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Organize And Elect Officers.
Members of the different Build
ing Trades met Wednesday even
ing in Trades Council Hall and
reorganized the Building Trades
Council. For the past several
weeks the committee appointed by
Trades Council has been at work
getting the different unions to
gether and on Wednesday enough
members met to organize. They
will meet again next Wednesday
night and all unions connected with
the Building Trades are requested
to be present. The officers elected
are as follows and will serve for
the ensuing year.
G, F. Schwab, President.
A. D. Howard, Vice President.
Wm. Finfrock, Recording Sec
Chas. Hoesa, Secretary, Treas
B. Cowein, Sergeant.
Delegates to Trades Council,
Pickett, Schwab and Hoesa.
Doubt Follows Decision.
Cincinnati, Dec. 19.—It is feared
that the ruling of Federal Judge
Wm. L,. Day, in a charge to the
United States District court jury,
if upheld, will create a condition,
the like of which has not occured
in any other State with reference
to the operation of a workmen's
compensation law. The ruling was
in the case of a suit alleging dam
ages of $25,000 by a workman
against a Niles, Ohio, manufactur
ing concern, the concern having
complied with the provisions of the
State workmen's compensation law.
The court interpreted the law to
say that the "wilful act of negli
gence of an employer" renders an
employer liable. This opens the
door to a suit for negligence. One
of the results of the rulings is that
the plaintiff in this case has re
covered $14,000, despite the fact
that the defendant company paid
its premiums into the State com
pensation fund and was hence pre
sumed to have complied with the
provisions of the State law render
ing it immune from suit and ren
dering the State compensation fund
liable only for the siatutory com
pensation due to the disability of
the injured employee. The testi
mony developed the fact that dur
ing the construction of an ammo
nia tank at the factory the plaintiff
workman had warned the foreman
that a derrick cable was weak. A
short time later the derrick let fall
a plate on the plaintiff, causing the
injury for which he sued for dam
ages. Whether the foreman of the
construction company was wilfully
negligent in ignoring the warning
of the workman is the puestion on
which many similiar suits may be
brought. Citing this case and rul
ing the decision, it is believed will
have a far-reaching effect on suits
which, under the law, may be
brought against the employer for
wilful negligence in failing to take
precautions for insuring the safety
of employees.
Knocks Out commission.
Indianapolis, Dec. 19.—The bill
passed by the last legislature pro
viding for the appointment of a
commission to investigate condi
tions in this state for the purpose
of drafting a workmen's compensa
tion act to be presented at the next
declared legislature has been un
constitutional by tbe attorney gen
eral of the state. The measure, as
originally presented to the legisla
ture, was intended to be a work
men's compensation act, but the
legislature refused to consider it
and the body of the measure was
changed, providing only forthe ap
pointment of a commission. In
making the change the title of the
bill was not changed to conform
with the body of the bill and for
this rtason the attorney general
held that it was not valid. The
commission has held its first meet
ing and announced that the investi
gation would be continued with the
funds furnished by citizens.
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For Mother, Wife or^Sweetheart
will give free until Xnias, the Famous Chain Stitch Attachment
with every new Machine purchased at our Office. This Attachment
completes two machines in one, both lock and chain stitch for all
kinds of sewing. Railroad fare paid out of town buyers.
White Sewing Machine Co.
Bell Phone 627-X Home Phone 846-M
14 West Third Street
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Little Bits.
The foot bridge which was
erected on the site of the old Black
Street bridge is now completed and
woiking men and vomen who live
in that vicinity can again take the
short route to and from work.
Organizer Joseph Schmidt, who
who has been doing good work in
this territory for the Bakers and
Confectionery Workers, Union has
been in Springfield for the past few
days. He will attend the meeting
here of the local bakers on his re
The new contracts for the job
printers are being signed up by the
different unitn shops. The job
printers will get a $2 increase be
ginning with January 1st. The
scale is now $17.00 but will be in
creased to $19.00 after the first of
the year for eight hours work.
