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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
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COAL AND GAS RANGES
All kinds of Sheet Metal Work
Roofing and Spouting
1207 Main Street, Phone. Canal 21
Telephone Canal 18(59,
One of the most healthy symptoms of
the American drama at the present mo
ment is the eagerness displayed by play
wrights to undertake experiments in de
fiance of established technical traditions.
The obvious motive of these experi
ments is the desire to attain a sudden
and decisive success by capturing the
audiences by surprise. Some of the de
vices that have been invented to achieve
this purpose have shown little merit, but
their novelty furnished a spur to other
writers, in their search for inventions
to broaden the boundaries of stage
craft. The first to succeed was Elmer L.
Reizensteiu with the melodrama "On
Trial." The popular reception of this
play has made it plain that any play
wright may henceforward safely venture
to reveal a story backward, whenever,
by so doing he can increase the suspense
and the intensity of his narrative.
Thus "On Trial" takes no heed of a
chronological sequence of event which
tell the story of a celebrated murder
case. Its scenes move backward or for
ward according to the order in which
they are related in the witness box, and
you learn the details of the case not as
they are described in court, but as they
have actually occurred.
The original Chicago cast of players
and the same massive production will
present the play at the Grand Opera
House six nights, commencing .Monday,
January Mlth, including matinees Wed
nesday and Saturday.
The big revolving stage used for the
long run of this play in Chicago will be
used for the local engagement.
Sunday, January and, will inaugurate
at the Lyric Theater, the first perform
ance in Cincinnati of Robert Louis Stev
enson's ever-pomlar "Treasure Island."
The production is presented by Charles
Hopkins, director and owner of the
Punch and Judy Theater, New York
City ; the dramatization has been made
by Jules Itckart Goodman, h'e" o'f'the
many successful plays, and the engage
ment is for the entire week.
The play is in four acts ami nine
scenes: Act I, The Admirable I'.enbow
Inn; Act II, Scene I, The Quay at llris
tol; Act III, Scene I, The Hispauiola at
anchor some weeks later; off Treasure
Island. Scene U, Treasure Island at
lawn, the following day. Scene :i. The
Stockade, Scene I, The Hispauiola
adrift, night of same day. Act IV, Scene
I. The I'irate's Camp; Scene U, Spyglass
.Mountain; Scene :i. Hen Ciiinn's Cave.
"Treasure Island" is a play for the
jomig folk, and who is there who is not
young in heart? It is a veritable call to
come ami be young again, to meet such
old friends as Capt. Hill Hones singing
"Fifteen men on a dead man's chest,
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
To hear llliud I'ew come tap, tapping
with his cane, that ominous tapping that
presages the dread lilack Spot ; to
chuckle with Long John Silver over his
suave deviltry, aided b his parrot, Capt.
Flint, and bis persistent squaking
"Pieces of eight, pieces of eight," to
travel hand in baud with little Jim
Hawkins, the boy "whose wish came
true," to plot with Hlack Dog Israel
Hands, George Merry and all the rest
of the rollicking, treasure-seeking, mur
derous buccaneers ; to sail on the good
ship Hispauiola with her mutinies, her
saving by little Jim. and her mission ful
filled, when by old Hen (iunii, the half
witted maroon, we are led into his cave
and find the seven hundred thousand
pounds in gold.
Mr. Hopkins has assembled a cast of
twenty-four well-known players lo por
tray the various familiar characters of
"Treasure Island" and in addition to the
fact that many of them bear interna
tional reputations for artistic work, they
are most perfectly in tune. It is Mr.
Hopkins' aim always never to have an
actor seem to "just step from the wings"
as he, himself expresses it "but to be
a living part of the picture."
For the play version of "Treasure
Island," two women's parts have been
written in by Mr. Goodman, Mrs. Haw
kins, who keeps the lien How Inn, and
a fruit-vendor on the quay at Hristol.
