The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 3, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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One of the Prosperous Cities of the
Western Part of the State.
.. a.iat of Kiowa able goods and carefully search the
Hobart, the n> - 'eastern and northern markets for the
ftest of everything In dry goods and
ladleB ready to wear goods. We
should at all times give our support
to business concerns of this kind,
which are known to be friendly to the
cause of labor and considerate in theli
treatment of employes and customers.
Here the trade will always find just
what they are looking for at the very
lowest prices and we highly recom-
mend this establishment to our many
friends and readers. Hobart is proud
of her many fine retail stores and to
such concerns as Erdwurms can be
given credit of being a strong factor
in the progres and prosperity of our
city. .Mr. Erdwurm is notably broad-
minded and public spirited and on all
occasions willingly co-operates to fur-
ther the interests of the city and the
laboring people In general.
county is one of the most prosperouos
of the new state cities, with a popu
lation of 7,000, surrounded by one of
the finest farming countries in the
west and having as fine retail and
. wholesae concerns as could be deslr
e>l, the future of Hobart is bright,
indeed. The public schools and church
interests are of the best and as a live
bustling city, and a pleasant place to
build a home, Hobart cannot be ex
celled in the entire southwest.
Below we give a list of some of the
more prominent business concerns in
our Labor Review of Hobart:
H. C. WEY & SON, 104-106 E. 4th St.
One of the largest establishments
in the state of Oklahoma is that of
Wey & Son. Here you will find such
an extensive line of Hardware. Farm
Implements, Harness, Stoves. Bug-
gies, Wagons of all descriptions.
Sporting Goods and Automobiles that
your wants In this line can be sup-
plied with the greatest ease as well as
at prices that defy competition when
quality is considered. Messrs. \\ ey &
Son are one of the oldest concerns ill
Hobart and to their honorable and
straight-forward dealings with the
public can be attributed to a great
extent the success they enjoy. This
firm also conducts three other large
branch stores, one at Manitou, one at
Ktrwin and one at Eldorado. Here one
'.sill find tiie same well selected stocks
as In Hobart. We are glad to note the
increasing business of this splendid
establishment and wish for them a
continuance of their success and pros-
CORNER DRUG STORE.
100 E. Fourth. F. M. Miller, Prop.
No line of business is more essen-
tial to the needs and comfort of the
general public than a well regulatad
pharmacy. In this regard we point
with pleasure to the above store. Hie
genial proprietor Mr. K. M. Miller, has
always made it a feature of his to
supply the trade with the very purest
and best that the drug market sup-
plies and in consequence he enjoys a
prosperous and increasing patronage.
Mr. Miller is known as being one of
Hobart's most progressive citizens,
broad minded and public spirited and
a supporter of any cause that Is of
benefit to our city and its people. We
trust that our many readers and
friends will give Mr. Mller a liberal
share of their support and patronage.
ate. They number among their regu-
lar customers some of the largest and
most res|>onslble business houses in
our city and also a great many of our
substantial citizens throughout Kiowa
county. The officers are as follows:
President, J. I). Robertson
Vice-President. H. A. Jones.
Cashier, B. M. Lovelace.
CO., J. M. Shelby, Manager.
The offices and yards of the above
firm is located at 502 \\ asliington.
Here one will find as large and well
selected stock of lumber, lime, cement
and a general line of building supplies
as could be desired, and one of the
factors that have made for the suc-
cess of the Stepheuson-Browne Lum-
ber Co., is the promptness and accu-
racy with which their services are giv-
en and the modern prices which pre-
The management of this concern is
in the hands of Mr. J. M. Shelby,
Mr Colpitis is generous and an all omitting a most important name were
our worthy cause, und we extend to we to ... gleet making proper mention
him our best wishes for a continued , Of_thls excell cntschool
j Those Interested in a business edu
cation should corresitond with th -
HOBART LIGHT & POWER CO., G.
secretary or president of the Hobart
CHICAGO PAINLESS DENTISTS
I)r. W. B. McCrary, east side square.
