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The Trades Assembly of Denver and
Vlcinitymeets on the second and fourth Sun
days of each month.
J. R. Buchanan, President.
C. L. Merritt, Secretary, News office.
Montgomery Benevolent Assembly No.
1424 meets every Friday evening, at Knights
of Labor hall, at 7:30 o’clock.
Union Assembly No. 2327 meets every
Thursday evening at Knights of Labor
hall, 386 fiolladay, at 7:30 o’clock.
Barbers’ Benevolent Protective Associa
. tion meets every Tuesday at 9 p. m. at
Knights of Labor hall, 386 fiolladay Street.
J. Leonard, President
W. Newman, Secretary.
Typographical Union No. 49 meets on the
first Sunday of each month at Knights of
Pythias hall, at 2 o’clock p. m.
0. L. Smith, Financial Secretary.
F. P. Manik, Recording Secretary.
Tailors’ Protective Society meets on the
first Monday of each month, at Justice
Jeffries’ court room, at 7 o’clock p. m.
C. Puttkenmer, President.
T. Hamlin, Secretary.
Stonecutters Union meets every alternate
, Thursday, at Mitchell Guards’ hall, at 7:80
p. m.
Bakers Union meets on the first and third
Sundays of each month, at East Turner hall,
at 9:30 a.m. /
Iron Molders Union meets every alternate
Tuesday, at Knights of Labor hall, at 7:30
p. m. John Gilbert, Secretary,
Colorado Iron Works.
The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters
and Joiners meets on every alternate Tues
day at the Little Emma, comer Wynkoop
and Nineteenth streets.
We would be pleased to have the time and
place of meeting of all labor organizations
in the city, together with the names and ad
dresses of the secretaries, sent to us forpub
Cleveland now has fifteen local assem
San Francisco and Oakland has thir
teen local assemblies.
Best set of teeth S 8: try him; Dr. Drury,
dentist, Opera House block.
Eberhart’s foundry, at Portsmouth,
Ohio, is still closed to union men.
Best set of teeth $ 8: try him ; Dr. Drury,
dentist, Opera House block.
At Peoria, Illinois, the Dailv Freeman
has been declared a “struck office.”
Teeth extracted witnout pain ; goto him;
Dr. Drury, dentist. Opera House block.
Over seventeen hundred women work
ers are enrolled in the Rochester assem
Louisiana has 2,558 factories, working
30,081 hands, with a capital invested of
Albany, New York, reports in both
branches of the molding business as be
ing very dull.
Trade is very good among both ma
chinery and stbve molders in Jersey
city,'New Jersey.
Probably a convention of the Knights
of Labor of Michigan will be held in
Detroit in December.
A single ton of coal converted into
steam and operating machinery cah now
do the work of eight thousand men.
Six large cooper-shops are carried on
at Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the co-op
erative plan, with a capital of $500,000.
The striking window glass blowers of
lower town (Bellaire) will start a factory
of their own, and are looking for a sec
Forty printers in Rochester, New
York , are on a strike for a raise of a cent
thousand and more type. One office
only is affected.
Warwick, the candidate for lieutenant
governor of Ohio on the democratic
ticket, was defeated by the workingmen.
He employs ‘'scabs”at his coal mines.
The German Typographical union in
Evansville, Indiana, struck against the
Evansville Demokrat for an advance of
five cents per thousand and achieved a
The Independent Carpenters union,
of Cincinnati, has been disbanded, and
the funds have been turned over to the
Bethel. Thus all trouble in Porkopolis
is settled.
An ad-valorum duty on foreign labor
is advocated by the New r York Post, to
keep down European the
labor market here and to keep up the
tariff on foreign products.
The newest industry in Port Townsend,
Washington territory, is thatofsmug
- gling Chinamen into California at night.
Two ’longshoremen profess to have
cleared S9OO at the business last month.
The government of Great Britain has
again appointed three trades unionists as
factory inspectors. Their names are:
W. 3: Davis, W. Patterson and A Platts,
H the latter being an operative cotton spin
f ner of Oldham.