In the bountiful show at the F.mpress
Theatre next week there is provided
one of the most remarkable of sensa
tional successes of recent years. It
need merely be announced that George
Lovett presents the Original Mercedes
Crane, the oracle of the piano, and
Madame Zenda, the psychic wonder, in
a program of thought concent ration,
which includes the playing of any musi
cal selection given to Mr I .met I and
transmitted, by thought uae- nnl. In
Mercede-.. while Madame Zt-ml.i al-n
answers questions propounded in the
same manner. This has aroused more
genuine enthusiasm than any similar
effort, and is an astounding revelation
of psychic control. All three parties
in this demonstration of wonderful tele
pathies will positively appear at the
iimpress next week at every perform
ance. The three are, without doubt,
the world's most wonderful and most
On Friday afternoon of the week,
following the regular matinee, a special
performance will he given for women
only by .Mr. Lovett, .Mercedes the or
iginal, and Mine. Zenda. A cordial in
vitation is extended to those ladies de
sirous of having questions -of an inti
mate or difficult nature answered, and
there will be no additional charge for
The rest of the bill is also of excel
lent calibre. There is the Orpheus
Comedy I;our, a singing quartette with
out an equal anywhere careless, crazy,
cyclonic men of harmony; and then
there are Mr. and Mrs. h'red Thomas
in a comedy of good, clean, healthy
and convulsing fun, "Mr. Dippy's
Nightmare." Other good acts are Will
II. Fields, dialect comedian; the Three
Wille Urothers, sensational equilibristic
wonders; John lliggins, "the world's
greatest master of pedal dexterity." and
two reels of comedy pliolo film.
"Girls, girls, and more girls" two and
one-half hours of slniil-liantr mrm'titr i
eomedv: beautiful cri'iiMrv ..l-ilinrntn i
costumes, a performance that moves i
with swing and dash from curtain to cur
tain; lilting melodies that you uncon
sciously whistle or hum for davs aiiei-
warns a poets ream o sv n lontte
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luxurj, of rounded limbs and dimpled
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.,,,..,.;, ,,,,w i ii vtiiw-nuu laugiiiui ;
all these and more, unite to make the
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i.uiiy nuceaiieers me leaders ol me
burlesque Held. H. Zeisler has spared
no expense to stage and produce a real
revivifying tonic for the blase and cyn
ical auditor who has "seen them all,"
and the latter will find many surprises
in store during the week of January ISO,
when the "Lady I'.uccaiieers" will hold
the boards at the Olympic Theatre.
Added attractions.; Tuesday, night, plan
tation and battle royal; Wednesday
night, chorus girl waltz contest ; Thurs
day night, sparring contests; Friday
night, a real amateur show; Saturday
night, the big country store.
LESS HOURS IN SHIP YARDS
Washington I he metal trades depart
ment of the A. !'. of L. will inaugurate
a general eight-hour campaign in the
private ship yard districts of New York,
Philadelphia. Newport News and Wil
This movement was recommended by
President O'Connell, of the department,
at its annual convention, in Sail Fran
cisco, last November, and was later in
dorsed by the A. F. of L. convention.
Last Monday and Tuesday the execu
tives of the various metal trades inter
nationals, together with President
O'Connell and Secrelarj Herres, of the
department, and President Gompcrs and
Secretary Morrison, of the A. F. of L.,
perfected plans for an aggressive eight
hour campaign in the Atlantic seaboard
ship arils. All metal trades unions will
assign urgauiers for this work and the
ollicers of the A. I', of L. will do all in
I their power to make effective the San
I Francisco declaration on this subject.
Ihese unionists agree that the time
for an eight-hour agitation in this indus
try is most opportune. The yards are ex
periencing the most profitable time in
their history and all indications point to
a continuance of these condition.
Under instructions of the metal trades
department President Gompcrs will con-'
fer with the managers of the ship yards
and present the workers' side of this
question, together with the number of
yards that are now on an eight-hour
basis. These eight-hour yards are : New
York Ship Yard, Camden, N. J.; Fore
River Shipbuilding company, Quiucy,
Mass.; Union Iron Works, Sail Fran
cisco; Lake Torpedo Itoat company,
Bridgeport, Conn.; California Ship Yard
at Los Angeles, CaJ. ; New London Ship
and Fngiue company, Grolon, Conn. ;
Moore K Scott and United Engineering
Iron Works, Oakland, Cal.
uaisi: i'oii L().;siioi:i:.Mi:x.
Iloston, Mass. Local steamship agents
and the Longshoremen's District Coun
cil have signed a one-year agreement
which increases wages 5 cents an hour
for grain handlers and U cents an hour
for general and hulk cargo. The old
rates were 35 cents for general cargo,
35 cents for bulk, and 50 cents for day
work on grain and 00 cents for night
work on grain.
I'letiiri'il in Words.
In lss an artist finished a likeness of
I'.mperiir bran Joseph in iharacters,
forming no lis-, than H.000 word-
OPPOSE P. 0. "SPEEDING UP'
WashingtonCongressman Van Dyke,
a member of the house committee on
labor, has introduced a bill to prohibit
the "stop watch" system or other meas
uring devices in the postal service. The
bill is being urged by the National Fed
eration of Post Office Clerks, affiliated
to the A. F. of L. These postal work
ers say the hill is a "preparedness"
In their estimates to congress for the
coming year the post office officials have
made provision for 1,1100 additional
clerks. This is the lowest estimate in
years and will not be sufficient to handle
the department's increasing business, ac
cording to Thomas F. Flaherty, legis
lative representative of the post office
clerks, lie fears the postal workers
will be speeded up to even a higher pitch
than at present, unless congress adopts
the Van Dyke measure.
