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at Noted Men And New
Say On Prohibition.
In recent public utterances, the
President of the American Federa
tion of Labor has been emphatic
in his denunciation of prohibition.
Here a--' quotations from inter
views and statements made by Pre
sident Gompers:
"We are at a period in our cc.un
try's history when unity of action
and purpose is essential. We are
in a great world conflict—fighting
for the life of democracy and self
government. It seems to me that
the radical prohibitionists, appre
ciating the gravity of the times
and bigger things at stake, might
delay the projection of a fight over
"I know there are millions of
Americans today who drink their
glass or two of beer or light wine
and are no worse off for ir—t tber
as wage earners or citizens."
Suffice it herein to state thu
my travels, observation and exper
ience show beyond a measure of
doubt that prohibition by law is an
iniquitous proposition that carries
within its wake denial of freedom,
fails to accomplish the purpose of
curing the drink evil—an evil ad
mitted by all—that it (prohibition
by law) is violative of the funda
mental principles of human freedom
and that there is no agency so po
tent to make men temperate in all
their habits as the much misunder
stood and misrepresented organized
labor movement."
Samuel flompers.
The establishment of prohibition
would be impracticable and would
put a premium on the sale of in
toxicating diinks. When a law is
ilagrantly and habitually violated
it brings legislation into contempt.
It creates a spirit of deception and
hypocrisy, and compels men to do
insidiously and by stealth what
they would otherwise do openly
aud above board. You cannot leg
islate men by civil action into the
performance of good and ri^h^ous
deeds.—Cardinal Gibbons.
I cannot see the benefits ot
derived from compulsory bsti
tience. Rabid intemperance work
ers have accomplished very little
toward destroying the drink evil.
Bishop Grafton, Wisconsin.
Everyone knows that there art
many saloons that are perfectly or
derly and law abiding, where peo
pie go and drink their rt-r in peace
That The Prohibition Campaign Has No Place In Our
Affairs Of Today," Says Samuel Gompers.
Textile Workers Slogan:
Trrrrr Tr3T
null I
with congenial companions, and
where a drunkard is scarcely ever
seen. Have I, as a ministei, any
more right to interfere with the
business of such a place, than the
saloonkeeper would have to disturb
the peace of my congregation while
at worship?—Very Rev. Dr.
Hartley, Little Rock, Ark.
"He who passes^t^#ough some
of the once prosperous cities which
formerly enjoyed the privileges
vouchsafed to all by the constitu
tion of the United States and ees
the ruin that has been wrought,
may with more justice declare—
'Prohibition did it He will gaze
upon choice corners deserted, re
sidences empty, once well kept
yaids crown up to weeds. He will
inquire of one of the disheartened
natives and receive the assurance
ihat 'Prohibition did it New
York Hotel Review.
Big Dan's Philosophy: I have
seen many a merry company sitting
round a table, but I have yet to
see one sitting around a pump!—
Daniel O'Connell, the Irish Lib
Prohibition is not a temperance
movement it is an intemperate,
arbitrary and short-sighted attempt
to compel everybody to be a total
abstainer from everything in the
least alcoholic—ao matter how
harmless or even beneficial when
used ii moderation. Sacramento,
Cal.. Bee.
That so-called Christians shoulo
eir-iict legislation permitting the u-e
of alcohol to themselves but deny
ing it to everybody else shjws to
what height of sectarian madness
they have mounted, says the Lib
eral News, of KLansas C'ty.
It hi been our experience with
proaibition that only an empty
irm, the pretense of temperance,
is maintained under prohibitory
laws, and that quite generally the
practical effect is that the milder
beverages, such as beer and wine,
are eliminated because of their
bulk, and that the harsher stimu
lants, like whiskey, rum, alcohol
and brandy, because of their con
centration, become the only bever
ages available." Wyoming Lahor
rf 1
e fcX
i i a i i i i i i n
Reliable Dealers in
Dry Goods, Carpets. Clocks, Gtueensware
Millinery. House FurnisLnDgs
Voss-Holbrock Stamps with
all Cash Purchases.
Many Strangers Arrive In City.
Believed to be Strikebreakers.
All indications point at this time
t« Hamilton being in for u good leng
vfralk, not much effort has been
made to settle the differences ex
isting between the officials of the
Ohio Electric aud their employes
who walked out on last Sunday
G. D. Nichol, hupenateodeui of
the division, with headquarters in
Dayton, stated that nothing nad
transpired which would indicate
immediate relief in the situaticn
which is seriously affecting the
cities and towns along the road.
