Hunter Street, Newcastle, and Kemp-street, Wallsend Mr. Blackall may De consulted at he Wallsend establishment on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
GLEANINGS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
. 1 GLEANINGS. i ? ♦ The bankers of England are not alarmod at the increase of the public debt. They profit by it and the working men pay the bills. Don't imagine that enthusiasm will keep the Socialist movement going. It takes money to pay the bills. The workingman must jrork out his own salvation. If he waits for the politicians to act he will still be wait- , ing when Gabriel toots his horn. rne people wbo declare that no one would work under Socialism are. the very ones who would have to work under that system, *nd t bat's where it hurts. The chattel slave was forced otr the auction block, but the wage slave has to fight with his fellows to get the chance of mounting it. There is work ahead for the grand army of Socialism. It will be no child's play to overturn capitalism. There is work ahead, and there is work right now. After witnhssinf the performances of the troops of the civilised world, around Pekin, the Chinese might perhaps feel like sending a few mis sionaries to Europe...
Campaign Notes. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
Gampaign Notes. The Battle begins. j Once more into the Political breach, friends and oomrades. Every member of the League should now work for the Socialist Labor Party. Cash is wanted, f end it along from all quarters.. Newtown-Camperdown Socialists roll np at the Newtown Town Hall, on Monday Jnne 1 7, when Comrade Thomson opens hia campaign. On Tuesday evening, at the cor ner of .Kent and Erskine streets, Holland will deliver the opening address of tbe Lang campaign. The fight here promises to be ex ceedingly bitter, and many workers are needed. Candidate Neill will face the Darlington electors for his first meeting on Wednesday night, near the Glengarry Hotel, Abercrombie street, and the Waterloo fight will si art on Tharsday with an address by Morrish at the corner of George and Raglan streets If you can';, talk, you oan do some clerical work ; if not that, many other things can be found for all who are prepared to work. Socialists are nrged to attend the meetings in their vario...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
For the State Parliament Darlington— J. NEILL, Lang— H. E. HOLLAND. Newtown-Camperdown — A. TAOMSON. Wallsbnd — J. O. MORONEY. Waterloo— J. J. MORRISH. Waterloo Eleetorate. The. Socialist Labor Party's Candidate, J. J. MORRISH Will Address the Electors at corner of GEORGE & RAGLAN STREETS on Thursday Evg., June 13, At 8 o'clock. Newtown * @amperdown Electorate The Socialist Labor Party's Candidate, ANDREW THOMSON Will Address Electors in TOWN HALL, NEWTOWN, Monday Evg., Juse 17, At 8 o clock.
A Storm in a Teacup. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
- A Storm In a Teacup. .Such wai the phrase used by a delegate who bears a strong facial resemblance to Broken Hill Fergu son, during a discussion by Sydney Labor Council a week ago.. The organising committee had reported at a previous meeting that it had tried without su cess to organise the tin canister makers into a union. The men were afraid that, if they ever attended a meeting their iota would be lost The lordly boss these worke* s make profits for is none otber than jam-seller Edwards, elected by the workers of South Hydney to the .Federal Parliament. Mr. Edwards has not a reputation as a philanthropist, nor yet is he regarded as ever likely to debauch the workers by paying them high wages. If common report is true, Mr. Edwardg' establishment pays very low wages, and the Organising Committee of the Labor Council had written to this gentleman, ask. ing his serene permission to form a union among the men who manu facture his tin canisters. He was : also asked if he ''had any ob...
