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SOCIALIST COMMISSIONER KILLS LICENSE GRAFT! IT PAYS TO HAVE WAGE-SLAVE REPRESENTATIVES
DON'T MISS IT
THE EVENT OF
Monster Anti-War Demonstration and
County Campaign Picnic.
Edmonds, Wash., Labor Day, Septem
ber 7, 1914.
L. E. Katterfeid, state secretary of
the Socialist party of Washington, who
will be one of the anti-war speakers.
Come and hear him.
Labor Day, September 7. 1014. is go
ing down as a big mark in the history
of the Socialist movement.
On Labor Day in Edmonds, Wash
ington, the Socialists from a'l parts of
Snohomish county are going to hold a
monster anti-war demonstration ami
county campaign picnic. It will be
the first great gathering of this kind
and one that will never be forgotten.
On Labor Day the Snohomish county
Socialists are going to boom the first
gun in protest, against the wholesale
murder and slaughter of their com
rades and fellow workers in the inter
ests of capitalism. It is going to mark
the grand opening of the county cam
paign. We have won in Everett, let's
win the county. Say, why not?
L. E. Kattrefld, state secretary of
the Socialist party; Mary McXamara,
Socialist educator and lecturer, and
Maynard Shipley, editor the Washing
ton Socialist and member of the Amer
ican Academy of Political and Social
Science, a trio of the best speakers in
the state, will address the anti-war
demonstration. The county candidates
of the party will also be introduced
and will make short speeches.
Return trip fare, 40 cents; children
under ten years, free. The steamer
Alverene and launch Ruby Marie will t
handle the big crowd? with ample ac
commodations. Bring your family, en
joy the beautiful trip upon the Sound
among the scenic islands and along i
the picturesque majnland. Boats will
leave the Everett City Dock at 8:30,
10 and 11:30 in the morning and 1:30
and 4:30 in the afternoon.
There will be (peaking, music, danc
ing, games and refreshments. Bring
your family and enjoy the day.
NEWS FROM LEAVENWORTH.
(From Chas. Imbleau, Secretary of
Local Leavenworth, Wash., P. O. Box
. .o. 521, Aug. 23, 1914.)
The Washington Socialist, Everett,
Dear Comrades the IMb inst.
the Socialist party of Leavenworth
gave its first lecture in the Congres
sional campaign of 1914. An unusual
ly large and enthusiastic gathering
congregated to hear the message of
Socialism. Comrade Mrs. Kate Sadler
of Seattle was the speaker. Judging
not only from our own observation, but
from the attention and the enthusiasm
of the audience during the meeting
and the comment since the meeting,
compels me to say that the modest,
firm, simple and self-poised makes for
Tier a characteristic of highest emin
ence as a public speaker, and in every
way worthy of the time and attention
of any intelligent audience.
I am yours In the revolution,
Celebrate Labor Day at Edmonds,
Wash., at the MONSTER ANTI-WAR
DEMONSTRATION AND COUNTY
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS. YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN.
SOCIALISM AT PUBLIC EX
PENSE WHY NOT?
In recent Issues of the Yakima
Dally Republic there have been erup
Uoaa oi wrathful nature, emitting forth
poisonous fumes. In the wrltltl
the editorials headed "The Need for :i
Few More smits" and "Socialism at
, Public Expense," the writer not only
shows his Ignorance but ungarbs and
,|!Mi!a\s the meager capacity of his
The writer seems to hemoar. the
BkCt that Prof, .T. Allen Smith of the
state University lias made Boclallstk
declarations and tint Bocialism
ing taught at the expense or the pnb
Now isn't it just too bad that the
de« public should for once have it
impressed upon their minds that there
are actually mcii who are ivnderin:
services for which they are being
paid; for how could the qualifications
of a professor of political economy ami
social science be better demonstrated
than by his Socialistic declarations.
The writer says that if the taxpay
ers of this state had to support a few
more cultured yaps like ,T. Allen Smith.
head of the department of economics
ami social science in the University
of Washington, their souls would be
full of sunshine all the time. Far bet
ter to have'a few more Allen Smiths
and less editorial writers of the Repub
lic type, whose dirty, lying, venomous
editorials are so polluted and so sat
urated witli that poisonous substance,
emanating frm these would-be para
sites, that even a dec > ; ; heathen can't
read them without questioning the
merits of our so-called civilization.
