ARTHUR DESMOND IS GERALD DESMOND
Literary Carnegie wants some scheme of profit-sharing to be devised which will end the conflict between capital and labor. The old gentleman sees his finish and wants to put it out.
A man in California has recently produced a “pipless apple” and a “seedless grape.” That is nothing. Capitalism has been producing “heartless exploiters” and “homeless workers” right from the start.
According to the U. S. papers, W. J. Bryan, the Democrat, has a serious idea of becoming a preacher. We would suggest that he gives his opinion of Matthew x, 10, “The laborer is worthy of his hire.”
Our capitalist friends are starting to bait the exploitation hooks with the reform worm. Will the working fish be caught that way? Well, a few economic suckers may; but not the class-conscious ones—these see through the game.
An English Lord recently bewailed that “The English working class seem to be losing all respect for things and people that are entitled to respect.” That is to say, the English working class have at last seen through the “skin game” of capitalism and are in rebellion against the parasite class.
It is reported that it was noticed by onlooker at the meeting of the King of England and the German Kaiser the other day, “Both monarchs looked very grave and somewhat troubled.” Each of these persons are likely to look still graver and be even more troubled before long. Both King and Emperors see and fear the shadows of the coming revolution which is spreading over Europe.
“Adulteration has reached an almost incredible stage these days”—
(News item in U. S. paper.)
White pepper’s mostly flour,
Butter mostly margarine.
High priced “preserves” are tasted
up with Paris green.
In the “best black tea”
There’s many a foreign twig;
There’s many a piece of lard that never
saw a pig.
There’s sand in sugar,
Pumpkin in the “jam,”
And there’s poor little “Fido” in the
Cotton’s Weekly, Thursday, March 4, 1909.