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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
KEEL and WOOD, Tobacconists and Hairdressers, Burro wa- street? .Young. Jack Keel and ' Peg' Wood are going mates in the business, and will be glad to see old friends. Two doors from A.S.U. Office,' Young. Agents for The Hummer. DAN CURRIE, Mitchell Street, Bourke, WISHES to inform his friends that he has started in business as TOBACCONIST. ALL CHOICEST BRANDS OF CIGARS AND TOBACCO ON HAND. A First-class Hairdresser and Billiard Table on the Premises. gOURKE BRANCH A.S.U. NOTICE TO ALL SHEARERS. Seeing that the Pastoralists Union are ex acting conditions and terms by their adver tisement which are derogatory to the prin ciples of Unionism and Manhood, Shearers . are requested to make their engagements in the usual manner direct with Pastoralists. By their advertisement the P.U. are violat ing the spirit of the agreement entered into by the A.S.U. and P.U. at Sydney Conference of 7th and 8th August last year. A. ANDREWS, Chairman. W. WOOD, Secretary. Bourke, May 17th, 1892. NOTICE TO...
LUCINDA SHARPE ON SCHOOLING [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
XITCINDA SHARPE ON SCHOOLING ? ^ ^ (Worker.) Schooling is a great tiling, of course. Education, we are taught to believe as an article of faitli, is the one tiling that's making everybody happy and rich. But just how great schooling is and just how valuable education as we buy it is I never quite knew until a few years ago when a ?country schoolmaster gave me one of his ex periences. The inspector had come round to inspect ifclie country schoolmaster's school, you know, :and the scholars were marshalled up to have whole volleys of questions shot off at them, when to the' country schoolmaster's horror :and despair they got this charge of grape shot - .light square in the middle of 'em. 'Tell me,' quoth the inspector, slowly, and solemnly, it never striking either himself or the poor despairing schoolmaster that the .whole thing was -richly humorous. 'Tell me,' quoth lie, 'what were the battles in 'the wars of the Roses? And the date of ?each ? And the leaders on each side? And who wo...
BRIEF REPLIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
BRIEF REPLIES 'Lagoon:' Write ' The Duke' an offer. ? D. M'R. (Cooma) : Received ; will keep for reference. Non compos. ? — D. T. '? (Creswick) : We, have previously inserted the correction. You evidently misunderstood M'D.'s wire. If not satisfied we will pub lish the whole of the correspondence. ? 'Hank': We 'have the donkeys yoked up. Send some items. — — 'P.O.', A.J.S., ' Demos' : Crowded out. Many others ditto. ? ' L.F.' : Why not help us, the Cause needs soldiers. ;.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. Anyone who wants to- do honest business can advertise in the ' Hummer. ' We have no room for the greedy speculator or mono polist, the quack or the schemer. No paper can run straight for the people and hit every fraud and lie that exists which has to depend upon the favor of its adver tisers ; and the ' ' Hummer' ' . means to be in the fore -front of the Labor Movement while it intends to run honest till it runs down. For these reasons we cringe to no one for advertisements ; but all the same we ask Unionists to support their own paper by patronising those who advertise in it. The ' Hummer' is the only truly coopera tive weekly newspaper in Australia (except ing the Queensland Worker ) and all profits go towards its improvement. The ' Hummer' office is a recognised Union office . The only one in the 'Riverina . For, terms apply to the MANAGER.
THE STRAIGHT WIRE. TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
\ THE STRAIGHT WIRE. TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT. [By Cextbal.] . History teaches that executive power, when once acquired by a body of men, is. seldom lightly given up. In fact, whether in the affairs of a nation, a society, or a family, the ten dency is, on the part of the rulers, whether hereditary or elected, to re tain their governmental authority until long after their subjects have given undeniable evidence of a reasonable and natural desire for change in the form of government. Conservative Governments — all Go vernments, by the way, are more or less Conservative, owing, to the love of power evinced by the individuals in . whom that power is vested . for the time being-r-have from time imme morial utterly failed to allow for the inevitable evolution of thought, . and conditions of their subjects. As a consequence, reforms have been secretly frustrated, bitterly opposed, and ex asp eratingly delayed, until the whole fabrication of Government was on the point of being irrevocably shat...
