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DEATH TO CARPETBAG-SCALAWAG RULE IN DIXIE!
WATCHn YOUR XPIRATIOr
This is N um ber 5 4 O rganization * Is Pow er IF ~. awf
HE I N. 3. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914O P L E
Vi.. . 3. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914 MIGHT IS RIGHT
River Front Sharks.
DOCK AND COTITON COUNCIL DEAD AS
HECTOR'S I1UP OR BODINE'S. UNION OF
SAILORS AND FIREMEN.
This is what the reporter of THE VOICE heard:
That Stevedores on the front are engaged in the
Mr. Korny, it is said, does a large share of this
business. Another man whose name the reporter
of THE VOICE has not at hand at this time, but
who does business thru a negro by the name of
Jimmie Mead, is also engaged in this nefarious bus
iness. YOUR reporter understands that men who
make a practice of being in debt to practically the
full extent of their possible earnings are always
hired first by the Stevedores.
These blood-suckers charge 25 cents on the dol
lar and at the first pay day, even if the amount has
been owed only one day, it must be paid. When it
is taken into consideration that the men borr..w
and re-borrow the same money, sometimes as
much as four and five times a month, you can
imagine the profits that are made. The men that
borrow, and it is getting to be the first requisite
in getting work on the levee front, it is said, are
"voluntarily" accepting, from their already re
duced wages, a cut of twenty-five per cent in
wages on top of this 100 per cent banking. The
officials of the D. and C. C. are not making any ef
fort to stop this practice, and considering the
huge profit made out of this horrible business, it
certainly looks queer.
Who said we don't need the I. W. W. on the river
front? Quit buying jobs; quit paying five per cent
of your earnings into a "Union" that is of no pro
tection to you.
Form a branch of the Marine Traýnsport Workers
of the Industrial Workers of the World, and put
the eight-hour day on the front, then there will be
jobs for all, and you won't have to buy a job from
The Stevedores and Longshoremen's Benevolent
Society is certainly some society for the Steve
Where do the Longshoremen get off? Oh! they
exist for the purpose of paying five per cent of
their earnings into a worthless organization that
functions exceedingly well in providing a good liv
ing to its of 'iers.
Take up t-e question of thorough organization
on the front .TO-I)AY.
I)o not let any so-called leaders block your ef.
forts. Get in touch with Frank Albers, National
Organizer of the Marine Transport Workers and
he will be only too glad to explain anything that is
not clear to you.
We do not want your insurance funds, and the
dues in the 1. W. W. is up to you to fix. but they
must not exceed 81.li per month. Our motto is
an OPEN I'Nl()N anI a ( tLASIEi) SHOP.
Wake up ;and get what is coming to you. Or
ganization is the way.
MARINE TI .\NSPORT WORKERIS OF THE
I. W. W. 3(7 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, La.
Cut 'Em Again, Martin!
News comes from the peonity of Ludington that
the holy t'ars'n's lwaves t here we(re g!'iven a New
Year's presenl, in tI, shape ,t 15 per cent cut in
their miseralh, ,,(.s. t,,nt' (; to it, Mr. M;r
tin! You've gtt, 'aafl , gng of I suissorbills that
haven't sens( ,:,, ,, n (i t Itn ;mi:l - y in the 'nion
of Forrest ad I .,i,, r W,'kv,:'s, the I nion that
started even Suiixman ti l',:,. i- t, uiljing Y. M.
C. A. brain-de, tr, r- t, 1 ,.ad t , , l !landm e even
of Forer.-1 a;ld 1.um1 b i, , er \\'a,,. tie I lion that
anything to sucl :, ,. 1, havei 't sense
enuf to le;l a IdindI p:.-, t\,'.r, mrnuch loss stand
up for their right, like rtt,. '~. :k it to '.m! If they
howl, send for tile Y. 51. Nl A. nin-(loers and
backl)one-paralyzeri. buii tin nn a hail out of waste
lumber, tell tlem it i-s I lone to, them for the
Lo)rd Jests' :.akl amti they'I aIl >tIare Iihalpily to
Under the Black Flag in Texas.B
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DON'T TREAD ON ME!
Under the Black Flag in Texas.
The question arises: ARE ALL THE MEN IN
TEXAS DEAD? It begins to look a little that way
when not a voice in that state, so far as we have
heard, has been publicly and openly raised against
the atrocities that have been and are being com
mitted against the Mexican Liberals now under
going practically a trial by drumhead courtmartial
in the alleged civilized city of San Antonio. And
here, before we pass on, we invite the attention of
"THE MENACE" to a few PROTESTANT horrors
with the request that it have something to say in
denunciation of same or forever shut its mouth re
garding the "horrors of Romanism," for Rome in
all its glory hardly ever surpassed in cold-blooded
ness the savagery of the Land Lord-Lumber King
Railroad Magnate government of the Imaginary
State of Texas. The legal lynching of the rebel
Carl,enter of Nazareth was nothing to what is be
ing attempted on these helpless Libertarians, for
he was at least given a chance to make himself
heard while this is being denied to the victims of
Texas. And our authority for that statement is the
Houston "Post" of December 29th, 1913. Says the
"Post": "Chief of Police Ben S. Davison, summa
rilly interrupted and dispersed a gathering of Mex
icans attempting to hold a meeting in Houston
(HOUSTON belongs to the Lumber, Land and
Railroad Kings. Ed. V.) Sunday night ostensibly
in behalf of Rangel, Cline and 12 other Mexicans."
