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The Co-operative Trades and La
bor Council met Tuesday night in
regular session with President John
Few presiding and 42 delegates be
ing present.
The credentials of J. J. Foley and
Chas. Cork of Iron Molder's Union,
B. H. Pitman of Horse Shoers'
Union, and George Besselman of
^ion Molders Union No. 283 wtre
read received and delegates in*
Brother Wick, of the Plumber's
TJnion was admitted as a visitor.
Mell Hawthorn, was admitted to
the meeting to state his case with
the Machinists Union. The mat
ter was referred to the Machinists
lor adjustment.
The employes of the Pacific Light
And Power Company of California
who are on strike appealed for fin
ancial assistance. The letter was
The Secretary of the Picnic com
mittee reported that everything
pertaining to the picnic was pro
gressing nicely and all sub-com
mittees were at work. The Mid
dletown union will be down and
take part in the parade.
The committee appointed to go
to Middletown to urgue the unions
in that city to become affiliated
with the Ohio Federation of Labor
reported that they have not visited
them on account of the bad railroad
connections. They asked for more
time which was extended.
The executive committee report
ed that they met several days ago
and considered the proposition of
building a labor temple. The ex
ecutive committee visited several
of the different unions and they are
favorable to the proposition.
A letter was read from President
J. T. Carey of the Brotherhood of
Paper Makers in reply to Secretary
Hill's letter asking for information
on government work. The sam
was received and referred to the
Executive committee.
A committee of three was ap
pointed to visit the new grocery
store on south Third street in ref
erence to carpenters who worked
on the job. Finfrock, Hartman
and Betcber were appointed.
Weiss, Strategier and Etzler
were appointed on a committee to
visit Siifer Brothers.
The Labor Day Picnic Committee
meets every Thursday, at 7:80
m. in Trades Council Hall.
The committees appointed by
President Few are as follows.
Refreshments.—Chas. Vaughn,
Robert Shiering, Frank Mooar, Sam
Hiltpolsteiner, A. P. Lombard, Jos
Stoker, Mrs. Vaughn, Mrs. Fin
frock, Mrs. Weatherby.
Printing and Advertising.—Ed.
Etzler, George Mayer, Frank Coch
ran, Fred Schwab and Jos. Strat
Amusements.— Edw. Weiss, Ed
Sims, A. D. Howard, Elmer Hall,
David Linn, Geo. A. Hill, Henry
Betcber, A. Erbs.
Music.—Wm. Finfrock, John
Hartmsm, Henry Janser.
The committee will meet every
Thursday night in Trades Council
Hail at 7:30 P. M.
Polisher's Held Big Meeting.
Local Metal Polishers' Union
met Wednesday night in regular
session. The meeting throughout
was interesting and the members
were enthusiastic until adjourn
Tire Polishers decided to turn out
Labor Day, and if they do as well
in the parade this year as they have
in the past they will be one of the
big features.
George Kraft was elected dele
gate to the Cincinnati convention
which meets August 18. In select
ing Kraft they will be well repre
sented at the convention. Frank
Mooare was elected alternate.
Peter Frinkler was elected Horse
Marshal for the Labor Day parade
The attendance of the polishers
was a litte better than usual.
Bids will be received by Charles
Vaughn, Chairmen of the Refresh
ment Committee for Labor Day,
for Frankfreuters, Fresh Sausage
and Ice Cream, within the next
two weeks. Send bids to Charles
JJ. Vaughn, 721 Buckeye street.
Elided Grand Marshal Of
Charles Vaughn, one of the most
popular and hustling men in the
city has again been selected by the
Labor Day Picnic Committee as
Grand Marshal of the Parade.
It is no easy task to get the Mar
shals together to line up the parade
on Labor Day. That is one reason
why the committee again selected
Vaughn, he knows just what to do
to make the parade a success and
when he is on the job he always
makes good. Vaughn is a hustler
from the word go and he has al
ready asked the unions to appoint
their marshals and to meet with
him, which will be done immediate
ly. Charlie has always made a fine
showing in the parade line as in
everything else he has undertaken
and he is not going to fall down
this year. He promised the com
mittee a larger and better parade
than has ever been held tn Hamil
ton before. He has also been se
lected by the Democrats as their
candidate for Councilman at Large
but he is not going to let this in
terfere with the Labor Day parade-
Chester Park.
