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Shall We Have a Socialist-Owned
This is Our Last Call! It's Up to the
NO OFFENSE - ;,-.,
, Victim Has No Rights Which
Court Is Bound to Respect,
Says Webb
Republican Thug Is Sacrosanct
When Victim la a Socialist
. Republican „„ and democratic thugs
throughout Snohomish county are vir
tually sacrosanct rin the eyes - of: the
law so long as they confine their bru
tality to Socialist I school directors.
The latter have no rights to redress
which the county courts are bound to,
respect.,' \ •'. . . "r^^*"i:*<l
It The above announcement is made In
view of the refusal of 'the county'
prosecuting attorney, O. T. Webb, ,or ■
, his ] assistant, to Issue a warrant for
: the arrest of Guy E. Lohnes, clerk of
the school board at Maltby, who bru-1
tally assaulted a fellow school director
last Saturday. ! !
'' ; After ; being ' choked and beaten. al
most within an Inch of his life, com
rade ' N. J. Johnson, member of the
Maltby school board, came to Everett
1 seeking a warrant for his brutal as
sailant's arrest. Calling at the coun- j
-: ty prosecuting - attorney's* ■ office ht !
found I this official was out. He told ■
the story of his being beaten up by I
G. E. Lohnes, clerk of the board, to!
' the i first assistant prosecuting attor
neywhoever he is. This worthy at
once inquired to know; what kind of
a meeting it was that comrade John
. son wanted to* allow held in the school
\ house, and {, to which the lawless re
publican 7 Lohnes objected. ,' "What
/ kind of Ia ] meeting? .; Are you a So-'
cialist?" This was the' first question
__ fired" at farmer Johnson Yes, he *
•*' pleaded ", guilty to being a- Socialist.
. That ; settled: it >in the county attor-'
ney's office. / "We've had - too much
trouble with' Socialist school directors;
in this county," was the learned'as
sistant's off-hand decision. Anyhow,
as a matter of form, he would refer
the matter to his superior officer, Mr.
O. T. Webb, and drop him a line in a
day or two.
After four days "and no letter,"
comrade Johnson again visited Everett
in quest of republican "justice," The j
capitalist politician who holds the of
fice of county prosecuter informed
comrade Johnson that he had looked |
into his case and there would be
nothing done. As a Socialist school
director he had only got what was i
coming to him. So the republican
plug-ugly will not be served with a
warrant An old-party office holder
can do wrong when violating the
rights of a Socialist. "Justice" is
not only dispensed, but dispensed with,
sometimes, at the county prosecutor's
office. No doubt Mr. O. T. Webb is
strong on "the flag, and the lofty
principles," etc., on the rostrum. But [
what will our adopted citizen, Mr.;
N. J. Johnson, for fourteen years own
er of his own home in Maltby, think
of "justice" under the Stars and
Stripes, after being told that a G. O.
P. "patriot" can, with impunity, beat,
kick and choke him? That "the
flag" will guarantee him no redress?
N. J. Johnson, member of the
Maltby school directorate, came to
Everett today for the purpose of ob
taining a warrant for the arrest of
G. E. Lohnes, clerk of the board,
charging him with the crime of as
sault. Johnson called at the city hall
this morning and told his story to
Commissioner J. M. Salter. Accord
ing to the Maltby man the school
• clerk threatened his life.
"Henry Fetterhof desired to use the
school building as a place to hold a
public meeting," said Johnson. "He
called on me and said the clerk had
refused him the building. I called on
the clerk and asked him if he had mi
i deed refused Fetterhof's request.
"'Yes,' he said, 'I have refused
" 'You have no right to do that,'
Comrade JAMES SUTTON Will Lecture in THE FORUM, 1612 California St., SUNDAY
EVE., JUNE 27; Subject, VITAL ISSUES OF THE DAY. Questions and Discussion. ADS ON
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■■ ■ ■ THE
Washington Socialist
:$:«?& EFFECTIVE J-. 'A {
• Editor Washington Socialist: , ,
i" Comrade Mary L. C.effs brought the j
1 message of Socialism to' Western,
; Klickitat-towns in a new form last j
I week, | showing by her lecture, "They
Shot At You," the class solidarity of
all workers. She was greeted with
small but very attentive audiences in
the backwoods, owing to counter at- *
| tractions that conflicted with her
dates as arranged at state headquart
j ers. Her story of the massacre of
Ludlow opened the eyes of the farm
i ers and others, who depend on the
' plute press for news. - Her's was the
first message of Socialism ever given
j publicity to Trout Lake, where the
| use of the Presbyterian "church was .
refused and the school house granted, i
Two meetings were arranged for her
at Husum on Sunday. Laurel and}
I Glenwood gave her enthusiastic wel-.
