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Open Revolt Rather than War!
State Executive Committee
Adopts Strong Resolutions
Against Collective Murder
SOCIALIST PARTY OF WASHINGTON TO MAKE
WAR ON WAR.
The following stirring resolutions wore adopted at the last
meeting of the state executive committee:
"Workers of;the World, Unite."
"Whereas, we, the state executive committee of the So
cialist party of Washington, deplore the fact that the wage
class of Europe have allowed themselves to be lured to the
battlefield to be slaughtered for the benefit of the master
"Whereas, we recognize the fact that the economic basis
for the present war is a commercial one that concern! only
the masters of the countries involved—it being due to a de
sire to find a market for the wealth exploited (in times of
peace) from the very people whom they now call to slaughter
in the name of 'patriotism,' love of country, honor of the
flag, etc.; and :: , .
"Whereas, we are conscious of the fact that the proletariat
have no country, but are and should be citizens of the world,
and that they have therefore but ONE enemy, the capitalist
clflss * B v :
''Therefore, be-it resolved, that we call upon the work
ing class of the state of Washington, through the Socialist
pnrty locals, to bold anti-war mass meetings -and be it further
"Resolved, that as class-conscious members of the working
class we call upon our fellow workers to. refuse to take up
arms against each other, even to the extent of open revolt
should an attempt be made to force us to arms.
"Workers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose
but your chains. You have a world to win."
TROUBLE AGAIN BREAKS
OUT IN BUTTE .
Miners Will Burn Town if Militia Is
As we go to press the capitalist
papers are full of reputed "news" from
Butte, Mont. How much of it is true
and how much "sensational stuff" we
do not know. This much *ems cer
The new (insurgent) union of copper
miners are strong enough to demand
that members of the original W. F. of
H. either join the new union or hit
As the business men of Butte are
(naturally) opposed to the new more
or less revolutionary union, they are
backing up the conservative officials
of the old union. So a demand has
been made upon Governor Stewart for
troops to put down the Insurgents.
Last Monday the war department re
fused to send federal soldiers to
Butte until the state authorities had
exhausted every effort, to restore law
and order and effect a settlement be
tween the warring factions.
The insurgents openly declare that
they will dynamite and burn the whole
town if either the state militia or fed-,
eral troops attempt to interfere.
The Berlin Post exclaimed: "If we
find ourselves thwarted in our strug
gle to emerge and survive as a world
power, we shall be infallibly driven to
draw the sword, and then, woe to the
SEPTEMBER 7th, WILL BE CELEBRATED IN
MUSIC, DANCING, GAMES AND REFRESHMENTS
L. E. KATTERFELD, State Secretary Socialist party.
MARY McNAMARA, Socialist educator and lecturer.
MAYNARD SHIPLEY, editor the Washington Socialist and
member the American 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 ENJOY THE DAY AT THE EVENT OF THE
WAR AGAINST WAR.
TROOPS ARRIVE IN BUTTE
TOWN STILL STANDS—CITY
AND COUNTY UNDER MAR
Tuesday evening in Butte, Mont.,
finds ten companies of state militia
camped on a hill overlooking the city.
Two machine guns are helping to pre
serve order, under martial law. Also
the first batallion of the Fourteenth
infantry (regulars from Spokane) are
now at Fort Hardison, conveniently
situated for quick action In case of too
much "direct action" on the part of the
Guess Butte won't be burned, nor
Guess the workers would better
elect their own governors and presi
dents, on a Socialist ticket, before,
they try to run the country's Indus
tries and mines under democratic
The politics, theology and formal
organization of the whole world are
never so important as they pretend to
be. The element of material interest
in these matters gives) them their
awful weight to contemporaries. When
we are dealing with a past age this
element evaporate and we see clearly
that most of the importances .of the
world have no claim to our reverence.
—John Jay Chapman.
Naturally Mr. Bryan is in favor of
woman suffrage. He has tried the
men voters three times, and they were
very unsatisfactory.—Dallas News
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS. YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN.
