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VOL. XVII. NO. 11.
Wednesday morning about 125 machine tenders, back teuders, 3d and 4th hands, spare men, beater engineers and helpers at the Cham pion mills went on strike. VV. R. Smith, First Vice-President of the International Brotherhood of Pape: Makers, was sent for aud shortly after arrived in this city. Imme diately upon his arrival he proceed ed to orgpnize *he men. They were so anxious te sign aud did it so fast that before noon Thursday there was nearly three hundred names or the roll. It was plain to be seen by this time that every mat? in the mill was coming out. The men are asking for a fiat rate increase in pay and dissolution of the bonus system. They say they don't want any bait in the Great Demonstrations By Textile Workers And Papermakers. Wednesday evening the textile workers who are on strike, together with the papermakers who ate also striking met at Trades Council hall and farmed in line for parade. With an immense American flag aud the bauner of the papermakers' un ii n flying at their head, the men, women and girls fully five hundred strong, marched through High St., across the bridge, up past the Champion mills and back. As they returned they ail li.ied ud on the Court House steps where after a few remarks by district or ganizer Chas. Vanghu, led by one of the girls from the textile work ers, they all joined in signing America. They sang this with su^h vim and vigor as to be heard many blocks away and with flags and banners waving, made a touching aud inspiring sight. Tears stood in the eyr, of mini of the onlookers present and many remarks were heard to the effect that it was a shame that girls, such as were taking part had to strike iu order to comp?l their employers to pay them living wages. On Thursday morning nt 11 o'clock all the papennaktrs and textile workers again met for pa 130 Main St i Papermakers Strike All Out At Champion Mills. To The Public: Reduction in price of cars for funerals and weddings Four dollars for 5-passenger cars and $5 for 7-passenger cars. DAVID WEBB jutr.'VMt flAXWELL THE WONDER CAR fleans flotor Car Economy Roadster $670, Touring Car $6.85, Sedan $985, ONE TON TRUCK $795. form of bonus bat want to be paid for what they work for. The company insists that they will not grant the request made by the men and that thev will close the mills down indefinitely rather than do so, and have posted sigus on all the buildings to that effect, signed Peter G. Thwmpon, Presi dent. Since then, officials of the com pany say that by Saturday night the mills will be shut down tight. Carpenters are busily en gaged boarding up the windows but the men on strike sav they are mot using maay nails for the pur pose. The men realize the seriousness of this affair and are conducting themselves in an orderly, gentle menly and business like manner. rade. This time a band had been secured for the purpose. Headed by the band and with banners end flags flying, and with horns and other noismaking instruments they paraded over the principal streets of the city up past the Champion aud back again. There was about 400 textile workers and 350 papermakers in line. Aad talk about euthusiasm, the like was never seen, such as that crowd displayed especially that bunch of girls. Never in the history of organized labor in this city were such remark able demonstrations made as those of Weduesday evening and Thurs diy morning and were much com mented on. Womans' 50-Hour Law Ff feclive Today. Thl- is a day of miu n iuterebt to mi wouicn and girls who toil for livelihood. It marks the begin ning of the fifty-hour week. Ac cording to the law, females over eighteen years of age shall not be euiploved or permitted to work in connection with any factory, work shop, telephone or telegraph office, millinery or dressmaking establish ment, restaurant or any mercantile establishment located in any city, more than nine hours in any one day, except Saturday, when the All Terms if You Desire. Phone For Demonstration. Graf riotor Car Co. BOTH PHONES. SECOND AND MARKET STS. Both Phones cars carried in stock. HAMILTON, OHIO EAGLES rilE BUTLER CO U NTS hours labor in mercantile estab lishiuents may be ten hours, nor more than six days, or mere than fifty hours in auy one week. This law has long been fought for by organized labor throughout the state and its enactment is due to the untiring efforts of the Ohio State Federation of Labor. It was intended first that it should be a straight eight hour day but owing to much pressure and pleading on the part of merchants throughout the state two hour* extra ou Saturday was agreed upon. Meat Dealers Are Signing Agreement. District Organizer, of the Ohio State Federation of Labor Charles Vaughn of this city, attended a meeting of the Retail Clerks at Middletown Sunday afternoon. This meeting was preliminary to organizing a local of the Retail Clerks International Protective As sociation. A large attendance was present and all signified their in tention of joining the organization. Organizer Vaughn will sign them up in a few days. Clerks Of Middletown To Organize. District organizer Chas. Vaughn, reports that sixty per cent of the meat dealers io the city have signed the agreement submitted by Local No. 1089, of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America, to date. He says there is no doubt but that all the dealers will sign within a few days as the agreeme ubmitted is satisfactory to them Textile Workers Strike. All Out At Shuler and Benriinghofen Mills. The textile workers at the Shuler and Beuuinghofen mills at Linden wald went out cn a strike Wednes day morning at eleven o'clock and the plant is now closed. A committee of the textile work ers, who organized several weeks ago, waited on the officials of the company Monday morning and pre sented their agreement for approval. The company asked for two days' time whijh was granted in which te consider it Upon the expiration of this time, which was Wednesday the officials refused to receive a committee representing the union, saying the men would receive their answer in their pay envelopes that day. Anticip-Uiag that reply, Pre sident Oscar Brown of the union called on the members to strike and they all responded. They are ask ing for a flat rate increase, a doing away with the bonus system, and recognition of the union. Henry Taylor, one of the em ployees who has also been acting as day watchman, Saturday after noons and Sundays, offered to con tinue in this capacity, by instruc tion of President Brown of the un ion, but was told by Mr. C. A. Shuler that the company didn't want any card men around. Ail told there are about 400 out at this plant. The committee act ing for the workers are: O. A. Brown, Jess Jones, Earl Case, Bell Howard aud Magdalena Himes. Freight Handlers Gain. Boston, June -9.