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A YEAR'S WORK. Organiser Casey's Report to Affiliated Unions. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
A YEAR'S WORK. Organiser Caae^s Report to Affiliated ? Unions; — ? = — — .. . ? The following report for the past twelve mouths contains very little about what may be termed Tiew work. Like every thing else in this unfortunate and syndi cate ridden colony Labour ^as-had as much as it could do to hold ita own. During the past two ypars we have been witnessing the 'expropriation of the ex propriators.' The big fish have l5een swallowing the little ones; the monopo Itets have been absorbing the umitll uapi lists, and we have had bad times. While thing have been bad for the mass of the people, the money-lenders, the mortgagee.^ and the financial institutions have been' reaping a wonderful harvest!' 'We sire all Tota~That 'capital haB bueii withdrawn -4roaizia^ulation'-^that_a_co)))n3odity neces sary to commerce under presenTconditlons ?has been ' cornered,-' ^vith-th^result jthat Us value has risen enormously, or in tjther words alLLother commodities have fallen in value ; the manufactu...
AN APPEAL TO THE FRIENDS OF LABOUR [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
AN APPEALTO THE FRIENDS OF LABOUR Mr. Glassey has handed to the editor the following communication : ' A tew months ago on behalf of the Queensland Labour Party, I made an an pi-al for fundrt to enable us to prepare for ana ngnt me coming elections, but I regret to say that up to date that appeal nan met with only a limited response. A number of persons have, however, nobly responded while others have written expressing gym pathy with us and regretting that through render any financial assistance. To those who have already subscribed, and also those who, through want of means, are ' only able to send their sympathy, I tender my sincere thanks. My^hanks~aTe7irowevef7' Bpecially~due to the bush workers who have been, up to the present time, the principal subscribers to the fund, while at the same time they contributed most handsomely to the men of Broken Hill in their gallant stand against the tyranny and- greed of their em ployers. No doubt there are many persons throughout the colon...
LABOUR IN POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
LABOUR IN POLITICS.!; Hall, M.L.A., is doing Biggenden, Mount Shamrock, Paradise and_ _pther_ centres in the Burnett. G. D. Clare proposes in the N.S.W. Assembly : That alienation of public lands shall absolutely cease forthwith. The N.S.W. Labour Electoral League holds a delegate conference next week to ' revise the Labour platform.' ? Kingston is good enough to be let alone, says Labour in West Adelaide, so he is not to be opposed at next election. M.L. A. Rtan held a meeting at Tambo this day week. ^here_was_a4arge-attBTP:' jianoe, -and^a iinantmous vole of confidence' was carried. The Queenslaud Patriotic League has collapsed, the shutters are up aud the premises as empty as the heads of the former members. ' ' Vatxet ^WoFKera'TPolitical Organisa tion held its annual meeting last week when omcers were chosen and the next jdectinn -fifffiwt gnt Bnothflr-step4ewajdv— A hole and^orner^eetingoi^risbajae political mediocrities got together last week and formed themselves into a 'Quee...
JOHN MILLER ON INDIVIDUALISM. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
JOHN MILLER ON INDIVIDUALISM. TO THB BPITOB OF THE WOttKER : I am sure you will agree with ine that it is worth while to seek for the truth as between seemingly opposing ideas. For we are all after the Truth, and all seeking to mould our thoughts and actions by the Troth as tar as we know how. At leabt, all honest men are, and the othtra don't really oount. Therefore, and not in any carping spirit, I want to say a few words nn the ' Individualism' expounded in ° rmypfc 'Mill.' ? * * * * To begin : in all that I conceive of as appertaining to my own individual self, my personal Ego, I am an absolute and unconditional Individualist. For example, -if jHtteHeve-ig-Gred-ifr-ia-tte-aetivo bxrehress' of any other man's, and if I do not believe in God it is jusb the same ; this is a purely personal matter between jnyself as a part of the eternal universe and the Totality of Everything as I conceive it. By very possession of the consciousness of the Entity of All Things it is demanded of me ...
BYSTANDERS' NOTEBOOK [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
BYSTANDERS' NOTEBOOK ? v ? This week will see the release of two of the Union Prisoners — Messrs. Martin and Jjover. We may all recollect bemtase of that they-thr-not regain their T.NION liberty by any concession on PKBiONKRS. the part of the Government but by having served their sen tences manfully and honourably rather than seeK to escape »y cringing ana crawl ing. Their conduct in this respect, as does the conduct of Mr- Bowles, previously re leased under similar circumstances, and as does the conduct of those other loyal unionists still imprisoned, merits at once the sympathy and the respect of every honest man. They walk out of prison the sane men they went iu : if anything better andtruer men, for upon them is not the shadow of disgrace but the light of patient courage and heioism. To some extent this is recognised by the grant which they will receive from the Union Prisoners' Assist ance Fund ; ami to a still greater extent it will everywhere be recogmeed in the cor dial gree...
