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THE LABOR ENQUIRER.
S6B Larimer street. J. R. BVCHANAH, Editor. W« will renew the times of truth and Jus- to a fair, free c<»mmonwealth Not rash equality, but equal rights. Entered at the Denver postofflce as second class matter. ' ; Th* Labor Enquirer 1i pubUahed every HAtnrdav It will be devote to the discus sion of ail subjects which tend to educate, elevate and advance the laboring classes. Subscription rates, *2.00 r d All communications must b« »dd™«eato The Labor Enquirer, 36H Larimer Street, Denver Colorado. The publisher of this paper hi °°AI, eß ?fhe slble for the opinions of contributors. Tne Shinns will always be opsn forthe _dlscui >- Son of all sides of the laboi questions of the day. Contributions always welcome^^^^^ OFF TO THE COAST. Only a few months have elapsed since the editor returned from the las* of sev eral extended trips which kept him awav from home and his duties on the paper a great deal —too much and he then resolved to stay at his work as much as possible for the next year, and to not leave nis post again unless the oc casion was urgent. I believe the excep tional circumstances at present exist, and I am off for the coast. I go to San Francisco to attend a con ference which I believe will be of great importance to the labor cause, not only in the west, but throughout the whole country. I do not think it necessary at this time to go into particulars upon the sub ject, but I hope to be able to soon send * a letter from San Francisco that will more fully- explain matters and be a source of gratification to all comrades ip the caise. I shall be gone (I think) be tween fifteen and twenty days. During mv abssence I hope all friends will try to do vhat they can to help the paper in all ways. The amounts of your sub scriptij .'8 will be needed now more than ordinarily and I desire to request and urge that you do what you can. Short letters of news will be very ac ceptable at this time, and I hope the friends will furnish all the matter they can for the coluo: ns during my absence. INCREASE OF THE ARMY. The Tribune-Republican, in its' usual puerile manner, when discussing tt e great questions of the day, condemns the course taken by Senators Bowen and Teller in voting against the Logan army bill. It is hardly credible, and yet it is a fact that this vehicle of capitalistic thought makes the mistake, always made by the few who possess money, when sneaking of the people. The people of Colorado are misrepresented, save this organ. Who are the people? My dear, purblind, infatuated hirelings of a venal press, will you ever learn that the people of a republic are its rank and file, and not a few moneyed men and pretentious aristocrats, until it is beaten into your heads with a club ? The people of Colorado are thankful to the senators named that they helped to kill the army bill, and that for many reasons. Nothing is more disgusting to a true republican or a true democrat than the sight of an aristocratic clique of laced and starched officers of an army who are fed and clothed at the public expense and who are a menace to the liberties of the people. A standing army is a reflection on the patriotism of the people, that should at all times be ready to respond to the call of duty, if justly governed. This country never need fear the danger of foreign invasion if the lov,e of country is not crushed out of its peo ple by the moneyed fe*n —but, if the few are determined to own all the country they must also expect to defend it in case of attack, and not expect to receive the aid of the people’s vote to raise an army. “Black Jack” will be remembered by the people for his attempt to increase the power of capital by purchasing the aid of further mercenary bodies, and they are very thankful that he showed his hand before the slate for the next presidential election is made up; he will now expire to the tune of “Good by John.” The r lea that Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona need regular, soldiers to protect their citizens from Indian at tacks may mislead some simple people in the east,but all western men know that fi*tv volunteers, who know the countr v can do more than a thousand mercenary troops who care fir nothing more than drawing their pav and rations. For the sake' of everything that is vener able dc not talk about increasing the army for the purpose of fighting Indians after the lamentable failure of fighting the few Apaches (twenty or thirty of them) in New Mexico. It is time for the people to arise and protest against the enormous expense connected with sending regular troops to fight Indians, when bodies of volunteers could be raised just when they are wanted, dis charged as soon as the work is accom plished and all expense at once stopped. Nine-tenths of the people of the coun try want no regular army and feel that the West Point institution for breeding and raising aristocratic