The "Post" further states that the meeting was in
a hall; admits that it was perfectly peaceful and
orderly, and that Fellow-worker J. A. Hernandez
who was in charge of meeting, dismissed the au
dience, which made no attempt even to resist the
lawless act of the police chief. The "Post,, a Joe
Bailey sheet, further states that: "Besides the
Houston police aut horities, United States District
Attorney Lock Mcl)anel, D)eputy United States
Marshal Len McFarlane, Federal Secret Service
men and others connected with the Federal and lo
cal governments were present." So here we have it
stated by a paper that is notorious for its hatred of
all Libertarianism that the entire machinery of
government, Federal and State, took part in as
gross a violation of the lill of Rights as ever the
"Black Reconstruction" committed anywhere in
the conquered South, and it was such deeds that
sent the Red Clan riding on its glorious mission of
justice. The sum of this is, that the victims now
held in San Antonio are to be railroaded to their
doom and all who attempt to raise a voice in their
behalf in Texas are to be hunted down and "sum
marilly" dispersed by the Federal and State au
thorities. Therefore, there is but one hope for
these victims and that i.s for the ENTIRE REBEL
PRESS OF THE WOlRI,l) to turn its batteries on
the Rurales of Texas and drag them out into the
blazing light of the World, there with their mas
ters to be held ul, to s- ame with the assassins of
Speis and Ferrer, and to give the alleged State of
Texas such oceans of FRE E ADVERTISING that
every real estate shark in it will go broke for lack
of suckers to colonize and re-colonize on cut-over
swamps and desert dus-t. Drag them out into the
light of (lay. () 1i heil editors of the Rebel Press!
Already John Hennery Kirby has announced
that he will not run for governor of Texas, tho he
gave a false reason t1 erefor-send the human
cockatoo 'olquitt to ke(ep him company in oblivion!
On Jan. 5th, the court in San Antonio overruled
the motion of the l)efense to quash the indict
ments against the Liberals, but granted a motion
Workers of Oregos Take Notice.
The Portland Locals are determined to push the
propaganda of Industrial Unionism in this State.
With that end in view, all members, employed in
lumber camps, construction work, etc., are uaed
to communicate with the Secretary.
The propaganda committee has prepared a ded
nite plan for the distribution of litestare, orgeni
zation and agitation in th4 camps. DO YOUR
PART. Send in your name and the address of
camp where you are employed.
The Locals has secured a new steroptieon ma
chine and are holding meetings Wednesday and
Sunda& nights. While in town make it your basi
ness to attend these lectures.
At the last regular business meeting Frank Ca
dy was elected Secretary for the ensuing term. All
correspondence should be addressed to
FRANK CADY, Secretary,
309 Davis St., Portland, Oregon.
Defense Funds Notice.
WHRATLAND: Sead al Fde for the idueme
of the Whestand Victims tis, A BMerr, See. L
W. W. Lals, 114 "I" Street, Smeramets CAL
T3XAS VICTIMS: Seid al fndes to Viear
CraveS Ber 1811, Le Angelks Ca., SBaea ry
e< the Raage- lml e Detmer I
LOS ANGUL CALt
Forty-four workingmen ha been i ass ed and
charged with rioting at the Plazass, Los Angeles, on
Christmas day. The authorities are determined to
send as many as possible to the penitentiary. Five
men ath under $2000 bail, and 39 under $500. All
contributions fo rthe defense of these men will be
published in Solidarity, Voice of The People and The
Wooden Shoe, until the' required amount is secured.
Send all funds to William Davenport, Box 265.
Station C., Los Angeles, California. Trial takes place
Yours for Industrial Freedom,
WORKINOMEN'S DEFENSE LEAGUE,
W. DAVENPORT, Secretary- Treasurer.
Committee :-A. Kinman, Wm. Stoekinger, Herman
Siegel, .Jos H. Corona, James O'Neil, O .J. Sautter,
Parker lill, Wm. R. Sautter, D. D. Charmn, Ray
('abezut, Hugh Swindley
for severance, so each man will be tried (?) sep
arately, the first being Leonardo L. Vasquez. Her
nandez was then arrested and jailed on a charge
of "vagrancy" and all his papers taken from his
person and handed over to the Persecuting Attor
ney. The Defense is badly in need of funds, and
the Huertaistas are already licking their fangs in
anticipation of the carnival of blood they expect
soon to see flow. Chained together like wild beasts
the Liberals were brought into the courtroom;
thus chained they were Iharched past the fortress
Alamo where Crockett and Bowie and near 200
hundred other heroic souls perished in cyclones
lead and fire that Texas might be free! And is this
the end of it all, for this did they perish, that the
soul of Santa Anna, reincarnated, rules the state
they died to free? Are there no liberty-loving
MEN left in Texas, are her sons all dead freedom?
Will the Working Men and Working Farmers of
Texas stay silent while this crime against liberty
and humanity, this atrocity that will finally shame
the State in the eyes of the civilized World is being
committed upon men (whose only crime is that
they fought for the freedom of their native land)
by a government that exists by the divine right of
BOOZE? Texans! you alone can say! The eyes of
all the World's Libertarians are upon you watch
ing to see if you are MEN no more. Texans! in
freedom's name, arise! Rebels of the World, to the
VASQUEZ PUT ACROSS.
Special telegram to THE VOICE, San Antonio,
Texas, Jan. 12.: Vasquez found guilty; sentenced
to F.fteen years in penitentiary.