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asked, "Is the priority question settled?" let me offer him a short quotation: “Oh, I wad like to ken,” to the Printer's Deil,
says I, When the 'guid time comin', gaun to come, an'
the 'sweet bye and bye,' When justice will be done to a', an' a' men brith
ers be?” Man, ye're far owre inquisitive!" says the Print
er's Deil to me." Cards received: Thomas Wilson, W. L. Locke, George Lyon, A. Crompton. Withdrawn: E. Bingham, H. M. Diggon, C. K. Beer, A. Reuben, W. Davis, A. A. Leduc, H. R. MacArthur, George Lyon Initiated: J. Fisher, Ladysmith.
John L. NEATE.
of the Whiteside Street Methodist Church of this city, and is chairman of the committee on print. ing of that denomination of this district. Now for a boost of the union label. His services are going to be invaluable to the craft of this section, especially to the state of Tennessee and this city.
Business has been quiet in the printing trade, but has picked up some on the newspapers.
There are five subs showing up on the morning paper, which has eight machines, and a sufficient number
the afternoon paper to meet requirements, which also has eight machines.
Duke Ross, a well-known printer of the south and Havana, Cuba, is "showing up” on the machine side of the Times. W. H. Hix, who has been touring the west, north and east, is also substituting on the machines of the Times. Mr. Hix served his apprenticeship in this city. Martin Peyer, who has been sojourning in the far northwest, has returned. C. H. Allgood, favorably known on the Atlantic coast, is one of our arrivals. E. E. Arneet, late of Macon, is now on the Times.
J. T. SLAUGHTER.
BATAVIA, N. Y. The Times Publishing Company has installed one of the latest model No. 6 machines. This makes two machines in this office, and they are be. ing run three shifts.
At our last regular meeting one new member was initiated (Arthur N. Keen) and two applications for apprentice membership were received.
Our genial and efficient secretary, Burton R. Brewer, and bride, have returned from an tended wedding trip. The members greatly appreciated the cigars he distributed, and all join in wishing him a long and prosperous life.
Batavia Union No. 51 turned out in full force on Labor day and won the second prize for the best looking union in the parade in the morning, carrying red, white and blue umbrellas.
The addition to the News building has been completed, making a great improvement to the press and jobrooms of the plant.
DANIEL F. PFEIFER.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. The city of Chattanooga is one of the most po. tent factors in the commercial world of the south. Situated at the base of the wide-famed Lookout mountain, 1,800 feet in height and upon which, on a clear day, it is claimed, one can look within the borders of seven different states; bordered upon its boundary line by Walden's ridge and Missionary ridge; within the distance of twelve miles of the Chickamauga Park, a government reservation and upon which is located Fort Oglethorpe, the present home of the Eleventh cavalry, U. S. A., Chattanooga, from a historical and scenic view. point, is unsurpassed by any city south of the Mason and Dixon line.
Printorially, we have made rapid strides in the past five years. During the past few months a new job scale of $18 for forty-eight hours of labor has been put through successfully.
The priority law has forged to the front. This time it comes through friendly channels, in so far as to securing an interpretation of the law in re. gard to extra office work. The priority law is en. forced by the local union.
Doctor Crowe, who was appointed to the newly. created office of chaplain of our union, is pastor
NEWARK, N. J. The October meeting of No. 103 has passed into history. Yes, history! For with its advent New. ark Union became the pioneer in a movement with which it and the other unions throughout the International jurisdiction have been wrestling, with very little success, for many moons; to be correct, ever since the inception of the cancellation law, and that is the cancellation of overtime in job shops. For some time past this question has been a thorn in the side of No. 103—that is, that portion of the organization that really be. lieved in forty-eight hours constituting a week's work-and when, after having the overtime accu. mulated in the various shops reported in dollars and cents, until the amount ran up into the thousands, there were very few who openly thought otherwise, with a result that there was a demand that some action be taken. This resulted in the executive committee calling on various proprietors and managers with whom the union had agreements, and pointing out to them the beneficial results of a night force and the opportunity for rest resultant in cancellation, both financially and as regards the ability of the men to work profit. ably after laboring long hours, with the outcome that one shop has put on a night force and all have agreed to the enforcement of the International law as regards cancellation.
Our old friend, James T. McGuigan, of Baltimore, Md., after an absence of three years, is again in our midst. “Jim," who is on the pension roll, is one of the real "oldtimers" who insists on calling every one under 55 years of age "that kid." It is a good many moons ago that he and ex-President Ed Ashton first met and became thoroughly acquainted with each other. At that time “Ash” was commonly known as “Odie," and
the official galley jerker on a long since defunct Binghamton (N. Y.) sheet bearing the title of "The Latest Morning News.” One event
moving picture theater, and the International Typographical Union is receiving no little advertising as a result.
