The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 23, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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ttoa fcoThe fact that the records snow ®
■ hut k only Noted fur them after oi
[KMtU them wllh nil the ability
• * , i... 0,.u/ thev were
>oo 0©oooo«teeoo«u©oQ©© ooo©©«o®g :
'F™ISm5YOU-M^KRGODD TO FORGIVE YOU. °
Wlien you find a man working (or the success of your union.
always make ,1 a pom. to abuse and v,My h.. character Grt .M the
other'member, you poss.bly can to as.-.st you. Tell ev«!^* y°"
know that he is "looking lor tie best of it; that he .. outfor t
•lull " If you find him present at e\ery meeting making his report
from the central body or the building trades council. lways v<*e
against his recommendations. Criticize his work and put himI down
as a "fakir." No matter how much he neglects his wife and lam
ily at night attending to your business and working in your interest, when
poMag them ma 1 , f enls h|s b,U for car fare and expenses get all your friends to
to me la «. a'"1 ln .*:j, support your motion to "lay ti e bill on the table. J y persuasion
"miction ' all "'.ontlon to thai , ^ umen( he 5ecur„ |he city work on public buildings for union
eetto« Of the .vs.. u Ions < ■ ;• . , tr|| ,,(1 your friends he is a politician and selling you out to the
I Continued from Pag® 1 )
ml laborer®, we call especial alter
• *1— —cordi iho* j
characterizes hln duplicity In "inner-
tlon wllh the graduated land1 tax hi
u-urr bill, telegraphers bill, full .jt
,-r, w bill, child labor bill, eight hour
U,ll the hill known iib Ma and 81b
relative to labor department, and lib ■.<:>
onoosUloti as well as his underhand
w rk to prartlciilly all legislation pro- i;.
*",V l behalf Of I he ..gricultun 11
imd laboring masses. shows
sivelj that he was a repeaentatlvc
ike corporations. .
"Kesolveil, further, that sin c II has
always been the policy of tin State
Federation or Labor to Bupimrt lti
we deem it of even 1
m!mnMmiVtan.'■ that w'Vvi'm!""
the conduct of surli men an Will am
.. i... i. tinu' iiM at 11 '
'"gangif'he'sp'ends six or eight Sundays preparing a scale of wages
for your union, and he presents a written report thai you "j"1'1"*
write and l is report is adopted, get all your friends lo holler that he
i, a tool of the bosses. If l e favors meeting the employers in a con-
(iliatory spirit and by intelligence and common sense (that you never
had) converts tl.em lo bis way of ti inking, put him down as an old
• *' cannot defeat him any other way. and he
woman and a scab. If you
happens to work in the same
!ak"d to*for governor on
rratio ticket, and ttiai our 1,1,1
i. hereby pledged to bis defeat In
the coming primary election, and we
earnestly solicit the c^operu on of
..II fait miinie.1 men who bel ove
the rule of the people. We also cm
mspedal attention to the conrluslo I
the said Ardmore resolution whit h
state, that the laboring people iv
gard any organization or party whirl,
coatinues to boost Mr. Murray as an
enemy of the masses of Oklahoma,
and that we cannot render l.ini out
support under any circumstances.
"Whereas, Information has been re-
ceived by the Executive Hoard of the
to the etTc
mr s.line shop with you, rump him if you can, tell
the 'foreman or the boss that he is killing lime; that he can not hold
his end UP with you. and is no mechanic; no matter how his family
may sillier, have lum discharged. 1 hen go home and if you have
children of your own look in their innocent faces and ask the good
God lo forgive you for your work.—Stone C ulters Journal.
You Kave good money if you lake advantage of our
gpmi.Annual Clearance Sale
$15 00 $18.00 $20.00 $22.50 $25.00 $27.50 $30.00 $35.00
Sails Suits Suits Suits Suits Suits Su.ts Su.ts
$11.25 $13.50 $15.00 $16.85 $18.75 $18.75 $22.50 $26.25
What this country needs from the
church today Is a gospel aimed at
American sin and not the sins of the
State Federation of Labor property of any pers
feet that Messrs. Mcliulre, rt,fuginK to comply «
(Continued from Page 1.)
