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Education WaW Freedom in
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Emancipation . Democracy
PJublihcd W\ee kly by Nationa:tl Inil- trl.d Union oi Itrest and tI,mtber
\\'orker.. Southelwrn D)istrict.
\I. :X \\IfRI \. 1,O('ISIANA.
COVINGTON HALL, Editor.
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NATION.\T, INI)t'STRIAI. UNION I)F F:(R IS'i' .\ND 1.lMItI,-11I
\ )OR K EI :-' Southern District.
District ]l(altlttuarter -.-.. . _I1 4 c;o,ul .\\venue, . xandria, I.,ouisiana
A..IL. nlerson, t ------ _----------------;clteneral ( rganizer Southern I),strict
.la Smith----------.. -------------------------Secretary Southern I)i-trict
A. I. (;tnllory ---------------------... -----------l'rcaurr Southe(rn I)istrict
EXIECl'TIVI: I.OAIDI St"filIl:RN D)IST'rICl'T:
li. le.chman, E. F. S<thaw. - ? . ...\shll orth. I'. 1l. Collin- 1). K. .r,trdon.
.l; ati i nt made, tit enter a:, St c,,nd Cla. Mlail I1at:ter. January 9th, 1913.
:t tile ',st (littee It .\t ria. La. t the .\c t of Ma chl 3, i.179.
'Thle wirking ,l;t, aln tlit .mnllying la's Ithave no)thing in commnl , n.
'lihere (a;it be n)o te t-ac. 6, t IItL s It h nl ger :l(1u want are fllu(I at;olltllg il
lions oi wtorking people, anl thc it.t, wiho make upl tlhe ctmploying class,
hairt all the good things of lifc
lict-.ren i:h.'e t\., ctlast, a trltggl. un -t iI go (on until the workers of tihe
world ir.tlni/t' as a cia-., tak,- pi,se-iin of the' earth and the mnachinery
of hrductl in, anld at ,ish the wage vsttln.
We find that the centtrintg ot the llanaigetment of in(lus-tries into fewer
and fewer hands minake. the ta, lt utni,,ns unalie to cope with the ever-grow
ing Ipwer of the emllpyintg class;. lThe tratle uniOtns fistter a state tof affairs
which-I allo(s sn e ect otf w\irker- to be, pittedl against antother set of workers
in the samle induistry, tlherl,t y hclling defeat one another in wage wars More
over, the trade uniontls aid in nCplying class to mislead ti. 'l,-orkcr., into
the belief that the working ctla~- have interests in cO lnt, on with thetir tnt
'Ih Se cio diiti,,ns can ll i t cllh:lnc.d andl the int,'rei.- of tilt' working ('lass
uplhel only bly an orsanu ar n ;I n/; ,l ,,rm,. l in stch a "av that all itsncmnlhur,
in any ,ne industry, or in .lI1 titlu.tris itf nic,.-:' r\y cease work whncever a
strl ke or lck,tut IS , i iit .,t ,I, .;1 l tlll nt tl.e ",fi, t1hu l ti;iailng an injury toi
ote an injury to all.
in mt, a; l ,,i tit. ct -,t-,".tll\.i 11i tt-,. . \ fair :;av'., wtal- fi,r a fair flav',
stork.' we isun t inm crit,, ,in ,ulr h-iitilt r the revilntiotlnary wat twh irl,".\b,,
liti'tn of the stage syvst l. "
It is the( hist,,ric mii .:,n II ',,. wtorking cla.-, ~ , Ii, away \wi:tl capital
i ' c. ' lh . t y ,,f pr,,d ll tin tll'I,. It,. ,,r- ..niict d.n,. t ,ill}'f fr the everyday
.,t ~i; ,. n , crthr,t;,. ]:t org;aln/il- in ill-trial!" wre arc rtln1inlt the
S \!I, 'AI OR Y.
