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The labor journal. (Everett, Wash.) 1909-1976, March 18, 1909, Image 1

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"A labor paper is a far better
advertising method then any ordin
ary newspaper In oomparisen with
circulation. A labor paper for ex
ample, having i.noo subscribers is
of more value to (he business man
who advertises in it than ordinary
papers with lo.noo subscribers."
f>o Suits to choose from. Suits worth up to $20.00, dur
ing our Miiroli White Sales, Special, for $15.00
4."> Suits that are fully ten dollars under value. Excep
tionally ffood values; suits worth lip to $30.00. During our
.March' White Sales. Suit $20.00
f>f> New Sprinu- Suits, artistically tailored. They are worth
up to $40.00. During our .March White Sales. Suit .. . .$25.00
SUITS AT $37.50
■'!."> of the Newest Suits, all copied from the most ex
quisite models: worth up to .+4."). During our March White
Sales. Suit $37.50
Watch Our Special Silk Sale Next Week.—See Our Window
TISSU PLISSE—CREPE The Newesl Ideas in Wash Goods
this Year are Crepe Effects. Newesl colorings and stripe ef
fect*. Extra Special 19c
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
Brennan Shoes
Patronize Home Industry
By Drinking
Everett Brewing Co. s
Manufacturers of PURE CRYSTAL ICE
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00.
$4.00 and $5.00.
Alden Walker & Wilde Shoes
$3.50, $4.00 and $5.00
$2.50 and $3.00
Home Shoe Store
"Owned in Everett"
In New Spring Suits
SUITS AT $15.00
SUITS AT $20.00
SUITS AT $25.00
Ask For
For Men
Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162.
The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council
Stock of
in Everett
Has Taken Supreme Court
Judges From the People
The llili session of the legislature is
now history and it is well to take n
moments' time to review it- work from
a Inlioring man's view point. The men
mill women who work in some form or
other for their daily bread] form the
va-t majority of our population and cer
tainly hail every right to expect some
legislation in their behalf They elect
the legislators, they pay the bills. They
have every right to demand that the
men they appoint a- their stewards
shotid give an account of their steward
Tear after year, certain well defined
measures of remedial legislation have
been asked for by the legislative com- j
in it tee of the state Federation of Labor,
representing all toilers, organized and nn
organized, Il is true t hat the union men
have borne the brunt of the fighting
for these laWS but it ollgll to be Very
plain that the unorganized would bene
fit more by (heir passage than the or
ganized. Why': Because the unionists
have the protection which close affilia
tion and mutual effort gives them: the
other class every man for himself, is
defenseless. I'onr distinct labor meas
ures were asked for at the hands of the
legislature this winter: Employers'
Liability. Eight hour law for Female
Workers. Eight hour law for .Miners, In
itiative ami Referendum. No man, unless
he were an employer bent on making
profits nut of the lives of his fellow'
creatures, could honestly deny the merit,
in these measures. The republican par
ty in convent ion at Spokane incorporat
ed three of them in their state platform.
They were good enough measures to
appeal for voles with at least. Yet from
the day the speaker's gavel announced
tin opening of the session until its
stormy close, these representatives of
the people—our servants sniffed at.
ridiculed, voted against these laws
which we had dared to ask them for.
"Is thy servant a dog that he should
do this thing," was their indignant re
sponse to the appeals of the wage earn
ers. Employers Liability - killed! Wo
mens' eight hour law --killed! Initiative!
and Referendum—killed! Only one bill
of the four survived and it a compro
mise measure. It is to the eternal cred
it of a few staunch men that they forc
ed the passage of a few other measures j
through which though not centered upon
as leading issues by our legislative com
mittee a c of import to working peo
ple. 'The right of the dependants of a
single man to sue for recovery in case
of death or injury;' a female deputy
labor commissioner and a few others of
a mined character Hut with these few
exception- "business with a big H" was'
stamped all over them. Nothing' else
mattered. Thou shall have no other;
Cods before me.' thundered business and
our servants heard and heeded. A home!
