Th e> Labor Jou r.n ci 1
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E. P. MARSH — ...Editor
J. E. CAMPBELL Business Managei
Phones —Sunset 148, Ind. 115
*1.00 Per Year in Advance. Advertising Rates on Appliration.
Officers Everett Trades Council.
Wendell L Williston. President
E. A. Francois.. -- - Vice-President
M. T. Alliman - Secretary
E. J. Edney Treasurer
ITiomas Oooley Sergeant at <rtni
STONE & WEBSTER STRIKE AT RENTON
Fur several months the coal miners employed in the mine at
Kenton have been out on strike for better conditions. It has been
in sunie ways one of the most remarkable strikes <>n record. Despite
the provocation almost daily to retaliation the miners have refused
to be led into any symptoms ol disorder or violence. The Kenton
mine is owned by the Stone-Webster interests. Early in the game the
federal authorities were induced to station U. S. deputy marshals,
lut so flimsy was the excuse for their presence that they were with
drawn. Then a squad of King county deputy sheriffs was sent by
the sheriff to take the place of the federal deputies. According to
reports that bear all the earmarks of authenticity, the deputy sheriffs
have done about all they could to incite the miners to overt acts. It
is said that they egg the strikebreakers on to "start something"
with the strikers: that they act as bodyguards for the scabs and
help to recruit more strikebreakers among men who come floating
in to the scene of trouble. In the federal court an injunction that
prohibits everything except breathing (and would do that if Jakey
Earth couid yet a meter on the air) has been secured against the
miners. Two or three trumped-up charges of violence against the
strikers have been secured but when investigated were as full of
holes as a sieve.
The discipline that has been maintained over the men by the
strike leaders is little short of wonderful and is indicative ot the
strides the organization of mine workers has made.
This strike is of more than passing moment to all members of
organized labor. The Stone-Webster octopus is spreading its ten
tacles over many varied industries iv the Northwest. Not content
with its strangle hold on public utilities such as light, water, street
car systems, it has reached out for building construction, coal pro
duction and the like. It is arrogant, highhanded, ruthless, obstinate
and selfish. That a golden hoard may continue to flow into the cof
fers of its Eastern stockholders and bondholders, it defies any aud
all attempts to curb its monopolistic tendencies. Labor unions it
hates like poison because those unions would divert some of its ill
gotten gains into the pockets of the men who make their dividends
The Renton mine workers on strike are fighting organized
labor's battle, as are also the electricians who are out against their
policy of antagonism to labor. These two bodies of men must receive
the support of the whole body of organized labor in this state. As a
delegate from the United Mine Workers to the Olympia convention
aptly put it: "The time has come to compel the Stone-Webster
people to deal fairly with their employes and the public or go out of
business in this state."
MINIMUM WAGE LAW FOR WOMEN WORKERS
As was to he expected the minimum wage law for women and
girl workers is receiving strenous opposition and much the same
arguments as characterized the opposition to measures in the past
introduced for the protection of women in industry are being ad
vanced. Between the exploiters and the exploited, the friends of
the workers and the friends, tools and dupes of a money worshipping
class of employes, there is a great gulf fixed which will probably
never be spanned in our time. No humane measure was ever pro
posed nor ever enacted that the "unholy alliance" of dollar chasers
did not raise a hue and cry to ward off pursuit or turn it into the
Opponents of the minimum wage law are shrieking their heads
off in a frenzy of fear that the pleasant pastime of skinning labor
and. incidentally robbing future generations of their birthright, be
interfered with. They tell us that a minimum wage for women will
reduce the workers to a common level where the lowest paid will also
be the highest paid. They tell us again that the public will have to
stand the bill as business will not shoulder the loss but will pass it
on to the consumer. They bolster the assertions up with specious argu
ments trying to make you lose sight of the main points at issue. They
admit the moral side of the question but dismiss it all with the bogey
of its effect upon business.
