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? ? ? ? - nViii ? ?????? ? - WORKTKOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITE! HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1913. <rPTi?plns PRICE: SINGLE COPY Sc; $1.00 PER YEAR and as many! Carnegie Hall, near "Free Love" - ia the art , However. only a audience re i'';T:rf screed, as .71 ? an stand the ::;aikiiul insulted, i by a depraved j wvi?rthy to unloose i the lowest prosti- ; ?i" the audience -. ii.r outside dur-: rber remarks. . - attacks on the: by picturing its ? e rapidity of its . .-v. it with his j Children." His - it' Socialism >jr present j would imme-i ??srittite. That; ?-al stamina, is a: present by the j orthodox hell ? r.:ching of the ^ a; Id she. under . i to the level of j ?vr-and. like him. I ' choose between j : always choose ; nature, become; <- :n other words. io Goldstein.; the freedom of. rivate proper- : ? initiates the age- : ? :;v that woman | ; nd should be sub- ; ?::-rs:;tp always. ? ve the Catho- j ? : fear only, makes resent the in . ? h;t* treed o! the :'.;otliers. sisters ?- :no prostitutes. ?;ein openly ex <iat henng his be- j i . tue of women man in the city. I . ahers included. I ? r who appear such insults. > protest. . : tch has its ex- ; ? icir time de- [ ? r< ? : : to which i al allegiance, the j . - : ? ( iol* isteins. A k -a upon as a I ! that is vile, and a; r, , -Mstein's past; !??? if interest; ? - . : ro::- the Social- j M ass. is told <n ? r a:: Morris Kap ? ! secretary of Lo time. as follows: j The writer in :> nelnji deli?*; r- j;, ('. C. ('. and <-:ai secretary ; 1 .ty ( 'entral Com- ; ..u in such capa- ! ? ?! i at and other uing to this work i eatne mto my i : through these ! . iiting I'ommittee. ?ar.ber of descrep very conclusively ? ^icd with and ?< sr. h a manner as . of underhand ??I p.:rt y funds. On ? facts that were Sparingly to our -t'.;n and Martha . o! wiiom had been : i- acting in various . particularly as or . ^ secretary and finan the Section, were im mediately suspended from pony mem bership. (This happened in Ma\ or June of 1809) and the committee among whom were F. \'on Baumbneh and C. Kerstein. and. I believe. W. A. Raaseh. were instructed to proceed with further investigation. V\heu a. tion w us finally taken on the chortles David Goldstein. Martha Moore Avery and Wm. R. Dyer were ex pelled from the party. "It is noteworthy to add that Mar tha Avery was at that time nor n ? ? ? - vorced woman: she had been estranged from her husband, she having left him ?her daughter being at tiiat time educated in a convent not far from Boston. That there was dost? friend ship between Mrs. Avery and Gold stein. was common knowledge to all persons who knew both of them. In fact, on more than one occasion. ai though uncalled lor on my part. Gold stein would tell me that he owed all his 'knowledge and education' and Socialism to her. that she had taken ; him up 'an ignorant and untutored boy' and had made a man of mi." Those "were his words to me and t? > others and naturally it was to be ex pected that lie should be giateful to her for her interest in him. Alter being expelled from the S. P- ? they both applied for member ship again to Section Boston, and the writer was at the time local organizer of the section and during ail of the time that I remained a resident of Boston, they were rejected from mem bership. although a few of the com rades seemed to feel that we ought to be charitably disposed toward them and to forgive them. Yet to many of j us it seemed that persons doin..: flic things they did in a movement such as ours would have their price when the capitalists found use fur their tal ents. and subsequent rvents have justified these predictions. as> we ;kv now confronted wjth the spectacle of a Goldstein touring the eountrj under pay ol a certain Catholic organization knocking Socialism' in the name of God." Some more information concerning Goldstein s Socialist activities is con tained in a letter from James F. Car? v. a member of Local Boston. S. P . and is as follows: David Goldstein was a member t >i the Boston Local S. P. lie had in d positions on the State F."