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VAST AUDIENCE FILLS EVERETT
• THEATRE TO HEAR DEBS'
LARGE AUDIENCE IS V?
. ADDRESSED BY DEBS;
SPEAKS OF WAR
*•.-...'.- __ -^-WM— .
(Prom the Everett Dally Herald)
iEugene \V.\ Debs,, thrice [candidate
for president of the United States on
Ll}- socialist ticket, addressed an audi
ence": that filled the* Everett theatre
yesterday afternoon, to - hear him.
Prefacing his ? address was a brief
statement by Maynard Shipley that
the socialist movement .was educa
tional, and Debs. offered nothing new.
Shipley declared the class struggle in
the United States has at i this time
created a more terrible warfare than
the conflict in Europe, having as a
difference only ! the form. jj Socialism,
he said, would set tree >not only the
bodies but the souls of men. -
? Human brotherhood, said Debs, has
ever been the dream of the philoso
pher, the hope of the prophet, never
realized, but about to be through the
. development of the socialist' party.
Never, he said, had a people been
self governed ■ and that E government
?? Is a denial of freedom. The realiza
tion of the lofty ideals of the social
-1 ists, whereby would come, a division
.: of dollars according to socialist
ideals, would solve every human
■■ problem. ? ?--/
Between dividends and wages, he
said, is an irreconcilable conflict;
that men grow rich because they pro
duce nothing and others remain poor
because they produce everything. He
stated | that. 4,000,000 -•" workers are
'idle in the united states now, and that
with a record cotton crop in the* south
and idle textile mills in New England,
and starving workers wanting oppor
-7 tunity to join the cotton and the mills
In wealth production, these constitute
* i*l ■~.' t"... '...iu^ii*:. .i.'.^.i ....' ..'i'vuit
. perity. *:',7? •-...■-. " '"'"
These facts, said the speaker, mere
ly prove that the owners of the ma
chinery of production, jj constituting
the government and dictating the in
dustrial and financial system, - could
no longer control their own system
and were unable to force it to operate
to produce * profits and thereby " keep
workers busy. The system, he added,
had fulfilled its purpose and that the
time is at hand to supplant it with
one founded on sanity, not only in the
interest of the , workers but for the
welfare of all humanity. That the de
terioration of the wage-system of
wealth distribution was so apparent,
and the necessity of reorganizing so
ciety on a socialistic basis also so evi
dent, that the proposal needed no
argument.
The Militia
Whether in an autocracy, a limited
monarchy, or a republic, continuation
of the capitalistic system, said the
speaker, depends for its preservation
upon some form of militarism. In the
United States this was found in the
state militia organizations, he stated,
adding that the only times it was nec
essary to preserve order was when
the workers wanted something.
Referring to the war in Europe,
Debs declared it to be the outgrowth
of capitalism. Nations unable to con
sume their wealth products, he de
clared, depend upon foreign markets
for disposition of the surplus.. Ultim
ately and inevitably, he said, the
struggle to control the foreign market
led to war between the competing na
tions.
Debs said a law of the United States
makes every man between the ages
of 18 and 45 years a soldier, adding
that this law had been surreptitiously
passed, without publicity at the time,
and that few residents of the country
knew of its existence.
War and Peace
Stating that on the day when the
people of the United States joined in
prayer for the restoration of peace in
Europe 18,000,000 rifle cartridges left
New York on a ship for Europe. Debs
said: "Prayers are cheap, but there
is profit In powder and munitions of
war." The statement was greeted
with cheers and jeers by the big audi
ence.
The only bona fide peace movement.
Bald Debs, is the socialist movement,
the church, The Hague tribunal, etc.,
being failures, governmental protesta
tions of neutrality being pure hypo
crisy. Only in the change that would
result In an exchange, without profit,
of the surplus products of various na
tions, could there be hope of enduring
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Washington Socialist
DEBS AROUSES WORKERS
FULL HOUSE GREETS
Ah OUR 'GENE
. _~ -,
IFULL HOUSE GREETS
OUR GENE
Makes Telling Points
When comrade Debs stepped upon
the stage of the Everett theatre last
Sunday afternoon, he received a trem
•.nflous ovation; „The house was full.
and the vast audience listened to
our ?''Gone""? with rapt attention.
