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The Labor Journal.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
Labor Temple, Everett, Wash.
Entered at the Post Office in Everett.
Washington, as second class Mail Mat
E. P. MARSH Editor.
I. E. CAMPBELI Business Manager.
Phones Sunset 148. Ind. 081 Y.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in Advance.
Advertising Kates on Application.
Ameiican Federation of Labor.
Samuel Gompers President.
.lames Duncan First Nice President.
lohn Mitchell Second Vice President.
James O'Connel.. Third Vice President.
Max Mortis Fourth Vice President.
Dennis A. Hayes..Fifth Vice President.
Win. D. lluber Sixth Vice President.
Jos. K. Valentine.Eighth N ice President.
•lohn B. Lemon 'Treasurer.
Frank Monison Secretary,
Washington State Federation of Labor.
President C. R. Case,
First Vies President Fred Hudson,
Second Vice President..Thos. Maloney.
Third Vice President L. F. Clarke,
Fourth Vice President..ll. A. I.ivermore,
Fifth Vice President W. J. Bradford,
Sixth Vice President JsS, Durham,
Seventh Vice President--.!. E. Campbell,
Sec.-Treas Charles Perry Taylor,
Box 185, Tacoma.
i hganizer C. 0, Voting,
Everett Trades Council.
W. R. Stambaugli President
W. Stratton N ice President
Gordan Marts Treasurer
K. F. Straka Secretary.
W. 11. Tillman Reading Clerk
A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
ALL THE JOURNAL READERS.
The Yuletide, season is upon us with
its accompanying spirit of Christmas
'living. From the mansion of the rich
to the humble cottage of the poor, many
is the heart that will be made glad to
morinw by the remembrances of lov
ing relatives and friends. No matter
how the cares of business or the trials of
every day life may oppress us during
the year, at this time we lay them aside
for the moment and enter the joys of
the Yuletide. Theie is a joy in giving,
no matter what the, intrinsic value of
the gift. And. leaving the material
side of the season aside, isn't the great
est gift we can give, just ourselves':
Boy, you are 3,000 miles away, perhaps,
from your Eastern home. You came
west to make your fortune and you
weren't here long before you were sadl,'
disillusioned, You found out that the
costliest present you can give that old
father and mother away back East,
who are wondering how it fares with
their boy, is a loving letter just at this
time': Try it. If we have ceased those
little, loving attentions to the wife,
and family, which used to mean so much
to them, the best gift we can give them
is to renew them. If we have neglected
our civic tint ies. the greatest gift we
can bestow is to resolve in the future
to do our share towards creating a bet
ter citizenship. Don't you sec thai then
are greater things than the mere giving
of material Christmas gifts: We can
give) ourselves, and in so doing we help
to exemply the spirit of the Lowly
The briirhesi ray iv tindustrial
conflict is tbe work that is being ps
saved by several women of wealth and
power in several Eastern cities. Like
a ray of sunshine from a clouded sky
eomen tbe news ot what Mrs. Belmont
sad Miss Morgan in New York City
are doing to help the striking garment
workers, in their battle fur better work
ing conditions. Mrs. t). If. P. Belmont
is reported to have mortgaged her home
lor $I(Mi,(MS» to aid tho striking girls and
the cause of women's suffrage. She left
her home at :i a. in. the other morning
to give bail for several girls who had
been iun-feted for doing picket duty
anil took them to her home for the
night. In addition to that she is Mtid
to havp hired able legal talent to de
fend the girls in the courts and to test
the ant i picketing law. She and Miss
Morgan, who is the daughter of -J.
Pierpont. by the way. havp assumed
charge of the strike of the garment
workers in New York City and have
l>een bitterly assailed by the manufac
turers for these "pernicious activity."
The scoffer, of course, will say that
this is only a fad on the part of these
wealthy women Whether it is a fad or
not, it doesn't make mu<h difference if
they get results. We only wish there
were more such faddists. In Chicago
there is a noble woman, refined, cul
tured and wealthy, who is giving her
wealth and her gieat talent to the
amelioration of conditions nf working
women. This is Mrs. Raymond Robbins.
president of the National Women's
Trade I'nion League. The example that
theM women are setting is sure to be
emulated by other wealthy women and
who shall say that the dawn of a
brighter day for the working women
and girls of the country is not in sight.
