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Official Organ of the Trades Kouncil, is read by the laboring nen and women of Everett. VOL XXIV. (ALWAYS ASK FOR "S. & H." GREEN TRADING STAMPS) Great Offer of Men's and Young Men's Overcoats at $9.95 In this special offerinji we ari showing exceptionally fine tail ored Overcoats of the favored novelty weaves—ln the three quarter length and box or belted styles— REGULAR $15.00 AND $18.00 Selling all Ladies' Novelty Coats— <Hi 1 O mZf\ values to $27.50; to close out at afl) Am-« 3\J GREAT BARGAINS IN OUR BOYS' STORE The Brodeck Co. 1701-3 HEWITT AVENUE THE LEADING MEN'S AND BOYS' STORE Riley-Cooley Shoe Co. FULL LINE OF UNION MADE SHOES Both Phones 766 Klein Distribu ing Company, Inc. J. F. KLEIN, Prop. 4 encv for ITALIAN SWISS COLONY WINES, PORT, SHERRY, MUS CAT, ANGELICA From $1.00 to $3.00 Per Gallon Our Brandies are from the Italian Swiss Colony made of the Purest of Madera Grapes. Our leading brands of whiskey are Edgewood, Barbee. Yellow stone, Harper, Sunnvbrook and Burclay "76" and our brand — "LITTLE OLD FASHION WHISKEY" Delivery to any Part of the City S. S. 385—PHONES— Ind. 636 COR. HEWITT AND OAKES EVERETT, WASH. NORTHERN TRANSFER CO. Office and Storage Warehouse Acregs from Great Northern Freight Depot Sunset 191, lad. 291 Available Funds Your money deposited in tlis strong, conservative bank is abso lutely safe and always available when you want it. Hanking to the depositor has been reduced to simplicity in this old established institution— madt so by the personal service rendered every depositor. Be "at home" ill this bank. BANK OF COMMERCE 4 Per Cent on Time and Saving Deposits CUT PRICES on all shoes until March 1st —to make room for new stock Everett Shoe Mfg. Co. 2003 hewitt aye EXTRA SPECIAL Plain or military collar flannel Shirts, all colors, including plain blue California flannel—positively the best values you were ever offered at the following prices: $1.50 Wool Shirts, Special 95c $2.00 Wool Shirts, Special $1.45 $2.50 Flannel Shirts, Special $1.75 $3.00 Flannel Shirts, Special $1.95 $3.50 Flannel Shirts, Special. , $2.25 & Corneil Better Clothes Union Made CORNER WETMORE 1712 Hewitt •NOW FOR THREE, MILLIONS" f ■■ '■ - —' "~ ' A 9 The Labor Journal THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL KVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IU, 1914. The books will be open until 9:00 P. M. at the City Hall* February 18; 19, 20 and 21. REGISTER AT ONCE ! TO ABOLISH GUARD SYSTEM SECRETARY OF LABOR WIL SON URGES CONGRESS TO ACT—IS AGAINST PRIVATE SOLDIERING. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.—1n his first annual report Secretary of La bor Wilson asks congress to pass leg islation that will prevent the inter state transportation of armed guards in times of strike. Reference is made to the use of these individuals, who, the secretary reports, "Are said to have been imported from Colorado and other states through a business con cern engaged commercially across state lines in supplying corporations with an armed and trained soldiery or police in numbers running into hun dreds and even thousands. In connec tion with the Pere Marquette strike * in Michigan, armed guards, furnished I by agencies in other states supplying * men to take the place of local strikers, ► accompanied those men to Grand Ra , pids. They were then turned back by * the United States marshal under in ► structions from the district judge. In the Calumet copper mining region armed guards under contract with the employers were forwarded to the lo cality by agencies in other states." Mr. Wilson urges congress to take ac tion within its constitutional limita tions to regulate this business in the interest of peace and order. It is shown that this suggestion is neither novel or new, and the report of the congressional committee that investi gated the Homestead strike, twenty one years ago, is quoted at length as I a preretlent. This report favored regu lation and declared these guards might "properly he characterized as a sort of private military or police force." Mr. Wilson submits that the rights of congress in this matter are unques tionable because of its laws relating ito the "white slave" traffic and the opinion of congress and the public gen erally that interstate commerce no longer applies to traffic in commodi ■ ties only. NOTICE TO CARPENTERS AND BUILDING TRADES. All members of the Carpenters and Building Trades Council are requested to attend the funeral of Mrs. Electa Kime, wife of Brother Louis Kime. The funeral will be I held today (Friday) at 2:00 p. m. at Maulsby's chapel. | The League held an entertainment last Monday night in the Labor Temple ■ | instead of the regular business session. J'IA mock trial was held and three law ] Myers presided in regular court style. jk|A woman jury was sworn in and lis |M tended to the evidence and rendered a <► verdict of guilty. The defense never had a show from the start. Even the ; witnesses for the defense went over to I the prosecution. Everyone enjoyed themselves and after the trial was lover many stayed and enjoyed an hour of dancing. R. J. Faussott appeared for the state, and the firm of Hulhert and I lusted represented the defense, while Prank L. Cooper presided as judge. Next Tuesday afternoon F IV Marsh of this city, president of the State Fed eration of Labor, will address the Women's Card and Label League of Seattle He will outline the campaign Itllt Inaugurated to obtain signatures for the petitions for the submission of the seven measures proposed under the initiative. He