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On the ti,3;il,51r2 farms in the 'uited States there
are about four million wage hands, two and one-half
milliou tenants and thesev. 'ith the wageleau work
ersl, and chillil slaves, and small fannrmers who work
their laInds. itake up a working lxoly of adults of not
less thaln 15,4N1.I004H.
Industrial Ilioisni. taffiliation with a united
woirking class comprising all essential society is our
tily salvation.
In 179, w bleen I saw the aetual grower of corn
ie'ivinlg in Sollthe'rn Illinois feor his share but 8 cents
a Itushel. :,anl wheni I saw working farmers in Cen
tral Mississippi pay ing $1.60) or twenty times as much,
in othller words, playing 20 1 ays ftor the product of
:Ilanotht.r for ione. day. It Iiteraine certain to me that the
soleittion of our trohiles lay outside of our own or.
C(o-op,lerationll in rtoduction,. the plan on whicth we
%%ork here,, may give relief, but the l olution is in con
Irol of ilniustrites l? tlhe. workers. The 1. W. W. plan
I al in ftavor of. It is the ontlly logical plan of ac
etoni. * * The la ws and th l ('on.,aitutio ln back of
the' hIms ~ere, imiade for property. We' ali gain no
relicl' li,? estalllished legality. but we call legalize'
aiiionIIg uill'ti\Se't our moral right tto the full enjoy
uuelil' ,t' all Iet. wtealthI we produle. Yet rememiber
we' iiist assolcate inlldistrially to exist or toe receive
leefli I' frolim the u;,whine systei aid e'onomici distri
}lImIoell. laalbor rcos of eixchlange lust hIn one of our
1rilniplal leiianiIuls. 'To set'cure this we milust he in
ithle Illinll with all workers. who, luist our Iproduntsls or
% Ilhose"' )lhrtiie'ts we ulint'.
p'he. Iroce'ss otf orgaiizinug is simple. Thert' is 11no
col1lpreltouslt farm work.rs' union in existe'nce. We
iuist organize. ourselv's. A fe'w of us here in lIay
St. ouisil. Miss.. are anxious to eoimbilne' with all
others. We\ start with simple ltnion, as all things
W\' 1o01r1 1 II nI'leui li (lo othetrs elsewhere. We'
ell, ill our poverty uis the liiails, giver a ill initiative
righ t. anlal Iby re'l'.renlilhl1l lllake' theli rules by which
Wet are goveriled.
My articleh inn No. 71 of The \'Vice coti'aelins eniiough
of our princt'iples.
Ilitre I hands, small /fuarm, rs. cIt nians, r'yrele'ss
arl.', r.~ o/" theI 'farms, if you like those princ'iples.
miiake organlize'rs of yourselves anilI write to it'e. Eu
.liose' ptstage'I anlld Ole otf usi will act as seertetary Intill
one4 e'ali Is'e e'lec'tetl .
()rgaii ize as workers, giving lio coinsidelration to
prcI'.rlty. I'ent. inte'rent., wages. all p)rofits are' the'
things ol)'I are fighting againsllt.
Tihe ownership of a homlle oIr tle' land oin which
eone woe'rks Imlakes Io one' an exploliter.
We' mIIust Iluit this fool tightinll among ourselves.
this dividing the' workers into castes and eaemies.
OrKanize' whlere y(lou rianm. ()rganize. inhisntrially
witll tihe Workers of tlie Worl I.
Itay St. 1,ouis. HIiss. "Fred F're,. mat.
'hlf Ihl.lak Ilake Illelne.r ('omplany eamp is ripe for
organization. This' a111111 is ahboult four miles from
( ;qeliellil. Ia.
