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'lI Ii". (' c ()i\ Ni (0'1 . \ ( ' 'I ; OF 111 W l * \ 'ORKE;RS.
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A\ cd III(. t (,,IItr ,uin 1 , ,I , i ulIt. itt' . 11111 i al I t t ,1 11"s Iof \tst' l
)\VeII hill and dl et ;Intl \Illey,t 1 a t,, . I le,,, ; ,,aIt wI( ai 'tln,
\\(. ll \\'t rlgll" i lg ; l11 1 i11" 1 .li " IIt V .1111 ;111 o ui ll s\V ained
" e lall reach our sl, ltrong hanii , forwa t andl o er birthright
wv. shall 'i'A\ K I'!
II(. col nstt-·cin llt llof the workers ) n rly mat'r, Ire,lbec you this:ll
\\ , tltll:" w'ltrkei s, \\'were ;i.iktni In rºl tllhe deai d ll free'
"T ll \oul kingdom lies' in ashes mili the ,tars of fretdlm
('OV I N(;'i(ON :\II.
Oil,,. i' ,1li) \\'ORKIRS JOIN RI';VOi,'.
In tlthe I.ast ftew weeks ll~iln i n ll irit' es tf rill workers in lthe
`II o thetrn oil filids have reached the li)strict Of)ict, ansd lo
I;l; ' Nev'e ral l Ii·tlI:l Iit I t m11 s ;1 r :llll )1 (,1(\ct tf , rf , nil l iZ; i,k ,
\\ 11ith ,one alre'.iv organiz'(d. "That slre loo k good andi it ought
,to teach vou lulmbelrjacks %hll are hanging back Itill volt "s'see
\1l.It lilte N.. I I'. of IF. 1an1 I, W . is goini , to itt" h ttIre you
ake u( anIit join, . V I'vl t r\\\hk rt', it n a:ll idr iti ls, the S ltall
the inabIility of the \,sciallon to get Ibs at lirrvville" or
Ight for their' rightsll . 'lhtl (1 il Fili \\'. iork rt's ill be or
, i;ze int' o I I ta at io al ndustrial I'niolat in the Department
it ml intg. of ithe 1. W . W ..;ia \\ill the \ LorkeL iln the slphtlr
lai alln l it line ts.
I' t Is. reported thatl l " l lthe I u tlril l li , i+n of Oil 1 lFii'
I, I' 1'.rs ill t ilt' lthiA ii u til lt' l.llh n D ist lt i t O ffice in : IiVtlan
ria iin iconjunction with the S11 lltt',lrn Distrit oi the "N'. I. i'.
iof F. ant L. \\'., anl The ll.uinlba' rjack the'ir t ffIitc:il tFrgiiln,
I"elll t'l)iiV ' l itll h olvil \tlgt'll dt' p1If i bt'Ih Illluttrial l'ninSii
IThe hope i to m, ake the e a.' it'l ria office the lnt' rail l )is .
Itrit ( )lfft't'ice of the I. W . W . in thet S ith.
Things arte sure moving ill in ()Ili 1)it'ic. (;t in the hand
wagon ani ,oost, andi he a \lAN, al 1NION 1:.\N, an I.
\1I ,,I';ll t AN' I) it,\i , V I.
It' Iay tmnith.
I Ii 1"IlN K is the mal ter" , I It ltiiI' !l1k is the sla've.
Tl'he itact that all wage earnersll' art industrial sltaves goesI
\\ ithout saving they have never thought for th ]\',selves. (nM
\\-1h, thinks kno\\. (),it" \who believes is the slave of those who
tlhink. The fact that a i lan believes a thing to be s( ita.s not
miake it so. A tact rel'lains a fact regaId:l e" of any mtl an's lI1'E
.11I' . "lTh"e troublo with t \W.,Ige t ll'cI Is that hite Iev'
s ilitu ieS long t11 1( Ieo g to determllill" aI tlit, but Ieav's it to IsI
Imaster, who d e's hlb iinking tmr his) .\ I lan \\hi) believes
•an not be free. ; class who believe \\ ill ne er\ -" Ilrtt. 'T'hey
must knov; 'aid to know a thing ,in lnmut think for himself.
The 'ir(oof is ill(- only thing that will cnvint( e thinking mhan.
lition. h- , .... .b .t.. .. . li.t. ,, 1 " ,.. I..t . . vho º o.iin. all . i.t "
T'he N at ional Indust rial I anion of Forest and ILumber Work
c rs have the lumcrkin kings up a tree and the Kings know they
willi haie ti grant the 1. W. W.'s an eight hour day and a min
,nt wae c of1 th e , dilIars per day, payable every Saturday
night ii I .S. itntre. That is whv the lumber Trust has Sam
( irmpcirs wt il ii' ili.it in oitr Irving to organlize another
Lumitiber I ,nion in the Northwest against the N. I. I. o f F.
and I,. W.