(!od speed th»>se women in their work
We may be pardoned for wondering
if Mr. A. X B. Jordan expresses the
sentiments of the citizens of Lowell or
the owners of the paper mill.
A straw vote taken by the publish
ers of Suet-ess maga/im- front their read
ers in every part of the country mdi•
-• ate that Messrs. Aldrich and Cannon
ue nut what might be termed "'popu
■scuttle daily papers refe;r to Stale
l abor Commissioner Hubbard as "an
enthusiastic unionist." Wouldn't that
The action of the local wet goods
dispensers in raising a Christmas fund
for the poor of the city does the gentle
men mtteh credit, but it is a safe bet
that the innovation will not be haled
with much acclaim by sundry citizens
who have been iv the habit of acquir
ing a large stated Christmas* Jag at the
evp'yise of the saloon keepers.
No mutter what the weather Predic
tions may be it promises to be a "dry
Christinas" throughout the larger part
of Eastern Washington.
The laundry workers of Seattle are
forming « union. They have the right
tip that it is easier and better to rely
cdi their own organization to see that
the law is enforced for women wage
WorkefS than to depend npM the slow
enforcement of law in the hands of a
vacillating labor commissioner.
THE PAPER THAT DARES
TO PRINT THE TRUTH.
The Seattle Star, in common with the
j other papers of the Scripps-Mrßae
| league, will not print anything against
organized labor not founded on facts.
A paid advertisement was offered The
Mar attacking the official organ of the
Central Labor Council. The Star re
fused it. I'nion Rncord.
We are from Missouri. If anyone can
furnish you the same quality and quan
tity of goods that you get under Ever
' best and Quality brands we have to be
1 shown. Pacific Grocery Co.
Christ mas is on
hand. We call for
of our Holiday line
lies, Smoking Jackets,
We will again
attention to our
line of Union-Made
SHIRTS. They are
NIFTY and up
to-date, in every
atached and detached
Cuffs, pleated and
plain. Do you
wear a Union-Made
COLLAR? If not, call
and see them.
We just received
a fine lot of
Fancy Vests iv flannels
EVERETT. (Stokes Blk.) WASH.
WORKDAY FOR WOMEN
Is It Unconstitutional to Limit
Hours of Toil?
A QUESTION OF LIBERTY.
Illinois Supreme Court Soon to Decide
on Legal Status of the "Girls' Bill."
Provisions of the Law—A View of
Is it unconstitutional tv limit the
workday of women employed In fne- 1
lories or laundries to ten bourn? Is It
an Infringement Bpon their "liberty"
protected by the fourteenth amend
s luent of the federal constitution? Or—
t Is it Inhuman for any one to make a
, woman work more? than ten hours a
I day? Is It a mockery to sny that It Is
„ an infringement upon woman's liberty
t . lo protect her "health, safety, morals
and general welfare" by limiting her
working hours within reasonable
These are tbe questions which the
supreme court of the state of Illinois
will be called upon to decide lv the
near future. Upon tbe right luterpre
, till ton' of the word "liberty" In the
fourteenth ninendmeut will depend the
life <*r death of the "girls' bill," as
this law is known, which was passed
■ at the closing moments of the Forty-
S sixth session of the Illinois legislature
1 last spring and which went Into effect
■ on July 1.
The tight for the life of the law, the
effort to steer the "girls' bill" safely
, through the legal rocks and quibbles
- which its enemies have been and will
- be putting in its way, will be made by
1 Louis 1). Brnndcis from Oregon, who
after a prolonged fight against a sim
. liar ten hour law by the manufacturers
of Oregon succeeded In having the su
preme court of the United States de
clare the law constitutional. Attorney
Brandels goes to Chicago at tbe in
vitation of State Attorney John E. ,
W. Wnymau, who, with Chief Factory
Inspector Edgar T. Da vies. Is a de
fendant lv the case because of bis at
tempt to enforce the law.
