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offlclal Or|w of tile Rocky Xontala
Social League.
Weekly Text So. 12, Sunday , lorember 7.
What the Bible say* to the Legislator, the
Judge, the Priest, the Landlord, the Capi
talist, the Rich Man and the Trader; To
the Flve-per-cent Philanthropists, the
protlt-mongerlng Chapel Builders and those
who think the scraps and refuse from the
tables of the rich good enough for the poor.
“For the priest’s lips should keep
knowledge, and they should seek the
law at his month ; for he is the messen
ger of the Lord of hosts. But ye are de
parted out of the way ; ye have caused
many to stumble at the law; ye have
corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith
the Lord of hosts.” —Malachi ii. 7-8.
“Defend the poor and fatherless ; do
justice to the afflicted and needy. De
liver the poor and the needy : rid them
out of the hand of '.he wicked.” —Psalm
lixxii. 3 4.
Labor Notes.
At a large demonstration of miners
held in Bnrgh hall, Airdrie, on Thurs
day last, speeches of a decidedly Social
istic character were delivered by several
of the delegates, and received with
marked approval. Comrade P. Valera,
of Milan, who was present bv invitation,
delivered a short Socialist address, his
sentiments being exceedingly well re
ceived. Afterwards a resolution—
moved and seconded by miners’ dele
gates—sending greeting to the miners of
Italy, and expressing the hope that the
miners of all countries would soon unite
and take joint action against the oppres
sion of landlords and capitalists, was
carried with great enthusiasm, and
handed to Comrade Valera to convev to
the miners of Italy.—J. G. in Common
In Central Park, New York, an un
known man committed suicide in the
lake. When taken from the water a
string was found tied tightly about his
bodv, which had cut into the flesh, evi
dently placed there to stav the pangs of
hunger. In New York suicide is a
crime, and yet that was the only wav of
relief from intolerable hunger and des
About 350 delegates from all the states
and Canada were present in the Metro
politan opera house last Wednesday
afternoon at the opening of the twenty
third convention of the international
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Chief Engineer Arthur, Millionaire De
pew, Governor Abbett, R a v. D. Talmage,
and other notable persons were among
the speakers. Mr. Arthuur dwelt upon
the harmony between capita! and labor
in his usual vein, and also repeated his
familiar argument against the Brother
hood co-operating for any purpose with
the unions of other industries, Mr. Jav
Gould and other leading capitalists pay
the heavy expenses of the convention.
It was announced that there was a great
deal of business to be done at the ses
sion.— Swinton.
Labor agitators are cranks, and a close
student of the evils of a system which
brings despair and death iu the wake of
monopoly is a dangerous fellow, to be
classed with Anarchists. And vet we
have lived to see many of these cranky
notions enacted into law, and hope to
see many more take the same course. —
The result of the Chicago packers’
strike has placed-the business men of
ibis country under further and lasting
obligations to Mr. Pinkerton.—Chicago
Between Communlim and Soclall.nl.
Mavor IJarrison of Chicago, in an in
terview withfa newspaper reporter, made
the foliowing.sratements concerning the
difference between the Anarchist, So
cialist, and Communist:
"there is a wide distinction to be
made between the Socialists of Chicago,
the Communists and Anarchists. When
1 c?me into office.” he continued, "some
eight years ago, there were two aider
men who had been elected on what was
Known as the Socialistic ticket. Later
others were added, and at one ti tie
there were Sve members of the board
who were chosen by tne electors of Chi
cago as their representatives in the city
council, with the distinct understanding
of their political convictions."
"Did they make good public officers ?"
"Admirable! Capital! Some of the
beet conceived, the most beneficial
measures passed bv the coalman council
originated with these Socialists.”
"Such as ”
“Well, they suggested this system of
factory inspection which brought about
the correction of ovanv frightful abuses,
sal resulted in benefits untold to em
ployes It was entirely due to them
that measures were passed com polling
the owners of great stores in which
women are employed to provide seats
so that they need not stand all day.
Dbev also suggested, and carried through
l : '):ght sav, an ordinance in regard to
tenement house inspection and tene
ment house regulations, which was of
widespread benefit. And, as I had oc
casion to sav in a public speech not long
s 'Dce, not one word was ever breathed
Kgamst their integrity, their honesty or
ibeir sense of obligation to their constit
tcuts and the city at large. Socialists
ar « dissatisfied with the existing state
things. They hope and look for a
change. They do not in our
preset laws, nor do they think that so
long as the present class of men is
elected to legislatures the laws will be
aQ y better. They recognize, as who
d »e« not, that the la v-makiug powers
*re absolutely in the hands and under
the control of the monopolists, the- cor
porations, the men of wealth. Now we
recognise that as well as thev. So far
as that is concerned they are simply
the exponent of a -tremendous column
of workingmen in this country, and not
only of workingmen, but of many ef our
most intelligent thinkers and writers.
