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FARMERS URGE POLITICAL ACTION
Editor of the Grange Paper
Believes That Majority
Should Rule-Would Form
Majority League To Work
Through Dominant Party.
I'r i ni i In- counties ami larger
| Ities "i the state I have received let
ters approving of tlie proposed Majority
Rulu league, i M her lei I er- ask for fur>
j t her informal lon.
The Majority Rule league i- -imply a
device for Insuring thai the majority
What It Is Not.
The Majority Rule league is nol a
propngnndn for unpopular reforms, A
proposed reform that i- unpopular i- op
pn-eil I• \ the majority. The sole ob
ject ol the Majority Rule lengite is to
enforce the desire of the majority. Our
first question concerning a proposed
measure is "la it approved by a major
ity t" If it is not popular We have noth
ing more to do with it. For instance,
I am a single taxer. lint I should very
strongly opose putting a single ta\
plank in the platform of the Majority
Hole league, for tin 1 very good reason
that I think a majority of the voters
Hi Washington are not demanding the
enactment of a single tax law.
A Woid to Socialist s .
In the l liicago platform of the social
ist party there are -.one forty distinct
demands (woman suffrage and direct
legislation an- separate demands al
though Imth are included in a single
'plank" or paragraph). Of these forty
or more demands, some ten are popu
lar and could very well be included in
i.or Majority Hole platform: some
twenty are not demanded by a majority,
ami some ten are distinctly unpopular.
Now, of course the revolutionary so
cialists who. like one woman delegate
at i hicago, said she was opposed to a
short workday, lor thai would make
men contented with their lot. She want
ed nothing till she could gei all. This
sort of socialist will see nothing desir
able in the Majority Rule league method.
Hut those socialists who see that so
cialism is to he an evolution, a growth
"a little here and a little there" these
will work with us to get all that a ma
jority Bre ready for at every election,
lion al the next election we will get
ill the | c iple are ready tor by that
All Reformeis Can Unite.
The reforms which arc not yet demand
ed by a majority of the voters, such as
the single tax and t'iie still unpopular
socialistic demands, can still be advo
cated by the people who believe in those
i reforms. Single taxeis. socialists, social
purity advocates, temperance people, all
these will keep up their separate propa
gandas) and whenever any of their
measure--, becomes popular (is indorsed
by a majority of the voters) the Ma
jority Rule league will see that it i
enacted into law and enforced.
How To Do It.
If we had direct legsilatkm and a de
■••lit primary law there would be no
lv order to elect our men we must tube
Iwe i,in. which la to adopt n platform
representing tbe will of a majority of
the voters of the state and nominate
and elect nun Who have signed that
I plat form.
We have agitated long enough. Now
lei us get something at every election.
1 norder to elect our men we must take
care to keep our platform free of un
popular measure*. On* of tbe socialist
demand* was that tbe national govern
incut should loan money without inter
est to labor organizations to give em
ployment to out of-work members. Pass
ing entirely by the question whether
this would be wise, it is enough for us
that it is not demanded by a majority
of the M.ters. Socialists can keep on nil
vocal ing this measure, but it would bo
useless to attempt to elect a candidate
0 nt his plat form.
Government by Minority.
Every well informed person knows
l hat our government* are manipulated
by minorities corporal ions and liosses
run our city, stale and national govern
incuts, except at rare intervals.
The First Step.
I'lie first thing to be done is to get
1(K» of mem members in c.uh of ten
or more counties. Tben when ten or
more counties are organized, let us or
ganize the state. January 1. l'.tlO, we
should have 5,000 or lO.tHMI members and
will be ready to adopt o urplat form.
As ea. h memlier will pay a meiubership
fee of $1 we will have the beginning of
a campaign fund.
The Second Step.
Then we will a«k all candidates fur
the republican nomination to any of
fice to sign our platform, and we can
defeat all who do not so sign, for we
will have adopted only popular reforms.
Bo Non-pattisan by All Being Repub
Of course some socialists and some
democrats will object to the republican
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, I'HURSDAJ JUKE 3. ItiOfl.
Tjfukilten of recent years Im- taken on a thriving, bustling appear,nice. With the advent ..i numerous Indus
tries and tbe co-operation of its citizens the little city has gone ahead wonderfully. A chamber of commerce lias been
formed to stimulate enterprise and local pride and i- doing g 1 work in bringing its citizens together in united efforl
for the town's welfare.
label. But moat of the farmers and •
1 wage Workers are lou ruing the lesson '
1 which tin' corporations learned years
ago, namely, "the label nits no figure
it' you know what i- in iin' ran."
I Years ago Jay Gould saidi "In a re
publican district I am v republican; in
a democratic district I am .1 democrat
but I am always fur Erie." More re
. oently Governor Polk, "t Missouri, has
. said thai we have recentl l i learned that
a rascal is a rascal just the - wheth
er In- calls liimsell republican or a
A Decent Primary Law.
