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THEY AGAIN CONDEMN THEMSELVES. THEY HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL NASTY DOSES. AND THEIR GORGE DID NOT RISE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
THEY AGAIN CONDEMN, THEMSELVES. THEY HAVE TAKEN SE VERAL NASTY DOSES. AND THEIR GORGE DID NOT RISE. ' The PB 'PLB t as not minced matters in its condemnation of the Bogus Labor Party, bnt we have never published anything more damning of them than the follow ing fiom their own mouthpiece (Sydney ' Worker.' June 15) : The Leichhardt League has recently selected a Mr. Wm. Niland, a Grafton youth who studied the law in Crick's office, and who is now in business for himself. He at once dispensed with the League's secretary and established his own secretary in the committee rooms which he took. Then, without consulting the League, he asked John Norton to come out and speak for him. This Norton did last Mojiday in the Leichhardt Town HalL On thiB occasion, this would-be Labor member charged the Federal and State Labor Parties with being guilty of every crime in the calender except those he has patented for his own per sonal use. At the conclusion of a tirade of vulgar abuse, the alleged La...
Repudiated! [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
Repudiated ! Recently the shining lights of the dying ' P. LL.' wrote to tbe daily press boas'ii g of the thou sands of unionists 'who supported them.' A nasty comment on their assertion was that ho ion of the Sydney Labor Council last week when, after one delegate talked about raising £1000, the assembled delegates refused to vote a m dest 'fiver' to this alleged ' Labor Parry.' Letter received at ''The People' office : ' Please accept the enclosed postal note for 5s as donation to cam paign fund. Every little helps. Pioneers advance, Fight for Liberty, . Onward, bravely onward, Conquerors we shall be. Yours truly, Anontmods.' J.J P. Danaher, whose name ap pears in connection with 'Biigh Labor League,' was at one time Harry Foran's chief lieutenant, w hy don't they put Foran out as a 'Labor' candidate at once. Mr. J. F. Sommerhoff, '? selected Labor Candidate' for Flinders, was expelled from the International So cialist Club. Just prior to the commencement of the first meeting of t...
"Everybody is Workers." [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
'Everybody is Workers.' The sense of this is about as good as the grammar. It is attributed to Edden, --M.-L.A., by Sydney ' D.T.' We leave the grammar alo e, and confine ourselves to Edden's meaning. It should be in structive to the Newoastle miners. It is go d to know that the directors and the shareholders of th ' A. A. Company ; that J. and A. Brown, that all the c -al barons a e on the same level as the man who hews the coal, and so Mr. Alf Kdden feels quite at home when h s leaHer annouu-eB that 'we are legislating for the whole community.' New castle miners will be pleased to know that there is no narrow in tolerance about Edden, and as 'everybody is worker*,' he »ill safeguard the interests of the coal ba^onB equally with those of the miners. That is wh it the miners /oted him intp Parliament for, no doubt. But perhaps we are doing Edden an injustice e forgot to explain that while some of his con stituents are w irking for others; the r st are engaged in working the others. ...
THE STATE AS AN EMPLOYER. A BIG EXTENSION THAT SHOULD BE DEMANDED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
?. THE STaTB AS RN EMPLOYER. a btg extension that SHOULD BE DEMANDED. The People recently dealt with the qaestion of foreign competition upon Australian coal production, especially as it effaced the hewing ; rate paid to the miner. As a step towards remedying existing condi tions, the desirability of building a greater demand tor coaun tne nome market wa- urged, a demand that the State should own and work coal mines to sopply its own require ; ments being advocated as a move in . that direoti in. While the State ownership of a coal mine would probably mean better conditions for the miners 1 there employed, it would not neces roily follow that the coal for public reqairem nts would be appr ciably f increased. B it, as was pointed oat 1 last week, the public, in the running 'of their railways, is the largest ooaBumer of coal, so it must be that t»ie Railway Department is the i l&rgeat use of iron and steel in s Australia. It is the practice now to show that conjointly wish the...
To Save the Bogus Party. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
To Save the Boqus Party. At last week's meeting of the Sydney Labor Council, Delegate Bunting returned to the attack on beh ilf of the Bogus Lab -r Party. He asked the Council to prepare a list of candidates to be end ?rse'l by the Council, and a parliamentary committee was appo nted to report at next meeting It will b« inter esting to watch the Council's action in this matter. If the Council en dorses the Borus Labor Party's candidates in the metropolitan con stituencies, it will stand in the unique position o' having given its support to non-ui ionistsand against U'iioni--ts. All the Socialist Labor Party candidates are unionists — all their opponents are non-unionist ?, and some of the latter are members of c pitalists organisations, pledged to reduce wages and increase profits. What will the Council do ?
