Industrial Democrat (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 15, 1910 Page: 2 of 4
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Thu Ok I* hom'i t tty (h amber <>r
('oiuinercu in spending thousand* of
dotlgr* advertising Oklahoma.
If Hip voter* next November would
drive Hip demagogue* ami crook* from
offltp nod advertise to the world Unit
Oklahoma wan In Hu’ I hIipiI Stain*
unit that the stnra and atrlpe* hitd
replaced the riu* of rebellion It would
give < Iklnhonm more of t!»«• tight kind
of adwoilulu* Hum all the paid add*
In t lie magazines.
We are (o liiive capitalism (or Mime
lime to coni* and we iihikI learn that
lot- quack rcmcdle* of ihe Ilemngoguo
un v make* tlii* evils of Hie •yateni
Ti’Pte in only olio thin* 10 do, take
the mpnetint system in* ll In mill i|iilt
howling, or vote for Socialism. which
will Iw* « |irot<Mt for better condition*.
Fifty thousand vote* for Hoelallwn
till* full will do more to make the
imlltlclan* be good than ull the |in
election promt*** evet nmde
THE JUDICIAL CONTEST.
While Socialist* aim to keep clear
of oupliHllMt dlaputea, we cannot af
ford to Ignore the judicial situation
lit thi* dial riot. Tbt aeeurlug of
fair count tu our election* I* of vital
Importance and we nil know that our
democratle official* ami democratic
court* have no Intention of permitting
the Soelall»tu to register their
strength This fac* I* worth bearing
The notion which many have of
"punlahltig their enemies" I* not
profitable one blit », realize that we
must have a chance rot a fair hearing
In the eourta and that every effort
should therefore bo made to defeat
the Ilemocrmlc candidate* for judicial
TWEEOLE DE VS. TWEEDLE DUM
Taft, Hooaevel!, LaFolletle and
Standard till Halley of Texas. i«m
sonify what both olti parties and the
faction* which continue them stand
Tor What do Taft. Aldrich and fan-
non aland for? Welt you are getting
It. Mow do you like It. Mr Work
logman? Or rather the Rockefeller
ring are getting it while the high
price* are giving it to you in the nee’,
latF.illettr and tue insurgent re-
publicans represent the political, dy
lug ga*p of the once virulent middle
class. What Hailey and Bryan stand
for, »e doubt If even tied Knows."
If the workingmen had analytical
minds and a sense of humor, they
would devote about a half hour to
analyting the situation, then bare a
good laugh at their past stupidity and
go and vote the Socialist ticket
straight this fall.
THE YOUNG PEOPLE
ETERNAL VIGILENCE THE PRICE
the November election will be for the
Socialist* to organise a VIGILENCE j
BY MERLE HAVEK
Nearly four years ago a group of
young people, filled with the enthu-
siasm of the Hoclallst philosophy, got
together In Chicago and decided that
a young people's organization was ab-
solutely necessary to the well-being
of the Hoclallst movement of Chicago.
A call was issued in the Hally Social-
ist tor u meeting of .all those who
were Interested In an organization of
this nature for the purpose of fur-
nishing the movement a real live
eenter for wholesome Intercourse, to-
gether with the educational feature*
that any Socialist organization must
have In order to he at all worthy of
For nearly four years this pioneer
organization has maintained itself.
Done by Work.
Haul work ami perseverenoe on the
part of a small handful of those who
could not tie discouraged has brought
result* that cannot he sneered at. A
very neat hall and headquarters has
been established in the same building
with the Hally Socialist and the na-
tional office of the party. Financial
difficulties have been overcome, so
that Instead of being head and heels
In debt, as It was only a short year
ago, It now hns no creditors. Lec-
tures of the highest calibre are ac-
corded Ihe public free of charge by
some of the best talent that can be
SOCIALIST STATE TICKET
Four 4 yearly Sub. Cards tor one
dollar. Subscribe now and help in
the work of education This paper I*
uot an "Organ” but is dedicated
wholly to the catme of Socialism.
