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ADVOCATE cw llcitU and gctv &avcuf atnvdag, (Octobcv 12, 1839 THE CONVENTION. SIX DELEGATES TO REPRE SENT THE METROPOLIS. The New York American Section Com pletely Reorganized llusiness Meetings Where Business is Meant and Done Important Resolutions Delegates Instructed. The meeting of the German Section of New York held last Monday night was well attended. The Organizer reported that the Board of Supervision had, pur suant to the request of the Section, re considered the suspension of the new Executive. The question of the con vention was then taken up, and it was resolved to send five delegates. Com rades Schevitsch, Reimer, Foth, Meyer and Mrs. Greie were elected. Should any one of them be prevented from at tending, the candidates who received the next highest vote is to take his place. The delegates were instructed to vote in favor of retaining the party or gans in New York. A number of other instructions were discussed which, ow ing to the late hour, could not be brought to a vote; their consideration was recommended to the delegates, In answer to a call issued for the re organization of the American Section of New York twenty-seven Socialists, among whom were some of the best known and most active organizers of labor in this city, met at the Labo r Ly ceum. 25 East Fourth street, last Wed nesday evening, Comrade Waldinger in the chair. Of the twenty-seven men present at this meetings sixteen were members of the old American Section. After a brief statement of the cir cumstances under which the signers of the call, at the requeot of a num ber of comrades of the said Section, had taken the step they had, as a matter of absolute necessity, the following res olutions, tersely reviewing the situation and its imperative requirements, was presented: Whereas, Under the disrupting influ ence of legally suspended members of the National Executive Committee, a majority of the American Seetiorj of New York, hy its open rebellion against the Board of Supervision, by its partic ipation in the illegal proceedings of the so-called Congress held in Chicago eept. 28, and by its wilful neglect to elect either a delegate or a proxy to the regu lar convention, which is to be held in said city of Chicago on the 12th inst has obviously placed itself outside of the party; and Wliereas, The members of the Ameri can Section who have remained faithful to the party, recognizing its lawful au thorities, and otherwise upholding its constitution, principles and policy, are plainly entitled to representation in the eaiu regular convention; liewlved, That we immediately pro ceed to the reorganization of the Amer ican Section by the enrolment of mem bers and the election of ofheers. Comrade Francis Schaider here ex plained that he had attended this meet ing chiefly for the purpose of obtain ing information. He thought that there had been hasty action on both sides and no further steps should now be taken that might be calculated to pre vent a return of harmony among the Socialists. In reply to this Vogt and others said that Rosenberg and his im mediate followers had, by their various acts and utterances, been the sowers of discord, and no harmony could, be ex pected from them. Sanial observed that two things must be considered vii.: the Rosenberg following as a body and its individual members. As body, the majority of the American Section was in open rebellion, and by its failure to elect a delegate to the conven tion of October 12, which it did not re cognize, had disfranchised the minor ity. As a matter of course, the minor ity refused to bo thus summarily and forcibly carried out of the party. The resolution simply recognized the exist ing condition of affairs. Facts only were stated and provision made ac cordingly. lie had no doubt that in a short time most of those who had has tily followed Rosenberg would return to the party, and they would be received with open arms. The resolution was then adopted unanimously, Comrade F. Schaider not voting. It was then furthermore resolved "to declare this a meeting of the American Section." A motion having been made that those present be invited to declare their willingness to become members, Com rade Sanial suggested that it might be proper to first state, as clearly as pos sible, the sentiments by which the Sec tion was expected to be guided in the future, and for this purpose he was al lowed to present the following resolu tion, which was adopted unanimously: HViere as, In the light of the Socialistic tendencies which are manifesting them selves everywhere, it is evident that the time is fast coining for Socialists to act a more important part than they have yet done in the labor movement of this country; and Whereas, In order to advance from the position of passive standard bearers of truth, whicti they have heretofore occupied, to that of active lenders of men in the coming conflict, Socialists must enjoy the confidence of Organized Labor; thefore, be it Resolved, That in our opinion the next congress should make it plain to the country