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Saboteurs! Call Ball's and Hunter's Bets !
This is Number 65 Organization 0 Is Power 6 6ow THE VOICE t0he PEOPLE Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie * An Injuryr to One is an Injury to All. VoL. III-No. 14. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914 MarsT Is RIGOH LUMBER TRUST LAW. SABOTAGE IT TO THE SCRAPHEAP I Lumberjacks, Justice Calls You! 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, Gunmen 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. 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 Can! Strike And STRIKE HARD FOR LABOR! LETTERGRAM FROM EMERSON. Lbll on, T"nlnu., \lm'rth 27, 1914. LJunibeirjackst,;attentio! ILally! Another outrage hLis i.een a tnllllttedl u)pon your class. Remember ;lralm\ ,i/y yur slidlarity aipen the doors of Col fax jail and free 1ou r brothhers or deny you are men. Sand your alsh. ' Keep your tear's. Do your duty. If justiliablh 1 \ ill ,join you. l)v p,'lmpn('lnts deter liine u ni ationl. A. L!. EMERSON. AN APPEAL FOR ACTION. '1o all 1. W. WV.,l ,lhls etverywhcere.-Last, but not least, 1i the light i ic i'lI iIs teing waged against four 1f m',r best i.al'mle.rs, who a;re Low languishing in tit' h',,ll'ux, Lt., <hltutgros. 1'lit ,,' u f fl I llr l w-Vworkers ir.' to Ihe tried for a ,'riml e tha;t n14, ,,la knol,\s \who e'mlllllittaed. Thiese four ,l.ur arI, of ,1t" I. W. W. . must have the support of tha ,,rgallniz;tit I or their t.'nvi,.tianl is sure, even thtiigh it hasd Iln a 'vila ' an,.e Irought frtmn Burns Ila,,,tie... 'Thea ;aaIllttall is .sure if all the Rebels S1I1i rall).l 4atr1 ,,n t their siuppart with funds. ,,at Iin tlik tight all volu laIIlas all allng the lIne! ,11.1;, il a 1 1na ; tao (. T. T'lah ºl.s-nI, lkiitley, La., I 4 K1' r ,ill tundli . ILt ,f ,ery a \lrk' i g rI' ma'r r join in this light for the 1:tart'1 t, . I ', ,a l i' ,,1,a1l soilis of l)ixie. This light . th' I' ,aht t of Rl w,,rking f;arrI ers as well as the l.lial. t rc,'i iks. l,,r t1l1e i',a ii-,jt Ia,4 Trust is sure to a ,la , I .'\ , :1n/ '. \,,1r , ls lfor asking for lmore :bread I th,1 lt'a l I itllilt. l 1,it /, ,1 t' f a t and miliiles Parishes, , ', ' I r, a . -I a v . l ,, aill ta'.ian in this Icase, and ,il .'a' a, I, '. ;Ia, :,. ,lisfranhisd, kaap ')your eyes 1,1 :' .'1 a '. e l,, , :i. The right kind of ; ,-i,, ' nt ,l , ' t " a t, i ll ""n thoa jail doors, ala. at1 it !e .' , ;,, r.. gat h!iv at an,.e and ,nd fl - . a Ii ', , ha I at1 ,.il the fIllow-wajrkers A!\'. I ,. i la ' t t la ta trial oIl every job I, t h' ' at h. ' i: "' !, , w haa h, wtI. \\orkers 4a1l force just lr tI, ,. .Z 't.4 I a. im) l''.';t1 aarluinlg li11n. J, .. 1 'ali , 't r lr,'..s atl ive ouiA r supli,)rt at ,i tAh slal ;.a le dil it tthe (;rabw prisoners. .\li paeVr i, inl th,. halds of the \working class. , at int-, .at "'. .1lAY SMITII. A. G. A. NOTICE! A. G. ALLEN WILL PLEASE CORRES POND WITH BOX 78, ALEXANDRIA, LA., IMPORTANT. ALSO WRITE C. H. FROM HALL TO HALL. Night Lettergram: New Orleans, La., March 23, 1914. Honorable Luther E. Hall, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La. A letter received by me to-day seems to indicate that the four members of Forest and Lumber Work ers' Union held in Colfax, La., jail by the Lumber Trust are not only in danger of having their consti tutional rights violated, but to be in danger of per sonal violence as well, this last on account of publi cation of names of indicters and witnesses against them in TIlE VOICE OF THIE PEOPLE. I There fore DEMAND that you use every means in your power to protect these men. I intend to publish the history of this case in full and to see to it that the Lumber Trust and the Burns Detective Agency pulls off no more midnight trials in the State of Louisiana. COVINGTON HALL. NOTE-Up to time of going to press no answer has been received to the above wire, nor did we ex pect any. Our only intention in sending same was to put the "State of Louisiana" on record. We are well aware that there is no protection for the work ers and theirs outside the workers and, so, we ad vise you Lumberjacks to, hold the men in charge of this persecution DIRECTLY and I'ERSONALLY responsible for the safety of our imprisoned Fellow workers. The boys in jail state that Sheriff Perkins is treating them decently, which we are glad to hear. But, get busy in their defense! Free them ALL or bust the Association. C. II. 'IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH. No greater truth was ever written. This is one of the oldest proverbs of all the centuries. It is found in almost every language. It is one of the truths carved out of man's experience. In every land luring all of the ages it hLas hb.en adopted and rse'ld to make secure the freedom of the many. Strength wins victories. Weakness wins contempt a;nd defeat. Our fight is a big one. Those who would in their greed reduce us to wage slaves are intrenched in power. The odds against us are many. The power of the working man is universal. We have every need of the strength of organization. If labor is to establish its rights, labor must by organized strength compel justice. Search history and you can not find a single example in which greed ever granted a right except when forced to do so. CARL E. PERSON. CARL PERSON. In a prison cell in Clinton, IlL, lies to-night Carl E. Person, Strike Secretary of the Harriman Sys tem's Shopmen's Federation. He is charged with murder in the first degree in that he killed a gun man of the Illinois Central Railroad in defense of his life. The Illinois Central absolutey dominates the town of Clinton, for there are few men there- the vast majority being scabs. Thus Carl Person has, in Clinton, about as much show of a "fair and impartial trial" as would a Southern Lumberjack in Kirbyville, Texas. Carl Person is held as a Social prisoner. It is not his life they seek but the life of militant and effective Unionism. It is not in its full meaning, this "trial," a fight for the life and liberty of this one man. It is the class war open, with the Capi talists throwing off their masks and challenging all the Clans of Labor. WHAT ARE YOU ONE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND RAILROAD WORKERS GOING TO DO ABOUT IT-FIGHT OR LAY DOWN ON WITH THE SOCIAL GENERAL STRIKE! MAY DAY SPECIAL. Let us hear from you on the May Day Special AT ONCE, saying just how many you will take. We will have to know just about how many orders we can depend on before we can go ahead, for the Special will cost considerably more than ordinary issues. All money, too, must be sent in with your orders for the Special, that is, when we definitely announce that we will be able to get it out. No arti cles on the question of Decentralization and Centrali zation will be published in the Special, this on opposi from Decentralists. The Special will be purely propaganda material for the ONE BIG UNION. WE, THE UNEMPLOYED By COVINGTON HALL. We shall come, the Unemployed, the disinherited of earth, We shall crowd into your temples and your marble halls of mirth; We shall come as you have made us, ragged, lousy, pale and gaunt L'ou, the House of Have, shall listen unto us, the the Ilouse of Want. We are sickened of your "charity," our "God appointed lot" We are wond'ring why us thousands in your slums and prisons rot We are measuring the chaingangs that stretch from coast to coast We shall come, us, us the right-less, us the "God forsaken" host. We shall come in all the madness horn of hunger, pain and strife, On our lips the cry for vengeance, in our souls the lust for life ; We shall swarm as swarmed the locusts that on Pharaoh's kingdom fell, And shall swing your damned detectives and your gunmen into hell! One Sabcal in a Sacwmill has nmore power than all tire Lumber Trust lawUyrs and dcfctics in all the Courthouse s on Earth. W. VA. WANTS JOB ORGANIZERS. Insert a notice in The Voice to the effect that job agitators are needed in West Virginia in the Limn Ihr, Oil and Mining Industries. Timlwr Workers and Oil Workers are unorganized and the Miners only partly organized. Anyone coming into West Virginia should get in connectirn with Elmer D. Rumbaugh, who can be found at the "Labor Star" office, corner Twenty first Street andl Seventh Avenue, huntington, West Virginia; I wish men to be free, as much from mobs as kings fron, you as me.