The Rebel (Hallettsville, Tex.), Vol. , No. 102, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 21, 1913 Page: 3 of 4
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^rikeni in the building place.
is a member of the Socialist
I of Birmingham and gives out
oUowing statement as to the
„ immediate cause of my rampv
"m* Wood in •>' reply to the
-tent of -tke Corumiwiouon ' were
r^ioM in connection with the re.
itrikc of wck-r* in tin- building
If I had appeared before tke
.dors' Association and strongly
^ced the strikers, promising the
to all arrested, to my critics, in
r ini()n, that would not hare shown
i of judicial poise and temperament
j J would doubtless still be Becorder.
i<)i#ke no mistake, I was discharged
actions in two matters—hold-
tl,<. sonles equally between the rich
I poor in cases involving- the mor-
0V lack of them, of the rich and
^nent, *ud holding the scales
illy between selfish wealth and,
Lying labor. -
removal of Wood by the com
* was an arbitrary act. The
has paterson by the
The answer to this question is
simple—a few big capitalists. -
It is they who stand in the way
of the Settlement of the strike of
the silk workers.
The situation in Paterson is like
the situation throughout the Unit-
ed States—there ape many estab-
ishments, but tb^ strategic indus-
tries art controlled by companies
and corporations with large capital
and enormous financial connect-
- In Paterson, there are some 300
k mills. All of them are depend
ent on the dve houses for their
dyed silk. The dye houses are
mainly controlled by two com
panies, the Wiedman Silk Dyeing
Co., and the National Silk Dyeing
Co. The Wiedman Company em-
ploys 2,000 hands It has plants in
other parts of the country, in
connect vp with the
/(By John M;-Work.)
hi the ancient classic mythology
%ere is a story about an
earth born giant named Antaeus
The warm earth, Terra, was his
mother. His father was the stormy
.Neptune, god of the sea.
When be'was tn touch with the
earth, his mother, strength and|
vitality flowed into him from the
earth. WJJien he was not in con-
tact with the earth, his strength
One day Hercules happened
along, swinging his club, fresh
from his exploit of holding the
world on his shoulders while Atlas
got the golden apples of the lies
perides for him.
Envious Antaeus was like Cas-
sius, he could not be at heart's
ease while he beheld a greater than
So, the two giants engaged in
For a; Jong time the progremve
spirits in the Socialist movement
have recognized the need for a pa-
per that jP>'°uld deal with internal
party ajfairs; particularly those
affairs that relate to organization.
A goo^r niany Socialist editors
while fi^ly deploring the ineffi-
ciency of the National Office and
ttie danger that lay in the estab-
shnieit; of a bureaucracy, close
heir fgrtt and columns to what
was goinfe on for fear that the pub-
" such matters would in
ith general propaganda,
e Rebel realized that
some justification for
JwJ °"^l% " " """"I bjr|mortkl"oon.baL Tmuta wm the
r rench capitalists, representing
Btt Becorder was "not made ac
..tea with the charges againBt him
vat he permitted to appear before
, ^dy at which his removal was re
e local unions and of course, the
„;«list Party, have alligned them.
n solidly with Wood. White Gib
attorney to several local unions
'declared that a meeting will be
I under their auspices at which the
reasons for Wood's dismissal will
rnftde public. ' It is to be regretted,'
Gibson, "that a highly talented
yienttom, capable, Jtonest young
yer, fearless in the discharge of his
has been ousted from the City
nission without semblance of trial
I tke charge."
The Rebel philosopher says:.
"The working man is born in pov-
v, raised on the installment
and dies in Capitalist debt.
i'ii ' i ■■
$400,000,000 Its chief counsel is'
John Griggs, ex-United States!
Senator of New Jersey and Attor-
ney General of thikUnited States.
