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Labor Day Come
l:y J. T1'. Il )oran.
labor I )ay, that one day in the year
when labor is suippIosed to show its
thou+andrls urerstalnd the signiicance
of the day.
The average slave looks backward
to Labor I);Iy as a date iuioni which
.11in "ic S-;lughard bIested Tommy
I'vrIncadi is twenty rurlnds of fierce
fightlingt, or else the day upon which
the. Knights of the (;igglie ( ;ingle held
their annual outing at Moonstone
Il;e ((h. . Ieciollctions of the day em
I irace, I'icnic's, lF'igh ts, 'Tournamenfts,
('cteiits of one kind and another,
brawls, a dr(lnk, and anything and ev
e(ryth ing iut what Ialxr I)ay was in
stiteltd for. T'Ill E I'I;IMAlRY PIIlI
I'(~ IS: IN IaESI.VIN(; A lTr I)AY
I"(I: IA:l()I: WAS TO() IMPIIRESS
LI'ON A FORGETFU'L WORLD ( THI'E
I"'A(CT 'rlIAT TIll," WIIOLE WORLD
AS IT STANI)S TO'I'(-I)AY IS I)l
I'Il:,NINI'T I'I'ON LAI(OI FOIR ITS
SI 'STINAN('. IIalor is the most
impo, rt ant thing on this earth be
tc'ise it is ais a result of labor that, the
tiecssities of life are lirocured for a
e(,iy ri:inkind. (On that, particular
Iiv( laborh is suiiiiosed to impress so
ciet y with its dignity and importance
antI to( show to tihe world at large the
i, wer of tlihe worke'rs.
The A. F. of I,. in Los Angeles, Cal.
togethelir with soni( Socialists had a
grand time. ()ni the day lpreceeding
.Labior DIay, a Sundlay in the C(hurches
of thils city the clergy olferld ilup pray
ers for the bIenefit of Ithe working
class. 'Tlhink of it! 'ITh producers
of the wealth of the count ry pernit
tilng the followers of that system of
supierstition ald fear mumbling
their chants in the interests of a class
that are enslaved as a result of the
ignorance and fear that has Ienl
iropagated for centuries ,by these fa
natics. The greatest curse with
which mankind has been inllicted, the
thing that promotes a condlition of
slavery for the toiler and a position
of master for those who rob the pro
ducer of the wealth of t he world, of
the fruits of his toil! Then talk of the
(dignity of lalbor rot- hunk- and
then more bunk.
Iabolr I )ay as now set aside by capi
talists is not a day on which labor is
glorified Ibut a day on which organized
labor is offered upt on tlihe altar of ridi
cule, pu blicly praised and surreptious
ly scollfed at. It is nothing more nor
less than i a day set aside by the capi
talists, not by Jula r, and labor is sup
jpose'd to disport itself on that day in
accordance with the wishes of the
capitalists. In niany instances the or
ganized mants, to say nothiing of the
unorganized, is denied the freedom of
even this day because they would be
unable to run the things which are
conceede(I to lhe necessary to the daily
ixistence of society. This rtearns of
citurse the water systems, light and
piower plants, railroads, means of tel
eitl ionici anid telegralliic communica
t in. in fact I'Very thinig that labor has
n;lything t do l with, dmll that is about
''veryt hing l hat is necessary on earth
or sea. It) Y)I" Si IP( )SE A IA
Itsal I)AY ()N ~Wll' il IEVEY MAN
V()MAN ANI) ('lUltl) THAT
\OlKE. THl'lltel.W IM)W)\N ThleIIR
"i),1') 1 .\Ni) (I'1lT )L l) F )oR
I'\VtENTY- I'( It 1 II(iIs (ol'l)
IL\I)al AN' ITS PI()WI.I? Sup
ilose lnow that not only were this to be
'culiar Ito te I nited States Iut that
it '.ais tii take lhlice on a certain date
all over the worldh! t'Can you see any
need for t he "sky screaching gentry"
to lPl .-\ Y for ial or unher these con
Thirty-three years ago the organ
izi.ed labor of this country took a dose
of reacti n, ahliiini.steredl by the
Amierican Seliaration of Labor and
since theni the whole labor movement
has been in a cataleptic state. The
only progressive organization in the
labor movement is represented by the
I. W. W. and as such is being consist
entllv f ,right by, not only the capital
istic institutions, the press included,
but Iby that same element of the A. F.
of L. that has for years been preach
ing the mutual interests of those who
w~rk and juroduce wealth and those
who Iii) no work but wkho legally rob
the workers of the fruits of their toil.