: come and support. . j
I -ROBERT H. CUBB, ;;?■ |
/ * Secy. Local • Laurel. ,
..' ;,". -■■- -~ ■■ '■- '■'...... —*~ T^r- - !
j WANTED— Market management, or (
; block work, by competent, sober
| . butcher. Am a comrade of long
I standing. Address, Butcher, 5427
i 46th Aye., S. W„ Seattle, Wash. v?
I if:/.. • -
Not "the right to work," but more
, of the things their work creates, with
leisure to enjoy them—that is what
intelligent workers demand. — La
fargue.; ""■
:I told"-him: 'The law provides that a
; school building may be used for a
public meeting.. I will fake the respon
sibility on myself if you will give me
the school house key.'
"Lohnes grabbed me," continued
Johnson, "and told me to get off his
premises. Then he dragged me Into
the road and threw me down, placing
his knee upon my chest and hurting
, "'Now,' said he, 'beg for your life;
you know I could kill you if I wanted
to.' :o-a
. "'I won't beg for my life,' I told
him. 77'--y/^-A
"His wife / and sister-in-law were
standing not far away and called to
him to let me alone. Finally he re
leased me and I got up. I have blue
marks on my throat where he grab
bed me and I had to go to a doctor,
for I am not well.
"I am going to have him arrested
today, even though I have to walk
barefoot out of Maltby."
Comrade Johnson called at the of
fice of the Washington Socialist in
company with commissioner Salter,,
and verified the story published in
the Herald. He assures us that the
attack upon him was wholly unpro
voked, and that he stands prepared to
prove this by reliable witnesses. .
Incidentally, we learned that this
same Guy E. Lohnes has twice before
assaulted peaceably inclined citizens.
One of his victims, a mere boy, was
pushed by Lohnes from a fallen tree
which he was crossing, carrying an
ax and cross-cut saw. He fell a dis
tance of some 15 feet and was severely
Injured. Not long afterwards he died
of consumption, his end being hasten
ed, no doubt, by Lohnes' cowardly at
If men can be brutally assaulted by
j cowardly bullies in Snohomish county
i without redress by law, why should
I the taxpayers waste their money on a
county prosecutor's salary? Of course
; O. T. Webb is not a permanent fix
; ture, and there is another election
' coming on. ' This incident only adds
I one more evidence to the long chain
I of facts showing the absolute neces
.! sity tor the election of Socialist offi
l cials in Snohomish county, from gov
' i ernor to constable.
The picnic held lust Sunday in Ev
erett Socialists' New Picnic Park was
i a bigger success than we had hoped
■ 'By noon a good sized crowd had ar
' rived and comrades Mrs. • • Boeder,
'Cort, Spink and Hodgiiiß got busy
serving coffee and sandwiches. Com
rade Mrs. Crosby dished out the Ice
cream and sold the '• candies. After
everybody had had their fill of the
good things they adjourned to the
ground where the sports were to be
held and Indulged in all kinds of
sports. Commissioner Salter won the
long distance race and made a lot of
sports sore and was' challenged j three
times and each time succeeded in
beating each opponent. Even Maynard
Shipley' thought he could beat him,
but he also failed. He was sore then,
but he's sorer now—at least his legs
are. "Never again!"
When everybody had challenged ev
erybody . else and had | had their fill
of laughter they adjourned to the vic
inity of the speakers and there list-1
ened to Everett's two famous expon
ents of the class struggle, comrades
Olinger and Shipley.
The day was fine and crowds were
coming all day ' and all those com
rades who had put in their time and
energy clearing the land and getting
the ground and buildings in shape
went home satisfied with the success
of the thing, and It is already rum- j
ored that another picnic will be held
July 11th.
