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1 STRIKE * BULLETIN a.
Altered aa earond claea matter Jan I, 1111. at tha poet afflca at Clinton. III. ander the a<-t of Mart h I, 1*71 , Vale 1 CLINTON, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 12,1913 N*. 33 I The Paramount Issue As th>- years imreus. the labor problems are getting more intense Venr ' before lias labor agitation ami controversy reaelo-il the complexity of t < MI ay hikI t lover before lias I lie ailministrative ami legislative balls of stale ami nation been | brought to the realization that the solving of the labor problems is the Paramount issue of the Twentieth tVutury. Labor must solve ils own problems Sudi were the words of an ale out ph losophe r. the truthfulness id this assertion cun Im fully understood when taking a view of the miserable failures that tlo representatives of I'apital have made m I lo adjust llleIlf of I lo st I lk. s and . out I n', i I sles Ilf I lie past So. ailed settlements of labor disputes are taking place However llo v .11. ini si tileim uts of viability lint merely . innpromisiug contracts that liav« for tlo ir i purpose mllamalory ah-viatiotis of labor eruptions, and utter years duration it lias matured itself ready lor lb. ».e. pi,-1 ■. of another compromise with tlo- can . i is of our (octal system Labor i> today only traveling • >n tlmt conveyance of evolutionary processes onward ami forward to that apex th.it guarantees tlo Workera that full product of then Labor, to that pi nod in the struggl* Ibr • \isteiiei When no compromise with tlo Master Class will he accepted, w In u m. portion of tin- labor production m those vvlm work will l.e confiscated for distribution of social drones, and the d. v • lopim tit of luxury tor tlo enjoy mi nt of tie Nation's autocratic parasites. Then and only at this juncture will the grave labor prcblems he solved, anything less will s i in pi v l.e a compromise, only a spasmodic aleviutmu. whose next eruption will develop into a slat, of iimn intensifying nature than any of the ruptures experi enced hi tlo past Tlo labor conflicts of today an essential projections in the evergrowing struggle of the workers, towards the goal of emancipation, every one regardless id its insignificance, containing those uidlspcnsihlc educational features of teaching Ho workers the necessity of adhering to that cut iron law, of unity of action and co herent application of efforts rpon the arrival of this understanding to tlo* workers, that cancerous iiisti lution of which penmates our social order of today will tremble and fall into the dens of oblivion with all its predecessors of antiquity. The Lahor problems will be solved by Labor Itself, just JIS prophesied by the ancient sage, but, only when labor will harness its own forces for the final con flict, when it has accumulated hII its scattered forces, and demands all ot that which it produces, when it wild act simultaneously m a general strike and cease begging for its animal subsistence, but will get up and take it. For years the federal mediaton ami Imartls of conciliation, with numerous auxiliaries, such as civic federations, Iihvc flirted with the labor problems, and in observing the blue prints of their efforts there are no apparent results; they have absolutely not eolved anything; their law of mat hems lies has been abortive in arriving at an equilibrium, aud eeeausc of this it’s high time that the workers get m line for action themselves, that they inaugurate such modern weapons as the general strike and get results, for the general strike will get the goods, and it is up to you who work to line up for action, and make the gsnsral strike the par amount Issue. ANOTHER WRECK. A t ahoosc. filled with section hands going to work jumped the track at Spnngbr«*ok near Newl'«Tg on the t >. \V R k N R R tracks ! early this morning. A. 1. Mack, engineer. | remained in the cab when the engine plunged ow-r a 150 foot embankment and is m a enti | cal condition at the Good Samaritan h< *pital, where he wa* taken by the Red i. ro»§ am bulance alter being brought to Portland on a special