The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 279, Ed. 1 Sunday, March 22, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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XI >A 'i
Coal Strike Commission
Makes Report Public
INCREASE IN WAGES
Philadelphia, Pa.. March 21.—An
injunction was Issued by one of the
common pleat* courts >>f this <• ity
today restraining the- striking
moulder of issue A. Shepard \-
• stove manufacturers from pa-
ir oiling or picketing the plant, mo-
lesting and following the non-union
mi n, or from any wnv interfering
with the tirm ti business.
An abstract of ttie court's order
"We fyid thi- defendants engag. d
in an unlawful conspiracy because
they have combined together to .s. -
duce the pluintilT's servants, to in-
terfer and destroy th« plaintiff's
business and prevent other work-
men working at wages and on
t.-ims ao tptlble to them; and be-
cause they have endeavored to car-
ry out their purposes by breaking
the public peace and by stirring up
the mob to riot and violence.'
SPRINGTIME IN THE SHORT GRASS COUNTRY.
Commission Not Decided If
Union Be Recognized.
RESTRICTS CHILD LABOR
Recommends that the Laws
Governing Employment of
Children Must Be More
Rigidly Adhered to-
What Report Says.
Washington, March 21—The report of
th> commission appointed by the presi-
dent last October to Investigate the an-
thracite coal strike was ngide public to-
day. The report Is dated March ix, and is
signed by all the members of the com-
mission who are Judge George Gray, of
I >• la ware; Labor Commissioner Carroll D
Wiight un,| Hrigadier General Jr.hn M.
i.son. both of this city; Bishop John l-
Si iHldlng of Illinois; Thomas Watkins of
!'• nnsyivanla and Edward \V. Parker of
tliN t ity. The report is to be Illustrated.
I •' will be accompanied by the t.stl-
tak.n by the commission, but thus
'Ml lift- report proper hus been print
his alone covers eighty a«ven pages
< i printed matter.
in 'nilf the commission awards a gen-
< i incieas" r.f wages amounting in most
In-trmc.s to 10 per cent; some decrease of
t.r i . the s. itfement of all disputes bv ar-
h' • •' ioi ; fixes a minimum wane and a
f- ' ■ i'in cale provides against diserimlna-
' Persons by either the mine owners
• miners on account of membership
■ I t "ii-membership In a labor union and
r ' \ iil'-s that the awards made shall cou-
nt . in force until March 31. 1906. The
<• tmmfsslon discussed to some extent the
• ol '• ogi i-"ii or non-n. ognltlon
' "liners union, but declined to make
niiv award on this measure. Following Is
1 "'omission's own summary of the
I cat i;ii increase of 10 per cent over and
' "1" iatus paid In the month of
■ •p'll. Ibe paid to all contract u Iners
.uttl ig coal, yardage and other work
of concilllatipn shall be final and binding
on all parties. If. however, the sai.l
board is unable to decide- any question
submitted or point related thereto, that
ques t ion or point shall be referred to an
umpire, to be appointed, at the request of
#7. bv one of lhe circuit Judges
of the third Judicial circuit of the United
i. Vis usr decision shall be final ami
binding In the premises.
1 hi; membership of said board shall at
all times be kept complete, either the
operators or miners' organisation having
the right at any time when a controversy
is not open, to change their representation
At hearings before said board the par-
tes shall be represented by such person
-l-sons as they may respectively se-
No suspension of work shall take place
by li ekiait or strike, pending the adjudi-
rnent" any matter tuken U'J for adjust
V. Whenever requested by a majority
of the contract miners of any ollierv
cheek weigh in en or check docking bosses
!!r . i11 ' i be. •"•Ployed. The waki s
of said check welghmen and check dock
ng bosses shall be fixed, collected and
paid by the miners In such manner as the
said miners shall b ya majority vote elect,
■'lid when requested by a majority of said
-nlners. the operators shall pay th,. wages
fixed tor check welghmen and check dot k-
ing bosses out of d. ductlons made
portlonately from the earnings of said
miners on such basis as the majority of
•said minus shall determine.
