The Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, December 23, 1910 Page: 4 of 4
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WhiteS Jewelry Store,
In Our New Location,
^o. 108 taM Oklahoma Avenue
Onr Block Cast oj the Old Stand.
I am making preparations for a large CHRISTMAS TRADE
with the Largest and Best Stock of
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Rings,
Cut Class, Silverware, Etc.,
In Oklahoma. My prices arc the Lowest.
White the Jeweler.
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Indianapolis. — Four propositions
have been submitted to the referen-
dum vote of the members of the Unit
ed Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Jolnen for action during the first
two weeks of this month at special
meetings of the various local unions
of the organization. The results of
the vote in locals must be sent to the
general secretary in this city, to be re-
ceived not later than December 24.
One !s the question as to whether the
Vnlted Brotherhood of Carp* nters and
Joiners shall affiliate with the union
label department of the American Fed
eration of Labor and pay a tax to that
department on members who are mill
and shop hands. Another question is
whether the organization shall estab-
lish a superannuation benefit old age
pension. The question of whether the
organization shall establish a defense
fund that will guarantee to memb< rs
on strike or lockout a strike pay of
not less than one dollar a day Is an-
other of those questions. At present
four dollars a week is paid The fund
for this purpose would be derived
from a percapita tax of five cents a
member each month The last pro-
posal is whether the codification com-
mittee of the organization shall strike
out the word "benefit" w herever it ap-
pears In the constitution and submit
the word "donation!" This might
seem an unimportant matter, but it is
recommended that the organization
may avoid conflict with the different
state Insurance laws.
New York.—The striking chauf-
feurs, at a meeting in the Utah house.
Twenty fifth street and Ftghth avr* ue,
voted to accept the last proposition
made by the taxicab companies which
they previously rej cted The propo-
sition has a clause by which the com-
panies agree not to discriminate
against union employes, and the
strikers look on this as virtual v a rec-
ognition of the union Before the vote
was taken a committee of 11 repre-
senting th*1 Ftrik« rs headed by Wil-
liam H Ashton, general organize of
the Brotherhood of Teamsters, an 1
accompanied by Colonel Reagan and
John J H. alfn of the state board of
mediation and a;b.tration, we'it to the
city hall and had a conference wi h
V \yor Gaynor. The proposition of the
employers was y n. over ;. <1 the
r iyor advised the representatives of
the st: il-ers to ac< j t it
Chicago.—The threatened loss to
the clothing trade owing to the strike
has aroused the Chicago Garment
Manufacturers' association to the ne-
c« >sity for extraordinary improve-
ments in conditions sin rounding the
b siness here. The 83 firms in the as-
sociation do a business of $40,000,-
000' a year, but the expense is very
great be cause of the factories are dis-
tribute d over a wide area. Plans
h ve been drawn by leading archi-
tects to centralize the trade and in
terest buyers in the sanitary condi-
tions here, which it Is said do not
exist in New York. It is proposed to
buy a site of 40 acres on Lake Michi
gin and erect factories, a library,
clubhouse, bathhouse, gymnasium, rec-
reation hall and hotel
Boston.—The Massachusetts Asso
elation lor Investigation of Industrial
Disputes has laid before the state leg
lslature the draft of a M l designed te
Indianapolis.—Frank Duffy, general
secretary of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners, with head-
quarters in this city, has been notified
of his ref lection as a member of the
board of managers of the National So-
< iety for the Promotion of Industrial
Education. His term is for 1911, 1912
and 1913. He is now serving an unex-
pired term of on« year on the board, prosperity of all the peopl*
The letter notifying him of his
election was from Edward H Heisn- r,
of New York, secretary of the society,
and it informed him that the re-elec-
tion was at the recent meeting of the
society at Boston The re-election has
been accepted by Mr. Duffy, who, in
his letter of acceptance, called atten-
A BRICKLAYcl. BISHOP.
Dr. Mclntyre of St. Paul a Unicm Member |
in Goad Standing.
"I believe in trade unions," said
Bishop Robert Mclntyre of St, I'aul
during a recent interview in New York.
Bishop Mclntyre is one of the strong
men of the Methodist Episcopal church.
! In St. Paul they call him ,-the fighting
Scotchman," because he attacks sin
wherever it shows its head. He had
I been asked what in his opinion was the
strongest power for good the labor un-
ion could exert in a time of strike.
"Christian charity and brotherly
love," he replied, with a smile. "It is
the strongest force in the world. It
| will do more to win battles, bring about
j justice and strengthen the arm of right
I than any other influence in the world.
