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BETTER CLOTHES - UNION MADE
~.n 1f) n \ye Everett, Wash.
Ufye LABOR JOURNAL
. i , I, Kverett Washington, as second-class mail matter
Phones: Ind. 115; Sunset 14S
'■' ' '' year in Advance Advertising Kates on Application
Board of Control
PRINTED ON UNION MADE PAPER
Officers Everett Trades Council
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NATURALIZATION SCHOOLS
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'not and cannot become good citizens
under the pr< sent slavish Industrial
conditions. They have not time for
self-improvement and advancement.
THERE'S A REASON
when those members of the I. \V.
W. Who came here on the 30th of Oc
tober to hold a meeting to denounce
the denial of the right of free speech,
that protest was mcl by such an un
usual and unlawful exhibition of bru
tality as never before occurred in this
state, and the authors of that brutal
. that it would awaken the spirit
will be answered with a whispered
A central body of organized labor,
imposed of delegates from labor
and kindred organizations,
Id be made a clearing-house for
mcll to
lAYOR DISCHARGES
NON-UNION WORKERS
Ote li'ei
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the Chamber of Commerce,"
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Patronize YOUR Advertiser*.
MINOR MESABA RANGE
STRIKE CASES ON TRIAL
Besides tin murder charges against
eight strikers and organizers of the
lion .Miner.' strike, there remains a
numb) r of lesser cases which are he
me heard a' present. These were
sifted out of the six hundred arrests
made by deputized gunmen tin steel
trust Imported to break the strike.
The indictments tire for alleged riot
ing, a: sauit and kindred ohargi
growing on' of picketing. In them-
Importance, yet they indicate the re
lentless attitude o! th< .-tale when its
forces are prostituted ! <i the desires
ef organized capital.
in the case of Joe Blago, on trial
tor assaulting a deputy, Prosecutor
l'unk called tor the state a 11 year-old
boy, from whom, previous to trial, he
had secured a statement he writing
the statement and having the boy
sign it while under hia influence and
In bis presence. Upon inking the
Btand the lad was admonished by the
conn as to tln> nature of an oath and
as a consequence absolutely corrob
orated the testimony of witnesses for
the defense. Funk then brought out
the statement and, failing in his en
deavor to intimidate the lad with it,
tried to have it admitted over the
boy'a sworn testimony, lie was pre
vented by the court upon objection.
Funk then asked for conviction be
cause Blago was a foreigner. The
jury brought In a compromise verdict
of simple assault instead of assault in
second degree as charged.
Last week Eli Monovich, Rafael
Pette and Steve Dronjak were tried
for rioting. The state attempted to
lay base for further prosecution for
; issault to kill as. on the day of the
liot, .Martin Teller, local chief of the
Oliver gunmen, was stabbed slightly
when attacking the picket line. Teller
told the doctor who dressed his
wounds that he did not see who cut
him and didn't know he was hurt till
afterward; yet he had a story to tell
the jury identifying Dronjak as the
one who had slabbed him. All the
trusty henchmen of the operators had
Lh< same general story. However, a
few conflicting tilings thej had over
looked caused tho jury to discredit
their yarns entirely, its verdict ex
onerating the prisoners from violence,
inciting to violence or carrying
w apons. Regardless of this, possibly
bet ause some juror, for reasons best
known to himself, hung out for con
viction, the jury judged Tel to and
Dronjak guilty of rioting. Defendants
Having been clubbed and having suf
fered some Imprisonment, apparently
the jury decided a little more of the
rime wouldn't make much difference
to them.
It was also shown that the deputies
were so irresponsible that they
clubbed one another during the ex
crement atid that the fight was pre
cipitated by a scab who had evidently
arrangi d with the deputies to "start
something" among the pickets.
One : s reminded of the Industrial
Ri atlons Commission's report, where-
In is stated that "In some localities
tU control by employers of the entire
machinery of government is such that
la\ iess acts on the part of the agents
of employers go unpunished, while
the strike is accomplished by methods
unparalleled In civilized countries."
The IT. S. Steel Corporation has
announced a general raise of wages.
Pees anyone imagine this labor-hating
crew has experienced a change of
heart? Ol does it fear that all work
ers in the Steel industry may join
with the miners now organized in the
next fight with their exploiter? Does
the Steel Trust wish to exculpate
Itself before working Its murderous
will upon Sam Scarlett. Joe Schmidt
and Carlo Tresca?
(Signed) HARRISON' GEORGE.
Watch Santa Clan - making loys at
The Golden Rule Friday afternoon.
