The Labor Signal. (Oklahoma City, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 12, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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TKe Labor Signal
Official Journal Central Trades and Labor Assembly.
^OKLAHOMA CITY 0. T., OCT. 12, 1905.
Bryan on Labor's Rights.
In a recent address on the
laboring man's rights, the Hon.
W. J. Bryan said:
"I believe in organized labor.
Those outside of the labor or-
ganizations. even those laboring
men who most bitterly oppose
the labor organizations, [profit
by the organization.
"There are certain things
which the laboring man has a
right to ask ol society. Let us
enumerate a few of these. First,
he has the right to ask for reas-
onable hours, and I believe the
eight hour day is a reasonable
request. The wage earner is not
a beast of burde'n; he is a hu
"The laboring man has thi
right to ask for arbitration ol
conditions between labor and
capital. There ought to be in
evetv city, in every state, and in
the nation a permanent arbitra
tion board with power to in
vestigate and report on any la-
"The compulsory investiga-
tion of a labor trouble must bi
distinguish, d from the eompul
sory enfoicement of the findinj.
of the board It is far moreim
portant that the investigatioi
shall be compulsory when either
party desires it than that tht
finding shall be binding, because
public opinion will surelv en
force a fair and impartial find-
"The laboring man also has a
right to ask for reasonable com-
pensation, and the reasonable-
ness of compensation must de-
pend on the conditions that sur
Devouring Our Own Chil-
"We believe in the eight hour
day," says Tom Watson, "fot
labor in government works, in
factories, workshops and mines
"We believe in the regulation
of child labor in factories, work-
shops and mines to the end that
children of tender age shall not
be made to slave out their lives
in order th;it corporations shall
have cheap labor and large div-
"Saturn, the old fable tells us,
devoured his own children.
Christian civilization does tht
"As long as we permit children
of 10 and 1 2 years to labor 8 to
14 hours p« r day in our mill-
and wo kshops, modern civili-
zation is another Saturn." We
are devouring our own children "
Pawnee Bill is Coming.
Next Monday, Pawnee Bill's
famed Wild West Show will ex-
hibit in Oklahoma <"ity This
show it too well known to need
any commendation. Everything
is up to-date a treat is in store
for all tho>e who attend.
Oklahoma City Fall Car-
nival Opens Monday.
The Oklahoma City Fall Car-
nival, which is to be given for
the benefit of the Humane So-
ciety and the Oklahoma City
Rescue Home will open on Mon-
day night, October 16,and run
one solid week. The committee
in charge includes Mayor MesJ
senbaugh, Messrs. S. C. Her-
man, A. J. Vance, A.* R. Klein-
-ehmidt, Rev. Kelly and Ur. R,
They have been fortunate in j
-ecuripg the Great Gaskill Car-
nival Company, which is recog-
nized as the largest and best car-
nival company on the road.
The Gaskill Shows need no in-
troduction to the people of Ok-
lahoma City, as they played a
week's engagement here a year
ago last spring, and the people
will remember them as the best
and cleanest carnival company
i hat has ever visited the city.
The vacant lot one block west
of the new courthouse on Main
street has been selected by the
committee as the location for
the Gjskill Shows, and every -
hing is in readiness for their
arrival. Some of the attractions
The Great Oscar Babcock, in
<iis death defying act of Looping
lie Death Trap Loop and Leap-
ing Gap. while seated on an or-
unirv bicycle; Chas. Felton,
the undisputed World's Cham-
pion High Diver; the Great Gas-
mil Zoo, with its 30 trained
wild animals; Prof Wood's
Dog and Pony Circus; Roberta,
Zelda; the Girl from Up There;
Palace of Illusions; Peggy trom
Par s, in her dance of the Mid-
night Sun; Prince Youturkev on
the hiyh wire, and in his famous
-^lide for Life; House of Trouble;
the Great Train Robbery; the
Ping Pong Girls; House Upside
Down; Big Plantation Show;
the Gaskill Stadium with ten big
feature acts, including tumblers,
acrobats and feats of strength,
and seven other shows.
