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ISSOBD WEEKLY AT SB6 MMUT STRKBT, HAMILTON OHIO. HOME. TELEPHONE .808. BELL LSK}— X. Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio. BUSINESS is on the move and the old town of Hamilton is entirely out of the mud, but we need a few bridges and need them badly. The city and the county commissions should get busy at once and build the necessary bridges. Over the Miami river. As predicted by THE PRESS the political pot is surely going to have some heat. Every politician and some that are not politicians are so far up in the air that really they don't know just where they are at. You know right here in our town we have many funny things to con lead with that it keeps us all guessing. One thing is the politi cians that are always changing things to suit themselves, and never think of consulting anyone on these vital matters but themselves. They are of the opinion that every time they make a change all the voters will change and follow like a pack of sheep. If you are democrat they want you to be a citizen, if you are a citizen they want you to be a republican and at the next election they want you to fall in line for some other cult. If the old party politicians are not careful they can say, good bye for ever. BOYCOTT? NO! Lancaster, Pa., July —A let ter has been sent to the members of the Masters Plumbers Associa tion of Pennsylvania by its secre tary in which attention is called to the fact that seme members of the Master Plumbers' Association are employing men from other cities who are on strike. This letter in part says: "I have been informed that some of our members have em ployed men from Reading, who are on strike. Is this loyalty Is it just to the members of the Reading association? You know how loyal they have been toward the other associations when in trouble. I have been informed by the Reading Only 89c For choice of any of our Ladies' Slippers, Patent Colt, Tan, Suede, Gun Metal regular $2.50. $2.75 and $3.00 values. Last year's styles, the reason of the big cut in price. association that this is a fight to the finish. The public is with the Master Plumbers and are helping them to the extent of holding back their wore and not forcing them to hire the journeymen in order to finish up their contracts, and it is up to us as members of the Central to give them all the support that is in our power. Protect your inter ests by employing men from your own city, and then you will be sure not to get any who are on strike. Tell your customers of the situation in the nearby cities, and they will be only too glad to put up with the delay in gettting out their work." Plumbers, together with a number of other building crafts, are on strike in Reading for an increase in wages. This letter from the secre tary indicates the plan of campaign adopted by the Master Plumbers Whenever a labor union institutes a boycott it is illegal and un-Amer ican, but the employers have no synoym from this designation when they employ simililar tactics. Buffalo News. Buffalo, N. Y., July 25.—The new Central Labor Council of this city and vicinity is growing at a rapid rate. The charter of the old Council was revoked because of its refusal to enforce a Section 1 of Article elevtn, constitution of the A. F. of L. The last meeting com prised delegates representing fifty eight unions. Active interest is being taken by the delegates, and the new organization appears to have entered upon a career of ex ceeding activity. Sections are to be formed in the near future of the building trades and other natural divisions in central organizations The teamsters are making progress that is entirely satisfactory, practi cally all of the team owners having signed the higher scale of wages and the meu being at work. Over 2,300 teamsters are employed at the union rate, while approximately 100 remain out. The Arbitration Board to which has been referred the differences resulting from the reet car strike is holding daily sessions. The employers are con tending for a flat rate of 32 cents an hour, basing their contention upon the increased cost of living and assert that anything short of that scale would deprive them ol the means whereby they may se cure necessary living expenses. Exempt Hotel Laundries. St. Paul, Minn., July 25.—The Bureau of Labor is getting in read iness for the strict enforcement of the hours of labor, law for women, passed by the last legislature, and which becomes effective in August. The Attorney General holds that the ten-hour day for restaurant em ployes applies to cashiers, wait resses, kitchen employes, and em ployes in cafes and lunch rooms run in connection with hotels if the cafes a*e run for the accomoda tion of the general public. The nine-hour limit for laundry workers does not apply, according to the Attorney General, to employes of hotel laundries which do not handle outside work. It is also held that the nine-hour restriction for tele phone operators applies to those who attend public telephones in hotels and other places, and not to those employed by hotels or basi ness houses that operate^ interior systems. Passes Eight-Hour Law. Washington, July 25.