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The labor journal. (Everett, Wash.) 1909-1976, May 13, 1909, Image 1

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age through these columns.
Union Made Goods
Has made the Barron Furni
ture Co. a success. In Union
made goods we get good hon
est values, goods made up by the
countries most skilled mechan
ics. That is why the Barron
Goods are dependable.
Bear in mind that we like to extend our lib
eral credit plan to Union people.
Barron Furniture Co. Inc.
Both Phones 304
2815-17 Colby Aye. Everett, Wn.
Call for them
Have You Tried the
It is tin ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good as the name.
Union Made Shoes
For the Whole Family
Ask For
Huiskamp Bros. Shoes
For Women and Children
Ask For
Brennan Shoes
For Men
1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162.
First Class Tailoring
Everything Union Made
City Dyes Works
Panama and Soft Hats
Cleaned and Blocked
2U2.P Rockefeller Aye.
rhrmeoi sunset HO, ML 164 Y.
Devoted to the Interest
Gaining Ground Daily In
Their Fight For the
There may havebeen longer struggles
!n thehlstory of thelabor movement of
America, but none morestubbornly con
tested than the fight of the United
Hatters againstthe Hat Manufacturers'
association. There have been many eon*
tests where defeat 1" the union forces
spelled disaster, but none before where
defeat meant practical annihilation of
thi" union involved. The United Batters
are winning and they deserve to win,
for tin' magnificent fight they |>ut up
even if there were no principles Involved.
We lit tb' realize the odds they faced at
thebeginning of this fight to save their
label, tin- only real protection they bad.
Tlic injunction asked for and obtained
by the Loewe Hat company in the Dan
bury case had left them high and dry
on the rock of financial ruin. Their In
ternationa] treasury Was tied up. The
little homes of theindivdual members
11 ikl even their savings bank accounts
i.'ii of the courts, If the final tribunal
ion of the couit». If the final tribunal
decides against them everything must
Pretty hard to sacrifice everything you
have in the world jusi because you told
your fellow workmen throughout the
country that a certain firm was at
tempting to tear down what you had
labored so hard to build up and asked
The council met in regular session
Wednesday evening, with President
Rourke la the chair.
The credential) of Harry Thompson,
delegate from the Cooks and Waiters,
were accepted and delegate obligated and
Communication was received from the
Typographical union ot Tacoma protest
ing against the appointment of Lincoln
A. Snow den as state librarian on ac
count of his well known antagonism to
Union labor. Council cone urred in the pro
test and ordered the secretary to tor
ward the same to Governor Bay,
('iimmiinicat ion was received from
Busiaesi Agent Doyle, of the Seattle
Centra] council, promising all possible aid
in the fight ou the unfair Mitchell hotel
of this city.
Communication from the Allied Metal
Trades department of the A. K. of &
urging the formation of a section in
this city, was referred to the committee
on organization and visiting unions.
Reports by unions:
Shingle Weavers-One initial inn; very
large attendance.
Plumber* Good meeting; heard de
tailed report of the delegate to the
Northwest assoeiat ion.
Ijiundry Workers Two initiations.
two applications, two nt Inatatsroonts
Cooks and Waiters Two initiations;
Changed their night of meeting to see
and and fourth Tuesday in hall Xo. 3.
Mathers One initiation.
Painters Two initiiations.
Pngini'ers (hie initiation.
BartottdsfS Making active campaign
for tlio monthly button, lVn't forgot to
ask for it.
Building Trades Oosnseil Instructed
secretary to write for constitution and
'information of the building trades de
pal t ment of the A. V. id' U
Carpenters Three initiatiene, one Iff
\ M|H-ial eonnnitte'e of lliriv was ap
pointed to investigate report Oil lireaeli
of faith in certain of the laundries in
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, tmujsiuv. ,\m i:. \:mi
your fellows not to buy any more
Loewe hats.
Following the decisions of the various
courts that labor organizations were
... .