OUR PLATFORM. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
OUR PLATFORM. The ' ' Hummer' ' advocates : (1) Trades Unionism and the Federation of Labor throughout Australia now . throughout the world in the near future; (2); Co-operation : Voluntary, municipal, and national. (3) Australia for Australian citizens, equality ?of the sexes, equal pay for equal work* (4) The complete political independence of the United Australian Commonwealth, on a basis of pure democratic Rep u blican - ism. , (5) The Referendum, the people their own ?Upper House. (6) Free land for a free people ; taxation of . land values. (7) In the event of an invasion, those who own the country to fight for it ; every body else to shift; up couutry out of harm's way. . (8) Those who believe in these reforms to assist in obtaining them by subscribing to the paper — 4s per annum. The ' Hummer' opposes.: (1) Black and yellow labor. (2) Imported Governors. (3) ' Freedom of contract' of the Employers' Union lop-sided variety. (4) Titles of rank j hereditary or otherwise. (6) Dea...
THEY'LL KICK YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
THEY'LL KICK YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN. ? : ? -♦ ? There's nothing surer in this world, In country or in town, If from Success' heights you're hurled — They'll kick you when you're down ! When Fortune smiles the world will fawn As though you wore a crown, But when the days in darkness dawn — They'll kick you when you're down ! No matter what you 'do it on,' None question your renown. Once break the ice you stand upon— They'll kick you when you're down ! Success brings followers teeming round To touch the silken gown ; They rob you while good things abound — And kick you when you're down ! ' The deeper you may plunge, in time The deeper you will drown, Success is virtue , failure crime — They'll kick you when you're down ! A. E. Grace. ? Bourke, N.S.W. [The above may not be up to much as poetry, nor is it of very great interest, but it is j ust, as persistent as Abbott, and a lot more truthful. — Ed.]
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 11 June 1892
SMOKE HO!: W. G. Spence will address a public meeting - at Wagga on the 21st inst. * * * * , Pastoralists Review says wages must come -down. So keep on organizing, lads ! # # # 'Wonder how many hours the farmers' ?delegates at Conference on June 21 will waste in discussing the bag question ? * N # # Stratton's Flour Mill. Echuca (Vic.), still v''« . * non-union. It. will be awkward for shearers ! this year if the cooks refuse to handle the i flour, won't it. ? * * # '. Our Creswick correspondent savs the Vic torian shearers won't, join the G.L.U., therefore amalgamation of both ITnions is ' Tieeessarv ^nd desirable. ' ^ * * * ' ' Miners No. 1 District. (Vic.) Executive con ?sideriner advisability of withdrawing from the Chief Council A.M. A. Reason alleged to be ' too much government.' # # # ? Look out for next. Hummer. - We reprint Arthur Rae's manifesto to his constituents, and a cartoon : ' The Toilers and Tillers or The Spoilers and Spillers.' # * # Organizer Spence sa.ys that D...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
THE HUMMER IS THE PROPERTY OF TEE UNIONS And is conducted by the Members for the Members. NO PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL Has the slightest interest in the Hummer , as we think it is about TIME WE KNOCKED OFF SUBSIDISING PRIVATE MONOPOLY. % EVERY UNIONIST should SUBSCRIBE to the paper, and thus IMPROVE HIS OWN PROPERTY. GET YOUR MATES TO SUBSCRIBE. THE HUMMER 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 ? is -The Official Organ Ol^THE Associated Biverina Workers. Price, 4s per Annum, in advance Single Copy, Id. THE HXJMMER 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 advertisers and the monied class are al...
BOURKE BREEZES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
BOURKE BREEZES. Dear Hummer, The shearers held their monthly committee meeting on Tuesday. There was a whole lot of business to transact, and they had to adjourn till Friday night to get through. Mr G. E. Lewis was appointed to act as Returning Officer for the taking of all ballots during the coming year, and it was decided that nominations for. Branch offices be called for the 22nd August, ballot, to commence on 7 th September. This, it is argued, should allow plenty of time for a very large propor tion of members recording1 their votes. The ballots on Federation and amalgamation are to be taken simultaneously with those for the Accident Fund and Levy, and probably that.on the co-operative newspaper Avill be taken at the same time. *' * * *?„ Work big man', s Paradise is moving off fairly' well. We've got rid of over sixty copies, and have orders for close on another score. Bob M'Gregor is setting a good line in that direction. Writing from Goondubluie, he says—.' ' There's only fi...