—Senator La Follette's bill providing for an eight-hour working day for women and safeguarding the health of fe males employed in the District of Columbia, has be n passed by the Senate without opposition, it being favored by the District Commis sioners. This same bill passed the Senate during the second session of last Congress, but failed to get through the House. The bill pro vides that no female shall be em ployed in any manufacturing, me chanical or mercantile establish ment, laundry or restaurant or tel ephone or telegraph establishment or office, or by any express or transportation company in the Dis trict more than eight hours in any one day, or more that six days or more than forty-eight hours in any one week. It further provides that no female under eighteen years of age will be permitted to work in any of the business insitutions above noted before 7 o'clock in the morning or after 6 o'clock in the evening of any one day, or will be permitted to work more than six hours continously at any time in any establishment or occupation named in which three or more fe males are employed without an in terval of at least three-quarters of an hour. Time books are required to record the working hours Proper inspection is provided, and severe penalties imposed. may Use Initiative, Duluth, Miun., July 25.—Local cigar dealers, cigarmakers, jobbers, and manufacturers are much per turbed because the city commission has passed an ordinance prohibiting the conduct of cigar stands in sa loons outside the hours designated by the law regulating liquor li censes. It is claimed that this re striction will not compel a stricter enforcement of the l.quor law, but will give the Cigar Trust a chance to control the tobacco situation completely. The proposition that meets with the greatest favor Is initiation of an ordinance permit ting cigar stores to be operated in front ef liquor selling places, with the provisions that transparent par titions be erected in order that an unobstructed view into the bar rooms can be had during the hours they are required to be closed. If the vote be favorable upon the reg ulation of this character the pro hibitive ordinance of the commis sion would be automatically re pealed. Organize Barbers. Portsmouth, Va., July 25—An organization of white barbers has been perfected here, and the col ored barbers have organized under a separate charter. These two lo cal unions comprise every barber in the city. Already they have se cured a reduction in hours, closing at 7 o'clock in the evening instead of 8. Organize Trolleymen. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 25.— After many years of effort the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employes have organized the Traction Com pany's lines in this city. The new organization starts off with a mem bership of 100, and prospects are bright for the organization com prising every employe on the road. The local labor paper, The Tribune was primarily -responsible for this organization, in that it secured an interview with the general manager of the company during a recent franchise campaign, in which that official stated he had no objections to the organization of the employes on the lines. The indications point to the permanencey of the new or ganization, and all differences in the future adjusted in an amica ble manner. Tobacco Workers' Strike. Pittsburg, Pa., July 25.—The employes of the Industrial Cigar Company, are demanding improved OUI' OJFE .II J-I W IK\ JL J&IU XJLLAX &AV KOLI 1VX024 JULF. No Interruption of Business Carpenters, Etc., Etc., are busy tearing out front, but we are ready for business just the same, with better bargains than ever. ForFriday and Saturday Baby Dull Sliderat special prict $2.39 White Canvas, Gun Metal and Patent, $2.85 values Men's English Oxfords, Russia Tan or Gun Metal, leather soles and heels, positively $4.50 vaiues, at. $3.98 We Give Krebs Home Stamps, they are valuable CLE.M PATER, 421 South Second Street Try Our 15c Hose, White, Tan or Black conditions and higher wages, met with a refusal and then went on strike. The average pay for girls has been $4.50 per week and that of the men about $7.50, with an average working time of eleven hours a day. The employes consist of Hebrews, Germans, negroes. English, and Polish, and as is cus tomary the employers are endeav oring to inject race prejudice among the strikers for the purpose of creating internal dissension, but thus far this has proved unsuccess ful the strikers standing firm. Strike Breakers Rob Car* Grand Rapids, Mich., July 25. Four strike breaking employes of the Pierre Marquette Railroad were recently hailed into Police Court to answer charges of having stolen several articles of value from the company's cars. They made no attempt to deny the accusations, having already confessed their guilt. Two of them paid their fines, but the other two were sen tenced to sixty days in jail. It is stated that the men in making their confession named several other strike breakers in the employ of the company as also implicated. Injunction Dismissed. Peoria, 111., July 25.—The in junction case of the Keystone Com pany against the Machinists' Union has been dismissed. The attorney for the company admitted the truth of the affidavits made by members of the union, which contained a complete denial of the ex parte statements made for the purpose of securing the injunction. The result is a complete vindication of the con tention of the machinists and paves the way for a settlement of the difficutly. The decision of the court has given the strikers re newed energy and hope for a final settlement. A Merry War. Washington, July 25.—Reports from various sections of the country are to the effect that the whilom leaders of the I. W. W. are em broiled in an internecine war over the distribution of funds collected for the purpose of spreading the propaganda of that organization While advertising itself as an in dustrial organization it appears that there are many divisions withi^ its ranks and that fhe EXTRA SPECIAL Men's up-to-llit-minute in style Oxford® $4.00 values $3.48 Gun Metal -and Patent Colt, button or blucher lace. Try our $1.85 and $2.00 Men's Work Shoes, Congress or Lace. leader of each division is struggling to make himself the bright, p?rticular star. Crimination and recrimination is now the order of the day, and there seems to be no limit to the possi bilities of these industrial paneca mechanics in their field of industry. Introduces Resolution. Washington, July, 25.—Repre sentative John I. Nolan of Califor nia has introduced a resolution in the House providing for a Com mittee of nine members of the House of Representatives to be ap pointed by the Speaker to make a thorought and complete investiga tion and report as to the truth of the charges made by M. M. Mul hall, as they relate particularly to the activities of the National Asso ciation of Manufacturers, the Na tional Council for Industrial De fense, and kindred organizations. Coney Island. Things are happening in quick succession at Coney Island. The tremendous success of the aviators last week simply compelled the management to re-engage Miss Stinsan and A. C. Beach, the in trepid British aviator, for flights Saturday and Sunday. This won derful little girl flies a great Wright biplane with marvelous skill and daring, and Beach is noted in sev eral continents for his daring feats of aviation. The flights will be held on the usual schedule, starting at 5 o'clock on Saturday and Sun day. And then there will be the annu al circus at Coney, starting Sunday in place of the vaudeville show. The Island will present the Dutton 3-Ring Circus for the week. And this is a regular circus, with bare back riding, trapeze performances, trained bears, educated dogs, wire acts, in short everything that makes the circus the delight that it is. And the admission is but a dime. .Cool Coney is surely the one best in the entertainment world today. Be sure you be there. BIRTH OF THE GRAND CANYON. Nature's Mighty Forces That Wrecked the Crust of the Earth. "How do you explain it?" Inquired one on hieetiny Sir John Murray, the eminent English geologist and pri si dent of the Royal (Jeographical so ciety, referring to the ijruud Canyon of the Colorado. This was briefly the answer, though not in bis words: "On either side of the wide plain ex tending from sixty to a hundred miles to the right and left of the canyon evidences of severe volcanic action are visible. In the center was a plateau, but you now look down upon it as the vast chasm of the canyon. Thrice the volcanic forces of nature, operating on either side, violently and with tromen dous power, forced this plateau up ward. and finally in one cyclopic, tre mendous upheaval the plateau parted, and the Grand canyon, the wonder and mystery of the world, was born. "Imagine a loaf of dough rising si lently under the continuous pressure of the yeast until finally the crust Is brokeu and the loaf divided into two. Then look at this broken crust of mother earth. In the early days a vast area embracing a great portion of Ifie interior of the American continent was covered with water. It was a great sea. All over the canyon fossil oyster shells proved this contention. The Grand canyon opened the waters of the inland sea rushed through in a tearing flood and carved the fantastic forms you now see." The questioner further inquired of Sir John, "No doubt this was all very remote, in the early ages of the World?" "Oh, no," said Sir John. "Modern, quite modern—not more than twenty or thirty million yeare ago!"—Leslie's Weekly. TRUE HORSE MARINES. They Helped Bolivar Out When He Was In Need of a Fleet. The Uanero of South America lives on horseback, trades, buys and sells on horseback, and during the war with Spain the ilaneros contributed much toward achieving the independence of both Venezuela and New Granada. In "Up the Orinoco and Down the Mag dalena" Mr. H. J. Mozans tells of an occasion when it was necessary for Bolivar's army to cross the Apure in order to engage Morillo. But Bolivar had no boats, and the Apure at this point was wide and deep. The Spanish flotilla was guarding the river at the point opposite to the patriot forces. Bolivar was in de spair. Turning to Paez. he said. "I would give the world to have the Span ish flotilla without it I can never cross the river." "It shall be yours in an hour," said Paez. Selecting 300 of his llanero lancers, all distinguished for strength and bravery, he said, pointing to the gun boats: "We must have these flecheras or die. Let those follow who please." At once spurring his horse, he dashed into the river and swam toward the flotilla. The Ilaneros followed him with their lances in their hands, now encouraging their horses by swim ming beside them and patting their necks, now shouting to scare away the crocodiles, of which there were hun-. dreds In the river. At last they reach ed the other side and sprang from their horses' backs on board the boats, headed by their leader. To the aston ishment of every one who beheld It, they actually captured the entire flo tilla. The Old, Old Problem. New times, new problems. Behold how even the old world is smitten with modernity and its horrors as re vealed In "Servantgalism or. What's to Become of the Missuses?" Servant Gal Oh, if you please, ma'am, there was one other thing i should like to 'ave settled. Lady—Yes? Gal—Where do yon go to the seaside in the summer? Because I couldn't go to a dull place or where the hair wasn't very bracing. For the enchanting picture that il lustrates this consult Punch, volume 24, 1853.