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much improved in health. He speaks very enthusiastically of his trip, which extended along the Canadian border and throughout the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Jerry O'Brien, chairman of the Union chapel, has gone on an extended trip to Ireland. He is accompanied by his wife and son, Jerry, jr. He expects to return to Schenectady before snow flies.
The Rev. Dr. George R. Lunn delivered an address at the last meeting of the trades assembly, in which he praised the action of the men then on strike at Mckee's Rocks.
L. J. HUMPF.
the sidewalks to see it go by. The procession was headed by as many of the police as could be spared from duty, followed in carriages by the city and county officials, with the fire department turning out in full force. One of the features was the metal workers (tinners) carrying tin umbrellas. Typographical Union No. 28 turned out with a good force, all except two of those not working being in the parade. The Allied Printing Label League preceded the printers in automobiles, bear. ing banners showing the label and giving a full list of label printing offices. Cards were distributed informing the public that it “Does not cost a cent more to have this (allied printing trades) label put on your printed matter, and it is a guaranty that it is produced by union labor." On the reverse side of the card was given a list of label offices. After the parade the festivities of the day were held at Electric Park.
Since June blotter of the typographical union was issued three new firms have been added to the list of label offices. These are the Galveston Print. ing Company, the Empire Printing Company, and the Bohemian. At the present time there are but three non-union offices in the city, two of them be. ing one-man shops. One of these is owned by a big business firm, and your correspondent was informed by the manager that it was “a private printing office." I have been informed that they pay their “expert" printer $12 per week. The scale here is $20.
Business during the past month has been good, with printers in demand. In fact, as far as I can judge, work has been good in the printing line all over the state for some time past, owing to the rush for fall printing. The business year in Texas begins September 1, and somewhat previous to that date most business men make their preparations in printing, etc., for the ensuing busy season. As a rule, the printing business slacks up after January 1, preceded by a decline in work from September to that date.
R. B. SPANGLER.
NEWARK, N. J. The September meeting was a rather strenuous
The main order of business consisted of receiving the reports of the International Typographical Union delegates, Messrs. Hackett and Throssell, and the report of the state federation of labor delegation, presented by Delegate Hudson. The reports of both delegations were thorough, covering all the particularly interesting points of the sessions, that of the International delegates being accepted by a rising vote and the delegates discharged with the thanks of the union for their efficient performance of the duties entrusted to them. Then came the main show, caused by the giving out of a situation on the Morning Star and a decision by No. 103's executive committee in regard to priority. The committee's decision was unani. mously turned down and a resolution adopted to the effect that priority meant priority, and that situations would be expected to be given out strictly along the lines of the oldest sub first.
Labor day was, as usual in Jersey's metropolis, right up to the mark. Estimates place the number of marchers at figures ranging from 15,000 to 20,000. No. 103 was there about 50 per cent strong, headed by a band. The hatters were there almost to a man, the women members riding in carryalls, and were welcomed all along the line with applause. Several floats also appeared in the line, that of the stage hands of “Liberty and Justice" being the most praiseworthy. Taken all together, the turnout was the equal, if not the superior, of anything of the kind held here in former years. E. D. Bal. entine, of No. 103, was marshal of the second di. vision. He looked "quite fetching" astride his spirited charger. By the time this
"Bal" will be either a real, bona fide Essex county assembly candidate on the democratic ticket or an also ran.
The coming primaries will render the decision. We're hoping for the best.
The expected monotype invasion of the Evening News is off. Two No. 4 Mcigs., with all the latest attachments for ad setting, have been ordered, and will be installed at an early date. This will make twenty-two machines in that progressive plant.
The striking hatters wish to deny the statement that they are no longer in need of funds; they need every cent they can get. The settlement of the strike in this neighborhood, which was under. taken by Governor Fort, was void of results, al.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y.
A continued steady growth in the labor move. ment in this city is noticeable, and nearly every local is busy initiating new members. The car. penters took in thirty new members at their last meeting, and the boilermakers held a rousing big rally recently, on which occasion the interna. tional officers were present.
Business in general has taken a firmer stand, and the outlook for a still better resumption is very encouraging.
