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The Northwest Worker ■sitervd »> second-class matter Mar.li I 1911. at tho pottoffloe »' ev«»r«>tt. Washington, under tho «<•<! of March 3, II I IXl> PHONE 4787! Published even Thursday by the rr«»«t> Committee of the Socialist p»rty of Snohomlsh County. 1612 Call fornla St . Kverett. Wash. .v Harvard Shipley, Ml'tor H. W. WattS, Business Manner- Yearly subscription, $1.00; Mx months, s«c; three months, 2f>c; slnglo ccptfw. he ___———— THIS IS MY DUTY "To use what gifts 1 have as best 1 , may; To help some weaker brothers where I can; To be as blameless at the close of day As when the duties of the day be Ran; To do without complaint what must be done; To grant my rival all that may be just: To win through kindness all that may be won; To fight with knightly valor when I must." By S. E. Kizer 1- % . KILLING THAT DEFICIT Well, we didn't do it. But no one is disappointed. We didn't expect a very generous response. So we're starting the New Year — the presidential election year—with a hold-over debt on our hands. Only a few of our readers seemed to carv as to whether two comrades bear the burden or two hundred share it. "I^et Oeorge do it!" The paper's owners should worry! Wa are not unaware of the fact that we have the good will and sym pathy of hundreds of comrades who really feel the responsibility of their proportionate share of the up-keep of our party press, but who are so hard pressed for cash that they can not spare even a quarter of a dollar toward the deficit fund. But we are also'fully conscious of the deplorable fact that many of our readers —many of them' party mem bers—are simply too indifferent to give a rap how the paper is kept in the field, or at whose expense. They should worry, so long as it cost them little or nothing. But the movement ■will not make very much progress when there is so little moral force behind the party organization. The earnestness and zeal of the individual members determine the power and significance of the Socialist party as a whole. A trite statement, to be sure. But what are we going to do about it? The hard times do not al together account for the lack of in terest in the growth of that donation fund. The owners of the Northwest Worker could wipe out that deficit in one week, without any very great personal sacrifice to the county mem bership. The reason it isn't done is use of the- "Let George do it" apathy that has fallen upon the indi vidual units of the party. To have to witness this absence of vitality and enthusiasm in the movement is far from encouraging. Jt does not augur well for the year's campaign. How would it do for each reader of these lines to make it his or her busi ness to speak to Socialists (and sym pathizers) about this matter, and see if some life and action can be stim ulated? Concerted action along this line for the coming week would result in most gratifying and surprising re turns. A successful campaign of this 1 would tend to arouse enthusiasm and bopi wherever this paper is read. Lei eacb reader of these lines discuss this situation with every Socialist he can reach during the next seven days, ur^e others to do something to lower this Indebtedness, and do his little best himself, and note the result in our next week's report. Down with apathy! On to victory! In the May number of the "Social ist Review" (I. L. P. of Britain), the i-ditor of (he "Review," in a discus ,-iun on "International Socialism and the War," outlines the three positions possible In war time for Socialists: "The first and only sound internation al position is to refuse to take up arms whatever the alleged ground of the war; the second (the one that belligerent Socialists generally take up, and is the least logical and the most dangerous) is to fight only it convinced that their government (or country) is in the right; and the third, is to f^ght if their 'country is 5n danger,' no matter whether their government or country be in the right or the wrong." Furnished Room to Rent —Large, well lighted and furnished in private house. Address 2619 Wetmore Aye. Executive Commit to Endorses Action WHEREAS a free and tearless Socialist press la i vital necessity to Ihe movement in this slate-, and tho ,„„,,, of the Socialist WHKHKAS The Northwest Worker, tl 'ran o the BoclaHs party otsnohoralsh County. ha.. suggested comrade, for tb offices of State Secretary, and State Executive Committee, liX IT■ RRSOI.VED, That the County Executive Committee of Snohomlsh County hereby go on record as fully endorsing the North. we* Worker on the tearless stand II ha. taken. Understanding thai thl* has not i ."on the policy of the past and I. not to be the pollcj o (l. .mure but knowing that a present emergency exist, when calls for^unprecedented and outspoken action proving thai our county organ la free from ring control, and holds for It. high Ideal only service to i,. ,„•,•.:,«. a.km, v a whole, and the desire to further the.best Inter eat and progress or the movement In the stale of Washington. (Signed) C P. MORRIBON, CHARLES ROTH, K. W. THOMPSON, 0 BERTHA ZIKTZ; 11. \v. WATTS, ' Snohomiah County Kx. Coin. WHY THE NORTHWEST WORKER .». . 