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years in the city of Philadelphia by the success of the trolleymen in their recent controversy.

The reports of the label committee at the last few meetings have been exceedingly interesting, and the campaign now being considered by the committee will result in an abundance of telling results. But the membership should bear in mind that, in order to get the maximum of results, this committee will need the hearty co-operation of all who desire to see the demand for the label made as general as it should be. There is nothing connectec with the use of our label that need cause any member to hesitate in asking any one to use it, but, to the contrary, there is every reason why it should be endorsed and supported by all who have an occasion to use printed matter. There are some contracts in this city that provide for the return of the work unless it bears the label.

Work at present in this city can be described as nothing more than fair. The directory, which is being printed in the Times office, has made a little extra work.

JOHN M. COLLINS.

selves to get out better publications. The Review Publishing Company has bought the model No. 2 linotype that has been doing duty in the Review printing and stationery department, the latter company having ordered a new model No. 5, with five magazines. All the printers seem to be working and the job shops have been putting on new

However, at present there are a good many "prints" in town—enough, at least, to take care of all the extra work.

On June 13 the printers and cigarmakers played a game of baseball at league park for the benefit of James Staniford, an old cigarmaker, who has been in the hospital for some time and is just now convalescing. The typos and “weed rollers” both hus. tled selling tickets and succeeded in raising about $80. The game was a huge success—from a cigarmaker's standpoint-resulting in a score of 19 to 8 in favor of the "scraps.”

George Shaffer was chosen to represent No. 215 at the convention in St. Joe, Mo., having no opposition.

At the last meeting of the union the new scale of prices for the newspapers was adopted. There was a full attendance of the members and much interest was shown.

The new

scale has been approved by President Lynch and has been handed to the proprietors. The old scale expires August 4. Everybody is pulling for Minneapolis in 1910.

GEORGE B. GARVER.

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SCHENECTADY, N. Y. At the last meeting of Typographical Union No. 167 the new officers were installed. Just before installation Secretary Gilchrist and Frank E. King, of the executive board, presented their resignations, which necessitated

election. Louis J. Humpf was elected corresponding secretary and A. C. Hilton was chosen on the executive board. President Mahar announced the following standing committees: Label committee, Humpf, Quigley, Johnson; membership committee, Bennett, Hockford, Stack, Schwartz, Harrison; laws committee, Hockford, Boorn, Golden; sick committee, Morgan, Bennett, O'Brien; funeral committee, Martin, Fuller, Wildey, Como.

The label committee is busy using stickers on unlabeled printed matter and interviewing business men who have no label on their work or who have their printing done out of town. Much good work has already been accomplished. If persistently pushed by every man it would not be long before the label would be found on every piece of printed matter.

L. J. HUMPF.

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DECATUR, ILL. The Daily World, the new morning paper to be published by Eugene Linxweiler, will be ready to make its appearance about the last week of June. The World has absorbed the Decatur Printing Company and the Labor World. The firm will do first-class jobwork. The new paper starts out with three machines, but another will be added shortly. The material has about all arrived, and the force of printers is busy getting the new shop in shape for the first issue. E. A. Winter, secretary-treasurer of No. 215 and formerly manipulator of the ivories at the Review, will be foreman of the new paper.

Things printorially are looking good here at present. With the advent of the new paper, the two other dailies are, of course, straining them

MEMPHIS, TENN. Our June meeting was a hummer-very few ab. sentees, and this, of course, caused the session to be both' lively and interesting. The attendance card system used by the local not only brings the membership out, but keeps them there after they do come.

No excuse but actual sickness--no shamming--and "out of town" saves a fellow from paying the penalty for non-attendance.

The election for delegates is now, of course, history, but yet we can not refrain from mentioning the victors in such a hotly contested race for delegatorial honors. "Bob" Armstrong, on count of the prominent part taken in union af. fairs for many years past, is perhaps one of the best known members of No. 1 and one of its tireless workers. In the past he has filled almost every position in No. 11, and now has been honored by election as one of our delegates. J. N. Everett, the other delegate, being as effective in a campaign as he is in working for the welfare of the local, won the honor of answering rollcall at St. Joe. He represented No. 11 at Toronto, and has many friends throughout the country who will be rejoiced to see him at the convention.

