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In Things Essential, UNITY In Things Doubtful, IJKKRTY In All Things, FRATERNITY
5c jxt copy; 60c per year, CAPITALISTS AS THEY ARE (By K,t: Goddard) The radical revolutionary So cialists are the only group m Russia who have been resisting the Germans invasion. Don't loss: sight of that fact. The capital ists, big and little of that country meet the invaders with open arms and great sobs of unadult erated joy. Remember that also. So keep careful tab on those editors and those lying sheets in this country, who are reviling and sneering at the Holsheviki and their heroic efforts to maintain the fruits of their revolution. For the profit mongers of this country are secretly in sympathy with the German military move ment against Russia, and there is a reason why the hired brain poisoners of the press and pul pit should uphold the interests of the group who slip them their thirty pices of silver. It their hojj-ateer masters are given a severe jolt in the region of their excess profits and surplus in comes (which is liable to hap pen) they will turn like a pack of . Wolves and jackals and try to destroy our present government even during this war. If you could sweep around the universe and visit each and every system where conscious life exists in any ■fornt. you would find nothing in all creation lower and more d»a picable than our own little j crumb lickers, who have no God, country or flap whi h [fl not ex pressed in the jinple of the Al mighty Dollar. These mental and moral invef. ar.* human leeche>, who hare neither t h> heart of a (jorilla nor the an insect. The whole rotten profh «y?t». m of Capitalism ia pertneated, hoi • • •■(•<! and held together by these — the lowt I iscum of the universe. MARKETING •ST. PAUL ft will be of in terest to the farmers as produc ers, as well as to the consumers to know that the Marketing De 1 fi.irtment of the Co-operative Wholesale is increasing its busi ness steadily. During the pa ii week five car loads of potatoes have been mar- ! keted—three of them in St. Paul and two in Chicago. >■~- car of hay and one car of straw were marketed in St. Paul. The present manager of the Market Department, Mr. Ott, in order to get the best possible price for a carload of hay that had been shipped in by a pro acer called on eight barns, every brewery, and all the transfer com panies in St. Paul. Imagine a private commission firm going to j that much trouble to get the best possible price for a custom) Among other sales at the !(.• tail Market (which is maintained by the Co-operative Wholesale, while the trades unionists are or ganizing ('i take charge) was 1,110 bushels if potatoes, 32 rvi«<s of eggs, and over a ton of vegetables. RUSTLE A SUIt Ok TWO FOB' THE NKW.H, i EVERETT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918 FALSE REPORT WASHINGTON, April I. The first official word of the capture of the strategically Important it> i^( Irkutsk, Siberia, by the Germans was announced in the war department weekly summary todaj "In Siberia, the imj i i tant ■< uit egk center, Irkutsk, has fallen itito tin' hands of the enemy and detachment, believed to ly 20,000, is n full possession of the town," ■aid the .1 : .-nt. The above misleading and false report was sent out by Severn ment officials and Roe* to show that the lulininisti a 7 hi Is M 1 much to blame for misrepresen ; tations as the yellow, siurrillous daily papers. Those nun who captured Ir kutsk may have come from the Teuton race hut they are really | not "Germans" anymore: they are now Bohheviki. The administra tion would have the people be lieve that thy Kaiser had gained ■ foothold in Siberia. Nothing could be further from the truth. It really represents another vic tory for the Russian radical.* over the "old order." The German prisoner!