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VOL XL. NO. 162.
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PAKE WAS PLACID.
May Day in the Anarchichal
COLD STEEL EXILES THE MEEET CITY
o You wear Socks?
All Procession and Ont-Door Meetings
Prohibited Half a Million Working
men and Their Wives Meet at Hyde
Park, London A "Bed" Orator Rough
ly Bandied Trouble at Liege and Sev
eral Bombs Exploded Quiet at All tha
' Knrepean Capitals Small Gatherings
at Mew York and Chicago.
PARIS, May Sl Yesterday was a pleas
ant day, and the gay Parisians seemed to
try to forget the dangers supposed to en
compass them. The boulevards and parks
were crowded and the patronage of restau
rants and cafes was exceptionally large.
Women and children walked nn terrified in
the streets. The churches were full, and
the strain of apprehension seemed tempor
arily to have relaxed. In the barracks, at
the police stations, and in the districts
around the public buildings, however,
thousands of armed men stood ready from
1 o'clock in the morning to march out at a
moment's notice and shoot to kill. All
day squads of cavalry and mounted police
clattered through the streets to the relief
of the troops on guard before daybreak,
and occasionally the heavy tread of in
fantry reminded the promenaders that
both services in the garrison had been
mobilized against expected dangers.
Workingmen Met Indoors.
Every public building was garrisoned
with fifty or sixty infantry with ball car
tridges in their rifles. Outside sentinels
at intervals of ten yards patrolled the
street. No civilian was allowed to ap
proach within 100 yards of any national or
municipal building. All who wished to
go by were obliged to go round, and no
body demurred, as the sentinels were
known to be under strict instructions to
shoot upon slight violation of orders. No
attempt was made by workingmen to hold
street processions or outdoor meetings.
They held several monster indoor meet
ings, with a total attendance of 100,000 or
more, and at least an equal number were
turned away from the overcrowded halls.
Motley Gathering at Ilellevllle.
The principal meeting was in the Salle
Favie at Belleville. All the socialist
orators were present at this meeting, and
most of the members of the different
labor "groups" sat in the audience, while
their representatives crowded the plat
form. There were about 75 "groups" or
organizations represented, and it was a
motley crowd from every part of under
class Paris and Its suburbs. The speeches
were fiery and often incendiary. Rava
chol was deified by one speaker amid
hisses and cheers. In general, however,
the socialists had matters their own way
to the exclusion of the anarchists.
Demanded a General Divide.
The rich were denounced as robbers who
must be deprived of their plunder.
Demands were made that the bourgeoisie
should be compelled to give up bouses and
land to be divided among the poor. The
bourgeoisie were denounced also as
cowards and thieves, and one speaker said
the first thing the socialists would do
when they should have elected the majori
ty of parliment would be to seize all the
factories and set the owners to shovelling
coal for the engines. There was a heated
debate over resolutions to the effect that
the laborer owned the earth and all he
helped it to produce, but the resolution
eventually went through.
SLIGHT CRUSH AT LONDON.
Half a Million People In Hyde Park
Dynamite at Woolwich.
London, May 2. This city saw yester
day the greatest labor demonstration in
its history. The weather was bright, and
from early morning numberless proces
sions of labor unions and socialistic socie
ties thronged tbr streets in the vicinity
of Hyde park. All the men brought oat
their wives and children. Almost every
organization had a band with it, and at
noon the din and confusion -became ter
rific at the park entrances.although every
body was good-natured, and at 6 o'clock
the police around the park had made ar
rests only for drunkenness and disorderly
conduct in isolated cases. Speeches were
made at innumerable points in the crowd by
John Burns and other leaders, all being in
favor of agitation for the eight-hour day.
They Bounced the Anarchist.
By 5 p. m. there were 500,000 people in
the park, and everything was orderly ex
cept at one point, where the anarchists
held a meeting. An anarchist speaking in
broken German shouted at the close of his
speech: "You are worse than slaves, worse
than African slaves. You let your employ
era suck your blood and seduce yoar wives
and daughters." The crowd began to yell,
and a navvy near the platform caught the
anarchist by the leg and pulled him to the
ground. There the anarchist was hustled
around and pulled and pushed until his
coat, waistcoat, and shirt were gone. Then
he was thrown out from the outskirts of
the meeting and disappeared.
Other meetings were held as follows, all
orderly: Manchester, 25,000 persons; Brad
ford, 10,000; Glasgow, 25,000. The tenor of
all the speeches and resolutions was polit
ical action in behalf of the working-man.
One Significant Incident.
But one incident of the day betrayed the
dangerous undercurrent of the demonstra
tions. Shortly after noon a sentinel in
the Woolwich arsenal discovered at the
ent ance of the gun factory a bag contain
ing eight canisters loaded with dynamite,
gun cotton and cartridges. No fuse was
attached to the canisters, but a detonator
was found at the bottom of the bag. The
plot was undoubtedly to destroy Eng
land's greatest arsenal although thereby'
17,000 men would have been thrown out of
employment. The police, although ex
ceeding reticent, acknowledged that the
dynamite must have been placed by an
arsenal workman, as the presence of a
stranger wonld have been remarked by
No Dynamite la the Outfit.