The writer states that he does not
object to a man being a Socialist if he
wants to, neither does he object to a
citizen hugging delusions and spouting
claptrap if he wants to do so. and will
say nothing unless occasionally to sug
gest easier access to the insane asy
lum, in which case our editorial writer
should avail himself of the opportunity
of gptting on the inside of such an in
stitution. Perhaps that in the near
future he will be obliged to erect an
institution of some kind for the ac
commodation of this troglodite type, |
for at no time and under no consider
ation would such a damphool be toler
ated by the inmates of an insane asy- ,
However. I must say that the writ-;
er's case is not a hopeless one, for I
have seen far worse cases cured and
all marks of the disease"eradicated,
and I trust that sometime in the near
future the writer may take the rem
edy that he stands so much in need of.
F. A. MVIN.
Capitalist Press Admits Salter Did i
Capitalist Press Says License Fee for
Bartenders Is Eliminated.
Members of the Bartenders' Union
thin morning won their point against
the city in a sanguinary battle, earn
ing a right to practice behind the ma
ny without being compelled to pay
; D annual license fee of $10 and an
other $5 to a bonding company. The
only heavy firing during the oratorical
engagement at the city hall came from
Attorney .1. H. Naylor's camp.
Yesterday the question of fairness
was threshed out before the city com
onei id the final adjustment
of the case was then promised for
this morning. The commmissioners
acquiesced today to a plea from the
; (lenders out of a spirit of fairness
to the working class, as they explained
it, though the superior court sane-:
tloned the annual license fee and the
Commissioner Baiter offered a reso
lution to repeal a section of the or
dinance under which the friendly ac
tion was brought, eliminating the $10
yearly tee heretofore paid by most of
tlie bartenders, and actil n City
Attorney Davis' recommendation, also
inserted in his resolution directions
that instead of being forced to give
• ily a surety bond they would only
bi nsked to file a personal bond with
ilie city clerk. The resolution carried
without a dissenting vote. Bartenders
will still be compelled to appear before
the commissioners for examination be
fore being given permits to wOfli in
Evi retl's saloons,
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1914.
TO SEIZE INDUSTRIES
To the Amer.can People:
A desperate situation confronts the
people of America.
Unscrupulous capitalists, using the
European war as a pretext, are Increas
ing the cost of food bo Hint millions
are threatened with starvation.
The president of the United States
has ordered an investigation of the In
eronso In food prices, and the prosecu
tion of those responsible for it. Such
Investigations and prosecutions bave
brought no results whatsoever In the
past and are not likely to do so now.
European governments, when con
fronted with a similar situation, real
ized that thorn Is only one measure
that can be depended upon to bring
relief the seizure of all plants and
industries responsible, for the Increase
lln prices and their operation by the
government for the benefit of the peo
We demand thai the same action be
taken Immediately In 'the United
We demand thai the government, as
an emergency measure, seize the
packing houses, cold, storage ware
houses, granaries, flour mills and
such other plants and industries as
may be necessary to safeguard the
food of the people.
Such seizure ■will not only1 benefit
the people of the United States but
also the people of Europe.
When the government controls the
industries, the exportation of foods to
Europe can be prevented. The rulers
of Europe, unable to secure food for
their armies, will be forced to call off
We also demand that the exporta
tion *>f money and of munitions of war
to the European nations be prohibited.
The United States must not aid the
powers of Europe to continue their
fratricidal strife. We call upon the
people everywhere to hold mass meet
ings and to send resolutions to the
I president and congress demanding im
i mediate and decisive action.
The need is urgent. We must act.
By order of the national committee
ion immediate action.
August 14, 1914.
WAR IS HELL! If the master class
want blood let them cut their own
throats. Let's tell them so at the
MONSTER ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRA
TION AND COUNTY CAMPAIGN
PICNIC, Labor Day, September 7. at
Edmonds, Wash. Fare by boat from
i Everett 40 cents round trip.
GERMAN SOCIALISTS IN .
