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- - if j a i VOLSYHO I. I, zw11. N SOMETHING. Il IN WASHEITM krper Sits the FossIIs---kIinppb to Is tisisflguu C~R~n/ * (By National Soesallst Prem) Wahtatea, D. C. May 14-Desist. Cag that the kidnapplng of the MoNa Strs breother Is a conspiraey of the Naotisal Breetore' Associateos agaaint the rdetursal Iroeworkers' Unle. V. Brmw. the Socialit Reprematative, atneeduoed a resolution Ip the HOuse prevldti for a Congreslosal lavesti gwtie of the Iadisaapoie outrage. roel r eased his resluaton on the feurteeth amendmet to the e etltutie, nuch to the eurprise of the eapltalist poeltlelas who have ahwary need that amendment to erash labor. The reeulautle reade: "Whers, the feartesth ameand moat to the oamttutiea ordaim that no tate shall deprive say person of lfe. Ilberty or property without due presses of law, or deay say perso within its Jatsdietls he equal prote-t* loea . the ews easd Whereas It is reported In the pubUe prem that oes John J. McNamara. heretofore retlllng I the city if e Ind., ha been deprwIve of lhbety, and put an jeepar.y eof his Mlf wiheut due prese of law; there twore be It "Resolved by the HoRse of Repre eetatives (the Seaate eoncurrln. That a committee of each House be appointed to investigate the arrest iad extradictlon of the said Mc* maa, and to report its tfldlag. to the two houses at the earliest practicable meneat." The resolution was refer red to the committee on rules: This committee is one of the most couser vative In the House and unless the workers of the country create sutfl. cleat agitation in favor of this Investil gation the committee will pigeonhole the resolution. It is therefore urged that every reader of the Boclalist and labor press will immediately write to the Con. gresmman of his or her district and ask him to support the Berger reolution. It is also advisable to write an extra letter to Representative Henry, of Tezase chairman of the Committee on Rules. This'action must not be delayed. Because the United States Senate Hearst, Burns and Otis Combine.Against Labor (From the People's Paper, LIs Angeles, Cal.) The mask has been ruthlessly torn from William Randolph Hearst and his pretentlons to being a friend to labor in Chicago. Los Angeles workers repudiated the local Hearst sheet long ago, but in the East this Janus faced hypocrite has suceeded in keeping a semblance of a following In the ranks of the workers. The People's Paper m~t week showed how Hearst's local business agent and the Times crowd were working hand in glove with the plan to slip the Associated Press franchise held by the Herald-Otis' morning Delmocratcl annex-over to the Ex aminer. This deal has not been con sumnmated, but it is still "on the hooks." Within a few weeks, it the plans do not miscarry, the Examiner will take over the franchise and the Her ald wil cease to exist as a morning sheet. As an evening paper the Times-Mirrow Company will have in the field a competitor with which the Chandler-Otls-ObJpon-Hearst crowd hope to sting the Evening Express. T. T. Marl, proprietor and publisher hs hbe.me "ua elsrma . l g IN. lees bel" anS a "Ie m i -esi of the pmplt a -e. hts dme a reseluese gWpeas * ¶The -ropes w rsbisse ae .s vides that an hme pIend iW Reese shall be sepeme. ead theWea dr sh oal hwne ma pmr bN Ose power to Iava. mot l them. Al a hee es the . ems pepaler reprmeslatave heb . B-user heM me. vi.ed the rfeaemm the trienema "Whereas t the usedmqr t virtually all 0 Ilae mallem duges the test omnturl has be"e a eWsm I wesrhensl or the powe or *al n ems leseaLve bransbe ae as .Wni San the lM.gls ao im sme pinwe th admai oe the popured prSe at ple.yet in the Olohed anmes ohf mat l se bodesy has prentd t orsi * Isatirein aineal sb the pshb welter. Wd velopent o* b Am e n neetutoas aod the esaetment oas Ieein sesord "th te these vhn a es o. the pr- the ipwer of the popular represeUnited nt ative body have prevented a normal development of Americand istitutions and the enactment of laws in accord with the changing needs of the peo ple-a fact evidenced ine the etreme bachwardney mny of the United stateo with regard to every form of protec tive social legislation and Institutions of social service;and "Whereas the Sdeate in particular has tecome an obstructndion ad useleon body, a menae to the liunbertibe of the people, ublicd an obtacle to soheal grow th; a body many of the members of which are the rpresentative oneither of a State nor of its people, but solely of certain predatory combinauld htioner and a body which, by reason of the corruption often attending the election of its members, has furnished the gravest public scandals in the history of the nation; and Whereas the instinctive conserva tism of the people, as repeatedly proved In all nations, would here ,f the Express, has played into the hands of the Merchants and Manu facturieg Association and danced to the pipe of Zeehandelsar because he loved his advertaising lcome more than he hated Otis. All of this bunch of high-minded gentlemen are ca gaged in pulling the wool over the eyes of Los Angeles people while they frame up their plans for fur ther exploitation In Iands which they hope to unload on the unwary when the Owens River aqueduct comes in to enrich their holdings Int he San rnando Valley. Not only is Hearst mixed in the local plots of these gentle patriots but he has been busly engaged