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Hember General Executive Board and Joiners. Carpenter! CARPENTERS' UNION SHOWS GREAT GROWTH GENERAL SECRETARY PURPOSES COMPREHENSIVE REPORT. ("After Years of Indifferent Success or Retrogression Organization Is Now One of Greatest Labor Fraternities in the World, Strong in Men and Re sources. Frank Duffy, general secretary of the nited Brotherhood of Carpenters and oiners of America, in his report to the burteenth general convention, covering he two years from July 1, 1904, to une 30, 1906, reviewed the work or his office. Mr. Puffy noted the fact that the past twenty-five years the broth rhood had the experience of most la or organizations, havingjbeen ushered to existence on Aug. 12, 1881, after four days' convention in Chicago, ith much doubt as to whether it would ve. Two other attempts had been jimade to form a national organization, 'and both failed. Today, however, the carpenters' or- fo anization is next in numerical strength that of the mineworkers. On June 80, 1904, there were 1,793 local unions ,with a membership in good standing of 161,205, and for the same date in 1906 'there were 1.748 locals with a mem bership of 170,192 in good standing, ffhe latter figures show a gain in mem bership 01^8,987, but a loss in unions of forty-five. In thirty-two cities local* Unions were consolidated. Some of the Figures. For the two-year term, 378 new unions were organized, while_,423 unions passed out of existence for various rea sons. The annual growth of the union is set forth, beginning with 1881. and ending June 30, 1906. In 1881 the or ganization began with twelve locals and a membership of 2,042. In 1886, 177 W. &. FISHER, Business Agent Carpenters' Union, locals were affiliated, with a total mem bership of 21,423. Until 1892 steady and consistent growth "was noted. In 1892 the membership slumped from 56,937 to 51,313. In 1893 it rose to 54,121, but in 1894 more than 21,000 fell from the roll, bringing the mem bership total down to 33,917. But in 1895 the number still further decreased, when the list of members in good stand ing reached the lowest point since 1885. The number in 1805 was 25,152. In 1896 an increase to 29,691 was noted, but in 1897 a falling off to 28,269 oc curred. Sinoe 1897 the organization has gone ahead by leaps and bounds. With 68,463 members on the rolls in 1898, and 122,568 in 1902, there has not been a year which a gain was not record ed. On June 30,1906, the total paid-up membership was 170,192. The greatest forntheryeary ai fo an single term was 54,105, 1901 and 1902, and the greatest loss was 20,204, the latter be ing for a one-year term, in 1894. The jurisdiction of the brotherhood includes the United States. Canada, Porto Eico, British West Indies and the Hawaiian islands. Fifty-eight of the unions are of cabinetmakers, bench and machine hands nine are exclusively stairbuilders six exclusively parquet floor layers six consist of millwrights three of c'arbuilders five of shipbuild ers two of wharf and bridge carpen ters two exclusively of framers, and the remainder are carpenters' unions, composed of members following any branch of the trade not abo'we specified. Unions in Minnesota. Minnesota has sixteen unions, with a membership of 3,537, more than half of which belongs to Carpenters' Union No. 7, in this city. There are 101 Carpenters' district councils now in existence. These have been a great aid in handling matters which are not altogether local. Much space is devoted, to a review of the insurance system. Since this was put in operation $1,800,000 has been paid out to sick members, while the national office has expended, in death and disability claims^ $1,512,343, Of the latter sum, $380,071 was Jai out in the last two years. FromCJuly 1, 1904, to#June paid fry 30, 1905, $185,633 was general office for sjejs^an disability claims alone. The list comprises 1,510 approved specified, ^subdivided a* follows: itsSIeigtf ^pberi* berieficial 6laimB, $135,533? ment-u Biers' disability claims, $13,850 mem bers' semi-beneficial claims, $14,525 funeral benefits for wives of members, $21,725. There were 207 claims which were disapproved and rejected for constitu tional reasons. It is shown that 49 per cent were 'disapproved because o the member being in arrears at the time of death. Benefits paid from July 1, 1905, to June 30, 1906, amounted to $194,439, The greatest sum paid for any month in the year specified was $20,508. for April, 1906. Total number of claims disapproved, 193. The demands on the resources of the treasury tt meet the payment of