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fW AY LAND COMMITS SUICIDE.
The proas dispatches announce
that J. A. Wayland, founder and
owner of the Appeal to Reason of
Girard. Kansas, shot himself at
His nome in is l ram, early Monday gett show up with two each,
morning. He was unconscious Fornfelt Ralph Brlssendeu, B
and lived only a few minutes. Be- j R. Bradshnw. Emil Hillemann. C.
tween the leaves of a hook near B. Shay, R. E. Sibley, L. W. Hcis
by was round this note: i sorer, j. E. Adams, j. W, Rose.
"To live under the competitive j Oran. Earlie Sllnkard. Jap Mc
systeni is not worth the effort Cord, Adam Halter, A. Mlsplay. J.
let it pass."
Friends of Comrade Wayland at
tribute Ills act to despondency
over the death of his wife, who
was killed In an automobile acci
dent a year ago.
The continuous hounding by the
government in an effort to de
stroy the Appeal also annoyed
him. and he was to have Appeared
In the Federal court on Monday
to defend the paper from govern
nienal attacks . lie cave up the
active management of the paper 1
to Fred Warren several years ngo
but the government refuse! to let
him spend his eld days in peace. .
"Ajthouch I an nione responsl I
ble for wliat appear! in the col
umns of the paper. Mr. Way land
of late iini teemed much disturb
ed over the tending case." said
Mr. Wayland was rs yean old
He founded the Appeal at Girard
1T years ago and today it has the
largest circulation of any paper
In the nation. He Is survived by
two HOI and three daughters.
Hounded to death by the dogs
THAT LIBEL -six it.
Well, the Kicker is not .v t cut
Of the woods. Tile ways of capi
talism are dark and winding, in
that libel "soot 1 fl motion ban
been filed to set najde the order
cf court in Arrest of judgment.
Court adjourned Tuesday until
Friday, when the matter will
probably be argued.
A Benton Barker-Lam lord was
overheard talking to an Oran
Banker-Landlord over the phone.
They we:v discussing the action
of the court in sustaining the
motion in arrest of judgment.
"Wasn't that giving us a dirty
deal?" said the Benton man.
Who la "U8?" And yet people
are asked to belie "e that John
UcWilllams is the real plaintiff.
SOME GOOD NEWS.
Indianoplis. Ind., November, 8.
The Socialist vote In Indiana
this year for the head of the tick
et is eatlmated at 86,210. Four
years ago the vote was 13.473.
The gain is about 1170 er cent, j
Four years ago the cnie. Social"
Itt strongholds were Marion. Elk
hart, Allen. Greene, Clay. St, Jo
seph. Vanderburg. Vigo and Ver
million counties"-. While most o
these counties show gains this
year, .'he heaviest gain in propor
tion have been made In counties
with a larger rural population.
Only a few of these counties mi',
to show a large increase.
Pittsburg. Pa., Nov. 7. The So
cialist vote In Pennsylvania ise--ceedlngly
heavy. Particularly it
this true in tKe woikum claw
tricts. In Allegheny county, the
claim la being confidently made
that three Socialist congressman
have been elected. Indications In
this direction seem almost con
clusive. Minneapolis, Minn..
Socialist elected the
uiajtot i.j.t , men in
the city Tuesd i. I
V-r won by a sarge
th' ni jth ward and '
on woo In the tent:
Nov. 7. The
" ;t two .So
li i story or
d E. Voel
p urality in
tja rtes John
anl by a
Prescott. Ariz.. Nov. g Taking
advantage of the succeas of the
woman suffrage ameudment in
Arizona. Mrs. James Loy totlay
filed her petition as candidate for
mayor of Prescott on the Social
ist ticket. The election occurs in
Columbus. 0., Nov. 8. Socialist
elate headquarters today claim
that the SocialUrt vote in ..bio
runs close to 100.000 at Tues
In both Cuyahoga and Lucas
counties the Socialists claim that
Dabs received a larger vote than
did President Taft.
Bl'SINESS LOC vLS.
