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HARKI THE BATTLE CRY IS RINOINOG
LESSON IN GEOGRAPRY.
Run your finger over a map of the United States
(if you are in my clam take out your railway folder),
and stop said finger at any State you choose, you will
liscover this pregnant geographical and sociological
fact: In every State in the Union, within the last two
ur three years, one or more strikes have been broken,
and the workers-ior brothers and sisters-have beens
, ruelly driven down--down into the flaming hell of
starvatuon--by guamne. This state of affairs will con
tinue until we get REAL ANGRY.
TO THE REBELS IN CALIFORNIA.
In taking a little geographical recreation recently,
iimy linger stopped at California. Hell's fire! But it
mIakes a fellow's blood boil to think of the treatment
%e received at the hands of good, ,Christian, law
abiding Gupmen. Fresno, en Dieo, Sacramento.
Wheatland. Truly an imposing gnment. This
State is called " The Paradise of the Golden West."
Well, it is up to us to crest a nice li'ely SERPENT
to disturb the serenity of this wonderful "Paradise."
PUBLIC OPINION HAS VEERED.
The recent monstrous atrocity at Ludlow has tre
mendously affected public opinion; it has dulled the
patriotic appetite, and given us more supporters than
ever lb:fore. We must take this favorable sentiment
at flood tide and sweep it on to a decisive victory.
Stickers in common with votes are worthless, nay,
reaetionary-unless backed up by FORCE. The
stickers now being plastered up all over the West
Iecan that we have decided to dominate a situation;
they mean that we intend to CONTROL the HOP
I'ICKING next month.
CLASS ON BOTANY.
Being working people, 1 presume that your "dad
dlies" were rent-payers and gave to the landlord the
money that otherwise would have given you a college
education, however, don't despair, you can attend
our Summer Course on Botany at the University of
Wheatland. No entrance fee. Before you matricu
late, be sure to consult a nerve specialist. I have it
on good authority that neurasthenia is not conducive
to a thorough study of the nature of plant life--ES
PARAGRAPII ON JURISPRUDENCE.
WE, who now reside in California, should consider
iL a j'reat legislative privilege to adjudicate the FORD
.l.nd SU11R CASE. .
Fellow Judges in California! Between now and the
time when the court will be in session, 1 adjure you
to judicially examine the following brief:
In the event of the District Court of Appeal uphold
i£g the decision of the Superior Court of Yuba county,
to-wit : That "Blackie" Ford and Hlerman ,Suhr are
ndliridually guilty of a manifestly social "crime" pro
,tlucd by intolerable conditions. ,Shall we- the court
of last appelal --hold Ralph Durst individually guilty
of the manifestly capitalist crime of creating intolera.
T'he only instruction the court has to give at this
limei is: RI.rnember the LAW and the Prophets: AN
EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A
DEATHI TO.TIIE GUNMEN.
At the cost of mlany rebel lives, we have fully dem
omutrated the fallacy of passive resistance; we have
paid thtn price in full for taking slave morality se
riwously. Now, at the very same risk as before, let
us boldly challenge the gunmen. In future let us corn
fI,,u irlustrial and militant action. If we cannot
knook hll out of the traitor breed, we can always join
.•Imhn I).'s Sunday School, and declare ourselves unfit
for ,mancipation. We are fully aware that the ma
er,.d l..rsoni andi property of Mr. Durst will be guard.
,'I by propertyless protectors of private property, but
w., the "Frc e-footed" Rebels in California must oad
r,'t,, with a songy upon our lips, and this sentiment
,,clra'rI i upon our hearts:
I, ath to yunmen! Death to the traitor whom money
uhtr masters were very successful in 1887 at mak
ne: terrible, examples of the "Chicago Anarchists."
l -lel that time many brave hearts have been dlone to
.i. th, that we, the rebellious slaves, might take warn
: tm aind 1)HEY. FORD and SH'IIR are being vic
1 u'izcd for the sole purpose of striking blackest ter
.,'r tc the hearts of rebel men. If the sentence of
:' iltl) and S'IIR is allowed to stand then it is mani
I. t that our miiasters have once more cowed as into
.,hfmission through fear. Fellow-uworkers, shall this
Sfam,,,,usly tyrannical method make dastards of us all?
"THEY'RE ALL FIGHTERS FROM THE
Thousands upon thousands of men and women are
attracted to -.or cause, because of the sentiment
quoted above; these thousands are watching and wait
ing for us to prove it, before they take as seriossly.
