Hooker Advance (Hooker, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, January 14, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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INSURANCE CO'S SHOW
GIVES ADVICE TO NEWLY ORGAN
Commissioner McComb Submits
Complete Report of the Condi-
tions—Before He Resigned
Guthrie— Insurance companies col-
lected In Oklahoma during the year
1908 premiums* abrogating the sur-
prising total of $6,233,016'and during
the same period paid claims aggre-
gating $2,989,041, as shown by the ta-
bles In the annual report of Insurance
OomtniHsioner T. .T. McComb, written
before he resigned, but Just from the
press. Oklahomaus paid $2,939,262 for
lire In suranoe, $2,889,059 for fire in-
surance, and $404,695 for miscellane-
ous Insurance. Life Insurance com-
panies $1,164,633 on Oklahoma claims,
fire insurance companies $1,709,112
and miscellaneous companies, $115,-
Fraternal Insurance companies dur-
ing the year collected $933,211 in as-
sessments In Oklahoma and paid out
$668,423 on claims. Other life insur-
ance companies paid out only $496,-
210 In claims, but collected $2,006,051
in premiums. Total fraternal Insur-
ance In force In Oklahoma at the end
of the year 1908 was $108,611,109 anil
other Insurance $55,960,186. There
were 32,640 old line insurance policies
In force. Forty-four old line Insurance
companies are doing business In Ok-
lahoma and 31 fraternals.
Ninety-five foreign fire Insurance
companies are doing business In the
state and at the close of 1908 had
$253,463,554 of insurance In force; six
domestic stock fire Insurance com-
panies have $7,226,159 In risks and six
domestic mutual companies $3,864,638.
Let 8urety Companies Act.
New York, Dec, 31.—The cotton
market opened steady at unchanged
prices to an advance of 6 points on
overnight buying orders, but soon
eased under realizing and In sympathy
with indifferent cables. Trading was
not very active, but the reactionary
tendency was held in check by the
strong southern Bpot situation. Dur-
ing the middle of the morning prices
ruled within a point or two of last
night on buying by Liverpool and the
New Orleans, Dec. 31.—Cotton,
8pots were firm; low ordinary, 11
13-16c; ordinary, 12 5-8c nominal;
good ordinary, 14 l-16c; strict good or-
dinary, 14 l-2c; low middling, 14
15-16c; strict low middling, 15 1-4c;
middling, 15 l-2c; strict middling,
15 5-8c; good middling, 15 3-4c; strict
good middling, 15 15-16c; middling
fair, 16 l-16c; middling fair to fair,
16 7-16c; fair, 16 13-16c nominal. Re-
ceipts, 6,948 bales; stock, 170,183
bales. Futures closed steady. De-
cember, 15.86c nominal; January,
15.86c; March. 16.31c; May, 16.70c;
July, 16.91c; September, 14.69c; Oc-
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 31—Cotton,
higher, middling, 15 l-2c. Sales, none;
receipts, 1,663 bales; shipments, 1,-
610 bales; stock, 42,200 bales.
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 31.—Cotton,
steady, 14 5-16c.
A Fine Gold Watch.
Guthrie.—Bank Com. A. M. Young
was presented with a fine gold watch
by the bank examiners working under
him, who are here to prepare their
reports, which must be filed on the
first of the year.
Taxpayers Meet and Photest.
Beaver.—Fifty of the taxpayers of
Gate township met and discussed the
high tnxes of the county. There was
one thing that they will agree on, and
that was, that taxes are too high, as
there seemed to be no remedy for
Guthrie.—In connection with tn«t this year. There was no organized ac-
suggestion of amendments to the bank tlon taken, but It was the concensus
guaranty law, one proposition which
seems to be meeting with considerable
favor Is that the effort for a state
guaranty of deposits be abandoned
and Instead all of the banks be re-
quired to furnish surety bonds for the
protection of, their depositors. J. K.
