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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
IN SPITE OF WILLIS
The Compensation Slnliitc I Ins More
Than 1'iilllllcil Kxpcctntloiis
Stall' Commission Reports.
Columbus, Oliio. Reviewing work
done in IS imititlis under the compulsory
workmen's coinpcii.sation law, now on
the statute hooks of Ohio, the State In
dustrial Commission says that the law
"has more than fulfilled the expectations
of its staiichest supporters and with few
exceptions has the indorsement of prac
tically all of those employers who were
opposed to its enactment."
The hoard continues :
"The compensation of injured and (In
dependents of killed workmen through
governmental nHcncy no longer is an ex
periment. It is a well recognized func
tion of our State government and it is
here to stay.
"Ohio employers are satisfied with the
present la.w and few would care to re
turn to the old liability system, with the
attendant economic waste, controversy
and ill fading connected therewith. Still
fewer Ohio workmen would revert to
the old way of settling claims.
"'I'he employers of this State are pay
ing less for compensation insurance and
full statutory protection than they paid
to commercial companies for liability
insurance and limited protection. Ohio
workmen, under the present law, receive
a more generous measure of compensa
tion than the workmen of any other
State with the exception of Xcw York,
and their medical expenses up to a limit
of $:m are paid in every instance from
the State insurance fund, as well as fun
eral expenses not exceeding $l.( in
event of death.
"l'"or the year and a half that the law
has been in operation there has been a
total of i:ii),:i:i7 injuries reported to the
Claims Department. I'"ach constituted
a claim for compensation or medical at
tention. Of the total number l(W"(l
filed against the State insurance and 128,
II.'IS against those employers who assume
their own risk and pay compensation
"Records in the actuarial division of
the Insurance Department show that on
June :), Ulin, there were lli.'.IIHI employ
ers carrying the State insurance fund
and (l."(t,.iU7 employees protected by it.
This is an increase of 1,8,'ia employers
and !.',080 employees over the preced
ing report. There is a total of I, Kin
self-insurance risks with ISU.SU: em
ployees." rmsox IjAisoic iioAitii
Ilarrisburg, I'a. 'file State Prison
Labor Hoard, created by the last Legis
lature to supervise the work of pris
oners in State penal anil reform institu
tions, was organized recently. Under
the law the board receives an appropri
ation of $175,(1(111 lo purchase machinery
mil supplies and establish the system.
The supplies will be sold only In State
niMitutioiis, and prisoners are lo be paid
iroui III cents lo .111 cents a day. Thrcc
iniirtlis of earnings go to the depend
ents of prisoners. Where there are im
dependents the money is credited lo
i he prisoners, who will receive otie
iliird when discharged, one-third three
months later, and one-third six months
later. It is hoped (bat this plan will be
xlended, thereby solving the convict
l.ibor problem. The office of the State
I'risnn 1-ahor Hoard will be ai Philadel
phia. IIM'OHTS .MA KM UK('Oltl.
Washington.-September was a record-breaker
for United States exports,
i lie figures being the largest in the his
tory of the bureau, according to a state
ment made by the llurcau of Foreign
ind Domestic Commerce. The exports
i'T September, this year, totalled $:tlll),-.7ii,S2-',
compared with $l!iu.i.i8.:i:i;i for
'In- same month of last year. The im
ports also showed an increase in Sep
tember of this year, the firM time an
increase has been shown for many
' (ths. 'I'he figures indicate thai $l..l,-
Jici.OSfl w'orlh nf materials were im
ported into the country in September,
KM.', as compared with' $i:tli,7lo,(!l I foi
tin- same month of last year.
ADOPT .MIM.MI'.M WAOM LAW.
Cleveland. A minimum wage amend
ment to the City Charter was adopted
at the recent election by a majority ap
proximating 50,000. The acl applies to
ill work done by the municipality, and
provides that where a craft is organized
the rates of that union must prevail. In
trades and callings where no unions ex
ist a minimum of ?'.'., '.() per day shall be
.MKAT (TTTMItS Olt(.'A.VIZM.
Iiloomiugton. III. Meat cutters and
butcher workmen have organized a
union and affiliated in the Iuicrnathiii.il
of that craft
jUttSforfjttg HUggWt - $V0& Barthrrri:
9naltttt otrto Hl btr. Hn. 1420-1428
. , Blalmit Sir.
