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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
6f.;f-y '??;' ' :KOTE,//- -'''';.\ Ife - jutt reports and literary matter should be ^aSressed to the EMItor, 'The Lahor News,' '. »tocdopen, House,* 331 Pitt-Btreeti Sydiiey, *nd' bUMneas communications ana remit Sr.-twices to Mr. P. C. Evans, General flecre-, «?* tarsi, A.L.P., at the same address. .-. ?/ ?'r 3iaM~nftitttir intended for publication should 'Jeoch the Editor not later than Wednesday -.'? In each week. , ':- Hates of. subscription:— Tearly,. 6/-; half :'H yearly, 376; quarterly, 2/-. In all cases S '? subscriptions must be paid in advance. *.,Owlng to the large circulation assured to '; 'thel^&bor News' a limited space only will -= be available for advertising at special rates, :r Which -can be ascertained on communicating I :?; ? with the office. I Tk Labor News. ^ * i SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1918.
THE BRITISH ELECTIONS. AFTER MANY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
THE BRITISH ELECTIONS. I AFTER MANY PAYS. -'? . . ' i „ l.i r , ?' The English elections, which are fast approaching:,' mark, a new epoch in human historjr. ' Thip. is no mere struggle be tween political parties for place and pay. It is the harvest of years of patient cul tivation, of seed sown in the days when all was dark. It is the culminating result of ages fit endeavor, of life-times of work lone in far-off days. When we read the clear-cut challenge of the English Labor Party, which is throwing down the gauge of battle ih open daylight to that trinity jt evils, Militarism, Imperialism, and commercialism, the sudden splendor of 3uch an achievement makes 'the blood run hot and fires the imagination even of those who have grown grey in the fight. Set the men and women who are doing this magnificent thing tire not either supermen or demigods, but just plain, ordinary human beings. It is the faithful souls who, in and out of season, stead fastly proclaimed the great truths of which ...
THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN SYDNEY. LABOR MARCHES ON TO VICTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
I THE MUNICIPAL pHJEOTONS IN SYDNEY. fe \' XABOR MABCHES ON TO |g- ' ' . VICTOEY. jlfc. Last Monday saw 'as a result of fe-ithe keen municipal campaign a gipv strengthening of the ranks of Labor K& jby an increase of three seats in the pirate Council. |p/:: ..The declaration of the poll gave ffl£#. ihfi final, result as thirteen seats for m£ Imhnr. eleven for the Nationalists, |fp #&&. two Independents; On the prin Kv piple that those who are not with us IpLare against us, we may consider the Iffc; ? .race to have been a dead heat. p- ' Considering the strong efforts K&ttade by the Tory party to hide their If ^Conservatism under the fair-sounding P%itle of ?' Civic Eef orders,' taking IIP into accouToi the oceans of money wkx Isptent by the anti-Labor forces, and pi* tbje army of canvassers they cm K;j' ployed, we can fairily claim the result ip-tats a. distinct Labor victory, mf--?' !fhe disfranchisement of -the first Kvliabor candidates for. Camperd...
SHALL THE NEW PEACE CONTINUE? [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
SHALL THE NEW PEACE CONTINUE? ||?/TyWho can but rejoice that the -great -;|-':ista,ughter called a great and righteous war ^v/tarat- an end? ' ;, '?;.,-'-3P.ea:ce has come at last, and to millions . ''' of anxious hearts it -has brought its an - ; tieipated 'joy. To wives and children and '%\; mothers, whose dearest have been spared l^fj^-«iem, these hours must be full of j&h . 1 ?, blessed calm. To the soldiers on the jy,f '^inuddy, frozen battlefields, with the iong m%- ^-£-.ijfg\for home in their hearts, i»d sickened Ipfi1 *: tritli almost ' endless nights of pain and Kf'.?r;i^sery, Peace brings relief and 'hope' of WtU -C**a'i-pier. worthier life. ||pi^;gj,;3|»eace has brought to the successful ^|-^^^^en military j^eins. of adulation, ^fe|||wciriot tliem witii dangerous pride; to ^^^ffieg^^1^n,;j^^pqintment. \eavy. rage, Hjk| ^l^^maJUce, almost as dangerous;' ' ?;. . : . ^^||l^;lthe'|gir^t;:.UntJiinkihg' multitude in ^^Bfe*|ievMUed'capltals,-i:.iatod wherever fhe...de-.-...