With the advent of warm weather chapel meetings have been resumed on Court Square, the printers' paradise. It seems the founders of Memphis planned well when they left this beautiful square in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the various printshops. It has been a pleasant rendezvous for members of the craft from time immemorial, and there are many who will read Mail, a Scripps-McRae paper, with two machines, and the Ledger, running at present with one linotype.

Alex. Doig is again foreman of the Tribune news force, J. J. Neubarth having resigned and gone to San Francisco to engage in business for himself. Mr. Doig was foreman of the Tribune for many years before the earthquake.

HOMER BUCKNER.

this with pleasant memories of this lovely little spot.

Work has been exceptionally good in the job offices recently, with plenty of men to supply the demand. Hopes are entertained that the advent of prohibition will not seriously affect these conditions.

Cleve Hartz has resigned the foremanship of the adroom at the News Scimitar and is subbing at the Commercial Appeal. Paul Barber succeeded him.

What are you doing for the label? Every meinber should ask himself this question. We have an active label committee, but it can not do our part of the work in pushing the little emblem. An individual responsibility rests upon each member to continually hustle, agitate and do missionary work.

The Scripps-McRae syndicate, publishers of the Press, are figuring on an elegant, new, modern building on East Jefferson street for that publication.

“Lost, strayed or stolen," a "printers' club," supposed to have been ready for activity by July 1. Any information as to what became of said club will be thankfully received by the charter members. It may be the stringent laws passed by the prohibition legislature against any character of clubs with "booze" attachments had something to do with its early and lamented demise.

B. L. APPLEBY.

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HARRISBURG, ILL. No. 562 will send a delegate to St. Joe. George H. Layton, our secretary-treasurer, was victorious over the writer in the election. Three or four members talk of going to the convention.

One of the offices has received an order for 20,000 circulars that must have the label on. An order that size with the request for the "joker" shows we are getting results.

Card deposited: Frand A. Reed. Cards with. drawn: George F. Shuff, J. J. Garrett and Mark Smith.

Roy H. SHUP.

members of the Dalton gang of bank robbers and four Coffeyville citizens were killed in the fight of October 5, 1892.

OAKLAND, CAL. At the last meeting of No. 36 a hearty vote of thanks was extended retiring President Fischer and the rest of the officers of the past year. Mr. Fischer's administration has been a notably successful one. With the unfeigned co-operation of the other officers of the administration, he has succeeded in placing Oakland Union No. 36 on a high plane of efficiency, and this union now enjoys the reputation of ranking with the best and foremost unions of the land. Mr. Fischer will go down in the history of Oakland Union as a president who never failed in any undertaking which he set out to accomplish. He allowed his name to be placed on the ticket again this year, but he made no effort for election, and considers the large vote he received a complimentary one, as all his friends knew he did not desire to serve another year.

Oakland now has two new dailies, the Evening

TEXAS PRINTERS' COUNCIL. At the recent session of the Texas State Federa. tion of Labor, at San Antonio, the printer delegates to the convention held a meeting and adopt. ed a series of resolutions recommending that a printers' state conference be organized, to be composed of delegates from the various unions of the state.

The undersigned was instructed to submit to the unions for approval the recommendations, and we are pleased to state that most of the larger unions have endorsed the proposition, and a meeting will therefore be called to meet in Dallas on August 10.

Following are the recommendations, as adopted at the meeting at San Antonio:

1. We recommend that a state association be

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formed, to be known as the Texas Printers' Coun- unknown quantity in Idaho, the peculiar climate cil.

of the Gem State not being conducive to that 2. We recommend that a meeting be held in the city of Dallas on the second Tuesday in August for

species of vermin-even of the four-footed variety. the purpose of perfecting the above-named organ- The many friends of the president of No. 491, ization.

Charley Lamoreaux, whose homestead ranch on 3. We recommend that the basis of representa. tion to the first meeting be one delegate from each

the Fort Hall reservation, near here, was local union in Texas.

tested before he made final proof, will be pleased 4. We recommend that after the organization

to learn that he won out in the local land office. has been perfected that annual conferences be held thereafter, same to be held in conjunction with the

The contestant appealed to the general land office Texas State Federation of Labor-same date and in Washington, but Lamoreaux's case is so good same place.

that little doubt is entertained as to the final 5. We recommend that the following subjects be among those to be discussed at the first con

decision, which will mean a great deal to a printer ference and to be used as the basis for framing man,

as the land is worth $100 per acre, plans for a permanent organization: (a) Uniform system of bookkeeping.

