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SYDNEY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. POLLING DAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2. LABOR'S CHANCES BRIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
[?] POLLING DAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2. LABOR'S CHANCES BRIGHT. ' The election of aldermen for the Syd ney Gity Council takes place next Mon , day; December 2, and, from the encour aging accounts to hand, Labor stands an excellent chance of being represented l-y a majority in the new Council. Every voter must vote for TWO can didates or the ballot paper will be in formal. In every one of the ten con tested wards there are two Labor can didates running, and there is no excuse for any loyal Labor supporter splitting liis or her vote. It is to be trusted that; no personal preferences or prejudices will $ lead any one to forget their duty to the cause, they profess by allowing any per sonal consideration whatever to over ride their sense of public duty. The following are standing in the in terests of Labor in the various wards: — BELMORE. Alderman J. English and Mr. P. V. Stokes. BL1GH. Alderman J. Farrell and Mr. Chas. Bridges. CAMPEROOWN. Alderman R. D. Brampston ind Mr. Chas. Scott. COO...
ONE BIG UNION AND RETURNED MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
ONE BIG UNION AND RETURNED MEN. (From 'The Worker.') It appears; according to the capitalistic press and certain members of the Nation alist party, that the One Big Union move ment has committed a great wrong in addressing a Manifesto to Returned Men, urging upon them the necessity for organ ising to secure their rights. Labor's enemies characterise the manifesto issued as 'a cunning appeal to the passions of the returned men,' and hope that they will take no notice of it — in other words, that they will not organise to secure the fulfilment of promises made to them in the past. There is every reason why the returned men should immediately set about organ ising themselves against the vested in terests of this country, ready to take ad vantage of their present position for the purpose of exploiting them. For unless the returned men take steps to force the recognition of the pledges made to them prior to enlisting for foreign service, it is very certain that they will find themselves ...
THE SYDNEY CITY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS LABOR ATTACKS VESTED. INTERESTS. THE "BUSINESS MEN" ARGUMENT. LABOR'S OPPORTUNITY. THE WILL TO WIN. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
THE SYDNEY CITY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS LABOR ATTACKS VESTED, INTERESTS. THE 'BUSINESS MEN' ARGUMENT. LABOR'S OPPORTUNITY. THE WILL TO WIN. The Sydney daily newspapers are rais ing the old cry tbat the management of . » huge concern like the Municipality of Sydney requires the services of the best bueineas men available. The implication . is, of course, that Labor candidates lack business ability and experience, and that the -whole administrative abiliy of the community is concentrated in the /Nationalist -candidates. ThlB paper does not decry business ability, but there are several points ?bout It on which a little plain speaking may lead to a little more dear think ing: on the part of the municipal elec tors. Big- business men, even -when Itonest according to commercial stan dards, which are not over-high, are very apt to devote all their business abilities ?to their own special interests and pro jects,; leaving only the fag-ends and rem nants of their mighty intellects for pub lic af...
UNDEMOCRATIC DEMOCRACY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
UNDEMOCRATIC DEMOCRACY. Under our system of Government, which is practically the same as that of Britain, the majority, party in Parliament chooses one man as its Leader. He goe6 to the Governor and tells him all about it, and the Governor then commissions the Leader to pick. a team, or to pretend to do so, for. as a matter, of fact the team has been chosen some time before. The Leader submits the list to . the Got veruor, who says , 'O.K.,' . or words to that effect, and they are all sworn in as Ministers of the Crown. After this things go on much the same as they did before they began to be different. If on. of the Ministers gets out of hand and tries to run away with the waggon, or jibs and lies down in the shafts, or isn't willing to lend his boss a hundred or so when badly needed, the head serang gives him the spear,' and sends him up to the office for his pay, including dirt-money, and that's the end of the section for him. He seldom has many sympathisers, be cause there are p...
