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The Lincolnville Philosopher Ex
the Tyranny of La
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Copyright, 1903, by Fr<
i??l ? IWANT to ask
I J'0" a QUC8I
tion, Colonel
Biiiil 1'oHtnmsti'r .leu
f kins after raking
^ \Y- i*\ down tlio flru anil
\ 4 locking the snfo of
v WPf) Lincoln vlllo'a olllce.
"Wtmt la It, JeuSC\
-5*1 T / \ kins?"
f// "Do yon think a
Vv ' labor union has any
right to prevent a
Tho Colonel. man who does not
belong to tho union from obtaining
work at any wages ho may bo willing
to work for?"
"I never heard you say so before,"
said Jenkins rather ruefully. "I bet
the cigars with Judge Sawyer that you
would say yes, and it looks as It' 1
have lost."
"You certainly have lost," declared
tlio colonel. "If there Is any one opinion
llxcd In my mind, It Is to the effect
that no man or combination of men
have a riyht to interfere In any way
in preventing another man from doing
any honest work for such wages as ho
chooses to accept."
"I was conlldent that such was your
belief and so informed our frleiul Jenkins,"
smiled Judge Sawyer, "lie was
equally positive that you would defend
the policy of certain of the labor unions
to the contrary."
"If you think the unions have no
right to do as they do. why do yon not
denounce thorn V" n?lcnrl tlin nn??lnil
postinaste;*. "Tlie way the labor unions
are carrying on at th<? present time
is un outrage. If they have no right to
do these things, it is about time they
were stopped."
"I)o not hold me personally respoiisl- I
bio, Jenkins," protested Colonel Men(VUI
"I <11/1 HAf /???<?.> ^ I
vv.. a vim IIVI Vfl^illUAC UlL'aU II Hi'Ml"!* |
nnd so far as I know luive no Influence
with them. Thoro la no especial reason
for becoming excited because they
are doing that which they have no
right to do. If they directed their
course along the straight and narrow
path of l'.gal and moral rights you
would laugh at them. We live hi an
age when the question Is not, What are
our rights? but is more accurately exDressed
bv the nuestion. Wlmt nro nnr i
mights? Men are not solicitous about
the exact liiuitations of their rights,
but govern tbeir conduct ami determine
their policy by exacting all within
their might or power. The same ;
rule holds true with corporations, (lis- j
trlcts. stattv and nations. When we j
watcii great nations Ignore the legal, j
moral and sacred rights of weaker ami j
dependent nations; when we s:>e great t
corporations brazenly defy the laws
framed to protect the public against |
them; when we know that the world is |
rilled today not by the law of right, but \
by the hand of might, there is no call ,
to become unduly owl ted because tlio i
Jabot* unions have followed and prof- '
Itetl by thofio examples. It is Wiong,
of course, nnd I have not a word to :
say In defense <>f such a policy as an j
abstract question of ethics."
"There is nothing more sacred than
the right of a man to work," asserted
Judge Sawyer. I
"Nonsense!" exelalmed Colonel Mori- !
roe. ' There are lots of things more !
Hatred than the right lo work, as you
eall It. 1 should say that llx- right to (
live Avouhl take precedes# over the
right ti? work."
"Very true," assented tlie Judge, "but '
the average man liaa to work lit order j
to live. Deny him that rlgHt, and you I
have piaetieally sentenced him to i
"Granted, my dear Judge, but you j
speak an If tlio right to work wore I
something that irnin once had ami has
lost. 1 hold that the right of u man to
work and to secure to himself the pro- i
cee<ls of hi* labor Is an absolute and !
Inalienable right, but that It has been
repealed ever since the present wage
or Industrial system was Installed. Ills
right consists solely in the privilege of
asking for work. He has the right of
petition. Ills prayer may be refused
again and again until lie and Ids wife
and children |>erlsh from starvation."
"At least you will admit that a man j
Biioiim 1101 i>o ituerrereu witn in his attempts
to secure employment," amended
Judge Sawyer.
"You might as well assert that a book ,
canvasser should not be retarded In his :
efforts to sell his wares," returned
Colonel Monroe. "You have the right
to refuse to patronize him, and all oth- J
ers have tho same right. No one Is un- 1
der moral or legal obligation to buy 1
his books, und he umv nerlsh or I
on object of public charity wltlwut m
presses Some Decided Views on
ibor Organizations
jdcrick Upham Adams
; ?
cicty holdiuk Itself In any way responsible.