$16,000 for the quarter section. (b) A plan for the compilation of statistics such

Pocatello Union is small in numbers at present, as might be of benefit in the making of contracts but large in unionism. The town is steadily in. or in arbitration cases, same to be furnished as

creasing in population, and there is a correspond. per some definite plan to be adopted at the first conference.

ing increase in our membership. Charley Alden (c) Arrangements which will result in the keep- (foreman of the Gate City News), J. P. Hopkins ing on file at all times a complete list of members and A. A. Dimmitt are late acquisitions. working in unorganized towns. This is for the purpose of gaining information, imparting informa.

We have three printing establishments in our tion, or for any use which might tend to further town--one daily (the Tribune), with one linotype; the interest of the local unions. (d). A monthly per capita tax, same to be used

one tri-weekly (the Gate City News), which has in maintaining a bureau of information.

ordered a linotype and will soon be a daily, and (e) Arrangements to have on file with the print- one job office. Both papers have good job plants ers' council a copy of the scale of prices of each in connection. local union, date of expiration of each, contemplated change in same, giving in detail such infor.

Ben H. Stevenson, adman on the Tribune, was mation in connection therewith as might interest elected as alternate to St. Joe. or benefit the men working in the job, book, or

Ike Troupe, pressman on the Tribune and a news offices in Texas.

(f). A complete list of all Newspaper Publishers' member of the Butte Pressmen's Union, is Association members, giving name of each newspa- enthusiastic chicken raiser and has one of the per having national arbitration agreement with the

greatest breeds of

chickens extant. local union.

He has (g) First conference to consider the feasibility

twenty-nine hens, which, he claims, produce on of a uniform apprenticeship law.

an average thirty-one eggs per day. (h) The conference to give special attention to the one-man-shop problem.

If it is my good fortune to be present at the 6. We further recommend that the above recom

St. Joseph convention, I shall advocate an increase mendations and suggestions be submitted to each in the old age pension to at least $5.45 per week, local union for action, and urge that the unions vote upon the advisability of forming a state or

will oppose the repeal of the priority law, and ganization and the holding of a conference at the

will vote to give the northwest (Minneapolis) the above-named city on the date given--the result of 1910 convention.

ED JONES. each union's action to be sent to Z. M. Duckworth, of Dallas, he in turn, upon receipt of advices from each of the local unions, to compile same and for

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. ward each local union the result. A state organization will undoubtedly prove of

Things printorially are on the boom, both hand great benefit to the craft in Texas.

and machine. Schuepp & Barnes have a model Dallas, Texas.

Z. M. DUCKWORTH.

No. 5 linotype, the State Journal two monotypes for use on state work and in the adroom, and the

Evening News will install a No. 5 lino and a POCATELLO, IDAHO.

monotype caster. While help has been scarce of

late, there is at present a plentiful supply. A short time ago I came in from the ranch H. W. Doenges, who was elected a delegate to where I have been sojourning for the past eight St. Joe, is one of our oldest members, and has months, and the “bunch" here, after getting the held nearly all the offices within the gift of a local sagebrush ticks off me, proceeded to elect me union and affiliated bodies. For the first time in correspondent of THE JOURNAL, and later as dele- many, many years a delegate was elected without gate to the St. Joe convention.

opposition, and the honor was conferred as At the last meeting of No. 491 the scale of mark of appreciation of work well and faithfully prices was raised on an average of $2 per week done. for handmen, the new scale being as follows: George Hoole, the retiring financial secretary, Night work-Foremen, $26; floormen, $21.50. lays down the duties of that position after a conDay work-Foremen, $23; compositors (job, ad tinuous service of twenty-two years, and in all and straight-matter men), $20. The scale for ma- that time has never been short a penny nor has an chine operators remains as formerly-$24 and error been found in his books. $22.50 for night and day work, respectively. We do "Billy" Finn, after a residence of some fifteen not anticipate any trouble in putting the new scale years, drew his card and is now in Chicago. into effect, as such an object as a "rodent" is an Harry Eads, vice-president of Los Angeles

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Union, is in Springfield visiting his father, Col. O. P. Eads, while en route to Chicago to visit his wife and daughter, the latter being seriously ill as the result of an accident while acting in the Richard Carle opera company.

An advisory committee has been appointed to procure data and formulate a new scale. The present scale does not expire for more than a year, but past experience teaches that eleventh-hour scales are not just the thing—when the other fel. low has the “dope." No. 177 proposes to furnish some of the "dope" this time.

