Oklahoma State Labor News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, August 16, 1907 Page: 2 of 4
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Otla. State Labor News
The Worklngmfin's Newspaper.
NORA I. KROGH,
Editor and Proprietor
Office, 307 North Robinson Street.
Residence Pbooe No. 864-
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
at 307 North Robinson Street.
3kIt.hom OUjr, • ■ Oklahoma
Entered as second class iratter May
Slst 190P, at the postofflce at Okla-
homa City, Okla., under the act of
Congress of Marcli 3. 1879.
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Payable In Advance.
' All cony and advertisements must
l,eIn the liaixla tho editor by
Thursday noon to Insure publication
In that week's lafiue.
Communications of Interest to
trades unionists are solicited, I hey
should be briefly written, one one
nlde only of the paper, and must reach
«s not later than Thursday noon of
each week. The right of revision or
rejection Is reserved by the publish-
Advertising rates made known upon
The following local unions have en-
dorsed the Oklahoma State Labor
News us their official paper and rer
Federal Labor Union No. 12374.
Structural Bui Id era Alliance.
The Bricklayers' Local Union No. 1
Plasterers International Union No. 170
Printing Pressmen Union No, 14(>
Garment Workers No. S3.
Musicians' Local No. 376.
Cigar Makers Union No. 460.
International Alliance of Theatrical
Stage Km ploy 68.
Carpenters and Joiners of America
locnl union No. 276.
Brotherhood of HJllctrlclana, local
p?lon No. 155.
International Brotherhood of Elec-
tricians, local union No. 456.
Woman's Union Label League local
Journeyman Earners' Local Union
Retail Clerks local union No. 355.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
Statehood Lodge No, 688.
Carpenters and Joiners of Amer-
ica, local union No. 1398.
Teamsters' Local Union No. 572.
Brewery Workers' Local Union No.
Tinners' Local Union No. 124.
Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers' In-
ternational Union Local No. 26.
The Course tuken by The Oklahoma
State Labor News last week announc-
ing that It would support th« candid-
acy of Governor Frants to succeed
hlmseJf, of Hon. Silas H. Held, or El
Hcno, for attorney general; of Hon.
N <: Turk, for lieutenant governor,
and M. P. StII1 well, of Bartlesville,
fur state treasurer has met with u
ready response and the entire approval
of its many readers.
Our reasons for taking the course
we did were fully explained at the
time and have been bountifully con-
Armed during the days following Ihe
more that we consider the record o(
Governor Frants, the more we must
conclude that he will prove a far
better friend of the laboring classes,
and union labor In particular, than th.-
pelf-styled "Boss" who heads the op-
Governor Frants has repeatedly, in
his official acts, shown himself to be
friend of organized labor Where
we have then on the < ne side the
absolute record of a candidate
weigh against not only nn rccord
whatever, hut broken promises in
other directions, we may feel safe In
supporting the man who has done
methlng, rather than the man who
has no other record than that mad**
up of negotlve results. The same thing
Is true as regards the other candi-
dates. _ ,
Not only Mr. Held, but Mr. Turk
and Mr. Stlllwell as well, have all
good records In this direction. I hey
all ldeatitled with organised labor
In some way or other while their op-
ponents not only have no connection
with organized labor, but, as far as
known, have no particular sympathy
with It. We advise our renders to look
Into the history and records of these
men ns thoroughly as they may and
then to compare the performances of
the Republican party In general—
both national and state—with the
Democratic party. If they will do
this, we shall have no fear of our
position not being sustained by each
and every one of our readers.
(By he Rev. Charles Selile.)
1 have Just written to the pastors
of i i.uoil I'resbyterlan churches re-
questing that they preach on some
phase of the labor question on "La-
bor Sunday." It comes, this year on
September 1, and always on the day
before Labor Day. Of all days of the
year. It Is the time when the church
may most reasonably address Itself
to the problems of the tollers. "Lubor
Sunday" i.as become a calendar day
In th. Presbyterian church It recog-
nises the millions who toll in th*
humbler places ot life.
