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The Labor Journal.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
Labor Temple, Everett, Wash.
Entered nt the lost Office in F>erctt,
Washington, as second class Mail Mat
E. P. MARSH Editor.
J. E. CAMPBELL Rusincss Manager.
Phones Sunset 148, Ind. CBIY.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in Advance.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Ameiican Federation of Labor.
Samuel tiompers President.
James Duncan First Vice President.
John Mitchell Second Vice President.
James OT'onncl..Third Vice President.
Max Morris Fourth Vice President.
Dennis A. Hayes..Fifth Vice President.
Win. I). Ruber Sixth Vice President.
•Jos. E. Valentine.Eighth Vice President.
John It. lamiiioii Treasurer.
Frank Morrison Secretary.
Washington State Federation of Labor.
President 0. R. Case,
First Vice President Fred Hudson,
Second Vice President Thos. Maloney,
Third Vice President L. F. Clarke,
Fourth Vice President..ll. A. Livermore,
Fifth Vice President W. J. Itradford,
Sixth Vice President Jas. Durham,
Seventh Vice President J. E. Campbell,
Sec.-Treas Charles Perry Taylor,
Box 185, Tacoma.
Organizer C. O. Young,
Everett Trades Council.
W. R. Stanibaugh President
W. Stratton Vice President
Gordan Mertz Treasurer
R. E. Straka Secretary.
W. 11. Tillman Reading Clerk
The trusts and corporations are re
turning to the good, old days before the
days of Roosevelt, when they basked
in the smiles of the White House rulers
and were admitted to the throne room
while the common people cooled their
heels in the outer darkness. We have
had several demonstrations of Mr,
left's corporation proclivities but his
latest judicial appointment is an eye
opener. .Mr. Lurton, of Tennessee, it
you please. A notorious railroad at
torney and judge tor the past thirty
years A man wearing a corporation
baiter so plainly visible that he is
known throughout the state of Tennes
see as "Private Car Lurton." Yes. the
feeling is growing upon us that we have
taken a last, sad farewell of "My
Mr. Tat't, in his annual message to
congress, recommends that the postal
rates on maga/ineg be increased. We
have become a nation of magazine read
era and are depending upon a few stand
ard monthly publications for facta re
garding questions of national import.
The ablest writers in the country, men
and women who are thinkers and stu
dents, have been engaged by these
magazines and are giving to the na
tion the results of their study and in
vestigation. A tremendous public senti
ment is being aroused by these appeals
to the public conscience, as with clear
ness of vision these writers trace the
connection between corporation evil and
public officials. Does Mr. Tait wish
to narrow tl.c scope of these publica
tions by higher postal rates'.' Does he
wish to lessen the number of magazine
readers by compelling the publishers to
raise their selling price to the reading
public. Is this a threat to the pub
lishers that the "muckrackera" must be
muzzled if these magazines would con
tinue to enjoy their wide circulation?
Or does the President have solely in
mind that postal deficit.- The public
is not to be blamed if it inclines to
the former view of Mr, Taft's recom
The railroads continue to claim that
the strike is virtually broken. But the
obstinate fact remains that they arc
not moving freight. Mills arc dosing
down because they cannot get cars. The
docks of Seattle are so congested with
freight that several vessels had to post
pone their date of sailing this week so
that they might get aboard a portion
of tliU great amount of freight await
ing shipment. Local merchants can
teatify to delayed shipments which they
are waiting for with as much patience
as they can muster. Notwithstanding
the importation of strike breakers and
the monumental bluff that traffic con
ditions are about normal, it is apparent
to everybody that the strikers have the
railroads in a hole.
Citizens of Everett should carefully
study the jilan of commission govern
ment as it is not unlikely that at the
next city election the voters will be
called upon to give the plan their ap
proval or disapproval. The recent ad
dress of Mi- John /. White has un
doubtedly set the people thinking along
that line and they should investigate
everything bearing upon that question,
it seems at first thought a tremendous
centralization of power in the hands
of a few men. even though the people
have the right of recall and the initia
tive and referendum into the bargain,
the recall feature is democratic in theory
but we have had a demonstration of
how hard it is to put into practical
execution And yet the fact remains
that in nearly every cane where the
commission plan of government has
been tried it has given very good satis
faction. Several labor exchanges pub
lished in cities where the commission g
(has been tried are outspoken in their
praise of the plan. It would seem that
the success of the compulsion plan must
lie with the personnel of the commis
sion. Wo would again urge that the
voters of Everett give the matter much
thought ami investigation to the end
that We may all vote intelligently upon
the matter whenever it shall be made
an issue in a municipal election.