* captured by the Russians have been con verted to radicalism by the prop aganda of the -1..11 Itcds, l.i' tafn^Kiiren their « freedom. and have voluntarily and whole- heart edly enlisted in the cause of the World-proletariats' Co-operative Commonwealth. If any of these i men should be captured by the | Kaiser's forces they would be immediately put to death. Even if one of them should voluntarily go back to Germany, he would undoubtedly be interned, or shot on suspicion, simply because he had been, exposed la that Russian "infection," which is so dangerous to Autocracy and Militarism. These arc the men who, under the Red nag of the IJol.shevika. have taken the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Our administration is ">>>-! likely dumbfounded by the demonstrated power of the Hoi •■heviki IDEA, cannot understand j or comprehend it, and have'nt the moral courage to face the facts. KIRKPATRICK La t Sunday afternoon at the m, Comrade Geo. R, Kirk i k k:ivi- ;> lecture on "The Hypnotism of th<- Working ClasH" •'' a full him Nevei wt Kirkpatrick heard to better ad vantage, or better appreciated, ■"i thii occasion. Hi dra mat Ie 01 atoi drew and held the attention of the audience; hi* humor evoked itoroii of ap •■; his I;,,! could im.i be ' ogii ■■ .-i inescapable, ;t convinc «i The only thinfl to be regi t»1 lid i that evei y work ing man and woman In the city could nol have heard him. li doesn'l mattei about the othei 1 t:i ■ ' who could II tc-n to ! patrick and ' ill uppoi I the pre i 1,1 iniquitous bj lim 11 In deed hopi l< Leathei 0 Is Tunica and Re pairing at I <ii Irunk Factory. 2515 K< •!<•' r. HO AN EKK(TKI) alt- returns show thai Daniel \Y. Moan has been easily re-elected as Mayor of Milwaukee. Hut Victor 1.. Merger was defeated for Sen ator altho he carried Milwau kee and the county of Mil waukee. HARVARD ORGAN KNOCKS SCHOOL; SUPPRESS PAPER CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Follow liT publil a' ion of an srtll !•• in the Harvnrd Illstrated Magacine, in which Prof, i' ' ■■■ In It Holl ia accredited \\'': > ■ ting Harvard 'ims out "failures," rob hei It ■: ■ 11' s am' Bpol . i an me system for bi oe i< • mm I, the fi rulty We Inc led 1,200 copies of the matfa sine. Th.> article created a sen at :.p|. in •),;.! aiid the lllu-t' ated sold like peanut al a hall game until it.s suppression. After all, a great tunny of the student^ at our large universities are eager to learn, and do not take kindly or easily to the "can ned dope" that the supporters of the large Schools desire to fevd the stodeiits. Also these outbreak* serif to iirprc-M- , . our contention that schools and colleges We" utu-d by the ruling c!n«Sft» to mold the minds of ihi- students and the rising generation to suit the mien' view points and clans-re quiremenU. TELLS SOLDIERS TO STRIKE Refugee Belgian Socialist Appeal Causes Comment The following appeal recently printed in the Belgian Socialist, one of the refugee Belgian pa pen that have 1 n published In Holland Bince the occupation of im tiy th<- German i, ii com mented upon by ome Dutch !)<■« pnpers aa Indicating thai there i :in undercurrent of B< among ( the Belgian proletariat: "Th<- war policy "f the <;o\ ■ it leadii " the European ing dan toward complete ■ i mination. "Enough of destruction! Enough <>f murder! "Proletarian! In the trenches, drop your weapon ' "Proletarians in the munition factories, fold your arms! "Proletai iani of all couni ile neize the reini of pott er your selves and dictate a universal peace! "It la better arid braves for 100,000 ..i 200,000 of vi to acri I ice "Hi h\ e» tn European ca pi tal for a Socialii i world peace than for million* of human livei to be '-> t ill thrown Into the laws of militarism p»nd Impel ialii tn'" 'I'lii- iicm ii! 'i appeared in ihe New York Timoi in the Ii ue of Febi iiiu > 23rd; so, it Ii pre mm ably nol leditioiu, although it might make ■ difference who prints it. If you have nol yel read Kirk Patrick's latest book, Think or Surrender, tend i i cenl to the I'" opoi ..i Ive Ne • ;■ M<j one w ill be mailed you MAN MOBBED YAK IMA Frank s. Myers, after suffering severe torment, arrived In Spokane in ■ badly shaken condition, too weak to give the full details of the treati I■• re< ed at the hands of th< degenerate Yakitns mob. From Yai.una on the day following the mob violence ;< party who was able ■• ■ ■ tl • ne, writes ■\ follows: "Myers was dragged from hi* ■ i Offl at about 1 1 :S0 la. t nighi . thrown mi" an automobile and !;il ■ i, tO th'- outskirts of the rity, .•.in'.- I,: clothing wns removed .