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THE LABOR JOURNAL
Mention the Journal to the merchant who solicits your patron age through these columns. VOL. XX. YOU Always save money at White Sc Hackett Complete Hotel and Homefurnishers 2807 ROCKEFELLER "Courteous Treatment and Your Moneys Worth." MURRAY is selling union-made goods at a reduc tion of 10 per cent to 20 per cent off regular selling prices. Hrcniian Shoes, made in Randolph, Mass., Factory No. 57, are he very best that can he produced at the price. These goods are all made to our order and come direct from the factory. Try a pair now while you can get them for leas. * FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN We also have Huiskamps goods of Keokuk, lowa, Factory No. 343, for women and children. Everything in Our Store Reduced. MURRAY'S SHOE STORE 1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. aooY, Sunset n6a. U IN I O IN A\/\DE Call for them Have You Tried the MUM CIGAR It is an ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good as the name. U IN I "O IN 7VIADE For Spring - McKIBBIN $3 They are here, and as fine a looking bunch as would please your eyes, In all the latest shapes and colors. Stiff Hats, Soft Hats and the New Woolly ones . See Them. Try one on, and you will surely wear a ftcKIBBIN HAT. The jesdahl Co. Inc Stokes Block Hats Yes Tbey Are VNION MADE "PRICE AND QUALITY COUNT" $3 Everett, Wash. THE LABOR JOURNAL THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Devoted to the Interest MINERSPLAN BIG UNION Solidarity of the Working Class Is the Aim of Two Big Organizations The Inst annua] convention of the Western Federation of Miners elected seven delegates to meet the delegates of the United Mine Workers of America for the purpose of endeavoring to bring about a consolidation or at least a clos er unity between the two organizations of the mining industry. The delegates selected by the Western Federation of Miners were men of experience in the labor movement, and realized only too well the full significance of the labor movement being divided and disunited through an outlived policy of craft nnd trade autonomy. The delegates of the W. F. M. attended the late convention of the U. Af. W. of A. and were en thusiastically received and the delegates of the United Mine Workers hailed the proposition of solidarity in the mining industry of the continent. Rut since the delegates of the W. F. M. met with the delegates of the U. M. W. of A. and held a conference with the object in view of bringing about coalition between the men of the coal industry and the men of the metal industry the "critic" has been busy in questioning the hon esty of the motives that led to a joint conference between the Western Feder ation of Miners and the United Mine Workers of America When using the word "critic" is only involves those "knockers" in the labor movement whose reason has been de throned by fanaticism and who enter tain the opinion that capitalism can be overthrown by "hunger strikes" and fill ing the jails with dupes that are de luded by verbal belligerence against an industrial system that enslaves a world. The "critic" has howled through the columns of a few journals that are called labor papers for want of a more appropriate name, and the "critic" with a pretense of agony has declared that the Western Federation of Miners is about to become "Civic-Fedcrationized" through its flirting with tlie United Mine Workers of America. The "knock er" with the vision of a prophet can sec all the "glory" won by the Western Federation of Miners on the industrial field of battle vanishing, as the feder ation becomes aligned with the United Mine Workers and its ultimate downfall as it enters the portals of the American Federation of These "critics" who advertise the pretense that their hearts throb for the emancipation of hu manity have elaborated at length upon the fighting ability of the western min er, and like writers of fiction, draw up on thctir imagination to portray the many battles in which the western or ganization has measured steel with the powers of organized greed. It is true that the Western Federation of Miners has fought many a battle against the tyranny and oppression of a master class. It is true, that no or ganization on the face of the earth, for its numerical strength, has been able to put up more heroic battles than the men who have stood beneath the flag of the Western Federation of Miners. But when all that is said, where are the boasted victories achieved hy the West ern Federation of Miners? The organi zation has been able through ceaseless effort to place eight-hour laws on the statute books of Utah. Colorado, Arizo na, Nevada, Missouri, Montana and British Columbia, but in every conflict of magnitude ou the industrial field the federation, though never conquered, has »one down to defeat through the com bined forces of corporate power .courts state militia and federal troops. For seventeen years the federation, with its advanced and aggressive policy, has stood outside the labor movement of America, entertaining the opinion that the unfaltering devotion and death less allegiance of its membership to the principles of organised labor would ulti mately prove invulnerable to the as saults of the relentless enemy. But after seventeen years on the firing line, siamting practically alone and isolated from the labor movement of America, the men of experience and observation in the organisation who know the his tory of the federation from the Coeur d'Alenes to the lock-out of the. Home stead company Sn the Black Hills, have come to the conclusion that the felera tion, or no other labor organization standing aloof from the labor movement of the country can hope to cope success fully with the power of capital intrench ed behind the very• government itself. The federation has faced the power of the judiciary, confronted the bay •nets of state militia and federal troops, h. In l.i the homes of its members des ecrated by the armed assassins of cor porations, has seen the bravest men of the organization torn from their fire aides and deported by outlaws wearing the badge of authority; and auffaring all these wrongs and outrage*, tha fed eration has not escaped without bear <Continued oa Brngr Four.l EVERETT. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY. MARCH 4. 1910. MY POLICIES GET ANXIOUS Sends Hurry-Up Call For Bwano Tumbo to Hit Trail For Home WASHINGTON, 1). C, Feb. 23.—Ted dy —That's Colonel Roosevelt, you know —will be back home in June and if I survive until then anil they don't get me Shanghaied on a South Pole expedi tion in the meantime I expect to see something doing here and at Albany and get a chance to recuperate. I think all my trouble comes from being named "My Policies." , Ever since Teddy left on that fool jungle journey and turned me over to Bill Taft, the gang has been tying tin cans to my tail and heaving bricks at me and feeding me ground glass and rat poison. If I hadn't, got so tough under Teddy, I'd be under the sod and the snw now without even a marker, to show where they'd buried me. As it is. I'm in a worse shape than Uncle F.lihu Root was when he went up to Muldoon's for the rest cure. You see Uncle Elihu tried to take Ids meals in Wall Street and Washington at the same time and that's why he had to go to Muldoon's. I never could understand why Teddy wanted to give Elihu the blue ribbon, anyway. His pedigree may be all right, but Morgan and that crowd clipped his ears when he was young and he wears the same old collar now that he did then. Elihu reminds me a good deal of our dear old Chauncey Mitchell llepew, and when either of them offers me a bone I get it analyzed first to see whether it came out of Mr. DnPont's dynamite factory. , The tariff outfit gave me this bum paw—l mean Aldrich, Cannon, Payne and that crowd—and I've been limping around on three legs ever since. It's very inconvenient. It wa salways hard enough for an honest dog to get a living before they sprung that tariff bear trap on me and put all the bones in cold storage. I tell you I got pretty discouraged, and felt just like crawling tinder the bam for good, especially wlten they made Giff Pirn-hot my last remaining friend, walk the plank and I found that that man Ballinger had spread a lot of Morgan-Guggenheim arsenic around the kennel and the trusts were following me up with a sponge full of chloroform. In fact the last time Bill Tafl tried to coax me down to the banks of the Potomac I came near giving in and following meekly along understanding full well the meaning of that rope and keg of nails that Bill carried. You'll understand how I happened to get this beautiful eye when I tell you 1 was up nt Albany the other day at tending a session of the state legisla ture. I tried to dig up a lot of old bones that were buried there and —well, I wasn't welcome. It seems they want to keep just as many o fthe skeletons at Alliany underground as possible. A lot of people like Big Bill and Uncle Elihu have been writing regular ly to Teddy, telling him that everything was lovely here and that I was being treated kindly and he might just as well spend the rest of his days in Africa, breaking up the ivory trust and making good wit hthe Smithsonian Institute, and hinting strongly that there was a popular demand that he head the ex pedition to the South Pole. So I though I'd put him wise. I got him on the long distance and told him a thing or two. I won't tell you what he said after I got through, lieeanse, if I did, the Pope wouldn't receive him and he never would lie asked to address a Methodist conference or a Mothers' " convent ion again. This is all for the present. I see Wickershain sneaking around the corner with a shot gun and I'm going to run over to New York to visit Loeb for a week for my health. Yours truly, tin Buffalo Republic. MY POLICIES WELL KNOWN UNIONIST ENTERS BUSINESS Once in awhile a member of a union will by good fortune or hard work get out of the ranks of the employes and into the ranks of the employers and immediately forget all about his union principles and past associations with union men. The subject of this short sketch, however, is decidedly not in tbat category. E. W. Philips, past president of the Painters' union and for several years an active member in that or ganization. I* a union man from princi ple. It was not a matter of expediency with him, he nays, but a feeling that or ganization of the workers was right and necessary, that took him into the union in the first place and now that he ha* gone into business for himself, he aays he »cc« no reason to change his views or hia rourae of conduct. , Mr. Philips haa opened up tbe "New of Organized Labor WHAT WILL CONGRESS DO Liability Measure Is Being Urged By the Leaders of Organized Labor WASHINGTON*, D. C, March 4.