Perry & Co., of Albany, who employ
twelve hundred convicts making stoyes,
have issued a pamphlet and are distrib
uting it among the farmers of that state,
favoring the continuance of the convict
contract system.
Therivindow glass manufacturers have
been to England to try and get men to
come to this country, but they failed.
The Englishmen had heard of the treat-
ment the Belgians received here and
refused to come.
The stove molders in Amborse’s fac
tory, St. Louis, Missouri, have struck.
The wages were reduced twenty-five per
cent last January, and ten per cent more
in March. Upon a refusal to restore,
the men quit work.
After January 1,1884, the Knights of
Labor will have a permanent levy of five
cents per month in support of strikes and
lockouts- The money can only be used
by the consent of the executive board of
the general assembly.
The call for a labor convention to be
held in Philadelphia, January 12, next,
to form a labor party, is a fraud and em
anates from a New York clique of polit
ical strikers, with Denis Kearney to
back them.—The Carpenter.
The Cincinnati Unionist wants to
know why newspaper reporters don’t
join the Knights of Labor, and do some
thing to mitigate the wretchedness of
their condition? A movement of that
sort in St. Louis fell through.
The Miller Chain Works, of Akron,
Ohio, having attempted to reduce the
wages of employes ten per cent, the men
struck. The company also demanded
that the men dissolve their connection
with the Knights of Labor.
At the Burden Iron Works, Troy, New
York, 2,100 men are employed. The
works are turning out the usual amount
of work for the season. The Albany
and Rensselaer works are not running
full, but 1,500 men are employed,
The French printers held a convention
in Paris last August, in which sixty-two
unions were represented] having a mem
bership of six thousand, and $8,798 in
the treasury. A system of traveling
benefits was adopted 1 . The official organ
of the society is the Typographic Fran
caise, Paris.
The Pittsburg plumbers recently
turned the tables on the bosses in a neat
way. The men heard that the employ
ers were canvassing the question of re
ducing wages fifty cents per day, when
they immediately struck for fifty cents
advance. The plumbers are members of
the Knights of Labor.
Why do brothers so soon forget their
pledge? When they place their hands
over their hearts and agree not to carry
outside the assembly rooms anything
said or done, and then the next day go
to politicians and tell what some one
said about them, don’t they know that
they are doing a dastardly act? This
must be stopped.
A Tyrant—if He Could.
We are glad to see that the Irishmen
of Canada are not going asleep over the
introduction of the exterminator, Lans
downe, as their English-appointed gov
ernor. Like a thief in the night, he stole
in, guarded by the dock police, well
armed, and surrounded by spies and
human watch-dogs, and in the fashion of
the czar of Russia, he was sworn into
Lansdowne robbed and starved his
Kerry tenants at home. Like beasts of
burden, they carried the seaweed from
the beach up the steep cliffs to manure
their little patches of land ; and when,
by unremitting toil, they had turned
the wild heather spots into patches of
oats or wheat, be rewarded their indus
try by raising their rent, and by exter
minating them if they would not pay his
When a lifelong course of this weary
slave-driving, and an occasional wet sea
son, had changed the men to famished
skeletons, the English Lansdowne, lord
of Kerry, without any ceremony, packed
them off, huddled ten in one compart
ment, in the reeking hold of the emi
grant ship; to this country, and as one
large ward of the old New York Hospi
tal was altogether devoted to the Lans
downe “consignments,” it was named the
“Lansdowne Ward.”
The free-mijided, independent think
ing Canadians of Irish decent, or other
wise, display a praiseworthy spirit in
their cold reception of this man. To
what use is all the advance of civiliza
tion ; all the brave deeds done, and sac
rifices made by daring heroes, if men,
to-day, are frightened, cowardly beings,
who, when they are kicked and trodden
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on, will not turn ?
There is no doubt that Lansdowne
would not have got the nomination to
this nice sinecure, but that he had a high
character of fitness for the office. The
emigration scheme was on at the time,
and Canada, Manitoba and the wild
wastes surrounding it were the burial
places intended by the government for
the poor hunted victims of Ireland.
