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THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE
WN. STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR
Published weekly by the Executive Council of the Federation and con
taining official communications and other items of interest to the member
ship. Local Unions are requested to send in a report of any happenings
which might be of value. Office of the publication: 508-9 Maynaid Bldg.,
FARMER-LABOR PARTY TO CONVENE
D. C. Coates, state chairman of the Farmer-Labor Party, is sending
out the following call for the primary conventions to be held under the
auspices of that body:
OFFICIAL CALL FOR STATE CONVENTION OF
THE FARMER-LABOR PARTY OF WASHINGTON
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 21, 1920.
To the Officers and Members of the County Organizations of the Farmer-
Labor Party of the State of Washington and Co-operating Organizations.
Greeting: Notice is hereby given that a State Convention of the Farmer-
Labor Party of the State of Washington will be held in the City of Seattle,
in King County, State of Washington, on Tuesday, the 14th day of Sep
tember, 1920, at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M., of said day for the purpose
of nominating candidates of said Farmer-Labor Party for State offices
to be voted on at the general state election to be held on November 2nd,
1920, as follows:
Sevan Presidental Electors
United States Senator
Secretary of State
Commissioner of Public Lands
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Also to select committees, etc. as provided by law to officially repre
sent the Farmer-Labor Party in all matters pertaining to said election.
Also to transact any and all other business that may properly come before
Such State Convention will be made up of delegates elected from
County Organizations of the Farmer-Labor Party, the Nonpartisan League
of Washington and the Committee of 48 of Washington, meeting jointly
in each county, the whole becoming and being the Farmer-Labor Party of
said county. Each county organization, as then constituted, will be en
titled to representation by delegates in the State Convention on the
Five delegates from each joint county convention and one additional
delegate for each 100 members in good standing of the organizations sign
ing this call, or major fraction thereof, on the Ist of September, 1920, in
said county. Where a county convention does not send a delegate for each
vote it is entitled to in the convention, under this call such delegates as are
sent shall be empowered to cast the full vote of such county. Delegates
will be furnished credentials by such county convention to be presented to
the credentials committee of the State Convention.
Issued under the authority granted the undersigned by the State Con
vention of the State Triple Alliance, held at Yakima, Wash., July 19-22,
1920, which State Triple Alliance of Washington became the Farmer-
Labor Party of Washington by vote of its members on August 15, 1920,
and by recognition of the National Farmer-Labor Party, with headquar
ters at Chicago, Illinois.
DAVID C. COATES,
State Chairman Farmer-Labor Party of Washington.
Headquarters: Room 10, Triangle Bldg.,
103% Prefontaine Place, Seattle, Washington.
The undersigned, State Chairman of the Committee of 48, of the State
of Washington, hereby joins in the above call, and urges all members of the
Committee of 48 to gather with the members of the Farmer-Labor Party
and the Nonpartisian League in each county to select delegates to the State
Convention of the Farmer-Labor Party on the plan and basis of represen
tation as set forth in the call.
C. J. FRANCE,
State Chairman Committee of 48,
Affiliated with the National Farmer-Labor Party.
By authorization of the State Executive Committee, at its meeting held
August 2, 1920, on behalf of the Nonpartisian League, the undersigned here
by joins in the above call.
A. W. SWIGERT,
Acting State Manager Nonpartisan League of Washington.
The State Tiiple Alliance, which has now changed its name, as the
result of the referendum, to the State Farmer-Labor Party, is recognized
by all concerned as the official state branch of the National Farmer-
Labor Party. Immediate danger of re-establishing the defeatist group
system has been happily passed, by representatives of other organizations
affected agreeing that all should join in one convention as the Farmer-
Labor Party, and that all members of former group organizations should
be advised to join and support the Farmer-Labor Party.
There will be only one convention held on primary day in the various
counties, and for the naming of a State ticket. That convention will con
vene under the auspices of the State Farmer-Labor Party, to be presided
over by its state chairman, and function with full authority for the farmers
and workers of our state, and as one body. The county conventions will be
presided over by the county chairman.
HAS GOVERNOR HART MADE GOOD?
