The Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 17, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA MINER
WAR WORKERS ARE
10 BE PROTECTED
Standards Will Not Be Lowered
to Increase Production Gov-
30NVICT LABOR RESTRICTED
STATE VIOLATING OWN LAW
Sovcrnor Rye of Tennewee Signs Bill
Abolishing Lease System In That
State October 18 1918 Other
News of Workers' World.
War conditions entailing vnst
linounts of extra work will not be
lllowed to Interfere with hard-won
standards of protection for the health
jf labor. The government's position
watt made plain by Secretary of the
Savy Daniels in response to inquiries
y Prof. Irving Fisher of Yale univer-
lity president of the American Asso-
ciation for Labor Legislation lie said :
Those who serve in our industries
iro as necessary to successful prosecu-
lion of the war as are the fighting
forces. Tne Increase and maintenance
it our naval strength will call for
maximum output sustained effort and
Qnlmpalrod labor pwer. The fltness
Df our Industrial army must be safe-
guarded. Testimony from Europe In-
dicates that a policy of lowering pro-
tective standards to Increuse produc-
tion In war us well as In peace Is u
mistake and defeats the very purpose
Governor Hyo of Tennessee has
signed a bill abolishing the convict-
labor lease system In that state to
lake effect October 1 1018.
According to advices from Cleve-
land M. E. Farr president of the
American Shipbuilding company lias
announced that he has closed con-
tracts for 3G steamers to be delivered
In 101S all of them for salt-water
trade. The names of the persons who
jrdered the ships have not been given
Mit nor have the prices but It Is un-
flerslood they will cost something like
Of the 75105 persons who found em-
ployment through the federal einploy-
. meat service In the fiscal year 1010
31.0 per cent were ordinary laborers;
T7.'18 per cent were American citizens
and of these latter 00.0S per cent were
England is caring for Its women
munition workers In a very practical
way. In most factories canteens sup-
ply hot menls day and .night rest and
ambulance rooms have been set up
and woman doctors and nurses are In
Unions intending to order strikes
cannot expect sympathetic action by
Other unions unless the latter are con-
sulted before the walkout begins ac-
:ordIng to John Fitzpntrlck president
Df the Chicago Federation of Labor.
Women are now eligible to full mem-
bership In the Machinists' union the
International Association of Machin-
ists having by popular vote amended
Its constitution so as to take in all
women working in the trade.
A clause has been added to the re-
vised constitution of Holland making
women eligible to all governing olllces
and giving them a chance to get the
ballot as soon as the go eminent In
power will grant It.
Hamilton (Canada) labor council In-
'ilorsed the resolution of the Guclp'i
trades council asking tho Dominion
government to remove the embargo on
oleomargarine and to admit It duty
In several instances where British
munition fnctorles have been built In
solitary waste a complete village has
been built for the women with bchool
church and institute.
Tho Industrial accident hoard of
Massachusetts in Its report to tho leg-'
Isloturo of 1017 strongly advocates
making tho workmen's compensation
The licthlchcm Steel corporation an-
nounced an Increase of wages of ap-
proximately 10 per cent for all Its em-
ployees offectlvo May 1.'
Tho Brotherhood of Hallway Clerks
has secured a working schedule signed
by the Maine Central railroad to ap-
ply to Its general olllces.
Two thousand and three hundred
Manitoba (Canada) boys and girls nro
entering a vegetnblo gardening compe-
tition this year.
Tho American tractor for agricul-
tural purposes le being largely Intro-
tlticod Into China.
An lncrense has been made In tho
wages of London ( England) tailors of
!! cents an hour.
Tlllln (O.) Painters' union has
raised wages from SO cents an hour to
B.'l J-!l cents.
Auehinlock (Scotland) school board
has decided to grant a bonus to all
Five hundred thousand women are
engaged In making munitions In Great
New York Commission Says Employees
Work Under Conditions Not Tol-
crated In Private Plants.
The state of New York far from be-
ing a model employer Is a persistent
violator of its own laws for the pro-
tection of workers according to a re-
port by the state industrial commis-
sion. The conditions described affect
21 S7 state workers. A large number
of employees In the capltol building
are suffering from eyestrain and other
ailments readily traceable to bad
lighting and defective sanitation in
that costly structure. "Were theie
2187 men and women employed In any
factory In the state their working con-
ditions would not be tolerated for a
moment" the report says. "The pro-
prietors of the factories would be
served with 3M orders to ameliorate
conditions from safeguarding machin-
ery. Improving sanitation Installing
better lighting and repairing elevators
to equipping their plants with means
of exit required under the law for the
protection of their workers in the case
of fire or panic."
