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"A labor i>nper is a far better
advertising method than any ordin
ary newspaper in eompsrissn with
circulation. A labor paper for ex
ample, having 1,000 subscribers is
of mole value to (be business man
who advertises in it than ordinary
papers with 10,000 subscribers."
VOL. XIX.
THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY.
Ladies' New Spring Suits
Specially Priced at $25.00
The Styles, Material and Coloring arc strictly correct for the spring
season and the quotation of tlio price of sf-2."> at tliii makes possible the
purchase of a dressy suit.
Pretty Models in the now hipless effects; two to four button cutaway
front: some plain tailored effects; coats are satin lined. The suits are
neatly trimmed with silk, fancy braid and self covered buttons; full
gored skirts, with or without fold; button trimmed.
The Materials are the new season's popular weaves, embracing satin dl
rectoire cloth, fancy serges, chiffon Panamas, Paris satin, in plain and
shadow stripe effects, including shades as toupe, London smoke, ashes
of roses, mode, peacock blue, russet, rusty green, brown, reseda, navy,
gray, lan. peacock green, olc.
Nothing to Match these Values yet offered in Everett.
They are Worth up to $;!">.(Ni.
ON SALE AT $25.00
Dolson & Cleaver
THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY.
Phono Ind. X 217 Sunset 217
1718-20 Hewitt Everett. Wsuh
MURRAY'S SHOE STORE
Union Made Shoes
Huiskamp Bros, hoes
For Women and Children
Brennan Shoes
MURRAY'S SHOE STORE
1707 HEWITT AYE.
Patronize Home Industry
By Drinking
Everett Brewing Co. s
PURE MALT BEER
Manufacturers of PURE CRYSTAL ICE
UNION MADE SHOES
A. J. BATES SHOES
$3.00, and $4.00.
KNEELANDS SHOES
$4.00 and $5.00.
Alden Walker & Wilde Shoes
$3.50, $4.00 and $5.00
STACY ADAMS SHOES
$e.oo.
UNION MADE WORK SHOES
$2.50 and $3.00
Home Shoe Store
"Owned in Everett"
R. E. BROWN R. W. MANNING
For the Whole Family
Ask For
Ask For
For IVlen
Phones; Ind. 299 V, Sunset 1:62.
THE LABOR JOURNAL
The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council
The
Largest
Stock of
UNION-MADE
SHOES
in Everett
DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST
EVERETT .WASHINGTON. THURSDAY. MARCH 11. 1909.
THE DREADED
WHITE PLAGUE
Workingmen are Organizing Against a
Dangerous Foe.
No movement is »t the present time
more deeply stirring the ranks of organ
i/ed labor throughout tlie i'nited States
,han the campaign againsl tuberculosis,
Politics, strikes, boycotts, and all other
issues are being side-tracked to make
Way for the fight which is to save the
lives of thousands of laboring men. Meet
ings arc being held and movements
started in hundreds of cities for the put
pose of stimulating the labor forces to
activity in anti-tuberculosis work.
History of Movement.
This uprising against the worst foe
>{ the workingmen is of such growth
that in spite of its present magnitude
and daily development, few people are
aware of its significance and import*
ancc. Several years ago soma of the
larger national and international labor
unions, notably the printers and cigar
makers, began an anti-tubercuioais
movement among their members, which
resulted in the establishment by the
printers of a sanitorium in Colorado
Two years ago Mr. Paul Kennadny, of
New York, spoke before the American
Federation of Labor, and stirred many
of the other unions to definite action
against tuberculosis. This movement
ripened about a year ago, when in Al
bany, X. V., the laboring men got to
gether and built a pavilion chiefly for
the benefit of their afflicted members.
The members of the Central Federated
Union of that city, numbering about
8,000 each pay five cents a month for the
maintenance of this pavilion. Hut
more than the pavilion was the interest
they aroused in the ranks of labor
throughout New York state and the
country in general.
Tlio results of the movement have
been the establishment of a labor de
partment by the State Charities Aid
Association and a special lecturer to the
unions, and an effort to enlist the aid
of laboring men throughout the state
in the campaign against tuberculosis.
The American Federation of Labor, at
its recent Denver convent ion. adopted
resolutions of approval of the general
Course followed at Albany, and called
upon its affiliated unions throughout
the country to follow this example.
