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The Voice of the People.
Eatered as Seeed-cde Matter, Jiy 5, 1613, at the Pest OIce at New OrleUar, La., Mer the Act .t A ust 24, 1912. Pubished Weekly by Natiem l Id Utri l M ad Feret mad Lumber Workers, Seatlera Ditirkt. DItrLc t Headquarters Alasadra,~ La. Jay Smith R ua~y OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 520 POYDRAS STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA. COVINGTON HALL Eistr SUBSCRIPTION RATES: UNITED STATES: 52 weeks, $1.00; 21 w4eks, N ceats; 13 weeks, 25 cets. CANADA: 40 weeks, $1.00; 10 weeks, 25 cenats FOREIGN: One Year $1.50 SINGLE COPIES: 5 ceOst BUNDLE RATES: UNITED STATES: 5 copies, 13 weeks ......$1.00 CANADA, 4 copies, 13 weeks ................$1.00 To all Locals and Rebels ordering 10 or more copies and paying 10 weeks, or 25 or more copies paying bi-weekly or monthly, or 250 or more copies paying weekly, IN ADVANCE, we will make a rate of, in United States, 1%c. per copy, in Canada, 2c. per copy. Otherwise 2c. per copy in United States and 21/2e. in Canada. CASH MUST ACCOMPANY ALL ORDERS. -i-- -1-. - --rr "~ | ~ .... .. ... . .. Prepaid Subcards We now have on hnd a supply of THREE and SIX months PREPAID ,SUBCARDSH.. Send in for a few and help in the work of Recolutionizing the South, which is a matter of VITAL importance to the I. W. W. These cards we wiU sell you as follows: THREE months cards, FIVE for $1.00; TWENTY for $3.50. SIX months cards, FIVE for $2.00; TWENTY for $7.00. At these prices you or your Local can help THE VOICE and make a good commission, besides. JOIN THE "SILENT CLAN." This is the way to do it.* If you are in a hostile l'eonity, send us names and addresses of SLAVES who show some thinking capacity and discontent; enclose ONE CENT in stamps or dimes tor each name sent, and we will send each one of them a copy of THE VOICE. In his way you can lay low ad make the Bos pay for agitating. Do it now, feday. Notice to Subscribers. SUBSCRIBERS, please watch the NUMBER oppo site your name on ADDRE88 LABEL, as it indicates the issue with which your sub expires. - As an example-"Johnny Reb-66," indicates that Reb's sub expires with Number 66 and he should renew at least TWO WEEK8 ahead of this if he does not wish to miss aon issue of the VOICE. Please, in sending stamps, send ONES or THREE. S..Make remittances by Postoffice money orders, pay. ble to Covington Hall, Editor. "THOUGHTS OF A FOOL." Comue ye fools, and laugh with this wise Fool at all the sacred things of Bourgeoisdomn. Send us ONE DOLLAR and we will send you a copy of the book and TIlE VOICE for 20 weeks. The Book alone $1.00. NEW ORLEANS M. T. W. MEETINGS. Local 7, Marine Transport Workers, I. W. W. Meets every Tuesday at 7.30 o'clock at its Hall, 307 NORTHI1 PETERS STREET. All Seafaring Mien and Rebels Welcome. Hlal nl i ln Reading Rooml Open All Day and Every Day. I)AN GRIFFIN, Secretary. P. YSASSI, Aest. Sectvy. SUBSCRIPTION BLANK. THE 'VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Enclosed find $ . ...................for which sed me THE VOICE for ........... weeks, at the following address: Name. Street or P. O. Box. City State .-----.... . If renewal, please mark an X here ( ). BLAZING THE WAY lndustrial freedom is the Ideal the Rebel army is, fighting for. The overthrow of wage slavery is our REVOLUTION. However, in order to WIN we must organize to WIN. We must or ganize into ONE MOVEMENT-ONE BIG I'NION. As long as the workers are organized in to Classes, and competing among themselves for the CRUMBS THAT FALL FROM THE MAS TER'S TABLE, then crumbs are all they will get. If it is the full product of their labor they want. THEY MUST BE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO TAKE IT; and this vast undertak ing demands FORCE of such quality as is only found in the consolidation of the workers into ONE BIG UNION. Jt is not the overthrow of WAGE SLAVERY that is taking place at this time. BUT the bui-l. ing of a weapon that wiM be successful in this undertaking. TIlE MAKING OF THE ONE BIG UNION, the process of cementing the workers together into a movement that will be MIGIITY ENOUGH TO CONQUER over the prevalent system of WAGE SLAVERY. The building of the ONE BIG UNION is the problem of to-day. To make it a success the at