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•••••••• ' • • - Tip Socialist Movement —The organisation .i- of the working class, politically and Industrial- *L T ly. for the purpose Of capturing the power* of 1 government and Instituting the working class <£ I as the ruling class. | • be per copy. $1.00 per rear. WAR ON SOCIALIST TEACHERS SINCLAIR WINS FIRST ROUND-MASTERS WOULD CONTROL I SOURCES OF INFORMATION That every obstruction possible would be put in the path of every Socialist teacher in this state this year was to be expected But that the intention is to weed out our comrades from the ranks of the bread winners of the schoolroom is now certain. The enemy is now centering all its forces upon the annihilation of Comrade J. E. Sinclair of the Socialist Educational Bureau. He has been threatened with mob violence. Ho has been the subject of tho most malicious attacks in the columns of almost every capitalist newspaper, and he lias aroused the animosity of every section of the plunderbund be cause of his work in the bureau. Early in August the interests sent a lawyer and his stenographer into every community where Sinclair had taught in this state. Hunt ing up the most bitter anti-Socialists everywhere this lawyer collected twenty-five affidavits against him. Tho manifest perjury that ap pears on the face of the few affidavits so far published is doubtless an index of the utter worthlcssncss of the remainder. - - The charges that they have based upon these affidavits are such that if sustained will jeopardize the certificate of every teaching com rade in the state. All the comrade has to do is to sympathize with strikers, to say that John Hancock was a smuggler, to teach the well known economic reasons for the making of the constitution, or to criticise any law proposed for passage in the legislature or any public official. For three weeks these affidavits against Sinclair lay quietly in the office of the county superintendent of schools in Snohomish county. Then just one day before the opening of the school term Sinclair was ordered not to attempt to teach. He had no hearing nor was a date for his hearing set. He simply was informed that charges were filed against him and that the county superintendent was taking the matter up with the state superintendent. That is the way they are going to do it. Just get any old sorehead to file a complaint with the county superintendent and your certificate is sus pended pending the hearing which may not be set for months. Then if you win other charges can be produced for another suspension. In this way the comrades of the school teaching business will be driven out. Comrade Sinclair received his notice August 29. On August 30 he appeared in the office of the county superintendent and demanded copies of the charges and the complaint said ,to be filed against him. He was: refused the ; privilege of seeing these. public documents and li"c-ws.^r3fuso(l'Copics of same. More thai! thai In icluseJ the right to copy them. He was after a struggle shown a copy of a letter written by the county superintendent to the state superin tendent but was not allowed to copy the same nor allowed a copy of the same. Knowing these facts the Arlington school board has ordered Sinclair to proceed to teach school and to disregard the order of the county superintendent. They have also given the city superintendent, George Lancaster, fifteen days in which to disconnect himself from the schools. This man Lancaster, pretending to be a Socialist, won the confidence of Sinclair while deliberately plotting with the enemy for his ruin. He wrote the original charges against Sinclair or dic tated them. He planned and plotted daily, with his foes and at the same time kept up a friendly and advisor*, correspondence with him. The letters are on file and all the acti a admitted. Making use of the fifteen-day clause in the Arlington teachers' contracts on which Lancaster and his gang demanded a discharge of Comrade Sinclair, the two Socialists directors voted to fire him. . The battle against the Socialist teachers is merely beginning. Arlington is only one small corner of the battlefield. Neither the teachers nor the boards are to be given any rights in the matter. The democracy of the old school district is to be killed and an edu eational autocracy backed by the interests is to rule— if we let it happen that way. The Spirit That Builds —Seattle Finnish Local Renders Substantial Aid To Commonwealth Socialists who have been long in the movement, or who have had opportunity to travel extensively, have become so accustomed to seeing the Finnish comrades doing big things that it will cause them no surprise to learn that Finnish Local No. 2 of Seattle lias sent the Commonwealth a check for $19.25, collected by popular