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Wage Scale for Loggers and
Saw Mill Workers.
JOIN THE ONE BIG UNION.
Initiation Fee $1.00; Dues 50c Per Month.
National Industrial Lnion of Forest and I.umber
Workers. Southern District.
Le't (iinioin (I nil opi-uniiiinI wvork(''rs
J't tir'tlhe'r it o,,ir' viii formulaitr
plans h!l w'hich thi'/ ian make' it un
hla'wftul in the. S",oith'rr, StrIt. 's o i;.s
rhIarri ' o emlplo!i e f.)' r !h'lngfliniii to I
Uiion ,," t., hlrkllist himi.
No .1trike sihall be crailed until ma
jiority of .uril,ber \VWrkers, Union and
linon-unionlilr n'l, htve voted by secret
I)'in dipv of Slo ivl Mll WIorkr,'..
We demand an eight-hour day.
We demarnd that eight hours be
the working day from calling out in
the morning until return at night.
We demand abolition of percentage
We demand that all men ..hall be
hired from Union Hall.
We dlemand that $2.50 per day, or
$50.00 per month and board, shall be
the minimum wage for all employes
in the logging or railroad camps.
We demand 75 cents per thousand,
or $4.00) per day per man, 11,000 feet
to constitute a day's work for log
cutting -tumps 36 inches high.
We demand a 50 per cent. increase
in the pay of Tie Makers, Stave Mill,
Turpentine, Rosin and all other work
ers in the Lumber Industry and its
We demand that overtime and Sun
(day work shall be paid for at the
rate of time and a half.
We demand that all delegates or
organizers shall be allowed to visit
camps and mills.
We demand that injured workmen
I), given immediate attention.
We demand that the hospital fee be
paid to the Union and that the Union
shall take care of all the sick and
injured through this fund, or that the
men he allowedl to elect the doctor and
have a voice in the management of the
hospital and insurance fund.
We demand that all settlements
for injuries shall he' conductedl in thC'
present'te of a ollrnmittee( front the
We ldemandl that pure, wholesome
fotoI lhe served at con mpany boarding
('coiks and other employes shall
not be allowed to work on a percen
Thiere shall be one waiter or wait
r'ss.f it ef'Iry :30 mien at the table.
We demrandI that maximumrn price
of $5.-0 per week to'r ibarl shall pre
We ,lhmanil, that thie dloultle leck
Ibunlks lie taken ,,tt ,t" all tihe link
hi,.se- antI that beds with springs
anI mattr t'ess ihe installed in tlheir
%'te ilhmand that dry rtims anI!
\ c nemanil that the pig liens ti,
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Oilers ...................... 2.75
I rim or Cut Off Men . ... 2.75
Rip Sawyer ................ 3.00
Lumber Pilers .............. 2.75
Car Loaders ................ 275
Lumber (;raders ............ 3.00
Shipping Shed Men .......... 2.50
Dry Kiln Men .............. 3.00
l'lne, r Feeders .............. 2.50
Moulding Sticker Men ........ .1.25
;,r,!itlintfl ('lamp Scale of Wages.
Log Cutters ...... 75c per thousand
Teams ters ..................$2.75
Steam Loader men ........... 5.00
T'ofig Hlookers .............. 3.00
I:. R. Construction Workers... 2.50
Sect!ion Men ................ 2.50
Steel (;ang Men ............. 2.75
(Common labor .............. 2.50
All Iocal Svcrtaries, ge,'t busy !t
ne . Showu the delmands to all
UNION and NON-UNION uorkers.
in the Lumber Industr!i. Talk tie"
PHILOSOPHY and the POWER of
the ONE IIG UNION OF FOREST
AND LUMBER WORKERS. Get
to, work at onec on the job whUer'
you work. Organize the unorganized
land begin taking a rote on the
EI(IIT HOUR WORK DAY and the
abore WAGE SCALE. The question
is a GENERA4L QUESTION: NO
LOCAL STRIKE WANTED. This
is a question to be taken up all ov,'er
the South, and a rote must be taken
throughout the Southern Timber Belt,
including sreCral Southern States.
