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To let — A whole town ! It's an aston
ishing fact. Or you can buy the town for
a song. It isn't far from San Francisco;
Read about it in •
The Sunday Gall
VOLU^IE Cn.— NO. 95.
Union Labor Makes Greatest Showing in History of the City
Vice President Fairbanks Is Star at National Irrigation Congress
BLOODY RIOTS
MAR LABOR
DAY
Police Battle With
Crowds in Lower
Market Street
Nine Are Hurt and One
May Die From Wounds
Bullets Fly When
Gar Starts Too
Police Captain Stands
Off Clamoring Hordes
The most serious and most dis
graceful : labor disturbances that
San Francisco has suffered since
the rioting of May last, at the be
ginning of the streetcar strike, oc
curred " yesterday in and near
lower Market street, at the end
of the building trades council
.piarade. Nine men were more or
less in jured— one of them so badly
that he probably will die — and a
number were arrested.
But for somebody's blunder in
starting a Sutter street car while
the streets were still jammed by
marching unionists and people
watching the parade the rioting
would nctt have taken place; but for
the sharp and severe action of the po
lice and for Captain .M. J. Conboy's
courage and coolness the consequences
would have been far more, disastrous.
l>ate last, night the list of those in
jured in the rioting stood thus:
J. J. Peterson, member of local 31.
bridge and structural Iron workers. 611
Waller street; shot In thigh and groin,
bullet thought to have penetrated the
stomach. Inflicting a dangerous end
-probably fatal wound. Was taken to
the German hospital.
' William Bowman, structural Iron
worker, member of local 31, _ slfot In
right thigh; taken to the German hos
pital; wound serious, but not fatal.
S. J. Duhrsen, nonunion motorman,
Flit in forehead and behind left ear by
flying: rocks; aevere lacerations and
bruises.
- . 1L C. Caston. motorman, slightly cut
about head and face. '
J. W. Hale, Inspector United Rail
roads, 144 Tremont street, superficial
fracture of the skull; wound, though
serious. Is not' necessarily - fatal.
Patrolman Webb, bruised about the
Body with flying rocks. ,
Patrolman Peter Whelan, hurt on
wrist wlille holding off' rock throwing
mob in Sutter street. -
Mounted OfScer J. Speck, lacerations
of face and possible fracture of the
skull; Is at the central emergency hos
pital, being held for observation.
• A. Cole of Burllngame, fractured
\u25a0 \u25a0 - .
nose. '
The two riots, the first that ever
\u25a0marred a Labor day celebration in San
Francisco, came late in the forenoon.
Both threatened to get beyond police
control, and tn one of them • two non
union streetcar men were In immediate
peril of a m«b that numbered [ thou
sands. Captain Conboy with his men
at the harbor police station held off the
angry crowd at that place, while a few
minutes later Patrolman "Pete" Whe
lan, one of the oldest men in the de
partment, single handed stood off, In
\u25a0Sutter street near Sansomc, a mad
dened mob which was trying to get at
Conductor Watklns and" Motorman
Duhrsen, who were thought to have
ehot J. J. Peterson, a structural Iron
worker, a few minutes before. A riot
call brought reinforcements to Patrol
man Wlielan's sJde.-after he had fought
for nearly half an hour with clubbed
revolver and fist. The promptness arid
efficiency of'the police- at all 'points of
stress, in driving back the crowds,' put
an early end to the trouble.
It had been understood ttat the cars
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The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE TEMPORARY 86
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3. 1907
WEATHER CONDITIONS
YESTEEDAY— CIoudy; maximum temperature,
78; minimum, 56.'