It seems that every humane measure must be placed in the
scales of its effect upon business. We seem to have come to the
pass when all consideration for society, every obligation to society,
must be gauged from a business standpoint. Never mind that frail
women stand long hours over counter or mangle or loom, don't dis
turb business! Never mind that all over the land women are eking
out an existence on a wage that the most unskilled male laborer would
refuse, don't disturb business! Never mind that girls by the thou
sands must take their choice between actual suffering or the life of
the street been use of our wholly wrong ideas on the wage question,
don't disturb business! Never mind that the girl worker of today
will be the mother of tomorrow and that the virility of the coming
generation is dependent upon the well being of this one, don't dis
Get this moral flubdub out of your head and boost for modern
business! That's the cry of modern business and the parrot like echo
of the parasitic pr >ss.
But just suppose we pass a law and set a minimum wage in
each community that will give to the lowest paid a living wage. And
suppose we come to the conclusion that if it is all going to cost us a
little more we'll shoulder it. demanding only that that added cost go
to tite workers in industry instead of the pockets of business. Some
other objection will be raised, we suppose, equally vicious and as
equally futile in the wrong run.
ST. VALENTINE DANCE TO
Masonic hall will be tlie scene of gay
festivities tonight, the occasion be
ing a grand ball given under the aus
pices of the Ladies' Label lague. Or
ganized labor should patronize this
affair and patronize it liberally in re
turn for the splendid work done in be
half of all the unions during the past
year. When the call was made for
stock subscription to pay off the debt
on the new labor temple site, the la
bel league emptied its treasury to
help raise the money, taking 100
shares of the stock. The dance ia
held to partly recuperate the trea
sury, thus putting the league in a
financial position to do still more ac
tive work. Wagner's orchestra will
furnish the music and the price of
admission will be $1.00. Put on your
glad rags, bring along a dollar, and
show up at Masonic hall this evening.
FIRMS SIGN UP WITH UNION
The Journal takes pleasure in re
porting that the long-standing dis
agreement between the Van V'aley
Bottling Works and the Everett Bot
tling Works has been amicably set
tled and both of the above firms are
now "fair.'' At a conference held last
Monday evening between representa-
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PUBLISHED EVEKY FRIDAY
Labor Temple, Everett, Wash.
i tlves of the Seattle Brewery Workers,
| the local brewery workers, the Trades
j Councils and the firms mentioned, all
differences were settled and the firms
signed up with the union. We be
! speak for them the patronage of or
ganized labor and friends. We should
demonstrate that we do not hold a
grudge but are willing to play fair.
Building Trades Council, Everett, Wn.
Dear Sirs: The trustees, members
and pastor of Grace Methodist Epis
. copal church desire to express their
appreciation for the assistance render
ed in the construction of the new par
sonage. We are especially indebted
to the carpenters, plumbers, painters,
shinglers and plasterers. The cour
tesies extended to us by these unions
and the friends of organized labor
place us under lasting obligation to
the cause of unionism.
These services, given so freely, ag
gregate several hundred dollars, and
the building could not have been fin
ished for some time to come without
your generous donation of labor. The
writer will gladly give his services in
any manner to honorably assist your!
cause. Command me at your pleasure. |
W. M. SWITZEK,
Minister in Charge.
LETTER OF THANKS
PAPER HANGERS FOR THE
Representative Overman has Intro
duced a bill In the house providing
that not more than two layers of wall
paper may remain on walls. This bill
was Introduced at the Federation of
Labor convention by the painters dele
gation and was endorsed by that body.
Mr. Overman introduced the bill at
the request of the journeymen
painters and it has their enthusiastic
In talking to a local paper hanger
the other day he said: "We are often
called on to paper a house and find
ten or a dozen thicknesses of paper
on the walls, each one reeking with
germs. There may be some contagi
ous disease in a house and the germs
will remain in the wallpaper for years,
each succeeding layer of paper ab
sorbing them. Aside from that the
filth and dirt that accumulates is a
nuisance and the horror of every pa
per hanger. Cheescloth is the worst
fabric there is to catch and hold dirt.
If this bill passes old paper must be
torn off down to the first two layers.
It may make money for the 'wall pa
per trust' as has been facetiously sag
gested, but it will certainly promote
health and cleanliness nnd the painters
and paper hangers are for the bill
TRADES COUNCIL PROCEED
Council was called to order at 8
o'clock by Vice President Francois.
By motion the meeting was thrown
open to all visitors.
