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P« Washington Socialist Rnt«r«»<l as swondola** matter March 9. 1911, at tho pootofflce at Kverett, Washington, under Hie act Of March 3. WTI INO PIIONK 4TS7, Published ever) Thursday by the Tress Committee of the Socialist Party of BnohOmlsh County, 1612 Call tornla St . Kvorett. Wash. Mttynard Shipley, Kdttor. II \\ Watts. Business Manager Advertising Manager, K. 0. Crosby. Yearly subscription. $1.00; six months. ROc; three months, 25c; single copies. Re. .^_^____ NEW BUSINESS MANAGER Takes Charge of Washington Socialist For several weeks we have been putting off making M announcement to our readers that we wish It were not necessary to make, namely, the resignation of our business manager. Katherine H. Hodgins, which took ef fect on February Ist. Having been offered a remunerative line of work for which she is particu larly well fitted, she decided that. In asmuch as she had served the paper gratuitously for thirteen months, she was justified in accepting the offer. She will, however, have some oppor tunities to serve the interests of tho paper now that were not possible when her time was all taken up with the routine work of the office. She will continue to devote any spare time she may have in assisting the paper in every way. OUR NEW MANAGER We are fortunate in having been able to secure for business manager comrade H. W. Watts, who is. In ev ery respect, well qualified to carry on successfully the work of business man ager. Comrade Watts will continue the policy that has enabled us to enter the new year free of debt. Our wide-awake new manager has had valuable experience in newspaper work in the past, and knows that a conservative, economical policy, such as has been carried out for the past year, is the only safe policy for any Socialist paper. Comrade Watts is active in all of the organization work, and is on the whole, a rebel the like of which are all too rarely found. We wish there were ten million in the country like Watts. We have the utmost confi dence in our new business manager, and we ask our readers to share this confidence with us. ..It was announced at the beginning; of February that the paper was entire-, ly free of debt, and that there was ■ufficient on hand to pay the print | bills for one month. This was most, encouraging in view of the fact that we have been on the up-hill grade for ten months, with this end in view. But remember, comrades, that WE MUST MAINTAIN THIS RECORD. We must not lie down on our oars for a single minute. THE WASHING-! TON SOCIALIST is growing in popu-j larity every day,—is making new friends with each issue. There should be enough LIVE REDS in this state to support a genuine Marxian paper, standing uncompromisingly for Inter nationalism. Now our readers all know that we never ask for charity, or donations. But we do ask that you get out and get subscriptions. There is but one excuse for the existence of a Socialist paper, and that is, TO TEACH SO CIALISM. And we have not fulfilled this mission while there is one possi bility of a subscriber in the state that has not been garnered. We simply MUST keep up our subscription list, or admit that the Reds of Washington do not want a strictly revolutionary paper. Comrades, new subscribers do not usually come to a Socialist paper's support uninvited. Without its loyal "Army" of hustlers the Appeal itself would have to suspend publication within 30 days. Why not give the same earnest (support to The Wash ington Socialist, a party-owned paper, as is given by bo many of you to a privately-owned paper? We can and do furnißh readers with what moet of the old-time Socialists are beginning to admit is "a rattling good paper"— to quote a well known comrade's words. Rut we can't furnish the new subscribers. This must be done by volunteer hustlers, individually, or by the various locals. No Socialist paper can grow and prosper at this stage in the history of the movement unless it can obtain the loyal support of com rades who are in dead earnest, and who realize how necessary to our present and future progress is our own party-controlled press. Each one (iet One,--one new subscriber, this very week, —let this be our slogan, and let's act on It at the earliest pos sible moment! Get your trunks, suit cases and ladies' hand bags—or have them re paired at Everett Trunk Factory, 2815 Rockefeller. Trading stamp*. PROFIT MONGER' The phrase "profit-monger" Is .in ployed in The Washington Socialist with two different Implications, ac cording tO "to context It may be well I to explain Just what meaning! we j wish to convey In (he two Instances. j Generally speaking, wo MM KM phrase as an expression of contempt) as applying to a class of pontons who can see no object In life beyond In i creasing profits; for profits they live and move and have their Ignoble be ing, and without