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THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST : •»<•.■*!; formerly THE con HO VWE inn Knt.rv.i m si-.- class matter March I), L9ll, at l!\.' pottoffioe at Everett- Washington, under the net of March 3. 1ST!) _^ 11Q\K ITS/. l*uhlished i>\ery Thursday by the Wnxhiiißton Socialist Publish ing Co., lnls! (■,i]i!'.'i-iii.i SI root, Rverctt, Washington. Mnynard Shipley Rilitor and Manager Advertising MauajteFj* h\ 11. Crosby, .Mailing Koree: Tillio Koodor, Martha MoCorinieU, Gortrudo Cort, Kmma Spiivk. Yearly subscription - ——wt $1.00 Six month' ——- .50 Three months __'. -— .25 *>iniil«> copies » - —— _.____—"—— .05 COMRADE J. M. SALTER WILL SOON BE OUT AFTER SUB SCRIPTIONS. '■ ' " . ■ ■ , Wants to Lay Foundation for Socialist Success in November. Comrade J. M. Sailer was a visitor to th? Washington Socialist last Sat urday. He was in tine fighting trim. Nest week his position as principal of the Sylvana schools will be a thins of the : ast They who "don't want any politics in the schools" have decided that any teacher who admits that he is a Socialist shall be excluded from the teaching force of this Bull Moose county. .If you are not a Republican or a Democrat or a Bull Mooser you needn't come around. They who hold the reins of political power in this county are determined that nothing but capitalist politics shall be taught iii the schools. So comrades, Mr. and Mrs. Baiter are to be deprived of the right to earn a living in their chosen profession in this county from now on. Do you wonder that Jim is in dead earnest about going_out after subscrip tions for The Washington Socialist? He knows that the only way to under mine a social and economic system which is bolstered up and glossed over with fraud, lies, hypocrisy and brute force is to attack it with truth, hon- esty, sincerity and the strength that comes from working in absolute har mony with the laws of progress and the demands of just Look out for Kulti-r' Hell sell you a subscription card if you don't watch out! WILLIE HEARSTS PRIVATE WAR FOR PELF. The New York Evening Journal, , Hearst's paper, less than two « . ago printed a drawing showing a dead | American sailor and under it I words: "He did not die to put Villa or Carranza in the place of Huerta — but to place the American lias in place of the Mexican flag and to ex- U in! our boundary south." And, edit orially, the same issue says: "What [ezteo now, will be the United States then," (when tin- "war" ll over), "and the work will not have to be done over again." And then there is this comment: "The day is not far distant when Mexicans and Americans will unite in rejoicing that tin- war is over, the boundary line wiped out and Mexico made a pan of this country." Says Willie Hearst: "The United States and the men en listing and the snips on their way are' going id war with a country, for the : conquest of a country, ami tot the an nexation and permanent pacification of that country. "Tills war is real, it will be final; I In- men that have lost their lives and that will lose their lives will not be killed merely to PUt one Mexican bri gand above another. "They will give UD their lives glad ly, knowing that they are ending B rule of terror, and of torture, and at the same time adding to the greatness .mil territory of their country and to the permanent welfare and happiness of the land that is to be conquered." Wouttn't it be. more sensible for the workers of this country to Conquer a©l pacify and acquire the United States first? EXPOSURE OF FALSE CLAIMS OF PROHIBITION PARTY IS BEING READ WITH IN TEREST. The fourth article dealing with the false claims of the Prohibition party is omitted on account of lack of space. These, discussions win be continued for several weeks longer— In fact, for oa many weeks as may be found neces sary to prove that the claims of our political opponents are based upon garbled statistics, often on mere bald assertions, and always on nn utter lack of understanding Of either the bi ological or the economic factors in volved in the study of the causes and euro of poverty, crime, insanity, and drunkenness, At bottom we are not dealing mere ly with "the open saloon" question, but with the disease of inebriety, and