\ I Mine cars shall be distributed
among miners who are at work, as uni-
formly and as equitably a.s possible and
there shall be no conceited effort on the
part of the mnlers or mine woikers of anv
colliery or collieries to limit the output I
of the mines or to detract the quality ,r j
the quality of the work, unless such "lim-
itation of output be in conformity t>• an
agreement between an operator or opera-
tors and an organization representing a
employ ralnoi'!lf 1,1 'lis or tluir
VII. In all cases where miners are paid
v ,Ulf> ,car-. t,Ul increase may add to tin
contract miners is based upon the . u-
in use. tin topping required and th. rat.
paid per ear which were In force on April
j CREMATION IN CASES
precautions adopted in en malm
he would have known that an
poisoner endeavoring to g. t rid of
victim by cremation Is almost c. i
tain to be detected. Sir Henry adds
that both here and In France I
"every oue win n a bod) I • offi r. <
for cremation the keenest impili
N made with reference to the p..-
slbillty of death being caused le
. PRES. CASTRO
Sends Message lo Venezu-
Washington. March 21— Forecast:
Oklahoma and Indian Territory
I'alr Sunday, rain Sunday night
iho miners wore given as much a.s had
been hoped for, Mr. Mitchell answered
alter an instants deliberation, "I do
not caro to say.''
"Thei most Important feature of the
I award," he continued "Ib of course the
increase of lu per cent given to the
miners. This will result In an annual
Increase or the wages or 140,000 miners
of Pennsylvania of $0,000,000. The
sliding scale provided for by the com-
mission is very satisfactory, inasmuch
as a minimum of $4.50 per ton is fix-
ed. With white ash coal at $r,.50 per
, ion at tidewater, the increase provided
j in the sliding scale will be equivalent
) to 20 per cent more on the miners'
| MAY NOT ACCEPT IT
i Resignation Causes Surprise
ti in Washington.
AGAIN ASSUMED CHARGE
After Announcing His Action
President Castro Returned
to the Capital and Took
Control, Which Is
NO OPPOSITION TO
tX-GOV. C. M. BARNES
.1 at that time from and aft« .
I l!'"-, and during the life
a;d. The amount of
ind April 1.
"i im or iii'inie June 1. 190:1.
I 1 Mat engineers who are
hoisting water shall have .
In per c to on th.-lr earn'.ny
v• inber i. l!io_\ :Uid April l
w • • I
' afiei a pi ii l. imo:: and dm i
the award they shall have .
its with the same pay whl -
the in April. 1 and wh' •
v wri: king eight hour .-hi t-
;r shifts shall ha e an hi": •
• ■ nf on th.- w iv. - whi.-ii v
in tie several poaitious in .
i"1 tin* . nglnei i■ and othoi
pumpmen, other than those
is it lor
ilntaln .1 i ontinu-
an.l A pi 11 l. i t,. he •
e June 1, 1903. and from'
I. l'.'OJ. and duiing the !
■ •••■ """ii «eic in II
i. 1J01. Any increase in the size of th.
car, or in the topping required, shall l . i
accompanied by proportionate increase in
the rate paid per car %
VIII. The following scale of wagi -hall
become effective Apt il 1. 1903, and shall
affci t all miners and mine workers in
eluded In the awards of the commission
I he wages tlx. d in the wards shall
U.o .UdlnKscal.:""11 "" und"
For each increase- of C cents In the av-
era«e price of white ash coal of • i/., -
above pea coal sold at or near New .y.V
between Perth Amboy and Kdgewat- i and
teported hi the bureau of anthracite coal
s^, ,St ICS. above say $4.60 per ton. the
• mploy es shall have an increase of i )t.
!" r cent in compensation, which shall
continue until a chage in the average of
said coal works a reduction oi an im
in compensation: but the rat.- of
pensatlon shall |n no case be less than 1
'hat Ii*'d In the awa,d That is. wh. n the !
