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Liberty for All Labor's Loyal Sons!
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This is Number 70 Organization * Is Power- ' 71 ""-'
HE VOICE PEOPLE
Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie mt An Injury to One is an Injury to All.
VOL. III-No. 19. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, flAY 7, 1914 MIGar Is RIHa
A 1ISSAGE TO THE MASTERS: FREE HIM OR TAKE THE GENERAL STRIKE. HEAR. HEED.
His Plaster's Voice
Onee more the revc\lutionary movement has been
aftfordedl an example of the ease with which the mas
telr elass is able to cal', a halt t, th se of its intel
leetual minenials who have ventured to give ,expression
to, opinioins that are tooi radical to please' those
(One is already on,'y too, familiar at ith the spe:ta
,.ie of preacihers, professors anl Inewsp;aper r' riters
who are emlnpelled either to sa,'riltic. their radical
erirceipjles at the behest of th lse \\ho pay their
salaries e.r to give lup the jobs they happeln t hold.
Thits has been moiist strikingl*y il'lustlratldl in the
ease of' I)r. ('Carleton P'arker, of the I niversit', el' ('al i
fornia, who is the head of the State Iui igration
acnl Ihousing (',cnieIission,. and was also State awl
VFe1trral Invie..tgator ineee thle conditions that gale
rise' te the' Iin,\ hii.;tr . i treoll i \V lleatl; . Ifi
his re.port oc tlhose cionditions.s aiel n several ad
elre -se.. that he has given sin.,. .,n thle trial at .lr .
ville'. ie.' poi1ntie. 1l ent tl:lt tih'e a:e sr'. f t,. w11 i iI.
affair were' what lihe de'serilbel as. see.ial. anrI that the
trouble' in all its rainiiieatins was elute to the il
tolerable state' of afflirs existingr ,n tlhe' l)rstl rair-h.
Flurtherfore, he alsoc ex.lre.ssee41 hiilsellf \very sltrongly
in oppositie to t tlhe bruta'. tl'.atlll"le t a,'',,,rdedl to
thie unemploye.l. hoth in ()aklanil aml t i S.rainlnto.
N(\'. while hle w\as aible to get his rieport on tihe
'cenelltlitres of the hip J iallnp nteceplct.ld. ,n ie.'-ll.llt
of the po'itic.al glory that might iaeernie to G;,cvernir
.Johnson's atinirnistration onit the grreriecl that the'
litter might hie. able to ,.ilt cre.lit for the clean-ilt
of ea'iips in this State. the nIr;Ls;t'r cl;as of th it S;ta'e
,'kcnidedl that I)r. Parker had ge ne as far ;as they
inltend'id to let him. aind that the time haue icorne tee
.call him in, or el '' he muist ge, if hi' was nIlt wi'lliir.
to e.,mte at all. The first notet of w'arning to hirm
was sounded in the 4itorieal eolurn cf the S1ran
F'ranre'is'o "Examiner" sever.; week ;ac,,. Thien his
attitudel oni the treatment ,,' -the ierlltployel was
found to, ls. in direct conflict with that of Governor
•JohnsIon. who is on record as endorsing to the full
the( c,,nduc't of the pick-handle braves of Sacramento
at the expenlse of a mob of defenseless and unfor
tnIlate louit-*,f- works.
In adlition too,. it was apparent that if Par
ker's ir'conlruendl:itions \\cre to he put into effect in
all thle ,aiilps of every idescription in the State, it
\\as giiig to ,st the master 'lass quite a consider
a;l,'. sin ofT1' m,,ie.. and as long ;L slaves are plenti
i'll and 'heap. ,l thle masters will not go to what
thli cnsiIder lunnel) essaryv exlIenitluri e for the sake
tf ipr'oiitia;tiing the radlical and humanitarian pro
elivit ls of ,vIin sw.h as 1)r. IP'arker. For them
lthere \as an e.sier \a\. and they promptly set
to unrk to munldy it.
