The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 1, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 17, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIT
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Volume 1, No. 1 of the Birmingham
Journal, another labor paper, came to
uk ihls week. The editor, (leorge C.
Kodlne, nay# the Journal aland* but for
om thing Tte iRttmta «•! oifu ... d
labor. The Cnlt extends to Editor Ikv
dine the good wishes which the paper
should merit, and hopes this venture
will be successful one.
President Taft lias had occasion to
observe some of the workings of the
recall which probably accounts for liis
bitter opposition. In 190K the people
of Oregon endorsed a democrat for
I tilled States senator and at the same
time elected a republican legislature
pM|*d to ratify the popular cboteo.
This did not suit either the Interests
or the Republican machine. Agents of
the Republican national committee
came into Oregon to offer federal ap-
pointments to Republican members of
the legislature who would violate their
pledge. These methods would prob-
ably have succeeded if Oregon had not
had the recall. Members were notified
that retail petitions were ready for
any one who violated his pledge.
Thereupon the legislators virtuously
Hpurned the offered bribes and(elected
the popular choice.
It Is bad enough for Big Husines*
to have Its control of legislatures In-
terfered with in this manner, but it
would be Infinitely worse t< spoil Its
control of ihe Judiciary. No wonder
President Taft Is worried.
1 RAPES!, ARFI
The trade union movement offers
countless opportunities to he prom
inent to satisfy that inherent longing
in every man for power—to be looked
up to—to be consulted.
It is not necessary to know anything
if you would be prominent—Just sup-
ply yourself with a stock of set
phrases. The next is to never serve on
a wage committee or settlement case
with employers, for you are liable to
be forced to accept concessions. This
means criticism and loss of popularity.
Always be in a position where the
other fellow is forced into action. Then
you can stand from afar and watch
which way the wind blows
Keep off committees. With a little
generalship this Is easy. '1 he bust
way is to play the martyr act. Show-
that you served on a committee ten
years ago. and your report was re
jected. Always announce that you
want no office, and will accept none.
This puts you in a position where you
will never make mistakes. Be ever
ready with a sizzling speech, and as
the average unionist won't stop to fig-
ure that you are simply talking, and
never doing anything, you are safe.
Another safe play is to damn your
international officers. Just wonder
why they don't get you shorter hours,
or why they don't 'organize this rot
ten town." This w ill stamp you as one
who watcites things, while your fellow
members w ill never notice you are do
ing nothing yourself.
Take an active interest in all social
sessions. If the boys want a four-
round go, dig up a couple of pugs for
them, or panhandle a box of cigars or
a case of beer.
If a move is started in your union
along conservative lines, stop it. If you
don't, you will be "shown up Keep
the members at your low intellectual
level. This Is easy, and can be accom-
plished by peddling stories—by ques-
tioning the motives of men. You will
always find others who will help in
this work, which generally results in
discouraging men of progressive ideas,
who refuse to fight these tactics, and
quit in disgust. A few doses of this
kind makes you feared, and increases
Don't trouble yourself about internal
affairs In the union—make a big fuss
over some little thing, and in time you
will have a following that will count
—that will make and unmake men Al-
ways insist you want no office—keep
off comittees—never start anything
that involves work
If you play the game as outlined
above, the rest of the members will
never notice you are simply a moral
scab—a leach—drift-wood—but im-
DALLAS STREET CAR STRIKE.
From the press dispatches it is
learned that there is a strike of street
car men in Dallas. The men wished to
organize a union and obtained a char-
ter from the national body and the
presence in Dallas of an organizer
The management of the street car svs
tem stood for no union and discharged
the men who urged Its formation. Then
the trouble started. Dallas Is a pretty
well organized city, and with the sup
port of the members of organized labor
the street car men ought to be able to
have their organization anyway. The
anti-organization boss usually has to
be shown that the workingmati has a
head of his own. A comparatively tri-
vial incident revealed to the street car
men the need of organization. A su
perintendent decided that a motorman
was using sand on Elm street when he
thought there should be no sand used,
the motorman was fired and the super
intendent was whipped, for which the
motorman was fined five and costs*
Then an early morning strike demand-
ing the reinstatement of the motorman
and the discharge of the superinten
dent resulted, lasting about three
hours. The men gained their point,
and It occurred to them that if a little
bit of unionism was so efficacious they
should have an organization with all
its benefits. It is in getting this that
they are now having trouble.
