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SATURDAY, M.\;.- B 13, 1886. \
You can't hurt a lawyer by smacking
his jaws. His " cheek is too thick.
Thereib - bait* m New Mar- *
factory .. ; havo to be attended to
Major Stiles says society can't stand
the conduct of the Boycott Committee.
If society can stand the conduct of his
committee we think they can stand
most anything.
The Executive Board knew what
they were doing, and they treated Ma
jor Stiles and his committee just as
they deserved. It seems to us rather
" cheeky " to ask men to confer with
you when you have denounced them
as outlaws.
The Board of Aldermen still refuse
to increase the pay of the city em
ployees. Well, the people will refuse
to re-elect them in May.
The able sermon of Mr. Landrum in
the Sunday State and his manly and
Christian-like letter in the Dispatch are
subjects of much praise by all classes.
They are in striking contrast with the
feeble efforts of Dr. Sprigg to convince
the people of this community that
workingmen have not the right to
spend their money where they please.
The entertainment to be given at the
Theatre on the 17th of this month
promises to be most enjoyable
aifair of the season. After "The
Long Strike " the entertainment will
conclude with a select concert, in which
some of the best talent of the city will
take part. Go, by all means, and help
a worthy cause.
The Sporting Life is now a Union
We understand that a certain indi
vidual who is v.th the Elec
tric Light Compauy is venting his
spleen against the Knights of Labor by
discharging a member of the Order.
This will be inquired into.
" WnEN shall we three meet again I
Well, we will make sure that Howard
isn't there."—Christian & Co.
A certain broker who abuses the K.
of L. so vehemently also became rich
very suddenly. He was a supplicant
at the doors of a bankrupt court a few
years ago. 11 this thing keeps on peo
pie will begin to. think there is not so
much fiction about the "Arabian
Nights ' after aJL \Aj\
Boycott Baughman Brothers and all
who patronize them.
'• Some people are born great," and
some people become great by being
surgeons to great generals.
Major Stiles has undoubtedly got
himself into a great quandary about
his hidden treasures. One day he was
penniless and the next day he was
worth §10,000. We are told that such
sudden changes in men's financial con
dition sometimes occur in the mining
country of the far west, but it is rather
unusual in this city.
" Excelsior " is of the opinion that
the Seal of the Union on the much
abused circulars sent out by the Typo
graphical Union, representing a bee
hive with a Latin inscription, was mis
taken for a dynamite ball and the Latin
inscription a terrible threat and that it
was this that caused so much excite
ment among our "business men."
I The Cigarmakers' Union have en
dorsed the boycott against Baughman
Brothers. V *^\
Although the boycott has been en
dorsed by various organizations, we
know of but one endorsement it has
received which will not be faithfully
carried out—the endorsement of the
Business Men's Committee. But this
is " Society," you know.
We take pleasure in adding to our
list of exchanges the Exponent, of Pe
tersburg. It is a bright and cheerful
little cousin, and we doubt not but
what it will do good work in the bles
sed field in which it has chosen to sow
its seed. Brother Exponent, if we can
aid you any just let us know how, and
we'll be there.
Mr. Howard, stated briefly, makes
the following charges against the
Business Men's Committee: That they
attempted to hold with the hare an!
run with the hounds ; that they wery
guilty of double-dealing; that they ci •
dorsed the boycott and then repud ■
ated it; that they were guilty of i
breach of faith, and abused and insul'
ed the men whom they had promised
to deal fairly with; and endorses the
action of the Boycott Committee in
repudiating this committee and refus
ing to have anything more to do with
them. Rather hard on a "society"
committee. But " hit em " again, Mr.
Mr. Howard let the cat out of the
bag at Sanger Hall, and he might Jiave
told a great deal more in his card ill it
had chosen. He might have repea!pd
a conversation he had with a promi
nent actor in this farce just bef< >:e it
took place.
Both business men and workingmen
are disgusted with the Sanger Hall
affair, and the more you stir it the
worse it smells. Men who emberk in
a bad cause could expect no other re
Bbave men will never champion the j
cause of the oppressors of the poor '
workingman who is striving to make '■
an honest living. , i
Watch out for Baughman Brothers'*
" rats,'' and find out where they I ">ard. J
It is dangerous for honest men to ft
board in the same house with ib >se |
creatures. They are so mean that .he g
air becomes contaminated in wh,chj
they breathe \
The lines are closely drawn on the
boycott against Baughman Brothers
between organized labor and its ene
mies. The "citizens' meethv" aas
cemented us iaoro closely tog • ier, and
we D('» ataad . ■ *", ■'
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the citadel of ratism. The fight will
now commence all along the line, and I
let every member of organized labor in i
this city appoint himself a committee i
of one to watch the movements of the,?