—H. W. W.
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■ty^-A < MALTBY _-" /
Editor Washington 1 Socialist.' 7'"": "'-"'
The two bourgeois members of the
school board here have refused us
the use of the school house for the
Ulonska meeting, and when the one
Socialist member of the board went
after the keys he was attacked and
beaten up in a most brutal manner by
the clerk of the board, which only I
proves that the political state clear
down to the last petty official does
not express the will of the workers,
but the masters when they will not
stop at even (direct) action to keep
the workers suppressed. It also
proves that it is absolutely necessary
to have a Socialist party local in ev
ery school district at least In order
to keep the school houses open to the
The school laws provide that the
school houses shall be used for public
welfare and political meetings, as long
as they do not Interfere with the in
terests of the masters who own the
Industries, which can only be con
strued to mean an (Open Forum) for
the discussion of issues of general
import to society.
When they (the masters through
their retainers, the public officials
and political pork choppers) deprive
us of the use of this, the only public
forum in the country districts, they
are stifling free speech, as provided
for in the constitution of the United
States, which Is also under the con
trol of the masters and when it, as
in this case, stands in the way of
furthering their interests, they say or
commit some act which means the
same. (To — with the constitution.)
Now, comrades, we have no local
here, but there are few of us here
that are conscious of the class strug
gle and are willing to do our best,
but we need more help in order to
break this would-be injunction, to the
extent of going to jail If necessary.
I would suggest that a series of
open air meetings be held in order to |
thoroughly thrash this thing out and
I am sure that we could establish a
pretty good sized local as a result.
Yours for Liberty,
Submitting to one wrong often
brings on another. —Proverb.
Street car employes in Detroit won
their demands by a one-day strike.
Printery for the Presidential Campaign?
Reds of Washington. Answer With $$$$
The Workers' Press
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Besides their unions and parties
the workers must have, newspa
pers. Without newspapers their
battle is lost. > A newspaper is
the. first, the most fundamental
Bad the most powerful of all their
instrument";!. .'v ' 77. ->rr.*.ivi
Without newspapers! they can
not know the truth, and, because
of ignorance they can*bo led to
slaughter as sheep are led.
; Many of us today see the im
portance of powerful unions and
of a really democratic party, own
ed, controlled, and financed by
the workers.
Many of us today see the im
portance of the initiative and re
ferendum,', so : that government
may, be more responsive to the
popular will. . ■ /
All of use see the] necessity of
free schools, of cheap': books and
of public libraries.-:'i *
But how few of us see the neces
sity of a people's press—one own
ed, controlled, and financed by
Labor. ">i"r7377A7
Yet, without this thing ,our bat
tle is lost. What can a people do
without knowledge? How can
the blind fight? ',_l?&/-_ (A
*glt is more I dangerous;, to _ have
our sources* of ' knowledge "cor
rupted than to have our; ballot
corrupted. It is more contempti
ble to starve for lack of truth than
to starve for lack of bread.
Where is there a greater menace
to all that mankind'holds dear
than that our minds should be
filled with lies so that we know
not what to do?
Many things may be polluted
without, bringing us to ruin, but
the sources of information, of
knowledge, cannot be permanent
ly polluted without bringing us
to ruin.
We must have newspapers—
newspapers unlike other newspa
pers. We must have newspapers
that know news and that will
not defraud us by filling' their
columns with murder stories, po
lice court scandals society's lewd
ness and the thousands and one
other things which now fill the
columns of our modern police
We must have newspapers that
are not financed by the trusts, the
moneyed men, the public service
corporations and other great
theives whose hands are in our
Some things may lie doubtful,
but this is not doubtful.
•Democracy has passed forever
from us unless we can have know
We may have anarchy, we may
have madness and ruin,. we may
have blood-red revolution, but
democracy we cannot have until
tills one thing is done.
"If the blind lead the blind.1
both shall fall into the ditch," and
''in the land id' blind men the
one-eyed is king."
You know these ancient say
ings, and what other are we if we
lack the means of knowing the
truth about politics, strikes. In
dustry and social evolution, of
> vv ABOUT—
A Picnic. '
"What* that?" I asked
And somebody answered
"A big Socialist picnic
On the Fourth of July
Beautiful Hall's Lake
Where It's cool and
Comfortable." >,
I sighed wearily
And somebody went on:
There will be cool
Pink lemonade and—
Juicy hot dog sandwiches
'And— ...;. ,$/$■
Steaming coffee and—
Ice cream—'l;'
j I became aroused.