profits they honestly believe '■civilization" would come to an end and society perish. These arc genuine profit-mongers, by Instinct, breeding, and mlseducatlon. Wo call them profit-mongers lii the same spirit of contempt with which they wish to I stigmatize the word "Socialist, 11 as used by them In their Ignorance and sordtdness. We detest their stupid ity, though we do not blame them for being what they are We do not hate them, but we despise their contempt ibly narrow outlook and their lack of social Ideals. In the second use of the phrase pro- mongers wo mean simply those who by force of circumstance* are technically dependent upon profits for a living, but whose Ideals are social In nature and who personally desire to see a co-operative common wealth established. In which fraternity and mutual aid, democracy and social service will be the dominant factors of civilization. These are the working farmers and the merchants of ad vanced Ideals who live by work and . profits through necessity, not from choice; who prefer a system of pro duction for use, instead of for profits, but who. finding themselves in the i minority, make the best of the situa tion, and try to beat the capitalistical- J ly-minded at their own game of profit- j mongerlng. No odium attaches to the phrase profit-monger In their cases. Particularly is this true in the case of the hard-working wealth-producing farmer, himself one of the most hard pressed, hard-worked, ill-requited vic tims of capitalism. Only technically is he a profit-monger. He Is practical ly a member of the working class. His ultimate interests all lie with the working-class, and he should identify himself actively with the Socialists j though some of his immediate material I Interests have to be sacrificed in sup port of the -wage-earning proletariat. SERVES THE STATE Washington Socialist Goes Every where. While this paper is technically own ed and controlled, for convenience, only by the comrades of one county, it nevertheless functions as a paper for comrades and locals everywhere in Washington. A word of caution, or advice, fro ma local east of the moun tains would be received at the edi torial rooms in the same receptive spirit as though it were sent from Ed monds, Arlington, or Local Everett No. 3, or No. 1. Socialism is not a local matter. If you are a lied Card member, let us hear from you, wher ever you are located. PARTY-OWNED AND PARTY CONTROLLED Lest there be some misunderstand ing as to the use of the phrases party owned and party-controlled In relation to The Washington Socialist, we wißh to explain that we use these words in contrast with privately-owned and in dividually-controlled. This paper is owned by the Socialist party of Sno homish county, and controlled by a Board of Trustees elected in mass meeting, or county convention, of com rades in good standing. This Board, acting for the entire county member ship, selects the editor, business man ager, and advertising manager; also determines what their respective wages shall be. The policy of the pa per is under their direct, supervision; and comrades Here elected at the last meeting who could readily respond to a call for a board meeting. It is un derstood that the paper shall incur no indebtedness In the name of the coun ty membership. It's a case of pay up, or close up. We have paid up, With the energetic support of our readers, with the help of a voluntary army of sub. hustlers, we shall continue not only to pay up, but. to grow up. Gel into the battle, comrade; "come on In, it's fine!" No paper serving the interests of the working-class ever grew and pros pered just because it was an efficient educational and propaganda medium — just because it was "a good paper." If it's subscription list ever attained any considerable length, it was be cause It had a bunch of "good" hust lers back of it. Workers, "subsidize" your own press by your PERSONAL EFFORTS; then the money part will take care of itself. We don't need much money. WE NEED MORE SUB SCRIBERS! INTERESTING QUESTIONS A comrade haH sent In a Hut of very Interesting questions for editorial treatment in them' columni, mill wo | shall certainly bo glad to take up null ! one, of them as taut iih our limited I space win permit. a very Important question to tin! Socialist Ih tin- follow linn: (1) "Is ii fanner Who <>wiih lilh htm a member of Hie middle class? (2) If bo, why in a oarpenter who owns his tools a member of Ihe work ing class?" (1) Yob. (2) A carpenter who owns his tools Ih a member of (ho working class, a proletarian; because ! lii« has nothing but lilh labor power to Hell, because ho must find an employ er before he can uso his tools In earn lug a living—ho cannot realize his labor with mere ownership of tools; ■ lie must have material, viz., lumber, nails, window-glass, hardware, etc . bo lore ho can earn lilt* living aH a car