(By W. M. Short)
There is displayed from the windows of Governor Hart's political head
quarters, in the Alaska Building, Seattle, a large banner which reads:
"Re-elect Governor Hart. He has made good." His campaign is being
;onducted by his limited supporters, chiefly confined to personal appointees,
on the strength of this appeal: "Governor Hart has made good."
It depends entirely on one's viewpoint and station/in life as to whether
this appeal meets with any response. The appointee holding down a job
providing a liberal salary by the state, feels personally that the governor
has made good. Did he not receive his appointment from the governor?
The enti-labor employer, walking along Second Avenue, looks up at the
banner and instantly recalls the activities of the governor on his behalf in
trying to defeat a reasonable living wage for the women workers of the
State, salutes the banner, nods his head, and agrees the Governor at least
tried to make good. The workers, and particularly the women workers,
and nine-tenths of the common people, walking along the same avenue,
look up at the same banner, and with consternation read the campaign
slogan: "Governor Hart has made good," and with uncontrollable disgust
exclaim: "Oh, H."
The only thing that the Governor can, with any truth justly claim
having made good at, is side-stepping, and even in this he has proven a
miserable failure. He made a valiant attempt to make good against the
miners during their strike, but bungled the job, to the disquist of all con
cerned, including the Associated Industries. At the behest of the em
ployers' organizations generally, but the Inland Empire Employers' Asso
ciation, with headquarters at Spokane particularly, he made a strong
attempt to forstall the esablishment of the $18 minimum later agreed to
by the Industrial Welfare Commission. But his attempt in this direction
proved so clumsy and bungling, that even that attempt to make good for
the employers in large measure, also proved a failure.
The Governor is also making one of the planks in his platform,
"Administrative Economy." A few months ago he pardoned a certain
rich man from the penitentiary. This man's case had gone thru every
court in the state and finally wound up in the Supreme Court, with that
body sustaining the decision and conviction of all of the lower courts.
Thousands of dollars has been spent by the state to bring about the con
viction. Every court in the state had sustained the verdict. But despite
this enormous expense incurred by the state, the Governor, with one simple
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Sljr Ifctbor Journal
On September 1 the government
will cease to meet the deficits of
the railroads through direct pay
ments from the public treasury.
Thereafter the defirits will be met
through a tax levied on every one
who uses the railroads. This will
take the form of increased freight
and passenger rates.
The direct guarantee will cost the
1 government between $500,000,000
j and $000,000 for the period between
March 1, 1920, when the roads went
' back to privat ownership, and Sep
tember 1, 1920. At that rate the
total deficit for the first year of
private ownership will be somewhere
between $1,000,000,000 and $1,200,
Thus the prediction made by Inter
state Commerce Commissioner Robert
W. Woolley that one year of private
ownership would cost the people of
the country more than twenty-six
months of federal control is more
After the private owners have con
ducted the railroad business a few
years longer they will own the
United States, then they'll have to
pinch dividends on watered stock to
| continue in business.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1920.
President Michel called the Couned
to order at 8 p. m.
Credentials were presented by Geo.
Fergeraon of the Piledrivers to suc
ceed Delegate John Maag; S. Crandle
of the Hod Carriers to succeed Dele
"Tom Mooney's Monthly"
Tom Mooney's letter announcing
the starting of "Tom Mooney's
Monthly," a publication to aid him
self and Warren K. Billings to secure
justice through a new trial, as they
are now serving life sentences in
California penitentiaries for a crime
they did not commit, was read to the
Council. A motion prevailed to print
it in the Herald as an advertisement.
(See letter in another column of this
A communication was received
from the "Kindergarten Association"
of Everett, organized last April, ask
ing the endorsement of the Council
of its plan to establish Kindergartens
in the city schools. The Council
gave its endorsement.
A letter from Timberworkers
Union No. 2, asking that its dele
gates be taken from the rolls of the
Council and its fines be remitted
was read and the request granted.