II AT LAST THE TRUTH IS BE
COMING KNOWN ABOUT
CONDITIONS IN EUROPE.
Dr. Halpcrn Brings News Direct
Says the Socialists Did Not Support
As wiis to bo expected, tin- press of
Germany and elsewhere lied • about
"Socialists rallying to tht< colors,"
rushing to tin- front with patriotic
fervor, Mid nil Mint rot. If there art
Socialists at the front anywhere In
Europe- they woro rushed there, un
willing victims of derndeiit cnpltnllHMi
with Its murderous and frightfully
Dr. Julius Halpcni has Just returned
from Merlin, Vienna, ami other cities
Dr. and Mrs. Halpern went to Eu
rope to attend the International So-
ciallst congress, to have, been held In
Vienna. He wild It was the Intention
later to hold the congress In Switzer
land, but that the Swiss government
opposed the plan. When the plan was
made to hold the congress in France
It was, of course, too late, as the war
lords had gone too far into the blood
"Talk about war spirit being gen
oral." said Dr. Ilalpcrn, in an inter
view published in the New York Call,
"the night before the war was de
clared I attended one of the fifty huge
antiwar demonstrations In Berlin, in
which not one voice could be heard
against the universal protestation of
the Socialists. So-called 'patriotic'
demonstrations were being carried <"i
at the same time, Hut these 'patriotic'
demonstrations were confined, for the
most part, to Immature youths, boys
from 14 to 19 years, while the big
gest halls in Berlin were packed with
mature men and women applauding to
the echo our orators and workers who
criticized the emperor and the war
lords so sarcastically that I found my
self wondering at their boldness."
Socialists Not Shot.
Dr. Halpern does not believe that
Comrade! T.iebknecht, Luxembourg or
any of the other German comrades
were executed on account of their
anti-war activities. Not, however, be
cause of any sudden conversion to
"The kaiser would not dare do such
a thing," ho said, "with public feeling
in Germany as it was when war was
The doctor admits that there is a
.possibility that some of the leaders
may have been arrested, but he is of
the opinion that the rulers fear the
anti-war sentiment of the working
class too much to take the risk of
striking a blaze that, might start a
"The night before war was de
clared," he said, "the members of the
party executive committee felt that
they might, all be arrested, but up to
the time I left no such move had been
Socialists Stand Solid.
Dr. Halpern is emphatic in his dec
laration that he believes the German
Socialists are continuing their solid
stand against the kaiser's war plans.
"There can be no question of it," he
said, "To any person who saw the
wonderful solidarity, the wonderful
discipline, the unanimity of opinion
and who knows the psychology of the
C.erman comrades, there can be not
the least doubt as to where their stand
In describing the action of the po
lice in breaking up the great anti-war
demonstrations in TTnter den Linden,
Dr. I falpf-rn said that the police rode
into the crowd, swinging their sabers
right and left. "I was struck uverai
times on the back and side and
bruised," he said. "Others probably
were injured more seriously, though 1
do not believe there were any persons
Dr. Halpern was asked for his opin
ion concerning what the next great
move of the European Socialists would
he and when it would he made. His
reply came like a shot.
"I believe," he said, "that if the
allies are defeated the match will be
struck in Paris, and there will be so
cial revolution. From Paris it will
spread over France, and then over
Germany and Belgium and the other
countries. There will be some kingH
wiUionl Job! and there will be new
changes in the map."
The doctor said that the workers
of I'arm would bt> first to act, in hia
opinion, because of their nature, their
traditions and the conditions that will
BXilt. "It is not that the workers of
Germany are not just as ready and
just aa anxious," he said. "It Is mere
ly the difference in psychology, tradl-
BVIRBTT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBEB 3, L 914,
EFFECTS MUCH NEEDED CHANGE
Eight-Hour Day Obtained for
Residents of Everett who lifive
had occasion to vUti the city dock
during the Bummer, have po doubi
noticed the filthy, unhealthy con
iliiions existing thereabouts, This
Is not to be marveled at consider
Ing thai it had nol been cleaned
for throe months before the So
cialist commissioner tool< office.
