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JCntarari aa «m,r.| rlaaa mattar J»n I. 1111. al tha poat offtra at Clinton in un.lar tha art of Marth >. 117* Vol. 1 CLINTON, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 2t. 1913 No. 3S Labor Day Il lV• ll"" •irnvcil ill a jtiMipusiti m nl' ilmt p, i u, ||„. ,.w,|„ij„n Im,' " I ■ * ■ ll ' Villi rii an •■n|ilmi ni is In n • •• l» I• r;«!. tin- I njt.-r.nl M.ihI'i I ini)' <• Labor, w In !••• nralnrii-jil njiii-tll.il I nils "ill lit- I. I. , 111| t II1 I IU.I ill. inafial l< , i s in I tll'lll' .11" I nl nil III' III la I lull In III, I Labor lliat Ii. x. Im , ,! flu Earth in i? i| in i treasures, .'..lut.-d lit. Wihlmm ss mt', Human Habitation, m l hai ne-'sul 'it. .Iis. nui'i d a w mi's nl' Old Mother Nature L.'hnr Day, with all her sweet emotions. md |. liglittnl iMth. mum v ,ii, ,, . \> i II’ "latnri.al "nutllilits to t im-. u||. i. p. rt'nriint.f tin im. lid link .. uii 1 I I im "nl.' da.' Ill thn \. iir that It Is n| . nl;. .idlnitt. d that I at ,.,1 aem, w Hi brain and brawn, tin- wage workers am . nh.d , di m ,,, 11,. tl,.,t.,. t,i', Social Progress in >• iv ii tin- siniffl. inr \ist.-n. .- m tl.. I. .i.dai:. • I » .nj. *!,u. . in tin Jaws of starvation, and Oh. what r. iill.. tn.ns Labor Day .|. \• i p- fr<..n tin past wli..' .i | • 1111 ■ ■ * * till'., pi- pri.j,'. In.ii mi tin- part nl' til. Master Class, t. I |.-|>,di/n in,, d.i ' i'ii; .•it hr tin- pnrp isn ni mill fume tin n Loyal Slaves, inr In mii n..n t'iv nil poverty, disease and misery v.h |. tl.. pin.lwt, ,.i n„.,r Labor is i i . 'd .ml s. jii.n u 1.1. I m Incur; I,; Plutocracy, tl. sm ml parasite ii ''n ■ . nl, r ,.l nix ill/.it mn. a .iiniiti; nl siipni'almudati.i "In:, tin r. ,u. . ■ .snl : tllald. land I>>r . . mh ..in < I tin niimt; l.mr mill,..ii inhabitants wlii , i an 'ini'" s amt mt > 11<--1 Ini'i- <in\i ln|... I tin- nm.iiis production .ml distribution t" that lucdi stand..id wlinm it nan .idnriiistiatn m ni.unian. . to tl,. ,1 siil.sisi.'ti..f all the people. "In n tin pioneers of progress ham ■ ■ - |...si. ihy iiutv.o.nl |»1111ii'al li'.un hisn and st.|| th. workers nr. main i ., social order that r,.hs tlmm ..t‘ 11. products of their labor, thtnws th.-ir .hil li. 'i nn tIm factory altars and agitates all the cancers on this social system. You wotkers, don t mahn Labor Day an . risix. da, m i iimmnmnrntmu ", ., ■, J jlslllll'llt s . Do 110t lit tin plats. I I'n, 11 thus. win. hil X n t.. .1. in r in Ill'll I your toil. I iil! I nr X nil tl. III.' n \ I .'III that y.nl Will Inlf.t In nnnslir. ynlll'sc, I'n! • non accomplishments, I'm- what y..u l.am t.ul.d t.. .1.. im yourselves and t • •' "| * hn h y.in an a unit, has r. nd. r. d all y<mr . n.l. anus %■> msignilt iaii ' .1 tin- iii..st di ll, ,at. lai.'i'nsi*..pin I. us w dl fail I * dm ,'.r any Hit, llifnnf . your part, that has l.n.-n i \* rmsi-d i.• y.nii- ntlinsi and iu.it. rml ". .lain \ monuments nf y.iir i. hin'. un tils at, m pi.s,. .<i.,ii m a master class, iiim your vocation is just that ..| a wage slave That's all i. mat. Labor Day l,y nmt'ime tin.*.- revolutionary isms and ologys r •.!utintis that i. ..fin/, no master class and all m that wh: h iintustnal freedom commands. I.mh your > m i nt, s ..n th. a\. tnt.