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OBJECTS TO GUNNING GUNMEN.
To'1' The V'oie--l'h.e papers of our organization are the n111ly inlediuln of 4tluc'ation we workers actually lutve, azld I venture to, say, ,we should use them tol thal end. I have covered the Southern district of tile inl (er i1ndustry completely, iJ.so the Northern, andul I finl dowIn hiere thet. agtatiolln going on for the workers t,, retsort, to lit gut Kas t Il ieans of c're'atilig b-tier .,nditions in the homne and on the job. Now this is a lie alndi a falclay for tiher never aids Ien' ll ly conistrlcti\ve education derived frnal that s,,lirct', aniii I in(d tlit, (eoImpiany thug andll spy work ing llionllg ' the slaves, agitat.ing and adv"cating thl' u1, ,if the t gull, 111( tille workers lare swallowing this bult., lhook. lilt( arul all. PILst4, l'X'ric'lell' 1lre1 tltlght 1us tlhalt., as mn as w e resort to these t4e1tils, all thlie organizaiin we have built ulrd maintaintl iN wipedl out. fo'r the master clan owns and .l 'tr nls t inll amrnnlition and iara phiernalia of' tdeath, andl it would he a usI'Ilss 'weapo1t while we wVorkers ihave our lallr-powe'r toI pull fromi the job and, when it is pllmld tihe workers shouil he' edhl1alte.1l l til t l point of shuit.ing doiwn the miiill or front or l!ngine Ionl when they g.+ out, thereby keeping tilt- unfair worker from taking the job of a I.lass-~ n's'ioulls slave'; andlil it ins 4 till' iiIaster's int.erest Ito keept Ihtr fro lll strikinl ill thlis militallt lmanllle'r. w bile, w'hen using the gun, you are only killing ig .nollranlt, illiterate. ilrlividuaLsL, who will 'evenuIally a'llnei' t he Ih.ir isns1es. iand lit'rature, ill Iinoit the gunil, is ithe only tians of waking them illp. )n1 thing I w44ould like to cite ill conclusle ionl. I Iihave rell, i tl'llndancl y f d1iis-,rganizationi among the o'rganllizers, as tit what is the i Iºst rlinI of prrc0tl(,dure ito ag1itatle al g thlie workrs owinlg to tlhe 'crl4wdedtl IcoIndition oilf the mils, aind fronts (inll reglard to jlob agitation) tdue., of courser, t, the manily Imen in tile ill. IIlinstry li I tile' Itv'lr siillijy lIof Ililor-lptwi'r, uiiid alis4 dllue to the fact ,of ur bring denlied free spech for collrIner agitat ionl lI ' Ian J propogtLdai work ; there is only 1on11' tichi lfl't oln'i, andi thLat is house to house agita IIn, i lhe tlltl i orgItlizrs' sihoulud ke."l slwita.lhing dis Irict.s, so all, 'w face can Ine shown as manllllly tinies as jl14il1h, an11d, i1a new olrganizllir elinlllig into a dlistrict' iihe sh41114l ' ailssisted bye the othelr orglanlizelr in the heI,; ill I.iln milnnllr, one man does not is tulni stale, hor IonIlEitltnulilt s t tilt' workers, 4'r pnr'la.'e'tive itembers.ll Trustling yot will give this some 1l1space ill The V`,icre. Yo1'rs for iltiustrial lrtdon. TiHOMAS E. MOO1iiE. \W41 think Fellow-worker Moltre misunderstands t h condilitions ill the SoAlthern Dislttrict and the Southern chllaractelhr 1a well, for we calt talk guins more anld use thlm ll s t.lll any ji1' 1 peoplt oill earth, ye't, if the gliun 1n11li Will detectives are a last. proving to the Southern ,l'rki'rs th.lt gtlIn-lict is the olly edullcation a gui i ii ailnd delfec'tive anl u.niderstiand, we surely wouhl Ilnot xni? hai.t it watS 1the fault of the 1. W. )'. press tlult ltil, workelrs are ,onlinlg t, tile conlc.lusin that eIa4d thiii.gs are gelti ihiliJ. 'lfor sliehowll or otheri, all Iltorki's to tf.it 4ontrltry n"itilwilthsianding, roost. Ilien oIIject., to Iil' sllg geStl ailind killed wiithlllt iiiakiing sionll effotrt to dfl'ld th,,ilslve. '1 glulss thl y niwt sortelr instiinclive'ly ( tihis, illegal 1.s it iitay it', under heit ,old law alIledl "'self'-ires'er\'ation,. ' for 4a Illman has onl ll ll life to live antld ldfni , aII11l te, v e t,' . Soithern Ihuniderjac-k cannot. hie blaied too severely if the v tn.l to the conlllusion that their lives ar' I irth ,jiusli fltllhl tn il ll 'Ie , thel'ir Wives sur.d1 l 'ildiliril, Tr"iiist d uty. - ." s 1 1 F1rit 1s itl L.iiw 41.111 1 )rder." Y s, wI' kIiiw lW 1tilte "j om'nil'ii'y thllilg 411l1 spv" ,rl "wlrk ll amt otll gill ' 4l I agit,, i ng 411111 alivi 4141,iilng It,. 