For'the last week in July, Man
ager I. M. Martin has arranged for
some bright and new spots in
Chester Park's programne and un
less his promises fail, the week will
prove to be one of the most enjoy
able of the season. The time has
come when the summer crowds
have actually formed the habit of
going to the clubhouse for their
meals and to the bathing beach and
band concerts, so that it remains
for Colonel Martin to supply the
extra trimmings to add to a further
enjoyment of the regular features
The vaudeville bill for the coming
week looms up as novel and enter
taining. The performances are
given twice daily in the opera house.
Colonel Martin is constantly in
touch with the novelties which are
supplied to the cabarets in New
York and Chicago and these are
transferred to Chester as soon as
they have proven their merit.
The bathing beach is now open
every day from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Dr. J. Rettrich, physical instructor
at Woodward High School, has
swimming classes every morning.
Condemns aovernor Foss.
Boston, Mass., July 25.—Gov.
Foss was condemned by the execu
tive board of the Massachusetts
State Federation of Labor at its
meeting in Boston for his attitude
toward the employes in the Hyde
Park Plant. The Governor has re
fused to arbitrate the differences at
issue and has also refused to permit
the State Board of conciliation and
arbitration to bring about a meet
ing between himself and his em
ployes. The Board also indorsed
the position of the strikers and
made provisions to assist the strik
ers' committee and gives all possi
ble support. It was later learned
that the companies with which
Ggv. Foss is interested are to either
move their machinery plants or
install new ones in Canada with the
intention of carrying on their ma
chinery manufacturing business in
Barbers Win.
Joplin, Mo., July 25.—The bar
bers union in this city had an un
derstanding with the proprietors of
barber shops that an increase in
wages would be granted, but when
it came tp paying the increase the
employers refused. Finally, the
barbers notified all proprietors that
the increase must be paid on a cer
tain day or a strike vote would be
taken. As a result, every employ
er, save one, then paid the increase
The barbers, through this contro
versy, have secured substantial im
Little Bits.
The Amusement Committe of the
Labor Day Picnic contracted this
week with the A. L. Due Fire
Works Company for a large dis
play of Fireworks. Many new set
pieces and more new shells have
been ordered than ever before.
The public has never been disap
pointed with the display of fire
works on Labor Day and they will
not be disappointed this year.
Charles Vaughn, announced this
week that he will be one of the
democratic candidates for Council
man at Large. Charlie is circu
lating his petitions among the vot
ers and" is busy outlining his cam
paign. We don't see how Vaughn
can loose, everybody knows him.
Charles Wilkins is a candidate
for Treasurer of the City of Hamil
ton on the Citizens' Ticket and
Charles E. Davis is a candidate on
the same ticket fo Clerk of the
Municipal Court. Both are mem
bers of the Carpenters Union and
are confident of winning the plums.
And J. Thomas (Duckey) Welsh
son of the famous Comical Welsh
of Ward Four is a candidate for
Clerk of the Municipal Court on
the Democratic Ticket. Duckey is
a member of the Local Bartenders'
Union, and has many friends
among the young voters through
out the city.
John Brannon has announced
himself a candidate for Clerk of the
Municipal Court on the Democratic
ticket. John was a member ef the
Printer's Union but has not work
ed at the trade for 15 years. He
predicts himself a winner for the
A Monster Mass meeting #11! be
held Saturday night, on the Court
House Square by the socialists to
tell who is holding up the pay of
the city employes. The meeting
will be very interesting if the pro
gram is caried out.
Wm. O. Chase a member of the
Machinist's Union was in Hamilton
for one hour Wednesday morning
Chase, formerly lived in Dayton
but he is now located with his fam
ily in Chicago. A few years ago
Chase was employed in this city
organizing the Machinists.
Driven From Town.
Kansas City, Mo., July 25.—The
local labor paper, The Herald says
In a letter to Secretary John
Smith, President Wood, of the
Missouri State Federation of Labor
tells an interesting story of his ex
perience at Festus. Several hun
dred glasswokers are on strike, and
President Wood was endeavoring
to secure a settlement of the diffi
culty. One hundred and fifty
strike-breakers, at the behest of
some of the so-called respectable
element of the town, who are un
doubtedly in the employ of the cor
poration went to the hotel where
President Wood was stopping, but
only for the landlady's son inter
posing they would undoubtedly
have taken his life. Wood had to
leave the corporation-ridden town
betweed two days. The strike
breakers were led by the local po
lice judge."