Beginning with last week the dock
will lie IWepi once weekly.
All catch basins on lli'wiit ave
1111■ - and ])nrt of Sou Broadway
have boon cleaned within two
weeks. The North Broadway bas
ins fire being cleaned this week foil
the first time since the pavement
was laid. The fall ruins will be
easily taken care of by this ad
vance work .
Heretofore employes of I he city
working on the East Side bridge
have been compelled to work
twelve hours daily. When mak
ing changes in shifts this necessi
tated a continuous twenty-four
hour workday. The twelve hours
has now 1 D cut down to eight.
('haii'jrcs of this nature should
convince the must bone-headed
worker that it pays to put class
conscious Socialists into office,
even if they can't establish the co
operative commonwealth forth
with. Rome was nol bail) in a
LOCAL EVERETT NO. 1 MAKES
PLANS FOR A BIG RED
COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS
Concerted Efforts to Begin Sept. 6.
Last Sunday evening the comrades
of Local Everett No. 1 unanimously
voted to CO-operate with other locals j
throughout the United States in a con-1
certed, energetic week's campaign for
now members and subscriptions to the
party press. Of course we all do our j
best, day in and day out, to get peo- ■
pie interested in the Socialist move
ment. At least we think we do. But
we don't. The experience of the So- j
oiiilist parties in Europe proves that
an additional effort, a more determined
effort, is made by the comrades |
through the contagious enthusiasm of
Red Week. A man can be induced to !
get in and make a hard fight for a
week who cannot be induced to do
anything as he drifts lazily through a j
whole year of half-hearted ondravor.
So lei's all get in and help make
Red Week in Washington a week of
triumph and rejoicing!
As Comrade Katterfeld says:
"This plan of concentrated organ
ization work for one week has been
adopted by our national committee,
and the week of September 6 to 181
has been decided upon. I believe that
under the conditions existing in this
state especially such a week of con
centrated organization effort should
bear fruit abundantly, and that the
particular week selected is for us thji
psychological time. I recommend that
wo commend this plan to the com
rades, and urge all locals of both or
ganizatloni and all individual Social- j
ists in the state to celebrate Socialist
week, Sept. 6 to 13, with one, grand
united effort for the upbuilding of our
United Socialist party In the state of
Over one hundred and fifty thousand
new member! were secured during the
"Red Week" recently celebrated by
the Socialist party of Germany. This
wonderful success was not an acci
dent. It was due to systematic, psy
This favorable condition exists
whenever a large number of people
are of one mind and endeavor to ac
complish the same thing at the same
time. Only a few of us "fanatics" put
in ALL our spare time ALL the time
for Socialism. Nine-tenths of our
member! help only on special oceas
sions, and constitute a great reservoir
of revolutionary energy but seldom
What We Do.
There are literally thousands of So
cialists in the state who were once
(Continued on Page Four, Column 5.)
tion, .surrounding conditions and such
things. The fiermnn workers will
sweep into the social war in a solid
matter of fact array, once it is
NEW ORDER OF SECRETARY
OF WAR WILL FORCE OUT
Only Citizens of State to Be Employed
Means That Only Union Mines Will
All MiincTs employed iti the strike
district of Colorado must be citizens
of tin- state and must have complied
with all tho ralei anil regulations of
the Colorado mining laws, according
to an order Issued by the United
States war department and which has
already become effective in northern
This order sets out that all strike
breakers must apply at the mineß for
work and must not be gathered to
gether and brought In by the opera
Tho new regulations governing the
shipment of scabs appears In the
Hocky Mountain News and Pueblo
Chieftain In a letter written by C. L.
Baum, president of the Consolidated
Coal & Coke company.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. Waterman of
the Twelfth cavalry stationed at Louis
ville, made public the order issued
August 17 and which according to the
Operator! has been In effect since that
time in the northern strike field.
