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OWNEDAND PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIALIST PARTY Of MONTANA
HELENA,MONTANA, THURSDAY, JAN. 7,1909.
PresidentGives Parting^Slap at Grafters
Socialismand Agitators Scored^Labor Subject of Great^Concern^Messages on Congressional Grafters^Stir House and Senate and^Evoke Retaliation
tmtpresident had his usual suc-^^Hi in exploding a tictnili so that the^whole ^^^^nlitry Would sit u|^ anil take
notU'c,in milIn.- his opening im s-
k;ii' (k MMfNi And ho !^.-^ ps on^sending MMMM to the consternation^of congressmen and politicians. The
dar voting, working clam public is
looking^^n with glee ami I. i linn 111 -^thrill of admiration ooum through its^v. Ins at tin- way its tin In ro is il. l. nd-^ing truth and right ^ Tin probabili^^ties an- that tin ^ mire incident in a^grand Mtand play to gioo anolh. r . ...it^ot idolatry to tin \aliant Teddy, and^leave thi- popular mind in splendid^shape lor his luinlhlacy lour v..u^^from now.
Tlicwpopular tricks to tool tin^working rlass an as old and hnur.v^us thr hillH. hut tiny will probably^win k lor Mann time to come, t Hi^Huntington, tlio railroad magnate ^^l alltornia, was accustomed to work a^similar game whetnv.r his slims got^restive lie would instruct his sup^^erintendent to low. r wages. TIM m^'ii^would MM with complaints to hin^when In- would state v ^ hollo litly that^thi' cut was mini, without his knowl^^edge, and il tin m|N of the nu n^wi re cut tin- wages of the suptrin-^timl. nt should In- cut accordingl.v^This of coursi- would give tin- old^lahor skinner a g n at NNI MMMM^tin mi n and tin y would In- talking of^how Huntington was for tin- working^nn n.
Tiddy.acting..* the l|MM of tin^Kim rniii.nt, w hich is a i uinmitt. .^of tin- capitalist class. boasts that he^has reduced taxation and government^Interest. As the working class do not^pay tin taxes, and. as in 11 gnvorn-^m. nt l.y and lor tin- work. is. tax.*^would In- Increased so as to pro\idi^In tt. r so. ial conditions lor the work-^. rs. this showing is an ^ that appeals
onlyto tin- pocket Iks ot (In pr..p-
^^....i Oad ami Ummt l^c^il.
I'ndir tin caption of ^^corporations^the presidi nts att.mpts Ills usual dil^lii-ult g.Mnnaslic I. at of riding two^horses. Id- wants corporations to^control and he .hunt II. wants^trusts hut lie wants tin in to br good.^Id wants to ^regulate^ tlnm; and he^still naively pretends that business^^in n ar.- going to ^practlci ^ publicity^in their transactions Theodore, tin-^stri nuoiis. wants regulation all right,^luit he is much ^ niLarrassi d as to^wln re the regulation shall begin ami^^ n.l. to control and not to control^^It is hard to say whether most ilnm-^ag. to tin- country at large would^com' from entire failure mi the part^nl the piihlic to supervise and control^the actions of tin gnat corporations,^or Irom tin- t v n is. ot tin n c. ssurv^gov. mental pow.r in a way which^would do Injustice and wrong to tin-^corporations Both the preackcra of^an unrestricted individualism, and th-^pr. acln rs ol an oppr. ssi.m which^would ih nv to aid- in. n of business^tin just reward ol tlnir initiative^and l.usliuss sagacity, an agitating^polici.s (hat would I., naught with^the gravest harm to tin art^try
Thattlu re is an ^ cmimnii^gov. i ns tin di v ^ l. |iiiii nt ol business^enterprise tin- Sir. mums IH* never^dreams. H^^ is
i.. smic laws lik^un.I I lott.
Hig Slick for sociill-ni.
Tin^spirit of demagogy^ is given a^rail for its attacks committed mi ^mi It^of wealth.^ Me eontlnuall) harps mi^th ^. pualitv^ m rich and par, ^b-^hvious of tin fact that 111. mh an^rk*k hecause liny unv
ii..it. n tin |r Tin
nil.s the vnarchlsf.^lav m il.' |i rtu for^worst ellelllV of
nunwho are championing popular^rights have most to fear Irom the^ih magog-iu s who in tin- name of pop^^ular rights would do wrong to and^oppress honest liusiinss nu n. limn st^^in n ol w. alth ^ As ull wealthy im ii^nn n grow w.althy l^y rolil.ing the^working man of what he has pro-^due, d it is to laugh to lu ar Theodore^di f, nil tin robber. Ilow. v.i. that is^w hat In- is there for.
No^ lass struggle.
