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THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST
Formerly lilt-: CO.inaXWKAl.rn „__
Rntemd m twotidoU* '"litter March }), 1911, at th« postoffice
'it!Everett Washington, under the act of M.uvl, 3. 1879.
~ [ND I 'MONK 475/ ; .
Published every Thursday by the Press Committee of the Social*
ist Pa rty of Knoho'nush County. 1012 California St.._Kvorot t, Wash.
Mavnnrd Shipley... Editor and Manager
1 Advertising 'Malinger « F. «;- Crosby.
Mailing Force: Tillie, Koedor, Martha MoCornm'lc. (iertnule Cort.
Yearly] subscription **""
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POLITICIANS DON'T LIKE
WASHINGTON SOCIALIST
Last week the editor of The Wash
ington Socialist was honored by a
visit from a United States postofftco
Inspector, accompanied by our local
assistant postmaster. It was intimat
ed that not everything published in
our columns was satisfactory to the
government authorities. Particular
mention was made of a communica
lion published In this paper months
ago, which, the inspector said, might
be construed as inciting to violence
We challenged this point of view, re
ferring to the letter itself as being
rather in the nature of a protest
against lawlessness and violence than
an incltatlon thereto.
As the Tribune remarked in another
connection, under date of November
15th: 'The best guarantee against
aggression, the best assurance that i
• • • our rights and honor will pel
'respected, *■ •■ • is that we are in
a situation to vindicate our reputation
and Interests. While we may afford
to be deficient in the means of of
fense, we cannot afford to be defense
less. The notoriety of the fact that
we have neglected the ordinary pre
cautions of defense Invites • • •
injustice, arrogance, and Insult," at
the hands of law-defying corporations
and their murderous hirelings.
Upon the inspector's request, we
put our views in writing, as given in
the letter below.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE
POSTOFFICE INSPECTOR
Everett, Wash., Nov. 14. 1914.
Mr. E. T. Pinkham.
Postoffice Inspector,
Seattle, Wash.
Dear Sir:
Some discussion having arisen as to
the purpose of a letter written to the
Washington Socialist by one D. H.
Fedderson, of Freeland, this state, I
wish to call your attention to the fact
that our correspondent suggested
merely that the workers of the United
States exercise their constitutional
right to acquire and keep arms for
the protection of their homes against
the invasion of lawless thugs and gun
men under the pay and control of priv
ate individuals and anarchistic cor
porations. The object of this suggest
ed arming of the wage-slave element
was clearly stated in the aforemen-
I tioned letter; namely, that violence
and rapine on the part of thugs and
gunmen might be DISCOURAGED.
The motive is clearly stated as being
an effort to preserve law and order,
rather than to stimulate riot and viol
ence.
It may be well to add that the OC
CASION for Fedderson's epistle to the
Washington Socialist was the murder
ous and wholly lawless series of acts
of violence perpetrated by the strike
breakers and plug-uglies of West Vir
ginia and Colorado, along with the
failure of the state, or federal, govern
ment to protect the defenseless men,
women and children of the mining
regions from outrage, assault, murder
and Incineration, committed in the in
terest of the profit-mongers of those
states.
Very truly yours,
MAYNARD SHIPLEY,
Editor Washington Socialist.
WHO IS "US"?
DID YOU MISS ANY CHANGE,
NEIGHBOR?
" "The Mexicans may have been
learning self-government since Old
Man Diaz left, but Incidentally they
have caused a loss of several billion
dollars to U. S. citizens which makes
the education rather expensive—to
Tribune.
A METROPOLITAN CITY
Everett will soon rise to the dig
nity of a rich metropolitan city; it
has a large and substantial unemploy
ed problem, a busy charity organiza
tion, an "industrial survey" has been
made, and a bread line and free soup
houses are under consideration.
