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VOL. 36.—N0. 15.
Socialist Wilshire Takes Ad
vanced Ground.
The Workingmen Are Too
Modest in Their Demands.
A Large Socialistic Labor Demonstra-
tion in New York.
Many Strikes Inaugurated Throughout
the Country—The Eight-Hour Move
ment Not General.
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, May 1. —Small armies of
men, marching to the tune of the Mar
sellaise and other aits, carrying red flags
and transparencies, the latter denounc
ing all monopolies, approached Union
Square tonight from various directions,
to participate in a great eight-hour labor
demonstration, under the auspices of
the Central Labor Federation and the
Socialistic Labor party. Many thous
and people congregated about various
stands. The main speakers' stand was
at Cottage plaza, on Seventeenth street.
Here English speakers talked, while
speeches were delivered in German and
Hebrew from stands on Broadway und
Fourth avenue. Shortly after 8 o'clock,
the meeting was called to order by Lu
cien Laniel.
After local speakers had addressed
the crowd a long preamble and series of
denunciatory resolutions were read at
the main stand. The features of this
deliverance were the endorsement of
the demands of the Paris convention ;
demands for consolidation against capi
tal; statutory establishment of the
eight-hour day; resort to violence to
attain the ends desired, and allegiance
to the Socialistic party.
After the resolutions were read, H.
G. Wilshire, a wealthy Socialist from
Los Angeles, California, addressed the
meeting. He predicted that agitation
for an eight-hour law was only a fore
runner to the demand that four hours
should be considered a day's labor.
The resolutions were adopted with a
whoop, and the affair at the main stand
was over.
On Hrondway and Fourth avenue were
trucks tilled with Socialist speakers,
who addressed the crowds in various
tongues. Among the speakers was E.
Wissmann, of San Francisco.
The Eight-Hour Movement Far From
Being; General.
New Orleans,-May I.—There was no
labor demonstration here today. On
tho Ist of April the employees of the
sash and door manufacturers went out
on a strike because the mill owners
would not exclude non-union men, and
there is not at present any indication
of weakening on either side. Ten days
ago every branch of the building trades
joined in the support of the ooeratives,
and virtually put a stop to all building
business for the time being.
Boston, May 1. —An agreement has
been entered into by the Master Build
ers' association and the Stone Masons'
union that settles the wages and hours
for stone masons during '91. A nine
hour day is the basis.
Memphis, Term., May I.—The union
painters inaugurated a strike today for
eight hours and more wages. Other
wise there was no labor demonstration
in this city.
Scottdale, Pa., May I.—Numerous
evictions were matle today, but no
trouble occurred.
Indianapolis, May I.—Two thousand
miners in Clay county went out last
night, and today 1000 of them held a
meeting at Brazil. Secretary Russell
received a letter from State President
Comiskev, asking that men return to
work. The committee conferred with
the operators, but no agreement was
Philadelphia, May I.—The relation
between capital and labor in this city is
one of peace and mutual good under
Portland, Maine, May 1. —The hod
carriers and brick - layers' tenders
throughout the city struck today for an
advance in wages.
Cleveland, May I.—Five hundred
carpenters quit work at Youngstown,
Ohio, today, because the contractors re
fused to recognize the other unions in
the building trades.
Columbus, Ohio, May I.—The miners
and operators of Ohio adjusted their
differences on the basis of seventy cents
for mining in the Hocking valley, and a
nine-hour labor day. The scale for ma
chine mining is left open for future ad
justment. No strike or trouble is an
ticipated in the Ohio fields for the next
Oskaloosa, lowa, May 1. —The execu
tive committee of the lowa district of
United Mine workers, after a lengthy
secret session, today, issued the follow
ing order:
"TO the Miners of lowa.
"Your executive board has ordered
you out for the establishment of an
eight-hour work day, and you will re
main out until further orders from said
The communications from national
headquarters brought only advice to
postpone the strike, not instructions to
do so. lowa is thus acting independent
ly in the matter.
