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SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 9 July 1892
SMOKE HO!! British elections are on, and the G-ladstonites have gained eight new seats. One Labor member returned so far. * * # Shearing has commenced at Boorara, and the lads send to Bourke Secretary 'Woods for two dozen Hummers weekly. In Tirana the other day two able bodied jm en offered to w ork for ten shillin gs \3er week and find themselvesv They were very hungry. », ^ # * # Gr.L.XJ. members at Grundagai are forming a District Committee. A workers reading-room is suggested in connection therewith. Bob Stevenson opened the A..S.TJ. and G-.L.U. agency at Hay last Monday. He writes to say that there are a good many men about waiting for a ' ' cut in, ' and that grass is very scarce. * ' . A writer from Oooma says that the workers are treated to two doses of Mercury every week, and, worst of all, it is generally' mixed with ' Abbottisrns' and the cheerful ravings of that other politico-economic mon strosity, ' One of the People.' # # . * Larry Petrie, acting for the Execu tive G-...
THE BROKEN HILL STRIKE [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 9 July 1892
THE BROKEN HILL STRIKE On Monday morning five thousand Broken Hill. miners came out against the. proposed introduction of the contract system, which means a reduction of wages. The directors. say it means a rise in wages. *. *. *. Mine-owners have deliberately broken the agreement drawn up. in 1890. That agreement provided for arbitration in the* event of either party wishing to terminate it. Miners willing to arbitrate, bosses not. Want more profits, of course. * * * Bosses swear the miners won't do a fair thing under daily wage system. Miners sav 'You're another.' * . * * The people of Broken Hill sympathise with, the miners, ditto Premier Kingston, S.A. N.S.W. Government also sympathise, and are sending up a squad of police to keep 'law and order.' No disturbance as yet. Mines closely picketed. - Managers say all the mines are safe. Miners doubt it strongly. ' * * # Butchers at Broken.' 'Hill,'' who are owned by the Pastoralists Union, have received notice that all stock sales in...
BRIEF REPLIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 9 July 1892
BRIEF REPLIES D. Stevenson, Tilpa : Glad to hear from you. ? Bilious Holida'y : Your mark is get ting lonely. ? Whiteiy King: We don't want you to. get sacked by the Pastoralists Union, so W&.1 not re-print the letter alleged to be written by a ' non-union shearer.' If you took a turn at the shears awhile you would be able to write ever so much more like a ' non-union shearer than at present. Try it. Zozimus : All you say is true, and your letter is funny enough to make the old fellow rave worse than ever. But although he chooses to adopt the 'tread on the tail of my coat' style, depend upon it he knows he is all at sea, and feels like crawling down a crab-hole. No use over-doing it you know. ?? ? T. O'Donnell (Goulburn) : Received, and handed to artist. When we get our cartoon department properly going we. will see that lunatics and other things have every atten tion. . ',''''
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 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) ? .. .. .. 1 4 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 (Michaelis) . . . . 0 8 Progress and Poverty (George) . . 1 2 Social Problems (George) . . 1 2 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 book or 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 — 16 July 1892
NOTICE To Shearers. THE OFFICE SYSTEM TTNIONISM*- means that all are to have U 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 no Unionist should do it. Conference Agreement will be used. SAME AS LAST YEAR. i* ENGAGEMENTS AS USUAL— DIRECT WITH THE SHEEPOWNER. ' W. W. HEAD, Secretary. . Wagga Branch A.S.U., April 8th, 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 MRS JUPPENLATZ, Proprietress. This well-known house is repleta with every comfort for Travellers. Secure and handy grass paddocks free. GOOD STABLING. THE MARVEL OF THE AGE. GRANDPA'S MAGIC SALVE. FjlHE most wonder ed''' ever piaced oti th® market. Is a positive A cure for all local Skin ?Kpjv . Breasts, Festering t...
OUR PLATFORM. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 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 f-pr equal work. (4) The complete political independence of tne United Australian Commonwealth, on a basis of pure democratic Republican 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 country 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, hereditary or otherwise. (6) Dear law and all l...