SMOKE-RO [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
SMOKE-HO Public meetings at the Queen's statue, Sydney, are now prohibited by Lor'n Order. The Voice, an Adelaide democratic weekly, is already to go through its bap tism of libel fire thoucrh its onlv six weeks old. Fob men to elecb bankers and money lenders, as 'representatives' is like a mob of sheep electing dingos to be their guardians. , The People's JScwspaper, Hookhamp ton, after a few months' rest has returned to the fray on behalf of labour with re doubled strength. A son of Sir Arthur Palmer, who -didn'-t get a blaok-4abour agent's biHetrhas l-een. appointed ' commander of the Nw Guinea ton*tabu!ary.' Poverty, thou half-sister of death, tbou couBin-geruian of hell ! where shall I iind force «-f execration equal to th« ampli tude of thy dttuient* ?— Robert Burns. A. G. Taylor, reformed N.S.W. politician and journalist, who now pru If«--e« to t?tU-k to .soil; (irit)ki, 'offers him '-T'TTk s~a TrTi ssionary tor South AfricaT' W. O. Hodgkinson danced in atten dance on the Civ...
W. G. Spenoe on New Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 January 1893
W. G. Spence on New Australia. The Sydney Evening News publishes a very stupid and malicious article about the New Australia Scheme. The ' facts ' are &nbsp; mostly very wide of the mark, but whether that is the result of the ignorance or of the wickedness of the writer it is hard to say. He refers to Lane as an American socialist, says that the settlement is being got under way clandestinely, that it is almost im- possible to obtain correct information about it, that it is intended to settle 28,000 people (great heavens !) with a joint capital of £42,000, that W. G. Spence is opposed to the Scheme, and that Lane when editor of the Worker used the columns of this journal to 'boost' it — not one word of which is true. With regard to the last misstatement — about Lane when editor of the Worker — one has only to turn up the file to see how scrupulously careful he was to keep the paper unbiased in its policy and how sparing of even individual ad- vocacy of the New Australia Move...
TO READERS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
TO READERS. The Editor asks workers in all parts of ! the country to send scraps of news for ; publication. PersonalexperienceR in the ? 1 ehodn, on thw miutiH, cw nt. «on awMffm ' of mi-re general interest than those to \ whom they occur are apt to imagine. AnKLAinE Trades and Labour Council ] has resolved that all mines on Crown lands i be worked by the State. j The Maryborough Labour Party runs ] two candidates at the municipal elections, ] who will be at the top of tbe poll, or there- 1 abouts. ' j English dividend grabbers in the Greta (N.S.W.) coal miues have cabled -that the mines ' must be made to pay or be shut down.' ~ J. M'Cauthy, labour candidate for the Fitzroy against Moneybag Callan. got home at Mount Morgan on Tuesday against misgovernmemt, which Callan has upheld. M.L.A. Glabset held a large and most enthusiastic meeting at the Albion on Monday night. Messrs. Martin and Dover just returned from St. Helena were amongst, those present. Martin, Reid, and Hinchcliffe al...
QUEENSLAND AND THE VAMPIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
QUEENSLAND AND THE VAMPIRE. 'The directors of the Queensland National Bank announce that the net prjfits for the six months, after making the usual provision for rebate, interest, and bad debbs, amount to more thau £47,000' ( Courier ) — sucked of course from Queensland's deposit of Two Millions sterling. ? ,
General Booth on Social Reform. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
General Booth on Social Reform. General Booth, of the Salvation Army, recently interviewed . by M, Huret, a French journalist, was forced into some thing like a plain statement of his views such as they are, oh social -economic reform. 'General,' said M. Huret, 'I should like to know your conception of the solution of the eooial question.' ' 1 nave no revelations,' replied General Booth, 'but X know that while-there isflin upon the earth there will be misery. I cannot say whether that misery will be lasting or not. In any case we must seek to develop the goodwill of those who will educate the minds of the miserable. I honestly believe that if my plans were accepted poverty could in a great measure be suppressed.' ' What are these plans of yours? ' 'The State should arrange that work should be within the reach of everybody. This is easy enough. The land should be tilled economically. Understand my mean ing — in Australia, for instance, there are vast tracts of land of 50,000 acres be...
