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THE LABOR JOURNAL
Mention the Journal to the merchant who solicits your patron age through these columns. Vol. XXII. Visit Our Great Boys' Store, Second Floor Union Made Clothes I Our Mechanics Department Complete in every detail with Union Made clothes and fur nishings for the working' man — AT PRICES MOST DESIRABLE Our Boys' and Men's Shoe Annex Busiest in Town i We Give I Green I Trading Stamps THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY SPRING House Cleaning Sale Odds nnd ends and sample curtains. Many good values in either white or ecru. From Ito 3 pairs of a kind. Priced spe cial for this sale. 60c Curtains, pair 45c $1.00 Curtains, pair 69c $1.25 Curtains, pair gßc MISCELLANEOUS BARGAINS 25c Madras Cloth 17c 15c Embroideries 5c 18c Scotch Gingham 12c 12'/ 2 c Huck Toweling 8c 8c Toweling Crash 5c 59c Mercerized Table Linen. 39c 15c Handkerchiefs 5c 10c Outing Flannel 8c $1.00 BEDSPREADS 7gc Full size, heavy crochet Bed spreads, worth $1.00 each. House cleaning sale, each 79c W. H. CLEAVER Successor to Dolson & Cleaver Both Phones 217 Hewitt and Rockefeller CALL FOR THE HAFERKORN SEAL SOUDAN SECOND 5c Cigars Union Made by =— the ======== Haferkorn Cigar Co. Monte Cristo Meat Market 1715 Hewitt Avenue Both Phones 201 Pastime Pool Parlor in its new quarters. Most up-to-date place in the state. Twenty first class tables. Good order. Good music. Everybody invited to see the big place. ROBINSON & DRIESSLEIN, Props. 1617 Hewitt Riley-Cooley Shoe Co. FULL LINE OF UNION MADE SHOES Both Phones 766 The strongest showing of Men's Union Made Clothes ever congregated in Ev erett is shown at this store. The Newest Spring Patterns Colorings and Styles $15 to $35 The Brodeck Co 1701-3 Hewitt Avenue The Busy Men's Store LACE CURTAINS $2.00 Curtains, pair $1.25 $3.50 Curtains, pair $1.98 $6.00 Curtains, pair $2.98 -Vie Bleached Muslin 9c $1.25 Bedspreads 95c 10c Cheviot Cinghains 7c 25c Neckwear 10c 30e Ivaces for 8c I2V2C Chambra Gingham 9c 75c Embroidery Flouncing*. . 39c 10c Unbleached Toweling Crash 7c 6 50c SHEETS FOR 35c Double bed size Sheets, size 72x90. Heavy muslin, wide hem. unusual value. WTorth SOo. House-cleaning sale 35C We Garry a Full Line of j "Government ; Inspected Meats** —SEE THE— THE LABOR JOURNAL The Store That Saves You Money 1712 Hewitt THE Of FIOIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Devoted to the Interest DUST FROM THE DIAMOND HEALY S COLTS VS. BALLARD THE OFFERING FOR NEXT SUNDAY AFTERNOON—THE TEAM LOSES TO SEATTLE LEAGUE BUT PLAYS BALL ALL THE WAY. (By A. Bug.) The clerki and Mukilteo—but let's not talk about it. The memory of that awful massacre in the eighth inning when the sound of the clam-diggers pat tcring across the plate was like a hail storm on a tin roof, is too painful to recall. Manager Kdney, with his right hand raised to high heaven, vows that never again shall such a thing happen to a team of his. I .a i lard is the offering next Sunday on the home grounds. The strength of the team is not known. Time was when Mallard could go out and eat up most any amateur team in the state. We have a recollection of going up against that team with the nifty little Wood worth pitching for Hallard and getting all we wanted of their game. They may still be able to give US a stiff argument. It will be the first chance to see our boys in action against a team in Its own class, as we have hooked up so far only with leaguers who by all rules of the game should Ik- able to trim US to a frazzle. Ilealy's bunch must do some consistent practice for it will have to meet some tough propositions before the season is over. Wenatehee Ims a team that will make them go the limit. That 14 --inning 1 to 0 game with Victoria stamps the Big Red Apple crowd as ball play ers of mighty near league caliber. In Manning, formerly of the Twilight league Stanwood has a pitcher who is a strike out fiend and so far this year has made Opposing Iwitters look foolish. There are a dosed teams in the state that we could mention that are composed of players nearly ripe for league picking. So our boys have got to get down to hard work. I heard a fan the other day knocking Rube Roberts. "Why, he tries to kill the ball all the time," said Mr. Critic, ''instead of advancing the Imse runners." Remembering the many timely hits the Rube has delivered which have scored much needed runs, I was unable to agree with the speaker. A few more men on the team