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THE LABOR JOURNAL
Mention the Journal to thi merchant who solicits your patron age through these columns. VOL. XIX. Union Labels Mr. Union Man: Are you looking for goods bearing the mark of honesty- bear ing the mark of distinct ion. etc?. If so. you'll find more (Jnlon made goods al mil mammoth store than you can find elsewhere. We are careful buyers and study our purchases well. It lias been dearly demonstrated to us that in the Onion Made lines We yet belter values, and can therefore quote you better prices. Our term- to union people are pleasing. Ask about them. Barron Furniture Company, Inc. Both Phones 304 2815-17 Colby Aye. Everett, Wn. v in i o in made: Call for them nu CIGAR It is an ideal UNION MADE cigar, us good as the name. U IN I O IN MADE MURRAY'S SHOE STORE Union Made Shoes Huiskamp Bros. Shoes For Women and Children Brennan Shoes MURRAY'S SHOE STORE 1707 HEWITT AYE. GEO. ROSE First Class Tailoring Everything Union Made laiO HEWITT AYE. EVERETT, WASH. City Dye Works LADIES' AND GENTS CLOTHES STEAM OR DRY CLEANED Panama and Soft Hats Cleaned and Blocked 8023% Rockefeller Aye. It—Ml Sun-el MO, Iml. tttMV Have You Tried the For the Whole Family Ask For Ask For For Men Phones; Ind. 299 V, Sunset 1162. WORK CALLED ion and DELIVERED LADIES' WORK A SPECIALTY THE LABOR JOURNAL. THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Devoted to the Interest EDUCATION THE SECRET VAN CLEAVE QUITS JOB No Strength In Organ izations Without It | Organized labor has within it — <- 11~ the elements of success or of destruction. It mutters not how strong numerically we ni#y lie nor how large our treasury, it intelligence be lacking we will surely fail < or mil' ]mt*|>e i^-i■. Do \<>it know tin' reason that :i few men dominate the political, machine, or the financial sit mil ion. or the commercial situation? Because added to ambition they possess an Intelligent understanding of cause ami effeci in their particular line of effort. Because they have set themselves to work sys-: tematically to study the field in the line of endeavor they have chosen anil know! the reason why such and such a move ment w ill produce a certain effect. Il is nol idiinl guess work with thera thai make, thcni aide to dominate the situ ation, bnl knowledge of conditions. I Union men if they are ever to achieve real success in the emancipation of hard working surroundings must study and read intelligently. The struggle and per haps defeat of yesterday should teach a lessen today. An analysis of the mis takes of past struggles should tench us how to avoid them in the future. The world's brightest minds have recorded I for us on paper economic tint Iks and the 'history of labor's groping* toward the light. Do we read them and study them and try to apply the lessons taught to modern economic life? If we do not we have failed in the mosl vital factor of organisationi a proper understanding of the labor movement. There can be no strength without intelligence and no in* telligence without thought and study. There is no potent strength in just a mere mass of matter; there must be some underlying force to stir it into ac tivity. Neither is there any potent strength in I mere mass of men; there must be some intelligent force to Rive it power. That force is education coupled to ambition Which, when set in motion, will sweep the whole mass towards a well defined goal. Every union man should intelligently study the labor movement and when we do that every individual will be a potent, working force. Too many men reason "what is to lie. will be," or blindly follow the leader be he right or wrong, "Education is nec essary to organization, organization i> necessary to education and fraternity is the cause and effect of unity." EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Council met in regular session lust Wednesday evening with President Etourke in the chair. Credentials of Irving Benton, of the Musicians, weri' read and accepted. * Credentials of A. W. Btrstton, of the •arpcliters, were accepted and delegate obligated and seated. Report of special committee appointed to confer with the laundry workers was Accepted and the committee on organi zation was instructed to visit the union. Reports by unions: Painters—Bumped up against Seattle spirit. Union painters on (i. X. depot. Machinists Expect General Organiser Van l.cur. of district No. :t2. and Vice President Hannah will be in Everett in the near future. Electricians—Two applications, one mit iat ion. Cigar Makers Pour by card, one in itial ion. Engineers One application. Bartenders One initiation, one appli es-! ion. Carpenters —Five initiations] two ap plications, L-athera Eined a