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The Labor Advocate
"4 PAPER FOR ALL WHO TOIL"
Official Organ of the Building Trades Council of Cincinnati and Vicinity
Vol. III. No. 28
CINCINNATI, OHIO, OCTOBER 30, 1915
Ona Dollar a Year
Plans of G. O. P. Are
Announced By Hilles
Committee to Name Convention City on December 14
Policy of Administration to Be Attacked in Campaign
President's Foreign Policy Subject to Criticism.
New York. ''he Rcuublican National
Committee will meet in Washington,
Dcceinher 11, to select a convention city
and begin mobilization for 10KI. Chair
man Charles D. Hilles made this an
nouncement and indicated the main
lines along which the campaign to re
store the Republican party to power
vv ill be waged. They are :
KlItST An attack upon the Hem
SKCOXD Criticism of this Wilson
administration's handling of for
eign all'airs, both in Mexico and in
TIIIKD Charges that Democracy
lias failed to keep its promise of an
economical administration and lias
failed to keep the other 1912 plat
form pledges, including the declara
tion in I'm or of n single term for
KOUKTir Attacks on the admin
istration's Ciovernmeiit ship hill and
other administration measures.
FEDERAL JUDGE CLARKE
Calls IM1111 to l-Xtend Ollice Terms,
The comniitlee organized to oppose
!" . year-tcrimamcndnicn01iasissucdFan1ap-
peal to the voters to vote "No'-' next
Federal Judge John II. Clarke has
been chosen Chairman of the committee,
and Mayo Feslcr, of the Civic League,
The committee's appeal, signed by
Judge Clarke, Fesler and eighteen other
members, says :
"The amendment was initiated by the
0(18 county ollice holders themselves for
the purpose of giving them additional
terms of two years for which they were
not elected. It is a salary grab pine
"It will make constitutional twelve
county offices instead of live, as at pres
ent. This will make it impossible for
the Legislature to consolidate or abolish
any of these offices.
"It will abolish the limitations which
provide that the Sheriff and County
Treasurer shall not be eligible to hold
office for more than four years in an)
period of six years.
"The amendment is not necessary.
The General Assembly now has the
constitutional power to lengthen the
terms of county officers to four years
whenever it is deemed advisable. The
Legislature may also consolidate any
county offices, except the live constitu
tional offices, in the interest of economy,
"We urge the voters of Ohio to vote
'No' on the amendment, because it is
unsound in principle and docs not he
long in the Constitution."
Hamilton, Out., Can. The effect of
war is shown by this statement of the
Labor News :
"If Canadian trades unionists con
tinue to volunteer for overseas service
in the numbers they have of late, whole
local unions will be depleted. Some
trades have suffered worse than others
Horscshocrs particularly have gone in
large numbers, as 'farriers' were in con
stant demand at the front to look after
shoeing the thousands of horses used
"The Ottawa Horse Shoers' Union,
owing to so many of its members hav
ing enlisted, has temporarily ceased to
KIOHT HOUKS XIO.YT .MAY.
Yonkers, N. Y. The Otis Elevator
Company announces that an eight-hour
day will be- the rule for its -i,()0() em-ntnvi-s
lu-L'innintr next Alav The. work
ers will continue for six months under
the present nine-hour day
Ily the time the National Committee ! .
assembles the Presidential campaigns
of the numerous cat didates for the Re
publican nomination should be well
under way, Hilles said. "There is no
lack of interest in the 101(1 Presidential
race right now," .said tile Reublican
chaiinum. "That is, the interest compare-.
faorably with that four years ago.
In some of the States having 'native
sons' entered in the lace things are get
ting lively. It is true the situation this
j ear with resect to Republican Presi
dential eandicates differs materially from
that in the last two or three decades.
Out of the group of Presidential possi
bilities at this tinjc there is no one man
or two or three men who stand out as
leaders in the race throughout the entire
country. Whether that situation will
obtain until the actual opening of the
next Republican Convention, or whether
i :ii i : : f t
there will he a simmering
didates, I can not say."
down of call
(jivks Tin-: m:.sox.
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oeaiue, nusu. me uiiiim ixe.mu
give this reason why "the miners voted
solidly for the Rockefeller adjustment
Why shouldn't they
with mine superintendent
as teller of
Cincinnati. 'I he International Mold-
ers' Journal reports that the refeienduui
vote of iron molders, on the plan to
amalgamate unions in the iion industry
resulted as follows :
gainst. KI.T.-.S; in
Rochester, N. Y. liakeis in this city
are conducting an organizing campaign,
assisted by officers of their international
union. It is stated that three-fourths of
Rochester's bakery workers are niembeis
of organized labor.
LA HOIS KOKWAKD IX OMAHA
Omaha. Trade unionists in this city
have launched a labor forwaid move
ment and are asking international or
ganizations to send representatives to
aid in the work.
that all nations will treat other contest
ants for control of Mexican affairs as
rebels to that country.
