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Carpenters' union No. 183 of
Peoria, 111., has defeated the Car
penter Contractors' association
which locked out these workers be
cause they refused i sign a*s
jectionable contract. Wages ur
increased to 70 cents an hour and
several working conditions are im
proved. The lockout affected the
entire building industry in this
Federated shop men employed by
the Hocking Valley railroad at Col
umbus Ohio, bav'e pried this man
agement loose from wage standards
that have been notoriously low and
secured an agreement tnat raises
wages 4 cents an hour for all me
Strike Officially [)c=
clared By Paper
The committee representing the papermakers who are on strike at
the Champion mills called at the office of the company Thursday morn
ing for the purpose of presenting the demands of the men who are out.
Upon their arrival they were informed that neither Mr. Peter G. Thorn
son nor Peter Thomson Jr. were on the premises. Walter Randall and
I/gan Thomson speaking for the company refused absolutely to receive
the committeemen as a committee agreeing however t© meet the men
individually. Upon the men agreeing to d® this the companys' repre
sentatives again lefused *o talk.
The committee then presented their agreement but Mr. Randall
and Mr. Thomson refused to accept it and told the committee th-y
wouldn't wast" their time reading it.
Upon the committtee's return and their report to their union, offi
cial action was *aken declaring a strike rxists at the Champion plant.
This means a fight ou the part ot the men to the bitter end.
It means that the men wha have been working will come out and
join those who are already out their reas-nis for not coming out before
being that no strike had been declared.
The main features of the demand presented are, as before stated,
a general increase in wages, abolition of *he bonus system and recogni
tion of the union.
Peter G. Thomson in a statement h* gave ut last Friday said that
no man on the three shift system received less than $2.31 for eight
hours work and these being the winder boys many of whom being only
17 t« 18 years of age. The men claim however that many of these
boys receive but $1.50 a day.
A certain daily paper seems v.-iy much interest*:! in tiying to con
vey the impression the strike is over aud that it never amounted tc
anything. Among other things it said in last Monday's issue, that the
bottom had dropped out of the strike, that the men were returning to
work and that some of the men had been refused employment The
fellow who wrote that article evidently went up against a strong dose
of dope or perhaps he got one of those jolly pats ou the back for which
old Peter G. is becoming quite famous and popular especially among a
certain bunch over there who are always ready to jump through a hoep
and back ag*in whenever the old boy cracks his whip.
But this time he ia up again«t the real thing, these men ar* -^1, i ng
only for living wages and con i :s n, i lit.y are going tm stick until
they get them.
Of Interest To AH
The system federation of th«
Wabash railroad, at St. Louis, Mo.
has secured an agreement for a flat
increase of ceuts an hour and the
eight-hour day.
Motders Still Out At
The in older
s of the Niles plant
who are on strike, are all still out.
There is no change in the situation
whatever. The men are sitting
tight on their proposition and it is a
certainty they will continue to do
so. They are backed by the In
ternational, receiving $9.50 per
week from this source, in addition
to which they will receive assistance
from the local union, which body
at their meeting held Monday even
ing adopted resolutions assessing
each member of the organization
25 cents a week to assist those on
strike, especially the married men.
The company is making no at
tempt to resume operations, but
have shipped a car load of patterns
to the International Clay Machine
Tool C«., at Dayton, Ohi*, where
they have been run in the sand and
castings will be made. Three of
the men who refused to join the
union here and a coremaker are do
ing these jobs at the Dayton plant.
It is said that the machinist at
the Niles plait will refuse to work
Federated shop men ou the west
ern division
af the Canadian Pacific
railroad at Toronto, Ontario have
secured a new agreement aud raised
.vi-f ti ts an hour.
facouia Washington. -tyanized
brewery workers emploNtd in the
Columbia plant secured a union
suup agreement and the ngut-hour
day with nine hours' pay after a
f',in -u. strike.
Brewery proprietors in Los An
geles, Cal. and vicinity have sign
ed an agreement with the Brewery
Workeis' unions which includes all
classes of workers. Shop condi
tions are bettered and wages are
iucreasec lb and -0 per cent.
Wages ha\e bt en iiK-rt.-r-.sed $2 a
week and a three-year agreement
secured by the Brewery Workers'
union of St. Paul, Minn.
o•! any of the castings that these
men make, and e company cer
tainly would have an awful nerve
to ask them to do so.
The molders have cut out the
weekly ball games and will have
fish fries in their stead. They say
there is too much exertion in a ball
game and that it sharpens up their
appetite too much and as this is
something to be very much pre
vented iust at this time they've
cut them out.
Last Tuesday as the men stepped
up for their pay each one was
handed a ticket entitling them to
admission to the Fair Grounds,
Wednesday for the Eagles' picnic.
