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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
Willis No Longer In
Race For President
Ohio Executive Decides to Run For Second Term
Urges Ohio Republicans to Promote Unity in Party
Declares There Should Be Less Individual Starring.
Columbus, O. As forecast last week
in Columbus dispatches to the Times
Star. Governor Willis has renounced his
aspirations for the presidential nomina
tion and has declared that he will be a
candidate to succeed himself as gov
ernor. This announcement is contained
in a statement issued by the governor,
mi which he says that political machines
have been broken up and cast upon the
scrap heap and a program of construc
ic legislation launched to take the
place of laws enacted by former admin
istrations. His statement is taken by
many here as being directed at his
predecessor, Governor James M. Cox.
Mso it is expected here that the govern
or's statement may be taken advantage
of by former Senator Theodore Mitrton,
who seeks the presidential nomination
In view of the fact that Governor
Willis will seek another term, the pos
sible action of Lieut. Gov. John II. Ar
nold, long an avowed aspirant for the
governorship, is problematical. Secre
tary of State Charles (J. I lihlebrant,
who also was desirous of making the
race, has declared that he would not be
BOMBAST HAS FAILED
llosii.n, Mass. The si:
Jiiiirnal, official magainc
of tile Itnol
and Shoe Workers' Union
to the A. I'", of I... prints portions of a
speech at Lynn, Mass., made by one
Walsh, while urging his election to an
office in the "united shoe workers,"
i organization dual to the bona fide
Moot and Shoe Workers' Union. This
secession movement, .starting about
six years ago with the usual trumpet
blares, ecured publicity for the mo
ment because of the usual attacks on
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m-in in wit rut;"'"! union aim oy us i
aovocacy 01 so-cauci militant nielli
mis. In his plea for votes Walsh acknovvl-
lges their battles "have invariably
nilcil in defeat, and that bombastic
methods have not produced results. I
Continual reverses may have hail a
sobering effect on the candidate, for he
makes these confessions: I
"A large portion of the general of-!
lice income is paid by the membership'
of Lynn and vicinity where the great .
majority of our organialiou is located. '
ur general office income, while large,
lias never been sufficient to meet the
in. -ivy outlay caused by the numerous
b.ittics we have been forced to wage for '
ii'coguitiou of our organization; which
battles have invariably ended in defeat,!
auseu, in my opinion, by over eager
ness to engage in battles, more for the
.ike of living up to a fighting reputa
tion than for the purpose of strengthen
ing1 the organization membership.
However bitter it may be to acknowl
nge ncieai m actions oi tins uinii, we
in nave to admit it, that while our bat
hi-s nave proved costly to our oppo-
i-iita. we have reaped very little ad-
v. image ourselves, and I think it is,1"" nuu-inisi ,ci; nicy also nave a
nine to pause and ask ourselves if c "lib! '" helieve that any decision thai
lie on the right road. mny later be rendered by the Supreme
"We have organizers in our employ I Court, contrary to the intent and pur
ttho have never organized a local We 1",! "f Congress, will be corrected.
have other organizers who have or-' " I be workers are going lo accept in
..mixed a few mushroom locals thai K''1 lailli an act of Congress admitted
bugcml for a while and died The or- , ' dcMgiied to free men from cruel, in-
g.iniziliK exnense of our ucnrral or-
Li.lllizat lull is nut of .'ill nrntu irfii ills' In
i lie gain in membershiii There are
men on the payroll of the general or-1
uanizatimi who have not the slightest I
i "iiceplion of organization work." I
olumbus. (). l-'ormer Uniled States
"senator Theodore F. Ilurton today ac
tively opened his campaign . - the Re
publican nomination for Presiuuit. lie
Mil lengthy conferences with the two
Republican Mate chairmen, W. L. Par-
HKiiter of the Central Committee and
i iwiii jwnes in uif executive v. omuiii -
tee Among the congressmen 'who called
n Ilurton today were J. F. Russell of
tin- Fourth District. R. M. Switzer of
the Tenth. C. C. Kearus of the Sixth
and S. D. Fess of the Suventh. Granville
W. Mooney of Ashtabula, former speak-
-I oi me noiise oi Kcprcsciuaiives, is
Ming as llurton's sccrctarv.
How II Was lion.-.