-s •■)' human progress. ,m.l i.'-' aun. t . that . ntn.iim mh. Iii.-11 that will .mutually . radi. at. tin- Pil lars . i ..mi/, I plutocracy, and nman. ipat. tin Working Class. Lay tin l.mn da11.nt .ind dii'.' thus, pdl.iis m that so,ml stru, till.' that will ni.iki- th.- Tomor rows ni'.. you and your posterity the full product of ycur Labor, nn.l that p.-riml ... i , .i• 14' nut's 'in' > dl. jnM.ke -r' day in tIm y car n Labor Day. I. C. Train Wrecked Illinois Central Chicago Limited Ditched at Bouge Chitto, Miss - Passengers In jured. A serious wreek oeeurred Oil tile Illinois Central ill liouge Chitto. M |s> . on August Jl. 1 !• 1 .t. Triini No 4. known ns the (liiengo l.iiiuleil. running four hours lat' went into the iliteh while running nt tie- rate of sixty miles an hour Many |.I'le were more or Ii-m injured, as tile steel eoaelles Wel'e kieked over into tlo »oi„ls along the right-of-way. • •ne of the injured passengers while laying on a streteher at the wreek. wait iug to lie removed to the hospital at Met onih. Miss, stated that ‘ All at once I felt something drop from the coach i was riding. I reached up for the air but did not have time to give the warning before the crash came ' When tlo- train ! was at MeComh, Miss, a hrakeheam under one of the eoaelles was imtieed to la- j hi a position to fall down, and when the ear iuspeetor who nispeeted the train at | MeComli heard of the wreek at lloiigv Chitto. In- stated "I wanted to hold the train while it was here and repair the brake beam, but the train was four hours - late and they would not wait to give me time to do the work. Pile train Was a solid steel enai-li trail! Had It not lieeli tor the steel eoiiell es, it is believed In people of gissl repute that the entire eousigniueiit of pnssen gers would have been killed, as the eom-hes rolled down the euihiinkim lit. hut hei-Hiise of the steel coaches there was not a passenger instantly killed Howe\ ••r. many of them are liable to die in the hospitals from the injuries r< ■■ ■ i\■ t in the wreek. The large steel eonehes were caved in. and the damage to rolling sio. k ran up into many thousands of dollars. Kngine No lll’n, wliieli p1111• • I tlo ill i.ipd tram, did not leave the traek. tile tender however, wits derailed and that f an --1 the puH*oti£<*ni were n«*t iiiHtantl) kill# «i wa* another of flu* fr«*<|ii< nt in r.t !. * tin:! have plaee on tin* Mtftiek roa#l* sine#* tin* uieeption nt tin ►ink* Tin* wreck of tin* (*hi#*atro Litniteil k «»nl\ another eata*tmphn- attrihi.t# .1 tin* iin*om|H*teti«*y of tin* wiiIm in (In* «*tuplo\ #»l tin* Illinois Central, t‘ * win a natural rewult of wtrike e#»n«lition*. tmin> more of whieli are sure t«# t#»ll*»w a* loti IT as the nt i ike in in pnufrasn, ami that |*#»rtion «»f tin* puhlie win# are iniiiir tin* Illinois Central and Ham man Lines a> an a\enin* of eonveyain#* are shewing hut littl#* reapeet for the safety of theni*elve* I. « . ah'imcii Ift iftnrwt'TtfiN M*rT I The I sternal guidance and < ontrol eatah llehrd l.y certain large Chicago corpo> -ulnne over «ity amoke Inepertore wae roveale.l re- j cenlly before the civil aervlce commleaiun Ac cording to llohert Hchmldt. leading wltt>e*e. Chicago amoke Inapecilon cenalata chiefly