OCR Interpretation

The labor journal. (Everett, Wash.) 1909-1976, May 25, 1917, Image 4

Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085620/1917-05-25/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for Four

Bachelder & Corneil
1617-19 HEWITT AYE.
Everett, Wash.
Published Every Friday by the Everett Trades Council
Entered at the postoffice in Everett, Washington, as second-class mail mattei
Office, Labor Temple Phones: Ind. Black 116; Sunset Main US
Subscription $1.00 per Year in Advance Advertising Rates on Application
Hoard of Control
Meets First Sunday Morning of Each Month at Labor Temple
GEORGE VINGEN. President Electrical Workess
WILBERT PILON. Vice President Shingle Weavers
O. F. WEFFERLING, Treasurer Moldeis
HENRY ARENDS, Secretary Painters
A. W. STANLEY Printers
O. W. HODGE Tailors
W. F. GEARD Machinists
A. DIETERLE Vice President
O. F. WEFFERLING Secretary
W. F. GEARD Treasurer
GRANT BOGAN Sergeant-at-Arms
Puget Press
The Red Cross drive is on this
week and the ladies who are serving
as recruiting officers are doing their
best te secure a large enrollment of
members in Snohomish county. There
is no way in which any one can show
his; sympathy with his country's
cause than by becoming a member
of the Red Cross. The American
National Red Cross is in good hands.
Such men as President Wilson, Ex-
President Taft, Secretary Lansing
and U. S. Treasurer Williams are
among its national officers.
When a logger has worked a few
weeks or months he has a natural In
clination to visit a commercial ctn
ter and purchase some of the neces
sities and luxuries of life. He does
not live in a logging camp for the
' reason that he prefers it to another
iplace where he can enjoy the com
forts of life. He does not work in
a logging camp because he likes the
discomforts, privations and dangers
of the occupation. He works there
to earn the money he mv.it have to
purchase the necessities and luxuries
he must have. If he should visit
a town to buy clothing, shoes and
other things he wants, and find, in
that town good hotels, good restau
ants and a little amusement by way
of diversion, and if treated decently
he will be satisfied and will come
again. But. if he should happen to
take a drink or two too much and
is mulcted in the sum of from $25
to $50 of his hard-earned money he
seeks some other place the next
time he has a dollar to spend. That's
why the loggers and others stay away
from Everett. He loses the enter
tainment this town i< able to give
him and the merchants lose the
money he spends.
It is a fact that a majority of log
gers, whether or not they drink, give
E.erett "a wide berth." It is up
to somebody to sit up and take no
tice of this. It is a matter of such
common talk that it is scarcely pos
sible that everybody has not heard
Many citizens have seen members
of the so-called "higher-ups" as
drunk as "double-headed firecrack
ers," and they were only punished
by condemnatory remarks — some
folks think it funny. But let a
man not possessed of a goodly
amount of this world's goods appear
on the streets intoxicated, and
"bingo!" he gets a nights lodging,
and a fat fine, sad if he has not a
fat purse he has to sweat it out in
Is this right? True the city gets
a little revenue, but it drives out
more revenue than it gets. The
victim and the merchant are the
The merchants of Everett are fair
minded but they are losers by hav
ing bad leadership.
Let the workers have a say about
their own wages and working condi
tions and let them spend their money
to suit themselves. It's their money.
Don't penalize every visitor in Ev
erett who doesn't look like he has
more mony than can be grabbed at
one grab.
It is about time the man who
earns the money and the merchant
who supplies his wants have a turn
at the wheel.
Try "BLUE KIHHON" < Var. r.c.
Officers Everett Trades Council
June 5 has been set aside as a
legal holiday, for then begins the
selective conscription provided by
congress. All male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 30 will be requir
ed to register, and from this regis
tration list will be selected the first
draft for the new army.
The Wall Street Journal's
correspondent in Washington sent
the following telegram to his pa
WASHINGTON.—A Treasury war
rant for $1U0,000,000 —America's first
! loan to the new Russian govei n
ment —was turned over by Secretary
:of the Treasury McAdoo to C. Onou,
Charge of the Russian embassy here.
