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r>o per copy, 11.00 p*r year. SOCIALIST COMMISSIONER KILLS LICENSE GRAFT! IT PAYS TO HAVE WAGE-SLAVE REPRESENTATIVES DON'T MISS IT THE EVENT OF THE SEASON Monster Anti-War Demonstration and County Campaign Picnic. Edmonds, Wash., Labor Day, Septem ber 7, 1914. L. E. Katterfeid, state secretary of the Socialist party of Washington, who will be one of the anti-war speakers. Come and hear him. Labor Day, September 7. 1014. is go ing down as a big mark in the history of the Socialist movement. On Labor Day in Edmonds, Wash ington, the Socialists from a'l parts of Snohomish county are going to hold a monster anti-war demonstration ami county campaign picnic. It will be the first great gathering of this kind and one that will never be forgotten. On Labor Day the Snohomish county Socialists are going to boom the first gun in protest, against the wholesale murder and slaughter of their com rades and fellow workers in the inter ests of capitalism. It is going to mark the grand opening of the county cam paign. We have won in Everett, let's win the county. Say, why not? L. E. Kattrefld, state secretary of the Socialist party; Mary McXamara, Socialist educator and lecturer, and Maynard Shipley, editor the Washing ton Socialist and member of the Amer ican Academy of Political and Social Science, a trio of the best speakers in the state, will address the anti-war demonstration. The county candidates of the party will also be introduced and will make short speeches. Return trip fare, 40 cents; children under ten years, free. The steamer Alverene and launch Ruby Marie will t handle the big crowd? with ample ac commodations. Bring your family, en joy the beautiful trip upon the Sound among the scenic islands and along i the picturesque majnland. Boats will leave the Everett City Dock at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 in the morning and 1:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon. There will be (peaking, music, danc ing, games and refreshments. Bring your family and enjoy the day. NEWS FROM LEAVENWORTH. — ..,....,.■—.—— (From Chas. Imbleau, Secretary of Local Leavenworth, Wash., P. O. Box . .o. 521, Aug. 23, 1914.) The Washington Socialist, Everett, Wash.: Dear Comrades the IMb inst. the Socialist party of Leavenworth gave its first lecture in the Congres sional campaign of 1914. An unusual ly large and enthusiastic gathering congregated to hear the message of Socialism. Comrade Mrs. Kate Sadler of Seattle was the speaker. Judging not only from our own observation, but from the attention and the enthusiasm of the audience during the meeting and the comment since the meeting, compels me to say that the modest, firm, simple and self-poised makes for Tier a characteristic of highest emin ence as a public speaker, and in every way worthy of the time and attention of any intelligent audience. I am yours In the revolution, CHAS. IMBLEAU. Celebrate Labor Day at Edmonds, Wash., at the MONSTER ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION AND COUNTY CAMPAIGN PICNIC. WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS. YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN. SOCIALISM AT PUBLIC EX PENSE WHY NOT? In recent Issues of the Yakima Dally Republic there have been erup Uoaa oi wrathful nature, emitting forth poisonous fumes. In the wrltltl the editorials headed "The Need for :i Few More smits" and "Socialism at , Public Expense," the writer not only shows his Ignorance but ungarbs and ,|!Mi!a\s the meager capacity of his nlns faculties. The writer seems to hemoar. the BkCt that Prof, .T. Allen Smith of the state University lias made Boclallstk declarations and tint Bocialism ing taught at the expense or the pnb lie. Now isn't it just too bad that the de« public should for once have it impressed upon their minds that there are actually mcii who are ivnderin: services for which they are being paid; for how could the qualifications of a professor of political economy ami social science be better demonstrated than by his Socialistic declarations. The writer says that if the taxpay ers of this state had to support a few more cultured yaps like ,T. Allen Smith. head of the department of economics ami social science in the University of Washington, their souls would be full of sunshine all the time. Far bet ter to have'a few more Allen Smiths and less editorial writers of the Repub lic type, whose dirty, lying, venomous editorials are so polluted and so sat urated witli that poisonous substance, emanating frm these would-be para sites, that even a dec > ; ; heathen can't read them without questioning the merits of our so-called civilization. The writer states that he does not object to a man being a Socialist if he wants to, neither does he object to a citizen hugging delusions and spouting claptrap if he wants to do so. and will say nothing unless