The houses at shaft No. 7 were de
stroyed this morning by fire, un
doubtedly oi incendiary origin. The
loss is heavy. Attempts were also made
to destroy other property. The mines
are now all closed, but the majority of
the miners, it is reported, will soon re
sume work.
Deb Moines, lowa, May I.—All the
miners in this vicinity struck today in
obedience to an order from the state ex
ecutive board. About ten thousand
miners in the state will be affected by
the order.
Spring Valley, 111., May I.—All the
miners in Huh district stopped work to
day. Neither miners or operators have
proposed a basis of settlement for the
coming year, and both seem inclined to
St. Louis, May I.—The architectural
iron workers, 360 m number, went out
for an eight-hoar day and an advance in
wages. The marble cutters struck for
an advance and eight hours. Team
owners, 500 strong, asked for $4 per day
and got it. Other organizations will de
cide tomorrow whether or not to strike.
Pittsburg, May 1. —The slate roofers
of this district have joined the carpen
ters. Some twenty small firms have al
ready conceded eight hours and thirty
five cents per hour to the carpenters,
but they don't belong to the builders'
exchange. The president of the latter
organisation says the contractors pro
pose to make it a perfect freeze out.
Old Hutch Found.
P>anbville, Ind., May 1. — B. P.
Hutchinson, the missing board of trade
man of Chicago, has been fonnd here by
the police.
After spending the day here quietly,
in company with a detective, no re
straint being put upon him, Hutchinson
left this evening for Chicago. His ac
tions here would not lead one to believe
him of unsound mind.
Terre Haute, Ind., May 1. —Hutch-
inson, the veteran Chicago speculator,
left the train here tonight, and declined
to go further. He put up at a hotel
Thought They Were Attacked.
West Newton, Pa., May I.—An emi
grant train carrying 100 Hungarians to
the coke plants, collided with a light
engine tonight, Fireman Stewart being
fatally injured, and several other men
seriously. A terrible panic prevailed
among the Hungarians, who imagined
they had been attacked by strikers.
A Grand Banquet at the Palace Hotel.
The President Very Happy in His Re
marks on the Golden State.
San Francisco, May 1. —A banquet
given at the Palace hotel tonight, in
honor of President Harrison, was the
closing feature of the president's visit to
this city, and was conducted on a most
elaborate scale. Over 250 guests were
present. The floral decorations were
beautiful, roses being the principal
flower used. On the table at which
the president sat, was a bank ot roses
three feet wide, extending the whole
length of the table. The menu cards
were very artistic. Some of the most
prominent citizens of the state attended
the banquet. General W. H. L. Barnes
presided and made the address in which
lie introduced President Harrison. The
president delivered the principal speech
of the evening and retired at the con
clusion of his address. Postmaster-
General Wanamaker and Secretary Rusk
also Bpoke.
The president said in part: "When
the Queen of Sheba visited the court oi
Solomon and saw its spleudors, ahe was
compelled to testify that the half had
not been told her. Undoubtedly the
emissaries of Solomon's court who had
penetrated to her distant territory,
found themselves in a like situation to
that which attends Californians when
they travel east; they are afraid
too much" to . put to test
the credulity of their hearera, and as a
gentleman of your state said to me, it
has resultedina prevailing indisposition
among Californians, not at all because
Californians are unfriendly to the truth,
but solely out of compassion to their
hearers, they address themselves to the
capacity of those who hear them, and
takinir warning by the fate of the man
who told a sovereign of the Indies that
he had seen water so solid
that it could be walked upon,
they do not carry their best stories
away from home. It has been, much as
I have heard of California, a brilliant
disillusion to me and to those who have
journeyed with me. The half had not
been told of the productiveness of your
valleys, of the blooming orchards, of the
gardens laden with flowers. We have
seen and been entertained. Our path
way has been strewn with flowers. We,
have been surprised, when we were in a
region of orchards and roses, to be
suddenly pulled up at a station and
asked to address some remarks to a
pyramid of pig tin. The products of
the mine, rare and exceptional, have
been added to the products of the field,
until the impression has been made
upon my mind that if any new wants
should be developed in the arts—pos
sibly if any want should be developed in
statesmanship, or any vacancies in office,
we have a safe reservoir that can be
drawn upon ad libitum."