HOW TO ORGANIZE.
Twenty members joining at any
given place can get charter and sup
plies for a Local Union. You who
read this; where there is no Local
Union where you are working, be the
first to begin agitating among the
workers and get twenty or more wage
workers to make application f.r
charter and supplies for a Local
Begin Organizing NOW and make
a report each month of members in
good standing at each Local and the
vote of all UNION and NON-UNION
workers, white and colored, native
born or foreign, in favor of these de
mands, and a GENERAL STRIVE
to enforce them. DOWN WITH
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL UNION
OF FOREST AND LUMBER
0 JAY SMITH,
Secy. Southern District.
(By Covington Hall.)
I:ehold Bob Hunter tear along,
A Moon Cheeld lost in senseless song;
A mushy, mouthy sort o' cuss,
An intellectual blunderbuss!
t;,hold. () great .Jehosaphat!
A Iep-l'rog-Soe'-o-I)emocrat !
'!I e only IHi!lluit, tiger Lou,
l.e::olutionist, thru and thru!
lBehold Os. Ameringer soak
The ONE I:l(; UNION with a joke!
A ITmorist gone dippy drunk,
lioonedl by his own bullcon and bunk!
IBehold the dear old dod'ring ram,
;ranlrdma (;omlpers. P'resdunce Sam;
Hlear IT rant and rave and roar
Like a cut andt locood boar!
I;hldd! The yeller O'N, il. see'.
A great I. W. W. killer he!
A ctarrioin. crowish sort o,' thing,
A IuzzardI genius on the wing!
IhblI tihe .lhturer Moyer come
To',t rike t he Sepmarit itn n(umi b
A "borer lorn within" who fell
'I hru his owun hole into a well!
I:elir'll! lhehld, the dead is here!
lihdold )e Lion. laniel, reappear!
is fanrigs aind claws no more in
.; Ittleur of the sons of light'
ichIohl monk !Mitchell heating tne,.
i,,b Iarriman raise sand sublive:
Tl:'w va-t I1IElIlA['S and all its host
Ite'holld, (ye I'tls' Ye Rebels, gaze!
Y'e larxians. standl ye in amaze!
Ye Alnarc'hists. shullt up! be done!
.* h,,o. I ig I lII'. 1. ice 11erger's sun!
Hear Ye All!
W\ will - ak ouIt. e will t)e hheard.
"Thoughz all eartthi syvstems crack;
\\'e will n't hialtt ~A single w\lrd,
N ,r takte a t'ei r Iac'k.
W, -pleak lthe, " 'I1 I' I. and what (areI
l'or hi-sig Jin r scorn s rll.
While somc taint gleamings we (an
( )t lF'eed'r,'- ,nming morn.
Lt liar, fear, let ci',wards shrink.
Let traitors turn away;
Whatever we have dared to THINK
THAT DARE WE TO SAY.
--.Jamni'. R.nsl Lou'.ii.
Log Cutters Attention!
Special Call to Log Cutters Throughout the
Other than a "commissary living,"
the worst on earth, what is there for
and working man in the Lumber In
duNry today? Why stand for it?
There is absolutely no reason why
you should, except you be a "Young
Man-Afraid-Of-His-Job." Listen: A
few years ago, when the Lumber
Kings began to swipe forests and lay
the foundations for their fortunes,
Log Cutters were paid 75c and more
per thousand feet, true scale, for cut
ting pine logs, stumps 36 inches high.
