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Trades Assembly Proceedings.
UNION HALL, SUPERIOR, WIS., April 14, 1896. 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 and approved. CREDENTIALS. Credentials of Thomas Keiley, Typographical union, No. 163, T. J. Richardson, W. E. Robarge and Harry Colvin, of Pioneer Federal Labor union 6677, were received and delegates obligated. COMMUNICATIONS. Communication from Senator Teller was read and ordered placed on file. It is here appended: "I am in receipt of yours of recent date, enclosing a petition from your branch of the American Federation of Labor for the free coinage of silver. I shall take pleasure in pre senting the petition in the senate along with mafly others of the same character, recently received. It is very gratifying to me to see that the labor people are taking up this cause, as I am satisfied that upon it depends their future prosperity. Yours truly, H. M. TELLER." Communication from Senator John L. Mitchell, below reproduced, was read and ordered placed on file: "I am in receipt of your letter of March 28, including a resolution of the Trades Assembly of Superior, urging the senate to 'pass a law for the free and unlimited coinage of silver.' In reply I wish to state that the senate passed such a meas ure on the 1st of February, as a substitute for house bill 2904. The house has, however, refused to con cur in the adoption of the substi tute. It is now perfectly clear that such a measure cannot pass during this congress. The house is against it by a large majority, and the president would have a veto ready in case the house yielded to the bill in its present shape. Yours trulv, J.'L. MITCHELL." Communication from Collars and Cuff Makers read and filed. Circular from the American Fed erationist, the official organ of the American Federation of Labor, which was signed by President Gompers and Secretary McCraith, was read and referred to the differ ent unions. The circular asked that agents be appointed in the sev eral organizations represented to work up the circulation. The price was reduced five cents on lots of 10, and it was urged that all who possibly could should subscribe for this meritorious journal. Proceedings of the Duluth Trades and Labor Assembly read and on motion filed. Communication in regard to the per capita tax read, and on motion ordered paid. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. The committee on organization reported that the charter for Pio neer Federal Labor union had ar rived and the union had been or DelegatevS THE LABOR WORLD. ganized. Delegates were urged to help get members and to also at tend the meeting April 16. Mr. Schaieble moved that the or ganization committee be strength ened by adding two new members. The motion was carried and the chair appointed A. G. Newburgh and T. J. Richardson. REPORTS OF UNIONS. Cigarmakers—All working. Tailors—Fair. Non-union shops, two. Delegates requested to pur chase union-made clothing. Coopers—Dull. Cooper Machine Workers—Dull. Packers and Nailers—Absent. Printers-—Fair. Electrical Workers—No report. Longshoremen No. 27.—Idle. Longshoremen No. 28—All mem bers idle and will be until naviga tion opens. Pressman—Dull. Scandinavian Typographical un ion—Fair. Pioneer Federal Labor Union Progressing finely. NEW BUSINESS. Committee appointed to ascertain what firms are handling the Ram bler, Victor and Victoria. Street railway transfer question was discussed and the committee instructed to interview the mayor and members of the council. instructed to request different unions to influence friends to cease patronizing the Lyceum theater at Duluth. Adjourned. J. O. HALL, Rec. Sec. Pro Tern. Difficulty Settled. The trouble between Nelson & Swanson and the journeymen tailors has been amicably settled. The firm has agreed to hire none but union men and pay the union scale of wages. JVIe^lell&t? paper £o., Wholesale PAPER! 18-20-22 North Third St., Minneapolis, Minn. Special attention given to mail orders. DO NOT PATRONIZE THE FOLLOW ING FIRflS They are Under the Boycott of Or ganized Labor: Rochester Clothier's Exchange. Royal Mantel and Furniture Co, Rock ford, 111. W Kidder & Son Milling Co, Terre Haute, Ind. Joseph Biefield and Siegel & Bros, Clothiers, Chicago, 111. W Losse Tailoring Co, St Louis, Mo. S. Ottenberg & Bros, Cigars, New York. Geo. Ehret, lager beer. Studebaker Bros Mfg Co, wagons, South Bend, Ind. St Louis Brewers Association, lager beer. Pray, Small & Co, Shoes. American Biscuit Co, fiiscuits. School Seat Co, furniture, Grand Rapids, Mich. Pfaff Brewing Co, of Boston, Mass. Yocum Bros, Cigars, Reading, Pa. Boston Pilot, Boston Republic. Hopedale Mfg Co, Hopedale, Mass. A Smith, shoes. Lynn, Mass. United States Baking Co. Hamilton Brown Shoe Co, St Louis, Mo. Daube, Cohen & Co, Clothiers, Chi cago, 111. Mesker Bros, Iron Works, St Louis, Mo. Clement, Bane & Co, Clothiers, Chica go Buffalo Barrels. East India Matting Co, Piqua, Ohio. S Hess & Co, Cigars, Rochester, N Y. Harrington & Oulette Cigar Co, Detroit. Mich. Banner Cigar Co, Detroit Mich. Dietz Cigar Co, Detroit, Mich. Brown Bros Cigar Co, Detroit, Mich. Gordon Cigar Co, Detroit. Mich. Detroit Cigar Co, Detroit, Mich. Harding & Todd, Shoes, Rochester, N. Y. Gross & Co, Cigars, Detroit, Mich. Moek's Cigar, Co, Detroit, Michigan. Geo Modes Cigar Co, Detroit, Mich. Wm Tegge Cigar Co, Detroit, Mich. Powell & Smith Co, Cigars, New York. American Tobacco Co. Thomas Taylor, elastic goring, Hud son, Mass. Kipp Bros, spring beds, Milwaukee, Wis. Bergner & Engel Brewing Co, Phila delphia. Balz Brewing Co, Philadelphia. Fisher Co, malters, Buffalo, NY. Deuscher Co, Malters, Hamilton, Ohio. Schrein, malters, Sheboygan, Wis. Derby Bicycle Co, Jackson, Mich. Arena, Boston Mass. Gould & Walker, boots and shoes, Westboro, Mass. DO NOT USE Plug Tobacco: Battle Axe, Newsboy, Piper Heidsick, Something Good, Pedro. Smoking Tobacco: Gail and Ax Navy, Honest Long Cut, Dukes Mixture, Seal of North Carolina, Ivanhoe, Greenback. Cigarettes: Dukes Cameo, Sweet Cap oral, Cycle, Old Judge. DULUTH FIRMS. Duluth Imperial Flour, Lyceum Theatre, Carrington Tailoring CQ, Breton & Bleck Tailoring Co, Wieland Electric Co. 13