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DEATH TO CARPETBAG-SCALAWAG RULE IN DIXIE!
WATCHn YOUR XPIRATIOr This is N um ber 5 4 O rganization * Is Pow er IF ~. awf HE I N. 3. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914O P L E Vi.. . 3. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914 MIGHT IS RIGHT River Front Sharks. DOCK AND COTITON COUNCIL DEAD AS HECTOR'S I1UP OR BODINE'S. UNION OF SAILORS AND FIREMEN. This is what the reporter of THE VOICE heard: That Stevedores on the front are engaged in the loan-shark business. Mr. Korny, it is said, does a large share of this business. Another man whose name the reporter of THE VOICE has not at hand at this time, but who does business thru a negro by the name of Jimmie Mead, is also engaged in this nefarious bus iness. YOUR reporter understands that men who make a practice of being in debt to practically the full extent of their possible earnings are always hired first by the Stevedores. These blood-suckers charge 25 cents on the dol lar and at the first pay day, even if the amount has been owed only one day, it must be paid. When it is taken into consideration that the men borr..w and re-borrow the same money, sometimes as much as four and five times a month, you can imagine the profits that are made. The men that borrow, and it is getting to be the first requisite in getting work on the levee front, it is said, are "voluntarily" accepting, from their already re duced wages, a cut of twenty-five per cent in wages on top of this 100 per cent banking. The officials of the D. and C. C. are not making any ef fort to stop this practice, and considering the huge profit made out of this horrible business, it certainly looks queer. Who said we don't need the I. W. W. on the river front? Quit buying jobs; quit paying five per cent of your earnings into a "Union" that is of no pro tection to you. Form a branch of the Marine Traýnsport Workers of the Industrial Workers of the World, and put the eight-hour day on the front, then there will be jobs for all, and you won't have to buy a job from some Stevedore. The Stevedores and Longshoremen's Benevolent Society is certainly some society for the Steve dores. Where do the Longshoremen get off? Oh! they exist for the purpose of paying five per cent of their earnings into a worthless organization that functions exceedingly well in providing a good liv ing to its of 'iers. Take up t-e question of thorough organization on the front .TO-I)AY. I)o not let any so-called leaders block your ef. forts. Get in touch with Frank Albers, National Organizer of the Marine Transport Workers and he will be only too glad to explain anything that is not clear to you. We do not want your insurance funds, and the dues in the 1. W. W. is up to you to fix. but they must not exceed 81.li per month. Our motto is an OPEN I'Nl()N anI a ( tLASIEi) SHOP. Wake up ;and get what is coming to you. Or ganization is the way. MARINE TI .\NSPORT WORKERIS OF THE I. W. W. 3(7 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, La. Cut 'Em Again, Martin! News comes from the peonity of Ludington that the holy t'ars'n's lwaves t here we(re g!'iven a New Year's presenl, in tI, shape ,t 15 per cent cut in their miseralh, ,,(.s. t,,nt' (; to it, Mr. M;r tin! You've gtt, 'aafl , gng of I suissorbills that haven't sens( ,:,, ,, n (i t Itn ;mi:l - y in the 'nion of Forrest ad I .,i,, r W,'kv,:'s, the I nion that started even Suiixman ti l',:,. i- t, uiljing Y. M. C. A. brain-de, tr, r- t, 1 ,.ad t , , l !landm e even of Forer.-1 a;ld 1.um1 b i, , er \\'a,,. tie I lion that anything to sucl :, ,. 1, havei 't sense enuf to le;l a IdindI p:.-, t\,'.r, mrnuch loss stand up for their right, like rtt,. '~. :k it to '.m! If they howl, send for tile Y. 51. Nl A. nin-(loers and backl)one-paralyzeri. buii tin nn a hail out of waste lumber, tell tlem it i-s I lone to, them for the Lo)rd Jests' :.akl amti they'I aIl >tIare Iihalpily to death. Under the Black Flag in Texas.B SABOTA GE( 'I _ ( } IA,& DON'T TREAD ON ME! Under the Black Flag in Texas. The question arises: ARE ALL THE MEN IN TEXAS DEAD? It begins to look a little that way when not a voice in that state, so far as we have heard, has been publicly and openly raised against the atrocities that have been and are being com mitted against the Mexican Liberals now under going practically a trial by drumhead courtmartial in the alleged civilized city of San Antonio. And here, before we pass on, we invite the attention of "THE MENACE" to a few PROTESTANT horrors with the request that it have something to say in denunciation of same or forever shut its mouth re garding the "horrors of Romanism," for Rome in all its glory hardly ever surpassed in cold-blooded ness the savagery of the Land Lord-Lumber King Railroad Magnate government of the Imaginary State of Texas. The legal lynching of the rebel Carl,enter of Nazareth was nothing to what is be ing attempted on these helpless Libertarians, for he was at least given a chance to make himself heard while this is being denied to the victims of Texas. And our authority for that statement is the Houston "Post" of December 29th, 1913. Says the "Post": "Chief of Police Ben S. Davison, summa rilly interrupted and dispersed a gathering of Mex icans attempting to hold a meeting in Houston (HOUSTON belongs to the Lumber, Land and Railroad Kings. Ed. V.) Sunday night ostensibly in behalf of Rangel, Cline and 12 other Mexicans." The "Post" further states that the meeting was in a hall; admits