This is virgin timber. Today the Log
Cutters get only 35c to 40c per thous
and, hard scale, double length logs,
which amounts to about 22c per thou
sand feet, and are compelled to saw
stumps as low down as 12 to 20 in
ches, a back-breaking operation if
ever there was one. Worse, still;
while the price of your labor power
has gone down and down the cost of
living has gone up, up, up every year
and is still advancing. Food, cloth
ing, housing, lumber, everything has
increased in price except labor. Why
should this stay down? 'Young
Man-Afraid-Of-Hils-Job" is the only
All Log Cutters who have not lost
their manhood stooping over 12 inch
stumps are anxious to better their
conditions, and they can. They can
get everything they want if they will
only join and stick to the National
Industrial Union of Forest and Lum
ber Workers. There is no guess work
about this; it has been done else
where, and can be done in the South.
If the starving child and women
workers of Lawrence, Mass., could
buck and whip the Textile Trust,
there is no reason, except lack of
manhood, why you big, husky flat
heads can't whip the Southern Lum
ber Industry, and can do it in no time.
Right now, according to Limber
Trust trade papers, there is a short
age of Forest and Sawmill labor. So,
then, now is a chance for all the
Woodsmen in the South to get in po
sition for high wages within the next
six months. There is no blacklist
that can hold out against Log Cut
ters; they are always in demand, e.r
cept when they ocer-'work and get too
many logs ahead. When they get, as
they will if they organize, 75c for
cutting logs, they will work only half
as hard, sagw onl! half as much as
they do today, thereby keeping up a
demand for twice the number of Log
('utters as are now at work. Let ev
ery Log Cutter who wants high
stumps and 75c for sawing logs join
the Union today, see to it that every
man on the job joins., then all stick
together, and in lss than six months/
the fight will be won. Log Cutterq,
get busy! line up! Then line up th2
Teamsters, Tram crews, Skidder men,
Steel gangs, Loader men and Tie mak
ers, all the Woodsmen all along the
line all over the South. The race is
to the Swift, the battle to the Strong.
and the might of labor is in )Orlgati
lion, is in Union. The one and onl!
way to get what you want. a mni n's
liife, andi get it quick, is t, OR(;A
NIZE. Then you can get ev\'ery de
man(I mad(le and, ,wh;loi,,Il t strike.
Therefore, OR(;ANIZE. See to it
that every crew of Woodsmen or ev
ery job in the South is Unionized.
Then elect a camp delegate and keepl
leadquarters posted as to, the num
her at work on every jobl, send(ling the
names of all, so it can help you orga
nize by mail anid be( prepared to call
S!gernral strike, if necessary. No
matter where you go, where you are
\working, he sure to belong to the
Uinion, and ble sure !I,o get every Log
(Cutter and Woodsmen in the Union
)efore you leave the job. It's only
the men who stick that count. When
the log Cutters begin to line up,
then you will see the Tie makers and
all other Woodsmen line up, in the
)one l ig Un.ion and, tI/ni,. there will
be no power on earth that can prevent
you from getting more for your w Irk
or save the present slave-driving sys
tem 'crom being overthrown. Yo, !you,
the Log (',tters, you alone can whip
the Lumher Trust, whip it in six
months. \\whip it to a finish, if you will
only ()rqanize and stick togf/th'r, al
ways REMEMIERIN(; that:
"'_NITEI) YOU STAND; DIVIDED
"AN INJ:JURY TO ONE IS AN IN
.IIRY TO ALL."
()n these tw)o mottoes hang all the
law and gospel of the ()ONE I(;
Yours for Industrial Freedom,
NATI()NAI, INDUSTRIAIL UNION
()OF FOREST ANID LUMBER
Secretary Southern District.
(By B. J. Robertson.)
The purpose of this brief article
is not to offend the religious sensi
bilities of any reasoning, thinking
person, but as near as possible to
give an analysis of the early sacrifice
and what it really meant.
The intention is to show that the
actions of men in all ages have been
largely governed by their economic
interests. That the bread and butter
problem was as vital in the time of
Moses as it is today. The high church
dignitaries that that time were no
more averse to gain their living with
out working for it than they Bre now,
and the way they went at it was suf
ficiently smooth and ingenious as to
excite the envy of the modern green
goods artist or a king of finance.
