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Mangling the Workers. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
Mangling the Workers. Richard Lewis, 28, while working at the 500ft, level of Block 11 Pro prietary mine, Broken Hill, fell a distance of about 4ft. He injured his spine, hand, and fingers, and after being attended to at the mine, was removed in the ambulance to the hospital. He is suffering from a severe contusion of the back. Fred. Sewell met with a painful accident at Block 10. He was em ployed on the cracker, and by some meana got caught in a set screw. Before he could ba released he had received painful injuries to hia shoulder, scalp, and groin. Sewell's condition is very serious. More Prosperity : ' Lithgow, Wednesday. — Fourteen men receiv ed a fortnight's notice at Oakley Park colliery on Monday. This has been necessary owing to the con tinued dnlness in the coal trade. .These not cen will make a reduction in the miners' rank-* of about 7b, as compared with two months ago. About half a dozen men have gone from here to Piper's Flat. A few left for Katoomba and some for the S...
Prosperity Items. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
I Prosperity Items. George vi arshall, 23, a presser, was charged at the Water Police, Conrt to-day with stealing a suit of clothes, valued at £3, the property of Ernest Etnmel, on the 25tb in ; stant. The evfdeuce of Senior ; Sergeant Blackburn, and the owner of the clothes, showed that the ^ accused, who was a recent arrival : from Melbourne, had been stopping at a house :n Crown-street, where ' also the owner of the clotheB resi ded. The latter missed tbe clothes, ; and they were traced to a pawn shop in Castlereagh-street, where the accnsed had paw- ed them. After tbe eviden e, he pleaded guilty, and asked for the mercy of the con r. 'My wife was ill on Saturday,' he said, ' and crying for , food, so ( pawned tbe clothes. I -could not see her wanting food. I have never been in trouble before.' Senior-Sergeant Blackburn, how ever, said some money had been found upon Marshall. ' Tbat was : what I got for the clothes.' said Marshall. H» whs sentenced to one ? month's hard labor. — ...
The Bureau Again. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
B' The Bureau Again. . A pjpnTAiioN of unemployed re r: cently waited upon Mr. 0. A. Lee, i leader of the State Opposition, to : lay before him certain matters re lating to he Labor Bn'rean. They jgked that he wonld bring forward, i imong tbe planks of his pro : gramme at the forthcoming eleo l tions, the refoim of that institution. Y it present, they pointed out, it was \ ,nf. nnlv finormonelv exnensive. bnt i fti failed to achieve the object for v which it was established. It cost ? £12,850 per annnm, and daring six ; months had sent 4120 men to em v- ployment — a large number of whom, I hundreds, in fact, were only given three days' work, hundreds more only a week's work, and many were only employed for intervals almost jg brief. The average coBt, thns, of sending tbe men away was £1 ' Hb 5d, whereas hundreds of these men, when seDt away, scarcely : earned half the amount it had cost to get them there. It was abso lutely right to say that among all : those who had been sent away ...
FOREIGN COMPETITION. THAT FISCALISM WON'T TOUCH. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
FOREIGN COMPETI TION. THAT FISCALISM WON'T TOUCH. Sax Fkan Cisco. May 9.— Dunne the past 30 days 17,478 tons of Newcastle coal hare been delivered, being a larger quantity than is due to arrive in the next Sixty days -The Australian loading list is gradunlly sh- inking in number, evi dencing a marked falling off of coal char ters to this port- Either shipowners or tho coliieries must modify t'ueir figures to meet the competition of the British Columbia product, nr the colonial coals will be crowded out of the market — Daily Press Is this paragraph iB dished np one of the favorite arguments of Newcastle coal barons for keeping down (he rates of pay- of tbe man who mines the coal. The coal miner is informed, if he has the impudence to ask for an advance in the hewing rate, that the trade -will not stand /higher rates because in foreign ports it has to meet in competition other coals enjoying the advantage either of closer proximity to the market, as in the case of British Colnmbia, or...