death and disability claims are steadily in* creasing, and legislation.has been enact ed to raise additional- funds for this purpose. Millions Handled. For the two-year term the receipts were $888,699, and the expenditures were $861,440. On June 30 last there was $199,294 in the treasury, deposited in five banks. Slightly over $1,000,000 from assed thru the hands of the treasurer all sources. In the matter of relief San Francisco was not overlooked, and $15,893 was sent to that city to be used by the union officials for the relief of suffer ers from the results of the earthquake. Some time ago a movement was started for the purpose of raising a sum of money to be presented to the widow of the founder of the brother hood, P. J. McGuire. Mr. McGuire was general secretary-treasurer for twenty years, his death occurring Feb. 20,1906. Aug. 13,1906, $3,781 was re mitted to Mrs. McGuire. Donations are still being received, and the fund promises to reach a good sum. OARLIN GOES TO FARGO General Organiser Will Stir Up Union Carpenters in Dakotas. General Organizer Philip Carlin of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join ers Btarts today for North Dakota. He will first visit Fargo, where he will ad dress an open meeting of the building trades workmen in an effort to stir up a keener interest in the affairs of the unions. Then he will proceed to Aber deen and Watertown, S, D., and Jhence to Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Carlin will be absent about four weeks. With P, H. McCarthy of San Fran cisco, and Frank Duffy, general sec retary, Mr. Carlin visited Cleveland to look into looal conditions. There has been a long-drawn-out strike in Cleve land, which started last May and con tinued thruou^ the building season. Now, however it is announced that there is a prospect for a settlement of all differences and the chance that an agreement will be secured for next year with all the large contractors. The same men also visited Jackson, Mich., where conditions similar to those in Cleveland exist. There a complete set tlement was reached. Many of the western, southwestern and northwestern towns have been clamoring for the services of an organ izer, and many resolutions asking for the services of special men were intro duced at the recent convention. It is in response to a number of these reso lutions that Mr. Carlin is going out. CIGARS I N DEMAND High Official Finds Excellent Condi tions la Northwest. /William A. Campbell, traveling finan cier of the Cigarmakers' International Union, arritfed^in^Minneapplis^^ur^day evening. He attended the semi-mortihly meeting of No. "77 the same evening. tMj?~ benefit claims paid during the time local were in good shape. Canu&ell audited th,. book^t, o Fir nancial Secretary E. G. Hall Friday and announced that the accounts~o the Vol. 8. No. 161. JL THE JOURNAL Official Paper of tike City. THE EVENING JQURNAI*. No. 10 Washington Avenue N, MINNEAPOLIS: Corner Fourth and Jackson Streets, St. PAUL. GEO. K. SHAW..s Editor C. A. NIMOCKB*,.\?Business Manager The Evening Journal js4 published ev ery day except Sunday, at 60 cents a month in advance or $6 per year, de livered by carrier In either city or by mail, postage prepaid. Liberal prices paid for exclusive news or special arti cles 011 live topics. No attention paid to" anonymous communications. Mayor Rand's manifesto, published on the second page of this paper, advo cating the issue of something over half a million dollars of Minneapolis bonds for paving, waterworks and sewers is entitled to earnest considera tion. Authority ma,y be obtained from the present legislature, now meeting in extra session. If there is no formid able opposition. If Edgerton surrenders to Windom without a fight, he will scarcely rise to the dignity of a senatorial warming pan. We thought he was sent to keep the seat warm for some.r one nearer home but his running away at the first Are will indicate that he hadn't caloric enough about him even for that purpose. Gregor Menzel has resigned from thb Minneapolis hoard of water com missioners because he sees -no dispo sition in th.3 body to carry out the noeaed reform in our water system. Mr. Menzel in a practical man whose place in the board it will be difficult to all. If the Hubbard crowd-1 will carry out the work of rooting out the old rings thoroly by defeating. Windom's arro gant demand for the ^senatorship as a personal perquisite all will be forgiven. Guiteau refuses to have Ingersoll for eounsel because the whole Christian Local "News" a Qtiarter ofZar MT. Campbell has spent the last few lar conditions