Jenkins, editor of the Muskogee Phoe-
nix, Is one of the principal advocate*
of this plan, which he claims to have
suggested In lowa when the matter
was first broached there.
of opinion that farms in Gate town-
ship are taxed too high and that an
Injunction Is Imposed on the taxpay-
ers of Gate township In that they have
to pay exorbitant state and county
Increased Price of Elk Teeth.
"During the last five years the value
af elk teeth has more than trebled,"
eald a western traveler at the Fred-
eric, according to the St. Paul Dis-
patch. "In 1904 you could get any num-
ber of fine specimens In Idaho, Mon-
tana, Washington and bordering states
for $2.50 apiece. Now you will pay
from $7.50 to $10, and they are hard
to get for even that. The Apache,
Sioux, Comanche and Chippewa Indi-
ans used to have dozens of them in
their possession and traded them for
trinketB. But the redskin got wise to
their value, and you can buy them
from a regular dealer cheaper now
than from the Indian. The passing
of the elk and the great demand made
by the members of the Elk lodge for
teeth for emblems have boosted the
The traveler recited an Incident of
an Oklahoman who bought a robe cov-
ered with elk teeth from a Wichita
Indian for $100. He cut oft the tedth
and cleaned up $2,200 on the deal.
A Drama on the Street.
A remarkable coincidence occurred
at San Bernardino, Cal., one day late-
ly, whereby a couple about to be di-
vorced were happily brought together
again. Mrs. Walter Preston was on
her way to the court to secure a di-
vorce against her husband when her
little daughter darted In the path of
an onrushlng motor car. The moth-
er's screams attracted the attention
of a man who dashed in front of the
machine, seized the little girl and
leaped to safety as the automobile
shot by. The rescuer proved to be the
husband and father. Explanations
were soon made, and the two made
their way to the attorney's office,
where Mrs. Preston tore up the di-
A Lesson In Economy.
"I notice you always fling the driver
your purse when we take a convey-
ance," said the heroine of the his-
"I do," admitted the hero of the
"How do you expect to support a
wife? Give him the exact legal fare
hereafter." — Louisville Courler-Jour-
Old Lawyer (to young partner)—
Did you draw up old Moneybag's will?
Young Partner—Yes, sir; and so
tight that all the relatives in the
world cannot break It.
Old Lawyer (with some disgust)—
The next time there Is a will to be
drawn up, I'll do it myself!"—New
"Civilization," remarked the canni-
bal king, "promotes some strange
"To whom do you especially refer?"
Inquired the missionary.
"Among you the ultimate con-
sumer Is regarded with sympathy.
Here he is considered very lucky."
"It takes all kinds of people to
make a world," said the ready-made
"Certainly," answered the plain per-
son; "look at explorers. Some of them
excel with mathematical instruments
and some with typewriters and picture
Would Surprise Him All Right.
First Girl—I want to give my fiance
a surprise for a birthday present.
Can't you suggest something?
Second Girl—You might tell him
At the moment of their fall Adam
and Eve, being Innocent, were used to
doing things in an unconscious man-
That Is to say, they didn't Fletcher-
With the result that they failed of
getting the full effect of the apple-
all the protelds and carbohydrates.
However, In thler blind, blundering
way, they attained to euough knowl
odge of good and evil to mane them
terrible bores to themselves forever
after, and to all their descendants like-
wise unto the present generation.—
"That man spends his life In an en-
deavor to get people to do things on
"That's fine and philanthropic!
What does he do for a living?"
"Sells book on the installment
"You see that man across the
street? Well, you can always get cut
rates from him for his work."
"What Is it?"
"Trimming trees and hedges."—Bal-
And Mother Officiates.
Eddie—Do you have morning pray-
ers at your house?
Freddie—We have some kind of a
service when father gets in.
Occasionally we meet people who
spend half their time telling what
they are going to do and the other half
explaining why they didn't do It.
