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STRIKE A BLOW FOR FREEDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
STRIKE A BLOW FOR FREEDOM. : Brothers, rise, the dawn is breaking ! We're not. n't men to be free, If we sleep whilst labour sickens ?* In death grips for liberty. W* have learned in bitter travail, Justice waiteth on the strong ; Self-reliance, brave resistance, These will speed our cause along. — T43ink-of-B41-tJie-wi'ongs-weH!e-8uflreredT ? Must our children bear them too? Shall we wander in the desert _ ? ? 'With our Palestine in view '! Hark ! the battle call is Bounding I Shall we craven laggards be!' Brothers, up ! time's past for dreaming, Up, and strike for liberty. H. G. T., in Freedom,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
UNION PRISONERS' DEFENCE FUND. §»? All unionists and others ^aviug^ympaOiy with unionism are urgently requested to raise anbscriptions immediately on behalf of the above furfS, and forward eame at once to the secretary of the Queensland Shearers' Union, BiackalL |3sr All communications in cenneetion with this bind should be addr--Fsed to tte secretary of the Ouroi slnnd Shrams' Union, B&ckall. W. KEWLEY Sec. Prisoners' Defence Fund.
"WORKER" MAIL BAG. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
'wuRKtR' MAIL BAG. ' Thk Mount MoH^^fr-^SjHiKE.— 1 fee all th-« paper* accus« )j- of being th« ci«!=»* of th-e Mount ^lorris ^Lrike. The strike oo mrrpd '-igrht 'f n'np Hays .i f r^r T ]pf t the sta tion and ihe first intimaxiou I had if ie was seeing a-mmirraph alx)ul it in the CharUviUc Tinws two weeks or more after I left Mount; Morris. I came iiito Charleville and uiet the shearers from that station.' A number, of them wanted to contradict the' paragraph. in the Charleville paper which charged me with being the cause ot the strike, but 1 strongly advised them to take uo iu-tice of.. j t not ? dreaming aFthe time that there ~would be eo_ much capital made out of such a frivolous affair. The men told Ine that the real cause of the strike was that theiv-jms...i lutnf bad l-eef sent-to the shearers — bsef^hat was unfit to eat. When the men complained to the ishec overseer he admitted the beef 'was bad :and-gav.e tfrein t.wn-qhppp WVin^ .Tm-.K-i-m ? Tien.rH nf f.his Vir spnf. \cnirrl...
QUEENSLAND SHEARERS UNION. SECRETARY'S REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30TH NOVEMBER, 1891. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
QUEENSLAND SHEARERS UXIOX. Secrrtaky's Rbport and Balanhj: Sheet for the Year ending 80th November, 1891. Mr. .Chairman and Gentlemen. — I have much pleasure in handing yoiimy report of the working ~of~our union since the la°tannual meeting. Dur ing the twelve months 236Q-«arnes Tiave — i*e«i- pJac^d on'tlre~roll i_tlns incriides^JiDTiiejnT)ei:s''e3o~ changed from the A.S.U. This number is a de crease on last year's returns, but the falling oft' is accounted for by tin1 lateness of shearing throughout the colony, in coiisen-iuiwe of 'which Bcveral returns have yet to come to_han-l ; tliese ^?oH-te-a-Bumber-in-&x-3es6-of^aii4 year. As you will see by the balance sheet annexed 404 mem bers imid in 1891 their subscriptions which were due in 1890. Also 5KL_mpbi1-prs— hav*; paid their ^utis^ripTionsIor~i892r^ \ As instructed at the last Annual meeting Messrs. J. Meehan and W. Saunderlp ^attended , as- our re -presentatives, a special conference of dvis union with the A.S.U. for t...
SMOKE-HO [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
? ^ ? swrncF-Hd 'The Working Ma Jf^s PABADiss^Jias gone to press and will be out about New -YAftr. SftrifljaiMjplrftibR and TYinniftR aiLdnee- to General F4ecretary~^rTinchcHffe, Traces Hall, Brisbane. That day shall Pimple manhood try . The power of pold and land ; The wide world has no wpaHb to buy The power of my riehThand. While there's one right thnt needs my vote, One wrong to sween away. Up ! horny hand and fustian coat, A main's a man that day ! As a result of the elections 'to the Land tag of Saxony the Socialists have gained iAireeiittorei3eftts. -T4iey^mw-nold ^levenr — The New South Wales Trades and Labour Council has adopted the Australasian Federation of Labour scheme tirafted~by 'the Ballarat Congress. ^The open-air meetings of the Social Democratic Federation are being dispersed^ by the police and the speakers arrested. The Church Army, Salvationists, secularists, tem perance adVocates, cheap- jacks, &c, are not -interfered with. The wages of Brisbane painter...