The I. W. W. and all international
revolutionary bodies have decided on
an iiternational Labor Day that will
meant something to the wage workers
of the world. MAY FIRST of each
year is to be a day on which labor will
bring to the attention of the world the
fact that society is absolutely depend
ent on it for its continued existence.
A LaoI r I )ay set aside by LABOR, not
('A I TAIJISTS, and a day not of jags,
parties, Iicnics, races and fights, but
one on which ALL, who work will
cease their toil, thus proving their
I' )WI:IRto take from capitalist socie
ty that which belongs to labor. Such
a Labor D)ay will not I' al day of friv
olities, but one on which a severe les
son is to be taught, and will be as a
test weapon before the final battle be
tween labor and capital. EVERY
worker in the worll to stop, sit idle
but alert, and not with a lbxre befod
illed brain. TIIl INTEIRNATIONA I
IA IOI IDAY, SOLIII)AllITY, CLASS
CO'()NS(IOUSNESS ,TIllE I. W. W.,
MINERS OF "MON" VAIIEY VIC'
,ourg ( 'oal I'o., l'ricedale, Pa.) went on
strike to have tl i>" rule enforced. The -i
dlistrict onion officials were notified,
one of theor, .Iohn ()'IA'ary, of ltosck',
I'a., came. The first thling he did, as
they always do, was to tell the miners
they imust not strike, it being against
the agreement to do so, even if I'itts
Iburg i'oal did break it, which they are
doing yet. With this official in the
hall, tie miners voted for a strike. Af
ter it was decided to strike, this same
offllicial Igged and prayed for the
men not to strike, to rescind it, but to
Inion Officials Oppose Men.
'lWhen asked if he would come back
next day, hle said it was no use, lhe
hiaving, done all he or any other offcial
could, that is advised the men to go
back pending an investigation, (their
long suit is investigations, notwith
standing their knowledge of condi
t ions, they having been notified time
;ild again.) Iut he saw the men were
determined, so lie came back, also the
llinogarian-Slavishi interpreter, (;eo.
;ussi, who also advised the men to go
Iback to work until the olfcials could
straighten things up).
We cou,ld mention several instances
of iiiiers st riking without notifying
the tuniou offllicials, ibut as soon ;s they,
the officials, found out about it they
'sitni had a reflresentative on hand to
try and start ti e mine up without
coiisiideriing the miners deman(ls,
claiming it was against the agreement
to do so, whIich it was. In most cases,
however, the miners were justified in
the action they took.
''The mine committee with sub-dis
trict P'resident John O'Leary, who
said he could do nothing for the
miners while they were on strike went
to see tl.e suoierintendlent (Thos.
I;astiii) who Ipromised he would do all
in his jIower to give the two loaders
two place's according to the agree
menrt, but which is little changed, if
any at the present time. The miners
are naturally sore upon the U. M. W.
of A. officials for seeming neglect of
lduty. 'The same olfricials also refuse
ti, let the miiners do anything ,n their
(,iwn ,1HkI, that is indlependent of them
no matter how much they are justified
in dloing so.
If they do so, they are threatened
\with noi-sulplort by the district offi
cials or with the revokement of their
I lowever there is one good sign and
that is the awakening of the miners
to the f.ct of solidarity, both indus
trial aid politically.-"JISTICE."
Thus saith TIIE V()I('IF:: O You bor
ers from within!" Yea! Verily!
l101I':, DAMN YOUP, 'OPE! Put on
more steam, or to hell with you!
W. E. Upshaw Killed.
Friends and relatives of Fellow
Worker W. E. Upshaw will be grieved
to hear that he was killed hy lightning
at (Quinan, Texas, on Sept. 9th. He
w as buried at Quinlan and his family
is requested to write Mr. V. E. Smith
of Quinlan as to what dlisposition to
make ,f his belongings, which Secre
tary Jay Smith has asked him to hold
until further notice.
HOP KINGS' VICTIMS.
(Continued From Page 1).
deputies and workers wounded, oc
curred within ten minutes after the
camp delegate from local 71 had ar
rived at the hop yards. The reason
of the murderous attack of the depu
ties upon men, women and children
was to prevent them organizing in the
i. W. W. Now these ten are held on
a charge which will be murder. The
D istrict Attorney admits that he has
no evidence against some of the men
exposed to syphilis and consequent
misery and insanity, but he .holds
them because the I. W. W. has not yet
been given the funds necessary to
make a strong fight. For instance
the man now held as secretary of the
striker's meetings in the hop fields
cannot read or write, but he has been
kept for thirty-three days now in ab
solute danlger of his life and reason.