Uncle was visiting the fainilv. and the
bihlren had promised faithfully thnt
flu? would not ask him to take them to the truth and purposes of real organiza
i he "movies. lion, they do not hesitate to become
I lie second day of Ills visit, however, members of the tronl nnm- nf u-.irl-erc
.. ,,,., ,,,,. on- imiiireii pooien
their pennies on tin- dav and presented
t- mule one ticket t- the movies So
what i otild mull lo - I-vi Iliiilm
a candidate for the nomination if Gov
ernor Willis wanted a second term. Gov
ernor Willis, in his formal statement,
says : "The Republican party in Ohio
is of vastly more importance than the
political advancement of any individual
The Republican party stands for certain
great fundamental principles, expressed
from time to time in its platforms.
These principles, in which we as Repub
licans believe, will go forward to vic
tory only as a united and harmonious
party sustains them. It has been my
constant effort to eliminate factionalism,
let bygones be bygones and unite under
the Republican banner all those without
regard to former differences, who now
believe in ideas of government advo
cated by the Republican party. In the
Republican party there should be less
of individual .starring and more of team
work; less of self-seeking and personal
aggrandisement and more of parly
boosting and loyalty to party principles.
I laving decided in the interest of party
harmony to ask a renotninalion as gov
ernor, I urge all Ohio Republicans in the
same spirit to put forth every effort to
promote unity in the party."
SAYS CLAYTON LAW
RECORDS NEW EPOCH
St. Louis, Mo. Writing in St. Louis
Labor. President Wharton, of the Rail
road Employes' Department, A. I', of
L., discusses the Clayton Act at length,
and declares that "we have just cause
lo feel proud of the success attending
the policy inaugurated by the A. F. of
L. in I Willi; one hj one we have witness
ed the amelioration of the causes of
complaint incorporated in labor's bill of
President Wharton is optimistic on
labor's success in securing this legisla
tion and believes that the United Stales
Supreme' Court can not, "by any maimer
in reasoning,- interpret tne labor sec
lions of ihe Clayton law to mean other
than a guarantee of labor s rights.
f it should come lo pass that the
courts should pervert and misinterpret
this law," he says, "the next great light
should be directed toward securing an
amendment lo the Constitution."
lie believes, however, Congress actei
within its rights, and has this to say j for Ihe I'.HO convention and sightseeing
of contrary views, urged, in many in- were the three features of the first day
stances, he declares, for questionable of the thirty-sixth convention of the
purposes: nicrican Federation of Labor.
"Don't be misled by statements in- '' "Ils ,l"1 discovered uulil after I'res
lended to creale the. impression that the !m'Mt ''"Oipcrs had announced the stand-
labor nn. visions of the Clavlon Act are
I'luniy promises. The organized enemies
of labor and fanatics along certain lines
are deliberately circulating false am
mischievous statements (or the purpose
of deceiving the workers and making''1
them believe thai Ihe decision of tin- ' A
' Supreme Court of the United States,
I under Ihe Sherman Anti-Trust law, is
i applicable today.
J "file workers have a riL'hl to believe
'that the Congress of the United Stales
! is acting within its rights in the cnaet-
llR'"t f.-Jiy l:l1""' sections of the Clay-
nmiail, lilierty-ilestroying precedent
luinan, li berty-i estroymg precedents,
Joplin, Mo. "The Gospel of Truth'
is spreading," declares the Joplin Labor
Tribune, published under the auspices
of the local Trades Assembly. In its j
last issue this paper says: f
"The spirit of organization is travel-
i ing pretty rapidly now over ihe zinc and
i lead belt, and the past summer has seen
1 many new organizations lined up with1
, the local Central Trades Assembly. Of i
course, the chief event in labor circles
was the final establishment of the
miners' local unions in the Western
Federation in the cities of Joplin, Webb '
City, Carterville, Oronogo, Prosperity,
i l-iiiiwoou , .incite, uaicua, and now
comes the news that Sarcoxie. over in
the eastern edge of the county, has cation in the destruction of the Los An
' taken out a charter in District IS and uelcs Times Kiiildiuir. October I. l'.llli.
enrolled in the great army of the Amer-
ican 1-eucrainm i l-alior. in lact, as
l:i.t !u fill- (iii-ii i-'in I... nn .-li.t.l ...ill.
naiuicd together inciissniuDly and lor-
ever not alone b.r tlieir own advance-
men! and welfare, but for the general
tfn.-d ,,f .ill"
RENEWAL OF LICENSE
IS GIVEN REICHERT
This Is Itcsiill of tin; Decision of
IVrnbcif; Vot! on Klection Diiy
Itcgnrded ns "Clinrnctur" Testi
mony. Joseph Reichert will get a saloon li
cense to continue his liquor business at
Shillito street and Highland avenue.