In the Worker's Paradise [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
In the Worker's Paradise Says the daily press : ' A t Par ramatta on Thnrtday morning the d river of one of the early trams no ticed a man standing on the line. The man not heeding the warning, the tram was stopped, and he waB handed over to the police. It transpired that the man * as an in mate of one of the benevolent asy lums. As the man refused to re turn to the asylam he was locked up, and later on appeared before the bench on a charge of vagrancy. He was sent to gaol lor three months ' - He preferred suicide to the aaylum. V\ hat gentle treat ment must bc- meted out to these veterans of the working class in New South W ales.
Head Shaker "Jim" and Co. EXECUTE A RETIRING MOVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
I Ac ad Shaker 'Jim' and. Go. I' execute a retiring I MOVEMENT. Whenrveb '' Jim ' knocks off sagely shaking his head, and opens i his month, he always puts his [' foot in it. He did it) completely | at the Protestant Hall last week Ab if the ' P L I/.' had not enough ; Jmrdens to carry in the shape of ? , gang of self-seeking adven b tarers, it has had to bear anperim i: posed on all other hardens the most twfal fatuous leader a poliiicial party ever had. t- very word of his speech was a condemnation of himself and the people he is associated with. The leader of a party brought mio ex ! iitecce for the express purpose ot lighting the wrongs of an oppressed class, gloried in stating tbey wpre ' not working in the in terests of a olass, but for the whole community,' Bead this with th ' statement that they are ; fighting for a 'few remaining planks ' of their platform, and the toasting of their past accomplish ments which have not shifted or altered the capitalistic base of 1 society i...
"PROSPERITY" ITEMS [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
'PROSPERITY' ITEMS At the instance of Mr. W. Bigg, the Government has granted 20 pairs of blankets to Sr.. Peters Benevolent Sooiety Mr. T. Jessep has also obtained for the Waver ley Benevolent Society 20 pairs. The North Sydney conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society have received 20 pairs, on the represen tations of E. M. Clark. B. H. Kimber, who is very well known on the Barrier, has broken out in a fresh place He is posing as the 'independent Democratic candidate ' for Annand -le, a suburb of Sydney. Strange to say, be ap pears to have received the support of the Annandale branch of the P.L.L. — Barrier ' Truth.'
The Iron Strike and a Socialist Secretary. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
The Iron Strike and a Socialist Secretary. At the meeting of the Sydney Labor Council ot' .'une 30, J. O. Moroney was absent, being at Wall send, spreading the light of Social ism. But dealing with the iron st,' ike, a communication was re ceived from the 'I'obacoo Workers' Union forwarding £10 to the strike fond, and stating that a' levy ot Is ner week had been struck - n each member of the society. The money thus raised would be forwarded from time to time to the men on strike, and the nnion suggest d that the council should reoommend the striking of a similar levy on all unionists throughout the city and suburbs* The Tobacco Worker-* are the body that J. O. Moroney represents on the Council and is secretary of. The action of this body shows how even working men who are not Socialists can be imbued with a fine feeling of olass solidarity when honest and capable Socialist officials are given responsible offices. It 'S a tribute to Moroney's work amorn.' h's fellow craftsmen, and sh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
Lang workers are \ called on to decide between Beer and Socialism — which will thfly have t HARRY STEGGA * CO; The oldest Clothing Store in Newoatftlc The Pl.ce where you get flood Va ue te yaae Mwmt ct HARRY STEGGA & CO , The oldeet CUthmg Store in Newoutle The PI* e whan yoa gat Good Value for you Xonej. /
AT CAPITAL'S CAP[?]OL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
At CAPITAL'S CAPI OL. Op those labelled ' Labor,' C. McDonald appears to be the only one- with any 'go ' and decisi n in him, but he gets little support from others so labelled. His record in Queensland bars him from the lea dership of tie orowd he's with — it's too independent and straight to suit a gang of frauds and fools. The confusion prevailing among 1 the ' unanimous ' Bogus Labor 1 Party can be judged by the action I of those Bogus abor Senator-* (in- | eluding their 'leader') who are | anxious to ' uphold ' the Senate I as having co-ordinate po« era with the House. A party claiming to demand that a people be self governed would be solid and nnited | in whittling away the power* of a S Becond and ' conservative chamber f with the view to ultmately wiping I it out of existence But these | people call it a ' vic'ory of demo- J cracy' that the referendum was i permitted to the Australian people * to accept the Federal shac^l-s, i without realising t hat. if tl ey intelli- | gen...
