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EDITOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
^fflffOB'S ^UNOBHCHBEHir^ ? Frfanflw wjH ^atlyoblige b^sendtng to the Editor. WoftKEB Office, Raff^sweet,' Brisbane, any crisp, ^brief, bright, or otherwise interesting notes on Qiieens land or other Australian labour matters Contributors of these notes, or of yarns, pavagraphsrpoetvy or other — nratttarenraast^ot^ied^f^jgij^^ condense or reject ; they may reIy~onniBe~belt being done that canine done. . -'- —
Answers in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
Answers in Brief. W. Morgan and others, Muttaburra :— Have summarisedj3ontradictiori, but it wasn't neces sary. Everybody knows that the bushmenart ? true as steel, taking them all round* C. Cot \ lins, Gympie :— Can get you ' Co-operatM.j Commonwealth!!lpQst free for-3s. 4d.; tW-BoW i Fund will sell them for 9,s, wlren the lot ord®Wi arrive. Agree with much you/ say. u,m.y-\m Goondiwindi :— Writing.' there's one tiling fl about Brentnall : you, know where to find hifflj~8 and an open enemy, however fitter, is bett0i ? than a false friend. Entre Nods, Brisbane :— I ^ooJong^—The^WipRKER wants crisp, terse paw 1 graphs or comments. J. T.^.,lGrreenTiilisT=s^ Will let you have definite answer next issue. ? J. O'Maliey, Caledonia, Aramac :— Hardly I suitable in full, initr will use^ idea* ? though. J.F.P., . Muttaburra:— Vetses tool long, too -rough and too dilutedy &ut some I good thought in them though. , Can't use— B they'd fill a page— but will make copy fat 1 you and keep or...
LOOKING BACKWARD. 2000-1887. THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
LOOIIHO BAtmSABD. j 2000-1687. JTH# GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. ^EDWATOTBEEtAMYi ? — — J Author of '.Miss Lodingtqn's Sister,' 'Dr, Keidenhoff's Process,' ' ANantucket Idyl^&c, SUMMAEY OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. A Boston/college professor in the year 2000 sets but to write, foi* the information of the enlightened people — e£4hati BiftjauLuqvel comparing their perfect industrial organisation wilfirT^e'Txrts^^ Labour End Coital going on in the year 16§7 from which epochiie had, by extraordinary circumstances, iurvwed. Wfter a .mesmeric sleep of 113 years, lie wakes* Gi'a&ually it is proved to him that he is in the ^ new Bos|oi](j and his new friendf explain: the social conditions which rule in the new civilisation. ? ? 7 .I ? ? ' ? ?
Chapter XIX. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
Chapter XIX. In the course of an early morning constitu tional I visited Charlestown. Among the ^hanges^Jto^_jmmerous to attempt to, indicate, which niarkTne^ii)se~T-f^^ quarter, I particularly noted -;the total disappear ance of the old state prison. ~ -f^PJiajt wentjjefort? my day, but I remember hearing about it,' *-aid Dr. Leete, when I alluded, to the fact at J1ie4-'rcakfa.st table. ' We have no gaols nowadays; :\ All cases/ of atavism are JaqejLtedJn the hospitals.^ / Ot f»f .a. vJgfFi^~T^^^1f**M*-d?-( mam \\ gx__i___^__ 'After all,' I said, ^vith^a/ia^igh, 'I was brought up a 'Calvimit and ougmTcnot to be -starll£dJ^»arj3riKie spoken of as an 'ancestral trait.' ; ^~7 ? : ? — — --~^__ *?* In point of fact, y said Dr, tieete, 'our use of the word is no reflection at all on your gene ration, if we may cjill it yours, so far as seeming to iiiiply what we think ourselves, apart from isn^Tah^ura^nciS^-iM^ your day fully mneteen^tw^ntie^n¥W^he~T3im«r usmg the word -broadly to includ...
