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THE LABOR ADVOCATE flBBj(ata No Toleration For German-Japanese At Yokohama. (From East and West News Bulletin.) "The German Club of Yokohama has been closed by the Japanese police. The authorities took the ground that such a social organ ization, furnishing a center for seditious language and conspiracies, should not be permitted to exist in Yokohama. No music has been permitted in the club by the local police since the entrance of Japan into the war. Enforcement of the Enemy Trading act began on May 14, and all commercial transactions between Germans and Austrians and Japanese are fully supervised." This demonstrates that there is no more excuse for a so-called German-American Alliance in this country today, than there was for a Confederate Alliance in Cincinnati in 1861. "Rouse mit" the Alliance from now on. Be either an American or an alien enemy. Epitaph Seen. Beneath this stone lies an old maid, At rest from all her earthly labors ; Peace to her shade, peace to the dead, And to the ears of all her neighbors. INDEPENDENT WE FIT NONPARTISAN BSEN - Stout Women Up to 59 Bust. ALL WEARING APPAREL Write for Catalog WINDHORST'S 12th and Main. A PAPER FOR ALL WHO TOIL OOlclal Organ of The Building Trades Council or Cincinnati and Vicinity Issued Weekly i ' W. E, MYERS Editor Business Office, 20-21 Thorns Building. Phone, Canal 5511 Communications should be on hand not later than Wed nesday to insure publication. Entered at the postoflicc at Cincinnati, Ohio, as second class mail matter. III ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE ot$228KjJJ70 CINCINNATI, OHIO, JUNE 16, 1917. Socialistic Treason. Tiie German propaganda is very loth to loose its grip on this country. If it can not work in one way, it finds another in which to- operate. Its present method is to use every radical and pacifist organiza tion, and just now the Socialist party organization in particular, as a weapon with which to fight the nations' war work. That it is able to exert a certain influence along this line is suggested by many instances, one of which is the expulsion of Charles Edward Russell by the New York local of the Socialist party because of his refusal to resign as a member of the United States War Commission to Russia, and another is the demand of the Lowell (Mass.) local for arms for themselves as a part of the "organized working classes of America," to the end that they can make a stand against what they say is "a war waged in the interest of capitalists," and still an other is the employment of such lawyers as Nick Klein, who ap parently are against all constituted government, and have the audacity to defend and thereby ciicouraire naturalized ritixmi tr tieiy me law and attempt to Humiliate this great government. There is no place for this breed of misguided so-called lawyers in this great republic at this time. When things were normal we looked on that class as harmless, but not now, and the Government should use a strong, determined hand and make them have some respect for the law of this Country, and thoroughly stamp out this brand of European lawlessness who are only defended by this class of self-styled lawyers. These expressions of Socialistic activity distinctly ally the locals concerned with the German side of the war, and so far as they go, place the Socialist party in the attitude of a disloyal organization. They put it up to party Socialists who are loyal to their Country to separate themselves at once from an organization which puts the interests of another country above their own. Nominally, the offence of Air. Russell is made to consist in vio lating the rule of the Socialist party which forbids any member to "accept a Government position against the wishes of the party." The introduction of this nretext for Mr. Russell's exnulsion shows the length to which the majority of the New York local is willing to go in order to do a disloyal thing. To join an unpaid commission which the President of the United States has sent to greet the new Republic of Russia and to consider the terms of our country's co operation with that Republic is not to "accept a Government posi tion" and so to class it is a specious pretense. That it has been inspired from abroad is plainly indicated by the demand of some of the loyal members that the local headquarters of the party be searched for anti-war literature, of the sort which the law makes treason. Since this action prevailed in the local, it is quite desirable that the suggestion shall be heeded. The Socialist party in America arrays itself airainst the nconle and Government to find out just to what extent the party local is allowing itself to be used as a point of vantage for the German spy service. It is a relief to know that conscientious Socialists like Charles EdwardRussell and John Spargo are unwilling to go a step further with this crowd and the time lias certainly come when since the Socialist party in this Country prefers to stand with Ger many rather than with America the Government should treat it as a refuge for treason. And if energetic Government action of this kind is to be classed by socialists nearer home as proof that the war which the Country is waging is an occasion for demanding arms "to prevent assaults on our liberties," it is time for men in khaki to nut their annearance at the Lowell Socialists' headquarters and anywhere else where this kind of disloyalty is likely to crop out. We by no means "think that a majority of Socialists are tainted with dishonesty. We do not for a moment believe that they sym pathize with a proposition to arm themselves against the State, and for that very reason we demand that their loyalty be sup ported as against plotters or instruments of plotters, who are doing the dirty work of the remnant of the German conspiracy in this Country. Let there be an end of organized warfare against us under the mask of radical and pacifist societies and parties. We are at war and these people should find out as soon as possible. The Kaiserized Members Of Our Board of Education. Nothing could more clearly demonstrate that our Board of Edu cation is not a pro-American body, than the stand taken, by mem bers