I" rat" firm.
Amos Henry is the most unprincipled ;
and inexcusable " rat" this city has ;
ever produced. He has had every con
sideration shown him by his friends, to j
whom he has proved a traitor of the
worst description. But this is not the |
first time he has proved that he was j
devoid of honor. He was kicked out j
of the church for writing policy, in vio-!
lation of church rules, and if he had j
received his deserts he wculd have |
been kicked out of Richmond Typo
graphical Union many years ago for
attempting to "rat" secretly. No
agreement can ever be made with
Baughman Brothers that will shield
this " snake in the grass."
Things have changed somewhat.
When a man insults you now all you
have got to do is to write out your
card and send it to the newspaper
office. Then walk around to the
offender's office, smack his jaw, tell
him you felt honor bound to publish
the fact, and then telephone to the
printers to go ahead with the card—
that matters are all right at your end
of the line.
Although the Knights of Labor are
called dynamiters, communists, social
ists and every other hard name you can
think of, they have managed so far to
conduct their business without coming
to blows ; but the " city " committee
could not hold one meeting without
iiettiag into a djtjt > . >f • .
We are always sorry to
fall out because they know 00 many
mean things that each other has been
guilty of. It gives a community a bad
name and drives away capital. And
for the sake of our people and the fair
name of our city, we appeal to them
to put a law in the by laws of their
association which will prevent a lawyer
from telling what he knows about a
brother lawyer When they get into a
dispute. If it is not stopped it will
ruin the reputation of our city.
\ On the 17th of this month the K. of
11 Dramatic Club will present the
ftLong Strike " for the second time at
lie Richmond Theatre. It is for the
Uenefit of the Reading-Room Commit
tee and should be liberally patronized.
The committee is very much in Deed
of funds to fix up our hall and pat a
carpet on the floor. Let every men her
of the Order attend and help the com
mittee to put our hall in first cjass
We are sorry Mr. Ellyson could not
get his Labor Statistics bill thro igh
the Legislature, as it was one of .the
most important measures brought be
fore that body. But it was owin* to
no fault of his and we trust he wi'J be
\ more successful should there be a
< called session. 1
If you prefer to patronize a nan
'■. who employs obligation-breakers s.nd
' runaway apprentices instead of a man
who employs honest labor you can do
so, but you will not receive the patron
!age of the workingmen.
Boycott all scab cigars.
Oh, Robert, you -Jthp.t'
will Baughman Brothers think of you
■ now, since you have thrown all their
j fat into the fire. Are you training to
I meet John L. Sullivan.
The Knights of Labor cannot stand
I the unlawful proceedings of the "city"
representatives. It will drive away
capital and demoralize business. We
propose to get up a citizens meeting to
suppress it.
Manchester Assembly is getting so
large that its hall will not hold its
' members, several other assemblies are
.in the same fix. The District will be
I forced to grant many new charters.
The rush is greater now than it ever
I has been before. We think if the "city"
committee would hold one more "citi
zens meeting " ninetenths of the popu
lation of Richmond would become
Knights of Labor. \
Boycott Baughman Brothers cus
tomers wherever you find them.
The agents of Baughman Brotheri
have endeavored to create the impres
sion that they are not beirg hurt by
the boycott and that they have not
lost any of their customers. Brag is a
mighty good dog, but Holdfast is a
better one. We would like to discover
these customers, for it seems as if the
Boycott Committee cannot get enough
to make up a respectable list
An old saying: " When thieves fall
3ut honest men get their dues."
Several important editorials, among
them one on Arbitration, were crowded
out of this issue.
Petersburg Union was reorganized
under its old charter last Saturday,
and is now in a flourishing condition.
In reply to a correspondent, we
would say that we do not know when
the double comedy—" The Major and
the Judge " and the " Two Johns " —
will be repeted at Sanger Hall, but no
doubt due notice will be given by the
Business Men's Committee, which has
now dwindled down to Major Stiles.
One good turn deserves another.