LABOUR OVER SEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
LABOUR OVER SEAS. ? Qmeip every three women in Loudotr -^«xcepting domestic servants — who sup port themselves by labour are out of work. Women inspectors of factories in Eng land is the latest development of women a rights — which they'll soon get too ! Tom Mann and Sydney Webb's evi dence on labour and 'socialistic proposals before the British -Labour Commission ex tended over five days. ? Thk BritiHli 3hipi-wmn'H' Federation wades in to cut seamen's wages from £4 15s. to £3 10a. a month. The men talk fight. The London Fabians (drawing-room variety of Socialists), have withdrawn 'them3elveB~'froin~tbB TmeJriployBdnnove ment. In Leipsic, of 50,000 wage-earners, 40 per cent work 10 hour«, 41 per cent 11 hours, 9 per cent 12 hours, and 10- per cent as long as the capitalists please. A German factory inspector reports that since the glassworkers' hours have dropped from 14 to 10 and 11 a day the output haa inoroaeod. ? Most, oi the glass and bottle factories in England are more like t...
LABOUR VERSE. "Anarchism." [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
~ LABOUR VERSE. ~~~ \ ? 'Anarchism;41 ? A 'Tie not when I am here, k In these homeless homes, ....: Where sin and shame and disease ' And foul death comes ; I Tis not when heart and brain ~i Would be still and forget 1 Men and women and children J Dragged down to fluTpit : But -when Thear them declaiming ^ Of 'liberty,' 'q,rder,'and 'law ' ' The busk-hearted gentleman ' . And the mud -hearted bougeois, I That a sombre hateful desire Burns up slow in my hrnimfr ? ; To wreok the great guilty temple, And give us rest ! ' ' Feancis Adams. ]
ANNUAL MEETINGS. A.S.U. Piebis[?]te. BOURKE BRANCH RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
ANNUAL JA££T!NGS. AJJ.TT. Plebiscite. BOUBKB nRAWnw1 hbtitbwr. ? it wui be noted that*1 the New Union proposals were carried through with splen did majorities. The only items upon which a seriously strong minority cast its vote _ waB against affiliation with the Trades and Labour Council and the Accident and ^Fuueral-Ftmd. However, -theTesultsiSand' thus : In favour of the amalgamation of the Amal gamated Shearers' Union and the General Labourers' Union of Australasia: 1176; against, 19n. In favour of the Queensland Bush Unions— Shearers and Labourers— also Joining in with the A.S.U. and G.L.U., and becoming part of the proposed Australian Workers Union: 1181; against, 182. ? In favour of branches of the A.S.U. joining -the Auulrulian Labour Federation as per scheme drafted and adopted at tUe Trades and Labour Congres- held in Ballarat, Victoria, April, 1891 : 1H9 ; against, 213. In favour of giving power to branches to undertake oo operative works or enterprises of such character a...
GULF FEDERATED WORKERS' UNION, CROYDON. SECRETARY'S REPORT AND BALANCE-SHEET. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
GULF FEDERATED WORKERS' UNION, CROYDON. Secretary's Report add Balance-sheet. Ladies and Gentlemen,— In placing before you this report, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that the member ship of your Association has increased since my last report by 73 members, making a total raem hprshin for the vear of 393. I will now give you an outline 'of the work done during the year, and it willthen be for you to^ecide^whetberyourofflcershavedonetbeir duty— whether we are what we claim to be: a real live union— a progressive body— a political organisation for the purpose of obtaining direct representation of Labour in Parliament, and, at tbe same time, looking after tbe interests of the workers in all oiher respects whatever may be their calling. During the yearoffioers of your Association have attended Revision Courts at Georgetown and Croydon, and a total of 552 votes secured on the rolls. The last half year we have been kept very busy owing to the large number of men tbat a ' kind an...
