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&f>e LABOR JOURNAL
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Year « Advance Adverting Kates on Appiication
Editor and Manager
Advertising Manager !
Board of Control
Meets First Sunday Morning of Each Month at Labor Tempte
J. HUTTER. President- xTmberworkers
R. H. MILLS. Vice-President ■ , athers
JAKE MICHEL, Treasurer
_ _ ..Molders
ROBERT BEPLER ."."."."...."....Tailors
A. DIETERU Ciearmakers
A. GARFIN "
Other Members of Board
ro „„„ Kolhmier Brewery Workers: Jake Michel, Lathers; Sara Roberts,
George Kolbmier. **™*7 ~ j League: W . McAllister, Barbers;
Electricians; Mrs. B. I\ KODeris. i.aoei ••fugutr,
Prank McCormack. Teamsters.
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ROBERT BEPLER ""-J™
WILLIAM SMITH V.ce-President
ROBERT MILLS Treasurer
HAKRY WALLENHAUP i; r «ant"t"m ß
CHARLES BLUNT Sergeant at Arms
VICE AND THE LABOR
Some facts, too :'r-'scored,
were urged upon the Conference on <
Social Hygiene at Chicago on October ,
20 by Dr. William J. Hieksoa of the
municipal psychopathic laboratory.
Dr. Hickson plainly told the delegates '
that they were wasting time in con- '
sld-ring conventional methods of
dealing with vice. "Imprisonment,
fines, reformation, parole, religion—
all have been of no avail in curbing
the social evil," said the ctoctor, and
thati added, "any well regulated busi
ness iong ago would have discarded 1
such fruitless methods and struck out,,
into new fields."
Having heard this much, the dele
gates waited for the doctor to point
out the new field. They waited in
vain. lie had nothing to Euggest
other than th" creation of a commit
tee "to study the question"—just as
though the question had not already
been studied by committees very j
Dr. il'ck.son must have foreseen the
sugt« stion that if jobs were made
plentiful enough, no one would be
compelled to resort to vicious meth
ods <,f getting a living, for in an ap
parent effort to forestall it. he said 1
that, so many of the women hailed '
into the-.morals court are "so mental
ly defective that there is no legiti- '
[Ulte probable that tin defective
workers, being less efficient, should
be rejected to make room for more
Intelligent ones, But if there were
sufficient increase in Jons to make
room for all, there would be oppor
tunities even for defectives. To say,
as Dr. Hickson does, that the-,- de
fectives have only the mentality of
children, does not alter the case,
when one considers that there is so
great a demand today for child labor
that stringent laws are being passed
There may be "no legitimate way"
to earn a living open to these alleged
(fives today since opportunities
are denied to many who are not de
fectives. But let opportunities be
opened, and there may be a different
tale to tell. As to how to open oppor
tunities, well, that's another story.
President Gompers tells us with
one breath that "Industrial power on
ly can secure industrial justice," and
with the next that the Clayton Law
is the most Important boon to labor
since the signing of the Magna Char
Which of the above statements does
Brother Gompers believe himself?
Who shall work? I and thou. Who
shall eat? I and thou—Armenian
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Officers Everett Trades Council
DEFENSE IS NEEDED
Mr. Cornelius Donovan, president
if the Tenants' Union of New York
Cley, presents to the conscriptionists
of England and the preparationists of
the United States some facts which
they ,should consider. Here is one
for them to explain with something
else than abuse:
"England has not established jus
tor her plain people, and has for
got to conserve their freedom, and
for this neglect and omission she is
paying a fearful price.
"Recently a government agitator,
in an effort to rouse the patriotism
of a great meeting of men and per
suade some to enlist, exhibited a coi
lection of cottages, and asked, 'are
these houses worth fighting for?'
"A voice from the crowd shouted,
AYEI Let the man that owns them
fight for them.' The owner might
havo been an English Astor.
"It is not unreasonable to ask men
to fiuht for their homes; to strike
for their altars and their fires, for
the green gravi s of their sires. But
what manner of man will fight for a
lodging house, the ministrations of
tlie Salvation Army, or the privilege
ol decent burial in the potters' field?
To force men to go off to the
trenches to defend a government that
has not defended them, though insti
tuted for that very purpose, a govern
n,< nt tha' has been perverted and
mad'- the most potent instrument of
their exploitation and oppression, is
"The lawyers who are governing
Britain have not been good enough to
restore to its citizens their ancient
right of access to the soil which made
them the freest people in all Europe.