WAR TO HALT RUSSIANS
Morris Hillquit Gets Word by Way
of Holland— Says They'll Seek
That the Socialists of Germany de
cided to cast their lot for war when it
became certain that Germany faced a
Russian invasion, was the statement
made yesterday by Morris Hillquit,
'who said that the information had
come to him through Socialists by way
"When it was seen that the general
war could not be prevented," he Bald
"the Socialists decided to fight along
with Germany, rather than risk Russia
gelling a foothold. Just at the time
war was declared the Socialist mem
bers of the relchstag had a conference
with the German chancellor over the
menace of Russian ascendancy. Russia
is the most reactionary power in the
world and because of the situation cre
ated by Russia being at war with Ger
many, the Socialist members of the
reichstag afterwards voted for war ap
propriation. The Socialists are as a
matter of principle opposed to war,
but it was a choice of evils and any
thing was better than an invasion by
"While our comrades are aiding to
fight reactionary Russia," he contin
ued, "at the same time our comrades
in the reichstag will take the first op
portunity of urging a cessation of hos
tilities, if there is any chance of end-
Ing the war by mediation or arbitra
tion. The fact that they are aiding
Germany against Russia does not mili
tate against the continuance of their
efforts to bring about Socialism."
ORGANIZED TOILERS CAN HIT
BIG BLOW AT MURDEROUS
(iiy Walter Lanfersiek, National Sec
retary s. P.)
The United states is the only great
nation on this planet today where un
relenting war ti not carrying on its
No one knows how long America
will remain al peace with Hie world.
Hut while Hint peace eudiircK, Ameri
can Bociall ts should unanimously
muster every ounce ci' streni th to bul
wark their movement against the pow
■ rs of capitalism,
The Socialist party national com
mittee hai . ■ i .i ld( 'I" first week in
September, start ing September fi.
called ii "Socialist Week," and dedi
cated it io the building up of the
party organization and the party press,
Socialist week can he made a big
success. Thousands of new members
can be brought into the party. Tens
of thousands of subscriptions can be
secured for party publications, All
that is needed Is a little work.
livery one of the Socialist party's
6,000 local branches should start now
to prepare for Socialist week.
Murderous capitalism supplied us
with a slogan for Socialist week, when
it plunged all of Europe Into a death
Struggle. Let that slogan be, "Down
With War!" Only when the Socialist
party becomes strong enough io put
an end to it, wiH war cease. There
tore, the parly organization must be
Strengthened, its press must be bul
warked and made powerful against,
the press of the capitalist foe.
Arrange for anti-war protest meet
ings and protest parades on Sunday,
September fi. If you have held one al
ready, then make plans for another.
Join with the trade unions on Labor
Pay, September 7, in celebration of
'this annual event. Millions of work
| ers can be reached on these two days.
I Take advantage of every opportunity.
But this should be only the begin
ning of the big task that awaits every
Socialist for the five days remaining.
Divide your city precincts among your
party workers. Do the same in the
See that every worker is approached
personally with an application blank
for membership in the Socialist party,
and a subscription blank for some
party publication. Let no one escape.
The task is an easy one. There are
100,000 Socialist party dues-paying
members in the United States. They
should put the 1.000.n0n Socialist vot
ers to work. And surely it would not
be a difficult task for this million to
reach the 100.000,000 men, women and
Children in the nation with one entire
week in which to do it.
Hut plans must be made and per
fected now. Hard work during Social
ist week will start that Socialist dele
gation well on its way toward congress
In November. It will mean a crushing
blow at the gods of war that continu
ally seek to keep the workers in sub
jection. It will mean a big step for
v an] in the long struggle to emanci
pate the world's toiling masses. Do
your part, and others will surely do
FIRST MOVE IS MADE TO
WARD A MUNIOAPAL
We predict that the result of Hie
trip of our city commissioners to in
vestigate Boulder river as a source of
our' city water supply will he Io tell
Hie people we don't want. it.
ii was never seriously Intended that
it might lie Hie propel- source. The
only object in considering it was for !
the purpose of delay until the interests
could perfect their lease on the Sultan
*i mi know, there is more money in |
it for some people, not to have the
city own its water system. However,
< fi II assured that under the present
administration every effort possible
will be put forth to bring about
eh finite results.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
If you fail to receive the Washing
ton Socialist regularly, notify us, giv
ing details. We want every one who
is entitled to the paper, to get it every
week. By notifying us of failure to
do so, you protect us, as well as your
self, as it gives us an opportunity to
trace up the matter, thus locating the
Everett, Wash., Aug. 12, 1914.
