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advertising method than any ordin ary newspaper in comparison with circulation. A labor paper for ex ■ample, having 1,000 subscribers is of more value to the business man who advertise! in it than ordinary papers with 10,000 subscribers." VOL. XIX. THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY. Ladies' New Spring Suits Specially Priced at $25.00 The Styles. Material and Coloring are strictly correct for the spring Reason and the quotation of the price of $2.") at this makes possible the purchase of a dressy suit. Pretty Models in the new hipless effects; two to four button cutaway front; some plain tailored effects; coats are satin lined. The suits are neatly trimmed with silk, fancy braid and self covered buttons: full gored skirts, with or without fold: button trimmed. The Materials are the new season's popular weaves, embracing satin di rectoire cloth, fancy serges, chiffon Panamas, Paris satin, in plain and shadow stripe effects, including shades as toupe, London smoke, ashes of roses, mode, peacock blue, russet, rusty green, brown, reseda, navy, gray, tan, peacock green, etc. Nothing to Match these Values yet offered in Everett. ON SALE AT $25.00 Dolson & Cleaver THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY. Phone Ind. X 217 Sunset 217 1718-20 Hewitt Everett, Wa«h. MURRAY'S SHOE STORE Union Made Shoes Huiskamp Bros. Shoes For Women and Children Brennan Shoes MURRAY'S SHOE STORE 1707 HEWITT AYE. Patronize Home Industry By Drinking 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. ' Alden 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" R. E. BROWN R. W. MANNING They are Worth up to $:15.<K). For the Whole Family Ask For Ask For For Men Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162. THE LABOR JOURNAL TKc Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council The Largest Stock of UNION-MADE SHOES in Everett DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST EVERETT .WASHINGTON. THURSDAY MARCH 4, 1909. NOTES AND COMMENTS ON THE LEGISLATURE An attempt is being made by a small clique in the legislature to have the primary law so amended that the Su preme court judges shall be exempt from the provisions of the law and nomin ated by convention. No legitimate rea son has been given for this proposed change and the move is so hold that one wonders how a legislator dares to propose this insult in the face of popular sentiment on the subject of the Direct Primary. It has been pointed out that a convention called for the only purpose of nominating Supreme court judges Would be composed of corporation henchman, who would nominate men favorable to corporate interests. It would seem to us that one judicial scan dal in a generation is enough. We now have the disgraceful and humiliating spectacle of two former judges, one of whom through weakness has forfeited the respect of the entire state and the other one should be behind prison bars, protected in their wrong doing by a great railroad corporation that bids de fiance to the people of this state. We are conceited enough to believe that the electorate of this state are fully com petent to name the men who shall fill these judicial positions without any cor porate interference and we propose to do it under the Direct Primary system. No tampering with that law that will de feat its purpose will be allowed. It is hardly possible that the legisla ture will so betray their const it utents as to pass this amendment and any member of either house who votes for it should anil no doubt will hear from the people in no uncertain terms in the event they seek future political prefer ment. If the senate bill No. 205, introduced by Senator Graves should become a law, the working people of this state would live to bitterly regret it. The main pro vision of the bill are these: An em ployer and employee may enter into a "voluntary" contract concerning com pensation for injury of death by the terms of which contract the employee relinquishes the right to sue for dam ages and 11 mployer pays a stated compensation in case of such injury or death. Provision is made that in the case of controversy over any contract entered into by the provisions of this act it may he left to a board of arbi tration, one chosen by the claimant, tine by Ihe employer and these two to select a third. In case this board shall not settle the controversy, either party may within one year begin action in the superior court to have the contract en forced. The manufacturing interests are loud in their praise of this bill and a strong lobby appeared in Olympia in its inter ests. They claim it will put an end to the haunting fear of damage suits continually hanging over them and at the same time recompense the employee or his dependants in case of injury or death. These are the objections which the laboring people have to this bill. The term "voluntary contract" is mislead ing. It should read "compulsory Insur auce." If a man upon entering employ- nl sicjis this contract he signs away his right to sue for damages. If he doesn't sign it he retains that right. How many men wdio refuse to sign are going to obtain employment ? 'Not vol untary! Of course it is' says Mr. Em plover. "If he doesn't like the looks of this conl rai l, he doesn't have to work." Oh. yes he does. If he doesn't work he and his family must suffer and starve, or become objects of charity. He has no choice in the matter. . Section 2, after making it lawful for employer and employee to enter into ft contract whereby the employee releases tin- employer from liability Mi agrees to a Stipulated I'ompeiisation, ends with this clause "unless at the time of such injury or death tlie employe was en gaged in MWM art done with intent to cause injury to or the death of Ml—lf, 01 another, or done with intent to in jure property. There are many unscrup ulous employers. What an opportunity is presented to avoid payment on the ground that the injured employee was attempting to injure property. Then the endless process of arbitration or court litigation. OF ORGANIZED LABOR By K. C. Ma rain lii case of any injury not causing death, the injured shall file written no tice within thirty days with the em