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COMING BACK SOON-ARTHUR L. EMERSON
AND WILLIAM D. HAYWOOD.
Organize! Get Ready' for Dates!
II avwood is now lecturing and organizing for the Pacific
(, ,t I)istrict of the NationraIndustrial I 'nion of Forest
and IL umber \VWorkers. while Emerson, who reports his hearth
Imuchl improvedl. is \\ rking thru a Southern section, building
a ha k-fire under the lAssociation. Both report a great awak- I
(ilmilg amonig the lun icrjat ks and sa' they are receiving calls
firm forest workers :verywhere to cmni,, and help them or
ganiZe. In the present month the office of the Southern l)is
trict has received. letters from every State in the South, from I
New Mexico to Virginia, asking for information about the
I nion and how to go about organizing. Several new locals
have been chartered and tile Union has at last, thanks to the
\ssociation's rifles at (,rahow, which sent the Union's mse
,,age against peonage shricking thruost the world, spread far
beyond the Sultanate of John llcnrv and the apostolic See
of Ilishop long.
Veterans of I ouisiana, arise! and let the Brotherhood
"'die" some more!
l,cet not the I'nion's grand old guard at elcrrvville. fall
alone ! ARISE! I)on't leave it all to "the hero Emerson.
Arise, Veterans, arise!
The fight has just begun!
('1II IAHR IN WOODS AND MlIILS.
By E. F. Doree.
If you were to be told that inside of twenty-five years that
the greater part of the lumber produced in tl e United States
would be produced by children, you would think that the
person making the remark was.crazy. But s4till this is very
likely to be so. Seventy-five years ago therr were no child
laborers at all. There was no work that they could do. The
machine was complicated and it took a husky man to od the
work. But the machine has become simplified; in fact, to
produce some articles, all there is to it, is pull1ng levers. The
machine was complicated and it took a husk, man to do the
work of children. Twenty-five years ago the're were no chil
dren, to speak of, in the textile mills. Today they are half
the crew. The method of making cloth has been simplified.
Children can make it. Children are cheaper. Children got
A few years ago to see a child in a machine shop was a
curiosity. Today they are thick; they run press drills, planes,
cut threads in ruts and on bolts, as well as setting up parts of
machines. The machines do the work; children watch them,
and pull the levers.
Twenty-five years ago children were scarce in the mines.
Today they are plentiful and there would be more had it not
been for organized labor, which protested on the job against
it. The breaker boy is common, as are children working in
other capacities, as mule drivers, nippers, etc.
The child is working on the farm, he can plow with the
sulky, mow with the mower, rake with the horse rake, etc.,
while he could not operate the scythe, flail, cradle or hand
rake. Because he is strong enough to work with the machine,
he is placed on the machine. He is cheaper.
But the flathead, the faller and bucker, says, "But thev
can't pull a saw, that is a man's job, and a good man at that."'
Yes, but will you always saw logs by hand. Is it not possible
that some day, soon, a machine will be invented that will saw
logs? An electric motor affair, light, simple and ten times as
rapid as hand work. All there will be to felling trees will be
pulling levers. What shall hinder the child from pulling
BIut the ox-driver w.ill say a child can't pull and buck logs.
l.ct us see. ''hcre has already been invented and in use what
is called the "flying machine,v an overhcad cable on which is
placed a set of blocks, usually called a '"bicycle," wihch rides
on the cable. lFrom the bicycle runs a cable to the log. The
tlienkc ,engine puffs and the log goes inllto the air and along
the ciable and is landed n the car ready to go, to the mill. By
the use of this "''fying nmachine" all brush and tops could he
mI,\'ved out of the way of the machine cutting logs. Children
can (I1, one-half of this work, for it is only pulling levers. And
as si n as the machine becomes simple enough a child gets it
to, run. The child is cheaper. But vyou sa\ he cannot work in
a mill. \Vhv not? Holw many boys today from 12 to r
ycars of age are there cemployed in making laths, shingles,
barrcls. dloors, windows. etc.? You don't know, but you df)
knIow th.it they number into the thousands. A\ few vears ago,
that wa\s all men's w<ork and hard work. too.
It was not long aI,.o when it took a strong, very strong man
ti, pile lumber; now in many places it is sorted and stacked by
u ndlcss chains and carried to the yards and piled by overhead
tcranes. \Around this \work tlhere will soon he an army (If child
:laves. Mlake any machine simple cnough and the hoss al
1,\ws, and is glad to let, the child operate it. The child i,
hc;aper. ' '. " .
But you say it is impossible. A hundrcd 'ears ago it w'as
inpossible to send a message over the wire, and twentv years l
S~o it was impossible to send a wireless message. And to, thcl
I 'pile im, years ago it would always he impossiblc. But to
,tv \,C kno~w it possible.