Quarry Workers.
Barre Vt. July 25.—The Quarry
Workers and Paving Cutters of Red
Granite Wis., have been on strike
since May 1 for the reduction in
hours from nine to eight, about 500
men being affected. The compan
ies have resorted to every known
method to secure the return of the
workmen as individuals, but have
been unsuccessful. Strike break'
ers were brought in, but they did
not take kindly to the Red Grantte
quarries and quit after a few days
The employers appear to have con
trol of the village board of Re
Granite, and since the strike the
board has flooded the quarry sec
tions of the country with the cir
culars depicting the so called ad
vantages of Red Granite for work
men engaged in this class of work
The Quarry Workers' International
Union advises that quarry workers
should give Red Granite a wide
bearth until an adjustment has been
Cannot Be Given Employment
Columbus, Ohio., July 25.—As
result of an error just discovered
which crept into the new child la
bor law it will be unlawful to em
ploy girls under 18 years of age.
In drafting the act the intention
was to make it provide all girls
should go to school up to 16 and if
they went to work between that
age and 18 they would be required
to give certificates showing certain
educational attainments. The leg
islature will have this mistake to
Pater's New Front.
Workmen are busily engaged at
Clem Pater's Shoe Store putting in
new front and remodeling the
store room. While the work is
going on there is no interruption
in business and the same good
shoes will be sold to all who take
advantage of our bargains. Give
us a call. Four two one South
Lawn Fete Successful.
The Lawn Fete given by the
Woman's Union Label League at
the residence of Mrs. Vaughn, 721
Buckeye street was well attended
and a neat little sum realized. The
City Band furnished the music.
Gov. Crue of ^Oklahoma is'keen
in his executive capacity in vetoing
legislation in favor of labor. He
has vetoed the full crew measure,
passed by the Legislature, and in
his veto message he valiantly takes
the side of the railrtads in their op
position to this law, and asserts
that the railroads 'are better qual
ified to determine the manner in
which they operate their trains
than are the Legislature, the labor
ing people, or the Governor."
The Department of Labor and
Industry Is now established in
Pennsylvania, and Professor John
Price Jackson has been appointed
the head of the newly created
department. This new department
absorbs the old department of fac
tory inspection, and is authorized
to investigate the conditions of all
workmen in factories, the health of
the workers, and general conditions
surrounding workshops. The sal
ary of the new department head is
fixed at $8000 per annum.
During the recent convention of
the National Association of Sheet
Metal Workers (employers) a reso
lution was introduced to strike
from the list of principles of the
association that of the 'open shop.'
The motion to adopt this resolution
was lost by a vote of 50 to 2. This
being an Employers' Association it
could not be expected that it could
be pried loose from its moorings
where it is in excellent company
with the Parry, Post and Kirby flo
tilla of union-busting gunners.
A delegation of workingmen
from the Mare Island Navy Yard
will have an hour's conference with
Secretrry of the Navy Daniels
when he visits that yard this month
This conference is in line with the
announcement of Daniels that be
would accord the mechanics every
opportunity to present their claims
for more pay, and for more repre
sentatives on the wage board that
regulates pay. At both the Mare
Island and Bremerton Navy Yards
considerable dissension has arisen
relative to the severarl systems of
premium work favored by the de
partmen, and an effort will be made
at the conference with the Secre
tary. It is claimed that the recent
heavy layoff in the sheet metal
shop has something to do with the
unwillingness of the men to agree
to the Halsey premium plan.
Merely Microbe.
"Do you believe that love Is doe to
"I know it is."
"How do you know?"
"One calls on my daughter four times
a week, and she Is beginning to fall in
love."—Houston Post.
Partially Successful.
"Didn't I hear you fire something at
that yowling cat early tills morning?'
"Yes I threw the confounded alarm
clock at it."
"Hit the beast?"
"No, but I got rid of the alarm clock
•-Boston Transcript.
