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Mention the Journal to the
merchant who solicits your patron
age through these columns.
sVol. XXII.
About the goods wo sell may sound "too good lo
be true," but wo assure you most emphatically
that only straightforward statements without c
particle of exaggeration will be found in our ad
We actually sell you Union Made Suits and Overcoats
for $15.00 to $25.00.
that are equal and superior to clothes thai cost
you five dollars mure elsewhere.
Union .Made Hats and Shoes are sold here on
the same basis.
(iet acquainted with this store's merchandise.
It will he a benefit to yourself as well as to us.
We Give. S. & H. Green Trading Stamps
Month End Sale
Heavy Cotton Blankets
This Blanket will appeal to those wishing a good heavy cotton blanket
for little money. Gome* in gray, tan and white, colored border*. Good
tveighl and a good seHer at 7-V. Month End /*, fc^
Mercerized Table Damask; many
attractive patterns; special value;
worth 00c yard. Month End
Sale 39C
1... P..' -emirate Die-- Skirls in black, blues and mixtures. Extra special.
*10.00. Month End Sale $298
[Slack Keatherbioom Petticoats, tine quality, deep ruffle flounce. Worth
up to $1.00. Mouth End Sale 49C
Firsi quality Apron Ginghams, neat blue cheek*. Exceptional values. In
the Month End Sale at, yard 5°
l ull bleached heavy mu-lin Pillow Cases, Size- 42xM by 45x36. Special
values. Wbrth 17* each. Month End Sale "/-aC
Both Phones 217
Depositors of the
have the first claim upon its resource-: it- officer* arc charged with the
obligation of satisfying that claim.
Many depositor! owe their success in part to the fact that they have
found this bank a helpful ally while developing their interests.
Our resources are such that we can greatly enlarge our field of use
fulness. New accounts ure invited.
4 IVr Cent Paid on 'l ime Savings Deposits.
Union Made by
Haferkorn Cipr Co.
Riley-Cooley Shoe Co.
Phones 766 1712 Hewitt
110-inch SllkoUnes, plain colors and
fancy figured for comfort cover
ings, etc.; sells everywhere at
12'/oC. Month End Sale 10c
Successor to Dolson & Cleaver
5c Cigars
Hewitt and Rockefeller
Devoted to the Interest
Editor Everett Labor Journal.
Gov. Hay is exceedingly anxious to succeed himself ;is governor
of the sovereign state of Washington. All the big daily newspapers
•■I the state (save the Scripps papers,) the big; corporations, the
standpal politicians are behind him in his campaign. Sensing the
obvious Pad thai the people of the state are progressive and in
clined to support none bul progressive candidates, Gov. Hay and his
supporters are frantically endeavoring to persuade the voters thai
Hheir 11s>i >*• and salvation lies in electing the "real progressive,"
Hay. "The Republican party of Washington is progressive," shouts
the governor and points with pride to the long list of progressive
measures passed by a Republican legislature and signed !>y a Re
pnblican governor Hay.
Gov. Hay. a Progressive! When, where and how? Whal is the
lest of progressivism 1 Whal a man claims (<> be or what his record
shows he has done.' Gov. Hay has been chief executive of the state
four years and in that period notable legislative achievements have
been made. Women have been given the ballot, working women an
tight-hour workday, a direct primary law passed, direct legislation
constitutional amendments submitted to llie people, a model work
men's compensation bill passed. These .are some of the big things
thai have been done in a legislative way. Every standpat orator
from Gov. Hay down (or from (low Hay up) is advancing tins no
table legislative record as the great reason why 11 ay should be re
elected, tf tlte argumenl is sound then Gov. Hay must have, borne a
prominent part in the shaping and final passage of the above reme-
HSI legislation. Lets glance over his record and see.
When Elay took ihe governor's chair the fight for the submis
sion of a constitutional amendment granting suffrage to women was
on. The women of the state were sending their representatives to
Olympia to camp on the trail of the legislature. 11' there is any
record thai Gov. Hay lifted a finger to aid the women in their
fight H> secure the submission of a suffrage amendment, the public
never heard of it. Ask the women who led that fighl before the
legislature. Ask .Mrs. Button, of Spokane, how much aid lite women
i received from (he governor.
The Direct Primary Law! if there is any branch of government
which should come under the primary law it is surely ihe judicial.
The legislature of 1909 took the nomination of supreme court judges
out of the provisions of the primary law and put it back in the old
convention system. Why did "progressive" Gov. Hay sign the bill
placing- the nomination ol' judges back in convention!
Initiative and Referendum! For years the believers in Direct
Legislation have been before Ihe legislature in behalf of this reform.
