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IN HACKENBAOK'S JAIL.
Twentyir of ,our roost loyal fellow
workers have hbeen put i) n llaekensaek's
jail. T'wetnty homes arnd families that
de1.pended oni them have been broken.
We aIn almorst hear the eries of those lit
tie' ,hellren arind mothers begg.ing that
tlheir flt he'rs. their hu.shands, the pro
viders of their livelihood, ihe' given hack
to them.
'I'hese twenityV men have been put in
.;ail si iimply beeeause they dared teo go
ceit on srik'e clernilianlii v more bread
and Ilett er for their wive.s and clhildren.
Oild the 'ormlpany try even to listen to
t@ir ,emarndls" \4. \ hlr.te numher
of police a:ld depul'tie's we.re' sent there.
a blhe y lv iilfliet e e.llrreI, ill whieh one,
sheriff and two polle'lene were' killedl.
Mancli arrests folltowed. l
Se me of th liese rmer are eharged' with
rnllerelfr which they ne'iver committed,
and IfI we, rln't t' o to their help with
ouilr mrral and financial support they
wil he railre,aded, to the e.letric chair
(fthlers perhiaps will get I'org jail terms
Will theie worke.rs of this eounritry allow
it We don't he'lie've it.
The'I familie's of the'se di s.eraee'd work
e'rs. aIlreaely in meise'rable' conditions
freromi starvation waLes.hav'e bheen plung
edI iil the' rmost srqualid misery and
theretfore, have no possibility to pro
visle for their dear ones with a leg'al de
fense.
The' vicitims of the last strike of the
lnnloadelrs of coal that took place in the
first, part of T)eeember must he helped.
The Ct'mnmittee of Propaganda of th'
State of New JIersey affiliated with 1.
W. W., ae'e'pting the invitation of the
lalrbore'rs' U'nion of ('liffside., appeals
to y-,"l. workers. surely hoping that ev
ery one' will try his or her hbest to help
the' twentyv victims now in lHaeke.nsaek's
jail.
Fellow Workers!
;4athier, and send to this Committee'
funrlds t, hlie used for the defense of these
workers runjuistly kept in jail!
(;ive these fathers haek to their fam
ilies. their work and to their children
that rnolw in vain beg, for bread and fa
therly caress.
Wa;rkers ! don't deny vour . n;lidarity
where it is so badly wante.d and needed.
lmrnentbeer: "'An injury teo one is an
injury to all.
For the Committee of Propaganda
FLAVIO ALIIIZZATI.
3)9 24th St.. (;utton'nerg, N. J.
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"LUMBER WORKERS MUST JOIN
HANDS.
I 'iv!,lr the' abhove heardline. the' Erure'
kli. Californlia. "'Labor News" has, on
its frlit lpie'e, three and two - thirds
ollirirri oi f .Jesuit ia: l l? ing. in which it
purports to gitie advice' to the Fe rest
and Ilurnher Worke'rs as how to "'t
togetheri'r" in "only one union in the
timrlber inllist r'."
The' ire.eze.r gi,,es an aihle'ged hlist 'cry ecf
the' dlifferenlt atterrllts to or,.,anize the
llrnreer Ilrstry, wriie'hi.h isyorv" re'
neiiuiels ils ef an ocll friendc oef esrrs whoc
iise' Itee sa' thliit: 'lstory is mainly a
ulic;ss ,f lies writter, iby (laIinl liars."
e,ill. ill this illstlruce'., we' think the adil
. .ective. ,lli lifyvirc' the' liars is teece ritt. r
"'The Worst Crime of All."
Sl,,lv i rel ;i, ainfiillv. hv s.ci'rific.1es
greet'r, thliiis iere ,ie l ever tell, tire' !.
\V. \" tie tihe Niorthwl et c1111n theI' l. T.
'V ie tic, Soth hayl heilt iui tlhe NA
TIONAL INDUSTRIAL UNION OF
FOREST AND LUMBER WORKERS
'iritil tI' i ai i s :e rcii, ,htlt ilwe,'r ire ,iv
r' t,'llll ' , h, l':-'if'i ,c a el nlll 'if
I 'ecest'. ccil  e ,. 'whc en the iir'n relie'rs cef
the- Sheiril,_e' \c.eavelrs I'reiiue celliiwv thie'ir
e,r"e ;lin;cto;,lr , te ,. ib e l i cc, 'v I r'e'ekirecz
Icci-ihlile In v y r:ii 4.emlen .rs ccciii- 'The
I'ret etc cli'iii lt,,\ ire'. inr 1ce., I e'ernrlriit
tcrlc "the worst crime of all," f'' r tuhe.
ci re- t kiJin , tih,. l,,,siti,,t eC tlh ' IeW e in
th' ile r e-.r' :irill salie..': "Sin{e'' we'
heave' l-', iibe crciiAi0. te , e eitlthieic.. . 'eiol
sh.ia 't eitther.