The fight for the life of the ten hour
law for women is at present the most
engrossing topic in labor circles, with
the Woman's Trades Union league, the .
State Federation of Women's Clubs
and social and sociological workers -
The law as it was adopted by the
Illinois legislature last spring provides .
"that no female shall be employed In 1
any mechanical establishment or fac- *
tory or laundry In this state more than -
ten hours during any one day."
Its passage was looked upon as a ('
great victory as well as a "wedge" for ~
further legislation In the Interest of .
women workers In factories and oth- q
er mechanical establishments. When —
Chief Factory Inspector Dnvles began
to enforce tbe law after July 1, W. C. 0
Ritchie of the paper box mauufactur- —
lug concern of tbe same name secured E'
an injunction against Factor Inspector "~
Da vies and State Attorney Wayman. Pj
preventing them from enforcing tbe
ten hour law lv bis factory. —
According to tbe opponents of tbe D
ten hour law. Its enforcement will in- »
terfere with business considerably. Be
sides, many of them argue that tbe
enforcement of the law prohibiting
women from working more than ten -
hours a day will be a hardship to their
j women employees, who are glad to V
I have the opportunity to work twelve
'and fourteen hours a day, as they can _
earn more that way and can support
their families, which tbey could not
do If their workday was limited to
ten hours only.
It is pointed out that the enforce- -
ment of tbe ten hour law would do
away with overtime and night work
jin busy seasons and thus would hurt ~
business. At least it would hurt It
until tbe factories and their clients
throughout the country will have be- j
come accustomed to It and will have
made different working arrangements
which it would necessitate.
Thus, a factory employing fifty girls, j
but making them work overtime dur- -
ing the holiday season, would at that
season have to employ sixty or seven
ty girls if the ten hour law were en
forced. This would require more space
in tbe factory, more machines and an
extensive change in arrangements.
Tbe customers of the factory likewise
would have to be notified to put in
their holiday orders earlier than they
were accustomed to do, as tbe factory
would not be able to fill these orders
If they came late In the season.
Tbe friends of the ten hour law,
however, say that the Inconveniences
which the manufacturers will be sub
jected to by its enforcement will be
overcome quickly enough. On tlie oth
ier hand, the benefits to the women, to
their children. If they are married, and
to those yet unborn—the benefits to
womanhood, motherhood, the gain to
country at large—will more than atone
for the Inconveniences to a compara
tively small number of manufacturers.
As for the other argument tbat the
women workers themselves will lose
by the enforcement of bpls new law.
those who champion it declare that
ran be easily remedied by having the
employers pay better wages. Any wo
man, they declnre, who works ten
hours a day ought to be able to earn
her livelihood lv that time.
Among the chief arguments for the
ten hour law are the HI effects which
long hours have upon tbe physical wel
fare of women. It Is pointed out by
the champions of the new law that
longer hours of work for women Is
nothing short of a national calamity.
Long hours of work result In wasted
iif .dies of the women workers, and this
ts reflected In their children.— Ellas
Tobenkln In Chicago Tribune.
Hive a copy of the Journal to your
non-union friend and ask him to sub
scribe for tthe paper that stands square
ly for the interests of the man who
Northern Transfer Co.
Express and Baggage
PIANO AND FURNITURE MOVING
Storage in Connection
Office, 2930 Broadway Everstt, Wash.
THE LABOR JOURNAL
Weak Throat-Weak Lungs
Cold after cold; cough after cough! Troubledl withMHM
taking-cold habit? Better break it up. We have great
confidence in Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for this work. Wo
medicine like it for weak throats and weak King. A«
your doctor for his opinion. He knows all about it.
His approval is valuable. Follow hb advicei at 9to tttnes.
NO alcohol in this COUgh medicine. TCTMer Co., Lowell, Mass.
is the best laxative for this? Ayer's PHI*. Ask your doctor hrs op.nion. Let mm aec.u
PREFERRED TRADING GUIDE
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The following, together with the regular advertisers in The Journal,
forms a reliable list of Everett Business concerns, who are friends of Labor
and entitled to its patronage:
AWNINGS AND TENTS.