Tuesday afternoon will be
Children's Day. Every child un-
der the age of 15 years will be
given a free ticket to the main
yate bv calling at Vosburgh's
book store For sweet charity's
sake the Lion store are giving
everv person who calls at their
store a ticket for Friday after-
noon Everyone is interested in
the carnival, as the proceeds are
equally divided between two
verv deserving charitable insti-
tutions, and it is safe to predict
that with the Gaskill Shows
as i he amusement feature, the
Oklahoma Fall Carnival will be
the largest in the history of the
Pawnee Bill's great show will
exhibit in Oklahoma City, Octo-
The.new labor hall is now
ready for occupancy. All unions
that have not made arrange-
ments to hold meetings in same,
should send requests to the Cen-
tral Trades Assembly next Thurs-
day evening, October 12
L C. Huey, President.
C L D mghertv, Secretary.
What's the Use?
That much vaunted organiza-
tion of employing printers who
style themselves the Typothetae,
are still trying to keep up their
fifht on the eight hour move-
ment of the union printers. But,
what's the use? Iu nearly every
place where a strike has been
declared, at least one or two
firms has renounced allegiance
lo the Typothetae and signed
the eight hour contract with the
local printer's union. In other
places the Typothetae resort to
advertising for country printers
to take the place of strikers,
offering fancy wages In only a
few instances have they suc-
ceeded in luring the country
printer from his native wilds,
and even where success partly
crowned the Typothetae's effort
and the country printer re-
sponded, only a few days lapsed
before he invited the Typothetae
to "go to." So what's the use
of the members of the Typo-
thetae fooling themselves and
demoralizing the printing busi-
ness generally? ,
The Typothetae is wrong trom
every fair standpoint, and no
one knows it better than the
members of that organization.
Those who still pretend to know
it all and fail to sign the eight
hour contract, will awake on
the morning ot January 1, 1906,
and received a jar that will
"hold 'em awhile." The print-
ers are thoroughly organized,
both citv and country, and will
win in this eight hour fight as
surely as the sun rises. No sane
person doubts this for a mo-
The Ping Pong Girls at the
G «skill Shows. Better than
"God moves in a mysterious
way his wonders to perform."
Tom Lawson, of frenzied finance
fame, was invited to address the
labor unions of Kansas City. He
failed to show up, but he sent a
representative in the shape of a
$1,000 check. The money will
be used in helping to build a la-
bor temple in that city. It is to
be regretted that most speakers
are immune from the $1,000
Dallas Typographical Union
No. 173 has made an assessment
of 10 per cent on all working
members to aid the book and
job printers of Dallas on strike
for the eight hour day contract.
Weekly benefits for men on
strike were fixed at $7 per week
for single men and $10 for mar-
ried men. Telegrams from labor
unions in North Texas were re-
ceived pledging financial aid.
The Shelby Smith incident is
closed. "He made a neat apology
and said them words he spoke
'bout that executive board was
intended as a joke." Everything
is now serene—mavbe.
MATINEE AND NIGHT.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Robert Sherman's Great Comedy Drama,
An Interesting Story of Human Nature.
Introducing Good, Up-to-Date
SEE the Great Mob Scene
'SEE the Funny Country Boy
SEE the Arkansaw Farmer
Fun from Beginning to End. Don't Fail to See It.
Matinee Prices—Adults, 25c. Children, 10c.
Night Prices—25, 35, 50 and 75c.
Seats now on sale at Weaver & Seaver's.
SUNDAY NIGHT. OCT. 15
The Russian-Japanese War Drama,
\ Russian $|)i|
Written from incidents of the Oriental War,
BY H. W. HAYES.
A Car Load of Special Scenery.
SEE—The Governor's Palace.
SEE—The Japanese Tea Garden.
SEE—The Fall of Port Arthur.
SEE—The War Ships in Action.
SEE—The Gambling Scene.
SEE—The Geisha Girls.
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE.
Prices—25, 35, 50 and 75c.
Seats now on sale at Weaver & Seaver's.
No. 117 North Broadway, Oklahoma City
J. L. SCHM1TT,
JEWELER, OPTICIAN AND PHOTOGRAPHER, WATCH
AND CLOCK REPAIRING WORK GUARANTEED.
Twenty-five Minatures, in Five Different Positions, for 25
Cents. Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Pictures, Photos, Phono-
graphs and Optical Goods ..... . .
I 19 South Harvey Street
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