' he Lt i. tiullertjck" i- i tl-re. It (om,,, t,) ,iv\ e \,icc t,, the
iltcitsCi ,t the I"orest anti tlhunller Wolrkcis, to) upholi their
Sil.e ink t\\ alnt1 tve ie\\\hre; tI) \otk lo 1r the o)Verthlr,\t ()f
pci,nic aiind ti, cetahblish Indlustrial l)cmocracv throt, houi
the tuth ',)d (' mtincnt. It is oVnetd antd puhlishcll hv the
Sotuthern l)istrict ,f the Natinal Industrial ! nion of ",r+
(.1t a;it I.tllmcrt \\',rkcrs byh and in )hchalf ,of its nicrnlerchip.
but \\ ill t hampion the ctautiSc Of all labo)r, recognizing that an
injurt to one is the concern of all. Its \vatcho\\ rd shall be:
"I i ttcati.ll ( )rga1i iza ittin a ,ntil l' ail7a1 cipr itit, ." It. . dream, a
i t'e -, hap ,,, ra c. It -1tll b- a p-l---- - f th- ,, ,ke-, h
Tl.'1 irIt Iticil ,tt of Tmlimetc r W\Vkecis is "cIad" a+taiit
the . reaml mii, Ig li really tells the truthl, biut. as uual. ntil a
\.1! nt , t. , halllC truthl, the C \\,,rst ,fo)m ,,f lyins ,,n ct rth.
I e ;,,th cltl, tlhArh "111a2.1" but a strlner anti migthtier I[ -
ti ait ;12h cti '-.1\- s hieitl ttr he f r they 'dieti the Irhert ih i
.in,llt I titl the \\,orkcrs Intustrit I 'ni,)n of tw N,,rth
\\" eI' te-.tI .1 St In .1calld1~2 the Natinal Inmust-ial 'vion of
1I in e-.i at I .ttti \Vos t an - Lrkeis, wyhtse ttmtnjn al ready
-tiuctht~c, tIrim Louisiana on the Gulf of \lexico to British
( 'ltibia tin the l'acific Sea. The Irobherrhood is "dTcad!"
"1i a t itit some tmtre! ()ne more' "dcath" that is as strenutt-s
ai- the th/ri,,n it has already "died," and the Southern Iumr
1.2r ()ptratirs Association and its kept writers and its gulln
men anitti ,tctives will all be in the hughouse. where they
e]t lni, ,lr n the ilevees in the nice Zcebra suits.
"Tlhe firotherht ,11 is t"dcad!" Lcqg live the National
1 iuttrial I nit in of Forest and Lumber XVorkers the One
!/t'e ('inn tf lumberjacks!
TIHE REBEL FARM1ERS OF THE SOUTH.
The wvorking farmers of the South, the farmers who farm
the farms, have always been a rebellious breed. They have
never tamely submitted to tyranny and enslavenment, as wit
ness the fierce fight made by the Kentucky and Tennessee to
bacco farmers against the Tobacco Trust and the splendid
record of the Louisiana and Texas farmers in support of the
lumberjacks in their long two years' battle against the Lum
her Trust. They are, these working farmers, a splendid
breed, filled with a deathless love of liberty and zealots in
the cause of true democracy. There wil be no finer legion in
Freedom's army that is now marshalling for the conquest of
the world for the workers than these working farmers of the
South. This is and has always been the belief of the writer.
Like the Forest and Lumber and Oil Workers, they truly
have "nothing but their chains to lose." When they find that
the I. XW. W.'s land motto is: "Whose the sweat, theirs the
land ;" that it has no hifalutin scheme of salvation to be im
posed on them; that, while aiding them all it can in all their
struggles, it will leave to farmers the solution of farm prob
lems; that it considers no one a farmer except the man who
tills and cultivates the soil; that it seeks to establish a free
market between the workers, a system of exchange where the
parasite cannot rob the producer; that all it asks of them is to
take their place as an Industrial Union of Agriculture in the
One Big Union of the Working Class and march on with all
the children of Toil to industrial freedom in an Industrial
Democracy, the working farmers of the South will be in the
vanguard of the world's rebellious toilers. They are my peo
ple. I know them. This is my faith in them. They have
never vet been found lacking or hanging back when human
liberty was at stake, and so I say the place of the farmer pro
letarian of the South is in the One Big Union.
S~ome time ago Fellow Worker Cline and yours truly
went to Kirbyville, Texas, to hold a meeting, and in spite of
the protestations of Kirby's suckers and hirelings we held the
meeting and aroused great enthusiasm.
