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The labor journal. (Everett, Wash.) 1909-1976, April 01, 1909, Image 1

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"A labot paper is a far bettor
advertising method than any ordin
ary newspaper in comparisan with
circulation. A labor paper for ex
ample, having 1,000 subscribers is
of more value to the business man
who advertises in it than ordinary
papers with 10,000 subscribers."
$30 and $35 Ladies' Easter Suits
Including Silk Underskirt Free $23.50
The styles, materials and colorings are strictly correct for
the spring season and the quotation nl' tlio price of $'J:{.-><> at
this lime, aside from The Special Offer-One $6.00 Underskirt
Free — makes possible tlio purchase of n dressy suit.
Pretty Models—'l'li.• hesl there is designed to follow Iho
natural lines of the figure. The coats come in nil the desired
lengths: semi-fitted and hipless effects, some slashed front,
back oi- sides: nil nicely tailored. The skirts are full gored,
with or without fold ; button trimmed.
The Materials include the besl of the fashionable Fabrics,
satin finished prunellas, Fancy serges, and beautiful striped
and checked suitings in all the new shades and staple colors.
All suits are tastefully trimmed with braids, satin bands or
buttons. They are worth $30.00 and $35.00.
Free With Every Purchase of either ol' these suits, we
give one silk Underskirt worth .tti.no. These skirts are made
of excellent quality taffeta silk, double ruffled; till the de
sired shades.
You should not miss this extraordinary offer. It is the
greatest money saving opportunity ever witnessed in Everett.
Dolson & Cleaver
Phone Ind. X 217 Sunset 217
1718 20 Hewitt Everett, Wash.
Union Made Shoes
Huiskamp Bros. Shoes
For Women and Children
Brennan Shoes
Call for them
Have You Tried the
Wm. Blackman
11 ia an i<lcal UNION MADE cigar, as good as Hie 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
Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162.
The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council
Stock of
in Everett
Another Smokestack Add
ed to Everett Industries
The remark is often heard Chat op
portunities for tho man with small
means to -tart iii business for himself
Brc about gone. That the trusts have
so stifled competition that there is no
chance inn more for the poor man. This
may or may not In- true in the main,
hill the -iipporters of SUch a theory
would find themselves in deep water il
they could visit a small plant in the out
skirts of Kverett, which is impudently
grinding out a good living' for it- own-!
ers regardless of trusts or combine*
t ions.
If you will take the Iblcker Aye. car
to the end of tin- line ami then walk out;
to 7lh and tloyl you will find amidst a.
wilderness of blackened stumps and fall
en logs a little shingle mill, noisily hunt-j
mini; away. It is nn insignificant little
thing tbi' "pepper box*—the weavers
call il. and it would just about fill one
corner of the average shingle mill of the
city. It is not so different in appear
ance from many a little mill stuck away
in the woods and vet there is a whole:
volume of facts connected with the
building and operation of it that differ-;
entintcs it from the average shingle
mill. four men. all practical weavers
own the plant and each of them do some-!
I hiiiLt tow aids it s operat ion.
When the average mill man content
plates a shingle mill, he thinks he must
locate either on the water or (lose to a
good body of standing timber. When
1.. T. Smith, the filer and manager of
this concern, announced his intention of
building a little mill on the "point" and
get his shingle bolts from the fallen tim
ber on the 1100 acres in the northern
end of the penninsula, everybody gave
him the merry ha. ha! Nobody knew
there was any cedar there. There hadn't!
been any standing timber there for years.!
It 'had I n logged off and worked up
into bolts and firewood till nobodj
thought there was enough cedar there
to make a door frame. They told him
he couldn't run his mill three months,
and then would have to sell his machine
ry for (dd junk, lint Smith was a wise
old bird, lie hadn't been nosing around
for nothing. He wont ahead. He and
his three partners bought a Sumner
upright shingle machine, a 35-horse pow
er boiler and a 0 by 12 engine, a cut-off
riff, and the other machinery that was
necessary to the operation of his mill
and started to work. In two weeks
time from the day they hauled the tim
ber to the site it was running. There
was hardly a pound of nails n s ed in the
a/hole construction of the framework.
It was all bolted. And there was where
the results of using his think tank loom
ed up big. Me declares that when his
timber is gone from around his present
location In- can pick his mill up and
move, and have il running again in
three days lime from the day he gets
his machinery unloaded at a new loca
t ion.
His mill «as built, bul still everybody
considered it a good joke, Hut the tint
ber began to arrive from some myster
ious sou roe, Every hour ol the day you
could hear the ring of the boll cutter's
saw and the thud of the maul. The mill
ran day and night shift. It has been in
operation for ten weeks and has never
lost an hour's time. Mr. Smith told the
writer some time ago that he had timber
enough in to run a year In the
present location. Wo didn't believe it.