Congressman, first district
Congressman, second district
Congressman, third District—G. M. ;
The Socialist party of Oklahoma reaffirms its adherence to the principle*
of International Socialise as enunciated In the national platfrom of the So-
The Socialist party of Oklahoma declares its object to be the political
Congressman, Fourth Dietrict-
Ktm kholders are hereby notified to ' Gilmore, Antlers j organization of the working class and those in sympathy with It for the
meet with the officers and hoard of1 Congressman. Fifth Dlatrict-H. H. «M,r»“»e of c*‘,‘ur,n* ,h« ‘>,,"ers of Kovernmem of the state of Oklahoma.
... .... „ . Vnvor and using this power for me betterment of the conditions of th* workers.
> n< ms . 11 im ay. i —. • , Q0vernor i T Cumbie Oklahoma The Soft,R,ist party of Oklahoma demands the state ownership and con-
j ,he transaction of the b unities* of the Cj^ ' trol of such industries and means of transportal Ion as are collectively used
I Industrial Democrat Co j Lieutenant-Governor_John G Wills by ***• l*e°P)e of Oklahoma; such as the coal and mining industries. The oil
C. H. ARMSTRONG, Pres.
Attorney General—F. M. Allee, Mua-
A. It. Cook, Rooky, Okla., 1 share.! ko®ee'
Treasurer—C. B. Boy Ian, Shawnee.
Auditor—H. A. Kimbell, Ardmore.
C. II. Armstrong, Oklahoma Okla., 1
J. M. Springer. Byers, Okla., 1
\V. H. Niblick, Calvin, Okla., I share.
Secretary of State—J. V Kolachny,
Examiner and Inspector—W. S.
industry, the cotton ginning and compressing and cotton-spinning Industries;
the stock yards, packing and cold storage Industries, the telephone line*,
the iuterurhati electric lines, etc.; such industries, to be under the demo-
cratic management of the workers In such industries, and be operated not
for the purpose of making profits tor the date, but to give to the wor»era
in such industries the full social value of their labor.
The Socialist party of Oklahoma stands for universal suffrage, and ad-
vocates the extension of the franchise to women upon the same terms aa
men; and will fight every move having for its object the disfranchisement
lit arter, ( alvin, Okla., ! share.; public induction—j of the working class, or any part of it, through so-called poll tax laws, grand-
i father clauses, educational, property and residence qualifications that hav*
S. S. Smith, Hooker.
sail, El Reno
Clerk of the Supreme Court—H. M.
Commissioner of Insurance—E. S.
Hill Local W. 8. Petty, Hill, Okla., I j
Marvin Brown, Oklahoma, Okla.. 1 j
Mattie L. Brown, Oklahoma, Okla., I
C. u Pratt, Kansas. Okla., 1 share, j
G. W. Pap Davis, Oklahoma, Okla . | Apache
1 share Commissioner of Charities and Cor
Ida Dayman Gallery. Okeemah, I rections-Winnie E. Branatetter Okla-
Okla . 1 share hom« Clty’
Corporation Commissioner—J. F. Mc-
T0 CREDIT SUBSCRIBERS! s,ate J Trumeu, ok
President Board of Agriculture—J
Socialist Papers Please Copy.
—_________________________. F°r •'Veral m°nlh‘ th“ pap#r R. Allen, Healdton.
found These are given every Sun carried a lar«* number *f •‘•bror.b.r. Chjef Mjne lnspector_0avid G
day and Wednesday evening during 00 credi* on their Promi,e t0 ®ay when Jackson, Gowan.
the fall, winter and spring, and are of i *he,r erop* wera marketed th,a ,aM- Deputy Inspector, First District—
incatlmublf value to Ihe Soelall.t A,,ho.u«h «« had to get out under Qeo p Brad Coa, ate.
movement the moat harraaainB difficulties and
Thu voung people are not satisfied >ake paraon«l *acn,ice* we
with this measure of success, and are rea"”d ,ha* ,he Comrade, could ill
aoordlngly pushing the work as never a,,ord t0 spare the money- and 40 dur
before They see the necessity of es- '"8 *he '°"B summer month, we have
tahllahlng these social centers for the borne the burden .without complaint.