One of the most successful businesses
of Hobart is that of the above firm
Mr. McCrary is a progressive citizen
and to his popularity as a straight
forward business man can be attribut-
ed the large patronage he enjoys in
his line. A great part of the first class
dental work of Hobart and surround
ing country has been from the offices
of the Chicago Painless Dentists, and
it is a pleasure to state that the num-
ber of satisfied customers of Dr. Mc-
Crary continues to Increase. His
prices for first class dental work are
the lowest to be obtained in our city
E. Miles, Manager.
Our review of Hobart and Its indus-j * ^ ■
tries wnuld not be complete were we | D ^ CHAMPLIN, Lumber and Coal.
to omit the name of this worthy con-
Under the management of Mr.
Mile*, a man of wide experience in
his line, the Hobart Light ti Power
Co. lias given to Hobart the best of
service and also bullded up for the
i oncer .<
straight forward business method
, Th" reputation of this worthy enter-
prise has not been accomplish'! In
a day. but is the outcome of patience
! and perseverance steadily devoted to
the aKoniplishnie.it of a business ob-
ject by honorable business methods.
The linn treats its employes In :t
11oils.delate manner and are known
friends of the workinp people of our
whose experience is of long standing leity
and the treatment the public has re-
ceived at his hands Is one of the rea
sons for the success and prosperity of
the company. Building activity is a
prominent feature of our city and of
the many large contracts let The
Stephenson-Browne Lumber Co. has
received a large share of orders for
first, class lumber and material.
Located at the corner of Washing
ton alio Third street is tli. well known
firm of K. A. Champlin. Here one will
find as well assorted line of high
grade lumber and building material as
lOUld be desired and at prices that
. are in keeping with the quality of
reputation of fairness and |lalldl(,d Mr champlin makes
-- also a specialty of high grade coal.
which is a very important feature of
his large business. The reputation of
Mr. Champlin as a straight forward,
progressive citizen is too well known
to need comment and his friendship
for tiie laboring class is one of his
many worthy features. When in need
of anything In the line carried by
tills meritorious concern be sure and
place your patror. ge with Mr. It. A.
METROPOLITAN ST&AM LAUN
DRY, 318 Washington, C. A. T d turnER & CO., Wholesale
Hooten, Prop. Fruit and Produce,
Then are indeed few people who |)obBrt lH fortunate In possessing
do not appreciate tie importance or a 8|lI,,Ild|(i flrra 0f the high standing
a first class laundry. To have one's a sthl, a|)OVe for It is to bucIi strong,
linen done in the most approved man progressive establishments that gives
Mr by skilled w orkers is an nppreel- j ^ # (.,ty ..nmmerctal Importance,
atlve privilege and in this regard W |xh« business of T. 1). Turner and
wish to call the attention of our read- couiiBtny extends all over the South
ers to the above concern. We know W(,at ,in(t 8l.Veral large branch houses
that no better work could be turned located throughout the state. In
PALACE OF SWEETS, F. G. Russell,
importance That '« —. * ^ * «>">* — ""
strictly pure and wholesome bakers'
supplies be encouraged. Mr. Russell,
proprietor of the Palace of Sweets
Bakery is a master han.l at ills trade
direful and anxious to please Ills ens flru| is noted for -its fair and square
and the citizens of Hobart in general
can vouch for the excellence of his
goods. He uses nothing but the pur-
est of materials and this combined
with cleanliness and experience have
bullded for Mr. Russell an excellent
patronage. He also does a wholesale
budnttss In Ills Important line and we
are pleased to note his increasing bus-
tomers and ill return enjoys an in-
creasing trade. Mr. Hooten Is one of
Hobart's progressive, energetic citi-
zens and we are glad to recommend
hill, to the trade in general and es-
pecially those of our class wishing
the services of a splendid laundry.
and we can willingly recommend this ! iness. Mr. Uussell is a progressiv
popular firm to our friends and read- j broad-minded citizen and a friend to
ers ahd wish for them a continuance , oul. cause, and as such we gladly rec-
! of their prosperity and success. ommend him to our mauy readers and
WALLER PHARMACY, 121 W. 4th St.