This local is the Shingleweavers,
whose membership is so scattered
over the county that they cannot
maintain representation in the
Council. Bro. Wra. Hufford, at the
Union Club will attend to the busi
ness of the Union.
of Farmer-Labor Party
Following are the members of the
County Executive Committee of the
Farmer-Labor Party: E. C. Dailey,
chairman; W. P. Wilkins, secretary;
Percy B. Tyler, J. H. Anderson,
Gladys Maloney, George Vetter, Mrs.
The committee will meet every
Wednesday evening at 419 Com
merce Building, Everett.
Has Come True
LABOR COUNCIL HOLDS EXCITING
SESSION-MUCH HEATED DEBATE
A letter was received from the
Tacoma Central Labor Council ask
ing concurrence in resolutions en
closed, and a letter from the Seattle
Central Labor Council asking that its
position be endorsed by the Everett
Council were read. The Council con
curred in both. Following are the
Whereas, The Imperialists of the
world through their agents, Kolchak,
Denikine, Yudenich, Poland, etc. have
waged a bitter underground war
against the Soviet Republic of Rus
sia from the very moment of the
birth of this working class admin
Whereas, All their cunning, lying
intrigue, all their murderous aggres
sions, all their gold, munitions, press
and soulless blockade have brought
them naught but defeat at the hands
of the dauntless Christs of Revolu
tion, the workers and peasantry of
Whereas, These Imperialists now
maddened with fear, greed and des
peration are on the very verge of
openly declaring war on Russia or
carrying on open warlike activity,
and thereby throwing the world into
Therefore, Be It Resolved, That
we, the Tacoma Central Labor Coun
cil of the American Federation of
Labor, call upon the Councils of Se
attle and Everett to join with us in
a nation-wide call to the labor move
ment of America to follow the ex
ample of the working class of Brit
ain and join with them in a general
t cessation of work in case Imperial
ism's hand openly strikes at our
brothers and sisters in Russia, and
Be It Further Resolver, That the
action of the labor movement of
Great Britain be considered as the
guiding rule for our action in gen
JAS. H. FISHER,
H. W. POHLMAN,
PAUL R. HAFFER,
W. T. MORRIS.
Endorsed by the Tacoma Central
Labor Council, August 18th, 1920.
Following is the letter from the
Seattle Central Labor Council:
August 21, 1920.
To All Central Labor Bodies in the
United States of America.
Greetings: The Central Labor
Council of Seattle and vicinity ap
peals, through you, to labor of the
United States to give to the World
and humanity the greatest service
it may ever be its privilege to ren
der. This is our great opportunity.
When Russia threw off the yoke
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27. 1920
Federation Raising Money Sep
arately From General
William M. Short, president of the
State Federation of Labor, is send
ing a statement to all affiliated lo
cal unions explaining that the $1
a member asked by the Federation
for the fall political campaign is a
separate fund from the $100,000 be
ing raised by the general finance
committee of the state Farmer-La
The voluntary assessment was au
thorized by the State Federation of
Labor convention in Spokane. Al
though L. W. Buck, secretary of the
Federation, is also chairman of the
general campaign finance committee,
labor's financial support is being
handled through a separate fund and
checks should be made payable to
the Washington State Federation of
Labor if coming from a local union
indorsing the voluntary assessment.
Both funds will be disbursed joint
ly through the state Farmer-Labor
Party. Buck's official report as sec
retary of the State Federation will
show the disposal of all moneys
raised on the $1 assessment plan.
D. C. Coates, state chairman of the
Farmer-Labor party, declared Mon
day that none of the old party can
didates for governor have yet been
able to equal the crowds which turn
out to hear Bridges.
of Lhe Czar all lovers of freedom re
joiced and as the workers of that
great nation heroically faced the
task of setting up a new govern
ment, labor the world over recognized
that success upon their part must
have the most favorable and far
reaching effect upon their own con
ditions of any event in many years.
The Russians were departing from
an old order just as our forefathers
were in 1776, and like our forefath
ers, asked to be given an opportun
ity to work out their problems in
their own way, without outside inter
Instead, they have been harrassed
on every side, fighting on many
fronts at one time, blockaded, slan
dered and yet withal emerging today
confident of the final triumph of
And now, as Poland, her foremost
aggressor, faces well deserved defeat
as a result of her ill-advised course,
the President of the United States,
together with the Premiers of Great
Britain pnd France, proposes that
those three great nations shall go
to the support of Poland and con
tinue a costly war even in the face
of the liberal terms offered the
Polish people by Russia which would
insure for them a larger measure of
freedom than ever before enjoyed.