CHAPTER XVIII. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
CHAPTER XVIII. ^TifAT ewninglirsa^^ the ladies n had retired, talking with Dr.r Leete about the effect of'tjtieplan oil exempting men -frGmrlur^hfifc_§er\iice_^_the nation after tlis age of forty-five, a point brought TtTp~byiiTs--aeeo««k of the part taken by the retired citizens in the government. / ' At iorty-hve, ' said X 'a man has still ten years of good manual labour 4n . -jbiin,. _and_ twice ten ^yeaTS^of good 4«teltectual seryiea To '''be superannuated at that age and laid xml3ie~8helf must be regarded , rather as a hardship than a favour by men of energetic dispositions.' ? .-----*' My- dear Mr. West,' exclaimed Dr. Leete, beaming upo'nTm©y-^^^u^miQtJiai^-^.nyJdea of the piquancy your Jiineteenth century Ideas' have for us of this day, the rare quamtness of their effect; Know, oh child of another race and yet the same, that the labour we have to render as our part in securing for the nation the jneans of a comfortable physical existence, is by —lio meansnr^arded as Jiiejnos...
THE "WORKER" CALENDAR. From October 16th to October 27th, 1890. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
^^li^SAiSiiftir From October 16th to October 27th, 1890. OoTJJ16.-rrIiauncestoa-wlmrf^bourers-decid6d to resume work. Ghampion cabled Burns that ^20,p00 loan asked for by N.S.W. unions would be useless. ^)ot. 17.— Two Brisbane unionists fined £10 each ^rfet^roT^e^stoliing. ? — Shearers' strike on Australian Pastoral Company's runs settled by agreement. ? ? —J^beu^ne-shipowner^a^reedTol^Sfereiice with marine officers. Sydney branch of Marine Officers rejected proposal to withdraw from affiliation. J ? Oct. 18.— Organiser George Taylor -fined £150, with £14 costs or twenty months, for calling ?____ ? -—shea^^-^ut-at-Aan^^DowiiB; ' New South Wales Trades Council nominated P. J. Brennan as labour candidate for West Sydney. ____^™__i-_J~- ? -tor^0^FPgH5b^SftdeTX36ngress resolved in favour of eight-hour day, and an international . strike to enforce it. - ? ^ ? ^— ? — -^ 7-— Viennese tramwaymen struck for highar Ifcanan^witlhdjrew^ircan^datul^oyl/^ Sydney sooner than divide the Labour vote...
THE WORKERS LEADER. November 1, 1890. THE EFFECTS OF THE STRIKE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
* THE WORKE^JLEADEE; November lt 1890. -'- THE EFFECTS OF THE STRIKE/ ~ One of the most conspicuous features of the — €»nflii^lms_feeen^tl^r^ opinion. Broadly speaking, and omitting the individualistic section of the Single Tax League, the strike has produced three distinct parties. The first comprises those who are* disinclined to view with sympathy any signs of aggression on the part of the masses ; j the second those who, ? J?MMj|pproving of trade unionism, dread a plunge into the calm waters of SolSiaTilnTi^nd the third those who, prejudiced against trade unionism, are yet Socialists at heart. To the first class appeal is useless.. Nothing but the ? ruthless logio of events _j«rill ever convince the genuine Vested Interasfc party. To jbhe secoj^i — class, however, one may reasonably suggest how shallow it is to talk about a preference for trade unionism at the expense of Socialism; to the third class how utterly Utopian to cast longing '^'^aaxo^Wmsitds a-SocMistic^tuTe-whilsiM d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
On and after JOetobei- 1 the WoEKEB will be ;SBued fortnightly at the following ?-, Subscription Bates. , jCo.oHBBj^4cvE^ocffiMfi8^er^emberperyeat 1/ Sin&le Subsc&ibebs, per year, , . . . . . .. 8/ Single Subscribers, per copy . . . . . . Id Newsagents' Rates. Per Dozen (payments monthly) -.. .. .. '9d IS* Members of the A.L.F. and of non-affiliated Societies and others can help the Labour movement by urging-their^newsagents to sell the Worker. Remittances Remittances to the Worker should be made where, possible in cheque, post office order, or postal note. Penny stamps can, bo vveTer; be sent where other form ? of remittance is in any way inconvenient. ? Don't write, ' Send the Worker and amount due and I'll remit!' The amount is plainly announced and it would cost 2d. each to send accounts. ,; - To members of Co-operating Unions, r ' Your papers are forwarded promptly t(J your seer^tapjt^nless^lier_in^tructions are received through him. Any membeiTof any^co-opefati...