The Knights of Labor liberally patron
ized the " Business Men's Show " at
Sanger Hall. Now let them show their
appreciation of our patronage by at
tending our show—"The Long Strike"
—which takes place at the Theatre on
the 17th of this month. It will only
cost you fifty cents.. It is very true,
it did not cost anything to attend the
Sanger Hall Show, but it was a cheap
affair anyhow. v
" Misery likes company," so does
'. mos Henry, the longest-tail rat prin
>.r in this city, who has been trying
to persuade others to violate their ob
ligation and go to work at Baughman
Brothers. f
We have started the " old women "
to fighting among themselves. This is
glory enough for us.
When a man states that Richmond
Typographical Union has a man in
each office in this city to decide what
class of matter shall be published and
that nothing is allowed to be published
reflecting on the workingmen, he sim
ply lies, and no gentleman should make
this statement until he is satisfied
that it is true. As an evidence that
such a statement is false, the Richmond
State, which has always been disposed
to deal fairly with the labor question,
published but a short time ago a letter,
purporting to have been written by a
school mann, which was full of abuse
against the Knights of Labor. In the
first place, the proprietors of the news
papers in this city have too much in
dependence about them to submit to
such an outrage, and in the next place
Ie Union printers have too much good
nse to attempt anything of the kind
1 the contrary, the employers and
lployees of the Union offices in this
y live together like brothers and it
very seldom indeed that anything
er occurs to disturb their kindly feel
gs towards each other.
The strike of the street-car drivers
New York was short but sweet. It
suited in a complete victory. If it
id not been for the unreasonableness
of the street-car companies this strike
could have been avoided.
•*m» as if the Business Men's
I Committee has left Major Smiles to
"hold the bag." He not only haste
:do the talking for the Committee, but
' also the fighting. We don't blame
them for getting out of a bad job, but
we think they are treating the Major
rather badly.
The Legislature dropped one crumb
to the poor workingman—the Convict
Labor bill. We have not read the bill,
bat will present it to our readers soon
for consideration. However, we thank
our friends for their indefatigable ef
forts in securing this crumb.
Mr. Henry L. Carter was elected to
the Legislature as a representative of
the working class, and we can bear wit
ness to the fact that be did everything
in his power in behalf of their interests.
Few men ef such limited experience in
legislative bodies can boast of a better
record, and fewer still have displayed
more energy and performed their du
ties more faithfully. Whatever has
been left undone is no fault of his, but
the fault of those who cannot realize
that workingmen have rights which
should be respected. On behalf of the
workingmen of this city we tender him
our thanks for having honestly and
faithfully discharged his duty.
Where was the Judge when the gal
lant Major charged on Howard!
The Boycott Committee intended
noticing the attempt of Major Stiles
and his committee to throw some of
the responsibility for not securing the
passage of an arbitration law on them,
but Mr. Howard stole their thunder
and they think he fully explained the
whole matter.
**- Ocr pugilistic friends of the legal
fraternity should study " John L Sul
livan on the Art of Self-Defence."
Last Wednesday Mr. John Howard
had another opportunity of getting off
his favorite expression: "Where is
your Commonwealth's Attorney ?
Where is your grand jury?"
If two men meet by accident on
Main street and smack each other's
jaws it is 'not conspiracy, but if two
men arrange to meet in a law office
and smack each other's jaws it is con
spiracy, and therefore must be de
nounced by the citizens' meeting. Is
that good law, Mr. Royall ?
Organizers in the jurisdiction of Dis
trict Assembly 84 are hereby notified
not to organize any new Assemblies
for forty days, but to devote their
time as far as possible to instructing
tjte Assemblies already organized in
ttie work of the Order. This order is
imperative and must be obeyed.