prevail. Mr. Campbell weeks in North and South Dakota and Minnesota. He says that work in the., cigarmaking industry was never better^ that more hand-made cigaTS are beinf turned out today than!jrfr before, an that every member 9 wants'to Work is busy More' good cigars ou$fo too, Mr. Oampb before, ana the demanl hand-made products fa? pljfr. He caed one Not. where sixteen cigarmakeW^e? jt#a employed upon one bram3*'ai le craft who j-'being t#na^ i-graae, "the sup- rn^rf yriMiS? Culled from The Journal of this Date. 1881 A prominent Minneapolis democrat predicts that Judge Vanderburgh will have the largest majority of any man on the republican ticket who has an opponent. "Professor" King attributes his final success to the fact that he, wasn't hampered by fool reporters. I Windom'o slide from the cabinet to the senate is perhaps not so slickly greased as has been supposed. By and by Colonel McCrory's motor road will run a branch to Fort SneUing. fr ST. PAUL SPLINTERS' Governor PiUsbury was not down to day. The capitol was a dreary place, The offices at the capitol closed "to- day early on account of cold.- The furnace is not in working order and without steam the offices are t6o uh comfortable for use. The fault in" the heating apparatus lies in the lack of sufficient draft, and a new sheet iron chimney is being put in, which will remedy the evil. The river now stands twelve feet six inches and is on the decline. Clarence Whistler, Omaha. William Muldoon, New York, and Andie Christol, Paris, the noted athletes and Greco* jRoman wrestlers, who have given many exhibitions of strength and skill In the leading cities of the country and here, will give one or more exhibitions-as soon as engagements can be made. Irish Indignation. The arrest of Parnell has occasioned a good deal of feeling among the Irish residents of Minneapolis,' who feel a deep interest in the success of the pol icy of which he is the head and fronts This culminated last evening In a meet ing of the Michael Davitt Land league, at which, preliminary arrangements were made for a monster indignation meeting to be held shortly for an ex pression of the sentiment of the ma jority upon this last attack upon the home land league. A meeting is called for Sunday evening to make final ar rangements, in which the ladies' league will take part. E. C. Chatfleld returned today from a trip to Chicago and the exposition. last visited Minneapolis officially three Tearoago. JL:**, Labor Notes. jGfeneral Organizer D. P. KeUey of the United patters of North America, who,-spent several months in Minneapolis and $t. Paul in the in terests of M$ unioB, left recently for Chicago, where he v*ill engage in h^a special work. Wiu|am SeigiertJjhe Mlnjfaapolte representa thre^ joint protective board of the Broih 'town fert*00 "syJff*JM***0 cigarSyihl ano^iejfJ'place in Minnesota where Twtjii fa ij fftroing MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1881. world would be prejudiced. Guiteau wants a Christian banging, ''and he ought to be accommodated. SOCIETY. Sayings and Doings of Minneapolis ,1 I People for the Past Week. the Wolford ReceptionParties, Balls and Social Reunions. r, RaHwsy-'WBannen* has gone to MS 4 othe a &B#*noe of the board and offi cials of the Milwaukee railway in regard tp wages and working conditions. An increase will ''be sought for workmen in certain lines, but the W. A, Jones of New York is enjoying the delights of Minneapolis streets in one of R. P. Jones'" oyster gondolas. Mrs. Hans Mattson entertained a small company of friends at her resi dence on Hennepin avenue on Thurs day. On Monday noon W. W. Herrlck, wife and daughter, R. D. Warner, wife and daughter and Miss Mary Woods leave for California, where they will remain until next May. Miss Sue Sidle has been visiting in St. Paul during the week. Major C. B. Heffelnnger and wife en tertained a number of friends at tea last evening. H. Jennlson of the United States Century Old Merry Local Amusement DotsThe Season Just Opened. The Jeadmg event of the, past week, which has caused a flutter of pleasant comment in social circles, was the re ception given by W. L. Wolford and wife on Wednesday evening, inaugurat ing the season of parties, receptions and bails. The night was inky dark and dreary as a churchyard, hut within the spacious Wolford mansion all was bright and happy. There were some seventy-five or eighty couples present^ Noticeable among the many beautiful costumes were several bridal dresses, the beauty of the lovely wearers tell ing of naught but days of wedded hap piness. The dancing gas Jets