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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
Receipt of Sample Copy of this Paper is an invitation to you to become a Subscriber. The International Socialist Official Organ of Revolutionary Socialism in N.S.W. Under the control of Joint Executives, International Socialists. H. E. HOLLAND, Editor. Offices : 61 Goulburn-street, Sydney. Headquarters: 274 Pitt Street, Sydney. All Business Communications to be addressed In the Manager. All Literary Communications to be addressed to tin- Editor. SUBSCRIPTION : Australia — 4s. per year ; Is. per quarter. Ni-u- Zealand— 8s. per year ; L's per quarter. Oilier Countries— 8s pur year ; 2a per quarter. Tin' International. Socialist will be sml FJiEE OF f'UMiCR to Hclwok of Arts, on condition that il is inly JiU'tl. Obtainable from The Inlornational Socialist Group, Sydney. Tin1 Socialist Party of Victoria, Melbourne. 1'Ik' Socialist. Party of South Australia. Adelaide. Marrier Socialist Group, Broken Hill. I'lii- Socialist. Party of New Zealand, Wellington, and Mranehes. Mr*, l.nitcry, ne...
The Labor Party's Victory. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
The Labor Party's Victory. HY II. I-:. HOLWAXI). (Atop.ek 14 has conn.' and gone, to the doleful music of the tolling of the death knell of thu Log-Irons Party of the Past and the tintinnabulations that acclaimed the triumph of the Leg-Irons Party of the Future. The Labor Partv in the State has its MA JORITY. For the better part of 20 years eveiy charge levelled by the Revolutionary Socialist*, every de mand that the Labor Party should make some show of justifyingits claim to be regarded as of the working class, has been met with the wail: ' What can we do while we're in the minor ity. Give us a majority, and then we'll show you.' Through 20 years the Labor Party has struggled to wards the achievement of that ma jority. To secure it, every working class principle has been abandoned or subordinated to the interests of the small exploiting class. The tailoresses were Hung to the sweating wolves to placate Hordern and the manufactur ing interests; the coal lumpers were deserted in a fo...
The Press Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
The Press Fund. Already acknowledged - 47 -- 4 Per O. Jorgensen (Book 3!))— ?H.M. 2s, Germi Is, V. Cliff ls, H.D. ls, Sheed Is, Burden ls 0 7 0 £47 9 4 Advanced as Loans. Already acknowledged . 6 0 0 Total _^ . 53 2 4 All communications to be addressed to O. W. Jorgensen, secretary, Press Fund Com mittee, 2i4 Pitt-street, Sydney. . j — ^~— ? r
John Verran: Strikebreaker. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
John Verran : Strikebreaker. Ox October 13, anniversary of the murder of Ferrer, a curious scene was being enacted in Rundle- street, Adelaide, metropolis of the State of South Australia, which has for its premier John Verran, vJornisn miner and Christian man — leader of a La bor Party Government. The laborers employed by the Neu chatel Asphalt Co. had demanded from the Co.'s manager, A.. B: Woolf, ax icxtka siiihLixG per hay, and their request had been turned down in one swift, insolent act, the Woolf mar; telling the honest workers that they were acting in a most unmanly fash ion. The men affected were, of. course, members of the United Laborers' Union — which seems to be the one union left in South Australia with a courageous kick in it. For several days the job was hung up ; but on October 14 some half-dozen (more or less) industrial derelicts were pressed into the service of Woolf. aid when they turned up to commence opera tions it w?s noted that the Labor Government had sent q...
A Word on "Wowse." [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
'TWord'on'Wowse?r' ISY ISIIMAKL. CoxsniKii the ways of the Wowser and his alk-gcd delight in being miserable.' On his own authority lie is happy when the perfume of cold weak tea is tickling his nostrils. Ho will nibble at a bard -him that lias offered hospitality to the Hies an the shop window for a week, and feel proud of the exercise. He would have all women cross-eyed and with fatty degeneration of the ankles on 'moral' grounds. The stuffy air of gaunt and dreary buildings makes bis nostrils dilate with plea sure, ami be bites huge chuniOi of pew-dust therefrom with evident relish. He is partial to twilight. The sun scorches, the ( landless ii ipiiLvin; iiinii i iv ^wii^iimj ^i i vo nig Vll/UiJ through his nose, with a conciliatory drawl. There is an allinity between his own soul and the tray-bit. He can see no beauty in the lines of a thoroughbred, but the zig-zagging mongrel of the well-to-do old lady parish ioner meet? with bis appioval. He taices a ncen delight in the ''litt...
