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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
Do You Want to Live to Be
100 Years Old? Read This
Henry F. Swanbaek, the oldest Odd
Fellow in America, who lives at the age
- ..w.. in ittiiviikii, it iiv Jitia in iii- tii.
of 100 at Greenwood, Neb., was a hoy
hood friend of Bismarck. His grand-
iaiuer nveo to ne. i it. following are
his rules for living to he 100:
"Go to hed early and net up early.
"Never sleep in a heated room.
"Keep fresh air in the sleeping room.
"Sleep out of doors in summer win
ter, too, if it can he arranged.
"Drink plenty of fresh water.
"Use very little red liriior.
"As old age comes on take, each morn
ing, a small wineglass of one-third gly
cerine and two-thirds good whisky.
"Smoke as often as you please, hut do
not inhale the smoke or hlow it out
through the nostrils.
"If you an; unfortunate enough to lose
Men Who Make
Get More Pay
South licthlchcm, Pa. A voluntary in
crease in wages, which will average 10
per cent, was granted the 17,000 em
ployees of the Bethlehem Steel Company
today, according to announcement of
President E. G. Grace. The increase will
go into effect August I. The monthly
payroll of the local company is $1,250,
000. it is hclieved that the Bethlehem
Corporation will take similar action with
its subsidiary plauU the Union Iron
Works, San Francisco; Fore River Ship
Yards, Quincy, Mass., and Harlan &
Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del. One
effect of the increase is expected to iiiet
whatever unrest there may have heen,
and also to attract skilled mechanics,
some 2,000 more heiug needed.
Michigan Copper .Miners Deceive !
Per Cent Bonus.
Calumet, Mich. The Wolverine and
Mohawk Copper Mining Companies in
paying their 1,200 employees today in
cluded an extra check for !i per cent of
the total wages of June as a honus he
cause of tlte high price at which copper
is selling. It cams as .a surprise to the
It was announced unofficially that the
two companies might continue to pay the
same honus every month as long as cop
per remains at 20 cents a pound or let
ter It was said that several other min
ing companies will follow this example.
The high price of copper is due en
tirely to the European war.
Shorter Workday mill Jlorc I'ny for
.Motor Truck Workers,
Sunt. L. F. Aver of the International
Motor Company, of IMaiiilield, N. J.,
notified one thousand men who are cn
uaucd in manufacturing automobile
trucks at the rate of six a day for the
allies, that heginning tomorrow a day's
work would consist of eight hours, and
in addition to a 10 per cent wage in
crease the men also would receive
special war honus of 20 per cent. Th
wage schedules cover toolniakers, ma
chinists, machine operators, assemblers
and other kindred labor.
This unexpected action has placed a
damper on the strike movement which
was scheduled for tomorrow hy Vice
1'resident J. J. Keppler of the Interna
tional Association of Machinists,
The change ir. conditions also will ap
ply to Aon men employed in the Allen
town, I'a., hranch of the company.
Springfield, Mass. Fifty machinists
employed in the Smith & Wesson re
volver plant struck today because of the
peremptory discharge of two workmen
who had given notice of their intention
to enter the employ of another muni
I he Smith it Wesson factory employ
between 700 and MI0 workmen and is
making revolvers fer (he Canadian Gov
( rnment and parts for the Remington
( ompany of Bridgeport, Conn. The fac
tory is run on a ten-hour basis and has
heretofore successfully resisted all labor
demands. The striking machinists in
sist on an eight-hour day and an increase
'f 5(1 cents a day in wages.
Will Slum- Profits With .Men.
Bridgeport, Conn. Notice was given
U 1,000 workmen by the Locomobile
C ompany of America today that profits
would be shared with them. The plan is
to increase wages proportionately with
the increase of product.
Firearms Plant (o Divide' Honus.
Hartford, Conn. The Colt Firearms
plant here gave notice today that a bon
us of V!'j per cent of all wages paid
since May 1 last will be divided among
your wife get another. It is not good
for man or woman to live alone.
"Don't worry over anything. Worry
kills juoru people than disease.
"Keep an even temper at all times. lie
cheerful at all times.
"Keep the feet dry and the head clear.
"Xever eat meat. A little chicken will
not harm one, hut must not he eaten too
"Eat plenty of fresh fish.