SUGGESTION FOR DAILIES
We suggest the following standing
heading for the use of daily papers
for the ensueing six months: Deci
sive Battle Is On At—
THE MORNING TRIBUNE
PUBLISHES INFLAMATORY
EDITORIALS
POSTOFFICE INSPECTOR. PLEASE
NOTE
when till' postofftco Inspector visit
•d iii.' editorial offices of The Wai
ington Socialist last week, hie did not
Intimate that what made the capitalist
politicians BOW on us was th« effec
tive antidote this paper Is supplying
to counteract the evil effects of trad
ins-class lnlseducatlon, school-room
hypnotism, and capitalist-press chloro
form. No. The gentleman suggested
that some of our printed matter might
Incite to riot and violence, or civil
war.
As a matter of fact, the V. S. post
office, or the government, Is by no
: means opposed to force and violence,
or even civil war, if used, or waged,
in the interest of the exploiters, the
capitalist class. The coal barons of
Colorado, and West Virginia, have
defied the laws of this country with
impunity for years, under both re
publican and democratic rule, Inciting
i to riot and violence, and perpetrating
the unspeakable crime of murdering
! and burning defenseless women and
children. And they are still doing
business at the same old stand.
President Wilson will not "take over
I the mines and operate them in the
name of the people." President Wil
son is in Washington to do the busi
ness required by the Dominant Busi
ness Interests of this country. "The
people" is a myth.
If the Rockefellers and their class
need lawlessness and violence in their
business of profit-mongering, they'll
resort to it, if they have to call in the
state militia to do the job.
Then the victims, will be tried (are
being "tried") for the murders per
petrated by the corporation's tools.
What the postoffice, or the govern
ment, or the politicians, object to Is
! violence or lawlessness, or the exer
cise of brute force, on the part of the
wage-slave element, even if resorted
to only in self-defense, against the law
less brutes hired by the law-and-order
gentry.
Last week we called attention to the
fact that a large part of the subsidized
j press of this country is every day
i sending out through the mails matter
i tending to incite to race-hatred, riot,
and murder: in the interest of CAPI
TAL!
Ah! that's different.
We are a nation of property wor-
I shipers. We measure every man's
worth either by what we can make
out of him in the way of profits, or
else by how much he owns. Never
do we estimate a man by what he is,
by what, his ideals are, or by what he
most admires and aspires to.
When we say a man Is "worth" so
much, we say he is worth so many
dollars. And if he is "worth" enough
of them he may say and do as he
pleases, and his name will still be
whispered in awe and reverence as he
1 strides into the restaurant, theatre,
or church. And he can incite to all
the lawlessness lie desires, with im
punity, defying the laws of both his
God and man. So can the papers he,
and his class, control. Witness the
paragraph below, Inciting to violence
and murder, from the Everett Morn
ing Tribune, of November 20.
We seemed to have guessed all
, wrong again about that peace busi
ness down in Mexico. There will
be" no permanent peace there un
i til this country finds nerve enough
! to force it upon the Mexicans.
AND THERE WILL BE
i NO POSTOFFICE
i INSPECTOR OBJECTING
Here we have an unequivocal incita
tion to murder —and ultimately to rob
bery: for the annexation of Mexico
• Is the secret design of the Interests
, behind both jingo newspapers and the
■ government. These sinister Interests
■ ARE the government, a fact affirmed
i time and time again even on the floor
' of congress. If they want war, there'll
be war.
As stated above, since the postoffice
does not object to violence and murd
er In themselves, but merely when
: force Is used by the wage-slave ele
ment In defense of their legal rights,
as against the superior rights (?) of
capital, there will be no visit of in-
The Wage Slave's Reward for
"Capturing and Holding the
Trade of the World"
For further particulars apply to Editorial RooflM of The Morning Tribune
FOR EDITOR McCLURE
"What kind of teachers would ITS
have if the people went to tin1 polls
every two years and selected them
from a long list of democratic or re
publican or some other kinds of
teachers?"
Kasily answered, colonel.
If they were selected from "a long
list of democratic or repuhlican teach
ers," they would he Dubbs of the first
water, "blind leaders of the blind."
If they were selected from a list of
Socialist teachers, no mistake could
be made, since one cannot be a teach
er and a Socialist without being pro
gressive, intelligent, wideawake, and
well informed. As for the routine
work, the state's certificate will be
accepted as evidence of proper pre-:
paration along commonplace lines.
0 THOU RARE JEWEL!
"Japan's theory of Asia for the'
Asiatics is all right if she will see
that it is carried through logically and
the Asiatics remain in Asia."
