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OUR MEMBERSHIP.

donditions of composing rooms. These committees have also distributed printed matter bearing upon the cure and prevention of the great white plague. Much space has been given the subject in THE JOURNAL, and, as a result, more careful attention is being given to this question by the membership at large. Our tent colony at the Home and the work we are doing there was forcibly brought to the attention of the public by an exhibit at the International Congress on Tuberculosis held in Washington, and at which a special committee represented the organization. This exhibit was awarded a diploma by the international congress There is $892.98 charged to the tuberculosis campaign in this year's report. This total comprises the following: Red Cross Christmas stamps. ,

$100 00 Committee's expenses and exhibit at Inter

national Congress on Tuberculosis.... 787 98 Membership fee International Congress on Tuberculosis

5 00 Total

.$892 98 From the total must be deducted $176.90 returned from the amount advanced the committee having in charge the exhibit at the International Congress on Tuberculosis. Thus our net expenditures in this worthy cause were $716.08.

There has been much said by critics of the International Union concerning the loss in membership experienced during the memorable and successfully waged eight-hour contest. It has on some occasions been predicted that we could not expect to regain our former membership basis within five years.

How gratifying, under these circumstances, is the result of the work of the fiscal year just closed! The increment in members has not been of mushroom growth, but of that solid and steady character which indicates further progress along the same lines in the year we are now entering upon.

The per capita tax payments show an average paying membership of 44,921 for the twelve months ending May 31, 1909. This is an increase of 1,181 over the year 1908 and 2,564 over 1907. In short, the average membership paying per capita tax has only exceeded the figures for the last year on three occasions. Again, the average membership, as shown by the per capita tax collected, is only 59 short of the year 1906, in which the eight-hour fight began, and but 1,812 less than that in 1905, in which the average was the highest in the history of the organization.

On the basis of the last months of the fiscal year— March, April and May—the showing is even more favorable. The March collections of per capita tax represented 48,246 members; April, 45,636, and May, 46,966; making the average paying membership for the quarter year ending May 31, 1909, 46,949, or greater by 215 than the aver. age membership for any fiscal year in the history of the International Union. From a table presented later in this report it will be found that the total membership of all local unions in exist. ence April 30, as shown by the quarterly statements,

47,174. These figures include the membership of unions chartered in May and stamp the coming year as one in which we can reasonably expect to excel all previous records.

Since assuming the responsibilities of secretarytreasurer I have lost no opportunity to urge upon local unions the necessity of giving especial atten. tion to the reclaiming of delinquent and suspended members. Local officers have been quick to act upon the suggestions made, with the result that many names have been restored to their rosters and the delinquent list is growing smaller. The work of more thorough organization of the cities in which we now have locals can be profitably pushed in the next year. Properly conducted such work should bring greater results in the shape of an increased membership than can be hoped for through the organization of towns wherein unions do not now exist.

The following table shows how the membership during the past year compares with former records: Year.

Members. 1891

* 25,165 1892

* 28,187 1893

30,454 1894

31,379 1895

29,295 1896

28,838 1897

28,096

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS. In the following table is presented a summary of the receipts and expenditures of the organization during the fiscal years from 1891 to 1909, inclusive. The relation of the business of the last

year to similar preceding periods is too apparent to need comment: Year.

Receipts. Expenditures. 1891.

$53,483 50 $57,296 26 1892

113,134 49

112,118 22 1893.

127,764 14 120,984 95 1894

119,051 33

108,960 92 1895

92,902 66

89,650 72 1896

95,042 90

93.210 08 1897

I10,519 53

125,162 97 1898

113,163 79 111,978 02 1899

128,436 70 135,762 54 1900.

177,484 79 185,033 57 1901.

138,631 67 118,347 54 1902.

151,141 23 145,760 31 1903.

185,183 08 174,085 33 1904

240,005 00 † 247,676 89 1905

244,689 24 205,822 41 1906

1,038,733 84 984,744 54 1907

1,804,950 67 1,642,441 94 1908

774,953 24 833,799 96 Iy09

478,773 95 458,061 73 Total..... $6,188,045 75 1$5,950,898 90 * Embraces loss in Indianapolis National Bank, $20,022.33:

Exclusive of $5,140.49 transferred to the custodian of the Cummings Memorial fund and afterwar is made an International fund.

Includes sum transferred to treasurer Union Printers Home, $826,375.17.

RECAPITULATION. Balance May 1, 1890...

$21,581 62 Receipts to May 31, 1909.

6,188 045 75 Total

. $6,209,627 37 Expenditures

5,950,898 90 Cash balance May 31, 1909.... $258,728 47

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38, Haverhill, Mass....

