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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
w ii i Q&SiS& He Quits Peace Council of Labor Organization Milton Snelling, Vice President of International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers, Writes Letter That Causes Commotion in Washington. Washington. The resignation of Mil ton Snelling, of Washington, Vice-President of the International Union of Steam and Operating Kngmcers, from the office of Kirst Vice-President of La bor's Xational Peace Council, was an nounced at headquarters of the Ameri can Federation of Labor. Following closely the clash between Representative Buchanan and the White House, because President Wilson did not sec a delegation from the Peace Council, and repeated statements of Samuel Gotnpers that the Council had no connection with the American Fed eration of Labor, Snclling's resignation added a new chapter to a series of events which stirred organized labor circles. Snelling's letter of resignation was addressed to liuchanan as President of the Peace Council. "When 1 discovered," Snelling wrote, "persons participating in the meeting who have been hanging on the fringe of the labor movement for their own per sonal aggrandizement, men who have been discarded, one who is expelled from the international union of his trade, and others never having been members of "JtOO.M AT TOP" KAMjAOV. Chicago. During the recent street ear arbitration proceedings, President liusby, of the surface lines, told the commission one company official start ed as a workman earning but $1.50 a day and was now receiving $10,000 a year. Mr. Busby insisted that this in dicated tlie opportunities within the grasp of the most humble worker. The Daily Journal comments as fol lows on the incident : "Up to date the companies have nam ed only one man who lias climbed from the ranks to an important position and an income exactly one-sixth as large as that paid to Mr. Busby, who never serv ed in the ranks. The other day 11,000 traction employes struck to secure, tic cent living wages. The 'chance to rise' in the traction service, therefore, ap pears to be one in 1 1,000, If Mr. Busby, while in general law practice, had been offered a ease where the odds were 1 1,001) to one against bis winning, would he have taken that case on a contingent fee? "This chatter about a 'chance to rise' and 'room at the top' is the cheapest piffle with which privilege ever tried to still the just complaints of labor." Kevei-seil Conditions. "You are careful to set an example for your son?" "I used to try to set him an exam ple," replied the serious man, "but now I study him attentively to ascertain what kind of clothes I ought to .wear ami the style of conversation that is considered smart." Washington Star. In Silit Already. Mother He may have money, but has he foresight? Daughter Yes, moni mer! lie says everything be has is mine, to the last dollar! New York Globe. Tlie mail who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Hlakc. The Obstacles to Kvll. the constitution of our nature In limit has been fi.Neil to the triumph of Falsity in theory is everywhere evi confronted by the facts, which present themselves to every man's observation. lie has no power to change the or dinances of. God. livery day discloses its utter worthlcsstiess until it fades away from our recollection ami is num bered among the things that were. The indissoluble connection which our Cre ator has established between vice and misery tends also continually to arrest the progress of evil and to render odious whatever would render evil attractive. Francis Wayland. Friuga, from whom Friday is derived, was either a (,'otl or a goddess, accord ing to time and country. As a man he was a great hunter and warrior, always represented with a tlrawn sword in one hand and a bow in the other. In the Scandinavian countries Frigga was call ed the "Venus of the North," and the sixth day of the week was consecrated to her worship. Loudon Mail. ,.,.... m i . (flutritturt ntrtn Mr uroir. Dirrtht Inn Ejuun ncltrfrrt Telephone Canal 1869 any organization of labor, I am free to say that it caused me considerable chagrin, disappointment and disgust." duelling says lie was unable u Mud who was to finance Labor's National Peace Council, and that when Buchanan was questioned, he replied : "This thing is big enough so that T do not care where the! money comes from to finance it." Snelling then says that Jacob C. Tay lor, the delegate from East Orange, N. J., when asked "what, after all, does this Council want to do 1" replied : "We want to stop the exportation of muni tions to the allies. You sec, Germany can manufacture all the