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ndustrial Unionism "WORKINGMEN OF THE. WORLD XJISITTE! ? !!. NUMBER 24. HUNTINGTON, WEST VfRGlNIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1913. mm* PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5c; S1.00 PER YEAR Virginia Tactics, In All 1 Brutality Flourishing In The Rockies. - -clad mountains of Colo- j v, ' t . uc c ed a terrible drama I human blood, shrouded ; - i>: women and christened I :.g of little children. All ! ????hem border of the state! .utTi'us cossacks of cap . over the victims of .rkey-buzzards over the! ss upon a lonely desert, j may be seen a faint! the subdued slav ^s whose j .res have revolted in des-j : i dispair. But. alas, the j nt' c apitalism is tb.e arbi-i .?iiie who settles all dis-l i arises from serfs who bur- j ues in the earth. Theirde-j re bread is an invitation i ?st 'for a diet of cold steel! ?-.rderous guns in the hands | :ster their hosts, who owns j - '"'a they must have in order I - themselves with the hum-; s stance and the shoddiest j Out in the cold and snow j ml children are huddled to- ; i protect them from the cold j ?sis. Here in free America ; shelves are laden with ; men add children must! * ;h cold. Here where the! ? - :re full to overflowing, the j workers who have pro- ; - must cry for bread. Here, ? i .mty. the machine-gun j ' : :n for the purpose of spill- ; verished blood ?>f the gal- : < ' capitalism. I . j;m capitalist is tiie most ! eiit ious brute that ever; ?v.- >rKl. they are far below! ? . ice in instinct and tie- i treacherous than a rat-: :;ey strike the cruel dag- j ito tiie hearts of women! hdren when the are pow-j >r offer the slightest re Let the eagle scream for | : -.he Goddess of Liberty! .. -cr- i<ieo with an additional j the slaves sing "My Coun-i s of Thee Sweet Land of; Liberty.' Oh. God what a joke. And i it is all done in Freedom's name, urrj der the dome of God's blue Heaven. Oh. you leperous parasites. The strike has been in progress 37 days, during which time there has been 18 pitched battles between the mine owners' guards and the miners. The thugs in the employ of the mine owners have started a vigorous cam paign to disarm the miners who have resisted them by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Several old abandoned mine shafts, as well as some worn out machinery, have been blown up by the Baldwin thugs and credited it to the miners. Several railroad bridges have been dynamited by the miners to prevent the mine owners transporting more thugs and tin-horn soldiers into the strike zone. It is reported that the miners captured one machine-gun ? good job: they should drive a new rat tail file into the muzzle. Governor Enunons has s?nt the state militia to disarm the miners and the mine guards, but that has been before in several other states, notably. West Virginia. The miners have al ways complied with the demands and laid down their arms, but not so with the thugs, they have never been dis armed. but permitted to skulk under the cover of martial law. The miners will be disarmed and no doubt some of them will pay dear for their sad ex perience. as capitalism is merciless and heartless. There is no justice within the realm of capitalism for the working class. That persons who la bors, wears the badges of inferiority in every country on the globe, and must continue to wear it until they assert their might and sweep the J whole worthless aggregation of para- j sites oft" the face of the earth. Capitalism has gone mad in it u de-j sire to rule the world with an iron j hand and is rushing swiftly to its own ! doom ? now is the opportune time for j the workers to awaken and unite their I forces and refuse to dig their own j graves. When we refuse to serve! capitalism and serve ourselves the master class shall perish and the workers will control the earth. By CHARLES ASHLEIGH Glowing is my brain with hate of you. Kiaming is my heart with hate of you. :!iTcr lurk I. with wary eye. Your shop-lined streets along. make you give to :ne 'Vith whine or growl give up to me ??ugh to grt a lilacs of beer, enough a pill to roii. nough to till my hungry gut ami fortify my soul. ueven is the voice of me. All broken is the song of me. ? t one thing Jo i cherish ami hug close to my breast. Aii. the crimson fire of hate. Born of all my squalid state. burn, destroy and devastate, shall purify the pest. muffled is the growl of me. Half smothered is the curse of me, i :r still 'tis coming clearer and shall soon dismay your ears. -Superior and fat-gutted. I'nctuous and be-rutted * :r Time is hurrying swiftly on the wings of hates and fears. X dime. Sir. for I'm hungry? Damn vour righteous soul ! You think that I don't want to work? Well, keep your paltry dole ! And what if I don't want to work To swell your profits might? What work have you. then, ever done? Man-herder, parasite ! Glowing is my brain with hate of you. Flaming is my heart with hate of you. Elect Socialists Labor Heads Five Socialists were elected as vice presidents of the California State Fed eration of Labor at its convention just held. In addition to being vice-presi dents they will act as members of the executive board and organizers in their respective districts. All Social ists polled a big vote and it is thought they will gain the principle offices next year. Representing The Workers. An attempt was made in some of the city departments of Los Angeles to force the men to work overtime without pay. Fred