6. Anti-Injunction law.
7. Employers' liability law.
K. Government by enacted law only.
9. Abolition of the fee By stem in
all state courts.
Id. State to have the right to seize
rson or corporation
I KEY IS SWEEPING
FAIR PAINT CONTRACTORS.
305 North Broad-
R. A. Bennett.
way, phone 3192.
Will. T. Black, 310 W. Grand, phone
J. M. Rice, 20 West Main St. j
New State l*alnt Co., 305 West Cal., j
ipct to the will of democr
THE OKLAHOMA BOOK COMPANY Oklahonia has a chance to get
PLAYING SAFE • . t.ourttge, ability and Judicial St.
in that office by voting for Mr. Thompson Bros
thing is evident in tne The State has ,n enonnour. O. K. Paint & aper Co., t>t_ an.
Harsin & Woodress, 111 West Main
20 West Main St.,
pen put to enormous
Oklahoma Cty. Okla.. July 20-0ne j fiance inUjat omc
vulng is evident in the present nu t f^e glttte has be^.. t , -
for State Superintendent—and that i* xm>118(, and not only lost heavy court i Harrison. „ ,
th,. fact that the oklahoma Book Con. i,. will pay heavy Roach Bros.. West Grand Av<
,nv is playing safe by doing all in ts for years, running K. li Stanton, . West 6th ^t.
power to nominate both a uemocratu; j millions, to the railroads, in j _ Royalty & Simpson, 111 West Mai
Morgan and Creager, congressn.en n S(ale to defray all expenses of
in.Ill Oklahoma, did, during the last |hi, (U,feIlge criminal cases
session of the United States Congress, i 12 ,.OW).r t0 declare laws unconsli-
oppose every measure having for H tutlonnl to remain with the elec tors
puriMise the betterment of labor con | ,M1(l to j,,, exercised by referendum
"Whereas, their attitude
rrrai'e to tlie amendment to the Sun
dry Civil Bill has proven conclusively
tkmt they would prosecute labor and
farmers' unions as trusts, even though
these organizations arc an economic
uecessity since capital is so thorough
Iy organized; and they have shown
13. Six months' residence In tlie
state necessary lo qualify as an elec
and a republican candidate Tor the of
tire Rev. Cameron and J. K. Dyche
I it Mosely, who owns the controlling
interest in'the Oklahoma Hook Com-
itiiny was Itev. Canierou s managei
and financial backer ill his first race
for State Superintendent, and in re
turn for these services the Oklahoma
Hook Company has been given the
exclusive right of all sales lor all |
text -books used ill the public schools
of the state. The more books the
Into the • .
increased passenger and
charges, because the present Attorn. >
General had not the energy, courage
and ability to gather the eWdence,
available against the corporations,
showing their earnings and actual^val-
uations. it is not so much Judge
Hook s bias in favor of the ri,ilr°a<^
West's failure to make his case in
ourt If the Standard Oil was wrong
,7.-> 0«n worth, it was wrong in toto,
mil should have been held fully re-
Joe Reerae, 111 West Main, phone
1142 North Broad-
Fred J. Bosch
way, phone 4325.
V. J. Hansen, 20 West Main St.
Bell Sign Sop, phone S1U5.
Fogey Sign Shop, 10-1214 Kast
Fifth phone 1157.
Thos. Cusak Co.
The l raft Shop Co., Mrs. M. I
Anderson, 727 East tith St., phone
that they do not consider that lalio.
lias a right lo organize Into legitimate
the more books
EXPECTS TO SECURE
UNION WAGE SCALE SHOULD BE
MODEL FOR ALL MUNICI-
The city council of Krebs. Okla
lately adopted an ordinance that plain
ly emphasizes the political power oi
organized labor in this part of th.