8..U1* A n » tll Or. K. J. Hrown, the Seattle dentist lawyer, has an article overy week in The Seattle Times, Star and Pott- Intelligencer chnrgtng this paper with being part of a ring that has control of the Socialist party in this state. An article under the above heading Hppeared rooently in the above-men tioned papers and in answer to Dr. ■ .1. Hrown and for the information of our readers, we give the following as the ring that controls the party and of which The Northwest Worker is a part- The Northwest Worker takes tms opportunity to invite you one and ALL to GET INTO THE RING. NOTICE TO EMPLOYES We understand that some of our employes are buying meat from the Crescent Meat Market of Everett. We are running our own meat market and we ask that ALL our employes make their purchases from this mar ket. If you DO NOT care to do that WE DO NOT care to have you in our employ, and if you continue to buy from that market DO NOT be sur prised at being dismissed without no tice. CROWN LUMBER CO., A. A. Scott, Mgr. The above notice faces the slaves employed by the Crown Lumber Co., of Mukilteo, Wash. The slaves' aver age wage amounts to ?I.CO per day of ten hours. All their supplies must be bought from the company store. Some of the slaves revolted, hence the notice. Hurrah for America—the land of the FREE. NEED FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING Of the Importance of vocational training, particularly at this crisis in international affairs. Dr. C. P. Stein met;;, formerly president of the Na tional Association of Corporation Schools, says: "Vocational training is the most important industrial prob lem in this country. The supply of arlisans with broad training from Eu rope is now cut off and the training of workmen in this country is of para mount interest. The superiority of America in the electrical industry over all other countries is due largely to educational development and to co operation between manufacturing companies and educational Institu tions." C. E. Ogrosky, Glove and Shoe Re j pairing, 2001 Hewitt Avenue. Let us Ik;]"1 that when they settle the war and return to New York they will be able to pass the mental tests usually required at Ellis Island. Boa ton Transcript. There are more (ban 250,000 cor porations in this country, according to figures compiled by the Federal Trade Commission, of which more than 100,000 have no income what ever. Those must be the good cor porations.- New York Tribune. Have you joined the Socialist Lo ral in your neighborhood yet? Look up the Socialist Party Directory for information. If you do not find what you want there, write us. Barrett's Variety Store, of 2816 Col by, puts an ad in the paper this week. Remind them of it. The Washington Post has courage ously essayed a most difficult task. It is trying to convince the public thai a tax on automobile gasoline would be "a tax on the poor."—Chicago Her aid. ALMS HOUSE PROSPERITY What sort of prosperity Is It whlrh nndi Industrious workers to the alum house? That In what the rush of war orders has done to ninny work ers :il Bridgeport, Conn, and prob ably has done (lie same to workers elsewhere. And If. instead of war orders, the prosperity had been due to any other kind of orders, the re sult would have beon the same An Investigator of the Russell Sage Foundation. writing in tlie New York Survey of December 4th, tellH the following story: "Andrew TaTonli is a laborer at the plant of the American Qraphaphone Company in Bridgeport, Conn, He earns $12 a week which, with careful planning and without emergency de mands, has just been sufficient to meet the needs of himself, his wife and three small children. The fam ily has occupied modest quarters for a rental of $9.t>o a month. "One day recently a calamity hap pened to Tarcali. His landlord notl ', fied him his rent would be raised to $12. Two and a half dollars seems n i modest sum. but to one on the sllp | pery edce of poverty two dollars and [a hnlf is as big as a mountain. It looked so to Andrew Tarcali, for it was not to be had. "The next day Mrs. Tarcali set out |to look for new lodgings. She looked land looked. The town