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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Dis
puted Section of State's
BOARD CAN ASSESS DAMAGES
MANY "FLOATERS" IN WEST
Government Report Says That In Call-
fornla Alone There Are 20,000 Work-
ers With No Fixed Residence.
Several Hundred Cases Are Settled by
Decision Three Thousand New
York Tailors Get 20 Per Cent
Wage Increase Other
News of Labor World.
The Ohio supremo court has uphold
.section 27 of that state's workmen's
compensation act, which provides that
employers failing to insure their work
men are liable for damages awarded
by- the state Industrial commission.
Several hundred cases throughout the
state were left undecided until the
Highest court rendered final decision
on the legality of this section.
The strike of 3,000 tailors employed
by the Cut, Make and Trim Manufac
turers' association of New York, cater
ing to the mail-order trade, ended when
representatives of the union and em
ployers, signed an agreement. The
men receive a 20 per cent incrense, a
48-hour week and are permitted to be
affiliated with the union.
Commissioner General Camlnettl of
the Immigration service announced that
the United States employment service,
with its more than eighty branches, was
prepared to unify the labor resources
of the country. Plans are being made
lor locating ready for call persons to
replace men taken Into the active serv
ice of the army or navy.
Cardiff has become known as the
-Pittsburgh of the British Isles. Like
the American city, the coal mines are
largely responsible for its boom, al
though shipping has played no small
part. Some men who were shipping
clerks two years ago, now own n
string of ships and coal miners are
making $100 a week.
Daniel Guggenheim, president of the
American Smelting and Mining com
pany and the American Smelters Se
curities company, announced that the
two companies had undertaken group
life Insurance for their 25,000 em
ployees and officers.
Organization of teachers In the pub
lic schools of San Francisco under the
American Federation of Labor, Is a
part of the program of actlvlties.for
the coming year outlined by the execu
tive committee oi' the San Francisco
New York Central railroad an
nounced that all its switchmen would
get the Increased pay as provided in
the Adamson act, believing switchmen
Equally entitled to the advance with
the members of the "big four" broth
erhoods. Cincinnati Coopers' union has se
cured a three-years' contract with
wage Increases that amount In some
cases to $4 a week. Wage increases
granted by certain breweries are 10
nnd 20 per cent.
Twenty British woman carpenters
vhohave gone to build soldiers' huts
In France are but an advance party
for the many other women who are
anxious to help the army In this first
The Wyoming stnte legislature
passed a woman's eight-hour law
which provides for a maximum week
of GO hours for seven-day employ
ments and 52 hours for six-day em
ployments. The Wyoming state legislature
passed a .women's eight-hour law
which provides for a maximum week
of GO hours for seven-day employments
and 52 hours for six-day employments.
St. Louis (Mo.) Typographical union
lias signed a contract with newspaper
publishers which Increases wages S
per cent. About -100 workers will be
benefited $2.40 a week.
Under the terms of a proposed
agreement, 'Frisco upholsterers' wages
will bo raised from $1.50 to $5 a day.
mattress makers, now receiving $1 per
day will got $5 per day.
An Edmonton (Canada) brewing
company doe not employ women, oven
for ottico work, and the number of em
ployees since prohibition came has
been reduced to one-fourth.
An Increase in the wages of all em
ployees of the Lake Shoro Electric
railroad was announced by company
officials at Toledo, O. The Increase
adds one cent an hour.
Vancouver (B. C.) Carpontors'.unlon
reports that employers are accenting
Its new wage scale, which Increases
the rate from $3.00 to $4 a day, effec
tive May 1.
At Fresno, Cal.. officials of thojna
chlnists' union announce that practi
cally every machine shop and garage
In that vicinity Is now on an eight
It Itj proposed to raise a contingent
of Canadian girl clerks for Franco to
relieve men for the trenches.
In California alone thero are 20,000
"fioaters," workers with no fixed resi
dence, constantly wandering from
place to place, declares n report on
labor laws and their administration In
the Pacific states, just Issued by the
bureau of labor statistics. Irregular
employment Is emphasized in the re
port as tllO lllOSt strllrimr lnlirn. nlmr.
acterlstic of Washington, Oregon nnd
Operators of the eastern Ohio coal
fields will be nslnxi vniiit.tm.n.. i
crease the wngosV the miners, it was
announced following the closing of the
annual convention of subdistrict No.
fi of district No. 0 of the United Mine
Workers of America, comprising locals
in eastern Ohio, with a membership
of 14,000 miners. The present wago
scale does not expire until April, 1018,
and the miners cannot, therefore, de
mand a new scale.
Through a settlement with the car
penters' district council work was re
sumed on the new S.rO.OOn.Of)n TTntnn
station at Chicago. The first unit
to be finished will bo the freight
depot nnd the passenger station
will be started about October
1. Work had been delayed since
last July. The first unit will Involve
the employment of about 5,000 men
andji pay roll of about $1,000,000.