A decent primary law should ignore
■ parties just as tbe present primary law
ignores factions. Here in Whatcom
' county we have an Eldredge faction,
1 a Fairchltd faction and ,1 reform fac
tion which is fighting both the other
factions; but SO far a- tbe law is ,011
' cerned. we are all republicans.
A decent primary law would ignore
• parties, factions, churches; would pro
' vide for primary ballot. Any candidate
I receiving a majority of the votes at ihis
' primary election would be elected and
would not have to make a Second cam
■ paign. When a candidate received a ma
jority of all the votes, the Iwo who
received tbe largest number > i votes
would be candidates at a second elec 1
tion. Of course. .1- the law would not 1
recognize parties, the two , mdidates
II would frequently be members if the
.1 dominant party. For instance, lure in
Whatcom county the second election
, would usually lie between a reform re
publican and an Eldredge or a Fair
Majority feule League Is Popular.
Last year the fanners and wage
workers of What -out county worked
along these lim- and were verj sucess
ful. Our only mistake was in trying to 1
have two committees work together,
whereas we sin.aid have had only one
I central committee. We sent out two
sets of pledge-. Some Candida:' - signed ,
both, some signed one and some signed
the other. Next time we will have one
candidate and oin set of pledges.
A very large percentage of socialists j
Voted the republi an ballot at both 1 iie
primary and also il the regular election.
Indeed, there was no local socialist ,
county ticket. Man\ democrats also did ,
tbe same. Il Wa- really a Hon partisan
movement bearing tin- republican label
because we were forced by our about ,
inable law to all use the same label. We j
used the machine politician'- law to ,
beat the machine politician. We can do
it throughout the state next time.
One of the ver> foremost republicans
in Pierce county laughed at uic when
I first proposed 1 his plan to him. but j r
after an hour's talk, as 1 pa.ted from *
him be said. 'Well. Mr. Kaufman, you
can count on in.' to do anything that
will bring about better government, and .<
I can't see why 1111 plan will not work."
So far as local and state elections arc
concerned, democrats, soeliali-ts, single
taxers. civil servi reformers and rep- 1
resentatives ol all other "isms" will
keep up their j.ini/atiniis for props
ganda. bin we will all unite in captur 1
ing the republican piiinarie- and in '
electing progressive auti machine re 1
publicans. It will It* better to elect .bun '
republicans wl present our idea-than,'
to nominate democrats and socialists 1
and elect machine republicans. 1u Wash
ingtoii we will be republicans, in Georgia
we will be democrat*, in Milwaukee we
will be socialists, but we will always ~
stand for majority rule.
Ist. A joint committee will put out
a provisional pn - am.
2d. We will get 11,000 to 19,000 mem
hers by next IsBU fj
3d. We will ask all republican can
didates, from I". S. senator down toll
precinct committeemen, to sign MU
Mb. About June 1 we will take a
vote of our members as to which of the
candidates who ha\e signed our platform '
of Organized Labor
PARTIAL VIEW OF MUKILTEO, WASHINGTON
we will indoi-e as our candidates before
the republican primaries.
6th. We will nominate them, and
71 li. We w ill i leet t hem, for
Bth. The majority will rule.
So long as we fill the .all. .Hid so
know what i- in it. we don't care a
continental what tlie law i- a- to the
label we Inn,- to put on the can.
For a generation tin- machine has
filled I he can and given the people the
label. Now that we have come into pow- >
er we are perfectly willing that tbe ma
c'iiine -hall have any label it likes.
"Everj little bit. added to what J-Oll've
got, makes just a little bil more."
| We mean to get at every election all
thai the people arc ready for.
tan any single taxer. temperance
I worker, socialist or democrat hope to
eel more by dividing the reform forces
into a half a dozen groups, thus permit
ting the election of machine candidates?
A joinl committee, representing all
the reform organizations of the state,
will soon meet to prepare the provisional
platform and start the campaign. The
Majority Rule legaue has a double pur
poses It is the best way to get direct
legislation, and it will give us direct
government during the six years before
direci legislation .an become effective. —
W. H. Kaufman, Editor Grange Bulletin,
Bellingham, 1!. I). J. Bellingham, Wash.
Herbert Everest has sold bis poolroom
and barber sop to B. Alderson of Seat- 1
th' Mr 11 fin i ill ill will manage it for
Wm. Dunn, of Caasehon, S. D., is the j
new barber employed in the pool room 1
barber shop. '
Mr. Dudder entertained 'v number oi
ilii- friends hi .i .lam bake laai Tuesday,
| and excryone bad an enjoyable time.
and t leveland avenue.
h is -aid the Mukilteo improvement I
club is going to extend improvements 11
on Park streei from first to Third. ,
The chamber of commerce i- obtain L
ing signature- for the purpose of -tart
ing condemnation proc lings of the
i ide lands at the foot of Park street (
for tlie building of a city dock. Let the
good v ork go on!