It was learned that the United
States was assured that if the hun
dred million dollar loan were made.
Russia.- continuation in the war on
the side of the Allies was assured.
The Russian government fully un
derstood that the loan was made con
tingent on her rejecting of all Ger
many offers for a separate peace.
In delivering the loan, Secretary
McAdoo said it was America's hope
that the loan would be valuable in
strengthening the cause of liberty,
not only in Russia, but throughout
the whole world. He desired to ex
tend credit materially to aid that
Charge Onou, replying, said the
Russian government deeply appre
ciates the accommodation as a mark
of confidence in it by the United
A better feeling is expressed in j
i banking circles over the Russian sit- ;
, uatio.n. It is believed that the
worst has been known. The fact
that the United States government
was disposed to lend Russia $ 100,-
OpO.OOO is taker, to many that Wash- '
ington is in possession of more re
assuring information than has so ]
far come out.
Also, it puts the United States
government in a position where it
can exercise some ••'"•ntrol over events
in Russia. Such are the circum
stances that it if felt the making
of this loan is not too great a risk
to take in view of the result to be
brought I'iiout.
The trial of Mrs. Rena Mooney.
on charge of murder in connection
with preparedness parade dyna
miting, began Monday. Judge Emmet
Seawell, of Santa Rosa, presided in
place of Judge Dunne, who announc
ed that he would not try any of the
bomb plot cases, says a San Fran
cisco telegram of last Monday.
Deputy Prosecutor Ferrari will be
assisted by Frederick L. Berry, As
sistant District Attorney. Mrs.
Mooney's defenders will be Maxwell
Moutt, Thomas M. O'Connor, Edward
V. Mackenzie, Nathan Coghlan and
Henry Brennan. It is said Frank C.
Oxman will be a witness.
The longest par* of this job will
probably be the securing of a jury.
Thonia- ,1. Mooney was in the
court room Monday, shook hands
with his wife and spoke to her.
The Birmingham, Alabama, Trades
Council holds its meetings on Sun
day sften MMMt .
Editor and Manager
0-18 Oakes
(While the Labor Journal does not
agree with all conclusions reached by
the writer of the following article,
it is mindful of the- fact that there
are some of our citizens who do,
and they are entitled to an expres
sion of their views on leading ques
tions. The following paper is from
; the pen of George W. Louttit and
makes good reading.--Editor.)
(Continued From Last Week)
Hut what about property? Does
the government conscript that? Does
it conscript the munition plants and
other factories engaged in turning
out the instruments of warfare? One
would assume, that as life was con
sidered more sacred than property,
that the government would conscript
these concerns, the same as the life
of an American citizen, use these
plants, take their products, and
when the government was through,
I give back the concerns to their
owners, if anything were left—the
UVme as it treats its soldiers. Hut
the government docs not do these
things, nor does any other govern
men, which plainly shows the fi
nancial interests that control govern
ments, our being no exception.
But what does our government do?
|It purchases the output of these
concern! at fabulous prices. It
issues its bonds, bonds that bear in
terest, and then has the audacity to
call them 'Liberty Bonds.' Ye Cods!
When will the eyes of the people
be opened? Can it not be plainly seen
that the bondholder and munition
maker risks nothing, that he has
nothing to lose and is certain of an
increase of wealth in war?
Prior to the Spanish-American
war, the —th regiment of
New York was called the 'crack'
regiment of the country. It was
composed almost exclusively of mil
lionaires and multi-millionaires.
When the war was declared, this
regiment at once disbanded, to
which the powers at Washington con
sented, for of course it would not
have been according to the modern
i way of doing things to have these
rich men jeapordize their lives, when
there was so many workingmen ready
jto offer theirs upon the altar of
sacrifice. However, the young mil
lionaire Flake, was made of different
kind of stuff. He alone went to
face the enemy's bullets and he
never came back. Young Fiske was
almost the only exception. So to
day, we see in the newspapers ac
counts of the enlisting of the sons
of a few millionaires. This of
course is a bait for the average
young man, and I doubt very much
if the young millionaire will be fight
j ing in the front ranks. For their
influence at Washington, protects
them from such horrors. His en
listing is mostly confined to the
newspapers, and here his arduous
duties will probably end.
