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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS The public generally who want to buy or sell anything- are invited to ad vertise in the 'Hummer' if tliey like. We are not going to strain the truth by certifying* that this journal has the biggest circulation in the i colonies,, and is the wittiest wisest,' and brightest newspaper in creation, because any of our readers gifted with ordinary intellignce can see that for themselves. What we do say is that this paper has a good start and is bound to grow ; and being a truly co-operative venture deserves support. . ' We wish it to be understood that the u Hummer' can live and-flourish whether you advertise or not, and that principles will be upheld, opinions expressed,* and wrongs de nounced quite irrespective of whom it pleases or offends. - Of course we don't ask you to advertise ; but w-\ ^ won't object if you send them along. / At the same time we do not intend to . lay Jours elves open to unscruplous per sons such as quacks, and other human deceivers, who tri...
NOTES FROM THE NORTH [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
NOTES FKOM THE NORTH ^ — w ? (by ARTHUR RAE.) Tom Gia.ssey, M.Li A., the first genuine Labor .member in the Queensland Parliament is a North of Ireland native who has spent much of his time in the North of ? England, working as a miner among the sturdy union ists of Northumberland and Durham — the ' Geordies.' ' I ? . i Grlassey openly tells the Parliament and the public that the aim of the Labor Party, is to ' ' Capture Parliament, ' ' and see if the}' can not run it on behalf of the people themselves instead of in the interests of the land sharks, 1 bank syndicates, black-labor sugg-ar planters, and boodlers generally. In replying to the charges often made against the Labor leaders, everywhere, that they are blunderers and incapables who would soon run the ship of State into the rocks of bankruptcy, G-lassey gives plenty of facts to prove that the party which has always been in power is doing that very thing now at such- an alarming speed that any change can - not possibly be for ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
the AUSTRALIAN WORKMAN ' Workers are reminded tliat the ' ' Australian i' ; Workman' is their own organ, and they should support it. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOUR SHILLINGS per annum, in advance. Wagga Wagga Agent — Mr W. W. Head. '? Address Manager, 532 Kent Street, Sydney. ' * - A S U AND GLU WAGGA BRANCH. . '.Notice: District Secretaries and agents must send in all Butts and Accounts with separate balance sheets for each union at earliest convenience. - W. W. HEAD, Secretary. : Dec. 16, 1891. i LABOR ELECTORAL LEAGUE PZ-'1; ? t ^ '? MURRUMBIDGEE BRANCH, ' Nominations for the position of Delegate to - _ Conference, to be held in Sydney on January 26th, 1892, will be received by the under signed up to and inclusive of January 15th. If ballot necessary, same will be taken prior to Januarv 22nd. W. W. HEAD, Secretary. Wagga, Jan. 6, 1892. ? ? ? ' : ;?*, f IF YOU SHOULD Have read an advertisement like this before NEVER MIND ! READ IT AGAIN, W SMYTH & CO Respectfully invite all...
BAN AN ALAND BREEZES [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
BAN AN ALAND BREEZES I . (From our Special Correspondent) . B . The presence of the Labor members from the Southern colonies was made the most use of. Mr. Tr en with, Victorian M.L.A., gave a .splendid lecture in the Centennial Hall, Bris bane, on January 4th, to a large and enthu siastic audience. I iff ife Sir It strikes me that 'Billy' Trenwith, the Melbourne Cobbler, hit Judge Harding and the Griffiths - M 1 II wraith Ministry some pretty hard blows with his old last. Regular ' sock dologes' in fact. t ?» * x y Trenwith, Rae, and Grlassey, also spoke at f Ipswhich (Q.), on the one man one vote, and the presence of a Labor member from each of the three colonies was honored by old Jupiter Pluvius with one of the grandest thunder storms I have ever witnessed. * * Arthur Rae then went up the North Coast to Gympie, Maryborough, and Bunda berg, ad dressing meetings at each place. At the latter place he met Organiser J ohn Meehan, of the A.L.F., and had a peep at the sugar industry, bo...