will also talk on the history of trade unionism and the union label Win II Itoid, secretary of the Inter national Shingle Weavers. Sawmill Workers and Woodsmen, came tip from Seattle last Sunday to attend the open meeting in Liberty Hall. Millie is a member of the Bvweil local, hut makes his home in Seattle since he was elected to his present position. Next Friday a number of the nicin | hers of the League will go over to I Marysville to attend a banquet of the Shingle Weavers While there they expect to Institute a Women's Card and Label League. A WAIL OF WOE FROM THE EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION THE INITIATIVE PROGRAM OF FARMERS AND UNIONISTS SEVEN BILLS FILED BY JOINT LEGISLATIVE LEAGUE WITH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INITIATIVE ACTION— A BRIEF RESUME OF EACH BILL—LABOR MUST ORGANIZE FOR THIS WORK. (By E. P. Marsh, President Washington State Federation of Labor.) We, the people of a sovereign state, are about to demonstrate that we know quite as well what is good for us in a legislative way as do the law makers we send bi-ennially to Olympia to represent us. We are also about to demonstrate that we have a better and more direct method of applying that know ledge than the repn sentative system in vogue. Our ego may be j super-developed, but we have come to that conclusion after watching the po : litical trades, pie cutting, partisan maneuvering, that has marked each session jof the legislature for lo these many years. This year of our Lord 1914 finds us with a new legislative train on the track called INITIATIVE, REFEREN DUM and RECALL. There may be some rough track ahead, sharp curves. I signals may get crossed and give us an occasional wreck, but we've got a com petent crew aboard and people are anxious to reach that terminus called (lood Government. Everything's brand new. hearings may run hot. hut she looks good for all that, and we're bound to give the new road a trial run that will mark an epoch in the affairs of this ifttle old state government of ours THE SEVEN SISTERS MAKE THEIR DEBUT. The 28th of last month there were filed in Olympia on behalf of the Joint Legislative League, seven initiative bills which have been jocularly dubbed by the brethren of the quill "The Seven Sisters." Let me explain first how Un original six bills came to be seven. It was originally planned to draw one bill abolishing several state commissions and transferring their duties to remain ing commissions or state offices. Legal consultation developed the fact that one subject only could be covered by a single bill, so if it was desired to abolish more than one board or commission, separate bills must be drawn to (over each body aimed at. The decision being to do away with both the state tax commission and the state bureau of accountancy, it was necessary to draw two bills to get at them both. Hence, seven initiative bills instead of six as originally planned. Later on as the campaign progresses these hills will be discussed pro and con from every angle. A brief glimpse at them must suffice at this writing and I will present them in th order in which they will appear upon the ballot, with the serial number gi , n to each No 6—Bi UE SKY LAW. This is an act to prevent fraud md impostors in the sale of stocks, bonds Bad other securities, and in the tale of lands and interests therein, and pro viding for complete regulation by , he state of all persons or corporations en gaged in tho sale of such propertii - It : practically identical with the Blui Sky law introduced in th* last h•■ slaturo and smothered in that body Ii makes it obligatory upon every eonpany doing business under the act to sub mit to a thorough investigation SS to its methods of business, assets, liabili ties. It is similar to the KtBIM KM which has stood the test of actual oper ation for a number of yeai No. OF INSPECTION. An act abolishing th. In;i,-au of inspection and supervision of public offices and placing its duties 'he hands of the state auditor. If this bill becomes a law the hunch ot accountants now traveling about the stats) at Sight dollars a day per. will drop from the payroll and not mote than three traveling auditors at a salary of ItjlOO each be employed The state auditor is required to list all assets of the state, prepare a balance sheet showing the cost of operation of every state institution and every branch of govern merit, income Iron, all source.-, and make r< port aunuull> The hill aims di rectly at economy in state government and the abolition of a potential state political machine No. S- EMPLOYMENT OFFICES This bill makes it a v demeanor punishable by fine and imprisonment tor any employment agent, Dt his representative, to demand or receive, directly or indirectly, any fee from a workman for furnishing him employment The evils of the employment agency are so well known that the bill needs no' particular comment at this time. A similar bill was defeated in the last ses- ' s>on of the legislature Contlnned on Page Two. Mention the Journal to every merchant who solicits your pat ronage through these columns. PREPARES BALLOT TITLES OF BILLS , ATTORNEY GENERAL SUM MARIZES INITIATIVE MEAS URES FOR PRINTING ON TICKETS AT COMING ELEC TION. olympia. Feb. il—The attorney general has prepared the following ballot titles for the seven proposed in itiative bills filed with the secretary ;of state by the legislative committee |of the state grange, the farmers' union and the labor unions: No, ti. An act relating to corpora tions, copartnerships and persons en gaged in the business of dealing in land, stocks, bonds and other securi ties, to prevent fraud and imposition In the sale of same and transferring to public service commission all au-! thorlty vested in the secretary of state in respect to corporations. No. 7. An act abolishing the bu reau of inspection and supervision of public offices and vesting in the state auditor all powers and duties of such bureau and requiring the state auditor to prepare a balance sheet showing the operations, transactions, receipts and expenditures of each department and institution of the state. No. 8. An act to prohibit the collec tion of remuneration or fees for the securing of employment or furnishing information leading thereto and pro-! riding a penalty for violation thereof. 