of *he ability to he a fine dreeeer, love for fine 1 food*, wlnra and clgara, the patience to travel **• Iwv*. on the crack tralaa of the llllnola Central railroad, and a reputation for "a|»1 It• ting even** with the other deputies on • '! the money graft. Mare art* enme of the corporation* named hy Mr ft hmldt and the contributions he *ay* M»ay Kite |o make ths Ilfs of s smoke In spector free fi *»m care Illinois Central railroad—Club-room with ev l i erythlng free of charge and railroad | a«»n j on demand S«ar*. Itoehuck A Co - Pair of e*tra qualify * Mum* meekly t<> deputy Inspector* In rotation | Miller .v llart. In* . packers Ham weekly to; deputy liiape* tora In rotation. Carter a llolntea Net ktle*. An it tin* meal railroad Cash Snndty other owners of amoke-sta ka Pally eonsiguni' tit of cigura Offh'tla of the Illinois Central railroad mill he tailed today to tetatfy regarding the al leged i oiitrlbutlon of passes to the deputy in apt* t o i a __ | Wmrtlnek Hra*. **refc Hamagea I'raa I. C. Murdock Pro« of Champaign ha\e Instituted suit in circuit *ourt for | • ooo datnagea against the Illinois Central Italtroad Co. claiming In-, Jury to tlielr stock of ladle* wear by smoke from the old roundhous* fcA>D ON THE TRACK. I • I - ■ • \ . . t . * . • , . . ,| It w . I..: . k t . . ' . . ' , J , • I: •' |...nii „■ t ,) F t111 ’ 1 • ' I P* ‘V ! Ill* :r I ’ f 1 * . j. - , • t . It*.* I! ! " . V *• , . -'ll*' 1 ' . . w .1 \ • i.11 , I,., k. II - .1 „!V . . ' < l< ' • I • • ' ■ . I. f| I „• A.th , 1-... .1 '■ " ■ •• ■ „L. !,„ . l! ' 1 .U.l, ’ . *' .1 it '"•I > •' '■ •• !••... I 1,-| , »: 1 ' '• ' 1 t'i" > I " • i'll .. .1 ■ .] •HI »•!> • ... .1 I I « ■> ■ v.i '.T v ir. I- t K . The Organization of Labor. • • m m T* »• M.-tuI W.-r k- r , **•»«*»»» ft* * *11.fu.t i . W|tl Milt Wage* ■ k. , * " t‘* lf Oil. • l.iStf Mil.!, th. li the Other Will Im f • M f 1 ri’ I rtl.i'ti title •- -* . r • I«. tl.,,. ' ' i • ' • • i t ■ * . ■ 11.. • - • ■ * t la iiim «• In tiling »•* V t »M..r. |-i"fit* out of tl.,. w.irk • * Th. w.itk.r f.gt.i* for more wag.* from ■ • on.. .. • • • the more then* t"' » • otl.i II. I... W. hit*. «n the . „p. • • ** w tk.i w „t ^ known ,i* the • lass mii ugg!• f.« -1 11. |« -ti U'li • .... I. r .f seem til he Im Tl.» ** * * I» i apitallst is not very re .. worker |.. The perm.mil r. • •t * I' * •»«. . n the tu . prevent* vloltlit o. lltakM. At t'i«* -tag,, of protJuc tlotl. es IM ' v • 1 th» tnor« grvt d> and cat •. .t t tfi wtk»r- w#-te ' on-t.itit > * rising * a* .1 » , 'lining stn.i :i . apitallst* Put win ,v. r *t. p in the growth of in«! i trv p. f l.twt.n I-. lajltait-t an! the w rk .• bet<»nit- I.** lik. i\. Soon th. < ipiiallst 1 * ■»» •«itogt Ii"-r different life from th. "••rkei li. -lutes oti \ with his own kind tl- hut Ids hirnm If a palate aril travel* alout ti., w ori.l Meanwhile 111 •* worker continue* to work aiol sw.-at In tie ahop. Neither he n«>r *» iy "( the member* of hi* family meet the a| l a 11 * t or hi* family The tapitallut* chil dren k" to college The wotk.rs children go to w <•! k And thus the two classes come to be wholly Separated as regard* evetv aspect of life The (apitallst who ne\«r works cornea to despise work ami the work, rs The worker naturally hat*- the .ill It.