tin- economic and social conditions which give rise to the sire for strong drink. The Socialist would re move the CAUSES; the Prohibition ists deal only with EFFECTS. j "Drinking Is a cultivated habit," says ex-Governor Patterson in his anti saloon speech, Abolish the saloon and society becomes regenerated. Alco holism disappears. "Our boys" are saved. ARE THEY? In future articles we propose to go to the very bottom of this drink ques tion, and before the series shall have been concluded, we feel that every real Socialist will see that the subject has not been discussed In the Wash ington Socialist without good reason, nor without good results. Many persons in Everett v. ho have \ heretofore paid BO attention to this : paper are now looking forward to each week's issue, many backing up their aroused interest with a yearly sub script ion. DOES THE NATION MOURN During the year 1913, twelve coal miners were, killed every working day of the year! And there were DO "impressive cere monies" over their graves. Two thousand seven hundred and eighty-five martyrs to capitalism's greed! That was the -foil out of 7JS. --::.",." wage-slave martyrs who went down into the bowels of the earth to bring up coal for the monarchs of Wall street and Broadway And the nation wili not mourn. There will b'- no spectacular proces- Sion, led by tli** president and the members of Ins cabinet. No flags will .hang at hall-mast, in honor of these victims of capitalism. Why not? Because their services were invol untary. They were KOIU'KI) into the mines, on pain of death by Starvation, or by freezing. But how is it with those who die in "defense of the nation's honor" Whatever that is. or wherever it is. Ah, that is different. THEY must be CAJOLED into VOLUNTARY servi tude in the army or navy. Fifteen dollars a month and the loss of every vestige of personal freedom or inde pendence is hardly strong enough bait to catch your individualistic citi sen of these United States. So they catfih the young and vain with a tacular blare of trumpets and an out ward semblance of respect, to the tune of Chopin's funeral march. But there will be no spectacular ceremonies by tin- government over the graves of the hundreds of miners entombed in ill" West Virginia mini's, nor over the charred remains of thfl women and children of stricken l.ud low. Patriotism, like charity, should be | gin at home. CALIFORNIA'S TRIBUTE TO THE GRIM GOD MAMMON. During the first three months of the year 1914, almost ten thousand work ers were injured or killed in the in dustries or California. There were 120 workers killed outright within this ninety-day period, and 300 per manently disabled. One-half of those killed left one or more persons depend ent upon them. According to the Industrial Accident Commission, more than one-half of these accidents COUld have been pre vented by the installation of safety devices But. 'safety first" cost money, and men are cheap. THE MEXICAN DIFFICULTY. Che Mexican difficult now under way In a three-cornered tight, At one point of the triangle Ii [luerta and bis followlngi iii another point Ib Prcul-! (tent Wilson an.i ut (ho third angle j .■ire the bit? land .-in.l oil Interests with their ipectal .1:' Hi-; in congress, The i.ii.i named are the most formidable opponent! tha president hi A feW well-known families In tho United States own mlllltons of acres of lar.il In Mexico and Mr oil com panies have cant, oil concessions. If the Untied States were to take Mexico! those lands which ere Rotten us a i-1:1111 from Old Diaz, or purchased for ten or fifteen rents an acre. would lucre* greatly in :iln.' If they should go to only twenty-five dollars l>er acre, that would lie an Incri ■ of 25,000 per cent. Why shouldn't ill want the 1 nil. Stiu-s to'grnb Mexico? Those liitorests have as powerful pn ph Influence as any In llilk country. Win " 1 luerta made his way to power by the murder of Mudoro. they urgod his recognition by thin govprnment he eiiuse UlU'llii Would h:ive allowed the exploitation of the Mexican people without molestation. Scheme of Predatory Interests. When President Wilson refused I" recognlste Huerta, the Interests, I, .11 inn the government might fall Into progressive hands, started < desperate measures to have the United-^States make