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AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION BEWARE [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 19 March 1892
AUSTRALIAN ^FEDERATION— BEWARE! Sin Hekey Pahkes moved t]ie ? ad journment 'of the House one clay last t- « ' « * , * *y 1 ' i * week/ to call- attention to the question of tlie Federation .of tHe Australian , colonies: which has* Lad to stand over ever sincd' -'Parliament met in July last. : ? ' ' ' Sir/Heiiry gave a; history , of ' tliq movement, .commencing; ..-yith' the Con ference which' met1 in Melbourne,' and the steps which' led'1 up to the Federal Convention in 'Sydney' early last year. The public will .remember that tho_ various Parliaments of- e.ich colony appointed their le'a ding- men to, this Convention^ and. that the1 - Federal Draft Bill was 'the ' result - of their deliberations. As the' Convention was composed almost- entirely .of 'Premiers,- and /ex Premiers; 'arid; their next best men, all of the privileged propertied classes, 1 and as the people of their respective colqniesf„ didn't elect, them to1* deaTwith P ederation, it cannot /be,=said that the' movement or...
BRIEF REPLIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 19 March 1892
BRIEF REPLIES ' ' A. B. Will insert list. Copy crowded out last issue. ? 1 1 Bilious Holiday': ' Right ; send it along; always welcome. — — 'In Earnest So are we. Wagga Branch takes Federation ballot next month. Other ballots in shearing time. ? 'R. J. Don't use so many adjectives. Send the facts, and we will insert the qualifiers. We keep a man for the ?nurnose. ? ' Q. J' Workman? a Par artist a will be ready in a week or two. It is good, and well worth the half-crown. ? u J. J;,' Geelong : Rae opposes Federation of the . Parkes brand ; wants Federation of Labor first.-* ? ' Yerong- Boy:' Yerrong again. Doesn't it strike -you that way P Employers recognise the value of Federation, and, unless we want to get left, we ought to take a leaf from their book. Same as to boycotting. Some of them are pastmasters in the art.
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 19 March 1892
SMOKE HO!! 'Durham minors 011 strike. -*. \--s» ? . y' ..Anarchists making things lively/lin-ithc Continent. ?- \ -- ?if j,* * . ' '? A Scotch steel company proposes to re- . duce wages 10 per ''cent... , .Four thousand ,; in en will probably strike.*;.; ?* # 4c-' ' \ 1 That Windsor murderer is a stiuly. It''is' '! now reported he killed a wife , and two ?children years ago in England, and planted . - them under- tlio. hearthstone. lie -might/ be ?Jack the Hipper.' . * \ - ? «? The 'land 'case, 'Ferry v. -Ferry and' the 'Union' Bank of. Australia , reported, in the metropolitan papers of -the. lotlf i n st /is'yery interesting -reading, especially id' lawyers, hankers, and selector's. V '/ r': ' ' } - - ? ' * ' * 'V# K 't''1 ' J ? ' We have received from a -'correspondent /a list of hotels in Narandcra. arid other towns, - wliere. Cliow cooks are employee!, which1 we will shortly publish for the information of - members' and subscribers. ' / . ? 1 -? ? ^ 1 1 '* ' An individual named...
THE COMING OF THE CHOW [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
THE COMING OF THE CHOW ' You can never reform the world until the rotten and effete civilisation of Europe is swept away. The material you have to work on — the great mass of the people — is . impregnated with corruption, and the process . of eclucation'is too slow. The disease grows fa ster than the remedy works . N othin g but de - struction for it, old man. Monarchies and Republics must be demolished, and a fresh start made.' ' ' N onsense, ' ' I replied . ' ' Suppose somebody invented a jo! an which would overthrow exist ing civilization, upon what foundation would the new order be built P Would the few survivors of a war of European nations construct a better civilisation than the present ? Only the strongest could survive in such a war, only the most bloodthirsty, those who could kill the most, and who are cunning enough to * avoid being killed themselves. Are those to be the founders of the new order ?' ' Well, said the first speaker, I don't think s\ich people would be the b...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
MISSING FRIENDS. Dan Boavman (shore at Groongal and Grong Grong). — Send your address to Was^a, A.S.U. ' ? Sid. Lenehan, shearer, last heard of six or seAren years ago at Cannonbar station. — - Please communicate Avith J. C. Simpson, No. Ill, Princess street, Church Hill, Sydney, or Hummer office. George Lowe, knoAvn as 'Long George,', ; shearer, drover, etc., etc:, is enquired for by his brother - in - laAAr. Address Govern ment Printing Office, Sydney. If Alf. Smalley will apply to Jas. Slattery, Casterton Branch, A.S.U., he Avill hear of something to his adArantage.