subscription, to help this paper out of its financial difficulties. As an evidence of our high appreciation of this splendid revo lutionary act in the paper's behalf, we are sending Local No 2 four shares of stock in the Commonwealth, so as to increase the number of shares already owned by this live Finnish organization, thus aug menting their votes on affairs of importance to the papers' owners An Inspiring Example. This inspiring example of class solidarity on the part of our Finnish comrades Is certainly worthy of emulation on the part of other locals in this state. The purchase of Commonwealth stock,, at $5.00 a share, by a number of locals would not only put this necessary weapon of the working class on a solid financial footing, but would convert it, virtually, into a state paper, under management and con trol of the various locals, through their votes as stockholders. Such substantial support given to the Commonwealth at a time when ii is most needed, cannot but result in much good to the cause, directly and indirectly, and we hope to be able to turn out a paper each week that shall be worthy of such'generous loyalty on the part of our Finnish comrades WHO WILL BE NEXT? FREEDOM No matter whose lips speak, they must be free and unpaged. Let us believe that the whole truth can never do harm to the whole of virtue and remember thai in order to got the whole truth you must allow every man, right or wrong, freely to utter his conscience, and to protect him in so doing. I tire, unshuekled freedom for every man's life, DO matter what his doctrine—the safety of free discussion, no mailer how wide the range. The community that does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves.— Wendell l'hillips. WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS. YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN. • " Ff|sTp9Eiff^Hi^9[ afl - QJfyt Commmttoealtf) ; Echoes of The Class Struggle " ; .... i ........... v i THE STRIKE IN MICHIGAN. (By Laura Gregg Cannon.) When nil the facts concerning the ■trtka of tho copper miners In Michi gan becomo known, the country will bo as greatly shocked m It was at the revelations from Waal Virginia. Wherever capitalism has Its grip on the homo life, owning tho houses, the water supply, tinl lighting system, etc., thero you will find Industrial slavery, but little short of peonage. In tin- copper district of Michigan the trammers have been doing the work done by mulct- In the West, while one man has been compelled to oper at« a machine which is run by two In other copper mines. The trammers and miners have averaged but little more than two dollars per day, while those that worked on contract had no fixed wages, sometimes even running behind. I saw the voucher of one man who had worked nineteen days, and the amount due according to the com pany's statements was $1.61. From this was deducted $1.50, leaving the man eleven cents for nineteen days' work. Against these conditions the strik ers rebelled, and on the day the strike was called the mines were shut down from one end of the district to the other. Immediately the mining com panies imported gunmen from New York who began their lawless work as soon as they arrived. This gave a pretext for the calling of the militia, and we now have 2,500 sons of Michi gan, who enlisted to serv.e their coun try, degraded into strike-breakers. How quickly they have succumbed to the degredation is apparent. When they first arrived they seemed to be lieve they were there to preserve the peace. But with their encampment on company property, their ; wining and dining as guests of i the companies they--"»ith - •.:.■,■ >'!,"■...■ have become ■ the most frequent disturbers of the peace, and this lawlessness Is increas ing. j They charge their horses against the pickets, riding upon sidewalks; they beat them with their guns and . sabers, and insult the women. Instead of preserving order, they with the gun men are trying to incite the strikers in order that their presence may be ; justified. Yet in spite of all this, the strikers , are standing firm, backed by their women folks, who take their babies 1 and march in the parades, and face the guns and bayonets of the soldiers on the picket line. Organized labor may well concern itself about the copper country. If it permits the state militia of Michigan to break the strike of these miners then we may expect the militia to be called out to break strikes in every other state, and strike-breaking will become their principal service. Let organized labor back up these miners with their moral and financial support until they win, and other governors j will hesitate before they call their ' militia to such disreputable service. 1 GIRL SHOT BY GUARD. Labor Leaders Declare Attack Is Murder. CALUMET, Mich.