train. S J Daugherty, fireman, is lc*v seriously injured and is at the same hospital. Daugherty jumped a* the engine started to I roll off the road bed The cause of the acci- j dent is under investigation by the railroad of ficial*. Fortunately for the dozen or more men in the caboose the coupling snapped when the engine left the track* and it remained on the r,»)U The engine ran for 15 feet on the tie* and then shot over the embankment A* it left the track Daugherty leaped and thi* probably saved his life The rolling of the engine smashed the steam valve* and as it rolled the steam escaped ami Mack was not burned in bis po*ition in the cab. where he dung until the section hands came to hit re> »nr and pried the wreckage from about his body —!*• rtland Pres* THE NEW GRAVE YARD. The t.rave Yard edition of the Bulletin has been *ent all over the Country, and because of the fact that orders are still coming in we have found it iifce**ary to run off a second edition We are adding new picture* and putting in new article*, am! we will tnakc it a new sheet, much l>etter than tlie first on« If you did not get in on the first edition, see to it that >ott are in time for the second. The t.rave Yard is fully illustrated It shows up the struck road*, and is an effective weapon a* far a* advertising them is con cerned In dollars it i* a losing proposition for u* We lost money on the first edition, but the advertising wa* worth a $100.000 00 to our movement For thi* reason we are going to take another crack at them If your union it*elf can not handle them, loan some kid a few* dollars so that he can get a bundle of them lie will sell them, make a piece of money, repay the union, and advertise the *lnke for us This i* ju*t what we want you t« do with the New Grave Yard FIFTEEN DAYS FOR BLOWING A WHISTLE (Waterloo Press.) Andrew Jackson, a colored employe of the Illinois Central shops, absorbed copious draughts of boo/e Friday afternoon and even ing and proceeded to celebrate early yester day morning Andy boarded an engine in the 1 l yards and with the whistle tied down proceeded to ’ high ball” all over the yard traik- The signal for a flying switch was given when Patrolman Smith took a hand in the game and coupled Andy up with the pa trol wagon. Strenuous objections were made by the throttle hero when he was ordered into a stall at police headquarters at 3 o’clock yes terday morning. Andrew received 15 days « n the street for disturbing the public quiet. $70,000 DAMAGES ARE SOUGHT FROM RAILROAD Two suits against the Illinois Central Kail mad company were filed Monday afternoon in the circuit court, one by Laura Keems, a widow, who a*ks $50,000 as damages, and the other by J F Kupe. The latter seeks to re co\er for alleged personal injuries, and a-k* a judgment of $20,000.—New Orleans Press BANANA TRAIN IS SENT INTO DITCH IK IMF. CI1ITTO. Mist, June U —-The dropping of a brake beam from a car of an extra banana train, northbound, two miles south of this place, precipitated sixteen cars int«• the ditch this afternoon, the track being torn up for some distance. All northbound trains are bring detoured over the south track from the scene of the wreck to this point, causing no interruption to traffic. No one was injured. ARE YOU A LIVE WIRE? To put out a paper of this si/e, with the amount of reading matter it contains, without advertising, is a large undertaking To make it a sneers' new subscriptions must be put on continually It you are interested in the strike, and see the necessity of advertising the struck roads ami their scat*', it i' up to you to see that we are in receipt of sufficient subscribers to make the paper self sustaining You will make this vour business if you want to do something for this strike, and if you are a I IYF WIRE OLD GLORY -- I K* *i ait I-rrrd'itti - child Old Glory. M mi of l f« cd"in - high «l< -ir« \'iir*«d amid the luttlr « ir» , 1 r i* <1 by thundcrlM.lt ami lire. < hi the fi» !.| .iiul nil the tulc. W here «.ur hero**-. -u|r by *ide, I ••!!« wt.| t'.t i and fought ami dud • i.t/n.g on thy 'i r >. * Mil Glory Wi will *t.»ml by tin* old Ghrv. 1 * tht !.