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merchant who solicits your patron age through these columns. VOL. XX. Our Goods and Prices Will Suit You Inspect Our New Line White <Sc 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. Phones; Ind. aooY, Sunset nOa. UNION MADE Call for them Have You Tried the EMM CIGAR It is an ideal UNION MADE cigar, as good as the name. UNION MADE Big Discount REMOVAL ■V The JESDAHL CO., j Incorporated CORNER WE I MORE AND HEWITT. EVERETT ! THE LABOR JOURNAL of Furniture AT THE THE LABOR JOURNAL THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Devoted to the Interest SUCCESSFUL MERCHANT Owes His Affluence to Part Organized Labor Has Taken to Improve Conditions of Wage Working Class. "There is one good reason if no other Why business men, especially merchants, should favor union lalxir irr preference to cheap non-union labor, and that rca scon is that if labor is poorly paid the wage earner l will have no money to spend with the merchant," says A. Tt. Wyatt in the American FederattonUt. "Every business man knows If he will stop to think, that the retail house de pends Upon the wage earners for 00 per rent of their trade. If he had to depend upon the trade of the rich for his sup port, the retail merchant would stand a small chance of succeeding. If the work ing people are prosperous the merchant thrives from his trade and if the work ing people are cut down it takes just that much cash from the till of the business man and just that much com fort from the cottage fireside. Is that not sufficient reason why the busi ness men in this country should sup port and encourage the great mass of organized labor? The union men in this country are not so blind or deaf that they do not know their friends. They know the sentiment and attitude of ev ery business man of any prominence and a careless or slighting remark made against organized labor finds its way into tbe meeting place of the toiling masses as fast as one spoken in its favor. "It has been said that unionism and anarchy travel hand *i hand, but they are as far removed from each other to day as heaven is from the last resting place of the man who deserted his union. Union men today are the bona and sinew of civilization and our re publican form of government. In times of war the union man is the first to shoulder the musket and rush to the de fense of our flag. Union men are the champions of right and justice, and they have the manhood to resist oppression from those who would sap from them, drop by drop, the means of support for their wives and children." HOW MANY HAVE MET THIS FELLOW? Happily there are not very many merchants mean enough to do this trick, bttt once in a while some two-by-four grocerynian will try to aid the fellows higher up in saddling unfair working conditions upon their employes viz., by shutting off credit as goon as they be come involved in a strike or lockout. Every industrial trouble finds some men who have been steady, paying custom ers for years, denied credit. There are men in all trades who have run up against just such a proposition and It is the meanest, most contemptible act a merchant ever committed. We repeat that very few groeerymen will so treat his customers that have dealt with him for months or years, but occasionally you will find such a man. Such a fel low ought to be tabbed and wnen the strike is over and he comes whining around for a renewal of your patron age, tell him to go to . $. r >.so meal ticket for $">.OO, at the Bis mark Cafe. Broom - Workers Ttll your SwMtheart to Use Union Madi Brooms. EVERETT. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY I. 1910. FOR DIRECT LEGISLATION Snohomish County Cen tral Committee Adopts Resolution Favoring the Initiative and Referen dum. While we may not all agree with the action of the Republican county cen tral committee in endorsing the admin istration of President Taft, we are all pretty well united in commendation of the resolutions adopted relating to the nomination of judges for the supreme bench and the initiative and referendum. The removal of supreme bench nomina tions from the workings of the direct primary law was a piece of dirty po litical jobbery and un insult to the vot ers of the state and the Republican central committee did well to repudi ate that action. It would have l>een better yet bad they protested vigorous ly twi> years ago when the perfidious act was being consummated by th ring sters and tricksters ,it Olympia. Inci dentally, tbe mnchine dies hard, as wit ness the mournful protest of one or two of the machine politicians of this county at the meeting last Saturday. The central committee is deserving of special credit for endorsing the initia tive and referendum. Now if they will go the route on this subject and lend substantial support during the long campaign ahead of us before it can be placed in the constitution of this state, how pleased we wil lall be. The pre cinct committeeman in each voting pre cinct in the county, can, if he has direct legislation at heart, do much in his own particular locality to advance the cause and prove to the voters that not all political resolutions are mere empty forms. Direct legislation is the most import ant isjltte before the voters. 