for the indigent blind'; Xo; they ought
to die anyhow ! (iive the money to S-
to entertain an "Irrigation Congress;"
(and (30,000 ought to irrigate them well,
100.1 Working people! Hah! We'll
lake their booze away from them so!
they will stay sober and work harder
It would never do to lighten their burd
ens or shorten their hour-. They might
spend their leisure time In study and
learn how we have been fooling them
And we might not come back. Wore
they actuated by such motives] I won
dor, or were they dead to all sense of
what was right and just to tin- working
people of this state
You have had time to think this over,
Mr. Legislator, and aren't you just a
little hit ashamed ot your rsonrdt If |
your wife or daughter were compelled to.
Stand long hours at daily toil, while
muscle* ached and nerves were shatter
ed, wouldn't you want her hours short-1
Bnad and tin' burden* lilted somewhat
from be* shoulders'' If you were a!
factory hand and through no fault of
yours,' you ware mangled and torn.
Wouldn't you lie glad to know that your
family would not have to suffer wanl
and privation beeauas we had an em
ployers' liability law in this state that
amounted lo something Your actions
didn't .now that yon had much feeling
in ihe matter
\ml. you. 'j I working people, until
(E. P. Marsb.j
With thi- issue, the i,wnei-hip and
control ot the LABOR dOURXAL of this
.city passes from the hand- of Mr. A. 3,
Morrow into that of the undersigned.
It will be our constant aim to maintain
ias high a standard a- possible with our
limited journalistic ability. It is nol
Jibe desire to enrich our-.his financial
jly that has prompted us to purchase and
operate this paper, but an understanding
lof the necessity to organised labor of
keeping a labor publication in tin- field,
!and the hope that ii may bear it - part,
,however humble, towards making work
ing conditions better and consequently
life a little brighter for the men and wo
j men who toil.
In discussing the question of enter
ing upon this venture, we both felt that
We must have the assurance of the sup
port of the union people of Everett if
we could have any hoj f being success
ful. With that end in view we appealed
directly to the union- of the city to
come to our aid in establishing the
JOURNAL on a good financial basis. \\v
Were not disappointed. Without excep
tion, (he various organizations prom
ised us their hearty support and co oper-
Council met in tegular session last
Wednesday evening with a large attend
ance of delegates Win. Conn, of the
Electrical Workers' I'nion, So. 101, was
seated as a delegate in place of Geo.
Schumale, resigned. .1. E. Campbell ot
the shingle weavers was re seated as a
delegate from that local, he living been
on temporary leave of absence from at
tendance. Communication was received
from the central council of Tacoma slat
ing that I hey were still unable to conic
to any settlement of the Carstcn trouble
except on an open shop basis and the
fight would be continued. All union
men and women arts asked to still, re
frain from buying this meat until it Is
de hired fair and to ask their meat deal
ers not to handle that product.
The Council ordered a donation sent
you learn to send your own kind to make
laws for you; men who are as friendly
to your interests "after election" as the
politicians arc "before," you'll just have
to take what they give you and call il
good. There lib to be no other way.
What they did to th.' Direct Primary
Law was a sin. I am still wondering
how they turned the trick. The only
explanation apparent is the fact that
such a noise was raised over local option
and investigations of state officers that
we couldn't hear ihe rumblings of the
party machine that was producing the
Metcalf amendments, 'the job is done
now, but the rawness of it calls forth
a kind of a sneaking admiration for the
fellows who had the nerve to pull off .1
stunt like that in .hi' very face of popu
lar sentiment on the Direct Primary.
Here are sonic of the amendments !"
the law. How do you like them': 1. —
Candidates for the state supreme bench
will hereafter be nominated by party
convention. When the state conventions
of the different parties are held to draft
a platform for the campaign, candidates
for the Bench will be nominated.