Samuel U. Pigman, formerly of Indianapolis and Chicago, a monotype operator at the State Journal, and Miss Hazel Barnell, of Chicago, a stenographer in the secretary of state's office, this city, were married in this city June 12. John H. Eaton, foreman at the Journal bookroom, and Miss Bertha Severns were married in St. Louis June 8.

R. P. Goode, machinist at the State Journal, bas resigned, and with his wife is now sojourning in Europe. Fred Nortwick, of St. Louis, succeeded Mr. Goode as machinist.

Ere these items are in print a woman's auxiliary to No. 177 will have been perfected. This organization will fill a long-felt want, and has a membership of fifty-five. The organization of this auxIliary is due to the sole efforts of H. W. Doenges, who has spent his time and money to perfect it. It is now up to the "women folks” to make good. Minneapolis, 1910!

F. C. REED.

ical Union convention in Minneapolis. We are to a man back of our sister city, and she is in the race to win.

Typographical union delegates to the state federation of labor convention made an earnest effort to organize the Red Wing printers. Printer delegates were numerous, and we gave a smoker for the Red Wing boys, and brief talks were made by R. S. Reynolds, N. C. O'Connor, F. A. Breen, H. W. Goetzinger, T. F. Thomas, J. H. Wilson, F. Gaspard and J. Maiden. We believe a union will spring into existence at once, as there is good ma. terial in that city.

Noticing the tide of sentiment was overwhelmingly in favor of the re-election of Secretary W. E. McEwen for the fourteenth time at the state federation, H. W. Goetzinger did not allow his name to go before the convention. George B. Howley was again chosen president and J. Maiden was re-elected to the executive council.

The Dispatch has bought the Pioneer Press and discontinued the evening edition of the latter paper on June 1. The Pioneer Press will be issued from the Dispatch building after June 20.

We have a number of idle men and the future outlook is not as encouraging as it might be.

Joe MAIDEN.

PEORIA, ILL. The memorial services of No. 29 were a great success and largely attended.

Oliver La Rash, a member of No. 29, has been very ill for several weeks.

The wife of Charles W. Hitch died June 16, of cancer. The condition of trade in Peoria is very poor.

Walter S. Bush.

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ST. PAUL, MINN.
Minneapolis in 1910!

An Englishman touring this country on a statistical mission remarked to one day recently that he thought it strange the American workman would allow the manufacturer to compel him to buy all the necessaries of life in a protected market, while the workman had to sell his labor in a free market in competition with thousands of im. migrants annually coming to our shores.

W, P. Bryan, 55 years of age, formerly of Connersville, Ind., who had only been here a short time, fell down stairs at his hotel and broke his песk. . He now rests in the third grave in the union's burial plot in Roselawn cemetery.

A move was initiated at the June meeting to have the printing trades delegates to the state federation of labor convention organize a state branch of the printing trades. A meeting of the delegates was held in Red Wing, the convention city, and a committee appointed, of which Ross S. Reynolds is chairman, to draft rules and laws for a state body, the same to be submitted for approval to all the unions interested.

Secretary J. E. Corcoran was quietly married in Chicago, May 25, to Miss Julia K. McDermott. Mr. Corcoran has been busy of late receiving con. gratulations and best wishes from his

many friends.

Our "booster" committee is sending literature to all delegates-elect pointing out the advantages of holding the next big International Typograph

ALBANY, N. Y. In this letter to The JOURNAL I feel that it is my first duty to acknowledge the complimentary notices awarded me for my pension article in last month's issue by members of No. 4 and others from more remote fields. Among the latter was a letter from Joseph Joyce, of Baltimore, Md., whom I never knew, but who says he "had many helpful and happily remembered acquaintances in Albany, away back (1884), when pushing New York's first women and children's ten-hour lawpassed in 1886.” Mr. Joyce is now a veteran of forty-six years' standing in the printers' union, hailing originally from Utica, and it was from that city that he was sent to the legislature. Mr. Joyce (so says Mr. Palmatier, who knew him well) was an active and prominent figure in Utica labor circles years ago, and was a firm friend of our late William S. Mahan, who last met Mr. Joyce, in 'company with Mr. Palmatier, at the Toronto convention in 1905. Mr. Joyce is now a pensioner of the International Typographical Union, but is duly interested in seeing that this grand and progressive idea of unionism is not injured by its too zealous friends, who might, in their desire to see it accomplish their fondest

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musicians by the Altro Park management. Max Rosen, the manager of this amusement park, is the booking agent of a circuit of some forty or more similar parks throughout the country, a.id the intention

to use non-union musicians. Albany was picked out as the initial point of attack by the union musicians against this effort, and by the prompt endorsement of the local central body Mr. Rosen was quickly led to sign agreements with President Webber, of the International Federation of Musicians, that were much to his satisfaction. All eyes are now turned toward St. Joe.

