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cabins seem as contented and happy as if engaged in picking the bits of metal out of the printer's case. While some meet with ill-luck until the expenses exceed the receipts and a decided step is necessary. In such a case there are two doors open for their admission, either go into partnership with their neighbor or seek new fields of operation, being confident of receiving a living at the hands of their more fortunate comrades. The trials that are invariably met with will sometimes require a magazine of courage, a cast-iron constitution and an indomitable desire to succeed, and if through these efforts you fail and you still carry the fever, another journey will be necessary. There being nothing to lose and all to gain causes many to over-exert themselves in their endeavors, proving disastrous to the health. To printers who are juggling thoughts of this character in their minds and whose prospects in other lines of business are discouraging it might prove a fortunate. venture, for the world is like a lottery, and the individual takes his chances, no matter what the business may be. The minds of printers are as a rule more cultivated than the majority of the laboring classes, consequently they receive the preferences while seeking employment. Inventing, street car conductor and motoneer afford suggestions for the speculating unemployed printers, but mining to the general mind seems to offer a magnetic inducement, now that it has reached the zenith of excitement in the western territories. JOSEPH GREIG.

Detroit, Mich.

Southwest Missouri Inklings. Louis Negele of St. Louis, organizer of the ninth district, came down the first of December to settle our difference with the Republican. He did the union and each individual member an incalculable amount of good as to unionism and union principles.

C. E. Daugherty, who has lately been acting as deputy organizer, has done some good work. The Republican and Leader

Democrat have both signed the scale for the ensuing year, and we hope we will soon have secured all the job offices, which, with the new unionism infused into some of the members, will start us off with good prospects for the new year.

C. W. Johnson, who has for a number of terms been our secretary-treasurer, was called to the foremanship of the Republican, vice Smith. Mr. Johnson has always proved a favorite with the printers, and is considered one of the most efficient foremen in the southwest.

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Resolved, That the Boston newspaper mailers, while bowing in obedience to the will of the Almighty, deeply deplore the sudden demise of their beloved brother.

Resolved. That the sympathy of the union be extended to the parents and relatives of the deceased

Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be entered on the minutes of the union and published in the TypOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL and a copy sent to the parents of the deceased, and that the charter of the union be appropriately draped for three months.


A Bicycle Gordon.

The latest invention for printers is a bicycle foot power applied to a Gordon press. The feeder sits on a saddle-seat, and having both feet free, uses them both to operate two treadles with alternating motions, precisely as one operates the pedals of a bicycle. These treadles operate two cranks on the driving shaft and give it two impulses at each revolution, thus increasing the effective power, as on an ordinary treadle press there is but one crank, and only one impulse per revolution. This appears to be a good thing, and easily pushed along. Its effect on those who have to kick presses is set forth by one of our very minor poets thusly:


'Tis the voice of the feeder!

I hear him complain:

"Must I wearily kick that old Gordon again?"


'Tis the voice of the feeder!

Now hear him implore:

"Say, boss, can't I kick that Bike Gordon some more?"

Full particulars, illustrations, and prices. may be obtained at any branch of the American Type Founders' Company.

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UNITED STATES PAPER-MAKER, devoted to the interests of paper-makers. Published monthly: $2 per annum sample copies, 20 cents. Charles C. Walden, publisher, 132 Nassau street, New York.

AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF PRINTING AND BOOKMAKING, 600 pages, profusely illustrated; half bound; price $12, delivered. This standard work contains all that is known of the printing and allied trades, from the earliest to the present time. A copy should be owned by every ambitious printer. Address, Howard Lockwood & Co., publishers, 13 Bleecker street, corner of West Broadway, New York.

THE INLAND PRINTER is unquestionably the leading trade journal of the world in the printing industry. Issued promptly on the first of every month. Replete with valuable technical information, articles of general interest and elegant illustrations. Only $2 per year, $1 for six months, 20 cents per copy-none free. ÎNLAND PRINTER COMPANY, 212–214 Monroe street, Chicago.

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Delaware-W. H. Montgomery, Every Evening office, Wilmington.