Regardless of whether or not the
same can be said for these three
personages, either individually or
collectively, the peoples of these
great nations and particularly labor,
arc in no way responsible for the
position in which the Polish govern
ment today finds itself, and are un
der no obligation to assist it.
On the contrary, the blackest page
in our history would be written the
moment we actively participate in
this most outrageous attempt to pre
vent Russia carrying to their logical
conclusions the hard won victories
which now appear to be hers.
The British workers can be count
ed upon to play their part nobly, as
it is to be hoped the French will also,
in a determination to prevent a re
currence of the experiences still most
vivid in the memories of those who
faced the horrors of the recent war
and to prevent a slaughter of our
sons to satisfy the lust for blood of
twentieth century militarists, but, a
grave responsibility rests upon the
shoulders of American workers to de
termine what course they will pur
sue in this crisis, and Seattle ap
peals to them, confident that their
conscience and their manhood are the
equal of any and will not be outdone
by their British brothers.
The Seattle Central Labor Coun
First: That every Central Labor
body take such action as will effect
ually prevent the manufacture or
shipment of arms, munitions and
supplies destined for use against our
Russian brothers and sisters.
Second: We request that you im
mediately vote upon the following
A. Shall the Executive Council of
the A. F. of L. be requested to call
a conference of one representative
from each Central Labor body to
meet with said Executive Council at
a central point for the purpose of
formulating plans to effectively pre
vent the United States government
making war on Russia without first
securing the consent of the people.
B. In case of an affirmative vote
upon this question, and failure of
the Executive Council to comply with
in fourteen days of receiving the re
quest, shall this Seattle Central La
bor Council send out such a call
to all Central Labor bodies?
C. In case such a conference is
called, will it be possible for your
council to be represented there ?
In addition to the above you are
earnestly requested to cable or write
the British Labor Party heartily com
mending its noble atand upon the
Russian situation and write to every
congressman setting forth your posi
tion upon this issue in language
such as this: Not one man and not
one nollar to be used against the
Trusting that this vitally important
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The members of the Railway Car
men's Lodge of the Great Northern
Railway and their families had a
most enjoyable time on their excur
sion to White Rock, British Colum
bia, Inst Sunday. There were eight
coaches in the train, carrying between
700 and 800 people from Everett.
The train left Everett at 7:.'50 a. m.
and arrived back at 10:30 p. m.
Music was furnished by an or
chestra from Vancouver, B. C.
The picnickers partook of a bas
ket lunch from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.,
coffee being served free as was sev
enty gallons of ice cream.
Dinner was served in the eve-!
ning before leaving for home.
There was a good program of j
sports, the winners receiving cash
Everyone was so well pleased that
the Carmen are planning a two-day
trip on Canadian waters next sum
EZRA MEEKER ON
Ezra Meeker, that octogenarian,
who came to Washington when it was
a part of Oregon in the 50's, travel
ing in an ox wagon from the Missouri
river, and who has ever since taken
an active interest in the upbuilding
of this state, expresses his views on
the Carlyon Bill, referred by the Leg
islature to the people and known as
Referendum No. 1. Read his letter.
Vote No on Referendum No. 1
To the Editor:
I am opposed to the measure known
as Referendum No. 1, bonding the
state for thirty million dollars "for
the construction of a state system of
trunk line hard surfaced highways,"
described in the bill, of over fifteen
hundred miles. We have no choice;
we must either vote the whole sum
I am opposed to borrowing a fifty
cent dollar that to a certainty must
be paid back in hundred-cent dollars.
History repeats itself; this nation
will not continue on depreciated cur
rency no more than in former years i
of its life.
Concrete pavement cost $1.43 per
square yard in 1917, and $2.46 in ,
1920. Concrete pavement cost $18,
--000 per mile in 1917 and $32,000 in '.