Owing to had il tnalgermelt the logging department
lof the illack ILake' Inllln'r Co. is ini ai dep'l)orable ttil
lt1ionu. Til'e 1hbosses are almst wil l beaause it seims
a:s Ih 'ariip will lo. st'veral thousand dollars worth
, t iniller on eIoe'ut oif lnot InIg able to get their
ral iroadll ear ollgh to log tlhe tiiiimber before' the' c!in
Irarit l'iin Ielee. They hiive' st'it allneihe'r eiamp bully
mtlh here' i r11 , IhrOls's ttI (lit ,'itgt'S oll the Int of the
Ilnlilth. sii as to iieakt' the lelti 1iay tl'r the loss of the
11111el'r. .lle hIas ('IIt the blacksliith's wlage.s. whei has
sliit. sec \w' er' e e.xIH'ttingl a sln;h ill Iiimest niiII tinme to
take his pilae'e.
'rhiere lie no 0nioni lilmte till f lit' job, lett we have
r:lIi s et llhig al e le)lt a salh 'at that hais helenl known
to |ut ; hess lhri legh the wntsltl faster thaln a grey
hillw ,''ll Iun t a rahlit through a briar iateh.
'We ar' 11" ; \iils eifr So/lle I. W. W. ie'n to droI p in
.1 ',e ,s siln,' joithlters alelult hianllinig the t'at. as
a i,' \\,' Ill gIlt (e . Olle' e very awkward things, if
{ \e,. . tle. i' ol thlie Ih I. W. i. lap. Local 5$t
aS oPe'lh'l ,'adquliarte'ls at tilc East h"eitirth stre't.
Ii,,. I-'' tie. niiw hall hloated .h lh I e iiitlustrial center
,,If It.i ,iti'. .\All native worke,'s. t.lsicially singers,
ailm'u'. \o ' pittiton [ihiilotsoJht.rs uiee'tle(l.
I'atrick Ilhaly. \who t as rc'e1,ttly e.xle.elletl f mni the
''rtza Ii itiit . (1a1 has b1n rt'einstate'eda I lit' regular busi
Ip"c mIe'i'I' of. lstius. rei3l.... lVa sllr. I. ('.. oI th
it nlowli th' lille tIlI'It spteake,'rs ;lll live wires are
1 R; E\TI'IY let'e'tle' htere.
.tI r!. R. I.*',ml, r. ta , Se. 're te, tor:22
On and ifter June 1st, if there is no majority ob
jection, all standing matter, with the exeeption of
one column, will be cut put of The Voice. This will
give us space for about 3000 more words of new
reading every week, but it will also necessitate rais
ing the price of The Voice in bundle orders to the
In the United States or Canada: Orders for 10 or
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weekly IN ADVANCE, 2 cents per copy. Orders
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TEN or more copies paid trn weeks in advaunce,
I 3-4 cents per copy.
Will please take notice hereof and advise us before
June first how many copies they will take weekly at
the rates given above and remit for issue No. 74 of The
Voice at the price of 2 cents per copy, where they
ipay weekly.
Covingto HallU.
SWEET IlOME FRONT, May 12, 1914.
Everything is getting along very well out here now.
The strikers are all farming and going to church and
having a good time.
The company is well pleased, as they are getting
enuf logs to run half time--whey they have a saw that
will cut. They also have plenty of meni, such as they
aire, but it takes 35 to run the steel gang now, where
18 used to be the limit.
The seasl are getting mighty nice to the Union
men out here, too. The other day they put off a
parcel of beans at the tramin crossing with the inscrip
tion on thenm, "This is for the UInion men; we don't
need them; they do." (Many thanks)..
Yes, we know we are hungry sometimes, but there
is one thing we are proud of, and that is-when u'c
meet c anyi ' 'we mut them like iun, witl a clean con
.cic-nnuac and a smile on nutr faces. We are not curs.
We have never scalbed on our chlae nor toted guns
for the bosses, nor stolen milk from baby bottles. We
arc rnot like scabs who, when they get out in' conm
painy, stand around like an old hen half-cocked, ready
to hop into the feed trough but smared to for fear
sonice one will say shoo (or scab) and look like a keg
of sourkrout or a gallon of pickled cucucoon.
