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The Labor Journal
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E. P. MARSH - — -Editor
j. X, CAMPBELL - --Business Manager
Phones—Sunset 148, Ind. 115
Subscription I LOG Pot Year in Advance. Advertising Bates en Application.
Officers Everett Trades Council.
Wendell L WlUilton-- - - ...President
K. A. Francois- — - Vice President
M. T. Alliman - - Secretary
E. i. Kdney - Treasurer
Ihomas Hxdev - — Sergeant al *»»
For the pasl doz< 11 years it lias been found necessary nt each re
curring session the state legislature to Bend a strong labor lobby
to Olympia n> i• ><>k after tin' interests of labor legislation. Tins has
been true because the legislature has been made up nt men who. for
the most part, knew nothing of the actual needs of labor and were
oul of sympathy with the great labor movemenl of this country. It
whs the work of the labor lobby to pound into the heads of the legis
lators a realisation of the deep need for legal protection for those
who toil for their daily sustenance. Working with the few members
of both branches who were conscientiously trying to aid labor, our
representatives by herculean work have been aide to so impress the
legislature with the absolute justice of labor's demands that eacli
succeeding session has added to the growing list of labor measures
enacted into law. How arduous the task of securing the passage of
these laws has been, none but our representatives who bore the brunt
of the fighting, will ever know. Every known form ol opposition has
been met. Parliamentary trickery', committee jobbery, destructive
amendments, powerful corporation opposition, special interest lobbies,
every trick aud devise known to the vested interests have been used
to kill or destroy the effectiveness of labor measures. In the face of
powerful opposition one measure of industrial relief after another lias
been enacted into luw and we have to thank for it tlie determined
stand taken bj our people 111 backing up our representatives at Oly
mpia. The session of ltlll will bring its new labor problems. Labor
lias mapped out a legislative program which will be met by as fierce
resistance from corporate greed as any previous sessions have wit
nessed. Uoesn t it occur to you that the surest way to back up labor 's
demands would be to elect men to the legislature who are themselves
members of the great army of labor.' .\u one understands the prob
lems of labor like the man or woman that has borne 111 his or her own
person the burdens of labor. We are fortunate in this district iv
having three men tunning for the legislature who carry uuion cards
and, more than that, know the needs of labor, its aspirations and
lougiu" for better economic conditions, from years of actual experiece
in the world of productive loii. We would rather see Johnnie Camp
bell in the stale senate and f red Overman and K. J. Olinger in the
lower house than any other three men 111 .Snohomish county. We
wouldn t have to pledge those three men to work and vote for labor
measures, nor would any labor lobby have to prod them iuto line.
Wo are jusl as sure thai they wuld work and vote for our interests
as we are that two and two make foiu 1 . Why . ."Scores of reasons
might be given but two that shall be given ought to be convincing.
First, their proven ability. Campbell nas served two terms iv the
lower house and made a notable record of achievement, in the way
of desired legislation. Overman served last session as a clerk in the
house auu gained legislative experience that would enable him to go
back as a member ' onto the ropes." Olinger has no legislative ex
perience, but has shown splendid executive ability in position after
position of responsibility and trust. .Second, their knowledge of in
dustrial conditions and industrial needs. Each of them has worked
years at Ins trade, rubbing shoulders with other men, sharing their
viewpoint. They know what the laboring people want. There are
three men to be elected to the legislature from tins district aud there
are three all-wooi-and-a-yard-wide union men out for the jobs. The
duty of LUiion voters is plain. Aud it should be a pleasure as well
as a duty.
There is no reason why the socialist party, the progressive party,
iiic single tax league, uV any other organization formed for the pur-
I — ol leading the American people out of bondage should exist any
longer. Thej might as well throw up the sponge and quit. There is
no further need lor CoL Roosevelt to go up and down the land cry
ing "1 am the way." With perfect assurance that the country is iv
sale hands Teddj may return to the jungles of Africa if he chooses
and seek more specimens for the Smithsonian institute. For behold!
A greater than these is at hand. JJost remember I'hos. Lawson of
"Frenzied b'inance" fame' liow he Lashed the animals of Wall
street until they howled with frenzied pain'/ It was the greatest
rhetorical entertainment of its time and the reading public showed
its admiration by breaking out in a perfect epidemic of reading.