If Brothers Payne, formerly of Eureka,
and Brother Frank Campbell, formerly
of Electric, both of this city, have suc
ceeded in organizing a fine Assembly
in Danville. The name of this Assem
bly is Electric, and if it does as good
work as its illustrious name-sake, it
will have no regrets. Brother Camp
i.bell was unanimously elected Master
The thanks of the workingmen are
due Aldermen Page, Dickerson and
Taylor for their earnest efforts in be
half of the ordinance to increase the
city employees' salaries, and we hope
they may yet succeed in getting this !
ordinance through the Board of Alder
We understand a certain huckster in j
the New Market wants some one to \
paint him a sign to be stretched across j
the street stating that he is not a ■
Knight of Labor and has no use for
the Order. We hope some K. of L.
painter will accommodate him. We
think we know the cause of his sore-|
The wages of a large number of the <
employees of the Bichmond Cedar j
Works have been raised, and every
j thing is working smoothly at this es
tablishment We sincerely hope that
our working people will create such a
demand for the goods of this home en
terprise as to justify a still further
raise of wages, which we are satisfied
the management will give as soon as
: their business will justify it
\. We predicted that the action of the
I citizens'meeting would react on those
i-prytpgal iin it. *arr-th=
been fulfilled. The idea of that meet
ing was to cause dissension in the Or
t der of the K. of L, and now we find
these citizens fighting among them
Major Stiles visits Mr. Howard's of
fice with an apology already prepared
for Mr. Howard to sign, but Mr. How
ard refuses to sign it whereupon Mr.
Stiles boxes Mr. Howard's jaws, and
then brags about it in a card in the
public print This is trespass and as
sault and if the law is carried out Mr.
Stiles will have to go to jail.
Beother Mullen has been confined
to his bed since Monday night by a se
vere attack of rheumatism, but we are
glad to state that he is much improved
and the probability is that he will be
at bis post in a day or two. His cor
respondence will necessarily be delayed
a few days.
Captain Trevellick, after going
through the factory of Messrs. Allen &
Ginter, said it was the cleanest, light
est and best ventilated establishment
of the kind he had ever visited. This
is a compliment indeed, for the Captain
has visited every corner of the world
All carriage painters are requested
to meet at K. of L. Hall, on Ninth
street, Saturday evening, March 20th,
at 7:30. Please be prompt.
We return thanks for an invitation
i to St. Patrick's Day banquet to be
, given at D. Columbus', March 17th.
, The committee is composed of the fol
i j lowing well known gentlemen: William
i Daffron, William Rankin, James Hayes,
W. T. Reddy, James L. Capston,
TbcirjM Cox, Taomai, E jae; Mr.
" I&ufoh is Chief SfeftftefhU Fvfif.pre
»id< at the banquet
; Bistrict Assembly No. 84, meets
s this Saturday evening promptly at I
I o'clock.
Workingmen are becoming enlight
ened and no longer engage in fist
, fights; they have turned this occupa-
I tion over to the professional gentlemen
of our city.
1 Dealers throughout the city are
: agreeing .to use only Union made cigars.
■ Buy only those having the Blue Lable
on the box.
> Boycott " rat printing" establish-
F meits and dealers.
ccording to notice, Brother R. F.
rellick delivered two lectures in this
citjfrthis week. The public lecture was!
deli/ered at the Armory last Monday :
nigL'. This lecture was intended for
those who are not members of the
Order; and, as there had been recently
shown a disposition by outsiders to
learn something about the principles
of our Order, it was expected that the
hall would be filled with this class, and
therefore the members of the Order I
refrained from going, so as to give
them a fair opportunity to obtain this
much-desired knowledge. The crowd
was not as large as might have been
expected, however, from the interest
recently manifested in our Order, not
more than eight or nine hundred peo
pie being present.
We regret that we have not space
for the whole of Bro. Trevellick's able
lecture, and will not attempt to give a
* vnopsis, as such would do him great
ijUst^BT - It was clear and forcible, "
and at times the eloquent speaker
elicited immense applause.
The secret lecture took place at Old
Market Hall, which was crowded with
members of the Order, none of whom
will ever regret being present. One
enthusiastic member says that Bro.
Trevellick's exemplification of the
secret work surpassed anything of the
kind he had ever witnessed, and it
made him feel like giving up everything
else and dedicating the balance of his
life to the Noble Order of the Knights
of Labor.
Bro. Trevellick's visit to our city was
a great success, and no doubt will do a
great deal of good. We hope the
noble brother may find it congenial to
pay us another visit soon.
We would take occasion here to call j
attention to the discrimination made
against our Order in granting the use
of the Armory on such occasions. We I
know no reason why we are not as
: much entitled to the free use of tht
| Armory as any other class of our citi
' zens, but such is not the case. Others
can secure the Armory for balls, lectures
or any other purpose without aDy
charge, but when the Knights of Laboi
use the Armory they are charged if 50 by
the City Engineer; yet people ask why '
the workingmen are dissatisfied with
our city government and want a change.'
