Oklahoma State Labor News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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Okla. State Labor News
Tb® Worklngman'i Newspaper.
NORA I. KROGH,
Editor and Proprietor
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
Office, 217 N. Robinson St. Upctairs.
Residence Phone No. 864-
Office Phone 2452
Oklahoma City, • - Oklahoma
Entered as second class matter May
21st, 1906, at the postoffice at Okla
boma City, Okla., under the act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year
Payable in Advance.
Our columns are open to the see
retarles of the different unions and
If happening! Of Interest to all are
not published the secretaries alone
should bo blamed.
All copy and advertisements must
bo in the hands of the editor by
Thursday noon to Insure publication
In that week's Issue.
Communications of Interest to
trades unionists are solicited. They
should be briefly written, one ono
side only of the paper, and must reach
us not later than Thursday noon of
each week. The right of revision or
rejection is reserved by the publish-
Advertising rates made known upon
FOR ALDERMAN FOURTH WARD.
The I,ahor News Is authorized to
announce Mr. George W. Bllck as a
candidate for nldermnn from the
Fourth Ward, subject to the action
of the Republican caucus.
INDIFFERENCE OF UNIONS, ONE
TO THE OTHER.
Organized labor is Just awakening
to the fact that a house divided
against Itself cannot stand, and that
to gain any advantage in the future
we must pull together, because
is useless for one craft to come out
on a strike and be crucified by the In
difference of the others. The lat<
big strikes show that the men stood
firm striking, and that it was the want
of financial support and the indiffer
ence of the other crafts that beat
Organized labor has lots of fences
to repair before we can advance any
further. The problem of the em
ployed Intensified by the newer im
migrations pouring In day after day
and inflaming oonditions that are be
coming more acute in our great in
dust rial centers. We need stringent
immigration laws to stop this influx
by hordes. Let them come in «rad
nally, so that agencies for enlighten
ment, night schools, churches and
labor unions can educate them along
the lines that arc best for this
public; for trades unions aro the
quickest educator to the adult man
or woman on what they need to
know, and that Is how to make a
living honestly and that is the great-
est thing In human life, and not be
compelled to work more than eight
hours either, brother.
Out B. Koecker of Tulsa writes to
the Labor News that he has suc-
ceedd in reorganizing the hodcarriers
and building laborers into a local un
ion under a charter from the Inter-
national Hod Carriers and Building
Laborers Union of America, which is
affiliated with the American Federa-
tion of Labor. Of the new jocai or-
ganized. twenty-one were formerly
members of Crist low's so-called Inter
natitM^il Labor Union, a scab organ-
ization which Is endeavoring to dis-
rupt the A. F. of L. organization. The
new local organized by Mr. Koecker
Is composed wholly of white mem-
bers. It is not intended to discrim-
inate nghlnst the colored hod car-
riers if they can be persuaded to
throw up the charter issued by this
Crlstlow disorganizes as at Tulsa the
I. L.;, W. is not recognized as a union
worfKM the support of true union men.