The new law tixes a minimum w;i:.
of not less than $2 a day, which shall
be paid laborers employed by the city
and provides that 8 hours shall eon
stitute a day's work. The ordinate.•
further states that all mechanics, or
other skilled workmen, shall be pa:il
the usual wages In that vicinity, anil
the wage scales of the unions slu-M
constitute prima facie evideace o-
what is the prevailing wages ia ea. li
of the crafts so organized. All con
tractors and subcontractors, doing
work for the city, shall be governed
ity ordinance is model
already in force in
17. All constitutional amendments to
organizations for its protection ,)(l made by majority vote of electors
agaiust the avarice and greed of bit; on initiative of the legislature or the
corporations; and that they has- people.
proven themselves to be represcntn
tites of the •interests,' instead oi th«
people, thus disqualifying themselves i
to longer be trusted with the business I
of the farmers and laborers of Okla-; How rarely is tin* voice of the pul- ^
homa; and. , 4 , pit raised in behalf ot J^jnan who
"Whereas, their actions in voting to works! And yet the
eliminate the labor amendment to the ,u|j ()1- injunctions to t
Sundry Civil Hill was equtvalentto , „„ t„Uer and denunciation of hl«top- .^-.superintendent on the Repub-
votlng 10 prosecute farmers and tabor11)re?gor. The man behind the altar i.^ ^ ^ |. k t
Does any one believe that the Okla-
homa Hook Company will not be
I to bear a similar relation
Mr. Cameron in this race, and if It ■
Cameron is elected, do you believe th: '
his manager, Mr. Mosely, will permit
hini lo reduce the number of tev
books used in the state, and thus mi
the profit of the Oklahoma Book Com-
While Mr. Mosely is manipulating
flood Book is Cameron <"i the 'Jf1""'™11.'' p'Vi'v'che
iHtment of other of its stockholders. J. h. Uyche.
ts being pushed as a candidate tor
unions under the Sherman Anti-Trust I j,rofUKe itl his advice to the worker
Ijiw, thus attempting to take away I ,0 be patient and look for his reward
from the working masses their only ,he otl„.r 8jdo of *h*'( ,^pJ.V'a'tice"a'n'd cared for in tne election of either Rev.
■loans of protection, the lalior organ-
ization; therefore, be It
"Resolved, that tills executive Board
*ad (he Legislative Committee hereby
toiatly call upon the voters of the
respective districts ln which Messrs.
UcCulre, Morgan and Creager were
rlected to use their votes and Intlu-
•ace to llio end that these gentlemen
kr defeat.1 for re-election in the Au-
nit primaries; and. be it further
"Resolved, that it is the unanimous
.plalon of this Board and Committee
that Congressmen McUulre, ^ ""j'"
aid Creager are antagonistic to tin
..f Mir mjiHHes of Oklahoma,
He admonishes 10 ieuii.i-io..W: u,,"|r,linArnn or Mr Dvche?
He does not understand (:« ero" 0,^people of Okla
that Injustice is a sin and that the, i, a he,.n tried to the utmost and
He homa has been tried to the utmost and
worklngman is a victim of il- ' iVit-v win place their stamp of disap
does not toll Ic0,"'do" P™'val upon this business by voting
that the mun who pays oily for It 11 vviin^w « m n wtin is free
a day to people who earn twice or
Wilson, a man who is free
o-1 from all book company alliances, for
as much is a thief. He does not pro , S(;ito SupeHntendent on August
nounce the nian who forces Ms em wi|s( n (g frjendly 01.ga
ployes to work o g. j lahor and is strht.giy endorsed b
grapple"wlfh the real devll-Uie devil local Trades Conn, it of Chickasha,
of greed—who is forking more souls
into hell than a dozen or the kind he
is in the habit of assailing.