Like him, tho workman Is also
a solicitor. You may deny tho book
agent admission to your premises. You
also may refuse to listen to the workman's
plea for employment In your office
or shops. You may dismiss him
wun or wiinom cause, niul lie. lias no
redress or right (o complain. Not only
you deny him employment, but you
may put him 011 a black list and notify
others not to permit 1dm to work. One
of our important courts has nllirmed
the legality of the black list, but it does
not depend on judicial sanction for Its
enieieney. If one man has the right to
refuse work to a petitioner two men
have the same right, and by the same
token ho may be debarred from a
chance to earn wages In every shop or
otllce in tlie land. When such is the
fact?and who dares dispute it??it is
childish to talk about the sacred noss of
tile right to work. Work Is n
not a right. It Is something to be
gran tod, not to bo demanded."
"Iiut you said n moment ago Hint a
labor union bad no right to prevent a
man from obtaining work ?t such
wages as ho was willing to accept."
protested Judge Sawyer. "How do
you reconcile that statement with what
you have Just said?"
"The labor unions are more or less
tyrannical monopolies formed as a defense
against social and Industrial conditions
which are inherently wromr."
unsworn! Colonel Monroe. "Tliey were
not organized until it was realized tlud
the right of a man to work had been
abrogated. Except for a possible educational
value, these unions are utterly
polish, and many of their methods
are in the abstract absolutely indefensible.
They are as savage as the
conditions which bred them. What
they know of battle craft was learned
on the fields of industrial warfare.
The chains they fasten on others were
fashioned for their limbs. The rights
which they deny to others were denied
to them. They mastered the arts of
cruelty In an ancient and respectable
school, the university of competition.
The slave will ape his master. When
wearied and wounded capital erected
t no ramparts ot' monopoly on (ho
heights above competition and from its
vantage point poureil merciless shot
and shell Into the ranks of those who
remained outside, a few of the workers
realized that there was a chance
through Imitation to secure to themselves
certain selfish and material advantages.
If monopoly he right, the
labor union Is Justifiable. If combination
for gain over one's fellows be
right, labor unions are right. If the
massing of money for the accumulation
of money be a fair expedient, tho
massing of labor for tho accumulation
of Jobs is a logic:'. I sequence."
"Despite your eloquence, the f;ict remains
that the labor unions have no
right to discohninuto against those not
members <if their organizations," ilo- |
flared Judge Sawyer.
"Certainly they have no such light, I
as I have already said, hut It Is evident '
that they have the power and the inclination
to use it." said the colonel.
"We have no right to he In this post
ollice after hours, hut we are here.
You Informed 1110 this afternoon that
the treasurer of the United States has
favored your hank with a deposit of
$10,000 in cash taken from the funds
of the government, on which money
yon pay not a cent of Interest. I doubt
If lie I as any right to make such n deposit
or you any right to accept it, hut
hoth of you have the power, and that
ends the matter for the present at
least. It Is right that a man shonkl
pay taxes on what ho possesses. It Is
within his power to evade Ids just dues
by perjury or misrepresentation. Not
a day passes hut a thousand rights
nre trampled under foot by might.
Rights are theoretical; power is practical.
Wo talk of our rights; we exercise
our powers. I,et us come down to
the plane of the nonunion man. for
whose rights you are ho much concerned.
If he wishes them respected
ho must use other methods than he has
yet employed. Hut I cannot see that
he has lost any of his prerogatives
through the success of trade unionism.
Ilo has always been coin polled to ask ,
for a Jol?. All that has occurred In his
ease Is a change of mastors. Formerly
he was forced to obtain the consent of
an Individual employer. The Isolated '
manufacturer has disappeared, aiul the
tmst stands In his place. Tho labor
union Is an employment agency recognized
In most cases by tho trust.
Tho trust makes contracts with the '
union, depends on It for a snltlclcnt
supply of capable workmen and holds
It rcwponslblo for mnnberioes details 1
Which formerly harassed the small
manufacturer. Your huly who wishes
to employ a maid makes application to
an employment agency. Has tlio maid
or the coachman lost nnv rights worth
quarreling about because it Is no longer
possible to make direct application
to tho owners of the establishment?"
"There is less loss of self respect In
making application to the employer,"
said Judge Sawyer after n pause.
"Well. I confess I cannot, see where
it Obtains," insisted Colonel Monroe.
