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Advertising rates made known on application FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1914. b.nttrtd at tht Postofixce at Hamilton, Ohto, ai Stcond CUui Mad,Matter. IMWU WEKIIT AT 826 MAKKBT mm, HAMILTON OHIO. HOME- TBLKPHONB 809. BBI-L I290-X. Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio. Endorsed by the Middletown Trades and Labor Council of Middlelown O Endorsed by the Labor Legislative League of Butler, Preble and Mont gomery Counties. Endorsed by Metal Trades Councl! oi Hamilton Ohio. THE State of Ohie this week has been deciaedly wet. WHAT workingman can go to the polls on November 3rd and conscien tiously vote his fellow workers out of a job? If you want to keep thousands of workingmen employed vote YES on the HOME RULE amendment and vote NO on the PROHIBITION amendment. THE Retail Clerks are going to make a fight on the stores through out the city that constantly open on Sunday. There are some stores oa North Third Street and a few on High Street that keep their places oped. The only reasons giv en are that the other fellow is keep ing epen and as long as he keeps open, I will do likewise. There is positively no excuse for these steres to remain open, because they make very few sales and furthermore it is unfair to the other stores. The clerks through their efforts have practically ail the large steres clos ed on Sunday and the proprietors are more than pleased to have them closed, but a few merchants who allow themselves to become "green eyed" because the other fellow sell a few more paper collars than he does, opens his stores. The clerks are going to ask the aid of Mayor Hinlcel and the city authorities and if these stores continue their unfair tactics, warrants will be issued a gainst them in the near future. The clerks are right in their move to close these stores. If all the large stores close it is no more than proper tbat the few who keep open should close also. The clerks do •ot want to go back to the old method of working on Sunday and they are going to go to ihe limit to close these stores. So beware, or somebody will get pinched. 0li our #p mm New customers every week I P1 J5c and 25c hosiery. 'ru. PROHIBITIONISTS Using I nfair Methods To Trick The Voters of Ohio The prohibitionists who are op posing the adoption of the Ohio Home Rule Amendment to the con stitution have been caught, red handed, in an attempt to trick the voters of the State through the cir culation of garbled copies of the amendment. They seem to have deceived a few lawyers and judges into ren dering more or less formal opinions, and these were placed in a ridicu lous light when opinions were pub lished by leading constitutional lawyers of the State—including Attorney-General Hogan. former Governors, Judson Harmon and James E. Campbell, Judge William I,. Day, former Attorney-General Wade H. Ellis, Lawrence Maxwell, Geo. B. Okey, John A. McMahon, and others. Immediately after the publicat ion of these opinions, those who had expressed themselves, after a hasty examination of the garbled copies of the amendment supplied by the Prehibitionists, began an in vestigation and the impudent at tempt to deceive the voters of the State was discovered. Expressions of disgust were heard in all quar^ ters—disgust that a group of agi tators who had assumed a "holier than-thou" attitude should resort to such underhand tactics. "I was astounded when proof of this wholesale lying was laid before me" commented Graham P. Hunt, general counsel and executive in charge of the Ohio Home Role Association. "The fact that the Prohibition ists resort to deliberate lying did not astound me. The amazing fea ture of the situation is that they would make such a brazen attempt to fool reputable lawyers and the people of the whole State. If ever an insult was aimed at the intelli gence of the Ohio voter by this group of agitators, this is it." The lawyers and judges who "bit" and were caught by the childish trick are in a decidedly embaratsi position. By using the "doctored" amend ment which they were furnished as a basis of their opinions, they ut tered decisions which are indeed amusing in the light of subsequent opinions handed down by the state's chief law officer and leading mem bers of the bar. The latter based their opinions on a true copy of the amendment, and they found that the amendment would only do two things—establish real home rule by annulling the Rose law, and make impossible state-wide prohibition without a vote cf the people. MARION'S LEAP FOR LIFE. On* of the Thrilling Feats of the Fa mous "Swamp Fox." General Marion was a native of South Carolina, and the theater of bis military exploits was the coast region of that state. He was slender and uot very tall, and lie rode when in service an extremely swift footed and power ful horse. When in fair pursuit noth ing could escape and when in flight nothing could overtake hitn. Once he was almost surrounded by a