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WASHINGTON, D. Cr NOTES.
By Nina Laos McBride. May 16, 1914. Tho the following letter is a month old, it will help to show how helpless a man with good intentions is, when holding office under a system of rent, interest and profit. Strive as one might, "Justiee to all and special privileges to none" is an impossibility. The following letter was a reply to the Attorney General, when he refused to aid in releasing Mother Jones from her Colorado prison, saying the matter was out of his jurisdiction: (COPY) Washington, D. C., April 18, 1914. Hon. J. C. McReynolds, Attorney General, Wash ington, D. C.: Dear Sir-I am in receipt of your letter of April 15, in regard to the case of "Mother Jones." Since writing you I am informed that she has been set at liberty by the Colorado authorities. I note your suggestion that the usual procedure in such cases is to apply to the courts for relief, for which 1 thank you. I was informed and had no reason to questzon the assertion that "Mother Jones" had been denied access to the Courts in Colorado, and it was for that reason that 1 called your attention to her case. It was seemingly a case where the rights guaran teed to the citizens of this country by the Constitu tion had been arbitrarily set aside, and I felt it my duty as a representative of the people to call the at tention of your department to it. A few more instances in this country of old women being thrown into jail and held "incommunicado" and denied the right of access to Courts atad of Fed eral judges keeping railroad trains waiting to con vey to the penitentiary persons who are on trial be fore them forty days before their case is decided by jury, as happened in the Indianapolis case, will, in my opinion, bring about a state of affairs in compari son to which the Mexices troubles and Panama tolls question will become matters of minor concern, and it was with the utmost good will toward your de partment and my confidence that you had the power and would desire to put a stop to such illegal prac tices that I called your attention to this case. Thanking you for your courtesy, I am, Very truly yours, IIARRY LANE (Senator from Oregon). CAPITALISM "DELENDA EST" Things are again looking lively in Edmonton. There are as many or more unemployed in town as there was at any Lime last winter. The main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific is finished and thousands of slaves have been laid off. Owing to the way these slaves have been robbed and swindled by contractors and employment sharks it has been almost impos sible for them to save any money, consequently the great majority of them are broke and many are on the verge of starvation. 1. D. McArthur, contractor on two roads, the E. D. and B. C. and A. G. W., the bonds of which are guaranteed by the Alberta govern ment, is shipping men from Winnipeg notwithstand ing the fact that the province is already full of idle men. Monday, May 11, an unemployed league was formed and daily parades are held with hundreds in line. So far the city has done nothing to relieve the situation, with the exception of putting a sign out on the police station which reads as follows: "ANY MAN WANTING TO WORK FOR HIS BED AND BOARD CAN DO 80 BY APPLYING TO CHIEF OF POLICE." Such is the state of affairs in the "Last Worst West." The price of jobs has gone up in proportion to their scarcity and are sold to the highest bidder in spite of the fact that the employment fee is lim ited by law to $1.0O. It is about time for the slaves to make their own laws and enforce them by their own economic power. Evidently the cochroach busi ness men are Iadly scared for they have organized a vigilance comnuittee and there is talk of horsewhipping and running out the "leaders." Hunger is waking up the slaves and the masters had better go carefully, or there will be a repetition of some past history in the near future. Compare these conditions with those preceding the French revolution. Yours for Freedom, JAS. ROWAN. Edmonton, ('anada, June 19, 1914. ARM YOURSELVES.