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Fruit Trust Coolies Rebel
Continued from Page 1. rested ii this case as no UNION MEN were involved and the Fruit Trust badly needed the strike-breakers. The city authorities passed it up to the Federal authorities, and the Federal authorities handed it to the authorities of Plaquemines parish and those authorities passed it on and on and on and on. It was a regular Alphonse and Gaston program carried ou in the most approved stage-style. "Law and Order" is a won derful thing, my son. WESTEIiN LO('ALS NOTICE: If a good Chinese rebel could be gotten among these men they might be organ ized and pulhled off on stirke. ........ Open Letter. New Orle·ns, La., July 22, 1913. lion. W. B. Wilson, Secretary of La bor, Washington, D. C.: Your Excellency-On yesterday, the 21st, the first batch of Chinese strike breakers was brought into this port by the I;nited" Fruit Co. They were brought in on the Southern Pacific steamship Comus. The ship reached port with all its officers under arms. Four Coolies had been wounded, one mortally; by the offijcers in an alleged "'mutiny" (the Chinese were passen gers, so we fail to see how they could "mutiny") which the officers said oc cured about forty miles down the River. One Chinaman was sent to the hospital and the rest, handcuffed two and two together were turned over to the United Fruit Co. We demand that you investigate this "mutiny" of passengers and challenge the right of the Fruit Trust to nullify the Nation's labor laws by dodging be, hind the British flag. Respectfully yours. W. J. PARKS, Secty. L. U. No. 7, Marine Transport Workers, I. W. W. Merryville Notes. Well, I am going to tell some few truths about conditions here. My mind goes back this morning to the time when Beecher was engineer and slept on the job. Hoffman was shipping clerk, an inefficient one; and Dave Sargent, who loved to blow the whistle so well, they were all fired. When the men went on strike here that bunch of degenerates came sailing back and, because the company could get no men to work, they took them into their little pen again aln let them work. The point is this, when they can do no better they work such suckers, when they have served their purpose out they go. Sargent is fired again as I told him he wouldl; he now is a counter jumper in the colmpany store waiting for an other strike so he can scab some more. One of the blacksmiths who worked all thrugh the strike told me "he lived andl I lared;' " confessed he did wrong artl all that. Smle see the errors of their ways ilrighlt. (',nditiohns ari, getting worse every (day. .liran Meadows asked to. have the wall taken down fronm around the mill. .Jin Estes repl)liedl that that wall would stay there aLs lng a.sL he was Superin te'nel.nt. Who, knows how long that will heI.' lie fuirther stated that white mIen were, net nee.,led now; that he wiuhil have this te,,\n so, llack that peo ,h. weueile have ti, have; lanterns to see hew t,, , ahotit in the ,ay time. That i, \ath; h;as ';ansc. is dissention, between 1 r..\iw,.r,.n alnumbe'r (inipany and thle lThi ",iti' ; c have huses to rent ,u] trais'er teams, and the niggers live i the hitlli,,n and, s,, , th'ese houses are turiil. vii ,\ t i, the gi eats anld no rent p 'l 'lh niicgers htave tearns. toil, so ti. "citizens" hIrsc s are eating their hIa ;I ti. . a-l I the ,'enlpe;iny don't seemI ti 'arn. Soermethinig wreng with the little ni.re.hant.- teo: they claim they are not ,tlir , Irt e I e. i.ni uei h to payI rent, except r. Ni-l,,,Is. ~hi, run:s tlhiee ,nise Racket Store,,: he says he "'can't tell any dif frere,.' :' tlhat is he,'.iause he played the tan all rhireugh ;,tr struggle for the workit,,,niman's rights. They all see now who pretiled and who lost., and why. Kinney Reid, Jr.,. and J. S. Laster had a little chat not knowing that a third party was near. Now it seems that Las ter wants to get out of Merryville, but he is afraid it will be merrier outside than in town, especially DeQuincey. So they have a little plot on foot that does credit to their brains. They propose to &a DeQuincey, so they are to have a bunch get on the train somewhere above there, send one man into the front coach, the rest to remain concealed, and when some one in DeQuincey attempts to beat him up the whole bunch will pile out and mob him. Very nice plan, but it won't work. By some aciedent or other, a train of fire came from the woods last week. We don't know how loaded logs could get on fire, and a scab that works in the woods told me that more logs burned in the woods that were cut in the mill. Well, all Locals remember the Big Labor