The men s-iy this is really not a
strike but. is a protest against the
violation, on the part of the com
pany, of the agreement signed be
tween it and th* company last Jan
uary. They say that the Fred Sat
kamp incident was not altogether
the car.se of them refusing to work
longer bat that it simply brpught
matters, that have been brewing
for a loi time, to a head.
P. J. Shay, of the General Executive
Board of the International Un
ion of Street Railway Employes
Now In Charge of the Local Sit
The employes say that at the
4 'f
No Settlement of Street Car Hen's
Strike in Sight at This Time.
Taxi Cabs and Trucks Do=
inga Land Office Business
time the agreement was signed in
Jauuary many things were prom
ised them which the company has
since refused to give them. Among
others the men were t® receive full
pay for the time they put in on
dead-head runs that is the time
they had to put in going to and
from to where their run started
and stopped. This means much to
the men especially on the main
line. This pay they never re
ceived. The men also claim that
the company has been discriminat
ing against those who have been
active in the affairs of the uniou.
It seems that the company when
approached on the promises made,
simply put the men off from time
to time with more promises. The
men say that they would have
been justified in walking eut long
before they did but knowing the
inconvenience the public would be
put to they refrained from doing
To make matter* voise it seems
that the company is determined
that the men must work with a
man who was very objectionable to
On any amount
of Bonds up to
$5,000 worth you]
won't pay
ny of tax of axiy
pay 49 mtere^
are U. S. Govern*
merit Bonds, and
are the safest in*
vestmeoc in cbd
Yoor hsuakerwiil hafH
flr your safaschfOoo
them. The men say that this was
to be the first wedge driven in for
the breaking up of th'ir organiza
tion This man at the time the
Electric Railway Employes' Union
was organized last January signed
up with the rest but it was seen
that he was playing both ends from
the middle. Several weeks ago he
brutally assaulted a member of the
union at the upper end of the line
and since then he has not. been
Oa last Friday he was put back
on as conductor but the motormen
refused to work with him. Mr.
Nichol told the men unless th y
worked with Satkamp thu tltey
would be discharged at once. Up
on their refusal he then discharged
two of them. The word swiftlv
traveled all along the lines between
Cincinnati and Dayton. The mcu
protested against the discharge of
their fellow workers, without avail.
Seeing they were to get no further
satisfaction it was agreed that no
cars were to be moved on Sunday
They say «hat they will neve- re
turn as long at Satkamp is o .• ark
and that since they are out a the
promises made before mti-.t nr
good and guaranteed
Mr. J. P. Shay ot I).Vic
a member of the General Exec
tive Board of the Street and Kb
trie Railway Employes of America,
arrived ia the ci'y Wednesday
evening and is
the local situation.
Many strangers ha.
uir city during the
T: v are being it--iked up
.u-jon bv mar y ji our
i'» rofessional s .s
s I y lrmtripfil't i
Jiuuary on promises was
e Jtion of the old, old story
employ-s taking the employe-!':
wotd when they have
situatit n hc hi/low u*r
hand. Ti1 v -.•••-•*•' :-.k v
p* f.r i jiving eryth
th'-y a- it the 'd only y
back. What was the equence
They received nut bit Another
organization in i.-ur cn had the
same experience a sliur. time ago
with one of our big foundry A«k
them about it. But is ev ibn?
the workingman s always -a
to takfe a chance, even thuugn
knows the other fellow is lying.
But it is an i!! vind that blows
nobody good, for in the meantime
the taxis and rucks ate
a land office business.
Tobacco Firms Unfair
Union Label
Witd comes from Louisville,
Ky., that two of the tobacco fac
tories in that city have declared for
non union shop and one of them
has lecked out its employes. In
consequence thereof the Tobacco
Wotkers' International Union has
withdrawn the label from both
these firms and declared them un
fa:r to organized labor.
The tobacco firms above refered
to, are the Ryan-Hampton Tobac
co company and the Burley Tobac
co confpacy, (formerly the StraU-r
Brothers Tobacco company. The
chief brands they make are Allen
Countv,'' Shepherd" "Railroad'
"Safety hirst," Strater's Natural
Twist," On The Square," "In
dex," "Cup Greenville,' "Plug
Chewing, aad "City Club," Smok
The above brands do not now
bear the Union Label and union
men are requested to guide them
selves accordingly.
