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Hachelder & Cornell BETTER CLOTHES Tor Wen and Boys Till: WONDER MERCANTILE CO. Up-to-Date Clothing Store Established ii> \eari HBWITT WIHIOM S. VKOSSOX. Pr«,,H. SOCIALIST PARTY DIRECTORY Cards wUI be Inserted In tins col an Cor the sum of fifty cent* ;i month. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRE TARY.—WaIter Lanfersiek, 803 West Madison St., Chicago, 111. STATE SECRET lIRI OF W ASHING rON.—L. K. Katterfield, Box 481, Everett. Wash. Office :>n Com mere* Bldg., Everett. SNOHOMISH COUNT! BECRE FARY.—CarI Ulonska, Room ;'., The Forum, 1612 California Street, Ev erett, Wash. LOCAL EVERETT, No. l meets every Thursday evening at 8 in the Forum, 1618 California St., Everett K. H. Hodgins, fin-sec.; Sophui Bonni vn. rec. see; F. G. Crosby, organ izer. LOCAL EDMONDS moots every Sun day evening at s, in Eagles' hall, Edmonds. C. E. Briggs, Edmonds, recording ncj B. H. Davis, Ed monds, financial sec LOCAL MONROE moots on the Ist ami 3rd Fridays in the month at 8 ! p. m. in the St. James hotel. R. W. Thompson, Monroe, sec.; VV. S. Kel ler, Monroe, organiser. LOCAL CEDAR VALLEY, meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in the month at 8 p. m. in the Cedar Yal loy church. Kichard I'ape, R. F. D. Edmonds, sec; J. M. Hoover, R. F. D. Edmonds, organizer. LOCAL LAKEWOOD meets every Thursday in the month at 8:30 p. m., in Lakewood hall. Chas. Koth, R. 1 Arlington, fin-sec; John Over void, R. 1 Arlington, organizer. LOCAL RICHMOND meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month at 3 p. m. in the homes of members. F. D. Hoffer, R. 1 Edmonds, fin-sec; Bon ner Barlett, Edmonds, rec-sec. LOCAL GOLD BAR meets every 3rd Sunday in the month at 2 p. m. in the homes of members. Rufus Wren, Gold Bar, organizer; Gustus Fleeder, fin.-sec. LOCAL SILYANA meets every 3rd Sunday afternoon in the month at li p. m. in the Silvania Trading Union hall. Gunda Husby, Stand wood, Rec.-Sec; Andrew Fierlie, Stan wood, Fin. Sec; John Ness, Sil vana, organizer. LOCAL BRYANT meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month at 2 p. m. in the homes of members. Mike Kronholm, Bryant, fin-sec; Edla Carlson, R. F. D. 4, Arlington, organizer. LOCAL HOME ACRES meets first Sunday afternoon of each month at comrade (has. Solie's residence. W. J. Fortson, rec-sec.; (has. Solie, fin. sec; Chas. Jurgus, organizer. LOCAL MARXIAN, Seattle, meets ev ery Thursday at 8 p. m., at 14.33 Lakeside Aye. I-alla Rogers, 1433 Lakeside Aye., fin-sec. LOCAL ARLINGTON meets every Monday evening at 8 p. m. in the Labor Temple. Homer Caswell, rec. sec. BOOKSTORES HOOKS AND MAGAZINES Sent by Mail to Any Address HILI/8 BOOK STORE COLBY A\ E. nrn IIAT If y°u want for illJi IIUI ■*!' or Wends, a paper that combats nil religious dog ma, send 4 P\TAOTTr' '":" '' sub " 00c for Aul\UMll> scriber and get the hottest paper published. Don't delay send today. THE CRUCIBLE, B. PAPER 1330 Ist Aye,, >S -attic -,» CENTS. STATIONERY ~ General Office Supplies Also Engraving, Embossing, Maga zines and Subscriptions BLACK & KING 2!i Hi Colby, Everett r " > MELTING POT For April —s Cents HILL'S BOOK STORK Colby Aye. Everett JiAKEKIES Call for Royal Bread at Your Grocers. AlaaOM I'nshion Siill KisuiK. made n( VIENNA BAKERY H. F. Daniels PLUMBERS R. VAN DYKE PLUMBING and HEATING 2811 Oakcs Shop Phone 681 X ; Res, 618 X CIGARS & TOBACCO CHRIS CULMBACK For— TOBACCO CIGARS CANDIES 1405 Hewitt Aye. PHONES 2!7 "PETE'S PLACE" 1 *»th & Broadway CIGARS, TOBACCOS, PAPERS Magazines and Confectionery F. A. SHARPLESS, Prop." Telephone 111')/. BARBER SHOP in CONNECTION + FREE LEGAL ■; DEPARTMENT OF THE ;; :; NORTHWEST WORKER | • • Addraa all questions to Attorney • ■ !! Peter Husby, 215 Stokes Bldg.. jj ; I Everett, Wash. ; | Editor's Note: Free legal advice on any subject is given in this column to Northwest Worker subscribers. Are not fifty-two copies of this paper and a legal adviser for a year worth $1.00? Tell your neighbors about this great offer. (J. lam a subscriber to the North west Worker. Please answer these questions in its columns: Where a man of family owns noth ing aside from his household goods and a Ford Touring tar which he uses for hire, as a means of support of his family, and a judgment is rendered against him. can they take the car? How much personal property does the allow a resident of this state? A. A man who uses a Ford or any automobile for hire to Buport his fam ily would be entitled to have an ex emption in the machine up to a value of $500. No, they can't take your Ford. The personal property which the law allows a resident is as follows (in part, besides that above