The Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, December 23, 1910 Page: 1 of 4
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FARMER AND LABORER
VOL. 2—NO. :}•;
"Organization Is Uhe IYvie Spirit of 5'he Age"
GUTHRIE, OKLrAHOMA, FliJDAV, DECEMBER 2: , 1910.
S1.00 I'ER VEAK
Engineers of Sixty-One Western Railroads
Threaten to Strike.
ARE HOLDING SESSIONS.
STATE OFFICIALS WED IN SECRET.
Commissioner of Labor Admits Chances of
Getting Together Are Slim -Neither
Side Willing to Yield -Tie Up
to Be Gradual.
Judge J. L. Pancoast of Blackwell,
was in the city Tuesday.
Attorney ti. C. Stanard was up from
Shawnee Tuesday, on legal business.
M. E. Smith, of the State Agency is
transacting business in El Reno today.
Judge George I. McGowen of Ft.
Worth, Texas, was a Guthrie visitor
Tom Smith, the barber, who is run-
ning a shop in Stillwater, spent Sun-
day in Guthrie.
Miss Grace Wellions of Oklahoma
City spent Sunday with Roy L. Starr, | ^rst CJJ
Chicago, Dec. *20. —Labor Commis-
sioner Neill admitted tonight that nego-
tiations between western railroad
managers and the Brotherhood of Lo-
comotive engineers are becoming so
strained that an open rupture may take
place soon. The engineers, employes
of sixty-one western railroads, have
threatened to strike unless granted a
The commissioner has held daily ses-
sions with both engineers and members
of the railroads committees for nearly
a week, but neither side has conceded
a point nor been willing to yield any-
thing toward harmony.
Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the
engineers, telegraphed for the mem-
bers of the executive committee of the
engineers' order and declared likeli-
hood of a conciliation small. It is said spend the holidays with
if a strike is called it will not affect law and family, W.T. ie^lj
all of the roads at once, buf would be- j Noble. use "
gin with some of the most important | P. VV. Cress of Perry, formerly a law I
and continue.until all the roads were partner of Judge Doyle, of the court of
of the State Agency.
Attorney C. A. Houston of Tulsa,
Okla., was a pleasant caller Tuesday
morning while in the city on profess-
Chas. L. Williams who has been do-
ing law work for Judge Williams of
| the Superior Court, has gone to Hugo
| to spend Christmas with folks.
Miss La Pearle Carpenter of Kansas
City, Mo., asrived Wednesday morning
to spend the holidays with her parents, !
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Carpenter.
Edith E. Hill, who is teaching at
Tonkawa, Okla., will home to |
Miss Eva Seamans Married to Assistant
State Auditor Here.
Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 9.—The mar-
riage of Miss Eva G. Seamans and Carl
L.. Rice at Oklahoma City Thursday
was made public here Friday.
Miss Seamans has been employed in
the state auditor's office for several
months, and is well known to all state
officials and members of the legisla-
She acted as stenographer through
the constitutional convention, and was
with Governor Haskell through his
ampaign. During the sessions of
the first and second legislatures she
was employed in the lower house, and
was official reporter during the March
special session. At that time she was
paid $6 per day, $2 more than the leg-
islators tnemselves drew, the high sal-
ary being agreed to on account of her
acknowledged superior ability.
Rice is assistant state auditor, and
the two have become well acquainted
through their work in the same office.
Though it was known they liked each
other, the sudden and secret manner
of their marriage caused quite a sur-
prise to Guthrie people. —New State
Three roads in the west not involved
in the wage controversy are the Denver
and Rio Grande, the Colorado Midland
and the Western Pacific.
NO HOPE OF ENDING STRIKE.
Chicago, Dec. 19. Hopes of media-
tion in the garment workers' strike
passed away with two announcements
One by an inquiry committee of the
Chicago Association of Commerce, and
the other by Hart, Shafner and Marx
criminal appeals, was in Guthrie, Tues
day in a bankruptcy case before the
Mrs. J. W. DeardorfT of Kansas City,
Mo., who is a sister of Mrs. W. T. Field
and daughter of Mrs. Lexey Hill of 811
East Noble, will be here with her son
Fred and daughter Ruth, to spend the
holidays with her mother and the child-
GOOD NEWS FROM A YOUNG PASTOR.
