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(ConUntMd Vron P\y One)
Of, no wo fought (In- devil with flrt<
And MUIil« a K'l'll hliiii- r;ini|i;iiiMi our
| «<«ivi'n Two weeki aso Comrade w.
1 S Orlßß, of local Sllvnnn, wan nomi
i nated by Ilii' socialist part] of Arling-
I ton. In roßiilnr meeting. Arlington's
1 notion wbs I'Miinrsi ii by local ii tfton
and the ooairadai of comb and
Inland preclncta of Arlington ichool
district. Comradei Caaaweil and Co
burn when elected campaign com
mlttco and tin- work wont on. Tin
comradoß turned out nobly, bo keep
hammering away on tin- Importance of
tin' public schools nnd the necessity
of teaching tli<- rising melioration pro-
Marias, science, and tin' simon purr
economics, Instond of till- usual linxli
of the Manchester School of Boono
mien, which Is taught today. Well we
mndo good. We havo a socialist ma
jority hero on tile school board, nnd
It Is up to Comrades W. S. (irlinni
and G." W. Morris to main good, which
Election returns, Arlington district,
E. C. Farrell, Catholic Petit
W. O. Grimm, Regular Nominee
Socialist Party 95
E. C. Farrell 2
W. G. Grimm 65
W. G. Grimm 21
E. C. Farrell 7
E. C. Farrell 00
W. G. Grimm 7
The schools in Arlington district
Arlington High School, Arlington
Garfield, graded, Arlington Lincoln,
graded; Trafton, graded; Island,
Once more the working class of
Buckley have proven their collosal ig
norance and pitiful allegiance to the
master class. The socialists were de
feated in the school election on March
1, by a vote of 249 to 150.
This In view of the fact that the
present socialist director elected, one
year ago, has proven the most pro
gressive man on the board and has
forwarded every movement in school
matters for the benefit of the workers.
The socialists of Birmingham were
defeated In the school election last
Saturday, by the usual stoppering of
democrats, republicans, bull Moosers,
etc. Socialism was the issue and all
opposed to further progress of human
society rushed to cast a vote against
it. The vote was 40 to 33.
But the Socialists here believe that
a man can be converted to socialism
as well after he is elected to school
j director as before, acting on this as
sumption, they have not considered
the result of the election in the light
of a defeat.
Socialist candidate 127; capitalist 251.
The capitalists did their best, the so
cialists were slack in going to the
PUYALLUP—Comrade Garrett re
iports: Martin (capitalist) 370; Mrs.
McKee (socialist) 138. A big gain in
1 this town where we fight the class
MEDINA —Comrade Shaw reports
that two school directors, Comrades
I). Hagenstein and D. A. Croft, were
KIRKLAND—Comrade J. G. Phenix
' was elected school director from lo
cal Juanita No. 1.
We have elected our THIRD socia
list school director. So the board is
MRS. E. R. K. JONES,
We brought our school campaign to
a successful close yesterday by elect-
Ing our comrade, Frank V. Grimes, to
'the office of school director, for a
! term of three years. We now have
control of the school board of District
I No. 72, Lewis county, Washington.
JESSIE E. OPE, Organizer
Otter Creek Local.
Tin preliminary returns say
that the result will prove to Ik- a
l two to one majority in favor of
1 recalling Haywood.
In a recent class in High School clv
jics, the information was given that
i Woodrow Wilson was waiting with
his appointment to find good men.
JThe gullible and gentle pedagogue
who volunteered this wisdom will class
with Methuselah before they are found
In the democratic party.
COMRADE DAVIS DISCUSSES 8. E. 0.
5320 \|, Kinlc.i Ave.J Taeomn, Wn., 1.-I. 26, 1913.
To tin* mcmbcra of the Socialist Party of Washington!
As l rid i member of the state executive committee which is
lining . i iii, i ill no bitterly these days, I thought ii i night not be out
of place if I express my views "on this matter I have taken a great
deal of Interest in what has been said about us and wondered if we
aro really ■•Hilly of all they charge against us. I have watched the
members of Mil- committee and also the state secretary to satisfy
myself whether these claims are true or not. I think there is some
wrong on l»«>th mili and will try and give yon my views of the
situation as I see it.
I waul to say in the first place thai I am not charging any one
vith dishonesty. I believe that the eomraeds on both sides of this
question are sincere. As for the state secretary and the B. E. C. I
have the highest regard I never worked with more earnest and
sincere men and women.
Every election as far bach as I can remember we have had more
or less trouble with candidates who were over anxious to get into
office by disregarding our constitution Just before the primary
election last year word came to us thai the constitution was being
disregarded again by some of our members. This information I
thought justified an investigation, I therefore made a motion that
the secretary go to Seattle and file charges against these members
and return the minutes of the trials so that we could see whether
there had been any violation or not. When these minutes were laid
before the S. E. 0. it was seen clearly that the constitution had been
violated; so the locals were ordered suspended for exonerating
party treason. These minutes were sent out over the state and can
speak for themselves.
