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3207 Clark Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.
Entered as Second Class Matter, under the name of The Ohio
Socialist, February 21, 1917, at the Post Office at Cleveland, 0.,
Under Act of March 3, 1879.
EDITOR . .Elmer T- Allison
Published Weekly by The Communist Labor Party of Ohio at
Telephone: Harvard S639.
CLEVELAND, O., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, 1920.
EDITORIAL & PARTY NEWS PAGE.
Declines With Thanks.
When all is said, it's the comrade
who keeps busy in the Movement who
finds no time to become "sour'' and
despondent. A wonderful elixir is activity.
henewal subscriptions last week ex
ceeded by 100 per cent those of tlw
week before. A 100 per cent gain is
the best indication we know of that
The Toiler is liked by its readers.
And just mow we must remind those
who have not renewed their subscrip
tions that the days of grace are few.
Renew at once.
No better indication of the recognized power of the Soviet
government can be asked for than the situation in regard to Poland.
Poland has been carrying on war against the Soviets. In this laud
able work, she has been aided by the allies. When the Soviets
became victorious over the Dennekin-Koltchak crowd and quelled
once and for all the rebellion of the reactionaries, they at once
offered peace to Poland on the principle of no annexations and no
indemnities. Soviet Russia desires none of Poland's territory. She
has made this explicit in her representations to Poland in regard
to settleing the differences between them.
Poland in the meanwhile sends ou an S. O. S. to the allies,
especially, to the British and French, for arms, food and other ne
cessities for carrying on more war against the Soviets. Poland
desires to become a buffer state against the spread of bolshevism.
She is also credited with being a bit over ambitious and showing
a tendency toward dissatisfaction with the rewards which the peace
conference gave her.
The blessed diplomats at Paris are considerably divided upon
the policy to pursue toward Poland. One group made up princip
ally of French and led by Marshall Foch, demand that the allies
give such aid to Poland as she requests, not for the preservation
of Poland, but for the purpose of putting down the pow- of
Sovietsm. Another group, headed by Lloyd George and Italy,
take a totally opposed view. Lloyd advises Poland to make peace,
pointing but that the Poles should immediately gA back inside
their national boundaries Lloyd George has formed a very he
thy estimate of the power of Trotzky's Red Army. He is con
vinced that peace and trade with Russia are better than revolution
at home and annihilation in Siberia. Besides, he sees far enough
into the future to know that unless British industry is set to work
and at once, there is trouble ahead with British labor. George,
shrewd Welshman, that he is, may he counted upon to be in the
market early when trade with Russia is possible in the next few
weeks. He dcelines any further aggressions against Russia.
Active? What, Local Tiffin t We
should say so. Here's a letter from
comrade Steckel containig a remittanco
of $23.00. Some for dues, some for
subscriptions and some for Chas Ba
ker's defense. Which same proves
there is real a live group of comrades
in Tiffin Local.
Comrade J. Manoylovich of Lorain
shews how to get the subs. Five half
yearlies he remits for.
Ten subscriptions a week is the
job comrade J. Rhem, of Springfield,
has set for himself. This good news
comes to us in a letter from another
Springfield booster, comrade R. A.
Huebner. who is no slouch himself as a
A RECORD WORTH
We cordially invite you tc
beat the record of comrade
Evans of Oirard Kansas.
Comrade Evan Is a Kansas
cjuI miner. Within the past
two woeks he has securod
and sent us Toijt i suiiscrip
tims to thy UjMmt of $48.
50. Can you Jifat it, wi re
peat, CAN lOfjBEAT IT?
There have bwn somo hij.li
records established hy boost
ers for our paper but this re
cord of comrade Evan? has
them all benteilife date.
But we do WMt to ask
if one comrade (tan yet fifi
subscriptions in two weck.
among a crowd, of Kansas
coal diggers, caaiot the same
be aocomplishedijB a score or
a hundred of othejr coal ea.np
us those of
nld like to
SOMETHING NEW -- WATCH.
In the next issue of the Toiler we
wjll show our readers something they
have never seen a picture of a
BOLSHEVIK POSTAGE STAMP.
Watch for it it is distinctly revolutionary.