It was tin issue in ihe 1909 session and a dominant issue in the ses
sion of 1911. A careful perusal of Gov. Hay's message to the leg
islature will fail to find any recommendation to the legislature on
this issue. There is but one known record of his public utterance
,111 direct legislation, and that is against it. (In July 1.3. 1910, at
n pioneer's picnic held near Taeoma, Gov. Hay said: "There tire
those now who advocate a return to a system that a race outgrew
as il emerged from barbarism. * * They would have us. who
are in the midst of a highly organized civilization, full of distrac
tions ;md requiring the closest application of time and talent to a
wide variety of interests, attempt to govern ourselves with a sys
li m that met the needs of a simple, pastoral and barbaric age." Our
"progressive" governor was referring to the initiative and referen
The women's eight-hour hill, introduced and fought through
the legislature by J. E. Campbell, is another measure the governor
places in his '•preferred list" of progressive laws. We challenge
Gov. Hay to cite a single instance previous to the passage of this law
in which lie gave it favorable mention in tiny public manner. His
.messaue to the legislature contained no reference to this subject.
During- the 1909 session he threatened 1o veto the bill if it passed.
During tlte vicious attack made upon the measure during the 1011
session by the corporate interests of the state, no word of encourage
ment came from the governor to those who were fighting tooth and
nail for the passage of the hill. Gov. Hay is not entitled to any
credit whatever for the passage of the women's eight-hour law. yet.
ihe is claiming credit for his administration for its passage.
The big noise in Gov-; Hay's campaign is the Workmen's Com
pensation Law. Here at last, is something BIG, which Gov. Hay
accomplished! Didn'l Day appoint the commission that drafted the
law and didn't he fight it through the legislature.' A little inside
history concerning the progress of this measure through the legis
lature'is in order right here. The State Federation of Labor was in
session during the early days of the legislative session and went
exhaustively into the details of the measure before the legislature.
The federation gave its unanimous endorsement to the compensa
tion measure known as the Teats-Falconer hill and instructed its
legislative hoard to use every effort to assist in its passage. Prom
that day our representatives, led by Charles R. Case, worked un
ceasingly in its behalf. Cow Hay had—or Avas supposed to have—
a clear working majority in the senate. The lower house was in
clined to resent Hay's domination. What happened? Under the
masterful leadership, of Govnor Tetits. the father of the hill in Ihe
house, (he bill went through to a final passage with scarcely a hitch.
Bui in the senate it struck a snag—several of them in fact. Two
other Compensation bills were introduced by the enemies of (he Pal*
eouer measure and dm aduunistration bill, backed by Hay, was in
danger of its life. It was plainly up to Hay to line up his majority
in the senate, but he remained passive and inactive. Final action on
the Falconer measure was delayed upon one pretext and another
| until the session drew near its close. Or the Saturday before ad
journment an hour was set for final consideration. The senate was
still sharply divided upon the bill. Two senators, favorable to the
falconer hill, were to leave Olympia that afternoon, not to return
again during the session. When the hour came for consideration
lot" the bill it found the senate engaged in a filibuster which lasted
I throughout (he diiy's session. The enemies of the bill blocked it
! and it" was freely predicted around the capitol (hat the hill was a
gonor. Hay was appealed to to round up enough senators to pass
Ihe lull the following week and at first claimed that he had done
all he could —that ho could do nothing more, lie was continually
urged to •ret busy in behalf of the hill and finally consented to "see
what he could do." Then Case and Falconer got busy and through
i out the Sunday recess used argument and entreaty with recalcitrant
senators. It was a last ditch fight for the Falconer bill md Case
and Falconer pulled every wire to win over a majority. To the sur
prise of Ihe friends of llie measure who had left Olympia Saturday
night convinced (ha) (he bill was lost, enough senators were won
over to pass the bill, and on Tuesday, next to the last day of the
session, Ihe bill passed. The fact of the matter is thai Hay tell down
on his own pet measure when the crisis came and it was Case and
Falconer that pulled it through. It might be further stated that
although Hay is championing the "first aid clause" now, he calmly
laented t<> its elimination from the original measure during its
consideration by (he legislature.
Dv February 17. 1911, when House Bill No. 60, granting the
people (he right to amend the constitution by the initiative was
pending in (he senate, <iov. Hay, in an interview with Charles lv
ol Organized Labor
To the gratification of his friends who
arc confident he can be elected. Judge
W. W. Black has formally announced
his candidacy for the state supreme
court. Kvcr since the court decision
which knocked galley west his ambit ion
to be governor, the judge has been urged
by his friends to make the race for llie
supreme judgeship and after carefully
studying the situation he has thrown his
hat into the ring.
The Journal is glad Judge Black has
reached that decision. We can staod
men of his stamp on the supreme bench.