\ecutive com mittee. but a growing distrust of .him relegated him to the rear. He had an intimate friend, a Mrs. Avery, who was hIso a member of the Boston Lo cal. She was the first and the only member of the party i ever heard t.dk anti-religion and loosely on se\ ipit-s tions. while on the platform. Goldstein alwavs while on the S. K. ('. pushed her and himself forward as speakers, but the time came when the members would rarely invite them to speak. They appeared at the State Convention of 1902. and proposed an amendment to our Stiite Constitution forbidding our speakers talking Atheism. Free Love, etc. Comrade Frederick (). Mac Cartney. a clergyman, made the prin cipal argument against its adoption, declaring that our speakers did not talk those things, ami that to adopt the proposed amendment would be equivalent to an admission that they did. The proposition was overwhelm ingly defeated. Knowing there would be an aftermath we secured the ser vices of a stenographer for the next day. Comrade MacCartney read from ; the local press reports of the action of the Convention, and represented a : resolution, upon which Mr. Goldstein | made a speech. A copy of speeches | are here enclosed. Mr. Goldstoin's parents are orrho J dox Jews, and Mrs. Avery was a free : thinker. I believe. Her husband had i divorced her for sufficient cause. i Both Mr. G. and Mrs. A. then appear * ! ed as Roman Catholics, and as Anti | Socialists." j Transcript from minutes of Socialist Party Convention, Boston. September 8th. 15)02. "Resolved, that the Socialist party disclaims any attempt to regulate the religious or other private opinions of its members on the ground that the Socialistic movement is a political movement, whose aim is to usher in by peaceful and constitutional meth ods an equitable economic system "based upon the collective ownership of the means of production and dis tribution." RKMaKKS BY DAVID COLDSTF.IN. "1 well know that ihe newspapers reporting conventions, especially So cialist conventions, always try to find some sensational point in order that they might create what they call news and at the same time hit a blow to such progressive movements as we represent. I know that Socialism stands for a political, for an economic, for an industrial environment, as high as any civic, political or industrial en vironment that has ever been advo cated by men. "The Socialistic movement today stands higher that it ever did in all its history, and 1 believe in time to come will stand still higher than it does today. "I agree with the resolution pre sented this morning We have no connection with any religious views that certain members may hold. We ditt'er tis much in our rehgious opin ion?- vis the members of the Demo cratic or the memjjers of the Republi can party do. 1 am not united with you for religions purposes directly. I am united with you because I believe in establishing a condition of affairs where the industries will belong to the people, where every nam will have free and equal opportunities to earn hi.- bread and butter, and where rela tionship between man and man. be tween master and servant in the ' 'ji'ioniic world will be abolished and a l ondition of affairs wiMbe establish ed where industrial democracy and etpiai relationship of man and man wili obtain. ! sa> Mr. Chairman. that the press: always picks up the sensational side everything that is presented in a Socialist convention. I presented that proposition referred to in the papers. That was not the Constitution. That v only ;t clause in the Constitution, j and i he body saw fit not to adopt it. but by not adopting it they did not I say that they sanctioned Irec love, that the\ believed in violence; but they did not say by rejecting that thc\ believed in attacking the Church. No all the body said by rejecting that v.. that they think it is inadvisable ;?> p ace such a tiling in their Consti "S-.ill there are lneinbers here ? pos s r ! ? ! y the majority of them ? \es two thirds of the members here, if not all the members, if yen went to them personally and said. 'Do urn believe in free love? Do you believe in viol ence. in attacking the church?" I be lieve every one of them would declare against such doctrines. 'I am pleased to have the opportun ity to stand upon thi> floor and to second the propos'tian presented by C o i n rade M acCarmey. !; appears from this evidence that C.oldstein is well qualified to talk on "ConHseatian of Property . Free Love and the Commonness of Women." A : man who would "confiscated"' the money of an organization to which he belonged, seduce another man's wife. : and leave her children "motherless" in a convent while she and he com piled a book on "Fatherless Children." coui I not be expected to have a very . high regard for virture or womanhood, i Goldstein appeared here under the FIGURING THE NEW TARIFF REDUCTIONS. 