It will not "do for these members to claim that they did not gel
a chance to present their side of the case, when it is remembered
that they were tried in their own locals and among their own friends.
There have been many other violations .and it seems to me that it is
time that the people who come in our party are given to understand
thai this party is different from any other party, and that when we
lay down certain rules we mean just, what we say. Our party pays
our candidates' campaign expenses and $8.00 per day, this being
something that no other party in this country does, and we claim the
right to control them body and soul as far as political action is con
cerned. If a man does not want to abide by the will of the majority,
he should gel out. and this should apply to the "REDS" M well as
the "YELLOWS." But in my opinion this is not the real trouble
in our party today. I have been a member of the party a good
many years and have seen a good many fights, and they all spring
mostly from the same cause.
Our party today is in about the same condition as it was a few
years ago when the great Titus fight was on. We heard the same
things then that we hear now, viz: No one but wage workers should
belong to the party. The state secretary and all the members of the
S. E. ('. except myself, as far as I can judge, believe that this should
be the policy of the party, and it is managed along these lines. No
speaker who docs not believe ill this policy will be sent out to speak,
not if they know it. The speakers who are out now and many other
members are advocating that any action that the workers decide
upon to secure control of the government is political action. This is
m violation of our national constitution. Article 2, section 6 of our
national constitution reads as follows:
"Any member of the party who opposes political action
or advocates .crime, sabotage, or other methods of violence
as a weapon of the working class to aid in its emancipation
shall be expelled from membership in the party. Political
action shall be construed to mean participation in elections
for public office and practical legislative and administrative
work along the lines of the socialist party platform."
This faction, known as the "REDS," believe that only those who
can function on the industrial field should belong to the party, and
that all the rest of the victims of the capitalist system should re
main outside until they have been reduced to poverty, so they will
be able to understand socialism more scientifically.
This is a question that should be settled by the coming conven
tion. If the party is to be turned into a wage workers party only,
the people should know it. We should withdraw all our literature
that appeals to the farmer and small business man to come into our
party, such as the national platform, from which I quote as follows:
"The farmers in every state are plundered by the increasing
prices exacted for tools and machinery and by extortionate rent,
freight rates and storage charges.
"Capitalist concentration is mercilessly crushing the class of
small business men and driving its members into the ranks of prop
ertyless wage-workers. The overwhelming majority of the people
of America are being forced under a yoke of bondage by this soul
less industrial despotism."
We should stop our organizers from inviting these people to
come into our organization only to be met with contempt by the of
ficials of the party. This question has been like a chain around the
neck of the party of this state for years, and it should be settled one
way or the other.
GEO. D. DAVIS, Member S. E. C.
CARL D. THOMPSON, Manager.
KARL MARX ON THE SINGLE TAX
The following is an extract from a
letter written by Marx to Sorge, dated
London, June 30, ISBI. An Inquiry
was received liy the information de
partment asking for .Marx's criticism
of the Single tax and for the specific
letter. A search was made in the
Chicago libraries, bul the letter was
mot found here. It was finally located
by correspondence In the state bis
torical library at Madison, Wis., and
we asked Comrade William Leisi ri on
to secure it for us. It was translated
for the department by William Kirsch.
It is taken from "Briefe und Auszuge
lavs Briefen yon Joh. Phil, Becker
.Ids. Dietzgen, Friedrich Engela, Karl
.Marx v. A an i' A Borge und An
il, re," published In 1906, Stuttgart P.
171. letter No. Vs. We believe the
matter may bl Of inter. It and value
i hers and so publish It here.
Marx's letter is as folio
Before your oopj ol 11
book came l bad alread d two
Bwinton and the
iother from Willan
I have to limit
t r f f
t t t*
This conception belongs originally
to "bourgeoise" political economy; it
was given weight afterwards by the
first radical disciple of Ricardo, soon
after the death of -the latter. In 1847,
in my writings against Proudhon, I
spoke of it as follows: We can un
derstand that economists such as
Mill (the elder, not John Stuart),
Oherbplies, Hildltch and others should
have demanded that rent be paid to
the state as acquittal for taxes. This
:is a frank expression of the !
which the industrial capitalist bears
Ito the land owner, whom be ri
as superfluous and not necessary In
I the ensemble of capitalistic produc
tion. We, ourselves, have considered
this theory of the appropriation of
land rent by the state among many
Other transitionars expedients which.
. have pointed out In the Manl
an- and must be full of con
But ti> make from this .i<
tie railic.il English lioiir.
iiuinists the panacea for socialism, and
t this procedure
lon of tin' a Idden
in thi of production of :
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LI Coord* M 1913 by I*™ Siiman _g
themselves -rational collectlvists,"
and laud Henry George.
This "socialism" was slapped Into
a thick volume by a certain Prussian
banker and roulette owner, Samter.
