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THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST
rormvrh THE CO.H.«tO.\H'C<4l.rH
Entered as second-clans matter March I, 1911, at the poatotfiee
at Everett. Washington, under the Ret of March S. 1879.
IND. PHONE 478Z
Published every Thursday by the Press Committee of the Social
ist Party of Suohomish County.
Maynard Shipley Editor and Manager
Advertising Maunder: F. 0. Crosby.
Hailing Force: Tillie Ixoeder, Martha MoConniok. Gertrude Cort.
Yearly subscription $1.00
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Single copies . •OH
OUR GERMAN COMRADES
By JOHN M WORK.
"The gates of mercy shall In- nil shut
And the flosh'd soldier, rough ami
hard of heart.
in liberty of bloody hand shall range
With conscience wide as hell."
i suppose every American Socialist
received a jolt when he heard that the
German Socialists were supporting the
It was not difficult to understand j
the attitude of the Belgian and French
Socialists, for their countries were in
vaded and their firesides threatened.
But, when we heard that the Execu
tive Committee of the German party
had discussed the matter and deliber-.
ately decided to vote for the war ap
propriation and to go to the front,
some of us were inclined to believe
that they were false to the principles
It seemed so at first.
But, I suspect that sooner or later
we shall realize that the German Com
rades, In taking this action, wore mak
ing use of the same long headed wis
dom for which they have been famous
these many years.
It would have been interesting to
hear the discussion in the Executive
Committee when this crucial question I
was decided. "We have no means of
knowing at this time what took place
My best guess is that the reasoning
indulged in was something like this.
The question was whether to support
the war or raise an insurrection by
opposing it. They asked themselves,
not which of these courses would be
the most momentarily heroic, but
which of them would make for the
eventual progress of Socialism. They
asked themselves, not which of these
courses would bring the most ap
plause from the Comrades throughout
the world, but which of them would
enable the Socialists to exert the
greatest influence among the masses
of the people after the war should
cease. They saw that if they started
an insurrection, they would be hope
lessly outnumbered and out-equipped.
A million or more of them would be
shot as traitors. And. after the close
of the war, the remnant of the party
would have lost its Influence. It would
be hated and despised by the people.
On the other hand, if they supported
the war, comparatively few of their
numbers would be killed. And after
the war was over, their Influence
among the masses of the people would
be greatly increased.
The above is my guess as to the
way they reasoned out the situation,
and I believe that they were right. I
believe that the world peace will come
sooner because of their action.
Were You Ever in A Hurry To Cook A Meal?
And didn't you have to wait for the fire to burn up strong before
the top of the stove was ready for business?
iWhy not use a QUICK ACTION
fj I Kange and turn the fire up to
the top of the stove with the ad-
. justable grate as easily as any
Sf^SliflSf^^^l gasoline flame can be turned up?
: 'jiiiiii;,|iiyl!;J'Uvjni,;ij : .jiiiiljjH Turn the shaker handle on a
yIJSST SsfSS*[ special screw shaft and lit the
\\(m\ f will ml! fire to close contact with the ton
| I \J l \wf\ 11W j I of the range. In ten minutes
the stove lids will get red hot.
Lf i IH^"*™*-"""1 rrT^H.<g>^^m *i*"^ Turn the grate down again and
1 r L^J \/y — "T\ I 'n ten minutes more the lids
| Wlf 'iillifiCS'- ■I I wi" be !)lack again. What does
"" '"^0 'I y"i"'"; * »<fA " tn's prove?
■, ffiSi^^^§s! h Savef Time
|wiii|ii'lK>[:l!,l]i|'jji' ■ It Saves Burning Unnecessary
it Holds Fire With A Small Amount of Fuel.
It saves the life of the range because the wear of intense heat at
the fire line is not held at one spot on the fire box linings, but is
No other range has the adjustable grate. It is patented. The latest
discovery in range building.
Quick Action ranges have every desirable feature that any high
grade malleable range has and they have the grate liting device
They cost no more than any other high grade malleable range.
We also carry a full line of heaters for coal or wood and combina
tion, lie sure and tee our line before you buy.
Your old stove or range taken in exchange for a new one. Agents
for the Scaly Tuftlesi Mattress.
Peterson Furniture Co.