'auspices of the Knights of Columbus. I who pledged themselves to see two | hundred copies of his and Madame | Avery's book "The Nation of Father i less Children." The title to start with is worse than silly? it is nburd. There might be a nation of "illigitmate" j children but they surely would have | fathers. We have a record of only one I "fatherless child" and he was murder j ed by Goldstein's ancestors. We | thought when we first heard the title i of the book that it probably dealt with j "orphanted children." deprived of their | parents by the wholesale industrial : murders of the present system, such ; us wars, mine explosions, factory fires, etc. But no. Goldstein, Avery and the Knights of Columbus are not in terested in these; it is the fear that the laity genetally will follow the example of some Catholic priests and have il legitimate children, that is worrying them. As illegitimates exceed the legitimate births in all Catholic coun tries, it would seem that these "pro tectors of morals" could well begin I their charity at home. IRISH STRIKERS' CHILDREN ARE SENT TO ENGLAND \ j The striking dock workers of Ireland i | who have been engaged hi a long drawnout and terrible struggle with! j the master-class, have adopted the! ! tactics of the Lawrence. Mass., strik-j ; ing mill workers and are sending all' their children to England to be fed; and clothed until the war is over.' i | Socialists and trades unionists are uniting in this effort to leave the J striking wage slaves free to carry on I the struggle without the added burden ! j of caring for the litile tines and de-! ; pendents. ! An American woman. Mrs. Rand. ! daughter of a former governor of Caii ; fornia. and a Catholic, was actively : engaged in assisting the little ones to j j get away when she was pounced upon ? by by the authorities ami dragged j into court for daring to aid the strik- ? ! ers. The Catholic church also step po<l in and through the medium of meddlesome priests attempted to frustrate the design of the strikers by using their influence in preventing the deportation of the starving children, and did succeed in preventing the de portation of many of them. These priests claimed that it was an attempt to get the children away from their instructors of Holy Mother church. Be that as it may, the strikers flatly de clare that any religion that goes be tween them and their bread and but ter is very much out of place and the bulk of the children were sent away in spite of these religious aids of capitalism. And meanwhile the strug gle goes on, with all indications of the workingclass of Ireland defeating the combined powers of wealth and dark ness. And Still They Fuse i Fearing complete defeat, the Re publicans and Democrats <?f Sunbury. j Pa., at a secret meeting, decided to; ?withdraw their support from the Re i publican candidates and center their I forces on the Democratic ticket. Ed., I ward Wetzel is the Socialist candi ! date for mayor. The reason for ibis j action is found in the fact that at the ! last election the Socialists succeeded in electing four school directors, five councilmen and the treasurer. Attacks on Socialism by the ; Catholic Church through | David Goldstein j Answered by John W. Slay ton. A 72 page booklet, on sole at the Star| office, or sent postpaid for 10 cents, j Address Socialist Printing Co., 2007-7ave., Huntington, W. Va. j Stogie Makers Win The stogie makers of Pittsburg. Pa., have won a complete victory over the bosses of that city. These stogie makers are united in n radical revolutionary organization and only await the crucial moment when the entire proletariat is educa ted to tho point of making a definite systematic attack on the whole rotten topheavy capitalist system. The minister or priest who upholds the profit system and its consequent child-labor should be laughed out of society when he attempts to convince others of wrongdoing. When a man says damn or ques tions the ridiculous assertions of some ancient whoremonger he is going to hell; when a preacher draws a divi dend from the labor of child slaves he is going to heaven. Ha. ha. ha! Operators And Miners of Colorado Engage in Civil War With the introduction of thugs, strikebreakers, gunmen and private detective the miners of Colorado have been so provoked and irritated that they have risen in desperate, armed revolt. Several pitched battles have occurred between mine guards and miners with deadly results. Governor Amnion of Colorado has declared that a state of insurrection prevails there and state troops are now in strike zone. It is reported that the governor has ordered the mineguards and miners to disarm. In the presence of a hostile state and county government the miners will probably refuse to give up their high power rifles. To tamely submit to disarmament while there is an enemy in sight is not one <>f a revolutionary miner's strong points. In this Colorado strike, as in all other recent clashes between the cap italists and the workers, the principal bone of contention is the recognition of i he union. Organization among the wage slaves sends a chill to every genuine capital ist's heart, and to defeat