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Organize for the General Strike of the Lmabejnk. i
This is Number 78 Organization * Is Power f 79' ,,
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Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie * An Injury to One is an In"uito ]AL .
To All Labor Organizations:
Fllow-workers When we, the silk workers of Pat
erson. N. J.. were driven by hunger to terminate our
strike, it was not in the spirit of surrender, but to
Ip st1pone ia.tionl until recuperation and re-organiza•
tion woutil strengthen our exhausted ranks. Our em
plyevrs, realizing this, and desperate from the severe
ljeca.ns we caused thenm, have by blacklist and espionage
tried to .cheat us of our smlall gains, blast our spirit
and destroy our union. Yet we have held together,
holpeful eof yet paralyzing silk production and vindi
eating our six months' sacrifices by wresting a vic
tory from their greedy grasp.
To advise, and encourage us, we secured organizers
and .speakers, not all silk workers, since the blacklist
Iietaceed the'se, but courageous, incorrutptible, untir
ing te'n and "women who fought side by side with us
and e'loue.ntly voiced our needs.
The administration eagerly seeks outside capital to
comle here and drain our life blood, but the "outide
agitators" W'ere criminals in the eyes of the ruling
Iodliticians, whose campaign funds are swelled by silk
Ialluafae'tu rers' coitn.
On Feb. 25, !)113, the opening day of the strike, P.
Quinlan, Elizaleth (Gurley Flynn and Carlo Tresea
were ordered to leave at once. Standing on their
rights, they reflused and were arrested. The news
lape.rs clainlored for their immediate punishment
They were accused of advocating violence, which was
defined byv one detective as "TELLING THEM
HI(HTS." Indicted by a grand jury largely com
posed of men intimately conne,.ted with silk produc
tion, Quinlan was then tried by a businessmen's jury.
The Birst jury disagreed, but it was not difUlalt_,
the fever-heat of class feeling to secure one which
This dec.isionl, to our surprise and indignation, his
been affirlmed in the New Jersey Supreme Court and
Qtuinlan is now in the shaldow of the penitentiary for
a seven-year term. The brazen perjury of detectives
who knew by heart the blhwld-cutldling words they
"hcardl" Quinlan say beggars description, WHEN
Wt. had hopeed all would he dropped on the termi
atii ili of t lhe strike. Aftcr.Quinlatn's conviction a
t'oreig .in jury was granite to, the rest, since Supremen
('eurt .l11ug.' Miintlr t aiidmitted a fair trial for these
ipeople to be npssibile int Paterson. Win. D. Hay
\,(.I, A.\. I,,ssig and F. S. Boyd were arrested ont
sicmilar c,,arge's in the pIrogress of the strike. Some
,f the' cha I'rges were rejetcted by .Judge Minturn as
prl,postr,.ou'ls, ,others rtemain. The expenses to the
,oultiy ,aiTigited against. further trials, but the fear
of totd her at rike and the conviction of Quinlan em
lhldiiec'(l I'ro, seenttor I)lunn,' and he has called the
.'ase' against 'I'resea' for June 30, and the others in
ICC i'('5iCsition.
We are detl r'milceCI to save these people wlhose only
(irict' is lIeyaltiy to us. The nmultiplicity of charges
agailist lahle r liteit anie I illnteni throughout the Iunited
States Slpells i fllit re whetn the right to speak, write,
icsentihle. miteet, strike, picket, and organize will be
e1,ael letters. VWe Iniust defenIIl every inc'h of what
~'ee now lpossexss, even to the lpoint of laying down
tf,,Is ill protest against a futurire miscarriage of
just ice.
lhit mi',re is needed, , inoney as well as action, and
w' who were lheavily indeblltedl front our strike, in
n hllicih we hiae lut .$(I,M( ) to divide among 25,000
pCCpl,, for six iotat hs, are niow lhatlldicapped by slack
lileii. '.111" iloist aegg&iressive, breethers were blacklisted
or t)1it ,f \wI'rk elnurillg the' ye'air.
So we i re frece'I tie agi in ask for fitiids., th ade
tiletel.v delf-.ie Icur wioi he'rs, anid appeal, to courts
emlilove-de freic tf ille' il' cf pri..cdices. W'ill youl help
s? ()r e';is. lost is ainothe'r link ini ouilr Iomm!ei_n
chains. W\\halt a a lee' dlii e' te our ortianizers can be
'The' h)llr has strlick 'eheh'it lalbor. regarel ess of or
gatiie.;tlioll. ,iiiioniis or other diflerrt'ne's. must itand
toLi''tlhe.r II a ni etli-plartisan basis for purpcrses of de
I'f'lis'. In this spirit we' aplpeal t, youi. fellow-work
,rs. lic lij'lt're,~c'e' tll'lltis to ait I and ale't ithe silk mian
Ifa';itlcrel' in feoriiig stronge'r wealIoens to crush our
,ei't, revlt. Sueplrt llceis to inspire' renewed cour
ie' iii 25.titti workers. leItld hiope for a better tomor
row aleid exte'nd freedomn to those whose big hearts and
eh'l1t,.iat vicies' are ('ons&ecrated to the education, or
gLanizeitio and emancipation of labor.
Cell Mates, or the Girl and the Madame
The story of this cartoon is the old, old story of so many of our sisters, styled by these who were not
caught "fallen women." The "Madame" was once a girl herself. The story, briefly told, is this: The
girl has been grabbed by the "guardians of Law and Order" for some slight offense that she did not even
know was a crime and thrown into jail, accidentally, of course, ini the same cell with the "Madame," who
offers the girl a life of ease and finery when HER friends get THEM out, telling her, the girl, that she
will find that the Police are not all bad. Then they are released. Then some Christian Capitalist tells
wifey lihe can't go to Church that Sunday night "on account of important business." Then wifey goes
alone and gives $1000 t&the "Mission for the Rescue of Fallen Women." Then the Christian'Capitalist
meets the girl. Then the girl goes to a Hell the good old Devil wouldn't stand for in Hades. Later the
bad Policemen (not the good ones-they are all dead) come and get the girls and the "Madame" again.
