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TIMOROUS TINTINNABULATIONS. AT THE TRADES HALL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 November 1901
TIMOROUS T1NTIN* NABDLATIONS. AT THE TRADES HALL. On Thursday, of last week, Mr. Morris (of the Glassblowers) fore shadowed trouble in his trade unless a definite settlement was arrived at by Monday n,ext. COACHBUILDEBS' CONFLICT. Tlia r nnaoViVinililara mnnrfced trouble at Pople's establishment, where the employees had joined the union, and were now demand ing 48 hours' work, instead of 54. %s heretofore. They were simply asking for reduced hours, not for increased pay, and the employer was willing to concede the eight hours' day, but wanted to reduce the wages proportionately, said wages now ranging from 30a up wards. The union executive had waited on Mr. Pople, but had been told to '? get,' and had the door slammed in their faces. Mr. Moroney moved that the Council give its moral support to the Coachbnilders, and that the officers of the Council wait upon Mr. Pople in connection with the trouble. The motion was' seconded, and the Coachbnilders' delegate said he understood that in...
THE SWEATING OF THE WAITRESS. THE HOURS SHE WORKED. A COURT CASE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 November 1901
THB SWEATING GP THE WAITRESS. THE HOURS SHE WOUKED. A COURT CASE. At the Contral Police Court on Friday of last week. Inspector Bonarius (of the Labor Depart menb) summoned Frank Taverna, a restaurant keeper, of 615 George-street, Sydney, for having worked two waitresses more than 60 hours a week, which is the duration of the working week be' e volently decided by a paternal government composed mainly of sweaters and slave-drivers and fleecers of human sheep. The only difference between Taverna and the multiplicity of other proprietors of both cheap and costly eating-houses is that Taverna allowed himself to b found out, while the others escape, principally because the employees are terrorised by the fear of being blacklisted — and consequently by the Fear of Want — into contract ing out of the provisions of the Act. 'I his is a condition of things the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union might alter very consider ably with a little effort. Whether that effort will be made remains t...
TRAMWAY WORKERS. BEFORE SYDNEY LABOR COUNCIL. BOGUS LABOR PARTY FOUND OUT. COUNCIL DOES THE CORRECT THING. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 November 1901
TRAMWAY WORKERS. BEFORE SYDNEY LABOR COUNCIL. BOGUS LABOR PARTY FOUND OUT. COUNCIL DOES THE COR RECT THING. On Thursday evening of last week a deputation from the Tram way Employees Union told a tale to the Labor Council that might have surprised the ordinary well meaning fool who is prepared to still believe that the Bogus Labor Partv led bv Mr. McGowen is capable of honest or intelligent effort on behalf of the workers. But the incident was not surprising to the people to whom the history of N.S.W, Labor movement is an open book. THE WORKERS* CASE. Mr, D. McLeay, president of the Tramway Union, after explain ing what had already been done and what were the Tramway men's plans f-r the future, said that mem bers of the union felt that the labor party had not used the power they possessed in the State Parliament, and the nnion had practically been ^ forced to bear the burden of extend- . ing the system to the railway and tramway service. The union had approached the Minister for Rail...
BARLOW'S SOCIAL. A MAGNIFICENT SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 November 1901
BARLOW'S SOCIAL. A MAGNIFICENT SUCCESS. On Friday evening of last week, the Old Masonic Hall, York-street, was crowded with working-class people, who had foregathered to demonstrate their practical appre ciation of our late general secre tary. C. M. Barlow. Dancing, and instrumental and vocal items were the order of the evening. Comrade Drak» officiated as M.C.r and -eoretary Moroney delivered a auuro t»ppreuiitt.ury »uures», m which he thanked all present on behalf of the movement and our comrade. Pretty well every Syd ney Socialist was. present, and among the visitors were Mrs. Robinson, secretary of the 'failoresses' Union ; Mrs. Geddes ; and quite a number of the Tailoresses' Committee ' May Day '' was there, too. Nob only did the Socialists of Sydney respond magnificently to the call of duty, but from various parts of the country— from Wari alda, Richmond iiiver, and other places — comrades who couldn't possibly attend, forwarded orders for tickets. The social reflected the utm...