The Farmer and Laborer received a
copy of the December number of the
Lutheran Messenger, a church paper
printed in New York City, tt contains
the name of Rev. Fred V. Christ, pas-
tor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
of the Atonement, of New York City,
and also the name of Miss Jennie L.
I Christ, brother and sister of our es-
| teemed friend, W. G. Christ an em-
ployee of the Guthrie State Capital job
I The Messenger speaks very highly of
the work being done in that city by
Rev. Christ and sister. Mr. Christ is
MINE HORROR IN ENGLAND.
Bolton, Eng.. Dec. 21. —More than a young man, but is not lacking in abili-
three hundred and fifty colliers lost ty for the great work that he has
the clothing firm most affected and ' their lives today in an explosion in the chosen.
which has substituted at least one offer
of arbitration. Both say a settlement
could only be effected by direct meet-
ing of the strikers and manufacturers.
The clothing company announced to
Mayor Busse and the city council strike
committee that it would withdraw from
negotiations now under wav looking
toward a settlement and in the future
would deal only with its former em-
ployes, offering, however, to take back
such of the strikers as reported for
work at once.
Mayor Busse refused to dissolve tne
aldermanic peace committee and will
hold that body ready to offer its service
at a later date.
The inquiry committee of the Associ-
ation of C' mmerce after investigating
for a week the cause of the strike, and
seeking a plan of settlement, also with-
drew its services today. In a report
the committee said the original cause
of the strike was of minor importance
and had been lost sight of in the sym-
pathetic labor war.
Little Hulton colliery of the Hulton .. . .. . . ... ..
Colliery company, located a short dis- j He vlslted hls brother ,thla c tJ
tance from this city. I lftst summer, and impressed those who
j met him as being a devout Christian
Police and Firemen Caught Under Walls. I and a gentleman in every respect.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22.—This city is
the scene of an awful accident in which
the list of dead may reach one hundred.
Chief of department among those taken
LAW AT FAULT.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 21.—The laws
of the state of New Jersey were re-
The north wall of the leather factory sponsible for the loss of the lives of 25
~ ' girls in the factory fire here of a fort-
night ago. Such was the finding of a
coroner's jury today.
Although the jury recommended that
the general laws receive immediate and
drastric treatment, it was forced to
find that inasmuch as the state legisla-
ture had undertaken to prescribe the
duty of property owners, they were re-
lieved of all the liability at common
law, once they had complied with the
has just fallen, burying fifteen police-
men, who were at work in the ruins.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 22. —With a
dozen streams of water still playing
upon the smouldering ruins of the fire
that destroyed a block of Cincinnati's
manufacturing district early yesterday,
the recapitulation of the loss in life and
property shows that three men were
killed, six were injured, one perhaps
fatally, while the property damage is
BjmH SANTA FE EMPLOYEES.
J. D. Hamiltan, claim's attorney for
the Santa Fe railway company, has de-
signed a button for employees of the
road who work in shops, on tracks or on
or about trains. The button is a sug-
gestion that employees "Get the Safety
Mr. Hamilton says, statistics show
th^t seventy-five per cent of the rail-
road accidents are caused by careless-
ness, and his idea is that this little re-
minder will save many a man from
grief because every time one employe
"looks at another he sees the button
which warns him to "Get the Safety
An adjuster from Mr. Hamilton's of-
fice will start out at once distributing a
shipment of 35,000 buttons. They will
be distributed through the superintend-
ents and foremen.
WOULD REVISE POSTAL LAWS,
RT Of APPESLS OF OKLA.
By Judge Doyle.
Filed—December 20, 1910.
Bill Colbert, 1'laintiff in Error, vs. State
of Oklahoma, Defendant in Error.