The rest of the president's address
was in line with his speech at Galves
ton, dwelling principally on the desire
of the administration to restore the
American merchant marine by means of
reciprocity in trade and subsidized
ships. He also spoke heartily in favor
of the completion of the Nicaragua
canal, as an American water-way, short
ening the distance between the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts.
A Receiver for the St. Louis and Sen
Franelseo Asked for.
St. Louis, May 1.- A petition asking
for the appointment of a receiver for the
St. Louis and San Francisco railroad
company, was filed in the United Statee
court today, by Hitchcock & Finkelberg,
representing eastern stockholders. The
complaints set forth that the Atchison
and the St. Louis, Kansas City and
Colorado are competitors of the 'Frisco,
yet they are owned and controlled by
the same men, which is contrary to the
Missouri statutes; that the Atchison
claims a large indebtedness from the
'Frisco, whereas the complainants be
lieve a true accounting would show
the reverse; that to secure more
complete control of the road
by acquiring a greater amount
of preferred stock, the directors propose
to lßsue $50,000,000 additional preferred
stock, and an equal amount of bonds.
The petition also asks that the officers
of the 'Frisco be restrained from giving
the Santa Fe any bonds, and from pay
ing the alleged indebtedness. Judge
Thayer fixed May 13th for the hearing,
and the hearing which was to have been
held May 6th, to take action on the bond
proposition, has been adjourned. The
Atchison owns 200,000 of the 264,593
shareß of the 'Frisco stock. General At
torney Kenna, of the 'Frisco, says the
complainants own leas than one per
cent, of the entire capital stock, and
about one per cent, of the.first preferred
The Universal Strike Move
ment Hangs Fire.
Workingmen Not Disposed to
Make Trouble.
May-Day Passed Quietly Except in
Italy and France.
Serious Blots In Lyons and Other French
Cities—Considerable Bloodshed In
Borne and Florence-
Associated Press Dlsoatches.
London, May I.—lnnumerable tele
grams from all parts of Europe show
that while there was a general ferment,
the workingmen nowhere showed a dis
position to cause trouble or the loss of
the sympathy of the public, by illegal
manifestations. Neither have the pre
dictions of a universal strike been ful
filled. The anarchists eagerly seized the
chance to air their doctrines, with the
added zest of a possible scuffle with the
authorities, and the outbreaks recorded
were invariably due to their erfoits, and
would have been more effectual but for
the police and military preparations.
The London carpenters and joiners
commenced a strike tonight.
Germany has been very quiet. The
meetings were only sparsely attended.
In Austria and Hungary the day was
taken up with merry holiday diver
sions. At Beks the military were
called upon to quell a socialist riot, and
several persons were wounded. The
demonstration held on the Prater in
Vienna, was smaller than in 1890.
In Holland there was no cessation of
In Brussels, this evening, 10,000 men
marched in a procession, but no dis
order occurred.
Paris, today, was even freer of traffic
than on last May day. The paraders
appeared to take delight in goading the
police to charge them. After the Place
De La Concorde was cleared, at 7 o'clock
in the evening, no further incidents
were reported.
The City at the Mercy of a Howling Mob.
Exciting Scenes.