It will be remembered that at the so
called "Citizens' Meeting," held at
; Sanger Hall on February 22d, Mr.
John Howard caused no little uncom
fort to the Business Men's Committee
Iby making a speech in keeping with
' the spirit of the resolutions presented
by that committee, but unfortunately
something they did not want. It seems
as if it was the programme of said
committee to adopt resolutions that
would be satisfactory to our most ex
treme enemies and at the same time
rWeive the workingmen by making
sugar-quoted speeches. Mr. Howard
had not been posted and he unwitting
ly gave the game away. Taking in the
situation, Colonel Purcell and Major
Stiles immediately proceeded to muzzle
Mr. Howard, and happily succeeded for
tl« time being. Mr. Howard quietly
submitted to the inevitable; but his
feelings were too deeply wounded to
remain silent long, because he thought
he was helping the committee out of
their well-concocted scheme to suppress
the most available weapon ever placed
if the hands of the workingmen—the
biycott He waited patienly for his
to apologize 'for what he sup
attack on Lin;
"to deceive the Knights of Labor, know
ing that it is customary for lawyers to
abuse each other while in court to
please their clients and then walk out
and take a social drink together ; but
the long-looked for apology did not
come. His injured feelings would not
permit him to remain quiet any longer
and last Tuesday he laid his grievances
before the public in a three and-a half
column article of small type in the
Richmond State.
It is undoubtedly a very carefully
prepared and well written article and
the points he makes against the com
mittee are ably and clearly brought out,
ar-d shows that Mr. Howard is a rather
bad man to have for an opponent in an
argument on any question. Of course
there are many points he makes against
thaj committee which we know nothing
alx nt and do not desire to be under
stood in any sense as endorsing the
anticle. However, we will say that
tfifken as a whole, it shows this com
mittee up in a very bad light to the
public gaze, and there are many charges'
made which cannot be explained away
by smacks or innuendoes. We shall only
notice that portion of the article which
refers to the action of the committee in
regard to the labor question.
Mr. Howard, in the following extract
from his article, charges the committee
with double-dealing and violating the
agreement they had made with the
1 labor committee. This is a very severe
charge and we give it to our readers in
his own words:
And if there be anything worse
whore all is incalculably bad, it was th
abortive attempt to hold with the bar
and run with the hormds. The bar" is
Jtusinesß- s&mstitti'j
Knights of Labor and the Typographi
j cal Union was that the Baughman boy
rrerritfeg "should stand." From the re
solutions and addresses denouncin
boycotting, it is plain that the commii
tee knew they had done wrong in agree
ing that the boycotting should stand
From the absence of any resolution
ratifying the boycotting, coupled withj
the thunders of denounciation fulmi-1
nated upon it, it is plain that the com- j
m.tti.e did not intend to be considered
as keeping their bargain, if they could i
help it, by casting upon boycotting a
lio-aiiing cloud of condemnation, flash
ing its destruction. The usual result!
of li üble dealing followed, with the
|:bxtr»ordinary result of a double decep
tion. The boycotters were justly in-
I dignant at a plain breach of faith on \
; th" part of the committee in not fairly
md squarely recommending the ratifi-!
cation by the meeting of the boycotting
.if the Baughmans, as per contract.
'Aad the citizens who had by anticipa- j
tion been in some sort vicariously ;
pledged to that contract by adopting '
the-' resolutions of condemnation, and ]
yetpermitting the boycotting to stand,
werF placed unadvisedly in the peculiar '
predicament of denouncing a crime >
srd c infracting and compounding with
the vriminals for its continuation. It
is sife to say that no intelligent citizen
intended to place himself in that absurd
andj dishonorable position. But such :
was] the necessary result, under the cir j
cunistances, of the adoption of the re
solutions offered by the committee as
the grand consummation and flower of :
their achievements.
