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Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Answers to Correspondents. — — * — _ Tin-: Si.avk ; A.ia.v; F.S..S.. Adelaide: W.I I.. Sydney. — Received. Will use a. space permits. -.'.M.. Adelaide.— S.F.A. Treasurer for warding receipt. Particulars desired will be posted this week. i \-m .m .\.\.\, i .I mum mi. i n,i iiK*. u ruing by next mail. , K.V.C., Bn.ken Hill. Subs received. Doubtful if can supply from dale mentioned. Kxehanges arriving alright. Thanks. |. A ?number of replies unavoidably held over. | ? ' ;
THE POINT OF VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
THE POINT OF VIEW. I s'r.n-n -m :i i-';iin Hi'i'.';u\v f.-iir. Where tin1 bright sun slnnii1. ;:iul &n\ ??'? grow . j;iwii, . . ' And-iitllc uliiiiliTii p'.nynl ::i! ;!niiuul. \\TlliiO ll!ipi\V' llHltluTS U-Jj(fllC'(l (.111! H.C..-IK', Am» I I saiil this is u joyous world. Ami tilings ;mi ;i!l its tlii\v oii^lit In. l,r. 'r'.ii'.-i1 Agitators low nuiek nuri'ilirl. I'or things .-ire ms fiiir ;is fiiir i-an 1 ic'. S.n we'll stiind pat. And li-t wi'll enough a'.iiru1. '.Hut «ino IimiI -?! i n 1 1 -t.M 1 an .udjiurut hill. And his vision reached ln'.vnnd ni.v kon. II ? ;')!d of sulTcring want siiid \vm\ And licriv wild si rubles rtwi.\L men and man. 11- cij'.li-d '' conic up,' hut I shook my head. I i-.iii s(\- »:! things from here sis we1.!. So I sli!! s;ing on of low and hope. And dosed ni.v r.irs to his tidk of hull. So we'll ;ill1stj!inl pal, And let well enough nloiie. He called iig;:in. mihI with weiiry feet, I struggled till I readied his side, And that 1 s::\\ — hut my t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing ! Read This ! — -and Get to Work! Fan every TWENTY SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or yearly) that YOU send in for Tiik Intkuxatioxaj, Socialist, the Executive will give you Five Shillings1 Worth of Books to lie selected from the following, and also from the Socialist Literature list of the In ternational Socialist Literature Department, published in this issue. This offer will apply na from August 1. It is not made with reference to renewed subscriptions. Books containing 20 receipt iornis will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of new subscribers, together with amounts collected, must be handed in weekly while receipt books must be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. Write at once for a Receipt Book. The best way to do Socialist propaganda is to get subscribers for Tun IxTKKXATroxAuSwiAMST, the uncompromising, righting organ of Rev olutionary Socialism; and, ...
Bernard Shawisms. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Bernard Shawisms. Tiik true diagnostic of modern gentil ity is parasitism. A gentleman of our days is one who has money enough to do what every fool would do if he could afford it that is, consume without producing. : ' No elaboration of physical or niora.l. accomplishment can atone for the sin of parasitism. ? The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one ? persists in' trying to adapt the world Yo..;hii,nsbU'. Therefore., all progress depends ,on the unreasonable man. ??' ?Charity is the most mischievous sort of- pruriency. All men mean well.' ,
Patriotism and Militarism. A Menace to Liberty. (Continued) [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Patriotism and Militarism. A Menace to Liberty. . MY lO.M.MA (iol.l I.MAN. (I'oilli'nn.;!.) 1 iik rising cost of iiiiliUirisiu mny lie still TurlluT illustniU'd l-y et imputing il as a pt'i; i-apita lax on population. From the first to the last of the (iw yujir pi'riods' taken as. the bns.isjor tin; comparisons lien.1 given it lias risen a-; follows: ' In\('!mil Britain.. from X! ' I (..+.. X' 1 1\ 1 i \ . . :„ I.' ? r ? .-o- i-tr-n.i rj. nj iv.». in rr;iiii:e. iroiii £'?) l'-s (5-l I'd £4 l;l.s; in.,' Germany, from- £2 8s ikl to £3 2s; in the r.niled^Blales. from £1 2s Oil to £2 \nn\...\n Russia, from £1 2s (id to £2 Is (id; /in Italy, from £3 2s :-5d to '£o!)s: ai'ul in Japan from os i)d to .I'isikl. - It is. in connection with this rough, estimate of cost per capita that the economic luirden of militarism is most -appreciable. The irresistible conclusion from available data is that the increase of expenditure for army and navy purposes is rapidly surpas sing the growth of populat...
