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THE AMERICAN COSSACK.
"The man on horseback" has always
typified despotism. Ths means "Si
lenee!" to all opposition. lie is the
assassin of discussion and the destroyer
of dcmrnoracy. histcorically he has s
ualdly ceen the amlitiois g.eneral usurp
ing politic'al powers and becoming an
autoc'rat. lie has always been dreaded
by all who have worked for the pro
,ress of freedom. "The man on horse
lhack'' has reased to be a myth in
.\nAerica. Ife has been re.ere'ated by
the' Ne'rcs of American eapitalsm whom
hle proudly serves for rations and flat
tery. the pet of the ",capt.ains of indus
Th'' 'l's.rs of liussia have used the
(',s-.;ehk rdil re.omienni'leil him to all
th rders of the world.
'I'The A.erie:n ('ossanek has been on
lduity for sc.'eral years in some ic parts of
th,. I'nit, ºi Stat;,s. lie is shameless,
la:,,,.ro.is. ,tT,,,tive. lie, w ill iprol -
lv ic. m tlt I ljiel 11 t Ilhoe sands, 16
riot ri . d;,r,, 1,y infinity. II insolence
w\ithin the next tin years in thee'
I Vitdl Sntates. He must be understood
-by the working class. ire is a
inI ttei aunthraeite 'coal strike (if 1!)12.
I |1." ii( mineil rs hVhs.;.e a\eri'.' inic meo
was .$1I.29 Ie'r l:day. st ,enL"le'l for a few
lpenncies ,more for their toil with which
to feed an td clothe tlhemsel.ves and their
fa'amilies. In that strike' the following
bravee deed was done 1,y a imuontced, mi
litiaiman, an Amneriean ('ossaek. in the
service of the tyvrants who own the
vast stores of a;nthravite eoal.
A mounted neilitiuman, armed with a
unelern rifle and oa powerful revolver.
;r doublle row of ciartridges ani a e.Inh
in his belt, rode pomposly throutih the
street of a mnining village, hrave'ly dar
in; the unarmed toilers and heroically
glaring at the humble women and the
helpless little children at the c'abin
doors. REAl)Y-with him fed. petted.
amrmed, mrounted and brutal-the CAP'
ITAl'AlSTS were READI)Y. ready though
the capitalist.s we're a hundred miles or
te'n thousand miles away. That AC
TOMATIC TUSK of the c.apitalist class
was on duty. Suddenly hf cried ,out to
an old man, a '"mine helper." on strike.
acn old veteran of the Civil War:
Then, point ing down the dusty road,
"the man on horsebacmk." the Arneri
can ('ossae'k. said to the, hungry old
man: "March! (;it! D)amn you---it!
RiLght down that road richt now - - and
kee'l uirch'line_ --straim dht ahead of me!
Mind vn I'll he right hbehirnd you.
yon damnedl lazy sioundlrel. Walk
Icrctty dalre: yor! If yo, make a rmis
step oer even elook siele ise,. I'll put a
hbllet threccelh yo'! Now mareh!"
The, march Ietan at once''. Thus this
well dressedI. well miuntee. well armed
young, workin,_r man. an Ameriean
(cossack. rodei hor afte.r huir--for a
halef day -a few step1's lu'ehicl th.' wea'ry
chi waire-slim,.e a vcteran cef the Civil
War- ,c amnd cln ii the' hlet suni fccr
ciany dVWe'ary tie;le's. ciwi the' Sdlsue'
hleaiu a IEiver (in lhi. ,lire,,,ticle it' Got.
tswhicr.rt. Finallyl after a lnR- nnareh,
lithe, n,,le i hle'r, ,in hi ,.lc i a,'(k e'ntiled out
tc, tic' c,,hl heirc ,,n ft'ect "lalt ni l)o you
See' that trail cv.r nthat eilntatin? Yest
We'lli new. yu caeineol ,li, cheap skate
taiw qc ic'k. 1ee,'. A'X l ii lt die' tell you
,ci. thite'r if Vci , ever sihow your
atmeeie skincn. face' in the' anthracite
ccl r.eiicd ,'ain.e we'll shcect yo' like a
,clii'f N,' . ycci u , ,l, ,_rmnv-h,',:cledc i
:it ue thai t n.,cintaite vc -.nit nii that
eIncit:ine aid ccit if sdi'it. ,cr i'll sli hoot
\Varilv thc'. cli, :nicnt vete, ran 'limb
lth, m,,,cci n. WVhun hie finally
2'nt? w , frct, hi. i, cii,'l tirmcentor hee
s,t dc<,n to r,,t icand think ,to think
n .. ' i;t t cli ,r'c manr t -w'eh nn
pro,,ily tnier th, St:,r~ :u Stripus''
,n enry hicatiifi,.1lis r skin2 all. all to
,l,'fn,! "hi' co.. 'nt''y." :iml his dear
fl,;" was r,,,l,.vnei wvith hins ,,vn bhlc .c .
iut unw "'-'Oh e l ',r'" mi,'ked him.
