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been quite successful. There are also several others not so prominent, and possibly some of them will in time be the acknowledged mailing machine of the future. In view of this I have opened negotiations with the manufacturer of the Neilson auto mailing machine for the purpose of securing an agreement covering the operating of said machine, and can report some progress, though nothing definite at present. I propose to take up this question with the manufacturers of all auto. matic mailing machines in the near future, and, no doubt, will get results.

I wish to say that a general feeling of confidence seems to predominate among us, as there have been but two small strikes recorded at this office, both inaugurating in No. 6, of New York, with the sanction of the executive council of the International Typographical Union. One of them was the affair in the Williams Printing Company, this firm employing seven members of No. 6 there at night, four in the day time. The proprietor discharged his night force without

and placed several non-union girls at work on a nine. hour basis. The matter was taken up by No. 6 and ultimately resulted in a strike, which was finally settled by President Lynch calling on Mr. Williams and explaining just where he stood in the matter. The other strike is on the Gardner Mailing and Binding Company, which refused to recognize the union or concede the eight hours, although it paid the scale. There has been a compact formed between the mailers, cutters and women bookbinders in this strike.

Some progress has been made, but the strike is still on at this writing, with a good chance for a settlement.

The question of jurisdiction over single wrapping, which was inaugurated in Chicago during my predecessor's term, is still in abeyance, owing to the following circumstances:

The bindery girls having claimed jurisdiction over single wrapping which always had been, and, I sincerely hope, always will be ours by charter rights. This question was brought up by your humble servant instruction from President Lynch, at a meeting of the Joint Conference Board held in New York city, March 1, 1909, and was referred to the presidents of the organizations involved who were members of the conference board, namely, President Lynch, of the International Typographical Union, and President Glock.

ling, of the International Brotherhood of Book. binders; and, after being threshed out before said committee, they recommended that the matter be taken up locally for the purpose of arriving at a conclusion, and, if unsuccessful, the matter would then be taken to a labor court for adjust. ment. The suggestion has been carried out by some organizations interested, and it looks though there might be a settlement made without going to extremes.

Many minor disputes have arisen during my short term of office and have been settled, seemingly, to the satisfaction of all, as none has appealed further.

Things look very promising under the heading of new business, particularly as to the organizing of new locals, having succeeded (with a little hard work) in organizing in Buffalo, N. Y.; Du. luth, Minn., and Providence, R. I. In Providence the organization has been threatened with disruption, owing to the business manager of one of the dailies threatening to discharge any of the mailers employed in his establishment who did not quit the union; none quit and all are working as usual. I am keeping the affair thoroughly in hand, with a man within hailing distance at any time the matter becomes serious. I can also report a steady increase of membership in craft, and believe, with a continuation of the interest shown, there is a bright future.

I wish to extend thanks to President Norman McPhail and Secretary Curtin, of Boston Typographical Union No. 13, for the many courtesies extended during my visits to that city. I also wish to mention my appreciation of the attitude taken by Charles H. Taylor, jr., publisher of the Boston Globe, during the recent mailers' troubles; and, in conclusion, I desire to thank President Lynch and Secretary-Treasurer Hays for their able assistance given me during my term of office. Every reasonable request has been granted by the executive council. In fact, the council has at all times shown a willingness to assist us whenever there was a possible chance.

Trusting the coming convention will be one long to be remembered for its activity, and hoping our affiliations and pleasantries will continue for ever and a day, I am, Yours fraternally,

CHARLES N. SMITH, President. Brooklyn, N. Y.




To the Officers and Members of the International Typographical Union :

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN–In the following report there is submitted a statement of our financial transactions during the fiscal year ended May 31, 1909, together with other data relative to the organization's affairs, as shown by the records of the secretary-treasurer's office. The first of the tabulated statements immediately following contains a summary of the financial business transacted, and the second indicates the condition of the funds at the close of the fiscal year. The third embraces the expenditures of a defensive character incurred under the direction of the executive council.

