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LONG LIVE THE GENERAL STRIKEI
An Injury To One Organization * Is Power An Injury To All HE VOICE of PEOPLE [OWNED BY THE LUMBERJACKS] VOLUMe II 'MIGHT IS RIGHT" NEW DRLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEBMER 6, 1913 "TRUTH CONQUERS" NUMB / Imprisoned Labor Lifting The Last Stone Barring The Way To Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness. We Face a Crisis THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS ARE WITH US ONCE AGAIN. LEGERE'S, BOCCHINNI'S AND BOYD'S SEN TEN(ES MUST BE QUASHED. Haywood and His Companions MUST not be Al lowed to go to Trial on Trumped-up ('harges Without a Bitter Fight. (line, Rangel and their Fellow Victims MUST be Saved f rom the Huertaistas of Texas. Wheatland's Victims MUST be Defended to the Last Ditch. The Power of the INDUSTRIAL DESPOTISM to Imprison and Murder the Soldiers of Liberty MUST be Challenged by the INI)USTRIAL DEM OCRACY. In every one of these Cases the ('apital ist ( lass has thrown down the Gauntlet to the en tire WO(RKING ('LASS and Challenged it to battle. WE MUST "FIGHT OR QUIT!" THEREFORE: Send your contributions to the DEFENSE FUND to VINCENT ST. JOHN, Gen eral Secretary-Treasurer of the I. W. W., 161 Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois: Your PRO TESTS to the Governors of New York, Massachu setts, New Jersey, Texas, California, and to the President of the UNITED STATES, if you want to waste time appealing to hearts of stone, and send your SYMPATHY TO HELL. t f DEMAND, too, the freedom of the IRON WORK ERS-of ALL LABOR'S sons imprisoned for resisting SLAVERY. SONS OF TOIL, ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE! TURN THE SAB CATS LOOSE!!!! AND ON WITH THE PROPAGANDA OF THE WORLD-WIDE GENERAL STRIKE!!!!! Free Vancouver Miners! To all Organized Labor: Fellow-Workers : We, the workers are face to face with a situa tion in Canada which demands the immediate ac tion of all organized wage-workers, irrespective of their affiliation, craft or label. The conditions of the striking coal miners of Vancouver Island and the lengths to which our masters are going in their efforts to suppress them, has reached such a stage that we hereby call on the whole of organized labor to take such action as will force the release of those awaiting sentence and those already sentenced, and we here by notify the rest of organized labor that the I. W. W lotai, throughout Canada are already prep ired to co-,pe';,te with them in any way which will ef fect the I hlotse of these victims of capitalist op I re~ssion, and we hereby call on the rest of organ izeo, labor to either take such steps or forever lay do'wn at the feet of the masters. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? PRESS COMMITTEE. Industrial Workers of the World, L. U. 322, 34 Cordova St. West, Vancouver, B. C., Oct. 24. Southern District Demands Wage Scale for l[gger and Saw Mill Workers. Jae the Omf ig Ui.s. Iaitaiatieo Fee, $1.00; Dues 50c Per Meth. Natismal Industrial Uaim of Forest and Lumber Workers, Seouthern District. Demands: We demand an eight-hour day. We demand that eight hours be the working day from calling out in the morning until return at night. We demand abolition of discount system. We demand that all men shall be hired from Un ion Hall. We demand that $2.50 per day, or $50.00 per month and board, shall be the minimum wage for all employes in the logging or railroad camps. We demand 75 cents per thousand, or $4.00 per day per man, 11,000 feet to constitute a day's work, for log cutting, stumps 36 inches high. We demand a 50 per cent. increase in the pay of Tie Makers, Stave Mill, Turpentine, Rosin and all other workers in the Lumber Industry and its by product industries. We demand that overtime and Sunday work shall b2 paid for at the rate of time and a half. We demand that all delegates or organizers shall be allowed to visit camps ahd milhs. We demand that injured workmen be given im mediate attention. We demand that the hospital fee be paid to the Union and that the Union shall take care of all the sick and injured through this fund, or that the men be allowed to elect the doctor and have a voice in the management of the hospital and insurance fund. We demand that all settlements for injuries shall be conducted in the presence of a committee from the Union. We demand that pure, wholesome food be served at company boarding houses. Cooks and other employes shall not be allowed to work on a percentage basis. There shall be one waiter or waitres for every 30 men at the table. We demand that maximum price of $5.00 per . week for board shall prevail. We demand that the double deck bunks be taken out of all the bunk houses and that beds with springs and mattress be installed in their places. We demand that dry rooms and bath rooms be installed in each camp. We demand that the pig pens be kept 300 feet away from the cook houses or bunk houses, and E that up-todate sanitary systems be immediately established