Labor Party Methods at the Barrier [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
Labor Party Methods at the Barrier ? * ? : BY A KEVOU--T1ONAKY. \ A huge crowd assembled in Argent-street on Saturday night to hear Mr. Kelly lecture on 'Socialism' from the Grand Hotel bal cony. But the lecture didn't eventuate. Noonan, the proprietor of the hotel, objected. The local Miner had printed an article from a Sydney correspondent accusing Kelly of being brought hero by the Liquor Associa tion and saying that the Liberal Party had no knowledge of his departure from Sydney ; so Kelly was simply allowed to repudiate the statements of the paper, fand in trying to do this he received a rather warm time from the crowd l-elow. After Kelly had gone, the Reds took pos session of the balcony, and told the crowd things about Socialism. Jack Flynn spoke first, and told them Socialism was the only 'way out,' The straTT-hat push hooted and jeered, and standing prominently among the shriekers we noticed Frani: Harvey, P.L.L. mayor of Broken Hill. Flynn stood to his guns, and reminded t...
The Telephone Tangle. I [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
The Telephone Tangle. BY ONE WHO KNOWS. I The telephone, though a compara tively recent invention, has entered so largely into our commercial and social life that to the business world it is now quite indispensible. Never theless, unless deprived of its use by a strike of the wage-siaves that work it, the 'public' \vV\ never realise its value and necessity. From a wages point of view the telephone worker is the worst-paid individual in the community. The telephone came into practical use in Australia about the time of the great industrial upheavals and bank ing crises, when those engaging in. the industry were glad of any em ployment, and there being no scale of wages to go by, a bare existence wage was then accepted, and has since become the standard. The telephone was first introduced to Sydney as a private venture by the Stock Exchange. Its utility being proved, the Postal Department de cided to take it over and v ork it as an adjunct of the Telegraph Depart ment. There are matte...
Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
Answers to Correspondents. , i ? T ? A;M.H'., Gronfell.- — Received. Thanks. S.J.B., Childers. — Received. Have for warded papers, and otherwise followed your instructions. Receipt book forwarded. E.-J.B.,' Adelaide. — Postcard received. Thanks.1 P.O.', Sydney. — Will read, and publish decision in rmvt. wonlc's jinswors. J. Bmjmkx't.iiaL. —Thanks. Next week. H.L.D., ' Newcastle. — Will use soon as space permits. ??'? '- W.H., Rand wick. — Considering. If de cide to print, must 'go over- matter .with you first. . . ' ' - -tv'. '??:., , ? . 'A Cuukku.,', Fitzroy,' iyic'.-^Boot, Fac: lory copy to hand.'-; WilLprint.'\ ^'-.Vi, _' ' G.M., Adelaide;. \Y\R:,'- Barren' JacK'. — Writing. -' -;..''„,':,.- ;
CONFESSION OF WANT OF FAITH. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
CONFESSION OP WANT OP FAITH. 11V. .1. II. I'OKIIKTT. O'jJi'i the grave in wliicu I'm tumbled, No silly fiction. need be mumbled, When T to breathe have ceased. ? No platitudes need then be read Re resurrection of the dead, By any lying priest In whose testament it is said Again shall, rise the buried dead — Their Bible that denies. The Bible called God's Holy Word, That says, somewhere, soniethingoccurred. And elsewhere this belies. Its Saviour Christ is but a myth, A name the clergy conjure with — Religion's all a lie. Men's misery — their want and woe, ,Thc treatment of the' poor — all show Tukhe's no ji'st God on men. ' '
Evolution of the Class Struggle (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
Evolution of the Class Struggle NY WILLIAM II. XOYHS. - (Continued. ) We find noiv that even among those who grant that the system of capitalist produc tion has produced this distinction 'of classes, there are many' who believe, like Hubert Owen, that evils are to be overcome by means of a. universal understanding mid agreement among men. Once the truth and beauty of communal ownership be known, both classes will unite in establishing the new order. The thought will father the wish and the wish will beget the ability. For the sake of enlightening mankind as to the wonderful beauty of the new social order, Owen created New Lanark, in. Scot land, beginning January I, 1800. He saw as clearly as anyone that the cause of present social evils was the result of the existing economic system. He remarked that the ?2,o00 people who worked for him — ' my slaves,' as he called them — produced as much actual wealth for society as barely half a century before it was possible for a' popu- lation o...
Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
Broken Hill. A number of Harry Gray's friends fore gathered, at the Exchange Hotel at 3 on Saturday afternoon to bid him farewell. Mr. T- H. Hogan presided, and presented Mr. Gray with a purse of soverigns. Eulo gistic speeches were made, and Harry suit ably replied, touching on events that led up to the severance of his connection with the Combined Union Bakery. He said that he aid not leave JiroUcn lull ot Ins dunce — lie had been forced out. While manager of the Bakery he had worked for Socialism, and none could say he had over subordinated principle to commercialism. He regretted the valiant friends he was leaving behind, but otherwise regretted nothing that he had done in connection with the Socialist inove movement. He would continue to work for that movement. Among those present were O'Reilly, Travers, Parker, and El V. Cogan, representing Barrier Group. On Saturday night the Groupites fare welled comrades Gray ami Hynn at Biggs's Motel. The toast of 'Our Departing Com rades ...
JUST BEFORE ELECTION, BROTHER. THE LABOR PARTY'S SONG. Air: "Just before the battle, mother." [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
JUST BEFORE ELECTION, BROTHER. THE LABOR PARTY'S SONG. Air: ' Jt-*t livjhiv tin- Imtlh; mother.' BY DA.NDKLION. Just before election, brothers, Wo are thinking much of you: Mow to get the votes of mother.-?, Aunties Kate anil Sisters Sue! Chorus. Cheer up, brothers!' You m;iy never See those horrii1. strikes again; ? Foil TIIK !5TIUKKK.S WK'U. KXDKAVOH ? To Sl'IM'IIKSS WITH JAIL AXI) CHAIN. Some declare our party's sleeping Whilst your 'masters rule and rob. ]-ut m constant watch we're keeping — We are always on the job! Therefore — Uhoni*. Yes! Our party never pauses I' i this work: nor did we fail To support Wade's penal clauses GrviMi Stkikioiis two .months' jail. Hence you should — C'/iunf.*. We're aware employing vermin Hob you on the land and sea, ]$l'T OlMl \Va»KO1« BoAUDS DKTKIIMINK What Tin: iiomiKK.s' siiahk shall m;. JJut — Chorus. We're aware that you are plundered, ? That you're in an awful fix; Ninety-four in ev'ry hundred Slaving for the owning six. Spoken: Never mind...
S.F.A. News & Notes. Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
S.F.A. News & Notes. Sydney Jottings. Comhadk Hocking (who has been one of our constant propagandists in Sydney) writes: ' 1 am leaving Sydney for Gilgan dra, aid will not be back in the city till Christmas. Please forward my paper to Gilgandra, as I find it a great help in pro paganda work; and I intend to spend all my spare time in spreading the gospel of Socialism. Splendid weather, a large audience, and rattling speeches' were the main features of Sunday's Domain meeting. Hirst was chairman, and Wilson spoke on the Clays Struggle, '.. Holland following with a magnifi cent '.speech on the Martyrdom of Ferrer. The evening meetings were also largely attended, and splendid work was done. Cjnirade CJann made his debut as chair man at the Martin Place mscting, and Wil son spoke of the Australian Labor Party and the Glass Struggle. The Goul burn-street meeting was also a huge success. The chairman was comrade Rutherford, and the speakers Walsh and Slade.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
S.F.A. Post Cards. 1. 'AVlmt tin- L-.il.ov l'iirly liiis j.'.,t for tlie Politi cian with C'oin]iiil.M.r.v A rl.il nil ion— Olionie 1'iirk. (mix- Mill, tlu- ivMiU-m-i- of Mr. AV M . ]JiisrlK)s. M.l\' ; :1ml 'AVIiut tlio Labor Farty hiWjiut lor flu- Workers with Conmulsury \r iHti-atioii— Alim-rs' Maiii-ions al I'latts-kirg. ' 2. ?C'.-al Country Contracts.' 'The rtifci.U-nai of Mr. Alex. l!o.--ft- (WhIIm-ihI Coal Co.), Tlatts liiuy';aiwl 'Miners' Hoiuk on 'Wulkoml Co.'s. M-iliiU- at I'lattslnn-'.'.' S ' }yi»-iv tlie IWincrs l.ivu.'. ' ritt Town, U all.-L'iKl,''aiiil 'Miners.1 llonii-s.' 4. ?'Tlu/Ki'il l*luft Krijiiulu'— jaik-d fur i-rotcstiii' iij.'am:-L tin: Coercion Act. 6. UK. Ufillanil— sriik-invfl to two years' lianl lalmr in Allmry Jail for .-edition lor a speech in connection with (he Jii-ukon Hill Lockout. i. I'.iOil Coiifm-nco Delegates. Dm- IVnny Kiii-li. Assorted 1'ackels, -; for .|,1 ,,.. . . . I'ostajii- Kslra. wholesale iiom (ii-m-ral Tn-nMircr, tJ'ji -'7-1 I'itt Street...
