International Typographical Union 1884

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city he 11 1 - Is the j - of i an his In Is Is or an of Is of - eo no , of - I i of I - - - - - . - - THE CONGRESS OF PRINTERS. The Opesin; Seiiioa at Odd FeUowr Speeches" of Welcome and SnakificT tha - Hand of Good Fellowship. ; r - '7 A Word of CTanlasT to the CUeast Kern, taarlng Coavwattoa. . . The International ' Typographical union aem pica in its tnirty - seoona annual session at Udd f ellows' nail, Mew Orleans, at 12 o'clock on Monday, Fiesident Mark B. Crawford, of Washington, D. C, in the chair, and Mr. BrixKs. BecTetarv - Treasnrer. The meeting was called to order at 12:05 by President Crawford, who. in accordance with the custom of the body, introduced Rev. Dr. Landrum, who opened tbe meeting with prayer. The President then introduced Gea, Leea Jaatresnskt, State Printer, who spoke on behalf of the printers of tbe State and extended a cordial invitation to the delegates. He spoke as follows : . Mr. President and Delegates of the International Typographical Union of North Amer ica: My kind friends ' of Union No. 17. of New - Typographloal Orleans, have done me the gteat honor of choosing me tee spokesman of the printers of .Louisiana to express the joyful pride with which they have hailed the advent in the Crescent Citv of the delegates from the vaiioue Unions of their ' fellow - workers in the Dominion of Canada and in tbe United S&ar - es. The printers of Louisiana recognize in yon representative members of their oraft, whose wisdom, experience, intelligence and their earnest deaire to elevate it to the high station it should oooupy in the esteem of mankind will be applied toward that end in tbe deliberations yoa will soon open. Mr. President. I believe that ia a free government like oars, where we place no value upon hereditary . distinctions, it behoove every citizen in the sphere in which he labors to merit by his exemplary conduct the respect .and the confidence of all men ; at the same time that by his industry and usefulness he may contribute all he oaa to the happiness and srand ear of our common country. It this be the true mission of the individual. I contend that these results will be more speedily attained if men of that character, pursuing the same avocation, will intelligently combine their energies to promote its usefulness. There can be so question that the more society is impreesed with the utility of a branch of Industry to add to its welfare, just to that extent will it be appreciated, and those engaged in it be honored and respected. Ilenoe, if my premises are accepted, can the utilitv of associations like yours be successfully controverted t I think not ; and I hope the day is not far distant when those who labor with either tbe hand or the mind will be formed into associations having for their object the attainment of the full recognition of tbetr utility. Then, - only, will society be organized on an equitable basis, and the drone whose conduct too often cast reproach noon tbe avocation he claims to follow will be separated from the worthy, who dignify it. I am sure that such Is the aim nf the International Typographical Union, which is steadily advancing toward it manifest destiny. What pursuit can be more fruitful of good to mankind than that of the printer that silent toilerwho. when more fottunate beings are resting from the labors of the day, stands beneath the alare of the midnight lamo. at his caw. composing tbe news that flashes of lightning have brought home from every anarter of the elobe. to be transmitted in indelible characters, by means of our modern tablets of time, to those who upon awaking seek the information without whion their enterprises would fail, be apprised of the events of the preceding dsy. Kiahther it is met to note that it wss a printer who made the important discovery that lightning and eleotrioty are one and tbe same thing liaujamin Franklin who name is revered by tbe people of this country among tho vt lis purest patriots, diplomats and itateemen. . - . i 1 could dwell longer upon this theme were I to attempt to Interpret in words tee t bought that are trooping into my mird in connection with the high mission and the achievements of tbe art yon are fostering an art to tbe acquirement of which my arly life was devoted an art to which I owe tbe limited intorma - ticn