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THE LABOR JOURNAL
Mention the Journal to the merchant who solicits your patron age through these columns. VOL. XX. We wish to thank our many patrons for their patronage during our late sale, which was greater by far, than we expected. White & Hackett Complete Hotel and Homefurnishers 2807 ROCKEFELLER "Courteous Treatment and Your Moneys Worth." MURRAY Has the Largest Line of Union Made Shoes In the City MURRAY'S SHOE STORE 1707 HEWITT AYE. UNION MADE Call for them Have You Tried the MMSU CIGAR It is an ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good as the name. UNION MADE Big Discount AT THE REMOVAL SALE The JESDAHL CO., Incorporated CORNER WETMORE AND HEWITT. Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset 1162. THE LABOR JOURNAL THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Machinists Winning Prospects Bright for Suc cessful Termination of Eight Hour Fight of Metal Trades Unions. Since last week's issue the striking machinists in the northwest have trained a decided advantage. All shops in Olympia have signed up and are running on an eight-hour basis. The Washington Iron Works in Spokane, one of the largest shops in that city, conceded the eight-hour day without any sign of trouble. Everywhere the boys are standing firm without a sign of weakness. The scarcity throughout the country of available mechanics is making the task of strike breaking agencies a difficult one. The fight cen ters In Eos Angeles where the employers are determind to break the unions at any cost. Every craft in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other smaller cities is rallying to the support of their brothers in Los Angeles and are raising a war fund of $100,000 a week and victory will ultimately' come to the unionists in the Southern California city. Locally, the situation is unchanged. The boys have the situation well in hand and their ranks are unbroken. As before stated the Sumner Iron Works must bear the blame for a protracted struggle in tills city as the smaller shops would sign up were it not for the pressure brought to bear upon them by the Sumner people and their backers It makes no difference to the machin ists whether the strik lasts one month or twelve, as far ns their determination to win is concerned. They counted the cost of this struggle before they went out. They are putting up a splendid front and deserve the united support of all members of organized labor. Opponents of the eight-hour day for machinists are respectfully referred to the following quotation from the speech of Senator Beveridge delivered in the United States senate, May 23, 1910: "I wish to say a few words, how ever, Mr. President, in explanation of the table which I ask to insert in the Record. This table is computed as a result of a notable experiment by a prominent German mafnufajcturer who wished to ascertain to what extent it was possible to balance a diminution in the hours of labor by intensified production, and whether the greater exertion called for entailed a more rapid waste of physical powers. "Starting out on a basis of an eleven and three-quarter hour work day, this manufacturer reduced the hours of his employes to nine hours. This arrange ment proved very successful and held for several years, when the question of a still further reduction of time came up for renewed discussion. "The manufacturer thereupon de clared his willingness to introduce the eight-hour day, in view of the success which had followed the first cut in the hours of liis employes, agreeing that the standard of wages should re main the same for the eight-hour day as for the former nine hours' work. Before the end of the firts year it was ascertained that neither a diminution in performance had toiken (place nor that the workers had been worked to excess, not even the older Mien. "The statistics on this subject are very instructive, and the comparisons made yield surprising results: 1899 1900, total number of hours of contract work, 559,169, average per man, 2400; compensation, 234,899 marks; earning power per hour, 61.9 pfennigs. 1900 1901, total number of hours of contract work, 509,559, aver age per man, 2,187; compensation, 366,484 marks; earning ~ower per hour, 71.9 pfennigs. "These figures show that the hourly earnings increased 16.2 per cent. In other words, the employe working eight hours a day did 16.2 per cent more work per hour than he did when he worked nine hours a day. It is clear from this that in an entire day he did more work on the eight hour basis than formerly. "An historic review of nours of la bor will help us. When the factory system in England began, toward the close of the eighteenth J-entury, the workday was from fourteen to sixteen hours. It took several decades to get the workday down to ten hours—the manufacturers said that a shorter day WBllld ruin them. It was reduced to ten hours; yet profits increased and the working people did better work. Also, they began to live. PATENTS —Patent bueiness of every character skillfully attended to by Schuyler Duryee, formerly chief clerk of United States Patent Office Ev erett, Waah., 2822 Colby Avenue. EVERETT Devoted to the Interest EVERETT. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, JUNE 24. 