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THE UNION. (With apologies to the "Weekly People.") [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
THE UNION. /fith apologies to the ' Weekly People.') ; Uncle Sam— Toa seem to be in : l great harry; where are yon Brother Jonathan — I am going lomy anion. I am a little behind. I want to square up and withdraw. U.S. — Withdraw ? B T ? Yoa Whnf.'a tliA usa nf [ king in a union ? Every sensible [ Bin shoald get out and save his S ioney. . , : U_S._-A.re you going daft ? - B.J.— No, I'm growing wise. I tbm noticed that the strike and r the boycott are played out. These : thikes have brought the fact '' tome to me. Strikes and boycota were good enough when the bosses i w ere cockroach bosses. But just M soon as the bosses combine into larger concerns we. might as well try to spit at the moon as to beat them with the boyeot or the strike. They'll wallop us every time. And that's what happening now. I haven't money to throw away. D.S. — And for that reason yon would have the onions disband? BJ. — For that and for other reasons. TT 0 TTru;«V. *4-1* 9 UiD ' xiiwu uuiAd * B.J. — As the uni...
SPLENDID TACTICS BY FERRY WORKERS. STRIKERS WHO WON. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
SPLENDID TACTICS BY FERRY WORKERS. STRIKERS WHO WON. Eably on Sunday morning the profit-making operations of 'Major' Randel Carey and his friends were suddenly paralysed in the ferry boat service by a, determined strike for eitner increased wages or shorter hours for the deck hands and fire men workiosr on the Manlv boats. More than a month ago these workers applied for an increase of £1 per month, or failing that a re duction in the number of hours they worked. Few people are called upon to toil for a longer period in each week than are the ferry workers ; but their appeal in this direotion met with no satisfactory answer, and, with the King's birth I day celebrations only a day off, they determined to make a stand. Holiday season is the time when profit-grinders in the ferry-boat line reokon on making a haul, and their consternation can better be 'imagined than described when they, found the Manly boats motionless at the wharves — and two holidays likely to slip by in the meantime...
A Vision. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
A Vision. In the winds of the night are singing The storms of coming years, And the dark of the sky is ringing With curses and groans and tears. And loud is the mighty throbbing Of the Nation's giant breast T?n»- nvnninor millinna anhhino In Labor's hopeless quest. There are children and women crying For shelter and for bread — There are bodies of strong men dying By the bodies of strong men dead The spirit of Freedom is weeping — The Lord of the world is sad — The Right of the Earth is sleeping While the Wrong with Hell laughs glad. The pain of the land is growing — The woe of the land is deep - ? Oh 1 who hath the wind been sowing That these should the whirlwind reap ? The sun and the stars are hidden With the smoke of the storm's black breath, And the False o'er the true hath i ridden I In a chaw of Night and Death. j ? ? ' ? ! O God 1 'tis a dreem, and we're mak ing From this nightmare of pestilent greed I To the light of the white day breaking On the Soul of the people freed.
OPEN COLUMN. Tramway Workers. (TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
OPEN COIjUMN. Tramway Workers. (to THB EDITOR.) Recently I noticed in one of the Sydney daily papers, that the Tram way Employees had waited on the Minister for Railways, also the Commissioners, regarding their hours of labor yet without any satisfactory results, and we have it in black and white that Mr. Mo Gowen had this bill (eight hours for Tramway Employees) passed through the House of Parliament. Why has it not become law ? Why deprive the men of the few honrs of recreation or rest ? I say while all this hanky panky business ? Something darn rotten somewhere, and sorely its not on the part of the men. There's a screw Ioobo somewhere. One would most naturally expect that Mr. McGowen would see to this, and fight the matter out for the men at all hazards. He went into the House for that purpose, then why not oarry it out ? He tabled the Bill and he is the party to see it ont Let me state there is no Union ism in this sort of business. Let the matter be again brought before the Ho...
