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•Friday. March 27, 1914.
TRADE ON ROCKEFELLER AYE. AND SAVE MONEY NEW ARRIVALS EVERY DAY NEW DRESS GOODS AT LESS 32-inch black and white Honey comb Check Dress goods. Saic price 3Q C 44-inch black and white Check Dress goods. Sale price 49 c 42-inch Honeycomb Check Dress goods. Sale price 75 c New Copenhagen, new King Blue and new Navy, all new mater ials, 40 to 50 inches wide; worth $1.25 to $1.50 the yard. Sale price 95 c NEW COATS Just received, 20 new Coats, in Copenhagen and navy. Our spe cial price $g go New White Balmaccan Coat, 3-4 length. Special at $14.00 New Black Coat, also a beautiful Copenhagen $18 Coat. Spe cial $13.75 The Millinery Department, tinder Mrs. Vannier, is showing some beautiful Hats at very moderate prices; also new line of Children's Hats. DOLSON & SMITH THE STORE AROUND THE CORNER ON ROCKEFELLER Have Your Letterheads, Bill Heads, Etc. printed on paper bearing the Papermakers Label. Only obtainable at Everett Print Shop DISTINCTIVE PRINTING.; All QQ PhonesJJ 2912 Rockefeller THEATRE -TV <J JOj "Everett's Live Wire" High Glass Vaudeville Complete Change of Program Wednesday and Sunday Matinee Dally 2:30. Evenings 7:15 and 9:00 A $1.00 SHOW FOR 15c AND 25c HOW SAVINGS CAN GROW IN THIS BANK The following scale will illustrate the growth of your small monthly savings if you deposit same with us at interest compounded twice a year WEEKLY SAVINGS Amount Deposited For Five For Ten For Twenty Each Week Years Years Years One Dollar Two Dollars — Five Dollars Amount Deposited Each Month Oue Dollar Five Dollars Ten Dollars A deposit will double itself at the above rate of interest every seven- EVERETT TRUST AKH SAVINGS BANK EVERETT, WASH. THE OLDEST SAVINGS BANC IN THE COUNTY Phones 831 H. W. SHAW COAL and WOOD LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER and BUILDING MATERIAL OFFICE 2829 Rockefeller 1W Green Trading Stamps on Coal and Wood S A N D NEW SILKS AT LESS 36-inch Crepe Silk, colors Copen hagen. Nell Rose and light rose. Hale price SQ C New Silk Faille; colors wistaria, rose and Copenhagen; 27 inches wide. Sale price $1 00 36-inch Silk l'oplins; always sell at |1.50 yard. Sale price..sloo 27-inch Messaline Silk, all col ors. Sale price (JS C SILK PETTICOATS 2, r . new Silk Petticoats, all the new colors. Special $1.75 NEW SUITS AT LESS 36 New Suits, some in the pew novelty styles, others in short jacket, tailored styles; worth $17.50 to $20.00. Sale $14.75 MILLINERY Label Paper 4% $ 650.00 $1,301.00 $3,252.00 $ 2113.00 $ 585.00 $1,462.00 MONTHLY SAVINGS For Five Years $ 66.00 1187.00 1*44.00 teen years and eight mouths. $1,614.00 $3,228.00 $8,070.00 For Twenty Years For Ton Years $ 147.00 $ 736.00 11,478.00 $ 366.00 j1,850.00 $3,661.00 OLD MEN AT FORTY Twelve Hour Day Saps Vitality ot Steel Workmen. LOWERS THEIR EFFICIENCY. Former Steel Official Declares That Three Shifts of Eight Hours Would Cost No More Than Two Shifts of Twelve Hours Each. By WILLIAM B. DICKSON. Former first vice president United States Steel corporation. This article Is by a practical steel worker. From a ".lob" in the Car negie mills Air. Dickson rose to tbe first vice presidency of the United States Steel corporation. He knows from personal experience what the seven day week and the twelve hour day are Plainly as a result of Ids activities a practicable scheme for one rest day In seven has re cently Rone into effect in all the mills of the United States Steel cor poration and In those of many Inde pendent companies. Ho now comes out just as vigorously for the sub stitution of three eight hour shifts in place of two of twelve hours. What are Day views ns to tbe twelve hour day iv the steel industry'; if the steel corporation is permitted by the courts to continue practically its at present organized the conditions of employment established by it must ul timately prevail in the entire steel in dustry. My comments will therefore deal mainly with that corporation. Tlie committee of stockholders of the steel corporation appointed at the meet ing of April 17, 1911. commented on this subject ns follows: "We are of the opinion that a twelve hour day of labor followed continuous ly by any group of men for any consid eralde number of years means a de creasing of the efficiency