FORECAST FOR TODAY— Cloudy, posslblr
showers; light frect wind. Pa«e-13
NEWS BY TELEGRAPH
EASTERN
GoTernment plans almost entire rpconstrne
tlon of . Panama railroad to avoid digging tcn
nels or building " bridges owr canal. Page 5
TV. R. Hearst In epeecta at Norfolk lauds Dis
trict Attorney Langdon, ,In marked contrast \u25a0to
bis bitter opposition toward him In San - Fran
cUco. \ P»go 1
FOREIGN \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0
Antwerp strikers start wild, rioting by stoning
etrlke • breakers/ looting granaries and wrecking
freight engines of steamers. - F&ge 6
COAST
Dr. J. T. Kitchlngs, demented physician, for
merly of Oakland board of health, sets flre to
houses and barns near Stockton. Page 3
Opening of. national irrigation congress in
Sacramento 1* .marked ; by enthusiastic greetings
to Vice President Fairbanks, large, attendance
of delegates and spectators ' and speeches . bj
many of the leading men of the westeia
states. * " Page 1
'Insane with . jealoosy, son of Ontario rancher
shoots his «weetheart in j the back as she rides
with riral and tills himself. Page 6
Irrigation congress will disease land grabbing
problem, as. much acreage Is passing Into con
trol of property sharks. Pago 9
Dog save* hunter from furious deer and earus
diamond collar. - Page 9
EDITORIAL
The Japanese position on Immigration. PageS
Schirltz and the Southern Pacific. Page 8
Bonaparte, the unterrifled. Page 8
CITY '
Disgraceful riots in which eleven are hart
and one may die are <uielled by the polise. om x
patrolman standing off, 'thousands while Captain
Conboy at the liarbor station coolly calls for,
rifles when mob demand his prisoners. Page 1
. Fifteen 'thousand labor council men parade, in
Golden' Gate park, where: they participate, .'a j
exercises •' and- hear Fpeech \ by .-" Janaea_ vO^'Mji-'v O^'Mji-' i
gulre.- '• " , ...;. Page 1 I
P. H. McCarthy and- O^. A.. TTeltiaoe,, address
unions at Shell v Mound park after mighty den>
onstratlon:with 23,000, men has' paraded "down
town street?., , , , .. ... Page 1
- Tiro women badly Injured- In head on cxillislon
of automobiles near Holy/Cross -cemetery. '•'.
\u25a0 Successful performance of , "In the B!slit>i»*<»
Carriage" at the Van Ness theater, Jessie Ruslpy
as Naare Olden making a decided hit. Page. 3
Mayor Taylor and members of the superrisors"
committee on public' utilities ; Inspect ' right of
way of proposed Parkstde electric line. Page X 6
POLITICAL
". U.B. Ilale and Dr. T. B. W. Leland are
mentioned as possible candidates * for mayor
alty. ' Page 16
SUBURBAN .
Alameda machine man goes to see Glllett con
cerning Berkeley postmastershlp fight. Pago 3
Gee " Yack, active t&mong Blag Kong tong, in
held by Oakland police as suspect in San Fran
cisco murder." • - • Page - 12
Alameda council and population 1 promoters
will hold mass meeting ." Friday, opening caui
palcn for $303,000" Improvement' bonds. Page 12
Union men celebrate Labor day in Oakland
with parade five miles long, in which . many
beautiful floats • were Interspersed. Page 12
SPORTS fSpSfli
A. . Muskoday, ' the favorite, lands the fjibor
day handicap at The Meadows. Page 11
Seala take both ends of a double header from
Beavers and Angels defeat Commuters Page 11
Gardner and McLoughlin are 111 1 he . only top
notchers . to", clash In th« early rounds of the
coast tennis . tournament and former wins. P. 11
Stanley Ketchel, the Montana boxer, defeats
clever Joe Thomas decisively In the thirty-sec
ond round of a . sensational battle. Page 10
.MINING
Possible - action of Goldfield miners today and
expected .'dividend . of Goldfield Consolidated ' ex
cite stockbrokers. Page 9
MARINE
Ship Vllle dn Havre arrives bere after having
encountered terrific hurricane : in midocean. P. 13
FOURTEEN CAPTAINS TO
LOSE SHIPS IS REPORT
Greatest Shakeup; in History
of Navy Is Planned by •
Secretary Metcalf
> Special by Leased Wire to The Call
NEW YORIC Sept. 2.— The , biggest
shakeup In the history of - the line- ot
the United States navy Is now in pro
cess of arrangement by the secre
tary of_ the navy, who has the appro
bation of President Roosevelt in the
plan as outlined. ...._.