I':iptans ,,f ichlst ry. c':pit;clists. in
cldstrial C'a,.~ires. had ,aptirel the t'a'
and with ih,, devilish -.raftint s used
that same' flar to defend their indus'
trial despotism Scns and 'ransnns cf
veterans of the Civil War w,,c now
shrewdly flattered and bribed into the
|'noeb roloe of Russianizina America.
Sons and grandsons were becoming
Cossacks, and they cursed his gray
hairs for demanding of American capi
talists a few more pennies a day for ill
fed, ill-clad, ill-housed women and chil
dren in the dismal homes of the miners.
.....A cursing Cossack wearing khaki
and flying the flag virtually spat in the
old veteran's faoe.
When l)eeorati4,n Day comes, when
the Fourth of July is to be celebrated,
when "patriotic" displays are to be
ntade-at such times-bankers, big bus
iness men, politicians and statesmen
many of these--should put on black
masks. wrap themselves in black flags,
and sneak. (blushingly, if possible)
Idown into 1dark cellars and stay there
durinii' the elehration -- with their
umemo,rires crowded with soldiers, wi
hdows and orphans Ibrtally wrong.ed-
with their 4memori4es crowded with eon
Lr,'osSs corru(pted, treasiri,' s looted.
hndls sit,lin. ehlarters. privileges and
""nl,I th In-L.s" sham.'elessly raped from
thi. Urnsee.ing pibhlie while brave but d1
Ihol.ed workinz m1,n aonized on bloody
I\nl 44 snl,.h dlays the working class
h.,,uhll shout Less and think more. "The
4l4an oilt horseback" shoulId have' some
sp.'ial t hbolIht.
A.\l1 tIhe working .lass are thinking
tolav iiy more than '\ever befor'e. And.
ttlinkilng they begIllin to1 see that hand
,lapping,'. fife-playin, drlrn-beating
and biunombe from a plrostitlte'd orn
tor are neither fr',eedomnor j1tlice nor
'even the sign of sulch: htt are. rather.
Ju4st what lMark Twain called them
a "bastard patriotism." (In an ad
dre,'ss. New York. May 25. 1908.)
The mortivet of the you:ng men who
voluntarrily join the army or the militia
is possibleh. in many eases, a good mo
tive,. Perhaps they (1o not see the tricks
o,f the string-pullers behind the scenes.
the powe4'rfiIl nmotives of the industrial
masters ,behind thei' eiirtains. It is not
always easy for the young man to re
alize that he is to be used to punish the
half-nourished, pale-faced working class
baby that vainly tugs weap-lipped at
the withered and milkless breasts of the
ill, fed, ill-clothed, discouraged working
Howev4er. the cheap role ,f the arm
e4I1 protector of industrial parasites is
heconniniº more anid more clearly nnder
stood, and 'onse,'quently more and more
'disgistin'-. to the entire working2 class
in4lhding both the militia and the re
Light is breaking in the toilers' mind.
The hideous business of standing ready
to bayonet the millions of men and boys
and women-this vile business is rapid
ly sinking below the level of contempt.
Strong young fellows in the army and
the militia and the Navy incline more
and more to line up with their own
class, the working class, and refuse to
auasinate their brothers who are
struggling for a few pennies advance in
''They s5.,. thi trick. From G. R.
Kirkplltrick's " \\'ar What IF or?"
Nt )TE Kirklpntrick's book. "War--
\W hat I",r?" is 4i44' ',f th14 .r,.atest
,,ooks 'ver4 writt.n andi sholl44d le read
yv ,.v4'ry worker. The infamous Penn
sylvaIniia ('ossaeks. hl)owevf'r. have been
,.!n4,1. s,,m44, hltt,,r 1v the "deputized"
h,.llions ,f thie Southern Lumniber Opcr
;trs .\.ss r'inti ,n. is oitr opinion. ('on
federate v4t.ranls as well as lTnion vet
'rains havL\', 14.,n hounded from home
and hearth by1 thlies, off-sc·ourings gath
eredl frmni the l1,west depths of capital
ist s,,ci,'ty anid 'Omlnnlissioned as '"p'ace
officers" I)y Stat,'s that 4 .all themselves
",rn,.rati,.," 14t sail under the black
flau ,lf the Almighty D)ollar. But the
v4ry far't that the capitalist class is
c'm"4l,'lh'd t1, us44 thes,, h iman hyenas.
is a ',4,, sign, . for it is a sign that the
,'alitalists thlenmsilves have giv,,n 44p all
hIle ,,f ji,,stifyiin,." , 4t italism4 : it is a
.i.,.. that "th4' m44st brutal and hylpro
'riti,.al frnrm of slavery the, ra,.'4 has
,ver. known." .wa,-slaver.v. is r(tton
t, th1,' c,',r,' an4 4 is fallirL, of its own
wei,_ht. for. %hlIen a rlinin class "om4's
tI the l)a.ss that it 111must d,'pendCl ,.ntire
Iv ,44 Lunnl'n andl detectives fr its sal
ation. its rei.rn is done. the d1ay ,f its
.victi ,n frm the earth is at hand. The
t. W. W.. the One Bie U'ninn of thli
W,rkin4 Class. is the only force that
can save human society from chaos.