"conspiracies in restraint "i trade and
amenable to the ami trust provisions
of the Sherman law. came the direct nt
tack of the manufacturers' association
upon the label. Van Cleave ami his satel
lites had it all figured out. The legal
status of labor unions had been estab
lished. They were outlawed. Their union
treasuries were liable in seizure: the
funds of theindividual were liable to
seizure. There still remained one power
ful weapon of defense, however the
union label. Could they but destroy this,
the whole fabric of trades unionism musl
fall to the ground. So the United Hatte -
were chosen as the first object of at
tack iii tbe label destroying campaign.
Some people wondered why a weaker,
organisation was not chosen. It would
have been an easier fight for the Man
ufacturers' association and a gradual at-1
tack would have attracted less notice
and therefore met rith leas resistance
on the part of union men and women.
But the manut'aetu!. i s were intoxicated
with power. Did the} not have the whole
power of the courts bobittd them! Was
not organized labor ivhipped to a. fraz
zle in the late poll rial campaign, anil
consequently demorali ed! Was not pub
lie sentiment behind c cry for an open
shop and an equal opportunity for
American workmen.' So itwas decided
to strike one powerful blow at the union
label. To wipe out one of the best
the city and report tck at next met
Special attenttion >va- called to the
Blue Label of tie igarmakers' union
and the fact thai comparatively few
home made cigar- \\, ailed for. It Is
eevry union man's due who u-es to
bacco to call for a ho up made cigar and
thus give work to cigar makers.
Meeting adjourned until next regular
The Mtlkiltco Shu le \Yeavel-' local
No 71 will give the!l ir-t aniiunl ball in
Mukilteo on Saturd evening. May 1"..
Splendid music from Kverett ha- been
ssealed and the boy of the mill city
are going to give wrvhody a go.hl
time. The launch V one will leave the
Kverett dock at s i, returning after
the dance. A large igatioa of Everett
weavers should attet and help lo make
this initial bull a hi: suceeaa, A limited
number of ticket- ar< an sale at the La
l>or Temple cigar si nd,
The union men gi illy ihould 1-'
the free employ incut uireau at the city
lull. It i« doing tie work under the
management of Brother r'is'lter. himself
a union num. and rli -erves to succeed
Over three hundred i litioni were filled
by this office last month. It II run on
the si|uurc. and when they send a mill
out to a job the a int can 'i-t a
lllfcd 'he job js tin l ' for him. The man
ngement has kept gi I faith with the
unions and always i - tor a union man
when a position |a . n in any line of
work where an Ofgnni at ion exists. Tell
your friends about ti l- fUmmt and that it
doe-nt cost them a 11 nt to get a job.
Ask fur the button when you \>it I
ih ink emporium. li Jou ilon't find it.
of Organized Labor
I known of nil labels would strike terror
to the hearts of all members of organ
ized labor and the rest would bo easy.
'Ii i- just the way a general in an army
i would plan; he would moss his forces
and attack the stronghold of the enemy
hoping by one decisive defeat to demor
alize the entire contending forces. So
the hat manufacturers declared war
upon the Hatters' label and twenty
thousand union men and women were
[locked out. Then it was that the man
ufacturers were treated to the surprise
of their lives. Those brave men and wo
men, their spirit unbroken by the a*
. saults previously made upon them by
the fjoewe Hat company, stood up and
gave back blow for Mow. As their lim
ited would permit they estab
i lished their own factories and ran them
three shifts a day. They sent out a cry
to their fellow unionists for aid. From
every part of th< untry echoed back
1 the answer "we are coming." The A.
IF. of L. levied an assessment upon every
one of its two million and a half of
members. From the rocky coast of
Maine to the state of Wash
ington and from the Canadian border to
the everglades of Florida came answer
in? echoes of sympathy and hope and
generous donations of financial assist
ance. The right against the label has
proven a 1 merang. for no union nun,
will tomh a scab hat now for love nor
money. Here and there factories are ca
pitulating and taking back tho union
hatters. A sweeping victory has just
[been won over the Woodbine lint com-1
The Boston Union Music Publishing
company has secured the riiri ■ t from
George \V. William-, secretary-treasurer
i>f the International Stereotypers 1 and
Electrotypers' iwion, to publish bis
greatest success in marching songs, THE
UNION LABEL GUARD, which i> ded
icated i" the American Federation of La
It i- th ie grand musical noise of
the day and the hit of the season, It
Ist.nt- with ,i drum solo and every mil
of the drum Is a boom for the union
| label. Here i- the chorus:
Then ii'- march, march, march away.