■voung In ....... city in the land and re that when the crops were ^ ^ parts #f
arc tlcslrous of aidinr, to the fullest ™a^*rf Un,ted state* are warned against fake
extent In ihl* work of reaching the
eoming generation, which is so essen-
tial to the success of the Socialist
tf the sons and daughters of Social-
ists cannot be forced to attend dry
business meetings of lutrty locals,
why can we not hand them together
In a sociable group where they will
redeemed and we could free eursslves
Comrades, the harvest time has ar-
! rived and we are ^xpecting you te re-
deem your pledge, and sc strong is our
, .. ... . , months, at least ten men for every job
faith in yeu that we have already ’ ‘
“help wanted” advertising and pros-
perity buncomb appearing regularly in
the metropolitan press of Oklahoma.
There is now, and has been for many
promised our creditors that they shall
have the money.
This is a small matter to each indi-
, . . . . . . , land of milk and honey are disappoint-
idual, but to us it amount* to several ’ v
„ , . ed. soon stranded and left to their fate
hundred dollars. So we ask each one
.aiisfv the desire for entertainment ^ ovves for hii ,ub,erlptiorl. t, .,nd a Stra"8e coun,ry W,thout ,riend4'
and at the same time intrude the cold | t at once> aPd tho,e whoie subtcrip. J°ba °r
facts of present day conditions ion8 wi„ „pire in the near future are Don,t put you^se,, ,n
through the medium of lecture* and aiked to renew that we ma be ab|e with the laborers already employed
,0 fight your battle, during the coming and thereby he,p reduce wage> be,ow
The Socialists of Europe have long campaign,
seen the necessity of these organita- j
tions of young people, and have done
everything they could to assist in or-
ganization and maintenance. It Is!
now up to the comrades of America
to lend a hand to their sons and
daughters and get them starlet! on
the right road by helping them to or-
Tha oniy way to get a fair count at f organise these cluds
Plea for Youth.
We hope this plea for the young
COMMITTEE at each voting box and will „„! f„|| q-p,. Young Peoples So
n>*N*nB *r» oburIIt **>,*!>.*%*. look toto
nmrouno for joaroolf. Wrtu ytMir
on tiws Urmi bolow. mail u* thi* c*'n|*on with 10
and yon will **< a handr«Kl t^Mm iUu»
trai«Mi muuiM nod a ^-pajr«* illuatralod bswfc
tnat will haip you docida r#ry quickly which
•id* you an* on.
m*kt *uch a showing of force that j t
they dare not steal the ballets. and willing to
of Chicago U ready \
assist wherever pos- j
The Socialists >n each voting pre sihlc, and if this strikes you as being
emet should begin at once to arrange any importance drop a line to the
plana to protect their ticket with J organisation at
r o stab
$«a4 In iUnf« tddtass
tharlH H, Kerr i («-. 111 Kate St. Ckkjyo. (
every safeguard. Tt*e old parties wilt
use every dodge known to politics to
Chicago. 111., requesting
by-laws and constitution
a copy of the
and all other
> CLUBBING OFFERS.
lead the Socialists astray, knowing
that if every Socialist sticks to his
matlait you wish,
ij&fjti will be inmmba
am) your re- j
Industrial Democrat and th« In-]1
guns the ticket wit be elected.
' temptional Socialist Review,'
Pay no ATTENTION TO LIES AND
I-et us get tobether
Mtul v ork for
] price $1.50. on thie offer only ;
the realtzatton of our
VOTE THE VSORKERS TICKET
pirations, but, first of
all. let us re-
Industrial Democrat and the Ap-j!
LET THE BANKERS VOTE THEIR
move Borne of the ohsta
cles from the
peal to Reason, price $1.00 on this !
path of these whom we
offer only ..................$ .S9 !
