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Iowa Unionist (Newspaper) - September 26, 1908, Des Moines, Iowa UNIONIST The of One s be Concern of AH TRADES AND LABOR ASSEMBLY Assembly Hall Sepi 23 1908 Meeting called to order by Vic President Waters in absence of dent Moran The following officer were present Vice President W G Waters Secretary G F Miller Assist ant Secretary M L Connell er L O The following unions were repre sented Barbers Car centers Clerks cal workers Leather workers Mill men Miners No 1140 Painters Plumbers Teamsters Tinners Typo graphical A committee from the carpenters union requested the Assembly to wire to the International convention of tha union now in session at Salt Lake City an invitation to hold their next meet ing in Des On motion the request was granted The secretary reported his inability to comply with the instructions given him at the last meeting with regards to the places where union made gloves are on sale tn the city instructions were given No further Communications were read and dis posed of as follows Special member ship notice A F of L filed Louis ville Typographical Union No 10 re ferred to label committee Berwick Pa Central Labor union requesting aid for striking blacksmiths filed Under Reports of Unions he car penters reported grievance from the District Council which was referred to a special committee consisting of A L Urick Owen and W J Kibble The Plumbers requested assembly to enter protest against a proposed plumbing inspection ordi nance which discriminates against union men Referred to committee on resolutions with instructions to act at once In pursuance of this the com formulated the following pro test To the Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council of Des Moines Iowa Gentlemen It having come to the attention of the Trades and Labor As sembly that an ordinance is before your body for the regulation of plumb ing the appointment of a plumbing in spector and a board of examiners of plumbers and master plumbers which purports to be a measure in the best interests of the city but which dis is In a veiled blow at both good sanitation and at organized labor the Trades and Lab Assembly in regular session desires protest against the following feature 1st Against any measures tend to lower rather than raise th standard of construction in sanita plumbing as against public policy an inimical to the health of the city 2nd Against the method of selc tion of the examining board and 1 spector as against effective accomplis ment of the ends desired and also a a discrimination against the more in and skilled workmen ed hence against public policy stands to reason that the health depar ment of the city should be on a sanitary board that the mayor office being purely a political one if th board should be created in major pot tion by the mayor and an appointe of the mayor the board of becomes purely a political noneffective Furthermore as the or specifically provides that n union journeyman plumber is to membership on the board or to th inspectorship it follows that member of the board or inspector must necessarily be a scab and incom DBS MOINES IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 By J H Strief Sioux City Iowa 20 1908 Following the Labor Day lon the interstate fair and the land ing of the Western League baseball pennant by Sioux City team is rather quiet in this old town All the above events happened in the same week and citizens of this city are now recovering from excite ment Business is very good in all lines and there seems tc be not more than the usual number of idle men for this time of year Considerable is under way and work on the new which is to be the largest in the state will be started in a few days The excavating for auditorium is about Many new residences arc in course of and work for the fall season las begun with prospects that it will continue late In printing line work is first class and at this all of No members are pretty steadily employed to properly administer the al fairs of the board as we think you wl agree with our claim that workmen ore members of uniot of their crafts Furthermore dis crimination made against members o a master plumbers association i equally injurious to the public wel fare as we believe every reputable plumber is a member of some master plumbers organization hence the of a master plumber no a member of any master plumbers as would mean a decidedly tow standard of business man and no much of an honor either to the office or to the city 3d It being conceded then lhat tha board must consist of a politician a master plumber who may be strongly opposed to organized labor and a non descript if not wholly incompetent in spector it follows that union workmen will be seriously against in deliberations workings and de of any such board a manifestly unfair unbusinesslike and highly dan gerous expedint when the health citizens is in the balance The Trades and Labor Assembly sug gests to your honorable body that this board be made to consist of the head of the health department or his ap pointee one member of Master Plumbers association and one mem ber of the journeymen plumbers union You then have a health officer anj two competent sanitary experts on your a