'Tin-preacher of class hatred, tin^^man who. whither Irom ignorance or^vv milium ss to sacrtlicc his country to^his aiuliitions, persuades w. ll-ni. aning^hut wrong In ailed im 11 to try to^destroy tin im111, ini ins upon which^our prompt rit\ mainly n sts.^ Hut^th. term ^class-consciousness^ has^penetrated T. ddv s soul at last, and he^speaks ot tin Inisim ss community in^a spirit of unhealthy class-conscious^^ness. II.- MM} I., coiiii- scientific if^In HMN his investigations. Hut^th. tyranny ol Socialism hrei ds terror^In his heart. He says, ^the people^as a wind, would pn.I.al.lv go hack^to a i . In oi iini.sti lrt. il indiv iilual-^Ism rather than NjkMM to a control hy^th.- stat^ so drastic and so loolish.^conceived in a spirit of such unreason^^able and narrow hostility to vv.alth^His mind has nevi r grasp, d anv nn an^^ing of Socialism y ^ mil that ot mere^goviTiimeiit ow in rship. and In s. i-s in^that tin Abolition ol private Imsiin-ss^w inch Is his god.
W'eno mm. I.. h. vc in that ^ m-^piricism which clamors for a d.ad.'n-^lM Soi iahsm which would d. stroy all^individual initiativi1.. t Teddy
standin tin- l.r. tid hm- a w hll. and^he would timl how much in.livi.lu.il^initiative*' there is In tin- country.^Handwriting of l-almr.
T ddv has dmn- for Ann rii au pluto-^carcy w hat no pr. sl.l. nt has ev.-r^iloiu- In fori ^ he has n ali/.ed that la -^knff is an Issue with the Ann rliaii peo-^pl. . Ami In- f. ars thia ominious.^I growling lahor that is lilting its In ad.^, d.nihil, ss miin than he will tin- growl-^1 ing lions in tin African jungle. II. r.
isthe way In sounds tin- warning^i A hliml and igumant r^ sislane.- to^J every effort for the relorm of alms, s^and tot tin 1. a.l instill, nt ot so. I. t^^to mod.in industrial conditions rep^^resents not true cons, rvalism hut an^incitement to tin wihl.st radicalism '^II- savs that In h. li. v. s that all COW^11 ihutoi s to the pris t ss. s of produc^^tion should own .1 tar gii-ati r share^than at pr. s. nt ..1 tin w.alth th- v^produi ^ . and to I., t nahl^in tin tools ami instr.im^all work is carried on.^^in.rant hodge-podge of^economic lints in tin^tin American nation is^. inline ntarv^g. in . Th. 1
I1. i l\:
rohh.d a ml^^v I llliV c th si J-^whieh is his^Socialist, as ^ll|.'^h. 11 v IL savs
1to Invent it^nts l.v w kick^Such all lg-^the plain.st^1 Xi eiltiv i- of^a disgusting^.11 our national int. Hi^^ts not a monarch ol^Kuropc that would display such gross^ignorance of economic laws. If the^woikliigman is to git MO UK of his^vv. alth tin pr^ sideiit brutally admits^that he is to rubbed lefnlly ^' most of^It How is In to g. t viuiiigh to own^th hig pruductlVe mnchlin s and emn-^petr with tin capitalist ami slill re^^main a tracker T Hut the erudite^pr. pit's nt has an ansvvi r. Tin- worker^is to huvc ^a larger share In tin-^(VWNBHMflP o| railwav. mill and^factory.^ Tin pn sidt ill has In aril^the id inaiuls of tho work, is for ciun-
id.it ow in rship of the machinery mt^pi...In. turn and In wants to throw out^a iilc. mi . sop with Hie capitalists^still in control of the Last. The^nunI.II. -p.it.-.I latbMer even dreams of^a wav hv which it will br ^ asv lor ^the^mill of small means to Invent his^Mone) in stocks.^ In otker winds.^In his discnviTtil an Inv.nlion hv^which tin- lltth f|a|| will swallow the^biS 01n s.
Wmker-'IShhIuIIs .11 l.i-l.^Tin pr. sid. nt is coming ah.n-.
v olutionitrv road pn tty w. II, how^^ever, and conies out sipiarely for^M .isimis and care for the helpless.^^Tin r. should In- no longer anv palt^^ering with tli^ i|ii. stimi of taking care^of the wage-workers, who under our^present industrial system Income^killed, crippled or worn-out as part of^the regular liicidi nts ol u given busi^^ness. Tin- majority of wag.'^worker*^must have their rights s. cured to^them Iiv state action.^ lie ipialiliis^th. se stat. nu nts l.y saying it is not^11. ei ssarv to go to thi lengths that^Knfnnann governim nts have is-en^forci il to carry out. Hut nevertheless^the reiterations of the Socialists have^forc. d him to a conclusion whose in^^evitability was a foregone conclusion.^The presidi nt further states that ^the^geiurositv of the United SstatcH to^^wards its employ, s compares most^un.uvnrahlv with that ol ivery coun^^try of Km op.^even tin- poorest.^^Socialist teaching has done some good.^Hclciiii- .liiilii iar^ Xguiusi Lnbaf^1.1 a del -.