REFORM NOTES [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
REFORM NOTES ? ? FROM OUR EXCHANGES. Whole tracts- of land are kept waste in England for rabbits, deer, pheasants, and other wild animals, to give idlers and excur tionists the amusement of shooting them when they are tired of baccarat and other more or less scandalous occupations. Human being's must not trespass on the ground sacred in England to the rabbits, or if they do they are bludgeoned by brutal keepers and sent to prison. The differences between Capital and Labor are fast approaching the danger line. Re ligion and the love of law die out among a people when they lose hope of bodily comfort and the welfare of their offspring. Poverty and want are responsible for most revolu tions.' Much is said about Irish absentee -land- lordism, but if you will figure it out you will find that American capitalists, Avhile travell ing and staying abroad, squander far more money than the Irish landlords could ever hope to possess. — ' Knights of Labor.'
CORRESPONDENCE. THAT EXTRA POUND FOR NEXT YEAR. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
CORRESPONDENCE. ? ?* ? THAT EXTRA POUND FOR NEXT YEAR. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,— I do not think your correspondent, Alex. Poynto.n, could have read my letter correctly or he would not think that I in tended to give sick pay, funeral allowances, and provide for doctor and medicine out of £1 per member a year. I said ' ' the extra pound is intended to form a strong reserve fund for a Benefit Society so .your correspondent will see that the pound is, only intended to start a Benefit with' a sound basis. What we want to find out is the best way to proceed when we get that pound in. I am very glad that I have opened up the subject and that we have such a medium as ' Hummer,' in which we are free to discuss such matters, to help us to hum it along. I think that something will come of it before the year is out. I wrote to the ' Record' in 1888 on this subject — the only difference I made was that the money could have been used for strikes or anything sanctioned by the union. Ix my suggestion -t...
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ? ^ ? — ? : ? — .... Those workers who desire to learn more of . the world-wide labor, movements, may obtain the following books at the 'Hummer', office : — . ; Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) . \ ? .... 1 4 Conventional : Lies of our Civilization (Nordau) . . .. . . . . 3 4 Caesars Column (Donnelly) . . . . 0 8 The Old Order and the New (Davidson) 1 2 Looking Backward (Bellamy) . . 0 8 Social Tangle (Michaelis) . . . . 0 8 Progress and Poverty (George) . . 0,8 Social Problems (George) . . . . 0 8 Protection and Eree trade (George). . , 0 8 New Australian Co-operative Settlement I Association Rules and basis of or ganisation (Argentine Scheme) . . 0 1 'Australian Workman, ' per annum 4 0 Queensland Worker' ;. ..-2 0 Or any other labor book or newspaper jrab lished in the English language at cost price. Send stamps or M.O. to W. W. HEAD, '? Hummer' Office, Wagga.
"A WORKING MAN'S PARADISE." [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
' A WORKING MAN'S PARADISE ' The Labor novel under the above title, written by editor Lane of the Queensland ' Worker,' is now in the press, and will be published at an early date. The scene of the story is laid partly in Sydney and partly in Queensland, and the amount of local coloring should render it an attractive book for all. Dealing with the oft -told story that these colonies are deserving of the title of ' ' The W orking Man' s Paradise, ' ' the author depicts in graphic language, some of the misery, hardship, and suffering which gives the lie direct to this ignorant or wil fully false assertion. He shows how vice, crime, and sufrermg are becoming more and more common in our midst, and are insepar able from our present blind, cut-throat, com petitive system. Through the various characters portrayed in the book we are taught how the wrong conditions under^which we live are bringing about those horrors and miseries so common in the old world ; and that the decay of the race ; ...
CONDOLENCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
CONDOLENCES. The 'Wagga 'Tiser' is again on the job, and shrieks for the political annihilation of Arthur Rae, who had the audacity to object to the Parliamentary address of slobbering condolence which was forwarded by the New South Wales Assembly to Her Most Gracious because her grandson the Duke of Clarence happened to die in '92 instead of a few years later. J' Everybody knows that the 'Tiser. most bitterly opposed Rae at the election, and nearly everybody knows that it strennously did its little best to secure the return of a Chinese -employing squatter instead of the chosen representative of the workers. There are sundry documents in existence, bearing the signature of the squatter referred to above, and as showing as some people are in the habit of acquiring the land of this country, the documents are- interesting. Especially so to those who object to dummy ing. A paper subsidised by such an individual, isn't likely to support a working man candi date, and nobody expects such ...