Thi' present strike of the switchmen
will be productive of much good to the
general labor movement, it will bring
the railroad organizations into closer
touch with the trade union movement
ami solidify their own ranks. The sym
pathy and help which the different.
trades have extended to the switchmen
in their present trouble is appreciated by
them to tin- fullest extent and they
realize BOW necessary it is for all wnrk-
Ingmen to stand together. The trade
union movement of the country needs
the help and sympathy of the great
railroad organizations no less than the
railroad boys need the help of the trade
unions ami out of the crucible of the
present trouble will come the pure gold
of mutual understanding and aid.
NO ROOM Af THfc TOP.
Mitchell Bayi t'>c Conmanc l lr ■- Fu
tjl 4 f£ C i-. r c < »hf Past
In the course ol' •: re- ent address nt
Atlantic City John Mitchell, formei
president of the Phlted Mine Worker*
of America, dcclored there i- no more
room at the top.
"The schoolteacher's advice to her
pupils and the i h ther's command to
her son to i limb to the fop." said Mr
Mitchell. "Is -i futile echo of the past
for then' is no more room at the top
I do noi mean thnl men should not
take advnntasfe of overv opportunity
for self advan nment but I do inslsr
that no man has n »-icr!»» to an up by
treading upon the bodies of hi - fellow
Mr Mitchell said the great mass or
workingmen would always remain the
muss they are today He denied that
labor unionism bad contributed to 110
--resull by leveling men to a common
standard In respect to compensation
"In establishing n minimum w age or
ganlzed labor has not deprived the cm
ployer of the privilege of specially rec
ognizing exceptional efficiency where
he finds it."
A Church For Laboring Men.
Hope chapel, on tbe lower east side
of New York city, owned by the
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian church,
after a series of troubles, Including the
sudden dismissal of Its minister In
( barge by tbe mother church, has been
turned over to tbe board of home mis
sions of the Presbyterian church for a
term of live years at an annual cost
of $5,(100. The purpose Is to build up
a church for laboring men and their
families, with services in several for
eign languages. The Hey. Charles Stel
zie. superintendent of the labor depart
ment of the board, is making tbe plans.
He was a Sunday school pupil at the
chapel years ago and more recently
Canadian Unions Would Go Alone.
Several of the trades unions of Otta
wa, Canada, with a membership rising
20.000, recently effected an amalgama
tion into what they termed a federa
tion of labor. They take the ground
that Canadian union men should act
Independently of tbe international bod
ies and accordingly have passed strong
resolutions aimed at such international
They will ask Sir Wilfrid Laurier to
help put 'egislation on the statute
books which will prevent American
Arras or individuals from working or
taking contracts In Canada, and they
will also nsk the minister of militia to
help legislate to prevent members of
Canadian military bands from belong
ing to the International Federation of
MOTTO—Satisfaction or your
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Aycr's Hair Vigor
Ingredients: Satpbar, Gtyceria. Quints. Sodium Chiorid.
——— — Capsicum. Sdgr. Akohol. Water. Perlume.
Anything injurious here? Ask your doctor.
Anything of merit here? Ask your doctor.
Will it stop falling hair? Ask your doctor.
Will it destroy dandruff? Ask your doctor.
Does not Color the Hair
A Proceeding Not Relished by Some
Employers of Labor.
A short time ago when the employ
ees of the Westlngbouse works, near
Pittsburg, were paid many envelopes
were found to contain from $100 to
$1,000 more than tbe amount due ac
cording to tbe timekeepers' records.
The recipients of this extra money,
about $40,000 all told, were salaried
men in the employ of the company
who suffered loss of time nnd earnings
wheu the company encountered hard
times iv 1007 and had a serious slump.
More men will be remembered in like
manner during the immediate future.
An official of the company stated that
the firm did not deem it necessary to
publish the names of the employees
being benefited nnd added:
"The company desires to show its ap
preciation of tbe men. They lost mon
ey through no fault of tbelr own or
ours. The plant is large and has been
working double time for some time.
It Is only fair tbat tbe men who stuck
to the company should benefit in the
great new rush of prosperity."
Records of snch transactions and of
such declarations make pleasnnt read
ing for nil people except a few—those
typified by John Klrby of Dayton, 0.,
president of tbe National Association
of Manufacturers. As Mr. Kirby says,
the "working people depend naturally
for subsistence" upon the "employing
class" and voluntarily to increase "sub
sistence" rations above a point de
manded by law and the requirements
of keeping body aud soul together
must be. according to his theory, noth
ing short of criminal. Anyhow, what
business has tbe management of a
great big employing concern like the
Westinghouse to prove by the "money
talks" method that it tries to do tbe
very best it can for those who help
make it grow and earn wealth?— Pen
NEW PER CAPITA TAX PLAN.