RoooeVekrealizes that the cry of^th.- working class against a prostitute^judii iary is lorcing its hearing and^he refers to certain 1 aihrs of or^^ganized labor who, at the last election,^made a Violent and swiepiug attack^upon tin .ntin Judicial*] of tin coun^^try. He complains against tin
I.ad. i s vv ho last v. ar ib niaiiil. d a bill^providing that no iniunctioii should
ISSUe .M'ept ii' , lot'i tlllg a property
right.Id complains that the ib-^^Mind was made that th. r. should h^^trial l.v inrv in contempt cases ln-^eaust ^the autliority of the courts^would in nrlonaijf Inpalrvd.^ il. mis^th - attempt failed and that he hopes
th. norklnnninn win be taught a
lessonnot to drmind anything un^^reasonable ||e giv.s direful threats
ol how tile gtMKi people will hull.I to-
gitlu-r against tin vvorkingclass and^defend the unjust Judge If these prac-
II.^ s an p. isisi. d iii. ||^ says that^class-consciousness is another name^lor . lass-hatr. d and means class-self^^ishness. ^^h. yes, ih.- working-class^is sellish. ^We ha led you all for a^thousand years. Theodore siluplv^glorii s over the fact that the ih.in-^p. rs plan tailed at the election, ami^warns the workers not to do so again^He gives ^ lot of palaver hut he^vv nit. w ash. s the courts even though^In- says, ^substantial Injustice is oft. 11^suffered h.v . nipI.'.v. s in ronarnjnt ni 1^of tin- courts issuing temporary in^^junctions w ithout nutli ^ to tlu m. and^punishing tin in lor contempt of com t^in iustancs where tiny have 110^knowledge of any proceeding.^ Yet in^spite of this the worki rs are warn.d^against such proposals as thus.^Mentioned above as they contain the^vital 11'tor of h. ing class legislation^No. the worker must sit slill ami . It-^dure ilie DTHKH class legislation.
However,about two-thiiils of tin^message is ilev.it. .1 to the labor qUi'S-
Houghlimine ^ Her
thes. cn t serv ice is what has roumd^th.- nation because it has rous. tl the^...ngr.ssm.il. Hoose\e|| said Ike)^had pass. tl the secret service amend^^ment because they did Hot wish to In^iliv 1 stigated, and so congress wants^lo make him .at his words, and ap^^points comniitt. ^ s of pi nt. st. ami all^thill: but it will all blow .e.r Tb.^ruling obligarchv cannot afford to^quarrel seriously among themselves^Kbjtlls I 'ice I'l'o.
Thewordy war with tin in iv -papm-^I editors ami III. . xtra 11. i-.i 1 mi tin^Panama canal purchase ar, , rtalnly^nlillng to tin mcrrlntenl ul nations.
i'mignssroared wken ii got tin- lr
uscihhnnssage. and th. win.I. world^langln il. Hut the Hig Stii k cannot^lick the American press yet.
TinInt.rstale i'atnni. r.e i-oiiimls-^mjm is making certain investigation!^relative to making a .hang. In Hie^ral.s affectlntl si. .-ting cars Wit^moar* ^en- summon d to |. slilv n^guiding tin tipping custom.^I nil, s iiigaged in hualness thai n-^o'ulr.s constant travelling stated that^Ih.r. was no service front tk# porter^^nl. ss lips we givni. This slav ish^habit that degrades both glv.r and^taker Is nn r. ly another device ol n^capitalists to make tin public pa] tin^wages to Ih.- company servants. Un^pol lers an sustain, d in Un ir plllm -^ings irmn tin public by tkonr who hire
them.nun* it is t^ the int. n sl ol
themployer* Tkej enn Ki\^ ^ stnaii.^Insignillcaiit wiikc on Ike strength ol^It Tin pollers train public opinion^to support their grail by n.glectlm^and mistreating tkonr. who net d Well^service ami do not pay extra lor It.^Thus profits again both robs tin peo^^ple and declines to provide tin serv^^ice.