officers should be abolished, and the army dudes there sent home to learn some honest calling. They also feel that the eagerness with which the money lords call on the army when their privileges are in danger is a menace to their liberties and a threat to the freedom of speech. The masses are awakiDg and it is safe to say that every politician and capitalistic paper that ad vocates an increase of the army will be marked aud condemned. It is all bosh about the relative sizes of the army at an earlier day and now. Now, men can be concentrated at a given point in a few hours where before it took days and weeks. Soldiers can be sent from the east to the west before a so-called mob can do ranch damage, as-witness Seattle and numerous other places. The idea that the sovereign states of this glorions Union are not able to take care of their | own domestic affairs,, but must hire for eign mercenaries to come over and help them, is both dangerous and vicious, and history—plenty of it—teaches that it re sults in the ruin of those who resort to such measures, If Pinkerton thugs and regular soldiers are to be massed at places wnere quarrels are in progress between capital and labor, what is to prevent labor from sending armed men also? If the present coarse is pursued, this will be the final result, and then, “lay on McDnff,” etc. THE STRIKE. The Southwestern strike it now ap pears is far from a settlement qn the way that Jay Gould would like it to termi nate. The animus of that autocrat and his satellites seems to be understood now by the most conservative of the leading Knights and friends of organ ized labor. The man must be blind in deed who has not seen from the first that Gould is Ditterly opposed to every kind of organization of the workers of the w' rid, and that the reason be lies tolerated them as long as he has- is be cause he could not help himself. Now that Powderly and Turner of the KDights, apparently are awake to the importance of the occasion, a more de termined stand will be taken by the Knights of Lrbor all through the coun try, and it is very probable that the strikers will receive aid and sympathy from every class of organized labor all over the land. The arrogant boast of Jay Gould, that he would down the Knights; the stub bornness of his lieutenant Hoxie, to gether with the snubs given to labor’s representatives, has aroused the coun try, and the most determined war that laDor has ever waged against capital during all history can be now confi dently expected, unless the robbers of the people cry, enmgh. The appeal of the Knights, directly interested, to the workers of the world has touched a responsive chord in the hearts of their fellows, and the war cry is now sounded down the line: “The Order to the Rescue.” It is quite probable, from the tone of late dispatches, that the engineers of the Gould system will be called out as the pressure brought to bear upon them is great, and the studious and more thoughtful of the Brotherhood see tne danger to their own organization that will ensue from a cowardly and unfeel ing neutrality. The lesson of the strike, let the end be what it may, will be—the pipes of the enemy will always be met by the sloean of the opposing braves. The Chicago Bovcotter says: “Boy cott the boxes of Maxwell Brothers, who by the introduction of machinery, drive honest labor to the wall.” The boycott is too valuable a weapon to waste in such actions as this. Ma chinery has come to stay. The business of the labor reformer is to njake'it useful to labor, not to prevent its introduction. Imagine a system where machinery lightens the labor of every one, then reflect how we should regard .a man who would abolish machinery. 'The thanks of ye editor are extended to Our Country, of New York, for a fine large steel engraving of Wendell Phillips. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. Two Surpri»e* Upon Wedding Anniyer •ariea of Well-Known Labor Cranks. THE STEELES. Last Saturday ma> ked the twenty- fifth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. John Steele, and a few of the many friends of these good people arranged a little surprise, after the manner of a “silver wedding.” A number of friends gathered, without previous notice to the host and hostess, at their residence, on Twelfth street, about 8 o’clock Saturday evening. The conspirators had previ ously arranged for a spread of refresh ments, the plans being periected while ‘SMother Steele” was kept away .Lorn the house by a deception. The surprising party brought with them an elegant set of silverspoons, engraved with an S. as their gift, and "Father Steeie” presented his good wife with a solid silver ring, in which was set a beautiful diamond. There was eating and drinking (coffee) and chatting until after 11 o’clock, when the party adjourned and the surprisere went home, wishing Mr. and Mrs. John Steele twice twenty-five years more of harmonious and affectionate