I thought at the time, and still think,
that it was a great mistake in the first
place ever to have made a bargain with
the boycotters that the boycotting of
|he Baughmans should stand. But I
j lso thought, and still think, that if it
' 'as honestly made, it should have been
} i ;nestly kept and carried out, or openly
•tjndoned and repudiated after due
hotice. I could not understand the
.' p or principle of bad faith even as -
i :<.'e4 bad bargain, and I knew that while
the Knights of Labor and the Typo
•jf phical Union might be in error, as I
1 • saved them to be, in the modes adopt
eu by them for the redress of their
all >ged grievances, there were among
th m, and in great majority, men of
i good brains and good hearts and do
ing of all respect and considera-
I tioi —men made in the true image of
| the* Maker—full of noble thoughts
■ an* right feelings, whom to treat in bad
\ fan l was not merely an insult but, a
; gre it wrong. I was not surprised,
efore, that they have with singular
; unanimity resented that insult and
v, rong, and I must say that I respect
them for it Nor was I surprised that
all of their different organizations and
M tnblies have fully endorsed the ac
tic i of their cheif representative, Mr.
M.illen, who was so eloquently and I
must think, unnecessarily denounced
by the honorable chairman of the busi
ness committee, speaking for them all,
foi the man had only manfully stood by
Mm opinions in exacting as a condition
of peace elsewhere a contract for con
til ling the boycotting of the Baugh
mans, and if that bargain was not in
tei.ded to be carried out it should never
c been made.
\ appreciate the compliments paid
tl w jrkingmen by Mr. Howard and
wi are glad to see that there is one
man in Eichmond opposed to boycott
who is satisfied that we are not en
i!y bereft of honor and that we have
se ie enough at least to find our way
home at night when we finish our day's
1 labor. We recognize that Mr. Howard
is bitterly opposed to our mode of re
dressing wrongs and that his sympa
thies are with those who would suppress
boycotting, and therefore his exposure
;of thi workings of this committee
j should have all the more weight and be
; sufficient to disgust everybody in the
city. It should explain to the public
fully vliy the vexed question has not
been tettled and tea lesson to our
businm men in selecting future com
mittee). The members of the Business
Men's Committee cannot afford to let
these -barges go unanswered and they
shoult either prove that they did not
Edor c the boycott or explain why it
istlat they repudiated it after endors
er, it The six labor representatives
woo -r ere present can state what was
the mderstanding when the resolution
was idopted in the conference, and cer
tain!; their statement should either
acqui; or convict them. No, gentle
men, you cannot afford to let this
charre go unanswered—at least, that is
our >pinion, speaking from the work
ingnen's standpoint. We don't know
how" Society '' looks at it.
It does seem as if the Almighty
alwsys battles on the side of the right
' confusion a*id discord to
prevail \a. the ranks of the enemies of
fair and honest labor. A few days ago
the supporters of the " rat" firm were
jubilant, and they were bold enough to
denounce the men who were striving to
protect themselves and families as out
laws ; but a kind providence comes to
the rescue and starts them to fighting
among themselves. The fruits of all
their labor and scheming has been de
stroyed and now they pose before the
public in a pitiful and disgraceful
plight, fighting and quarrelling among
themselves, " dog eating dog,'' and dis
gusting both to business men and work
ingmen. We trust that the city may
be spared in the future from ever wit"
nessing such scenes; and should the
business men hereafter have any com
plaint against us, let them send a com
mittee of business men to meet us and
settle it, but leave out the lawyers if
yon don't want trouble. '
The boycott committee debated in
their minds this week whether they
should congratulate their friends on
the favorable aspect of the boycott or
to apologize to the public for the meagre
list they have to present for their
perusal. We assure you that we have
done our best towards making it com
plete, but it appears that we would
; have much better success in making
, out a white list than a black one, as
the field is much larger and the material
more abundant.
We have made rapid strides this
week and it is apparent to a man up a
tree that somebody is getting sick.
All customers of the boycotted firm
in whatever jyjspect will be posted.
i he list so far obtainable is as follows:
W. S. FORBES & Co., Ninth and
Byrd street
R. G. DUN, mercantile agent.
JOHN F. TOLER, florist J
Sanctuary op L. A. 3488, \
Richmond, March 8, 1886. j
Whereas, At a meeting of citizens of
this city, held at Sanger Hall, on Feb
ruary 22d, certain lawyers and others
; saw fit to attack our organization,
! using as the object upon which to vent
their spleen our District Master Work
man ; therefore, be it
Jlesolved, By Excelsior Assembly in
regular session assembled, comprising
; over 450 voters, among which are mm
I isters, doctors, merchants, and repre
sentatives of every branch of mechan
| ical skill, That we denounce the state
! ments of ex-Judge George L. Christian
and ex-Col. Purcell that Brother Mul
j len was interested in the Knights of
Labor through mercenary motives, as
i being without the shadow of founda
■ tion in fact.
