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SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
SMOKE HO! ! ? ♦ ? ? _ Now then lads, get all the subscribers you can for The Summer. Bear in mind it is your own paper. * * ? We have to apologise to our readers for the absence of their regular ' Smoke Ho's,' ' Johnny Cakes,' &c, from the last issue or two of The Summer. A.S.U. and G.L.U. Conference report has taken up most of our space. Conference report will conclude next week, and our old contributors will again have a 'cut in.' And we have some new Co-operators in the literary line anxious to let off the surplus g'as. -*? *- « ; - « Ninny Melville, Chairman of Committees in the New South Wales Assembly, got mad the other night in the chair because members kept interrupting. He said that, honest men should recollect they were not in a taproom. Billy Graham got on his tail at that remark, although Billy knows what a taproom is alright. Ninny apologised after wards, and said it was a bit narking if the chair had to keep talking until its throat was ' ??- % quite sore. Does...
SPECIAL NOTICE To the Members of the Wagga Branches A.S.U. and G.L.U. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
SPECIAL NOTICE ? v ? % To tlie Members of the Wagga Branches A.S.U. and G.L/U. Greeting to Our Mates, — . A ballot will shortly be taken through the District Committees and Local Agencies on the question of establishing at Wagga a District Council of the Australasian Federa tion 'of Labor. The General Laborers will also -be asked to vote on , the question through their Union. The Federation Scheme, as adopted by the Congress held last year at Ballarat, was submitted to member's at shearing time, and an almost unanimous ex pression of approval was given in favor of the proposal, but no. actual ballot was taken. In accordance with a resolution of Annual Con ference just concluded in Sydney, all matters of importance are to be der cided by a plebiscite^ of members, hence the necessity for a ballot. * We have been requested by tlie Trades and Labor Council to form a District Council of .the Federation here, and as soon as this is' done in several places throughout the colony, ia Pro vin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
OUR BUSINESS DIRECTORY ... Bakers. . F. R. ALLAN, Baker and. Confectioner , FITZMAURICE STREET, Next River Bridge. '? ° Jack o'. All Trades. 7 A. M. A. BROWN, ~ Gunsmith, Machinist, &e., &e.,. FITZMAURICE STREET, Opposite ' Hummer' Office. ^ Tailors. . ? ? ? d, ? ? - ? ?? ; E. TYLER, Tailor and Gents' Mercer, ... i AND JUVENILE OUTFITTER, FITZMAURICE STREET, Next Pastoral Hotel. * ? Hotels. .. CLARENDON HOTEL ~ (Corner. Park and Elizabeth streets)', SYDNEY, BY CHARLEY WOOD ( Late of Wagga). t V,, Trams from Railway Stop at thf Door.; j. ' . ' ' rf'l n , '? ? n '
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. Conference resumed. . , constitution or BBAjSTCH: committees^ ' Mr Gilbert moved proposition placed on business sheet by Scone Branch' to the effect that in addition to the twelve committee-men ? provided for in Bye-law 30, each D.C. to appoint one member to Branch Committee. Messrs Burgess, O Jttourke, M Carthy, Slattery and Toomey opposed on the grounds of economy. The expense would be very great. Mr Williams supported. '? x Lost. Mr M'Donell moved for committees to be increased from 12 to 24. ' Messrs. Burgess, Langwell, and M'Inerney supported. Messrs O'Rourke and Cook opposed. Mr Langwell moved an amendment — That branches having no District ? Commit tees may elect not less than 12 of a com mitteed, and not more than 24.- — Carried. Mr M'Carthy moved, and G. A. Burgess seconded — Any member accepting a seat upon a Branch Committee be debarred . from holding any paid office in the A.S.U. for that 12 months, notwithstanding his tendering his resignation fr...