Debs scored the capitalist system
as an outgrown institution which
no I longer serves t the intorests
of humanity, and urged his hearers to
unitefwith the Socialists politically,
and with their brother wage-slaves in
dustrially (unionized), for the purpose
of transforming present-day society
from its anti-social nature and pur
pose : to J a social democracy, under
which man's better qualities will be
nurtured and a genuine brotherhood
is scored the capitalist system
an outgrown institution which
longer serves , the inter, si.*
lumanlty, and urged his hearers to
le with the Socialists politically,
with their brother wageslaves in
trially (unionized I. for the purpose
transforming present-day society
n its anti-social nature and pur-
I to a social democracy, under
eh man's better qualities will be
tured and a genuine brotherhood
of nan established.
- Comrade Debs was in excellent
form, and everyone who had heard
him previously said that Sunday's
speech was even better than the stir
ring addresses given here on other
occasions. Much enthusiasm for the
Cause was aroused, and .the visit of
comrade Debs in Everett at this time
cannot but result in a permanent ad
vance of the local movement."" 4?
SHIPLEY DID j NOT SAY
■ 'MORE TERRIBLE WAR
FARE" IN UNITED
?'*? STATES
Class Struggle in America Is
'' More Important
; In * reporting' his introductory re
marks, at the Debs . meeting, the'
Herald inadvertently misquotes what,
the editor of this paper said. He did :
wet. i.,^,- 1,.1. ■ - "',.1 i..a.~rfi ■..-.w.iii., I ■ JLv.
the United States has created a more
terrible warfare than the conflict in
Europe." There could not be a '"more
' terrible warfare" than that In which
the Christian [ anti-Socialists of Eu
: rope are engaged. Shipley said that—
"The horrible orgy of anarchy and
wholesale murder which the capitalist
' class of Europe are indulging in at
' this time, has . diverted the public's
attention 'from the less spectacular;
but far more important, struggle
, which is going on today right here in
America: I refer: to the class-con
scious struggle of the more enlighten
ed workers for the-abolition of wage
slavery, with its degrading extremes i
of poverty for the many ' and of in
ordinate (unearned) wealth for the
few.",,. ... a,. -J
."Far more important," that's what
| Shipley said of the class struggle In
America.
■ The struggle for abolition of wage
slavery in the United States is more
Important than the horrible warfare
in Europe for the reason that the con
flict in that devastated land is futile
1 and purposeless, so far as human ad
vancement is concerned; worse, it
will turn back the upward struggle of
man biologically, if not sociologically,
thousands of years. And after "vic
tory" is declared by one faction or the
other, it will be but the victory of
| brute force and greed over Intellect
' and progress, as represented by what
was fast becoming a great interna
-1 tional working-class movement for
I abolition of economic servitude and
| wage-slavery, and the establishment
1 of the brotherhood of man under in
ternational industrial democracy.
ABOUT THOSE DEBS TICKETS
i -.. '
i Comrades who" have not yet settled
for their Debs tickets should do so
!AT ONCE and prevent delay. Settle
j at the county office, Socialist party,
Everett, Wash., or write Carl Ulonska,
1612 California street. ';?*? V?
i . .
i Don't forget the basket social
to be held a week from next Sun
day, February 7, at 8 o'clock, So
cialist Party Headquarters, 1612
California street.
1 The Young People's league will
, take part and a general good time
for all will be had.
For further information call up
comrade Tillie Roeder, Ind. 253 Z.
peace on earth, and that this could not
be until the workers had risen in re
bellion against government and rear
ranged society on such a basis that
no other man than the worker could
share in the product of that worker.