referred to): 1. All wearing apparel of every on and family; 2. All private libraries, not to ex ceed $500, and all family pictures and keepsakes; :;. To each householder, one bed anil bedding, and one additional bed and bedding for each additional mem ber of the family, and other household goods and utensils and furniture not ling $500 in value. SWORN STATEMENT Of the ownership, management, etc., required by the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912, of The Northwest Worker, published weekly, at Ever- Wash., for April 1, 1916. Publisher Socialist Party of Snoho mish County. Editor Maynard Shipley. Everett, Wa Mi naging Editor None. Business Manage] H. W. Watts, That the Press Committee are: W. L. Carman, Everett, Wash.; C. P. Mor rison, Everett, Wash.; Frank Cort, Ev t, Wash., Carl Ulonska, Everett, Wash.; 11. W. Watts, Everett, Wash.; Hans Bonnivie, Everett, Wash. Thai the known bondholders, mort gagees, etc, are: None. 11. W. WATTS, tnager. i icribed to ami Bworn before me thi 'in! 'lay of April, 1916. PETER HUSBY, Notary Public. 11, i 116. A Wage Slave's Duty You son of the earth, mountain . eai, factorial and hops; you, the prop (■rtyless, plundered ilave you, who from your earlie i youth pave luffered iiniii Mi.- u.ini ni the ncci ari< of life; you, who have lean youi Father and mothei lowlj dyini the nltur of rapitaliMn. you, who still Buffei under the ami tj i annical ocial bj <■ m WHAT IS YOUR DUTY? I 1" Mm .( how the rich au<l powerful seek i<> still further ensnare yi I In (lien ncl ' lio you see how your comrades an abused by the bought pare litei of < 'apitalißin '.' Mn sou gee liow these vampires air preparing to suck the last drop of blood from your starved body? Itn you scr how these millions of plundered people, unemployed and nun i'iy, wander about the tree) and alloy:' to pick up the crumbs and bones which are offered with ■ sneer of contempt? Do you hear the thousands of Innoceni children, starving and Freezing, Pegging: "Give us bread?" WHAT IS YOUR DUTY? Shall you like other cowards bow to existing injustices? Shall you like other unthinking i pie enroll In the ranks of tlic ene mies of humanity . Will you trade off your name for a number In tin1 army <>f life-destroy ers? Will you lutray your olass by serving tho Interest! of the plunderbund? Then d" as August St I indlicrg bids: DrSBI in while clothing which will : how the stains of blood and dirt and advertise your stupidity. Paini on the white cloth tin- millions who have shod their Mood "in war, :wul the thousands who were driven insane !>y the horrori of the battlefield, WHAT IS YOUR DUTY? Surely, you know! We call upon you, in the name of Immunity: Do not drill for murder I l'«i not Kill lor pay! Help us to stop tho preparations lor wholesale murder 1 Help us destroy Militarism! Do not dross in tho uniforms of the enemies of the proletariat- they are stained with blood and violence and tyranny. Take your place in the ranks of the pioneers in the struggle for peace. Think and act in your own interest, and in the interest of your class. The capitalist system must be overthrown. Militarism, its bloodhound, must be destroyed. The enemies of mankind must be driven from the seat of power. PROLETARIAN, WHAT IS YOUR DUTY? Swedish-Finnish Socialist club. Agitation Committee, For sale as "Leaflet No. l," by Allen Blomkvist, utit! N. 26th St., Portland Or. Price $1.60 per 1000 copies, in English or Finnish. MAORILAND IS AGAINST CONSCRIPTION One of the most truly representative gatherings of organized labor ever held in New Zealand was that con vened in Wellington the lust week in January to consider the question of conscription. Eighty-seven industrial and political organizations were rep resented, and the list included dele gates from every Trades and Labor Council in the country, with the ex ception of the OtagO Labor Council, which council had already declared against the conscription of life unless accompanied by the conscription of wealth. Practically every section of the Labor movement—"moderate" and "extreme"—had delegates present, and the manifesto which was issued as the result of the deliberations of the conference may be taken as the unanimous verdict of the New Zea land working class upon the subject. "No document," says the "Maoriland Worker," "was ever more truly the expression of the whole of the body issuing it, and we venture to think that so positively unanimous a pro nouncement from a national congress reflecting the will of practically the whole bona-fide Labor movement com pletely disposes of the threat of con scription. It would be a foolhardy faction indeed that would make the attempt to force