Many have been in our organization, and been theor
ized out of it, but they are still ready and anxious for
revolutionary action, instead of theories they now
have--GUNS. They are very clear-cut REVOLU
BACK TO MARX.
Carl Marx laid down an axiom which to this day
remains unrefuted. He said: "Between two irrecon
cilable conflicting interests (which engender two op
posite rights) the only arbiter that can decide is
force." This everlasting truth interpreted in plain
When Rebels and gunmea meet, one or other mest
?ie. If the Rebels are prepared they are right, if sot,
then the gvnmen are right.
ON WITH INDUSTRIAL-MILITANT ACTION!
ON WITH THE REVOLUTION !
NOTHING IN COMMON.
"The working clam and the employing class heve
nothing in common."
I would also add that whoever saith they have is a
liar and the truth is not in him.
lie is either a liar seeking to deceive the workers,
or what little brain he may once have had has dwin
diled away to a mere nothing.
The capitalists or master clam seeks to force thru
the pores of the workers' hides every drop of sweat
possible for the least possible wage.
You, the workers, desire to get the greatest possi
ble wage in exchange for the least possible labor.
The masters of the bread have been able to put into
practice their desire because they are strongly organ.
ized and able to rob you.
Under the present system their actions are per
fectly legitimate because "Might is right."
Remember, that it is very wrong for you, the work
ers, to demand what you have produced because you
are yet weak and not able to take it.
The capitalists, or rather their agents, have devel
oped their brain while many workers, like the horse,
developed only their muscle.
The real capitalist or parasite never develops his
his mind or anything else. He simply wallows in lux
ury like the hog does in the mire.
Can't you, the workers, display as much sense as
the little bees in their hivest
But, unlike the bees, the human workers allow the
human drones to kill them off by withholding from
them the product of their toil.
Pattern after the little bee. Get in the One Big
I nion. Exterminate the human drone by taking pos
session of the means of production and distribution,
operating same in the interest of the workers.
Then you can sit under your own vine and fig tree
and be masters of a situation which the Creator in
te nded you should do.
Don't be fooled with any political or religious bune.
UInite with your class in the I. W. W., the fighting
union. The union that recognizes no compromise and
demands the full product of your labor, nothing more,
Always bear in mind that the world was made for
all mankind. If you are not a man you deserve and
will get no part of# W. M. Witt.
"THIOIUGIITS OF A FOOL." Send us $2.00 for
EI(IIT 13-week or FOUR 26-week PREPAID Sub
cards, and we will send you a copy of this sweeping
satire on the "ethics of today," FREE. The book
APPEAL TO SOUTHERN WORKERS
BY RANGEL-CLINE DEFENSE.
('line in Bitter Need and Great Danger--Kirbyites
liowling for the Blood of the Libertarians.
Ye workers of the South, don't you hoar the noise
of driving nails as scab carpenters erect the scaffold
on which J. M. Rangel and Charles Cline will end
their lives some time in the month of J.uly? Can't
youll hear the coarse jests of glmmen and lackeys as
they await the carefully prepared verdict of the Capi
talistic Judget Can't you see that hedious smile on
the faces of those who believe in cheap labor as the
day drawn near when the boys must face a Texas jury,
a jury conmposed of the vwry men ag:iinst whom our
fellow-workers have "sinned " Yes, that is what they
call it in Texas. It is sinful for a toiler to east re
flections upon the nwthods of accumilating fortunes
as does our worthy friend Mr. Land IIog'and Labor
Skinner in the State of Texas. It is a sin against
(;,l and against the State for a worker to defend
himnself against the armed thugs and gunmmen who
are fed at the trough of profit. It is sinful for a toiler
to he or do anything except make profit for a master,
so sayeth the well fed preacher who waits impatiently
to offer his soul salve when the State has doomed the
boys to death.
Pellow-workers of the South, mat these. a ham
to satisfy the blood-lust of the exploitng clast Mist
these boys. die because of their loyalty to the e.es
from which they came Must they die for the lack
t of the few dollars that would guarantee to them a
defease werthy of the great esuse of which they were
standard bearers f Much a. we may regret it the facst
still remains that it is emential to start the fight for
their freedom in the court room. We are barred frem
that part of the battlefield in person, but we are per
mitted to send a representative who can express our
ideas concerning the method in which the fight shall
be staged. To have lawyers in the ourtroom we must
have money. We must get that money from the work.
ing class. We must get part of it from the workers
in the South. We must have $1000 on the morning
of July 6th when Rangel and Cline walk from their
prison cells to the court room to await your verdict.