4l11 ,lf tilt. t g ili," jlls l ik,' li f,'ictiv',; IlirrE'l ,liil 41t 1l,.rri vii. , ill' w .e (o1'1 thinik ith Ieo.1 t1 ' ' swa;il I,,w i 'i! i 1. I iIk, h4it all1d till," f(,lr tll'y hI li lar,' IhI;irt1 Thioll'411'1i'Sn. Ihlr it ll'Slouth l'v'r starts 1h,41iig its lIEIt14ilt hiaxianelt°. foir We tire i'a n1'rv\'lus sart whati ,,E, S, rirr d 1t 1 t ill ,. li) i1tlili. 4ilir 4it Vi4'l' iS Ft flli ' l,inih,,rjaciiks to, sntidl" U on lthe "wistltihl of ltih" * 1' ii that. aloe' is their HEAil stlr'ngtil. In ti' n.,,.:nilt ilri,,. th A S 'N t will lpr bJlablly be ,,llt. It ;ltottnll ALBERT A. KITTREDGE MURDERED. \lb ,rt .. Kittr'dgl'. iililnager Elf tile Aiiri'n n'I! , ,k. lht 134.8 1 2i ; i e rs4 ,l iii 4 1 4 ' tl t h 114' S.t ,nld het ,t lik,,dl miiiln iii lth° plrilit inig iniiliit ry :Ic aS ill oiily i1 few days Iit iI, g ot' 1ti1 tfl rriihI .*ii'sh' . n1,'ningitis a \ic.,till If l he nii' In ,r "1'1-1~t III hiise Il )st hitles con'it. his ilulll ,1thler friglttfill , ii.,s 1l ealt outll thle strinlgth inid life of tll'e w-,rkE'rs i .,iI i ll4i4 i. l'r ar e inL IanlV forulls of Ililrtder. IlTlr(··cllilizeld hb" hilt Iilitltr'r jf st the 4l4t11,, 4ii1t lhe ilIirllr('r olf ri' ,r .. Kittredge is the Southern lliliher (i,er;l A .\.si,.io, 11 i.. All w'. his frietlndls. iil. hiV s iI t ' to-14i "lr,ithier. rest illn pI~ace." l'and. to tthl li'inlg .',rs. still 'ry: "'Tile tight is inii --111 w'ith thhe 'u iIr life and frteedotll." OLSON IN DISTRESS. To all lotels- -Fellow-worker John Olson, who, on his way hack from the eighth annual convention of the I. W. W. was run over by a car and lost his right leg. is withl us again, after having spent two months in, thie Luthleran Hospital at La ('rnose, Win. In v\'w o, the ftuact that the expenslle of his treat Ili'it rim \'very high anild only a few locals have re sponldI so far with a contribution, we feel it incum :bnllt on IMs to call once more the attention of all rels to .oihn Ol.son's easet. The hin-als of Minneapolis will try and ;get Fellow-worker Olson an artificial leg, hut. ,we iii-el, t he .o-operat.ion of al I. W. W. rebels to net. the expelnses involved. This Fellow.worker has b,..en anIdi is one of the Is-st fighters in the move no-t uand we ,.annot afford toi neghl,-t him in his hour of need. ,iend .l a1 contrilotions tA .Johin Olson. 2:12 Cedar Street Miiiitllapolis, .\Minn. It. Ies'. " iE. I'i"rg, Morris Levine, ('olnllinitte'e. U. M. W. A's Denounce A. F. L. I.W W. Only Hope of Working Class. ldlianalpolis. ind., .Jan. 21. --Attaeks on the Ameri 'a1II Federation of IailHr e'rpped out in the con ven'tion of the I'nited Mine Workers of America to lay di ring t he dlebate on resolutions committee re iprt late to-ihiy. The speeches against the feders tion' were stahrted by D)unian Mel)ilonall. Illinois iul,,or hleader. during the discussion of a resolution regardling indulstrial unionism. A nimnler of resolutions, dealing with industrial unionissliI. t1ani. o\"f thenrn deanduling a convention for April 1. 1914. to consiler the sllhlject. were submitted tIi the ilfntiitti'. The cotluitti' opposed tI he calling lof t he convent ion,. andl drafted ai substiitute resolution ilst rlt lilg Ithe dehle'gats to the American Federation of L,aboir to work for the p;lassage f ia resolution pro. vlding 'for industriil unionismi rather than1 craft 1111 l ltl~ill. "If anivyon, ean get ia progr'essive resolution through the A. F. 1of L.." dee.lared Mlonintl. "he will lde si"er'e ;I inonltllllllt. foir he will he as great a man as \Wiashi'lgton. That boldy is rie'ct ionary. fossilized, Wiri latiln aulI dead." Ml)onlald .said he. aS a ,lerL'ate of the mine workers, had attenlded( the S ntittlel convention of the federatlion and wias almost thrown iiit bodily for supporting a resolution favor ing industrial uniionise. ON.