Iowa Unionist, September 26, 1908

Iowa Unionist

September 26, 1908

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Iowa Unionist (Newspaper) - September 26, 1908, Des Moines, Iowa UNIONIST The tntercct 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 Presi dent Moran The following officer were present Vice President W G Waters Secretary G F Miller Assist ant Secretary M L Connell Treasur er L O Pouchot The following unions were repre sented Barbers Bookfolders Car centers Cigarmakers Clerks Eleclri 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 Aloincs 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 HJailey and W J Kibble The Plumbers requested Ihe 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 mittee 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 Uite 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 whic 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 telligent and skilled workmen tntercs ed hence against public policy stands to reason that the health depar ment of the city should be rcognue 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 neccssil becomes purely a political noneffective Furthermore as the or dinance specifically provides that n union journeyman plumber is eligibl to membership on the board or to th inspectorship it follows that thisthir member of the board or inspector must necessarily be a scab and incom DBS MOINES IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 19os7 By J H Strief Sioux City Iowa Scpl 20 1908 Following the Labor Day cclebra lon the interstate fair and the land ing of the Western League baseball pennant by Ihe Sioux City team euery Inmg is rather quiet in this old town All the above events happened in the same week and Ihe citizens of this city are now recovering from Ihe 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 Ihe year Considerable Dutlding is under way and work on the new audilorium which is to be the largest in the state will be started in a few days The excavating for Ihe auditorium is about complelcd Many new residences arc in course of Jrecrion and work for the fall season las begun with prospects that it will continue late In Ihe printing line work is first class and at this tinv all of No ISOs members are pretty steadily employed pctenl to properly administer the al fairs of the board as we think you wl agree with our claim that competen workmen ore members of Ihe uniot of their crafts Furthermore Ihe 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 selction of a master plumber no a member of any master plumbers as sociarion 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 discriminaicd against in Ihe deliberations workings and de cisions 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 ihe 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 Ihe executive board of he Iowa Slate Federation of Labor will meet at Cedar Rapids September 21 for the mrpose of considering any measures hat are for the best interests of the organization and its affiliates Presi 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 efore the board at this time The mporlance of which has necessitate he holding of the meeting 30 days arlier than usual he belween 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 eports considerable activity in his ome city where with the assistance f Messrs Tucker Adler Valentine nd Ramsey it is expected soon the omplefe organizations of Ihe 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 Ihe 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 OBriens Muscatine Labors Voice he ifficially 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 NEWHEHLTpJECT 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 onducted saloons will be run in Mus atine as in former years The Irriga ion committee can now start plans for meeting in Muscaline in June 1910 William Howard Taft the republican partys presidential candidate is to in Jude Iowa in his 10day hurryup peaking trip through the upper Mis issippt valley Sioux Cily republi ans have started plans to land Bill n Sioux City for a speech The trades ntonisis of HITS city will be pleased to ake n good look at the original in unction judge the above was put in pe arrangements havebeen com leled for the appearance here of Original Injunction Judge Mill Taft September 29 he will address ioux Cityans 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 Jpcars a little sore because Sioux ily won the pennant in the Western asebaf league and asks How did ey do it Well thats easy They did it with nine of Ihe best ball ayers in the league sure and 5000 lod rooters amonp whom by Ihe a was a bic bunch of Sfottx Cliy 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 Hlg will give you a better m in 1909 Expect Urick Miller Pouchot Joyce m Jtcobson and others of Des matt enthutuuik fans are hoping Miss S J Hujhi Wsnt VSCKC In Lmrg Empty HOUM to Be In Before Occupancy ind A Dsngr of Removed A movement to lay tbe foundatlo of a national reform lu all large cltic 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 gcncrallt combated effectively Miss Snrnli J Hughes of tbe Back Hay section of Boston woman o extraordinary energy and intimate ncqiiniutrd wilh Ihose perplexing qucs tlons nnd conditions which arc a con slant source of anxiety to hoards o health has conceived a for tin establishment of vacancy commission In Ilostoi Xow York and Phlladclphh as the stilltins points of n nations work These vacancy Fommlsslons are to he composed of n physician at tht hcntl 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 conferrcil 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 occn pnney that will preclude nil danger or disease Miss Hughes 1ms discovered that landlords are In tue hnbtt of glvlnp only a superficial cleaning to vininl tenements nnd houses that new layers of wall pnixir tire laid over tlie old layers thnl germs nrc so thick on the Inside of the rank pnpcr 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 lnnrs ot paper huvc been found hy ilugher In BrooUlno Mnss tho richest tovvi In the world while five nnd six Inyer are common all over Boston In home supposed to bo far Iwtter than lotlglir nnd tenement houses Oliservallon ha proved according lo Miss Hughes that disease and dcalh have Ihelr orl gin In sntli conditions where the par slninny and shortsightedness of land lords permit only suporllcUil cleaning that looks well lo Ihe eye nt Ural but which covers only a whitened scnul chcr Miss Hughes hits found lhat the two most prevalent diseases nrlslng fron these Insanitary mehods arc con sumption and diphtheria She has kept close truck of houses irliere the land lords would neither make tho neces sary changes nor permit