Some time about a week later the cockroach capitalists
and Kirby suckers of Kirbyville got together and passed re
solutions against the I. W. W., and in their petition they
stated that the Socialist Party had repudiated the I. W. W.,
and declared themselves against its methods and principles.
The petition itself was a delusion and a snare, and when
the working people learned that the I. W. W. was liable to
put Kirbyville on the map, by starting a free speech fight
and filling their jail, tlhe began to renig, and wanted their
names taken off. This action was opposed by company suck
er Herndon, on the grounds that it was intended to keep any
profane language from being used on the streets and not to
hinder any man's right to free speech, but this veil was too
thin, and a great number of the workers succeeded in having
their names withdrawn. The seed sown by Fellow Worker
('line and myself had fallen on good ground and the sole topic
of conversation among the workers in John Henry's mill has
been the One Big I'rnion and the question: "Are you going to
join?" is on almost every tongue.
The workers in all of Kirhv's mills are waking up to their
economic interests and lear ing that being one of Kirby's
`'pals" does not mean mo .l1 s and bacon." Rumors have
filtered out of lcerr \ville, no doubt, that being a good citizen
is not ,very profitable. The (;ood Citizens League here have
been badly stung, and are neither fowl, flesh nor fish; the
,mlpany has failed to appreciate their good work and are
ndling to Fort WVorth and Beaumont for food supplies for
the scabs: we have been hearing daily reports of dissatisfac
tion among them, and several have hinted that they were sor
rv for tlleir mistake, an: anixious to get hack into the good
graccs of the I nion boys. But the strikers, like the company.
\ill not have anything to do with them, and I am afraid their
melclbershib in the (;ool Citizens (?) L.eauge is going to
pr ove :a costly investment. The boys are standing solidly and
ire determine! to win this fight.
We wish for the greatet success for the newly - horn
ILumberjack, and pledge our support in its editorial policy.
niin with it \e cxpect to fight for complete Industrial Enman
ipati'ln ain1t the One ig i 'nion.
'Your< with Rebel greeting,
J. W. KELLY.
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KANSAS 1ll.) VIII. HAVE RA(CE TRACK.
Kansas (Cit\y, I)ec. 3. -Miss Louisa long, daughter of R.
\ 1. ln.g, a millilinaire of this city, has announced that her
(tlicr w\ill bui ,i a private racing plant to cost a half million
dollars on his 20,-acre farm near this city.
A lihalf-mile race track will be made and the infield \will
,e fitted up for polo. The plans includle a la rge tan-hark area.
S\lhere Xliss Luang, w\ho is prominent in horse show circles
c'\pccts to . cercise her horses.
.A l:arge country house will he built on the place. Xliss
,Long said the ilnprovements would he completed early next
ummner.- "Town Talk," Alexandria, La.
Race tracks and religion:; gunmen and gospels; dletecti\ves
ant di\vinities: peorage and philanthropy--Carpenter of
Nazareth, what a combination to he worked "in thy name!"
The next issue of "The Lumberjack" will contain Treas
urer Guillory's report for the year 1912 in full. Report of the
Grabow Trial will followv. Keep posted. Read "The Lum
berjack." Subscribe today.
Boost "The Lumberjack." Subscribe today.
Arouse, slaves of Lumber. Take that which belongs to
you; ask for higher wages and shorter hours.-"The Free
THE NEW AGE
The following article is Chapter XV of "THE RUINS OF
EMPIRES," by C. F. Volney.
Scarcely had lie finished these words, when a great tu
mult arose in the west; and turning to that quarter, I perceiv
ed, at the extremity of the Mediterranean, in one of the na
tions of Europe, prodigious movement--such as when a vio
lent sedition arises in a vast city-a numberless people, rush
ing in all directions, pour through the streets and fluctuate
like waves in the public places. My ear, struck with the cries
which resounded to the heavens, ditsinguished these words:
What is this new prodigy? What Cruel and mysterious
scourge is this? We are a numerous people and we want
hands I We have an excellent soil, and we are in want of sub
sistence. We are active and laborious, and we live in indi
gencel We pay enormous tributes, and we are told they are
not sufficient! We are at peace without and our persons and
property are not safe within. Who then, is the secret enemy
that devours us?