They have ntft compelled restitution
of the commons stolen from them
while they were fighting Napoleon;
a perfidy that caused Byron to ask
Wellington the question, 'Who, my
lord, but. you and yours, have gained
by Waterloo?' England's govern
in, -.t has nurtured a blighting para
sitism that has injured the saving
patriotism of her inhabitants, and
now leaves her nearly naked to her
"Let Americans be warned by the
pitiable predicament of Great Britain
and wip<- from their own constitution
and statutes the great number of
parasitic eggs that have been stealth
ily planted in them by the cuckoos
of absorbing privilege.
"Already the soil of the United
States is in the legal possession of
too few to give employment to myr
iads of persons who were born In
■ the country.
I "If the congress at its coming ses
• sion can be persuaded to be constitutional
'tional to the extent or extreme of es
tablishing justice, it will return to
•he straight and narrow paths found
by the men of '76, revoke the tribute
• aking titles to the earth, and take
for the support of the government,
the annual values of the opportunities
of the country collected by the states.
The conservatives who control the
congress and the state legislatures
must be roused to an appreciation of
i VICTIMS OF RUBBER INDUSTRY—
"PROFITS FIRST" IS RULE
Hundreds of helpless workers are
needlessly poisoned in the rubber in
dustry through sheer murderous sel
fishness on the part of manufacturers,
according to a recently issued gov-
Rubber manufacture involves the
use of numerous poisonous substances
of which lead salts, antimony penta
sulphide. aniline oil, carbon disul
phide. and carbon tetrachloride are
thi' most dangerous. The operations
involving exposure to these poisons,
however, employ but a small propor
tion of the large number of workers.
No women and very few boys are en
gaged in such operations. A lesser
danger is found in the use of coal-tar
benzol and of various petroleum pro
ducts, such as naphtha, benzine, etc.
A considerable number of the work
ers, including women and boys, are
exposed to the fumes of these com
pounds. These facts are brought out
in an investigation by Dr. Alice Ham
ilton of the industrial poisons used in
the rubber industry, the results of
which have just been published as
Bulletin 179 of the Bureau of Labor
Statistics of the Department of La
While it was impossible to get com
plete data as to the frequency of in
dustrial poisoning in the rubber in
dustry, records were secured of no
less than 66 cases of lead poisoning
which occurred in 1914 among the
rubber workers in the United States.
Cases were also found of naphtha
poisoning, and of poisoning from car
bon disulphide, carbon tetrachloride,
and aniline oil.
The dangerous nature of some of
the compounds used in the rubber in-
dustry is not as yet commonly known
so that cases of industrial poisoning
may occur without being recognized
as such and ascribed to their ture
cause. Also, in the case of some of
the compounds, the symptoms of pois
oning may be obscure or may not
develop until some time after the ex
posure has taken place, so that again
the resulting harm may not be ascrib-
Ed to its true cause.
The investigation on which the Bu
reau's report is based covered ?,5 rub
ber factories, located in 15 cities or
towns in 9 states. Practically every
branch of the rubber industry was
included among the activities of these
factories. As there are many trade
secrets in the manufacture of> rub
ber articles, it was impossible to
make the investigation as complete
as was desired.
The processes of rubber manufac
turing arc many and various and
there is a great difference in the ex
tent to Which men and women em
ployed in the different branches are
exposed to the danger of poisonous
dusts and fumes. It is impossible to
make general statements about the
dangers in the rubber industry. What
would be true of the manufacture of
footwear would not hold for the manu
facture of rubber toys and balloons,
nor of rubber syringes and fountain
pens, nor or tires. Not only are there ]
great differences In the processes,
due to the different kinds of goods
made, but there are differences which
depend upon the theories of the manu
facturer and the quality of the goods.
It is possible to equip and manage
a rubber factory so that exposures to
the various industrial poisons will be
reduced to an insignificant minimum
or wholly eliminated. Relatively lit
tle, however, seems to have been done
in this direction. Often the danger is
not recognized, so that even when the
equipment of a factory permits a giv
en process to be carried on safely,
it may, through ignorance or careless
ness, be performed in a fashion which
makes it dangerous.
the danger of delaying those conces
sions. An unprecedented hunger and
thirst for injustice has come to the
masses of Americans. This can only
be satisfied by an equitable distribu
tion of the vast wastes of wealth that
surround and amaze them. The grow
ing knowledge that the few have be
come ultra rich and the many corf
demned to poverty, by the perverted
powers of their own government, Is
filling the people with anger and an
archy. No strength of government,
no preparedness that can be imagined
can save these traitors and the bene
ficiaries of the treason from the wrath
of an outraged public, when at last
Before congress proceeds to spend
money to ward off danger of inva
sion, let it legislate against a great
enemy that is already at work in this
country Predatory Privilege, Armies
and navies are no defense against
that 'enemy, and while It is allowed
to oppress the people undisturbed,
there Is no reason why they should
worry about another enemy that has
not yet appeared.
