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Friday, January 24. 1913.
Now watch for new arrivals of
Spring and Summer
Some already here and more being
purchased right now by our buyers
recently gone to the far east.
The Grand Leader
Will Welcome a Case of
It's in the quiet of your home
that you will appreciate it? excellence. Its fla
vor is mild and delicious. Its brewed of the "
choicest materials. Its purity is absolutely
B«Mt Brewing e»™Sr
NORTHERN TRANSFER CO.
Office and Storage Warehouse Across from Great Northern Freight Depot
Sunset 191, Ind. 293
TRADES COUNCIL NOTES
Council held its regular meeting
with President Williston in the chair.
Credentials of G. W. Goldthorpe, H.
Rhode and H. Arends, of the painters;
Henry Nichols, Chtis. Ingle and Thos.
Gooley, of the teamsters; Thos. Mc-
Kern, Roy Cudney and Bert Webster,
of the stage employes; C. F. Snider
and J. Erickson, of the tailor union,
were received and delegates seated.
Committee on the smoker made a
partial report as a number of tickets
were stili out. A. A. Brodeck, com
missioner of public safety, sent check
for five tickets to committee.
Teamsters reported that they would
give a benefit smoker on January 28
for one of their members who lost
his home by fire.
E. P. Marsh, of the Labor Journal,
was Indorsed for re-election as 7th
vice president of the Washington
State Federation of Labor.
The Barnhart Barber Shop, of Mon
roe, was placed on the unfair list.
$10.00 Suits $5 $15 Suits $7.50
$12.00 Suits $6.00
that includes every overcoat in the house—some exceptional
nines -ALL HALF PRICE.
BARRON FURNITURE CO.
1 he Entire
Reports by Unions
Cigarmakers—Three by card and
Stage Employes—lnstallation of of
Theamsters —Election of officers.
Label League—Will give dance on
E. P. Marsh was recommended to
the A. F. of L. for local organizer by
THE WIVES OP UNION MEN
Have you ever stopped to think
that it is from our homes that the
next generation of working people
come? It is our boys and girls that
go forth into the factory, the office
and the shop "to earn their own liv
Knowing what your husband's
union has done for him and his fel
low workers —give them better hours,
better pay and better working con
ditions —why Is it you do not urge
with all your strength upon your son
and daughter the advisability of
SIZES 34, 35 AND 36
2813-15-17-19 COLBY AVENUE
joining a union as soon as they ent
er the labor world!
Of course, you rather expect your
son will eventually Join a union be
cause he is in industry to stay, and
in order to earn the best wages and
working conditions it is to his ad
vantage to belong to a union.
But what of your daughter? When
you send her out for a position you
figure she is only working a few
short years (till she marries) and
salary is not of much importance.
How do you figure this? Does it
cost you less to clothe and feed your
daughter than it does your son? Is
your daughter so much stronger
physically that she is able to work
ten or fifteen hours for small pay,
while your son works only eight
hours (if a member of an organiza
tion) and for the best pay that col
lective bargaining can produce?
Have you considered that your
daughter, working for less than a liv
ing wage, is not only bringing down
the salary of self-supporting women
who are working all the time, but is
also, In many instances, competing
with your son and bringing down his
wages to a lower standard.
Wherever unionism has entered it
has made conditions better, and its
powers in this direction are unlimit
ed If you give it proper support.
Do you ask for the union label
when you buy your family supplies?
The next time you go shopping and
see "cheap goods" on a bargain
counter, before you buy stop and
consider if they really are cheap.
Isn't it time, for the protection of
your home and your family, that you
demand the union label and urge
upon your daughter the vital neces
sity of joining a union?— Ex.
That the University of Washington
crew quarters are among the finest in
the country is the judgment of Cap
tain John Eaton, of the Berkeley
eight, who visited the campus recent
ly on his way to California after an
extended trip through the eastern
states, where he visited all of Amer
ica's best rowing clubs and aquatic
W. L. Williston, president of the
Trades Council and president of the
local typographical union, is in Olym
pia this week attending the sessions
of the State Federation of Labor.
REEP GROCERY CO.
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
Flour and Feed
1012 Hewitt Avenue
Phones: 8. S. 197, Ind. 437
Everything New in Fall and
Winter Hats at
1924 Hewitt Aye.
Photos Are Best
2809 Wetmore Aye.
EVERETT UTILITIES 00.
W. E. Bennett, Manager
Gas, Electric and Gasoline Spe
cialties, Automobile and Auto
2814 Rockefeller Ay., Everett, Wn.
Sunset 816, Ind. 67X
Butter and Cheese for Less
S. & H. Green Trading Stamps
Everett's Largest Drug Store
CITY DRUG STORE
1010 Hewitt Aye.
Try Our Salted Peanuts and
If You Must Take
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IMPERIAL TEA CO.
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THE LABOR JOURNAL
TO PENSION WORKERS.