tractive forces of WAGE EQUALITY MUST be employed, this is the very seed to success. A 'nion of inferiors add superiors, of Lbor slaves and aristocrats, will never be A BIG I'NI(N-CANNOT GROW INTO A POWER FUL MOVEMENT. Where there is a difference in WAGES, there is WAR and working class competition. Where there is INEQUALITY OF WAGES there is classification of labor, and classification of LABOR is the cornerstone to MASTER CLASS SUCCESS. If you are a. worker, YOU are worth in WAGES just as much as any other worker, NO MORE AND NO LESS. If you are a slave in the MINES, MILLS, RAILROADS, LUMBER ('AMPS, or the commercial houses, your work is as essential to civilization as any other one of the millions of workers. And if you can't understand that YOU ARE OVERESTIMAT ING YOUR IMPORTANCE - FLIRTING WITH YOURSELF. WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! This is a fundamental necessity if they are going to WIN. But what inducements have you for your fellow slaves to UNITE WITII YOU, if you, wont divide the spoils of WAR with themn? Do you expect them to unite with you against Defense Funds Notices. WHEATLAND: Send all funds for the defense of the Wheatland Victims to Don D. Scott, Box 1087, Sacramento, Cal. TEXAS VICTIMS: Send all funds to Victer CraveB., Bex 1891, Lee Angeles, Cal., Secretary of the Ramgel-Cline Defene Committee. Carl Person Defense: Send all funds to Carl Person, Box D. Clinton, Illinois. Railroad Workers, Get Busy! ACT TO-DAY. All Woodsmen, Attention! Fellow-workers and all slarves, stay away from Sweet-Home, La., Front Local 275 on strike. The strike was called to keep one of the Company's old tricks off, trying to break the Solidarity and driv ing the workers. But, as always, the L W. W. got wise and beat them to it. The job is tied up right, not a man working. So all workers help keep it so by staying away untill we drive the boss into submission, and make one step farther away from peonage. Yours for victory, PRESS COMMITTEE, L U. 275 Portland Meetings The Portland, Oregon, locals will hold regular propaganda meetings twice per week in the hall at 809 Davis St., during this winter. New stereopti con installed. Good speakers needed for meetings in hall and on the street. Everybody welcome. FRANK CADY, Secretary, 309 Davis St., Portland, Oreg. the aater class,' and that you shall receive the irrgest benefits from the encounter? This would be INEQUALITY, the very law that is keep ing the workers in CLASSES, the very womb of working class competition, and Master Clam necess. If our Utopian Dreams of FREIDOM and the overthrow of wage slavery are ever to be realized, it will only' be aecomplished when we are MIGHTY ENOUGH TO TAKE IT, and we cannot bui!d a movement of MIGHT AND POWER until re start to put ourselves on the WAGE EQUALITY BASIS and recognize the fact that regardles of SEX, COLOR, CREED OR NATIONALITY, we are entitled to the same compensation as any one else. Build your Union on this foundation, and there will de velope a MASS ORGANIZATION instead of a mu!itude of CLASS ORGANIZATIONS. The equality of Suffrage and Taxation, as well as the EQUAL RIGHTS to starve, are institu tions that are somewhat fully devloped. BUT the Equality of WAGES is the. forgotten law that must be the cornerstone to ACCOMPLISH. MENTS. The wage is the compensation for Ibor, it is the foundation to the worklag man's home and fami'r, and with an EQUALITY of WAGES as the foundation for ONE BIG UNION there is a guarantee of EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL from a pra,.tical standpoint, and such inducements that will attract the workers INTO. 'ONE MOVEMENT-A MASS ORGANIZA TION! Wage equality is a practical guarantee ,of the full valuation of the labor production t' a!J the workers after the death of wage slavery. Wage equality is the' foundation on which the workers can be attracted and cemented into a MASS organization of FORCE AND P'OWER, that can establish itself by the FORCE OF MIGHT. Let us come to the realization that these juris (dictional disputes, and the WAR existing among the WORKERS, is but a natural stage of evolution in this HELL THAT THEY HAVE MADE- FOR THEMSELVES, it cannot be otherwise 'in a government of INEQUALITY OF WAGES-IN A SOCIAL ORDER OF CLASS ES-and if we are going to make any