with the batting ability of Rube would cinch the amateur cham pionship for Everett. We would suggest that upholstered seats be installed on the woodpile just west of the grounds. It is too bad to make the cheap sports stand during an entire game of nine innings. Fans who saw the game Sunday be tween the clerks and Mukilteo think that the clam-diggers would give Healy's Obits a hard chase. We do not agree with them. Even if Singleton should weaken there would be no such gap in our Infield as was apparent last Sunday in the clerks' line-up. The support given Singleton on all ordinary occasions would cut off many a hit such as went for one and two bases Sunday. CHILDREN'S BUREAU TO BE ACTUALITY. Washington, April 18.—President Taft on April !» signed the bill creating a chil dren's bureau in the department of com merce and labor. The bill provides that the bureau shall be under the direction of a chief, to be appointed by the presi dent, and its duties prescribed are to in vestigate and report upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life in all its phases. The provis ions of the hill are to go into operation at once. As is usually the case, the credit for the passage of this hill has •been given to those who only acted in a subsidiary capacity to the American Federation of Ijibor. The American Federation of Übor has advocated this measure for a uuml>er of years, and was finally successful in securing the introduction of the bill in both houses of congress, and the legislative commit tee of the Federation has been constant ly engaged in furthering the measure. The credit for the passing of this bi I belongs almost entirely to the American Federation of Labor, although it has re ceived assistance from numerous other quarters, for which the federation has been duly considerate and thankful. INDEPENDENTS JOIN INTER NATIONAL. Oshkoah, Wis., April 18. -Secretary Mtalone of the Travelers' Goods and Leather Novelty Workers' International union rej«>rts that a large independent local organization in New York has just affiliated with the international. He uls.. states that the local onganisation of this craft in this city has been I granted the nine hour day without strike 'or reduction in wages. EVERETT, WASHINGTON, Friday, April 19, 1912. A GENERAL WARNING TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC THERE IS A STRIKE ON THE HARRIMAN RIALROAD LINES INCOMPETENT MEN ARE TAKING THE PLACES OF THE STRIKERS AND A LARGE DEATH ROLL IS THE RESULT— AN ACCOUNT OF THE SAN ANTONIO EXPLOSION. In the Traveling Public: Are you aware of the fact that there! is a strike on the Ilairiman railroad lines, and that the Ilarriina n lines eon-| sist of the Southern Pacific railroad. San Pedro, l.os Angeles A Salt Lake railroad : Morgan's Louisiana <x Texas railroad, the Illinois Central lines, the Arizona! and Eastern railroad, the Oregon. W ash ington Railroad and Navigation Co. lines, the Oregon Short line, the Union Pacific railroad. Houston A Texas Ten tral railroad, as well as the Southern Pacific ferry boats running between San Francisco and Oakland? On September 30, 1911. about .'l.'i.OOO shopmen on the lines walked out on strike. This number included skilled mechanics, such as boilerinakcrs. black smiths, machinists, sheet metal workers, ear inspectors, ear repairers, and others. With the exception of possibly 160 or 200 men, they are still out on strike. Since that time the railroad officials have been attempting to care for their locomotives and cars and other equip ment with unskilled men. more com monly known as scabs ami strike break ers. And what has been the result of their efforts in this direction? A few months ago a boiler of a large locomotive standing in the round house at I.OS Angeles. California, exploded, in stantly killing four men scalding them and tearing their bodies to pieces. On the Union Pacific R. R. the boiler of a large locomotive exploded there, killing the fireman and one or two others. Up at Colfax. California, two large mallet compound locomotives on two different occasions, while rounding a curve, left the track, and rolled down a steep em bankment, and human life was lost on this occasion also. At Tucson, Arizona, a disaster occurred, also with a loss of human life. It is not so long ago that on the llli nos Central R. It. several prominent railroad officials were killed in a werck on that road, which was believed to have been caused by failure of the air brakes to work