Strayed. A red rnuley cow and
calf. Calf is atxmt a year old.
Cow marked with smooth trop
and two splits in left ear. and
split and underbU in right. Re
ward i' T SLDiricms. Benton Mo.
For Sale S0acrs farm two
mll froni Zalma, Mo.; 40 acres
gooil lent il aad oecond bottom.
IU'i pasture land ; good timber.
Price, $900; two-thirds cash, the
n moot A. van p (' It Itnhlu ,,!,.,
lira, ... ... ....... .....it,.,.
cm ra Mo. 49-4t.
For Sale. A 40-acre farm one
and a quarter miles north of Com
merce All cleared, good box house
and out-build lags, some fruit and
plenty of water. Price, $1,250.
Geo. W. Arnold, Commerce, Mo
For Bala A 2-year-old fllley
cheap. John Wilbelm, New Ham
burg. GINSENG ROOTS:
I have for sale a fine lot of
one and two-year-old ginseng
roots at $10; $20 and $25 per
1.000. Will fill orders every Mon
day sjjd Tuesday. Special prices
on orders for 5,000 or more. Call
or agdress, Kxceisrio uinseng vr
tew Hamburg, ho. i
ifc-. , . . s- dens, New Hamburg, Ho. 47-Jtt
LETS GET BUSt
Now la the timo to go after the
subs. We have licked the gang In
their framed-up libel "soot' and
the people of Scott county are
now ready to road the only un
muzzled pape-r in the county. All
you have to do is to go after them
Pearl Daugherty, of Fornfelt,
was first to get on the trail and
rounded up eight. A. A. Evans,
of Morley, Is a close second with
five. Earlie Stinkard, of Ornn.
dropped three In the slot, and Joe
Mackley of Blodgett, and G. R.
Palmer, of Portland, Ore., two
each. Also J, H. Branam of Van
duser and Alex Thompson of Blod
Illmo. Herman Mushback. L. H.
Bruns, Henry Etfert, Wm. Roth,
Commerce. H. L. Goddard. R..V.
I Butler. Frank Gratehousc.
Morley Eliza Clark
cleton, Llnaon Dabbs,
Blodgett A. II. Hatcher
D. Estes. Alx. Thompson, W
Benton. Me. 'Morrow Ezra Bam
plea, John Bookman.
Vanduser J. W, Arbaugh. Wm.
Sikoston. Julia Washburn.
Crowder s. D. Boyett.
Bleda. Joe Mlar.
Morehouse. W. O Johnson.
Jonesboro, Ark. Johr Wlllford,
Mr May Thornton, A w Bow
man Bun h Allen. Burfordsville 5 WA
Babb. Maiden: Mrs. Maude Norris.
Portland, inv. J. r Palmer,
I Adolph List, dentist, will visit
tlu following places professional
; New Hamburg OA Nov. 21 and
' remain four days.
, Keis . November 25 and remain
1 two days.
j Fornfelt. November 27 and re
main two days.
STRAYED, LOST 0B STOLEN,
A black mare with white spot ;
in the face, arxwt in namis men
and about 14 years old: scar on
the left side close to the hip. on
or about October 27. 1912. from
Illmo. Mo. Finder please notify
Wm. ruchbauer. Illmo, Mo., and
receive reward. 51-tf.
THE CIRCUIT COURT
After a weeks adjournment thr
circuit court convened Monday
forenoon, but owing to ine ab
sence of Stenographer Phelan
there was little done until Tues- ;
day. Bo far the following caaei
were disponed of on the criminal
Harry Goodin uralary and Uar
cany, trial b" y, acquitted.
J. J. Aato' K(Xping unsanitary ,
hotel, trial y jury, acquitted, j
Thus. Duvall. carrying pistol,
Joel Hopper, leaving dead stock
i'E public road, dismissed.
Batt Blocker, seduction, dis
missed. Roy Brent, seduction, plea of
guilty, two years.
Chas. Levan. obtaining money
'.ir.der false pretenses, dismissed.
