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CHAPTER XIX (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
Chapter XIX (Continued). 'There fosing no legal profession to serve as a school fir judges,' I said, ' they must, of course, come directly from the law school to the bench.' M We have no -such things as law schools,' replied' the doctor, smiling. ' The law as a special science is oBsoleM: fft~wnfi-iv nyntifm f-f fnfi»i«try whinhjjig\ elaborate artificiality of the old order of soeiety~aBso^ lutely required to interpret it, but only a few of the plainest and simplest legal maxims have any applica . tion to, the existing state of the world. Everything touching the relations o'f men to one another is now simpler, beyond any comparison, than in your day. We should have no sort of use for the' hairsplitting pypfO-£iTTEhii prrattiWl-»r)^ nrrrnnA in ynifl- nniirfcg Vg»^ must not imagine, however, that we have anjnais^' respect for those ancient worthies-bceause we have no use for them. T3ff^B-contewy,-4ve^ntertain j,njm:_ feigned respect, amounting almost to awe, for the men who alone unde...
THE LAST OF THE STRIKE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
TUrtftSTtiF THE STRIKE. Since the calling off of^ihe maritime stike in Queensland on Wednesday, 211th October, jihe other parts of Australasia have all comfi to prac tically the_ same conclusion. New Zealand, New ^outli TWales, Victoria and South Aus tralia all admitted at last that-they ?:were-beateli~ ' on the points they struck for, but refused the unfair conference of tho, -emnlovers to the lM,st,. finmiT»nninaf.iftnR from AileLaiHn shnw that Min ? jieeisfen—reached by the unions there was con siderably -assisted by the full information for warded 4yv— General Secretary Hinchcliffe and that Queensland's action was rightly appre ciated. Indeed there isa universal] feeling-ndw Tamong lajl^Ausjbfa^^ - -couldTiave been gained by prolonging , the battle. ^ ; Y Considerable distress exists in Bydliey, where the strike pay has been very small for weekjs and ^he-^aabour-^efeiiee^-^ommittee has eoifr* ? sequently ksued rations w^ile the Government ~ L ^as^e£n^*jdied^|Eor-assistetnceI The...
LABOUR IN POLITICS. The Political Recommendations of the General Council A.L.F. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
-LABOUR^H flOtmCS— The Political Recommendations of the General Connoil A.L.F. - The Genera^ Council of the AA.P;, in reeom mending to the unions affiliated a. basis for poli ^icalietion; obviously took no objection to any measure calculated to t^^oi^tne condition of tjie workers. FactoryJiiUs, Eight Hour Bills, Boiler Inspection Bills, 'Shipping Bills, Lien Bills and such measures are naturally good enough so far as they go^to need no advocacy or consideration. What the Council aimed at was evidently to lay down a basis defining as -dearly as possible Mie~ultimate aim of the iabanr_j movement so that from the moment of its adop tion, if it be adopted, labour in politics would take up a position which would place it at once beyond the narrow party lines with which the masses have hitherto been deluded and would raise a distinct political issue which none but workers or true sympathisers with the workers — could pretend to adopt. — Such an^mportsnt basis oufht^not^to be c^s|deredjush...
LOOKING BACKWARD. 2000-1887. THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. SUMMARY OP PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
LOOKING BACKWARD. —- ? — ? 2000-1887, ? l_ THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. EDWARD BELLAMY, T AathoT-nof-^Mis8-4^Mii«fton^. -SktgrAJ.' I^l Hmdenhoff's Process,^ ' ANantucket ldyl,-T&c. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. A Boston college professor in the year 2000 sets out Howrttertwr *he information ££4he-enlighteiied people of that age, a novel comparing their perfect industrial organisation with the miserable struggle between Labour *nd Capital going on in Jibe jrearj.887 from which epoch he had, %y extraordinary circumstances, survived. After a mesmeric sleep of 113 years, he wakes. TJrodually itis-proved-fco Mm iihakheJain the . new Boston ana his new friendf explain the social conditions which rule in the new civilisation.