WORSE THAN MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
WORSE THAN MARRIAGE A bachelor, old and crankj , Was sitting alone in liis room ; His toes with the gout were aching*, And his face was o'erspread with g'loom. No little ones' shouts disturbed him, 4 From noises the house was free'; In fact, from the attic to cellar, ? Was quiet as quiet could be. No medical aid was * lacking ; The servants answered his ring, Respectfully heard his orders, And supplied him with everything. But still there' was something wanting, Something he couldn't command : The kindly words of compassion, The touch of a g* en tie hand. And he said, as his brow 'grew darker And he rang for the hireling nurse : 'Well, marriage may be a failure, But this is a blamed sight worse ! ' Boston Courier.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
; jgOURKE BRANCH A.S.U. NOTICE TO ALL SHEARERS. Seeing tliat 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 8tli August last year. A. ANDREWS, Chairman. W. WOOD, Secretary. ?, Bourke, May 17th, 1892. BOURKE BRANCH LABOR ELECTORAL LEAGUE. MEMBERS of the above are notified that the HALF-YEARLY SUB SCRIPTION of 2s is now due. W.WOOD, Hon Sec. r June 13, 1892. . \ NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE GLU WAGGA BRANCH. THE FEDERATION BALLOT It Has been decided to extend the time for taking above ballot until JULY 25. Those who have not voted should at once procure ballot papers from the office or D.C. Secretaries. W. W. HEAD, Acting Secretary. . May 4, 1892. NOTICE t...
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
HENRY GEORGE ON COMPETI TION. Dear Hummer, — Larrie Petrie runs so quickly, lam getting out of breath following him. From the statement that the community makes all wealth, we get to the one that it made the ' surplus value' only, and now we have ar rived at the third, viz., 'that the community - renders certain services to individuals.' If this means ' to all individuals' I can at last cordially agree with Mr Petrie. But is it not rather unfair, that in making those three different statements, he should pretend that they all mean the same thing P Clearly,' if the - community makes all wealth; then all indi vidual property is unjust ; if the community makes 4 ' surplus value, ' ' individual property in this surplus value, and in this value alone, is unjust ; if it only renders services, then everything is right as long* as it renders those services equally to all, with preference for men. Preferential services alone are unjust. ~ Now what services can the community render. It can sa...
BALLOTS AND BULLETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
BALLOTS AND BULLETS. ? ^ ? Dear Hummer, — ,, (rood as your contemporary, the Queens land Worker , is, and clever as its editor may be, I sli o u Id ad v ise h im n ot to stand against . his' window when throwing road-metal. He says that The Hammer will be getting an extra dose of r abuse if it. publishes any more such letters as the one I sent you under the above title, which he says is mere blather skiting, anyway, and so on. In the pre ceding page of the same Worker appears a poem concluding tliusly : May the Unions right us let, us sing it, When they can't let us take to the sword.' Where's the difference in the sentiment P - Don't you know ? The Worker editor, in addition to being a little more consistent, ought to have under stood that the writer did hot advocate the iise. of force, but as all authority is exercised by force, and all Governments are composed of unscrupulous minorities who hold possession and control of the forces necessary to coerce the majorities into submissi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 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 mojio , 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 cring-e to no. one for : - advertisements; but all the same we ask , Unionists to support their own paper by1' patronising* those who advertise in it. ' ? The ' Hummer' is the only truly co- opera- 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. BOURKE BRANCH A S H- 4 n^TOMINATIONS of Members to fill the * ' J3I positions of Chairman,...
CONSISTENCY, THOU ART A JEWEL! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
CONSISTENCY, THOU ART A JEWEL! ? ? ? ? V . V Dear Hummer, I see by report of A.S.U. Executive' Council meeting held at Wagga lately that a resolution was carried informing G-oulburn. Branch that they would be quite within their Branch rights in sending a delegate to the proposed newspaper conference, and recom mending those Branches which had not yet appointed their delegates to do so at once. Now, the last Conference ruled by reso lution that no funds could be spent in journalistic ventures until a plebiscite ot ail the members had agreed to same. If this newspaper conference doesn't mean, the ex penditure of funds in journalistic purposes, what does it mean? Are the delegates to pay their own expenses F If not, then the recommendation of the Council is utterly at variance with Conference decision, and I am surprised that the very individuals who made so light of constitutionalism at Conference, in the matter of censuring Wagga and Bourke Branches for expending funds in a certain w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
'T^TOTIOE is hereby given that on and after J3I the 30th APRIL, 1892, the Cobar Branch Office will be REMOVED to Coonam ble, where, after this date, the business of the Branch will be conducted under the name of ' COBAR BRANCH, No. 4, Office, COO NAMBLE. The business of the Branch will bo con-, ducted as heretofore by Wm. PEUCY, and all correspondence should be addressed W. PERCY, Secretary Cobar Branch A.S.U., Coonainble. By order. \
SMOKE HO!! [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
SMOKE HO!! x Maoriland financial statement is de scribed as the most satisfactory on record. Shearers and Laborers are notified that the Bookham District Committee meets at the Federal Hotel on July 30. Delegates from most branches A.S.U. and G-.L.U. meet representatives ? ' ' of H-\mmer and Worker in conference at Sydney this Saturday. Our Cobar friends consider the shearing- season will be a g-ood one — especially for the squatters. Too much Labor Bureau is the big trouble there as elsewhere. Navvies wages in the Wagga district have never been less than 8s per day until this winter. A local -contractor has a gang oil at 7s. Reason — idle land, idle men, and Labor Bureau. .Republican Bae, the Murrumbidgee Labor member, who is at present in New Zealand, sends- lis some notes taken while , ' travelling through Tasmania, but pressure on ^ our space, etc. At the ordinary District Committee meeting at Narandera last Saturday up :-s'1 wards of 75 members rolled up, and made v ^ things hu...