Illinois Federation Has a Scheme to
President Edwin Wright of the Illi
nois State Federation of Labor thinks
labor organizations are the best busi
ness institutions in the world, tbe
trades unionist the best business man
and tbe trades union official v director
in a corporation of tens of thousands
of stockholders who draw from 1,000
to 10,000 per cent interest on their in
vestment. President Wright made these
statements in his annual report.
He dwelt at length on the necessity
of labor organizations. He also advo
cated a new plan of collecting the per
capita tax and promulgated a new idea
for its reduction. Under tbe present
plan tbe per capita tax of 1 cent per
month per member is collected by tbe
State federation officers. About 50 pet
cent of tbe labor unions in Illinois do
not belong to the state organization,;
but are affiliated directly with tbe I
American Federation of Labor. Pres
ident Wright's new plan is to have the
American federation collect tbe per'
capita tax from members of each state
and then pro rate tbe money so col
lected to tbe state organizations.
There are about 387.000 members of
the Illinois State Federation of Labor.
If all the unions in the state were af-1
filiated with the state organization the
membership would be increased to!
over 500.000. The report of President
Wright shows that 33S new unions
were affiliated with the state organi
zation last year and tbe revenue in
creased from $5,475.10 in 1008 to $9,
--688.43 in 1909. The increase was due
to the decrease in tbe per capita tax
from l'/i cents per member per month
to 1 cent per montb.
Noted Woman Labor Leader.
Miss Mary K. Macartbur, secretary
of tbe British Women's Trade Union
league, who recently came to tbis
country to attend tbe convention of
, the National Women's Trade Uuiou
■ league at Chicago, is said to be the
most successful woman organizer iv
the world. She was born iv Ulasgow,
Scotland, in 1880. and for a time was
engaged in newspaper work. She was
assigned to write up a meeting of
working girls in the town of Ayr and
became so impressed with tbe stories
of conditions she heard that she re
solved to devote her life to tbe organ
izing of working girls. She went to
London nnd at the age of twenty-three
years was elected secretary of the
league. She founded and edited the
Woman Worker, a magazine devoted
to the interests of working girls Miss
Macartbur Is at the present lime the
only woman on the national adminis
trative council of the Independent la
bor party of Great Britain.•ind the only
, woman delegate to the London Trades
council, an Influential labor organiza
Jurisdiction Question Settled.
At the convention of tlie Shirt. Waist
and l.uundry Workers' International
union recently the jurisdiction i|uestion
was brought up, it being decided that
the shirt workers will give up jurisdic
tion over ull members wbo are em
ployed In stock factories—those estab
lishments lv which shirts nnd waists
are made nnd laundered —being made
ready for the wearer In tbe one fac
tory. It will retain jurisdiction over
all members employed In commercial
laundries, where work Is done for the
public. The employees in tbe stock
factories will go to the Garment Work
ers' International union, but the change
will he made gradually as local agree
meuts expire in tbe various cities.
Ask for the button when you visit a
drink emporium. If you don't find it,
THE LABOR JOURNAL
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON, IN
AND FOR THE i OUNTY
In the Matter of the Estate of Sural)
Ei Fleming Deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed, Thomas t'. Fleming) adminis
trator of the estate of Sarah E, Flem
ing, deceased, to the creditors of and
all persona having claims against said
deceased, to exhibit them, mill the lie
cessary vouchers, within one year after
the first publication of this notice, to
said administrator at the office of
Coleman A Fogarty, Walsh Block, Ev
erett, Washington, the same being the
place for the transaction of the busi
ness of said estate in the County of
Dated this 2nd day of December, 1009.
TUGS'. C. FLEMING,
Date of first publication, December
3, 1900. 41
Tell your Sweetheart
—mam. imi— turn
Gas, Steam and Hot Water
Fitting, Jobbing Promptly
Attended to. : : :
Phones Sunset V 222; Ind. 104 X
H. C. Brown
2521 Hewitt Aye.
The Emporium for
Union Made Beer
Members of organized labor are
particularly notified that the
proprietor of the Viaduct, eaters
to union trade, and that no un
fair beers are sold at the Viaduct.
"If It's Right, The lioston Sells It"
In which to buy the many
things you've planned to buy.
Why not visit the Boston where all
the good things from the land of Santa
Claus await you ?
Suits, Overcoats, Raincoats, Hats,
Underwear, Gloves, Shirts, Dainty Neck
wear, Fancy Suspenders, Bathrobes — In
fact everything a man appreciates.
