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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
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Ofllcinl Oigim of The litiililing Trades Council of Cincinnati and Vicinity
W. E. MYERS Editor
Business Office, 20-1 Thorns Building. Phone, Canal S511
Communications should he on hand not later than Wednesday to insure
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE
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CINCINNATI. OHIO, DECEMBER 11, 101.'..
The lilcndly business linns who ale pnlioni.iiig the Labor Advo
cate and endeiuoiliiK to show their good will and sincerity through
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by tbeiii on every shopping; trip.
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"HIS FRAUDULENCY" AND THE COMPENSATION LAW.
X Every Labor Man and Manu-
X facturer Should Read This
(ASSOCIATED l'HHSS DISPATCH)
COLUMBUS, O., Decemher C The
State Emergency Appropriations Board
refused to-day to allow funds with
which the State Industrial Commission
might employ special agents to solicit
State workmen's compensation insurance
from employers. 11. L. Eliot, member
of the commission, reported the competi
tion of liability insurance companies to
lie so great that the commission needed
men to present claims for the State in
surance of employers.
The Liability Turkey Buzzards are Devouring the
Workmen's Compensation Law, With the Aid of the
Me fore F. 1. Willis was elected governor all of the legal shysters,
medical quacks, insurance sharks in the state and all the jury fixers
around the county courthouse were for him for governor.
Governor James M. Cox during his administration worked for the
workmen's compensation law, which had crippled the income of these
grafters and they were for anybody else, hence they supported Willis.
Governor Cox, knowing these facts and knowing that the fountain
head of this organized gang was the insurance lobbyists at Columbus,
during the campaign charged that Willis was backed by this well known
gang, who hang out at the Statchouse in Columbus, when they should
be in the Pen, but Mr. Willis promptly denied this as a base fabrication.
Owing to these rumors, labor was nervous about the workmen's com
pensation bill, and called on candidate Willis for an expression upon
the subject, lie slated that if he were elected, "lie would not interfere
with legislation of any kind" and for that reason the workmen's com
pensation act would be safe.
In so far as we know he did keep his word about that, and he did
not use his office in the interest of an act "to amend the workmen's com
pensation law in order to allow liability companies to do business in this
state, when the matter was before the legislature.
Which was subsequently defeated by labor.
His Excellency. Governor Willis, knew that when the light was in
the open, that labor would defend the workmen's compensation law, and
he took no hand in it, but "His Krauduleney," Governor Willis, had a.
better and surer scheme, lie appointed Insurance Commissioner Tag
gart, who turned the trick for him, by allowing the liability insurance
companies to do business in this state in competition with the work
men's compensation law. and he thereby accomplished, through Tag
gart, what the legislature had refused to do, allowing thousands of lia
bility sharks to overrun the state and live olT the misery and suffering
if the widows and orphans who were unfortunate enough to have their
breadwinners killed or injured in one of the big industries, where money
is placed before human life.
Like an ostrich, "His Krauduleney," sticks his head in the bush,
believing that labor will think that he did not interfere with legislation,
but knowing at the same time that he has paid his debt to the insurance
lobby, whom he expects to re-elect him.
calls to the attention of the lawmakers. Taxation, foreign relations
and other subjects are touched upon, but it is evident the President
has uppermost in his mind the great question of National defense and
that he has well defined ideas as to how the government should proceed.
The address, for such the message is, deals with the question of
American neutrality and calls attention to evidences of disloyalty among
certain of our citizens of foreign birth or parentage. Mr. Wilson
handles this question without gloves in about the same manner as did
Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor in
speaking of the efforts which had been made to bring about strikes
and the destruction of property by foreign agents.
The address is an able and patriotic utterance and fair-minded men,
American citizens of all nationalities, will appreciate the sentiment of
real patriotism which pervades the document.
A 10 Bill
Gas in Your
Wc know you will enjoy its
heat, convenience, and cleanli
ness, therefor make you this
Should you for any cause
become dissatisfied by Feb. 1st,
101C, wc will remove the con
nections and give you back
Union Gas and
Fourth and Plum Sts.
THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COMPENSATION LAW
Jt becomes more evident each day that the Workman's Compensation
act is not only just and fair but that the courts of the State intend to
support the Industrial Commission in its rulings despite the efforts
of Governor Willis and his gang to kill off the advantages which labor
and capital will receive through this form of insurance This condition
was plainly illustrated when the Supreme Court of the State ruled,
on December .Sth, against interfering with the decisions of the Industrial
The case under review was that of a workman who had appealed
from the decision of the Industrial Commission which had awarded
compensation covering half the time when the injured man was idle.
Fhe workman claiming that the award should be for the full period of
his idleness, appealed to the Supreme Court, which decides that it will
not interfere with the rulings of the Commission and that the award must
The court did not go into the merits of the case, simply deciding
that the Industrial Commission's ruling shall be .supreme in the matter
of awards and that there shall be no appeal therefrom. Since the award
in this case favored the employer, or rather, the State, there can be no
complaint from that source and it is altogether likely that organized
labor will not suffer through unjust awards. In any event this decision
I of the highest court should prove most satisfactory to friends of the
compensation act and an effectual damper upon Governor Willis and the
gang with which he appears to have surrounded himself.
Capital $1,000,000 Reiourcti our $5,000,000
Second National Bank
Ninth and Main Streets
JI Percent Interest on Savings
BECKER BROS. CO.