\\e'i, ,ai the march bom ev'ry day.
Our onward progress naught can stay,
i ..„,._, «of( if bard.
\o matter how the foe we meet.
! <>ur members never tear defeat,
Or bugles* ever -mind retreat
To i in-: r\io\ i.\in-i. <a \i:n
The price of thi- song i- l"> cents, .and
for every long sold at that price.
through the Boston poatoffice, I«>x Jiiiis.
vve agree to! pay to the I'nited Hatters
of \oith America, ."> cents, until their
strike i- Settled, ami after that to some
other union in trouble, a- long as our
-ah-- last.
Sympathy expressed bj prose, poetry
or song is but hot air. utiles- backed up
hy ,ash, to to all lovers of fair eondi
tions tor the working man ami woman
»c invite you to help boom the I'nion
Label and the Hatters by having a copy
oi rill: l \lo\ i.AMKI. GUARD,
rill. itosin\ UNION MUSIC PUB-
I!. 11 BAXUDV, Manager.
l*. o. Bos MM. Boston, MMa,
Live n copy of tlio Journal to jour
non union fHcmkl and auk him tn aub
- rile fur flic pa-wr that stands s.piare
ly for the interests of the man who
p.my. a large concern doing business iv
Woodbine, N. J., in which the union
won every point in controversy. The
union factories are taxed to their ut
most capacity, while the association fac
tories are losing money and giving
ground everj day. It i- a splendid trib
ute to the bulldog grit of the United
Hatters, and yet the victory will not l>c
theirs alone. When the right to the
union label on union made goods -hall
he again conceded hy the hat inanfac
tiiicr-. a- it i- going to he. much of the
credit must he awarded to the aroused
minds and hearts of the great body ot
organized labor. Nothing can withstand
the action of the laboring people when
they u-e their power intelligently and
collectively. When we forget our sense
less bickerings over non-essentials and
our childish jurisdictional disputes and
set our united forces to work to achieve
any one thing, no court decree nor ju
dicial enactment horn in ignorance and
hatred and nourished in prejudice can
-top that one thing from coming to
Will we profit by thi- lesson and
hold what we have gained, or. the imme
diate necessity for united action passed,
slip back again into a lethargic sleep, to
await the next terrific onslaught of or
ganize: capital! The hatred and viru
sented bj Van Cleave and his ilk will
not be ipiieted and if beaten In the Hat
ter- struggle will break out again in
some new quarter. "Eternal vigilance is
the price of safety."
be a serious ti«- n|> occurred at the high
school building the bitter part of last
iced to employ union men only, as tar as
thej could l btained, This promise has
11 tie-up was not because of any griev
ance against the head contractors. The
trouble arose over the employment of
non-union wiremen bj the Settle Elec
tric company, which had the lighting
Contract, The Seattle concern employs
nothing but non-union men and sent
four of their wiiciucn onto the work.
They were interviewed by the local
union representatives and positively re
fused to join the union or to abide by
union regulations, Upon this refusal
ever) craft at work upon the building
laid down then tools and walked off the
job, The matter was immediately taken
up bj the Building Trades council and
the \\ ire men's union, the erafl mainly
Involved in the controversy in an at
tempt at settlement. The foreman of the
non union w irenien niter thinking the
matter over evidently concluded that .lis
cnstlon Was the better purl of valor and
consented to hold a parley. The men were
ordered back to work pending a final «et
ilemetit. and after some argument the
wiring idem in agreed to make npplica
lion [of membership in the union and let
hi- non union help go. this arrangement
eras saiiefaetofj and the work is aas>
c ling ns before the trouble with strict
ly union men in all departments of the
Is the official organ of the Trades
Council, and is read by the labor
ing men and women of Everett.