Seattle member for working on <•. N. depot. Delegates to the council do not hesi tate to express their feelings towards members of Seattle unions who »iii come here to work on an unfair job A committee WW appointed to devise ways and means for an open meeting in June to he addressed ley officials of the Mehinists' International, who will lie here during that month. A im preaa committee bm been aa pointed i<> bnU dose tor the shingle Weaver. Urn trials md tribulatioaa of tlu> bojM "ill up duly recordad anil tin i ■bm ara expected Ua Im' m than ipiixl hebavtm* >*» that the record will not he ton doleful. EVERETT, WASHINGTON*, I 111 RSDAY, MAY 80, 1000 <_O™C!V ? - **W---. -I--- THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN EUROPE Workingmen in Polities. (By the Rev. ( harles Stelr.lc. i There i- more Interest nn<] (greater ac tivity In politica In England among working people than there is in any other country thai I visited and they are making good. Alreadj the labor party in Great Britain has in t'ln■ house, of commons 31 members; but in addition tn these, the miners' union has elected jo members. These lalnir members co operate In all legislation which affects the interests of the masses of the people. The appointment of John Burns to the cabinet was a recognition nf the labor U\ me; In parliament. Even t'liough they are in the minority iii the house of com mons the labor members are often in a position to dictate legislation favorable Ito labor, because they frequently buhl the balance of power. It was due to the entrance of workingmen into the politi cal life of the nation Ill:tt the Tall Vale I derision was reversed. While probably two-thirds of the la bor members are so ialists, only one member of parliament was elected on the socialist ticket. The lalior members were elected Upon a bona fide trades union ticket. They are not dreamers, these men of labor. They are not working for the passage of a resolution which will ! sweep out of existence nil the prevailing ills in human society, meanwhile spend iiu,' their time simply in limitation, but they are opportunists, neoe| ting the next thing. It is in this way thai they are makins very decided progress. The bud net presented by the prime minister o! England and passed last wee], by parlia ment, which provides fur old age pen sions. opt-of-employment benefits and many other reforms, i- largely the result ; of the political agitation f the working men in (iieat Britain. The liberal policy adopted by the socialist trades union ists in ptrUarncat of seeking to ob tain these reforms. Un In one. has aroused considerable antagonism on the part of the extreme socialists who are led by Victor Gray-son, the representa tive o ft he socialist party in parliament. These exacted the representatives f the labor party who are socialists to fight exclusively for socialist measures and they resented the friendly relations which have been maintained with non- ; socialist labor M. P.'a and with the lib eral party generall; . As a result of this hick of confidence in that policy of the Socialist trades unionists the ablest leaders of the party, J, Ramsay Mac donaM, Keir Bardie,PhilipSnowden and Brace Glasler, \\i: iin a month resigned from the council of the independent la bor party, which is the socialist wing of the labor party and represents about 15 per cent of the trades unionists active ly engaed in the i itieal propaganda. Tn Germany the political movement among the workingmen is distinctively socialistic, although I was told by the leaders of the trades union movement t'iiat only about lii per cent of the or ganised workingnu n are members of the ■.iicinl-deniorrat party. Tow i- about the same percentage i I sdcialists, therefore, that is found anion" the trades union ists, although the ifferenoe in the sit nation is that the tier mans elect social ists as such to esent them in the rsiehstag, while i; England the repre sentatives of the irkingmen are bono fide trades unioni* - and the question as to their being socialists or not be log socialists i- 11 insisted upon. The matter of the Englishmen's socialism is purely personal, a- the question of his religion, Belgium contain- ne of the most ef fective political orjj nlzations among the working people in ay part of Europe, f-shoring under mi y disadvantages on secounl of the pre ous strength of the opponents of labor the Belgium tradesl unionists the co-op stives and the mu-1 tual insuraiiee societies are organised into a labor party which, how ever. Is | practically a socialist movement. FIREMEN'S CIRCUS WITH NORRIS & ROWF Tin' ever populai Morris A Rowo cir ICM is lulled to appear in Everett for two performancea, ifternoon and cran ing, anal k lug rtr ; parade in the morning. Young ami old always go to the circus and everybodv7 in Everett who lean raise the price I a ticket will be in I the lug tent when the show starts. The 'coming show will !