A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 146
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A TKUMsNAIL HmO Y OF
nation. The following are the working conditions
that prevail in various branches of labor, both orga
d and unorganized:
Packing House-Number of employed, men and
children, 500. Wages, for men, $1.50 to $2.00 per
day; for women, 75 cents to $2.00 per day; for
children, 50 cents to $1.00 per day. No Sunday
work. Little opportunity for training or educational
advancement. Employes not organized.
In the railroad shops and yards, there are about
,000 employed. About 25 per cent of laborers work
on Sundays. Conditions very good for training and
educational advancement Average wage for all
employes about $2.50 per day. Ninety per cent of
In the cotton-oil mills and compresses there are
about '1,500 employed. Wages of men, $1.50 to
$2.50 per day; for women, $1.00 to $1.25 per day;
for children, 50 cents to 75 cents per day. Work
covers only six months of the year. No opportunity
for training or educational advancement. Conditions
far in advance of those found in other Southern
In the saw mills and factories the number of employes
is 500. Wages for skilled men, $2.50 to
$8.00 per day; unskilled men, 75 cents to $1.75 per
day; women, 50 ents to $1.00 per day; children,
25 cents to 75 cents per day. Little opportunity for
training or education advanement. About 106
n l there are about
In the general stores there are about 8,000 cm-
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/163/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .