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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1917.
KnUred at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, at
Second Class Mail Matter.
tSBCBD WBKLI AT 826 MAIKBT BT*KBT.
BOMB TELEPHONE 809.
Endorsed by the Trades and Labor
Council of Hamilton, Ohio.
Endorsed by the Mlddietown Traces
and Labor Council of Middlelown O
Endorsed by the Labor Legislative
League of Butler, Preble and Mont
Endorsed by Metal Trades Council
of Hamilton Ohio.
Endorsed by the United Trades and
Labor council, Dayton, Ohio.
WOFLD Or U30P
Machinists and boiler makers
employed in three plants at Victoria
B. Q., raised wages following short
strikes. Other gains include the
44 hour week and arbitration pro
visions. Transportation ana board
is furnished these workers when
employed outside the city.
The Merchants' Protective Asso
ciation of New York, whose mem
bers do a combined annual business
of more than $500,000,000, has no
tified its members of the formation
of arbitration committeees for the
settlement of disputes betwen them
The Niagara Falls City Council
has raised wages of municipal 1
borers from 25 to 30 cents an hour
as a result of an agitation for
cleaner streets. Municipal officials
said it was impossible to get men
to do this wor for a wage that
would not support their families
The Massachusetts State Senate
has killed the bill to provide one
day off in seven for hotel and res
taurant employes Trade union
ists urge these workers to unite in
labor organizations and refuse to
work seven days a week instead o
pleading with lawmakers to giv
them something that is within their
Striking employes of -the Seneca
Button Co. of PorgHkee
deny they receive higja'v jO|k The
ratei average $15 and XI* a vfceek
and the workers claim--hall «. th^jpt:
have their fingers sawed oft' The
strikers were unorganized when
they asked for an increase of
cent a gross. They have since or
ganized and now demand recogni
tion of their union.
In a letter to the Houston, Tex
Labor Journal County Judge Brya
says that the present commission
ers' court has specified in all its
contracts for public work that the
work shall be done by union labor
because they are in sympathy with
union labor and bccause they real
ize that it is far more satisfactory
and that better results are obtained.
Officers of the International
Brotherhood of Bookbinders report
that bookbinders at Racine, Wis
Mason City, Fort Dodge and Mar
shalltiwn, I«wa and Jackson, Miss,
have organized. It is the intention
of the latter union to include other
Mississippi bookbinders. It is also
stated that bookbinders at Danville
111 have asked for the reissuance
of their charter#
arrivals are living six in a room.
Statement Of The Ownership,
Etc., Required by the Act
of Congress of August
The Butler County
best of his knowledge and belief, a true I ..
statement of the ownership, management I
etc., of the aforesaid publication for the ®ent
Publisher Edward E. Weiss, and John|
F. Mayer, Hamilton, Ohio.
Editor, Edward E. Weiss, Hamilton,|
Managing Editor, Edward E. Weiss,
Business Managers, Edward E Weissl
and John F. Mayer, Hamilton, Ohio.
That the owners are: (Give names andl
addresses of individual owners, or, if a|
and addresses of stockholders owning or
holding 1 per cent or more of the total
amount of the stock.)
Edward E. Weiss, Hamilton, Ohio,
John F. Mayer, Hamilton, Ohio
That the known bondholders, mort
gages, and other security holders owning
or holding 1 per cent or more of total
amount of bonds, mortgages, or other se.
Mrs. Kate Strategier, Hamilton, Ohio
That the »two paragraphs next above,
giving the names of the owners, stock
holders, and security holders, if, anyj
contain not orly the list of stockholders
and security holders as they appear upon
the books of the company but also, in
cases where the stockholder or security
paragraphs contain statements embrat
ing affiant's full knowledge and belief as
to the circumstances and conditions un
der which stockholders and -security
holders who do not appear upon the
books of the company and trustees, hold
stock and securities in a capacity other
than that of a bona fide owner and this
affiant has no reason to believe that any
other person, association, or corporation
has any interest direct or indirect in the
said stock, bonds, or other securities
than as so stated by him.
Sworn to and subscribed before trie this
3lst day of March, 1917.