"The labor unions are coming to see
| that more battles are won by moral
I force, accompanied by manly assertion
j'1 f rights and righteousness, than were
ever won in any other way. I am proud
to say I am a member in good standing
j of Masons and Bricklayers' Union No.
1, of St. Paul. I urge our m.nisters to
: join the unions, to work with iln m for
the improvement of the race through
the bettering of the condition of the
workingmen and working women and
"A country's prosperity depends up-
i on the sterling characi r of its produc-
ing classes. Upon the moral health of
the masses depends the happiness and j J
1 urge our
Prize Offers from Leading Manufacturers
Book on patents. "Hints to inventors." "Inventions needed."
"Why some inventors fail." Send rough sketch or model for
search of Patent Office records. Our Mr. Greeley was formerly.
Acting Commissioner of Patents, and as such had full charge of
the U. S. Patent Office.
Washington, T). C.
► ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ 4
Io those w ho Require Job
Work of any Kind
clergymen not only to join the unions,
but to march with them in their pa-
rades, to use the talents that God has
given them in the way of intellect and
brains to the advantage of the unions
and the working people, to be their
orators, their spiritual advisers, their
Such as Hill HfjidP, Ecttcr Heads, Envelopes,
in tact any kind of .lob I'rinting, you should eomuuin-
icau with u> before having your next job dent', l'mi
will find our prices the lowest, lirst class work and
quality considered. Prompt attention to all orders.
FARMER AND LABORER PUBLISHING CO.
GUTHRIE, OK LA.
tion to the fact that he has little time comforters in times of trial, of worry, I
at his disposal to devote to matters of hardship.
We are all wage earners. All the
outside of the carpenters' organiza-
tion, but that he is deeply Interested
in the matter of industrial education,
and will be glad to do anything in his
power to help along the work of tiie
Kansas City, Kan.—S. J. Keller,
superintendent for the Union Build-
ing Construction Company, is charged
with having violated the Kansas eight
hour la\s. The company had a force
of men working overtime on buildings
at the Kansas City. Kan., water works
plant last summer, but when com-
plaint was made by the Kansas labor
commissioner the company pleaded
that it was emergency work and
there was no prosecution. Recently,
the company began work on the build-
ings for the Kansas City. Mo., water
works at Quindaro and when it was
found the men were working over-
time the complaint was issued An
offer to plead guilty was not accepted
by the county prosecutor The case
will be held up until he can confer
with the labor commissioner.
Indianapolis —A meeting to effect a
P' rmanent organization of the state
building trades council, a temporary
- : ; ation of which was formed at
Lafay« tte during the convention of the
Indiana State Federation of Labor,
\n1.1 be held in this city December 19
to 21. The council is to be composed
ol local labor unions, district councils
and local building trades councils,
composed of nit mbers of the building
trades who are also affiliated, through
th°ir international, with the building
trades department of the American
!• deration of Labor. The state coun-
cil will be affiliated with the building
trades department of the American
Federation ol Labor, as are several
similar organizations in other states.
Berlin.—-.Minister of the Interior Del-
bruck of Germany states that from
1S9G to 1910 German w orkingmen's
wj ges have grown faster than the cost
ol living I'p to the climax of the
graat trust-making movement, say 15
years ago. this was the case also in
our own country It is the normal re-
s ,! ml the < ITi ap
ening of production by invention But
would any one have the hardihood to
assert that from 1806 to 1910 Ameri
can wages have continued to rise fast
er than the cost of living? They cer-
women in the world are our sisters; all I
the men in the world are our brothers. 0
We are all, black and white, red, brown Chief Justice — JESS £ J. DUNN.
and yellow, his children. o
"It is something to be proud of to be Associate Justices —S. W. Hayes,
a wage earner. You will remember
that the head of the ehureh was a wage
earner, and the only title that he claim-
ed among men was that of shepherd.
In his youth he was a carpenter.
"It is one of the sorrows of the age
that the workingmen have been drop-
ping away from the church, and the
church is to blame for it. Can any one
expect the workingmen to follow the
church blindly, expecting something
that it does not give? It is the duty of
the church to make the working classes
feel that ihey i ve in a church a firm
friend. Then we shall see the work-
ingmen coming back to it for comfort
and lor worship."
NEW RAILROAD FOR ARKANSAS.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 17. —The
Kansas City and Memphis railroad was
chartered here today. The capital is
$<5,000,000, and construction work will
be started at once. The road is to be-
gin at Rogers, Ark., with its terminal
at Memphis. Branches will extend
from the main line to Faulkner and
Little Rock, and from Rogers to Siloam
Springs and Eureka Springs, with
Wagner, Okla., as the ultimate termi-
The proposed railroad is 350 miles in
M. J, Kane, R. L. Williams, J,
On this day December 20, 1910, the
following motions and orders were
passed by the court:
2091 — St. L. & S. F. Ry. Co., vs. Anna
Posten. Motion to reconsider.