If you see a fault in others, think
of two of your own, and do not add a
j third one by your hasty Judgment
In an interview published In tha
Kleler Neueste Nachrichten, Grossad-
miral von Koster says many Interest
ing things about his visit to New
York, among them the following: "In
the absence of President Taft, who
was away on a trip to the Mexican
frontier, the place of honor was
taken by the vice-president t f the
United States, Secretary of State
Sherman of New York."
Sorry He Spoke.
Mr. Dubbs (with newspaper)—1%
tells here, my dear, how a progres-
sive New York woman makes hep
social calls by telephone.
Mrs. Dubbs—Progressive. Huhf
She's probably like me, not a decent
thing to wear.—Boston Transcript
Taking No Chances.
Griggs—Odd that these doctors cant
prescribe for themselves. There'!
Cuttem just gone to another physician
to be treated.
Briggs—That's where he is wisa.
Cuttem knows how few of his pa>
Mistakes Will Happen.
Lady (to her sister, a doctor)—*
Tliere—I cooked a meal for the first
time to-day and I made a mess of it
"Well, dear, never mind; It's noth-
ing. I lost my first patient"
Where Pepya Won Fame.
"Who was this fellow Pepys, and
what Is his claim to fame?"
"His claim to fame is well founded,
my friend. He's the man who kept a
diary for more than a year."
Happiness in marriage would be
more prevalent If a man would handle
his wife as tenderly and carefully as
he does an old briar pipe.
Don't Weep At
The Ice House.
Asks Governor for Reward.
City Council to Act.
Kingfisher.—The city council has
decided to take an Initiative In the
matter of calling a special election for
| the purpose of electing freeholders to
frame a charter to present to the vo-
ters at the coming spring election. At
this time a proposition will aliso be
Meeting or Three Associations.
I nine «i will ItlliU ue
Outbrle. D W. Hoully of Pade.f r,ireB(,nted to vote lK)nd„ tQ ha„e
asked Governor C. N. Haskell to Issue the forty acre8 ,y)ng east Qf tfce ceme.
« reward for the arrest, and convlc- lery for cemotery purposes. The
tlon of the men responsible for blow- school boftr<, ftt (he game Um# ,D a„
Ing up his store building at Paden probability will ask the citizens to
with dynamite. The question of vote bonda for h, h 8chool bulldlng
whether the governor has authority |
to Issue a reward in such cases has
been put up to the attorney general
for an opinion. | Guthrie—It has been announced that
Boully Is a leader In the enforce ,he mating of tho State Horticultural
ment league of Paden which has society, the State Swine Breeders' as-
been doing effective work against the relation and the State Dairymen's as-
bottleggers there. Recently a notlc Lnclotlon will be held at the college
was posted on the door of Boully's during the short course. Especial at-
■tore threatening to kill him with t,ntion will be given to the dairy in-
dire results if ho persisted in his terests. and In addition to the regu
campaign for enforcement of prohlbl h r short courses in agriculture there
tlon Boully then began sleeping In I will be given n four weeks' course In
his etore to protect his propertj On crenmery buttermaking, January 10
the morning of December 21 some one to February 5; four w.>eks' courses in
placed u dynamite botnb uuder the creamery management and creamery
back of Boully's store, which exploded, bookkeeping, January 10 to February
partially wrecking the building nd 5; two one-week courses In milk anil
doing considerable damage to the cream making, January 10 to 22; two
stock of general merchandise Boully weeks' course in dairy engineering,
believes It Is the work of bootleggers January 24 to February 5.
Sunday School Officers.
Blackwell —The Kay county Sundav
school convention at Tonkawa was
one of great Interest. The officers
for the ensuing year are C, A. Morri-
son, Blackwell, president; S. H. Bra-
ham. vtoe-presldent; H 8 Raucht,
Newkirk, second vici# president. Ml**
Poa. Ponoa City, third vice-president;
Miss Maud Craig, Tonkawa, secretary-
treasurer; L A. Shaw, Rlackwell,
teacher training. 11 Wiles, Tonkawa,
adult class; Mrs M. J. Wallace. Bra-
man. elementary work; C. A. Clagett.