Also I think you are slhort with your beans, as
there are about 100 union men around here, and 25
cents worth of beans will not go very far with them
If I was scabbing for the immnense sum of $1.60 a
day and paying 25 cents per pound for meat and
$l.tNI for automatic pistols, I would buy the hungry
people a whole sack of beans, and so help the boss
from going broke. But there's one thing I wish you
scals would tell inc: Why is it a strike breaker wants
the "'honor" of breaking a strike and right on the
other hand lie gets insulted when men further honor
hium by calling himn by his correct name-A DAMN
SCA B? E. M. Barton, Jr.
Straws show which way the stream flows. The a~ct
of these dirty armed skunks in chunkning off that
sack of beans and labeling it "For the I'nion men,
may not at first glance and to, the uninitiated look
Iharmnful, but to those who have seen these low-browed
Weast.'~ in action it pri'its th/Iy are huntiung troublc
If they succed ill starting it ice hope thic wuorking
mnun ond farmcrs of (Grant will finish it for them and
thc bossy's, too.
Then,. we suppase. OU'R men will be rushed to jail
agaiin, and again we will hear that poor little old
pat.'nt-insides that mooches its way thru the United
States mails ulnder thet high-sounding title of "The
Colfax Chronicle'."' howling some more about ''impar
tial justice'," and offering to prove it by inviting The
V'oice to conti to ('olfax and get thrown into jail
for defending his OWN PEOPLE against the rotte(,
Carlpethbaggers and ScHalawags of the Lumtber Tnrust.
Our adlvice to the workingmen, women and farmers
is for themu to put the SOCIAL BOYCOTT on Jim
BHall's human hounds at Sweet Hlome Frnmt, that is,
when TIHEY come into church or anywhere else. YOt'
get uil and walk out. let these traitors to their class
associate, dlance. drink and play c.ards with the bosses.
deputy sheriffs and Burns defectives. Also, don't
forget that the (Constitution of the l'nitedl States
gives you the "right to keep anld hbear arms" and
to I'SE them in defense of your LIVES. HOMES
and LIBERTIES. I'nles "th. State of Lounisiana"
sees fit to disarmn these hellions of the Luntwr Trust
and cea.se issuing them deputy sheriff commissions.
you reform the C'lans of Di.ri, andl defend yourselves
and families,. holding the s/eriffs hereafter directl!
and lurrsonall, rslponsible for the acts of their depo
ties. Don't let the lumber Trust blacklist all the
white and clored m,,,n out of Louisiana and fill up
the State with a lot of lousy, curs in human fornm.
Enlf is enuf.
SBy ims L.N.r MaBrids.
f Charles Edward ssll in a stirring speech em
II May Day deounoeed war and treatment of Colorado
a strikers by the government, and saidl part:
S "I will not take a single step toward Mexrie, to
e participate in this inndefeasible murder for all the
conscript laws that can be passed.. If that be sedition
make the most of it.
"I love my flag if stands for liberty, freedom, dem
ocracy and the rights of mankind; but if, under any
r flag, human rights are trampled in the dust and it is
d used to cover inhumanity and murder, then I say
n such a flag is nothing but a filthy rag."
r- Resolutions calling on the workers of the whole
country "to rise up in holy wrath and indignation,
e, and stop the great wheels of industry until peace is
restored in both countries, and the workers are in
sured the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of hap
piness," were unanimously adopted.
Following the resolution by the Socialists, there
"e were tableaux by the children of the Socialist Sunday
at School, and dancing.