TO THE CHAIRMEN AND MEMBERS OF THE A. WORKERS' UNION, CHARLEVILE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
TO THE GHAIRMEN AND MEMBER8 OF THE A. I WORKERS' UNION, CHARLEVILIE. Mb. Chairman and Gentlemen,— I have much pleasure in Eubmitting my report of tbe working of onr Union since the inaugura tion of this branohof the Amalgamated Workers Union. Since the formation of the Amalga mated Workers Union 2,284 names have been pipi»nfl on the rflllirrtaisbranoh. This includes 812 members exchanged trom Kinarea onions, and 896 have paid their annual subscription for tbe current year, and aB several rf turns have yet to come to band the roll will be considerably increased tin receipfrof -same. ? Daring tbe yearthe most notable occurrence in conneotion with tbe Union in this branch was tbe reduction of tbe labourers wages tn the St. George district. Notwithstanding the promises, agreements, and public statements made by tbe pastoralistB last year that the wages would not be reduced, a reduotion has been made in the abovenamed district varying from 6s. to 16s. per week, and in another district a ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
0RCANISAT10NJ0T1FICAT10NS. Charged 3d. per Lino per Insertion. QUEEN8UND LABOUR PARTY.-Friends ofTEe' above party are solicited for financial assistance, to «nable the Executive -Council 4o conduct the forthcoming Politioal Oampaign. Cheques and money orders made payable to the undersigned. Donations from private individuals considered strictly private unless^therwUe stated. G. J. Haw, Son. Seoretary, ? TradeB Hall, Brisbane. CXCHANGE OF MEMBER8HIP has been arrangea L. between the fo)!o«mg unions, all of whlob issue annual tickets at the uniform rate of 10a. (excepting the Gulf Federated Workers As sociation, whioh is £1), and which together cover all Queensland : ~ Associated Workees Uni^n, Charters Towers. Associated Workers Union, Townsville. Amalgamated Wobkebs' U^.on, Hughenden, Longreach and Charleville. Associated Wobkebs Ukion, Rookhampton. . Fedeuated Labour Union, Brisbane. Gulf Federated Wobkebs' Association, Croydon. ? _. Exchange is being arranged with southern general ...
AMALGAMATED WORKERS' UNION. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
AMALGAMATED WORKERS' UNION. Balance-sheet of the Amalgamated Workers' Union fiom October 18 tb, 1892, to January 6th, 1893, Charleville Branoh. 1893. Receipts. January 6— Tickets sold at date as, per Roll Cash Book and Ledger— ' 189$, Shearers, 413 at 20s. . . £413 0 0 1893, General, 474 at 10s ? 237 0 0 Exchange Tickets, shearing .. 5 0 0 Fine, J. Oomerford . . . . 2 0 0 C.D.C. Division Funds .. .. 5 2 7 £662 2 7 1893. j Expenditure. January 6 - / Surrender Value 5 exchanges, 1893 shearing tickets in band.. .. £2 10 0 Commission on sale of tickets . . 1-10— (L , Bank exchange on cheques 7. 2 11 (J Balance -Commercial Bank, ChaflevTUe .. ? 655 11 1 — £882 2 7 Examined and found correct. All vouchers produced. W. P. Him. 1 a, .as*-™ ? Et^owlb I Auditory ? E. T. Brennen, Secretary. Charleville, January 7th, 1893.
QUEENSLAND SHEARERS' UNION. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
QUEENSLAND SHEARERS' UNION. Balance Sheet of the Queensland Shearers' Union trom 13th October, 1692, to 6th January, 1698. 1892. Receipts. Ootober 18— Cash in Hand ? £147 10 6 — Sale of tickets per self ? and agents Shearers, 361 at 10s. £111 0 0 Levy Tickets, 11 at 20s ? 11 0 0 Exchange Levy, 1 ~ — 10s ? 0 10 0 ? 188 10 0 £330 0 6 Expenditure. Commission on sale tickets .. £1 4 o Do: ? flu. ? ^ ? 0 7 0 Printing — Warwick and Sapsford . . . . 0 16 0 Cash in hand, Commercial Bank .. 833 18 6 £336 0 6 Audited and found correct. W.P. Hiix) »,„,;»„„. E. Fowls } Auditors. E. T. Brennen, Secretary. Charleville, January 7th, 1893. ,
Earth's Love for her Children. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 28 January 1893
Earth's Love for her Children. I see a great land poised as in a dream— | Waiting for the word by which it may * live again. ; I see the stretched sleeping figure— wait- i -ing-for the kiss and the ro-awakoning. ? ? I hear the bells pealing, and the crash of - hammers, and see beautiful parks spread— ' as in toy show. I see a great land waiting for its own people to come and take possession of it. M. - -nl*. ? -^^ ? ? 1 The clouds fly overhead still, and the waves curdle in the blue beneath; the smell of the nnwmown gras* com?s, and the tall white cliffs stand up. ? All depends upon a Word spoken. Doyou think jwbaps that there is no answer ? do you think that the high light houses looking out ovor the water, the sea itself careering beyond them, that the ploughed lands, and the rocks that are hewn into great cities, are indifferent to who own, to who tivspats upon them? that - they are dumb, dead, and of no account? Do you think that they have nothing to nay to all this, that thev w...