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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
7o;o Sides to
Charles Schaengold Tells
Conviction on Dishonest
Charles Schaengold, of Charles
Schaengold & Hros., proprietors of well
known clothing stores located at Fifth
and Plum streets and 4'S.i and 427 Vine
street, was fined $10 in Municipal
Court Wednesday on a charge of vio
lating the honest advertising law. Mr.
Schaengold pleaded not guilty to the
charge. The fine was suspended.
As Mr. Schaengold handles one of the
most widely known makes of men's
ready-to-wear clothing in the country, a
strictly union make, the Hart, Schaffner
and Marx brand, The Labor Advocate
has received many letters from union
men of Cincinnati asking for the basis
of the charge.
In order to answer these queries of
our correspondents, Mr. Schaengold was
seen by a Labor Advocate reporter and
asked for his version of the case. lie
"In the first place the charge was
brought by the Retail Merchants' Asso
ciation and later was backed by the
Chamber of Commerce and the Adver
tisers' Club. The charge was not based
on my advertising of the regular stocks
carried in my three stores, but on an
announcement I made in connection
with a lire sale I was holding in a build
ing on Fifth street between Vine and
"I advertised a certain number of
men's trousers, all wool; at $1.1)3 a pair.
Certain tailors secured one pair out of
the several hundred on sale, had the
material analyzed by a chemist and the
analysis, it is said, showed that the ma
terial was only 11 per cent wool, the
rest being cotton.
"In the stock of several hundred pairs
of trousers and as many suits, there
were hundreds that were all wool, but
the tailors who made the selection for
the purpose of analysis and prosecution,
being experts, of course chose those ar
ticles which were not all wool. That
was but natural, as they wanted the ar
ticles, not for use, but for prosecution.
"I have been in business in Cincinnati
for many years. Long before the pres
ent advertising club, of which I am a
member, was organized, I was one of
Strikes Tie Up Arms Factory
And Vast Coal Fields in
Remington Company at Bridgeport, Conn., Paralyzed and
150,000 Miners Cut off Supply of Coal for British
Navy Workers at Krupp Gun Works Threaten
Two strikes of far-reaching import
ance, and another, threatened, were of
unusual interest to organized labor this
week. The one nearest home, and there
fore of the most interest, was that of
the employes of the Remington Arms
Company, ' at Hridgeport, Conn. The
other, ami of almost equal interest to
union labor, was the walk-out of 130,000
miners in the Wales coal fields.
The threatened strike is among the
workmen of the Krupp gun works at
Another strike of wide importance
that is now on is that of the pants wak
ers in New York. This is on the eve
of .settlement, an armistice having been
declared on the basis that the strike will
be confined, pending negotiations, to the
21,(100 workers now out.
The strike at the Remington Arms
works was caused primarily, by a juris
dictional dispute among labor unions.
A'l arms and ammunition factories in
the United States are likely to be drawn
into the local controversy. A dispatch
from liridgeport Friday says:
"The strike at the giant new plant
of the local arms company, which is to
make arms for the allies and for the
United States military, developed today
from the proportions of a tamily labor
qrarrcl to an imminent industrial war,
which may paralzc liridtjeport. All
shops in the United States where muni
tions of war are belli- manufactured arc
"Frank in their declarations that they
are taking advantage of what they re
gard as a golden opportunity in the ab
solute dependence of the arms makers
rpon them, the machinists, who hereto
fore have taken no part in the strike,
precipitated the crisis today when they
declared they would inaugurate a gen
eral strike Monday, not in sympathy with
the iron workers, who struck earlier in
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Birrtkt tua Siaun ijcltrfrrt
Telephone Canal 1869.
His Version of Arrest and
a tew men wno tormed an organization
having for its purpose the same aims
as the present club claims to have. Here
tofore my advertising matter never has
"Hut when 1 rented a vacant store
room in' the heart of the city and began
selling goods cheaper than my competi
tors could afford to do, some one con-
ceived the idea of enforcing the 'honest
advertising' law, a proceeding which
never before had been begun in this city.