/But when the dumping first was noticed
m New York, the intelligence of the
city spoke out, anu while it had a w-el
come to all who voluntarily came to
make a living, it put a summary stop to
this little game of England’s. The Can
adian projected dumping then fell to the
ground, and Lansdowne, whose experi
ence as an Irish exterminator had been
put into requisition, found himself, like
Othello, with his occupation gone.
He now holds the position of governor
general of Canada, but with a doubtful
tenure, as he may be recalled on the
ground that the particular job for which
he was chosen has bursted; or he may
get so disgusted with the coolness of his
welcome that he may himself elect to
retire to England, or the son of some vic
tim of his or his father’s Irish policy
may him. The time for prank
playing and dancing on the people is
now over. A nod ought to be as good as
a wink to those in high station who
would wish to play the tyrant—United
Irishman. , _
Another Gone.
The first number of the Western
Workman was issued June 30, of the
present year; and two weexs ago it sus
pended. The following is the reason
given by that paper for its being brought
into existence; “Many leading spirits
in Chicago labor organizations have for
some months urged us to undertake the
publication of a creditable trade journal.
They promised us undivided moral and
financial support. We have finally con
sented. To-day the Western Workman
is bom.”
And now it is dead. A noble paper,
well conducted, showing work and abil
ity, and in four short months it must
succumb for want of that proper support
due it. No class of men receive lees
money and less thanks for the efforts
they put forth in behalf of the oppressed
than do editors of labor papors. The
Oppressed cry out for deliverance from
the hand of the oppressor, and when a
lending hand is given them to aid them
in throwing off this yoke of oppression
they see it go down for want of nourish
ment The workingmen will vet see the
day when they will cry out in all their
agony for the presence of these same
journals which have gone down for want
of their assistance. Workingmen seem
to think that the editor of a paper when
walking around (he knows not what for),
is having a good time, lives on the fat of
the land, and has what they term “a soft
thing.” For shame, workingmen, for
shame. —Cleveland Messenger.
To buy or not to buy,
That is the question.
Whether ’tis better to have
Last season’s suit
Repaired and dyed,
Or, to invest in brand new clothes
And sally forth like a gentleman.
To mend, to patch, ah, no!
For, by a little bushel work
To remedy the defects
In one’s apparel is a scheme of
Little worth.
For who wo’d care to grive and groan
Under the guise of ancient togs
Made over, when he
Might to the clothiers go
And for dollars few obtain
The latest and the beet,
’Tis poverty makes slovens
Of us all in high-priced times,
And makes us rather
Wear the clothes of old than
Others far more prime. «
But why disturb
The current of my thoughts; for garb
Correct and cheap is sold at Strauss’,
407 Larimer Street.
Wipe Out Blue-Bloodim.
“I’ve faced worse mobs and hung bet
ter men than you!” said Ben Butler, one
day last week, to the howling republican
mob that beset him on every side, and
the expression serves to give us an idea
of the savageness of the political fight
now going on in the home of Puritanism.
The “blue blood” mounts high in the
veins of the aristocratic lords of Beacon
Hill, and the manner in which they do
battle and exert themselves leaves us the
impression that really they are mortals
after all. They want “to rescue the gqod
name of the state,” they want to "wipe
out the disgrace of Butlerism in other
words they wish to cover up the nauseous
sores exhibited to the world by the only
man in Massachusetts that dare do it.
But they cannot. Humanity shudders
at the exhibition and applauds the phy
sician bold and skillful enough to ply
the scalpel and lay bare the corruption
that made merchandise of man—that
starved his body in life and debased his
covering in death.
No, Boston “blue bloodism” is on the
wrong track this time. There is but one
way to wipe out the disgrace brought
upon Massachusetts by the debasement
of her own manhood, and that is to decry
the horrible state of things brought to
light by Ben Butler’s Tewksbury poor
house investigation, to stamp the seal of
condemnation upon such acts of inhu
manity and place the penalty of ostra
cism upon the guilty ones or those who
abet such barbarities by striking at the
man who revealed them, who cast aside
the mockery of state pride for the higher
dignity of manhood. May Ben Butler
win against all the money of New York
and Massachusetts backed by the “cult
ure” of Boston, and may the traitors to
the human race be taught a lesson in the
coming election that others will remem
ber when they contemplate such crimes
in the future.—lrish World.