Of Aoursc we feel joyful when
comrade sends along. 3 little boost in
the way of another sub for a friend
with his lenewal, but when he makes
it a dollar boost, we simply danco
with delight. And you know, we have
had to do considerable dancing of lata
for there have been many such boosts.
Well, we like to dance.
in Kansas, O
test There is el
Kansas and w.
pee it er ified. Vliist suppose
some of yon huskr Ohio minor
took a chance. On exceeding
this Kansas rec,ijrd. Are yon
garnet We believe there is
more than one jwlto answer?,
vcs. Who is he who challenges
tne champion firon1 Kansas?
Let's have votfj name. eon.
Ah, here they are, We know they
would come back those sub cards
comrade Wohin ordered for sale to
workers at Huntington, W. Va.
"Uubscriber" at Ashtabula sends in
5 subscriptions. Thanks, comrade.
No better indication of the unsettled state of the public mind
is evident, than the great increase in crime within the past year.
lectally is. this evident in me number of mob uprisings, showing
inuikai uiu u ulcerous ici ur cv ui mc inuiviuum i jismi nt Tiiii
diction and authority and function of the (established law.
The year 1919, gave us more lynchings than were ever re
corded in one year before. Not only were they greater in number
but attended with a greater result in criminal acts. The mob never
rises to establish the rule of ricjht, but its acts are atended by death
As an instance of the extent to which the mob spirit prevails
we quote from the following press dispatch:
MONROE, LA.. Jan. 29. Because a juryman failed to
agree to a verdict of guilty in the case of Alviu Calhoun, alleged
confessed slayer of N. E. Arnold, a young farmer, a mob publicly
whipped the recalcitrant juror and then dipped him in a mud
Comrade J. Doering now has him
felf a job. He wrote in for the Rock
Island list to get renewals. He got
it and we trust he will get them. Some
of our boosters there have suffered
considerably in the recent raids, but
we are glad to report they are now
Yes, we are
It's for the many comrades
who forgot to
January. If you) want us to
discard the blaik just pay
np and see us
X SECRETARY A NO FA V UP. X
Livington 111., with
vearlies this trip
AKRON DEFENSE LEAGUE
Comrade D. Konashko, arrested here
on November 7th jn the raid con
ducted by the Dept. of Justice, against
the Russian workers of Akron, was
released on Monday Januarv 26th on
.000 bond through the efforts of the
Workers Defense League of this Citv.
Comrade N. Yourkeviteb, also a Rus
sian, is bejng held in .Tail pending the
raisins: of $1,000 bond.
The Workers Defense League has
been reorganized and plans to increase
its activities in behalf of the work
ers. Attorney Jacob Mairgolis of Pitts
burgh, Pa. who represented .the Rus
sian workers on behalf of the League
win lecture in Akron. Sunday after
noon February 22-nd. Dances will be
civen for the benefit of the League
on Saturday March 6th and 20th at
A lecture bv Comrade- George R.
Kirkpatriek will he given under the
auspices of the League in the near
J. B. O'Brien
Sec ret ary-Treasu rer.
culaled all teaching the proletariat
WAR ON IGNORANCE!
We have declared WAR oa IGNORANCE. Will you enlist in the
of the ENLIGHTEN ERS? We intend to establish in the State Office of Om
Communist Labor Party of Ohio a Book and Pamphlet Department second to
none in the nation. We will handle only the best of th Revolutionary HUr
ature of the past and present. We will also publish new literature of oar
own. We have since Jan. 1st gotten one pamphlet off the press, another wH
be ready for sale in a few days. Others are contemplated.
The co-operation of all readers of The TOILER and of all Locals and
literature agents is earnestly hoped for. The demand for new and good rev
olutionary literature is greater than can be supplied. We want YOU to help
us supply this demand of the workers for ENLIGHTENMENT. Every
worker can sell pamphlets every week to shopmates and other workers.
Every Local must carry a full line of the best there is.
Every Class-conscious Worker must help Strike Down the Monster,
Ignorance, that Enslaves the Workers.
