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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
u 'C i i u II' 1 (' II Eastern Employers Indorse Trade Agreement Theory Worcester, Mass. Last week several large manufacturers of tills State told the .Massachusetts hoard of conciliation and arbitration that trade agreements with their workers created stability ill industry. The board held hearings on eight-hour strikes in this city and ' brought to Worcester men who repre- j sented industries working under trade agreements. In no case did the visiting manufacturers express dissatisfaction with the trade agreement, and in every instance the witness testified that he would not return to the working condi tions that existed prior to the adoption of the collective bargaining plan. The testimony of these business men was in strange contrast to the declara tion of Worcester captains of industry who have organized an association for the avowed purpose of conducting their plants on the non-union, or so-called "open shop" plan. Richard Reed, a Wcstfield manufac turer of boilers and radiators, and mem ber of the firm of 11. D. Smith company, told the hoard that he wanted his men to be "good" unionists to attend their union meetings and take an active part in its proceedings, lie said: "My employes believe one of the most honorable jobs is to he appointed on a shop committee to present their griev ances. I want every man to feel that he can he a member of the shop committee without fear. I advise my men if they join a union to attend the meetings. "With the Patter-u Makers' League I deal with a shop committee. I always recognize the shop committees, and hope that nobody stayed off the committee be cause he was afraid to come in. "I bad one experience with a commit tee. I asked its members if they had any authority, and was informed none further than the presentation of their requests. I told the committee to go back to its union and get some authority, so that I could talk with it. The men did. I want to tell you that there are some mighty good scrappers in these commit tees, and they tell you some things that you would never learn otherwise. "I'll meet any kind of a committee, whether I can talk their language or not." Mr. Reed stated that twenty-seven years ago lie was privileged to sit in meeting in New York with the execu tives of the National Founders' associa tion and a committee of executives of the Iron Molders' Union. "There were no troubles," said Mr. Reed, "between the employes and the employers. In that conference was effected what was known as the New York agreement, which operated in foundries in the United States and Canada." Organizer Duffy asked the witness who and what was the cause of the abrogation of that Xew York agree ment, and Mr. Reed said: "Mr. Briggs, member of the National Founders' as sociation executive committee, was the cause for the abrogation of the agree ment." Alfred D. Donovan, a Rockland shoe manufacturer, and chairman of the State Hoard of labor and industries said be would not return to methods in force fifteen years ago. lie said he would not care to take up individual bargaining. "One reason why I should not want to throw over the present method," he said, "is because it insures us the guaran tee that we can deliver a contract, be cause we know there will not be a strike or lockout. I can say that the hiring of help and its discharge is just the same with us today as it was fifteen years ago, prior to our agreement. With in the last month we made one of the greatest changes in our history, which gave us a snlendul opportunity to test the agreement. We did not agree on the price at first and in the arbitration the matter was adjusted to the satisfaction of all." Herbert T. Drake of the Emerson Shoe company, lirockton, testified his concern has the same working agreement as was explained by Mr. Donovan. The witness said the agreement was signed in the fall of lS'JS when the company employed about ii()() workers. Under the arbitration agreement the business built up so that now :i,.K)t) are employed. "The union does not interfere with our business and there is no trouble. We run our own business," said the witness. I le also declared that "hours and wages are perfectly arbitrable." Andrew G. Pierce. Jr., textile manu facturer of New Bedford, said that '.i.'j per cent of the manufacturers operating in southern Massachusetts were conduct ing their business along harmonious lines, accompanied by prosperity through the helpful influence and assistance of the trade agreement. He said the trade agreement his company had with the un ion was a guarantee that it could deliver its contracts. lie further declared that he did not want to go back to the days of individual bargaining. Worth, sweet singer of sweet songs, promises to be one of the irresistible i bits on the bill. Lockhart and Laddie have Miincthing new in the way of comedy acrobatics. They call their act i "A I '.rave Attempt at Suicide," and for , hair-breadth escapes from the world hereafter the act is said to be a won- I der. Ray llclinout and Mattie Harl are I unique in "The Man, the Girl and the j Piano." They prove that more than a I company of two (the third being a piano) need not be an utipleasing i crowd. I George Fairman and Lou Archer in "an act that