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CLYDE C. BOSCO. Vice President. GEO. W. STRONG. President. .JAMES A. BRYAN, Sec.-Treas.
FREE PANTS SALE Now going on, and Continuing to and Including Saturday, January 31 We will give AN EXTRA PAIR OF PANTS OR A FANCY VEST FREE with every Suit or Overcoat order taken in our Huntington Store. You cars make your own selection for your Extra Pants from any goods in cur immense winter stuck. Blacks and blues in', luded Three-Piece Suit 45 1 ?2 \ Coat and Pants 1 Gvercoat 2nd ' I UNION LABEL and Extra Pants - - ^ j. and Extra Pants - - ^ ! Extra Pants - - ' - 1 O j in Every Garment Corner Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue | Clifton Forge. Va.: Cumberland. Md.: Johnson. Ph.; Uniontown, Pa.: Chillicolhe, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio; National Woolen Mills Stores - Wellston. Ohio: Ac liens. Ohio: Mum-.ie. ind.: Richmond. Ind.: Spencer. W. Va., Parsons, W. Va.: Earkersburg, ( W. Va.; Clarksburg. W. Va.: Morgantown, W. Va.; Grafton. W. Vis.: Charleston, W. v'a.: Huntington. W. Va. ISSUED EVERY F R I D A Y Owned and published by the Socialist Printing Company (Incorporated) of Huntington West Virginia. Official organ <>f the Socialist Party and of The Huntington Trades & Labor Assembly. Huntington. Business Office - - - 2007 Seventh Avenue. W. H. THOMPSON and EDWIN FIRTH - Editors This paper assumes no responsibi lity fur the opinions of contributors jis expressed in signed articles. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : Single Subscription, per year $1.(H) In clubs of ten or more .75 j Bundles of more than 1 UO of any; one issue, one cent per copy. Advertising rates made known on application. A post card to the above address will bring a represent a- , tive to your place of business. Entered at the post office at Huntington. West Virginia. as second-class latter. May 31. llJi2. under Act of March ?'}. 1871). Address ... business communications to the Socialist &. Labor Star. 2007 Seventh Avenue, Huntington. V/. Va. PRESS AGENT DOPE A:-"U: v ? r;::.-. . tiu- Senatorial Investigation first appeared in Chor <:? the Cool Barons decided that they could no longer depend wholly! :? <n ['???>? Associated Press to color the news going out from this State to a J ie entirely suitable to themselves, so t i -y employed the firm of Parker & ridges, press agents >?; New York, to "mole! public opinion" for them. The preserua; -es of t! s< firm got on the scene immediately and did as well as : r r\ ???? ier rircumstances. during the investigation. Since . r ?? tl: v tunc aeen furnishing, to such oaoers that will handle the i ..y j>-tt-":e iedtng the beauties oi life ;:i the coal mining camps: id dis rlbiru in just what good. kind, christian gentlemen the West Coal Barons and the Baldwin guards are. We, of course are not > < e ;i;es. articles in such newspapets as the Biuelield Telegraph. j . c. 1 ? ;::ae" ri'T.Jd Dispatch. Ku\. but injustice to :hese| papers we will j > ; v. ?*. - :;n the -tuff as news articles and under a Charleston. \ V ; . datv ... t- J3 : . imagine our s uprise when we read the latest effort . ? vv B; ? ' e front page of tlie current issue of The United ..e W, Jouru-J. sans dale title, minus credit, thus appearing as the . dual * xp: ?> -1 >: !;e paper The editor of "the official organ of the ?? v. >rk> :^ -??? ,-cd '.ho heu i ? ??' ar;i< ie as furnished by the press > ? 'Up..: West Virginia Mince." Tl-.e first paragraph of the ?.r-.-s ..: i: Wc<t Virginia nut I operators are benevolently going ?v. a a> s "to (iuance a campaign for the education and social a at . .. :.e miners. " and ends with the affirmation that the opera Vu*< V ; : ... : : i : i >a d tuo.se of ad other states ";n an effort to make ? orinKe and happy as possible." We presume the ?- ; " ' ' - i.ii :: ?.;? nndioa dwliar defense fund. For the ;: U?e ?'?? - of The I nited Mine Workers* Journal, we will say d 1 i e g"t on Parker Brides" a:ai!iiig list a few weeks earlier. - ,. i arti les along this same !me, which no doubt the r i. r. e . a into Ids ? ?ium::> under such circumstances as '. . .?:???; . r ? sders to U lieve th?-\ were from his own brilliant ' 5 e ?? .. ? ! ?. ' ['ho Baldwin Thug. A Pillar in The Church," and was dt fense th ddwin Guard System in tins State: another was 1 R d : rs of tite Company Commissaries," and insinuated that j ? res ? ie maintained at a loss by the benevolent companies ? en their employes. Cm second thought, we will just mail ese iv.o torn s <?ur brother editor of die Journal, but we must insist . he _ dm* credit to Parker ik Bridges, and nor swipe the stuff as boldly he i it t "Uplift in The West Virginia Mines." j~*y rr kr,L-?