These were furnished by the
Eagles' committee and was very
much appreciated by the men.
Machinists of Dayton have
made a demand for the 8-hour
day Monday, August 21, 1916
All Machinists, Toolmakers
Screwmakers and other ma
chine shop employes
Bom* of Thsir Big Achievement* lnth«
Industrial World.
In chemistry, as in other practical
matters, Americans have bad the wis
dom to dlrvct their energies to tho
speciul needs and upimrtunitles of their
country. For instance, they have built
np the greatest sulphuric acid indus
try in the world. And they have given
so much att«'Ution to sulphuric acid
•Imply because it 1b a prime requisite
for our superphosphate fertilizers, our
petroleum retiuing, our explosives for
blasting and the numerous other, sub
stance* of which the United States Is
the leading producer.
Similarly American chemists orig
inated and developed the largest alu
minum industry in the world, which
supplies us with that lightest ol' all met
als in ever increasing quantities They
trullt up from its very inception the
largest calcium carbide Industry, which
furnishes us that new chemical
producing acetylene light and which,
mixed with oxygen, permits us to weld
and cut metals by means of a burning
Jet of oxyacetylene—an entirely new
way of cutting steel—melting It like
butter, instead of slowly cutting or
sawing it by mechanical devices.
They built up the largest electrolytic
soda Industry, in which the powerful
electrolytic current decomposes common
kitchen salt and sets free that greeny
gas chlorine as well as caustic soda.
The public hardly knew this chlorine
gas before its horrible use in compress
ed, liquefied condition for trench war
fare in the asphyxiating gas bombs. Its
splendid uses for peace, as a purifier of
our drinking water mipplies, as an an
tiseptic and as a bleaching agent were
hardly ever spoken of. As to caustic
soda, it is the bti*e of soapmaklng. of
mercerised cotton gixxls, of pod a imlp
for our paper supplies, and it has end
less other uses In chemical Industries.
Our chemists were instrumental in
providing us with the largest sulphite
cellulose industry, whereby wood is
changed into the raw material from
which paj)er i n.:nie, and with our im
mense petiole*••lining industry—a
.1 cal treatments and
succession 1
chemical pr
of syntJi"'
found in i
Another American
the manufacture
striking im-
Sii llng materials
We OU :.. A:-,
o u
11 chemist the
one of
!.• -irochem
i United
a jace
*K" and
very en
'5•-• electrie
s I
lea I •.••
.States i.s
trance t.: 1. ii
current (!«.. n'..
elect rolyzers wheat
als is impossible.—-1.
Harper's Magazine.
Maces or
use of met-
i i Uaekeiand in
W.II, How About the Millinery and
Straw Hats it Saves?
The psychology of the umbrella is
worth studying. It does not really, of
course, protect the individual from the
rain. It does little more than shelter
his head. The rain strikes b's legs and
his body Just tiie same. But It saves
the rain from striking one's face, which
is disagreeable. i
Slon of shelter
psychology morn tii.
a rain ill li
ters the
ie body.
i •iothing.
i .- protec
-f ihe
i i iitai.v iii-ed
u e become ac
vi i in while letter
•emeu o without
em to
We now have ww
which is a much in
tlon than the .i
on buying and
same. Their
them, but their j»iu
customed to them,
carriers aud
them and do n
any wet­
ter than other people do.
It Is probable that a colored umbrella
protects a woman's psychology in a
rainstorm better than a black umbrel
la would. Having chosen the color In
accordance \\1* ?'«iehfon and her own
taste in tints i hn. as it were, a
canopy of •«].-over her, af
fording her a tine protection. On the
other hand, a black umbrella is a bet
ter protection for a man's psychology
than a colored one would be. A red
umbrella over the average man, now,
would seem to him to gather all the
raindrops from the Hoosac range to
Mount Desert and precipitate them
upon his egregious head.—Boston Tran
Future Melting Pot of the World.
Argentina bids fair to be the future
melting pot of the world. Of her
6,000,000 people more than half are
foreign born. During her history she
has received over a million Italian im
migrants, a half million Spaniards, a
sixth of a million French and a quarter
million In other nationalities. Buenos
Aires Is the most cosmopolitan city In
the world, not even excepting New
York.—Dan Ward In World Outlook.
Fancy Gardening.
It Is a fancy of Chinese gardeners to
plant statuettes of tiny men firmly In
pots, just like real plants, and then to
train live evergreeus to grow up over
these Btatuettes. The vines thus form
kind of robe for the statuette men,
their white faces and hands protruding
from out the greenness.—Argonaut.
Oh I
"The little son of the
hostess is
Blighty ugly. Isn't he?"