representative and efficient body The Trades nnd Labor Assembly de sires lo be placed on record as fav oring the highest possible standard of plumbing construction and inspection and also as favoring a rigid examination of both master and journeymen plumb ers for proficiency of workmanship by i competent and fair board of exam iners under conditions equitable to ill citizens We hive gentlemen the honor to subscribe very respectfully yours Colonel Frank Crum of the Journal composing room left last week on a visit to his ranch in Montana on which Mrs Crum has been residing for some lime He expects to be away several weeks The colonel is steading this land in the western state At this writing it is almost certain hat executive board of he Iowa Slate Federation of Labor will meet at Cedar Rapids September 21 for the of considering any measures hat are for the best interests of the organization and its affiliates ent Urick has issued a call for a meeting on the above date and the ame is being voted upon by the mem ers of the board There are several ery important matters to be brought the board at this time The of which has necessitate he holding of the meeting 30 days arlier than usual he con entions meeling of the board usually eing held about November I Ceo C Campbell of Clinton A f f L organizer expects to do some eld work in the slate this fall He considerable activity in his ome city where with the assistance f Messrs Tucker Adler Valentine nd Ramsey it is expected soon the organizations of barbers arrUge and workers anS enders NUMBER 31 A New Feature Within a short time The UNIONIST will devote a page to the merchants and who care to spread their wares before the working class the great majority of which The Unionist reaches and who spend their money here and whose patronage practically keeps up every establishment in Des Moines Home Industry Page In this we believe that the benefit will be mutual for the advertisers will be helping the workers get a better paper and the workers will reciprocate by taking their patronage to those who thus prove their friendship J N Coleman secretary of the Davenport Trades Assembly reports the largest and best handled parade in that city Labor Day ever held under the auspices of that body He re ports that Messrs Hearst and Kisgen ot the independence party spoke at the island on lhat day and that at in the afternoon there were 10000 paid admissions at the gate and more com ing Mr Coleman reports working condition good in Davenport and every body employed and a slight increase n the membership of Assembly A second report for September from Richard B Crone of the Centerville Mine workers shows 1181 members in that union and all employed The mines in that vicinity are working about full lime now This one miners local has more members lhan several of our cily central organizations In last weeks issue of Jack Muscatine Labors Voice he notifies all that no more jokes it the expense of Muscatine will ho stand for regarding that city being dry as it is not dry at this writing National Reform Movement I Started In Boston TO ATTACK EVIL AT ITS ROD so far as wet goods establishments go he Jid has ben lifted and the men who dealt in original packages will now retire from business and legally saloons will be run in Mus atine as in former years The ion committee can now start plans for meeting in in June 1910 William Howard Taft the republican partys presidential candidate is to in Jude Iowa in his peaking trip through the upper Mis valley Sioux Cily republi ans have started plans to land n Sioux City for a speech The trades of HITS city will be pleased to ake n good look at the original in unction judge the above was put in pe arrangements com for the appearance here of Original Injunction Judge Mill Taft September 29 he will address al Mizzou baseball park n the banks of the Big Muddy That old boy is evidently wor ed Es he expression heard from any since learning that Taft is going n the slump The DCS Moines Register and Leader a little sore because Sioux ily won the pennant in the Western league and asks How did ey do it Well thats easy They did it with nine of best ball ayers in the league sure and 5000 lod rooters whom by a was a bic bunch of ades unionists in which the printers the lead Couldnt lose very oil could we wilh that kind of sup n lls all right DCS Moines may Uncle will give you a better m in 1909 Expect Urick Miller Joyce m and others of Des matt fans are hoping Miss S J In Empty HOUM to Be In Before Occupancy ind A of Removed A movement to lay tbe of a national reform lu all large was recently started In Boston wit tbe object of promoting health In new and original way which starts n the root of evil and Is combated effectively Miss J Hughes of tbe Back Hay section of Boston woman o extraordinary energy and intimate wilh perplexing nnd conditions which arc a con slant source of anxiety to hoards o health has conceived a for tin establishment of vacancy commission In York and as the points of n nations work These vacancy are to he composed of n physician at tht 1 trained nurse of high standing n public spirited and practical lodging house keeper and n real estate woman of philanthropic character says n Bos ton correspondent of tho