WHY FRUIT IS DEAR AND THE GROWERS POOR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
WHY FRUIT IS DEAR AND THE GROWERS POOR. Fruit-growers are a class of primary producers who run more constant risks of disaster than a soldier does of bullets. Their products, being highly perishable, are at the mercy of uncertain and fluc tuating markets. Being tender and easily injured, they are readily destroyed bv thunderstorms, hail or wind, birds, in sects, scales, grubs, blight, or fungus. Like the poet Gordon, the growers are dis posed to say, 'The troubles of life are many, the pleasures of life *re few.' ? ? ? These disabilities require organisation and State assistance to overcome, not merely in the interests of the growers, but for the health and well-being of the whole community. With the exception of the Yanco settlers and a few other small irrigation shows, no class has been so long and shamefully neglected as the fruit-grower. One reason for this has hitherto been that the vast majority of orchardists were the most conservative class on earth, and would have rather vo...
A THOUSAND A YEAR-WHY NOT? [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
A THOUSAND A YEAR-WHY NOT? ;§jjj£ . (Continued.) iS Iii last week's issue the waste invpjyjed n3fin the commercial practice of conveying I® .raw material from the place of production H , for huge distances by sea or land arid, iSUatte'r manufacture, conveying it back VH. again for consumption was pointed but. ^ It was shown tliat thie not only occurred '. between different countries, but also took . place 'internally 'to a largely unnecessary extent. The enormous number of meiY engaged in the actual manual work, to gether, with the book-keeping and corre . epondence involved, means so much waste human energs', to which must be added the' serious loss by shipwreck, floods, '-.-live, and other accidents to commodities on which much of this labor has been t expended. ' ' ? Another form of waste labor which goes 'on daily before our eyes is due to the [competition of retail traders for cus '? tomers. In an ordinary Australian coun * try town we have milkmen, butchers, bakers, fish and f...
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES. SUNDAY EVENING LECTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES. SUNDAY EVENING LECTURES. Senator J. Grant, at the request of the A.L.P. Executive, will deliver an address in the Trades Hall (Dixon-street en trance) on Sunday, December 1, com mencing at 8 p.m. Subject, 'The Housing Problem,' and will show: — :. (1) How to make houses plentiful. (2) How rents may be reduced. (3) How building blocks may be re leased, and generally how the surround ings of a home can be immediately im proved. All who are interested in securing im proved homes are invited to come and bring their friends. P. C. EVANS, General Secretary, 31 Pitt-st., Sydney.
ANOTHER LABOR VICTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
ANOTHER . LABOR VICTORY. ; On Wednesday last Conrfad^ ^Thos. J- Smlth, Labor member .' . for ' ; '. Kin* J| (East Sydney), became the happy- ftotteip? of a bright, little . daughter ; jCMa^^^B Grattan). The little lass has the hj^ppyv experience,. although she dpesn?t(y§t %*&' . -'., Use it,. of commencing her ^ciireer7 just !'.w^ the Angel . of Peace has- ventured one? ^ more to spread her sheltering swings oyer...^f a warrweary^and distracted world. »^S Whether, ilils young; Australian ,toin}l^|||| giant wAl .always 'keep the -^ce.ta^e3f|g Smith household is 'perhaps doubtfa^lu^^ 'ihat she.will bring much joy to hBr*j|lWP^g parents 4s 'beyond dispute, and that.siidhs;^ hjCpphSesEr may ; be jnu!Upli§dlnitfc| i^^|p| is. the sincere wish pf all^riende*:^f ' U[|b ;^| g»inial- member foir King 4tnfl-4^^^^ half !.V?V ?' v .;? .'.'??'??? '/-yT£;^'::p--M;^
KARL LIEBKNECHT. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
^^^.^^mm;'r It is cabled that Karl Liebknecht has openly advised the German people to over throw the Bourgeoisie Socialism of the new Chancellor, Ebert, and adopt Bol shevism on the Russian plan. . . ... Karl Liebknecht Was the Socialist leader in the Reichstag' (German Federal Parliament) before the war. When the war broke out he alone refused to vote for the' expenditure on war. and de lounced the war as inhuman and criminal, arid opposed it with, all his great ibility and undaunted courage. One Socialist ^comrade, Ledebour, stuck to him and voted with him. Then the Serman Government sent 'him to the Front in active service, but still he opposed the var, and, when occasionally allowed off to ittend the sittings of Parliament, he con sistently fought and voted against the war credits, and denounced the whole ghastly business with an indomitable courage unequalled by any politician in my land since Pym and Hampden defied the tyranny of King Charles Stuart over two hundred years ago ...
