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Devoted to the Interest
At the time of going to press (Thursday noon) no decision Ims been handed
down by the state supreme court In the "friendly suit" brought by Attorney Rey
nolds of Seattle to test Judge Black's eligibility to office. Attorneys who have
followed the case -ay that a decision should have been reached immediately. With
hut little over three weeks until election it seems unthinkable that the supreme
court would tolerate delay. Vet day after day passes without any word from
Olympia. Is the honorable court, playing peanut politics with the governorship
of a great commonwealth!
At the general election two judges are
to lie elected out of the four candidates
nominated on September 10. The voters
of tliis city at the primaries gave strong
endorsement to Mr. Benj. W. Sherwood,
one of the successful four. He received
next to the highest Vote here, with six
candidates in the running, and also re
ceived strong support in the country,
The press of the county has also given
Mr. Sherwood strong support. We quote
a few comments. The Everett Daily
Herald says:
"Benj. Wl Sherwood is being favor
ably considered by many voters as a
candidate for the office of superior
judge. In discussing the political situa
tion with the Herald, a friend of Mr.
Sherwood said: 'From a close observa
tion of Mr. Sherwood for a number of
years. T believe him to be a tireless
worker and a careful lawyer, and that
his record during eleven years practice
has won him a prominent position among
the members of the Snohomish county
bar. Some of his opinions while he oc
cupied the position of city attorney of
Kverett have been put to test, in the su
preme court and held correct. (In st
notable being his opinion declaring an
extra levy of five mills invalid. He stub
bornly fought several large damage suits
against the city that he considered un
founded, and is entitled to a good share
of the credit for preventing the city from
being swindled by a woman who pre
sented a false claim for damages claimed
to have been received from a fall on a
sidewalk. His work ill handling the case
wherein the validity of a large amount
of city WaVrants was sustained by the
supreme court is remembered by I he
people', and the taxpayers of the city
should not forget his work in helping to
secure the issuance of bonds bearing a
low rate of interest in place of warrants
drawing a high rate, thereby saving $15y
000 a year and enabling the city to get
on a cash basis, in general. T wish to
BaT that, in my opinion, Air. Sherwood
has proven himself to be a man of the
highest honor and integrity, a safe legal
advisor, careful to observe his oath and
fearless in the line of duly, and abund
antly capable of filling the office he
in an editorial published September <>.
the Monroe Monitor Transcript says:
"Benj. W. Sherwood is regarded as
one of the prolwblo winners in Hie judic
ial contest. His ability and straight
forwardnes- as attorney of Ihe city of
Kverett have gained for him a support
that his friends believe will secure him
.the nominal ion and election, lie is re
garded as an absolutely clean, straight
and honest candidate."
The Marysville ('.lobe says:
"In his private practice, during the
eleven years of his residence in the coun
ty, as well as in the position of city
attorney of Kverett. lo- has demonstrat
ed his high regard for his oath of office,
thorough knowledge of the law. ability
to handle intricate legal problems and
loyalty to the interests of the people."
The Index News says:
"He served two years as city attorney
of Everett and during that time he has
more than proved his worth as a legal
advisor nnd counselor. He is a hard
worker, and a (lose student of the law
and is considered one of the most able
attorneys in the entire state."
Other papers of the county are also
favoring Mr. Sherwood's candidacy, and
his friends consider his chances for sue
cess on November I are cxcelelnt.
Friday, <>d. 4. -Council opened at the
usual hour with President WiHiston
wielding t he gavel.
Credentials of J. Sweeney, longshore'
man. and Clarence Miller, teamster, were
accepted and delegates obligated)
A communication was read from the
Bakery and Confectionary Workers' In
itemational urging that the label be de
manded on all custom made bread.
i Toledo (Ohio) Metal Trades Council
asked the Council to support a proposed
amendment to the constitution of the
A. F. of L. giving national and interna
tional union- power to amalgamate, the
amalgamation to be indorsed by refer
endum vote of organizations affected. A
two-thirds affirmative' vote of all mem
bers voting to be necessary for amalga
mation. Council endorsed the proposed
A neatly printed brochure from Wm. J.
Ooates of Spokane proclaimed the fact
that he was a delegate to the A. F. of L.
convention this year and would gladly
be of service to the trade union move
ment of Washington. Communication
was turned over to the tender mercies
of the pies- committee. Ye editor be
ing chairman of said committee, he will
see that proper attention is paid to the
communication of the Spokane labor agi
Precinct committee appointed to dis
tribute literature on the "initiative, ref
erendum and recall amendment" reported
the city had been quite thoroughly cov
Delegate Allen of the printers dis
coursed at length on the heavy sale of
Saturday Evening Post and Ladies' Home
Journal in Kverett. These publications
arc notoriously "unfair" to the printers.
