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SocialismGain-^V ing Strength
Underthe caption of ^Socialism (iainini; Strength,^ the Red^Lodge Picket, a republican paper, delivers to its readers the follow^^ing editorial, which is worthy of perusal, and shows conclusively thai^the great growth of Socialism is beginning to be recognized by even^the republican press. The article is as follows:
Theofficial call for the Socialist mass convention, to he held in^Red Lodge Sept. 6, has been issued and sent out in circular form by^Chairman Kurke and Secretary Lay ot the committee. The conven^^tion will convene at the court house at o'clock in the afternoon ami^is called for the purpose of nominating a full legislative, county an 1^township ticket ami perfecting the county organization ot* the So^^cialist party. The call invites all those who believe in the collective^ownership of the material means of production and distrihution to^attend the mass nominating convention.
Thereare many excellent planks in the Socialist platform and^not a few ot^ the principles are inherently right and will ultimately^prevail. We recognize the right of every man to think and act as^he chooses, so long as his neighbor is not injured therein, hi in^^stances there may be people who profess Socialism simply because^of political pique or disappointment at not receiving preferment or^that recognition in the councils of the party with which they have^been allied that they think they are justly entitled to receive. These^are soreheads, mugwumps, if you please, disgruntled and dissatisfied^with all existing political conditions. They want to ^turn the rascal*^out^ and pat themselves in. We believe, though, that the great body^of Socialists are honest in their convictions and firm in the belief that^the principles of Socialism, if divested of extreme radicalism and put^into operation, would prove beneficial to the country. All the honor^and wisdom and patriotism is not wrapped up in any one political^organization.
Whilewe think the republican party is the political instrument^through which needed reforms can best be brought about, we do not^denv the right of others to think differently.
Itis useless to attempt to disguise the fact that the cause of^Socialism is rapidly spreading. Its growth in the state and in this^Countv is noticeable and new converts are daily becoming enrolled^under the new banner to fight against the further encroachment of^great combinations of capital.
CommentBy An Amalgamated Paper
Asto Ten-Dollar Mills coming to Montana and the position of^The Montana News upon the same, the Anaconda Standard, an^Amalgamated paper, has the following editorial comment to offer on^the proposition. I'nder the head of ^Drawing the Line^ it says:
Evenas the reddest apple is often ^rotten at the core^ and tlv^sweetest rose frequently has the, sharpest thorn, so the Utopia of^Socialism has its unpleasant features: the Montana Socialists are just^now concerned over one that has developed in their jurisdiction. The^state organ of the Socialists in its current issue discusses the matter^and incidentally sheds some light upon a question that vexed many^people.
Itappears that one Walter Thomas Mills, an evangelist of So-
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rialism,wants to lecture in this state and has written to the Montana^Socialists asking for an assignment of dates at the rate of ten dollars^per date with an allowance of five dollars for expenses. Commenting^upofl this proposition, the Socialist paper remarks: 'The News is^absolutely opposed to the Montana Socialists giving him any dates^.ii such figures ; in fact, they cannot if they so desired, as three dollars^per lecture is the established price within the borders of this state;^three dollars is Socialism, fifteen dollars is graftism.'
Whetheror not W alter Thomas \| ills secures dates in Montana,^his request has resulted in some benefit'; the line is now drawn be^^tween Socialism and 'graftism;' it is three dollars; if you get that^you're a Socialist and if you get more vou're a grafter. It is well to^have these things understood, and the statement of the News is^timely and pertinent. It fixes the line of demarcation clearly, sharply^and intelligibly. He who runs may read. But just think how many^there are who are on the 'graftism* side of the line.
WhySo Many Workers Idle
Whyso many ^laboring^ men idle
Isit because they have enough of the necessaries and luxuries^of life stored up
Why so many ^gentlemen^ idle
Isit because they. too. have a full storehouse of the good things^thai make their sides shake with smiles^^W by s,^ many ^working^ women idle
Hundredsof thousands of them wander the streets of America^seeking cov er from the heat of summer and the storms of winter.^Why so many ^ladies^ idle
Isit not because they have keepers who forage upon industrv,^tilling palaces with satins, precious stones and the choice products^of those choice idiots, the laboring man and working woman.
Whyso much machinery idle
Isit not because it is owned by that class which neither toils^nor does it spin
Wby so much land idle
Itis because you vote its possession and control into the hands^of that class before whom you crawl like whipped curs
Whyso many labor fakirs busy and prosperous, living off the^juiciest viands and smoking the best of cigars
Itis because you union men are. well, no language sup-
plieta term sufficiently comprehensive to describe just the kind 0^animal you are. that jrou will permit them to dominate you. lead you^into strikes and boycotts and keep you away from the discussion ami
studyof the only remedy^the Ballot!
Why so many small merchants on the verge of bankruptcy .'
Itis because the producing consumers are dealing direct, each^with the other, and dividing the profit which you. the small mer^^chant, enjoyed.
Thesmall merchant will soon be a reminiscence, a curiosity like^the old stage coach. He will be found occasionally in some dark^corner of the wilderness which the co-operative agent has overlooked.^The next great world's fair will exhibit him on the I'ike or Midway^. long with the aborigines of the bush and plains.
Whyshould the producing consumer support the middle man:^He is as useless to the body economic as is the vermiform aj^^^pendix is to man's inner works, and this middle man causes a great^ileal more trouble.