AMALGAMATED SHEARERS' UNION OF AUSTRALASIA. SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
' -?' ¥ ' ? ?? ? ? ? . - AMALGAMATED SHEARERS' UNION OF AUSTRALASIA. SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE. ? -*— = ? The delegates of above continued their sit tings at Temperance Hall, Sydney, on Feb ruary 17, 1892. President Spence presided. Tlie following were present : — D. Temple, G-eneral Secretary ; A. Poynton, Treasurer ; A. Rae (M.P.), W. W. Head, and E. H. Burgess (Wagga Branch) ; H. Langwell (M.P.), D. M'Donell (Bourke Branch) : W. E. Simpson and Craven (Port Augusta Branch) ; J. A. Cook and Dorr ell (Adelaide Branch) ; R. Taffe and C. Poynton (Ores wick Branch) ; W. Percy and Drew (Cobar Branch) ; J. M'Inerney and P. O'Rourke (Goulburn Branch) ; J. Slattery and Oarr (Casterton Branch) ; W. Lane (A. L. Federa tion), Queensland; C.Williams, Tasmania; McCarthy and G. A. Burgess (Moree Branch); .Ti Williams, M.P. ; and J. Gilbert (Scone Branch). Discussion on balance-sheet resumed. Questions were asked as to what the item ' ' Parliamentary Fund, Bourke, ' ' referred to. Mr. Langwell expl...
MONDAY, FEB. 22ND. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
MONDAY, FEB. 22nd. - Conference resumed. Mr C. Poynton was , in the chair. Mr Slattery asked when the deputation, which had been appointed to waitt on the Premier re Labor Bureau, would be ready. A number of G.L.U. delegates were waiting to accompany those appointed by the A.S.U., and as some of them might stay six months if they got the chance, it was necessary that no excuse oe given tnem. Jtie urged the A.S.U. portion of the deputation to hurry up. Mr Burgess objected to Mr Slattery 's remarks re G.L.U. men, and Mr Slattery ex plained he did not niean to cast any slur on those delegates. Resolved- — That the deputation wait on , the Premier this (Monday) night. The debate was then resumed on The Hummer and Parliamentary Fund question. ; Mr Toomey moved — That as a difference of opinion existed in regard to the expendi ture under notice, this Conference, \ while admitting all past expenditure, limit same in future to the sum of Is per member per ' annum. Messrs 'Rae, and Langwell ...
TUESDAY, FEB. 23. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
TUESDAY, FEB. 23. Conference re-assembled. Decided that Messrs Rae, Langwell, Wil liams (Ms. P.), M'Carthy, Percy, Hannay, with the G.L.U. committee, form a deputa tion to wait on the Premier in regard to the Labor Bureau started by Government. Conference adjourned, and sub-committees met and drafted miles for Elections and Accident Fund. At 2 p.m. Conference re-assembled. The deputation to the Premier reported that Mr Dibbs would not promise anything, nor would he agree to consult the Labor bodies before sending men up country. He would send men to any place where they were re quired, even if he knew men were out of work in the district from which the applica tion came. After discussion the following resolution Avas unanimously adopted---' That in the opinion of this Conference the Government Labor Bureau is a danger and menace to the unions, and considers that tlie heads of Labor organisations should be consulted as to the exact state of labor in the country districts before any m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 5 March 1892
COBAJR BRANCH AMALGA MATED SHEARERS' UNION To the Members of the above ' Branch. It has been decided by Annual Conference to remove tlie Office from COBAR to COONAMBLE. Date of removal will be notified in a future issue. W. PERCY, Secretary. * Cobar, March. 2, 1892. IF YOU SHOULD Have read an advertisement like this before ? NEVER MIND ! READ IT AGAIN. W SMYTH & CO Respectfully invite all BUYERS of DRAPERY, CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, To Visit their Cheap Cash Store. Note the Address — , DUBLIN HOUSE, Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga. CARRINGTON HOTEL, WAGGA. % : . MRS BRUCE, Proprietress. The Carrington is situated near the Railway Station ; is a well appointed hotel, and every convenience and. comfort given to Travellers. Best wines and spirits and accommodation. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, WAGGA. DAN BREEN, Proprietor. ? Good accommodation1. Free paddocks and - . stabling. Labor papers always in the reading' room . ROYAL HOTEL, WAGGA. GEO. .WHEELER, Proprietor. As usual travellers'...
BUSH UNIONS AMALGAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
BUSH UNIONS AMALGAMATION. The joint committee appointed by the : 'annual Conference of the A.S.U. and G.L.U. to consider the amalgamation of these Unions, and to submit to; their members a definite proposal, have agreed together with the delegate of the Central District A.L.F. (the ' Queensland Amalgamated Bush .Unions) to recommend tlie following basis for amalgar mation to tlie whole of.the Bush, Unions of :, Australasia. In order to facilitate such an amalgamation, ?clearlv so much to be desired as hastening the coining solidarity of Labor, the members of the committee have endeavored to sink differences of opinions, . and to lay before their respective Unions a simple and practical scheme. Every item has been unanimously agreed upon after a long discussion and mutual concessions, and the whole scheme is unanimously recommended to the favorable consideration of the great Unions interested. If the scheme is adopted the initiative will have been taken throughout Australasia for 7 D...
