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VOL. XIX. No. 28.
A*. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y Y Y h- n/ g§ ItifR "R ASOLA" And "1122" Cigars Now Manufactured By Cheap Non-Union Labor The cigarmakers of Cincinnati, Ohio, are in a bitter fight against the S. Joseph & Company, manufacturers of the non-union "Rasola" and "1122" cigars. The cigarmakers are carrying the fight to other cities where these cigars are sold, and from the cigar makers come reports that their fight against these cigars is being crowned with success. In the past few days Messrs. Frank Haas and William Hockenjos, repre senting the Cigarmakers' Union of Cincinnati, have been calling on the local dealers of cigars and have been successful in securing the promises of the dealers that they will not carry the two brands of the Joseph Company until they settle their differences with the members of the union. In a communication that was sent out by the Cigarmakers' Local No. 4, and signed by Wm. F. Lamke, secre tary of the organization, states that this firm is paying their employes less than one-half the union scale. The union cigarmakers of Cincinnati ap peal to their friends to stand by them in their fight against a firm who is endeavoring to drag the wages of their members down. Square is the name. Spare is our aim All Suits and Pants made to your individual order in a Union Shop TheSquareTailors 106 HIGH STREET M. Hm i BOSTONIAN SHOES $7.35, $8.35, $10.45 If you come here looking for shoes you can be sure that we'd show you every pair in stock if necessary, in order to give you just what you want in price, fit, comfort, style and wear. And we'd do it happily. We want to please you at the try-on and as long as you wear our shoes. SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY BOYS' HI TOP SHOES dJO or Tan only, sizes 1 to 6 BOYS' DRESS SHOES d»Q QJ- Tan or black Y FLANNEL SHIRTS $1.97, $2.97, $3.47, $4.74 $5.47 Colors are grey, blue, green, brown and leather. Men's and Boys' Grey A "7 Sweater Coats «P A •fl I Men's and Boys' 47 Jerseys $1.97 to V"*'# Men's Wool Jumbo 4*7 Sweater Coats ipO*4!# Boys' Wool Worsted Pull 0\er Sweat- d»r Q7 & £7 Qiy ers I v ••J Boys' 50c Cordovan Stockings, sizes QC„ to 9% ODC Men's Wool Army Sox, slightly CAr imperfect uvl Y Y Y Y S. b, k "fc. I1 v,. MISS MARGEDANT Attends the Ohio State Con ference of The Ameri can Red Cross Miss Margedant, of the Hamilton Red Cross Chapter, local executive secretary, is in Cleveland attending the Ohio State Conference of the American Red Cross. Representatives from 108 Ohio chapters of the organ ization met in conference Wednesday with national and divisional head quarters officials for discussion of the various phases of the peace-time ex tension of Red Cross service to bene fit Ohio communities. At a special meeting, during the conference, MacKenzie R. Todd, Lake division manager, of the Third Red Cross Roll Call, made a request for concentrattu Red Cross effort, Novem ber 2-11, the week of the annual en rollment of Red Cross members. "Every Red Cross membership," said Mr. Todd, "is a vote of confidence in the Red Cross." Universal mem bership is the slogan for the lake di vision, which covers the territory of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Men's V inch dark jaa-16-tf ft i Ms"-v jt: Mi i You ought to see this display of Fine Overcoats and Suits elegant in materials and designing! a remarkable display. Will show you fur-collared styles, raglans, ulsters, double-breasted, welt-waist style Overcoats. NEW STYLES IN SUITS IOR YOUNG MEN. They're really new: the lines are all curves—sleeves, lapels, collar, skirts, waist, hips all these are curves. Single and double-breasted models. Soil construction if you don't know how good they are you're missing the best thing ever offered in ready-made clothes. WINTER UNDERWEAR Boys'Ribbed or Fleece d»I on lined Union Suits.... v Men's Ribbed Union d»-| A 7 Suits 1 Men's Wool Process Union Suits, $2.50 value MEN'S TAN DRESS SHOES Special BLACK LINED AUTO GAUNTLETS, Special Sizes 3 to Sweater colors THE I'U'l'LF.Tt COUNTY Washington!