NEW ZEALAND LABOR AND POLITICAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
NEW ZEALAND LABOR AND POLITICAL NOTES [by HANK MOllG-AN.] Miss Morrison, Secretary of the Dunedin 'Tailoresses Union, is in the North Island on an organizing tour. She has been holding successful meetings in Auckland, and has formed a Tailoresses Union there. Sir G-eorge ?Grey has accepted the honorary position of Vice-President, and at the time of receiving* latest advices there were about 600 members, ' leaving about 300 yet unorganized but ? p 1 1 ? : ? ? j _ i ? rapidly iauing into line. . Miss Ada Whitehorn, acting Secretary of the Dunedin Union, received me most cor dially. She is a working tailoress herself, :and strikes one as being, both mentally and physically, a fine specimen of the Southern Maorilander. ? ' . The Dunedin Tailoreses Union fluctuates in numbers owing to marriages and removals. It numbers , about 1000 . on the books, of which fully 800 are in. good financial stand . ing. ?/ ? The acting Secretary informs me that the ?ojjposition lias to a great extent died ...
ANTS IN THE BILLY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
ANTS IN THE BILLY. TriumphantDemocracyProtection to-Monopoly Carnegie reduced wages at Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 20 per cent, and 80,000 workers are on strike and some have rifles. Fifty hired Pinlcerton police, armed and kept by the American monopolists to shoot down * strikers essayed to quell the distubance with - the result that 'most of them were either shot by the miners or fried -to death in burning petroleum which the latter set alight and afloat on the river amongst the Pinkerton boats. The cable says that the G-overnment troops are ordered, to the scene of the trouble, and the stikers threaten to blow the whole business into smithereens if the Grovernnient troopfe fire on them. Many of the Pitts burgh men are Huns and Slavs imported by Carnegie some -time ago to. take the places of the American workmen, who had also kicked against a reduction of wages. A Hun is just naked hell when he starts fighting. * * . * . J ack Parker, who, with his brothers, lias started a white man's veg...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
One of the events of the British, elec tions is the defeat of H. H. Champion, who had the ' knocker' to run as a Labor candidate for South Aberdeen. He got badly beaten. - Most Australians will say with us — ' GJ-ood enough for him.' The ants are in his billy.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 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.
HERE AND THERE IN THE BACK COUNTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hummer — 16 July 1892
HERE AND THERE IN THE BACK COUNTRY. [By 'Paroo.' Elsinore station, following the lead of Nocoleche, refused . to give the shed hands 30s per week, so they all left the station. Pending t-lie arrival of some Labor Bureau men at 25s per week, the ' parlor' push have been sworn in for picking up and wool rolling. The shearers promise them a lively day or two when their hands get in. At Woolerina (Q,.) the vacant stands were ba.llotted for, which system, by the way, must commend itself to every right-thinking . Unionist. Rosedale makes a start on the 15th August. All Union men, and engaged locally.' I hear that it is more than likely that the shearers in those sheds which have already started will follow the Boorara lads lead, and order two dozen copies Hummer and Q. Worker weekly. The cost would only be trifling per man when debited to the mess account, and every man would have a chance to read it immediately on arrival. When read they could be posted on to friends, thus making the cir...