"At no time in the history of the postal
service have complaints been so gen
eral and so emphatic against the depart
mental policy of driving men," said Mr.
Flaherty, "Inspectors trail aged letter
carriers around their routes to see if
additional work can he added lo these
already harassed employes. Time tests
of the fastest distributors are taken and
these are made the standard for all
clerks. Complaints have been made that
the hidden overhead galleries in post
offices, the hiding places of the inspec
tors, are points of vantage from which
the movements of the men are watched
and timed. In a misguided effort to get
efficiency the department is breaking it
down. We will urge congress to pro
hibit absolutely the use of a 'stop watch'
and restore lo the employes a normal
system of supervision of their work."
CO.M .MISSION'S MICI'OMT
is itni:iti:i) 1'itiNi
Washington On motion of its com
mittee on printing the House adopted
a concurrent resolution that 100,000
copies of the final report of ihe com
mission on industrial relations be print
ed. The estimated cost will be $18,
711.18. This report includes the findings
and recommendations of the various
groups that composed the commission.
Congressman liarnhart, of the commit
tee, told the House that his committee
had practically agreed that all the evi
dence should he printed if it can be ar
ranged with the commission to that ef
fect, preserving the plates for future
use, so that the cost of printing addi
tional volumes would be nominal.
It was further stated that all the
printed evidence, without the exhibits,
would "be either seven volumes of 1.0.S0
pages each, or II volumes of ."( pages
The final report and recommendations
of the commission, which it was agreed
lo print 100,0110 copies, will be one vol
ume. A I'ltl.MAItV IS .NOT AX ICMX TIO.V
Indianapolis, Ind. The state supreme j
court has upheld the compulsory pri- j
mary election law, adopted by the last I
legislature. Section 10 of this act
aroused the greatest controversy. In I
substance it provides that where a voter
is challenged he must make affidavit that i
he voted more than one-half of the ticket
of the party at the .preceding election I
and that he will vole the ticket at the
coming election. The court holds that
a primary is not an election in the sense
that the term is used in the constitu
tion, and that political parties have the
right to control their own primaries
and may bar "outsiders."
Section 13 of the law was declared il
legal. This provided that candidates
must pay an entrance fee equivalent to
1 per cent of the first year's salary of
the office for which they are running.
DIKCl'SS I.MMU.'ltATIO.V MILL.
Washington The committee on im
migration of the house of representa
tives announces that beginning January
20 public hearings will be held on the
pending immigration restriction hill. This
bill is practically identical with the one
vetoed by i President Wilson, and which
came within a few votes of being passed
by the house over the chief executive's
Senator Smith of South Carolina has
introduced a restriction hill in the sen
ate, lie is chairman of the senate im
migration committee. Congressman Ilur
nett of Alabama, who introduced this
hill in the house, is chairman of the
house committee on immigration.
LOW-WAG K WOKKKItS STItlKK.
Kane, Pa. Striking employes of the
Curtis Leather company rejected a 10
per cent compromise for their wage de
mands of from 30 to 00 per cent in
crease. The wages paid by this com
pany are pitifully small. About 100
workers are involved.
W'iin Caused My Ignorance, Snys
President of Labor Federation.
Xanesville, O. "Ignorance is largely
the cause of the troubles at Youngs
town," said President John A. Voll, of
the Ohio Federation of Labor, Sunday,
after he and Secretary Thomas Don
nelly, of Cincinnati, returned from
Youngstown, where they probed condi
tions leading up to the strike.
"Many of the foreigners there have
never been taught anything," said Mr.
Voll. "For instance, there arc 1,100
children in the East Youngstown
schools, the suburbs having a popula
tion of 10,000. There are only !l children
in the high school, :() in the eighth
grade, 10 in the seventh, :t(i in the sixth.
r,'i in the fifth, l.Vt in the fourth, and S2."i
in the first, second and third. This telh
the story. The trouble is the fact that
the men struck in mob fashion, not be
President Voll today called a meet
ing of the Sta'e Federation of Labor
to he held at the Colonial Hotel in
Cleveland, next Sunday, when he and
Mr. Donnelly will make a report of the
MIKKIOXAKV WOMK XKCKSSAItV.
Denver. In an open letter to Colorado
organized workers, President McLen
nan, of the State Federation of Labor,
calls on every union man and woman to
act as a self-appointed, energetic organ
izer. "The story of unionism and its benefi
cent results should not be told so
much in the union halls and at the union
meetings," he says. "The telling is need
ed much more in the streets, in the fac
tories, workshops, mines and on the jobs
where it can reach the ear of the non
union man who attends no meetings.
