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The Washington. Socialist IkmtmV}.. '. ZZ ■ ' m I— We\ •■•,• y t> 1 -— 5c per copy. $1.00 per year. iWill The United States Be Plunged Into Hellish War? New York Banker Advises Revolt feather Than War—Socialism, Civilization's Only Hope—-Vote For Peace And Plenty! ADAM HENRY BARTH SO CIALIST CANDIDATE FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR Adam Henry Harth. of Tacoma, can didate for United States Senator, was born in Cincinnati. Ohio, in 1569. Re ceived a few years' training in the public schools, and at an early age was obliged to fight his own battles His early schooling in the class strug gle caused him to identify himself with a mixed group of radicals, in Dayton, Ohio. Later on comrade Barth was selected as a delegate to come to Washington with a view of settling a Socialist colony. He was accompanied by a group of 63. Barth has now been a resident of Washing ton for 15 years, and has been very active as a fighter for better condi tions for those who do the world's work. Comrade Barth, years ago, followed the trade of furniture maker, but since 1884 has been a moulder, being a member of the International Moulders' Union, in which local organization be has served *n every capacity from ' trustee to chairman. Naturally, being a rebel, and a strong union man, he has been iden tified with strikes too numerous to mention. He was one of the prime spirits in the long-drawn-out-strike of Local No. 180 Tacoma, which lasted for 22 months. Comrade Barth is married and has four children, all residing in Tacoma. ' The confidence which the Socialist party reposes in Comrade Barth is shown by the fact that he has been a candidate for mayor of his city three times, commissioner twice, represen tative once, supreme judge once. He has served as chairman of the state convention four times, and has been I a member of the executive board for .about six years. I GOING UP ! THE SOCIALIST PARTY. Snohomish County. 1908 Bnn 1912 4.054 WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER, 1914 Washington 1908 14.177 I'HO 15,994 1012 40,44.-,; United States. 1000 9fi,931 1904 408,20 1908 424.488 1912 901,062: Whole World. 1887 845.500' 1892 2.747.723 1903 5,952,494 1911 8,034,221 1914 11,000,000 Stop throwing your- vole away —and vote for yourself.' COMRADES, BE HERE! On Friday or Saturday, be here, and get your papers for Sunday morning's distribution. More volunteers are wanted to put out this issue of The Washington Socialist. Don't, be back ward. Do your share. You must not expect to ride into th< ative commonwealth on the brake beam. Get busy, and work your passage. F. (1. CROSBY. P. 8. —Comrades who would prefer to distribute their precinct on Friday or Saturday, so they can take that auto jaunt on Sunday can be accom-; modated.— F. Q, I The Nobel prize will have to be big ger for the man who brings peace this year.—Toledo Blade. WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN. NEW YORK BANKER ADVISES REVOLT RATHER THAN WAR DISARMAMENT ONLY HOPE OF WORLD— PEACE SAYS HENRY CLEWS. 'The people of all nations should rebel iv. against their governments. If necessary, to stop th«» war," de clared Henry Clews. New York bank er, In a statement added to his regu lar weekly letter to the capitalist press, dealing with the financial sit uation. The noted financier hero al llgns himself with the 1. W. W. and the Socialists in declaring for Insur rection at homo rather than war abroad. Says Mr Clews. In part. In his cir cular letter of September 11th: After the experience of this devast- Ing and brutally cruel war on life and property, no permanent peace can be effected unless It provides for dis armament of all the nations Involved, and a binding peace compact made batwwa them for a pro rata combin ation of forces ample to police both the land and sea of the entire com bntants. also to Include all other na tions. If that is accomplished as a result of the war. then it will be an important gain to humanity, and In part some compensation growing out of the costly and dreadful slaughter of human life will be derived. If such a settlement is not accomplished, then recuperation with vindictive intentions will be likely to bring about another similar war In due course of time, which may include our Continent and the whole of Asia, thereby making a greater deluge of blood and destruc tion of property than the present up heaval. The only possible gain that this war can produce is what I pro pose, as stated above, and the people of all nations should rise, up and Insist upon It. It is a question for the peo ples of the world to solve for their own protection, provided the various governments will not accomplish that result, as the lives of the people and their interests are where the suffer ing and losses strike. Why, then, should they not make their voice and actions sufficiently strong to over throw the few that undertake to rule adversely to their safety and inter est? Most Barbarous War World Ever Beheld. I call it