- The buzzardroost that styles itself the "Legislature of Colorado" has voted to pay the Gunmen-Militia for their noble work in massacreing working women and children ait Ludlow It further passed a law prohibiting the purchase and bearing of arms "during times of trouble." That is to say, they are trying to place tl:e workingmen where they will be absolutely at the mercy of their kind and gentle Christian Bosses whenever the latter think it is again time to "teach the working class a lesson " Yet on top of all these crimes of the "State" against the workers there are hundreds of so-called U:nion and Socialist papers howling for the "Government to seize the mines." What for, so we can get a liberal dose of Post Office slave-driving and then sent to the pen when we resist ? Say, for Labor's sake, wake up! Capitalism cannot be mended, it must ended. QUITI . By W. M. Wit. Fellow-workers, for the ',Love of Mike" QUIT Smaking clubs and guns andi laeig them iaýs hande tof gunmen and thugs. / I The clubs to be for SMARs ING YOUR faee and the guns to perforate your anatomy. r If you persist in making guns then store them in r YOUR abodes, which are styled homes, for the pro r teetion of yourself and family. The RIGHT to self-protection is a guarantee writ ten in the Constitution of this so-ealled republic, l.a remember that this guarantee is NOW NOTHING more than a JOKE. Protection is for the powers that be. God looks I after the STRONG, the devil takes care of the WEAK. e QUIT talking unionism and Socialism unless you t understand it and can answer any question put to you. e QUIT belly-aching about conditions unless you are r taking a hand in trying to improve them. o In short, QUIT making a dam-phool of yourself. ' QUIT affiliating with any co-called union or com I promising outfit and get into the ONE BIG UNION. S The definitions for a "scab" are various. From observation coupled with experience I would my that a "scab" evoluted from the tumble-bug. He then lives a while doing all the dirt toward his fellow y man he can. Then he DIES. No buzzard will bother him, as they use a little discretion relative to their menu. After he decomposes other bugs take the n dirt, roll it up and make MORE tumble-bugs. I- MOTHER OF THE POTBELLIES. "They're all alike, those capitalists," Mother Jones y continued in the deep, booming voice that shows the n astonishing triumph of an ageless spirit over age. "- "They're all Christians in China and India and a savages in their own country. The reason they al give I so much money to foreign missions is becusse they want to keep Christianity where it can't do say harm r -where it can't interfere with BUSINES. BUBl - NESS I THEIR GODI They all worship it. "I tell John D. Rockefeller and all tthers like him that the men Christ scourged from the temple, the money-changers, were men LIKE HIM and MOR GAN, and CARNEGIE. And I warn them that an other scourging of the money-changers is close at handl" e You cannot kill an ideal For an idea is good it e lives in spite of all opposition, and if it is not good e it dies in spite of all attempts to keep it alive. A DREAM. (By W. 1i. Lewis) u (Air-Oh What a Weeping and Wailing) e I dreamed that the great day of Freedom - Had dawned and the master had flown, I- I 4reamed that the workers, united, e Had won for each other a home I saw the One Big Union d As it swept over land and the sea, o And swore, with its million hands upraised i, A slave was no longer to be ! CHORUS: SOh what a weeping and wailing, When the boss was toldf his fate; It lie cried, "Oh workers have mercy, S Don't make me the object of hate." - I saw old Ball and his gunmen, a lis spies and his damned scabbing crew, r With the gang who indicted our brothers, i- Get hit with a big wooden shoe. a 1 saw the sleek preying Parson, g With his cargo of bull-con and bunk, g With his offer of a Heavenly mansion, r, If we'd live here on earth like a skunk. SOh what a weeping and wailing When Fat was deprived of his swag; IHe cried, "Oh workers have mercy, Be loyal to country and flag!" it The widow was there and the orphan, d And the girl that lives on the street n No more will they see dark sorrow S Freedom to them was so sweet, d I saw the One Big Union, is With its cry of free homes and free land, e Which had won for the workers their freedom d And vanquished the parasite band. et Oh what a joy and a pleasure, e To work for a movement so grand, d To free all the slaves in creation to And give them the wealth of the land! e Tlhe success of most doctors depends on his number )! of patients and how long he can keep them sick. This does not apply to sawmill doctorO LUDNOTON "W1 ATW': I pulled out of De hider a few deay seia, asr finading that nowe of the woeers there would aer even ame pear mse puin, patest absut the watme murder of poor ye Crowel by the cwardly gsa mae, Sturgs sad his said al, whieb s a damn fares. Ovtmn tar old srI "brat he a a P right to ire at any bsingimsres it b t aght -e (an otser has a serk "right" nader otp 10gs. lana's rotten ta*.