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Help The Ipswich Strikers
Brothers and Comrades:
DO YOU KNOW that a strike for
better wages has been on in Ipswich,
alss for the last nine weeks?
DO YOU KNOW that this is the
first appeal that comes from the
Since April 22nd, we have strug
gled silently and unknown. WE CAN
NOT' IIOll) OUT MUCH LONGER,
WITIIOiT FINANCIAL ADll).
1)O YOU KNOW that 'while we
were, peacefully picketing on June 10.
special Iplie and detectives clubbed
and shot many of usn One .of our
women wits instantly killed by a police
i'ullet. in the head. Ten more men and
girls are il the hospital from the
bnrutal clubbling al bullet wounds.
J)() Y()OI KNOW that the specials
andi deteltives were inst ruted to
"strt s5Imlething" so the uinnieeissary
pIilice 'ouhl ies maintained in Ipswich i
I)() Y(OU KNOW that this police
made "riot" was used as an excuse to
appropriate money for the police that
I)( YOU)IT KNOW that. nineteen men
and girls have been arrested and
charged with muirder 1iand riot?
1)O YOU() KN()W that the murder
charge was dropped after I)istriet At
torney Atwill gave his opinion in court
that it was an officer that. shot the
woman The riot charges still starul,
which nmeans five to ten years in the
I)0 YO()IT KNOW that free. speech,
public iaissetbllage and peacful picket.
ing lhave ibeen violently suppressed in
1)0 YOlI KNOW that .Iudgie (has.
Saywarl handed down a decision that
"1hat there wtas no such thing a.:
)() YOU RIEALIZE that this is a
direct blow at labor which will be
used by other judges? When yiou
yourselves go oult on strike youl will
Ist deprived of the right to peacefully
persMliule strike-breakers fromnn taking
the bread out of the mouths of your
wives and children.
1)O YOU KNOW that for years we
|have been forced to work for wages
alveralgitlg from $2.00 to $6.00 a week?
I)0 Y()OU KN()W that unless you
help .us get a better wage. in time youl
will he forced do wn to our level h
'l'hroiugh our strike cnnoiiiiittee we are
appealing to you for ille(ldiate finan
To keep our strike fund from: being
tiel l p by an injuinction,. we urge that
yoinl seI all fllnds to:
ll'S\V(i'll I)EI'ENsE IEA(ilE,
1'. 0. IBox 282, Ipswich, Mass.
THE IPSWICH STRIKE
Sinee the riat of .J1une 10 pulled off
by the town authoriti'es in order to Iap
propria:te i nre' Ili 'I' funds, the per
seelltion of strikers has nIot alateIl.
1'a'raihles were st opped, hall mneetiig'i
sIppr'essel. pilll' :iss.'nlhlage pro
hIibitedl andl frei spHcdah wuus thrittledl
in Ipswi'h. The 'nly refiuzg- whenr"
lhe strikers still Iet is the r'-ck
lhureh-yard. Even hire thhe meet,.igs
:r ' threatheneled with vihlent suppreps
sin. l"oullr speakcrs wi-r'. arrested for
a'l.lressing the strikers i tihe cehurcth
:nrI. T'wo of thei'se were giv' n three
mItilhs eaC'h 1111and1 the other two will
s,',,n know their fate. F''l,-rt'en sfrik
,'-r were buniidll oiVer to' the granl'l jilry
\violc''e front the' siu' I ,f thl' strikers
was produ'ed.'l N,,'i ef the p lice
" ere injured in thir unwarranted
,.luarge ul)onli the uluietii ,°fitig strik'.rs
in which one womin was killhd and a
s,',re sent to the hospital with ibullet
anld elhb Woullnds.
Th'li lilwll'ner.s have sr\eld nIoticeeS
,n the strikers to vaa t, the eompiiny
), ,is. As the tim,' halis already par,,e
:a wihohlesale .evi'ti',n is exlwct'edl any
(',rtaini "eitizc,4s" are organizing a
" viilant squad to drive organizers
dt sl,:akers ,ouit of twni. Frilndly
sp,;akurs have ,been thrn:htened on the
streets and in jail after arrest. Ite
Ip,,rters of raldie'al papers have been
barred from the court room. An eli
t~r of a Boston Socialist weekly was
thrown out bodily.
Following this line of tactics, the
town officials have passed by-laws
against parades, public meetings and
free speech in general. The last ordi
naare prohibits meetings in lots adjoin
ing any street. This is aimed directly
at the church meetings.
