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BOURKE BREEZES [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
BOURKE BREEZES Deae, Hummer, We are all really sorry i he Executive Council of the A.S.U. has refused permission to the Wagga Branch to enter into co-operative contracting. T6 is now 18 months since a ballot of the members was authorized on this question, ' and it is a standing disgrace to the other branches that Wagga was the only one which carried out its duties in this respect. The ballot in that Branch was declared in favor by an overwhelming majority, and how, in tne face of this, the Council can justify its refusal. remains to be seen. Its a problem wh^ch will have to be faced at some time, and I am of the ' opinion that it would ' be good policy in any case to allow the Wagga Branch to make a start. Yes,' of course it is possible % they, might fail in the first attempt ; but such a failure, by showing the delects, would only direct, the way to ultimate success. Anyway, axmrt from that, I for one don't like the' idea of punihhing one branch for the negligence of others. Its ju...
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
SMOKE HO!! -.??. ? ? .» ? = ? ? The best book for women workers ever ?published — Working man's Po 'radise. ; .. * * * Hittmann, Tree Labor agent in every Australian city advertises that he can supply laborers to employers and free passes can also 3E SECURED. - * * * . . The London County Council has passed a :resolution on the motion of John Burns that .all the Council employees shall be paid Union' wages and work Union hours. Thousands of unemployed at Chicago, and ? misery reigns supreme, tlie coming world's fair notwithstanding. The newspapers are ?conspiring to hush lip the real state of .affairs. ' . The boss of Kentucky (not the old slave - State) is agitating for the Murray squatters ~to insist on the pound deposit for shearing jpens. Wunnamurra and several others told Ihim to go to Billy Hazes. # * * Strike of London tailors against reduction ?of wages consequent on the influx of foreign labor. Salisbury declares for Protection. Wonder if he means to poll tax cheap .Europea...
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETI TION. Dear Hummer, Bob M' Cook is on the warpath, and I cal culate he has dragged a mighty lot of wool over his eyes, to say nothing of the fog which enveloped his mind when he asserts that the community do not create the value of implements of production. Reckon rail ways, ships, and machinery are the result of population. Certainly they would be value less were the population of the world limited to a few families. Edison's inventions would never have been known had there been no miners, no boiler-makers, coal lumpers, builders, bricklayers, butchers, bakers, sea men, and other laborers of every grade and calling. Honestly, the wants and needs of the inhabitants of the world created Edison and every other inventor, also poets, novel ists, economists, etc. Just here I want to assure Bob M'Cook that I mentioned inven tors particularly because I have a notion that a few more inventions will see the light, dud I don't risk the inventions to imagine that they ar...
HELP THE MILL LABORERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
HELP THE MILL LABORERS. The Secretary of the Mill Employees Union writes to say that the firm of D.. Strati on aud Co., flour millers, Echuca, has been declared non-union. Unionists should, help the millers by using -flour made by uiiion labor only. This is tne ear mark : D. STRATTON& COMPANY, ROLLER. FLOUR MILLS, ECHUCA.- . In '86 this, firm imported cheap, three year ongagement, twelve-hours a day laborers from Germany, to down Unionism. In 1S90 they signed the Eight Hour agreement, but since the. mari- time strike have openly violated the rules.
LUCINDA SHARPE ON "PLACEMENT." [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
ITJCINDA SHARPE ON 'PLACE- MENT.' If you've ever had the toothache, you ought to know the meaning of ' nostrums.' The first body you meet says that St. Bar tholomew's Oil Avill be a sure cure, and the ' next -feels hurt if you don't put a piece of cat-skin in your boot, and another one- sug- gests cooked onions as a poultice, and others won t be satisfied until you have made yourself blind witli pinches of snuff or sick with a piece of tobacco — and still your teeth keep on aching, and will stick to it until somebody happens to, let you know ?that as long as you're well otherwise your teeth won't bother you a little bit, andthat the real cure is to get your liver into working ?order, and to loose your corset strings, and not wear tight boots. When you've tried that, and found it work like a charm, it suddenly dawns on you that to try to 'cool 'boiling water without taking it off the fire is an easy thing compared to trying to ease :an ache Avhile .' the cause of the ache is at work ...
INVERELL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
INVERELL ITEMS TBy De Watcbe.1 Marvel of marvels ! The discontented have arisen. The tradesmen of Inverell objv.-6t t - working 58 hours a week. Result — meetings. \ held, deputation appointed, . yours only 'in front, employers colloque in solemn conclave — movement set back. Men ask to work 56 hours at same pay ; difference to bosses- ^19/29d per hour. Two bosses, employing about one man between them, wont give in. Self pre dominates with 'others. Result of. bosses, talk — men get concession of knocking off at 10 o'clock on Saturday night if lost time is ?made up throuijh the week. ? When I' heard the resolution methought I! was Balaam, only there were more long ears; than one. . Concession, quoth I, and make it up ! Yea, verily, 'quoth' the spokesman of Balaam's friends. Woe be to the hotch potch combination we call the (June's Eng lish, for, peace be with thee long ears, this resolution be a disgrace to the sense of thy brother lontr ears and- a gig-antic satire on that same Qune...