Prusaianiam on the people of this country in face of the clearly expressed hostility of the or ganized Industrial and political strength of Labor." The manifesto was definite and con vincing in its opposition to the cry for. conscription of flesh and blood, but boldly proclaimed the necessity for the conscription of wealth; it upheld the principle of voluntaryism, and put forth a Btrong demand for decent want's for the .soldiers and adequate pensions for their wives and children; and il declared that the time had ar rived when the people should know what they were fighting for and the terms upon which the allied govern ments would be prepared to cuter up on peace negotiations. (Kmil Seidel, Everett, April !)) THE MISSION OF LABOR "If we are to escape the fate which has overtaken most of the warring countries," says Louis IS. Boudin, "we must go to the root of the matter, and start a vigorous campaign of educa tion, designed to teach the working class of this country the principles of the class-struggle and to wean it away from the bourgeois principle of Na tionalism, whose main office now is to keep tin workers of the world di vided into separate groups competing with each other in times of peace and slaughtering each other in case of war." Upholstering and Furniture Repair ing neatly done by Svarrer Bros. 2811 Wit more, rear of Uohbins Transfer office. APPEAL SI It CARDS We have a bunch of Appeal to Rea son sub cards on hand. Help v them up. Send iii two bits and get B H'-week Appeal sub. TIIK NOKTHWKST WOKKKK THOUGHTS OF HENRY DUBB When Henry Dubb was a little lad, And pleached Socialism to his dad, His dad was poisonous against it, you set', Just exactly like my old dad used to lie. He got a slap to the side of the head And the jokes he got down, and my! how he read! Then maw would say Socialism and She got the slap instead of Henry or the hired man. His paw said "You must fight for your country And thus make peace on earth and all he free." My maw is a Socialist thru and thru From reading this you'd know I am. too.. My sister don't like to have me say this, Hut if she says more, I'll lend her my fist. Paw said, "Co ahead and make up a (food one, that's right; I knew for rights my kids always would fight. Now I'll say something concerning war. Do you think it right to fight and see friends no more? Kiss them good-bye and that'll he the last; Very few reach home from that awful blast That makes the earth shake with shower of shot and shell, You'd just as well be in the place called hell As to be in the trenches resting e'er | more— If nobody fights there'll be no war. Now I'll close my tablet and say no more. Written by Ida Stone, age 1-1. Bay View, Wash. A LKSSON IN SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY Meyer London, Socialist Congress man, will render an account of his stewardship to the members of Local New York, Socialist Party, in Public School No. 82. Members in good standing —proven by showing their Socialist credentials at the dour will alone be admitted. The meeting will not merely approve or disapprove of its representative's course in Congress so far, but will also confer with him as to his future stand on the questions that may come up in Congress. As the announcement of the executive committee of the local puts it: "If we want our representatives in the legislative bodies to represent the party, we must give them a chance to know what the party members want, to discuss and agree upon a policy. We have no right to assume that our representatives are mind readers and know what we want.." If Ihe war keeps going for another five years, there will probably be more capitalists than wage slaves left. Maoriland Worker. Take a good long look at our ad and get a line on those who co-operate with you In the getting out of this paper. OPEN FORUM THE NATIONAL PLATFORM To the National Platform Committee: After much consideration and dis cussion, as Individual in special com mittee, and in meetings of the local, Local Spokane No. 1 submits as its Idea of what the next national plat form .should be, the following recom mendations: 1. The platform should be brief. 2. A clear, concise statement should be made of the nature of the class struggle, and why this struggle is be coming more pronounced each year, especially mentioning machine produc ilon as an important factor. 3. A clear distinction should he made between progressive or reform measures and the one revolutionary change on which the Socialist move ment rests — that is, the collective ownership and democratic control of natural resources and machine produc tion. In this statement the common ownership of land should be made prominent, rather than concealed. 