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,, THE LABOR ADVOCATE 1 I i 1 l i OUTSPOKEN PATRIOTISM CALLED FOR Appeal to liellevor.s in Defending Nation's ItiKlits Must Not Keep Silent. New York. A call for an adequate expression of the sentiment of the American people in favor of a vigor ous policy for the protection of national riRlits and the defense of national hon or has been issued. Among those who signed it were William II. Taft, Joseph 11. Choatc, Alton B. Parker, Elilm Root, James R. Garfield, John B. Stanchfield, Henry L. Stimson, Martin W. Littton and James Byrne. The call reads : "Many citizens who arc intensely con vinced that the present state of the Ger man submarine question demands prompt and vigorous action in denfense of American rights, hesitate to press their views for fear of embarrassing the President. No such consideration stays the hand of those who seek to paralyze any effort he may make to carry into practical effect his pledge to omit no act necessary for the protec tion of American ships and American citizens engaged upon lawful errands on the high seas. The clamor of ex treme pacifists and of those who, from other motives, are opposed to this pa triotic course, makes itself insistently heard, within Congress and without. It is no longer. permissible, therefore, for those to remain silent who wish to sup port the President in the protection of our national rights and the defense of our national honor." TKMiS OK WILSON ItUKDKN. SOCIALISTS TO MEET At Music Hull To Protest Against War and Food Shortage. To the Editor of Tin: Laiior Advocate: Dear Sir As a protest against any Amcrican participation in the European war, a gigantic mass meeting will be held at Music Hall, Wednesday even ing, March U, under the auspices of the Socialist Party of Hamilton County. A special committee lias practically completed arrangements for the occa sion and speakers of national note will deliver the addresses. As a resujt of the recent food riots in Eastern cities, the high cost of, living will also be discussed. Speakers will urge the Federal government to prevent further outrageous speculation in food stuffs and to forbid their exportation to European countries. "Starve the war and feed America," will be the slogan. Workingmcn, as the ones mostly af fected, are specially invited to attend A Ruadku. OOMl'tiltS IS OUT AGAINST "DKYS." "God forbid that I drop one word to encourage war or embarrass the presi dent of the United States, for never in the history of this country iias such tremendous responsibility rested on a single man." said Rev. W. A. Moore of Central Christian Church, answering questions submitted by his congrega tion Sunday night. One question was: "To be patriotic must we be in sympathy with the pres ent program looking toward war?" HOU11M0 CKIaKIMtATlOX ItlOUIO! Twins Arrive: at Home of J. ,T. 3Inl limcy, Couiieilinaii-at-TiMrge. Within a few hours after James J. Mullancy. I'll!) May street, received of ficial notice last Saturday that lie had been elected to succeed Martin Daley as councilman-at-largc, he was notified of arrjval of twins at his home. Mr. Daley resigned as a member of council when he was elected county commissioner. Sir, Mullancy held an informal re ception at his home in honor of the twins and his new position. He is secretary of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, treasurer of Fourth Ward Republican Club and member of a number of other organizations. Mr. Mullancy will take his seat in Council March 0. Cliiuiutoriy.es Prohibition As "In iquitous Proposition." Washington. President Gompcrs ol the American Federation of Labor op poses the proposed "dry" law for the District of Columbia. lie characterized a prohibiten law as "an iniquitous proposition which violates the funda mental principles of human freedom and fails to accomplish the curing of the drink evil." OFFICIALS NOT INCLUDICD IN "CAN'T-STItlKK" LAWS. New York. In opposing a "can't strikc" law, favored by Chairman Straus of the public service commission, Presi dent Gompcrs exposed the serf theory upon which this legislation rests by showing that the right of public utilities officials to quit in a body is never ques tioned. "President Shouts of the Intcrbor ough Rapid Transit company and his board of directors are public servants and arc protected in their rights as pub lic servants," said President Gompcrs, "but the men are neither public servants nor protected in their rights. The State and city assume to control and regulate the railroads, the operation of which is a great public convenience, but never has the thought come to prevent Shouts and his directors from resigning, cither individually or in a body, for any rea son or for no reason. Their motormen and conductors cannot be deprived of their right to resign, cither." HERE'S A MAN'S LETTER Cincinnati, March 1, 1917. Tin; Laiiou Advocate, Cincinnati, O. : Gentlemen I have read your article condemning the "American Union Against Militarism" in the February -Mth issue of the Lahou Advocate, and want to congratulate jou from the bot tom of my heart as a true American, for your courage and the excellency of your article. It is the most inspiring and truly American article that has come to my notice since diplomatic relations with Germany have been severed. I believe you should consider it a duty to mail a copy of this issue to our President, his secretaries, every senator and represen tative of these United Statcs. Possibly they understand and appreciate