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IN THE WORKERS WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
IN THE WORKERS WORLD. The Queensland -Telegraph Assoeiiitioh, like the H*ilway ^itt»loyes A«8(Kaation, is t-eing iarGed-ujKm industrious civil servants by the methods in vojgue in the department. The operators are i»artieuUrly sore at the fining sys tem and At the superannuation fund. They must insure before they enter the service, to which tjhey do not object as such insurance is theirs torJ«Mips, but m addition they must now pay from 10s. |»er month for further insurance in the shape of a prosi-ective benefit which is only T^ujfrsTtftlieyienw^ of their natural life, Fines, too, are t-ersistently and unjustifiably levied on them. If they are too late to sign the time-book on coming or for ^eTKrmgTiHroTi jmmg--if ^they4iave^i6»^iignr_ clicks with another operator ; if they makea mistake in transmission, bang goes from 'sax- pence' to lialf-a^crown. The fining for mis takoB is not done in New South Wales and the telegraphers, who are highly skilled craftsmen, .?_. intend to righttlns...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
THE EDITORIAL MILL. — OKdui$lyH1iB^T-fiiasi^^ but some forbearance is ^tilT ' necessary j on the part ~-$ 'its ncTFoperatiug ^subscribers, while their -assistance in the collection of news items and. in pushing the paper among non-co-operating 4inions4ind-noa43^ganized Readers must be steady and persistent. Tne W*?EKEit is **«et' this mouth withjts own plant in its own office and, — ttejateoHttTof settling clown having been_thus_ satisfactorily accomplished, will hereafter have nothing to do but- become the model labour ^ ppc in Australasia. ~ — ,'#???# # ? The Black labour men have suddenly become ultra-Socialistic. In the Mackay -Standard, oigauof the Mackay 'planters and ^edited by a brother oflfumB Black, it is 'proposed 'that the State should settle ^ie sugar question by -buying the plantation owners out. .It is alleged that the investment would be a granoLonel for the 4k) v enunent — from whiclii^may be cfm^adeUy that tlie white man as a sugar grower is not really so liopBiess...
MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
MEETINGS. Australian Labour Federation. — Brisbane. ! Maritime Hall, AltematG-T^iesdaysi April J^ JJLand '[Z~ ^JT^^TniJelirHinchcnffe, Q7P.A. Roomsv- ??-? I Building Tirades CouiiciL—-2'i1.A.iioomsriBris*J bane. Alternate Fridays ; April 1«. ' ; _ ?— Queensland Typographical Association. — Q.T.A. Itoom, Kent's Buildings,* Adelaide-street,, I Brisbane. Board—ineeting,^e^oiid^Saturday^ in I _jno»tlH--April-ia.~^Sec.i-Alt-ert Hinchcliffe. Too r woouiba Branch : Sec, JT. R. JSolau. -Maryboroughr r — iimnehi^Sec., ~Ho1jt. Gardner. Rockhainpton f Branch: Sec, FrEiiiofc Charters Towers Branch: I LJSec., W* G. Bowden. I d.U.B.L*P. Society.— Q.T.A. Rooms, Brisbane. I Every Monday. * '^ I General Labourers' Union.— Brisbane. Mari L_Jime Hall. 'Alternate Mondays ; April 14 and 28^ ? Trades Hall Board of Management.— Bris- I bane. Q.T.A. Room. Alternate Tuesdays ; April 1=—- «fltti-«b— ? . ? I PaintettHSogie-yr-Biisbaiier-Q^Ar^DomT^Al^ I ? eerBate Tuesdays ; April 1, 15 and 29. I Plumbers' and ...
THE "WORKER" DIRECTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
Tflr'WORKEJI'0lHCT6Ry: Societies in all parts of Queensland are requested to iimke use of this column for the announcement of their- general and special., meetings, secretaries' ad ?-drcsso.B,' social gatherings, dlcctioii__Qfr officers and, ~ -similar information. Members should see that the request is responded to. Up-country and coastwise ' 'societies particularly wq-uested. No charge.