Wonder what increase the non-un
ion printers received for their 10
The A. C. E. Clrb is still giving
their Saturday night dances in
Jacob's Hall. The dance was well
attended last Saturday night and
the attendance is expected to be
much larger next Saturday. To
attend these dances you must join
the club and become a member
Good music by Prof. Schoup's Or
chestra is the big feature di awing
Hamilton Lodge, No. 241, In
ternational Association of Machin
istn wili give their 20th Annual
Dance in Goetker's Hall, Wednes
day Evening, Dec 31, (New Year's
Eve.) As usual the machinists
will give prizes to the most comic
masqued and the best dressed lady.
A full orchestra has been engaged
and a good time will be assured to
all who attend. All friends are
invited to come early and stay late.
Tickets are being retailed for 25c
and the ladies are free.
Dor't forget the big event of the
season. The Metal Trades Coun
cil will give their 4th Annual
Dance in Goetker's Hall Christ
mas Eve., Wednesday, Dec. 24th.
Prizes will also be awardea to the
dancers, The committee is making
extensive preparations to make the
dance a success. Brine your best
girl and let her flash her Christmas
Charies Rother a member of tne
Middletown Metal Polishers Union
was in this city Wednesday on
business. Charley at one time
worked in this city but lately he
embarked into the saloon business
in the paper city. We are informed
that he is making good in the sa
loon business and is the same good
scout among his friends. If you
make a trip to Middletown just get
off the car at the southend of town
and pay him a nice little visit.
Miss Ella M. Haas, Deputy State
Inspector of Worksh®ps and Fac
tories was in the city this week in
specting the different stores and
factories. Miss Haas has been with
the department for several years
and is one of the best inspectors in
the service, and knows the needs
of the working girls and women
who are employed in factories.
At the meeting of the Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks held
Tuesday nighf the first steps were
taken by the order to build a
temple. The committee will be ap
pointed in the near future and when
they are, the Building Trades
should get busy at once and see
that when the contracts are let that
union labor be specified.
The Blacksmith's and Helper's
Union held their first annual
Masque Dance Wednesday evening
in Goetker's Hall. The dance was
well patronized and the new union
realized a good sum. All of the
boys were on hand with their girls
and enjoyed themselves immensely.
A small strike occured this week
in one of the plumbing ^hops and
the men are still out. The plumb
ers say that several of the shops
were employing more apprentices
than they were allowed by the con
tract of the union. Committees
have been appointed to adjust the
differences and the men are likely
to return at any time.
Wm. Groeninger State Inspector
of plumbing was in the city Thurs
day. He inspected the Court
House, Y. M. C. A. building and
the East Hamilton school House
Another Label Factory.
London, Ont, Dec. 19.—In no
city in the Dominion has organized
labor made more notable advance
ment during the last six months
than in London, Ont. During that
time three of the largest cigar fac
tories, employing a large number
of workmen having unionized their
establishment and are now using
the cigarmakers' union label on
their output. This, added to the
large number of establishments pre
viously run under union conditions
has almost cleaned up this industry
in which many hundreds are em
ployed. The latest acquisition to
the roster of union factories in the
signing up of the Big Murray Shoe
Company, which will hereafter
place the union stamp of the Boot
and Shoe Workers' International
Union upon all its products. Lon
don, according to its population,
has probably the largest number of
union factories of any city in Can
ada, and there are now several
business establishments engaged in
various industries that are negoti
ating to unionize their shops with
the purpose of placing the label on
their products.
Sweeping Injunction.
Auburn, Dec. 19.—The Supreme
Court of the State has issued a
sweeping restraining order applied
for by the Auborn Draying Com
pany against the local unions of
Teamsters, Meat Cutters, Bakers,
and the Central Labor Union. It
seems that the Draying Company
was engaged in a general teaming
business and that the Central La
bor Union at the request of the
unions named, placed it on the un
fair list. The injunction restrains
the defendants from all the usual
activities, with the exception of
breathing, and also asks damages
in the sum of $700. The injunc
tion is of a stereotyped voluminous
character, and follows the usual
lines of courts in issuing restraining
orders against labor unions. The
unions involved have employed an
attorney and will meet the issue
before the courts.
aovernor Favorable.
