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advertising method than any ordin ary newspaper in com pa risen with circulation. A labor paper for ex ample, hairing l.'hOO subscribers is of nion' value to the. business man who advertises in it than ordinary papers with in.txx) subscribe™." VOL. XIX Everett's largest and most com plete HOME FURNISHING Establishment solicites your patronage on the broad basis of- "Courteous Treatment, Prompt Service and Best Values Obtainable" We trust all — Deliver goods. Charged prepaid and guaran tee satisfaction or your money back. Barron Furniture Co. 2815-17 Colby Aye., Everett MURRAY'S SHOE STORE Union Made Shoes For the Whole Family Ask For Huiskamp Bros. Shoes For Women and Children Ask For Brennan Shoes For Men MURRAY'S SHOE STORE 1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162. Call for them Have You Tried the Wm. Biackman Cigar It is an ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good as tho name. 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 THE LABOR JOURNAL The Official Paper of the Everett Trades Council The Largest Stock of UNION-MADE SHOES in Everett DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST KVERETT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 190!) WHERE YOU SHOULD SPEND YOVH MONEY Every Dollar You Spend With These Mer chants Boosts This Paper. h may be unethical to talk "shop" through the news columns of a paper) but necessity and ethics do not always travel well together. This is addressed in you, Mr. union man, We are going tn ask several favoea of you and the first one is that you read every word of this article. When you have finished, we think you will agree that wo are justified iii making this direct appeal In you. We are linn believers that the iiest way to obtain support from the I pic un anj proposition is to tell them iii plain Words what you want. and why jmi want it. We are) going to ask you to patronize as much as you can, the advertisers who use the Columns of this paper. And we are going to give you a few reasons why it is tn your interest to do sn. You demonstrated by the magnificent response to our appeal for subscriptions. you gave when we took the management of the .Journal, that you wanted a labot paper to remain in the field. We are trying to show our appreciation of that support in the quality ot' the reading matter we give you. \'o paper ran exist, alone on subscrip tion. It must havq'live advertising. You have made it possible for ns to prove ti> our advertisers that the Journal is a good advertising medium, because it reaches the working people of the city. We wanl i" hold these advertisers and I lii— ran be done it they begin to sec tangible result- from their investment In thfl, shape nf increased patronage. Dn you begin tn see the point? The bus iness man likes to know where his money does him the most good and it' he knows that you patronise him because he advertises in this paper he is going to eon-dor it a good investment, Another thing: No unfair firm will he allowed to advertise in this paper. Many of our advertisers make a spe cialty of union-made goods and take pains to attract your attention to them. Yon may -ay it is strictly a matter of business with them. Probably it is to a certain extent. Dollars and cents is the stimulating factor ill nearly every thing. You organize I" maintain and increase if possible, your daily wages. Mut the very fact that they are fair to organized labor and talk the merit of their goods to you through the medium of your publication, untitles them to your consideration. It doesn't cost much to mention the Jburnal to your merchant and to mention our advertsers to your friends. We publish below a list of the persons and firms who advertise in the Journal. It will pay you to look this list over. It will help the merchants and help us to keep the Journal on the firing line. And we'll all he happy. No -pirit of criticism actuate- us in pennng thrtse line-. lust a desire to show you in concrete form how you can aid your paper. The union people are not really indifferent to any phase of the union movement. Hut in the worn and work incident to the grinding out of a living, they don't study these things out. And that is why we have seen tit to depart from the usual order of thing- in the new- columns of this pa piy; to bring the matter of boosting and supporting the publication that -lands for your welfare to your at tention in a few plain words. Head this list of wide awake busl lies- people that want your trade. FURNITURE AND HOUSE FURNISH. INGS Barron Purnture Co.. $815-17 Colby. White a Baokett, 2914 Rockefeller. BOOTS AND SHOES Murray's Slim- Store. 1707 lle.witt. Home Shoe Store. IMS Hewitt. E. '/... the Shoeman, Hewitt. .Mm Goldthorpe, ims Broadway, TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES Imperial Tea Co.. 1407 Hewitt. CIGARS AND TOBACCO Win Hafcrkorn. 1681 Hewitt GROCERIES Ridgeway Grocery Co., 1318 Hewitt. W. F, Hall. Colby. BANKING Hank of Commerce. 