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where the workers cheered loudest those
speakers who uttered the boldest and rawest
.alls to thelii not to submit in peace to starva
tionr antI d(lgratlation. Thle "Night Riders"
Ihave already appeared in East Texas, South
A.\rkansais and North Louisiana, where' they
Ive t IIurued several cotton gins. etc., Ibelonmg
ilng to, IIIs(' l who d1tisol'beyed their orders "not
to ili1% ,ottof at hrs tha1 10 ceilts a ponnd."
This Ia.t niltiol is, of course, "foolish," but
fro111 all I e11an h'ear till' condition of the work
in cottn farmers is terrible aind growing mIore
ll..iperate every hou, so. lik(' all metn, they:
-tbrik,,e out at what seems to hiurt the first and
Iiost tdirectlv. New\s colnes that a great "'free
speec h fight" is brewing in Oklahonla, where it
steemlls thlle p'll it alists ani landlords are trying
to lhea, off teffective organ;ization aini(g the
oil fieldl workeirs andi tienanlit farmlers and, in
1holp( of dohing this, are trying to suppress all
publ1li. nliietinrgs f tilhe workers, who are show
fiK tlisp,osition, thank whatever gods that be,
lnot tol ille sltlpre'ssed.
Itf til'he Lanld of lixie Over blows lp, it will
ie .osie blow.i . It, this blow-ulp, is long over
,inue. ,L4 us lhope it won't he delavyed much
If o1,lr thlin'g I am more ,onvin(ed than iveer,
altd that is that unless thet workers drop their
clhasig aflter iSlms anlld q(Juit internal rows and
rapidly get together in the REAL O)NE BIG
I'NI6(N, we, are (loolnell to soon sutffer under
the most terrible and degrading formll of slav
ery tilhe rarcet l,:is ever fallen into. It is up to
every 11nIl andl woman, especially to all 1nmem
hIers (of ALL 'NI( INS, to work as they never
have workeld Ibefo,re for tilhe SO)LI DARTIY of
the forces of laIlor into an organization that
will, iot oinly have the power to serve the imn
meldiatle needs of the workers, but to SEIZE
and I(HLl) the W(ORLI) for the WORKIN(G
Through REVOLUTION is the ONLY WAY
IIENiEY ('ONSTii'(T'I(IN COMPANY.
ST(O('KT(IN, ('al., Nov. 21.-The Hleney
(onstruction ('olmainy is like most otlher coml
Ipanfes, doing all in their power to make revol
utionists of their slaves.
Solll( slaves, of c('ourse', have to le knocked
down and kicked for falling before they wake
ul, h it the leney 'onmstru(tion I'onlpany is
ldoing tilhe necessalry. They allow the slaves
to keep $2.50 from his daily p1roduction
and he. of course, feels grateful; upon quitting
tilh' jol, the' foremlan, . lheidelnann, presents
ilinl with a 1piece Iof notebook paper with the
amo;l(lt ofi title he worked, and dedluItions of
hoIrd, anld wiihatever cOllYillssary hle liIay owe.l't
1,The vitil is not tl,(h wher'e the ol'ie ofi tht'
cOilliin)ly is located (itf tley ilih ve all ) Idll
til' -iVt' l.is ;1 walk of fl'Illl twllity to thirty
niilhs aift.tr his .ac- ll'.h is i Lttclvi against
thile llv of t i tllt r of California.
Ilelw is .I it,.y of the lp;iy chllte the wllrker
"".lmle. Murlhiy ha workt i ravel ' ,1i 2
dIlrs uill hours and hadl s t'elii mals aitl to
\'I il'e o the jll ol the wlaill s -leep (perhal S)
20!of ant' is t'o le SSl whiih li'0MMs 12l"(
;Ill lci'\ 1i 1i\ '( lnki( , frAn tSH. nll ;i ollh
t .,f II. .\ k lituih s. \iwt ' lfll'i 5Vll ilt g tie hI oli i
S1111,illl ' . li 'lr . s 'i . ii t 1,,.I . t lT dilrl, i I ti ll'
lli Wi l IIlog I , iirl i r all . t;o il lltiliti.n. itd
Til' t-itI, is sugge s iles Trlt' Tltan y. \Ikeeps
il" Wlerdlion w hai i I ' ill siaw fron tIe w ialr. tl
maS W l\. t) losIell tis Ir itea lll.
ik ls it zz ills' infr tin, it is notood.