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Those workers -who. desire to leam more of the world- wide labor , movements, may obtain . the following books at the 'Hummer' office : — Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) . .\ . . / .. ? ? . _.. 1 4 Conventional Lies of our . ' Civilization ? - : . (Nordau) .. .. 'v. .. 3 4 Caasars Column (Donnelly) ; . ' ' . . O - 8! The Old Order and tlie New (DavidsorL) l 2 Looking Backward (Bellamy) . . 0 8. Social Tangle (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) . . 0e . 1 ' Australian Workman,' per annum 4 0 ' Queensland Worker' : .. 2 0 Or any o V.i )i- 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.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
? NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Anyone who wants to do honest business can advertise 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 that exists which 'l - has to depend upon the favor of its adver tisers ; and the . - ' Hummer' .??means to' be in the fore -front - of the Labor Movement while it intends to run honest till it runs down. - ? Por these reasons; we'' cringe to no one for; 1 advertisements.; but ..all -the same we ask Unionists to support their owii'» paper by patronising- those who' -advertise in it. The ' Hummer' ' is the only truly co- opera- tive weekly newspaper in 'Australia, and all . profits go towards its improvement. The ' Hummer' office is a recognised. 1 ^ Union office. The only one in the Riverina. , ' Por terms apply to the - MANAGER.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Those workers who desire to learri more of the world-wide labor movements, may.obtain the following books at the ' Hummer' office:— ' ? ' j , . - ( . * Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) v /' ?: 1 4 Conventional Lies of our Civilization (Nordau) . . . . . . ..34 Gfesars Column (Donnelly) .. 0 -. 8 The Old Order and the New (Davidson) 1 2 Looking Backward (Bellamy) . . 0 .8 Social Tangle (Michaelis) . . . . 0 8 Progress and Poverty (George) . ! 0 8 Social Problems (George) .. ( 0 8 / Protection and Ereetrade (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 yLji x: 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.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
MISSING FRIENDS Dan Bowman (shore at Groongal and Grong Grong). — Send your address to 'Wagga, A.S.U-. , ' Sid. Leneiian', shearer, last heard of six or seven years ago at Cannonbar station.— Please pommunicate with J. C. Simpson,. No. Ill,1 Princess street, Church Hill, Sydney, or hammer office. George Lowe, known as 'Long Georg*e,'y shearer, drover, etc., etc., is enquired for by his brother-in-law. Address Govern ment Printing Office, Sydney. - If Alf. Smalley will apply to Jas. Slattery, Casterton Branch, A.S.U., he will hear of something to his advantage.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS [By Wire.] (from our own correspondent). Sydney, Thursday. In the Assembly last night, on the motion of Mr Grarvan, the military estimates were reduced £50,000 by 39 votes to 37. The Labor Party voted nearly solidly for the reduction. The late and present Governments coalesced against the reduction. Rail way estimates went through without any reduction. Courts of Conciliation Bill conies on for the second reading to-night. . Early close of the session is antici pated. The short special session for the passage of the Electoral Reform Bill is not definitely decided upon. It may be postponed till the ordinary session which will . meet earlier than usual. Willis, member for Bourke, voted against the reduction in the military estimates. The Upper House nearly defeated the Ocean Street Cable Tramway Bill because it would spoil a ^favorite car riage drive in William Street through which the tram line will pass. Brisbane, Thursday. Another victory for Labor. Ryan elected fo...