A clergyman who has learned to ^ York-John Kirby. Jr.. presi-
KIRBY WANTS NEW PARTY
i'i'b'others, met behind closed doors
in liuthrle and apportioned out the
offices among themselves, thus intro-
ducing the rotary sys;em o, office con-
trary to the letter and Bpilit ot tlx
Key is a manly democrat of ability
and integrity, who will forget hlnisell
ln the interest of all the people and
the good of the public service. A vote
lor him is a vote for good govern-
ment, good citizenship, good polities
and pure democracy.
The Lawton Co-Operative I rades
and Labor Assembly of Comanche
County endorsed Mr. Key's candidacy
in the following resolution:
"Recognizing in the person of Hon.
C.eorge D. Key, democratic candidate
for Attorney General of the State ot
Oklahoma, a man. long prominent in
Comanche County afTairs and a prom-
inent member of the local bar. and a
true and tried friend of the laboring
man, who will place an equitable nv
B. J. Henry, 111 W. Main.
Km st land Bros., 3-:. West Main.
C M Hill & Co., 319 N. Broadway. I the
FAIR PLUMBING SHOPS
interests of the masses of . „
„d that they deserve, to receive the | „, inpathlze with.the ^ of (he Ntttlona, Association of
Sullivan AL- tuilivan.
McGee & Gordon.
J Morris & Co.
W. A. Rodwell.
Bauinbaiigh & Flannigan.
Kdgar & Ewart.
Hice & Boismer.
Incandescent Light & Supply Co.
Harrel & Andewon.
Doc & Bill.
FAIR ELECTRICAL FIRMS
ommissioner Char, s
Daugherty asserts that these ordln
ances fali within'the police powers of
iiies. and that the power of the
I cities, and even the state legislatures,
to lix the minimum wage siuile foi
labor performed for the siale or mu
nicipallty has been sustained by the
The sypreme court of New York
state, in 18H4. held valid a law en
acted by the legislature, which pro
vides that common laborers employed
t on state work should be paid $2 a day
Judge Alton B. I'arker was on tin-
supreme bench at that time and con
curred in the opinion of the court.
The state labor department expects
to secure the enactment of aiaillai
ordinances in other cities wlthiu the
state of Oklahoma believing that legir
lation of this sort will minimize
condemnation of all men who believe .peak the truth "bni.t their .Manufacturers, has sent out a state-
is 'Mqual rights to all and si Rev. ( harles R yn . nient to 60,000 manufacturers and husi-
| Oakland, who says. ,„„,in ... ness men on political and industrial
I - "A,,,|1 TW, iH. rleh man eve, conditions throughout the Cited
.face the fact that^no r ., states. Kirby urges the formation of
becomes rich wltliou the c 1 ' a conservative and union-hating pollt-
of many other men who give the lies:
I of their lives to the enterprise he lias
organized; and that all talk about "a
man's right to manage his own litis.
i.ess in his own way,' regardless of
ti,.- Industrial conditions maintained
upon the health, the happiness, and
the morals of these other men whose
very lives are bound up in that bund!-
privileges to none. atION
OKLAHOMA SI AIL H.DLltAli
C. C. ZKIOLER.
C. E. CONNALLY,
First Vice President.
JNO. D. CARR,
Second Vice President.
Gl'S K. KOBCKER.
Third Vice President,
i S CAMPBELL.
FARMERS' UNIONS GROWING
Washington. 11. C. After 'i^lit
vears of activity, the Farmers' 1'nion,
w hich had Its hirtli in Texas in 1902, is
now organized in twenty-nine stai t-
j' l'lTHKR LANGS TON. ' prosperity with his own. is both of the nation, and lias
Secretary-Treasurer. Sm.ti.mi.l and immoral. His right to of about 8.UUU.OOU.
