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advertising met boil tlmn any ordin ary newspaper in comparissn with etfPwition. A labor paper for ex atnple, having l.nno subscribers is of more value to the business man who advertises iv it than ordinary papers with 10.000 subscribers." VOL. XIX. THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY. SPECIAL SALE OF SILK PETTICOATS Silk petticoats marked tor final clearance sale at have been radically reduced from former sale pri ces. They are exceptionally good values and worth up to $10.00. During Our Mill End Jl Sale we offer them at %itW JUST RECEIVED A Shipment of Ladies' Sweater Coats Several styles to choose from, (nine in red, gray and white. Worth $3.75 to $5.00. Special Today $2.98 Seasonable Domestics Specially Priced 10c Percales—Different colors, in Mill Ends only, special yard "c 10e Outing—Different colors, in Mill Ends only, special, yard V 1 ..a- 25c Fancy Colored Scrim —In Mil). Ends only 15c Dc Cretonnes —In Mill Ends only, yard *> i^c 15c Percales —Different colors, :!(> inches wide, Mill Ends only, yard, ,0c 15c Lonsdale Cambric —:!ti inches wide, Mill Ends only, yard Be l.">c English Longcloth—Good values, special, 111 yard bolt 05c Dolson & Cleaver THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY. Phone Ind. X 217 Sunset 217 1718-20 Hewitt Everett, Waeh. MURRAY'S SHOE STORE Union Made Shoes For the Whole Family Ask For Huiskamp Bros. Shoes For Women and Children Ask For Brennan Shoes For Men MURRAY'S SHOE STORE 1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. 209Y, Sunset 1162. Patronize Home Industry Everett Brewing Co. s PURE MALT BEER Manufacturers of PURE CRYSTAL ICE UNION MADE SHOES A. J. BATES SHOES $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00. KNEELANDS SHOES $4.00 and $5.00. Allien Walker & Wilde Shoes $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 STACY ADAMS SHOES $6.00. UNION, MADE WORK SHOES $2.50 and $3.00 Home Shoe Store "Owned in Everett" H. E. BROWN R. W. MANNING By Drinking THE LABOR JOURNAL The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council The Largest Stock of UNION-MADE SHOES in Everett DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST ga|p&E> OF ORGANIZED LABOR EVERETT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, PER 18, Hum. LET US UNITE W. H. KAUFMAN Bellingham, Wash. Never before have I known a stale so ripe for a reform movement as Washing* ton is today. Party lines are so forgotten thnl mul titudes of voters care nothing nt all as to what parly ticket they vote. Everywhere little reform clubs are being organized. In Spokane county it is a Township club; In Bcllinghnm it is a Direct Legislation Club; in What com county the farmers arc demanding local self government, each school dis tricl claiming the rigid to control its, own road money. In the Augttsl and Sept. issues of the Pacific Orange Mull et in I urged fanners to call for a vote on township organization. Nearly half the counties of the state took action, ami wherever submitted, with scarcely any ngitatlon or education, the vote was two to one and ten to one in favor of township organization, although every where the political machines violently opposed it. In Whitman countj the commissioners refused to obey the law, so a patron writes me. In my own precinct Ihe vote was six to one in favor of town-hip organization. In Spokane county the vote was li.non for town ship organization out of a possible l(i.tKK); practically no opposition, for there were only 4,000 who failed to vote for the measure. Thos, Maloney, one of the wageworkcrs' leaders of the city did effective work for the measure "just because the farmers wanted it"— a notable nstance of the fraternity thai is developing hot ween the farmers and tvageworkers, Even the cities, usually the slowest to take up reform work, arc becoming active. More than half of the leading business men of Tacoma are identified with some reform organization. It did me good to hear such men as .lohn T. Bibb, president Tacoma Grain Co.; Messrs, Rhodes of Rhodes Bros., Stone of Stone Fisher Co., Senator Metcalf, Marshal! K. Knell, Nelson Bennett and scores of other leading Tacoma busi ness men arguing for public ownership of public utilities till on the same side, ju-t like the Knights of Labor and the Alliance, hack in the 'KO's. During the ten years 1 have been in the state the direct primary is the one reform law of any great importance. The legislature of 1007 killed direct leg islation; killed a full weight bill; killed a bill prohibiting saloons near our agri cultural college: killed a woman's eight; hour law, Will the legislature of 1009 do any! better? Our road laws are vastly worse than ten years ago; the shore lands of Lake Washington steal; the; A.