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BIG VICTORY AT TUCSON.
('4 . lteru.ltitn Workers (Spanish) Inlustrial I'nion
l,.ll) No. :347. 29!1 M1eye., Ntreet. lTuscll. Ariz.:
l"ranucis, c . Il. Valez. Secretary. Well! That's l:iil
.io,, :! Andii a', Rebels please taket lntiet that Tuesoln.
Ariz.. is on tihe lap. aind it happened iin less than
ttoi days. FI'ollowig is a short review:
)(i the' Imiorninllg tof the. 16thli 4f April. theilt workers
elliigi edl iin l aVing tilhe streets of 'Tiue..ti for the
Arizona Asphalt I'aVinig ('Ci. were no titied that their
wages w.re lut frloIIt $1..t to, $1.541 for ai n ine-holr
lay. Tlhell things tbgali. inside- of ttwi houtirs all
,lhstrl n'ciionl work was shut dl,,\'n niuli a 0.all hy te'v"
tr;la ll li ai Irginizter lwas roe..i'iv.ed tby the ltoc'al
I,re. which was itt laiid o er, as tlihe nmext ilitoriLing
at 11:: 1 Fel'low-worker I 'endll.ttlllt arrived anid a;fter
getting facts together aialed a .beitingii fing -r 3: i. In.i
It wvIVer. at 12 o'e'i vtk lie landed in jail, but was
tllirellnl loose at 53 t'eloek atlief thold tol getl the Not. 1
triiii \litehi leaves lt 5:25 . ii. . (See.; last week's
V'ii.e I . Iiiiiinu diati'ly (ii l''iilhnlef ii '. airrival hack<
l, 'lihenixi. Ie'l'itw-tiorker .1. Miller stairted(l tt" and
th,inde ,l ill ' l'liT s ii on Stniiidav. fglt Ile, strikers Ito
c.ttter ln ld a ihIli nieetini., iil that evening wiredtl
Mi., heaiqiarhter's fir ia ehar.ier. i"rolli that
tI ni, until 'hiursilay it was niotlhiig bilt strikes fail
it, re tikes. vii the l I ,inlriil'vy wotrke'r, t ent , tni
lllnl got a 2. 5 ;i-"ts rais'l a ay byll it. Tlo', sitire o
''ire s.peiail tops were storni in to keep disorder.
Vig'illantel s .ere alst iin ordller, ut iii sp ite of thie
tIih st rike wass set t let i the ntileuads o th' st rikers.
$12.1t fur hloursl. pick and shoivel cnt'ier e' tie r!i
ots. $...2 for ' hoiuir. The two ill'ors auil htotiirs
Iha by this t lne eilln ii a watehtril a nttinu Il'
.\il iia n, aill I lilt' ftl lowill ig Satiliit lay minu ost I hi
.strikers we're lbaiCk to wotrk. The chalirter arrived I
oi tiiutllinda the Iinth. when all ards on hand werei'
issued. 45. and moillil st mplils ilnd sipplits sentll for.
atille there are .tsome 24(N) waiting for lards. F'ellow
wti rker .I. Miller is ntow hack hieret again and expects
to hit soili mintiing cainip next. as there are seve'ral
Miilling companiies only paying $2 00 and $2.54). and
lithey ertaiii, ire ripe ftr organiziation and edua
tion. Moitre netws next week. Wateh the 1. W. W.
grlow ii Arizolnai. Nt iore' filnln.iial ai.sistanie
Nignted : I'. I'. I't n,// tol., H1. PIt ury, .I. .lllh r,
PI ress ( 'tolniii ttee.
\, cerling to tihl, ('arison 'ity "Dail" Appeal"
e'llIihot-wi urker M. II. Ir'esttnii has litibeen orderilI pil
rhled by t ll. litiil tif it - tl llrs. (4, vti'nlor (l)Itliter wias
the li. tlii' 't o t le vo ;ig tist ti lip parlI'.
Tuhe AtJorlitv 4(;t'nral il' lthe Statn' iof' Ne'valda
,hlinilt,4 I it s , i li' i nlli util in that ill view itf the flt' l
(hiat I're :einl \\v s nilt being pari ll ii tlel hulnt only piii
r,,h,,. ald w ln I remn l ini iliileter th ie ir'is.llihtimln (if'
till. bolirdl. itierefore. it nlirjnity cote waV s sillielrlit.