In the plans of Burns who has won interga. tional "renown" and been arrested on a felony charge of kidnapping. The marvel is that Hearst's men escaped arrest Sad Indictment when the plot was unfolded In Indianapolis. The exposure of the Hearst plot. ters and the way in which Burns took them into his confidence Is be'I told by a writer In the Chicago Da v Socialist. The People's Paper gives it to its readers inentirety. (Continued on page two.) ILK Sri(II· UtWe -wttM wtQ 3SW be1 Wu NOW I * Or s MdYs) 3Uw s te6 urn U *II o ipm Had (.11Mm l.1 auf gwwr3n), rSe be.,AM) ltb~m 1.g Zabwi 4I twrrl he em ~ -ON" IR arll NOW" ss Lm 1M --r. u JrlS r "ARVI Mvus.13 Imea . AM ,wNaN~v. afl be 4M-ea b e mesa b lrollaa te -. be Ike muope" lo. "we "bow S Iwbh I O.t I. Am /Abt.m C-- sa.L .tphieo Will > a. r - --mum .Mr Ire allpee a"oilm. hm rb lw am 4weur7 mr wuem rY wo -- - -now" aMMM"i afft~ "m owob g. rsE b 1W, PSrouam sit so All I " I t gioweemis salMie mouLtuso~ 'w calo. Th wmarn 5*~t inub "p.t /. j '.5. AIte wouldie Congre pCow iercll conaltuional1 I convetion.The med ment ra~llm dw Artlcle l tVi.Te Congree ha OOVERNMENT BY 6OMMI10ION By J. J. Jacobson, Mes Moines, Iowa. ORIGIN. Government by Commission in the United States is the result of a great national disaster. It was introduced In the ciy of Galveston immediately following the great tidal wave that swept that city, destroying its proper ty and drowning its people. Catas. trophes of such magnitude usually have a Justified a declaration of mar tial law. Through the Instrumentality of an Iowa capitalist. Interested in one of the public service corporations In the southern ely. this form of govern ment for cities has been extended to Iowa and other states. CENTRAIZESED POWER. The distinuished feature of govern ment by commission, the combination of legislative, executive and judicial functions in a small body of men (from three to seven) is embodiment of all that our discretited ex-Prest dent is pleased to call 'centralised government. A majority of the commission either thrn ugh themselves or their appointees such as attorney, police Judge. assess or, auditor and traeeurer, have the absolute power to enact, interpret and enforce the laws and ordinances of the city. They alone determine the suf ficiency or insufficiency of petitions for a referendum vote or for their own recall. They appoint the civil service com missioners and prescribe the rules and regulations of procedure. They appoint all the judges and clerks of election and thus control the entire election machinery of the city. Legal opinions are handed down to suit the purposes and desires of the b eet... ` !lSoritt vote of it bhs. a conventlon for purpein or amending Ia gsu 5posed amend - " Berger aid: "Our a was tram. Mat a ation wasr atd had about At that - In the main marm, with a Is New Terk. ad stteeOa no manufa-t railroads, ma me. A oer meaat a Ot1. dous sees taken plag. ve been uj , t-ons have hfr o et not uthe tm as allB we war. 4;a ws s lees re -1 on that 'l"ee " committee that he wants their "valuable" opinion on that resolution, so that the matter can be threshed out .n the floor of the House. But that's going into the future of things. commlssioners rather than the inter est of the community. The executive clerks or employes have no desire to jeopardize their jobs by arresting vicious and dishonest legislation. To illustrate: Bome years ago, un der the old form of government, with its division of powers, the Des Moines city council adopted an ordinance to "Loan" the water company a special water works fund of $50,000 for the purpose of extending the water mains to a government army post. The auditor and treasurer, being elected by and directly responsible to the people, declined to execute the man dates of the council. The water com pany laid the mains, as they were un der contract with the national govern mea t to do. The city kept the money. Again: Under the commission t.rm of government one of the city attorneys had the audacity to recom mead that the city collect $100.000 Which the street railway company un. der their present franchise owes the city of Des Moines. lls services were dispensed with. Under a new franch ies recently drawn up he commission ere magnanimously agrees to cancel the obligation. Commenting on this proposed franehlse. Colllers' Weekly. issue of -ebruary 24, 1910, has this toMay: "The forty-two year franchise asked for by the street railway company of asan City. No., offered more favor able terms to the public than that now pending In Des Mones,. and yet. after a stirring campaign, Kansas ('it defeated the franchise as a rotten bargain." Both national and state govern (Contnued on page four.' CAPITALISTS HAVE CONSPIRED BEFORE Orpuized Labor Has Become Wise to Their Wily Tricks Ere This, (Ilmned by the Los Angeles Strike Committee.) Mies the arrest of the McNamara .thes and McMaaigal for the alleged Miwlag up of the Times Building last Oetkebr. the union men of this city re anfidee t that this is saother Meyer, Haywood and Pettibone case. When ererthtng was laid bare before a jyep of men of the mate of Idaho, wMhbh wes not suposed to be favorable s aemoalsd labor. notwithstanding at that, they were aecquited. And we mie abolutely convinced that before ith ateU t case is over with it will be tly prvea that this is another con Im the A. R. U. strike the railroad /anise had care burned