Replies in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
-^t^UeertirBrRafr Australis, Brisbane :— Must let up on that~ subject for- a' while, j .Would-swam]1) everything else out if it was let. Of course you're pretty right. J. M'G., Barcoo :— See here ! Pile in sill the argument you like, but don't «ome any tiair^ tearing. That's not good enough and won't 3onverfe~the other fellow, anyway, j. T. P.:, Greenhills:— Too far gone. Thought it would be useless to try after that long delay. What shall be done with your £l-note or rather 17s. ? Package was 3s. short of postage. Very sorry, but really couldn't do anything for you, as youll understand. Many Othebs ;— Crowded over*
IN THE WORKER WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
Ill THF WjKEBlMU Tir^ltor^JSlI^rG^ieml- .Executive ipeeting iias adjourned. There will be another meeting at Blackall during the Q.&.TJ. annual meeting. Says Reynolds Newspaper :— The object aimed at in Jthe colonies— at least-fcy- the masses '— is federation of Labour, not with Englaiid^r any other country as yet. ? , ? I_ ? J. I). Fitzgerald, N.S.W. labour delegate to England, is beiijiglionised by the British labour — unions. --As ^JJLMF,'- he^wrote-the WoiiKiJitV 11 Sydney Labour Letter' until his departure. SBVEBALonenibers of the General Execu tive A.L.F. will attend the shearers' annual meeting at Blackall en lBtli Beceniberan3 the general labourers' annual meeting at Barcaldine on 17th .December. ' : ' ' BuLCdCic is- still working at his 'free labour' union scheme assisted by S. W. Brooks, the employers' paid organiser. A meeting was announced to take place on the A.U.S.N. - wharf on Wednesday last, but didn't come off. The Central JUistralian and Queensland Carriers...
EDITOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
EDITOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT. Friends will greatly oblige by sending 'to the Editor, Wobkee Office, RaflpBteeet^ Brisbane, any crisp, brief, bright, or otherwise interesting notes on Queens land or other Australian labour matters Contributors of these notes, or of yama^-paragraphs, poetry or other matter, mast not mind if a ia necessary to amend, -ffimfl*MMg-y-g«4ftO^-iihfiy may rp]y j^Jhg^hftH^ being done that can be done. -' ? ^rr— -=—
LUCINDA SHARPE ON WOMEN'S WRONGS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
UffilNKt rSflSRPE ^flMMMBfr WfiONGSr .._ V^a?eraiways~HeaHng^o much about^womeiTs rights that very few think about wemlnk wrongs. Most people seem to think that if a woman had a vote and could run for parliament and wear Bloomers without being laughed at the whole end and aim of women's existence would heisecured. Don't believe it L Women's rights don^JseesLto me to oe eveiraiittleHMiimpertetnt opmpared to women's wrongs; ^ndihe_ first j^rong-ofall these wrongs is that the world she mpOtwiirsBems^to-tftfee^ iii balancing her on a moral tight-rope and then doing its beat to shake her off. \ In ' The Story of an African Farm ' there is a little speech that to my mind partly fills the bill;— » '1 see in^OOTiptmt^eyesM^dmtHi^1*--8^ she said, glancing at him ; ' I always know what the person I am talking to is thinking of. How is this woman who makes such a fuss worse off than I ? I will «how you by a very little example. We stand here at this gate this morning, both poor, both young, bo...
CHAPTER XXI. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
Chapter XXI. It had been suggested by Dr.Tieete that we should devote the next morning to an inspection of the schools and^JdUeges of the city, with some attempt on his own part at an explanation of the educational system of the twentieth century. ?' # ' * # xi After all,' I remarked, no amount of education can cure'B5Hiirai-dTilness-or-4ttake— upjjar original mental deficiencies. Unless the average natural mental capacity of men is much above its level in my day, a high education must be lM^tty nearly thrown away on a large element of the population. We used to hold . that a certain amount.of susceptibility to educational influences is required to make a mind' worth cultivat ing, just as a certain natural fertility in soil is. required, if it is to repay tilling.' ' Ah,' said Dr. Leete, '? I am glad you used that illus -tratioa, for it is just the one I would have chosen to set forth the modern v.iew of education. You say *hat land~so'poor that the product will not repay the labour...
THE WORKER'S LEADER. November 15, 1890. "THE LAWS THAT GOVERN WAGES." [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
^THHMTORKER'S LEADER. ~ffbvmben^imr. — ~~ — 'THE LAWS THAT GOVERN WAGES.' _l!T0i!d^_to_excuse_the action of the A.U.S.N. Company in cuttingLwages ttet^ery^m^^ent~thej unions were beaten in the maritime struggle, the capitalistic dailies have been exhuming the fine old capitalistic theory that it is very short Sighted for workmen to attempt to interfere with ** the laws that govern wages, ' They try toper - -HsnadiM^e^asne^ economists Tiave failed to persuade anybody, thaT^lTIower^ ing of the wage more avenues to employment are Opened because more profitable to Capitalism and ^hftt thereby ^groat Ed vantage redounda^to^ the dearly loved working man. From this spacious basis they proceed to explain how very disadvantageous it really is to the man whose ___wageAyjtho»ut unionism would be only bo much to attempt by unionism so r-tse~it~to ^omtieh more. In other words, ' the laws which govern 1 wages ' will always work out to the very best . ftd vantage for everybody if these divine econ...