Crooked Cunning.
N,'pWee;lc,' tee tihe petty Tecetri,,tisrr
wvcs thi' r".eil eule'stoer at issie the
ONE BIG UNION OF FOREST AND
LUMBER WORKERS, .ine. lik,' tle
rciv'e'linrIc hlotrite it i i . c aillu tic herri
to h >lp thhe infilnlles "'Pro'triceili" iy
another union - wre'kine c'inmpniirLn.
ple'adingT that they. the Shin.lte Wear
era, were the ORIGINAL IT, yet at the
same time destroying their union by
merging it into the fake "Internation
al Union of Shingle Weavers, Saw Mill
Workers and Woodsmen of North
America," which fake concern is organ
ized. aeording to one of its leaders,
"FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAIN
TAINING OONDITIONS IN THE
LUMBER INDUSTRY AT THE PRES
ENT STANDARD," which means the
same old long hours and short wages,
the same old discounts. counterfeit
money and robbersaries, the 9ame old
filthy bunkhouses,the same old gunmen,
the same' old grafts, the same old peon
age. and the same old everything the
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL UNION OF
FOREST AND LUMBER WORKERS
is alre'adlv fo'rcing the Lumber Trust to
abandon and which it means to over
throw entirely.
If Honest Men.
If the members of the Shingle Weav
ers are honest men, sincerely desiring
"only one Union in the timber indus
try," they will tell their faking offi
cers to go hell, elect delegates from
each of their Local Unions and send
them to the Convention of The Na
tional Industrial Union of Forest and
Lumber Workers, which will convene in
Alexandria, Louisiana, May 19th, 1913,
with instructions to "get together at
all cost !" Together for the Workers and
against the Bosses!
Do this!
I)o thi is. Shingle Weavers,. or else
stand darmned in the eyes of the World
of Labhor as Iothi nng but tools of Sam
;Goilpers andl his U'nion-wrck ing lna
chiine. Ie Men, Union Men, and not
moere' stoollige'onis o f"The P'retorium."
Warning.
We' herceby warn all Southern him
I,,hrja.cks to he on their guard against
tis fake' union called the "Internation
al Union of Shingle Weavers. Saw Mill
Workers and Woodsmen of North
.\meri'a." as we have every reason to
hIlieve- it is nothing but a last desperate
attempnlt on tlhe' part of the Iumbner
Kings to, destroy the' N. I. V. of F. and
L. W. and prevent you from getting
what is already nearly in hand -- an
eight hour day and a minimum wage of
Three ($3.00) Dollars per day.
Beware of Wolves in Sheep's Cloth
ing!
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THE STRIKE.
lvy E. F. 1)oree.
It is th,4e preva:ilant. idea among un
ien irrrnmbers that the obje't of the or
L'aºliatlti4onl is to' strike.
Th.ere, nvi.\'vr was a mnore' mistaken
idl4':. for a strike' is the least desired
thineg of a rman who depends upon daily
wag'es for ai living.
The' ojec''t of a labor union is to se
'ure,. for its nlmien.b.rs hette.r wage.s, few
er h,,urs 4,f toil. hetter shop conditions
and .v,.nltnallv the .ontrol of the in
,list ries.
To, strik,. shiil4l 1,h' the last resort.
To strike- n,.ans to 4.nllre, for the time.
w,'rie, ,l.lplora:l, l," c',ni llitic ,serhap,
hlonL, 1 r. .1rhap:e s ,'vi,'tion frro the 'omin
I'in(" o(4wi'l i heerei () Iet'. rthi,4s are'
tlhin-il e ,elsirel hir 1144 (411!'.
\,e" klriw. that :t strike is not dsirel
1,V tih' werkers a. 4i e've'ry otthr mI0
114h,1 ,If ,'tttil.g the' de-sire-.l effect
,.l cI e usel first. r in ex erie·rci
\\'' krrlw thai:t it i I lse'less to( bWe for
it .us it is lwa, s reflri eel. o
We kneew that inrriiduailly We' 'an
nlt ,.t ,,etter c'Inillit ilrs.
. ii li 1oW t ii, t to I pray: fi r it iS r('.
to ti s illl rl Olilt IIIrNc fv.
Yoci will lI,.rhli:i!s say that " il I y fel
,rle is ,,eless N. : fai frollrl it Yielt
ai! be-o att the h115 en the" jei, . I",r I ei
,.il l ,ver te r :ii. k e p ro'fits ie iiils t havei
I wlll' t hait tlhe,' 'in loyeevece.s ,'ati :till4 will
lic hiS work 'clirrenitly.
In ,reelr tee hee:it the 1o10S on the jbll
\,,,r rrn-iit first le . .rc'gnizie l. This is
r,,.c%';irl anl .v,,. lhie \'eerke.rs on the
.i, . rrenst 4114 it.