May 1 suggest that organized labor
co-operate wtlh these ministers on this
occasion, In making It the most suc-
cessful service < f its kind ever held
In your town? It may be made to
mean much to Ihe cause of the work-
Many a preacher has a message
both for the worklngman and for his
employer, which he would be glad to
give but he fears that his invitation
may be treated llfhtly by the trades
unionists. How would It do to have
trades unionists Invite the minister to
preach a labor sermon on Labor Bun
day and then hustle to get him a
crowd. This would he one of the best
hits of work for the cause that
some of you will have accomplished
In many .a day. Try It, anyway. The
standing of the worklngman will b«
elevated through such a meeting. The
church folks will know more about
your alms and aspirations, and then
they will be In a position to help more
HANKS OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
American National Bank corner
Broadway and Main street
Bunk < f Oklahoma City, 228 West
Columbia Bank & Trust company, 1
135 West Main street.
Farmer's State Bank. 200 West
Planters & Mechanics Bank. 20 N.
State National Bank. 201 W. Muln.
Security National Bank. S. W. cor-
ner Broadway and Main.
Western National Bank. 101 W.
All members of organized labor In
the city wishing their picture In the
Ijabor Day Issue should forward cuts
to the Labor News Office, 307 N.
Robinson, at once. Those having no
cuts should send photographs and we
will have cut made. Do not delay un-
til the last moment and then kick
Luther Langston, the newly elected
secretary-treasurer of the Oklahoma
State Federation of Labor. has had his
salary raised from $25 per month to
$100 per month. The raise In the
secretary's salary was made In order
to have the secretary devote his entire
time to the duties of the office. The
salary of $100 per month Is not any
Bridgeport, Texaa.—Editor of The
Oklahoma State Laibor News. Please
extend congratulations to the Oklaho-
ma State Federation of Laibor. And
wishing you a successful and a pros-
perous career, in the labor movement,
I remain, very respectfully,
Ex-pres. Stah* Federation of Texas.
The Ijabor News is not a partisan
political paper, hence we are not com-
pelled In any sense to support any
of the nominees of either the Republi-
can or Democratic parties or any ether
party. However, when union men are
placed before the people The l>abor
News will support them. Both the
Republican and Democrats have
placed union men on their state ticket.
When union men are opposing each
other for the same office. The l>abor
News does not attempt to tell Its
readers us to which one should be
elected; however, In case one party
ticket offers a union man and tho
opposing party offers a non-unionist.
The Ijabor News shall support the
union man; In case neither candidate
is « member of a union we have the
privilege of supporting the candidate
whose past record Is clean on the la-
For this reason The Labor News
has seen lit to support a few of the
candidates on the Republican state
ticket; because the opposing candi-
dates on the Democratic ticket. If
elected, woul^ refuse to recognize the
Since Its very Inclplency the Repub-
lican party has been legislating in
nearly every congress for the up-
building of labor and the betterment
of conditions for the woiklng classes.
Nearly every law on our statute hooks
had Its origin In some Republican
committee room and owes Its pas-
sage to a Republican majority In con-
gress. Every form of heneflclal legis-
lation which has ameliorated the con-
dition of the working classes, whether
wages, or savings, has been Republi-
can legislation. Every form of tariff
which has given protection to Ameri-
can lubor. fuller employment and
higher wages, has been due to the
Republican party. Nearly all the
laws for the betterment of sanitary
conditions, hours of labor, child labor
and employers' liability can be tractd
to a Republican source. In short, the
Republican party has, for the past
half century been the strongest and
almost the only friend of the working
man as far as national legislation is
converned. The working men of Ok-
lahoma and the Indian Teritory on
September 17th should consider this
when they cast their ballots for mem-
bers of congress and for members of
the state legislature which will choose
wo United State senators. Oklahoma
should be represetned In the national
legislature by men who are In har-
mony with the majority and men who
will continue on the statute books, or
at least not vote to repeal the national
forms of legislature which have re-
sulted In the betterment of the so-
called working classes throughout the
Ijabor Day In Oklahoma City this
year will be a memorial one. From
Indications one of the biggest crowds
ever assembled in this city will be
here on Monday, September 2. Chick-
asha, Tulsa and Guthrie unions have
signified their intentions of taking
part in this year's Labor Day cele-
bration at Oklahoma City. In the
way of speakers it Is confidently ex-
pected that Samuel Qompers. presi-
dent of the American Federation of
L<abor, James Lynch, president of the
International Typographical union and
r>r. G. H. Bradford, chancellor of
the Bpworth university, will be the
prominent speakers. The committee
from the Trades Council having the
matter of arrangements for the im-
portant day In hand are doing eve^v-
thlng in their power to have every-
thing in readiness and In tip top
shape by September 2.
headquarters for the committee on
floats have been established at 202
West Grand avenue with John Van
Elm, business agent of the Trades
Council, and O. W. Ashton. business
agent of the Structural Building Alli-
ance, In charge. Parties desiring In-
fo'- atlon ns to floats for Labor Day
participation nre requested to call at
the above address.
