The Labor Advocate in Cincinnati, Ohio 17 Jul 1915
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The Labor Advocate (Newspaper) - July 17, 1915, Cincinnati, OhioThe labor advocate hustling town of negroes Only built in Mississippi Memphis Bayou Vituli car county mis., is an exclusively negro town carved front the Virgin forests a if hard Wool and Cane. Isaiah t. Montgomery founded the town -7 years ago. A party of his relatives and friends craved the Panther hear Wolf and other wild animals which infested Itolivar county at that time and Laboured with him in dragging a Surveyor s Chain through Tanglewood for the town site i Foremost among these pioneers were Benjamin Titus Ireen. J in. T. Mont Gomery. Simon waiter w. T. Montgomery. William Simmons William ii. Granger in Crry Strong and ii j Arrington. In carting their lot at this Point tin colonists selected what proved the Center of the largest Cotton producing county in the world. The Oil is Mark Loam in the higher parts and Sticky dense Lack land in the lower parts. Tile Loam pulverizes easily and is almost Ideal for Cotton raising it also produces pasture crops. The Lack land is the famous Inick hot which incomes Flinty in summer. Cracks and forms itself into clods resembling shot. This is the land that makes Cotton grow tight feel Ami produces More than a hah to an acre. 7.000 iii settlement. The population of the town has grown from a mall group to i non in the corporate limits and to 7,non in the settlement. The hits Tuss has grown with it. I Here Are a Jit stores Ami shops including two drug stores and a photograph gallery tile business of these stores i considerable and is growing Kali year the merchants Are compelled to sell a Ai i loser margin. Inn much of the Trade which sought or army towns on account of greater variety of goods or lower prices made possible by larger stocks or better credit arrangements is pleased to stay at Home. The Merican maintains an office there with a negro agent and its business is upward of $5<ki a month. I he Railroad station which is operated by a negro is about the ninth or tenth in importance Between Vicksburg and Memphis. The commission to the ticket agent amounts to $1,200 a year. There Are two licensed physicians two lawyers and a real estate agent. There Are six churches and the value of their property is around $17,non. The weak Point is the school. The enrolment is More than i00, while the Cut Uip mint is Inanc opiate for in pupils. The teachers Are poorly paid and the term is not More than five months. A inapt let College. The Baptist College which is maintained Liy a Hoard of negro women known As the Quot women s holds Forth in a two Story Frame building and Lias some Little provisions for hoarding pupils hut its funds Are very slim the american missionary association maintains a Normal and Industrial Institute. I in value of its property is about $4.ooo and it costs about $2,000 a year efforts have been made hut with Little Success to erect a Small Moil trn dormitory for Hoys. The fraternal insurance societies Are Well represented Ami the Treasury department of the masonic order which handles about a year is there under the guidance of Charles Hanks the Limiter Industry has been plied since the beginning of the town and still yields a neat Revenue in logs furniture Staves and spokes. Other Woods Are Cut into framing material by the town saw Mills. The three gins of the town wrap and tie most of the Cotton raised in the Community. The crop will yield this season More than 4.000 Hales. The Cumberland Telephone company three years ago installed its system Ilu re with a negro As local manager and with a woman assistant. It has 1 phones in operation. Many protests filed against firing nearing i Ltd Ladelphia. I protests front All Over tia Vatu ii against tin dismissal of in Rof. Waring Are reaching the University of i cuu Sylvania trustees who Are charged with opposing free speech Gifford i Suchot re fers to the trustees action As a controlled and in a Pubis statement says Quot no believer in Freedom can escape Tong indignation when lie learns How tin trustees of tin University of Pennsylvania dismissed Scoti nearing. This action is so obviously a blow at Freedom of thought that tin world of Liberal Miinch a men appeals to he United against it Quot if that is so Little it Tore need he said. Yet there is one Point which does not seem to have been emphasized tilt dismissal of Scott nearing is a perfect illustration of the control a of education by accumulated wealth i ins. To my mind is the greatest danger that now threatens the universities of the United states. I do not know that there is any Organ de Power among men More effective for evil than the Power to control education against the it shh it Good. A a Man think la. So is lie As in learns so lie thinks. To control the teachings of a nation is to control the nation itself Quot of ukr to coi itt h . Adelaide. South Australia. The Leml Ein i of courts to Check the people s will prevail in this Commonwealth As Well a it in other parts of the world at the recent conference of the australian labor party held in this cite. The following Resolution was discussed for two Days Quot in amendment to the Constitution to a Privi the High court of its interpretative Powers i regard to the Federal a in Delegate declared that this court Lood above the Constitution that the a a a Oris Hail no right it it ii Ellifi tile Laws that Fri led with the people to Correct Guise it ii legislation and that this was a i a r f democracy which us iia Haiti win denied by tin High court. Iii. M lion was lost. The majority in Reed with tin sentiments inn instated that the