— Stripped of all concealment a lobby of lawyers in the pay of several of the birgest employing corporations in Amer ica have appeared brjforc the House Judiciary committee and practically de fied congress to pass any employers' liability bill framed to insure workmen and their familitsi against injury or death. Representative Sahath's bill, standard izing the amount of damages due to in jured workmen, forced the fight to an issue. General Solictor Heath, of the Norfolk and Western railroad; Russcl H. Loines, attorney for the American and Hawaiian, New York and Porto Rico steamship lines, and a score of other notable lawyers could hardly find words in their legal vocabularies with which to denounce "this socialistic at tempt to destroy the constitutional right of contract." The wor.ls of Representative Sabath in answer to the corporation lawyers were such as to fix the tens attention of every listener. "When it is remembered" said the Illinois representative "that we hold our property in the last instance throuh the forbearance and self-control of the vast class of persons who are at risk day by day, and who, were they united, could rend and tear not only our pos sessions, but our very bodies, it is sur prising to see the dense carelessness of the possessing community before this great—l had almost said class; but there are no classes in America: at leas.t it is so claimed. "At the time when the law of master and servant received the form which we are now contending is utterly unjust, the industries were just beginning to re ceive the beneficent effect of the appli cation of steam to machinery theretofore driven by human hands. Today all this is changed." Gompers a Keen Listener. By the side of Sabath sat Samuel Gompers, a keen listener to every word that fell from the speaker's lips. The committee room pulsated with the con centrated antagonism of these great warring bodies, capital and labor. "The courts will say that the laborer is free." continued Sabath; "that he choose his occupation; that if he takes up a dangerous occupation, he takes the risk -he does it with his eyes open; he is compensated for it, and his wages in part may be used, if properly employed in buying insurance in some industrial or accident corporation to compensate him for the risk which he is bound to take. "Is it not a truism which must only be stated to he understood, that the choice of freedom of the laborers is en tirely illusory; that they have no choice; that the fiction which claims to treat them as free agents is overcome by the actualities of their which makes wage slaves of them all: that the wages are so small and purchase so little tha* adequate self-insuranc is im possible ?" The chairman of the committee, Judge Richard Wayne Parker, of New Jersey, saw an opportunity, never missed by a Cannon appointee, and seized it with a genial smile of general conciliation. Chairman Tries to Delay. "Would it not be iv order to defer further consideration of thla bill until we receive a report from the commission which is about to procure information regarding those killed and disabled in the industrial trades in the United States? T see Mr. Gompers present; does he not think this the most practical method of procedure?" Several of the committeemen were prompt in their approval of the chair (Continued on Page Four.) System Wall Paper House" at 2825 Pine street and means to get his share of the trade. Paper hanging, painting, staining, varnishing, wood finishing, water color work —anything that a good (...inter can do, will be turned out by the new house. Patrons will haxe no cause to kick at the work on the score of either price or quality if the house lives up to its preeent motto. Another thing Mr. Philips told The Journal man that listen.-.1 good to him. was that no man could work for him that did not have a union card in his pocket. Some people forget tbat such a thing as a union card exists after they the in selves do not have to carry one. Well, we hope the firm does good business just as long as the public and the unions are treated squarely, and Philips says tbat will be just as long as he runs tbe house. PROSPERITY ON HORIZON Coming Season Promises To Be Busy One For Union People of Everett Tho year 1010 starts off auspiciously for the unions of Everett and barring sudden disaster such as collision with Hallcy's comet or some equally calami tons happening, a busy, prosperous sea son is ahead. Xo clouds are in sight on the industrial horizon and there seems nothing to prevent the signal "full speed ahead." , Things look particularly good in the building line. Every day brings plans for some new building or some invest ment by outside capital where the knockers and kickers might as well take to the tall and uncut because we don't pay any attention to them nohow —we just keep right on a-growing. It takes houses to put all these people in that keep coming and they have got to be fed and clothed and amused and that calls for more business structures and away wo go, everybody working. The unions have more than held their own during the past year. In no in stance has wages been lowered and sev eral unions will receive an increase this spring. The carpenters wage scale will increase from $4 to $4.50 a day, effective the first day of April. All contractors in the city have l)ecn notified and little friction is expected. The Ruilding Laborers will also ad vance their scale on April Ist. from $3.50 a day of eight hours to $4. and here again but little trouble is antici pated. With the cost of living soaring higher every day wages must take the aeroplane route a little if income and expenditure are to retain their relative position on the family ledger. Fair minded people must recognize that fact. The Cooks and Waiters' I'nion has already put into operation the six day week and hereafter there will be one day in each seven that the boys and girls who keep you well fed and sleek looking, can call their really, truly own. One day in seven that they can do some thing more to their liking than take your order for "ham and —" and hear you kick if it happens to be burned a little. And if you don't believe they are going to appreciate that day of rest, go and wait on table or work in the kitchen of a busy restaurant for seven days straight and see how you like the experience. | The Plasterers too are going to put "one over" on their union brethren. They have something up their sleeve which will make sonic of the other crafts wonder why they didn't think cf the same long ago. What is it! Well we have no desire to tantalize so we'll tell it without further circumlocution: A Saturday half holiday. Pretty good, too. isn't it ? And the boys are not going to have a bit of trouble putting the in novation into effect either, and that's the beauty of it. The first of May it is due to arrive. Yes, 1910, you look good to us. More wages, better working conditions, plenty of work.