■• body, including hi :■• •. was co ■ into which the mo! There were bout BO in the party and on their way out they would top under trees to test their strength, telling Myers i 1 was their intention to hang him, to give him the same treatment as rank Little. The night was very cold and Myers must have suffered terrible agony from th» tar and the cold. When the mob had finished their work they threw Myers his clothing and drove him out in the bitter cold far from any human habitation where he could secure aid in his dis tress." The Trades and Labor Council of Yakima passed strong resolu tions denouncing the brutal ac tions of the mob and demanding thnt Myers he returned to be tried in case there are any charges against him and the mob be brought to bar for their un- Inwful nctions. The delegates from the grangers' organizations supported the motion and concur ■ ! In th.- resolution, part of which reads: "Driving thii alleged disloyal ist fmm Yakima can serve no good purpose to our country, in asmuch :is. [f guilty, he is : by forced into other communities, there to carry on seditious prop. a:nri(i;i. and whether innocent or s'uiity, thii exhibition of outlawry - only contempt for law and order and makei profession! <>f patriotism by mob members a byword and mockery." Iri contraal to this attitude, which Is the attitude of all de element in Yakima, the Yakima Daily Republic speaks with high approval of the degen erate actions of the mob, con cluding one editorial with these wordi : "I w. W.i may as well heed l 1'" v The Yakirnn Val '•* to have industrial peace this summer. There may '.•petition of the Everett a'f fair before peace is secured, but We Shall have it when we get tinough " Thi« direct Incitement to man murder by cowardi dodging In ambuah aa was done In Everett, ls wdrthj of the curs whose hand are Boiled with the profits 11 have wrung from the men women and children exploited Ml"> robbed In the Vakima Valley in the name of patriotism. : " T BASCOM of Monroe ntervlowing Mr. Edwards, »n I w w We hope he was | n tending to line up, M C D. Number 375, CANADIAN WAR CONDITIONS A reader has just handed us ■* letter from a friend in Can ada, which gives some interest ■'■ ■■' id* light! on the conditions that exist in the domain of our northern neighbor. It reads in part M follows: "There are all kinds- of crippled soldiers coming into the city, and most of them are pitiful sight*. Of course, the worst of them we never tee because they are unable to walk around. "The government has had very bad results from its conscription act. The conscripted army for th" whole of Canada only amounts to a little over 80,000. They fig ured on 150,000 at least. Over 4,000 have been arrested for evad ing the draft. "A returned soldier was heard to remark recently that "band 3 were playing and people cheer ing when we went away but when we • came back there wa3 rot a murmur." Some of them thought they were heroes but have apparently discovered that they are not. All the returned soldiers are organized. There are radical organizations and con • native organizations. One bunch calls iUself the "Great War Veterans" and the radical ele r <>nt . calls itself '- the "Comrades !of the Great War."" "^'^S.'^T** "PATRIOTS" IGNORE * NATION'S NEEDS % Subjection of Labor First Is Slogan of flutes BALTIMORE—Despite the gov ernment's need of leggin and uni form cloth, blankets, etc., the plute mill owners of the Mt. Ver non Cotton Duck Company refus ed* to grant the textile workers' demand for a closed shop. So they walked out. «, Rather than accede to the Amer ican wage-slaves' demand for this modicum of industrial democracy and self-government the plutes unpatriotically throw out of work more than 2,000 operatives , who Pre willing and anxious to supply their government with the badly needed fabrics. The company is making good money these .lays out of its work for tha government, and ought to !"• very patriotic. But subjection of their employe* to their will is more important to them than aid- Ing our boyi in Prance, and they declare they will "stand pat " Such is capitalistic loyalty to country! PROSCRIBED From a recent copy of THE SOCIALIST published in Ifel bourne, Australia, we loam that THE NORTHWEST WORKER is barred from entry into that country by the censors. A long list of proscribed newspapers, periodicals, books and pamphlets was given; but tin- list wa* in complete, part of it having been evidently printed In a previous I ue which we did tn>t get. It safe to presume that the CO OPERATIVE NEWS i» on the list, also. We do not see how we couKl possibly escape.