I am forced to the conclusion that the
men back of the charge against me were
not so much interested in the dear peo
ple as they were in protecting their own
"I am not sorry that the charge
against me was brought and pushed to
a conclusion. It has established a pre
cedent that should be of inestimable
J benefit to the buying public if the same
zealous spirit is shown in the future and
directed against all advertisers who do
not tell 'the truth, the whole truth and
the week, as they had threatened to do,
but with a universal demand from all
the Hridgeport plants for an eight-hour
day and a minimum wage scale.
"Tims the arms company and the con
struction company, which is erecting the
102-aere plant, lose the opportunity of
settling the strike by recognizing the
millwrights as members of the Metal
Workers' instead of the Carpenters' Un
ion. This opportunity has been held
out to them for three days They have
taken the attitude that they would help
no branch of the American Federation
of Labor, but that the scrap would have
to be settled by President Gompers.
Taking the apportunity offered by the
crippling of the arms company by the
strike of the millwrights and iron work
ers, the machinists declare now, to repay
the injuries they say the companies have
caused their fellow artisans, the iron
workers, the arms company must force
the twenty-one other Hridgeport plants,
which have contracts from it, to grant
the eight-hour day. They believe the
few other Hridgeport plants will follow
"Officials of the machinists said to
night in no uncertain terms that if the
strike in liridgeport came about it would
be spread all over the United States with
a demand for an universal eight-hour
Trouble at Krupps.
A big strike is threatened at the
Krupp works at Fssen, Germany, the
movement being headed by the Union
of Metallurgical Workmen and the As
sociation of Mechanics. They demand
higher wages, because of the cost of
living and shorter hours, because of the
great strain under which they work,
the report says.
The workmen, accordimr to advices.
arc in an angry mood and threaten
nothing but the truth' in their advertis
"And I know of no body of men bet
ter qualified than the Advertisers' Club
to purge advertising of all its dishonest
statements. Its members are the men
who write the advertising matter of the
cit When you read a full page ad
vertisement in your daily paper in which
some store offers you the most phe
nomenal and undreamed of bargains,
do not forget that I was lined for
offering you a big bargain which our
competitors did not like and therefore
I was not prosecuted but persecuted.
It seems that while our trial was going
on there were a good many of the most
prominent men listening to the evidence,
winch thy really had nothing to do with
had it not been for the prestige of the
Chamber of Commerce and the Adver
tisers' Club. I' am positive I would have
not been guilty of any wrong-doing but
for this. The fact of the matter is the
man who made the charge did not ap
pear in court during the entire time of
this trial or not even a witness in this
case with the exception that some of
my competitors, who forced the prose
cution, were jealous of the progress
which I made in business while in Cin
cinnati, all of which, in my opinion, is
a case of sour grapes.
"The large 'ads' which appear in the
papers of late with the many bargains
that are offered are part false and de
ceptive, and as the Advertisers' Club
and Chamber of Commerce are going
to be the censors of public morals, it
is nothing but right that they should
prosecute those merchants. During my
career in business in Cincinnati, for
over twenty years, my business has al
ways been among the cleanest and truest
of any in the city. I am not afraid to
stack my reputation in the city of Cin
cinnati against all accusers.
"If the Advertisers' Club will now get
busy and enforce the honest advertising
law' throughout the city, I shall feel that
I have done the community a lasting
benefit. I am willing to stand on my
record of many years in business here;
1 am . 'illing to leave the verdict to my
customers who have dealt with me for
many years ; 1 am willing to place that
record side by side with the records of
other merchants of the city. Hut I
don't want the Advertisers' Club to stop
its crusade. It has started a good work.
I wonder if it will continue? I don't
think it will.