revealed the sparkling brilliancy of glittering diamonds upon many a -fair throat and as the soft notes of the -orchestra swept through the flower and beauty-laden reception room, poor Jenkins from-his post behind the door declared that it was one of the most delightful experi ences of his life. The large parlors with their can vas-covered floors afforded space for four sets, and w^th tne~DWTof Professor Danz's superb music, the merry feet were kept flying to a late hour. Said onefold'gentleman the "next day: 'Tve been to a great many parties, but I never saw a 'more thoroughly happy\ gathering in my life.'1 D. M. QHlmore^has moved into his new home, corner of Hawthorne and Chestnut avenues.' J. A. Bowman, has returned to Wash ington. Miss Etta Cook and Mrs. J. Cook, who have been visiting their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Van 'Norman, have returned home to get out Of the mud. Rev. Dr. Van Anda returned yester day from his foreign trip and last even ing was tendered a reception at the Centenary church parlors. The Rev, Dr. is in the best .of health and reports having had a pleasant Journey. He visited England, Prance, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Latest Minneapolis News. Governor PiUsbury today appointed Richard Chute and Piatt B. Walker commissioners to the St. Louis river improvement convention. The Hennepin Avenue M. E. church congregation expects to dedicate its new building on Sunday, the 23d Inst. This has been general pay day in the sawmills, and the saws have- buzzed an additional note to the Jingling of the silver wages. A. L. Crocker of St. Louis Is in the city looking up a location, with the in tention of erecting a large foundry and machine shops. Another case is reported of a dairy man who sells tickets and forgets to deliver milk. The legend on the wagon is said to be "Hennepin Dairy." Street Commissioner Folsom says he is done sprinkling for this year. Better give the weather clerk the balance of the contract. T. L. Hedderly, dentist. 48 Washing ton avenue S. Charges moderate sat isfaction guaranteed or money Tefunded. Wild geese flew south last night in flocks of mammoth size, squawking loudly as they passed over the city, indicating that cold weather is coming on apace in more northern latitudes, and that the icy embrace of winter will soon be upon Minneapolis. "Snow King No. 3," the mammoth snowplow used by the Chicago, Mil waukee & St, Paul railway, is being renosed with iron preparatory to buck ing the snow banks this winter. The fire alarm whistle was today placed upon the paper mill. The re peated whistling at 1 o'clock was caused by a trial to see how it worked. President Folwell of the state univer sity is entertaining H. W. L. Cleve land, the well-known landscape artist of Chicago, who Is here to advise as to the location of the new buildings. He will be here over Sunday and will attend the meeting of the City Int- treasury .department at Washington, provement society, to be held Saturda^ sister.. Mrs.. wnint who has been visiting his1 sister Mrs assurance Is held oat that the increase sought will be granted. A class of twenty-two candi dates was admitted to membership in Minne haha lodge, No. 299, last Wednesday eTening. Over forty applications are now on file, and from fifty to sixty new members will be admit ted at the next meeting night. Circulars are being received by local unions appealing f6r aid financially for the Litho graphers' International Protective and Beneficial association, the members of which are on strike all'over the United States and Canada for an eight-hour day. Attached to the circular is the indorsement of Samuel Oompers, president, and Elrank Morrison^ secretary of the American FedPj ration of kabot. The lithographers are said to' be on the rocks financially. The Union, the local labor paper, in a letter to the Trades Assembly recently, asked to be ervening. relieved of the title of "official" paper of that body, and will be known from now on as "an independent labor paper, published by union men in the Interests of conservative unionists and industries of Minneapolis." E. E. Stevens rffil retains the position of managing editor, and J. L. Chapman is the city editor. Steps are being taken to reorganize the Pleas ure club which has been a source of much en joyment to members of the building trades unions and their families. Meat cutters have appointed a committee to make arrangements for the annual ball. I don't care how good' a cook you are, you need good baking powder to make good cake or biscuit. Order a can of Hunt's Perfect today.