Several of the State Federation of La
bor have also urged action against tub
erculosis. The international Tubercu
losis Exhibit, held in Xew York City re
cently, stirred the workingmen of that
city and Brooklyn to a realisation of dan
ger and responsibiity, and they, too re
cently took definite action in the war
fare against this disease. From here
the movement has spread all over the
I'nited States, until almost every labor
union of any importance in almost every
trade is beginning to discuss tuborcu
osis at its meetings. Hart ford, Conn.:
Galveston, Tex.: Newark, X. J.: St.
Louis, Mo.; San Francisco, Cal.j Tren
ton. X. •!.: Reading, Fa.; are a few of
the cities that are leading in this effort.
In Connecticut, largely through the
efforts id' John F. Qunshannon, a move
ment has been organized in Hartford.
Bridgeport, Xew Haven and several
other cities, through which the various
employers and employees of the factor*
ies arc paying for the treatment of their
fellow consumptives. Mr. (iunshannan's
plan is to interest each factory in an
effort to care for its own consumptives.
Subscriptions arc taken among the work
ingmen, and in almost every case the
employer contributes a sum equal to the
total contributed by bis men. These
various factory units are so organic °d
into a central body that the stronger
ones arc able to help the weaker. The
money raised goes for the suppott of
needy consumptive workingmen in tub
berculosis sanatoria.
Consumption Fatal to Laborer.
That tuberculosis is particularly fatal
to the workingmen may be clearly seen
from the fact that at least one third
of the deaths during the child' working
period of life are caused by pulmon
ary tuberculosis. Every other work
ingman who la-comes incapacit.it eT,
must ascribe his condition to consump
t ion. l>r. Ijiwrenee F. Flick says:
'•Tuberculosis is peculiarly a disease of
the wage workers, and this is so for
the very good reason that one of (be
causes of the disease is overwork." In
some trades, such as the metal poish
ers, brass workers, and stone workers,
from M to SO |M»r cent of all deaths are
caused by tuberculosis. Dusty trades
are particularly dangerous.
Some Results.
OF ORGANIZED LABOR
GENERAL
LABOR NOTES
There will be organized labor men
in the 1000 assembly of the New York
legislature.
The Bulgarian Sobranje has voted to;
tav bachelors over thirty years of age!
.*2 yearly. The proceeds will be de
voted to education.
A bill was introduced in the Colorado
legislature making it a misdemeanor to
give, accept or solicit a tip eveept on a
sleeping car.
The Hatters are making a brave and
winning fight against the Hat Manufac
turers' Association. Here is a fight
where every man can be of assistance
and without any expense to himself. All
that is required is to insist on the label
when buying a bat. Is there anything
easier?
The Kansas supreme court, on Jan
uary '.l. affirmed the verdict against the
International Harvester Company. The
'company must pay a fine of $13,600 on
forty-two charges of violating the Kan
sas Anti-Trust law.
The result of a census of occupations,
taken in December, 1007, just published,
shows the number of persons engaged in
industry and trade in Prussia was in
creased by 1,500,0000 from 1895 to 1907,
while the number engaged in agriculture
was decreased by 600,000.
A remarkable religious boycott has
been started in Jerusalem. All the
Greek churches in the city arc closed and
none of the native adherents will enter
one of the edifices. The trouble began
because the natives demanded a voice
in the affairs of the church.
The Ministry of Education recently
introduced a bill before the Doumn, pro
viding for a building fund for the erec
tion of 148,179 new primary schools
throughout the empire within ten years.
A statute providing for general com
pulsory education is to be discussed in
the Douma.
A house-to-house census which has
been taken under the auspices of the
Berlin trades unions shows a total of un
employed persons in Berlin of 67,307, in
addition to 33,033 unemployed in the
suburbs. The municipality will carry
out a similar census, but has called upon
the unemployed to report at various cen
ters.
Among the bills introduced in the
California senate i> one by Mare Alt
thong, asking the governor to isMic a
proclamation prior to the general elec
tion of 1000, calling upon the people to
register their sentiments 'Tor or ag.iiust
Asiatic immigration" upon a part of
the official ballot to be reserved for the
purpose.
The Chicago Telephone company,
through H. F. Sunny, president, announc
ed the organization of a benefit associa
lion for its 8,000 employes. The plan
or organization is the result of several
months' work by a committee appointed
to investigate the subject. The com
pany announces that it will contribute
toward the benefit.