"The amount of dignity involved in
hustling for a Job does not vastly Impress
me. Personally I would as soon
nsk a labor union for permission <o
work as to crave (be consent of a
"Hut suppose a man does not believe
in unions," suggested Postmaster Jenkins,
who hat! listened attentively.
"Take a man like me, for instance. I
don't believe in them at all. Suppose
I lost my Job as postmaster and had to
go to work at some such trade as carpenter.
Why should I be compelled to
join a unionV"
"No oik* can compel you to Join n
union; neither can you compel any one
(o employ you as a carpenter," concluded
Colonel Monroe. "We are nil
agreed that labor unions and trusts
are wrong and should bo abolished.
When you lose your Job as post master,
Jenkins, lead the crusade against them.
I would do it myself, but I don't know
Ruinous English Cough ttvrup cure4
?r>?,r>,o ....1.1.. 1 - i tit
oi"iiiiim:ii ills >|d i i UM t. 11 U'O'l
iroublos. 25 :it Drug Store, J
1). ?<!oore, Craig Bros.
In The Merry Spring Time.
In the merry spihig time (lie fo-tive
nn!?ria microbe, goetli forth ilet'Tiuinei
to colonize every huimiu organi in. If
tli h areli foo has in vailed your system
allow us lo suggest Tiyriales Tonie. This
romeily fives the bl>ol from in ilarta
microbes eliminates poisonous milter
from the Rj'sto n, strengthens tho nerves,
ami restores robust IhviIUi. ltydales
1'onio is giumiiitneri. Pickens Drug Co.,
PiCi;ens; \V. A. Sin Irioe Co., Ijioett.y.
'I Iio Iti'Mt l*i'ON<*i'i2 tio i lor !Un
Chills und Kevcr Is u Ixitdo of (Ihiivk n Tastk
lkss ('ii i.i. Tonu*. It Is simply ir > i mill <(ui 11 i> <
U a Mstoless forin. Nn imiti' -im pnv I'rice '*)
Notice ?>f Kin a I Si'M Inimnt,
I will apply In ,7. IV N< \vb r , Judge
(if Probate for Pi^kous county ontlu'4tb
day f March, lttOl, for a final Kottln
nicMit of tins ostiito of ('art v i'nrham.
di-Ciused, and ask lo bo dismissed as adimuistr
tor. Thomas Durham,
Admiiiistr tor.
Ft I). 3, 1001 i;
Nollcp ?> f l"'l*i"l Sri ii UK-t'f.
T will nppl.V N?*vb- i'.vi l'v bato
Judge for t'u'U< im comity, < n tin* H I day
of Clinch. 1001. for a filial si 11 nl <>'
ill'" ? stain ?'f IJl ftlP 15o\VU11, d<? c?f I'd,
and ask to bo dim.is p?l as ndiniiiu I rutor,
J5. A. Uawpii,
Feb. I, 100-1 It. Aibninistr .tor,
wantiii)?si?v??ri?l i ml >i? l < ii?t?o?h
ill inrli Stall! t<> tnivi'l lor i .m1 -? tilli>liI
!> >>'Mr** iifiiI ulili ii lii . r i t i ll, in call
it i >i i i iin'ri'li.uU iiihi ir^f.it> r -i: fill ii ; i< i
in lilultlu 1 i i ?-. IVrin in mi i- ,:i. WVr!;ly
?'i?m!i snl iiv of vl iiihi " ' v i i xpcuycs
ii hi 1 lmti'l lulls ml.-. :i i i i c 1 , ! !i week
i'.xiic'riciii'c n i o>? utm i. i ici'cii-iicc
iiihi ciicid.vo el! it'l 1 n - i 'jn.'. Till'.
\ATloX \Ij, ::i: Do.t i-tii St . i h < . i
.^iwiiii i ii i i.xf.
It cant be beat.
|| Writ? "The M nchlni-ry I'cnplo" for prices I
\ New Scientific Discovery
for the
It purifies the Mood by eliminating the
waste; uiiitter and other impurities and l>y
destroying the germs or microbes that
infest the blood. It builds up tlu; blood
by reconstructing and multiplying the red
corpuscles, making the blood rich and red.
It restores and stimulates the nerves,
musing a full free lloxv of nerve for< <
throughout the entire nerve system. It
speedily cures unstrung nerves, nervousness,
nervous prostration, and all other
diseases of the nervous system.
KYDALES TONIC is sold under a nosi
live guarantee.
Trial ?ltt SO cents. Family size $ I .Ou
The Radical Remedy Company,
hickory, n. c.