There will be dancing
On a fine hard floor with
Hale Dewey and orchestra
Playing ragtime and love waltzes
And Glenn Hoover and Carl Ulonska
Will furnish oratory that will
Charm and hold you,
Besides Ethel and Gertrude
Are going.
I mopped my sweaty brow
"So am I! How do you get there?"
And somebody said:.
You can take an Interurban '
From Everett or Seattle
And get off at Cedar Valley station,
If you hail from Edmonds take a
Stafe to the picnic grounds—
Of you can walk
Bring the wife and kiddles
Along with your Ford.
Remember It's on the
Fourth of July.
Come and have the ,
Time of your
Rufus Wren gets a 42-centimeter
trained on Gold Bar and brings down
three. He also orders more ammuni
Ed. Maurer, of North Yakima, cap
tures one that is doing outpost duty.
G. M. Cuthbertson, of Everett, sal
lies forth midst shot and shell and
fixes one.
. W. L. Carman, of Everett, says: "Its
a long way to Socialism," but this one
might help.
Sophus Bonnivie, late of Everett,
and now in the city where the law
mills are (Olympia), sends In a wire
less message for ammunition.
According to the United States de
partment of labor, and capitalist au
thorities of recent years, the present
difference between the amount paid
as wages and the value of commodi
ties in our own country is now about
five-sixths, or ■ a surplus value of 500
per cent.
Socialists of Miami, Ariz., succeed
ed in electing two out of five of the
city councilmen after a severe fight
The world is content with words;
few think of searching into the na
ture of things.—Pascal.
You can't hold a real position with
out strong opposition.
knowing right from wrong, of
knowing our friends from the
knaves in this our day now and
I And how shall we obtain eyes?
Must we rely upon Melville B.
Stone and the Associated Press?
(Must we rely upon papers owned
Iby the enemies of liberty, justice
,and democracy? Must we ask
Hearst or Pulitzer or Lawson or
iMurisey to be our eyes? God
' The workers must have newspa
pers. They must have their own
eyes and ears. '':'..'"
I They must have their own priv
ate wires to bring them knowl
edge. They must demand the
news, the true, unadulterated
news, and they must undertake to
net it, no matter what it costs.
Chance for Purchase of
Printery Ends July Ist
We are Now $200 Short of Necessary Cash for .
Purchase and Running Expenses
We are going to give our read
ers till the first of July to decide
whether or not they want us to
purchase the printery. On that
day, if there is not in our posses
sion an additional $250, we will
return what has already been sent
in and drop the subject. If the
plant is sold to someone else be
fore that date, we will return the
money now on hand.
The only way, to our notion,
that is left to raise the funds,
to get five Socialists to donate
$50 each. Smaller contributions
are at present coming in too slow
ly to be in our hands in time to
purchase the plant. Can't you
fellows hurry up?
We would not urge you to buy
this plant if we did not realize
its value to you. In the analysis
of present day society we know
that conditions tend to get worse.
The upkeep of a Socialist paper
published at a capitalist shop will
require greater efforts from So
cialists later on than are necessary
now. But with our own tools of
production it may be possible ' to
get out the paper without a great
deal of effort, ON THE PROFITS
Business failures are on the in-'
crease, and it will be ever harder,
to get advertisers to help pay for
the \ paper. When it becomes im-!
possible to get enough advertising:
to pay for the printing of the pa
per there will be no way to lower
the cost of production unless we
have our own shop. All that is
needed then is labor, paper, ink,!
rent and power. Labor is the most
expensive item and if we cannot'
pay for that labor we can all get
in and do a little ourselves and
thus get the paper out for the
cost of the paper, ink, rent and
power, thus eliminating the great-,
est item.
