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VOL. xix.
The Mattress Proposition
Run, Your Arm la A*s
Barron Furniture Co., Inc.
2815-17 Colby Aye., Everett
Union Made Shoes
Huiskamp Bros. Shoes
For Women and Children
Brennan Shoes
Call for them
Wm. Blackman
It is an ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good ns tlio nam6.
"Kneeland" "Aider*. Walker ft Wilde"
Stacy Adams <& Co.. All Union Made
Home Shoe Store
Ind. I'hone 21IX.
"The House of High-Class Entertainment.
Continuous Performances. Admission lOcts
For the Whole Family
Ask For
Ask For
For Men
Have You Tried the
Union Made Shoes
For the Whole Family
Shoes and Oxfords
$2.50. $3.00. $3.50
$4 up to $6
Will buy Just
What You Want
"Owned in Everett"
Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162.
UM Hewitt Aye.
Devoted to the Interest
Building Exchange Draws
In Its Horns
The Builders' Exchange, of Seattle was
originally farmed ns a union busting or
ganisation pine and simple. Its mem
bers reasoned that with the influx of
Eastern craftsmen and laborers incident
al to the coining exposition the onions of
Seattle could be overwhelmed anil bent,
on down Mild the open siiop policy firm*
ly established in thai city. While the
failure of this attempt is no surprise
to union men who know the class of
men who work under open shop condi
tions, it has been a painful surprise to
the members of the Builders' Exchange.
That they have failed utterly tn their
union busting campaign is shown in the
following article, taken from the Seattle
fJnion-Reoord of hist week:
After trying to ge( ft long for mora
than two years mi an tMn shop plan
of conducting their business, and adver
tising all over the country for non-union
workmen, flooding the city with incom
petents, and in other ways working
hardships upon the mechanics of Se
attle, the Builders' Exchange has at last
confessed defeat and acknowledged Unit
Ihe only place to secure competent work
men is through the channel of organised
labor, They do not say all this, hut
their actions is a confession of it. The
Unions in the building trades have not
attempted to retaliate iii any way. feel
big certain the business seti-c of the ma
jority of the members of the exchange
would sooner or later result in the nian
nor in which it did last Tuesday evening.
The harm dona the men hauls and the
members of the exchange who desired
to he fair can not be estimated. Hun
dreds of thousands of dollars have been
lost to Seattle by tin- blind policy pur
sued mill the only people benefited were
the few eastern contractors who came
to get the cream of the building in Se
attle prior to the opening of the fair
and 'have taken their profits to the
points floin which they came. The adop
tion of the following resolution was
merely a matter of form, for what' it
permits has been in practice for months:
"Be it resolved, l>y the Builders' Ex
change of Seattle that we favor the es
tablishment and maintenance of tlio open
shop in every department of the build
ing industry of Seattle and its vicinity
and will supply our members with open
shop workmen and otherwise support to
any reasonable extent every member of
this exchange in endeavoring to conduct
his business in accordance with the prill
ciples of the open shop, but every mem
ber of this exchange shall be free, as
far as the exchange is concerned, to em
ploy on any job any class of workmen
that he may desire."
Mr. Saunders, assistant secretary of
the exchange, sent the following state
ment in connection with the resolution:
'•.Much misunderstanding and differ
epce of opinion appear to exist among
members of the exchange, outside con
tractors and other interested parties in
regard to the real objects of the exchange
and its attitude on the open shop ques
tion, and the object of the individual op
tion resolution mentioned S&OVe is to re
move as far as possible such niinuihlcr
standing and difference of opinion ami
to harmonize the altitude of the ex
change on the open shop question with
the practice of its members."
The misunderstanding and difference
of opinion has been emphasized more
than QRca in the meetings of the ex
change when it lx-ciimc necessary to in
demnify some concerns for losses sus
tained on work through the employment
of men who knew as little about the
work they represented themselves eapa
hie of doing ami what they were really
aide to do. Again the bOCUS I Vetera of
payments on contracts where one bid
der place a high bid and the others wen'
not allowed a look in, but received their
divvy out nl the net profits was a source
of annoyance and misunderstanding.
