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Fair-Trade (Newspaper) - August 15, 1890, London, Middlesex A Weekly Journal Devoted to Home Trade and Vol. 253. August 15, 1890. One op ' Moderate Largest Stock in the made CRAMERS PIANOFORTES AND Fisher's Lever Watches COCOA made with boiling Regent Street and Moor gate Inventions awarded for good quality and moderate CRAMER'S HIRE Grand and Cottage new and by Broad Stein and for cash or hire Cramer & Moorgate hereby appoint you bur sole agents for the City of S. & P. Erard & CRAMER & 40 to 46, Moorgate J. D. Watch 228, HIGH THE LESSON OF THE When a few years ago there was a. rage a cynical observer remarked they always arranged for the Summer and carry Autumn would seem .as though the same rule were intended to the greater strikes of modern year the claimed attention in the best months and this year we have the South Wales Railway Fine weather is excellent for the professional agitator to work including as it does the minimum of hardship to those who go short on the union A winter strike involves too many risks to be lightly encouraged. A hard or in its place a wet means very different conditions to than when the weather is bright and What may be with a light heart in could not be endured in February and so at the bidding of the unionist we are again regaled with a repetition of the The railway men of South Wales arc in effect what was done through than the Dockers last appeal in fact to the audience and though the ground for fighting is the issues are the Under the guise of shorter larger wage is practically Into the merits of the South Wales we do hot propose to They little do in the question our pen is But the strike itself has everything to do with the general state of labour which admits of such an Throughout the length and breadth of the land there are signs that labour is no less simmering into revolt this year than it was last Though there has been better employment winter than for many years past though wages have advanced in most directions and though during of prosperity things have looked better generally still there is the same People of a certain order of mind are fond of prating of the bad times of but at what period in the old days could organised such as those to which we are now have been possible ' The introduction of machinery in bygone years caused terrible outbursts of passion from men who fancied their individual callings were being The Low Moor disturbances the riots were cases in but such risings were not the protest of and overworked There were crises in those days which the improved facilities for have that created temporary keen enough while it But the chronic discontent that stares us in under our era of F rcc is a factor of a very different As a matter of and for good labour is to-day armed to the Nor it. struggle any a mere between Labour and which perchance the ordinary ' elements of supply and demand might but one between Labour and The former has revolted at large against the conditions under which the world has been governed for at any rate We are face to face not merely with discontent and with general turnover of existing order may be It may be to many without visible sign or it is the less The workers arc armed at the same time that they are terrorised by the same esprit etc corps which binds other sections of These are the facts of the and it is as ignore them as to specula whether they are for good or for And least potent factor at the undoubted sympathy which strikers compared with that given in olden times when unionism was in its In a. the grievance of the wage earners appears to be at once admitted by ARMED TO THE South Wales Railway 1890. 1 the though the same agitator who formulated the last strike arranges the new To the man in the the whether he be a private capitalist or a corporate is condemned without a and it is this feature which alters the whole character of the strikes pf It were for both strikers and to be warned in or they forfeit such The men in South Wales ha gone to the very verge of if not beyond it. Whilst their aims at first were the feeling is becoming widespread that they have now gone too and that should it. be necessary for the Government to intervene to run the trains in the men will not in the end gain what was possible a few days
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