.Tlin it today! Put the cunmen and the
capitalists in overalls and the workers
in possession of the Wnrld!
"A BMlM ANlll NAr" MIRu D.
Elizabeth, La., Jan. 27, 1913.
Editor "The Lumberjack,"
I have just finished reading your
last "luumbetjack," and beg leave to
comment on some of the more curious
In my estimation your article headed
"Union Demands," deserves the gold
medal; with Jay Smith's "Working
Class Polities," a very close second.
But those "demands," now, say,
friends,-they are simply hypnotizing.
Still, I wish to suggest that they should
have been set forth into the customary
ten articles. instead of only eight; this
would give the program a more finish
ed appearance. So I accept your thanks
in advance, for supplying the two nis
sing numbers, as follows:
(9) Every workingman's "residence"
to be supplied with a self-player piano
of approved model, also an adequate
supply of eanna d melody-this last to
,be replenished or exchanged at the
wish and whim of the "proletarian" us
ors and without any cost whatever.
(10) A moving picture theatre of
iuitahle size and appointments, to be
built by the "Company," and operated
Free gratis. for the delectation of all
employees and their families.
Of course, you understand. Mr. Ed
itor, thAY if our lumberjacks are to la
lior only eight hours each day, they
must be offered some means to kill time
while not at their jobs, and what better
means, I ask you, than these last two
"demands." which would give the
whole lumberjack population a chance
to satisfy its artistic yearntngs? The
realization 'of your demands would no
doubt gladden the hearts of all the
members of your I. W. W. Onion, but
you must know that such a thing is ut
terly impossible; therefore. I consider
that to fill the childish minds of ignor
ant laborers with such dope is plain,
The class of people whose "holy
Cause" you pretend to champion, will
derive no benefit from your paper, un
less yom can teach through its columns
that the only sure way for the wage
worker to better his condition, is to ap
ply himself more conscientiously to his
job. thereby increasing his efficiency
and value to his employers.
Your "Lumberjack." if It persists in
its present policy, will be a mere trou
hie breeder: and of trouble. God knows,
we already have a-plenty in the Timber
I shall not comment at t histime on
tJay Smith's "piece." except to call at
tention to his opening statement that:
"The politician, like the preacher, is a
thine of the past." This alone stamps
him as an Atheist and revolutionary
Socialist: his mind is no doubt, proof
against all the powers of logih' and rea
son. therefore I ignore his challenge to
all emlloyees of labhor. and remain.
(Signed) A IH[INESS MAN.
The above letter, evldently from some
smart "Law and ()rder Leaguer,"
with its references to "ignorant labor
ors," "Atheists," etc.. and its advice
that "the only sure way for a wage
worker to better his condition is to in
crease his efficiency and value to his
,mloyer," shows the average "busi
ness man's" idea of a "perfect" work
inlg man. that is. he must he a perfect
machine, never thjnking of himself and
4is. but always of andt for the Boss a
la Kirby's and Frost JTohnson's slaves.
When he does think of and for himself'
hlie must he ridiculed about his "artistie
yearnings." Bu;t. having secure l a free
Y. M. C. A. at Bon Anmi, we se, no rea
son why, Mr. Business Mlan. we shouill
not and won't be alle to mmake 'your
gang come across with a few free pia
nos and a free moving ,icturre show.
C'hrist knows th,' ,oy need some,
anmusement in your godfrrsak,'n cor,
viet camps heside that affor;ted themr
by your man-wrecking' "slquirrel cirr"
and blind-tiger booze. And. don't wor
rv ahbout our eight demands not heing
enuf-that was just a starter anti, as
for "trouble," well. "G;od knows." we
mean to keep on organizing "ignorant
laborers." the' we are, until your gang.
who breed all trouble, are put in over
alls and civilized by the I. W. W.
The Recording Secretary, Fellow
Worker M. Olay, of Local Union, No.