BRIEF REPLIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
BBIEF EEPLIES '?* Sandy Scott: 'The Oasis of Kerberah' .was attributed by mistake to our contributor .'Old JBritt. ; Max. Hirsch, another of* our -helpers, was the author. Each contributor - has a?' signature like a fearful nightmare,- and you couldn't distinguish ? either from a small boy's sketch of a crosscut saw, without a lot of practice — hence the trouble:* ? A.,J. K. : .Received ; many thanks. ? l ' Roysterer : ' . No space for v accounts of local dog* fights. Send items of .general interest only. ? ' ' Constant Reader' ' : Of course you are ; but as your letter about the local races, the scliool pic-nic, and the size , of Barney Fly mi's pumpkins contains nothing of even passing interest to the world of labor we can't publish if. ? W.E.S. (Na'randera) : Have noticed. ? -J. B. (Alburyj : The 'Summer is not recognized as a local paper, and we don't want it, to be. Our circulation is. not confined to Wagga district any more tHan'r the Labor movement is. We have.more subscriber...
THE SHEARING SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
THE SHEARING SEASON The Sydney Daily Teleyraph has a report of an interview with Whitely King, secretary 'j of the Pastoralists Union. .'?-'? iThat dapper little gentleman says ' that; in spite 'of Vthe rough time the squatters are Having from rabbits and I drought, . etc. , etc. , they, are not going to, reduce the rate of shearing, this season. . '? . . * YEEe considers that as the benevolent s- squatters are feeding large numbers of travelling unemployed ' this' fact speaks volumes for theKfaii; dealing and generosity of the. pastoralists generally.' Of course it does. ? Any-,' way Wnitely King couldn't-, say ? less than that for £1000' a^year. Paid ;; -agitators' statements. -'ffrVV'gen erally taken 'with, a big grain, of salt you ' know, and this ' ' large, army of unemployed' is beginning., to realize the fact that land. monopoly by squatters and banks and syndicates ' is what keeps them unemployed and hungry, and gives the squatter an opportunity, to. .cut wages; which he is ...
"REPUBLICAN RAE" [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
' KEPUBLICAN RAE' . ' Arthur Rae, , the Murrumbidgee Labor member of Parliament, left Wagga on. Wed nesday last on a short visit to his aged;, parents in New Zealand. Our little member' *will learn all 'he can of the new democratic legislation, which is making Maoriland a place of special interest to the world just now : and will also assist the Labor move ment by bringing back to us reliable infor mation concerning the condition of our brother workers across the herring-pond. Mr Rae bears credentials from the N.S.W. Government, which* will secure him the greatest facilities for acquiring information from the various Government departments in the sister colony, and Australian Unionists have made him the medium for the convey ance of the warmest fraternal greetings to organized workers of New Zealand. The' following Unions handed Mr Rae credentials: ?Trades and Labor Council of N.S.W., Aus tralian Labor Federation of Queensland, Knights of Labor, A.S.U. and G.L.U. (Wagga Branches), a...
LAND AND LABOR IN MAORILAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 4 June 1892
LAND AND LABOR IN MAORI ?' . LAND. The New Zealand Government is about to establish a Department of Labor, with W. P. Reeves, the present Minister of Educa tion, in charge. Statistics will be collected, . aud an annual report presented to Parlia ment. % % * Mr P. A. Buckley, N.Z; AttorneyrGeneral, was in Sydney the other day., and gave a Press, representative some interesting par ticnlars of the effects of the recent legisla tion in New Zealand. The country is simply - humming along, and all the growling is coming from, the class which has never paid its fair share of taxation, and naturally bucks at the first taste. More to. follow we hope. . * * * Mr Buckley spoke in terms of great praise of the results oi: the. perpetual leasing system and the ' special settlement,' and -village settlement schemes. The ' special'.' settlements' arc run under a co-operative system, 'which is worth studying. , Each man has a township lot, and so mucli rural land, within easy distance of the central...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
THE HUMMER IS THE PROPERTY OF THE UNIONS, -? / And is conducted by the Members for , ?.*» the Members. NO PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL Eas the slightest interest in the lELummer , as we think it is about * ? V* - v . ' ^ TliiiE WE KNOCKED OFF SUBSIDISING PRIVATE MONOPOLY. EVERY UNIONIST ould SUBSCEIBE to the paper, and thus IMPROVE HIS OWN PROPERTY. GET YOUR MATES TO SUBSCRIBE. THE HUMMER s Is the smartest Co-operative Labor Journal in the colony. Those who supply the news are in touch with the Labor movement, and understand all .about it. THE HUMMER The Official Organ OP THE Associated Kiyerina TV orkers. ? Price, 4s pep, Annum, in advance - Single Copy, Id. THE HUMMER has a wider circulation than any other Co-operative Labor Journal in New South Wales. The workers never did and never . will obtain any benefits from the papers owned by wealthy syndicates and controlled by the capitalistic class, as such papers are run solely for speculative purposes, . and conse quently the interests of adve...