party of British dragoons and bad to take ref uge in a cornfield. The field, which lay several feet lower than the adjoining laud, had formerly been part of the marsh. General Marion entered it at the upper side the dragoons who were in chase of him leaped the fence also, and were only a short distance behind him. His only possible way of escape was to leap the fence at the lower side. To drain the field of its superfluous water a trench had been cut round that part of the field four feet wide and four feet deep. The mud and clay removed in cutting the ditch made a bank on its Inner side, and on the top of the bank was a fence In all. the top of the fence was nearly eight feet above the level of the field, and the ditch, four feet wide, ran parallel with it on the farther side. The dragoons knew the nature of this obstacle, and believed that it was impossible for their enemy to pass it Accordingly, they pushed forward with loud shouts of exultation, calling out to him to sur render or perish by the sword. Marion, however, spurred his horse to the charge. The noble animal, as if conscious that his master's life was in dancer, annroa^hed the barrier in hip uu: Oi Xii£ iiiuL Jiszu District In the interest of your pocket-book you ought to. We had a number of new customers last week. Must be a reason for it. GIRLS' SCHOOL SHOES, Gun Metal, button, good wearers, at $1, $1.15, $1.35, $1.65, $1.85, $2.25 U MAGE PATER'S Atyx a THIS LABEL 19 ALWAYS IN THE BEST CLOTHING, HATS AND HABERDASHERY DR. E. L. HENES DENTIST OverBeeler'i Drug Store, 134 High St. finest style and, with a bound that was almost supernatural, cleared the fence and ditch completely and recovered himself without loss of time on the other side. Marion instantly wheeled about, discharged his pistol at the as tonished dragoons and then, turning his horse and bidding them good morn ing, departed. If the height of the leap is authentic it must be the most remarkable per formance ever made by a horse under saddle, for it is almost exactly the equal of the highest Jump on record, made by the famous Heatherbloom. and that, of course, was made from the level and carefully prepared take off of a race track, which is a very different matter from the loose and heavy soil of a cornfield. The story may have grown a little in the mouths of General Marion's admiring men. but the in cident was clearly enough one of the most remarkably narrow escapes ever made by that daring and resourceful soldier, who was famous for his clever ness in wriggling again and again out of the clutches of the enemy.—Youth's Companion. Taking Warning. Zoroaster, the revealer, visited the place of eternal fires. There, in a group of kings, lie saw one with a single foot He turned to the master. "Why," he asked, "is the king muti lated "In all his life," the mighty one re plied, "he performed but one kind act Seeing a camel tethered with so short a rope that it could not reach the trough in which its food was placed, this king kicked the vessel where the hungry one could feed from it. For this good deed his foot passed into heaven and the rest of him was thrown here." They walked on. "No good deed is wasted," said the master.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Only Told the Truth. When he was a student at Heidel berg John Sharp Williams was regard ed as having the most robust Imagina tion in the student body. That truth is stranger than fiction, however, was proved one day at his boarding place, when the future United States senator chanced to describe the kind of pota toes he had been raised on in his na tive Mississippi. They were so unlike potatoes as the German people knew them that the whole proposition was beyond belief. Yet John Sharp had done nothing but describe the ordinary sweet potato of every day commerce. —New York Sun Food of the Barn Owl. The barn owl is one of the most bene ficial of the birds of prey, since it feeds almost exclusively on small mammals that injure farm produce, nursery and orchard stock. It eats pocket gophers, field mice, common cats, house mice, harvest mice, kangaroo rats and cotton rats. It occasionally captures a few birds and insects. This species of owl should be protected throughout Its en tire range A Natural Question. Our small daughter is very fond of her bath, writes a contributor to Har per's Magazine, but she objects vigor ously to the drying process. One day, while we were remonstrat ing with her, she said: "Why, what would happen, mamma, If you didn't wipe me dry? Would I get rusty?" Natural Animosity. "I saw a most unusual sight of har mony at the dock this morning." "What was It?" "And old seadog getting on finely with a catboat"—Baltimore American. Quite a Difference. The Serious Girl—I always work to be engaged at a higher salary than the year before. The Frivolous Girl—And I always try to be engaged to a higher salary thnn the year before.