'.i.e „ said coal reach. I 11.",:, „0I t.
the compensation will l„ increased one I
continue until the price ffliis I
j i. low $l.)ti per ion. when the mu- per'
I '' r.iise Will erase or until tin piiee
. . . ..cries JI 1,11 per ton when an additional i
1 I • • ' ni will be add.and so on.
lie a v. i age prices shall he comput. <1 '
'"! r" countar • . i. :k nan , ,1 |,
• ' «• mi lodge oi the thi.il jmi: i ,1k
'i'"'1 by the coal operators buih
comper.satU") as the appointinu ii'. --• ■ may 1
n\ which compensation shall be distrilmt' ■
ini tonnage of each mine.
In order lh.it the basis may be laid for
th. successful Working of -he s,rikil...
S,":r"1 S.S!," """ '*nii.-N
. .it - . . mmissi in. i of labor a . « rt iflt .1
tatement of the rates of compensation
! .mm, iCo. litiown in their
. ompanics, .is they existed April i tf4(. •
IX. No person Shall ... refus.-d eintW
in. rt ..i in any way discriminated against '
on account of membership or non
Billingsly, tlie Ocmocrut:c Nominee for of ^ "ipn|i"'! pr"!''n>'' .i"' aniinM.ii.
was disappointed because the commis-
sion did not recognize t he union for-
mally, and he replied that he was not.
because the decision of the commission
and its awards were in themseles rec-
ognition of the power and Influence of
the mine workers.
"After the increase of wages given
i ' he miners," said Mr. Mitchell, "the
most important awards from the min-
ers standpoint are the ones fixing a
I nine hour day and providing lor a
j hoard ot conciliation. The award gives
i nine hour day with ten hours pav
directly to 0,000 and practically all of
. - aracas,
I'reslde", Mlt-hrtl wa, asked if ! '
as disappointed because ilo* cnminis- d> nt of V. n. /,n. la . .
Withdraws From the Ticket,
dent of Venezuela Congre
'odt) ami Un presidential message was
conveyed to eoncsess Almo i Immedlate-
II Bsnor i a-tro hand) d o\«r tha .. gr-
1 l>' tbe president foil. II..IIS to t ||S
president of congress
When told Int, i that President Castro
had turned over tile fun.-lion- of his ..t
flee to the presld.llt and •eliate. G-lieral
\e|lltlnl. the Assoela'e.l I'ress illforill.lllt
expressed much surprise, in . |. « ||m
reputed understnndiiii; np.ai w I |, h tli >
rralMna.hm wn« l.u-.-.i \ lulh.l ... «.,],i
to he one of the clever.•■ i an.) ahrcw.l-
est men In Venezuelan public iif i, M
believed here If the Venezuelan conm.'s*
reruses to accept tile r.-sic, till t Ion. as lii-
llmldated by Mr lto-s.ii the I'nlr.-l
States charge at Caracas. In his dispatch
creta!v I la-
There is no .
In a brlif, but n
nominee for ni
leket. stated his
«■ the nomluatio
Guthrie, Okla , ,\l
pital city o
nasterf ul let
• 'has i:. ni|
! a due and c(
interests of o
and which 1
"It. gr. tti.
■egard for the i one of the most .
I i" may care, in this . ;tv u ,i
mines will get a nine hour day by roa-
| son of their comrades shorter hours."
| "The provision lor a hoard of con-
I . illation will result in greu' good and I lode v
I atn much pleased with it. It will com- r,;trim
| pel investigation of boih sides of eon- I
J troversies between miners ami oper-' ■ ••-'-'
I ators and bring the employes into clos-
I er relationship with their employers.
