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Militants! Shall The Voice Die? If Not, Rush Remittances!
IMMEDIATE DEMANDS: Power THE GOAL: A SIX HOUR DAY. Organization Is Power A FREE RACE. ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR. IN A FREE WORLD. THE VOICE ba PEOPLE "AN INJURY TO ONE IS . AN INJURY TO ALL." k\(II.t Mi. II l..li 1i l.,,Rlt." NEW O()RLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, '1913 "TIRUTH CONQUE'S" NUMBER 42 ..1... . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . • ,i sT 41 \ It Strong Foot, The Great Kickapoo Chief, On the Narpath. Bodine & Co. Expelled. San Pedro, Cal., Oct. 3, 1913. In your issue of September 25th I notice a "Watrning to the seamen on the Atlantic Coast." In connection with this, I would like to say that the Executive Board of the International Seamens' [tniQn of America has re voked tie chartcr granted to lGodine & Co. Now, wihen the A. F. L. does a thing like that'there must certainly be something rotten. The charges were that he split initiation fees with the hoardingmnastrs and stulff like that. Of course, here on the Pacific Coast Andrew. Furn.iethl has them all h ypno tized yet with his seamens' bill before Congress. but there are also a lot of class-consciousi men here that have enough of hini; especially the younger men. The slow hut steady growth of the M. T. W. in Frisco shows this. I was in !Lo. \ngeles a few days ago, the local a :e get t ing along fine, espe cially tl ,e Slinish Local. I remain yours for t le rev, lution. 1 (. I n I ,'\' V , In Con,,ct in with the albve letter we 1,ull- rt. following taken from "The Jour n, nua .I:tarher," .( A. F. . of ()ctober. 1913): %Seamnen Are Anxious. Washinrrton. o('rnress has been so slow in c,ni'idet i ng iisla:tioºn rela tive to alwli- hmg i:,\,luntaryv servi tiude among the sea,'en tlat it is re ported the seamn'n are lt, ,m ingr rest tve and in all prottbiaility will aplpal to the President for r, lief. Iuring the Sixty-second Congress the llouse pased the Sean'ion': 'll and in ti e very last hours of tl at Congress the Senate also passed the hill with nu merous amendments. The final result, however, was that the measure died with the ('ongress. There is now a threatened strike of the seamen and the matter has been presented to Sec retary of h~lir Wilson. and in turn referred to Prisident Wilson. Querry By The Voice: This blamed "bill," a pure and un ('oi|n1ed .on Page 4.) "D. and C. C. Rules" Ruled Out. And this is what our reporter saw: On the 8th he saw a colored "union" foreman on one of the cotton ships hired 5 men. Along comes Mr. Steve (lore and he hires 10 more men. The contract with the shipping interests specifically provides thlat the hiring of men shall be done by the Union. The Union foreman made no protest against this clear violation of the five year contract. Querry: When is a contract not a contract? Answer: When it interferes with In h I:scs' I'ockl tlooks. On the 8th of this month he saw a white "Union" foreman work six men in a hatch when tie rules call for eight. Querry: What is a "Union" fore man ? Answer: One who drives for the Boss all of the time, part of the time, and some of the time. Fullerton "Sucked To Death. I came into Fullerton on payday and I never heard so much howling about shortage in checks, so I asked some if this was the case all the time. They said yes, and had been for some time; that Mr. and others were suck ing so hard that they would kill the husiness dead if the Superintendent could not get them weaned soon, but that he said there was only one chance he knew and that was to splin ter their noses. Men work for $1.50 per day and then claim they are short from $1.00 to $5.00 every Saturday. It makes business WEAK. The first two negroes I met said they were short that evening $5.00 and I saw ,piite a lot who said they were short from that amount down, and, that counts a heap where there a e as l 'onttnued on Page 4.) Ed. Lehman's Ringing Ap. peal For Cline and Rangel. Why let the fourteen Fellow-Work ers of Pearsall, '1 exas, be railroaded? Again the Plunderbund is trying to railroad workingmen to the penitenti ary or the gallows under the old hum bug called law and order and justice. What have they done? They are ac cused of killing a deputy sheriff. What if they did kill him? Do not deputy sherills kill people? Are they ever prosecuted for killing people? What about Del Charlan when he shot Fel low-Worker Smith and killed him, was he prosecuted ? Oh, no, he worked for for the interest of the capitalist class. And then the judges on the bench tell you that the present courts "recog nizes no classes and are courts of jus tice." To hell with such justice! Did the Fellow-Workers at Pearsall com mit any worse crime than the deputy sheriffs commit nearly every day? You know they have not. Why then let the Texas Plunderbund railroad them? If you do, the working class wil have to stand and be branded as moral cowards. You, the working class, freed me and fifty-eight other Fellow-Workers from the gallows in Lake Charles by showing your solidar ity and standing behind us; you, the working class, can save