LOOKING BACKWARD. 2000-l887. THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
LOOKING BACKWARD.* THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. ,.--- ~. . , ' BY __ ? : ? r- EDWARD BELLAMY Author of ' Miss Ludingtbn's Sister'; Dr^ Heidenhoff's Process'^*' A Nan tucket Idyl,' &c.,&c. - ^UMMAH*. OF ERE ViOUS-CH APTERS; ? '-~A. Bostmi college professor inlhe year 2000 sets out to write, for the information of the enlightened people of that age, a novel comparing their perfect industrial organisation with the miserable struggle between Labour and Capital going on in. the year 1887 from which epoch he had, by extraordinary circumstances, survived. - ' . v ?: - * ? * Every worker should buy 'Looking Backward,!!- ? J^ejjrjjfljLjyior-gawiBa&on^Hndu^ Bellamy, which is selling by the 100,000. It depicts society with capital and.labour in their proper places, — with production for use not profit, with everybody' working and nobody wanting, with all free and \-oth sexes equal It costs -only Is.; published by Reeves* 186 Fleet-street, London.
BOOKS WELL WORTH READING. II,-George's "Social Problems." [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
BOOKS WELL WORTH READING. II,— George's "Social Problems." "Who is this Henry George ?" said one man to another on the 'bus this morning. If he spent is. on "Social Problems" he would know. &nbsp; George is ^heniaiv^who, most of all tho^Eng lish writers— writers of English— has clothed the tiry bones;of political Beoiidmy^with the fleslr of humanity and the blood of passionate sympathy. 'How nice it must, be to be able sincerely to talk like tliat J' sneers Huxley, applying to one of George's most magnificent sentences the chemical test, of ^cibntific-criticism. -Just sai It must be ' nice ' and^he-man who can dp it must bo ' nice, ' too. Tn ' Social Problems ' you see him at his 'nicest.' , George lias boon a- sailor, a printer,' an editor and a candidate for mayor of New York. Ho has written tracts without number,- ' loaders '! and letters ditto, and liooks three—' Progress and Poverty,' ** Fjrdetrade and Prbtectid^and -P Social Problems. tyj TUu fit -rirant huge pyfanrid ...
PLAIN THOUGHTS FOR PLAIN THINKERS. II.—Single Tax Landlords. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 April 1890
-ftfflN^flOOGHT^DR TTOMflMISr II. Single Tax Landlords. ' SiN-|,t»*tax landlords ! Why, that is surely a contradiction in terms. Tho single TalFis to_ do Jiwayn^ith landlords^ — f '..-???-?- Not so fast, friend. Hear Mr. George : ' Jn form the ownerships? laiTd^i^l3-J^anaiii-just-as_ =nowT™^No owner of land~n«od be -dispossessed and no restriction need be placed upon Jtlfe amount of ]and~anyone could hold.— Again hie .says, ' Let them continue to call it their land. Let them buy and Hell and bequeath and devise it' -aud4t;-uught-be Mded-,— Jjet^hem continue to rackrerit it ;' there is a sovereign remedy for the whole: ^Whatever rent they exact from their^ tenants, the state will exact \n turn from them^ all except a commission. And haw ab^iit ther tenant ? In what way-is ho jto be benefited ? The landowners will obviously desire ia high rent.5 To be-«ure they ?' will /only get a commis sion on that rent, bht our experience is that men -4Korl^a|i keenly on' commission as on their own...
THE "WORKER" DIRECTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
THE 'WORKER ;«CpY. Societies in all parts of Queejisland are-rcquested to make use of this -column for the 'announcement of their general and special meetings,- secretaries' od^ dresses, social gatherings, election of-offioers and similar information. Members should see that the request is responded to. Up-country and coastwise societies particularly requested. No charge. ?