Hi real purpose of the adoption of
the new rule," said W. It. Saunders, 'is
to make the*exchange broader and big
ger than it was before. The adoption
of the rule does not mean any change in
policy but will legalize a practice which
mem bean x>f the exchange have l>eon fol
lowing for Several months.
'We hope now to lw> able to enlarge
the membership ~f the exchange and
adopt mciiy new features. luefc ni go
with nioS( other httrge builders' exchanges
in this country."
It is not surprising that the poHey
has lieen changed.
While the rule binding every member
of the exchange to an open .shop policy,
adopted when the open slmw program
was inaugurated had never been repeal
ed or withdrawn, mid although many
mcmlicrs of the exchange employed open
shop crews, it has been known that
-.line members disregarded the rule and
employed union workmen on portions of
(heir work. Violation of the open shop
rule during the past year has resulted
ill the expulsion of several contractor«.
nf late, however, the vu'r lias not been
strictly enforced,
One of the principal i i.sons for the
adoption of the resolution was to en
able the exchange to do tvnrk tlial as a
strictly open shop organization i; was
unable to accomplish, owing 1., the Ina
bility of the members to secure compet
ent workmen, for which reason several
large contracting firms would not affil
late. Init who it i- expected will HOW
become active members oi tin organise
I ion.
The members of the cxi mge who sun
ported the program adopted state thai
the exchange is now free to follow on!
the work for which it wns originally or
ganised, Imi which it was unable in ac
complish owing to t'be In '. of support
from contractors and ujthei who were
not in sympathy with . vigorous open
■hop policy.
Labor Journal Will Aid Candidates in the Campaign
"There'll he < i time in tin' old
town" from June Ot Ii lo l!H h when that

grea) fraternal orde the VVoodmen of
the World, hold their hig carnival in this
city. The Woodmen always hit a fast
clip in anything they l out to do and
this coming attraction will be one con
tinuul whirl of merriment and fun. 'the
California -treei gin.l are admirahlv
adapted for carnival purposes, being in
the most central par; ol the city and will
be the scene of ten d ivs celebration thill
will eclipse anything >f its kind evei
before attempted in verett. The al
tractions on the grounds will be some
thing new and mam art ling and orig
inal stunts will he died off by thi
company that has tin oneession lor tin
amusement feature- >.mv Kaatern via
itors are expected i ke advantage ol
this chance for a side rip from Scat t:
and Everett will no ih'iibt be throngo
with people during carnival period
Tho W. O. \Y. coiiiini l tee which has tin
I celebration iv charge i. ire been fortun
ate in aeeuring 111■ • a--Stance <>t V, M
I I'ollow. who ha- 1m 1 nanv year*' ex-,
patience in handling at fairs «*f that kind.
One of the niosi interesting features
will be the crowning .if the Carnival
Queen. An exciting three-cornered con
test for queenly Ii • ■■ la now on U-
I,ween young ladies i Kverett. Each of
these fair oontestauts 'has hosts of
friends and admit, and as the rival
ry grows keen there "ill bo a lively eon
fliet for the eoveteil nor. Voting for
these candidates wiil he earriejl on until
the first of June, when the one receiv
ing the highest nillllliei' of votes will re
ccive a $3.50.00 pi mm lis a prize. Votes
are one eeni apie • - no one i- barred
from aiding one oi Ihe other of I hose
charming young ladies to win the grand
piano and the eoveteil position as Queen
of the woodmen Carnival. 'Hie unions,
the Order of Owls and the W. O. \V each
have a Candidate and the cotite-l prom
ises to be spirited Miss Freeman, a
waitresses and a nieinlier of the Cooks,
and Waiters' union i- tho union candi
date. Miss Hazel i mipbeß, doughtei of
the proprietors of tie il V. restaurant, i
the ehoiee of the I: hetrhood ot Owls
Miss Julia Moody i nee of Mrs, II P,
Wh irteubv lienrs the dors oi the W .