LABOUR IN POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
1AM0R1N MffiCS^ Syyitzehland has the referendum in this form : All bills passed by the Swiss Assembly must upon the application ~ of 30,000 voters be submitted to plebiscite be . ioreii becomes law^__ Theimmense -value -of this regulation; to the democracy may be imagined from the little fact that of sevens teen bills referjendumed in Switzerland be tween 1874 andj 18S4. no less than thirteen were vetoed. jSTo change in the Swiss con stitution catTtake place without this referen dum, nor can the united States constitution -be^hanged without aTeferendtrmr The new Dibbs Ministry isn't very popu lar with the Labour people. The Wagga Hummer quotes the following approvingly : — Sir Henry Parkes went^jut in the cold ? At the Labour Party's bid ; -H««wote-he?d-gGHf-they^iidn1t go^low; ? And they wouldn't go slow, so he did His obstinate ways they didn't admire, ' They wreaked their wrath with vengeance dire, But they're out of the frying-pan into the fire, With the nine old women ? ' When ...
FROM PREACHERS AND PROFESSORS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
FROM PHEaCHEHS AND PROFESSORS. Catholic BrsHor 'M'Qi'Ain complains oT th«* coiimiui.istic te'i,-Une ess of the Aineri tan i-t:-te_.soli--ol. Mi- instances that in Chicago, i hanks f » the iinanhi^t agitation, 'iiitkefl't-chocl children stp: provided free ^st~ chfu-ge with 'strtie-made, tv.., convict-made, trousers, coats, frocks and shoes. Horrible, that! ? -: : ----;; Huxley distmcts oetweeu natiirai rights 'and 'moral-rights.' Natural- right he declares to be simply -the-brutfe right of -each to take and keep all he can ; _inoral right, on the contrarjr,^» be the ws^paint-of: -4,^jr*d-rigiirwBich7tor the welfare of eociety, at any given time at d under given circum stfw^ ^ ^ agrwd-ghall be submitted to by the members of the society. Even the tigress, he maintains, waives her 'natural rights 'in favour of her cubs,^without which waiving even tigerdom would not be possible. He might have added that modern social evils result from the workers having waived practically all their '-nat...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
- '?- m tOfTORIAt MILL ? The ttencrai Labour fw.! in :»? in Rockhamp ? ton, so fur ai. ono oau-gM4irrnt'fronTThe'*'co~rF.'' vernation of half a dozen or so representative men~7 is strongly in favour of jx concentration,, of the Labour strength for an attack at the -rapidly approaching electit4is-4ipon the pre gRntrunjrrsmelectoral laws. ? Them seems Try be a very general eudorsation of the opinion v expressed m this column a',jmonth-ago, ixrthe effect that as Capitalism is massing all its forces in defence of the political privileges of the propertied classic it iai the necessary plan ? of-cainpaigu for Labour to drop all ulterior questions aud fight the jnext elections for political reform. It in ditti-mlt to say~~wlien an opinion is_absolutely unanimous, but in RockTTaTnpton at least I Wave failed to meet — 'tmy earnw*t ijabawmeHH'iA^donotooineide, aad coincide strongly, on this. * * I *? ^Flro utter~Tolly'6T e\pi:c!. ing to eer. ovr-n a jnoHicum of justice from a,:.y parliament M...