---nLL-i J Weok ? ? u the job Note the following from a recent issue! t h ina^azi w %r\c in every sh.op: Do you want the steel and iron anas to Keep running? Of course you do. Then urge the In ler.-ca'e Commerce Commission -to give the railroads fair play. They stand ready to spend $2,000,000 a dav for the next live y?*ars. for work and material urgently required. They ? canai -t tlo a unless you help. The cost of material and wages s advancing and the income from trafie diminishing. In crease the income! Kelp!" Workers, do you want the iron and steel mills running?" As this seems, addressed to us. our reply is that we're not so darned particular whether they run or not. Especially when tie' price of their running must he paid for by our manhood and very lives. As for our getting down on our knees to a capitalist luterstale Commerce Commission and begging them to give the railroads an advance in rates. Not on your tintype! If the railroads have so much coin that they will spend $2,000,000 per day, when we have been humbled to a proper degree ? What with so much ! coin as this in sight do they want with a freight increase? Besides who are these railroads anyhow? Who are ihey that they j should demand a square deal from the public? When did the "dear public" i ever get a square deal from a railroad? When did the railroads ever give their employees a square ilea!? Through watering their stocks and floating bonds at the expense of equipment in order to enrich a few stockholders the roads have gotten in position where (hey are (outside of a few mainlines) h pile of junk. Help! Yes. we intend to help! We intend to help ourselves to the en tire railroad system. We are going to lake them. "Leslies." get that? TAKE THEM. Our hearts bleed ior the poor railroad owners, like Mr. Gould, who said, the public be damned: ! am tunning this road for my own bene-j lit." So we are going to relieve these gentlemen of their h:?avy responsibility I and run the roads ourselves through go-, eminent ownership and democratic j management. Gel the balance of the article: "Merchants! Do you want you want your stores filled. your counters crowded, and your bookkeepers busy? Then keep the factories busy and the pay envelopes lilled. This will keep your cash registers singing all day long. Help! "Railroad employes! Do you want higher wages and light er hours? Then make common cause with your employer who is lighting for a chance to live. Demand that the Interstate Commerce Commission give him that chance or let the Com mission be abolished, li is your fight as much as anybody's. Help! "Farmers! Do you want the best prices for your pro ducts'.' You get then i only when wages are high, workmen busy, railroads prosperous and factories running night and day. Help! "Workmen, merchants, railroad men. bankers and farmers! Do you want prosperity? You can have it. Make your choice between the statesmen who build up and the demagogues who tear down. Heip! "And remember that a demagogue never filled a pay envelope." Workmen, merchants, railroad men. hankers, and farmers, your life, your j very life depends upon the railroads getting an increase in freight rates! We wonder how much Leslie's got from the railroads for printing this gulf? It should pay well. The railroads have plenty of coin to pay for the moulding i)f public sentimem. but not a damn cent for equipment. The "demagogues" spoken of we presume are the crazy Socialists, who have just about "got the goat" of the railroads, as public ownership is in the very air. With government ownership will come lower freight rates, better wages ;md more prosperiu than has < xistcd under capitalism for many years. Ii will be a long snide toward the ultimate goal ? Socialism. James Rodda. a United Mine Workers' Official, declares that he was lieKI up and robbed by Waiter Silby. an a^eut of the West Virginia coalopera Li?rs. Tlie editors of the Herald-Dispatch emphatically denies that Rodda was heid up by an a^ent ?>i' i he eoal operators. In fart the denial of the editor is so emphatic that ii would cause one to suspect that he had person al information regard inji the identify of the real ;obber. We would suggest; to the olticials now conduetinji an investigation into the affair, that they summon and question the editor, in an effort to discover the nature of the information on whlrh he based Lis bold statement that "the visitant was NO! the agent ??i' the Virginia Coal Operators " 1915 Eighth Avenue Dealer in Fancy Groceries feed and Flour Delivered to Any Part of the City TL Uti&CS o ar Send ur Cleaning and Pressing, Dyeing and Repairing Work to Hodges' Cleaning & Bye Works 328 Tenth Street Special Attention Giver: to Ladies' Suits, Ccats Skirts