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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
Judge Howard Hollister
Hands Out a Tip to Plotters Against the Government.
He Tells Them Plainly Where They Stand.
In admitting to bail in $1,500 each,
13 of the 10 alleged anti-conscription-ists
held for action of the Federal Grand
Jury on charges of treason, United
States District Judge Hollister yester
day made it emphatic all persons con
victed in his court of plotting against
the government will get the limit pro
vided under the law, and sounded a
warning to all persons who would seek
in any way to interfere with the gov
ernment's draft of men for the army.
With but two exceptions, the men who
qualified as bondsmen for the 13 defend
ants were former subjects of Germany.
John Hoffmann, President of the John
Hoffmann Packing Company, Baymillcr
street, near Centra avenue", and T. J.
Mulvihill, Cincinnati undertaker, quali
fied as bondsmen on the bonds of eight
of the defendants. The names of the
defendants and their bondsmen follow:
William Grubcr; John Hoffmann and
T. J. Mulvihill.
William George; Philip Spicss, Geo.
Moerlcin and Julius Zorn.
Philip Rothcnbusch; Lawrence Nic
vin and Lorcnz Labcmcier.
Alexander J. Fcldhaus; Frederick
Brucstlc and T. J. Mulvihill.
Arthur Ticdtke; Frederick Brucstle
and John Hoffmann.
John Halm ; Nick Jung and Thomas
Joseph Gcicr; Mrs. Augusta ,Eiscr
mnnti and T. J. Mulvihill.
Hoffmann and Mulvihill qualified also
as bondsmen for Frank Ricss, Alfred
Welkcr, Charles Thiemann, Louis G,
Stapf, Fred Schnidcr and Walter Greg
ory. Each of the bondsmen was sworn and
required to state to the Court the value
of his property. Mulvihill said his real
estate was on the tax duplicate for
$.10,000. Hoffmann said his personal real
estate was worth $15,000 and as Presi
dent of the packing company and owner
of 80 per cent of its stock he controlled
$150,000 more in real estate. Mulvihill
and Jung were the two bondsmen who
were not born in Germany. Jung said
he was born in Hungary. All were citi
zens of the United States
Judge Hollister in passing upon the
question of bond, said in part:
"I am not disposed to require severe
bond ; but I want this distinctly under
stood, that if it shall turn out by the
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judgment of a jury that these men, or
any of them, or any others, arc guilty,
they will have difficulty in escaping
the full penalty of the law, and it will
be just as well now to give notice to
any who propose to commit the crime
of interfering in any way with the se
lective draft, which is. mighty near trea
son, if it is not treason, that they need
not expect any mercy here. Further
than that and I am not talking to any
body in the room particularly, I am
talking to those who may read what I
say 1 do not want the women and chil
dren sent here to plead with me to let
their husbands and fathers escape the
penalty of the law. It is very difficult
to withstand a crviim woman with her
children. People who contemplate com
mitting crimes against tlic United btatcs
must remember their own women and
"If, in the particular case, the testi
mony docs not show the man guilty this
Court will protect him fully. This Court
will not permit any innocent man to be
convicted; but I want this warning in
advance, that if he is guilty then he
must take the consequences. Now, let
that be understood.
"There arc so many young men and
young women who arc led into things
that otherwise they would not get into
by designing persons. We know there
arc even citizens of the United States
in this locality who arc not loyal to the
United States and whose interest it is,
as they think, to get others to do what
they arc afraid to do themselves. When
the time of conviction comes of those
poor misled tools, if they are found
guilty, then the plca will be made that
they were led into it by others. That
pica will not be considered if that time
"Whoever is found guilty in this great,
critical time of fighting for the principles
of freedom and the liberty of the world,
including that of the United States, who
ever is found guilty of blocking the
hands of the President of the United
States and of Congress, who arc now
seeking to sec to it that that liberty shall
be maintained, will feel the full weight
of the penalty that the Congress of the
United States has provided for such a
"Now, whether this will do any good
or not, I do not know. It is only the
guilty man who need fear. The inno
cent man will go forth from this room,
but the guilt' man will receive full pun
ishment. "Now, what I am saying all this for?