GERMAN SOCIALISTS. GROWTH OF THE PARTY IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 2 November 1901
GERMAN SOCIALISTS. GROWTH OF THE PASTY IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. The following article is from the j New York ' Tribune,' and while it j gives no indication of the changes &nbsp; which are going on in the German &nbsp; Social Democracy, it does give a passable presentation of the party as it must appear to one who views &nbsp; it merely from the standpoint of ftiA Drusnfaf/tfi ? Wiesbaden, July 30. The recent election for the Beichstag at Memel-Heid^rug was a most significant example of the rapid increase of Socialism in Germany of late years. Since the elections of 1898 the Socialist vote haB increased 50 per cent in the district of M emel- 1 eidtkrug ; this is only the latest instance of the growing power of the . Collectivist part ' in Germany. The Demo cratic-Socialist party is to-day the strongest political party in the &nbsp; empire Its power has continually increased in the last thirty years. &nbsp; At the general elections for the Reichst...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
ARTIFICIAL TEETH j Old Plates repaired & remodelled, j BLACKALL & HUNT j (JhemiBts and Dentists, ! Hunter Street, Newcastle, and j Kemp-street, Wallsend -j Mr. Blackall may tie consulted j at he Wallsend establishment on | Tuesday and Friday afternons . ' The People ' Printery i will supply : s 100 Gents' Visiting Cards ... 3s Od j 100 Ladies' „ „ ... 3s0d S (Name and Address.) \ Removal. | The Offices of The People j have been removed from Kid- s man's Buildings, 74 York street, i. to 16 GEORGE-STREET WEST, SYDNEY, ? I Printed and pnbliBhed for the 1 ? proprietors by Henry Edmund ! Holland, at 16 George-street | ?west, Sydney. j
OFFICIAL. AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE. Headquarters: MARX HALL, 251 CASTLEREAGH ST., SYDNEY. OBJECT: [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
. OFFICIAL. AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE. Headquarters : Mabx Hall, 251 Castlebeigh St.,. Sydney. object : The establishment of a Coopera tive Commonwealth founded on the Collective Ownership of the Land and Means of Production, Distribution, and Exohange. METHODS, The industrial and nnlihiV.nl nr»on; Ration of the workers — mental and manual ; Distribution of Socialist Literature, Leotures on Socialism, also social, political, and industrial questions ; and, .to attain our object (a Co-operative Commonwealth), the election of Socialists to Parliament Federal and State — and Municipal Councils. Central Branch meets at Headquar quarters first Tuesday in the month. Central Executive every Tuesday 8 p.m. — Secretary, F. H. Drake. Lectures eWy Sunday night at 8 p.m., at Headquarters. Public Invited. Questions and discus cusicn allowed time permitting. Musical Evening and Lecturette, First Sunday in each month. Economic Class. — The ClaBB meeta ? every Sunday at 10.30 shir. Every member s...
The Dramatic Event. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
The Dramatic Event. Mkhbebs and friends are re quested to push the tickets for the above, whioh takes place on Friday, November 29, at Manchester Unity Hall. Castlereagh-street, Byduey. Tickets Is. All who attended the last dramatic entertainment were well pleased, and the promoters hope to do better this time. The pieceB selected are ' Good For Nothing,' and 'My Turn Next,' with a musical and variety inter lude. A good night's fun and en joyment, and the movement aided at the same time. Let ns have a bigger saocess than last time. Every body shonld take tickets and — sell them.
Propaganda at Rozelle. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
Propaganda at Rozelle. The Socialists paid Bozelle a visit on Saturday night last, and held a meeting opp site the Post office. Isaacs presided and opened with a short address, after which Comrade Batho took Hp the run n'ng and was attentively listened to. Comiade Drake spoke at some length on the federal tiriff. He pointed out that, notwithstanding the Barton tariff would reduce the standard of living of tbe workers who had no surplus, it was what they themselves had asked for when they accepted the Federal Constitution Bill with the Braddon Blot. Despite the fact that Free trade T?eid was loud in professing to Btand out for the poor worker, and wanted the Barton Tariff re jected, he was not more sincere than was Mr. Bart n in the workers' interest. They were both the mouthpieces of the capitalist class, and were out to guil the workers as they had done in the past. If the working class wished for improvement in their condi tions, they themselves must per form the work. They must f...