Ie The next day a Washington paper came to the
ry front with the news that the fair name of the Capital
City had been soiled. To think that here, in the
capital of the United States, such an outrage could
be committed, and the heavens refuse to fall! What
are we coming to
Yes, the speech of the Socialist was a very rude
and unpatriotic thing, and we all stand with heads
bowed in shame, but-the Washington papers had
v. Iothing to say about the shame of the Capital City
id when, on the day and during the night that that
august body of men, commonly known as United
ag States Senators, were in session wrangling as to
at whether or not they would support the President in
,y his Mexican policy, one of the august ones was loll
re ing in his chair so full of corn whiskey that he could
hardly sit up, and during the night session he had
In reached the stage where he insisted on clapping his
a hands at the remarks of a colleague and was called
p- to order by the chair. The chair being occupied by
't the senator of the pink whiskers in the absence of the
Vice President.
re The tanked senator got unsteadily to his feet, and
'c amid the snickering of the galleries, which were pack
`- ed with the public and visiting diplomats, made his
w. way to the chair and threw his arms around the pre
pas siding officer and said something in his ear, and
It after carreasing him in maudlin way, was help out
n- of the chamber of the United States Senate, where
ly he was making such a spectacle of himself.
ar Another senator from ai Western State was tank
,g ing up steadily, and after the all-night seMsion, in
which war was voted on. the workers of the United
as States and Mexico licked up so much booze that he
U5 was absent from his office for three days.
n Did you hear the papers howl?
a Not so you could hear it.
u The following letter is published at. the request of
to Fellow-worker Ed. Rowan. SeciRtary L. IT. 69:
he SALT LAKE CITY. May 2. 1914.
ir Voice of thie People, New Orleans, La.:
N t(entlemen--On .January 10th, 1914, .1. G. Morri
ron, ex-policeman, was shot at 9::31) p. m. in his gro
c.ery store by two masked men, in Salt Lake City,
Utah. His son was also shot, but is supposed to have
wounded one of the men first. Another son claims
et to have heard the shots and reached the store just as
at the masked men were running away.
Four days later at the house of his friends, seven
ik miles front Salt Lake City, J.h Hill was arrested on
d informationl of a 1)r. Bird, who drove him to Eselius'
Shome about 11:30 p. nm. the night of the murder. lill
g- stated to the d(hitor who attended hint that he had
id ~ten shot at the house of a friend because the friend
thought he had insulted his wife and that he did not
il want anything said as he knew the friend did not
li mean it.
d Another son of the (lead man claims to have iden
he tified lill. Yet as the men were mnasked I don't
r- think much of the identification. We are defending
he him. but he states that he does not wish to involve
il his girl friend andl will not state who shot him nor her
II name.
t. The main thing the State has against Hill is that
rs he is an I. W. W. and tlhernfore sure to hbe guilty. Hlill
n tried to keep the I. W. W. out of it and denied it.
is, but the papers fastened it on him. For this reason
I' he is entitled to be helped and not allowed to hang
as for being an I. W. W. Every man is presumed to te
s. innotent till proved guilty. It should not he neces
't nsary for hint to prove his innocence, and it would not
es w if he was not an I. W. W.
td SNott and MaeDom gall, per ,cott.
S(Attorneys for .lhe lill)
e Will Ilieks. formerly of Vernon Parish. on the Sa
I; bine River. please write to Fellow-worker Ike N
l- Harvey. IMPORTANT. Anacaico. La.
ap In any hig corporaton if the owner should happen
ah. along, he would have to hunt up some slave and get
a key before he could get in.
a, -. tt -. .
r u UMie** eas.. . .. ... t te e '
the eawdibs paq a wek ae Wass * B U is
West ' m ism i beemge it ls "e8'" $. l &
pay ag asry feety or afty day ay apI
It.it's "argi" the law to dois th t Wet LMe
lar whylatbe ,, Sa't it "aia" tl low. Mr lanh,
South ad Bast Leahiami
Siee you dm't display hem usny
gats in a baet or pound send is a a l ha,
san o yu.o g to be pi M afd mae ywr, a
Cbhristam e, with a pair d nown-ua i rmade e
alls and a plug of Star tobmeeo.