The following credentials were re
ceievd and delegates obligated and
seated: Geo. Sharpless, pressmen:
Wm. Sexton, Park Coulter, shingle
Communication was read from the
State Federation of Labor citing the
benefit that had been derived from
the voluntary assessment for presi
dent's salary and calling attention to
the great organization work among
the timber workers planned for the
coming year. Council voted to main
tain the voluntary assessment plan
during the coining year.
Communication was read from the
joint legislative committee asking
that all unionists get busy in behalf
of bills before the legislature giving
effect to the principle of initiative
and referendum endorsed by the vot
ers of the state at the last general
election. Communication was endors
ed and referred to the affiliated unions
with an urgent appeal that they get
Communication from the Metal
Trades Department of the A. F. of L.
was ordered filed.
Communication from the Federated
Trades of Atlanta, Ga., asking for in
formation about our municipal form
of government was referred to the
Secretary was instructed to answer
a communication received from the
Bakery & Confectionery Workers.
Report by Unions
Carpenters —One initiation, two by
Shingle Weavers—Doubled donation
to federation fund.
Teamsters —Affiliated with team
sters' joint council.
Label league—Good meeting; wired
protest to Olympia against any legis
lative tampering with eight-hour law.
A committee of three consisting of
Delegates Allen, Crandell and Alli
man were appointed to take up the
matter of securing the services of an
official of the M. E. church who will
be in Everett this month for a public
Mrs. Zeigler, president of the Card
& Label league was asked to take the
chair and she in turn called upon sev
eral visitors from Seattle to make
Upon conclusion of the business the
council in a body accepted the invi
tation to attend the reception and
banquet going on in another part of
the building under auspices of the La
Everett Printers Who Can Put
the Label on Your Printing.
1 Everett Print Shop <
2 Herald Printing Co. J
3 Tribune Printing Co.
4 F. B. Hawes Printing and,
Stationery Co. J
8 Puget Press.
f Kane and Harcus. <
8 Commercial Press. ,
W. E. Bennett, Manager
Bicycles, Repairs and Supplies.
Strictly Union Throughout
2814 Rockefeller Aye.
Sunset 816, Ind. 67X
First Showing of Spring 1913
1924 Hewitt Aye.
REEP GROCERY CO.
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
Flour and Feed
1012 Hewitt Avenue
Ph .nes: 8. 8. 197, Ind. 417
Everett Trades Council meets every
Friday night at Labor Temple, at 8
o'clock. W. L. Williston, Pres.; M.
T. Alliman, Secy. Phone Ind. 196 X.
Everett Building Trades Council meets
every Friday night at Labor Temple
t\ery Friday at Labor Temple at 8
p. in. I'resident, Geo. Morton; Fin.
Becy., Fred Cuffin, Phone Sunset
102 S. Business Agent, C. W. Knapp.
2(124 (lakes, Phone Ind. 456 Y.
Lathers' Local 77, L. L U.; meets every
Saturday at 8 p. in., at Libor 'temple,
in Hall No. 4. Fred Michel, Secretary.
Phone Ind. G3O.
Stationery Engineers' Union meets
every 2d and 4th Wednesday in Hall
No. 5. John Hartman, Secy.; Frank
typographical Union No. 410 meets on
the last Monday in each month at 6
|>. m. Wendell Williston, President.
Grant MeXeely, Secretnry.
Bridge & Structural Iron Wuikers' Union
meets even Ist and 3rd Saturday in
Hall No. 5. President Ed. Kelson;
Secretary, a. S. Bailiff, 1823 Wet
Cooks, Waiters and Waitresses Union
meetl first and third Mondays at S
p. Nt, Blanche Hendrix, Pres. Harvey
Thompson, Weber's Grill, Secy.
Machinists' Union No. l.'tO meets the 21
and 4th Wednesday at 8 p. m. In Hail
No. 3. President, C. A. Ristine. Sec
retary, Bert E. Tyler, IS 16 Rainier.
Tailors Union No. 335 meets the Ist
Tuesday of each month at 8 p. in., iv
Hail No. 5. l'res., 0. Christiansen;
Fin. Sec., Peter Nesje.
Brotherhood of Teamsters-Meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. m. Robert Loveall,
President. Thos. Gooley, Secretary.
Painters' Union No. 339 meets Tuee
days at 8 p. m. in Hall No. 3. Gee
Downing, Pres.; F. E. Merrifield, Sec,
International. Longshoremen's .Union —
Meets every Tuesday evening in
Longshoremen's Hall, K. R. Aye. P.