\Of the .officers now commanding; the
IS battleships to make the long voy
age from the Atlantic to the Paciflc.Vit
Is declared^that only four captains* now
commanding ships will; make the trip.
', The president and -the secretary of
the navy have agreed to forward " the
long desired plan of advancing young
men to the fighting line and. send their
elders -to shore duty. : Of the 18 rcap
talns who will command and be*' re
sponsible for the 1100,000,000 worth of
armament and ;_ equipment to be sent
through*. the straits, of, Magellan, to the
Pacific; ?14; will be younger men:' than
those now. in {command.'- \u25a0•'.\u25a0 :
MAXSFIELD AT REST
NEW . LONDON, Conn.; I Sept. " '£.— The
body of Richard Mansfield was. lowered
intbVgrave'intthe'Little-Gardner^ceni-'
eteryfwlthln a' few ; rods' of j Seven baksj*
his summer \u25a0' home. . today.' The -" service
was attended : many: friends and ac
quaintances of the actor.'
S^r'l^NeiSGO^TUE^
Thousands Cheer as Oregon's Governor
Lauds Work of Heney and Burns in This City
CEATURES-; of - : : the ; .opening ; ;
*; session ofjthe^tiational.ifriga^;
tion .. congress Win ; •Sacramerito^r
yesterday^ ?\vere:>^The; 'highly M
enthusiastic "extended .r. r •
to' Vice ; President;. Fairbanks"; 'i the'j^
speech "of (Governor} Chamberlaihi:.'
of ' Oregon, -in .which he .prais'eli; .
Heney; and ..-Burns; "the excellent,
music rendered < by^Og "den ! taber- ;,; &
nacle ; choir,- composed^; ofj:"2oo
voices; . theruna^nimous^ votihg?6f ;
th e '; con gf e s s : v of ?/a '.« ; gr ee tin g ,: v
of thanks to .President • Roosevelt '- -
for his : work in; behalf 'of; irriga-"'
tion ; the [• large; attendance at '\u25a0 the \» '*
congress;2about^4,o(KJii.dclcgatc3 "\u25a0 ..".;'
aind\ I spectators xibeing'^preseht; »-"•
the* eloquent^speeches^tif : £wel- J,
come ; madetby.^ Governor r.Gillett, '3
Alayor, -Beard,- Senator j Perkins:
and President Briggs: of rthe'state
board Jof - r trade ; the ' : reading: by
Government \u25a0 Forester^ Pinciiot
of President Roosevelt's message I
to the congress,: and' theVspeeches"
made Kby - Governor^GotlerHof.
Utah; Governor". Meadr.of^Wash-^
ington,' ; Owyang^King,^Chihese v
vice • consul : Franz i^Bopp,": im^
perial -v German. . consul f/'gene'fal,'?
and : Andros Aldasora; *;subsecre
tary of >; the Mexican' legation 'at
Washington! ; _ ' :
Condition Op?nin|
Marked byflany
Matures
By i Martin Madsen
\u25a0 SACRAMENTO % Sept? 2.-^The; fif
teenth , national ; irrigation £ congress,
with : 2,000 delegates' present; fromjjdl
of the -states of the west Tand as many
more^-spectators,^^Vconyeried \u25a0 at* -1:30
o'clock "this : afternoon in . the^ state . pa
vilion" for ; a session fthat, will' condriue
through* the ; week.';- No_assemblajie, of
inigationists r held ; in* the -15
theTexistehce ' of .the congress \u25a0 has] ever
been ./opened * under y.suchV auspicious
circumstances or. has" given' promisVpf
such important results. . The . problems
of water ; have '- been ' increasing fwiih
the '.rapid l' ; stride \u25a0 of .the ;,west, s and many
of Uh'el momentous s , question svseem_(tq]
be converging upon^thiy'convention.-.