L'hat was about ad the public did break mto at that time, however,
and Mr. Lawson left the populace to its fate, informing us as a part
ing shot that we were a set of "spineless shrimps.'' -Mr. Lawson has
received a second inspiration and is back with The Remedy which
".ill be unfolded to us in monthly installments of Everybody's Maga
zine. We gather from the opening chapter of The Remedy that the
\V all street stock c: bange is the monster that must be laid low if
we are to achieve our ultimate destiny as a free people. We doubt if
there is another man in the country that has a greater strange-hold
"U the English lai - agi Lawson has it hog-tied and branded. Here
is o sample from the opening chapter ol The Remedy: "The Ameri
can people have been shooting towards Hell at a mile-a-nunute gait
for the past twenty years. Every one who is not System-doped knows
. and ye I efforts <d' al] the statesmen in public life to put on the
■ rakes have had as much real effect on the people's tobogganing as
would the insertion of a butter-ball between a million-horse-power fly
wheel and Hs brake-block." And another: "The chance of the or
dinary American citizen who has had no part in the construction
or tbe working of the System's device for pillaging the American
people, to Beeure a working knowledge of the device, is the same as
his chance of securing the key to boll's lire-alarm box after lie has
been clamped to the boiler." After all, if there is one man in the
country that knows every inch of the slimy trail of the Wall street
gamblers, Laws-*.: is thai man. Be promises, first to expose the
whole rotten gane- worked bj Vested Interests, ami. second, to show
the American people bow they may effectually and forever crab the
game, and he doesr I stutter when he talks. Ninetj million people
will be listening to Lawson for the next few months. That much is
Aberdeen lawyer issues long document to prove thai direct legis
lation is a bad, bad thing and a dangerous weapon for the proletariat
to handle. As was to be expected the revered constitution and the
shade of Daniel Webster iramoned to bear out the contention.
A lawyer thai doesn 't live in the dim and musty past is a rare avis.
Didn't somebody say something about Bob rlodge being ''illit
erate.'" Notice any signs of ''illiteracy in bis whirl-wind speech
Wednesday evening I
Pastime Pool Parlor
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PUBLISHED EVEKY FRIDAY
Labor Temple, Evereit, Wash.
— SEE! THE—
Right to Get Work Problem Is
Solved In Germany.
MA" AND JOB PUT IN TOUCH.
System by Which Unemployment Is
Robbed of Its Terror —How the Con
trolling Board Is Made Up—Difficul
ties of American Work Seekers.
By LOUIS HIATON FINK In Survey.
Hard times bring serious lack of
work. But When the country is rea
sonably prosperous tho difficulty is not
so much lack of work as inability to
find it. In New York. Chicago and nil
our great cities we have countless va
cant positions and thousands of car
penters, masons, laborers, waiters, ele
vator men. porters, drivers, seeking
them-blindly groping for a (dew.
What is more disheartening than to
see men lined up before a factory
door day after day endlessly waiting!
Cor most work seekers the "want
ads." In the dally papers are the usual
source of information. By the time
the liinu out of work gets to the ad
vertised job he finds a line of others
ahead of him. One of the Other men
is taken, or the work or pay is not ns
represented. The day is lost Day
after day is spent in searching. The
heart is eaten out, ambition is killed,
temper is soured, the seeker for work
Is less n man after repeated experi
ences. He loses his nerve.
There are private employment agen
cies, but many cannot pay the fee.
At best these agencies are as a drop
in the bucket. They exist to supply
their clients. Their view is that of
the employer. It is only Incidentally
that they find jobs for men.