-V.-P., steal the annual graft of $25,000,000.00 which goes to speculators, and all the little steals go merrily on in the face of an awakening public life. Our Only Hope Lies in Union. With a little group of socialists; a olittlc group of reform democrats a group of reform republicans, a small group of women workers; a few township clubs in one county anil some good roads clubs in another; with the Orange trying for some reforms and wagcworkers Irving fur other reformsi —with the reform forses thus divided, special privilege will again trium]lh. Lei in unite, Lot ns keep every un popular issue of the platform. Wo can -till advocate our hobbies; lint let us not burden our candidate- with a single unpopular measure. Let us at once draw up our Majority Rule Platform, When we have selected ten or more planks, every one of which is in itself a winner we can certainly elect candi- dates who endorse them all! Let ns not give up our beliefs—hut let us for once see how it will feel lo have the people put into effect a do/en of I lie most popular measures. Agitation i- all very Well hut let lis accomplish something in 19101 Merely to slatt Ihe movement 1 sug gest the following measures. Let every grange, t ratio union local, reform club, woman's league and Indeed every reformer in the state ronitdrr these plank-; Cut out tho-.- thai will hinded Hiieeess; add others that are hotter: Compare views; auiond into shape ami then lei us start the campaign like a whirlwind, and keep it up till the 1910 primaries, A Victorious Platfoun. 1. F.xempt improvement I from taxa tion. (Will save farmers 70 cents to $IM per aire; will make such a de maud tor lalior ns the state has never known; favored by nil millmen and manufacturers who arc nol laud sharks; by all merchants, by professional men. Opposed only by speculators. Should bo i left to each county to adopt or reject 'by majority vote. 1 2. Township organization, to the adopted township by township, as voters bceomc ready for it. (This is the Mm - nesotn law. Ii i- silly to ask Seattle nnd other cities and villages to adopt township organisation. They have their i local self-government. Township or ganization i- merely farmers' local self government, and should In' ndopted as cacli neighborhood is ready for it. pre cisely as cities of the fourth class In corporate whenever t'hej wish to do so. Township nrgnniztion is a local nues tion ami should lie decided by local votes. Counties in Minnesota mny be j partly under county organization, part ly under city organization and partly under township organization. Cut out the vote of the cities.) :!. Direct legislation by (be initiative and referendum. (This is the greatest reform nf nil, but many voters do not appreciate its importance.) t. Powed of recall. (Second only 11 direct legislation. Adopted by many cities. Saved Oregon from disgrace. Will cany by 10 to 1. •">. Enforcement of campaign pledges. (Conviction of the violation of a cam paign pledge to work in-taut removal front office, tho vacancy to be filled by the candidate who had the next highest number of vote-. Similar to power of recall, but mote effective, less trouble, supplementary to that reform.) (i. Rural local self government. (Counties, that is farmers, are entitled to all the powers and liberties now granted to cities: -cities may anil coun ties should have power to own and oper ate public utilities; care for theii own streets and road-: levy their own taxes; fix duties and salaries of their offi cials; adopt charters and ordinances, in cluding direct legi-lat ion. civil -civ ice reform, power of recall, -took laws, etc., etc., etc. The farmers of W hatcom coun ty are quite as able to manage their loads as the people of Bellingham are to manage their streets, Say to tho legislature "Hand- off!" How can a legislature make a law that will pro-j vide for dust, ruts in Whatcom and also for mud ruts in Whatcom.' Roads and streets are local questions. We want neither stale aid nor stale interference with either- though of coins,, -peculat or- want macadam roads built through their large tract- of wild land at tho expense of tho slate. Speculators bate "iiupnvsvmonl districts" as the devil hales holy water. See? Each county should have power by majority vote, to exempt improvements from taxation, that is to make speculators let go of iheir graft.) 