The Waller Pharmacy is one of the
best in Hobart and nothing is band-
led but first class drugs and supplies of
all kinds usually found in an up to
date drug store. Their prices are al-
ways reasonable and their treatment
of their customers has always been
marked by the utmost courtesy. Their
prescription department is in the
hands of experienced pharmacists of
high standing and the U3e of the pur-
est of drugs in the compounding of
their prescriptions is one of the
strong claims. The management or
the Waller Pharmacy is known to be a
friend of every interest thai benefits
labor and number among their large
patronage many of our class. We take
pleasure in recommending this worthy
HOBART COTTON OIL MILL. John
T. Slayton, Manager.
Those concerns that employ labor
and represent the manufacturing inter-
ests of a city are the ones of vital im-
portance to the future of our city and
state and the field for all Industries is
at present better in Oklahoma than
any other state in the union. The cot-
ton industry is a potent factor and in
this respect we point with pride to
the above firm under the able man-
agement of Mr. Slayton. an experienc-
ed mail in this line. The Hobart t ot
W. H. ROUSH & SON, 417 S. Main St.
".Messrs. Itoush and Son. make a spe-
cialty ol everything In the line of
hcx.se furnishings and here one may
supply i heir wants from a thorough)*
reliable concern who lias
earned patronage. Messrs.
Son are well equipped also In the man-
uiacture of sheet iron and tin work,
rooting and guttering. Tills is an im-
portant branch of their business and
the public has not been slow In rec-
ognizing the firm as leaders in this
line. This establishment has been a
strong factor In the building of on.
prosperous city and we recognize in
them true friends of the working peo-
ple ami wish to state that when
need of anything in this ine In
and place your patronage
' Messrs. Itoush & Son.
dealings with the trade, •onsequently
it is easily understood the reasons
for their vast and increasing business,
T. I). Turner & Co., employ a great
many men In the transaction of their
affairs and through courteous treat-
ment to their employes can be taken
as an Index to their feelings towards
working people In general.
THE MONOGRAM, Exclusive Cloth
ing and Shoe Store.
Ask the better dressed citizens of
by honest Hobart where they purchase their
built up a well garments and it will occur to you wh>
Rou;ih & the above firm holds the prestige it
does in the clothing and shoe trade
of our city. Here one finds the best
selected "up to the minute" line of
clothing ill the Southwest and it is a
pleasure to us to recommend to our
people the Monogram as a first class
Messrs. Johnston Bros. & Simon are
well known progressive business men
aiid to their courteous treatment of
the trade, backed up with a high
grade, dependable line of goods at
right prices is to be attributed their
kuccess and prosperity.
L. L. LAUD.
The subject of this Bketch is ask-
;ug the republican nomination for
city treasurer. A l' c p r:\nt tini •
he is a ns. 'iibf-r ..f the city council.
In which body he has made a record
for activity in the work of legislation
of a constructive nature.
Mr. Land Is a native of Kentucky,
but left the land of blue graci, fan
horses and fair women to mak1 the
run In 1889 which land l him in Ok-
lahoma City where he has been ever
since. He has been more or less
identified with the growth and pro-
gress of the city, and his part has
been an active one.
His earlier years were spent on the
farm, and he knows what It is to do
hard manual labor, and this is one
reason why his sympathies have been
with the man who works for a liv-
ing. He has expressed the opinion
that labor not only has the right to
organize, but that it is its duty to or-
ganize and work for the betterment
of each other.