IAxcal 71 has already engaged Aus
tin Lewis and his partner, It. M..
Royce. Lewis is the author of the
"Proletarian and the Petty oBur
geois." This local has instructed him
an•d the men in jail have agreed to this
order, that the lawyers shall make no
apology or excuse for their right to
organize. When the trials come on
we intend to put it to the court that'
these meetings will be held on every
job possible and that if lawless depu
ties get hurt that is their look out.
Although we are compelled to go into
the courts for the defense of these
men it is expected that the I. W. W.
will be proud of the men engaged.
IAwis and Royce both believe in the
Revolution. Lewis would be an I. W.
W. if he were not a lawyer. He left
the Socialist Party shortly after the
organization of the fighting bunch and
has spoken for us wherever possible.
Royce is a red Socialist, who still hold
his card because he thinks the work
ers in the Socialist Party may soon
gain control of that organization and
he wants to be on hand to help turn
the Socialist ship over to proletarian
officers. No rebel will be ashamed
of the fight made to defend the hop
pickers. It will be a straight out bat
tle of the workers. Help us with
funds. We have only appealed to the
1. W. W. as yet and expect to get
enough to run this fight without going
outside the organization, but if any
IReds see this article and want to come
through they may be assured that the
funds will be appreciated and are
greatly needed. Send all moneys to
Andy Barber, Secretary Local 71, I.
W. W., 1119 3rd street, Sacramento,
i:verything is getting quieted down
at Merryville; everything working
nicely since they got Dick (;off off of
! r;c shipping clerk and one of the
sIcab niggers got in a dispute yester
.ilay and the nigger ran the clerk to
h is home, so the Boss got his gun and
shot the nigger. Think the nigger
dlied la. t night. "Judge" Mason was
holding kangaroo court yesterday. Of
course, the Boss was "justified" in
sl:ooting the nigger. The Company
has plenty of scabs to kill.
Mr. (;ilbert Henigan, the Ex-Organ
izer and Ex-(;. C. L., has decided that
his business at Merryville is not what
he expected it to be and he is moving
to Old Fields, a place on Sabine River,
near Starks, La. Everybody in that
part of the country knows him and
the stand he has taken against the
I'nion. I am SURE the people in that
section of the country will give him
PLE'IINTY OF TRADE.
Jim Estes says "to hell with the
old nesters," just give him niggers
and he will build up a town that suits
HIM. And, Dr. Knight, by the looks
of the crowd at the pay window last
night, his wishes have been fulfilled
all any man could wish.
With best wishes to THE VOICE,
I am, yours to win,
JAY SMITH WILL SPEAK AT DE
QUINCY, La., SUNDAY, SEPT. 21st.,
1913, ON THE SUBJECT OF INDUS
TRIAL UNIONISM. EVERYBODY
"It Is To Laf "
The following juicy gem of in or
sub-conscious humor is from the edi
torial columns of "The Timber Work
er," official organ of the I. U. S. etc.,
"That there is a growing feeling of
revolt among the men in the I. W. W.
who have long been tyrannized over
by the sacred few is coming more and
more to the fore. The "inner circle"
canot long endure, now that the mem
bers have come to realize what labor
autocracy really stands for. There
is a vast difference between industrial
unionism than the present idea of in
dustrial unionism that an investigator
might gather from the mouthpieces
of the I. W. W.
)emocracy is in the air. None are
so great that they must be depended
upon to act the Moses for the labor
movement. The organization we are
now building represents the proper
ideas in both industrial organization
and in the democratic rule of the
membership. An organization of la
nbor that gets its power from above,
like the Oriental governments, is
hound to decay and disappear. It is
right that it should. Democracy
should be encouraged; so far as it is
possible, our own organization should
be advanced along that line. To have
an enduring movement, the power
must come from the rank and file.
But there is something else needed.
There are too many plans put forward
on how to organize the working class
and too little attention given to the
work of organization itself. Conver
sation artists and- spittoon philoso
phers may serve a purpose in the
great scheme of things, but just what
it is has not yet come to our attention.
Get the men organized and they may
be depended on to work out their sal
vation in a way that will ere long
cause plutocracy to tremble.
We are on the right road."
NOW, "WOUIDN'T THAT JAR
Also we are constrained to remark:
"IDemocracy, 0 Democracy, what
crimes have been committed in thy
name!" Again we would suggest
that ONE purpose served by the spit
toon philosophers" is to act as a
thorn in sides of the heirarchy of the
American labor Movement.
i)emocracy within the A. F. of L.!