companion ship, and as much of the good th ngs of life as they can obtain under present hard conditions. TUB I.ENNONS. Another very enjoyable surprise party was that given last Monday evening to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lennon, by their -brothers and sisters of 2327 and 3314 ; the occasion being the fift- enth (glass) anniversary of their marriage. The la dies of Hope assembly had arranged to surprise Sister Lennon and had pre pared not only a handsome present, in the form of an elegant stand lamp, but also carried with them a substantial re past, and early in the evening they wended their wav to the Lennon resi dence. Mrs. Lennon was at home but John was away, but he was soon found and brought h r me to face the music of merry tones voicing good wishes. About 9 o’clock JohD’s brothers of 2327 adjourned and proceeded en masse to join in the merry making; carrying with them alsoa token of their regard in the shape of six handsome volumes of the “Cyclopedia of Science.” Then fol lowed another surprise' and more hand shaking and pleasant wishes. Shortly after the arrival of the second delegation Brother J. R Buchanan made the pre sentation to Brother Lennon “for his arduous and faithful services in the labor cause.” John received the token of esteem with a few feeling words, in which he pledged anew his unceasing efforts in the Cause of Humanity. There were about fifty friends present | and after matters had quieted down a little, all partook of the good things that had been provided. Talking, singing and general enjoyment reigned until about half past eleven, when all took their leave with hearty wishes for “many happy returns,” and feeling that, besides passing a pleasant evening, a de served tribute had been paid to a couple who have ever been assidnous workers in the labor movement, and whose hands and hearts are always open to a fellow human. ADDRESS TO WORKINGMEN. The Knights of Three Large District Assemblies Address the Tollers of tlie World. The joint executive board of district assemblies 101, 93 and 17, met in St. Louis on the sixth and issued the foi low ing address, which, from its tone and spirit, leads The Enquirer to remark that the tenor of the (Jay Gould) asso ciated i ress dispatches during the last few days has been misleading : To the Workingmen of the World : Friends and Broth rs—Hear us, for we plead for our rights; men of equity, look upon us, for we struggle against the giants of wrong, mad with the frenzv of pride and self-adulation ; begotten as it is of success, of outrage and infamy. There stands before us the giant of aggre gated and incorporated wealth, every dollar of which is built upon blood, in justice and outrag?. That giant of cor rorate wealth has centralized its power and is impersonated bv an eager fiend who gloats as he grinds the life out of his fellow men and grimaces and dances as they writhe upon upon his instru ments of torture. 0, ye workingmen of America! who love your liberty and your native land ; ye great creators of wealth who stand as the foundation of all national good, look upon your brothers to-day. Gould, the giant fiend ; Gould, the money monarch, is dancing, as he claims, over the grave of our order ; over the ruin of our homes and the blight of our lives. Before him the world has smiled in beauty, but his wake is the graveyard of hopes, a cy clone’s path of devastation and death. Our stmng arms have grown weary in building a to ver of strength, and yet he bids us build on or die. Our young lives have grown grav too soon beneath the strain of our unre quited and constant toil; our loved ones at home are hollow-eyed and pale with this long and weary waiting for the bet ter days to come ; nay, more tha n • this, the graveyards are hiding his victims from our longing eyes. Brother workmen, this monster fiend has eompell-ed some of us to toil in the cold and rain for five and fifty cents a day. Others have been compelled to yield theif time time to him for seven teen and thirty-six weary hours for the pittance of nine hours’ pav. Others, who have dared to assert their manhood and rebel against his tyranny, are blacklisted and boycotted all over the land. He has made solemn compacts with the highest authority in our order and then basely refused to fulfill his pledge. He lives under and enjoys all the bene fits of a republican form of government, and yet he advocates and perpetuates the most debasing form of whiteslavery. He robs the rich and poor and high and low with a ruthless hand and then ap peals to the corrupt and purchased courts to help him take oar little homes away. He breaks our limbs and maims our bodies and then demands that we shall release him from every claim for dam ages or be blacklisted forever. He goes to our grocers and persuades them not to give us credit, because we refuse to be ground in his human mill. He turns upon us a horde of lawless thugs who shoot among