—After a short strike, organized dock freight hand lers have raised wages 25 cents 8 day. OUTING Patriotic FIREWORKS HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1917. All Set. Eagles Are Ready For Big Outing Fourth of July. All set, Eagles are ready for big outing July 4th. These few words are assurance enough to the public that there will be plenty of enter tainment and amusement right here and no need for going out of the city next Wednerday. It's the old story, often repeated, that it will be bigger and grander than evt-r, but this annual affair of the Eagles has grown into such magnitude, growing from year to year, that they can well and truthfully aay— bigger and better this year than ever. Beginning at noon there will be a br.nd concert in front of the temple on south Second street, at 12:30, not 12:36, and the big parade with Mayor John A. Holzberger as Grand Marshal, at its head will move over the following line of march: North on Second to Lud low, west on Ludlow to Front, north on Front to High, east on High to Third, North on Third to Heaton, east on Il'.-aton to Fair Grounds. Then the fun starts. The big feature of th?. afternoon of course will be the motorcycle races be ginning at 2:30 The fastest speed ever made on the local track is pre dieted for the races this year. The largest purses ever offered in this vicinity for motorcycle races have been hung up by this years' com mittee. These pur are attract ing the attention --1 ingWed, Jul. II See The Country the best and fastest riders throughout the c»ub try everywhere and many entries are already in. Box seats fci thc graud stand are on sale at Brown's cigar store, Second and Court sts., and are twenty-five cents. The general admission ito the ud Stand will be fifteen ten's. Then tue:e will be band merry-go-round, pie eating and wa termelon eating contests and amuse Are you going to Eagles Outing 4th of July? Of course you are. Everybody is C*et one of these Genuine Palm Beach Suits ments of all kinds too numerous to mention. Then there's the big feature, the country store. Here is where the Eagles always shine and scream the loudest. It would be easier to enumerate what they haven't got than to begin to tell what they have got in this store. Everything imaginable will be found here, groceries, clothing, tons of coal, bric-a-brac, glassware, china ware, live stock of all kinds, fancy work and so many things to gladden the hearts of the ladies. The store no doubt will prove more popular this year than ever. At six o'clock Professor Robisou will make a baloon ascension with a double parachute drop and tor pedo explosion. This is one of those thrillers that makes you grab the fellow next to you during its execution. In the evening wili Ik- tin* big fireworks display, the finest ever seen in this neck of the woods. It is to be ©f a patriotic order, displaj ing the sinking of a Liner by a Submarine. President W i 1 s o u draped with the Stars and Stripes, and numerous other Patriotic pieces which together with a monstreus aerial display will make it no doubt the greatest display seen here since the centennial celebration way back in 1891. The committer charge of t!iis years affair James Brannen, chairmam, Ca 1 Lehmkuhl, secre tary, Wm. Wilnicr. treasurer, M. Coliigan, Jr., Welsh, Hart ley Sanks, Jov Fage eo. X. Mayer, Geo. Troy. A I. Bal l-it Win. Malloy. Kroger Employes Of Oayton Ohio, Wi $7.35 For Others are asking $12.50 lor none any better. Sport Shirts, Union Made. Wash Ties, 36c grade S5.00 Pure Silk Shirts Palm Beach Shirts This store will o s e e v e y Wednesday at n o o n e i n Palm Beach Pants $2.98 Dress Shirts, Union Made 73c to $1.50 Ribbed Union Suits, Uni^n Made $1.15 Bostonian Shoes, Union Made $6.00 to $7 00 THE RED TRDKK The Workingman's Store tt. nine years betwe Baleen, Union of Dayton, and tl e Kroger Grocery & Baking companv ^?ve been settled Hv r s ning i\ v. r,':i• The bnls• i secure 1 the i hour 73c to $1.15 26c $3.95 $2.98 Union Store and Union Clerks n# I i 11 Amusements of The i jpftfiur Ci is,' i p—r~_^E & V*'f tfe V'i,. lH Square is the name. Square is our aim All Suits and Pants made to your individual order in a Union Shop Cor. Front and Hieh Sts. Merchants' Dinner Lunch Served every Day Lunch Counter Connected flolbrodk Bros. Reliable Dealers in ty Goods, Carpets, Cloaks, Queensw&r# Millinery. House Furnishings v ss-Holbrock Stamps with all Cash Purchases. W^het! un that evening's spin stop at Wm. NusKy's Cafe At Port Union I ne bright spot in the country. Tourist Tickets at Low Round Trip Fares Daily to New York, Boston, Atlantic City and other Resorts in the East, direct or via Washington PENNSYLVANIA LINES also to Resorts in North Michigan, Wisconsin and the Northwest, Colorado and the West Liberal Stopovers and Return limit* LjchI 'lu iii Agents for particiir- ur addrttt r- it a i ITC lie LM Dssions 0! Motions 111 The Nonpoi Piin fnpony ft*4 a^|y| S' & All Kinds $1.00 PER TEAR SquareTailors 106 HIGH STREET Meet him at 1 ^3 JM«U junZS-St i Purses Reserved seats o n s a e a O W N S i a S o e 2nd & Court St*, on and after June iSth Sharp 5 P, M.