Harry S. Wonneil
Various Kinds Of
It is stated that the large influx
of southern negroes to Chicago is
caused by the offer of stockyards*
interests to guarantee lodging and
food for one week to the negroes,
who are replacing European immi
gration. It is predicted that Chi
cago's colored population will have! A person may with the utmost
increased by 12,000 before the firstl consistency favor statewide prohi
of April, and that already the newlbition and at the same time oppose
nation wide prohibition. In the
first place, the question ol selling
liquor is one that clearly comes
within the pierogptive of state au
thority. Secondly, what states can
manage to the'r own satisfaction
ought not to be denied to them and
usurped by the federal government.
Indiana Newspaper Opposes Na
tional Variety, Let States
Besides, statewide prohibition will
I rest upon a stronger basis than
statewide prohibition. The latter
implies coercion of states that are
I uot favorable to prohibition. In
weekly at Hamilton, Ohio, for March 31,1 such states enforcement of the law
Ohio, County of Butler. I would be attended by ma"y diffi
I'.efore me, a Notary Public in an,d f°r|cujtjes
the State and county aforesaid, person-1
I the exteut that it is upheld by pub
ally appeared Edward E. Weiss, who, I
having been duly sworn according tope sentiment. Unenforced prohi
law, deposes and says that he is the I bitory laws directly tend to foster
Editor and Manager of the Butler County I ititeaiperance. What is needed
Press, and that the following is, to theI
corporation, give its name and the names| diate internment of the said Bryan'
a 'onstituent is said to have tele
graphed lepresentative Miller of
holder appears upon the books of thel was freezing on the outside and
company as trustee or in any other fidu-l the snow was too feet deep.
ciary relation, the name of the person orl When along came a brakeman and
corporation for whom such trustee is act-l shouted to his pard:
ing. is given also that the said twol ,,
6 & 1
Notary Public, of Butter County.
My commission expires April 1?, 1917.
Women's 50-Hour Law Signed.
Columbus Ohio, April 13.—Gov.
Cox has signed a bill limiting the
hours of women workers to 50 in
any one week. Seats for women]
shall be supplied wherever possible.
In these piping times of patrio
tism and love of country, the most
stiiring music, next to that of the
bugle of military, is that which
sinks' in deefi n**fe~or treble song I It is best to have the goods
1 ft) the great calio
.e*s,' The caliope players
i^itroad t|K two great white boats,
Homfer Denney on the Queen and
Billy Hickman on the Princess,
during the sailing of the Sunday
voyages, are making specialties of
the music of the nation.
The Island Queen is sailing each
Sunday from Broadway at 9:30 a
m. and 3:30 p. m. for Lawrence
burg and Aurora. The newly re
turned "New Princess with new
and wider decks and other features
makes her voyages to New Rich
mond at 10 a. m. and 2:30 p. m.
Stopovers are permitted free on all
trips. The ever popalar eight
o'clock moonlight trip each Sunday
is bj ing sailed.
The dancing features of all trips
is becoming quite a fad. So eager
are the steppers of the light fantas
tic for more music that the musi
sicians in the dancing cabins are
now giving almost continuous pro
grams. Round trip 35 cents.
before prohibition be
date shown in the above caption, required I drunkards. On that subject ex
by the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied! isting Taws belong to a past age
in section 443, PoBtal Laws and Regula-I habitual druukard ought not to
tions, printed on the reverse of this form,| gne(j.
Icimes a realty is the proper treat
he needs is treatment
and work under governmental su
That the names and addresses of the
publisher, editor, managing editor, andl pervision. And he ought to be so
business managers are: I held until he is thoroughly cured
matter what length of time may
-Goshen (Ind) Demo
Neither Can We.
iMauitou Springs (CoJ.) Journal.)
"The interests of our country
would be couserved by the imme
Minnesota, this week, referring, of
cjurse, to one William Jennings
Bryan. The thing we can't figure
out is hew the first "n" got in the
twelfth word of the message
Boys Show Your
We were crowded in a box car, not
a soul could bear to sleep—
Make all these fellows unload who
have not got a card."
We rolled up to the roundhouse
^nd wanted to get warm.
We thought for us to go inside that
it would do no harm.
Then we met a burly fellow, who
sized us up real hard,
Then gently whispered in my ear
'Have you fellows got a card?