Griggs is also a director in the
American Locomotive •Works,
stronger. But he found that ev-
ery time lie" felled Antaeus to the
ground wth his club the earth-
born giant acquired new strength
from the earth and sprang to his
feet stronger than ever. To over
,. u „ x , I come this difficulty, Hercules
w ich has a plant at Paterson; thehim by the girth, swung
Baldwin-Laster Corporation, Cor- him aloft and held him high in
poratmn Trust Co., N. Y^, and g. L, air jn thig positionT Antaeus
J. Rapid Transit Co., N. Y., and N I no ionger received hs accustomec
. e ephone Co., and the Second 8Uppiy 0f strength from the earth.
Avenue Railway Co. In addition Hg. 8tren?th therefore waned. In
Griggs is president and director of a ghort time he diedj and Hercules
the Marconi Wireless Telegraph | togged ^ lubberly hulk into
i . .
The American Locomotive Co.,1 Modern man also derives his
is controlled by interests friendly Ltrength and vitality from the earth
to John P. Morgan and J. J. Hill. not d^.ectly like Antaeus—but in-
The Corporation Trust Co., organ- directly through his food, his
ized the notorious United Ship- clothing. his ghelter, etc.
Building Co., (the Ship-Building | He,too, is entirely dependent up-
his washer Must Pay]
Ion the earth.
When the Hercules of capitalism
I comes along and cuts off his sup-
| ply from the earth,he too is "up in
the air." His strength wanes
Trust) which created so much
scandal years ago. The Marconi
Wireless Telegraph Company is
the American offshoot of the cor-
poration that figured so promin-
ently in the stock jobbing scan-1 ^nd unie88 his connection with the
A MAN tried to sell me a horse once, dak that shook the English House earth suppiy i8 re-established, he
IHe said it was a fine horse and had of Commons, and involved Lloyd- perighe8.
I nothing tm matter with it I wanted a George, Churchill, Asquith and At the Dresent time, all workers
the backing of Prenc J are deprived of mo t of. the 8up-
munch.aD0AndrSt'l| With the backin2 of French | piy to which they arc entitled,
didn't know Hnd the interests represent-1 They nre deprived of it because
man very well led by John Griggs, the Wiedman l^g industries are owned by the
eiti?erT f m him T C°- °an easily be reckoned amon? capitalists. The private owner
wanVd to try the the b,g (lorPoratl°ns of the coun- Lhip of the industries enables the
horse for a month, try. private owners—the capitalists—
He said "All The National Silk Dyeing Co., is t0 keep for themselves most of the
right, but pay me U New Jersey $10,000,000, consol- earninK8 0f the workers. They can
first, and I'll give n( 0:ii, ™ * ., ,
we threw our columns open to the
discussion of party organization
and a peat deal of good resulte<
'rom o«r work. Then we decide*
o publish a monthly paper at 25
cents a year that would be devotee
entirely to such matters. Fra
Warren saw the wisdom of our
move and we are pleased to an
nounce that he has decided to fo
low Th« Rebel's example, this
learn fropi a notice that he sent
me this jreek. which says
The 4BPeal '* primarily an agitation
paper. Its minion is to carry the mw,
sage of poci:ilism to the American
people. '"IW to educate and inform
the avowed Socialists, the members of
the Socialist party and the Appeal Ar
my, has plwius been a problem.
The Appeal having the facilities as
well as considerable experience has de.
oiiicd to issur a monthly paper devoted
to the SSeialist Party and the Appeal
Army. paper will only cost 25 cts
a yew and no subsciption for less period
will be accepted. No reduction for clubs
or combinations will be allowed. This
new paptr will be edited by the rank
and file* The paper will contain no
editorial •xprcssions. All kinds of views
and ide^ on party matters and propa.
ganda work by the readers wil' be
printed.^rhere will be only one rule
The shortest communications will have
the right of way.
This pjkper will also publish the lat
est new* in the Socialist and l-abor
movement, here and abroadjajt will, in
a word be the organ of thewiSred So
ciallsts to serve their inter4|ifa8 they
It wiH be called The National 8oc
iallat. The p'iper of that name which
was published in Washington has huh
pended publication. However, all the
subscribers of that paper will have their
subscriptions filled by the new paper.