Jlesolved, That we reaffirm our con
! fidence in Brother Mullen, and pledge
; ourselves anew to stand by him as a
I unit in his laudable endeavor to elevate
i the condition of the industrial classes
jof this city.
Jlesolved, That the thanks of this
j Assembly are hereby extended to the
brothers composing the conference
committee for their praiseworthy ef
forts to bring about an amicable ad
justment of the differences now exist
ing between certain employers and
Resolved, That this Assembly is of
the opinion that the so called business
meeting of February 22d was brought
about at the instance of attorneys and
- (jiiuevs, ostensibly for legitimate pur
poses, but really to frighten into dis
ruption those composing our organiza
tion by quoting obsolete English laws.
Jlesolved, That by our conduct as
citizens of Richmond, ever striving to
do unto others as we wish to be done
by, we shall prove to this our people
that we are neither criminals nor
brigands, but loyal subjects of the
Commonwealth of Virginia, seeking
: only that which we are at all times
'■ willing to mete out to others— -justice.
Jlesolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be furnished the Labor Herald
for publication. M. J. Powers,
W. A. Roberts,
L. A. Tucker,
J. S. Troweb.
Rooms Richmond Typographical"}
Union, No. 90, V
Richmond, Va., March 5, 188 G. )
At a regular meeting of Richmond
Typographical Union, No. 90, held on
the above date, the following resolu
tions were unanimously adopted:
Jlesolved, 1. That we pronounce as
. utterly untrue the charges made by
Judge Christian and Colonel Purcell
against W T . H. Mullen, a member of
this Union, in the so called citizens'
meeting held in this city on February
22d, 1886; on the contrary, we express
the greatest confidence in him.
Jlesolved, 2. That we condemn in
the severest terms the third and fourth
resolutions adopted at that meeting as
insulting to the members of Richmond
Typographical Union, No. 90, the
i Knights of Labor, and all trades union-
I iste, and calculated to create bad feel-
ing in oar midst, and as detrimental to
the best interests of onr people.
Resolved, 3. That a copy of these
resolutions, with the signatures of the
President and Recording Secretary at
tached, be published in the daily papers
and the Labor Herald.
By order of the Union.
B. H. Hudson, President
W. S. Woodson, Recording Secy.
Richmond, Va., March 8, 1886.
At a regular meeting of the Cigar-
Makers' Union, No. 133, held this date,
the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, L That we readily adopt
the action of the Typographical Union.
2. That we pledg6 ourselves not to
handle any boycotted goods.
3. That we have all manner of confi
dence in Mr. W. H. Mullen, and be
lieve the charges made against him at
the so-called citizen's meeting held at
Sanger Hall, February 22d, to be false.
4. That a copy of these resolutions
be published in The State and The
Labor Herald.
By order of the Union.
Charles R. Hagan, President
W. A. Dawson, Recording Secretary.
At a regular meeting of Cockade
City Assembly, No. 4314, held on
[ Thursday evening, March 4th, the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, tat the meeting purporting
to be of the business men of the city of
Richmond Odd on the night of the
22d Sanger Mall, a set of
I resolutions w»s offered grossly and un
justly misrepresenting the respected
! and honored District Master Workman
! of District Assembly No. 84, in stating
that he was ictuated by personal mo
tives in takirg the stand that he did in
the meeting of the Conference Com
mittee, recently held in the Chamber of
Commerce; herefore. be it
Resolved, That this Assembly de
clares W. H.iMullen to be a true, tried
and faithful Wend of labor, who would
spurn to be -uilty of such acts as have
been attribu id to him.
Resolved, That we extend to Bro.
Mullen our assurance of true friend
ship and bn therly love, and promise
to faithfully phold him in the honor
able and we thy work in which he is
Resolved, That we believe that a
direct effort s being made to crush out
! the Order oithe Knights of Labor by
creating a prejudice against its head
Whereas, rhis Stewart Assembly,
K. of L., Not 2601, of Newport News,
las heard through the press and other
shannels of n attack made upon our
lorthy brotfer, W. H. Mullen, D. M
IT. of D. A. <*o. 84, of Richmond, Va,
3\- a meeting styling itself a citizens'
neeting, at Sanger Hall, in that city,
>n the 22dof February, 1886; and
whereas, we recognize in him a worthy
champion ofa just cause,
Resolved, That we extend to Bro.