that has enabled me to engage in tbe battle of life and to enter the editorial sanctum a station so interwoven with the "art preservative" that one would be of no value without the other. The light of civilization, which repels ignorance, prejudioe and' superstition, springs from the printing office ; and the cry ' that is heard to - day through the land asking for a more thorough dissemination of education, to the end that no cissa of the American people be longer allowed to grope in darkness, is the most striking recognition of the worth of your art. Without the printer there would bs no books, no newspapers j and the world could not boast of its progress. There fore, the printer should be proud of his calling ; and he should labor to hare ite importance fully recognized.' It is with that - view that your association was formed tbirty - two sears ago, not, as aome suppose, to mace war on ' capital. Yon merely seek to be respected , in ex: act proportion with your worth, and to obtain only an equitable remuneration lor your services. Your presence gladdens the hearts of the veterans here present who have aided in tbe establishment of your as sociation ; for. by your gentlemanly de portment, the intelligence you evince in the discussion of all matter and the seal yon manifest for the welfare of the craft, you prove that while they helped ro organize the Typographical Union they planted the seed of a tree that has grown to be, like the sturdy oak, an object of the world's pride. ' It is therefore with deep pleasure that, in tbe name of tbe printers and the ureas of Louisiana, I extend yon a - hearty brotherly welcome to this beautiful and historic metropolis. - ' - - . , At tbe conclusion of Geni Jastreraski's address, Mr. J.F. Hogan, of Brooklyn, arose and said: ' "Mr. President Allow me to interrupt yon for a moment. We bare in our midfft tbe motti oistinruisbed printer in the United States Mr. Wm. J. ; Hem' mord, and an ex - President of the International Union. - I move that he be Invited to a place on the stand." . ; By unanimous action Mr. Hammond was Invited to the stand, being escorted thereto by Mr. Hogan. l : The President then introduced - - ' ' '; Hr. Twee. 1. Waits A - President of the New" Orleans Union, who extended to the members of the International body a cordial invitation to the city. Mr. White said:, Mr Prttident mn& Gntieme of the Convention On behalf of New Orleans Typographical Union No. 17. 1 have the most agreeable duty to perform of welcoming yon to this our Crescent City. Onee before was our city honored oy your preseaoe, in the year 1857. twenty seven years ago. At that time our Union was in - a - most prosperous oondi tion, and remained so until a few yean ago, when it began to show si gas of weakness. But our members never lost their spirits, and after a few years' hard and persistent labor cur organization ha again been placed la a healtay condition, and bide fair to rank among the foremost under your jurisdiction. And, Mr. President, we intend going on In the march of piogrees until No. 17 shall be placed at the head of the list. Like our sister Unions No. 3. of Cincinnati, we were greatly aided in our struggles by the Trades Assembly, in ffktinn of which No. 17 took an active. part, led by Wm. J. Hatn - manri. ana of our oldest and most re spected members, and who Has held the proud position of presiding oflloer of your honorable body for three consecutive terms, an honor never before or tines Mini erred noon any one. The International laws are strictly inf oroed in onr city, and we find a will - ice - disposition onttepart of all to re spect and obey them, which tends great ly to elevate our crarr. In conclusion. Mr. President and area tlemen, I return thanks for the kind at tention snown me, ana sinoereiy nope that while yoa remain in our city you will find no lack of enjoyment ; and 1 truss tua your present session win do i memorable one: that law may be en acted that will still further strengthen our unions ; ana - wnen yon nave com Dieted vonr labors, and leave ns. von will carry with you many bright memo ries of your Tisit to the metropolis of the soutn. , Mr. Quinn. of Boston, said : " Mr, President, we have here on the floor of ibis Contention a distinguished repre sentative of labor organizations, Mr. John Delanev. I move that Mr. Dels ney be invited to a seat on the stand. ' MrvDelaney