is different," and the scream ingly funny Fmprcss photo films con elude a hill of top-notch quality. ObV.MIMC. AMUSEMENTS j (ilt.AXI). liVKIC. Maude Adams is to be the bright, par ticular attraction at the Grand Opera House next week during which time she will present two of J. M. Harrie's most popular comedies. These are "The Lit tle Minister" and "What Every Woman Knows." This announcement will af ford more pleasure to a greater number of people than any other one that could come from the theatre for Miss Adams is the best-loved personality on the American stage today. "The Little Min ister" will be the opening bill on Mon day night. It was in this play that the actress made her debut as a star and began a career that has hardly had a parallel in the annals of the stage. Her portrayal of Lady Babbie established her firmly and she will always be re membered for the art with which she invested the role. The comedy has quaintness, whimsy, fantasy, humor and sentiment. The story concerns the meet ing of Lady Iiabbie with Gavin Dishart, known to his congregation as the little minister. The latter mistook Lady Iiab bie for a gypsv and she in a spirit of fun made him none the wiser. She flirted outrageously with him and you may lie sure the affair created a good deal of gossip. The character sketches are most amusing. The play will be re peated Tuesday and Wednesday nights and Wednesday matinee. "What Every Woman Knows" was an enormous success when first given for it was looked upon as the strongest, dra matically, of all of Mr. Harrie's plays. The plot turns on the efforts of a little woman to make a great man of her hus band and she succeeds without his ever guessing of the help that she has been to him. It is not all plain sailing, how ever, for the bumptious husband imag ines that in a social butterlly he has found his affinity. Hut in the cud all comes out right and the riddle of what every woman knows is explained to the sober-minded Scotchman in the very last line of the play. The role of the little wife is one in which Miss Adams takes a strong hold of one's sympathies and holds them throughout the four acts of the play. The comedy will be repeated on Friday and Saturday nights and at the Saturday matinee, lioth plays boast of handsome and elaborate productions and the company surrounding Miss Adams is of necessity a large one. Among its members are a member of well known players The return of the exquisite comedy of Youth and Love, "Peg o' My Heart," to the Lyric Theatre .for a week's en gagement beginning next Sunday even ing, with matinees Wednesday and Sat urday, will be a theatrical event of ex ceptional interest, for it will again reveal one of the most agreeable and success ful comedies ever presented in this city in the past decade. Despite the fact that it is now in its thiid year in this coun try, its drawing powers show no signs of waning, for large audiences Hock to the theater on the occasion of its every visit. In sending "Peg o' My Heart" on its present tour, Manager Oliver Moros co has provided a corps of principals which is said to give a belter perform ance than any heretofore seen on tour. Miss Florence E. Martin, who made a tremendous personal success in the title role during her seven months' engage ment at' Boston and . mouths in Phila delphia last year, will be sent here at the bead of the Huston company. Miss Mar tin has been appearing for two seasons in the large Eastern cities and now she is to play the mischievous heroine in the company that is headed for the large cities of the Middle and Far West. The supporting cast includes 1 lerbert Ranson as Jerry. Lisle Leigh as Mrs. Chichester, Lillian Kemble Cooper as Ethel, and Joseph Allenton as Alaric. Others are Frank liurbeck, Vera Shore and Gordon Burby. It should be borne in mind that this production will be given in the same elaborate manner that characterizes all works offered by Oliver Morosco. TJIH KMIMtKSK. Next week will .witness the season's most brilliant, varied and enjoyable show at the Empress, Cincinnati's only popular-priced fainjly theatre. It is a collection of arts that promise to ex cel any ever seen here as an entirety. It will be a glorious festival of high class vaudeville, headed by the widely known funmaker, Ed. Reynard, who is making his first tour of the Sullivan Considine houses in his remarkable ven triloquial production, "Seth Dowberry in 1 licksvillc." Reynard is a famous genius of rapid fire fun and bis vehicle is an elaborate laugh-making creation. In fact, his act has attained the highest headline honors. It is a most remark able production from every standpoint, and it is also one of the funniest on the stage. There is not another act of its kind in the class of "The Valdos, Merry Men of Mirthful Mystery," who, though prac ticing "the black art," conjure up an nilimited supply of ri h fin. Peggy "The Cabaret Girls" in "A Xight in a Cabaret," is a bright, breezy melange of mirth, melody and pretty girls. Cast of Characters Mike McCarthy Mike J. Kelly Mr. Con M. Along Frank Damsel I lenry Schultz Joe Rose Mr. Wise Frank Frisli Count De Orleans Harry Howard Mary Sunshine Frances Farr Miss Kidder Mina Scba.ll Miss Gay Thelma Seville Mr. Uno Jack Toolin Our Big Feature Cabaret Girls' Chorus : Miss Hunter Princess Livingston Miss Wilson Rose