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REFORM NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
REFORM NOTES In France and England the politicians find themselves forced to recognise the right of labor to a. will in the management of public affairs. The French Premier, De Freycinct, is forced to acknowledge that his government'* tenure of office is conditional upon his retaining* the confidence and sup- ? port of the labor representatives in the Chamber of Deputies. In England the opposition knows that it cannot hope to succeed except it can rally to its support the working-men, while the government realizes that if it loses the labor vote its days are numbered. It is said that Lord Salisbury, realizing this, has determined to give labor representation in the Cabinet, by creating a new portfolio of Minister of Labor. It Avill be Avell with America if the mono- , polists surrender their pri Alleges in season to preArent a social revolution. Prop the heavens Avith justice and they will not fall. Make law the synonym of equity and there f Avill be peace. — Gcovf/o C. Beech er. Ou...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
4 ' Truth' does its truthless best to Vliite Andy Kellv and Co. You bet they make a mess of it. ' Just try and Avhitewash a ceiling* ; with lamp-black. White is black and black is white. And Avlien ' Truth' is done Avith '):?- Andy Kelly he'll be brindle, or something between black and white.. *
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Those workers who desire to learn more of the world-Avide labor movements, may obtain - the following, books at the 'Hummer' office : — Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) ? :. . .. 1,. 4 , Conventional Lies of our Civilization ' (Nordau) . . . . . . . . B 4 Caesars Column (Donnelly) .. . . 0 8 ? The Old Order and the NeAV (DaAidson) 12 Looking Backward (Bellamy) O S Social Ta ngle (Michaelis) . . . . 0 8 Progress and Poverty (George) . . 0 8 Social Problems (George) . . . . - 0 8 Protection and Freetrade (George) .. 0 8 New Australian Co-operative Settlement Association Rules and basis of or ganisation (Argentine Scheme) . .01 'Australian Workman,' per annum 4 0 ' Queensland Worker' .. .. 2 0 Or ?I'.iy » -, l;* labor book or ne A\rspaper pub lished in the English language at cost price. Send stamps or M.O. to W. W. HEAD, '? Hummer' Office, Wagga.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Those workers who desire to learn more of the world-wide labor movements, may obtain the following books at the 'Hummer' office : — Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) ? ? ? ? . . 14 Conventional Lie's of our Civilization (Nordau) .. .. .. ..,3 4. Caesars Column (Donnelly) . . . . 0 8 The Old Order and the New (Davidson) 1 2 Looking Backward (Bellamy) . . . 0 8 Social Ta ngle (Miehaelis) . . . . 0 8 Progress and Poverty (George) . . 0 8 Social Problems (George) . . . . 0 8 Protection and Freetrade (George) .. 0 8 New Australian Co-operative Settlement Association Rules and basis of or ganisation (Argentine Scheme) ... 0 1 'Australian Workman, ' per annum 4 0 ' Queensland Worker' .. .. 2 0 Or any other labor book or newspaper pub lished in the English language at cost price. Send stamps or M.O. to W. W. HEAD, '? Hummer' Office, Wagga.
"NOT RESPECTABLE." [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
'NOT RESPECTABLE' BY MARTHAGUY. I often wonder your fine ladies and re ligious people don't feel ashamed of them selves. Every chance they get they tell us poor girls who have to work for a living that we ought to go to church, and lead virtuous lives, and be respectable ! Respectable and virtuous, forsooth ! It's all very fine for them to talk about virtue, but if they had to work like Ave iuive, fourteen hours a day in the factory for 1 os a Aveek, and pay 1 2s 6d for their board, and live in a stuffy place Avithout a single thing to brighten up the feAV hours we liaAre to spare .from sleep, I don't think they would be Airtuous and respectable any more than most of us are. We don't knoAv any of these goody - goody people who would take us for an occa sional trip down the harbor, to giAre us a chance of breathing the fresh air. And, naturally, Ave Avant to get aAvay out into 'God's -sunshine sometimes, and we long for a sight of the sea — -the great, Avild ocean, which always looks...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
Addressing a meeting recently in Wales, Mr Ben Tillett said : ' ' He was not very old either as a teetotaller or anything else, but he had lived long enough to know that the drink traffic was the curse of the country ; lie had lived long enough to know that in his work as a social reformer that one of the greatest obstacles to be removed was the appetite for drink. He believed that if working men and working women were to give up drink they would increase their wages, but, above that, they would improve morally and physically as well, and they would also increase in that spiritual wealth which made a man or woman bend cheer fully to the task on earth, looking beyond to the future of felicity. ... I hate the drink for a thousand reasons. My life was made one of misery, one of want, one of which I felt the sharp pangs of hunger from the age of seven till I was a young man, owing to the drink. It robbed me of a mother's care, and sent me out on the world a waif at the age of seven. Bec...