"Do not drink coffee.
"Keep away from sweet stuff. It ruins
the stomach and kidneys.
"Take plentv of outdoor exercise.
Walk a great deal.
"Follow these rules, and any normal
man, barring accidents, can live to be one
APPRENTICE PLAN BLOCKED
Public Olllclnl Would Flood Aus
tralian Ijiihor .Market.
COl'UT IXTKUFKUKXCK COSTLY
Unionist Declares Employers Them
selves Would Hardly Frame a
Decision Ho Injurious to Their
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Union printers in this city are pro
testing a decision by Justice lleyden,
of the court of industrial arbitration,
which will make impossible any system
intended to tci'ch apprentices the com
plete printers' trade.
A wanes board, consisting of employ- I
ers and employes, sustained the union s
position that apprentices should not he
indentured solely to machine operating
for the reason that the boys would not
become competent craftsmen without in
struction in other departments. The em
ployers appealed to Justice Heyden, who,
under the law, has power to set aside
the wages hoards' findings. The court
sustained the employers in a decision
that President Stanbridge, of the Typo
graphical association, declares lirst cuts
up the industry and then uooda it Willi
Writing in a local labor paper, the
"If the intention of the arbitration
court were to kill industrial arbitration
altogether I am of opinion it has adopted
the right policy. The court should not
allow itself to become an impenetrable
bulwark behind which the employers can
securely shelter themselves. Yet that
seems to be the position in the judg
ment just given regarding apprentices.
The employing printers of Sydney would
scarcely have framed a decision so much
to their own liking and so much to the
detriment of both journeymen and ap
President Staubriilge calls attentionto
evidence submitted that the printing in
dustry has not absorbed the number of
apprentices previously agreed to by both
parties, "and yet." he says, "because
some employers desire to fill their of
fices with low-paid and low-grade labor
the iiumher has heen raised.
The printers insist that the decision
will Hood the labor market, as operating
a machine is quickly learned, compared
with other branches of the trade.
"1 don't think much of (links' sense
"What's the matter now?"
"Last night after the theater I offer
ed to drive him and Mrs. Iiinks out to
their home, ten miles in the country."
"The chump accepted." Richmond
Described In Detail.
"What did Joan of Arc wear?"
"She wore." answered the girl at the
foot of the class, "a suit of steel, trim
med with sheet iron and cut along rath
er severe lines." Louisville Courier
Journal. An Opening;.
goes the chap who iiroke the
world s record
for the hundred-yard
"I wonder if we could get him
conic out to our suburb and coach
in sprinting for trains."
"How a.iout a little game of freeze
out," asked one of the gang who had
dropped in on Jones while his wife was
in the country.
"Xohting doiti,, boys," said the host.
"The ice box is empty."
True to I, Hi'.
"What's all that noise upstairs?" call
ed the mother. "I thought you were
"We are. mamma," the little daughter
replied. "Johnny is the papa, and he has
just come home from the store. I'm
arguing with him about money matters."
CHANCELLOR DAY BUTTS
INTO FREE SPEECH
( San Francisco. Under the caption,
"Free Speech and Correct Opinions,"
the livening Iiullctin publishes this edi
"One most valuable contribution to
the subject of free speech comes from
thepenof Chancellor Day, of Syracuse
University, who says : 'Convictions must
be more than honest ; they must be cor
rect.' "This disposes of the whole difficulty
of free speech, whether it be free speech
for workingmeu in 'company towns,' or
free speech for university professors,
hirst ascertain, through Chancellor Day
and other gentlemen who know what
truth is. what opinions arc correct, and
then suppress those that are incorrect.
What comfort to end arguments by
bringing forth the official documents cer
tifying to one's intellectual correctness.
Political parties will disappear, since
only one set of opinions can be correct.