Florida-W. S. Linton, 122 W. Ashley, Jacksonville. Georgia-L. J. Kilbourn, 336 Rose St., Macon. Illinois A. W. Hendricks, Herald-Dispatch, Decatur; Wm. Rotramel, 847 N. Seventh, Springfield.

Indiana-W. R. McCracken, Times, South Bend. Kansas J. F. Kirkpatrick, Daily Capital, Topeka. Louisiana-Fred Alexander, Times, New Orleans. Maine-F. H. Hatch, Advertiser office, Portland. Manitoba and Northwest Territories-Arthur Puttee, box 716, Winnipeg, Man.

Maryland-E. J. Mullen, 828 E. Eager St., Baltimore.
Massachusetts-W. L. Bousquet, box 868, Worcester.
Missouri-J. F. Klunk, Star office, Kansas City.
New Brunswick-Aug. Petch, 9 St. Charles St., St. John.

New Hampshire-C. E. Smith, 9 Hanover St., Concord. New Jersey-Duncan McLeod, News, Jersey City; W. H. Prescott, box 36, Camden.

New York-George W. Baltz, Telegram, Elmira; J. M. Lynch, Herald, Syracuse; C. S. Roberts, Hamilton St., near Fulton, Brooklyn.

North Carolina-E. S. Cheek, Raleigh.

North Dakota-W. O. Strandberg, Grand Forks.
Nova Scotia-Wm. C. Hodgson, Halifax, box 492.
Ohio-W. R. Voiles, care Post, Cincinnati.

Oklahoma Territory-L. G. Shoop, lock box 277, Guthrie.
Ontario-Frank Plant, 637 Elias St., London.

Oregon-W. J. Cuddy, Oregonian office, Portland. Pennsylvania-C. M. Leighley, 215 Hamilton Ave.,


Quebec-Silas W. Reed, 26 Balmoral St., Montreal; J. A. Rodier, 109 St. Louis St., Montreal.

Rhode Island-G. B. Sullivan, Evening Post, Pawtucket. South Dakota-J. L. Sims, box 314, Sioux Falls. Tennessee-J. J. Straub, American, Nashville; W. L. Wilkinson, 72 Madison St., Memphis.

Vermont-G. H. Herrick, 57%1⁄2 Merchant's Row, Rut


Virginia-C. E. Gray, Times, Roanoke.
West Virginia-J. R. Foster, Gazette, Charleston.
Wisconsin-Charles J. Shurr, Daily News, Milwaukee.

Committee on Governmental Ownership and Control of the Telegraph-A. L. Randall, 605 F St., N. E., chairman; S. H. Bell, 10 N St., N. W., secretary; Wm. McCabe, W. N. Brockwell and J. W. Usilton, all of Washington, D. C.

Delegates to American Federation of Labor-The President; W. M. Higgins, 1035 Sixth St., Louisville, Ky.; Aug. McCraith, Indianapolis, Ind.; J. W. Bramwood, Box 681, Denver, Colo.

Trustees of the Childs-Drexel Home for Union Printers-W. B. Prescott, A. G. Wines, 7 De Soto block, Indianapolis, Ind.; James J. Dailey, Public Ledger office, Philadelphia, Pa.; Henry Dorsey, 247 Elm St., Dallas, Tex.; Alex. Duguid, 525 E. Third St., Newport, Ky.; L. C. Shepard, 156 Wealthy Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich.; F. A. Colby, 128 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs, Colo.


["In a jurisdiction where more than one trade hold charters from the International Typographical Union, they shall create a joint standing committee, to consist of three members from each body." -Section 49, General Laws.]

BOSTON.-President, W. J. Melvin; secretary, John Re-
gan, 48 Wenham St., Forest Hills, Mass.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.-President, J. A. Bryan; secretary,
Carl Englesmann.

CLEVELAND, OHIO.-President, F. A. Smith, Press office; secretary, Mr. Bartels.