‘‘Communists go one step further.
They believe in having all property in
common. Now, I don’t say that a Com
munist is not a Socialist, but I do say
that a Socialist is no more a Communist
than a free-thinker is of necessity a So
cialist, a Communist or an Anarchist
“Then there are the Anarchists. They
believe in having no law whatever, iu
having no holding of property. Thev
would not take the coat off my back be
cause that coat is in my possession ; it is
mv personal property; but they do not
believe that I have any right to a horse
that is in a stable around the corner, un
less he is iu my actual physical posses
sion. The ownership of property being
taken awav, there is no possibility of
theft. These poor, misguided persons
don’t know that this sort of argument,
this kind of unsettlement of affairs, uas
been known and going on since civiliza
sion began and, for all I know, since the
human race was started. Rome, Greece,
France and Germany have each had
their trial of it, and now having once* a
glimmer of an idea born in their untu
tored minds, they seize it with great
avidity and pride themselves upon hav
ing found something n ew.
“Now, I would be untrue to fact, I
would be false to my observation, if I
were to say that the Socialists of Chicago,
as represented bv these former associ
ates of mine, were bad men, were bad
citizens, just as false as I shouli be if I
were to assume that they sympathized
in any sense whatever with the fulmina
tions or the operations of the Anarch
ists. Ido not believe they sympathize
with these bomb throwers or extremists
of anv mature, any more than any self
respecting, community-serving men do.”
Five rears ago we predicted that Mr.
Pinkerton’s men would be the future
preservers of law and order, and the
packers’ strikfe, recently settled bvthem,
is proof of the wisdom of our prediction.
—Methodist Herald.
An Aggreuive Crusade to Popularixe
London, Oct. 29. —The London Social
ists are about to start a Socialist crusade
for the double purpose of keeping the
misery of the poor well in evidence, and
and of stipulating their propaganda.
The funeral procession which is to fol
low the lord mayor’s circus show is only
the first of a constant series of aggressive
demonstrations which are intended to
outwit the authorities and popularize
Socialism. St. Paul's cathedral is to be
visited some Sunday by perhaps 20,000
or 30,000 of the followers of the body.
The outsides of clubs and mansions, in
cluding the royal palace, are to Oe made
the scenes of simila- demonstrations.
Tne exhibition, British -museum, and
other public places are, if possible, to be
the scenes of these, gloomy fetes, but the
grand effort is to be made on the occa
sion of the queen’s jubilee. The arange
ments for the lord mayor’s day will be
as follows : Arches and banners will be
hung in mournful black, and cynical,
picture mottoes beneath pictorial turtles
will greet “Welcome to the King of Glut
tons bv the Starving People,” and the
like. Flags, black and red, suitably em
blazoned and mottoed, will be profusely
dotted through the ranks of the pro
cession, the leaders of which will be
mounted on crape-draped horses. If
possible the Socialist procession is to
follow immediately on that of the lord
tmyor ; but if it is seen that life would
be imperiled among the veiling crowd
which usually bring up the rear of the
show a wait of a few minutes will be
sounded. Band will play the “Dead
March in Saul,” and similar striaus. On
arriving at the law eours the procession
will be led to the embankment, and a
congeries of short meetings held by wav
of dismissal.
Slavery Still.
At the Universalisi’s general co i ven
tion, held recently, at Akron, Ohio, the
following resolution, introduced by Rev.
E. M Edwards, of lowa, was unani
mously adopted :
Resolved, That while we rejoice that
chattel slavery has been abrogated as it
existed in a portion of our country when
this convention assembled here in 1843
and uttered its protest against it, we are
compelled to recognize tbe fact that hu
man nature remains essentially the
same; that the greed and i-ride and am
bition which made such slavery possible
are ever at work anu active in devising
other forms of servitude which tend to
reduce great masses of the people to the
condition of “hewers of wood and draw
ers of water” for others, and we lament
the obvious fact that some of the laws,
institutions and customs, and some of
the organizations and ecouotr ic forces
now at work jn the community are di
rectly or indirectly producing results
and conditions between man and man,
contrary to the plainest principles of
natural justice and Christian love, and
especially subversive of that golden rule
which teaches us to do unto others as
we would that others should do unto ns.