L'iekcun Drug Co, W. A. Sheldon & Co.
First y I
ui? rnii SA
Clothing, Shoes, Hats and <?e
....The I )i xie Bar
The eoods must be sold at oi
move the 10th of next month, ant
of everything now, we will sell yo
own price. Don't forget the next
\Ve have 45 Trunks must I
( '/Mnn '-*11 ~ *- r
v^vuiv, cm, uum lor^et to gc
lea v c.J
Eyes Tested Fr
I will lest your Eyes lr<-e and lit i
1 soil t lies liet-t pebble glass and guarunl
antoed and t'lassi s cxcuang.-d, it for an
glasses do not hurt your i yes?they an
l? . . 4
iiii> t? your eypg. My prices are (lo\v.
Freeman Building.
Klhcrtn Poach Ti
\\ ntoiiH] !?
, - , - - I1.1JA H \ \ 1 HI
for Hatching j
inquiries promptly i
for Circulars.
| Geo. F. Mo
I E. (!. MT!(
Ip ( A t Duke Old
Four-and-one-hitll' miles oasl
M north of 1C
13 ....Dealer
I ..Genera! Mer
Jp) Iliiiulles nothing hut the 1> ?! <>f
& prices
J3 Tho trading public will do
m. II
? vtiu niivu nimn 11;tfiir*v.
Mrs. Hal tie Craig i* with in
look at this pnpri* am
j*. y *"> T A \/3
| \\\ W. in ^
Is 1 1 O
^The PS
Will l)(i in town and brincf >
v. . 1 A- I T I : 1 I I l ri ' m
g [.cricei 1 A i ii. MI\L, 11 1U I Ul.
rrui<:si >/v^ jiiki w
We Are Roi
Wo arc now rounding up our Wn
?sr Ki is c i
\vn i:.v,i i ??i t\
?> * IIIIH lining [MHII I, 111 I'
Ho 11 for milch less than the goods cost,
can USD them tlmy will ho bargains fo
much higher this Spring. We ;int i
price. A goo<l Canton Klnnnol at N |
from tlio mills. Standard Hlue ("alic<
els, I am selling some goods at "> ots
Zephyr Ginghams, (Spring Styles,) hoi
them at l<)c the yard.
M^,.r ,.,II u^.l. . ? i - i iv-..
v?ni mw liiu inm_5 IU UliV I'l}
tiling wo hnve now for ]<:ph than any <>
A good slock of Fino and Hrnvy
ldFJCoino to Greonville and bo pu
A. K
Dry Goods Store, \Vo8t End
_ S~* tf 4
iits Furnishing Goods at
CJ - - ~
r under COS 1. We have to
i I can't mention the prices
u when you come at your
t few days sale.
>e sold at cost and under cost,
t your bargains lx-lorr we
your glasses as good a* any ono,
k'O tho Kami). Satisfiidion guary
cnu80 they do not suit you. My
2110 window glut?!*. Cheap glass
Trv mo and v?.n will I>" <> 1
j v ? ..... ?/u u jMvaovu
Louis Cope!, Prop.
\ ? ? ? ? I
I'OOS- ??!> rviv? S>11*
'aspJMTi'.v i'lsmts.
x Specialty. All
inswcml. Write
JiAltlKTTA, (JA.
rawsssAxsnnRsaBiyiiKB^i *^3
ll.l.l M. i
Stand.) ^
of Picket)?? :ind fut:r miles
in.... I
chandise,, #
Oils find at l'C'iVsonabW* iff
well to givu m'j a call. I
o and will wait on you. ^
/ / / / / / / /y / / / / / 's -V '/ s '/ /O
i! sec what tiny* ^
f\ r*
folks and have some
iRAPHS made.
i:n\ i:si)A v.
////// VJ /'.'/ySr's/ / r /-/ s s>>
indino" [In'
- ['
iter Stock, making room f? :* (iio
S'l'<)( 'K.
reps 111*11 ?(' mi ^ >iti^ to
Wo don't want Hu nt, if yon
r you. All Cotton fjno<ls will bo
11 si-lling what we 1)j?? .it - Id
:ic which will cost fiM. to liny
ic.s iiio worth ;n Now \'oi!< 1 ..|
I hnv ifc-ivcd my firs! lot of
if?lit Inst September. I will soil
Goods, f' r wo can sell you anym
will l)t> ivlilc t<> '!<? Inter.
Shoes always on hard.
ro to conio to
Greenville, 8. C.

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