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THE LABOR JOURNAL
Mention the Journal to the merchant who solicits your patron age through these columns. VOL. XX. PICKET ACCOUNTED IN POLICE COURT STRIKE BREAKERS WEAR POLICE STAR A Fine Line of Union Made Shoes at Half Soles Sewed or Nailed 75c John Goldthorpe's 2938 Broadway UNION MEN! Help your fellow unionists by demanding the shoe work ers union label upon your shoes. Every pair of Mens' Shoes in our store bears the union stamp. RILEY (Q. COOLEY Successors to GEO. R. MURRAY 1707 HEWITT AYE. Phones; Ind. 299Y, Sunset lilt. CALL FOR THE HAFERKORN SEAL SOUDAN SECOND Union Made by Haferkorn Cigar Go. WE LEAD while other* follow FOR PINB PHOTOS Tbe Brusb studio WE MOVED TO COMMERCE BLDG. Phone 700. and 5c Cigars THE THE LABOR JOURNAL THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Devoted to the Interest SUMNER IRON WORKS PECULIARLY FORTVNATE IN SECURING PO LICE PROTECTION Editor Everett Labor Journal.—We do not believe thai the reporter for the Tribune would have so unfairly criti cised Judge Shelter in dismissing the ease of the State vs. W. K. Dotting, had he been acquainted with the facts. In justice to the judge permit us, through the medium of the Journal, to lay a few of the facts before the public W, E, Botting was arrested Saturday evening by Special Police, T. A. Good will, charge, disorderly conduct. His defense was put in the hands of Robt. McMurchie, who called up the court sev eral times Monday moraine to have the case postponed until Tuesday and at last was informed by the city attorney that Botting hail plead guilty and it ALBERT CRIBB, Strikebreaker and Special Policeman at Sumner Iron Works. Star No. 70. ma all off. On being thus Informed I wen! to the court and was told by Bnl tin;,' tliat when his name was called, never having been in court before, not seeing his lawyer or witnesses there and fearing the bail money would be for feited, pleaded guilty of talking to the bridge tender, but that toe ease was held open to give bin an opportunity to produce witnesses. We went to Judge Shelter and told him there was a That we expected 1 the ease to come up Tuesday morning, trhen WO would have our lawyer and witnesses (here. Mr. Sherwood inti mated thai Mr. McMurchie would pro bably not !»• there either Monday or Tuesday, email fine, extenuating cir- MUBfltances, etc. Judge Sheller granted the request for a trial Tuesday morn iue. 0« argument of MeMurehie plea was changed from guilty to not guilty. Mr. Hotting slated that he asked Mr. Peterson wh»( was the matter with the bridge tenders. Peterson replied: •'Then- is nothing the matter." "There) certainly is." <u»id Botting; S) if* a couple df pretty guys. You won't even s|icak to a |ierson any more. |r*e used to have the privilege of com ing up to get a drink of wator, or use the phone." Peterson replied, "we had orders to cut that out alKiut three weeks ago." "Yet," said Hottiug, "and there will be some of you fellows have it handed to you when election day comes round. \,,u aa> getting like that other big guy over there," referring to Special Officer (ioodwin "He hasn't guts enough to talk to a man; he just shadows you around." "Goodwin walked over to me," said Botting. "I'M show you whether I have guts enough to talk to you or not." Crabs me. pulls a sap or club out of his slseve and said, "you stand still or 111 rap you one over the head." officer (loodwin, on being asked if the boys were talking loud or bolster ously, replied: • •Well, they weren't talking loud or boisterous, no, 1 went over because 1 EVERETT. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 30, 1910 didn't, like the expression On their faces." Further questioned, said, "Offioei Peterson called him over, and at last that he intended going over anyway." Asked if he heard Botting call Peter son any names, replied: "No; but that Botting had snapped his 'lingers in his (Goodwin's) face." Officer Peterson swore that he did !not see Botting make any attempt to strike Officer Goodwin; but that Bot ting held out his hand and asked Goodwin to "put it there." This brief synopsis taken from court stenograph era notes. The complete report, is open to any citizen of Everett to read at any time they desire. I Mr. Goodwin's standing as to being an officer, or impersonating an officer, had no bearing on the case. It. was de cided on the evidence Judge Shelter rendering his decision, said, "This case is so trivial the wonder to me is it eras ever brought Into court." Again, referring ( o the headlines of ' the article "The Police and Fire Com" mission G e ts Buys and Ratifies All Ap pointments of Special Police." Let us see just a few of the "SPECIAL PO LICE" of the City uf Everett. The fol lowing names can he found on record in the comptroller's office: Richard Echlei; .tar No. 75; Sumner lion Works; appointed the 20th of August, 1910, foi one year. Mr. Ech ler is a machinist and admitted to one of the boys that he was sent here through the Seattle office of the Metal Trades' Association. Went to work 'after strike started for eight-hour day. G. W. McGill; star No. 71; Sumner Iron Works; appointed August :t, 1010, for one year. Foimer