- &d.) of them comlittto ,ntheat demeanor ebargad." What do you huaw habW at t And sliB Do Bidder wwerke rema like sheepa All they seem to worry about is the election of see "poly god" to whom they ean lasily leek for emmeipat O, Hell! This is a fine place for po' white trash and low down niggers. When you apply for a job you've got to look like one or the other, give a history of your life, and ay you are from either Georgy, Alaham, East Mis the Carrylinys, or the tenant section of Texas. I failed to land, but have been hanging around "waiting for a job," and taking in the many bene fits (f) and improvements made for the cowardly slaves of Parson Long. The town has been painted where it'ean be seen from the trains, sad is being painted further back. There are about 180 houses here, and the average rent is $8, was $5 I am told, under the management of "Uncle Ike 8tevenson," who did not indulge in paint, and was what is called a "good bop," and just as short on "efficiency" as Parson Long is "Long" on it. The difference on the rents, not eountug the $2.05 monthly insurance and doctor fees, for a year, will easily do all the painting, and then leave a nice profit. The streets have been graded and a fine church built on Second avenue, with a regular Jesus Screamer in charge, and slaves are aesmed 25 cents a week to pay for both. The abject slaves here point with pride to our (1) flue mill town and chureh. Well, the profits wrung from their hides did build the town, and the church, as well as the whole damn cheese, but they play hell having a title to it. The ,Ptrson" has attended to that little matter for the "glory of God." Whatever measure of betterment these slaves have had "thrust upon them" was brought about by the fighting lumber jacks, and small farmers, work ing under the banner of the F. and L. W. Union, an organization which is viewed "with horror" (by or ders of the boe ) by some of these excuses for MEN, whose front hair and eyebrows are "all in one piece." Still I find some fellows here who are ripe for the teachings of the 0. B. U., but it !will take a native fellow worker to bring them into the fold. This place is a fine and dandy field for Sab cats, and a bunch of them turned loose around here would educate this thieving outfit to a fare-you-well, and also the po' white and nigger eowards, and either make them fight for more wages and shorter hours, or put 'em on the road. The union can THANK the Long-Bell Company for one thing anyhow, and that is the fact that it is putting The Good Citizens' League cockroaches of De Ridder on the bum by un derselling them, and in this way showing these back stabbers of labor-their only support-just how their services of last year are REALLY appreciated. All cockroaches in De Ridder are selling out, whenever a sucker can be found, and those who have not sold out, have their eyes peeled for "eome-ons." We should worry. TOM CASON. $8 Monthly rent on 180 houses..............$1,440 *2 Doetor fee and insurance on 500 slaves.... 1,000 Total ................................ ·2,44~ Times 12 ..............................$29,280 Subtracting a liberal allowanee for doctor and upkeep of houses ................. 6,000 Leaves a nice little yearly STEAL of ........$23,000 ' Oh! You "niggers and po' white slaves and cow ards! And 'member, this does not include robbersary and boarding house rake-off. LOUISIANA FLIMFLAMMERSI IN SESSION The Louisiana Flimflammers, otherwise known as the "State LegisTature," is in session and cursing this already law-ridden, trust-owned territory with still more laws. Every fool proposition from disarming everybody except the Gunmen of the Truts and Rail roads to "eugenic marriages" is up for a law. One jackass, two years after the "riot at Grabow," is try ing to pass a law to say the Lumber Companies must pay off every two weeks and actually pay in cash. This after the F. and L. W. Union has already FORCED a weekly payday thruout West Louisiana and is preparing to FORCE it everywhere else. The Lumber Kings