HERE IS OUR LATEST LIST. READ ! ' EVERY WEEK FOR
pay dues in
more subs. Two
A man's sized lit of subscriptions
came in this weejjt from comrade J. E.
Payton of Hunftington. W Va., seven
teen in all B9.00 worth. Again we
done in I hinting-
ere you live.
repeat, it it can
ton, it can be
A piet'ire of Dobs 12 X 18 for 25c.
Order' one. Yon will be glad.
Local Dayton remits $2.00 for Toi
ler press stamps. This is but their
for various f
that Local Bell
The raids left
llaire, remits $4
lis. His letter states
fo is due for a consi-
iii tee near ruiuie.
feeling of intimida
tion in that vicinity.
the revolutionary spirit and thi com
plete overthrow of the present system
and our common enemy.
So much for that this time.
When T o.anie back here, 1 first
iearned of t'.ie great change that had
taken place in our party; a change
A'luch I expected so a3 to conform
ourselves with the new conditions but,
not with the result that we now have
But the wry we now are, and by
the time we (the revolutionists of the
country) again go together per
haps ve will have accomplished much
more then if another course '.ad been
Everything is in making for
best. We cannot lose.
"They are of course still maintain
ing war time activities by prosecuting
oerscc-iting and even deporting and ex-
ommunicating radical "teachers",
but ns long as the agitator "raise in
prices ' one cent today, two tomor-
rou and fiv the next day, is not de
ported, I am not afraid that our work
is in vain. Far all of those who have,
YirsftarliP iYieii V(4s wt oott bitt$
educated, but those who have their
brains in their stomaehes are now going
to school and learning the first prin
ciples, in spite of all the deportation
of the working class teachers."
Edwin Peterson. Miles, O.
Ordering a second lot of Toiler sub
cards, comrade F. H. "Payton, of Hunt
igten W. Va. seys, "I didn't sell the
Toiler cards, they sold themselves. I
am going to wear thjs five dollars so
thiu buying sub carde that you can
see thru it". We don't know a bet
Crimes of the Bolsheviki 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Russian Socialist Constitution 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Soviet Russia 10c each, 10 or more 6c each. x
Russia, Articles by Tchicherin, Eastman, Lenin, 15c each, 10 or more lie
Debs Goes To Prison, 15c each, It or more He each.
The Dream Of Debs, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
The Trial of Debs, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Mr. Block and The Profiteers, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Manifesto of the Communist International, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
The Class Struggle, Kautsky, 25c each, 10 or more 18 each.
Communist Man festo, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Evolution and Revolution, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
How the Farmer can get His, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Scientific Socialism Study Course, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Industrial Autocracy, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Marxism and Darwinism, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Slander of the Toilers 5c each, 10 or more 3c each.
Socialism Utopian and Scientific, 15c each, 10 or more 11c each.
Shop Talks on Economics, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Think or Surrender, 15c each, 10 or more 10c each.
Violence or Solidarity, 5c each, 10 or more 3c each.
Bullitt Mission to Russia, 50c each, 10 or more 40c each.
I Communist Manifesto (cloth), 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
the involution Social and Organic, 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Law of Boigenesis, 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Jack London's Works, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
Debs Authorized Life and Letters Karsner, $1.50, 5 or more $1.25.
Russia in 1919, Ransome, $1.50, 5 or more, $1.25.
Lenin, the Man and His Work, Williams, S1.50, 5 or more $1.25.
Pelle the Conqueror, $4.00 (2 volumes).
Philosophical Essays, Dietzgen, $1.25, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Savage Survivals, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Socialism for Students, 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Socialism and Modern Science, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
StoriST of the Cave FecpW, JTJS each, o of radfe l.W each, x
Socialism and War, $1.01 each.
Ten Days That Shook The World, $2.00 each.
The World's Revolutions, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
Universal Kinship, Moore, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Value Price and Profit, Marx, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
hole, said reports reaching here tonight from Tallulah, where the. ter use to which a little old five snot
trial was held. Citn be pnt than tnis.
After his chastisement, the report said the mud-covered juror
returned to the jury room and agreed to a verdict of murder in
the first degree. He then vas ordered to leave town hy a delega
tion of citizens.