GENERAL LABORERS UNION OF AUSTRALASIA. Report of Executive Officers for year ending December 31, 1891 TO THE MEMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
GENERAL LABORERS UNION OF AU STB AL ASIA. Report of Executive Officers for year endine December 31, 1891. TO THE MEMBERS. Gentlemen, — In submitting this brief review of the progress made during tlie past year, we congratulate you on the measure of success achieved. In the majority of dis tricts the Union is now thoroughly estab lished, whilst in others it has obtained a .footing, and is certain to move forward during the coming year. In judging as to our success, members must remember that Unionism has been spmewhat under a cloud, and was, therefore^ without tlie aid to suc cess which popularity undoubtedly gives. Unionism lias been upon its trial. Members' principles have been tried by the severe fire of adverse conditions. The result has proved that working men see in Unionism a power for good, and, in spite of severe trial, have stood by each other and by Union principles, proving by deeds of noble self-sacrifice that their faith in the ultimate good Avhich unity of purpose and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
ROLL UP ! ROLL UP ! ! STOCK-TAKING SALE: : STOCK TAKING SALE::: ? . . - ? -o: - - - ? ? - - So as to bring: their LAIUjE and YAIJIE1 ) STOCK within Measurable Bounds, Jas. Halloran and Co. Are Holding- a CLEARING SALE of SUMMER GOODS THAT WILL DEFY COMPETITION.' ? ? :0: ? ? ROLL UP AND SECURE THE BARGAINS , ? :0: ? ^ ? fxaui Jrilffsi mi Itk, — WAGGA DRAPERY ARCADE (Opposite the Post Office). ROYAL HOTEL, WAGGA. GEO. WHEELER, Proprietor. As usual travellers Avill receive civility and the A'eiy best accommoda tion at this well known house. Baths, Paddocks, and Stabling.. GOLDEN AGE HOTEL, FITZMAU11ICE .STREET, WAGGA. P. O'KEEFE Will- be glad to see old friend's, and, as usual, will treat them well. Best wines and spirits, and accommodation. | VIADUCT HOTEL ; I ' MRS JTJPPENLATZ, Proprietress. This (Well-known house is rejileto Avitli every | - comfort for Travellers. Secure and liandy grass paddocks free. GOOD STABLING. ? j ? . ? j CARRINGT0N HOTEL, I' ' (Near Railway Station) WAGGA. ...
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
SMOKE HO:: ? «*- — - The second Annual Conference of the General Laborers' Union Avas commenced- in the Trades Hall, Sydney, on Februaiy 10th, but formal business Avas transacted prin cipally. Matters got lively though in regard to the unemployed question and free passes issued by the Government. --!? ~x Conference decided not to admit the Press, barring the real labor papers. '' Truth' and the big dailies don't like it, neither do the employers. We publish the Avliole of the General ?Exe- cutive Officers Report in this issue. It's a bit long and crowds out much other interest ing matter, but Ave trust all hands will read the report carefully. It may be worth Avhile. General Balance Sheet next issue. * That five o'clock JAiar of Sydney gets on its hind legs to howl that no one in Wagga is acquainted Avith the Marseillaise. Also that there is no English translation which could be sung. Let that thick headed editor and his Avhole staff come right away to Wagga and he will never depart...