J. Candidates for office are prohibited
from signing pre election pledges to their
. niisi it vent s.
t, In an incorporated town or city,
where registration is required you must
declare your party afiliatioii when you
We we ""I competent it Menu to sol
aei our Judge*. A few men in convon
tion must do it for us. How arrogant
of tin people to insist that tiny instead
of the corporations should he allowed
to name the men who are to sit upon
the highest tribunal of the state! They
tell us it is undignified to drag the
name of an aspirant for the supreme
bench through the mire of a piimarv
campaign. That the people do not have
a chance to know the ipialil'h at ions
of an aspirant for that position. And
by a return to the convention system,
they propose to make it still harder to
barn about them. Have "wo not had
enough Gordons and Hoot - upon the sn
prcm Bench 1
We ns-unie. and we are correct in as
-unong, that we have a right to know
how any candidate for office stands
upon ipiestioiis affecting the public which
he. as a public official, may be called
upon to -olve. Wo have learned from
very sad experience, just about how
match dependence may be pla. I'd in the
IRtion. It i- expressing it feebly to saj
i J that we nppi late fully their kind words
. and substantial evidence of their inter
est iii ilii- publiention. Through tlii
beany response this paper will find its
way Into the homes of nearly all the
I members nf organized labor in ibis vi
' einity.
We want the laboring people to feel
.that this is their paper. Its columns
Will he always open to them and we will
I gladly receive and publish their contri
bution- on any subject of interest to
:working | pie. Our editorial views
may not at all times meet with your ap
proval and we -hall not re-ent honest,
well-meant criticism. We only ask you
to believe that we are hone-t in the
j views we maw from time to time ex
press and that our only aim is to ad
vance your cause and ours - the labor
J movement.
"For the weak who need assistance.
For the wrongs that need resistance,
| Tor the Good that we can do."
Business Mgr.
to the Amalgamated Order ot street
Electric Railway Employees to aid in
iho legal defense of two of their offic
ers who were arrested during the street
car strike in Chester, Pa., on trumped
up charges made by I'inkerton detect
Several gent leiuen were given the
courtesy of the floor to a-k permission
of the Council to perform certain work
for. in and around the Mitchell hotel
and building. After hearing these gen
tlemen and talking the matter over, the
Council unanimously voted that no un
ion people could be allowed to do work
lor or on an unfair house.
Steps were taken to arrange a joint
meeting between the Trade- Council and
the Building Trades Council to plan in
delail the amalgamation of the two bod
ies into a sectional council.
average politician's verbal promisee.
They have become adepts at the art
of saying one tiling ami meaning an*
other. Why are we to be denied the
I right to place candidates on record where
(they stand Oil public questions? The
'artful dodger get- his innings now and
1 how grateful be must feel to you. gentle
'men «• I the legislature, who have so
kindly allowed him to trim his sails to
every political wind that blows! And
dear voter, when you go to register, tell
the world your political afiliatioii or
! lose your franchise You may. in your j
deluded Ignorance, imagine your politics
'to be your business, ami yours alone.
till, no, it isn't! It la the business of
. every sneaking ward heeler and political
spy who wants to classify you for "hi-
I 1• • ■
ture reference. You may be politically
inclined toward the faith of a minority
'party and a little tut timid about tell
ing your employer you are not of his
I fold. It makes no difference. Demo
cratic voices in sheep's clothing must
not he allowed to break into the pasture
and devour the republican lambs! What
are you going to do about it I You said
when you placed a direct primary law
upon the statute books, that government
by the people must supersede govern
incut by the political machine, The law
j makers of this state now tell you in a
I most emphatic manner, that you were
mistaken and they are going to try to
! prove it to you. Which will win in the
I end. the people or the politician!! You
| have through united protest made your
j selves beard bfore. Will you do it
A. K. I..truer ami Otto Ncl-on, both
charter aaethari al tlio local ahlaglr
weavers' union, have purchased the
shins.de mill known an the llerrett Farm
9 Mill Co., tic. miles south of Lowell
ion the Snohomish roail. ami will have
[, it rtady to operate in aliout a month.