PEPof San Francisco. PRDESS ('IMO T VOICE.
I'IVE (5) FOR ONE, ($00) DOLL.
n26. W Cash. DS, FIV (5) FO TWO
TO MARINE TRANSPORT WORIKS.
Fellow workingmen, now is the logical and
most important time to put some facts before
you. You men that follow the work of water
transportation know some of the conditions
that have existed in the past and exist today.
lhnt oul know it, perhalps, only in your own lo
calitv and not in a general way. We who have
lnl. a stiily of the conditions as they exist
tIihr ,ughoult the whole marine transport in
dustry, are tlheretore, more competent to point
these flaets out to you. To begin with, we will
take the Atlantic ('oast. For some twenty
\vears the craft unions have been in existence
over there. and in that time they have not been
able to improve the condition of the workers
in the ships one iota. On the contrary, the
craft union officials hay e time and time again
imade the work'ers so hopeless that the older
generation has. lost all faith in organization.
I low : lB running away with the treasury
whenever a small amount was accumulated.
Second. BIy leaving the workers in a state
of ignorance regarding organization and the
function of an organization, satisfying them
-e\lves with mIerely paying dues and initiation
fees, and the rest were left to the officers. As
a- result, upon their Ih 4ads fell the responsi
hility of doing the fighting for the workers.
'Thiey, inot being able to do it, went along the
lines of least resistance. i. e., they beat it with
the treasury. while tile heating was good, and,
as the workers had been educated to believe
that the only way to fight the boss was to stay
away from the ships and picket the same, and
by doing so starve the shipowner into submis
sion, tilhe workers then not having anything in
the treasury were unable to fight them even at
those medieval tactics, except at rare instances.
The sailors employed on the sailing ships
were able to maintain what is called a decent
wage back East, not, as some craft union fakir
will tell, ieeause they belonged to the union,
but by virtue of the skill that they possessed.
The sailors' union in the past examined every
applicant wht'n he joined, as to his ability to
perform the work required on the sailing ships,
thereby guaranteeing the shipowner good and
tfficient Imen. The shipowner was not slow in
recognizing tilie profitable function that the
Sailors' U'nion served for him, and as a result
the Sailors' Inion got control of the shipping
in the sailing ships. _.So by analyzing that
situation we find hiat the union, instead of be
ing for the bentmet of the workers, was actu
atlly a benefit to the shipowners.
Further, when men "eire needed by the ship
owners the craft union officials were notified
aind tiiey lroceed' to the best of their ability,
that is, t hrougl, their system of picking men,
they ;always. whenever possible, picked the
mo1,st e'Ticient worker, also the most servile and
willin g work.r, alnd as mi result fine disciplline
:mi line prof4 'it. were realized by thlie shilown
ers. 'l'Theref ore tlhe. (flicial of the craft union
fll'titi1cle oily as1 an e.mlliplloymlltt shark. \V
leave it to vn to d(ecide, but yon can hardly
('44!44 tol ailV other coilchlsioil.
it n4W We co.1te to tlme (erl (or steamll. The
-t.4ant'loat takilg the pla'(' of the olhd-fashlioned
witltimarer. :i great dchaniige has taken pla('e
ll \ itrl 1;tll isli4 l'tititil, . hall d4 Vt' ' do we ' ane ('aor
rV p!,mli ýi"g iage. i. n tl e raft nionltS to eile('t
it ' Not at all. As a result the shilownsers, not
,'inig il n1',' 1 o. skill!d 1n1n to any , g.realttl ,do
gr4,.. 4.'eas1 to lhtni izt . 114' Sailors'l'niins1 . Ibut
41r, .4.4,d t 1 i Iick l4 llheir i'i n1 anywhere., lay
i,1 'ilm',s l,,cv',riig to tle law 44f SUlh!,y 81,(1
414'lll,4l4 . Tl'h t i,. if tllC'r' 1w'l',' Illet 'l l(f il'l 111
thl I.;4*, It, fin aie wl ,lhi l 144 aee .,rdinlglyv
s4,4icte tim4's a- h4w as twe'nty 4lollars a molth,
at hi I,*raftl unilt s 1 i er pli)owrhl(ss to (1o an11
thiii I,, I re\'ftl ithl(' ir'n s ,Ioin g it.
