Journal, Volumes 4-6

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1883 - Labor
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Page 477 - The law locks up both man and woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater felon loose Who steals the common from the goose.
Page 535 - They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends," says he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease...
Page 478 - ... from a determinate spot of ground, because his father had done so before him : or why the occupier of a particular field or of a jewel, when lying on his death-bed, and no longer able to maintain possession, should be entitled to tell the rest of the world which of them should enjoy it after him.
Page 530 - Ah no ! the poor and wretched Were close beside my door, And I had passed them heedless A thousand times before : Alas, for the cold and hungry That met me every day, While all my tears were given To the suffering far away ! There's work enough for Christians, In distant lands, we know, Our Lord commands his servants Through all the world to go, Not only to the heathen ; This was his command to them : " Go, preach the Word, beginning Here, at Jerusalem.
Page 558 - ... thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, and it shall be the duty of the Prosecuting Attorney of the county in which such offense was committed, upon receiving complaint, to prosecute all such cases in the name of the people of the State oi Michigan, before any justice of the peace or other competent court of jurisdiction. Sec. 4. All fines collected for violation of this act shall be...
Page 478 - ... (accurately and strictly speaking) there is no foundation in nature or natural law, why a set of words upon parchment should convey the dominion of land; why the son should have a right to exclude his fellow creatures from a determinate spot of ground, because his father had done so before him; or why the occupier of a particular field or of a jewel, when lying on his...
Page 468 - ... written notice of which shall have been given to every member in good standing, and at the time being within the jurisdiction, which notice shall briefly state the disposition Intended to be made of such property, describing it, and shall be signed by the district recording secretary or recording secretary, as the case may be, and with the seal of die assembly attached.
Page 557 - Any individual, firm, agent of any corporation or other employers of labor, who shall take any unlawful advantage of any person or persons in their employ, or seeking employment, because of their poverty or misfortune, to invalidate any of the provisions of the preceding section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, and it shall be the duty of the Prosecuting Attorney of the county...
Page 477 - Prohibit child labor if y*u will ; but give me the land, and your children will be my slaves. Make your currency of what material you choose; but if I own the land you cannot base your currency upon the wealth of the Nation, for that wealth is the LAND. You may make the laws and own the currency, but give me the land and I will absorb your wealth and render your legislation null and void. Look over our western fields to-day and note the rapid strides with which monopoly is seizing upon the fairest...
Page 530 - So well their wants he pictured, That when the box was passed, Each listener felt his pocket, And goodly sums were cast; For all must lend a shoulder To push the rolling car, That carries light and comfort To Borrioboola Gha.

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