\'E O'T OF FIGHIT SiIPIERS ON WAY TO PENITENTIARY. 'The New ()rlean " Item" of Jan. 21st is authority for the statenetnt. that "One out of eight soldiers is on the way to tihe' Federal ipenitentiary at Fort Leaven \\,orth. Kansas. for desertion," that is, that is th. proportion fro'n this garrison,. .Jackson Barracks, and these Ilo(-t are only the' ones they ('AI'(IIT. There is a vast differences hiit Ween the houihe--couehee life piic-tredi on the alluring Ipostrs of the War D)epartment andi act al life' in the Army and at Fort Leavenworth, ny sot. You may find somue one to love you at Fort Leavenworth. but we doIubt if it will be the dusky ;ianIsls s, si iedetively piictlnred to you by your l lperirti. Moral "Yoin llri n. don't I' a solidier: Be a . MA N." OUR "PROTECTORS." 'I'hi' Iri.est (ini Ipra,.hiir) ,,f this dlay tells us that, ,.re, it iiot ',or himii. we woilul still be dining on j.ira nniu. "Si.- '.hull gliv,'r'llllu11t h., il onltre for vo"''!" shrieks lii- Vi'hieitil iilditiianii. "It gi\'vs you your rights \\'hll.tever pr, grIss tiiianit h.niti ls made toward de i..ine... c'onsiiderat'ini.- s a ad justice have ben accom Ilislihe-l ill spite f i'f hiari-th aI1ni state. and not because ut thi'll. 1)iirI trtuly great have lsi-ollle Sinly I Las they have t;liatzht us t11 langh to sciirl the mnagnilusjnent claims if ;itlhiority. A\th lri iit moainuiisis its institntiions in order to ,a,'h thi ii.is .s pt iriolismu. rcl.iginiri and wisdom. It I,'hlt,,\.-s .s ti, disciount ailth-ritarian definitions if we iithi at Liri ha ijpinu,,ss.. Fron "'Thoughts of a Fool." "WHY'?" I'',r allI thiniIIs tlhere's a rea.nm. they te"ll; i\,n \War has its iurlp.oe. th,' they tiIll s it's hell. Nati ,nal iuiardls iiiiisterinig. i.4uinag in thwk. \Vi ... 1 hrii-ini-is enforin-ug lh, l'ilL of one "Dick." W\\'hl;t. L' ask. is thli' i.aus' for this '.latter of armsn 'lhis atll!lL' the vollth frimll village and;llll farms? I '. thirateit the siwe of the t. S. A.; N, fr.ign naaion hai threati'el., attack, I)r their rllmln u'-r ,ar ir citi's ti sack. Th.. w iih ll t his elattllr aniI rumble of guns. Thi- :Uallinu_ t anrms tf our yellowest soms? WI,.h. ? ,,n hi -hi-a I wirker. if you can't see you should: It " I.'ea' ia-.i, \'is re-fiuse, hii starvi' and be gild SUBSCRIBE TO THE VOICE. ALL TACOMA LABOR STANDS BY MICHIGAN AND COLORADO MINERS. Tacoma, Wash., Jan., 11th, 1914. WHEREAS, there has been and is now a condi tion of industrial warfare in the mining districts of Michigan and Colorado which has been emphasized with the usual violence and bloodshed on the part of the master class when a portion of the working clam arouse themselves for a readjustment of affairs to meet conditions; WIIEREAS, the usual methods of coercion and in timidation have been resorted to on the part of the employers, ably assisted by the local governmental authorities, and offers of peaceful arbitration from the strikers have been curtly refused or ignored. Both districts are infested with gunmen under pay of the employers and strikers have been inprisoned, slugged and deported and some have been killed; WHEREAS, conditions have become such that a state of terror prevails and the governments of the respective states have virtually acknowledged their inability to consumate adjustments of an amicable nature to those concerned, and WHEREAS, if the siege continues, there is imme diate danger of widespread disorder even bordering upon civil war; TIIEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, The Central Labor Council of the affiliated trades of The American Federation of Labor in Taco