it he will stop at nothing. The law is bent to suit his purpose ; the church must truckle to him or lose his patronage ; while the poor dupes in the militia must murch out and shoot their fellow workers at the command of the com mon enemy of the workers in the ranks of the militia and the workers in the ranks of the strikers. The crisis of this struggle is slowly i approaching. Starvation, bullets snd the sufferings of their loved ones make a combination that only the complete solidarity and revolutionary determination can withstand. But each bullet, each hunger pang, each flach of resentment for injury done to a loved one. all tend to make the class struggle clear and drive home the lesson that with the means of production in the hands of the idle rich the workingclass is at the mercy of those who control the Jobs. COPPER MINES WAR STILL BEING WAGED Like contending armies drawn up in battle array, the copper barons of Michigan and the workingclass of the copper, ranges are contending for the upper hand in the struggle for eco nomic supremacy. All the miserable cards in the game usually played against rebellious wor kers arc being used in this bat to of the contending class. The militia, the courts, gunmen, the very influence of the religion of the Carpenter Rebel of Nazareth are being brought to bear upon the suffering and ou i raged miners who are but fighting for enough bread to feed their wives and children. Here are t he demands of the strikers: First . A. minimum wage of not less than three dollars per day for all underground workers. Second. An increase of thirty-five cents per day for all surface workers. Third. The eight hour flay for un derground workers, which already pre vails in every other copper producing section of North America. Fourth. The employment of two men on each machine. Fifth. The recognition of the union, giving to t lie workers the same right to speak through their represen tatives. that the stockholders of the mining companies have. The miners admit that there is nnthing in these demands, which in line with the general trend of progress and that with the increase asked for, granted in full, the wages would still be much helow thai of competing districts. The copper miners nf Michigan ap peal to the workers of ilie nation, morally and financially in maintain ing the rights of labor against the state and county capitalist govern ments. and corporations grown drunk with wealth and power. i Endorsed Socialism. Endorsed iixl ustrinl unionism. Asked (jompers to quit Civic Fed - i j era l ion ? >r A. F. of L. These were some of the things done , by the Utah State Federation of La- j j bor at its annual convention. The! ! convention not only endorsed Social ism. but advised all working men to; I study it. The sum of $125 was ap-j propriated to the Intennountain j Worker, the Socialist paper of Suit j Lake ( ity. ; The capitalists of West Virginia are j t making a desperate effort to recruit j the ranks of the militia. In the last year, working hoys in the State militia , learned that they were organized to '.shoot strikers and are getting out as j fast as tlHr terms expire. ; In the murderous, cowardly, con contemptible prosecution now being waged against any and all workers I who dare agitate Socialism or Union J ! ism shows what that million dollar j defense fund was collected for. Tiie violent and bloody nature of jail recent labor wars such as those in ! West Virginia. Michigan and Colorado ?seem to indicate that the mine own i ers will listen to no workingclass ar gument, save that of the flash and ! sping of a high power Mauser rifle. I Misery loves company ? and gets i it Personal Mention Comrade .J. II Reynolds, of Milton, was a pleasant callrr at this office Wednesday. Comrade W. R. Taylor, from out the Four Pole road, was a visitor at the Star office Friday morning.' Mrs. .J W. Swan left Tuesday for North Carolina, being summoned to the hedside of her aged mother, who is very ili. Morris Max, ? ?f Logan, attended the | Local lost Sunday and also paid The Star a short vis-i . .!. P. Roberts, a 08 years-young ; comrade, of Ona, dropped in during i the week to leave his subscription, j and encouragement with us. Mrs. G. F.. Smith, of Mereerville, 0., ; who was visiting Mr. and Mis. Francis j Notter, of 1848 Sixth Avenue, this ; week returned home Wednesday. i Comrade Dave Turner, formerly of j this city, writes from Dayton, Ohio, j where he is now located and wants I The Star sent to his new address, i The class fight can he ended in only two ways. First, by the workers be coming supine before the plunderers; second, by ending the plundering. The burglar is a bungler in his art of robbery. He should take lessons from the capitalist.