penter. So ho must Hell his labor power to a contractor, or capitalist. If ho has all these things uvallablo, in his own name, lichlilch owning his tools, and builds houses to sell at a profit, lie ceases to be I member of the working class; he has something to sell for a living besides labor power; he becomes a profit-monger, hence a member of the middle class. Ills Im mediate Interests will become Identi cal with all who have material to buy ; for manufacturing or building pur poses; his concern will bo profit*,— not wages. Insofar aH ho would be Interested In wages at all, it would be In seeing them fall, so that the price of materials would fall proportionately. Returning to the case of the farm- I er: he Is also a profit-monger, having product* of labor to sell for more than It cost to produce them, I. c., for a profit. If he employs help, It Is to his i Interest to buy labor-power as cheaply ' as he can, so that he can meet the selling prices of competitors In tho open market, and realize a profit on his products. The cheaper the cost of I his supplies, machinery, groceries, harness, etc., etc., the greater his pro fits; so he is interested in low prices, ; and low prices can best be obtained ' on the basis of low wages for the working class who produce the things the farmer must buy. The non-Socialist farmer wants to "bust the trusts;" but i it is the trusts and monopolists who are at present, on the average, paying the maximum wage sand establishing ! better conditions for wage earners. Small, competing concerns are forced to grind down their wage-slaves to the ! lowest possible wages and the great est possible number of hours' work per | month. To sum up: All who are vitally in | terested in gaining higher wages and a shorter and shorter workday, and who have nothing but their labor-pow er to sell, who must find an employer before they can eat bread, are mem bers of the working-class. All others I are members of the middle or pluto cratic classes, however ardent their desire for the coming of Socialism may be. Note: As about one billion dollars of farm products must each year be disposed of in foreign markets, it is to the interest of the farmer that the average wages in the United States approximate as closely as possible the I average of wages paid in the countries 1 where his products must be sold. i However, higher wages paid to wage workers in the United States would re sult in a greater demand for agricul tural products at home; hence, higher ', prices and larger profits for the farm er, other things being equal. But ■ other things are not equal. The ques j tion is too complex to treat of fully here. THE SOCIALIST PRESS By DAN HOGAN. 1 want to see the Socialist press suc coed everywhere. Instead of having too many Socialist papers, as many are often heard to | say, we really haven't enough. Folks who run Socialist papers do not do so for the money there Is in It, they run them because they have something to say — because they couldn't do otherwise. Do not neglect your local paper. It is needed. It may not be large nor imposing in appearance, but it helps to keep your local movement on the man and you should keep in touch with it, and if it falls, don't let the • iiiirto of its failure rest with you. ONE OF THE BEST Every reader of this paper should procure a copy of com rude l'ilking ton's pamphlet, "The Wage Worker and Farmer," reviewed elsewhere in | this issue. In our opinion, it is one of the best short studies so far published on the subject. July 4 is to be "I'eace Day" at the Panama Exposition. What other hum orous features are being planned?— Kansas City Star. Dr. Ross Earlywine, Dentist, 205 American Bank Bldg. Both Phones 726. Tn W AMMXK OTOM tOOIALOT WILL BE PUBLISHED IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE A Hiiinmitry of comrade Klrkpnl rlck'H splendid leoturo, "Wnr Agalimt War" will bo published In next week'n Issue of this paper. No one can re produce even an outline of it lecture by comrade Kirkpatrick; one must hear 11. one must see 11. for the author of "War — What For" produces won derful results by pnntoiiiliK!, gestures, facial expression. Anyhow, we'll do our best to give Borne of the facts stated in last Sunday's lecture, The local paying the freight or cx i press may have any quantity (up to | 200,000") of War Leaflet No. 2, "How ITo Do It," by writing to 11. M Sinclair, secretary or (he Socialist party of Ok lahoma, 320 Scott Thompson Bids., Oklahoma City. Comrade Sinclair al-l ho haH a number of posters, "Starve ; Hie War—Fend America," which ho I wishes to dispose of In the same man nor. — WHY IS IT? Since listening to till' tremendous lecture of comrade Goo. H. Klrkpat rick, given here, last Sunday, In the I'i'i>|)li>'h theatre, with every Heat lll ed, from gallery to orchestra, we have asked ourselves (and others) over and 'over again this