that the Socialists of America, like the Socialists of Europe, are the most sincere friends of Organized Labor, the most jealoUB guardians of its inter ests, the most active promoters of its development, and the most energetic advocates of any measure which may to any extent serve a practical purpose of immediate relief. To this end, we trust that it will place the executive power of the party in the hands of men not less experienced, capable and broad minded, than honest and earnest in the discharge of their duties. We trust, in particular, that it will so revise and amend the platform of the party as to make it truly a monument of wisdom, tit to be presented to the peo ple of this country as the best expression of Socialism in its final aims, immediate demands, and methods of action. And be it further .Resolved, That we cordially invite the members of labor organizations who concur in the views above expressed to loin the American Section of the bo cialist Labor Party, and thus aid in advancing the principles upon which the working classes of America must unite in order to bring about the abo lition of wage-slavery, the transforma tion of government into an agency of national co-operation, and the complete emancipation of man. The names of those present were then called out, and each declared his readi ness to become a member. When it came to Comrade F. Schaider's turn, lie said that after what he had heard of the view and policy by which it was pro posed that the new American Section should be guided he, also, was willing and ready to become a member of it, This declaration was received with a hearty round of applause. It was unan imously resolved that the members whose names had been read and ac ceptance recorded constitute the Amer ican Section; also that the National Ex erutive Committee be informed of the reorganization that had just taken place and be asked to give it their offi cial approval. The organization was furthermore completed by the election of the follow ing officers: H. M. Stoffers, Financial Secretary, to act also as treasurer Hugo Vogt, Recording Secretary. Comrade Lucien Sanial was then unanimously elected delegate of the New Y'ork American Section to the Chi cago Convention. For substitute (in case the delegate was, by some unfor seen circumstances, prevented from at tending) two names were presented. viz.: Ed. G. Thimme and F. Schaider. The vote was close and resulted in the election of Ed. G. Thimme, by a major ity of one. A subscription list was opened to de fray the expenses of the delegate. Thirty dollars were immediately subscribed most of which being paid on the spot Comrades Waldinger, Delabar, Wiener and Rosenzweig were appointed to re ceive subscriptions Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to which Delabar and Vogt were appointed a committee to raise a loan upon the credit of the Section in case of any deficiency in the funds collected for the delegate's expenses. The delegate was then instructed to urge upon the Chicago Convention a strong declaration in favor of the eight- hour movement Comrade Thimme moved to instruct the delegate that the convention be asked to define the position of the party towards Nationalism. Comrade Southerau thought that we should for the present leave the Nation alists alone, because their movement has not yet taken a definite shape. Comrade Sanial endorsed this view. 'The position of the party towards Nationalism," he said, "should at pres ent be one of silent expectancy. Bel lamy's book is apparently the credo of a majority of those mostly professional men who are prominently connected with the Nationalist movement. It is fine book, and calculated to induce thought among a class of people who have not yet studied the question, and who can never understand it fully until, by actual contact with the wage w ork ing people, they have learned consider ably more than this book itself can teach them of the tendencies and re quirements of their epoch. It teach ings, as you know, are communistic rather than socialistic, and it appeals more ta sentiment than to reason. Books such as this were written in France in the poetical sge, or infancy of the labor movement. Since then the working classes of Europe have taken their own cause into their own hands, and in the li,ht of their own experience they have found those practical truths which Karl Marx has so ably formu lated. It is well that the professional men, and especially the men of science, should come together and declare to the world that science has been diverted from its true purpose; that it is used for the enslavement of the people instead o'f being applied to their elevation; and that they cannot and shall not any longer countenance such a brutal system. If this were the object of the Nationalist clubs, we might consider them as trade unions of scientists, a sort of primary organization of intellectual labor, which, by placing itself in commucication with primary organizations of manual labor, would, through the all-pervading influ ence of Socialism, advance in the knowl edge