• ji comrade* we n't
on. Most of
tst have the
Industrial Democrat and the Na- 1
1 tionai Ripsaw, price $1.00, on this ]
The comrades of Virginia, bring duly .
cess is delayed so tnuci
no object other than the gradual taking away from the workers the right of
franchise; and thus prevent the workers from securing control of the power*
The Socialist party of Oklahoma demands the enactment of laws, that
will effectively give into the hand* of the people the use of the initiative
and referendum. The Socialist party charges that the Democratic adminis-
tration and the interests it represents, has and is using every effort to pre-
vent the people from using the initiative and referendum on any measure,
unless such measure is advocated by the capitalist class. The Democratic
administration has further circumvented and evaded the demands of the
people, even after the people had voted and determined upon such tueasurea
As such measures we cite:
As such measures at the polls.
The people voted AGAINST the sale of the school lands. ;
The legislature IMMEDIATELY after sold part of the school lands.
The people INITIATED a referendum on the TAYLOR RIBBON BALLOT
election law. The legislature evaded this referendum by passing an election
law equally as obnoxious as the Taylor law, which repealed the Taylor law;
and thus look away from the jieople the right to vote on the Taylor law.
The capitalist Interests of the slate initiated an amendment to the consti-
tution to be known as article 4P of section 9; and further Initiated a law to
KEEP OUT OF OKLAHOMA! determine the location of the state capital. On these measures the Demo-
cratic governor called a special election so as to make these measures easily
passed, as It requires but a majority vote of the people voting at such election.
On the other hand, the initiative peltion signed by more than 38.000
voters demanding the right to vote for women upon the same terms as men
is held up in the eourta on the word of ONE man, one of the henchmen of
the democratic administration. No special election Is called on this measure.
It niust wait for the General Election, when It requires a majority of all the
people voting at such election for the state officer receiving the highest
number of votes, to |iass this measure.
The Socialist party further demands the enactment of laws providing
for the Right of Recall, and such election laws that recognize the rights
of all political parties taking part In such elections, to representation on
the election hoards, and to a counter at each precinct. Such election boards
to be elective, and not apimintive.
The Socialist party demands the repeal of senate hill No. 126. which
has fdr its aii* and obpect the taking out of the hands of the people the
use of the initiative and referendum, by limiting the time for the securing"
of petitions to 60 days, in violation of a constitutional provision of 90 days;
and which law further gives into the hands of the legislature such~powers. as
to u»"k« any measure suggested for initiation by them. EASY of passage
through an unfair and nefarious arrangement of the ballot.
The Socialist party demands the enactment of a law abolishing "pro-
fessional" guardianship, for the purpose of cutting out court expenses and
lawyer fees, which are now gobbling up practically all the income from
small estates, especially that of Indians In Hie eastern half of the state.
The Socialist party demands the free administration of justice, and the
maintenance by the state of families dependent on state and county convicts.
The Socialist party demands the enactment of laws providing for state
_ | insurance of workers against sickness, accident, and death; so as to give
; to an injured or sick worker, or those dependent u|K>n him. compulsory com-
You have long wanted to send the peuaation, and relieve him from the necessity of going into tue courts and
Industrial Democrat to three or four «ue for compensation, which delays action Indefinitely, or to such a time as
to be of little benefit to the worker.
The Socialist party demands the establishment of sanitariums for the
free treatment of tuberculosis and other social diseases.
The Socialist parly stands for every nteasure that will add to the
materia’, intellectual or moral welfare of the working class; and as the
working class of Oklahoma is largely made up of agricultural workers, we
stand tor the following:
As measures calculated to bring into collective property the land, and
paper to your friends and relatives enable every farmer to have the use and occupancy of the land sufficieat for
In the etatea and let them know what *, h?T “"d ,he. hereby advocate and pledge our
1 elected officers to the following program:
the movement is doing in the great
By retaining school and other public lands.
By purchasing of arid and overflow lands and the state reclamation of ail
such lands now held by the state or that may be acquired by she state.
By the purchase of all lands sold for the non-payment of taxes.
By the purchase of segregated and unallotted Indian lands.