The first iHsue of the new National
Socialist will be dated July, but will
reach all subscribers not later than
June 28th. Send your subscription at
once to "The National Socialist,"
It is known by very few people
feu* ,the capitalists have forced
hrough laws in nine states for a
iew barbarous .form of punish-
ment for members of the working
Paupers, those addicted to
strong drink, (this, of course, ap-
plies only to pooi1 men or women
and not to the sons of millionaires)
non-producers ,and violators of
he law are mentioned in these
aws as representing that portion
of society unworthy and unfit to
Nothing Whatever is said about
the rich idlers who never raised a
The circulation man and the. ed-
itor had another run in this week
over space for this column and as
usual the old jn&n had his way and
our Reba department was cut to
the bone. 1 don't blame the chief
much after reading a galley proof
of that tremendous double column
front page smash entitled "The
Sham of Texas." What gets me
is that a million thinking men in
the South shot
back you? idation °f many Silk dyeing con" do so, because the workers are de-
if the cerns. It has plants at Williams- pendeIrt .upon them for jobs.
isn't " 1 A,,~
horse isn't all port, Alientown and Laston, Pa. 1' We Socialists say that the indus-
... , Its Paterson plant employs 1,400 trieg ghan be owned collectively
inJlhkt I was men* It ia ^ second largest cor- J by all the people. Then the peopK^I
.. poration of its kind, and is con- ■ •*
nd'that I might have to whistle for trolled largely by New Jersey and
my money if I once parted with it. So Pennsylvania capital.
I didn't buy the horse although I want- It is said to be the object of the
ed it badly. Now this set me thinking. Ljye corporations to control the en
JheU"l900 Gravity"118Wer" tire silk trade. The Wiedman Co
And I said to myself, lots of people is reported to be interested in many
IN LAWLESS LOUISIANA.
New Orleans, Ija., June 11, 1913.
• City police and detectives led
will employ themselves in their by 0fficers 0f the United Fruit
own industries and pay themselves company fired into sailors and
all they earn. marine transport workers' unions
Their connection with their full on whftrf at nitle forty thi8 morn-
earth supply will thus be re-es- pickets were unarmed, two
tablished. j firemen and two sailors were
we shall no longer be a
ould read it, instead
of one twentieth of that number.
1 mention this article particularly
because I have read a synopsis of
grain of wheat or built a chicken I the great front page article for the
coop, or wove a piece of oloth. It land edition which will appear in
is taken for granted that an idler number HH and appropriately
who lives off the labor of working enough.'will leave our office in time
men and women is fully worthy of enough' to be read on Indepen-
reproducing himself. There is no dence Day the Fourth of July,
mention of sterilizing the big This article will thrill to the mar-
trust magnates who have stolen!row every human being with
mines, corporations, water power thought and character who reads
or railroads. The law applies it. [ ask you to not delay a mo-
strictly to POOR men, and it will raent but order bundles of that
ultimately be used against the so- i grt>at land edition which celebrates
cial rebels who dare to menace the second anniversary of the birth
the powers of the capitalist class. 0f The Rebel. 1 have only space
In Indiana over 900 men and for a few of our Rebs this week,
some women have been operated hut I will have at least two and
on by prison authorities to pre- one half columns for our next edi-
eut them from ever having child- Lion. We show a slight gain this
ren of their own. It is time So- We<>k, which indicates that we are
ialists were informing them- holding our own and now that the
solves about this latest atrocity crops ftro laid by our circulation
penetrated by the capitalist clasaLhould jump with leaps and
upon it? own victims. I)r. Kva hounds. Please remember the
Trew discusses this absorbing sub- prjt.(>8 for bundle orders fftr fre
ject in the July International So- |and edition, 50 cents a hundred or
cialist Review in her second ex-Uf, a thousand. Don't forget you
posure. can go on The Rebel list for four
The July Review also contains vear8 for $1.
