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THE ALASKA SOCIALIST
AN INDEPENDENT SOCIALIST
PAPER, NOT SUBSIDIZED BY
ANY POLITICIANS*
Issued by Socialist Publishing Co. at
Fifth & Lacy Streets, Fairbanks, Alaska.
A. KNOWLES Manager.
, _ , .....
Subscription Price : $5.00 per year ; $2.5
for six months ; $1.25 for three months
50 cents for one month ; single copy
25 cents, payable in advance.
Published on the Fift nth and
Thirtieth of each month*
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF
THE WORKERS OF ALASKA AND
ADVOCATING POLITICAL AND
INDUSTRIAL ACTION
THE DEMOCRATS
Loud and long have our friends of
the Democrat persuasion insisted that
they had a remedy for all the ills that
exist today. All they needed was a
chance to put their theories into prac
tice and the only way they could do
tiiia was by having the public offices
turned over to them. The foremost
economists of our time pointed out to
them the false theories of government
which they advocated, and the failure of
the various state administrations in the
South where they were in undisputed
power. By an accident of the political
machine, however, which slipped a cog
they were hoisted into office, and al
ready, if we are to believe the expres
sions of sentiment thronghont the coun
try, the people have decided to never a
gain have a Democratic administration
in power.
With strikes and lockouts from coast
to coast conditions are worse than un
der the Cleveland administration. The
defict in the National treasury, which is
growing ever larger, indicates a poor un
derstanding of how to administer the
affairs of government.
Our local friends of the Democratic
party have also been loud in their de
nunciation of the way public affairs have
been administered by their political op
ponents. They could administer them
better; more honest; more economical
than the Republicans.
Everything is now in their hands!
Let them go at it!
Don’t hinder them, don’t try to em
barrass them!
It’s all theirs?
Joke Der Kaiser
Two men were having lunch together
and therefore were talking about the
war.
"If the German# lose," saip the nov
elist (who had a ready knowledge of
history), "they ought to pick out a nice
comfortable St. Helena for the Emper
or."
"What I'd like,” said the painter,
"is to see him established in a nice com
fortable shop on the avenue with veget
ables out in front and butttr in the ice
box and a big sign over the door:
WILHEUd DER GROCER.—Ex.
1 POSITION or
THE LEADING SOCIALISTS
ON THE TO
(Continued from Page 1.)
doing this we feel that we are serving
the democracy of the world; for we are
concerned for the world movement, aa
are all the members of the working
class International.”
This document is signed by the Exec
utive Committee of the Social Demo
cratic Party, the so-called Majority
Gronp.
Professor Karl Liebknecht was the
only member of the German
Reichstag who stood pat. His
reasons are given below.
Berne, Switzerland—Professor Karl
Liebknecht was th* only member of the
Reichstag who voted against the new
war budget presented to the imperial
Parliament of Germany on Dec. 2.
The Berner Tagwacht subsequently
published the text of the German Soeial
ists protest which was not however read
in the Reichstag, the President having
vetoed it on the plea that it wonld en
tail a call to order. It ran, in part, as
follows:
‘‘This war, desired by none of the
peoples concerned, has not broken ont
in behalf of the German people or of
any other. It is an imperialist war, a
war for the capitalist domination of the
world's markets and for the political
domination of important regions for the
placing of industrial and banking cap
ital.
"Prom tbe point of view of rivalry in
armaments, it is a preventative war
provoked by tbe German and Austrian
war parties together in tbe obscurity of
semi-absolutism and of secret diplom
acy."
The protest then proceeded to declare
that the war was not a defensive one on
the part of Germany, and then con
tinued:
"A rapid peace, one whic^i does not
humiliate any one, a peace without con
quests, this is what we must demand.
Every effort in this direction must be
favorably received.
The continuous and simultaneous af
firmation af this desire, in all the bel
ligerent countries, can alone pnt a stop
to this massacre, before the complete
exhaustion of all the nations concerned.
A peace based upon the international
solidarity of the working class and on
the liberty of all peoples concerned can
alone be a lasting peace.
"It is in this sens* that the proletar
iats of all countries mast famish, even
in the coarse of this war, a Socialist ef
fort for peace. But my protest is against
the war, against those who are respon
sible for it, against those who direct it;
it is against the capitalist policy which
gave it birth; it is directed against the
capitalists objects pursued by it, against
the plans of annexation, against the
violation of the neutrality of Belgium
and Luxemburg, against military dicta
torship, against the total oblivion of
social and political duties of whielr the
government and ruling classes are still
still guilty today. For this reason 1 re
ject the military credits asked for.
"KARL LIEBKNECHT.
"Berlin, Dec. 2.”
The protest was communicated to the
German press, but not one paper pub
lished it, and the Vorwaerts, the Berlin
Social Democratic organ, disclaimed ap
proval on the part of the party of Dr.
Liebknecht’s views.
— ■Christian Science Monitor.
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tell you all we know.
i
V
!
WHERE JERVE STOOD
By W. H. Leffingwefl
When I joined the throng on Boule
vard Poissoniere the evening of July 29,
1914, I felt proud that I was a socialist
and could count the.e thousands of Par
isian workers as tny brothers.
“See,” I said to a friend, “these men
are all-powerful. They do not wish war.
There will be no war.*’
Those many thousands of workers
really seemed to mean what they said
when they shouted “a bas la guerre.”
(Down with war!) The garde republic
aine, armed with rifles and bayonets fix
ed. but it made little difference. I felt
for the first time in my life the sensa
tion of being charged upon by soldiers.
We all ran before them but we came
back many times.
The next day Jaures was assassinated!
So much did the French government a
gree with me that the socialists were a
mighty power and might demand re
prisals in their fury, that within twelve
hours of the event they had placarded
Paris with a proclamation that the gov
ernment mourned with the socialists
the loss of the great leader and wrnuld
see that the assassin was dealt with
summarily.
The next day “La Guerre Social,”
Herve’s paper, came out with a great
leading article entitled: “They have as
sasinated Jaures, we will not assassin
ate France,” in which he advised all
socialists and revolutionists to rally to
the defense of the cation.
McGowan's Man Is
Turned Down By
Judge Bunnell
It it said that McGowan’s man W. H.
Wbiteley who was a candidate for clerk
of the court, was turned down by Judge
• . ■ _■ "
Bunnell. We are informed from what is
a •
considered reliable sources that the
Judge has already decided on who wili
fill the position but is not yet prepared
to make it public. In consequence of
which it is said Mac Intends to join the
Republican party.
If you arc a worker you need
THE ALASKA SOCIALIST
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Gnr good city council will tax a poor
apple peddler who ts trying to eke out a
precarious existence, but they hand out
franchises to the corporations.
It appears as though the progressive
party is dead. The men of the progress
ive party divorced themselves from the
Republican party, and now, the pro
gressives are crawling back to “stand
pat” Republicanism.
The barber to the right of me was hoch
ing for the Reiser,
The barber to the left of me was hoch
ing for the Czar.

A gentlemen from Greece was shearing
off my fleece.
While very near a swart Italian
stropped his scimitar.
And when presently discussion, polyglot
and fervid,
On political conditions bnrst about my
chair,
I left the place nnshaven—I hope I’m
not a craven,
But I sort of like to wear a head be
neath my hair! —N. Y. Sun.
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