munitions she wants." "I can no longer permit," Snelling's letter concluded, "my name to be asso ciated with an association when the ac tion of some of its men justifies sus picion and condemnation because of their wrongdoings. I should add that for you, personally, ami several of the gentlemen who participated in the con ference, I entertain great respect, even though I feel that a mistaken course has been pursued." AMOXCi Till: WOKIjD'S WOltKHItti Plasterers' laborers at Vancouver, B. C, are paid 50 cents an hour. Shipwrights in Scotland earn on an average $1) a week. Half a million pairs of soldiers' boots are now being made every week in Fug laud. So scarce are the men in the village of Kenton, Scotland, that a lady letter carrier has been appointed. Japan has eighty-seven government factories. Pennsylvania's new child labor law is effective January 1, 1010. Electrical workers at Vancouver, B. C, arc paid VtV2 cents an hour. Insonie of the workrooms conducted by French army sub-contractors, where army shirts and other military supplies arc made, women get only 10 cents a day, while many operatives exchange their services for board and lodging. The British National Union of Rail way men has $:.',n7.",000 111 its treasury. Scllmgliam (Washington) unions have opened their $10,(101) lahor temple. United States immigration authorities are already worrying over the possible coining of cripples from the war in Eu rope. Fifty-four per cent of the inhabitants of the State of New York over ten years of age were working for a living in 1010. In IS'.JS iron workers in Boston, Mass., earned $15 a week of fifty-four hours. They now get ifST.."!) for a forty-four-hour week. The Canadian Federation of Lahor failed to hold its convention last year, and is practically out of existence. Fancy bag workers at Birmingham, England, arc now paid as high as $2."j a week. MAXUI-WCTlTKI-IlfS OltCAXI.H. Philadelphia. The new State com pensation law is effective the first of next year, and manufacturers are pre paring for this event by organizing a casualty insurance company, Thomas S. Dando, who favors the plan, says that employers in this coun try last year paid to casualty companies more than $:il,((),0(( in premiums, while the losses paid by the companies amounted to tfO.noo.OOO. Unionists point to these figures as the reason why op position is shown against workmen's compensation legislation. WIMi KXKOHCH Kl VIC-DA V WI010IC. San Francisco Plasterers' Union has announced that hereafter members shall not work more than five days a' week. Saturdays and Sundays will be observed as holidays. MI.VKUK 1AVH IX TKXTK. Ik-cause striking miners were evicted from their homes by the Pennsylvania Mining Couuiany and the Sterling An thracite Coal Company, officers of tlie Miners' Union have shipped one hundred tents to Jimtown, where these mines are located. The miners were unorganized when they struck because of wage reductions. They then applied for membership ii. the United Mine Workers' Union. 'D- M2H-M2H Walnut tr. CINCINNATI, O. OUTIXCJ AT ZOO. Directors of the lieu Franklin Club have completed arrangements for the outing to be given at the Zoo August 1!). Mom; T I'AV KOIt WAIt WOltK AT in-: nipoxT kiioi's. Wilmington, Del. Employes of the Brandywiiie shops of the du Pont Pow der Company were notified that, begin ning at once, they will work on an eight-hour-day basis and receive ten hours' pay. Eleven hundred men are affected by the new order, including every class of workman, from skilled mechanics to la borers. The eight-hour day was granted vol untarily and without any request for such from the workmen. As the men will work ten hours a day, they will receive overtime pay for all hours above eight. At the Brandywiiie shops machinery and equipment for the company's powder plants are manufactured. GAHMKXT WOIIKKUS MAXI) 310UK I' WILL AY. mo Cleveland ladies' garment workers within the next two weeks will present to the thirty-eight cloak and suit manu facturers of the city demands for a mini mum wage in all branches of the indus try, a reduction of two hours a week in the working schedule, and appointment of a joint committee, composed of man ufacturers' and workers' representatives, to adjust grievances. This was the statement of David Solo mon, Business Agent of the Cleveland Ladies Garment Workers Union. "This is an exceptionally good year for the garment manufacturers of the coun try, saitl ISusiness Agent boloinou. "One reason for this is the stopping of all imports from Europe. The domestic manufacturers will get all the business that' formerly went to Europe." "Because it is a prosperous year for the employers in our trade, we believe they will