SMOKE-HO. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
JMOKE-H0. ~^ ? Joyy -fi^^ygf faVaa a trip to Australia after Christmas. . _ Thje Mabbott criminal libel case will pro bably be no-billed. The Sydney slnjsovi^rT^ abroad/ their genemsity mgiyingL£100 _t©_be dis tributed by an agent of their own among dis tressed strikers— who'll leave the unions of course. Next! ? '? - .. ^TasTTjo^peraliive ^Comnronwealrfi— is the great handbook of Socialism, Bellamy's great book being largely based on it. The Worker will soon be able to send it free by mail upon receipt of 2s. = If Griffith's separation scheme -floats through labour measures will be in the hands of the provincial legislatures. The coloured labour question, however, will remain in the hands of the joint parliament. 'God Bless our Trade Unions,' which was written for the Worker some months ago by J. B. Hurlburt, of New Zealand, has been ~s^tto~mttsife — The air is good, the words stirring, and the song should become very popular. .Gladstone thinks that trade unions are founded on a pr...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
JMJDlJflBIALlMltU --??? The free labourer is as fashionable jijor the time being^Mjkiiurk in ft ^ijnderstorm.; LHe is the worker who/m. an organisation of capitalists are able to scare,, starve or wheedle frpn the organisation, of the labourers. He is i' free' only in that he has the sacred freedo^i of ac c^tTn|^:wltboJii^refei^^ -ijrri^nthout— tnougiit of^ the belfe^t^sn^lie might make for himself by organisation, the conditions of labouring set for him by 'Ijft capi talistic ring. : ; * * * i — Frce-lateoiiTt^The stripping companies meet inx;kjse-x)nfe4^nceat«ldecide that they jfrjll pay so-and^^ojor^ucltaiia^neli^ Then they— say- 'Free labourers^be men ; do'notdegr&$& your selves by doing as weimvebe^n^o^n^^ joining a union and selling theibirthright of f^eaorn^of contract. BeT^ee ! Make thejbest termB^you _oan lot yourself . Our terms, by the way, are so much. If ^du don't like them ^rou needn't take them of course. Only if'yoi^oifo takp them -you'll have to \ le...
THE "WORKER" MAIL BAG. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 15 November 1890
^E^OIKtRHllAIHIAGr -36nrespondents will please write^n one-side ^fHihe paper only. Comments, suggestions, theories or any other matter intended for the- 'Hear Both Sides' column should-be as short and devoid -of superfluities -as possible. Correspondents who do not desire to run the risk of blao^-lisSng by having their signatures at tached to anti-oapitalistio ideas should use a nomde plnme. enclosing their own names far ifcheflditor's BfttiBtaetlon solely. Where no nom-de-plume ia used, the initiate only of the name attached will be inserted unless express permission to use the fall name is given. Every worker should feel that he oan use the ^umBBirfiinrown^Per, subject to unavoidable edi torial supervision, without fear and without favour. The ort of the unemployed.— I should like to hear from some one who knows what will be the ultimate benefit of trade unionism fighting severe and costly battles-for au-exlra^tfcreepenee' or sixpence per day but saying nothing about the average o...
"WORKER" BOOK EXCHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 29 November 1890
— '. 5 : : ? ^i ? : - — — The-fellowing boqks tsair now be sent free by mail at the following rates :— ? -__ ?— ? -— ^ ? --^—?.-?; -. _------^- --—-^ ? g;-p# Looking Backward .. .. . . .. 0 6 — ? BY EDWARD 3E|ELLAMg^ — ? ^7^ With an ajyiendix containin^fche author's reply to his critics. . - ' The Old Order and the New . . ..10 - BY MORRISON DAVIDSON. £55* Both the above books should Ue read by every worker, ? , ? --— &W The rush upon the WtHtKEU Book Kx change is so gr-jat and the supply of .books obtainable sq jinj i ted -^Fhat-fiomc d clay H^a^^ftgy in filliiig soiiie orders, for which consideration is asked, f '' ' (' ^ ' ^ ' ' Erbtjably within a inonth, but possibly hot so ' soon, $he Workke will be ab|e to sOnd_books post free to- any address on receipt of price, as follows i — 7- ' '. ijronlund'si^OiOpcraUve Commonwealth ~ .^. JS 0 ? Rpflnnpr'n Mn,n Versos the Btatf ^.^ ? 1 0 Jevotf s State ia Relation to Labour _.*. .. 3 0 George*sT5otrt at^roijteTin? — — — -. ? -. ?...
EDITOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 29 November 1890
EDITOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT. friends will greatly oblige bv Beading to the Editor, Workee Office, Ba.ff-streetJ Brisbane, any crisp, feriel, bright, or otherwise interesting notes on Qaeens land or other Australian lahour matters i3ontfibutors of these notes, or of yarns, par^gnfaphs, poetry or other matter,^aust«ot mind if ft is (necessary to amend, — ooiidense^rr^le^V^^yJ^fiyj^y on the Jiest being done that can be done. ~ ~ — — ?
Replies in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 29 November 1890
Replies in Brief. M. R., Blackall : — Couldn't say bv whose orders the strike levy was made payable into only one -Ba^cMx^rion^4ien^»€nrTYBTerme^*e^^ shearers and-4alM)urfijs.— *^hat wasn't €^nemt Executive business. Anyway, it nfver entered the minds of the General Executive that it .wasn't quite right ai|d proper. Better bring it' up At Jihe ainuial ^neeting if you think it j^n^t^Magy_Qthemi=Held over; — — — - — — The Charters Towers Carpenters and Joiners Union has decided to affiliate with the^, JLl^Jl.-OiiJiecem*er4r -— --z^TT l^IZIII Thb first number of^ The Pioneer, a fort- . nightly labour paperr published *in^ Adelaide, appeared on November 1. !' ^ - ? - ' ? ?' ' ? . ? : ? ? ? t ? — ? ? ? r ? »_ Sbcbetapy Eak, of the Hay Branch, A.S.TL, has decided to do fourteen moMhsgaQl^ rather than pay the iniquitous fine imposed ugjon him by a capitalistic bench for inbttuctiiVg members of his union to down tools. i , ? _ The biggest meeting eye£^dd_iiL Bunda- J 'Berg^Wsys addMsssejl J...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 29 November 1890
: ? On and after October JUi»he WumniR wiH'~be .ssued fortnightly at the following^ ?.c^z=z=zr— — ? Subscription Rates. Co-QPE^rit^^ociSTiEB^er-M^aber^ieiLyBflir^ : 4( gTKaLiiiSuBHCiKiJB^BH^iJby^jeai'r. ? n ? , . ? Iff* — Single Subscribers,. per copy . .. .. XoL Newsagents* Rates. £er-Doze]OL(pa.ymentP wlnrJJJll£]Lll^ _ ?? ?? ^ 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. — -^~ — ? -Bemlttasces___^ Remittances to the Worker BhouldTbe^made where possible in^heque, post office order, or postal note. Penny stamps can, however, be sent where other form 0treTntbtanee4s4nran£ way incp^Vjenient.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 29 November 1890
THE 'WORKER' BIBEeTOBY. (Additions and iQterai?on¥ to publisBe^nist, Nov. 1 ..) ~~' ; alterations. \ S. U. General Labour 'tlaloii.— Meeting place '- changed from Maritime Hall to Durant's Room, 152 Edward-street. Sec, F. J.t Bevan. Q.R.E.A. — Bogantungan Branch. Sec, W. J. Harris, r- — vice A. Poole. ADDITIONS. Masters and Engineers of River Steamers. — Durant's Boom, 152, Edward-street. Alternate Mondays from December 1. Sec, T. Noble. Federated Carpenters and Joiners' Union Of Charters Towera.— Miners' Union Hall. Alternate Tuesdays. See., Joseph M. Bttrgin.
THE "WORKER" CALENDAR. From November 12th to November 26th 1890. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 29 November 1890
-WHwrnr^t^^ From November leth to November 26th 1890. -^Ovfl^~ESe~iaibour- bureaAi-opeaed-«i Mel bourne. . * - ? London Association of Shipowners and Brokers joined British Shipping Federation. Nov.- 13. — Australian nastorahsts fixed up shearers ftttd rousea bouts agreement. ^'^ Nov. tC-^Adelaide waterside unions resumed work. v' ~- ,~ ? Nov. 17,— Cairn 8 navvies decided on/ 9s. a day as standard wage for third section, Cairns railway, j , ?*?? — — Melbourne slaughtermen gtoek agatfist blacklegs. . Noj^jUL^^ris|ja^^^ tbn formeeT ~ I~— Nov. 20.%-~N*S^W, Trades a^nd Labour Council '.' decided not to accept loan of £500 from Lon don (Eng. ) Trades Council, strikebelng ended. ' Nov. 2L— K.S.W. ^sembJy affirmed ^xpe- ^^HWency^xife^abliinlng legal courts of concilia tion. . , '.- — ... Nov. 24.— Griffith -^venimen£ carried vote for . chea-ivltajmnjajbour immigration. '^— — Nov. £5.- -Commission !»' inquire into strikes appointed by K.S.W. Government. \U: Noy, 2G. — Melbourne -journeymen ...