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How to Keep Red Ink Bright.

ing, as it was an invaluable aid in the designing There is nothing which imparts so elegant an of jobs. Every piece of work, with any artistic appearance to a job of printing as a judicious pretensions whatever, should first be outlined use of red, especially in the initial letters of on paper. From personal experience he could chapter beginnings. When this ink is run for assure them the system was a great time-saver. any length of time, there is a perceptible tend

The printer was enabled to put up his design ency to lower in tone, to lose in brightness, that he had before him on paper much more and consequently to fall in the scale of excel- smartly than if he had not one. He also warned lence. This, affirms a British printer, is not only them against the pernicious habit of inapprodue to the antipathy of the metal disc and priate ornamentation. A bunch of flowers on a fountain, but often to the rollers themselves,

contractor's bill-head would certainly be out of which may be green. He alludes to the differ

place—all such absurdities should be avoided. ence in shade when using an old roller alongside

It ought to be the aim of every “live” printer to of others of more recent date, the former being

turn out good work, and like artists who copy the best. Whether the shrinkage due to age

the work of great masters in painting to acquire renders the surface of the old roller better for a good style, so young compositors should imired ink than the new roller is difficult to say,

tate the work of leaders in the craft until they nor does he undertake to decide the question.

can proceed upon lines of their own. It would seem that the fresher roller, by absorbing the ink robs it of freshness, makes it muddy

DR. SELLE, says the Crefelder Zeitung, after in tone, and thus necessitates frequent washing.

five years of labor, has succeeded in obtaining a

genuine photographic process. He also makes Fancy Printing vs. Art Printing.

three negatives, from which he takes copies on A British printer, named Oldfield, gave a talk specially prepared gelatine skins. The object to young compositors, not long ago, in which is thus photographed three times, once in the some pertinent things were said. His remarks red light, then in the yellow light and last in were condensed in the British Printer. We the blue light. abridge what was said in turn:

Much more time than ordinary is required to At the outset Mr. Oldfield defines the terms expose the plates. The three plates or skins "ornamental” and “artistic." An ornament are placed exactly on top of one another, and might be an elegant piece of design, yet if it the entire color effect is thus obtained. The was not placed in the position for which it was number of copies is limitless. best suited, it became unpleasing to the eye- The velvet depth of the black rose, the colors hence inartistic. This proved conclusively that of the pink, the satin-like luster of the butterfly ornamental or fancy printing did not necessarily -all these wonders of creation are reproduced mean artistic printing. With a judicious group- in positive and truthful effects. One of the most ing of ornaments, type, and proper whiting-out, wonderful results is an arrangement of peacock so as to produce a design that is symmetrical in feathers, in which the changeable blue-green all its parts, a job may rightly be termed artistic. colors are given with exactness, down to the A builder first puts up his construction, and smallest feather. then proceeds to ornament with a view to artistic effect, and so in like manner should the Nor every bookbinder may be aware that printer. The ornamentation must be subsery- gutta-percha, dissolved in carbon disulphide unient to the subject-matter, for however beautiful til it is of the consistency of treacle, forms a the ornaments, once they become overcrowded very good cement for splicing leather. The an incongruous effect is manifested, and the parts to be joined must first be thinned down, object of the design defeated. Every one would then a small quantity of the cement is poured admit that the ornament in the first prize was a on each end and spread so as to thoroughly fill lovely production; but take that away, and the all the pores of the leather. The parts are next job was lost. He strongly advised all present to warmed over a fire for a few minutes, joined gain a knowledge of freehand and model draw- quickly and hammered well together.

From a person

Full Points.

BY SAM L. LEFFINGWELL. There are many loud professors of unionism who are mere chatterers. Men who, when they talk, go off like a watchman's rattle and with a sound as dry and sharp: Their method seems to be to run the uninitiated down with talkmere talk-leaving out of view the breadth and qualification that should be given to proper teaching and education.

It is not always the loud and fluent talker that can best win men to the religion of trades-unionism. There are times when silence is most effectual, and example is most influential. Lack of remarkable power in the matter of talking does not necessarily rob one of the privilege of usefulness.

The usefulness of conversation depends on what it is and what it means. who has been tried in life, all the way through, one simple sentence is very powerful. Froni a man of narrow sphere, of an inferior mind, with no character, words would fall with little weight -words to be lasting should fall like a trip-hammer, driving home what is said.

The man who thinks it his duty to talk should make it an absolute duty to live so he can talk. If he will insist in conversing upon the subject of the salvation of others from economic enthrallment, he should so live that he will have something to say.

It is a sacrifice of much pride for some men to utter truth. A chronic liar is a blazing star on the escutcheon of perfidy. A liar resembles mostly the cowardly cur, who will run at the first appearance of threatening danger.

Even the head-lights of philosophical anarchy fail to agree upon just what constitutes anarchy. The leading claim is that anarchy is liberty. Well, they should have liberty to tear out the eyes of each other, if they so desire ; or to hang or drown themselves.

If any one should ask you why trades-unionists have figuratively taken arms, tell them it is not against society and good order, but in defense of right, liberty, life itself.

The welfare and security of society rest upon the personal liberty of the individual ; personal freedom of thought, speech and action. A people should be governed only by its own consent,

There should be as much happiness in doing good as in being good. Contributing to the happiness and welfare of others is the shortest road to securing one's own happiness and welfare.