THE LABOR JOURNAL
The movement for preparedness is
something that many people believe
to be thoroughly vicious; an attempt
to fasten upon this country a militar
ism that is as bad as that which we
say that we condemn Germany for.
That question is being threshed out,
and will continue to be threshed out
until one side or the other prevails.
But there is one point that inter
' ests most people. We are told that
"our" navy is inefficient; that it
would not lap! a minute with a Brit
ish tugboat. Richard Harding Davis
and other alarmists tell us how im
perfect that "great" organization of
slaughter ships is.
That navy costs something like
$150,000,000 a year; each year the cost
is greater; ea< b year some new mon
ster of enormous cost is launched.
If we spend on a navy an amount
greater than that of any coufitry on
earth except c.reat Britain, what is
the matter with our navy? Why will
it be Such easy prey to the first gun
boat that comes over?
And the "experts" tell us why. The
! magazines that are trying to turn
America into an armed camp tell us
why. The people who used to be the
first to resent the Socialist accusa
| tions tell us why.
IT IS PORK!
Pork is the flesh of the swine. Pork
lis also the food of the hungry politi-
I cian, the man who has no principles
! and ideals to speak of. and goes back
ito his constituents with a tale of the
j postoffice building that he got for
Everybody's Magazine is trying to
get us all excited over the glorious
possibilities of miltarism. This
month's number has a horrendous tale
of the way money is thrown around
by Congress to make pie for indigent
congressmen; how millions are spent
upon navy yards that warships can't
get into; how there are docks on the
prairies of Illinois; how the mud at
the bottom of the drydocks is so think
that a rowboat could not get into it.
This merely because congress thinks
that the proper ideal is to get things
for hungry constituents. This must
stop, say the prcparationists angrily.
Very well, let it stop. But why was
it not found out before? Why is it
that when Socialist newspapers spoke
of that colossal graft that goes hy the
name of the Public Buildings bill, and
the Rivers and Harbors bill, no one
seemed to care a hoot in Gehenna?
Capitalism did nor care. Efficiency
and economy were not an issue. Re
publicans and Democrats kept them
selves in good humor with this gentle
graft of $20,000,000 to $50,000,000 an
But the moment that something be
came involved that Capitalism cares
for—namely, a militarism that is de
signed to protect their 100t —that mo
ment the pork, that was merely a
good joke before, becomes a terrible
crime, treason, blasphemy, Sabbath
breaking and murder.
It. is an interesting commentary up
on our form of government that it
takes militarism to show up the crook
edness of our government—The (N.
WHO BUILDS A NATION?
What builds a nation's pillars high
And ils foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes :hat round it throng?
It is not gold. It's kingdoms grand
Co down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires pased away;
The blood has turned thoir stones to
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah! that bright
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at His feet
Not gold, but only man, can make
A people great and strong;
Men who, for truth and honor's sake,
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men, who work while others
Who dare while others fly—
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
SOMETHING TO "MIND"
The merchant who does not adver
tise at all may or may not be your
friend, fellow worker, but It IsV fore
gone conclusion that he who liberally
patronises the columns of all other
papers and refuses to advertise in the
labor paper, is not looking for the
workingman's patronage, does not
wish H, and Is not desirous of your
It is impossible for any man with
a good heart to be satisfied with this
world as it now is. No one can truly
enjoy what he earns —what he knows
to be bis own knowing that millions
of his ,'eilowmen are in misery and
want. When we think of the fam
ished we feel that it is almost heart
less to eat. To meet the ragged and
shivering makes one almost ashamed
to be well dressed and warm —one
feels as though his heart was as cold
as their bodies.
In a world filled with millions and
millions of acres of land waiting to
be tilled, where one man can raise
the food for hundreds, millions are
on the edge of famine. Who can com
prehend the stupidity at the bottom
of this truth?
Is there to be no change? Are the
laws of supply and demand, inven
tion and science, monopoly and com
petition, capital and legislation al
ways to be the enemies of those who
Will the workers always be ignor
ant enough and stupid enough to give
their earnings for the useless? Will
they support millions of soldiers to
kill the sons of other workingmen?
Will they always build temples for
ghosts and phantoms, and live in huts
and dens themselves? Will they for
ever allow parasites with crowns and
vampires with mitres, to live upon
their blood? Will they remain the
slaves of the beggars they support?
How long will they be controlled by
friends who seek favors, and by re
formers who want office? Will they
always prefer famine in the city to
a feast in the fields? Will they ever
feel and know that they have no right
to bring children into this world that
they cannot support? Will they use
their intelligence for themselves, or
for others? Will they become wise
enough to know that they cannot ob
tain their own liberty by destroying
that of others? Will they learn that
force, to succeed, must have thought
behind it, and that anything done, in
order that it may endure, must rest
upon the cornerstone of justice?
Will they ever recognize the fact
that labor, above all things, is hon
orable —that it is the foundation of
virtue? Will they understand that
every healthy man must -earn the
right to live? Will honest men stop
taking off their hats to successful
fraud? Will industry, in the presence
of crowned idleness, forever fall up
on its knees, and will the lips for
ever kiss the robed impostor's hand?
—Robert G. Ingersoll.
LIKES POLITICAL ACTION
SAYS CLAYTON LAW RECORDS
ST. LOUlS.—Writing In St. Louis
Labor, President Wharton, of the
Kajlroad Employes' Department, A.
P, of L., discusses the Clayton act at
length and declares that "we have
just cause to feel proud of the suc
cess attending the policy inaugurated
by the A. F. of L. in 1900; one by one
we have witnessed the amelioration
of the causes of complaint incorporat
ed in labor's bill of grievances."
President Wharton is optimistic on
labor's success in securing this legis
lation and believes that the United
States supreme court cannot, "by any
manner of reasoning," interpret the
labor sections of the Clayton law to
mean other than a guarantee of la
"If it should come to pass that, the
courts should pervert and misinter
pret this law," he says, "the next
great fight should be directed toward
securing an amendment to the consti
There Is nothing to be gained by
having the right arm abuse the left
when you are trying to climb a lad
der. The wage-earners need both
their industrial organization and their
own political organization. It is not
easy for any one to determine which
of the two arms is the most import
ant at this time. We venture to say
that Labor will not succeed in climb
ing to the top of the economic ladder
unless both the industrial and politi
cal arms are well developed through
exercise, through persistent effort.
AT PEOPLES THEATRE
Owing to the fact that the Griffith
and Prazier Stock Co. notified the
stage employees that they intended
to reduce the number of men from
three to two, also to cut the salary
of the individual employee, the men
walked out. The theatre is now de
clared unfair to organized labor, by
Local 180 of the Stage Employees and
moving Picture Operators.
Why pay $4.00 for pictures you can
buy at Juleen's Studio for $2.00?
Stone- J\sl)er <Lo.
Don't Leave Everett
—Unless you know yhere get your fist on more good Amer
ican mazuma, we would hate to see a good man like yourself saying
—But if it will pay you to be on your way, then pack your duds in a
HARTMAN or IDEAL
TRUNK or SUIT CASE
Full size and Steamer Trunks up from $8.50
Leather Suitcases up from $4.50
Imitation Leather Suitcases $2.00
NORTHERN TRANSFER CO.
Office and Storage Warehouse Across from Great Northern Freight Depot
UNION PLUMBING AND
R. M. Westover.
H. C. Brown.
B. M. Richards.
F. W. Dailey.
A. P. Bsasett.
C. A. Healy.
Ind. 165Z Sunset 137
EVERETT'S POPULAR CAFE
1705 Hewitt Aye.
H. E. STILES
G. N. WATCH INSPECTOR
1416 Hewitt Aye.
We have a repair shop in connec
tion with store and have an expert re
pair man in charge of same. We
make a specialty of repairing motor
cycles, bicycles, typewriters, cash
registers, guns and revolvers. We
also do lock, sate and key work. Tele
phone and we will call for your work
and return same when repaired at
Arthur A. Baily's Sporting Goods and
Hardware Store. Both Phones 75.
Friday, November 12, 1015.
"Everett — Oacoma
Sunset iqi, Ind. agi
Both Phones 24f
Suits Pressed 50c
2821 Wetmore Aye.
Are Union Made
BUY HERE FOR STYLE,
QUALITY AND SERVICE
Next to Haferkorn's
JOIN THE WOMAN'S
CARD & LABEL LEAGUE
Meets every Friday night in the
C. E. Ogrosßy
FINE SHOE REPAIRING
Dealer in Purses. Gloves and Leather
Mark Down of rail Flowers
Choice of 15c Flowers 9c
stamped Towels tor Embroider
ing, 15c to $1.00 each.
Large variety of other stamped
goods which make ideal Christ
inns presents, 15c and up.
See the new White Kid Vanity
Cases, 35c each.
Something for Everybody
Everett's Largest Drug Store
CITY DRUG STORE
• »10 Hewitt Aye.
BERLIN DYE WORKS
Suits thoroughly Cleaned ( <f
and Pressed 0 I
fall Ind. 846. Sunset 495
Darling', and Dean. Drug Store,
Under One Management
H. L. DEAN
2001 Hewitt Avenue
2916 Hewitt Aye.