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Bri.L 1280—X.
endorsed by the Trade* 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 Mont1
gomery Counties.
Endorsed by Metal Trades Cound
of Hamilton Ohio.
Endorsed by the United Trades and
Labor council, Dayton, Ohio.
dollar of your wages to purchase a
non union product, you are tearing
down some fellow unionist and
helping to make it impossible for
him to support you.
Do you think it just the r.gb!
thing brother, to carry your card
in the pocket of a suit of clothes
that doesn't bear the label? Think
over and see to it that the m-x
suit you buy DOES bear the lata
Some people kick because the:r
daily bread does n.,i cuine already
Did you notice that hve bun:h
of Catholics working with the Pro
testants on the V M. C. A. war
fund, and did v- u notice that live
bunch o Protea
1 ast Black
V \..V". •$
**-«,»• f^r-
may gel it by lively scratching.
The spread of industrial deraoo
racy during the past six months
has been marvelous. President
Wilson himself found time to pause
in his consideration of military and
diplomatic problems long enough
to appoint a commission of under
standing democratic unionists and
employers to study the western la
bor situation and find more funda
mental remedies than deportations
and prosecutions.
Well, bow much did we make
for the soldiers' fund at the home
coming foot-ball game, has any
one heard Not that we want to
be inquisitive but only because of
our interest in the boys d» we ask
the question.
While woman suffrage received
a severe lambasting in the recent
election held here in Ohio, yet,
whether for or against, one can
hardly overlook the fact that the
victory of the suffrage forces in
New York state portends the not
far distant future when the women
throughout the whole United
States will be permitted to cast a
The first man of the American
forces to be taken prisoner by the
Germans was a union man. Noth
ing surprising about that, there's
where you will find the union man,
at the front, always.
You'll never find a scb the
front, only on retreat.
President Woodrow Wilson and
President Samuel Gotnpers, a
strong pair to draw to.
That bunch that started for he
A. F. of L. convention for the pur
pose of starting troub'e surely did
crawl into their holes and pull the
hole in after them when President
Wilson t. nshfcd up with hi* speec.i.
Have you been following up the
proceedings of the convention at
Buffalo Is there any doubt as to
the loyalty of organized labor Is
organized labor back of President
Wilsi u and your "Unc le Sam
Wed we £uess—YES.
Oh yes, how about the Private
Peat and Mrs Peat lecture? Won
der what th
oys got out
is going
i r,
the Cotholics on the K. of C's war
fund There is going to be a let
of good ne out of this war
The man who itches for a thing
Pretty near a month now since this
came off. If all war matters are
0 1 he 5a me
basis time
that it takes to oean up these lit
tle affairs in Hamilton, "God help
More trouble at the Atlas Hotel.
This is becomine so regular that it
goes v without comment other
'han that the citizens in general
wonder how much longer this place
tolerated by our
authorities The latest KNOWN
place last Saturday
when -Holder employed at the
Works foundry signed
a f.-.r on*- 'he
him out of the Hotel.
who is doing special duty in the
city claiming that the guard threw
Boys' English Shoes
Made in Neolin and L»eather Soles
Special Fop Saturday $2.98
All Sizes to 6
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You know w* are building up a
reputation for predicting things
Well here is one that you want to
watch: We are predicting that
something big is going to be pulled
off shortly in this town and not by
Hamilton pecple, either. Watch
To hear some people talk, all
workmen who do rot, and will not
work for labor crushing employers
for small wages are I. W. W.'s,
unpatriotic and traitors to their
The fire-escapes are up and the
tenants are resting easy, thanks to
Shop Inspector George Rentschler,
Building Inspector Henry Betschei
and—the PRBSS.
Complaint is being made by the
girls that several deputies are be
coming too officious and obnoxious.
There are other days to
tlemen, other days.
Whatever you do don't overlook
dropping your bit in the can and
wearing one of the little tags,
thereby reminding Santa Claus not
to forget our boys on his rounds at
Christmas time.
committeeman who goes out
and solicits for the Red Cross or the
Y. M. C. A. or the K. of C. or any
other war fund is usually a man
who unselfishly gives t?p his time,
time that is more valuable oftimes
tban that of some from whom he
solicits and he is deserving of much
credit and the thanks of all. Any
man who not only refuses to an­
swer his appeal out in addition
thereto balls him out and ridicules
an abuses him is not a slacker,
nor disloyal, nor unpatriotic, nor
un-American, nor a Kaiser booster,
no he is non? of these—that is
singly, lie is all of them put to­
gether and should be treated as
such, be be workingman or busi
iie^ man, employee or employer.
K the election of councilman at
the recent election held the union
man was right there. In the first
ward we have Chris Kaefer, who
conducts a strictly union barber
shop sixth ward Truman Zilliox
is a member of the machinists' un
ion fifth ward Arthur Sapp, is a
member of stove mounters' union
fourth ward John H. Connell is a
member of bartenders' union coun
cilman-at-large Henry Brinker is a
member of cigarmakers' union,
this is five, or a majority, so that
we can feel assured that the legisla
tive body for the next two years?