-Byron. A LETTER FROM CLINE. Dear Hall-Your letter of March 3rd to hand this A. M., and must say was more than glad to hear from you once again, and also to hear from the news bulletins what was really transpiring. When I go to trial I don't know, but am in hopes it will be soon, for it seems as if it is a thousand years since I saw you and the rest of the live wires. I am entirely out of writing material and my little chewing tobacco I miss, so if you know any kind hearted rebel who wants to donate to the poor, kindly give the address of my present abode. The moving picture proposition proved a failure, I think, for I had the lawyers get out an injunction against them and now I am suing for all they got, which case comes up in the near future. Some one is sending me "Solidarity" for which I am thank. ful; the first copy this A. M., but for some reason or other I did not get The Voice unless it was an oversight and they forgot them. I am in hopes you will get the news of my being isolated from tht rest of the prisoners in the jail, (I got it. C. H.) for supposed reason that someone sent me a letter from New Ordeans that they were coming to get me out. My correspondence of course, is limited, owing to the fact that I can see nor talk to any good amari tians so as they can give me some writing material. Would like to hear from Ed. Lehman, "Doe" Havens, or old Phin. Eastman, if they are not too busy. I am glad they are again getting back into the Timber Belt so as the slaves can rouse from their slumbers once more and get better wages and better conditions. Best wishes from myself and all to all who are on the outside.. Keep up the good work. I am, Yours for Freedom, CHARLES CLINE, Care County Jail, San Aatonio, Texas. BREAKING INTO GLENMORA. We recently gave an entertainment at Glenmora, (side issue of MeNary, Cady town,) and caused a good deal of confusion with the I. W. W. moving picture stereopticon show. As this entertainment is strictly educational and is only given with three months' sub to The Voice or 25 cents worth of literature, they sent up a bunch of boys to try and pay admission without taking any literature, but that does not go with us; then they tried to damage the machine and sldes, but failed; then they damaged a few seats. o The employers of labor did not like our program. but the slaves did. Goldman & Son have a sign out, "poor man's friend." Mr. Goldman fetched his two imys up to the door and said he would be back in a few minutes and did not show up again; his boys were the leaders trying to damage our outfit. Mr. Goldman is a dealer in men and women's clothing, dry goods and notions; claims to be a "poor man's friend,' and works against a move to get more wages by organization. Fellow-workers, remember Goldman when in G(lenmora and patronize some one else. The next morning the Judge said we must stop some of these moving picture shows; he did not know who was listening. I have been informed by several citizens that Glenmora was 'incorporated by the present offi eials without their knowledge, as it did not have the required number of citizens to incorporate by law. (What is law but a tool of the boss?). These offi cials are as follows: J. W. May, mayor; Louis Melder, tax collector; J. J. Furgerson, justice of the peace, or "Judge;" .J. I. D)yer, marshal, who is around at every other entertainment to keep order; MIr. Easttwnol requested him to come down which he promised to do but did not show up. IBut this is like all other Boss-cntrolled towns. it is only a sample. The only way for the workers to rid themscelves of this kind of rule is to organize into ONE BIG UNION. A. A. RICE. Says Thomnas 'Paine: "Society in every State is a Iblessing. but government. even in its best state, is but a necessary' evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. The trade of governing has always been monopo lized by the most ignorant and the mosti rascally indlividuals of mnkind."