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V 0L. 1. 'MONROE, LA., TUESDAY, " Y,.. , 1886, NOS".m52
G. IW. t eCittllE. Editor.
YV. . "rI.,lE., IPublislher ana
Hlow the Matter Itasds at Different
Crlf1rc.t, M ty --The h,ox makers
have recnsid.red their former de
elsion to refuse to go to work yeater.
clay ,fternoon iat the hall at the corner
of E'ghte, ulth street and Centre avenue
resolved to remain out still longer.
The Irouble seemn to be Ithat the box
tumkers tire unable to' work through
the operations of he mill hands, and
ai the fitder hav& -ji'od to continue
the strike, lumnbe A t 1 have to be
qorved ' lb the r" ers 'by non
unionists. : d'ta alkers have
therefyre r t until the
lumber can be brought to them
untainted by the touch of "'scab
A large number of foundrymen" held
an eight.hour -meetit last evening.
Raporle were calleT for from every
shopin the county. They showed that
twenty-three men bad ylelded to the
demand for eight shops and will pay
for eight hours work, giving, double
pay for extra time. Three of these
shops hive agreed to pay for nine
hours work. Five firms have refused
-"to adopt the eight.hour day and two
of them have shut down indefinitely.
The following preamble and resolu
tLons were adopted:
Whereas, we conider it injudicious
to burden the eight-hour. question
with the wage question, believing tlht
the wage question will regulate Itseut
in the near future. Therefore,
Reaolved, that in all cases where it 'p
proposed to give eight hours' work
with pay for eight hours we reco
mend that the proposition be accepted.
It was estimated Sunday night that
40,000 of the 225,000 wageworkers of
Chicago have already profited by the
eight hours movement. About 65,000
are supposed to be out on a strike
yesterday morning. In many instances
where large bodies of men are solidl
fled under a trade'movement long
strikes are threatened if the present
attitude of the employes is main
tained. The movement has not yet
been attended by any violence.
LOUIVILLE, May 4.-One hundred
and fifty workmen at the Davis furni.,
ture manufactory struck yester day
-wrning bcctuse their employer would
sixthccede to their demands for the
Lodge, our system. By agreement all
It the Bniture manufacturers will close
o'clock .1i morrow rather than put the
Lodge was ropatem in operation. They
180, with a mefl' 1
the entire State. Sinc1 4.--A very gen
tave been 2174 new here yesterday
dand consequently I ur demands of
in this State 3,100 metn hod carriers,
rs, painters, :
,ston last week, the 70th 1 numbering
state was organized. 0 e demandes
or Sheppard's report sh in some
order is in a flourslebing roking to
rs. No i.
dist obpnn e oq the peace, and none
thbreiweae Il talsty !rte hkr. ,
PIrriUUG, P., May 4.-4trlres wte
inaugurated yesterday morning by
stone masons, carpenter gad plaster
ers for a reduction from ten to nine
hours a day. About 1,800 men in all
quit work. The laborers at the court
house tb the number of 40 and 22
journeymen bakers in two shops also
struck yestetday for a decrease in
hours, The-number of men in this
city nowengaged ia the movement is
estimated at 8,500.
The Strike on the Gould System De
ST. Louts, May 4.--Lte on last
Saturday night Mr. J." W. Haynes,
Mr. Win. IH. Ba1ley add Mr. Barry,
members of the executive board of the
Knights of Labor, met the congression
at committee informally and the
meeting led to the happy result of the
Knights declaring the strike off,
which is fully explained in the follow
ing correspondence, which look place:
ST. LoUIs, Mo,, May, 3 1886.-To
the General Executive Board of the
Knights of Labor of America: The
testimony taken by the CongressIonal
investigating committee show conclu
sively that very serious losses to cqmm
mereial agricultural and other luter
ests of the entire country have result
ed from the labor troub e upon the
lines of railroads belonging to the
Southwestern system of railroads in
the State of Illinois, Missouri, Kan
sas and 1'exas, and that by reason of
said trouble a large number of persons
not directly connected therewith have
been thrown out of employment. Un
willing at this time to express any
opinion in regard to the causes which
produced this condition of affairs to
indicate where the blame lies for
its continuance; animated solely by a
desire to render all assistance in our
power in an endeavor to restore pence
and individual happiness and commer.
clal prosperity to citizens of this coun
try,oiad particularly of the five States
40dI~~bot, we do hereby respect
At ti .t earnestly request you at
-tl' . and citizens having the
kti- ' .tri, people at heart to advise
a ptoer official channels a dis
1.outýahee of the strike on the rail.
road heletnbefore mentioned and to
leave the question whether employes
or officers of the corporation were justi
fIable, to our decision, that public
opinion may be witheld until the cone
gresslonal committee under investiga.
lion shall have completed its work,
Fueliog assured that compliance with
this request will merit for your board
and( for those who may act in confor
mity with your council the approba
tion of the people of the United States
we remain your obedient servants,
A. G. CURTIN,
J. H. OUTHWAITE,
W. H. CRAIN,
A. X. PARKER,
J. W. STEWART.
Wm. a. MILLER, Proprietor.
Families supplied with bread made of the
met flour. Cakesof every kind kept, for
ale, or made to order.
FRUITS, CONFECTIONS, &e.,
gept in stook and will be sold at the lowest
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;.IJ : A.uz ,! S 4 f 1$ 2
! pionl. atli .
GENERAL MARKDGW" °""
STOCK YET COMPLETI;ER ..,
dletermned to CLSE Uhis entire Stfok,
FALL' AND WINTER ilOOD
regardless of COST or VALUE.
Cash purchasers are offered Bar sins never hafore be i h "
This Great Closing-out ale will comuiefc oOn Jaonh"
7th, and will Continue Far Thirty Days Only.'
The attention of the LADIE, to an Elegant Line of
GRAND ST., MAIONROE LA.
SUK YBLETT BROS.
DEALER IN T
HARDWARU, BLACK SMITH' & MACHINIST '
Tools, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Iron, Steel, Wagon
Timbers, Belting, Guns, Pistols Sporting Goods and
House furnishing Hardware.
detiriune d to OLSE Uhii ent-re.Sto.k... " ..'.'.. .-- -
H. D. K ING.
No. 7reat Closing-ort, Monroe Louisiana.
Daler in Dry Goods, Groceries, lothosirng, Hats, Blots, Shoes, Hardware,
Saddlery and Plantated. on Spples Etc. Etc.
()TTIIAND ST., MOR OE. LA.
- DEALER IN -
Cholicse Family Groceres, Wines, Liquors, Cigar, Tobaece Genera
Housessorted Mrfuhniie. Hardare.
No 7DeSiard Street, onroe Louisiana .