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The Voice in Clubs of Four (4) or More, Forty (40) Weeks, Fifty (50) Cegts, Se hi a, CWM TN.To
HE VOICE PEOPLE
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VOL. III--No. 26. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1914. MInTar Iso IHT
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FUNDS NEEDED PERSON DEFENSE.
ORGANIZED LABOR MUST SAVE FIGHTING
EDITOR FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL
By Floyd Gibbols.
Money is needed to defend Carl Person, the labor
editor who is facing trial on serious charges in the
State and Federal courts on account of the fight he
has waged against the Illinois Central and Harriman
Lines Tor the last 33 months in the interest of 35,000
locked out union men.
The Illinois Central is trying to hang Person be.
cause the editor in defense of his life, shot and killed
an Illinois Central gunman. As an extra precaution
against Person escaping the gallows on this charge,
the road has brought ablout a Federal indictme-nt
which charges the editor with us!rng the mails to cir
culate matter reflecting injuriously on the condnet of
the Illinois ('entral. The charge carries a maximum
penalty of 35 years in a Federal prison and $35,000
The legal machinery of the town of Clinton, the
county of De Witt and the State of Illinois and the
power of the United States courts. are all being
brought to bear against Person in his fight for life
and liberty. Person in the prisoners' dock will stand
alone, except so far as organized labor stands behind
The powerful influence of the lliniis ('entral and
the anti-labor prejudice of a commurnit from which
all union men have ,been driven, have oppios, I every
move of the defense, which has resultedl in big ex
penses. The hunt f,,r thel hidlden witne's. lhe eaRn
vass of the county for affidavits of prejudice, the
fight for the change of venue, lth habe±u c,,rlpuºs he-ar
ing in C'hicago for admission to hail, the court fees,
stenographic bills, attorneys' fees, 0tk., ha,.ve red;,ed
the resources of the defense to the. lowest --hb.
This battle of Person against the, inte rests of .er
porate gre ed is the battle of every workinuu~;n. Evryv
contribution to Person's defense is a blow in self
defense. The necessity is urgent. It is an energen-vy.
Funds are being received by the Person De)fe'nse
League of Chicago and the Railway D)epartmnnt of
the American Federation of Labor, with officts at 301
Sawyer Building, St. Louis, Mo.
Money must be had to save Person in the murder
trial and after that to defend him in the Federal
courts where the Illinois Central will make its last
determined stand to remove him forever from useful
iess to the workers.
This is a direct appeal that should be answered.
INFORMATION FREE TO ALL.
For leading a strike against their masters in the
hop fields of California, Ford and Suhr were sen
tnteed to life imprisonment.
Their case now comes up for appeal on Wednes
day, June 24.
The Masters' Law, through one of its courts, de
clared them guilty.
The Workers' Law, in the Union halls, declares
The Masters' Law said that they must remain in
prison for life.
The Workers' Law Demands that they shall be set
free. OR NO 1101'S SHALL BE PICKED IN CAL
If the masters' law is upheld by the Appellate
'Court, then let the Masters' law pick the hops.
IlIere are a few facts that Professor Parsons gath
ered several years ago that Vincent Astor and his
class might (do well to ponder.
I'ers.ia lerished when one per cent of the people
ownei all the land. Egypt went down when two per
cxit owned 97 per cent of all the wealth. Babylon
dlie elhen two per cent owned all the wealth. Rome
i x irel when 1 00 men possessed the known world.
In the 'anit. cd States today less than five per cent own
iicost ,f the wealth.
A.\LL WORKERS SHIOLD READ
OFFI(CIAL ORGAN OF THE I. W. W.
One year $1.00. Six Months 50 Cents
112 Ilamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
Or we will send you TIlE VOICE and SOLIDAR
ITY for ,e, year for $1.50. Or TIlE VOICE for 40
weeks and SOLIDARITY for 6 months for $1.00.
WHY THE VOICE IS LATE.
This issue of THE VOICE, No. 77, will reach you
about 5 days late. There is but one reasog therefor
-the slowness of many Locals in making remittances
during the past 60 days and because the Rebels have
not pushed the paper as they might. We hope this
will not occur again, but it will take team work all
along the line to save THE VOICE. If YOU think
it worth saving, we appeal to you to help us win the
fight. The only way we can win is thru YOUR active
aid, for TIIE VOICE has no powerful organization
behind it. It is up to you-you Rebels. We ask you
to help us all you can and IMMEDIATELY. Rush
in all the subs you can and make it your business to
see if the Secretary of your Local has paid account
due VOICE, and if not, why not. THE VOICE here
after will bear date of TUESDAY and all news and
articles should reach us not later than Thursday of
preceding week. In this connection, please do not
send us newspaper clippings and court proceedings
with the request that we write up news of YOUR
strikes and Defense Cases. It is utterly impossible,
with all the work we have to do, for us to do this,
besides, the ones on the scene of action can write
up this matter much better than we can. F. and L.