N.S.W. ELECTORAL REFORM DEBATE. PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION CHOSEN. TO BE EMBODIED IN A BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
^W. ELECTORAL REFORM DEBATE. | PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION | - CHOSEN. ;;- TO BE EMBODIED IN A BILL. i In the N.S.W. Assembly on Wednesday fright Chief Secretary Fuller introduced , ''a, resolution covering the' Government's Electoral Reform BilL' No particular jsystem of voting was embodied in the resolution, and so soon as the Chief Sec : retary had ceased speaking Member . Reaver moved an amendment providing ^ for the introduction of the preferential isyatem. j^viter considerable aeuate tne amena jne_nt proposed was negatived by 43 votes to. 14, the ayes being Messrs. McGarry, Johnston, Edden, Gardiner, Latimer. Zuill, Hoskins, Wearne, Doe, Millard, Ferry, Jt^uller, Crane and Loughlin, and the noes wire Messrs. O'Brien, Mutch, Davidson, pavlus, Nicholson, Bushel!, Robertson, FitznatricK, Bagnall, Price, Grimm, Ley, Buttenshaw, Thompson, Arthur; Robson, Neabitt, Lee, Bennett, Oakes, Hunt, '(Thomas, Colquhoun, Fahick, Cocks, H. X-. Morton, 'Ashford, Cann, Bruntnell, M. Morton, Quic...
SHALL SIMONOFF BE SAVED? AN APPEAL TO LABORITES. AND ALL LOVERS OF LIBERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 30 November 1918
SHALL SIMONOFF BE SAVED? AN APPEAL TO LABORITES. AND ALL LOVERS OF LIBERTY. $? Peter simonoff, Russian ConsulGene r?r ft*! for Australia, has been recently fined ????'; in Sydney the sum of £100 for addressing 4--. fneetings against orders. This, together £?'-'. With heavy legal costs, amounts to about ? £160. If this is not paid Peter will have ? _ (to do six months' jail for being q& the ?: Wrong side in his politics. q ? Simonoff Jq a working-class Russian, 'f:f prtio has toiled among Australian Workers J:: .? mere and m Queensland for some years. &.' : He Is a brave woridng--clasjr advocate,' |-: IJwhb simply tells the truth as he knows it ?y jfebbut his own- country, and if Australia 'c: (jvas a land of freedom and democracy V' ' lie would be honored instead- of being per K fcecuUd. . ?. ;. , | T It may be fairly added that if the magis [ : frt&a had not been the willing: and obae | . kutous tool of a class-biased Government |. *-f ;Jinff9-»xptoitera, it...
ENGLISH NATIONAL PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
: -itop^y^NAi p^irg^^ '?? Just recent^ they have formed^a:^.-^ T-M tlonal' parity in England to con^ifc;iBMCI»; , ^ ur the forthcoming elections. ^A*»or&^ W to' the introauctory llteratu^*^^^^ :tionat';party Js,flj»;6rgani#ation ^qrip^*^/ the good of all classes' of the public, noV g forgetting the yrorkers,7 However. '-'It '&-. / 'Jsl just as well to »0te that ^''GxiM'&om/ ' J|j cU*L' of ':^;':dwojiJra«c;or^nis^on^^%^^ sieta of 10 idrds:'iiid(.earte;' 'tdut'^^^^^m 'twp;r.;-»lonels/;.;'ihK-el:-.nmj0j^ ?afcn/^'^rig^e^neiate^^ *fe^t^bi^nel,;--3o&^:;:hOnoi^^^d^^^g
MILITANCY IN GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
MILITANCY IN GERMANY. Phillip Scheidemann, leader of the ma jority faction of Spcialiets in the German Parliament, seeing that the Haase mino rity faction was growing in influence and power right along; decided to make a sreakin'g tour and viBit some of the dis tricts where the minority threatened to become the majority. But Seheidemann/iS experience was not one that gave^him the unalloyed joy and blisi of a conquering hero. The reception tiiatNhe received In his' own district «f Sollngen wasprob ably a shade more painful than was dished up to him in other districts where he was less well known, but. It UluftrateB the point. Before Scheideinanh arrived In Spiingen the Haaseitea had plastered the town with a call to their followers to get to the meeting to 'settle with the traitor,' who ''m'oa coming to the city to throw jiwid in the eyes of :the^ork^^^9;hd^ ; ip9, packed ^ on the night jti ^tiim^^^i moment ; Scheidemann stepp^d^ on; the stkgC b^diain;- broke; %^^0^ f}&; hlml...