Maynard Shipley. $50.00
DeForest Sanford, City $50.00
J. H. Prather, Freeland 50.00
J. M. Witt, city. 25.00
A. M. Yost, Edmonds ........... 25.00
Carl Malmgren, city 25.00
J. M. Salter, city 20.00
Local Monroe ___ 10.00
A Rebel, Seattle _'__'_ 10.00
R. D. Hodglns, city ..'. .10.00
John Westberg, city 10.00
H. Hanson, city 10.00
C. Peterson, city 10.00
Proletaria Bill, Charleston 10.00
L. E. Katterfield, city 10.00
Otto Weinz, City 5.00
A Well Wisher, City 5.00
'Emil Norby, City : 5.00
George Reider, Hartford 5.00
E. W. Wormsley, City 5.00
W. L. Carman, city 5.00
F. L. Wellington, city 5.00
S. A. Engstrom, city 5,00
Mrs. E. J. Schott, Snohomish... 5.00
Socialist hall was crowded to stand
ing room Friday night, June 4, to
hear. Carl Ulonska deliver an inter
esting lecture on the world crisis in
which he asked that the people think
and act. Pie was well received, get
ting hearty applause as well as many
hearty laughs. He is witty, and speaks
to the point reaching his hearers with
simple plain words. After the lecture
Some good vocal and instrumental
music was enjoyed then the lady
members served home grown straw
berries, cream and cake.—The Moni
tor, Monroe, Wash.
China and Japan have again demon
strated their unfitness to rank with
the civilized powers by signing a
treaty that assures peace in the Far
East. —New York World.
Without our own shop it would
be practically impossible to get
out a bi-weekly which we planned
on doing and it would be more
than impossible to get out a daily.
We have , pages upon pages 'of
good interesting news items come
to hand every week but we have
no room to publish them so you §
do not get the benefit because we
are i handicapped with a small
weekly paper.
We want to advertise Socialism
by big colored posters all over
the state, but we cannot because
the cost is too great when printed
in a capitalist shop. ."
We want to get away from these
institutions because we can do bet
ter. At present we get 56 inches
less of reading matter in this pa
per than we did on the one pub
lished by the people \ whose shop
we want to purchase and this pa
per costs us more. If we buy the
shop, it means that the paper will
be bigger than the one you j are
now getting. We have to pay in
advance for this paper before they :
will set up a line of type. That
means that we have to pay for this
i paper almost a week before ;we
1 get it, almost an unheard of thing
in the business world. -.''•'■•'.-.'.
j ■ This state of affairs cannot be ■■■
'kept up long, 1 and sooner or later .
• there •* will have to be j another
J move taken which will probably
j mean more expense.
j We are not going to beg of you
I to buy this pant, but we want to
! make plain to our j readers . what
the facts in the case are. :> This is
our final announcement. 1 If $250
more has not been received in this
office by July the first, we shall
let the matter drop. The fate of
the Washington Socialist is now
in YOUR hands. What are YOU
! going to do about it?
H. Hendrickson, city............ 5.00
C. P. Morrison, city....... ...... 5.00
R. Van Dyke, city. '7. ... ;'..... .. 5.00
F. E. Craig, city . 77... ......... 5.00
J. W. Paplow, city ...... 7.7. 7.'. 5.00
Steve Adams, city.............: ' 5.00
A. L. O'Connor, city 7.7. ...A 5.00
A. Lund, City ........".„... 5.00
Geo. H. Lee, City ............ 5.00
A Comrade, Coupeville 5.00
Earl G. Neely, ; Orin___________ 2.00
B. A. Peyton, Vancouver '.. 2.00
John Morris 2.00
J. E. Wrage '_*__: —_________$1.00
William De Witt. 7 1.00
Loren Toles ... . __' 1.00
A. Burke 1.00
Mike S.hananhan 1.00
Soil Olson 1.00
Walter Price, Outlook 1.00
Ed. Maurer, North Yakima .50
Total $433.50
;;'-'^;.,. '..,... <_<,-*, ! '.
Mary L Geffs Will
Speak Tuesday Eve.
'■■ > '■=■..--■■ ■*
Eminent Woman Orator, will
speak on the corner of Hewitt
and Wetmore Tuesday evening,
June 29th.
Her lecture will commence at 7
o'clock. Come along and bring
your friends.
"We profess one day in the week a
doctrine of human duty which we re
nounce in practice the other six days."
—Herbert Spencer.
There is a frightful interval be
tween the seed and the timber.John
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