1700 Hewitt. Kverett Trust 4 Savings Co., corner Hewitt ami Colby. OF ORGANIZED LABOR TRANSFER AND BAGGAGE Northern Transfer Co., 2f130 llrond way. I nion ["ransfer < o„ corner Grand and t alifornin, GENTS' FURNISHINGS Eager & desdahl, 1618 Hewitt Edward Wahl, mo? Hewitt Boston Clothing Co., Dorchester bldg. PAINT AND PAPER Huh Wall Paper Co., 2S-J'i Rockefeller.] Glob* Wall Paper Co., 1.">1., Hewitt. : Dobbs Wall Paper ami Paint Co., 29331 Colby, (I. McAllister, 2314 Hewitt. DRY GOODS W. P. Hall Dry Goods Co., Colb) Bldg. Chicago Outfitting Co., i in; Hewitt. SPORTING GOODS A. A. Baily, Ism Hewitt. MILLINERY Miss M. Johnson, 1717',. Hewitt. TAILORING The Broadway Cleaning Parlors, 283V/ t Broadway. P. Wagner. 2004 Hewitt. •I. 1.. Morrow . -_»!Mi7 How it i. REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE Re|iance Realty Co., \l*S'> Colby. Hudson & Booth. Scandia Hank Bldg. John Mcßae, Fobes Blk, Huhsaker & Rogers. 1717 Hewitt. FLORAL AND SEED W. Wftllmark, 1916".. Hewitt. PHOTOGRAPHS Brush Studio. 2801 Wetmore, PRINTING News Publishing Co.. Rockefell or. THEATRICAL (■ and Theat re. Kcenio Theatre. Dreamland Theat re. OPICAL Everett Optical Co., 1914 Hewitt. TIN AND SHEET IRON Andrew Eckstrom, i2sip Cedar. Broadway Sheet Metal Works. 293S Broadway. PLUMBING Il c. Brown, i:>>\ Hewitt. LIQUORS Everett Brewing Co.. 35th and Paine. Viaduct Saloon. -Jl lii Hewitt. TONSORIAL Everett Hath-. jvJl Wetmore, UMBRELLAS Foley's Umbrella store. 1807 Hewitt. COAL AND WOOD \. c. Little Fuel Co., corner Pacific and Virginia. ABSTRACTING Snohomish County Vbstrnct Co.. Wet-J nion- Aye. 1 UNDERTAKING AND EMBALMING .b in I-'. Jerrend 2939 Broadway. K. B. Chatlaeombe, 2818 Rockefeller. LIGHT AND POWER Evfcretl Rj*., Light ,V Water Co. WIRELESS WONDERS About seventeen years ago the Wis nurd of Menlo Park star led the, world by carrying on telegraphic communica tion between a moving train and sta tions along the railroad without any wire connection therewith, The system employed was to mount a hoard covered with tinfoil edgewise mi tin- oar roof. Tin- tinfoil formed pari of a local tele graph circuit, which inductively affected the telegraph wires that paralleled the bract, ami in this way the messages wcte made to "lean" from the train to the telegraph lines. The recent experi ments .on the l,ake Shore Railroad where messages were exchanged between an operator on a fast-moving train and operators in Toledo, KlMuirt. and Chi (•gal were of a different character; that in. the Hertzian waves wore used, which transmitted the messages directly to the receiving stations, ami not to the tele gra|*i wires along the track. The vnl tie oi such coniniunicat ion between trains and railway stations was illu.-trated at the very outset of tl xperiments. On one of the train- a truck broke nt sonic distance from Chicago, and hy means of wireless telegraphy a repair trait was called from Elkhart. —Scientif ie American. EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES FLEECE WORKINGMEN Legitimacy of the Business Destroyed by a Few Rapacious Men. The fe. employment office privately operated for private gain i- fact becom ing a public nuisance, which is stating the ease very mildly. The employment office should he. and. in some eases, is. a happy medium, between tin- working man "nut uf a job" and the employer "shy nf help." But human vultures have seen in this business a chance tn skin the laborer neatly and artistically with the chance nf punishment reduced tn a minimum and are fast crowding deecnt, honest men nut nf the business. There seems tn he no way tn reach them. Test eases of city ordinances regulating them have been taken to the courts and the hackneyed word "tin ■ constitutional" invoked successfully to beat the workingman. Stories have been told from time to time about the methods used to rob the job seekers and they have been more than mere ruinois. Cut it is a different mat ter to get the men who have been fleec ed to take legal -tops to defend them ! sehes. There i- no doubt that charges of "extortion" or "obtaining money under False pretenses" could la brought ami proven ii the average workingman did not fear the courts worse than he fears anything else. And that is the secret oi tin- employment man's graft. He know, that only men who are in I tight circumstances as -\ rule, turn to the j employment office- for a job. He knows j further that they will lose'their dollar ior two they have paid to him rather than complain to the authorities. And he uses ths knowledge to his own pe cuniary profit. I'll.- write: lias heard many stories from the men themselves of the treat ment they have received. Only last week a laborer came to the Journal office and told the following story. He had paid .Sl.."it) to a Seattle employment office for a job near Snohomish. A re ceipt for his money was given to him and a. letter to the Lumberman's Em ployment office of this city, the pro prietors of which wen-e to <o\\il him out! to the job. ile was blunth told that I there was no such job for him. He then asked that the lee be returned to 1 him. This was refused. The proprietor then asked the man for his receipt or ticket from the Seattle office and upon receiving it threw it in the stove. the laborer wanted to know what he could do. The writer sent him to chief, Marshall to whom he told the same story. The chief was impressed with the straight, forwardness of the man's story and sent him to prosecuting At torney Hell. Mr. Roll refused to prose cute the case, claiming lack of corrobor ative evidence. Thi- is only one of the many, many ■ mst auces that have conic under the ob ; -t nation of the police department. Chief Marshall has had continual trouble