1 No. !>. An act relating to treatment of workmen injured in extra hazard ous employments, fixing pecuniary lia- 1 bility therefor, providing for arbitra tion of disputes, prohibiting certain deductions from wages and imposing duties upon the industrial insurance; department No. in An act providing for the employment of all convicts upon pub lic highways except in certain cases, authorising the payment ot certain | sums to dependent families of such convicts, creating a state road fund,! providing a tax levy therefor trans- , ferring the public highway fund there to and making an appropriation of , 12,000,4 POT carrying out the pro- , visions of this act. No. 11 An act regulating the fish- | ing and oyster industry, prescribing , licenses and taxes for the taking of Man and oysters and upon persons and i appllances engaged in such Industry, , and imposing duties upon and vesting j Dowers iti the state fish commissioner | j No. 12. An act abolishing the state , board of tax commissioners, vesting the powers and duties of such board Jtn the public service commission, and providing that the valuation of any public service property fixed by the public service commission shall be the ( 'same whether used for the purpose of rate making or for tax valuations. ! THE LABOR JOURNAL MANY JOIN ORGANIZATION MASS MEETING CAUSES A STAMPEDE INTO TIMBER WORKERS REGULAR SES SION PACKED. Last Sunday afternoon the local union of Tim her Workers held an open meeting in Liberty hall and many new members were added to the rolls of the local union. Jay Fox. logger, was the first speak er, and gave a very interesting talk on organization. He said he did not believe in that old saying that "All conies to him that waits" but that, "All comes to him that takes," and that the men in the timber Industry | would work ten hours forever if they themselves did not organize and en force a shorter workday. .1. G. Brown, president of the inter national organization, was the next speaker and went into the history of the industry thoroughly and to some j extent outlined the plans for the com | ing campaign. At the close of his re- J marks he invited all those who were not members to stay and make appli cation, which many did. J The result of the Sunday meeting and organization work that has been going on was shown at the meeting of the local organization in the Labor Temple when the hall was parked, imany being forced to stand crowded into the corners. It was one hour | after the close of the regular business i before the secretary with two assist j ants was able to give to the new mem bers their working cards. Many of the members are doing good organizing work and bringing ap plications for membership each week. The officers are working to have the industry 90 per cent organized by the first of May and with a few more meet ings like Tuesday night their expeeta ■tions will be realized. This is a day lof organization and the men in the timber industry should take advantage of it. S. F. OF L. SUPPORTS MINERS AND TEAMSTERS Whereas, the General Teamster* |Union, No. 174. Seattle, and Team liters' Union No. Tacoma. have i been on strike for several months: and Whereas, In the prosecution of their fight it has been found necessary for | the central bodies of Seattle and Ta coma to place certain members of the Employers' Association of Washington ;on the unfair list, as follows: The Richmond Paper Co.. Seattle; The Schwabaeher Grocery Co. of 'Seattle, handling the Happy Home, Gold Shield and Silver Shield brand of canned goods; The West Coast Grocery Co., of Ta coma. handling the Amocut. Zepa and Comas canned goods and Weseo cof fee: The Tacoma Grocery Co., of Tacoma. handling the Fairmont. Sound and Diamond Crown brands of canned goods and Money Saver coffee: there fore, lie it Resolved, that this convention doer, hereby place these firms on the un fair list of the Washington State Fed eration of Labor and requests the dele gates present to take back to their locals the report of conditions in Se attle and Tacoma and impress upon them the necessity of buying their goods from firms which are not unfair: be it further Resolved, that we request all locals affiliated with the Washington State Federation of l abor to financially as sist the striking Teamsters of Seattle to the extent of their means The committee on labels and unfair lists, while presenting its report, fav orably recommended the following: Resolved, that the products of the Western Fuel company of Canada and of tli.' Canadian Coal company of Brit ish Columbia be placed upon the unfair list of the Washington State Federn tion of Labor The convention adopted the resolu tion as presented Thos. Oooley. Robt l<ovell. Chas. Blunt. Forest Blunt and Chas Inelc of the Teamsters' Union attended the Northwest Conference of Teamsters in Seattle last Saturday evening. NO. 1.