Cline, Rangel and the rest of the Fellow-Workers at Pearsall, Texas, if you show your soli darity. I don't give a dam what the Fellow W'orkers at Pearsall did, for I know they did not commit any worse crime ti-an the capitalist class commits every day. For humanity's sake, do not let the savages of Texas send these Fellow-Workers to prison or to the gallows. If you think it is worth while to save them send your dona tions to Vincent St. John, Gen. Sec. Treas. of the I. W. W, 164 W. Wash :ngton St., Chicago, Ill., or to Jay smith, Box 78, Alexandria, La., and (Continued on Page 4.) Cline, Rangel and Compan ions Being Rushed To Doom. Letters from Pearanll, Texas, and Los Angeles, Cal., say the Heurtaistas are rushing the cases of Cline, Rangel and Companions in order to "try" them before their friends can come to their assistance. The whole "machin ery of justice" is oiled against them and the entire REBEL PRESS must turn its batteries upon these lawless officers of the law in order to drive them from their prey. Here are tle facts in the case as told to THE VOICE by a correspond ent: "THE FACTS OF THIS CASE IS, TIAT THESE DEFENDANTS WERE NOT DOING A THING IN VIOLATION OF THE STATE LAWS, BUT THE SHERIFF WITHOUT WARRANT WENT TO ARREST THEM AND KILLED ONE OF THEM--SHOT HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD, WHEN HE HAD NO ARMS AT ALL, WAS DEFENSE LESS." So that you can see that it is Law rence, Grabow Little Falls and Wheat land over again, only the work of "justice" is moving swifter under Satrap "Whiskey Ring" Colquit than Startling Confessions of Railway Union Chiefs. "lIAMMERkM DOWN" GARREiT SON AND "SAVl1''i VALVE" LkE t'at&O 1.W.. W. CHAIGE THAT OLD LINtE (JMONS Ji. "'WOUK rLi' L'I I' ifE!KSG '' 0 BOSSIS. "It was made plain yesterday by thle representatives of the Eastern trainmen and conductors, whose de mands are being arbitrated in the Manhattan Hotel that whether the ar bitrators grant the demands or not the men will not rest with what they gain by present arbitration. The rank and file of the men, their representatives said, will not be satis fied ,and they did not know when the demanding of higher wages was go ing to stop. It was intimated that the demands on the railroads by their operating forces which have been go ing on for years may be a continuous performance at intervals for some time to come. This came up when A. B. Garretson, one of the representatives of the em ployes, who was on the stand during the greater part of the forenoon and afternoon sessions in rebuttal of some of the statements made by witnesses for the railroads, had nearly finished his testimony. After testifying at some length as to his views of the rel ative wages and conditions of work in the East and South, as compared with the West, he said "the train men and conductors gained something by the settlements of their demands in 1910, but they wanted three times as much as their demands indicated and it took a deal of hammering down by Presi dent Lee of the trainmen and myself to bring the demands down to what the men actually asked. The men it is even under the great "Reform ers" Luther and Hiram. Over the objection of the attor neys for.the defense, the "Court" has sent the rest of the cases from Dimit to LaSalle County for "trial." LaSalle is a small county adjoining Dimmit and both counties are in close "busi ness relations" with each other, it is said; that is to say, the same gang runs both "temples of justice." Rebels of the World, Get Busy I These innocent men are at the mer cy of as merciless a gang of human wolves as ever hunted for human blood, in the hands of that gang known in the South as the "Sheriffs' Ring," or the Rurales of the United States. Act To-day. But send all funds contributed until furtehr notice to Vincent St. John, Gen. Sec. Treas. of the I. W. W., 164 106 W. Washington St., Chicago Ill. DO NOT send them to Almade at Pearsall, Texas, as the Sheriff is reported to be opening the mails of the prisoners and doing as he pleases with its contents. But.......... GET BUSY! want more and more al the time." "Can you not start a wage move ment," asked Elisha Lee, for the rail. roads. "Al I can do is to keep a near fire down," replied Garretson. If the men do not get wages commensurate to their work and the increased cost of living, they will keep on asking until they get what they want." "The rank and file of the men, said Garretson, "are never atisfied. The officers of their organizations have to keep hammering at their demands to keep them down. The only way to keep any one of these men quiet as to demands would be to kill him." He said that the officers of the men could easily arouse them, but their policy was to soothe them. Here W. C. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen took a hand in the discussion and said that the men in the West had been clamoring for another wage movement for some time. Chairman Seth Low, of the Arbi tration Board, then said: "If the men in the West get an other raise of wages will the men in the East not want more in spite of this arbitration ?" 'ntifnlled on Page 4.) 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