This cannot help but bring moat ben-
Mr. Mitchell was asked whether the
j portion of tlie commiKHion'.s report
j -saying that the miners unio*i as u'
i present organized offered little induce-
ment io t lie operators to enter inio on-
ractual relations with it. referring to
: to V> lutini't
ipetting the resumption
o of the presl'l. icy a-
. that the Unite
In municit al y
affairs" is out
e you. Mr. <•;
ut I .an but a
•-still i Jut hr
tonight I ha t the card, r action^ iV
nin\ . -nflleted with l'i. sl.l' tit Castro's
' I' was stated tiiat
" Wa: ondoohtedly legally nee ssary for
1 '1 ' ' '1 inn. i he pi ...-idem y
m ..i i. i to r< sign it.
\ "i Si. i ni.erg. Hi.. German mln-
1 i ise.l to h ar ..| t lift
• ■ 'I I'M Idem I 'astro lie has
' • d ' • i ff I< I a I a iinonncement of
:• ' i' ■ xpressing the hop*
- .'id ill no way inter-
• '1 11 ' \ " i inyfoii negotiations.
1 'r I"-1' I liad I "! fling to say f|e a.l.l-
1 ti'.. spe,iall\ hoped that
' ! ' a.I. ,.| 1-1. si.Imt I 'asti .1 would
'oi.ai ia Minis I r liuwen In his of-
''" V enezuelan coutrov. r-
among the I
are more sir
-aid and wi
"I think thh
(Continued on page two.)
after April 1
of the award
shifts will th.
i er month as
n in April, i
. tiiim* inn make., n|..(iiu a
y-hall be paid an Increase of it) p.
"II their earnings b. tween .Voveie
' and April 1 190 ',. to be pa id
' Jmi" 1. 1 '.103, and from ai ,|
-v 1'| 'I '• I and during the lit.
award I hey shall be paid on the
• a nine hour day receiving then t
•same w.Res as were paid in April
tor a 10 hour day. Overtime In .
i me hours In any day to be paid
I ' oportimial rate per houi.
ill During the Iif.. ,,r this
riisont methods of payment tor coal
n im .I shall he adhered to utiles-t clun - . .1
I > mutual an. . ni. nl. In all of the a'...\ e
" ■ proiIdtd that all award* Ilk.
those made ihall be paid to h,.. |Pni
i epresenta tives of such employes ns ma\
i v. ■ died slnos November 1903.
IV Any difficulty or disagreement arls
ini. under this award es e. ,ts int■ i • • • .
♦Ion or application or any way giowi-.-
.•ut of the relations of employers an •
ployed which cannot he s. ttkd i.r h.I
ed by oonsultatlon between tha
tend. Ill or manager of the mine <n
and the miner or miners directly h
ed or Is of a scope too large l„. .
'hull be referred to a permanc,-
committee, to be called a I...,-.| ,,i
rilliatlon. to consist of si* person.'
pointed as hereinafter pro\ Idl .1 thai
SUV. If there shall lie a .
e h"I. region int.. .lift i lets in
I'hlch there shall exist an oit uilzn .<
representing a majority of Hie mine
■IS or such district, one of said l.oai.l .
(oncllllatlon shall be appointed l.\ . , .
..i sai.l organizations ami three oth>
sons shall be appoint.il b\ the .,,, .
the operators in . a. h of said dim i •
pointing one person. The hoard o-
cilllatlon thus constituted shall tuk
ttnd consl.b r any .piestlon r. f. rr.-.l
as aforesaid, h.arlng th. parties to ti,,
controversy, and such evldcmv as m i, .
laid before it by etthet party , T
awmd ns4« by « majority ol iuoh board
SO FAR RESULTS
Chas. Knox indicted for Al-
leged Boodling in Senate
FOR TEXT BOOK BILL
many o; its
ingent on fore
• iiild labor.
Mitch si L's attent .
e statement in the
ons in the mining
just iiy the advi
Tilt IIAOUL PROTOCOL
Was Arraigned, But Gave $1,000 j
Bond Immediately-Oiher In ]
dictmcnts Re urned and
Some Are Anxious.
ed. but It is not km.
any of them were f
against Vork Hyers f..