\u25a0 The X people /of /; Sacramento, -somc-i
times thou gh t too i ii nured ' t o* the ! troop?
ing of .convention. throngs > :have;sHb\yn
a rcmafkableCenth'usiasm-fand) energy,
in caring for the?10,000-irrigation^visit
ors. \u25a0•^The' experience t gained viri';harul-'
lingihuh'dreds; of -great ?gatherings:has
been .pu t , to ' Jvery}* ad van ta ge ous> v st,'s t,'
and' tHe Y city's ; guests \ are ;.firiding; an
unusual degfeciof:gbq"d'Wdepaiid?ar
rangement', for .: their > welfare v and ; en
joyment. 1 'As':the .^capital;" city ; of : the
state,- : " Sacramento ;*is \u25a0 acquitting 1 itself
very: successfully', in' the ...welcoming of
the'; host r- from 1 af ar< to ; California. ; With:
remarkable "energy *a "/display ;of; much
worthy has been-; gotten of
\u25a0thefproducts' of firrigatecl'larids and of
the : forest, . and "no .delegation ;\u25a0 in; ; at
tendance /on : the congress •/ is* without
its;; exhibit ,Uo _ •."which ;; it -can ilead^ the
stranger, and'poiht'Avithfpride • tohvhat
its state catifproduce.";; Th'e .'convention
I halliofithe congress,\airy-a'nd;'comfort
abie for tlie' warmfaf ternpons',; is hand
sbmely K decorated ;with?' buntings and
largerphotogfaphic views ; of Galifor
nia's' mqs't'rTch'arrning^mbuntain'^an'd
coast.- line- scenery.'; s Onyevery/hand'* is
shown good' taste' and ? efn^iency' such as
to bring *'\u25a0 forth ', the; h i ghes t Vpralße.'l ' ;C .
FAIRBANKS • IiEADSfATiL
.; ; The >; towering *;, feature ifof !«the '** prb
ceedings*, today^? wast; the * presence of
Viee v President? Cb^rles^.Warrea,^£aU>
VICE*^rRESIDENT-«FAIBBANKSV(UPrKRK
;,-; MAYOIi JiEAliU^ OF«SACHAMKNTO .(LEFT),-
GOVERNOR :GILLETT*(RIfiHTi^AND:-GOV
iERNMENT.-.FORESTER-tPIXCIIOT. f . i
banks.;- He -.delivered .*! an address%'bo-
fore'j'the' congress;.; in ? . which v ; heV. said
jovial 'thlngsjand? expressed", some: seri-;
'bus 'thoughts about '.' Senator'
George < CV Perkins*; .explained i afterward
that^ the .vice -- pf esidenl.Hviien "'', a; mem
ber^ of rtu c i United ;J; J States :.. senate, i had
been jlargely.-C instrumental;.; in,, initiat-'
ing \u0084t he. :l egislation';.t hat' ,'h ad \u25a0; result-^
ed ? : in ', the ygreat^reclamatiornr . projects
of \u25a0 the'gov^nment'." !--? ; ;; .. •", •; {/' /. " '\u25a0/>.*,
, Before ,Hhe'"- congress, was C'called."' to
order, I .* iit«vf enjoyed * anvexcelleht ; treat
from; the' Ogrden 5 ; tabernacle 5 chbir{^of
. 200,^voices,'.', which i' sang ''.several •' '.'irri
gation /odes// odes/ X'No^ speaker Vwho., fol
.lowed/on^tTTeiplatformtdurlngr^tlie^'aftr
ernoon^f ailed jitb^ express * his praise
'off.th'ei'entertainn^ntjaffo^dedivanV^ie"
audience K-.v'as,K -.v'as , ; ready, on^eyerj^ 'occasion
with ; ( ovations^ for^-tlie^ 2oo'-, voices V*bf
perfeeff b1end. : % .;,.'.'.. v . -." ; . ' ,:.»".• .; . ' .