A pension fund for the benefit of dis
abled miners, to be maintained jointly
by the miners and operators and of which
the state will be trustee, has been pro
posed to the Indiana legislature. No
tices of the proposed creation of the
fund and the method of its establishment
have been sent to secretaries of the var
ious local unions of the I'nited Mine
Workers, and a number of favorable re
plies have been received. James Fp
person, stnte mine inspector, originated
the idea.
The most sweeping victory ever ob
tained by a lalmr union came out of Su
perior Judge Seawell's court of Oalifor
nia in the sustaining of the demurrer of
It develops that the labor agencies in
the big cities and assembing points in
the country, as well as the railroads,
have given no attention to the statute
in dealing with men hiied for railroad
work.
It is said by tho-e who have invest i
gated the subject that few of those
hired to work on railroads and pro
vided with (insses to the pace of em
ployment are liona fide workmen.
LABOR NOTES
OF INTEREST
(By E. I. Marsh.)
Pro. K. J. Olinger and wife left this
morning for Oakland, California, where
they will remain for about two weeks.
Mr. Olinger is a delegate from the Elec
trical Workers unions of this city to
the district convention of their organisa
tion which convenes the 15th of this
month. Much inportant business is to
come before the convention. As this is
the season of the year which finds Cali
fornia at its best, the trip will be of an
enjoyable nature.
It is reported on good authority that
a prominent member of organized labor
got into the Mitchel hotel of Everett by
mistake. The Mitchell is one of the
most obnoxious non-union hotels in the
state, everything about it being unfair:
barber shop, kitchen and bar. This is a
note of warning, not criticism.—Seattle
I fnion-Rocord.
Tomorrow night is the date for the
regular meeting in Labor Temple of the
directors of the Building Association. As
needed alterations to the temple will
la- discussed, a large attendance of di
rectors is desired.
"Queen Quality" is no longer a union
made tobacco. The Labor Temple cigar
stand carries a cigarette tobacco that is
union made. DUKE OF YORK. Ask
for it.
Bio, S. 11. Haynes of the Carpenters
is just beginning to get out again after
a seven weeks illness of sciatic rheuma
tism. His many friends who have sym
pathized with him in his affliction are
glad to see him able to be around again.
The Cooks & Waiters are making ex
tensive preparations for their big dance
in Masonic hall the 17th inst. Creese's
orchestra has been secured and as this
union never does anything by halves an
enjoyable affair is expected.
Pro. Downs is holding the secretarial
duties for the Bartenders during the ab
sence from the city of Secretary Klopf.
The shingle weavers will hold a coun
ty convention in this city next Sunday
with delegates in attendance from all
of the locals in this county. It is in
tended to put a county organizer in the
field within a short time to work tinder
the joint supervision of the various lo
cals in collecting dues and obtaining new
members. The weavers arc alive to the
Importance of having their craft thor
oughly organized and intend to leave
no stone unturned during the coming
year to enroll every man that works at
the craft under the banner of their in
ternational. It is proposed to form a
county organization with meetings every
three months. In that way it is be
lieved the weavers of the county will
be brought close together ami will be
able to better understand the condi
tions and needs of the different local!
--t ies.
Call for the "John Mitchell'' union
made cigar. For sale at the Lalior Tem
ple cigar stand.
The building trades have a business
agent in the field again. Bro. Jno, Rai
ferty Of the painters having been elect
ed to that position last Tuesday night.
dim Ballew is once more a familiar
figure at the Labor Temple after being
quarantined for several weeks owing to
sickness in his family. Jim is as glad
to get out again as the lmys are to sec
him.
DOCTORS IN SWITZERLAND
Fifty three of the fifty -five doctors
in Hellin/.ona, Switzerland, and its sub
urbs have goon on strike. They arc
paid by the municipal authorities, the
salaries running from #(100 to $1,000
a year, and by contract, must give their
services free to poor and rich alike.
They demand a fixed salary of SaOO a
year, and the right of charging fees
varying from M cents to $1.50 to pa
tients who are in a position to pay, and
special charges for night visits. They
agree to attend the poor without pay
ment.