Tonkawa, home department; H A.
flluaser. Blackwell, house te house
Appointed te National Board.
Chandler—Colonel Roy Hoffman
commandant of the Oklahoma Nation-
al Guard, has received the appoint-
ment as a member of the National
Board o( Rifle Practice. The appoint
ment was made by General Robert S.
Oliver and Hoffman succeeds Col.
Walter H. Corey, of Georgia, whose
term of service has expired.
Sends Buffalo Meat.
Guthrie—"One buffalo, aged two
years, male, weight oa* thoussnd
pounds, OK" Is listed by Meat Inspec-
tor P. Busan of Pawnee, In his regu-
lar report of tho board of agriculture.
1Ma]or Gordon 1.111 le. Pawnee Bill, se-
lected the fine animal from his herd
of huffslo, killed It, and sent portions
of the moat to hta friends throughout
the country as a Christmas romsm-
A New Clerk.
Guthrie—Miss Pearl Eddleman of
Muskogee, for several years nn em-
ploye of the Indian agent's office, and
more recently a court stenographer
there, will join the clerical force of
the state board of agriculture on Jan-
uary 1. succeeding Mrs. C. J Moore
Mrs. Moore was married sewral
we. ks ago but agreed at that time to
remain until the first of the year
Going Over Lawton-Texas Route.
| lawton O. G. Jones of Oklahoma
City and Geo. B. Harmon of Tulsa,
who are proposing to finance the con-
struction of the railway linn origin-
ully proposed by the lawton, Wichita
Kails and Northwestern, connecting
lawton with Wichita Falls. Tex., ar-
rived In the city and, accompanied by
ii party of lawton men, loft to go over
the proposed route. It la understood
that, upon their return, a definite
proposition will bo mane to the towns
Interested for tho Immediate con-
traction of the roud.
Perry—J M. Nelson, who owns a
| farm two miles north .if Perry, expert'
niented with a small crop of alfalfa
the past season which has demon-
strated to his entire satisfaction that
It Is ore of the most piofltable crop*
that can he grown In this country,
where everything does well. Mr
Nelson only planted ten acres and
from that he raised eight tons of hay
that met with ready sale at $io per
ton. IS bushels of seed that ts quoted
on the market at «12 per bushel and
will doubtloss be worth more.
Some people swell up on "emotion"
brewed from absolute untruth.
It's an old trick of the leaders of the
Labor Trust to twist facts and make
the "sympathetic ones" "weep at the
ice house." (That's part of the tale
Gompers et al Bneer at, spit upon
and defy our courts, seeking sympathy
by falsely telling the people the courts
were trying to deprive them of free
speech and free press.
Men can speak freely and print opin-
ions freely in this country and no
court will object, but they cannot be
allowed to print matter as part of a
criminal conspiracy to injure and ruin
Gompers and his trust associates
started out to ruin the Bucks Stoyo
Co., drive its huudreds of workmen
out of work and destroy the value of
the plant without1 regard to the fact
that hard earned montjy of men who
worked, had been Invested there.
The conspirators were told by the
courts to Btop these vicious "trust"
methods, (efforts to break the firm
that won't come under trust rule), but
Instead of stopping they "dare" the
courtB to punish them and demand
new laws to protect them In such de-
structive and tyrannical acts as they
may desire to do. • • • The reason
Gompers and his band persisted In try-
ing to ruin the Bucks Stove Works
was because the stove company insist-
ed on tho right to keep some old em-
ployees at work when "de union" or-
dered them discharged and some of
"de gang" put on.
Now let us reverse the conditions
and have a look.
Suppose the company had ordered
the union to dismiss certain men from
their union, and, the demand being re-
fused, should institute a boycott
against that union, publish Its name
in an "unfair list," instruct other man-
ufacturers all over the United States
not to buy the labor of that union,
have committees call at stores and
threaten to boycott If the merchants
sold anything made by that union.
