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Hurrah, Lumberjacks !
Yellow Pine Pirates Meet
First day 's pr'.eedings taken up hnimost tntirely
with trying to devise ways and llle ians to htead off
and keep downl thi Forest a1nt llllltber Workers
Union. promineniilt amonlllg siaI Iio-ans being the now
niotoriuis Wolf-ur. P'lain of tlit- Assassinator1ts.
Y. M. '. A. I 'rain- lestr, tol.ti and blatekiolee-under
miiners highil pIra.',l ultlil tn It' giveni full eiharge of
Wol f-are Hlf,.
Frv.i'.vthinig htrita tti- liv TI1E V4\ il('l: anit tilhe
I'\ION in regar;tl to hIte i l';fllatinsly unianiiitary con.l
dIltio ,lls of hI,. M4ill T'l'o ,ns :ln I l'alnla l fully p)riweli
b aldh is'sii'n, I lllo the | floolwir
('et buIIsv haIriler 1litin evvtt , y4)1 lIl'el lUittl'erjaIIeks.
fir wt, liiri . lt "'iii g ie ,rito IitIV . fe ItVhi 'tl ( txil
the open ll , 11111II( "lI': thilt ' ; lto m Ik( ruffs ti llth AL
our I)E1 ANIM' S '
ven ttII i t in \e a Ori" yl-i;ll t .-,ta 'rtlay. ( 'icll('i , t there
litlh thr-eel m t-It Sen tannkitte, l .it .ihe Iai- t ihre men t 1li
itw t l l tt11' riv l tIit llw l ht- ih into A ll the iia etl
halls "fl n iitl h" vii t 'ut tteIt I -a 1rltr-l. 'hIt li Ediiio tr
Iof' Till ii VaI('EI: it. IrN iltital I It graiite the haurll
with his ipr,.svn(l e, Not IIhI, rep, rt 4.t' \\ hillt ta k pIl ee yes
Iter lay, thiI i tlb. i. givent to on lutho rity of till.
N tw Orleans "i 'i;vtu e r,. ' frJoll l ahi 0,Nh all the itlems
llue r lith' t ,oih- n i,.e t es . .;t(ItS (\whi.h i, are (rt, s) are
'De pite lhlth I 1 tisis i s'pil i ,it' t iia n hiol b tr litioa1 to it,
the mi ll ct. r4.rs. If \ ll\\ il , i it'no llw tlllnventionlll
ailt 6il 't i aeaIlI . yI-steray agre t lll '' i to putsll raenewtlltl ,I
tvigolr rn s nllll i-,i- nto Iheir ixl t iof hi.etedlring hl)or
t.,li(li io su througlh - lilt. - t i lilll j tt ' t i h tier IW elfarlue Col .is
mis-,iont , whic.h itr is N ,- i lkin,, in rt .il tb Ir.tiia 1 l, h lthe
inhistrial dlivisin 4t th' I( .1 1. 1 ..I ' A. A l'fund l i'
$:l(li(II) was rali.iel tI4 con tinue the work, whi,'h ,osistl
of wI' dirh ing s. i J ta utiill. tpersi ll, hygiVlllltne, Ilcreensll
h. l alu ;I-il r.tt gitl. I t lvi wo i lll-I ti-- ;i rs( 1 g il i ai lllium er
.I 11:EN'i': As there are about 2.i),0(K) or more
Ituberljaks in the Statets of Tixa, i Louisiana, Ar
kliusl. t l ississ.ippi, i)klahol a ti lll FlotI ridai , and only
l$:IiItn - iubs,'rilitd bjoward their sanilittiini aind the "sav
ing ofll, their s,,ll ." (I. e., their hllborl-powel r for the
Lum'[nr Trust, -al-h Luniiltrjalk is invited to figure
outtiwhat the "Assneaitiou," Ihiniks is tihe value of his
"immortal x(ul." A,..rding to, (,air way of figuring
the da;tmi t.hing must Ite sot Iman t- 'heap it aintl worth
either 1 it.- lpri Ie or t i- t rouble.
