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V IBES 23.
? ? ? ? - nViii ? ?????? ? -
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
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
"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
'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
their charity at home.
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.'
| 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 !
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
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
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.,
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.
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
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
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.
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
! 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
Personal Mention
Comrade .J. II Reynolds, of Milton,
was a pleasant callrr at this office
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,
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.

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