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Waterloo Branch [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Waterloo Branch The above branch held its usual fortnightly meeting in the Alexan dria Town Hall on December 3. Comrade G. Isaacs presided. Resolved that the first meeting night in every month be set apart for discussion; Comrade Batho will open discussion on J an. 7, on '?Socialism : Democratic or Bureau cratic.' Public invited. Members are notified to attend meeting at corncr of Raglan street and Botany-road, Tuesday, 17th, at 7.30 p.m. sharp. A. B Proud, Hon. Sec.
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
In polities. Sir James Graham fights the Bogus Labor Party. Tet 'Labor' Member Sam Smith (of the B. L.P.) and 'Labor' Mem ber Andy Kelly (of the BJiP.) proposed andseconded Graham for the office of Mayor of Sydney. Recently Sydney ' Shirker' in Biuusicu uuk oae aruunnduu VAiuri1 was to be the happy hnnting-gjraond of certain 'Labor' Members now straggling into barristerial uniform. Speaking of W. M. Hughes, the 'Tocsin' says : ' He has recently passed the legal intermediate exa mination of New South Wales, but proposes to use his legal knowledge for the workers before the Concilia tion and Arbitration Boards to Ub , there established.' - ignifioant 1 Hpurgeon said : ' Nowadays com. promise and' indifference rale su preme, and instead of solid grit, we have putty or wax.' And yet 8purgeon was not acquainted with Mr. Brennan, or Mr. Thrower, or Mr. Sam Smith, or Mr. Bavister. Federal politician Higgins occa sionally lets off a chunk of troth. FriuBtance : ' I wholly objeot to that sys...
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
' Daily liareygraph ' says the fact that Hughes beat Graham for the Sydney Mayoralty proves that it's wiser for the aldermen to elect the Mayor than for the people to do so. Whioh is great logic, isn't it ? Jobs are the aim and guiding principle of the B.L.P. and the offioial ring of the Trade Union section who have been fighting the tailoresses. But do the workers recogaise or understand the tre mendous power and influence Ma sonry is playing in their ranks f If not, it is time they did. Most of the B.L.P., voted for the Kirkcaldie job becaase they are looking for the same sort of thing themselves,
To Our Subscribers. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
To Our Subscribers. During- the next two - weeks aocounts will be rendered to all of our readers whoso subscriptions are now in arrears, and it is urgently desired that all accounts due to this office, whether large or ? ii u ? ? Hiuaii) uo igiuiiMju niuuuuu uciaj Just at the present time, ihi People liabilities are exceptionally heavy, and the work of producing the paper week by week might be materially lightened if every sub scriber would be good enough to remit regularly. Subscribers are also notified that the subscription for Thb People, when the Federal Postal Bill becomes law, will be Is 6d per quarter — instead of Is as at present — to cover cjst of postage. Single copy price will, however, remain at one penny.
"The People." [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
'The People.' Alt. subscriptions to The People are payable in advanoe.- A blue mark through this paragraph denotes that your subscription has almost expired, and, if not renewed within three weeks from firat marking, the paper will be discontinued. Subscribers wishing to hare the paper continued will please note this rule. Subscrip tions should be .forwarded to the Managing-Editor, ' The People,' 16 George-street West, Sydney. Subs. Received. Mrs. B., Newtown, Is; T.H. Redfern, 4s; W.T., Woonoona, Is; C.T., Willoughby, 3s; — D., Wool loomoolo. Is; J.D., Sydney, 4s; S. M'M., Balmain, Is; W M., Pyr mont, Is; f.A.R., Leicbhardt, Is; W.Y., Waverley, Is; W.C., Red fern, Is; M.S , Newtown, Is; G.W., Merewether, 2s; — D., North Syd ney, Is; S.A B., Leichhardt, Is; W E.G- , Darlington, Is ; H.H , Darlington, Is; W.O., Darlington, 6d; RW.K., Darlington, 6d; C.S., Darlington, 18; E.C., Darlington, Is; W.J.F., Darlington, la; E H. W., Darlington, Is; O.H.L., New town, Is; F.A.L., Newtown, Is; ...