First ,t' all thlire was thei timiie lhonored methtod
of lrirl'?. which des riot l(meanll in this case the
ip;,.vnlet of a sui, of money. Not at ai.. The hop
,.r,,ers' ass, 'iatioi, ini.ludling both the )lursts and
the Ilorsts. simply fell over thenielves in their pro
lestatiii, I,t D)r. I'arker of their willingness to
a1 pt hI is rciot.ntldatlions for the oriming season.
T'Ihi invited thimi to, emieI and visit them. They
t,v \\ ill.ed :,iti and dined himnt. lianquetted and
fted iti.. awil 1toii him what a pity it was that he
hli;l not 'itle' a'i1g strlli'r to poinlt iout to themn
lthe rr'r ,of thir ways and how valuable his sug
,'stions \tIer to save theni frmnt the pit yawning
n ii t, pe tl.d at their feet.
Next. there was the otlheir tiuethliii, of insidiouis ii
t i i I tii i n .
I)r. P'ark.er is a iprofessior if the IUniversity (if
';lifornia. II, lectures there on ELo,ihnies. Gradu
ally snitlie. \\hislperi spread airound the ('Camipust
thatl "I'"rkl. is inoit safe. his Eiconomies are
to s the l,;ast ilnsllulndil."
ihe' leely ,iitis wlii, frequent the hali4s of learn
Ill pass4 I, the wthisper alonig the. line. If students
clase l ;Itte'lln t hI leitures of a P'rofesor. hi'i fees
,littiiti'h. If a l'rfess r nnllllliit ldraw student to
his lict ures I nivr.vrsity autlhorities wil not keep him
in his chair. The preylure was too great. Par
Now he has started a tour of repentance from
Sac.ramento. to make up for his lapse from grace.
Since the publication in "'Harper's Weekly" of an
article by Mrs. Gilmore on the MarysvilPe trial, he
has suddenly discovered that there was no miscar
riate of justice in the sentence passed on Ford
and Suhr, that thetre was no hostile sentiment in the
town of Marysville at the time of the trial. lie has
visited .Marvsvil'r . to whitewash himself before the
elit.e of that city in a speech before the Arts Club.
And he is now aaclainmed with glee by that noisome
sheet the Mary.sville "Appeal." the very sheet. that
Ihe himsIislIf knows to have steadily intlanimed opinion
i, YtbIi (, Ci ty against the prisoners in the weeks
that prece,'ded' the trial, the very sheet that he him
s.elf knows to, have expressed the resentment of the
oflicials and citizens at his own presence as investi
,.,afor iti t Ihe ,irelltINstI iCes of the case.
IIh has colnvenliently forgotten that. since he saw
the lilght he has now sudde.nly discovered that there
is an agitation on foot to get, the verdic.t against
Fordl a;Id Subr reve.rsed. while he is all the well
aIwarel that the case is still to come up for appeal
ill th,, Third l)istrict Appellate Court at Sacra
niwinto,. and that peinding that appeal. Ford and
hSutr are still held in jail at Marysvil'' where he
hiiislIf has recently visited them.
I)r. C(arleton I'Parker. during his inquiry at Marys
vil',". persionally received statement after statement.
duly siiser: heI and sw,.rn. of individuals who had
ibecn ehl for long and weary weeks in jail last
Fall in ,tonection with the Wheat'and trouble. in
s',lii' ilstani.cs ,ion m-rei' sIsplicion. withoult warrant
andlo without hearing. on a simple ('ourt order signed
hI" thei very officials of Yuha (oullnty whom he is
ui.w seeking to whitewash to save him own job. I)r
I';rker also kno.ws the treatment aecorded to help
less prisoners by the Burns thugs hired by the un
speakable l)istrict Attorney Stanwood with whom he
has now gone to consort. Iis report on this phase
CARL E. PERSON.