of social science. If, however, those clubs should hastily admit various and incongruous elements, and if, strong in numbers but weak in knowledge and indefinite in purpose, they should hastily enter the political field, they would soon be exposed to the same dangers that finally wrecked the George move ment. In brief, Nationalism is a phe nomenon that we Socialists may watch with interest, a sign of the times, a clear indication of the growing read iness of the American mind to grasp new social ideas; and we must avail our selves of this readiness by strengthen ing our party upon our well-known and well-defined lines. We know that it is as a class movement only that Socialism can accomplish the emancipation of labor, and as a party we must go on without concession or compromise. At no time was it so necessary to preserve the integrity of the Socialist Labor Party." These views were accepted, and it was resolved that the delegate orhissubsti tute shall voice them in the convention. The delegate was also instructed to propose that paragraph 17 of ''Social Demands" and paragraphs 6 and 7 of "Political Demands" be struck out of the platform. Comrades Wiener, Ernest Boelim, Shaeffer, Vogt, and Holler were elected a committee to draw up a plan of agita tion. This committee shall call a meet ing of the Section at the earliest pos sible date after the convention. PHILADELPHIA. Instructions were sent by the Ameri can Section of Philadelphia to the Chi cago American Section for a proxy d le gate who will represent the said Phila delphia Section at the S. L. P. Conven tion, to 1 held on Octoler 12, not No veniber 28, as erroneously repot ted. JCUL'S NEi KEK, UeC. Secy. DECLARED NON-UNION. The principal business transacted by the Boston Pianoforte Polishers arid Var nishers' Union at a meeting in that city last Sunday was the declaring the far tory of Vose & Sons a non-union e tab lishment. Resolutions were adopted requesting all union workman to refrain from working in the factory mentioned. A new board of ofBoem was installed, and twenty new members were initiated. ORGANIZE!) LABOR. WEEKLY MEETINGS OF THE CENTRAL BODIES. Progress of the Struggle for Exist ence Now York Boycotts the Pool Brewers of St. Louis St. Louis Reciprocates by Boycotting the New York "World" - Alt the Unions Wide Awake. Tit In mttu X iim if nrnuii Kwl fit luuf Sunday's meeting of the CKNTKAL LABOK .federation, while a delegate of the Oystermen's Union acted as vice-chairman. A circular from the St. Louis Central Labor (iii vance Committee was re ceived iihkuig all New York unions to aid them in their boycott against the St. Louis pool brewers. The boycott was indorsed, and the St. Louis unions w ill be asked to reciprocate hy boycot ting Pulitzer's World. From the private secretary of Presi dent Harrison a communication was re ceived staling that the request in regard to the creation of a national assistance fund in c.tses of gieat calamities like i hat of Johnstown would lit) "consid ered." President Gompers, of the American Federation of Latior, asked that congress should tie petitioned to change ihe cen sus schedules in whose "making up" the most important questions regarding the condition of Labor bad been oiniiled. The request was granted unanimously. The Central Labor Union sent a re quest that no action be taken in the mat ler of the Long Island Brewery trouble until alter the Harmony Committee shall have rendered their report. Ale and Porter Brewers' Union No. 1 will be required to furnish all documents in their possession appertaining to the case before the matter is decided. Replies were received from several trade organizations outside the Stale relative i tho boycott against tht Wwld pledging their active co operation. The Organization Committee reported that that they have arranged a mass meeting for the English speaking buk ers at ,No. 203 Bowery next Saturday evemng. The Atalanta Casino trouble is still un settled, and tne secretary of the Central Labor federation uill cull a meeting ot all the wallers' unions to take linul ac tion on this mutter. , From the quarterly financial leport it appeared that $57U.U3 were received and ,);37.y have been expended Uu mg the last three months. Many organizations reported having voted against participating in politics tins fa'l, among tbeiii the Amalgamated Brass workers, Carperleis' Blanch No. 4, Ciiiai'makeis' Unions Nos. 144 una UU, Keren trio Engineers No. 3 and Bui ten ners Union No 1. The following organizations reported having taken shares o the BrooM) n Co operative flaking Association: Brass workers, Amalgamated Locksmiths and Ruiiutguiakers, United Alacinnisis, Ale and Porter Union No 1, Furniture Vorkers' Union No. 7, Machine Wood Woikers, and seveial otheis. Carpenteis Union No. 4 announced that it had received a charter Iroiu tho Biotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. A coiuuiiuee of three was elected to visit the Brooklyn Central Labor Union next isunday and ask H to annii t in push ing the World boycott. Newspaper Pi inters' Union No. 1 re ported that a World repoiler named ;k-Ketthnie had attempted to settle the Wuild boycott in an umiei handed man ner, assisted by the notorious Matthew B ar; but that the scheme had failed Ins cause the rr.iiikiin Association of Press men had refused to become a party to the plot. A report was received from the Ger man l'uniern' Union siu'Ung that satis factory progress hud bt en made in the movement to perlect the oigamzation of a geneial Uouncii ul pi intern' unions. 