THE LABOR MOVEMENT NOW AND HEREAFTER. A NEW OBJECTIVE WANTED. FLIRTING WITH SOCIALISM IN THE PAST. THE WAR AND SOCIALISM IN EUROPE. BISMARCK HUGHES AND HOLMAN. SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
THE LABOR MOVEMENT NOW AND HEREAFTER. : A NEW OBJECTIVE WANTED. FLIRTING WITH SOCIALISM IN THE PAST. THE WAR AND SOCIALISM IN EUROPE. BISMARCK HUGHES AND HOLMAN. SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT CON FERENCE. The Warren -Undereliffe A.L.P. decided recently to move at next Annual Conference that the present objective of the Movement should be amended to provide for 'the social ownership of land, capital, and the machinery of production. ' ' The Marrickville Branch decided at its last meeting to move next Con ference to adopt 'a definitely So cialistic Objective.' These ' resolutions are indications of the strongly Socialistic trend of thought operating throughout the Labor Movement in this and other States. Li this regard it is .evident tliat the 'rank and file are getting ahead of their political leaders. Further proof oi this growing evo lution of the Movement is fount! in the preamble to the famous peaee proposals first adopted in this State and subsequently endorsed .ihroiigh- out Australia. ...
SOLDIERS AND WORKMEN. A CALL TO ARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
SOLDIERS AND WQRKMEN. ACALLTdARBK. . Soldier* and Workmen's Councils have '_. been formed, and are still being formed, '? ^oroiighb'tit European countries, not only ~ .*? those in* the throes of revolution.' but in ?;.„►?? many other lands as well. ? «The reason Cor this combination is quite easy to understand. War cohdltiojis have brought about the creation of armies on a .vaster scale than the world has ever r .before seenr As successive nations re alised the folly of further hostilities,, and - 'decided to drop out of the war, this sud - den i reversal of national activities brought ' tfbbut conditions in which the soldiers ?; ? had to meet special . problems arising out _ pf their, military vocation and their long dissociation from the ordinary civil life of the community to which they, belonged. These- councils, combined of the two elements, civil and military, were not created for the purpose of perpetuating a military caste with special .powers and . privileges. On the contra...
THE CASE OF THE TRANSPORT BARAMBAH. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
TflE CASE OF THE TRANSPORT | BJffiAJBAH. ^C'.: This matter was briefly referred to in |p; our 4ast, issue. The facts are that the fey transport Barambah was reported to be fgfeia an unfit state to carry troops to Eng ||#3ana. Mr. Gregory, Nationalist member rStfrJtor Dampier; W.A., who received -tfee ^par * ; ilCulara from bis nephew, who was aboard, fy^ynndyto Acting' Prime Minister Watt to *:?';? stop the Barambah at Fremantle, and hold p^aa inquiry; Wlrfle Watt was untying the £ official red tape the ship got away from Import JHe was then asked to. recall her b^ |% wireless, tut refused, on the assurance of ^ the military authorities in Melbourne that ? when the Barambah left that port she was fe everything that a ship ought to be in re j ^??rfeard to fittings, seaworthiness, and con 4 ^yStenilences- generally. ; $£::-Jbt,ter on sickness *r«ke out, resulting in j&T*'1 number o£ deaths due to the shocking i. -overcrowding, lack of medical supplies, ||£ filth; and general u...
PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
PARS. I /.iom© sensational evidence was given [jpdfora the Interstate Commission in Syd r)B&3-y witnesses w«o alleged that, through M leiUng1 outside the brick and timber cora j flMj they were refused supplies. In one 1 ^»» a timber merchant was 'fined and ] aiameued to apologise' to the vend! The 9 ?? pp&nents of the One Big- Union ought 9 : a accept this evidence of the O.BiU. of 3 -' mpTpyera as sufficient proof of theneces 1 ?' ilr fOF them to fall into line with the I J&m 'i foflera industrial organising methods. «'i ??'-??,' _ .?? ? ?♦ ♦ ' Ui^P/ndiafc »erchait leaves £1,000,000,' ^ti9Nj&ra- a newspaper heading. Evidently EK?j&ere was one person in India untroubled ^« By the famine that regularly sweeps oft ^?j;1§intfH0€, thousands of Hindoos. Perhaps vB Jt^ defunct millionaire never lived in M'fejBM' ':' ? ?. -. .??? : -? ? ?^9K . . 4' ^ - ? - ^- ^«R ^i'Barb'; -The Navigation Department re J| -jfejrt^ .- that more wreckage has been |HkI§...
THE MEANEST THING ON EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
THE MEANEST THING ON EARTH. We have all heard of the historic Mean Man Championship, and by a consensus of opinion it has been generally agreed that the meanest possible way to get current coin of the realm would be by stealing pennies out of a blind man's hat. It seemed impossible to think of anything meaner than that, tout some Sydney bar risters are just now putting up a new re cord, which leaves the purloiner of the blind man's coppers in the 'also ran class.' The case in_ point is the inquiry now going on in the Arbitration Co.urt with a view of fixing a minimum wage for shop girls. The girls, of course, are not accustomed to the tricks of Law Courts, and, being girls, feel a natural modesty about publicly discussing such questions as the cost of women's underclothing; be fore a male audience. . The legal Thugs who have been hired by the bosses. are tak ing full advantage of the girls' embarrass ment, and are putting them through a cross-examination which amounts to ab solute t...
LEAGUE MEETINGS. RYDE STATE LABOR COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
LEAGUE MEETINGS. BYDE STATE LABOR COUNCIC«i|c The Ryde State I-abor Electorate CoiMA cil met at Eppingr on Friday eyenlag, November 29, under the presidency of jilr4 J. A. Anderson, president of the Hornsby Branch of the A.L.P. There were' pre- sent a full aftendance of delegates from each of Hornsby. Epping, Byde, and Gladesville Branches, A.L.P. Begret was expressed that the new branch formed at Brooklyn, XfiLWkesbury River, had not yet got into communication with the Council's secretary. ' . i \ ' -! The nomination of Alderman Douglass was received, ;as candidate to contest Pyde in the Labor interest, arid the. secretary was directed to forward it oa to, the Executive, It was decided to hold a conference of delegates from each League in the elec torate, at Byde, on December 14, 1918 Drummoyne and Parramatta Branches also are to be asked to send delegates and to submit business.' The conference will discuss questions affecting the Movement generally, and the organisation of the By...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
?^l^~lPIIilll^~l-I'^~ll'~lllll*lll'B-111^^ - ? . ? ' ' -????'' ? . ^ ' '-'r\ ? [?-*?% ^ 5-^1 fozz^Jp ' Y«* r«»-«H b« B*^ to b«' fettled in « ^tS^fi^llS^I 'I ^ ffiSsiife^? ' *h»B*nM'rcii6-to'eteur 3 '?'????'?.???'?? ;^| 8 RETURN FARE FROM |POto[iiBMt(u ^4^^ -V» *OU«d th«ir price. 4g THE pOUNTRY IF ~ fflHH^MBfflSaBl * *ti&^ nwoh BELOW _ THte^^g YOU SPEND £50 ^gWM-«l»M - OTHER STORES, *$||J '' li|^|MiPm^aMgEBBHM J 'thing was' marked ^-^^^H WHICH CONVINCED ME they do not do a two-pric* bueineM. I I»1II ri^Ul€ TriC«5-i J ; .one; price to all^.;^| We asked the- manager if they eeld on terms, and he said: WeH^-y«^ and No. He said they ran the buftinest on CASH^| § LINES. But a CASH ORDER OFFICE on the premtaes was run SEPARATELY from the STORE OEPARTMENli ^1 §& And we could get a cash order for any amount on the STORE DEPARTMENT just the same as CASH ORDER ' § FIRMS give on certain stores.. H»said as the STORE DEPARTMENT did not have to pay 12i to 15 per eetit to arty ' 7M ...