Socialist Demonstration. AT THE PROTESTANT HALL AN ENTHUSIASTIC GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
Socialist Demonstration. I AT THE PROTESTANT HALL AN ENTHUSIASTIC GATHERING. | Oh Monday, evening of last week, ?! ; ihe demonstration organised by the ;; A8.L. was held in the Protestant § Hall, the audienoe being large and £ (nthosiastio. The speakers were f/ Moroney, Thomson, and Holland, v with Neill in the chair ; THB CHAIRMAN. Comrade Neill in an excellent f , ihort speech from the chair ex- - 'i plained the objects of the meeting. He said the people had been ? tailed together to hear the Social ' iite' answer to the baseless charge that Socialism and Anarohy are lynonomous terms, and that the logical outcome of Socialistic teach ing was violence and assasination, ; «nd that the best answer to and refutation of these charges was to ' tell the people what Socialism really was and what the methods of Socialists really were. - Anarchists he Baid believed in ; voluntary co-operation without re r gtrictions ; they believed the evils of to-day spring from restrictive laws and theref...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
'1 HE PEOPLE Weekly Organ of Australian 8ocialiim. PnblUbed erery Sctarday Morning »t 16 GEORGm ST. WEST SYDNEY. SUB80BIPTI01T. K.w Booth WalM. One Te*r (In ulTMoe) U. One Quarter . ?? » 8 Ingle Oom ?? ?? ? Othn OolsalM— It M per qurUr, Ufa i j me, Saglsnd, America, ul otbte oountrie*. fi r' r**' ___ ADVIBTISBMBNIS. Blngl* In««rtl-ra— Pint inoh, Si M ; *»ol- qoent lnota, IeM. ? ? BpMial ?xnageBwntifOT lUnfltag ooatrMtt All communications, literary and bu»i nedfe, to beaddressed, and cheques, P O Orders, Postal Notes, etc., to be made payable to H. E . HOLLAND, Managing Editor. ? ? . TRUST MONEYS to lend— on Beal or Personal Security. JAMES DART, Solicitor, 4o-. Commi«iioner to Affidavits, Bolton-street Newcastle. The intebn ational SOCIALIST CLUB, Kidman's Buildings, corner York and Market-its Sydney. Ail leading Europe tn and_ Ameri can Socialist organs and magazines are filed for Members' use. Committee meeti every Wednsdav at 8 p.m. THE PEOPLE Printery FOB EVERY DESCRIPTION Of JO...
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
General Executive. This committee met on Friday night. Present : Comrades Batho, Holland, Drake, Carson, Thomson (chair), Isaacs, Moroney and Olark. Correspondence was received from C. Waite (Crows Nest Debat ing Society) offering to debate the P.L.L. action against the A.S.L. tactics. It was resolved the challenge be accepted. Messrs. Thomson, Moroney and Holland were dele-- gated to represent the Socialist League in debate at Walker's Hall, North Sydaey, on Nov. 20. The seats of Messrs. Rumeisen (resigned) and Morriah, members of the Executive, were declared vacant, and the secretary instructed to call for nominations to fill the vaoant positions. ' The People ' weekly report was received The Barlow benefit report showed a result of £20 ciear of expenses. ^ The meeting adjourned to Friday of the week.
"WHERE WE STAND." [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
' WHERE WE STAND.'. Ok Sunday evening* at Marx TT»1I, Mr. A. Thomson lectured on the above subject, General Trea surer Clark be.ng in the chair. ? ? The bulk of those who spoke for the workers didn't seem to stand anywhere particularly, said the lec turer. This was so in the case of the trade-union leaders and also in that of the elected Parliamen tary representatives. In the va rious State Parliaments here no member had ever spoken clearly on the working-class question. They didn't seem to know where they had come from, where they now stood, or where they were going to. A journalist who had once used the Socialist movement as a stepping-stone had said that the A S.L. was all generals and no followers. That was so, and that was one of the places where the Socialists stood. The Socialists wanted to build up a system of society in whioh every man and woman would be able to add their quota according to their ability. That was the kind of democracy that they wanted. They did not want a ...
FROM SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
prom SOOTH aFEiea. O. M. Barlow is in receipt of a letter from a friend at Pietermarifz burg, Natal, dated October 8, from whioh the following items are taken : This colony of Natal is looking forward to great advantages from the conquest of the k epublics. It in boned that a Dart of the territory of each will be lopped off and added to this colony. Why this should produce any great excitement if it took place— which is rather un likely — cannot be readily under stood, exoept perhaps on the prin ciple of the Imperial policy of 'British expansion.' The local idea of a big colony is only the im perial idea of a big empire. This colony is quite large enough at pre sent for many timeB its white popu lation. But it has a very con siderable population of coolies and Kaffirs. Indeed, Natal is rapidly becoming a black man's country. Indians are simply pouring'in under the Indian immigration law, and although supposed to be returned to India on the expiration of their agreements, it seems no...
Key Note. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
Kev Note. There ia no cute in blood, Which runneth of one hue, nor caste in tears, Whioh triekle 'salt with all ; neither comes man To birth with tilka-mark stamped on the brow. Uor sacred thread on neck. Who dotn right d-jed fa twice-born, and who doeth ill deeds vile. — Arnold.