The Gazette composing room has been furnished with a complete up-to-date Hamilton outfit, which is much appreciated by the force in the adroom.
O. E. Boorne, for many years connected with the linotype force of the Gazette, has been appointed foreman to succeed Harry De Dell, re. signed.
John J. Quigley was the representative of the trades assembly at the annual convention of the state workingmen's federation at Troy.
Frank E. King, ex-president of No. 167, who took a trip recently to Montreal, has returned,
though it is understood that it may ultimately lead to an adjustment of the case. When a vote was taken on the question of returning to work un. der the conditions offered by the employers' association, out of the 7,000 votes cast but seven were in favor of returning. Which doesn't look like the hatters were weakening.
Those prizes offered by the label committee cer. tainly woke some folks up. At the last meeting the committee made a request for additional help in order to get out the returned stuff. The orig. inal committee consisted of five members, and ten more have volunteered to give a certain amount of time each week.
It is expected that within a very short time the I. T. U. Commission will have on exhibition in the Newark public library an elaborate display of its work in designing and printing, as per: formed by its pupils. This will be the result of a request on the part of Librarian Dana, and it is understood that he has arranged for its display in other libraries throughout the country.
It certainly should prove a good advertisement.
John T. Hudson, of this city, is in receipt of a rather novel present from his old friend, “Texas" Ayers, well known here. The gift is in the form of an exhibit of cotton in all stages of its growth, from an unopen blossom to the fluffy ball ready for the picker. Mr. Ayers is at present located at Dennison, Texas.
The following cards were deposited at the Sep. tember meeting: Edward Jenkins, Michael Gar. vey, Joseph Warren, Thomas Cunningham, Frank. lin Fisher, O. J. Hammill, J. E. Huber, Fred Nor. ris, A. B. Gifford, William Spours, W. F. Holmes, J. B. Golubiousky, T. P. Carney, Robert Sterling, C. V. Johnston, E. A. Hacker, Henry Wooster.
W. J. KEEGAN.
columns that in the composing rooms of this city exist the best conditions, sanitary and otherwise, in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Both machine and hand men are scarce in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and the "panhandle" of West Virginia.
As a remedy for small attendance, No. 456, at last month's meeting, passed a law to the effect that the regular monthly dues of this union shall be 50 cents in addition to the International Typographical Union per capita tax, 25 cents to be refunded if members shall have been in attendance at the regular monthly meeting. Local dues may be suspended during illness by a vote of the union.
Nicholas Bader, the oldest traveling member of the International Typographical Union of North America, was in Washington in August, coming from Detroit. Mr. Bader was one of the first union printers in Pennsylvania, being a charter member of Harrisburg Union in 1852. He is still active, can set ads to beat the band, and is quite artistic. “Nick” is about 77 years of age.
WILLIAM CLARK BLACK.
On a visit to Buffalo, N. Y., last month we were pleased to make the acquaintance of President Charles E. Kinskey, Hugh Wallace, the statistician for No. 9, and John Egan, of the Courier. We also had the pleasure of renewing ac. quaintance, after an absence of sixteen years, with "Billy" O'Neil, with whom we worked on the old Cincinnati Tribune; also met Charlie ("Shorty") Howlett, of Washington, D. C.
No. 456 has two more woman members, making three in all. The last two ladies to "ride the goat" were Adeline M. Seaman and Elizabeth Patterson. One from the job side, 'tother an "ad. man.
No. 456's fund to the ione library will be raised in chapels.
Two more slides for local picture show houses have been ordered by this local. Two houses al. ready are showing Home scenes.
Robert Burns, foreman of the Record jobrooms, formerly president of East Liverpool (Ohio) Union, says many a time he's been talen for a "blacksmith,” probably, but for the first time he was recently taken for a butcher.
We believe we can consistently state in these
JERSEY CITY-BAYONNE, N. J. It appears very unsatisfactory to the advocates of the state constitutional amendments that only one-fifth of the normal vote was cast at the special election, September 14, when the amendments were defeated almost two to one. But it is very gratifying to organized labor that the majority of one-fifth of the voters did not want the amend. ments passed. When the Blauvelt amendment was introduced at the session of the last legislature (an amendment making it contempt of court only when the contempt was committed in the court's presence) the majority of the house thought it an unwise law, but it is a safe bet that hereafter the politicians will consider the demands of union labor, especially if they wish to have the labor vote with them. They will have five years to think over what union men can do if they will.