Day Barbecue in Merryville and come and have a good time. Speaking and everything that's good( to eat. Yours to win, ItED FRED. Intelligence is Power To aill Secretaries and Members, N. I. U. of F. and L. W. of the I. W. W., Southern District: Fellow-workers-For the first time I have a good supply of literature dealing with the principles of revolutionary industrial unionism. The power of any organization is always measured by the intelligence of its membership. Now the most important step in the direction of realizing our hope, is to build up an organization that is revolutionary in its aim, aggressive in its policy and demo eratie in its management. I have a good supply of leaflets written by the best authors on the econmic question, also a few pamphlets that should be read by every workingman. This literature is sold to the Local I'nions at co-operative prices. You can't build an organization with out members. The bestwt Locals that we have in the whole movement had the knowledge before they were organized. Seeds grow best in fields that are pre pared and fertilized, and the best way to prepare for the future harvest is to get a good supply of this literature at once and begin selling it so that the membership will become educated, and then the membership will begin to in crease. Education is the only thing needed among the Southern Workers, and now that we have this supply of literature on hand, each Local Secretary should send in an order for a supply. If you cannot afford a large order,. just send $1.00 and I will select and send you an assorted lot that you can sell and make a profit on, besides your Local will show an increase in membership soon after the sales are made. This litera ture should reach the workers on all the jobs. Any worker will join the organi zation if he can be made to really under stand its purpose, ansd the sale of litera ture will get them to reading which is the only means by which the worker4 can hre educated and organized. Address all orders to, JAY SMITIH, Box 78, Alexandria, La. Coming Dates for A. A. Rice MyStic, La. ............... July 25th. l)eRidder, La. .... July 26th-27th-28th Merryville, La .... July 29th-:30th-31st. Rosepine, La............. Aug. 1st-2l. Ilamons, La. ............... Aug. 3,1. Osburn, La .............. Aug. 4th. l~esville, La............ .ug. 5th-6th. Anaeoco, La....... ....... Aug. 7th. Zwolle, La ............. Aug. 8th-9th. Provenal, La........... Aug. 10th. Flora, La................ Aug. 11th. DIerry, La .............. Au~g. 12th. Quadrate. La. ........... Aug. 13th. TIlE VOICE OF TIlE I'EOILE sold. Subs. taken. 'Press Fund dona tlions received and receipted for. Revolutionary literature offered for sale. Additional dates being hooked at Alexandria by Secretary Jay Smith. Box 78. For terms, address as above. Several August and September dates open. GET BUSY! JOIN THE N._ BIG UNION OF FOREST AND LUMBER WORKERS. Cravens Notes. This is how scabs are treated at Cravens, La., and it is good medicine for such lobsters. In and around -Cravens water melons have gone sky high on the scabs as has all other produce. Small melons, weighing only 10 to 15 pounds, sell in the commissary at $1.10 and up, I am told. The company buys same at 25 cents a piece by the wagon load. A scab or any one else who pays $1.10 for a melon, I say he is too green to burn until he's kiln dried, unless it weighed something like 100 pounds. But, you may talk to a lobster but you can't make him understand English. There is a certain woods foreman who, if you could see him drive in after a few days' absence, you would think the son of the "Prodigal Son" had returned. That is why the slaves have no money the Prodigal Sons get it all. Why don't you lumberjacks make up and get in the Union If there's any thing better than Union, It's more UNION. Unity is all we need. So al who work, come in and join hands with your class. Be men. Be I. W. W's. Don't scab on the union that's going to win and soon. Yours for all true Union men only, J. R. STaOTHEB. Ipswich Strikers Evicted. Ipswich, Mass., July 15, 1913. The mill owners suddenly got busy yesterday morning and began to evict strikers from company houses. All day long the company tools sweated over the Iihousehold goods which they had to carry out into the streets. In one house the strikers left a good fire in the cook stove. The mail lagents had an awful time geting the hot stove out of the house. They burned their hands and cursed while the strikers looked on and laughed. By evening 35 grown people and a dozen little children were in the streets with their poor belongings. Before this moving was finished for the