Shades of Mahomet, will miracles
But, "WE ARE ON THE RIGHT
IROA D," alright, old hoss. WE, US,
THIE I. W. W. That's why YOU are
WE don't know who is worse
scared of the National Industrial Un
ion of Forrest and Lumber Workers,
YOU or the Western and Southern
Lumber Operators Associations.
Yes, sonny, "Democracy is in the
air"-lookout that it don't swat YOU
in the solar plexus!
The Masters' Skunk.
By C. Tabor.
(Dedicated to the United G(;unmen of
A brute, a wretch, a cruel cur,
A fiend for blood,---naught else car
The demoned sense to maim, and slay,
And slash,-the Masters' bloody play.
A cringling, vulgar uncouth slave,
A werewolf from the Masters' cave;
A gulping, thirsting fiend of lust,
In murder is his only trust.
A brutish braggart of the clan
1 hat decimates the best in man.
A gun his verse-an oath his song
This "hero' 'of the silk-clad throng.
A joweled-jawed beast that stalks to
To hurt and pain, his highest will
A monster with what beasts are
A soul of mud, a crawling coward.
Behold the dastard, putrid pink,
An atavistic malbred gink
Only to murder full awake
Behold the skunk, the human snake'
TIlE V~OlcE OF TIlE PEOPLE"
Silt Lake Rebels
Just la we were going to press we
receive a -letter from Fellow-Worker
Sam S1arlitt, Secretary L. U. 69, en
closing usi a copy of attorney W. S.
Daltonj great speech on free speech
made ' defense of Fellow-Worker
Morga ad his associates who are
now o trial at Salt Lake City, Utah,
for a ci 'm committed by Axel Steele
and his band of Copper Trust Hellions.
It is the I. W. W. against the Trust
and its lackey the State, and every
true rebel will back Morgan and the
fighters in Mormondom to the limit of
their power and then some more. UP
AND AT 'EM, REDS!
Send all funds for the defense to
L. U. 69, I. W. W., 118 W. S. Temple
street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
A Nightmare's Nest.
By Voc The Barbarian.
(Dedicated to the American Resolu
tionary Labor Movement.)
"Race me a race," the race horse said;
"Hop me a hop" said the hopper
"You're juney and bugs," said the
And, "You talk like an ass," said the
"Quick! flip me a flop," said the flea;
"No! shoo me a shoofly," said the fly;
"Cease! cease!" said the worm, "ere I
"Ay!"'the goggle-eye said, "in my
"Indite me a bull," said the bull;
"Wail me a waul," said the cata-wall;
"0 rats !" said the rat, "you are bats !"
"Nay, rattled!" said the bat, "that is
Yea! Yea! 'tis the truth that I tell,
They were foozled and fumbled and
And all th they said, as I say,
It was bu nbled and jumbled and
TOOLS ON STRIkE.
(('oltinuedl FrAn111 Page 1).
Dl)ES, MAIMS AND CRIPPLES over
ONE MILLION WORKERS each year
and does it LE;ALLY on the indus
trial field. With a million workers
rendered non-productive, the number
of I)EI'ENDANTS that are forced in
to starvation is much greater.
We say that when economic neces
sity compels us to go on strike, we not
only are justified in putting the ma
chine in such shape that the scab can
not operate it, but that we are in I)U
TY BOUND TO RENDER THlE MA
CHINE NON-PRODU() CTIE AS LONG
AS WE A RE IDLE. Destroy that
which keeps your enemy in business
and you have destroyed that which is
reslJmn.ible for your slavery. PRO()F
IT.-"The Wooden Shoe."
li. endl being the accumulation of
profit, hie and hiis law, moral and ethic,
Los Angeles L,ocatls have a limited
numiber of the San Pedro Song Books,
written by J. lHill. The imok is dou
ble the :!Lre of the old one. Order now,
as the pirinter will not hold our tylpe
long unrless orders come in rapidly. All
Irofits will go to Spanish papier.
Siigle copies, 10c each.
1"0) copi,-, 5c each.
riG) copies, 4c each.
I1000 copies, 3 1-2c each.
Address W. B. Cook, lox 265, Stag
tion -('., Ins Angeles, Cali.
We wish to call youa attention
again to the above song books. We
[:ave 8)000 on hand. This will ex
haust the edition. If you wish to se
cure a number of the books you had
best place your order at once. Several
locIals have repeated their order. The
sale of these 81,,0 song books will en
able us to make the initial payment on
a cylinder press for La Huelga (;ener
al. We have the offer of one at a
cl~ figure. Sen, in your orders so
that we will have the money to do
Yours in the fight,
W. B. COOK,
Sec'y L. A. Locals.