Flint Glass Workers' Union No. 30
has organized the Tiflln Co-operative
company at Tiffin O. and opened a
grocery and meat store. The company
is an Ohio corporation with $10000
capital divided Into 1.000 shares. The
unionists hold all preferred stock
which Is the voting stock but the com-
mon shareholders have all benefits ex-
cept voting. Each member must hold
two shares and Is limited to five.
Dividends will be paid on the amount
of goods purchased. The store Is sup-
plying the needs of 100 families.
The Illinois .Stnto Federation of La-
bor and the joint legislative board for
labor tho latter including representa-
tives of the four railroad brotherhoods
have Indorsed the stand taken by na-
tional Inbor leaders In Washington to
"far J by the flag" In connection with
th( war. Announcement to this effect
was made by Victor A. Olander sec-
retary of the federation.
In 1010 Now York state compensated
G0.0O0 industrial accidents of which
1500 resulted In death. This was at
the rate of five persons killed. 21 per-
manently crippled or maimed and 17-1
suffering serious temporary injuries
each working day. The aggregate
amount of compensation paid was $11-
500000. exclusive of medical benefits.
Arrangements have been practically
completed by the Dominion govern-
ment for co-operation between the Do-
minion and tho provinces of Manitoba
Saskatchewan and Alberta who will
send 22 agents to the United States
la a campaign to attract agricultural
laborers to western Canada.
Cost of living for an unskilled ln-
l borer in New York with a wife nnd
three chlldrf-n rose from $050 n ear-
to $0S0 In the two years ending Febru-
ary. 1017 according to the board of
estimate. Food advanced from $3s.'i
The charge of murder against John
It. Lawsnn leader of the famous Colo
rado miners' strike was virtually
quashed when Attorney General Hub-
bard recommended a writ of error.
The Tennessee legislature has passed
a law directing that Iron foundries em-
ploying more than 12 molders must
provide shower baths and other means
of sanitation for these employees.
Two hundred and fifty miners for-
merly employed by the West Clinton
'oal company were expelled by the In-
diana United Mine Workers' union for
striking without sanction.
Woman police" for South Africa are
recommended by an authority on law
and order "to meet social problems of
present day" as brought about by tho
Notice Issued by the British military
authorities calling certain colliery
workmen In the South Wales coal field
to the colors hove been canceled.
Wages of miners In Novn Scotln
have Increased by approximately 25
per cent since November 1 1010. War
bonuses have also been granted.
Representatives of Machinists'
unions In severnl Ontario (Canada)
cities hnvo decided to Inaugurate a
Joint wage movement.
The United Mine Workers of Amer
ica Is conducting a vigorous organiz-
ing campaign In Maryland and adjoin-
ing coal fields.
A mammoth oH-drlven harvester
that Is being tried on Australian wheat
fields strips about sixty acres a day.
A war bonus of 50 cents a week lias
been granted to tho surface workers
In the nlns at Cowol. Scotland.
Industrial accidents In Pennsylvania
In February were 5.0SO less than In tho
corresponding month last year.
The Women's Co-Operntlvo Gnjld of
England which has been In existence
30 years has .10000 members.
The stnto university of Kansas is
preparing to establish a four-year
course In city management.
Eighteen thousand applications for
service In Frnnco have boon received
from English woinon.
The Monon railroad has granted Its
shop men an increaso of 2 cents an
Frisco union machinists havo estab-
lished a minimum wnge of $1.50 a day.
This Feature in Styles Is Consid-
ered Suitable for Time
EGYPTIAN SKIRT IS GAINING
Straight Knlfe-Plalted Design Wins
Increased Favor- Paris Invented
It lecause It Means Saving
New York. Probably the lack of ec-
centricity in the spring apparel is its
distinguishing feature. This is an ad-
mjrable trait in time of war but
France did not foresee that America
would be In war when she designed the
spring clothes that have been univer-
sally accepted In this country.
Paris keeps Its wartime clothes for
Its own people and has never failed
to send to the rest of the world a fregh
batch of newly Invented gowns bear-
ing all the marks of frivolity and ex-
travagance. Many reasons have been given for
the lack of eccentricity noticeable In
the French gowns but whatever the
cause It Is a matter of satisfaction
that the condition exists. Women are
compelled to buy new raiment at each
change of season but In time of a na-
tional crisis they do not think It fit-
ting or seemly to Indulge In the pe-
culiar caprices of dross which have
marked recent eras.
Other Days Other Clothes.