'Ii'e readitirs ilf' 'ih. \'hVice will mre'iiiiher that Fe'l
l,w-wo'rkeor I'restni slihot a i'restauant keIepe'r iin (4hl
tihhl. Net.. in 190l6. 'l'restoni , s ltowutltitown as
hi ns,,,... age1 for thi, (;i,'llliehlis Minnrr" I ' ion.
whvliich ias klinown as ani I. WV. WV. uiuiiti1. Silvia. lthel
re'stiliaurant keepe'ir, hadl rleftise' $) to ,la a girl waitress
her wagesi.; strike' aui ;e h y.ott i',lltowed.
W'hile I''restioi was i'rlieviing a picke't dtliir'ing noo
hioiu'. Silviahi riushed itl hi i witi h a guili: the tither
teik it rul il iliy l I'i 'stltni stitoil hiis grtl lil ;illl
l'hir Iii slt'iii -efe.li. ii'tire l ht i ;i li ll . l n ia h a l r,.
w 2, ~aii si tt r si 'i ,'tnit l tli'guii-. . li rilir.l tiih tIi ' w .
i Gii il'li lhlu l ii I niirlln'l . t \ l iilo . g ilit t'i t- li, -
il,, i,: iiut tl.. ,h ll Wll! Poii l iiii. it t'',a tlii 'ill kI tiltt
to ai i elr 'i, Ilrs , itlo ' v ti . .isaillitit t. hill . i.
i .all ki ki ii ilit i lItr i'n" a t iitn ii ti i l . v lin.'V '. . 1i,
hitii ~v I ',h l k tk ti o 1ist ahr ti gl' i ,,. t hi0, ,'i nt-'
itiat tinl t *ii ii iliig. lt's tiht , it tit\it ui ri.ni niti r tihor
all kt i k il itI an d in it il lh , 1. 1V. V. Aii .
S. D. LOCALS NOTICE.
Wiorkt'rs itt thl' \V'irhl held a m'otising iiit'i-iig ito thto
2;th ' Apr'.t anlit1. iii the eictirso' iif huuiiiii-ss. ludliipttld
iit-iiinhuirs takn iitt the lateal shall ht- ni'itt',-l ihi
t ,uk- hl the niuinilor itin int'niht'rshiIp hatik ,tr i-artI.
irs ai i lit t his to troitt'u'l tht'ii foiili tilt' hliossi's
stiil iigit'iis. Sii'h rule will 'i-iuslt' iurt- w ti'ko',r.s
i1 it' ht lite t'amint'.l for inlhimg so. At this ilmeetitgili a
,,in.ill , illhtti'tn iwim ,,as takt'n iup fur ( harlit' ('line ti,
II. I". Jturr<rrw. .. . :19in.
\\hthtir tin Vhlmo wondeilt'rs fritnt plai-o' Itt pla''t' is n
ti.:ihiitp ' n.s. If ht' has tloil y It'e is a tiiiirist. if
itt tilt vlitlfihi ndiid 1i1111 tramilp.
fih, 1 . Pt ix Ih. ltuIrraq.
It 's great t,. he a lu,'er,.jack. ,to wtork in tlhe' edar
i'o %k atch the forest giants fail. most certain'ly is
.\1I to, watch thi lots 4,1 the Iriver. a. they leap t(o
ithu h'en ,io art' clriPpled or drw,itdd. they senlld to
t"(i'J for nlmort'.
l'hl. .;aI, IIbsses wor'ry little how many they drown
N., miatter how many Imnit it take.s. tile ,ltogs nmust go
to the mill.
'ior the mills tlhey laki' thli nel.v. allll ltnd ' themoney
iiak.es the man,
Sot we keep tihe mills a 'rruluing, and kil't. what men
Soi thlt' rich imay liv and the ipoor nmay dit.e; that's
thlie only rule.
W\ slhoutl worry h,,w imany a .jac'k gotes .tIown. he's
o11 a working fool,.
.I nlhi it, yv,,iir harness.; 11ut on)l y.,our old cnaulk
A.\n w.' II shove,\ through ten thousaind imore so the
It.os.s ,an have his booze.
No matter if you're( hit. with a choker. or c.it in
two with a linte.
Th'iere's al\ays a ftool t ilk, yotur pilate, in this
I.igg.ing life subhlilet.
Sto hlustle oIys, get a move oil; get thl' logs out, but
An.l whetn you're a hundredI thousand years of age,
you'll, Ihe rich as a llimb)er Baron.
ALBERT WILLIAMS WANTED.
F. llw-worker Bill (;oodman.' Box 14. Empire.
re., w ouMhl ',ike to hear from Albert Williais. foir
.me.rly of ('oings. ('al.. Local.
CASTILE SOAP BUBBLES
AND GIDDY UNONS.