Given New York or Chicago or Phil
adelphia, an nverage of 50.000 men
seeking work nnd 40.0(H) jobs seeking
men. given the erection of huge build
ings. development of suburban areas,
docks nnd warehouses, thousands of
factories, steamers coming, going, load
ing, unloading; work shifting, now here,
now there —does it require more than
the most ordinary intelligence lo know
that the only way to do away with the
heartrending nnd fruitless search for
work Is to have a systematic nel work of
labor centers, where the job can seek
the man nnd where all men out of work
can register for the job? Each center
should be In communication with ev
ery other, under 11 central control, so
that if the demand for carpenters In
one section is greater than die supply,
men can be sent from another neigh
borbood, where there are more carpen
ters than jobs. Such n system must,
of course, be under national or state
control. No foe should be paid by the
men. .'md only a small charge should
be made the employer. It would be
almost self supporting, nnd minlit be
made entirely so. And what greater
economy could there be lv the self re
spect of men. the hunger of women
nnd little children, the prevention of
Tbe city agencies should be in touch
witli similar employment centers
throughout the state nnd nation. The
farmers of the west, praying in vain
for men to harvest the crops, could
then be supplied from the overflow of
tbe cities. The great railroads, stretch
ing the bands of steel across the west
era mountains and prairies, could get
their help from the east and would not
have to Import Chinese and Mexicans
L'nemployment in Germany has been
robbed of its worst terrors by the es
tablishment of state labor exchanges
and labor colonies. A visit to the la
bor bureau of Berlin, Munich or Dim
makes the American wish that we
were a bit more methodical and logical
iv our care for the unemployed.
Take the good old medieval city of
Clin as nn example. The office Is
light, clean and cheerful. The man at
the desk who interviews applicant*
does it very much as an American law
yer would talk with one of his clients
Courtesy is marked After all the
facts are learned they are tabulated
and filed. The index of employers Is
consulted; an opening Is found for
which the applicant's experience would
seem to fit him. He is given a card to
the employer, who fills it nut. stating
whether the man is employed or nut,
find. It not, why. If, after diligent ef
fort, suitable employmeut cannot be
found in Ulm, the exchange at Augs
burg. Munich or some other city is
culled upon the phone, and whenever
there happens to be a place for the
umu iv question there he is sent
Third and fourth class railroad tickets
are very cheap iv (let-many, but the
man out of work is given a card which
entitles him to ride for one-third the
Thus is unemployment robbed of its
We are often told that the German
why of doing things is too mechanical.
Ovary effort is made to keep the labor
exchange* from drifting into machines.
In each city the controlling board is
made up Of employers, government offi
cials and trade union lenders, so that
all sides are represented and the angles
are rubbed out.
I'erhaps the (lerman scheme is not
the h-'St. Certainly it Is better than the
CttaOS and indifference which prevail
here. We must provide a common
ground for the meeting of Jobs and
Oil is distributed where It is needed:
so are sugar nnd tobacco. There is uo
Confusion, no clogging of the wheels,
no needless loss. Why not UttSSfl
It Is so simple that our present help
lessneaH would make one WetfJ
Recall In California.
The California legislature bus passed
a law providing for the initiative,
referenda Si and recall in cities. The
njea'-ure will take effect May 13. Ac
eort 1 ing to the bill, uny elective munie-
Ijial officer In the state may be re
called four months after taking office
If '_'"> per <ont of Ihe voters sign a
recall patttlM end a majority of the
Voter* vote nualnst him at the recall
election. Municipal legislation may bf
referred or Initiated by a petition of
to ocr cent of tbe registered voters.
NOTICE AND SUMMONS.
I V THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
BTATE OF WASHINGTON. IN AND
FOR THE COl N'i v OF SNOHOMISH.
Dun Neeson, plaintiff, vs. Charles Mycr.
The siaie of Washington to Charles
YOU are hereby notified that the above
aamed plaintiff is the owner an<l holder
of Certificate of Delinquency numbered
A 11466, issued and dated the 23d day of
July, A. I). l!>in, by the county of Sno
homish, state of Washington, for the
amount of four and 25-100 (4.25) dollar",
the same being the amount then due and
delinquent for taxes for the years ions
and 1909 upon real propery of which you.
the laid defendant. Charles Myer. are
the owner and reputed owner, situate in
■aid county and more particularly de
scribed as follows, to wit:
West nine hundred live (905) feet of
south one-half (flY») of southeast quar
ter (SE%) of northwest quarter (NWVi)
of section thirty two (32) of township
thirty (30), north of range six (<1), E.
W. M.. and upon which the above named
plaintiff and assignor has paid subse
quent taxes assessed against said prop
erty as follows:
Taxes for the venr 1910 amounting to
$2.80 paid August SI, 1911
Taxes for the year 1911 amounting to
|2.M paid August 31 1912.