Monthly Concert. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
Monthly (Concert. The usual monthly concert eventuated at Marx Hall on Sun day night last. The audience waB both large and appreciative. The following friends and comrades contributed to the evening's en tertainment : Mesdames Sbeard, Drake, Nelsan, MisBes Katie Orlovich, and M. Hickman, Messrs Nelson, ConDors, Clancy, Davis, Barlow and Batho. Mr Clancy was responsible for a reci tation entitled ?' The Tramp ' whnh was rendered in a masterly manner ; Mr. Davis also recited 'Kissing Cap,' which was well received ; both these items called for encores, as also- did Mrs. Drake's rendition of ' Irene, Good-night.' The chairman, Comrade A. Thomson, in the course of a few remarks concern ing finance, reminded his hearers that as there was a possibility of their being a very long while dead, every Socialist should get up and hustle If success was to be achieved every comrade, sym pathiser, and friend must get up and hustle. Comrade Drake had charge of the lecturette, which was entitled, ' P...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
Carnegie, in giving aw»y his mil lions, is aoting obed ent to the same psychology that causes devout ban dits to place part of their plunder on the altar of their saints. ? In either case it i - a silly superstition. The law of canse and effeot is not turned away thereby. — ' Weekly People.' HARRY STEGK3A and CO. The eldest Clothing Store in Newest tie The Pises where you get flood Value for yoar Money,
A Call to Battle. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
A Call to Battle. The Socialist Labor Party has taken the field to fight its second Political Battle. Tke same mani festo and nncom promising attitude which ushered in the birth of tbe first definite Socialist Party in Aus tralia is again placed before the workers of this State. With the enthusiasm evoked and the en couraging vote recorded on March 27 last, the Snninlinfc fnrrwn r*ftn enter the present contest full of hope and vigor. We only a-k for Socialist votes ; let this be clearly understood. Our party stands for a principle, and will unflinchingly adhere to it. Th-re will be no trackling, no side tracking tactics. A clear, ringing note is sounded, rising high above the diii of the confnsin t issues put before the workers by the capitalistic parties. We proclaim the class struggle, and fight as a class for the overthrow of capitalism. W ith only mental and muscular force, Labor is a commodity, to be bought and sold in the np«n market, like any' other article ot capitalist comm...
"The People." SUBS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
' The People.' Sobs Received. A.G, Tintenbar, Is ; J.J.M., Sydney, 2s ; D.W., Neutrol Bay, Is ; W.W., Redfern, Is ; J.B., Burwood, 2s ; S.McM., Balmain, Is ; W.T.J., Neutral Bay, Is ; J. S., Alston ville, 8s ; A.N.,5s ; C.H., Alstonville. . At the meeting held in tbe Domain on Sunday, May 26, an appeal for funds wh made, and reaulted in £1 0b 3d being collected. This ac knowledgment waa accidentally onutted nom pur J^tisaaa. , - - i
THE CAMPAIGN FUND. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
THE 6AMPAIGN FUND. The General Executive of the A.S, L. appeals to all' members, friends and supporters, to contribute to the above fund — tbe League having decided to contest the State elections by putting five candidates in the field. When the Socialist Labor Party entered the Political arena at the Federal election, it wm announced that all succeeding elections would be contested, and in pursuance of that statement the party now stands for the State Parliament. Aii ooCialiBts recognise that no work is too hard, no sacrifice too great, to make for the great battle the Socialist Army has undertaken. We want to make the fight as effective as possible, and to do so means cash. Halls, ad vertiaing, and literature are heivy items, which must be provided far. Send what you can, get your frienda and ahopmates to help. Make our second political battle another record of Socialist advance in Australia. All moneys to De sent to Head quarters. J as. O. Mobonky, Gen. Sec. 241 Castlereaph-at., ...
Capitalist Development in America. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
I Capitalist Development in America. Fifty years ago there was not a man in the -.world worth fifty mil lion dollars Tht re was only one nan in the TT S. worth five millions, there were not five worth a million. UneTiundred thousand dollars was -counted as a fortune on which to re tire, and 500,000 dollars thought to Usv iL ? ? 1_ _e- _ ? i__ l ucwjo maris or a supremely ncn man. To-day in Pittsburg, which is one of our minor oities, are ,seventy men worth over a ; million dollars apiece. When Commodore Vanderbilt died in 1876 his fortune of 00 million dollars had passed the mark evt r before reached, while qow there are in our country several who are worth between two' and four han ' dred millions, and a large number : who have reached the hundred mil lion limir. — ' haoncey Depew,
AT CAPITAL'S CAPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
| AT CAPITAL'S CAPITAL. $ Senator Pals'ord (N.S.W.) : ?'Were they have a plunder or a : revenue tariff r' Inteijecion : ' ' Or a blander tariff.' The bin der has been made— by the blundering working class who have returned a Parliament con trolled entirely in the interests of the plundering capitalist class. Senator Play ford (S.A ) will have to be pquelched. He objects to Toby Tosspot drawing £2100 per annum as Premier, and £400 per annum as M.P. Needless to gay, no 'Labor member' makes gach beastly low remarks. Senator Drake (Queensland), aposate, is ' very sorry the kanaka ever came to Queensland, ' but wants to ' hasten slowly' in ex cluding him, very slowly. The Bogus Labor Part/ will have to git on Bamford (Queensland). ?After they have all barked for pro tection or freetrade, he calls him sel. a 'fiscal atheist.' It's bad enough to have two 'creeds among a 'solidarity ' crowd ; they'll bar a third. Bamfard also called himself a Socialist, but. considering the crowd he'R trawl...