In the cut opposite is shown our Brother and Fellow-worker, Carl
E. Person, strike secretary of the Illinois Central System Pederation
of Railway Shopmen and Editor of "THE STRIKE BULLETIN,"
the Federation's journal. Person is sitting at a table in his cell, writ
ing, and the Federaton's attorney, Frank Comerford, is looking
through the bars.
Person is under indictment on two charges, one by the "State of
Illinois" and the other by the United States. The "State of Illianis"
charges him with "murder in the first degree" and is trying to hang
him for the Illinois Central Rai'road. The charge of murder grew out
of the killing of one, Tony Musner, ex-chief of po!ee of Clinton, Ill.,
strike-breaker, all-round bad man and thug of the Ilinois Central.
The sending of Musser to hell occurred on December. 30th, 1918, in
Clinton. He had fooled Person from his offiee on a fake call to the
Interurban depot, phoning him that a friend urgently winted to see
him. When Person, who is on'y 26 years old, weighs 130 pounds and
stands five feet, five inches tal,, appeared at the depot and looked
around for his friend, Museer, weighing 220 pounds and standing six
feet, two inches, suddenly jumped on Person from behind cover, bore
him to the ground and beat him nearly to death. Bystanders inter
ferred and pulled Musser off his victim. Carl staggered to his feet,
wiping the blood from his eyes. Just then Mumer broke loose from
his holders shrieking that he would kill Person and jumped for him.
Carl managed to draw his pistol and shot the b.oodhound dead. Then
the "State of Illinois' stept in, jailed Person and charged him with
"murder in the first degree" for defending his life. That's the way
the "State of Louisiana" handed it to the Lumberjacks in the Grabow
Tria\ That's what the "States" call "impartial justice" and "up
holding law and order." But the charge of murder not only falls in
that Person was only defending his life when he killed this bloodhound,
but also it falls on the ground that to commit murder one mast frl
kill a Human Being, and a gunman is not a human being. Yet the
"State" holds Person and will try to hang m ind asd fl the ''taeis
fails, the United States will step in and try to send him to the pen
for 35 years on a charge of "misuse of the mails," said "misuse"
being the telling of the truth about that sainted aggregation of Inter
national bandits called the I!'inois Central Railroad, alias the "Old
(Carl Person is a Social Prisoner, a workingman through whose
person the capitalists are seeking to strike terror into ALL the UNIONS.
What are YOU going to do about it, especially YOU RAILROAD
(Get buy. The "trial" is soon on. Send all funds to CARL E.
PERSON, BOX "D," CLINTON, ILL.
of the proceedings in connection with the Marys
vile trial has never seen the light of publication.
Perhaps he will now be able to tell the world why.
Of course the citizens of Marysville never person
aPl'y told him that there was prejudice against the
hop-pickers. Considering his position as Federal
and State investigator, was it likely that they would.
Besides, an individual or a community is always un
conscious of bias or prejudice.
One thing he has succeeded in doing for which
we are truly grateful. He has again aroused the
dormant interest in the case of Ford and Suhr,
which comes up for appea\ in July next. And re
gardless of either the opinions of Dr. Parker, or
his masters, the agitation for a reversal of that ver
dict will still go on. Meanwhile we now know where
Better an open enemy than a false friend.
And now the authorities of MarysviWe are welcome
For verily he has sold himself for a mess of
WHY NO MAY DAY CARTOON.
Fellow-worker hlall-I am very sorry to disappoint
you. hbut I will be unah'e to furnish the May Day
Cartoon. I'm stuck out here in an infernal damned
place, where drawing is impossible. Am working
in a hole in the ground which is supposed to con
tain lead. Also we carry our food in here on our
hacks. which is anything but an easy task.
In a coup'e of months, though. I'll be out of here.
then I'll send . ,ui some more cartons.
Yours truly for the One Big Union,
lHow long the present system will flourish depends
on the patience and stupidity of the working people
The extermination of any certain power depends
on the force of the opposing power.