Maoriland Worker, Rōrahi 4, Putanga 116, 6 Pipiri 1913, Page 8
Our comrade E. R. Hartley returns to this country at the latter end cf this month, says "Justice.'' He will arrive at Tilbury on Sattftday, April 26. We must give a welcome in London if possible before he leaves for Yorkshire. He says: "We have both benefited in health by our trip, and the experience will be useful. I s.m fit and well, and there appears to be plenty of work. A few weeks to make arrangements, then I'm ready, as of old, to. do my best to spread the cause winch only is worthy." At a general meeting of the members of the London Glass Blowers' Trade Society tb9 following resolution was carried unanimously: "Resolved that this general meeting of members of the London Glass Blowers' Trade Society condemns the action of Mr. W. Crooks, M.P., in Bow and Bromley and other constituences in supporting the Liberal- Progressive candidates against the Socialist and Labor candidates." Harry Quelch, who has edited "Justice" for years, and at the same time carried on active work on the platform, is to be chased abroad for twelve months to give him a chance to recuperate, as his health is precarious. At the British Socialist Party's congress at Blackpool, it was resolved to establish a Parliamentary r'unl, to which members shall contribute Is. a year. AUSTRIA. The Social-Democrats of Austria have exposed the fact that the so-called Christian Socialle, the clerical anti- Semitic, reactionary party, had made an agreement with a Dutch tobacco company by which they were to receive 100.000 florins when the tobacco from the Austraian monopoly was bought from Holland. Tlie Vienna Social-Democrats will soon give out a periodical dealing with government affairs similar to the* German ''Koinmunaie Praxis," issued by tbo "Vor.vaerts," of Berlin. GERMANY. The educational committee of the German Socialist Party has been working for five years on the problem of what books should be given to children to get them actively interested in the Socialist nmvement when they grow up. The committee issues lists of books, pamphlets and magazines which it recommends for tho young people. When the •orrunitfcee .was first organised in 1907 it gave out a list which contained, but 87 titles, while the list of 1912 contains 1,026. besides periodicals and leaflets. / FINLAND. The Socialist women of Finland have appointed Miss Aura Kueskinen to encourage industrial organisation among the female workers. The Finnish Socialist women publish pamphlets for free distribution on questions dealing with the care of feeding of infants and of rearing children. The women's organ is the "TyolaisnaUen. ' HOLLAND. Two hundred and sixty-nine delegates were present at the Annual Confernece of the Soci.ai-Detnocratic Labor Party. Scheidmaun was also present &s the representative of the German Social- Democratic Party. The principal event of the Congress was Troelstra's speech on the electoral programme and the conditions under which the Socialists would support other candidates than their own at second ballots. The electoral programme (consisting of general suffrage for both sexes, non-contributory'pensions for the workerSj defence of free-tradfc and public education) was carried unanimously, as were also the conditions governing the support of candidates at second' ballots. It ;vas arranged to hold great demonstrations in Amsterdam during the last fortnight before the elections as a sort of general mobilisation. On the third day a long discussion took place as' to whether Socialist women should have a separate organisation. No decision was, however, taken, as it was hoped that a solution might be found later which would be acceptable to al'. CHINA. There aro four partias represented in the first Chinese Parliament, The Nationalist Party, sometimes known as the Radical-Socialist Party, has an absolute majority. Sun-Vat-Sen is the leader. Its programme is the following. 1. Political unification of China. 2. Provincial autonomy 3. The development of trade on the basis of social service and not individual gain. 4. Equality of the five different races which inhabit China (Chinese, Manchus, Thibetans, Mussulmans, and the inhabitans of Turkestan). 5. Maintenance of international peace. The next important party is the Progressive or Moderate Republic Party. Huan-Shi-Kai, the President of the Republic, is a member of this Party, to which belong most of the men of the ancient regime. But they accept the Republic loyally, and simply try to consolidate it 3 right wing. The other two parties, the Democrats and( the Unionists, are, numerically'speaking, insignificant. In the foreign policy all four parties are agreed. INDIA. A British rule of terror in India is causing sensatisn after sensation. The latest phase of its tyranny is the arrest of nineteen Bengalis—fill men with irreproachable recoida—on a charge of "conspiracy to wage war against the King."