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Sept. 2, 4 o.nd 5, 1905
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One week from next Monday In
every state in the Union, with hut four
exceptions, Lnhor Day will he ob
served as a legal holiday, and organ
ized labor, representing over 200
crafts, will march and parade and
make merry. It is labor's own holi
day, and as such should be enjoyed to
tne utmost oy- me men anu women
whose hands and brains have builded
the republic, whose skill has put
America in the forefront of human
progress, and whose loyalty and de
votion to republican principles has
been the chief defense of the republic
since its foundation. It will be the
day on which organized labor parades
in solid phalanx to testify to its col
lective devotion to the principles of
fraternity a fraternity that has no
equal in any other organisation. It
will he the day on which will parade
the principles that have stricken the
shackles from human toilers, made
lauor nonorauie anu curueu to a re-i
markable degree the arrogance of or
But as the union man marches
along to the music of bands and the
shrill and ruffle of fife and drum; as
the union woman marches side by side
with her brother jis happy children
freed from thralldom cheer and shout
as the parade of fathers goes by as
all this takes place let earnest and
thoughtful men look deeper into the
day's observance and ascertain if pos
sible a better understanding of the
day's lesson and the day's opportuni
ties. It is a grand sight to see the
Grand Army of Toil marching in
solid phalanx. It is a grand sight
to see the men whose brain and brawn
have builded deep and wide the foun
tain of the state marching by wllh
stalwart step and shining eyes. It is
a grand sight to see millions of men
who are actuated by the feelings of
fellowship marching shoulder to
shoulder. It is a grand sight to see
this magnificent army that is actuated
by the spirit of brotherhood keeping
step in time to the music of the bands.
But there 1s something more to Labor
Day than marching and parading, than
bands and flags, than shouts and
games, thdn merrymakings and rejoicings.
If the strength of organized labor and
can be made manifest 'on L-abor Day,
what might not he accomplished for
humanity and justice if those same
men marched and voted together on
election day as they march and cheer
on Labor Lay ! !
Stop and think of it, brethren!
Marching on Labor Day will never
enact a law protecting life .and limb
and safeguarding home and loved ones.
Marching in solid phalanx on Labor
Dcy will never release a pale-faced
boy or girl from sweat shop, mill or
mine. Keeping steps to hands on
Labor Day will not provide for the
widow and orphan, wipe out injustice
or make possible the ushering In the
millenium of labor. None of these
things on Labor Day will accomplish
good for organized -labor. But In the
parade and in the close associations
of the day will be found a lesson
teaching thoughtful men the possi
bilities that lie in concerted action.
And in that lesson lies the real essence
of the day. Organized labor will
never come into its own until its in
dividual members free themselves
from the cunningly forged chains of
partisanship and stand forth free men,
actuated only by a love for one's fel
lows and a desire to -see even-handed
justice dealt out without fear or favor.
Greed and selnsnness as exempiineu
in modern capitalism can afford to
help organized labor make Labor Day
a magnificent holiday as long as or
ganized labor is lulled to sleep by the
siren 'song of partisanship and allows
that same greed and graft and selfish
noss to profit at the expense of human
effort. While organized labor marches
In solid and swinging column through
the atreeJs of the cities on Labor Day,
capital stands on the curbstones with
cheers on its lips and contempt in its
heart. Capital knows that the cheer
ing men who go marching by will fly
at one another's throats on election
day, and out. of the wrangle and the
bitterness engendered by partisan poli
tics capital will grab more than it de
serves and labor will continue to take
less than that which it., owns and
should enjoy. Solid columns on
Labor Day mean less than nothing
in the face of divided ranks at the bal
lot box. Long parades on Labor Day
and divided ranks at the ballot box
mean only the perpetuation of unjust
rule, the perpetuation or the notorious
perv.ersion of justice, the perpetuation
of gang rule, corrupt legislatures and
venal judges. United ranks on elec
tion day mean the substitution of
justice for injustice, right for wrong,
triumpn ror defeat, respect ror con
tempt, recognition for indifference.
One grand united effort at the ballot
box will make every day a day of
To the swelling and cheering and
marching men who will march on
Labor Day The Wageworker sends
its warmest greetings. It would
rather stand before them on terms
of equality than to stand before kings
and thrones. Their interests are its
interests, their hopes are its hopes,
their aspirations its aspirations. And
may the day soon come when partisan
ship is lost sight of in the grander
spectacle of unity, and the slave of
party shall stand forth a free man
with a ballot in his hand that will
mean something for labor Instead of
something for the oppressors of labor.
The real lesson of Labor Day Is not
In the parade, but in the power that
lies within reach of the marching
millions, and who have but to reach
forth their hands and take Into their
keeping that which through all the
ages has been their own. Lincoln
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A POLITICAL PROPHECY
Anronos tho mission of M. Witte to
the peace conference between Russia
Japan, the well-informed London
correspondent of the Birmingham
(England) Post writes of a remarkable
forecast of the struggle in the far east.
A Russian oiiiciai snowed mrn a
memorandum prepared in 1890 by the
late M. Vischnegradshi, a predecessor
of M. Witte as minister of finance, to
whom M. Witte is said to owe his ad
yancement, and whose reported views
he has certainly followed. In this
memorandum M. Witte's patron pre
diets the present internal troubles of
the empire, the consequent break of
despotic power, and "the development
of a representative system of control."
But much more remarkable is it that
such a prediction as the ,fpjlqwing
should have been, made fifteen years
ago: "Reform will come to us from
Without rather than within the empire,
and we shall not know it until some
foreign power, but more likely England
in coalition with some eastern power,
is knocking hard at our gates. The
danger must at all events come from
the east, for in Europe we are too solid
and centralized to be attacked suc
cessfully. It behooves us, therefore,
to do all we can to prepare and de
velop our Asiatic dominion, and seek
no other territory until we have made
what we have quite invulnerable."
Aside from, its interest as a rare speci
men of far-sighted political prediction,
this forecast, with the wise counsel
baseH upon it, was evidently the origin
al inspiration of M. Witte's efforts to
dissuade the czar from his premature
venture on the ' present war. The
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