interpretative Power of the court is necessary As Long As the common Ralli of Australia is a federation of stairs. at �2.50 Day has Coll of digit Fps. Mel men Speaks seven language a Lias while dec Urilt itunes Wotli noted men. It am Ridge two College degrees and an Aei with nun of letters abroad. John Mclaren. A ii. My. Is working As a Stone Cutter Here for $2.sii a Day. Iloth his degrees a ire from the University of Glasgow and lie Speaks seven languages. Lie was a prominent labor organizer ill England lie is a Friend of George Bernard Shaw and adviser of kit a Llardi the labor Lender and cml tar of parliament and a great admirer of mrs. I Pankhurst. Ilis present complo Winein is due in his philosophy of life lie is known As no. S7 and has been on the Job Here for six Mouths. Iti iii a Kuhli. A Mohammedan is permitted by Taw to marry four Quot Nev. And the a unit part of it i it. Sont a i pm Haven t go it any More sense than to do Chicago kit Tiki settled. Mayor brings carpenters and Cun Siru tors to an agreement. T Lii ago building operations were resumed in Chicago with a hang monday morning following a settlement of the carpenters Trike and the lifting by the my Neil building l Mist Rue inn material interests of the ban on the delivery of materials. The carpenters strike involving w.1km men was it Tlacil at an All night Quot shirtsleeves Quot conference directed by mayor William male Thompson. The agreement was reached after a it hour session in which Tler differences were ironed out completely a the Sun in Gau to i a Over Lutr Lake the new agreement will run three years and the a arpent i is gain live cents an hour hut lose other hints. Xou guilty. Quot lev. You Ling i Sheri Quot yelled ail excited fan As the Pitcher of the Home team issued his fourth successive base a m Halls forcing a runner acre ass the Idale Quot where did you learn to pitch in a correspondence school Quot if the Pitcher heard. In made no sign hut another Spectator sitting near the excited one administered a stinging re Buky Aon talk like a Lisle Quot he said a to Orn full Quot what makes you think that dub a or Learned to pitch in Yalu re Quot a Milfs Only Kohin Soti i an awful in st a the a Luh. Lie talk and talks All the Quot a in. Well you can t blame him. If a Hap or has a wife and three Dali go ters at Home.1 court cites Lawson judge must i Rove he in Juull Ted to sit iii strike a uses. A old let a in is them col it acts miners charge that Quilge Lull Lyrer in prejudiced his connections with operators deferred to. Denver state supreme court has ordered judge Hillyer who presided at the Lawson trial to show in disc Why he should not he debarred from the consideration of pending strike eases. This order of Colorado s highest tribunal is the first interference with the Coal operators program and May upset their plan of creating a special Quot judicial District presided Over inline of their attorneys to try unionists charged with crime. Workers Are hopeful that judge Hillyer will fail to convince the cd Hurt he is Quot absolutely they Point to former proceedings of this character where the supreme court has sustained in practically every Case the plea of plaintiffs that other judges should he appointed. Last week attorney Hawkins request Eil judge Hillyer to refer the strike eases to another judicial jurisdiction on the ground that he was formerly connected with the Coal companies. This was refused and if the supreme court does not come to their Rescue workers charged with crime will face a Quilge who they declare under oath they lie i Csc unfair. Pennsylvania ruling hits the loan Sharks solicitor Ryan has ruled that the City Hall not assignments of wages by City employee a Portland. Me., concern asked that it he allowed to 1.511 on Ait alleged assignment by a City fireman. The City solicitor ruled Quot it has been for Many years the settled policy of this state declared by mime mus statutes Ami various decisions of its courts not to permit the assignment of future wages or salary for a present consideration lint to regard such assignments or transfers of future earnings As contrary to Public policy because they virtually amount to a species of peonage or chattel slavery. Quot there is Anolla a line of thought which leads to the Ante result and Wii to involves the Well fertilized policy in this state forbidding interference with the prosecution of municipal or other Public work. It is an established doctrine that cities. Counties and the like Nav not lie attached or otherwise harassed at the suit of those holding claims against persons to whom such etc., May he in debt. Quot the ground of Tylis prohibition is that the interests of the Public Are Paramount to those of private per so is. And that the welfare of the Community at Large is not to he prejudiced in order that remedies May in enforced for the collection of debts As Between urges Montana miners to unionize Butte free lattice of this City endorsed by the state federation of labor asks Butte miners Quot Don t you believe that a Union of the miners is needed in this Community these workers have been divided for mime time and ill referring to the Ilif pc rent opinions advocated tin free Lance gives this wholesome advice a organized and solidified you will lie aide to accomplish a great Deal you undoubtedly have Learned an everlasting lesson from that which has transpired in the past. You cannot travel any faster than the inc we live in. Organized labor is keeping abreast of the times it spa a tvs the sentiment of its members its act Are the act of the As a whole. Some there Are who imagine that organized labor is Tow and retrogressive and is not progressing in accordance