Picket the factories where members
work and slug them on the way home,
blow up their houses and wreck the
works, und even murder a few mem-
bers of the boycotted union to teach
tuem they must obey the orders of
"organized Capital?" >
It would certainly he fair for the
company to do these things if lawful
for the I.abor Trust to do them.
In such a case, under our laws the
boycotted union could apply to our
courts and the courts would order
the company to cease boycotting and
tryin,: to nun these union men. Sup-
pose thereupon the company should
sneer at the court and In open defiance
continue the unlawful acts In a per-
sistent, carefully laid out plan, pur-
posely Intended to ruin the union
and forco Its members Into poverty
What a howl would go up from the
, union demanding that the courts pro-
tect them nnd punish their law-break
lug oppressors. Then they would
1 praise the courts and go on earning a
living protected from ruin and happy
In the knowledge that the people *
courts could defend them.
How could any of us receive protec-
tion from law-breakers uuiess the courts
, have power to, and do punish such
The court Is placed In position where
It must do one thing or the other-
punish men who persist In defying its
peacs orders or go out of service, let
anarchy reign, and the more powerful
destroy the weaker.
| Peaceful citizens sustain the courts
as their defenders, whereas thieves,
i forgers, burglars, crooks of all kinds
and violent members of labor unions,
! hate ibem and threaten violence If
! their members are punished for break
ing the law. They want tho courts to
I let them go free and at the same time
demand punishment for other men "out-
side de union" when they break the
law. • • • Notice the above refer-
ence to "violent" members of tabor
: unions. The great majority of the
1 "unheard" union men are psaoeabls,
upright citizens. The noisy, violent
ones get into office and the leaders of
the great Labor Trust know how to
mass this kind of men, in labor con-
ventions and thuB carry out the lead-
ers' schemes, frequently abhorrent to
the rank and file: ao it was at the late
The paid delegates would applaud
and "resolute" as Gompers wanted, but
now and then some of the real work-
ingmen insist on being heard, some-
times at the risk of their lives.
Delegate Egan Is reported to have
said at the Toronto convention:
"If the officers of the federation
would only adhere to the law we would
think a lot more of them."
The Grand Council of the Provincial
Worklngmen's Ass'n of Canada has
declared in favor of severing all con-
nections with unions in the U. S., say-
ing "any union having its seat of
Gov't in America, and pretending to be
International In its scope, must fight
Industrial battles according to Ameri-
can methods. Said methods have con-
sequences which are abhorrent to the
law-abiding people of Canada Involving
hunger, misery, riot, bloodshed and
murder, all of which might be termed
as a result of the practical war now
in progress in our fair provinces and
directed by foreign emissaries of the
United Miners of America."
That Is an honest Canadian view of
our infamous "Labor Trust."
A few days ago the dally papers
printed the following:
(By the Associated Press.))
Washington, D. C., Nov. 10.—Char-
acterizing the attitude of Samuel Gom-
pers, John Mitchell and Frank Mor-
rison of the American Federation of
Labor in the contempt proceedings in
the courts of the District of Columbia,
in connection with the Bucks' Stove
and range company, as "a willful, pre-
meditated violation of the law." Simon
Burns, general master workman of the
genernl assembly. Knights of Labor,
has voiced a severe condemnation of
these three lenders. Mr. Burns ex-
pressed his confidence In courts In gen-
eral and In those of the District of
Columbia In particular.
AtTROVM) BY nr.l.RClATEB.
This rebuke by Burns was In his an-
nual report to the general assembly of
his organization. He received the
hearty approval of the delegates who
heard It read at their annual meeting
in this city.
"There is no trust or combination of
capital in the world." said Mr. Burns,
"that violates laws oftener than do the
trust labor organizations, which resort
to more dishonest, unfair and dishon-
orable methods toward their competi-
tors than any trust or combinations In
Mr. Burns said the action of "these
so-called leaders" would bo harmful
for years to come whenever attempts
were made to obtain labor legislation.