question: Why Is It | that tho power and charm of Kirk patrick aH a lecturer Is not on Hie lips of every Socialist from Now York 'to San Frunclßco; from Tampa to Nome; from Quebec to San Diego? Why Is It that his fame as an orator teacher is not the subject of nation wide, comment In our locals, In our party press, and In our party conven tions? Why It It? Why does Klrkpatrick not receive the same well-merited praise and ad vertising that Is given, say, to comrade Dobs? Kirkpatrick Is as great a plat form lecturer In his way as Is com- ] 1 rade Debs, with his own Inimitable charm, magnetism, and forcefulness. ; . With a method, of delivery at once j humorous, eloquent, lucid, logical to a I degree, appealing—nay, compelling, i George EL Klrkpatrlck's name, if he i ; be accorded full justice, will go down j In history as one of the three or four j greatest orators America has so far , produced. No one here that we have ■ I asked about Sunday's speech but ! ■ freely concedes that it was as bril liant, interesting, instructive and elo- I quent a lecture as any of the very ! , best they had ever heard, barring . none. Many tell us that they enjoyed , it the roost of any speech they ever j heard, to whiciL we can but add our i own confession. Why Is It then, since , we can stir up not one dissentient , voice on the subject, that the fact Is j not widely and freely admitted by the ! , Socialist press, generally, that George R. Kirkpatrick is one of the three or j , four greatest American speakers? • In Imagination we hear some grouch i , mumbling, "There i you are, more of! that hero-worshiping stuff." (That is, , we would hear it if the said grouch | ■ weren't too busy hero-worshiping ■ somebody else on his own account.) | No, comrades, giving a worker in our grand cause all the credit he has . earned by his hard work, study and j talents Is not hero —worship but simple justice. Klrkpatrick has it j coming to htm. Why. withhold our full measure of appreciation In his case when we are so lavish in our adulation along beaten paths? Now : , then, are you ready? All right, we i want to go on record with the follow- 1 ing declaration: George R. Kirkpat rick is one of the greatest public speakers of this century. Some of the lecturers who are con , ventionally named before Kirkpatrick pale into insignificance when honestly compared with him. As this opinion Is generally con curred in by the Individual comrades around here, Why is It that wo are always writing and speaking of Oeorge R, Kirkpatrlck, when advertis ing his meetings, only as author of "War What For?" Great a book as this is, proud as one might feel to be itK author, Kirkpatrir.k should never theless rank higher as an orator than he does as the juHtly famous author of i "War—What For?" aiiv comrade, anywhere, who would not walk, If need be, 25 miles to bear Kirkpatrick deliver his tremendous lecture on "War Against War," is certainly willing to short-change him self. Kirkpatrick as a lecturer is In a class all by himself, loftily alone! THEY THINK SO TOO Since writing the above opinion of comrade. Kfrkpatrick's forensic ability, we find virtually the same high posi tion assigned him by The Montana News, which says, in point: "The Socialist platform has no speaker today more thoughtful, more forceful, or more convincing than (ieorge R, Kirkpatrick Kvery effective speaker must have a certain amount of dramatic power, and in this respect comrade Kirkpat rick is particularly gifted," Just bo. Kirkpatrick'a dramatic power far transcends any that it has been our privilege to hear on any lee-1 ture platform. DISFRANCHISED Hy 0. B, KLINK It Ih finite well known now that the Socialist party lost about 2ti per cent of Kb volen In the nxenl election. Most of the oomrades aacouni for I but loiiH an beint a fallura on the, part of that 2U per cent of volcrH to demonstrate thai* Qualtfioattofl rr ko otalists. Hut I believe this to bn a mistakn, when Wt OOnSlder the method of the capitalist clbhh In disfranchising the Workers, During the campaign of 1908 I told the OOmradeS In Local Leaven worth, Wash., (hat panics and hard times, preceding elections, would from that time on be a systematic method Of the capitalist class in disfranchising the laborers, until they have reduced the laboring class to such a low de tree of political influence as to be able to Impose upon them a complete disfranchise, in such a way, perhaps, as by Introducing the old grandfather ballot, which provided that a man muni be worth a certain amount of property to entitle him to the right to vote. It Is obvious that the hard tines we have experienced in the lant year Is the cause of the loss of a large Dumber of revolutionary votes. Since unemployment miku it impossible for **• • - U&Ortag man to remain In one place long enough to entitle him to tho right to vote. Ah a result he is cliHfriinclilscd