KATIE'S PRIZES. (An Incident of the Strike of 1890.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
KATIE'S PRIZES. (Ah Incident of the Strike of 1890.) . [By Hello. Cextral.] ' 'Buy a paper, please sir ?' ' Only four left, sir ?' Thus a childish treble one night in Sydney, just as the last stragglers were hurrying home from the various places of amusement, and the hotels were closing for the night. It was a wan-looking face that met my gaze as I looked towards the owner of the tremulous voice. A face old before its time, and pinched by want. The boy wasn't more than nine years old, but he looked at least thirteen, scantily clad, barefoot and ragged. A hat that had once been a man's boxer, but the brim had parted company with the crown half way round, and hung down on his shirt collar behind, and an old stirrup leather, in which were slung his newspapers, seemed to have sunk into his shoulder, and caused an unnatural hollow there. ' No coat, not even an apology for one ; the night was bitterly cold, and the rain-'drizzled down in a kind of a misty shower, being ever and anon caugh...
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETI TION. Dear Hummer, — Max Hirsch, to whom I send fraternal regards, misunderstands the purport of my letter, yet am I willing to agree with any one that my arguments are pretty well lost m a jungle. Still, it somewhat puzzles me to understand how Mr Hirsch has arrived at the .conclusion that I said that the community make the goods. I do not think I said that, al though I did say the community created the surplus value, and I am pretty certain that Robert Stevenson would never, have dreamt of attempting to invent a locomotive if folks had not been so numerous that a stage coach two or three times a week had not been a necessity. The wants and needs of a com munity give the ' Edisons and. Stevensons ideas, and the thirst for admiration gives the necessary incentive. For the rest, I hold that the inventor, re ceives just and full payment for his work if he receives all he needs in the shape of the where withal to supply him with home, clothes, books, and all tha...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
MISSING FRIENDS. Harry Devenish, shearer, left Melbourne four years ago. — Communicate with John Devenish, Bull and Mouth Hotel, Mel bourne. Michael O'Keefe, left Liverpool for . Mel- bourne in December, 1858. Last heard of in 1863 from Gulf Diggings. Son John enquires. Send information to W. W. Lyght, Box 279, G.P.O., Melbourne.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
—NOW ONM-NOW ON!!! W. SMYTH & CO'S. CHEAP SALE! CHEAP SALE! Surplus Stock of DEAPEEY, CLOTHING, BOOTS and SHOES. Wonderful Bargains. Come and See. Note the Address — - The Popular* Cheap Cash Draper's DUBLIN HOUSE, Baylis-street, ? - Wagga Wagga. NOTICE Public Meeting WILL BE HELD AT THE TOWN HALL WAGGA, on TUESDAY, JUNE 21, AT 7.30 P.M. AN address will be delivered by Organizer Spence of the, A.S.U. and G.L.U., on 'Required Reforms and How to Obtain Them.' MR G. D. Clark, M.L.A., will address the meeting on the ' Political Situation.' . BOURKE BRANCH LABOE ELECTOEAL LEAGUE. MEMBERS of the above are notified that the HALF-YEARLY SUB SCRIPTION of 2s is noAV due. W. WOOD, - [' Hon Sec. June 13, 1892. ? The best' book for women workers ever published— Working man's Paradise.
THE DRINK QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
THE DRINK QUESTION. Dear Hummer, It is a long time since I last wrote you on u Class Distinction.' Tlie fact is, through overwork and late hours during Easter time, making dresses, I was compelled to re linquish my employment for a time, and am only now getting well again. * * . * I am pleased, though, to notice'tliat others of my sex have followed my example and written to you about the desirability of a sisterly unity existing between the women toilers. I am sure that a great many of us are exceedingly' grateful to you for the lively interest ybu are taking in the. welfare ?of the womeii. For my own part, you have my warmest thanks ;. may you continue to advocate our cause with beneficial results; may you become prosperous and reap the just, re ward of your good work; and may you be the partial means of rectifying the . unequal conditions under whu^ the toilers now suffer, is my prayer. * # ? * But I am going away from my subject. .y_ In The Hummer of May 28th I read the report of...