It would be too much to expect that the human mind, after
four years of coaching in the, shool of violence and death, should
be able to at once thtow off the fumes of this poison We are
but reaping the harvest we have sown. We sowed the seeds of
violence, we are now garnering its fruits. The effects of the war
upon our social mind are being written now in crime, and lr.ob
rule, and what the end will be us man can say.
"Wear A Diamond"
Get one of these good premiums
with a $5.00 order for sub cards
Lenin, The man and His Work; Russia
in 1P19; Ten day? that Shook the
World, also you may pick out $1.00
worth of pamphlets instead of books
if you prefer, Get on the sub get
Comrade Marguerite Prevey spoke
at Cincinnati Feb. 1st. A good meeting
is the report.
Consider this gem plucked from an advertisement of a Cleve
land jewelry firm: "Wear a Diamond as an evidence of prosper
ity". To such an extent has the credit system reached that dia
monds and practically every thing else can now be bought on the
installment plan as an evidence of prosperity. The wording of the
advertisement appeals to that human faculty of imitativeness and
this class, attempt the role. They readly become victims of such
jems of the mind and heart, tho they may not shine outwardly and
attract the plandits of the aping multitude, but do giw color and
weakness a desire to appear what one is not. The rich wear
jewelry as evidence of the fact that they are possessed of more
of this world's goods tha.i they need for the immediate present.
Less fortunat humans, wishing to appear in the same category and
to receive even a small ray of the glory which is showered upon
this class, attempt the role. They re.dly bcome victim, of such
advertisements as the above
By keeping one's eves open, the shams and pretense of our
artificial social life :an be readlv een thru the fog and clouds of
all this makebelieve. Cover it up as we will, gloss it over with
specious words and clever phrase, the mockery still shows thrv
the thin veneer.
It is a far cry frcrn sturdy character and self reliance to
donning sucn raise appearance. It senm to us to be a grasping
of the last straw in a whirlpool of false ideals Far better to wear
jems of the mind and heart, tho they may not shine color and
life and reality to ones innermost soul than to put on pretentious
uni entity and debase one's self by assuming a false position as
an evidence of prosperity.
A recent literature order from Lo
cal Toledo calls for 20 Bullitt reports
and 100 copies of Fisher's Evolution
and Revolution. This order also calls
lor 150 copies of The Toiler each week
Local Akron ordered 100 copies Bui
itt Report for the Scott Nearing meot
tine on the 6th.
Comrade Nellie Lesher of Tiffin is
usy in the disposal of literature. The
tinllitt Report seems a readv seller
wd. bhe writes that the finds a ready
sale for numerous books to others
than socialist .
Slate Executive Committeeman, J, .1
Hdjfs of Mellaire, remits five dollars
for sub cards.
"Since I was discharged from the
Marine Corp I have been reading The
Toiler and I find it very iutcrcsting
nd educative". R. Brinfuster, Hol
land, Mich. He orders a package of
James W. Foley of Sutton W. Va.,
sends a dollar for that little agitator,
Mr. Block and the Profiteers. Some
one down thers is sfi-lng tc get a jar
i ing up, wo bet. .ion
He was Afraid!
Comrade Mrs. S. M. Calkins of Dcm
ing N. M. remits $2.50 for litera
ture and subscriptions.
Among the literature orders we find
one from comrade J. .H. Klinelinc of
Columbus. The good thing about books
and pamphlets is that if kept
moving they are bound to accomplish
what wo desire - the cducntinn of
the workers along economic lines. Buy
;hem and k"ep tlem moving.
Comrade Knecht reports that dues
stamp sales in Guernsey County have
been lively of late. Tb- comrades
there show a determined opposition to
inactivity. They jwant to see tilings
go nnd thev Know how to do it too.
THE MOVEMEIT III EUROPE.
lust a few liije to let. you know
that I have . returned from my i 'g
journey to Furopij
A reader wrote to us the other day
and said "I think yon had better
put my paper in a single wrapper, or
stop it altogether. I am afraid to
have it known that I read it it
might make trouble for me."