Brother Allen urged that onion people
take a few moments* time and write to
the Curtis Publishing company, urging
that the company get right with the typ
ographical uion. He further suggested
that the list of unfair publications print
ed in last wei'k's Labor Journal be cut
out aud pasti'd tqi for handy reference.
Brother Beck, national organizer of the
Hold ami Restaurant Employes and the
Bartender*' international League, was a
guesl of the Council and delivered a
short but splendid address. Brother
Beck will remain in the city until after
election, when he hopes to hnve the
pleasure of re-establishing a live bartend
ers' local in Kverett.
Delegate Marsh briefly outlined the
proposed plan of the shingle weavers in
ternational to broaden the jurisdiction of
the organization to embrace the timber
industry aud re organise under the de
partment plan.
Reports by Unions.
Carpenters Sampson, unfair contract
or doing work In Stanwood with two
Seattle union carpenters and one union
carpenter from Everett working for him.
The Kverett num. Nil-on, fined 25 bucks
by the local union.
Longshoremen -Election of officers.
Plumbers Placed $10 fine against J.
C Sherman, Ik>ss barbs*, for hiring nu
unfair plumber.
Painters One initiation.
Plea antral One initiation; one applies
Shingle Weaver- Due initiation: lost
a brother by death
Typographical Voted 100 shares of
Lalsir Temple stock.
Tailors Three intintlo—| one by
card: voted to take fifty share* of Labor
Temple steak.
Teamsters One initiation.
Label Langus Qood meeting; will
'take fifty shares of stock.
of Organized Labor
Shingle manufacturers have been on
strike for two weeks- a strike ngainst
oppressive market oonditiona. And we
are wiling to concede thai they had a
real grievance for striking. Did you
ever bear a shingle manufacturer admit
that possibly a striking shingle weaver
had a real grievance?
A gentleman who claims to be wise
to the situation told us the following
story about the strike of the mill own
The manufacture of shingles has fur
many years boon a poor man's game.
That is, many mills were operated by
men who had nothing outside of the
little Invested in a mill. A practical
weaver- maybe two nf three would go
in together would save up a few liun-
Ired dollars ami go into business. Ma
chinery could be purchased on time, tim
ber bought the same way ami both paid
for out of the earnings of tin' plant. But
the small manufacturer—and his name
was legion- was helpless when it came
to marketing his product. He hail tin
storage yards nor could he reach the
tiade direct because he couldn't afford
delay. He had to have his money quick
ly to make his payments regularly and
keep, his credit good. Enter, the broker
Ihe middleman, lie was a very ac
commodating gentleman. lie took the
shingles, paying BO per cent nf (lie pur
chaae price on the bill of lading and the
balance in 00 or 90 days. If the broker
had played square things would have
been different, hut he didn't. The mid
dleman randy dues. He adopted the old
game of price-cutting on the manufac
turer whenever opportunity offered. He
didn't lose because he had yardage fa
cilities for holding his shingles and the
trade paid his price in the end.
To meet the brokers' slash the in.inn
faeturer tried the closing down process
but it was never wholly effective. Many
nf the little fellows couldn't shut down
as long as they broke even. Their ma
chinery had to be paid fur or they would
lose it. <Ar the timber had to be paid
for within a specified time. The big
manufacturer could run on a lesser mar
gin of profit because of a lesser cost
production, so he pounded away. After
a spasmodic shut down which was hard
ly ever general everybody started Up
and slammed their shingles at the brok
er. The inevitable happened. The price
soon broke again and there they were, as
bud off as ever. This hari kari policy
continued until finally some of the
manufacturers got together and said
"Here, this thing has got to stop. We
have been at the little end of this sell
ing game long enough. The weavers
have got more sense than we have. They
organize and fix their wage price and we
pay it. The broker offers us whatever
he is minded to give aud we take it.
Something's wrong.''
The outcome was the formation of a
manufacturer's selling agency to deal di
rect with the trade and financed by its
members. it had hard sledding for a
time. Many mills refused to go in'" it.
remembering previous organizations that
had gone to pieces. It had the brokers
(o fight right from tin- jump. The of
fleers hung on niul the mill owners
gained more confidence in the sound
ness of the principle and ultimate suc
cess. Result: Increased membership
and increased financial strength.
Shingles nose this summer to the high
est price level in years. The selling
agency increased in efficiency and made
money for the affiliated mill owners.
Then the brokers played their trump
card. They quoted a low price to the
trade a price thnt almost wiped out the
margin of profit to the manufacturer.
Their motive was plain. They figured
00 wiping out the selling agency at one
fell swoop. The trade Wouldn't buy
from the agency when it could buy from
the brokers at a big reduction. With
the agency out of buafawSS the manu
facturers would be forced to come back
to the broker with his product, and at
hi-- terms.
