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THE LUMER JACK
"AN INJURY TO ONE I AN INJURY TO ALL"
VOLUME I "MIGHT IS IGHT" NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 1 191. "T_
VOLUME I " MIGHT IS fIGHT " NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1913. "Taurm CoNQuu " Nuumr 17.
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Sabotages Merryvile Worse
Than He Did Phroaeh
SHOOTS AMERICAN LBR. CO. oI
POCKETBOOK TO TUNE
Deluge Wrecks Sauta Fe's Neto
BUSTED COCKROACHES SICK OF THEIR
DRUNKEN CUNMEN AND SCAB
Lifer Seeds Wiless to The La I rjack That
the Paeeilieus Delidder ad Leesºie
Are Net i Lie It Tate fie
Wrah d1 Gd.
- "A4M Islloa. irs -Isr l i-e ms Iuar,
ad Get Ii. the One Big Uie dire k
ST Lae," Wires the Reeld
Crpeahr d Naare.
REBELS, INTO ACTION.
Often and often the priests and
preachers have told you .it "God
helps those who help themselves." If
this be true, then God must have
joined the I. W. W., for He or Mother
Nature one has surely handed it to
the peonity of Merryville since last
you read The Lumberjack. A veri
table deluge was visited upon that
noted stronghold of "law and order"
last week. and now all their dams are
washed qway and all their ponds are
dry and all their railroad tracks are
washed out, and all their engines are
stalled, and all their mills are shut
down, and it will take at least thirty
days or more to repair the damage
done, by (od, and to re-begin the
work (?) of sawing their now justly
famous "holler" log lumber; and. on
top of all this, the few scabs they
had bull-penned are leaving as fast
as they can, for all the negroes are
saying that "all these things are
signs that (;od means for the I. W.
W.s to run those mills, and nobody
else." And so the peonity is under
the wrath of (;od, and the nigger
scabs and white suckers who are still
hanging on there are called on to wit
ness the signs and leave before it is
too late. In the meantime, you rbch
o'ls. !(Pt somn+ fund, into M'errtlil,'lI
at once,, fr th1 winninq of this strike
mea,.s nuch to the One IUip Uiion.
1)o it now\--tod,,laj.
The howling dervish of ILouisiana
journalis.: has fallen upon evil days.
In other words, the lid of censor
ship has been clamped down etfec
tually upon that rude and notorious
organ o" rebellion known as The
Lumberiack. lately of Alexandria.
That is to, say, the printers who
used to devote their talent, to the
work of publishing that libelous and
surrilous sheet for the I. W. W.
have served notice upon the rebel co
horts that they will not handle the
paper aftLr this week.
It seem: that the lumber interests
7,ve, /ý ,fll
WAs.E u, OLD mOv ,li. tY ~Dys tP eou Tlimn .
of Central Louisiana have been giv
ing the shop in which the Lumber
jack was formerly printed consider
able work of their own, and having
gotten tired of reading the reams of
vicious and senseless abuse that the
editors poured over them with every
issue, the aforesaid interests gave the
printers their choice between retain
ing the patronage of the manufactur
ers or catering to the trade of the
I. W. W.
As a result, The Lumberjack is
making a desperate effort to find new
headquarters.-Fromr the Shreveport
(La.) Labor Herald, "official organ
of Shreveport Trades and Labor
Council and Affiliated Unions," of
April 19, 1913.
Judging the Labor Herald by its
own remarks, considering its posses
sion of seemingly inside information,
also its glorification of lumber trust
censorship, one is compelled to the
conclusion that, between it and the
Sawdust Ring, it is a case of "two
sou!s with but a single thought, two
hearts that beat as one." It is such
boss-godding, free - thought - hating
yellow unionist and saffron Socialist
sheets as this that are, all along the
line, backing the fake unions and
fighting every real union in exist
ence. The Lumberjack is sure
proud of the enemies it has made in
its short life, and expects to live long
enough to see all the bosses and their
belly-crawlers united in one big Slan
(irbuhld of the I. W. W.
You Reds and Rebels! Here is the
combine that is making war on THE
LUMBERJACK: The yellow unionist
machine, the saffron Socialist Jes
uits and the Sawdust Ring. Ain't it
a peach of a holy trinity! Help us
whale them all. The fight is on-on
with "the one big fight!"
EUREKA DONS WOODEN SHOES
Eureka. Calif.. Apr. 18, 1913.
The world sure do move. At least
the Boss and his slave-drivers are
moving some out here all right; no
strike, no; just some fun with his
Knibs of the Sawdust Ring. The
boys were canned at the Scotia Plant
but the agitation of discontent is still
there and the talk is that a strike will
follow soon. All live foot-loose re
bels should get on this job and keep
up the good work that has been start
ed there. Now just a few words for
the Scotia Company.
If you do not quit fining the I. W.
W. boys or other radicals, we will put
on our wooden shoes and you will
have to dance to the tune that we
will play. You have had a taste of it
and we will give you a whole meal,
enough said; or, a stitch in time,
saves a whole lot of trouble on your
It may bother you a bit to just
know what the I. W. W. intends to
do. Well, let it bother you. We know
what it intends to do and that is to
put such as you and your suckers out
You will not need any bed-bug de
tective or company police, as you dri,
them. When we get through you
will know what we intend to do. Now,
boys, on with the agitation for eight
hours and don't forget to take a rest
on May ist., either; keep up the agi
tation and don't forget to wear your
wooden shoes and let them know why
•:ou are wearing them.