now lo make them with the conclusion formed In nn array of astounding facln and flsnros provfni that disease followed hlinost Invariably and Inevl lablyj hence the advocacy of vacancy Mayor George A Hlli burd of BoMon ban lent willing ear to tue propaganda wtule aldermen nnd cotmcllmen arc greatly impressed Others have joined In the new move ment and the plan Is to follow the Boston work with similar establish inents 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 andsoup fol lowed by bichloride until there could be no cunnce for germs to remain and In this war she claims a vast propor tion of sickness would he prevented Miss Hughes Is a sister or the eel orated physician and surgeon D Laura A C Hughes who dellvert addresses before tbe America Medical association nt Chicago la June and who won distinction In t SpanishAmerican war Packers to Start Campaign to Make Beef Cost Less CHOICE CUTS flOOT OF EVIL Will Be Reelicfid 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 terested 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 cosllier cuts The ultimate end will he tlie lowering of prices on all grades of meals especially in tiuise cuts which are now In chief demand In short the western Hackers are propar lie lo and tiot CURE Can Bo Accomplished Through Hyp notism Says Noted Physician Dr Xcgresco 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 sliuns society and even his friends and sncuds bis days brootliii over alleged troubles and Buancta prouems 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 hypno tism and suggestion He described his method iis folous 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 livn to Ms mints tuul live ife with his income or m nimL mill uis luLome or 1 i f almorrm Iralltl1 later etnplov hvpuotfc sug h s e or whlcn the retailers say they gestion for charity and suciabilltv n tta and Truck Patch Literature No longer tile rmhntl fietionist fceta tl publics profound admiratloi By elorles of rabbits wlio habits peculiar to civilization The Cox that rnols Fine four sld blocks to build him a bobcul nrc hilr Ts gone hy the board with tho tales tl record the catch of tlic tlv flslil bear And with eager delight oil tho Gentry Ilia write or nature Have whellcil anew Their pencils nnd deal willi unquenehab zeal wilh the things that the VOK tables do The Onion That Moved Half n Million t Tears is the nnme of one popula lothcr relates ol a cantaloupes trait tnit led It to win fume nnrt glory The Pumpkin That Bit Is a neat llltl skit of a light in a ten acre lot A here ti cnbnncje 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 hlch got in a row with a near Jerae cow roncernlng 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 Whnt Seton fan llml In nn antelopes mind or under p lxiirilo thatc ho rl if some handy asparagus rmrli linous Ijut perhaps jvn Musj ots writing chaps have vasei Of Ihe heans buns anil lilants lhosn nnil sjive romance In he ilotngs plain liMinan creatures Jnnies J Montncuc In Men Vork Amer LABOR NOTES The Snii lraiulsco HiilMInTrades council hns organized nn nthietlo ns soclatlon A dolCCTtlou or French leather work ers Is ninklii n tour of American file The governor of Torlo Ilico hns rce oinmemloil to the legislature a hnv cT ntliif i hihor bureau Oil Hie Island lino and Job scale or llu svi union been el from 2J to fJI a All have Die scale under jin iigreeiuoiil There i i lo nrcniilw nil the mmlilllel of Moulrail Into a blir federation nlonK tlie liner of the KnlglilN of Labor which exist ed In iiiiit aiioiil iwenlr vears aco At UK cotivcntlini of the Intor nallonal IlroMierhool of Stalionarv Flrcmcn at Detroit Timothy IIculv of New Ytirfc city was unanluiouslv re tniu IHCIHISC of their Inability to sell the cheap cuts This campaign Is to be carried nn tlirougli 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 ihe ifuple 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 Ihe 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 Jnlted States department of agrlcul ure written by George K Holmes chief of the bureau of statistics Mr lolmea points out the mistake made y people of limited means In selecting be most expensive cuu when nmny of he unsought portions are equally or even more nuhIUouji 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 proficien cy In the housewifes cooking lu the past gnvo to the tieck piece Its low place The story might have been dif ferent had ihe cook known bow to utilize tho meat In the mnkliiof it tractive nut delicious dishes The point of to is chejip ttus of a gooil carcnss nre ns gnucl us slve pieces when judiciously selected and properly conked American liulchers 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 Iwst 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 Atlun tie the cuts are placed on n more coua fooling thedemand 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 iwrters to send barrels and barrels of brisket and the cheaper cuts lo Knghmd while In many cases the American Initclurs would prefer purchasing more f the portions from which they ttle the so called choice cuts to stocking nil with the entire car cass While the tenderloin is the tentlercst and Is considered the most delicate cut It 5 not so Juicy or so well iluvor cd ns other portions less tender and It s nol nearly so nutritious as parts vhlch require more cooking both tenderloin end sirloin contain less nutritive value than is found in the cheaper inrata Another government expert says that chuck steak after careful cooking compares favorably with n round or Irloln frooi 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 lialtory 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 fljiiny the head Jerked slightly and the fan be gan to revolve and then to buzz fran tically 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 aeemed pleased at Ihe 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 rodhair 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 cialists that the churches only wel come the rich and scorn the working man the Ifev John Thompson pastor of the McCiibc M K church In cngo spent his August vacation dis guised ns n worklngiuan 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 congrega tion and wns not noticed I made the experiment ho said the other day to tlnd there might be In the chnrjrc that the worklngtnnn nnd the poorly dressed visitor itre not made welcome tn our churches fomd tad h d that It was Just the otlter way fn the nine churches that I visited t found Ihe congregation always at tentive 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 wns prncllcnlly repulsed when I spoke to him it the end of the serv ice THE MECHANICS SAVINGS BANK Capital Surplus SSOOOOOO 300000 ;