Everett Trades Council Bldg., Trades
Council Officers and Members:
(Ireoting— a resolution we earnestly
request thai you adopt:
I Whereas, the powers that be In Eu
rope have decided to establish butcher
shops at any and ail convenient places
| wherever brothers and sisters may he
I slaughtered for the express purpose of
[satisfying their thirst for .blood and
Whereas, we, a patriotic and God
loving people, believe that the pen Is
mightier than the sword, are of the
opinion that the existing grievances
could and should be settled by arbitra
tion; therefore, be It
, Resolved, that we shall not engage
ourselves In any occupation to produce
for or transport to the munitions of
I war; and be it further
Resolved, that we protest against the
advance in price of foodstuffs here at
I home, as we are told by our secretary
of agriculture that the yield of grain
J in this, our glorious U. S. A., will ex
ceed all previous years.
Yours for Industrial freedom,
LOCAL UNION 191, I. B. E. W.
Endorsed by Local No. 101, I. B. E.
W., at their regular meeting of August
j JOHN WORSWICK,
FROM A COMRADE WHO
Vancouver, July, 1914.
| Dear Comrades — l thought I might
open the eyes of some Henry Dubs
by giving my experience with this
army business. Some fifteen years
ago I came to Vancouver, Wash., and
being a steam engineer I gat two
months work at the government pump
ing station during the dry weather as
they had to run twenty-four hours a
day during the dry weather. I have
worked more or less every year and
in a good many other capacities with
: the exception of three years I was boy
cotted because I brought to the atten
tion of the quartermaster some Ir
regularities going on in the wood and
coal department which caused an in
vestigation and some two or three men
went over the road for it. They got
rid of me before the investigation and
I could not get anything to do for the
■government as long as Captain Craigg
was quartermaster. In May, 1913, the
chief engineer at the pumping station
resigned and the assistant was put in
charge and I was put in his place, and
according to all customs of the govern
| ment it ought to have been permanent
if I filled it competently, but in eight
months, without any notice, they sent
a soldier who belonged to what they
call the service corps to take my place.
and I, at the age of 60 years, am kicked
out to make my living the best I can,
,but still have to help pay the soldier
who took my position. Teddy the Ter
rible is the man who recommended the
service corps in the army but it is
under Wilson when the army is putting
it in practice. The Democrats always
do what the Republicans recommend,
and how long are you fool workmen
:going to stand for it and vote for it?
Why Is it so many working men turn
down Socialism when it is the only
thing that will help the working man?
The old parties tell you plainly they
want no change. The Socialist party
is the only party that advocates a
change, and the only party that rep
resents the working class.
i Yours for the co-operative common
B. F. PEYTON.
SOME WELCOME VISITORS.
Comrades 11. O. Shebbeck and W. J.
Goldsmith of Bay View, Island county,
were over on the 19th with an appli
cation for a charter for Local Useless
Bay, with fifteen members. Incident
ally they signed up for the Washington
Comrade Chas. Wallace of South Bel
llngham was in town Wednesday the
19th checking up the nominations for
state offices with the state secretary
The Gold Dust Twins were in town
Celebrate Labor Day at Edmonds,
Wash., at the MONSTER ANTI-WAR
DEMONSTRATION AND COUNTY
i CAMPAIGN PICNIC.
A VALUABLE RECORD.
(Socialist Party Press Service.)
An exposure of the records of every
representative in congress on forty
four Important roll calls is the feature
of a bulletin of toe non-partisan Na
tional Voters' l.e;n;ne, just issued in
this city. The inner history of the
slimy McDermott case and McDer
mott's connection with the National
Manufacturers' association, by T,ynn
Raines, secretary of the league, is a
ie re of the bulletin.
The publication of these records is
causing consternation among congress
men who are up for re-election and
who have trusted to the fact that their
constituents do not know what they
have been doing in Washington.
rlalnes shows how many roll calls each
member dodged, how many times
eaOD member tried to save his neck
by answering "present" instead of
"yea" or "nay," and how often mem
bers, for purely political reasons, voted
one, way one year and exactly the op
posite way the next year.
