The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 3, 1909 Page: 4 of 10
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OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIT
a vlean, conservative, independent,
non-partisan newspaper for
Published weekly by the
LABOR UNIT PUBLISHING CO.
Wm. Prahl P*™-
Howard M. Cfestor Sec-Treas.
436 Bassett Bldg.
Entered at the Oklahoma City, Ok-
lahoma, Postofflce, as tecond class
mall under the Act of March «'l, 1879.
(Payable in advance.)
One year 11.00
Six months 50
Three months 2.~
Regular contract and flat rates for ad-
vertising on application.
^.TRADES] iJA™ [COUNCIL
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909.
The merchant who does not
advertise at all may or may tiot
be your friend, fellow worker,
but it is a foregone conclusion
that he who liberally patronizes
the columns of all other papers
and refuse* to advertise in your
paper, is not looking for the
working man's patronage, does
not wish it, and is not desir«
ious of your friendship.
You will find those who ad'
vertlse in these columns are
worthy of your every consider-
ation, for we fchall use every
precaution to protect your In-
When you patronize the man
who advertises in your paper
see that he knows where you
saw the advertisement You will
lind this a benefit to you as
well as to the paper.
stagnation with hundreds of thous-
ands of workers unemployed, and yet
with no substantial reduction in
wages mud*- anywhere among the
union men. Even the unorganized
have suffered less Beverly in this re-
spect on account of the uacorop romia
ing stand taken by the union.
When it Is borne in mind that dur-
ing this period the workers were also
b<set by the malignant attacks of Van
Cleave and his satellite's who boast-
ed the creation of a war fund of a
million and a half dollars to crush out
not only the organized labor move-
ment but to Intimidate all the work-
ers. Our movement was persecuted
with all the power that such an
aggr egation could bring, it exhibited
all the prejudice', bigotry, IgnortXKO,
and antagonist so characteristic of
the uniformed and raptoious. It is a
remarkable testimony to the virility
of our movement and the intelligence
of our men, that tho labor movement
has net only survived these attacks
but shows more vitality and hope
than ever before.
The turn in the tide of the labor
movement has sL*t in. and it behooves
every man of labor to gird on his arm.
or and do a yoeman work in the or-
ganizing of the yet unorganized, to go
among the tollers and preach the gos-
pel of united action, to make our un-
ion.* attractive, not only to the organ-
ized. but also to the unorganised, to
have them understand the magnificent
results already achieved in the inter-
est of all labor, l^et our men of la-
bor brings to the attention the wrong.}
endured and the rights yet to be
achieved. Let every effort be made
to establish a shorter workday—the
'eight hour day—and make it universal,
for higher wages and better homes,
better factory conditions, better and
higher standards of life in every di-
rection. It is now the imperative duty
of every union man and sympathizer
with the cause of labor to redouble
his energy, loyalty, and devotion for
the great caus<e of the human uplift.
This in memory of the sacrifices and
achievements of those who have gone
before us in the cause of labor and for
the millions yet unborn who will profit
by every improvement and advance in
conditions made iu our time—the
touchstone of our achievement being
organization, fraternity, solidarty, and
KNIGHT, BECK &. CO.
The Home of Union ClothinQ, Fur-
nishing and Shoes.
11 Main Street.
DRY GOODS FIRMS.
KERR DRY GOODS CO., INC.
226-228 W. Main.
Ladies' Garments Exclusively.
THE MELLON CO.
Importers and Retailers Fine Dry
Goods and Accessories. The store
of Quality, Fashion and Moderate
• FRANTZ HAT CO.
Makers of Union Label Hats.
6 South Harvey.
J. W. JENKINS A. SONS MUSIC CO.
223 W. Main.
Buy a Victor or Edison Phonograph.
One Dollar Per Week.
MYSER CHINA & GLASS CO.
116 Main 8t.
Wholesale and Retail. Our Goods are
all Union Made. The best china
store in the west.
Get to Trading at
HENRY BRIDGES* STORE.
127 W. Grand.
Clothing, Shoes, Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Caps, Etc.
COLUMBIA BANK «t TRUST CO.
135 W. Main St.
Largest Bank in Oklahoma. Under
LARIMORE HARDWARE CO.
Corner Grand and Broadway.
Garden Hose and Lawn Mowers.
N. S. SHERMAN,
Machine and Iron Works, Engineers,
18-36 East Main Ct.
THE BARTELDES SEED CO.
Oklahoma Seed House.
Office and Warehouse
627 and 629 West Main St.