willingly give us what we ask." Nebraska Farmers Must Dine Instead of Eating University Bulletin Puts Ban on Soup Aquatics, Coffee Blowing and the Foot-and-Rung-Brace Work. Omaha, Neb. In an effort to keep the farmers of Nebraska from brandishing the notorious knife in the direction of the cowering peas when at dinner, a very extensive set of table rules has been put into circulation at the Agricultural Col lege of the University of Nebraska. The regulations cover e,very move from the soup, which is regardetl as a menace, to the last wavering segment of pie crust. The means by which ears may remain dry when eating watermelon and the sys tem of cooling coffee without blowing across a saucer lake, are set lortn wiin earnestness and simplicity, and every de tail regarding the position of the feet, arms and torso during the entire ordeal are made clear and promising. At the very outset it becomes apparent that Nebraska is to become the indiges tion center of the world, for the first lesson states that no farmer, however garrulous, will ever, in any circum stances, inform the hostess whether the food is gootl, bail or tolerable. If he likes it, says the care-free pamphlet, he is to cat plentifully of whatever sub stance has impressed its excellence upon him. In Nebraska persons have for genera- And That's All. "Van Lushe says he can take a drink or let it alone." "Well, I've often seen him prove the first half of that statement." Knsy. "I'm thinking of taking up literature as a profession. Do you- think there's anything in it? "I don't know much about it, but if the stories they publish in the' magazines are as easy to write as they are hard to read it ought to be a cinch." tut Soon, your daughter's education "Is fin- icilnil'" "Not yet. She s going to be married J next week." Vice Versa. "Jones made his money in Steel Com- i nion, didn't he?" "Some of it, but most of his fortune is the result of common steal." I'bonc, Urn 498 Motrlch's Drancht Beer Mb to Order AUF WIEDERSEHEN CAFE AND GARDEN Harry C Riwluigs, EoV. L Slrpfianr. Mir. Comer Madison and Taylor Avtt. OAKLEY r Phone, Canal V. 1078 Al.l. noons UNION At A 1)11 HENRY BEHRINGER & SON TAILORS and CLOTHIERS S. I;. Cor. John and OIK cr .Sis. CINCINNATI, O. wn ARE HERE Economy Shoe Repairing Go. None other than tlie Best White Oak Leather used, and we fix 'em while you wait Prices Reasonable. N. W. Cor. Fifth and Walnut Opposite Post Office. Phone, Canal 3322-L GEO. KUHLMANN COAL AND GAS RANGES All kinds of Sheet Metal Work Koofiiifj and Spouting 1207 Main Street, I'honc. Canal 21 . Residence Phone, West 2252-R Wm. Glandorf Moving and Storage Co. FIRST CLASS STORAGE FURNITURE PACKED FOR SHIPPING 833-8.15-K37-83V Hopkins St. Telephone, V. riOO CINCINNATI, O. W1IITK CltOSS AMliCLAXCI-: Prompt anil efficient set-rice for the trantporta tlon of pattcnti to and from It o met, hoipltala, r trie It. K, union. Cartful attfntior.. Notfelnd like It In town. Inspection tnTlted. JOHN J. GILLIGAN, Eighth, Near Broadway. Phones: Canal 1802 and 1803. North 1137 ' " DR. E. H. HAGERMAN DENTIST 307 Provident Banlt Bide. Phone Canal 152 Office Hours: 1 0 A. M. to 2 P. M., and also by appointment 1065 Central Ave. Phone, West 3G54-R 2.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. tions used the feet as a brace when tak ing the offensive regarding food. It is clearly explained in the new course that a gentleman never twines his legs about the rungs of a chair or gives any other indication of indefatigable determination in the course or several courses of a meal. It is necessary, the farmers are told, to place the feet parallel with the palate, only lower, antl to keep the knees within hailing distance of each other. Even though coffee has been heated to a degree that defies attack, no Nebraska farmer is ever to pour it into a saucer. It simply isn't done! If necessary, he is to remain there for hours until the coffee comes within the range of reason in the natural course of events that is.through draughts, action of air chemicals or other polite aids. The knife, it is made clear, is a relic of barbarism, and is not to be used for stabbing potatoes or as a method of rapid transit to the appetite centers. In cidentally, a napkin, as the bulletin re marks in its most sarcastic print, is not a towel. The agricultural undergraduates arc eating in private just now. but will be ready for an audience in no time. His Only Cliiuu-e. "Robinson is an awful pest at the club. He talks and talks all the time." "Oh, well, you can't blame him. poor chap! He has a wife and three daugh ters at home." (lenerous. "I want to buy a phonograph. What are your terms?" 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