It Is a common cry to say that the
existing generation Is always the most
provocative of criticism. We forget
what has gone before In history. In hu-
manity and In religion as well as in
dress. There nro critics who cry aloud
over n certain fashion consider It
monstrous and wonder what our young
women and girls are coming to that
such a fashion should be unblushlngly
accepted. They speak In excitable
tones of the respected dead and refer
This gown it built up of two fash-
ionable materials and colors. The
skirt is barreled by draperies of dark
blue satin the sleeves collar and sash
are of satin. The biscult-colored jer-
sey is embroidered in dark blue.
to our grandmothers as women who in-
sisted upon dressing in a seemly and
modest manner. But Just as Agnes
Keppller has forcibly and brilliantly
told of the new women among tho old
women tho brlllianj Insurgent char-
actors that wero the pioneers of our
race in America so somo student
could tell of the extravagances ca-
prices and Indecencies in dress that
Mvept over the generations to which
our sainted grandmothers belonged
md which In their time wore de-
nounced by the pulpit and the press.
This season is ushered in without
Uie eccentricities of those generations
or even tho half-decade that has Just
flipped by. One may call tho narrow
skirt an eccentricity but In Its modi-
fled form it is very attractive and it
saves material which is the reason
that Paris invented It.
It is rather amusing that tho worn-
en who-havo organized for a national
defense and who urge economy In buy-
ing clothes call especial attention to
tho pogtop or melon skirt as a garment
to be frowned upon when this very
garment was Invented by Pari to save
material and thereby lower the price
that a French woman lias to pay for
Naturally tho French deulgners did
not charge the American any less for
a pogtop skirt than a full una nor will
the American drotwinakere mnk any
llfference In prices because of the
f material ued ; but the
thousands upon thousands of women
who buy material for their own gowns
will see the advantage in dropping the
extra-full skirt and adopting the slim
line of the new silhouette.
The Straight Silhouette.
Already the exclusive dressmakers
are insisting that the pegtop skirt or
the drapery that is pulled out at the
hips Is mediocre. The first fashion
they insist calls for a straight silhou-
ette from shoulder to heels without tho
break given by the pannier effect at
the end of the corset.
What is known as the barrel skirt
pure and simple has few followers but
the skirt with the kangaroo extension
at each side Is admittedly the popular
success of the hour.
Against this skirt Is the one called
Egyptian which has been described by
all the fashion writers until the women
know most that there Is to know about
it. It is the straight knife-plaited
skirt dropped from the waist or from
a shallow yoke and is supposed to
have been worn by the fashionable Al-
exandrians at the time of Thais and
There is so much that Is Egyptian
in the spring clothes that it should
not surprise the onlooker to see this
straight plaited skirt win out above
all others before Juno arrives. Bul-
loz for instnnce has mot with singu-
lar success In tills country through a
gown which ho calls Aphrodite and
which was originally made for Mile.
Chenal when she sang the title rolo
In the opera last autumn In Paris.
Bulloz has changed the gown some-
what but everyone who was In Paris
last autumn remembers It. It is made
of black chiffon in three long Egyp-
tian tunics that hang limply against
the figure each one embroidered with
a wide band of silver bugles In an an-
cient design. The upper tunic is longer
than the rest and hangs in drapery on
the floor when dropped ; but It is skill-
fully manipulated by the arm which
can pass through a long embroidered
slit and drape the length of tho chif-
fon nnd silver about the body as one
wishes. Chennl was given to Jhe pos-
ture of extending her arm in dramatic
gestures bringing about somewhat tho
same effect which she gave to the
drapery which made her famous when
she sang the "Marseillaise" in Paris.
With this gown goes a tall Egyp-
tian headdress of fine silver bugles and
heads sot on black.
Egyptian Touch in Wraps.
Another Egyptian touch In costum-
ery is shown in the evening wraps for
M nng which are quite luxurious but
light In weight and texture. Taffeta
K used for this garment more than for
nn. other. The wide draped collar
which rises above the ears and folds
itself down on the shoulders Is the
preferred one and It Is used for street
vraps ns well as evening ones.
None of this Is Egyptian but the
touch of Cairo Is seen in a great
square of bullion-embroidered silk
which is placed flatly against the back
of the wrap. On some garments It
looks as though a brilliant ornate cush-
ion cover had been picked up nnd
neatly tacked at each of its corners to
the loose back of the taffeta wrap.
The Egyptian Phoenix wing which
was decoratively used at one of the
fashion exhibitions in New York sup-
plies color for much of the new cos-
turnery. The blue green and coral of
this symbolic bit of Egyptian life Is
copied in gowns and especially in jew-
elry. With all this atmosphere of the
East of Cairo and Alexandria reflected
in tho clothes of tho hour It seems
probable that the straight plaited skirt
that lianas plumb from the waistline
will outllvo the one with the sldo
drapery at tho hips. But even If both
remain equal In value and fashion one
thing Is certain that there Is no
chance for tho skirt with tho wide hem.