NA WSiTYl, l I.lI l"i- l L i I.'tS-n.
President S. J. ('ar,'lented, oin hi:; annvual address.
ios llueteI tuill tlit- woirk t'f behteria g i ,inditioniits, and
the labor ilio, ;- ltitnijh ito it. lhe s'lii:t
"It is All.-'iUa ralted I.ey..w n, it (ulfiltl that 'bettAering
condiiio)ns,' as apl di,,,i t,, 11i11 r41 les e.,,an.sists of aily
thing they- .aul 'ln bIt ,tin 4.1nI(. An attemp tht that any
lanufttiiuri'r m-ak. iato -It.!.r wirkigl. inhtiins is
.stishe, ih:-.- I It h S lir l Ih,, .n (hl e l1hldP( by uninl
labor. Tihalt is, Ilat-r ,t-a:, -iz.itt.s at. att devoted lto
biltte'ring 'oni i, i ,f t s, exlepa t as II.y see t m it thetir
v peall lniur %\alI . aIil it iis at ell kt lo- n fuIt l that
i'hi. i.. broh1 outI.s I bhll-ihn hut.ishd by the
We've Got 'Em Going!
a recent decision in the Missouri courts c~aing a I
shade on the organzation. lie urged the members to'
enact certain amendments in the constitution, how- a
ever, saying. "A policy of perfect candor and frank. J
ness will do more to ally suspicious than all else." a
COMMENT: Nobody but a Y. M. V. A. meker
would beleve there was either "frankness" or "can
dr" in that statement.
The "I'al"-inate was absent, or at least John Hen
ner'y hasn't shot off yet.
AI'O(T'LE TO 114WA TEI-('UltE PREYi18S.
It. A. Long, who is the millionaire head of the
Long-li llLuamber ('ompany, the most extensive opera
tor in seuthwIst Louisiana, and J. II. White, a million
aire with lheavy lumber interests in Louisiana, made
talks in hearty a'ccord with the movement. Both of
themse men live in Kansas City, and have been pioneers
in earmp imnlrovements. M1r. Long recently made a gift
,of se'vral hundred thousand dollars to the "men aid
rcligition forwardt" mnovemnent.
"'Men in chargel of big industrieC don't understano
lthe laboering man," Mr. Long said: "You won't
listel to tilt. walking delegates of the unions, and
I don,'t Ilmel you for that," and he continued to
-ay that the presrent move. was the only medium to
get in better tocush with the camp meln and improve
relaftions wetween theml. His company, he said, made
mtapprojpriat'ions each year to provide its camps with
('OMM(1ENT: We sure feel sorry for the sainted
sucikers In hin Peusnities if the sainted Parson is
lixing to get it "'Iltter tuch" on them. If anything
will bring them oft tiheir knees- and make them hear
gladly the "walking delegates of the lUnion." that
orlt to. But ll'rsey, what the UNION of LUMBER
.JACKS is after is not "religious services," but a ser
vice that -aIlls for big. fat. juicy teftsteaks on Lum
i'rjac'k tbhlels. 111il'T IIEIIE ANI) NOW-you can
have the hauntelllt IIE AFT.\l,"lI for all WE are con
.erned., or ,iii ~iian give tihemie to, the. Y. M1. (. . A. "Sou
insurance- age-nts" 'ld "nspirituail policemen," for all
Ill 71'E TI TELLS1 I1) IUt ('l/EA I' I'I.EACHIEIS ARE.
M11r. W\Vhitel tolI atblit the dlays in Mitsuri, when
lls c,.clpaimly weolId give a Sinlay .hoodl suplrin
tenldent i!2 every Sunday he, we'lnt to the canmp and
held school. 'l'hevy e-oulI secure a serlioin from a
plreacher for at half bushe'l of corn, he salid.
('OMMENT: \VW htold you these soul-chasers were
a -hea!p lot of tlinrtlallnners. and now here comes
M.r. White, Illullber Kiing, and proves it to you.