TinAmerican club of millionaires,^tin United Stales senate, has started^a measure lo make the salary ol tin^pt.shl.nl lliui.iuui p. r year Instead ol^llt.aati ami tkal of tin v lei -presi^^dent ISft.tfMJ Instead of at _'.^^^^^^ Mice^malt of the rulers ror American
aui kind mi n to pay. it these func^^tionaries got tin villif what I hm
producethey would starve, tor their
onlyfunction is to keep tha Mnrklna
nn.m ^^IM is ^t l, \ssh ^
Weun lold that the Strenuous One
!,^ 1n woiklinr for months on his
lastmessage lo the American people^in.111 tin White llmis. throm. and
thattin- r. sult of this prolong) d brain^^storm Is a ^classic.^ it will probably^lake its place with tie ^comment!i'^^ll s^ of Julius ^'a. sal' and the inoial-
lainauf Marrua Anreliua lf^*reafter
lb.atrenuolM nussugis will emanate^from the cultured smokestack of the
Amiwhat is the burden ami tin^smig of this Wonderful message'.'
Practical^reform, v. s. tin- Mnyer
olW ild Hi asts has looked upon tin^Red Spectre wken It moVetk itself^aright, ami lie hath taken ,1 tumble^unto hims. lf, and he hath said, ^The^liids are practical, ami we must he^practical, too.^ And so he sets about,^lirst ami fonmost, ^labor reform.^^Labor has risen now from it despised
placebell, lltll Hie foot of tile exploiter,
amiadorns the pages of ev. iv official
prnnnnrlamrntnRoooevrltt tin fore^^most official representative of the^bourgeois regime, is pursuing the path^of the inevitable program of his class:^pi tty reforms, a tiny uplifting of the^I mi nl 1 -11 lure and Ih.r., concession
;lifter conci'SslollV to make tile Wlll'k-
;ing class torgel that tin y are tin^hIiiv.s ol llu work of Hie world, to^turn tlnir minds from the ^wlckcil-^m ss^ of Socialism.
deforms^we shall have In plenty,^and nin nipl i iin nt, ml^, rv and want
Inplenty* because im ^r. form^ can oIh^liberate tin im aarabk facl oi tin dbt-^placemen! oi labor i.v the machine,
amia market 0V1 l*atock^d v.llh surplus^product. The co-op. raliv. remedy of
eomplii. ennaumptlun advanoea with^revolutionary lutaiiiv.
IllMH SVVM I. \HllH IN I'OI.I I u ^
Ba-BenatorJjoha i*. Sin^ r of Wis
.oiisin. 111 a speech at 11. Imoiiico's^Xew York, at a club dinner, denounce.I^Ilie political action ill labor, delivered^a viol, nt diatribe against the lahm^union . I. 111. nt. and eUtoMned tin
ludiclary,^which mu^i protect out
IiI man rights ami civil liberties.^ II.^. M 1.11.1t. d ^a national party in the last^1 ampaign which hid lor the labor vote^and made pledges which could only^be carried out hy travelling rough^shod over the judiciary.^ He longs^for the day of two gr^ at national par^^ties again, but bewails the fact that^Hie democratic party is h. coming more
ami more impossible. S|in r mav
w.II fell petulant ol. r lb^ ^labor^vote,^ its It was the t um Hums Social^^ist vote in Wisconsin that put him mil^of political business And this gnat
Iov . 1 u helming tide m Socialist and^labor protest against the servile
'obedience of judges Mild courts to th.
Idemands of employer* as against the
Idemand of labor may w ell strike^alarm to the i| ntWalnr'a soul. It wil
Ilake more than 1 hi 11 v ^peechra at
Iswell bampiets to slop it.
Taflsays there is 110 in i d of a ^solid^aouth^ any nnnv and In intends mak-
lllg It Hie purpose of ills !l 11 iii Iii 1st i'll -
lionto break it. This will he doin^larg. l.v through dinners ami nice
hlgh-t.in j Hocial functions to which^the workers will not he asked. Tat^is right Tin- ^solid south Is an an-^achrmn mi. It grew out of a sectional^division ot inti rests, that is, means of
mnklni profit Now that the full-
ll.dge.l capitalist system has p. ne-^trati d tlr- south, and it is no longer^merelv nn agricultural territory, It is^folly for the capitalists to be aivtdi^among IhemnelVca whin tin- working^class b 'iming like nn avalanche po^liticaii Break up the ^solid auuth,^^leHve the democratic party to Its mor^^tuary . ^ n monies and make way for
th^ plutocracy as agnlnnl the wnrkera^Win n Hi. rkfkt bt really defined th.
worki 1^class tl,^ing-.
willbegin to know whicl^. are in w In n it conn s to vot-
IMftHit \\ PROT1 ^1
Soeffective have been tin protests^01 the Socialists and Socialist pros^all ov. 1 the countrv against America*!^entering into a compact with tin czar^to surr. tub r political refugees that the^indignation of the public has been^.n ous. .I and mass im i tings are beinK
inid b) citiaena nil over the country.
