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BBATTLB- Last night tit* .]uiet
of Seattle/streets mi disturbed
when a^;i i the police interfered
with the stile of the Industrial
Worker. Newsboys wen xi-lling
the papers when one of them was
taken into cu«to«ly (or the uwful
crime in the eyes of J«v» W»rwti,
the mar who cleans! up i*» the
town ' ■ . £.'~'i}: . : .
A wave .if solidarity itartad
four wpiuph sympathizers to tnke
the papers ami pyocaad to gel!
These were also promptly ar
rested by the police. Their names
are Mrs. Clark Al.lerton, Mis.
Dessie Hubbard. Mrs. A. Blair
''aims and in. Edith dajpHKfce.
This took place on Washington
street and upon the arrest of the
women, the street became filled
with volunteer newsboys from the
I. W. \V. hall, whn bagan selling
their paper. \s soon a.s one
newsboy was arrested another
took his place.
Police Grew Furious
This seemed to infuriate the pa
lice and a general ahlggtag effort
was made by t hem with their
sticks, men and women receiving,
with deliberate care, the clv! '
iwo men ana one woman who
were passing were clubbed to the
gutter, and one man who aaked
an excited policeman what wa »h.
fause of the disturbance and the
rlubbinjj, got a club on his head
for reply, the blow causing the
man to collapse where he stood.
Failing to find the slightest
>->cal pretext on vWcfe to prevent
'he passage of the INDUSTRIAL
WORKER thru the mails undeV
its second-class mailing privileges,
the defenders of law and ordpr
have themselves become the law
breakers. '"Whom the tiods would ]
troy, they first make mad."
THE RUSSIAN FRONT
PETROGRAD—A Russian news
paper correspondent who visited
the German lines in the north
frost found a bri>-k interchange
r>f trading now keeping trooj
both aides bu.sy.
. German and Russian soldiers
moved at will over what used to
be no man's land, doing business
on a strictly cash basis. The Ger
mans, had tobacco, watches, cham
pagne, razors and knives and
knicknacks for a!.- which the
Russians bought eagerly. The
Russians were doing a heavy busi
ness in the sale of soap to their
The correspondent added that all
Germans keep askinp, "When will
there be peace? We are tired-of
Despite orders of German offi
cers the German soldiers come
over to Russian dugouts at night
and play cards with the Russians.
11. H. Gatchell, Nachea, Wn 5
Mrs. M. G. Digel, Monroe, Wn. 8
Bert Goddard, E*lumm«r, Ida 2
Maria Harms, Wilbur, Wn ; 1
Use Clausens FAVORITE COF
PEE 35c Ib., 3 lbs. for $1.00. None
better— M. 11. Clausen, 2813 Rock
efeller, Phone, Bbick Ml.
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY. JAN. 24, 1918
SWISS GAIN 50 PER CENT
H'KRK. Swittcrlnnd.—Ah ■ re
suit of the first ballot in the pur
Itmentary elections, Socialists have
elected 14 members to Parliament
am! JO other candidate* will ittnd
in the stvotui ballot. The next
i'«in «f seats will bo at least eight
ami probably more. The totul
vote Riven th« Socialist candidates
was 150,000, a gain of 50 per cent.
February 10 is in the date of
oar Birthday celebration. Don't
forget your present.
CO-OP TO FIGHT
SEATTLE No Rnar example to
ih«- iau»p of |«bof will he found
than tho ttriking butchers, who
although bavin* been on strike for
>i\ weeks, iiave taken up anorgtti
■ ally the proposition of tnMtbg
the aotoeratk kaise» packers on
their own ground by going down
the line with two hundred dol
lan eaah each "and local subscrip
tetaDing nearly $10,000 to
organta an.) satabfltli • packing
plant and ratal] markets to be
owned and controlled by organ
; ■ •■! labor and the farmers.
