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

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"A labor paper is a far better
advertising method than any ordin
ary newspaper in com pa risen with
circulation. A labor paper for ex
ample, having 1.000 subscribers is
of more value lii the business man
who advertises in it than ordinary
papers with 10,000 subscribers."
Sensational Sale of Black Dress Skirts
Continued for Today.
Choice of French Voile, Taffeta, Satin and Messnline Skirts,
in nil the latest styles plain and fancy trimmed with but
tons, straps, silU or satin bands, or fancy braids; b ureal vnr
iety to choose from; values worth up to $15. For a few
days $9.95
Extra Special — Lace Curtains at $1.98 Pair
The now so popular RENAISSANCE CURTAINS, in white
;iikl ecur: made from fine French Bobbind and Battenberg
Braids .beautiful scroll designs to choose from. Values worth
up to $3.50 pair. While they last only, pair $1.98
PANAMA —All wool. 36 inches wide, all colors, worth 65c.
Special, per yard 49c
HENRIETTA AND FRENCH SERGE—36 inches wide, nil
colors. Special, per yard 59c
STORM SERG- All wool. 36 inches wide, 14 colors, worth
7!le .Special per yard 65c
BATISTES -All wool. 4:2 inches wide, all colors .worth $1.
Special, per yard 85c
STORM SERGE- Al! wool, 36 indies wide, worth 79c. Spe
cial .per yard 65c
per yard , 59c
Dolson & Cleaver
Phone Ind. X 217 Sunset 217
1718-20 Hewitt Everett, Wuh.
Union Made Shoes
Huiskamp Bros. Shoes
For Women and Children
Brennan Shoes
1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162.
Call for them
Have You Tried the
Wm. Blackman
It is iin ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good as the name.
$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"
For the Whole Family
Ask For
Ask For
For Men
The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council
Stock of
in Everett
Secured at Late Ses
sion Than at Any
Other in Six Years.
C. R, Case, President of the State
Federation of Labor, was in the city the
latter part of last week. Iho. Case was
in Olympia throughout the session of
the legislature working in the interests
of the working people of the state. Still
a little wobbly from the strain of try
ing lo pound into the heads of the mem
bers of the legislature the necessity of
passing a little legislation that would
benefit the workers, he has been rest
ing a few day- before taking up the
active- work of the organization of
which he is the official head
I'm. Case is optimistic concerning the
fell lire in this state for organized labor.
Conditions generally throughout the
state are in excellent condition consider
ing the slack times that have been ex
perienced. Several organizations that
had not heretofore been affiliated with
tin- federation have joined since
the Walla Walla convention.
While President Case expressed him
self as being far from satisfied with
ihe work of the legislature from n labor
ing man's standpoint, he asserts that
more legislation that will benefit the
working people was procured at this ses
sion than at any other session for the
pa-t six years. lie i- confident that
union men will soon learn that their
only hope is electing men from their
own ranks who have been tried and in
whom they have confidence, and that
they will use the knowledge to a good
purpose in ihe next legislative cam
Things are looking very good to those
engaged in the building crafts nt this
time and they have every reason to ex
pect a prosperous season. 'The Creat
Northern depot i- the only contract job
of any importance that i- unfair and
otherwise there is but little friction be
tween contractors and journeymen. .Much
credit for this condition of affairs i
duc to the union men in this city who
have steadily and consistently fought
for closed shop conditions. 'The ma
jority of th infractors and business
men of the city on the other hand sensi
bly realize the fact that the unions have
brought to this city a class of men who
are intelligent, law abiding and honest.
Men who have brought their families
here, bought homes, placed their chil
dren in the public schools and contribut
ed in every way to the upbuilding of
Ihe city, t'nions do not lay any claim
to perfect ion and men get in to them
who are unworthy, hut they are unde
niably in the minority. As long as
both sides are disposed to be reasona
ble and deal fairly, one with the other,
there is no reason why these conditions
should not continue indefinitely.
Woman Suffragists of Chicago mm re*
joicing because nf the great victory whlct
they won in the charter convent ion. Sat
urda v. March 13th. The convention, af
ter a abort debate, by a vote of 200 to
12. adopted the plank which provides
lor municipal woman suffrage. The
question now goes to the State Legisla
ture, ami the suffragists wfll
maintain a lobby at Springfield and
go to the Capital from Chicago ami
other parts of the state in full fiy.ee,
when a hearing i- granted on the meas
ure. This municipal suffrage campaign
ha- been admirably conducted, and has
been of immense educational value. it
ha- been supported by women represent
ing the best thought of the city, promi
nent among whom are lane Adams, Mrs.
Charles Henrotin. Mrs. Catherine Waugh
Met ulloch and Mrs. Klin S. Stewart.!
Mrs. Stewart is the president of the'
Illinois Kqiial Suffrage Association, an
officer in the National American Women
Suffrage Association and the treasurer
of the Woman's Municipal Campnlgn
committee. It i- she who has raised the
funds to carry on this work. Mrs. Stew
art was also the most influential factor
in the nsgaillaat Mill of the Men's League
lor Woman Suffrage, recently launched
in Chicago and officered by some of the
best known political reformers in the
Windy Oty."