l"inal vI they tok heart in the year l1912. on
.'4'ou4t , th ictr t he lhtr ot fEnglishTranslprt'
Vkrllkrs. Tlh4'v 41,4 eihElI t, fight the s.ipown
.crs 1',, an1 in.re('as1 iln w1ags. Most of you are
Ifalnili;r with that strike. You know how they
stuIck togethi, that is, thle, sailors, the tfhro'nen
•al, t i' c444ks adll stewards ceased work. \Vihat
hal ltelned ? The shipowners, realizing the in
ability o41 th erlft unions to stick, offered thet
fir4'nw4n, the 1i44st needed men on board a
.lal urning shiip. ani incr .ase of five dollars a
m1ntlt, and they went lwack to work. The sail
, Irs hIcing 14 lohigr skilled men, and the ship
owners n,4 hong4r lI('ing in need of skilled men,
replaced tie strikirs hv colhlege punks, and the
strike, as far as the sailors and cooks wer,
1on,.(,'1nted, was lost. Tih sailors, those who
were aile to go to work after this long per
io, if tinm living on free lunch an(i sloppy
beI'r. had to go to work under worse condi
tions than ever 4'xisted before. This is well
known fact. But now we enter the period of
I. W. W. propaganda, and on account of the
us1,lessness of the craft unions on the Atlantic
"oast, it gradually commenced to show results.
What happened.! The shipowners, again see
ing tile necessity of the eraft union fakir, nat
urally turn to him in their time of need. By
giving the fakirs a preference in supplying him
with men, the fakir proceeded to organize (?)
them again. In other words, the shipowner al
lows the craft union to organize the sailors, the
firemen, the cooks and so on. Why this sud
den friendship for the craft unions? The same
unions that the shipowner just previous to the
strike refused to deal with? Simply because
under an open shop the I. W. W. were able to
educate the workers, not only theoretically, but
by actualy putting some of their theories into
practice, and as sabotage interferes with profit,
the master decided to get more efficient work
ers, i. e., more ignorant workers, more servile
workers, and therefore more profitable work
ers. The craft union fakirs having demon
strated in the past their ability to furnish same
to the shipowners, were again appealed to.
The ships are again carrying union crews, and
beware, you workers, if you dare to protest,
your lot will be the blacklist and your last re
sort will be the free lunch forever. The same
has been true of the Pacific Coast. The work
ers have been sold out time and time again.
Take for an example the last strike of the
sailors, firemen and the cooks, in 1906. The
Sailors' Union declared a strike on the steam
boat, where they were less able to shut off
their labor than on the sailing ships because it
required less skill on those boats than on the
sailing ships; and mark you, while they were
striking on the steamers, they kept on working
on the sailing ships, and an individual ship
owner or an individual company was owning
both sail and steamships. There we find a
situation where about 50 per cent of the union"
members were on a strike three months suf
fering hardships of all descriptions, while the
other 50 per cent were working and making
profits for the same shipowner that their fel
low members were striking against. Can there
be any rawer deal than that We don't believe
it. The shipowners seeing that the fakirs here
also served a function that was profitable, they
awarded them a five dollar increase per month,
providing they would continue to serve them
faithfully for a number of years.
So far they have kept their promise. Today
the conditions are worse on the Pacific Coast
than they ever were before. Speeding up is
the general practice. If you rebel, you are
weeded out. All kinds of degrading conditions
are forced upon the workers, and if you refuse
to submit to them you are weeded outs a
humbler slave is given your place and you are
gradually starved into submission, until the
workers as a whole ar forced into lower and
more degrading (onQ that
Your labor politie[e-half d'en able to delude
you for a number ot,,y promising you a
number of beneficial llvs. So far they have
failed to materialize. Ilow long are you going
to keep on paying dues to a coffin club such
as that! They cannot even give you the job
any longer that they promised you. Rise up,
you men, and get into a fighting organization.
We want more than a measly job.
We want wages first at least rqual to the
longshoremen. We want quarters at least
equal to the second cabin passengers. We
want an eight-hour (lay at sea and in port.
but in order to get that we must he organized
for the purplose of taking it. You can't do it
in the craft unions. So let us all line up in
the National Ipdnstrial Union of IMarine
Transport Workers, an organization that takes
in all the workers who are employed in that
indlustry. For instance, in the Port of San
Francisco, the Longshornemn is Branch No. 1;
the Sailors is Branch No. 2. the Firemienl is
BIranch No. 3. and the ('ooks and ilessmen is
Branch No. 4. All the branches t,,getlher make
the loral Industrial Union of Marine Trans
iport Workers, and all tih. local industlial
unions make the National Industrial 1 nion, or
ganized in such a way that we can tie up all
the shilps in any one port or in all ports if
necessary, and iv doing so we can force tie
shilowners to come through with our demandlllldS
andl we carn also nullify any of their maritine
laws at any time. That is the only Ipossible
solution. W\V leave it to you.