The-;- : first ;- ; i'f of mal.^address : wa's '\u25a0.'-'-. bjr
Mayor ' Or.". 11." ; Be.ai-d f'df i SacrainontoV wlio'
briefly^ ex tended^the^hcspitaH^ios '-:;'of.
the capital, city, ,ofCaHfornia.';liot said!
that<-he4was«contc»ti toilet itheiaollons
tsr™***-^-- :_ '.\*. ."...(-".. ?-» ,*\u25a0 -V.: \u25a0->.\u25a0:\u25a0*'\u25a0 \u25a0». \u25a0.'\u25a0\u25a0 :\u25a0-.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•,,.».-,
of t receptionVjcominitteeVfiof Kwhlchu
member, ' speak , lou'der^ than" words,- and
'gave ?; way;* soon i to' Governor; 'James r N.'
; Gilleto^iV r '^;-:.'\' -'\u25a0'\u25a0 ; :;\u25a0•,\u25a0 v' -;'-J ,'\u25a0
GI LtETT.s.TVEIiCOMES \u25a0' GUESTS
\u25a0dGlHettjsppkela'slfollbws:.-^ ; ,
5.- "Mayor** Beard i 1i 1 has ['extended H6\ you
the -hospitalitlea^of ; this 'splendid cap-!
ltal{city v bf^ours,- arid- Itcome'as gov-
errior 'Ito .1 give ; over .• to ;\u25a0 you , the .'.aplen^
'didj state/ of i California.^- 1;- extend 1 . •" to'
you i one Vof 5 the .:' finest ,\u25a0" offerings '<VI that
any In > our "uriibnTbf^ states
can *; present^ >v ; ' Do"; you : like i" : a
of i sunshine, a {state '-. of \u25a0 beautiful -val
leys,.; a. people that ;'is * contented iand
prosperous, .at state' of beautiful :'mpun^
tain ;> - scenery land \u25a0 ; a"-ÜbngS seashore',^ of
unparalleled Jcj*nate ; and^joyful> cities?
.Would/; you- like'jto*;see^a: state «wherefn
blboms^eveVy ifldwef/thatHh'eyAlrnighty
ever/ created?/ :If 'yoiH would,';- then . I
give -;over"-> to :/the'C national irrigation I
congress* for/* a ? few day si the 5 splendid
state 3of .f. California.; - r .' Remember y'it ; l Is \
only. ; for ;a -.'few 'days.; ,-^TouV delegates '
haveVa_ great v ! - work; ;to^pe._rrpfm.'-.";; to^pe._rrpfm.'-."; The
'Almighty^ created < this? great iwesV with
a yiewjto ;a Tgreat* irrigations scheme,*
forV tie v; established '\u25a0/slde^by^slde/i the
\u25a0 broad,' thirsty ..valleys Vnd'thejmouritaihs
v witht/their,\flbwing^ streams.^ We jin'Cal-*
iforriia'aak^youftb'.help us' obtain great
.reservoirs ';\u25a0: and ,'cana 1 y systems. - ;- ; Kelp*
*U9, r - and V^ we •will. let : j you > haye i' this
glorious ; state of ours \u25a0; for,: a \u25a0 f ew7days.