Would Give Employment to Ten
Thousand White Men at
a Fair Wage.
j A news dispatch in the Seattle Times
lof last Sunday'- issue gave the startling
Information that ten million dollars was
being sent back to Japan by the Japanese
!on this coast from the cities ol Seattle,
' San Francisco and Honolulu each year,
j Ten million dollars lost to American
workingmen and taken out of eireula-
I ion. Reduced to cold figures it means
j this. This amount of money would pay
I ten thousand workingmen $3.33 a day.
j .101 l days in the year. Very lew Work
' ing men are able to bank over 25 per
■ cent of their earnings so -even millions
and a half of dollars would be placed di
rectly into circulation on this coast. Bet
tor schools, better home-, churches hos
pital- Would be some ot' the results of
this increased circulation. The butchers
the baker and the candle -lick maker
would all feel the impetus given to busi
ness by this amount of money.
If this amount of money were to he
detracted from legitimate industry in
Philadelphia, or 80-lon and like cities
of the curtailed East, we wonder how
long it would be before the business men
of those cities would be clamoring for
Japanese exclusion? Japanese cheap la
bor is practically unknown of the Rocky
mountains, The Japanese students and
house servants with whom they have
to deal a very different class from the
coolies which swarm up and down our
coast. It is ignorance ol' the real gravity
of the situation which causes Eastern
people to throw a fit at tin- mention nf
i Japanese exclusion.
At the present time and for over a
year past there are thousands of men
' tramping from one part of the country
jto the other in a vain search for work.
Men who are not to be classified as
tramps and vagabounds, .Men who are
willing to work. Men, many of them,
with families somewhere who are vain
ly waiting for the letter from husband
and father that they have found work.
Men who would do the same work that
the .lap is doing and in their despera
tion would be willing to labor for near
■ly the same pay. They wonder—and so
! clo wo—why able bodied men must
I tramp, while the Japanese, who owe no
allegiance to this country, pay no taxes,
:in tact contribute absolutely nothing
to the prosperity of the nation, work.
; W« need go no further than Mukil
< ten to see what Japanese labor can do
The Trades Council met in regular Ses
sion last Wednesday night with a large
attendance of delegates.
The following new delegates were ob
ligated and seated: Shingle Weaver-'.
Matt Kngels; Cigar Makers. Jos, Tschi
da; Steam Engineers, Trunk Foley. 0.
J. Ricbter.
Communication was received from the
stove and metal polishers union of De
troit, asking all union men to bear in
mind that the Art Stove Co.. of that
city bad not yet settled their trouble
in the city and were still unfair.
the resignation oi President Garner
was received and accepted and BfO. Jno.
Itourke, of the carpenter's chosen to fill
the vacancy. The newly elected presi
dent was duly installed and in a few
'words thanked the Council and nssivred
them that each affiliated union and dele
gate thereof would ireecive a square deal
as long as he remained the presiding
Officer, The retiring president, who has
engaged in the shingle business was given
a fixing vote of thanks for his past de-
Notice to Unionists
A joint meeting ol the Trades Coun
oil and the Building Trades Council will
lie held in Labor Temple next Wodne
day night. March 111, to discuss in de
tail, the proposed plan of re organiznt ion
of the Central Body. President C. li.
GjMe of the State Fedcrat ion of ljibor
and President tVttetril. of the Seattle
central body will be present to explain
tin- workings of the sectional plan of
to ;i community. There in a large in
(ln-trial plant. 150 "i tho "little brown
men" arc working where the same num
ber nt white men should be employed.
It Useless In point nut what a like
number nf white workmen with families
could do towards building up that little
[city ami incidentally contribute to the
business of Everctl as well. Everybody
i knows what the difference would be.
j That city lias found it necessary to form
a Chamber of Commerce to induce fac
tories to locate there and to develop a
j spirit ot home pride and home develop
ment. This movement is very commend
.able indeed, but the very firm who are
responsible for the blight east over the
town through the employment of Jap
anese labor, is the leading spirit in this
(handier of Commerce that wants to
locate "more factories." But if anyone
had the temerity to tell them that they
| themselves were doing more to hold the
town back than a dozen Chambers of
Commerce could do to build it up, they
would be indignant.
This Japanese question must be settled
| sometime. In spite nf all denials of
I the federal government and a subsi
dized press, the fact remains that they
keep coining to this country, (her the
border- <>i' British Columbia and Mexi
co, by devious routes, they keep ooming.
I We. on the Coast who are brought face
to face with the situation know that re
strictive immigration laws do not re
| strict
, We have no hatred towards the Jap
anese on account of nationality. As a
| race they possess many admirable qual
ities. We admire their progressiveness
and ambition as a nation—in Japan.