was in accordance there with escorted to the stand. President Ormwfard then, in behalf of the International Union, extended their thanks to the printers of tbe State and of New Orleans fe - r tbeir cordial welcome. In calling be Convention regularly to ordr for business he esid that there would be manv t hires brought before them. which would require their diligent at tention, and which are or a vital interest to 15.000 printers of this country. who would expect of this body to act with deliberation, and not allow any strife to mar the valneof any action they may take upon the many questions of urgent interest. A motion was then made and adopted that a committee of five on credentials be annotated. The unair namea me xou wing mem bers to constitute the Cennsnlue en Credentials t J. H. Heavin. of Indianapolis : C. A. Sales, of New York: P.: T. MoDermott. of New Orleans: James 0'Haxa.of Chicago, and 11. A. NothnageL of Washing ton. With tbe announcement of the Cre dentials Committee, Mr. Roberts, of Chioago, onered ' a resolution from the Chicago Union, whiob he asked to be re ceived, aud tnat action be taken upon it at once. The Secretary then read theresolu hob, whiob was as follows : fieaasaclns Wallelaw ReU aad Bis Trlbnae. doctor of the New York Tribune, has on various occasions shown himself a oer sis tent enemy of organized labor, never tailing to enow hi contempt for and disregard, ox tne right ox woraungmen. and Whereas, eaia iteid, without a mo ment's notice, did violate a contract rolemnly entered into between the t ribune Asportation and TvDOgraDliioal union no. o, oy wmcn vioiauon seventy Union printers were deprived of the means of decently sapportinz their families by hard and faithful toil ; to the Kepnblicen party and it leaders. uow in convention assembled at Chica go, that no Union man . nuder the i uris - uiction ox the international iypogi - apa cai union win support said party or its uresidential nominee if countenance is t ven or sn ppor t ex ended to said Trib ane wniie that paper is under tne control of WLitel&w Keid. Mr. liogao. of Brooklyn, seconded the resolution, and in doing eo said the printers of Brooklyn were heartily in ccord with tbe spirit of the resolution. We must understand that we are not only printers but American. citizana with ighta to maintain, and he hoped the lesolution would be adopted. Tbe point was made that thereaolu - iou could not be properly entertained litil sf ter the Comuiitue on Credentials tpti repotted. Tbe President said that eath membsr irttnt should be considered an autho - ztd delegate, having presented his Mdtntials, until proved otherwise. cuMquently he woald rule that the foluuon was ia order. A i uDfciog discussion followed. All of be Drakers were heartily iu favor of he resolution, but the sentim - tnt ran (gainst iugmcg a question of politioi in - u ibe Conveution, alcbougatbey favor - ' - d the denouncing Whitelaw Beid - aud be; Tribune, ad anybody or party r - o supported him or his paper. Tbe resolution was Anally adopted, there being only one dissenting vote.. Mr. Beeves,, of Chioago, lintroduoed the following, whiob. was adopted ' - - "That we extend an invitation to visiting guests from abroad and to members of Typographloal Union No. 17 and Pressmen's Union Nov 15 to seats on tbe floor of this Convention daring i - pfn session." - The President read the following Invitation from Capt. Chas. W. Drown, of The Continental Ganrd,' " " addressed to the officers and members of he International Union : - - - "The hospitalities of our armory are espectf nlly tendered to you. We would oe pleased to have yon visit it at any isoe you desire. Open every .day from tf A. M. to 9 P. M." . - i. ... ; Mr. Gwin moved an adjournment till Lnesday. morning, at 10 o'clook. - A motion was made to amend by adjourning till 8 o'clock in the afternoon, ibis being considered sufficient time to .Uow the Committee on Credentials to :eport. The meeting adjourned till 8 P. M. V r After adjournment. Mr. - W. J. - Hammond waa called on for a speech. He responded in a few words of thanks for ne honor extended, and re - echoed the entimentof tbe New Orleans Union in .eying that their wish and hope is that the delegates may ail make themselves - s happy aa possible during their stay n the city. . : - ; j AFTERNOON SESSION. ' The Union met in afternoon session at 3:45 o'clock. - - 