You all remember, just before we
declared war against the Teutons,
that the newspapers of the country
ihad in glowing headlines the an
nouncement that the government was
about to confiscate, the twelve mil- 1
lion dollars capital stock that Kauer
William had in the steel trust?
But Kaiser William knew his as
sociates. He lost no sleep, and so j
far as we know still has his steel ;
stock, and all his other vast holdings
in this country. You see to have
confiscated the property of the cap
italists of all the warring nations
who constitute the 'round. robin'
' would have established a very bad
precedent. So Kaiser William has
not been molested, for the 'chick
ens might come home to roost.'
But my dear reader may ask what
'■ right have I to say that the capi
talists of the warring countries are
combined? Show me, asks the in
telligent American.
Well, the steel trust has been
| furnishing the Allies munitions of
; war to shoot the German soldier, has !
;it not? And the steel trust made
millions doing so, has it not? And
. the Kaiser was a part of the steel
j trust and participated in the profits
that were made by manufacturing
munitions of war to murder and
mangle his subjects?
You will find that capitalists are
interested in exploiting the people
\of all nations, including their own
I countrymen. And you will find
|that the capitalists of all nations
i have learned the lesson of solidarity
j and they know that so long as they
i consolidate and act in unison, as one,
and can keep the workingmen and
bourgeois from doing the same, that
ithey are safe. But whenever the
workingmen learn the lesson of soli
darity, then to use the modern slang
Phrase, it j a '~o ou ~„. Uu ,
fellows on their backs. And it is
my candid opinion that the capital
ists feared this very thing for the
reason that they declared war a
month or two before the Socialist of
all nations were to meet, and this
I convention would have enlightened
the workingman ami would have
show him 'who was on his back'
and the wisdom of solidarity. To
thwart this, the Capitalists made the
workingmen of different nations fight
each other, just as the owners of
ball-dogs, make the bull-dogs to fight
each other. Yes, it i- port for them.
But what about the poor dogs.' So
with war, the capitalists can laugh
and increase his wealth, but what
about the poor people who are do
ing the fighting and paying the
England has no love for the Unit
ed States. At |«8l she has never
shown it when we were in trouble.
I take history for that.
Hut what are the condition now,
compared to those of a few years
I wonder if the people realize that
the royalty and nobility of Europe
own mora of our own country, than
one-half of our own people. Thou
sands and thousands of square miles
of land in this coumry, are owned
by European capitalists and the no
; bility where in many cases vassal
age is practiced. Imagine an Amer
lean citizen a vassel in his own conn-
I try to a foreign master. A great
| part of the capital stock of the
| most of our corporations is owned
'by European nobility. The same with
our mines, oil fields and largest
factories. Hut the worst disgrace
lis that we have permitted these hy
; brid corporations to defraud us of
millions of acres of land, valuable
mines, water power right! and
valuable oil fields. One of the
. railroad magnates who died not so
; long ago. and whom the public press
; lauds us a god, induced Congress to
give him an aera of land equal to
j that of two great states, which went
jto a railroad company—in name his,
but which belongs for the greater
j part to European capitalists. In
j other words the nobility of Europe
used him to get Congress to give
them or rather their corporation,
millions and millions of our virgin
I soil, so they could build their rail
: roads and at the same time exploit
our people, all of which they have
most beautifully done.
Many of our American gods are
mere tools of foieign capitalists, and
to get '.heir 'l it' are willing to sell
i the birthright of their countrymen.
This is the class of men that today
are to a certain extent back of the
war propaganda here in the United
But -ome will say, the President
and Congress ait taxing the incomes
of the rich, Tiue, and since this is
being done, we all know that the
prices of every thing the people
have used have doubled in value. And
for every dollar that the govern
ment has taken from these finan
i cial men, the people have been com
pelled to give them at least ten dol
lars in return. Instead of thee
men losing money by the income and
other taxes they have increased
their incomes, in many instances, a
hundred per cent. So you see after
: all war is a profitable thing—for the
big fellow. But what about the
poor people, now burdened by the
high cost cf living and taxation.