This order will prevent the importa
tion of scabs from all parts of the
country against which practise the
strikers have complained since the
This [l the third order issued by the
war department governing the impor
tation of scabs.
In the future, according to this order,
no strike-breaker can be employed un-
leu he Is a citizen of Colorado. This
meant; that no scab can be employed
unless he is a citizen of the United
States. He must either be native born
or have become naturalized under the
If this rule is enforced it will make
'coal mining in Colorado the staple in
dustry it was before the strike of
1903-4. At that timefhc miners struck
for practically the same reasons as
today. The operators at once sent
their agents to foreign countries and
brought in thousands of men. The
English-speaking men, and they were
about 75 per cent of the men employed,
: were blacklisted and many of them
were forced to leave the state.
The men who were brought in dur
ing 1903-4 soon began to realize that
employment in the Colorado coal mines
meant only a condition of peonage.
Many of them became citizens of
•the United States. Conditions became
so unbearable, laws were so wantonly
violated, that, they were forced to
strike for their rights as American
\ citizens, which guarantees them the
j enforcement of the laws.
When they did this last September,
the operators tried their old plan all
over again, but it is believed that the
new order will prevent these future
importations of strike-breakers.
TOURIST REPORTS REIGN OF
TERROR IN GERMANY.
Socialists Issue Anti-War Proclamation
The London Citizen of August 13,
An English tourist who has arrived
in Brussels from Cologne declares that
something like a reign of terror has
spread over Germany. Practically all
political clubs have been suppressed,
. ' and it is considered a crime to ex
press Socialist or even Democratic
, A considerable number of newspa
pers have also been suppressed, but
, by some means the Social Democratic
party succeeded in issuing a proclama
\ tion which, while expressing ardent
( love for the country, condemns the
Germany military caste, as well as the
government in Berlin.
This, the proclamation declares, has
criminally made, war on peaceful coun
The tourist says that no news ex
, cept obviously exaggerted dispatches,
. inspired by chauvinism, appears in the
, newspapers, and U is almost impos
. sible to get news out of the country.
Some expert has discovered that
there is about $12,792,000,000 of money
. in the world.
i It is not wholly without significance
= that Mr. Bryan sends an arbitration
i treaty with Santo Domingo to the sen
-1 ate just as marines are being concen
-1 trated to restore peace in Santo Do
i mingo by force. If necessary—Chicago
While Strike Is On.
Remain In Operation.
Electrical Workers Did Not
Endorse Bull Moose Candidate;
Will Favor Socialist Nominees;
"Union" Congressmen Failure
Everett, AViish.. Auir. 27, 1914.
Editor Washington Socialist:
You are kindly requested to publish the following state
ment in the next issue of your journal. If there is any ex
pense attached, please notify the undersigned recording sec
The Electrical Workers State Their Position.
On certain Progressive literature, we note the condidate
has taken the name of an electrical worker as one of the ex
ecutives of the campaign committee. We do not question the
right of the brother Electrical Worker to serve on this commit
tee, but we do deny the right of the committee to use his. name
as a representative of the Electrical Workers' organizaion. The
Union has endorsed no political candidates. The great major
ity of the members of the organization refuse to vote for any
condidate whose party is identified with the harvester trust.
If a member of the working class is sincere, he will come out
openly in the interest of his class and not try to sneak into
office under false pretenses.
Let's quit marching together the first Monday in Sep
tember .and vote for the master class the first Tuesday of the
same month. We had fifteen so-called Union congressmen
seated in the house with Victor Berger. Did you hear of the
fifteen? I guess not, but the whole world knew that one loyal
member was there.
Published by order of T .B. E. W., Local No. 191, in
regular meeting assembled August 27.
UNIFORMED GUNMEN ALL
INNOCENT OF MURDER.
All They Did Was to Kill Some Work
Think of the farce of it!