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS. YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN
DR. MANNING'S GOSPEL OF ABSTINENCE AS A SOLUTION
OF THE PROBLEM OF POVERTY
Everett Workers Are Paid Wore Wages' Than the Value of Their Products
Says Local Philosopher
DR. MANNING EXHIBIT ON
"WHY THE PEOPLE ARE
HUNGRY" v

People Are Poor Because They
Don't Go Without What They
Need, Says Lecturer .?w?
Superabundant Wealth Production I*
for Benefit of Employing Class
Only According to "Econ
omist" Manning
One of the boldest exhibits of bour
geois clap-trap, masquerading under
the guise of friendly advice to wage
workers, was offered a none-too-Intel
llgent public last, week from the stage
of the High school auditorium. Such
perversions of simple truisms, twist-
Ings and contortions of facts and allu
sions, to suit the.lecturer's economic
interests as profit-monger! Such
topsy-turvy reasoning (?) and absurd
paradoxes! We have the lecture, as
reported by the dally papers, placed on
file and marked exhibit "A."
People are hungry, declared, Dr.
Manning, not because of what they
don't get, but because of what they
spend!
Cold type will never be able to con
vey any idea of the grim, hard, sel
fish, brutal complacency of the lec
turer's point of view. One must need
come into the physical presence of
such a personality before the male
volence of his sugar-coated j doctrine
of abstinence and low-living could be
tall"* appreciated.; ? * 7
'lYou '*I*)**' 7 ."who*** l"'"J; r| .'alyirj*,
crystalized in the' billions of , dollars
of "capital" held by the owning class
of this country, read this gem from
Dr. Manning's lecture:
"We hear much that manual labor
does not get its share of the products
;of labor. It it not true that Everett
labor is paid more than it produces
our plumbers, carpenters, masons
and so-called common laborers?
Considering the quality and quantity
of their product, are they not paid
more than their services are worth?"
That Bank Account.
Dr. Manning is at least uncompli
mentary to his own class when he
i tells them they are paying more for
labor-power than they realize from its
use. But then, there's that bank ac
count to offset the doctor's slam.
One must needs have —under-
standing^ — the "bard-headed busi
ness" philosophy of this candid re
vealer of capitalist class philosophy to
appreciate the sinister wish and de
sign of the speaker. Were this same
"scholarly" gentleman to have his
way; had he the power to carry out
his evil will toward the working class,
it would not be long before American
wage earners would be reduced to the
low level of the moujiks of Russia,
the coolies of the Orient, or the des
poiled peons of ravished Mexico.
But let the benevolent gentleman
speak for himself; he asks:
"Do wages make any difference?
If your wages were doubled now,
would you not spend it all? A single
man getting $1.50 a day, if he spends
it all, is in better position than if he
earns $7 a day and spends It all. The
$1.50 will supply all his necessary
wants and comforts, and he cannot
spend the larger sum without extrav
agance, intemperance and waste."
Do Wages Make Any Difference?
There you have his hope and his
prayer, fellow wage-slaves: the reduc
ing of American wages to the $1.50
a day standard, or less. "The $1.50
will supply all his necessary wants
and comforts," as a work animal, or
mere wage slave. And we. can't all
"save our earnings" and become capi
talists, or there would be no wage
slaves left to exploit with our capital.
The "friendly" doctor seems to be
blissfully ignorant of the fact that
every dollar of wages not spent by the
working class means that much less
demand for workers to produce more
commodities; means closed factories,
discharged clerks, a general tendency
toward an industrial crisis.