occasionally to sug gest easier access to the insane asy lum, in which case our editorial writer should avail himself of the opportunity of gptting on the inside of such an in stitution. Perhaps that in the near future he will be obliged to erect an institution of some kind for the ac commodation of this troglodite type, | for at no time and under no consider ation would such a damphool be toler ated by the inmates of an insane asy- , lum. However. I must say that the writ-; er's case is not a hopeless one, for I have seen far worse cases cured and all marks of the disease"eradicated, and I trust that sometime in the near future the writer may take the rem edy that he stands so much in need of. Fraternally yours, F. A. MVIN. SOCIALIST COMMISSIONER GETS BUSY. Capitalist Press Admits Salter Did i Work. Capitalist Press Says License Fee for Bartenders Is Eliminated. Members of the Bartenders' Union thin morning won their point against the city in a sanguinary battle, earn ing a right to practice behind the ma ny without being compelled to pay ; D annual license fee of $10 and an other $5 to a bonding company. The only heavy firing during the oratorical engagement at the city hall came from Attorney .1. H. Naylor's camp. Yesterday the question of fairness was threshed out before the city com onei id the final adjustment of the case was then promised for this morning. The commmissioners acquiesced today to a plea from the ; (lenders out of a spirit of fairness to the working class, as they explained it, though the superior court sane-: tloned the annual license fee and the bonding. Commissioner Baiter offered a reso lution to repeal a section of the or dinance under which the friendly ac tion was brought, eliminating the $10 yearly tee heretofore paid by most of tlie bartenders, and actil n City Attorney Davis' recommendation, also inserted in his resolution directions that instead of being forced to give • ily a surety bond they would only bi nsked to file a personal bond with ilie city clerk. The resolution carried without a dissenting vote. Bartenders will still be compelled to appear before the commissioners for examination be fore being given permits to wOfli in Evi retl's saloons, EVERETT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1914. WANTS GOVERNMENT TO SEIZE INDUSTRIES To the Amer.can People: A desperate situation confronts the people of America. Unscrupulous capitalists, using the European war as a pretext, are Increas ing the cost of food bo Hint millions are threatened with starvation. The president of the United States has ordered an investigation of the In eronso In food prices, and the prosecu tion of those responsible for it. Such Investigations and prosecutions bave brought no results whatsoever In the past and are not likely to do so now. European governments, when con fronted with a similar situation, real ized that thorn Is only one measure that can be depended upon to bring relief the seizure of all plants and industries responsible, for the Increase lln prices and their operation by the government for the benefit of the peo pie. We demand thai the same action be taken Immediately In 'the United States. We demand thai the government, as an emergency measure, seize the packing houses, cold, storage ware houses, granaries, flour mills and such other plants and industries as may be necessary to safeguard the food of the people. Such seizure ■will not only1 benefit the people of the United States but also the people of Europe. When the government controls the industries, the exportation of foods to Europe can be prevented. The rulers of Europe, unable to secure food for their armies, will be forced to call off their soldiers. We also demand that the exporta tion *>f money and of munitions of war to the European nations be prohibited. The United States must not aid the powers of Europe to continue their fratricidal strife. We call upon the people everywhere to hold mass meet ings and to send resolutions to the I president and congress demanding im i mediate and decisive action. The need is urgent. We must act. By order of the national committee ion immediate action. WALTER LANFERSIEK, Executive Secretary. August 14, 1914. WAR IS HELL! If the master class want blood let them cut their own throats. Let's tell them so at the MONSTER ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRA TION AND COUNTY CAMPAIGN PICNIC, Labor Day, September 7. at Edmonds, Wash. Fare by boat from i Everett 40 cents round trip. GERMAN SOCIALISTS IN . WAR TO HALT RUSSIANS Morris Hillquit Gets Word by Way of Holland— Says They'll Seek Peace Early. That the Socialists of Germany de cided to cast their lot for war when it became certain that Germany faced a Russian invasion, was the statement made yesterday by Morris Hillquit, 'who said that the information had come to him through Socialists by way of Holland. "When it was seen that the