Where was the B.L.P.? SCENE: Legislative Assembly. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Where was the B.L.P.? Scene : Legislative Assembly. Mr. Walsh : I wish to ask the Minister for Labor and Industry if it is a faot that a certain suburban factory closed its doors and looked a number of tailoresses in for some hours who desired to go out upon strike ? and, further, has his atten tion been direoted to this action witn a requeue tnai tne law govern ing the Faotories Aot be put in motion, and did he give a distinct refusal to do so ? Mr Pkrrt : This matter was brought under my notice, and I am having inquiries made, but I de cline to allow Mr. Holland to ad minister my department. Mr. Anderson : I wish to ask the Minister for Labor and In dustry whether ho will take steps to restrain a man named Holland and a man named Marooney, who are blackmailing and boycotting trades people who have conceded shorter hours of labor and the rate of pay demanded by the tailoresses and other employees p Newcastle tailoresses have formed a nnion. They start with a membership of 50.
A New Crusade. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
A New Grnsade. On Snnday afbe noon, in the Domain, a great crowd assembled to hear the Tailoresses' Union's ex planation of why the strike at Hordern's was deolared off. Mr. A. D. Proud was in the chair, and the speakers were Mesarr. Holland and Moroney and Miss M'G-aire a ? ? ., ? ? ? a 1QDUIUV1UU TTOO UWIIUU UIUUII' mously carried condemning the aotion of the Sydney Labor Conn oil. On Monday night, several depu tations, including Messrs. Holland and Moroney, and Mesdames Blain Kohen, Geddea, lomas, Lindsay, and Upton, and Misses M'Guire (2), visited a number of onions, and plaoed before them the treatment meted oat to the girls by the Council. At the Bricklayers' meeting, Mr. Bavister was present, and matters livened up considerably. At the United Laborers' feeling ran high. Mr. Quinn, vicepresi dent of the Council, is one of the Laborers' delegates. Next Monday night this anion will deal specially with the matter. The Cold Storage men received the deputation very oordially, and u...
The War is Over. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
The War is Over. October 11, 1899. — War de clared. Ootober 1, 1900. — Chamberlain at Coventry : ' Now that the . war is over our people have scarcely realised how difficult a war it was.' uctoDer o, iwui. — jttoDerts at Liverpool : ' I most fervently wish that the war waBover.' November, 1901. — 102,552 British casualties to date, not counting 21,000 British prisoners captured by the Boers. December, 1901. —Cables an nounce situation serious in South Africa Best part of the country still in hands of Boers. British troops driven south ofDelngoa. The war is over — all over the place
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
General Executive. The committee met on Friday night last week. Present : Com rades Drake, Carson, Batho, Hol land, Thomson, Isaacs, Moroney, and - treasurer Clarke. Chairman, D. Carson. Communication from D. Aldous withdrawing from contesting the vacant se its on the Executive. Messrs. Proud and Neill being the only other nominations, they were deolared duly elected to the posi tions vacated by Messrs. Rumeisen and Morrish. The People report was received from the manager. Other routine and general busi ness was transacted, and the meet ing adjourned. Bavister, the political blackleg, insulted the tailoresses and their delegates at the Labor Council and drove them oat of the room. Every worker should remember this. If the Tailoresses' Union is smashed the spineless crew of offi cials and the 31 who voted with them on the Labor Counoil must take the responsibility.