was filled up No quarters the Tarcalis could afford ito occupy were to be found. The landlord ordered them to move, and finally the sheriff turned Mrs. Tar cali, the three small children and all their goods and chattels into the I street. "The Tarcal's are not paupers. Mr. Tarcali is nt work earn'ne; the pre vailing rnfe of waees for unskilled labor, Moreover, he is abe arr| will ing to pay a rent which a few weeks In fore would readily have secured him a modest home. Yel Buch a homo is not available. "Tarcali's calamity was brought to 'the attention of the department of charities, and its agents set out to find (lie family a home. The Be arch was !n vain. Xo home they could afford to rent was to be had, and the wife and (line children are now at the city alaishouße, the father paying toward their support and hoping in ithe near future to find a home in which in reunite his family." This Is not. an Isolated case. "On November 10th, nine families were in th" almshouse," continues the writ er, "having been ejected from their home; because of Increased rents." And the rent, problem is gelling so threatening thai It is proposed to use election booths and portable school bonnes for tii" Increasing num ber of evicti 'i "The Tarcalis and their neighbors are victims of the war," saya the Sur vey writer. But there he is wrong. The war lias enough to answer for. it should not be made the ucapi for evils Inhereni In th" capitalist sve tern. The wagi a of the Tarcalis are bi low the normal cost of living for the \' ry simple reason thai n num ber of unskilled laborers are to be found In Bridgeport who are unable to find employment even at $12 a week. Andrew Tarcali dares noi de mand more wages than the unem ployed man Is willing to accept, since the Graphaphone company w'll nat urally buy its labor-power where it can lie purchased at the lowest rale. sio long as commodities are produced by privately-owned factories for Pro fit, instead of by collectlvely-ownod factories for Use, the unemployed problem w'll remain, and the jobless man will continue to lower the stand ard of living of his brother wage- Blave. When the papers tell the public of Bridgeport's "prosperity." they mi an, of course, prosperity for the owners of the means whereby the workers must live, even though this nv>ans the almshouse for those whose labors cre ate this "prosperity," Under Soeial'sm, useful labor will bring prosperity to the Industrious, and the almshouse only to those who THE NORTHWEST WORKER BOARD OF CONTROL ENDORSES ACTION OF EDITOR \t the regular monthly meeting ol the Board "i Managers, held tail Tueidaj evening, the editor of The Northwell Worker was called Upon to mill' an explanation or his article In the inline ol Deo, 80th, i;> i r,, giving the paper's choice ol nominees for utiite secretary ami state committee men. Comrade Shipley's explanation in Justification of hi» action showed that Conditions existed which war ranted this unusual Hland of the paper anil his placing of an advisory llsl of eligible nominees to The North West Worker was, under the clrcum Stances, approved by the Hoard. PBTBR IIUSIIY, Secretary. SPECIAL DONATION FUND Tho following comrades have glvnn us a Blurt on tho Special Donation Fund which in for tho purpose of Wiping out tho deficit of $260: Proletarla mil . » G.oo Vnrlun Shaw, Woodenvllle 1.00 Sophus Uonnlovlo .-- 1.00 Comrade from Sllvana 1.00 B. L. Ktmbrel, Alaska .- 3.00 Marvin Stanford, California 1.00 Local Freoland 3.20 Ni'lh Hanson, Mutlock — 1.00 Ella K. Stone, Daring 1.00 E. D. Mltchel, L*ese — 4.00 Local Cashmere 3.00 Win. Dehnhoff, Snohomlsh 2.00 ii. Thorscn, Arlington 1.00 Thos. Jensen, Arlington 2.00 A. Anderson, R. 2, Everett $ 1.00 Anonymous 2.00 Frank Shepherd, Everett, 1.00 1., W. Matthews, East Everett-- 1.00 lv W. Womsloy, Everett .60 A Comrade -■•- 5.00 Total -- $38.50 ; , I "NO WATER IN THE MILK" Olympla, Wn., Jan. 8, 191 C. The Northwest Worker, Everett, Wash. Dear Comrades: Once In a while I've been getting hold of a copy of your paper. I've become Interested because I've found no water in the milk of The North west Worker, and I believe it de serves the support of every real So cialist in the state. Have enclosed stamps for a sub. Please send The Worker to the address below. In conclusion I went to say to the Ever ett comrades not neglect to trade with the advertisers in The Worker and • boost their paper. Fraternally yours, GEO. H. SCHAAP, Olympia, Wash. A OOO^ CHANGE About nine years ago, when the writer was a student at Hedding col lege, Ab'ngdon, one' of the students (not the writer), was very uncere moniously ridden around the college campus on a rail for daring