Mr. Land Is seeking the republl
can nomination for city treasurer of
Oklahoma City, a position he is well-
fitted to occupy because of his long
residence here, and his activity in
municipal affairs and Industrial dt
He is a stockholder In and secre-
tary or the North Oklahoma Develop-
ment company, Is a man of Integrity,
and is a thorough going business
man. ir his party should choose Mr.
Land as its nominee, and should he
be elected, the financial department
of the city would certainly be In
SCOTT & SCOTT, Farm Loans.
This Important branch of business
128 WEST FIRST
toe oil Co has forged to the front atVd„ i ably represented in Hobart by the
Lone of the city's best establishnJ above well known Jtizens and
pirlted through perseverance and ablllt)
' business men they have built up
w. W. HOOPER, 212 Main St.
No concern in Hobart enjoys a bet-
ter patronage from our citizens than
does Mr. Hooper. Here you will al-
ways find a well selected stock ot the
newest and best of Imported and do-
mestic designs in wall paper, as well
as a large stock of paints, oils, var-
nishes. In patronizing Mr. Hooper
von can always rest assured that his
prices are the lowest that can be ob-
tained, for the large quantity in which
ho buys enables him to meet the
strongest competition. Mr. Hooper is
one of Hobart's most public spirited
and progressive citizens and is a true
friend of the working people. He is
ever mindful of the best interests ot
our city and to the efforts of such men
can be attributed our commercial Im-
portance as a city. We trust that
Mr. Hooper will receive at the bands
of our many friends and readeis t u
patronage he justly deserves.
LYONS AND MATHEWS CO.. 224 W.
The magnificent and extensive stock
of lumber, hardware, paint3, oils, var-
nishes glass, lime, cement, saddles,
harness, wagons, carriages and Imple-
ments that Is carried by the Lyon &
Mathew Co. is evidence of the confi-
dence the buying public of Hobart and
vicinitv has in tills splendid firm. 1 his
is truly one of our representative bus-
iness concerns and it is with pleas-
ure that we bring them to the atten-
tion of our readers. They treat their
customers in the most courteous man-
ner possible and we note also theii
very reasonable prices. There is a -
ways exhibited in their place a strong
spirit of push and energy and it is
such concerns as these that make foi
the standing and prosperity of our
city. The management has always
shown a personal regar.l for the wel-
fare of the laboring people and in con-
sequence enjoy a large patronage
among our class. Our citizens will do
well to keep the name of Lyons At
Mathews Co. in mind when in need of
anything comprising this splendid
J. H. WIGGINS, Wall Paper and Paint,
128 4th St.
The well known store of Mr. Wig-
gins is one of the popular trading
places of Hobart. Mr. Wiggins is In
a position to serve your interests well
as he carries a splendid stock of reli-
able goods and Ills selections in Wall
Paper for the spring trade is more va-
ried and better than ever.
When in need of anything in this
line be sure to give this store a trial.
The management is public
and progressive and treats its work-
men in the mo3t considerate manner.
We wish for them a continuance of
prosperity an I success in their im-
They are known to be broadmind
ed and public spirited and are held
in high regard by the people or Ho-
bart and Kiowa county. Their opei-
ations in farm loans cover a vast field
and through their splendid reputation
and straight forward methods of eon-
and retail bakery pro- dnnting their business their success
in this line lias been well deserved.
We have always felt that tile sup-
and 11 OPEN
up a , I
held ' I
OKLAHOMA CITY, 0KLA
Lodging 25 and 50 Certs
Regular Meals and Short Orders All Hours
DAY AND NIGHT
CALLS FOR ALL TRAINS
RC >< )MS—ClGAliS T( >15 Ai < O
NYE'S BAKERY, 315 Washington Av.