1 of itbis state. Xo man dares argue openly that the people should not have the right of self-government but the opponent of di rect legislation bases his argument on the ground that they are not ready for it. And down in his heart he hopes to so prolong the issue that they never will be ready for it. Direct legislation has been tried, however, long enough to be no longer an experiment. In Oregon and in the several cities through out the country where it is in operation it has conclusive proved its usefulness. The average voter very seldom makes a mistake on matters of public policy when the issue is brought cleaneut be fore him. He often makes mistakes in judging men, but not in judging meas ures. Men are often elected to office who are unworthy because the voters are deceived in their character and the same thing will occur in the future as it is often very hard to place a correct estimate upon the worth and honesty of men. Hut the voters in the main are singularly clear in their estimate of measures. The candidate for office who is afraid to trust the peoiple with the initiative and the referendum should be left at home. His family needs him more than the public does. The voters in each legislative district should tab carefully the candidates for the legislature on this measure. The candidate on any ticjcet who refuses to pledge himself unequivocally to vote for the submission to the people of a ref erendum, should be told that he is not wanted at Olympia to misrepresent the people. Through the State Direct legislation League su-h a pledge will be asked of every legislative candidate of every legislative district, and The Journal will take pleasure in publishing the names of the men who sign this pledge in this district and the names of the men, if there he any, who refuse to sign. You have a right to know how the men stand on this issue who would seek, through your franchise, to stand in tho legislative halls at Olympia and make laws for the people, whose servants, presumably, they are. Say! Don't Forget the "Dr. Jacob Smith, Specialist, Blood and Skin, Toggery Bldg., 1605% Ha witt." NOTICE TO VOTERS. I will be a candidate for the nomina tion of Sheriff of Snohomish County, subject to the approval of the voters in the coming primary election. JOHN H. MACK. (PAID ADVERTISEMENT.) I hereby announce myself as a candi date for Justice of the Peace, Everett Precinct, subject to the September pri mary election. P. K. LEWIS. Uaion label hsts at the Boston. Ptf good ests yo„ will find it at the Rismnrk Cafe. (PAID ADVERTISEMENT.) Brotherhood (Hove* at tha Boston. of Organized Labor 4th OF JULY ARRANGEMENTS ARE NOW COMPLETE As the Fourth of July draws near, more complete are the details and more ready is Everett to welcome tho many thousands 0 t outside visitors who will celebrate Independence Day in this city. Already many guests have arrived for the throe days' celebration which starts on Friday. The first two days are given over to tho Modern Woodmen who nre holding their Ninth Annual en campment in the City of Smokestacks this year, and Everett has made prepa rations to entertain them royally. The many athletic and spectacular events which have been scheduled for the three days will be carried out to the letter, and in addition, there will be hundreds of minor events for the chil dren that will Ik> interesting. The five bands, which are to furulMi music on these three days, are now ready to fur nish new and popular airs to make the EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL JUNE 24—President Moneur called the meeting to order at 8 p. m. The credentials were road from E. Ijikeman. E. W. Phillips. C. P. Candler of the painters' union and by motion were laid on the table pending report from the Building Trades council. Communication was received from tho carpenters requesting ttiat the names of T). lardine and C. T Hand and the build ing at 1402 (irand, l>e removed from the unfair list. Request was ordered com plied with. Mrs. Itassett, of Edmonds, was pres ent ami addressed the council in behalf of the Equal Suffrage movement in the state of Washington. Mrs. Blanche Mason, deputy state la bor commissioner, was present and gave an interesting address in behalf of wo men wage workers. She pointed out how the ten-hour law for women was defective in that while it limited the number of hours a day women should work it did not provide for a six-day week. Under the existing law it was LABOR TEMPLE ASSOCIATION IN CREASES STOCK. A special meeting of the stockholders of the Everett Trades Building Assoeia tion was held in the Temple last week for the purpose of voting an increase in the capital stock of the association. The stock was raised from 4000 shares, common, to 10.000 shares, common. As soon as the legal formality of recording the increase with the secretary of state Is concluded, 4000 shares at a dollar each will he placed on the market. The •Meet of the increase in capitalist ion i« to procure funds to pro. nr.- • suitable building site for the erection in tbe fu ture of a modern Labor Teimle. The desirability of taking this step was l>ointeJ out in a former issue of The Journal. Every union in the city should Stay at home for the big I'M! Celebration Big doings in old Everett on that day festivities more jovial and lighten the burdens, if there be any, of the mighty throng which are pouring into the city on every train and boat. The city has already taken on an appearance of wel come and good fellowship not exhibited by any other city, and the hotels have made arrangements to care for the large crowds who will remain in the city dur ing the three days. Then- have been so many entries in the athletic events, the work-horse pa rade and the pyrotechnic parade that visitors will witness the grandest spec tacles ever demonstrated in the county. Fireworks and illumination* of every description will brighten the evenings, and the various sports will furnish amusement for the throngs that care for this sort of things. Everett is positively assured a great celebration, and her people should stay at home. Help the good work along. possible for employers to compel unor ganized girls and women to toil TO hour* a week. Report by Unions. Hridge