Alain Store and Office: 942 Monmouth
Street, Newport, Ky.
Phones: South 3937, 110'J
Choice vjHHjf Sau
Meats VMr sages
1048 Midison Are. Phone, South 3644
S. E. Cor. 7lh mi Pitttrson Sts. I'hont, South 2649-Y
203 W. 6th Street CINCINNATI, O.
Phones, Canal 0011, G012
Governor Stanley of Kentucky has announced that he is on the
water wagon and that he will remain there during his term as governor,
and there will be no booze in the official residence while Mr. Stanley is
at the helm, and Mine Grass statesmen who call on the governor will be
forced to licker up before or after their visit to the executive mansion.
We wish you success governor, and hope you are more firmly seated
fii that vehicle than we have been in the past.
We have endeavored often to find a firm seat on that same wagon,
but we always get shaken off and come back to earth with a sudden and
In a little while enough things will happen down at Frankfort to
make you "want a drink," and then we suppose business will call you
ATTACK COMPENSATION l,AW.
TO THE GLORY OF WILSON
Once again we have our national legislative body in session and
once more President Wilson has outlined the policies which he believes
should be followed during the coming session. The task which con
fronts congress, as outlined by the President, is a huge one with many
difficulties presented. Preparedness on purely defensive lines, is strong
ly urged and this question is the most important which the President
Washington. Certain purls of the
New York anil N'cw Jersey compensa
tion laws are to lie reviewed liy the
United States Supremo Court. The
Southern Pacific Steamship Company,
which controls a line of boats running
from Xew York City to Gahetftou.
asks to he exempt from the Xew York
law on the gioimd that it interferes
with interstate commerce. The Federal
District Court recently ordered the com
pany to pay damages to a Xew York
longshoreman. The Chile Steamship
Company alsn complains of the applica
tion of ibis law.
Tlie American Radiator Compam
protests against the Xew Jersey act be
cause an cmplojc, who was injured in
that state and who insists on damages
under the law. made a contract of cm
plojmeu in Xew Yoik.
(illAXITM Cl'TTKHK WIN.
COl'HT H.XTHXHS WOMEN'S LAW
Huston. The Stale Supreme Court
refuses to define work, whether it he
menial or physical, and rules that the
women's lift)-four-hour-weck law ap
plies to both 'classes. The court hebl
that the winking hours of women had
been limited on the ground that they
were under an industrial disability, and
that a reduction of hours was justified
on the ground of public welfare.
Factor Addition for boiler house at
Riverside (suburb). Owner, the Amer
ican Dianialt Co.; architect, G. W. Drach,
Union Trust Building, Cincinnati, O.
Contract awarded to the M. Marcus
Residence A BJS-story, 20-room res
idence, with stucco exterior, to be built
on Edwards road, Ilde Park. Owner,
T. G. Kenned); architect, G. C. Bur
roughs, Union Trust Building, Cincin
nati, O. Contracts awarded as follows :
Stone work and foundation, l'cter Ich
rer; carpenter, mill work and stairs,
W. it A. Renter; cement work, Chas. V.
Macscher & Co.; brick work, 1'latt &
.ra. -'ifcsf !r i ui:;r;,,n!;;co
w here the labor is not purely physical
but is also mental. I he words 'laborer
ami 'laboring' have no hard and fast
meaning," said the court.
Verkowit7 it Maier; painting and glaz
ing, Henry John; iron work, L. Schrei
ber it Sons Co.; electric work, Fischer
Bros.; mantel and tile work, A. Schir
nier; rooting, Jansen it Co.; plumbing,
Frank G. 1 lamer.
Business lfuilding Interior remodcl-
Wasbington, D. C National savings ' "K ot store room in tne joi nston mum-
lllg, 1)11 rillll SIIL-Ul, ujiiu3iii; mi: ruuir
postal deposits increase.
Sail Francisco Organised granite
cutters in this state, who have been on
strike since June 1, have secured a set
tlement that includes substantial wage
OPPOSE CONVICT ItltOOMS.
Baltimore. Trade unionists are pre
paring to open their campaign for labor
legislation at the State canital this
winter. Opposition to convict-made
brooms will be one of the major subjects.
deposits during October increased $'.',-
l.ill.iioi) uer the preceding month,
which gives, postal officials say, "a clear
rellection of the great tide of prosperity
and commercial activity that is sweep
ing over the country."
On October 111 these savings aggre
gated $71, :)(,(((), deposited by .I.V.'.WKl
TEAMSTEUS WIN STItlKE.
.Newark, X. J. Teamsters in this city
have won their three weeks' strike and
raised wages $1 a week, with etra pay
tain, for the use ot Herman Seroilmo,
as a drug store. Architects, Tietig &
Lee, Fourth National Hank Iiuilding,
Cincinnati, 0 awarded contract to the
Tlios. Kelsall Co.
Residence A frame and shingle resi
dence, to be built on Wilmuth avenue,
Wyoming (suburb). Owner, Oliver
Hracknian; architect, Edw. 11. Krucke
mcer, St. Paul Building, Cincinnati, O.
Contract awarded to John Albert.
Residence A 2-family brick residence,
to be built on Suirc avenue. Owner,
Adolph Krueger; architect. Edw. Slocte
meyer, lit!) Main street, Cincinnati, O.
Plans completed and owner will build.
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