7. Nonpartisan ballot for county I officers. (Precisely like the present, ballot for judges. Why should a Supt.l of schools be a partisan When a judge should be nonpartisan! What has party polities to do with the commissioners' office—or any county office?) k! - blight hour day for women work er- iv factories, stores and laundries, ft. Pensions lo orphans whose par cut- were citizens of the state at the t line of t heir dent li. Something toi All. Many other planks can !»' added. When i in- present legislature adjourns any good measures which have boon smothered iii committee will help our movement for majority rule. Every socialist should favor every one of these plank- and this i- more than be i- likely to in several years through his party. Let him keep the other portions of his belief for pro paganda, while making sure of this much ai the next election. Every reform republican will appre- cialc the need for a union of reform forces. A leading democrat of Pierce count v laughed incredulously when I suggest oil this plan for a majority rule league: hut after an hour's talk, when I left his home, ho saitl "Well, Mr. Kaufman, you can count on me for anything that will help along the cause." Parties are Dead. Partisanship is dead. Let us recog- 1 ni/e that fait and act accordingly. Our | abontnlble primary law makes it nee eaanry for IM to unite under some name, .hut a pally name hurts no one if wo ! get what we want I Lit an all unit.. In creating I plat ! form tliai will truly represent the voter-* jot lhc % state: push t lie campaign till about tune, Hlfl, thou take n straw vote i on all candidates who sign our platform Wo van easily elect the most popular • candidates, for tliey will stand on n platform of the peoples' own choosing I have yet to meet a reformer who does not favor the general plan; but il i time lor definite and official action. I will lie glad lo hear from organized bodies, so thai our joint committee car act intelligently. TO LECTURE ON LABOR Special courses in economics will be given nt the University of California during the spring semested by lohn Graham Brooks, the well-known lectur er on economic subjects. Mr. Brooks studied three years at Merlin. Jena and Ereidburg alter bis gradual ion al Har vard Divinity School in 15;.",. I'pon hi return to the United States he became lecturer in economic subjects In Har vard and later iv the cxtensi lepnrt menl of the University of Chicago. Since that he has been connected with the United States department of com merce ami labor and is president of the National Consumers' league and the Am- erican Social Science association. Mr. Brooks' book on "The Social Unrest" has had wide reading. Mr. Brooks' special Interest li.- along tlic line of labor problems ami socialistic move ments nnd his courses at the university will ileal with these subjects. GOMPERS HIGHLY HONORED North Caroline Senate Inadvertently Adjourns to Commemorate Birthday. The Senate of North Carolina, in ses sion at Raleigh, on January adjourn ed in honor of the fifty-ninth annivers ary of the birth of Samuel (tampers, president of the American Federation of Labor. While n loi of unimportant local Mil-; were being reeled off from the calendar and many Senators were paying no at tention to whal was going on n resolu tion which had been sent lip by Sena tor Dockery, of Rockingham, at the re quest of the officers of the labor unions of Raleigh, was read and went through with the same dispatch as tin- little bills which had preceded it. Some few senators who caught the purport of the resolution voted "Xo," but the chair declared it adopted. WILL HANG STRIKERS Forty-one death sentences were pro nounced by the military court of Rus sia, nt which nine were for recent crimes innl :?2 for participation in the general strike of October, 1005, In addition to these, 12 more workingmen were con demned to penal servitude for life and 4tf to lesser terms of exile. In the -Hike of 1008 the workingmeti, numbering hundreds of thousands throughout Russia, attempted to tie up the whole railway system, telegraph linos and gas and electric-light plain-. Ilie criminal prosecution in these events was only recently commenced. The ma jority of the striker- until lately en joyed full liberty, some of them being in Ihe employ of the municipality. HON. A. A. LAFFERTY Mrs. A. A. Lafferty, the only woman member of the Colorado legislature, is chairman of the Educational Committee and a member of the Committees on Criminal Jurlspruudonco, Stale [natitu lions. Enrollment, Denver City Affaire and County Unea Mrs, Lafferty bat already introduced two lull-, the eight-hour day i>ill and the bill for the physical examination of public school children and the care ni defectives. The appointing of a mas* ter of discipline in towns where there is no juvenile court is another of Mrs. Lafferty'i lulls. Mi s. Lafforty was aaajgaed to desk 23, but says she is not superstitious, Progress, AMONG THE NATIONS The local printing pfWIgMB have con itributed $lt\QM (luring the hi>i tiro year* a< its share to the International treasury for the eight hour oolites!. The anaiiwaanl ices ten par can! on tarn* lings nl firsi. Then il was reduced to five par cent. This is a MM sign of -iicccss, and the [iressineu and aaejsl ant- who have paid this large sum have I participated in one of those aiatorir ssv | ions In side their own. San Jose wants the international convention of 1!H0. and has naked the craftsmen ol lava Francisco to help them attain the do- sire.