Organising Committee. FIXTURES. November 9. Rockdale. November 10. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
Organising Committee. FIXTURES. November 9. Kockdale. November 10. Domain. — Attend Marx Hall, take papers etc., to Domain, Isaacs, Carson and Proud. Chair ; T, Batho. Bathurs fc-s tree t.— Chair : Carson. Speaker : Drake November 13. Newtown Bridge. November 16. North -ydney, Mount and Walker-streets. November 17. Domain. — A. t tend Marx Hall at 2.30., take papers eto., to Domain, -mith, McDermot, tuisfeldt. Chair: J. Neill. Bathurst-street. — Chair : Long Speaker : J. Neill. Martin Place.— Chair : Penning ton. November 20. Waverley Tea Gardens. . November 23. Leiohhardt, corner Renwick street and Parramatta Boad. November 24. Domain. — Attend Marx Hall at 3.30., take papers etc., to Domain, ChristenBen, Isaacs, Batho. Chair : Isaacs. Bathurst-Btreet. — Chair : Aldons. Speaker : Isaacs. Martin Place. — Pennington, and Batho. The secretary will arrange for speakers at the suburban meetings. All members are requested to attend and assist in making the meetings a success by keeping o...
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
The Socialist Press As* sistance Pond. H.L., 3b ; HO., Is ; R D , Is ; ?T.K., 4s ; H.M., 3d ; D.f., 2s ; A. R., Is; J.McD, Is; W.P., 4s; Domain Friend, Is; Mrs. t'.C.C., 6d ; S.C.C., 2a ; FED,, ls;H.K, 2s 6d ; AS., 1b ; N.R., 2s ; May Day, 2fl ; T.8., £1 ; M.K., 2s ; W. W,S„ Is ; ' G.K., Is ; J.H , 2s . W. B., Is ; J O.M., Is ; J.S., 6d ; Miss Y, Is ; Dramat'o Entertainment, ? 2s ; W.A., Tintenbar, £1 3s.
WHAT SOCIALISM IS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
WHAT SOCIALISM IS. SOCIALISM of the Twentieth Cen tury iB a modern yp-to-date exposition of the conditions ae they are and as they might be and will be. Socialism to-day is no Utopian dream, hanad on an imnnHsible future, an 'unsubstantial present, and a little understood past. Likewise the modern. Socialist is no impractical dreamer, weaving political images of a future state which has no visible means of support and no logical connection with present conditions. No 1 The Socialism that is ex pounded to-day by men of science and learning, men and women of culture and education, people with sound sense and logical minds, is a doctrine founded on KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge of the facts of our economic environment to-day ; knowledge of the econo mic conditions of the pant npon which is built up a sound theory of economic development in the future. It was this knowledge of past development and the con ditions existing in his time (over 50 years ago) that enabled Karl Marx to foretell with su...
Organising Committee. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
Organising Committee. This body met on Wednesday, 25th October, there being a fair at tendance of members. D. Aldous in the chair. The rou'ine business of arranging for Domain meetings and suburban propaganda was transacted. A sub-committee was appointed i/t Anrrtr nnfc frlifi nrnlimiriQfTT Vvr»oJ_ ness in connection wi^th the inaug uration of a Socialist annual Picnic to be held at the conclusion of the annual conference. The advisability of reorganising the Newtown Branch was con sidered, and instructions given to the secretary to make necessary en quiries in that direction.
SWEATING THE BLIND SUPPORT OF SYDNEY LABOR COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
SWEATING TAB BLIND SUPPORT OF SYDNEY LA.BOR CuUNCIIk The blind men who have been agitating against the sweating which they allege exists in the Syd ney Blind Institution (which The People las made familiar to its readers) waited upon the Sydney Labor Council at its meeting last week A letter was sent in asking tlia Hnnfinil to KVwimt the deilTI tation. ' The Chairman : As a matter of privilege. A deputation of blind workers desire to wait npon the Council and present tor considera tion grievancea under which they labor. Will the Council receive them P A motion was adopted that the depn'ation be received. Four blind workers, with a guide, were admitted, and Mr. T. Mercer stated the case for his blind colleagues. The Industrial Blind Institution in Boomerang-street had been established tor 22 years, and fonnd employment for 66 blind people. Of these nine females re sided at the institution, and the other 57 were employe^ but re sided elsewhere. They- came to work eaci day, and brought...