I Were they an assimilative people, who
| came here to build home- and contribute
ito our national life and happiness we
should have no objection to them. But
they come to this country as many of
OUT 1 pie go to Alaska -to skin the
country and go home to live the balance
of their lives in affluence, It i- the
peril to American homes, to an Ameri
can standard of wages and therefore an
American standard of living that makes
its object to the employ nt of A-iaties
in this country We do not believe in
exclusion simply because they are an
alien race of people, but because there
is no other way to preserve American
institution-. "Self preservation i- the
first law of nature."
votion to union duties. Bro, Gamer in
reply assured the members of the Coun
cil that he would always look back upon
hi- association with the union men of
this city with pleasure and that he
would always recognize a union man in
the future
Electricians reported 1 initiation:
Cooks' A Waiters, 1 initiation and semi
annual election of officers at their m\t
meeting; liridgevv orkci s. 2 applications.
8 initiation-; Hid Trades Council report
jed having placed Gfemnquist, carpenter.
( on the unfair list.
Letter- were received from C. It Case
and Frank Cotterril. of Seattle, stating
that they would be present at the meet
ing next Wednesday evening to help in
the discus-ion and formation, if deemed
j practicable, of a sectional council. The
tegular meeting of the Council will be
held nt 7:.'i1l and at S o'clock tl icct
ing will be thrown open for the con
sideration of the pro|>oseil change In
ii g.tnization. All delegates to the
Trade- Council nr. urged to ho pre-ent
at 7:30 sharp.
organization. Both of these gentlemen'
have had experience in the sectional
plan of organization and will be able to
explain many things unfamiliar to local'
union men. All delegates to lnith local
liodies and union men generally who are
int crest ed in the proposed reorganization
are urged to attend this meeting.
If you have any good reading matter
- newspapers, magazines that you are
through with, don't burn it up but take
it to the i..b..i Temple reading roomJ
tin' mi r .11.1 v I uliu linen uwt t> 1
rertise al all may or may not be
your friend, fellon worker, but it ii
a foregone conclusion that he who
liberally patronizes the columns of
all oth t papers and refuses to ad
vertise in the labor paper, is not
looking for the workingman's pat
ronage, does not wish it, and is not
desirous of your friendship.
On Snohomish River
to Retain Their
Fishing Rights.
A temporary organization of fishermen
'of the Snohomish river was formed on
the 20th Inst., 30 fishermen signing the
roll. At in early date the union wit!
lie made permanent and will affiliate
| with the i'nited Fishermen of the Pac
ific, the Federation ot' the Fishermen's
j Locals of Alaska and the Pacific Coast
States, the new local expects to pain
[ a membership of about 160 when the
j fall fishing -the busy season on the
river—commences. Secretary Rosen
berg of the United Fishermen was on
the river for a tew days and states that
the Snohomish fishermen fully realize
that only through organization, can they
hop,' to retain their old fishing rights.
Mr. Rosenberg has been connected
with the organized labor movement for
many years and has attended session
after session of the legislatures of the
Pacific Coast states in the interest ot
legislation for seamen and fishermen. At
the recent session in Olympia, Mr. Rosen
berg did valiant work for the men "who
go down to the sea in ships." He told
in an interesting manner ot the attempt
of the large fishing interests who were
represented there by a powerful lobby.
Inside "f the legislature as well as out.
to put the small fishermen out of busi
ness by juggling with a certain measure
after it had passed the house. The
story of this bill and how it was dis
covered and hilled in the senate was told
in the daily press md is still fresh in
the minds of our readers. Mr. RoSM
berg spent several days along the Sno
homish river and returned to Seattle
Sunday night.
It is in times of adversity when the
true value of a paid-up union card shows
ip it its full worth.
'ust lis a remindct we will mention
'w eurrences at Labor Temple re
cently. Two miners came in from Harts,
borne. Okla. They could not speak a
word of English, but they had their un
ion cards paid up. After taking up
much time. .111 interpreter was found
cud the wants of the men learned. They
wi-ri' seeking employment, and employ
ment was found within an hour. Had
these men come to town without a union
card tiny would have had no certain
plaec tn go in search of work and there
would have bean no special heed paid to
their wants.
Another Instance was n wounded
painter, just off the road. He had been
injured in traveling, wa- without money
and n total stranger. But be had a
paid up union card, and the union men
around in the building ga\. him suffi
cient to supply his immediate wants and
I told him where he would find the bijsi
lies- agent of hi- local union. Had he
not possessed a union card he would have
I received no special attention.
No until is a stranger in any part of
this country, or In the eld world, who
has a paid up union card. He he sick
ha i- cared forj if it is work he is seek
ing. work will he found if possible
Should he die. he will not go to a pan
pel 's grave.
Ijist week another instance of a union
card being beneficial was shown in
Temple. A young German just from
the nJd COUntrjr dropped into the Tem
ple. He could not make his wants
known and his card was not one am
person was familiar with, except that
it was known to be a union card. He
was cared for, a stranger in n strange
land. I'nion Banner.
office is now at the
Labor Temple. Phones
Ind 681 y, Sunset ijS
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