''lThere is one lhinlg we can say for the Catholic'
pri.ests--IhI !y won 'I sahb, they won't "save your soul"
foer les-s than their unioni wage scale--they'll see you
in hell first. I'lehase report. thin to " The Mena(e'
some of yeoulr Ietnlllll I'ectestanllts who are down on
youlr knllees "thanllking (;old" for the "religious 'er
vice" of the Illlllumber Trust -scwlcl.Ily, 'cornlIme and
AI .\'I-('I'llli'l7 APPEAIRS.
C. I. 'l'e'o.-e g'eneral secretary of ithe Industrial
-p,e:rt'nlc'ent of Y. . I. . A.. addressed the c-onvention
ee, the \wall'nrce wc,rk. The ioivemeit was heartily
irndls d, iil idilie;tioin.s are that l the comining year
n ill see.. grea;lte-ir I'pr res, . ill this line thali ever It'
fre-. Thle idena is to initall I-rfec-''t sanitation in
-.acijns. filter tlhe driking wate\r. scre'en all houses.
acil ,iv, lisustructi,,n.,s tee lehe ,imin r,.gardiug first aid
I, fhle irljlr-ecl. ' ;ers,'-eal hei.emme - NI aln jrventatlives to
eike.aise. In ae lifi,.ee fee this. se- lI s are tf he con
eheifeh l. Sii ,,l .c-s,'h,,,lees ac,,il reli'i,,is servi,-es will
€'.11M.1':INT II' tlhese fe-'lhlc e r ar s,, damiiened in
te''ceste'el ill tlie' "s- lv atl\ nc'c eel u," ? seu.r . ' ' l y." ii fsl
Il'iheleerjc.e'ks., lhee'- WilY I)I)'T T'ilEY (4ET
III',Y IlEl1'1)1R TIlE I 'NIIN ( :A\ME.? Every
ecicmndcel IelHor-skiinner ,,II tlhis ('ont inllit is binlcekillng
:Inl, fincr n gt-iuig llthis Y..M. I' \. e. m~imi'el yeii cnIlll
Ice- yuir Inst (l iis slary (lrtQcarer lhal hi es' "'lamlbs
ee" Il"' ;er e. ,,rkimig f'<er the' WELIAhRE. rient eef YOU
II.\l Itll(IA'I ('KS. iut l thee i.irlte.s whe ciay their
ni.eeal-t i'kfts. c, l e-,l tiln e b ,khlt se-,. · it ;t si ne-tiicie age
c1dnd, f - i' w\e- eel t ci, .te-, ll c h, trut lh.
Trie I-0I,'ES',T ,N.%D 1i.1l1:Ill IUOUKEL-s U.iON.
(:. I Liuelih'rjavks.. i.s the l, IEAi ,,ef 'IY uLr I'N[ON,
ee- , N, KlflI 'NIOIN 4)F LI 'MI.tI-.I.At 'KS.
A gre-at er 'cc.llieee-ut was never laid tee that hand
feul eef' Vc-te'raies \'h,, feer thrc.+' Ilcng .'ears leave kept
lie ( rcimse en i cleer ee 'hliat I 'nicer flying ice the jun
ele's cef flee' ',thelt , eesleif'. all t hie icuirdelreis dee-ds of
It hoI" ''mllrlrcellS .\'o ,.-eijftii,. ''lheilr wiork. tflee w'ork of
flee' \',eer:eies. i.- b, inni,,e fe, telIl AT l\.ST! You.