THE "WORKER" MAIL BAG. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
THE ''WORKEJT MAOAtlr ? CorvesiJondents will please.Wjte on one side of the paper onlx. ^Comjnejits, suggestions, theories or any other matter intended for they' Hear Both Sides' -eolmnn-shouldJie-A&_skflrt and de^rojiLxii: superfluities, as possible. Correspondents who ao not desire to run the risk of black-listing by having their signatures at tached to anti-capitalistic ideas should use a 'nom-de- plutne, enclosing their own names for the editor's satisfaction solely. ' Where no nom-de-plume is used, the initials only of the name attached will be inserted unless express permission to use the full name is given. Every worker should feel that he can use the columns of his own paper, subject to unavoidable edi torial supervision, without fear and without favour. - - - ^ * A WOMAN'S COMMENTS ON STEIKE MATTERS :— I kno\t personally a carpenter who shipped the w^ek before last as a _ fireman, 'com- petent,'' of course. 'He~neveT^aw the inside of an engine-room or. stokehole, un...
An International labour Congress. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
An International Labour Congress. President Gompsb, of the American Federa tion of Labour, lias issued the following mani festo:— TO THE WAGE-WORKERS OF AL^OOUNTSIBfU ? Comrades.— Recognising the identity of in terests of the wage-workers pf^the world, the great bond of interest and sympathy winch should prevail in the heatts and minds b| all toilers, an-J inasmuch as tne ijroveEnmeaj, 'f *'r? XJnit^ fl*a.tas of America hast decided to ) hold an Intercolonial Exhibition in the Gity ol Chicago in 1893, in celebration of the 4©0|h an niversary of the discovery of America, and/being desirousjofjurther cementing the friendly teel ingr^ttidrthe^eeessaiy-uni-y of action-and con centration of thought for an anielfoista m the condition and final emancipation of the toiling masses, I take pleasure in .notifying you that an International Labour Congress will be held in rim City of ChicakQ^during^^Jime of the Exhibition. ; ^ ^~~ . . , _ The object in holding the convention is to ^^niiiafA anA ...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
THE- EDITORIAL- MILL half weeks of fiercgand oiiter fighting is^-result wHcli wilTbe received by the latbour unions of Australia just §^adijpferent^nding_WGuld have been receive3j6ythe employers. ^The_Mo3g£LjQf — tettteifave. fdurufiihe weak spots in the Labour armour, not altered by one jot or tittle the jug? tice of the Labour claims or affected bygone hair's breadth the tendency of the Labour move v ment., The world- wide current of events will pot stand stiU-because Labour has closed with Capitalism and has got a fall, for jbhe conditions that made Capitalism what it was and Labour what it. was fyre still unaltered. On the con trary, whejjiejLwejwoulO _or-ggt^e=gm^trTenew~~ =frtifflimtfe«v^^^o^^w^^^w-^Tm7Tniother~ flank ; the pains and penalties of defeat can only influence us!k- strengthen our weak points and change our weapons for more effective and less brittle ones. This is what the capitalist would **dp if he were in the labourer's shoes, for he is of the same race as we ar...
SMOKE-HO. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
At the Southampton (Eng.) dock strike, as inJheJbisfci^iaj«aad£ttn^ were served out by .a capitalistic government. Thus we Are governed all over the world. ___^^ackfp]^ims6lHs:gti^ 'WeTearnjt when we go to school — The Devil take^he hindmost, G ! And when the schoolboys grow to men In life they, learn iWer again— The Devil take the hindmost, O !' The original mother-idea of the whole . Socialistic movement, as accepted in this and every other^ countryf-as-^erfee|ily clear and ? simple. # It is that the basis of all slavery 'is economic dependence upon the-oppressor,^iiid that the natural and only possible way to abolish that slavery is to terminate the existing divorce between the producer and the means of produc tion^JLong year^ of wordy warfare have intro duced innumerable side issues into the discus r- — sioH^-but the basis of the movement remains andT I__inustjeyjer-ren3^^emme,^^ method of extirpating involuntary poverty being ''.~~ to place'the-mean8' or productio^atjthe dispos...