—if you come through with hall of what you promise, we'll have no kick coming. RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. Whereas, The Great Father, in his wisdom has taken from this life. Mrs. Mary L Russell, the beloved wife of our fellow member, Wilbur B. Russell; therefore, be it Resolved, that Everett Typographical Union. Xo. 410, extend to our bereaved brother and the relatives of the deceased, its sympathy, in thir hour of affliction; and, be it further Resolved, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this union a copy sent to the bereaved husband and a copy sent to the Ijtbor Journal for publication. AMENDMENTS VOTED TO TRADES COUNCIL CONSTITUTION. Article VI. Sec. 3. In case a union in not represented by a delegate at each regular weekly meeting, his local shall Im> liable to an assessmnt of not less than 25 cents, unless the delegate has a reasonable excuse. Article VI. Sec. 4. All locals shall be governed by the action of their rep resent at ives. Adopted February 25th, W10; in ef feet March Ist. 1010. All locals to he governed accordingly. R. F STRAKA. Secretary NOTICE ! The Journal telephone number has been changed from 681Y to 115. Inde pendent. LADIES I LADIES! Ladiaa' and Children"* shoes bearing the label of the Shoe Workers' Union can be bought at Murray's shoe store, 1707 Hewitt Avenue. Ten to twenty per cent off on all shoes. THE LABOR JOURNAL Is the official organ of the Trades Council, and is read by the labor ing men and women of Everett. ESTABLISHED NEW RECORD A California Sawyer Cut 144000 Shingles on Up right Machine -10 Hours Everett is the home of several chain pins and near champions in the shingle weaving industry and their ranks have been augmented by the arrival of a weaver from Humboldt County, Cali fornia, who holds a record for sawing on an upright that has never been equal led so far as we know. , Tony Sutro is a little man, not much bigger than a minute, but he holds the enviable distinction in shingle circles of cutting 114,000 in ten hours on a Hansen upright machine. This cut was made during the summer of 1906 at the Press Shingle mill at Huckport, Cali fornia. Mr. Sutro says the timber for the (ait was picked and piled out in preparation for the run but that it was used up about 4 o'clock in the after noon and from then on he had to take the timber just as it came. He made the cut without being spelled off and used but six saws. This record for an upright machine will stand for a long time without being duplicated. A Hum boldt, county paper says of this per formance: "The making of this last record gives to the Press mill not only the highest record for one machine's cut. but also of that of two and three machines in combination also all weekly and month ly reebrda for one machine. This pheuomental cut amounted to 144,000 and was made with 18 guage saws, with 84 full swedged t#eth. turning 1350 revolutions a minute with an average carriage speed of 82 clips per minute, the minimum clip being 80 clips and the maximum about 88. The saws stood well on the highest clip, but the danger of breaking the carriage was too great to admit carrying that feed on very heavy blocks." If Mr. Sutro can secure work he in tends remaining in Everett and will send for his family in California to follow him here. He is a member of Eureka Shingle Weavers' union and attended a meeting of the local boys last Tuesday night. EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL President Stratton called the council to order at the regular hour with a large attendance of delegates. The credentials of R. H. Highburg of the Cooks and Waiters, and George Sharpless of the Printing Pressmen, were accepted and delegates obligated and seated. The following resolution was adopted and copies ordered sent to our repre sentatives in congress: "The Everett Trades t'ouncil wishes to extend its protest against the recom mendation of President Taft to increase the postal rates on newspapers and perodJcala of general circulation to three or four times the present rate. We do not believe that is the remedy for 'wip ing out the deficit," as it is undoubtedly true that the express companies in some instances are carrying second-class mat ter at a lower rate than that charged by the government. As your constitu ents we ask to use your vote and in fluence to defeat this measure when the house committee on postoffices and pout roads recommends its passage." The resolution adopted by convention of the Washington State Federation of baker and sent out for referendum vote were taken up and discussed by the delegates and voted upon separately. All resolutions carrie dexcept Xo. 9, which after much discussion was defeated by a vote of 15 to 10. Tlie amendments to the constitution of the council were brought up for final discussion and action, and were carried by a vote of 23 to 2. The Printers called the attention of the delegates to the following publica tions which are still persona non grata to organized labor owing to the refusal of the publishers to recognize the union in the eight-hour fight of ttftl Red Book, Green Book, Blue Book. Popular Mechanics and Saturday Evening Post. Put this list away in your mind for future reference. REPORT BY UNIONS. Carpenters—Three initiations; voted to take $50() worth of Labor Temple stock. Cooks and Waiters—Two initiations; three applications. Musicians—Four initiations. Engineer* -One initiation; one appli cation. "DR. JACOB SMITH, Specialist, Ola ease* of men, Toggery BMg, ISMV, Hewitt." No. 7.