Crlstlow started his organization at
Tulsa about three years ago and ha
always been a bone of contention and
j The railway conductors, that body of
[men who style themselves the conser-
| vative element of the railroad labor
, movement, after endorsing most of the
leKiHiation now pending have suddenly
decided that these bills are very radi-
cal legislation and some of them after
signing the petition for their passage
punder the seal of their local have de-
cided that It will greatly interfere with
the conductors to have a full crew
on his train and that it will be detri-
mental to them to have the mother-
bbbard type pf engines put out of bus-
iness. They also tak«* a fall out of
the boiler Inspection bill, while at most
times they are making a cupola
geranium out of themselves at from
10 to 40 far lengths away from the
'•iigtire. They have discovered that
they are not In very much danger of
an explosion mid don't think the en-
gineer and fireman need any protec-
tion. Of course the rank and file of
railroad workmen appreciate the fact
that the Individual conductors who are
here trying to establish the fact that
all of lhe brains are away from home
trylikg to look out for the welfare of
the b'ss enlightened, are doing the
balance of us an injustice under the
guise' of conservativeness, thereby
lea\ lug the public at the mercy of the
If these menare such great humani-
tarians we would suggest that at
least three out of the ten stay at homo
lest some of the radicals decide to ask
something of the company that would
not meet their approval and to look af
ter the traiwporfallon of passengers
and freight'us we consider that the
public 's being'mistreat«'d In their ab-
sence by employes that do not know
what Is best for themselves.|
Most of these gentlemen who are not
citizens of Oklahoma, frankly admit
they are not represntlng any labor
organization but are here as Individ-
uals. Fellow workers, did you ever
hear tell of any greater feeling of
brotherly love than this? When con-
ductors become so interested in leg-
islation that they will leave their work
In other staets and come to Oklahoma
to defeat legislation that in no way
concerns them. The bills that they are
trying to defeat are bills that only
concern other crafts.
These learned knights of the rail
seem to think that the same things
that are statutory laws In other states
would be adverse legislation In Okla-
homa. These gentlemen say in a cir-
cular to the senateand house of repre-
sentatives they Insist on getting a
hearing and a chance to express their
If. as they say. they are not repr«'
Renting the laboring people, then who
can they be representing surely not the
tailroad interests, and if they are
merely here to express their views,
they are evidently consuming plenty
of time and money to do so, and it is
the first case in record where laboring
men were willing to lose time and df
fray their own expenses to defeat leg-
islation that the most of the men di-
rtctly ooncerned, are asking for.
It seems strange that the railway
conductors, the smallest railroad or-
ganization, having anything to do with
the movement of trains, should have a
dozen Moses' arise to lead thousands
ofother intelligent and skillful work-
ment out of the wilderness of adverse
legislation. They also state in their
petition that Instead of the legislators
trying to enact law that would be ad-
verse to railroad companies, they
should enact laws that would give
These railroad companies that are so
timid In the face of so-called adverse
legislation, usually have all the nerve
needful when It comes to cutting the
fcrces or raising the freight rate or
pulling off trains that will interfere
with conveniences of the public. If the
laying off of men was only taking place
in Oklahoma, then they might have
some grounds for this argument, bu
as a large per cent of employees are
being discharged In other states as in
Oklahoma. They also state that about
0,004) men employed in railway ser-
vice would be effected, and that a ma-
jority of them are in with the con-
servative element. Will they please
cite us to a lodge of firemen, engin-
eers, brakemen, or boflermakers that
have protested to these bills becoming
By order of the Joint Legislative
G. B. WARREN, Sec.
When You Have <'arpcnter Work to
Give Out Sec That a Union
Contractor Gets the .Job.
Iuterest Year Friends
in the Matter.
LIST OF FAIR CARPENTER CON
W. S. Brannainan, general delivery
T. F. Donnell, 710 East Ninth St.
L. B. Bowler, 26 1-2 W. Calf.
Stewart & Stewart, 127 1-2 Grand
Avev , .
A. 8. Bacon, 16 i-2 S. Robinson. I
O. J. Parker, 717 E. 7th.
C. M. Sinclair, 408 N. Broadway.
H. R. Samples, 1126 W. 4th st.
A. L. VerBaw.
D. E. Huffman, 117 WTestern Ave.
F. W. Klein, 624 W. Sixth street.
Gross Construction Co., 14th and
W. Lawarance, 1104 W. llth st.
Jas. Mltchel, Capitol Hill.
Tom Tracey, 110 N. Harvey.
Dave Rice, 808 E. 4th.
J. A. Johnson, 417 W. Calf.
L. C. Jensen, Box 599, Phone Rj. 15
S. E. Davis, 1200 W. Grand.
J. A. Gronquiat, 625 W. 7th.
J. Barnard, 526 E. 5th.
B. H. Thurber, 824 E. 9th.
C. F. Harwood, Gen. Del.
Wm. Newbeaur, 829 E. 8th
H. P. Smiser, 420 W. 9th.
T. A. Seymore, 1318 W. 1st.
Childes & Erlemine.