Trades-unions should be schools of fellowship and friendship. Are they always so? Is there not in many instances unionism which is not gentlemanly? Is there not much that is neither refined, nor generous, nor magnanimous? Once in a while we see it, when it appears dragooned unionism-a poor, compulsory, starveling thing ; a unionism that is afraid of its professions ; wishing it could stay away. That feature of “inust” destroys all feeling of thankfulness for its pres

suppurate and dry up; but if meddled with and irritated, may fester and bring permanent injury. It is always best to give a sore toe" a little rest ; it is then more likely to work out its own salvation. Selfish human nature is most likely to extend sympathy where it is least needed. If you have a care, keep it to yourself ; to publish it is to advertise your weakness, and to dispel all prospect of relief.

There should be no clash in trades-unionism between men of different callings--nothing but what might be termed mutual opposition--a sort of oppugnancy, which is mere doctrinal. Let them abandon the realm of mere thought, lift themselves up into the sphere of true union feeling, and they do not differ.

Dual organization of one trade or calling is suggestive of two men in one skin, quarreling incessantly; one being up and the other down, and vice versa. Duality in this illustration is not only monstrous, but a moral monstrosity.

Many of us are so full of conceit that we feel hurt when our efforts for good fail of appreciation to our full desires. Have courage. Almost any one can pump water down-hill; pumping it up-hill it is that tests the strength and earnestness of one's pretensions.

Among many that are non-union, uneducated, there is a kind of groping in darkness. What they want more than all else is light. Want is the first step in knowledge. It sometimes requires time and space and functional ceremony to produce enlightenment. The mere wishing is not having. The moment a man wants the safeguard of true unionism he has it in what might be said to be a nascent, undeveloped state,

It is not the correct thing to jump roughly upon the unenlightened and uneducated nonunionist. He is in what Beecher called children, when he spoke of them as “abcdarians," not to be whipped and turned out of school because they can not read, but to be patted on the head and encouraged, taking time and labor to bring them forward.

Among objects of disgust, none is more repugnant than the fellow who is always “tattling; the fellow who is accustomed to look at all others in a low, unkind way; picking flaws in character, criticising disposition and judging them in the lowest possible court of the mind.

To indulge habitually in stinging and ungenerous remarks of others must result in lowering the moral tone of one's own mind and the degrading of one's own thoughts. It indicates uncleanliness, sour disposition, and, strongly, the instincts of the raven that loves to feed on carrion.

It is not wholly selfish to contend for one's own wants, but when we join in our contentions the wants of others, it is characterized by an element of magnanimity which demands a greater degree of recognition.

There is a power in true trades-unionism that lessens in a great degree feelings of selfishness. There is a consciousness of established fellowship one with another; an element that dissolves prejudices and takes away those repellences that separate men one from another.


Most of the cares we have are imaginary, and would disappear if we would suffer them to do

Even a boil upon the flesh will, if let alone,


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Government Ownership of the Telegraph. men, the time will come when there will

The agitation for government owner- be a happy realization of the reform so ship and control of the telegraph system much desired. of the country is having marked effect upon the minds of the people and the

It is our painful duty to announce that project is rapidly growing in favor. The the Home has its full complement of inaction of the International Typographical mates, and there are on record quite a Union impressing the matter upon the at

number of approved applications which tention of congress, while not favored will have to be satisfied before any new with speedy results toward a consumma

ones can be acted upon. It is hoped tion of the action so strongly desired, has that subordinate unions will not presume met with some consideration by members upon the president's good nature and

send members to the Home with the reof both houses. The house committee on postoffices and postroads lately heard quest that they be admitted immediately the representatives of the International pending investigation, as it is impossible Union on the question, and a like effort

for any official to provide accommodation was made before the senate committee.

where there is none, and that is the situ

ation at Colorado Springs. A. L. Randall, chairman of the International Union committee at Washington, The Little Rock Gazette has long been and S. H. Bell, member of the commit- known among our members in the southtee, both made strong arguments, outlin- west as an inveterate non-union office, ing the objects of the advocates of the and therefore we are more than usually measure, strongly emphasizing the merits pleased to announce that it has been of the McGuire bill, now before the house. unionized. Ex-Organizer Barrow The chairman of the house committee sumes the position of foreman, which is was strongly impressed with the illustra

a guarantee that the office will not in tions made, one of which was that the future, as in the past, be a menace to government could duplicate the plant of unionism in that section of the country. the Western Union Telegraph Company for less than $30,000,000; would be re

The Presidential proclamation which lieved of dividends upon $100,000,000 of

was issued under the date of February watered stock and would furnish the

14, 1896, granting Steubenville Typomasses of the people with cheaper living graphical Union No. 238 jurisdiction over rates of communication of which they are

the towns of Toronto and Mingo Juncnow absolutely deprived by the exorbi- tion, Ohio, is hereby revoked, it having tant rates charged by the Western Union

been demonstrated that the petitioning and other corporations. The time may

union was unable to maintain its scale in

the towns mentioned. not yet have arrived, but if the friends of the measure revive and continue the agi- The union label of any trade insures tation, if organized labor will make its honest-made goods, value for value, every power felt in the selection of congress- time.


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