NowYork 1.ml 1'hicago have taken tin^lead, and Ik nver has held a nn . tlnK^In vvhi. h Jiivi nile Judge lamlsay. Hov^^el nor liuefcb 1. Rnbbi Priedmaa, Sen^^ator Putteraon, Father it'Hyan, Mrs.^Mary, r. ^'. Bradford, Ch.inning^Sweet in! nth. r prominent p. rson iges^participated.
InS- ptemkeT the Socialist party ol^Washington raised Its state dins from^1 .^^ to .Tt cents. Stat. Secretary Knn -^nef Ma tea that the effect of th. kicker^dues is b^ Iter organization and the^new .1- part lire is welcomed all along^the line. The membership has re-^spond. I with even more alacrity than^the old dins evoked because they feel^that ^ nomjk mam v will be raised to^accomplish something practical
Tinmethod in which organizing^and b . taring lias so far be. 11 carried^mi n^ . ds to be improvi d considerably.^I knVi been waiting a long time for^some ^ii. with more popularity than^I can command to take the Initiative^steps towards bringing about the Im^^prove im lit necessary, but so far noth^^ing definite has been done. And now^befor. my V rm as national committee^^man . \pires. I feel in duty bound to^introduce this question to your serious^and deliberate consideration. In so^tloing. and in order to avoid repetition.^I ask you to pay careful att. niton to^than portions of my memorandum to^thi* national secretary ami national^committee of October 7th tins year,^which are applicable in this matter.^When writing that memorandum I did^not know that there was a precedent^in regard to stopping (practnallv s..i^all organization and bcture work on
election 1'Ve. I (hi not dispute the
takingoi r. st and recn atton far aur^national organizers and lecturers, hut^I shall c rtainlv protest, and do hereby^plot. st. against a prolonged and in^^definite shelving of those workers, es-^pecl . those who have proven to be^. in rg. tic ami effective, and 110 one
elseShould be employed if it is pos^^sible topn vent it. As for precedent.^I have neither use nor respect for it;^if we find anything we have done to be^beneficial and proper for the advance^^ment of our cause, then I'd us keep it,^up. and lor THAT RICA SON ONLY^and not 011 account ol a precedent.
TieI' is un, thing particularly that^w. should guard against, namely, a^...arse, repulsive lamniaai full of^swiar words, not onlv- on the platform,^but in private conversation also. Tin^aim ol Socialism is. as I limb island it.^not onlv to give t v. rv man ami woman^an equal opportunity to earn a living,^lo get. to hold ami to . niov ev ry thing^. aril, d, to pursue and to obtain all^l.bsslngs ami h.ippin.ss iiciptirable.^out also to cultivate a .1. sir. and last.^|..r arts, science, mod habits, manin rs.^. it I iult r tin head of sen lie conn s
grammar,i. . . tin- prop, r mm 01
language.Now it is sun Iv a had^habit, if nothing worse, when an or^^ganizer or Let nr. either does not^want to. or is incapable ot expounding^Socialism without tin- uae of rough,^vulgar ami unprnpltMUa expressions^To illustrate; a lecturer delivers II^more or less a hi. oration mi Socialism;^in doing so In commands everything^..| poned to S^^ ialism lo go to belt^This is repeat, d over ami over again.^N..U that Would not be so bad If he^himself In Ii. vid in a In II ami all who^put obstructions in tin- wav of So^^cialism wool.1 nbe) tin- command^^Ivea bv tin- I. cturiT. but in most^cases the lectin, r don't h. li. v. in an^old style h.li. and many in Ike aud-^1. m e nr. llki him in this respect.^Anyone, who is not attnnctker empty*
hiid. d. w ill, mi a moment's reflection,^mi thai this ami almllar exprealona^are worse than silly on tb other
bindthat kind ol laug eige is not a^drawing card ror tha* who believe in^:iu t'v t r burning In II. and so tin- effects^are only bad. Hid tin soon, r We art^. hi, to areed it out the better. Mon -^ni r. 1 iptianluna i^l ibis sort knve^Ihi Ir nrlniM In tin hoiirgeois aoclety,^il'e practiced hv capitalist^- and th. ir^lackeys, and lor that n as.ui imrblllaU
.iilglll to be slow to use It Those ex^^pressions are not to h. found in th^WlitlM ot Kail Marx m' any other^Socialist author ul note, hut still w.
m^ in to 11111I. 1st.mil tin 111. and slet
orlater Ihene bad ami v ulltaf 1 Kpn s-^siotis have got to he eliminated from^the Socialist's locabUUiry. Lei us be^firm as a mountain. Without h. iug as
rmichI,el US be a little hit indite,^as well as courageous. That part of
theprogram dot sn 1 coal mom*] ami
callbe carried out now as w. II as lab I
th*nanlnntlonnn aound ami solid
principle*.11 party organization that is^fully competent, not itnl) to bike car.^of all who voluntarily s. eb admittance^lo our ranks, hut also lo reach out for^Men IM hls clearly, lore, fully and logi^^cally presenting our principles, is^needed today more than ever before,^an organization built from Ike bottom^up, h ull on solid bod-rock, class con^^scious, uncompromlalnn truths ami^facta. Ruck ^ foundation vviii then be,
.ISit is .'Veil HOW. tile hlllWUI'k .11 .Mill.I
whichve will line up. and Irom which^we will slice, ssl i ^ 11 ^ mak. our attacks^With II vv. tan do almost anything.