As we can't all be owners of our
means of wealth production without
destroying the sources from which pro
—another word for unpaid labor—
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EVERETT. WASIUNGTf^. THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 1914
H a '
are mads, why glvo;**Ao wage slave
more than the $1.50 n^ossary to sup-
N^'aii J>ls necessary Hants and com
fort*"! Why should AXi capitalist not
•MMM more bo, through appropriat
lug the worker's products In larger
chunks per diem' If "tine wage slave
can exist on $1.50 a day, why let him
have $2.00, a day out .]f his own pro
ducts? Why should M. Dr. Manning,
and his fellow exploit's, expropriate
for themselves all of mo products of
the workers, and just Hind them back
enough to supply thei'j with the nec
essary stalls, hay, anrrbats? ?: ?/
Is not a wage slave ,w ho Is allowed
$1.50 out of the $10.01^ a day he pro
duces ■ happier with $I.Gob worth of
food, clothing, . shelter I books, music,
dental and doctor's Her ice, recreation,
travel, helping a fries* out of work,
supporting aged parents, than one who
has, $7 a day to meet k*MM expenses?
Sure,? argues the goory doctor. Why
seek to enjoy the goo. things of life
as you earn them, whe?by going with
out them you can— so B« learned doc
tor says,—some day become an em
ployer yourself and have a good time
on the other fellow's -eat. Says he:
Self-Denlf!
"A man likes his ci^ar, the attrac
tions of the theatre, hunting and fish
ing and sports. His w|fo'wants a new
dress, or a hat, or botl . and a picture
of baby, and suggests *hat baby pic
ture would be better. i-, ( jfe baby cloth
ed lin new and more c garments. |
The thoughtful wnian's»<jsv,,No.,. ! 1 To cb
lain that which he mu/t^aV. for these I
, ~.., ....-- -^. ■,- . ... . .j. „. ,v
—both ? are gone forever. The
cigar' does * him 'no , gooa.fiid', may do
him harm.. The pleasures of the sa
loon are animal rather than of the soul
and degrade him. He remembers that
baby will grow up, and will need edu
cation; be knows that the dollar in
vested in the pictures of baby wanted
by his wife, saved now, will be $3 at
the time of baby's greatest need,, and
without effort on his part, the dollar
working, at honest work, while he
sleeps, and multiplying not by magic
but by its intrinsic worth."
Dollars Work the Worker
How can a dollar work, "at honest
work, while (its owner) sleeps"? .;
The Socialist objects to this kind of
"magic." He knows that the kind of i
"intrinsic worth" the doctor imputes
to the dollar is its quality of being
able to work the worker by owning
his means of living. This is how the
dollar invested Is multiplied while the
said owner "sleeps."
Why Let the Dollar "Work"?
Now if Dr. Manning is so rhapsodi
cally in love with work; if "construe-:
tive work" is man's best friend; if as
the labor loving doctor says: I
"Children should be Introduced to
work at an early and tender age and
if possible taught to love it, and In a
few generations mankind will see the
revolutionizing or" the world." J
If this is true, why, then, should j
our apostle of hard work wain to Ist",
the dollar do the work while lie sleeps?
Why not do the loved work himself?
Especially when $1.50 a day will be
sufficient for the needs and comforts
of the doctor. Family? Put the chil
dren to work "at an early and tender
age." No, the doctor: would let the
dollar work while he sleeps. ;
DOLLARS DON'T BREED j
Dr. Manning knows' well enough
that the only way money can be made
to multiply itself, while the owner,
thereof sleeps, is by using it to work
the worker! It's own Intrinsic value
is a use value, and not a breeding
value. Money does not multiply it- j
self "by its intrinsic worth." Money
can't breed unless there are wage ,
workers to be bled, exploited. A bar-j
rel of $20 gold pieces placed in the
sub-cellar for ages would not breed,
would not be "honestly earning for'
you," while you sleep. No. Money i
"earns" only when it is used to em
ploy a man to produce wealth for '
which he is not paid. Money becomes
"capital" only when it is used to buy
and own that which some one else
must use in order to make a living,
And when it is so employed, it is de-'
signed that the worker, the wage- ;
slave, shall be forced, on the average,
?" WHY "RAINY DAYS"?