for that election. Now when we consider that five or nix million men have been enlisted In tho army of the unemployed, It is easy to tuppOM that some four hun dred thousand of that army belonged In the revolutionary ranks. This ex . plains why the rural districts, which : are made up of permanent citizens, outdid the Industrial districts on the Socialist vote. Now my proposal is that, we start a vigorous campaign for universal suf frage on the ground that a man be able to vote any place in the United Stales as long as he is an American citizen. Hegardless of the time he spends in any one district before elec tion, or his valuation of property. This would give a fundamental basis on the political side of the revo lution, which would turn hard times almost to an advantage, when we understand how education can be ac complished by economic pressure. "FREE LOVE" IN CAPITALIST UNIVERSITY Ann Arbor. —That 59 girls, unmar ried and under 18 years of age, were accouched in the university hospital here since February, 1912, became j known recently, with an examination j of hospital records. A number of the j girls were still in school and one was a child of 12. Under Socialism, men and women of marriageable age will not be forced, through lack of funds for support of a family, to enter into ill-advised sex relations. Capitalism breeds "free love," sexual indescretions, and pre vents the founding of happy homes. The Ann Arbor revelations show typi cal by-products of an industrial system that has long since ceased to produce good fruit. Lay the ax at the roots, for a diseased tree cannot be made to produce wholesome fruits. Socialism will make possible the development of the best in human nature, and supply a poor culture ground for the abnor mal and degenerate. BLESSINGS OF POVERTY (?) By J. M. SA.LTER To be poor was considered a dis grace everywhere before the church exalted it as high as the heavenly throne. Says the priest, "Blessed are the poor," and this is echoed by the Protestant preachers. "Poverty is a blessing in disguise," prates the school master. The politician agrees with all three. But the class-conßcious worker can see no blessing in 10c beds and 5c lunches. Nor in the white, pinched face of his shivering, hungry child. He can see no beauty in the filth and vermin of a back-alley. He says poverty should not exist, when nature is so lavish in her bounty. Poverty is the curse of the age. It is the cancer that is destroying the very vitals of society. "It is the re sult of capitalism," says the militant intelligent Socialist. And he dedicates his life to the destruction of capital ism and the establishment of working class co-operation, which means the total abolition of poverty, with all its "blessings" and exaltation —when suf [ered by the other fellow. Patronize the advertisers who patronize your paper Easter Comes April2l ■■IB B » Between friends the trite y dWBPaWr spirit of Easter is best j^^Bt^WM' expressed by some little njjlNrjLJ*'* : remembrance conveying '*& m?' *■ ''■ '-p9 personal thoughtfulness s^W <^%,: '''W;' and good will. \ 'MB;. Your portrait—nothing \^^^mSl could be more fitting. W!v~^W Myers' Studio V A v UNION OYSTER AND CHOP HOUSE CAR I, KRICKSON, Prop. We Cater to the Working Men 1717|/ 2 Hewitt Avenue DELIVERING THE GOODS is part of our service, but first it is necessary to have the goods and have them bought at the right price. You can help us to help you— How? Trade at our store, get your friends to trade at our store. You will ask what good that will do. It will increase our volume. Then we can buy in larger quantities, the larger the lower we buy it and when we buy lower wo reduce our selling price to you just that much. You get the benefit. That's why we say—get your friends to trade here, too. YOU CAN ALL SAVE MONEY Farm Products Association Get Ready for Your Spring Gardening Garden Tools of all kinds; Hand Cultivators, Seeders, Spading Forks, Hoes, Rakes, in fact everything needed in the garden tool line POULTRY SUPPLIES Bonanza Queen Incubators; Brooders; Drinking Founts, etc. Every thing in Poultry Netting. We Can Save You Money On Roofing— 1-2 Ply, Superior ', $1.15 1 Ply Superior $1.29 2 Ply Superior $1.69 WE CARRY THE WELL KNOWN HOOD RIVER SPRAY Curran Hardware Co. HEWITT AND BROADWAY BROADWAY Theatre On Friday and Saturday will have two good Keystone Come dies, A Row Boat Romance, and the Thief Catcher, also one Komic feature, and a good two-reel feature, Jean of the Wild erness. You are assured of a good show at the BROADWAY. ADMISSION ONLY 5 CENTS When in Rome Do As the Romans Do Likewise, When in Everett Visit the GRAND GRAND THEATRE "THE HOUSE OF FEATURES" Thurßclay, Ffthrtiary J915. Excellent opportunity for cobbler, no competition. One foot power fin isher, jack and Singer tewing machine, all in good order. Cheap. S. FEENSTRA, Box 32 Coupeville, Wn.