Dirrtlit Inn fijaua gcltrftrt.
Telephone Canal 1809.
UNION IRON TO EMPLOY
$::,000,000 l l Spent lly Local
Shipbuilding Klini in .Y.t, Two
Vi'iirs; .Much Work Ahead.
San I'rancisco, Cal. With plans and
contracts which mean the expenditure
of more than $:i,()(M),0()U and the em
ployment of 1,000 men at steady work
for the next two years, President John
A. McGregor, of the Union Iron
Works, returned yesterday from Wash
ington and New York.
A big boom has struck the California
shipbuilding industry. Shops that were
idle a year ago are now humming with
life and still busier times are ahead,
accordling to McGregor.
McGregor not only brought the final
agreement with the Government for the
construction of a $:,()(i0,000 dry dock
at Hunter's Point in the next two years,
but contracts for new ships, plans for
a new lloating dry dock and for exten
sive improvements in the plant itself.
.Million lor Improvements'.
One million dollars will be spent in
remodeling the foundry, extending the
slips and building the lloating dry dock.
McGregor promised that the force
at the works would go up to 1,000 at
An additional thousand or more men
will he put to work on the dry dock.
The capacity of (he plant will be
taxed by the new ship orders, one of
which is for a 10,000 ton ship. Nine
ships are now being built at the works.
Aletiregor Cnl liuslitsl ic.
McGregor was enthusiastic over ihe
outlook, lie made the following state- '
"The agreement between the Govern-
ment and the Union Iron Works for
the giant dry dock has been com
pleted, and bids for the construction !
of the same will be asked for inline- !
uiaieiy. i ne uuai agreement is the re
sult of conferences which I had with
Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Mr.
Schwab, and the Chief of Yards and
Docks of the Navy Department.
"According to the agreement, the
dock is to be completed in two years,
and from the time of its completion the
Government agrees to pay us a mini
mum of fifty thousand dollars per an
num. The dry-docking rates have
been agreed upon, and we contract to
take in the dry dock the largest ves
sel that can possibly pass through Ihe
V. S. Control in War Time.
"The agreement stipulates that the I
(.lovernmeiit shall practically control
the dock during lime of war, and in
peace time shall have the preference,
except where a merchant vessel is al
ready in the dock.
"In addition to the big dock at Hunt
ers Point, we have decided lo initiate
extensive improvements in the works.
This will include a lloating dry dock
1.10 feel long, which will accommodate
a ten-thousand-ton ship, (he remodeling
of the foundry and the extension of the
slips, all lo cost in the neighborhood
of one million dollars.
"I have come back with contracts to
build new steamers, one of which is to
be a tanker Kl." feet long, with a carry
ing capacity of sixty-five thousand bar
rels. "All in all, we see busy times ahead
of us for the nexl two years."
I'A VOItS KMSTKK'TIOX.
Sao Francisco - -The
ccittive Council favors
light in Congress for
A. F. of L. lix
in its report In
in session, the
i lie convention m
"This js one of the most vital issues
to the interest of (he workers of the
United States, and it must be disposed
of and settled as speedily as possible.
In addition lo the dangers .under nor
mal conditions from practically unlim
ited immigration, the present F.iiropean
conllict makes the problem more press
ing and important, for when Ihe time
shall come, when the fratricidal .struggle
of European workers shall come to an
i end, there may lie expected an influx
of immigration that will practically be
overwhelming in numbers and of a char
acter that will menace the conditions
and ideals established by American
SI'S I 'ION 1 1 STMA.MIIOAT I'ltOHM.
Washington. Secretary of Commerce
Kedfield has ordered that the investi
gation of the steamboat inspection serv
ice of the Great Lakes be suspended.
Steamboat inspectors who were con
ducting this probe have been ordered
to their respective stations. It is stated
that this order was issued as a result
of the seamen's law, which became ef
fective on American vessels November
I The imi'stigatK'n started shortly
after the Fa-Mand disaster
PROPOSED TO INSURE
HEALTH OF WORKMEN
.Model Kill Drafted lor the Ameri
can Association Kmployers, ICm
ployes ami Statu Would Slums Cost
Applies lo Men Who Kuril Less
Than 100 Per .Mouth.