"The Labor Digest" a reputable
worklngman's paper, says, as part of
an article entitled "The beginning of
the end of Gomperslsm, many organ-
izations becoming tired of the rule-or-
ruin policies which have been en-
forced by the president of the A.
! F. of L."
"That he haa maintained hla leader-
I - hip for so long a time In the face of
his stubborn clinging to policies which
| the more thoughtful worklngmen have
I seen for years must be abandoned, has
been on account partly of tho sent!-
J mental feeling on the part of the or-
I gnnlzatlons that he ought not to be do-
I posed, and the unwillingness of the
men who were mentioned for the place,
I to accept a nomination In opposition to
htm. In addition to this, there is no
denying the hrewdne*K of the leader
of the A. F. of L., and hU political sa-
gacity. which has enabled him to keep
a firm grip on the machinery of the or-
i ganlzatlon. and to have his faithful
henchmen In the positions where they
could do him the most good whenever
their services might be needed.
| "Further than this, he has never
failed, at the Inst conventions, to have
| some sensation to spring on the con-
ventlon at the psychological moment.
' which would place him In the light of
j a martyr to tt^ cause of unionism, aod
excite a wave of sympathetic enthusi-
asm for him, which would carry the
delegates off their feet, and result in
"That his long leadership, and this
apparent Impossibility to fill his place
has gone to his head, and made him
imagine that he is much greater a man
than he really is, is undoubtedly the
case, and accounts for the tactics he
has adopted in dealing with questions
before congress, where he has unneces-
sarily antagoulzed men to whom or-
ganized labor must look for recogni-
tion of their demands, and where labor
measures are often opposed on account
of this very antagonism, which would
otherwise receive support
"There is no doubt but what organ-
ized labor in this country would be
much stronger with a leader who was
more in touch with conditions as they
actually exist, and who would bring to
the front the new policies which organ-
ized labor must adopt if it expects to
even maintain Its present standing, to
say nothing of making future progress."
We quote portions of another article,
a reprint, from the same labor paper:
"Organized labor, through Its lead-
ers, must recognize the mistakes of the
past if they expect to perpetuate their
organizations or to develop the move-
ment which they head. No movement,
no organization, no nation can develop
beyond the intellects which guide
these organizations, and if the leaders
are dominated by a selfish motive the
organization will become tinged with
a spirit of selfishness, which has never
appealed to mankind in any walk of
life at any time since history began.
"It can be said in extenuation of cer-
tain leaders of organized labor that
the precarious position which they oc-
cupy as loaders has had a tendency to
cause them to lose sight of the object
behind the organization. Tho natural
instinct In man for power and position
Is in no small measure responsible for
the mistakes of the leaders, not neces-
sarily In labor unions alone, but in
every branch of society. This desire
for power and leadership and personal
aggrandizement causes men who have
been earnest and sincere In their ef-
forts In the start to deteriorate into
mere politicians whose every act and
utterance is tinged with the desire
to cater to the baser passions of the
working majority In the societies or
organizations nnd this la undoubtedly
true when applied to tue present lead-
ers of the Federation of Labor. We
mention the Federation of I.abor par-
ticularly In this article, because that
organization is the only organization
of labor which has yet found Itself In
direct opposition to the laws of the
land. There are other organizations of
lubor whose leaders have made mis-
takes, but they have always kept them-
selves und their organizations within
tho bounds of the law and respected
the rights of every other man in con-
sidering the rlghta of themselves and
their constituency; whereas, the motto
of the Federation Is Just the reverse,
nnd unless tho leaders conform them-
selves and their organization In accord-
ance with the laws of the land, the
leaders and tho organization itself
must be disintegrated nnd pass Into
history, for In America the common
M-nse of mankind Is developed to a
greater extent thnn In any other nation
on the earth, and the people, who are
j the court of lust resort In this country,
will never allow any system to develop
In this country which does not meet
with the approval of the majority of
IDo clllzcn« of the country,
"This must hive forced itself upon
I the leaders of the Federation by this
time, ir it has not, the lenders must
be eliminated. The organization which
they head has dona many merllorioua
things in times past and the people are
always ready and willing to acknowl-
, edge the benefits which their efforts
! nave brought to their conatltuency as
a whole, but at the present time labor
organizations in «enerat, and tha Fed-
eration of tabor tn particular, stand
before the bar af public opinion, hav-
ing been convlotod of selfishness and a
disposition to r«ts ai| the people of
the country In the Interest of the faw.