DOWN THE RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
DOWN THE RIVER. [From the Bulletin. ] Hark, the sound of it drawing nearer, Clink of hobble and brazen bell ; Mark the passage of stalwart shearer, Bidding Monaro soil farewell. Where is he making for ? _ Down the RiArer,* Down the River with eager tread: ' - Where is he making for ? DoAvn the River, Down the River to seek.a ' shed.' Where is his dAvelling on old Monaro ? Buckley's Crossing, or Jindaboine ? Dry Plain is it, or SAveet Bolaira ? P'raps 'tis near Avhere the rivers join., t Where is he maldng for ? Down the -River, When, oh when, -Avill he turn him back ? Soft s g'hs follow him down the River,. Moi ; r eyes gaze at his fading track. See, be.vind him his. pack-horse, ambling, Beart he Aveight of his master's kit, _ Oft and ? 't from the j-athway rambling, Crops unhampered by cruel bit ? ? - 'Where is he leaking for ? Equine roArer, Sturdy nag . ,/om the Eucumbene, Tempted down-by the thought of cloArer, Springing luscious in Riverine. Dreams of life and its future chance...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Anyone who Avants to do honest business can adArertise in the ' Hummer.' We have no room for the greedy speculator or mono polist, the quack or the schemer. No paper can run straight for the people and hit every fraud and lie tha t exists Avhich has to depend upon the fa.Aror of its adArer tisers ; and the ' ' Hummer' ' means to be in the fore -front of the Labor .MoArement . while it intends to run honest till it runs doAvn. For these reasons Ave cringe to no one for adArertisements ; but all the same we ask Unionists to support their own paper by patronising those who advertise in it. The ' Hummer' is the only truly coopera tive weekly neAvspaper in Australia, and all profits go toAva.rds its impiwement. The ' Hummer' office is a reeog'nised Union office .« The only one in the Riverina. For terms apply to the MANAGER.
PARLIAMENT AND THE UNEMPLOYED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
PARLIAMENT AND THE UN employed. ? a — ; ? Mr G. Black moAred tlie adjournment .of the House on Tuesday night for the purpose of discussing the question of providing Avork for the unemployed. He axVvocated the carrying out of the works promised by the GoArernment, the establishment of A'illage settlements for the purpose of settling the people on the land, and a labor bureau. Messrs Schey, Davis, Danahey, G. D. Clark, Fitzgerald and others supported him. # * * Messrs Crick, Willis, and Dibbs spoke in opposition. Mr Willis said that Mr Dibbs was to be commended for the manner in which he had replied to the deputation of the unemployed, two thirds of whom were loafers. ? V * * ? # Mr Crick quoted Messrs Tobin, of Lila, near Bourke, who, he said, Avere prepared to employ fifty men at £1 per Aveek, with a guarantee of six months' Avork. * - * % Messrs Crick, Willis, and Co., in their anxiety to proA*e the non-existence of the genuine worker amongst the unemployed in Sydney were very conA...
MEETING OF CAPITALISTS AND LANDLORDS, SQUATTERS AND THIEVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
MEETING OF CAPITALISTS AND LANDLORDS, SQUATTERS AND THIEVES. First Robber : A neAV danger is threatening our old-established institutions, and the sacred right of property in land. Second Robber: Speak out, comrade — to Avhat do you allude ? * First Robber : That confounded Hummer is tiwing to inculcate thorns which, if alloAved to spread, Avill lead Avorking men to be lieAre that : they: have ' a, perfect right;J to livo without paying blaclduail, in the shape of rent, to us. Third Robber : Well, that is a inost heinous offence, and is just Avhat I pre dicted Avould be the result of compulsory educa tion. It appears to me that these working men wiH get the notion into their heads that the due reward.. ? of 'every laborer is the full value of what lie produces, and tha't if they get ' one man one Tote' their next move will be to „ assert that the land of every country belongs to the people of that country collectiyely, and not individually , that they . can live by their own exertio...
THE SECOND G.L.U. CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
THE SECOND GL U CON TERENCE (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) WEDNESDAY. The Second Annual Conference of the General Laborers' Union of Australasia was opened to-day in the Trades' Hall, Sydney. * -* * Delegates were present from Bourke, Wagga, Inverell, Monaro, Cobar, and Young in New South Wales ; Creswick and Casterton in Victoria,; Port Augusta and Adelaide in South Australia. J. Slattery, president, occupied the chair. -a? -Tr vr As a full report will shortly be published we merely give our readers a few general notes, together with the annual report, which will no doubt be read with much interest. * ' * * The address of the President had the merit of both modesty and brevity, though hopeful and businesslike. - * . . * * The report of the General Secretary, our old friend W. G. Spence, is the best Labor statement in the shape of an annual union report ever written by anybody concerning Australian Unionism. Free from platitudes, boasting or abuse, it is a model of clear and concise ...