the most unreasonable and barbarous war the world ever beheld. It came to us in so shocking and striking a manner that it could be likened to the Antichrist that the Gospel has warned us to expect some day. I look upon this European con flict as an Antichrist war. What else can it creditably be called, with its brutal wholesale mowing down by the most modern killing machinery, of all kinds of human beings, compris ing all religions without regard to race, and without mercy, the like of which the world has never previously witnessed. The peoples of all nations should rebel even against their gov ernments, if necessary, to stop it. DISARMAMENT IMPRACTICABLE. WAR INSEPARABLE FROM THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM. Not only banker Clews, but many high diplomats in Washington have given it as their opinion that disarma ment by all nations must follow the present war. It was pointed out at the embassies of some of the belliger ents that if the military power In all the countries continue as strong as it has in the past, it will bankrupt the nations. At. one of the embassies it was de 'l.nid that if the nations wish to de relop great humanitarian and educa tional schemes they must cease spend ing the millions of dollars annu for war. It was said that one country, which until the opening of the war had been developing its workmen's In surance would be unable to pi ml an other cint in this way if armament t.axe" continue. Those That Cheer. "Who are the i people who are ling?" asked the recruit a:- the soldiers marched to the train. d the veteran, "are the people who are not going."—Puck. GEO. E. BOOMER, SOCIALIST CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS Ceorge K. Boomer, candidate for CoagTMl from the Second Dlwtrict, Is a resident of Port Angeles. He was born In 1-ewlston. Maine, 1st;::. At tended a common school about three years, and at an early age served as a printer's apprentice, which occupa tion he has followed ever since. Com rade Boomer Is ut present editor of the Peninsula Free Press, of Port An geles. He has been a member of the Typographical Union for thirty years During this time he has been in three strikes. Comrade Boomer joined the S. L. P. In the early 80s. Was candidate for governor of R. I. in 1893. President It. I. Central I^ibor Union for two terms about '89. Delegate for seven years. Joined the Socialist party in Washington In 1901. Candidate for governor in 1908. Later was asso ciate editor Appeal To Reason. He edited Colony paper at Equality, Washington, and was associate, editor of Seattle Socialist. Having been a public speaker for years, Comrade Boomer has had the usual experiences In being mobbed and arrested, for street speaking. CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY-GI ERAL SAYS EIGHT-HO LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIC AL. WORKERS SHOULD ADOPT NE CONSTITUTION SUITED THEIR NEEDS. California in November will vo upon an eight-hour law very simil to the one that will come before tl voters of this state. And in Californ the attorney-general has given a opinion In Which ho declares it. h conviction that the proposed measui violates the United States constit tion. The sweeping limitation of the hoi of labor, he maintains, is an Infrinf ment on the personal right of all, co trary to specific provision of the n tion's fundamental law. It required 9,000 words for Califo nia's attorney-general to explain t Gov. Johnson wherein the. eight-ho proposal is unconstitutional. Wo coi havo done the job in short order; wit, the eight-hour initiative favors t working-class and may reduce masti class profits. There you have tl whole story in fourteen words. Al you have a beautiful illustration of ' class-struggle. The Socialists have a neat, ami pedltloua manner in which to si; these vexed questions about what and what is not constitutional. 1 eighteenth of our "Political Demain calls for "The calling of a conventi for the revision of the constitution . the United States." There you have a ready solution of present and future problem connected with economic legislation. The constitution of the United States in an aristocratic document, hatched In aecrei behind closed doors, and drafted by a convention upon whom no such authority had been conferred by the electorate, much'less by the common people of thin conn try. (For prool of this statement see "The Madison Papers.") H now behooves the working < i of this country to turn the tables on the ownlng-claßß and draft a consliiu tion hi the interests of the majority, the despised wage-slave element. What are t,-c workers waiting for, anyhow? EVERETT. WASHINGTON. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1914. OUR ONE AND ONLY CHANCE FOR PEACE CIVILIZATION S ONLY HOPE. So long (in capitalism luhls, the struggle for markets between compet ing nations mutt Continue. Under competition no plan nt universal dis armament could bo worked out that would bo accoptablo to all parties con cerned—especially to the victors in tin' war now devastating Europe. Such a proposal Is Utopian In a high degree. Civilization has, as Charles Edward Huhhi'l has so clearly, and forcibly pointed out, but one' hope. It were desirable, yes, It Is absolutely neces sary to the preservation of peace In America, and elsewhere, that his elo quent statement should take deep root In the minds of the world's workers. To quote: Let the competlve KVHtem survive, whichever way the present war re sults It will assuredly breed other want as gigantic or worse. From that con elusion there is no logical escape. The ■MM causes will produce the same results*, always, automatically, irre trievably, as certain as night follows day, as certain v the stars travel their roads. No man may sow his field with any faith that he can reap it and no man can look forward to a year of peace. So stands the terrible fact that now confronts mankind. We can shut it from our minds if we are cowards, or try to forget It If we are fools; but refute it or deny It may no man living. If then we are determined that when this whirlwind of bestiality shall have passed we shall not have another. If we wish a condition under which the structure of society shall not be blown down, human Intercourse shall not be destroyed, civilization shall not be set backward, and the earth shall not be bathed in blood, the one possible way to that condition is to eliminate for- HOP*, __ IN SOCIALISM. London, Oct. 10.— Nation, the organ of the English pacificists, says today: "There is but one substantial hope of avoiding a second return of Europe |to barbarism. That lies in setting up in each afflicted country a reign of modified Socialism. This partial re organization may be effected by the action of states and municipalities In regulating employment and food sup plies. I assisted in casting down prejudice and errors; their downfall brings light. —v. Hugo. THOS. JENSEN. Tiiomaß j«ma, tha candidate of the Bocikltst Party for State Senator, 89tb District) in a well known farmer In the county, having lived here for years. In addition to being one of the pioneers of the county he is also one of the piontsra or BoolaUftn In Wash ington, having taken an active part In Ihe Socialist movement for years. Comrade .Jensen Is a member of the grange and ban been an earnest work er for Socialism among the farmers. CARL PERSON IS AC QUITTED OF MURDER. TWO WEEKS TRIAL AT LINCOLN, ILL., ENDS IN VICTORY FOR OR GANIZED LABOR. Comer-ford's Great Speech Stirs Logan County. By FLOYD P. GIBBONS. CLINTON, ILL.. OCT 10—(Special Correspondence)— Carl E. Person, sdt tor of the Strike Bulletin was found not guilty of the murder of Antone Musser, the Illinois Central strike breaker in a verdict returned by a jury at the Logan County Court House i Lincoln, 111., at 3 o'clock Sunday af noon, October 4th. Jury Cheers. 'he stillness of the sabbath after n was broken at 2:10 p. m. when1 nds of cheering could be heard a the jury room of the court house, .yds of interested spectators were iding on the streets looking • to-1 . d the court house when suddenly of the jurors sprang to the win and shouted "We Win." Statement by Person, mediately upon the announcement o verdict acquiting him, Carl Per nade the following statement: acquital pleases me most be- > it vindicates me in the eyes of whom I love, and justifies my o efforts to serve my fellow rs. | trial compensates me in at least ay, it has brought to the atten >f the public that prosecutions >t always begun in the name of eople, neither are they always ted and controlled by the state, y case Attorney Frank Comerford ■d the issue at the pending of the j . The issue was clear cut, and it '• convinced twelve honest farmers it was the Illinois Central Rail-j I and not the state of Illinois that ted my blood. 'c have reached the crisis in our ustrial struggle. The appeal of hour is to the manhood and cour ■ of the workers. My faith is re in. We will win. We must win. y only regret is that I have not the , >ility to serve better. To every worker in the ranks my learl beats a thankful message. I feel inworthy of the loyalty and generosity hat bai been shown me. The fight to < ruin labor is doomed. Men, not dol ! iirs, will be tlie order of the new day. CARL E. PERSON. CAPITALISM DOOMED. At a certain stage of development it >ringi forth the material agencies for its own dissolution. From that mo ment new forces and new passions spring up In the bosom of society; but he old social organization fetters them and keeps them down. It must be annihilated; it is annihilated. — "Capital," by Karl Marx. A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still. How Comrade Kingery Turned The Tables On Reactionaries STAND PATS AT OLYMPIA. STARTED EIGHT-HOUR LAW IN HOPES TO BREAK ALLIANCE OF UNIONISTS AND FARMERS. By B. P. MARSFT. The "standpat" interests of the state are trying to forget the origin of the universal eight-hour day move ment. To refresh their memory and for the benefit of the voters general ly, it would not be amiss to recite a chapter in political chicanery. As