1920. These are official figures.
September 30th, 1918, State High
way Commissioner Allen reported:
"The average increase of road build
ing costs over that of the preceding
biennium ranges from approximately
twenty-five (25) per cent in the early
part of the biennium to approxi
mately one hundred (100) per cent
in the latter part. The price of
common labor has increased from
$2.00 to $4.50 per day and in many
cases as high as $5.00 per day is
now being paid. Now, we hear of
a dollar an hour being demanded,
and the Lord only knows what the
price of cement would be did this
To pave the 1500 miles of state
roads at present cost of $32,000 pel
mile would involve an outlay of forty
eight million dollars; if this loan of
thirty million dollars is voted, the
price of all road material and con
struction charges will undoubtedly
materially advance until it is ques
tionable if sixty million dollars would
cover the cost of the whole.
Again: With the utmost effort
of the State Highway Commissioner
for the present biennium it is a race
whether he can use the whole fund
accumulated from the system of "pay
as you go," and a part of the appro
priations will remain unexpended.
What confusion worse confounded
would follow if this fifty-cent dollar
loan fund is dumped upon an already
overburdened office ?
To divert the automobile license
fund from the state road general
fund and apply it to paying interest
on borrowed fifty-cent dollars is high
finance; it's more; it's class legis
lation pure and simple; it's still
more, it's a plunge in the dark. It's
on a par, as the story goes, of the
man who asked his neighbor, "Sup
pose you had a horse, how'd you
This license fee fund is not a re
liable asset to mortgage. The fram
ers of the bill realized this; hence 1
this "joker" of Sec. 10 mandatory
Spon the state authorities to levy a
tax each year to pay the deficit, if
any, of interest and principal. When i
the pinch of "hard times" comes, as I
it surely will come, then will come
taxes to pay the borrowed fifty-cent
I am told by parties in position to
know that the California bonding
scheme has resulted disastrously to
that state; that the roads built are
breaking up on account of faulty
construction and that the good ( ? I
roads will soon be a thing of the I
past, but the bonds are there to i
plague taxpayers for a generation. '•
Go slow, gentlemen. Be sure you i
are right before you go ahead. <
If, on the other hand, as claimed 1
by the friends of the bonding :
scheme, the license fees are ample to
repay the principal and interest on I
the bonds, the sum ao realized would i
supply sufficient funds to push 1
things to the limit of available la
bor, material and transportation with- I
out undue increased cost and keep I
our feet on the ground of "pay as I
you go policy."
It's a bad time to borrow money I
to make permanent investment either
state or private. 1
I will not concede to any man in i
this state of having a deeper inter- '
est in good roads than I have. The , I
advance of our civilization demands J t
it; the crying urge, "back to the 11
farm," demands it; the better coun- '
try schools demand it. <
>lt is not because I have lost inter
est in the good roads movement that 1
1 oppose this bonding scheme, but I
because I sincerely believe that in <
the long run it will retard good road 1
developments where most needed; lo- '
cal good roads for the farm and the 1
home are as important as trunk i
line highways—may I not say more
FARMER-LABOR PARTY ORGANIZED
AND IN ACTION IN THIS COUNTRY
Last Saturday, August 21, the Non
j partisan League, the Committee of
148 and the Triple Alliance met in
the Labor Temple and organized the
Farmer-Labor Party of Snohomish
County. This meeting marks the
binding together of the several
groups of progressives represented
in the Railway men's Welfare League,
the Nonpartisan League, the Com
mittee of Forty -eight and the Triple
I In the forenoon the Nonpartisan
: League held a meeting for the trail
' saction of routine business and at 1
ip. m. the three groups met in joint
A. G. Ziebell, County Chairman of
the Triple Alliance called the meet
ing to order and outlined its ob
Jack Anderson was elected tempo
rary chairman and W. P. VVilkins
A motion prevailed to cut out set
speech-making until the business of
the convention had been finished.
After short discussion the name
"Farmer-Labor Party" was given to
The following preliminary com
mittee on organization was organ
ized: Marvin Smith, Geo. Vetter, W.