Albany, N. Y. Dec. 19.—A con
ference with representatives of in
terests concerned in a workmen's
compensation act with Gov. Glynn
recently served to place the gov
ernor in an optimistic mood with
reference to securing this legisla
tion. It is stated that the bill will
provide for insurance through a
State fund, mutual companies, cas
ualty companies, and self insurance
by the corporations. The chief
differences heretofore have been
between the representatives of la
bor and the casulty companies.
Polish Printers Win.
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 19.—The
Polish Printers have won a victory.
A lockout occured about a month
ago ^n one of the Polish printing
offices, but a settlement has been
reached and a scale of wages sa'is
factory to the employes has been
established. Heretofore there was
no Polish Union, but the winning
of this contest has established a
strong one. The unionizing of the
Stereotypers also takes place and
ultimately the bookbinders will fol
low. Much credit is due to the
Polish employes, who stood firm
and the Typographical Union is to
be congratulated on its success in
winning^the fight.
Violates Immigration Law.
New Yjrk, Dec. 19.—The head
chief of the Ritz Carlton Hotel has
been fined $3,000 for violating the
immigration law, by .bringing three
assistants here under contract from
France. The accused pleaded guil
ty and asked for leniency because
he claimed the assistant chefs, who
came here under contract are 'ar
Hamilton Lodge No. 241 held
their regular meeting Tuesday
night a id elected the following offi
John Janser, Piesident
Phillip Knox, Vice President.
Jos. Strategier, Treasurer.
Edw. Butler, Financial Secretary
Alex Miller, Recording Secretary
Chas. Faller, Conductor.
Ted Smith, Inside Guard.
Delegates to Trades Council,
Chas Vaughn and John Janser.
Delegates to Metal Trades Coun
cil, John Janser, Phillip Knox and
Chas. Fallert.
Delegate to District No. 27,
Chas. Fallert.
Engineers Coming Over.
Vancouver, B. C., Dec. 19.—For
many years there has been an as
sociation of stationary engineers in
this city, but it has not been a rep
resentative labor organization. As
a consequence practically no prog
ress has been made. Some time
ago the members of this or,ganiza
tion decided that their proper place
was within an organization attached
to the general labor movement. In
accordance therewith there was
formed a local union attached to
the International Union of Steam
and Operating Engineers and a
goodly portion of the membership
of the old association became mem
bers. Since tha» time the new tin
ion has been growing rapidly until
only a fragment of the old assoc a
tion remains. The association's
only effort was directed toward the
securing of laws requiring engi
neers to be licensed by the state,
the matter of wages, hours, and
conditions of employment not hav
ing been dealt with in any way
whatsoever. The new organization
however, proposes to deal with
these questions.
Upholds Child Labor Law.
Washington, Dec. 19.—The Illi
nois Child Labor Law has been up
held as constitutional by the United
States Supreme Court in the case
of Arthur Beauchainp, a fifteen
year-old boy, who received a ver
diet of $4,500 from the Sturges and
Burn Manufacturing Company for
having his hand lacerated in a
press. Justice Hughes announc
ing the decision. The company in
its defense stated that the boy told
the company that he was over six
teen years of age, and being over
fourteen years of age should be
held responsible for his statement.
The court said the company em
ployed him at its peril.
Wants "Oleo" Regulation.
Washington, Dec. 19.—A bill
providing for the removal of in
ternal taxes en oleomargine, but
providing drastic regulation for its
manufacture and sale, has been in
troduced in the House by Repre
sentative Buchanan, of Texas.
The bill provides that oleomar
garine shall be known as "marga
rine" and that it shall be manufac
tured only in packages ranging in
weight from one-half to five
Co-operative Buying.
Dunkirk, N. Y. Dec. 19.—The
co-operative buying movement for
the purpose of reducing the cost of
living is taking root among the la
bor organizations in this city. The
Machinists' Union has already re
ceived and distributed among its
members two carloads of potatoes
and one cf flour. Another car of
potatoes is about to be distributed.
In addition the union is negotiat
ing for the purchase of a carload of
ham and bacon. The Blacksmiths
and Molders Union are also actively
er listed in the movement.
Union Label Conference.
Harrisburg, Pa. Dec. 19.-—Rep
resentatives of the union label
trades in Pennsylvania held a con
ference in Harrisburgh for the pur
pose of devising ways and means of
promoting an increased sale of un
ion-made products in the State.