general war could not be prevented," he Bald "the Socialists decided to fight along with Germany, rather than risk Russia gelling a foothold. Just at the time war was declared the Socialist mem bers of the relchstag had a conference with the German chancellor over the menace of Russian ascendancy. Russia is the most reactionary power in the world and because of the situation cre ated by Russia being at war with Ger many, the Socialist members of the reichstag afterwards voted for war ap propriation. The Socialists are as a matter of principle opposed to war, but it was a choice of evils and any thing was better than an invasion by Russia. "While our comrades are aiding to fight reactionary Russia," he contin ued, "at the same time our comrades in the reichstag will take the first op portunity of urging a cessation of hos tilities, if there is any chance of end- Ing the war by mediation or arbitra tion. The fact that they are aiding Germany against Russia does not mili tate against the continuance of their efforts to bring about Socialism." ORGANIZED TOILERS CAN HIT BIG BLOW AT MURDEROUS CAPITALISM. (iiy Walter Lanfersiek, National Sec retary s. P.) The United states is the only great nation on this planet today where un relenting war ti not carrying on its deadly work. No one knows how long America will remain al peace with Hie world. Hut while Hint peace eudiircK, Ameri can Bociall ts should unanimously muster every ounce ci' streni th to bul wark their movement against the pow ■ rs of capitalism, The Socialist party national com mittee hai . ■ i .i ld( 'I" first week in September, start ing September fi. called ii "Socialist Week," and dedi cated it io the building up of the party organization and the party press, Socialist week can he made a big success. Thousands of new members can be brought into the party. Tens of thousands of subscriptions can be secured for party publications, All that is needed Is a little work. livery one of the Socialist party's 6,000 local branches should start now to prepare for Socialist week. Murderous capitalism supplied us with a slogan for Socialist week, when it plunged all of Europe Into a death Struggle. Let that slogan be, "Down With War!" Only when the Socialist party becomes strong enough io put an end to it, wiH war cease. There tore, the parly organization must be Strengthened, its press must be bul warked and made powerful against, the press of the capitalist foe. Arrange for anti-war protest meet ings and protest parades on Sunday, September fi. If you have held one al ready, then make plans for another. Join with the trade unions on Labor Pay, September 7, in celebration of 'this annual event. Millions of work | ers can be reached on these two days. I Take advantage of every opportunity. But this should be only the begin ning of the big task that awaits every Socialist for the five days remaining. Divide your city precincts among your party workers. Do the same in the country districts. See that every worker is approached personally with an application blank for membership in the Socialist party, and a subscription blank for some party publication. Let no one escape. The task is an easy one. There are 100,000 Socialist party dues-paying members in the United States. They should put the 1.000.n0n Socialist vot ers to work. And surely it would not be a difficult task for this million to reach the 100.000,000 men, women and Children in the nation with one entire week in which to do it. Hut plans must be made and per fected now. Hard work during Social ist week will start that Socialist dele gation well on its way toward congress In November. It will mean a crushing blow at the gods of war that continu ally seek to keep the workers in sub jection. It will mean a big step for v an] in the long struggle to emanci pate the world's toiling masses. Do your part, and others will surely do theirs. FIRST MOVE IS MADE TO WARD A MUNIOAPAL WATER PLANT. We predict that the result of Hie trip of our city commissioners to in vestigate Boulder river as a source of our' city water supply will he Io tell Hie people we don't want. it. ii was never seriously Intended that it might lie Hie propel- source. The only object in considering it was for ! the purpose of delay until the interests could perfect their lease on the Sultan river supply. *i mi know, there is more money in | it for some people, not to have the city own its water system. However, < fi II assured that under the present administration every effort possible will be put forth to bring about eh finite results. FRANK CORT. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS If you fail to receive the Washing ton Socialist regularly, notify us, giv ing details. We want every one who is entitled to the paper, to get it every week. By notifying us of failure to do so, you protect us, as well as your self, as it gives us an opportunity to trace up the matter, thus locating the j difficulty. ELECTRIC WORKERS DEPLORE WAR Everett, Wash., Aug. 12, 1914. Everett Trades Council Bldg., Trades Council Officers and Members: (Ireoting— a resolution we earnestly request thai you adopt: I Whereas, the powers that be In Eu rope have decided to establish butcher shops at any and ail convenient places | wherever brothers and sisters may he I slaughtered for the express purpose of [satisfying their thirst for .blood and profit; and Whereas, we, a patriotic and God loving people, believe that the pen Is mightier than the sword, are of the opinion that the existing grievances could and should be settled by arbitra tion; therefore, be It , Resolved, that we shall not engage ourselves In any occupation to produce for or transport to the munitions of I war; and be it further Resolved, that we protest against the advance in price of foodstuffs here at I home, as we are told by our secretary of agriculture that the yield of grain J in this, our glorious U. S. A., will ex ceed all previous years. Yours for Industrial freedom, LOCAL UNION 191, I. B. E. W. Endorsed by Local No. 101, I. B. E. W., at their regular meeting of August 13, 1914. j JOHN WORSWICK, Secretary. FROM A COMRADE WHO KNOWS. Vancouver, July, 1914. | Dear Comrades — l thought I might open the eyes of some Henry Dubs by giving my experience with this army business. Some fifteen years ago I came to Vancouver, Wash., and being a steam engineer I gat two months work at the government pump ing station during the dry weather as they had to run twenty-four hours a day during the dry weather. I have worked more or less every year and in a good many other capacities with : the exception of three years I was boy cotted because I brought to the atten tion of the quartermaster some Ir regularities going on in the wood and coal department which caused an in vestigation and some two or three men went over the road for it. They got rid of me before the investigation and I could not get anything to do for the ■government as long as Captain Craigg was quartermaster. In May, 1913, the chief engineer at the pumping station resigned and the assistant was put in charge and I was put in his place, and according to all customs of the govern | ment it ought to have been permanent if I filled it competently, but in eight months, without any notice, they sent a soldier who belonged to what they call the service corps to take my place. and I, at the age of 60 years, am kicked out to make my living the best I can, ,but still have to help pay the soldier who took my position. Teddy the Ter rible is the man who recommended the service corps in the army but it is under Wilson when the army is putting it in practice. The Democrats always do what the Republicans recommend, and how long are you fool workmen :going to stand for it and vote for it? Why Is it so many working men turn down Socialism when it is the only thing that will help the working man? The old parties tell you plainly they want no change. The Socialist party is the only party that advocates a change, and the only party that rep resents the working class. i Yours for the co-operative common ( wealth, B. F. PEYTON. SOME WELCOME VISITORS. Comrades 11. O. Shebbeck and W. J. Goldsmith of Bay View, Island county, were over on the 19th with an appli cation for a charter for Local Useless Bay, with fifteen members. Incident ally they signed up for the Washington Socialist. Comrade Chas. Wallace of South Bel llngham was in town Wednesday the 19th checking up the nominations for state offices with the state secretary The Gold Dust Twins were in town last week. i Celebrate Labor Day at Edmonds, Wash., at the MONSTER ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION AND COUNTY i CAMPAIGN PICNIC. i A VALUABLE RECORD. (Socialist Party Press Service.) Washington Letter. An exposure of the records of every representative in congress on forty four Important roll calls is the feature of a bulletin of toe non-partisan Na tional Voters' l.e;n;ne, just issued in this city. The inner history of the slimy McDermott case and McDer mott's connection with the National Manufacturers' association, by T,ynn Raines, secretary of the league, is a ie re of the bulletin. The publication of these records is causing consternation among congress men who are up for re-election and who have trusted to the fact that their constituents do not know what they have been doing in Washington. rlalnes shows how many roll calls each member dodged, how many times eaOD member tried to save his neck by answering "present" instead of "yea" or "nay," and how often mem bers, for purely political reasons, voted one, way one year and exactly the op posite way the next year. The bulletin throws a searchlight on congress such as congress has never experienced in its existence of 125 years. It is an epitome and review of the important legislative