We also have our calling of God, as
truly as any ancient prophet; and round
us also the tempest at times shouts,
and lieneath our feet the earthquake
i trembles, and aUiut us the fire threat
j ens to destroy. Well for us if, at such
times, era can wrap our mantle nboiit
; our face, open the eye and ear of the
spirit, and hear the still, small voice
within. John l'age Hopps.
If you have any good reading matter
i — newspapers, magazines—that you are
through with, don't burn it up but take
iit to the Labor Temple reading room.
The merchant who does not ad
vertise at all may or may not be
your friend, fellow-worker, but it Is
a foregone conclusion that he who
liberally patronizes the columns of
all other papers and refuses to ad
vertise in the labor paper, is not
looking for the workingman's pat
ronage, does not wish it, and is not
desirous of your friendship.
THE TRADES
COUNCIL
The Everett Trades council held its
regular session at Labor Temple Wed
nesday evening with a goodly number
•if Its members present.
The regular amount of business was
transacted and bills allowed, but nothing
of great importance came before the
meeting and a -hurt session was held.
INFORMATION WANTED
Anyone Knowing the Whereabouts of
Joe Tallman, Shingle Weaver, Kindly
Communicate with E. P. March, Sec
retary of the Labor Temple
Shingle Weavers Hold Large Meeting.
The local Shingle Weavers Union held
one of the largest meetings in their his
tory at the Labor Temple last Tuesday
evening. President Poison and Secre
tary Willis of the International were
present and in interesting talks told of
the conditions obtaining in the shingle
weaving industry throughout the state.
A subject which aroused much interest
among those present was the proposed
plan of district organization. An ac
tive campaign for membership will be
carried on during the year and the state
will probably be districted off into coun
ty organizations to facilitate the work.
It is planned to put an international
organizer into each district to be under
the joint control of the international
and the locals comprising tin- districts.
A meeting will be held in this city next
Sunday of representatives of the local
in Snohomish county at which a coun
ty organization will be effected and a
schedule mapped out for the country or
ganizer. It is expected that a coun
ty convention will be held every three
months at which questions of mutual
import will hi' discussed and a better
fellow ship engenderel. The weavers are
enthusiastic over these plans for solidi
fying their organization.
Next Sunday afternoon a Special meet
ing has been called to vote on amend
ments to the international constitution
and a large attendance is expected.
The eight-hour day evolved consider
able discussion but no definite action
was taken. All believe that a shorter
workday would better the conditions of
both mill operators and employees as
it would curtail production and tend to
put the industry on a more- stable basis.
They realise however the precariousness
of the shingle market at the present
time and do not contemplate any radical
action that will involve both parties in
added trouble.
Bakers' Union No. 24 against the com
plaint for an injunction sought by the
Fousek Baking Company. The decission
of Judge Seawell lays down that in order
to obtain an injunction against a boy
cott the defendant unionists must be
specifically named in the complaint. He
further says that the term "unfair" ai
applied by labor unions to nonunion
firms is not an injury in Itself
LOCAL ORDER OF ELKS
GIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The entertainment given last evening
in the lodge room, bj the R, P, 0, K.
with Rev, Matthew., of Seattle, as prin
eipie speaker. >«• largely attended by
the Elks, their wives and invited guests
Rev. Matthew. -|„ike from the stand
point of an Plk in pointing Out aims of
the order, its relation to the home, el vie
duty and politic*,
Tho speaking «j- greatly enjoyed by
the large audience preeent, and much
good was undnuhtr iltj derived from the
leei ore.
The next entertainment Riven under
the auspices of the 1!. P. O, 1., will In
held the evening of March _.>7lh. at lit I
o'clock, when the ponpir of Everett will
have the rare appottunitj "i iaelnJTend
hearing Hear Admiral Roblev I. Evans
or better known el 'Tight inu Itoh" in
his lecture entitled "From Hampton
Roads, to San Pptneieeo' 1 in eonnnand of
the Atlantic fleet
This is one ehanee in perhap. a life
time of healing etteh i noted naval offie
er relate his life evpciienee in the navy.
The Elks have gone 1., great expense
in bringing lighting Rob" to our city,
and it is hoped a mil house will greet
him on his appearance, an March '27-IV.i
He.erved scat .ale open. Thursday
March 25th. at In a. in., at the I'vei
et t t heat re.
Remember the ball given hy the Cooks,
Waiters and Waitres.es. on March 17.
In Masonic Hall Music by Creeee's
orchestra.
No. 10.

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