RECEIPTS- June 1, 1908, to May 31, 19119. 1908 June 1. Balance regular funds.

$198,310 35 Balance Cummings Memorial fund.....

13,328 72 Balance old age pension fund.....

26,377 18 1909 May 31. Per capita tax from typo

graphical unions and in-
dividual members.. $205,520 60
Per capita tax from German-
American unions

4,128 40
Per capita tax from mailers'

5,333 75
Per capita tax from news-
paper writers'unions..

291 00
Arrearages from eight-hour

8.009 77
Oldage pension assessment 201,468 69
The Typographical Jour.

nal, ads and subscriptions 30,559 73
Donations to Union Print.
ers Home..

5,576 28
*Union Printers Home
fund, transportation re-

405 65
Union Printers Home fund,

refunded by No. 138 and
No. 101 on clothing ac-

25 50
Interest on old age pension

1,415 65
Interest on Cummings Me-
morial fund

126 21
Interest on general fund... 3,045 59
Supplies and charter fees.. 11,461 88
Membership fees from un.
organized towns..

322 OC
Joint Conference Board,
postage, etc...

67 15
Refund on bond ex-Secre-

tary-Treasurer Bramwood 94 50
Refund on supplies pur-
chased for resale.

50 71
Unexpended balance ad-

vanced committee ac.
count exhibit Interna-
tional Congress on Tu-

176 90
Pensions returned.

56 (10)
Refunded by subordinate
unions and organizers...

637 99

$478,773 95

EXPENDITURES- June 1, 1908, to May 31, 1909. Executive council-Strike benefits,

special assistance, traveling expenses of officers and organizers, telegrams and expenses of committees, etc...

$161,544 45 Burial benefits..

38,175 00 Printers Home fund-Cash trans

ferred to J. W. Hays, secretarytreasurer...

86,518 31 Cummings Memorial fund-Cash

transferred to secretary-treasurer Printers Home fund

13,203 43 Old age pension fund-Pensions, etc. 69,550 35 The Typographical Journal.. 32,448 89 Officers' salaries...

4,675 00 Per capita tax and assessment to

American Federation of Labor... 4,031 01 Per capita tax to Canadian Trades and Labor Congress

468 80 Clerk hire, auditors' services, office

rent, new furniture, telephones, sundry office expenses and supplies.

20, 123 21 Organizing literature and stationery for organizers.

910 85 Stationery for headquarters and vice-presidents:

1,232 05 + Miscellaneous printing.

1,405 65 I Postage and

1,044 12 expressage + Postal cards and stamped envelopes used at headquarters...

1,473 50 Printing and distributing 41,0199)

copies convention proceedings.... 3,462 82 Printing and distributing 30,000

copies constitution and by-laws... 1,198 05 Printing and mailing officers 'reports 898 49 Daily proceedings and other convention expenses..

5,299 45 Expenses of delegates to American Federation of Labor.

915 90 Printing result International election in Journal

395 22 Label registration.

71 90 Premiums on bonds secretary-treasurer and office employes.

343 75 Membership fees returned.

18 (0) Supplies purchased for resale.... 6.758 75 George P. Nichols, agent, expenses

attending annual meeting trustees Union Printers Home ..

258 10 Printing and distributing 1,000 copies

report Organizer Parsons on New Orleans case.

517 68 Ex-Secretary-Treasurer J. W. Bramwood-Removal expenses

200 00 Entertainment American Federation

of Labor convention at Union Printers Home, order Boston convention..

660 50 Membership fee American Association of Labor Legislation.

7 00 Cummings Memorial fund-Expenses of committee..

251 50

1455.(61 73 Balance May 31, 1909, general fund $98,91 30 Old age pension fund..