At Scotland Yard it is denied that the
bag at the door of the Woolwich gun fac
tory was filled witn canisters of dyna
mite. The detectives say that the bag con
tained only gunpowder which was stolen
from the Maxim Ammunition comnanv.
They do not believe mere was a tKuamue
Women Parade at Vienna.
VIENNA, May 2. There were no proces
sions here yesterday, but several open air
meetings. As the weather was wet the
meetings were not large. The moderate
socialists held assemblies in every district
yesterday morning, and in the afternoon
bell a mass meeting in the Prater. Reso
lutions in favor of reforms in taxation,
military matters, etc, were passed. No an
archistic talk was indulged in. About 400
women paraded to show, as they said, by
their gaunt appearance what overwork
was doing for them.
IT WAS VERY LIVELY AT LIEGE.
A Charge by the Militia and Explosion
of Several Bombs.
Liege, May 2. This city was panic
Vriken last evening and collisions between
the crowds of workingmen and the na
tional militia were occurring hourly. The
day passed without disorder and no
attempt was made to hold meetings, but
after sundown the streets were filled with
workingmen, some intoxicated but most
of them sober and orderly. A body of
militia, in marching out to relieve a com
pany on guard near the city hall, came up
on a crowd of workingmen and tried to
Somebody Lets Oft a Bomb,
Instantly there were cries of "Down
with the police." "Kill the hirelings" and
"Long live anarchy." The milita charged
and dispersed the crowd, but hardly a
minute later an explosion was heard and
the air was filled with splint -red glass. A
bomb had been set off in front of a shop
about fifty yards off. The pavement was
shattered and all the windows of nearby
building were blown out. Nobody was
injured. Within ten minutes two more
bombs were exploded in the same district.
The damage was trivial but the excite
People and Police Tarn Out
Half of the city was in the streets. Bod
ies of mounted police and militia were
marching from one district to another to
reinforce the guards at threatened points.
Fifty arrests were made. Crowds gathered
on all the corners and refused to be dis
persed. Several conspicuous anarchists
hurried from corner to corner exhorting
the workingmen to stow their strength
by fighting .he conflict at once. Three of
these men weie arrested, but enough kept
at work to do inestimable harm.
More of tbe Dynamite Devilry.
Bombs were exploded last evening at the
residence of Senator Baron Selys and his
son Jjongchamp. The doors were blowd
in and furniture and glassware through
out the house were broken. Nobody was
injured. An explosion under the wall of
the church of St. Martin shattered a
famous memorial window near the altar
and brought down part of the carved stone
from the root The shock was terrifie and
it is said that no fewer than twelve pounds
of dynamite were used. Windows for 200
yards were smashed to pieces. Dynamite
cartridges and fuses were found in several
AT ROME AND OTHER PLACES.
The Iron Hand Makes Outbreaks Too
Risky an Amusement.
Rome, May This city was quiet yes
terday. Every public building was almost
surrounded by policemen or military.
Bodies of infantry and cavalry passed
through the streets all day. Most of the
large houses were closed, as their owners
have gone to the country, leaving armed
watchmen to guard them. Few persons
of the wealthier classes were seen in the
streets. At the indoor meetings several
violent speeches against the government
were made, but there was no effort at dis
order outside. At sundown the forces on
guard at the dynamite depots were
streugehened. Official telegrams which
were bulletind announce that no disturb
ances took place in other Italian cities.
Berlin was Fairly Peaceful.
BERLIN, May 2. Most of the trouble
here yesterday was caused by a revolu
tionary song printed by Der Sozialist. The
metre of the lines is adapted to the Mar
seillaies, and and the title is the "The
German Workingmen's Marseillaies."
The refrain of the song is:
"Bis dahin kampf und kreig den freiheitsfeln
den, Krieg durch und voran trotz acht und bann.
Heil, nnser ist der sieg."
This son was sung in every sooial demo
cratic meeting in the city and at the pic
nics in the suburbs and caused a number of
arrests, but the day was cold and rainy
and there was no disturbances worth
Reports from French Towns.
Pabis, May 2. Reports of the situation
during yesterday at the different centers
of danger have been received, of which the
following is a synopsis: Roubaix the bay
onet kept order; no outside meetings, bat
several large indoor gatherings. Mar
seilles One Spanish anarchist arrested for
talking too much; no outdoor meetings.
Everything quiet. Lyons Cavalry and
infantry paraded the streets all day. No
disturbance. Toulon Five anarchists ar
rested for talking blood; all armed with
revolvers and knives.
The Widow was Wealthy.
Brussels, May a All was quiet here
yesterday. No attempt was made to hold
an open air demonstration. A dispatch
from Houde.an-Geogaies, in Hanaut, says
that a bomb was exploded yesterday after
noon on the steps of the Widow Rowland's
bouse. The house was damaged badly
but nobody was injured. Mme. Rowland
is wealthy. Otherwise there was no mo
tive for the attempt on her life.