with the owner of thj employment office and a short time ago was given the promise of the member* of the city council that they would refuse to Issue trim a li I ecus,.. When it same t<> a showdown councilman Philips wa* the only man (who stood pat for the interest of the working people. An opinion by the city attorney that they could not refuse thi application for a license stampeded them like a flock of sheep. And the tortuous twis'tings of a law that compels the city council to issue a Ilicense to a man that will outrage all i sense of decency and justice is beyond i the understanding of anybody but a i; law yer. It his been -aid ninny times, although J it might he difficult to prove the us-er tiim. that a Systematic game is worked between a great many employment of fices and mill foremen or yard Superin tendent*. According to stories told by 'laboring lmfi. this is how the game is' worked: A foreman sends to an em ploymeut on ice for men. The men pay their dollar and are sent to the job.: They work two or three days and are laid off and the foremen sends to the agency («>r another batch. This process continues lartaf laltal/ ami Mm money (utid to the agencies for the jobs is w%aah.nl up. HYw of tlio iiaaan of the phut* of this practice know ahout it or would count franco it. Manx foremen are above such ilc-picahlf methods of fattening their The merchant who does not ad vertise at all may or may not bo your friend, fellow-worker, but it is ii foregone conclusion that he who libera 11 v patronizes the columns of all other papers and refuses to ad vertise in the labor paper, is not looking for the workingman'a pat ronage, does not wish it, nnd is not desirous of your friendship. I hank accounts, hut it is undoubtedly true that enough of them do work the game to make it a lucrative proposl t ion. It is a common habit nf unscrupu lous employment agencies tn advertise jobs that never existed and sell the same job in a half dozen different men. As was stated before in this article, only men at the lowest ebb financially or strangers in a strange land, who do not | know where tn turn tn look for work, will patronize these offices. What can he mure mean or conteinptuoua than tn fatten like a vulture off the; neces sities nl a laboring man. A state license law for employment agencies would protect the honest man in that business and thank Heaven there are some such men—and give tlio authorities power to discipline the dis honest ones or put them out of husi tioss. Tiio recent legislature refused to give us tins law. They could madly squander the people's money in extrava gant appropriations lint it wasn't worth while to proteel the humble laboring man who is down and out andatthe, mercy ol' these gentry. For the man who honestly engages in thi- business ami conducts it in a squsvre manner, we have no reproach. It is the aluise of the business that needs correc tion. If there is no law mi tin- statute hooks that will remedy evils, and in the absence of such law no step- can in- legally taken to curb their capacity, then public opinion must step in and do what the law cannot. Pub lic opinion, properly eoncetat rated, pan force these people to be good or go out of busness. They should not be allow ed to fleece tin- working people of their hard earned money and if nothing else will serve, the la-h of public -corn must be brought into use. RECENT APPOINTMENTS PORTLAND, <>>~.. April 22, The For est, Service ha- just announced the fol low im; appointments on National For ests in Washington and Oregon dis tricts: Guy P, smith, assistant foresl ranger on the Washington national forest: Sherman A. Brown, Earl Abbott, Carl M. Ewing, and Games tl. Looney, as sistant forest ranger on the l-'retn, -it national forest; Martin .1. Gribble, Clar ence 1.. Benson, F. W. Stalman, Marion Burlingame, O. s. Callison, George Led ford and ti. M. Talmage, assistant for est rangers on the Oregon national for est. Theodore K. Cadle has been restored to dot\ on the Fremont natonal forest) Deputy Forest Hanger John li. Sena cal and Assistant Forest Ranger, Roj E. Thomas, who have been on furlough have been restored to duty on the Oregon national forest; -lame- Allen, assistant forest ranger, who has been attending the ranger's course at the, diversity of Washington, ha- been restored to duty on the Washington national for est. The resignation of Maurice Hamilton, assistant finest ranger on the Washing ton national forest has been accepted. WOULD HELP SOME Atioriuw I), c. Lewis oi BelHnghara i- endeavoring to sec If it is not poaal hie to lut\e a clause inserted in the coining tariff hill to the effect that any manufacturing plant that pays for hon est and capable help less than two doll ars per day or that employs Asiatic la bor shall not n ive the benefits of the taritl law Every labor paper in the United States ought to clip this item and -tart the ball rolling. Mr. Lewi- says he fully realizes there is no power or authority vested in eon gre-- to saj what rate of wages wage earner- -hall receive, but doc- think .•ongro-- Ma find -mile Va]f out of the difficult} by Saying who can have the benefits of the law and who cannot. He nl-o -a\- there ought to be some penally attach)*! to factories receiving the benefit- ut the law that close down iu-t to squeeze the laboring men into submission. Maple Kalis Leader. No. 14.