This meeting was held under the
auspices of the Pennsylvania State
Federation of Labor and a good
attendance was present. It was
decided that the Pennsylvania Fed
eration of Labor establish a new
department to be known as the un
oq label advertising bureau, with
a special officer in charge, whose
whole time is to be occupied in the
work of adveitising and promoting
the sale of goods bearing the union
label. The central labor unions
throughout the State will be called
upon to assist in the carrying out
of this work. Decisioj was also
reached to hold a union label e^v
hibit in Philadelphia during the
convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor in that city next
Toronto Jewish Bakers.
Toronto, Can., Dec. 19.—The
members of the Jewish Bakers'
Union here are receiving a higher
rate of wages and better conditions
than the Gentile bakers. This is
accounted for by the fact that the
Jewish Bakers belong to their ac
credited international organization
while many of the Gentile bakers
have an organization purely local
in character. This statement in
dicates the difference existing be.
tween a local union that affiliated
with the general movement and
one that does not. The Jewish or
ganization is considered to be one
of the best in the city.
Teamsters Win Strike.
Seattle, Dec. 19. After a strug
gle that commenced last June the
Teamsters' Union has won the fight
against a number of transfer com
panies for an increase ia wages and
better working conditions. An
agreement has been reached in
which was embodied all the de
mands made by the Teamsters.
Since the differences have been ad
justed many of the transfer com
panies acknowledged that they
made a mistake when they decided
to adopt the open shop policy, they
having been led into that scheme
by specious arguments of certain
individuals who desired to start a
fight against organized labor.
Shopmen Win Out.
Decatur, III., Dec. 19.—The new
Wabash shops in this city were the
scene of a short strike recently due
to the employment of a non-union
machinist. Two hundred and fifty
men were involved and they resent
ed the employment of a strike
breaker, formerely employed on the
Illinois Central Railroad, At first
the management refused to accede
to the demands of the employees,
but after a two days' strike the
officials of the road conceded the
demands of the shopmen and they
returned to work.
Men's Furni
Nothing more appropriate for Christmas Gifts than good, stylish, sen
sible Men's Furnishings now. Stocks are complete. Therefore, do not
Sweater Coats For Men and Boys
Oxford, Navy, and Maroon, 50 to #7.50
Men's and Boy's Jerseys, warm comfortable and useful $1, $1.50 $2.50
The new Jumbo Knit or Rope Stitch Coat Sweaters $5, $6, $7.50
Nothing more appropriate for holiday gifts. Gloves put up in handsome
Christmas boxes. 50c, $1, $.150 and $2.00
Handsome Neckwear
Men's Fine All-Silk Four-in-hand Neckwear, handsome shading and colors
of every description, Every Necktie put up in a fancy box 25c and 50c
Give Hosiery and You Will Make No Mistake
Fine Silk Hosiery, all the new colors 25c
Pure Thread Silk Hosiery ^0c
Black or Natural Cashmere Hose. 25c
Umbrellas, Shirts, Initial Handkerchiefs, Pajamas
Suits, Suspenders, Fancy Suits, Sweaters
Merchandise Orders Issued
Banks, Factories, Insurance Companies, and many other employers of
help, give their workers our Merchandise Orders.
See Window ond Store Displays.
Home Stamps given with all Xmas Purchases.
When Piirchasine Bread See
Is On Every Loaf
The Union Label is a protection forthe
producers and consumers
Household Goods, Horses, Wagons, Jewelry,
etc. To be repaid as convenient.
Both Phones 28 208 S. Third St.
I he Lesal Rate Loan Co
A. Decorator,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glasfe.
Johnson's "Dull Kote" for walls and
ceilings, etc. Estimates cheerfully fur
nislied on all contract work.
e carry nothing but the best of quality at all times on the
above line of goods. No. 100 North Third St.
rll Phone 426-R Home Phone 597-A
Plenty of Toys for the Boys and Girls and for everybody. Selection
complete. We appreciate your patronage.
When you want Coal or Feed phone your or
der over our phones.
Central Ave. and Washington St. Bell -851-R Home 1808-Wt
High and Third Sts.
Voss' Stores

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