.lllll Without It We lite helphss We
havea good start I. t us pet'leel It^more and mon as time rolls nn. Lei^um guard well against obi stvh, un^^scrupulous politicians, without, as well^as against muddh'heada and traitors^w lihln our ranks.
Ishall tud tire you any more tills^time, only this lake time to consider
thismotion In a (I. candid ami de.
bias,am] act. mid I shall have no fear^liberate way. without prejudice and^for the i Uloomc.
A H. AXKLAON.^National comniltteeman for thviton,
Great Task Undertaken by National Com-^mitt for Party Information.
HOCItLIHT Y I \ It MM)K
HTi Kuat -4th St.. Klatbush. Hrooklyn.^N. Y . Dec. 8, 1908.^Algernon I.. ^ . m- mb. r national
betaken in hand and compb t^ d py^sonn i.tht r comrade. It has In . n my^mt. ntion to undertake this tusk (in a^form mon circumscribed than out^^lined herewith) as an incident to the^commttb ^^ Socialist party for state of i vvork, the plans for which went awry.^New York.It is cl( arlv to be aeon, however.
Dearcomrade: I enclos. herewith that su^ h a publication as is here sug-^a proposition, torn ther with the mo- ^ Kcated will require the full time and^Uona necenmry to give it effect, ami I effort ot whomsoever may be ita^if tiny meet the approval of your^Judgmi nt reipn ut that they be trans^^mitted by you to tin national commit^^tee and tin- national secretary of the^Socialist party.
Itseems to nn- that the Socialist^movement in America has long^Heeded wh.it I would name the ^So^^cialist Yearbook.^ and what might be^described as a Socialist almanac and^campaign book. That such a book^should In issin d at year Intervals, and^that the national office should under^^take th^ work. That the date of Its^publication should be not l iter than^May :;n of each year, thus giving op^^portunity to include official declara^^tions of the hi-.nnial national con^^ventions. That th. regular publica^^tion of such a work would save tin^Socialist party from th-- mcssity of^providing a campaign book on such^short notice as to render its protn r^preparation impossible and causing^its publication at such a late day in^thi campaign as to serious)) curtail^Its usefulness. That there should be^no effort to make a profit from tin^publication, but loss should be avoided^if possibb , and in my opinion loss^could In avoided after the ft rat is^^sue, and probably even on that.
A*ymi will see from the prospectus^enclosed, and which I would reqw st^you to transmit to th- national Been -^tary and v.uir fellow national com-^mlttecmen with this letter, tin task is^a gn at mn .. c.iling for the si-rv ice* of^lh^' beat available man as editor. (In^many of the subjects to be treated^data are available, but it is not in^statistical form, and will have to be^collected lor the first time and at^gn at labor. So man as the ril^ I ^So^^cialist Yearbook' i* ^^ tf the pr. ss tin^editor should b. gin work on the next^one, though the motions In n with^submitted provide only for the first^issue. The prosp.ct us nevertheless is^drawn up in cunt, mplatimi ol a si i n s^of annual publications
Manytopics named in tin- prospec^^tus suggest th. names of comrad. s^who have made a special study there.
of.who are nnlveraall) reconalaed as^thoriiiiKhly equipped to tn at tin- sub^^ject* referred to. and whose services.
it possible. Should be Si Cim d tl^ pn -
paretin articles thereon for the y- ar-
Theg. nnil divisions and subdiv i- j commltt^sions not. d in the prospectus are of I nanu
course tentative. Before tin Ik
app.ms i should it Ik undertaken I
tho.v Will be Sllbj.it to cllilllge .111.1
changeagain It must also be not'd^that link of tine will mak- it impos^^sible to prepare tin copy lor all tin^(^^pies nann il and w . re tin v pr. pared^lack of space would po v. nt tin ir in^^sertion in tin- lirst issue Also that
subjectsnot named win be treated.
both because of til. il' Sp el.ll Illtel'eSt
andas data come to light b. lore tin^date ol publication.