AUSTRALIA'S WAR LOSSES. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
AUSTRALIA'S WAR LOSSES. Senator Pratten, lecturing before the Enfi&ld Methodist Church on Monday last, the 2nd inst, according to the 'S.M. Herald,' made the following statement:— t „ ' 'In actual killed, Australia has lost one In six of the troops sent oversea, Canada has lost one In nine, and Great Britain has lost on* in. ten,' These figures are significant, and bear out the statements made in last week's isstte. showing that our losses, relatively to population and absolutely, exceeded those of Canada. The war-time profiteers of Sydney and Melbourne are almost beside themselves with indignation at the revival of the federal measure designed to make them fork PUt, -a share of their unholy gains. Especially ia** they mad at the retrospect ive nature, of the latest amendment of the Act. They ask Willie ^Watt to receiva'a^ deputation- on the. subject. Watt will probably tell tb.env that^ ij they^made.no excessive war-time profits they have nothing to JTear, while if they did...
MR. J. H. CATTS IN REPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
MR. J. H. CATTS flf JKEPlif. . I have to-day, reaa the 'frame up' of one, A. A. Rutherford, in .your issue of November 28. This, T learn, was lodged for publication in your issue W November 9, but as I was at that time accompanying Mr. Bailey throughout the Monaro fight its publication then was deemed to be injurious to Labor. Hence it was held over. A. A. Rutherford provideS matter which the anti-Labor forces would have been glad to hash up throughout Monaro. I was helping the Movement. Mr. Ruther ford was injuring it Mr. Rutherford says he quite failed to comprehend why I should have chosen this subject for a, speech — the Perth Con ference decisions on the war and recruit ing. Perhaps I should ask Mr. Ruther ford when I should speak, and he should choose the subject. This person has Hot been long enough in the country to be come acclimatised, but he does not lack aggressive impudence, a commodity too freely imported into Australia recently. Mr. Rutherford lays down 'the duty of a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
'SONS OF AUSTRALIA-^ :; SMOKE CONCERT AND PRESENTATION -; To the HON. T. J. RYAN, 'premier ^C Queensland, as a mark' of esteem for hl«?h services, to AUBtraUaa Dfttoocracjt ,:::-,^ MH. RTAN WILL RESPOI«-. . ^ ^ Protertant Hall, Castlereaflh-st., Sydney; cU MONDAY, DECEMBER e, 19 JB, ..: r First-class Artists/ Reffeshmerite.' ' TICKETS, 1/- p»u* tax. Tickets «VUtnaM»- from P. J. WARD, Tailor, 491 Geottfs-afc, , City. '^ . CECIt. aCTJRPBht (ex-Corporal A.I.F.), Pre* aldent; JOHN B. STEEL, Gen. Sec. Baft 1666, G.P.O., Sydney; ^^ ' Postponed until further notice. Sw :?, daily papers, - ; ' CATCHING A COLD. ?'CATCHING^ AND CURJNO. There are htrndreds of «Ueged esw» for s cold and just two w»ys of f-«»t«fling it} fl^r first is to avoid chill and the second n n-7 destroy the germ that spreads the conj^tuiL. bccMisfe fin one uioin who cstraAs coiq ly mUu ' ' ttiere are a hundred cases jn *rtiieh *he. colt ~ 'Cftb4es'theo««i-'bj'u»fccttKu -? '-- THB INFECTIOUS COU-. '«SoBtco»e*«ttteeVlV«^8ta...