The Queen Drove Abroad.
Madrid, May 2. The queen drove
through the principal streets of the city
yesterday. There was no disturbance.
The garrsion was ready for action all day,
but special efforts were made to keep t lie
streets clear of military so as to off r no
provocation to anarchists.
Settled tbe Milling IV age Scale.
Pitts BL'liO, May 2. At a meeting of to.,
operators and representatives of the tn.u
era held in this city Saturday an amiculn
agreement was signed which settles ti,
wage scale and precludes amy trouble li
the ensuing year, dating from May 1. '1 ,
price for mining is fixed at 79 ceufei pert,
over 1-incb screen, and C5 cents over J
inch screen. Wages iu other departnu
of mining coal were slightly changed. .
STRUGGLING AGAINST FATE.
The Chicago Club Beaten on Its Owa
Grounds by Philadelphia.
Chicago, May 2. Now is the winter of
the discontent of the Windy City base ball
crank, for in spit of "Anse's" rabbit's foot
there appears no hope that the Colts can
climb out of the slough into which they
have falleni The club was beaten Satur
day by the Philadelphia experts, and
doesn't seem to be able to release its grip
on tenth place. Besides this the woe is
the more poignant from the fact that Sat
urday's game rendered up to the home
club nothing but a goose egg, while Phila
delphia had five nice healthy runs to boast
of. But why dwell on the fallen mighty.
Let us to the cold hard facts as presented
by the League record:
KATIOKAL LEAGUE. Won.
Cleveland a 7
New York 8
St. Louis 3
Kansas City 7
St. Paul 3
ILI.Isoih-iowa. Won. Lost. Perct.
Terre Haute 1
Rock Island -Moline 0
Bock ford 0
Scores Saturday and Yesterday.
Following are the League scores
Saturday: At Chicago Philadelphia 5,
Chicago 0; at St. Louis Boston 8, St.
Lous S; at Louisville Brooklyn 10, Louis
ville 2; at Pittsburg Baltimore 1. Pitts
burg 13; at Cleveland New York 5, Cleve
land 4; at Cincinnati Washington 2, Cin
cinnate 7. (Sunday) At St. Ixui
Washington 4, St. Louis 6; at Cincinnati
Cleveland 9, Cincinnati 12; at Louisville
Baltimore 2. Louisville 11.
Western: At Kansas City Milwaukee 3,
Kansas City 8: at Omaha Indianapolis 8,
Omaha 1& (Sunday) At Omaba Indian
apolis 1, Omaba 4; at Kansas City Mil
waukee 10, Kansas City 4; at St. Paul
Columbus 3, SL Pau 10; (second game)
Columbus 12, St. Paul 5.
Illinois-Indiana: At Joliet Rockford
2, Joliet 9; at Peoria Rock Island Moline
12, Peoria 18; at Evansviile Terre Haute
6, Evansviile 10; at Jacksonville Quincy
8, Jacksonville 0. (Sunday) At Terre
Haute Rock 4sland-Moline 8, Terra
Haute 0; at Evansviile Joliet 3, Evans
viile 1; rain stolid game at Peoria In
fifth inning 1 UBn favor of Peoria.
Spring MeeSg at St. Louis.
' St. Loris May fc-The first day's
racing of the JocsJub spring meeting
resulted in the following winners: Ratal
pa; mile, 1.19V; Falstaff, J mile, OSl;
Helter Skelter, mile. l:WJf; Rowmont,
&H furlongs, 1:12V: Rav S, 6J" furlongs,
1;25.V; St. Leo, mile, 1:16..
NOT MUCH SHOW AT CHiCAGO.
About S.OOO Men March Two Red Flags
Chicago, May 2. The May Day demon
stration in this city was peaceful through
out. By far the larger number of those
who turned out were spectators, only
about 5,01)0 men taking part in parade.
The only incident of note was the seizure
by the police of two red flags, and the ar
rest of the bearers. There was no show of
resistance, although the police were well
prepared for such an emergency, about
1,500 officers, most of them in citizens'
clothes, being distributed along the line
of march. ' The speaking at tbe meetings
on the lake front was listened to by largo
crowds, but expressions of approval were
Kothlng Imposing at New York.
New York, May 2. The May Day dem
onstration of the Social Labor party and
members of societies belonging to the Cen
tral Labor federation was not an imposing
affair. There was a parade of a few hun
dred men carrying red banners and a meet
ing in Union square, whereabout 8,000
people listened to very mild speeches about
Might Have Carried off tbe Kaiser.
BERLIN, May 2. A robbers' den, deeply
dug in the earth and well concealed from
casual observation, has Jbeen discovered in
the Grunewald forest, a neighborhood
where the kaiser often walks and rides.
Two inmates of the retreat were captured
and proved to be robbers well-known to
tbs police. While the prisoner were be
ing conveyed to Berlin on of them
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