Slightly Personal. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Slightly Personal. Thb writer regrets that, owing to oircumstances he has no power to control, he is compelled to deoline - the kindly invitation of the Rich mond River 'comrades to visit them at Christmastide. To refnse an in vitation to go to the Richmond is about the biggest sacrifice a Social ist agitator can be oalled upon to make, and the friends there will not need to be told that their disappoint ment will not be so great as mine. To leave Sydney at this juncture wouljl mean to neglect much im portant work, to throw a deal of responsibility on other shoulders, and perhaps also to incur financial obligations the movement is not iust now in a position to carry. Some day — perhaps when yet an other Christmas season comes round — should the invitation be repeated ( or even if it shouldn't), circum stances may reAer suoh a pleasur able trip possible. — H.E.H.
THROWN TO THE SWEATING WOLVES. GIRLS WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM. SACRIFICED BY THE LABOR COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
THROWN TO THB SWEATING WOLVES. P 4JIRLS WHO FOUG-HT FOB I ^ FREEDOM. [ SACRIFICED BT THE LABOR COUNCIL. IAo reported in oar last issue, the Tailoresses Union decided to ac cept the Labor Council's recom mendations — only as the lesser of - two evils, aod on the distinct nnder ' standing, agreed to by the men of ;? -the .Labor Uouneu .Executive, that should Mr. Hordern refuse to agree ?' to the proposals, there should be no farther vacillating on the pare of the Council, bat that body would join with the girls in making a fight to a finish against Hordern's. The Council's resolution read as follows : 1. That the tailoresses return to work. 2. That the question of forewomen belonging to the union be waived by the Tailoresses' Union. 3. That Mr Hordern be asked to recognise the union. 4. That all the members of the union who came out on strike be re instated, and that no women or men -shall be victimised. Even at the meeting, at whioh the Counoil delegates made their report, while advo...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
To Correspondents. All matter intended for insertion in current week's issue of The People must reach this office before 6 p. m on Monday. Write legibly, and on one aids of the paper only. write with blaok ink on white paper, leaving plenty of space between the lines. lLn|. tSMnaoU oqc iuav jrvuft ivuraio iu« stamped. The office is frequently penalised because of defioient postage on its oorresoondenee. E W.S., Parramatta. — Will gladly do what you ask. Papers forwarded. Pihoy R. Mxggt. — Sorry can't pub lish. Vindigus. — May use next week. American capitalism, in its re lentless war against the Filipinos, has drafted an Act ' against treason and sedition.' The penalty pre scribed for the treason iB death, and the Act is framed ' to include those persons giving aid and com fort to the insurgents, ' Persons who utter seditious words or speeches or who write libels against the United States Government or the insnlar Government are punish ahlo hv the imnonitian of a fine of 2000 dollar...
Key Note. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Kev Note. Be patient, O be patient 1 Though yet our hopes are green, The harvest- field of Freedom shall be crowp'd with the sunny sheen ; Be ripening ! Be ripening 1 Mature your silent way, Till the whole broad land' is tonjjned with flame on Freedom's harvest day. — W. J. Likton. THE PEOPLE The World for the World*» 'Workers* ? ? !
Victorian Fakirs. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Victorian Fakirs. The executiue officers of the Amalgamated Miners' Association have abandoned the Creswiek Bianch in its fight against the con tract system. Lawn, the President of the A.M. A., has earned the ' re spect and esteem ' of the mine owners. Consequently, Peacock, as secretary or tne J&ineowners Association,' sought his aid in forc ing Creswiek Branoh to accept the contract system. The result has been an order from the executive officers for Creswisk to surrender. — ' Tociin.' The Ballarat Branch of the Miners' Association, of which Lawn is secretary, has degenerated into a mere society for providing aooident fund. It iB treated with contempt by the mine owners. Servility and indifference to theirwelfareasabady characterise the majority of its members, and treachery is not unknown. — 'Tocsin. ' Labor-member Konald, the rep resentative for Southern Melbourne in the Federal Parliament, suggests thst the poor should be taxed in order to support the poor and sus tain ...