Corner Hewitt and Lombard
THE FARMER AND THE
EIOHTHOUR LAW. "
The klndhenrtcil capitalists nro tor
ribly worried now a days about what
Is going to happen to the poor, hard
working farmer, if tin- eight-hour ref
erendum becomes a Jaw November 3rd.
With philanthropic concern they urgo
that the honest tiller of tho soil would
lose his crops; that the milker would
stop at the last second of the eighth
hour even though tho milk from one
quarter of the cow's udder remained
unoxtractiMl; or that the half-unhar
nessed horse would have to remain
partly hitched to tho shafts because
the eighth hour of labor had struck!
This sort of gaff might work all
right on a drygoods clerk in the city:
but your studious, well read farmer,
used to being his own doss and doing
his own thinking would bo the last
person on earth to fall for this stop
look-and-listen brand of buncombe.
The working-farmer, who hires very
little help the year round, —and those
are vastly In the majority in Wash
ington,—has to sell his products in
competition with the big rancher, who
operates on a large scale with up-to
date machinery. Now the higher the
wages that must be paid per hour to
farm hands, the greater will be the
value of the commodities to be sold;
since the value of farm products Is
determined by the average cost of pro
duction, just as are all other commodi
ties. If, therefore, the proposed eight
hour law would make it necessary for
tho capitalist-farmers to hire more
men to produce a ton of any given
product than formerly, then the aver
age selling price would be raised pro
portionately, since the cost of produc
tion and selling price (normally) rise
and fall together. The small farmer,
who does his own work would receive
the benefit of this increased value
without any additional cost to him
He wou'.d be in competition with an
eight-hour-a-day wage slave instead of
one who worked the year round for
from twelve to fourteen hours dally.
The working farmers of Washington
are well aware of the facts cited above,
especially, the many Socialist farmers,
who understand Marxian economics,
and they will vote solidly for the
eight-hour law, with Its necessary
"emergency" safe-guards and harvest
season provisions against a rigid
eight-hour-day law that might result
disastrously, at this time —under cap
italist conditions —even to its sponsors.
IN DEMOCRAT LAND.
Child labor laws are continually be
ing violated in Georgia. A four year
old child was recently found working
in the cotton mills, but was not on
the pay roll. The child received •",(
cents for two weeks' work. The ki
lanta cotton mill operator;; are still on
Bj OAPT W E IV FRENCH,
I can understand uliv the bankers, broken, trail magnntes, oor
poration cotnuel, plutocrats and parasites of predatory wealth should
v i'to !<>r- ,-| tli I gIVO Mile el eel mil lin lies In I hi' oil in lii l;i les ill' tho political
parties that repreneni the money power, for these parties stan6 for
the graft ol the rich, Bui I oannoi conceive why any laboring man.
even 'though he be ■ Cool/ <ir any sane and honesi American that
holds patriotism above pocketbookism, should oast his ballot for n
cross between s Tiger ,'lllll ii Jaokass or mi EHephani and > Bull Moose,
when he has il hance t<> vote, for sanity, safety and Socialism,
What iln you think n vote is fort
Something to sell for ;i dollar or more?
Something to oasi as you're told to tin?
Something t<> gjlve to the wealthy Pew,
Who arc only us one to ten "I urn '
Don'l rail .'it the rich; lei your whining oease,
The crimea of our limes lie a 1 Labor's door;
Km- the rich' (lave only a vote apiece,
Till the poor man sells them more.
Who sells his vote is Imtli |'oo| ;nnl knave:
More, he is coward and thief and slave
(Content us v slave to live and die),
Deserter, traitor and thrice-damned spy!
Pool, since he sells his righi to think
For a harlot's wage or the price of a drink;
Whereas, luiil he east his vote aright
Il<' and his were victors in the tight.
Knave, since he's false to the Nation's trust.
Coward, because he's afraid to thrust
With the ballot's knife for Labor's cause.
Hut helps with his vote to make tho laws
That bind his follows in closer thrall.
Thief, since ho steals from the arsenal
Of Labor its besi and keenest stool.
l>oserts tho ranks of the commonweal,
Anil fawns -the our —at the dollar's heel.
Traitor to duty and honor's call;
Spy of tho spoiler in Labor's hall!
Brand him with shame till he's under ground,
Black hearted dastard and craven hound !
What do you think a vote is for?
To demand, to command; not to implore.
A Weapon to use in your manhood's might I
A stone to cast for Ihe cause of rigb.l !