John Brown, carrying pit..i.
plea oT guilty. 50 days in jail.
Henry Barne. grand larceny,
plea of cuilty.
Phil Gordon, stealing chicken at
night, plea of guilty, two mouths
In jail from Aug. 30.
Harry C. Butler, burglary and
larceny, trial by jury, dieoharg
Anton Hahn. fejoneoua assault,
trial by jury, $100 flna
Andy Glaus, fejoneoua assault,
Frank Elmore and Walter
Smith, burglary, plea of guilty,
two years each.
Chas. Clark, carrying pistol,
plea of guilty, two years.
Wilford Smithaon, Leonard Ter
kin6 and Elmer AVillis. homicide.
Dismissed as to Perkins and Wil
I lis. Smithson tried by jury and
given two years. I'arojea ior
three years under $500 bond sign
ed by Roy Kneezle. Hardin Wood.
Robt. and Walter Ginger and J.
Divorcee were granted to Anna
L Arnold. Buntnell Carroll, W. F
Kelly. Stella Patterson, with cus
tody of minor child. Amanda Mor
gan, Edna Day. Maud Lackey. Ol
ive E. Newman, with custody of
minor children. Ella Stillwell. F.
L. GrosH. Martha Scott, O. L
Turner. Vera O'Connor. Tenny
U. 0. Ragaims. the Frisco agent
is very sick at a St. Ixmis hospit
al of appendicitis. Mr. Eache is
W. W. Bray, who in teaching at
Annibton. was called home Mon
ilay on. account of sickness in his
Miss Seiekla Clark, who is teach
ing at Hunter school, near Siks
ton, visited home folks Saturday.
Rev. Blackmail filled his regu
lar appointment at the Baptist
church at -East Prairie Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Lailure, of St.
Louis, visited relatives here last
Henry Daugberty, Jr., of More
house is visiting here this week.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Maddox is very sick.
J. W. Carlile, of Crowder, attend
ed conference here Monday.
E. P. Eaves died Thursday and
was buried Friday.
TO ILLMO PATRONS.
People of Illmo and vicinity can
subscribe or renew for the Kick
er through either Casper Miller or
E. L. G rammer.
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COUNTY COURT DOINGS
County court was in session
last week and the following bus
iness was transacted :
Allowance. Dr. Haw, quarterly
salary, $62,50; Tim McCarthy,
court house contractor, $18,102 ;
Wm. Mobley, overseer, $744.61 j
Fred Farris, boarding Jury, $4.50
Chas. Harris, supt. of schools,
$287.82 ; A. B. Williams, overseer.
$414.25; T. J. Chrlwnon, overseer
$350.22; John Mo Williams, quar
terly salary, $175; village of
Diehlstadt, rrora foreign Insur
ance fund, $78.07 ; John Spalding,
aupt. of poor farm. $300; Fnrm
ington hospital, for care of In
sane, $1,383 78; W. L. Lcgrand,
repairs, $13.50; Joe Utnage, over
seer, $409.82; 8ullenger A T,am-
bert, lunber. $39.22; T. J. Boni-
fleld, overseer, $270.85; John
Schlltt. for strip of land and re
moving fence, $125; J. H. Grant.
Janitor. $120; Ambrose Bles. over
seer, 738.20; Anderson Mer. Co..
road supplies. $05.87; fees in In
quests. $188 55; W. R. Beardsle.
overseer, $377.77 ; Tost Bros., for
sewer pipe. $110: Anton Wcstrich
i road supplies. $141.87; Ponton
Milling Co., cement, $30; H. G.
Meury, deputy surveyor, $304 ;
W. H. I Ye. deputy surveyor. $338-
i 85 j T. E. SittOn. repairs on road
roller and tools. $17 : Txm Compas
lvpairs on road roller. $10: Ja
cob Koolzur. overseer. $411.71;
j Joe Legrand. boarding bridge
gang. $89.40; H. P. Emerson, ov
erseer. $246;.88; Adam S"hnefer.
dragging road, $i7.io; Wendollne
Scherar, lumber. $420.00.