Mr. \rnii«tad has pun ba-t-.l * h«> Brooks
residence and moved bis family from
Johnnie Long has resigned his position 1
KS foreman of the Yukon Shingle Co.
Robert Voting, the local photographer,
ha- gone to S.up Lake for I month's go- l
With a of oaamnaroe arork- j.
in<2 for a new dock and I new road, an ,
Improvement club improving the streets
and an unlimited supply of good real
estate Investments open. Mukilteo look
like a ehtj oi ela»s. Boost Mukilteo' On '
I hat we -/hall all unite.
The Ijpos Inataltart lit following new
officers at their moaHily nuisftag last
President Sam Allen.
Yiee president Bryant dames.
Se-retary treasurer T. B. Mat kford.
I». sgatea to Trades Pnnftt fleorfsi
lliggius. J. F. Powers.
Label Committee-Ota Biggin*. .1. F.
Powers, E. VYhitaker.
|Tireant at Arms Al Pelky.
Fa eh member wis assessed $1 for the
support of the striking hatters.
WASH ISi ITOX, May 29. ! he w hiti
• slavery of today is a great problem, a
pressing problem, and to solve it wel
need another Lincoln," said Senatof
, Owen today.
He was delivering nn address to i a
Lincoln Circle auxiliary, (). A. I!., at te
memorial exercises in front of the statue
,of Lincoln in Capitol rotunda, Ho de
clared that black slavery of the South
Idiffered only in degree from tin- white
I slavery of today.
"it lias made my heart ache." -ci.l
, I Senator Owen, "to see the anarchy aris
i|ing from the present day maddenint
. cial machinery is grinding out the lives
j pel led to work from morning till nigh!
with barely enough pittance in ret im
, for their labor to keen body and son]
I ■ I :
I "In many of our great cities girls .
ig ii -
that the unfortunates may return on v
I this condition oi affairs, but it i- a con
TRADES COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
formation in regard to Seal
referred to the Building Trades Coun
ell with the request that they comply
the resignation of President Rourkel
was accepted and Via President Ballew
was chosen to fill the unexpired term. '
A. W. St rat ton of the carpenters was
ideeted to fill the vice-president's poai
timi for the balan.-c ot the term.
Report by unions:
Shingle Weaver- Elected full set of L
new ofti,'. rs.
Machinists Q 1 meeting.
Lnundry Workers Report a new|<
union of their .raft just organized in!
< Pij in ] >in.
Engineers One application.
Bartenders Extended an invitation
to President Jas, Weir oi the Royal
Arch to address tin-it meeting next Bun
I'atpenters Four initiations.
Ruilding Trades Trouble on high
school building over non-union w ire
i men finally straigtbened out to entire'
: satisfaction of all parties concerned
Several member* of the school board dc
serve credit for their earnc-t effort to!
assist the building trades in reaching an
| Delegates were rc,|Ue«tc.l to notify:
j their locals that n n Often meeting will
he held in Labor Temple tbe evening!
of .Tune 18. The speaker of the even
ing will Is? District Organizer Van T.ear;
iof the m.idiinists' union.
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ing men and women of Everett.
This Country a Democracy
in Name Only -- Govern
ment Not Representative
Till Women Have the
it • •• - i
jl' i- merely a country under class rule,
class being men, who, after nil. rep
rescnl Imt half of the population; half
I lial In ider Ihe hi « -
i 1 . Main ol ie s
-s or if « fa II - '.. i
pie are growing in intelligence and moral
■. ■ :
- ■ in' i .
What would American capitalists
ii sMtr i -lit officiala at Washington
fathered a lull compelling contractors
••ho do work for and furnish supplies
to i ii ;, in in treat with their cm
ploy eg hi an organised capacity. That
is precisely what (lie Briti govern
in cm. led by Win-ion Churchill, is doing
The British cabinet has laid before par
liamenl .1 measure known as th. trade
boards bill, which is an advanced scheme
of social reoonstruction, and amounts to
the government performing the function
of a trade union especially in trades in
which th.- workerg are still unorganized.
These trade hoards will he composed
of public officiala and represent at [yes
of employers ami employes, and they
will have the power to fix wages, hours
and other working condit ions. Si\
months after the trade board arranges
ihe rates tin y become obligatory and
w ill he enforced by the government lint
within the -i\ months' period thn»e em
plovers who voluntarily accept the board
I decisions will be placed on a "white." or
Ifair, list, an 1 will be the only ones
: eligible for government contracts.
Tin' bill will undounetdly go through
parliament, and there will be no su
preme court to declare it iimsnsscttu
tional Great I'm..in will thus become
| the Second nation in Kurnpe to recogm/e
and enforce the minimum wage principle.
Belgium enneted a similar law re . ntly .
I The i lea is l*>ing Hgitiitc.l in Germany
land other countries.—Ex.