—Judge. HELP OTHER UNIONS. Organized Workers Should Spread the Gospel of United Effort. If the member gets into the habit of looking at all matters from the stand point of the benefit of his union and gets into the habit of regular attend ance and steady work in its behalf he is then no longer content to be merely a union member, but becomes a union man he has become Inoculated with the desire to do something for the la bor cause. And about that time he will realize that he owes a duty to his fellow workers in other crafts who may or may not have succeeded in their organized effort as well as his associates in his own craft. It doesn't take a very deep philoso pher to reason out that when one be comes a member of organized labor, that is to. say, a sincere and. earnest ie Store llifct You 2£oiiey 1914 YOUR BUY WORD? and $2.50. Every pair warranted. BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES, Pater guarantee back each pair at $1.35, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50 DOUBLE GOLD BOND STAMPS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PoIah 421 South I Only $2.18 for Men's Tan dlvF) Second St. and black moulder shoe. member who-wants fo see the "move ment succeed not only for his benefit, but for others, and who is willing to give some effort for its success, that every time anything is done to strengthen a sister union in any other craft, so muclj. more, strength is added •'._•••»-• Now of is the to the total force of organized Tabor, which must be, directly or Indirectly, a benefit to every unit of that force. It Is our duty to help other unions at every possible opportunity. First we must help them to organize In our home communities. We must seek out the workers In the uporganized trades and help to add them to the forces of organized labor. We must aid the partially organized trades and make them stronger. We must never be content so long as there is a craft or a man outside the ranks of organized labor. In this way we shall help those trades that are purely local, such as the building trades, and that may not have the benefit of a union label, and to whom we may render the most val uable and timely assistance. Then there are the other vrade union labels, whioh perhaps may not have local unions in our home community, but whether they do or not, every time we patronize their labels we are boosting our own union stamp. When by purchasing a union label suit of clothes we employ a union garment worker In New York we are giving the union garment, worker the wages with which to purchase a union stamp pair To push your business, and Good Printing which compels the attention of the public Helps Business We believe our work will help your busi ness, for it is executed in the highest de gree of the art known to printers. Cards, Tickets, Labels, C.hecks, Tags, Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill Heads, Statements, Envelopes, Folders, Cata logues, Booklets, Programs, Circulars, in fact anything in the printing line will be skillfully produced at this office. Estimates Cheerfully Furnished on all grades of Printing Nonpareil Printing Company 326 MARKET STREET Time of shoes, and this same reasoning ap plies to every other trade union label, each of which every member of this union should support to the utmost.— Shoe Workers' Journal. 8hoe Workers Busy. Reports from American manufactur ers show a boom in various lines of industry as a result of |he. European war. Several thousand shoe workers in St. Louis have returned to their ma chines in the factories of the Interna tional Shoe company, which were closed two weeks ago following the declaration of war by Germany. It is estimated that 0,000 additional men will be put to work in the plant of the Hamilton Brown Shoe company. Three new shoe factories will be built at Salem, Mass. Experts in the shoe trade say that the arinH in Europe will re quire 14,000,000 pairs of shoes a month. THE MUSICIANS' UNION. Wonderful Growth of This Organiza tion In Recent Years. That our readers may fully under?, stand the progress made by the Ameri can Federation of Musicians, writes v tj £J lv\'. tern Owen Miller, general secretary^ it were well perhaps to mention from what a small acorn this great oak grew. When this organization was char tered by the American Federation of Labor, Oct. 10, 189G, It had on its roster nineteen locals with about 1,000 members. On the first of September, 1913, it had on its roster 049 locals, with over 0.000 members. On Sept. 1, 1914. there were thirty-live times as many locals and forty times as many members as were enrolled in October eighteen years before. Since Sept. 1, 1913, there have been chartered thirty-eight locals, seven have lapsed, three have "failed to qualify, and four amalgamated, a total loss of twelve, leaving in good standing 075 locals, and about 04,000 members. Proof. "Her father thinks a great deal of you." "Buhl He refused me her blind In marriageP' "That proves It"-*-Houston Post To try things oft and never to girt over doth wonders.—Lord Bacon.