WTe we»e walking through the city
through snow, slush and sleet,
When we met a big policeman strol
ling liesurely on his beat.
He stared at us intently and our
weary soul was jarred,
For he said: "Who be you fellers
have you got a union card
We walked into a bakery, for we
wa ted something very hot
To stall the bakers for something
hot„ it was our lucky lot,
We told our sad tale of woe we
were up against it hard.
Says they: "We will treat and feed
you, too, but we must see your
All along life's rugged journey
should we meet with friend or foe
calio-| print, then everyone will know
island Queen That we stand for human freedom
and with conscience unmarred
We can go our way rejoicing, carry
ing a union card.
Shout it out among the nations,
summer time or wintry gale
Till the angels join in the chorus
over in the heavenly vale.
When Gabriel blows his trumpet
you will find the gates are barred
Unless they can present St. Peter
with a paid-up union card.
Miners Reject Bonus Gain Eigl
Charleston, W. Va., April 13
Organized mine workers in this
state have rejected the operators
offer to pay bonuses and have nego
dated a contract with the following
Eight-hour day for nine hours
pay union shop and check-off sys
tern run of mine: inside day labor
27£ per cent increase ia addition
to nine-hbur pay for eight-hour day I
drivers incased from $2.05 for
nine hours t® $2.75 for eight hours
outside day lab r, nine hours' pay
fefeight hours and 15 per cent ad
For the past several months the
miners' movement was honey
combed with operators' emissaries
who painted glowing pictures of
the bonus s-ystem. When the plan
was suggested to President White,
that official said:
"If you pay a bonus it will be
considered a permanent addition to
the wage now paid under the trade
agreement and will in no manner
whatsoever forestall the efforts of
the union to win increased wages
over and above the bonu paid and
improved working conditions when
the time comes to negotiate a new
The Miners' union in this state
was never in a more flourishing
condition. For years the opeiators
have succeeded in promoting in
ternal strife, and a year ago the
organization was practically de
s'royed. Internal officials took
charge of affairs, abolished the dis
trict and ousted from office the of
ficials who permitted this condition
to develop. Since then the inter
national has perfected a militant
mo/ement and has effectively ex
posed the latest disrupting device,
the bonus system.
Bootlegging' Evil Continues
Doubtful If "Bone Dry" Law
Would Stop It. Says Water
Speaking of the bootlegging evil
in "Dry" Iowa, the Waterloo (la.)
Courier after asking "Where do
they get it says.
It is a safe bet that not allot the
strong drink that contributes to
this state of affairs is shipped in
"for personal use.'* The bootlegger
is still abroad in the land, in spite
of all the vigilance of the authori
It is a business that pays enor
mous profits. There is no license
fee to pay so long as he is able to
avoid being caught up and fined
It is doubtful if a "bone dry" law
would put a quietus on the boot
legger. The business is profitable
enough that he could afford
transport his wares from wet terri
tory by automobile, smuggling it
officials, which i is compara
lively easy to do.
The bootlegger will never be
eradicated until public sentiment
against him has been aroused to
sufficient pitch. Wtiere the pre
vailing opinion of a community is
opposed to prohibition, there is
Dound to be a tendency to overlook
the bootlegger and to wink at his
activities. This sort of thing
ought not to be permitted It would
not last long if the community'
sense of decency were properly ap
per led to.
Trust Supreme Sourt Says
Portland, Ore, April 13—"Trus
the United StBtes supreme court
even if it did announce, in the
Adamson decision, that congress
has the right to ignore constitu
tional guarantees in certain cases.
This is the line of "reasoning
of the Oregon Voter, which claims
to be a 'w ekly magazine of citi
zenship," and afftcts a radical tone
on things of secondary import.
"Henceforth," says this paper
"guarantees written into the con
stitution may be invoked for the
protection of personal rights that
conflict with what legislatures de
clare to be the public welfare. The
supreme court is conservative and
wise. It would not have exalted
legislative power above written con
stitutional res'rictions did it not
have faith in the public as the ar
biter of moral issues. As citizens
of this great country, it is our duty
individually and collectively, to
justify the faith our highest court
has shown in the American public
"First of all, ]pt us accord to the
decision not only the obedience due
because it represents the highest
authority, but the more willing due
to a court which humanizes its in
terpretations of written law
Americans can feel patriotic pride
in their supreme judicial tribunal
as a paramount factor in harmoniz
ing the diverse interests of our citi
zenship and holding our.belovec
Paper Makers Win Strike.