Wheeler, the So cialist councilman, immediately made a protest and the cards which had been posted about the place giving in structions on the matter -were taken down. He then introduced an ordin ance in the council providing time and a half for overtime, which was carried. Unions Act With Party The Salt Lake City Federation of Labor and Building Trades Council have both indorsed the Socialist ticket. The federation elected a campaign committee which was instructed to work in co-operation with the Social ist campaign committee. The Feder ation campaign committee has made plans to have speakers visit every un ion. Unions continue 'o send in their; donations to the Socialist campaign I fund. lusical Comedy at Placade. i The Placade Theatre has during the j week presented the best show ever j seen at this popular playhouse. Hyatt J &. LeNore's musical comedy has j secured a decided hit and nothing but j praise is heard for the company. Mali- j nee Saturday afternoon. They will j present "Tile College Cirl" Suiurdayj night. Will Double Strength By the time (his issue reaches you, ! the Italian elections will have taken i place. The Socialists expect to double their present representation of 14 dele- 1 gates in the Chamber of Deputies.! These members were elected four j years ago. when the Socialists polled 338.000 votes. With the extension of the franchise the vote will be greatly I increased. There are 508 seats to be filled The Socialists are contesting 306 seats and the Reform Socialists 50 seats, while among the capitalist candidates there are 532 Liberal, 1 17 Radical and 54 Republicans. In the second ballots the Reformed Socialists will undoubtedly throw their strength to the Socialist candidates. All candidates must secure a majority of all votes cast to be elected. Phy sical encounters between the Social ists and the Conservative element are frequent. The members of Local No. 80. Brotherhood of Operative Potters, held a social session and banquet at the ; Fifth Avenue Cafe. Monday night. I which was the most enjoyable affair pulled off by local labor organizations | during the year Practically the en | tire membership of the Potters Local ! was in attendance, together with i numerous guests of prominence in other crafts. I Good things to eat and drink were I provided in abundance and many in teresting impromptu addresses were made, the principal speakers being President Harry Lowe, of the Potters, and Geo. W. Gillespie, of the Machin ists. Kern Polls Big Vote Comrade Wm. Kern, Socialist can didate for councilman in the Fifth Ward in Ashland, polled 92 votes in the city election held there Tuesday. His successful opponent received 116 votes. The Socialist candidate in the First Ward received 42 votes as com pared with his successful opponent's 52. Things are getting warm for the | two old parties down there. They had j better begin to study "Fusionism." West End Socialist Local i The West End Socialist Local which has been defunct since shortly after the election last fall, was re-organized Tuesday night by Organizer Gillespie, after he had made a "soap box" talk at the corner of Adams Avenue and Fourteenth Street. The local begins its new lease on life with 12 or 15 active members and bright prospects for the future. John Walker, president of the Illin ois State Federation of Labor. He de feated Edwin R. Wright, of Chicago, who has been president of the federa tion for many years, by seventeen votes. i Charleston People Defeated. I After one of the most spectacular fights ever witnessed in ilie Capitol city, the people of Charleston went down in defeat before the Charleston Water Co., which was granted a new 20-year franchise by the alleged "representatives" of the citizens. It 1 is consevervatively estimated that 95% of the people of Charleston were bitterly opposed to the granting of a new charter to the octopus which has robbed them for the past 20 years, and were in favor of a Municipal owned water works. But the Water Company had the three daily news papers and a majority of the people's "representatives" on its string, and al though the "people" demanded, beg ged. cajoled and threatened, "money talked," and they were handed over to the corporation to be robbed, for another 20 years. Charleston citizens made the mistake as Huntingtonians. They voted almost unanimously for a I city-owned water works, even as we did, but they elected, to install this new water works, tools of the corpora tions which have the city in their grasp? even as we did. They got their water works ? in the neck. And we'll get ours ? in the same location. By Phillips Russell A few weeks ago a murder was committed ill the city of New York. Nothing extraordinary about that, of course, since repulsive crimes are in evitably a part of our present social system. But this was no ordinary, commonplace taking of life. Once I had a landlady a kindly, sweet-faced, warm-hearted old lady, in | who naught dwelt except generous irn- j pulses. One evening she picked up the evening paper that I always brought ""her. put on her spectacles, and noting the staring headlines, she settled herself with a sigh of saiislac tion and exclaimed: "Ah. but I do love a good murder!' j | This killing of Anna Aumuller, the comely servant girl, by the Rev. Father Hans Schmidt, a Catholic priest, had all the elements of a "good murder" in it. First, it involved the element of sex. concerning which all human being are intensely interested. Second. | it