1) pgiaphla No. 7, complained that seveial unions alliliaied wnh the Feder ai urn have been gelling their printing done uj non-union establishments. The Federation some time ago passed a reso utiou lequiring ail alhiiaied unions to u d each otner in bur-mess uanaaclions ol every nature, and this rule will be strict. y enforced hereafter, lypogr.iphia No. 7 also stated that even the picnic journal of the Federation lmd been fluted ur a non union otlice. Alter come dlscu-Mcn the chairman btated that Typograplaa No. 7 was the only bona Jiile i) pt-Mii teis' organization to be rec ionized by unions upresented in the 1, del at lull. 'Ihe United Machinists reported that they will devote two evenings eveiy ni' inh to a puliliu discussion of the elhl hour quextioii. Tne Barbers' Union complained that its sinjps were notsutlicieiitiy patropized by union men. The secretary was in structed to wine l'j all unions to insist that their members aid tl.e barbers in patronizing none but union shops. Urania Labor Club sent notice that t (Continued on fvurth vuae.) THE l)lliVMA OF LIFE OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN OF MISERY AND CRIME. Crosby and Murray Award New York First Prize for (Jood Morals. Young Devils and Old Reprobates. Murderous (ilrls and Thieving Boys Caucasian Burglars and Chinese Highbinders, etc. Dr. Howard Crosby is responsible for the statement made in the H'ot7ithat New York is the most moral city of its size on this planet. Superintendent Murray not only corroborates his views in this respect, but claims an extraordi nary improvement during his adminis tration of the police force, to the effi ciency of which he attributes, as a matter of course, the higher standard of ethics that is supposed to prevail in the Amer ican metropolis. In the meantime, gam bling houses, brothels and dens of all kinds flourish so openly that those who know nothing of the virtuous effort of the "cops" to reform our morals are inclined to suspect that special police protection is not unfrequently extended to speculators in vice. While bear ing testimony to "the vigilance and faithfulness" of the superintendent and his subordinates, Dr. Crosby, however, does not appear to think that the whole credit of elevating the population of New York so far above that of any other great city belongs to the "locust." The fear of a mighty and incori uplible blue coat might unquestionably awe the evil-doer into good behavior on the sidewalk, but it would not make him a church goer; and the doctor again is authority for the statement that "we have a larger church-going population," in proportion to numbers, than we ever had. This will be news and very sad news indeed to Col. Ingersoll. But Crosby knows whereof he speaks. "A great deal of good," says he, "has been done in improving the condition of the mat-sea by various forms of missionary work in which all the churches are now engaged. Teachers and other workers go out among the humble and fallen and procure occupations for them, get them away from bad associations, teach them to be clean and self-respecting, and look after their temporal as well as their spiritual welfare." Of course Crosby and his "teachers" and his "workers' are supporters of the capitalist system that supports them. If there is a strike they procure occupation to "the humble and the fallen" by putting them in the places of the strikers, thus helping the dishonest monopolist to crush the hon est workman, and to drive him into the ranks of "tho humble and fallen." But such cant on the part of Crosby, and such boasting on the part of Murray, hardly deserve notice. Their state ments in regard to the influence of church and police upon the morals of the people are on a par with their fur titer assertion that New York is the cleanest city in the world. If New York is not dirtier than we see it, it is simply because of its natural ad vantages ready outlets being afforded by its cir cling rivers to the filth which the rain drives into them far more efficiently than the brooms of our so-called street- cleaning department. And, likewise, if our morals are not lower, it is because all the corrupt influences of capitalism with its religious hypocrisy and police tyranny, cannot prevail against the nat ural honesty of our people. As matters stand, we have little to boast of, how ever, and the grim facts or the heart rending occurrences recorded weekly under this head speak louder than all the Crosbys or Murrays that ever were or will be. Julia O'Connor, 14 years old, died at the New York Hospital from injuries received in a fight with a shopmate who was jealous of