o. \v. If the editor ot the Journal bud
his «ra| he'd crown them all queen, as
any one of the-,- rharming young ladies
would fill thai position with grace and
dbjnity. Only .me ot them can win
of Organized Labor
Unions' Candidate for Queen of
W. O. VV. Carnival
Lands Women of Refine
ment in English Jails.
'the fate thai has overtaken several
English suffragettes who attempted to
present a petition to Premier Asquith,
is considered a subject for mirth by the
ribald, but in reality is not amusing.
Four or live women of high station
! are sentenced in jail for a month for a
performance that should nol be count*
c.| an offense, in any country w here free
however, so it i- up lo tho friends of
these contestants.
The Labor Journal i- interested in this
contest and we are going to help these
voting ladies to get votes. Listen, and
we'll tell you bow we are going to do it.
We are going to give away votes with
every subscription to this paper brought
ill by one of these three young ladies.
I'.iiug iii the name of a new subscriber
to the Journal for six months with 50c to
pax for the sub-ci ipioii and we'll give
the candidatethat brings if in, ten votes.
For a subscription to the Journal for one
year with $1.00 in cash we will give the
candidate twenty-five vote-. Thi- offer
i- going to hold good during the life of
this Carnival Qusnn contest. Here is
a chance, girl-, lo give your friends value
received for their money and to pile up
Votes for v ourselves. You")l be sur
prised lo tind how many people will
want to aid you in winning and will
give you a subscription for «ix month- or
a year to this paper. We'll keep our
I word. Twenty-five vote- for gaen year
|j subscript ion and ten votes for each
-ix monfhi subscription. 'the only con
dition we make is thai the new names
and the subscription price Is- brought
!to the Journal office by the candidate
| and we will turn the pronii-el number of
votes over to them.
One of theae girls is goinng to win and j
it is worth working for. <io in and
hustle and the Journal will lulp you if
the bnemeea manager ha* to -it up night -
bo rount out votes for you.
h»i:Tl. \SD. April mX The lernet
Svr\ lee i- making a thorough study of
tho utilization of tlio products of the
forest, and of the lumber and wood us
iiiK industries and markets of this dis
trict. In time a report will be had from
every considerable wood manufacturing
establishment in both state- Kach mar
ket i- studied with reference to thi spe
cies fond, the use of the woods, the
source of supply, the distribution of the
mnuufaci uted Wood products, prices and
genet..: market conditions Hiese sta
tist ies should Ivc of decided value to all
wood users and should promote the w id
e-l and most ,v. nomieal utilization of
forest products.
institutions are more than a fiction.
W hen it becomes a crime to attempt to
present a petition to the officers of a
government, thai government is less lib
eral than the regime of Henrj \ 111
Henry had a weakness for burning and
beheading people, but he would at least
listen to what they had to say, and
there is no record thai he ever ordered
anybody to the stake for handing him a
It' the arrest of these women is ainus
; ing. the laugh i- on the blunderers who
caused the arrest-, and who arc responsl
I hie for the jail sentences. The women
involved have the true spirit of martyr
dom, showing that their faith in their
cause is sublime, whatever others may
think of thi' cause, It i- no joke to a
I woman of refinement and culture to
Ibe imprisoned and to pick oakum, and be
• objected to the rule- which govern OUt»
llaws and outcasts. The women might
avoid going to jail by paying a fine or
giving bond, but they will consent to no
compromise. They believe that their
own sufferings will advance the cause
and attract sympathy, and they are not
mist aken.
At pre.cut the average Englishman
looks upon the suffrage crusade as a
joke, and he laugh- when the leaders are
arrested because the other fellows laugh.