C. G. ANDI)ERSON.
Fin. See'y. Local No. 2, MA. T. W.
"When old King William of l'nirussia was on
his death-bed he sent for his grandlson, th,"
jresent Kaiser. Hlis last words to the future
ruler of the (Germnan people were: "Keep in
with the ('zar of Hussia.'" And now-well,
well! I wonder what grandpa, looking down
from above, thinks of the situation."-G. R.
Sims. This gem, suggesting that a former
ruler of (Germany is up above, will doubtless
shock the non-conformist conscience in Britain.
Every British 'Christian patriot knows that the
enemies of Britain are sweltering down below.
The Archbishop of Canterbury considers the
military situation, "the work of the D)evil."
This is rough on those hishops, elergyvmen and
statesmen who have shares in the War Trust.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei, the Voice of tie People
is the Voice of God-but God isn't speaking
abshove a whisperr these days.
JInEuI 3.S V11I TO DUN0 DAWUI
I'll first inform yoa who I am,
P'raps some of you will sneer;
My name's just plain 'Dublin Dma,"
And I peddle boose and beer.
I happened to get pinched here once
And got behind the bars
For expressing ~ny opinion
Of the glorious Stripes and Stars.
A patriotic citizen
By the name of Johnie Shea,
And an ex-militia man at that,
Was at my place that day.
I asked him to go bid bood bye
To the boys in khaki pants,
But Deputy Marshall Taylor
Didn't give poor Jack a chance.
A half an hour afterwards
A thing who's called a man,
With the help of five big scisorbills,
Arrested "Dublin Dan."
They closed my place of business,
And with five men on my trail,
I marched with Sheriff Berkin
To the lousy city jail.
Securing my release on bonds
From the city jail of Butte,
I was ordered Monday morn
Before his "Honor," "Jesse Roote."
The case was set from day to day,
And believe me, that helped some,
For "Maury" in the meantime,
Put the soldiers on the bum.
Then last Monday evening early
An expounder of the law "
Paid a visit to my place of business
With my son-in-law.
His face seemed quite familiar
And I thought, "0, Holy Gee,"
When my friend Joe introduced, me
To his "Honor," Jesse B."
After taking several shots of "Crow"
His tongue began to wag,
And he shouted like a sailor
With a homeward-bounder's jag.
He spoke about the prisoners
Who at Boulder would be tried
And it seemed to me the verdict
Is already cut and dried.
He came down here to
And pose as a go 'ell-ow,
But when I shot at him
Hlie showed a . f yellow,
The same as all tlth res ot them,
There is not one exedption,
They all take water sin.e they've lost,
'The "National (Guar[|" protection.
-DUIJLIN DAN LISTON'.
TRAMI S COMMANDEER TRAIN; SATIN(
HOUSES RAIDED; 93 ARRESTED
San Ilornardino, Nov. l(--.After having tal
en Iwssession of a Salt Lake freight train a
()tis on the desert Sunday, ninety-three hlohoe
were arrested in this city early this mnornin;
w-een thle train lulled into the city. Theyt wer
c'upying several of the ears at the time C
th li arrest by tflt. sheriff's lposse.
A.\ccordling ti, I )elhnty ShierifT Bright of ( )ti
whose t lhgrniim tol tlit. wheriff's offit.e here au
ranged for tilhe posse and liarrest, the nin, nurl
er'ing 1.:;. lhoarl'd , tii e trayin at L as Vega
homllI il'for ,o thern (;aliftorlni t(o sl , nmI ti
rhle, mnm rl.h ,,n the tlops of the .ars an
were( very j'inceahlh. until the train palled int
"'aliente. Th,.re thhey raidtd thle largest tatin
hiu.ast in thles town. At ()tis thiv again lr,
",led, t, raid thle restaurants.
As tlie r;,l,' on thle car tol is had been ,lhill
flitl men broke the seals, railroad officials di
'hlare, anIud found comfortable sleeping iuart,.
a"Iioig (';llns of condensed milk, wheat and me!
('lhandise. --lted lands Review.
All Railroad Workers Should Read
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