Lyons, May I.—A number of very ex
citing scenes were witnessed in this
city today. The first disturbance oc
curred when a big crowd of workmen,
followed by large numbers of women
and children, and bearing red cards
containing various sentiments, attempt
ed to hold a procession. The authori
ties had decided to prevent any march
ing, and as the men refused to disperse,
the police charged. The men made a
desperate resistance, and a general
melee followed, in which sev
eral policemen were seriously wound
ed. A body of cavalry was des
patched to the place, and the
workmen were unable to withstand the
combined attack. A number of ar
rests were made, and several of the
prisoners were found to be heavily
Subsequently the mob marched to the
cemetery, headed by men carrying
black and red flags. The visit was for
the purpose of holding a demonstration
over the graves of iormer rioters. The
authorities were again compelled to ap
peal to the military, and again were the
war horses ridden down upon the peo
ple. The mobjobstinately resisted. Show
ers of stones and other missiles were
hurled at the soldiers, several of whom
were seriously injured before they at
last succeeded" in clearing the burying
ground of the mob.
Upon being driven from the cemetery
the crowd again formed a procession
and marched back to the city, defiantly
denouncing the authorities and singing
La Carmagnole, in a grand chorus.
The rioters undaunted by two defeats,
no sooner reached the city than they
made an attack upon the police, and
broke through the cordon. Again the
soldiers charged and the crowd was
forced to beat a retreat.
The righting caused the greatest alarm
among the people of the city, and the
excitement intensifies as each hour
passes. The police are utterly powerless
to control the howling mob, who, em
boldened by this fact, have become
more defiant than ever, and the author
ities have been compelled to summon
additional reinforcements of soldiers.
The rioters have cut the telephone
and telegraph wires,and are holding up
roarious meetings at their headquarters,
where anarchist speakers ■ are vocifer
ously and wildly haranguing their hear
ers, and inciting the already maddened
men to commit further acts of violence.
A dense crowd surrounds the Labar ex
change, which building the soldiers
have cleared of all persons at the point
of bayonets. The military are taking
every precaution to subdue the mob,
and have brought cannon to the place
for the purpose of intimidating them.
Later.—A mass meeting of workmen
was held tonight, on the principal
square of the city. Becomingdisorderly,
the cuirassiers again charged. Several
persons were injured. Ten soldiers and
policemen were injured during the day.
Fifty persons were arrested.
Anarchists Incite the Mob to Attack the
Police and Soldiers.
Eome, May 1. —A meeting of working
men took place this afternoon, near the
church of San Giovanni. There were
five members of the chamber of depu
ties present, and an anarchist speaking
violently, urged the assembled men to
attack the police. The speaker's words
so excited the hearers, that a mob
stoned the troops stationed in the
neighborhood. Some of the rioters
hurled stones at the troops from the
windows of houses. The gendarmes
then fired upon the rioters, and the
cavalry charged. At the same time the
infantry soldiers, near the scene of the
riot, were ordered to storm the houses
from which stones were thrown. A ter
rible uproar followed. When matters
calmed down, it was found that e>ignor
Barzilai, a member of the deputies,
Signor Caprani, a socialist leader, and
twenty-five others had been seriously
wounded. One man was killed
outright by the gendarmes' tire,
and a gendarme was stabbed to death by
the rioters. During the cavalry charge
•everal troopers were thrown and
trampled on by their comrades' horsef.
Later on another sharp conflict oc
curred between the soldiers and the
mob in Victor Emanuel square. Several
persons were injured and a trooper
Minister Nicotera, replying to ques
tions in the chamber of deputies, said
there were 3000 anarchists among those
present at the workmen's demonstra
tion; that the public forces had been
attacked with revolvers and stones, and
therefore the demonstration was sup
The riots in Florence were slight in
character, and provoked by anarchists.
From the latest reports from other
cities, it is learned that May day was
generally observed in a tranquil manner
throughout Italy.
But Many Arrests Were Made Before
Order Was Established.
Paris, May 1. —Everything was quiet
this morning, and there were no out
ward signs that this state of affairs
would be disturbed in the course of the
day. Troops of cavalry patrolled the
streets in the socialist quarters last
night, and in addition many infantry
regiments were held under arms. The
police were not idle either. They have
arrested about 300 anarchists, socialists
and other persons coming under the
category of "dangerouß characters."