New York. The American Associa
tion for Labor Legislation recently
made public the text of a bill designed
to establish a system of health insurance
for workers in this and other States.
The association proposes to introduce the
measure in the next New York Legis
lature and in other State Legislatures
(luring the next few months. The gen
eral purpose of the proposed measure
provides for health insurance for em
ployes at the joint expense of employe,
employer and State. As now drafted
the employer and employes would con
tribute equally and the State would con
tribute one-fourth to this amount. The
bill applfes to all those engaged in
manual labor and to all others earning
less than $100 a month. It would pro
vide every insured worker with medical
care, including nursing attendance, hos
pital care, medical ami surgical supplies,
and a cash benefit equal to two-thirds
of the wage for a maximum of twenty
six weeks in a year. It also offers spe
cial care for the wife of an insured man.
m-MHCT alu:;i:i ".m. o."
Detroit. Trade unionists succeeded,
at the last election, in defeating the pro
posed municipal ownership plan by an
actual majority of :,:ni!). It was neces
sary to secure (ill per cent of the total
vote cast. This means that the plan was
rejected by about (l,00() votes.
Unionists opposed the plan because
it made no provision for arbitrating
grievances workers might present. It
was proposed to make the commission
that would run the street cars absolute
dictators, beyond the control of the City
Council or other representatives of Un
people. The powerful Street Car Men's
Union showed that if this plan was
adopted it would be impossible to en
force conlractural relations similar to
those now existing between them and
the present company, and that they were
in danger of losing every advance it has
taken years to secure. The unionists
attempted to have the proposal amend
ed so that the workers' rights would be
protected. In this they failed, as they
delealed the plan.
I'y the small majority of 11)7 an
amendment was carried which empow
ers the city to adopt the plan. It is
claimed t lift t under ibis amendment the
defeated proposal can be resubmitted to
IXCKKASKS KOI! ('Alt I0.M I'LOVIOS
Chicago. By a six to one vole em
ployes of the elevaled railway accepted
a wage contract agreed to by (heir com
mittee and the company. Increased
wages total p.in.onu a year, and apply
to not only iiiotormeii, conductors,
trainmen, lowermen and switchmen, but
car cleaners, shopmen, women ticket
agents, trackmen and others. The
i union is affiliated to the Amalgamated
Association of Si reel and F.lectric Rail
The Union of Surface Street Car Men.
affiliated to the same International, re-
i cently secured substantial wage in-
j creases through an arbitration board
I after a short strike.
o.VLV r,ooo IDLM.
Columbus, Ohio. No more (ban ,1,1)00
of the l.'.llllll coal miners in the State
are idle and indications are that there
will be no repetition of last winter's
destitution among miners' families,
(iiiveruor Willis learned today, lie bail
made special inquiry concerning the sit
uation to learn whether it was possible
the Slate may be called on for aid.
t'lTIMX SOLDIMK I'LAX
Favored Ity Samuel (lompers, San
Fraiiclseo Citizens Are Told.
San Francisco. Speaking on "Some
American Problems" before the Com
monwealth Club of San I'rancisco, Sam
uel Ciompers, President of the American
Federation of Labor, asked what the
United States intended to do to prepare
for the inllux of immigration expected
at the end of the war in luirope.
lie also asked what the country would
do when export business would he at a
standstill and munition plants, now run
ning to capacity, would be idle.
Mr. (ioiupcrs said he favored the citi
zen soldier plan and that so long as oth
er nations of the world were arming
themselves the United States could not
COAL ANI) GAS RANGES
All kinds of Sheet Metal Work
Roofing and Spouting
1207 Main Street, Phone, Canal 21
"UIU blory" Whiskey
J Long May Wave
1 Large Hall
Formerly occupied by the
1 Small Hall
BOTH FOR MEETINGS
Several Offices and
S. W. CORNER
TWELFTH and WALNUT
WAS WET ADJUNCT
Cohi'Mbus, O. Klection expense ac
counts filed with the secretary of state
show the Stability League and the Ohio
Temperance Union were adjuncts of the
Of the $:r.S.S7 spent by the Stability
League, .1CJ!I,()(!() was contributed by the
Ohio Home Rule Association. Of $11,-
III spent by the Ohio Temperance Un
ion, i',::. in came irom (lie same source.