EV BRETT TENT & AWNING CO.
BAGGAGE, EXPRESS, FORWARDING
ROBBINS TRANSFER 00. Fone 37
BARS AND CAFES.
PALACE BAR AND CAFE,
E. Richter, Prop.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
1309 Hewitt Aye.
SIMMONS & STOKES.
WARD & KLEIN".
WELLINGTON BAR, Hogan & Ames,
Corner Hewitt nnd Norton.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
CHRIS OULMBACK, 140") Hewitt.
CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS, HATS.
J. C. BENNETT, 1311 Hewitt, Clothing.
Furnishing Goods, Hats, Shoes, Etc.
THE BRODECK CO.
li. C. PLAYFORD CO., 1501 Hewitt.
OLIVER GRIGC.S, 1017 Hewitt.
W. T. PILLMAN CO., 1024 Hewitt.
THE NORMAN SUIT HOUSE.
COAL AND WOOD.
IRACKENBUSH, WRIGHT & SHAW.
Ft FIELD WOOD & COAL CO.
DOTEN FUEL CO., all kinds
oal and Wood, 1711 Hewitt. Phone 700
COFFEE, TEA, SPICES.
QUAM & CLAUSEN, 2813 Rockefeller.
OWL PHARMACY, IGO3 Hewitt Aye.
EVERETT DRUG CO, Rucker & Hewitt
DRY" GOODS, CARPETS, MILLINERY.
THE STONE-FISHER CO.
DRY GOODS, CLOAKS, MILLINERY.
W. F. HALL. Dry (loods. Cloaks, Milli
nery, Hewitt and Colby Avenues.
PHELAN'S, 2909 Hewitt
FISH AND OYSTERS.
|nterprise_ Market, 1308 Hewitt Aye.
H. ROSE, 2918 Hewitt. Phones 558.
Broadway Floral Co., 1612'/ a Hewitt.
EVERETT FLOUR MILL CO.,
"Best Everett" Flour.
URNITURE & HOME FURNISHERS.
BARRON FURNITURE CO.
'BTBRBON FURN. CO., 2002 Hewitt
SMITH & BOESHAR,
FURNITURES AND PIANO MOVING.
iOBBINS TRANSFER CO., Fone 371.
BRYAN MERCANTILE CO.,
(Jrocers. 2810 Colby. Phones 54.
PILLE & MUELLER, (Minnesota Butter
Store), 1715 Hewitt; Phones 437.
WILDES, METZGAR & REQUA.
Book & North
A Few Exceptional Bargains
THR^ F b"s) C S M HOUSE ; lW ° ,OU - dOSe ' n °" H — Street.
$1,000.00; very easy terms.
ONE LOT AND 5-ROOM HOUSE near Everett Ay,
Summ.t. $900.00. LWreK Avenue - on
TWO LOTS between 17th and 18th on Virgima. cleared and
graded; a 3-room house on rear, $785.00.
SIX-ROOM HOUSE. Urn than one block from end of car lme ou
Summit, new and modern. \\Z 2 lots. $2,100.00
5. 10 20 and 40-ACRE RANCHES within reasonable distance
from Everett, with build.ng and more or less clearing Silver
Lake tract* and other acreage on the Interurban line. All th
above for sale at reasonable price*, and on very easy terms
FOUR-ROOM HOUSE .near 226 and MeDougall two f, .
lot*. $1,300.00; $300.00 ca.h and $20.00 monthly
HARDWARE, STOVES, TOOLS.
M. A. GOODYKOONTZ. '2.H1 Hewitt.
0. H. GUNHUB, Hewitt and Broadway.
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS.
THE R. (!. COLVIK CO.
S. O. WALLGREN, Ul6 Hewitt.
JEWELERS AND OPTOMETRISTS.
Kverett Jewelry Co., reliable jewelers,
licensed Optometrists. 2014 Hewitt.