After following closely his eight years'
service on the bench of Snohomish coun
ty, the Journal is satisfied that no bet
ter choice could be made by the voters
of Washington. He has been absolutely
. fair and impartial In his decisions and
the laboring people have learned to trust
i him to give them a fair shake at all
nees for the supreme court will appear
in a separate column with no party
designation. Only two names will ap
; pear on the ballot but there are three
to be elected. If you want to vote for
Judge Black you have your choice of
| two ways of voting. If there is anybody
jat your polling place with Black stick
ers, get one and paste it In on your
ballot just under the printed names of
supreme court candidates. If there
I should fail to be any Black stickers at
hand, write the name. W. W. Black, with
your pencil just under the names of the
two printed candidates. Either method
lof voting will count as a vote for Judge
| Black.
No legal question of Judge Black's
right to qualify for the supreme court if
; elected can possibly arise so voters need
j have no fear that their votes will be
: thrown away if given to Judge Black*.
Friday, Oct. 18.—Council was called to
order at 8 o'clock, President Williston
J. li. Leon of the Grand theater was
given the courtesy of the floor.
A communication was read from the
Building Trades Council of Milwaukee.
Wis., to the effect that the F. W. Wool
worth Co., with stores established in
many industrial centers, had work on
their Milwaukee store done by non-union
The Council endorsed the plan of the
shingleweavers to extend their jurisdic
tion to embrace the timber industry and
instructed the secretary to send such en
dorsement to the executive council of
the A. F. of L.
Plan of closer affiliation and amalga
mation proposed by the Metal Trades
> Council of Toledo, Ohio, was endorsed by
the Council.
The Council requested that the barbers'
union when drawing up new agreement
with the boss barbers, provide for a way
to participate in Labor Day parades.
Also requested the musicians to aaeer-
dine of the joint legislative committee of farmers, trade onions and
direct, legislation league, said thai he had held a conference with
several senators and the agreemenl they reached was that they would
support the hill if amended as follows, the governor himself pro-
It toautg the amendment: "Thai the bill provide that at least 60 per
cent, of AXiL Tilt: VOTES CAST AT ANY ELECTION when the
oeople had proposed an amendment to the Constitution should he
necessary to adopt the same." A majority of the votes east for or
against any constitutional amendment has always been sufficient
to adopt or reject the same. Why should every ignorant or un
interested person who neglected to vote on constitutional amend
ments lie recorded as voting against same.' Still worse, why should
a 60 per cent, affirmative vote he required as a further restriction?
To make impossible the successful use of the amendment if adopted
the governor further said "that he would veto the hill if it came
to him in its present form." Gov. Hay nnd his clique of senators
killed House Hill No. 60. "Progressive" Governor Hay!
And there's the "Full Train Crew" hill! Wherever two or three
railroad men are gathered together, they are sure to hear how Gov.
Hay gave them the "Full Train Crew" hill. Gov, Hay did noth
ing of the kind. A strong lobby from the raihvaynien's organiza
tions, assisted by the federation of labor representatives, forced
that hill through the legislature without a sign of help from the
governor. Governor Hay held up the hill until it was necessary to
send delegations to Olympia basks dup by the urgent demand of the
railroad men of the state that he sign the hill. He finally signed it
under pressure of the railroad vote, and now trie-s to fool the voters
[into believing he was for it all the time.
When Gov. Hay assumed office he found "wished" on him
he his predecessor, a man named Huhhnrd. This man had for four
years been giving a correct imitation of "nothing at all" in the
labor commissioner's office. He was as near a nonentity as ever held
i state office. He was retained by Gov. Hay. During the session of
1909 a hill, introduced by Rep. Campbell, was passed dealing the
office of deputy labor commissioner, said office to be filled by a
woman Mrs. Blanche Mason was appointed, much to Hubbard's
.lisi'iisi. Hubbard was opposed to the passage of Ihe hill creatine
| the office and proceeded to make lift 1 miserable for Mrs. Mason.
Emm first to last Hubbard visited upon this woman a series of
annoyances and potty persecutions. He failed to give her any as
sistance in her work and when she collected her own evidence of
. (Continued on Page Two.)
San Francisco, Oct. 24. —A commission
to have charge of the construction of the
buildings to be erected on the grounds
on which will be held the Panama -Pa
cific International exposition has been
appointed and is perfecting plan- for
active Construction work. P. 11. Mc-
Carthy, president of the California Build
ing Trades, and ex-mayor of San Fran
cisco, is a member of the commission.
