Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

With sorrow and our deepest sympathy I am sending you the enclosed resolutions upon the death of the mother of our most esteemed brother, Edward Gilroy:

WHEREAS, It has pleased our heavenly Father in His infinite wisdom to call to her eternal reward the beloved mother of Brother Edward Gilroy; therefore be it

Resolved, That we extend our sincerest sympathy to our bereaved brother and members of his family in this the hour of their sorrow; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to our afflicted brother and the members of his family and a copy be spread on the minutes of Local No. 23, J. H. U., and a copy be sent to our official magazine for publication. HARRY DUNLAP, JAMES S. GRAY, ALLAN MCDOWELL.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine: With deepest regret I am writing of the death of our late brother, Morris Bott, who died on December 30; the cause of his death was appendicitis. He was confined to his home two days. The funeral was held on January 3 from his late residence, 38 Pearl street, and was attended by every member of the local. He is survived by a wife and ten small children, the oldest of whom is fourteen. The following brothers acted as pallbearers: James Moran, Andrew Crowder, Gus Gaugler, William Fleming, Fred Wittaker and James Duryea.

At a special meeting the following set of resolutions were passed:

WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God in His infinite wisdom to call from our ranks our beloved and esteemed brother, Morris Bott; therefore, be it

Resolved, That we, the members of the Journeymen's Horseshoers' Union, Local No. 82, of Paterson, N. J., individually and as a body tender our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to his beloved wife and children, and

the ones who knew him best and will miss him most in their hour of sorrow and regret; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his wife and family, a copy be sent to our magazine and a copy be spread upon the minutes;

Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning and remain so for thirty days. HENRY AUER, FRED WITTAKER, THOMAS HOLLY,




Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

On the 27th of November last Local No. 254 was called on to mourn the death of Brother Thomas Mackay, who was accidentally killed at Kamloops, B. C. Brother Mackay was a native of Sutherlandshire, Scotland, and came to Vancouver about five years ago. He was of sterling and upright character and highly respected by all who knew him.

At a meeting of Local No. 254, I. U. of J. H., the following resolutions were adopted:

WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God in His infinite wisdom to take from our midst Brother Thomas Mackay; may He grant him everlasting peace and happiness; therefore be it

Resolved, That the members of the Journeymen Horseshoers' Union, Local No. 254, extend their sympathy to the bereaved parents; and be it

Resolved, That our charter be draped for thirty days and a copy of these resolutions be sent to the INTERNATIONAL HORSESHOERS' MAGAZINE, and a copy be spread on the minutes. JAMES CHRISTISON, ALEX. C. MCARTHUR.

JAMES DICKENS AND WIFE, Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

At a meeting held September 29, 1913, of the Journeymen Horseshoers' Union, Local No. 264, the following resolutions of condolence were adopted by the members:

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WHEREAS, It has seemed the will of the Almighty Controller of Mortal Transactions to remove from our midst the beloved son of our worthy brother member, James Dickens, and wife; therefore be it

Resolved, That we deplore the loss of our brother and wife with deep feelings of regret, softened only by the confident hope that his spirit is with those who, having fought the good fight here, are enjoying perfect happiness in a better world;

Resolved, That we tender to his father and mother and relatives our sincere condolence, and our earnest sympathy in their affliction;

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be tendered to the father and mother, and a copy be sent the JOURNEYMEN HORSESHOERS' UNION MAGAZINE.







Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

On Tuesday evening, December 30, Local Union No. 254 held their election of officers for the coming year. The following were chosen : President, James Christison, 812 Main street; vice-president, Richard Prior; financial secretary, Thomas McHugh, 1713 Fifth avenue, West; treasurer, James Teuinon; recording secretary, John Pietre; sergeant-atarms, Alex. Mackay. Our new president, Brother Christison, has held the most important offices of our local on previous occasions. His experience and advice will therefore be of great assistance to the officials under him. We are holding our second annual ball on Friday, January 30. If it is a success like the last one, we will be satisfied.