and Dresses. We Call For and Deliver Work. Phone 1713 Have Pity on The Ptip Editor Star: ? I clip the following from The Sunday Visitor, of Hunting- ! ton, Ind. One night recently some neighbor too cowardly and shame-faced to ! spread his filth in daylight threw a | copy of the dirty sheet kdown as the "Menace" on the porch of my resi dence. I have a valuable young dogj which is much thought of by our house hold, but he is yet playful and without matured judgement, so he is liable to pick up loose things that lie in his way. Without realizing his danger he took the "Menace" in his mouth and tore it with his teeth and the poor pup paid dearly for his fun. For several days he vomited persistently and now he runs when he sees a newspaper. I dod't know whether it was the con tents of the paper or the effect of the fellow's handling that poisoned the dog, but either was probably sufficient. Now f don't care about myself in this matter, but t he general sentiment should cause our friends to have pity on the dog. Frank Davey. Now. while I am not bubbling over .with love for the Menace, because in my mind it serves chiefly to divide the catholic and the protestant work ingnien, yet 1 think I can scientifical ly diagnose this dog's distressing ill ness. Evidently the puppy was rear ed in the atmosphere peculiar to Catholic homes. His food had always been sprinkled with Holy Water, and the books and papers which were pro vided for his amusement had first had all impurities such as truth, liberty and justice, extracted from them by the Holy "Censor Lihrorum" and the "Index Expurgatorius," thereby fitting them for even the weakest mentality. For a pup reared upon a steady diet of this kind, of course to gorge him self upon an advocate Americanism, iike the Menace, would almost prove fatal. He should have begun on something more mild, the Declaration of American Independence, for inst ance. Truth is usually fatal to things catholic, be they quadruped or biped, but we hope that this particular pup will entirely recover from his dose, and. -that in time it will not run from a newspaper, and we even dare hope that he will ultimately accumulate sufficient intelligence to distinguish the difference between a newpspaper and the Sunday Visitor. F. E. Statement of ownership, management' circu lation, etc., of The Social ists & Labor Star. Published weekly at Huntington. W. Va. Editors ? W. H. Thompson and Edwin Firth; Manager, W. H. Thompson; Publishers, The Socialist Printing Co.. Inc. Stockholders hold ing 1% or more of total amount of stock: Huntington Trades & Labor Assembly. D. D. Harper. W. K.Taylor, E. L. Sanford. (Signed) W. H. Thompson, Mgr. Subscribed to and sworn to before me this 9th day of January 19H. (Signed) H. W. Bins, Notary Public. (Seal) My mi milieu expires 1919 SHOES Postpaid Worth 5Z.nO De li ye red Fre flight io ^ Your Diior Just the shoe for mill, nune or fa rai. Medium -weight Ulnck a:ul Tan work shoes. Mailt from gen uine Alaska Cal'slrin, stroaj lcrt L t; - cr soles, Bluc'n?>r E^yle and com fortable shape. A g-ood strung shoe oiiticle for wear, without bsir.;? clumsy. Worth SS.f.o In ar.y re tail atcre in the United States. Sites 6 to 11. PTo litiif ji fo sizes. Postpaid $J.<0 Order by this number: E70. and if you do not find then-, superior to any shoe you ever Vori^'ht for 21.98. or if you ara pleased witli tlini.? in every way, ??:>?! tliesu fcacl: ?t oi- r expense uu;l we v.- ill refund your monev. /" Tj* t us sent you Tree our X.lar. of Siioe Bargains. Lester Shoe ? o, 1315 Market Street. WHEELING, W. VA. T. J. HUTCHINSON Wall Paper, Fainting, Decorating and Picture Framing 1124 THIRD AVENUE & o ?r=1 o o (S3 S3 ? O OS ? Original Cut Rate And Receive a Regular 25 Cent Botiio g! Rex Pine, Tar and Honey It Will Care That Cough and Cold. 938 3rd Ave. Huntington. \y. ya SAVING NOW, MEAN 'ING . LATTER Saving now will enable you to avoid warn ? eriy when you come to the non-producing year:: I Saving now will save discomfort for yourself or | dependent upon you. The question is will you take advantage method of saving which has placed hundreds Street1 '--that is an account with this bank. We invite your deposits and pay J"? on time deposi: J ; Huntington National Be, ; Comer Tenth Street and Third Avenue nn Phone 2142 y ff ? %ArirS 'if -?"*? 2 V ' 1.1 ?<!*'* if V Clothing . Shoes and Everything in the Pec o to- Wear Lino. Call end see the Big Difference in Price. Bio Line of School Shoes and Suits. ,rw # ? A Corner Stores fourth Ave. <? Seventh St. Euntingtvii , COME NOW AND BE MEASURED with order icr suit or overcoat at our regular pr: This opportunity may not occur again lor a whole year! HJtt! | V/. A. HERSCH, President. 326 Ninth Street