member of the machinists' union, hut did not come out when strike started. Geo. W. Woodhouse; star No. 7li; Sumner Iron Works; appointed June •M, 1910, for one year. Chauncey Riggs; star No. 09; Sum ner Iron Works; appointed July 18, 1910, for one yeai Former member of 'machinists' union, also trustee; also member eight.houi day executive com mittee before the strike, but did not 'come out when stiikc started, j T. V. Sackett; star No. 71; Sumner CHAUNCY RIGGS, Strikebreaker and Sposjtj Policeman at Sumner Iron Works. Star No. 68. Iron Works; appointed July 18, loio, for one year. Albert Cribb; star No. 70; Sumner Iron Works; appointed July 15, IttlO, for one year. F. A. Smith; star No. 77; Sumnei Iron Works; appointed July 10, lt>lo, for one year. C. C. Bishop; star No. 7R; Sumnei Iron Works; appointed July 1«, IWIO, for one year. Mr. Goodwin, on the witness stand, swore thst he was appointed a deput\ sheriff of King county September 13, (Continued on page three.) of Organized Labor SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER MAKES MONKEY OF HIMSELF "Case is dismissed,'' deflated Justice Shelter Tuesday morning at the conclu sion of the trial of William Botting, a striking machinist formerly employed at the Sumner lion Works, charged with disorderly conduct. Hoi line was a picket who had been stationed at the Snohomish river bridge In lay their side of the trout'!* and (lie real conditions before the men hired to take the places id" men who are on strike for the eight hour day. An alienation between him and officers stationed there to prevent interference with prospective strike breakers re sulted in his arrest. The trial brought out some very peculiar conditions and it is Hie purpose of this article to deal with them. Follow (his story closely, you will lie interested in reading the underground methods employed by the metal trades' association to beat Into submission the striking machinists of this' city. The machinists on the Pacific Coast have been on strike for about four months. The metal trades' association is the factor handling the employers' end of the struggle. Individual shop owners have been induced to turn over Ihe prosecution of the struggle to the association. Shop owners who wanted *o conflict, who were willing to concede the eight hour day to the men, have been whip pcd Into line under promise of protec tion to their business and their finan cial interests if they would stand pat and mi Illy concealed threat of future punishment If they yielded to the de mands of the men. The metal trades' association, backed by the national manufacturers 1 association, determined on the ax termination of unionism on this coast. Financial interests were lined up. Chambers of Commerce, controlled by manufacturers, passed open shop reso lutions, Anli picketing ordinances were introduced into city councils. Police depart nts ami the forces of county sheriffs worked for protection under a suave plea lor an upholding of the peace of the community. This m pretty gen erally understood now by union men of the Pacific Coast and they realize that a successful termination of the strike from an employers' standpoint will lie followed up with a lightning stroke at some other craft and the im port at ion of ( heap coolie labor. Hut we will get back to the local situation Tin' doininat ing factor locally for tho employers have been and are ntill the owners and managers of the Sumnei Iron Works. They have heen and are hand in glove with the Metal Trades' Aworiltloa It was their suporintend ent, or manager, who, as President of the ("handier of Commerce, rammed an open ■shop resolution through that body The machinists when they struck, cen teied their attack upon the Sumner Iron Works as the logical point of at tack. They picketed the road to the works with a well organized band of pickets whose duty it was to tell any men (hat might be on the point of ac oevting employment the nature of the st niggle and what the boys were fight ing for. Now bear this in mind, be cause it is important, that from the moment the strike was called up to this daj no prospective strike breaker has been offered physical violence or vituperation by a picket while on duty at the Snohomish river bridge. Im pressed at the outset by their leaders <>f the absolute necessity of patience. I hey have held themselves in Wonder ir.nlinued OB page three.) HIS CONGRESSIONAL CAREER IS MARKED BY LOYALTY TO THE INTERESTS Congressman I lumphrey, of the First Congressional District, is making a last ditch fight to be returned to Congress. The wave of insurgency, which is sweeping the country like a prairie fire, threatens to engulf the Cannon sattellite, and no one knows it better than Win. E. 1 lumphrey. 