COLUMBUS, OHIO.-President, W. P. Kunze, 114 W. Ful-
ton St.; secretary, W. Mort Davey, 271 S. Wall St.
DALLAS, TEX.-President, W. L. Lyles; secretary, Hen-
ry Dorsey, 247 Elm St.
DENVER, COLO.-President, W. C. Ashwill, 1436 Curtis
St.; secretary, W. A. Whitmeyer, 1523 Wall St.
DETROIT, MICH.-President, J. R. Morrissey; secretary,
P. A. Loersch, 229 Division St.

DULUTH, MINN.-Secretary, L. T. Rutter, box 353.
FORT WORTH, TEX.-President, Lee Daniels, Gazette
office; secretary, Del. Cobb.

GALVESTON, TEX.-President, W. F. Clark, Tribune office; secretary, George Bell, Tribune office. GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.-President, W. H. Stewart, 66 Park Ave.; secretary, Frank Knitle, 229 Ottawa St. INDIANAPOLIS, IND.-President, S. L. Leffingwell; secretary, Wm. Champion, care Hasselman Printing Co. KANSAS CITY, Mo.-President, J. C. Aide; secretary, W. R. Cosner, 401 Wyandotte St. LOUISVILLE, KY.-President, Thomas R. Bailey; secretary, G. H. Wagner, 1115 Christy Ave.

MEMPHIS, TENN-Charles Sowers, 224 Second St., care Memphis Printing Co.

MILWAUKEE, WISE. R. Kuehnel, care Der Herald. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.-President, T. Dungan, Journal office; secretary, Geo. Brown, care Moffett, Thurston

& Plank.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.-President, Louis Gompers, 43 Artizen St.; secretary, Geo. H. Keppell, 143 Dwight St. NEW ORLEANS LA-President, O. F. Woodcock; secretary, Christian Ehren 242 Thalia St.

NEW YORK.-Secretary, J. E. McLoughlin, 335 Pearl St.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. -President, F. H. Flury, 608 Pine
St.; secretary, J. P. Holey, 731 N. Seventh St
SEATTLE WASH.-W. L. Lowman, Lowman & Hanford.
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.-President, J. H. Connell, secre-
tary, Harry Collis.

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Canton, Ohio.-Business fair, but prospects are not encouraging.

Council Bluffs, Iowa.-Trade, quiet; no arrivals, one departure.

Dallas, Tex.-Trade, very dull. More machines coming and they are loaded with distress to the printers who are here already.

Houston, Tex.-Trade outlook is fair, with enough men to supply an increased demand. Massillon, Ohio. -Trade good; prospects fair, Norfolk, Va.- Trade continues dull.

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13, Boston, Mass.--John W. Eagan, John J. Sullivan, Cambridge, Mass.; James W. Wright, Stamford, Conn.; W. E. Hill, Derry, N. H.; J. Wallace Clark, Yarmouth, N. S.; Wm. R. Preston, Montpelier, Vt.; Geo. W. Crooks, J. D. O'Connor, F. McGrath, Jr., John H. Butler, Boston; Louis Mayer (Polish Jew), Warsaw, Russia; Miss Carrie R. Sinclair, New Glasgow, N. S.; Thomas F. Casey, Tacoma, Washington, New Bedford, Mass., Johnstown, Pa.; M. B. Connelly, New York.

39, Grand Rapids, Mich.--Addie M. Mills, worked at trade four years.

53, Cleveland, Ohio-Hugo Prior, served time in this city; G. T. Beaubernard, has worked in Kansas City, Boston and Cleveland.

54, Raleigh, N. C.-C. C. Gibbs, served time in Columbia, S. C.

55, Syracuse, N. Y.--Daniel Morris, Penn Yan, N. Y.; Miss Nellie Mosley, Syracuse, N. Y.

73, Ottumwa, Iowa. J. E. Pope, has worked in Sigourney and Ottumwa.

80, Kansas City, Mo.-Ed. Freeman, age 36 years, worked at trade 24 years, learned trade at office of Monitor, Moberly, Mo., working in that office until 1882, also worked on Progress and Sentinel, Independence, Mo.; William B. Brown, age 20 years, worked at trade nine years, learned trade in office of E. E. Mackelfresh, this city, has also worked at Lynn Printing Co.,

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