Work is not a man's punishment,
is his reward and his strength.—George
Jp "t
Weedon Grossmith Proved It to Henry
Irving's Satisfaction.
In "From Studio fo Stage" Weedon
Grossmith tells us of his invitation to
play Jacques Strop to Henry Irvine's
Robert Macaire. He says it took his
breath away. Irving told him that he
had received good reports of the young
actor from Booth and Jefferson In
America anu arranged to pay him £10
week if that would be enough.
"I didn't tell him that I would have
played the part for nothing and have
willingly given a premium to have
done ho (if I had had the premium). I
josltively received £10 a week to bo in
structed in the art of acting by the
greatest actor of our time! It was
worth hundreds to me both from an
artistic and a business point of view.
The pains and trouble Irving took with
every one over the slightest detail were
remarkable. I admit he was very try
ing at times, especially when I was
doing something quietly humorous—or,
rather, nothing—and he would gaze on
me very solemnly and say, "That's not
funny, my boy. You must do some
thing funny there.'
I proved to him, however, on the
first night that sitting perfectly still
on the staircase looking the picture of
misery was decidedly funny at least
the audience thought so—so much so
that the great chief said to me after
ward, 'What were you doing on the
staircase that made the audience
laugh so much?'
"'Nothing.' I replied.
'All right, my boy do it again,' ho
When You Yawn You Expel It, So Don't
Be Afraid to Yawn.
With ordinary breathing the lungs
are not completely filled with air, nor
are they entirely emptied every time
you exhale during natural respiration.
This leaves a quantity of dead air in
the lungs, generally away down in the
lower lobes. This is called "residual
air, and after it stays there awhile and
becomes foul nature casts about for
some means to make you get rid of it
The yawn is the thing, so nature
makes you yawn. You open your
mouth to its fullest extent, throw back
your head, strain with the back mus
cles of the jaw, and you can then feel
your lungs move as they force out all
the foul air and take in fresh. In this
manner are the lungs actually venti
Yawning al§o ventilates the air pas
sages in the mouth, throat and upper
portion of the chest leading to the
lungs. And again yawning is really an
aid to hearing.
The cracking sound which you so of
ten hear when giving an extra big
yawn Is due to the stretching and open
ing of the eustachian tubes. These
tubes communicate between the ears
and the back of the throat If they
are congested, which happens when
you have a bad cold in the head, people
complain of deafness.
If you feel inclined to yawn then do
so. It is nature's way of cleaning ont
your lungs and air passages. New
York American.
Curing Wood.
Wood has contagious diseases! A
stick of wood irf a lumber yard may
be sick and infect other timbers, which
later may develop the disease when
they are supporting great weights In a
new building. Some of the diseases are
so contagious that in a building they
will jump several feet across masonry
or brick to some stick of healthy wood
Cures have been discussed by the
American Society of Mechanical En
glneers. Most of the diseases are va
rieties of dry rot caused by fungus
and most of the varieties of the dry rot
fungi cannot stand heat much over 100
degrees, so the most likely cure is to
close a building up tight, if any beams
are infected, and heat it up to 120 or
140 degrees. Even this is not always
successful, for ends of beams are bur
led in the outer brick walls, and the
heat may not reach them.—Exchange.
"Tillie," he said, "I had a strange
dream the other night. I dreamed that
I started to say something to a certain
pretty girl and she stopped me. 'No,
George,' she said, 'you mustn't tell me
you love me—not yet anyway. Wait
till I weigh 133 pounds!'
"One hundred and thirty-three
pounds!" exclaimed the lovely maiden
to whom he was telling his dream
"Why, George, that's exactly what
What could George do, even with his
story unfinished, but 'fess up!—Chi
•ago Tribune.
Sharpens Scissors.
Hold a needle firmly by the head be
tween the thumb and first finger and
with the scissors in the right hand cut
back and forth on the need he, as
though trying to cut the needle in two
After several cuttings the scissors will
be found very sharp.—National Maga
Both Sides.
First Commuter—Ifs a perfect little
gem. It has been the ambition of my
life to buy a nice little place in the
country. Second Commuter—Well,
once felt that way myself. At present
it's the ambition of my life to sell
nice little place in the country.—Puck.
The Flax Expert.