If Congress would pass a law con
fiscating all incomes over $50,1)00 a
year, then that would be a different
matter. For then every time the
trust magnates and speculators
j raised the price of articles, the gov
ernment would be reaping the bene
-1 fit of what was being extorted from
the people. By the income tax and
the graduated tax, the magnates and
speculators are enabled to make ten
dollars profit where they before made
but one. So limit their incomes to
$50,000 per annum, and if they are
unable to live on that they had bet
ter starve, for that is almost twice
as much as an American workman
receive.! in a life time.
According to ihe report of the
United States Industrial Commis
sion, two per cent of the poeple of
this country, the rich, owned sixty
five per cent of its wealth. Sixty
fix c per cent of our people, the
woringmen owned but five per cent,
the remainder being owned by the
middle class, who constitute about
thirty-three per cent of our people.
Since then there has been a most
rapid absorbtion of wealth by the
trusts and speculators, through the
boosting of prices. Naturally this
is being absorbed from the mildle
class, because the worker has noth
ing to take. So Mr. Middleman had
better wake up, or some day soon,
he will be a despised proletariat, and
if he rebels, the military system now
being established will be used to
make a good slave. Conscription,
censorship of the press and abridge
ment of the right of free speech arc
the foundations and principles of
slavery and serfdom.
But the question arises, as we are
in war, what are we going to do I
j about ii bthei than the course now
; being pursued.
We are the greatest nation in the
world, anil one of the attributes of
greatness Is the readiness to acknowl
edge a wrong.
If strikers and non-strikers be
eamc involved in a conflict, and 1
furnished to one side guns and am
munition whereby a man was killed,
I would be guilty of murder. But
when the munition maker furnishes
guns and ammunition to murder by
: the wholesale, the government says,
that not only he, but his murderous
business should be protected. From
the point of principle, I cannot see
where the one who furnishes the
means to kill one man should be
punished, while he who furnishes
means to murder by the wholesale
should be protected, and in addition,
. his business be protected. Every one
who is honest with himself knows
that the latter man is an enemy of
the human race, and hanging is too
good for him. Let us, as a na
tion publicly acknowledge that we
did wrong in protecting these mon
sters who have furnished the means
;to commit wholesale murder. Let
us admit that we have not been
neutral in permitting this to be
done. By doing this, confessing to
a mistake, we will give to the world
the greatest moral lesson it has ever
received. Something never done be
fore, anil that is for a nation to
acknowledge a wrong. If a man
j acknowledges a wrong, we term
him a great man. In fact we say
that is one of the attributes of
greatness. So if we the greatest
nation on the earth, show our great
i ness in this manner, it is a lesson for
the world, and the world will ad
mire us for it.
On the contrary, if we must have
war, let us conficate munition plants,
powder plants, owned by any man in
excess of $50,000. Besides limit his
income to this amount and it is safe
|to say, it will not be necessary for
him to be planting spuds in his
j back yard.
If we do this, other nations will
follow in our footsteps, and the war
will then soon be ended .
Oscar Thompson pleaded guilty to
the charge of drawing a weapon on
Kermides, early Sunday morning,
when he and his companion, Peter
Andres, met Kermides on Hewitt av
enue near the Great Northern via
duct. He was given 90 days in jail
by Municipal Judge William Sheller.
, Ardi es did not plead guilty to the
same charge, hut is held on the
charge of carrying a concealed
weapon. He is going to fight the
1 case.—Tribune, 23rd.
These two men are two "free"
! shingle weavers recently employed
by the dough-Hartley mill. They
are said to have been auto-doped by
hoidlup whiskey. This is a rare var
iety of booze.
At the Labor Temple last Satur
day a gold bracelet. The owner may
recover the same by calling on R. I'
Mills, Labor Temple.
No. 10186.
In the Superior Court of the State
of Washington, in and for Snoho
mish County.