Revolution in Europe.
The Rev. Robert Laird Collier, for
merly of Chicago, but now a resident of
England, in a letter to a Chicago paper
not long ago says that England is panic
stricken. Dynamite, dynamite, dyna
mite everywhere. You have heard of
the arrests in Birmingham and London
of the men who have been manufactur
ing nitroglycerine, but you have not
heard across 4,000 miles of land and
water the echo of the feeling in England.
This feeling is very complex. The public
press suppresses this feeling, as it deems,
in the interest of social order. The
dominant conviction is that we are just
at the beginning of a European political
and social revolution. The old regime is
drawing to its close. It is given out
that never again will a crown be permit
ted to be placed upon a head in Europe.
Men who are sober and as prophetic as
was Isiah, as solemn and as pathetic as
was Jeremiah, call the world to order.
“Halt." All along the lines these men
are shouting "Halt! ”
Education, steam, electricity have in
-1 troduced man to man all over Europe.
1 Man is in solemn conclave. In London,
' in its streets its clubs, its galleries, among
! all sections of society, men are propound
’ ing questions in social statics that no
’ philosophy can answer, except just one:
Social revolution!
The wrongs of Ireland are venerable
* and heinous. As far back as 1842 a royal
* commission reported to Parliament in
1 favor of certain reforms in Irelrnd. Bill
1 after bill has for these forty years been
introduced looking to reformatory legis
lation, and they have either been de
l feated or dropped.
> Englishmen own Ireland. These few
- thousand land owners have up to now
l exacted every farthing of rent in good
t years and bad years, and have spent
s their money in England. Ireland has
r been villainously governed and socially
; I ill-used.
. I So to the end would Ireland have been
governed and ill-used had she not made
her voice heard in the land. Bat really
the Irish question, momentous as dyna
mite iB causing it to be, is but a small
factor in this getters! European revolu
The Ciar of Bosnia is the absolute
ruler of 85,000,000 souls. He keeps in
his winter palace 7,000 servants! He
and the imperial family of Russia absorb
an amount of wealth of these 85,000,000
souls almost beyond calculation and
beyond the knowledge of any of them.
But Russia is far away. Perhaps not so
far but that we shall hear the report of
more dynamite explosions there before
the imperial crown is placed upon
another head.
The Queen’s yearly grant of 300,000
pounds does not at all represent what
her majesty costs the nation. Her places,
her parks, her yatches and almost her
households are kept up at public expense
In the budget this year, it is reported,
there is actually a charge for a rat-catcher
for catching rats in the royal palace.
The nine children of the Queen have
enormous allowances rated upon the
people, and yet not one of them ever
crosses the Channel except at the ex
pense of the people. Royalties and
aristocracies are expensive ornaments,
and for the first time in modern Europe
people are asking if this wicked show is
much longer to be kept ud. Within a
gun’s shot of Buckingham Palace men
and women are dying—not figuratively,
but actually—of starvation. Yet any
member of royalty can cross the channel
any day of the week and the people
must pay for it to the tune of from 40 to
120 pounds.
These infinite disparities between these
royal princes and the millions of toiling,
suffering subjects are being not only seen
and felt, but resented. What redress
have the people? How can they make
themselves heard? Parliament is the
legislature of the rich, and men who op
pose these venerable wickednesses are
counted, as eccentric, as agitators, as
dangerous. Power never surrenders
power. This present ministry is called
liberal; is said to be the most radical
cabinet England has ever had. Yet not
one member of the cabinet —not Sir
Charles Dilke or Mr. Joseph Chamber
lain —dares to vote against wicked and
thieving appropriations to princes and
to endow newly-created peers.
There is no newspaper of influence in
Ljndon, if in England, that raises its
power against these legislative wrongs.