•• something of a dc pnrtiim from iched dad paifaimanaea in that it will he nn.lei I lie auspices of tin' Kverett fire laddies A percentage of the receipts will he turned over to the Fire men's udief association, which is a most worthy cause. of Organized En bor SEATTLE CARD MEN DO UNFAIR WORK Claim Ignorance of Conditions Existing In the Great Northern Depot. Why " ill a man oarrying a union card I lin his pocket deliberately walk onto fi i job thai baa been declared unfair by j \ the building trades council! This is the 1 question (hat is agitating the minds of a union mechanics In this city who months ago placed the new G. N. ilojh.t officially t unfair to organized labor, All of the : buildiing trades locals in this city have I refused to touch this work and have had to see card men from other cities go to work <'v the building, and some of them have refused to conic off when told the 6 job was X. G. Woat make- the pill more bitter to swallow i- the fact thai not a | union in ibis city bail a personal griev- I I anee against irhla job. ami if they bad ' been willing to ignore the trouble of an ( other outside local the work would not - have been stopped ten minutes, To go I bnoki When construction work first com i nienced local bricklayers and carpenters t were employed. They,findingOU*t that the v foreman of the work and several cor t penters be bad brought with him from t Seattle were among the men who tried t to wreck the Seattle carpenters' union v during the -plil over the A. V. V. build i rags, reported the fad to the Everett i union and every known means was ex hausted to get these scab carpenter- to i settle up with the Seattle local. Failing t |to get these men straightened Up, tie- - union men walked oil the job. Not lie-j i 1 ' cause of .my g ienvanco over their treat 1 men! by the contracting company, but 11 because of a de-ire to protect tihe Seat 1 •tie ear penters' union which bad expelled i these nun from membership. Further j< I more the) believed in a closed -hop hi I j tact and not in fancy. Now what hap 1 Hpened The bricklayers' national officer, v after vainh attempting to induce the 10-P nil boys to e,i back to work, -cut Se ,i ' attic biickhiye s onto the job over the 1 1 ■ protest of pile local union. Ws dwelt on i I • this action at some length in a former 11 1 issue. Then in rapid succession came 1 1 plumbers and gnstitters, eleetricisns, i i painter-, lather-, plasterers all luit the I ■ last named trade Dairying union cards i in their pockets, in each Instance they , 1 i were told b) members of the various 10-1 I eal unions the conditions -vi i oumiing j I the work. One and all of OOVfSC they elainusl to tie in ignorance of the fact : that tUie job wa- unfair. We wooM not I be unfair enough to IS) that they atl| BIRDSEYE VIEW OF MONROE WASH. BUSINESS SCENE OF MONROE. WASH knew better. They may have been hon est about it. Hut it seems strange in | t thai the lo al c.i.pentc i — visited Seattle in an - attempt to straighten out the tangle: ) that diarict officers of several of the trade, came here and looked over the sit uation, that it should take so long a - the ears of the members of tan- in Se tae! members ami the situation explain ed. They were induced t.. quit and then pici,l.-l iii mat case: A Seattle elec- i triciau showed up otic .lav and when he was talkel to -aid if be quit and W«nt back his union would only send somebody else up. Did be tell tin- truth? If be didn't why was ii that after he was indued to leave, other members of i the same Seattle lo.al came onto tlie < work? Could they plead ignorance'! N'l.vv ■ t'mt both t'ne Bvcrett union- of elec- I trival worker- have protested again- - • thi- a.tion. tin- business agent of the • Seattle local. No. 217, want- particulars 1 of tlie trouble, claiming n i- all ab solutely new to him. Oh, rat-' v It is rather discouragiug to stand for 1 principle and sacrifice work to uphold 1 the tenet- of unionism and 'hen have I some fellows who have taken the -am. obligations that you have to uphold the hand- of bis brother unionist come in i and grab the work t'aat you won't touch I I because it is scabby, It is rather exas peraiing to mo a union tacitly give its I consent to such actions on the put of i it- members, it explains to a meat e\ tut why some union- never get any- | 'where from a nuc union standpoint. ; Why it is that the whole labor move |menl creeps where it should wall, and 1 \ walks where it should run Because it must -tagger nil.lei (Hie weight of a lot jof