The bulletin throws a searchlight on
congress such as congress has never
experienced in its existence of 125
years. It is an epitome and review of
the important legislative history of re
cent sessions of the house. Member
ship in the league costs $1.00 a year
and is well worth the price for pros
pective candidates, political clubs,
locals, schools and debating societies.
This correspondent can vouch for the
absolute realiability of the league. Its
address Is Woodward Bldg., Washing
ton, D. C.
Washington, D. C. Aug. 24, 1914. —
Marriage between white persons and
persons of1 negro descent is to be pro
hibited in the District of Columbia, as
it is already forbidden in most of the
Southern states, if a bill now on the
calendar of the house, stiongly sup
ported by the southern negro-baiting
Democrats and boosted by Big Busi
ness, becomes law. Chances favor its
passage in the house, but the senate
is inclined to shelve it for political rea
sns. The Democratic senators do not
all come from the South.
The economic value of this sort of
legislation to the ruling business caste
in the South is that it tends to break
the spirit of modernism that has come
to the "nigger" along with the public
school and the trade union. Colored
people are becoming conscious of their
human dignity, and their responsibil
ity to develop toward the white man's
plane of social value. They are rais-,
ing their standards of living, and are
demanding better wages, while the
trade union is slowly making its way |
into their confidence. fThese facts
worry the big business interests in
the South of today, which-facile South
turned over by the landowner to the
factory owner and railroad manager.
Something must be done to humble
the black laborer, and to prevent his
children from wanting to become any- j
thing less than laborers. The anti- |
inter-marriage law is the latest j
scheme. Self-respecting negroes do
not want to marry whites, of course.
They would not be allowed to do so if
they did wish it. But the ban of law
SEPTEMBER 7th, WILL BE CELEBRATED IN
MUSIC, DANCING, GAMES AND REFRESHMENTS
L. E. KATTERFELD, State Secretary Socialist party.
MARY McNAMRA, Socialist educator and lecturer.
MAYNARD SHIPLEY, editor the Washin^on Socialist and
member the merican Academy of Political and Social Science.
Boats leave Everett City Dock at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a. m.
and [1 :30 and 4 p. m.
Round trip tickets 40c. Children under 10 FREE. '
COME AND JENJOY THE DAY AT THE EVENT OF THE
(Socialist Party Press Service.)
Washington, D. C, Aug. 20, 1914 —
On the eve of the passage of the Wil
son trust bills, the Wall street inter
est;-,, taking advantage of the Enro
!>e'n war which has closed the stock
exchange, are quietly buying up stocks
and bonds in order to strengthen and
consolidate their control of capital and
credit. Information of this under
ground movement has come to Wash
ington through undeniably responsible
While discouraging the reopening of
the stock exchange, and thereby de
preciating the value of stocks held by
small investors, the big powers in Wall
street are understood to be buying up
at private sales blocks of securities
which will give them control of stra
tegic points of the big industrial cor
porations which have thus far held out
against them. Only when their cam
paign of private purchase or control
has been completed will these bank
ers allow the Exchange to be re
opened. The Exchange will not be re
opened until the masters of capital
shall have sucked the juice out Of the
war and have secured so strong a hold
that the Wilson anti-trust bills, always
a joke, will be seen to be utterly ridic
Meanwhile, of course, the small fry
of investors and business .men will be
still further reduced to dependence on
the big chaps.
The same group of Wall Streeters
engaged in this movement has been
lobbying in Washington for ship sub
sidy and "emergency" currency graft.
Capital in America is making hay
while the war clouds liang over Eu
A KINDLY WORD.
Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 1914.
Editor Washington Socialist:
Dear Comrade —Find enclosed M. O.
for one dollar tp pay for those trial
subscription cards. The W. S., like
whiskey, grows better with age.
Yours for the revolution,
W. L. WAKEPIELD.
has the special effect —the "psycho
logical depression"—that will react
upon the spirit of the whole race. It
will make the negro more tractable,
Incidentally, the mixture of the
races does not stop in the Southern
states which prohibit marriage be
tween whites and negroes. White ,
men do not observe 'the color line.
They merely avoid responsibility at
law for their acts. The. negro girl
bears the illegitimate child. The pres
ence of these illegitimate children still
further weakens the hope of the negro.
He becomes morally numbed. Then
he is ready to be made a scab. Big
Business is strong fsr "racial purity."