Schwab, IWittcndorf and Fisk, on the subject of teaching Ger man to our school children. These men were elected by the German and Negro Republican vote that dominates their party, and their "Kultur" is in keeping with their constituents of John Street. These men can well felicitate themselves on the fact that they are standing firmly by their colors, even if the colors are not the red, white and blue, but they want to be elected again and are playing cheap politics. It is the duty of every American to use his best efforts to defeat these alien members of our Board of Education when," they seek re-election. Jealous Nature. "A fireman is no spark for me" The words were pretty Maine's. "I couldn't keep the lad, you see Away from other flames." Neutrality "On" Scandinavia. During the month of May forty-nine Norwegian steamships and twenty-five persons on board were lost in German attacks. Berlin is waging neutrality with a vengeance on poor Scandinavia. We Have An Ace In the Hole. If Cincinnati and Chicago were to swap mayors, neither city ought to pay more than thirty cents to boot; some people would re gard tjiat as a reasonable price to boot. Busy Congressmen. Between making patriotic speeches and getting his constituents exempted from draft, a Congressman hardly has time to take a drink. How Will He Like It. Good morning Mister Kaiser, did you hear about the ten million Americans from 21 to 31, to say nothing of the wise old fellows lrom 61 to 01. It Looks That Way. It looks as though the Danbury hatters might have to adopt the popular fad of living under canvas this summer. Will Serve Him Right. Charles Chaplin has enlisted and we expect to hear every day that the Kaiser received a custard pie right in the mush. ' We should Say So. "A Liberty Bond is a good buy" (says the Enquirer in one of the ads paid for by subscription). Good buy, did you say? to the Kaiser it's "good night." Not Much. Do you want Germany to understand that the Liberty Loan Dollar is below the mark. We'll Make Our Own Front. For us Americans the "Western front" will soon the Eastern front. We have at MODEST PRICES Pianos and Player-Pianos which are thoroughly well made and guar anteed to be entirely satisfactory in the HOME hcljaltomn-jiliatto (forapany Manufacturers 142 West Fourth Street Phone, Canal 1416-X The ZNotetty Cloaks, Suits, Skirts, Waists Petticoats and Dresses Extra Sizes of Women's Wear a Specialty lO 17-19 MAIN ST. Bet. Court and Canal Sts. CINCINNATI, O. We Have a Large Stock or UNCALLED-FOR SUITS In sizes 34 to 48; all the latest styles and colors: misfits, $(i. OS up. NEWBURGER & STUHLBARG, Tailors 437 West Foutth Street, Corner John - -) STYLISH MODELS ik 'ifr piii ! The Model Has Your Size Spring Suits COATS, DRESSES, SKIRTS, WAISTS, UNDERWEAR CORSETS AT POPULAR PRICES. IHE riODEL 1021-25 MAIN STREET STOI'l'Kl) 1JV IjlTtiltAOV TKST. Billy Knows 'Em. Billy Sunday never did have any use for a financial slacker. Some Humanity. What a kultured German the kidnapper of the Kccts baby must have been. New Bedford, Mass. Only 32 out of 85 immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands were able to pass thc literacy test in the liurnctt immigration law. The remaining .VJ were sent to Boston to await deportation with 120 others who were denied admission to this coun try for the same reason. Come On You California! The registration figures are not yet complete, says the Enquirer. Come on you California, come on. "WIN UNION SHOl'i IIAISK WAGES. Some Garden. Speaking of beating the food shortage, we know of an cnthusias tic Cincinnati backyard farmer who rushed exultantly into the house shouting: "Oh! Oh! the beans are up both of them. Very Low Indeed. A ten per cent tax on cabaret food is enough to give the waiters' union a supreme contempt for the Washington Government. That's a Fact. Money talks, but a conductor doesn't knock down a nickel for its impudence. Looks Like the Truth. They say the good die young their scarcity would seem to bear out this idea. Better Puncture It Now. We presume after the spy plot thickens it is not so apt to leak. Yellow Fits In Some Places. A yellow streak is a good thing in a mine, but we don't like it in a man. Union Dues Are Cheap. Another light occupation we might mention is that of sweeping out the corridors of time. Peoria, III. The Horse Shocrs' un ion has seemed a union shop agree ment with every employer in this city. Wages arc increased 50 cents a day with a Saturday Halt Holiday during June, July and August. "TKXI) TO YOUR KNITTING JWHMIOKS AUK ADVISKI). In a Bookkeeping Sense. ' It doesn't seem right to charge the enemy's batteries after they have been paid for. You Know It. The man with the blue card is monarch of all he surveys. Loosen Up Your Sock. Coin' to be a busy week soon for the Red Cross Workers. So Be It. Beelzebub mit Huns. Forth Worth, Texas. The Farin Edu cator, published in the interests of or ganized farmers, prints the following editorial, which may be remembered with profit by trade unionists : "The trouble with every farmers' or ganization ever launched has been that the farmers have allowed non-farmers to come in and usurp control of their organization. "Some of us wonder why the union lias not more influence today in shaping legislation for the interest of the pro ducers. One need not go any further back than the recent convention to find the reason. Practically all of the first day was devoted to attending to other people's business, and many of the dele gates went home before the meeting got down to the farmers' business. "True, each subject discussed affected the farmer, but it affected him as a citi zen, not as a farmer. The union man ought to interest himself in every one of the subjects, but not as a union man. We have enough to do to look out for legislation which affects us as farmers, such as marketing, freight rates, farm loans, etc. "The trouble with us is that we muddle in so many affairs in behalf of other in terests that we lose the respect and confidence of the men elected to repre sent us at the national and State capi tals. When we learn to drop outside issues and go to work in dead earnest for our own interest and .nothing more, we will get what we want."