Philadelphia Record Their powers to he either by city or state will lie such as to give them authority tg enter all vn cant houses Inspect them nnd order them put Into o condition before that will preclude nil danger or disease Miss Hughes discovered that landlords are In tue of only a superficial cleaning to tenements nnd houses that new layers of wall tire laid over tlie old layers germs nrc so thick on the Inside of the rank that they can be seen with the microscope nm thai crannies and crevices where disease lurks are utterly neglected not being given oven a hot water and soup treat ment when bichloride Is nn absolute necessity xo MS cll ot paper been found hy In Mnss tho richest In the world while five nnd six are common all over Boston In home supposed to bo far than nnd tenement houses ha proved according lo Miss Hughes that disease and have orl gin In conditions where the par and shortsightedness of land lords permit only cleaning that looks well lo eye nt Ural but which covers only a whitened chcr Miss Hughes hits found lhat the two most prevalent diseases fron these Insanitary mehods arc con sumption and diphtheria She has kept close truck of houses the land lords would neither make tho sary changes nor permit now lo make them with the conclusion formed In nn array of astounding and that disease followed Invariably and hence the advocacy of vacancy Mayor George A burd of BoMon ban lent willing ear to tue propaganda aldermen nnd arc greatly impressed Others have joined In the new move ment and the plan Is to follow the Boston work with similar establish In New York and Philadelphia finally making It national In character Miss Hughes would have all the halls painted from attic to coal scuttle She would tear off the layers of paper to the plaster and have It carried off In barrels She would have the walls with hot swater fol lowed by bichloride until there could be no cunnce for germs to remain and In this war she claims a vast tion of sickness would he prevented Miss Hughes Is a sister or the eel orated physician and surgeon D Laura A C Hughes who addresses before tbe America Medical association nt Chicago la June and who won distinction In t war Packers to Start Campaign to Make Beef Cost Less CHOICE CUTS flOOT OF EVIL Will Be In Price In Order to American Public the Value ot Portions Now Considered Worthless Chuck Steak Alter Careful Cooking Good Eating Says Expert Every person m tbe country is In In le price of ment and will therefore also he interested In a move ment which the western packers nre preparing to undertake to teach the American public thut other portions of a Leer lire as nutritions and when properly cooked us palatable as the cuts The ultimate end will he tlie lowering of prices on all grades of meals especially in cuts which are now In chief demand In short the western Hackers are lie lo and tiot CURE Can Bo Accomplished Through Hyp Says Noted Physician Dr a noted physician real before the Medical society In Paris a paper dealing with an analysis of the psychology of avarice claiming ava rice o be a form of Insanity curable by hypnotism and suggestion The learned physician pointed out that close not the only abnormal symptom la an avaricious parson Like a victim of melancholia the listed traon society and even his friends and bis days over alleged troubles and He is forever on the lookout for persons liable to depriv him or pur of his wealth by legal or means Like insane peo ple be Kicks mora and physical sense The lecturer stated Hint be has cured several persons so afflicted by tism and suggestion He described his method iis The physician must above all gain the clo persons confidence nce After he has his confidence ho must suggest to him with the alii of to Ms mints tuul live ife with his income or m mill uis or 1 i f later sug h s e or the retailers say they gestion for charity and n tta and Truck Patch Literature No longer tile tl publics profound By of rabbits habits peculiar to civilization The Cox that Fine four sld blocks to build him a nrc Ts gone hy the board with tho tales tl record the catch of tlic tlv bear And with eager delight oil tho Gentry Ilia write or nature Have anew Their pencils nnd deal willi zeal wilh the things that the VOK tables do The Onion That Moved Half n Million t Tears is the of one popula relates ol a cantaloupes trait tnit led It to win fume glory The Pumpkin That Bit Is a neat skit of a light in a ten acre lot A here ti grew say with tti pumpkin one day anil got what I ought to have got A tale to divert Is The Sage of the Dirt which tells of a thoughtful potato got in a row with a near cow the teachings o For now It 9 known that not varmint alone but garden truck also can think There chance in lie o lot yet grown sm romance that Iia den ink Seton fan In nn antelopes mind or under p ho rl if some handy asparagus linous perhaps jvn ots writing chaps have vasei Of heans buns anil romance In he plain creatures J In Men Vork Amer LABOR NOTES The council hns organized nn ns A or French leather work ers Is n tour of American file The governor of Torlo hns rce to the legislature a hnv cT i bureau Oil Hie Island lino and Job scale or llu svi union been el from to fJI a All have Die scale under jin There i i lo nil the