' '' Something Radically Wrong"
• SOCIALISTS KNOW WHAT IT IS
i , Dr. Manning says that, under capi
talism, "rainy days," I. c., unemploy
ment, are "sure to come." Of course
they are. Such is capitalism. Now
for the remedy: Skimp and save;
make of yourself a contemptible tight
wad; go without the things you wish
| to enjoy; make of life a continual pen
-! ance, a dull routine of abstinence, pre
"paring for the "rainy days," which are
sure to come under a system of pro
duction for profit. Instead of for use.
WHY BE NIGGARDLY?
But why should the industrious
workers deny themselves the com
forts, yea, the luxuries afforded by
modern machine production?
If capitalism necessitates "rainy
days," unemployment, abstinence,
stinginess (and meanness generally),
why not abolish capitalism?
NATURE IS PRODIGAL
No Need for Scrimping
.
Dr. Manning, somewhat paradoxi
cally, started . off his sermon on the
blessings of going without things by
citing .1$ statistics :* showing the ,: over
whelming prodigality Sof ? mother i Na
ture, especially " our ; own J quarter-sec
tion of the globe. The patriotic doc
*or (lahprskinner* arc alv.-ftvq fe-v
ently patriotic!) dwelt at length, with
imposing figures, upon the capacity of
the American working-class to produce
many times the food, clothing and
shelter consumed at present by them.
| Then what's the matter, Doc, what do
you want us to scrimp and scrape for
and deny the baby a rattle? Isn't
there something "radically wrong"
with your think tank? Or do you
think the trouble lies with ours, and
that we'll let you get away with your
gospel of stinginess? Well, we wont.
I
jto accept for his wages, merely the
cost of his keep as a two-legged do
mesticated work -animal. Whatever
he may be paid above present neces
sities must be laid aside, says Dr.
1 Manning, to keep himself alive at his
| own expense when the bosses do not
| need his labor-power for the produc
tion of profitsprofits for the boss:
every dollar of clear profit for the boss
meaning so much unpaid labor for
the wage slave.
How Dollars Work While One Sleeps.
Any man who gets a dollar which
he didn't earn, who gets it by merely
owning "capital" and exploiting labor
\ thereby, while he sleeps, takes it
away from some one who earned it
while awake and didn't get It. The
robbery is'disguised under the form
of wages paid—paid out of the work-
J er's own product.
JM Wages are not paid out of the
bosses' capital, or from his strong-box.
As a matter of fact, the worker is not
paid by the boss at all; Tie pays him
self with a portion of the product of
his own labor-power: all above his
wages that he produces he is not paid
for at all. The unpaid—for labor pow
er is used to produce wealth for the
j boss free, hence, are called profits, or
"velvet." This is the wealth which
flows to the exploiter while he
"sleeps." It was not derived from
. "the dollar working at honest work,"
but from some wage-slave working
for nothing after he has earned the
$1.50 called his wages. He earns all
i he is going to get, the cost of his keep,
during the first few hours of the day;
, the rest of the day lie works for noth
j Ing, and gets it. The boss may "pay"
| the $1.50, but the wage-slave has al
ready produced tile value of the money
1 paid before he sees it, besides what
i ever values he produced above the
$1.50. He also furnishes the "capital"
owned by the boss, since this also was
i derived from the unpaid labor, or pro
; fits, somewhere, and some time.
Did the Boss Supply the "Capital?"