Their Condition U a* Horrible as That
of their Brethren in
The following from a Pennsylvania
paper, might be referred to those who
ask the question r Why does Anarchy
and Socialism find converts in Amer
ica T
“A McKeesport gentleman yesterday
visited Scott Haven on business and was
horrified at the state of affairs he found
at that place. The immense mines of
W. L. Scott A Co. are located at that
place, an f when running in fall about
2;600 men are employed, but the miners
have come out so often to right griev
ances and fought Scott and his hirelings
so long that they have been reduced to
the most abject misery and want.
“Hundreds of them have moved or been
dsrven away,” said the gentleman to a
News man, “and found other places to
work, and their places filled by the low
est kind of cheap labor, principally
Hungarians. The miners now living,
there are almost starving, and you can
not cali it living at all.
“I saw a practical illustration of the
store-order system while in a store there
yesterday afternoop, and I tell you it is
pretty hard system. A little child came
in and got a quarter’s worth of some
kind of groceries, handed out a dirty
book which contained little slips, each
one worth a penny,and it took all in
the book to pay for the purchase. You
see, when the miner is paid off he is
asked how much of his pav he wants in
store orders, and while there is nothing
compulsory about the orders, yet a
miner who does not take them is soon
discharged, md the company generally
manages to get back the greater part of
the pay at the company store.
Half of the houses in the place are
empty, and “destitution” is written on
every door. The miners seem dejected
and are leaving the place as rapidly as
possible. It would learn some people a
lesson in how miners snffer to see Scott
The Blander of the Rich.
For better or for worse, the feeling has
undoubtedly been growing of late that
we are plunging into a political struggle
between the rich and the poor, the aris
tocrats and the plebians. Such a state of
things mav be deprecated, but we do not
see how it can be avoided. The issue has
been forced bv the aristocracy and their
retainers. Thev are forming a class as
distinct from the plebians as can be
found anywhere else in the world.
They hold in their hand ail the sources
of power, excepting universal suffrage,
which is greater than all the others put
together. Thev have seized the politi
cal machinery, the public offices, and
the administration of the government,
all of which they work in their own in
terest, to their own advantage. They
take no heed of the condition of the
sunken or sinking masses, and refuse to
listen to their humble petitions for even
a few palliatives. Like ail other aristoc
racies, past and present, they have en
trenched themselves behind privileges
and prerogatives, looking for protecJoou
to the government, which is their tool.
Under the great monop >1 v rings they
centered in New Yo k.Cnicago and San
Francisco, they defy the millions whom
they rob.
It is a most regretful state of things for
our republic; and if it were of any use,
we would appeal to the rich to take
steps toward a change. But they are
deaf as was Pharaoh to the cries of Is
The masses, we sap, have begun to feel
that thev must talce a stand against
their unyielding masters; and their
preparations for it are carrying dismay
among the wealthy classes. We see it
in the uproar raised by Hewitt and the
monopoly gangs of both parties, at the
very fir t blast of independence from the
plebian ranks.
The wealthy class, at least i.. this
country, has blundered in arraying itself
against the poorer cia'aes. Tne mere
fact of the prodigious numerical prepon
derance of the latter ought to have
warned them against such folly. But
there are more than mere majorities to
be taken into acconnt. There is a new
spirit abroad. The populace have a
sense of wrong Within a few years, by
means unknown to the wealthy classes,
they have been acquiring such a know
ledge of their rights and their power as
has never before existed at the basis of
any social structure. It may be de
pended upon that they will put that
knowledge, to service. We are just now
seeing the first signs of it in a hundred
We suggest to all sides to act with dis
cretion. No one need to have any
doubt of the result when class is arrayed
against class, in a struggle for supremacy
between the monopolists and the pleb
Long live the UDterrified democracy !
—John SwiiMon.
Six Pinkerton thugs are under arrest
in Chicago for murder. Not content
with murdering when .old to do so,
they let their malignant disposition
carry them too far, and hence incurred
the inconvenience of temporary impris
onment. Although they were hired
assassins, employed by monopoly to in
cite riot and cause bloodshed, yet they
spent a week under arms at the Chicago
stockyards withoat an opportunity to
kill a single striker. This so enraged
them that on being relieved fr >m duty,
and while on the train going b ick into
the city, they fired into a crowd of boys
who were jeering at them, and with
d3adly effect. At present public indig
nation runs high, and the hired assas
sins are freely denounced. This attack
was no more cowarjlv and uncalled
for than the attack of Bonftdd ani his
thugs on the workingmen assembled at
tbe havmarket. In this last case she
crowd did not return tbe fire of the as
sassins, but fled in terror. In the other
case some one resisted the attack of the
thugs, and resisted with the most effi
cient weapon he could procure. Which
crowd, reader, acted most like free men
and American citizens? And_ which
action most deserves vour sympathy ?