your sentiments, but it will be well at this time to rehearse them in their minds and hearts. Yours very truly, An Ikisii Ami.kicax. FREEDOM IS ASSURED WORKERS OF MEXICO Washington. Copies of the constitu tion of the Republic of Mexico, adopted by a delegate convention at Qucratcro, Mexico, last month, have been received at the headquarters of the American Federation of Labor. The new organic act of the Mexican people will prove an cyc-opcncr to "can't-strikc" advocates in the United States, who insist that employes should surrender their right to cease work if the public is inconvenienced. The Mex ican constitutional convention has re jected this theory and has taken the most advanced position of any nation in the world on the question ot the rights of the workers to strike. The constitution recognizes the right of workers to strike and employers to lock out their workers, liven government employes may strike, but in this case a ten days' notice must be given to the commission of conciliation and arbitration. Strikes can not be declared illegal be cause of violence done by individual strikers or small groups of strikers. Be fore a strike can be declared illegal vio lence by a majority of the strikers must be committed against property or per sons or, in case of war, if the strikers are employed in government establish ments. Repoits of the personnel of this con vention, received at A. F. of L. head quarters, state that probably one-third of the delegates were trade unionists and that the entire delegation from the state of Yucatan were members of or ganized labor. AKIO HIGH DUi: IMtOI ITAIiLIO? ON GUARD! WW mm fn WMLgfflk MWmMm?A BSPjBBmi Mi! j .Wamf l 0'rWiW mm T jgcapjffiV I- V' l i ,.i ? v. t ITse-cO eioe.' .Mistaken Flattery. He "Will you go to the dance with me ':" She "I'm sorry, I can't. But I'll in troduce you to a very handsome and clever girl whom jou can take." lie "I don't want a handsome and clever girl; I want ou." Tiger. Cincinnati. Members of the Interna tional Moldcrs' Union are considering raising their dues to ."() cents a week and strike benefits to $!) a week. In the current issue of the Interna tional Moldcrs' Journal, Editor Frcy re quests members to answer these ques tions before voting: "In the first place, is trade unionism a good thing for the wage earner? If it is necessary for their welfare and ad vancement, then is it good policy for them to make their trade union as ct fective as possible? "Do the members of an organization which has ample funds, make more rapid progress than those who have but little income and no treasury r "In which period of our history did our members make the most rapid progress in securing higher wages and improved shop conditions? When the dues were less than 25 cents when they were less than 40 cents or after they be came -10 cents per week? "Was it before, or after, the dues be came -10 cents per week that the Inter national Moldcrs' Union was able to eliminate the differentials in the mini mum wage rate? "Is there any evidence that in the fu ture we will not be forced to fight for our rights as we have in the past? "Will we be able to fight for these rights and defend our organization more successfully against those who seek to destroy it if we increase the revenue of our defense fund? UUGK COMPENSATION CIIAXGKS. Hartford, Conn. About 201) represen tatives of organized labor assembled at the State capitol and urged the commit tee on the judiciary to write into the workmen's compensation law a section that would cover occupational diseases. It was generally understood that the law covered this subject until a recent de cision by the State supreme court. -Soibel in Albany Knickerbocker Press. FIMHNIHA' SONS SKT ''or St. Patrick's Day Dinner Jurists To Speak. DON'T AVAKIO 'EM UP. Executive committee appointed by President Peter J. McCarthy to make arrangements for the forty-ninth an nual dinner of Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick has1 completed the pro gram for the occasion. The musical program, arranged by Joseph A. Schcnke, will be of the high est order. Several surprises will be sprung at the dinner. The list of speakers to date includes Chief Justice Andrew J. Morrisscy, Omaha, Neb.; Frank E. Herring, South Bend, Ind. ; James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio; Judge Bernard Fox, Luke McLukc (Jim Hastings) and Mayor George E. Puchta. The dinner will be held at the Hotel Sinton Saturday evening, March 17, at 0 p. m. One hundred and twenty-live accept ances already are filed with the execu tive committee. Fiom indications the dinner will surpass all previous func tions given by the society. STATU A HAD KMPKOVKIC. Albany, N. Y. The State of New York, far from being a model employ er, is a persistent violator of its own laws for the protection of workers, ac cording to a repoit by the state indus trial commission. The conditions de scribed affect 2,187 state woikcrs. A large number of employes in the capitol building arc suffering from eye strain and other ailments readily traceable to bad lighting and defective sanitation in that $20,000,000 structure, "Were these 2,187 men and women employed in any factory in the state, their working conditions would not be tolerated for a moment," the report says. "The proprietors of the factories would be served with 314 orders to ameliorate conditions, from safeguard ing machinery, improving sanitation, jn stalling better lighting, and repairing elevators, to equipping their plants with