THE VAGARIES OF AUSTRALIA'S POET LAUREATE. AN AFTERMATH OF THE PEACE REJOICINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
?iiE VA(LUUES OF AUSTRALIA^ ' . ..:???? - -? ?*;(=».,-i.-.iK*:tW«S».;%: : AN 'AFTEBWtef H.-^THE^E^fit*|y ?????. ? ^ REJOICINGS. ^' '}..' f'ts'^W- Oa Wednesday, the day of. Peace, 4p8|'.j^ Government of the State -of New gou4h'-ft f Wales declared it a public holiday for -^ ?; 1 State. On this assumption the D^p^lty 5 - Postmaster-General officially authe^&L-/ = public holiday arrangements to b^pb-f sers/edj. Subsequently, on 'Welnesdliytt^* norning, this order was cancelled; ^Kft^fci '^? W^ Bunay clocks notices were placed fcprant- :f^ ing ieave.of absence to temporary em-?-*-^ ?loyees who are dbslly returhei soldiera, :' -S^ Numbers of these inen StepbrtedJfor ifiutjr ;' )n the holiday, and saw the notice On the -i Bundy clock that their-atifciidance was-aot ''\ -I '- required. On pay-day, however, the 2^i^: no less, a sum than 10/4 was deducie* from their 'fortnightly pay!. Yet, ; ok $t&-U:.r method determined for calculating pay ment for «eryicas render**,' i;hedi...
EXTRACT FROM THE ADDRESS OF LAMB, K.C., AT THE JUDD TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
' ^EXTRACT FROM ,THE ADDRESS OF LAMB, K.C, AT THE JUDD TRIAL, ? *? 'Sou must remember., this,^ that he . -[Judd) was not addressing a welledu *cated class of- men, but he was addressing all men- who had happened to -come in at r ito meeting;: and were,- apparently, MEN OF 3SB WORKING CLASS, so he was addressing a class *jf men who were NOT ,i H3E3ADT, AS WE ARE, WHO THINK ~JTOR OURSELVES, to see the absurdity ^ ' of .the statements made by a man in his ™ %*? . position, and 4t is ON THOSE PEOPLE t t. that the effect would be very great' ?\ %T~ 4teported .under date November 30 that Iff £,^-n toe previous day the ex-Kaiser signed ^~^,*ls abdication. -Possibly the formality ^-.^#was ttought «ss6BtIal, 4-ut it suggests the
JUDD'S TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
JUDD'S TRIAL. y The trial of Ernest E. Judd on three charges of uttering_speeches .prejudicial to '? recruiting was commenced before Justice Ferguson and a jury at Darlingh,urst Criminal Court on Tuesday, December 3. At time of going to press the case had * , not concluded. ' - * A summary of the. trial and the verdict wBl appear in next issue'^of 'The Labor -- Jff«ws-' ? ' ?? Z^
LEST WE FORGET. BUSINESS FOR NEXT CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
LEST WE FORGET. BUSINESS FOR NEXT CONFERENCE. 1 ?? . ?? ? ? ' ? ,». -» Members are reminded that all pro posed business for the next Annual State Conference must be in the hands of the General Secretary by Saturday, Decem ber 14. . Where the aiext ordinary meeting of Branches will not be held in time, mem bers may well arrange a special meet ing to draft proposals. It may he urged that the demand for a refund of fines in~ flicted- under the War Precautions Act, .the release of all imprisoned soldiers, and all political, prisoners, and other vital questions arising Out of .the war, -which have already been given notice Of by .some Branches', might well be endorsed by special 'resolutions from every Branch in the State, so as 'to strengthen the bands of our Parliamentary representa tives. - ^ Remember/this is the last reminder. ARTHUR ^LAK. 7/127*18. - - . Oenerk] OreasSer. .
PATRIOTISM AND PLUNDER. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 7 December 1918
PATRIOTISM AND PLUNDER. I -The ^attention of returned soldiers needs .to* be sharply drawn to the wholesale loot of repatriation funds * by private land owners which is now going on under the pretext of patriotically offering their es tates for soldiers' settlements. The dan gerous practice of a Minister making what are practically private arrangements with landowners as to the disposal of their es tates for repatriation purposes and then submitting a long list of such arrange ments to Parliament for an 'Aye' or 'No' vote must stopped, although very soon there will be no repatriation funds left. Many years ago, when the Carruthers Government tried to incorporate the same idea of private arrangements &n their* Closer Settlement Bill, a member who knew what he was talking about cynically remarked, 'I would not trust the Arch angel Gabriel with such power, let alone a Minister for Lands.' Mr. Ashford is now exercising the very powers which Parliament at that time wisely .refuse...