Parvenu (going over his estate with
his steward)—The flax Is very shot
this year. Seems to me the.v will on I
be able to make children's shirts wlti
it—Fliegende Blatter.
If there were no clouds
e n o y e s u n O S
John A.
Prices Used to Soar Sky High In the
Cafe Anglais In Paris.
In the palmy days of its existence
tho Cufe Anglais in Paris was greatly
affected by wealthy Americans. In
this resort the charges soared sky high,
and it was considered bad form to ask
the price of anything on the menu.
You simply ordered what struck your
fancy and were expected to pay smil
ingly when the bill was presented.
Julius Chambers was invited by a
friend to dine there once, and in the
Brooklyn Eagle he tells of his experi
Being asked to order the dinner for
my friend, I made it as simple as pos
sible. A bisque soup, salmon with
young potatoes, one small capon with
fine herbs, asparagus, tarts, Camein
bert cheese and coffee. My friend did
not drink wine, and I ordered for my
self a bottle of 'the red wine of the
New York for about $4."
'iH ii
Giving Himself Away.
"Here, ma." requested the boy. hur
rying in from school before time,
"hang my jacket up behind the stove.
"Is it wet?"
"No. but teacher sent me home to
tell yon to warm my jacket for me."—
The Logic of It.
Kelly—If yez foorce me to pay that
Eofo now I can't pay it O'Brine—But
If I wait till yes pay it I'll nlvtr git It!
I hereby announce myself as
a candidate for
On the Democratic ticket, subject to the Dem
ocratic Primaries to be held Tuesday,
September 2nd, 1913
Everything was excellent, and I
fully expected the bill to be 80 to 100
francs ($20). Imagine my horror, there
fore, when the bill was 300 francs.
Sixty dollars! I was indignant, al
though my host merely laughed. I sent
for the maitre d'hotel and demanded
an itemized bill. He was very indig
nant said such a request was unheard
of. After much delay the 'addition' ap
peared. 1 only remember that it added
up all right and that the charge for the
chicken was $20 and $1 for the wine
(worth about GO cents*. My host only
smiled and gave the waiter a napoleon
'A Chicago acquaintance came to me
one afternoon not long after the above
experience, his eyes bulging and his
temper high. lie said he had gone to
the Cafe Anglais, ordered luncheon, be
ginning with cold salmon. A whole
fish was brought and after a small
first helping he liked it so well that he
took a second spoonful. lie noticed
that the fish was not taken from the
table when the rest of his meal was
brought When he got his bill he was
charged for the whole salmon—(»C
francs ($12). He was assured it was a
rule of the house that a second helping
indicated he wanted the entire fish, and
a charge of that kind was made.
"I laughed at him, and the more 1
laughed the angrier he got. His lunch
eon cost him $23, and he could have
had the same at the best restaurant in
Very Unusual.
"You newspaper fellows are ordina
rily hard pressed for funds, are you
not?" asked the genial stranger.
Our natural pride forbade us to agree
with this outsider's conclusion. So we
"Why—er—not necessarily. What
makes you think so?"
"I'll tell you. I am acquainted with a
member of your profession, and a line
chap he is too. The other day 1 want
ed to talk to him, so I called him up
on the phone and asked him if he
would lunch with me. He accepted,
and at the appointed hour we sat at
the tabla 1 opened the conversation
'Well, what's the news? Anything
unusual in your line?'
'Yes,' answered the reporter*—
this!' "—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Lost Leader Writer.
The story is told that when the new
proprietor of the London Times first
went over the building in Printing
House square he saw a door covered
with cobwebs which wouldn't open.
After they had waited a long time an
aged caretaker was found burdened
with enormous keys, one of which
fitted the rusty lock, and after great
straining turned it Inside were dust
and ashes and cobwebs and—a skele
ton! It was leaning over a table with
a pen in Its bone fingers. "What on
earth is this?" the.v asked. "Oh. I re
member hearing that in my great
great-grandfather's days they lost one
of their leader writers." said the old
key bearer. "lie must have got locked
inf'-^London Sketch.
Moving a Billiard Table.