So says a scribe for a local daily.
Xow if the gentleman really admires'
logic, why see the mote in his broth
er's eye and behold the beam in his
own?
If our Monroe doctrine is based up
on the slogan "America for the Am
ericans," what business have we to
gobble up the Philippine*, In the
iphere of the Alia tics?
Consistency, thou are indeed a rare
jewel!
■peoton to the Tribune editorial I
i sanctum.
A COOL PROPOSAL
Tho proposal that the owner! of the
i United States declare war on Mexico,
and Bend peace-loving Americans into
i that country to "acquire" more mines
and oil wells and cattle ranges, etc.,
for the plutocracy of this country, is
a very cool proposal,—a sort of cold
blooded murder and robbery proposi
tion. Of course it is the wage-slave
element that would be impressed into
the service of brigands of the Tribune
owners' type. Not one of these vel
vety-handed gentry would shoulder a
Kirn and go into Mexico to do the
murdering and plundering in person.
Oli! no. He might get hurt. And
there are plenty of bone-heads who
| will "rally to the colors" and Standard
$15.00 a month "and found" —most of
I them dead.
This is certainly nome scabbing on
I lie city thugs, who charge John Dee
is 6 a day for gun work. But, of course,
! they it re professional man-woman-aud
child killers, and are thoroughly
equipped for preserving "law and
order" for the owners of Colorado,
West Virginia, Michigan, and other
private domains of King Capital and
liin lords of finance.
I When war with Mexico is eventual
ly provoked, we would turn out with
pleasure to escort our warlike editor
i of The Tribune to the troop train, or
transport, and gladly bid him fare
well. But no doubt our patriotic war
fomenter would fall back on the" time
honored maxim that the pen Ih migh
tier than the sword. At any rate, it
! is Hater, and "financially more profit
able."
THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST
WHAT WAR IS FOR
BRAZENLY ADMITTED
BY THE TRIBUNE
WILL THE WORKERS BE THE
CATS' PAWS?
"It is our duty to see that while
we are capturing the trade of the
world we prepare ouraelvei for do
fending it, holding it."Tribune.
Long before any framed up "insult
to the flag," "assault upon American
citizenship" excuse for grabbing a
neighboring territory is slipped over
on the befuddled public, the economic
basis for war Is brazenly played up
to soothe the easily-quieted con
sciences of the profit-mongering class
—the Brotherhood of Capitalists. It
would not do to provoke hostilities
i before the middle class profit-mongers
| are convinced that war would mean
business advantages to "our country."
Now listen!
When a school teacher who is intel
ligent enough, and knows enough, to
be a Socialist tells his pupils what
the revolutionary war was really
| fought over, or why the civil war oc
curred, or the Spanish-American war.
his economic interpretation of these
] bloody clashes of the trading and
! manufacturing claMet li relented as
contrary to the Book Trust's teach
ings: ;ih "teaching Socialism in the
public schools." Which, of course,
simply means that the teacher re
fused to lie about our worthy fore
fathers as being made of any better
clay, say, than the editor of the Tri
bune, or the head of the school book
trust.
Now conies our worthy "contem
porary," on the morning of November
19th (Thursday) and makes a clean
breast of the whole matter, acknowl
edging the truth of our contention;
namely, that all modern wars (if not
all wars) are fought for purely mer
oenary ends, with patriotism merely
as dope for the foolish; so that they
will go out to battle, under the influ
ence of this sort of hasheesh, and kill
unoffending neighbors, because their
own exploiter^ need the neighbor's
property in their business.
There is no crime a Christian or
I'agan nation would hesitate to com
mit for profit; for gold is the uni
versal good before whom they all do
real heart and soul worship. The
present carnage and pillage in Europe
attest the truth of this statement, as
does every page of truthfully written
history,
And the Tribune agrees with the
Washington Socialist, for once, in ad
mitting that the reason it calls so
loudly for a greater army and navy
is for the protection of trade -for the
profit-mongers.