*»•«!- «t11* 1 on the ttiiu *, I • r onr b.ihc* a* d 1- r our gra%« * I I. ugh w. -1•!in| • r !..'l -law-. I * r thy -f * an no! f blame I • r flu 11f -1 t ir.itid ai.d -hanie I hat Hut* 111\ Indy name In . -1. r I i ’ 1 - t.i -t,»i. ( ild i it. • r y Kii.im * have -tolen tin t Old Glory, f- r tht ir Babylonian bower-; I rout their fe tal wail- ami Pwer llfo..j,. tht flag that otii t wa- our-. O.r tlnir rrmu - thy htaiity trail-. Xml th* old time .iti-vur tad W hi ii from i ham gang- court* a ml jail- j Men apptal to tint- (lid Glory lb our -hu h| ..me tm rt . (ild Glory* I * ' tht world in travail pain Turn- ami plead- to thee in vain While through plundered vale and plain, 1 '-tripped and hrui-ed by licensed thieve-. I Starving, begging for her -heave-. Outcast labor tramp* and grieve*, W .th n help from thee. Old (ilt.ry WV will re-tin thee, old (ilt.ry! I’doodle** may the proce-s he. I’eaceful a* tlie yearning -t a Xncht.red t«> the windle** lee,— I'.nt it peace cannttt avail. Welcome tnlal wave ami gale. Welcome lightning flame ami had. Till thy very star* turn pale, In the grainier light. Old Glory. If it mu-t he so, Old Glory— If blind error unite with force 1 Truth and justice at their source, Sun* ami planet* in their course— Let the earthquake lift the deep, Let the wild fl<M>d» wake from sleep, I et tht crouching Terrors leap, And where God’s own toiler* reap WV will carry thee. Old Glory. —Exchange THE WORKERS OF THE U. S. A. -- (By Frank Connor) You've read about the patriotic brothers of the past. Who worked in the F-a*t angd West. You’ve heard the story the strikes they bravely struggled through; It * hern a hitter fight at best; You know they used to strike alone, but we are wiser now. We’re under one head today. United we stand all over the land. The workers of the U. S A. Chorus Hear the music that the bands all play. We’re workers of the U. S. A From North to South united. Fr» •m East to Western *ea. Federation Union boy*. And brotherhood for me. War and strife may shake the land but we arc brother*, all United against the foe With friendly hand extended to each foreign race and land. \* proudly marching on we go There may be other men who do not under stand our cause. But justice will soon win the day. And when it appear* all join in our cheers. The worker* of the U. S A Chorus I C BUSINESS SHOWS DECREASE Traffic is exceedingly light on the local line of the lllmoi* Central, according to a state merit made by a local official of that road tin* morning, and although this time of the year is generally a dull season in railroad cir cle*. it is more *o than ever at the present time Two thing* are chiefly responsible for this conditions >>f affair*, it is said, the first being the recent floods in the south, causing; the f i eight age from the southern states to be temporarily checked, while the second ami m< re prominent cause i* the fact that no fruit is being handled at the present time by the local road Fast year at this time consider able fruit was being transported by the road but tin* >ear. owing to the late crop realized in the west and the nipping of a great deal of the juicy eatables by the cold snap, no fruit has been consigned Ft the east Con seqnently there has been a great decrea*e in traftu an»l ha* resulted in the laying off * f several tram crews—Evening Courier, Water loo la i CHILDHOOD. p> hugene V 1 )rb* ) Wh.it * w » rt erni.Ii..n- the re. ollt Uioil* of « hil.lli*•.•«! ii.spire au.| h'-M pn«elr*» its tieat* ur« .l meiiH.ru » hi our advancing an.I tie. lining y ear*' 1 angl ing ryes ami *urly hair, little brown hand* and bare feel inn..cent and carefree, trn-ting and loving, tender and pure, what an • ‘Vat lig and satisfying inlineHit« these little ► ■ d* have up. n * ur maturer y.ufv' i lnldho. ..|' What a holy them. 1 I lowers t!*> are with *‘>uJ* in 11 . in. and it on this • **r|h niai l.a- .» a>r..l « harge. a holy obll g.it.' n. it i* t- th. » tn.d. r I .!- and bl< >s< ms • I hutnanitv N«t I. w many <t th. in at«- prematurely ;• ii'k.d, tade and die .