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LABOUR OVER SEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
Z_J^oue Jyf r jeas. Of the 13,000,000 workers in the United Kingdom oaiy about 2,OUU,000 have jet managed to combine to better their condi tion. These workers annually produce wealth amounting to €1,350,000,000. Out of this the landlords take as rent £220,000,000, Of the JaaUnce only £500,000,000 gets to the workers, £350,000,1*00 more being tweattd by the profit-mongers in various ways. The non ? workers altogether get about £ar»o,ooo,ooo. Sib John Ooust doesn't seem to agree with General Booth. Instead of wanting to ? -^hip~TiIe~8ubmerged tenth of the United Kingdom to Australia, there to become 'free labour' brigades wherewith the jsQuatters are to smash buRh unionism.lhe ? claims that '. ~ ; — : ? in our large towns are thousands of unemployed ? -and iu the country, thousands of acres of derelict land waiting to be profitably tilled. That's just what Booth has been told over and over again. The official report of the A.C. and J. shows that ' Law and Order' U being made as much o...
LABOUR IN POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
LABOUR IN POLITICS. The Boxing Day ' Labour in Politics ' demonstration at Brisbane was not a great success. It is very clear that holiday making days are not a pond time to talk politics in. Some 600 -members of the various Labour political or ? ganisations — marched jL4Gwh -Queen-street, ' with bands and banners and pageants, in cluding a funeral celebrating 'Slippery Sam's' political death, which latter has strangely roused, the wrath of mayor, corpora tion and Government, __who must all be pretty thin-skinned. Another show was the big loaf M'll wraifli promised and the soup-kitchen kettle the workers have got. Some 3000 entered the Exhibition grounds _ where sports, side shows and dancing— no intoxicant sold anywhere and all drinks 3d. — made Iht* time fly till 4, when Messrs. Trenwith, Rae and Fitzgerald, Southern - MM.L.A., orated toah enthusiastic crowd in vllt) ujjcii air, — ? Two successful Labour meetings -have been held since Christmas at the Centennial Hall, Brisbane. On...
QUEENSLAND LABOURERS' MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
-dOttMStANDzzLASOUREKS' MEETING. The following summarises the minutes of ?the Q.L.U. annual meeting opened in the ForesterV Hall, Barcaldine, on Deoember 17, with a large Attendance of members Bnd H^iftgatwB. ? The ... secretory V report and balance-sheet were published in last Worker. Press refused admittance, as pastora lists ? iind other unions refused ; but minutes to be available for reporters. J. A. Campbell elected chairman : W. C. — Curtis, vipo ohairman ; standing orders ami mittee appointed to be renewed daily. Wi-JGaWs report Ballarat Trades and Labour Congress- accepted Tind^BaHawflr acheme of Australasian Federation of Labour ^6ptedafter_di?cussion._ ? ? . _- - —? 6rD7C7~recc»n*nended to assume expense of allowance to the wives of Messrs. Murphy _*nd Jeffries, union prisoners; failing this, -J.S.U. and Q.L.U, to taicejointrttetioB, ? All members to produce tickets on entering hall as plain-clothes constable had passed himself in as a member. On December 18, in the morni...
Answers in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
Answers in Brief. Numiseii One, Aramac : Can hardly devote a whole column to a fist fight even if Barr-oo Murphy dM sail in like a lion and swim out like a lamb. We've all had to do tlint, more or lesp, and the louder a~cticte ^tom s. tlm~ faster it runs when n. -bigger-rooster -dowos-ii. W4iieb «pplics-to both. town : It inn't a question of worth. The Wuiuu-K has not yet been in a position to pay fov any letters or contributions- Sending yon halfa dozen to distribute. Will return ' copy' on receipt of stamps? or use it if you care to throw k in. JLd. Q. : Will make corrections and usr items. Write VV. Kuwjey, secretary Prisoners1' A6SiBtttnce-Fundr ^lackall-; heAviUbeableta that's one of the' squatter ways. But veryiew put' any stock in it. The general feeling4s thersame as that about the woman who's always parading her virtue; such howling about a few decent tollies ' means that most of 'em must be terribly bad. Will use next, issue. — VfiHiTAfl, -Mount M^wg«n^ Republicanism and I...