March 29, 1909 1119, Pittsfield, Mass.

March 29, 1919 125. Durham, N. C...

March 16, 1909 178, Passaic, N. J

July 27, 1918 204, Kingston, Ont., Can..

Oct. 15, 1908 241, Twin Falls, Idaho..

July

31, 19018 264, Sheridan, Wyo

Aug. 10, 198 267, Frankfort, Ky..

Dec.

18, 1908 273, Red Lodge, Mont.

Aug.

14. 1908 357, Parkersburg, W. Va.

July 6, 1908 372, Clarksburg, W. Va.

Aug. 17, 1908 380, Augusta, Me.

April 9, 1999 381. Montpelier, Vt

Jan.

26, 1949 49, Eugene, Oregon.

May 20, 1909 501, Clearfield, Pa.

Jan.

30, 1909 502, Chillicothe, Ohio.

Oct.

27, 1908 514, Havana, Cuba.

March 1. 1909 525. Amarillo, Texas.

May 25, 1909 527, New Rochelle, N. Y

Oct. 29, 1908 532, Auburn-Lewiston, Me.

April 20, 1949 550, Lewiston, Mont.

Feb. 6, 1909 555, Fernie, B. C..

Oct. 29, 1908 558, Bisbee, Ariz.

(ct. 21, 19018 559, Medford-Ashland, Oregon

Dec. 1, 1908 562. Harrisburg, N.

Nov.

10, 1908 570, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

May 19, 1909 571, Chickasha, Okla

Nov.

28, 1908 589, Carthage, Mo.

Oct. 8, 1908 594, Mt. Carmel, III..

Dec. 9, 19418 61, Warren, Ohio.

Sept. 9, 1918 616. Bridgetown, Barbados, W.I. Sept. 15, 1918 617, Montreal, Can. (Hebrew)..

May

5, 1919 610, Sullivan, Ind...

Oct.

6, 1908 624, San Mateo, Cal..

March 23, 1909 636, Moncton, N. B., Can.

Oct.

23, 1998 638, Salina, Kan.

5, 1908 6th, Washington Court House, ().. Sept. 25, 198 651, Urbana, Ohio

April

8, 1989 652, Cleveland, O. (Hungarian). Nov. 24, 1918 656, Bozeman, Mont..

Sept. 12, 1908 661, Chandler, Okla..

March 23, 1909 666, Georgetown, Brit. Guiana, S.A. Sept. 12, 1908 Mailers 4, Duluth, Minn

May

1, 1909 15, New Orleans, La.

Oct. 20, 1948 20, Providence, R. I

April 26, 1969 24, Buffalo, N. Y.

March 26, 1909 Total

SUMMARY. Membership of unions chartered..

570 Membership of unions surrendered, suspended and revoked during year ....

84 Net increase from this source.......

LOCAL UNION RECORD. Subordinate unions June 1, 1908..

618 Chartered during year ended May 31, 1909... 46 Total

664 Suspended, surrendered and revoked.

I 2 Number of local unions May 31, 1909.. 652 Increase in number of unions..

34 These subordinate bodies were thus divided among the several crafts: Typographical unions--English..

605 Typographical unions-German-American. Mailers' unions.. Newspaper writers' unions.

3 Total

652

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BENEFITS VERSUS RECEIPTS.

Oct.

The relation of the benefits paid to the receipts for the year is most interesting.

In this report it is shown that there was expended for beneficial features the following: Burial benefits..

$38,175 00 Strike benefits and special assistance... 116,468 67 Old age pensions...

67,580 oo Total

$222,223 67 These benefits represent 48.5 per cent of the total money paid into the treasury. If to them is added the $86,518.31 set aside by law for the maintenance of the Home, the aggregate is then 60.4 per cent of the total receipts.

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RECEIPTS FROM ALL SOURCES AND BENEFITS PAID TO LOCAL UNIONS-JUNE 1, 1908, TO MAY 31, 1909

* The supplies, sundries, etc., column includes receipts from cash returned from the sale of supplies, returned transportation of Home inmates, donations to the Home library fund and arrearages collected on the eight-hour assessment. + Includes pensions refunded-No. 2, $36; No. 6, $8; No. 17, $20. RECEIPTS FROM ALL SOURCES AND BENEFITS PAID TO LOCAL UNIONS-JUNE 1, 1908, TO MAY 31, 1909 RECEIPTS FROM ALL SOURCES AND BENEFITS PAID TO LOCAL UNIONS-JUNE 1, 1908, TO MAY 31, 1909

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* The supplies, sundries, etc., column includes receipts from cash returned, from the sale of supplies, returned transportation of Home inmates, donations to the Home library fund, and arrearages collected on the eight-hour assessment.

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