COLD STORAGE EMPLOYEES AND L.C. EXECUTIVE. SAME OLD GAME. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
COLO STORAGE EM' PLOYEES AND L.C. EXECUTIVE. SAME OLD GAME. On Saturday evening last a meet ing of the Gold Storage Employees was held at the Trades Hall for the purpose of receiving a report from the Executive of the Sydney Labor Connoil concerning the trouble in the trade. Mr. G. Galloway wa^inthe chair, and explained tnat the meeting had been called for 7 o'clock, possibly by mistake. The Council Exeontive were not present, notwithstanding that they had waited for more than an hour, and that Mr. Thrower knew perfectly well that the meet ing had been convened for that evening. It was reiolved to proceed with the meeting. The chairman then explained the Counoil's recommendations, and said it appeared to him the dele gates didn't understand the second shift matter. Mr. Sam Smith had been very emphatic in stating that the terms offered by the employers were generouB, and Mr. Hosking had also told the Council that he con sidered the employees had received I a great concession. I At th...
Accidents at Cockatoo. [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Accidents at Cockatoo. Since we paid that visit to the Government Engineering Works at Cockatoo Island, two aooidents hare occurred. In one case a man had a finger chopped off, while measuring some work : and in the other a man had his nnna nmanVinfi nn n travAllinir crane. Both of these accidents might hsva been prevented. In the first case, the starting and stopping gear is six or seven yards from the front of the lathe where the man worked, and, in order to savie his employer's time, he measured the work while the ma chine was in motion. Starting gear should be where an operator can manipulate it from the front of a machine where he stands in ease he should get caaght. In the other case the man's head came in contact with a pro jecting bolt under the roof while working the travelling crane. He suit as stated— a smashed proboscis Since the Faotories Aot is sot rigidly administered in this es tablishment, should not these in jured men have good grounds to olaim damages ? from the S...
The CLASS STRUGGLE [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
The CLASS STRDG0LB Here in Australia we hear very little about the class struggle— the struggle between capital and labor — that is going on in the older countries. It is to the interest of the capi talist class and its press, that suoh news should be scanty as po« sioie, tor tear tne Australian work man should realsae it and wake np, rouse himself apd take his place in (he ranks of those who are fighting for the emancipation of labor. The ' Hamburgisohe Correspon dent,' tho— organ of the Unitpd Trades Organisations, gives us news of a fight of the tobaooo-workers in Nordhanaen. The employers are attempting to break their union. The fight bas lasted now about six months, and still they hold out, loyally supported by their fellow trades-nnio (lists, not alone in Ger many, but all over the Continent and Great Britain. In the old countries the working men begin te see more and more that their inte rests are identioal, and opposed to the capitalist class. They are not only organised nat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
Every trade unionist and worker shonld remember that the Seamen's Union of this 8tate refused to con tribute one half-penny towards the tailoresses' strike, ^am Smith was presented with a testimonial for ' his services on behalf of Hu manity ' laat week, and, after 12 months' cadging, £1 30 was raised. Sam Smith resents this, evidently ; that ia why he used his influence against the tailoreBses. 'THE PEOPLE' PRINTERY Executes Every Description of JOB PRINTING.
The Word "Wife." [Newspaper Article] — People — 14 December 1901
' I The Word ' Wife.' What do you think the beautiful word 'wife' comes from f It is the great word in whioh the I* nglish and Saxon languages conquer the French and Greek. I hope the F. ench will sOme day get a word for it instead of tt'eir fern me. But what do you think it comes from P The great value of the Saxon words is that they mean something. ' Wife ' means weaver. Yon must be either housewives or house moths ; reme*uber that. In the deep sense you muBt either weave men's fortunes and embroider them, or feed npon them and bring them to decay. Wherever a true wife comes, home is always around her. The stars may be overhead, the glowworm in the night's cold grass may be the fire at her feet ; bat home is where she is, and for a noble woman it stretches far around her, better than houses ceiled with cedar or painted with vermilion ; shedding its qniet light for those who are homeless, 'I his, I believe, is the woman's trne place and power. — John Buskin. . jTrans nrennan is a l...