The Eeel and the Kipper have attached them
sI.lv.'s to anot)her "iioni," or rather two of them,
this tine' the "Marilne Firetmien, Oilers and Water
'l'Tnders' I'nion of the Atlantict and (JGil'f" and the
"'Eastern and (lullf Sailors' Association." Also it
is repo'rted that they have their eyes fixed on sev
eral other otflinl societies with which they hope to
make ta decent living off the suickers that are born
It looks sorter like an industrial unioi of officers
again.st a craft organized rack aid file frnm the
new\\s we are getting froml-l tlhe different ports re
gi ardlii ig lit' anltis of thest a',leged "labor leaders."
We guelss that lietwei't.l their . ') industrially organ
iI.,i offic and bosses the Se'amiiei \\%ill have a
heltluva time of it. hut what is a lRalik and File for
I' IInot to ';ie for sharks anid vamipires'
IIll not satisliedtI \wfitl ;ll the honotrs and in ident
a. hl'eaped upoltn tlhim Iy the Sions tof the Forecastle,
th' Et'l alndi thle Kilpper have lle'l lml' e'xt't'ceeding bad
i'lln and Ion April 23 and 24 made an attactk oni See
re'tlary I)ai (;riflin of the M. T. W.; g()t the worst
,t it : then rlslhet l lt) t hll. Central Tradetl and
I i;ttlir tc',il atd de'iiiim'ded "')ro iteciotn;" then,
it is s;i(, ii. l tfit' lite I)elartment and t emanded
lit', "'i'rli, ht ti 'arrt i ,uis." All \\we ha've gt to say
i '. nt' iti(,'f lrtilitist to stalt f'tr ('astilt. biddy,
lilml(,' ;or )> t ,ohr lhunll.h ,)" thslib)lla (ne)),.rs a.,ssault
)I ii ,,i' imiilrs anliI gifttiuig II wlay with it if we eni
hell t. t '. T. ;m l i, (. ('. or li '. T. it ,. ('., guns
ot, gl,' ns An t th.v itt'iln't fhiik they t'ali 'y
amy lre'misi' itl whi'ih to MI'lI IEIU any itf tiur fel
it V-witlrk't'rs till Il" flI ky "'seil'f-i fhr'nst''" ' leaa. either
It is ,t gini.g with thli 1. W. W. You sharks put
fr skiilliiig St'Nlllt'il is tivir at)il tnt' with. TIll'S
S.\I"T"11 TIlE oNE I1l1; I'NION.
HOW TO HELP THE VOICE.
',,i t "' thit'ti it i it into diuring flhit hard fight
intl ,,I" tlh," iast year. As Iont! os it is in 4,)bt it is
i, vleuqtr. Abtiuti $3(hi \ will t'l'ar it anii leave a
t -~! , onlI, th IolIlar fur Flivt' Thret' Mttnth
l'i'tiaidl Sihtt'a rils ,r as many mlir'e as th'vy ar'l This
sirt if, nlittill wotbthl lit' far lt'ttelr thali ditmnatittns.
< who h w,' ill hut refus'. tiyi l),'ht 1 1s it wtuilt nwit
will. atl lit' t'ir,.iilaitin is whit we want abt\'o' all
Ti str,,i't lit 1h 1 all rliting. w'' make this uffir: we
havi', tin ha nil ' few Six Mitnth Plrejtaid Subt'ards;
Its lon is thi. ' l Ist Wi ' w\ill .sell them fit yiuti at
T/,r , f,,r hit' I)t'.l, ".
l~astly. lllaki' it !iu"' lbusint.ss tit see that .'(ur
loal pays ifs a,.'',ilit with Thit Viet. regularly and
Irmntilyl f,'r we i'ted w''eklvy ,,r hi-wetkly remit
Hailes ft kt'u'p things going.
ly Alla,# McDonald of Edmonton.
Bly far the most serious problem that confronts
the working class of this continent (and of the world
for that matter) at the present time, is the problem
of unemployment. The working class of the United
States and Canada have suffered more, starved
longer, and in greater numbers this past winter,
than ever before in the history of this country, and
at present conditions are actually getting wbrse.
The unemployed army, already well up into the mil
lions, is steadily growing, while the masters are
boasting that this coming sutmrmer they are going
to break the record of emigration from abroad into
Last week over three thousand men were dumped
into the city of Winnipeg from Europe, while thou
sands are walking the streets idle in every city of
the Last Worst West of Canada.
Little or no work will be provided for the slaves
until harvest time.
Then what will happen. With hundreds of thou
sands of workers already on the'prairies, hundreds
arriving every day from lboth coasts, East and West,
thousands more on their way across the pond?