All these "socialists" have this in
common, that they do not want to do
away with the wage-system (and con
sequently with capitalist production)
and want at the same time to con
vince the world and themselves that
through the transfer of land rent to
the state, all the abuses and mischiefs
of capitalistic production will disap
pear. As a whole, this is only an at
tempt to save the domination of capi
tal, and to establish it on a still
wider basis. This intention can very
well be seen in the declaration of
Henry George himself, and is certain
ly unpardonable on his part, for he
could ask himself the question:
How is it that in the United States,
where relatively (i. c., in comparison
with other civilized countries) the
great masses had and still have (to a
certain extent) access to the land,
the domination of capital and the pro
nounced slavery of the working class
have developed more rapidly and
more ignominiously than in any other
country? In other respects the book
of Henry George, as well as the sen
sation it created in your country, are
signs of the first, though unsuccess
ful attempt to throw off the yoke of
orthodox political economy.
Henry George does not apparently
know anything about the history of
the earlier American anti-renters, who
were practical men rather than theo
reticians. Otherwise he is a writer
of talent (especially for Yankee ad
vertising) as his article on California
in the "Atlantic" shows.
He has also the repulsive assur
ance and arrogance which distin
guishes all such panacea-inventors.
Jos. T. Ettor addressed an audience
of about 100 worklngmen and women
at Liberty hall "ii Wednesday, Febru
ary 26, under 1. W. W. auspices.
Comrade Ettor showed how the work
ers did not recognize any national
lines when engaged in a class
struggle. In Lawrence how the Jew
the American, the Scotch, Irish. Ger
man, in fact all nationalities were
united against but one foreigner—
the capitalist class. He outlined his
arrest and Imprisonment in a very
graphic manner, showing how he was
absolutely Innocent of any crime, that
the crime was committed by the hired
thugs of the mill owners, the plant
ing of dynamite, etc., to discredit the
strikers, and he concluded his lecture
with a stirring appeal to the workers
of Everett to get together under on*
big union recognizing that an injury'
to on* is an injury to all.
Kririay. March 7. ):•! I.
Directory Socialist Locals
If any local has paid for entry In
this directory and has been omitted
from the list, please notify this office
at once and correction will be made.
The rate* for this directory are $5.00
Arlington—Meets at Odd Fellows'
Hall first and third Sundays at Z
p. m. L. W. Thiele, Secy.; A. H.
Bothell—Meets at Hannahs hall, first
and third Saturday evenings. Com
bined business and propaganda meet
ings. Dr. A. L. Victor. Secy., Bothell.
Coupeville—Meets the first and third
Fridays of each mont hat the resi
dence of Henry Fair, Secy., Coupe
Everett Second Ward—Meets every
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in socia
list headquarters, 1012 California.
Dr. \V. S. Keyser, Summit Hotel, or
ganizer; Louis Geschevig, secretary.
Everett Fourth Ward —Meets every
Sunday at 3:00 p. m., Jenkins Hall.
Mrs. L .Fye, secretary, 2005 State
Everett Fifth Ward—Meets in S. P.
Headquarters, 1612 California, every
; Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
i Peter Husby, Secy. ...
' Freeland, R. F. D. Langley Meets lad
: and 4th Sundays at 2p.m. at Crest
House. Program 3 p. in. second Sun
days. A. K. Hanson, Secy.
Granite Falls — every Friday
night at 8 o'clock in Miller Bldg.
Julia Herman, Rec. and ' Cor. Secy.
Hlllyard—Meets every Thursday
night at 446 Sanson Aye. J. C.
Harkness, Secy-Treas., Box 307
. Local Kelso —Meets every Wednesday
night at Brown's Confectionery Store
E. L. Out, Secy.
fountain VLw — Rimim-H* meeting the
KPcond Wednesday in each month at
the homes of the members. Prnpa
iriiula meeting the fourth Sunday ii
Mich month at the Mountain View
•ehool house. D. C. Buchanan, Cor.
Local Port Angeles No. 1 — Meets every
Sunday at hwidqiiartem ft 2 p. m.
J. G. Layman, Box 37, Scoy.
dosser —Meets on the first and third
Sundays in each umnth at 2 p. m.. in
i ''!•■ ennra house. H. I). Lake. B*<cy..
Uattla Socialist Headquarters. 19 0A Rth
Kre. RijHineoH meetin^s. Fifth W«rd
local every Tuesday evening. I'ropa
cumla meetin(m in Ijil>or 'IVmple every
I Sunday at 8 p m. Millard I'ric*". R«iy.
Woollt-v — Meet» entry Monday
-venins. K. K. Roddy. Secy., Box 457,
!f'v»n« —afeet» the second a»d fourth
*!'ind>v» »i i j. n.. »t \W,i.h T.i T.li
, \n\\. Silvan*. W. (J. flrlmm. fWy .
Woti*» 1. Arlinrton. \V«nh.
The Woman's Karl Marx Study Club
meets every Thursday at 8 p. m. at
609 South 11th St., Tacoma, Wash.
The income-tax law of the L'nlttd
- States was repealed for the avowed
'; reason that it. could not bo collected.
the rich men were far more
i' ready to swear falsely than to hand
> over a small percentage of their va»t
Incomes. — Lawrence C run In ml In
"The Co-operative Commonwealth "