Robert Playstead, 1023 E. Third.
Geo. Martin, 104 W. Wash.
Jim Noon, 410 W. Calf.
O. A. Penn, 1216 S. Walker.
W. W. Connors, 1018 W. 8th.
Thomas O'Keefe, Bins Bldg.
VV. H. Muller, 4 S. Clegern.
Howland & Struble, S. P. O.
Mechanics' Planing Mill, 700 W. 2nd.
South Side Lumber & Mfg., Co.
New State Planing Mill, 2nd and
BASS & HARBOUR
OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST STORE
BASS | HARBOUR'S
One Price Hocj&efurnisbing Store
\XTC dcs,re to nnn°unct; to our fi itnds and customers that we have adopted a new policy
in our business of everything marked in plain figures and strictly one price to all,
and that price the lowest. In marking our goods in plain figures we realize that we must
be sure the price is right and we say, no matter how many sales you hear of or what pricec.
you see, come to the BIG STORE and look through—IT VY/LL SAVE YOU MONEY
FAIR PAINT SHOPS
FAIR LIST OF HOUSE PAINTING
Harsun & Woodress. Ill W. Main.
Wm. Black, 16 S. Robinson.
S. E. Hansen, 305 W. California.
Prank Mattson. 305 N. Broadway.
Roach Bros., 225 W. Fifth.
Jno, E. Reeme, 135 E. Third.
Peterie & March, 820 W. Fifth.
A. M. Hughes, 20 W. Main.
Wilder & Van Riper, 213 W. First.
J. F. Cantreil, G16 Choctaw.
Fred E. Forgey, 201 W. Viain.
Fred Chappel, 5 N. Harvey.
The Bell Sign Co., 103 W. Main St.,'
down stairs, near Broad. I'hone 3195. j '
Buy your Furniture, Carpets, Rugs and Housefurnishings at the only
One Price House Furnishing Emporium in the New State, where you
know you are buying as low as anyone can get it.
We Make Terms to Suit You
One Price Store
PROTECT YOUR HORSES Professional (^ar^s
The Grand Fraternity pave a ball
at Delmar Hall, Thursday night un-
der the direction 6f Prof. Sherman.
The hall was beautifully lighted and
there were 126 couples on the floor.
Prof. Sherman and wife led the grand
march. Ward's Orchestra furnished
the excellent mmic for the evening.
The master of ceremonies was that of
a profTessional tramp being that of
Prof. Sherman, and garb was well
suited for the occasion of Tacky Ball
and costumes. A number of various
costumes was fltticsd for the occasion.
One especially of one of the members
By Having Them Shod at the
Following Fair Shops:
W. M. McRee. 115 W. First.
Kisenbeis & Bradley. Cor. Broadway
Murlin & Thurmond, 202 California.
W. A. Tobey.
Wright & Swinghamer.
All other* are "unfair'-
S. A. Horton
Attorney and Counselor at Law
108# W. Grand Phone 2542
Wm. T. Sidbli. J. T. Shipman
SIDELL & SHIPMAN
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
B| who wore a summer suit and carried ..
a disturbing element among the other1 silk parasol over his best girl while
local union organizations. With th«- j ,,u\v watched and danced. Mr. Moore
new local affiliated with the A. F thc secretary-trcasuerer of the Grand
of Ti. JDlOVement And oonioquontly nf- Fratet-nity cared for the window to
filiated with the Central Trades Coun -I receive the cash. Mrs. Remington and.
eity. It will prove one of the strong ! Mr: Co*did ,he receiving of puests
est locals in Tulsa, and at the same J
and acted their parts well. Dr. Kent
time wiping out the last vestige of th«
I. L. W. In Tulsa and that part of
The officers of the,new local are:
R. E. Davis, president: Charles Davis,
recording secretary; \V. Wilson, finan-
cial upcretary. Delegates to Trades
nnd l<abor Council, R. E. Dav
P. Stone and W. Wilson.
Dr. W. M. Smith
205# W. Main, Over Crescent Grocery
Chronic Diseases of Uomco and
I Phones—Office 2364, Residence 3395
When in Need of Musicians call
on Secretary Burt Grout on
Main street. Phone 485.