The amount of sai l Certificate of De
linquency, bearing Interest at the rate
of fifteen per cent il "> per cent) per an
mini from its said date and all of said
several amounts so paid for subsequent
taxes as aforesaid, bearing interest at
the rate of fifteen per cent (18 per cent)
per annum from the respective dates of
payment as aforesaid; all of which i«
now due the above named plaintiff.
And you nnd each of you are hereby
summoned to appear within sixty days
after the date of the first publication of
this notice and summons exclusive of the
date of such first publication, to-wit.
withing sixty days after the 20th day
of September, A. D. 1912, exclusive of
said day, and defend the above entitled
action in the court aforesaid, or pay
the amount due as above set forth, to
gether with the cos!-. In ease of your
failure so to do, Judgment will be ren
dered foreclosing the lien of said Certifi
cate of Delinquency, taxes, penalty, in
•crest and costs, against the lands and
premises hereinbefore mentioned and de
By RALPH C. BELL,
Prosecuting Attorney and Attorney
for Plaintiff. P. O. address.
Date of first publication, September
20, 1012. 7t
Thursday, October 10
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READY FOR STRIKE.
Pennsylvania Railroad Telegraphers
8. J. Konenkainp, president of the!
Commercial Telegraphers' Onion of
America, who twelve years ago was a
member of the Order of Knllroad Te
legraphers and employed on the Penn
sylvania railroad, said recently that he
believed the refusal of the Pennsylva
nia railroad to arbitrate tbe demands
of its teh 'rupbers east of Pittsburgh
would be followed by a strike.
He did not agree with the estlmnte
made in tbe correspondence made pub
lic regarding the controversy by Gen
eral Manager s. C. Long.
"In this correspondence," be said, "it
is estimated that there are about 1,800
or 1,700 of the telegraphers organized
and at least 2.3(H) of tbe employees in
the telegraph depurtment of the rail
road unorganized. 1 have been in
touch with tbe railroad telegraphers
si nee 1 left the service of the Pennsyl
vania, and the union estimates are that
more than 2.500 tire organized.
"The preparation for a strike have
been going on for some time, aud the
indications are that unless General
Manager Long changes his decision
the telegra].ber., will vote for a strike."
More Pay For 8t«el Workers.
The Eastern Steel company of Potts- j
vllle. Pa., lias announced an Increase
of 15 per cent In the wages of Its em
ployees in the twenty-eight Inch mill.
Several hundred men will receive from
$20 to $25 a month more as tho result
of the increase, nnd It Is said tbe com
pany contemplates an increase to all
Its 1,500 employees. The mills have
more work than they can turn out,
and the company is arranging to pay a
bonus to certain departments for an
Woman Join Trade Unions.
Miss Mary Maearthur, aecretary ot
the National Federation of Women
Workers of England, says that last
year the membership In women's trade
unions Increased by over 150.000. Con
sidering thnt the total number of mem
bers Is still under 280,000 It Is a re
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Colby and California
Both Phones 256
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need them. We make our own glasses
and sell them at moderate cost, arid
EVERETT OPTICAL CO.
2812 Colby Aye. Everett, Wash.
UNION PLUMBING AND HEAT
R. M. Westover.
C. A. Healy.
B. M. Richards.
J. H. Baillie.
F. W. Dailey.
A. P. Bassett.
Thompson Plumbing & Heating Co.
Everett Printers Who Can Put
the Label on Your Printing.
1 Everett Print Shop
2 Herald Printing Co.
3 Tribune Printing Co.
4 Cascade Printing Co.
6 Puget Press.
8 Commercial Press.
SOUTH PARK GROCERY
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Grain and Produce
We Have Union Made Brooms on
41st and Colby
Sun. 2160, Ind. 301Z
JOHN F. JERREAD
AND EM BALM ER
2939 Broadway Phone M. 230
DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE
J. L. MORROW
Cleaning and Pressing
2811 Hewitt Aye., Everett
Both Phones 27
OREEN & TOVEY
2932 COLBY AYE.
S. D. CLARKE
Argall & Clarke
WALL P*PER, PAINTS AND
Paperhane<n g, Painting, Kalso
Estimates Furnished—All Wok
Phones—M. 213, Ind. 299Z
Res. Phone 1208
We Carry a Line of Union Label
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Sunset igi, Ind. 292
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