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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
I ' The People ' Subs. All subscriptions to The People are payable in advance. A blue mark through this paragraph denotes- that your subscription has almost expired, and, if not renewed within three weeks from first marling, the paper will be discontinued. Subscribers | wishing to have the paper continued will please note this rule. Subscrip tions should ? be forwarded to the | Managing- Editor, ' The People,' 16, George-street West, Sydney.
Labor Accidents. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
Labor Accidents. An .employer had in his shop some flour belonging to another man. The flour became spoiled. When the time came for settling accounts the employer said : ' It is spoiled. I will not pay for it.' 'But, on the contrary,' replied the other, 'it was in your care ; if it is spoiled you must settle the bill just; the same.' And the law compelled him to pay' for it, . Now i he employer had a man in his care, a laborer, who worked for him in his faotory. A machine tore off an arm and knocked out an eye of tbe working man. The law compelled the employer to pay for the flour that was spoiled, but not for the workman who was disabled or killed. — ' Sampre Avanti,' Turin, Italy. At a recent Newcastle Con ference the proposal for nnionists to join the P.L.L, was opposed by a delegate, who pointed ont that if all the planks of the labor platform | —with the exception of that pro viding for nationalisation of all the means of production, distribu tion, and exchange — were passed in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
S.L.P. StHTB ' PLaTPORM.^^ SOCIAL ?! DEMANDS. L CHILD LABOR— All Children to attain the age o£ 15 before being permitted to engage in any wage-earning occupation. 2. WOMEN'S LABOR. — Equalisation of women's wages with thoBe of men where equal service is performed. No woman to b* employed nnder conditions detrimental to her health or morality. 3. JsIGHT-HOUR DAT.— Reduction of the hours of labor in accordance with the increase of production, immediate legisl ation of a working day of 8 hoars (or less) ; overtime to be a penal offence. 4. FACTORIES LEGISLATION.— An efficient and comprehensive Factories Act to provide for healthy and hnmane condi tions of employment ; any breach of the Act to be a penal offence. All Factory Inspectors to be elected by the workers in their respective trades. All State workshops to be nnder the jurisdiction of the Act. 5. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT.— An Employers' Liability Act to provide for compensation to workers who may be in jured, and to their famili...
KERNELS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
KERNELS. Sixty-three thousand children in the reconcentrado camps of South Africa constitute a portion of '? the enemy ' npon whom the ' brave ' British Boldiers are making war. Class-conscious clearness in a i workineman's mind will nroteot him against being taken in by traitors. He will quickly detect the cloven hoof even under the most seductive cover. He who who starts a fight must be manly enongh not to yell 'murder' when he gets the worst of it. 'Work ' is not the feature of the Working Class: Indeed, more and more of them are being thrown out of work with increasing fre quency. ' Work ' is the result of the feature of the Working Class. That feature iB the absence of the wherewithal to exert their labor power with. The feature of the Working Class is that, being stripped of the necessary capital on whioh to work, they are compelled to sell themselves into wage slavery,, where the bulk of the fruits of their toil goes to the employer. Owing to our removal, we are unable to dea...
Organising Committee. SYDNEY, AUGUST 18. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
Organising Committee. SUHDAT, AOODST 18. Domain.— Attend at all, 2.30. (Stump Papers, etc.) : Isaacs, Drain and Stevens. Chair : Sloans, Speakers : Holland and Morriah. Bathuret-St.— Pennington and Drake. Martin Place.— -Aldous and Ru misson. j August 25, Domain. — Stump, Pa perm, etc., 2.30. : Carson, Riiafeldt, and Smith. Chair : S. Clarke. Speak- j era : Morriah and Moroney. August 25, Bathurst-St. — Chair: Canon. Speaker: Batho. Auguat 25, Martin Plaoe. — Chair: MoDermott. Speaker: Isaacs. WxDNESDAT, » TJ(IUST 13. Newtown Bridge. — 8 p.m Speak ers: Batho andjviorrish. Tuesdat, August 20. Redfern. — Botany and Redfern streets, at 8 p.m. Speakers : Neill and Moroney Members are requested to note above fixtures. In the event of any member not being able to attend to the duties assigned to bim, he should notify the Secretary in order that a substitute may be provided. G. Isaacs, Sec.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
MANCHESTER UNITY HALL, Castlereagh St., Sydney. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1901 Dramatic and Musical ENTERTAINMENT To Liquidate a League Liability. Every member urged to pnsh the sale of TicketB which will be issued shortly. HE PEOPLE Weekly Organ of Aus tralian Socialism PnbliitiM every Satarday Horning at IDMAN'S BUILDINGS, Corner York and Market-sts., SYDNhY, (SUBSCRIPTION. Naw South Wales. One Tear (in adranoe) .. ia. One Qoarter .... Is. Single Copy .. .. Mi Other Oolsniea— is -d per quarter, -s per ywb ?ngland, America, and other eoontriea, 81 pw year ADVBaTISBMBNIB. Single Insertion— First »noh, Sa M ; each enhw quent inoh, lsdd. Special arrangements (or standing oontiaots! All communications, literary and h»ai* ness, to beaddressed, and cheques, F O, Orders, Postal Notes, etc.,vto be made payable to b. E. HOLLAND, Managing Editor. WA. RE ID, SOLICITOB &o. Ac, Commissioner for Affidavits BOLTON STBERT Newcastle. TRUST MONEYS to lend— on Seal or Personal Security, JAMES DAR...