This is what will happen: The harvest hands will
he working sixteen hours a day for $1.50 per; un
less ORGANIZED. It is claimed by Jim Hill and
others that the prairies of North America are the
bread basket of the world. Last summer the har
vest slave tilled the basket to overflowing, and he
the slavev. stadved last winter. By his, and his abil
ity alone, to fill this basket, the harvest slave holds
within the hollow of his hand to make or mar tde pie
card of a great portion of the world's population.
Ilerein lies our economie power.
Then let us strike, and STRIKE IIARD. The
nmasters have not spared us. the workers.
Willfully, ruthlessly have they. permitted us to
starve, while they wallow in luxury. Let us resolve
that if we have got to starve anyway, a large por
tion of the world will starve with us.
Let us deride that if this bread basket is to be
filled. that it be tilled on OU:R terms.
Let us DE('II)DE for (not demand) an eight-hour
dayv; let the harvest hands detlaere for a wage of not
less than .$3.(0) i'e da(l. and show the bosses that it
will pay them to grant it. IIOW ? Not by striking
,off the jolb and quitting, but by striking on the job,
and sticking. We have been philosophizing about
sabotage long enough. Let us get into practice. One
or two determined nmen on a threshing crew can.
not only induce Ihe outtit to cease operations at the
et'pliration of eight hours, but they can, if need be,
indlee it to cease.
Let its see what an eight-hour $3.00 day will mean
to the workers. It rlequires at least 200,000 men to
harvest the wheaet e.rop of the Western prairies.
Working on an avetrage of twelve hours per day,
I'duciu.lg the' uork day to, e'ight "hours, means the em
po.Vlmelt of onel' hundred thousand imore hands
'I heii 1I.I0 ilce'l for'. say 30 days, at $3.00 per
dlagv. 'equals $!)9.,4 4I.l)l Ihlmore that the workers will
have feor dlues and doughnuts next winter. And in
a;dIlition. and of far more lasting importance, the
e'ff'c'c't that a imovemen'lt olf this kind would have in
carrying thile spirit ,of revolt and cerganization to
So let all Rebels get :bulsy. You mlight as well
work or starve' on the prairies, as starve elsewhere,
feer tlhe Iaste'r has loc'ked the' fac.tory against us.
Ity Iwskinlg at ycr rtp youe will see that we hold
the, str;ate'g'tic' pcsiti4con. With Kansas City and the
('it. ef ()lleahi te tlhe siitlh, with P'ortland, Spokane,
Se'cttlc alnd Vag'iceve'r to the we.t, Edmonton and
';lgarv on the' nctih. Winnipeg, Duluth, Minneap
clis andl ('hic'agc, te the east, entirely surronding
lihe whe'at fielhis. aucln witlh I. W. W. Locals in all
the.se. ciiftl''.rent cities, we' have a splendid opporti
nitly to slce''ssfully ciarry ,cut this prposmition.
We. hlave' twee Ililclcths v"et Ieefore' us. In that time
Iy t lie scprt'alding cf lMaflets. by agitaticn. and by a
c'cllttillle, es se''ies (cf artie'les in our press, we c'an
spre'adl this pirolagandla to the llarvest Hands.
New as spae'' will not le'rtlit me to deal with this
neatter aely furthe'r at the prese'nit timne. I will close
Iby reque'stinli ether lce'als and fellow-workers to let
uis hear tliheir ojintioin ,n the subjet't in Solidarity
cletcI The Voice.
A CASE FOR THE STERILIZERS.
lThe Mellting l',et klocws cf a case right now that
scine c of the' sulrge',els might ge, after. A fe'w years
awe ,a a llarently' hyalthe y English girl was nmarried
, a ,e'ge'ne'rate.. Thhey ha;et' six c'hillren already
antd the ILrdl kncws hIw many mIcre' they are likely
t halicv'. as it is a neectrious fac.t that creatuires of
this 'hlass Ire','el like rilhhis. One c'hill died at
hirth. t)f tlhcse livinig twe are def and diumbiii, andl
lanothecr ce. is said tc, be ralpidly goinl the samnie way.
Eve'ry last ,nee' oef the c'hihlrc'n are' cu'rrently reported
te Ie wveaklings in omied and hclay. The' father of
theet.s' chihlr Ion is iene-,i'cnt, le abslutelyv we '
work. inld dece'ndls en clblic' charity fer a living. It
cck.s like n,,cthin g shert ,,f a surrgical cperation can
stelc him fretm hringinn, into the weirll a lot mocre
de.geiierahtes like himself. If the dctcrs want tc doe
the'ir hllety in this c;taS th.y .n asily findc th ft fellow
he's the King of Spain.