159,767 17

$258,728 47


$716,790 20


$716,790 20

* Returned transportation was as follows: No. 6, on account of G. W. Mears, G. L. Reed, $115.20: No. 16, account of J. Jennings, G. W. Roby, $63.25; No. 21, account of J. F. Blumer, $37.45; No. 45, account of R. J. Jahn, $2!.05; No. 49, account of I. T. Brockman, $30.75; No. 50, account of William McDonald, $2.25: No.91, account of John Lepper, $37.65; No. 190, account of C. W. Hill, $17.25; by M. F. Collins, $30.60); J. T. Pierson, $50.20.

| Expenses of this character incurred in label advertising are not here included.

THE FUNDS MERGED. At the Boston convention article ix of the International constitution was so amended as to apportion all receipts of the organization to three funds -the general, the Union Printers Home and the old age pension funds. This amendment was subsequently ratified by the membership, and the merging of the funds took place on January 1, 1909. In making the report for the fiscal year the expenditures for the year are classified as general expenditures, executive council or defense expenditures, burial benefits and old age pensions.

8,937 79

100 00


GENERAL FUND. Balance in fund May 31, 1909....... .$98,961 30

ASSETS, Capital National Bank, deposit. .$18,539 35 Columbia National Bank, deposit. 12,169 95 Fletcher National Bank, deposit..

5,803 06 German-American Trust Co., deposit.. 20,000 00 Indiana National Bank, deposit..

22,047 99 Union National Bank, deposit..

15,149 26 Cash on hand...

26 69 Deposited with Postoffice.

225 00 Loan to United Hatters of North Amer

5,000 00

880 00

St. John No. 85–Benefits and special assistance

$3,350 50 Chattanooga No. 89--Benefits.

252 00 Richmond No. 90- -Special assistance.. 1,733 96 Kingston No. 98- Benefits.

1,000 00 Ottawa No. 102-Benefits..

30 00 Madison No. 106-Special assistance..

25 00 Knoxville No. 111--Benefits and special

assistance Salt Lake No. 115--Special assistance... Wilmington No. 123- Special assistance. 836 00 Butte No. 126-Special assistance.

469 90 Hartford No. 127- -Benefits and special assistance

4,814 75 Williamsport No. 141-Benefits.

115 50 New London No. 159–Benefits and special assistance..

127 00 Worcester No. 165-Special assistance. 72 00 San Antonio No. 172--Special assistance 175 00 Dallas No. 173--Special assistance..

Il 37 Los Angeles No. 174—For Times fight, order council.

2,700 00 Akron No. 182—Special assistance.

5,950 00 Savannah No. 183-Special assistance... 216 00 Omaha No. 190-Special assistance... 1,690 00 Winnipeg No. 191--Special assistance. 1,320 00 Joliet No. 194- Benefits....

63 00 Decatur No. 215--Benefits.

249 00 Springfield No. 216-Special assistance.. 1,050 00 Sioux Falls No. 218—Special assistance Anaconda No. 255--Special assistance..

857 05 Newport No. 295-Special assistance.. 25 00 Tampa No. 299-Special assistance.. Lowell No. 310--Special assistance.

718 00 Greenville No. 385-Benefits.

51 00 Walla Walla No. 388—Benefits.

100 75 Anniston No. 419— Benefits.

123 25 Dover No. 433- Benefits..

92 26 Cour d'Alene No. 445— Benefits.

30 25 Owosso No. 455–Benefits and special assistance

1,192 50 Livingston No. 489--Special assistance.. I 22 25 Alliance No. 497--Benefits.

697 00 Deposit No. 499—Special assistance.

15 90 Iowa City No. 515—Special assistance. 1,300 00 Norwalk No. 516-Benefits and special assistance

133 25 Cranbrook No. 540-Special assistance. 500 00 Chicago Polish No. 546-Special assistMayfield No. 621—Benefits and special assistance

1,164 00 Moncton No. 636-Assessment returned. Washington C. H. No. 646—Benefits and special assistance..

888 00 Fremont No. 662-Special assistance.

50 00 GERMAN-AMERICAN. Philadelphia No.1-Special assistance.. 100 00 Newark No. 8-Benefits...