1010. THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY. PATENTS Moose Have Big Boings Large Class Initiated Into Popular Order at Mason ic Temple by Degree Team of Seattle Lodge. Despite the counter attractions of the Sunday meeting and special class initia tions in other orders) happening the same evening, a big herd of prospective Moose were led through the forest and given their antlers last week at Ma sonic Temple The beautiful and im pressive work of the order was con ferred by the drill team of Seattle lodge headed by Dr. Law. About fifty Seattle Moose among whom was Comp troller Bothwellj accompanied the team on a special car. After the candidates were safely herded, speeehmaking was indulged in and a general "get acquainted" hour was spent. I)v. Hedges, J, J. Sullivan, F. P. Buell, A. M. Maulsby, J. E. Campbell, E. P. Marsh and other local men were called on for short speeches and in turn were jollied or roasted, which ever pleased the fancy, of the Seattle brothers. Organizer Replogle presided in a happy vein and explained the aims and objects of the order and told of its rapid growth in this state since the first lodge was instituted in Spokane just a few months ago, It was unanimously decided to hold the charter open for a period of thirty days. At the next big class initiation the permanent officers of the lodge will be elected and installed. A- cordial in vitation was extended to the Seattle boys to be present at the next initia tion and exemplify the work, aud a rousing vote of thanks was extended to them for their help. The ruder differs but slightly from the Klks, Eagles nnd similar orders in its A splendid type of men is joining tne Moose in this city which augurs well for a healthy. well-conduct ed lodge. It is proving to be very popu lar with union men. as over half of those, initiated at the last session be longing to some organization or other in the city. During the period that the charter remains open the initiation fee remains at he low figure of $5.00 and the boys who want protccion for themselves and families in this wide awake order will do well to take ad vantage of the charter fee. After it doses the fee will be raised lo $25.00. Organizer Replogle may be seen any time at his rooms in the Bismark hotel and will be glad to meet the boys and explain to them in detail the aims and objects of the order. The Labor Temple reading room will gladly welcome any donations of maga zines for its reading table. Bring along your magazines that you have read and don't know what to do with. UNFAIR LIST PRINTERS—KniseIy Printing Co. 3001 Wetmore. Kane & Hnr cus, Proprs. BRICK LAYERS —0. A. Wheeler, Dan McCarthy, Harney Grant, and all bricklayers on Presby terian church. MITCHELL HOTEL, Barber Shop, Bair and Cafe. A. Ericson. CEMENT WORKER—Pettit, Sr C. R. SCHWEITZER, Plumber. MODERN PLUMBING & HEAT ING CO. ACME ICE CREAM CO. ROBERTSON & WARREN ACME PLUMBING CO. PLUMBING CO., 3316 Everett. It. Springer, of Springer'! Bazaar, 1313 Hewitt avenue. Warehouse foot of California street. P. Sampson, contractor. CARPENTERS—D. Jardlne, C. J Hand, Piatt, Taddock, Ridgeway 1402 Grand; Mr. Steel, M. W. Perkins. PAINTERS — John Engblom, Thos. J. Mart, E. E. Neal. ELKS' BUILDING—Cor. Itucker and California. PLASTERERS -W. A. Allyn, Willard, C. Wheeler, A. E. Wright. Booth. BARBERS Wm. Whittaker, Lowell. Clarence S. Tripp. CONCRETE AP A RTMENT HOUSE, corner Norton and Pa cifio By order EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL. of Organized Labor Open Shop A Misnomer Non-Union Shop Closed to Opportunity, Hope, Better Standard of Liv ing and Citizenship. Persons who are opposed to the union shop because it interferes with individ ual liberty either forget that there is no such thing as individual liberty or they have never given sufficient thought to the subject to reason out this fact. National, state and municipal law is an interference with what is called in dividual liberty. Individual liberty is anarchy under another name. The union shop says to the men whoso standard of life is low and whose environment is degrading and who has no home or family ties that the citi zen having high ideals and responsi ble family tics shall not be dragged down to the level of the irresponsible and shiftless. The non union shop which is termed the open shop is desired by some em ployers because the non-unionist can be used to tear down the living and moral standard of the better class of workers. Tn the social life the handsome streets, dwellings and restricted dis tricts of the so-called hector classes rep resent the union, while the slums rep resent the miscalled live workman or non unionist. The union shop protects the home and keeps the children at school. The non-union shop degrades the home and furnishes a treadmill for tin- children who should he at school. The union shop forbids one to burn his home in the exercise of his individual liberty because he endangers the property of his neighbor. The union shop forbids one to maintain a. nuisance of any kind which endangers the health of the com munity. What any community may do to protect itself against danger of any kind and to advance its material in teres! the trades union may justly do. and it may with the same legal and moral right frown upon, resent and prevent any invasion of its rights as can any community, state or nation. For the reason herein given and for many others the union or closed shop is just, hence elevating.