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Those workers who desire to learn more of the world-wide labor movements, may obtain the following books at the 'Hummer' office, postage paid: — WORKING^ MAN'S PARADISE ... 2 10 Co-operative Commonwealth (Gronlund) ? .. .. 14 Conventional Lies of our Civilization ? (Nordau) .. .. .. .. 3 4 Csesars Column (Donnelly) .. . . . 0 8 The Old Order and the New (Davidson) 1 '2 Looking Backward (Bellamy) . . 0 8 Social Tangle (Micliaelis) .. . . 0 8 Pro gress and Poverty (George) . . 12 Social Problems (George) . . ..12 New Australian Co-operative Settlement Association Rules and basis of or ganisation (Argentine Scheme) . . 0 1 'Australian Workman,' per annum 4 0 ' Queensland Worker' ... . . 5 0 Or any other labor bookvor newspaper pub lished in the English language at cost price. Send stamps or M.O. to W. W. HEAD, Hummer' Office, WaggA.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
NOTICE To Shearers. THE OFFICE SYSTEM TTNIONISM means that all are to have an equal chance of employment. THEREFORE the system of sending a' POUND to secure a pen is not Unionism. NO MATTER whether the Premium is paid to the Squatter or to the P.U. Secretary, it is equally wrong, and »o Unionist should do it. Cgnference Agreement will be used. SAME AS LAST YEAR. ENGAGEMENTS AS USUAL— DIRECT WITH THE SHEEPOWNER. W. W. HEAD, Secretary. Wagga Branch A.S.U., April 8tli, 1892. NOTICE COLLECTORS QUEENSLAND STRIKE. SeveraL Receipt Books of the above have not yet been returned. Please forward at once. J. C. STOPPELBEIN, Treasurer. W. W. HEAD, Secretary. VIADUCT HOTEL MBS JUPPENLATZ, Proprietress. This well-known house is repleto with every comfort for Travellers. Secure and handy grass paddocks free. GOOD STABLING. THE MARVEL OF THE AQE^ GRANDPA'S MAGIC SALVE. rjlHE most wonder mar^et- Is a positive jrft I) ~ V jA cure for all local Skin Eruptions, Gathered mkfe: . jp-v* ISH Breasts, Fester...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
MISSING FRIENDS. $ Harry Devenish, shearer, left Melbourne four years ago. — Communicate with John Devenisli, Bull and Mouth Hotel, Mel bo urne. Michael O'Keefe, left Liverpool for Mel bourne in December, 1858. Last heard of in 1863 from Gulf Diggings. Sou John enquires. Send information to W. W. ? ~ Lyght, Box 279, G.P.O., Melbourne.
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETI TION. Dear Hummer, Larry Petri e, to whom I send greeting, is quite right. It is the community and not the individual laborer that makes all goods. ' ' The wants and needs of the inhabitants of the world,' to use his own words, 'make' everything. . Consequently, the loafing sun downer and the loafing landowner stand on the same level as the industrious worker. They all have the same wants and needs, and as these wants and needs, and not labor, make everything, they all are equally entitled to the result of the workers' labor. Therefore, I have resolved to do no more work. Why should I, seeing that my wants and needs remain the same, .whether I work or not, and that these will make all things which I do want ? That labor, the — individual labor of individual men, makes everything, is one of the exploded' fallacies of a degenerate civilization. All men can be idle, and yet all will have ^everything they want. Hurrah for Socialism, and the coming Revolution — wi...
THE LAND FOR THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
THE LAND FOR THE PEOPLE . — w ? The following is an extract from Arthur Rae's manifesto to his constituents : — 1 ' ' In this connection I would reply to the ac cusation levelled at me, that I ain guilty of the crime of being a ' Single Taxer,' by saying that although. the assertion is not true, it is either blind malice or ignorant prejudice to attach- discredit to a mere word, and condemn doctrines without attempting to refute them. The 13th plank of the Labor Platform on which I was elected demands—' The recog nition in our Legislative enactments of ,the natural and inalienable rights of the whole community, to the land — upon which all must live, and from which by Labor all wealth is produced — by the taxation of that value which accrues to land by the presence and needs of the community, irrespective of im provements effected by. hunian exertion.' Great, as are the reforms to be advocated by the Farmers' Conference, they will only be partial in effect and of temporary benefit u...
MELBOURNE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
MELBOURNE NOTES- I [By J. W. F.] I Three hundred starving women, with babies in arms, paraded through the streets of Mel bourne last Wednesday. One lady, a heroine, speaking to her. sisters, said: ' Conie put ! Show yourselves! Don't be ashamed! Your little ones are 'crying for bread which you cannot supply. Some of your children are without clothes or shoes, and you keep them in doors. Watch them slowly starve to death. Why ? Because the fear of shame terrorises and prevents you from openly demonstrating to the world that, you and yours are very much in need. ^Sisters, I know,' she said, ' it, is hard to be poor, and let the world know it, because the world frowns on poverty. But think! Your little ones are dying! They Want, nourish ing, and you shut them up. What do you do ? Listen ! You slowly mnrder those children whom you love dearly.' These women then proceeded to the Age office, and gave three groans for that capitalistic sheet. Then the police began to bustle the helpless wo...