Tintreatment ol tin Sociali-t move^^ment of Ann riea and tin world should^be as lull as is cuisisti nt witli the^space allowable, and great pains must^be Ink. ii to avoid error. All topics
Inconclusion b t nn- say that f do^not ^b sin that yourself or un^ ether^eommitti ^ man should favor or vote^for m^ to tak. chargi ot this work^(it it iv decided that it should be un-^d. rtak. n i through any consideratfori^of p. raonal regard for me or frnm^any desir. to provide for my economic^^rcurtty. I have no wish to he n^penaion. r on the Socialist movement.^At tin sain, time if there is some utui-^ful place that I can till in the move^^ment I shall b. glad to do so Should^.vim consider it wise to publish Bunk a^book a- I have outlined you have to^consider if the aervtcea of some una^of thi many comrades more ccmpe-^t^ nt than myself ure available, and if^-o ,t is your duty to employ that com^^rad. In advance I clearly realise^that the . ditor of the first issue will^be keenl) disappoint. .1 at the rn cea-^Marv diffiniice between his Imp. ^. and^th. r' sults of his work.
Artieb|X. of th. constitution winch^pn.v ul. s that the literature of tin par-^tv ma) publish works on Socialism or^for the purpose of Socialist prupa^ganda declares further that tho^clause ^shall not Is* construed aa^authorizing tin bureau to publish any^periodical.^ In my opinion a yearly^almanac would not come within tho^meanlnii nl th. prohibited pi nodi^cals,^ us I hu\. no doubt that tho^inti nt of th, constitution was to pro^^MbH such publication as might rone)^under tbi ^.rn rally accepted meantim^of the phrase ^party press and hay^ing to do with tin Influencing anit^making of th. policy and tactics of the,^party. Hut. li. the construction ^ t tho^la us what it may. you will noti ttu^t^I havi bo drawn tin motion providing]^for a ^^ arbook as not to violat* if tn^th. letter or spirit. Tin motion pro^vid.s tor one book to be issueCi not^later than May ::o. Hum. b avii . ^ny^aubeenuenl book* to h. the subject ot^other special motions unb ss r. tho
nnamino th. prov isions of th^tUUon should In cluing. .1
Asto tin motion naming the ^ Jiior,^I havi only to say that tin- tlttn .^^ ul^riad.v short, that if th. work is under^tak. n it should b begun at mn ^ and^that if the services of sonic i . n njnhl^betti r . quipped tor tin- task nn ...ail^abb. sonn member ol th. natMMnul^has only to prop. ^^ hia
Afurther word as to probat a ant^It ei ^ ms to me cb ar that a hot.* such^us I ha\i outline i. to be retain ! it ii^pri. e nut to exceed o nts p. mff^^^ x. ^ pt for a limited number i^| . bam^1.1.un.i cope si. would he in di m rid hy
tin iia nv pi rsor.s int. reab 'Is;,,
clalbimwho an- not Socialists. ::.:.t tt^would b. a mcssity to all thus, van^mdta vvlm are actively . nu.iLoi in^propagaada whether bv kcturtng or-^RanbdnK. writing or roaveraathii ami
thatits ,,n,I all BUbaeqni lit '^lien^Would Im sure to timl a pbUN the
Hirnrj oi .v. rj local ami . i inah
Iivlng ..v. r tin Held , ,,!, ml: . ,t |a
m)Is lb i that th. work i an h^ under^laki ii with a reasonable c^ rttttltt) that
mustb. deal; w ith st.it istic.i Hv il tin Ir ^ t'n ''^ ^ HI b^ no loss to tin natli
naturewill p. null it. and Where such^treatment is not possible am must be^made of abstracts, dig. sts and short^articles Tin Socialist V ear book^^should b^ ratlnr for propagandists^than in Itself of a primar) propa^^ganda nature. Much can be don. in^the wav oi propaganda, however. 1^)^headllnea (though mver at the . x-^p. us. oi accuracy I to tin sub. its^treated, ami by tlnir Juxtltpuaition^ami complement ami contrast It
Willhi the editor's dut) to See that^the book stabs tacts ami records^.Vents, ami that nothina shall lie Ill^^s' it. d then ill tor th purpose ol In Ip-^itiK and bin b ling . Hin r sid- to part)
Pramlitre to tlmi BUhJeCta ol gi ;il^though passing interest will require
treatment*In cxtenuo. iMuch as frei^silv er sonn ^ , ars hack, had a Utwliillat^'.arbook In .Il publish. .1 He ii. tin^War with Spain, etc. I iHker matters^win require rxtenalvc treatment rrom^ih. Btandpolnl of tin |n*olongi d In-^In st ami activitv tin v will con till II.^to alio.si in tin labor It ov. m nt ^ \s
womansuffrage. . t. ^ just as it will
h. possible to h ive all sub.'' i ts
.mini rated in th - proapi ctua lna^ n^d I^1 in tin first edition ot tin I. arlIv. so !
face,that tin re probably wou ^^small profit, and that th h. ^^tin- Socialist MMM'ement and u^^ i.ili^t partv would be Verj tTel^Yours ir ii I x.^( Sign, d i HKN HAM*'
Troupe!ia- Knbmltlcd bv ^^Hen Hanfurd of tin- ma laNst
alof-^is a^IH to
(WIAMPM I V A M KUU a^'I'll. Ann in an Socialist moVi mut
TinSocialist party^Nutionui ptat-^^i ii.. national constitution, r.iutaBM
ami^'^ cianniendationa ol nathuu^I'cntkm, national iNTfice ami set^national committee national ^ \.^^ ommitti ^ . state *. en tm ii t^cianmitb ^ s. . ue.