That- doesn't: mean ';that>'you"- are '-to
Gtay;away,?forJjWe are {sure, that {when
: you" will
vwant; to (come back."- '. •• . \u25a0«\u25a0 . * \u25a0\u25a0
$&\u25a0 Vice*< President Vat rbankV'was" .Intro-,
duced by-GovernoriChamberlain of, Ore-'
• »-.• .'.-\u25a0-•.,--. r, \u25a0^\u25a0r:t \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0?},\u25a0'" -\u25a0" .'\u25a0 •\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0•;V:^H—-.-.,<; V :^H—- .-.,<
gon;? president the .: congress,: : as^the
man; hohlln*; the 'nt-cbnil-! highest- office
notfonly-ln the . Unit "d-StatftF^of '• Amer
ilca>but-ih;*the*iwnoie-w6'ri<l.": The vice
president was asgprofuseias' every v one
clser'.was -iin Vsaying good things -of
everybody j and • every thing. rHefcongrat
j;Vftij|/ifctf £3 F^^r^^^ff^
Did Harry- Orchard tell truth on the
stand ? He was tried j. with * a machine
which : tells when witnesses lie. See the '
story^of I the ingenious machine in
Two Brilliant Parades Precede
Festivities of Holiday
yfZX the thousands who listened to the Labor day addresses at
sf^thc •Stadium and at Shell Mound park heard earnest picas to
Tvork'mgmcn of San Francisco to support decency, strive for chic
cleanliness and free organized labor of the stigma put upon it by
.Schmitzand'hiibandofcorruptionists. Every speaker declared it
thcidiity of uhitea \ teor\en i to disprove the assertion that unionism has
brought '\u25a0 disgrace upon the city by electing grafters and bribe seeders
from its . ranks. P.H. McCarthy said union labor must stand for the
righll'regardless of ' the men t help rectify existing. evils and fcrp to profit
by the errors pi 'the past; James C. Maguke declared unionism Hfould
always -be. friumphant t VfhileOi A. Tveitmoe bade the workers go to
the pblhfand gain .victory.' so they could give orders to the. police and
to the general \r»ho talked about "unshipped mobs."
Workers in Building
Trades Turn Out
25;000 Men
'l Wielders of the hammer, the trowel
and the brush,; workers in stone and
marble : and cement,: the; busy crafts
men under r whose deft hands the tow
ering > ' skyscrapers and architectural
achievements the new San' Francisco
is rising-^all the men of the unions
affiliated ..with the building trades
councils—marched -yesterday in the
Eabor .dayVparade : ;of ; 1907.' ' Banners
waved,' f bands v- played and a tre
mendous . multitude ~i cheer ed.
: one \u25a0 of : the 'greatest holiday
celebrations £ San^Frahdsco - ever has
held. ; T ThV'' members of /the building
trades ; council {marched ; 25,000 strong,
\u25a0W^fiP^^Hi^McCwA'y^^J'marshal.;
.The • parade 1 ormed on Van \u25a0 Ness
nueV near t - Hayes and marched down
Market^ street tto* the ferry. Dense
crowds -lined the -way," cheering "dis
plays ' that > especially struck their
'fancy, r^ •:..'••':."•\u25a0• 'j ,** -•"• \u25a0•
,: •Immediately ;following - Grand Mar
shal" "McCarthy." came" division "22 of
the /carpenters""-. union," .numbering
fewer^ than ' 1 5,000 ho us c. builders. Af
ter-.'them, niarched, 58 locals of other
artisans "in the \u25a0\u25a0 building " industries.
There 'were- several floats decorated
with" flowers and rendered all the more
attractive *by laughing girls. :
.The niillmen's union -jof - 1,000 men
received; many" cheers for the splendid
effect of .their uniforms and the elab^
brately decorated*; float. Another -pic
turesque.-Vfeature was the parade ,6f
plumbers', apprentices. They were
escorted by a drum corps of young
men' from Potrero parlor of - the.'Na
tive Sons of -the Golden West. '-
journeymen 1 plumbers marched with
thisVdivisibnV with white 'caps- and
blue -shifts -the predominant features
of their_ uniforms. \u25a0 '.\u25a0"'\u25a0\u25a0
Lumber I cierks'.«union showed a .well
drilled 'company -of '.men : attired 'in
neat '< white ';.'. uniforms/ .Bridge . hhd
structural iron workers, electrical me
chanics' union vN0.1,; hoisting engin
eer V"union No. 1 29.-th©- palntera, " var "
nlsh«r», \u25a0. cement • r wcirkers, .._ structural
steel Trotkera,'.: shinglers, plasterers,
roof er»f and ; lathers turned out In ' large
numbers , and presented a' picturesque
appearance. * The Itader ot the sign
painters .was .•accompanied;: by aVpretty"
"spaniel \ wearing la 1 linen* collar,, a red
rfecktie* and a*. coat ''with' the ; name of
theTdivlßlonV \u25a0 i '
PICXIC /AT :SHELL MOtTXD
The; parafiers, lost- no time jin reach-*-!