President O'Connor, of the junior union, made another appeal for co-operation in getting the apprentices to join that body. He expressed a belief that affiliation with the junior body might result in infusing enthusiasm into the apprentices which they would not forget when they became members of the senior organization. If this is so, it's too bad the juniors were not organized years ago.
By the time this issue of THE JOURNAL makes its appearance it is probable that the hatters' strike will, to a great extent, be a thing of the past in the vicinity of Newark. On October 18 one of the largest firms in the hatting businessE. V. Connett & Co.-with factories here and in Orange, started up as union plants, and thus created an opening which will in all likelihood be followed by other manufacturers.
The following cards were received during the past month: J. Baum, London Society of Compositors; J. J. Shovlin, Nicholas Buxmeyer, T. G. Bell, D. D. Hemming, W. L. Brader, W. H. Noble, E. L. Carney, D. V. Markey, F. L. Thompson, L. H. Maisenbacher, M. L. Saunders, H. A. Laidlaw and F. M. Teasch.
W. J. KEEGAN.
ful date Jim blew in and immediately caught on for the night; and right here let it be known that that was no trick, for once having caught on, the trick was to catch on to your mazuma. After the sheet was up Jim proceeded to "carry the banner" on a pile of papers in the pressroom, and was soon sonorously "pounding his ear.' “Ash” had as a side partner a large Newfoundland dog, and on seeing Jim so thoroughly enjoying himself, after the manner of his kind proceeded to live up to his title by connecting up one of Jim's legs and the dog's collar with a not overlong piece of rope, and then he called the dog, who quickly responded with Mr. McGuigan in tow. When Jim recovered his bearings after the first yank and discovered the cause of his sudden awakening, he immediately started for “Ash," but stopped just as suddenly when the dog started for him. This performance was kept up without variation, Jim starting for “Ash" and the dog starting for Jim, until he finally succeeded in bribing “Ash” to untie the dog. This marked their introduction, and the “old man” and the "kid" have been fast friends ever since.
Manager Joseph J. Rafter, of the Prudential printing department, was the recipient of a handsome gold watch, suitably engraved, on the evening of October 9, at a reception tendered him at the Jerry MacAuley Water Street Mission, New York. The watch was the gift of friends and members of the old John Street M. E. Church, of that city, and was a mark of appreciation of the good work and interest taken by Mr. Rafter in both the church and mission. The presentation was made by Rev. J. Wesley Johnston, pastor of the John Street Church. Quite a number of the "Rock of Gib’s” employes were in attendance.
Messrs. Price and Sauder were No. 103's delegates at the State Printers' League quarterly convention in Orange on October 17.
The composing room of the Star has been handsomely decorated with a coat of whitewash, an event beyond the memory of the oldest inhabitant.
Reports regarding the May Manton shop, which is about to locate here, point toward a thoroughly union plant. This firm publishes women's period. icals, and at present operates a non-union plant in New York city.
The label committee is still sticking the jobsunlabeled ones, of course--and it is going at it in such a thorough manner and with such good results that, locally at least, it would appear as if there would be a dearth of non-label printing in the immediate future. Newark's plan of campaign in this direction is so well thought of by the International officers that circulars outlining it have been printed and distributed among the various unions. This speaks well for our label committee's chairman, T. C. Price, who is the originator of the plan.
Newark donated $10 to the defense fund of W. A. Pfannkuche, of Bisbee, Ariz., who is locked up on a charge of murder, the result of a pistol duel with two strikebreakers.
Pictures of the Home and surroundings for several weeks have been on exhibition at a local
BUTTE, MONT. P. J. Coogan, of Anaconda, has gone to Syracuse, N. Y., where he will have charge of the Herald composing room. Although he has been Jack Chrystal's assistant for years on the Anaconda Standard, "Jim" was always like one of Butte's own. He was always “on the job," no matter what his union demanded or expected of him. The “bunch" gives him from six months to a year in which to return.
Otto Jeck, of Anaconda, has taken a trip to St. Louis, his old home, after an absence of about thirteen years.
"Thin Space" Jones was a recent visitor to "the richest hill in the world.”
Our stationary engineers failed to connect. They withdrew, all right, but the miners refused to be raised or lowered by men
of the new union. Rather than force the issue at this season of the year, the engineers "laid down.” At their first meeting after the withdrawal, the miners attempted to force an entrance to the engineers' hall, which resulted in one of the leaders of the mob being shot through the hand. One of the amusing features of the affair was the application by the miners for the much-hated injunction against the new union.