A tool to handle with Strong, clean hands!
A sword to win back your stolen lands!
A force to emphasise your demands!
Don't rail ai the rich; lot y.mr whining cease.
Tho wrongs of our day lie at Labor's door;
POT the rich have only a vote apiece,
Till the damned fool sells them more.
Then use tho ballot and end your woes;
Vote for your friends, not for your foes;
Grapple your birthright fast to your souls:
Victory's yours when you guard the polls,
To see that tho count he fairly made,
To soo that the law shall ho obeyed.
Victory's yours when you're not afraid.
To stand by Justice,
To prasp the Ritfht,
To change the proverb
To RIGHT MAKES MIGHT.
Victory's yours when you learn at last
For what and for whom your votes to east;
Yours when the lesson you've mastered well
That n ballot's to I'SE and not to SELL;
Yours when you finally understand
That "Divided, we fall: united, we stand!"
Then stand together—why longer wait?
And MAKES THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE FATE!
EVERETT'S SOCIALIST COM
MISSIONER SERVES WORK
Kor two months Everett has had a
Socialist Commissioner of Public
Works, and so far nothing has been
done to break up homes, destroy reli
gion, nor to establish free love. That
Commissioner Salter is. standing
squarely upon the Socialist municipal
platform, is amply demonstrated by
his official acts.
An Important plank in the Socialist
The policy of the Socialist commis-
I sioner will be to consider the interests
I of the workers above all others in all
one of Comrade Baiter 1! first acts
was to Introduce an ordinance estab
lishing an eight-hour shift for bridge
tenders. This, of course, necessitated
employing three men where formerly
two had done the work. That this
might not entail an extra expense to
the city, our Socialist Commissioner of
Public Works dropped from the pay
roll the position of street commission
er, which paid a salary of |180 per
month. Comrade Baiter is now doing
that work himself, with the assistance
of 'omrade Ford, who is probably the
best imformed man on street, work
that the city has ever had in its em
ploy. Ford's position Is that of fore
man. It. is generally conceded that
Salter is giving the public belter serv
ice and satisfaction than (lie city has
had in its entire history.
AN EXCELLENT RECORD.
A. frei l p ech ordinance and an or
dinance pa be plumbing Ini i
or's salary to the union scale was In
troduced by salter, hut voted down bj
the other two commissioners.
The building and plumbing Inspec
i tion service is far superior to any
\ given under capitalist commissioners.
' Until inspectors were selected on iic
i count of their special fitness tor the
I work to be dune, and the Inspection
; is now done without fear or favor.
• A prominent citizen, who, by the
', way, is no) a Socialist, tersely summed
| up the matter Id the followings terms:
1 We wanted a change and we are
damned glad we got It!
THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST
STILL WISH TO SUP
Dr. Hans Beck, of Berlin University,
claims to have discovered at Oldoway,
Er«st Africa, the skeleton of a man who
is supposed to have lived 150,000 years
The church is ub In armi tor tear
this theory may be creditably cstab
lislied, and it might discredit, the
Blbical theory of the creation. L*t
us have all the Information poiaible
on ail queationa; if the Bible theory
of the creation is wrong, let us know
It, If It is right, 1«-t us establish it
beyond the possibility of a doubt
Melang Grocery Co., both phones
207; 2104 Hewitt avenue, Everett.
Buy your bread, cakei, pies, etc.,
I Matting Suit Cases 1
| 75c up to $5.00 II
I Leather Suit Cases I
$4.00 and Up
We make our trunks of the best material and sell di
rect to you.
LADIES' HAND BAGS! '' HULL UMBRELLAS!
I Everett Trunk Fadtory I
Sunsei -is . Ind. 72-lX
How Comrade Kingery
Turned The Tables
(Continued from I'ago 1.)
Tiie Intnber and Min^fa industry lias
siil lend mi- niiiny vcihh from seasonal
over-production which drove prices
down lleciuißo of overproduction
under consumption would bo stating It
better some of the very men who are
Fighting bitterly HKainst the Kiiitfory
bill are OpCTfctlng tlielr own plants t.o
dny on nil "elght-hOUr" haslß. Con
HlHlency, thoii arl a jewel! They have
temporarily hluhlhnl the workday to
OUrtAll production Wdtildn'l it be the
Hiincr method to eßtabllHh the Industry
on mi elght-hOUr hauls and uniformly
curtail production, than to ho« tho
market when It is up and BtKirve it
when it is down?