day, the town authorities served notices on the strike. to remove their goods from the street. "The workers only laughed at the order and made it very plain that they would not touch a thing and would hold the town responsible. That evening the evicted strikers laid out their blankets on the street and made ready to sleep on the ground. The town officials came round attempt ing to frighten the workers away, but the strikers refused to scare a bit. Then to prevent the town people from seeing the spectacle, the street lights were turned off. The strikers promptly lit their oil lamps and a whole block of household goods was ilhlminated draw ing atention to the people sleeping on top. The mayor and other officials re turnd and pleaded with the strikers not to humiliate the town by sleeping out, but no one paid the least attention to these fellows. About eleven o'clock in the evening the street lights were turned on again and the strikers put out their lamps to save the fuel for other nights. On Tuesday the authorities did every thing possible to get the strikers to re move the goods in order ,that the town would not have to stand the damages. The strikers were too wise for this and refused to move anything. So a whole block is littered with goods. Stoves have been set up on the street on which the strikers are cooking their nwalIs, eating on the street as best they eran. Fires are kept burning in the sto,.es all dlay. When scabs or any spe cials corne along the usual fuel is sud rlenly '.hanged to rubber and rags. 'Then the authorities kick, the strikers explain that it is the best fuel they can aff,,rd unlner the circumstances. The wind was f'avorable, and sime sc'bs near ly choked while passing. Iast night all the little children slept ,n t,,p of the piles wh.re every one could see them. Some of the citizens came along andl wanted to take the little onos aw;ay and give them shelter. The moth crs refused, stating that if eviction was thelir lot, their chiklren would also learn lv it and be able to profit in the future. All day ljrag curious people from other torwns cane to vi,'v the evi.cted pcople sl.,Iinag ard eating on the street. The authorities are up in the air and do not know what to do. The plan was to evict the strikers and see them haul their goods away and make room for more goods which would be thrown into the street. The refusal to move has put a different phase on the matter. To put more goods in the narrow street means to shut off trafrs The mill owners seem to be stupifla at the solidarity of the strikers who are only laughing over the affair. At the same time the bosses are getting ready to evict all the rest of the striker. Notices have been served already and to-morrow is the day on which the job is to be fin ished. It is a puzzle where the goods will be piled, unless they are carried to another street. The only thing lacking here is funds to carry onthe struggle. The strikers have an abundance of determination and courage, but they need food to carry on the fight. They are willing to eat and sleep in the street or anything else, if funds can lie sent in to feed them. All money should be sent to Ipswich De fense League, Box 282, Ipswich, Mass. IPswich STRIKE COMMITTEn. Bohemian and Slovak Fellow-workers AND ALL OTHERS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE. Our press committee has been busy and is doing fine. Our last meeting was attended by all members and each one reported some progress towards the launching of our new official organ in the Bohemian language. We have al ready succeeded in getting free of cost the type and other printing material. But there will be the exlpnses of moving this material to Solidarity's plant, where the printing will be done, also the eost of paper, postage and advertis ing to be provided for. Now we want to start this paper at once,, but have only $50.00 in the treas ury of press committee which is not suf ficient. As the paper will run on a losing basis until firmly established in the glorious field of discontentment un. der the Star Spangled Flag. We know that neither the General Office or Solidarit y can help out with finances at this time. But we do know that the rank and file can and think that it swon't bIe tooo much to ask each Local to do something and send some money this way. Anything will be accepted from one cent up. Remember that this is the first appeal sent out by us from this city and if the fellow-rebels see the worth of it send in your answer at once. Just as soon ai we get on a good footing financially we will let you knoiw when the first issue of the new fighter is com ing out. In a few dlays the sub blanks will be out and then we will hustle as never before. So all together now, let us pull the wheel of Education. Address all contributions and re quests for rnre information and sub blanks to, STANLEY MATHIAS, Sety. Bohemian Press Committee. 