I Yes, from the same place he sup
j plied the $1.50; from the products of
i wage-labor. The JiI.OOO millions of
dollars "capital" invested in the
AN AUTHORITY ON
"COWARDICE"
DR. MANNING LECTUREB COM
MERCIAL CLUB
When Dr. J. F. Manning presume!
to teach the people of Everett what Ik
calls the "sociology" of Karl Mara, h<
Is talking about something he. doesn't
even know the name of: Marx was
not, as the learned (?) doctor alleges
"a German writer on sociology." Mam
had the honor of being, however, the
greatest writer on' political economy
that the world has ever produced,
Which means that Dr. Manning had
the audacity of presuming to "teach"
the Marxian economy without having
troubled himself to read Marx first,
Doubtless he relied upon the* Ignor
ance of his audience. And it must be
granted that he reckoned well, since,
Socialists excepted, 'he was able to
put his fabrications over , and get
away with, them!.., ?'•
, "COWARDICE" ;
Monday evening of this week the
doctor was happier in the choice of a
subject, when he lectured the Com
mercial club. The doctor took for his
theme, "Cowardice." We do not ques
tion the doctor's authority on this
subject. He must have felt thorough
ly at home in it, Judging from I the
way he "beat it" last week when chal
lenged to make good" In debate his
ridiculous asseverations. He was too
cowardly to repeat them while giving
some one who knows what Marx
taught a chance to show an Everett
audience that Dr. Manning, as a poli
tical economist, or would-be states^
man, is a fraud, a rank Impostor. -
The Morning Tribune of , Tuesday
last, reporting | Dr. , Manning's Com
mercial • club speech, says:/??Iiv?*??|
"Dr. 7 Manning took as ) his "j subject
'Cowardice' and pointed out that busi
ness, education, capital and t labor ; are
deplhly^ afraid? of each other, while
on*r ■t.i.rittraiicrf'-tfteoTnr 'ttr&e miliitii&o »t
bravery." 7 ?':-,-, .X; ',--;.. - \?.: ~?.;??
| Here the doctor is partly right, at
least "only ignorance j shows a semb
lance of.bravery." That it is but a
semblance of bravery was well evi
denced by Dr.; Manning himself a
week ago, at the High school. At
heart ignorance •ist a - coward. Dr.
Manning speaks here as one who
knows his subject wellwell enough
to keep off the firing line.
The Doc. further said, to his fellow
comniercialists: : >—. , , *7 ?' r'*«ft*
•'We should meet ignorance and
wrong by a mighty intelligence and
right." jji ~v- .** -. :;: ' ~"
If the Socialists are, as Dr. Manning
alleges, both ignorant and wrong, why
does he not dare to meet one of them
on a public platform and expose him?
Knowing that he possesses neither
"a. mighty Intelligence"..'. nor -the
"right" attitude toward public prob
lems, Manning very wisely makes his
face at the Socialists, holds his thumb
to his nose, makes a grimace and
runs away.
We may accept Dr. J. F. Manning
as one who speaks with authority
when. his topic is "Cowardice." ?
HERE'S A THOUGHT /y
It is much safer to shout with the
crowd than against it. That is why
the crowd makes such' a noise.—
Printer's Ink.
The average worker votes for noth
ing and then kicks because he gets
it.—Columbus, 0., Socialist.
manufacturing industries of this coun
try were not "saved" by the bosses
out of their own products, but out of
the products of the wage-slaves; it
represents the values the workers pro
duced and didn't get Then the Mutts
pay the bosses a tax of about $8 a
day for using their own machinery for
a few hours a day for themselves, for
their own wages; which the boss
makes them think he paid out of his
labor.
DIRECTIVE WORK?
Did not the bosses work themselves,
besides working the workers? \
Some of them did. And they gave
themselves ■ mighty liberal "salaries"
for their "directive ability." And they
didn't stop at $7 per diem, neither.
The amount of their salaries was
largely determined ,by what they
"owned," not by what they did, by
way of superintendence. It was "the
dollars at work while they slept" that
made them rich; to-wit, the dollars
which the workers produced and did
not get.