WHO ART THOU? WRITTEN FOR THE WORKER. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
^WH04RT4HOIW - tVRTCTEN J?OB THE WORKER. Ye who call men^agitatprs I ? vv no mm suuurge . ? iif Denj^d steel, ; , _ Hel^ to rof aTaovemy^llows-gianvoppmssioii s iron heel ! .,1-11 —7 Lend thine ear unto my story^^to the workers jShalf't forever never ^ e^mf^iigi^rou^uTare-— — ' livelong day ! ^ Know thou not, O Son of Mammon, wrapped -within thy cloak of pride, - ^ : That 'twas not for thee m person taatrtne Ixreat Eedeemerdied I . - Know'st thou that the beggar spattei&d_by_the mudiromoff thy wheel . ?. Holds with thee an^qual^ortion-of the right to ^^ think and feel? 'Why. thenTshoiild thy fellow mortal bow - thee and kiss the rod 1 Why should~hebefoj-e- thee grovel as though thou thvself wert'God? Why should'st thou alonehavfepowenn^artu« | -—-Paradise to dwell;. , - . -'-^=| ^hae^hy^ooreriarothfir groanethinjhegloomy ? ? vaults of Ml? I Why should'sf thou bedecked in splendour 1 lounge within some royal hull, ,,_,.,. I While the men who made thee wealthy find then; I res...
THE STRIKE CALLED "OFF." [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 November 1890
I As for as Queensland is concerned themari I time strike is practically over, the ' societies I interested and tfie A. L.K considering the battle liagkajiji^cjtiiyyjo^ I than to goi*- conference by accepting formally' I ^tijass laid down by the employers, The I decisive step was tafcen ^ OTTMonflay ni^ht, 27th I October, at the las^pf a series' of JouitCom I puttee njeetiags^at whieh the momentous step |~ liaal-een repeatedly considered and discussed, I and the following recommendation was issued I therefrom:— _ _. I To th-e Members of the Queensland Unions. I At a; meeting of the Joint Committee held I this evening,, attended, by^ delegates of the I ^eraL^xequtiA^e ^A.t£;F., of the Brisbane § Dietricfc Council A.L.F., and of the various ?'societies on strike, it was unanimously decided I to' recommend that the ^strike be declared off I unconditionally at noon on Wednesday, 29tli I (tytolfer. ?__^is^ecoinmendatioa— ims— been— arrived— at— ? after an exhaustive consideration of thej...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
BOARD OF TRUSTEES' ANNOUNCEMENTS. On sn$ after October Tthe^WoEKEB^will 436 .ssued-fortnightly at the following _ ~ Subscription Rates. ? _ Co-operativk SocrETrES, Per Member per year 1/ Sinole ScBscuiBERs, per year. . ~ . . »-. - ... j__ 2/ ^Sare'Lis nSiTB.BCimiBBg^jiexcgjiy^^^^ .. .. la Newsagents' Rates. - ? Per Doaen (payments : monthly) .. .. ~ .. 9d KS' Members of the AX.F. and of non-affiliated -Societies and others can help the Labour movement by urging their newsagents to sell the Wobkek. _ Remittances , Remittances to the Worker should be made wbe're boBsibleJiLJshequet post office order, or postal note. Penny stamps can, howeverrbrBenirwhere-©the¥4orm_ of remittance is in any way inconvenient. '
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
OFHCiAt HOHFICATIONS. Official announcements t-f unions aa& secogniaed labour organisations inserted free of charge. ? To M«!MPWRB qf thb Q, Tit XT, — Gentlemen ,— ~ If during my absence any questions asked were Hapt^nsw«i^eQ-^^ur satisfaction, please send in ? again. It is utterlvr impossible for me to go all through the back ^orrespondenee.— I cannot spare the4imft— ^rrM^GfifeGOR, Sec. Q.L.XJ.