65 00

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MAY 31, 1909. Philadelphia No. 2--Special assistance... $20,850 00 Cincinnati No. 3-Benefits and special assistance

565 00 Columbus No. 5--Benefits.

24 25 New York No. 6—Benefits and special assistance

15,332 76 Pittsburg No. 7- Benefits and special assistance

1,568 00 Buffalo No. 9-Special assistance.

4,305 00 Louisville No. 10—Benefits and special assistance

9,258 25 Boston No. 13—Special assistance.

2,450 00 Rochester No. 15—Benefits and special assistance

3,621 50 Detroit No. 18— Benefits and special assistance

4,896 50 Milwaukee No. 23 Benefits and special assistance

655 00 Peoria No. 29-Benefits.

14 00 St. Paul No. 30- -Benefits and special as. sistance

3,405 00 Fond du Lac No. 31 Special assistance.

240 00 Evansville No: 35-Special assistance.

408 81 Minneapolis No. 42-Special assistance.. 520 00 New Haven No. 47-Special assistance.. 175 00 Cleveland No. 53–Special assistance.. 1,149 87 Syracuse No. 55-Special assistance.. 1,065 00 Dayton No. 57-Special assistance.

350 00 Kansas City No. 80—Benefits and special assistance

1,010 50 New York Hebrew No. 83-Benefits.... 30 00

Total paid to unions.... $116,468 67 Expenses of Committees, etc.Supplemental education com. mission

. $2,500 00 Copyright law representative. 101 65 Eight-hour presentation committee

1,198 00 Label advertising.

7,617 48 Meetings of National Arbitration Board..

141 93 Meetings of Joint Conference

Board and share joint fund American Federation of La.

bor--Compilation and print

ing Label Law Digest... 1 50 00 American Federation of La

bor--Per capita tax union

label trades department... Attorney fees...

247 00 Tuberculosis campaign.

872 98 Telegrams

989 05 Order executive council.

9 75

14,580 59

626 70

106 05

$9 75 989 05

$67 55 40 25 42 45 62 70

Order executive council...
Attorney fees.


247 00

.$161,544 45

8 55

1,002 26 2,997 72

37 25 746 80

98 20 472 29 150 02 35 02 39 52 84 85

626 20 88 25 22 50

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Baker, John...
Bleaken, J. C..
Bodenhamer, J. E.
Bonnington, G. J
Bowen, James P.
Brady, B. G..
Bramwood, J. W
Brown, Charles S.
Coffey, F. M..
Colbert, Michael..
Corcoran, D. L...
Corless, William,
Daley, J. C..
Daly, Will..
Devereux, J. C. jr.
Dolan, T. H.
Donnelly, T. J..
Eichhorn, Theodore.
Freeman, J. F.
Gann, Robert E.
George, H. H.
Gibbons, Joseph P.
Gregory, J. A.
Haight, W. S.
Hayes, Max S..
Hays, J. W.
Hertenstein, Charles.
Hill, A. E..
Kinskey, C. E.
Lynch, J. M.
Maloney, Robert S.
Mitchell, G. E..
Miller, Hugo.
Morris, F. È
Murphy, E. B..
McLernon, W. E.
McLoughlin, J. E.
McNeil, Frank L.
Parsons, T. C....
Perkins, E. A..
Pettipiece, R. P.
Rodriguez, Armand B.
Rosenson, H.
Rust, F. A.
Scott, C. T
Shurr, C. J.
Sims, Ned..
Smith, Albert
Smith, C. N.
Spires, W. J
Stevenson, James.
Stevenson, R. J.
Streeter, R. M.
Thomas, T. F.
Wardlaw, W. S
Wheaton, W. D.
Woodman, C. W
Wright, Edwin R.
Young, William, jr.

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With the next fiscal year a large decrease in ex. penditures of this character should be shown. Con. ditions in most cities where offices were lost during the eight-hour fight are practically restored to their former basis, and as a result the unions that have received financial assistance from the International Union during the past year will be able to hereafter finance such organization work as is necessary in their jurisdictions. This will relieve the parent organization of the heavy drain upon its resources from this source and enable the maintenance of a balance commensurate with our needs.