Judge Sayward has showed his oppo
sition to the strikers. One speaker
w-as forcibly dragged from the church
yard without any warrant, was ordered
rinot to speak again. Hisi attorney was
rnot allowed to see him in jail and even
the chief used threatening languauge
againsrt himn. The judge told this
spe'aker that "it did not matter what
he, said, as all of his speech was inter
prefed rnenacing." The judge re
fe.rrelA to the strikers in court as
"flsns" and "dupes," suspending sen
tenees of a few with anr injunetion to
keep away from the union. Before
there was even a hearing on the charge
of ,mi1rder, the judge gave his opinion
ith court that IHerman and l'ingree
were responslible for the mlurlder even
if an oflicers fired the shot. Two days
later evidence in coulrt, forced the judge
to take back his words and drop the
The last niove of the authorities was
to arrange for it flag day. For the first
time in I lsal history the foreign ele
rerit.s ron strike were invited to parti
eipate. After the shoot ing and club
hing the strikers view this move with
suspic.ion. They remelntwer that these
same ,offiiia;il did everything in their
power to break the strike. In order to
avoid possible trouble by mixing with
those who wielded the clui and gRin,
the strikers bought ait quantity of flags
a;ilel will celebrate at honme.
Though this strike began April 22,
the strikers have asked for no outside
aid until last week. Some have
worked ,on farrs giving their surplus
to lsupport those less fortunate. Funds
are i''eded' to keep up the striggle.
()it aIe.rount of the hostility of the
authollrities the strikers urge that all
relief funds is' sen to the Ipswich De
fense l.eaguie, Box 2$2, IpswIh, Mass.,
to guard against a possible injunction
to stop the funds. -
Ipswich Strike Colnmittee.
Saw Mill "Accidents"
Ity T'l'l WiSm:EN Sinot Kin.
What's the trouble with that saw?
The' carriage is out of line;
And don't it heat you nutW
ilow the llhalnds kill tintnet
lThe enigi ne is runnring hot,
That puip i''needs needs packing again;
I heard the lhoss say "I've got
A hell of a llunc'h of nn'."
The firem,,an cran't keep steam,
The' c.arriage has jumrped the track;
I wonder what does it. means,
lMachinery arti.g like thatt
Lord v! lfaint't this awful bad,
1'That shiilpping lehrk in a sight!
ih' ,,nt the t iniler to Bagdaid.
W'hich slhioll, have gor,,n 1t ( 'arvite.
11h4 .hi mill is rranirii in debt,
I think thei Iss in gtting wise;
lih' ';iltii' t( IIil andl said, "Je't,
Whatl's the r matt'r with them guys?'t"
I says. "'old css, you km,4v full well,
Thait through your hellish greed
Yiu have given these men hell,
And kept them ever in need.
''Thly are awake at last,
Ilarve downed their wooden shoes,
If you ldon't crlime clean, fast,
Y',ii'll get a ('as4' ,,f blu,'s."'
New slaves thesc. words are trule
'l'his W"w,'aJn .Vol 4 always (own-)
If we ,,ur d1ty t ,a,.h will do,
E;l"i:h \ill xwin a horn. -.\Amen.
Under State Socialism
(With apologi's to "Life.")
" Is th1 viring imarr nill right, who is
gig tl, , marn:rry y,,r dauightert"
" I hn:ve cvcry re:oson to believe so.
11' his been audlited by the State audit
c.mpianiy. assaLyed by tie State cheitist.
tst,',Id by the State hIa.teriologist, certi
fi,.d by the State genealogist, and ap
praised by the State medical and surgi
cal staff of the State hospital."
As To Decentralization
By T. A. IlICKEY, in "The Rebel."
There be men who profets to know
me well who declare with the utmost
sincerity that the Editor of this great
religious weekly is an inense egoist
who is as passionately devoted to the
peronal pronoun as a conceited cock
ney. Nothing could be further front
the truth because I believe we are all
creatures of eircunmstances subject to
laws oif heridity, prenatal influence and
e'nvironment and while we can to a
limited degree react uipon our environ
ment iiul niold and shape it, still domli
ninat factors in our make ups-oul
hleredity and lirenatil influenct--are
things that the individual has no more to
do with than he has had to do
'vith the pilacing of the stars in the sky.
I did not select my parents nor the land
of my birth; I did not make a hair in
nmy head nor determine the expression
of ily eye or the color of my skin; that
I did not first look upon China instead
of Irelandt was isomething that I was not
consulletd abolut ; I am a creature of , ir
ct'lnmstaiines and deal with the (odll of
things as they are and rejoice that dur
ing Iny brief stay upon this mundane
sphere I may iw able to leave this world,
after I reach the lean, slippereld pallnta
loon singe, a little better than I found
Thllese, imore or lets philoslophic oibser
vations are horn of the fact that i nuini
Itr of criti.s charge that I advocate
deer ulrtralization for the working class
on both the politienl and onlmiimci fields.
because of temperament, of egoisti I
spirit and desire to rule the rank and
I cannot understand these critics.
All history points out clearly that all
lllthose who ruled in the pant have done so
thlrouglh tlhe nuiachinery of centralized
power. It matters not whether the
rulelrshipl was over an ceelesiastical or
a financial domain, the ruler ruled he
cusel, he coat rolled Ia power that. was
As this is true of the master class
through all the centuries, so has it been
true of working cladi organization on
the psolitic and economic field in Ameri
ca. Everytime the workers have al
lowed the virus of centralization to
creepl into their organizations dlisaster
has always ensuedli . The Knights of
lalabor was an organization that promnised
gre-at thijigs for the worker, but when
it, was pit to the test. it was found that
its cientralized power was its undoing
and is eyclone.