OIU IIARI) TO ESCAPE.
Will lie Sentenced to Hang. Com-
muted, and Allowed to Go.
_ .!ter Breen, an atorney, who has
been In Boise watching the Haywood
trial, makes tho following statement
us to the flnnl disposition of Harry
"Orchard will be convicted of mur-
der In the first degree," said Breen.
"The community will not stand for
anything else Rut he will not hang,
according to present plans. The plan
is to have him sentenced to hang
Then Governor Gooding will commute
bis sentence to life Imprisonment.
"Orchard, who Is to be provided
with money from unknown sources,
will then make his escape from pris-
on. The details Include a ticket to
England. No mention of the escape
is to be mode for six weeks, so that
he will be safe from pursuit."
Rreen does not reveal the source of
his Information other than to say that
Orchard told him about It In the peni-
D. A. CRAFTON,
For Corporation Commissioner.
D. A. Crafton, of Shwnee, the re-
publican nominee for Corporation
Commissioner, deserves the hearty
support of union men. Bro. Crofton
is chairman of the Legislative Com-
mittee of Oklahoma-Indian Trritory
Order of Railway Conductors and
secretary-treasurer of the Joint Leg-
islative Board. He has had 23 years
experience as a railway employe and
lias always forked with and In the
interest of the union men. Bro.
Crafton being a union man In good
standing should receive the united
support of every card man and we
are satisfied Bro. Crafton will prove
an efficient and worthy commis-
sioner la case the voters elect hlm
to the office.
WM. T. SIDKU. J- T. Shipman
SIDELL & SHIPMAN
Attorney! and Counselors at Law
Gome to the Natatorium
EAST OF DELMAR
The Famous Grubbs Steam Baths
Fully installed and all who have ever taken
them say that it heats Hot Springs. Come
and take a swim. Hot shower baths tree to
swimmers. Water is pumped tresh every day
Glasses Properly Fitted.
Broken Lens Duplicated
Spectacle and Eye Glais Makera
106 N. Robtn n DR. KING, Ocullit
FURNISHED ROOMS. CALLS FOR ALL TRAINS. PHONE 2210
GRANT'S HOTEL and RESTAURANT
Regular Meals and Short Orders at All Hours. Open Day and Night,
tirular Meal. JO Cents. *«' Tickets, 21 Meals for I1 0.
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. 128 WEST FIRST ST.
S. A Hokton M. G. Mkistkr
Horton & Meister
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
108J4 W. Grand Phone 2542
A. T. EARLEY
Attorney at Law
0 814 Grand Ave. Phone 2129
CORD E R S
SHOES AT THE RIGHT PRICE
UNION MADE SHOES
/IAIN STREET Oklahoma City
The First Annual convention of the
Kansas State Federation of Labor is
In session at Topeka, Kansas, and
marks a new era for Kansas unionists.
We expect to see a vast Improvement
In Kansas conditions from a laboring
tnan's standpoint. The conditions in
Kansas have been bad, very bad.
Wages are low all over the state In
comparison with what the same class
of mechanics are receiving In ad-
joining states. Kansas has some good
labor laws, but the trouble Is they are
like tho prohibition law, not enforced,
although a labor confmlssloner Is
kept In office by the state to see to
the strict enforcement of these labor
laws. It is safe to say that after
the formation of the State Federation
under the A. F. of L. the laws that
are now In force that are favorable to
labor will be strictly enforced and
many new ones will be enacted from
tlrno to time. Here Is hoping that
everything is being harmoniously car-
ried out at the Topeka convention.
The officials of the telegraph com-
panies are giving oat the same old
rot of refusing to recognise tho union.
The present strike of the telegraphers
could be settled In fifteen minutes
if the telegraph company officials
would only get off of their high horse.
The sooner the corporations recognize
the unions, just that much sooner
will labor and capital get closer to-
gether. Unions have come to stay
and no set of blggots as are now
running things fqr the corporations
can down them. The blame for the
present telegraph strike must be
placed where It belongs—the tele-
graph companies. The sympathy of
the public is clearly with the strikers,
and as long as the men out on strike
conduct themselves properly the pub-
lic will be with the men. Hold out
boys, It Is only a question of time
when your just demands will bo met
by a surrender on the part of the
One reason why Oklahoma should ,
Join the Republican states In the com- j
Ing election Is because the Republl-
can states In almost every Instance, j
have shown a preponderance of fi-
nancial legislation affecting the work-
ing man. primarily In the state and ;
afterwards In the entire country.