More (ban half a million dollars was
spent for or against prohibition, and the
Stability League amendments. The larg-
est amounts were': The Ohio Home
Utile Association, $:u;7,:!.1, and the Ohio
Anti-Saloon League, $.l:.',0:.".. Most of
the money spent by the wets came from
the Home Rule Association.
CINCINNATIAN TRYING TO
END CHICAGO STRIKE
Klein Hopes ( Have Hoard of Al
dermen Ail as Mediator.
Attorney Nicholas Klein is in Chicago,
where he was called Monday to try to
effect a settlement of the strike of the
ay.ooo garment workers in that city.
The strikers have been out eight weeks.
The busy season of the garment manu
facturers begins this week. As a mem
ber of the Arbitration Committee. At
torney Klein is making an effort to
haic the strike settled through the
Hoard of Aldermen in Chicago, lie is
hopeful of an agreement.
.MAV IIAVM I'K'KMTS OX .(OIL
Hamilton, Ohio. M. J. McMahou, or
ganizer of the machinists, now out on
a strike at eight shops in this city, after
hearing that the Xilcs Tool Company
would attempt to start work Monday
morning called a meeting of all strikers
for tomorrow afternoon. It is said that
the strikers will have pickets at the
shop to see that the shop is not able to
TMA.MSTMUS .MA KM (i.MXS.
Grand Hnpiils, Midi. Members ui ,
Teamsters' Union No. It anil the city ;
K'trhaKe men are now working eiht '
hours a day, with time and one-half for j
Steitlienville, O. Teamster-, have se
cured the passage of an ordinance which I
provides for the union rates for drivers
employed by the city. i
siccriti: ham'' iioi-id.w.
Santa Ilarhara, Cal, l'lumhcrs, paint
ers and sheet metal workers in this city
have secured the Saturday half holiday
without a strike.
Meals fo Order Moerlein's Beer
PHONE CANAL 1262
Cafe and Restaurant
McHUOH & HOCK
Successors to Eduf. L. Stophany
S. W. COR. TWELFTH AND WALNUT STS.
THE EIGHT -HOUR
Is owned and operated by Cincinnati peo
pie. All its brands are made by members
of Tobacco Workers Local No. 25.
It is the only Tobacco Company
in the United States which has
adopted the eight-hour d ay.
8-HOUR UNION SCRAP
ALL DAY SCRAP
HOME RUN SCRAP
Residence Phone. Weit 22SZ-R
Wm. Glandorf Moving and Storage Co.
FIRST CLASS STORAGE
FURNITURE PACKED FOR SHIPPING
833-126.96.36.199-839 Hopkins St.
Telephone, V. 60'J CINCINNATI, O.
WIIITK CltOSS AMIIUTjAXCK
Prompt nd efficient service for I tie friBiporta
lion of patlenti to and from homei, ftoipllata, or
the R. K. fltallont. Careful attention. Nothing
like It In town. Inspection Invited.
JOHN J. GILLIGAN,
Eluhth, Near Broadway.
Phones: Canal 1802 and 1803. North 1137
DR. . H. HAGERMAN
307 Provident Sank Bldg.
Phone Ciuinl 152
Office Hours: 10 A. M. lo 2 P. M., and also by appointment
1065 Central Ave.
Phone, West 3654-R
2.30 p. m. to 8.30 p. m. 8 a. m. to 10 a. m.
The Busiest Place in The City
Restaurant and Billiard Hall
9 W. 5th St. GUS DOLL. Mgr.
The HUB CAFE
42 E. FIFTH ST.
j CINCINNATI - - OHIO
Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
8 YEARS OLD
$1.00 Full Quart
508-10 MAIN ST.
j J. H. FIELMAN
Dealci in Pasteurized
MILK and CREAM
Hi(h Grade Sweet Bulter and Ikii
2S10 Vine St. Phone, Avon 3116
I'hone, Llm 498 Moerlein'i Draught Beer Meals lo Order
CAFE AND GARDEN
Harry C. Rawlings, Edw. L Slephany, Mgr,
Corner Madiion and Taylor Avtt. OAKLEY
HENRY BEHRINGER & SON
TAILORS and CLOTHIERS
S. V.. Cor. John and Oliver S(s.