and lessening of the vigor and virility of such men." I heartily indorse this opinion and will further state that in my judgment a large proportion of the steel workers who from early manhood work twelve hours a day are old men at forty. This is particularly true of those exposed to I great changes of temperature. The finance committee, as a result of the stockholders' committee report, ap pointed I'eroival Roberts aud Mr. Fnr rell as a committee to consider "what, if any. arrangement with a view to re ducing the twelve hour day in so far as it now exists among tlie employees of tbe subsidiary companies Is reasona ble. just and practicable." Although more than a year has elapsed, l am reliably informed that there has been no report from this committee. The corporation is, of course, not re sponsible for the existence of the twelve hour day. having inherited it from its subsidiary companies. The corporation officials, in considering n change to an eight hour day, which iv the continuous processes Is the only alternative, are confronted with a seri ous problems which cannot be solved offhand merely by an edict of tbe board of directors. To effect such a change would, of course, require suffi cient time to secure the necessary ad ditional men. However, similar prac tical difficulties have been overcome in the manning of the enormously in creased capacity during the past ten years. The plea has been made that in some cases the workmen do not desire a shorter workday. This same statement was made as an excuse for the seven day week, but iv both eases it has come from that migratory class ol la borers whose sole aim is to quickly lie cumulate some money and return to Europe and who. in order to do so. are willing to live and work under condi tions which are physically, mentally and morally debilitating. Tbe directing minds of the steel cor poration huve wisely shown themselves on other questions keenly susceptible to public opinion. In abolishing tbe seven day week, establishing a pen siou fund, permitting employees to purchase stock on especially favorable terms aud In their uuigniticeut cam paign to Insure safety to all employees they are deserving of the highest praise. 1 urn hopeful that they will further commend their great corporation to tbe favor of the American people bj prompt and voluntary action looking to tbe abolition of the twelve hour day as rapidly as circumstances permit. A more specific question Is. Can the manufacturers afford nn eight hour day? I believe the advantage to be derived from more efficient because less exhausted workmen will to a great extent offset whatever additional COSt may be involved. Hut aside from this 1 am of the opinion that the steel companies can today afford to change from a twelve hour to an eight bout day In all those processes which are necessarily continuous. In other de partments a ten hour day Is practicable and perhaps advisable. If. however. It should be found that costs were actu ally Increased BO that a fair return on tbe Investment could not be secured at" present selling prices then part of the burden should be shifted to the con sumer by advancing prices This is. however, in my opinion, a remote con tingency. is not this the crux of the matter} The principal business of each genera tlon of men Is not to produce cheaply any urticle of merchandise, however important to the well lieing of SSClet] this may be. nor to Insure large profits to any Investor, however enterprising and deserving he may be. but to live normal human lives and to so main tain living conditions that succeeding generations may not be handicapped in keeping tbe same standards. G R A V E L THE LABOR MOVEMENT. Down the ages (lie the crowds of common people, so patiently, so unobtrusively, so submissive ly that dumb pain catches the heart in response to the human tragedy and pain of the dwarfed lives and suppressed powers. Though the march of the world's toilers hails with ils pain and its pathos, yet it brings cheer. ' gladness and encouragement. To day, though the common people dig and delve, go down into dark and weary places, do the work necessary to the Intricate organizations that supply social needs, yet many of them are able, comfortable ami happy past the conception of former ages. And how. The labor