In common with many Kverett people
we had tramped that country over a
do/en times perhaps, ami we didn't tea
any cedar. Hut it * there. Out of cur
iosity we went out the other day and
followed Smith around the tract. Tim
her? It was alive with it. Kallen of
course, hut it was there and a- sound
as the day it was fallen. Half huried
in the ground, concealed by wild black
berry vines and young second growth
timber, you find cedar in every direction
—when you are with a man that know
how to I v for il. And the foreman
tidd the writer that he knew of many
similar locations, which the average man
would pa-s up as being worthless,
Nine men operate the mill for bath
shilts. They don't make e\tra big cuts
-alioul SO thousand even hours, but,
they make up in quality what they lone
in quantity, One firm in the east wants
their entire output. Making money I
tlf course they are. Not in great lug
amount, peihaps. but they make their
wages and a good interest on their
the Loss
of Our
The whole people of the state of Washington mourn over the death
Of our Chief Executive, Samuel 0. Cosgrovc, In him we recognized a man
among men, of noble impulses and spotless character. One who stood
uncompromisingly for rigid and justice to every person of high or low
degiee anil counted life hut naught if he could bill lead his people by
precept and example to a higher plane of citizenship. It is such charac
ter- as his. that keep nlive our faith in the ultimate destiny of this Re
public, Though gone from earthly activities to the real and reward of a
better existence, his memory will ever live with 1 bos,, who called him
Governor and friend and the high ideals which he treasured in life will
leave their indelible imprint upon the citizens of this state.
Be it Resolved, Therefore, That we, the Kverett Trades Council,
representing the working people of the city, do sincerely regret the decree
of Providence that has lobbed us of our thief "Executive and friend and
wish the consolation of the Master, who knoweth what is best lo the
bereaved relatives; and be it further resolved, That a copy of these resol
utions be sent to the widow of our late Governor, a copy spread upon the
minutes of this body and a eop\ given to the Ijiboi Journal "i Kverett
for publication,
The Trades Council met in tegular ses
sion Wednesday evening with a good
attendance of delegates, M. Engels was
seated as a delegate from the Shingle
Weavers' in place of A. 11. earner.
Engineers' union reported having
placed the Friend Shingle Mill on the un
fair list ami asked concurrence of the
Council. Matter was referred to the
proper committee for investigation.
Council ordered a donation sent to the
st liking Hatters.
.1. E. Campbell was placed upon the
organization and visiting unions com
mil lee.
The Council was the recipient of sev
oral Im>xcs of "Win. Blackman" cigars
and unanimously ordered a vote of
thanks sent to him for his kindness.
Laundry Workers reported 4 applies
t ion-. '! mit iat ions
Cooks & Waiters' held semi-annual
election of officers: installation anil so
eial session tomorrow night.
Bartenders', l initiation.
By unanimous consent, the rules were
suspended to admit of the reading of
resolutions of condolence over the death
of our late governor. Resolutions were
passed and ordered published.
I money Invested, Just how much thej
I won't tell. And we don't blame them.
I Anyhow, people have quit laughing at
Smith and his ■pepper box." The laugh
is on the other side.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March -27. the
Vancouver. Commercial Club has revived
from Senator Jones the following com
-1 mimical ion regarding the changing of
the Depart meat office of the Columbia
headquarters to Seattle:
*G nut lemon —Your telegram with refer
enee to the proposed removal of depart
mem headquarters Front Vancouver was
called to my attention upon toy return
'from a recent visit out of the city, and
I I called at the war department, and find
I thai the department officials seem to be
strongly in favor of removing the de
I part meal headquarters to Seattle.
"Our delegation will unite in |ust as
strong opposition to this removal as pos
; sible. and you may test assured that
j everything we can do w ill lie done to pre
1 vent it.
fishing tackle. —The open season for
fishing will be April Ist. A full line
of tackle nt Arthur Haily's Qua, Bicy
cle, Talking. Machine and Sporting Qooda
Late Governor of the State of Washing,
The meeting was then thrown open to
tlio discussion of the sectional plan of
organization. Pres. Frank Cottcrill, of
the Seattle Central Council was intro
duced and explained in detail the work
inga of the new system as it had come
under his observation in Other cities.
He told of the increased membership re
suiting from the closer affilition. How
the organisation of crafts of similar oc
cupations into sections gives them a
clearer understanding of craft conditions
and enables them to strengthen the pos
ition of any affiliated craft threatened
with trouble, lie showed how this plan
would act a- a check on radical action
by any union as any person or firm to
be placed unfair must run the gauntlet
of the craft affected, then of the sec
tion, and finally of the whole Central
Mr. Cottcrill -poke at some length and
answered many questions of delegates.