(list who Is taking *ui h hug f»r*.flts and pa>ing aueh low wag,*. Hut at first the worker * opinions are not clear In Id* own mind In fa« t few workers even now understand the real problem which confronts the rn Tbe Problem of l abor. llow*\. r It was very early discovered that the only way for the workers to make head ust th* < .ipltallsts was to organize Th» e it »«• of lato-r union* ha* been to control, or fHtih . tntrol, the conditions of labor am! the division of labor * product That Is. the work e** -•» k through th.lr unions, to help govern • he Industries Instead of letting the capitalist uo Just as he pl«a*es Kverv d, man ! made hy» organized labor upon the capitalists i» in the nature of a ptopog«d law for the shop When ihe .apitallst surrenders and gives in to th. demand of the workers the law is pus****!. Tss Klwda of labvr I slsss. From the loginning of the labor union move ment in America about l*.*'.. there have atwavfe been two views us regards tie methods arid purposes of unions Home unionists always wished to organize only the skilled workers In small group* and thus advume the price of their labor S■sch unions arc «raft unions or t - i b union* Tl » sc do n«d care much for the I t. .-t- of the working - las* a« a wind. They m*-i» - wish t<* help tl.emseivts to better con ♦titI. ti* Ir onlv th. tapit.(lists give in to their dr im ,i ml s, the' iimv continue to oppress mem* bo* of other .raft* »>r unorganized worker* a* linn ii a* t he v pi, use Of course so long as tl members of a craft may better their con dition In t' is w .i \ 11 ere I* ti a* g imerit against ■ Slat *• long us tl , > i«re sin « essfui Farlv < la** I ■l«.at*m. I i another kind of unionism In some form tr other has n I w a v s from the loginning been udt ... .it,si This i» « lass unionism * class un in is one which ati.-mits to unite ail t tv * w ■• * He i * against all the capitalists It ie -(g* hi- - tie f.. t It,at all Ihe Worker* »»,■ suffer ing from the same cause. It sees the « apita • Is* when* «er driven to it by their Interests, un », solidly against the workers And usual I tl. adv as at«-s of class unionism have I*, en w •• • Hough f.» foresee that if the Workers misti permanent relief from wage*slavery thev r«i t«t s. . ure complete control of the Industrie* Hut when ttii* doctrine was first advocated In Amen, a eight' 'ears ago. the time w as not ripe for It The machine* were too small, tiie troi'k.t* were too limited, and therefore capi talism was not highly enough organised It was at that time a beautiful and Inspiring vl«. tun of what tbe future was to bring rather than a practical policy for the working clas* Tbe firswtb «f tbe frsfl t slsss. The great error of the craft unions has been In thinking that thev can permanently bitter the > ondltion of gll the member* of their « raft Tic skilled worker can generally sell hlm*«lf Ir the («pen market for onl\ a little more than t h. unskilled worker at m«'at from ten to tw.ity per cent more lad us take, for exam * p, e a machinist A man of average Intelligence ran learn the machinist trade In three years If the machinist* receive very much more than the average ,»f the unskilled worker* large numbers of tiie unskilled workers will set themselves to becoming machinists Hy ami by the number of tiie machinists will outrun the number of Jobs to be had Then the wages nf the ma«hin *ts will fall until tt I* but little m.ue than that of unskilled labor Looking for Work. woik i* .. in* • i t mg tu .j" w h* n vs f k 1* .lit MM.I,n<l Tl.t If ill • a n * of idle 1 1 • •' *!..»