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Kottegen alluded to a certain clique
with which Smith had lined up
against the good of the I. W. W. Af
ter this unnecessary debate, the Con
vention proceeded to discharge the
final business before it.
The following were nominated:
For General Secretary-Treasurer, St.
John, Tom Flynn of New York, and
Filigno. Only one new member was
returned to the G. E. B., he is J. W.
Kelly of St. l~uis, filling the place of
J. J. Ettor.
(;rover Ii. Perry was elected Acting
Editor of the "Industrial Worker.'
Jos. J. Ettor, Hlaywood and Fred
Isler, are the candidates for General
Organizer. It is said, however, that
Haywood will not run.
Ben Williams, Justus Elbert and
Walker C. Smith were nominated for
editorship of "Solidarity." Bill Cook,
Grover H. Perry and Chas. Downing
were.nominated for the editorship of
thq "Industrial Worker." With the
nomination of these officers and a few
mellow spirit-like speeches, made by
various delegates, for the good and
welfare of our organization, the port
als of the Eight Annual Convention
From many standpoints this Con
vention will mark an important era of
the I. W. W. The delegates were all
glad that adjournment came. Their
faces showed lines of great stress and
intense thought. Thle dust of the
work will not be easy to cleanse.
J. GABRIEL SOLTIS.
Ortie and Harry
Quite a bit of comment is being
made regarding the treatment accord
ed McManigal at the oounty jail. It
seems that Ortie, having grabbed the
pastry business of the jail, has made
a "trust" of his own. It is said that
Ortie is making and saving money.
Ortie has another source of income,
that of making belts from rattlesnake
skins. Naturally, McManigal must
derive a great deal of pleasure from
fashioning his relatives into orna
ments for personal adornment.
Ortie was taken out of the jail and
given an automobile trip to the Coro
na races, where he could spend some
of his "pie" and "snake" money.
Why not? Has McManigal not served
the master well? Has he not done
their bidding? Then, is he not enti
tied to his reward? How often will
you have to be told that the institu
tions of this country are not operated
for the worker? You who offend the
capitalist class receive the limit in
punishment, those who serve the cap
italist class and do their dirty work
receive their reward. McManigal will
have a husky "roll" when he leaves
tihe prison, not made from "pie" and
"snake" skinsbut from the pie that
the working class have been "skinn
ed" out of. Application is now being
madle for the pardon of Harry Or
chardl and the application is being
made by church people. Preston, who
killed a man in self-defense, while on
the picket line at Goldfield, Nev., is
serving his term of twenty years at
hard labor. The twins served the
capitalist class. One served the
working class. Will some one have to
slip you in the face to make you see
the ditl'erence t-From "The Wooden
Cline Appeals to Rebels
Is in jail ;it I'earsali. Texas. with other
t.,ic.:m1 arlls "sm gll'rs and the nIunlr
drolls nto\e rmtellll!inlt of Texas is trying to
i t-ng e a h use ,it'sa One killed a dirty
0,it y sh rliff Letter r .ceivi.d as we were
gi dng to Iress says. they were to go to tri:l
ctin ,Septe ll, br 29. The btys- alppl al for hIiell
to apIttal (case. lelpt titem all you can.
.Mor ne new nexst Issie.
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Workingneon and working farniers all go
to, Kindter. l.a.. v.n Sunday. ()t her 5th anI
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Ownership is only a convenience to
the exploiter, anyway. The owner
ship of land is almost as subtle as in
terest and profit as means of living
without work, of grafting, of robbery,
without the danger of burglary, hold
up, picking pockets, etc. Even the
ownership of things which you pro
duce is a sociad privilege. In the last
analysis nothing can be owned if so
ciety simply withdraws protection
from the "owner." In great calami
ties, in war, in famines, ownership
gives way to the natural order, and he
takes who needs. When society sees
the absurdity of owning, at least the
means of producing wealth, it will
withdraw its protection from the own
er and freedom will prevail.-Jo La
Peter Murray Killed.
Missoula, Mont., Sept. 22nd. 1913.