JUDGES, THROUGH UNION,
DEMANDED MORE PAY
The Circuit Judges' Union, official
ly known as the Michigan Association
of Circuit Judges, lias demanded a liv-
Ing wage. The present rale is $3500 a
year. At a meeting of tin union, held
In Lansing, it was resolved to ask the
legislature to rai-o these figures to
15000, In discussing methods to se
cure this increase one member re
ferred to the advantage of lobbying
and the august body became panic
stricken-New York Call.
Has anyone noticed how happy men
become as soon as they get into the
employ of Governor CiOUgh? And.
did anyone remember how Captain
Harry Ram well, the historian, de
scribed the condition of these men
only a few days before, saying that
they could not prosecute the pursuit
of happiness with any success, or
words to that effect?
Thi letter from the Gil non-union
shingle weavers io Governor dough,
king him for B raise in scale, and
the answer of the Governor, upon
close In pectlon appear to have been
written by the same hand.
THE LABOR JOURNAL
': vGRI AND JEVELOPMENT
OF THE U. S. POSTAL SERVICE
(Continued From Last Week)
Other Postal Reforms and Achieve
ments Under the Present
Administration
In the word.- of President Wilson,
"The postoffici Is the conspicuous
cauge and standard of what the gov
ernment is (loin fur tin- people and
how i! is doing it." Since March,
1913, this gauge ami standard has
been raised higher than ever before.
Efficient pos'iit service everywhere,
equal service for everybody, and the;
elimination of "pull," privilege and
waste have been our aim. The follow
ing are some of the more important
postal achievements under th" pres
ent administration:
The number of postal savings de
positors has increased from 7,10,000 at
the beginning of Match, 1818, to
603,000 al the 1 mi of .lime. 1916. while
the amount di posited has increased
during the same period from $30,-1
111111,000 to $86,000,000. The gain of
nearly 50 per C( nl in tho per capita
deposit is convincing evidence of the
prosperity of the working people of
ibis country, who are the principal
patrons of posial savings hanks. It is
a'so noli worth;, that 59 per cent, of
the total number of depositors are
foreign born, and that they own 72 per
cent of the total savings deposited.
Ibis indicates growing confidence on
their part in American institutions.
Many of these people formerly were
patrons of foreign postal savings sys
tems. A recent act of congress,
recommended by Postmaster General
Burleson, raises the limit of deposit
by any person from $500 to $1000, ex
clusive of accumulated interest. This
immediately resulted in a pronounced
increase in deposits. II is estimated
thai tho $500 limit placed in the
original postal savings law of 1910
turned away as much money as wasi
accepted. The postal savings system
as a whole has been brought to a self
sustaining basis and for the past three
.'.cii's has yielded a substantial profit.
Money Orders
Postal momy orders have been
made payable ai any postoffice in the
United States, thus adding materially
to the convenience of many thousands
of postal patrons, formerly they were
payable only ai the postoffice upon
which drawn.
City Mail Delivery
The delivery of mail in cities has;
been extended to over 5,000,000 addi
tional patrons of postoffices, including
243 cities which heretofore had never
had mail delivery. At six of the larger
cities government-owned automobiles
have been in Operation for the past'
year in the delivery and collection of
mail in place of contract machines,
thus providing flexibility of service
during emergencies.
Mail Transportation
Mail transportation has been In
en a sed on 024S miles of railroad and
421,158 miles on domestic steamboats.
To give mail service to towns audi
villages not located upon railroads,
1811 star routes have been put in
operation,
Foreign Mail Service
The betterment of the postal ser
vice with South and Central American
countries has been given special con-'
FUf?NITUI?E TO. M <»m
M.NO.JQ4. 2813-15-17-19 Colby Aye*. «un3et3o4||
Small Rugs Make
Ideal Gifts
—We have Rugs in such splendid variety that you
will have no difficulty in securing just what you
would like in any of those:
—Axminster Rugs at $2.50 and up
—Wilton Rugs at $4.50 and up
-Whittall Anglo-Persian Rugs at $7.00
and up
—The designs include Persian, All-over, Oriental and
floral effects in colorings to match any room. Buy
them for Gifts NOW!
Practical Gift Furniture
Buy on Our "Easy Payment" Way,
If You Wish.
—Choose Furniture for the home or for the home of
a friend. Pay a small sum down at time of pur
chase—the balance in convenient amounts.
—Our great Furniture Department is brimming over
with practical suggestions for Christmas Gifts.