Whether we consider the acts affect-
ing wages and hours of employment,
whether we consider the sanitary
conditions, or the regulation of worn- j
an and child labor, whether we con-,
alder the matter of protecting union
labor, or boards established for con-
ciliation and arbitration—in short,
whether we consider any form of la-
bor legislation, we shall And more
than double the number of Republi-
can states regulating these conditions
and engaged 1" berefldent legislation
for the working man than can be
, found in any list of Democratic
J states. Beneflcleilt legislation affecting
! the laboring classes would seem to fol-
j low in the Republican wake. It
I would, therefore, seem that the very
best course for the working men of
Oklahoma to pursue would be to see
to it on September 17 that Oklahoma
! Joins tlie ranks of Republican states,
if far no other reason than the Re-
publican party Is always looking out
| for the best Interests of his wage,
! property, home, children and fireside.
EDWARD E- REARDON,
OKLAHOMA CITY BOTTLING
WORKS, Both phones 32, Bottlers
of the celebrated Dr Peppers. Socks
PrudensGinger Ale, Iron brew. Lar-
gest plant and best facilities in the
cit.v for handling all orders on the
shortest notice.—Stiller Bros., Props
11 Broadway Phone 509
Wade H. Spear
Wines and Liquors
HILL'S BUSINESS COLLEGE
TBL K PHONE 343 4
will pay your tuition until August 12 in the day-
night and Saturday school. A** • student, any de
Special attention given to this stud v. Card writ-
ing a specialty ^'ipbl School -Enrolling students
every night. Night school all summer Only one
in city. An'* tudy, good teachers, no pupil teaching
OK CALL :..i T«IK COLLEGE
|J<? W*st First Strast.
Mrs. J. K. Perrine, Proprietress
Livery in Connection
Dr. W. H. Smith
205# W. Main, Over Crescent Grocery i
Chronic Diseases of Women and
Phones-Office 2364. Residence 3395
THE MARSHALL CO.
P.cture Framing and Art Department |
Funeral Directing and Embalming
Private Ambulant. .
200 N. Broadway- Phone 90f *
P. M. HOLMES K■ YATES
For Up-to-date Work, Call at the
New State Laundry
•J4 MAIN STREET
J. CHANOWSKY & CO.
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS
24 California Avene Prompt Attention to Mail Orders
Candidate For County Attorney
Edward E. Reardon, the republican
nominee for County Attorney of Ok-
lahoma county, Is soliciting the votes
ot union men and asks to be remem-
bered on election day, September 11.
During these hot days we would
rather be the ice man than running
for the best political office on earth.
Being neither the ice man nor a poli-
tician we are compelled to plod along
as best we can with the help of our
enemies and knockers.
Mrs. George E. Berry, wife of Bro.
Berry of the Painters' local, intends
making? a week's visit with friends at
RIDEN0DR-BAKER MERC. CO.
Succcssors to Oklahoma Wholesale Urocery Co
FOIJ I AUDI} hAY Importers and Roasters of the well known
Then Fvery Olhcr Day COCOA BLEND, AMBER CREAM
JAVOKA AND QUAIL
Brands of Coffee. Fresh Roasted Daily- Oklahoma City, U. S. A
It Pavs to See
BELL SIGN CO.
5-7-9-11 S. Robinson
W. R. FOX & COMPANY
REAL ESTATE AND RENTALS
Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Kansas, Missouri
and Texas Lands
"7J* W. IJrand Ave.
Deringer, Russell & Co., dealers in
dry goods, millinery,Women's Ready
toWear Clothes and Men's Furnish-
ing Gocds. located at 227 West Main
Btree-t. Invite union men to give them
a share of their patronage.
O. L. Hudson will soon depart fi>r
Snid where be will open up a gent's
clothing nnd furnishing house. Tho
Labor News wished Mr. Hudson suc-
Be consistent by demanding the
union label on every purchase. The
merchants ns well as the tnde move-
ment will thank you for demanding
Tho New State Shirt nnd Overall
factory has moved to their new quar-
ters upstairs over corner Robinson and
Second streets. AH union men should
hear In mind thnt this factory uses the
Garment Maker's label and that we
should patronise home Industry.
^ Winter Summer ^
EE. J. C1DD1NCS
httorney hnd counsellor
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA
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COMPOSER AND ARRANGER OF Ml'SIC
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Krogh, Nora I. Oklahoma State Labor News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, August 16, 1907, newspaper, August 16, 1907; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc154776/m1/2/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.