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GomradesOppose $10 Mills Generally.
\\| are glad the comrades generally agree with the stand^taken by The News toward Mills' $10 lectures. I'.ut were we alone^|fl the matter we would continue to oppose the recognition of Mills^as being worthy of more pa\ than are thousands of others who are^BOarhM out their souls in behalf of the emancipation of the wa^e^slaves from their tliralldom. I'.ecause Mills is ready of speech and^|.rofound in the doctrines of Socialism is no reason for meting out to^him greater pay: this very ^|nalirication is strong argument for Mills^confining his demands to pay received by others in the same field.^Ida Clllth IlllMtt.il receives S^ per lecture, which is more than the^peat mass of humanity receive for 10 hours* hard, exacting labor,^and it is from these hard-working wage slaves that Mills* $10 must^come. This paper lias a goodly staff of nun who work day and^night, vear in and year out. and receive no compensation excepting^the glorv and pleasure in pushing toward fruition the great cause we^love so well, the cause of humanity^Socialism. If Mills is a true,^dved in the wool Socialist, he would do as true Socialists do, dig for^his fellow creatures without regard to pay. Let Mills ^make good.
Whena Man Leaps^^ Into Socialism
When a man leaps into Social^^ism; that is to say, the moment^the great fundamental truth^reaches home, eats through and^into his mental epidermis, that^moment that man is figuratively^jerked up and whisked through all^the worlds of doubt. The transi^^tion is instantaneous. He cannot^count telegraph poles, nor the rail^clicks. He is away and out far^beyond the mumble of idiocies one^hears in the old society, such for^instance as ^It can't come in our^time;^ ^It will take ten thousand^years to bring about your^dreams;^ ^Human nature will^have to change before that will^come to pass.^ And more of the^same hogwash. l rotn the vantage^point of truth the Socialist sees^clear through every fallacy of^other systems. He lives in an^atmosphere from which darkness^has been drained to the last dregs.^His transition was instantaneous^because frictionless. He was born^again. His old soulless self was^m mated in the brilliant light of^everlasting truth. No slag re^^mained. Harmony is his atmo^^sphere. There arc no discords^battling with the rhythm of his^social and individual hopes.
Knowingthe way and the^bourne he perforce must lead his^brother.
Whyshouldn't we be Social^^ists
Whenwe survey the field of^political action, and we might say^economic action, the great impel-
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lingtorn' of self-respect compels^a falling away from old party^moorings. That is the first step.^It being the nature of man to at^^tach to something which promises^stability, he seeks other organized^ass^ iciation.
Heattempts to square himself^with his past political gyrations,^fearing Otherwise the ridicule of^his fellows.
\compromise results. Form^^erly he joined the populist or an^^other party or movement, all be^^ing mere palliatives, flirtations^with the devil while cohabiting^with hope.
N'owthe issue is drawn tightly.^All middle ground is swept away.^The Pops are no more. Nominal^^ly there are three parties^the So^^cialist, the democratic and repub^^lican ; in fact there are only two^^the Socialist and anti-Socialist^Soon the two wings of the one^capitalist organization will have^amalgamated.
Therepublican and democratic^parties being one in principle will^be one in name.
Thissntl Socialist party will^continue the old class support of^profit, interest and rent, its sup^^port of all the viciousness inher^^ent in this system of hate, of mur^^der, of rapine, of llannaism.
TheSocialist movement repre^^sents the antithesis of class inter^^ests. It breathes into the nostrils
ofyouth Opportunity. Opportu^^nity is next to everything, (iiven^the machinery of progress and op^^portunity will do the rest.
(iiventhe opportunity to grow^in body and mind from the cradle^up and growth will continue to the
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I'ourthe li(|tior of vice, of ava^^rice, of clutrchly superstition, of^priestly cunning, ^^f social canker,^of the ^4'hi.^ of business down the^throat of man and you stunt liis^progress.
Surroundhim with a icientiAc^realisation ol life's meaning, man
willCOOIC into his estate, his dem^^onstrations of power will pass the^miraculous.
Eliminateprofit and man^emerges from his chrysalis the^beast.
Untiethe leash and man will^bound into forestial paths to draw^from nature the essential oil of^life.
Holdhim to the present system^of child labor and mental and^physical starvation of oo per cent^Of ill the people and what artist^win foretell the result
Giveman the co-operative com^^monwealth, with the collective^Ownership of all means of produc^^tion and distribution, and history^could not repeat itself, for history^records nothing that could be^likened unto his greatness.
Endingwith the text: ^Why^shouldn't we he Socialists^
Thenational secretary is pre^^pared to furnish the following^eraturt tO state committees, locals^or individuals:
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onlySocialist paper in the I'nited^States, outsidetbe Montana News,^which has taken the stand against^the Chicago document, called a^Socialist I'latforiu, the immediate^demands and the Trades I'nion^resolution. THE RE PEREN*^IM \l Is now the oalf clear cut^Sn^ inlist paper out of the whole^eastern bunc h. It is time a de^^cided stand is taken between^capitalist reform and Socialism.^Send 35 cents and net^The Referendum and Newsjli.35^THE REFERENDUM^E. B. Ford, Editor.^raiaiAVLT. Minnesota
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