—Boston Globe. TO LOCAL SECRETARIES This is the month when most of your unions elect new officers for the en suing term. In order that we may keep the union directory in The Journal up-to-date, kindly notify us of any change in the offices of president and Secretaries of your local unionf, If you elect new officers give us their names together with their street ad dress and telephone number and we will change the directory at once. That "Open Shop" Resolution The ''Open shop" resolution, passed by the Chamber of Commerce in this city was one of the rawest things of its kind we have ever seen. Read this choice paragraph over carefully: "Re solved, That the Everett Chamber of Commerce affirms that organized labor has no right, either by force or other wise, to interfere with the right of any individual to work for whomsoever he may see fit, and on whatever terms may be arranged between the employer and the employe." Personal liberty is the most abused term ever coined and ought to be stricken from our vocabu lary. A man's personal right ends when the exercise of those rights en dangers the well-being of his fellows, individually or collectively. His right to strike a bargain with his employer ends when thnt bargain means the curtailment of the rights nnd blessings of his fellows, singly or in the mass. 'Hie little handful of men who stulti fied the entire membership of the Chamber of Commerce by the passage of that fool resolution were either gross ly ignorant of the labor question and thus allowed it to lie crammed down their throats without realizing its im port, or were absolutely opposed to the organization of men into unions and took that sun' way of advertising the fact. Union label hats at the Boston. The Everett boys gave a rousing greeting Tuesday evening to their In ternational president, C. J. Folsoni, the occasion being his first visit to his home local since leaving the lied of sick ness to which he had been confined for over two months. Bro. Folsom is still a little weak from hi* long illness, but! the old undaunted spirit is still there and he is eager to again get into har ness. He will resume active duties the first of July. Fourth Will Be Hummer Preparations Completed For a Rousing Three Days' Celebration of the Nation's Birthday. Everett is now ready to Welcome tlie largest crowd ever received by this city at a celebration, as final arrangements have been completed for the three days' celebration, which will be held on the Ist, 2nd and the 4th of July. These indeed will be gala days for the city and it is assured that there will be no laps, or rest from excitement from the time the curtain is drawn on the great celebration Friday morning until it is rung down with the great pyrotechnic parade and confetti battle Monday ev ening. With the five bands thnt have been engaged there will he plenty of music, the hundreds of dollars that have been expended in fireworks will make a grand illuminated spectacle on the evening of the Fourth, and the many interesting and novel features scheduled for the three days will interest every class. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the celebration will be the encampment of the Ninth Regiment of Foresters, Modern Woodmen of Amer ica, who hold their annual encampment iv Everett this year. This encampment will bring many visitors to this city in addition to the thousand woodmen who will 1«> in attendance. Space does not permit us to mention all of the many events which Everett will offer for these three days, but we mention the most interesting and at tractive. The first two days of the eel ebration will he give nover almost ex clusively to the Woodmen, although there will he many features that will he of interest outside of the work plan tied by the convention committee. On the morning of the 4th the great dis play and work-horse parade will be the main event. Liberal prizes have been Offered for the contest. A grand free barbeque, music by the bands and a patriotic address will finish the morn ing doings of the 4th. immediately after dinner the Everett Fire Depart ment will give demonstrations on the street and there will be competitive drills by degree teams represent in? various lodges throughout the state. There will be a great many smaller events on the circus grounds where prizes will be offered nnd many of the events will be worth participating in. Events for children, women and men. There will be a log rolling contest and shingle packing contests on the river bank; Indian canoe races, motorbo.it races and other events on the water front: tug-of-war, linemen's contest and races on the street. In fact, this will lie the grandest and most comprehen sive celebration held in the state this year. The conclusion of the three days' celebration will be reached on the even ing of the 4th with a grand pyrothech nic parade, consisting of decorated and illuminated automobiles, motor cycles, floats representing the manufacturing and retail industries of the city, a grand confetti battle ami military hall in the Coliseum. SOCIALISTS HARD AT WORK. The Socialist victory in Milwaukee has given the Socialists all over the nation a new lease of life. In Connecti cut a full state ticket has been placed iv the field headed by the noted So eialist writer and student. Robert Hunter, Debs, Berger and other noted Socialist leaders will tour the state in a whirlwind campaign and it is confi dently expected that an enormous So cialist vote will he piled up. In Chi cago last Sunday occurred a Socialist demonstration that was hardly sur passed at any stage of Debt' "Red Special" campaign, noteworthy as that campaign was fifty thousand peo ple assembled at a North Side amuse ment park to take part in what has been characterised as the real opening of the campaign for