war on Mexico. It was the In tention to have Uncle Sam gel In there and then keep him there forever. President Wilson has had a clear In sight Into the panic that was beins played, bo he started a counter policy. While he remained officially neutral us far as the rebels were concerned, It is very plain that he wanted Carrnnza to overcome Huerta and establish a government. This has alarmed the big land In terests and their organs of publicity and agents in congress have hurled every malediction against the presi dent that they could command, In the hope of stirring the people to war. iruerta. seeing his power about to crumble before the attacks of Villa, began desperate measures to save himself and the foreign land owners backing him. If he could Induce our government to fight, he might unite all Mexico behind him and In the end Mexico would be governed by Huerta or the United --States, either of which events would be favorable to the big land Interests. Why Huerta Committed Unfriendly Acts. That he might bring this situation about. Huerta committed a series of unfriendly acts toward this govern ment which culminated in the arrest of an American marine at Tamplco. For this act Admiral Mayo demanded that Huerta salute the flag as an apology, l really believe thai the president would nave preferred to overlook that incident but the event became too prominent and public opinion. Instigated by the press, might have been tnri'od against the president. Hi' took up the matter with con and in a special message asked for authority to enforce certain de mands against "Huerta and his fol lowers" so as not to arouse the Btl tagonism of Carranza and his follow ers, in tins plan lay the only hope for an early solution Of the problem. Tools of Big Business Seize Their Op portunity. The house passed a resolution em bodying his wishes almost unanimous ly and sent it to the senate. This was the supreme opportunity the land interests had long been looking for. Quick as a flash, like :i i pider after its p'iv. Senator Lodge Introduced a substitute demanding that an apology and reparation be demanded of the whole Mexican people Senator Root WSJ selected as floor leader and made a powerful plea for the revolution. It failed to carry but tin- mischief had been done. It gave opportunity for the bold declaration by some mem bers of congress that if the Stars and Stripes were ever placed over the capi tal of Mexico they would never be withdrawn. This is all tin- Interests wanted Such talk in congress would make it very difficult to deal with Carranza and would almost insure a war ending in the annexation of Mexico. If Huerta had had his own representa tives in the senate, they would have done exactly as Senators Hoot, Lodge and the old guard did. It is not neces sary for any one to deny their pa triotism It is only necessary to point out that the president was fighting Huerta snd those senators'actions co incided exactly with the wishes of Huerta. Traitors in Congress More to Be Feared Than Hureta. To one observant of public affairs, it is clear that it is not Huerta whom the president fears but certain mem bers of congress. It Is not the enemy |on the other side of the Itio Grande j that worries him but it in the enemy (in this side posing in the guise of lofty patriotism The president is wearing deep furrows into his coun tenance scheming plans of peace but tiik wa;;iiington socialist Always Together at Ovir Store Highest Quality Lowest Cash Prices Everything is So Different Here Whatever You Buy is Good, Whatever You Pay is Reasonable $5.00 SPECIAL! With every $3 85 grocery order, ex _ « _. _ c J us J ve o f SU^ar y OV , can Jjuy OAe sack of Guaranteed Hi, h Patent Flour for $1.15. YWHFRE in thecily. Your phone C. 0. D. ord , mpi and careful attention E. P. Nelson Company I GRAND THEATER I "The House of Features" ■ Sunday. May 17 I ("Lucille Love"! The Girl of Mystery SERIES NO. 4 THE MOST THRILLING AND SENSATIONAL DETECT I ■ iVE MYSTERY SERIAL FEATURE EVER PRODUCED. I ■ remember, one installmnt will be run each I ■ SUNDAY UNTIL THE SERIES IS COMPLETED. DON'T I ■ MISS A SINGLE ONE I ■ Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and 211 SPECIAL PRODUCTION OF r'BREWSTER'S MILLIONS'! George barr mccutcheon's great success. i" .