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THE LABOR JOURNAL
I Official Organ of the Trades
is read by the laboring
IJjhXen and women of Everett.
vol. xxm.
WE KNOW
You need clothes for summer wear and we just want to remind
you that THE BIG STORE is the place where you will find correct
outfitting for Man, Young Man, or the Boys.
Have you seen our
Union Made Suits
$15 up to $25
Union Made Hats $3.00
Union Made Shirts, Gloves
Overalls, etc., at prices you want to pay.
Let us outfit you for summer and you may be sure of getting
full value for the dollars spent here.
A visit will please you and please us. May we expect you soon?
The Brodeck Co.
Pretty New Waists
Priced Low at
$1.25
A shipment of Waists have just been received and we mention
this special lot. They come in low neck and long sleeve styles with
soft collars and cuffs. Plain white, natural linen or striped effects.
Sizes from 34 to 44;
PRICED EXCEPTIONALLY LOW AT $1.25
BOTH PHONES 217 HEWITT AND ROCKEFELLER
Helping the Small Depositor
The small depositor of this bank is entitled to, and receives as
much consideration as our largest client.
By keeping in touch with our depositors of modest resources,
advising with them, and making loans where feasible, we are able
to co-operate with them in a way that aids in their financial develop
ment.
Be assured that your account will be welcome and appreciated
here, whether largo or small.
BANK OF COMMERCE
Riley-Cooley Shoe Co.
FULL LINE OF UNION MADE SHOES
Both Phonea 766 1712 Hewitt
1701-3 HEWITT AVENUE
THE HOUSE OF QUALITY
4 per cent on time deposits
Full Line of Union Made
Men's and Boys' Shoes
MODERN UNION REPAIR SHOP
Half Soles, Sewed or Nailed, 75 Cents Per Pair
Everett Shoe Mfg.
John Goldthorp, g| 2003 Hewitt
Manager. UUi Avenue.
THE LABOR JOURNAL
THE Of FICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL
Devoted to the Interest
KLA-HOW-YAH, JULY FOURTH, 1913
WILL TEST
LICENSE LAW
BARTENDERS CONTEND THAT
PRINCIPLE IS WRONG
MAY EFFECT OTHER WORK
MEN.
Has Everett or any other city a
legal right to compel the payment of
a license by a bartender for the right
to work at his trade? Will the city
have to blow back to the licensed
bartenders the amount of the license
fees collected? These are questions
which must be answered by the
courts according to suit which is be
ing filed in the superior court of Sno
homish county by counsel represent
ing the members of the Bartenders'
Union to compel the refunding of li
cense money paid into the city treas
ury by local dispensers of the glad
some beverage.
The suit grows out of the action
taken by the city commissioners of
this city when drawing up a new
saloon ordinance to govern the liquor
business after saloons were voted in
again last fall. The idea of the com
missioners (at least the idea given
credence) was that if the bartenders
as well as the proprietors were li
censed it would act as a double check
upon the business, compelling both to
be vigilant in observing law. There
was considerable opposition expressed
at the time to the principle of the
thing, opponents of the measure say
ing on the floor of the Trades Council
it was laying down a precedent which
might in the future be felt by other
trades and occupations provided we
had a city administration which
wanted to take a fling at organized
labor. At the time the ordinance was
passed by the commissioners none of
the bartenders knew exactly where
they were at. Many of them had not
yet obtained positions and very few
realized the far-reaching effect of the
ordinance.
As the months went by agitation re
sulted in sentiment among the bar
tenders being crystalized against the
license proposition and it was finally
decided to fight it in the courts, hence
the present action. The contention is
that the city government has not the
right to tax one who in legal phrase
ology Is "the servant of another" or,
in other words, a wage earner, for the
right to earn his living at a trade
for which he receives a recompense in
wages. Action will be instituted in
the superior court and an adverse de
cision carried up to the higher courts.
The International Union will be ap
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 4. 1913.
pealed to to interest itself in the
case because of the principle involved
but the local union is prepared to
fight it on up alone if no help be forth
coming. The boys contend that the
principle of the license tax and the
amount of the tax are both unjust.
They point out that if a man should
leave his position, as often happens,
or be discharged for any cause, or in
any way become unable to work at
his trade, he has no way of getting
back his money, even though he may
have worked but a day or two. They
contend, too, that a man ought not to
have a fine put on him for the right
to earn a living.
— It will be remembered that during
Col. Hartley's administration an ef
fort was made to pass an occupation
tax covering virtually all branches of|
industry in the city and that so much
opposition was raised that the ordi
nance was never passed. The bar
tenders' license fee, it is contended, is
purely and simply an occupation tax, :
but confined to only one occupation.;
Other branches of trade will be deep- j
ly interested in the final outcome of
this case. It is not presumed that
the present city administration will
attempt to enact a general occupation
tax, but it is argued that some day
the city might be cursed with an ad
ministration bitterly hostile to or
ganized labor.
At the meeting of the bartenders
which resulted in suit being author
ized, the members were out in force
and were unanimous and enthusiastic
in favor of commencing the suit. The
boys realize that it may take some
time to get final decision but say that
makes no difference, that the question
might as well be settled one way or
the other for once and all.
The city commissioners are firmly
of the opinion that they are within
their rights and undoubtedly will fight
the ordinance out.
THE MASCOT.
The Busy Bumble Bee and a sup
porter of union labor. The Bee that
is making labor cartoons famous.
Watch for it in the columns of the
Labor Journal.
of Organized Labor
GALA CROWDS
VISIT EVERETT
KLA-HOW-YAH PROVING A
GRAND SUCCESS—STREETS
THRONG WITH MERRY
" MAKERS.
