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The labor journal. (Everett, Wash.) 1909-1976, February 25, 1909, Image 1

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"A labor paper i* a far bettor
advertising method Hum any ordin*
ary newspaper in compsrlsan with
.circulation. A labor paper i..r ox
ainple, hnving 1,000 subscribers is
of more value to (lie business man
who advertises in it than ordinary
papers with 10,000 subscriber*."
Vol,. XIX.
Silk petticoats marked tor final clearance sale at
£4.95 have beenradically reduced from former sale pri
ces. They are exceptionally good values and worth up
to $10.00. During Our Mill Kud
Sale we offer them at ...
A Shipment of Ladies' Sweater Coats
Severn! styles to choose Front. (time In red, nra\ nn J white
Worth 83.78 (<> $5.00, Special loday i^.gs
Seasonable Domestics Specially Priced
10c Percales—Dlfferenl colors, In Mill Etids only, special yard 7c
10c Outing—Dlfferenl colors, In Mill Knda only, special, yard 7 '/i e
25c Fancy Colored Scrim —In Mill.Knds only 16c
Oc Cretonnes —In Mill Ends only, ynid ii
].">c Percales —Different color-. 3(1 inches wide, Mill Ends only. ynrd.-Di
15c Lonsdale Cambric —inches wide. Mill Ends only, yard
150 English Longcloth—<i I values, special, 10-yard I >• >11 ...
Dolson & Cleaver
Phone Ind. X 217 Sunset 217
1718-20 Hewitt Everett, Wash.
Union Made Shoes
For the Whole Family
Ask For
Huiskamp Bros. Shoes
For Women and Children
Ask For
Brennan Shoes
For Men
1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. 299 V, Sunset 1162.
Everett Brewing Go.'s
Manufacturers of PURE CRYSTAL ICE
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00.
$4.00 and $5.00.
Aklen Walker & Wilde Shoes
$3.50, $4.00 and $5.00
! $2.50 and $3.00
Home Shoe Store
"Owned in Everett"
Home industry
By Drinking
The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council
The- Evoi'ott Trades (Ouneil met in
regular session la*t Wednesday niylit
wit 11 a good nttendnnce of delegated
The following new delegates were ob
ligated an dsonted: C. L. Byrne, ('has.
Sehattenklrk, Brewer) Workers: p, <•.
Hall. 11. s. [taybourne, s. c. Boyd,
I Laundry Workers-, i;. p, Morrison Car
petite s.
The wckly legislative letter from ('.
! I!. ( use was read and much interest oe
•asjoucil by the story of the week at
i llympiu.
A letter wa- read from the State
Federation of Labor statine, that a fund
had been created to advance the cause
jof the union lahel and would he award
ed as a donation to the Women"s Label
T.eag''e securing the greatest number
of new members between Feb. lath and
Aug. 13th, I!i0!>.
. . .!>!'
l egislative Committee reported having
liiilicd carefully senate bills Xo. 20,"i
inU'o 111 oil by Senator Graves and con
sidered ii vicious in character. The
hill was explained and discussed and
by motion the legislative committee was
instructed to protest in the name of or
ganized lazor of this city against the
passage of this hill and to urge the pass
age of senate bill No. 217. which is
modeled after the federal law covering
' employ ers' liability.
Machinists reported having attended
the funeral last Sunday of their deccas
lod brother, Edwin Hodgson, in a body.
Plumbers have settled theii differences
with the firm of Lower St Smith and
they are now fair to union labor.
[Clectriciaus, 2 initiations and •"' appli
cant s.
Laundry Workers, 2 applicants,
Carpenters, 2 initiations.
The council concurred in the action of
Ihe plumbers' union in endorsing a mem
ber of their organization, Theo. Zelg
ler, for appointment by the mayor for
plumbing Inspector,
The plan of forming a new sectional
central body to embrace practically every
union in tl Ity was taken up and
dismissed at some length. The chair
appointed a committee of five to draw
up a preliminary outline of a constitu
tion and by law- to govern the new
body. This committee will report back
to the council next Wednesday evening
which will as a committee of the whole
consider and pass upon the recommend
ations of this committee and report hack
to their respective unions. Kvery dele
gate i- urged to be present and unions
not affiliated with the council at the
present time are urged to send repre
sent at ives.