Executive Hoard.1 purchase labor does not include an>
LKK PAYNE, Chairman, | 8ort of right to purchase the perma-
i'Ii'OROK McCONNELli. . nnnt and inevitable degradation ot
JRSSE L. BAY, : "?e laborer himself. And thus to pur- Chicago. 11 ^ h«■ tlH u a...
I eglslalive Committee. diase labor in the cheapest market, tenters employed In
i Concurred in by: even though It does involve the sure bar fixture lactories throughout t hi
7" 0rwos President State Farm (|,...rail:„ion ot the laborer and the . ago are out on strike for liiglui wa-
J. A. Welt, ■ destruction of all the possibilities of! Res, consequently Chicago may t xp« 1 -
''Tv iV MATHEWS. Ex-Board Mem u whoios„„ie family life for him, is as j. nee a shortage in ice boxes which
. L'o,„'t„ Farmers' Union. openly Immoral as murder or adul-
b%OM RoicH. Ex-Board Member te^."
State Farmers' Union. —
Adopted Juiy 17. 191°-
Peculiarly-app'i'al'le to the Bitua-
tlon In this country today an in
words of Wendell Phillips in. ..speech
, The following have agreed to the
terpretation on the laws of the state new working rules:
as they apply to labor; therefore x;nion Gas & Electric Co.
bo it , Standard Electric Co.
"Resolved, that we, the members of
Lawton Co-Operative Trades and La-
bor Assembly of Comanche County, in
convention assembled, do most heart-
ily endorse the candidacy of the Hon.
George 1). Key for the nomination of
Attorney General on August '1. at the
state primary; and be it furil.er
"Resolved, that we pledge
cordial support, and urge upon au
laboring men wh . want an holiest, up-
right man elected, one who is a fiiend
of the laboring man, lo vole anil wm
for the nomination of the lion, i.eorc >
D Kev for Attorney General.'
E. A. COONEY.
bv order of the Assembly in
Inly 12. 191". 1'oi.
Geo. L. Sayles Electrical Co.
W. A. Corrao Elec. Co.
Hodge-Scott Electrical Co.
B. L. McDermott.
Klectric Machine Equipment
216 North Robinson. Phone B633.
Electric Wiring Co., 12fi W. Reno,
him our | Phone 0404.
Keep the Wolf
From the Door
Protect Your Income
Save Your Savings
Insure Your Producing Hour*
Only 7 Cents a Day
3.000 CARPENTERS STRIKE
manufactured by several of the
Earley Is Real Worker
before The% International Lodge candldnte8 for Repre-lthe other, the bill establishing the
Ki.lirhts of St. Crispin, in Apill, l i-- ftl" I Klglit-llour l>av on Public Works,
On that date he spoke as follows, am sentative lo the State Legislature , ^
was saved only after the most
ir will be well to remember the recoru fmm oklahoma county, A. 1. Earley Bl)(Vtacular tight in the history of the
11 " V. l.U rfMUtlUU . . I : t
What does it gov-
ioustltuents, to be
its constituents, to
•Alfalfa" Bill Murray vvhlle readtng, stand8 |n (hc foretronl H8 a represen-
ntire session and which was passed
in the last two minutes of the ses-
Besides labor measures, Earley se-
the advice of you | latlve of the laboring men. As a mem
y<>u want power in this eoumr u y^ ^^ o( ^
want to make yours ' Nvait ,ured the passage of more bills than)
do not want your chi i member from Oklahoma | cured the passage of a number of other
long years before they have 111 J , ha„ the average of bills benel cial to the state and es h
the table they ougl. to 1 ave ' o oumy , „f the state, ally to Oklahoma City. He made
their lives they UKhlJo | tne many ^ t interests of or ,borough study of every measure com
have. Hie opportunitles in ltn; e , « « ' • persona! charge | Inn up for final passage and his record
ought to have; lf ,r ,, -o, ,M.,,...er of every labor measure coming into of attendance was better and he voted
wait yourselves, write on youi * , . from the senate. ' on more measures than any othei
SO that every politlca tr mmei i ' the large number of mens 1 member from Oklahoma couiiiy
i,. so that -very pidltic an no matt r Amon^U.^ ^ ^ y inter The real workers in the legman,re
how"short-slghted he may,be^can^read ^/na dhU%V,"h0r ^ wSnKly'oP «re"not".he grand-stand orators who
See the Governnu nt!