The tongues of the platform and the
press and the pulpit are bribed by social
Dynamite is horrible. Assassination
is hideous. These are ways that men are
making themselves beard. The press,
the platform, the pulpit are closed to
their cause.
The estimates of the army were never
in a time of peace, so large as in this
year’s budget, amounting to the sum of
17,000,000 pounds. The shipyards are
turning out war vessels costing the people
millions more, the millions ot people
are finding life an intolerable burden.
Their backs are bending and breaking
beneath their loads, and are whispering
their wrongs into the ears of sympa
thetic men who become frenaied, and are
speedily convarted into dynamite mon
sters and dastardly assassins.
One of Turgeneff's Stories.
Just before his recent, the Russian
Turgeneff put out some deep satirical
trifles. Here is one of them:
A? man with white hands claims
brotherhood with a knot of workmen.
“Impossible,” they rejoin; “your hands
are white, ours are brown. Ours smell
of tar; of what smell yours?”
“The devrl! they smell of iron.”
“Even so. I have been six years in
fetters for your sake.”
“Oh, so you would be a rebel, would
you ?”
Two years afterwards the workman
meets another, and hears that the man
with white hands is going to be hanged.
“What say you, Brother Dimitry, could
not one get a piece of the rope? They
say it is a lucky thing to have in the
“True, true Brother Peter; let us try.’
At the regular meeting of the Journey
men Tailors’ Protective Society held No
vember 6, the following resolutions
were passed:
Resolved, that L. Harrison, of 268
Seventeenth street, be stricken off the
list of fair shops and be placed on the
unfair list. That all union tailors be re
quested to keep away from that firm.
Resolved, that a copy of this resolu
tion be sent to the Trades Assembly
that they may strike his name off their
list of fair shops.
Resolved, that a copy of these resou
tions be sent to the Labor Enquirer for
•Mr. Editor In asking you to publish
i this I would like to say a few words in
i explanation. L. Harrison has at several
times objected and refused to pay the
scale of prices agreed upon by him when
he signed our constitution. A short time
■ since he discharged the union men em
. ployed by him and taking on non-union
, men to fill their places, at the same time
; stating that he would have no more
■ union men. We would therefore ask all
' that have the interest of the workmen
: at heart to effectually boycott L. Har
rison until he agrees to again employ
union men.
[ / Thomas Hamlin, Secretary.
Too Lato to Register.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hamlih were
presented with a bright little baby boy
on Tuesday. This is the first child b orn
to them in America, their others being
children of English birth. Mr. Hamlin
is a member of the Tailors’ Protective
society of this city and is also financial
secretary of the Trades Assembly. Thb
Enquirer joins with his fellow-workers
and many friends in congratulating him
and his good lady on their new treasure.
Tom says the visitor wasn’t registered, or
he would have voted the workingmen s
ticket. •
What the Sterling Champion of the
People Says in a Private
— 4,
My Dear Buchanan.
Ft. Collins, Nov. s.*—l have just re
ceived and read letter signed by your
self and friends in reference to the Chaf
fee announcement that I am to address
a public mass meeting to-night in Den
I am surprise that any of my friends
could be led to believe or even suspect
for a moment that I could be base enough
to be guilty of such damnable conduct.
It is true that I received a polite in
vitation to address the meeting—but I
did not deign a reply.
Last year my entire crop was destroyed
by hail and I was left penniless and in
debt Several prominent wire palling
republicans thought it was a good time
to offer me a bribe, and they did actually
offer me $5,000 if I would agree to obey
their dictates. This year the hail "has
destroyed three fourths of my crop and
I suppose they imagine I am reduced low
enough to take anything offered. They
have ndt sufficient money among ail
their millionaires to bribe me to say one
word in their favor.
Since leaving the republican party in
18781 have been belied and slandered
constantly. I was persecuted with the
utmost rigour, my wife and children left
without a roof to protect them, until I
managed to build a log shanty which I
bought on time for $5. I would not sur
render then, although the workers of the
state were not organived—and I am sure
lam not to be conquored now when I
have a shanty all my own for my family
and I can see my fellow laborers stand
ing shoulder to shoulder in the dawn of
organized victory. It is evident to me
that labor is gaining ground in Denver
when Chaffee and his minions resort to
such dodges to try to break our ranks.