J. Fortson, E. (.'. Dailey, Frank
Johnston, J. E. Wrage, Neil Breslin,
Mrs. C. W. White, and Mrs W. S.
During the absence of the com
mittee Wm. Bouck addressed the con
vention. He urged harmony and
unity of action by and among the
several groups in this progressive
political movement. He appealed to
his hearers to eliminate class distinc
tion and go down the line to victory.
Class feeling must be wiped out or
we will not get anywhere. Then
addressing the farmers directly he
asked who "sabotaged" the American
people out of a billion and a half of
dollars in sugar speculation? Was it
the Wobblies? He did not apologize
for the Wobblies, and said they
should be punished for sabotage and
that the profiteers should be pun
ished for their crimes against the
consumers. He said the refiners
made $1.03 an acre on sugar and
the farmer 7c. They call this 100
'per cent Americanism—good citizen
ship—the farmers let the other fel-
I low do it and are content to be
good. Pretty awful —offal now, and
that is what the farmer gets. They
must unite with the city workers
In order that both may get their
own. Not defending the Wobblies
or any other organization, but who
was it that "sabotaged" the Ameri
can people out of the difference be
tween $22,000,000,000 and 51,000,-
-000,000 in the return of the rail
roads to private ownership?
The organization entered the hall
and Mr. Bouck closed his speech.
The Committee recommended that
the new organization be called the
The report of the Committee was
read and adopted by sections.
The County Convention for the
nomination of County officers was
There is a crying need of a reform
of our road laws and put them on a
business basis. Until this is accom
plished we should fight shy of in
creased road funds.
Our state officers may not be to
blame, as is believed by many. The
system that makes possible the mis
carriage of results, or rather lack of 1
system that will result in waste of
funds like the past records show
should be thrown in the scrap heap |
and a better system adopted—a sys- |
tern based on a business principle (
that would utterly destroy the "Pork (
Barrel" temptation. ,
It can be done; will we have the ]
courage to do it? It's up to the
Seattle, Wash.. Aug. 18th, 1920.
Smoke Chas. Sheets CHALLENGE
Tom Mooney's Monthly
Thomas J. Mooney, serving: a lite
sentence in San Quinten for a crime
he did not commit, has started the
publication of a monthly newspa
per In his fight for justice.
Tom's letter to his bi other work
ers will show clearly the purpose of
the publication of this paper:
San Francisco, Calif.,
August 18, 19120.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
With this letter, 1, Tom Mooney,
in my prison cell at San Quentin, am
introducing to you my new venture
in publicity. It is a newspaper
which I hope to publish monthly.
I myself directed the construction of
this paper through the agency of
my wife, Rena. I alone am respon
sible for every word in it. The half
a dozen friends and relatives who
Contributed their labor gratis in put
ting the material together worked
in accordance with my instructions.
All of tUI 1 say to show you that
this paper is really what its name
implies—TOM MOONEY'S MONTH
Publicity, arousing labor, prevent
ed the frame-up ring from taking
my life. Publicity, urging labor to j
further effort, will eventually open
the prison gates to Warren K. Bill- ,
inga and myself.
A new court scandal bearing direct
ly upon the cases of Warren K. Bill- |
ings and myself. As a result of I
this new scandal two court clerks
have been removed as custodians of \
the jury-drawing machinery. One of
i these clerks, Jim Groom by name,
was recently CAUGHT IN THE ACT
OF CRIMINALLY MANIPULATING
THE JURY BOX AS AN AGENT
OF THE FRAME RING. Groom was
the clerk who drew the jury that
convicted me. Frank Butler, a col
league of Groom, has been kicked
out of court under suspicion. But
ler was the clerk who drew the Bill
Light has now been thrown upon
THE INTEREST OF
ordered called for 9 a. m., Tuesday,
September 14. The issuance of the
call was made a part of the duty of
the County Executive Committee,
A motion was adopted recom
mending the permanent chairman
and secretary for permanent Chair
man and secretary of the County
Convention on the 14th of September.
Mr. E. C. Dailey of the Com
mittee of 48 was elected permanent
chairman of the Convention and Mr.