movement. In some guise, with varying ideals, tlie labor movement has existed wherever there has been need and oppression of tbe work ers. It has led them up from slavery to freedom, through the gate of freedom upon tbe Infinite possibilities of free life that stretch far. far away in the un fathomed future A CLEAN PLACE TO EAT. Decent Surroundings Increase the Effi ciency of Workmen. A plant manager complained a few days itgo. "I presume tbe unions will soon demand baths and dining balls." Well, why should they not? asks C. .1. Morrison in the Engineering Maga/.ine Tlie only reason why they should not is thai the manager should provide them before they are asked for. Any help toward good health among the employees Is a benefit to the concern Not only should a place to eat be pro vided, but tbe men should tad be per rnitted to eat in tbe shop No large ex pense need be incurred in fixing up a dining room, but it should be clean, light, provided witli plenty of chairs and witli music. A Concern employing several thou sand men provided dining rooms for the first time about two years ago atal was astonished at the Increase in pro duetion which resulted The v re turned promptly to work at the close of the lunch period and took up their tasks with a spirit which was before entirely lacking. On account of its size this concern was able to go very ex tensively into the eating problem and provided quite an extensive bill of fare so that an entire lunch could be pur chased or nothing at all. just as the employee elected Foods of the mosl wholesome character were provided at ridiculously low prices, with the result that over 90 per cent of the employees purchased their lunches. The lunch room shows a deficit every month, but is considered a good investment. NAVY YARD WAGES RAISED. Many Employees Benefit by Increase In the Pay Roll. New wage scales have gone into ef fect at all the navy yards in the United States except the Washington yard the proving ground at Indian Head and the station at Annapolis, Md The new scales were fixed following reports of wage boards at file various yards and a series of hearings at the navy department at which the en: ployees were represented. It is said that tbe effect of the changes iv wage scale of the previous year is to in crease tlie total payroll by more than $50,000 More than 1,400 employees will benefit by these increases, while about fifty employees are affected by slight decreases made in a few in stances. The wage scales were readjusted in accordance witli the direction of con gross that tin' scale paid shall conform to the prevailing rate of wages paid for similar work in private shops in the vicinity of each yard This adjust ment is made annually. More Pay For Ironworkers. Structural ironworkers in Indianap olis will receive t!8 cents an hour dur ing 1!)14. an increase of 3 cents over Inst year's scale, and 70 cents an hour from Jan. I. 1815, until April 1, 1916, according to the terms of an agreement recently completed between their union and the General Contrac tors' association. Eight Hours For Labor. S. Thurston Ballard of Louisville, Ky.. n mam her of the federal industrial relations Commission, who has an eight hour shift In operation in Ills flour mill, contends that "a man doing uctive or laborious work can do as much in eight hours as lie can in twelve." TRADE UNION GOSSIP. New York city factories employ 888 (KKJ poisons All underground miners In Ontario ttm luicf the eight liour working day For tlie members of Boston I'lttmP ers' union tlie |&90 n day wage scale went Into elVect .lan 1 It was agreed to early Inst yenr ns a compromise. Literature boosting a minimum wncc iaw being Initiated by the Ohio Mini tuuin Wage league has been mailed to each of the 2.000 tabor unions iv Ohio. The crown prince of Germany re eently liecatne a member of the Pant Big Cabinetmakers' union. All the kniser's , hlldren have had to learn trades The xtrike of women garment work ers In I'hllndelphln which lusted twen tv four weeks, ended with honors about even Both sides sutlered se verely. LABOR JOURNAL* INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. Measures Pending In Congress For Protection of Workers. 