A number of the laadiag unions
have Htbacriood f« the maxi
mum ratwcripUoo of |500 each
and are electing some of I
li\e-t r«pl WMitatiVM and most
capable workers on the board of
trustees of the To-operative Food
Sime the taking over by the
packers of the two leading fair
markets, the Palace Meat Com
pany, there remain left only four
fair markets in Seattle, but the
striking butchers are determined
to supply the union men of Se
attle with fair meat in the ex
traordinary, if fhoy can not in
the ordinary way.
Sailors from the Bolshiviki
ship- broke up the con-t ituent :.
Mmbly according to reports. The
Bolshevikist.H according to this re-
P«ti had previously left the ;i
• ■ !y in a body, denouncing its
Waal It l>i-soh.-,i
The Soldiers' and Workmen's
executive council wants the assem
bly dissolved as unrepresentative.
The main idea of the moderato
Socialist* is to establish govern
ment by Soviets throughout the
country, these in turn to be sub
ject to revision by the national
Our boyfl should not leave home
without litting foi ■ ph.,to mi
Make Your Birthdaj Gift a Subscription
THE CO-OPERATIVE NEWS
If you cannol send something lo sell.
if you cnnnoi do anything dM, you <;m boy,
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE
THE FORUM, n;i2 CALIFORNIA ST.
Sunday, February 10th
\\ ESTERN UNION PINED
Officers' of the Western Union
Telegraph company, Memphis,
Term.*; wore arrested for violating
the law which provides the mnxi
nium women's work day shall be
10 1-2 hours. State inspectors
showed that women worked 12 and
13 hours. The company pleaded
that the women "made • no com
plaint," but the court ruled that
?'JS and cohib should be imposed.
The company has committed sim
ilar offenses in other sections of
Sacramento, <'al. A new scale
and working agreement has been
negotiated, between the Bookbind
ers' union and the Franklin Print
in Trades Association which pro
vides for a union shop, an eiicht
hour day and an increase in
wafces of $2 per week for both
men and women.
St. Louis, Mo. The Otto" Kick
Machine Company has locked out
its union machinists because they
demanded that shop conditions be
ki,' will, risojirii America ; the?
rose r in Russia,' if •; the tendency," to
ward government ownership and
control is allowed to go on un
checked," Senator Harding declar
ed in the, senate late Friday.
BIGHT-HOIR DAY PAYS,
STANDARD (HI. KINDS
WASHINGTON- The Standard
Oil Company of California finds
that the eitfht-hour d a y is a
money-maker and that its pro
duction is Im IQMod under this
United States Senator Phelan.
of California, made this statement
SEATTLE—A little echo of the
lumber trust murder of November
5, 1916, was heard in the Chum
stick Valley, last week when 20
wobblics track against the Great
Northern Lumber company, out of
Leavenworth, Wash , because the
company tried to feed them "Xv
erett Rest", groceries. The men
notified the company that they
had no objection to "Wenutrhec
Beat" but "Everett Best" was
smeared with the blood of their
murdered fellow workers. The
whole camp walked out.
The Morning Trflhdta and Xv
' 11.-i.ild will please rupj .
WELLS ET AL STILL HELD
SEATTLE Four men, Hulet M.
Wells, Sam Sadler and the ''»' -
brothers, Morris and Joe, arc still
held under charges of conspiracy
to- obstruct the government in
carrying on the war and maintain
ing an army.
Th«- whole evidence agafaitt then
ix a circttUr opposing dobw riptkm
BEPORI IT BECAME A LAW.
The ciiirt hiis already ruled that
the circuljy, in to far as it ap
plied to the draft was lawful.
ZURICH.—It la stated that So
cialist loaders havi« called a gen
eral strike in Austria and Hun
gary and that all work has •top
ped in Budapest. The manifesto
of the Socialists calls for the
strike to combat the annexationist
program of the pan-Germans.
