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Theunion men of Spokane seem^to have discovered a traitor iu J.^Mortin President of the Trades^Council. They threw him out of^the hall. C.ood for Spokane.
toa vote preventing the usual^juggling which labor legislation i^^subjected too in old party councils,^and thus put quite a different com^^plexion on the matter. The old^party aldermen were afraid to vote^against the measure as labor has a^tremendous vote in Milwaukee.^The only effective way to get re^^forms is to support the Socialists,^their fearless work in the caujse of^labor will force the unwilling repre^^sentatives of capitalism, to grant^all the immediate demands of the^working class. Capitalism will give^little to labor through generosity,^but when influenced by fear of the^rapid growth of Socialism, will in^America as in Kurope grant many^concessions hoping thus to check^its growth.
WeiserMercantile Co., have gone^broke, another evidence of republi^^can prosperity: but just wait till^Rockefeller gets his latest trust in^trim and becomes the wholesale gro^^cer of the United States.
SamParks convicted of collecting^money from New York contractors^by promises of preventing strikes on^their jobs is dead in Sing Sing.^Parks of the working class was^guilty and suffered for it, but the^capital st^ who bribed him are free^and DOM as model citizens.
WilliamSchurman, imirnalist of^ilollatii visited Congress antl was^^hocked to find the Mnbtfl read^ing and talking while thr house! ^)^was ci iisidrring an appropriation of^*^!**).000,000. He fat tod to under^^stand that the congressmen had^nothint to say in such matters,^Rockefeller, Morgan anil company,^arrange all such little business deals,^and T n.it . congressmen uhen and^how to vote. Stay with us a while^Schunran ami observe the aggrega^^tion. Bothiag like it since ancient^Rome.
Chita: ' ( hronit le ti e dear old^thing, v..'^ :i Mipporter of public^moral- v^^n know. h..s i .-.t discover-^ed th;.t Socialism is not a free love^religion. It the observ editor of^this capitalistic sheet ^ utilities his^investii; ation he will also find out^we do not WOffskip the tVltkOf gra\ en^images: we have even 1 KC tflM icon^oclasia broken the y d, i e and Iris^paatrri :nlore. the golden calf.^Aboi ' -ises (f ;he lalmr
question,as his masters allow him^to sHtCUts, he talks real i lain; and^said conservative lab ^r leaders, an^other nsuie lor paitl tools of the^robbers, sre becoming alanMd at^the danger ol domination of labor^organizations bj Socialists, He in^^forms his readers that i'^ ( hi^ag.^^like all the large can ten the radical^element in ti ^_^ nnl ^ns is rapidly^growing ii power. We d ^ubt if the^edit^ir would have made all these^discoveries, if the S^^talists were^without an aggressive daily paper^in Chicago tbat would j u'.jlish the^truth, and thus force the capitalist^editors to gi1. ! BcrottBtS of our con^^vention containing some truth,^plentyfullv shaded with suggestions^of what they would lik^ Socialism^to be.
Laborwake up, rub your eyes,^historv is repeating itself. In Europe^all that labor has gained in the last^40 years has come through the socia^^lists party; although that party has^never been in pm er. The capita^^list in Milwaukee just like their^class in Germany have had to give^way before the aggressive union^tactics of a Socialist meinority. At^the regularcouncil meeting Comrade^F.miel Seidel introduced an ordi^nance providing that the union^label should appear on all city^printing. The Ke-democans con^^sidered it quite a joke, anil thought^to josh the comrade out of the^notion ot supporting sucha measure:^the Socialists forced the ortlinance
KugeneV. Debs one of the most^unique figures in American public^life; a man who is true to the class^to which he belongs and who has^sacrificed his youth, energy and am^^bition struggling for the industrial^emancipation of the workers is the^Socialist candidate for President.^Well known as an aggressive worker^in the peoples cause, the great A.^R. 17.1 strike left him the most not^^ed labor leader in the country.^Offered fifr thousand dollars to call^the strike oft he indignantly kicked^the wo.dd be briber out of the room.^His honesty and aggressive, fearless^policy in conducting the strike re^^duced the capitalists to the last ex^^tremity and w hen the men had the^exploiters virtually beaten Cleveland^sent the Federal troops into Illinois,^although the ( rovernor, the immor^^tal Altgeld whose memory will be^revered by the free generations for^centuries to come, when the obese^scoundrel who disgraced the presi^^dency will exist but as a name on^the payroll of the Nation, iu the^name of the people of the State of^Illinois commanded him not to do^so, as there was no disturbance that^could by the most warped imagina^^tion be called insurrection, but^obedient to his interests as a capi^^talist Cleveland disregarded the de^^sires of Altgeld and invaded the^state to enable our millionaires him^^self included to reap a golden har^^vest from the fields of human woe.