Capitalism's Trail of Blood. Or, The Dignity of Labor. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
. Capitalism's Trail of Blood. Or, The Dignity of Labor. For 1/ Itlurul hr tin: jiriir it( all i/uiir irnillli, (IihhI (iofl! ice Imiv /mill il in full. Tin-: body of an old man, 74 yearn of age. was found about a mile and a. half out of Clifton. Ife had been camping near the s.ea-beacb for the past s.ix months. , Wil limn ( i privnu ' ? 111' i liii'. Vni'.f 1 1 .'Hi., .I-,,,, l.r.'M ? . ... in ... -.-i-riu.'| . . ? vi iy *.i,yiui i ;.j.*i y i\v^i I 1 I 1 1 1 mine, fell and injured bis shoulders, while trying to escape a Fall of earth. ??? ' E. 0'idgcn was seriou.sly'injured in a blast ing accident in Block lOniino, -JirokenJIill. Martin McCann, railway guard, was &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; knocked down by a train at Fassifern and killed. He was 67 years of age, and had &nbsp; been 10 years in the service. &nbsp; &nbsp; James. Craven, seamen, working on the steamer Kadina, fell down the coal bunker, and was. killed. Charles Stowe, while enga...
Open Column. The Vista of Ages And the Voice of Love. I. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Open Column. 1 The Vista of Ages And the Voice of Lwe. I1V A. II. 11EHKY. I. The prehistoric man and his hammer, the barbarian and his slaves, the feudal lord and his serfs,1 the capitalist and worker of to-day, the law and army and navy, are seen by the student of evolution, history, economics, and sociologv.to be connected. The student also recognises that the spoils of the savage, bar barian, and feudal lord — wrung from the victim, slave, and serf respectively — are identical with profits, rents, and interest, which are unjustly (if legally) taken by the capitalist from the worker of to-day. The average supporter of the Bible un thinkingly rejects the theory of Evolution, whilst oil the other, hand the average sup porter of ^volution and Socialism is inclined to speak lightly of the Bible. May not, how ever, their views be reconcilable? If the de scription of creation contained in Genesis l-e interpreted allegorically, and it is also re ineniliered that the Bible through its pro...
Patriotism and Militarism. A Menace to Liberty. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Patriotism and Militarism. A Menace to Liberty. BY KMM.V U0M)MAX. (Continual.) A wkitkh on the militany conditions of America, in a recent article, commented on the power of the military man over the ci vilian in Germany. He said, among other things, that if our Republic had no other meaning than to guarantee all citizens equal rights it would have just cjiuso for existence. 1 am convinced that the writer was not in Colorado during the Patriotic regime of General hell. He probably would- have changed bis mind had he seen how, in the name of Patriotism and the Republic, men - were thrown into hull-pens, dragged about, driven across, the border, and subjected to all kinds of indignities. Nor is that Colorado incident the only one in the growth of the military power in the United States. There is hardly a strike where troops and militia do not come to the rescue of those in power, and where they do not act as arrogantly and brutally as do the men wearing the Kaiser's uniform. Then, too...
BROKEN ON THE WHEEL. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
BROKEN ON THE WHEEL. ? - -- — ▼?- ? Thkkk children played on the attic floor. The babe that lay in the cradle made four. A widow sat at bur wheel in 1 sewed, Many her wants and much she owed. And all must be met from what she made, The pitiful pittance the sweatshop paid. The eldest came running, ' Mother, dear, The milkman with his bill is here.' .She emptied her purse. ' Whatever betide, Baby must have his food,' she sighed. She sewed and sewed, not lifting her head, The smallest pause would mean less bread. ' 0, nintl.er, the grocer asks his pay.' ' Tell him ' to-mo'rrnw '— I've nothing to day.' And -»n she sewed, the sad-faced one. Who buried her husband a twelve-month gone. ' I'm hungry, mother!' 'There's bread on the shelf; (Jive lo your brothers, and help yourself.' ''Do you not want some of the wee bit here?' '' I have no time to eat, my dear.' With hand sibove and foot below, Sin.1 wrought — no thought save to sew and sew. '' 0, mother, .here is the .mortgage man.' '' Tell ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
If the party of your, father is good enough for you, why is not, the log school house, the old plow, (he old methods he used, good enough for you? Why not be consistent'? HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing ! Read This! ? and Get to Work! Fois every TWENTY SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or yearly) that YOU send in for Tiik ?Jntkhnatioxai. Socialist, the Executive will give you Five Shillings' Worth of Books lobe selected from the following, and also from the Socialist Literature list of the In ternational Socialist Literature Department, published in this issue. This offer will apply as from August 1. It is not made Avith reference to renewed subscriptions. Jioolcs containing 20 receipt iorms will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of new subscribers, together with amounts collected, must be handed in weekly while receipt books must be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. Write at. once for a Rec...