We still keep

on getting new members; we initiated two at our last meeting. The outlook for this local is good, as we have had very big attendances at our last few meetings. With best wishes and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to yourself and all the locals I remain,

Fraternally yours,

THOMAS MCHUGH, Fin. Sec'y. P. S. Our meetings are held now on the second and fourth Thursday in each month in the Labor Temple, Dansmuir street.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

The following officers were elected in Local No. 124 for the ensuing year; President, O. A. Brewer, 326 N. Belmont avenue; financial secretary, Wm. C. Baringer, 912 E. 56th street; recording secretary, Fred E. Roberts,

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Editor Horseshoers' Magazine: You will notice by the applications I keep sending in we have come to life down here and are up and hustling; we are gaining strength every meeting, and expect to keep the ball rolling.

We are striving to get the remainder of the boys in the local, so we will have the strength to raise the price of shoeing, thereby getting better conditions for the bosses as well as ourselves. We have carried several different plans before the bosses and its the same old story, some are willing and eager to cooperate with us, while others won't listen at all.

The enclosed agreement will partly explain our last step taken, and we have made some progress with it, enough to make things look a lot more encouraging. While it doesn't change conditions at the present, still we feel that we have gained a point, when we have gotten six out of nine of the best shops signed up, and one shop-the largest in town-discharged one man because he would not pay up, so the boss could live up to the agreement. All shops signed up are using the label, and we are starting a label advertising campaign. We are having shop cards made, also some cards denoting the fair shops from the unfair


We have a committee going before all the local unions in our city distributing these cards and asking their support. We have also gotten up a form letter we are going to send to all the horse owners, and following them up by a committee.

Brother Marshall, please let us know what you think of our plans, and help us, if possible. Sincerely and fraternally yours, W. C. JACKSON, Cor. Sec'y.


ATLANTA, GA., Dec. .. DEAR SIR-We desire to call your attention to the following firms doing horseshoeing work in the city of Atlanta under conditions fair to the journeymen horseshoers working for them. You know that satisfied employes do work better than those who are not. Every journeyman horseshoer working for these firms have served four years or more at the trade and are competent to do the very best work:

Jackson Shoeing Co., 53 Courtland St.
Bradley & Glad felter, 26 Gilmer St.

W. C. Arrington, 90 Walton St.

R. A. Cantrell, 107 Peters St.
Carnes & Carnes, 135 Marietta St.

P. H. Kirk, 697 Marietta St.

We believe you to be interested in the welfare of your fellow man, and willing to assist those making an effort to help themselves.

We ask you to patronize these firms, because the men who do the work are capable men, who take a pride in their work, and will see that you are satisfied with every job they do for you.

These firms are fair to the men working for them and this is assurance that they will be fair to you, and we trust that you will give them your patronage.

Thanking you in advance for your patronage, we are,

Yours to serve,


UNION No. 50.

W. A. SEARS, Pres.

W. C. JACKSON, Sec'y.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

Just a few lines from this far northwestern part of the country to let all the boys know that we are still here and doing something. On January 13 the following officers were

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our efforts have been crowned with success. Just a year ago we applied to our International for a charter. We set about our new under- taking with a vow to organize a hundred per cent organization. We have worked hard and diligently and can boast of the fact that at this time we are about ninety per cent organized.


Our working conditions are three dollars and a half for nine hours for five days of the week. We receive a half day off on Saturday with full pay. We also use the J. H. U. Label and have a big demand for same.

Just a few lines in regard to our Label: We, as union men, have tried earnestly to live up to the fullest meaning of the word. We have asked for the card and label of each and every individual organization; consequently, when our delegates attend the Federated Trades and Labor Council, they could ask and insist that the delegates take it back to their respective locals that the horseshoers insist that they demand the J. H. U. Label.