The statement of Judge tiary, head | Denver
of the Steel Trust, that his corpora-1 Monday
Hon would fas or government super-
vision even to the extent of fixing the
price of Its product Is not such a con-
cession to radical sentiment as some
teem to believe. Clary did not say
anything to show that in figuring the
\ulues on which dividends should be
based any of the trusts property
should be excluded. Vet over half of
its capitalisation is based on valu
Harry I*, Berkshire, vice president
of the Kansas City I'nion, has been
put in the local lield there as organ
izer. • * * Bert llerskowltx, who has
been in El Paso for three years, is back
in Oklahoma City, and is showing up
on the Oklahomnn • * • Sam Stauffei
left the first part of the week for
Chickasha. •'•('. F. Elder, one of the
charter members of Oklahoma City
Typographical Uniou No. 283. arrived
In town a few days ago. Mr. Klder has
been away from the city for several
years. He was the first president of
Hie union in this city, when a few of
the members had to pay per capita tax
in order to hold the charter. '"Si"
worked for Sam Small, the evangelist,
when that distinguished gentleman
started the Oklahoman several years
ago. Sam Small was holding a big re
vival meeting in this city at the time
at the old Haptist church on West
Second street, aud after the regular
sermon each evening Sam would go
to the shop and oversee the makeup of
the next morning's paper. The paper
at that time was being published by
the McMutsr Brothers on W<mM 0nnd
avenue in a building that stood on the
site of the new Kingkade hotel. Sam
Small ditl not last long in the journal
istlc field, and proceeded to unload his
newspaper ou other suckers. Klder
says Sam Small still owes him a bal
a nee tin wages. He is not the only one
holding the sack from that newspaper
venture. • • • "Hob" Robinson, for
ars machinist on the Times,
•pted a like position on the
'ost, and left for that city last
afternoon. "Bob" will move
his family to that city later. * • * L. K
Rothman. formerly foreman of the
Daily Pointer, has acepted the machin
ist job at the Times. • • * A. G. Dennis,
who met with a bad accident some
weeks ago at the Oklahoman office, Is
up and around again. Mr. Dennis came
down town last Wednesday for the
first time since his accident. • • • L. G
Pangle, official "tout" for the printers
ither speculative or are not ' at the races, has some good ones every
Anything that it has done. I day. See Pangle and he will give you
best bot on the board nob day
• The printers, especially the night
workers, will leave their spare change
at the races during the present meet
I'hus it owns b0,000 acres of coKiugjth
coal fields in the Connerville region
which years ago were estimated by
its then head, Charles Schwab, to be
worth $60,000 an acre. Hesldes this
it owns \aluable ore beds aud other
lands the value of which was not
created through any effort it has made
but through the presence of Industry
and enterprise of the people of the
whole country. The ownership of
these natural resources is what gives
the trust the monopoly it has. The
tariff gives It some additional strength.
If land values would be taxed
enough to force the trust to give up
its monopoly of these lands and the
tariff were abolished there would be a
chance for competition to spring up
that would effect prices and dividends
far more seriously than any super-
vision by a government commission
composed of men of the calibre of the
ordinary congressman or federal judge
who can not comprehend that divi-
dends based on such values are uot
tiary perhaps does know It. Under; I'tlca (N. Y.) carpenters secured an
the pretense of making aconcession increase of 5 cents per hour.
to, radical sentiment his statement —
may easily be designed to divert at Portsmouth (O.) carpenters get a
tent ion from genuine remedies. raise of 50 cents per day. Painters se-
cured the same increase, and Sheet
An Arbor (Mich.) molders have won
a strike for 50 cents per day increase
and reduction of working day one hour
Tavlorville till.) carpenters won a
strike for a raise from 40 to 50 cents
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) building trade
unions, eleven in number, have all se-
cured increases from 5 cents per hour
to $1.50 per week.
New burgh (N. Y.) carpenters have
just secured substantial increase.
Nightly Exhibitions •
of Fine Merchandise.
A walk through the business streets any evening
in the week is a trip worth while.
You may inspect the Finest Grades of merchandise
and food stuffs—-the best offered by any market.
See the latest ideas in articles for personal and do-
mestic use—the newest and most attractive fashions
in wearing apparel.
See them to advantage under the glow of Electric
''Why not buy in Oklahoma City"
Telephone P. B. X. 14
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
PHILADELPHIA PLUMBERS WIN.
Washington.—After a struggle of a
If Tom L Johnson had lived a few Metal Workers secured 25 cents per few weeks duration the plumbers of
eks longer he would have seen the
complete triumph of his three cent
fare idea. At the time of his death
the Cleveland Street Railway Co. was
charging three cent cash fares and an
additional cent for transfers. It has
now been shown that this extra charge
tor transfers is unnecessary and it
has been abolished.
The Associated press Is making no
great effort to let this fact become
generally known and many plutocratic °r
papers are still deliberately giving
day increase. Philadelphia have secured an increase
^ , jn wages, and all of the men have re- ! J
Concord (X. H.i city laborers se turned to work.
cured a nincrease from $1.60 to $1.75 j
and $2.00 per day.
their readers the impression that
three cent fare in Cleveland is a fail-
ure and has been abandoned.