W. Locals in the Southern District will please let
us know their wishes in regard to THE VOICE, as
offers are being made for its removal elsewhere, and
it would be better to move THE VOICE if you
don't need or want it. It has saved five men al
ready and can save many more and the organization,
besides But, IT IS UP TO YOU. Get busy if you
want to save TIlE VOICE. Notice the offer of THE
VOICE in Clubs of 4 or more for 40 weeks for 50c.
and send in a Club TODAY. Don't leave it all to
"the other fellow." GET BUSY.
All Locals and individuals owing THE VOICE
for past due accounts will be removed from mailing
list with issue No. 78, unless remittance is received
on account. The Voice.
"PUT NO TRUST in Princes," is a saying old and
Put no hope in LEADERS, translateth it anew;
All Rank and Files are fashioned for is to coffup and
The Godship of the LEADER is the Gospel of Today.
Wanted at Once.!
LIFE HISTORY OF EUOENE BUCK.
The life history of EUGENE BUCK, private and publi, is wanted at
once. Any one knowing his record or any part of it will please oomunieate
the facts to "The Voice of the People," 520 Poydras street, New Orlemas, l.,
immediately. Mr. Buck is star witness for the "State of Texas" (1) in the
prosecution of Cline, Rangel and their companions.. He has even appeared on
the stage of moving picture theatres. against these Libertarians. He is a "dep
uty sheriff." He is said to have been in Louisiana at one time. Like "Mr."
Goggins and "Captn." Evans of the Santa Fe, he is, from all reports, a etroag
supporter of "Lawanorder" and all three of these gentlemen seem to be aftr
Charlie Cline. Therefore it is necessary that, IN THE INTEREST OP JUS
TICE, we know just who EUGENE BUCK is and what his record, private ad
public. Get busy, all Rebels. Dig up and let us hive the eeord ofa UR8N
"The Rebel" and all Southern and Western Labor and Socialist papas.
please copy in your next issue.
As we go to press The Voice receives the following part of Mr. Bmk's
"Eugene Buck, a prosecuting witness for the State, and upon whose teeti
mony alone the State relies for conviction, was a member of the grand jury that
indicted the defendants; he is alse a deputy sherif."
JOE HILL CASE.
A fellow-worker writes from Salt Lake City as follows:
"The court has rushed the case of Joe Hill to trial and would et litem to
arguments for a continuance. The Judge is also urging "greater dispateh" em
the part of the attorneys in the examination of jurymen. If there had been
such a thing as justice in the courts of law Hill would never have .had to stad
trial, but they know who he is and are determined to get him.. They treat him
as if he were a desperado and all around dangerous character."
From this it would appear that Joe Hill had written his last song for the
Rebels 'round the camp ires of the Social Revolution unlew the ebds o td
battleline rally to his defense at once. Send all funds to-Ed. Bowan See. Lesal
I. -W. W., S. Tamle S., Salt Lake City, Utah.
At a reguluar businees meeting held June 23 by Local 7, Marlne Tranporet
Workers, I. W. W., it was decided that all the profits that are derived from th
seventh edition of the I. W. W. Songbook shall be turned over to the Defense
Fund for Joe Hill, author of most of the songs, and that we urge all other Locis
to take similar action. Hugo Matteea ec. L. U. 7.
ALL RAILROAD WORKERS SHOULD READ
THE STRIKE BULLETIN.
CARL E. PERSON, EDITOR.
One Year 50 Cents. Six Months 25 Cents.
Box D. Clinton, Ill.
Or we will send you THE VOICE for one year
and THE BULLETIN for 6 months for $1.00.
,BIG MEETING AT LEESVILLE.
Secretary Jay Smith of the Southern District will
speak at Leesville, La., on Tuesday, June 30, and
Wednesday, July 1. A public meeting will be held
at 8 o'clock p. m. of the 30th, and a business meet
ing of the F. L. W. Local at the same hour on the 1st.
The speaking will be north of Leesville, near the
home of W. W. Walker, on one of T. W. Watson's
All who wish to come are invited to the Public
Mecting. None but members or those who desire to
join the Union are invited to the Business Meeting.
W. W. Walker, Bec. L. U. 210, F. L. W.
If God is that which blesses, benefits the worship.
per, then it must be that:
The Landlord's God is RENT.
The Banker's God is INTEREST.
The Capitalist's God is PROFIT.
The Politician's God is GRAFT.
The Judge's God is PRECEDENT.
The Clergyman's God is CREDUI4ITY.
The Soldier's God is LOOT.
The Gunman's God is PANTHER JUICE.
The Militiaman's God is RIOT.
The Detective's God is PEIJUURY.
The Sucker's God is "DE BOSS."
The Scissorbill's God is "MY (f) JOB."
The "Labor Leader's" God is the PIE COUNTER.
The Editor's God is ('IRCULATION.
The Hlobo's God is REBELLION.
And, the Worker's God is FREEDOM.
Mullhall has proven that it takes something besides
political action to make laws.