As a first result of government con
trol of the coal mines, miners in Eng
land and North Wales are to receive
a substantial Increase In the war bonus
paid them. The bonus, which has here
tofore stood nt 13.8 nor cent, will here
after be 18 per cent. The Increase af
fects 350,000 workmen and means an
increase of $10,000,000 n year to the
After investigating laundries in the
principal cities of Kansas, a subcom
mittee of the state Industrial welfare
commission reports that, of 504 woman
workers chocked up, 170 are receiving
less than $G a week, 85 less than $5.
nnd some are receiving $3.50. Out of
the entire number but 15 nre paid raoro
man $10 a week.
Minnesota state supremo court has
rendered two decisions that accord
workers the right to refuse to work
for nonunion employers, to ask others
to nsslst them to enrry on a boycott
nnd to carry a banner advertising an
unfair place of business.
Washington (D. C.) Street Car Men's
union has asked the two street car
companies in the nation's capital to
raise wages to 35 cents an hour for
motormen nnd conductors and 40
cents for work done on Sundays and
Standardization of teachers' certifi
cates for the 14 western provinces of
Canada is one of the questions that
representatives of tho educational de
partment of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
Alberta nnd British Columbia are now
The new scale of $7 a day for brick
layers goes into effect this spring. Oth
er crafts in the building trades have
also advanced their scnles, duo to the
high cost of living and the nrosnect
of a revival of building, the New York
The New Jersey legislature passed a
bill designed to amend the full crew
railroad law by nermlttlmr the mil-
roads to file complaints with the public
utility commissioners to show trains
The new vocational education bill
provides federal co-operation with the
states In establishing Industrial
schools for the teaching of trade, home
economics, industrial and agricultural
The Ilershey Chocolate company
voted nn Increase of 10 per cent to
all Its employees. About 1,500 work
ers are affected. This Is the third In
crease In IS months at the Ilershey
Cottage homes for married teachers
are being provided by the school au
thorities of Washington state, with
the hope of making the life of the
rural teacher more attractive.
Ofilcers of the Commercial Tele
graphers' union have Issued a call for
voluntary contributions to a fund to
aid members discharged for union
membership or union activity.
Cottage homes for married teachers
are being provided by the school au
thorities of Washington state, with the
hope of making the life of the rural
teacher more attractive.
Galveston (Tex.) fire fighters have
organized and afiiliated with the Ameri
can Federation of Labor. Tills or
ganization, it is stated, Is the first of
its kind In the South.
Rope netting, similar to that used
by circus performers, Is now being
adonted to protect structural stool and
Iron workors from falling from peril
Belleville (III.) Betall Clerks' union
has asked store managers to raise
wages 20 per cent and grant n nine
hour day to their woman workers.
East Liverpool, O., organized potters
have decided to cease using the term
"closed shop" and have voted to here
after use the term "union shop."
GREAT PITCHERS NEVR IN NO-HIT GAME
SLSSfS?!. ( ATI c?xw?j? y
HAS BEEN IN MORE WORLD'S
SERIES THAN ANY OTHER
todvVhavo'rvT th Brc,lte8t l,ltch(-'rs "' l
touaj, have never entered the select circle of no-hit fame
no-hUllga1!la"k, "0 f ",0 8reatSt soutl'imws oC "me. never pitched a
of the',cain;rnfirT0Mrn? ,,Tt,h ,n"JOrS' nn1 SU11 U ,s prising that pitchers
of the caliber of Plank, Johnson nnd Alexander, with years of service
S7hCipTe&bl0 to K0 through n,no ,,,n,nss wltl,out a 8n'c " "
irtw hif!nk h"S bTC',1 PUcllnB w,nn,nB blU for 10 ynrs and bns pitched several
as hasSeriidc? " " " """ f n "nd tW Wt Ms SS
I ALEX IN SELECT SET
33 Grover Cleveland Alexander T
T now ranks among the highest-
paid players and mnnagers In
T bnsobnll. lie has compromised
J with the owners of the Phillies
T nnd signed for $12,500 next sea-
f son, which Is $2,500 less than he
X was holding out for. lie Is the
highest-salaried pitcher In the
A National league, receiving the
T same amount as does Walter
X Johnson, the Americnn league's
T stnr. The leaders, as to salary.
I Trls Speaker, Cleveland. $17,500
f Ty Cobb, Detroit 15.000
J Eddie Collins, Chicago.. 15,000
waiter Johnson, Wash'n. 12,500
Grover Alexander, Phils. 12,500
f Johnny Evers, Boston... 10,000
New Manager of Boston Red Sox
Joined Athletics Just as Connie
Mack Had About Completed
His Great Playing Machine.
Jack Barry has frequently boon
called the "luckiest man In baseball "
Ho has been In more world's series
than any other player In the game. Ho
joined the Athletics just as Mack had
about completed lils in.nt ... .,...
... " r - mm linn
that four times won the world's cham
pionship. Then when this wonderful
aggregation was broken up and most
of Us stars were sent to other club
Barry was fortunate enough to draw
the Boston Bod Sox, successors to the
Athletics In the matter of premier
ihi.m-iiiiii nonors of the universe.