our wives and children with deadly intent, and then he howls for government help, when he gets his pay in coin alike. Fellow-workmen, Jay Gould must be overthrown; bis giant power must be broken, or you and I must be slaves fo~- ever. The Knights of Labor alone have dared to be a David to his Gobath. The battle is not for to-day ; the battle is not for to-morrow ; but for the troop ing generations in the coming ages of the world ; for our children and our chil dren’s children. It is the great question of the age. Shall we in the coming ages be a nation of free men or & nation of slaves? The question must be decided how. The chains are already forged that are to bind us. Shall we await until they are riveted upon our limbs ? Nay ; God forbid. Workmen of the world, marshall yourselves upon the battlefield 1 Work men of every trade and and clime, on to the fray ! Gould and his monopolies must go down or your children must be slaves 1 Think of the little olive plants around your hearthstones that will be blighted by his curse! Think of the’ little home he is seeking to rob you of! Think of the wife from whose eyes he has wrung floods of tears, and from whose hearts he has tortured drops of blood ! Who can look calmly on his perfidy, his outrage, and his crime? for he has sought to incite felony among oar rank and file ;he has bought perfidy of vile men to entrap the unwary that he might stain our fair names and gloat over our misfortunes. Once for all fellow-work men, arouse ! let every hand that toils be lifted to Heaven and swear bv Him that liveth forever that these outrages must cease! Let every heart and brow be tamed toward our common foe, and let no man grow weary until, like G Hath, our giant is dead at our feet. Executive Boards D- A. 101,93, 17. The Law Porlonged. Berlin, April 5. —The reichstag has adopted the treaty between Germany and Zanzibar, ihe Bundesrath has ap proved the bill prolonging the anti-So ci&iist law for two years, as passed by the reichßtag. The Buffalo Shoe Company handle no convict labor make of shoes, knowingly. THE LABOR ENQUIRiiL THE ARRAIGNMENT OF POVERTY. BY C. H. MURRAY. In all the broad universe is there aught worse. Than the blighting effects of Poverty's curse? To feel that our fate is in full control Of the monster that withers the hopes of the soul. Oh, demon of discord, destroyer of peace, When will thy hate for humanity cease ? Thy reign has extended through thousands of years, While the graves of thy subjects were watered with tears. Thy record is sin since the dawning of time: E’en beauty itself you turn into crime ; Your shadow is sorrow, your presence is gloom, Your hope for the morrow, the mold of the tomb.- If there is a haunt where contagion mav breed, Thy form, cruel and gaunt, is sowing the seed, And famine stalks forth to follow thy trail, With death close behind, chill, clammy and pale. Your lips arrrbesmeared with the blood of the slain, You laughed when they feared and scoffed at their pain, You fastened your fangs on the neck of the fair, Unmoved by their pangs or the*fccries of despair. The tears of thy victims flow strong as a flood, As hunger consumes the strength of their blood, And the mother sits haggered with death in the night, Bemoaning her lost one struck down by your blight. Those who loved well you converted to doubt;— Like an agent of hell you follow a route O’er things that are sacred, and mark them with stain, And shrines that are holy you are swift to profane. Friendship succumbs to thy poisonous breath, And Love,—Oh God help us,—soon sickens to death; In bondage to thee what heart is secure, For what can be worthy In him who is poor ? His path is obscure; without sympathy blest The journey is toilsome;—no haven of rest Surrounded by .tenderness brings him re lease. Or quiets his heart with the solace of peace. Cursed ghost of foul hell, why follow our path! We have prayed long and well to escape from thy wrath; Thy touch it is cold, and we shiver with fear When defiant and bold thy specter draws near. Avaunt! thou grim gorgon with eyes glar-. ing red, Humanity shuns thee and clothes thee with dread;— For in all the broad universe naught can be worse Than the blighting effect of Poverty’s curse. St. Louis, April 6.