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here and they wish you success also. It
will strengthen our union by making
this big Minnesota Iron Company know
there are state laws and that they have
to be adhered to. I would be glad if
you could give me the following informa
Could the barbers of this city join with
the barbers* national, seeing that they
work for themselves? You will have
seen by the papers that we swept the
decks yesterday in Ishpeming district,
Negaunee and Norway. We have a
Populist mayor in our city. We are
making the "eight hour" cry along
with the cry "Pingree for Governor!" as
we do not expect to get either of the old
parties that way, so we will have our
Yours fraternally in the cause of right
Pres. N. M. M. W. P. U.
This communication was referred
back to Mr. Nichols.
The Board of Trustees audited
and ordered paid the bill of K. R.
Cobb for time lost for attending
Chamber of Commerce,$4. The law
firm of Edson & Hanks presented a
bill of $35 for legal services in de
fending Messrs. Schulte and Car
son. As this bill is now before the
City Council this body will take no
action, pending- the decision of the
Delegate Saxine gave notice that
a boycott had been placed on Nel
son & Swanson this firm claim
ing union men do not patronize
them and they can not afford to pay
the union scale of wages. Referred
to a committee consisting of dele
gates Nichols, Meagher and Timlin.
The trustees have audited the
books of retiring treasurer Joseph
Harmon and found them correct,
submitting the following financial
Balance on hand, Jan. 11,1896 $93.01
Total receipts for the quarter
just ended 86.00
Total disbursements for the
quarter just ended $56.90
Balance now in treasury $122,11
E. J. Meagher, Geo. C. Findley,
The report was accepted. The
trustees were instructed to rent the
Hunter hall for a meeting place for
a term of three months, the rent
for each meeting night to be $4.00.
Financial secretary wishes all
local unions that are in arrears to
send in their monthly payments as
soon as possible.
Delegate Johnson called atten
tion to the fact that beginning May
1 the rent for the Union club rooms
would be raised to $20.00 per month
and he was of the opinion the un
ions could not afford to maintain
them with such rent when the
local unions do not pay their
monthly assessments for its main
This brought out some discussion
from the members who believe that
from an educational standpoint it
is one of the best institutions of the
kind in the city. Union men can
at all times find papers of interest
to read. The matter was finally
settled by a motion from Delegate
Cobb to the effect that a committee
of three be appointed to act in
conjunction with the board of
directors on the advisability of
securing a smaller hall.
J. W. Nichols stated that next
Sunday, April 12, at 1 p. m. a meeting
will be called at Electrical Workers
hall for the purpose of organizing
an insurance company of members
of organized labor. Laboring men
can at a very low figure secure ac
cident and sick and funeral bene
fits and straight life insurance.
The rates will be at actual cost and
within the reach of all so as to give
an opportunity to the laborer to
provide himself with good insur
At the meeting held on Sundajp
plans will be adopted and it will bfe
so arranged that each union shall
elect one delegate to the board of
directors. In this way it will not
be run entirely by one union. This
announcement seemed to meet with
the approval of the members and
an enthusiastic meeting will be
The reception committee was in
structed to look after the interests
of the Soudan Miner who is now in
The resignation of F. H. Louns
bery as statistician was tendered
owing to his withdrawal from this
assembly. On motion it was ac
cepted and J. F. McDonald, of the
Waiter's Union, was the unanimous
choice as successor.
Robert Haire was installed as
treasurer and J. F. McDonald sta
Delegates Johnson, Blix and
Hamilton were appointed to wait
on the agents of the ''Rambler"
"Victor" and Victoria bicycles and
try to induce them to be the means
of a settlement between the bicycle
manufacturers and their employes,
the above named wheels are the
product of scab labor.
Moved by Delegate Schaible that
the National Miners Union be
asked to pay half the expense in the
case of C. J. Rinn. Adopted.
Moved that a permanent Public
Matters and Grievance committee
be appointed. Adopted. Appoint
ment deferred till next meeting.
Moved by Schaible to increase
organization committee from three
to five members and make an effort
to organize the dock men. Adopted.
Moved to hold an annual ball next
month and an arrangement com
mittee was appointed consisting of
Delegates Meagher, Murphy and
Organizer Nichols stated that the
Mayor had violated his promise to
remove the policemen from the
Lyceum theatre by doubling the
force and placing two of the boy
cotters under arrest. The^ matter
was discussed but no action was
Delegate Blix of the council com
mittee advised members of labor
organizations to attend the council
proceedings and watch the pranks
of our city officials. He said the
report of the retrenchment com
mittee was being ignored, the high
salaried officers getting in their
fine work with the city fathers. He
said if the delegates would attend
the council they would find out a
THE LABOR WORLD. 17
great deal that was not published
the daily papers.
Trades Assembly Ball.
The committee appointed to make
arrangements for the assembly ball
has secured the pavilion for May
1st. Posters are being put up all
over the city, so the affair will be
thoroughly advertised. Good music
will be furnished and a splendid
time is being looked forward to by
the Assembly boys and their
Trades and Labor Assem bly
OF SUPERIOR, WIS.
President—R. E. Grant.
Vice President—J Torgeson.
Recording Secretary—P. Weiss.
Corresponding and Financial Sec
retary—P. J. McKeague.
Trustees—A. Newburgh, F. E.
Grant, J. Oxelgren.
De'egates to Duluth Assembly—
A. Schaible and E. Weiss.
Organizer for American Federa
tion of Labor—Albert Schaible, 625
Committtee on Organization—A.
S. Schaible, A. Figmueller, P. J.
Committee on Hall—F. J. Dow, P.
J. McKeague, Henry Puis.
MINUTES OF MEETING.
UNION HALL, SUPERIOR, WIS.,
Regular meeting of the Trades
and Labor Assembly called to
order, President Grant in the chair.
The roll call showed that twelve
unions were represented.
Minutes of previous meeting read
Credentials of Severin Simon son
of the Scandinavian Typographical
union and Pierce Duffy and Ed. J.
McKeague of the Plasterers' union,
were received and the delegates ob
Communication from the Swedish
Labor club in regard to a charter
was received and referred to organ
Communication from Cooped
union No. 5 in regard to the boycott
on the Imperial Mill of Duluth.
Referred to the local unions,
Co munication from the Tobacco
Workers in regard' to non-union
brands of tobacco was referred to
the local unions.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
The committee on organization
reported having visited the Boiler
Makers and Iron Ship Builders
union in regard to sending dele
gates to the assembly. They also
reported that they had organized a
federal labor union.
The committee on the barge
wprks reported that they were in
quiring into abuses said to be prac
ticed in regard to the employment