By the retention of leased lands after the expiration of leases and the
payment of the Improvements theron at an appraised valuation.
Separation of 'hi- department of agriculture from the political govern-
ment by means of-
in Oklahoma City, and the result is
that thousands af people who flock
here from the cast expecting to find a
-the line of the already exhorbitant cost
of living in this state.
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE
of your friend*. We announced last
week that we would sell four sub.
cards for one dollar during the pres-
ent campaign.. This makes the subs
only cost you 25 cents each for a
whole year's subscription. Send the
The retention and constant enlargement of the public domain:
Home. Sweet Home
qualified under the constitution, that
t*. having suifictent mimter «>: local*
and mem he ns, have made application
tor a charter »« an organised state.
At present the members of that
state are voting upon a referendum,
conducted by the tuttioual office, con
taming the constitution and platform
and candidates for State Secretory
and a member of the National Corn
PARTY OWNED PRESS.
A MINISTER'S COMPARISON
II hat An Ardmore Preacher Says About
That prohibition in the state of Oklahoma has been
a failure is denied by few of the inhabitants of the state,
while to a newcomer the awful conditions, prevailing: un-
der the alleged prohibition are doubly striking. One of
the strongest arraignments ever made of the manner in
w’hioh Oklahoma’s prohibition laws are enforced—or,
rather, not enforced—we have heard is contained in the
words of Kev. F. P. Keicher. the new rector of the Episco-
pal church in this city. Rev. Mr. Keicher has been in the
state but five months, having spent practically his whole
life in Milw aukee. Discussirg the subject of prohibition,
he stated to the writer:
“One of my greatest surprises were the conditions
prevailing in what 1 had hoped would prove a model pro-
hibition state. Rack in my town of Milwaukee, acitv of
360,000 inhabitants, there 2.600 saloons and thirteen
breweries, but I must confess that in my five months'
rvsiderx.'e in your new state I have seen 'more drunken-
ness and lawlessness Lhan I ever saw in Milwaukee in
five years time.”—From an editorial in the last week's
issue of the Ardmore Statesman.
A young girl of 17 was taken to jail
Saturday night and she declared that
she would rather stay tn jail forever
than go home Her mother claimed
that she was wayward, while the
girl claimed that she was neglected
and mistreated at home The girl
was probably fully justified in leav-
ing her home for under capitalism
there are thousands of homes that
are simply pocket edi. ians of hell. > Board of Agriculture,
where the children only stay because |
they have nowhere else to go
Election of ail members and officers of the Board of Agriculture by the
direct vote of the actual farmers.
Introduction of the merit system among the employees.
Erection by the state of grain elevators and warehouses for the storage
of tornt^ products; these elevators and warehouses to be managed by the
FIVE AND FIFTY.
If flftv men did all the work
And save the price to five:
And let those five make all the
You'd sav he f If t v men were
u heard com pi a
ty brawny men.
Organization by the Board of Agriculture of free agricultural education
j and the establishment of model farms.
Encouragement by the Board of Agriculture of co-operative societies of
For the buying of seed and fertilizer.
For the purchase and common use of implements and machinery.
For the preparing and sale of produce.
Organization by the state for loans on mortgages and warehouses certifi-
cates. the interest charges to cover cost only.
# A rt. 7.
State insurance against diseases of animals, diseases of plants, insect
pests, hath flood, storn and fire.
Aid and encouragement to he given the actual workers of the farms in
the formation of district co-operative associations which shall be given the
power to issue bonds tor the purchase of suitable farming, hinds—bonds to
in forty years. Individuals purchasing such lands shall pay
rue ot land in share or < ash annual or semi-annual rentals
a period of forty years, or may at their option pay in full in
be redeems b
any given ttu
31 pt ion
execution of dw<
• the amount of c
te of rented land and land
:s. tools, farm ini
eid for specu-
lands, the stale reserving
value plus 10 per cent.
the state or hereafter acquired through
o be rented to landless farmers under
Icuiture at the prevailing rate of share
of such rent to cease as soon as the
> the value of the land and the tenant
children the right of occupancy. The
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