Key Note. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
Key Note. ' Beiko a class party, a pary of class struggle, a Socialist Party is compulsorarily a Party of Opposition, oombating, for the same reason that it combats bourgeoise society, all bourgeoise government, none of which either is or can be otherwise than the expression and the instrument of bourgeoise society, and I to which— at the peril of treason — not only all direct collaboration, but all sort of aid must be refused.' THE PEOPLE The World for tbe World's Workers
CLASS STRUGGLE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
GLASS STRUGGLE. (Extracts from Karl KAutskt.) Modkrk society cannot escape shipwreck unless it reorganise itself into the Socialist i epnblic. The establishment of the Socialist Be -public implies a social revolution ; it implies the overthrow of the capi talist system of production, which has become a drag to all further development and an lncubuB upon tbe commonweal ; it means the placing of the machinery of produc tion, now held and owned by land lords end capitalists, in the handB of the people ; in other words, it implies the downfall of the system of private ownership in the imple ments of labor — land and capital, i.e., machines, tools, &c- — and its substitution by public, common, collecti e ownership, to be opera led for use and not for private profit. For reasons peculiar to the his toric days when the guild journey men waged their battles against their masters, their weapons re mained the same until their class become extinct. The modern pro letariat, however, can...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
A BLUB MARK Through this par. denotes that your subscription is again due. Should you still wish to have the paper continued, please forward postal note to ' The Managing-Editor, The People, Kidman's Buildings, corner York and Market-streets, Sydney.' The fact that the employees of Sydney Ferries, Ltd., had to go on strike to get a 60-hours' week, con stitutes a solid argument in favor of a legalised Eight-hoars Day and a living mil imum wage. A fat headed, pink-covered Sydney rag imagines that it demonstrates the need for consillyation and arbitra tion. HARRY 8TEGGA ft CO , The oldest Clething Store in Newoastls The Phm t where yon get Good Value for your Money.
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
At present 460,000 people are receiving Government relief in In dia. Most of them aje ii the Hom bay Presidency, and represent but a fraction of India's Starving popula tion. One of the blessings of Capi talism. At a Gunnedah meeting ad dressed by U. K. Hall, ' Labor and farmers' ' candidate, the proceed ings became so lively tbat the Mayor of the township h-d to re move his coat to assist in establish ing peace. Goodwin, M.L.A , was the caise of the uproar. Rumoured t*at as a result of the lavish expenditure over the Duke Exhib't, the Treasirv is again empty, necessitating tho early dis charge of a number of men now engaged on various Government works. ' Give' us this day our daily Dook Show,' won't again be the prayer of a number 'f loyal nomb kails foe quite a long time. ' The Duke killed- a dock with a gun. Tne daily papers solemnly recorded the fac' in fairly la ge type. And the ' great heart of the nation ' just throbbed with joy. Should Brunker be defeated for East Maitland, ...
Organising Committee. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
Organising @ommiltee. The following are the arrangements for Domain meeting to-morrow (Sunday, June 9) : Domain, at 3. — Chair, T. Batho, Speakers, A. Thomson and J. J. Morriah. Attend hall at 2.30 and take stump, papers, etc,, Oarson, Batho, and Kelk. Bathurst-street at 7. — Batho and Morriah. Martin Place at 7. — Sloane and Iiaaca.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
THE PEOPLE, Weekly Organ of Australian Socialism Publish*) erery Saturday Morn tag It ' IDMAN'S BUILDINGS, Corner York and Market-ate., SYDNEY. ' fetJBSORIPTION. Hew South Wale*. Owe Ye»r (In adrance) .. -»? One Qnnrter -? ?? -» Singl' Copy .. ?? '« Other Colonies — li «d per quarter, (« per ye». Knuland. America. »nil other oountrtM. -iw. ? ADVKftTI EMKN1H. Staple lnnertioo— KI'»t .nch,S« 6d j eiz-- 'Tib* qaent Inch, Isca. Special arruiRementa for tUndlniz contract All commanicaf ions, literary and bnsi* ness, to beaddressed, and cheques, P O. Orders. Postal Notes, etc., to be made payab e to H. F.. HOLLAND, Managing Kdltor. ? ? . ? Abbott aBd wood, Solicitors, & J. ARTHUR WOOD, Notary Public. Wood's Chambers. Soott-street, New«Mtle. Honey to lend in large or v mm mini ? ? ? WA.REID, SOLICITOR &c. See 0 mmusioner for Afidavita .BOLT°N RTREBT Newcastle. TRUST MONEYS to lend— on Real or Peroonal Security. JAMES DART, Solicitor,- &o-, Commissioner for Affidavit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
S.L.P. STATE PLATFORM. SOCIAL. DE M AN DQ, 1. CHILD LABOR.— All Children to attain the age of 15 before being permitted to engage in any wage-earning occupation. 2. WOMEN'S LABOR.— Equalisation of women's wages with those of men where equal service is performed. No woman to be employed under conditions detrimental to her health or morality. 3. jiiIGHT-HOUR DAT. — Reduction of the honrs of labor in accordance with the increase of production, immediate legislation of a working day of 8 hourd (or less) ; overtime to be a penal offence. ' 4. FACTORIES LEGISLATION.— Ah efficient and comprehensive Factories Act to provide for healthy and humane condi tions of employment ; any breach of the Act to be a penal offence. All Factory Inspectors to be elected by the workers in their respective trades. All State workshops to be ander the jurisdiction of the Act. 5. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT. — An Employers' Liability Act to provide for compensation to workers who may be in jured, and to their fami...