I^ebs could neither be bought nor^frightened so our enemies, the rich,^placed him in prison. I luring this^imprisonment iie studied the Social^^ist philoso] by, and since that time^has been an active worker in the^Socialist ranks. The majority of^the people are as yet ignorant of^the ethical beauty and material ail^vantage ot ^ocialism, but the labors^of such men as l^e!^s have removed^a great iti^ of ignorant prejudice^concerning our movement. And the^great c-m ti tration of wealth is^bringing the proper economic con^^ditions for the growth'of class coti-^scii ni-'iess among the workers which^wifh tbt active agitation accounts^for the rapid growth of Socialism in^the last few years, in this glorious^work of equ ation Debs has taken a^leading part. Living in an age no-^t iriously ^ irrupt) when the idol of^-hi ^ i^s - : .'ile ol .old and evsjfjf^crime is lauded, in a captain of in^^dustry; when the majority of the^press, churches and colleges teach^the love of gold as superior to all^else, leach it by practice, if not by^precept; when the alleged rights of^property .ire used as an excuse for^wanton extortion, l^ebs has proved^himself superior to all debasing sur^^roundings, fearless in fighting for^liberty, he towers above the petty^politicians of the old parties,^^As some tall cliff that lifts its aw^^ful form,^Swells from the vale, and midway^leaves the storm,^Though round its breast the rolling^clouds are spread,^Eternal sunshine settles on its^head.
Knglisheconomist although a bitter!^opponent of Socialism admitted that^it was inevitable, because of '.he^concentration or trustification of^industries that is the logical out^^growth of the private ownership of^the instruments of production. It is^a remarkable fact that all the men^of great intellectual power, who have^given the world ideas that have^forced it along the road of progress,^were ridiculed, scorned or persecut^^ed by the governments and ^wise^men^ of their day. Bruno suffered^martyrdom for proving the earth a^sphere; the government and pro^^fessors said it was flat, Columbus^grasped the truth and reasoned that^as the earth is round he could sail^west, ever westward until he reach^^ed the port from which he started.^Attempting the fete, which was to^be accomplished by Magellen, he^discovered America. Put suffered^ridicule, neglect and hatred of th^teachers of those days, l ime holds^reward in store, the thinkers may^be branded anarchists, agitators and^lunatics who would overthrow an^^cient and hoary customs, ^fiends^of humanity whom society for its^own salvation should condemn to^the dungeon or gallows;^ but such^demons of the present will be the^saints of the immediate future. Abo^^litionists were vilified and persecut^^ed by politicians and churchmen,^just as Socialists are today, but abo^^lition triumphed and our movement^which is but the continuation of the^abolition movement, having for its^object the emancipation of mankind^from the tyranny of the horde of^vampires that live off its labor, will^just as surely conquer. The So^^cialist contends that the only way^for the people to settle the trust^question is to take control and op^^erate the industries for the benefit^of all, in place of the aggrandize^^ment of a few. Democrats, repub^^licans, churchmen fake labor lead^^ers, all join in the coyote chorus^that it is impossible; as recently as^ten years ago the same wise bunch^declared that the trust was impossi^^ble and would necessarily, to quote^a favorite expression, go to pieces
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remain,also the farmers, all these^compete, that is struggle with one^another for a chance to live. In this^bitter struggle they are learning^what the Rockefellers, Morgans,^Goulds and Carnegies have learned,^that competition is Hell.
Kxhaustedin the debasing effort^to get enough of the world's wealth^to live on, these laborers do not^have energy or time to study the^cause of their misery, except as per^^sonal experience burns fragmen-^tory truths into their intellect.^Many have just learned that the^trusts are in some way affecting^them; to this element the cry of,^^Down with the trust, or bust the^trust,^ seems the greatest wisdom.^The Socialists know the trust can^^not be destroyed, and it would not^be desirable if it could; the condi^^tion of the mass of the people, la^^borers, under the competitive sys^^tem of manufacturing in vogue 30^years ago was worse than it is to^^day; everyone knows this fact, then^why in the name of common sense^should we desire to establish it^again
Donot destroy the trusts, use^them, make every citizen an equal^shareholder in the plant and give^him dividends according to his^work. You would then destroy the^only feature of the trusts that is^bad, viz., private ownership, which^makes the few owners the masters
andthe people slaves. Competition^of its own weight; fifty years agajwastes ,aborf the trusts save it, but
thepeople reap no benefit, the sur-
Socialists proved that the trust*
wouldcome, so it is easy to see w ho^deserves to be honored as prophets.