In the death of Captain Tillie Noble, of the Salvation Army, which occurred last month, the members of No. 126 feel a loss. She was "Tillie" to all. She always greeted one with a smile and her influence was noticeable. The music of silver in the tambourine was always "Tillie's” portion.
In view of the fact that the Montana State Federation of Labor, an American Federation of Labor organization, has endorsed the seceding electrical workers, one is reminded of the old song, "What will the harvest be?"
Frank Glenn and "Doc" Nettleton have won out in an Oregon land deal. Harry Crowl, Francis Estep, Andrew Stuart, Emil Zchau and Bond Rhue are all playing the same game, and Eddie Burns has bought a tract in the famous Bitter Root valley of Montana. And mines? Well, the printer in Montana who has been here long enough to get his second wind doesn't intend to stay long if he hasn't at least a prospect. But it really looks as if Frank Glenn and Jim Daly have a sure-enough gold mine near Helena. They are building a shafthouse and installing a pump.
James Reynolds has resumed control of the Miner composing room.
"Doc" Nettleton is trying to have some Butte merchants put in a stock of union label collars. More power to him!
"Hi" Schneider and Harry Overand have returned from Livingston, where they spent the summer, bringing with them a pair of bear dogs. The animals are a cross--English bull terrier and southern bloodhound. “Ili” and Harry have chal. lenged Gerry Nugent, of Anaconda, to meet their dogs with his famous Aierdale. Some one else will have to report the result of that contest. Your correspondent "hasn't lost no b’ar."
entertained the printer delegates and friends to the number of 120 at a banquet, together with a short program, including speeches by Senator Shively, Representative Barnhart, President Wright, of the Illinois State Federation of Labor; President Perkins, Edward P. Barry, John S. Edmunds and others. Stereopticon views of the Home were accompanied by a very interesting talk by Mr. Barry. Our local president, Wilson E. Snyder, acted as toastmaster. Wednesday evening the central labor union entertained all the delegates at a banquet at the famous Oliver Hotel, known as the “best in the west.” Senator Beveridge was one of the guests of honor and talked on his famous child labor theme. He expressed his sincere appreciation of the whole-hearted support he had re. ceived from organized labor. Senator Shively, President Emery, of the Michigan Federation of Labor, and others also contributed towarıl the entertainment. The defeat of Edgar A. Perkins for re-election to the office of state president was a great disappointment to many who know him to be one of the new school of labor leaders who are farsighted enough to see that organized labor must cut loose from some of the millstones that are now hanging around its neck before it can ever expect to receive the respect or sympathy from those whose influence will count for the most.
“Brownie" Brown and "Rube" Pridmore lave migrated to the Wolverine state, and are holding “sits” in the little city of Niles, just across the line. Niles has recently reorganized its union and is now working under an $18 scale. By the reorganization of this union, the National Printing Company, one of the largest poster houses in the United States, and which has been “running its own business" since the eight-hour strike, was reclaimed.
South Bend was the storm center of a homecoming celebration, October 3 to 10. The headliner of the week was the civic, military, industrial and commercial pageant. Organized labor was invited to march, but as the "tin soldiers" were to head the procession, there was considerable objection, and when the soldier boys were asked to step back a few notches, they withdrew in a huff, and the upshot of the whole affair was that the military and industrial pageantry was a minus quantity.
J. FRANK McClave.
SOUTH BEND, IND. No. 128 now numbers around the eighty mark and is still growing.
South Bend at last has a real labor paper. Charles B. Eddy, former adman at the Times, recently purchased an interest in the old Labor Journal. The new company immediately installed a brand new outfit, and is now publishing a bright little six-column weekly under the name of the Interurban Journal, covering all of the surrounding territory, from Gary on the west to Goshen on the east. The newspaper starts with a fairsized subscription list, and will be of great serv. ice to the trade union movement in this vicinity. Mr. Eddy is managing the editorial end of the new enterprise, and we predict for it a happy future.
We now have about twenty Union Printers Home stereopticon slides which we have exhibited at the various picture shows on different occasions. These slides are colored reproductions of the grounds and buildings (both interior and exterior) of the Home, and are beautiful specimens of the photographer's art. They are entertaining and instructive and give to the public in general an intelligent conception of the fight we are carrying on against the great white plague.