Nye & Bcnewitz, Props.
ducts is the business of this well
known concern and the general public
GEO. J. EC0CK
has always shown their appreciation port given to Scott Alt Scott by tin
of the first class products of Nye's working people is only a just reeogni
i TO THE VOTERS OF OKLAHOMA
"1 hav e been a member of the repub-
From the Lafayette Ind., Leader: j |[pan [iarty tor thirty-six years, dur-
A friend of the Leader who recently j j„g all of that time I have been an
vent to Oklahoma City, brings the in-j active party worker, but^ have never
formation that our former townsman, I l>en" 11 candidate
for office, nor has
my personal views 011 public questions
IH lilt* iiiai viudo i" "uuv"" woiiMiiK I" - - - .j Fc'au,KU *
Hakery by giving to them a substan- tlon their friendship and we gladly George J. hacock, is the leading re-■ beon heretofore a matter of general
This firm is one of the most import-
ant, in the entire southwest. Officered
and managed by thorough and compe-
tent men whose object is to give our
citizens the benefit of their years of
experience as reliable abstractors.
This firm is bonded and financially |
strong and their transactions at once
lend confidence in their ablity and in-
tegrity. Their friendship to our cause
has been demonstrated in more ways
than one and we are pleased to count
them among our many friends and
supporters. If you desire to transact
any business in this line your best in-
terests will be taken care of by the
Kiowa Abstract Co.
H^ME STATE BANK.
The commercial and financial stimu-
lus of any community is largely con-
trolled by the operations of the finan-
cial institutions of that locality. These
institutions form the best index ai to
the actual state of prosperity and suc-
cess of a city. The Home State Bank
is one of our best local banking houses
and transacts a general banking busi-
ness and has long been known for
air dealing and conservative meth-
ods of its officers and has rendered
our city and citizens a splendid ser-
vice. They are all gentlemen of the
highest integrity and as business men
of aggressive habits and acumen are
publican aspirant for mayor of that I public interest or concern. Now, that
citv and with excellent prospects of I am a candidate for mayor, I deem
success. The Leader hopes that Mr it but just and proper to the public
Eacock will be? successful. He Is one to make this statement in regard to
of the most enthusiastic republicans pertinent public questions of interest
ill the United States. During the 1 at tills time:
more than a quarter or a century that First: I believe in the enforcement
he resided in Lafayette he was one 1 of law, and If elected will do my ut-
of the most untiring, active, never j most to execute all laws, the enforce-
large patronage a great number of our "important line and at prices as give up the ship republicans in the j ment of which [L'nro-
have always w MS rm, l)(. obtained for the splen city. No man in the community took Second: 1 am in favor of all the pro
did Service they render. a deeper interest in the success of posed bond issues including the park
Hv courteous'treatment and square the party than did he, and no one eon- bonds. In a city, public parks are a
all tills firm has gained trlbuted more time or money to the I necessity, and If we believe in tne ru^
has wot, campaigns and with all this he never litre greatness of Oklahoma City, and
work sought office, being ever content to
tial patronage. Their supplies are all recommend this worthy firm lo ,,
made of the purest and best to be ob- interested in the business they repr
Mr. Wiggins is one of our most sub- j tajne(j an() the pure food Inspector is sent.
stantial citizens and a true friend of; a|wayS welcome here. The members
the laboring classes. j ()t t|,|-, s)liendld finii are known to be
~ I progressive, rail* minded men and take
KIOWA COUNTY ABSTRACT co-> | iU) interest in everything that tends
tor the betterment of our city and its
people. They number among their
HOBART ICE AND BOTTLING CO.,
A. E. Fritsche, President.
The object of this well known con-
cern is to give to the citizens of Ho-
bart the very best to lie obtained in
laboring people and
shown a true appreciatiot
working man's trade.
THE CITY STATE BANK
President, D. S. Dill.
Vice-President, ,1. A. Barker.
Cashier, D. S. Wolfinger.
Strong and substantial banks such
is the above constitute the bulwark of
industrial activity. The hosts of la- ited citizens and
1,or are heartily in favor of extending dence of our R" o|."mu
bonking institution such as the found working
steadily in patronage
th- good will and favor of the
ing people as well as the citizens ol'
our city in general.