A Column of Clippings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
A Column of Clippings. Tun politician may tell you that the beads of perspiration on your brow are more precious than the jewels of a. coronet, but he does not wear that kind of jewels. The Empress of Russia has a passion for perfumes. She collects them with the eu tiiusiasin tliat other people.; bestow'. on pic ,turcs or old china. Amongst her treasures 'is' a scent distilled from a rare variety of ?wild rose found only in the south of her dominions. ' It costs, she boasts, not less than fifty pounds a drop. But there is an infinitely costlier perfume being prepared for her. royal house. .It is distilled from the blood of tin: people, and its name is Free dom. If there is a crime that should bring the 'crmison wave of shame to the cheek of man it is child labor. We have to-day capitalistic class govern ment. Every department is controlled ab solutely by the capitalist class. Workers should not and will not be satis fied until they get all they produce. There is machinery enough to ...
Economics of the Modern Church. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Economics of the Modern Church. 15Y T1IK SI.AVK. I am a Socialist, likewise an Infidel, not an uncommon combination, though not the universal rule, as the* apologists of the bourgeoisie would have their dupes believe. ,v-( ? Infidel though I be, the Church as; a capitalist institution possesses c'pn-; suieraujo attraction tome, rpuuruu-. ise it on. occasions as .1- do, the. theatre. There the student of human nature secures the material' tolixercfse his faculties 'ad libitum. 1 went to Church the other Sun day night, r enjoyed it. All day I had been chafing under the influence of a philosophic mental excursion beyond the sordid confines of Capi talist Commercialism into the Klysian (ields and the smiling gardens of the Socialist Republic, and F had real ised that for many years to conic .1 would remain an unwilling sacri ficial victim relentlessly offered up week by week to the Moloch of Greed and Profit. 1 felt depressed, and con cluded that 1 needed amusement. 1 decided to hear th...
Bernard Shawisms. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Bernard Shawisms. Hk who believes in education, criminal law, and sport, needs only property to makcMiim a perfect modern gentleman. The man who listens to Reason is lost. Reason enslaves all whose minds' are not strong enough to master her. Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experi ence. ', ' . ?'?.'. l'f we could learn ? from lnerejexperienee, the stones of London 'would be wilser.than its wisest men. - ? :'\'' ?''.?? ?\i.--i ??' Those whom we call, brutes h(id their re venge when Darwin- showed, us that they were our cousins'. ' -. ,. _. -,??'. ,-:' ' ? The thieves had their. revenge' iwhen Marx convicted' the bourgeoisie, of .theft.' -,(,. ., ? Hell is paved with good'i intentions, not -bad ones'.', .. ., .,.-.!--'. -;.',V,- -?!*., :?..?'--.': r. ' Those -who minister to poverty and disease are accoinplices.-.ini the two .worst, of ,aU die crimes.,,.. ...;,, :,-=.,, £ ,-,'?'-.-,.-,.'],, .V' ' He who gives,money, he, has_ not earned, is...
At the Target. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
9 At the Target. j ? IJY li .isn.VAia. Tiiky c:ui deprive a lighter of his liberty : kit they can't deprive Liberty of her light ers. Contentment is liot iu .virtue;' it is a malady. When the wage-slave surrenders his rigln tu strike, lie is reaching out for his right if l-e struck. ' ? -?'.'/. - As surely as the Collection ' Hate' is tin soul of (Jhurchisinity, su is the Dividend tin soul of Industry. It takes the man wlio'has grown rich at the expense of fools to properly appreciate folly. ? ? The mere right to mark a ballot paper m- more makes the wage-slave free than d..-- the right to Uy convert the aviator into ;m angel. When n doubt .send in an upperout. Inspiration cuts a line figure, but (iump tion shifts the rocks. Law i.s the nominee umpire of the Privi leged, drawing a salary from tlio Kxploitcd If tbi-iv is such a thing as a weapon li. elkrhve than boxing-gloves at KXK) yard.--, that weapon is Arbitration. Those who work on empty stomachs mav solace themselves with the ...