ployer, managing agent, superintendent, or some employe above the rank of fore man, of the time, place, character ot the act causing injury, or the right to compensation will be terminated at the expiration of such time. No chance for jugglery there! Not a hit! Provided, all employers were honest. The whole hill needs to he read and studied to appreciate its merits —from an employer's standpoint. We believe the laboring people generally would prefer ni> legislation on the subject of em ployers' liability, than this flimsy ex cuse for a protective law for labor. in surance is well and good, but they pre fer it in a company or order organized tor thai purpose. The State Senate by a vote of :>1 to 10 voted this week to indefinitely post pone the eight hour bill for women wage workers. This effectually kills the bill as il v ill be nearly impossible to have it re-considered at this session. Shame on the men who put the importunities of the employers of this slate in their selfish desire to coin dollars out of the lives of working women, above all other considerations. The United States gov ernment recognizes the fact that eight hours i, long enough for man to toil, and it remains for the Senate of this state to say that women may work as long as their employees wish them to. It is a disgrace lo civilization that, our modern industrial system compels the women and girls who are to he the mothers of our future citizens to go out day by day to hard manual toil in fac tory, store and workshop. The working woman who in a spirit of independence courageously goes out to toil that she and her loved ones may have the neces saries of life, merits the respect of every decent man. Her hours should be made easy, her work as light as possible. We owe as a nation a debt of gratitude to I lies,, women who w ill toil rather than take the life of glitter and indolence which may be I heirs if they choose to sacrifice their womanhood. Il is to the credit of the senator frokl this district that he voted against the posi ponement of this bill. If the constitutional amendment car ries at the next election and we believe it will, the women will themselves place an eight hour day for women wage work ers on the statute books, and will have the support of every man who holds wo manhood above dollars. Statement No. 1 in the Oregon prim ary law sent a fearless, representative man of the people to the I'nited States senate. Our own state senate voted down a like amendment to our primary law with only two dissent ing votes. "Party lines must be kept intact." The party! What crimes are committed in thy name. Will we ever get away from an idolatrous party worship? I honest ly believe that had we had a "statement Xo. 1" in our primary law in the last election. Geo, Cotterill would now be United States senator from this stale. And every working man who has watch ed bis political career and his record in the legislature of this state, would have said Amen! A HOOSIER'S OPINION A minister recently in a sermon on "The Carments We Wear" says: "The great industrial system of which we are so proud is founded on the bodies of wage earners. 'The products are stained with the blood of children and soiled with the tears of women." This is a reason why you should ask for the label in the garments you buy. One-third of the ready-made men's clothing is made in New York. Seventy per cent of the garments are made by women in tenement homes. A woman, with the assistance of her two children, working day in ami day out, averaged twelve |wirs of trousers a day. for which she receives no cents. Uihor Journal South Itend, fnd. If you have any good reading matter - newspapers, magazines—that you are through with, don't burn it up but take it to the Labor Temple reading room. IMMIGRATION REPORT Decrease of 39 Per Cent Shown for Last Fiscal Year—The Alien Contract La bor Law Rigidly Enforced and 1,032 Contract Laborers Rejected and 240 Arrested and Expelled from the Coun try. As shown by the annual report of the Commissioner General of Immigration for the fiscal year ending .lune 30, 1008, there was a decrease of per cent in Immigration. The total immigration for the year was 782,870,602,470 less than for the previous year. During the last year 10,002 aliens were rejected, against 13, --(W',4 in the previous year. By reason of an amendment to the law. the report for the first time, fur nishes figures which show approximate ly, the net increase in population by im migration, The figures indicate that the net increase was 200,807. Of the aliens admitted 630,071 were between the ages hi fourteen and forty-four years: 172,203 could neither read nor write and 2,310 could read, hut not write. There tore, about liii per cent, were iliterate, a decrease of 4 per cent in comparison with 1007. The total amount of money brought into the country by immigrants was $17,794,220, an average of almost $23 a person. The report says that the change in the law c\t ending the lining provisions In cover tin' bringing of mentally as well as physically deceased aliens to the United States, and placing tuberculosis under the ban, is of great benefit. Dur ing the year 2,000 aliens were rejected mi account of physical, .'(7O on account of mental and 1(11 on account of moral defects; to which should be added 870 rejected for minor physical or mental defects sufficiently grave to affect abil ity to earn a living. The number of criminals apprehended and deported in creased from eleven in 1907 to forty-one in 1008. TWO alien anarchists were de ported. There was great activity in the suppression of the importation of alien women for immoral purposes. Of these women 184 persons engaged in import ing them; forty-four alien immoral wo men and two procurers were deported from the country; fourteen procurers were convicted and sentenced to terms of imprisonment and fines, the report shows that the enforcement of the law relating to alien contract labor was un precedentedly successful. In the year 1,032 contract laborers were rejected and 240 were arrested and expelled from the count ry. the report expresses gratification with what has been accomplished in enforc ing the president's proclamation direct ing the exclusion of Japanese and Co