Deferitt, N. Y. April 13.—The
St. Regis Paper company has
signed an agreement with the un
ions of paper makers, the pulp, sul
phite and paper mill workers and
the stationary fremen, after a strike
that started May 8, 1915. Ncne
the officials or directors of the
company who were responsible for
the strike are no# connected with
Railroad Laborers Gain.
Rock Island, 111. April 13.—
Members of Railroad Laborers' un
ion No. 15,110, employed on the
Rock Island railroad, suspended
work to secure a wage increase cf
cents an hour, and time and one
half for holiday and Sunday work.
The management agrees to again
raise wages within 30 days.
To Create Pension Fund.
Pressmen's Home, Tenn. April 12
Following the indorsement *2f
pension system by a popular vote
of the Internationol Printing Press
men and Assistants' union officers
of that organization announce that
beginning May 1 next, the 25 cent
monthly tax for the pension frnd
will be effective. This makes the
pressmen's per capita 'tax 90 cents
a month and the assistants, 85 cents
Kill Flies And Save Lives.
Kill at once every fly.you can
find and burn his body.
Observers siy that these are
many reasons to believe there wil
be more flies this season than for
numl er of years.
The killing of just one fly NOW
means there will be b'llions and
trillions less n*xt summer.
Clean up your own premises see
and insist thst your neighbors do
Especially clean "out-of-the-way
places," and every nook and cranny
Flies will not go where there is
nothing to eat, and their principal
diet is too filthy to mention.
Car Men Secure Increase.
Toledo, Ohio, April 13.—On the
anniversary of the street car strike
in this city, Tract on company has
raised wages of car operatives
cent an hour. The advance means
an additional $25,000 a year to
Last year's strike was the cul
mination of 20 years of effort to or
ganize Toledo street car men. The
company attempted its usual tac
tics, but the workers tied up the
lines and the management signed
an agreement that increased wages
and secured improved working con
The Iron Mulders' union Kuos
vllle, Teun., has received an in r£'asi
of 5 cents an Lour.
Linemen employed by the St. Paul
Gas Light company recently went on
strike for an eight hour day.
Organized sheet metal workers
San Francisco and vicinity have raisetS
wages 50 cents a day. The uew rate
is $0 for eight hours' work, effectiv
Striking iron moldet s in* Newark
N. J., have settled with nearly a score
»f shops. Wages are raised 25 cents
flay. Several hundred workers are
Governor lister of Washington has
ligned the first aid to the Injured bill
which provides that a portiou of the
lost shall be borne by workers The
trade union movement attempted to
ha^i the cost pUced oq industry.
"She loved him long."
"That's the way with women. They
ifever love us when we are short."
A Hank of Yarn.
In the west of England there is a
farn measure known as the "hank
It is 320 yards long.
Such help as we can give each other
in this world is a debt we owe each
The Cossacks, like the Spaniards,
have a class of troubadours, who, in
stead of walking from village to vil
lage, ride on horseback and give pei
formances of music and song in front
of houses. They are treated with re
spect and rewarded generously, ac
cording to their talents. There are also
women troubadours among the Cos
sacks, and their performances in the
pleasant surroundings of a garden or
In a street scene are impressive.
"I suppose you don't believe In luck,'
EUggested the sympathetic friend to
the chronic loser.
"Oh, yes. I do!" responded that un
fortunate. "It is the quality which
tnables other players to overcome my
SIMPLE TALE OF
A FARM WORKER
Dan Jones, Who Left the Fields
to Toil In a Factory.
SHORT ANNAL OF THE POOR
What a Man With Imagination Read In
a Bulletin of the United States De
partment of Labor—High Cost of
Living Quenohed the Ambition of
With a disgusted smile, John Smith
laid down the Monthly Review of the
bureau of labor statistics of the United
States department of labor. "Why does
the go eminent get out these senseless
publications?" he said. "Here are pages
of muBsy figures that mean nothing.
I think I will write the department of
labor to take my name off their list.