'liters tire two bills vow pending In 11 ongresS calling upon tbe federal au thority to take a part iv tbe general movement for Industrial snfetj une |is the Maun hiii introduced by the Ke I pllbllciin ciingressiuan truui Illinois. land tbe otber is tbe Hremner bill In trod lived by I'resident Wilson's lonn time friend ami coworker in New Jet I Tbe Mann bill provides for tbe crea tioli of "a bureau of labor safely itlU der it commlsetoueri to moke general and special investigation and exami nation id' labor safety plans and de ••ices of all kinds and to make public the results Of such investigation and examination " The Breuiner bill provides for prnc tically the same things as are included ill tbe Mann bill. But in addition it calls fur a museum of safety and a 1 laboratory "wherein may be examined and tested tbe relative efficiency i'l types of guards or other devices fot the protection of machinery calculated to safeguard the employee or the gen '•nil public from injury or Industrial disease.' t ohgrossman Bremner feels thai slab a headquarters where mot Ii oils from all Industries In all sections can be Investigated will react power fully on pi ogress toward industrial safety. In addition to tbe officials ol the bureau of industrial safety 111 ■ • bill provides lor the appointment ol an advisory hoard of twenty directors selected from the chief industrial een leis of Hie United States who are to serve without pay. It is understood that the president has expressed bis approval of the Bremner hill as an administration measure. It is singularly in line with one of the unicpie planks in tbe social and industrial justice platform of the I'regressive party and should com maud its support. The American Fed eration of Labor has come out for the Mann bill, ami tbe general princi ples involved have been indorsed by organizations of employers, it is not impossible 11 M inn Breuiner bill will write into the law this new spirit ol human conservation iv industry which is making itself beard above tbe ruth less call to the "daughters of toil" for men. more men Survey. POWER OF ORGANIZATION. Employors Unwittingly Promote the Growth of l_3L,ui" Unions. 'Che management ol must of the non union plants toda> are unwittingly doing their liest to force their etnplo) ees into unions. The eondltious in these plaeea are usually a ten hour day. wages slightly lower than the Union scale, time and a quarter for overtime and straight time for Sun days and holidays. These conditions alone furnish the organizers with all the necessary ammunition, and they say, "Join us and get an eight hour day. higher wages, time and a half for overtime aud double time for Sundays and holidays." To prove the case they point to conditions in nearby union shops. Can the workmen be blamed for listening, for becoming convinced and for making demands? A few years ago a machine shoo working a ten hour day in a section where eight hours were the rule was making a desperate tight to keep from becoming unionised However, about 7."> per cent of the employees belonged to tile union and then sent a delegation to tile management to ask for a 10 per • cut increase in pay. After a protract ed session an increase of 10 per cent was granted, bur no increase was giv en to. the nonunion men The dele gates sympathised with these men. but said. "Of course we could not press your case, as you do not belong wall us." Six mouths later there was pot a nonunion man In the place, and tbe management was called upon for a further increase in wages, an eight hour day and other concessions, all of which were granted. —Engineering Magazine. Stockholders Liable For Wages. The appellate term of the New York ; supreme court has decided that the stockholders of a corporation are liable to a bookkeeper employed by the cor poration for the payment of his salary Tlie suit was brought by William Far uuiu against stockholders of tbe Wish art-Dayton Auto Truck company, The stockholders resisted the suit on the ground that the law doesn't bold them liable for bookkeepers' wages. The up pellate term reversed a decision iv fa for of the stockholders and said that under the law they are liable for mon ey due to all employees except con tractors and that under a "fair, honest ami sensible' view of the law this In cludes bookkeepers. Printers Get Wage Raise. As a result of conferences held last year members of the Baltimore Typo graphical union had their wages raised automatically With the advent of tlie ! new year The new rate calls for a *1 weekly increase for morning papers j formerly .SLM. |md 11.38 for afternoon ; papers, formerly US.TO. Starting witb i next year the rate will increase $1 all around, and the 11117 Scale will lie *'J7 i for HWning and *'- r ' fee afternoon newspapets Tbe s tile is based on a seven hour day. with tlie overtime rate at 7. r i ami so i cuts an lion:- for day and j night work, respectively UNFAIR LIST. Published by order of the Kverett Trades Council. Electric Companies The Snoipialmle Light Co. Barber Shops 1. 