fellow- who re really a detriment to the cau-e tint who perforce mu-t cling on like barnacles t" a ship Perhaps they'll get innoculated with the true union vims sometime, lor the good of the trade union movement we hope SO Give a copy of the Journal to your lion union friend and ask him to sub s -ribe for t)he paper that stands square ly for the interests of the man who toils. THE LABOR JOURNAL Is the official organ of the Trades Council, and is read by the labor ing men and women of Everett. Here's Your H at— What's Your Hurr>? "Jpern si" \V. \an Cleave, according to (iresx dispat lies, tendered hi- resigns,* i industrial alliance: while the dispatch does not so state, inferential)) 1 at least, it appears that the "Stead bunting of ■ Iceai-" was not ardently cherished by Ihe "dough producers" in the alliance; the aforesaid "d. p.'s" awakened to the faett hit it'- one tbing to produce for the advancement of an organization, bul a cat of .1 different breed to feel thai your dough i- being used to adver tise a competitor's goods. As long at the press mentioned Jeems Van Cleva ns president of the Citizens' Indutrial alliance, the ma/.uma was cheerfully con tribute!, but "hen the new- writers com* need to talk Bucks stove and rang Win ( leave stuff was off and violent kicks begun to be heard in that dear old Sin booie. At that We believe the alliance members, especially those in the stove and range business, have made a mistake, a tactical blunder, so to speak; for while admitting that the Bucks stove and ranges were frequently men tioned in the press dispatches, the adver tising was oi a negative value, and bad •I'eems I n let abmo for another term or two as president it's a moral certain ty that the Bucks Stove and Rang no pany's products would be about as pop ular as that four-legged oreature called Van (leave's abdication leaves a va cancy ere.M ed by a vacancy, paradoxical as thai may seem, and the only one that will regret Jtemms' side-stepping act is Davenport, of Bridgeport, for the nut meg state disciple of Blackstone found Van the easiest mark ever to get "bet up" and fussy. Fare thee well Van fun but the fiddler remains unpaid.- Mixer and "-ever ADVANCE WAGES TEN PER CENT PITTSBUBG, Pa., May 18, —J -tnmmoe me/nt was m.-«here today that 3o,t**W «•! i ■ • \ —. • • the Iron and steel companies having headquarters in this vicinity will re cive an advance in wages averaging 10 ]"■,- pent -bine 1 or July 1. Hip l niii'l States steel corporation •as made no announcement of an in • ise of w but it is said the Jones & \! cLaupl lin Sti'id company, the IV public Iron and steel company and other inde] en.lent concerns would restore the napes paid prior to the first of I;>>' - ■ THE JAP IS NOT WANTED Are Trained Soldiers and Ready to Act l.alxir ngitat rs and labor papers arc not alone in their analysis of the Jap anese situation on the Pacific coast. The senior press would have the people be lieve thai the Japanese agitation is spread only bj laboi discontents whose side 111 i—i■ n it Ife U to to create race hatred and stir up trouble gen,: Thai there are other clasps of people who view the situation in much the same •!* the so-called "labor agitators" however i- proven by the following e<li torial expression i om Goodwin's Week ly . published in Salt Uke City: ' h i- (food to see the men of the weal poasl payinj p*|>e ial courtealsi to thi admiral and cadets of the Japanesi warships n..w in San Francisco bar bor They express the real sentiment of t ■■ peoph of the I'nited States toward Japan and her people, which is alto -■ '•' oi friendship, kindness and g I '■There i- one feature of the n p tlo which should be taken quiet not of. At Lns Vngeies thousands oi reel •lent Japanese rushed to the port to we] come their country's sfhip* ami crews fen thousand more met them at Sin Francisco, nad -*till a greater number will receive and welcome them on I'u |«1 s I CH these many thousands are trained soldiers. In the event of ■ wax, within three day* all these would be M |>'ints on the coast where tiny COUld receive arm- war munition- of sll kin!- and such additional officer- as might he ms'ded. Any one can see what the conditions would Ik- on an unforti Wed const and a njr a people units**] to the disflpNne of a camp, knowing noth ing of the movements of an num. and. • ithal unarmed The ban sugeatioa of such situa tinn i- enough to fully juatifj the pro te-t oi the men of tlo «em oosst ngninai the "apaaese Immigration that has been in -in . 1»0.,r.- the .lupniicHe Bussian war And those men arc .lapa ne-e and always will be and always stand ready i„ o| M *> sin order that may ■to them from thi-ii home govern ment." 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