in all lumber towns and camps. GET BUSY! All local Secretaries, get busy at once. Show the demands to all UNION and NON-UNION workers in the Lumber Industry. Talk the PHILOSOPHY and the POWER of the ONE BIG UNION OF FOREST AND LUMBER WORKERS. Get to work at once on the job where you work. Organize the unorganized and begin agitating on the EIGHT HOUR WORK DAY and the above WAGE o SCALE. The question is a GENERAL QUES TION: NO LOCAL STRIKE WANTED. HOW TO ORGANIZE. *r Twenty members joining at any given place can Sget charter and supplies for a Local Union. You v who read this where there is no Local Union h where you are working, be the FIRST to begin g agitating among the workers and get twenty or more wage workers to make application for char . ter and supplies for a Local Union. d Begin Organizing NOW and make a report each month of members in good standing at each Local and the vote of all UNION and NON-UNION workers, white and colored, native born or foreign y in favor of these demands, and a GENERAL STRIKE to enforce them. DOWN WITH PEON ? AGE! For further and full particulars, address: 4 JAY SMITH, Secretary, . Box 78, Alexandria, La. The Voice Maintenance Fund Ott"ber D a... DeRidder, La., Rebels .................. ........ $ 7.50 C. L Filigno ........... .................... . ... 8. 50 John D orve ........................................................................ Phin. Eastman - 1. J.. J P ........................ ......... ........................0... . . . .. o 01. L U . 1...................................... ............................................... . 00 E . K . ................................... ................................... ....... ...... 1.00 4 . B a r ................................................. .. ..... ....................... 1.0 0 Total ............... .............. ......... 7.50 THE VOICE thanks his Fellow Rebels for the. above aid which was badly needed and is greatly appreciated. There are three courses open to the paper in or der to keep it going through the dull months, vi." First, the Organizations and individuals owing the; paper for bundle orders to pay ua at once the full amount due by them and to thereafter pay, promptly at least Bi-weekly; or, Second, to cut the' paper to about one-half its present size; or, Third, to get more advertising, and we are eopposed to advertising in THE VOICE; or still a Fourth -ourse might be followed, but it takes ACTIVE co-. operation all along the line, and that course is to immediately start a campaign to secure INDIVID UAL SUBSCRIBERS, who can be gotten far more easily than you think; often all you have to do to get a sub is to ask the fellow-worker working right along side of you for it and the deed is done, but HE won't know YOU want it until you ask for it. Suppose you try it on him to-dqy Aga, THREE prepaid six months sub cards will coit you only $1.10 and you can sell them for $1.50. Why not order three and try it? Or, if this wont do, why not five fellow-workers on a job chip in $1.00 and take a bnndle of five copies for 13 weeks? That vouldn't break any of you Woodsmen, would it? Lastly and generally, PLEASE, Rebels, send us short NEWS articles of the happenings in your territory. Remember, we have no wireless service and the only way we can print the labor news is for you to send it in, but please mark all articles sent to THE VOICE, WOODEN SHOE and SOLI DARITY, other than for Defense purposes, "dupli cate," as readers object to seeing the same articles in all three papers. Remember also that you get THE VOICE and SOLIDARITY, or WOODEN SHOE, for only $1.50 a year, or all three papers for only $2.25 a year, which is the greatest bar gain ever offered since Adam sold Paradise for an apple. At all times and everywhere, BOOST the I. W. W. press ahead of all other papers, which sug gestion we request the "Effete East" to especially note and act on. And, please note Bill Cook's' ad vice that US editors aint begging U for a damn thing; also his payment notice in Wooden Shoe. Bill's got more gall than "ME unt god" combined. At the fare-U-well please remember that these lastly remarks are only general and are not intend ed for U, for U are doing your duty; they are all meant for the "other fellow." AND, PLEASE SEND US THE NEWS, especially the news of the LUMBER and MARINE TRANSPORT INDUS TRIES. Yours in the fight for the World for the work ers. COVINGTON HALL. CLUBBING LIST. THE VOICE, AND SOLIDARITY One Year $1.50 WOODEN SHOE One Year 1.50 I. S. REVIEW One Year 1.50 THE REBEL, . .40 Weeks 1.00 LOST CREDENTIALS. Notice to Secretaries and members of the I. W. W.: Chas. Clinton lost between K. C. Mo. and Pratt, Kan., a wallet containing Organizer's Cre dentials issued by Local No. 65. De, credentials, unused part of ticket Bisbee to Chicago and return and other personal papers. Any I. W. W. member finding these will take them up and notify Secre tary No. 65, Box 203, Bisbee, Ariz., as they might be used to the detriment of the organization. CHAS. CLINTON.