Who are "The People?" [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
^Wno are **Tne People V -JQjte^ogUBs. whadrinkund fight^and curse, Who take a life to steal -a-purse^ Still driving on f ronTBad m worse ? These caiihot Be the ^p^-le! ' Who beat their women, miscalled wives, -And. -foul^with^crime that never thrives, Blot love from out their children's lives ' —J?iese roughs^re not the People 1 All they ^of^ief tor hornv hand, 1 'Who in the mill or workshop stand, i Or dig our mines or till our-4andr=^ _ I Say, are not these the People t ' _..._,. _j;_ 1 All they who strive with heart and wil ~ 1 7?h'«rhrt'*wfc duty tn fulfil ? ? ? . 1 A.nd earn an honest living still i=^ ? . 'I SuTeiihese must be the People ! ^ *| Nay;--=they who toil with hands alone, _-- I To forge our metal, hew our stone— ? -' I Merely madiines of flesh and bone — | Can but be iialf the People? . I But thfey-rwhateVtEeir ^^ cfoss^or^state-— _ ? I Whose.minds^ontrol, wlibse minds create; ^~| Whose hands and heads make nations great ; ( 1 These tirinkers are the People ! 1 j^^Yi...
Eidsvold Ready to Ride. MARYBOROUGH, May 12: [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
Eidsvold Ready to Ride. .- ' ?' Marvbouough. May.12: ' . JEidsTOld Labo4iri}a^gainsation delegates here. Wire jiie, urgent, answer of -B.I^.N. Company, We standjhere-prejiiared-and anxious to meet all emergencies./ Don't give in one -trifle more. Can nutdown 'ttu?ee sixty -J$()0) horsemen fully equipped intwoiiou^s froin-ecciving your wire. Ifederated Ubpufjvjns^te-day. ' We «ay ll must be jprepared, if you want it, to v show tha Squatters' Association that we mean it. Our organisation prepared to send you th usand poundsrHbetine know. Urgent. .Collect.— ??;;,:??', ': . #OS: PRNSLASErDelegate.
BOARD TRUSTEES' ANNOUNCEMENTS. Subscription Rates. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
IjJBttMM? TRUSTEES' ANNOUNCEMENTS. f— -^-^ — '- — Su%seriptien=Ratesri — ^— ~— — ^gO^OJEfiATrVK SOCIETtES ] .. * _ and - j- Per Member per month Id. Contributing Societies ) . ~ : _ Sinolb Sdbscbibees, per year. . , . ? . . . . 2/ Sinolb Sujjsciub^rs, per copy .. .. ._^_Jd. Clubbing Rates. — £ &. Six - Annual -SuBsciMPTioNB-i*ent in together) .. 0^0 Thirteen Annual Subscriptions (sent in to Nineteen Annual SuBSCKi^ioNsJsent ? gether) 77 ~.. .. .. T7~ .. 110 Tavbnev-six Annual Subscriptions (sent in to gether) ._, -: .. ' .. ? 2 0 Us? All copies sent to any address -ordered. Friends of the movement sliould get up clubs aniong nonco*opcraliitj) workers. Tlvey can make wages at it if tliey want to, or can geta'few free copies for tlwmsclves by this weans for free (lystiibution. Agents' Rates. Per Do^eh (no returns) .. ..- .,' „.. 2s. 8d.; Terms, invariably Cash in Advance. Newsagents ana others are informed that all credit business must be done through Messrs. Gordon and Gatch....
LOOKING BACKWARD. 2000-1887. THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
^WffFftMWBfr*^ — ? '- — ? ? 8000*1887v' ~ ? ? THE GREAT REORGANISATION NOVEL. BY Author of 'Miss Ludington's Sister,' 'Dr. _Heideiwff'sJProcess,'L' A Nantucket Idyl,'Jfcc._ SUMMARY OP PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. A Boston college professoi'Jn the year 2000 sets out \_faMVrite, for xhe information of the enlightened people of that age, a novel comparing their perfect industrial organisation with the miserable struggle between Labour and Capital going on in the ybar 1887. from which epoch he had, by ex1braordinary-6ircumstances, survived.' Aftei; a mesmeric sleep of 113 yeas?, he wakes. Gradually it is proved to him that he is in the new Boston. ? !__.__ ? zz^_
Charters Towers Miners resolved. CHAPTERS TOWERS, May 5: [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