Waterbury (Conn.) Union held the lucky ticket in the drawing for the benefit of ex-President Allan Ball. By unanimous vote the union donated the money to Mr. Ball, for which he is very thank. ful, and No. 94 extended thanks to the member. ship of No. 329 for their kind consideration.
The outlook for a woman's auxiliary is bright at present. If it can be accomplished and the members give the label committee the support it merits, it will not be long before Jersey City can boast of a 100 per cent union town. Let us all do our best.
Owing to a large amount of business, the letter from Secretary-Treasurer Hays relative to the Union Printers Home was laid over to the October meeting, when, it is hoped, plans will be formu. lated whereby a substantial sum will be raised for a worthy cause.
Hereafter all of No. 94's registered apprentices will receive a copy of THE TYPOGRAPHICAL JOUR. NAL. Read it carefully, ioys; interesting articles appear every month.
It would be a shame to tell what the Journal
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boys did to the Hoboken Observer fellows who were so (un.) fortunate as to have a college grad. uate pitcher in their employ in their annual base. ball game. Journal, 15; Observer, 6.
The new scale went into effect the first week in September, the jobbers now receiving $21 for fortyeight hours' work.
As the newspaper agreement expires on January 1, 1910, a committee was appointed to draw up a new agreement and report at the December meet. ing.
“Con" Ford, president of the state and local branch of the American Federation of Labor, will be a candidate at the September primaries for the nomination for assemblyman. It might help things a little to have one of our members in the state leg. islature. Here's luck to him.
The writer had an interview a short time ago with a lithographer who is in the employ of a nonunion firm. He complained that business was very slow, saying even the cheap theatrical poster work had fallen off considerably. I told him possibly Or. ganizer McLoughlin could in form him of the cause.
Percy L. ANDERSON.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. That the members of San Francisco Union are in earnest regarding the 1911 convention is evidenced in many ways. On September i the San Francisco Boosters' Club was organized. Frank Wandress was elected president and W. H. Ellis secretary. An executive committee, composed of well-known members of the union, has been appointed, and at a meeting to be held in the near future definite plans for the campaign will be formulated and the active work started. posed to send a delegation to Minneapolis by special car.
Already nineteen members have signified their intention to make the trip. Secretary Michel. son has been made treasurer of the Boosters, and already has quite a fund on hand. Many of the members are placing a certain amount each week in the hands of the treasurer to insure expense money when the time of departure is reached.
It may be interesting to our eastern friends to know that perhaps in no other city in this country
we expect such favorable weather conditions during convention week as will no doubt obtain here. In order to get exact information on this important subject, the undersigned addressed a communication to the chief of the local weather bureau, with the following result:
OFFICE OF WEATHER BUREAU SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., September 13, 1909. Mr. George A. Tracy, San Francisco Typographical
Union No. 21, 787 Market Street, Room 123, San Francisco, Cal.:
Sir-Replying to your letter of September u, I have pleasure in sending you the data requested on form No. 1078—met'l, enclosed. It will be seen that no warm weather is likely to prevail and that the temperatures are refreshingly cool for midsummer. No one need pass a sleepless night because of a hot spell.
I trust you may be successful in your effort to secure the International convention for this city. Very respectfully, ALEXANDER G. McAdie,
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. The celebration and parade on Labor day was the largest and grandest ever held in this city, the parade being over a mile long. Locals from adjoining towns were well represented, and took an active part in helping to make the oce sion a success and one to be long remembered. In the afternoon there was a festive and gala time at Old Orchard Park, which consisted of music by the bands and speechmaking and dancing, and, when all told, it was a brilliant affair. No. 233 deserves much praise for making this occasion a grand success. The men marched like old vet. erans and the ladies all said, while No. 233 did not have the largest number of men, it certainly had the handsomest bunch in line.
The Carter-Crume Printing Company of this city, whose printing matter goes to the four corners of the globe, is still putting forth its best efforts to have the label placed on all its printing. This gives the label a wide circulation, and is often the means of getting business men to use the label who never had it before.