ing } the ferry- building and during: the
remalnderVo'f \u25a0•\u25a0 the* forenoon filled the
boats and trains that conveyed them to
the building -trades!, picnic at Shell
Mound^rpark. 8y. ;61 o'clock the sate,
Con l l nued ' on , Face ' <J» ' Cols. 5 and (
Impertinent Question No. 14
What Is an fAulomobile?
original' or .wittiest answer to this ques
tion-—and the^briefer the better— TKe Gall will pay
El YE ; DOELAr^^^
winning- answers will be printed next Wednesday
and checks mailed to^ the winners at once. Make
your/answer short and?address it to
n S IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS;
The Sunday Gall
PRICE FIVE CENTS. •
Labor Council Excels
.; All Its Previous
Celebrations
The San Francisco labor council has
I seldom, if ever, made a . finer display
in its annual pr.rade than it did yester- .
Bl * a VHHHlMMfj|BjpjHosjßj^B^#-4v*3i4H
day. There yere more men in line •
j than in . most of the previous proces- '
\u25a0si cms; the floats and banners were
more attractive than ever before; there
was more uniformity and' appropriate
ness \u25a0 about \u25a0, the - men's uniforms, and
the -crowd 3 that lined the_^way of
march were unprecedented^ large.
On all hands it 'was admitted that the
labor council had surpassed itself.
-Moreover, the managers of _the r p«^ "
rade are able to congratulate them
selves that;the affair passe d. off , with-'
out .thcsemblance of a hitch. "It start
ed at the hour fixed, met with no in- -
terruption at any. stage, and reached
the park, stadium, where the exercises
were held, in good time. At no point "
was there a delay, of more. than a min
ute. The affair was, in' fact, stage
managed excellently, showing the .
hand of experience all through. To
Michael Casey, the. grand marshal, is
due unstinted praise for his part in. the
turnout, and his aides rendered him «
active and invaluable assistance.
The day, while ideal for the onlook;.
ers, who lined. the park paths .m solid
masses, was a« little .- warm for the
paraders. Some of .them,; found the
day more exhausting than eight hours* .
work -at their trade. -but no serious
inconvenience -was .felt.- •
The route followed was from Baker
street south of the panhandle, 1 through
the park, to the stadium. Marching
four and eight abreast the time occu
pied in passing a given point was on«
hour and thirty-two minutes. Accord
ing •to the grand marshal at least
15,000 men took part. No. finer body
V 6f workingmen ever marched in line*
Union after union passed before the;
onlooker, !'-\u25a0 each local .composed of
sturdy,* independent, self-reliant Amer
ican citizen's.' The quality of manhood
was above the average of what would
be seen : In a parade of workins»«n In
anjr other American city.
At the. hour "of 11 every union was
In place, and Grand: Marshal Casey was
able to carry out his promise to give
the word to ; march exactly on time.
The band leading: the procession struck
up "Way Down.* Upon -the .'Suwaneo
River," * and Hhe procession moved " off.
"Will J. French and F. Zimmerman,
chief aides, led the line.
The first division In line was the city,
front federation, under the marshaiship :
of A. C. Holmes. Andrew Brandt, Rob
ert Talfor, J. D. Talfor and George
Comstock. In the van was the'riggers*
protective union with a new banner and
an ''American flag: and a carriage, con
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