- La hor Clarion. Atlfi lli>' Shingle Wmwl' Hull at Coliseum Rink. February 18th. 1900. Tlir' merchant who docs not ad vertise at nil may or may not be your friend, fellow-worker, but it is n foregone conclusion that bo who liberally patronizes the columns of all other papers and refuses to ad vertise in the labor paper, is not looking for the workinirmnn's pat ronage, does not wish it, and is not desirous of your friendship. EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL The Trades Council met in regular session last Wednesday evening. New delegates from Electrical Work er-, No. t>:iii were obligated and seated. A communion! ion was rived from the United Hatters relating the causes leading up to the present struggle to maintain their union laliel ami appeal ing for financial aid. The Council or dered a donation forwarded to them. The regular weekly legislative letter from ('. 1!. Case was rend, special atten tion being paid to the story of the pass age through the lower house of the 8 hour lull for women. 1.0e.il unions will use every means possible to urge its pas-age through the senate. A special committee appointed to ar- range for a mnss meeting to protest against the erection of the High School building with unfair labor, reported thai an amicable adjustment of the trouble had been reached nnd the work had I n declared "fair." I'nion wages and union conditions throughout will govern the work and union | pic feci highly grat ified witli tho result. The various union- reported work to be picking tip ami steady increase ot' niemtiei -hip. Maoliinists, together with the Ladies' Auxiliary, reported a social and enter tainment held last Tuesday evening, which was attended bj altoui 00. Good work is being accomplished through the medium of the Ladies' Auxiliary and cither otganziat ions would do well to emulate. It is expected that a section al council will he formed in a short time, similar to the one in Seattle and | other Sound cities, to embrace every I nrganizal ion in Ihe city. OLDEST MAN IN THE WORLD IS NOW IN 140 TH YEAR • lose Gundelupe Alcala, believed to be . the olde-t man in the world, has just celebrated hi- 130 th birthday annivers ary, Alcala was horn in Guadalajara 48 j years before Mexico became a republic, [and has lived in three centuries. GUHR LUMBER CO. MILL SOLD William Murphy of the Eclipse Lum \ her company has acquired the property 'of Ihe Ciuhr Lumber company near Sno ,l homish at receiver's sale paying $7,300. The mill property lias long been in liti gation for settlement of claims against it. AGAINST CLERK PRACTISING PRO FESSION I'nclc Sun has struck a blow at n i lass of professionnl men peculiar to | Washington. An order has been issued prohibiting l T nited Mate- government clerks from swelling their incomes by practising medicine or filling teeth on | the side. It ha- for a long time been a I common practice for department clerks to attend colleges, and. alter sc ciiriue, diploma-, practise professions Inft er office hours. THE UNION LABEL DEPARTMENT Following the direction of the recent convention of the American Federation of I jibor in Denver, representatives of the trade unions of tlii- country having lahel- will 11 i in Washington, D. < .. convening on the 3rd oi nest March, a* per ilie call of President Qompers, for the purpose of forming a lahel depart - I menl of the American Federation of Labor. Thi- department w ill be alone the line- of the building trades and met lal trade- departments of the \. r. of 1... mill will In' devoted to better orgs nil ling tin' label trade* ami tn nr rattan a demand for tlm label upon goods when malting pnrrhaans it i» an exceieni scheme and deserves suecees. It tlm trade imiona and their friend* would de mand tin' label upon all goods they pur chase] and in-ist it|>m having it. the in- it v for ImiVi'oH would die of its own weight, and strikes ami Injunc tions would hn become history. Boca*, for the lahel. it la the friend ot deeew cv. a sign of sanitary conditions that are good, and thai a living wage i rutid, a- well as an enemy to eMM la bar.- ltakers' J animal. If you liave any good reading matter iiewnpn iters, magazines -that you are through w it}>. don't burn it vjp but take it to the Lsvbsw Temple reading room. No. 7.