Marlin, l'res.; John Lyons, Sec. P. 0.
Brewery Workers' Union, Branch 4 —
Meets the 4th Sunday of each month
at S p. m. in Hall No. 4. President,
Max liillig, 2923'/ 3 Fulton. Secretary,
Journeymen Barbers Union No. 446
meets 3d Thursday at 8 p. m., in
Hall No. 5. Wm. Skinner, Pres.;
W. O. McAllister, Secy. Phone Ind.
Building Laborers —Meets every Mondai
night, 8 p m., Hall No. 3. Pres. a
Holmberg; Secy, P. A. Fetersoti.
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen meets
second and fourth Thursday in llall
No. 5 at 8 p. m.
ladies' Auxiliary of the Machinists
meets every Ist and Srd Fridays at
2:30 p. m. in Ball No. 2. President.
Mrs. E. J. Allen, 192 7 Oakes; Secy.
Mrs. B. E. Tyler, 1822 Rainier.
Pressmen's Union meets the first Wed
nesday in each month at 8 p. m. in
Hall No. 5. Thos. McKern, Pres.; J-
Ristine, Secy., 1513 Wetmore.
Machinists' Helpers—Meets second
and fourth Monday in Hall No. 3.
Cigarmakers' Union No. 498 meets the
2d Thursday of each month in Hall
No. 4. Archie Thompson, Pres.;
Jos. Stchida, Secy., 2808 1-2 Oakes.
Sheet Metal Workers' Union meets ever)
2d and 4th Monday at 8 p. m. in Hall
No. 3. President C. H. Clifton, 2020
Summit; Secretary, A. EL Carpenter,
Bricklayers' & NM»ns' Union No. 10
meets every \\ "dnesday at 8 p. m.
in Hall No. 4. Secretary, W. F. Me
lang, 2511 Baker.
Plumbers and St< am Fitters' Union —
Meets every Monday at 7:30 p. m. in
Hal INo. 5.' R. Van Dyke, Pres. John
Watson, Secy., 2518 Bakers, phone Ind
Shingle Weavers' Union No. 2 meets
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock
in Hall No. 1. C. J. Folsom, Pres.;
M. C. Engels, Rec. Secy., 2813 Pa
cific; E. P. Marsh, Fin. Secy., Labor
Federation of R. R. Shopmen meets the
4th Tuesday of each month in Hall
No. 5 at 8 p. m.
Carpenters' Union No. 502—Meets
every Thursday evening in Hall No.
2, at 7:30. J. A. Rose, Pres.; A. R.
Stauffer, Secy. Phone Ind. 318 Y.
Gas Workers' Union meets every Wed
nesday in Hall No. 3 at 8 p. tn. Ed.
Cosgrave, Pres. Wm. W. Cross, Secy.,
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen-
Meets every fir>t and third Sundays
in G. A. R. hall. W. D. Van Winkle,
Musicians' Union No. 184, A. F. of M.,
meets second Bun lay of each month at.
3:30 p. m., in Koom 16. Clark block.
J. M. Norland. l'res.; F. C. Wagner
Secy., phone Ind. 4C3X.
Women's Union Label League meets
every Monday night at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. J. A. Ilnrcham, Pres. Miss
Frances Eidcm. tin. Secy.
International Alliance of Theatrical
Stage Employes, Local No. 180 —
Meets first and third Sundays at
10:30 a. m. President, Chas. Cold
thorpe, Rose Theater; secretary,
Bert Webster, 3830 Hoyt.
ElectrlcaTlWorkera' Union No. i9l—
Meets every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock in Hall No. 5. President,
R. J. Olinger; Fin. Secy., J. M.
Gibbs, Sun. 1412.
Laundry Drivers* meet the 2nd Tues
day in rach month in Hall No. 5. T. C.
Hall, Pres. H. S. Enger, Secy.
Interational Brotherhood of Black
smiths and Helpers' Local Union,
No. 428—Meets the 3d Tuesday of
each month In Hall No. B, at 8 p. m.
President, Thos. Precious, 2212
Rockefeller; secretary, Edgar Suth
erland. 1305 E. Grand.