Washington.—At the convention of
the Switchmen's I'nion of North Amer-1
lea. held in St. Paul. S. E. Heberling, i
of Denver, Colo., was elected president \
succeed Frank T. Hawley, who for
Local Union No. 807 Painters. Decora- ,
tors and Paperhangers of
America. ^ ]
(Bert Lftxon, Bus. Agt. Phone Walnut
List of fair painting contractors: T.
L. Osberg & Co., 6th and Harrison;
eleven years has been the executive H. S. Roberts, 729 \\. 4th^ St., R. A.
head of the organization.
Report of the Condition
Three cent fare was not by any rvi i i n. , D 1
means the ultimate aim of Tom John- ln2 UKlclnCniH D< I1K
son. He knew, what the people of
Cleveland will now soon realize, that at Oklahoma City, in the State of
the effect of that reform will be to Oklahoma, at the close of business
increase land values in the suburbs June 2, 1911.
and force the residents to pay in rent RESOURCES.
to landlords all that they will save in Loans and discounts $329,821.04
street car fares. But he also knew Overdrafts, secured and un
that this will interest the people in secured
the land question. In Glasgow where IT. S. Bond on hand
municipal ownership has given* the Premiums on lT. S. Bonds..
people the benefit of good service and Stocks, Bonds, Warrants
cheap fares, land values have also etc
risen in consequence. But this had Guarantee Fund
the effect of converting the people of Furniture and Fixtures....
Glasgow into strong advocates of land Other Real Estate Owned.
value taxation. Johnson foresaw the Due from Banks
same thing for Cleveland. His fore-
sight will soon be vindicated.
CONVICTS AS STRIKE BREAKERS
Checks and Other Cash
Exchanges for Clearing
Cash in Bank
The howl raised by trust agents in
Congress about the clause in the Ari-
zona constitution allowing judges to be
recalled by popular vote, shows that
there must be some schemes afoot to
grab something of value in the new
state, and that the aid of pliant tools
on the bench is needed. Trust agents
always have such things In view when
then become interestetd or excited
over a public question. The people of
Arizona will surely block some well-
laid plans of Big Business if they Insist
on retaining that clause in their con-
Los Angeles, Cal., June 15.—It has
developed during the week that con- Total
vict8 are being extensively used as LIABILITIES.
strike breakers in the labor war now in Capital Stock Paid In
progress in Los Angeles. The police Surplus Fund .
admit this but say they are powerless Undivided Profits, less Ex
in the matter. The slayng of Patrol penses and Taxes Paid...
man Arthur B. Crusey and fatal wound- Due to Banks
ing of Deputy Sheriff Soloman by P. H. Dividends Unpaid
Kelley. alias John Crossley, discloses j Individual Deposits Subject
the fact that many desperate convicts to Check
have been brought into the city to Demand Certificates of De-
work as strike breakers. posit 10,884.01 j
A large number of terrible assaults Time Certificates of Deposit 68,810.83
on women have been reported since the Certified Checks 1,285.50:
city has been flooded with the riff raff Cashier's Checks Outstand-
of northern prisons. ing 3,198.09;
Kelley was paroled from San Quen- Votes and Bills Redis-
tln penitentiary last December and in- counted j
side of three days he was working in Bills Payable
the Industrial Rolling Mills of l<os An- Liabilities other than those
geles several months. Steel trust! above stated 1
agents are said to have been at the ~ j
prison door awaiting his release. Cross- Total $664,69S.'. 0.
ley or Kelly shot the officers while State of Oklahoma,
they were attempting to arrest him for County of Oklahoma, ss: j
the theft of a bicycle. ' I, CHAS. M. BOSWORTH, Cashier
One Los Angeles concern is said to of the above named Bank, do solemn-
have 20 or more former convicts and ly swear that the above statement is
others are known to have a large num- true to the best of my knowledge and >
her of them. Two strike breakers are belief, so help me God.
now on trial under burglary charges. CHAS. M. BOSWORTH,
Both have prison records. Cashier.
In cases of arrest for any crime the Subscribed and sworn to before me
Lowe. 1725 W. 5th St.; W. T. Black
902 Herskowitz Bldg.; J. E. Reeine,
1421 W. 30th St.; J. M. Rice, 518 W.
6th St.; G. W. Harsin, 1501 W. 25th
St.; L. H. Doctor, Capitol Hill; W.
W. Morris, 417 Columbus Ave.; Har-
lev Woodruss, 1101 W. 24th St.; J. J.