SHEARERS AND LABORERS [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
SHEARERS AND LABORERS # ' Labob is one' we are told. I think we all agree upon tlie sentiment em bodied in the expression, but when it comes to bringing about those condi tions which will give practical effect tcMhat oneness which we all profess to [ desire local or sectional jealousies I raise barriers in the way. It seems to me that if the 'New Unionism' is to prove worthy of its name we must do our level best to sweep away those difficulties which stand in the way of Unionism, and prevent it becoming a closer and more effective instrument for the industrial emancipation of the w age-earners than it might be. If we desire to make our unionism a vital and constantly progressive force, we can only do so by continu ally adapting its outward forms and its internal workings to the constantly changing conditions of our modern competitive system of industrialism. If, in making these necessary changes, we disturb those semi-vested interests which have a tendency to grow up in all large an...
LABOR ELECTORAL LEAGUE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
LABOR ELECTORAL LEAGUE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. In response to an advertisement, a public meeting was held at the Temperance Hall, Wagga, on Thursday evening, to consider the question of electing working men to seats in the Municipal Council. Mr. M'Darra, Chair man of the Labor Electoral League, was in the chair, and stated the business. After discussion, it was resolved: I hat the Murrumbidgee Branch of the L.E.L. choose candidates to contest the seats in each of the three wards. The names of Messrs. M'Darra and Cook, for East Ward ; Messrs. Stoppel bein and King, for North Ward, were men tioned as likely candidates, but it was decided to hold another meeting on Saturday evening, 23rd inst., to definitely choose candidates for the three wards. S:
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 23 January 1892
SMOKE HOM ? ? A woman worker will say — as one said to us the other day — ' Oh, there are some people we couldn't think of going mates with. They are too disagreeable and sour, and horrid, and mean and selfish. ' . And that's a fact. But the fact of us all working- against one another in the past be cause we didn't know any better, is mainly responsible for these mean selfish, bad tem pered people. They would soon alter if we would only bear with the weaknesses of others for a while, and remove all cause for growling' by going mates. When everybody finds that nobody is endeavouring to take ad vantage of them in the race for wealth, all hands will trust and love one. another. * Jack Meehan says most of those who went to Queensland to shear 'scab' have joined the union and cleared out for the south again. Some of them may stick to their colors, but one hasn't much faith in them. Most of these jokers spend their money in beer, and then when the pinch comes they are 'A. B. Levy,' and un...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 30 January 1892
NOTICE TO ADVEETISEES Anyone who wants to do honest business \ can advertise in the ' Hummer.' 'We have Ji no room for the greedy speculator or mono- h polist, the quack or the schemer. | No paper can run straight for the peojrie } and hit every fraud and lie that exists which ? has to depend upon the favor of its adver- '? tisers ; and the ' ' Hummer' ' means to be j | in tne iore -irons oi tne JuaDor movement n ; while it intends to run honest till it runs \ - down. ?§ For these reasons we cringe to lio one for | advertisements ; but all the same we ask Unionists to support their own paper by patronising those who advertise in it. The ' Hummer' is the only truly coopera tive weekly newspaper in Australia, and all ; profits g*o towards its improvement. ' The, 'Hummer' office is a recognised Union office. The only one in the Kiverina. ; For terms apply to the MANAGER. SUBSCRIBE TO THE HUMMER, * v The Official Organ '^ - J OF THE Associate u Blve iuna Workers. PjtiOE,- 4s pee, Annum,...
IN MEMORIAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 30 January 1892
Iff MEMORIAM. We saw a terribly mournful 'In Me moriam' notice in a Labor paper some time ago, on the anniversary of the death of a Union shearer. It wound up something like this : — , May God's holy saints and angels Their prayers for him extol, And mav the Lord JesriK CJVmxf, Have mercy on his soul. For we have no father now. An old pal sends us the folloAving, which is worth re -printing, as it is ever so much better in rhyme and reason than the fore going :— Poor Tommy is dead in the town of Tirana, Put down by the 'Ringer,' King Death, They buried him there in the usual manner, His widow and son are lamenting his death. His 'stone' now is broken, his shears are all ' gapped,'' His ' 'oil-rag' is worn out and wet,; ,?. In a scab -shed he cannot be possibly trapped, He's true-blue for ever, you bet. He has shorn his last 'tally,' 'cut out' his last shed, For the ' tar-pot' no more he will shout, Neither 'knocker' nor 'driver' will need now he's dead, ? . , His ' ' cobblers' ' are...
