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The Voice of the People
(Formerly "The Lumberjack.") Entered as Second-class Matter, July 5, 1913, at the Post Office at New Orleans, La., under the Act of August 24, 1912. PubMished Weekly by National Industrial Union of Forest and Lumber Workers, Southern District. District Headquarters ......... lexmadria, La. Jay Smith ...........-............c tr OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 520 POYDRAS STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA. COVINGTON HALL....._ Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES: UNITED STATES: 52 weeks, $1.00; 26 weeks, 50 cents; 13 weeks, 25 cents. CANADA: 40 weeks, $1.00; 10 weeks, 25 cents FOREIGN: One Year ......._..-..........._.....$1.5s SINGLE COPIES: .....5 ta BUNDLE RATES: To all Locals and Rebels ordering 10 or more copies and paying 10 weeks, or 50 or more copies and paying five weeks, or 200 or more copies and paying bi-weekly or monthly, or 500 or more copies paying weekly, IN ADVANCE, we will make a rate of, in United States, 1 1-2c per copy, in Canada, 2c per copy. Charged accounts 1-2c per copy extra No account carried over 30 days without a remit tance. In lots of 1,000 copies or over, United States, le per copy; in Canada, 1 1-2c. UNITED STATES: 5 copies, 13 weeks_ . $1.00 CANADA, 4 copies, 13 weeka........ ...$1.00 PREPAID SUBCARDS. Send for a supply of Prepaid Six Months Sub cards to THE VOICE. In U. S., FOUR for $1.50; TEN for $3.75. CLUB RATES: IN CLUBS of FOUR or more subscribers we will make THE VOICE 75c a year in U. S.; in Canada. all going to SAME Postofice, $1.00 a year. CASH MUST ACCOMPANY ALL ORDERS. SEND A DIME To THE VOICE for a copy of B. E. Nilssoe's fine pamphlet, , POLITICAL SOCIALISM CAPTURING THE GOVERNMENT." _..Something Every Worker Should Read. "Larroque's House" Cafe and Restaurant MEALS AT ALL HOURS Furnished Rooms 307 N. PETERS STREET NEW ORLEANS, LA. UNDER MARINE TRANSPORT WORKERS' HALL Billington's Lightning Linim ent. BEST as the MARKET for ALL ACHES and PAINS FOR MEN AND STOCK 10c., 25c., 50c. and $1.00 a Bottle Your Merchant or Druggist ought to keep it but, if he doesn't, send your order direct to BILLINGTON'S LINIMENT CO., LTD. 919 ROBERT STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA. Red Cross Drug Store Tenth end Jackson Streetse-Opposite Union Depot PHONE, NUMBER 212 ALEXANDRIA, LA. Complete Stock of Drugs, Medicines, Drug Sundries and Toilet Articles Our Preecription Departmnent is in Charge of Skilled Registered PharmaciLt, and only Highest Grade Materials are Used. Mail Orders Filled Immediately on Receipt safe Delivery by Parcel. Post Guaranteed. No Order Too Small for Our Best Attention and Service. UNITE! UNITE! (Tune: The Red Flag.) By B. E. Nilson. Masters: The hops are ripe! The call goes 'round; They must be picked; must be found, The more that come, the cheaper they Free shipmen to the fields to-day. Slaves: Unite! Unite! For better pay; Unite to bring a brighter day, Demand a wage to buy your bread, Your clothing and a roof o'erhead. Masters: Come, servile tools, whose souls we bought; The slaves a lesson must be taught. We paid your price; now earn your pay; The slaves rebel--and you must slay. Slaves: We asked for bread-you gave us lead. We paid our toll in martyred dead. The slayers in their turn were slain. It is but "life for life" again. Masters: Rebelling slaves! Their fate must be The club, the jail, the third degree, 'Til torture wrings from their lips a lie; For slaves must cringe--or they must die. Slaves: Unite! Unite! For Might is Right. Unite to-day to win the fight. They make the law who have the might. Ye rebel toilers, Unite! Unite! TWO LETTERS. THE VOICE has received these cheering letters from two staunch rebels. The first is from Fel low-worker E. Chapman, Sec. of L U. No. 1, I. W. W., Auckland, N. Z., who writes: "Enclosed please find $2.50 Please continue prompt forwarding of bundles. Paper continues to grow in demand and popularity." The second is from Fellow-worker L. S. Willis of Osborn, La., who writes: "Here comes an old rebel. You will find enclosed one dollar for which you will please continue THE VOICE to me. My subscription is not out yet, but I see the paper needs funds in to keep it in the field, and we rebels MUST keep it on the firing line to educate the slaves. Long live THE VOICE and victory to th Rebels." More than words can say, brothers, we thank you. On with the fight! AND A POSTSCRIPT. To the above letters THE VOICE adds this clos ing papagraph taken from an editorial in "The Unionist" of St. Louis in which that rebel paper describes its struggle for existente. Says "The Unionist:" "If our friends support us as consist ently as our enemies fight us, we will be able to overcome the great obstacles in our pathway and be of great service to the cause of revolutionary unionism. There can be no peace between the INDIRECT ACTIONISTS and the DIRECT ACTIONISTS. Therefore DOWN with the POLITICIANS. Up with the UNIONS. That, too, is where stands THE VOICE. NOTICE TO I. W. W. LOCALS. Some time ago the National Industrial Union of Marine Transport Workers sent out to all I. W. W. Locals a circular, which on account of their loca tion, can get in touch with the Marine Transport Workers. A circular entitled: "An Inquiry into the conditions of the