Yes. it is a handsome
It governs its
Where did th
It came from
Do you mean to say
stltuents were unable to govern them-,
selves and so created something to
govern them? ,
Oh no. I do not mean that. I he
fact 'is that the constituents govern
themselves through the Government..
Oh, 1 see; the Government governs
those who govern the Government.
Isn't it strange?
Not at all. It's a republic.
TO ORGANIZE NEGRO ACTORS
Chicago, 111 Plans to organize the
colored performers of Chicago are now
being formulated by Actors 1 nion >o
■t There are about 500 colored actors |
playing 111 the vaudeville houses of
the city, ten of which exclusively book
this class of performers.
Anyone nenrtlng n nketoh nnd de«crlntlon mu)
quit lily imcorluiu our opinion freo wh«llu r an
iuv<Mitlon Ih probably *'""'"ixntcfi-
timin hi riot ly c<iiiii«U ntliil. HANDBOOK 0111 aft-nta
flt'lit free. Oldpnt Iitfcnoy for pocurlnirpiitoni!*.
I'lilontn taken tliruiiKh Muiin & Co. receive
tptciul notice, without clmrge, lu the
A bnnrtnomolf tllnwtrntofl wppkty. I.nw*t oir-
cnlatloii «>f imv prjeutltlo Journal. Term!*, f l n
your; itir months, $L Sold by all newsdealers.
IY1UNN & Co.361BroadwayNew York
Branch t)mce. t' St_ WMhlDgton, 1 . c..
"KVKRY TIME the CLOC'.K TICKS
Kvery Working Hour
Continental Casualty Company
11.(1. li. Alexamler. Tr. >iilent CIIICA< <>
l'nys n Dime to Somebody, Somewhere
Who is Sick or Hurt"
VIOKK THAN Sl.nOO.OM A YEAR
It is the
GREATEST Health and Accident
Insurance Company in the World. Ask
I. G. STOLP, City Mgr.
222 Bassctl Building. 115 1-2 North Broad*
Oklahoma City, Okla.
'We never forget.
arrow of sarcasm nt
the arrow ot ^'"rc^'a division ini were bills vital zing the constitution I men J
never forset. _ It ,„ nvlillnii for salaries and rules gov mid by their votes,
You may bo
ooRcil by many members of the house, play for newspaper notoriety
1 — *—• 1—" who do things on committees
OongTCMi and yon ! ley ^ ou w|"
wrong scale we J"*® ami j niission-r. of Charities anil Correi- has been on the !8'^or
I .lid not art' and «e lions, providing for l.abor Stntlstlcs measues were up affecting_labor
s«r «aarss rsaf^jtsrx
otherwise^ «m dead duck ' " | making l.abor Day a legal holiday and J found wanting.-Pol. Adx. ruling
to arbitrate labor troubles
Cedar Kaplds, la.—The formulation
, of a plan to prevent all local troubles
He I has been announced here.
ii.o I Labor leaders and representation
J. T. H IGH LEY
(Police Judge of Oklahoma City)
He was president of the Bryan-Fulton
( lub in 1908; was president of the Trades
Assembly also was president of Typo-
graphical Union No. 283 of this city, of
which he is now a member in good stand-
ing. Founded the Bridgeport (Texas)
Reporter, Geary (Okla.) Gazette in 1902,
both democratic; owned the Labor Sig
nal two years. He will run the office of
State Printer on an economical business
basis. Vote for Highley on August 2.
He is a democrat and your vote will b
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