—New York Tribune. Burning Up Gold. Burning a small piece of gold leaf Is a custom observed by the Chinese at ertain anniversary celebrations, and ii: is estimated that gold to the value $10,000,000 is destroyed annually in lis way. This estimate is based on i ie assumption that each individual of i total population of 440,000,000 burns .' each of two anniversaries a piece of -old leaf weighing .308 grain, making K total of 271,000,000 grains. A Ave dollar gold piece weighs 129 grains. Quite 8afe. "So he accepted a job like that, did 1 e? 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The famous if somewhat phantom personage Trester John, who for two or three centuries occupied so promi nent a place in the historic annals of Europe and in the minds of Europeans, was, from the most reliable accounts a Christian conqueror of enormous power and great splendor, who com bined the character of priest and king and ruled over vast dominions in the orient in the middle ages. He had, it was related, established a powerful em pire either in Asia or Africa, and won derful stories were told of his victo ries, his riches and his power. His mode of warfare, which was unique and entirely effective. Indicates an intimate acquaintance with ex plosives and combustibles. He pos sessed an army of life sized copper soldiers mounted on brazen horses, which were charged with explosive materials, projectiles and poisonous gas. This formidable array was mar shaled to the front and sp:it forth its deadly fumes and dangerous projec tiles with horrid effectiveness, making havoc in the ranks of the enemy. The first mention of this extraordi nary man. who appears and disappears from historic annals at long interval, occurs in the Chronicles of Otto, Bish op of Friesengen, who narrates Pres ter John's conquest of the Persians at Egbatana, in the extreme orient* in the year 1145.—Boston Herald. CREATING NEW STATES. Work That Congress May Do, but, Once Done, Cannot Undo. Several times it has been proposed to make two states out of the state of New York. In fact, resolutions have been introduced In the state legisla ture once or twice, but have died in committee. The purpose has been to include all of the present state south of Westchester county In a new state to be called (in one Instance) the state of Manhattan. North of the Bronx district the name of New York was still to be retained. The surrounding islands of the south—all those of Long Island sound. Long Island complete and all of the counties comprising New York city—were to be embraced within the new state of Manhattan. The creation of a new state confers a right that cannot later be abrogated and in this respect is unique in the establishment of political areas. After the people of the district In question have decided by vote that the carry ing out of a new state is desired, con gress passes upon the application. Dp to this point congress is supreme. Once, however, congress agrees t6 the Bew state creation and the new state becomes an established fact, then no power of the republic can undo what has been done by legislative act. No repeal can revoke the privileges of a law abiding sovereign state. 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It was soft or hard, as occasion demand ed it was plain with painted or em broidered cloth it was a hollow large balloon or a small light sphere. The German poets make frequent allusion to ball as a girl's game. It was de scribed as a first sport of summer. One writer observes, "When I saw the girls on the street playing ball then came to our ears the song of birds." The game was a favorite one with youths and maids, who would contend for the ball, that the one who gained It might throw it to the one loved best. —Kansas City Times. An Artist at Six. Amoig painters the prodigy of prodi gies was Sir Thomas Lawrence. One of his earliest pictures. It is said, was produced in 1775, quite early enough, for the lovely cherub who painted It was then six years old. He was get ting on in life, tottering on the vergo of twelve, when the quality crowded his studio at Bath. The fates were kind to the infant prodigy when they made his father landlord of the Black Bull, Devizes, the inn where fashion able men and women called for rest and refreshment on their way to the waters. At the Black Bull the prodigy made his first acquaintance with the great world which flattered him in aft er life and which he flattered on can vas.— St James' Uazette. A Pertinent Query. The drummer had been bragging about his achievements for a goodly time, and tinally the meek little man In the corner piped up. "Excuse me." he said, "but perhaps you can tell rue why you gentlemen are called drummersV" "Well, why shouldn't we be so called? We drum up trade, don't we?" was the retort "I know," said the meek little man, "but the drum Is not a wind Instru ment."—Harper's. Unchanged. 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