11. Turner. 1104 News of the New Wash Materials 32-INCH "JUVENILE CLOTH. AP IN FAST COLORS, YARD £QC Have you Been this material If not, we ask that you do so —it is adapted to children's wear especially well, because of its fine wash ing qualities. Ladies admire it for their own dresses —you will find it lure only; we are the exclusive agents for it in Everett. NEW MERCERIZED POPLIN. *$Ej% 27 INCHES WIDE, SPRING SHADES '~~ bDC A decidedly popular fabric for spring dresses - launders beautifully and can be had in all the latest spring colors. This is an exceptionally nice quality at this price. .Make early selections. 27-INCH M. F. C. GINGHAMS 1 O 1 IN A LARGE VARIETY I L C This season we are showing the largest assortment of colors and patterns that we have ever displayed. Beautiful plaids and checks, with a large range of colors in the plain. BEAUTIFUL COTTON RATINE O 5% #% POPULAR SPRING SHADES £*3C Here is a quality that is admirable for ladies' and children's spring and summer dresses. We are showing this in tan, blue, pink, old rose, light blue and lavender. The width is 27 inches. The Grand Leader Dry Goods Company Hewitt; Mitchell Hotel shop. Wm. Whittaker, Lowell; Barnhart shop, Monroe. Bayside Iron Works. Everett Iron \\ orks. Building Laborers— Peter Jackson, Hotels anj C^ics —Mitchell bo Plumbers ('. R. Schweitzer, W. J. illahan, A. Stormfels. Electricians— i:. P. Bush, Bricklayers Barney Grant, Tony American Pile Driving Co. Carpenters Piatt, Paddock, A. Den amur, P"rank C. Tubs, W. J. Tenny, B razee. MILK-2 CANS--15c EEG INNING NOW WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE OF EVERETT A CHANCE TO BUY THE Famous Wild Rose Brand Milk AT 2 CANS FOR 15c 12 full sized cans for 90c; 48 cans—one case—for $3.55 Come early and avoid the rush or telephone No. 'J9S. We deliver — you can pay the delivery boy. Other specials tiiis week are too numerous to mention We are simply putting EVERYTHING IN THE EATABLE LINE DOWN to the lowest possible price, or just enough above cost to pay our operat ing expenses—and our operating expenses are kept down to a minimum. WHO'S YOUR FRIEND? How does your living cost compared with last year? Compare the price of eatables purchased for cash at our store lately with what you used to fray; look up some old monthly receipts, see where your money went. We are giving you a chance to make your money go further. We have made it possible for your money to buy more. We have shown you where cash buys more than on time. VEGETABLE BARGAINS In full sized galvanized pails, filled with rutabagas, beets or car rots, some of each or all of one kind, for 25c, and the pail free with it. A pail full of Potatoes for 25c, and the pail free with it. Head Lettuce, 3 for 10c —Crcen Onions. 2 bunches for 5c —Celery, 2 for sc— Greenhouse Lettuce. Asparagus, Rhubarb, Cauliflower. Spinach, bunch Turnips and bunch Carrots, fresh every morning. New Cali fornia Peas.'2 for 15c- lied Ball Oranges, 2 dozen for 25c. Don't forget our Monarch Butter. 65c there's none better. Farm Prothcts Association THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR BUYS MORE COR. CALIFORNIA AND LOMBARD J. A. POWERS, Manager PHONES 998 c/\i_L for the: HAFERKORN SEAL Union Made by Haferkorn Cigar Co. Plasterers A. C. Wright, Wm. Car ter, A. L. Knapp, Booth. Contractors—l. Sampson, J. Winter- Painters—Anderson & Steen, Will lain Ferguson, Wm. Christenson, M. Kokeen, Wm Gleeson. Buaoings -iU7 Hewitt; building op- Buildings—l2l7 Hewitt. Cement Workers—Petr.t. Sr. Teamsters—C. J. Witt. Tailora Scotch Woolen Mills, 1904 Stores —Bon Marcbe Dt-parimeut J. Mills -hobinson Manufacturing Co. Adv. and 5c Cigars THE