The reply of the manufacturer \va
startling and decisive. He put on his
coat and walked out. He called a strike
on the broker. There was no parleying,
no offer to compromise it Was a walk
out. And it is claimed that those hither
to outside the movement, joined rapidly
until within ten days 00 per cent of the
straight shingle mills in Washington had
pulled the fires under their 1 toilers. II
is claimed further that the great ma
jority of the combination mills are in
full sympathy with the movement and
are curtailing their output.
Be it's war to the death and the knitc
to the hilt between the manufacturers
and the brokers. Will the brokers win
a- they have many times before 1 Will
the manufacturers stick this lime or
will some of them 'break the strike?"
The manufacturers claim that if they
can eliminate the broker they can regu
late production and set a stable price
to the trade-a condition vastly better
for both mill man and weaver. That's
probably true if they can lick the hrok
Samuel 11. Blythe, premier political
dopester of these United State, says
that Roosevelt is going to get a lot of
rates—an awful lot of votes on Novem
lier ii and that the politician- will be
astounded when the voles are counted.
'I he progressive movement locally is not
a bit behind the movement nationally if
the Hodge-Hanson meeting in the Coll
sonn: rink be any criterion. Two thou
sand Jieoplc crowded into the building
to hear the progressive eh.impious and it
was evident, from the attention and np
plause of the big crowd that it was un
questionably a progressive one. Il might
be drawing on imagination to quote
Qoldsmith, "and those who came to BCOff
remained to pury." bul if scoffers there
were their remarks were not audible.
(He Hanson was in his most Hanson
esipie style and sailed into special privil
ege until said s. p. was gasping for
breath. The Tatt -1 lay IVrkiiw crowd
was handled without gloves and the big
crowd showed its appreciation.
Hob Hodge devoted the most of hit
lime to answering hi; detractors. His
political enemies have been (he busy little
boys in circulating all manner of slimy
stories about him. Hodge personally
doesn't care very much what they say
about him. but finds that everywhere
the public expects him to answer his
Opponents. And he sure does answer
them, The stand pat crowd caught a
Tartar when they angled for Bob Hodge.
The Hay crowd arc in the position of
the man who caught the bear but could
not bring it, into camp because the bear
wouldn't let go.
Hodge made a splendid impression
upon his audience, lie is a big. square
ihouldered, twl-f'sted, big-hearted
Scotchman, who has dug his own path
way out of the solid rock with his finger
nails. He has absolute confidence in
himself and believes firmly that he will
be the next governor of Washington
Since Wednesday night a lot of Kverett
people believe it. too.
, By Charles Peiry Taylor.
(Without asking or wanting permission
from anyone.)
"Hay. Ole, come yar. Ay lak ask you
, sometlng. Who you bane vote for on
dees governors?"
I -Ay ska] not vote for some, for sine.
Ay skall tink much about decs here. Ay
bane live few yare in decs state. Ay
bane read plenty paper. Ay bam here
. plenty talk. Ay know plenty mans.
Ay bane know dees for sure: Ay bane
. want change."
"What bane matter of dees income
bent, dees here Smiling Marion? Ay
, bane hear Paul-heom-us (you bane know
. Paul?) say Smiling Marion bane nice.
< (dean boy. Paul say heem real name
i Hay. bane mean dry grass. You know
"Yaw, yaw. Ay know heem. Heem
i bane fine teller in Sam Perkins' private
offis, but dam poor man in stale house."
"For why you bane say dat?"
"Ay bane vorking man. Ay bane live
iv .lees state forty year. Ay bane lee
, union men york like bell for labor law.
Ay bane see dees Hay governor fight
does labor law like hell, too. And Ay
bane see dees same Hay. when labor law
bane passed, claim credit for dees labor
law. Ay bane see dees Hay bossed by
Sim Perkins, and Ay be dam if Sain
Perkins bane boss me, Ay not bane
get use for governor bossed by Sam of
anybody else. So Ay tank Ay vote for
"Who yon bane vote for?"
"Ay not bane cock sure yet. Ay
know Yudge Black bane glide man. but
Ay not bane sure he run. Ay know-
Bob Hodge bane glide man. too. By gar.
no man can boss lu-eni. Heem bane
Scotch Highlander not scrub Low lander.
Heem bane gude sheriff, heem bane
glide fighter, heem hane gude miner,
bane squvnre. Ay tank heem bam putty
gude man.