The Briton i- slow t• > absorb a joke
and slow to get over the effects of one.
but he is fair ami ju-t. and one nf these
days it will dawn upon him that it isn't
such an all-fired funny thing to send
good women to prison for imaginary of
; fenses, and then John Bull will put a
-lop to that -"ii nf thing, and women
I will get what they want and what they
I are ent it led to.
Ii took the Briton a couple of centur
ies to see that it did no g 1 tn burn
I men and women at Smithfield; and a
good (leal of lime may elapse before he
understands fully that no good is served
by the Imprisonment of men. but tin
realization will come to him sooner or
later, and then these women who arc en
during sn much for their faith nowadays
will no longer be considered fit subjects
for merriment.— < Emporia Gazette.
Ai last tli" real biggest engine in the
world has been found, and quite appro
priately by a resident of i hicago. Ws
have heard of the Sinclair articulated
compounds, of Mallei compounds, and
ither giants of the rail. Listen to the
talc nf tlie man from (!hicago:
I am inspector of foreign boilers at
tho locomotive work-. I was traveling
through Africa some time ago, and san
the most powerful locomotive in the
world. I want to tell you about it. so
you pan know that they have larger en
gines i here than they have ben-.
Phis engine has five acres of grate
bars, four acre- of netting in the smoke
box. and it took a man a day and a
half to walk through the cylinders.
Every time the engine exhausts it rains
for twenty minutes afterward. There
an elevator that goes to the head
light 10 hoist the oil. as it requires five
barrel- of oil to fill it. U takes two
men forty-five minutes to light the sig
nal lamp.
The engineer ha* the X ray to watch :
for signals, and alter running six months
he goes blind. It takes two astronomers
with a powerful telescope to ice her go
ing, aud the glare nf the headlight can 1
be -ecu through .i hill one-half mile:
thick. It took nine carpenter- four
months to build the pilot.
They use a steam-shovel tn give her
coal. The tank holds twenty-seven car
load-, and every time the] wash the boil-j
er it i- nere—ary to drain the Suet
i seal. The pony wheel- are us large
a- an ordinarj turn-table, 'Hie round
house force holds a picnic in the fire box
every summer - I*. 1!. Magazine.
Sweeping Older Issued Against Chicago
Building Ttades.
One of the ino-t -weeping injunction*
ever i--nod in a labor ease, in Chicago
was granted by Judge Julian \\ . Mack
in the Circuit Court on April 11 to the
Chicago \|o-iai and Piling Oovpanj and
fifteen other tile concerns, restraining I
Martin It. Madden, the entire tssociet
ed Building Trade- and the striking Tile
Layers from interfering in any wa\ with
the btisine-s of the pel it inner*.
More than fifty of the more prominent
leaders ill the building trades arc named I
in the Writ, which restrains move than
MkjMO building trade- workeis. It pro
hibits -\nipatheli. striken, picketing.
spying. Intimidation and boycotting.
Judge Mack -truck out a clause in the
petition providing thai the defendants
lk> restrained from levying line- against
mem hers of any union who might refuse
to obey sympathetic strike order- or
other issues by hils'i o| ti. cil-
"I'no Supreme Court of Illinois ha- not
paaaed on this phase of unionism," he
Batimataa and hid- far aalallng the
aggerioi of the i.s»i>or Temple, two coats, j
will be received by tho secretary of thp
Everett Trade* Itußillig Aaan., by
ordei nf the Hoard of Directors. AH
bids -hullbl Im- -übmilled on ot before
Hag U. ltHXi.
Is the official organ of the Trades
Council, and is read by the labor
ing men and women of Everett.
Kverett Men Form New
Body in Northern City
Jim Ballew and Dave Watt, of the
Plasterer's union have just returned from
Bellingham, where they have been work
in:; for the past three weeks. They
lift behind them something that Bell
inghani unionists had not previously
known, in the shape of a full fledged
Building Trades Council. Bro. Ballew,
who j< vice president of the Everett
Trades Council is one of the most tire
less workers in the trade union cause.
