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Australian Workers "Never
Australia, labor is ambitious to
keep right on leading the world in
the matter of enforcing immedi
ate improyementsHaving estab-
lished the eight-hour day almost
universally and being well ad
vanced In inaugurating the Sat
, lirciay half-holiday, the Austral
ians are now preparing to de
mand that the whole of Saturday
. be made a hpliday.
"Five days a week and five
hours a day will make -us all
happy with five bobs pay," is
what the workers have started to
sing -in the mills and mines and
tra the .railways and pastoral
All of which is causing' the
agents of absentee landlords and
capitalists io scowl and jumble
something about "these work
people are never satisfied."
- 44-JEJour- Law- for Australia.
Eight hours' work on the first
five days of the week and a'maxi
mum of four hours on Saturdays
is the substance of a new law that
will be forced through parliament
and the state legislatures-of Aus
tralia by the organized laboring
" "If bankers, brokers and busi
ness !meriscan wax fat by working
only ,a few hours a day, so can
we," is the slogan of the laborites
After the rain the-angle worm
Bins in joy ,$o wiggle and
I'm just baclr from a lecture!
tour, friends. I spoke at 16 towns
and was listened to at three
I was givjng my illustrated lee
ture entitled "Getting jon in the
World." I illustrated It by get-j
ting, on to the next placerigh
after each lecture. The audience
generally gave me a running
Some of the towns were 50"
close apart thati'd teach the next 1
place before I got through run
ning. In that case I'd not lecture,
but just illustrate.
Getting on in the world, I dem
onstrated, is a good" deal like 1
stealing a ride oh a train You no
sooner got on jthan you are
I, could gtt on mucbTbetter if I
could get off with my fee for lecV
turmg. At the last place I lei
tured the doortender disappeared
with the gate receipts. When:
last heard ofhe was still getting
on in the World- v ,.
At one stand I tried to collectj
in advance, but the opera house
ter by waiting to see ;f I wentjQU.
- This is the town in which "
starred to" lecture, and the auA