—Margaret Faze kas, 15 years old, was shot in a battle ■ between copper mine strikers! and dap ! uties at the North Kearsarge mine on "Labor Day," and is not expected to live. None of the eighteen deputies who participated in the trouble have ! been arrested. The shooting was de nounced as murder at a Labor Day mass meeting. f The Approaching Trade Union Con gress in Mexico. A conference has taken place in Veracruz, for the purpose of calling together a committee for a Mexican trade union congress. The projected congress ■.ill, above all, deal with the question of organizing the Mexican j proletariat and agrarianlsm which has ! played such an important role In the civil wars of the last few years. Hav ing regard to the crippling effect that these wars have on all department* of public activity, the efforts of the Mexican workers are all the more praiseworthy and gratifying. The young man of the working class who votrs a capitalist class ticket Is welding upon his own limbs the chains of slavery which will grow more galling as the years go by. FOR SOCIALIST NEWS AN!) PROPAGANDA EVERETT, \\ VSIUNI TON, THURSDAY, SKI'TKMHER I. 1913 PERSECUTION OF ANNA A. MALEY IN WEST VIRGINIA. (By Edward 11. Kintzer, State Secy.) (Editor's Note: Tiio details of Com rede Malay's arrest it Monongah, W. Va., August IS, ere given leu < week. Later facts regarding her ease are given below, from Hi pi n of Comrado Kin tier.) The hearing was held In the mayor's court in Monongah "Tuesday, August 19. Comrade Attorney Leeds of Pair month and Mr. Dottle of Clarksburg represented comrade City At torney Haggerty of Fairmont appeared for the town of Monongah—or more properly speaking, for the Consolida tion Coal company. Warrant was swan out on affidavit of Chief of Police William Flnloy. It charged an attempt to hold a political meeting without a permit from the mayor, and second, ; resisting arrest. Comrade Leeds argUfid with cogency and fine effect, the uUconstltutlonallty of any ordinance prohibiting free assembly and moved for a dismissal of the case. ;iv Haggerty eloquently insisted upon the superiority of t'-e Monongah or dinances to the United States consti tution. He was sustained by Mayor Price and the case went to trial. No services had been made upon the defendant, and no witness for the city could tell what Comrade Maley had said, whether her remarks up to the time of her arrest had been upon politics or about the weather. As a matter of fact, the weather had been her subject up to the time of interrup tion as it was r?.iaing when she mounted the box. Ckief Finley when questioned upon the nature of the speaker's talk, mumbled in his stupid and bludering way, "She said right smart, but I couldn't tell what it was." * > The charges weH ot proved. . Our comrade cgi;\: ..' . b*i --assured a dismissal upon these , technicalities, but it was deemed wise, after con sultation, to admit the charge of try ing to hold a political meeting and let the case rest. The defense called no witnesses. The court assessed a fine of twenty dollars and costs. An appeal was noticed and Comrade Joseph H. Snider gave bond in the amount of fifty dollars. The case, therefore, goes to the cir cuit court of Marion county. The hearing at Monongah was had next door to the jail where Comrade Maley spent two hours on Monday night. Attorney Duthie requested that the jail door be opened and many comrades and others entered and saw the iron cage into which Finley had thrust his prisoner, placing her In pitchy darkness behind double locks. Water had leaked through the outside door into the main corridor and in the darkness cockroaches scampered hel ter skelter. In the cage were iron cots, one chair and an uncovered toilet jar. An uncased pillow and a blanket which had been stuffed through a hole for Comrade Maley's bed still lay un disturbed on the iron cot. The visit ors issued from the jail holding their noses. The odor of the place can best be compared to a badly kept outdoor privy. From this will be made a test which will determine whether or not West Virginia is a part of the United States! and subject to its constitutional law, and will once and for all settle here the right of free speech and free as semblage. The following telegram has been re ceived by Comrade Maley from Ex ecutive Secretary Lanferslek: "Wiring facts Covernor Hatfield. Demanding action. Will back you up." Thus again the Socialist party takes a hand to compel recognition of a citizen's constitutional rights. AS THE MASTERS SEE IT. Anarchistic Teacher Is Still Teaching. When Mrs. Lizzie Jones, county su perintendent of schools, last week sus pended the teacher's certificate of J |E. Sinclair, the notorious adherent of ithe teachings of Socialism in the pub ! lie schools, who has been so much la the limelight lately, the school board at Arlington immediately reinstated him and he is now teaching at that place. The people of Arlington are indignant and It is stated that a re call movement directed against the two Socialist members of the school board will be started and that per haps a restraining order to prevent Sinclair from teaching will also be asked.