Then the lawyers get their graft and the judges get their fines. And so Christian Civilization is vindi
cated and the Rebel Carpenter of Nazareth died not in vain.
To All Rebels!
WANTED AT ONCE-Life history, public and private, of Eugene Buck of Carrizo Springs, Texas,
star State (?) witness against Cline, Rangel and their comrades, deputy sheriff who hunted them, grand
juror who helped indict them, moving picture poser who made money out of their misery. Let every
Rebel in Dixie get busy. Send his history to THE VOICE.
Send contributions to Paterson Silk Workers' De
ftnse Committee, 90 Market St., Paterson, N. J.
Resolutions of protest should go at once to Governor
Fielder. Trenton, N. J., Prosecutor Michael and
Judge A. Klenert, Paterson, N. J.
Men strike because they do not receive in wages
enough to live on and nothing like the value of the
wealth they create. And then they join a craft union
and vote for a labor leader that justifies the system
that robs them. If they would stay on the job and
strike industrially they would get all they produce.
LESLIE'S WEEKLY says: "There are more than
17 million unmarried men and women in the United
States, and more than 7 million of these are men be
tween the ages of 20 and 44." Leslie's is the official
organ of Standpatism, of things as they are. It is
one of the journals that are eternally assuring us that
"Socialism will destroy the family." The above fig
ures indicate that Capitalism will finish the family
long before Socialism gets to the bat.
aord sad Skhr's appeal was haMd Je t a 0e
ha, the able prIseeutOr, bit the saot i diest who
ltaehesd Wstanwod g t late t em chief ef the
Appellate Cort, Chipman, made it plh that eoh
aperaey was a basis praeiple in the ada lbtrdes ef
"'jtaee" to warusimm.
urin, who Is a good lawyer, left the mert whm
the asisant att.r n pemral, C. Athsdy Jeas`
put Bomehesd 8tatood to the bat sad Stanwees
made a monkey of tmsselI by fat Ig late the pem
trap laid by Lewis and Boyes. Byes had argued
again the msaeleney of the se f the mase to
snow a emaspiracy. "Jmaee Chipma , after promul
gatiag, that is, giving out with all his authortly as a
j dgh, e fact that onspfra was a ed was ex
peeted to be the basis of all stike emtseutras e
trials of womers in court, ed the aismas ato
ney general, See Anybody Jems, what fact he 'had to
support the eonpirasey. Clash Aybody Jones imme
- diate answered that n head Steawoed would
present the fats. Stanod did.
Stanwood stated that there was a distinat compi .
asy to pavent the arrest of Ferd o to res ea hm
frea the heads of the eMe ra of the law. Stanweed
pretioeaty admitted that Fed did a ramist ain .
Whesmpea m . Mu Baye ualled the attention a t
leared jurists to the loalpoint that leiotmng awest
was a a felny, but wos only a "miominow," sad
that if a mRa were illa in a meemie, to ream
arnst the peetest. vedist whNsh u hb rseadsed
weuld be mmasAght, sad gn isii t to jmyia
a verdist of amrdr in say degee. Al the 1Au
Seek seem
they are tried in eeaurt in whisk the workljage hi
no jurisdiction.
When Stanwood made his blunder, and it was a
blunder, beeamse Carlin's case to the jury was better
built, Carlin left the eourt in disgust, not waiting
for Boyee's move, which he had readily forese..
Now the ease stands that Mr. Jones, amstant at
torney general, has been given fifteen days to fie a
brief, lawis and Boyce have been given fifteen dye
to reply, the honorable appellate eourt will take reai
onable time, one, two or three months, to read the to
timony and form its opinion, and the ease could be
shunted until after all the hope are picked. If the
honorable appellate court finds that Ford and Buhr
were illegally convicted can any of its members give
a reasonable argument why Ford and Buhr should
have spent nearly a year in jail now and more by
the time of their decision? Should innocent men rot
in jail, bail denied, while all this tommyrot goes ont
Without blame to sany of the menabers of the appellate
court can they or any of them give a good reason
for holding men from their families and life for more
than a year if they firally be found innocent With
out bail, mind you I
Aeeording to indications there is no hope from the
appellate court.
What will count is this, "We'll have good old pro.
hibition, when the morning glories bloom above the
So the fight rums on. Every man get on the job.
You eannot strike as a spectator. Men whose faces
are known cannot get on the job. So get on the Job.
Strike Strike for your jungles and your fires
Strike till the last armed foe expires and do not apolo
gize to Marco Boszaris. The strike is under way I
Come, you Wobblies! Let 'er go at that l Send all
funds to Deo D. Scott, Secertary,
114 Eye etreet, Saeramento, Cal.
Two men; Ford and Suhr, are still umnjstly rSettingl
in jail at Marysville. Nominally, it is for killing Ed.
Manwell, which they did not do. In reality it is for
leading a strike for better conditions on the hop
ranebhes of California.
The hop barons are telling you that they have
granted them better conditions.
The press says Carlton Parker got them for you.
That is not true, and you know it.
Ford and Suhr got them and for it they are in jail.
Youu may be only an individual hobo, but you are
too much of a man to escab on men in jail.
Unless Ford and Suhr are set free by August dfrst,
let the hope rot.

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