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
General Executive. The nsnal meeting was held on October 28. Present : Drake, : 'Carson, Thomson, Batho, Isaacs, . Holland, Clark, Moroney. A sub-committee was appointed to draft a resolntion to be submitted to the meeting at Protestant Hall ?on Nov. 4. The Secretary was instructed to forward to certain clergymen a copy of the resolution with invitation to Attend the meeting at the Protest ant Hall. The Executive in future will hold its meetings on . Friday night of each week.
THAT LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
THAT LETTER. Ths Pbople is informed by in mates of the Blind Institution that the letter published last week, and bearing the signatures of certain blind people, was not drafted by the blind people at all. A sighted worker, it is alleged, was told off .to draw np the letter in question, and this was submitted to i a number of the blind, who were J asked to vote for and against it. [ Most of those present voted in favor \ of the letter being forwarded to The Piople. Some didn't vote at all, and it is said that blind ; Workers who would otherwise speak 2 out are simply terrorised into ) silence by the dread of being turned ? away from the institution, with no ? alternative chance of employment. - In addition, Thb Pbople has \ been informed that a number of the blind people knew nothing of the letter until thej learned of its \ publication. | One blind man wants to know how the institution - can reconcile the statement that it pays 20 to, 50 | per cent mora than the blind i j r people'...
TAILORESSES ON STRIKE. SOLIDARITY IN THE RANKS OF THE WOMEN WORKERS. NEARLY ONE THOUSAND GIRLS CEASE WORK. A LOGICAL LINE OF CONDUCT. DETERMINED METHODS THAT DID NOT FAIL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
TAILORESSES ON STRIKE. SOLIDARITY IN THE RANKS OF THE WOMEN WORKERS. NEARLY ONE THOUSAND GIRLS CEA8E WORK. A LOGICAL LINE OF CONDUCT. DETERMINED METHODS THAT DID NOT FAIL. For days every woman and girl and eveiy officer of the Tailoresses' i Union had been looking forward with no small degree of anxiety to the dawning of Friday, November 1, for that was the date on which it was decided the log of the Union. ?is agreed to by the associated manufacturers, should . come into operation, and the Union had de termined to ca'l out all its members from establishments refusing to comply with the new conditions. On Thursday evening — the night before the battle— a great mass meeting was held at the Protestant Hall, when final arrangements were made for the management of affairs on the following day. No satisfac tory answer ? having been received from the firm of Anthony Hordern and Sons, it was resolved that Mr. Holland and Mrs. Leigh should wait on the manager next morning and endeavor .to e...
Kev Note. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
Key Note. , Socialism is the evangel of Peace on Marth ; i| is the only principle yet uttered in the annals of the human race capable of removing the reign of rapine, and establish ing the reign of human happiness. As Buoh it is hated by Capitalism with the deep malicious batr d that the Angel of Darkness has for the Angel of Light. — ' Weekly People.'
Socialists at Newtown. [Newspaper Article] — People — 9 November 1901
. Socialists at Newtown. The fortnightly meeting was held on Newtown Bridge on Wed nesday night of last week. G. Isaacs as chairman succeeded in drawing » good audience, to whom 'be explained the aims and oHects on he Socialist League, afterward touching on social conditions and showing the necessity for united action. Comrade Neill kept the large audience interested while he gave them large doses of economics. During the course of Weill's ad dress, in which he traced the his tory of labor struggles from the age ?of chattel slavery to the present day, the listeners were exceedingly attentive, although one bard-headed worker was much concerned for the ' poor ill-used capitalist whom he reckoned he could not get along without. _ At about 9.15 Drake loomed in ®ght» The senator closed down, find the admiral opened fire. He got on very well for about halfan honr in dealing with the Bartonian Tartey Tariff and its effects on Georgy Eeid's digestive organs. Drake showed that the sugar 22.a...