Labor unions will be unnecessary, since
the correct industrial policy will be
found and followed. The poor will no
longer envy the rich, since it will, no
doubt, be found that great wealth and
great want are both proper and cor
rect." STEEL WORKERS WIN
IN BUFFALO STRIKE
Buffalo, N. Y. Employes of the Sen
eca Iron and Steel Company at Iilasdell.
near here, have won their strike and
formed a local affiliated to the Amalga
mated Association of Iron, Steel and
Tin Workers. A. F. of L. Organizer
Streiller assisted these workers, who
have raised wages from 10 to 18 per cent
over former rates. The victory is more
than ordinary because the Amalgamated
Association has heen attempting to or
ganize this mill for several years. It is
neheved present successes will have an
effect on steel workers employed in the
nonunion Lackawanna Steel Company,
The agreement with the Seneca com
pany provides for a regular wage scale
and the creation of a permanent arbitra
tion board to settle disputes. Employes
shall designate one of their number to
serve on the board, ft is further agreed
that "there shall he no cessation of work
during the deliberation of the arbitra
tion board," and the company agrees
that there shall be no discrimination be
cause of union affiliation.
M-3HI) l-'OU OltfiAXIZATIOX.
Topeka, Kans. Writing in the Daily
Capital, Clyde O. Tessuer makes this
"How is this for prosperous Kansas?
Statistics show that in the canning; and
preserving industries in this state 77.-I7
per cent of the employes receive less
than $10 per week, 15.18 per cent receive
less than $( per week, and of those who
receive less than $10 per week (12 per
cent are men anil IIS per cent are wom
en and children. I heir working time
averages but little less than ten hours
per day. Are we not badly in need of
federal labor unions?"
DISASTKU PUKDICTUD IJV CHI
Chicago. In notifying President Wil
son of the Eastland disaster, which re
sulted in the loss of approximately 1,1100
lives, Secretary Nockles, of the Chicago
Federation of Labor, inclosed, a copy of
resolutions forwarded to the federal de
partment of commerce June 22, 1011, in
which an Eastland disaster was pre
dicted. This resolution of protest against the
steamboat inspection service declares:
"We believe the condition of the ex
cursion passenger steamers are alto
gether too unsafe to be permitted to con
tinue without a most vigorous protest
from the federation as a matter of rec
ord, in event of any accident in the
future, that we, at least, had registered
a protest. The crowded conditions al
lowed will result in the loss of thou
sands of lives even though tied to the
"We notice in press dispatches that
former President Mellen of the New
Haven ailroad, referred to the coast
steamer, as 'tinder boxes.' The same
applies here because, as our committee
has said, it seems that United States
inspectors are more concerned with the
vessel owners' interest and support than
the protest of the public.
A certain man of New York, knows
familiarly as "P. C," admits that his
early school record was not deserving
of academic reward. But he got one
medal. He grew up in Louisville and
there attended a small school presided
over by a lady of the old regime, a ten
der and kind hearted soul. Each year
when the lat day of school came
around the scholars and their parents
gathered for the award of prizes, and
the gentle schoolmistress could not
bear to let any child go disappointed.
When commencement day came P. C.'s
name also was read out for a special
medal. It was awarded "For cheerful
ness during the recreation hour." New
Why Not Make Free
Trip to Frisco Fair
The Labor Advocate has decided to
give its friends the opportunity to make
some of the most pleasurable trips to be
taken in this country, and at no expense
Would you like to make the trip to
the American Federation of Labor meet
ing in San Francisco next fall? .
Would you like to go to the meeting
of the Ohio State Federation at Mans
The trip to San Francisco will be made
at the time when the great Panama Ex
position is in full swing; at the time
when all the nations of the world will
have their exhibits fully completed, and
when the crowds will be at their largest
and the city of the Golden Gate in its
most gala attire.
The opportunity seldom has been of
fered to the person of moderate means
to take such trip without cost to himself.
This trip means a liberal education; it
means that you may see all the wonders
of modern times, meet and mingle with
the peoples of all countries; see the
greatest works of art; the most wonder
ful buildings and electrical effects ever
shown; the Chicago and the St. Louis
Fairs were as the first steamboat that
ran up the Hudson as compared with the
present-day trans-Atlantic ocean grey
hounds when viewed with what San
Francisco will offer to the world this
The trip to Mansfield, O., while of
lesser importance, also has manifold ad
vantages. Mansfield is a modern little
"My husband is the most considerate
man," boasted the bride. "I never find
the house littered up with cigarette butts
when I come home from a visit to the
"If 1 were you," said an older married
woman, "I'd take immediate steps to find
out where he spends his evenings."