na, The joint locals of The Industrial Workers of t e World and The Socialist Party, all in joint mass meeting, as sembled at Eagle's hall, Tacoma, Wash., on this day and date, Sunday, January 11th, 1914, pledge our selves to give all the support to the strikers within the moral and financial means at our disposal. Signed, by Joint Committee: M. Parsons, T. F. Burns, Central Labor Council; Jesse Poquette, J. J. Czar, Industrial Workers of the World; E. L. Cur rier, Marshall E. Wright, Socialist Party. (Seal) I. C. GUNMAN SHOOTS DOWN WORKINGMEN LIKE DOGS. Hlarry Donnelly, of New Orleans, was shot downn last Thursday evening, about a quarter of six o'clock, about a mile above ilammond by the notorious Illinois Central Gunman Fred. M1eyers, he says. Donnelly states that he and a friend were walking up the railroad track toward Natalbany, La., where they had heard they might he able to land a job in their line; that r)vjen they were about a mile above Hammond they met two others standing on the track; that these men asked them where they were going and they told them and walked on; that after they had walked about 50 feet, they heard a commotion and then a pistol shot and the two young fellows behind them had run up to them and that, to avoid being shot, he, l)onnelly, and his partner jumped to one side and lhat, as he reached the right track, he was shot front behind through the leg and his partner through the arm. I)onnelly fell and the gunman then jabbed his pistol in his partner's face, saying to him: "Get up the track, you so-of a b- , or I'll plug you." After Donnelly told him, the gunman, that he was shot he still tried to force him on up the track. l)onnelly refused and insisted on being taken back to lanmmond for medical attention. The gunman finally consented to this and got Donelly to 1Ham. mond where he was treated by Dr. McGhee, who told him he had better go to the Hospital. Donnelly then insisted on being brought to the hospital in Neiw Orleans. Gunman Meyers, apparently frightened at the miscarriage of his attempt at assassination, agreed to come with him to New Orleans. At the Union Station gunman Mcyers called another man aside, evidently a special of the I. C., and after speaking confidentially to hint for a few moments, turned Don nelly over to him to be takien to the Charity Iios pital, and thein disappeared. The unknown special took I)onnelly to the street car and asked himnt if he knew the way to the hos pital. Donnelly said he did. The special gave him a dime and told himn to go on. Meyers untloubtedly left l)onnelly alone for the purpose of getting out of making a statement as to why he attempted to assassinate him. It was one of these ,same thug spec'ials that attempted to murder C.arl Person, but got killed himself, for which alleged "c'rime" the alleged officers of the law have charged I'ersos with murder and are seeking to Ikgally assas sinate him. But the speciaLs of the Railroad Mag nates are above all law it seemns, for they can murder workingmen where and whenever they please and go free. This they will ontinue to do, in the opinion of The \'oice, until the workers arm andl defend them selves. Meyers, after shooting the boys, even went so far as to open his own knife, throw it between the tracks and, calling a colored nlan said: "Lok, look. they tried to get me." This is the way of all these murdrmous thugs in the employ of "Law and Order." The U'nions shuld either force the State to disarm these private Rurales or should themselves arm and reduce them to order. PERSONAL. J. B. Cameron, formerly City and State Secreta ry of the Socialist Party, is now in the Printing Business, at 708 Poydras Street. Socialist Emblem and Union Label used when requested.