1968—Stonebraker-Zea Cattle Co., vs.
C. W.Jones. Motion to dismiss.
341—G. E. Rider, vs. E. A. Morgan.
Petition for rehearing. Leave
given to file petition for rehear-
ing; stay mandate; 10 days given
detendant in error to tile brief.
2076—Gracie Harrison, vs. E. S. Pen-
ney. Motion to correct record.
2104—David Lesser, vs. Fair Craig.
Motion to dismiss appeal. De-
2104—David Lesser, vs. Fair Craig.
Application to argue orally mo-
tion to dismiss appeal. Denied.
1967 —Stonebraker-Zea Cattle Co., vs.
Walter Hilton. Motion to dis-
529—\\ . J. Moon, vs. L. Pearl Moon.
Petition lor rehearing. Denied.
1915—F. W. Casner, vs. J. C. Smith.
Application for leave to argue
orally motion to dismiss. Denied.
Minneapolis.—James Lucas of Chi-
cago. one of the general organizers
f°r. ■'.iClf'CI'V'h^d of Painters and
I>rorators, is iiere for the purpose of
s<i'ing what* can be done to organize
the car painters. It is understood
that he wil .>'so investigate conditions
in St. Paul.
Paris.—Frcr. i couit decisions have
made it next to impossible to enforce
♦he prohibition of child labor at night,
according to the almost unanimous
testimony of the inspectors. The law-
governing the employment of children
in theatrical performances is also a
Milwaukee- At a mass meeting of
striking garment workers it was de-
cided to call a strike in all of ti e 22
shops In Milwaukee, where 3,000 work-
ers are employed. Workers in eight
shops are already out It is claim*"1
the Milwaukee garment workers are
underpaid compared with condition
in other cities Another meeting will
be held tomorrow.
San Francisco - The International
union has informed the San Francis-
co (Cal ) culinary unions that it will
aid financially the fight to exclude all
Asiatics in lo< al saloons and restau-
Indianapolis.—The convention ol tiie
t'nited Mine Workers of America will
be held at Columbus, O.. next January,
according to an announcement made
bj Prea ient T L. Lewis. When it
was found that it would be impossible
to get a hall in St Louis, which city
h«d been selected, the question was
left to the international executive
Rome.--In Italy the whole institu-
tion of factory inspection is of so re-
cent date and as yet so poorly or-
-cMR.- CO OHfcRA i I yfc UNION
OF GUTHRIE AND VICINITY.
President—J. P. Howell; First Vice
President—H. A. Kennedy; Second Vice
President—Dale Hall; Secretary-Treas-
urer—Edwin Ruthven; Sargeant-at-.
Arms—Albert Meyers. Council meets
every Tuesday night in Labor Hall
V isitors welcome.
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION. NO 587.
Pres't—George Dunnica; vice presi-
dent—Charles E. Morrison; recording
secretary—J. E. Brewer; secretary
treasurer—J. W. McGatlin; sergeant-
at-arms—Harry Loyd. Meets first Sun-
day in each month in Labor Hall, at
2:30 p. m., promt.
Carpenters and Joiners, No. 1886
President, J. F. Rodgers; vice presi-
kent, C.J. Rowel!; recording secretary,
10. M. Van lei pool; financial secretary,
J. H. Best; treasurer, Wm. lieim; con-
ductor, A. H. Norris, warden, George
Friedly; auditor, Bailey; trustee, Reece.
BAREJERS UNiON, No'. 38?.
T. H. Young, president; Ray Lowe
ice-president; O. F. Fowler, secretary.
L. Hidge, recorder; r. .f Armstrong,
ivasurer. Meets second and last Tu«-s
d.ty nights of each month In Labor Hall
3RICKL.AYERS AND MASON'S No. 4
•I. W. Brodii', president; George Tuttle
i e-presidclit; Charles lsound. financial
nd corresponding secretary, L'l n, vine
street; William Bledsoe, recording secr-
etary; uas .Ma(tliias. treasurer. Meet"
\ery Friday night at Labor Hall.
Guthrie Printing Pressmen's and As-
sistants Union No. 170 meets the first
Thursday of each month Howard Clark,
president; Harry Bay, vice president;
Al Ferdner, secretary-treasurer.