"WORKER" BOOK EXCHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
'WORKER' BOOK EXCHANGE. The following books can now be sent free by nutil at the followingTates z— s. d» Looking Backward .. .. .. .» 0 « BY EDWABD BELLAMY. . With an appendix containing the author's reply to his '?- — ^eritieSf — ?_- ? The Old Order and the New .. .10 BY MORRISON DAVIDSON. t^ Both the jabove books should be-read by everjr ? worker^ ? ._. j ? Co-operative Commonwealtli . . ..20 BY LAURENCE GRONLJIND. Popular novels and books of all kiJtds^w^ soon be added*— Special-arrangement for bush — 'libraries' under consideration. Any hook for which the money is forwarded totheWoBEEB office will be obtained if4-ossible and mailed to any part of Australia at cost price. A3'- The Worker Book Exchange can take stamps in paymemViMily on the understanding that postal notes or cash or post office orders were not readily obtainable by the sender. In that event send them along* __ _
ETERNAL JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
£3ffllNAl JBSlffitr The man is thought a knave or fool, Qr_bigot iJlottingcrime, WHo7ioFtn^~a%'aTi^^ Is wiser than his time. For him the hemlock shall distil, For him the axe bewared ; For him the gibbet shall i»e built, ~._'~— For him the stake prepared. ^im;sh3dH^-seej?a^&^^ Pursue with deadly aim, And malice, ^envyy spite, and lies — ShalLdeae^ate hisTiame. '' But truth shalfconquer at ffwtaM, — ? For rownd and rownd we run, And ever the right comes uppernvost, ? And ever is justice done. JEaceJirjoughjbhy cell, old Socrates, ' Cheerily to and fro ; ? Trust to the impulse of thy soul, And let the poison flow. They $hatter to earth the lamp of clay Tha,t holds a light divine, But tfiey cannot quench the-flre of thought By any such deadly wine. I They ^cannot blot thy spoken words ~ Frrim the memory, of -man— ? ? — ___ -By ali^he^joigon everwa^bjbewed Since time its course TSegan.'11-^ '-'' — To-day abhorred^ to-morrow adored — ? So_round and rottndwe run. Atidever the tryt...
THE "WORKER" CALENDAR. From October 28th to November 11th 1890. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
~ TH3E 'TiTORKER^TaraHaTT From October 28th to November Uth 1890. Oct. If8.— Yorkshire Miners' Council declared _ in favour of legal eight-hour day. — Oct. 29.— Marine ^officers withdrew from Tirade-| Gouncil. — QoTr^Q^=^ymoa^^xml^rters--steHQk against — — blacklegs. ? Oct. 31.— Brisbane free labourers struck against} ? reduction of overtime rate by A.TlRK. ? Company. Chairman of N.S.W. Labour Defence Com- ,_ mittee petitioned to be heard afc bar of Assembly. Nov. 3.— Sydney freo labourers struck against employment of permanent hands on the wharves. .: . Nov.- 4.— English carpenters' unions decided to strike on 1st May next for eight hours and in creased pay. . Brisbane coachbuilders entered Federation. Nov. &— Conference of Newcastle miners and mine-owners arranged for resumption of work. Nov. 6.— N.S.W. Defence Committee decided to — ^edare^e-strike^DnV1 ? .... '' ' ? — ^~™ ^Y- 7*— Plymouth coal porters defeated. Nov. 9.— Melbourne maritime 'unions agreed to - resume work....
CHAPTER XX. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
Chapter XX. That afternoon Edith casually inquired if I had yet revisited the underground chamber in the garden in which I had been found. . . ' . . As we were about to leave the chamber, my eye rested upon the great iron safe which stood in one corner. Calling my com -nankin's attention to it' I said: 'This was my strolig^romints-v.''cU as-my— s&ppmg- room,_ In the safe yonder are several thousand -ioUars-in gold, and any amount of securities. If I had Tmown when I went to sleep that night just-how- long ray nap would be, I should still haws thought that the gold was a safe provision for my needs in any country -er-any century, however distant. That a time wouldL ever come when it would lose its purchasiitg-pewe*, Jl should have considered the wildest of fancies. Never theless, hierer.1 wake-ui) to find myself among a people jof whom a cartload of gold will not procure a loaf of bread.' ,. As might be expected, I did not succeed in impres sing Edith that there was any tirin...