■it s the one play that you and all your ■ ■ friends must see. h see the grand first *j* ROSE THEATRE "EVERETT'S LIVE WIRE" ALWAYS THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN S.D.CLARK 2820 Rockefeller Aye. Wall paper, paints Utd glass, paperhorifjiiii,', paint inp, kalsomiuing. Esti mates furnished. All work guaranteed. Everett, Wash. Phones: M. 213, Lad. 2»flZ iii nil his plans he asks himself, "Can i gel thai pad Huerta and then can I gel ii piiKi the old guard In the senate led by Senator Uoot?" Senator Hoot received the hint Nobel prize tor peace, but he doei not want peace in Mexico until tins nation is permanently established there, lie recently announced that he would not in- a candidate for reflection because he "vvaH not in sympathy with the present-day tendencies or the people." If he were at all sincere he would re sign, lint not. only does he not resign but he is the leader of those big inter ests that want to conquer and despoil Mexico against the wishes of all thoughtful Americans. He has a legal right to do as he has Quite, Imt being out. of sympathy with American aims, as he himself declares, he has no moral right to hi.s seal in the senate, Real Sources of War News. All keen observers of public affairs who are hoping for the success of the president's peace policy, look not to Huerta as the greatest obstacle to peace Inil to a clique of United States senators led by the sharpest mind this nation ever produced, Klihu Hoot of New York. The president is directing all his skill against them and the real fight for peace and for justice to Mexi cans is being fought in the City of Washington. The real war news comes it mi,i the camps situated at each end of Pennsylvania avenue and the fu ture of Mexico depends upon whether the capital or the White House camp Is victorious. THEODORE TEBPK. # Labor Betrayed Is the Theme of "The Strike" The greatest of all labor dramas, a two part Thanhouser produc tion that every member of or ganized labor should sec at the Princess Theater FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. MAY 15-16 Also the second and last chap ter of "Shorty Escapes Matri mony," and a Keystone comedy. I The A. D. S. ana tne Penslar Medl eines are very popular at the Pioneer Drug Store. ' Money saved in buying your suits at THOMSEN'S UPSTAIRS SUIT SHOP Investigate and you will be convinced. Low rent and small expense enables me to sell at low prices. '.712V0 Hewitt Avenue Rooms 102-3-4, Riley Building Alley Entrance For high grade Watches see A. J. MOHN 1418 Hewitt PASTIME Amusement Parlors FOR GOOD TIMES Wetmore and Hewitt Driesslein & Becker The lew Canyon Wood Co. And Keithly Fuel Co. Under One Management Can now supply you with anything you want in either coal or wood. A Trial Order Solicited Both Phones 37 WHOLESALE RETAIL The Original Cash Store Where Your Dollar Buys More Public Market Specials for this Week Sugar: $4.35 per sack of 100 lbs., net weight The besi Granulated fruit, berry or regular pure cana Su<?ar by the sack at +4..V>. Sugar is going up. We have been notified of the advance in price and are giving j;ou a chance to lay in a supply at rock-bottom price. Lard This Week 5-pound pail pure home rendered lard, only (>"><•. LO-ponnd pail pure home rendered lard, only .+1.2"). Fancy mild Cream Cheese, I9e per Ib. The famous Wild Rose .Milk, by the case, $3.40. 25 pounds of Sugar for $1.00, included in any $4 order for grocriea. WALKER'S SILVER CLEANER FREE WITH ANY $2.00 ORDER FARM PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION J. A. POWERS, Manager COR. CALIFORNIA ND LOMBARD PHONE 998 Ask for Monarch Butter— ssc *">♦»♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦» A Store for Everybody DON'T FAIL TO COME TO THE BIG BASKET SALE WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON ALL SUMMER NEEDS Sale Commences Saturday, May 16 Big values in Builders' Harware. All 85c Russwin Insult' sets 57c. Lawn Mowers at prices that will please. Nereen Doors. Guaranteed Garden Hose All Peninsular Ranges at cost. Fifteen per cent discount on all Bicyclea purchased tor cash. The store is just full of big specials. Don't hesitate to in \ estimate tliis sale. YOURS FOR ECONOMY Curran Hardware Co. HEWITT AND BROADWAY Thnrgday, May 14, r>l4.