Dramshop license granted to J.
F. BeggS, lllmo. and Levi Becliel,
Road matters of Jot St rack,
ugust Helaserer, Caleb Matthews
Susan Adams, .lessee Chappel.GrO
er Mob'ey and Julius Albrecht
1 Ostner & MrabaU allowed sooo
; for work done in holding levee
' near P;g Lake against high water
Road petitioned by John Glaser
at al ordered opened.
B. F. Marshall Land find In
vestment Co. allowed $1,253 for
bridge lumber. Also Sir.O attor
ney and other fees in matter of
drain ditch 8.
$25 appropriated to gravelling
i Unuerstall hill.
1 Court was again in session this
week. Doings will appear next
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HERE AND YONDER
To me the result of the local
election doesn't look so bad. The
people gained a great deal when
: they ole-ted a county court pledg
' ed to take an invoice of how
tilings stand in this county. The
first Investigation will be a lit-
tie expensive, but arter that it
I can be done every two years at
very little cost. And that is bus
The assassination of Fremier
Canalejls, the real ruler of Spain.
OCCUred Tuesday. He was shot
to death. The assassin commit
ted sui ide. The police believe 71
I to be a direct outcome of the le
, gal murder of Prof. Ferrer, the i
i Republican author and teacher.
Who was put to death by the
Spanish government because of
his efforts to educate the masses,
i The Democrats had a rally at j
Oran Thursday night after the
election consi-ting of a parade In j
which were represented Taft.
I Roosevelt and Wilson. AVilson i
was riding a donkey, which WM
' quite appropriate. The donkey
represented the working men
i who had voted for him.
Wilson carried New York city
by 300 000. That outrht to con-
vince any man that he was the ,
, candidate of the "common pee
puL ' The fact that he is gov
ernor of New Jersey, the home of
all the big trust.-, is another evi
Thus. Ferguson enjoyed a birth
day dinner Sunday and invited
the family of his neighbor. Sam 1
Worley, to partake of the feast.
Henry Eifert. Louis Albrecht
and George Roth of Illmo and A.
! H. Hatcher of Blodgett, were in
' Benton Saturday.
Rev. Denton, formerly of this
; place and Commerce, is reported
dangerously ill at his home in
Uncle Josh Mason allowed him
1 self to get "to the hands of his ',
i friends 'and they spilled him.
Mrs. L. H. Bruns of Illmo, was
a Kicker caller Monday.
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Martin Roth. Walter Ruessler.
and Paul Horn of St. Louis, and
the Misses Minnie Altenthal and
Emma Horn autoed to Jackson
Mrs. R. G. Craig of Jonesboro.
Ark., visited friends here part of
Arthur and Max Weilputz and
a.w t.nn Oil n ."I j
mtn. r 1 r uri r 11 uiu ui' v aj.
Ralph Rrissenden. AV. W. Pick
thorn and Mrs. J, E. Myers are in
Mrs. David Eifert is still bed
fastthe result of a paralytic
J. T. Williams and John EiTert
were at Graysboro Sunday.
R. E. Jones went to Camden.
Ark., to attend court.
Frank Nieolaides was at Anna.
111., last week visiting.
Judge Finch spent Sunday here
with home folks.
Otto Schoen was at the Cape
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FROM CROOKED CREEK
A crowd from here attended a
party at George Roemtnes at Ill
mo Saturday night. All reported
an enjoyable time.
Remfro Clymer, Jess Spradlin,
Willie Sanders and Arthur Clymer
left Sunday for Parma on a
Mrs. Arminda Fisher, of Morley,
is visiting the family of Joe San
ders. Subscribe for the only Kicker.
FROM NEW HAMBURG.
Thursday of last week Chas.