''Bane any more vant dees yob:
"Yaw. bane lady in Kverett. but \y
not hane know heem. Perhaps bane all
right too. But Ay lak you not forget
ihs-s: Hay bane no gude fallal' for york
iugmans. Heem bane in state bouse lak
peanut iv rain barrel. Heem nol know
state law. heem not know state bu- i
in s-, heem not know heem yob. heem
expect newspaper mans tell heem what
say in speech, ami by gar. uo mans enn
teel who write heem letter- to lawmak
ers. Heem liane write heem friend
Ajjytant Genera] lak dees:
" IXm't bane let dees crooked business
get out. Put on clamps. Shul heem
mouth. If secrets bane get out of arm
ory, bane raise hell. Shut turn tap i|vick."
"Heem bane hell of a fine governor
You tank so?"
"You no bane vote for Bay. Ole?"
i "Not by dam site. If hane nobody
run but Hay and nine kinds fellow dogs.
Ay bane \ote for dogs."
Is the official organ of the Trades
Council, and is read by the labor
ing men and women of Everett.
The Everett Smokestackers closed the
series with Marysville Sunday afternoon
before one of the largest crowds gath
ered in the locftl lot tliis year. As was
perfectly right anil proper Kverett took
the game and the series, winning; the
Northwesi semi-pro championship.
Singleton and Welsh both laid off from
box work, two Northwest league pitch
ers opposing each other. Jimmie Clark,
star iwirier for Vancouver, was in the
box for Kverett. while Kaufman of Vic
toria took up the burden for Marysville.
( lark had al lthe heller of the pitching
duel, being especially strong j n the
The game was not as thrilling as the
previous two but contained interest
enough to keep the big crowd guessing
the whole route. Marysville has a hunch
of dangerous battels, liable to start
something at any moment ami a -igh of
relief went up when the last man went
out in the ninth.
HoHerman, first sscker for the Ta
coma leaguers, gave a pretty exhibition
in right field and was a bear with the
stick, getting three of Everett's twelve
hits. Harry Martin had a good day with
the club and brought his batting aver
age up with three hits. Final score was
8 to 3 iv Everett's favor —a decisive vic
II is not out of place here to say a
few words about Healy's great aggrega
tion. The gate receipts for the season
would indicate that the fans were hardly
appreciative of the splendid showing
made this season. Since the reorganiza
tion following the disastrous Marysville
series the early part of the season.
Healy's bunch has played the finest kind
of baseball. An analysis of the games
wili show- that not only has there been
fine fielding but that the boys have been
strong on the aggressive, hitting the ball
on the nose hard and often and batting
out a victory in game after game. Kv
erett has not had such a ball club since
Northwestern league days. We do not
believe any semi pro team in the state
has any license to heat the Smokestack
ers in a series of games and the lineup
would give the leaguers plenty of trouble.
For several years Kverett has been off
the baseball map until the opening of
Robbins park last season. Ihe credit
able showing of lull and the stellar per
formance of 1912 has put Kverett back
iv I he mulling again.
Preparation* ought to begin without
delay for the 1913 season. Assuming
that we are not yet ripe for league hall
it would be the pari of wisdom to liogin
planning for next year's season. Kverett
wants (or 1913 the best semi-pro club in
the state. Walter Thornton', great team
with its record of 27 wins was the best
piece of advertising aver sent out from
Kverett. Jack llealy with his bunch of
winners hasn't hurt the old town a bit.
Here's to the 1012 Smokestackers!
The informal social given by the Label
League Monday night for members only
was an entire success and reflects much
credit on the committee having it in
charge. Despite the stormy weather a
large crowd gathered. After the rou
tine business of the evening had been
con, bided a short musical program was
put on. Particularly fine were the piano
selections by little Miss Irene Bodin and
violin and piano duets by the two Sol
bergs (brother and sister). Light re
freshments of Ice cream and cake were
served after which the floor was cleared
for an hour's dancing. The gathering
broke up alxmt midnight. The first
social session of the fall and winter sea
son was a delight fill one and will be
followed by other similar evenings at
regular intervals.
Everett baseball fans will he given
one more treat before the season of I9lfl
paaofls into history, Next Sunday the
Sinoke-t ackers will hunch up against a
team of Backed leaguers which will in
clude such stars as Tealy Raymond,
i hat lie Mullen and others, all stars of
minor league heaths 11. It will be by
all odd- the fastest aggregation the
Smokestackers have met this year, hut
they are confident of being able to hold
the professionals even. If Old Sol will
condescend to show his face Sunday a
record breaking crowd will fill Bobbins
The regular luesting ot the stockhoKT
ers of the Kverett Trades Building asso
ciation lehodllfcld for last Wednesday
tftNMia was nnavnidshly postponed
one week Wednesday, October lfi. was
the date set for the post|>oned meeting.
Have your summer suit cleaned and
pressed now. American Dye Works.
NO. 35.

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