Dallas Liberator.
The Hope of Labor.
The whole structure ol American in
stitutions is based upon the unity of the
human family and tne equality of tin
man rights. No. partial recognition of
these essential principles can claim to
represent free government or afford se
carity against tyranny and usurpation,
and no true American can consistently*
Is causing quite a boom in the Clothing and Furnish
ing Goods trade. Everybody is quoting bargains
in some special line for the purpose of
doing business. We offer bar
gains in all lines. Our goods
are ALL bought very
cheap and
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way. Our in
ducements are low
prices in every depart
ment, courteous treatment to all,
and full value for your money. Goods
marked in plain figures. No deviation. Look us ~
over before you buy. A We feel sure we can please
you in price, style, quality, fit, make and durability.
Mammoth One-Price Clothing House,
Corner Fifteenth and Larimer Streets, Denver, Colo.
support any political organization which
assumes a doubtful or evasive attitude
upon these first and fundamental prin
ciples of popular government.
Standing firmly upon this solid ground
of liberty and justice the true and patri
otic American opposes every conspiracy
against the principles of universal suf
frage aud the protection of all the peo
ple in their social and political rights.
In this spirit do the intelligent and
thinking war men of America make
common cause without regard to color
or condition for the protection of their
common rights against the aggressions
of corporate and political oppression,
and in this spirit does the true Ameri
can statesman demand in the name of
justice the recognition of the rightful
claims of united labor. American insti
tutions permit no feudal socage or dis
tinctions of sup ;riority except those of
superior intellect and virtue. The in
dustrial and political independence of
the wage worker who is invested with
tne insignia of Amenc in citizenshi p is a
constitutional right u on which Ameri
can workingmen .mist insist if they
would perpetuate American freedom or
transmit its blessiugs to their children.
—lrish World.
To all who are suffering from the errors and
Indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness, early
decay, loss of manhood, kc., I will send a recipe
that will cur© you,FREE OF CHARGE. This great
remedy was discovered by a missionary in South
America. Send a self-addressed envelope to the
Rsrv. Joseph T. INMAN, Station D, Nero York City.
An old physician, retired from practice,
having had placed In his hands by an East
India missionary the formula of a simple
vegetable remedy for the speedy and perma
nent cure of Consumption, Bronchitis, Ca
tarrh, Asthma and all throat and Lung Affec
tions, also a positive and radical cure for
Nervous Debility and all Nervous Complaints,
after having tested its wonderful curative
Sowers In thousands of. cases, has. felt it his
uty to make it known to his suffering fel
lows. Actuated by this motive and a desire
to relieve human suffering, I will send free
of charge, to all who desire It, this recipe, In
German, French or English, with full direc
tions for preparing and using. Sent by mall
by addressl ng with stamp, naming this paper,
w. A. Noyks, 149 Power's Bldck, Rochester
New York.
an extraordinary offer.
To All Wanting Employment.
We want Live, Energetic and Capable Agents
every county in the United States and Cana
da, to sell a patent article of great merit, on
ITS MERITS. An article having a large sale, pay
ing over too per cent profit, having no compe
tition, and on which the agent is protected in
the exclusive sale by a deed given for each and
every county he may secure from us. With all
these advantages to our agents and the fact that
it is an article that can he sold to every house
owner, it might not be necessary to make an
“EXTRAORDINARY offer” to secure good agents
at once, hut we have concluded to make it to
show, not only our confidence in the ments of
our invention, but in its salability by any agent
that will handle it with energy. Our agents
now at work are making from $l5O to $6OO a
month clear and this fact makes it safe for us to
make our offer to all who are out of employ,
ment Any agent that will give our business a
thirty days* trial and fail to clear at least sicc
in this time, above all expenses, can return
J1 roods unsold to us and we will refund the
money paid for them. Any agent or general
agent who would like ten or more counties and
work them through sub-agents for ninety days
and fail to clear at least $750 above ALL EX
PENSES, can return all unsold and get their
money back. No other employer of agents ever
dared to make such offers, nor would we if we
did not know that we have agents now making
more than doable the amount we guaranteed;
»td but two sales a day would give a profit of
»ver $125 a month, and that one of our agents
look eighteen orders in one day.
scriptive circulars explain our offer fully, and
these we wish to send to everyone out of em
ployment who will send us three one cent
stamps for postage. Send at once and * ecur *
the agency in time forthe boom, and go to work
on thi terms named in our extraordinary offer.