THE EMPIRE'S DESTINY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
W^^^mm^ff^mm^^mmmi^mm^^^^^^^^^m During the past week we have been in formed per the e&blegrammer that Lloyd1 Seorge 'has been . making prayerful ~ap peals to -the Llberale. hi the Land of Fog to unite to save the Bm]pire. The paid agitators in the - employ of the inaster jass in England, headed by Lloyd* George, ire using the old ;do|-6 to tool the people jf Great Britain into 'giving the%ar fresh lease of -political- Vie, ahff in -order, to achieve their ? -object they: hold up the position of Europe in revolt as a terrible example -to Old England, If a comparison between tlie. conditions '-if the people of the British 'Empire and the people In re toltirig Europe 'were drawn, the Lloyd Georges would' have something to do ex plaining away the horrible position of the people in iSngland isuch' »? comparison Would reveal. But in the very Jittle: we are tola by trickster; George we have sufficient to warrant us in saying that our rotten Em pire should go, as1 it surely will go ...
THE TRUTH ABOUT BROKEN HILL. PEACE DEMONSTRATIONS BY AN EYE-WITNESS. RETURNED SOLDIERS SING "THE RED FLAG." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
[?] PEACE DfM^gT|RATIdNfe BY AW' i ? ,; v: ? ' EV^WitNEs/si;''' . / ';''':.;: RETURNED- SOLDIERS SING 'THE; REDfLAG.' '?--'?'. Being Copy of a Letter front ,a Well known Barrier. Identity to Percy BrookfieW, M.L.A. JDear Brookie, — :' Doubtless the Sydney dailies have pub-, lished a garbled and highly-colored ac count of alleged -riots in Broken Hill, sent along by their biased local correspondent! so I. thought I would just give you a straightforward account of what really oc. * curretl. ? ?? , It appears that on Tuesday, ..November 12, an open-air peace demonstration, took place outside the Returned Soldiers' rooms in Chloride-street (next to P. &. White's shop) when some speeches werejnade sug gesting that certain 'rebels'' should be drummed out of the town, as was lately done in Queensland. - ' : This resulted ift: street fighting taking place the following day between some re turned soldiers 'and unionists, several well-known men being in the -thick of it. About S.30 in...
THE FUTURE OF LABOR. INDUSTRIALISM AND POLITICAL ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
[?] ll©ySfftjALISM AND OPTICAL ACTON. : iSrtffcbfe daily press, representative of the [Jyf^e^nK order ^things, and quite incapa L'J r^tJC realising that that order -can ever j&« ^cige fundajnentaHyv. still has a big in |[ffl ^|^^W -ibe T%k-nS class in this 'i^fM iteitility. 3-t U£r not shut our eyes to || |^t|ir«aict,*br. it 'will be the worse for 'V^ i« if^s^ress, beingi^theidaily purveyor of vil ^ ^pewsrofctae world,* gives it a place in r:H, W f^J^TiQutehoia, and 'ah influence greater t: S ti pejBW^y^er the mind of every reader. u *S:%i 88jp!5i»j.»n. age which surpasses all ~; '^fijj^p ||p||^^6 :thirst for information from : X-vff ; ^^^jraLrtW''; of the globe 'on every con ??-.? V? - v|^^is^eci of human activity. Edu » »j Wn Mis' inade reading: almost universal, * :|f S Cafe knowledge creates a thirst for yet 'J| r«* knowledge, this 'desire grows with ''.'I at it feeds^upon;7untU it 'has become : '. § ^rld-wlde in 'its scoped ? : ' : . '.j the daily newspaper, as the only...