—The general < xec utive board of the Knights of Labor have sent a telegram to Hon. A. G. tin saving that his resolution for the ap pointment of a committee to consider the present difficulties on the Gould Southwest system met with its hearty approval. They asked for its passage and the immediate presence of the com mittee. After the departure last night of Sec retary Turner, of the general executive board, for the principal strike centers on the Gould Southwest system, the re maining members of the committee an nounced the unanimous determination of the board of continuing the present strike until an arrangement can be en tered into with Mr. Hoxie restoring'all of the strikers to their former positions, with the exception only of those who have participated in acts of violence and the destruction of property since the strike began. The railway officials claim that the continuance of their regular business, which they say has now been fully re sumed, depends not in the least upon the actions of any labor organization, and the freight blockade has been per manently raised. They also claim that they have employed a sufficient number of new men to render (hem entirely in dependent of the Knights, and that the strike will come to naught. The members of the general executive board, however, state they were confident of the success of the strike, “for,” says Secretary Turner, “the roads cannot be operated without the Knights. The skilled and unskilled labor in the United State is controlled by our organ ization. The statement that the com pany is now carrying on its business is not true, and he reports that they are sending out so many trains are mislead ing. These are not trains, some of them are half trains, some are even composed of less than that number of cars, and some are empty cars, sent out to make a show.” St. Louis, April 7. —To-night forty Winchester rifles and thirty revolvers were sent over to the Burlington yards for use in an emergency. Sheriff Ropi quet returned to Belleville at night, and will have 400 deputies on hand to-mor row. The railroad managers have made up their minds to receive and forward freight at all hazards to-morrow. Sec retary Turner of the general executive board is in Philadelphia. Powderly says the strike is justified by reason of the cool way in which Mr. Hoxie received Messrs Turner and Bailer on Saturday last. Everything is quiet at Fort Worth. At Castleman Creek, near Waco, Texas, the conductor of a train bound for Waco saw masked men assembled on the track. They waited for the passenger train to pass the creek and then began tearing up and destroying the bridge. A posse from Waco are in pursuit and the Waco light infantry are held under arms for immediate service when called on. The engineers employed upon the railroads centering in East St. Louis de The Great Strike. cline to state the cause of Chief Arthur’s presence in this city, or its probable effect upon the extension of the strike to the other departments of the roads than those already involved. A promi nent member of the Knight • of Labor, however, when questioned as to whether the engineers would support the strikers, 3aid : “That is just what they are going to do, and you can depend upon it. Arthur, to be sure, is opposed to strikes, but such a pressure will be brought to bear that he cannot resist.” It is declared that the engineers on all the roads centering in East St Louis, except those on the coal and passenger trains, will go out to aid the Knights in their fight. The quiet state if affairs which has existed in East St Louis for the j ast week was suddenly broken to-dav by a riot A large crowd of strikers, number ing over 1,000 men, formed about noon at the relay depot and, headed by the leader? of the sinkers in that city, marched the Ohio and Mississippi depot, where a number of platform men were at work. No guard of police or deputy sheriffs have been stationed there, and the employes were easily forced from their positions. Thence the mob advanced upon the Vandalia yards. Here a few deputies were on dutv, who ordered the men back, but they refus >d and made a rush, bearing down the officers. Then they swarmed through the gates into the yards. From this place they marched to the Burlington yards, where a similar scene was en acted and all the em; loye< were forced out. The men then rushed on to the Chi cago and Alton yards, and upon arriving there, they were met bv a strong firce of deputy marshalls, armed with Winches ter repeating rifles. They ordered the mib back, and called jp- n them to dis perse. This the crowd refused to do, and upon attempting to rush through the gates, the marshalls brought their rifles to their shoulders and threatened to fire if the crowd advanced. This cooled their ardor somewhat and thev turned back none the less determined, however, that there should be no work done in that citv, while the Knights of Labor are on their strike. The deputies remained on guard at the Alton yards, fearing a second attack upon that point, while the strikers pro ceeded to the Cairo Short Line yards. Upon arriving there the mob found their way unobstructed, and by the same means that were employed at the other yards they forced the men who were at work ihere to leave their positions. The mob then dispersed, having accom plished their object, but not before call ing a meeting of all the strikers to take place at Flannegan’s hall, where resolu tions were adopted declaring that no one will be allowed to fill the strikers’ places. Adjutant-General Yance was a specta tor of the action of the mob in forcing the men who were employed in the East St. Louis railroad yards to quit work, and he has telegraphed the situa tion to the governor. Twenty of the firemen who were em ployed upon the engines of the Bridge and Tunnel company struck to-day in support of the Knights of Labor. This, unless others can be found to fill their positions, will stop the transfer of all freight and passenger trains over the bridge. Scranton, April 7.