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Help God Make Them Take the Iron Heel Off Dixie.
SOrganization Is Power
"AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL"
Vi v ii " Mia is R:iii " NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1913. "TRUTH CONQUERS" NUMBER 18.
LIES ARE LIES,
SAYS OLD REB.
lnted I. W. W. "Fanatic" Cites
And Cootrasts Them With the Fairy Tales
of "Arthur Jensen, A. F. oif I..
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HOW GOD DAMNED MERRY
I'l ,.. in 30,rryvilh, reigns st
p'i1,ne. 1:411h ti h, mill damt s washed
t4i4l ;:III Iaih' t Iilg.s gomn' into the swamp
l\h.re,, t' lfoot of 11an hath lnever
ie4l.1. The train washed off the dump
eort vl miIles. Elevator all down', in
fart, e'. rythsing is in had shape. The
r'eipayi dielare' their loss at $t0.
100t. l'heI Santa Ie claim theirs can
not he estimated at presentl. Some
of "our good cit izens s uffered too, from
the down-pour. Mr. Bishop opened
t he door of his store on Thursday
umorning and was met by lwo feet of
water,l and a sample of tine hats.
,,hoes, suits. in fact, everything that
\vas .on the floor. lie did not catch
all hiS thillngs till he raced a hhl'k or
Iw,. Now he is going to s to u the mill
omipany 'for $25,000 damages. The
bridges on all roads are washed outt
the st rere'ts are almost impassible.
Sundlay "Mr." Estes tried to make
the niiggelr seahs work on the dams,
but t he'y wouild not do it, so he told
I he'na to Iea've. They went along with
many aii ot hers who had already quit.
TheI'y left here walking, carrying their
I4'IEongi ngs. SomeT had got their pay.
.miine' had no11t. Slaturdaly night, the
i'negrol',s w4'1' lpac'ked around the pay
\window; discont'ent was plainly visi
tle. om'e who hal been here two
months alI had been promisedI $1.50
per flay was told there was nothing
for Ihemn. So w'hen they get ready
to1 start up tihe mills, they will have
to get a new crew t, " sc'abs. The Lcit
iz.ens have ill) a petition now' asking
lIhe' mill ',lipany not to ('mploly so
many negroes as it is getting to be
dangerou'',s 1now for ladies to go to the
ioest oflice. So they are git tling too
iiileh of their )~ Vl soup. it would
si.em1. I want. to say this, too: The
Imen have reorganized Local 218,
1. \V. W. and met, ri.guhlairly nnc.'
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I. W. W. WHIPS DENVER.
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.' ." L, STE[D "'4'ML3ERS, ATTENTION'
TO ALL SECRETARIES AND MEMBERS:
Fellow Workers:-The Second Annual Convention of The National In
dustrial Union of Forest and Lumber Workers is hereby called to convene
in the Hall of the Southern District at Alexandria, Louisiana, on
Monday, May 19th, 1913
All Local Unions are requested to Immediately begin making prepara
tions for the Convention, to see that all old members are paid up and as
many new members as possible initiated in order that they may be represented
by a full quota of Delegates.
Speakers of International reputation will attend and address the Con
vention. which promises to be the greatest ever assembled by the Lumber
jacks of North America.
By order of the General Executive Board.
FRANK R. SCHLEIS, Secretary, Western District.
JAY SMITH, Seoretary, Southern District.
National Industrial Union of Forest and Lumber Workers, I. W. W.
lThe ilatest IiQews from this notorioius
lIe inity is too the ellect that. the epi
dleniic of SMII.Pl'X fntld MENIN(;ITIS
which has I'een raging there for some
weeks has almost Ilusted this strong
hold of "law and oir dr." The while
eonitly is sulrfferir: for its sins and
so hard-up is it Io'r labor, it is said
that they have cout r,,nt s in half and
Ishot rllobbery irices to pieces, Ibesides.
but tI) n effect as thle wor\kers :are
sa.' ing, it i.s r I4e i'rtel'. that "if Voll
r4 there1 and miss flvinIg if SMA"LL"
Ir'\ and lM :NINriTIrs, you are more
thain liahb, 1), 1i .pri.h ,f "la\w and or
de,,r." -4 t lh' ' are giving it a widle.
sil.bs. l hlIohl' it i. the l(ºeanities Ih1at
ilit\! L*P l I iºille" ill thir l lie llliH'i:t
tion t'of t he I. W. W. .i11 most 'cr)'i
i11 their :assialtl , loll h n:ian rights, Ihe
1141hl4! it i i1)4i11l thenm that the' \\'rat:1
4t 1' has d fllen wit1h a heavy h1;1il.
"l':Ike \\ 'wi viif1. v,,l fligge 'S r ill a il. 'k
e'r-, fort, beh h14l, the signs that the
l'riest. ;:1l41 p;rethers say ati'e sulre
i-rns: of the \\'rath oft (;.Iod are itlling.
a:i l 1t4, 1 , ln the ()NI'E I1 I UNION, hiut
I11on its hitt ,rIst enemie,. Hear min .
iIll yIoui nigger.s heair me, ail \'uiii suck
e'r ! It is Ibelte'r li f e Ithe rath tof
the 140ss than the wrrath of (,;ml, and
\",iI hail belter get in the ()NE I; ;
I'Nios while there is }et trimn' for
V'II i o be l e II'II. ('hol)se vi this d1ay
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.. flf'I,,It F m "'The ( ", i,.4 N\a jt(/ S,,."
UNIoN which, by all the signs of the
priests and preachers, God in backing
to, the limit. (;et in line for the (;EN
ERAI. S'RIKE. back up your fellow
workers at Merryville, or suffer the
consequlences cef the wrath to come.