These men will be held as prisoners un
til all signs of danger have passed, in
order to prevent them from inciting
About noon there was a scene of
great excitement in the vicinity of the
Rue Berry. The cause of the tumult
was a loud explosion, which broke the
windows all around the locality men
tioned. The streets were deserted at
the time, and nobody was injuied. No
one seems to be able to explain the mo
tive lot the explosion, which is said to
have been caused by a bomb or dyna
mite cartridges.
A mob threatened the police at Cichy,
and gendarmes started out. The mob
then took refuge in a wine shop, and a
fierce battle followed. The mob was
largely composed of anarchists, who
used revolvers freely. Four policemen
were fatally wounded.
While Minister of the Interior Con
stans was driving from the chamber
home, today, a mob made such threaten
ing demonstrations that the police were
obliged to rescue him.
At midnight all is quiet in Paris.
During the course of the day. Floquet,
president of the chamber of deputies, as
sured a deputation of men employed in
Various positions upon the railroads,
that they had his sympathy and sup
port in the efforts being made to briug
about a reduction of the working hours.
Noisy Workingmen Dispersed by Sol
diers After Serious Slaughter.
Kobmies, France, May I.—One-half of
'the workmen here have attended to
their duties today. The remainder ab
stained from work and were very noisy,
marching about the streets singing,
shouting, etc. A mob of 4000 had a col
lision with the gendarmes, and many
arrests were made. The mob attacked
the prison, this evening, in an attempt to
rescue their imprisoned comrades, and
wounded two soldiers. The troops im
mediately opened fire and three men
fell dead. The mob then fled.
Later—There was a bloody collision
between miners and the police, in
which seven persons were killed and
twelve wounded.
Marseilles, May 1. —This evening, in
a collision occurring between the police
and a crowd of roughs, several were in
jured and many arrests made.
Riotins; In Florence.
Florence, May 1. —4:30 p. m. —A
crowd composed of about one thousand
workingmen met this afternoon on the
Plaza Savanorola. During the progress
of the meeting, a speaker made a most
violent and incendiary address, calling
upon the workingmen present to
plunder the houses of the wealthy
classes. The police arrested the man
who was making these remarks. A tu
mult followed, and the workingmen be
gan to handle the police roughly in an
attempt to rescue the prisoner. Finally
two troops of cavalry charged upon the
rioters, causing the latter to retire. As
the rioters retreated down the neighbor
ing streets, they broke store windows
right and left along the route of their
flight. Several of the most prominent
in the disturbance were arrested. The
stores throughout Florence have been
closed for fear there might be further
A 1 ramp's Gory Crime.
Winchester, Ohio, May I.—Oliver
Morgan, living in this county, was
found dead in his house, having been
shot through the heart. The room was
smeared with blood, showing a desperate
struggle had taken place. A strange
man, apparently a tramp, giving his
name as Charley McKinney, has been
accused of the horrible crime. When
arrested he was found to have two fresh
cuts or scratches on his face, and a
bloody handkerchief was found in his
German Socialists Quiet.
Berlin, May I.—The majority of the
people here were either peacefully at
work this morning, or preparing for a
day of holiday-making. There seemed
to be no possibility of disturbance. Re
ports were received here from the pro
vinces of a similar character. The So
cialist papers, referring to May-day,
indicate that the Socialists will post
pone their celebration of Labor day
until Sunday next.
Ex-Treasurers Sued.
Chicago, May 1. —Suits were begun
today against ex-County Treasurers
Davis and Seipp, to recover sums re
ceived by them as interest on the
county funds, while they occupied office.
General Davis is now di rector-general of
the world's fair. No specific sum is
mentioned in the bills.
Bobbed His Employers.
Chicago, May 1. —Edward W. Grant,
western agent of the carriage house of
Manville & Co., New Haven, Conn.,
was arrested tonight, charged with hav
ing stolen from $9000 to $15,000 from his
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