Plan Mapped Out by American Tele
phone and Telegraph Company.
According to a recent announcement,
l!io,ooo,iioo bus been appropriated i"
provide pensions, sick benefits and HIV
Insurance for the 176,000 employees of
the Bell system nnd associated inter
The fund of $10,000,000 will be main
tained by annual appropriations on the
part of the American Telephone and
Telegraph company aud associated
companies, the Western Union Tele
graph company and the Western Blec
None of the employees is expected to
contribute any portion of this sum.
which is entirely at the expense of the
various companies Interested, it la
stated that the application of these
varied benefits will be strictly demo
cratic, for the benefit of employees of
every rank, providing l for free change
of employment from one company to
another, with full credit for combined
terms of service. The total yearly pay
for this army of employees amounts
to $110,000,000, more than $80,000,000
being pnid out In wages by the Bell
telephone system alone.
It Is provided that male employees
who have reached the age of sixty
years and who have been twenty yens
or more in service may retire on pen
sions, although they may be retired
at the option of the company when
they nre tifty-flve years old and have
been twenty-five years or more in the
service. The pension age of women
Is in each case five years younger than
that of men.
The amount of the pension is based
automatically on years of service and
amount of pay and will be 1 per cent
of the average annual pay for ten
years, multiplied by the number of
years of service. In this manner a
man who had been thirty years In the
employ of any of the companies would
get 30 per cent of the average salary
which he had been receiving during
his last ten years of service. No pen
sion is to be less than $20 a month.
In the case of accidents due to the
performance of work for the company
the employee Is to receive for total
disability full pay for thirteen weeks
and half pay for the remaining period
of disability up to six years. Em
ployees who nre disabled by illness or
accident outside of regular duty after
being In service for ten years or more
are to receive full pay for thirteen
weeks and half pay for thirty-nine
weeks. If any state statutes provide
for more liberal compensation than Is
given by the benefit scheme the statu
tory provision will prevail.
Administration of the funds will be
in the hands of employees' benefit com
mittees of five to be appointed by tho
board of directors of each company.
Economy of the Short Work Day.
Men who work long hours—for exam
ple, those who toll twelve hours at a
stretch, seven dk/S In the week
should he Interested In the assertion of
Dr. Collis of the British home office
that the trade unionist is, from an eco
nomic point of view, too prodigal of
his labor. Speaking at a recent con
ference under tbe auspices of the Brit
ish Institute of Hygiene, when "The
Health of the Factory Worker" was
considered. Dr. Collis said that the ex
perience of some big employers of la
bor had taught them thai to secure full
economic value tbe working week
should not exceed forty-iwo hours. Kx
plaining his meaning. Dr. Collis said
there was an economic value to every
hour a person worked and that value
decreased In proportion to the hours
The manufacturer threw a belliger
"Arrest 'em," he said. "If I had my
way I'd arrest every blighted labor ag
itator in the United States."
A gaunt figure with a skull in place
of the head rose exultantly.
"Then arrest me," it cackled, caper
Ing. "I am the original stirrer up of
those who do hard labor. I am the an
cient breeder of discontent, the father
of anarchists, the agitator of agitators.
"But who are you?"
"I am Hunger."
"Tut, tut:" said the manufacturer
pleasantly. "Why should 1 arrest my
best and chiefest labor agent."- Life
TRADE UNION BRIEFS.
There are 80.000 trade, unionists in
In Pennsylvania there are 142 car
Plasterers In New York city get
$5.50 for eight hours.
Gruln sacks must go, say representa
tives of farmers' unions of Washing
ton. Oregon and Idaho.
By a vote of 2 to 1 the American
Federation of Labor In convention re
fused to adopt tbe principle of indus
trial unionism in place of its policy of
The Barters' union of Chicago unan
imously indorsed the plan of the offi-
cers to shave and cut the hair of in
mates of institutions that are not able
to pay for having such work done.
The pnper rulers of Chicago have
signed an agreement increasing their
minimum scale to 122.00 a week, an
increase of $1.50 a week. This afTecls
about 150 men. The paper rulers and
blank t>ook binders of New York city
have signed an agreement Increasing
their minimum scale to $21 a week,
hii in. lease of $3 and aflecting about
Back Pay For Car Men.
The members of the Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric Hall
way Employees. Worcester, Mass.. have
lust been awarded $75,000 back pay by
a decision of tbe arbitration board
chosen to settle the controveiny be
tween the trnctlon company and the
union. Each employee will receive an
amount ranging from ¥10 to $50.
BABIES MADE TO WORK.
Children Only Four Years of Age Em
ployed 'n Canneries.
Conditions under which children
work in cer'ain canneries of New York
state, us observed by a college woman
employed as special investigator, were
told at a receut session of the state
factory investigating commission in its
consideration of proposed legislation
designed to improve labor conditions in
the canning industry.