— Master Workman Powderly is able to attend to his cor respondence, and expects to be suffi ciently recovered to leave his home in a few days. Thanks to 3817. Mrs. M. Youngberg desires in this way to return thanks to the members of L. A. 3217, and other fiiends, for the kindness extended to her during the trying time of her husband’s illness and after his death, and also for the kind resolutions of respect to the memory of their late brother, John Youngberg, and sympathy for his widow recently passed by L. A. 3217. Mbs. M. Youngberg. Boycott Raised. The boycott which was issued against H. Schradsky, of this city, has been raised by the executive committee of district assembly 89, and Mr. Schradsky is now on an equal footing with other clothing dealers in the city. The terms of settlement are wisely kept secret by the parties interested, but The Enquirer can assure its readers that the conditions are entirely satisfactory to both sides, and Mr. S-hradsky will now keep his store closed on Sundays. Boycott all sto.es that keep open on Sunday. Those desiring special atten tion on the part of organized labor will be “advertised” shortly ENGLISH RULE IN INDIA. ll* Stronccat Supporter* the Intereated Industrie* of IHercantllt, NlllUrjr, and Missionary. Editor Labor Enquirer. T r . at all preachers of the gospel are not in sympathy with moneyed monop oly, Denver furnishes more than one noble example ; but that too many of them—as is natural to poor human nature —deport themselves in such a way as to please those w.io fill the pews and pay their salaries*, is to obvious to need proving. So inconsistent are these latter with the manger born, tramp living and thief-accompanied, dying Christ, that it excites no surprise or comment when the news dispatches of the daily press announce that one of New York’s most talented divines announces as his text, “Was Christ a Christian ?” No less startling than the question of the Rev. Heber Newton is the declara tion of Amarita Lai Roy, in the April number of the North American Review, that the strongest supporters of the En glish rale in India are the “three inter ested indnstri s, the mercantile, mili tary and missionary.” That the latter ■ hould be included in the list of snp _ ~ porters of the (judged bv its results) most oppressive system of government on which the sun has ever shone, is what might have been expected. The potato blight, with it- consequent fever and famine, largely helped reduce the population of Ireland from 8,000,000 to 5,000.000; but our accomplished Hin doo tells us that that the meiciless bur dens laid on the people of India have in the lasi twentv-five years, caused the deaths bv starvation, of more than 10,- 000 000 of people; and these figures are taken from official returns. A dollar’s worth of salt is made to produce a revenue to the government of from sls to S2O. So desperate became the straits of some that they “got out of bed at night tol ick in the dark” the salt found on the earth’s surface ; but this salt was ordered collected and de stroyed that, as the author o' serves, “the sacred rights of monopoly should not be infringed.” After enumerating the evils of this tax, to agriculture and many different branches of manufacture, no less than to the physical well being of the people, Amarita justly observes, “Satan in chains, broodini* vengeance in hell, could not have oncocted a scheme more effective to spread disas ter and confusion among G >d’s inno cents.” That the boasted “mission” of the En glish in India —at which Clive and Hast ings would have laughed—is proved to be a hypocritical, cruel and insulting pretense, is shown by the comparison which our pagan Hindoo draws between the treatment of the natives bv the ex isting native states and the Christian government of England; and here a lengthv extract becomes necessary in order to give your readers a sample of the evidence on which the statements of the writer are based. * In the native states "the peasantry are not in debt, nor are famines frequent, the reason being (let the readers of The Enquirer note tne fact well) that in India the landlord has always been the best possible one, namely, the state; but the English government has stepped in as a private corporation and absentee rack-renter. * * * Fallow and culti vated fields are charged the same in En glish territories, * * * while the native rule is, to assess fallow land on y ‘one-eighth as much as the cultivated. Unlike the native, the English govern ment taxes wells, sunk at the personal cost of the