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 30 January 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS P0WE& Those workers who desire to learn more of the world -wide labor movements, may obtain the following ^books- at- the 'Hummer' office :— Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) ? ?? . . ..14 Conventional Lies of our Civilization (Nordau) ? ..34 Csesars Column (Donnelly) . . ..08 The Old Order and the New (Davidson) 1 2 Looking Backward (Bellamy) . . 0 8 Social Tangle (Michaelis) .. ..0 8 Progress and Poverty (George) .. 0 8 Social Problems (George) . . ' . . 0 8 Protection and Ereetrade (George) . . 0 8 New Australian Co-oi3erative Settlement Association Rules and basis of or ganisation (Argentine Scheme) . . 0 1 ' ' Australian Workman, ' ' per annum 4 0 ' Queensland Worker' .. .. 2 0 Or any other labor book or newspaper pub lished in the English language at cost price. Send stamps or M.O. to W. W. HEAD, '? Hummer' Office, Wagga.
UNION FIRES [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 30 January 1892
UNION FIRES Deaii ' Hummer,'— The bush fires k are over : the thermometer is at lOOdeg. : they may start again. Shame on your Union men ! I don't say that you knowingly set fires going in the paddocks, but I know that you did not try- your best to put them out. I have it from one of your own set, that a prominent leader of the Union ordered his subordinates to let the fire rip, as it went through a scrubby reserve and would clear it. He would * risk his fences, as well as the cockies, on the other side. This was two years ago ; and now a very similar blast has swept the same ground. And to-day a cockies' son has been fined (with, a big Union man on the , Bench) for careless use of fire. The papers say truly : The fires are sus pected of he ing caused by Unionists. So j they are — by— Pastor alists' Union ists and scabs, who are acclimatising themselves to fervent heat. Bilious / j\ ' Hoit^y. (His Colonial mark.'^
OUR PLATFORM. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 30 January 1892
OUR PLATFORM. The 'Hummer' advocates : (1) Trades Unionism and the Federation of Labor throughout Australia now ; throughout the world in the near future. (2) Co-operation : Voluntary, municipal, and national. (3) Australia for Australian citizens, equality of the sexes, equal pay for equal work. (4) The complete political independence of the United Australian Commonwealth, on a basis of pure democratic Republican ism. (5) The Referendum, the people their own Upj-er House. (6) Free land for a free people. The 'Hummer' opposes : (1) Black and yellow labor. (2) Imported Governors. ? (3) ' Freedom of contract' ' of the Employers' Union lop-sided variety. (4) Titles of rank, hereditary or otherwise. (6) Dear law and all lawyers. (7) Parasites and monopolies of all brands. (8) ' An Upper House of any kind. In fact, the ' ? Hummer' ' gives its straight out support to the platform and principles of the Labor Electoral League, and much' more ; and opposes all . the worm-eaten 'shams and fra...
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 30 January 1892
SMOKE HO!! \ ' ♦ ? ? V. Only one nomination was received in Mur- ^%$ rumbidgee branch for delegate to Conference A;'/k' Labor Electoral League. That of Jim X Moonev. % --.'/.' j * ' - - -V? The tone of the Labor League meeting on ? :\t: Saturday night at Wagga Avas distinctly against any condonation of the action of the ' t- Labor members who broke their pledges on the occasion of the late diAdsion, and the dele- : gate Avas instructed accordingly. Jk ^fc, .?»« The 'Hummer' is procurable in Mel bourne from A. W. Johnson, 36 Eastern. Ar cade. 3|£ jf£ ?& At the shearers' annual meeting the daggy sheep question elicited the remark from one member that on a certain station over 100 per cent, of the sheep were daggy. . ' * * * A large and enthusiastic meeting of about three farmers and a boundary rider at Jack- . son's Waterholes calls on Rae to resign, be cause he Avouldn't vote for sending an ad dress of condolence to the Queen. Ain't it ? * * * O, down at Jackson's Waterholes ...