4. Omit all that part of former platforms known as immediate de mands, though the explanation should be made that Socialists are not of ne cessity opposed to reform measures. ■>. Call the attention of working people everywhere to the misleading and erroneous information that is given by the newspapers, the churches and the schools, in regard to every Working class revolutionary move ment, and urge the workers to support Working class papers, schools and un ions. (!. Explain briefly the evolutionary materialistic foundation of the Social ist movement, and show that this is the cause of such oppositon as is shown by some of the churches to So cialism. 7. Make an unequivocal declaration in favor of internationalism as against nationalism, and show how national ism and a desire for commercial su premacy have brought on the greatest war in history. 8. State the main purpose of the Socialist movement, in the language of Frederick Engels, to be: To accom plish the act of universal emancipa tion is the historical mission of the modern proletariat. To thoroughly comprehend the historical conditions and thus the very nature of this act, to impart to the now oppressed prole tarian class a full knowledge of the conditions and of the meaning of this momentous act it is called upon to ac complish; this is the theoretical ex pression of the proletarian movement, modern Socialism. JAMES GRANT, Cor. Secy., Box 1733, Spokane, Wash. (Emil Seidel, Monroe, April 10) TO THE DREAMER I cannot help but love the knight who goes Unchampioned, desired by his foes And friends, to seek the white star of his dream In the black night. He only sees the gleam; And, heeding neither laughter nor the sneers Of sane complacency, his course he steers Into the starless skies. Perchance for him The gleam will never out of darkness swim. Yet better, dream-possessed, to falter down In failure than to snicker like a clown Over the dream. FLORENCE RIPLEY MASTIN. ! VOLNEY A SOCIALIST More than fifty years before Marx and Engels issued their famous "Man ifesto," Constantine Volney, in his work entitled "The Law of Nature," gave expression and sanction to the ethical principle that lies at the base of Socialism by asking and answering the following questions: "How is property a physical attri bute of man? "Inasmuch as all men being consti tuted equal or similar to one another, and consequently, independent and free, each is the absolute master, the full proprietor of his body, and of the product of his labor. "How is justice derived from these three attributes (equality, liberty and property) ? "In this, that men being equal and free, owing nothing to each other, have no right to acquire anything from one another, only inasmuch as they return an equal value for it, or inasmuch as the balance of what is given is an equilibrium with what is returned; and it is this equality, this equilibrium, which is called justice, equity; that is to say, equality and justice are but one and the same word, the same law of nature, of which the social virtues are only applications and derivatives."- J. L. Hicks, Waco, Texas. According to Germany, battering one's way through a neutral country is purely a defensive measure, while the carrying of a gun by a steamship for the purpose of holding off mur derous attack is wantonly offensive. — Philadelphia North American. SECONDS TO REFERENDI M V.y Ewauna, Klamath I all i, Oregon: i Proponing thai the platform o ime ' -anadian Socialist party be ub mitted for referendum vote at the n ■ time an the plat form to \>< draft el by the National Exei utive Commit tee. First published, Feb. 6, 1916). Seconded !>y: Omaha, Neb., No. I, De Moii, Mich., No, I, Everett, Wash., La Grande, Ore., No. i, Portland, Ore., Tacoma, Wash., No. 4, Kennydale, Wash., Edmonds, Wash., Grand Rap Ids, Mich., Silveidale, Wnsh., Irvine tori, Wash., Scotia. Wash., Finnish, Granitesville, Vt., Tacoma, Wn., No, 1. THAT PROMISE "Many returned soldiers complain that the promise of employers to keep I heir jobs open has been broken. "— News item. Hanker (to returned soldier) —"Ye.s, sir; possibly I did say something about keeping your position vacant, but it has lately been capably filled by a charming young woman (to whom wages are no object); and I feel sure that you, as a soldier, wil not be so unchivalrous as to ask me to discharge her to reinstate you!'—Australian Worker. DRIVEN INSANE BY SPEED-UP SYSTEM WASHINGTON.