cultivator.” Native rulers “take payment in kind of from a fourth to a third of the pro duce for the year, whether good or bad ; the English collect in cash 40 per cent of the value of the crop, based on >he produce of a good year. If in arrears for rent, the native rulers charged no interest on the debt.” In native India “pastur° land is free but in English India, “a forest department has made grass and wood” only to be had bv pav ing iribute to the missionaries of civili zation ! As one of the most talented of Ameri can journalistic writers has described the dangerous cla ses of this country to be the product of our common high schools, so our Hindoo friend save that young India, the product of English schools, is a particularly unfortunate race. Thev represent a social anarchy, and conceal under their incoherent ut terances a deep discontent of mind that will shape the future of India more pow erfully than all the mock policies * * of ti e dull ruffians who, under tne name of‘statesmen,’ misrule the affairs of that country.” As Christ sat bpon the Mount of Olives and wept at the calamities which he saw approaching the city, and consid ering the temple as representing the hypocritical ecclesiasticism of His day, foretold that “not one stone should be left upon another,” is it not easy for one who will read the signs of the times to say that ano less a destructive agent than Titus, the Roman conqueror, is on the trail of the ecclesiastical mockery of the day, claiming Christ as its pattern. From India to Puget Sound Humanity appeals to a God of Justice against its pie tensions and practices. Zaccheus. The Painters. A committee from the Journeymen Painters’ Union of Denver, have been circulating a paper for signatures of the employing and contracting painters of the city. The object is to get all to agree to a uniform rate of wages, and a reduction in the hours of labor. The paper pledges the signers to pav $2.75 per day, the men to work nine hou s each day, excepting Saturdays, when they shall work eight hours. The men are to be paid price and a half for over time, and double price for Sundays. The union desires these rules to go into effect May 3, thus giving the bosses a month’s notice. London, April 6. —The home office will cease to offer rewards for the detection of criminals or pardons to accomplices who may make confessions, on the ground that the principle involved is wrong, and that experience shows that such a course almost invariably fails of its object. The celebrated stiff Hats from the Co-operatime Hat company just received at Clayton’s. Benefit Bail Local assembly 3218 ball of the eighth, held in the Mammoth rink, was a very enjoyable party. Rev. Myron W. Reed made a forty-five minute speech which was listened to with close attention during the whole time. He told his au dience that Socialism was occupying the minds of some of the most noted preachers of the day. He gave Webster’s definition of the word Socialism and re marked that if that was the true mean ing of the word then he wanted that kind of ism, and concluded by telling his hearers that the only thing that woald benefit the workers was Universal Co-Operation. About 300 couples took part in the grand march, ont of an as semblage of about 800. LOCAL LABOR ORGANIZATIONS. KNIGHTS OF LABOR. Notice! under this head are $5 per year In advance inn r—Cosmopolitan Assembly, No. 1005, I UUDof Leadvllle, meets every Wednes day evening at 7:30 o’clock, in Knights of Labor Hall, 125 East Sixth street. ■ a n A -Montgomery Benevolent Assembly | 4z4no 1421, meets every Friday evening at J. 8. Dreyfuss’ Hall, No. 379 Larimer street, Denver, at 7:30 o'clock. A cordial wel come extended to visitinE members, is/* «—Louisville Assembly, No. 1463, | *4-DO meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock, at School Hall. (% nn “T -Union (benevolent) Assembly, No. I 2327, meets every Monday evening at 7:30 o’clock, in McLelland hall, Lawrence street, near Fifteenth. Strangers in the city and other brothers and sisters are cordially Invited to attend. 09 911—Pi° neer Assembly. No. 2380, of Z 0 0 U butte City, Montana, meets every Monday evening at 8 o’clock, In Miners' Union New Hall, Travelling brothers always wel come nm n -r—Rocky Mountain Assembly, No, /4o I 2487, meets every Monday evening at 7:30, in Saint Johns' Hall, corner Nineteenth and Fergußipi streets, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Members oiother Locals always welcome, nn I *r—lnternational Assembly, No. 3217, OZ I I meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock, in Independent hall, corner of Santa Fe avenue and Bear street Denver, Colorado. n | q—Fidelity Assembly, No. 3218, meets 37 I o every Wednesday evening at 7;30 and fourth Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in McClelland hall, on Lawrence street, near Fif teenth, Denver. Members of other Locals always welcome. n n r c— Progressive Assembly, No. 3255, of ■jZ D oPueblo,meets every Saturday even ing, In Odd Fellows’ Hall. Corner Sixth and D.streets. nit p n—Dawn of Light Assembly, N 0.3256, OZ 0 oLaramie, Wyoming, meets every Thursday evening, at 7 o’clock, in Knights of Labor hall. Traveling members are always welcomed. nflii I —Advance Assembly, No. 3261,meets uZ D I every Saturday evening in Masonic Hall, corner Fourth and Cedar streets, Raw lins, Wyoming. Visiting members always welcome. nn I A —Hope Assembly, No. 3314, (female,) OO I 4meets every Thursday evening at 7-30, In Dreyfuss’ Hall, 379 Larimer street, Denver. Visiting brothers and sisters always welcome. 