THE AMERICAN FARMERS' ALLIANCE. Some Account of That Great Industrial Movement. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
ME JMflflSffl [JAKMBCEiSE 'Some Account of That Great Industrial Moveineiitw Some twenty months ago the Andovcr Re view published an account, written by 0. S. Walker, of-the Anieriean farmers' organisa tion. This account, as summarised by the Review of Rcvfcws at the' time, will be of in terest to those who watch with friendly eyes the attempts of Australian farmers to simi larly withstand the ppMsure^hich l ? is crufih-^ Ing them^to^he wall. . In reading the follow ing it should be recollected that the member ship has doubled during the past year and tihat jthe understanding with the JLnighfcs_jQl Labour is an established fact. ITS GENESIS. More than twenty -one years ago a clerk in the Agricultural Department at Washington started out on a missionary tour to teach the farmers of America to organise for the pro tection of their interests. He met with re buff afterrebuff jmdJFajIu re afterjailure, hut ^t length his efforts were crowned^vithluc cess. A. million farmers were enrolled....
ABOUT WOMEN AND CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
iB0tlJ-W^4£N^iai-^llPR£N. C \thkkink~1T. of Russia, a woman who not only wore breeches, but coat, vest, top boots, shirt and slouch hat — metaphorically speaking— and did as bho pleased in any way you like to look at it, is the only Russian -r4iaer who Jiaa Jiad a Jj-ee^pjess. ^She was such a stickler for people being able to write arid talk as tliey likefl thatjhe-wouldiiave bought Griffith's prosecution of Charters ^Towers Vosper a small thing to do and the, Patriotic attempt to crush the Wohkkh by putting- on 4} postage, as too contemptible to oomment on. She was'nt Catherinej the Great for nothing. ; : Fixjra Tm.^TAy, a Fi^nciijyomgBT^first — -started vhnirio.-i of-t4u- international organisa^ ? tion of Labour in 1S.13. She couldn't under stand why iiii'Ti nhimld bleed ai/d women weep because Icings set workots who should be -bi others cutting ench other's thro.its over fanciful bonier lines. The 'International' resulted in !S(i4 from her 'linginy cry that 'Labour is One.' li\ii...
SOME PILLS FOR LAW-MAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
SOME PILLS FOR LAW-MAKERS. Burt, the English miner M. P. says that &nbsp; where there are 'conspiracy' and other anti combination laws there is violence, but workmen are left free to combine and to strike there is none. The early Christian martyrs were nothing in the world but political offenders, imprisoned and executed because their doc trines were regarded by tyrants as antago nistic to the tyrant-riding of the State. Con spiracy laws existed before George IV. and all tyrannical governments have had a little St. Helena to coop 'cunning reformers' up in, just as the squatter government has. Griffith may be pleased to know that Lombroso, the great Italian criminalogist, declares that too ardent reformers are practi cally 'criminals' in the scientific sense be cause it is so natural for society to develop very slowly that it is anti-social to try to move the world too quickly. Of course, the old difficulty still remains : How fast will the world move? Not even Lombroso could...
FEDERATED LABOUR UNION. CAIRNS HERBFRTON RAILWAY LINE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 12 December 1891
FEDERATED LABOUR UNION. CAIRNS-HERBERTON RAILWAY LINE. &nbsp; Workers. Forms of Claim and, all information &nbsp; on electoral matters can be obtained from the following agents of the above union: W. Keating. Welcome Pocket &nbsp; J. Foster, Myola &nbsp; P. Hetiir?, Oaklands Jno. Levy, Clohesy &nbsp; J. Ramsay. Blackwattle Creek D. O'Hara, Biboohra G. M. Rice, Granite Creek. THOS. W. CRAWFORD, Secretary, pro tem., Worker Office, Brisbane. &nbsp;
TO THE WORKERS OF QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 26 December 1891
TO THE WORKERS OF QUEENSLAND. — The time for celebrating.tho Eight^Hours . Anni- versary being fast approaching, it has been de cided to carry out the celebration on similar lines to those of the last two years, by having the u&ual sportB and .gift distribution in 'connection with same. . It is also intended to devote the surplus from tViiR ripmnnfttratinn t,n Mip ftlWMnn nt the Trnftaa and Labour Hall, which, as you are all no doubt aware, is about half built, but in consequence of ~ lack of funds is now at a standstill. ' We therefore appeal to you to do your very best to make this anniversary a success financially as it is an object worthy of every worker to assist in -tbe erection oi this building, which win be a cenjtre of meeting^for all workers and also a place to which those whomay come from various parts of the colony to Brisbane may find a ready wel come and gather useful information in respect to work and various matters connected therewith. Nor is it on the plea ...