AMSTERDAM—Evidences of the
strained situation as regards war
aims continu* to appear in the
German newspapers. The Leipzig
Yolks Zeitung says a meeting of
the annexation^ Fatherland party
at Jena was broken up by the
independent Socialists,• who, ".' after
psi salrji -fl ( , vote '.j, for •■ "tCl'i 3rcn«Cral
peace"; by ><understanding,"? threw
out the member of the * Father
Capitalist politicians and news
papers at Washington are visibly
alarmed over the -Socialist Party's
determination to raise a fund of
§1,000,000 to carry on the neces
sary educational and organization
work to drive a number of So
cialists into Congress at the con
:.:-••-siona! elections next fall.
The phenominnl increase in the
Socialist vote at the recent elec
tions has forced the leaders of
both the bip anti-labor parties to
neutralised thoir nlleped differences
in every politicnl division in the
United States where the Socialist
vote is crystallising upwards.
THE BREADLINE IS GONE
NKW YORK- With almost mo
notonotis regularity we used to be
regaled with stories of how the
men who were "patrons" at the
breadlines were no-account bums
who wouldn't work if they eetlld
i'wt work and who couldn't work
If they Would.
That as before the war—and .1
while after the war. But all is
changed now. This winter the
Bowery Mi lon at New York City
announced, calmly that the bread
line could be discontinued "for
lack of patronage." No more
customers, ... it- were.
What had become of thoM mis
erable victims of the system?
Why, they had gone to work.
That's all. And incidentally they
have given the lie to those slan
derers who have said that the
underdog wouldn't work if given
a chance. These men are work
ing, and they are scorning public
or private charity.
What about that Birthday pres
ent for the papc»?
THAN U. S. A.
Refuse To Meet With Labor Lead*
•n and I*. S. CommiKHi'oner
CHICAGO—If there were any.
thing further needed to pro/'e the
absolute contempt in which J.
Ogden Armour and Louis P. Swift
and their patriotic (?) associates
in the packing industry hold the
United States Government ana the
genera! citizenship of .the country,
it was brought out Monday after
noon, when the packers refused to
appear before United States Ad
ministrator J. K. Williams in joint
conference with labor officials.
The high and mighty packers do
not want a joint conference, but
would like the administrator to
first hold a conference- with the
labor officials and then come to
them, but John Fitzpatrick and
Frank P. Walsh seriously object
to any such proceedings and un
less the packers change their po
sition Mr. Williams will have no
alternative but to render his de
cision on the arguments put for
ward by labor.
J. Ogden Armour is the man
who has said to the United States
Government, "You.may have me,
jmy plant and my employe.-.' But
from his past record, it is fair
Sw presume that ih«rt<- ..,'. a m'en#
tal reservation, and that reserva
tion was that the government
could have all of these things at
J. Ogden's price.
Louis F. Swift is the man who
only a few weeks ago did not
know that there were any labor
troubles in the stockyards, in spite
of the fact that he has in his
employ gunmen and sluggers to
beat up any man who wears a
union button. He is also the man
who will hire only Germans.
NO DRAFT FOR
IRELAND THIS TIME
LOISTDON—The house of com
mons voted down by a large ma
jority the amendment to the Man
Power bill whereby conscription
became effective in Ireland.
Openly Sein Fein leaders and
their papers which are not sup
pressed have been emphasizing
their intention to resist conscrip
tion U the last and the rebellion
«>f Raster week two years ago has
been enough to warn Great Brit
ain that although such a revolt
would be suppressed, it would de
mand the presence in Ireland of a
far greater effective force than
would be gained fur the time be
ing by conscription.
CAPITALISTS READY TO
After a while, the world will
be astonished to find that the ad
vocates of a premature peace are
the capitalists generally who, hav
ing no more to gain, will be more
than willing to call the war off
to prepare for another struggle.
This phenomenon will be witness
ed, we venture to say, much soon
er in many countries than people
are ready 'to admit. The worker's'
revolutionary thought must not be
allowed too much headway. The
shadow of King Demos in Russia
darkens every capitalist sunshine.
—Seattle Daily Call.