AMALGAMATED SHEARERS UNION OF AUSTRALASIA. SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
AMALGAMATED SHEARERS' UNION OF AUSTRALASIA. SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE. ' ' The delegates of-'abovc continued their sit tings at Temporal icc Hall, Sydney, on 'Feb ruary 25, 18,92. ',;'Mr 0. Poyiiton presided. The, folloAvingv were present D. emple, Gen oral Secretary; A. Povnton, Treasurer ; : *A. Rae (M.P.), ,W:,W. Headland E/H. ' ' Burgess (Wagga Branch); IT. .'Lang well (M.P.)j D.' M'Donell (Bourkc Branch) : W. F. ( Simpson and Craven1-* (Port Augusta Branch) ; J. A. Cook and Dorr ell (Adelaide Branch); R. Tafi'e and \C. Povnton (Cres wick Branch) ; W. Percy and Drew (Cobar Branch) ; J. M'Inerney and P.* O'Rourke (Goulbiirn Branch) ; fT. Slattery and Carr ^Castertoii Branch) ; W. Lane (A. L. Federa tion), .Queensland ; C. Williams, Tasmania ; .?McCarthy aiid G. A. Burgess (Moree Branch); T. Williams, M.P.'; .and ? J. Gilbert (Scone Branch). - . Mr Toomey moved, Mr -Craven seconded, — That all motions or amendments moved at committee, meetings be published.— Put and Lost.- ? r .i ' ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
LABOR ELECTORAL LEAGUE MEMBERS OF THE MTJRRTTMBIDGEE BRANCH, DONT' FORGET THE HALF-CROWN LEVY ' -» GET YOUR NAME ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL Send your 'Washing to Mrs. Burlinson, Fox Lane, Newtown, Wagga. Wliite Shirts a. specialty. — [At-vt.] CARRINGTON HOTEL, WAGGA. MRS BRUCE, Proprietress. The Carrington is situated near the Railway Station ; is a well appointed hotel, and every convenience and comfort given to Travellers. Best wines and spirits and accommodation. THE AUSTRALIAN WORKMAN Workers are reminded that the 'Australian Workman' is their own organ, and they should support it. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOTTIt SHILLINGS per annum, in advance. Wagga Wagga Agent — Mr W. W. Head. , Address Manager, 532 Kent Street, Sydney. SUBSCRIBE ?' . ' ' T0 ? ? ' . ' THE HUMMER, The Official Organ OP THE Associated -Riverina Workers. Price, 4s -per Annum, in advance Single Copy, Id. The ' ' Hummer' ' is the only thoroughly co-operative Newspaper in New South Wales. THE MARVEL. OF THE A GE. LiK-.N...
OUR PLATFORM. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
OUR PLATFORM. The 4 ' Hummer' ' advocate* : (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 . (5) The Referendum, the people their own Upper House. (6) Free land for a free people ; taxation of land values. (7) In the event of an invasion, those who own the country to fight for it ; every body else to shift up country out of harm's way. (8) Those who believe in these reforms to assist in obtaining* them by subscribing* to the paper- — 4s pjr annum. The ' ' Hummer' ' opposes : (1) Black and yellow labor. (2) Imported Governors. (3) ' Freedom of contract' ' of the Employers' Union lop-sided variety. (4) Titles of rank, hereditary or otherwise. (6) Dear la...
"CAESAR'S COLUMN" WILL IT BE BUILT ? [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
' CJESAR'S COLUMN'- WILL IT BE BUILT? Nearly everyone lias read Bellamy's ' Looking Backward,' and that pleasant and instructive little Socialist romance has done an immense amount of good in teaching people to think. 'Looking Backward' shows us a beautiful picture of what might be ; and has done much to drive away that iimorant terror of Socialism which O , caused millions to look upon it as a scheme of robbery and plunder to enable the loafers and criminals to live upon the thrifty and industrious. I am not now defending every de tail or principle in ' Looking- Back ward,' because it is evidently a rose water picture, written from the stand point of- present day 'cultured' society, and embodying the benevo lent after-dinner ideal of well-fed prosperity. It might break down in the working ; and it certainly does not provide the way for j ts own accomplishment — doesn't provide for the shock which, I think, must cjme before the stubborn 'Old Order' will give place to the New. ' Caes...
POLITICAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 12 March 1892
POLITICAL NOTES 'By- Haxk Morgan. All the estimates, except Railway and Military, have been put through. Succeeded in taking £,1,000 off * the 1 Immigration . Yote, and £o0 each off the salaries of . seven Crown Prosecutors. Not much for the time, but every pound saved is a pound gained when taken off the big men. ? '***»** — * ' * ?- B}r . Jove ! don't all the old Conser vative pot-hatted-,crowd on both sides kick at the idea, of reducing big salaries ! You see, they have all been accustomed to start at the other end by taking sixpence a day off railways meii, or something of that sort. ? '' Things- are changed a bit now, and it will be 'the people's own fault if they don't capture Parliament right .out and change things some more. The papers, and the Government, and all' -.the 'friends 'of the big officials, blame us for. wasting time, and start ing at the wrong end ; . but as they never thought of retrenching anything before, their advice don't count for much, anyhow.- The time i...