Organising Committee. FIXTURES. November 16. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 November 1901
Organising Committee. FIXTURES. November 16. North Sydney, Mount and Walker-streets. November 17. Domain. — Attend Marx Hall at 2.30., take papers etc., to Domain, Smith, McDermot, Hiisfeldt. Chair: J. Neill. Bathurst-street. — Chair : Long, Sneaker : J. Neill. Martin Place. — Chair : Penning- | ton. a November 20. | Waverley Tea Gardens. | November 23 J,! Leichhardt, corner Renwick- ij street and Parramatta Road. 1 November 24. £ Domain. — Attend Marx Hall at $ 3.30., take papers etc., to Domain, | Christensen, Isaacs, Batho. Chair : | Isaacs. | Bathurst-street. — Chair : Aldous. f Speaker : Isaacs. f Martin Place.— Pennington and | Batho. | The secretary will arrange for | speakers at the suburban meetings, | All members are requested to t attend and assist in making the jj meetings a success by keeping | order and assisting to control the j meeting. i Members please make a note of j engagements. . | G. Isaacs, Secretary j Organising Committee, | i
PROPAGANDA. NEWTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 November 1901
PROPAGANDA. NEWTOWN. The usual fortnightly meeting I was held on Newtown Bridge last Wednesday evening. There was an attentive audienoe throughout the addresses. The speakers were Isaacs and Batho. Messrs. Riisfeldt, P. and J. Christensen and other supporters were present. Though tbe weather was not too favorable, the meeting was a success Change of speakers at this centre wonld be advantageous. Next Wednesday is the next Newtown meeting night so roll up Btrong and keep the ball, rolling. NORTH SYDNEY.. At Monnt and Walker-streets, North Shore, Saturday night last, Socialist comrades Riiesfeldt, Mc Dermott, Dade, Ostler, Isaacs, and I Batho held a meeting. The speakers j were Isaacs and Batho. Though j several other meetings .were in full [ swing, the socialists attracted a large and attentive audience. This is a great field for propaganda in thfs quarter. Sympathetic audiences are always to be relied on and good work can be done in this centre. CITY. * The weather on Sunday was aga...
Uncle Sam and Brother Jonathan. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 November 1901
Uncle Sam and Brother i Jonathan. I , Brother Jonathan. — Socialism is Billy!* Uncle Ham.— -Hey !? ' B.J. — Yes, wholly impractioable. One question will pucotnre the bubble. U.S.— Out with it t B.J.— Who will do the dirty or risky work under Socialism P Who will do pick work in a mine, sucn riBKy ana airty worr, inateaa of making cigars P There, now! U.S. — Did you ever hear of 'supply and demand' in labor ! BJ.— Yes. U.S.— The larger the snpply in a trade— — B J. — The lower the wages. U.S. — The lower the supply— B J. — The higher the wages. U.S. — '-upply and demand,' accordingly, regulate wages. . -®.J. — Jast so. U.S. — Is it not a fact that the final workings of this economic law, coupled with others, is that the riskier and dirtier, the work, the larger is the snpply as a rale ? B.J. (ponders a while) — Well, yes ; that's a fact, as a whole. U. S. — Accordingly, the way things are to-day, under capitalism, the law of supply and demand works nnjustly P B.J. — Granted. Bnt what...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 November 1901
ARTIFICIAL TEETH Old Plates repaired & remodelled* BliACKAtiL & HUNT Chemists and Dentists, Hunter 8treet-, Newcastle, and Kemp-street, WallBend Mr. Blackall may De consulted at the Wallsond establishment on Tuesday and Friday afternons. ' The People ' Printery will supply : 100 Gents' Visiting Cards ... 3a 6d 100 Ladies' „ „ ... 3s Od (Name and Address.) Removal. The Officeu of The People have been removed from Kid man's Buildings, 74 York street, to 16 GEORGE-STREET WEST, SYDNEY; ? ? Printed and published for the proprietors by Henry Edmund Holland, at 16 George-street west, Sydney.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 November 1901
NOTICE. TO ALL MEMBERS OP THE A.S.L. The new Certificates of Member ship are now ready, together with the questions to be answered and signed by all members, new and old. According to oar Constitu tion, this is imperative, and most be rigidly enforced and complied with. The Certificate is a most artistic production, and, while re flecting the greateatjjoredit in the mechanical staff of onr printery, makes a doonment members should be proud of. Owing to tbe cost of producing the Certificate, the Gen. Executive have decided to make a charge of 6d. for each document. Certificates may be obtained from Branch Secretaries. — Jas. O. Mo roney, Gen. Seoretary. ? COUNTRY ORDERS . . FOB JOB PRINTING. Will Receive onr Prompt Attention. — :o: — If You lilva la th« Country, If You Waat to H«lf- tHh PHOPIiH, if You Want Good Woek, JUST DROP US A LINE We'll attend to the rest. THE PEOPLE' PRINTERY, ' 16 GEORGE-STREET WEST, SYDNEY. ' . MANX HALL. 251 Gastlereagh-st., Sydney. To-morbow (Puitdat) Nig...
MECHANICAL FORCES OF REVOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 November 1901
MEeHANienL FORGES OP REVOLUTION. In the Glasgow Exhibition may be seen many striking illustrations of the growing universality of manufacture. A notable instance is that presented by the Machinery. Hall, where some of the latest specimens of machine and engi neering tools are exhibited. There is a very fair display of British made tools of this olass, but they are very far indeed behind the Amerioan exhibit, in which is shown every type of machinery necessary for produoing all kinds of meohanioal plants. In the field of so-called labor-saving machinery there is no doubt that America holds the first place, and the reason for this obviously lies in the high wages whioh have prevailed in the states. Where wages are high the tendency always is to im prove the mecban cal appliances so as to do the work with as little labor as possible ; not, of course, in the interest of the laborer, but in the interest of the employers, who have no particular desire to save labor, but every desire to sa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 November 1901
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