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Liberty for All Labor's Loyal Sons!
.~ .w n you r exmtn1 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 S" Q t .. 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 iimasters. (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 ker fell. 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 I log." (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 WpRKERS? (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 he stands. Better an open enemy than a false friend. And now the authorities of MarysviWe are welcome to him. For verily he has sold himself for a mess of pottage. 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, Albert Walen. 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.