Tc ,n feer i el!;'ie!',. :ifte'r ?(ril at,' lr
:tniz .e,. \-,u w ianit a nrinii uril w 4Vel, o
,' l14-r day The- ,.rew. as :i wihele.
1 , , . , . , , n ,r e s i r ,n o l ,e ,t e - n t e - e r. v t h i nc ,e , ,ee , ,
" rn-. tree-.e wo4n't fall right. hlill
lion't pull. lllst yourr axe.. sawL'( , heent
L'in,1 broke' down imaginarily. dynamo
needs imaginary repairs, ete.-all this
can be done with no injury to life or
property, except the boss' pocket book.
If the boas fires one, try to get a less
competent union man inhis place, and
so on. Don't leave the job until you
are absmolttly feroed to. Strike on the
job. You may say this is not honora
ble. Well, will say, that neither is $1.50
or $1.75 per day, 10 and 11 hours per
day, unprotected machinery, commis
sary prices, child slavery, enforced un
employment, prostitution, gunmen.
stockade, detectives, spinal meningitis,
low stumps, fevers, working in rain,
living in company shacks and a lot of
other things honorable. The only hon
"''orahle thing is pork chops, and lots of
them. Any way. to get them for the
working class is honorable.
If, though, the workers think that to
leave the job is best. they must consid
er well what they do. To secure a thor
ouigh victory the entire industry, of
which you're part,must be closed down
or badly crippled, and perhaps it may
take more than one industry to secure
speedy victory.
If you want to win in the lumber in
dustry, for instance, you must make it
unprofitable, as a whole. to its owners.
You must cripple the entire industry
not one mill or five mills. or fronts, as
the case may be. but the majority of
them. P'ut the industry on the bum.
Quit in such large numbers that they
can never _et enough scabs. Dlon't ex
pec't that to win is easier than to work.
When you strike, strike like you meant
it-and don't quit till you win.
Striking isn't fun; it's no game; it's
serious and deserves serious considera
tion of all workers.
Remember, the stronger your organi
zation is. the less you have to strike; the
only reason the bosses resist is because
they think they can win and if you can
show him the power necessary to take
what you want and prove by weight of
numbners that you can and will win, he
will h, more than apt to grant your
ro.quiiest. or, rather, demands.
Dlon't take this union question too
lihtly. Think it over carefully. Don't
,ro away with the idea that all you have
to have is a card and a willingness to
strike. Unionism, T. W. W. W. Industrial
ism. is a study-study it.
ILearn what to do to win, for win we
must. We have nothing to lose. Study
tarties. You ask what tactics is? Well,
this is it: find out what the boss wants
you to do. and don't do it; find out
what he don't want you to do, and do
it without him finding it out anywhere
except in his pocket book.
For in the innermost recesses of his
poc.'kt hook lies his heart. soul. brains.
and iconscience.
Dlon't strike until you can win and
don't stay a slave a moment after you
havi the power to free yourself.
"Find the end and the end justifies
th. means." says St. Paul, and we ac
c''plt that theory as correct.
Ieant th. hioss any way you c(an with
the least amlount of energy and suffer
mll" ocn yolur part.
To fe,! yuiirself and family better is
honorable: to give' all to a Master is to
le. l,,,th slavE, and fool.
The Ilible says: "'11 who does not
'are' for his family in worse than an in
fidiel.I.
p,iin't ,. a willing slave, an humble
f,4,l. Stuily. radl. think. and you will
I,, a man, a Union Man, an I. W. W.!
ORGANIZATION IS POWER
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"ARE ALL MEGN L.ARB?"
\Vr, I to chronicl,' all the erinmes
eoiiirnitt.'l by the c'apitalist syst'em and(l
iii'I t h1441 1p1 to your astonished ve·s,
t,,..,the.r with thhe names of the millions
who art, knowinJly or unknowingly up
h,,l'linrl this ,ang of legal criminals
',,. t(,,, would cry ('oult: "Are all men
liars?"
I shall not attpmpt in this short arti
'l,. t4, treat of the thousands of crimes
that are committed by capitalism: but
of one of the most heinous crimes of the
-.',.. "''rstitution."'' It is reported by
those who are engaged in the fight
aL'ainst the white slave traffic that
there are annually added to the red
light districts of the cities of this
country three hundred and forty thou
sand girls, and I charge that eapImtal
is directly responsible for the downfall
of ninety per cent of these girls, as the
statistics show that ninety per cent of
them are the daughters of working men
and small farmers, who, owing to the
small income of the family, are thrown
upon their own resources, and having
to work for from three to five dollars a
week, struggle on for a time until cold
and hunger force them to sell their bod.
ies to him who will buy, in order to sus
tain life. And this industrial system
that forces such a condition upon the
poor working girls of our country is
upheld by the so - called respectable
portion of society, that capital may de
elare dividends upon its watered stocks
and bonds, thereby enabling these
spurious Christians to contribute liber
ally to "The Men's Forward Move
ment," the Y. M. C. A. and
the. militia and many other
fake movements that are used as an an
anaesthetic or a gospel dope
of Christ to keep the masses
asleep while these fakirs rob
their poor victims of their right to life,
light and happiness. Those who are en
gaged in the fight against the white
slave traffic, are fighting the effect and
not the cause of this monstrous evil.