of Into a blir federation tlie liner of the of Labor which exist ed In vears aco At UK of the Intor of at Detroit Timothy of New city was re of their Inability to sell the cheap cuts This campaign Is to be carried nn Hie retail deal ers of he country who will be coached on the subject so thoroughly that they will he competent to teach their cus lomers The packers sajone of the chief rea sons wily beef is nnt cheaper In Amer ica Is that demand the liesl cuts and leave so much of the so culled inferior grades on the hands of the lackers that they are forced to keep price of the best cuts up to counter act the waste but If the sales of the cheaper grades were Increased tbe cost of all would decrease materially One of the packers arguments will e taken from the year book of the States department of ure written by George K Holmes chief of the bureau of statistics Mr points out the mistake made y people of limited means In selecting be most expensive cuu when of he unsought portions are equally or even more One of Mr Holmes comments Is a follows Although epicureans admit and chemists demonstrate that the neck piece Is toothsome and nutritious It bears the lowest price In fact It would hardly be considered respectable to ask the butcher for a piece of tbe neck Perhaps a low order of cy In the cooking lu the past to the tieck piece Its low place The story might have been dif ferent had cook known bow to utilize tho meat In the it tractive nut delicious dishes The point of to is ttus of a nre ns us pieces when judiciously selected and properly conked American complain that tho average housewife has little Knowledge of the art of cooking she does nol know how lo make a tasty dish of the cheap grades of moat Site therefore buys the stalks slaps them In the frying pan and places them on the ta ble when she thinks they arc properly cooked On the other side of the tie the cuts are placed on n more coua fooling for the different cuts being more general On this side the laborers wife Is more likely to or der chops or sleaks than to nsk for brisket or neck and In consequence II pays the to send barrels and barrels of brisket and the cheaper cuts lo while In many cases the American would prefer purchasing more f the portions from which they the so called choice cuts to stocking nil with the entire car cass While the tenderloin is the and Is considered the most delicate cut It 5 not so Juicy or so well cd ns other portions less tender and It s nol nearly so nutritious as parts require more cooking both tenderloin end sirloin contain less nutritive value than is found in the cheaper Another government expert says that chuck steak after careful cooking compares favorably with n round or the same carcass Tho nomination of officers liy the Boot nnd Shoo Workers union Is com dvid t more yeara to accomplish HUMAN DYNAMO IN TEXAS Electrically Charged Boy Furnishes Power For Fan or Lights A living storage Is Iho only thing lo which E G Alloy an Ameri can born child of Russian parents liv ing with his widowed mother In Hous ton Toy can be compared The boy who Is seven years old Is a human magnet nnd possesses all the electric properties of n dynamo engine In addi tion A metal filling was recently put In one tooth and when the boy came home lie picked up the knob used to connect an electric fan with an electric light wire in his mothers residence and thrust It Into his mouth A threaded metal cap was on the end which screws Into tie cap for the electric bulb As the metal cap touch ed the metal tooth the head Jerked slightly and the fan be gan to revolve and then to buzz fran at full speed This kept rjp as long as the circuit was completed In the boys mouth The mother was frightened and fear ed witchcraft but the boy pleased at sensation A piece of iron held In the boys linnd for n few moments becomes highly magnetized A hammer with nn Iron handle held In his hands will attract tucks at a distance of four feet Tito boy says that he feels only an agreeable sensation He lias ot the reddest possible hue lares frec kles and blue eyes CHURCH WELCOME TEST Pastor In Guise of Workman Cordially Greeted In All Churches buf One To disprove the assertion of the So that the churches only wel come the rich and scorn the working man the John Thompson pastor of the M K church In spent his August vacation dis guised ns n and attend ing services nt nine wealthy churches of Chicago In a threadbare and shiny blue serge coat trousers Ibat were worn at the edges a cheap cotton shirt nnd tie old shoes and a black felt hat the minister was so well disguised that even his friends might have passed him hy ID fact he sal in a street car beside one of the members of his own tion and not noticed I made the experiment ho said the other day to there might be In the that the nnd the poorly dressed visitor itre not made welcome tn our churches tad h d that It was Just the way fn the nine churches that I visited t found congregation always at and in eight of the churches the ministers were cordial In the ninth I must say r was surprised to see how crusty tlie minister was and I repulsed when I spoke to him it the end of the serv ice THE MECHANICS SAVINGS BANK Capital Surplus 300000
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