Y"4 aIrde ct ;t jeiciue if' Yi' )I chc elect f'uIl in line' and
hl I c-urrm v flint Inn.e r ,le- e ,, te ac 'erly a iie I swe'e'pinmg
\victfry. IE . .A .AN .Iii the I'ci,,i c ,if e rleline'r
.j,,ks f c,,-i.: .li.ki ill it: sta;l byl y. rll fllhw-weerkemrs
all ,l egs lihe lii l nee' : l . , , ' ill s.,, se-' a great
,ihaiue,,. it, the' livicec., ,.,emeelificees eel' tlh.- Se,,tleern c o'erest
l'erke.rs. '('I l" hleave' meihi,,g tee hlose. Y'( " are at
lc-ast ec.tlif eel f,, a ',;ele's . age'. ariel fhe-v sire- lcaying ,
xirike'-here',kers the fle- Sw-t lHoeeee' lr're,,it TIIREE
J)0J.IA.+IM .NI It.\IIh) I'EU Il.IIIT-IlOI'H l)AY.
.vt uinn,iiy ee' .v,,i csal wv ,s. ,e.-lel ce,,ce ,z..' flee' .5.4() lr
Psh Thei FightIg I
NINE- OUR DAY and no board, which the Union
demandk " because the Companies couldn't affoerd it,"
so you did say, ant now just see trhat damn fools
you were, for the Assoeiation itself is proving you
ON WITH' THE OBNERAL T81RIKE
If all the Southern Woodsmena will follow the
Rebels at the Sweet Home Front on strike, will quit
the fool policy of "waiting" while the Aspeiation
smashes each handful of Rebels, they will WIN the
fight hands down. Get ready for the struggle. Get
in aul stay in the Union. Get all the Lumberjacks
you know to come in, and go after them TO-DAY.
(et busy for
TIHE GENERAL STRIKE OF LUMBERJACKS!
110 W TIIE WOL WOLF-FARE PLAN RKS OUT.
It is with sadness and regret that we learn of the
tragic death of Fellow-worker N. E. Webb, who was
ci ushcd to death early this mornng. February 7th,
while coupling cars on a log train at Springhill, La.
The best we can learn, his death was due entirely
to insufficieht lights and a broken coupling pin.
To him we wish a peaceful rest after the stormy
tumoil of life. To his wife and children left to mourn
his loss we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
To others we wish to say: As long as the Boss
holds the power to fix the hours and c(onditionls of
labor such tragic accidents are going to be common.
'IThe Itoss care nothing for human life.
lh caree nothing for the tears of women and child
ren. Ile doesn't care how many homes are robbed
of their bread-winners, so long as he can coin the
As long as workingmen are silent and will not raise
a protestng voice in behalf of human safety on these
ac..ursed jobs they are acceesory to murder every time.
a victim is wacritited on the alter of 'freed.
(',d give us MEN ! .Jobs like .these demand
l them. S. H. 2:3.
THE LABOR SPY.
By W. II. LEWIns.
Just now, the South in overrun with this spawn
of an unjust Socwil system. Many of them are carry
ring union cards, while others carry letters of recom
nendlations, as well, from prominent officials in the
What manner of vulture is it that will spy on the
workers, gain their confidence and then betray themn
to the Boss?
Of all the monstrOus acts depraved beings stoop to.
this is the lowest !
When in the future, the history of the present is
written, what will be said of them?
These fiends twill sit at the table of a worker. cait
,if his scant food,, hsk at the wretchedness of his
litle onus. at the hopelless tolndition of his frail wife.
aidl then--- ltfrayl hlim!
I say th' l Iackcst hell is snow white eomnpalrle to
4(reat (ottl ! and this viper who calls hiimiself a mlan.
is liorn of Wlitian, flhe noblest creature ontt earth!
r You aililters (f ibread! .oiu who live in Itxilry, ryetai
\hll deslpise the workers. the creatolrs of weaitllh, you
who laugh when somlte poo]r girl falls. I sayl to yori:
all the spies on earth will not save yon!
To the spy. I have this to say: The South is t
Svery ulnhenlthy country. I would adviseH you lotl,. to
snly arIound working mien's hiomies at nighlt for thli.
tloetors assulre us that, th le night alir is fa;\vorale to
tthe cotiltraetlion of tit !it.,is.
- VW' also are. curst with malaria, and 'tWitllI be a
Stlilllme folr you to ilhave chills.
Nor is flit Sollithern 1tiiintue fliVrallt, to the clife
if a.oul h iksx.