• «ulihg f i ..«»■• r flat they ' - v|. I (!..|| ItiUMfi a It.I toil* „m heir 4 f' 11 • * I -»» ' • i . do i. t f1 •• urii‘iii|t|ti)ci| 1 < k t t to in al t « it d*. w it ! ■ » ! • r. at «. that tl,e ‘ m .11- i I .»> p ■ a • • d l*i* f. i t - .1 iufttl I.-n «.f 1 I Hid i.oin* * 'll. I. to ♦ ftjoy the ' . UlgM of I fr ai d I.* loi|.|> 1 ' • '*' • .ns; i > V\*-ii t;..• i-.nd from w . i* l -• » i i . d h. I. .11 i !.. |. rti. ! • *••« * • • i r at ur. ti at tl.. g. i,i i* ,,f „1U„ ' ’ lb t «*• m .*• k. n into *. ||., woftder 1 1 ' • ‘ t lv tr- mall .ii ov«ial* Hal ' ‘ l*i*»do « it, ► ,. abundan.f They h-l.t.lg. tlolll II,. 4ult.il, of the 1 • ii.»« H at >.»i woikt-rn l.ul.t i.• • . i ■ t ‘ .nil. t»n t 4ttl< Man, ft prairie- they • I", n.* use of man tak* ti«m and put their • ■ > . m • nvey them *" ’ ‘ 'it'*- where in*- .1*. most congngaU ’ * ' • 1 • ' 1 ••*' lories to fashion then) into 'lo Hinas H.It you desir* . t the land that H - 1 re*to, |,«s paced here for ail the children ! f *n .ml build house* and luilroad* that you n. > . h.,ng. win, >oi,i bmn.* ithe thing that prod. .n and tl. oth*r heeds for the ad " 1 * *' • b it doii t iVt .u y > ourselves I • M’K t r work Wh.n all the resources and tl..- H Ha * you n* ed to work them are be* >"'* Wt'd atoutid >'•! lit abundant e Natui, j* plethoric hi,,- runs riot m abun* .h.'" . and waft, a i» di#u>. nior# than . nough f,,'t n' w.tfld S ..M Its of Work There > I.-- e mu!) ih nature ai d man ,» ever unaat I I d ala! always welling to labor to satisfy t- 'I'di. And th.re is no s arcity of tools M.I Hits ale r Ilf ting a In I factories are Mc,p|a.d '• * I • 11 • I » ft I ., . d ' d 11 . tig | \ I » not the fault of lat. *r and It is not the fault If,, frt'ili that men and women • ' » ^ ‘ ’ * — to tto tools and lat. t I, , v% '• h ,h'> »*'ti th. ir living Thev cannot din ‘ f i r, i * hed ptoltj. t title, t to the .'js ’* in* 1 That is a hack number Those slays aM gone for. v,r and a L» tier, bi ause n.oie • ffUt* ut. method is our* \\ « produce soc ially ' .*i.f a. he. d. vs , hoi-t go s.,. tally aliU f,h* '!,i bat vs • ir.. . f. in again to V*' •' "Ml .. tan v til prod lists of la. t<r fo. that uto ttiploy rn* t.t aid p . eity chali • . .,-* ami at,'it.-lain • and l.appm, -s sha I reign in pi.,.. of in.sery und hung.r atot n . < hil •li * ic on t he g t»eft • ,ii r • ss • i • h.« ir i ,r t n ' - • shall liavt opp rtunity t*i gi a lU'.l. •’. * u t ( a. .. | ,!. .Sid rtMt.g, afid • • b.. f •» ►» 1 dwell t< g* t .1 n. just. a ltd l • • "Ml m i . p' • ■ - j • 11 al l .■ i pir.* >»• «•( a 1 Amalgamate d Joiiri... % WOHII OK « III.KM KKOM Till; MOW %T WHbll l H. Al.%. W • tl. in* mb. rs of Mac hinist Ix*dge No. 221 f* et that it is our duty to evpre.