involved a man whose life was sup-' posed to be devoted to celibacy. And third, this man was a representative of the most powerful religious organi zation on earth, which through the centuries has taught that its priests must abstain from women, which has alway taught that sex partakes of the devil and his works, and which boasts that the Church is the one great power that can cope with Socialism and other revolutionary theories, with their doc- j trines of "free love." violence, crime j and social "anarchy." This brutal slaughter of the woman | who loved him by the unhealthy-mind- j ed priest, who cut her throat as she lay in bed. dismembered her body, and sank the pieces in the river, was a terrific blow to the prestige of the \ Church, and none realized it better than the Church itself. Such an act was liable to create the impression that priests are not the spokesmen of God at all, but merely men from whom women in the intimacy of the confes sional are not safe. So the automatic machinery of the Church began to work. First it was given out that Father Schmidt was not a regular, authorized priest at all. since he had been prac tically driven out of other parishes on account of irregular behavior. Then i when it was asked why such a man j was permitted to go freely about per- j forming all the usual duties of a priest, another t^pk wa^aken. Intimations were made that Father Schmidt was not Father Schmidt in truth, but an impostor, who had stolen the creden tials and effects of the real priest, who was dead, and was masquerading like a wolf in lambs clothing. Again it was asked if the Church's supervision over its representatives were so loose that an impostor could thus easily enter its ranks, and again the plan of defense was changed. The Catholic chaplin of the Tombs, where Schmidt was confined, and cer tain visitors who were allowed to see the priest in his cell, emerged and announced that the man was insane. A priest from outside the city, who said he had known Schmidt in Ger many, gravely told the newspapers ^ that four aunts, three uncles and four- j teen cousins of Schmidt had been con- : fined in lunatic asylums and most of! his other relatives had committed ; suicide. Whatever the powers saw lit to give out. that the newspapers obediently printed, and one and all the editors ignored the real features of the crime and harped on the wonderful work done by the police in ferreting out the murderer. Cnn we imagine what a j terrible howl would have been raised i if the crime had been committed by a! Socialist, an Industrialist or an An archist? What an outcry would have gone up against the foul and vicious doctrines that give raise to violence, murder and crime"! What a demand would have gone up that the organi zation that stands behind this man be destroyed, root and branch. A sardonic aspect is lent to the case by the announcement of the priest s attorney that Father Schmidt is an active anti-Socialist. Shortly before his arrest he had taken part in several conferences looking to the organiza tion of a stern and relentless oppo sition to this un-American doctrine with its teachings that are so sub versive of morality, threatening the very foundations of the home, des tructive of religion, etc., etc. Those iri touch with the case prop-j hesy that Schmidt will never be pun-j ished. If he had been an ordinary, j unknown, ignorant workingman, so-; ciety would long ago have demanded . his blood. But he is a priest, a man j of education and standing in the com- i m unity. Therefore, it is probable that . unless the Church can clear its skirits j of him absolutely, he will be sent to i an asylum or a sanitarium and his ; case will be forgotten by the time an other batch of revolutionists are put on trial for their lives because they were within two miles of the spot where a policeman killed a woman. ; Capitalism's Press Agent The Prince of Humorists jSome of The Funny "Stuff" They Are Writing and The Prostituted Newspapers Are Circulating For A Part of The "Million." Following are a couple of samples of the stuff the firm of Parker and | Bridges, the New York "publicity agents," are putting out in an effort to ; earn the coin the West Virginia coal operators are paying them for "creat ing public sentiment" in their favor. About the time of the Senatorial In ; vestigating Committee's first setting at Charleston, the coal barons began to I fear that their newspapers in the State had made a bad job of hiding their j actions from the general public, so they engaged Parker &. Bridges to prepare j articles showing just what angelic gentlemen the West Virginia coal opera tors really are, and just what a pack of greedy, wasteful, bunch of over-fed millionaires the coal miners are. These gentlemen are doing fairly well con sidering the tough proposition they have tackled, but a few more humorous stories like these and they will be in demand as contributors to "Judge." "Life" or "Puck." The first story, "The Baldwin Thug." is clipped from - The Charleston Mail; the second. "Princely Earnings," is taken from the Bluefield Telegraph: Baldwin "Thug" A Pillar In j The Church. "There goes our Baldwin Thug. He's the only man in camp who never lick ed anybody." said the manager of one of the finest coal "camps" in the southern part of the State, pointing to an unobtrusive man who sauntered past the office. "Baldwin Thug" a term invented by Union agitators, is the name by which all peace officers in the coal regions, regardless