1972— Usage Land and Development Kani?ed ,ll!U " ma>' *>• said to he non-
FULTON CONTESTS ELECTION,
Elmer L. Fulton, defeated candidate
for congress from the Second Okla-
homa district, announced that he had
tiled a contest of the recent election
with the election committee of con-
gress. In his statement he claims that
negroes were allowed to vote illegal in
every county in the district, that the
vote in Oklahoma City was incorrectly
counted, and that the election laws of
the state were not complied with in
taluly. have not; and no "world-wide I districting the precincts.
tendency" theory can fit the United
States without fitting also Germany ctatcs a««i«t ut ccpb tadv
and England ol Alt J ASSISTANT SECRtTARY
Washington.—Secretary Thomas F. Ben F. Harrison, secretary of state-
Tracy of the union label trades de- elect has appointed H. L. Harrelf of
aid in the peaceable settlement of la partment of the American Federation Oklahoma City assistant secretary of
bor strikes The measure applies the of Labor, is sending to all labor bod-
the law now in force in Canada te lM in the country Mb circular asking
Massachusetts, and further provides j assistance for the Gove Workers' In
that the i t e it boarfl of arbitration ter'national union It is requested
and conciliation thall be replaced by
a Btate board of labor, with the ob
Ject of "aiding in securing industrial
peace" through investigation, and arbl
t ration. The bill makes It unlawful
for employers to lock out or for em
p'Oyees to strike before an inv
tlon -of ili i la made 1 y th
# state board of labor.
Hell. !ou?4yti < Italian laborers
numbering one hundred, went on
strike. They claim they were prom
ised transportation °from Cleveland
and free house rent ai.4 that these
expenses were subtracted^from their
first pay envelope by Contractor Me
Dowels of Cleveland, who is in charge
of the work.
San Francisco—The Granite Cut
ters' union and the Marble Cutte V
and Stone#Cutters' union have or
ganized a district council yt stoue
trades for San Franci.-co. Cal
Chicago.—Negotiations lor a new
wage scale and working conditions
affacting 75*000 oooductors, t alum t
and baggagemen on Go western rail
roads has been resumed.
London —In Britain there are no
fewer than 278 conciliation boards In
I that trade unionists insist on union-
made gloves when pmr^a ing in tim
way thf union g t>\ . workers c ;ui per-
iod their organization.
| Tampa, Fla.—Suit was filed against
[the city of Tampa by the trustees of
[tile Central Trades and Labor assem-
bly for 120,000 dan.ages It is alleged
(hat the assembly has suffered to this
x ent th« closing of the Labor
temple for three weeks to prevent
gatherings during tlie tobdooo work-
ers strike and by damages •done to
the lurniture and the loss oio valu-
able papers. *
Nan York -At a tuwng of repre-
sentatives of the Actors' National Pro-
tective union and tin White Hats of
America, an amalgamation of the two
bodies was effected under the new
titie—White^Kats I'nion of America
The consolidated union will be char-
tered by the Ann rican Federation of
San Francisco — Tha Women's
i'nion Label League of San Francisco,
i 'al , has decided to urge the next
legislature to enact a law providing
lor an eight-hour work day for women
and children wage workers and to
urge the passage of a city ordinance
state, effective with the former's in-
duction into office.
Mr. Harrell is a native of Poteau,
Another appointee of the new secre-
tary is Jack Richards, a reporter on
the Oklahoma City Times.
Co., etal., vs. State of Oklah
ma, et al. Stipulation to consoli-
date cases, No.s iyti9, 1U70, ly"l,
and 1972. Allowed.
1700-D. W. Dendall, vs. M. T. Day.
Stipulated that plaintiff in error
have to Dec. 15, 1910, to amend,
settle and sign case-made, and
that defendant in error have to
Jan. 15, 1911, to tile briefs. Al-
2094— B. F. VanDyke, et al., vs. L. H.
Davenport. Motion to advance.
2037—Sarah Wynn, vs. P. M. West.
Motion to dismiss appeal. De-
1634—Earl M. Kennedy, vs. Pawnee
Trust Co., et al. Motion to dis-
miss appeal. Denied.
1972—Osage Land and Development
Co., et al., vs. State of Oklaho-
ma, et al. Stipulated that ap-
pellants in cases No.s 1972, 1971,
1970 and 19G9, have (50 days ad-
ditional time to iile briefs. Al-
2116—Farmers & Merchants National
Bank, vs. School District No. 56.
Motion of plaintiff in error for
extension of time for plaintiff in
error to Iile briefs, to March 1,
2006—Oscar Markham, vs. Lee Dufger.
MAN BLOWN 300 FEET IN AIR.