A SMALL FARiMEW APPEAL.
A ave of orgaqization is now 'on ammg the
small farmers throughout the timber belt of Louis
iana wl4o are going into the One Big Uniom,- the
I. W. W. Keep up the GOOD work until you ad
vance in organiaation to a point where it opels
SOLIDARITY. Then you will be in a position to
take over the BIG MACHINE and NOT allow it to
swallow you without salt, which it will surmmly do
unless you are prepared to meet it.
When the time comes for you to take it, TAKE IT
and operate it in the interest of your wives aad
children and not for a few bloated parasites and
apoplectic bond holders.
As soon as -a local union is formed take for your
slogan, "prompt and regular meetings with full at
tendance of all members." This is aobIoltely im
perative in order that you may be drilled and ready
for action. No army or navy would think of at
tempting to capture an enemy unless they were well
drilled and disciplined in tae taeties of physical
warfare. Organization followed by regular drills in
the union hall is just as important among the L
W. W. locals because the ultimate aim and purpose
of the I. W. W. is to take over the means of pro
duction and distribution, which embrates land ana
machinery, etc., and operate same in the interest
of the workers instead of those who toil NOT.
The working farmers represent the backbone of any
commonwealth although they have always been ex
ploited to "a queen's taste," and in many instances
spat upon. Remember, that "the powers that be"
owe their existence to economic control. Economic
Sontrol precedes political or any other control. First,
get your economic organization on the .job, the One
Big Union, which gives you the economic base, and
then you are in possession of the "whole cheese."
This economic contral can be attained with the
very simple remedy known as "direct action."
All you working farmers in the Timber Belt of
Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi should push or
ganization as rapidly as possible because in a few
more years the timber thieves "will have made a
barren desert of the grand forests of the South.
Then if you are not organized and fully prepared
that is the time the big machine will come to the
front and put you out of business like the great
transportation companies did the individual freight
The treeless acres will all be fenced in with barbed -
wire. Some will be used for cattle and hog ranges,
others for farms tilled by the machine and peon
labor imported from slave nations even worse than
OUR slavery. You and your family would be left
out in the line between the wire fences to starve.
You who are the rightful heirs to ALL those broad
By perfec' organization you can "turn the tables
on them." and put those who have and would con
tinue to rob you in the lane and down the road to
sonime healthier place-in overalls.
Organization means life and freedom, lack of it
means weakness, slavery and death.
In conclusion, I urge all small farmers and wage
workers to rally to their colors. Remember, "Pro
'rastination is the thief of time," and "the night
c,ometh when ii mIn can work." "Make hay while
the sun shines" and "in peace prepare for war."
In.cribe upon your banner LAW IS MIGHT.
Mitght is riglht.. The world for the strong and brave
anl to hell with cowards.
Vernon Parish Farmer, an I. W. W.
MORE PAY, EASIER JOB.
Say. you boneheads, scissor bills and brush-mon
keys. will you NEVER wake up?
I was at a place last night where those around the
mnill who got $3.(P) and up sat around the boiler
ron. smoked and told stories on the cold, 'bitter
days while the small-pay yaps stood to their guns
,on the job and nearly froze to death. One of the
latest s.chemes of the Timber Thieves is to put high
speed machinre in all planing mills and double the
work for tLI. samen pay. That's "efficiency." You
should .l'ric, for "efficiency," so you will please
youllr duir master.
It's no use. but, let us pray. W.M. Witt.
lBuitte l'ropagandla League, I. W. W., has moved
from 236; S. Main Street to 115 Ilamiltom Street.
All Rebels coming this way give us a l)kup.
lMail for the following is at League's Hleadquar
ters and will be forwarded ullpon notification.
.lJohn Murray.. Pl'aul Schneilider. Kelly Blhwk, Mike
l),,na,l. ('has. Sodlcrling. II. C. Baird. Walter Leew.
.J. A..lohnson. . Lioni lnmnack, Tilden Collar. M. A.
Jule.. John l'eltc. Leech MI. Noioga. Isidore Soto,, C.
II. S,.hw.ider and Harry M.1Guc(kin.
John Low, Secretary.
DETROIT'S NEW HEADQUARTERS.
IA,.al 16I. l)etroit. Mic·h. has moved its headquar
ters to, the Hlilsendegen Building, corner Monroe and
Library A\v+enues. Entranc·e at number 12 Library
. v,. Street and shop meetings have been started.
A', footise Rebelis welcome.
A. C. Christ, Sec. No. 16.