09 0 0 Assembly, No. 3338 0 O O O meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock, in K. of L. hall. Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory Members of the order are cordiall v invited to visit. 9919- North Platte Assembly, No. 3343 O J4O meets the tirst and third Wednesday evenings of each month at 7:30 o’clock, in Odd Fellows’ Hall, corner Spruce and Third streets, North Platte, Nebraska. Members of other Locals always welcome. n A f\ A—Eureka Assembly, No. 3402, Den £4Uzver, meets every Saturday night at 7;30 o’clock, in McLelland hall, corner Law rence and Fifteenth streets. Members of the order are invited to visit. n A l\ 9— Platte Valley Assembly, No. 3403, UT’U Oot Sterling, Colorado, meets the sec ond and fourth Mondays of each month at the School House In Knights of Pythias Hall, at 7 o’clock n. m. Visitors welome. n A A 7— Golden Assembly, No. 3447, meets o*l ‘I I every Monday evening at 7:30, In K. of P. Hall, on Washington avenue, Golden, Colorado. Members of other Locals always welcome. nA C 9—J. R. Buchanan Assembly, No. 3458 040 omects every Sunday evening at 7:30 in McFarlane’s Hall, Como, Colorado. Mem bers of other assemblies always welcome. 9 A C Q —Progress Assembly, No. 3468, meets 04UOevery Saturday evening, at 7:30 o’clock, In Odd Fellows’ hall. Carbon, Wyom ing. 9 A f| O— Stea< l fast Assemb 'y’No.3492, meets 9 ZFirst and Third Wednesday at 7:30 o’clock, in Reno hall, corner Holladay and Twenty-seventh streets, Denver. Members of the order invited to visit, nrn n— Sumner Assembly, No. 3508, meets OD UOevery Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock, in McLelland Hall, All brother and sister Kuights welcomed, nrn n—Ogden Assembly, No. 3533, meets O 0 u Oevery Thursday eveningatSo’clock, in Knights of Pythias hall, Main street, be tween Fourth and Fifth, Ogden, Utah. Visit ing brothers always welcome, npnn —Justice Assembly No. 3639, meets uOOv/every Sunday evening, in Dreyfuss hall, 379 Larimer street, Denver. Clerks and salesmen desirous of joining this assembly can obtain Information at this office. OCylO _Lewlß Assembly. No. 3642, meets O D4Zevery Tuesday evening, at 7:30 o’clock, at 557 Downing avenue. •3CAQ— Foody Assembly No. 3648 meets O u4oevery Tuesday evening at Dreyfuss’ hall, 379 Larimer street, Denver, Colo. 9 7 I A —Local Assembly No. 3714, meets at Oil 48 o’clock every Tuesday evening, in McClellan’s hall, corner Lawrence and Fif teenth streets, Denver. Members of the order are Invited to attend. TRADES ASSEMBLY. The Trades Assembly of Denver aDd Vicin ity meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, in Police 1 ourt room, City hall,, at 2 o’clock. A. MENCHE,President. T. HAMLIN, Secretary. TYPOGRAPHICAL. Typographical Union, No. 49, meets on tbe first Sunaay of each month in Police Court Room, City Hall, ai 2 o’clock p. m. O. L. SMALLWOOD, Rec. and Cor. Sec’y. W. H. MONTGOMERY, Fin. Sec. Collier & Cleveland’s office. TAILORS. The Tailors’ Protective Society, of Denver meets in Judge Jeffries’ court room, a \ o’clock p. m., on the first Monday of each month. FRED WEIDER, President. T. HAMLIN, Sec.. 291 16th street Room 58 Skinner Block. CARPENTERS. Carpenteft’Union, No. 55, of the Brother hood of America, meets every Saturday evening at Euclid Hall. All good Carpenters are Invited to Join. JAMES D. MACDONALD, President. THOMAS MUIRHEAD, Rec. Sec. FRANK BAYER, State Organizer. E. E. RICE, Cor. and Fin. Secetary, 23 Colfax avenue. IRON MOI.DKRB. liqn Molders’ Union, meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Iteno Hall. Twenty-Beventh and Holladay, at 7:30 p. m. J. J. SMITH Cor. Sec., 1015 Holladay street. PLASTERERS’ UNION. The Plasterers’ Union, of Denver, meets every Monday evening at 7:30 o’clock, in St. Joseph’s Temperance Hall, corner Fifteenth and Stout streets. HARRY COLE, President. CHARLES M. McOABE, Secretary. Address, 160 East 18th street. BRICKLAYERS. Bricklayers’ Internationa Union, No. 1, ol Colorado, meets the second and fourth Mon day evenings in each month, at No. 379 Larl merstreet, Denver, Colorado. JAMES COOK, Sec’y. M. SULLIVAN, 1028 Blake Street. President. Mill SHE. COR. 12th ARD LARIMER. NEW SPRING STOCK JUST RECEITED. McENERY & EGAN. GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS. / Shoes and Hats.