So sell lenient ha- yet been reached
.villi the Mitchell Hotel people and the
Indcd. cafe, bar and barber shop arc still
unfair, i'nion people and union symps
t hi/er- w ill take indue.
It is Union from Top to Bottom and
Will Remain So.
One >ign ci awakening prosperity in
St. Paul. Minn., that all the people of
the city will welcome is the establish
ment "i a new garment factory which
ha- just begun operations. This is the
concern of the Tregilgas-Rosier Mann
ia turing Company, which is located nt
jj'.i East Fourth street, ami turns out
the parrot brand of union-made over
alls, jackets, mackinaws and kindred
commodities, The factory is conducted
on the strictest union linos, and in ad
dition ha- an ambition to top the mar
ket in the excolonco of its products, the
reasonable price at which they will be
-old and the upright methods of blisi
nou that will govern everything eon
nc tod with the house. The Minnesota
Cllion Advocate extends its best wishes
lo the new enterprise for a great suc
cess and commend- it to the attention
and patronage of all union men, theii
families ami friends. I'nion Advocate,
si. Paul,
The grand Imil given ley the fjlltil
Shingle Weaver-.' nil tin 1 eighteenth of
February, mi a grand social affair.
'Lite evening was an iileal one. The
nin-i ■ furnished by t loose's orchestra
! whs ihe host to he had ill the city.
Ihe large nuinhoi of guests were
served with punch, ami all pronounced
I the eighth annual hall l.oeal \o. 2 the
' host of the season.
Means Life and Death Struggle lor Con
trol of Pacific, Says Professor.
OTTAWA, (Ont.,) Jan. 10. Professor
Lcncock of Meflill University, lecturing
to Queens University students at King-
toft, Panada, mv the "Asiatic Question,"
nain that a life nml (loath struggle In'
tween the Wos| and 11». - Ronst for th<
control nf the Pacific ocean would som<
day eomc. Only those nations whirl
were prepared for the struggle would
Canada, he -aid, ii one wa- to judgi
from it- present indifference, would not
In' on.' oi tho surviving nations. Tlir
Asiatic tjucstioli wa- not only one ol
"i immigration, he thought, but it wai
largely one of the control of the Paci
fic ocean.
"I don't understand," said the speak
er, "why Canada i- ro blind while tin
l'nited States is so alert to what i
going on in the Pacific.
The annual conference of the Labor
Party, which has been sitting for the
last few days at Portsmouth, England,
has declared Itself in favor of socializa
tion of means of production, distribu
tion and exchange, and of the complete
emniicipal ion of labor from the denomina
tion of capitalism and landlordism, with
the establishment of social and econom
ic equality for the sexes.
At the annual conference of the La
bor Party at Hull last year, a similar
resolution was adopted. At that same
conference a resolution making the So
cialist declaration a part of the Labor
Party constitution was rejected.
A similar resolution at the present
conference was again rejected by a
vote of 302,000 against 313,000, a de
creased Vote against the proposed
Amendment to the constitution.
The action ot' the present conference
is a reaffirmation of the resolution for
Socialism adopted last year, but Social
ism is not yet included in the Labor
Pari v cciiist it ut lon.
'the supreme judicial court of Massa
chusetts has ruled that a trades union
may not fine its members tor declining
to go on strike when ordered to do so
by the union. Ordinarily persons who
voluntarily take upon themselves mem
hership in .111 association are bound by
its by-laws, but this rule i- held not to
apply lo trade- unions in Massachu
-ells when tlie issue is "to strike or not
to strike." Tin- argument, no doubt,
is that to tine a man for working is
against public- policy; also it might be
held io be against public policy to per
mit a man to divest his wile and chil
dren of house ami home in order to
meet a stock gambling obligation. Hut
iv the one case it is a plain working
man and his union, iv the other a fi
nancier and his business relations, and
no doubt these things are very differ
ent, Pennsylvania Grit,
A New Jersey gran,l jury at Newark
lia.i banded down a presentmerrl eon
demnstory of the system of contract
labor in rogue at the Essex county pen
itentiary. The presentment urges that
convicts hereafter he employed only in
the manufacture of clothing to be used
at the Various county institution-.