The twenty-fifth, or silver jubilee, anniversary of the Indiana State Federation of Labor was celebrated in convention in this city on September 28, 29 and 30. The meetings were held at Turner Hall, which was elaborately decorated for the occasion. About 200 delegates were in attendance. On the evening of September 28 the local typos
AMARILLO, TEXAS. Our October meeting was
one that small union like this should be proud of, there being eleven members present. Although having been organized but a short time, we are coming to the front. Our membership is enlarging, and a small sum of money is in the treasury now. We have secured a scale of $24 for operators and $18 for job and ad men.
A short time ago the Panhandle made a change in ownership, H. M. Durst purchasing a
half interest from P. E. Boesen. Mr. Durst is an old newspaper man and is devoting his time to making a hetter paper than we have ever had here. This paper expects to be in its new building by the first of December. There will be several improvements made and another machine added soon.
Our secretary was instructed at the last meeting to send in the names of the three apprentices, to be placed on the mailing list of The TYPOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. A donation of $2.50 for the Home has been made by No. 525. The label committee is getting busy boosting the label.
We have a hard time keeping operators here, but several weeks ago we were fortunate to get J. T. Stanley and "Bughouse" Sinith from Wichita, Kan. Mr. Smith was with us but a short time. Clark Hicks, of Roswell, has the situation
Mr. Stanley is still with us. Cards deposited: 0. M. Perrin, C. G. Smith, A. S. Bassett. Applications received: Frank Mor. gan, R. H. Joyner, J. J. Cocherell, Clark Hicks.
JAMES H. STEVENS.
and organization was perfected and a constitution and by-laws adopted. Edward M. Martin, of No. 13, was elected president; Charles Carroll, of Providence, secretary-treasurer, and J. F. Murphy, Waterbury, Conn., Joseph O'Brien, Boston Mailers' Union, and Harry Poley, Berlin, N. H., vice-presidents. The president, secretary-treasurer and first vice-president constitute the executive committee. The next meeting will be held at Lawrence, Mass., the second Monday in June, 1910. Edward M. Martin, the president of the new organization, has been an energetic member of No. 13 for years, and lately has done excellent service on the inquiry committee. As reading clerk at the St. Joseph convention he became known to members throughout the International jurisdiction. In his new office he will undoubt.
BOSTON, MASS. The work of the committee appointed some months ago by No. 13 to consider the formation of a New England Typographical Union was brought to a successful conclusion on Sunday, September 26, when, with much enthusiasm, a federation of twenty-two of the unions in the six New England states was formally accomplished. Delegates from the various organizations assembled at the Quincy House on the invitation of No. 13, and the work of lubricating the convention machinery was begun with a smoke talk and musical entertainment on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning a business session was held, at which the views of the various delegates were fully aired. The conference adjourned for luncheon, after which many of the delegates attended the regular meeting of No. 13 in Ford Hall, which had been secured for the occasion. A.djournment of this meeting was reached at 5 P. m., and at 5:30 dinner was served at the Quincy House to the visiting delegates and prominent members of No. 13 to the number of about sixty. President McPhail presided and the occasion was a most enjoyable one, and marked by an entire absence of formality, and all present did justice to the following menu:
Fried Bananas, a la Cognac
Black Coffee The International Typographical Union was represented by Organizer R. S. Maloney, of the New England district. R. T. Allen, secretary of the Mailers' Trade District Union, was a guest at the dinner. Handsome badges were provided for the delegates as souvenirs of the occasion. At the conclusion of the dinner the delegates resumed consideration of the business of the conference,
EDWARD M. MARTIN, President New England Typographical Union.
edly add to his record of efficiency and good work for the cause. With the support of the various unions, the new organization ought to be of great benefit. To those who consider the matter as a means of aiding the smaller unions only, it may be pointed out that thorough organization of the small cities and towns would be of lasting benefit to Boston Union. As long as the country printing offices of Maine and New Hampshire are outside the fold, so long will the influx of non-union printers to Boston continue, adding to the difficulty of placing the book and job branch in the position we desire. With thorough organization throughout the New England states, these men would come to Boston already unionized and be a source of strength to us, instead of weakness. In like manner, if the cities of Maine and New Hampshire are organized, there will be no inducement for non-union printers from Boston to drift to
them in times of trouble, so both sides have an interest in working for the success of the new movement.