—Never have Labor's rights been more ably championed than in the National Industrial Con ference called to meet here by Presi dent Wilson. The greatest debate ranged around the subject of collective bargaining, the key-stone of the arch of Labor's demands. The speeches of Gompers, Morrison, Woll and Johnston, labor champions, were declared even by the capitalist representatives as most elo quent. Contending thus for a right that has been established by all the great inter national unions, a right recognized by the Amercian government, a right rec ognized in France and England, the Labor delegation fought a great fight. Here follows extracts from the speeches delivered during the course of the debate by Gompers and Morri son Sam Gompers on Capital vs. Humanity Capital consists of tables, these tables and these chairs, these clothes, steel, clothing, boots, shoes, pork, hides and cattle, machinery, wool, sugar, oil, anything that can be brought to your mind relative to the things I have mentioned, is encom o Boys' Overcoats Wool mixed materials, dark colors and splendidly made. Boys' Winter Suits Hea\ v dark wool mixtures. Sizes 8 to 1 6 v Coats, $2.47, $3.47, $5.47 $1.97 The WORKINOfiiAN'S STORE Red Trunk 246 High St. 'r 'ij Men's Wool Worsted Union Suits, $4.00 d»0 A7 values Men's $1.35 Ribbed Shirts or Drawers.... 3/ I Men's $1.50 High Rock Fleece lined Shirts or OO Drawers v Men's Wool Shirts or 07 Drawers V *01 Men's High Rock Fleece lined Union 7 Suits SPECIAL—Men's Fleec ed Shirts only Boy Scout leather lined Gaunt- ECTIVE fin vi By Labor Chiefs At National dustrial Conference Called By President Wilson Morrison Says When Wage Workers Are Not United, Employers Play One Worker Against Another In Competition. Y Y Y Y Y Y & Y Y $5 35 $3.47 .afjri' i \$ jHrV. ivt 67c xC qq lets vLjJ New-Way-Stretch Sus penders »r,*V St 75c Y Y HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31,1919.<p></p>II passed in the term "capital"—dead things, inanimate things, material things, things which can be sold and bought, things which are subject to barter and sale capital invested for the production of still more capital, more inanimate things, material things. And what is labor Labor is the men and the women, erroneously and intentionally coined in the terminology as labor. It is laborers, workers, hu man beings, men and women and children, and when it comes to the question of determining what is of greater importance as to men and women and little children and dollars and things, the soul of mankind goes out to men and women and children rather than to capital—the regulation of capital, the material things of life and the regulation of men and women and children. If the old concept of labor and capi tal had prevailed we should still find our children, thre, four or five years of age, going into the mines and work ing underground for twelve, fourteen and sixteen hours a day. If the old concept of labor and capital still pre vailed you would find children in the textile mills of America working twelve, fourteen and sixteen hours a day. Xjr*' Wk !«r. Y 7 Y Y Y K VP AR:H OF LABOR In Talk of labor and capital, and regu lating both by the same yardstick and the same rule! Why this anxiousness to have the unions of labor incorpor ated So that the same condition of affairs might be established as in the times, under the guilds, when the gov ernment stepped in and robbed the workers of the funds that they had accumulated to serve them for illness, for death, for the burial of the wife and the child as it might occur. Whether you like it or not the working men and women have at last found the ability to articulate. If you want to deny that right today you should have denied their fathers and grandfathers the public school. Frank Morrison on the Open Shop I desire to direct attention to one of the twelve principles proposed by the Capital Group to this Industrial Conference, which declares that there should be no interference with the ''open shop" and concludes "no em ployer should be required to deal with men or groups of men who are not his employes or chosen by and from or among them." The principle there enunciated vio lates established and prevailing cus toms in industry in the civilized world It nullifies the good faith of al! the other principles advanced in its pro gram by the Capital Group. In practice it would result, first, in trade union disintegration, and finally, in the economic slavery of tne indus trial wage workers of the country. Every one of the 113 International Trade Unions composing the American Federation of Labor has developed a method of collective bargaining by 14 DUE TO Low Rent and Great Buying Power Second Floor Shoe Store which representatives of the unions treat with employers individually or collectively. The United States War Labor Board, soon after its creation, announced: "The right of workers to organize in trade unions, to bargain collectively and through chosen repre sentatives is recognized and affirmed. This right shall not be denied or abridged or interfered with by em ployers in any manner