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OPEN COLUMN. The Railway Commissioners. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
OPEN COLUMN. The. Railway (Somaiis* sioners. TO THE KDITOS. Sib,— Now. that the 'Railway Commissioners ' have made a new departure by way of scooping in a few extrn pounds for their own private egjds, by getting their friends iif|. the Parliament of the State to jmbs a ' Commissioner's Salary Bill ' to raise their wages, would it not be advisable to have a few questions asked as to the value reoeived by the State for the in creased outlay, ' not only on the in areasad ontlav ' bnt for the ontlav without tbe increase. Now as it is at present, the three ' Gents ' concerned cost the State somewhere about £10,000, that is counting up their salaries at over £7,000 per annumn and putting their perks (at what /may be deemed m. modest estimate) at £3,000 (that is for their business pleasure trips to the different por ? tions of the State) whioh no doubt doubt is a very modest estimate when it is considered that they travel in a luxurious 'State carriage ' and are attended by a staff of Stat...
A FIGHT TO A FINISH. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
ft FIGHT TO A FINISH. Within the past few years, the oon fliot that haa been hitherto waged in an altogether irregular fashion between the forces of capital and labor in New Sooth Wales, and in fact in all the A ustralian provinces, has begun to assume rnnoh more definite proportions ; and events of recent occurrence have drawn muoh clearer (he class lines tbat divide the two opposing forces, and a revealing searou lignt nas Deen thrown on the unholj alliance that exists between the Bogus Labor Party element and the straight-out forces of capitalism. Capitalism, as represented by the Profit maker* and Sweaters — and their If gal guardians, the See Wise Party, backed np by their henchmen of the Bogus Labor Party— has much in i'B favor to-day. Previously, it had control of all the machinery of Government', the Jadiciary, the Power of Wealth, the Capitalist Press and the Fakir Press, the Bogus Labor Party, and behind all a rotten and corrupted Parliament composed almost ex clusively of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
ARTIFICIAL, TEETH. I Old Plates repaired -fc remodelled- :; BLACKALL. & HUNT Chemists and Dentists, ??;, Hunter 8treet, Newcastle, and. Kemp-street, Wallsend Mr. Blackall may De consulted : at ihe Wallsond establishment on' Tuesday and Friday afternons. ; Thf People readers are noti fied that their paper* are never posted lafcor than Friday, and should be delivered by first mail on Saturday, exoept in very remote districts. Sydney and suburban and Newcastle readers should re port late delivery to the local post master in the first case, and then — if the matter is not remedied— I to the Deputy Postmaster-General. a Printed and published for the I proprietors by Henry Edmund I Holland, at 16 George-Btreet 1 1 west, Sydney. \] 1
PROPAGANDA. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
PROPAGANDA. The monthly meeting was held at Rockdale on Saturday night la«t, when Comrades Rusfeldt, J. Neill, Carson, Proud, Batho, Drake and Isaacs put in an appearance. Drake, Batho and Neill officiated as speakers. The usnal weekly Domain meet ing was held ou Sunday, I 'rake being chairman and Thomson the speaker. At Bathurst-Btreet, S. Sloane was chairman and Drake speaker, and had a good meeting. ? At Darlinghnrst the initial meet ing was held on Alonday night last, near the court. Isaacs oponed, Drake followed, and Neill made the concluding speech. The meet ing was very successful.
SYDNEY LABOR COUNCIL. A STORMY SITTING. A DEPUTATION EXPELLED. "THE PEOPLE" TURNED OUT THE CAPITALIST PRESS ADMITTED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
SYDNEY LABOR COUNCIL. A STORMY SITTING. A DEPUTATION EXPELLED. 'THE PEOPLE' TURNED OUT THE CAPITALIST PRESS ADMITTED. Owing -o Thb People going to preBs on Thnreday morning, we ', were last week unable to record the meeting of the Sydney Labor Council which eventuated on Thnrs day night. . A DEPUTATION OF VICTIMISED GIRLS. After the reading of the minutes, Mrs. Robinson, on fafthalf of the Tailoresses' Union, handed id a written request that the Oonncil would receive a deputation onsist ing of a number of the girk victim ised at Hordern's and the president of the union. Some discussion took place at this stage. Mr. Frank Brennan, Labor Commissioner, moved that the girls be admitted, but not the president of t he union. He thought it was an insult to the Counoil to ask it to receive Mr. Holland after bis utterances at pnblio meetings concerning the Connoil executive. Mr. Strong said if they were going to object to Mr. Holland on , account . of his.- att^ftuoe*, they would have to dea...