Our delegates have kept up a continual agitation for the J. H. U. Label, with the results that the label is in big demand. We are also proud of the fact that as the smallest organi

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zation in our city our delegates to the Federated Trades and Labor Council have held an office ever since we have been affiliated with the same. We are glad to say than San Diego is fast becoming acquainted with the fact that organized laboring men of this city will soon have a home of its own. We are about to build a labor temple which will cost one hundred thousand dollars. We will then have a home in every term the word may imply; one we cannot be ejected from in time of strife and trouble. I will also add that the labor movement in San Diego is progressing nicely. With best wishes for the coming year to all the brothers from Local No. 187 I remain, Yours fraternally,


TONY J. GRACIA, Sec'y Local No. 187.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

Charter and supplies received all O. K. We held a meeting Friday night, January 16, which was largely attended, at which time we held the election of officers for the new local union, as follows: Brother T. D. Scarborough, president; Brother J. L. Ward, vice-president; Brother Fred L. Storm, recording secretary; Brother Pete Todee, financial secretary-treasurer; also delegates to the Central Labor Council. The next meeting will be on the first Friday night in February. We hope to have every journeyman horseshoer in the city at that meeting. I am sure we will have a fine little union here, and I will render all the assistance in my power.

Thanking you for your prompt attention to charter, with kindest regards I remain, Fraternally,


Organizer for the A. F. of L.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

A few lines from Local No. 111 to let you know that we are still alive and in a prosperous condition. We lost one of our best members in John Huck, who has left the horseshoeing business and has gone into the saloon business in Newport, Ky., and all the members of No. 111 are wishing him success in his new venture. The officers elected for the year

1914 are as follows: President, Harry Deerwater; vice-president, Wm. O'Keefe; secretary-treasurer, Geo. Seibert; recording and corresponding secretary, Al. H. Hackman; sergeant-at-arms, Al. Trendle; trustees, Bob Trimbourne, Wm. Uhl. The installation of officers was conducted by Brother Fred Faust, who is one of the charter members of Local No. 111. Wishing you a bright and prosperous New Year and success to all the locals, I remain, Yours in unity,

Sec'y Local No. 111.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

The following were elected to office at our last meeting: President, Harry Dunlap, 543 Johnson St.; vice-president, Wm. J. McNeil; financial secretary, Albert J. Forester; recording secretary, James S. Gray; treasurer, Dennis J. Corbett; sergeant-at-arms, Henry Marchand; marshal, Wm. Clark; trustees,' John H. Woods, Wm. J. McNeil, John J. Mulcahy; conference board, John H. Woods, Fred J. Kelberer, Harry Dunlap, Allan McDowell, Albert J. Forester; delegates United Trades and Labor Council, D. J. Corbett, Harry Dunlap, Wm. J. McNeil.

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

I am sending you the names of William Gordon, George Taunton and Joseph Rogers and wish you would place them on the blacklist in the next number of the magazine, as they have been scabbing it in San Francisco. Fraternally yours, WILLIAM J. YOUNG, Fin. Sec'y.


Editor Horseshoers' Magazine:

I now take the pleasure to write a few words from Local No. 272. We have been quiet for a long time, but I hope that the brothers will make a little noise from now on and settle down to business. There is a snug little local here now of eleven members. Members of Local No. 272 wish to extend their best wishes to the International officials, viz, Secretary-Treasurer Marshall and Brother Organizer Homer Michelson, for the splendid

way they have gotten the boys to attend the meetings that put Local No. 272 on its feet once more; and also for the successful way they got the masters to sign up an agreement, and it is sure to be of great success to keep the brothers together. At our regular meeting, which was held the last Thursday in November, all the brothers and four new members attended the meeting. Brother R. S. Williams called the meeting to order, and with the assistance of Brother Michelson the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Samuel R. Roskelly; vice-president, William Kentley; corresponding and recording secretary, Albert J. Castle; financial secretarytreasurer, Robt. S. Williams; sergeant-at-arms, James Thornton. Brother Michelson installed them in their offices. Trusting you are well, and with best wishes to all other locals. Yours fraternally,

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