The officers of No. 233, with the assistance of Organizer Kinskey, of Buffalo, are endeavoring to have the Cataract and Gazette, of this city, sign up, and the outlook at the present time is very encouraging. With these two papers once more in the union ranks, it would help to swell the membership of No. 233, and make old Niagara Falls once again a strictly union town.
The regular yearly stag theatrical party of the chapel of the Carter-Crume Company from the Falls to Buffalo is the next thing in line in the shape of sport. These excursions are quite a success, and a very large attendance is expected, as every person is shown a good time.
W. L. STUCK.
After three and one-half years of herculean effort to rebuild their city, San Franciscans are to have a holiday. The Portola festival is being ar. ranged to celebrate the discovery of San Francisco Bay by Gaspar de Portola, in 1769, and will also Serve to announce to the world that the city has been rehabilitated. The idea was created among various organizations, and there are behind it practically all of the commercial, fraternal, civic and labor societies in the city. It is to be a great, big, get-together affair, with every one boosting for the city. No city in the world has accomplished such wonders; no city represents the true American spirit more than San Francisco; no city in the
The world bows to those who can command its homage.--Ex.
world has the natural carnival spirit that it has. The month of October is the most beautiful season of the year—there are no fogs, very little wind and no rain. The week from October 19 to 23 next will be one crowded with various attractions and entertainments. President Taft has signified his intention of being present on the opening day, and has prepared a toast in commemoration of the wonderful energy and work displayed by the citi. zens of San Francisco. Every nation in the world has been invited to send warships to this harbor during the festival week, and England, France, Holland and Japan have already detailed some of their best vessels. Probably a dozen of the powers will be represented in this harbor during the celebration, which, together with the ships from our own fleet, will be the greatest assembly of war ves
Certainly from the standpoint of his union record, no appointment could give greater satisfaction to our members. Printers from all parts of the state have given expression of entire satisfaction over the appointment, and Mr. Smith assumes his new duties with the hearty congratulations and best wishes of all.
Candidates for delegate to the Minneapolis convention are already in the field, and a spirited cam. paign is promised. Our membership at present is over 900, and it is not improbable, with good times ahead, that No. 21 will soon reach the 1,000 mark, and be entitled to four delegates.
George S. Hollis, of the Call, was married, September 9, to Miss Wilma S. Sullivan, of this city, Rev. Father W. P. Cummins, of Mission Dolores church, officiating, the service being performed in
the rectory. Mr. Hollis' associates in the Call composing room presented the couple with a beautiful Morris chair and some cut glass pieces. In keeping with the thorough manner in which he does everything, the groom had provided a beautiful home for the reception of his bride, where their honeymoon was spent. Mrs. Hollis is an aunt of "Earthquake Bill" Chaudet. GEORGE A. TRACY.
sels in the history of the world. And last, but not least, the union label appears on all of the printed matter being used to advertise the affair.
E. L. Herriff, for many years a member of No. 21, died at Visalia, Cal., on September 6. H. P. (Mickey) Reece died in Sacramento on September 3. His remains were interred in the union's burial plat. Thomas Craig died at the city and county hospital, this city, on September 5. His membership had lapsed.
Andrew F. Smith, for many years foreman of the San Francisco Call, but recently in charge of the job department of the state printing office at Sacramento, has been promoted to the general foremanship of that office, vice W. W. Cuthbert, re. signed. Perhaps no printer in the state of Cali. fornia is better fitted, by reason of experience and natural ability, to fill this position than Mr. Smith.
Let us do our own thinking, listening quietly to the opinions of others, but be sufficiently men and women to act always upon our own convic. tions.-Trine.
The temper in which a race accepts defeat is a surer sign of their moral greatness than the temper in which they accept a victory.-McCarthy.
Union No. 286 and Iron Molders' Union No. 11, they both making a fine showing in their uniforms. After the parade all the bands massed together with the central trades and labor council banner and flag-bearers and Iron Molders' Union No. 11, and marched down Main street to Fitzhugh, play. ing “Onward, Christian Soldiers,” which made the biggest hit of the day. There were musicians in the band when massed, and at the close of the parade hats were raised and they played our beautiful national anthem, "My Coun. try, 'Tis of Thee." In the afternoon the trade unionists adjourned to Ontario Beach Park, where G. W. Bope, vice-president of the musicians, made the address of the day, and where the picnic and sports were held. Tag day was also celebrated at this time, and a goodly sum will be realized toward the labor temple, each local doing its share toward disposing of the tags, and for which they will receive stock.