The Difference Between Syndical- • • •
ism and Industrial Unionism. n. B. Oaunt, Henderson county, Te*-
Syndicalism is unionized anarchy, U*. orders 200 copies of our last edi-
while Industrial Unions i.
ionized Soctauwn. Syndicalism Koberts want* to carry The Rebel mes.
means MANY industrial (unions sage to Wayland's old nciRhboro in the
each fighting to secure from every North.
other union-Mid (rom the ret of
, . . . . .. Oklahoma, sends us
society the highest price for its be„t
product. It means sectional un- Dr. Curd, Calcasieu parish, La., dl
ionism, Industrial Unionism, on gnoses the condition of a number of
the Other hand, means One Big Un-1 P.°n^/ «erers^and forwards them to.
ion of all the workers. Its aim is]
the collective ownership of the
means of production and distri-
bution, which is precisely the aim
of the Socialist party.
The International Review is
$1.00 a year . In order to give
our readers an opportunity to fol-
low the Sex Sterilization Series,
we will send you the Review.
starting with these articles, and
The Rebel both for one year for
One Dollar or we will send you the
Review and The Rebel one year
and a copy of Clarence Darrow's
masterpieee, "Crime and Crimi-
nals" for $1.05.
aclub of six with
us for treatment.
Among our army of sub getters we-
glean the following:
Cash Steuhens, W. fit. Clair, S. D.
Elliot, J. D. Ainsley, J. N. Demoney,
Jacob, Vibrock, J. A. Echols, D B.
Gates, P. E. Lunsford, fi. L. Wright, B.
M. Cunningham, J. H. Brandon, W. J.
Fuller, W. A. Webb, W. R. Avery, D.
G. W. Rhirley. J. Rtowe, Wter Trow,
bridge, J. H. Ray- W. P, Lackey, J. L.
Ward, W. J. Lovorn. Tt is these brave
men and fair women who are keeping
The Rebel on the firing line. Without
them we could uot exist, but with their
co-operation we will fight until land!
lordism ig aq extinct as the dodo.
. Then, we shall no longer be a wounded. One fireman and one
may think about my Washing Machine silk manufacturing plant* through phy8i(;ally and intellectually stuntJ PxneCted to die All work
rJ.'S'iL'-ho IT"' r.".fhe cou."tr'v'.„A prolongation | ed raM,'but will have a full and] iMnlp„ of oity furiml„ mtr thc
T.l I'd « know because the strike will bring ruin to free opportunity to make t(.e moat w„ton outr^e. Publishers of the
-■r r I tvtnmf r i Minn n rt nnln T n A /1 f a AArti I • > > n ft — . ■
wouldn't write and tell me. You soe I j many firms and help the dye com-|^j life,
sell my Washing Machines by mail. 11 panies in their effort to dominate
Lumber Jack have censored the
paper and it will have to come out
The Donk is-incorrigible. After on]y an emaaeul^ed report
big corporations abolishing the bat in the pen last or |lo( (lt a]j \yp nro trying to
have sold over half a million that way. entire industry.
to'b^SplJtry my'WashiB^MwhSl It will also help big .urpurauuua, aboliflhmg the bat in tne pen lasu^ not at all
(or & month, before they pay for them, to gam further control in silk man- year? the Donk officials are now 0||,er publishers and may have
just as I wanted to try the horse. 1 ufacture itself. Among the big using the shot gun in its place. L move on another place. Lcuis-
Now 1 know What our ''1900 Grav.- 8ilk. mills blocking a settlement are Dope has been sold to the prison- L outdoing West Virginia
^lU do:., 1 ^ I the Doherty Co., a New Jersey cor- er8 wholesale and corruption rules
This company operates | the r00st. Bury the beast.
they can b© washed by hand or by any | U 1T000 loom inill ill x 8tcr80D, OI1G
of the biggest in the industry. It
is backed by Japanese capital in-1 lection of rent—in a word, the
I know it will wash a tub full of ve_
rv dirty clothes in Six minutes. I knov^
no other machine ever invented can do
that without wearing out the clothes.
Our "1900Gravity "Washer does the
work so easy that a child can run it al.
most as well as a strong woman,and it
don't wekr the clothes, fray the edges
nor break buttons the way all other
It just drives soapy water clear
through the fibres of the clothes like
a force pump might.