They are now employed iv the manu
facture of handkerchiefs under a con
tract between the county and an indi
vidual contractor. The presentment
read- iv part: "It is the tSUSS of this
urand jury that contract labor should
be abolished in this institution and a
sy-teni incorporated whereby convicts
would make clothing for inmates of the
county institutions only ami thus not
issue a product which is iv competition
j with paiit labor."
The Los Angeles Labor Temple stands
jon a plot 100 feet frontage by a depth
of IN foot. The building is SO foot hv
' Itt feet, seven stories high, brick ami
stone. The I'nion I-nlsir Temple Asso
elation is incorporated under the laws
of ihe state of California, and is cap
Italtani at *lIHI,OOO. divided into 100.000
■hare* of $1 each, restricted to union
moil. The pro|>erlv is now valued at
lI7MML Although not entirely tin
islied, Sufficient space is occupied to
produce a rental of .*.">(M| a month.—
Weekly lliillotin.
A iiill wa- introduced in the senate
t the other dny providing thai judges
should wear gowns when sitting on tfu*
I bench. Th i - was referred to a commit
tee which facetiously brought in a ma
jority amend men! thai the gowns should
be a lavender color and tho wi>;s pink.
Then the senate proceeded to debate
. this report for about two hour-. Funny,
t no doubt I The taxpayers of this state,
however, who are paying the lulls for
this do-nothing legislature, fail to see
I the humor in the situation. How un-
I reasonable for the common people to ex-
I pect work from their paid servant- that
j t hey sent down theie to legislate fol
them, instead of horse play, and fill'
blistering, and delay!
Wig nnd gown nre supposed to in
vest judge- with awe-inspiring rever
ence from the people. In tlio liglit of
some of the recent decisions of the
courts we have come to doubt the in
fallibility of certain judges. We really
have begun to believe thai they are
only human, like the rest of us. That
they are just as liable to error and mis
interpretation of the law. Is it possi
ble that these habiliments of omnipo
tence are to be donned iv an effort to
win back sonic of the fear and rever
ence that we have learned to casi be
hind us!
We venture this prediction: That
tin' initiative ami referendum will be a
dominant Issue in this state in the earn
paign of 1910. It there was ever any
doubt of the n I oi this reform, the
actions of certain members of this leg
islature have effectually dispelled it.
Scene in the lower house. "Having
obeyed the will of the people and passed
a local option bill, let us adjourn with
the satisfaction of duty performed and
listen while the august senators grap
ple with this weighty problem. There
are scarcely more than :i(K) bills of little
or no importance still to be considered
which we can easily dispose ill the three
Weeks left of the present session."
Who is the "goat r"
Il is a significant fact that the lower
house is more favorably disposed to
wards enact ing legislation which will
protect the working people of this state.
If the state senators were required to
go before, their constituents for elec
tion every two years, the same as the
members of the lower house, we wonder
if their attitude towards labor legis
lation would not undergo a change l .
It is well for us to bear in mind the
wav our representatives vote on all
questions affecting the public weal, if
there was cvei a measure in the world
which should pass without opposition
iv simple justice and protection to the
brave women who go out to daily toil
in the factory or store that they may
win an honest living, it is the eight
hour law for female Wage workers. And
iiist remember that Representative lohn
I!. Rogers, of this district voted against
tiiis measure.
Senate bill No. 218 Introduced by Sen
ator Graves has aroused a storm of pro
test from labor all over this state. The
manufacturers of the state are well rep
resented at Olympia and have gone into
c.stasy over the provisions of this bill.
And small wonder' It is the most vie
' ions piece of legislation from the stand
point of the laboring man. be he union
or iiou union, ever introduced into a
legislative body of this state. This bill
j settles the oft asked question, 'what is
ihe value of a man's life: Answer
' fcWHtO.no. The worker is asked to sign
S 'voluntary contract'- read the bill and
you will see the irony of the word 'vol
untary'- by which ho waives nil right
i to sue for recovery of damages in ease
of accident or his dependents to sue for
recovery iv ease of death. A money
: value is placed on your arm. your foot.
your eye, etc., and an amount is do
i duelist from your wages to create this
Intnl. In case of aceidotit the inanufae
I tuior simply hands MM to yon. it the
i court say- ho has to. a sum of money
which his employees have ooiitiihe'od
■ It is a cold blooded insurance proposi
> tion and you pay your own premium.