Dean Miss Green Springs Anna Hell Miss Brandy Grace Cochran Miss Chquot Hermce Law Miss Pomery Myrtle Del Fuego Miss Muimn Marie Burness Miss Moet Xelle Carlton Miss Schandon Eleanor Grey Miss imperial Grace Oestle Miss Absynthe Rose Moore Miss Martini Mabel Gordon Miss Manhattan Nellie Moore Miss Ale Lena Bender Miss Lager Grace Moxie Miss Grape Juice Julia Stewart During the action of the first part the following musical numbers will be of fered for your approval: 1. Opening Medley, Entire Company; 2. "Lonesome Melody," Frances Farr and Joe Rose; I!. "Moonlight on the .Mississippi llicl ma Seville and Chorus; IS. "Bay of Bombay," Mina Schall and Chorus; 3. "Summer Time," Frances Farr and Chorus; li. Specialty, Mina Schall; 7. "Where the Hudson River Flows," Fran ces Farr and Chorus; 8. "Take Me Back," Joe Rose and Chorus ; !). Finale, Entire Company. During the olio Frish, Howard and Toolin, the cabaret trio and the famous Livingston Family, risley entertainers, will appear. The performance will conclude with the big laughing burlesque sensation, "The Cabaret Girls at Home." Time, present. Place, Catskills. Cast of Characters. Mike McCarthy Mike J. Kelly Mr. Con M. Along Frank Damsel Henry Schultz Joe Rose Mr. Wise Frank Frisli Count De Orleans Harry, Howard A : A .l, .; i iffireP,.KftEa HiLH:iotHiiH jj) ALL-WOOL SUITS Come to the Big Store and save money on your clothes. All made in our own great ' ..' "-'( Cincinnati Tailoring Shops ' V and sold direct to you at .' 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"lias Anyone Got a Kiss to Spare?" Frances Farr and Chorus; 1. "Pigeon Walk," Mina Schall and Chorus : .". "At the Alabama Cotton Ball," Frances Farr and Chorus ; (i. "An nie Laurie," Mina Schall and Chorus; 7. Special Choocheeta, peer of all dan cers; 8. Grand Finale, The Entire Corn pan. Xext week, the supreme burlesque event of the year, Rube Bernstein's "Follies of Pleasure." MACHINISTS CLAIM 3 CONCERNS AGREE TO DEMANDS Leaders of the striking machinists announced yesterday that three of the shops here had agreed to the eight-hour day and other conditions asked for by the men. Otherwise the situation is not altered. It has been decided to resume holding nightly meetings at the head quarters and they are to take place every night except Saturday and Sunday. A number of them are intended especially for the women wdiose influence is being invoked. A telegram received last evening from International VLe-President J. II. John son, who is now in the Fast, denies and contradicts the reports that men are go ing back to the big shops with whieu they have been waging the conflict and which still refuse to concede the condi tions that are asked. Mr. Johnson de clared in his statement that there is no break in the ranks and that the deter mination is to fight it out. Special Government Agent Willhm Blackmail has returned to the city after a few days' absence and again is d..ing his best to liud some arrangement on which strikers and employers can be brought to' agree To what extent pork and beans and bread and beefsteak furnished to labor ers can be classed as contractors' "ma terial" was one of the question raised yesterday in a case before Judges War- I rington, Knappen and Denison in the Circuit Court of Appeals in which the National Surety Company is lighting the ( decision given against it and m favor of ' the government in the District Court. The dispute in connection with the ad justing of accounts for improvements made in bt. Mary's River, and the ob- . jectiou was that pork and beans and the ' rest of the workers' menu is not in the same class with brick and mortar and sand and marble and other things defi nitely known to the contracting world as "material." i It was shown from the precedents, however, that corn fodder for mules had passed muster with the courts as , "material" and had been allowed for in the hills and it was argued the analogy should hold for men and pork and beans. Another contention on the same side was that the pork and beans and beef and bread coii-umed represented just so much "work" and as such was entitled to be charged for. Attorneys John M. Garfield and John A. Cline were the contending counsel. I Union-Made HATS j Riela 1120 Main Street j ltiith of the Theatre. The theatre is the creation of the an cient Greeks. The drama, in the true sense of the word, was born in Athens immediately after the great victory over the persians. B. C. Illu-lso. The famous Dionysiae theatre at Athens was com pleted about B. C. :W). Rome was never muJi on the theatre. In Rome there was far too much real tragedy every day, so that the people had no occasion to mimic it on the stage. It was as late as B. C. 1.14 when the first permanent play house was erected in Rome by Cassius. Een as late as B. C. .1.1 Pompey had all he could do to make the theatre popular in the Eternal City. Xew York Amer ican. Why Tennyson Wrote Xo Letters. Tennyson once told Sir Henry Taylor that he" thanked with his whole heart and soul that he knew nothing and that the world knew nothing of Shakespeare but his writings and that be knew noth ing of Jane Austen and that there were no letters preserved either of Sbake sp.are or of Jane Austen: that they, in fact, bad not been "ripped open like pitis." 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