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THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST
: •»<•.■*!; formerly THE con HO VWE inn
Knt.rv.i m si-.- class matter March I), L9ll, at l!\.' pottoffioe
at Everett- Washington, under the net of March 3. 1ST!)
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l*uhlished i>\ery Thursday by the Wnxhiiißton Socialist Publish
ing Co., lnls! (■,i]i!'.'i-iii.i SI root, Rverctt, Washington.
Mnynard Shipley Rilitor and Manager
Advertising MauajteFj* h\ 11. Crosby,
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Yearly subscription - ——wt $1.00
Six month' ——- .50
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COMRADE J. M. SALTER WILL
SOON BE OUT AFTER SUB
'■ ' " . ■ ■ ,
Wants to Lay Foundation for Socialist
Success in November.
Comrade J. M. Sailer was a visitor
to th? Washington Socialist last Sat
urday. He was in tine fighting trim.
Nest week his position as principal of
the Sylvana schools will be a thins of
the : ast They who "don't want any
politics in the schools" have decided
that any teacher who admits that he
is a Socialist shall be excluded from
the teaching force of this Bull Moose
county. .If you are not a Republican
or a Democrat or a Bull Mooser you
needn't come around. They who hold
the reins of political power in this
county are determined that nothing
but capitalist politics shall be taught
iii the schools.
So comrades, Mr. and Mrs. Baiter
are to be deprived of the right to earn
a living in their chosen profession in
this county from now on.
Do you wonder that Jim is in dead
earnest about going_out after subscrip
tions for The Washington Socialist?
He knows that the only way to under
mine a social and economic system
which is bolstered up and glossed over
with fraud, lies, hypocrisy and brute
force is to attack it with truth, hon-
esty, sincerity and the strength that
comes from working in absolute har
mony with the laws of progress and
the demands of just
Look out for Kulti-r' Hell sell you
a subscription card if you don't watch
WILLIE HEARSTS PRIVATE
WAR FOR PELF.
The New York Evening Journal, ,
Hearst's paper, less than two « .
ago printed a drawing showing a dead |
American sailor and under it I
words: "He did not die to put Villa
or Carranza in the place of Huerta —
but to place the American lias in
place of the Mexican flag and to ex-
U in! our boundary south." And, edit
orially, the same issue says: "What
[ezteo now, will be the United
States then," (when tin- "war" ll
over), "and the work will not have
to be done over again." And then
there is this comment: "The day is
not far distant when Mexicans and
Americans will unite in rejoicing that
tin- war is over, the boundary line
wiped out and Mexico made a pan of
Says Willie Hearst:
"The United States and the men en
listing and the snips on their way are'
going id war with a country, for the :
conquest of a country, ami tot the an
nexation and permanent pacification
of that country.
"Tills war is real, it will be final;
I In- men that have lost their lives and
that will lose their lives will not be
killed merely to PUt one Mexican bri
gand above another.
"They will give UD their lives glad
ly, knowing that they are ending B
rule of terror, and of torture, and at
the same time adding to the greatness
.mil territory of their country and to
the permanent welfare and happiness
of the land that is to be conquered."
Wouttn't it be. more sensible for the
workers of this country to Conquer
a©l pacify and acquire the United
EXPOSURE OF FALSE CLAIMS
OF PROHIBITION PARTY
IS BEING READ WITH IN
The fourth article dealing with the
false claims of the Prohibition party
is omitted on account of lack of space.
These, discussions win be continued
for several weeks longer— In fact, for
oa many weeks as may be found neces
sary to prove that the claims of our
political opponents are based upon
garbled statistics, often on mere bald
assertions, and always on nn utter
lack of understanding Of either the bi
ological or the economic factors in
volved in the study of the causes and
euro of poverty, crime, insanity, and
At bottom we are not dealing mere
ly with "the open saloon" question,
but with the disease of inebriety, and
tin- economic and social conditions
which give rise to the sire for
strong drink. The Socialist would re
move the CAUSES; the Prohibition
ists deal only with EFFECTS.
j "Drinking Is a cultivated habit,"
says ex-Governor Patterson in his anti
saloon speech, Abolish the saloon and
society becomes regenerated. Alco
holism disappears. "Our boys" are
saved. ARE THEY?