',Today it looks impossible for the child to saw logs, to cut
lurlbcr, to plane lumber, to pile lumber, to shape lumber
tonlorrow the mills will be full of tired, stooped, hollow
chested little things that should be at home, in the playground
vlav I ask you men who handle logs and lumber today
what you intend to do then. Do you intend to let your chil
dren and children's children do the work of the world and
you. vourselves, fill the already overflowving unemployed
army? Or do you intend to organize, so you will have some
thing to say regarding who shall man the simplified machine
of tomorrow in the woods and mill?
Don't say that you are afraid to organize, that you are
afraid of losing your job, that you are a coward. Stand up l
Organize! for yourself today and your children tomorrow.
Remember, today you hvae control of the mill, today you
fight the boss. You, big husky men, today. Tomorrow it
will be'your child's fight because you dared not. Don't be a
(oward. Join the I. WX. W., the One Big Union of the work
ing cjass, and drive child labor out of the world forever.
The I. W. W\. is the only Ulnion broad enough to take in
every man, woman and child who works for wages. Join to
day, into the National Industrial Union of Forest and Lum
ber Workers of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Now is the time, not tomorrow, for tomorrow we will have
to beg the child to fight the battle you dared not fight, as is
the case today in the Textile Industry.
le a man,. a Union man, an I. It' I'.
Rock-a-bve Baby, in the tree top,
WVhen you grow up, you'll work in a shop;
When you are married, your wife will work too,
So that the swells will have nothing to do.
Rock-a-bye Baby, in the tree top,
When you get old, your wages will stop;
When you have worked with nothing to save,
Rock-a-bye Baby, off to the grave.
Of The Brotherhood of Timber Workers for Year Ending
December 31st, 1912.
Charters and supplies .---------_----------- $ 183 oo
Assessments - ------------------------------- 2471 63
Monthly dues -----------------------------i--oo86 47
Donations from other organizations and persons___ 473I 28
Underwood Typewriter Company -------------- 7 50
Bu:roughs Adding Mlachine Company------__ -- I 05
Receipts from Haywood meetings--------------- 241 00
Donation by C. H. Bradley for Grabow families__ 17 oo
Literature sold ------------------------------- 36 24
G. F. McDonald for light--------------------- oo00
Balance cash on hand Dec. 31st, 1911------------ 1852 75
Total ------------------------------$19,628 92
Total Expense of Ex. Board $ 324 75
Total Expense for Office Fixtures -------------253 30
Total Expense for Postage --------------------825 00
Total Expense of S. W. White ----------------- 203 45
Total Expense Strikes, including salary and exp. of
speakers -------------------------------- 2029 40
Total Expense for salaries of officers and org.__.. 4279 80
Total Expense A. L. Emerson traveling expenses_ 705 15
Total Expense for telephone and telegraph------- 330 04
Total Expense printing _______________ ______ 865 75
Total Expense for literature ------------------ 30o 55
Total Expense to Hundley and Hawthorne, attys._ 9250 o0
Total Expense Clarence Edwards " 63 oo
l'Total Expense to elcrryville Strikers -----------83 25
Total Expense for rent and light --------------- 133 to
C. E. Gibson's check returned unpaid-------------10 00
J. W. Sick check returned unpaid_________ 25 00
Balance cash on hand Dec. 3r, 1912------------ 217 38
Total $------ ------ - -19,628 92
Covington Hall _-- -$ 275 15
H|undley and Hawthorne, attorneys ------6449 50
Jay Smith ---------------------------------- 17~ o
W. A. Fusscll -------------------------------~ 8
A. L,. Guillorv ------------------------------- 195 0
Total $------------------------- - - 7238 03
NOTE-An itemized statement of above report is being
mailed to all Iocal Secretaries.
A. I,. GUILLORY,
O YOU "NI(;GER!"
At Mlerrvville, ,on the morning of November I th, after
the white and black workers had walked out, about ten or
twelve colored workers were assembled in front of the Com
pany's office. One of the Company's stool pigeons came out
of the office and the following conversation took place.
Stool Pigeon: "You niggers are not working?"
Colored Worker: "No, sah."
Stool Pigeon: "Have you niggers struck?"
Colored \Worker: "Yes, sah."
Stool Pigeon: "Do you niggers belong to the Union?"
Colored W\orker: "Yes, sah."
Stool Pigeon: "What in the hell do you niggers ever ex
pect to get out of this damn Union?"
Colored \Worker: "We ain't 'spectin' nothing outen de
U'nion, sah. we am 'spectin' it outen vou bosses!"