Probably the most remarkable jour
ney ever made from Cattaro to Ce
tlnje, In Montenegro, was that of an
English billiard table. Fifty sturdy
porters were required to carry the ta
ble over the mountain, and a pilot
stood astride it to shout directions as
to how best to get round awkward cor
ners. The building In which it was
housed retained the name of "Blg
llardo" when converted into govern
ment offices and parliament house
many years later.
Maddened the Cabbies.
There lived one time in England a
womar who was known as the "cab
men's terror." She was a Mrs. Cuy
ler, who knew the distance between
any two given points in London and
always tendered the exact fare with
out a farthing over. Irate cabbies
sometimes disputed the distance or
even carried the affair into court but
the "cabmen's terror" always won.—
London Tatler.
More Scientific.
I can't pet that woman to take any
fresh air," complained the young phy
"You don't word your advice prop
erly," said the old doctor. "Tell her to
perambulate daily in the park, taking
copious inhalations of ozona"—Wash
ington Herald.
In the Near Future.
"You take great care not to be run
"Got to I'm afraid I'll forfeit my
f^lestrlan's license"—Txulsvllle Cou
Self conquest is the greatest victory.
Jean Richepin's Flight From a Life of
Drudgery to Fame.
The story of how Jean Blchepin
came to adopt a literary career is pic
turesque. For some time he had pick
ed up a precarious livelihood by doing
odd jobs," including such prosaic oc
cupations as that of bootblack and
casual porter on the Quai Marseilles.
One day he was engaged by a gentle
man to carry to the railway station a
leavy trunk. Arrived at the station,
there was an instant mutual recogni
tion. They were old college chums.
'What are you doing here?" asked
his friend.
'Carrying your trunk, I believe," said
"Why do you do this?"
"Because I must."
"Where do you live?"
"Come and see." replied Ricbepln.
The future dramatist took his friend
to his dwelling—a miserable room in
an attic in the poorest quarter of the
town. Upon the table lay scattered
heaps of manuscripts—Jean's incur
sions in the realms of poetry when
the more prosaic duties of the day
were over. Looking through them, his
friend was astounded at their quality.
Why do you carry trunks and blacken
boots when you can do work like
this?" he asked. Richepln had never
given the matter a thought. He had
never deemed these products of Idle
hours worthy of publication. Pub
lished they were, however, in a very
few weeks and created an Immense
sensation. From that moment .Tean
Richepln never looked back.— West
minster Gazette.
Their Points of View Couldn't Agree
Hence the Clash.
When the tall girl found the mistress
of the six room flat washing dishes she
asked what had happened to Mary.
"Mary has left," said the housekeep
er. "I insulted her yesterday morning
at 10 o'clock, and at 11 she packed lier
trunk and skipped.
"We had a row over toothbrushes.
Mary exhibited an unparalleled interest
in toothbrushes. Every brush sha
came to was taken up and turned over
and over and commented on admiring*
ly or the reverse.
"Finally she came to mine. 1 could
see at once that she liked it
'Whose is this?' she asked, I
"'Mine,' I said.
"She [toured out a glass of water and
dipped the brush in.
'Oh, well,' she said, 'I won't be
afraid to use it, then.'
"For a moment 1 stood there literally
stupefied, but soon I saw that prompt
action was necessary, and I caught
Mary's arm in a painful ^rasp.
'Put it down this instant,' I com
manded. 'Put it down.'
"Mary drew back and withered me
out of the corner of her eye.
'Dear me.' she said, 'how touchy
some folks are! I never work for
touchy folks.'
"And so we parted. She seemed un
able to get my point of view on tooth
brush etiquette, and I seemed unable
to get hers, so we thought it best to
sever our relations."—New York Times.
Wren's Bomb For St. Paul's.
St Paul's—old St. Paul's—once knew
the effect of a bomb that actually ex
ploded. After the great fire it was at
first thought that the ruins might be
repaired, but too much damage having
been done it was decided to pull the
fabric down—a task In which many
lives were lost. To put an end to the
tedious work Wren hit upon the idea
of inclosing eighteen pounds of gun
powder in a wooden box and explod
ing it under the central tower. The re
sult was to lift the arches some nine
Inches, so that the ruins "suddenly
jumping down made a great heap of
ruin In the place without scattering."
The a-chltect proudly boasted that his
powder box had lifted 3.000 tons and
8©veLthe labor of 1,000 men.—London!

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