The exposition management expect- to
build at least one-third of the fair build
ings, and an agreement has been entered
into with the trade unions of this city
whereby these structures will be erected
under strictly union conditions. The
buildings which will be erected by for
eign governments and -fates are not in
cluded in the agreement with the union*,
but under the prevailing conditions in
San Francisco it is more than probable
that the greater portion of the buildings
erected under the direction of foreign
governments nnd states will bo con
structed by union labor. This decision
has been arrived at for the purpose of
permitting foreign government* to brim.'
their own artisans, so far as may be nec
cs-ary, to direct and complete the work
designed by these foreign governments.
An arrangement has been made that dif
ferences between individual unions must
be settled by conciliation or arbitration
without any interference of the manage
ment's plans to complete the construc
tion work with all possible haste.
tain if it would not be possible to play
Labor Day engagements at straight time
instead of double time.
Reports by Unions.
Barliors—Placed fine of ten dollars on
boss barber for employing unfair labor.
Brewery Workers —Donated T.abor Day
prize to Council treasury.
Carpenters —One initiation.
Longshoremen —Good meeting.
Shingleweavers—One application: vot
ing on international officers.
Teamsters—Four initiations.
Label League —Will hold open meet
ing November -I. Extend invitation to
all union people to attend.
Report from electricians that they had
subscribed for fifty dollars more of
Labor Temple stock: special meeting
next Sunday to vote on Sunset telephone
Voters cannot be too careful in their
■election of judges. The decision of a
judge in one court today becomes the
basis of a decision of a judge in another
court tomorrow for law is founded to a
great extent on precedent. The con
-t ruction placed upon a statute or •
question of law is often a matter of In-
dividual temperament, habits of thought
or environment of a presiding judge. An
attorney whose entire practice has been
spent in the service of corporations will
very naturally interpret the law from a
corporation angle. Xor does it follow-
that because a judge does that that he
is therefore corrupt. Environment plays
Is the official organ of the Trades
Council, and is read by the labor
ing men and women of Everett
There will be an evening of pure ami
unadulterated fun at the Labor Temple
next Monday evening, the occasion being
a Hallowe'en dance given by the ladies
of the Label League. Members of the
league and their friends are invited and
a slight tax of ten cents—one dime, two
nickels, the tenth part of a dollar—will
admit you at the door. And if you
don't have ten dollars worth of fun your
dime will be cheerfully refunded. There
will be several Hallowe'en features
sprung on the crowd during the evening,
the nature of which is being kept a pro
found secret by the ladies. The pro
ceeds of the dance will be put in the
stock fund. The league has already pur
chased fifty shares of Labor Temple
stock and is planning to buy more and
to raise the necessary funds it is pro
posed to hold a series of entertainments
throughout the winter. The worthy
cause to which the ladies are contribut
ing should attract a large crowd of it
self. Every member is urged to be on
hand .Monday evening and to have a
freud along.
an important part in shaping a man's
If we were picking an attorney for
judge we would select one whose clients
oaine from the common walks of life.
We believe his decisions would be more
apt to be just than those of the judge
whose law practice had consisted of cor
poration work.
Laboring people as a rule neither ask
nor expect special favors from a judge.
All they want is simple justice.
From all we have been able to learn.
Guy C, Alston possesses admirable quali
fications for the superior judgeship. In
his twelve years' practise in Everett he
has established a high reputation for
legal ability and his personal honesty
has never been brought into question.
The experience of Mrs. Erickson, which
she relates in another column, throws an
illuminating light on Mr. Alston's sense
of honor. It was not the act of a shyster
lawyer but the act of a manly man.
Mr. Alston has been too busy with his
practise to play the game of politics and
very probably would not now be a can
didate for judge but for the fact that
the judiciary has been removed from
partisanship. He has been always keen
ly interested in civic affairs and was
chairman of the commission which
framed our present city charter.
It is the belief of his friends that
Guy C Alston on the bench would be
guided by the same high sense of duty
that has guided him in his private prac
tise and that he would be fair ami
square with all having business in Ms
for county engineer. Mr. IfIMBI is mak
ing an energetic canvas.
The Seattle P.-I. (Polluted Ink-linger)
gives Judge Black front page space when
the supreme court knocks him out of
the race for the governorship; when he
announces his candidacy for the su
premo court the news is tucked away in
a five-line space in an obscure comer.
Did you notice itt
And don't forgot the direct legislation
amendments to the constitution. The
Plundcrbund press of the state is fight
ing them —that fact alone should be
■ proof that they are about what the pto
ple want.
Senator Poindexter speaks in the Coli
seum Saturday night ami every working
man and woman should hear him Mr.
Poindexter has stood like a rock in con
gress for justice to the common people,
his action in the Lawrence investigation
alone entitling him to rank high a« a
I champion of the poor and opressed.
NO. 37.

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