means of exit required under the law for the protection of their workers in the case of fire or panic." DEMAND IlIGHT TO QUIT WOItK. San Francisco. The Sailors' Union opposes a proposed State law based on the Canadian industrial disputes act, which denies workers the right to quit their employment pending investigation. The resolution declares "that the premises upon which the proposed leg islation is based superiority of public interest to that of the workers em ployed by the public service corpora tions and efficacy of public opinion in settling disputes would, if admitted to be true, justify enforced labor on the part of all persons employed by public service corporations, and constitute pub lic convenience, rather than justice to the workers, which is the primary con sideration in the settlement of disputes." AVar-Prlces. A Tommy on furlough entered a jew eler's shop and, placing a much-battered gold watch on the counter, said, "I want this 'ere mended." After a careful survey the watchmak er said, "I'm afraid, sir, the cost of re pairing will be double what you gave for it." "I don't mind thai," said the soldier. "Will you mend it?" "Yes," said the jeweler, "at the price." "Well," remarked Tommy, smiling, "I gave a German a punch on the nose for it, and I'm quite ready to give ou two if you'll mend it." Tit-Bits. We are the only Custom Tailori in this city who make clothes with the Union Label in them. Levy Friedman 809 Vine. opp. Empress Theatre 428 Vine, opp. Arcade I CI DVJCRQ 1 ai a token of love, syn ! i nun uuu i painy and of appreciation rnone writ uvo JOSEPH BERAN FLORIST Funeral Work a Specialty 838 Clark Street CINCINNATI, O. Reiter's Home for Quality I ror umim-ruAUE. woricanirts, Overalls, Suspenders 1437 MAIN STREET, Next Door to Main Theatre HENRY REITEK. Prop. ------- --....--. . . 4 "What was it you said to that man just now?" I told linn to hurry up. "What right have you to tell him to hurry?" "I pay him to hurry." "What do you pay him?" "Four dollars a day." "Where do you get the four dollars to pay mm with? "I sold cut stone." "Who cuts the stone?" "He docs." "How much stone does he cut?" "Well, a man can cut a lot of stone in a day." "How much do you get for the stone?" "I get about seven dollars for what he does." "Then, instead of you pajing him four dollars he actually pays you three dollars a day for standing around and telling lum to hurry up? "Well, but I own the machinery-" "How did you get the machinery?" "Sold cut stone and bought it." "Who cut the stone?" "Shut up ! You'll make the men wake up, and then they'll cut the stone for themselves." Operative Masons' Journal. PICKETS ARRESTED; AWARDED DAMAGES WILLIAM F. KRUSE DEALER IX FINESHOES Indianapolis, Ind. The Iron Mold crs' union has established a record in industrial disputes by forcing a firm to pay damages for illegal arrest and ma licious prosecution of its members who were doing peaceful picketing. The Nordyke & Marmon compan, iron founders, has paid the unionists $000 and costs rather than appeal a de cision against them in the lower courts. Attorney Salem D. Clark, acting for the iron moldcrs, based the suit on the opinion of the Indiana state supreme court that peaceful picketing is legal. Despite this opinion the Nordyke & Marmon company, backed by anti-union manufacturers, proceeded to interterc with the pickets. The unionists were arrested on va grancy charges, but were acquitted on the irround that their civil rights had been invaded. A damage suit was then started against the company lor ma licious prosecution and the lower court held for the unionists. The comnanv annealed the case, but on the day set for the hearing the Nor dyke & Marmon attorneys ottered to settle out of court by paying $000 and costs, which was accepted. "The ending of this case," says At torney Clark, "recognizes the rule of peaceful picketing to be a civil right un der the laws of this state." SHOP MKX WANT MOKH. Silvis, 111. The Rock Island Feder ated Trades has asked all affiliates to niiMcinn Vn 1 A P nf T. TCnilwrtv Fm- w.,.J.u.. .. -, ... - - - - J ployes' Department, to vote on a wage increase ot 23 per cent, ims uiyision includes all railroads west of Chicago Union Made Shoet No. 1635 Race St., Cor. Green St. Cacinnati, 0. O o I Hats Furnishings lYOoen j. i numan Corner Vine and Green Streets CINCINNATI, O. Telephone Canal I178-L Phone W. 952. Newly Furnished Throughout. Under New Management BRIGHTON HOTEL Restaurant and Cafe Special Inducements to Street Car Boys FRED. ABAECHERLI, Prop. Central Are., opp. Freeman Ave.. Cincinnati, 0. ESTABLISHED 1871 GEO. F. WENDEL STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES 142 and 144 East McMicken Avenue Phone, Canal 472 CINCINNATI, O. Union Made Shoes Repairing Done H. H. Tiettmeyer THE FOOTWEAR MERCHANT PHONE WEST 804-X 1033 Freeman Ave. Cincinnati, O. Phone North 721 JOHN NOPPENBERGER STAPLE and FANCY GROCERY and DAILY MEAT MARKET Corner Hackberry and Dexter Ave, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Fish and Game in Season PATRONIZE YOUR FRIENDS HEADQUARTERS OF THE Ptone Aen 3966 Rough Riders Fishing and Outing Club Holhsler Btneiolent Association Starlight Base Ball and Outing Club JACOB CREINER, Proprietor Corner Cafe 2401 Vine Street CNC1NNATI, O. A. CASTELLUCCI0 WHOLESALE Imported and Domestic Groceries SPAGHETTI A SPECIALTY Telephone Canal 1743-X 1114 BROADWAY CINCINNATI, O. PHONE WEST 1340-Y CABLE BROS. Hat Manufacturers Also Experts in Remodeling 1301 Freeman Ave. Cincinnati, O.