PEOPLE'S PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION. BALANCE-SHEET FOR YEAR ENDED 30TH NOVEMBER, 1891. RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 26 December 1891
PEOPLE'S PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION. Balance-sheet for Yeas ended 30th November, 1891. __- — ~~ Receipts. ?-''' Q.N. Bank,. Blackall, ba lance 19th December, 1890 . . . . . . £263 11 6 Fixed deposit not matured 100 0 J} ? ' ? £868 11 6 -Subs.-- received from 1104 members at 2s. 6d. each .. . . . . . . 138 0 0 Receipts iiom^ranGhfis „ — -.. -..-? 7 10 9 Interest accrued on fixed deposit placed to current account t. . '- ^^ 5 0 0 £514 2 8 Expenditure, Printing and advertising 36 6 9 Amount voted W. Kewley 20 0 0 ^lalary^aid-r^ ? -,- ? r^ — 20 -0-0-^ ? Telegrams, postages and --' cheque book . . . . 12 12 2 ? Stationery .. .. 77' 5 ft 6 Amount voted Barcaidine branch ? 5 0 0 Rent of Town Jiall .. 2 0 0 __^- -- '~^ Auditors' feeB .. .. 2 2 0^-^^^T Omee^urriiture . . . /___ 1=45^0 Maps and Hansard .. 1 15 6 Kerosene, carriage, and ______^ — ' bellman ^. -,..... .. 1 16 7 ~~~ Exchange on cheques .. 0 14_ A ? — ? £109 11 10 -D. Campbell's oheque^die^ ? — ___— - honoured . . .s . . . . ? , ....
UNION PRISONERS' DEFENCE FUND. RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 26 December 1891
UNION PRISONERS' DEFENCE FUND. Receipts. -Subscriptions received by Secretary . . £1886 6 9 Loans from A.L.F. ? . . . . . . 500 0 0 £2886 6 9 ? Expenditure. ? — ?-- - Legal expenses incurred .. .. £782T10 0 -Expenses paid to witnesses - . . . . 455 0 0 Cash paid to union prisoners . . . . 141 10 0 Refunded to A.L.F ? 300 0 0 Cash handed to C.D.C ? .. 51 10 6 „ -,, „ Mrs. E. Murphy .. '^6 0 6 ? „ „ „ Mrs. J. Jiffdes „ 26 (M Service of subpoanas . .... 40 0 0 ' Paddochittg and mustering prisoners' horses ? .. 89 11 0 Postage and telegrams ? 27 1 11 Goods and rations supplied to prisoners ... ' ? 19 17 8 Exchange on drafts, cheques and cheque book ? . , 18 16 7 Fees paid re depositions . * . . . . 5 7 H Dishonoured cheque since ? paid ._.,._.._., ? ^ ? (J ? 4_15-_J- ? ? Dishonoured cheque since paid ? 10 0 ? 5 16 6 Q.N. Bank balance at dftte 836 8 4 Less cheques outstanding 422 0 8 ? 414 7 S Cash in hands of secretary .. .. 82 18 1 I £2386 6 9 We the undersigned hereby state that we ha...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 26 December 1891
UNION' PKTSONKKS' DEFENCE FUND. - par Ail unionists ana utbers having sympathy with unionism are urgently requested to raise subscriptions immediately on behalf of the above fond, a».d forward dame at once to the secretary of the Qutst-nsiaud SlmatWH' Uniuu, Bhiekau. ? = jS-'- AJi jcojomunicaiiong jn^coaneotion with this fond teliouid be addressed to the secretary of the Queensland Shearers' Union, BJaokall. W* KEWLEY Sec. Prisoners* Defence Fund. For above books, sei.d price and postage in P.O.O., postal note, cheque, or penny stomps, to J. T. W. Cbawford, Wokkeb Office, Raff-street, Brisbane TO Q.S.U. DELEGATES. j, . f_ Delegates are requested to apply to the Head Office for credentials and 1892 tickets. Delegates are requested to collect all unpaid — lovica. W. IU5WL1DY, Occietaiy Q.&U. ? r— MISSING FRIENDS.7 Fbakk Russell LowhY, ? ? late of NormantOi. , kindly communi cate with brotbir, Edward Yale Dowry, Towns ville. Important news. Anyone knowing his — whmoaboutB kiudl...