1. Where an instruction given only
states the maximum term of imprison-
ment, and omits to state the minimum
or alternative punishment that may be
imposed. Held: That the judgement
and conviction must be reversed. —Re-
Washington, Dec. 19.— The reading
was begun in the house today of a bill
for the revision and codification of the
postal laws. This provides for a prac-
tical re-classification of the postal serv-
ice and for the appointment of a direc-
tor general of posts. The latter would
be a permanent government official,
being subject to dismissal fyr cause
only, and would be the practical mana-
ger of the entire post-office depart-
This would not dispense with the
cabinet position of postmaster general,
and the latter would be the real head
of the department, giving his attention
however, almost entirely to the broad-
er questions atfecting the department.
Bill Colbert, Plaintiff in Error, vs.
State of Oklahoma, Defendant in
1. Where there is nothing in the
record to show that an incompetent,
disqualified, or otherwise objectionable
juror was forced upon the defendant
this court will not consider assignments
of error based Upon the rulings of the
court upon a challenge for cause. •
2. Whether the defendant, at the
time the crime was committed was
from his drunken condition unable to
walk or get out of bed is a conclusion
to be drawn by the jury from all tne
evidence before them, and not a mat-
ter of individual opinion or belief of
3. Where the court or judge per-
mits the prosecuting attorney to in-
dorse the names of additional witness-
es for the prosecution on the indict-
ment or information at the trial of the
cause, it will not be held to be reversi-
ble error by the Criminal Court of Ap-
peals, unless it clearly appears that it
was prejudicial to the substantial
rights of the defendant.
4. An objection to the testimony of
a witness because his name is not en-
dorsed on the indictment, comes too late
after the witness has been sworn and
examined at length.
5. Where a verdict is clearly sus-
tained by the evidence, a new trial will
not be granted for slight inaccuracies
in the instructions.-Affirmed.
Appeal from the District court of
Pittsburg county.—Preslie B. Cole,
Bill Colbert was convicted of con-
E. PECK LEA ES STATE CAPITAL
The State Capitol Co. has leased its
job printing department and book
bindery to the Oklahoma Bank and
Office Supply company, of which
James E. Peck is president and man-
Mr. Frank Greer still retains the
Weekly and Daily State Capital, and
will devote his entire time to the paper
We wish the new firm success in their
NEWS IN GENERAL
The Express companies are making
it rather wearisome for the bootlegger.
When a man retires from a political
office it is usually with the assistance
of his constituents.
New Mexico loses Texas border fight,
which gives 000,000 acres of land to the
"Lone Star" stath.
When a man shoots off his mouth too
often in a Kansas City court the judge
has him gagged with a towel.
in a Hong-Kong cigar factory learn-
rs get only 4 cents a day, which is
gradually increased to 22 cents.
The Tonkawa News declares that
Tonkawa Indian squaws wore hobble
skirts long before Paris set the fash-
Governor Haskell will not interfere
with the hanging of John Hopkins, the
Lawton wife murderer, set for Decem-
The query is: "What was Lieutenant
Governor Bellamy doing with $1,600 on
his person during the night-time in Ok-
The state officials of Texas, are after
a population recount. They claim five
million people, but the census bureau
only gave the state a population of
something over three million.
Governor Haskell has been trying for
the past six months to hand Oklahoma
City a Christmas present of the state
capital, but a majority of the citizens
don't seem to appreciate the gift. It
is a hard matter to suit most people.
Shawnee offers $100,000 cash for the
first railroad to the northeast. This is
a line long needed here, and the Cham-
ber of Commerce Monday night voted
this amount of money for the purpose
of promoting the road or to give a
Alfalfa county, Oklahoma, was right-
ly named. Among the many stones
of riches gained from the sale of al-
falfa seed, the following from Chero-
kee, in Alfalfa county, must be given
a place: On a 40-acre field, 1. T. Gar- j
rison harvested a crop that averaged
ti bushels to the acre. This was sold
at $7.50 per bushel. Adding to this [
the value of three crops of hay that |
averaged a ton to the acre per cut- j
ting and sold for $10 per ton, the total'
income from that 40-acre patch was
$3,440. This means that the returns I
from this land for a single season \
amounted to $86 per acre, and at that
the price of both seed and hay was
rather below the average. —Shattuck
CITY IN BRIEF,
LAND SALE IS BIG.