In ancient times the priests and
the rabbis always had God wrathy.
According to these self-appointed
soul-savers the sins of poor, weak hu
manity occasioned much divine tribu
lation, and the only way to square
themselves and to avoid this terrible
wrath was to offer a sacrifice.
So the people were invited to bring
to the altar their lambs, calves, goats,
fowls or pigeons (small favors thank
fully received) and there have them
offered up as a sacrifice to appease
an angry God. To gain this most de
sired end nothing was so effective as
the sweet savour of good, sound, ten
der meat well cooked. So the "burnt
offering" was instituted.
The priest, placed the lamb on the
altar and sunk the knife into its
throat, and as the blood ran down the
sacrificial stone they informed the
people that God was duly pacified for
that day, but there was no telling
about the morrow. That night those
smooth gentry had lamb chops for
By the Mosaic law nothing in the
live stock line over one year old was
legal tender. The invariable rule
was that the lamb or bullock offered
for the sacrifice was to be not more
than one year old and "without blem
ish." These priestly epicures saw
that no lumpy-jawed cattle were
worked off on them. Old, case-hard
ened sheep and goats were strictly
taboo, as it was just as easy to work
soft marks out of tender meat as it
was out of tough.
Furthermore, they saw to it that
there should be no shortage of meat.
In addition to the burnt offering there
was also instituted the sin offering,
the peace offering, the meat offering,
the trespass offering and the free
will offering. It would seem after
looking over the list that this free
will offering was intended for a joke.
It would also seem that each individ
ual priest was inhabited by a large,
The first five chapters of Levicticus
gave a fair insight as to how the
game was played. Leviticus 2:13
"And every oblation of thy meat
offering shalt thou season with salt.
Neither shalt thou suffer the salt
covenant of thy G;od to be lacking
from thy meat offering; with all thine
offerings thou shalt offer salt."
Not satisfied with buncoing a lot of
credulous innocents out of all their
young meat, this oily bunch of confi
dence crooks actually had the impu
dence to insist on their furnishing
the seasoning as well. If a similar
game could be worked today, the
priests would have Jehovah loving
the sweet savour of chili sauce, to
mato catsup and other high-priced
IBut the old-tinmers never overlook
ed a bet. If the sinner could
not offer a young bullock or a lamb
for the sacrifice, then a pair of fowls
or turtle-dove, or a measure of [ire
flour were all welcome additions to
the priestly pantry.
And ye. these same priests told the
people that (God was immutable, un
changeable, the same thousands of
years ago, the same now and the ::,ame
thousands of years hence. If this be
true, then why does not lie delmanll
the burnt offerings yet? Ha' 1e
changed, or is it only priestly meth
ods that have changed? When the
old plan was in vogue it was in the
day of trade and barter, no money
was in circulation to any considerable
extent. Now the priests get a sal
ary or are paid money in fees, and
therefore patronize the butcher
In this day and age we offer up
our sacrifices when the contribution
plate is pass.d diwn the aisle. If yrou
wish to offer the measure of fine flour,
or a pair of turtle-doves, just drop
in a quarter. But if your sins are
great enough to demand the sacrifice
of a young bullock, then gently de
posit a ten-dollar bill. thereby e.cap
iug the wrath to come.
JOIN THE ONE BIG UNION.
Initiation Fee. $1.00: Dues 50c. per Month.
For fiull inlformation, write: .JIay Smith.
Serer.t:ar. Southern D)istrict. Box 75, Alex
anuria. l.a.., r Frank R. Schles, Secretary,
Wenstern bistrict. 2 1 Oceidental Avenue.
Reiar. Seattle. Washington.
NW IT WORtS.