Hark, hark! the dogs do bark,
The scabs are coming with chains,
Some in rags and some in tags,
But all on "Union trains."
Kidnapping and Justice in
The events of the past week presupposes the supposition
that the officials of the American Lumber Company, and
also of the City of Merryville do not know that to kidnap or
arrest a member of the I. W. W. on a trumped up charge,
means trouble in bunches for said company and city, but it
is evident they do not know this, because, failing to break
the strike by the usual methods, such as threats of violence,
evictions, lying statements, importing of men, (who will not
work once they learn the true state of affairs,) or threats of
injunction, etc., they, in conjunction with the lickspittle city
officials, began to arrest the strikers on charges of "intimi
dating labor." About 7 P. m. Jan. 9th Fellow Worker Rpb
crt Allen (colored) who has been one of the most faithful
pickets, spoke to a negro scab who was on the streets and
asked him not to take the bread out of his children's mouth,
and Allen also tried to show him it was to his interest as well
as Allen's and his fellow strikers that this strike should be
To show that the whole thing was a frame-up, this negro
went back to the office of the American Lumber Company
and got three gun-men, Allan Simpson, Kinney Reid, Jr.,
Fred Hamilton, and Supt. Walden, and they brazenly came
into the business meeting of Local 218 and arrested Robert
Allen and put him in jail.
No warrant was served and Alen was not informed as to
the reason why he was arrested. About Ii p. m. Allen was
placed in an automobile, and accompanied by Reid, kid
napped to DeRidder. No preliminary hearing or opportun
ity for defense was given, and it was a clear case of kidnap
ping. As soon as the strikers heard of this dastardly piece of
work they began to make preparation to fill the De Ridder
jail and give the new Parish of Beauregard a chance to learn
a lesson taught by the I. W. W. to several other towns. The
Company officials also woke up to the fact that something
unusual was being agitated among the strikers and to avert a
possible free speech fight and the unwelcome job of having
several thousand I. W. W. rebels to- handle, they hurried
Reid and Judge (?) Mason to DeRidder and had Robert
Allen brought back.
Allen was then given a hearing before Mason and al
though he was ably represented by the Union's lawyer, Mr.
Jackson, and the evidence was all in his favor, Allen was
bound over to the grand jury and his bond fixed at $250.oo.
During the hearing the old shyster Mason was badly
shown up by Mr. Jackson and forced to admit that about all
the law he knew was as much if not less than a four-days-old
child knows. Bond was later made for Allen and he was re
Not content with arresting Fellow Worker Allen, the
two scabby negroes were sent out again the same night to
catch some more Union men. Monte Slay and Lee Williams,
two white fellow workers, folowed them to Bishop Brothers
store, and asked them to quit work; no threats were made nor
any violence attempted, and seeing that they were pure, un
adulterated scabs and intended to keep on working, Slay and
Williams left them.
The next day (loth) Walter Bishop, a cockroach Citizen
(?) League member, swore out a warrant for Slav and Wil
liams on the charge of "intimidating labor," and they were
thrown' in jail, but the fear of God had about seeped down
into their miserable souls and, for fear something might hap
pen, Slay and Williams were released on thei rpromise to ap
pear in court Monday, Jan. 3, at 9 a. m. for a hearing. The
City Council, headed by Judge Mason, and composed of
Gilbert Ilennigan, Dr. Knight and Bob Wilborn, all Union
haters, met in secret session one night this week and passed a
vagrancy ordinance, Mr. Newt Cooper and Mr. Mause
Neely, members of the Council and friends of the strikers,
were not informed of the meeting and did not attend. The
purpose of this new ordinance is to put the strikers under ar
rest and by that means either force them back to work or out
of town, and the time is about ripe to give these cheap offi
-ials and Good (?) Citizens League members of Merrvville
a lesson in the I. W. W. method of Bringing of Your Cock.
roach Orders To Terms.
This is a fight to the finish. We have nothing to lose
and a world to gain, and now is the time to gain part of it. So,
let all who can come to Merryville, applying to the Santa Fe
employment sharks for jobs and transportation. Also hold
meetings in your locals and send all the rebels you can get
hold of. And you who cannot come, dig down in Your jeans
and send the means to keep the wives, babies and womcn trom
starving. The lying kept papers say the B. of T." W. is
"dead." Let us show them that in its place has comr, the fight
ing U'nion of the working class, the I. WV. W.
Send all money and provisions to: Chas. Cline, Secretary
Finance Committee, and be SURE to REGISTER all tel
t'rs, as the "law-abiders" are sabotaging our mail.
I. W. W. STRIKE CO.IMITTEE,
Per S. S. No. 13.
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