MILLER & COMPANY.
The swellest and most up-to-date line
in the city.
230 West Grand Avenue.
1 Phone Black 2945 3 N. Robinson.
Phone PBX 81.
THE RED BALL TRANSFER AND
131-133 West 1st St.
They move anything.
Does the present trouble indicate
that the Oklahoman Huilding is to be
constructed by unfair labor? Is it not
a fact that Hoy Stafford or Mr. (Jay-
lord, either could have prevented this
class of labor from doing the work
had they been desirous of doing so?
SIDNEY L. BROCK DRY GOODS CO.
213-215 W. Main.
A Dependable Line of Dry Goods, No-
tions and Snoes.
THE HERSKOWITZ STORE
High Class Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,
Shoes and Ready-to-Wear
Goodfi for Ladies and
Croner Broadway and Grand Ave.
THE LION STORE,
The Sunlight Store. The Coolest
Store and the Store that Saves
Broadway and Grand.
MILLER TRUNK MFG. CO.
130 W. Grand.
Trunkp, Bags, Suit Cases, Leather
Goods and Repairing.
You can always
It is a hard matter to inject intelli-
gence and a sense of Justice into the
brain of an ignorant man, such 1s the
ease in the present trouble the Jour-
neyman is having with the Master
Plumber. (Notice the absence of
LABORS' BRIGHTER HORIZON.
By Samuel Gompers.
Just before leaving the United
States on a Luropean trip directed by
the American Federation of Labor
convention, it may not be amiss to
call attention to the fact that there
is evidence that the Bell in the pro-
gress of the Labor movement of our
country, caused by months of business
depression, is nearly ovor and that an
improvement in thes ituation is at
hand. The labor organizations report
a growing membership and unions are
being organized all along the line,
and better than all, the spirit of the
men of labor has revived. The sig-
nificant victory of the street railway
mi n of Philadelphia i3 encouraging.
The concessions of the employing
batters in Danbury, Conn., after their
stubborn opposition to the union, po/
lends a glorious ending to that .jreat
and long drawn out contest. In
Rochester, N. Y., the carpenters have
been succesful in their struggle; else
where throughout tho country the I
workers evince the greatest actvity
and Interest in promoting not only
their own progress and welfare, but
that of tho whole people.
When the financial panic occurred
in October, 1907, aand industrial stag-
nation followed, the American labor
movement was confronted with one
of the Most menacing situations
which had ever been presented to the
workers. The old time policy of
wage reduction as a way out of the
panic stared the workers in the face.
They declared this time with emph-
asis and reiterated it from time to
time, that under no circumstances
would they consent to wage reduct
ions; that even though they lost in
such a contest they would rather re-
sist and lose than tamely accept a
reduction of wages. Labor maintain-
ed an attitude of mind and pupose
which had its beneficent influence not
only upon the workers but upon the
captains of industry, and it is to the
lasting crediit of the labor movement
of our country that we have passed
through this entire period of more
than a year and a half of industrial
The Oklahoma City CJas and Elec-
tric Company is asking the voters of
the city to grant them extensions on
their present franchise and it is to be
determined by ballot Tuesday, July ti.
In order that the citizens of Oklahoma
Cty may thoroughly be versed on the
question and in order that they can
vote intelligently upon the issue the
Oklahoma City Gas and Electric Com-
pany has been carrying on an exten-
sive advertising: campaign through the
newspapers of our city. If the public
has taken advantage of the informa-
tion thus given, they can readily see
that it s the honest desire of this com-
pany that every phase of their re-
quest be thoronghly understood and
that no unfair methods have been em-
ployed to mislead the people. In fact,
the Gas Company have taken the pub-
lic into their confidence and have
shown that In order to cotinue their
extensive plans as laid out, which
means the expenditure of over 600,-
000.00 in the city they must have a
re-arrangement of their present fran-
Oklahoma City is growing more rap-
idly perhaps than any city in the Unit-
ed States and the public utility com-|
panles have been compelled to spend
vast sums of money In order to keep
pace with the progress of the city.
The improvements planned by the
Oklahoma City Gas and lectrlc Com-
pany provided they can obtain their
amended franchise means much to the
workingmen of our city as a great por-
tion of the money expended will re-
vert to labor. Therefore, In view of
the fact, that the Gas Company be-
ing tru? friend* to the cause of organ-
ized labor, it is the duty of all of us
to not only assist them by voting "yes"
on the franchise but to use all hon-|
orable means to gain the support of
our friends for the issue before us
next Tuesday. It is the |>ollcy of organ-
ized labor to support our friends and i
in this instance a favorable vote for
the franchise of the Oklahoma Gas & j
Electric Company is not only of untold j
benefit to our entire citizenship but
also one of justice to our friends.
it of CVistferfZs
J Largest and most complete drug
I Stock in southwest. Phones PBX 77.