Marine Transport Workers of the United States and Can ada, instituted by the N. I. U. of M. T. W., I. W. W." Up to date a large number of these circulars have not been filled in and sent to our office as ie quested. The material we have obtained through this in quiry proves exceedingly valuable to the I. W. W. propaganda in our industry, but it is imperative that the material should be as complete as possible. For this reason we urge the locals who have not yet responded to do so immediately. We must have the information, especially for use in a pamphlet we are about to issue. Locals take notice and please attend to the mat ter immediately. C. L. FILIGNO, Nat. Sec'y-Treas., M. T. W. 214 West St., New York, N. Y. DITTO DIANTODONIA WANTED. Information regarding the whereabouts of Fel low-worker Ditto Diantodonia, who was impris oned in Salem, Ore., some time in 1910 or 1911. The inquiry, comes, in an indirect way, from his parents in Italy. Please send any information you may have to Secretary of No. 90, I. W. W., 363 Bergen St., Newark, N. J., or to Secretary of No. 92, I. W. W., 309 Davis St., Portland, Oregon. Yours for Industrial Freedom, B. E. NILSSON, Sec'y Portland Locals, I. W. W. HOW SuAM3N ARE ROmD. Robbing their semen is a sport which the ship owners and others have indulged in since time I. memorial. And it is done today, in broad daylight, as much as ever. The British Consulate here in New York is largely maintained by such pilferings. Perhaps there even is a proft left. We have not access to the beooks of the Coagulate, so we canmot give eoet fgures, but sailors say that from 400 to 500 a mn are paid off there every day. Now, those semen are forced to accept a "dis charge" certificate, for hich they are charged 50 cents. For the sake of appearances, masters of English ships demand these certificates, thus keep ing up the illusion of the necessity of the proced ure. Simple as this flimflam game is, it seems to be too much for the average sailor-brain, and he pays this black-mail without protest, and proceeds to the nearest saloon. In a year the Consulate collects from $50,000 to $75,000 in this manner from sail ors. But that is nobody's fault except their own. They should join a union that is good for some thing and put a stop to it. A coarser form of robbery is practiced against foreign seamen, who are practically defenseless, because they cannot speak English. Several such cases have come to our notice of late, and are tak ing up good deal of our time. Some of them we have settled, others not. The method used against these defenseless for eigers consists in taking advantage of them when they for one reason or another want to leaye the ship. They are either given a small part of their wages, just to get rid of them, or they are flim flammed with promises which are not intended to be kept. It is a cheap Jerry sneak game that the officers are playing. And they do not keep the money themselves, as a rule. They are simply car rying out orders. The officers would do better by taking the side of the men and organizing in the same union. Thus they could jointly dictate to the company. Officers are powerful, if united with the men. Officers do not grow on trees. One of the most flagrant cases of this kind of robbery occurred here in New York the other day. A Chilean coalpasser had 22 dollars coming to him for his work on the Steamer Kansas of the American-Hawaiian Co. The Captain, disclaiming all responsibility in the matter, made can appoint ment at the office of the company, advising us to "throw ourselves upon the mercy of the American people." Accompanied by the coalpasser, the Sec retary went to the office with the Chilean fellow orker and asked that the company pay the 22 dol lars due him. The Manager of this wealthy company, bluster ingly called the poor Chilanean boy a "deserter" (which was a conscious lie) and told us to get out Of course, we did not. After some more mercy-that is abuse-the Secretary saw that there was no money in sight and mildly told'the chief that the coalpasser's un ion would take it out of the company's hide. TIen the trembling petty robber struck the Secretary with both hands in the chest. It was more amus ing than dangerous, but the fact remains that these shipowner's answer with violence when they are caught in their dirty game. When they have struck the Secretary, they have struck every member of the union and should be treated accordingly. Otherwise the Secretary could not remain at his post. There is no recourse at law. Poorly organized as we are we have no way of stopping these robberies and getting moral com pensation for such indignities except by Sabotag ing the company in question, as well as other com panies who will not do the right thing by us. That will put "the fear of God" in them. Of course, if we were well organized we would only have to command in order to be obeyed. Therefore, strengthen the organization. And on with the guerilla! At least that is the opinion of JOHN SANDGREN. HELFIREANDAMNATION. "Card of Thanks to the Wmin. Cady Lumber Co., McNary, La. Sirs:-We, the colored employees, hereby desire to express our genuine and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to you for giving of Christmas presents to our children on last Wednesday morning. We wish you could know just how much happiness and joy you brought