Profits must not bo curtailed even
though they l«e wrung from the DMM
The merchant who doe» not ad
rertiso at all may or may not be
your friend, fellow-worker. Imt it is
4 foregone conclusion that he who
liberally patronises the columns of
all other papers and refuses to ad
vertise in the labor paper, is not
looking for the workingman's pat
ronage, dues not wish it, nnd is not
desirous of your friendship,
By B. C. Marsh
and sinew nf the laboring people and
the Rgony ami despair nf the widow and
i irphnn!
I Vie have lead much ill tin- daily press
| lately concerning the election of Elihu
Itool to the United state senate. The
nation is congratulated for securing tho
services of this great legal mind in the
highest lawmaking body in the land.
Vnd yet this same,man in a public
speech the other day. unhesitatingly
stated his opposition to two great re
forms which the people without regard
Itn party want more than any others.
Which really sets us to wondering If
Mr. I'oot with his great brain is really
an improvement as far as real progress
is concerned over his predecessor. The
annate is full of great legal luminaries.
, That is what is the trouble with it. A
feu les, eokl-blooded legal automations
»ho can see no phase of any cpiestion
Iml its legal phase, and a few more men
with a trace of human sympathy in
their composition and a knowledge of
the conditions surrounding our working
people with a desire to ameliorate those
conditions, is what is needed in the
I 'nited States senate.
Measure Introduced at Harrisburg to
I Compel Employers to Confer Upon
1 Grievences of their Employees.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. B.—Labor
'"}: | pie all over the state, as well as
11 mployers of labor, will bo greatly
interested in a bill presented in tlio sen
ate today by Senator John T. Murphy,
; if Philadelphia.
i Tlir bill provides that when officers
' nr other persons in charge of any firm
'I or corporation engaged in mining, trans
portntion or manufacturing shall receive
.1 petition, signed by at least ten em
ployee* of any such corporation or firm.
' relative to the hours of employment,
wages or kindred subjects, the firm or
corporation must, within five days, np
, point a conference committee of three
representatives of the firm to meet a
similar committee from the employees
mil the conference upon the questions
I miller dispute must he held within ten
• .lays of the report of the complaint.
' If the firm shall refuse to take cog
nizance of the employees' petition, and
' neglects to name a conference commit
lee. the officers or persons in charge of
■ the management of the affairs of the
linn are liable to a fine of not less than
♦ICO nor more than $1000, or to im
• prison inenl for six months at the discre
I tion ot the court. The Committee on
Judiciary General is to pass upon the
[ the hill. Trades I'nion News.
Senator MeNiehol Inttoduced a Bill tor
Street Car Men.
Regarding the laboi question us one
of the difficuHiei connected with the
"tree) railway situation in Philadelphia.
Sena to ,1a me* P, MeNiehol offered ■
Kill in tin' eenate today for an adjust
nn iii ci the hour* of mot or men ami con
H> ilie provision! nf the MeNiehol
measure the liours of motortnen ancl con
ductor* would be HsiHod lo ten hours
a ilay, which • shall bo completed within
twelve consectttfcrs sours." All time
in excess is t" be regarded as overtime,
and is to be paid in double the amount
of the ordinary rate.
I ii h i present conditions. Senator Me-
Niehol said, men frequently were re
quired to spend eighteen hours of a day
In t nally at work.
"Suva conditions do not give men the
t poper amount of time for sleep, to say
i nothing nf having recreation."said lie
r Ni.liol. - | | M dieve that no man should
t york more than ten hours ns a regular
.' thing, and it is only a question of sys
tem to allow it."
I Senator MeNiehol would hold railway
. corporations to a strict accounting and,
I as the penalty for violation of the pro
t pos-<| measures. Ids Kill provides a fine
.of ftKMi to #1000 t o |„. i m |„,s,sl upon the
. president oi any other officer, or a di
. re. tor. or a superintendent, or general
i manager, or agent of an offending com
~ panv.- Trades I'nion News.
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