The mil has a Sumner upright machine,
an.l was formerly operated hy water
power. The mw BWMta will put in an
engine and Miter and make other altera
i tion> necessary to modernize the plant.
i They will run day and night shift, with
I a daily output of tiO.OOO per day.
i 'the I'niou Shingle Co.. is the name
adopted by the new firm and it sounds
1 good to us.
The si, t hunt who doe* not ad
verti9e at all may or may not be
your friend, fellow-worker, but It ia
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
ronnge, does not wish it, and is not
desirous of your friendship.
Shingle Weavers of Snoho
mish County Unite.
IVi< Ihe Ballard trouble (if 1906
the shingle weavers of this stale were
probably one of the best organized crafts
; within it- boundaries. Everywhere out
side uf Ballard the weavers were un
ionized and supremely confident. The
failure of tint struggle to accomplish
ilie result for which it was called had
I a demoralizing effect upon many of its
members. Dues were allowed to lapse.
« onfidence was shaken. Many of the
staunehest members became discouraged.
Many left the trade to engage in other
occupations. Sonic localities recovered
quickly and were soon back to their old
strength. Other places are still feeling
the effect of the apathy that took hold
of the we ivers after the strike.
With all these discouragements how
ever, the organization is as fully deter
mined to set a high water mark in the
union movement as ever and are now
laying plans to bring back the members
who have become delinquent and to sol
idify and strengthen their international.
iVith that end in view they arc adopt
ing a plan of district organization the
liist steps having been taken in Sno
homish county. A county convention
was held in this city last Sunday, which
was attended by delegates from every
shingle weavers local in the county. The
situation in the various localities was
discussed and ways planned for more
concentrated work. Sometime in the
near future a county organizer will be
placed ill the field, hi- expen-es to be
borne jointly by the local unions in the
district and the international. It is
planned to keep him in the field as
much as possible, collecting dues and
re-installing and initiating members.
Literature pertaining to the labor move
ment will be freely circulated for the
purpose of educating the nimbership.
The next county meeting will be held
in Arlington the third Sunday in May
where conditions will lie compared and
the work further outlined. Each dele
gate will be expected to prepare a paper
to he read at the meeting, dealing with
different phases of the trade union move
ment. Nothing else will bring the dif
ferent locals so closely together and pro
mote good feeling as these meetings and
(he weavers of the county are enthus
iastic over the new departure.
The following members were elected
permanent officers at the Everett meet
ing last Sunday: President. C. X. Clif
ford, of Everett; vice president, V E.
Smith, of Arlington; sec. Geo. Morrison,
of M.irysville.
Delegates were in attendance from Ed
monds. Granite Falls, Arington, Marys
■ ill,-. Machine, Everett.
We are informed that Skagit and
vVhatcom counties are taking up the
same plan and that a meeting was held
in Sedro W'oollcy la-l Sunday to per
fed an Organization of those counties
along the same lines adopted by Sno
homish county. It is expected that the
other counties throughout the state will
fall iii line and it i- hoped that the
next annual convention of the interna*
tinnol will be able to report n notable
increase in membership and an Interest
n the objects and purposes of the or
Thirty pupils, willing and anx
knii t.i Mm the city for a considera
tion answered roll call when the civil
service eonnnission opened Sohool this
nock The examinations are being held
:to create an eigilile li-i lor the differ
, ent depart nit nt s. ' There were '.I candi
| dates for patrolman, I tor engineers and
1 pipotuon f"r the fire department, .I for
j draughtsiueii and computers. 2 for trans
it men and levolors for the engineering
j depart ment. An inspectorship is evi
jdently considered a "good thing*' as IS
patriots were willing to annex theni
j solves to the city payroll for that posi
tion. Candidates for the police and fire
depart nients are reported as passing a
good physical ami medical examination
and if they have mastered the "three
X's" their chancei are good. All candi
dates finally passing their exams will
|. .institute a list of eligible* for future
' appointments and will In- turned over
ito the ditferent departments next Mon
day night
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