Capitalism is the foul, slimy monster
that is wholly and solely responsible for
this awful condition that confronts the
working girls of the world today. And,
as strange as it may seem, the moral
force of the church is behind this dam.
nable system, giving it respecuability by
The L W. W. Preamble
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.
There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among mil
lions of working people, and the few, who make up the. employing class,
have all the good things of life.
Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the
world organize as a class, take possession of the earth and the machinery
of production, and abolish the wage system.
We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer
and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever-grow
ing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs
which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers
in the same industry, thereby helping defeat one another in wage wars. More
over, the trade unions aid in employing class to mislead the workers into
the belief that the working class have interests in common with their em
ployers.
These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class
upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members
in any one industry, or in all industries if necessary, cease work whenever a
strike or lockout is on in any department thereof, thus making an injury to
one an injury to all.
Instead of the conservative motto, "A fair day's wage for a fair day's
work," we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, "Abo
lition of the wage system."
It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capital
ism. The army of production must be organized, not only for the everyday
struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism
shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the
structure of the new society within the shell of the old.
TO ALL MEMBERS.
Pay no money to any one for Dues or Assessments unless a stamp is
placed on your membership book therefor. The stamp is your only receipt
for Dues and Assessments. and your only evidence that you are a member
of the Union. Unles. your book is correctly stamped up to date. you will
not be recognized as a Union member, either in the Southern or Western
District. All Local Secretaries have, or should have, on hand a supply of
stamps. Insist that your book be stamped for every time you pay or have
paid your Dues and Assessments. A book is the only evidence you have
paid your Initiation fee.
This notice is issued because the General Organization and its Local
+ 'nions have lost hundreds of dollars thru the members failing to insist that
Secretaties place dues and assessment stamps in their book at the time pay
ment was made. Cease this loose method. Demand a book when you pay
your Initiation fee and a stamp every time you pay Dues and Assessments.
N. I. U. of F. & I,. W.,
By Jay Smith,
Secty. Southern District.
What's the Good of Having a Watch If It Does Not Keep Time?
We Regulate the Watches We Repair
Watch Inspector St. L. I. M. & S. Ry.
FRANK F. VANN
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
" Send us your Watches and Jewelry by register
ed mail or express, for repairs. Spectacles
repaired and sent out the same day received
All work promptly done and guaranteed. Your work is ready when promised =
RED CROSS DRUG STORE-OPPPOSITE UNION DEPOT
ALEXANDRIA - - . LOUISIANA
Red Cross Drug Store
Tench and Jackson Street-Opposite Inin lDepot
Al EXANDRIA, LOUISIANA
- Complete Stock of- -
DRUGS, MEDICINES, DRIG SUNDRIES AND
TOIIET ARTICIES.
Our Prescription Department is in Charge of Skilled Regis
tered IJarmacists, and only Highest Grade Materials Used.
Mail Orders Filled Immediately on Receipt. Safe )elivery by Parcels Post
(Guaranteed. No Order too Small for Our Best Attention and Service.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 212
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admitting into its fold as memberam
accepting the money of thes respeet
ble scoundrels that are debanehing and'
destroying the lives of three hundred
and forty thousand girls anually. And
yet you tell us this is a eivilised age I
answer you, it is the age of Mammon.
This gang of respectables that haveede
bacehed all seociety, including the three
hundred and forty thousand of the girl
hood of our lhad, are the spawn of the.
same gang that Christ flogged out of
the Temple; the spawn of the same gang
that had Him crucified; and the spawn
of the same gang are crueifying labor
upon the cross of Mammon today.
Where ought the church to be in
this fight?
The church puts up a furious fight
against the whiskey traffic as an evil to
society. and so it may be. But I assert
that capitalism has caused more tears.
crime, ignorance, poverty, destitution,.
murder and postitution in the last 30
years, than the whiskey traffic has in
the one hundred and thirty-six years of
our existence as a nation.
These conditions are what gave birth
to" the organization known as the In
dustrial Workers of the World, binding
all wealth producers into One Big Un
ion, to right these damnable wrongs
that have been inflicted upon us by this
foul, slippery, slimey thing known as
capitalism.
To do this and to free the working
class forever, is the mission of the I. W.
W. If you are a man you will join to
day!

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