' Plasterers' Union No. 190 meet* every
, Tuesday »t 8 p. m. in Hall No. 4.
President, David Watt. Secretary, R.
X Davison. Phone Sun. 2244, Ind.
Published by order of the Everett
Electric Companies Snoqualmie Light
Postal Telegraph Company.
Barber Shops — Independent, 1207
Hewitt; Wm. Whittaker, Lowell; L H
Turner, 1104 Hewitt; Mitchell hotel
Barnhart Shop, of Monroe.
Iron Works- Summer Iron works.
Bayside Iron works, Everett Iron
Hotels and Cafes-Mitchell hotel;
Plumbers—C. It. Schweitzer.
Electricians- R. P. Bush, F. R. Hare.
Bricklayers —Barney Grant.
American Pile Driving Co.
Carpenters—Piatt, Paddock, A. Dena
rnur, Fred Tubbs.
Plasterers—A. C. Wright, A. L. Knapp
Booth, Wm. Carter, Chas. Hut ten.
Contractors —P. Sampson, J. Winter
mute, Larson Bros.
Painters —Anderson 4. Steen, William
Ferguson, Wm. Christcnson, M. Kokeen.
Warehuose —Foot of California street.
Cement Workers- -Pottit, Sr.
Teamsters—C. J. Witt.
ST. VALENTINE BALL.
St. Valentine's Day is drawing near
er and it is well to remember that
that is the date of the grand ball to
be given by the Ladies' Label League
in Masonic Hall. Wagner's orchestra
has been engaged for the event and
all plans are being laid for an enjoy
E. EL WEBER, Proprietor
2903 Hewitt Avenue—Riverside
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.
2812 Colby Aye. Everett, Wash.
SOUTH PARK GROCERY
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Grain and Produce
We carry a complete line of
chicken feed as well as a full
line of groceries.
41st and Colby
Sun. 2160, Ind. 301 X
JOHN F. JERRFAD
AND EMBALM ER
293$ Broadway Phone M. 330
DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE
J. L. MORROW |
THE TAILOR j
Cleaning and Pressing j
2811 Hewitt Aye., Everett J
Myron M. Deiwert
STAPLE AND FANCY
Prompt delivery to any
part of the city.
Cor. Rockefeller Aye. and
S. D. CLARKE
Argall & Clarke
WALL P»PER, PAINTS AND
Paperhaar>a g, Painting, Kalso
Estimates Furnished—All Wok
Phones—M. 213, Ind. 209Z
Res. Phone 1208
We Carry a Line of Unioa Label
N. B. CRAI.LACOM6E
FUN KRAI. D'IKKfiTOR AND
LICENSED EMBALM JER
Telepl . .... M.in 3«8
2>412 Rockef, n .« Aye. ~R\ rett
PATHE'S WEEKLY PICTURES
Every Monday and Tuesday
We Carry a Good Line of Union Made
The only UNION repair shop in Everett
MEN'S AND BOYS' SHOES
A UNION HOUSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
Everett Shoe Mfg. Co.
JOHN GOLDTHORP, Mgr.
2003 Hewitt Aye.
Grand Ridge Coal
WASHED NUT AND LUMP
MILL AND SLAB WOOD
Brackebush, Wright & Shaw, Incorporated
Both Phones 831
We Give S. & H. Green Trading Stamps
Pastime Pool Parlor
in its new quarters. Most up-to-date place in the state. Twenty first
class tables. Good order. Good music. Everybody invited to see the
ROBINSON & DRIESSLEIN, Props.
Don Renato 15c Commercial 10c
The Everett 5c
Union Made in Everett by P. D. Sartor
SARTOR'S CORNER, Rockefeller and Hewitt
Factory 2923 Rockefeller Fones: S. S. 1085, Ind. 165 X
CANYON WOOD CO.
DRY MILL AND SLAB WOOD
Slabs and Mill Wood
Have Your Letterheads, Bill
Heads, Etc. printed on paper
bearing the Papermakers
Label. Only obtainable at
Everett Print Shop
Phone sOO 2912 Rockefeller
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Complete Change of Program
Wednesday and Sunday
Matinee Daily 2:30. Evenings 7:15 and 9:00
A $1.00 SHOW FOR 15c AND 25c
Friday, February 14. 1913.
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