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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
New customers every week I P1
J5c and 25c hosiery.
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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
PoIah 421 South I Only $2.18 for Men's Tan
dlvF) Second St. and black moulder shoe.
member who-wants fo see the
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
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
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.
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.
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
tj £J
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.
"Her father thinks a great deal of
"Buhl He refused me her blind In
"That proves It"-*-Houston Post
To try things oft and never to girt
over doth wonders.—Lord Bacon.

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