TO Tome PEOPLE.
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iaation. Above all, teach us how to ap
ply to our reasoning the boldness of true
scientific investigation and preaching;
by example show us how to sacrifice
life few the triumph of Truth.
You, doctor, whoni experience has
made understand Socialism, do not fail
to tell us to-day, to-morrow, every day
and on every occasion that the human
race will degenerate if it remains in the
present condition of existence and work
—that, your drugs are powerless against
diseases, while ninety-nine hundredths
of the race vegetate in conditions abso
lutely contrary to those indicated by
science; that these conditions are the
cause of diseases, and that these causes
must be eliminated. Come, then, with
your scalpel and dissect with a firm hand
this society on the way to decomposi
tion. Tell us what a rational existence
must be ; and, like a true doctor, tell us
that we must not hesitate to cut off a
gangrened member which can infect the
You, who have worked to apply science
to industry, come, then, and tell us
frankly what has been the result of your
labors. Show those who dare not boldly
commit themselves to the future, that
the knowledge already acquired is preg
nant with new invention ; make them
realise what Man will be able to pro
duce when he produces always to aug
ment his production. Bring to the peo
ple your intuition, your practical spirit
and your talents of organization, instead
of putting them at the service of ex
You, poets, painters, sculptors, musi
cians, if you underetand your true mis
sion, and the interests of art itself,
come, put your pen, your pencil, your
graver at the service ol the revolution.
Show us, with your life-like style, with
your thrilling pictures of the Titanic
struggles of peoples against their oppres
sors; inflame young hearts with the
revolutionary fervor which inspired our
ancestors; show the-wife how fine is the
career of her husband, who is giving'his
life for the cause of social emancipation;
show the people how ugly is the present
life, and make us lay hands on the very
root of this ugliness; show us what the
rational life of the race woujd have been
but for the silliness and ignorance of the
existing social order.
In short, all of you who have knowl
edge and talents, if you have heart, as
well, come and put them at the service
of those who have the most need of
them. Come, you and your companions,
and know that if you come it must not
be as masters, but as comrades; it must
not be to govern, but to be yourselves
inspired in the midst of a new world
which is marching to the conquest of the
future. Come, not so much to teach as
to conceive the inspiration of the
masses, to devine them and formulate
them, and then work without ceasing,
and with all the dash of youth to make
them be absorbed by the life of the peo
ple. Know that then, and then alone,
you will like a complete and rational
life. You will see all the efforts you
have made here bear fruit abundantly,
and the feeling of accord between your
conscience and your acts will excite
forces within you whose existence you
do not suspect.
The struggle for Truth, for Justice, for
Equality in the bosom of the People?
What you find in life finer than
that ? Pierre Krapotkine.
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all intents and purposes slaves ? They
were bound by the law on entering a
coal or salt mine to work there through
out their whole lives. They could not
leave their place of employment and, in
case of sale or alienation of the grounds
on which the works were situated, the
right to their services passed without
express grant to the purchaser. Fur
thermore, the sons of the collier and
salter could follow no occupation but that
of the father, and were not at liberty to
seek employment anywhere else than in
the mines to which they had been at
tached bv birth. ,
Don’t he know that 4 was only some
forty years ago that the Dorsetshire la
borers were transported for belonging to
a trades union ? And don’t he know
that, every combination of workman for
a purpose not protected by the Sffute
of 6, George IV., was illegal, and, accord
ing to some high authorities, criminal ?
Where, then, is the boasted equality of
English law, this "rights of humanity,
Out on such false and baseless state
ments. There are no rights for the En
glish people, except to toil from day to
day and doff their hats and bend their
knees to a 6et of robbers, commonly
known as the aristocracy.
“British Subjects” and pretended “Am
erican Citizens” may rant and rave in
the daily press of this city, and extol
the. British constitution, a document
they never saw, and they may talk of
the “long and illustrious line of ances
tors” of my lord, Duke So and So, but
real American citizens and the honest,
intelligent-British subject, who lives by
honest toil, know that such talk is all
bombast, and that the writers are direct
hirelings or recipienis of some benefici
ary they inherited, and- which was
originally stolen from the people by un
just and pernicious laws of the British
The English working classes have been
kept in ignorance, but are now seeing
the light, and the greater their education
the less their appreciation of the damn
able laws that have robbed, starved and
persecuted them. The day has almost
arrived when they will no longersioff
their hats nor bend their knees to those
whose ancestors have robbed them of
their inheritance. And when the honest
toiling millions of England and Ireland
join in one brotherhood, demanding
their rights, not as paupers seeking alms,
bat-.as suitors demanding justice, then
will broadcloth and royal beggars trem
ble in their ahoeu. God speed the day.