Fellowworker Peter Murray was
killed by accident Sept. 17th., while
working for the Western Lumber Co.
near Twin ('reek, Mont. He was a
member of Local 40 1. W. W. Logger
by trade and about 45 or 50 years
old. He was a native of Pennslyvania.
Yours for better Working Conditions,
P. STOCK, Secty. No. 4,0.
Thus saith TIlE VOICE: Farewell
good soldier of the I)AWNING AGE!
Always death calls first the best and
bravest. As you have done your duty,
fought well the good fight, may we
leave behind you likewise do un
til we join you in the long, still SI
We have finally succeeded in pro
curing enuf filthy lucre to get a good
headquarters and install up-to-date
office fixtures. In fact, we have the
best I. W. W. headquarters I have
ever seen. All rebels are welcome all
Our opinion of the Smith-Hesle
wood affair has considerably changed
since reading the (;. E. I. report. In
fact we have concluded that they are
both good men, if kept apart.
ALEXANDI)ER MacKAY, Sec.
All Western and Northern rebels,
who make it a practice of wintering in
the South, please try to land on jobs
in the Lumber districts and at once
communicate with Secretary Jay
Smith, Box 78, Alexandria, La. Cut
this out and keep it for reference.
Help us overthrow the infamous sys
temn of Southern peonage!
SALT LAKE NEWS.
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tions in control are racking their
brains trying to figure out a scheme
to stem the speaking and agitation go
ing on here with poor chances in view,
because Local 69 intends to get out
once more and push the propaganda
and organization at once. The Utah
Construction Co. is maintaining a
"private jail in Price, Utah" and feeds
the men arrested by gunmen in their
employ. The county has nothing to
say as it is broke financially. The
Utah Construction Co.'s edict to the
slaves is: "Either go to work on the
Coal Road Construction camps or stay
in jail" at Price. This company has
practically a free hand in this State
and has never been balked or hind
ered in its career of exploitation, rob
bery and persecution till the I. W. W.
called a strike at Tucker in June.
Since then the battle has been hot,
and Local 69 in spite of handicaps in
tends to force that company to en
force better conditions and safeguards
to the construction workers.
Fellow-Worker Murphy is still in
the County Jail awaiting trial in the
District Court. The Defense Com
mittee is soliciting aid for him to clear
him of the serious charge laid at his
door. Geo. Childs is Financial Sec
retary of Defense Committee. His
address is: 118 W. S. Temple Street.
Should you care to print all or any
part of this local news it will be wel
come to Local No. 69.
Yours for ONE BIG UNION.
Press Committee by
"Parrots or Pullets"
By Covington Hall.
Some body has been unkindly enuf
to send me a copy of "The Western
Comrade" of Sept. 1913. On the front
cover thereof is a beautiful picter of
the Honorable J. Stitt Wilson, sky
pilot and alledged Socialist mayor of
some godforsaken municipality in
that satrapy of the Southern Pacific
Railroad called by some stretch of the
geographic imagination, "The Sov
erign State of California." Hon.
Stitt is claimed to have been the most
efficient and honest mayor ever
counted into office in the said burg
and to have saved the cockroaches
who live off the leavings of Neroic
millinoaires several thousands of dol
lars per annum, thereby beating a lot
of ballot-box-conscious slaves out of
what was coming to them in the div
vy. But this is not what gets our
goat in the "Comrade." The thing
that makes us really sad and sorrow
ful-like is an eruption marked for our
especial attention on page 184 there
of, and styled "The Gun Is Not Our
Weapon," by one Chester M. Wright.
Well, Ches. we never alleged that it
was, but if our remark that we were
GLAD that some body else besides
WORKERS were killed at Wheatland
had anything to do with creating your
brainstorm, we have no apologies to
make and we are still GLAD that
some one else besides WORKERS
went to hell on that historic day. We
don't know if we would have been able
to show the guts of that Porto Rican
boy had we been at Wheatland, but
we do know that we are not going
to go screaming studff that tends to
Iolster up the ruling class and put a
damper on the fighting workers just
because a damned political lawyer and
a few natural born criminals called
deputy sheriffs got just what they de
served. Any jackass knows that
guns never really settle anything;
that after the army must come the
building of the new order for which it
fought, but YOU LIE when you state:
"If he I)ID) shoot true to his interest
and if he WON, had he not the sense
to VOTE right in the first place he
would not have sense enough to know
what to do with ihs victory if he gain
ed it by the gun!" Now that state
ment is a LIE, first, because it is de
nied by all history and, second, be
cause you are either a politician or a
fool, a double-crosser or a donkey.