of their character or ante cedents, are now known. Even a rural constable becomes a "Baldwin Thug" the instant he pins his resplendent star upon his breast. More specifical ly, the "Baldwin Thug" is a former employee of a famous detective agency who has been retained as the sole peace officer of the coal camp with a commission as deputy sheriff because of his skill and tact in discharging the duties of a policeman. Some idea of his ability may be gathered from the fact that his services are considered worth $100 a month. He stands far above the metropolitan policeman in intelligence and character. Those who are familiar with the Texas Ran gers and t her Canadian Mounted Po-j lice say ihese former employees of the Baldwin-Frith Detective Agency com pare favorably with the members of the other much vaunted organizations. conservator or peace Frequently the "Baldwin Thug" is a pillar of the church and a teacher in the Sunday School. Nearly always he is the village confidant who smoothes out the petty squabbles of women and children and advises the i men in their perplexities. Often he can be seen sitting on a stump listen- j ing to a dispute between neighbor j women over chickens, ducks and sim-j ilar weighty affairs and rendering de-j cisions therein that would put Solo- 1 mon to shame. The "Baldwin Thug 'j is also the sanitary inspector of the j camp. In his constant rounds he spies out the things that if neglected might endanger the public health. He j calls the attention of the households ! or the company to the matters and ' sees that it receives prompt attention, j As renting agent he assigns new ar- , rivals to ^lieir quarters and gets rid j of them quietly but quickly should i they prove to be undesirable charac ters. On Saturday evening he is extra j salesman at the company store. Ifi any one gets hurt at the mine he is j right there to lend a hand. Whenever! anything out of the ordinary happens j the "Baldwin Thug" is always there to | see that the proper thing is done to j meet the emergency. If there is a disturbance in camp i the "Baldwin Thug" quells it in such short order that it is over almost as soon as it is begun. His quiet "Now, boys, you are violating the law" is all that is required, for the miners know that he means business. Everybody in camp knows the t J "Baldwin Thug," and judging from wide ! observation, everybody likes him. Princely Earnings of The Coal Miners. Commenting on the recent press re ports to the effect that employment awaits 15,000 more men in the coal mines of West Virginia, the Coal and Coke Operator and Fuel Magazine points out that these 15.000 jobs are from $80 to $180 per month wage places, the actual wage-eurning capa city depending upon the industry of the employe, the fact of the big de mand for labor existing and these top notch wages prevalent being account for by the Coal and Coke Operator to the effect that "demand for workmen has always been several laps ahead of the supply, while recent activity in the coal markets has widened the gap between the requirements of the operators and the available supply of miners." The instance of Alex Schott's earn ings is referred to. the negro who tes tified before the congressional inves tigating committee inquiring into the strike dispute in the Kanawha coal fields that his unaided earnings $,100 to $150 a month ; that thrice 'ie had earned $100 a month alone by his own hands. In this connection the interesting information is vouchsafed by Parker & Bridges, publicity agents for the West Virginia Coal Mining Associa tion, that one of the largest sixteen coal companies in West Virginia is owned by 170 .stockholders, of whom sixty are miners in the Pennsylvania anthracite, regions. What the emotions of these "coal barons," who work in the mines for less than $2.50 a day, are when they contemplate the pay roll of their own property may, perhaps, be imagined when it is known thai twenty of their West Virginia miners earned $1,143, 90. which was an average of $57,19 in the last half of September, or an average of $1 JO per day for the time they actually worked. An Italian miner named Philip Ooloup earned $80.76 in thirteen days, or an average of $6.21 a day. Another Italian earn ed $77.60 in thirteen days; still an other earned $71.83 in the same nuin of days. The lowest man of the twenty was Stanley Dufine, an Italian, who earned $40.71 or $3 13 a day. which was sixty-three cents a day better than any of the "coal barons," his bosses, could do. While the views of the*>e "coal ba rons" on the question of wages are Dot on record, the opinion of at least one of their employees has been made public. It seems that this man sought out the president and proudly announced that he was going to the anthracite regions. A week later, upon unexpectedly encountering the president, he shamefacedly asked per mission to reconsider his determina tion to go to Pennsylvania. "I've been thinking it over, boss." said he, "and it seems to me I'd be a dad-binged fool to leave West Virginia, where I got $2.50 a day for driving two mules, and go to Pennsylvania, where I'd only get $9.50 a week for the same job." Comment on the above is hardly necessary. We wonder what kind of fools Parker & Bridges think the readers of the Mail and Telegraph are, any way? "A Baldwin Thug a pillar in the church." "Italian miner earns $6.21 a day." Ye gods! Words fail us. But to think, they are spending that Million Dollar Fund for this brand of "opinion moulder."