Effective Union Smashing. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
Effective Onion Smash* ing. It is understood - hat the Defence and Discipline Bill, which will shortly be circulated among legis late* s, will include an oath of servicc which muBt be subscribed to by all who may hereafter join the Austra lian military or naval forces, the present form of oath being for a sol dier to serve only within his own State. The new oath extends the service to all narts of the Common wealth. — Daily Press. Thb Peoplk and the Australian Socialist Leage at the time of th? Federal fight pointed out that the crea'ion of a federal armed force would mean a more powe f ul weapon 'for crushing unions on strike. The above paragraph proves tbe state ment that the federal i-oldier can be sent anywhere in Australia. To give an illustration :-^s-A fit* ike oc cars (say) at Broken Bill. Pre viously to federation, in the event of mine managers wishing to pro voke a ri »t to breik the' back of the strike, troops wo- Id have had to be sent from Sydney, and to do this consent...
THEY RESIGN THE TASK. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
THEY RESIGN THE TISK. The Government that was going to get the support of the labor men in the next parliament must in the first place be prepared to give them com pulsory arbitration. Cpoud cheers.) Compulsory Arbitration was one of , their tew bemaihiq fishes-. Tbe words are those of Mo Go wen, M.l. A., as reported by tbe S.M. H of Jane 8. 'I he smal capitals are Thk People's. If the socialist Labor party re quired any justification for its ex istence apart from the economic construction of society, it is found in those words of 'the -leader. of an alleged ' Labor Party, ' for in them is to be read a clear expre sion that capitalistic society as we know it to day is always to be, that no efforts should be made to overthrow it and substitute juste' conditions, and that' the only thing to do is to pass measures of an ameliorative character. The words, too, ' one of their few re maining planks,' shows that Mc Goweh's confreres consider that nearly all ameliorative measures have been ...
LANG. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
LANG. . The Lang candidate addressed an attentive audience at Bathurst street on Friday of last week, and another on Tuea 'ay last, recei ing votes of confidence at each On Thursday a mid-dav meeting was held near the Ne v Zealand wharf, when a large number of men were j present. 'About donen ba-r»ckers fur Mr Power — mo* ly beery indi viduals — were responsible for a good deal of interruption, but the meeting was a most successful one, nevertheless.
How the Bogus Run their Show. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
How the Bogus Ron their Show; ? The following is no cri tioism from a Socialist source, but is the testi mony of a member of the F.L. L. : ' Mr Wm. Johnson writ, s from Oi ange to say that there has been no P.L L- there for three ye- rs, and that when the Secretary of the A.W.U. recently call- d a meetii g, only l7 a' tended, of whom two were under acre. Mr. Johnson de ni-s that the selection of P.L.L. officers was fixed up L the first place there was no League, in the Becond place, when formed it had only nine members, and so the choice of officers wis limited. Mr Johnson took the secretaryship, as no else would, but even at the call of circulars and during the Federal excitement, 15 was the maximum attendance aud five the miuimum. Mr. Johnson states that it is locally rumored no one will leave Sydney to organise Labor at Orange, because Newman is too good a man to borrow from.' — Sydney ' Worker.' That's rather rough on Bogus Labor me tubers and candidates, a politician is safe fr...
THE CAMPAIGN. THOMSON AT NEWTOWN-CAMPERDOWN. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
tffitE CAMPAIGN. THOMSON AT NEWTOWN CAMPERDOWN. Oh Monday evening last, Andrew Thomson, (he 8ocialiaf, Labor Party's candidate, opened tbe Newtown Camperdown Cnmpaig --in the New town Town Hall. There was a very large audience, and H. E. Holland presided. After a brief introductory speech by the chairman, Mr. Thomson, who was greeted, with applause, said he was not there to solicit votes. He wonld rather have sixprincip'e vote* than 600 votes not cast f r principle. There conld be no other system of continuing government but the party system. When they called themselves the Socialist Labor Party, they included not only the man with wa-le oa his hands, but the man with warts on his head. But the working-class man was the man whose interests were least looked af'er. They united to give political expression to their views, and wonld give expression to them at each sue ceeding election. They told the workers that all the evils they suf fered under were the result of the brntal system un...
G. B. Barton Describes Toby Tosspot. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
G. B. Barton Describes Toby Tosspot. G. B Bartow thus describes bro ther Toby, the ' hon.' member for the McSharry case : — *? The average member is nothing better than a greedy professional politician, seek ing every mea s of increasing his salary by fees and allowances, which, it is suggested, are used by subser vient Ministers as a form of bribery.'
WALLSEND [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 June 1901
WALLSEND Candidate J. O Moroney resumed the campai.-n in Monday nlg^t, taking Young Wallsend first and then Cardiff. Comrades Bowling and Dave McNeill with the candi date, made the afrack, and Bowling spoke for about 20 minutes, and suc ceeded in get, ting a fair crowd to gether. Moroney kept them inter ested, despite the cold, for three- ' quarters of an hour. On Tuesday night, at Killing worth, the people who braved the piercing cold blasts forega hered at the looal pit — the only central meeting place. The audience was small but attentive. Wednesday a meeting was held at Ho nsville. A fall report of these meetings reached Thb Pkoplb. too late for publication.