PROTECTION FOR LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
- ? -♦— ? PROTECTION FOR LABOUR. We hear an endless wrangle as to whether Freetradeor ^ Proteetion 4ias-the4)est^8how_of_ lifting this oountry oi^^-th-^mnmiLof-pms^; perity, and out of the fulness of our know ledge we reply ' Neither '—not to any alarming extent they won't. For my part I have been robbed under both, and didn't feel any richer by the deal. Freetrade isn t a shining success where eighty-five per cent of the nation haven't anything tu trade wit4i^ and furthermore, Protection with a big ' P ' 'won't saveUhe i-oor devil from danger who sits up ten or twelve hours every day to pro tect his employer's interests by doing a pound's worth of work for half-a-crown's -worth of recompense. _.. , Protection in the shape of import duties may make the nation richer on the average, or it may not. It don't signify much if the average wealth produced m this country increases to £?00 per he*a''per'~annunip1JS~ cause if the same unjust laws and social con ditions are allowed to exist th...
SMOKE-HO. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
SMOKt-HO. Thk Sj-1'imv gai demurs' union objects Btr 'iigiy to ih*)'-.'mi»l«ym?]nt of Chinese and in trying1 to get, a conference with the nursery man on the subject. What excuse will the «iiLployt*-8 «f yeUow lsvbour make in' the cooler climates? They'll ring in some fairy tale, for certain. -~—L—? ? Thk Londott^feaauien- *re starting co ''''' operative \inicHrbus8M~oWtDi^to their liavinf?' had a pood tastw of ' freedom' of contract' by the victimising, since they won the great bus strike, of no less titan 1500 staunch unionists who had been in the company's ? employ Jrom twenty years downward. That is ' freedom of contract.' Thk sailors of Hull and some other English ports are striking a 2a. 0d. levy to get^BlGGO for presentation^ JPlimsoll,4vho is Setting oid~arnt~poor and~has done a lot for aok. ? = ? : ? — , ? Thfi'.k are over 41,000,000 acres of alienated land in New South Wales, of which 4,7'i0,0l)0 acres ar« rented-ljV-the_holders of the freehold. Rented doesn't mean mort ga...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
- ^Mi EDITORIAL Mi. One would imagine that after the manifest .intention of the Q.S.U. and Q.L.U. annual .meetings to avoid conflict with the pastora lists, some little change of front would be shown by the latter also. Instead of this, a ggross misstatement has been circulated to ^ |he i effect that shearers' camps are being formed oh the Peak Downs with the inten -tron of preventing by force the emnlovment or free labourers' and of renewing the violence 'which it is alleged -was charac teristic, of last year's industrial -struggle. Additional p .lice have been sent toClermont and the district, wild headlines have ap peared in the capitalistic press-and nothing appBars-t^have been left undone T3y~thl squatters and the squatter Government to excite another panic in the public mind and to thereby pre-arrange_a biased public ? opinion for any-tyrannical conduct they mav^ see fit to indulge in. ~ ♦ _ * * I am in a position to deny absolutely and unequivocally that any camping on the Pe...
THE NEW POSTAGE TAX. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
T«£ NEW POSTM TAX. Owing to the imposition of a postage tax of $d. per- copy or Id. per 1b. upon all news papers posted in Queensland, thn Wokkfk Board of Trustees have been obliged to in crease the charge for single subscribers from 2s. to 3s. per annum and to make an extra ? charge of 1 s. per annum per t*™y m-on ^11 co-operating subscribers having single copies sent^themrj. ? — ? ° — W No extra charge will be vm.de on papers sent in bundles to unions, agents or sheds Single subscribers residing in the same ? locality should unite in receiving their Workers through one of their number to whom a bundle of subscribers' papers can be sent free of charge. In two or three weeks it will be known .-.-Khether a Wi3e]dy_JKQiH^^U-4Je-48sue^ ln this event other changes will have to be -^made for single subscriptions, but no extra ch^i9i wM bc vwdefor bundles. Subscribers will thenJaejequested to forward postage for balance of their subscription terms and will kindly do so promptly. — ?' T. W...
LOWELL'S "HUNCER AND COLD." [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 9 January 1892
LOWELL'S "HUNGER AND COLD." [The cablegrams announce that the peasants in &nbsp; the famine stricken districts of Russia are pillag- ing in armed band' and that the Government is unable to suppress the starving freebooters. James Russell Lowell's famous poem is particularly apropos of this state of affairs. Sisters two, all praise to you, &nbsp; With your faces pinched and blue &nbsp; To the poor man you've been true From of old : &nbsp; You can speak the keenest word, &nbsp; &nbsp; You are sure of being heard, &nbsp; From the point you're never stirred, Hunger and cold ! Let sleek statesmen temporise ; Palsied are their shifts and lies When they meet your bloodshot eyes, Grim and bold ; Poliey you set at nought, In their traps you'll not be caught, You're too honest to be bought, Hunger and cold ! Bolt and bar the palace door ; While the mass of men are poor Naked truth grows more and more Uncontrolled ; &nbsp; You had...
MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. t3r'' To anyone who was camped on the west banks of the Balonne, opposite St. George, oil Christmas Day : A inan named Michael. Sau-nders, believed to belong to Dal by and answering the following description*. — Tall, fully six feet; Sandy 'com plexion ; sandy moustache : stubbly beard, 3 or 4 weeks'- growth ; stammered slightly; walked de liberately and Plowly ; had no swag; was dressed in yellowish Tinitation Bedford cord trousers, darkish grey coat and waistcoat, straw hat, white handkerchief lie. boots with screws — is supposed to- hnve passed along the road sometime on Christmas morning; probably about 12 o'clock. Anyone who saw such a man or can give any in formation respecting him- is refuie_stetl-tO: com municate by collect wire to the manager. Gulnarber, St. George. '.' Gulnarber, January Kh, 1K)2.
TO THE WORKERS OF QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
TO THE WORKERS OF QUEENSLAND. The4inie for celebrating the Eight Hours Anni versary being fast approaching, it has been de ^ded-to-caixy-out4he-ci4ebrution:on-simiiRi-4ine£i ^to-those-eCHhe-last^wo years, by having the usual sports, and gift distribution in connection with same. It~r3~al3O~~intended to devote the surplus from this demonstration to the erection of the Trades -arrdrlmbonT-Htrilrwhictjras-you^ate -all-no ^doubt^ aware, is about half built, but in consequence of lack of funda is now at a standstill. We therefore appeal to you to do your very best to make this anniversary a success iiuanciaUy as it is an object worthy of every worker to assist in the erection of this building, which will be a centre of meeting for all workers ajid also a place to which those who may come fronf various parts of the colony to Brisbane may find n ready wel- - come and gather useful information in respect to work and various mailers connected therewith. ] Nor/is it on the plea of assisting i...
Answers in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
Answers in Brief. J. Lert.ie, Gyninie : 'Nobody eets ignored in tentionally, but oftpn .its nobody's bu«inpps to correspond and arcordinpIynol)oJy cJons it. Every society nnd committpp onpht to have ^omn man to drop news to thp Wohkf.h. 7?- orrlr-r bookp, \-f.. will pnss on to Gnneral Sprretarv HinclicMffc. Write /dsain. Bhoth ov \~~R6y : Poetry hardly suitable. Yon see.jK^tryUas to be pretty eootl to take It by the rolumn. M.+^Tri.^ -4ul'.«arber Station: Always ready to do a pood turn whether for unionist or non-unionist. Will keep notice standing two -or three issues. . - / -
CO-OPERATION AS A REMEDY. 89 Pitt-street, Redfern, Sydney, January 2,1891. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
CO-OPERATION AS A REMEDY. 89 Pitt-street, Redfern, Svdnev. January 2. 1891. Fellow Workers,— . In conjunction with the preparation of a state ment and balance-sheet for presentation to those societies who during the Pyrmont Laundry strike, and since have so nobly assisted their Sisters in toil and revolt, I deem it my duty to return thanks also to many members of other trade unions, to thn rmhfin nnri tn on I- RvmnkthiaerK emiArallv for 'tEe moral and pepuniary support tendered on behalf of the laundresses of this city, , I avail myself of the opportunity to say that the direct result of the Pyrmont strike has been the putting into practical example of the- pure co operative principle with unqualified success. The balance of the contributions received from the different labour bodies, who so materially assisted us in our struggle for justice, on the termination of the strike in October last, was devoted to the ^establishment of & eo operative laundry. ? It will be remembered...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
GULF FEDERATKD WORKERS' ASSOCIA TION'. Head Okfick : Ckoydun, Membejship tickets, 'cr Uie y ar l!-!)2, c.ixn be had from Mr, H. Carroll, Hon. secretary, Ktheridge Branch, .G^crgeiown ; Mr. John Cudo -pfttti — Hmh — Eecnnavv, Mouih — H-^w« — Branch, ? Mount Hogan'; Mr. 'R.-Gi-enidT-X-WfltotttyHr-anS------ from the undprsiuned ; price, £1. C. P. HOBA'RT, Hon. Secretary, ? ? Croydon TO Q.S.U, DELEGATES. Delegates are requested to apply to~tfie Head Office for credentials and 1892 tickets. Delegates are requested to collect all unpaid -tevic3.' W. KEWIiF.VT-Spm^wy^Q^LU^^^-^^^^
THE WORKER'S WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
THE WORKERS WIFE. ♦ * i * ? The3rMd~b«f€lea~life tog^herr-froTir-fche- ?— #- hour when they, were wed^ ? — Wilh^nv^fttr^^l^ef^re^^h^mT^ith-^e^^^ sun of Freedom o'er them, With a p-ir?-os*- '*n his bosom, and upon her lipp the rp-\. They were rommon workers only, she was needy h« -was J^nely, All they^skedjsras leave, to labour, clothes and food, and fire and bed^ Tib a law ni Nature's framing that her mills must never cease. Ever grinding. Grinding, erinding, while the fle°tiner Hours »re binding Life with Death, and Joy with Sadness, Cloud with Sun. and Storm with Peace ; — Ever ^rpaking — and renairingT— knowing — \ nothing. ;nothing^arin? ,' How we fare fetw«^n the millstones, if we — prosper, or decrease. So in Na^re'j, miH thev struggled for the Tteht^^ivfMvnd-eats- ? And if ^roubip om« or sorrow, they would whiRper of t.o-morrow — That to-^a^ wn« verv hitter, but to-morrow would be sweet) : So th« years th*h onward glided, left them pooler. u^divM^d, Lovinpr still their neiehb...