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Win-
dow Glass and Wall Paper.
111 Main St.
Phone 3817. 10 N. Broadway.
ROSENTHAL <i. HARRIS
Will furnish ycur home a little better
and a little cheaper.
218-220 N. Bwy. Phone 1550.
R. H. DRENNAN,
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash Doors,
Mouldings, Lime and Cement.
100 East Main St. Phone Main 182.
For the Best Tea and Coffee,
PHONE MAIN 10.
ORIENTAL TEA CO.
No. 311 N. Robinson.
Jewelers and Opticians.
133 Main St.
Watch and Jewelry repairing a spe-
214 and 216 West Main St.
THREE BIG FLOORS.
We handle a full line straight Gas,
Combination and Electric Fixtures.
THE INCANDESCENT LIHGT &
23 So. Robinson. Phone 3120.
SPIVEY AND McGILL
FURNITURE AND HARDWARE
i Before buying Furniture or Stoves
get our prices.
Phone Red 1624 16-18 S. arvey.
New and Secand Hand Furniture.
Stoves and Hardware.
Phone 859. Cor. Harvey and Calif.
Everything in Drugs.
Phone 165 Cor. Robinson and Ca..
The Mitscher-Leach Co.
WE SELL FOR LESS.
OKLAHOMA CITY HAT WORKS.
Manufacturers of Fine Hats.
Hats Cleaned, Blocked and Retrimmed
5-7-9 S. Robinson.
ARTHUR F. BARNES
Umbrellas re-covered, $1.00 and up.
Lawn Mowers Sharpened. Keys made
Baby Buggies re-tired. Skates repair*
er. We repair everything. Our lo-
\ cation is a saving to you. Give us a
I trial. 318 W. Grand.
f Ko-Cin-Ko I
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PAIR AND UNFAIR
Frank MatUon, 305 North Broad-
way, phono 3192.
Wm. T. Black, 20 West Main St..
J. M. Rice, 20 West Main St.
New State Paint Co., 305 West Cal „
j A. M. Hughes Paint and Paper Co.,
| 20 W. Main, Phone 20.4
Harsin & Woodress, 111 Wost Mair>
Thompson Bros., 20 West Main St.,
O. K. Paint & Paper Co., 401 We*-
Main., phone 1227.
Roach Bros. ,201 West Oran.1 Ave.
E. H. Stanton, 7 West 5th. St.
Royalty & Simpson. Ill Wen Main-
Joe Reeme, 111 West Main., phone
H. E. Thurston, 14 East 3rJ St.
E. E. Uuiier, 111 West Main.
Fred J. Bosch, 1142 North Broad-
way, phone 4325.
V. J. Hansen, 20 West Main St.
Bell Sign Shop, phone 3105, 103 W.
Forgey Sign Shop, 201 1-2 West
Main, phone 1157.
W. A. Anderson, 1317 Wes: 3"i St.
The Craft Shop Co., Mrs. M. P. An-
derson, 727 East Gth S'.. phone 3S3U.
Ed L. Smith, 917 West 10th St.
T. F. Applegate, SOS West Grand
D. Aughlnbauga, 912 West 31st.
Wm J. Bittmar.
O. M. Pettygrew.
Wilcox and Lindorfer.
Clark Leopoldt Sign Shop.
The Walker Sign Co.
Guinn & Pollard.
Fair Plumbing Shops
THE SCOTT DRUG CO.
Prescription Druggists. Phone Main
76. No. 200 Main St., Oklahoma City.
E. H. ABINGTON.
Quality Drug Store.
First and Broadway. Phone us your
orders. Phone PBX 15.
POPE SHOE CO.
Feet Fitters and Selers of
UNION MADE SHOES.
To Ladies and Gentleman. Wants
to be your tailor.
128 W. 2nd. St. Phone 4608.
CROSBY'S CENTRAL PHARMACY.
The A. D. S. Store.
Phone 296. No. 25 Bdwy. Okla. City.
LLOYD & THOMAS.
Crescent Grocery and Meat Market.
207 Main St. Both Phones 114.
BRES-HUBBELL DRUG CO.
Everything in drugs. Free delivery.