"Congratulatiolis", ' Kate! I hear you
became engaged while you were at the
"Of course. 1 always do."
"Don't you find it an awful expense
to have three marriageable daughters on
"Yes, and the worst of it is I'm be
ginning to think they're not marriage
able." ItUKillT ISKIKFS.
When peace comes it must come to
If onlv the hclliiiercuts would trv
laughing gas on each other.
Instr.'wl of u-orshinitte ileail hemes
China might try to find a few living
51 ill voit entild liardlv snv that Italv
took the plunge. It was more like wad
The poor, says an investigator, have
a right to be in style. Well, being poor
is in style.
Sometimes it is the fellow who knows
all about mushrooms who eats the toad
stools. The lly swatter is numerously abroad
in the land, but the unswatted beat him
It's the son who has to be supported
by his father who gives the old man the
The ll.OOO-mile talk by wire is won
derful: but, after all, it can never dis
place the tete-a-tete.
Tom Edison's "telescribe" for record
ing private conversations knocks the
legitimate successor to the keyhole in
dustry into the limbo of lost arts.
The farms of the United States pro
duced $lo,0()0,0(0,0(io during the year
l'JU, ami none of that money is being
burned in the form of gunpowder.
Italy's green book is the latest contri
bution to the chromatic library of war.
The white book of peace has not reached
even the scenario stage yet.
The federal census bureau informs us
that in national wealth the citizens of
the United States have $1,005 each
that is, figuratively speaking.
city, nestling in one of the most beautiful
valleys in the world. A week there will
give you an outing, free from the smoke
and grime of a great city, a chance to
"get back to the country" and see the
likeness of the old-home town.
Do you want to take one of these
This is how you can do it without cost
to yourself :
The one obtaining the greatest number
of votes will receive a railroad ticket
over any line he may choose, sleeping car
fare and $50 in cash to pay his incidental
The one receiving the second highest
number of votes will receive his railroad
fare to and from Mansfield, O., and $35
To the person receiving the third high
est number of votes will be given the
same railroad facilities and $25 in cash.
To the contestant getting the fourth
highest number of ballots there will be
given the same railroad facilities and $15
Docs this sound good to you?
Then this is the way to obtain for
yourself or your friends these coveted
Come to Room 34, Thorns Building,
Main and Fifth streets, and the details
will be explained. It will not cost you
a cent to inquire, and it may mean one
of the most profitable and pleasurable
events of your life.
Ballad of a Guy Cat.
I'm not a regular out-and-outer,
I Iope-1-may-die, professional crook,
But ridin' for joy I'm an old through
Just hunt up mv record and have a
And when I am out with a giddy party,
Me at the wheel with a lovely dame,
I do what they like and do it hearty
To bore your guests is a measly shame.
So when Clarice, as the day was dawn
ink'. Begins to droop at my side and sigh,
To keep the dear, who was bored, from
T outs with my "gat" and holds up a
It ain't, of course, that we needs his
But the girls must be amused, the
And they giggle and think it is awfully
To take the guy's jools for souvenirs.
Well, one of 'em squawked, and I'm in
And it's over the road, I reckon, for
But "anything to oblige a lady !"
Says old Pal Adam and you and me !
TIPS KltO.M TKXAS.
If you are really hungry, you do not
demand that the spoon be solid silver.
As a general thing, the woman in the
case is the main victim.
Our guess is that when a rich man
dies his kin are more interested in liis
will than his obituary.
Our observation is that the sort of
ability that finds inspiration in a bottle
draws very little salary, nor draws that
Furthermore, the affinity is about the
only fool who thinks he or she can inter
fere successfully between husband and
The lion. Chauncey Depew has lived
to see his jokes tickling the jolly ribs
of posterity. Atlanta Constitution.
There's apparently not a single chance
left for "licrnard Shaw to create a sen
sation unless he enlists. Washington
The sultan of Turkey docs not read
newspapers. Reliable information can
not possibly please him, and he is in no
mood to enjoy the comic sections.
Some authors are generously endow
ed with foresight. Arnold Bennett is
said to have arranged that all his man
uscripts shall go to the British mu
seum. This might be called grabbing
posthumous fame by the forelock