Wake up, \oIu lave s of the Forest! BIegin to think and
Ceduate aln Ir;alnii/c, alni compel the boss to grant the de
maii ils of the I lnii. . -.
A MIAN'S lile for AL, the workers in ALL the mills
anti A l, the camps in A I.I the forests of A Il the world!
IBea IAN,a I'NION IAN, an 1. W. W.
'To see I 'nion - card rail road trainmen pouring
sc-abs, strikebreakers alnd gunmen down on the striking Rail
way Shophmecn, and on the lumberjacks at Mierryvilte, and on
the laboirers uniion at Port Arthur, and then to hear them
hcoasting about being "I 'nion men," is enuf to stagger the in
telligence of a Kilhvvillain. Bul that's just what craft un
inism is. *
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"en are valuable just in proportion as they are able
and willing to work in peace and harmony with other men."
The Ferd BIrenner Lumiber ('o.
"T'here can he no peace so long as hunger and want are
found, among million s of working people, and the few, who
make up the employving class, have all the good things of
lifc." 'l'ht i1. W. W. Preamble.
'T'hi man sll'ho is plucky enougtih to stand the gaff gener
ally doesn't have to." Printing Trade News.
"The oinlyv successful w irk is co-oiperati\ve woirk. 'There
is nolt and cannot be antlling like a self-made tman." \lid
I'rig " a nid il/u" are inot the sanme thing. Some things
lhave a price and vet have no value; for instance, a man's hion
or and a Vona's vitue the llllmoment a price is set luponi
thcni they becoce valueless." Karl Mlarx.
2 Lumberlijack lii IliYW ,W'aWaW cmfcfwshrdshs
I)EI";s ON 'I'IIE 1. W. W.
"In capitalist society a \\orking man is not, ill fact, a manl
at all ; as a wage worker, lhe is simply merchandise; lhet' is
bought in the open market the tsain as hair, hides, salt, or any
oither foirm oif merclhandise."
"T'he capitali4t has his poiliticiani tell yoti that 'yoiu ought to
be very proud of your hanrits because they are horny; and if
that be true, he ought to be ashamced ol f his."
"Economic solidarity (unity on the jiob) is to day the su
prtit'"e need of the woirking class."
"The told unionism has at its head a harmonizing barod
calletd the ('ivic Fedelration. Tl'his Felde'ration consists of three
parts: a part representing the capitalist class; a part .suppose'd
toi repretsent the wo rking class, anrd still another part that is
aidt to represcnt the "public." Tl'he capitalists arce represent
c, byv that great union labor champion, August Belmont; the
working class is representedt by Samuel (iompers, the presi
dent of the American Flederatirin of I.aboir, and the "public"
I\' (;rovcr ('Cleveland. ('an vou imagine a fox and gusec
ingresst ? Just fancy such a meeting, the goose lifting its
wirngs in benliction, anid the fo\ whisper ing 'Ict us prey."
'"iiil'E I!)1' STI 1.11, II ORKIER hais bcen llrganiiz
eti Iir lrli oppisit ptrptise, * * * l t citi t to iiciliate, ilbut t
1i.iht the capitilist lass. Wc havte riti obict in eoirincea ling
;irV piOrt if tir niiissiiori"; vc a ild l ha vce ir perfeci V t illl if
f.tt , flt lh e ivl' vcttilr v lilVn r iltlCs ilt if i lt-se trki ig cltssii
ssill lats frii the vear lrw;, from the irganizatiin if the
.\1)I"STR1.I1, II'ORK/RS 01-' TlIE II'ORF,I)."
"[,r thir it ve'irs I hiavit ittiin c(tininic-tel withi the o'gan
eit lIiab, ir tnt ivereriit. I have l]ng since ber'n matie t" i real
it. that the pure and simple union can d<o rtithinrg tir the
ssttrking class. I have had stime experitnrcce and know whhre
,i1 I speak. Craft ilivisitiri is fatal tti class unity. '[T, organ
it" altitrg eraift linits means to divide the working class and
riiaket it l.t preyv t if the capitalist class.i .
"Yloulr are a working m an and yclu have, a brain, and if
Vlln I nt usll t ll Yilf" V itr lo n ilit'rctSts " it art- gili ti)f hligh
yeast iil tt VoUr manhood."'
"I have alreadv said the capitaliSt is on your back; he
furn ishts ithe monith, lyout the hands; he consumes, voil pr i
Ilici Thliat is liv hl e runsi largely tv t io i sti |imach ailt a d ili toi
"I \,ullt nit lie a tipitalist. ; I wsoltl, lc a mlani" tl, u cii
'i,, be h i ;ith at the samine ill-.