They ar<> all lolloltudl now for the
|i(M>r fnrmer, thS lioiihi-wlfc, tho do
meeUc Hctvniii iind tin- eight-hour bill
miiHl lii> killed for thrlr sakes. When
dlil Hi In predatory crowd show these
OIMMI any mercy In tin- put? When
did they ever do anything eIM but
Hkin 'an oomlng and going? "Ilowaro
oT the (Ireeks bearing Rifts!" A con
tury rko when practically all labor
worked twelve, fourteen, Blxtoen hours
ii day, Hie standpatters of that, period
viewed with alarm tho firHt attempt to
■hortra tli(f workday. The Hame. fllre
propbadH were made. They t(K) Haw
ruin Irretrievable st.arlnK buiOCM con
ditloiiH In tho faco. nut tho Bhorten
liiK proceHH wont on and the employer
today who dares to oxact sixteen hours
as a dally portion of toll, in deemed
brutal beyond words to express.
inir unemployment problem today
OOMtttutM a Herlouß menace to our
American Ideals of citizenship. It Is
apparent to thinkers that It must be
solved if our Htabllity as a nation is
to lie maintained. What more scien
tific way to attack the unemployed
problem than by radudng uniformly
I lie llourH Of toil?
If the newspapers, the politicians,
the preachers, the teachers, are in
earnest in their oft-repeated words of
sympathy for the common run of hu
manity that must toil from youth to
age for the means of sustenance, let
them show it NOW by supporting a
measure aimed at the cancer of un
employment that is eating at our na
tional life. It is easy to carp and
criticize, hunt for the defects in an
initiative, measure, but we ought to
recognize the broad, humane princi
ple laid down in this proposed piece
of legislation. There will be readjust
ments, some Individual hardships, In
the working out of this law, but the
great good that will come to the mass
of the people of the state will out
weigh the hardships.
WHAT LINCOLN SAID.
This country, with Its Institutions,
belongs to the people who inhabit it.
Whenever they shall grow weary of
the existing government, they can ex
ercise their constitutional right of
amending it, or their revolutionary
right to dismember or overthrow it.
. . . Why should there not be a
patient confidence in the ultimate jus
tice of the people? Is there any bet
ter or equal hope In the world?—
A full line of staple groceries and
Scandinavian specialties, new goods
just arrived, at Eidem's Grocery, 2709
Lombard. Phone 477 X.
When you want to buy that best
girl of yours a fine box of candy, stop
at Ross Bharplen' Cigar Store, 1905
Hewitt. He lias the goods! ■
Full line American Baking Co.'s
joods, Ice Cream, Candy, Canned
Goods, and Lunches.
J. F. MURRAY, Mgr.
FOR GOOD TIMES
Wetmore and Hewitt
Driesslein & Becker
The New Canyon Wood Co.
And Keithly Fuel Co. Under On« Management
Can now supply you with anything you want in either
coal or wood.
A Trial Order Solicited
Both Phones 37
Ladies' and Misses' Coats
are of exceptional values m all wanted colors and fabrics. The
cape affect or plain Balmacaan are the most popular sellers.
We specially reduced them now. You can get one of the latest
$7.50 and up
Wool Serge Dresses, specially reduced for this week at
ALL SKIRTS GREATLY REDUCED.
Visit our new place and be convinced.
Cloak and Suit Co
1414i/ 2 HEWITT AVENUE, NEXT TO
MYER'S STUDIO — — — — — EVERETT, WN.
POT PLANTS, CUT FLOW
ERS AND FLORAL DESIGNS
FURNISHED ON SHORT
TULIP BULBS, HYCINTH
BULBS, DUFFODILLS BULBS,
NARCISSUS BULBS, COOCUS
BULBS NOW ON SALE.
1528 Rucker Aye., Everett
Sunset 1084 Ind. 346Y
Loren Thomas Frank Vallier
We gauarantee all our work
and prices are right.
2818 Grand Avenue
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I DAY, OCT. 19th and 20th. 11
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H| Robert Warwick, the famous ■■
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Pw ■An evening at the Princess Ejjjl
hm| is an evening well spent." fo|
Thursday, October 16. 1914.
"The House of Features"
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