So, said I to myself, I will do with
my " 1900 Gravity" Washer what 1
wanted the man to do with the horse.
Only 1 won't wait for people to ask me.
I'll offer first, and I'll make good the
offer every time.
Let me send you a " 1900 Gravity "
Washer on a month's free trial. I'll
pay the freight out of'my own pocket,
iikI if you don 't„want the machine af
tor vou've used it a month I'll take it
hack and pay the freight too. Surely
*ftiat is fair enough, isn^ itf
r>oesn't H prove that the'' 1900Grav
itv" Washer must be all tha^t I say it
And you can pay me out of what it
saves for you. It will save its whole
<*08t in a few months, in wear and tear
the, clothes alone. And then it will
save 50 eents to 75 cents a week over
•hat in wash woman's wages. If you
keep the machine after the month's
trial. I'll let you pay for it out what
Four Years for theReb
terested in American raw silk mar- city may suffer paralysis and staw;*
kets. nation. But what care the Lam-
Another corpora|ion of note, isl berts, Strauses and Griggs, Cow-
Dexter and Lambert Co. It has its] perwaits or McCullomsf They are]
Tho Rebel is generally recognired
as the greatest propaganda paper in
the South. "
The Bebel appeala to the tiller of the
own dve house
and is reckoned not intent on Paterson's prosper- soil as no other paper has ever ap
, , ^ , 4 ►. p .i / I coaled in thc South. Thc man who i§
among the biggest of Paterson s|ity, but the prosperity of the «w |of 8odaliBm in the South can
mills. Lambert was detected smug-1 whom they directly represent. I
be trained through our columns.
gling silk-ribbons in wine casks in- Vanderbilt once said "to hell with! Every Southern Socialist should see
to the country the public.'' They say '' to hell with that his neighbor secures The Rebel.
io nit i-tuuiuy wic pui J J ,, put a dollar in an envelope with your
Still another noteworthy concern Paterson. After us the deluge. nume and addre8„ and gct The Rebel
is Ashley and Bailey, a corpora- These facts should make it plain for fonr year8( which is just 25e a year
tion with North Carolina branches, that it is not the industrially or- it will be the best dollar you ever
All these companies dominate | pan ized workers who have Pater-J spent^If you prefe^to have e e e
Remember a copy of the Great Book,
"Call of the Carpenter" goes to each
who sendg in as much as $6
the local Silk Manufacturers As-1 son by the throat, but the same IfoT 11'e iB only *6-
sociation, just as the dye house cor- 1 rood of capitalists who have got
porations dominate the Master the country by the throat. It be-
Dyer's Association. Through j hooves those who condemned the in-
these combined associations they ] dustrially organized workers to
control the local situation. It is pay attention to the more potent
for 4 year or life subscriptions. tf
The Catholics of Wisconsin in
HUSH-A BYE BABY.
After the state senate of Illi
nois, through its wage commission
had shown the frightful conditions
under which women and girls are
mployed in department stores and
factories, a similar commission
was launched in Missouri, for the
purpose of investigating the hard
lot of the women and girls in St.
Louis. It was found that the girls
start work at $2.50 or $3 per week,
scrub women in the big buildings
get $20 to $30 a month and work
from 5 in the morning to 9 at
night. Child labor is prevalent in
all parts of the city. The working-
class mothers of Saint Louis have
a new version of "Hush A-Bye,
HTJ8H.A BYE, BABY.
The Revised Version.
"Hush a bye, baby, on the Uee top,
When you grow up you shaft work in a
^nd when you pet married your wife
shall work, too,
That the rich may grow richcr, with
nothing to do.
Hush a bye, baby, on the tree top,
When unemployed your wages will stop
And when grown old your wage will
That the rich may grow richer, with
nothing to do.