He is a mail who "lets not his right
hand know what his left hand doeth," or
in other words doe- not parade his ac
tivity before the public, but in his quiet
effii lent way. he gets results. If he
knew what the editor is writing about
him he would be put out about it prob
alih a- he never seeks notoriety, but we
take advantage of this occasion to pay
tribute to a most zealous worker.
Thoroughly familiar with the Work
i tgs ••; the local council, they assisted
the Bellingham Building Trades to or
ganize along similar lines. The plasters,
fiarpenters, lathers, plumbers, eleetri-
cians hoisting engineers, and structur
al iron workprs formed the new body
and tin- sheet metal workers and brick
layers have promised to affiliate a little
on. Tlo v adopted the querterlv
button system which works so success
fully here. ,\ business agent was placed
in the field, and the members levied a
temporary assessment of 60c per capita
tn get -• irted finan ially and maintain
the business agent.
Bro. Ballew says the boys in our
neighb a., city are alive and very en
thusiastic and tic- newly elected officers
oi the Building Trades Council are tak
ing hold nf the work in an intelligent
and energetic manner. The new organ
ization will aid the movement in Bell
inghaui immensely ami we wish the boys
It does not matter that the Cre
ator I -own with stars "tTie tiehi*
of ether and docked the earth with count
" beauties for man's enjoyment. It.
locs n i ■ that air and ocean teem
with the wonders of innumerable forms
of life to ■ h nge man's admiration and
investigation It does not matter that
nature spreads forth all her scenes of
beauty and gladness and pours forth the
melodies of her myriad-tongued voices
for man's delectation. If liberty is os
tracised and exiled, man is a slave, and
the world roll- in space and whirls
around the sun a gilded prison, a, domed
dunge a, and though painted in all the
enchanting tes that infinite art could
command, it most stand forth a blotch
amidst the shining -pheree of the side
real heavens and those who cull from
the l nations, living or
dead, their flashing phrases with which
strophize Liberty, are engaged in
perpetuating the most stupendous de
iges have known. Strike
d' : «u liberty, no matter by what subtle
and infernal arl the deed is done, the
spins i of humanity is sundered and
the world is paralyzed by the indescrib-.
Strike the fetter- from the slave, give
him liberty, aud he becomes an inhabit
ant of a new world. He looks abroad
and beholds life and joy in all things
iround him. His soul expands beyond
all boundaries. Kmanctpated by the
Genius of Liberty, he aspire- to com
munion with all that is noble and beaut i
f il. and feels himself allied to all the
order of intelligence
and walk- forth redeemed from
animalism, ignorance and superstition, a
new being, throbbing with glorious life,
Eugene V. ivd.s.
I steamer I olograph, owned by the
Oregon and Washington Steam Naviga
tion Co.. which made a great record while
"ii ' he I olumbia river for speed and aaa
w••■ i (one —,i»at 110 -v miner Iron Works
undergoing extensive alterations. New
condensing engines are being installed
•ad othei alterations nuhSs which will
i'osl al lei- $ 10.(100 to complete. It i
in l lie u,.i k will be done by
the to- ! ■'■ w hen ahe will be placed
on ti.,- Everett Seattle nan to alternate
with the i in of Everett These two fa«l
-t eam.r- will give splendid aervice be
tweeu tlieae two eiues during the exposi
tion period and will be well patronized
bj the traveling public.
I wish to thank th« members of Ev-
Shlngle Weavers' Union for (heir
gansirnna mastitiption for my benefit,
i (Mag il possible tor me to remove
within) mnnlx i< > another climate in the
hope <>' regaining m\ health. I shall
sever forget them and their kind option.
No. 1(3.
i RED (' La BAIUt.

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