$3.50 to $10.00
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF IHE
' SPATE OF WASHINGTON, IN
AND FOR THE COUNTY
Charles S. Smout, Plaintiff vs. lowerth
Jones and Jennie Jones, Ins wile, de
fendants. ~ ..
The state of Washington to the saM
lowerth Jones and Jennie Jones, his
YOU are hereby summoned to appear
within SUtty (60) days after the first
publication Of this summons tO-Witl
Within sixty days after the sth day of
November, 1900, and defend the ahove
entitled action in the above entitled
court, and answer the complaint of the
plaintiff, and serve a copy of your an
swer upon the undersigned attorneys
| for plaintiff at their of I ice below stated;
land In case of your failure so to do,
, judgment will be rendered against you
11 rdlng to the demand of the com
plaint, which has been filed with the
clerk of said court.
This action is brought by the above
named plaintiff against the alsive
named defendants to recover judgment
against the above named defend
ants for the sum of Thirty-six
and 38-100 Dollars ($:)(i.35) together
With interest on the same at the legal
rate from the 10th day of July, 1909,
the same being a balance due for goods.
1 wares and mercluuiilise, sold and de
livered by Smout Grocery Company, (a
CO partnership consisting of Charles S,
Smout and Annie Seifer), at the special
instance and request of the defendants:
and the said balance having been prior
to the commencement of this action as
signed by said co-partnership to this
SHERWOOD & MANSFIELD,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
Office aud Postoffice Address, Suite 7,
Colby Bldg., Everett. Snohomish
1 Date of first publication, November 5,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
IN THE BUPERIOH COURT OF TIIF
ST ITE OF U ASHINGTON, IN
vND FOR THE COUNTY
hi the matter of the estate of Peter
i. Peterson, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given by tin" under
signed, Maria Peterson, administratrix
nf tlie estate nf Peter .T. Peterson, de
ceased, to tin' creditors and all persons
having claims against said deceased to
exhibit them with the 1 essary vouch
ers within one year alter the first pub
lication of this notice, to said adminis
tratrix at the office of Noah Shake
speare. Rooms 10 and 20, Diefenbacher
Building, Everett. Washigton, the same
hieing the place for the transaction of
the business Of said estate.
Dated this 18th day of December,
Attorney for Estate.
I! is ill 20 Diefenlmdier Building.
Rverel t. Washington.
Date of first publication December
17th, 1000. Rt
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON IN
AND FOR THE COUNTY
In the matter of the estate of Robert
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed. K. 0. Raker, executor of the es
tate of Robert Davis, deceased, to the
creditors and all persons having claims
against said deceased to exhibit them
with the necessary vouchers within one
year after the first publication of this
notice, to said executor at the office
of Noah Shakespeare, Rooms 10 and 20,
Diefenbacher Building, Everett, Wash
ington, the same being the place for the
transaction of the business of said es
Dated this IStli day of November.
E. C. BAKER,
Attorney for Estate.
Rooms 10-80 Diefenbacher Bldg., Ever
Date of first publication November
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BARRETTES with jewel settings; attractively boxed;
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DOLSON & CLEAVER
THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
1718-20 Hewitt Avenue.
SEE THAT THE
Custom Tailors' Union Label
IS ON YOUR GARMENTS
We have a first-class shop and are prepared to take care of your wants
in up-to-date clothes.
Phone Ind. 589 Z.
Res. Ind. 298 X.
N. B. CHALLACOMBE,
FUNKRAT. mRKCTOR AND
Telephone Main 368
2812 Rockefeller Aye . Kverett
See that the
It is inlaid in
Local No, 454
Is waiting to connect your house or
place of business with our power
station if you desire to use Electric *
I'ight. It is the cheapest, cleanest
and most convenient light known,
and will not spoil your walls aud
ceilings or give off unhealthful odors.
We will be glad to furnish an
estimate of cost at any time.
Everett Railway, Light
and Water Go.
Friday. December 17. 1909.
Removed to 1912 Hewitt Avenue
JOHN F. JERREAD
2939 Broadway Phone M. 230
DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE
CONSULT US ABOUT YOUR EYE
We don't prescribe glasses unless you
need them. We make our own glasses
and sell them at moderate cost, and
EVERETT OPTICAL CO.
I9M Hewitt Aye.
) The Union Transfer
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; Phone Main 141
| Baggage, Furniture, Piano and
Machinery Moving, Storage
J Livery and Hoarding Stable
1 Corner Grand and California.
Hotta Phones 217