Phone 1659. 102 W. Grand Ave.
W. W.| Long G. M. Thompson.
DELONG & THOMPSON
We sell Farms, City Property and
Loan Money at low rates.
Business is still on the inerease
with local Union No. 456 I. B. E. W.
having t.Jccn six new members in
the last two meetings, with many
applications being investigated.
Bro. E. H. Mead has been elected
business agc?nt to succeed Bro. Phil
Electrical work is good, and all
members are working.
Local 456 Electrical Workers have
adopted a label that will be attached
to all work dons by union Electric-
ians in the city. This will be the
means of dissignating the work that
is dene by fair and unfair men.
Sullivan & Sullivan.
McGee & Gordon.
J. Morris <& Co.
W. A. Rodwell.
Baumbaugh & Flannigan.
Edgar & Ewart.
Rice & Boismer.
Incandescent Light & Supply Co.
Harrel & Anderson.
Smith & Tull.
Fair Electrical Firms
The following have agreed to the
| new working rules.
C. B. Dillingham.
Wm. H. Smith Elec. Co.
Bell Electric Co.
Standard Electric Co.
B. & H. Electric Coo.
Geo. L. Sayles Elec. Co.
Squires Elec. Co.
K. C. Electric Co.
I W. A. Corrao Elec. Co.
BREWER DRUG CO.
First & Robinson Sts.
Sanitary Fountain, "CLEAN" No
charge for delivery. Phone Main 184
Goodner Bros., Props.
Phone us your orders. Everything to
be found In an up to date drug
Store. No charge for delivery.
15 South Broadway.
OKLAHOMA STATE BANK
109 Grand Ave.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
Capital and Surplus $310,000.
Oldest and Largest Bank in the City.
FIRST STATE BANK.
Largest State Bank in Oklahoma. De-
posits protected by Depositors' Guar-
antee Fund of the State. 200 Stock-
holders. C. F. Colcord, President; Fred
Sutton, Cashier. Main & Robirson, Lee
Fred Sutton, Cashier.
Main & Robinson. Lee Bldg.
Uses His Entire Efforts in the Em-
ployment of Non-Union Libor.
When the improvements of rds 3tore
on Main street were in contemplation
Mr. Brock was approached by Busi-
ness Agent Travlor. of the Building
Trades Council in regard to the em-
ployment of union labor on the work
Mr. Brock informed Mr. Traylor that
it war his desire to use union men
throughout and that he was also se-
riously considering the letting of the
work by the day in order that he
could use union labor. How diffeient
ha? been the result. Instead rf unVn
' ib- r Wing put on the work, Mr.
has let the contract to partic*
jthat have placed non-union men on
the work entirely and such a condi-
tion exists at the present time,
i We are surprised at this action on
the part of Mr. Brook inasmuch as
, lie is one of Oklahoma City's most
j prominent business men and should
at least have been liberal enough to
employ our home people in his work
I as his success has been established
I through his business transactions
|with the working people of our city.
CITY STATE BANK.
228 W. Main.
Savings Accounts Solicited.
HOUSEL BARRON SHOE CO.
210 Main St. Home of good Shoes.
PIERSOL THE SHOE MAN,
119 Main St.
DYERS AND CLEANERS.
DRY CLEANING WORKS.
EXCELSIOR DRY CLEANING AND
Suits Pressed, 50c. Work Called For
and Delivered. 420 N. Bdwy. Phone
ROGERS' CAFE &. LUNCH ROOM,
j An ideal place for ladies and gentle-
men. 17 N. Broadway. C. C. Rogers,
Best Tea, Coffee, Spices and Extracts.
Phone 699. Est. 1888. 120 N. Robin.
THE MANHATTAN clGAR CO.
N. W. Cor. rGand & Bdwy.
' Chas. Fredrlcki, Mgr. City.
For all Members of the Family from
the Youngest to the Eldest : : :
How pleasant it is to have the entire family out on the porch and lawn
after a long hot day spent in the house or at work. Do not drag the
good furniture out of doors, to mar and damage it, but buy something
adopted to out of door use. €| Let us show you what we have in these lines.
Good Splint Back and Bottom Hard White Maple Settee Rockers - $7.50
The Settee without Rockers - - - $6.50
Large Size Single Rockers - - $4.00
Medium Size Single Rockers - - - - -$3.50
Come in and open an account with us. On $20.00 worth of goods you
may pay $2.00 down and $ 1.00 per week.
8 and I 0
Doc & Bill
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