'rlThe Socialistict Labor iparty and later
the Socialist Labor party promisel gretat
thin.gs for labor tin the politictal field.
but when put to the inevitable test the
S. L. I'. went down v. itlhout i hoipe or
chaince of revival.
Thle Aierlcn Fdri t elrtion olf llahor
has grown in l)iroportioin is it was dlt
ci,,ltralizct d and has failed in Iproptortioln
.15 it allowu'd its tivie fetlritiion (Ioin
tiers toi lhulil|t a t.entriilizi,,I liachine.
h'lii' I. W. W. hau i ctentlralized forlll
of irgalnizationl at its birth lll nt beePinrie
thl, liiIlglilin stock of t li' labolr move
llnilit unlt i suclh tine as the varioius
irgalilizatlios i thLhat c'iinpris,-ll the whtole
set rnetd it.s uiitiiinal exctiitlivi- lioar n ald
iri,.citlic d lautolnioisllliy tii fight its
That tlhe-r is a great fimt orr biefore
the I. W. \V. is Ilplilly tii bI'e Sctln by
thlus', li watilhli the great 'ii ttles tlhait
orKganiziiatiol is iltfit ng ulp. That :i
vigiirois rank and tile is aitDoit to de
str,,' o ht' i..,ntralizci I poiwei.r ill t ihe i
W'. is thi niost ihlhl'ring signl of thi'
tiint's. A revtili nil iiist tentrlalizlation
i.s on withbin that orgaiieiziation now.
Shlitui Ithle liehils glii ist ccnliltralizidt
piti wvir win, the I. WV. WV. will becone
the umlilinlll'l lahor torgaliization tif
Alilt-rioilt, ave' wi' will lliAk, Itold to say
that it ctirriie5 within itself tlhe pow'r
to wreck he irt.selit stiiili s.ystem alind
cstbhlish tlie li-I tlprat iilv i lolntsli ianwal1 h
in its place.
A MANLY MAN
"' r)lsn't ;t h|llliiliilto roll to hllIlv,
to i throlugh life this way7'" askelt
tht svynipatllheti' wonlan als she pullr
thas-i1d a photioraphi.
"YS. nrlllll." replied the Bi-ardlhd
Latly'. "If it wasn't fur thi wvift andl
the kids I'd throw uip the job to-day."
A Song of levoltbio
By P. A. Ouvan, Frye, Okla.
Hark, ye men of learning,
Who walk in wisdom's ways;
And likewise ye that babble
Of justice's golden days.
Attune your heart to reason,
Let error rise or sink;
Why do we always quibble,
And never learn to think?
l)oes the chemist trust his mixtures
To a novice or a churl ?
Ioes the lawyer trust his pleadings
To a bashful boy or girl?
Should the blind man lead the blind
And should the varlet tell
His master of his duty?
And should the vendee sell?
Now why should men be puppet.?
Why not be kings and priests?
And why should men be simple
Without their being beasts?a
Why are mean men holy?
And why are small men great?
Why is the kingdom coming?
And will it be soon or late?
Does logic te.ach us wisdom,
Or does wisdom teach us grace?
l)o we control our feelings,
Or do they control our fate?
Should those who labor suffer,
And should those who suffer fail?
Ioes the heart of man take pleasure
In sorrow's biter wailt
Now what is the cause of heartaches?
And what is the cause of woe?
What causes all the evil?
And what is our real foe?
Is evil sent to try us?
()r do we make our fate,
When things are topsy-turvy,
And nothing is going straight?
Since man has been a human,
And the human has had a soul;
Since man first fought for freedom,
Within the forests old;
lie has trod the path ef progresms,
lias conquered the sylvain wild;
Hlas subdued the mighty ocean,
As if it were a child.
The mind of man is onward,
The wheels of progress roll;
The tide of time falls sweetly,
Like music on the soul;
The king of day has risen
And dashed ath1wart the sky,
Il is gleams of hope and reason,
HIli glory cannot die.
Lift up your eyes, ye toilers,
Ye slaves of field and minel
Why do you longer falter?
You're masters of your time!
Your eyes were nmale for seeing;
Your ears were made to hear;
Why don't you rise to action
And not lie down in fear?
You are slaves in mind and body,
Yuli 're owards in your soul;
You long for your master's pantry,
You worslhijp hiL yellow gold;
And stand like truant school boys
And beg that you may stay
I'pon the earth in misery,
And not t1 kicked away.
Ari,'! assert yuilr manhood!
Your til has made the wealth;
Your mIaster took it from you
l1i took it all by stealth.
Thenrl take your own, ye toilers,
Ilet pl)a(O, andi plenty flow;
The earth in yours ye toilers,
Hutt let the idler go.
Ilvesi. any ,n,. who ran. let me kunow where
I Marck lepter, the ,older, and "litle "I Mack
j- C eles are IThey lived in liurleon County.
S x'' aS. A tr)Ut In. miles from Cal/ well atone
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