pluslabor is forced on an already^glutted labor market and renders
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Fouror five vears ago republican thc striIKj,|e for existence all the^statesmen, excuse the term, said ' hardcr ten(UllJ, to re,lucc the mmm j^there were ^no trusts,^ recently the | of the rest H,u Socialism will give I^President, let it be. known that there these lab^rcrs work at some pro^|^c.^are trusts, and that he dhided them Uve employment, and by reducing^(in two classes, good trusts and bad ! the hours of toi, absorb the labor of^trusts. All trusts are alike, th^ every idle man; the industries will,^produce something the people need, j ^ t^n(iucted not f(,r the proflt of^control both its manufacture and , ,he few bm to prod,,cc the weaUh j^distribution, and sell it at a profit; j the people need to ,ive ,,appyf pfos.^itwillevidentlystump even strenuous. rous |ives We haye anti.trust^Teddy to convince the iritelliKei.t, ,aW8 ualore but they are worthless.^public that any of them are good. | how can a Uust ,aw jn NIi^ouri con.^The democrats the political expres ^ a ^ .)peratjnK in New Vork^^s.onof the crippled wing of the ca,, Andevcn if the ronstitution w as^itahstic vulture, thoroughly agrees amendcd to tfivc the ,;edcral Kuv.^with the republican, that there a.. emmcllt p(jwcri what then^ (;L.r
god and bad trusts; th's is as it^should be, there is no longer anv
manyand Knglund have all sui h^power vested in their governments,
economicreason why these twothe trusts are ;ip^c.^part.es each representing cap ... Lis wilhl|, tllL.;(, UinK,loms. Alld w,,.a
shoulilexist, so this concord on the|of ^ intc.mational tnist8 that ,^^all important ijiiestion of the trust^is a sign of the inevitable union.
Fiftyyears ago Karl Marx the^founder of the modern Socialist^movement, in his great works, (Cap^^ital and the Communist Manifesto,^predicted the concentration of in^^dustries and financial power into the^hands of a few men, only to be^laughed to scorn by every politician^professor or alleged economist of^his time. Herbert Spencer the great
whichcannot l^e long delayed. The^republicans claim that if more pub^licity is given to the trust, it will^take all the harm out of them, but^the democrats would roll back, time^in his llight, and re establish compe^titioh for rank nonsense Joshua anil^the sun act, is nothing to this. Com^^petition belonged to a stage of hu^man progress that is past, it was the^most wasteful .system that ever ex^^isted and was simply commercial^s^ar, and like its brother of Haunting^flags, rolling drums and bloody^fields littered the business arena^with financal corpses, and destroyed^more wealth, the product of labor^than all other causes 1 ombined.
Wehave outgrown this wretched^system, man cannot go back, but^must forge ahead; the business^world has learned that competition^means weakness, panic, disaster, and^possessed of this knowledge as long^as they own the machinery of pro^^duction, no matter what laws may^be placed on the statute books of^the Nation, they will never try to^compete again. The only compe^^tition left is among the laborers and^with them are classed the little re^^tailers and manufacturers who still
beginningto attract public attention ^^The class that owns the instruments
ofproduction which all must use to^live will rule, no matter what the^form of government. Under feudal^^ism the owners of the land, ruled^because tilling the soil was the only^means of livelihood for the Krc.it^majority of people; the owners of^the mills, mines, factories, railroads^as well as large land owners rule to^^day for the same reason. The So^^cialist raises above mere criticism,^he does not ramblingly talk of bust^^ing trusts or turning li.-ne light on^trusts, but advances the logical so^^lution, the constructive policy, make^the trusts public property.
Clevelandbragged at a meeting^in Princeton N. J., on May 2.^that he had established a precedent,^in sending Kederal troops to suppress^the A. R. I ., strike in Chicago,^Well capitalists today do not have^to get Federal troops; the governors^of all the states are their paid^tools. We have no altgeld in oflice^to defend the rights of the common^people. Of course whenever neces^^sary capital can push the button,^and .a lackey in the White House^will send soldiers as he did^Arizona.
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DINAHMARIA MULOCK CRAIK. novallut and poet,^wua i.orn at HIoke-upon Trent. England, In 1826, anil died^near London Oct. ia. lWfl. Mm Cralk a fain., rcata^chiefly upon h-r novels, which are of a strong domestic^English type. The best known of therr. is ^John Halifax,^Gentleman.^ which retains Its hold upon English speak^^ing readers although the rest of Mrs. i.'ralk's novels an^now somewhut neglected. She puhllahiHl between forty^and llfly volumes of novels, tales for the young, storlts^of travels and poems. Among the bast knswn of ber^poetical works ars Philip, My King,^ ^Too I^ate^ and^^Now and Afterward.
OVIOthot nakftli love agnln^Kinds the barter nuuRbt but pain.^Love that givctli In full Mt.urw^Aye receives ag much and mora.
Lovethat naketh nothing hack^Never auffers any lack.^Love that seekcth love In pay^Rules the bargain every day.