LOCAL 431, I. W. W.
On March 28th our Alexandria,
La., publishers notified us that they
could no longer print THE LUMBER
JACK, giving us four issues in which
to make other arrangements. In
side of seventy-two hours we found,
as the Shreveport Labor (?) Herald
informs you, that our publishers' ac
tion was taken on the advice of the
Sawdust Ring, not because we were
"rude," though, but because THE
LUMBERJACK was getting too large a
circulation to suit their nibses, and
they figured if they could force the
paper outside the pine belt it would
hurt its circulation and lessen its in
fluence. Whether this will be the
case or not, it is up to you. the rebel
host, to say. Everything looks good
to us from this end, but we will need
every sub you can send us within the
next month or so. Let your answer
to the Lumber Trust and its yellow
and saffron toadies be-A THOU
SAND NEW SUBSCRIBERS FOR
THE LUMBERJACK WITHIN THE
NEXT THIRTY DAYS. Up and at
TIOGA NOT S.
Cniism of the Wma aid
By "The Billy Sheep."
To give you the conditions of the
women and children in Tioga I will
first have to give you the conditions
the men have to work under at Uncle
Swords' mill. Uncle Swords is pay
ing what they call "good wages." He
is paying from $1.50 to $2.00 per day
for common labor. Yep, that sounds
pretty good, $2.00 per day for stack
ing lumber. A man with an ordinary
family ought to save money. Sure!
Now let's have the condition he works
under. First, suppose we take the
condition he has to contend with at
the office and see how much money
he "saves?" He pays: $2.00 a month
"Doctor's fee;" "insurance," 75c;
drinking water, $1.00; ice to go in
that water to make it drinkable, 10c
per day, or $3.00 a month. "That to
tals only $6.75 a month. Now at the
"robbersary "they just give things
away. I am surprised at them. Sug
ar is 20 pounds for a dollar; K. C.
bull, 20c a pound; bacon, 20c a pound;
green coffee, 25c and 30c a pound.
Now a man with an ordinary family
can't live on $20.00 a month at those
prices--his family can only exist.
However, we will give him more than
$20.00 a month to exist on. If a
sawmill worker puts in twenty days
a month for twelve months, he is
putting in good time. So we will give
him $40.00 a month instead of $20.00.
He is making some money at that.
But hold on here, he has got to buy
some wood, and pay some rent, and
there has got to come some clothes
and shoes and hats for himself and
family from somewhere, so, when he
gets through, he has not made a liv
ing-only an existence. Now how
about the man Uncle Swords' is pay
ing $1.50 and $1.75 a day? How
much does HE make? And now I
(By Covblgles HalL)
Rebellion comes, hope's sacred e
To Freedom's son from Freedam's
A soul-breath swordsmm cannot m,.
Nor gold, nor cross, nor rle still
With Lucifer it marched on God
And broke Jehovah's seouring
It stood with Christ in Pilate's haill
And doomed the Caesar to their
It sent Gautama on his quest,
Him Asia calls her light sand blest;
With Quetsalcostl, long ago,
It stirred the heart of Mexico,
With Moses it for freedom sought;
With wild Mahomet, too, it fought;
It gave Zoroaster all his fame,
Confucius his deathless name.
With Cromwell's legions, grim and
It trampled on the statutes old;
With Voltaire, Marat and St. Just,
It raged 'till Europe rose from
It called Abe Lincoln fromthe plain, .,
Set Marx sand Ferrer brelag t
It fired the souls of workingmmn.
'Tis that which stirs the race today
'Tis that which makes truth's
'Tis Revolution in its birth
The soul of Freedom-the light of
ARRST HAY WOOD TO
PATERSON, N. J., April 28.
William D. Haywood, leader of the
Industrial Workers of the World,
was arrested at Passaic Monday on
his way here to surrender himself
under an indictment charging him
with inciting riots among the .silk
and mill strikers. Ten thousand
strikers had gathered here to meet
Haywood and escort him to jail.
Fearing a disturbance, Sheriff Had
cliffe went to Passaic and took Hay
wood off the train.
The above press dispatch means
that the capitalist class means to
have "peace at any price." Some day
they'll get it, all right. Dispatches
also state that Lessig, Presca and
Gurley Flynn were also put in dur
ance vile for "inciting to riot." As
the strikers have been peaceable all
through the great Paterson strike, we
suppose the "rioting" above feared is
of the usual machine-made, boss-pro
moted brand. "Whom the Gods
would destroy they first make mad,"
it was said of old. It looks like the
gods were unchangeable in some
ways, all right, all right.
will leave the condition of the wom
en and children, reader, for you your
self to judge. Men of TIOGA, I
think it is about time for us to get
in the ONE BIG UNION and try to
get Uncle Swords to take off some of
that "Doctor" bill, shack rent, water
rate and insurance fee, and put it on
our wages to help the condition of our
families.. What do YOU think?
Until further notice, continue to
send all subs., money, communica
tions, etc., to THE LUMBERJACK, Box
.540, Alexandria, La.