the political cap ture of the Windy City. Mayor Siedel, of Milwaukee, was one of the speakers and in his address ,le livercd this significant advice: "It is not essential that the workers lie instructed in Socialism. Socialism is a phase of civilization, a growth any how. Talk to the people in their own language, t not in isms and ologies. Show the people the reason there are boulevards in front of the homes of the rich is because the rich furnish graft for the politician and the politi cians furnish the boulevards in return." A very wise man is Emil Siedel. Only the occasional few are intellectual en ough to understand and appreciate a steady diet of Karl Marx the homely lioinelies ami trite phrases of Siedel appeal to the many Mr. Kdison YVhitaker. baa business of a prolong nature, combined with B little ozone and a change in life's way of living and is spending a few happy hours in the down-ound cities THE LABOR JOURNAL Is the official organ of the Trades Council, and is read by the labor ing men and women of Everett. Will Use the Label County Official in Manly Letter Promises That Agreement Entered Into Will Be Respected. The Journal article in last week's is sue about the county printing stirred up quite a hornet's nest around the courthouse. We are in receipt of a letter from County Commissioner Mc- Cullough protesting against the light in which the county commissioners are placed. Mr. McCullough wrote a straightforward, manly letter in which lie declares that if he made an error it was unwittingly and that he wants to deal fairly and squarely with organized la bor. The causes leading up to the publica tion of the article nre these: A majority at least of the present board of county commissioners signed an agreement with the typographical union that the union label should appear on all county printing. Whether inadvertently or otherwise the agreement was not lived up to ns some of the printing for the county was done by a firm unfair to organized labor. The typographical delegates to the central body complained vigorously against this action. They further stated that a list of the firms entitled to use the label had boon sent to the county officials. They wished the matter brought to the attention of the county commissioners and the council secretary tin« instructed to write to them in regard to it. The Journal stands first, last and all the time for the cause of the unions and has no hesitancy whatever in attack ing any man or set of men when it be lieves they are not doing the right thing by the unions. At the same time we do not want to be unjust to any man nor will we attack him for the pure love of creating a newspaper-sen • lation, Mr. McCullough states that he has always been fair to labor both as an employer and as a citizen, and his past record bears him out in that state ment. He was manly enough as well to go to the officers of the typographl cal union and tell them that if the agreement had been violated it was not intentional on his part and that tlie label would bo demanded in the future. Mr. McCullough is not before the public seeking re-election this year and cannot lie accused by the skeptical of playing for the union vote. The printers are convinced that he is square and sincere in the matter and so is the Journal and we take this oppor tuniy of saying so. We like to be able to praise a man for his attitude. It isn't the most pleas ant thing in the world to be forced to criticise and condemn. Mr. McCullough has done the right thing in our estima tion in going more than half way to set himself right. And what we say of Mr. McCullough goes for the entire board, if it will see that the agreement is lived up to in the future. Retail Stores and Union Men. The clerks' union. local Xo. 4 48, of this city wish to thank the retail mer chants who so readily complied with our request to close their places of business at 6:00 p. m. every night except Sat urday. (Saturday. 10:30 p. m.) A committee appointed to look after this matter found, on Monday night. •Tune 20. only two clothing stores and one jewelry store open on Riverside and one jewelry store near Broadway and one small clothing store and small shoe store below Grand avenue on Bayside. I'nless these stores comply with our re quest. WS will take action against them a once, with the help ol all unions iv the city. All the clerkl a-k tor. and expect to maintain, is the six o'clock closing hours, and we respectfully ask the help of all in this matter The Retail Clerks' Cnion. Local No. 448. SHINGLE PACKING CONTEST. Not the least interesting among the many events planned for the coming celebration of the Fourth is the shingle packing contest for the championship of the coast. These events are always exciting and closely watched ns each contestant has numerous friends who consider him the "unbeatable" on hand to spur him on. A committee from the local shingle weavers' union will aid the Husiness Men - association in pre paring for and carrying out of this event. Prizes aggregating $100 have been hung tip for the shingle packing contest and should bring forth a large numlxT of entries. PLAY BALL The boycott against the Cleveland liase hall club ha-t been declared off. Han Johnson, president of the American league, made the settlement with the Building Trades. Hereafter all building done in the league will be done by union labor, and all printing must bear the la bel. The Cleveland club gives one day's receipts each year for the benefit of union labor. No. 2:1. NOTICE.