The kept press does not provide its
readers with any trustworthy infor
mation but I can never deny that it
furnishes to the judicious a vast fund
When under a statute of Charles
the Second, enacted in the year of
grace and enlightenment, 1665, Wil
liam D. Haywood was sentenced to six
months' imprisonment for addressing
the revolting silk workers of Pater
son the entire kept press burst into a
long, glad song of rejoicing.
Here it was pointe( out, was
found the perfect remedy for the per
nicious agitator. Silence his disturb
ing voice by enforcing this statute
Other proceedings, as at Little
Falls and in England might be good
enough in their way, but Paterson
had discovered the surest method.
Slam him into jail and keep him there.
And there was nothing, it was grave
ly demonstrated, in the constitution
nor in any proper conception of what
is called "free speech" that conflict
ed in any way with this proceeding.
The constitution really upheld it and
clauses were quoted to show that the
constitutional privilege of free
speech and free assembly did not cov
er in any way the offense of such a
person as Haywood. The Paterson
method was the correct dope-simple,
Two days after these enthusiastic
comments had swept across the coun
try, the Supreme Court of New Jer
sey overruled Haywood's conviction
and ordered his release on the ground
that his constitutional rights had been
This situation would have embar
rassed any editors except those that
had long practiced sitting for com
pany. These, of course, were utter
ly unabashed. How did they get out
of so awkward a plight? Simplest
thing in the world. They just ignor
ed Haywood's release and to the read
ers of the kept press of America he is
still in jail.
Joyous columns were printed when
he was imprisoned. Not a line when
he was vindicated and released.
Clever old girls, these.
--Charles Edward Russell in "The
Pischot's Perfect Paisting of Philatrqopy.
Once upon a time a member of the
great American public lived on a busy
street near the place where the rail
road tracks crossed it. The crossing
was on the same level with the tracks.
From hi windows he could see the
hurrying throngs stepping over the
rails as they went about their daily
work. But more than once he saw a
train plow through the busy crowds,
and then the writhing forms of the
injured lying where they fell. There
upon the ambulance would come
clanging down the street to give help
to the sufferers. Afterward the blood
be wiped up, the onlookers would
disperse, and all would go on as be
fore. In a certain number of cases
the ambulance arrived too 19lA, and
the victims died for the Wk of
So this member of the great, Amer
ican public bestirred himself, button
holed his friends, got up public meet
ings, and finally succeeded in raising
the money for a hospital, to be built
close to the grade crossing, where a
staff of well-trained physicians and
nurses constantly in attendance would
give immediate relief to those who
were injured by the railroad.
With pardonable pride the founder
of the hospital was one day showing
a stranger through its wards and ex
plaining to him the number of lives
saved every year by such quick atten
tion to the wounded as it was ready
to give. "This hospital," said he,
"cost one hundred thousand dollars,
and our people raise a quarter of that
sum every year to maintain it in in
stant readiness for its beneficent
work." "But," objected the strang
er, "for one hundred thousand dollars
could you not have abolished the
grade crossing, and so not only have
put an end to the accidents for good
and all, but saved yourselves twenty
five thousand dollars a year into the
bargain?" A frown gathered upon
the brow of the founder. "I perceive,"
was his severe reply, "that you are a
radical, a Socialist, and a revolution
ary, or worse. This grade crossing
has been in existence from my earliest
childhood. It is an established fac
tor in our municipal life. Our peo
ple are used to it. Have you no re
spect for the institutions which were
handed down to us by our forefath
Saying which he hustled the strang
er out of the hospital, and on the oc
casion of every future accident re
fleccted with great future satisfaction
upon the wisdom of the arrangement
which kept the hospital ready for the
wounded and the wounded ready for
the hospital, in a beautiful and perpe
tual adjustment of supply anld de
mand. thus vindicating the constitu
tion of the United States and con
founding all the advocates of new
fangled ideas or any kind of change.
--From Addiresx of Gifford Pinhot,
at Philadelphia, F,'bruary 12, 1913.