MR. WOOD LIKED
II THE DOCTOR'S DOPE
• Carefully Evades Purport of
Apologist's Address
i THROWS BAND OF "ECONOMY"
I IN PEOPLE'S EYES J^|I|
:■; In the Morning Tribune of. January
23, an obscure individual, signing his
name Richard P.: Wood, tries to lead,
the people of Everett to believe that
the warp and 'woof of, Dr. Manning's
reactionary.-address;* at the High
school,'• a week ago, was ■ merely a ' de
sire to | show I the, workers of 2 Everett
the folly of wastefulness and improvid
ence, and the advantages, on the other,
hand, to be derived,' under capitalism,
from economy, or living on a standard
below one's Income. ; : 7 .4
~,. Now no one, of course, least of all j
a Socialist, has any. argument to offer
against the intelligent j use of money
earned, and the expediency, under ex
isting • conditions, of the more § far
sighted f and - provident [ among .wage
earners laying away whatever portion 1
of * their ■ wages which, through' self
denial, they? can manage to hoard.
Manning is right in his assertion that?
under capitalist misrule, the wage
workers -will certainly need whatever
they can save for the many "rainy"
days that are Inherent in this profit
monger's systeml of Industry for j ex
ploitation •; only. ■ As applied to the :
occasional Individual, 1 the advice of
Mr. Richard P. Wood's messiah Is
well given; as applied to the workers
as a class it is all rot, Impossible of
realization and viciously misleading in
Its false Implications. ?." Xyx\*??x.
We do not, mind you, gentle reader,7
allow our * "class [ hatred," "venom of
jealousy," and lack of "desire for hon
est labor," »so., to , mislead us ,as to
rashly assume that either the tender?
hearted Dr. T Manning or. his apostle of
"content" under the yoke, our benevol
ent ■ friend of ■ labor, Mr. Wood, ' really %
.kmiw anvth *':,-"■ about why jh«l r »rf.
vice cannot oe followed by^lie'-WBjK-'
slave element ;as a class; ( this would'
be to impute <to them at least an ele
mentary : knowledge |of ' political econ
omy, which neither of them can justly
be suspected of possessing..
I All we wish to point > out here, , to:
any one who might guilelessly assume
that we are attacking the benevolent '
(?) doctor's doctored .lecture: on the:
point emphasized by the philanthropic
Richard P. Wood, is this: We are not
opposing Dr. Manning's address on
the basis of the self-evident platitudes
with which his quack remedy for pov
erty was adulterated; we are attack
ing:, the nasty, poisonous Inostrum
beneath his sugar-coated pellets of
what should |be called, "Proverbs for
those destitute of money and brains."
A Discredited Policy :?
Dr. Manning and Richard P. Wood
are merely following the old trick of
putting over a' bunch of truisms, 'as
platitudinous as a fresh "discovery"
by Theodore Roosevelt,"along with a
mass of pure—or impurefabrications
and perversions of self-evident truths;
merely to- mislead and deceive. But
thinking people recognize this old, dis
honest method of argument. The
theologians beat you to it. Doc, and
Dick.' - ??H ???.^*
We can afford space here for just
one example of Richard P. Wood's
imitation '"* of Dr. '■'" Manning's bunk.
Here is the scintillant gem:—"instead
of spreading the gospel '. of joy in
work it preaches the doctrine of
shame in work."
Says he further:
"There is a certain venomous sec
tion of the working class which should
be excluded from the society of de* ?nt
and intelligent , workers. It poisons
alike the working hours and the so
cial hours with the venom of jealousy
and hatred; '• it ■ inspires dissension
where harmony ia .necessary for good
results; it fills the working class with
self-pity for its so-called down-trodden
condition; instead of spreading the
gospel of joy in work it preaches the
doctrine of shame in work," etc.
Presumably, the "it" is the "venom
ous section."
Somewhat "Venemous"
Now see here, isn't this state
ment just a bit "venomous" itself?
Why not confine your criticism to the
facts at issue, seeing that you are so
much opposed to "a warlike feeling,"
and so strong on "human love," and
all that? Don't be "venomous," Dick;
as you yourself —"it warps the
character; biases the judgment; des
troys nonor; kills joy; chases hope
and leaves in its barren track noth
ing but a desert in which no flower of
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