Miss Mary Elisabeth Chamberlain of
Vassar, 1000, who had secured work
In several canneries, staled that chil
dren ranging In age from four years up
had been employed lv "snipping"
beans, busking corn or sorting peas
and beans, and thnt daring the busy
season "the youngsters worked regu
larly from 4 a. in. until 10 p. in. and
sometimes until midnight." She said
the spectacle of "these little human
machines, some of them With their lin
gers wrapped in bandages, the result
of having them split In their work, was
as sad as It was shocking." She con
. "The people of the state would Indeed
Ibe appalled if they < ere to see these
children on cool mornings, shivering In
blankets, at work, scarcely awake.
Some of the little ones would fall
asleep; others would cry and want to
stop work, but I hnve seen them
whacked by their parents aud compel
led to stay at their tasks."
Miss Chamberlain suid these parents
were not Americans, the American
mothers being more considerate of
their offspring. She related how one
little fellow told her he had been pull
ed out of bed at 3 o'clock in the morn
ing after having been up uutil 12 the
"The boy earned $1.40 for working
from 4 a. in. until 11 p. in.," Miss
Chamberlain added, "and the next
morning he tearfully declared. 'Hon
est. Miss Chamberlain, it didn't seem
as if I was in bed a minute.' "
Miss Chamberlain told the commis
sion that the owner of one cannery In
sisted children were not employed as
early as 4 a. m., but she had awaken
ed in her hotel at 3 o'clock one morn
ing and "discovered a parade of moth
ers and children and baby carriages
making for the cannery and, following
the procession, found her conclusions
The witness testified that on one oc
casion last year, when world reached
the canneries of n visit by the investi
gating commission, "tho bosses hurried
tbe 'kids' out of the plants."
Wage Increases In Great Britain.
Wage raises taking effect In Septem
ber, according to the board of trade
and Labor Gazette. London, England,
amounted to 877,000, affecting 200,000
working people. The most important
advances affected 20,000 carpenters and
joiners in London. 3,060 mechanics,
etc., at coal mines iv Northumberland,
5,000 coal miners In tlie Forest of Dean
and 190,000 in South Wales aud Mou
mouth, 8,000 iron puddlers and mill
men in tlie west of Scotland. 14.000 en
gineers In Leeds and district. 5,01X1 la
borers in the engineering works at
iSheffield and S.ilbo ring spinners iv
JUSTICE AND FAIR PLAY.
T'ade Unions Expecting Equity Musi
Do Equity to Employers.
In a recent issue the Typographical
Journal, official organ of the Interna
tlonal Typographical union, has the
following to say:
Is it such a strange and rare occur
rence for a trade union to take a cor
rect position—a position for justice
and fair play—that it then subjects
itself to criticism and misrepresenta
tion on the part of other trade mions
and their representatives!
Striving for decent treatment, are
we not prepared to accoß] decent
Wben i\ sister union Is so unfortu
natc as to emulate tbe tactics of that
class of employers against whom we
are aligned, must sister unions indorse
such a position simply because a trade
union has taken it? * * *
So far as the International Typo
graphical union Is concerned. It ex
pects fair treatment for Its members
from employers, and It is prepared to
accord that kind of treatment to these
After our local unions enter Into con
tracts these contracts will be respected
The policy of the International Typo
graphical union has been to demand
justice and to accord justice, aud on
that policy tho organization's prestige
and greatness rest.
Even though we may be temporarily
misunderstood, maligned and misrepre
sented, we will coutluue to maintain
We Will not be a party to the acts
and the schemes of those labor repre
sentatives who nre actuated by politi
cal motives of tho meanest type or
who have grievances to satisfy and
who nre willing to sacrifice their
unions and members If their personal
desires may thus be satisfied..
It Is time for plain speaking.
Organized lal»or Is suffering today
because of recklessness and criminal
ity of some of its former leaders.
The moment is here when organized ',
labor must set Its face sternly against
wrongdoing, hypocrisy and deception.
If we protest against an employer's
black list, then we should as strongly
protest against a union's black list.
Two wrongs do not make a right In
the trade union movement any more
than in any other movement
Nature Study Contest*.
A recent limovtttion In programs la
proving tioth interesting and profitable
In one Illluots county. One grange
lias a contest at each meeting along
some line of nature study. In one a
selection of pictures of birds in colors
was shown and every one Invited to
make a list of the names. It was sur
prising how few people could name all
of even the most common ones. An
other coutest was to name the different
kinds of wood from samples and point
out the tree leaves that belong with
them Ijtter wild flower plates will be
shown and both beneflclsl and Inju
rious Insects. All this Is making
grange meetings Interesting, and much
bene tit must also be derived from such
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Wm. C. Butler, Pres.
F. W. Brooks, Cashier
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Robt. Moody, Vice-Pres.
J. W. Clark, Asst. Cashier
Will occupy the store building
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a new line of Men's Clothing,
Hootß and Shoes.
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