*•,«! are ttampled in Do ** * *r • Nlany mlli.n- . t them have been ’ h. <1 fr«.rn the .radle and *t«dcn from *b.ir ; *«y to l.r fed t - thr tone* that |urn •* w. rkmgman * blood into a .apitallftt's gold, rfi'd many nitllmti* .■ j others have been .rush* • d and perverted into tilth < i the slums and ..1 l r the potter - fit Id i luldhood is at the parting *f the ways m I n h !»ad t». success or failure, honor or disgra* e, life or death Smirty is. pr ought t" I.e, profoundly con.rrned in the nature pf the environment that i* to mold the character and determine the career of its children and any rcim**ne** in sin h duty is rebuked by the most powerful penalties, and these are in flicted with increasing severity upon the peo ple of the I'nited States t hildhood i* the most precious charge of tin family and the community, but our cap italist civilization sacrifices it ruthlessly to gratify its brutal lust for pelf and power, and the niar.h of its conquest is stained with the |»1«m*cf of infant* and paved with the puny bones of little children What shall the harvest be? 1 he million* of . hildren crushed and slain in the conquest of .apitalism have not died in vain 1 Tom their little rnartyr graves all over thi* fair land their avenging mirages are springing up, as it were, against the system that murdered them and profiouncng up. n it, in the name of (»...! and humanity, the con demnation of death. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of United States Attorney, Southern District of Illinois. Springfield. August 7th. 1»13. Mr Carl E Person, Clinton, 111 . ! Dear Sir N our case will prohahly be set down for trial during the week commencing September the Seventh, uest. at Quincy, Illinois We will notify you at leant ten days prior to the date, on which your case will be tried. Yours respectfully, II A CONVERSE. Assistant L’. S Attorney. IMPORTANT. It you are a member of any union of which the American Federation of Labor has juris diction. the secretary your union has been forwarded a blank These blanks have been -ent out for the express purpose of accurnu l.itmg the expressions of the labor movement relative to a GENERAL STRIKE You should see t«» u that your union takes immediate action, and returns these blanks as soon as possible If you are in favor of a general strike, involving every railroad shop hi the country, this is the tune for you to express yourself, and if there is a sufficient number of the unions in favor of this pro jection. the railway department will send out * strike vote, and if there is not a sufficient amount of you people interested, there will be nothing done. So tins is your tune for ac tun. ON LABOR DAY. Regardless of where you are located, you are requested to advertise the Illinois Cen tral and Harriman Lines; also the I’erre Mar l quette. as dangerous avenues for the public to patronize Large canvass banners should be put up at the park* and elsewhere, and the information of the -trike will be conveyed to many thous | amis of people; you should call on the Labor Day orators, and aqtiamt them with the strike ami they will devote a part of their speech to the conditions prevailing on the Struck Roads ANOTHER SOLDIER HAS PASSED AWAY. The information has reached us from |)e«i \«r. i . lorado, that Brother Robert Sweeney, a striking blacksmith from t Imton, died there on Friday August the 1st, from an attack of -pinal disease Brother Sweeney w.*s well known over the country, having wofAed at many places, after the -trike he worked at Bloomington and t'hicago. and only recently went to Denver Brother Sweeney was a true union man. re -pccted by all who made his acquaintance, and the news of his death will arrive with sorrow and regret* to his many friends. THEY ARE SCABBING NOW The Palmer Boys of Boyne City, Michigan, who worked for tin B C. G. m R R R. are n< w -tabbing at Jackson, Mich, on the P \ M THE AGE LIMIT. No person inexperienced in railway work who is e ver 35 years of age. and no expei lenced person over 43 years of age. will be employed on the Frisco line* after July 1. l* cording to the rules of the pen-ion department, winch have been issued by President B I Winchrll.