4123: Dakoto St., Cleveland, Ohio. Lynch Law Incited in Seattle by Secretary of Navy Daniels ( ontiu'iie, from l' iTP E 1. thouiih. is tie frit tihlit tlie Yellaw Sc ciuilists al i I Sic;rvat icniusts wcrc. sti1ng. 'Xe hlave tic, ncw's frolll Set tle rtebels. hIc w'cevcr, land withol fllrtiher cointlitclti uliutil sarnle is re~ceivcid. Still a Natltiol's artiy tolrnled into al ncbl," hlv its etcrtllll;lltlitl cffh*liPr is inotlii inlg even for the I 'iitel ITrust.s of A tneri ea Itbe 1w jeroil of nld, ia.,'"The Times I) niic,.erat" iltsinlitt'5, 1lc I. V. W1. ouhl I to Il pllisrc-- be'aluse Secretary Saiiicls iiistco, k "lib,,erty for li:. :,.e," w*. alil.ss. luet that's just like Ius--al ways E'tiliiig 5ttitlm ed litr or p1l iticia I tc" tiiakc" a dlattiphiool 'if hittsclf. All the tiLav;l ofli.ers wvere "dan'dcing' ;aid th. i,,lice. offii,.rs "smnilhiuily" Icc;ked ecll while thle paytriotism nw;. rieting, is thE. report. Nero fiddleI 'while RIomtte was luirnitcz ardl Leoiis tic. Sixteenth also dacrrld. Somihode'?' once said: "You shall tilct press dowtl 'en labor's brow this cro'wn cf I lorls \ .,lii shall tiiot crnuiei.v riarlli kind iupcl a cross of gold.."- I'Up and ecn with the (rimson banner 6f INDUSTRIAL DFMOCRACY! 'PORTLAND BORDERS ON DOMESTIC WAR." Continued from Page 1. Twenty-fie Industrial Woekes and Soeialists are in the county jail charged with making incendiary uspeehes." The above press dispatch appeared in our "+white supremacy" papers of the 20th. We have no news from Port land up to going to press and suppose the rebels are too busy whipping the lawless authorities back within the law to send letters on telegrams, but we don't guess we'll miss it for when we guess that the keepers of the .keys to the boys bathrooms in the Y. M. C. A. are back of this glorious outburst of paytriotism on the part of the flag moboeracy, Lynch law and policemen's clubs are sure a splendid method of inducing peo ple to "love and respect flag." It's great! It hammers the REBELLION into SOLIDARITY. It wakes "the common people" up faster than ever, a million agitators could. On with the propaganda of the NECESSITY for a SOCIAL REVOLUTION, O my mas ters! Late Ball News. The latest news from Ball's front is a lockout of the trackmen due to a "bus" boarding house. All workers are requested to keep away from this mill and woods. An ad vance of wages has been made in some departments, and a two weeks' pay day is the next victory. Remembers "That an injury to one is an injury to all." Organize, Organ.. izc, Organize. l)uplicate of a of a discharge recently' handed a trackman at Ball's front: "7-22-13. Ball, La. "Sweet Home Lbr. Co., Please pay tho tearer 0. C. Chandler in full dis charged on ae,'ount not boarding at Co. House. WM. Caoou, 4 man Steel gang." Yours to win, 7-23-13 J. WILLIA SON. San Francisco M. T. W. Local UInion No. 9 of M. and T. W. held their first meeting on July 17. 1913, with 23 members present. We helected F. W. John I)okve temporary se·retary and iniatiated five new mem hers. The que.stion of e'mploying an organi ze.r came up, but members were against it, lw.lieving. that agitation on the job is more effe,,t ive. We have very few home guards, we are mostly sailors and firemen that go away for months; but as soon as all the men belonging to the mixed Locals along the coast transfer to us we can accom plish more. Ther are quite a few Spanish F. W. among us. There are three transport Locals on this coast now, so you see there are at least some of the slaves waking up. Yours for the revolution, JoHN DOWE, Te'mporary Secretary. Pope's Guards Rebel. A,',',relinr to, press dispatches the .S-wiss .,r,~crk of Ihe. Vatficn rebelled on the 22I iwe't;ett, wheni th'ir "dlemands" were', rcfus"dl. Three of the lea'ders were "'expellhd," it is stated, and others "eft." T hose Ieavite were ae'eor ipe Iti'.l t,, ihe, j,;,tcs byh thetir .orenrr .le' s te tih, tiune , f , l' the' 1arM illaise andi hllts ,,f "\' Viva ;arihbalJdi'" 'lhe VA tti, was ,"mielleh' t te I ail in the' il lia e l ,,,I.e , ice ral so eni'ed its 'laimi fee " te'ttmpeor;el soverire fty." 'I'e Old Ordhr is alreade Aead. IV ',·l'TIrIAL DE S fORArY 18 THE VLYV HIOl'E OF THII I'ACE. LA HUEILiLA (iliNERAL 4 2 0 N *A C S A 4 i l -. . i ,l i -lf T SPANISH OUdIAN of the I. W. W. All except Three Seamen I)ischarge. .thl 'ee ot" -,t1',' , ag at e:0l ,.arrying ,,ek ,,al,! weapons.