Whoeverlnthebel beard of anything beug "agin"
the law that the 8awiog Omabine iea to de
They ordered me ofd their premise ame (private
of coure) at deed of night. To lend dipOely to their
order they habed me precede at short ramp the point
of a gun. I was fjel enough at that time to iterview
the U. 8. Court in New Orleans, with the hos of
some edress. It was out of their "jurisdeloto." I
suppose I should have proceded to Australia or New
Zealand for some protection, but was not prepared
to make the trip.
You ought to know that any improvements in labor
conditions in Louisiana is due entirelt to orgaisa
tion in which many of you have taken NO part while
others have back-elided, yet you share in say beneite
that acerue from the efforts of your fellow-workers
in the I. W. W.
Any concessions made by the Lumber Trust is done
to weakes organisation.
It's time for all Rip Van Winkles to wake up and
get a little common sense in their "beans."
W. M. Wilt.
The City (uns here held another paper-dropping
contest here yistiddy, to "disincorporate" or to not
"ldisincorporate" woe the momentus qustun.
It's only bin 3 yers sence we "incorporated" an
then they tol us that we ud have a park an good
streets an a hotel run by the "City" government.
where we cud all eat an sleep an save the expense of
maintaining individual larm clocks, as the "City"
would have a elected waker up official to com aroun
an tell us when to git up and git to keep frum bein
fired fur hein late on the job. Well, it was a grate
skeem olright, but the pesky ufficials went an put
our taxes up so hi wv had to get step ladders to reach
em. An, amy, the way us proletarians hustled aroun
to "disincorporate" wiu a caution. To beer us pro
letarians talk about the tremendus expenses uv run
ning the "City" and how much it cost "us" (1) yud
think that unlnem "we" "disincorporated" the Cos
mos wud certinly fall tu pieces. But in spite uv
cur tremendus effurts we are still "incorporated," an
the forces uv evil still du bizziness at the ole stan
an the Commos keeps on kickin.
Meenwhile while we wus "disincorporatin," er tryin
tu. us proletarians wus rite hizzy turnin out car
loads uv eummoditties an sendin em on tu market so
as not to interfeer with the Manifest Dooty uv our
.lan to keep the industries runninn, no matter whut
turns up, co as soon as the industries stop thare isent
en"y profits oammin in to the boas, an when the profits
stop eummin in the sorce uv the bosses' power dries
up. Then if we are the cos uv the stoppin uv in
ldustry the boss must have his "City" officials, an his
county ufficials, an his State officials, an his National
officials send thare purswaders aroun an indoom us to
go hack on the job agin an bee good eityzuna, cor as
long an industry gs on alright everyboddie is good
eittyzuns. An when a industry stops goin on alright
by premeditated maliss on the part uv the felloes
what dus the wurk then, them felloes are "forrinerh
unable to imbide the spirit iv American institoo
shuns," anti so forth.
I'roletvat~i Pete.
P. 5.-I furgot tu menshun that while we, uv the
proletariat, wuz so hizzy "disincorporatin" the ham
had on wun uv those "smiles that wont crum oph,"
alsot a yard long, knowin that while we wuas biszzy
"disincorporatin" we wuzzent threatenain his source
Iv power, which is his profits and his control uv in
dustry. P. P.
The fee for a new member to join the I. W. W. at
loc.al No. 210. Ieesville, La.. is 75 cents, and he will
get a book and one stamp in it and three months' subh
scription to The Voice.
A member of the B. of T. W. can transfer for ,50
cents up to the first of July, 1914. and get the same
as a new member. After July 1st it will cost 73
cents to transfer from the B. of T. W. to the I. W. W.
The ldues are 25 cents a month up to the first of J.uly
then 50) cents a month. A man 55 years of age. ,r a
woman or girl can join or transfer for 50 cents anwl
gt a membership card, which will pay them up for
o,,e year. and get a three months' subschription to
The Voice of The People.
Busins is picking up here at our Iroal pretty
W. W. Walker, ,QervtarG!y 210.
The flesh of a dead escab would give a buzzard the
bubonie plague.

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