This stuff is not worth mailing." Uncle
Charlie picked up the offending periodi
cal and looked at the article. "John,1
said he after a moment, "this is really
Interesting." "I'm from Missouri,"
snorted the practical man. "Show me
something!" "All right, John. Listen
to one story I see in these tables:
'A husky farm laborer, Dan Jones,
worked from early dawn to 'plumb
dark' for Farmer Johnson on a fine
place in Ohio. Dan thought he earned
more than Johnson paid—being human
Besides, being an average man any
way, Dan was getting—this was in
1915—only $25.50 a month in real
money, besides board. Like any other
human creature, Dan did not realize
wbat the board was worth. But he
could remember that his pay had risen
only $1.80 a month since 1910.
"The Weekly Banner reported a big
demand for workers in the new auto
mobile plant in the city. So Dan quit
one Saturday night, and Monday found
him in the line of applicants at the
factory door. And Dan wasn't the only
country boy there. Sixteen out of ev
ery hundred farm laborers did as Dan
did this year, John," said Uncle Char
lie, interrrpting himself. "That's bad
Charlie. Will the farmers be able to
plant as much ground with so many
leaving?" "I'm afraid not, John. The
reports indicate 2 per cent less cultiva
tion this year. But let me go on with
my interpretation of this table. Dan
took his sister with him to the city
and another country boy went along
Delia got a job in a cotton manufac
turing plant, ami Sam landed in a shoe
factory. They took those jobs because
they eould soon learn the work, while
Dan, being ambitious and having a
'turn' for machinery, stuck to his plan
and was hired by the automobile com
pany. That was a year ago. Now
Dan, Delia and Sam are city people
They are pale and not so strong. Their
evenings are tilled with amusements
movies, walks in the bright lights
visits with other vomig wo
Buy only Bread 1
Bearing This LiaUiZ
1 he following Bakcra use the I'nion Isabel
Elite Baking Co.
I'll s j.,*/®*--
Pianos and all
No.lOS. 3d St
times a bit or Deer or some otlier reiftA
ation. Even ambitious Dan has lost
his tirst determination to work for the
future. The spirit of resignation of the
poor is eating their vitality. And hero
are some of their expediences written
in this report:
"Delia is one among 5.*$,242 who were*
working February last. The payroll is
bigger than when she started in. The
average was $9 a week then, it is $10.70
Sam gets a little more pay now—
$14.37 against $12.98 a year ago.
Dan gets $21.72 a week, and a year
ago it was $19.31. There are 111,971
in those factories now, where 93,555
worked a year ago.
"But how much better off are Dan.
Delia and Sam really?
"The factories pay more to their
workers the pay roll increase runs
from 10 to 38 per cent. More workers
are busy, as many as one in five more
in some kinds of industry, and many
of them come from the farm, which
works to reduce the supply of food for
us all and to increase the cost of our
living. And listen to Delia. 'Dan,' she
is saying, 'I think we had better stayed
on the farm. You get the biggest pay
of the three of us, almost $!H) a month
Your pay would be only $25.50 on the
farm, but look what it costs us to eat.
A Ave dollar bill just melts dowu when
it meets the grocery man. Back home
you got your meals with the job, and'
so did Sam and I. None of us are as
well off. Dan, let's go home.'
"But Dan won't go.
"Now, John, look at those tables
'Boots and shoes: Eighty-flve estab
lishments were asked for reports six
ty-eight replied. They pay every week.
Fifty-six thousand four hundred and
ninety-nine worked for them In Febru
ary, 191G 60,220 in February, 1917.
That means that 0.G per cent more
were working in 1917 than In 1910, and
the pay roll figures show that It costs
18 per cent more to pay them. In other
words, this table shows the rising cost
of labor in the industries reporting and
the increasing number of workers em
ployed in the industries that have re
ported. Pay rolls rose everywhere,
37.8 per cent in iron and steel, 33.9 per
cent in automobiles, 29.8 per cent in
leather working, 23.0 per cent in paper
making. In each of those trades thou
sands of Dans and Delias and Sams
are toiling. These figures are the short
and simple annals of the poor, Brother
John. They are worth reading. But.
you have to read with your imagina
tion as well as your eyes then you will
find them full of information."
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