102, I. W. W., of Ybor City, Florida,
and Fellow Worker Salinas, Editor of
our paper, "El Obrero Industrial,"
were arrested and thrown into jail at
Tampa, Florida, cn January 23rd, un.
der the infamous alien anarchist law,
and now the "native born American"
white trash that serve so shamelessly
the Spanish buccaneers who own the
Cigar and Tobacco Factories of that
notorious slave pen, are moving heaven
and earth to deport Fellow Worker
Salinas back to his (t) "native land,"
which is Cuba, which was stolen from
Fellow Worker Salinas and his people
for the Trusts, just as Dixie was stolen
from us, by an arn of gunmen made
up of American born white-trash.
We have got to put a crimp in this
business of the Bosses jailing, deporting
and ,outraging working men who stand
up for the righis of their class,'and we
might as well start on Tampa. I often
won,ler what would become of Tampa
and Yhor City if the working men and
farmers who make up the great army
of consumers would just be sure that
inome of their cigars, stogies, tobacco or
eigarettes were made in either of these
hellholes I wonder. Our Revolution
ary forefathers played hell with Great
Britain by just refusing to buy her
products. Don't forget that an injury
to one is an injury to all and, - don't
forget Tampa when you are buying ci
gars and tobacco.
And let all labor organizations pour
letters and telegrams of protest against
these infamous arrests and persecutions
in on: The Secretary of Commerce and
Labor. Washington, D. C.; the Gover
nor of Florida, Tallahassee, Fla., and
the Mayor of Tampa. Fla. Demand of
the Secretary of Commerce and Labor
that, if he is going to deport anybody,
it be the infamous authorities of the
the infamous City of Tampa. Make it
RAILROAD WORKERS, ATTENTION
To the Aid of the Strikers of Home
Headquarters of Striking Steel Mill
Railroad Men at Hosestead, Pa., 215 8th
Ave.. West Homestead. Pa.
Twenty years of industrial oppression
--unparalleled in the history of this
century--has rendered the workers em
ployed in the possessions of the STEEL
TRUST timid, submissive and obedient
of eruel masters.
*Wa1es are kept at the lowest point
possible. Long hours of exacting toil
relate the fate of toilers in hundreds of
human beings being killed every month,
and by the outery of the thousands
maimed and crippled every year, and
stipped back. like useless cattle, to the
countries they came from. All this to
increase the profits of the Roekefellers.
Carnegies and other bloodhounds of our
present industrial exploits.
What's the Good of Having a Watch If It Does Not Keep Time?
We Regulate the Watches We Repair
Watch Inspector St. L. I. M. & S. Ry.
FRANK F. VANN
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
Send us your Watches and Jewelry by register
ed mail or express, for repairs. Spectacles
repaired and sent out the same day received
All work promptly done and guaranteed. Your work is ready when promised
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S- Complete Stock of
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TELEPHONE NUMBER 212
Silaee egled esa I"umr, A
so many yeaa, until the rnssm d am
employed in the plants of te Steel Ca
poration, at Homestead, the histokr
battle ground of Amerlosm labor, Brad
dock and Duquesne, thought that they
had a right to seek redress agAus ap
palling wrongs by petition, a right gum
anteed to every eitizen of this country
in the bill of rights conquered with the
blood and tears of millions before us.
The Steal Trust locked out the peti.
tioners. Hundreds of men, serving
long years for the corporation, were
denied the right to work. But this
lockout has started the war that the
Steel Trust sought to prevent by the
proffers of fat jobs to gunmen, detec
tives and cheap politicians.
This lockout has broken the ground
and hundreds of thousands of toilers
are preparing in all steel mill towns to
get a larger share in the proceeds of
their hard exacting toil in the posses
sions of the corporation. All are pre
paring to give battle to the steel trust
and other corporations so that less 1jo.
ney be spent in useless libraries and
more of the necessities of life will come
into the homes of the workers.
But these men, women and children
who have started the greatest struggle
that the world has ever heard of, must
be supported, and they must be given
the chance to carry the propaganda
into the hovels and huts where the un
derpaid steel workers are compelled to
dwell, and into the pestiferous environ
ment that the masters of the institutions
for our exploitage have imposed by
their economic power..
Give as much as you can! It will be
well used! Pass the lists around in the
shops! Five cents, ten cents, a quarter,
a dollar even from each worker, will
count! We ate not begging; this is
your fight also; therefore, we know that
if we win you also will share the re
Receipt willi be forwarded, account
will be given in several weekly labor
papers. But, get busy, don't turn this
down. Send all contributions and lists
THE STRIKING STEEL WORKERS
215 Eighth Ave.,
West Homestead, Pa.
AN IN.JRY TO ONE IS AN IN
.TURY TO ALL!
The National Industrial
Union of Forest and
For full information, write: Jay
Smith, Secty., Southern District, Box
7T, Alexandria, La., or Frank R.
S~.hhlis. Secty., Western District, 211
Oce.idental Avenue. Rear, Seattle, Wash
ORGANIZAION IS POWFR