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THE LABOR ADVOCATE Mi I u .1 LIKES THE WAY AMERICA DOES A German "alien enemy" walked into one of onr banks last Wednesday and purchased a $50 Liberty Loan bond. When it came his turn to see. the bank official, he aroused the lattcr's suspicion by carefully asking three or four times if there were any people who could not buy the bonds if they had the money. He also wanted to know, when a person bought a bond if his name became pub lic in any way. The banker thought he was dealing with a demented person until he questioned him more closely, and then it developed that he was Ger man born, still a subject of the Kaiser, and a reservist. He came to this coun try and to Cincinnati three years ao, and has been working in one of the big soap factories. He wife and all his rela tives reside in southern Germany. His caution and his insistant ques tions, it developed, were because he feared if his identity became known he might be subject to danger at the hands of the thousands of German agents in Cincinnati. He went on to say that, in various ways, he had been able to send money to Germany to his mother and his wife until the last few weeks. He had saved since, and he wanted to put these sav ings into a Liberty Loan bond. He was asked how he thought he could con sistently do this, and he replied, in rather broken English : "My woman and my mother are starving in Germany because the Kaiser wants the world. I can't send them any more money, so I will save my money and buy bonds to help the United States, which is going to end the war and make Germany a republic. I was scared. They told me if the United States went to war Americans would take all my money and send me away to Mexico to starve, or put me to prison. But I am working here and I get my pay, and nobody bothers me. I am a German, but I like the way America docs, and I buy a bond. When I get more money I buy another." Men's and Women's Wearing Apparel UNION MADE $1.00 A WEEK PAYS THE BILL I UNION MADE Men's and Young Men's Suits $15-00 to $25-00 Ladies' Coats $7.50 to $20. Ladies' Suits $15.00 to $25.00 P&e&zJte, 31 W. Fifth Street Upstairs OPEN SATURDAY TILL 10 P. M. RAY ECK WALTER ECK ECK BROTHERS Florists and Decorators Phonej : Office, Canil S1S7, Rci. Weit 3082-Y 1231 VINE STREET, CINCINNATI, 0. Your Photo Will Possess an Exact Likeness of You if made by "Rensler." R Your Photo With Our New Oil Painted Background ON CABINET POST CARDS ENSLER 527 Central Ave, 3rn OK Finished In rUri iOC Ten Minute Guaranteed not to fade and to be the beet In the city. Open Day and Night. Sunday a so HAD MONEV TO liREAK STRIKE. ASIATICS XOT NEEDED. Los Angeles, Cal. "Beware lest we usher into this State a problem equal to the colored problem of the South," warned Mrs. Frances N. Noel, a mem ber of the Los Angeles Industrial Com mission, in opposing the plan to import Asiatic labor. "As a cosmopolitan," she said, "I have no less respect for other races, but history has proven the tr.-ieic .conse quences when immigration and the mingling of races is forced abnormally and forced for the profit-making of a few. "We arc told that Oriental labor will have to be imported to fill the gaps made by men who enlist. On the other hand we arc assured by government au thorities that there are enough work ers, but what is really needed isa wage for them in keeping with the high cost of living." New York. When the New York Railways Company was attempting to smash the Street Car Men's Union, last fall, its officers made this public boast : "We foresaw a strike and prepared for it. We have plenty of money to fight the strike on the surface lines and there is no fear of bankruptcy proceedings, despite the statements of the labor or ganizers." This company is now pleading with the Public Service Commission to per mit it to raise rates, and its officers whimper: "Our purpose in taking this step is to prevent, if possible, bankruptcy of company and thereby avoid any possi ble disintegration of our unified service." DOLLARS XOT PATRIOTISM. FOOD GAMIIL1NG IS PROBLEM. & GEORGE WELLER CO. Wholesale and Retail Wall Paper and Paints, Wall Burlaps, Lincruita, Room Mouldings 1314-1316 Main St. Phone, Canal 75 O Miller's Park and Summer Resort Cabaret Every Evening Come out and try our Famous Fish Frys and Bakes End of Sedamsville Car Line Phone, Warsaw 212 IIARIlOlt MKX RAISE WAGES. New York. Members of the Long shoremen's unions employed on harbor work for the Savannah line, the Clyde Malory line and the Southern Pacific have secured the following wage in creases : Mates and oilers, from $80 to $85 a month; firemen, deckhands and cooks, $75 to $80 a month. Knoxville, Tenu. Employers in this city arc, taking out Liberty Loan bonds for their employes, who will pay for same in installments, and Editor Keith of the Plain Dealer says: "This is fine, but how does it happen that after a man has worked for some of these firms for years he is now un able to raise $50 off hand? "Workmen have gone into the jaws of hell jn this industrial age, and they