— Charters Towers Miners resolved. ChautUus Towebs. May 5 : Will arrange mass meeting, but give me all possible information by return, Your telegram scarcely explicit. W, itlGHARDS. Sec. Miuer^JDnion. . — — - . ^— Ohautehs ix)wehs, . IVlay 12 : ~ ? Lar^,Jind- iait3iiisiastic_ mass ^^ ^meeting held yesterday. iJiianiinously yresolved fo' siyijiQrt^ jxjsitidn~ of shearers in dispute if a strike occurs. 'atinersHiorouglily sympathise. Pleased to hear matter settled. '' ~ ~~ . _ ... W. RICHARBSr^ ? . ' --. ? ^- _ ' Sec. Miners' Union*
No title [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
While we write hu iiiutili upon que»Llu»» affecting the position of working'men, we should lie ver 4 orget t^t. there* is also a great Working jeojnaa^Lu^enu^J^iiQMi^ — ~-, — ^^'THEBombaba (N.S. W.) Heruld, --iu--cuiii- : nienting on the Wobkeb, remarks very aptly :— 'And most especially should it beread, studied, ^ and inwardly .digested by all sorts and conditions of womenT The conservatism' of tjie , sex is as marked j-sjbhse stripes of the zebra and nothing short; of centfiries o^~riTversified environment, or sudden social shock, will mollify eitherTihe one or the other. And it is tru]y^ useless and hopeles8*for . the men of Australia, or 6f any other country to be thinking^:. |;heorising, teaching, preaching, raving or cursingTio long as the women of to-day - _reipam_Jiidiffei^nt,_Qrn with the affectation of neither seeing nor hearing, decline to listen or refuse to^earn the living lesson of the times, '.?)',-., ' ? ?? ' '?''
Brothers Found in Unions. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
Brothers Found in Unions. Under the head of *' Prominent Members ' the Boston (XT. S. A.) Independent says ; — . 'The following gentlemen, will be found n -almost eyerylabour organisatidin— ^' ' Brother S wellhead who, on account of being dected-to an^office. imagines iie-owjis JAie-whole union and that if it were not for him the union j would perish. - j ' Brother XittlefaithTwho can't see any pro gress behind or anything but ruin ahead, He J attends the meetings once in six months and the] -jest of thetime he is wjhiningiatrbuBor fr^hten- 'j ing would-be applicants away from our doors, I lie should be frozen out at first opiwrtuiiity ; j trying fco convin'^ iriTn h« ia 'wrrmg~iB waste of 1 'iiffie. ^ —~--: — J 'Brother Doolittle, who is-ihe biggest man around when talking is to be done, but who takes 1 less part in the real work of the union than any J other man. He should be made chairman of the defunct committee without salary. ' - - j 'Broijjer^ltalkTidoMTelative ^ to the above...
EDITORS ANNOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
rr^'MrMNnMir. Friends will greatly oblige by fsen&ngj to the Editor, - WonKBu-iJffloej ; Wharf -Btreet, Bglsbano, any^crisp, brief, bright^ or otherwise interesting riotesron, Queens land or other Australian labourlmatters. Contributors of these notes, or of yarns, paragraphs, poetry or other matter, must not mind if ft is necessary to amend,. — eond^se ox^^ctijh^y^aaiyjrely on the beat being - done that ^an bo done. 7~r~ ? — —
THE FIGHT FOR FEDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 1 May 1890
m FIB H f Ffl R JHiimWJL The- recent struggle between the federated uiuoTifi i of Queensland and the Darling Downs '? PMtoralists1 Association, fortunately settled satisfacforily 1t-efore it actually reached the out 'TSlairof TiostilitiesTls^f suciTexiJreme inijwrt ance, as- marking the establishment pf the —'federation' ^irineiple ^^f^Q-ten^^ig^ssod-jyttd-- ~ogutended for, Hliat-a'iJermanent and jiopular ^reesrd of the affair 'has beeu aiusulered ajlvin able. A. si-ecial edition of the Worker has therefore been devotedjxrit, and is issued to the ,order of the bodies immediately interested, in cluding the Anmlgamated Shearers' Union. ? -?.--,„♦ # ♦ Thus prominently^ it is right that the fede rated unions should express jjheir heartfelt and Hasting appreciation of the brotherly geaeruus -ness with which the labour unions of Australasia rallied foi1 &he Cause of Labour. If anything were_needed to show tli^t* the— ''Federalaon ' time has come, the-events 6t Jday, 181*0, are mor...