In the Pit. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 22 October 1910
ii i i- 1 i.i — ? _i- ? - — — ~ — — n In the Pit. u T.V SYD.VKV I'Alt'l'ltlGI-:. Ulack Moxhay — dire day — has come again. 0 God, for another hour of snug blankets and oblivion! I would I might barter my soul for that hour. But necessity, nar cotised by the person of my Moss, hounds niej'roni my haven, and I arise to shiver through a deadly wash, . scratch a comb through my hair, fling on garments in an ever-increasing velocity as vagra nt glances at tlm fltw*!; -bn\v mi* tinwi linrUinfr hiiiciwIj make a .dash for my hat, pour a cup of cocoa into ni.- — luckily — cast-iron innards, siiatch a brown-paper lunch and the daily, and flee as from the wrath to come down the garden 'path. As my feet clang sharply on the frosty pavement and the pinching air takes my breath away, I hate everything, myself in cluded, and despise most of all the short fat man I should be meeting at the next corner, but who li.v this is far up the street. 1 reach the car pumping breath like an en gine on the up ...
Lesson Seventeen: A Last Word. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
Lesson Seventeen : A Last Word. IF financially you belong to the working class, and Socially you belong to the working, class, and Industrially you belong ,to the working class, and Historically you belong to the working class, and In habits you belong to the working class, and In opportunities you belong to the work ing class, and Practically you belong to the working class, and In destiny you belong to the working class, Then— Logically you — at least you — belong or ganically to the Revolutionary Socialist Party committed to those doctrines that will set you free. . We must think like men and be free or we must surrender like slaves (and union or non-union, strike or no strike) lje fore ever starved into submitting to the tyranni cal program of Capitalism. Toil, toil, toil, toil, toil — for cheap clothes, cheap food, cheap shelter and cheap furniture, and be forever socially snubbed, scorned and damned for our lack of leisure, culture and cash.' ? ' '
Mental Dynamite. Lesson Sixteen: Why International Socialist Party Members pay Monthly Dues. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
Mental Dynamite. Lesson Sixteen : Why International Socialist Party Members pay Monthly Dues. The workingmen must be taught — (a) What their industrial wrongs are and (b) How to right those wrongs. This teaching must go on ALL the time (before and after elections) till millions of workers unite in a party of their, own class for the triumph of their own class. This consist campaign of education in volves a constant expense. The workers must pay the expenses ofthe workers' party. But the workers can't pay in big sums. They can pay in small sums. If they do pay regularly in small sums the party can go head with a steady campaign of educa tion.
Evolution of the Class Struggle (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
Evolution ofthe Class Struggle BY WILLIAM II. XOYES. (fjonlinucd.) :?? ? . ? A:s for tlVe 'English working mini, 'always , .something practical' is his- motto, and with a true self-preservative spirit, he has built up his wonderful trade unions.; They have served their purpose, and so far as they have fostered deep fraternal and co-operative feel ing they illustrate what I have said above that 'just in proportion as the advantage of each is involved in the advantage of others, just in that proportion egoism gives place to altruism.' Trade unions are of great value to trade unionists, but their lack, now com ing to , be appreciated, is. their inadequate recognition, of the solidarity of -the- interests of. all workers. When we hear of the wonderful success of 'British trade \mions, we need to remember, too,'' that they are an ' aristocracy of work ing men,' comprising only one-fifth of the total number of workers, while in London alone 100,000 persons are supported by the 'poor rates...
THE MACHINE'S PROTEST. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
THE MACHINE'S PROTEST. Said the great machine of iron and wood, ' Lo, I am a creature meant for good, But the criminal touch of godless greed Has niadt! me a monster that scatters need And' want nnd lumper wlieree'r 1 go. I would liftmen's burdens and lighten their woe, I. would give them leisure to laugh in the sun, If .owned' by the Many— instead of the one. ' If owned by the i-coi-le, the whole wide earth Should learn my purpose and know my worth. 1 would Close the chasm that yawns in our soil 'Twixt unearned richer and lil-paid toil. Xo man should h nger, and no man 'labor, To fill the purse of an idle neighbor; And each man should know when his work was done, Were I share 1 by the Many — not- owned by one. 'I am forced by the few, with their greed lor gain, To forge for the Many new fetters of pain. Yet tint; is iny purpose, and ever will be, To sot' the slaves of tlte. workshop free. . ^ Oo«l ?JwtU'ii the d^wlien,. overjoyed^ : [ . tTPluft desperate hosf of the unemployed .Sli...