•i -'ti Washington, Mare
,j *l-°",l|ed here that (Jreai
it chief I -"id Italy practically
(•pointed amendments io be
I draft of the Hagti" [
lie British aml.n-.
nis instructions n-
lie proposed it Is the
:ions to Baron St.en
ian amliasha«ii.r niav
probably by the viidd
•lust what an:. ': Ii
ambassador ha: tir.
not slated, and the r
be made public until
A .REED TO.
— I -—It is believ-
I am ii
and I mav
' nlted tSatc*
iaiT ti " report
atlnn hut stat-
i.-lived l.\- Secie.
t Castro h reaigna-
by I he A-soda ted
icing (he fact J|«
hi was Surprise.),
ad not be.
John Mitchell's Opinion of
n«f cu in me
•col, and since j
has received ~
i" changes to
. ( AN IMI'ORIA.M t LATURI
nf next week,
nts tho British
'd to propose is
ir>. tor may not
b„j- again taken up with Mr. Bowen
As a partial result of the investiga
j 'ion that has been In progress, since last
i Mon.|ay morning, regarding the alleged
I .'.idling In the upper house of th" ,.#•
: 1 '* - ••-"■ st was made
. Merday a ft i n U.ni, that .,j Chas Knox
, • . I n . cliarg.il with brlbei \ |„ !
S. hool text book hill W hich passed both '
j . .■ is a brother-in-law of Blanker W M
I The Indletmfnt charges Knox with of-
fcrlng hell a tor .1 O Illai<ene\ of Hhawnee
til" Hum ot to vuts for the school u*t
Itegardlng the grand jury Inveatigati
th. I hilly Publicist • ■ r I'lian.ll.d eontai
th. |.. lowing intervi ■« with itopi. sr iM
tive Fr.il Wagoner 01 thai clt>
"Hon Fi.-.i wagoner has returned bOMSl
to i lian.ll. r from Guthrie win re he wa " i i
railed i.-, the grand jury In ai.l ,,f their ' MARKET COM I'M S MINES TO
10 Per Cent Increase in
Wa«esto the Miners-Sliding
Scale Is Aisli Satisfactory
-ion tin' 11!
shall he appoint
> third Judicial .
i I hav
"ii Jury fn aid of"their
st I ga t ion of the lo-s of the Hiot ma-
chine i.i|| ,d which In is the author and
which lie succeed ■ ■ I In Retting through
the house bid which was later lost 'lo
tile shuffle It was thought that tile hill
passe 1 the upner he No and had he. ti
I" I h. t\\- 11 the I V* | M, #
oner believes now that it w ; ioagLsi
of sight and failed to he passed on l.v
the ciuncll us it has been seen in th".
secn tary's office since the leglsiatui.
Mr Mitchell said in . < :i.•!
terview. • I cannot comn:1
cuss i' at any leiigt
impossible for me i
peat thai on the w.
the commission an
and a de. ided \ n :« r
. Mrrch 21.-
whst he < I I.
UKluivul* will be
were posted at the col I or es of the J)o]-
iiwnre, Lackawanna and Western fV
:"d.iy stating thnt all the mine, 0pe
atcd by the company will work ii
hours per day until furt her not I.
Offl.iMs of ths 'ompsny state that it.
order Is_general^wiih in- company, a.
it ' ' ' ' " 'o a p •
COmi UtUlul'l Uiiu Cut} ilitrjj h ....
strike ! are ih<
Hetrolt, Mich., March .1.—"The
'sion of the anthracite
immlssion i^ on ti e who!
i"r inimT,. a ,i i „„
,, I '',J with it ■ asld Pre • \ .
- Ih« Unitwl Mill.. W.irkcr m,,..,,..,,'
f, j in ftn interiew tonight.
. J I he ant hraciie miners of Pennsyl- <■
. i vania ha\ > rea on to be much i.
,1 1 with the award and I an. .
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