We hush-a bye babies, we are sot made
We are railing new music for the in
Ahd wealth without work must shut
A proletarian is a man stripped
of his skill, robbed of his religion,
his patriotism, standing naked in
thc world with nothing to sell but
his labor power. His skill, bis
power to produce has passed into
the machine that his own hands
created, and in order to control
his skill, he must take control of
the machine that he has kept in
motion and operate it in his own
interest regardless of whether the
divine powers of thc earth desire
to make the change not.—Hi.
The lumber workers on thc coast
have started a general strike lor
an eight-hour day and a minimum
wage of $3 in all logging camps.
Several thousand men are out.
they who stand in thj? way of a set- danger of concentrated and giant convention assembled last week, de-
tlement Hundreds of small firms capital in the hands of a few that nouneed the public schools of the
arc willing to concede the strik- is making the social problem of 'United States and the Socialist
ers' demands. The demands were this country the most important Party mL\~ "!J a""""
problem of this or any other age. I came from Europe. The Rebel
conceded bv the Summit Silk Co.,
of Summit N. J., the Price Co,,
Shuh and Michaels, and other
firms of Paterson. The big cor-
porations threaten the small firms
who accede to the strikers' de;
it saves you. Tf it saves you 60 cents a ,naIK|s They will practice sflbo-
^ „_i week 'till . in trn6 capitalist style.
cheerfully, w fh(,n j8 a pCfl picture bf the
forces that have P&U'rson by the
throat; that are determined to sac-
rifice the greatest good to the bene-'
fit of the few. The big department
stores of the city may lay off help .
week, send me 50 cents a week
paid for. -i;il take that
1 11 vtyit for my money until the mach-
ine itself earns the balance.
Orop me a line today, and let raft
send you a book about the "1900 Grav-
. itv". Washer that washes clothes in 6
Address me this way*—H. L. Barker,
Court Street, Binghamton, N. Y.
- A business in all stores may decline .........
If you -livp in Canada, address 190011 i inrds may find it necessary .that ib really throttling it 7
"*• <£ ' St.. x„,o to.! ITiiLit Ind n<.t pres the ^ol- l.odat 152,1. W. W„ Paterson, N. J.
It is this condtiion that now eon-1 would like to know where Catholi-
fronts Paterson. It is a few big | eism came from
capitalists who are using all Pat-.
crson's institutions for their own 80CIALI8T *BAOHERS AOENOY
w uioui j D0t gggjgt a teacher unless
personal aggrandizement to the farri<m a red 5ard( paid np to dste m
detriment of the popular welfare. J th„ g^igjigt Party. I hare reason to
It is they who. in due time, if per- uiieve that others not Socialists a*e
mitted to triumph, will expose I trying to get infortr.ation Therefore
. , • Q11^ Vinitnl nr I to save mucl correspon3vnce T wish
themselves in open and brutal a ^ anB0Uliee Agency la *<>•«•
rogance. and give Paterson prob- re)ldy for business and all teachers
lems to solve besides which the who want Information art asked to
send their "red card" to me so that 1
may identify them as Socialists. Of
course their red card will be returned
W. O. Brannen, See.
present strike will be as child s
play. Forewarned is forearmed.
Will Paterson shake off the hand
The roads along the side of the
railroads are public owned by all
the people. The railroad in the
middle of the two public roads is a
private road. Why?
If renters are increasing and
land is going out of sight in value,
what chance will your children
have if .present conditions con-
If 100,000 men were organized
in the Renters Union in the states
of Texas and Oklahoma, each
state would have a Socialist gov-
ernor and legislature at the next
lection. How about that?
While the general strike is on
great poems will be written and
great anthems will be composed.
The refrain to the Rebel's song
will go something like this:
"And this great truth I will pro
Although you may think me wrong
That the men ,who produce the
wealth of the world,
Are the men' whom the wealth -be
The Associated Press has lifted
the censorship in West N irginia
and the people are commencing to
get a little news from that foreign
In California they are making
a determined attempt to make ->0
per cent of the entire Socialist par-
ty membership consist ot women.
What's the matter with Texas do-
ing the same thing? J?
Bm at i
A pure, ,p rklln«. a f.w 1
cotX of on.
mlnutoi in o<f •* jn t by *d<11* I
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