Since January skirts havo lossened In
width below the knees nnd although
the public refused to believe that the
wide flaring umbrella skirt belonged
to a day that was done the dressmak-
ers have Insisted upon Its use.
In Paris they diminished the width
of skirts gradually but over hero tho
change appeared to come overnight
although the prophets and experts had
been Insisting upon this revolution for
throo months. The trouble with the
public is that it will rarely believe
what It reads but relies nn .!.. i
sees. This is good sound wisdom but
it often keeps a woman from being pre-
pared for a change when it comes.
The shops have tho canny business
Instinct to supply the old with the
new an long as they've got both on
hand but It Is the duty of the report r
to tell of what In coming more insist-
ently than what Is going.
When a woman begins to notice
every act and word of a man she has
begun either to love or to rtU. hlm.-
Thirty-five Years Experience
With Good Kidney Medicine
I have boon in the drug liu-im-. ' r
thirty-five jenrs and I lme sold K .
mer's Swamp-Hoot satisfactorily .
as I can remember. I have never I . u '
unfavorable comment but have Ik i j
teveral different caes of kidney hu . i
bladder ailment's wheic Swamp Ho i 5 .
duced beneficial result's. Judging f-. m
personal experience I can say that 1 1.
lieve. it to oe a very good medicine ttiJi
I recommend it.
Very trulv yours
C. STEIN EH DniB-Bi-'
208 South 1-2 1 1 v.
Sept. 21 191G. Lincoln .VI
Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For Yout
Send ton centsr to Dr. Kilmer A. f -
Binghamton N. Y. for a sample sie 1 ot
tie. It will convince anyone. Ynu
also receive a booklet of valuable inf i-
mation telling about the kidneys anl '-
der. When writing be sure and mptu on
this paper. Regular fifty-cent and one-
dollar eize bottles for sale at nil drug
"The doctor has Just told me" - .
tho friendly neighbor "that om 1 u-
band cannot recover."
"Oh!" shrieked the troubled uif
"Now my dear the question 1 -ii
we break the news to him or 1 t d i!
come as a surprise to him?"
There Is No Art In Taking Medicine
Just follow directions on even In-
tlo of "Plantation" Chill Tonic er.'.
see how quickly those dreadful chnl-
wlll leave you. It leaves the liver i
healthy condition and yet contain m.
Calomel. Price 50c. Adv.
It's All in the Point of View.
Albert aged three and a linlf. had
failed to respond to verbal reprimand
and nt last his mother said "If jou
don't bohnve you will have to be
spanked. You would not like that
"I wouldn't like Daddy to spank
me" was the quick response.
"Ho doesn'v. know how. He hurst."
THE BEST BEAUTY DOCTOR
Is Cutlcura for Purifying and Beauti-
fying the Skin Trial Free.
For cleansing purifying and beauti-
fying the complexion hands nnd hnlr.
Cutlcura Soap with touches of Cutl-
cura Ointment now and then afford the
most effective preparations at the mini-
mum of cost. No massngbng steaming
sreaming or waste of time.
Free sample each by mall with Book.
Address postcard Cutlcura Dept. L
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
How He Got It.
"Who is that man?"
"lie is a pneifist."
"Doesn't believe In fighting?"
"How did ho get the blackeye?"
"Because ho didn't believe in fighting."
Positive Proof That Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
BridgetonN. J. "I cannot speak too
highly of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound for
other weaknesses. I
was very irregular
and would have ter-
rible pains so that I
could hardly take a
step. Sometimes I
would bo bo misera-
ble that I could not
sweep a room. I
doctored part of the
timn rmr. -f1t. n n
change. I later took Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetablo Compound and soon
felt a change for the better. I took it
until I was in good healthy condition.
I recommend tho Pinkham remedies to
all women as I have used them with such
good results. "-Mrs. Milford T. Cum-
MINGS 322 Harmony St Penn's Grove
Such testimony should be accepted by
all women as convincing evidence of
the excellence of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound as a remedy for
tho distressing ills of women Buch as
backache painful periods nervousness
and kindred ailments.
DAISY FLY KILLER ffiS3ufiSi
nil flit. Neat clsan.
lent cheap. Lai's all
season . Ma ie 01
metal can't ipillortlp
overt tU not toll cr
Sold by dealer or
paid for II
HAB0LD B0MKEB. 1BQ D8KU) Aa Brooklyn It. tfo
A Ullut preparation of merit
jicipa to eradicate aanaran.
For Rewit i 4n Clolnr mud
Beauty to Gray or Fad ad Hal J
ho ana I LOO at unit-flat.
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