MELBOURNE MOVEMENTS. Melbourne, March 22. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
MELBOURNE MOVEMENTS [By A.J. S.l Melbourne, March 22. Stacks of fun here at a meeting of the Young Victorian Patriotic Association, at Collingwoo.d, on Friday night last. I was reminded of a lot of hard cases of shearers when listening to interjections. Sample : — Gushing young Doctor: 'This Young Patriotic Association is to be the electric spark which is to fire the mine which will send you to blazes, ' ' roared a hard case . in the gallery. Result : Collapse of Doctor. The Chairman complained that Mr Jowett, one of the originators of the movement, had been five minutes on his feet out of the alloted twelve. Voice from gallery : 'Let him stand on his head the other seven minutes.' Mr Jowett started to tell a story about a friend of his Avho was a blacksmith. Yours Truly asked him if his friend was re lated to the Village* Blacksmith. Hancock, Rosa, Houston, and * Wilmot slated the Y.V.'s in real good style, which almost started a fresh growth of hair on their bald heads. A large me...
COOMA COOEYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
COOMA COOEYS (By our oavx Correspondent.) Great satisfaction is expressed in Union circles here at the result of the recent Annual Conference, A.S.U. , hi Sydney, and Avhen the ballot in connection with the spending* of money for co- opera tiAre purposes is taken up here, I haA'e no doubt but that there will be : an absolute majority in faA^or, more especially noAV, that members recognise that only by co-operation can we avoid strikes ; members generally beina* aArerse to anv more of them. A Government contract for the breaking of stone for the road Avas let recently and the contractor who succeeded in getting it has taken it at such a low figure that he cannot afford to pay the ruling rate of wages, and the workers here, who are all either members of the M.L.U. or A.S.U., have refused to take the 3s per yard offered, and it is ru moured that the contractor , taking advantage of the .GoA^ernment Labor Beareau recently established in Sydney, has sent to it for a supply of stone-nappe...
BOURKE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
BOURKE NOTES. Jim Baker, one of the alleged Byroclc rioters, is to be liberated on the 8th of April. He was originally sentenced to nine months; but a remission of three months has been granted. . The appeal for -subscriptions to defend them Avas so nobly responded to that after everything is squared up there will be. close unon £85 as Jim's share. George BroAvn has to do another six months. When liberated he'll have a cheque for £150, or thereabouts, presented to him. During their incarceration special pro Adsion has been made for their relatives. There is no graft of any sort doing on the stations just now. As a consequence some hundreds of the lads are camped on the banks of the riArer, Avaiting for rain or shearing. , . The Hummer is eagerly looked for by the boys each issue. It has caught on alright. Guess we've wanted it long enough. ; Bunny. ? . Ggvernmental ownership and control of newspapers is not so very far off after all. Moariland leads in this respect. At Wel lington t...
BRIEF REPLIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
BRIEF REPLIES. D. Temple: Very sorry the report doesn't please you, but hardly expected it would suit eArerybody . The noA'-elty of an honest re port does tend to shock some folks, doesn't it ? P. E. R., Barellan : Your song received, try again , last tAvo Arerses are the best. Then, Avhen Ave're ajl united, All Unions hand in hand, We'll crush Australia's greatest curse,' Monopoly of land. We must fight it at the ballot, ? Denounce it far and Avide, And future generations Shall speak of us AArith pride. For the day is fast approaching, We hail the coming daAA^n, When the State shall claim the birthright Of the millions yet unborn. . ? When Avealth shall no destinctio'n be, When none for bread shall craA^e, When man shall treat his felloAV As a brother — not a slave. - ? The rest is too lumpy, but you can do it alright if ydhi try. ? , '? E.H.B.,' ' next week. ' A. ' (Forbes), The Hammer is the only official organ in the colony absolutely owned and controlled by the by the 'Unions. ...