CHARLES H. WHITTEMORE.

STRATFORD, CANADA.

After efforts extending over about eighteen months, Stratford Union No. 139 finally secured an agreement with the employers here. Organizer Kinskey, of Buffalo, paid several visits here in the last year trying to reach an agreement. The new scale calls for $12 flat, eight hours, commencing October 1. This tends to balance up the scale, although machine operators are getting from $15 up.

Both local papers contained column articles about the bad, bad printers, and the "foreign". walking delegate, on June 18, the day after signing the new scale.

A continuation of a vigorous label campaign will keep Stratford in good shape. F. H. Ryan.

wishes, overtax it by hasty and inopportune amendments. I have to thank Mr. Joyce, as well as others, for their kind words regarding my position on that subject, as expressed in the June JOURNAL.

A withdrawal card was issued to Frank J. Bassett, on his request, just after election, and this removes from the active membership of No. 4 one of its most solid members. “Sam," as Mr. Bassett has been familiarly called by his many friends for years, has been in charge of all our surplus funds for years, and was always a most watchful guardian thereof. As chairman of the board of trustees for years, he has been a familiar figure at our meetings. Mr. Bassett is now quite extensively interested in Albany real estate, and, as he intends to devote the remainder of his days to this business, he thought best to take a with: drawal card. He carries with it the best wishes of many good friends.

The sympathies of his many friends are extended to Chairman Ferris, of the board of audi. tors, in the recent loss of a daughter, 18 years of age, by death, during the past month.

THE JOURNAL mailing list has just undergone its annual revision at the hands of Secretaries Taylor and Barnes. Every effort was made to get the list as correct as possible, and several names were added that apparently had never before been on, though the parties have long been members of No. 4. The members themselves are many times to blame, if they don't receive THE JOURNAL, by not reporting changes of address, when such are made, or notifying the proper

offi. cers that they don't get the publication.

Under the new apprentice law the local apprentices are receiving their certificates. These certificates are the guarantee that the would-be apprentice has that he is a duly accredited apprentice at the trade, and will only be issued in conformity with the local law on the subject. This will be an improvement over the old conditions, where, in some instances in the larger offices, there would be an excessive number of boys employed in and around the composing room, and who often imagined that they were serving time on an apprenticeship at the trade, when, in point of fact, such was not the case.

Delegates Crowley and Boyle are canvassing the various claims of the two candidates in the field for the 1910 convention with something of the feeling of "how happy I would be with either, were the other dear charmer away,” in their desire to make a choice.

President Lynch is in town at this writing on official business. President Campion has been delegated by No. 4 with full power to entertain the head of our International as befits the dignity of his official position and in accordance with the time-honored reputation for hospitality enjoyed by old Albany. Organizer McLoughlin was also here.

The central federation of labor of this city was instrumental, during the past month, in aiding the International Federation of Musicians to win its case against the employment of non-union

NEW KENSINGTON-TARENTUM, PA.

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For the first time since this union was organized the members and their wives gathered together for a good time, on May 24. New Kensington, Natrona and Tarentum are not very far apart, but very few of the families were acquainted, although the union has been organized for over six years. For some

time past the members' interest has waned, President Evans suggested a little “blowout." While all were not able to attend, yet those who were fortunate enough to be there had an enjoyable time. Euchre and other games were played, and a delicious lunch was served, for which Mrs. Evans, wife of our president and Mrs. Craig, wife of the secretary, are given entire credit. Everyone was well pleased with the success of the affair, and agreed that it would be a good thing to have similar gatherings more often in the future.

0. C. Craig.

AMONG the virtuous disgrace is considered be. fore life.-Euripides.

Anger begins with folly and ends with repent. ance.--Pythagoras.

INDUSTRY pays debts, despair increases them.Franklin.

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