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
The Socialist Press As* sistance Pond. N.R., 2s; R.H., 2* ; H.M.,3d; D.O.. 2s 6d; S.O.C., 2s 6.1; Mrs. B.C. 0., 6d ; H.K., 2d 6d ; M.K., 5s ; W.Y., Is; W.A.S., Is; H.K, 2s ; J.H., 3s ; J.O.M.., 2d 6d ; J.S., 6d ; T.M., fid ; domain collection £1 Is Id; RS.tLP., £1: R.D., Is; A.R., 2s.
Social. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
Social. A meeting of comrades, includ ing the ladies, was held on Sunday in Marx Hall, to consider the method of carrying out the social for Friday night, and the meeting decided on holding a social evening on New Year's Eve. The Organis ing Committee met on Sunday evening and decided that New Year's Eve social re-union should be confined to members and friends, invitation to, be by tioket There will be a meeting of the ladies on Sunday next, at 4 p.m., to consider the matter ; we trust all our lady comrades and friends will attend.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
mil 4fc1fclil£fe 1*41 €1 willeover your lift. for,£loe aSnrt 4 ?- m ? . ? .ment Tlie Colonial Mutual Fire In. i uranoe Co , Ltd., Sydney, hare mgreed to pay all oUimi retulting bom BUBONIC v PLAGUE,. By purchasing your clothing from na, you will get this boon free of , 1 oharg« together with the best MADa and FITioto garment in and out of this dii- ''? triot. We fubttantiate wha* we »ay by refunding your money if we failto pleaio -' you. We understand our bonnet*, aad that is why we apeak plain. Ladies' Costumes from £t— the ideal of grace and beauty. This line others - can't approach. * .-; Gents' Suits. JU. For style, fit, and finish, they. exiel. Others hare tried to- '% imi«ate, but ao far without suooess. . : J. B. 8HEPHABD, - Near A.J.S. Bank. S7a -nd 874 Hunter Bt.. Newca tie Weit. ? WHAT PEOPLE SAY: ? «_. | CHARLESTON'S ^STSf %£'*- Twelve Enamelled Cabinet and a beautiful ib x 12 Opal1 only/}?/©.
BALMAIN SINKERS. STRIKE FOR SIX HOURS A DAY. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
SALMAIN SINKERS . * ? STRIKE FOB 8IX HOURS A DAY. Sous years ago, 'Nunquam' of the ' Clarion ' visited one of the deepest coal mines- in England, and was shown through the workings, 'after being lowered down a shaft some thousands of feet in depth. The. mine was a gassy one, and, as the men worked away stripped to the waists, the coal cracked and flew out at intervals, causing the visitors ho jump back in alarm aud the coal-hewers to lau-h at their timidity. What ' Nnmquam most wanted to know was how tbe management lured men from the woild above to work in anch a 'bogey-land ' ' Do you set traps for them ?' he asked And the under-manager replied, ' Ob, no ; these men earn good wages ; they make £2 a week.' That was the secret of it all. Two pounds a week for working in a vitiated at mosphere in the earth's bowels, with the fear of destruction and death perpetually above them ! At Balmain they are pinking what will be the deepest coal mine in Australia. The sinkers have picked and sc...
British Brutalities in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
British Brutalities In ^ Sooth Africa. F. Tocqukvillb writes to the ' D.T.' in reply to an article headed ' British Brutalities,' as follows : ' I witnessed closely some of the phases of the Franco-German, war, and can, therefore, jndge of of the veracity of the allegations which your article contains. I was then still too ' young to be enrolled in the French army, bnt I saw my nafciva nlaca and mv mnther'n him a occupied for months by tbe German troops, and loan say that all Frabcs tireura or guerillas cap tc red by the Germans in the district were brought to the German staff, commanded by General Von Goe bon, and thence ocnveyed to Ger many as prisoners of war I never saw in the conrse of those long winter months the Germ ins indulg ing wantonly in the burning of farms or private properties, neither did they ever interfere with the freedom of women and children. But I Faw German privates Bhot by order of their own officers for having made themselves guilty of plunder or robberies ...
FARMING BY MACHINERY. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
PflRMJNG BY MA ?3H1NBRY. (From' N/T. People.' A fjew years ago the wheat ex porting countries of the - world had a great advantage over the Ameri can prodnoer in tbe ' cheapness ' of their labor. But while those countries have retained their primi tive methods of culture, the United States has been supplanting labor with machinery, until now, on the bonanza fa- ins of the west, it u estimated that 400 men — employed only during tbe season — and sup plied with the most improved ma chinery, produce as much wheat as 5000 Europeans working with the .primitive tools at their o rramand. Within a few years (here has be gun in agriculture what will shortly prove one of the greatest revolu tions in modern industry. Capital ist development of agrionlture has . been slow, for the reason that nnlike -the artisan who owned only the simple tools of his craft, the farmer -owned beside his tools, the other important element in production — 'land. This latter it takes more 'time for the capitalist t...