I have seen men in the city of London
hauled off to the Mansion house and
sentenced to three months imprison
ment, npon no other charge than that of
interfering with men on strike. These
men were not allowed time to get a law
yer to defend them, or to notify their
friends of their arrest, and in less than
twenty minutes they were tried and sen
tenced and sent to jail. There were no
charges of violence or molestation, and
the only thing these men did was to
reason with the men who went in on the
Btrike and pointed out to them the
wrong they were doing their fellow
This is only one of many similar
cases that I have seen in Great Britain,
where “such justice and equality” are the
leading features of the law. Oh, heavens t
it is sickening to listen to such trash.
In Illinois, under the La Salle Black
law, similar injustice might be done-
And this is what we get by incorporating
the English law into that of our states.
The English people are wiping out these
unjust laws that have existed for centu
ries and have failed to stand the test of
“justice and humanity,” and we are ad
vised to enact the Same laws for the gov
ernment of our states. What mighty
philosophers our lawyers are. Judge
Stone’s statement, based on the report of
the warden of the lowa state penitenti
ary, that there were 100 of the farming
classes inmates of that institution and
only one lawyer, might be worth noticing
if he had told us the percentage of law
yers of that state compared with that of
the farming classes of that state.
Respectfully yours, J. G.
[lt might also be well to call attention
to the fact that the crimes of lawyers
are exempted from punishment through
the fellow feeling which exists between
bench and bar. To get the correct pro
portions between criminal farmers and
criminal lawyers, it would appear more
of an accurate plan to count the crimes
and not the convicts.— Editor.]
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shall be of value to society, in return for
which he would be entitled to receive
from societiy the necessaries and com
forts of life, he loans his money or prop
erty to his neighbors, on condition of
their doing his share of work for him ;
or, in other words, cdhtrityiting to him
a portion of the product of their labor.
He need do no labor; he need not pro
duce a single thing of value to society;
he need not expend a cent of his money ;
and yet may receive food and clothing
and all the necessaries and luxuries of
And he may again loan a portion of
what he receives to other persons on the
same terms, and thus increase his reve
nues, so that the next year he will be
able to loan a still larger amount; and
his estate m ay thus compound itself, un
til within his own life it shall embrace
the homes of a thousand families, each
of whom pays tribute to him.
If a man shall acquire property worth
SIO,OOO, and shall rent it so as to receive
a net income of 8 per cent per annum,
payable semi-annually, and shall each
half year invest the income in property
which will yield him the same rate of
income, at the end of fifty years his
property will be worth $500,000, instead
of SIO,OOO which he originally had—all
without his doing a stroke of work!
And this does not take into consideration
any increase in the value of the prop
erty. The $490,000 has been earned by
his tenants and paid him as rent. In a
hundred years, the amount would be al
And in this manner have all great for
tunes been accumulated. They are never
earned. They could not be. No man
could eyer grow rich by the ordinary
product of labor. And there must be
some reason for the growth of large for
tunes which is not grounded in justice ;
for if they be not earned thev are not
justly held. They are, it is true, gener
ally begun in industry and frugality ; but
they grow from other causes. It is a
singular fact that not one dollar of the
present fortunes of Vanderbilt, of Gould,
or of the Astore, has been earned by the
possessors. The original, which was
earned, has been long since spent; and
those fabulous fortunes to-day are en
tirely composed of moneys received
either as rent, interest or dividends. By
this is meant that if there had been
neither of those means of supply, those
fortunes would not be in existence to
And it is the experience of Europe,
and America as well, that when great
fortunes are once accumulated, their net
incomes are so great that however profli
gate the owners may* be, the fortunes
themselves endure and continually en
And the fact that some people have
more than they need, or more than their
share, shows that others have less than
they need or less than their share. And
the possession of large means is a power
. jrhich is often used to deprive weaker
individuals of the fruits of their labor,
and even of their political rights. The
first means robbery ; thesecond, tyranny
and oppression. .
And from these two causes, as surely
as light flows from the sun, flow all the
social and political disturbances of our
tune. And the power of the rich and
the weakness of the poor, the robber and
the victim, the tyrant and the slave, are
solely’and directly the result of money
being allowed to earn money. The
power should not exist in one man to
’ oppress another, and it could not exist if
no man received anything but that which
he has earned by his labor.
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FAIR AND UNFAIR.
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Queen Bee, bet., Larimer and Lawrence.