Playing on six world's champion
teams Is enough to give any man tho
palm for luck, but Jack Barry's luck
has not stopped there. Never licforo
bns a man made his managerial debut
with prospects so bright as Barry's
His task Is not to build up a machine;
his team, acknowledged tho best In
the big leagues, Is already built nnd
running like clockwork.
Barry will bo tho only playing mnn
nger In the major leagues next sea
son. Last year BUI Carrlgan, Barry's
predecessor, had tho honor.
One by one tho playing managers of
other days have taken their places on
UMPIRE IS MOST VERSATILE
Quigley of Tenets Staff Makes Quick
Switch From Baseball to Foot-
ball at Season's End.
Ernest C. Quigley of President Te
nor's staff of umpires is probably tho
most versatile sport official in the
country. Tho Snturday after the close
or tne world's series the umpire made
- s m vnuL
Clinching may bo eliminated from
boxing, but from baseball never I
Trls Speaker's weak aunt ima i,
discovered at last. He's a golf bug.
Many an error made by a ball play
er is caused by the void under his
The Athletics will win the pennant,
Just like the Swiss navy will dominate
Pat Mornn, boss of the Piiiin ria
not think that the baseball rules
should be changed.
Connie Mack's tenm is tho great puz
zle in baseball this spring. Tho puzzle
is to find tho team.
Captnin Charley Ilerzog of the
Giants has taken up aviation and has
made several flights.
Mike Mcnoskv. forninr TPn,1 io.,.,
outfielder, Is another Benny Knuff so
far as egotism Is concerned.
Imagine what would happen If so;no
sport scribe should write of Clarence
McGraw and Muggsy Bowlaud.
Phil Ball, owner of the Browns is
trying to induce Fielder Jones to make
room on the club for Mike Mowrey.
In nbout a month from now many
n recruit pitcher will bo showing a
.vim aiiueu getting back to tho sticks.
Tho Sherman club of the Western
association has elected O. W. Batsell
as its president for the coming sea
son. Manager Leo Fohl of the Indians
thinks his pitching staff will prove to
be one of tho best in the circuit this
Umpire trnest C. Quigley.
a quick switch from baseball to foot
ball. The end of tho football schodulo
brought no rest to Quigley, who then
refereed some of. tho big basket-ball
games in the middle West. Quigley
has built up a big reputation ns an of
ficial In these varied sports and Is
Warhop With Orioles.
Jack Warhop, who didn't pitch much
of anywhere last season and had his
last big league enirairement with n.
St. Louis Cardinals, has signed n con
tract with the Baltimore Orioles.
The guy who strikes out In a pinch
this summer will return to the bench
accoinpauled by a "Hep, hep," from
Colonel Acosta, who lost his Hfo re
cently In tho Cuban revolution ,
the father of outfielder Acosta, of the
With Chick Gandil gone, there Is
much interest in tho development of
Louis Guisto ns a first-sacker on tho
part of Cleveland fans.
Slim Snllee Is a strong ndvocate of
berth contrGl. Ho says tho Pullmnn
company makes 'em too darned short
for a full sized man.
Baseball has been Introduced nmong
tho Moros, nnd they call the umpiro
tho "egxysoklorot." Sounds like a pret
ty nccurate description.
A lot of ball players are complaining
about tho cutting of their salnrlnn tha
year, when nil they would have bought
with the money, nnywny, would have
been food and clothing.
Manager Jack Barry.
the side lines out of tho hustle nnd
bustle of hostilities. Cnrrlgan was
the last of the old guard, lie played
up to tho time of his retirement.
George Stnlllngs, manager of the Bos
ton Braves, hasn't donned a uniform In
years. Pat Mornn, leader of the Phil
lies, wears his uniform, but confines
his nctlvltles to tho foul lines nnd
players' bench. Others who adopt
this policy are John McGraw of tho
Giants, Wllbert Boblnson of tho
Dodgers, Miller Ilmririns of tim r-n,.
dlnnls, Jimmy Cnllahan of tho Pirates,
Christy Mathewson of tho Beds, and It
is doubtful if Fred Mitchell will over
catch In u gamo again. Mitchell, how
over, Is sure to wear his battle regalia
nnd assist his club from the coaching
In tho American league all besides
Barry nre "bench managers." Clar
ence Boyland again will lend tho Whito
Sox from the foul lines nnd dugout, as
will Connie Mack of the Athletics;
Bill Donovan of tho Yankees, Fielder
Jones of tho Browns, Lee Fohl of tho
Cleveland Indians, Clark Griffith of
the Nationals and llughey Jennings of
NEVER LOST BASEBALL GAME
Gilmour Doble Holds Greatest Record
Ever Established by Coach Has
Never Been Beaten.
Gilmour Doble, the University of De
troit's new coach, holds tho greatest
record ever established by a Imsohnli
mentor. Ills teams have played 57
games, winning 51 and tlelng three In
a period covering 12 years. His first
team, tho Minneapolis High school,
won four games In a season, all they
played. Tho next two years ho
coached the North Dnkola Agglos,
played eight games and no team was
able to scoro a point ngalnst Doblo's
eleven. In 1008 he went to Washington,
where for nine seasons ho tutored
tennis that never went down to do-feat.