1 hroughoul his congressional career he has been the willing tool ol Special Privilege, the lacky ol The Interests. Ihe people of the country are de manding a new deal. They want to know a little better their representa tives who supposedly represent them in the legislative hails. Fhey are demand ing of Wm. E. Humphrey an account ol his stewardship. Humphrey at tempts to straddle the issue of the hour by deserting Cannon and by shouting with all the vehemence of a street fak ier, the list of appropriations which he has secured lor the state ol Washing ton. And the whole pack, and little, that feed from the table of Spe WILLIAM E. HUMPHREY, Who wants to return to CongTMl to aid in perpetuating the System of the Intervals. cial Privilege, are taking up the cry: "Look what Humphrey has done for the State of Washington." But \s\ are entering upon a new era in na tional affairs. We are learning that there are bigger things to be secured than a harbor appropriation or a fed eral building. Equal oppoi (unity for every one of Uncle Sam's sons and daughters is infinitely more precious than a pork barrel distribution. A Santa Claus distribution of pub lic favors may be eminently satisfac tory to the immediate recipients but it does not build broad and deep the foundation which should be laid tor the generations to come after us if they are to enjoy the rights and privileges of free men, which our forefathers planned for the future when they framed the grandest constitution eve I given to the world. "We hold these facts to be self-evident, 'that every man should be born free and equal." What part has Wm. E. Humphrey really played in the stirring drama of the age, the prologue of which is being now unfolded ? No better answei could be given than appears in La Follettc's magazine under date of September 10th, which appears l>clow. We beg our readers to read the fol lowing history of Humphey's record in the National House ot Rcpresenta tives, and, after reading, ponder well if he be the man they want returned to Washington, D. C, to make or mar the future ot this Republic : "IVrservearancc may be a virtue; fi delity in promoting a 'cause' may com THE LABOR JOURNAL Is the official organ of the Trades Council, and is read by the labor ing men and women of Everett umand Ihe admiration of men. Much de . I ponds upon the 'cans,..' X may be a , had one. In which case, perseverance and fidelity in its promotion arc neith er \ irtuous nor admirable. "A candid study of me Record of Congress leads to the conclusion that no measure for Special Interests can be so bad; that no scheme of System plunder can be so bald, as to want v champion in the person of some Syn tcm serving 'statesman.' There is no better illustration of this betrayal of public trust iv the interest of Privilege than the record of William E. Humph rey, Representative in Congress from the Firet District of the state of Wash ington. Dedicated to Ship Subsidises. Humphrey is serving his third term In Congress. From the first he has devoted his office to the promotion of schemes of legislation to enrich an In terest out of the tax contributed treas ury of the people. Humphrey's official service has been dedicated and devoted at all times the patriotic enterprise of upbuilding an 'American Merchant Marine' by the payment of shipping -ilbsiiiii's! Fur a generation of time no other System Interest lias so persistently and so successfully begged and bullied Its way into the public purse. Never before on a scale so elaborate and so Ilavishly financed has the manufacture of a false public opinion been prosecut ed in behalf of a single interest. Tlio perversion of sentiment and patriotism to Subserve System Schemes for ob taining public monej under false pre tenses, as seen in the agitation for shipping subsidies, is without a par allel since the days of the Pacific Kail roads legislation. Tn the first place, no authority upon this question believes that any amount of subsidies which the people have been asked to pay, or which the\ will ever itmsent to pay. can create an American merchant marine. Our navigation laws laws designed and maintained to fos ber the fortunes of Privilege forbid and prelude the upbuilding of a mer chant marine under the American flag. Laws which require thai vessels, to en gage in foreign commerce under the Stars ami Stripes, shall be built in American ship yards out of materials 'protected' b\ an inordinate tariff - laws which render the first cost of building vessels for an American mer chant marine more by a third to twice as much as the cost of like vessels en gaged in competition with them in ocean commerce under foreign fla s doom at the outset the hope of an American merchant marine, anil render the payment of shipping subsidies :in Unconscionable and unjustifiable waste of public funds, an expenditure of which the sole beneficiaries arc the shipping and ■Upbuilding Interests. "There arc ways of building up our merchant marine, lint the payment of subsidies is not one of them. Tiie re peal of some of the archaic provisions of our navigation laws would help gl'SStly. The enactment, of other laws eradicating from the life of American seamen its attributes of human slav cry would be another aid. The oppoT sit ion of the ship subsidy lobby, of its uihix'atiM and of its tools in Congress to legislation along these lines is but additional evidence that, the real oh jeeti\e of their propnganda is not the upbuilding of an Amerieaa merchant marine but the pi.unolion of <y) Ameri- can plunder bind Legislating for a Special Interest When li mtpl una td •"Cmgr-nto. (ContiuueJ on Vage Four.) No. 87.