"I believe its labors are ended. There
are places where angels and advertisers'
clubs fear to tread."
in the U. S.,
the destruction of machinery unless their
demands are granted immediately, as
they have been put off for three months
with promises. The advices add that
several high officials have arrived at the
Krupp works in an effort .to straighten
out matters and calm the workmen, anil
that llertha Krupp is e.Npeeted to visit
the plant anil use her great influence
with the workmen.
Coal .Miners SI tike.
The Iiritish Admiralty has taken over
all the reserve supplies of coal, follow
ing the reports from Cardiff, Wales, that
the miners conference by a vote of 180
to llll, decided not to accept the recom
mendation of the Council to return to
Walter Kunciinan, President of the
Hoard of Trade, today telegraphed to
the conference of millers' delegates in
session at Cardiff that he was prepared
to meet the delegates in Loudon tomor
The presumption is that the purpose
of the meeting is to resume negotiations
looking to a settlement of the dispute.
More than 1.111,01)1) men already have
laid down their tools, thereby shutting
down virtually all the mines in the
Welsh coal fields, which supply steam
ing coal for the Iiritish navy.
Defy the otivcrniuciit.
The Iiritish Government using for the
first time the authority granted by the
so-called munitions measure ruled that
the miners must not strike, a royal pro
clamation to this effect haing been is
The miners' answer to this proclama
tion was to go on strike.
Though subject to a heavy daily line
for striking and though urged by their
leaders o allow their demands for high
er pay to be arbitrated, the miners threw
aside all advice and today refused to
take up their picks, thus not only stop
ping the mines, but leaving idle the mine
railways and some ships engaged in
Clione, Elm 49S Mocrkin'i Drmjlit Cr Meals lo Otter
CAFE AND GARDEN
Harry C Rawltngs, EoV L Sltplianr, Mzr,
Corner Madison and Taylor Avei. OAKLEY
Canal V. 1078
UNION At A I) 12
HENRY BEHRINGER & SON
TAILORS and CLOTHIERS
S. E. Cor. John and Olher Sts.
WE ARE HERE
Economy Shoe Repairing Go.
None other than the Celt White Oak Leather nsed, and e
fii 'em while you wait. Price) Reasonable.
N. W. Cor. Fifth and Walnut
Opposite Fosl Office. Phone, Cm I 3322-L
COAL AND GAS RANGES
All kinds of Sheet Metal Work
Roofing and Spouting
1207 Main Street, Phone,. Canal 21
Residence Phone, West 2252-R I
Wm. Glandorf Moving and Storage Co. j
FIRST CLASS STORAGE
FURNITURE PACKED FOR SHIPPING j
.S.t3-8.?5-8.i7-83y Hopkins St. I
Telephone, W. MY) CINCINNATI, O. j
WIIITH CHOKS AMIll'IiAXCK
Prompt and efficient strike for llie transport!,
lton of patients to and from domes, hospitals, or
the R. K. stations. Careful attention. Nothing
lite It In town. Inspection InTlted.
JOHN J. GILLIGAN,
Eiultli, Near Broadway,
Phones: Ctnal 1802 and 1803. North 1137
DR. . H. HAGERMAN
307 Provident BanK Bldg.
Phone Cnnnl 152
Office Hours: 10 A. M. to 2 P. M., and also by appointment
1065 Central Ave,
Phone, West 3654-R
2..10 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON', July 10.
Immigration ligurcs lot' .May,
Issued by the L'nited States
Department of Labor, show
slight hut steady Increases.
Dining; the month ;2,6:i im
migrants were admitted. In
April the number was !1,765,
and in March 2G.3U5.
In view of additional Kui-o-peaii
nations becoming; in
volved in the war, this in
crease would indicate that the
minimum of immigration to
the United States has been
The following ligurcs for
three mouths last year are
printed for comparative pur
poses: March, lOS.OUS; April,
1-1S,1!07; .May, 1120,8-18.