Twenty gunmen on trial for mur
dering workingmen at the behest of
the mine owners and their tools in the
state capitol, and their being "tried"
by the same bunch of worthies to see
if they were guilty of doing what they
were hired to do.
Anyway, here's how the press re
ports the news:
Denver, Aug. 26.—The findings of I
the court martial which tried 22 offi- i
cers and men of the National Guard
of Colorado on charges growing out of
the Ludlow battle of April 20 were
made public today. All the defendants
The militiamen were charged with
murder, manslaughter, arson and lar
ceny, in some cases the number of
counts against one Individual being
high. In addition Lieutenant K. Elind
erfelt was cnarged with assault on
Louis Tikas, leader of the Greek strik
ers, who was killed in the Ludlow
fight. The courtmartial found that
Elinderfelt struck Tikas on the head
with a rifle, but that the provocation
was such that the assault was justi
Before the verdicts of the court
martial were made public they were
submitted by Brig-Gen. John Chase,
the adjutant-general, to Gov. E. M.
Ammons for his approval.
GETTING READY FOR MORE
Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 25, 1914—Com
pany A of the Colorado National
Guard, the gunmen and mine employ
ers who were largely responsible for
the iriurder and cremation of nine
teen men, women and children at
Ludlow, April 20, is being completely
organized and fitted with state equip
The excuse given by state officials
is that the federal government de
mands a reorganization of the militia
so that Colorado can manage her own
affairs and allow the United States
troops to return to their barracks.
According to information received
here, this 'reorganization is not taking
place in other sections of the state.
Residents of the strike zone fear
that the state officers will attempt to
have the federal troops removed and
then turn loose the gunmen and op
erators' thugs as "protection of the
peace," causing another incessant
reign of terror and possibly another
Mr. Henry M. Pindell, who came so
near to being our ambassador at St.
Petersburg, says in his Peoria Journal:
"To argue that preparedness for war
is the best insurance against war, in
the face of present events in Europe,
looks almost analogous to insisting
that the surest way to prevent a small
boy's getting burned or burning some
body is to equip him with a bunch of
firecrackers and a box of matches."
HOW WE VOTED.
Summary Referendum G, Primary
U. S. Senator.
Regulars Seceders Total
A. H. Barth 959 18 977
i Richard Winsor— 125 203 328
Congressman, First District.
Joseph Gilbert __ 13 62 77
den Hoover 161 27 188
Congressman, Second District.
George Boomer— 329 1 350
C. H Woolridge__ 29 64 93
Congressman, Fourth District.
ll* E. Aller 336 336
W. C. Rave 10 10
Congressman, Fourth District.
John Storland __ 59 59
Frank Baker 5 5
Congressman, Fifth District.
J. C. Harkness-- 87 3 90
R. B. Martin 27 51 78
(To be voted on at the Primar
ies, Tuesday, Sept. 8.)
United States Senator.
ADAM H. BARTH.
Representatives in Congress.
First District—GLENN 11.
Second District — GEORGE
I'liird District—L. E. ALLER
Fourth District —J O IIN
Fifth District—J. C. HARK
These are the candidates
selected through State Refer
endum "G," in which both
SOLEMN ANTI-WAR PARADE
IN NEW YORK.
Women of All Nationalities March in
One of the most impressive parades
ever seen in New York occurred last
Saturday afternoon. Thousands of
sombre clad women marched in the
streets to the beat of muffled drums
to signify their opposition to war.
Women of Teutonic, Slav and Gallic
extraction marched side by side.
A solemn portent, this, of the com
ing solidarity of labor, when the war
drums will beat no more for the bene
fit of puppits, bankers, merchants and
Americans carry a total life insur
ance of $34,000,000,000. If a few of us
died, how prosperous the country
would be! —Wall Street Journal.
The colonel welcomes the Barnes
libel suit, but how the publicity of the
thing must annoy him! —Brooklyn
Celebrate Labor Day at Edmonds,
Wash., at the MONSTER ANTI-WAR
DEMONSTRATION AND COUNTY