In future articles we propose to go
to the very bottom of this drink ques
tion, and before the series shall have
been concluded, we feel that every
real Socialist will see that the subject
has not been discussed In the Wash
ington Socialist without good reason,
nor without good results.
Many persons in Everett v. ho have
\ heretofore paid BO attention to this
: paper are now looking forward to each
week's issue, many backing up their
aroused interest with a yearly sub
DOES THE NATION MOURN
During the year 1913, twelve coal
miners were, killed every working day
of the year!
And there were DO "impressive cere
monies" over their graves.
Two thousand seven hundred and
eighty-five martyrs to capitalism's
greed! That was the -foil out of 7JS.
--::.",." wage-slave martyrs who went
down into the bowels of the earth to
bring up coal for the monarchs of
Wall street and Broadway
And the nation wili not mourn.
There will b'- no spectacular proces-
Sion, led by tli** president and the
members of Ins cabinet. No flags will
.hang at hall-mast, in honor of these
victims of capitalism. Why not?
Because their services were invol
They were KOIU'KI) into the mines,
on pain of death by Starvation, or by
But how is it with those who die in
"defense of the nation's honor"
Whatever that is. or wherever it is.
Ah, that is different. THEY must
be CAJOLED into VOLUNTARY servi
tude in the army or navy. Fifteen
dollars a month and the loss of every
vestige of personal freedom or inde
pendence is hardly strong enough
bait to catch your individualistic citi
sen of these United States. So they
catfih the young and vain with a
tacular blare of trumpets and an out
ward semblance of respect, to the tune
of Chopin's funeral march.
But there will be no spectacular
ceremonies by tin- government over
the graves of the hundreds of miners
entombed in ill" West Virginia mini's,
nor over the charred remains of thfl
women and children of stricken l.ud
Patriotism, like charity, should be
| gin at home.
CALIFORNIA'S TRIBUTE TO
THE GRIM GOD MAMMON.
During the first three months of the
year 1914, almost ten thousand work
ers were injured or killed in the in
dustries or California. There were
120 workers killed outright within
this ninety-day period, and 300 per
manently disabled. One-half of those
killed left one or more persons depend
ent upon them.
According to the Industrial Accident
Commission, more than one-half of
these accidents COUld have been pre
vented by the installation of safety
But. 'safety first" cost money, and
men are cheap.
THE MEXICAN DIFFICULTY.
Che Mexican difficult now under
way In a three-cornered tight, At one
point of the triangle Ii [luerta and bis
followlngi iii another point Ib Prcul-!
(tent Wilson an.i ut (ho third angle j
.■ire the bit? land .-in.l oil Interests with
their ipectal .1:' Hi-; in congress, The
i.ii.i named are the most formidable
opponent! tha president hi
A feW well-known families In tho
United States own mlllltons of acres
of lar.il In Mexico and Mr oil com
panies have cant, oil concessions. If
the Untied States were to take Mexico!
those lands which ere Rotten us a
i-1:1111 from Old Diaz, or purchased for
ten or fifteen rents an acre. would
lucre* greatly in :iln.' If they
should go to only twenty-five dollars
l>er acre, that would lie an Incri ■
of 25,000 per cent. Why shouldn't ill
want the 1 nil. Stiu-s to'grnb Mexico?
Those liitorests have as powerful
pn ph Influence as any In llilk country.
Win " 1 luerta made his way to power
by the murder of Mudoro. they urgod
his recognition by thin govprnment he
eiiuse UlU'llii Would h:ive allowed the
exploitation of the Mexican people
Scheme of Predatory Interests.
When President Wilson refused I"
recognlste Huerta, the Interests, I, .11
inn the government might fall Into
progressive hands, started < desperate
measures to have the United-^States
make war on Mexico. It was the In
tention to have Uncle Sam gel In there
and then keep him there forever.
President Wilson has had a clear In
sight Into the panic that was beins
played, bo he started a counter policy.
