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The Voice of the People.
Entered as Secoed-class Matter, July 5, 1913, at
the Post Office at New Orleans, La., under
the Act ot August 24, 1912.
Published Weekly by National Industrial Union of
Forest and Lumber Workers, Southern District.
District Headquarters .Alexandria, La.
Jay Smith .e~re retary.
520 POYDRAS STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
COVINGTON HALL Editor
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We now hate on hand a supply of THREE and SIX
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and help in t he work of Revoluationizin, the South,
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$7.00. At the.c prices you or your Local can help
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Might Is Right.
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NEW ORLEANS M. T. W. MEETINGS.
i.,t.al 7, Marine Transport Workers, I. W. W.
Meets every Tuesday at 7.30 o'clock at its Hall,
307 NORTII PETERS STREET.
.All Seafaring Men and Rebels Welcome.
Hall and Reading Room Open All .Day and
DAN GRIFFIN, Secretary.
FRANK ALBERS, Organizer.
o TO ALL LOCALS.
\ a fy tilt' vou wish to avail yourselves of the
s.rvitc's oVf Mrs. c'o,,k and m.lvelf for hall or street
work. a'llr,'ss. Bill B. ('Cook. Box 265. Station ('.. I,,
Ahls'cl'.(. (II.. (alre W. R. Sautter. Set'. No. 12.
Defense Funds Notices.
WHEATLAND: Send all funds for the
defense of the Wheatland Victims to Don
D. Scott, Box 1087, Sacramento, Cal.
TEXAS VICTIMS: Send all funds to Victor
Cravello, Box 1891, lam Angeles, Cal., Secretary7
of the Rangel-Cline Defense Committee.
Carl Person Defense: Send all funds to
Carl Person, Box D. Clinton, Illinois.
Railroad Workers, Get Busy! ACT
WANTED AT ONCE.
T(,ha,.e, tags and tobaceo and eigarett coupons from
1he following brands (to get films, slides and other
eIquipmlent for moving picture and Stereopticon ma
chine that belongs to the Southern District I. W. W.)
of ta)eo.i, tags ahlld coupons from:
C'(ilntry Gentlemen. Dinner Bell, Dixie Kid, Drum
mI,nli's Natural Leaf, D)uke'. Mixture. Every Day
Smoke. Fair I'lay, Four Roses, King Bee, Noon
Ilour, Old Style. Pay Car Scrap, Pick, Picnic Twist,
I 'ugilista Tobacco de Rec'orte, Pure (rape, Red Tag,
Sure Shot, sweet Cuba, Sweet Tip Top, 'insley's
Nat oral Leaf, I'nion Standard, Velvet, Victory, horse
Shoe, n'icle Sam. J. T., (.ranger Twist.
I'igarettes--('aporal, Chestertiehl. ('lix. Favorite,
Oasi., Obak, Old Mill. Perfection, Picayune, Pied
ont. l'olo, Recruit, Red Sun, Jamn .Jam, Fatima,
;ranld )Duke, Impeirials. Richmond Straight Cut.
Satin. Sultan: also I'nitel ('igar Stores and other
tclel.s. Northl. South. East arid WVes. save the above
aigs aldi ollpnlls and si 51 n il ill. or give same
to yourr Local secretary to s'end to Jay Smith. Box
7S. Alexandria, La.
HOP PICKERS ATTENTION!
Our Demands for Season 1914.
1. Ford and HuIhr be given a new trial at once and
ismisiisei d or no lops will be picked.
:'. Minimum n f $1.25 per hundred pounds.
3. Free tents.
4. Free drinking water in the fields.
5. high pole men.
4;. Men to help women and children lift heavy sacks
7. One toilet for every fifty men; women andi
ti Women's toilets to be u,pposite side of camps from
9. Abolition of Bonus Graft.
Ilop Pickers are requested to boycott every field
that di(n.-lot grant all these demands before picking
Ilop Pi' kirs Gc,rcal Strike Committee.
OIL FIELD WORKERS' DEMANDS.
1. Eight hours shall be a day's work.
"2. All workers go one way to the company's time
and others on their own.
:3. Three dollars and a half shall be the minimum
wage. Meals iot to be more than twenty-five
4. All 'lll)s s niust hiave sanitary i'its and they must
be two, feet apart ii tents.
5. One tenlt imust lbe set aside for a reading and
I;. (',ompany nmust pay transportation to all jobs.
7. If wi go o(n the jobI and lay one or more joints.
andl t'hen come in, we get one-half day's pay.
8. If the (company keelps us waiting on pipe right
away or tools we get straight time.
9. In case of going in water, we get double time,
and time anid a half for Sunday work.
10. ( )ne tentl to 1. on the .jobs to wash and bathe in.
I)luing ti hear fr,,m all interi.sted, wi. remnain. yours
for short hours and more pay in April,
IO)('Al I'NI()ON 5,(, 011Oil FIELD WORKERS,
i. W. W. J.;. A. ,LAW. Sc,.., care General Delivey,
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520 POYDRAS STREET. NEW ORLEANS, LA.
All Woodsmen, Attention!
Fellow-workers and all slaves, stay away from
Sweet-Home, La., Front. Local 275 on strike. The
strike was called to keep one of the Company's old
tricks off, trying to break the Solidarity and driv
ing the workers.
But, as always, the I. W. W. got wise and beat
them to it. The job is tied up right, not a man
working. So all workers help keep it so by staying
away untill we drive the boss into submission, and
make one step farther away from peonage.