—Everett Morning Tribune. BRUCE ROGERS IS HOLDING STIRRING MEETINGS EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON. 1 i That the workers of the United States are thoroughly aroused over the lawlessness and violence of the "law and order" patriots wherever working-class interests are Involved, and that the Seattle Potlatch riots have not been forgotten, is attested by the enthusiastic receptions tend ered Comrade Bruce Rogers on his mission to Washington. Last. Tuesday a great mass meeting was held in Butte, Mont., where Com rade Rogers spoke before an enthu siastic gathering of workers, all earn est in their determination to resent to the full extent of their power all en croachments on the legal rights of revolutionists everywhere. ' Big meetings have been arranged for by State Secretary Bostrom in North Dakota, Montana and other states along the route to Washington, D. C. So far, not one offer of a meet ing has been turned down. So that, apart from the publicity gained in the attempt of Rogers to present person ally his story of the Potlatch riots to the president and congress, his ad dresses along the route, going and re turning, will bo cf lasting benefit to the cause, fully compensating in edu cational and propaganda work all ma terial losses sustained by the Seattle comrades. I. W. W. BUSY AT NORTH YAKIMA. , , The Entire Police Force Is Called Out. When a trainload of hop-pickers ar rived at North, Yakima last Monday, carrying ,; workers from Puget Sound and 'Spokane it was met by 250 I. W. W,. who axleliipiKir 1 W llebi? CiiemViUliV going to work Id the hop yards. The entire police force was called out to control the crowd of 500 or more that gathered on Front street, and the fire department was ordered to be in readi ness in case of trouble. Mayor A. J. Splawn, acting chief of police, left his dinner hurriedly to take command of the situation. After he harangued the crowd it slowly dis persed, and the hop growers' associa tion took charge of the pickers and found them places for the night. Where the I. W. W.s came from is not known, as last Monday's manifes tation was the first sign of their pres ence. Threats of carrying the trouble into the hop yards were made in the crowd. SIMPLICITY FOR JEFFERSONIAN While that eminent exponent of Jef fersonian simplicity, the Honorable William Jenngins Bryan, is loquacious ly rushing from one speaker's stand to another, trying to supplement his meagre earnings of $1,000 a month as secretary of state, all over the coun try we hear of strikes and struggles , among the useful workers for even much less than this a year. No doubt .Mr. Bryan considers that eight or nine hundred dollars a year is "very fair wagesi" for a working-class father. Such workers should pay no attention to these malcontents who are always trying to stir up trouble between em ployer and employee. Meanwhile Mr. "Cross of Gold" is out trying to get more of the gold, while giving the double cross to the middle-class capitalist who hired him. We should worry. REEL OPERATORS STRIKE. Fights Occur When Attemps Are Made to Bar Patron*. Indianapolis.—Moving picture opera- j tors in eight down-town theatres struck last Monday after they had been refused an increase of $7 a week, from $18 to $25. An attempt was; made by the strikers and sympathiz ers to keep people out of the theatres affected when performances were re-, sumed, and several fights occurred. More trouble is expected. The opera tors pretested a request for the in crease for pay Monday, it was Bald, and struck when they received an un favorable answer. Question: If Mr. Bryan cannot live on a thousand dollar* a month, how can the moving picture operators live on one-tenth of that even If they As The Editor Sees It I LABOR DAY THOUGHTS. The people of the United States are at this moment in the midst oJ a far-reaching industrial depression, a "silent panic," as it lias been aptly called. And beneath the "silent panic" seeths a deeper more far-reaching, though hardly less recognizable "panic"—the half conscious, and reluctantly acknowledged panic of the bourgeois poli ticians and statesmen of the world. Deny it as they may, the in dustrial and political masters of the world are fully alive to the fact that trading-class society is facing the most portentious revolution that the human race has ever known. Forty million class-conscious, militant Socialist workers confront the capitalist class of the world demanding an account of their stew ardship. The whole