'itt you. jnr w, rking nin aid w'vomtn of l)ixie.
hlet fi' call youir atfttention to the fact. that yoil shouhl
io tt itlace too 4m0uilch confirtileinet' inl sliick t ongue, dainilty
finrtg,'re I, ad .ll grtstmnitd indIividuals.
r itit ailtive' all thingss. II' inlto lii/ uni0on of !/ouir
laoss, th/ fi!/htiing I. W. W.. and help banish slavery
fril the tearth!
There a irhi iut twwo reastiti;s foir the spy blttirig in
I)ixie. aid tihost' reasons are. !ou and thli I. W. II".
LUTHER L. HALL TAKE NO'IICEI
Ylu ar't. hrt.l'ey riotifited to etxptel the IIlACKL(KiIS'T
ING. I ill'IEAI' of the S,,nthern lurll.r ()lOperators'
I\Ass. ciationi frotl the othice. of theI Sitate's (?) ('ani
y irth e tr. w' art' at, a loss to tilithllnisar i why til
l., h t1f" L'oI iisiaria sh. t bll Is' ftr',d .r'' ltIt pa liy ' wag..
I ,f lit' As.sN'iation's llhacklistinig ('lhrk atlid I) .I\ANI)
that it Ie hrini.irtltely stopt.
lest vtl think this hilt atil idlle IH,.ist whlicih ,we
hiavq' rig, h..twl.r ito 'ritfor.tt. t ' . r'fr rit11 lto ihtt ' lf nor
t tll Y eithlt'r txlt.l tlilt hIla.klisn ti lliii rl iui of lt lit
A A s, s'iatiottn. 1. L. I,. hltxauatlt'r. w, it.'r nr . or rfet ,oil
Sotf Inhlic life. b'.ftrt' we pillut you tit.
Ivy ,,rtl .r of thIe ('l.. ,, Ti tit..
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Slim ,art came to OklUsa.oa tly -.the Oif r
boom, whi this aik of tb wug A 'F known '
is the Indian Territory. le was a museular.
husky yourg fellow,juL~ .ile kind of man that is
able to do a hard day's wor.
Men were searee in those days, worlketas plentif l
and wages were good; so it did nots ajle Slim long
to find a job. IHe went to work in the oil fields. He
worked there for a couple of ytearl, and then drifted
to the Pipe Lines. lie was eonsidered a good man
on the tongs. The lonb always had a smile for Slim.
lie always set the pace and stuck to it. He was well
liked by everybody. Never had a kick. Was always
proud of the fa.t that he was the best worker on the
line. lie spent his money freely and was always
ready to help the boys when they were broke.
When Slim first hit the Territory he was not much
of a lbooe fighter; he seldom, if ever, took a drink;
but with the hard work and the environment he was
placed in, he gradually got to be known as a man who
eould carry a good load. Slim made quite a reputa
tion as a Pipe stabber, but the lhard work was begin
ning to tell on him. In a short while he lost the knack
of stabbing. lih was gradually going down hill and
he knew it. lie blamed his troubles on everything
but hard work. lie tried to keep up the old pace
In.t ,o!'dn't. His length of time on each job was
getting shorter. His thoughts went back to the time
when he used to ball out the nman who couldn't hold
clown the job for over a week ; how he nteed to call
him I "Bum" that didn't want. to ,work. lie eut
out drinking and went on the "water-wagon." but
still he couldnl't get his old speed hark
On()e day when he was carrying burt.ts on an eight
inrch line. and working the best he knew how, the
man on the p1,,1is way growing abiout some one rid.
ingll he ttongs n!d I he J.'orelnan hlollored out, "lley,
there. Slim. What are you doinig, sleeping on them
tongs? Slim drew his pay that night and pulled
his freight for Tulsa.
lie was not. long in town until lie was filled
uip on booze. That night lie got pinched for
being drunk. liHe got ten Mlays on the c(hain gang.