"m an1.il, littest, iust hiigh- mindieu, wiuld sct-rri to live tuin
,I ith <te t'at unit ,iinrri-s if his felliwivnan hi' prcvinrg upon
5i5 t.aker brother."
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u"jf lh It ir i a crime that shouhiit bring toi the callonui heck
,if i.ipitilist sticiet ti t'rhimstn of shame it is hie nirispeaka
tile< rvme ,f chiud slivery: the millittn, of babes that feter iii
.,u,,'. but art' nitt heart! in the din anti roar ,if our in'iuniitrial
--"I" !.VD1'.TRLI., (('ORKERS is the ,,,/. c,,m,
mic organization that makes this declaration, that sttates this
fart and is organized upon this foundation, that the workers
must own the tools and employ themselves. This involves
a revolution, and this means the end of the capitalist system,
and the rearing of a working class republic, the first real
republic the world has ever known; and it is coming just as
cettainly as I stand in your presence. You can hasten it, or
you can retard it, hut you cannot prevent it."
"'The workers have made no progress, and never will un
til they desert those false leaaders and unite beneath the revo
lutionarv standard of the IND(IST'RI11, WORKERS OF
"Never mind what others may say, or think, or do. Stand
erect in the majesty of your own manhood."
"listen for just once to the throbbing of your own heart,
and you will hear it beating quick-step marches to Camp
"Stand erectl Lift your bowed form from the earthl The
dust has long enough borne the impress of your knees.
"H(old up your head and avow your convictions, and
then accept, as becomes a mcI, the consequences of your
"Stand up and see how long a shadow you cast in the
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TO "OUR" GOVERNOR.
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Seadrift, Texas, February 7, 1913.
T'o His Excellency,
(;ovcrnor L. E. Hall,
Blaton Rouge, Louisiana.
As Governor, you are bound to do all you can to stop the
reign of terror as now carried on by the murderous lumber
brigands of your State. If you havi no knowledge of the ma
terialistic interpretation of history, or as it is sometimes ex
pressed, "economic determinism," then you are incompetent
to fill the office of an executive.
Economic Evolution is a natural law and can not be shot
to death. It is only fools, (intellectual though they may be)
who attempt to do so. The effort has always failed, and it
c(an not he otherwise. There has been at least two great Eco
nomic changes in the history of the race, as I presume you are
aware of, but whether you know it or not, it is none the less a
fact, and each of them was the result of industrial develop
ment: Econotlnic determinism. The whole world is now in
the throes of a new birth: An Economic change, as a result of
industrial develpment, and it can not he arrested, nor shot
As to whether this Industrial Revolution or Evolution is
to obtain by the peaceful acquiescence or a bloody overthrow
of the Plunderhund class and their hireling assassins, depends
upon the economic intelligence of the now so-called ruling
It is to be hoped that you will do your sworn duty in sup
pressing criminals, irrespective of the size of their bank ac
count or broad acres of stolen lands. The lahb.rinrl class are
getting their eyes open as never before and if you wink at vio
lence on the part of the rich there will come, sooner or later, a
storm from which there will he none to deliver the class re
sponsiblc for it. Respectfully.
H. L. GUTRLEY.
I A YWOOI) IS S.
"The I. \V. W. is organized upon the lines of the class
struggle. Not one of its m hembers imagine for a moment that
hiis interest is idlentical with that of the capitalist. This strug
gic is irresistible anti will continue as lng as one man eats
,bread in thie sweat of aniother mnian facc."
"The industrial power of the pe(icPle is not at Iaton
Rougec or \Vashington. It is in the industries. The 1. W. W.
is not interested in the machinerv of government, but it is in
terested in the govcrnment of machinery. We are not here to
patch a system t)oo rotten to hold another patch. Change it
frnom a p;,litical junk shop to an industrial work shop with.
ilobs enour.gh for ever'Vtody and everVyb,dly on the job. We
know we can accomplish the result we have set out to attain
bhcause we have the labor power upon which civilization
rests, the brain anid brawn of the working class. 'Capital can
lake all it has and vet we could build the c,)1 world over
"'Remember vou hold the power in the shop even if the
empl,,yer doecs hold the title."
"There never was a time in the history of the world when
a subject class could enforce legislation in its own interest."
In closing, the speaker referred t( tole strikes at Little
F:alls, \Jerrv\illIc aull w I ,;\wrrce'.: . "If the rest of yo,,u will fur
islh iris with a seven-cent meal twice a lay.," lie said, "we ('an
whiip any capitalist in the co' lntrrv. 'l'h( ,nly vilenince we(. will
('lmit is to, put or hantds in olur pockets: the most violent
thingwe ('0emlhi (10."
'It is better to be ' tr It,,r to your (omntry than to your
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