Halter s family 'held a double
birthday celebration Mrs. Halter
being 27 and her little daughter
three years old. Among the eel
ebrators were, John. Schlltt and
family, Chae. Schlltt and daugh
ter, Wm. Kern and wife, Mr. and
Mrs .John Ijegrand also Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Legrand of this place
Leo Schlltt wife and baby and
Gus Halter of Randies. By some
mistake Sol Diebold managed to
work on some concrete work be
tween the kitchen and smoke
house there that day, assisted by
Hugo Legrand. Hugo got so
stuck on concreting that Sol had
to slip away from him to keep
him from going along. Poor fel
low didn't know there isn't a
birthday party on all concrete
It was moving tlmo here last
week. Andy Glaus moved to Chaf
fee; Frank Bles moved to Oran
and Uncle Frank Diebold moved
into the house vacated by Bles.
Our barber says he will move to
the Kern building at Kelso.
Frank Compas and Joe Diebold
came down from Kelso Sunday In
their autos and took back with
them the families of Mike Dirnbcr
ger and Sol Diebold to spend the
dav. And a pleasant time was
I had by all-
Frank Bles and his helper. Joe
I Heurlng have Just about complet
jed a neat four room cottage for
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Glastetter.
, who lives three miles east of here.
They have a fine view of our town
also of Benton.
Sunday Miss Mamie Wcstrich
went to Kelso after her aunt, Mrs
Frances Blattel. who is spending
the week with her sister, Mrs.
John Bucher and his brother.
I Andy, left last week Thursday for
John s farm near Poplar BlufT.
where they will do sonfe clearing
j Miss Rosina AVeJter spent Sun
day with the family of her uncle.
Jacob Welter, near Blodgett.
I Louis Schramm. Edw. Schwartz.
Geo. Heurlng and Sol Halm were
: a t Kelso Sunday.
Mrs. Martin Bircher and daugh
I tor, Mrs. Katie T. AVestrich, left
I for St. Louis, last Wednesday to
visit Mrs. Bischer's sister.
Uncle Jake Jehlin of Oran was
in the neighborhood last week
looking after his farm,
j Mr. and Mrs. X. Schwartz and
daughter, Mrs. Louis Gosche.
j were at Oran Friday.
Jos S hume- and Nick Schloeeer
are building an automobile shed
for Rev. C. Moenlg.
Jos. Hahn and family of Bleda
; visited her mother, Mrs. Gosche,
Ed. Bchwartl sold 20 head of
sheep to Anton Mielerhoff for $80
Mr. and Mrs. John Linhart
! wore at Benton Friday.
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FROM HICKORY GROVE
There will be a box supper and
entertainment att he school house
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. A'aughn of
Ward district visited Mr. and
Mc Morrow Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Beck man
were at Sikeston Saturday.
Mr. Lett moved into our com
munity last week.
The chill of Air. and Mrs. Henry
Spell Is sick.
Miss Mary FlnJey spent Sunday
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A room occupied by H colored
servant at Mrs. CrowdOl H resi
dence caught fire Saturday night
Sot much damage dome.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Moore of
Benton and Lotus Johnson spmt
Bunday on Big island.
Miss Tillie Graham of Blodgett j
visited Mrs. C. F. DeWint last
The pupils of the. larger room j
are preparing for an entertain- j
Rev. Bennett visited his wife. !
Friday, who is in a Cairo hospital
J. A. Morrow ami family visited
at Gibson last week.
Jesse Bookman vvas here from
St Louis Saturday.
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THERE IS PLENTY.
From the Belleville Alarm.
There is plenty of bread and
meat ; plenty of cotton and wool ;
plenty of coal and wood
There la plenty of apace, freah
air and sun-light
The earth the large, calm and
patient mother is Inexhaustibly
rich. She to a good mother and
gives her children whatever they
ask for with the hand of honest
There are unused bands, closed
mines, Idle machinery, locked-up
shops, wheels that do not turn,
dead fires and silent engines.
There are also Jobless men and
Idle women anxiously willing to
till the soli, to dig in mines, to
spin and weave, to run the en
gines, to create wealth good
things to eat, to wear, to enjoy.
And then there are men, women
and children who need food, clo
thing and shelter who would
buy if they had means who
would work if they had a chance.