TRENWITH ON CONSPIRACY BEING THE LECTURE DELIVERED IN BRISBANE ON JANUARY 4TH, 1891. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
TRENWITPn CONSPIRACY BEINti THE IACT14W-11KLIVEEED IK . UR1SUANE ON JANt-A-KY-^TH, 1*!U. The laws of conspiracy were to many of them sealed books, because few of tht?m had the time, the opportunity, or the inclination, to mike themselves acquainted with these laws. Therefore, under any circumstances, the conspiracy laws would be an interesting subject, b'lt the circumstances which had arisen in Queensland had attached to it a ? deep-and absorbio^^terejt^and^oiiewhieh it would not otherwise havtfoBtalned. In this nnlnnn cnmp nf t.hpir fellnOT-nif-.ivoric ami nnm~ rades had b*»en incarcerated in a prison, in criminal cells, in the name of those laws. ? (' Shame.') Tn the interests of the people of Queensland, it was saidTthe conspiracy laws had been invoked to preserve the country - from outrage and ruin, and under these cir cumstances it was well to discuss the characters! the conspiracy laws.- and to^«ee whether the Government of Queensland had expressedlibe wilToTThe Queensland peo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
0FRG1AL HOTlFiCATiONS. Official -tumouncenjeiiis of unions and recog ^ — ' Workor^^STXltecripTteK^^tSs; — Jo-oPehatjve Societies. Per Member per year, 1/ '.mahB SpiihGJttBKBB) f)er .veart 3g»i-per— oepyT-l^T1- -My»-'8AT?gmrs, pgr~ dozen-rpaymenta monihiyij-6d. Remittances to the Woheer should be made where jiossible in cheque, jost office order, or postal note, payable to T. W. Crawiord. - Penny ?stamps can, however be sent where other form of emittance is in any way inconvenient. Friends of the Labour Movement should— 3uBBCEUiE Themselves; Get THEnvKirffSAGENisjro^ELt i ? Get tbeir UmomFtoXo-operate. — Mft-ptoflts are made out-of-the Wq&ker. It is controlled by the co-operating unions. The editor is elected. It advocates the cause of Labour. It receives more abuse from Capitalism than any other paper in Australasia. Every wage-earner should read it regularly, and everybody who wants Jo^see^how the Labour Movement is goingjihould (study ii. ? '~ ? ? l^sc' Chairmen of shed co...
MISSING FRIENDS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 23 January 1892
MISSING FRIENDS. Edward Dyer -will -find it to his advantage to com municate with James Barnes, Alice, Q.C. Rail way. TJyer left Alice for Barcaldjne strike camp in June. A registered money letter waiting him. 'HiB«HY_C0LLlNS, 7' ~ late of Palragrston road, Plumstead, England. Write to your brother, Eli Collino, Rfackhampton P.O. Information thankfully re-^ ceived. - - j- *? Pkank Russell Lowbvv, late ofTNofmantoL, kindly communi cate with brother, Edward Yale Lowry, Towns ville. Important news. Anyone knowing his whereabouts kindly inform. KafcPg^t|UCKLEV, ~~ ' ~~ who-letiJSrisbahe for the North about three years- ago.^nxJnformffiion^espeetinrthe whereabouts -if livuig), or ^artipulare of death (if dead)) of Ralph Buckley will be thankfully re ceived by S. G. Mee, Courier office, Brisbane. HEUBElfT SCEYMGOUE, memberQ.L.U., please write to brother, Flinders-street. Adelaide. ? ° - ? David Laidlow, ? ' ? _''~.'Q.L.U. member, last month atTerrick, please write to mother, Limestone Hil...