will continue to do so, but patriotism is not and can not be measured by dollars. Workmen will do their duty." FIGHT FOR TREE SPEECH. The Brooklyn Shoe Store All Kinds of Sample Shoes, Union Made, at Reasonable Prices. Also Shoe Repairing at Lowest Prices The Best Leather Used S. RAFPArORT, Prop. 1 1 21 VINE STREET, CINCINNATI, O. GEORGE DECKER Ladles' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Dry Goods, Notions, Etc. 1550 ELM ST., Near Liberty Telephone Canal 46B1-B Best Goods at Lowest Prices. Cut out this coupon, bring it to our store on Tuesday and you will receive 20 extra stamps with a purchase of one dollar. HARRY E. RUEVE Phone, C. 1634-R THE HAT SHOP QUALITY AND STYLE Union Label Men's and Boys' 1206 Vine Street Hats and Caps CINCINNATI. O. Norwich, Conn. At the coming mu nicipal election trade unionists in this city will make free speech the leading issue. City officials have attempted to prevent labor unions from holding pub lic meetings. Bridgeport trade unionists are also objecting to infringement of their rights. An ordinance makes it neces sary to secure a permit from public au thorities before a public meeting can be held. OPPOSE CHEAP WOMEN LABOR. San Francisco. "The hysteria howll mat coolie labor is needed lierc to har vest the crops and produce food is as hollow as it is hypocritical," says Or ganized Labor, official paper of the Cal ifornia State Building Trades Council. "According to the authorities who have made a study of this question, and the statement of President Lubin of the California Housing and Immigration Commission, there is a sufficient supply of labor in the country to take ample care of the food production problem. In fact, the production is not the prob lem which is confronting the country, but to keep the food after it is pro duced away from the speculators and gamblers. This is the problem. "Give the farm laborer better wages and better conditions; organize and mo bilize them as required by the different season in various parts of the country; conserve the food products and keep them out of the hands of the specula tors and scoundrels who take advan tage of the war to starve the people. Let the federal and state govciimcnts bend tneir best cilorts m tiiat direction; let them call a halt on the harmful hys teria which is rooted in greed and which is trying to tear down all that union labor has built in the last 50 years ; then the officials will be able to meet every crisis and incidentally help to popularize and win this great world's war for democracy. That can not be done by opening the flood gates to mil lions of Asiatic coolies. "England, Australia and Canada, aft er nearly three years of active war, have neither permitted nor found it necessary to import Oriental coolie la bor for the purpose of producing food stuffs. "Why should the United States of America do so?" THE HERANCOURT Brewing Co. Strictly Union LAGER s Strictly nion Tacoma, Wash. -At a mass-meeting of trade unionists and sympathisers resolutions were adopted against Ori ental labor and the employment of wo men at rates lower than prevailing standards. It was charged that capital ists are attempting to use women and Asiatics to "break the back of labor or ganizations," and that women are being employed in railroad shops in this city at a wage less than is paid men. SHEET METAL- WORKERS WIN. St. Louis, Mo. Organized sheet metal workers have defeated the Schlue tcr Manufacturing Company in its at tempt o victimize trade unionists. A strike of 150 men and women secured the reinstatement of discharged employes. THE FELDMAN MILK & CREAM GO. Makers and Distributors of CREAMA-LAC THE BETTER BUTTERMILK Phone S. 1533 Chas. Moeves Manufacturer of the IMPROVED EXTENSION SHOE Shoei made to fit all deformities 14 E. lOlhSt , Newport, Ky. Tel. South 574-L TRICKY TERMS CONFUSE. Chicago. The term "compulsory ar bitration," which is as tricky as the term "open shop," is placed in its prop er relation by A. A. Graham, writing in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen's Magazine. " 'Compulsory arbitration,' like the 'forced choice,' 'restrained liberty' or 'black-white,' " he says, "is a misuse of terms, a contradiction, an impossible thing, a nonentity, for the reason that, whenever you undertake to make it compulsory, you no longer have arbitra tion. "Arbitration is entered upon by mu tual agreement and not otherwise. Com pulsion divests it of every element of arbitration. While you can have this conditions and call it 'compulsory arbi tration,' yet you have something alto gether outside and beyond arbitration. You then have litigation, the function of a court. One person may sue an other, and compel him to come into court and defend himself or his rights, if he have any, or judgment will be taken against him by default, on which execution will be issued. This is pre cisely 'compulsory arbitration.' " COAL The Most Economical Fuel at the Right Price THE QUEEN CITY COAL CO. PRIVATE EXCHANGE WEST 2820 The Cincinnati Nome Brewing Co. 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