—-"The speeding-up system in the money order division of the New York postoffice has already driven three men employed there in sane and one to suicide," declared Thomas Flaherty, secretary-treasurer of the National Federation of Postal Clerks. Flaherty declared • that under the administration of Postmaster General Rurleson stop-watch tests and speed ing-up devices generally have been de veloped to an extent unheard of until labor conditions in the Postoffice de partment were Burlesonized. BEFORE AND AFTER WASHINGTON.—By a vote of 58 to 23, the Senate passed the Tillman bill authorizing the construction or purchase of a government armor plate plant at a cost of $11,000,000. Bargain prices in armor plate—s39s a ton, marked down from $425 —were offered the House naval affairs com mittee today, following the action of the Senate in voting an $11,000,000 appropriation for a government armor plant. WAR'S HAVOC IN AIR AND ON SEA WASHINGTON.—More than 2,000 craft of sea and air have been swept out of service, many entirely destroy ed, in the European war, according to figures received here. Germany lost 25 Zeppelins and 600 ships. One airship was captured by the Russians in September, 1914; oth ers were wrecked, burned or lost in storms. The British lost 500 ships, Austria, 80; Turkey, 124; British allies, 225. The total capture of neutrals is placed by the United States Department of Commerce at 736, but most of these were released after being reported captured. RUSSIA FEARS TROUBLE Possibly forecasting a serious in ernal situation in Finland, all military eligibles have been forbidden to leave the country. Finns between the ages of 19 and 41 must remain in Finland pending the Czar's decision to draft them in to the Russian army. There are ap proximately 500,000 men in Finland available for military service. Less than 4,000 Finns have joined the Rus sian army to date. All ports of exit are now closely watched with the ut most vigilance by the Russian author ities. Berlin reports by wireless that Ger many has captured 19,700 cannon and 3,000 machine guns. She couldn't capture that many from us.—St. Louis Star. Admiral Scheer, just appointed to command the German battle fleet, is said to be a great tactician. That be ing the case, the fleet will remain in hiding.—Philadelphia North American. Congress may be timid about some matters, but in Federalizing the Na tional Guard it isn't going to be scared by the Constitution.—Charleston News and Courier. Chicago's salary-graft scandal indi cates that there may be more privi leges desired by the suffragettes than the mere casting of the ballot. -Nash ville South Lumberman. The war has made Peru too poor to maintain a .Minister at Washington. This is unfortunate, hut not so regret able as the sharply contrasted fact that the war has provided too much money for lome other diplomats at the Capital. —New York Sun. North American, Leather Goods, Umbrellas and Re pairing. Everett Trunk Factory, 2815 Rockefeller. page three GROCERIES WOLD BROTHERS &" WESTLUND Nineteenth and ISroadway Dealers in FANCY & STAPLE GROCERIES Dry Goods, Drugs, Grain, Feed and Flour Sunset .'557 [nd. 315 v 1 Kittleson Grocery Co. Good Things to Eat 1701 Wet more Aye. Phones: Ind. 47; Sunset 1540. J. C. SOVDE " GROCERIES, DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS 3419 Everett Aye., Cor. Summit Phones: S. S. 1818, Tnd. 470 EDW. ECKLUND Fancy and Staple Groceries Phones 328 2707 Wetmore j Thueson Grocery Co. Agent Dr. Fahrney Medicines 1209 Hewitt Aye Phones: Ind. 14X, Sunset 1356 MOON & KEEP Groceries, Feed, Vegetables 1912 Hewitt Aye. Phones: Sunset 197, Ind. 437. High School Grocery Both Phones 1166. 25th & Colby High Grade Groceries Our Motto, Quality and Service Charles L. Lindblad Staple, and Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Flour, Hay and Feed Sun. 1064. Ind. 465 X. Lowell, Wash. C. M. STEELE Grocery and Confectionery Stock always fresh. Least possible prices. PACIFIC AND GRAND EIDEM'S GROCERY Scandinavian Goods a Specialty 2709 LOMBARD IND. 477 X Westberg Grocery Staple and Fancy Groceries Phones 42 2933 Broadway We Give Green Trading Stamps EVERETT, WASH. PRINTERS f ——■ __ The Commercial Press PRINTERS Manufacturers of RUBBER STAMPS 2931 Lombard Everett ATTORNEYS "■'-< v Peter Husby ATTORNEY AT LAW Room 215 Stokes Bids. 1616'/j Hewitt Aye. UNDERTAKERS John F. Jerread UNDERTAKES and EMBALM Kit Phone Main 230 EVERETT, WASHINGTON EMERSON'S TRIBUTE TO SOCIALISTS Back in 1883, Ralph Waldo Emer son, America's greatest philosopher, said: "I honor the generous idea the Socialist.-;, the magnificence of heir theories, and the enthusiasm with which they have been urged." W ■ sure you that the so-called educational journal-;, in con aid m, are careful not to ■ to the above. It wouldn't do to have the people liia' this count tinker was friendly to Socialism. Vppeal.