High Panjandrums at Work. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
High Panjandrums at I Work. Whw the Domain is to Sydney the Islington Reset ve is to New castle and district, and for years meetings have been held there with out interruption. Some four years ago an attempt was made to stifle meetings in Liambton Park — bnt the Socialists took the matter no and made it a test question, with the result that the writer and another were prosecuted by the Lambton Mayor after a bitter fight in the council, where the Mayor's acton was only upheld by bis own casting vote. When the matter came before the Court, Magistrate Payten decided in favor of the Socialists on some five or six points, the principal of which was that the by-law under ' which the council prosecuted was ultra vires. Now, the trustees of the Islington Reserve appear to be de'ermined to make an attempt to demonstrate how ridiculous petty-minded people can be when they find themselves clothed with a little brief au thority. The following let ter, written last Sunday to the managing editor ...
GLEANINGS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
GLEANINGS. | ? ' v There is no word in connection with this war more erroneously nied than 'country ' as applied to . the fighting in Sooth Afnca. A soldier will write that he is fighting for his ' King and country.' Seeing that at least one-half of the popula tion of the United Kingdom is H bitterly opposed to the war, the fl soldier is making quite a mistake to B suppose that he is fighting for his I country. No; he is fighting for fl the Stock Exchange, the great fl Anglo-Jewish mine-owners, the fl Hoodlams, Yahoos, and Hooligans 8 in the street, who have not the fl ghf at of a notion of what the war is fl about, bnt whose gross nature de fl lights in fighting and the other in fl stinots of wild beasts. — 'Rey- fl nolds's.' fl Silence and disaster. still in fl Soath Africa! Terrible mast be fl the state of affairs there when the fl Government has drawn a complete fl veil over all that is occurring, and fl we are only able to learn of onr de fl feats and surrenders through the fl ...
"The Workers' Republic." [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
'The Workers' Re* public.' We learn that the newly-formed ' Workers' Publishing Company ' have taken over the business of printing and publishing the ' Workers' Republio,' the official organ of the Irish Sooialist Repub lican Party. For Borne time back the journal in question has been produced by the voluntary labor of tbe members of the Dnblin branch of that body, and has in conse quence appeared after a somewhat irregular fashion, but is now estab lished on a strictly business basiB. and will, we understand, be pub lished regularly on the first Satur day of every month. It will be a twelve-page paper, and eaoh issue will contain, besides its usual features, a complete work on Socialism, which will afterwards be printed in pamphlet form. The price of the paper will be one penny per copy, or two shillings per annum, post free to any part of the Postal Union. Address 138 Upper Abbey- street, Dublin, Ireland.
Waterloo Branch. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
Waterloo Branch. The uBoal meeting of the above ! branch was- held in the Alexandria Town-hall on the 6th inst. Com rade J. Neill in the chair A reso lution was carried placing upon record onr appreciation of o:r re tiring secretary's (Comrade Proud) work in connection with that office. Comrade Proad, in replying, said he hoped his successor would work as hard and do his duty as' well (if not better) than he bad — a senti ment re-echoed by all present. After the usual routine basiness had been disposed of, the chairman called upon Comrade Batho to read his paper as agreed npon at last meeting Our comrade ohose for his subject, ' Progress- and Pro duction.' The central idea run ning through the paper was tbe fact that the progress of sooiety, the present high standard reached in literature, art, science, and in pro duction in all its branches, wa? almost entirely due to industrial development. A discussion fol lowed, in which the general concen sus of opinion favored our comrade's co...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
To Correspondents. Matter intended for insertion in current week's issue of '? The People ' must reach this office not later than 6 p.m. on Tuosday. E.S.L., Eastern creek. —Thanks. Note our new address, 16 George-St. I West. I Tintenbar. — Received with thanks. Have written. C.H.S., Morpeth. — Suggestion geod one ; will act accordingl a Thanks for trouble taken. Your letter was mislaid, hence belated reply. J.S., Sydney. — Thanks for interest ing cutting. T.McC., Wagga. — Tour paper should reach you on Saturday. Interview the local postmaster about it. Sub. received with thanks. The Rome (Italy), ' Avanti,' gives this short dialogue as illustrative of what Capitalism means by ' the liber ty of labor ' : W orkpian (on strike to a carbineer who holds a revolver to his head) : ' Mr. Carbineer you are mndering me 1' Carbineer : 41 Hush up ! I am pro tecting the liberty of labor.' On September 20, a dramatic and musical entertainment will be given in the Manchester Unity Hall, Sydney, fo...