history of re cent sessions of the house. Member ship in the league costs $1.00 a year and is well worth the price for pros pective candidates, political clubs, locals, schools and debating societies. This correspondent can vouch for the absolute realiability of the league. Its address Is Woodward Bldg., Washing ton, D. C. Washington, D. C. Aug. 24, 1914. — Marriage between white persons and persons of1 negro descent is to be pro hibited in the District of Columbia, as it is already forbidden in most of the Southern states, if a bill now on the calendar of the house, stiongly sup ported by the southern negro-baiting Democrats and boosted by Big Busi ness, becomes law. Chances favor its passage in the house, but the senate is inclined to shelve it for political rea sns. The Democratic senators do not all come from the South. The economic value of this sort of legislation to the ruling business caste in the South is that it tends to break the spirit of modernism that has come to the "nigger" along with the public school and the trade union. Colored people are becoming conscious of their human dignity, and their responsibil ity to develop toward the white man's plane of social value. They are rais-, ing their standards of living, and are demanding better wages, while the trade union is slowly making its way | into their confidence. fThese facts worry the big business interests in the South of today, which-facile South turned over by the landowner to the factory owner and railroad manager. Something must be done to humble the black laborer, and to prevent his children from wanting to become any- j thing less than laborers. The anti- | inter-marriage law is the latest j scheme. Self-respecting negroes do not want to marry whites, of course. They would not be allowed to do so if they did wish it. But the ban of law LABOR DAY SEPTEMBER 7th, WILL BE CELEBRATED IN EDMONDS, WASH. Monster Anti-War Demonstration and County Campaign Picnic MUSIC, DANCING, GAMES AND REFRESHMENTS ANTI-WAR SPEAKERS L. E. KATTERFELD, State Secretary Socialist party. MARY McNAMRA, Socialist educator and lecturer. MAYNARD SHIPLEY, editor the Washin^on Socialist and member the merican Academy of Political and Social Science. Boats leave Everett City Dock at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a. m. and [1 :30 and 4 p. m. Round trip tickets 40c. Children under 10 FREE. ' COME AND JENJOY THE DAY AT THE EVENT OF THE SEASON \o. IDO. MAKING WAR PROFITABLE (Socialist Party Press Service.) Washington Letter. Washington, D. C, Aug. 20, 1914 — On the eve of the passage of the Wil son trust bills, the Wall street inter est;-,, taking advantage of the Enro !>e'n war which has closed the stock exchange, are quietly buying up stocks and bonds in order to strengthen and consolidate their control of capital and credit. Information of this under ground movement has come to Wash ington through undeniably responsible channels. While discouraging the reopening of the stock exchange, and thereby de preciating the value of stocks held by small investors, the big powers in Wall street are understood to be buying up at private sales blocks of securities which will give them control of stra tegic points of the big industrial cor porations which have thus far held out against them. Only when their cam paign of private purchase or control has been completed will these bank ers allow the Exchange to be re opened. The Exchange will not be re opened until the masters of capital shall have sucked the juice out Of the war and have secured so strong a hold that the Wilson anti-trust bills, always a joke, will be seen to be utterly ridic ulous. Meanwhile, of course, the small fry of investors and business .men will be still further reduced to dependence on the big chaps. The same group of Wall Streeters engaged in this movement has been lobbying in Washington for ship sub sidy and "emergency" currency graft. Capital in America is making hay while the war clouds liang over Eu rope. A KINDLY WORD. Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 1914. Editor Washington Socialist: Dear Comrade —Find enclosed M. O. for one dollar tp pay for those trial subscription cards. The W. S., like whiskey, grows better with age. Yours for the revolution, W. L. WAKEPIELD. has the special effect —the "psycho logical depression"—that will react upon the spirit of the whole race. It will make the negro more tractable, and cheaper. Incidentally, the mixture of the races does not stop in the Southern states which prohibit marriage be tween whites and negroes. White , men do not observe 'the color line. They merely avoid responsibility at law for their acts. The. negro girl bears the illegitimate child. The pres ence of these illegitimate children still further weakens the hope of the negro. He becomes morally numbed. Then he is ready to be made a scab. Big Business is strong fsr "racial purity."