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WAIIWI Cr IIoiat is I a --r-en re !s aeon This is Number 64 ' Oranization$ Is Power I- 65 --- THE VOICE o EOPLE Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie W An Injurr to One is an Injury to AIL VOL. Ill-No. 13. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1914 ]IO-T Is RIhTr ,, u mui I N n nm nm nuu rn' Lumberjacks, To Your Standards.! Lumber Trust Has "Indicted" Chandler, Torry and Coleman Brothers and Sets Their "Trial" For April 13th, 1914. J. F. Ball, Lumber King, Reported To Have Put Up $5000 To "Convict These Four Lumerjacks and Working Farmers, and District Attorney J. H. Hunter Is Said To Be Offering To Bet That He Will Hang Them. Pimps, Onamen and Detectives Over-running Country and Ready To Swear To Anything. Get Busy! Defense Funds Badly Needed, Quick! Send Same To: O. T. Thompson, Treasurer Defense Committee, Bentley La. Register All Funds. Read The Letters Published Below From Rebels At And Near Ball Front, And Then ACT! Railroad Workers On Lumber Roads, Help Us In The Fight For Free dom! ALL Workers Get Busy And Soak The Lumber Trust Any where, Under Any Name, In Any Way You Ca!! Strike And STRIKE HARD FOR LABOR! BULLETINS FROM THE FRONT. Ball Front, La., March 18, 1914. Things axe still humming here. The strikers are all busy planting their patches of potatoes and corn, although they still have their eyes on the job. At a meeting Monday night, some twenty or thirty in at tendance, expressed a determination to win this strike or stay struck until the last tree has fallen. The superintendent, Mr. Day, boastfully declared that he would have that damn union busted and shot to hell by January 1st. Mr. Day moved away last Sunday; the union is still here attending to its own busines. If reports be true, hell has broke loose in the camps, and all the weakened scabs, who couldn't stand the fight that is being carried on by the body lice have moved to other boarding places. Old toughs say its the worst they ever saw. Well, we should worry, neither do we give a damn. Rebels of the Sunny South, awake to action! Four 'of our fellow-workers are to face trial in a few weeks; all four are charged with shooting with intent to kill George Grant, a scab. We know they are not guilty, but they are to face "trial" just the same. The Iron Hell of the Lumber Trust seems to be hell-bent on sending them to the gallows or to the pen for life. It' is reported that J. F. Ball has put up five thousand dollars for their conviction, and that District Attorney Hunter offers to bet that he will hang hem. What can all his mean? Working slaves, ask yourselves this question: Is it because their tender hearts reach out in sympathy for a cheap scab? If this is the reason, why didn't they pay Grant's sanitarium bill as was expected? Is it because they want to maintain "law and order" that they ate prosecuting innocent boys for a crime no one kno\·'s who committed? In my op;n ion it is because the Southern Lumber Operators' Association wishes t1 engage all the active union men in the South in an effort to save these boys from the gallows. Rebels of the South, West, East andl North, what are you going to do about it 1 I'; do ,ot want your sympathy. Altion is all that counts. ACT NOW. Funds arc u4r'jcntly nso, d for this fight. So get busy to-day. Send itll funds to: 0. T. TIIOMI'SON, TREASI'RER DEFENSE COMMITTEE. BENTLI: V, LA. And hand :your A,\n ma.-ter a big dose of direct action that will mal:e the powers that be sit up and take notice. Ioak, 'that $*5000( ) ,pros(cuting fund look Iik, a hanlfi f ,f sau,,dust. You can. Now, will you who knm w yoi may he the next worker to be prosecuted t,)r vi, laling the modern unwriten fugi tive law Get busy a rd without delayv Yours for the overthrow of peot.'-, . J.\iLLI AMSON. Parish Prison, Colfax. La., March 1. 1914. Fellow-worker Ia:i~l-I will write you a few more lines for the purpos:' of giving TIIE VOICE a few more names, witnesses against us. as follows: Leroy Day, Tom Hicks. Jackson Vallerv. Clarence Brown, A. C. Deene, Albert Lemmons and George Grant the noted-who was hot. OUR TRIAL IS SET FOR APRIL 13,1914. We would be glad to have J. I. Sheppard here on that occasion, as it is FACTS that prejudice is being used against u We appeal to ALL the Lamberjacks against the Lumber Trut. OSCAR CHANDLER. Bentley, La., March 17th, 1914. The devils, better knon as scabs and gunmen, crept in a peaceable SOLIDARITY STRIKE andi started hell here in Grant parish. They have d all sorts of hell, but that was not enough for thim, so the dirty ears rumhed our of our boys to Colfax jail and than appeard befaoe what was suppojei' to be a just Grand Jury and sowrs that Fellow workers W. C. and D. M. Coleman, Tom Torry and Oscar Chandler lay in wait and attempted to kill one George Grant, a strikebreaker at the Sweet Home Lumber Company Front, and the Grand Jury found a bill aginst them, this though our boys were at home at the time, some of them four miles away. Now, fellow-workers, open your eyes and come to the aid of these four boys, for it will be your boys next. You don't have to be in a strike in these days and parts to go to jail, as saome of these boys were not in the strike. So you can see that it is to YOUR inerest to acset, and ACT AT ONCE, to overthrow this damnable system of peonage-to ACT, by direct ac tion, or roundabout action, or any other action that will hit the Plunderbunds a blow to help loosen their grip on the earth and force them