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
SMOKE HO H Victorian Government has suspended the Railway Commissioners, because they wont try to make the railways pay ;/or if they try ' they don't succeed, which amounts to the same thing-. , ? * * * ? Charlie Clievne, Avho has started boot making- in Wag-g-a, says Tasmania is bad enoug'h for business, but this country is worse, or else he has struck the Murrumbidg-ee in a real bad time. * * * The ballot papers in connection with the [Federation question are now ready, and will be sent out to D.Os. before this Hummer .reaches our readers. Seperate ballots are used for A. S.U. and G.L.U. Members not connected with any district committee should send to the office for ballot papers. ?* * * The Central Committee of the G.L.U. (Wag-g-a), have agreed to take over the finan cial members of the Monaro Labor Union and their assets, consisting- of banner, etc.,. and will pay the liabilities of the M.L.U., amounting to about £10. The members to form a District Committee on Monaro. This prop...
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW FROM SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW ? « — — __ — FROM SYDNEY. [By Tui.T The Black ' Free Pass' scandal turned up in the House on Monday night in the shape of the committee's report, which found the case as against Mr Black proved, and censured -that gentleman accordingly. It appeared that Mr Hassall, M.L.A., had done something* similar on one occasion ; but in his case (and here the report becomes a little mixed as well as slightly humorous) the distinction is made that Avhereas Mr Black was a single man, Mr Hassall was married,' and although the latter did not use the pass for his wife, it was used by a ' near and dear relative. ' ' From which it would appear that Mr Black's original sin, so to speak, consisted in not getting married before he applied for that wretched ticket to ?enable someone else to ' travel on the nod' at our bleeding* country's expense. ?Oh, Black! if you'd known, in days long agone What danger lurked in a 'jree pass' sell, You'd have given up ' sport or married— in short Ta'en a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
Send your 'Washing- to Mrs. Burlinson, Fox Lane, Newtown, Wagga. White Shirts a specialty. — [Advt.] . VIADUCT HOTEL. MRS JTTPPENLATZ, Proprietress. ; This well-known house is repleto with every comfort for Travellers. Secure and handy grass paddocks free. GOOD STABLING. ? ? ? i ? ' ? THE MARVEL OF THE AGE. GRANDPA'S MAGIC SALVE. rjlHE most wonder Breasts, Festering ^ .° ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ r*t PILES I Sufferers by . - ? this distressing com plaint swear by it. All Chemists and General Stores. In Boxes: Prieo, 1$. and 2S.6d. Depot 202. OXFORD-ST., PADDINGTON, SYDNEY. Wagga Agent : J. A. ROSS, Summer office. COBAR BRANCH AMALGA MATED SHEARERS' UNION. To the Members of the above Branch. It has been decided by Annual Conference to remove the Office from COBAR to COONAMBLE. Date of removal will be notified in a future issue. ^ W. PEECY, Secretary. Cobar, March 2, 1892. OUR v BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Bakers. ? F. R. ALLAN, Baker and. Confectioner, FITZMAURICE STREET, Next River Bridge. ARTHUR AND CO., ...
Class Distinction. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
Class ^Distinction. Dean ' Hummer,' — As you men are , always-harping on the above question7~,'I~: . think you should allow me sufficient spa.ee in your widely-read columns to say a little . in regard to the vast social difference ex isting amongst the feminine portion of the community. In this town (W agga) particularly is class distinction ,very noticeable, and it makes me really tired to observe some daughters of the would-be aristocrats draw their skirts away and throw up their noses — as if they would be contaminated — when they are obliged to come into contact Avith a healthy and robust-looking ' slavey,' or a genteel and handsomely-shaped. ' cotton-stitcher.?' ' * # * Why should this exist, Hummer ? t Aren't Ave all ' one of Eve's 'family ?' And aren't the servants, and the dressmakers, and the tailoresses equally as good as: a butcher's girl, a ? greengrocer's or - draper? s - girl, a publican's or banker's girl,'- or even a squatter's girl- — both ? morally, mentally, and p...