this narrative will show, it is a case of "hoist with their own petard." The legislative combine of farmers and trade unionists had the standpat ters In the last legislature very un comfortable and they were looking for some club to crack our joint forces with. "We have it," said they. "We'll introduce a universal eight-hour bill. The union boys will fall for It as j "eight hours" Is a battle cry with them. The farmers will get sore at the unionists, for there isn't a farmer ! in the state that believes he can oper ate on an eight-hour basis. So. Mr. Grass of King county introduced the bill while the gang chortled with glee. But their mirth was short lived. - The farmers refused to fall for the bait. "Make it eight hours from gate to gate," they replied. Telegrams and letters came pouring in on the legis lators demanding the passage of the bill. The gang became panic stricken. They had to kill their own bill, which they never proposed in good faith. The committee reported back recommend ing indefinite postponement and Grass, the "eight-hour goat," sat silent In his seat while his bill was done to death. This story is not being related in the columns of the standpat press. It is buried along with many other pieces of legislative trickery. Legislative Frame of Bosses Helps Workers. What the standpatters began in fraud the working people of the state carried on in earnest and the Kingery initiative bill is the outcome. Now every organ of "special privilege" in the state is shrieking in chorus against "No. 13." The same howl that has been raised at every attempt of labor forces to secure remedial legis lation is going up now. "You will drive industry from the state." All industrial history points one way and that is the exact opposite to the con tention of the badly scared opposition. The Ford automobile concern gives the lie to the wild assertion that the short er workday will ruin industry. Here was a great concern, millions of in vested capital, underging the keen est competition. At one swoop It rev olutionized its industrial dealings with its employes. What was the result? Its working efficiency increased forty four per cent, according to its own published statement and the retail price of machines lowered by reason of that increased efficiency in out put. (Continued on Page 8.) I have always supported the for ward march of the human race toward the light, and I have sometimes re sisted a progress which was without pity.—Les Miserables. CARRY THE COUNTY IS THE WATCHWORD! Big mass meeting to lie held in the following places: Snohomish. October 31; Arlington, November 2; Edmonds. November -. and .Monroe, November '-. Adam 11. Harth. Socialist candidate for Unite,l States Sena tor, will close the campaign with a monster meeting in Evereti at the COLISEUM, NOVEMBER 2nd. BE TRUE! AN OPEN CHALLENGE. The Socialist party of Snohomish county challenges any or all candidates of the Progressive, Republican and Democratic parties to meet the candidates of the SociaKsi party in an open debate to be held on November 2nd in the Coliseum ai Everett. The Socialist party agrees to furnish the hall and pay all ex penses and furthermore guarantees to furnish an audience of at least' 2,000 people. An open discussion mi all questions is enlightening and educational; it is also necessary. We ash the candidates of the Progressive, Republican and Democratic parties to meet the Candidates of the Socialist parly and show what their parties have done for the working men and women of Snohomish i ity. We will leave the decision to the voters on November 3rd. A. H. COBURN. A. H. Coburn, Socialist party can didate for Representative 49th District, is by trade an interior decorator by oc cupation. He received a common school education and has also had training along industrial lines while earning his living in various ways. In 1895 he entered the labor movement as an active participant as a delegate to the San Francisco Building Trades Council, where he served for four years, two years of which were spent on the executive committee of the council. In 1899 he was the candi date of the Socialist, party for mayor of San Francisco. A class-conscious worker, Comrade Coburn has fought for years on both the political and in dustrial fields for the betterment of his class. W. G. GRIMM. The theory that the farmer does not want Socialism is disproved for W. G. Cfrimm, Socialist party candi date for representative in the 49th Dis trist, who is a farmer and stockraiser and for a number of years has been active in the Socialist movement hold ing various offices in his local. Com rade Grimm is but one of the many farmers of no.t only Snohomish county, but of this country that recognizes Socialism as the only solution to the exploitation of both the tanners and the wage-workers. The one Divine work —the one or dered sacrifice —is to do justice; and it is the last we are ever inclined to do. Anything rather than that! As much charity as you choose, but no justice.—Ruskin's "Crown of Wild Olive." No. 197.