The union gathering will take care of
itself. None but union men and union
women are there. They are already
converted. The missionary work must
be done on the outside."
The bonesMif. an -average- man's skel
eton weigh twenty pounds, those of an
average woman's six pounds less.
THE EIGHT -HOUR
Is owned and operated by Cincinnati peo
ple. All its brands are made by members
of Tobacco Workers Local No. 25.
It it (lie only Tobacco Compnny
In the United States which lias
adopted the ciulit-liour d ay.
8 -HOUR UNION SCRAP
ALL DAY SCRAP
HOME RUN SCRAP
Meals to Order Moerlein's Beer
PHONE CANAL 1262
Cafe and Restaurant
McHUOH 8c HOCK
Successors to Ediv. L. Stephany
S. W. COR. TWELFTH AND WALNUT STS.
Residence Pkone, West 22S2-R
Wm. Glandorf Moving and Storage Co.
FIRST CLASS STORAGE
FURNITURE PACKED FOR SHIPPING
H33-835-837-83', Hopkins St.
Telephone, V. MY) CINCINNATI, 0.
WI1ITK CKOSS AMIU'LANCK
Prompt nil efficient service for ihe transporta
tion of patient to and from liomea, hoapllali, or
the R. R. nation. Careful attention. NotLlntf
IlLe II in town. Intpetlion Inritnl.
JOHN J. GILLIGAN,
Kiclitlt, rscar lironuway. I
Phones: Canal 1802 antl 1803. North 11.17 (
DR. E. H. HAGERMAN
307 Provident Banlt Bide'.
Phone Canal 152
Oilier Hours: 1 0 A. M. lo 2 P. M., and aUo by appointment
1065 Central Ave.
Phone, West 3654-R
2.30 p. in. to 8.30 p.m. K a.m. to 10 a.m.
Washington There were 2U,2!)7 immi
grants admitted to this country during
last November, reports the bureau of
immigration, department of labor. Dur
ing the month of November, 11)14, the
number was 115,32.", while 117,031 were
admitted during November, 1013,
Of the L'!),2'.)7 admitted last November,
Italy led with 2,407. The stoppage of
eastern European immigration because
of the war is shown by the fact that
Bulgaria, Servia and Montenegro fur
nished but 30 immigrants, while in No
vember, 11)13, the number totaled 1.0G7.
Last November, Roumania furnished 7;
in November, 11)13, 5i.j.
The November, llllfl, report shows that
0,48.") immigrants were ticketed to New
York state, 2,233 to Massachusetts, 2.1C2
to Michigan, 1,702 to California and 1,
400 to Pennsylvania. The southern
states received their usual small quota,
7 going to South Carolina, 11 to Ken
tucky, 12 to Georgia and North Caro
lina and 13 to Tennessee.
Of the total number of immigrants ad
mitted during November, 1015, 3,849
were classed as laborers, 1,800 as farm
laborers, and 2,501 as servants.
It. It. WlltlCMKX ADVAXCK.
St. Louis, Mo. President Perham, of
the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, an
nounces that since his last report wage
scale revisions have been secured from
nine railroads in the United States and
Canada, while fourteen committees post
poned their negotiations on account of
the holidays. During the year 1013 nine
teen revised schedules were secured.
President Perham predicts a success
ful year for the railroad telegraphers.
Remember hatters' day, January 27.
and the sacred duty to give the wages of
an hour's labor of that day to relieve
the Danbury hatters, the victims of the
(jreed of labor's enemies and the perver
sion of the law.
WILL ASK KOIt VA(JK IXCItKASK
Aurora, 111. The building crafts in
this city are preparing to ask for a 5
cent per hour increase and Saturday
The Busiest Place in The City
Restaurant and Billiard Hall
9 W. 5th St. GUS DOLL, Mnr.
The HUB CAFE
42 E. FIFTH ST.
CINCINNATI - - OHIO
Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
8 YEARS OLD
$1.00 Full Quart
508-10 MAIN ST.
i J. H. FIELMAN
j Denier in Pasteurized
MILK and CREAM
High Grade Sweet Duller and Es
i 2519 Vine St. Phone, Avon 3116
Phone, Elm 493 Moerlein's Draught Beer Meals lo Order
CAFE AND GARDEN
Harry C Rawlings, Edw. L Sltphany, Mgr.
Corner Madison and Taylor Aves. OAKLEY
Canal V. 1078
HENRY BEHRINGER & SON
TAILORS and CLOTHIERS
S. I:. Cor. John and OII er Sts.