capitalist regime, with its sordid motives, brutal meth- ' ods of exploitation, and hypocritical pretence of common decency is on trial before a jury composed of millions of the more intelligent and virile of the world's wealth-producers. No longer servile or cringing; conscious now of their inherent dignity and potential power, a rapidly increasing number of workers recognize in themselves the rightful inheritors of a vast globe teem ing with all the useful and beautiful things that minister to the phy sical needs and esthetic delights of man. They realize fully that the productive forces of civilized nations are fully adequate to supply every convenience and luxury conducive to the comfort and uplift of the working class. Looking about them, the workers behold the great mass of their brethren reduced to poverty in the midst of plenty; robbed of the fruits of their arduous and dangerous toil, in order that a few favored families, a small group of reactionary and para sitical hangers-on, shall riot in idleness and luxury, complacently appropriating to themselves the best of the products of labor's toil and skill, while rendering nothing to society in return for their pur pled ease. Happily, this anomalous situation is but a transient phase of the evolution of capitalism: Labor is awakening on every hand! Not all of the workers, as yet, are aroused to full consciousness of their power and opportunities, but enough of them have responded to the call of freedom to become a serious menace to trading-class rule. + - 1 Ion", held in subjection by ignorance and hopelessness- hypno tized by the blare of trumpets and the pageantry of wealth and insolent pride; divided by stupid race antagonisms and spurious patriotism • tooled by fraudulent issues in the political arena, and forced by the master-class to struggle desperately with one another upon the in dustrial battlefield for jobs and bread, the workers of the world have long been blind and impotent, misled and oppressed, betrayed and subjugated, their egotism so perverted that they often willingly crush and kill one another even now, at the instigation or bidding of • their natural enemies,, the capitalist class. v •.. v\; But the old order chaugeth. Today, millions of determined men *. *»*«»*»-»!|aw 1^',vcu ;! : i imi.,.i<iii, jtaiid t!reCi bsffrre the arrogant capitalists;and puppet ; rulers of the world,"challenging their administration of industry, -their power to rule and ruin the " world of labor, their right to appropriate for their own selfish use the results of centuries of social toil and dearly bought advancement. . This awakening of the working-class to a new sense of power and dignity means the inevitable doom of vcapitalist system; the final and complete overthrow of our tawdry and savage bourgeois civiliza tion, with all its ugliness and degradation; and the inauguration in its place of a new society, a society of free men and women, with loftier ideals and nobler standards of life and living than are even dreamed of by the mad profit-mongers of trading-class Christendom. Yes, the wealth-producers of the world are about to erect on the mel ancholy ruins of capitalism a real commonwealth, a real democracy, based upon a genuine community of interests, upon brotherhood, as the sane and safe way to individual liberty, and to the realization of the highest and fullest personal development, physical, mental and moral. NORTH DAKOTA'S FREE-SPEECH FIGHT. ■ By Our Special Correspondent.) Minn), \. D.—News of interest i lefl from Minot. Capitalism's lu'll-liounds were determined to deprive the I. W. W. boyi of the use of ! In- streets, hut reckoned beyond their hosts. The Socialists gQt into the game and the city authorities were breed to surrender. \\e have instituted recall proceeding* against two city commissioners and 'the police magistrate and hope I" oust them in a month or so Senti ment is overwhelmingly in our favor ami our local is growing as never before. Had we paid the capitalists of North Dakota $10,000 to boo«l our movement they could not have done more for us than they have dune. We paw feel absolutely certain of capturing the Third eongres Monal district next year and electing appros imately twenty members to tlie state Legialaiare. It ii impossible to give the soldier a g I education without mak ing him a deserter. Bu natural i'oc i^ the governmeni that, drills him. Thoiv;iu. 11l my Shori experience of human life, tlie outward obstacles, if tin-re were any such, have not been living men. hut the Lnstituti of the dead. Thoreau. Can the Democratic Party Do Anything for the Working Class? d w nil a n >.v ii I ( Sunday, Bept. 7th. Admission fr< Admission Free J If th» Number on Your Label It 140 Your 4 Subscription Expires this Week. Kindly \ J Renew at Once. J No. 1 X).