Some foreigner 1 think I hear you
say. Not at all. He signed a good
old Anglo-Saxon name as common as
Smith or Jones, he is an American
all right, and we wondered whtt under
the sun he was afraid of. For you
could walk and before, and we have
never met up with any thing to be
afraid of, so we must conclude that
what's wrong with this reader is that
he is afflicted with a very large imagi
nation which is working overtime and
that it has got him on the run.
Just to show how groundless are
his fears, we will stnte that the same
week in which this letter came, wo
received twice the dumber of now aub
s.rintions of nny one week for many
woks. If all the workers acted upon
Hie silly theory that this comrade did,
what ?ort of a country do yon thin!
this would be in a few years? I'll tell
you, it would be a country inhabited
vith the most spineless population of
slaves-that ever wore chains.
And after all what is there to feari'
absolutely nothing W have heard ft
lot about fear and intimidation lately,
,-ind we have racked our brains in an
effort to find something to be afraid
TWO REM WORTH WHILE OFFERS
Norway and DeiOnnrk, of which I some one will show ns something
Th Christopher II!., list gets a ub
Itanttal boost this week, thru the ef
forts of comrade rle Stapler, r'ive
vearlies they are too.
T. K. Pendergrnss of Comanche Tex.
-ends ui a butty call for a bundle of
pamphlets. We take ; that some folk
in Texas are due for a mental shak
i J up.
As usual here is Frank Renko of
have seen, heard' and learned lurch.
"Can say thai the trip '.as of
great interest a, ill experience t' me,
it'tcr having been away thirteen years.
At the snino time H eras both x, health
bringing nnd educational trip it also
I ame an ndveniuroiis one, .'specially
on our wav bacl because of storms.
Over there I I arned flint (loinmun
ism, Syndicalism I. W. W.-ism, Bol
ihevism nud wit One word Socialism,
I - . - A t- .....I..-..
wit'1 unn itrr wiiin tivwijmirnj,,
more or lens poll ieally divided, but at
the Mine time economically united.
Slid Soviet Husi I their teacher, pat
tern nnd torch- md standard bearer.
I there scent o many good pieces
of literature w Mh were being lr
While the winter months are here, why not read to advantage?
The above titles offer you a wide choice of scientific and
interesting literature. Send us $5.00 for an order of the above
titles and we will give you a year's subscription to The Toiler.
That's worth while isn't it?
Send us $5.00 for subscription cards to The Toiler and re
ceive free $1.50 worth of any of the above literature Ynn aH
ow, we have been kicking about ft, cards and yet your m back rjgg, fc g'j gjj
s land of the free ever since we di ad vn.ro , . 7
' iutn unuon, lUUAI AUUKBSS:
COMMUNIST LABOR PARTY OF OHIO.
3207 Clark Ave. Cleveland, Ohio.
Alwas does organization win. You know it, we know it,
the capitalist class knows that by organization, the working
olaee can take charge of the world and all its affairs. That's
why wo preach and practice organization because it is the
shortest way, in fact, the only way to win.
But without funds no organization is possible. To do onr
work effectively, and in the shortest time possible, we must
have funds with which to carry on organization work. And we
are going to give you a chance to help do this work. There
are many ways in which you cannot help bnt here is one way
in which even the hardest hit worker can do a little.
Us tho blank below. Build up the organisation bv buildine
up the Organization Fund.
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i COMMUNIST LABOR PARTY OP OHIO
8207 Clark Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.
(Sweden), v siting "f. but it lm- beer fruitlena. Of course,
tint looks M-nrey ' II investigate it
we're open in conviction on tbi
scare Muff, it might h tlmt their N
allv is nmetUns somewhere or other
that can put the kihotb mi naj 1ml
until we meet it face to face, we'll
jus plod nlo" In blisifnl ignorance
t f that senxntion feur. Alaybo we
hne iiiideed a' lot lately in feeling
llde w:iv. and W like ,i iii'- thrill nn
well ii- ui one, but we l ii ink tint
the matt .r is being worked ovcrtlnsi
a bit. Take our advice comrades,
end forget nil this fear and Intimidti
t inn stuff there "hint no eucn
animal" - nolens you create .it your
self. Don't piny thoae kind of jokon
on yourself. Come out of it!