For the good I hope it will do as a
warning to traitors, and so that, per
haps, some of the poor, weak-minded
easily led. and mistaken young people
may keep away from the wiles of those
who arc more designing then they. That
is what it is for."
T.OSS OF TJFH IGXOItKI).
Cleveland, Ohio Public indifference
to fatalities in connection with railroad
operation is referred to as "HiR Talk,
Little Thought," by the Railroad Train
men, "We have a few mental diseases as a
nation; not the least from which we
sulTcris the one that leads us to think
we think," says this paper.
"We sneak of thousands of disabili
ty's, thousands of lives lost and millions
of days lost through accident and ill
ness, but we do not realize what that
loss means, individually or collectively
"We sneak in millions of everything.
Men, money, resources, in fact every
thing is measured Dy millions ot this and
that, which we nuotc with becoming fa
("iliarily and very often contempt that'
leads us to overlook the small things
that go to uclp make up the big things
and help or hinder the getting together
the millions of which we think we think.
"We have many an object lesson in
this war discussion that is in the mil
lions of everything class, and overtops
so many little things that should be care
fully taken care of.
"Industry, productive in all its re
spects, is the first step toward practical
accomplishment of all the other mil
lions; then why not take every care of
the employe to the end that he is not
killed or maimed and lost wholly or in
part as one of the most important fac
tors in the defense of the nation?
"Our European supply of labor is
plajed out. Wc can depend only on
what wc have."
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Washington. "High prices arc the di
rect effect of the vacuum caused by war
exports and if we do nothing we will see
the fundamental staples sucked out of
our country and a range of prices estab
lished that no labor can endure."
This statement was made bv Herbert
C. Hoover, ex-chairman of the Belgian
Relief Commission, at one of the meet
ings of the congressional labor group
and A. F. of L. officials, at the A. F. of
L. Building, called bv President Gom-
pcrs last week to consider the food ques
tion. Mr. Hoover, it is announced, will be
food administrator under the food con
trol legislation now pending in congress.
In the first sentence of his talk to the
trade unionists he expressed this opinion
en organised labor:
J lie Ubor movement is the only ade
quate representation of the consumer."
lie was emphatic that his plan does
not contemplate a "food dictator" or "a
rationing of the people," and that me
thods employed in Belgium and Ger
many can not fit with American ideals.
He made a distinction between "legiti
mate speculation," which he said he used
for the want of a better term, and "ille
gitimate speculation," the latter being
profiteering on the war, woe and want.
He illustrated his views on "illegitimate
speculation" by the statement that specu
lators have already contracted for 40
per cent of this year's rice crop "before
it is up out of the ground," and that rice
millers declare nriccs will reach 12 and
M cents a pound this vcar with this in
dustry taken out of the hands of millers
and producers by men who will set
prices without regard for costs.
Competition between the allies and
this country has jumped the price of
Cuban raw sugar from Vi cents a
pound before the war to Ci't cents at the
present time. Sugar is the basis of 11!
per cent of the people's food. The same
condition prevails in wheat, the basis of
II) per cent of food.
I lis solution is to "stabilize prices" by
establishing boards that will set a range
of prices for these commodities and
make the roadto the producer and con
sumer more direct by cutting out waste
and eliminating as much as possible the
speculator and middleman, as "there is
a point in prices where any advance is
a transgression on the rights of the
I o indicate the waste in food products
he said that fi per cent of the bread
baked was returned to bakers by retail
ers, and although some of this bread is
sold, 7."i per cent of it is burned by the
bakers. This means 'i to "J per cent
of our total bread consumption is used
as fuel in the manufacture of bread,
Today Hour is selling in New York, he
said, for $11 and $15 a barrel because
each one in the long chain between the
farmer and consumer demands a con
tract to protect him on his wheat cost,
while the miller "bets on the maikct."
"The farmer doesn't get the money,"
he said, "and the consumer pays it."
With his plan to "stabilize prices,"
Mr. Hoover said he believed Hour in
Xcw York can be sold for between $7
and $0 a barrel.