Henry Anderson, Plaintiff,
B. H. M. Lumber Co,. Defendant.
D. O. Pratt, the receiver of the
above named defendant, having filed
in this proceeding his first report,
'Ming forth in detail, his receipts
and disbursements as such receiver,
a list of all claims of creditors filed
ami the amounts of which he recom
mends Mch of the same for allow
ance, the farts with reference to the
I lets of the defendants as yet not
realised upon, and generally all his
k acts and doings pertaining to said
Now, on motion of Baxter &
Jones, attorneys for said receiver,
I it is
ORDERED, that the 10th day of
May, 1017, at 1:30 o'clock P. M., be
and the same is hereby fixed as a
time for a hearing on said report,
and suid creditors of said defendant
directed to show cause, if any they
have, before the above entitled court,
Department No. 2 thereof, at the
i ourt House in the City of Everett,
at said time, why said report and the
j matters therein set 'forth should not
.be approved as filed, and said cred
: itors claims allowed according to the
| recommendation of said receiver and
i why a oo'/o dividend should not be
paid at this time on the labor claini3,
and said receiver and his attorneys
be made an allowance for their ser
vices, and generally why the relief
prayed for in sai I report should not
be granted; and it is further.
ORDERED, that notice to the
creditors of said defendant of s;.' ; d
hearing be had by publication of thi
order in the "Labor Journal," v
newspaper of general circulation in
the County of Snohomish, State of
Washington, for two. successive
weeks, commencing not les ; than ten
1(10) days prior to such hearing, and
' that notice to preferred creditors be
I had by mailing to said creditorr :
I copy of said report not less | an tc.i
(10) days prior to such raring, to
gether with a copy of t:. oiue
Dated, Everett, Wa.si ...j, in, - -.il
20th, 1917.
First publication '.'ay 4, 1917.
The Stone-Fisher Co.
E\ BRETT—Hewitt and Wetmore
The Shopping Center of Everett
Whittall Rugs
Will add si touch of the Orient to your Home
Minus the Oriental touch to your Pocket book
—The rare beauty of Whittall Rugs can hardly be described. One
must come to our light, airy Rug Department on the third floor in
order to realize that Whittall Rugs are much mure than ordinary floor
—There has been a slight increase In the price of Whittall Rugs,
brought about by the difficulties encountered In importing .wool and
dyes, but even at the prices now asked, there is not another domestic
rug to compare with Whittall.
—Sizes 27x54, 36x63, 8-3xlo-6, 9x12. Priced from $5.00 to $75.00
Some Splendid Rugs
Offered at Reduced Prices
—THREE BRUSSELS RUGS—sizes 9x12 feet, in Oriental patterns;
regular $22.50 values; tomorrow at $18.50
—TWO VELVET RUGS in brown and tan, small pattern, sizes 9x12:
regular value $25.00; tomorrow at $20.00
-—TWO AXMINSTER RUGS, in beautiful Oriental pattern; si'.es
9x12; regular value $29.00; tomorrow at $21.50
—TWO AXMINSTER RUGS—extra long heavy pile, small design, in
tan, green and rose pattern; regular values $37.00; tomorrow at $31.50
Office and Storage Warehouse Across from Great Northern Freight Depot
Sunset 191; Ind. Black 292-
Corner Wetmore and Hewitt—ln Basement
Undertaker and Embaliner
29:5!) Broadway
Phones: Main 230; Lluck 230
Day and Night Service
Cor. Walnut and Hewitt Aye.
Phones: S. S. 199; Ind. Black 786
We Serve You Right
All Outside Rooms; Clean, Airy
Well Furnished. Rates Reasonable
Under New Management
Corner and Hewitt, one Block
from Colby
All Union Made Cigars in
Everett By F .1). Barter
Wa]than), Elgin, Hamilton
A. J. IVlohn
Fins Watch Repairing
Great Noithern Railway Time
Everett, Wash.
Ind. lied JlB
I'| I !,l . Asm- •■' > KHI
2909 Hewitt Avenue
E. E. WEBER, Proprietor
Are Union Made
Heard ISres.
Next to Brewster's
Formerly Darling's
You'll Find at the
271.. Hewitt Aye.
Pure Fresh Candies and
Fine Cigars
Phone Main 2">B
give three times the light ut no
greute'r cost for current. We sell
2804 Colby Avenue

xml | txt