"Do you think so?"
"He certainly doesn't take after his
mother. Must look like hia father."
mother says he dots. I'm his
father."—Houston Post.
Cheap Enough.
John, the baby has swallowed a
"Well, this diet isn't expensive,
food goes, but I doubt if it's neurit
United Mine Workers Distrust
Goal Production Board.
Would Promote Their Own Interests at
Expense of Workingmen Miners
Strongly Oppose Any Attempt to
Break Down Safeguards That Have
Taken Years to Obtain.
Coal mine operators ho on the plea
of war time necessity attempt to pro
mote their own interests at the ex
pense of the miners and to break down
safeguards that years of efTort have
built up about their employment will
be bitterly opposed by the United Mine
Workers of America, according to a
statement issued by the executive
Evidence that the recently appointed
committee on coal production of the
Council of National Defense, upon
which there is no representative of the
coal miners, intends to u.-sail unionism
under the guise of serving the country
is submitted in an account of what Is
taking place in Kentucky. The state
ment Kays:
"As convincing evidence that the
committee on conl production has in
mind Huch restriction we are in receipt
Of a communication from one of its
members setting forth that complaints
have been made by operators in west
ern Kentucky that their production is
being impeded I because of a campaign
of organization recently entered into
by the United Mine Workers of Amer
lea. We arc told by this member of
the committee that it would be wise to
call off efforts of this kind at this time,
"We wish lo point out for the benefit
of all who may be interested that no
strike has been called in western Ken
tucky and no effort made by us to Im
pede coal production in this territory.
On the other hand, men who have
peaceably atliliated themselves with
our organization have been discharged
by the coal companies, and at this writ
ing upward of 500 miners who are anx
ious to work and produce coal and con
tribute their indhiduul .-Corta as mine
workers to the nation's needs are suf
fering enforced idleness because they
signified a desire to belong to a labor
"We are willing." say the represent
atives of the miners, "to fight for the
government of the United States to es
tablish world democracy, but we must
Insist as a matter of sincerity that we
be allowed to retain some measure of
that democracy of which we so proud
ly boast in the mining regions of our
"We are anxious to co-operate with
the government in the maintenance of
industrial pe.ice in the '-oal ludustry
and have ol!'»
slderation hu
lzatiou and 111
of men it rep
been intrust*
federal gove! n
"We here I'.*
operate with
latlng coal pi
services to the
to date little con
ti Mveii to our organ
tudreds of thousands
t-i by those who have
i tins work by the
u uur offer to co
government in stimu
•tlon aud in preserv
lng harmonious relations between em
ployer aud employee in the coalfields of
the nation, but we hope the Justice of
our position wir be recognized when
we reiterate oii demand for propor
tionate represent.-:i !.n upon all com
missions appointed to direct affairs in
the coal industry.
"We are opposed to the personnel of
the committee on coal production, and
we protest the a- tion that created it
without giving recognition or consider
ation to the great army of men who
produce the coal.
"We cannot subscribe to su policy
nor co-operate in the plans that such a
committee has outlined for the govern
ment of affairs in the miuing ludustry
of the country."
Girls' Daylight Is Saved.
The Life Extension Institute of New
York city, of which Dr. Eugene Lyman
Fisk is director, recently introduced a
daylight saving plan affecting seventy
five girl employees whereby they re
ported at 8:30 a. in. and worked till 4
p. m. Instead of their former hours of
9 a. m. to 5 p. m. The usual hour for
lunch has been cut in half under the
new system, and with the additional
half hour each morning the actual
working time is the same. The innova
tion was received by the girls with sat
isfaction, and they expressed them
selves strongly in favor of tbe plan.
Gorr.pers Fights Postage Raise.
Samuel Gompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, in a
general appeal to the American people
and particularly to labor unious called
for united opposition to the proposed
Increase of the second class postage
rate and the application of tbe zone
system. He said it was a menace to
the labor press and only publications
backed by great combinations of
wealth conld survive its enactment.
At the same time the United Mine
Workers of America issued an official
protest against the proposed war rev
enue measure.
Printers Raise Wages.
Typographical union No. 47 of New
Haven, Conn., has signed a three year
Contiuot with newspaper proprietors.
Wages are increased.
In everything except labor
none questions the right of the
man who has something to sell
to set the price. Tbe workLng
inan has his lal»or to sell, and
tbe union would enable him to
set the price on his labor. The
employer wants to set the price,
41 and we are urged to exercise the
4- grace of submission and trust to
the hope and assurance of a re
ward In the sweet by and by.
4?- We are not going to surrender
4e- any of our hope of reward in
41 the sweet by and by, but we
4- want to get used to a good time
4 here and now.