In Chicago mad ether places. In Colorado the Inde~endence de get wa biwn up, and when blood. hgeadu ware put on the trail of the Sommals they ran directly to the ihaee st the mine officials. The vatvess dM met follow these clews; 1W r Wra et intended they should kw lWO Sueeali attempts made to Shlh kbsquently the Pink g ademitted that they were that were weepeamnble toe these attempted wrecks, which at one time they tried to fasten on organ Ised labor. During the street car strike in St Louls some years ago the company had its own car barn set on fire, as was sworn to by adeputy. Thes are only a few of the crimes attributed to organized labor, but committed by organized capital. Organised labor is trying to elevate the workers, while capitalists are try ing to degrade them. Acts speak louder than words, and the good book suys, "By their deeds. ye shad know them." The plutocrats may deceiv., themselves a while longer, but not the public. Organised labor cannot be destroyed. The trade unions are spending mil lions annually in sick and death bene fits, releiving distress in any form, while capitalism is annually crippling The Lie and the Plain Truth About Milwaukee By CARL D. THOMPSON. What is evidently a nation-wide campaign of misrepresentation, dis tortion and misinterpretation. is being carried on In the plutocratic press against the Milwaukee administration. While this is to be expected, neverthe. Iess the inteests of truth and the wel fare of the people demand that the facts be known. 1. It is charged that the Soilalists have raised the taxes. The truth Is: (a) The Socialitsts so far have had nothing to do with fixing the taxes; (i) Even as it is the tax rate in Mil waukee is lower than that of any other city of its size. in America; (c) Insofar as the tax rates are high or burdensome, It Is the fault of the rich tax dodgers. There are many mil lions of dollars of property that es cepe taxiation. a pratice that the present administration proposes to stop; (d) The policies of the present adminstration. if carried out. will esitall,sh revenue producing enter ,rltes which will relieve the burden ,of taxation rather than Increase it. •. It is charged that wild and fan tati' schemes proposed by the Soc talists will surely raise taxes next year The truth is: (a) The tax limit and thel' bond limit are rigidly fixed by Mtat., law and charter convention; so that no excessive increase in expendi. and killing over 500,000 persons and in almost every instance they fight the widows and orphans in the courts to avoid paylng the helpies people anything for the lose of the bread winner. These so-called "best citisens" are dubbed coal barons, meat barons, oil kings, potato kings and squash barons by the capitallstic newspapers. If they were called by their true will be all squashed by class conscious robbers, meat robbers, oil robbers, potato robbers and squash robbers. But in the near future all these mentioned and a great many more it ie all squashed b elass conscious and intelligent action on the part of the workers What a change in a few years! When Moyer. Haywood and Pettibone were arrested most people, after read ing the papers, thought they were guilty long before the trial. The minds of the workers have undergone a complete revolution. We have paraded before the capi talists on our beaded knees too long, but from now on we will march be fore the world, not with bowed heads, but erect as all free men and women should do, defytag ald the forces of corruption to take from us any longer the h-.ritage that belongs to collective humanity. Things in this city are in as nor. mal a condition as could be wished, not ithstanding the' hue and cry of the Times. which Is trying to hang three people by hook or by crook. Organizing work is going on. and the meetings are being held as if these three men were never heard of. The, only difference is that we are taking more men into the unions than at any prelious time. On Tuesday. April 25, one new ,rcal alone took in seventy-two new mem Sbers. This was the cement workers. No poltican will publicly defend graft. Yet nearly all pratice it. The ,ressure. of the profit-making system all around them drives them to it. tures would be possible even if the Socialists ,ontemplated it. It was the "wild and fantastic" schemes of th," big plutocratic interests, gralters and boodlers of the past administrations in city state and nation that made it necessary to safegaurd public expendi tures, and not the programme of the honest and efficient administration Milwaukee now has. Clty's ('reat B.ettev 'lan Ever. 3. It Is charged that the Socialist administration has destroyed the cred It of the city. The truth Is, It never was better, and probably never quite so good as at the present time. More bond companies are bidding for Mil waukee bonds during the present ad ministration than ever before. Th., "Economist" one of the leading fin ancial papers of this country, said re -ently: "The Milwaukee bonds have sold at two points better than those of Philadelphia. Milwaukee bonds ate as greatly sought after as they ever w'ere.". The last bonds disposed of by the city recently brought a premium of $14.345. which was even better than had bee'n expected. Induntrial Condltioas Improved. 4. It is charged that theSocialist administration has caused an indus trial depression in Milwaukee, that ('ontinued on Third Page.