We would like to have the address of all the
agents, sewing machine solicitoxe and carpen
ters in the country, and ask any reader of this
paper who reads this offer, to send us at once
the name and address of all such they know.
Address at once, or you will lose the best chance
ever offered to those out of employment to max*
$1.50 per dozen.
Baby pictures taken by the new INSTAN
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tures given the day after setting.
FOREMAN, 377 Larimer Street
Bet. 14tb 4fc Utb. All wark guaranteed.
The Best Utterance on the Labor Ques
“Solutions Soclalea,” translated by Marie
"Social Solutions,” a semi-monthly
pamphlet, containing each a twelfth
part of an ad nirabie English tr nslation
of M. Godin’s statement of the course of
study which led him to conceive the So
rial Palace at Guise, France. There is
no question that this publication makes
an era in the growth of the labor ques
tion. It should serve as the manual for
organized labor in its present contest,
since its teachings will as surelv lead to
tbe destruction of the wages system as
the abolition movement lead to that of
chattel slavery. Each number contains
articles of importance, besides the por
tions of the translation. Many of these
are tra islated from M. Godin’s contri
butions to tbe Soci .listic propaganda in
Publisher as regular issues of the J.
W. Lovell Library, by the J. W. Lovell
Co., 14 A 16 Ve>ey street. New York. N.
Y., at 10 cents Der number; the sub
scription of i>l secures the delivery of
the complete series.
Contents of No. 4
The Co-Operative Traveller Abroad.
The Festival of Labor—With an address by
M. Godin.
The Ethical Movement—lts Recent Festival.
Puget Sound Credit Foncier.
Contemporary Comment.
Across the Continent for SI, and
Social Solutions. By M. Godin. Translated
by Marie Howland.
Contents of No. 5.
The Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of
Statistics and Industries of New Jersey, for
the Year Ending October 30,1885.
Tbe Recent Session at Cleveland of the
Knights of Labor.
Tbe Co-Operative Traveller Abroad-The
Stores at Guise.
Extracts From a Most Suggestive Sermon.
By Heber Newton.
Tbe Intervention of the State. From the
Devoir. By M. Godin.
Pacific Colony Site—How tis Laid Out. Bv
A. K. Owen.
Tbe Railroads and Socialism. By Edward
Circular Letter of the Sociologic Society, and
Social Solutions. By M. Godin. Translated
by Marie Howland.
Contents of No. 6.
Foolish Resistance.
The People’s Co-Operative Supply Associa
The New Civilization. By Mrs. Imogene C.
Important to Farmers and Laborers.
The Co-Operative Traveller Abroad.
Across the Continent lor SI, and
Social Solutions. By M. Godin. Translated
by Marie Howland.
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The “Happy Thought” is the
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In forty different styles and sizes.
Ask your stove dealer for the
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Barber Shop
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This Shop Closes On Sunday.
Shrewd buyers always claim, and rightly
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goods. Goods cheap in price are infeWor in
quality, style and make, while medium and
best grades are the opposite, and will last
twice to four times as long. This is espe
cially the case in clothing. We do not care
to sell men’s suits for 86. boys’ for 82, hats
for 50c and shoes for 81, for such garments
never give satisfaction, and it injures toe
merchant who does it. Following we quote
prices on such male attire as will give per
fect satisfaction or we will refund the pur
chase price, if goods are returned uninjured.
Men's Eusiness Sultr.SlO.OO, 15.00, 20.00 to 40.00
Men’s Overcoats 7.50,10.00,15.00t0 65,00
Boys' Suits, long pants 7.00, 9.00, 22.00 to 30.00
“ “ short pants 3.50,. 5.00, 6.00 to 25.00
Men’s Derby Hats, fall
shapes 2.60, 250, 3.00 to 4.00
Men’s Soft Hats 1.00, IJ>O, 2.00 to 600
Boys' Hats 75, LOO, 2.00 to 4.00
Mens Dress Shoes 3.00, 8.50, 4.00 to 8.90
Boys' School Shoes 1.50, 2.U0, 2.50 to 4.50
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Situations obtained for qirls
and women without charge.
All kinds of female help fur
nished on application.

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