In this connection a summary of the amount expended for defensive purposes since the International Typographical Union began the regular payment of strike benefits and other defensive work will be interesting:

Amount Year.

Expended. 1891

$19,039 78 1892

50,828 72 1893

48,467 11 1894

33,834 69 1895

24,757 83 1896

23,329 35 1897

33,676 77 1898

24,075 79 1899

*38,054 69 1900

92,734 60 1901

25,538 85 1902

30,502 13 1903

32,771 41 1904

73.420 26 1905

39,603 16 1906

815,291 80 1907

.+1,531,496 07 1908

†661,793 33 1909

161,544 45 Total

$3,760,760 79 *Includes sum transferred to general fund for expenses of shorter workday committee, and this fund's portion of the loss in the Indianapolis National Bank. Including transfer to other funds.

GENERAL EXPENDITURES. Under this head will be found the items that in previous years comprised the expenditures from the general fund. This year, as has hereinbefore been noted, all funds except the Home and old age pension funds were merged into one, known as the general fund, from which the expenses of the or. ganization are met, with the exception of those chargeable to the two funds above mentioned. The term general expenditures includes officers' salaries, per capita tax and assessments to the American Federation of Labor and the Canadian Trades and Labor Congress, clerk hire, office and convention expenses, the printing of the convention proceedings and officers' reports, etc., as listed below: Per capita tax and assessments to Amer. ican Federation of Labor.

$4,031 01 Per capita tax to Canadian Trades and

Labor Congress.. † Clerk hire, auditors' services, office rent,

new furniture, telephones, sundry office expenses and supplies..

20,123 21 Organizing literature and stationery for


109 80 37 60

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.$161,544 45 From the foregoing table it will be seen that the aggregate expenditures for defensive purposes, organization work, and in the promotion of the gen. eral welfare of the organization, were $161,544.45. Summarized, they are as follows:

EXPENDITURES. Paid to local unions..

. $116,468 67 Expenses of officers and organizers.

.... 30,495 19 Label advertising...

7,617 48 Per capita tax union label trades depart

ment, 1. F. of L.. Compilation and printing Label Law Di. gest, per A. F. of L.

1 50 00 Supplemental education commission,

2,500 00 Eight-hour presentation committee.

1,198 00 Copyright representative...

101 65 Meetings Nati nal Arbitration Board.

141 93 Meetings Joint Conference Board and

share joint fund..... Tuberculosis campaign..

892 98

106 05

468 80

626 70

910 85 Home for the year ending May 31, 1909, to have been $72,598.94.


Acting upon the instructions of the Boston convention, the balance reported in the Cummings memorial fund last year was transferred to the Union Printers Home fund. The following table shows the close of the Cummings memorial fund as a part of the business of the International Typographical Union: Balance in fund June 1, 1908.

. $13,328 72 Interest

126 21

898 49

Officers' salaries...

$4,675 00 Stationery for headquarters and vicepresidents

1,232 05 * Miscellaneous printing.

1,405 65 † Postage and expressage.

1,044 12 * Postal cards and stamped envelops used at headquarters

1,473 50 Printing and distributing 41,000 copies convention proceedings

3,462 82 Printing and distributing 30,000 copies constitution and by-laws...

1,198 05 Printing and mailing officers' reports... Daily proceedings and other convention expenses

5,299 45 Expenses of delegates to American Federation of Labor...

915 90 Printing result of International election 395 22 Label registration

71 90 Premiums on bonds of secretary-treas. urer and office employes..

343 75 Membership fees returned. Supplies purchased for resale.

6,758 75 George P. Nichols, Home agent, ex:

penses attending annual meeting board of trustees

258 10 Printing 1,000 copies Organizer Parsons'

report on New Orleans case.. Ex-Secretary-Treasurer Bramwood- Re.

moval expenses.... Entertainment American Federation of

Labor convention at Union Printers Home, order Boston convention.. Membership fee American Association of Labor Legislation..