to their hearts by reason of your unselfish and magnificent generosity. It was in deed the true and exalted spirit of charity and "good will" as well as an exemplification of the fundamental principles of Christianity. "As much as you did it unto the least of my little ones, you did it unto me." We wish your company unprece dented prosperity in the year 1914. We shall, by honest labor and toil, help to bring about that prosperity. Signed: Will Parks, H. L. Bascom, Amos Lewis, H. Thompson, P. J. Leblue, C. C. Raymond, Com mittee." The above is from the Alexandria, La., "Town Talk." Can you beat it? If not see "The Timber Worker's" account of how the Shingle Weaver's Union is allowed to stick a broom up on the mill where the crew breaks the shingle producing rec ord, that s how Umlnes nm (T) Ma at w dL i ry pm esewr. O 0m.p1r 0 " Mes O heo t Iot as wry. Our rhW wbe(at I I Nary, M QI4 be thy au e, thy kifdm me with a sea am, sgive us this day our dart ee mr7 ot, and skin us to the limit, for very we we iabs. Amen." "Derw Jack Imber," rYea a jamt "MIGHT 18 T." Have you read that gnat book oIGiT I RIGHT" by Ragnar Redbead? You not agree with al he speaks, but, he wll make THINK -think outride the beaten You w,., probably gag at this: "He fed the hungry"-but to what end, I say? Why should a fUm m d titude be fed by a god? And that, toe, Is a lend said to be fowing with milk and mosey! Weuld not such a mob be far better deadt Would net Napoleon with his cosmic "whiff of rpea4bet" be just the right man fe such an vuseuast? PTrm the harmonious nature of things, it is clear that men were intended to leed themlseves by their own personal exertions or perish like dogs.i . therefore who "feeds the hungry" Is re , y e couraging poltroomry (whikh ineldeth all ether crimes) FOR MEN WHO QUIETLY STARVB WITHIN REACH OF ABOUNDING PIZLET ARE-ALL POLTROONS. * * * * Th waste their lives pursuing shadows; and for bhlm build their own tombs. Their minds are below freezing point, nay below zerol Crippled souls ae they. Courage, I say Courage that! goes ts way ALONE, as undauntedly as when it marches to "victory or death" amid the menacing stride of armed and bannered legions. Coumlge, that never falters-never retreats! That is the kind of cour age the world lacks to-day. * * * * * That is the kind of courage that has never turned a master's mill. That is the kind of courage that never will turn it. That is the kind of courage that will DIE, rather than turn it." If you want to read this tremendous Epic of the Strong, send us a DOLLAR and we will send you a copy of "MIGHT IS RIGHT" and THE VOICE for 30 weeks; or we will send you the book alone for FIFTY CENTS Address THE VOICE, 520 Pbyd ras Street, New Orleans, La. "THOUGHTS OF A FOOL." This is another great book I bet YOU have not read. Saith the Fool: "There were swords an bludgeons. Caps and gowns and !books. Reorm era, Social Settlements. Successful Business Mam, Christian Scientists, and prostitutes. Virtuaus women (no woman, virtuous or otherwise, ort to read this book) corsets, clubs, law and order, Bl !les, and crucifixes. And all these made up the monster, Prejudice. I realized that I was now alone. I heard as from a thousand raucous throats a great cry, addressed, I knew, to me: 'Thou fool: thou art ostracized.' " Laugh with this wise Fool at all the sacred things of Bourgeoisdom. Send us ONE DOLLAR and we will send you a copy of the book and THE VOICE for 20 weeks. You will never regret it, neither will your girl if' you make her a present of a copy. Says an editor: "When after a recent dusty spell, we left the "n" out of windows, and stated that all the widows on Main Street needed wash ing, we had our own troubles in our town." HELP GUST LARSON. Fellow-workers: We desire to call the attention of the membership at large to the condition of Fel low-worker Gust Larson. This fellow-worker has taken a very active part in building up the organi zation in Western Canada. He has given all he had for the cause of Freedom in time, strength and money. Now he is broken down and dying in the last stages of consumption. He spent his last remaining energies in trying to start a local at Ft. George, B. C. The local was a failure and Larson is now at Fort George, spend ing his few remaining days in abject poverty, among strangers. He is unable to leave Ft. George as the railroad is not within fifty miles of there, and in his weak state he could never walk that dis tance. Larson has never received any help outside of this local. We have done what we could for him but our financial condition is such that we are un able to give him thle care and attention which would make his last days at least bearable. We cannot allow him to remain in his present condi tion; he must be taken out of Ft. George and brought to some place where he can at least end his days like a human being. In order to do this we are compelled to call upon the assistance of all other locals. There is no man in the organization who is more deserving of support than Fellow-worker Larson. He was always to be found doing his part among the active rebels on the firing lijie. Now that he is about to fall f om the ranks we must not desert him. Send all contributions to James Rowan, Sec. Local 339, 47 Frazer Ave., Edmonton, Alta, Can. James Rowan, Albert B. Prashner, Press Com mittee, Local 339.