At the last regular meeting of No. 15 it was decided to appoint a committee to make arrangements and get space for our International tuber. culosis exhibit in the convention hall during the industrial display, which is to be held here in October, commencing on the uth and ending on the 23d. This display is visited by many thousand, and should we be successful in getting the space we want, the exhibit should make a valuable piece of advertising, both for the International and
ROCHESTER, N. Y. Those who are interested in non-tuberculosis printshops should call on former secretary Tom Moore at his office, 32 South avenue. Mr. Moore now has the finest equipped business office in the city, having recently put in up-to-date office furni. ture, done in old mission style. He not only has a fine business office, but the composing room is a dream, cleanliness and order prevailing every. where. The owner of the block in which Mr. Moore's office is located has recently had it entirely rebuilt, and he, with the Labor Journal, now have two model plants. The Labor Journal is on one side of the hall and he is on the other, with the Union Merchandise Company occupying a large room in the center, making a complete floor of union firms.
By the way, while I am speaking of the Union Merchandise Company, don't forget that when you want union goods of any sort, from cuff buttons to trousers or soap, this firm, which is composed of John S. Whalen, former secretary of state; Thomas Nolan and Frank Keough (all belonging to a union), have got what you want.
John A. Burke, assistant foreman of the Times, and Miss Cora Keeler were married September 11, only a few of the immediate friends being in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Burke, after a visit to Boston and other eastern cities, will make this city their home. The Times chapel presented the happy pair with a handsome present.
Several members of the Times chapel have had a permanent camp on the Genesee, near Scottsville, during the summer, and have named it Kil Kare. Those who have made this their headquarters during the summer Messrs. Shumway, Reynolds, Burke, Van Ness, Kelly and George Frank, Kelly having a motor boat and the others skiffs to while away the pleasant evenings on the river.
The Times chapel held its annual clambake on September 19, at Ideman's, on the Genesee, and you may rest assured that those in attendance had their full share of the good things.
President Walsh, who was in attendance at the St. Joseph convention as delegate, with his wife, visited Denver and Colorado Springs and called on Superintendent Deacon at the Home. that those who have never seen our grand Home do not appreciate the feeling that one has when he enters the spacious main building, and realizes that he is helping to contribute to so worthy and beautiful an undertaking. He declares if those who have never had an opportunity to see this elegant memorial to our craft could see it, they would never think of giving up their card, for he claims it is the most beautiful place in all of this beautiful country of ours.
President Walsh was in Syracuse on Labor day in conference with President Lynch, who made the Labor day address in that city.
Labor day in this city was one long to be remembered, the different organizations making the largest and finest parade ever seen in our city. Especial mention may be made of Paperhangers'
Our last meeting was fairly well attended and was productive of good results, as much business was accomplished. The hour was late when we finally adjourned to meet at the call of the president, if necessary to call such before the next regular meeting
Robert N. CHAPMAN.
WASHINGTON, D. C. S. B. Ragland, formerly of Richmond, Va., but for several years past a well-known member of No. 101, has returned to the Virginia capital, having secured an appointment in the weather bureau and received an assignment as printer at the Richmond station. While here Mr. Ragland was employed in the government printing office, on sev. eral of the dailies, and in one or more of the larger job shops, and was the easy maker of friends in all of these chapels. Many good wishes follow Sam to his back home job.
If a member of the building trades asks you if the story is true that members of his craft are in great demand in Washington, deny it. From good authority, I am led to the conclusion that the story, which has been industriously circulated all over the country, is a device of unfair employers to glut the market with such labor in the hope of weakening the unions.
In the death of H. A. McPike, which occurred in this city on September 10,
1909, Columbia Union loses one of its oldest members, he having passed his seventy-eighth birthday previous to his demise. He was for many years an employe of the national printery, being on the roll of that establishment when the end came. He was