to free these boys who have committed no crime, except that of being workingmen. Get buar, all working MEN I Yours for ONE BIG UNION, C. W. BARTON. GCrant Parish, March, 1914. Fellow-workers-Four of our boys are held in Col fax and Alexandria, La. jails (this letter was writ ten before boys were "indicted." Ed.) charged with -yes, that is the whole of it-they don't know whether they are charged with some damnable crime the Lum ber Trust's gunmen committed or what, but they do know they are beinag held without bail to satisfy the two-footed bloodhounds of the Boase. What are we going to do, stand back and see our fellow-workers rushed to the hellish pullpens of Louisiana, to a living hell there to have their very lives crushed to misery by the low-down fends of the Capitalist Class, or are we going to stand together, DEMAND JUSTICE AND SET THEM FREE? Let's get together and show these hellish, murdrous degenerates that the boys are not by themselves. Let's stand together like MEN Show your Red Blood by coming to their aid Yours for the ONE BIG UNION and FREEDOM. "A REBEL AT SWEET HOME FRONT." Lumberjacks Libertarians The fight is on to overthrow PEONAGE in the Land of Dixie ! This struggle that now eenters around the jail in Colfax, La., is but the culmination of a long series of out rages on the Southern Lumberjacks by the Lumber Trust and its stoolpigeons in the "Democratic" party. Let them not make good To arms in the holy cause of Human Freedom, 0 Libertarians of the World! The fight is on--on with the fight! COVINGTON HALL. SUBSCRIBE TO THE VOICE. 'a' HE'S A VICIOUs MONSTER? NOT ONLY t DOES HE ADVOCATEr BUT HE PRACTICES BABOTASE AND DIRECT ACTION. WHY CANT HE BE NICE LIKE ME? f 1t - - . , ,, % - 4. 3)/i) . * . ) •·· ,, -, THE SOUL OF MOTHIER JONES. By COVINGTON HALL They can throw you in their pullpen, Mother Jones, They who pass for fighting men, Mother Jones; Call from the slum the filth it hides, Its sneaks and curs and pimps and snides, To do their work of mothercides, Mother Jones. But, try as they will, in this they fail, Mother Jones- They cannot keep your soul is jail, Mother Jones o From dungeons dark as starless night, Or 'neath the Red Flag's crimson light, It leads the miners in their fight, Mother Jones! Where Freedom's farflung banner shines, Mother Jones, It cheers the Rebels on the lines, Mother Jones. Where'er Rebellion's in the air, Or men need cheering from despair, Your dear gray head is lifted there, Mother Jones. Try as they will, in this they fail, Mother Jone They cannot keep your soil in jail, Mother Jones I From dungeons dark as starless night, Or 'neath the Red Flag's crimson light, It calls the workers to the fight, Mother Jones I CLINE CAGED. News comes from San Antonio Rebels that Cline has been put in solitary, has not had a bath for weeks and is not given even enough water to wash his face. Such is "Texas justice." More next week. Sic the Sabcats on the Cockatoos! HOP PICKERS DEFENSE. At the last regular monthly meeting of the Wheat land Hop Pickers' Defense Committee March 16. Andy Barber resigned as Secreary and another mem ber of the committee, Don. D. Scott was elected as Secretary. The committee now stands as follows: Mortimer Downing, John Panener, Sim Powell, W. Klahr, Andy Barber, H. C. Evans, J. Beareans, Don. D. Scott. Sand all funds to Don. D. Scott, P. O. Box 1087, Saeramsnto, Cal MAY DAY SPECIAL. Doa't frget the May Day Speuia ie a Is. Voice. Iet us hear from you. Let us try to make it one of the best papers ever printed, filled with short, strong, dear articles on every phase of the Labor Movement Give to it, your Rebels, the best of your thought It is our desire to fill it with artieles by as many writers as possible, articles of not over, say 500 words. Nothing but your best will be accepted. The pries will not be raised; we will lower it if we can. Yours in the fight for freedom, COVINGTON HALL. A. O. A. NOTICE! A. G. ALLEN WILL PLEASE CORRES POND WITH BOX 78, ALEXANDRIA, LA., IMPORTANT. ALSO WRITE C. H. IF YOU OET THE VOICE. If you get THE VOICE, it is paid for. It is sent to no one free. If you are not a subecriber and re ceive a copy, it is an invitation to you to subscribe. Cut out the sub-blank on third page, pin a Dollar Bill or Fifty Cents in Stamps to it, put in an envelope address to: The.Voice Of The People, 520 Poydras Street, New Orleans, La., and we will do the rest THE OUNMAN. When God made the coyote, the hyena, the moc casin, the curdog and the shunk he gave the refuse to Belial, the Iord of greed and vilenem, and told him to take it to Hell and be sure to cremate it. Satan, however, refusing to let Belial enter Hell with the terrible substance. Belial bethought himself to play a joke on God, and, retiring to the alums of Sodom, placed the God-accursed stuff in the nest of a leperous vulture and she hatched therfrom the Gun man, which was reared on blood and given a were wolfe soul by Belial. Since then this thing has been the murder-proxy by which Emperors, Kings, No bles and Capitalist have ruled the earth and main tained "law", "order", "impartial justice", "civili zation" and society" from destruction. The differ ence between the gunman and the detective, with apologies to the vultures, is that between a buzzard and a carrion crow. Compared to a gunman, a pimp is a man and a coyote is a lion.. The money wasted on war would employ all the idle of the world if put to productive endeavor. The money spent in America would build homes for 30,000 workers a year.