Mullen our fraternal congratulations
that he hat, by a meritorious past
been able to refute all charges brought
igainst him.
Resolved, That we extend to him
jur true friendship and brotherly lore,
mil full em or sal of the action then
taken, and full approval of the coarse
taken since t»en.
Resohied, That a copy of these reso
lutions be forwarded to Bro. Mullen as
\ token of «ur appreciation of the
effort he is nuking for the good of the
jnlec -'-■ ■<<• -
Unanimously adopted, March 9th,
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Boston Taking the Lead.
For several months past we have
Deen publishing news from Boston
ivbic'i has given abundant evidence
that Boston is taking the lead of all
the cities of the country in the work of
iabor organization, and in making pre
paration for the advent of the eight
hour working day—which are the two
lominant questions of the present
The news sent us weekly by Brother
Brown, of the tidal swell in all the
Boston industries toward the Knights
A Labor, has been like a romance.
IYade after trade, battalion after bat
allion, scores upon scores of them,
lave marched up to the Order, and
aken their places "under the Shield.'
[t is like the uprising after the fall oi
Sumter, when tens of thousands oi
:uen found themselves falling into line,
organized as companies, regiments,
urigades, and divisions, all of one great
Union army, preparing for action—but
n the present case, both sexes are seen
n the ranks of the impatient host It
s not only an inspiring spectacle, but
tis full of promise; for the first work
:o be undertaken, the work preliminary
;o all else, is that of organization. The
'orces must be marshaled, trained, and
Drought under a controlling idea, before
;here can be conquest or victory. The
ivorking people of Boston are falling
inder the spell of organized enthusiasm
lor duty. Boston is now, beyond
rnestion, the "banner city" of the
Knights of Labor.
The to be won is the
'normal working day" of eight hours,
ro win it the Order is giving such
energy as is to be seen in no other city
A the country. At the weekly agita
;ion meetings reported for us by Bro.
Brown—including the Faneuil Hall
lemon stration of February 22—scores
if the ablest speakers have argued the
question in all its phases before inter
ested multitudes. The Boston Central
Labor Union has had it under debate
dmost every Sunday; and last Sunday
t was finally determined that the mat
;er should be referred to the several
Unions for their decision, which is to
ie rendered without delay; and we
nave no donbt that there will be such
i showing as can be equaled by no
>ther city in the land. We do not
know of any trade there but the cigar
tiakers which has yet pledged itself, as
:he Chicago bricklayers have done, to
idopt the eight-hour system on the Ist
>f next May ; but we feel assured that,
vithin the next few weeks, we shall be
lold not a few of them on the eight
lour platform. In this preliminary
skirmish, we look for Boston to set an
example to all our other American
:ities. After all it is but a preliminary
skirmish. The great movements in the
itruggle for justice will follow after, in
iue order.
Boston takes the lead in organization
md action Let us raise a storm of
cheers for our brethren of Boston!
Let other cities, from New York to
Chicago and San Francisco, fall into
line. We shall all be proud to have
Boston take the lead, even as she did
in the old times that "tried men's
Wake up, ye laggards of New York!
We of this city are far behind in the
agitation of the eight-hour question.
Several trades have held meetings about
it and the cabinetmakers and cigar
makers have shown a genuine interest
in it But we have had no great public
demonstrations like thoee of Boston '•
and our Central Labor Union is, in
this respect, far and away behind that
of Boston. We ought to have a great
eight-hour demonstration every week
from now till May.
Boston has taken the lead. Let
Boston show us all that she is able to
keep in the lead. Knights of Labor in
Boston! we salute you!— Swinton.
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and serious complications. Legislation,
with our present light, cannot disen
tangle them. We have got to study
and experiment a good many years
before we can arrive at even
an approximation to an adequete
solution of the great problem of
the wages. Workingmen do not know
any better than capitalists or profession
al men what is to be done. They know,
and everybody knows, that society ought
to be so constituted that the share of the
common stock of wealth apportioned
to each member of the community
should bear a strict proportion to
bis ability, his industry and his thrift
Under right social conditions there
would be no such thing as un
deserved poverty, and no pos
sibility for immer..«. accumulation of
wealth in the hands of individuals or
corporations. But the way to bring
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