'The Committee on Credentials presented their report as follows : , - ' Gentlemen Yoxix Committee on C re - Jen tials have examined those submitted ro them, and beg leave to report the following as - i Katltlea to emts, - with the exception of Engeue B. Smith, of Fort Wayne, Union No. 78. whose came we find on the expelled list : Indianapolis Union, - So. .1 John H. Heavin, A.' W.Wilsinsoa. Philadelphia, No. a John M. Driver, John Wagner, Dallas Went tel. - - . Cincinnati. No. Robert' W. LUlard, Edwin B. Watson, Jordan T. William. - , Albany, No. 4 Wm. J. Carmody. New York, No. Charles A. Btlles. Chas. J. McDonald, John J. Roberts. Joseph. D. Weldrick. ' - PltUbargo. T Wm. H. Barnes. ' '''' et. Louis, No. 8 Martin B.H. Witter, Jno. B. Griffith. - - - - 7 Xonlavllie, No. 10 Chas. H. Booth, o. N. Bradburn. Memphis. No. 11 H. E. CranflalL f ' Baltimore, No. U Qusur fowlf, J. B., Hackney. ' - - Boston, No. 13 Wm. J.' Qulnni Lemaei Mnrch. ,: - - ' Chics ro. Nov IS Frank 8. Felton, Thos. A. Cook. Jay E. Beeves, James O'Hara. New Orleans, i No. 1" P - X. Mopermott, Tf 8. MeGoTam - ' - v Detrnlt, No. IS - J ad son GrenelL . - . - . Nashville, No. so W.N. Armour ( - ;Dnbuqne,Nn - 22 - JohnB ilrnn . Milwaukee, Kv M John J. Itarvfey. . Baton Bouse. Io. as a. ml. lruaw MaMia. Na. t James E. Amos. Galveston. No. 38 Wm. A. Wilkinson. Bs. FaoJ. No. so B. S f eNamee. BvansvUle, No. S5 H. B. etewart, . Bt - Joseph, No. 40 Peter Nugest, Atlanta, No. SS - Joseph p. Delhi. - Denver, No. 49 O.I Bmlth. Tkbub, No. n - J. A - Cnapman. f Fort Wayne, No. T8 Bugen B. Bmlth. Wheeling, No. 79 R. E. Webber. Kansas City, No. 80 - Harry K. fipnnger. Houston. No. 81 W. T. Badler. Chananooga, No. 89 John Knox. - ' Blobmond, No. 90 G. W. WUde. r Toronto, No. 91 George W. Dower. Little Bock, No. a I. Byron Bleokburn. Brooklyn, No. 98 John Foster Hogan. Columbia, No. 101 William Brlggs, Joseph M. Eggleston, H. At Netbnagel. - Vicsburg,No.i04 A. J - MeOallum. DeaMouies,No. 118 - J. H. Uetz. . Charleston, No. 14 John W. Jarrett. . Pueblo, No. 17 George B. Bowman. ElOUX City, NO. 180 A. A. AUDUrB. Wyoming (Chejenne), No. 184 H. Moore. Chicago Union, No. 3 - B F. BnUIvan. Philadelphia. No. 4 O. W. MiUer. Cincinnati, No. 11 John Gable. Galveston, No. ia Frank Morrill. Milwaukee, No. 7 James Mlllane. New Orleans, No. is Wm. K as sell. - w. Th nn,cf inn arftM an to the OOSltiOU Mr. Eugene B.. Smith held before the bodv. An informal discussion was going on, when Mr. Hogan. of Brooklyn, arose to preeent a statement from Mr. Smith s local union, xie biu our. oum been wronged, as shown by the statement. He was taken off the floor by a point of order. , . , ; . . . , A motion was made to lay the question of Mr. Smith's credentials on the table. The President declined to entertain the motion, for. if adopted, it would .uri - v i.h whole reoort to the table. A motion was finally carried in adopting the committee's reoort. and referring Mr. Smith's case baok to the Committee on Credentials, with the statement from his local Union, . . ThiM n nest ion being settled, the Preal dent announced his appointments of the . . BcanelM Cesnanlcteea, as follows : Appeals Grenell, Carmody. Hackney, McNamee, smaiineia, axcore, uacuer, Webber, llewis. Returns and Finance Pelton. Eggleston, Booth, Wentzel, Jarrett, Crandail, Springer, Koox. Chapman. Subordinate Unions Wagner, Quinn, uarvey, Ames, o. La. smith, Wilde, Fowitz. Miller. Darmody. Unhoished Business Griffith. Mnrch, uook, Mcuovern, - uaoie, weidriok. Barnes. Uairette. alaston. New Business Hogan, Watson, A. W. Wilkinson,. Reeves, Armour, Fiyua, Deibl, Dower, Bonrman. Female Labor Nothuagel, McDonald, Nleoila, All barn, Stewart Garrotte, Mc - Cowlitf. Atkin. Jno. M. Driver. President's Address and Correspond ing secretary's Keport suies. fiarent. Coeke. Witter, Williams, Piner, Uetz, Bowman, MorrijL Thanks Heavin, McDsrmott. Rb - rts, Bradbrtru, Copes, Blackburn, Gable, Moetin, Johnson. Miscellaneous Basinees Lillard, R. F. Sullivan, Stewart, Kenner. Wilson, Will Sullivan. O'Hara. Nugent. Eggleston. After the announcement of the com mittees the President read hie annual address. The address was quite lengthy. On motion, it wss ordered placed iu the bands of the printers to be printed upon slips for tne use of the convention. Secretary Briggs then presented his report, which on motion was referred to the proper committees, without reading, excepting the totals of amounts received noring the year. Total received. 