And here are our own people
eager to consume what they
produce; hungry for the fruit
and grain they raise; naked for
the clothes they epln and weave ;
homeless surrounded by the hou
ses they build.
Let us turn over to the people
the means of production and dis
tribution and all will have enuff
of the necessaries and comforts
to sustain an ample and Joyous
TO ( BLODGETT READERS
Joe Mackley baa agreed to act
as agent for the Kicker at Blod
gett and receive subscriptions for
the Kicker. Parties wishing to re
new or subscribe can do so conven
iently through him.
It Looks Just as Good, and Means the Same, the Day
After Election as the Day Before-Read It.
The Socialist party of the Unit
ed States declares that the capi
talist system baa outgrown Its
historical function and haa be
come utterly Incapable of meeting
the problems confronting society.
We denounce thia outgrown sys
tem aa incompetent and corrupt,
and the source of unspeakable
misery and suffering to the whole
Under thla system the Industri
al equipment of the nation has
passed into the absolute control of
a plutocracy which exacts an an
nual tribute of millions of dollars
from the producers. Unafraid of
any organised resistance, It stret
ches out its greedy hands over the
still undeveloped resources of the
nation the land, the mines, the
forests and the water powers of
every state in the union.
In spite of the multiplication of
labor-saving machines and im
proved methods of industry which
cheapen the cost of production,
the share of the producers grows
ever less, and the price of all the
necessities of life steadily Increase
The boasted prosperity of this na
tion is for the owning class alone.
To the rest It means only greater
hardship and misery. The high
cost of living is felt in every home
Millions of wage-workers have
seen the purchasing power of
their wages decrease until life has
become a desperate battle for
Multitudes of unemployed walk
the streets of our cities or trudge j
from state to state awaiting the
will of the masters to move the
wheels of Industry.
The farmers in every state arc
plundered by the increasing pri
ces exacted for tools and machin
ery, and by extortionate rent,
freight rates and storage charges
Capitalist concentration is mer
cilessly crushing the class of small
business men and driving its mem
bers into the ranks of the proper
tyless wage-workers. The over
whelming majority of the people
of America are being forced under
a yoke of bondage by this soulless
It is this capitalist system that
Is responsible for the increasing
burden of armaments, the poverty
slums, child labor, most of the in
sanity, crime and prostitution,
and much of the disease that af
Under this system the working
class is exposed to poisonous con
ditions, to frightful and needless
perils In life and limb; is walled
around with court decisions, in
junctions and unjust laws, and is
preyed upon incessantly for the
benefit of the controlling oligar
chy of wealth. Under it also the
children of the working class are
doomed to ignorance, drudging
toil and darkened lives.
In the face of these evils, so . struggle for economic justice,
manifest that all thoughtful ob- In the defeat or victory of the
servers are appalled at them, the working class party in this new
legislative representatives of the struggle for freedom lies the de
Republican, Democratic and all re- i feat or triumph of the common
form parties remain the faithful
servants of the oppressors. Meas
ures designed to secure to the
wage earners of this nation as
humane and Just treatment as is
already enjoyed by the wage
earners of all other civilized na
tions have been smothered in com
mittee without debate, and laws
ostensibly designed to bring re
lief to the farmers and general
consumers are juggled and trans
formed into instruments for the
exaction of further tribute. The
growing unrest under oppression
has driven these two old parties
to the enactment of a variety of
regulative measure, none of
Whlob has limited in any appreci
able degree the power of plutoc
racy, and some of which have been
perverted into means for increas
ing their power. Anti-trust laws,
railroad restrictions and regula
tions, with the prosecutions, in
dictments and investigations bas
ed upon such legislation, have
proved to be utterly futile and
Nor has this plutocracy been se
riously restrained or even threat
ened by any Republican or Demo
cratic executive. It has continued
to grow in power and insolence a
like under the administrations of
Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt
In addition to this legislative
juggling and this executive con
nivance, the courts of America
have sanctioned and strengthened
the hold of this plutocracy as the
Dred Scott and other decisions
strengthened the slave power be
fore the civil war.