We might add here that little
Tommy McGreevy, elected Muni
cipal Court Clerk is also a union
man. Tom is a member of the
Theatrical Stage Employes' union.
Wedding Music.
"Custom," says a writer in the Wo
man's Home Companion, "has decreed,
to be sure, that the simplest and most
conventional musical program for a
wedding In church is, as some one has
tersely expressed it, 'Lohensrin to go
in on, Mendelssohn to go out on and
somethiiiir soft during the cerfemony.'
Something a bit different would be
'Tannhaenser' to go in on and 'Swedish
Wedding March' from 'Qochzeit zu
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Textile Girls Are "Game."
Willing to Suffer Rather Than Re
turn to Work Under Old Condi
tions—Should ^Receive Hearty Sup
The true spirit is being evidenced
by the striking Hamilton Textile
Workers, for w om a benefit dance
was given Wednesday evening at
Machinists' hall.
These girls were not organized
when they went out twenty week#
ago, but since that time there has
not been the least sign of faltering
or doubt as to the final outcome.
Two weeks ago they received
their first strike benefits $4 each.
One of the most cheerful persons
in the ranks was a woman 56 years
old, with holes in the soles of ber
shoes. She quaintly remarked that
others had suffered moie than she,
and had lived through the exper
ience therefore she was satisfied.
These people deserve all the fi
nancial aid that can be given, and
there has been no call upon the
generosity of Dayton workingmen
that should receive a more hearty
answer—The Dayton Labor Review
First American Prisoner Was
A Union Man.
The first one of the twehe of
General Pershing's men taken pris
oners by the Germans was a Chi
cago union street car man. He is
Harry Loughman, a member of
Division 241, Street Carmen's Un
ion, Chicago. He has been an ac
tive and paid-up member for thre»?
The organized street carmen of
Chicago have subscribed $708,750
for Liberty Bonds and have en
tered for 14.000 Red Cross mem
Barton Stone Nominated
for President
Both Phone
Monkey Mutual Aid Society
at its regular meeting Ttusday
night nominated the following offi
cers for the election which is to be
held the first Tuesday in December:
President, Barton Stone vice-pre
sident, Edward Dulli recording
secretary, Henry Mayer financial
secretary, Christ Sick treasurer,
A. W. Bruck master of ceremonies
Peter Yache sentinel, Henry Hart
conductor, Leslie Spiegal and Geo
McGee trustee, Fred Bruck.
Arrangements were made Tuts
day night for the annual Thanks
giving eve dance which is to be
given at the temple on Wednesday
evening, November 29. The Mick
Nicol orchestra has been engaged
to furnish the music for the oc
Things a Man Must Know to Be 8uo
ceasful Speculator.
"All those who are trading in the
stock market might well ask themselves
whether they are speculators or gam
blers," Bays John K. Barnes In the
World's Work. "Any one can gamble
In stocks, but it is not profitable. It
takes a high degree of specialized
knowledge and training to speculate.
Here are some of the complex require
ments of technical knowledge that are
indispensable to the successful specula
should know bow to read the
business barometers. Among these are
the bank clearings throughout the coun
try, which show the rapidity with which
money is changing bunds through the
banks, and thus gives the best measure
we have of the business doing the un
filled orders on the books of the United
States Steel corporation, our largest In
dustrial company, which are reported
ten days after the close of each month
railroad gross earnings, which are now
reported weekly by some roads and
monthly by all, and railroad net earn
ings, which show the prosperity in that
Important field the production hgures
for coal, iron, copper, etc. the export
and Import figures, which control our
International credit position and have
been of great importance since the war
began money rates and the elements
that affect them—gold imports, foreign
loans, etc., and probably, above all, he
should w itch carefully the crop pros
pects throughout the country,
"Unless a man understands the mean
ings of these things and has a very
special and unusual temperament be
sides he can never succeed as a spec
In other words, the average man has
no chance in the speculative marketa
SATLIiOAY, NOVEMtSbK iS4th, Will Be The Last Day Of The
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT on all Men and Boys' Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Pants and Furnishing Goods
The M. W. G. Star Store, Corner 3rd and High Sts., Hamilton, Ohio
4 i s w i k
From Ohio to
1 1 li
Through Service
Ej» S
N. R. R.
Via Knoxville, Atlanta and
Macon to Jacksonville
By Daylight Through
Kentucky and Tennessee
Consult Loral Tichel Ap.cnts for particulars
or address C. C. HAINES,
District Passetiger Agent, DAYTON, OHIC
A Regular Job.
He—Do you believe a woman shorn i
promise at the altar to love, honor ai i
obey her husband: She—Perhaps slu
ought to make the promise, but it al
ways has seemed to me that she wj
taking on a pretty big contract.—Ric31
mond Times-Dispatch.