He was listened to with close attention
by the moinbera ot the Trades Council
and ltitilding Trades Council and was
tendered a vote of thanks for his as
sistance given to organised labor in this
city, 'the matter will he taken up later
with fhe vat ions organisations <<t the
It is easy to sit in the sunshine
And talk to the man in the shade,
It is easy to float in a well-trimmed boat
And point out the places to Wade,
It is easy to sit in your carriage
And counsel the man on foot :
Hut get down '\ walk and you'll change
your talk
As you feel the peg in your I t.
It is easy to tell the toiler
How best he can carry his pack:
Bill no one can rate a burden's weight
Until it has been on his back.
The up curled mouth of pleasure
Can preach of sorrow's worth:
lint give it a sip, and a wryer lip
Was never made on earth. Ex.
•\v. 1.. Tones"
office is now at the
Labor Temple. Phones
Ind. 681 y, Sunset 148
The merchant who dees not ad
vertise ut nil may or may not ba
your friend, fellow-worker, hut it it
a foregone conclusion that he who
liberally patronicei the columns of
all other papers and refuses to ad
vertise in the labor paper, is not
looking for the workfngman'a pat
ronage, does not wish it, and is not
desirous of your friendship.
Seattle Spirit Would Re
duce Everett's Pay Roll
Local itnionists arc verj sore at the
actions nl the Brick and Stone Masons
international in connection with the ('.
\. depot. no« building. A brief review
of thi> trouble and of the united stand
taken hy the building trades of this
city might not lie out of place ami will
explain why the above mentioned In-
I ternatlonal has i n so severely cen
lii 11 arly spring of 1900 n small
i bunch ni union carpenters walked oul of
1 1 In- Seattle union and wont to work on
the A.-Y.-P, buildings, under open shop
I conditions .md for a reduced scale of
one dollar or more per day. These men
were lined and expelled from the Se
attle carpenters union. ( base & Co.,
held tract- on A.-Y.-P, fair buildings
and these deserters, headed by one Mil
burn, went to work for the company un
der notorious open shop conditions,
thereby aiding the Builders' Exchange in
their avowed attempt to break the build
ing trades unions, of Seattle.
When the cont tact was let for build
ing the Everett depot, ( base A Co. were
j lonnd to be the successful bidders. Mil
burn and thn ther expelled carpen
ters from the Seattle union came here
and went to work on the building, Mil
burn being foreman. A committee from
the local union visited the work and
talked wiili these mini and tried to in
duce them to square themselves wit a
the Seattle local so that there might he
Ino t rouble
| These men finally agreed to pay their
back dues to fli,. Seattle union, but
steadfastly refused to pay their fines.
This of course was unsatisfactory to
the Seattle union and no settlement could
he reached. The local carpenters then
had no alternative but to declare the
job unfair and their action was concurr
ed in by the Building 'Trades Council.
'The 10.-al bricklayers union, which works
in perfect accord with the building trades
in thiseity, called off two of their mem
bers who were at work and refused to
allow their men to go on the job.
Third Vice-Pres Duffy, of theii Inter
nation.il then appealed on the scene and
a stormy interview between him ami
the local union ensued. Duffy demand
ed that the han lie removed from the
job as far as the bricklayers were con
cerned. 'The local union stood pat with
the other building trade unions of this
city. I'nable to convince the boys that
it would he all rigid to scab on the other
trades if their own work was unionized,
he returned in Seattle and sent brick
layers from that city to the Q, \.
job. The 10.-al union immediately pro
tester the actions of Duffy to their In
ternationaL A letter came back from
their international See-Trees., upholding
Duffy and scoring the Kverett union
because they insisted thai a fob 'hat
was unfair to carpenters must be unfair
to bricklayers, lie advanced the argu
Blent that Duffy had charge of the Se
attle trouble lor the bricklayers and had
found it necessary to make concessions
to contractors and they bad perfect eon
fldence in Duffy's judgment. The in
ference was that what was good enough
lor the bricklayers in Seattle was good
enough for them in Kverett. He furth
er stated that if union bricklayers did
iot da the work, scabs would, and that
it was to the best interest of organized
labor in this city to have union brick
layers in this work. This is a surpris
ing statement to come from a high offi
cial of an international and we wonder
where he got his conception of unionism
: Tula argument could just a* logically be
ApplM to every 1 lit of upon slio|i work
iii the United State* aad II it wna put
into practice, where would tee Inula
union movement hind: Are we to nil
deratand that B» mutter how seabhy a
job niiir be to ,it her t raden it is fair to
! bricklayer* if their union is recognized v
the strength of our movement lies ia
concerted net ion by the different trades
involved in any given piece of work.
W hat must we think of an intermit ion
al that waives aside the contentious of
a sister cratt as of no importance a
long a- they receive their own craft con
The Sympathy of all local union men
are with the local bricklayer* union, who
have a true conception of the ohhga
tion they owe to their fellow workers
in other crafts, and not to the interna
tional that would brazenly scab a joh te
I give their own members employment.
No. 13.

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