That was the decision Monday of At
torney Louis Fcmberg, appointed as a
third member of the Hamilton ounty
Liquor Licensing Hoard, to consider
license applications on which the two
permanent members of the board were
deadlocked. Fcrnbcrg held that the law
provides that in cases where saloon
keepers have been convicted twice of vio-
bilious of the liquor laws, no license
can be issued; but that in Reichert's
case there were two arrests, but only
conviction. Where the applicant is such
instances is of good moral character, it
is mandatory by law that his license be
renewed. At the election last Tuesday,
when Reichert was returned to Coun
cil, "more than 2,01)0 people testified to
his moral character," was the attorney's
I'Vrnbcrg was not prepared as yet to
pass on the case of Jennie Mini, an
other applicant, as to whom the two
permanent commissioners differed. Her
attorney presented her case Friday.
THREE CITIES PUT IN BIDS
' Louis, Kail inioi'i- anil IVovlilcucc
Si'i'U 1!1 Labor Mci'liuc
San Francisco. The appointment of 1.1
committees by I 'resident Gomners. the
announcement of three rival contenders
'"K committees, witn tlieir cliairmen am
members, that he had modestly failed
I" include his name in any of them. A
mouoii qmcKiy presented and unani
mously carried, however, gave Gomners
'"l the Committee on International
lialtimore. Si. Louis and Providence
are the thiee bidders for next year's
convention, with the signs pointing to
the selection of lialtimore as the success
To .Mi-i-l Willi I 'niiil its ,nl fnion
St amis on lis Demands.
'fhe Building Construction Finploycrs'
Association yesterday refused to meet
with a committee from ihe Painters'
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I uinii realise u was sain ny omciais
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The Painters' Union Wednesday night
voted unanimously to stand on its orig
inal demands, namely, that its members
be forbidden to work with glaziers not
affiliated with the painters' organization.
Phil Gasdorf, business agent, announc
ed that he received word from William
Shay, national organized of the union,
that he would arrive in this city todaj
to take cbarL-i- of lln- nlTnirs of tin-
PROSECUTION IS BEGUN
In Tilnl of Schmidt, Cliiugi-il Willi
Murder al Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Cal. The thirteenth, or
alternate juror, was obtained today in
the trial of Matthew A. Schmidt, cbarg-
I ed with murder for his alleged iimili
I L. S. Rowley, a local realty dealer.
was the Imal juror chosen.
I James V. Xoel, of Iudianaolis, spe
cial presecutor, said the prosecution
stood ready to prove that Schmidt was
directly connected with the crime, and
i that evidence would be introduced to
show that the defendant was in San
Francisco the night before the esplo-
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PRrVATR UXCIIANGE WENT i!82G
III Chicago When 800 (.'aiincnt
Workers .March In Train.
Chicago, 111. Right hundred defend
ants in cases growing mil of the gar
ment workers' strike half of them wo
menformed in line at 1 lodcarriers'
Hall, on the West Side, today and
marched through the garment factory
district to the City Hall, where all their
cases were scheduled in Municipal Court.
Ik-cause no permit to parade had been
obtained the police formed the marchers
to keep to the sidewalks. They ncaVb
monopolized these on the streets through
which they passed.
There are 1,111(1 charges against the de
fendants, some of whom have been ar
rested two or three times. Forty po
licemen were present as complaining wit
nesses and others, with bailiffs, were
scattered about to preserve order.
Judge Graham gol out of his dilemma
with the assistance of respective coun
sel. Sixty-live cases, where ihe only
charge was distributing hand bills, were
non-suited bj agreement. Other cases
were continued until December s. The
City Prosecutor promised lo investigate
,each case with the view of dropping all
where real violence was not involved. It
is planned, after the winnowing process,
to select lest cases for each class of de
fense which calls for actual trial.