rean laborers, who, after obtaining from their own governments passports to Ha waii. Canada or Mexico, used such pass ports, contrary to the wishes of their own governments, to obtain entry to the mainland of the I'nited States. In the course of the previous fiscal year 31,708 Japanese aliens applied for ad mission to the I'nited States. In the year ended JUM SO, IMS, 18,0-11 Japanese aliens applied I'or ad mission. Of those applying for admis sion in the last year 18.238 were admitt ed. The total increase in population by lapanese immigration was 3.82ti. The report indicates Inadequacy of thethe alw to accompish, without cause for complaint, the exclusion of Chinese, who are barred by the statute. The smuggling of ( hinese into the I'nited States goes on, although many are ap preheuded in the vicinity of the land boundaries and deported. The re[K>rt urges the government to take effective means to prevent the con gest ion of arriving aliens in the great centres of population. During the year IB per cent of the aliens arriving at I'nited States ports were destined to New York. It is pointed out that some of the states, particularly in the South and West, are vitally interested in ob taining settlers. "Yet the new law," says the report, "does not, in terms ac cording to the iteral letter, contemplate in.the exception more than that the said states should Ih> allowed to place in for eign newspapers and magazines adver tisements describing in general terms tlu> o|i|Mirt unities for settlers and wage earners within their limits." It is re commended that congress authorize the extension of the work of the division of informal ion, so that arriving immi giants may have definite information concerning various desirable localities in tin- I'nited States, to the end that they may locate in such places as will afford them prompt and remunerative employ ment. -Bulletin. The merchant who does not ad vertise at all may or may not be your friend, fellow-worker, but it is a foregone conclusion that he who liberally patronizes the columns of all other papers and refuses to ad vertise in the labor paper, is not looking for the workingman's pat ronage, iloes not wish it, and is not desirous of your friendship. EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL The Trades Council met in regular ses sion last Wednesday evening, a good number Of delegates being present. A communication was read from the California State Federation of Labor calling attention to the fact of the in creasing prevalence of piece work in con nection with the Mate island Navy Yard. It is claimed that this tends to deterioate the workmanship of the me chanics and to lower wages. All Central liodies to petition Congress for the abol ishment of the piece system on govern ment work. The communication was turned over to the resolution committee with the endorsement of the Council and the committee was instructed to draw up resolutions of protests and forward them to our representatives in Con gress. The regular weekly legislation letter from President C. H. Case was read. The committee appointed to draw up a constitution and by-laws for the sec tional council reported that they were working on the plan. The proposed con stitution has been placed ill the bands of the printer and a copy will be ready for each delegate to the Council at the next meeting. Every union in the city is urged to have representatives there at the next meeting to discuss and pass upon the proposed change. Shingle Weavers reported I initiation. Nearly all mills still idle. Machinists, 2 applications. Electricians, 1 initiation. Painters, 1 application. Work look ing up in their line. Representatives of the Seattle Brew cry Workers were present at the meet ing in an effort to adjust the differ ences existing at the Everett Brewery. SOCIALISM AND THE CHURCH VI. The Division Among Socialists. (By the Rev. Charles Stelzle.) The church cannot accept and advocate socialism because even the socialists are not agreed among themselves as to just what tliey want nor how their plans will work out, It is true that they have adopted a platform of principles or rather they have indicated a series of objects which are to be attained, but, when it conies to the method whereby this most desirable situation is to be brought about, there is not quite the unanimity of agreement which one would expect to find in a perfect social sys tem. Very frequently I have had the experience in presenting to one social ist the views advocated by another, of having him say to me: "That man doesn't know what socialism is. I will tell you what socialism stands for and how it is to be brought into existence." If'there is this variety of opinions among the socialists, how can they expect the church to adopt their economic system until they know mote definitely as a body what they desire the church to advocate. As w ill be indicated later, the church already stands for the most de sirable things advocated by the social ists. It has been only too true that there have lieen divisions in the church and then- are still many such divisions too many of them but the tendem y today is all in the opposite direction. The churches are getting closer together as was manifested by the recent meet ing in Philadelphia of the Federal Coun cil and the ( hurches of Christ in Amor lea which represented :!.'< denominations and nearly twenty million members. By adopting a social system and an econ omic program which would not be satis factory to large numbers who are both inside and outside of the church, there would again be brought about a serious split in the church more grievous than ever before, and instead of there being ■ denominations, there would probably be at least twice as many. If the church has learned anything in recent times, it has been the foolishness of di vision anil it does not propose to adopt any economic system which will unques tionably again rend the church in pieces. The church has made mistakes, but here is a mistake it would be folly to repeat. About ft.ouo.tsw a day is earned by the trades unionists of this country. would t>e the result if half of this amount were spent each day in the pur chase of union made goods —Savannah i .iii.-: Herald. No. 9.