Workers—One application, one initiation. Carpenters — One initiation, one by card. Cooks anil Waiters Five initiations, four applications. Typographical Met with Ctiatrmsn McCullough of the hoard of county com missioners and received the assurance that in future nil printing should hear the onion label. Clerks - Doing well. Ask for the clerks card in all clothing and shoe stores Building Trades Work extremely dull: many members walking the st reets. The matter of seating the delegates from the painters was laid over ponding a settlement between that union and tho building trades council. help to make those plans a reality and they can do it if they will all get in ami help. Talk to the different stock holders about it. They will be glad to give you any information both as to tho past and present management of the property and plans for the future. An ambitious barber, having improved his idle moments by studying medicine and surgery, and having graduated iv that profession, opened an office and waited for patients. The first one had ap|M>ndicitis. Deftly the surgeon per formed the operation, then, after the patient had recovered from the effect of the anaesthetic, inquired: "Won't you have your leg cut off today, sir! I.«oks as if it needed it" Plumbers Tarn by card. Engineers Throe initiations. FORCE OF HABIT. THE LABOR JOURNAL Is tbe official organ of the Trades Council, and is read by the labor ing men and women of Everett. THE UNION PLAN BEST Government Can Save Money by Operating Ship Yards With Union Labor on Eight - Hour Plan. The legislative committee of the In ternational .Association of Machinists a few days ago brought some very un pleasant facts to the attention of the corporation senators in Washington by furnishing (indisputable proof that bat tleships built on the eight-hour day system cost must less than those con structed on the ten-hour plan, The figures submitted by the tun ehinists nearly paralyzed Senators Hale and Qallinger, the two hidebound New England trust partisans who hail braz enly stated on the floor of the senate that ships built tinder the eight-hour workday cost 50 per cent more than vessels construted under contract where there is no limitation to the hours of labor. The eight)-hour question reached a focus during the discussion over the naval appropriation bill in the senate when the two legislative champions of trust methods and long hours told out rageous falsehoods regarding the rela tive cost of battleship construction un der union and nonunion conditions. Their misstatements were go glaring that the machinists were aroused to speedy action. The trust senators emphasized the statement that the Connecticut, the eight hour ship, had coat $7.011,2. r i4. while the Louisiana, a ten-hour ship, was built at a cost of $7,125,701, a dif ference of 8 per cent. Xo reference was made to the fact that extra equip ment required by the Connecticut caused the additional difference in the cost of the vessel. That fact was care fully hidden by the two trust-open shop advocates. Their mortification at be ing caught Retorting the real facts became more keen when the machinists submitted the following figures to ev ery member of congress: "Since going into commission tlie cost of repairs on the Connecticut have been $111,883.68, and on tha Louisiana, $140,107. These figures have been tak en from the report of the paymaster general of the navy and have been veri fied by the assistant secretary of the navy. "This showing of 3:1 pr cent in fa vor of the eight-hour ship, we believe, [proves conclusively the economic ad vantages of the eight-hour workday in the construction of these ships." The mac hinists' commit - tee also called attention to the fact that when government contracts are let with no limitation as to the hours of labor, they invariably go to the firms where the very worst labor conditions prevail and where a low grade of work manship must be expected. "The Bethlehem Steal Company," said the committee, "boasted of receiving 19,000)000 worth of govrnment contracts each year. We ask members of the senate to read the report of the* United States commissioner of labor on condi tions in that plant." Despite the fact that both the Re publican and Democratic national plat forms promised the eight hour workday on all government work, the greatest viliganee is required on the part of the machinists' legislative committee to keep the eight-hour clause in the naval appropriation bill. EVERYBODY PULL FOR EIGHT- HOUR DAY. Conditions in the machinists eight hour strike are growing brighter with each passing week. Shops here and there along the const continue to sign up. twenty four shops having granted the eight-hour day in Seattle alone. Locally, the situation remains unchang od since our last issue, but tbe boys are out to stay indefinitely. The ma chinists have won many a ban! fought battle in this country through their ability to stand tho grueling of a long light and arc ready to fight down tho lino in this one for an indefinite period, if necessary. It is hoped, however, that a prolonged struggle will not be MBS* sary. It depends a good deal on the kind of support received from the allied trades and all sister organizations Ev ery union man i«. or should Is-, inter ostod in seeing the eight-hour day for machinists won and won speedily and every bit of pressure that can be brought to boar or help rendered should be given. (feats Joe Cannon, in the closing hours of Congress. delivered a speech that would molt the heart of a Btone and in dulcet tones forgave tho insurgents for all the harsh things they had said about him. And yet Evangelist Sunday was 3000 miles away from Washington, D. C. at the time Brotherhood Olovaa at the Boston No. 24.