Say for me always and atanv time that
I have enlisted for the war and that I
will be found, while life lasts, fighting to
the best of my ability against all who
oppose in any manner the olevation of
the laboring man.
I differ at times, in non-essentials with
men who are equally earnest, but my
platform is broad enough for all human
ity. I know no creed, fxo clime, no sect,
sex or race in my utopia.
I am opposed to kings, queens, land
lords and all their supporters—and I ad
vocate the education of the masses—not
the ABC business of to-day, but the
full and complete education of every
child at the expense of the state for the
good of society.
With respect to you and your friends
and with pride in your sterling manhood,
I remain, yours for humanity,
Joe Murray.
If the workingmen of New Jersey
permit Jonathan Dixon to be elected
governor, they deserve to be tarred and
feathered. Dixon is the man who, as
judge, imprisoned McDonnell, tiffs editor
of the Patterson Labor Standard, for
telling the truth .in his paper. Dixon
said he would not fine him, because the
people of Patterson would immediately
subscribe the amount. This vindictive
corporation tool should be buried under
the votes of the workingmen and farmers
of that state. If they do not squelch
Dixon they deserve to be slaves.—St.
Louis Union.
If Dixon were a candidate in Denver
he would be elected by an overwhelming
majority. The workingmen here love to
lick the hand that strikes them.
By Wire.
Pittsburg, November 7. —-The an
nouncement that the Lackawanna iron
mills has taken a contract for 60,000 tons
of steel rails, at $35 oer ton. occasioned
considerable talk among those interested
in the industry here. Thomas M. Car
negie, of Edgar Thompson & Co., Pitts
burg Bessemer mills, in an interview
said they could not manufacture rails at
that rate, and as the orders on hand
would not keep the mills running longer
than the first of January they would
probably be compelled to shut down by
the stopping ol the mills. At Home
stead and Braddock’s nearly five thou
sand men will be thrown out of employ
ment, and the coke trade materially in
terfered with.
London, November 7, —There was an
explosion at 8:30 this morning in the,
Moorefield colliery in Lancashire. There
were 110 miners in the colliery at the
time of the explosion, and after about
fifty of them had been rescued, some of
whom were badly hurt, the shaft became
blocked. Parties searching for missing
1 miners traversed a distance of ever
three-quarters of a mile before reaching
the scene of the explosion. Twenty
four bodies have been taken out of the
mine, and twenty-four await removal.
The latest accounts show that sixty-three
miners were killed.
Washington, November 7. —Senator
Miller, of California, has written a letter
to the secretary of state, complaining
1 that by the fraudulent practices of the
! Chinese officials, hundreds of Chinese
laborers are being landed in America as
teachers, students, merchants or others
desiring to travel in the United States.
Belgrade, November 7. — Four radicals
were arrested to-day in this city by or
der of the minister of war. The Banja
district is in a state of siege and the riots
; are spreading.
St. Petersburg, November 7. —at a
meeting of the Nihilists to-day, the
> moderate party prevailed, and the pro
■ posals of the terrorists in favor of vio
! lence were rejected.
[ Cincinnati, November 7. —A Times
i Star Steubenville, Ohio, special says the
1 miners went to work this morning ac
' cepting ten per cent reductions against
j which the miners have been standing
out for six months.
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Wholesale and retail dealer in
Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Etc.
He is Receiving Daily Hew Goods, Which He Will Sell as Low
as the Lowest. Gail and See Him and Examine
His Stock Before Purchasing.
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Of the Double Sewed
Clothing for Men, Youths,
Boys and • Children, Just
Received at q6B Fifteenth
Street. Call and See the
Styles. Rollins & Bond.
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meat makket,
Fresh Meats of All Kinds On Hand All Times. Try Him.
Are Invited to Examine the Elegant Assortment of

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