We declare, therefore, that the
longer sufferance of these condi
tions la Impossible, and we pur
pose to end them sill. We declare
these to be the product of the
present system in which Industry
is carried on for private greed,
instead of for the welfare of soci
ety. We declare, furthermore,
that for these evils there will be
and can be no remedy and no sub
stancial relief except thru Social
ism, under which Industry will be
carried on for the common good,
and every worker receive the full
social value of the wealth he cre
ates. Society Is divided into warring
groups and classes, based upon
material interests. Fundamental
ly, this struggle to a conflict be
tween the two mam classes, one
of which, the capitalist claas,owns
the means of production, and the
other, the working class, must use
these means of production on the
The Kicker Tells the Trut
And Proves it When Called Upon.
terms dictated by the ownera
The capltallat class, tho' few In
number, absolutely controls the
government legislative, execu
tive and Judicial. This class owns
the machinery of gathering and
disseminating news thru its or
ganised press. It subsidizes seats
of learning the schools and colle
gesand even religious and mor
al agencies. It haa ajso the added
prestige which established custom
gives to any order of society
right or wrong.
The working class, which in
cludes all those who are forced to
work for a living, whether by
hand or brain, In shop, mine or on
the soil, vastly outnumbers the
capitalist class. Lacking effective
organization and class solidarity,
this class Is unable to enforce its
will. Given such class solidarity
and effective organization, the
workers will have the power to
make all laws and control all in
dustry in their own Interest.
All political parties are the ex
pression of economic and class In
terests. All other parties than the
Socialist party represent one or
another group of the ruling capi
talist class. Their political con
flicts reflect merely superficial
rivalries between competing cap
italist groups. However they re
sult, these conflicts have no issue
of real value to the workers.
Whether the Democrats or Re
publicans win politically, It is the
capitalist class that is victorious
The Socialist party is the polit
ical expression of the economic in
terests of the workers. Its defeats
have been their defeats and its
victories their victories. It is a
party founded on the science and
laws of social development It
proposes that, since all social ne
cessities today are socially pro
duced, the means of their produc
tion and distribution shall be so
cially owned and democratically
In the face of the economic and
political aggressslons of the cap
italist class, the only reliance left
the workers is that of their econ
omic organizations and their poli
tical power. By the intelligent
and class-conscious use of these
they may resist successfully the
capitalist class, breaking the fet
ters of wage slavery, and fit tbem
selves for the future society,
which is to displace the capitalist
system. The Socialist party ap
preciates the full significance of
class organization and urges the
wage earners, the useful farmers
and all other useful workers ever
where to organize for economic
and political action, and we
pledge ourselves to support the
tollers of the fields as well as
those in the shops, factories and
mines of the nation in their
people or all economic groups, as
well as the failure or the triumph
of popular government. Thus the
Socialist party is the party of the
present day revolution, which
marks the transition from econo
mic individualism to Socialism,
from capitalist oligarchy to in
As measures calculated to
strengthen the working class in
its fight for the realization of Its
ultimate aim. the co-operative
commonwealth, and to increase
its power of resistance against
capitalist oppression, we advo
cate and pledge ourselves and our
elected officers to the following
1. The collective ownership and
democratic management of rail
roads, wire and wireless tele
graphs and telephones, express
service, steamboat lines and all
other social means of transporta
tion and communication and of all
2. ' The immediate acquirement
by the municipalities, the states
or the federal government of all
grain elevators, stock yards, stor
age warehouses and other distrib
uting agencies, in order to reduce
the present extortionate cost of
8. The extension of the public
domain to include mines, quarries,
oil wells, forests and water pow
4. The further conservation and
developement of natural resources
for the use and benefit or the peo
(a) By scientific rorestation and
b) By the reclamation of arid
and swamp tracts.
(c) By the storage of flood wa
ters .and the utilization of water
(d) By the stoppage of the pres
ent extravigant waste of the soil
and of the products of mines and
(e) By the developement of high
way and waterway systems.