A VICTIM OK STUIMDITV7
Washington. The Washington Times
makes this comment on the University
of Pennsylvania trustees' statement for
dismissing Prof. Nearing:
"Certainly if Nearing was merely
'misunderstood' he ought not to pay a
penalty for the stupidity of parents and
public who would not understand. If
the trustees' apology is correct, then it
would appear that Nearing was dropped
. because people- who don't know what he
was driving at, objected to Ium.
Washington.-I he de facto govern-"-""' industries uill within the nest , ot husiness, mc.udmg . ue : nquor ium
r .. . ., r r . wirk si'li-t't :i like rnuiiintti-i. In nii-i'l ni'ss. Ml- ntltlcd. We- Have- a ri'-jllt to
ment 01 .v exico. wit vien. v,arranza as,- - - . " ' . .. ., . .
its chief esL-utive- was formally reeog- tl,c representativ es ot the miners to tor- cater to an tne iiieiiuiersiiip. reader who was bitten bv a vicious
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to this effect to Carranza's confidential Although no intimation has been given way to contimio lu htor u a s u 1.1 "MOVII-:" MKX HAISK WAtiKS.
auent in this city. Similar letters are be- of the relief plan, both miners and op- ter, Associate Editor Schultz and the
nig forvv Ie7 the gent bv South erators will be prepared to prove to the present editorial and business depart-
America e-u.tr es and i expected satisfaction of 'all "doubters" that in- ment in office for another J ear. At a1 Peoria. II .-Motion Picture Opera
hat Knea nati nvvil take like ae- terpretations of the "Sherniau law" have comeniciit moniciit during the- disc, s-, tors' Union has signed a four-year col
on in tie near fit ire. follotted by the enlarged the waste incident to coal mill- fjon, Conway said lie also bought the tract with over a dozen picture houses
lion 111 inc. near "mire, iiii.iinei. iy , h .:, , fi,i .i duor advertising should not be accepted i this city. For the hrst two years, the
appointment 01 an 1 assat ors. "h - --"''" '""'":'".'." ', " l!,.fr,. ,.,,. m. with .-. motion could mi.. ,ll I... lo a week: for the third
Ihe icsiilt of this policy will mean me danger 10 iiumau uie 10 an apiiaimig .'r"',:. .:'":;...,..,,, .,.,,,,,.. ...",....' .1... f.'.i - ...,
OPERATORS AND MINERS
WILL JOIN HANDS
TO SECURE RELIEF
Washington. The Sherman anti-trust
law, the victor of many battles in which
the adocates of "business freedom"
hae endeaored to concentrate their i
forces in attack, will, if plans do not fail,
be the object of asault for the first time I
since its passage in 1800, of a combined
force of employers and employes, united
in action, seeking one relief, when the
next Congress meets.
For the past fifteen jears bituminous
coal operators of the competitive States
have lodged complaint after complaint
against the operation of the measure,
characterizing the law as ruinous and
prohibiting the cry basic organization
necessary to govern the sales channels
of soft coal production. From time to
time attempts have been made to have
I an interpretation placed on the measure
I that would permit the industry to regain
I the stability enjoyed prior to its rigid
enforcement. Hut every effort in this
direction met with failure.
I The workers in the mines, as in other
industries, having been led to believe by
designing politician-, that the measure
i would be the greatest beneficiary law
' ever enacted, were slow to understand
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us operation ami tne wreckage mat was
piling here and there from intcrpreta-
lions that were being given its - prow -
sions by the courts and commissions.
Thev vvondeicd how it was that hereto
fore prosperous companies could only '
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,iev eloping new news, ana making ior
'Km-li nrnnprfti'e ... rtnfl Inu'nr frpjirtit
rates which would enable them to con
trol the market price on certain grades
of coal at will. The miners became in
tensely interested in stpdying conditions,
but took no action, 'I hey sought to
diagnose the disease before they at
tempted to apply the lcniedy. So after
several vears of careful investigation
representatives of the mineis gathered
111 wage conlerence at Cleveland, Ulno,
decided that some method of regulation
iniicl iwiivtLfirilif lut tuifiii it tori tr rttlint-
wise the bituminous coal industry in its
prestn submissive state to "fake regit -
lation" would bankrupt the independents
iiuil iiv.e.e,.scii(iij iiv, iJv.iiuute.u, vu win v.i -
who chanced their capital, retard (level -
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enforced idleness and uncertainties of
employment. The miners went still fur
ther in considering the matter; they in
structed their Intel national Executive
Hoard to co-operate, using all honorable
means, with the coal operators in effect
ing a readjustment bv law, such as
would restore the stability of the bitu
The International Executive Hoard
1 meeting at Indianapolis has just author
ized President White, Vice-President
Hays and Secretary Green as a commit
tee to meet the representatives of the
' coal operators and outline -onie plan
whereby the industry can shake for all
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In many States the bottom seams of
high quality is being left untouched, to
become waste forever, simply because
prohibition of trade agreements will not
permit its being mined at a profit.
Mine inspectors are permitting a the
violations of safety laws, and the millers
are taking the chances incident to such
violations, because all realize the present
unprofitable state of the industry.
With facts and figures to prove that
the Sherman law docs notr egulate or
restrain the evils which it was designed
to correct, so far as the coal industry is
concerned, the joint committee hope to
, convert the next Congress to the neces
sity 01 action.