'lheaning the streets. When turned out of jail he
was broke. IIe then hung around waiting for live
ons c.oming to town to blow in just the same as he
used to do. The live ones finally got tired feeding him.
When they woull see him coming they would beat
it outll of his way. Tie knew the gamnle; he had played
it himself. lie then went to picking tip and selling
bottles. Got run in a couple of times for vagrancy.
Ilis old friends forsot about the (lays when Slim was
a "goodI worker" and a i"giood fellow." When they
got ti'.llt'her inll suoe' hnk yard to drink a bottle
of " White aIlle." 'aulf if Slimn's nane wlas mention,'d
it was alIwaysl."That hii. lie's no gsl; he don't
aitt t,, work; oh, he's ai c.okehead."
IIe finally got ot a dit hilng gang. The Foreman
knew him in the old days and .gave him a snap, but
two or three other oldj-tin.r cs 'alte alonig and Hlin
hadl to go in tlihe ditch'. Ile couildn't hold his eoiul
tilp. so Ihs , id frieni.l the "ore anii. iannieil hill. Ilh
wint hback to town t.I got iithl,'hed again, bint. beingu
I hrke \\ hien arrested,l.the .l(Ige gave hint It "floater."
ie ipulled out for Kanisas ('ity. lie hung around
Kanllsas ('ity tuntid hei got played oilt. Thin he heat
it to ('hic'ago.
Tl'Ie Inast timlle I s:Mw, Sliri hIi was hanging aronln
11illisn illld Ii lesl;itlS Strreets lruagging IIsi)llt thei'
aolttiw.r ,if loinlits his g;ling IIs.d ,l t lay Eio t andl the'
glil tI mlhf'S l ui' il in f he oil thio' s.
There are a whle lit of Slii -n (b ipij ILin.jis aIl
,lhi'.r j.- s arI'iilll I!h.' ,il fic.l'ls. iand there will Ih.
a who,,le lot tmi.re Ef IhI'i .ivi n Pipe laines, drl.
,ir tohlbs anil drilling we.lls on the corner of Madlisfni
aoI )'esplaiif's StrEE'ts. initl ill IIinky I)iiks illlil
,,tl'r uirr,'l Ioulnses, uniis they get t-bgetlier land ,,r
..iitiz ' in thIu' I. W. W . anil .shirten thiiir hJours varl
'iSt I b i tio Ii that killini, I n , ri at which they. work.
(.i'.. yo, 4)il WVorke'rs. get into the ONI l[it
I'NION: l,'t Us .11 'brjaniz. tig'.thir ani u WE 4'AN
IJ.\VE AN EIfll'r-IIOl'Il IAY 'rllin;1'Ijlol'l'T
li',r illn t i ritith l l n iln t i r llirt , t in' rlii il.l. I hi
vrolustriol Wrk',rs of th' Worhl )il Work'rs I ri.
-vriii. tbb .1. A. I4,w. eb'rrit.ary. 4 eni'ral I ,)elv'r..
"'l' l;,I. 4(k lihmunI. ir 'O lir iL tE 1 thtE' l II ittn Nli i'
ARE YOU A CUCUCOO?
lta,.k iil hit' ,, i' o',intrii'..e th' Kvgli.h atiil Iri-h
\w-rk(.rs lI;iVi' nI it'ood I b' tfbr lht pi".ii.'s Ebt' w\Vio kitr
e'ntlh thai orb' Iiiii iowardily l to hi. either ',IIt-;Il.''lgI
btll ollt'ib b iS Lb hiid that sti'ols it.'.i eg s intit'' the ie.t
ur alot hifr hird. I h''re'.h get.it i ll ti i ;,.li',.fit, ,,
another's labor aivid giving lifothilg iii r'iIturtm Ihltr'
I i" I ll 'iib'bii A 4 l('nil'i takes a ll t' 1 hi. I 'ill,.tit,, hitib
vl,, fr fli , I 111'vi,, iS 111i ilit th inl Iriis to s arlil I b.a 'i nlL,
i, is y,,litg. tr" YO( I (', i,'', ?
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