While he remained officially neutral
us far as the rebels were concerned, It
is very plain that he wanted Carrnnza
to overcome Huerta and establish a
This has alarmed the big land In
terests and their organs of publicity
and agents in congress have hurled
every malediction against the presi
dent that they could command, In the
hope of stirring the people to war.
iruerta. seeing his power about to
crumble before the attacks of Villa,
began desperate measures to save
himself and the foreign land owners
backing him. If he could Induce our
government to fight, he might unite
all Mexico behind him and In the end
Mexico would be governed by Huerta
or the United --States, either of which
events would be favorable to the big
Why Huerta Committed Unfriendly
That he might bring this situation
about. Huerta committed a series of
unfriendly acts toward this govern
ment which culminated in the arrest
of an American marine at Tamplco.
For this act Admiral Mayo demanded
that Huerta salute the flag as an
apology, l really believe thai the
president would nave preferred to
overlook that incident but the event
became too prominent and public
opinion. Instigated by the press,
might have been tnri'od against the
Hi' took up the matter with con
and in a special message asked
for authority to enforce certain de
mands against "Huerta and his fol
lowers" so as not to arouse the Btl
tagonism of Carranza and his follow
ers, in tins plan lay the only hope
for an early solution Of the problem.
Tools of Big Business Seize Their Op
The house passed a resolution em
bodying his wishes almost unanimous
ly and sent it to the senate. This
was the supreme opportunity the land
interests had long been looking for.
Quick as a flash, like :i i pider after
its p'iv. Senator Lodge Introduced a
substitute demanding that an apology
and reparation be demanded of the
whole Mexican people Senator Root
WSJ selected as floor leader and made
a powerful plea for the revolution. It
failed to carry but tin- mischief had
been done. It gave opportunity for
the bold declaration by some mem
bers of congress that if the Stars and
Stripes were ever placed over the capi
tal of Mexico they would never be
This is all tin- Interests wanted
Such talk in congress would make it
very difficult to deal with Carranza
and would almost insure a war ending
in the annexation of Mexico. If
Huerta had had his own representa
tives in the senate, they would have
done exactly as Senators Hoot, Lodge
and the old guard did. It is not neces
sary for any one to deny their pa
triotism It is only necessary to point
out that the president was fighting
Huerta snd those senators'actions co
incided exactly with the wishes of
Traitors in Congress More to Be
Feared Than Hureta.
To one observant of public affairs,
it is clear that it is not Huerta whom
the president fears but certain mem
bers of congress. It Is not the enemy
|on the other side of the Itio Grande
j that worries him but it in the enemy
(in this side posing in the guise of
lofty patriotism The president is
wearing deep furrows into his coun
tenance scheming plans of peace but
tiik wa;;iiington socialist
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Phones: M. 213, Lad. 2»flZ
iii nil his plans he asks himself, "Can
i gel thai pad Huerta and then can I
gel ii piiKi the old guard In the senate
led by Senator Uoot?"
Senator Hoot received the hint Nobel
prize tor peace, but he doei not want
peace in Mexico until tins nation is
permanently established there, lie
recently announced that he would not
in- a candidate for reflection because
he "vvaH not in sympathy with the
present-day tendencies or the people."
If he were at all sincere he would re
sign, lint not. only does he not resign
but he is the leader of those big inter
ests that want to conquer and despoil
Mexico against the wishes of all
thoughtful Americans. He has a legal
right to do as he has Quite, Imt being
out. of sympathy with American aims,
as he himself declares, he has no
moral right to hi.s seal in the senate,
Real Sources of War News.
All keen observers of public affairs
who are hoping for the success of the
president's peace policy, look not to
Huerta as the greatest obstacle to
peace Inil to a clique of United States
senators led by the sharpest mind this
nation ever produced, Klihu Hoot of
New York. The president is directing
all his skill against them and the real
fight for peace and for justice to Mexi
cans is being fought in the City of
Washington. The real war news comes
it mi,i the camps situated at each end
of Pennsylvania avenue and the fu
ture of Mexico depends upon whether
the capital or the White House camp
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a two part Thanhouser produc
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Also the second and last chap
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