His Success.
GIbbs—I sang a song at the ban
|uet last night, and everybody shouted
"Fine!" Dibbs—Did any one mention
tow much the fine should have been?
What Has Been Done by Labor
Sanitation Conference.
Movement Came Into Existence as
Result of Experiments In Co-opera
tlon With Trade Unions—Much Good
Already Accomplished in Promoting
Cleanliness In Workshops.
Establishment of New York city's
division of industrial hygiene, for the
purpose of promoting healthful condi
tions in factories and workshops, was
the first formal effort of the kind ever
attempted by municipal executives in
the United States. The significance of
the effort to protect the standing army
of the industrial workers was recog
nlzed by President Wilson, Governor
Whitman, Samuel Gompers, Meyer
London and leaders of the Central
Federated union and other organiza
tions of labor who early in 1910 In
dorsed the work the city government
was undertaking.
For more than two years this new
activity in industrial hygiene has been
conducted on a modest scale, without
parade or advertising, hut an effort
has been made of late to discover
whether the community appreciates
the value of industrial health protec
tion and is willing to support the plan
to make it a fixed branch of the mu
nicipal government. Approval by
working people has been evidenced
liberally. The division of industrial
hygiene has justified its existence
through the instrumeutallt. of he la
bor sanitation conference.
This labor sanitation conference rep
resents the beiiinituig of a movement
in which the leading central labor or
ganizations and ninety-three local un
ions or trade bodies, with a member
ship of more than 800,000 in the city,
have enrolled for the purpose of im
proving sanitary conditions in the haz
ardous industries. It Is a domestic
body, controlled and directed by labor
itself, it is a permanent organization'
to promote sanitation, and it has serv
ed to bring laboring people into inti
macy with the department of health,
so that they may learn at first hand
what the municipality is doing In en
forcing and maintaining proper sani
tary standards in shops and factories.
The labor sanitation conference
came into existence as a result of ex
periments in co-operation with labor
unions which the division of Industrial
hygiene undertook some time ago.
Studies of 400 painters and 889 fur
riers carried on by the division's physi
cians and the unions of these two
trade groups led to a unique experi
ment in connection with Typographical
union No. 6, or "Big Six," as it Is
called. Through the president of "Big
Six," Leon H. Rouse, its sanitation
committee was instructed to prepare a
questionaire requiring information with
respect to lighting, ventilation, pres
ence of proper devices for controlling
lead fumes, washing facilities, etc.
The chairman of every composing
room was held responsible for return
ing answers to the questions relating
to sanitary conditions in the compos
ing room. Only those places in which
sanitary defects were noted were in
spected by the department of health.
This system of self inspection is a
great economy In administration, as
It eliminates unnecessary official visits
to establishments in which sanitary
conditions are good and satisfactory
to the workers themselves. It also
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Order Your Next Suit at the
Up-to=Date Tailors
335 Court
Meet him at
Cor. Iiont and Hieli Sts.
1 Merchants' Dinner Lunch
Served every Day
To Order
E. M. Schwartz, Mgr.
We Have a Few Bargains
Used Cars
These Cars have all been overhauled and
are in A-l Shape
1 Chandler, Six Roadster
1 Paige, Town Car, New Bargain
1 Maxwell, 1917 Touring
1 Maxwell, 1917
1 Maxwell, 1916
1 Maxwell, 1916
1 Maxwell, 1915
1 Maxwell, 1916
1 Maxwell, 1916 Roadster
1 Maxwell, 1915
1 Maxwell, 1916
1 Overland, 1912 Touring
Oral Motor Car Co.
Lunch Counter Connected
Patronize Home Industry
The Co
Py ra
Try a case today
irritaiiou ana
complaint on the part of those employ
ers whose factories, though kept at a
fairly high sanitary standard, are over
run by inspectors
The results of this form of co-opera
tlon between the big printers* organiza
tion and the division of industrial hy
giene were so satisfactory to members
of the union that they paved the way
to the formation of the onference. and
a large number of unions were invited,
to send delegates to form a permanent
organization. controlled by labor
Thirty eight anions were enrolled in
the conference on Feb. 18 last.
The conference has already concern
ed itself, in connection with the Long
shoremen's union, in the movement to
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protect woriiers against me aaugers
of anthrax. It has in preparation cir
culars for the education of employers
and employees. It has taken up the
question of protecting the public and
tho waiters in the city's public eating
places from the menace of filthy
clothes worn by waiters and other
health protective measures. It has
called attention in several important
Instances to extremely hazardous oc
cupations and to insanitary work
places. Finally it has taken a decided
stand and given expression to its opin
ton in opposition to the attempts to
repeal labor laws as war measures.
Its activities and possibilities have
been the subject of favorable review
In the May bulletin of the United
States bureau of labor statistics.

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