lo declare his Socialistic convictions. Also, the college lecture course contained a lec ture, by one of the most rabid anti- Socialists from South Carolina, that the Lord ever let live (which lecture by the way. made the writer a Social ist) which all the students had to at tend. At the Debs meeting in Abingdon last week President Agnew of Hed (Vtig college presided and Introduced the sneaker, and several of the in structors of the college and schools of the c'ty were present. All of which goes to show that a good change has come upon our educational and re ligious Institutions, and Instead of the blind prejudice and violent abuse which Soe'al'pts had to contend with 'n the past, we are meeting with re- Bped and courtesy, even from those who do not atrrer. with us as to the remedy which shou'd be applied to th" present Intolerable industrial con ditions. It Is Indeed a good change, and it bodes better, happier times Bh' ad for all humanity. -Qalesbury Labor News. can but will not work. Then there will be neither idle rich nor indus trious poor, and war "will bo not any num. 'it nil " Special Donation Fund! Northwest Worker. Dear Comrades. —Enclosed find $ , my donation as a special effort to wipe out the deficit of The Northwest Worker. Name Address Mail to Northwest Worker, 1612 California St., Everett. COMRADE MRS. LOCKWOOD Who HpenkH In The Forum, Sunday Afternoon, January 23 flet your tickets early. I'rlco of admliiion, inc. Tloketi on sale at office of Northwest Worker. "To Ray the lecture was good would not express It, it wan simply 'great.' For an hour and a half Mrs. Lock wood held the large and enthusiastic audience in closest attention, and all were lorry when she stopped." 10. C, Qrant. Bee, Local Decora) la. LOCKWOOD DATES Sun. Jan. Hi, Portland, Ore.; Mon. 17, Vacoll; Tueß. 18, Kelso; Wed. 19, Bandy Bend; Thurs, 20, Ethel; Fri. lm, Mossy Rock; Sat. 22, Centralia; sun. 23 (2 p.m.) Everett; Sun. 23 (8 p.m.) Seattle; .Mon. 24, Birmingham; Tues, 26, Hryant; Wed. 26, Sedro Woolley; Thurs. 27, Lyman; Fri. 28, clipper; Sat. 29, Echo Valley; Sun. 30, Hellingham; Mon. 81, Lynden; Tues. Feb. 1, Everson; Wed. 2, Su mas; Thur. ::, Anti War; Fri. 4, Pleasant Valley; Sat. 5, Cay View; Sun. 6, Anaeorles; Mon. 7, Lopez. BE OPTIMISTIC How wonderful this old world is To eyes that look for beauty! How happy every life would be If each would do his duty! We all should laugh and all .should sing, And everyone be joyous, I And only see the beautiful, Nor let dull care annoy us. No matter if were steeped in woe, Or threatened with starvation; We should not weep because of that, But smile like nil tarnation. We should not mind the vicious "iends In human form that skin us, But we should chortle with great glee Because we've guts left in us. We need not gloom tho lack of food Denies us grub to fill 'em, '• It is enough that no one took Our loved ones out to kill 'em. Tho crime and murder doth abound, And war devasts great nations, We tools should all lie rull of joy In spite <if lack of rations. Be OPTIMISTIC! Smile, you fool What matters rags and hunger? Let all your speech be soft and sweet, Just like when you were younger. Why should you notice jibes and jeers From other fools, who, later, Will find themselves as now you are, With hopes no whit the greater. —Simon, the Jester. Some people claim thai Ford's peace-program in doomed to failure. int wiser ones expect to see the sales doubled next year.—Boston Tran script. The Belgians continue to pay strik ing tributes to their German rulers. The total is now said Id be about 100,000,000. Chicago Herald. Local Everett No. 1 moots every Thursday evening In The Forum. Bargreen's Golden Drip Coffee. Im np.i = l Tps Co.. 1407 Hewitt Avenue. See Our Windows FOR PRE INVENTORY SPECIALS THEY ARE FULL OF REAL LIVE BARGAINS CURRAN HARDWARE CO. Ind- 82 HEWITT AND BROADWAY S.S. 980 WHEN VISITING LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA STAY AT THE NEW FIREPROOF HOTEL NORTHERN 420 West Second Street, near Hill and Broadway 200 Rooms —EUROPEAN —150 with Bath Rates: $1.00 to $3.00; with Bath, $1.50 to $4.00 FREE AUTO BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS BARRETT'S REMOVAL SALE! BARGAINS IN ALL LINES We Don't Want to Move the Goods Children's 75c Bonnets only 25c Ladies' 75c Flannel Night Gowns only 69c Children's Sweaters 75c Men's Wool Hose 13c China and Kltchenware Reduced Feed and Groceries Our Pride Flour $1.35 Shorts $1.10 It's Better Family $1.45 Wheat $1.90 3 Kellog Corn Flakes 25c oZf^ $140 3 Cans Corn or Tomatoes.. .25c Chop $I*4C Pure Lard, ss. ....... .