To Correspondents [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
To Correspondents All matter intended for insertion in current week's issue of Thk Pboflb must reach this office before 6 p. m on Monday. Write legibly, and on one side of the Daner only. Write with black ink on white paper, leaving plenty of space between the lines. See that your letters are properly stamped. The office is frequently penalised because of deficient postage on its corresoondence.
In All Lands the Same. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
In All Lands the Same. — ▼ ? D. A. Gillies writes from Casino : ' When The People, tolling of the infamous actions of the B.L.P., reached here, the expressions of indignation and contempt were numerous — and from persons in some cases who are not classcon scious Needless to tell you that we all sympathise with youraelf and other members of the fighting S.L.P. . . . Then, moreover, you have compelled the B.L.P. to show its band, likewise its oloven foot ; but then there are thousands of workers who will ba too blind to see either the hand or the foot, and Capital ism will use its press as a screen to beep the vulgar ga«9 from reaching its useful though ditty instrument, the B.L. Party. What a remark able similarity there «s between members of the Fakir species on both sides of the Pacific. The his tory of the Tailorassea' strike reads like an extract from the New York People.' n Jim McGowen wept for the B. L P., at, a harbor picnio on Satur day. 'Twas not quite a correct place for Ji...
Hughes, M.P., Once More. [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
Hughes, M.P., Once More. Evidmstlt Ifr. W. Hffi HugniBS^fii desirous of helping the Labor Council in its fight for Hordern and and against the Tailoresses. On Monday evening last Hughes was present at a meeting of the Carter*' Union, when a request was received from the Tailoresses' Committee that the Carters' would receive a deputation, consisting of Mrs Lindsay, Mrs. Blain, Mrs. ? Upton and ttie President of the Union, re the victimising of. fifteen girls by Mr. Sam Hordern. Mr. Hughes was successful in persuading the meeting to refuse to receive tho deputation, because, he said, Mr. Holland had made oharges against him (Mr. Hughes) whioh had neither been substantiated nor apologised for. Of conrse, Mr. Hughes knew he was lying to the Carters ; he knew that he had been requested tine after time to faoe those charges, and tba' he absolutely refused to appear before either the Newoastle or Morpeth wharf laborers in con nection with the matter ; and he knows to-day that Mr. Holland i...
"Capital & Labor are Brothers!" [Newspaper Article] — People — 21 December 1901
' Capital & Labor are Brothers!' Brothib Jonathan : I don't see ':i the consistency of you Socialists '-[ ridiculing the idea that Capital and j Labor are brothers. '? Uncli Sam : Probably because you are not yet able to be consist- '?'? ent yourself. ? . , B.J . : I don't think. : U.S. r You hit it that time. r B.J. : What do you mean ? . U.S. : You don't think. Yon J only think you think. .i B.J.: ObybutI do think. Is it t not a fact that Capital and Labor : are brothers P I U.S. : No 6i'r; not by a long V? shot. ;? B.J.: What ? \ U.S. : I mean what I say and J say what 1 mean. B.J. : You Socialist are snch ??? damned stickle s. U.S. : We Socialists insist on the correct use of terms. i B J. : Indeed. Explain your- ' self. r - U.S.: Certainly. Yon admit, do you not, tbat Labor produces all wealth P B.J. : To be Bare. Any fool ? would concede that. U.S. : Not excepting yonreelf. ; B J. : No. But what of it ? ? U.S. : Just this, Jonathan. Labor ? is the producer of all wt al...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 28 December 1901
nrance Co Ltd., Sydney, h»ve agreed to pay all claimi retulting from BUBONIC PLAGUE,. By pu*dii«in#;- Joar clothing from tu, you will get thii boon free of ehaics together with the bMt jtuxn and FiTrnw garment in and ont of thii dii. trletT We mbttantiate what we say by refunding your money if we failto pleaie yon. We nndantand our bnsinaM, sad that is why we ?peak plain. Ladies' Cottames from 44— the ideal of grace aad beauty. This line others can't eppitMolt. GemV Suits. £i. For style, fit, and finish, they excel. Others have tried to imi^but^farwithoat^-ees.. . j# ^ 8HEpHABD Nat* A.J.S. Bank. S7a and 874 HnnUr St., Hewoa tleWert, WHAT FE OPLE SAY : -,, CHARLESTON'S 'igESMSf' Twelve Enamelled Cabinet and a beautiful rox 12 Opal only 1210'