*s our opinion ai it the strike We he’ll* ve that the boys e»n ' 1, ll» «os Central and Marriinan I due* have I ut up a good fight, and that their success is icai at tarul. The poeef od H«*g Is dying fast, so let us all get together and KI1J. tne poor old beast, it ti* no use to ,. t her suffer any longer. It is cur duty as I'NION MEN to stand by out Brothers In this fight so let u* all get to* gether In ONE Mill I NloN, and help to crown their efforts with victory, for their fight is our figi t. He number that the whole country 1C W ..tilling tile outcome of till1* strike The log corporations have their eyes on it, so it is up to ail l N1 ON MEN to boost It along, and do t!.« r part In making it a auccess iSet THE SITUKE BIT.LETIN and THE LIBKRATOIl and scatter them out and thus help to advertise the strike Pont be ashamed of fighting for your rights and your cause, no honest man ia a*: anted to do anything that is right We are doing ail we can to help make the strike a sue und here is hoping that all ths workers will rally to the support of the strikers, and a.I get together and help to fight the battle ti l'l*Ae; «• I YIC|oK\ towns their ef fort# with urCCKSH Yours for fedetstlon. Com A J SANAHENS K U WtH»l»S MAltk thkhkkll 1% THK IMKADK. l abor Pay la near at hand, and you are dele gated to ad*ertt*e the *tnke on the struck road* You or your union ehould pee to it that It Is done. (iet some banneie and tarry them in the pa tad* tiet acme large on<» and ha*e them hung up around the pit ni ground* or any other place a her* ther» i* a large gathering of people Several banner** should be carried in the pa rad* It t* a email matter to have them made «Ut several pieces of cAtivas. and get your paint s ing* r friends «»n the Job and ha* e them r* • • * . r tl.*i» ar>i»11 M'l .lifi. ations t«» the citent of making it detrim* ntal to the road* or. *trike Ik»N"T W AIT for someon* el*e to lock after thl* ad\ertl»ing. but tin It yourself C.*-t a ban ner for the kiti* and anyone el*e that can b« * : tu . ■ \ th( m, i d *••'.• * > it THAT >*d |k> SOMK APV KKTlSlNrJ KOH l*S IN THK KAlUill PAY l*ARAPK % H til NO All KUKRI.KM I. I think the seediest railway line in the world i* the one that run* between Iterkley and Tra* y. California ' said a traveling man i% l o recently returned from an attended trip We w. re .tossing a etret* h of prairie land near Herkley when the train suddenly stop p*d f.*r r* apparent reason After a wait of almost an our, the * **ndu» tor came sneaking through the train, glancing furtively at e*as per at* *1 passenger* a* he passed When he * ame to me he stopped and leaned down •Sav. he said In a whisper "ha*e you got a piece of string* We want to fit tie en gine — Kv~ hang* till W«l» IIIIH* »•%€ lilt . '\N KHANi'IM’O Aug I' An important tert m*<d*lr»g th»- aut.orli* of p» Cuiiforniv state • .ilroad • orttmission to authorise or refuse t. i •. t -•?»-• not*' I*- ii l\ ruilt'i.l* was t*guu befoi* Knifed State* tudge William C Van M*«t f* i.»* The S**ut he» n I\e fl* sought to ••lit.-i*i t»* commission. fie attorn** general and the dis'riit atiorne* «*f S.in Krant ist'o from , .-• 11• it i ted * rlrnlnal pro. ..ding against th* pai \ n It issued f(S (>*»•* (*<*<* worth of . .r tiusf note* without first *e. urlng pertni* v , i, ( ni thi ..*»»,miss --n \t f. com luslon of brief argument* for both ude* C day in wttirh to submit the question . i I" i. ?- a.*s all. w*d b* .fudge \ in P* • '