Clede. 1222 W. 26th St.; Frank Martin,
817 W. 10th St.; D. U. Trimble, 910 W.
24th St.; T. B. Sowell, 217 1-2 W.
California ;E. C. Roylty, 421 Cotton-
wood; B. Goerlitz, 1026 N. Western;
Chas. Martinola, 18 E. Reno; Myers
& Co., 416 N. Broadway; R. J. Hogan,
218 W. 30th St.; J. D. Traylor, 1506 W.
Main; W. H. Herron, Capital Hill; H.
-jA. Peas, 303 E. 3rd St.; Roach Bros.,
622 W. 8th St.; J. E. Singleton, 111
W. Main St.; R. J. Dailey, F. T. Shind-
ler, F. M. Hill, Gross Construction Co.,
G. C. Horner, C. E. Lee, Miller Bros.
Dry Goods Co., W. T. Cummins, Tins-
lev & Walkins, S. White & Son, Ed.
Smith, Cordell & Hansen, J. H. Rogers,
R. S. Havens, Guy F. Smiser, G. W.
Smi8er,1529 W. 27th St.; G. W. Miller
Wall Paper Co., Frank Mattison, 305
Successor* to J. li. 'Mmtm/mll C*.
Funeral Directors andEmbalmers
120 North ^roadway
"Phontt 900 anA /B36
FAIR LIST RESTAURANTS.
norm's Cafe. 128 W. First.
"Metropolitan Cafe, 324 W. Grand.
Press Cafe, 110 W. Fourth.
Speir's Cafe, 520 N. Broadway.
Thelmo Cafe, 26 N. Hudson.
Quality Lunch, 9 S. Hudson.
Famous Annex, 207 W. Caliofrnia.
People's Cafe, 20 S. Broadway.
Star Lunch, 8 S. Robinson.
City Hall Cafeteria, 109% W. Grand.
Majestic, 113 N. Harvey.
Unique No. 1, 104 W. Second.
Yellow Kid, 104 W. California.
Frisco Cafe, 1001 S. Robinson.
BAKERS' FAIR LIST
Belleville (111.) rarpenters secured
Saturday half holiday and two-year
agreement, with 5 cents per hour In-
crease Id 1912.
newspapers usually play the criminal
;is a "union labor thug." It was the
' omission to play Crossley as such that
caused the Investigation that disclosed
the large number of convicts in the
| strike breaking business in Los
this 10th day of June. 1911.
CHAS. H. CLARK.
GEO. W. PIKRSOL,
J. E. PIKRSOL,
Capital City Bakery.
Trollinger & Krift.
Oklahoma Steam Bakery.
Vienna Steam Bakery.
LAUNDRY WORKERS FAIR LIST.
Crvstal Laundry. 19 W. Ftlsco.
Model, 116 N Francis.
Wet Wash. S13 W. First
FIRST COTTON IS
SOLD AT HOUSTON
New Record for First Appearance of
New Crop Made in Texas and
Bale Brought $1,015
Houston, Texas.—A new record by
eleven days for the first appearance
of the new cotton crop was estab-
lished by a bale of Cameron county
staple received on the Houston cot-
ton exchange Monday. It grew on
the farm of Ernest Matz and was
sold to the highest bidder. Part of
the bale's journey from Cameron
county to Houston was made on a
special train because it was reported
other "first bales" were on the way
to the local exchange. The cotton
was sold at $2.05.84 a pound. The
total weight was 493 pounds and the
price $1,015. This was the highest
price ever paid on the Houston cotton
exchange for a bale of cotton.
Washington.—James L. Saunders, of !
Cincinnati, a fireman on the cruiser
Saratoga, was killed in the naval hos-
pital at Yokohama, Japan, by John E.
Atkins, of Chetopa, Kan., a seaman on
the cruiser New Orleans, according to
a cablegram to the navy department
CEMENT MAKERS' AGREEMENT.
Washington.—The cement makers of
Trident, Mont., have just executed a
two-year agreement with the Three
Forks Portland Cement Company,
whereby an increase of wages has
been secured and also the practical
elimination of the Japanese employed
at the plant, he agreement also pro-
vides the rental to be paid for the
dwelling houses owned by the company
and occupied by the workmen, he of-
ficials of the State Federation of Labor
were instrumental in the satisfactory
DRS. DEAN & DEAN
513-514 State Nat'l Bank Bldg.
Office Phone 4100. Oklahoma City,Okla.
Washington.—The cotton crop of
1910 is announced to be the most
valuable ever produced in the United
States. Estimated in the census bu- '
reau's annual bulletin, the crop was
valued at $963,180,000, compared with
$S12,090,000 for 1909.
Some people are so anxios lest
men should be spoiled by the posses-
sion of too much money that they
strive to get it all themselves. This
kind of philanthropy is not uncom-
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