properly on the loco motive. They crashed into the rear end of a train hauling the private car of Mr. Melcher. the s md vice-president of the Rock Island 1!. li. system, and Mr. ■Tamilian, formerly president of the llli nois Central R. R. Those men were In stantly killed. The newspapers stated 'that the wreck was due to a mistake in orders. On information we have received we have been informed that it was due to the cause that we have above stated failure of air brakes to work properly. Do you realize, Mr. Traveling Man or Woman that an accident of this kind is liable to happen again, and that it is the car that you may be riding in that may be crashed into and that you may be numbered among the dead and in jured ? Now, we wish to call your attention to the most serious disaster that has yet occurred. On -Monday. March 18. at San Antonio, Texas, on the Galveston. Har rishurg & San Antonio R. R„ which is a continuation of the Southern Pacific, otherwise known as the Harriman R. R. lines, the boiler of a large locomotive exploded, killing 33, by admission of of ficials of the company, and wounding over 50 others. It is quite possible that the death list, if the truth were known, may be even greater. The accident is reported as being due to the fact that inexperienced strike breakers were employed to perform the work that experienced mechanics had been performing in the past, 'The ma chine shops, coppn shop, and a portion of the round house iv which the engine was standing were w recked. A number MANNING'S GYP, A. K. C. 127,858 Gyp has produced more priie-win ning Boston terneis tt.an any matron in the we«t. She it in the show for ex hibition only. of Organized La hoi* of other engine* iv the building were smashed, the exploded locomotive was demolished, the boiler jacket, weighing over l.oon pounds, was lifted hundreds of feel in tin' air and hurled more than a block away; the tender of the loco motive «a- blown hundreds of feel away. Most of the newspaper accounts of the affair state that most of the dead were so badly mangled that they probably never will Is' identified, and fragments iof their bodies were blown blocks away. Ambulances and doctors of the Ft. lions ton hospital corps were rushed to the scene, the reserve corps removed the corpses and pieces: not one whole body was found. The injured were terribly maimed, ami probably the death list will be increased greatly. The explosion shattered the glass in hundreds of houses. The round house took fire after the disaster, increasing the horror. Thousands flocked to the scene. Four buildings were totally or partially wrecked and the men in these were blown to bits. One corpse was found three blocks away. Those who Were killed were strike breakers, with the exception of one, who was a loco mol Ive engineer. A woman living in a house several blocks away was perhaps fatally in jured by a portion of a locomotive crashing through the roof into ber home. Now. Mr. Traveling l'ublic. the point which we want to draw your attention to and warn you that your lives are in danger while traveling on any of the above mentioned roads, is this: The men who were killed by these boiler explosions, for the most part, were strike breakers, and it appears that the press of the public gives but little at tention to this kind of loss, because after the first day when the matter was reported in the press not a line has ap peared in any of the papers throughout the country in regard to this explosion, since that time. This is evidently done because the railroad officials wish to keep the matter as quiet as possible, realising that if it were given too much prominence the public would begin to realise the danger of it. W hen those locomotives exploded, they happened to be standing in the com pany's round house -but suppose they had not suppose they had been hauling the passenger train that you were rid ing on. and the explosion had taken place then: do you realize that yourself and every other person on that train would probably have been killed or dan gerously injured? Suppose that one of those locomotives was hauling a train, and standing under the passenger shed of a large union station, with probably 16 or 20 other passenger trains resting under the same shed, with hundreds of passengers in them, some going and some coming, and several thousand peo ple in or about, or in the close vicinity of this Union station, and this explosion then took place. Do you realize the terrible injury