Colorado Jobroal, (German),,Holladay.
Denver Law Journal, 374 Lawrence.
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King B> others, Larimer.
Whipple & Pierson, Fifteenth.
Collier & Cleaveland, Holladay.
George O. Bcott, Larimer.
C. J. Kelley. Holladay.
Fisher & Collins, Arapahoe.
B. F. Zalioger, Larimer.
Carter & App, Larimer.
Frederick & Son, 240 1-2 Fifteenth.
Frank J. Hard Sixteenth.
John Frederic, Fifteenth.
Dove & Temple, Cnrtis.
Colorado Courier, (German), Fifteenth.
Wood A Doyle, West Larimer.
Journal of Commerce, Arapahoe.
Hotel Reporter, Arapahoe.
Colorado Posten, (Scandinavian), Arapahoe
Skinner Bros A Wright, 16th and Lawrence.
J. Bino!air, Larimer.
Charles Howard, Lawrence.
A. Omauer & Co., Sixteenth.
J. O’Connor, 1 rapahoe.
A, M. Williams & Co., 248 Fifteenth.
Appel & Co., Larimer and 16th.
H. Bell. Curtis.
Julius Nathan, Sixteenth street,
Frank & Putnam, Curtis.
W. Burgmano, Fifteenth.
John Bray, Lawrenoe.
L. Harrison, Seventeenth.
Brunton & Co.
Smith & Brindle.
J. D. McGilvray & Co., ,
Thos. Hayes & Co.
All pay the scale and union meu are
employed. There are no “scab” shops in the
city. By order
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KNIGHT OF LABOR.
The Preambled Declaration of the
Principles of this Great
The alarming development and aggression
of aggregated wealth, which, unless checked,
will inevitably lead to the pauperization and
hopeless degradation of the toiling masses,
renders it imperative, if we desire to enjoy
the blessings of life, that a check should be
placed upon its power and upon unjust accu
mulation, and a system adapted which will
secure to the laborer the fruits of bis toil;
and as this much desired objeot can only be
accomplished by the thorough unification of
those who labor, and the united efforts of
those who earn their bread by the sweat of
their brow, we have formed the order of the
Knights of Labor, with a view of securing
the organization and direction, by co-opera
tive effort, of the power of the industrial
classes; and we submit to the world the
objects sought to be accomplished by our
organization, calling upon all;who believe in
securing “the gieatestgood to the greatest
number,” to aid and assist us.
1. To bring within the fold of organization
every department of productive industry,
making knowledge a stand point for action,,
and industrial, moral worth, not wealth, the
true standard of individual and national
2. To secure to the toilers a proper share
of the wealth -hat they create; more of the
leisure that rightfully belongs to them : more
oeiety advantages; more of the benefits,
privileges and emoluments of the world ; in
a word, all those rights and privileges neces
ary to make them capable of enjoying, ap
preciating, defending and perpetuating the
blessings of good government.
3. To arrive at the irue condition of the
producing masses in their educational, moral
arid financial condition, by demanding from
the various governments the establishment
of bureaus of labor statistics.
4. The establishment of co-opeiative in
stitutions. productive and distributive.
5. The reserving of the public lands—the
heritage of the people—for the actual settler.
Not another acre tor railroads or corporations.
6. The abrogation of all laws that do not bear
equally upon capital and labor; the removal
of unjust technicalities, delays and discrimi
nations in the administration of jnstioe ; and
the adopting of measures providing for the
health and safety ol those engaged in mining,
manufacturing and building pursuits.
7. The enactment of laws to compel
chartered corpor tions to pay their employes
weekly, in full, for labor performed the
preceding week, in the lawful money ot the
8. The eoactmentof laws giving mechanics
and laborers the first lien on their work for
their full wages. , -
9. The abolishment of the contract system
on national, state and municipal work.
10. The substitution of arbitration for
strikes, whenever and wherever employers
and employe are willing to meet on eqnitable
11. The prohibition of the employment ot
children in workshops, mines and factories,
before attaining their fourteenth year.
12. To abolish the system of letting out by
contract the labor of convicts in our prisons
and reformatory institutions.
13. To secure for both sexes equal pay
for equal work.
14. The reduc.ion of the hours of labor to
eight per day, bo that the laborers may have
more time for social enjoyment and iutel
lectnal improvement, and be enabled to reap
the advantages conferred by the labor-saving
machinery which their brains have created.
15. To prevail upon governments to estab
lish a purely national circulating medium,
issued directly to the people, without the
intervention of any system of banking eor
porations, which money shall be a legal
tender in payment of all debts, public and
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