The people are patient and awaiting to
see If the object lesson which they
have been forced to give to these lead-
ers Is going to be recognized and If they
are going to conform themselves aa4
their future work and actlona in
Let the people remember that cora-
ment, "The Federation of Labor in par-
ticular stands before the bar of publta
opinion having been convicted of set-
fishneBs and a disposition to rule all
the people of the country in the inter*
est of the few."
The great 90 per cent of Americana
do not take kindly to the acts of
tyranny of these trust leaders openly
demanding that all people bow down ta
the rules of the Labor Trust and we
are treated to the humiliating speota
cle of our Congress and even the Chlet
Executive entertaining these convicted
law-breakerB and listening with consld
eration to their insolent demands thai
the very laws be changed to allow
them to safely carry on their jlan of
gaining control over the affairs of tha
The sturdy workers of Amerioa hava
come to know the truth about these
"martyrs sacrificing themselves in tha
noble cause of labor" but It's only the
hysterical ones who swell up and cry
over tho aforesaid "heroes," reminding
one of the two romantic elderly maids
who, weeping copiously, were dlscov*
ored by the old Janitor at Mt. Vernon.
"What Is tt alls you ladles?"
Taking the handkerchief from one
ewollen red oye, between sobs she said:
"Why we have so long revered tha
memory of George Washington that>
we feel it a privilege to come here and
weep at his tomb.'
"Yas'm, yas'm, yo' short, In.* a desire
to express yo' sympathy but yo' are
overflow-In' at de wrong spot, yo' In
weepln' at de tee house.-
Don't get maudlin about Uv-break
ers who must be punished if the very
existence of our people is to be main-
If you have any surplus sympathy It
can be extended to the honest workers
who continue to earn food when threLt-
ened nnd are frequently hurt and
sometimes killed before the courts cfsa
intervene to protect them.
Now the Labor Trust leaders de-
mand of Congress that tho courts be
stripped of power to issue Injunctions
to prevent them from assaulting or per*
haps murdering men who dare earn
a living when ordered by the tabor
Trust to quit work.
Don't "weep at the Ice House" and
don't permit any set of law breakers
to bully our courts, if your voice and
vote cun prevent. Be sure and writ#
your Representatives and Senutori In
Congress usking them not to vote for
any measure o prevent the courts
from protecting homes, property and
persons from attack by paid pgerta of
this great tabor Truat.
Let every reader write, an4 wrltr
Don't alt silent and allow tha organ*
Ized and paid men of this great Urust
to forco Congress ts believe they rep*
resent the groat masses of the Amer-
ican people. Say your say and 1st
your representatives In Congress know
that you do not want to be govorued
under new laws which would empower
the Labor Trust leaders with legal
right to tell you when to work, Wharsl
For whom! At what price! Whaf to
l>uy! What not to buy! Whom to
vote for! How much you shall pay
per month in faea to tho Labor Try*/1
stc,, etc., etc.
This power la now being demanded
by the passage of laws in Congrssa.
Tell your Senator* and Represent*,
lives plainly that you don't want th m
to vote for any meaxure that will allow
any set of men either representing
Cnpltal or Labor to govern and dlo>
tale to the common people, who profs*
to be free to go and come, work of
not ,and vote for whom they pleaae.
Every man s liberty will disappsa*
when the leadera of the great Labor
T rust or any other trust can ride rough
shod over people and mass their forosg
to prevent our courts from aCTordlng
"There'a a Reason."
0. W. POST, Battle Crssk, Mloh.
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