PE'TEi t rile IIlItMIT.
ADVERTISE DE RIDDER.
l)on't forget I)e Ridder' Tell all
the world about [)e Ridder! Tell the
'RI Til about I)e Ridder! Let all
workingmen and working farmers
know that I)e Ridder's "'leading (iti
zen." elo noet Ie'liev(e' the toilers have
;In} rights at all. natu ral, custitui
t ional, h nunl l or lliviene. (;ive I)e lil
lder', e.oekro.ehi'racy a stI'ronig lose
of NoTuIIlN;. T''ake your Irade' to the
ILong-Ihell. I' liz:aleth or Kirlhyville
roblle('rs.aries Ibefore you dleal witlh
thei. . Sh.oe t 'ern in the I'(C(KE:'rIOI(O .
.\l\velrt i' Iet Itid(ler!)
I'l'e(hlaiiIate Leesville'! IleIavy I'roeteq
hb ncate' l,eesville! I'roclamate it till its
e,,rl'a,,:lc'llFc e re'call tlheir "l1 onk" May
,i, e oe Io'r'e 1iimli teeo 'eiall his Sawd'ustl
inllcne ile.`ci're'l "pr'clu'e :e n;t loll." :gltuillst
tree spe'e'ch ' l 4nI : -s.e'ie lyl'! Tra(de
alln"v lere'. 'eee iept ii I.E. III,..i I ,e
lie' I':e"el' . 'o t ande I'rocr)lanete
I ,e', vtilhe'
Until further notice, continue to
send all subs., money, communica
t ions. etc., to THE LUMBERJ.ACK, Box
510, Alexandria, La.
GOD STRIKES KIRBY
Ronwier, Texas, May 5, 1913.
Dear Readers: I have always
thought SAHOTAGE was wrbing, but
God has proved it is right, but rthink
I will let him handle that part. He
has torn all Merryville to pieces and
our "Pal," J. H. Kirby, is also a total
wreck. So also he has shot the Santa
Fe in the pocketbook to the tune of
tens of thousands of dollars. There
are four things God seems to hate,
.judging by his recent acts, and they
are: A tyrant, a coward, a scala
wag and, a scab.
And now, fellow-workers, I would
like to have some of the Boss' money,
but, as he won't let me work and
earn it, I have to bum, so I hope you
fellows are not working hard, be
cause you know, if you do, us black
listed men can never get to work any
more and we want you good workers
to help us to get work, as God has
done all he can for us. Remember, we
were blacklisted for fighting the bat
ties of our class.
Then, you who say I am advocating
stealing and lying, you good Chris
tian men, you have misunderstood
my talks. I would like to say to you,
brother, I only had reference to pres
ent conditions. If you will only help
the I. W. W. to get better conditions,
why you won't have to use the Holy
Book as a stall; you can live up to it
without lying, as we are only trying
to get things so men won't have to
steal to live.
It is true, fellow-workers, that we
are living the wrong life, but we are
trying to change conditions so we can
live in harmony with each other W1
don't want to destroy life. If we did
we would kill off that lawless bunch
of gunmen at Merryville called the
"Law and Order League." Hut I *
would rather see them on the hum
like me, so we are going to put them
on the road and, if we don't the San
ta ,e will. I hopel you will quit talk
ing alsitit uIs IUnion men being "law
less charao-ters," you workingmen
who are so readly to hop on every
,Lumber 'l'rust lie you hear, anid tudy
what the I. W. W. is trying to dl, for
the workinlg class--we are out for
freedom and we are going to get it
somile day, so if' you want to be a man.
a free mran, join the ONE HIG IUNION
uand help win the world for the
You'rs for Inul ris'ial l"reedom.
We union boys here c('ertainly look
forward to Sunday because that day
always brings us the ".lack."
Our ( ?) town got rid of a scabby
sceal on the 28th; he took his family
away from here on No. I that night,
hound for Merryville. HIis name is
Walter Strohan, and he is from
Southeacst Missouri the stamping
grOind of S;talis.
Ile has a job the're at Merrvyville.
I stood , uts id the depot and heard
hinm talking toI an;other s'al, wu,ho
'or' - here.
II,' s:ai aill rof the logs had i'en'fl
washed 200 yards frot mill point at
AlIrryl ille. :rsel tle t rain roarl w"a
halt t.washe'd away: also that the , ',orn
tptty i ,i' n,,o l,,i c'ar. hardly, atl ,,.
Ini.n r was ltr'i prg n,,I its side in th,
\'lod- tihe Sf11r1 tra'ck upon wh 'iih
i h:L lt 'tn ..t; ndingl , wa7 uinitder'
Ill il'bi- 1 Iy h. m! v,, ate'rs. .\1ltch i tl '-r I
i. b, ii g r nif, . l.-.l,. in th, ' lni,,n ,ciri .
T1h. I ,,c'or ht- ,re has a ni.'c' littlt
Sr;tI. Wh','tf i ,he is caalr! in t, wait
,,n 'hitl rn ,ro a .Av . who pay- ,I,
tr feI's, the' cht rges for thei ntdic ine,.
an ( also c'(harg ~. . il ;n Vi.jt fril'
'.natii , t! n .i aid -lay,.- ,r -ah e' A ,.
fathher or mither, ;nr rcla' iv, 'A
may he living with him.
We have lot. of job ,',ward- aimd
suc'ker< here', but even hthey are tbe
girnring to grnlt Ie at thie way the-y
are .kinid ,m the weekly "tak'-oct"
g'ft of rent and doctor fees.
T'hev al ,, know that while lumiber
is so high anti labor in such demand,
that this is the ripe time to hit the
Bosj, for more concessions, and I am
certainly trying to sow discontent. If
they wish to better their condition
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