-Adv. Self-Trapt "A number of unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor are now engaged in a life and death struggle with the employing clam, and In must cases ,they are badly in need of financial aid. But a careful perusal of the subscription columns fails to disclose the fact that any subseriptions are craing from the I. W. W., or any of the other selfstyled labor Saviours. But the very minute these Wonder Workers gpt into a scrap with the bosses, they are the first ones to come to the legiimate organisations for assistance. Nerve is apparently their chief asset." COMMENT BY C. H. The above is from the idiotorial columns of "The Timber Worker," official organ of the Shingle Wear ers Union which about one year ago got (from the A. F. of L., it SAID) $30,000 and at once pyoeeeded to "extend its jurisdiction" (f) over the territory of the N. I. U. of Forest and Lumber Workers and then opened up a howl of "dual union" against it and the I. W. W., but the "union" is still as moribund as it was when it was born about 12 years ago. But what we are aiming at is not this, but to show from their own confessions what liars all Craftist "Leaders" are, for here we have it admitted that the A. F. L. is powerless to do the very thing its "leaders" are always boasting of-support its mem bers wlten they are ordered out on strike. Again, weak as it is in numbers, the I. W. W. has been far more successful in its fights than the A. F. L., and just because of its "chief asset"-"NERVE." For NERVE, and not money, wins. There is also a half-truth lie, the worst lie of all, in the above, for this editor knows that the I. W. W. is being drained of funds to the limit by the trials now going on in California, Texas and New Jersey, to say nothing of the free speech fight in Kansas City, as he well knows that the I. W. W. has never asked to what Union a worker in trouble belonged but has rendered all the assistance in its power always and at all times. But this is the favorite game of all fakers--to throw dust to hide their own impotence and failures. And, what is a "legitimate organiza tion t" All the hoary 'wrongs of all the ages have always hidden behind their "legitimacy," just as Gompers-IB.rgerism is doing to-day. It is to the so called ILLEGITIMATE ORGANIZATIONS that the world of man owes ALL its progress. No "legiti mate organization" has ever anywhere done anything to really advance the cause of liberty. All history backs up this statement. For "you cannot put new wine into old skins" now any more than you could 2000 years ago. Yes, "NERVE is chief asset" of the I. W. W. And it's a good thing to cultivate, Pol lie, for lose your nerve and you aint worth a damn. But "an honest confession in good for the soul." Workers of Oregon 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 urged to communicate with the Secretary. The propaganda committee has prepared a deft nite plan for the distribution of literature, organi zation and agitation in the camps. DO YOUR PART. Send in your name and the address of camp where you are employed. The locals have secured a new stereopticon ma chine and are holding meetings Wednesday and Sunday nights. While in town make it your busi 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. PORTLAND MEETINGS. The Portland, Oregon, locals will hold regular propaganda meetings twice per week in the hall at 309 Davis St., during this winter. New stereopti con installed. Good speakers needed for meetings in hall and on the street. Everybody welcome. B. E. NILSSON, Sec'y Portland Locals, I. W. W. F. and L. W. NOTICE. Forrest Edwards will take hold of the ofice of See retasr-Treasurer of the N. I. I'. of F. L. W, West Dis trict. and of l.,,cal 43:2 after the first of the year 1914. Aldress: Wox 8~46, Se.ttle. Wash. Remittance Notice ALL ORGANIZATIONS PLEASE REMEM BER THAT REMITTIANCES FOR THE PAST MONTH MUST REACH "THE VOICE" NOT LA TER THAN THE FIFTH OF THE SUCCEEDING MONTH. PLEASE ACT ACCORDINGLY. Subscribe to The Voice