I'xiiiN is oitm:ici:i
I ty Xiv York Court, To Keiiistule
.Member anil 1'iiy Him !S7,i.
New York. The lirotlierhood of
Painters, Decorators and Paper Hang
ers of America toda.v was ordered, as a
result of a unanimous decision of the
Justices of the Appellate Division of
the Supreme Court, to reinstate Meyer
Solomon, discharged from Ihe local
union four years ago, and lo pay him
Solomon contended that he was im
properly expelled, and after vainly seek
ing reinstatement, obtained a mandamus
ordering the union to reinstate him, al
leging he was unable to secure employ
ment without a union card.
The union contended that as it was a
foreign corporation, organized under the
laws of Indiana, the New York courts
did not have jurisdiction.
The Appellate Division ruled to the
contrary, holding that although the local
here was not incorporated or registered,
under the State law it was the legal
agent of the union and under jurisdic
tion of the court.
KCHt ItK.VKI-TT OI-1 lAIIOU.
New York. Mrs. K. II. llarriiuan
has donated a fund to carry on an edu
cational campaign for the benefit of
workers in occupations dangerous to
their lives or health, it was announced
bv the American Museum of Safety.
The amount of the donation was not
made public. The chief object will be
to miniiuie disease among workers in
shops and factories in New York. Lec
tures and motion pictures are to be given
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EXHIBITORS TURN DOWN
DEMANDS OF MUSICIANS
At a meeting of the Exhibitors' Lea
gue Monday at the Chamber of Com
merce the demands of the union that all
exhibitors put in an orchestra, the num
ber of players to be dependent upon the
size of the house, was turned down.
While most of the exhibitors were in
favor of union musicians, yet they felt
that the number and kind of musicians
should be left to the judgment of the
Miller & Foster, counsel for the Ex
hibtors' League, said most of the exhib
itors have and do now employ union i
musicians and still hope to do so, but
it would be a dangerous thing, they said,
to admit the union has the right to dic
tate to the employer the number of em
ployes he should hire.
It was common talk al the meeting
that the Central Labor Council would
not uphold the stand taken by the Mu
sicians' Union. Fred L. Kmnicrt, presi
dent of the Exhibitors' League, said if
necessary the exhibitors would take this
case to the highest tribunals of the Am
erican Ecdcration of Labor.
Mr. Knmiert said: "It might as well
be known at once whether we are the
union are lo judge of ihe number of
employes to keep upon our pay-rolls.
We do not believe the federation will
or can afford to hold that an employer
is bound to employ ihe number that the
union dictates. I f we employ union la
bor at the union scale of wages this is
all the union should ask."
SI'OTTKK" DIDN'T SI'O'I
New York. Phil 11. White, head of
a correspondence school fur street rail
vvav spotters, has come to grief, lie
I was found guilty of using the mails lo
j defraud by a jury in the United States
'Court and sentenced lo the Atlanta
I penitentiary fur one year, lie issued
diplomas to his graduates. He operated
I the National Railway Checking Bureau
and sold his course for hfly cents. A
score of witnesses testified that his
system did not assist them to either
spot or to secure jobs, despite these
rules which White assured every pupil
it was necessary to follow:
, "Never wear loud clothing, hats or
, ties. To do so makes it easy for a spot
' ter to be spotted.
i "Never write on a car so that the con
ductor can see you, as this will arouse
Ins suspicions, .instead, carry a sinaii
pad. and makes notes in your pocket.
This gives you a great control over the
situation without attracting attention.
"Never face the conductor when
hoarding a car. Instead, watch him
when he is not looking in your di
rection." STATU CAI.I'KXTIOISS MHKT.
Detroit. Wage schedules in the dif
ferent branches was discussed at length
at the convention of the state council of
carpenters, held in this city. Delegates
front rill i-ctions nf the slali- ri-norlt-d
prospects for a successful year of trade
unionism were nrignt. uerrit verimrg,
of Grand Rapids, was elected president.
I'ATTKUX .MAKUItK STIHKK.
Rochester. X. Y. Nearly a score of
pattern makers are on strike in this city
Thev are asking for an eight-hour day
and wage m -Teases