The Labor Signal. (Oklahoma City, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 13, 1903 Page: 1 of 16
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HIGHLEY'S Printing office and the LABOR SIGNAL have moved to 325 West Main Street.
Official Journal Central Trades and Labor Assembly
OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T., FEBRUARY 13, 1903.
LABOR ASSEMBLY MEETING I TEMPLE MEETING.
Called to order by President
Roll call by Secretary Martin
showed a good attendance.
Credentials of W. Goodpas-
ture, J. H. Judson and Ben Ches-
ticli, leather workers, was re-
Committee on Labor Temple
reported progress by the Secre-
tary pro tern, C. B. Ballard.
Reports of officers and dele-
gates from the different organi-
zations all had a healthy ring,
as each had something favor-
able for the wage-earner.
Bro. Kessel introduced a reso-
lution thanking Senator T. P.
Gore, of Lawton, and other
Senators, for the stand taken on
the Child-Labor Law—passed.
Bro. Reed v reported the J. H.
IT.—the Journeymen Horse-
shoers' Union—in good working
Bro. H. J. Jennings reported
that the House at Guthrie had
reported favorably on the use of
the Union Label on Territorial
Bro. Kessell reported that the
Clerk's Union store card had
been removed from the Boston
Store, as that store had failed to
comply with the requests of the
The following resolution was
unanimously adopted bv the
Whereas, The Trades Assem-
bly has found the Labor Signal
to be a paper worthy of our pat-
ronage; therefore be it
Resolved, That this Assembly
request all organizations to be
requested to subscribe for tne
On motion the Secretary was
instructed to write to our rep-
resentatives, asking them to use
all just means in securing pass-
age of the barber's bill, now
pending before our law makers.
Bro. Reedy was elected to fill
vacancy on the boardof trustees,
Adjourned to meet again next
Thursday night in hall over Co-
The Labor Temple meeting
was well attended. The Ilorse-
shoers' and Carpenters' meet-
ings adjourned early and came
in a body.
The committee appointed to
draft and present plans for or-
ganization made its report. Af-
ter discussion and some expla-
nation the plans were adopted
1 he Secretary was instructed
to extend invitations to all the
labor organizations of the city
to elect three delegates, who
shall present credentials signed
and sealed, to represent their or-
ganization and assist in the
organizing of the Labor Temple
Association. This association
shall be strictly a business orga-
The meeting will be held over
the Co-Operative Store on Feb-
C. E. Ballard, Sec'y.
We wish to impress upon our
readers and friends the fact that
the businessmen of this city who
favor the Labor Signal with
their advertisements are not only
thoroughly reliable, but are
friendly to organized labor, and
therefore should receive your
patronage. You can depend
upon getting full value for your
money and good treatment.
Dr. Allen V. Sheridan, the great
throat and lung specialist, gives
the Serum Treatment for Con-
sumption. Cases accepted for
treatment and cure guaranteed.
No cure, no pay. References and
testimonials furnished. Office,
131 West Main street, rooms 5,
6, 7 and 8. Office hours, 1 to
5 p. m.
H Unionism Means Prosperity
For Every Business Man, 1
g When laboring men get good wages all business §E
_" men and the city and country enjoy prosperity, and EE
^ when the wage-earner is ground down by the capitalist EE
—z ^ makes it hard for the meichant and business people EE
EE generally. EE
rr? 1 he Labor Signal editor had an interview with EE
= Mr- Washburn, of the firm of Washburn, Lytic & p
H Co., Carriage, Buggy and Implement Dealers, both p
^ holcsale and retail, and one of the leading business —■
— fums of the icrritory, and he said that if thiseitv was EE
= unionized and all the laboring men got good wages. EE
EE which they deserve, that you would not know the ~E
H city in three years. He says out in Butte, Mont., P
— where he lived a few years, union wages prevailed, and EE
jEjj every business man in the city prospered, and that the EE
== wage-earner enjoyed the eight hour system. £=
= There is no reason for working more than eight ~
IS hours, at good paving wages, which gives the laboring §|
EE man time to enjoy his family. EE
E= Organize unions and better your conditions, reduce p
rr: the liouis and raise wages. 1 lie bakers have formed a ~
H union here, the teamsters should organize, the tele- S
= phone girls should organize, as they are the poorest H
j= paid of all wage-earners, the table-waiters should or- E§
— ganize in fact, all the laboring people should organize E=
p and protect themselves from the greed and avarice of =§
== the employers, that is, some of the employers. There ~
|= arc many employers who treat their men decent, while H
|E there are others who act like slave-drivers. What the =E
E= wage-earner is after is decent treatment, good wages =
[EE and eight hours. El
Good hours and wages make
-v good times and good citizens.
A Pittsburg (Kan.) dispatch
says: Every section hand on
this division of the Frisco rail-
way system quit work Saturday
morning at 8 o'clock. The cause
of the strike was a cut in their
wages. They h ad been recei ving
$1.50 per day, and a reduction
to $1.25 was announced Satur-
day. Meetings were held by the
men and it was decided to strike
rather than accept the cut.
Why is it that some of our
merchants insist onkcepingopen
nights when there is a big time
in town? Don't they think the
clerks ought to enjoy them-
selves? The people who come
here don't cxpect to find the
stores open all night.
How can a lady or gentleman
afford to clerk for $30 per month
and pay $20 for board? It only
leaves $10per month for clothes,
laundry and other expenses.
How much can they save up for
a rainy day?
One of the most polite and
popular clerks in this city is Gail
Russell, of the Pope Shoe Store.
He is one of the clerks which it
is a pleasure to do deal with, as
he is strictly honest, and when
| he says a shoe is good, that is
just exactly what lie means, and
| he knows a good shoe when he
sees it. Air. Pope employs men
! because they are good.
Every craft should become
It will be good news to the
people generally to learn that
| the Lion Store is again to open
I in our city. It furnishes em-
ployment for nearly fifty clerks
| the year round. George Gard-
nei is a gieat business manager,
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The Labor Signal. (Oklahoma City, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 13, 1903, newspaper, February 13, 1903; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc119087/m1/1/: accessed April 19, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.