Sapulpa, Okla., Dec. 19.—The sales
of unallotted Indian lands has already
passed the million mark by several
hundred, said Manager W. E. Briden-
stine of Muskogee, here Saturday
night. The sale was continued today,
when the Creek county lands were
offered. The Creek county offering is
7,000 acres, in 482 tracts, and includes
parcels in the oil field which will bring
a fancy price.
TRAINMEN MEET IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
Representatives of the conductors,
engineers, firemens and switchmens'
organizations, met in Oklahoma City
Wednesday in secret conference. They
refused to make public any action that
was taken, but it is understood the
legislature will be asked to pass a new
employers' liability law, to be framed
according to the trainmen's ideas, and
several important labor laws will be
The Guthrie correspondent to the
Wichita Eagle, is going into spasms
over the Ft. Smith & Western railroad,
because it is moving its headquarters
to Oklahoma City, all on account of
Guthrie citizens not giving up a $50,-
000 bonus to that road, which it had
forfeited. If this correspondent would
meet up with a railroad and a real
train, where they done business, he
would drop dead. The Ft. S. &.W.
will never, with the present equipment
and facilities they are trying to operate
Sunday is Christmas.
People buy from a merchant who ad-
The new fire automobile gets there
on the dot.
Guthrie now has three fire stations
Clean the city of the bill and waste
Several fine artistically display win-
dows in the city.
The Guthrie clerks will enjoy a holi-
day next Monday.
M. D. Lester, a brother of State
Printer Dillon C. Lester, died last week
at Hugo, Okla.
White, the jeweler, is enjoying an
excellent holiday trade. He carries an
ad in the Farmer and Laborer.
Insert an ad in your labor paper. A
few dollars spent in advertising your
wares will move them from your
The Mathis Bros., have opened up
a machine shop and auto garage in Odd
Fellows block. They are experienced
Don't try to monopolize all the busi-
ness but give your neighbor a show,
and thereby build up a city—instead of
a whistling post. •
' Benny Weinberger has opened up a
pawn shop and gents' furnishing store
in the room formerly occupied by the
Farmer and Laborer on West Harrison.
The "Society Circus" at the Brooks
opera house last week, was a decided
success, financially as well as pleasing.
The benefit was given for the home of
the orphans, and quite a neat sum was
The champion unique Christmas
present has been sent by the federal
jailer at Muskogee to his only daugh-
ter. It consists of a Winchester rifle
and 200 rounds of ammunition, intend-
ed for wolves.
The Guthrie correspondent for the
Oklahoman, and the Oklahoma city
correspondent for the State Capital,
are undoubtedly the greatest fake
writers that ever came down the ike.
what some people call a railroad, Bet They are dope fiends of the worst
1 12 WEST OKLAHOMA AVENUE
BUY YOUR GOODS AT A
We have about 500 pairs Ladies
and Children's Shoes that we
are closing out at Manufacturer's
Cost. You had better save a few
dollars by buying your shoes
here while the sale lasts.
One Price to all, and that Price
the Very Lowest for Good,
117 South First Street.
The man who treats you Right.
Why buy readymade clothing, when yon can get
your Suit or Overcoat at these prsces?
Satisfaction guaranteed. All of our CLOTHES
are UNION MADE.
Our Merchandise Is Better-Arid Cheaper.
P U T A P T R D IT0 A11Q17 through the immense purchasing
UIIL.nl Lll ULUnUuL power our big syndicate of stores
we are able to buy direct from the biggest mills and manu-
facturers, saving fully 20 to 25 per cent_on the prices of our
merchandise—consequently selling it ALWAYS FOR LESS.
we insist on everything complying
with our high standard of quality be-
fore it is accepted; hence you find only at this store mer-
chandise of the finest character; Wooloex Suits and Skirts,
American Lady. Warners, Nemo and Modart Corsets, Onyx
Hosiery, Queen Quality Shoes, etc,
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