By this card you will know that the
barber shop where you get your face
scraped is a unon shop.
| Work called for and delivered.
! Phone 1110 112# W. Main.
Signs of All Kinds
Bell Sign Co.
103 Main St.
Down Stairs, Near Cor. Ham £• Broad.
Our Line of f
For Spring Wear
is by far the best
we have ever had
COME TAKE A LOOK AT IT
Each Piece bears the Label
was the jolly sailor boy and you can
just mane up your minds that all
those who remained at home missed a
rare treat. Refreshments was served
and all went home happy and no
doubt was glad they had gone to such
a .ball as this, is a rare one. The
, young and thc old danced and a gett-
V. eral good laugh was enjoyed by all
who was present. Home, Sweet Home
ended the ball given by the Grand
Fraternity. Information as to Where You Can Get
This card usually hang's in a conspicu-
ous place—becuuse of it,s handsome
UNION BARBER SHOPS.
TVc lave received a copy of the
Labpr'v. ww n new weekly paper pub-
lished at New York by Mr. 15. I.. Don't fail to read the address of
Russell, one of the prominent leaders j Senator G. O. Johnston of the 16th
of that place in labor circles. This I at Guthrie. This is the sentiment of
paper is officially endorsed by the j the writer: also that convict labor is
Central Federation of Labor at that j not the kind to give the public to
place and is well worth mention in | work in mines or even wear the goods
out columns. Send along the «.• made by the convicts. Such Is a
change. We wish you success. disgrace to a civilized nation to wear
| convict labor clothes made by them
Did you attend the last meeting of,or to permit a man's money to buy
your local? If not. why not? You them. When a union dollar is made
must remember that there is some- by a man, let that union man spend
thing doing every minute during these it with a man who does not sell con
Injunction times, and don't wait till vict labor goods.
you have an nxe to grind before you
go to your local.
This is too often the caBe. People
never realize the situation until they
Your Work Done Fairly.
Following is a list of the uniton bar-
her shops of Oklahoma City, thc name
and location being given:
Mr. John W. Ward, from Temple,
Tex., lias located in the llaltlmorc
building, room 303, nnd will he glad
to see you.
Beware of catchy show window OKLAHOMA CITY BOTTLING
suit® from *10 to $4o. They
cut, tryed on. or made in Oklahoma
City and have not the
• SftUKD V AUTHORITY
WORKS, Both phones 32. Bottlers
of the celebrated Dr. Peppers. Socks
PrudensGinger Ale, Iron brew. Lar-
gest plant and best facilities in thc
city for handling all orders on the
shortest notice.—Stiller Bros., Props
113 North Broadway Y
Sbo|) 428 W. Reno
Phone- Red 2635
F. H. THOMAS
Fans, Door Bells, etc.
KEYS MADE TO ORDER
Satisfaction Guaranteed. All work called for and delivered.
201 W. Main.
Don't forget to call and see the
State Labor News in its new home.
$16V£ North Robinson street, upstairs
on them as a proof. Look fctr th(s la- over Griffith, the plumber. We are
bel. IT'S IT—and phtronize home Klad to see our customers. Phone
made garments. I 2852.
CO R D E R S
SHOES AT THE RIGHT PRICE
UNION MADE SHOES
135 hain street
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Krogh, Nora I. Oklahoma State Labor News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1908, newspaper, March 13, 1908; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc154800/m1/2/?rotate=270: accessed January 25, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.