whatever." The Director-General of Railroads, in Order No. 53, issued in January, 1919, provided for the creation of a Railroad Board of Adjustment to set tle disputes affecting members of four railway trade unions. The American Federation of Labor, by reason of its existence was enabled when our coun try entered the war, to present to thi government practical methods for col lective bargaining for the establish mten of uniform wages, hours and conditions in the various war indus tries, an econmie situation resulting in incalculable benefit to the govern ment in its capacity of employer and to the entire nation as a decisive fac tor in the war. A commission of six employers appointed by the United States Secre tary of Labor, on returning from a tour of investigation in Great Britain generally recognized the desirability of bargaining collectively with labor. The assertion made by the capital group that, "principles of individual liberty and freedom of contract require that there should be no inter ference with the 'open shop,' is an offense to the human understanding as it is language which contradicts thought. "Individual liberty" is mock ery of the wage-worker, who, forced by his necessities to find work, is not free to make a contract just to him self. No sophist, no causist, no de fender of privilege, can use this ar gument of the capital gi'oup before court or conference and carry convic tion to hearers who have reasoned out its inconsistencies. It is now rejected in every branch of society which has seriously studied the economics of la Walk the stairs and take advantage of the opportunity offered you. We can fit all members of the family. Neff's Shoes can not be excelled for continued comfort, endurance and economy. We carry a good selection in natty and chic fashions for women of the most fastidious taste, also a good variety of school and work shoes. Our Men's Shoes will surprise the most ex pert shoe critic. With styles in abundance and widths from A to EE, we can fit the hard to fit, and give foot comfort to those who have tenderfeet. Our combination last, which runs small through the instep and wide across the ball, will help adjust a large percentage of foot ills. You will find our prices surprisingly low for the quality of footwear we offer. Don't forget our RENT is less than one-fourth that is paid by merchants on the ground floor, and our buying for a number of stores gives us GREAT BUYING ADVANTAGE. y^alk the stairs and put the balance in the bank. S O E S FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 18 So. 3rd St.' one half blod off High Street WS.S. 1 75 CENTS PER YEAR j.<p></p>DEMANDS bor contracts, except the one branch bent on the restoration of a feudal domination by barons of capital over serfs of labor. "Open shop" is a deliberate nega tion of the unavoidable necessity of the organization of labor. When wage workers are not united, employers play one worker against another in compe tition. They quote a tenth man, unem ployed, as a menace to nine men in their employment. They take advan tage of dull seasons, when unemploy ment is at its worst, to establish per manently wages and conditions to which the most needy workers must then give their consent. The more liberal employers, themselves, are finally obliged by low wage paying competitors to '•educe wages in order to meet the price of products in the market reached through the cheapest labor costs. That muvuuDic tendency in finance by which the worst currency drives out the better—Gresham's law—is equally true in its application to labor. The employers of sweat-shop labor, prison labor, child labor, non-union, women's labor and cheap foreign labor in var ious industries have repeatedly cap tured markets from employers con scientiously endeavoring to uphold recognized American standards. The sole effective antidote to this social disease has been the trade union. The confederations of employing class managers of colossal corpora tions bent on paying dividends on bil lions of capital, largely fictitious, rep resented in this industrial conference, have challenged the common sense of the American people in demanding the dissolution of the solidarity of the workers. The union shop is the sole practical obstacle to that de-Ameri canization of labor which for years has been the policy of the economic olig archy governing the basic industries of this country. That the conspirators aiming at the ruin of trade unionism should embody their propositions in program placed before this confer- Continued on last page) V¥ Mkt VW" «ftftMPS vkittd j(TATKS GOVERNMENT lKK 1 rfc 1