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that have prevailed during the past !if-ln icw llm,ors a(ls aml ccftam ot,,L'r !l K
teen years. The opeiators, representing ' should be accepted, subject to censor
as they do the worst organize I of Amer-'ship. "Our delegates represent all kinds
Building Trades Council
The Buckeye Brewery Promises to Use Union Labor
Hoisting Engineers Win Their Strike Business Agent
Hock Will' Leave For the A. F. of L. Convention at
The meeting of the Iiuildiug Trades
Council was called to order with Presi- I
dent Jos. A. Cullcii in the chair. The I
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minutes of the previous meeting were,
read and adopted
A communication from the Wood,
Wire and Metal Lathers No. 17, stating
that Thos. Donavan had been appointed
a delegate to the Council, He was ele.t
ed and duly obligated.
Ilusiuess Agent Hock's report was
read and adopted. Among other things,
he said that the strike of the hoisting
engineers was settled by the city en
gineer discharging all non-union men,
and that there was no truth in the state
ment that llusiness Agent Herbert call
ed the strike against one of his own
members, as printed in the daily papers
llrothcr Hock also reported that the
..,.,:,,.. f .,,. Uckeve Hrevverv was
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rn,n,,,.1ilur ., Iinil,li,, .. jth scab labor.
an(, w)cn ,)(, calle(, on Mr Poh, a,0Ut ,
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that he did not know what a union
1 was: in fact, union labor was a new
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matter up with Hrother StaulT of the
Hrevverv Avorkers. and Mr.
the Ohio Home Rule League, and they
m need Pohl to nromisc that he would
At l-'ederated Mei-tiirj; Over Question
of Accepting l.itiior Ads. in Its
With a ru-h and a roar the liquor
question obtruded itself into the special
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--'eiing 01 me i-etieraieti impioven.e-.ii
'Associations, called for the purpose of
I discussing the future of the Federated
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at the Hotel Gibson yesterday afternoon
The News did not come out this
month because of financial difficulties
William J. Schultz, associate editor, ex
plained that, following the policy of the
Hoaid of Governors, two .-.) ads. from
breweries, wjiich would have put the
paper on "easy street," were refused.
Schultz said he was not speaking in fa
vor of the liquor interests, but thought
it good business policy to accept the
brew erics' adv e-rtisements.
Charles S. Covvle, a member of the
Hoard of Governors, declared he thought
sition, Conway's motion was adopted.
However, as the life of the- Nevvs will
depend on its advertising, it is said that
the liquor question is bound to arise
again, maybe at the next regular meet
ing. The Hoard of Governors started the
session by submitting a proposition from
William Carter to run the News under
a changed name.
lOKMIT-HOrit DAV (JltAXTKD.
Hraddock, Pa. Employes of the
Pittsburgh Machine Tool Company
have returned to work, the management
agreeing to an eight-hour day with 110
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the fourth tune he had to fight with
f'0."' Iicforc he could induce him to use
um"n ,Ia,,,or on h ".
All trades reported business good,
!us;ness Auent Hock will leave for
San Francisco to attend the National
Convention of the Amen. an Federation
of Labor. Hro. Tom McEvven, the big
hearted, genial agent of the structural
t iron ..workers," was, elected to serve in
Double Residence Hamilton ave
Architect, Oscar Schwartz, Provilent
Hank Hldg ; o-.-ner, Leonard Hays, -WIT
Garage Walnut Hills. Architect.
Oscar Schwartz; owner. 1 Hilke-r. i.V'.T
Addition and Mteration to Armory
Cor Helen and Hurnet sts. Ohio State
rmory Hoard. II. L. Hargar, secretary
Double Residence (rem. from re- )
T-i:i Ridge-way ave. Architects. S. S &
G. II. Godley, Neave Hldg.: owner.
Mrs. Fred Guethlein. T:i0 Ridgeway ave
Foundry Arlington and Spring Grove
ave. Owner, J. A. Oberhelman Foun
drv Co, Harrison and Huck sts.: f.VJ.OOi)
XOW WANT KKillT-IIDCIt DAV.
Rochester, N. V. A strike followed
the discharge of several active unionists
by the W. P. Davis company. Now the
strikers are demanding the- reinstate
ment of the victimized machinists, an
eight-hour day. a -Ill-cent minimum and
pay for overtime.
DOC AX IXDl'STKIAI. IIAZAKD.
Olympia. Wash. The industrial insur
ance commission has ruled that do.; bites
are- part of the professional hazards of
a gas meter reader. The- commission
dlovved the claim of a Spokane metei
The old rate- was ?1S
XKtJKOS' ItlCHTS IM'IIKI.l).
Denver. In a decision by the Federal
Court of Appeals, Oklahoma election of
ficials who interfere with the right of a
negro to vote, must be punished. The
court made this rule in tie case of two
officials who were charged with enforc
ing the "grandfather's clause" section of
the Oklahoma election laws after same
had been declared unconstitutional. This
clause- provided for educational quali
fications. The- accused officials were
found guilty of conspiracy in denying
the right of suffrage to negroes
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