ENGLISH POLITICS. THE SECRET FUNDS. THE UNMENTIONABLE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
?''- '-;'??'?? ?''i ??-.-..?-??£!' ':'V'£.---:--v ?''---??:-. ? '~. ? -4^'i-: ? ^'-' * -jEEii' - '„. s^'- ' ' ^v. -''-«i -SSSLslPBS THE UNMENTIOSABIJE TRUTH. I - . - -i- By. BELLOC and OHESTEJRTON^' V^t -i x;i It is characteristic ; that the most im portant fact about English politics is the fact that nobody mentions. .- The two party, organisations are sup ported by means of two huge war-chests. . : Money is urgently needed at every point in the modern, political game, and money is found. ... .- ??-..' Whence does ^that1 -money come frorh.? Whither does it go? 'These, are questions which cannot be answered with any fcer tainty; it is our Whole case that th^y cannot be so answered. The Party Funds are secretly subscribed; they are secretly disbursed. No light is thrown upon their collection, save that which the annual Honors List furnishes. No light ' ts thrown upon their expenditure, save that which the division list may supply. But, briefly, it may be said that they, are sub scrib...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
??'- : POPULAR J^l^rflfAt^ .- , PLEASE THE l^OPLE JOEGARWNER THE LIVELY BOOTMAN . . * „-. . . ?? . ' - ? ? v . See the Big Ol*pl»y.of Xmas Footwear at the ,7 LIVELY BOOT STORES. . ? As JCmas Presents there's nothing more sensible or more appreciated th«n a nice pair of Shoes. Give a necessity If a 'gift (« neces *aryr ' ??'? 'W LW62.— Ladles' All -Patent Lace . Shoes, with Dull Kid Facing and Collarette, plain, shapely toes, ' pump finished, sewn soles, Cu ban heels. Joe Qardlner's IfY/H Xmai Gift Price 1W/»1 I N.S.W. postage, 9d. I . Interstate. 1/2. .^ XMAS CATALOGS Sent Free to Country Residents 8/8 y/) LWB4. — LaiJle«' Smart ? White Canvas Court Shoe, with neat pearl button ornament, smart Shape, and pleaelng.deslgn, sewn _ soles, covered Cuban heels. Jot Qardlner'c ft I A Xma» Olft Pr!o« ?/*» N.3.W. postage, 90. Interstate. 1/2. ' Have t Meiry Xmns in a pair of Joe Gardiner*s Shoes They make the feet glad ?? S, ???-- .- ^Ji ????--'- ^^ LW51.— Ladle*' BJack cGlficeJjC^E 1-Par 3h...
THE MILITARISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
THE MUiWUMSTS. There is to-day stlHa very strong party irhlch has not the slightest intention of giving up the «word— If it can by any neans stick to the sword; there is still a rery strong party, which, emphatlwally loes not want to brings to ah end. the hstltutipn' Njf war. Tfitk -pai-ty :2bnsisW ifiefly of twg eorta of persons, fl»e H»n maginative persons who are* tacapabte^bf eeing that human society, develops, .and |»at; the instftrftion-of 'fy&Jjiijt'^:&\fi0?, stand war, is hound ultimately WJjsBl course of evolution to follow^^^m tutlon of slavery into deBuetud«r^™H| conspiratorial persons who *iMgBBm oraoy, and who think they A^^^39 their only effective, m#^^i^|||mB the advance of a6m6ae»M4W»^mSM foriret that;la^e^i^^lf^l^«^SH influential ^Aa^i^iWa^^iS^KM to-day, ^put ^m^riBmJor^^^^W
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondence is Invited on all matters or Interest to the Labor Movement' No letter will be published unless ac companied by the name and address of the writer for the information of the Editor. No responsibility .whatever is taken for the opinions expressed by correspondents. Be briet^liengthy letters will be boiled down if time permits; if not, they. will bo held over indefinitely. \. , Write plainly, on one side, of the paper only- ? . - .-.-? . . ' -';_ . ???;-- ,.V- . NOm^o^'dirty linen', will be washed la. this «stablishmenU Life is too short and-spaceand papertoo valuable to waBttv