Italy, with -1.0S2, main
tained its lead during May,
The number of laborers
totaletl 5,:.0, while 1,058
farm laborers were admitted.
Among; the skilled workers,
net with -188,
miners, 1S5, and
New York received the great
est number of these '.'2,VA
immigrants, 7,115 announc
ing they would stay in this in
dustrial State. Massachusetts
received 2,581; Michigan, 1,-S-l-1;
California, 1,68-1; Penn
sylvania, 1,55, and Illinois,
l-MVK THOUSAND AT WOKK.
Joplin, Mo. A strike of nearly 5,000
lead and zinc miners, which began here
two. weeks ago. ended Monday when
everv mine in the district resumed op
erations. There was no settlement. The
men went back to the mines and asked
for their places at the old wage scale.
The miners have not asked recognition
for their newly formed union.
CHESTER Now Open
100 New Features 1,000,000 New Thrills, Gyroplane, Golden Twisters, Wlfrglc
Wogcle, Pell Mell, Merry Wedding, lite, Etc.
r r 17 tr VAUDEVILLE, smittie's band concerts, cabaret at club-house,
r 1Y lliJLa INCLUDING "CHARLIE CHAPLIN," MUVINU nnuKUS.
IIATHINQ, BOATING, DANCING-BEST CUISINE IN CITY.
PHONE CANAL 1262
Cafe and Restaurant
McHUOH & HOCK
Successors to Edw. L. Stophany
S. W. COR. TWELFTH AND WALNUT STS.
THE EIGHT -HOUR
Is owned and operated by Cincinnati peo
ple. All its btands are made by members
of Tobacco Workers Local No. 25.
It Is the only Tobacco Company
in the United States which has
adopted the debt-Hour d ay.
8-HOUR UNION SCRAP
ALL DAY SCRAP
HOME RUN SCRAP
The Busiest Place in The City
Restaurant and Billiard Hall
9 W. 5th St. GUS DOLL. Mgr.
The HUB CAFE
42 E. FIFTH ST.
CINCINNATI - - OHIO
Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
8 YEARS OLD
$1.00 Full Quart
508-10 MAIN ST.
TWO ItllODK ISLAND TOWNS.
Are Only Ones in State Not Hit By
l Street Car Strike.
1 Providence, R. I. The first day of the
trolley employees' strike found Rhode
! Island tonight without a car runnig, ex
j cept in Newport and Westerly, where
I the car lines are not a part of the
1 Rhode Island Company's system. Dur
ing the day such ot the nonunion men,
all old employees, as reported for work
were put on the cars, but only X! out of
a normal total of 455 cars were in oper
ation. .MAY STltlKK AT OMOYKhAND.
Cleveland. Cleveland garment work
ers mav follow those of New York in
striking. Such action on their part
seems more than likely. They are seek
ing recognition of their union and de
cided changes in rates of pay and in
working conditions. What action will
be taken depends largely upon the visit
to Cleveland of Benjamin Schlesinger,
of New York, international president of
the Ladies' Garment Workers' Union,
who is coming soon.
OAK MKN si:T KA1SK.
Chicago. A raise of three cents an
hour in the pay of Chicago street car
employees, announced Thursday, will
cost the companies approximately $1,
170,000 a vear. The men expressed them
selves as" happy over the result. The
award in full will be made public tomor
row. The maximum wage will be not
less than :S5 cents per hour. The maxi
mum wage now received is 32 cents an
hour. The award will establish in Chi
cago the highest wages for street car
men in the country.
TESTIMONY AUi IN.
Portsmouth, Ohio. Taking of tes
timony in the dissolution and injunction
suit of the master plumbers of this city
against the Building Trades Council and
its auxiliary organizations was conclud
ed late Thursday afternoon before Judge
Tarbell, in Common Pleas Court. Ar
guments of the attorneys will he submit
ted July 27.
Bigger, Better, Brighter
Meals lo Order