I The verdict of the Judge and jury will be your ver
dict, the verdict of the working class. They will ren
der a verdict according'to the power wielded by in
terested parties on the outside. The prosecution has
already made its power felt, if you don't believe it
read what they have done to the four men already
convicted. J. Gonzalez, 99 years in the State prison;
L. Vasquez, 40 years, and so on. They were only
minor offenses, according to the prosecution itself. Do
you think that they will refuse to wield that power
when Cline and Rangel go to triaL You are mistaken
and unless you develop more power in the next 15
days than you have been able to develop since the
boys were arrested last September, then the verdict
will be guilty and Rangel and Cline will dangle at the
end of a hempen noose. You have it in your power
to say what the verdict shall be. Remember Boise,
remember Salem, remember Grabow.
You spoke and your voice was heard in the court
room. You gave the men on trial then a legal defense.
The lawyers for the defense were assured of your sup
port and they whined not for mercy or for justice.
They but echoed the cry of the workers for an ac
quittal of the men who had sinned against the God
of capital. We can do the same thing at San Antonio
if you will send us the munitions of war. When you
have made up your mind as to how much the lives of
these men are worth to you send the sa 'm chosen to
Victor Cravello, Room 108 Labor Temple, Los An
geles, Cal., Socretary Rangel-Cline Defense Com
"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.
"SIMPLE ETHICS OF WARFARE."
The following article is taken from the Catholic
journal "America," issue of May 23:
"On May 8, the Chicago Daily Tribune published
a letter written to his parents and brother by a first
class gunner of the dreadnaught Utah, stationed at
Vera Cruz. Among other things, the writer says:
" 'Murder and plunder was all we wanted and we
more than gave it to them. For every on,! of our fel
lows killed we shot down like dogs ten Mexicans " " "
We had about 150 prisoners, of which we court-mar
tialed about 80 and shot them the same night. That's
biz. Show no mercy is our policy now ' " * But we
never torture thenm *" Perhaps you would like to
know what we do uith the (lead ones. We take a
horse and wagon and fill the wagon with bodies and
drive to the outskirts of the city. There we go to an
oil tank. sprinkle crude oil on them, and put a match
to the pile. I'p goes the whole works. What the
flames don't consume, the buzzards do.' "
Commenting on this hideous boasting, "America"
says: "Such a letter must needs bring the blush of
shame to the face of every man who has the honor
of the nation at heart. True, no one believes for a
moment that all the dleeds related actually occurred.
(Why not, other letters from "fighting men" at the
front tell the same horrible story.-Ed. V.) Our
officers, lhumane and cultured gentlemen, with a high
sense ol responsmibility, have as yet control over the
difficult situation to prevent outrages which bespeak
savagery rather than Christian civilization." And so
the editor of "America" goes on seeming to be shock
ed at the callous bnrutality of the fighting man, but
WAR IS IIELL, the officers are no, better brutes than
the men in the ranks, and the "simple ethics of war
fare" they acted upn when they court-martialed and
murdlered men whose only crime was resisting the in
vasion of their native land. "Christian civilization!"
( ?)--it is one vast shambles!
LIVES of workers all remind as
",Hmnest toil" don't stand a chance,
The more we work we leave behind us
Bigger patches in our pants.
The New York Court of Appeals tells us that
"motherhood is an incident natural to marriage."
Which prompts us to remark that the discoveries
Swhich the courts are making these days are simply
"Womnan, lovely Woman!" why in the name of
( Godalmity can't you breed more Rebels and fewer
suckers, scabs, scismorbills and slaves?
NOTICES FRIG-C LMO50.,:
LOCAL 61 has mored to new hea unioasr u11
U. Missouri Ave., .ayp C*,.pW. All s±o pnSm.
ing thra eity please takeaotles. 0. J. Beo, 8..
REBELS in Omsha, Nebraska, have cpwsd h"ia
quarters at Boom 806, Bralq Dmdis, 303 &M 13
Street. All workers weleome.
LOCAL 586.-Forrest Edwards eo Seatle, Wa,
has been elected -seretary-treauer, vice A. W. ,ek.
well, resigned. Address all comnmmnestions to See.
retary Edwards, are General Deivrery, Drauriht,
Oklahoma. Rebel oil workes needed on all Souther
jobs. A. W. eBoehI.
"God made the world in six days." Then he made
the Capitalist Clas. That's where God made another
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