Some voices from the midst of the multitude replied:
Raise a discriminating standard; and let all those who
maintain and nourish mankind by useful labors gather round
it; and you will discover the enemy that preys upon you.
The standard being raised, this nation divided itself at
once into two bodies of unequal magnitude and contrasted ap
pearance. The one, innumerable, and almost total, exhibited
in the poverty of its clothing, in its emaciated appearance and
sun-burnt faces, the marks of misery and labor; the other, a
little group, an insignificant faction, presented in its rich at
tire embroiedred with gold and silver, and in its sleek and
ruddy faces, the signs of leisure and abundance.
Considering these men more attentively, I found that the
great body was composed of farmers, artificers, all
professions useful to society; and the little group was made
up of priests of every order, of financiers, of nobles, of men in
livery, of commanders of armies; in a word, of the civil, mili
tary, and religious agents of government.
These two bodies being assembled face to face, and re
garding each other with astonishment, I saw indignation and
rage arising in one side, and a sort panic in the other. And
the large body said to the little one: Why are you separated
from us? Are you not of our number?
. No, replied the little group; you are the people; we are a
privileged class, who have our laws. customs, and rights, pe
culiar to ourselves.
People: And what labor do you perform in our society?
Privileged Class: None: we are not made to work.
People: How, then, have you acquired these riches?
Privileged Class: By taking the pains to govern you.
People: Whatl Is this what you call governing? We
toil and you enjoy! We produce and you dissipate! Wealth
proceeds from us, and you absorb it. Privileged men IA cla s
who are not the people; form a nation apart, and govern your
Then the little group, deliberating on this new state of
things, some of the most honorable among them, said: \Ve
must join the people and partake of their labors and burdens,
for they are men like us, and our riches come from them; but
others arrogantly exclaimed : It would he a shame, an infamy,
for us to mingle with the crowd; they are born to serve us.
Are we not men of another race, the noble and pure descend
ants of the conquerers of this empire? This multitu(le must
be reminded of our rights and its own origin.
The Nobles: People! know you not that our ancctsors
conquered this land, and that your race was spared only on
co,nlition :f serving us? T'his is our social compact! this the
government constituted by custom and prescribed by time.
People: O conquercrs, pure of blood! show us your gene
ealgics! we shall then see if what in an individual is robbery
and plunder, can he virtuous in a nation.
And forthwith. voices wcrc heard in cecrv quarter calling
out the nobles by their names; and relating their origin and(l
parentage, they told how the grandlfathel, the great-grandifa
ther, or even father, born traders and mechanics, aftcr acqluir
ing wealth in every way, had purchased their nobilitv for
nlmoncy: so but very few families were really of the original
stock. See. said these voices! see these purse-proud common
ers who deny their parents! See these plebian recruits who
look upon themselves as illustrious veterans and peals of
laughter 'were hceard.
And the civil go\vernors saidl: tlhse pcple aire mild, and
naturallv servile; speak tI them of he king and of the law.
and(l thycv wvill return to their duty. P'cople, the king wills, the
l'cople:'l' The king can will nothing but the good of the
pieople; the sovereigns 'an only ordain accorrding to, law.
Civil G(;overnors: The law commands vyou to be submris
People: The law is the general will; and we will a new
order of things.
Civil Governors: You are then a rebel people.
People: A nation cannot revolt; tyrants only are rebels.
Civil Governors: The king is orn out side; he commands
you to submit.
People: Kings are inseparable from their nations. Our
king cannot be with you; you possess onlv his phantom.
And the military governors came forward. The people
are timorous said they; we must threaten them; they will
submit only to force. Soliders. chastise this insolent multi
People: Soldiers, you are of our blood! Will you strike
your brothers, your relatives? If the people perish who will
nourish the army?
And the soldiers, grounding their a'ms, said to the chiefs:
We are likewise the people; show us the enemy!
Then the ecclesiastical governors said: There is but one
recourse left. The people are superstitious; we must frighten
them with the names of God and religion.