Everett is host today to the rest
of Snohomish county and right royally
is she playing her part. Not for
many years has a celebration been
pulled off in this city so full of ex
citement, gayety and hospitality.
Prom early morning until midnight
the streets are full of merry makers
and Young America is everywhere.
The American kid comes into his own
about this time of year and as a suc
cessful noisemaker he is in a class by
himself. Nobody cares, however, and
many a sedate father is secretly en
joying his son's air splitting racket.
Bless your heart, it only comes once
a year.
To many thousands of spectators
the airman's flights over the bay and
city are the first stunts of that kind
they have ever seen and they are
proving the real thrillers of the cele
bration. There is variety enough on
tap this week to suit everybody's
taste. The baseball fans are getting
satisfaction, those who like the waltz
and two-step are thronging the dance
pavilions, the carnival is drawing its
quota of fun seekers, everybody is
having a good time in his or her own
way. The cafes and bars are all do
ing good business but the crowd is or
derly and well behaved and the police
report little trouble in handling the
people.
Today is the day of days and the
climax of the celebration. The grand
parade this morning was the biggest
and best ever pulled off In the city
and the sidewalks were lined with
thousands of people who cheered en
thusiastically each novel feature as it
passed by. This afternoon the deco
rated automobile parade comes off
and the Habolum Turn Turns have a
weird street demonstration planned
for tonight. Wall all go to bed tired
tonight (or sometime in the morning),
but happy and vowing it was the best
ever in the way of celebration of our
natal day. Everett has done herself
proud.
The 1913 Indian Motorcycles
are now In, $215, single; $265,
twins. Bicycles and Motor
cycles sold o ninstallments at
Arthur Bailey's Sporting Goods
& Hardware Store.
Mention the Journal to every
merchant who solicits your pat
ronage through these columns.
WHAT THIS DAY MEANS TO US.
(By E. P. Marsh)
Another twelve months have rolled by and again today we cele
brate ,in various ways and with various degrees of emotion, the
birthday of the nation. To all outward appearances we are paying
but scant heed to the deep significance of the day. But beneath the
noisy exterior there is flowing a strong tide of patriotism. While
some there are who would banish to the limbo of discredited legends
many of the thrilling stories of '76. yet to many of us they still
remain real and we love to visualize the stirring events of a century
agone. We picture again the fall of Warren at Bunker Hill, the
midnight ride of Paul Revere, the rousing of the countryside to
repel the invaders at Lexington, the dark winter tit Valley Forge,
the surrender of Burgoyne, ft H those scenes of the devolution which
have adorned the pages of history. We can remember as children
how fascinated we were with the story of the Liberty Bell. How the
old man stood waiting for the boy to give the world that a new
country had shaken off the fetters of a king. Ami then as the boy
came running in. exclaiming, '"ring.' grandpa, ring," the old bell
pealed forth its glad tidings. "Proclaim Liberty throughout the
world." In all American history, from the landing of Columbus
down to modern times, the period of the Revolution lias been, and
is, the most thrilling to all true Americana. And it will continue to
thrill the hearts and stir the ambitions of millions of Americans who
shall come after us. The American revolution, inaccurate as some
of its stories may have become in the telling, was the climax of a
rule of oppression, the result of a longing for human freedom. What
is patriotism? Not a hollow numbling of meaningless words and
phrases. Not a waving of the national colors in a riot of frenzy.
True patriotism is the shaping of a man's words and actions to give
life and color to the movement for human rights. lie is not a patriot
who wrings tears and groans from the oppressed .though he pro
claims lip allegiance to the Stars ami Stripes from the mountain top.
lie who robs childhood of its birthright through the medium of the
cotton mill, women of her virtue through the starvation wages of a
department store, man of his strength and ambition through ex
hausting labor of mine and factory, is not a patriot though he fly
the national emblem from countless flag pedes and gives his millions
to endow libraries and other charitable institutions He who causes
suffering cannot wash away the stain by charitable deeds. We love
that old preamble and think it should be treasured in the memory
of every one who lives upon American soil: "In order to form a
more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, pro
vide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure
I the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain
and establish this consitution."
That preamble meant something to our forefathers and it means
[something to " s - If it was worth fighting for then, it is worth fight
ing for today. Not the kind of battling that drenches the land with
blood and fills countless homes with the miseries of war. but the kind
that dares to stand up ami he counted for everything thai is true,
land ennobling and just. If in this commercial age we have wandered
from the principles for which those revolutionary heroes fought, it
jis not too late to return. We sense as clearly .we think, as any the
| injustices and wrongs perpetrated by a conscienceless class and the
hollow mockery of that class shouting itself hoarse in the name of
"American independence." It fills us with disgust to see the f 1 a<_ r
floating over a West Virginia hull pen or outlined in the columns
of a Los Angeles Times. Hut we have 804 lost our reverence and
love for the old flag, nor our faith in humankind. What though the
flag be abased and desecrated by unworthy hands" The principles
for which that flag first threw its folds into the breeze are as un
changeable, as indestructible .its granite. If equal opportunity to
expand and grow into the fullness of true manhood and womanhood
be denied through assumption of jxiwers by a lawless state of so
ciety, ours is the duty to restore that equal opportunity by wresting
I hack from lawless hands their scepter of dominion. "A government
; derives its just powers from the consent of those governed." Tilings
are WVong, terribly wrong, in modern society, in modern industry.
Hut we can't right those wrongs by standing hack and cursing the
flag, cursing society, railing at government, defying even our Maker.
Destructive tactics are not for those who have the world's betterment
THE LABOR JOURNAL
NO. 21.

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