JEWELRY, SPORTING GOODS
NICK GRAD, 2004 Hewitt.
Krieger Lndrv, Successors Everett Ldry.
STANDARD STEAM LAUNDRY.
FAIROUILD-BROWN LUMBER CO.
Lumber, Sash Doors, Mouldings,
Shingles. Smith and Pacific. Phone 83.
CANYON LUMBER CO.. Mfgrs of High
Orade Fir, Spruce and Hemlock Lor.
LIVERY HACKS, AMBULANCE.
ROBBINS TRANSFER CO., Fone 371.
201 (i Hewitt. Both Phones 84.
EVERETT MEAT MARKET. Best Meat
and Poultry. Lowest Prices, 1317 Hewitt
FULTON MARKET, Fresh and Salt
Meats, 2008 Hewitt. Phones 135,
SANITARY MARKET, 300, r ) Hewitt.
Both Phones 880. Prompt Delivery.
MYERS' STUDIO, 1414 Hewitt.
PIANOS, ORGANS, TALKING MACH.
SHERMAN, CLAY & CO.,
Cor. Hewitt and Colby Ayes.
REAL_ESTATE, LOANS, INSURANCE
FOLSOM INVESTMENT CO.,
E. J. KENNEDY,
Real Estate and Insurance.
Phones 101—553 X. 2809% Colby.
SAND AND GRAVEL-
H. W. SHAW. Oament, Bldg. Material.
Sand, (travel. Main 661. Ind. 618.
SHEET METAL WORKS.
KIRSII, The Tinner, 2804 Dolby.
B & M CASH SHOE STORE.
Old Postoffiec Corner.
REGAL SHOE STORE, 2811 Rockefeller
TRANSFER AND STORAGE.
ROBBINS TRANSFER CO., Fone 371.
TRUNKS, SUIT CASES, BAGS.
EVERTTT TRUNK CO., 2809 Wetmore.
VEHICLES AND IMPLEMENTS.
L. DWELLY, 2815 Baker St.
Wagons, Buggies, implements, Harness.
WALL PAPER, PAINTS. OILS,
Huh Wall Paper Co., 1811 Rockefeller.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
SUNSET WINE HOUSE, Wholesale
and Retail, 1!) 19 Hewitt Avenue.
EVERETT LIQUOR CO.. "The Full
Measure 11eu5..." 1903 Hewitt. Phone* 19
2009 Hewitt. Everett, Wash. II
1606 Hewitt Aye.
LEATHER BAGS FOR RIFTS
If you haven't decided what to buy and wish
to give something that will please "Her" how
about a pretty Hand Bag ?
SPECIAL VALUE AT 25c— -Handsomely mounted in shell and
amber; jewel studded; gold mounting; a large and diversified assort
ment: 75c values.
A T 50c—In shell and amber; open work and pretty colored stone
settings; assorted shapes; finished with long .smooth teeth; up to $1.25
values. -.. . . „
STORE OPEN EVENINGS I ILL CHKISI MAS.
Kid Gloves for "Her"
Your interest is invited to our large showing of the famous Trefousse
French Kid Gloves, which embody thai style, workmanship and quality
that characterize the very best, while prices are no more than those of
many inferior makes, at all prices.
DOLSON & CLEAVER
THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
1718-20 Hewitt Avenue. Both Phones 217
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. CHALirACOMBR,
FUNKKAI, DIRKCTOR 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
Light. It is the cheapest, cleanest
and most convenient light known,
and will not spoil your walls and
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.
Removed to 1912 Hewitt Avenue
2939 Broadway Phone 11. 130
DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE
CONSULT US ABOUT YOUR EYE
We duii't prescribe glasses unless you
need then. We make our own glasses
sod sell them at Moderate cost, and
1014 Hewitt Aye.
The Union Transfer
Phone Main 141
Baggage, Furniture, Piano and
Machinery Moving, Storage
Livery and Boarding Stable
Curlier <!rand anil California.
Friday. December 24. 1909
JOHN F. JERREAD
EVERETT OPTICAL CO