Further, your whole nightmare is fill
ed with falsehoods, as, for instance,
you assert: "The state is a political
unit," which no one denies, HUT, IT
IS NOT AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT,
and this last is what we I. W. W.'s
have been trying to wooden-shoe into
into your saffron heads for eight long
years. Again: "All of us vote as to
how it should be conducted," you say,
and, in saying it, YOU LIE, AND
YOU KNOW YOU LIE, for it is an
UNDENIABLE fact that the ink was
hardly dry on the "Declaration of In
dependence" and the "Rights of Man"
before the capitalist class set to work
to disfranchise the working class,
which, neither in this nor in any oth
er country, has the right of ballot, and
never will have so long as capitalist
society lasts, SO LONG AS THE
UNION ALLOWS THE STATE TO
DICTATE THE BAT'LEGRUND OF
THE CLASS WAR.
I could fill a volume' answering
the false reasonings with which
your article is filled, in baring
to the light of truth the half
truths by which you, like all
the class of politicians to which
you belong, seek to cloud the issue and
swing the mighty movement of the
working class away from its revolu
tionary base out into the quagmires
of Bergerism and .the quicksands of
Jstittwilsonism, but I have time for
only one more of your assanine
screeches, wherein you say: "Study
the use of the ballot. Learn aIs pow
er." Well we down South HAVE
studied "the USE of the ballot" and
we have learned that it has no more
"POWER" than a snow bird in hades.
Down here the side that has the
strongest INDUSTRIAL ORGANI
ZATION and the latest pattern of
pump-GUNS owns the sacred ballot
box, just as they own everything else.
This may he "foolish, nonsensical,
dangerous, barbaric, unlabor-like, sa
botage and gun play," as you so well
put it in your diaroehia of words and
constipation of thought, but, as dear
"Parson" Long says: "Gus, are the
bloodhounds hungry ? The pump guns
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The I. W. W. Preamble
'lbe working class and the employing class have nothing in common.
There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among mil
lions of working people, and the few, who make up the employing class,
have all the good things of life.
Between these two classes a .,truggle muit go en until the workers of the
world organize as a class, take possession of the earth and the machinery
of production, and abolish the wage system.
We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer
and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever-grow
ing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs
which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers
in the same Industry, thereby helping defeat one another in wage wars. Mere
over, the trade unions aid in employing class to mislead the workers into the
belief that the working class have Interests in common with their employers.
These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class
upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members
in any one Industry, or in all industries. If necessary, cease work whenever a
strike or lockout on in any department thereof, thus making an injury to
one an injury to all.
Instead of the conservative motto. "A fair day's wage for a fair day's
work," we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, "Abo
lition of the wage system."
It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capital
ism. The army of production must be organized, not only for the everyday
struggle with capitalism, but also to carry on production when capitalism
shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the
structure of the new society with the shell of the old.
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oiled and loaded? Yes? Then, God's
will be done. Allah il Allah." And I
have a suspicion it is the same
throughout the capitalist world, dear
little boy blue.
Tell it to Victor, whisper it to Stltt:
The question before the house is not
whether it will be, as Vie says, "Par
rots or Pullets," but if the UNION
will be able to SOON gather into itself
the POWER to OVEVRTHROW the
STATE, which is the INCARNA
TION of CAPITALIST SOCIETY and
CANNOT be USED as a WORKING
THE UNION OR THE STATE
those are the POWERS around which
are gathering the armies lining up for
the death struggle that is pending be
tween the working class and the capi
talist class, and all your hysterical
talk about the power of ballot boxes
cannot change it.
IT IS THE UNION OR THE
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