Mr. A. K. Fritsche. the progressive
president of tin- Hobart lee and Hot
tling Works is one of our public spir-
be rriendly to
them the sue<
SOL ERDWURM, 102 E. 4th St.
Dry goods, shoe3 and ladles suits.
This company has one of the largest
dry goods, shoes and ladies furnishing
stores of the city, and their great pop-
ularitv is due to the excellent values
offered to their customers and the
rair and liberal treatment offered to
their employes. They are justly en-
titled to that popularity and we wish
them every success and prosperity in
their business. They give the lowest
possible prices on first class and reli-
City State Hank its esteem and con-
fidence. They should be fostered and
encouraged to the fullest extent. Es-
pecially is this true of this particular
banking institution. It is our pleas-
ure to state that the City State Bank
has always exhibited the kindliest
feelings to the wage workers of Ho-
bart. The officers are broad minded
Lubllc spirited men who have made the
bank popular with all classes of peo-
ple in this community.
They are courteous in their dealings
and highly efficient In official capacity
as the head of this splendid banking ('o 11-f
institution. To the management can brnnri,
he attributed the siicc
State Bank enjoys.
know this firm to
utsc and wish for
which the) are
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS NA-
TIONAL BANK, Capital Stock
The Farmers and Merchants Na-
tional Bank is one of the largest and
strongest institutions of its kind in our
city and has long been noted for the
conservative methods which It lias
used In the management of its busi-
ness. The aim has been to select
strong conservative men and men of
accepted standing and character in the
community for places in its director-
B. F. COLPITTS, Plumbing
Mr. Colpitis conducts a first class
plumbing establishment at the above
address and by strictly business meth-
ods has won the confidence of the
peoplie of Hobart. Mr. Colpitis is a
man of experience In his line and
turns out nothing but best of work and
HOBART BUSINESS COLLEGE.
II. F. Cook, President.
F. A. Cook. Vice-president.
J. C. Morris, Secretary.
Tl.o value or a good business col-
lege to a city and its vicinity is so
very apparent that it needs no com-
ment. Hobart shoud be proud how-
ever, in the possession ol' a splendid
Institution like the Hobart Business
Here are taught those
of learning that fit the
young man or woma tiror their course
in ;i business life, and the many grad-
uates who are now filling well paying !
positions are all examples of the
splendid and thorough education re-
ceived at the Hobart Business Col
The management or this worthy in-
stitution are among Hobart's most |
public spirited citizens and are evei j
found co-operating with any move that
serve as a worker in the ranks. Since
moving to Oklahoma, the Leader is
informed that he has taken a like in-
terest in tin' progressive spirit that
pervades the people of the new
state and because of the Interest lie
has shown and the efforts that he has
put forth to push Oklahoma to the
front in every way, those who know*
him best are insisting he shall be-
come the head or their municipal gov-
ernment. Should he be chosen, the
people or Oklahoma City may rest as
sured that they will have a mayor 111
heurtv sympathy with their progres-
are honest with ourselves and poster-
ity, we should provide them now.
Third: The public is entitled to
the fullest Information in regard to
tiie expenditure of public funds. If
nominated and elected I shall see
that a public report Is made at least
every three months of the receipts
and expenditures of the city govern-
Fourth: I am In favor of an ordi-
nance that shall require that all ma-
terial and machinery used by the city
shall b'a the product of union labor.
Fifth: I am 111 favor of every tueas-
,ire that will promote the growth of
give buslivss welfare, and one who Is j Oklahoma City, and roster the mate-
so dlspositioned as to make them an rial and moral welfare of Its citizens,
excellent executive officer. 1 GEO. J. EACOCK.
has for its object the betterment or ■
mnterlnt and his figures on contract our city and people.
material and ^ fur|1. i w„ willing! yand unhesitatingly
recommend this valuable school to
number of readers
work is always based upon
ishing of the best to he obtained in
founTgooT^z:::1 r, nzxn |
Street & Harper
114 GRAND AVENUE
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