with the progressive ind Rcv of this present age. Some Section of the country arc More progressive than others and in those sections considerable criticism a at limes hem indulged a i by the unthinking against those who Are classed As tto progressive. They remind you of an army wherein a run pan or battalion become impatient at the delay in attacking the enemy and Consun gently they attack ton their own Hook a Superior Force. \ a i Silt Olliev Are annihilated thus it is with a few isolated instances of aggressive vote against prohibition \ a ale and Porter it Csc a of America it amp or copyright strap Mark ski overed 180.1 Union made Beer this is our Label demand personal Liberty in choosing what you will drink ask for this Label when purchasing Beer ale or Porter As s guarantee that it is Union made the her Pincourt brewing co. S trial by Umo lager strictly Union Coal buy it from Voi r in i end the Queen City Coal co. Priv at Xci Vamik a hot 1�h�oo i Fleischmanns yeast a a i makes i e a i the Best bread j e # e e fluff speech in t Olleges. Sait evening bulletin makes this continent on the Rockefeller foundation in connection with tin dismissal of in Rof. Scott nearing by the University of i cuu Sylvania Quot it begins to appear that endowed universities and endowed charitable foundation arc the gravest enemies to free thought in America. Endowments nowadays Are almost always in the form of funds invested in corporation securities. The list of securities of the Rockefeller foundation for example is almost a roster of the strongest and most highly centralized corporations in the United Stales. The sympathies of this foundation will probably always i with the corporations who thus contribute to its support. In i different Way the sympathies of the directors of. An endowed University Are almost tire to he with Money interests and with All phases of the present order whether Good or had. Which help to keep Money Power in the hands of a Small country lift. Quot How do you like living in the country Quot great finest place Yon Ever a. Best train service in tin world. Why. My wife and i come into town nearly a very night and take in a Row if Garden or generous. Quot i want to Liuva a phonograph. What Are your terms Quot Quot \ Dollar blown and a Dollar a month until i a get Quot and then Quot then we take the machine away at a air own expense Quot and Thul s All. Quot an says he can take a drink or let it a Well. I be often seen him prove the Tirol half of that fun. Quot i m thinking of taking up Lita at a profession do you Ali Ink am thing in it ? Quot i Don t know much about 11j tin lories they publish in the us arc Asea to write As Thuv Are read it ought to be a a Illinois injunction. Waukegan. 111. Striking amalgamated lace operatives employed at the Marshall Field lace factory. Zion City have been enjoined by the Lake county circuit court. The workers Are ordered not to Cal upon lace factory employee Quot for the purpose Quot a inducing them to leave their the state Fedra tinn of labor urged the recent legislature to Check these injunction judges by passing a Law similar to the Clayton net. The i joke county writ a Tai is their position that injunctions of this kind Are Only Issue in against striking workingmen and women Ami is a denial of fundamental rights every citizen should enjoy. Ikon Wick fits tit Lek Friis. Between employers and structural Iron workers of this City have resulted in an agro rent and the strike started Ltd Mav i last i at in end. Hout men Are affected by the settlement the Iron workers gain a substantial wage increase for the last two cars of a three year agreement. For the first year they will receive the old scale of pay. Fit cents an hour. Fit the second Vear the scale will he Quot it a a cents and for the third 70 cents an hour. Arbitration provisions Are agreed to. Organize. on Tiff l rom the Western Miner. Lines found written on the door of an old Cabin in Southern Nevada Quot Mornin i the desert and the wind is mowing free. Anti it s ours jest for the by Cathie so let s till iii. You and me. No More stat Fly cities w Here you have to pay to breathe where till helpless human creatures move and throng Anil strive and seethe. Quot Mornin on the desert and the air is like a wine. And it scent like All creation has been made for me and mine. No House to top my vision save a neighbor mile away. And the Little Dolie shanty that belongs to me and May. A lonesome not a minute Why. In be got these mountains Here that was put there just to please me. With their Blush an frown an cheer. They re waiting when the summer Suu gels too sizzling hot. An we just go Campin item with a pan an Coffee pot. Quot morning on the desert i can smell the Sagebrush smoke. I hate to see it bunt Nhut the land must sure he broke. Ain t it just a pity that wherever Man May live he tears up much that s Beautiful that the Good find Lias to give a a Sagebrush Ain t so pretty Well All eyes Don t see the same. Have you Ever seen the Moonlight turn it to a Silvery flame a Quot that Grea Enod Thicket yonder will it nulls just awful Sweet when the night wind has been baking it. For its smell is hard to heat. A lonesome Well. I guess not i be been Loti Sninch in a town. But i sure do love the desert with it stretches wide and Brown nil Day through tin Sagebrush Here the wind is mowing free. Us it our jest for the by Cathie. So let s fill up. You and kill soon. Quot i your daughter s education tin shed Quot Quot not yet. She s going to he married next vice very to. Quot join s Marlc Liis Money in a Mon. Did t lie Quot some of it hut most of Ltd lie result of common a
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