7 00 Total

..$56,369 80 † Expenses of this character in label advertising are not here included.

18 00

517 68

200 00

660 50

200 00

THE HOME FUND. This fund now receives one-third of the dues (45 cents per month) collected by the International Union. Every member, therefore, contributed 15 cents per month to the support of the Home during this fiscal year. The revenue thus derived has proven adequate for the needs of the Home, but is not greater than is now necessary. With the completion of the library addition, upon which work has begun, an increase in the cost of maintenance can reasonably be expected. How long the present apportionment of per capita tax will support the Home is a problem that time only can solve, there being no accurate way by which the future demands upon the institution can be estimated.

The amounts credited to the Home fund by the International secretary-treasurer in the twelve months ending May 31, 1909, can be summarized as follows: Fund's portion per capita tax to May 31, 1909...

$80,510 88 Transportation of inmates returned.. 405 65 Refunded by Nos. 101 and 138 on clothing account....

25 50 Donations to library fund.

5,576 28 Total

$86,518 31 Transferred to Home treasurer........ $86,518 31

It must be remembered that all Home expendi. tures are made under the direction of the board of trustees and that the total amount received for the Home is transferred monthly to the Home fund. Elsewhere will be found the report of the trustees, which contains a statement of the financial transactions connected with that institution, and shows the total expense of maintaining the


.$13,454 93 Less expenses of committee.

251 50 Balance

$13,203 43 Transferred to secretary-treasurer Union Printers Home..

... $13,203 43 The trustees of the Home, finding the balance in the Cummings memorial fund insufficient to erect the proposed library addition, authorized the International president to issue an appeal to local unions for donations for this improvement. This was done, with the result that contributions were made in the total sum of $5,576.28. In the fol. lowing table will be found an itemized statement of the amount received: 1, Indianapolis, Ind..

$5 oo 2, Philadelphia, Pa.. 3. Cincinnati, Ohio.

25 00 4, Albany, N. Y..

130 20 5, Columbus, Ohio.

27 05 6, New York, N. Y

250 00 7. Pittsburg, Pa..

25 00 8, St. Louis, Mo.,

250 00 9, Buffalo, N. Y.

100 00 10, Louisville, Ky.

46 00 11, Memphis, Tenn.

50 00 15, Rochester, N. Y.

10 00 18, Detroit, Mich..

50 00 19. Elmira. N. Y

5 00 20, Nashville, Tenn.

25 00 21, San Francisco, Cal.

52 00 27, Mobile, Ala..

25 00 28, Galveston, Texas.

10 00 29, Peoria, ill.

25 00 30, St. Paul, Minn.

335 00 33, Providence, R. I

13 50 35, Evansville, Ind..

25 00 36, Oakland, Cal..

50 00 39, Grand Rapids, Mich.

25 00 40, St. Joseph, Mo...

30 30 44, Rome, N. Y

1 00 45Leavenworth, Kan.

5 00 46, Sacramento, Cal..

19 00 47, New Haven, Conn...

10 00 52, Troy, N. Y.

32 50 55, Syracuse, N. Y

50 00 56, Stockton, Cal.. 57, Dayton, Ohio.

1001 58, Portland, Ore. 59, Quincy, Ill..

10 00 61, Cambridge, Mass.

5 00 63, Toledo, Ohio..

31 45 64, Lafayette, Ind. 68, Keokuk, Iowa..

5 00 73, Ottumwa, Iowa.

10 00 75, Burlington, Iowa..

15 00 77, Erie, Pa...

TO 50 79. Wheeling. W. Va. 80, Kansas City, Mo..

50 00 82, Colorado Springs, Colo.

35 00 83, Hebrew-American, New York, N. Y. 85, St. John, N. B. Can..

15 00 87, Houston, Texas.

50 00 89. Chattanooga, Tenn..

20 00

16 25

16 50

25 08

18 00

20 00 90, Richmond, Va... 91, Toronto, Ont..

105 00

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