First the patriotic working-class Is
forced on pain of death to produce
weajth which they will not be per
mitted to consume; and then when
the wealth which the workers produce
and are not permitted to consume
overflows the warehouses and store
rooms of "their country (?)" they 'are
turned out on the streets to beg,
starve, or steal, or —as a last resort —
join the army or navy. Then they
are sent out to get shot full of holes
while trying to secure a "fence" for
those who robbed them of their goods
SOMEWHAT , PARADOXICAL
A press dispatch Informs us that the
youth who murdered a young Indy In
Portland, Ore,, because the rejected
lilh proposal of marriage, iiiui delayed
the commission of him crime since last
.inly, having In view the probable
abolishment of the death penalty In
that stittn iii November by referendum
votn. tin next sentence in the news
Item Btatns that tiiiH KiiiiK' Tronson
"Is held In jail under close guard to
Frustrate any possible attempts at Belf
deslrnctlon." And here Is the conclud-
Ing paragraph:
"Another determlniition, he nald,
had he esoaped apprehension! was to
kill himself on the very spot WIiOTO
be had lulled the jlrl."
Thui doen the (ear of death (!)
deter men from crime. Surely the
death penalty should be preserved as
;i deterent for would be murderers.
ll'n bo effective!
RACE SUICIDE
Fashion Note: "Slipper heels are
higher tliiin ever."
Durable Matting Suit Cases at Ev
erett Trunk Factory, 2815 Rockefeller.
and chattela. The bouet call this
thieving, murderous business, "find-
Ing I market for our surplus pro
ducts." M's altO finding a trench to
bury the mutts in who produced the
goodi, then voted them to the bosffet,
and finally offer up their fool lives
helping their exploiters to got away
with the swag.
WHO ARE THE GOATS?
"Will we be the goat?"
The Tribune thui captions the art
|Cle above referred to.
Well, not the "we" that the Tribune
baa In mind.
The We IVand Co. our worthy edi
tor had In mind were the bosses. Will
they be "the goat.'.'" Well not as any
one bus ho far recorded in recent his
tory: not when it cost only a quartette
singing "Just Before the Battle Moth
er" and $1"> per month to get some
ll> my Dubb to ornament a barbed
wire entanglements with his carcass.
Now for a few candid remarks from
"contemporary," and we'll close, hop
ing our readers will all keep well and
whole when the trumpet calls for vol
unteers:
V/AR FOR TRADE
It is doubtful if one-tenth of the
people in this country know what
the present great war in Europe
is being fought about. There is
just one reason why men are be
ing killed by the thousand, why
cities are being ruined, countries
laid waste and millions of women
and children left destitute, why
the countries at war will for years
to come be smothered under a
burder of taxation that will rend
er life hardly worth the living.
The one great reason why this
frightful devastation of life and
property has come upon Europe
is trade rivalry. It is worth re
peating. Trade rivalry. The na
tions of Europe are jealous the
one of the other for each desires
above all things to be the master
of the trade of the world. The de
sire is so consuming that the na
tions do not hesitate to sacrifice
the lives and happiness of many
millions of people and the wealth
of two generations to satisfy their
mad ambitions.
May we not draw somewhat of
a warning from the statements
in the two proceeding paragraphs?
By the time Europe is settled
down again the United States will
be the leading commercial nation
of the world. We will have the
trade of the world—the very thing
that all of Europe is now fighting
for. Is it reasonable ix> expect
that the winners of the present
conflict will, after all of the sacri
fices entailed, be willing to see
the prize for which the war was
fought slip through their Hngeri
—to see the rich trade of the
earth, for which billions have been
spent in lives and money, slide
peacefully into the arms of this
nation and remain there unmolest
ed? It can hardly be expected
that such will be the case. There
fore it is our duty to see that
while we are capturing the trade
of the world we prepare ourselves
for defending it, holding it, not
against the rivalries of foreign
manufacturers and producers but
against the arms of the nations
who are now fighting each other
for just that trade. It is our des
tiny to become the greatest trade
nation, but we must be prepared
with our army and navy to defend
ourselves against those who do
not hesitate to send armies into
the field and ships over the ocean
to fight for what we will have,
trade. If we are not prepared
by the time Europe makes peace
there may be another devastating
war, and when it comes we will
be "the goat."
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