I,o...Is 111111 membership N^sir. ngth ami I'karacti r ot th. .^mtlon, nn thoda nl propagand^(uliiXMtlon oi foreign born Hi
(e, Im r dil isioiis uf tin^niov. no it rin aWlaltst-LalMu
i:n i .^!! . i iv iv( soci. tv^Socialist li Mow ship, tin^and oi In r sock tb s, tin^
,',.Hi's,a i.' |i , tun s. i ic.
S..ila Hal and Socialist 1
IiKhers will lie treated at much areater I writers ulitora sp. ii
Ii. ngth than' Indlcabd by their title,^I The great valiii uf the work is obvious.
Many ni tin subjects it adequatel)
dealteack proviil. ample data lor a^'Socialist lecture of a newspaper al-^I ticle.
i'oiisiibration ^^! Hi. propose.I work
. rv^^ i .nil^or
tinI'hriatkTM^int. n ^ giate
Ifand * del ot
I. ii.^sp. . ^ h^^n i n i
ks.paiilpal. Is. . ti'.
Int.rfen tic. w ith fr^ ^^and . -st inl.lv. ft ib rul
'mnnl th^ pr, ss. ami
ifl lis. til. leal
Iol history it, s ici.il'-'^in
willshow that Hi. must s. rlmis pi oh. I American fitrmVra.
bills colli lolll lllg tile editor will hi
thosearlalna iiom limitation uf apuc .^ami from Hi - lirst tin two questions^r. .inning his most careful attention^will he what can he umltted With hast
lossto the Ik ami tin rondi mutlon
oithat which is puhllshetl.
Tin alge ami price of tin Socialist
\. allk w ill hav. tn be tak, n up
withthe national secrt tarv, the editor,^tin printer and the national executive^i ammhtee, the latter, ot courae, hav ^^ing authority,
Shouldtin national committee s. .
nt.i wish to my frankly that i would
liktto be cliost ii i ditor ami that It is^HI) belief that with tin cordial co^^operation of man) romradea I moat uf^whom Inallze are already overwork..I^by IIn ir activities in lb. movement) I^might hop, to In useful to the part) ill^this Held Mi lu alth is very pn car^^ious, but at Hm. s I am able to work^with i ti rev W hih I cannot sav that^I shall ..^ able to work at a certain^day or hour, yet in a Bcftea of wicks^ami mouths, by having such tasks as^call be performed in mv own tinn ami^largely In mv own hoim. I expect to^be able to do much Having coitaidcr-^. il this mail, r for sonic time, tin re un^a number nl subjects which i hav. al*^ready partially nv cntlrcl) prcpari il^for use iii a publication such as that^outlined, Should I h. chos, n to me
dertnkitin work u win in my effort^to kei p it In such old. f that in the^^ vent ot m^ protracted ilbn ss it could
negTios. woman suffragi it
intie P.* i.i11st niivi'ini ni.
TinSocialist vot, in ti^St.it. s.
,ol^n - sutta
SocialistSentln^ratlin . politics. ^ t^I'Si c,ItioII ol |(UBS
s... i.i lists in^tin ir n^. thuds
Progressof^drama, lit^suit ami |
Mexicanrevolutionists in Am^HtH'IAMMM IN irTIIKII I^Internatlonnl nuclullam in:.
alSocialist ewngrem, its r-^and !'^ i oiinin inlation- int.^Socialist bureau, its ottic. rs .^Inrs.
NociallBlvol. ot tin world^Socialist politic.ii nraanlsiH^tb. wiM*ld Pnrllumi ntarv ^:i
cur-Il i .Hid
a.^ 11 ^S^. Initi^^ations
'. nnnl^^ in
strength in municipalities, i
advocatedami oppoaid, prlnc
II.i.Hons oi th. Sot ialist pan -^writ, is ami spcaki rs
liitlustii.il ib v i 1.1(1111 ^ lit
Sotar as lime p. rm I tM tin ir^rttion and spaci allows tlnir^that pari uf th,- Socialist ^ .^tb vot- d lo tor. ign cmintrb s - ild in-^cludi statistical and other art l^s of^Kl^neral and sptclal Interest ^^ ob^^servers oi the lahor niov^Annrica, as Militarism, ant
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it in^Hilar-^^ honl