and the awful loss of life that would lie the result? Or suppose that the boilers of one of the Southern Pacific ferry Imats crossing from Oakland to San Francisco should explode, do you realize the terrible dan ger and awful loss of life that would In the result? We call your attention to those mat ters, Mr. Traveling l'ublic, because they are facts, and if you nre heedful of the welfare of yourself and your friends when traveling, you will« select some unite where the ears and the locomotives are Oared for by skilled and competent mechanics, and where unnecessary dang ers and those that can be avoided will not confront you. CHARTER WINS AT THE POLLS EVERETT VOTERS APPROVE COMMISSION FORM BY A NARROW MARGIN —FREE- FOR-ALL RACE FOR $2,000 JOBS — FOUR ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR 1912. By the narrow margin of fifty-eight out of thirty-nine hundred odd votes easi the commission form of government car ried nt Tuesday's election. Three thou sand voters signified that they didn't care a whoop what kind of administra tion Everett has by neglecting to even register. Speculation upon the various combinations formed lor and against the charter makes interesting dope for the street corner wiseacres but doesn't alter the fact that Everett will try out the new municipal plan of government. June 4 will see the primary election for three commissioners. If any candi date receives a plurality he will be re lieved from the necessity of making any further campaign. If no candidate re ceives a plurality, six men will enter the finals. Two thousand dollars salary looks like good [licking to many of our leading citizens, and We may look for a well filled field. The adoption of the com mission form has just opened the fight. Now we will get a real campaign. No body is barred from the contest and it is not unlikely that two score or more patriotic citizens will file. We will get our fill of political con tests this year. There will lie two char ter elections. Then the general primary and final election will follow. Pour! Count em! Four! Popular excitement will divide this year between the base ball season and the political contest. Seriously, the election of commission ers means a whole lot to the people of Everett. The charter is an instrument of administration of municipal affairs BUT MUST HAVE EXECITIYF. OF ficebs respoxsiye TO the will OF THE PEOPLE TO MAKE IT TRULI* DEMOCRATIC. 'ITIE VOTERS ol' EVERETT SHOULD STUDY WELL THE MEM WHO ASPIRE TO EX ECUTIVE POSITIONS UNDER THE NEW CHARTER. FIVE TWENTY-THREE (Some of the Lawrence operatives ] make $.).'2:t weekly wage.) Five twenty three in dollars and cents. CurtoUS figures. WJiat do they mean An item, perhaps, in your daily expense, I Hut dropped from your books betwixt , and between. I A box of cigars—a trinket — a bet — I Losses at auction —roses, maybe — , Scarcely worth serious notice and yet — j Tragedy's writ in that five twenty- | three. Five twenty-three in dollars and cents — See that gaunt creature--hulk of a man. ' Toea peering out and clothing in rents Follow him close to the haunts of his ' clan. Of course he's unshaven, of course he's ' unclean. Of course he is hungry -so would you be If you mortgaged your life in return for a lien To keep up a home on five twenty three. Don't run away. Come in; look around. Of course the room's bare; of course the room's chill. That specter? His wife. Those heaps on the ground ? Children too young to work in the mill. No greetings you say? Gaze on her eyes. Why do they shim 1 ? Wait; you shall see. The wage of a week in his trembling hand lies. Count it, my brother —five twenty three! Come, here's a problem. What can she do? Kent, food and clothing- how can she pay? Only four babies—l leave it to you. You in your wisdom shall tell her the way. No? Suppose they are ill or they die? Death's a good landlord. His dealings are free. Why do they shun him? Why do they try With life in the balance on five twenty three? Tell me. sister, why do they try? You ye cradled a baby close to your breast. You've heard enraptured its weakling first cry. You know the glory of parenthood best. Yes, love's in their souls. It's all that they own. Triumphant, uplifting, compelling and free. Of hunger and rags, sereue on its throne. It fights for the future on five twenty three. —Percy Shaw in New York American. THE LABOR JOURNAL Is the official organ of the Trades Council, and is read by the labor ing men and women of Everett