It is proposed that the government
buy all the grain within the range of
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prices set by boards and take it out of
thc hands of speculators, assure millers
their needed supply and work out a
transportation system with railroads that
will end the unscientific practice of send
ing Kansas wheat, for instance, to north
western elevators instead of shipping it
to gull ports tor export, while north
western wheat is shipped to gulf ports.
The plan includes control of all in
terior elevators, which is agreed to by
millers, excepting those few whom Mr.
Hoover designated as having "the tory
The Lever bill, now pending in the
house, Mr. Hoover said, would make it
possible to develop plans he and his vol
unteer associates have in mind. These
plans arc but "tools," and not a "con
structed house" in any sense, as. factors
may develop that will compel changes in
their line of action.
Mr. Hoover said that if the Lever bill
is to be of any value it must be enacted
into law before July 1, to check specu
lators who are already contracting for
wheat in the Texas and Oklahoma fields.
LET ALL lMlOPITERKS STAND
Xcw York. The Ladies' Garment
Worker, official magazine o the Inter
national Ladies' Garment Workers' Un
ion, makes the good point that profiteers'
who shout "Stand by the President!" in
the conduct of the war, should also lake
President Wilson's advice that labor
standards must not be lowered.
"The reactionaries who, before Amer
ica plunged into the war, already began
to lose ground, would fain drag us back
into dark industrial reaction of low
wages and long hours," said this maga
zine. "Manufacturers arc taking good care
of their end of the business. It is a
well-known fact that they rather gain
when the price of commodities rules
high. The workers should, therefore,
come in for a share of the increased
charges for the finished garment.
"The war is a poor excuse for lower
ing standards and working conditions.
The war will not be won any sooner if
employers are scot free to llcccc their
workers, if if the workers will suffer
want. Rather will the nation suffer in
every respect if the toiling masses should
become devitalized as a result ot poor
wages and famine prices.
"The war abroad for the saving of
Furope should not blind the public to
the war at home the industrial war, the
war on helpless women and children
struggling against great odds to make
both ends meet.
"As for us, it is now more than ever
necessary to close our ranks and keep
ourorgnizatiou strong, efficient and fully
LAISOIt laws kksi.st wail
Albany, X. Y. Attorney General
Lewis has ruled that war is not an ex
traordinary emergency within the mean
ing of the provision of the labor law
which forbids employes on state con
tracts to labor more than eight hours a
A military school is being erected at
Ithaca and State Architect Pilchcr asked
if the law could not be waived. The at
torney general held that the labor law
defined "an extraordinary emergency" as
an emergency caused by "fire, flood or
danger to life or property."
"It js my opinion," he said, "that the
state, in this rase, is not authorized, un
der the existing statute, to suspend the
eight-hour law. What powers the fed
eral government may exercise in con
ducting this work as a war measure arc
beyond the question considered."
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WIIjIj UKGH COMPENSATION.
St. Louis, Mo. The Missouri work
men's compensation conference has is
sued a circular in which is recounted
the unsuccessful efforts to secure a com
pensation law at the hands of the last
legislature. It is stated that this year
such laws were enacted in Delaware,
Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota and
Utah, making a total of 37 states which
arc now under compensation laws and
leaving Missouri the only large indus
trial state without one.
The conference, which is composed of
employers and employes, asks for sug
gestions to assist in the fight befor'c the
HK.TKCTS SMALL INCUHASE.
Chicago. Organized street car men
have rejected the offer of surface lines
in this city to sign a three-year contract
with a 32-cent an hour provision. These
employes refuse to accept this rate in
the midst of a world war, with the pur
chasing power of the dollar diminishing.
Editor Bland of the Union Leader, of
ficial newspaper of these workers, says:
"Of course, the company assumes the
right to appropriate your patriotism and
coin it into dividends. You should forget
the fact that while the people arc en
grossed in the serious business of war
the company is prosecuting a vigorous
campaign for one of the most lucrative
franchises ever proposed in traction his
tory. War or peace, it matters not, the
efforts to establish a dividend-paying
property that will eclipse anything yet
realized never ceases.
"But 32 cents an hour is your por
tion." H. J. DUDLEY
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