FOR THE HONOR OF THE FLAG [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
FOR THE HONOR OF THE FLAG . ? These Australi ail' ctflonies are ' under the British Flag.' The British Li oil, who is an imported article (for the climate won't grow a real indigenous lion) still rears up on his hind legs, and claws hold of every inch of the earth's surface within his reach. He has had, and exercised, the strength ' ' ? c-- and brutality of his kind, and having accumulated more than he can use or ' V '/ govern, his greed is proving*' his ' weakness. The kingdoms and colonies, the forts and islands — 'bought, borrowed, \ or stolen from weaker nations— form : v a hotch-potch medley called the M British Empire, on which they proudly '.g&y 'the sun never sets.' Also, we ' iuay add, that the moon never ceases to shine somewhere on the Empire ; neither do the dogs cease to bark and howl ; nor the cats to fight and caterwaul . on the back fences of the Empire.. ? Murder and theft, disease and violence, and breach of promise cases ; patent medicines and pray ing*; l...
OUR PLATFORM [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
OUR PLATFORM Tlie ' Hummer'' advocates : (1) Trades Unionism and the Federation of Labor throughout Australia now ; throughout the world in the near future. (2) Co-operation : Voluntary, municipal, and national. (3) Australia for Australian citizens, equality of the sexes, equal pay for equal work. (4) The complete political independence of the United Australian Commonwealth' on a basis of pure democratic Republican - ism. (») The Referendum, the people their own* Upper House. (6) Free land for a free people. The 'Hummer' opj»oses : (1) Black and yellow labor. (2) Imported Governors. (3) ' ' Freedom of contract' ' of the Employers1 Union lop-sided variety. (4) Titles of rank, hereditary or otherwise. ^ (6) Dear law and all lawyers. (7) Parasites and monopolies of all brands. (8) An Upper House of any kind. . In fact, the 'Hummer' gives its straight out support' to the platform and principles of the Labor Electoral League, and much more ; , and opposes all the worm-eaten shams and f ...
OVERHEARD IN A BRICKYARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
b OVERHEARD IN A BRICKYARD. (By ' Old Beitt.') Jim: ' I say, Jack; thought you told me the other day the Australians were the freest and most prosperous people on the planet.' Jack: ' Well, so they are.' Jim : ' It's all very well for you to skite about liberty and that sort of thing, but I have been reading' up a bit lately; and I find that instead of being free Ave are slaves com pared to what people were. 500 years ago. The only freedom we have is to starve.' Jack : ' How do you make that out ?' Jim : 'Well, you see I got hold of a book called ' Work and Wages for the last 600 Years,' and I find that although the land only yielded eight bushels to the acre, a man could earn enough money in England at that time by working two hours and a -half a day to buy food enough to live on for the day ; or, put it another way— by working 1 5 weeks he could live comfortably for the rest of the year on the wages he earned in that time.' Jack: ' Now look here, Jim, you are cut ting it a bit too...
LOYAL SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 13 February 1892
LOYAL SYMPATHY A Victorian exchange has the following 'Eae, M.P. for Wagga, sat alone in opposi tion to the New South Wales Parliament 'when tlie House was Irving to work up tlie dreadful and pass a wa.sl.iy 1 expression oi condolence' with, the Queen and the Prince and Princess ot'\- ales, because it lias pieaseu Providence to alllict the ' Rile' Family by removing the 'Juke ' of ClArence and Avon dale up to the vicinity of the great white throne. Many papers have seen lit to hurl their wrath upon Rae for his conduct in this particular, but it might strike the' un prejudiced judge that lie had quite as much right to withhold his sympathy from Iler Gracious as had his fellow members to bestow their commiseration and tears, and it is at least something to. his credit that he did not play the hypocrite and pretend to feci awfully cut up about a matter that concerns him very little. The case against Rae is not that he refrained from feelinr/ sympathy, but that he refused to express sym...
THE TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 20 February 1892
THE TRUTH ABOUT WOMEIJ,^ ? ? ^ ? ? . ' We do not' know what Truth is. We, ourselves, as Olive Shreiner so SAveetly teaelies in 'The -Si ory of an African Farm,;' shall never see it to ^know it. But, just the same, we know 'that Truth is, and we ; kilow of it also that' Truth, is One. By' this I mean that we 'know, that no truths an tagonise one- v another; ^ that all truths ' are! knit and interknit ^ together in one complete whole, whi oh, ' is the ideal Truth, ' and in - which there is not a single note that j ars ; We .? know this 'Because it is impossible to conceive of antagonistic truths; because every instinct of our brainy every fibre of our -frame, ! ?'.every sentiment of our ' existence,' prompts and . imjDels, and Reaches,' us to reject 'such a' siipr ,t position, ;and, to; .compare, and 'critipisej; and . examine until we can strip the fallacies from ,. ? antagonizing- appearances: and find'; the com - .mom truth which all' experience ? teaches us-, ever; lies underneath...