THE TAILORESSES. A SUCCESSFUL MEETING. SWEATING CONDITIONS EXPOSED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
THE TA1LORESSES. I A SUCCESSFUL MEETING. I 8WEATING CONDITIONS j EXPOSED. | ON Tuesday evening last the Protestant Hall was filled with an enthusiastic gathering of women I and girlB interested in the forma- \ tion of the Tailoresses' Union. I Mr. H. E. Holland occupied jj the chair and briefly outlined the ? position of the workers as a class, f impressing npon the women the I desirability --f recognising that I they belonged to the working- f class, and that, i f they were to organise successfully, it muBt be 1 done on class lines. I THK CASH FOB THE WOMEN. Mrs. Robinson, who was re- f ceived with vociferous applause, J said : — I have been selected by a committee of the Tailor- ; esses Union to present what we conceive to be a fair and true statement of the conditions under which we women work in the big clothing factories of Sydney. } We have not in the figures I am to place before you in any way exaggerated the conditions of our servitude. If I have in any par ticular departed ...
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
General Executive. This body held its weekly meeting on Sunday morning. Comrades Thomson, Batho, Holland, Morriah, Isaacs, Drake, Rumeisen, Carson, General Secretary Moroney, and Treasurer Clarke being present. Comrade S. C. Clarke in the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. A quantity of routine bussness was transacted. The main business ofthe meeting con sisted in making provision for the im provement of ' The People ' and printing business.
Organising Committee. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
Organising Committee. This body met on Monday night, Comrade McDermott in the cnair. Provision was made for meetings to be held up to A ugust the 26th. It was decided to hold a Social re union of members on Friday night, August 23 ; admission to be by invi tation ticket. A sub-committee of three (Carson, Riiafeld, and Isaacs), was appointed to arrange details.
INTOLERANT TACTICS. (ADAPTED.) [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
INTOLERANT TACTICS. (Adapted.) In the usnal practice of thought, under existing conditions, wherein every proposition submitted to us ia , open to the suspicion that it is in some way grounded in fraudulent economic interests of some one or some class, when discussing a ques tion of whioh little is known or which may be largely misunder stood, it seems necessary to first of all establish tbe credibility of the witnesn It almost invariably hap pens that when discussing Different phases of Socialist thonght and proposed practice with those who are imbued with the idea of finality of tbe present condition of existence and of industry, we meet with the shrug of the shoulders, the mild Btare or smile of incredulous amuse ment that --ayp, as plainly as words could express it, you are a member of the Socialist Labor Party and are therefore talking from a prejudiced point of view. We will admit right here that in a great many in stances of human thought this rea soning is perfectly correct....
A SOCIAL RE-UNION. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
A SOGIAL RE'UNIQN. I Next Friday evening, a Social re- I union of members of the A.S.L. will be held at Marx Hail. It is specially desired that all members should re ceive tickets ; and those who may happen to have been missed are re quested to notify the Secretary of the Organising Committee to that effect. Chris. Watson told the Federal House of Representatives that he favored the Federation subsidising the navy which the capitalists of England station in Australian waters to protect the interests of English money-lenders. Labor-rat Jde Cook broke out recently as a special pleader for the capitalistic policy of Joseph Chamberlain Easily explained. Chamberlain, too, is a renegade. ' A fellow feeling.' EXCHANGES Are requested to note that The Peopu Offices have been removed to 16 George-st. West, Sydney. The Tuberculosis Congress, sit ting in London, has unanimously recommended the suppression ? of spitting in publio plaoes.
WHERE THE GEESE GATHER. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
WHERE THE GEESE GATHER. £20,000 was the amount the Government was authorised to spend on the Commonwealth Drunk. £113,732 9s. 7d. (to 30th June last) is the amount expended. So Mr. Waddell told the House the other week. Of course, that is the offi cial amount. The actual amount would probably reach £200,000 if all legitimates charges were added. L383.443 2s. 5d. was the cost to N.S.W. of sending troops to par ticipate in the South African Bri gandage. Where did tbe money come from ? Why, out of the Con solidated Revenu®, of course. The governing clasy in this province only objects to money coming out of the Consolidated Revenue foij snoh purposes as free education. Killing and looting for profit is quite another matter. Mr. Waddell, in reply to Mr, Neil sen. admitted that the Railway Commissioners paid less than the 7s minimum, but pointed out that that Tartarean Trintnvirate paid ' the average rate of wages found to be prevailing in private estab lishments.' It was also pointed out...