her. The fight took place in the street in the presence of two policemen, one being reported to have offered a prize of twenty-five cents to the winner. Julia was finally kicked to death by her opponent, aided by five o'her girls, the oldest of whom was barely 10 years of age. A number of young ruffians banded together under the name of the Slaugh ter-IIouse (Jang are infesting the West Side from 43d to 45th street. Their game is to set upon and rob every de cently attired youth who happens in heir district. Excise Commissioner Morris told a reporter that he had seen hese premature desperadoes parading he streets uniuterfered with, and had mown of many attacks and robberies omniitted by them. At the police sta ion of the district complete ignorance of he gang and its misdeeds was pro 'essed. Honora O'Connor, asjed 20, was ar rested upon a charge of infanticide. hlie cave birth to a child in the cellar of the house where she was employed as a servant, and buried it m the ashes or the furnace. While walking on Seventh avenue on his way home at night, Edward Wood- tiride, a Custom-House employe, was knocked down insensible with a sand bag and robbed. "Big Kid" Cassidy, one of the most notorious thieves in the country, was arrested in thfs city for stealing a gold watch from Laptatn McKay, or the Boston steamer Olivette. A trio of Chinese "hiirbinders" eaeeed and robbed a fellow Celestial in a way calculated to excite the envy or Uauca- sian talent. Having knocked him down, they tied his hands behind his back, lashed 'his legs together from hips to ankles with a clothes line, pulled up his feet behind, and tied them to his waist; then, as a mushing touch, they reeved the end of his pig-tail through a loop at his ankles, dragged his head back until the neck was almost broken, and se cured it in that'position. Father Boyle, the Catholic priest who was on trial at Raleigh for assaulting n young lady, was found guilty and sen tenced to be hanged, according to the laws of North Carolina. The defence did not deny the deed, but contended that the lady's will had not been over come by force, and that she was sacri ficing the priest to a shameful deajth to save hpr own name. An appeal to the Supreme Court was made and granted. ' Last Sunday Captain Murphy, of the Twentieth Precinct, and his special de tective, Koberta, attempted to disperse a drunken and disorderly crowd at Eighth avenue and 40th street. Both were in plain clothes. One of the crowd, ' John W. Crawford, struck the captain and sent him spinning into the middle of the street. Be was arrested, but when arraigned, the captain did not appear against him and he was dis charged. Large forces of Italian laborers are employed on the New York Central. On several occasions lately some of the men were killed "by accident." No cor oner was notified, and they were buried like dogs in the nearest field. An important witness in the Cronin case has been allowed to escape from the police station where he was detained in Chicago, Charles Barnard, of New York, whose iioi trait adorns t he Rogues' Gallery, lately came out of State prison, where he had served a three years' term for a scries of burglaries. He was re-arrested in Elizabeth for trigamy. The police court records show that during ltM8 there were 3,000 children under 10 years of age held for trial, con victed or committed to some institution. Of this number, 1,830 were boys and 1,221 were girls. During the'year 675 children under 10 years were brought to the police courts on account of juvenile delinquency. Of these 380 were sent to the reformatory or charitable institu tions. Samuel M. Seaman, a real estate broker and an auctioneer of this city was found dead in bed under circum stances suggestive of suicide. The residence of Mrs. James Ross, a widow living at Elizabeth, was entered by burglars, who chloroformed her, her daughter and a boarder, then ransacked the house from top to bottom. Hugh "VVhalen, 30 years old, a carpen ter at work for Mertz & Sons at Port Chester, swallowed a fatal dose of car bolic acid. STRIKING SHOEMAKERS. The members of the Listers' Protec tive Union in all parts of New England have decided to assist the striking shoe makers of North Adams to continue their strike until the boot and shoe man ufacturers of that town shall have set tled with their union employes. The advisory board of the Lasters' Protec tive Union has issued a call for spe cial meetings of all lasters' local branches for the purpose of taking prompt action in the North Adams matter. Acting in accordance with the purpose of the call, the lasters of Brockton recently contributed $200, and the lasters of Stoneham donated $100 for'the support of the North Adams strike. The official members of the Lasters' Protective Union and of the Boot and Shoe Mak ers' International Union in all parts of Massachusetts claim that the North Adams decision has caused such a de cided sentiment among shoemakers against arbitration that few, if any, shoe controversies will in the future be submitted to the State Board of Arbitra tion for adjustment.