that it was perfectly peaceful and orderly, and that Fellow-worker J. A. Hernandez who was in charge of meeting, dismissed the au dience, which made no attempt even to resist the lawless act of the police chief. The "Post,, a Joe Bailey sheet, further states that: "Besides the Houston police aut horities, United States District Attorney Lock Mcl)anel, D)eputy United States Marshal Len McFarlane, Federal Secret Service men and others connected with the Federal and lo cal governments were present." So here we have it stated by a paper that is notorious for its hatred of all Libertarianism that the entire machinery of government, Federal and State, took part in as gross a violation of the lill of Rights as ever the "Black Reconstruction" committed anywhere in the conquered South, and it was such deeds that sent the Red Clan riding on its glorious mission of justice. The sum of this is, that the victims now held in San Antonio are to be railroaded to their doom and all who attempt to raise a voice in their behalf in Texas are to be hunted down and "sum marilly" dispersed by the Federal and State au thorities. Therefore, there is but one hope for these victims and that i.s for the ENTIRE REBEL PRESS OF THE WOlRI,l) to turn its batteries on the Rurales of Texas and drag them out into the blazing light of the World, there with their mas ters to be held ul, to s- ame with the assassins of Speis and Ferrer, and to give the alleged State of Texas such oceans of FRE E ADVERTISING that every real estate shark in it will go broke for lack of suckers to colonize and re-colonize on cut-over swamps and desert dus-t. Drag them out into the light of (lay. () 1i heil editors of the Rebel Press! Already John Hennery Kirby has announced that he will not run for governor of Texas, tho he gave a false reason t1 erefor-send the human cockatoo 'olquitt to ke(ep him company in oblivion! On Jan. 5th, the court in San Antonio overruled the motion of the l)efense to quash the indict ments against the Liberals, but granted a motion Workers of Oregos Take Notice. The Portland Locals are determined to push the propaganda of Industrial Unionism in this State. With that end in view, all members, employed in lumber camps, construction work, etc., are uaed to communicate with the Secretary. The propaganda committee has prepared a ded nite plan for the distribution of litestare, orgeni zation and agitation in th4 camps. DO YOUR PART. Send in your name and the address of camp where you are employed. The Locals has secured a new steroptieon ma chine and are holding meetings Wednesday and Sunda& nights. While in town make it your basi ness to attend these lectures. At the last regular business meeting Frank Ca dy was elected Secretary for the ensuing term. All correspondence should be addressed to FRANK CADY, Secretary, 309 Davis St., Portland, Oregon. Defense Funds Notice. WHRATLAND: Sead al Fde for the idueme of the Whestand Victims tis, A BMerr, See. L W. W. Lals, 114 "I" Street, Smeramets CAL T3XAS VICTIMS: Seid al fndes to Viear CraveS Ber 1811, Le Angelks Ca., SBaea ry e< the Raage- lml e Detmer I LOS ANGUL CALt Forty-four workingmen ha been i ass ed and charged with rioting at the Plazass, Los Angeles, on Christmas day. The authorities are determined to send as many as possible to the penitentiary. Five men ath under $2000 bail, and 39 under $500. All contributions fo rthe defense of these men will be published in Solidarity, Voice of The People and The Wooden Shoe, until the' required amount is secured. Send all funds to William Davenport, Box 265. Station C., Los Angeles, California. Trial takes place January 21st. Yours for Industrial Freedom, WORKINOMEN'S DEFENSE LEAGUE, W. DAVENPORT, Secretary- Treasurer. Committee :-A. Kinman, Wm. Stoekinger, Herman Siegel, .Jos H. Corona, James O'Neil, O .J. Sautter, Parker lill, Wm. R. Sautter, D. D. Charmn, Ray ('abezut, Hugh Swindley for severance, so each man will be tried (?) sep arately, the first being Leonardo L. Vasquez. Her nandez was then arrested and jailed on a charge of "vagrancy" and all his papers taken from his person and handed over to the Persecuting Attor ney. The Defense is badly in need of funds, and the Huertaistas are already licking their fangs in anticipation of the carnival of blood they expect soon to see flow. Chained together like wild beasts the Liberals were brought into the courtroom; thus chained they were Iharched past the fortress Alamo where Crockett and Bowie and near 200 hundred other heroic souls perished in cyclones lead and fire that Texas might be free! And is this the end of it all, for this did they perish, that the soul of Santa Anna, reincarnated, rules the state they died to free? Are there no liberty-loving MEN left in Texas, are her sons all dead freedom? Will the Working Men and Working Farmers of Texas stay silent while this crime against liberty and humanity, this atrocity that will finally shame the State in the eyes of the civilized World is being committed upon men (whose only crime is that they fought for the freedom of their native land) by a government that exists by the divine right of BOOZE? Texans! you alone can say! The eyes of all the World's Libertarians are upon you watch ing to see if you are MEN no more. Texans! in freedom's name, arise! Rebels of the World, to the rescue! VASQUEZ PUT ACROSS. Special telegram to THE VOICE, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 12.: Vasquez found guilty; sentenced to F.fteen years in penitentiary. ASHLEIGH.