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. The largest and most noticeable thing about Parliament Hoa-e is Bartons appetite. |t is equally partial to fluid and solid, and is about as big as a portmanteau. ? 'Tocsin.' Hughes, M.P. igoorantly ascribes the existence of the American Trust to Protection. Job Sheldon is trotting himself oat for Narrabri. Surely' New South Wales can't stand two doses o' Job within one short generation. ' Bulletin ' says it is highly pro bable that Jack Want will be next N.S.W. Chief Jus tice. No doubt snch an appointmen t would give a high moral tone to t he Law Depart ment. And -hen we do want 'clean man' in these high positions, don't we? ' Sydney Shirker' again ! 'Bar- rier ''Truth' slams Ferguson very hard every week. But why does it state that his Macquarie pledge was accepted ' by a- SDecial piece of treachery of a few in the move ment 'The Shirker' crowd recognise who is meant by the 'few in the movement.' The happy family. Incidentally ligrrier 'Troth,' a few months back ...
The People's Loyalty [Newspaper Article] — People — 8 June 1901
The People's Loyalty Whbn the much -married Heir A pparent returns to the arms of his angust parent, he will be called upon to give a full, true and particu lar account of the happiness aud prospeiity prevailing among 'our Australian subjects ' In addition to the efforts of Melbourne's unem ployed, and the efforts of Sydney Ironworkers aud Harbor Masters and Engineers, The People col lates the following itemB of pros perity, which we trnst '? Hi/h Wages-and-Plenty.of-Work' O'Sul livan will bring to - he attention of the Royal Person : NOT WANTED. Lithgow.— At the Vale of Clwydd mine 23 miners cavilled out on Mon day last week, and the majority are at present working under 14 days notice. About a dozen have left or are working their notice out at Oak ley Park Colliery. The Zig-zag Colliery has cavilled out 28 men. At Lithgow and Hermitage collieries no men have yet been put off, although a few left of their own ac cord at the latter place. Goulburn. — The Mayor has re ceived 30 pairs...
UNCLE SAM AND BROTHER JONATHAN. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 June 1901
UN6LB SAM AND BRO'i TUBE JONATHAN. Brother Jonathan.— Socialism is silly 1 Uncle Sam — Hey ! B J. — i cb, wholly impracticable. One question will puncture the bubble. U.S. — 'at with it ! B.-l. — Who will do the dirty or risky work nnder Socialism ? Who will do pick work in a mine, such risky and dirty work, inste d of making cigars ? There now. U.S. — Did you ever hear of ' supply and demand' in labor? B.J — Yes U.S. — The larger the supply in a trade — B.J. — The lower are the wages. UA — The lower the Bupply. B.J; — The higher the wage U.-. — ' Supply and demand,' 'accordingly, regulate wages. KJ — Just so. U.S. — Is it not a fact that the uuski worKiugtt ui . mitt ecouumiu law, coupied with others, is that the riskier and dirtier the work, the larger is the supply as a rale ? M..T (ponders a while). — Well, yes ; that s a fact on the whole. U. According y, the way things- are to-day, under capital ism, the law of supply and demand works unjustly. B.J. Granted. Bnt what are you g...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 June 1901
Wallsend Electorate. The Socialist Labor Party's Candidate, J. O. MORONF.Y _ Will address meeting asunder : Monday — Young Wallsend and Cardiff. Tuesday. — Killingworth. Wednesday. Holmesville Thursday. — Rhonda. Friday — Wallsend. Saturday. — Wes-t Wallseud. D. McNeill, Sec. A BLUE MARK Through this par. denotes that your subscription is again due. Should you still wish to have the paper continued, please forward postal Qote to ' The Managing-Editor, The People, Kidman's Buildings, corner York and Market-streets, Sydney.' .
"The People." SUBS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 15 June 1901
' The People.' Sobs Received. I T.D., Newtown, 2s ; G G., Mar riekville, Is. ; P., Marrickville, Is ; M.A., Helensburg, 2s ; Dr. M., Melbourne, 7s 6d ; A S., Syd ney, Is ; C.a, Camperdown, Is ; J.C., Millers Point, 2s ; A.R., Leichhardt, Is ; Q , 8ydney. 3s ; W.R., Hunters Hill, 1b ; T.S., Sydney, 5s ; W.E., Adelong, 3b ; J.B., Morpeth, Is.