5. The collective ownership of
land wherever practicable, and In
cases whee such ownership 's im
practicable the appropriation by
taxation of the annual rental val
ue of all lands held for speculation
6. The collective ownership and
democratic management of the
banking and currency system.
The Immediate government re
lief of the unemployed by the ex
tension of all useful publio works.
All persona employed on auch
worka to be engaged directly by
the government under a work-
day of not more the eight houre..
and at not less than the preTalM I
Ina union wages. The goern-f .
ment also to establish employ
ment bureaus; to lend money to
states and municipalities without
Interest for the purpose of carry
ing on publio worka, and to take
such other measures within its
power as will lessen the wide
spread misery of the workere
caused by the misrule of the capi
The conservation of human re
sources, particularly of the Uvea
nH we.n-helmr of the workers
and their famlliea. '
L By ehortenlng the workday
In keeping with the Increaee pro
ductiveness of machinery.
2. By securing to every worker
a rest period of not leas than a
day and a half in each week.
8. By securing a more effective
inspection of workshops, factories
4. By forbidding the employ
ment of children under 16 years
of age ,
5. By the co-operative organi
zations of Industries In federal
penitentiaries and workshops for
the benefit of convicts and their
6. By forbidding the Interstate
transportation of the products ol
child labor, of convict labor or the
awarding of contracts to co-operative
groups of workers.
7. By abolishing the profit sys
tem In government works and
substituting either the direct hire
of labor or the awarding of con
tracts to co-operative groups of
8. By establishing manimua
9. By abolishing official chari
ty and substituting a non-contributory
system of old-age pen
sions, a general system of insur
ance by the state of all its mem
bers against unemployment and
Invalidism and a system of com
pulsory insurance by employer
of their workers, without cost tc
the latter, against industrial die
eases, accidents and death.
1. The absolute freedom of pros
speech and assemblage.
2. The adoption of a graduated
Income tax. the Increase of the
rates of the present corporation
tax and the extention of inherit
ance taxes, graduated in propor
tion to the nearness of kin the
.proceeds of these taxes to be em
ployed in tne socialization or m
dustry. 3. The abolition of the monopoly
ownership of patents and the
substitution of collective owner
ship, with direct reward to inven
tors by premiums or royalties.
4. Unrestricted and equal suf
frage for men and women.
5. The adoption of the initiative
referendum and recall and of pro
portional representation, nation
ally as well as locally.
6. The abolition of the senate'
and veto power of the president.
7. The election of the president
and the vice-president by the di
rect vote of the people.
8. The abolition of the power
usurped by the Supreme Court of
the United States to pass upoc
the constitutionality of the lcgis-
i lation enacted by congress. Na-
tional laws to bo repealed only bj
act of congress or by a referend
um vote of the whole people.
. The abolition of the present,
restrictions upon the amendmen
of the constitution, so that thav
instrument may be made amenda
ble by a majority of the voters iL
a majority of the states.
10. The granting of the right ol
suffrage in the District of Colum
bia, with representation in cong
ress, and a democratic form o
municipal government for purely
11. The extension of democratic
government to all United States
12. The enactment of further
measures for general education,
and particularly for vocational
education in useful pursuits. The
bureau of education to be made a
18. The enactment of further
measures for the couaervation of
health. The creation of an inde
pendent bureau of health with
such restrictions as will secure
full liberty for all schools of prac
tice. 14. The separation of the pres
ent bureau of labor from the de
partment of commerce and labor,
and its elevation to the rank of a
15. Abolition of the federal dis
trict courts and the United States
circuit courts of appeals. State
courts to have Jurisdiction In all
cases arising between citizens
and foreign corporations. The
election of all Judges for short
16. The immediate curbing of
the power of the courts to issue
17. The free administration of
18. The calling of a convention
for the revision of the constitu
tion of the United States.
Such measures of relief as we
may be able to force from capital
ism are but a preparation of the
workers to seize the whole powers
of government In order that they
may thereby lay hold of the whole
system of socialised Industry and)
thus come to their rightful inheritance.