The September meeting of No. 13 was well attended, despite the disagreeable weather and change of meeting place. The book and job scale committee reported encouraging progress in the work of harmonizing the views of the employers and the committee, and hoped to report a scale at the next meeting for adoption which would be accepted without friction by all concerned. ganizer Wood urged the members to co-operate with him in the work of looking up non-union printers. The question of membership of the union in the proposed label section of the central labor union was discussed, but after opinions on the matter of taxation and representation was laid on the table. President McPhail, W. C. Trump, Henry Sterling and Thomas M. Nolan were elected delegates to the annual meeting of the state branch of the American Federation of Labor, which meets at Holyoke. Organizer Maloney addressed the meeting, and in the course of his remarks mentioned the fact that the New England unions had contributed $166,200 to the International Typographical Union for the eight-hour fight. A ripple of applause greeted these figures, and we swelled up with complacent pride, which received a rude jolt the next moment with the announcement that the same section had received several thousand dollars more in return to aid it during the contest. In conclusion, he called attention to the fact that the printing of the Keith concern at Brockton, manufacturers of the Walk. over shoe, was still done in a nine-hour shop, despite all efforts to have it otherwise. President Tobin, of the shoe workers, seems to have been satisfied with taking care of his own end of the matter during the adjustment of the trouble. A motion to boycott the Walkover shoe was opposed by Henry Sterling, who saved the union from stultifying itself by drawing attention to the fact that the case was exactly similar to that of the Boston American and the newsboys, when the union vigorously protested against the boycott of a union product by union men. However, the firm manufacturing the Walkover shoe is unfair to the typographical union, which can be kept in mind by all printers and those friendly to them.
The final outing for this season of the Farmers' Alliance, the fresh air association of the Boston American chapel, was held on the farm of Al Leeman at Canton on Sunday, October 4. About twenty searchers after ozone journeyed out by trolley through the beautiful scenery of the Blue Hills section and were welcomed by Mr. Leeman. George Cutting, the official caterer, had a bountiful supply of eatables, which he dealt out with socialistic abandon, and the drinkables were announced to consist of "everything on the calendar." Martin Haverty's supply of “sweet" cider, which he vainly endeavored to get others to drink, was a real joy producer, and Martin wel. comed each late comer like a long-lost brother. As the first business the party assembled at the homestead, and A. G. Davis, on behalf of the
alliance, in a neat speech presented Mrs. Leeman with a chocolate set, as a mark of appreciation of her efforts for their comfort during the season. The table was then set out in the grove by the spring and the barrel tapped. Sandwiches disappeared rapidly before the fresh-air appetites. Quoit pitching and foot races claimed the athletic members for some time, while the clams were cooking. C. P. Copeland and Si Cumins, who were detailed to bring the bivalves to the grove, had a narrow escape, being attacked by Leeman's flock of wild chickens, which gathered from all corners of the farm when the geese set up a hurry call at the sight of the big kettles they carried. A near baseball game between teams captained by Frank Flanagan and Al Nutting fol. lowed, but the
lost somewhere by Umpire Farrell. On the return to the grove hot corn on the cob was served, and then Phil McAnany ran races with everybody, including himself. Bill Renouf gave several amateur lessons in wrestling during the day, and when the shadows lengthened the tired crowd struggled homeward, much the better for the day of enjoyment.
No. 13 is to take an active part in the “Boston1915" Exposition, which opened November 1. The exposition committee voted to have the label on all printing, except such as is donated by nonunion printing firms. Our space in the exposition will contain features of the International tuberculosis exhibit at Seattle, and it is also hoped to have an exhibit from the Supplemental Education Commission. The volume of printing will be large, and, properly utilized, the occasion should mean good advertising for the label.
The signs are encouraging that organized labor will repeat the lesson given ex-Governor Bates for his . veto of the overtime bill in the case of Gov. ernor Draper and the eight-hour law. In the recent republican caucuses a determined fight was made against all members of the legislature who voted against that measure. In Lynn Representative W. E. Dorman was defeated for renomination. Ile had been four or five years in the legislature and was slated for the chairmanship of the committee on judiciary, which would have put him in line for the speakership. The Wage Earners' Club, however, made a strong and successful fight against him for his vote against the eight-hour law.
George E. Peach, well known in printing circles of Lynn and Boston, died at Danvers September 28. He was a native of Salem and learned the trade on the Salem Register. On the occasion of the fire in the Boston Advertiser building, March 15, 1901, his life was saved by Walter R. Lus. comb, who pushed him up through a scuttle. This act cost Mr. Luscomb his life, for he was overcome by the dense smoke. Mr. Peach had worked on newspapers in Lynn and Salem, and on the Globe, Herald, Advertiser and American in Boston.
William E. Post, employed on the Globe since 1878, died September 25, following an operation for appendicitis. He was born in Lynn in 1860. Ile was a member of No. 13, of the Franklin Typographical Society and of the Globe Relief