574V3 4U: total expenses. i lOi 41 : Dal ance on hand. S30D0 90. Tne folio w i o k reeol utions were adopted : By Mr. McNamee : lieeolred. That the representatives of tbe pressor New Orleans be aad they are hereby invited to seat on the floor of this International body, and further, llesolvitL That tbe city papers be re quested to publish the proceedings of our even sessions. The following were referred to the Committee on Subordinate Unions : By Mr. 8twart: Jtetolred. That the International Typographical Union recommend the abolishment of the nee of electrotype or stereotype plates, oom nosed of reading matter, intended for publication in daily or weekly papers within the jurisdiction f the International Typographical Union, whenever the same may result ui a reduction of the hours of composition b)ow the miolmnm of seven hours. By Mr. Griffith : That the International Typographical Union of North America recommend to all subordinate ULions within its jurisdiction tbe immediate formation of mortuary and benefit claims in their lespeotive constitutions, at a uiesns to seen re and retain perms - uent interest of members of the fraternity. Ibe convention then, on motion, ad journed till :tf o'clock Tuesdsy morning. The Frei isne Te4ar. Tuesday tbe election of officers for the ensuing j ear will take place. The candidate in the field for President, most spoken of, are J. P. Hogauof Brooklyn, w. - J. ainn oi Boston, ana M. R. HTwitter ot S t. .Louis. Mr. it. F. Sullivan is the only candi date so far heard for the place ot First Vice President. Mr. Sailivan represents Pressmen's Union No. 8 of Chioago. - The place of Second Vioe President is goiDg begging.' : " The Dlaee of Reo re tarv - Treasurer will do doubt fall again into the competent rands of the. present inoumosns, or. William Brlggs oi Washington.. . The candidates for Corresponding Seo - retary are Wm. H. Barnes of Pittaburg. F. SL Pelton oi Chioago, E.R Wtonof Cincinnati, and A. W. Wilkinson. Mr. Pelton tilled the position Monisy aud made a favorable impression by the prompt manner in which he executed the duties ox the omee. DESTITUTION IN AVOYELLES. A Letter te the Fnallc AppasvUna far ! Help, From " Once More Landing." in Avoy elles parish. La,. CaptvX?.P. Truslow. President Red River aud Coast Line of Steamboats, has received tbe following! ....... "The river at mv place is higher tnau it was in 1866 ; the baok water is not as high, bnt it is rising very fast, caused by two crevasses above aud below me. A great many plaoes in the rear are all under, x here ate now aome oases ot nui - tering, and it will be but a short time UU t there will be a great deal of it. as there are some fifty families living baok from the river; they are poor people and depend on the store to supply them on credit; as soon as the water came np the stores refused them credit. Now. I write .yon. for tne purpose or seeing if we cannot get some rations for them, as I do not. know who to write to. and wish yon - woum apply to them for us. I cannot see how a great many of them are going to live. It is too late to plant cotton again to get credit on it. They have nothing to eat . and cannot get any work. T wo. men came to me yesterday, each" with large families, and said their children were .1.fl - i..nlKMu4 T have bnt little oiiuostaia sva vsvwms a . corn and little money, and cannot aff ft to give as I always had to do nexore tuis when the water was high - . Please do what yon can zor t nem ana they will forever bless you. Yours re spectfully, ' G0. WILSOJC. Capt. Truslow states tuas l,nnn. will K M.rriMl free Of fTSlCUt OV k. n x.ji.i, th.utinn nf the Usited uisiliir, inmuiui uw - w - - States Government in distribatlng rations. . , .. - i RECORDER BATT. - v . t.. t n m PAiinv. snces. took his seat yesterday and mad Chief Deputy, Cba. H. Breen; clerks, C. R. Rshooflk. J. P. Rondeau: messen ger, C. Untereiner. - :'' : of in to - ai in the ors dealers a xj. Me E. in the ot R. lifcr, dj 1 aud Iu sample. the are in t - material and that ltig ot n i art. ot A ser ies of yet, J. oi man and paid constructed architecture in in hall. for was City been garden appearance unattractive As were gratified in nian Geo. P. John i Kce will the and cane; 't l'f I. ' V 'Silo til

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