City of Smokestacks
Sees Great Growth
—Writ c r Tells of
City in Early Days
—Has Far Out
stripped the Dreams
of Even Its Found
Tbe easterner accustomed to slower
development in the growth of a. city,
views with amazement tbe tilings Lhat
he finds here when he is told that a
de a 1" ago the whole peninsula on which
the city rests was a forest primeval,
Thai a city could grow industrially and
commercially in a span of eighteen years
:to such substantial proportions seems In
| credible, and insensibly tbe stranger in-
I quires for the Aladdinn lamp. True,
there have been many cities which, as if
touched by an enchanted wand, have
grmwn up over night, but In each in
stance there ha- been some lucky turn
of the wheel of fortune which has been
the secret of ti.cn existence—the sudden
; discovery of gold, for instance, with the
consequent mad rush of people. To no
; luck or chance doc- t i| P city of Smoke
stacks owe jt, present position but to
the foresight and sagacity of a few men
; who built it - cornerstone and to the grit
aid determination of those who came to
the young city and bung on through
thick and thin.
Manj pen- far more gifted than tbe
one guided by the hand of the writer have
written the hisory of Everett with its
| many interesting incidents. Yet each one
, but adds to the romance of the story —
t for i' i- a romance. Deadly prosaic at
times pei haps, and no one need wonder
if those men who went through the days
of famine which came upon the strug
gling city fail to see tbe romantic tide
°t i'- But a- t'ne mountains seem to !>.
the crowning masterpiece of Nature's
handicraft, so does the buiidiug of a
modern city seem to he the masterpiece
of man'- efforts.
It was in the spring of 1892, if ] rP
member rightly, that I first saw the
new oitj Father and I had come up
the river from Marysville in a row boat
and walked across the peninsula to the
bay. Hewitt avenue then was mostly
imagination, a muddy, miry trail full of
stumps and roots. The woods were
heavy and but little of the topography
of the land could It sen. I think I shall
never forget the magnificent sight that
greeted us, however, when we skirted
the hill and neared the edge of Port
Gardner bay. It was nearly sunset and
ih '' 1 -" al -•; len ball of fire, hung
low over tin water as if loath to make
the plung.' and disappear. Sharp and dis
tinct the mighty mountains of the Cas
cade range lay to the eastward while the
Olympics stood sentinel across the wa
ter. North and south lay the forests,
boken beer and there by clearings where
buildings were soon to appear as if by
isl ..tt shore so near one might al
mcfii toss a pebble to her deck—lay a
ship at anchor. I remember how impress
ed i was with, the beauty of the scene,
but my father, hard beaded and practi
cal, -.lid to me: Son, here some day will
be a great eit} No other spot in all this
Sound country it *o gifted by Nature as
thi- Immense mills and factories will
" 1 some time and with the com
ing oi the i-aih...id immense traffic will
flow in and out . : here.
From the verj first it was seen that
thi- was t.. be a manufacturing city.
There was watei *"~ in inknStssi and the
genius of il mpire builder, .1. j". Hill,
was bridging chasms and aa*>dnla,| moun
tain- in hi- all conquering march to deep
water terminals on the Pacific eoaat
[he strong-jawed, iron-willed men—
for ih,.-,- ~ie the kind of mp „ j t
to have their haerie- and break the ties
of years to found a new- city in an al
most unknown nniintij tjsjlMad and
hoped and li 1 ami builded. The nail
works weni up those immense buildings
at the foot ot Pacific avenue, some of
which still stand, mute witnesses to the
devouring maw of the modern trust. The
barge wo,ks were erected near the lo
cal ion where the smelter now stands.
Ocean eomnier.v was to be revolution
ised In the bulldrng <>f the whaleba, k
style ot resael which no atortn could
wre.k no, gnli founder. I remember
when (he ftrst of her type we westerners
had n,r seen, the (harles \Vetm„,.
' ime roiUSd tin Horn through the StrsJU
into Puget Round and tied up at Ever
ett She was the eighth wonder of the
world to ,i- jrnw youngters, and when
"at siren whisti,. Wimed out iv
aahTte are jumped as if « ton of dvna
mite had l>een discharged in our imme
diate vicinity
md they w.,e tohnj to build tho*e
won lerfol betjita here in Evertt. One was
built h.-re, ~r the assenilded parts put to
get he, a„d it was a gala day in Ever
ett wh.ti her namesake the ( in of f.v
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