W. P. Wilkina of the Nonpartisan
League elected permanent secre
The Committee on Organization
recommended an Executive Com
mittee of seven, of which the per
manent chairman and secretary shall
be ex-officio members. The Conven
tion ordered the election of five ad
ditional members, two from the Non
partisan League and three from the
Triple Alliance. This gives the
Committee of 48 one member, the
chairman; the Nonpartisan League,
the secretary and two members; the
Triple Alliance, three members.
Percy B. Tyler, Gladys Maloney
and Jack Anderson, of the Triple
Alliance; George Vetter of Machias
and Mrs. Louise Wenberg of Stan
wood, of the Nonpartisan League,
were elected. After the N. P. L. and
T. A. announced their selections, the
Committee was accepted by the
The Convention decided to give
all members of the Farmer-Labor
Party credentials to the State Con
vention on September 14. The
county's representation in the State
Convention will, however, be gov
erned by the State Convention call
printed in this issue. (See call in
the Official Bulletin of the Wash
ington State Federation of Labor,
The Convention ratified the selec
tion of candidates made by the Con
vention held on July 31. J. E. Wrage
was named for representative from
the 4!»th district in place of W. G.
A. G. Ziebell, W. P. Wilson, J.
Im. Vetter. G. P. Darth, Floyd
: Haynes, Ed. Stevens, Lee Morgan,
Hans Thorsen, Elias Kriswick, Mrs.
C. W. White, W. S. Cady, and
I Charles Johnson were appointed a
committee to see that all candidates
are properly filed and to look after
other interests of the Farmer-Labor
Party on primary day, September 14.
A committee of four, two each
from the farmer and labor groups,
was appointed to confer with the
Board of Control of the Labor Jour
nel. Jack Anderson, Mrs. S. C.
Dragoo, George Vetter and A. G.
Mr. Frank Pease of the Private
Soldiers and Sailors Legion ad
dressed the Convention on the evils
of militarism and asked that notice
be taken of the Alarming probabili
ties of the near future.
Mr. Jack Ness of the Seattle
Union Record made a sh*<rt talk
on the drive now being made to or
ganize the Producers Bank.
The Convention adjourned.
Everett, Wash.. Aug. 23. 1920.
To Members of Organized Labor,
Greetings: You are hereby invited
together with your families and
friends to attend a picnic next Sun-
I day, August 29th, at Forest Park,
i this city, given under the auspices
of the Puget Sound Co-operative
There will be speaking, sports and
a general good time. The weather
permitting there will be representa
tives of labor organizations from
many parts of the Northwest and as
j far east as Wenatchee. The speak
ers will be James H. Kisher. George
W. Louttit and W. J. Fortson.
\ou are all cordially invited to be
present and enjoy this occasion.
the frame-up ring by Attorney Vin
cent Riccardi, a man who was a
member of it for three years.
This issue of my paper gives the
full story of the new expose of the
San Francisco frame-up ring.
William Randolph Hearst's Exam
iner describes Riccardi's story as
j "the most astounding revelations
lever placed before an American city."
| Riccardi told how the ring for years
I peddled convictions and acquittals,
1 stuffed juries, and corrupted judges,
I prosecutors and court attaches.
Other big things are brewing in the
cases of Warren K. Billings and
Funds are urgently needed for pub
licity. Address all donations to
iTom Mooney Moulders' Defense Com
mittee, Box 344, Rena Mooney, Sec
: retary-Treasurer. Without the help
|of my fellow trade unionists, ray
paper cannot continue. Our one
hope is in labor, in our own broth
ers. The mere subscription price
of the paper won't keep it going.
Donations must be had. Give all
I you can.
Try "BLUE RIBBON" Cigars, sc.
The Retail Clerks at their meet
ing initiated one applicant and re
instated two members. They received
a visit by eighteen members of the
Seattle local, among whom were
President Louis Nash and Secretary
Morey W'eisfeld. Mr. Nash deliver
ed an address brimful of wisdom
instructive, entertaining and scholar
ly. Mr. Nash will visit us again
and it is hoped a large audience will
greet him. Ask Clerks for their
cards when purchasing goods.