Suspension of the Federal Child Labor
Law Not to Be Considered.
In a recent editorial the New York
Tribune has the following to say:
"With some of the contentions of
Mr. Samuel Gompers, speaking for or
ganized labor, the Tribune has been
unable to agree, but It takes the great
est pleasure in indorsing thoroughly
and completely his protest against the
proposed suspension of the federal
child labor law. As he truly says, this
nation is not facing such an extremity
as to Justify this course. There ia a
shortage of labor In certain skilled
trades and brain he* of industry, but
nothing that childr n an directly sup
ply. As the selective draft comes into
operation there will be au accentuated
shortage of male Uibor in many indus
tries. But still thi* will not be any
thing which chili.
n an make up di­
rectly, and assuredly it will not pro
duce an extremity for which they
should be taken.
"Labor shortage, where it exists, will
have to be attacked at first In a num
ber of Obv
the railroad
parlor car
the New Ye
ford railroad ha^
There will be su
sible ut women w«
Will be
ways. There will be
passenger service on
the elimination of
lining service, as
ew u and Hart
.-ally announced,
tiiin where pos
.- for men. There
O V I- I
itatioi.s of e.\i-:i:
V !. :i lie liin
will be curtailment of the production
of luxuries, from women's hats and
suits, according to fashion's changes,
to jewelry and limousines, and the
workers engaged in fabricating these
dispensables will be shifted to the
manufacture of articles really neces
sary to the life of the nation. And
while all or any of these changes In
tbe Industrial world are possible, It is
shortsighted, foolish, even wicked, to
talk of taking children out of school to
put them into mills and factories.
"The chili mm: ,r t..day are the na
tion of tonioiT'-w This country has
entered the war that future genera
tions may enjoy without limitation or
curtailment the rights aud privileges of
democracy us a understands it
It would be a mockery indeed of
the principle tor which we tight if th
country's children were to be hurried
into shop and foundry, mill and quarry,
deprived of the opportunity to gain
sound minds and sound bodies, cheated
of tbe protection by law which the
kindest and wisest sentiment of the
land has demanded and obtained
That would be bad enough at the worst
as a last resort. The country, fortu
nately, is far from that. It has re
sources uncalculated, industrial capa
bilities scarcely dreamed of, without
feeding its children into the inachin
ery. When all else has failed—if such
a time should ever come—it would be
time to talk of suspending the child
labor law. Until then the whole pro
posal Is grotesque, monstrous."
Senate Reaffirms Privileges Granted by
the Clayton Aot.
Through an amendment accepted by
the United States senate to the New
lands preferential shipping bill "peace
able striking"' would be permitted in
wartime among railroad men. The
amendment, offered by Senator Hollis
of New Hampshire, reaffirms the strike
privilege granted under the Clayton
"What right has the senate to say
men must work under conditions that
may be intolerable?" Senator Hollis de
manded. "We have the right to say
whether they shall be allowed to use
violence In asserting their rights, but
further than that we ought not attempt
to legislate a man's job. Under the
terms of this bill as it stands we would
brand a man a criminal who decided
that he could not work under any con
ditions Imposed by railroads. He could
ho put In jail. I simply ask that tbe
senate maintain for the railroad men of
this country the right to walk out
when they find conditions intolerable.
Senator Borah wanted to know if
Senator Hollis did not think it wrong
for a railroad man to quit his job at a
crisis that might mean the paralysis of
food transportation.
8enator Hollis insisted that nothing
ought to prevent "peaceable striking"
in war or peace time.
"At least we ought not pass
character of legislation without con
suiting the labor organizations." he
"now has the Brotherhood of Train
men got into this bill?' demanded Sen
ator Borah. "I don't doubt their loy
alty, but I want to ask who is going to
say when some men may prove dls
loyal In this war?"
Can't Picket In El Paso.
33ie city council of El Paso, Tex., has
passed an ordinance which prohibits
Watches, Diamonds
and Jewelry
of all kinds see the line at
110 High Street
S. M. ABEL, Proprietor
Square is the name. Square is our aim
All Jsfuits and Pants made to your
individual order in a
Union Shop
The SquareTailors
Meet him at
Gor. Front and High Sis.
Served everv Dav
Lunch Counter Connected
Reliable Dealers in
Dry Goods, Carpets, Closks. Ctueensware
Millinery. House Furnishings
Voss-Holbrock Stamps with
all Cash Purchases.
When on that evening's spin stop at
Win. Husky's Cafe
At Port Union
The bright spot in the country
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at Low Round Trip Fares Daily
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City and other Resorts in the
East, direct or via Washington
also to Resorts in North Michigan,
Wisconsin and the Northwest,
Colorado and the West
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