LARGE CROWD ATTENDS BALL FIRST SOCIAL EVENT AFTER CLOSE OF LENTEN SEASON DRAWS A LARGE ATTEND ANCE—THE LADIES OF THE LABEL LEAGUE TO MEET EVERY WEDNESDAY. The Label League Hard Times dance was a decided success, socially, financial ly. and (shall We say it ':; artistically. The hall was well filled with dancers but not as badly crowded as some of the former hops have been. Dress suits were not in evidence nor many stand up collars. True to their word the usurers in charge of the door levied toll on white collars, cuffs, watch chains and all other outward symptoms of ostentatious wealth. It didn't .In any good to kick about it either. Everybody knew the rules of the game and the ladies at the door showed no money nor played fav orites. A prize was awarded to Mrs. K. I). Sullivan as the most appropriately ™- turned lady and to Cordon Maertz for appearing in the most dilapidated suit of male attire. The Gold Dust Twins tried to escape the tax' collector by donning the business uniform! of the Labor Temple janitor but couldn't get the play over. Card tables were set upstairs for those not caring to dance. H has been suggested to serve tea and wafers or install a moving picture ap partus as an adjunct to the regular meetings. Semi-occasional dances dis close the presence of many members who apparently cannot find their way to the hall on other occasions. The above is not a knock on the social activities of the league. My word, no! It is just thrown out as a gentle re minder that league work isn't entirely a play spell, but thai there is real work to do which requires the presence and helpfulness .if every member. 'There, we didn't mean to scold. So don't throw this paper down and resolve not to read another word. Somewhere about thirty dollars was netted at the door which will be used in doing the laird's work. Surely there is no nobler service than caring for those from whom fortune has turned its face. LARGE CROWD GATHERS AT PROTEST MEETING. The ituum meeting In Liberty Hall last. Friday evening was well attended, sev eral hundred men and women being present to voice tli<ir protest at the high-handed methods of attempted strike-breaking adopted by the business interests and local authorities on Grays Harbor. The meet ing was under the joint auspices of the Everett Trades Council ! and the city central committee of the so cialist party and was presided over by 1 1!. J. Olinger, chairman of the central committee. Mr. Jarvis ami Mrs. Kate Sadler spoke for the socialists and In ternational President Brown of the shingle weavers for the unionists. Brother Brown has been almost con stantly on the ground since the trouble reached an acute stage and portrayed conditions ;'- they exist. He stated that there has been no antagonism in Ho qufaua between representatives of unions conflicting i" form of organization nor no mud slinging at one another. Bach observed their own lines of organizatiov and let the other fellow's alone, the tacit understanding being that they had a common enemy to fight am! it WM 00 time for discussion among themselves. The strike was in the hands of an e\ ' ccutive committee representing all or ganizations involved in the struggle. The tactics of the employers, business men and police officials were scathingly ; denounced by all the speakers, Mayoi Ferguson of lloipiiam and Sheriff Pay ette, however, coming in for words of commendation for their fair ami svitip thctie attitude. Before adjournment of the meeting a free will offering was taken to aid the toays Harbor striken JOURNAL'S ANNUAL EDITION TO BE OUT IN JUNE. The best iiml most attractive special edition ever (rotten out by the Ijllior .lournal was the 24 page edition issmsl last dune. A~ an advertising issue of the resouiivs of Snohomish county it has probably never been excelled an I was the work of K. J. Smith, an expert in write-up editions. In the past \car Mr Smith has put on like editions" for the Spokane f ahf \\ orld. licllingham Jour nal, Taeoma ljiiior Advocate and Port land Labor PreSS, the last named being just recently issued. Mr. Smith is agiiin in kvcrctt prepara tory to putting on another big animal edition for the Labor .lonrnal to tip|>cnr alsait the 15th of June. Mr. Smith's business methods are clean ami reliable. Oat c\|>eiioiiee with him last year was pleasant and we haw not the slightest hesitation iv recommending him anil his solicitors to the consideration of the . business people of Snohomish county. No. 10.