will, therefore, have their Pollies "compell" them to do it so they can ay "the damn Union nenver made us do it." But we did just the same. Capitalism cannot be mended, it must be ended. "MIGHT IS RIGHT." Send us $1.00 for FOUR 13-week or TWO 26-week PREPAID Subeards, and we will send you a copy of this great "gospel of the strong," FREE. The book alone 50 cents. Why some people can pose as prohibitionists de pends oz their ability to drink on the Q. T. InSM - WOp th lil s went aitJ Lair ear~ soes to alb rreed lysagteam .hat t'-rr, rory, t thes d0em0 .1 btl - L J. E a ir . e- a ed -.a lrra - a from a g ' wom. J. HiB els to have ge- it erin ains o d au a merl ism but Im 'tt th e the eus. The ha.ve itead eat tas J. 881 i an I. W. man sad are trying to fet.m th elime ups hi.. They hav got to have a viltim em s seslmu tlhe mSap los.-iring the winter. The poee claim th deed was done in revege , the ex polim having had trouble with ase ho aps eight years ago and are trying to prove that J. Hill is the sme man. Any fellow-worker who hknw Hill and his wheresabots in 1906 will cosfer a favor by o., manieating with the defenm eammittee. Every fellow-worker who ami any of his sugs ought to contribute, if it is only a dime. Let efery I: W. W. man be a committee of one to colleet funds and send them in. Hill's ease can be w if there are meeemary fund. Of courme, if we were suf eiently oganised we eould free him by a strike like in the Herve ease in Frasne, but as we are not we have got to do so in the capitalist eourb, ad this takes money. GEO. CHILD, DAVE JERGAW E G0O0. LOOFT, Defense Committee, FREE FORD AND SUHR OR BU ST HOP KINGS. There's a hot race.on between the law and the strike in California concerning the future imprison ment of Ford and Suhr, convieted to life imprison ment because they voiced the demand. of the work er. for humane conditiomn in the hop industry. Courts and lawyeI q ay they will review the Maryvill ver diet some time this summer. Workers my, "If you hold Ford and Suhr in prison hope will cot five dol lars per pound this summer." Who will get them out, the lawyers or the strikers News from the various delegates who are preparing the strike is highly eneouraging. What faith can be placed in the strike is shown by the invitation through a hop baron hireling for the defense committee to meet a committee of the grow er s in Oakland and discuon the calling of of the strike on the basis of granting the demands for con ditions but sacrificing of Ford and Suhr. This was refused. Meantime Ford and 8uh suffer in a jail super heated by the weather of the Sacramento Valley, which from now on during the summer will range above 100 degrees. They are conned without a chance to get a breath of fresh air. Ford has spent 270 days in a dark cell. His cage is made of two-inch fiat bars of steel, so closely latticed that two fingers of a woman's hand can barely squeeze through the holes. The only light'comes from two small clouded glass windows 30-odd feet away. There is a courtyard in this jail, free and airy, but Ford has never been allowed to met foot in it. He has not been permitted a ray of direct sunlight since his arrest last August. Out here the workers are preparing blightely for the strike in the hop fields. Hop growers imprisoned them in spite of law, decency or testimony. These barons can free them when their pocketbooks bleed sufficiently. On August lst the fun starts on Durst ranch and all others. Come! All ye who love a good fight. It will be great doings this year. Ford and Suhr must be free to enjoy them. Help, all ye who cannot come. Send all funds to Don I. Scott, Sec retary, Hoppickers Defense Committee, Box 1087, Sacramento, Cal. SOME FIRE. IOTA, LA.--The FARM, five mules, two wagons, two buggies, harness, implements and feed supplies belonging to Guillaume Pouseon, three miles south west of Egan, were destroyed by fire Sunday. The loel is $2500. The above astonishing news item is from the "Daily States," A whole FARM burned up-must have been one of the famous "marsh land" variety. Wonder they didn't lay it on the I. W. W. IMPORTANT NOTICE. We would like the following men to get in touch with the secretary of this local in behalf of the men sent over from here: G Ous Bronke, Rhinehart, Joe Young, Auley Hofft man, Zing, McCary, Miller. Yours for action, WILL BARTLETT, FLOYD PARKS, Secretary. SUBSCRIBE TO THE VOICE.