Yours for victory,
PRESS COMMITIEE, L. U. 275
Southern Distrid Demands
Wage Scale for Legers and Saw Mill Workers.
Jehi the One Big Union.
Initaiatien Fee, $1.00; Dees 50c Per Memth.
Natioemal Iadstrial Unian of Forest sad Lumber
Workers, Southern District.
We demand an eight-hour day.
We demand that eight hours be the working day
from calling out in the morning until return at
We demand abolition of discount system.
We demand that all men shall be hired from Un
We demand that $2.50 per day, or $50.00 per +
month and board, shall be the minimum wage for ,.,
all employes in the logging or railroad camps.
We demand 75 cents per thousand, or $4.00 per
day per man, 11,000 feet to constitute a day's
work, for log cutting, stumps 86 inches high.
We demand a 50 per cent. increase in the pay of
Tie Makers, Stave Mill, Turpentine, Rosin and all
other workers in the Lumber Industry and its by
We demand that overtime and Sunday work
shall be paid for at the rate of time and a half.
We demand that injured workmen be given im
We demand that pure, wholesome food be served
at company boarding houses.
Cooks and other employes shall not be allowed
to work on a percentage basis. B
There shall be one waiter or waitres for every
30 men at the table.
We demand that maximum price of $5.00 per Q
week for board shall prevail.
We demand that the double deck bunks be taken
out of all the bunk houses and that beds with
springs and mattress be installed in their places.
We demand that dry rooms and bath rooms be
installed in each camp.
We demand that the pig pens be kept 300 feet
away from the cook houses or bunk houses, and
that up-todate sanitary systems be immediately
established in all lumber towns and camps.
We demand that the hospital fee be paid to the
Union and that the Union shall take care of all the
sick and injured through this fund, or, that the
men be allowed to elect the doctor and have a voice
in the management of the hospital and insurance
We demand that all settlements for injuries
shall be conducted in the presence of a committee
from the Union.
We demand that all delegates or organizers
shall be allowed to visit camps and mills.
GET BUSY I
For further and full particulars, address:
JAY SMITH, Seqetary,
IBx 78. Alexanlria, La.
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The Portland, Oregon, locals will hold regular
propaganda meetings twice per week in the hall at
309 Davis St., during this winter. New stereopti
con installed. Good speakers needed for meetings
in hall and on the street. Everybody welcome.
FRANK CADY, Secretary,
309 Davis St., Portland, Oregon.
Red Cross Drug Store
Tenth and Jackmen s _rusto-Oppe.lS e 9U 5 bpst
PHONE, NUMIER 1 I A.LEXANRIA, LA.
Complete fotk at
Drugs, Medicdes, Drug Snadries ad
Our Prescription bepartment is Chrge a t s iNaw
RguIsted Pharmnae, m easy i, MeeS
rade Matorsel e m used.
Maf Orders Plied Immeletsly an l3e6*g
sate Delivery by Parcels Post Ouaaatsi
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Cafe and Restaurant
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
307 N. PET~RS STREET NEW ORLEANS, LA.
UNDER MARINE TRANSPORT WORKEWR' HALL
BEST so tie MARIET for ALL ACES d PAINS
FOR MEN AND STOCK
1Oc., 25c., 50c. and $1.00 a Bottle
Your Merchant or Druggist ought to beop i
but, it he doesn't, send your order direc to
BILLINOTON'S LINIMENT CO., LTD.
gig RoBERT STREET, NEw ORLEANS, LA.
BEST MEALS IN CITY FOR THE PRICE.
LUNCH, 15c. DINNER, 1ck.
Short Orders Also Served.
QUIET AND Hoxmuwa GocO 81DiMa
754 Camp Street, Near Julia
NEW ORLEANS, - - LOUISIANA.
The working class and the employig else lave
nothing In common. There can be no Npeas
long as hunger and want are found assing m
lions of working people, and the few, who make
up the employing cl avs e all the good tbhgs
Between these two classes a strugglSe must
on until the workers of the world ergalsMe as a
class, take posseesion of the earth and the mm
chinery of production, and abolsh the wage syute.
We ind that the centering of the mSgamesmt
of industries into fewer and fewer hands akes
the trade unions uanable to cope with the ever.
growing pwer of the emplointg els. TIe trade
unions foster a stte of eaalrs whik allws oo
set of workers to be pitted aganst aother set t
workers in the same industry, thereby epag de
feat one another in waOge wars. Mereer, theI
trade unions aid In employing elas to anmlted the
workers Into the belief that the working eles have
interests in common with their omplayews.
These conditions can be abraged ad the hnter
eat of the working class uphelMd ly by a ga
sation formed In such a way that all its mambos
In any one Industry, or i all induatries, it nose
mary, cease work whenever a strike or obeokt is
on in any departmnat thereof, tahu makIlg at
nlajury to one an injury to all
Instead of the uonservative motto: "A fair day's
wage for a air's day's work," we must tsertbe
on our banner the revolutiounary watehword:
"Abolition of the wage system.
It is the historic mission of the wrlag elaus
to do away wilth capitalism. The army f pro
duction must be organised, not only fOr the ovWrt
day struggle with capitalists, but also to earlr o
production when capitalism shall ha boem over
thrown. By organising Industrially we are fo rmlng
the structure of the new society within the shell
of the old.
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