^^Oc p ro tein Poultry Mash $1.7F Sugarcured Hams, per lb 17c Chicken Cabbage, 25 lbs 25c Salt Pork, per lb 10c Mangelwurtzels, sack 85c Bran 75c Carrots, sack 85c 50 LBS. VEGETABLES 65c BEETS, CARROTS, BAGAS, PARSNIPS AND TURNIPS —There's no excuse now. With a little economy you will soon be on a cash basis —be abfc to "cut out" the old credit system—buy for cash and owe no one. Then what you have in your pocket is yours. —Think it over. Farm Products Association 4 Phones: 998, 1248; S.S. 998, 997. J. A. POWERS, Mgr. "The Store that Keeps the 'Crimp' in 'High Cost of Living' in Everett" IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SNOHO MISH. Soren Bergeson, Plaintiff, vs. Unit ed States Lumber Co., J. P. Lane and all persons unknown, if any, having an interest in the property, Defendants. Notice and Summons Till': STATE OP WASHINGTON, Jo United States Lumber Co., J. F, Lane and all persons unknown, if any, having an interest in the property. You are hereby notified that the above named Plaintiff, the owner and holder of Certificates of Delinquency numbered respectively B. 2677, B. 2678, B. 2679, B. 2680, issued and dat ed the 14th day of April, A.D. 1914, by the County of Snohomish, State of Washington, for the amount of $58.01 Fifty-eight and .01/100 Dollars, the same being the amount then dv« and delinquent for laxos for the years 15)11 and 1912 upon real property of which you, the said Defendants, Unit ed tates Lumber Co., J. F. Lane and all persons unknown, if any, having an interest in the property, are the owners and reputed owners, situate iv said county and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Lot Five (5), Lot One (1), the Northwest Quar ter of the Southeast Quarter (NW 1., of SEV4), and Lot Three (3), all in Section Twelve (12), Twp. Thirty-two (32) North, Range Nine (9) East W. M., and upon which the above named LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SUFFERING HUMANITY I, Margaret B. Larson, being first duly sworn upon oath depose and say: j That for three years I have been very sick with liver and kidney trouble and j have doctored with the best doctors i in Chicago, with the United Doctors j of Minneapolis, with doctors in Eau Claire, Wis., and some of the Everett doctors. I finally went to Seattle and was examined by leading professors, one of whom told me that nothing j could be done for me. I came home discouraged and began to arrange my affairs and find a home for my little boy. After Dr. D. Feldman, of \>tYi:\ ' WORDS TO THE WISE Men are running short —save the kids! Capitalism is no longer a system— it's a bloody mess. Socialism, therefore, Is not a mere theory—it's a necessity. Thnrwday, January 13, 1916. Plaintiff has paid subsequent taxes assessed against said property as fol lows: Taxes for the year 1913, amount ing to $15.56, paid July 28th, 19lf; taxes for the year 1914 amounting to j $19.78, paid June 25th, 1915, the | amount of said Certificate of Delin ; quency, bearing interest at the rate of Fifteen per cent. (15 per cent.) per annum from its said date and all of said several amounts so paid for subsequent taxes as aforesaid, bear | ing interest at the rate of fifteen per I cent. (15 per cent.) per annum from I the respective dates of payment there jof as aforesaid; all of which is now j due the above-named Plaintiff. And you and each of you are here by summoned to appear within sixty idays after the date of the first pub lication of this notice and summons j exclusive of the date of such first publication, to-wit: within sixty days after the 6th day of January, A.D. 1916, exclusive of said day, and de f Till the above entitled action in the | Court aforesaid, or pay the amount due as above set forth, together with the costs. In case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered fore closing the lien of said Certificate of Delinquency, taxes, penalty, interest and costs, against the lands and •premises hereinbefore mentioned and lescribed. SOREN BERGESON, Plaintiff. By PETER HUSBY. Attorney for Plaintiff. P. O. Address: Everett, Wash. Lombard Aye., cams to Everett I de termined to consult him. Commenced taking his treatment! and now after doctoring with him for three months and a half I consider myself cured and a perfectly well woman. I am very grateful to Dr. D. Feldman, as I feel that he saved my life. Witness my hand at Everett, Wash., this Nov. 15, 1915. MARGARET B. LARSON. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of Nov., 1915. F. F. SWALE, Notary Public. In short, Socialism is not a dream, though capitalism is a nightmare. To do nothing to end it is to main tain this regime of murder and rob bery. Help put The Northwest Worker on its feet by wiping out that $260 de ficit.