Atoka, Okla., Dec. 17,-Wallace
Haynes was blown 3(MJ feet in the air
and killed, Ad .Mni Crawford danger-
luirt yesterday jnornlng, w hen
more than 71H> casks of powder in the
ato4kroqp of a coal mining company
exploiieil while Haynes was in the
building. The cause is not known.
existent throughout a large part of
Bessemer. Mich.—Five hundred
men were laid off the first of the
month at the several steel trust mines
at Iron wood. The fcroup controlled by
the trust Includes the Norrle, East
N'crrie, Aurora and Pabst. Reports
have it that New Year's will see a
Btlll greater reduction In forces and
only men of families will be kept «t
Washington.—Child labor laws
abroad are in many essential re-
jects poorly enforced, and the penal-
ties imposed for violations are ridicu-
lously small and of practically no
New York.—East side bank
Vitnna, Austria.—The total receipts
of the Austrian unions In 1909 amount-
ed to $1,770,340, and the total expen-
dlture to Si.«i;> 640 the corresponding
figures tor 190.n b ng Jl,844.990 and
$ 1,650,965, respectively.
San Francisco. 1'ht waiters' union
reported at its last meeting that it hag
1,2^0 members on its roster, making it
the largest union of that craft In tha
| I'nitcd States
^ l.ouls. State Labor Commission.
■ i i :;s
119 West Harrison Avenue.
CROFT & RITTERBUSCH
I0(i West Harrison Avenue.
I nion Made ( i^ars
('ome in and tis,
We will treat \ on ri ht.
FOR THE BEST
Cigars and Tobacco's
AT THE TURF
Biiliards and Pool,
Come in and enjoy a
nice quiet game of pool
li. J. HKADLKY, I'
Stipulated that defendant invar- er Joseph C Jtliier dt votes
h.'TI'll'w'l'i '■ lW1' -l" th,J Red ""(,k 01 1910 10 Ih# revival
-N. V. Bilby, vs. Thomas Gin & turT ^ ',"iUS,r-V 1,1 M1#*.
SSSR. Smtzm £Si j
from Dec. 14,1910,«o tile brief; u4nm s ,n Nottingham earn on t:ie
defendant in erro rl20 days from lV0fa8e $12 .. i a week, while their as-
Dee. 14, 1910, to tile briefs. Al- b tants average only from $|.S0 to $t.
lowed. . m Ottawa, I^nada.- The Trail.IS uni
-Western Union Tel.* Co., vs. ' '•n')nr congress of Canada has g ne
Sights A Jwgen.iiin. Sti|,ulat<*ri i rn record as opposed U> long hours, fo-
that defendant in error have tin nardllss of th<< rate f pa\
days from Dec S, 1910, to tile
ASSISTANT STATE AUDITOR,
State Auditor-elect Meyer has ap-
ixflnted 1)1. .1. T. ffullard, until recent-
ly of ShuttuA, and formerly of Sa; re,
assistant state auditor. Earl M.
Keyes, who has been second assistant
secretary of state under the present
admininistration, will be Mr. Meyer's
1728—Lawton Pressed Brick & Tile Co.,
et al., vs. lin.se-Kellar Tripple
Pressure Brick Machine Co., et
al. Application of plaintiffs in
error for HI days extension of
time to tile_ briefs. Allowed.
-1 1 Joseph Boulanj;er, vs. Mnilifnd
Valley Mercantile Co. Stipula-
ted that plaintiff in error have to
Jan. lti, 1911, to file briefs. Al-
"Have you ever been on
after b;g «am Mr I'ufTer?"
"Oh. many a time aiid oft. Miss Pip.
"How does- It look to
b man up a
Don't be afraid of the eagle on thf
American dollar. Give him room to
To Prevent Vibration.
The Hnden State Hallwnvs after
Investigation, decided that the hear.
1964-Frank Buck, vs. K. W. Dick, '"K of locomotive englners Is affected
Warden. Motion of respondent by vibrations of the engine eommnnl.
^dulS' lime'^S^^hni'^i ihp "oor *Mch th.
One Of the best Billiard and Pool
Halls in the city of (>utKrie. Centrally
located in the business portion of the
city and on one of the leading business
streets. Now netting i^out $15(1.00
per month. Good reasons for selling.
Everything in first-class shape and an
elegant stocks of cigars and tobaccos
Address, or call on
1 at un i and Laborer, 208 W. Harrison
0 for tenia and particulars.
REUBEN RUSSELL MURDERED."
lieu ben Russell, who lived on a rent-
<*i I arm two miles south of Guthrie,
was shot in his own door on last Sat-
urday evening. He had just returned
from the city where he had marketed a
bale of cotton. He had $39.90, in his
pocket, which was taken by the asssas
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