Colored Boys To Leave
For Camp Sherman
The colored contingent of Ham
ilton's quota of the selective draft
army will leave Hamilton on Mon
day morning October 29. This is
the word received by the local draft
board on Wednesday evening.
The executive committee of the
Hamilton Commercial and Indus
trial Association upon receiving the
word met and made artangements
to give the boys a fitting send ff
On Sunday evening October 14,
special farewell services were held
the Colored A. M. E. church on
S. Monument Ave. It was thought
at that time tbey would leave on
the following Friday. It is .v
planned by th«* colored people to
again hold special services on Sun
day evening at the same church,
in honor of the boys who are gow-z
to leave, ard to also have sc.a
prominent speaker. Congressman
Gard it is thought will be invited
to deliver the address The put1:
in general, both black a :i wh e
are invited to attend these servi-
The association executive n:
mittee have engaged a band for the
escort on Monday morning. The
train will leave at
1 The
rade will form at th Y. M.
7 30 A
puuiptly a?
that all th
city trrr
•1. anc
clock. i i
be fa
le de
boys a
The time
lext white contingent is
tely known at this time.
Strike Situation
s Un-
branic Pep
named six
doing duty at Vi
n ora
Upon applica
aroun plan
e pU,.
Aoout n"
eluded in
A- Tf
change from that of last w
Many new men are brought ic
just as many, i' more, le
It is claimed th ..my of ihe
e.. lg say
undei Mic
the platsi.
were tuisre
it-r easons
3Sfrs &
textile workers of this city who are
on strike. This offer on the part
of the managers of the Castle
Dancing Academy is very com
mendable and is to be very much
Here is a chance to boost the
textile workers' cause on the part
of all. Every union man and
friend should be there with his wife
and family or sweetheart. And if
you haven't one of yoir own, bor
row nne —that is sweetheart.
u Li.
In a partial report to Judge
Waltfr S Harlan, of the Common
Pleas Court submitted this morn
ing by the October Grand Jur, in
dictments were returned against
Walter Brice, Assault and Battery.
William West, Assult and Battery.
Louis Schalk a id William West,
Assault with intent t« kill
Ferd Hamilton Assault and Hut-
Ladies' Tailors Win.
X. *v Vor k, Oct. —Ladies'
i. aiiofs uuioii Xu. ou, affiliated
with the International Ladies' Gar
ment lYr.r'-f?' union, has won its
strikt tditions lost when
these workers drifu away fruiii
their organization.
Th ion was the first to win
the 4' ir week, and its members
becat confident with their suc
cess hey forgot their union.
Whe. ere forced to work
night- 5rue cas s two weeks
ersons are now
injunctions gra
vi^i. Cfrt
editions' exist
sny th.
i.u vi to thi n
Y '.WikelH-'d
Hamilton's Greatest Underselling Store
Drummer's Sample
Trimmed Hats at I Off
lined 1
J2.i»0 New
$1.00 Kid
$ 1 a n
-jTl 7-* Cotton Blatike:
T'.tc Coverall Aprons.
coming or tney wouldn't ue
From the number of special watch
men on at this plant tbey must be
hiring them in droves. One can't
walk up north Third street without
bumping iuto some of these fellows.
Because of their size, everyone
gives them the right of way. If
the company hired them by the
pound, the expense attached, if
put into Liberty Bonds, would
about cover Hamilton's quota in
the second loan
Benefit Dance for Tex=
tile Workers.
The Castle DinCMig A'-aiie'i'V,
under the management of Messrs.
Hart and Rndcliffe, who are con
ducting dances ev Saturday
night at the Eagle s temple aft
nounce thai all of the profits ac
cruing from the dance to be held
on Saturday of this week, October
27th, will be turned over to the
•1 Sr
Buy That Coat Now at
After-Christmas Prices
ai.-t li
v want
SI 4.ts
-ish Coais, :r
SI 9.95
nK $:'0 W,
1 'oplin
o 64r
|2. i fV s „r w.- SI.98
:i.tc Children's Knit Toque 25c
JfVOO Wool Serge Dresses S5.9S
5-".0U laiv nap Blankets
0x80 S3.4S
Where Style and Price Meet'
For Music
I^dison Dia
mond Disc
and Cylinder
Pianos and all
kinds of
Musical In
No. 10 S.3d St.

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