ENGONIA NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
ENGrONIA NOTES*. ? [By Zozimus, Out Back.] , Some of the stations about here are getting their sheds ready for shearing time. The accommodation for the men at some of them is disgraceful. The huts at one big station near here are merely hovels, and totally unfit for human beings to occupy. I was grafting at Millionaire Tyson's Brewarra - shed, fifty miles from here, last shearing. A descrip tion of the accommodation may bfe of interest to your readeirs. . The sleeping apartments . were inferior tents, through which, when it rained; .a fine thick mist descended on the unfortunate occupant. Th^dining-rooms consisted of a few boughs^ thrown across some forks,, and the cook's galley was four forked sticks, across which saplings wer^j , thrown, and the lot was covered with a single bullock hide, which, when the heat of the fire reached it, assumed a lovely and fantastic shape. The whole concern was, designed- and built by some of Tyson's black architects. When it rained one was ankle -de...
A REMINISCENCE OF LAST WINTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
A REMINISCENCE OF LAST WINTER. ? -qp ? By R. B. T. One afternoon last winter as I trudged through the Fitzroy Gardens (Melbourne) on my way homeward., after a day spent in vain search for a master, a feeling of weariness overcame me and I sat down on one of the garden benches to think over my position. One end of the seat was already occupied by a young woman rather poorly dressed, whose face bore unmistakable trace of recent dis sipation, and a look that seemed to answer in the negative that much vexed conundrum which perplexes so many ' ciyilized' mortals to-day. 'Is life worth living, ' she said, noticing my wearied look ; ' ' you seem down hearted, comrade. I know that look well ; you have been looking* for a master. ' ' Having an intense repugnance to drink I retorted somewhat unkindly. I told her I was not so foolish as to seek solace in drink. Poor fel low, said she cynically, you are wise, yet you belong to the same class as I. How so, said I sharply ? There is but little di...
INVERELL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
INVEBELL ITEMS Dear Hummer, Things still quiet. The quietus the railway received at the hands of the M.L.C. and Works Committee members has knocked the stuffing out. of the place, and roosters who were struttin' (Jarsey style) about, figurin' up difference in rent, land values, etc., were enormous. Strange, too, rate assessors fixed values as if railway were here, and had rail way been a certainty assessed wouldn't have minded, but now they say ' proputty' has depreciated 25 per slient, and wail aloud. Railway ought to connect . Inverell with coast. Centralization curse to . worker. Ms.L.C. said line would not pay. Fancy Coonanbarra Davies an authority on figures and finances. Bali, bah, J' annery ! . Strikes me no loss would eventuate. Anyhow, rooster's tail in mud. _ ... * % ' * How is this for high ? Man arrested, charged being drunk. Sentence— TWO MONTHS WITHOUT OPTION. Result: Appeal. P.M. s.ees he made a ' bloomer. Man released after 48 hours. ,'Tis whis pered charge-sheet sti...
MELBOURNE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 18 June 1892
MELBOURNE NOTES. [By J. W. F.] * At the Yarra Bank on Sunday the follow ing resolution was carried unanimously : — il That this meeting* considers that Parlia mentary trimmers and boodlers should be tolerated no longer by the Victorian De mocracy, and that in view of W. A. Tren wit-h's attitude towards the unemployed and its leaders, he be at once called upon to resign his position as ' leader of the Labor Party— a party which he is attempting to make tools to the Shiels Government.' A ?collection of £2 14s Lid was taken up to assist the starving women and children. -*? * * Two thousand unemployed held a torch-, light procession on Thursday night. A \ large .number of women were present, with children in arms. Fifty torches lit up the scene, and banners were held up by female 1 demonstrators. Some of the inscriptions ran — ' Clergymen save our souls and starve our bodies. Wake up to your duty !' . Future deputations 'will consist of (skeletons) — ' What we have come to.' ' Govern me...