change FOR THE BETTER-TOWARDS INDUS TRIAL FREEDOM, we must recognize the fact that a,1 the WORKERS ARE IMPORTANT and necessary in this UNDERTAKING, and when we can forget to OVERESTIMATE OUR SELVES and plac the VALUATION OF OUR IMPORTANCE on an equality with all the rest of the WORKING SLAVES there will be some inducement for your fellow slaves to UNITE WITH YOU in building a movement that WILL TAKE TIlE WORLD FOR THE WORKERS. Might Is Right. . If you want to read this tremendous Epic of the Strong, send us a DOLLAR and we will send yeou a copy of "MIGHT IS RIGHT" and THE VOICE for 30 weeks; or we will send you the book alon, for FIFTY CENTS. Address THE VOICE, 520 Poyd raa Street, New Orlean, La. THE VOICE AND ONE YEAR. SOLIDARITY ..........................$1.50 THE STRIKE BULLETIN ................25 THE INT. SOCIALIST REVIEW ..... IU THE MASSES .......................... 1E THE NEW REVIEW ................... 1.50 MINUTES OF EIGHTH CONVENTION. Get a copy and see for yourself what was and was not said and done. Address the I. W. W. Publishing Bureau, 112 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Price of the report is only $1.00 a copy. Send for it to-day. WVeihing Printing Co. (ICooATUom) FINE PRINTING OF ALL KINDS UNION WORK A SPECIALTY City and Country Trade Solicited. Prompt Delivery and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 520 POYDRAS STREET. NEW ORLUANS, LA. Teaft Arls S. -. P . . . . st %ag norm e afn l - -e cvrwn 3Usd a as 3seig., heb enliery har hruse 1Pot n u..p. xe Owda Tee mes ser Ow agest.- As m Fuller's Restaur ant BEST mEALS IN CiTY FOB TE PI3O1. LUNCH, 1k. DINNER, tc. Sheet Onrders Aa. ve.a. Qumor H Un Eou.a Gon me .... 754 Camp Street, Near JIaa NEW ORLEANS, - - LOWUIIIa. "Larroque's House" Cafe and Restaurait UNDER Marine Transport Workers leadquarters MEALS AT ALL HOURS Furalsbhed Rooms s07 N. PETERS STREET NEW ORLEANS, LA. TO CORRESPONDENTS. THE VOICE goes to press Monday monar.g. Al articles should be in not later than Saturday morn ing preceding. Only very short and important news items can get in later. Do not send us same articles as sent to "Solidarity" unless same are marked duplicate. Write only on one side of paper. THE PREAMBLE. The working class and the employlag class haove nothing in commoa. There can be so pease a leg as u ng.er ad want are found Samea m lions of working people, sad the few, who make up the employing edlms, hove al the lgoe tiga Between these two classes a ruggle mast go on until the workers of the world esrgalse as a class, take possessi of the earth aid the am chiner ot prodcti, and abolish the wage rte.. We and that the oeteria of the manegment of Industriea into fewer and fewer haads makes the trade unlqes unable to cope with the eves growing power of the employina class. The trade unlons fostor a state of nafrair whih allows ome set of workers to be pitted against aether set et workers in the same Indubtry, thereby helplag doe feat one another in wag wars. Moreover, the trade lunios aid In employing class to milead the workersa Into the belief that the working elss hove Interests common with their emuleLers. Theee conditens can be bangmed and the Iater est of the workins class upheld only by a orge t sato fotrmed la such a way that all in members In any one Industry, or In all industries, itf nee aury, cease work whenever a strike or loekoat is on in any departmiat thereof, thus makilg an injury to onea an lnJury to all. Instead of the conservative motto: "A tfir day's wage for a dir's day's work." we must Insertbe on our banner the revolutionary watehword: "Abolition of the wage system. It Is the historic mission of the woerhklna eoss to do away with capltalism. The army of pro duction must be organised, not only for the every day struggle with capitalists, but also to corry on production when capitallsm shall have been over thrown. By orgalnsaing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shellU of the old. Red Song Books. At Cost Price. Birth edition of the original and best book of I. W. W. songs. Order now so printer can be paid and the valuable property of Worker saved. Sc Single Copies $3.00 per 100 Make Money Order payable to Industrial Worker. Cash must accompany all orders. Address all orders to Industrial Worker BOX 2129 SPOKANE WASH.