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WORKMEN'S ADVOCATE, SEPTEMBER 8.
Children's Suits $2.50 9 i AU-Wool 4 H o 6) WHAT IS Till MATTER? Foui' strikes in about fifteen months is the record of the Palladium composing room. Does the Honorable Nehemiah wish his workmen to keep it up? The evidence seems to indicate exe crable management iu the business department; both Union and non-union men become disgusted and leave. Why don't Nehemiah put the manage ment in the hands of his jolly editor ? Better have men about him that are fat, instead of cranks with a lean and hungry look, as Billy Shakespere in effect remarks. THE SENATE InTeSTIOATINCJ COM MITTEE. Workingmen who rely on the capitalistic news papers for information in regard to their interests usually "get left," and they certainly can know little of what has transpired before the Senate Committee on Education and Labor, who have been in session iu New York for the past two or three weeks. The outspoken and reliable testi mony offered by representative workingmen, and the statesmanlike and dignified bearing of these witnesses has been in strange contrast with the frivolous and sbyster-lawyer demeanor of the senators saving, perhaps. Senator George. One of the honorable senators, Blair, displayed most cause of the strike. Ah, but the sympathy of ' astonishing ignoram-e when he was taking the their fellow workmen would have been enlisted ' testimony of Mr. O'Reilly, the YVheatstone oper by the publication of the truth, and so the cock ! ator. Blair was ignorant of the fact, that the and bull story of jealousy was invented. Work- j British government owned and controlled the ingmen will also remember the editorial insults telegraphic system of England. Let us consider heaped upon the cigarmakers of New York by the i two answers given by workingmen to questions of Register a few weeks ago. And yet the associated j the senators : employers of the cigarmakers themselves admit-1 "We can expect no remedy through legislation ted the justice of their employes' demands, or J wti.le f.he legislator may be bought bodily by the "Capital is the accumulated surplus of unpaid labor." THE HEASON WHY. The Workmen's Advocate is published for that which its name indicates the advocacy of tho rights of workers as against the aggressions of those who only reap the fruits of toil. The or ganized workmen of New Haven, as well as those of other cities, have discovered by sad experience that they cannot rely upon the daily press for a fair and fearless presentation of their interests, but, on the contrary, must snbmit to being mis represented or entirely ignored. It is but natu ral, however, that newspapers established for the purposo of "making money" for their owners, should show little sympathy for any movement that might by any possibility curtail their divi dends, such as the organization of workmen for the purpose of securing to themselves the just re ward of theirlabor. Compare the alleged cause of the recent strike of the Palladium compositors as published in the News with the statement of the printers in another column of this issue. The News informs the public that the parties in ques tion struck because they were jealous of the com positors of the News, who received a little more pay than those on tho Palladium, and yet our next largest contemporary was informed of the else they sacrificed principle to mammon when they "surrendered unconditionally," so to speak, and opened their shops to union men only. And these are fair samples of the treatment These witnesses possessed an advantage over their inquisitors inasmuch as they had evidently which workingmen receive at the hands of the j studied political economy, while the senators just capitalistic press all over the country. as evidently were mainly versed in the art prac The working people'.of New Haven need a re- j ticeA by- fourth-class lawyers in the filthy atmos liable public journal, "and it "is because of that ' 1)here of I,olicc conrts need that the Workmen's Advocate is published. Tin; TarT(?Sideshou . Its object will be accomplished, even with the! The capitalistic press throughout tho country is issuing of this single number, if it but arouses the ' trying very hard just now to make workingmeu workingmen to the necessity of more perfect or-! believe. tliat the solution of the tariff question will do men Muvctuuu. iuc uiue, uuwever, is iasi gauization. passing away when workingmen look to the capi talistic press for information on social political questions. Every intelligent workingman is now pretty well convinced that the tariff question is only a political sideshow that may be .interesting to importers, speculators and monopolists, but nas little to do with the real labor problem. ,i. i i . i i THE THO l' ISLE ON THE PALLADIUM. The general public are not even at this day aware of the causes which led to the trouble on the "Orange street sheet," namely the Palladium, on Wednesday night last, and for this purpose we ! Workingmen don't want any capitalistic protec i ii. , i , ... i i; ii ii i i . ,. ' nere give me version or tne men wiio left that : uuu itfS luey Know mat sucn protection is only a office rather than submit to the domineering 1 sn.are au,d a bait to lead them tleePer into the mnmwr tl hi Q.intw i?rn ! mire. hat workingmen strive for and will ulti managci and his satellites. For the past six , mately obtain is simply this: months the men have been at variance, to a: First A scientific representative government, greater or less extent, with those under whom ! capable and willing to make such laws as will best Pants $2.50. --.wl 4-,. it. l ... icuu iu ucueui me greater nuniuer oi citizens. Second A system of co-operation whereby the worker gets full value for his labor. Third Land and water must be made as na ture designed they should be, the common in heritance of all. and no individual should have the right to hold more land than what he may need for his own use, and not to the detriment of others. Fourth Absolute supreme power to be vested in the people in all matters concerning their common welfare. These are the real objects for which all intel- HfirpTlt n'nrl'innmrin iir.t:nAi: 1 i i Workingmen should remember to boycott M t Z7XZXL2 "??..n." gooas manufactured by lumbal. & Co. of Hoehe j toiany S." the ier 1 real issue. they served. Matters grew worse and culminated in the strike on the 29th ult. The strike is still in progress the manager being unable to obtain competent men. Every workingman should read Henry George's book, "Progress and Poverty," without doubt the grandest work on politico-economical interests I ever published. It is sold in paper for twenty cents, and may be had at Edward Downes' on Chapel street, next door to Cutler s art store. 1 V