MUDGEE MURMURS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
MUDGrEE murmurs. (By The Rambler.) i We are alive here and that's about all. ^he late rains somewhat heightened the spirits of the farming community. - Matters union are at a standstill, although our mates in Coolah have just brought to a successful termination their A.S.U. Demon stration, which took place on St. Patrick's Day. Our boys seem to be highly satisfied with the proceedings of the late Conference in Sydney, especially in regard to decision of not . to interfere with the agreement. I have heard on good authority that the grass kings in this district intend to make a big effort to reduce the price of shearing this season. The excuse, is the low price of avooI. , , , All hands here wish our little. Hammer success. ' .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
IF YOU SHOULD Have read an adArertisement like this befor NEVER MIND ! READ IT AGAIN. W SMYTH & CO Respectfully iirvite all BUYERS of DRAPERY, CLOTHING, BOOTS &. SHOES, To Visit their Cheap Cash Store. * Note the Address — DUBLIN HOUSE, Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, WAGGA. DAN BREEN, Proprietor. j Good accommodation. Free paddocks and -- - stabling. Labor papers always in the reading room. ROYAL HOTEL, WAGGA. GEO. WHEELER, Proprietor. As usual travellers will receiAre civility and the Arery best accommoda tion at this well knoAvn house. ?Baths, Paddocks, and Stabling. GOLDEN AGE HOTEL, FITZMAURICE STREET, WAGGA. P. O'KEEFE Will be glad to see old friends, and, as usual, will treat them well. Best Avines and spirits, and accommodation. GEO. ASTON, NEAVTOAYX BOARDING HOUSE, WAGGA. Goud Beds — well made. Good Tucker — Avell cooked. Plunge and ShoAver Bath. 17s per week. Free Stable. CO-OPERATIVE SADDLERY AND HARNESS FACTORY. Fitzmauiice Street, Wagga.' ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
A; girl fend her boy stay out late on therocks, And both catch, catarrh— which is shocking. He wraps up his throat with a pair of his socks, , And she — Avell, she uses a ? (Who 'fell in?') Or if in the Park they stroll for a while, Where the moon sheds her soft silver rays , He blushes when helping her over the stiie If she says, 'Oh ! I've bursted my ? — ' (What, again ?) GET YOUR NAME ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL. / '-r, » REVISION -COURTS held between 6th and 20th MAY.
POLITICS IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
POLITICS IN VICTORIA. .Shiels,. Victorian Premier, made a four hours- speech at Casterton last Saturday night to 800 of his constitutents. The Victorian Labor Party generally support the Govern ment policy. The programme propagated by the Government consists briefly of two planks : Retrenchment and Fresh Taxation. They contemplate a million of a deficit, and the country is swarming with unemployed. They propose to retrench in the railways and other public departments, by docking salaries; and by fresh customs duties — not specified— and an increase of the stock tax, they reckon to tax the country into a scate of prosperity in less than no time. Mr. Shiels thinks it .would be unwise to provoke a fight on the ?' ' single vote question j ust yet, though he slates the ' dual voters ' in good style. He says the present Victorian Land' Tax, which is a tax on area, is s sham and a fraud, and he will replace it by a tax on land values ?sometime in the dim and distant bye and bye. Altogether...
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 26 March 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Those workers who desire to learn more of the world-Avide labor moATements, may obtain the following books at the 'Hummer' office:— Co-operative CommonAvealth (Gronlund) .... v .. .. .. 1 4 Conventional Lies of our Civilization (Nordau) . . . . . , ... 3 4 Ctesars 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 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 ofchei- labor book or neAvspaper pub lished in the English language at cost price. Send stamps or M.O. to W. W. HEAD, '* Hummer' Office, Wagga.