—Come and See! Veiw the Window!
sideratton in view of the close com
mercial relations existing between the
United States and those countries.
Parcel post money-order conventions,
which will greatly Improve the facilt
tlet of exchange, have recently been
negotiated with Brazil .and Argentina,
the two largest Of the South American
republics. The parcel post service has 1
I i n extended lo five other countries,
including China, with ils population of
more than 4i)0,000,000, and Improve
ments have been made in the service
under treaties already existing. The
weigh! of the parcel post mails dis
patched to foreign countries during
the fiscal year 1918 increased 87 per'
cent over that dispatched during the!
previous year, while the increase to
Central and South America was 101
per cent. Six treaties have been con-1
eluded, establishing the 2-cent .letter
rate from the United States to the
Bahamas, Barbados, British Honduras,
Dutch West Indies, l lie Leeward
Islands and British (luinana. The
postmaster general is very anxious to
secure a 2-cent letter rate throughout
the Western Hemisphere, which will
materially assist in the development
of commerce with Lai in American
nations, and is Sparing no effort In
negotiating (he necessary treaties to
that end.
Postal Employees
Salaries of postoffice clerks, city
and rural carriers, and railway mail
clerks have been increased to the ag
gregate extent of nearly $15,000,000.
Since March, 19115, 1000 new steel
mail cars have been placed in service,
thus affording greater protection to
Hie lives of postal clerks. The new
liability law grants leave with pay to
railway mail clerks for injuries sus
tained while on duty, and provides
relief for their relatives or legal rep
resentatives in case of death.
Civil Service—Merit and Efficiency
At the very inception of this admin
istration not only postal employees
but postal officials were given to un
derstand that they would he expected
to do a full dity's work. Post masters
are required to devote at least eight
hours a day to their official duties In
stead of leaving these responsibilities
to subordinates.
Scrupulous observance of the spirit,
and letter of civil service has been
maintained, and an earnest effort
made to extend and perfect the sys
tem throughout the postal service. In
making assignments and promotions
in tlie postal service the aim has been
10 eliminate partisanship and recog
nize merit and efficiency.
Good Business Management
A tolal surplus of $12,500,000 has
been paid into the treasury during the
present postal administration up to
June 30, 1916. This has been accom
plished through a more efficient man
agement of the service, and at the
!s;une time the postal service has been
greatly extended and improved, as
shown in the above resume. During
the eight years, 1905-1912, an aggre
igate postal deficit of $74,600,000 was
'■ reported.
With assurances of esteem and best
1 wishes, I am,
Sincerely yours,
A. S. BURLESON.
(Excerpt from the Congressional
Record of Sept. 20, 1916.)
In Our Balcony Store
Dolls and Toys
are Ready
but not waiting, for new owners are claiming
the new ones every minute our showing 18 so
big —our prices so LITTLE.
THOUSANDS OF NECKTIES
at 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 will please the
Sales of Suits, Coats, Millinery and Rugs
will help you to give something big—some
thing beautiful—something good for Christ
mas.
$he titcne - Jwher X»c.
Fashion's
Cleverest Styles
Have made Stewart's Store the Center of Interest to women
who appreciate ultra fashionable Garments that are different.
Stewart's
THE PERSONAL SERVICE STORE
1504 HEWITT AVENUE
We display only New and Distinctive, One-of-a-Kind,
Exclusive Stewart's Models in
SUITS—COATS—DRESSES—WAISTS
Alterations Made Free of Charge
Commercial, Everett, F.D.S.& Little Havanas
ALL UNION MADE CIGARS IN EVERETT BY P. D. SARTOR
JAR VIS & JACKSON
"GOOD SMOKES"
I?C3 HEWITT AYE. PHCNF... 36
NORTHERN TRANSFER CO.
Office »nd Storage Warehouse Across fiom Great Northern ft eight Depot
Sunset 191, but spa
YOU WILL FIND HIM AT THE
PASTIME AMUSEMENT PARLORS
We Give Green Trading Stamps-Be Sure and Ask for Them
Announcement!
prices to meet the nnd
chasing look at our goods." & JSSZ and 1 "
our motto. wment and low puces is
Tea Aprons with Caps to match <£» I deßißnß of
here. They are all useful at y<Hlr Chris "™* Gifts
HACKMAN'S
1902 HEWITT, CORNER OAKES
ALWAYS DEMAND THE UNION LABEL
Friday, December 8, 1916
men for Christmas.
2819 WETMORE
SMOKE th;.
\Wmore and Hewitt

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