A Call for Help from Argentina. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
A Call for Help from Argentina. Tiik general secretary of the S.F.A. has re ceived the following letter from the Socialist Party in the Argentine: ' To the Socialist, Parties of the World. ' Bv means of martial law, and under a state of siege, the Congress of this country is enforcing the tyrannical law of repression, the principal points of which you will find reprinted in the accompanying journal. ' In view, of the urgency- of this communication we were not able to send a full translation. 'Under this law, the penalty of death is summarily inflicted on women and minors from the age of 1-S as well as men. ''The law pretends to combat anarchism, but the Government takes advantage of 'it to suppress Socialist propaganda, crush the in 'dustrial organizations, and restrict the right to strike, as well as the right of public meet ing and other civil rights. 'This law was passed in the brief space of j -IS hours, in compliance with the demands ! of the bourgeoisie, after the explosion of...
Why I am a Socialist. Some Sentimental Reasons. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Why I am a Socialist. Some Ssntimental Reasons. UY K. .1. HlfAOV. I. Wiikx I come to give reasons for being a So cialist T Mud that each Fresh consideration of the question brings up a host of hilluenecs that affect me. I think I am a, Socialist largely from sympa thy. You gut to tin; core of theCollic character through tlie emotion rather than by reason. It is said that an Irishman is always ' agin the g)vermneiit.' Having regard to the nature of class government all the world over, this statement may be accepted as a compli ment to Celtic perception. (iovernment in its existing form is more often than not a system of brute force care fully organised to preserve the rights and privileges of the small exploiting class at the expense of the health, security, and hap piness of the great exploited majority. For this reason I am 'agin the govern ment.' Except in my own personal satisfaction I stand to lose rather than gain by being a Socialist. It is not yet a popular faith. Its open pr...
Austria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Austria. Having been refused certain demands af fecting the wage-rate,- Austrian railway workers have entered upon a passive resis tance campaign. Nobody left work ; evcry one remained, at his post, ? obeying- every order-, rule, and regulation in such a way that the whole railway system has been thrown out of gear, and the service is almost tied up. The railway men say they will pursue this plan of campaign until their de mands are satisfied. '*'
Socialist Fables. The Man Underneath. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Socialist Fables. The Man Underneath. A i ik aw dray broke down in the street. A. man was crushed beneath it. On top of the. dray was a load of merchandise, anil on top of that sat a lot of capitalists. A crowd of men gathered and began to discuss, how to relieve the man underneath. They discussed so hard that the people nnail.v created tiiem into a L arliainent. Then they called in a lot more, men called Political Economists, who decided that the man had always been crushed; it was his natural condition, and it was useless to think of releasing him. The Statesman said it would overturn civilisation to let the man get out from under the dray, and so it would. Next, chairs were endowed in universities to teach that the man was not lit to survive, or that he had too much over-production on top of him, and even if he got out he could not walk because of lack of experience in walking. Then came the Theologians. 'who said the man's heart was. bad,- aiid must be saved lirst. Also, that if...
Great Britain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
Great Britain. ?The free speech fight at Hastings has not yet ended. ' The Sodtd-Dcmocrut for August contains a readable article by JT. Quelch. on 'The Prevention of Destitution.' -t. Addison. concludes his somewhat lenutliv hut most fascinating paper on 'The Survival of the' Fittest,' 'and II. W. Hobart writes on ' Mallock v. Marx.' ' The Budget of the German Workman,' from Die Niuic Xeil, is continued. \\. K. Rentoul, M.D., writes on ' Proposed Sterilisation of Certain Degen erates,' and altogether the number is good, and might be read with profit by Australian Socialists'. The price of this well got-up magazine is only &1.
S.F.A. News & Notes. South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 1 October 1910
S.F.A. News & Notes. South Australia. IIY II. S.I'. I iik annual conterenoc ol the I'nited Labor Party, held in Adelaide last week, car ried a large number of resolutions, but what practical ma they are 'u a matter for specu lation, as the chairman stated that, the confer erence Hot bcintr a nl.-ill'orm onn flwv cmilrl not place anything on the L.P. platform. One interesting feature of the conference was (he effective way in which the parlia mentarians secured control of the executive for the ensuing twelve months, all the ex ecutive oliicers being parliamentarians. There was a resolution moved to the ef fect that a paid secretary and organiser be appointed for the i:.L.P.,but they discovered that, although the membership of the 'T.L.P. is large, the enthusiasm is small, and the amount necessary to pay a secretary could no; be raised. Au amendment was moved that a partially paid secretary be appointed, but the chair man (Klauer, M.L.C.J, on a point of order taken by Rep. Rob...