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fJtrtered a t tbe *t Richmond, Va., as
Now is the ti -su ' ne boycott.
Richmond r a thoroughbred
mported R?v M.
Now let the te .'barge. We've
got them on t ijt^^^A
Hn.ru'i f_jß BBkb«'' '' '''"'
--'■'-"Buck " and
Royal Baking Powdßa!
The smaller youripay the greater
your need of organization.
"It is well to be f>yal, but not too
Royall."—Colonel, M pr and Judge.
Royal-tv has coiaii' iced its annual
periphrastical in this State.
To whom it may concern : Take no
tice, we are on the ma of a Royall boy
The President hdfe signed the bill
legalizing the incorporation of trades
Mr. Royall, like the mountain, la
bored hard and came a little
Oveb 40,000 we fabgmen attended a
picnic at Rising Sni. Park, Philadel
phia, July 5 th.
Mr. Moore, the g«tleman who drew
the watch at ProgrA Fair, will please
cnll at this office. |
TnE head of Royallty is often filled
with something else" than wisdom—
rtud, for instance.
Mr. Lange, of Moii roe W T ard, struck
the first blow for thy abolishment of
the contract system.
Read the blacklist; and make your
patronage felt on e/very one whose
name appears on that list.
Mr. Royall wants s". law to force the
workingrnen of Richmrtid to patronize
their enemk s. How
The cholera has maoßjlkr|rinearance
in Italy We hope .. I
taiiff will be placed opOSi '.'■ ■ .*
Baughman Brothers are about to
give up the fight. Like a drowning!
man, they catch at straws. Don't diej
so hard. '
The Congressionsl bee is buzzing
around considerably and "the dear
people" are receiving .all the attention
possible. i
I* The old "rat" establishment is about
I /to cave in. Let it fall with a crash
] / that will be a warning to all enemies of l
' ; labor in the future.
"If Brown and J ;es agree not to
deal with a certain arty it is con
spiracy." Are we tee afflicted with
this nonsenpe again'
His Lor< ship wouk' have the work
ingrnen of_ Richmond to understand
that they must do<# he says or else
they will be put in prison.
Coupon business nhst be dull or
Mr. Royall could not the time to
amuse himself with trying to persecute
the workingrnen of Richmond.
Attend the nezi meeting of your
Assemblies. The Boycott Committee
will be with you ami the subject of
discussion will be British Royallty.
The evidence furnisked the State re
porter by Mr. Royall might do before
a jury composed ci Rcyalls, but it will
hardly do before a jurf of fair-minded
Me. W t itt would no- concur in Mr.
Royall's opinion. Oh no. Mr. Witt
does not receive his *ving from the
enemioo of Virginia, course he
■IZXIA. TL°t JiitillUK^ajß^ak.
There is not a I Becord where
boycotters who them-
orderly have been
punished. The cape Aided by Judge
Sloan has no baarit g .. the boycott in
Richmond whatever.
Mr. G. Waddy Wils gives Mr. Roy
all a severe "rolling ver the coals,"
and shows that the one reputed work
ingman's friend has cangod consider
ably since he bec.imecoinisol for the
"bloated bondhoi< -
All of the K. ol I Assemblies that
have met since the Rvidi proclamation
was published hay ] -dged their sup
port to the Boycjt* Committee and
evinced their i».t ■:' • to make it
warm for the "re\ iarbor.
It is obvioffrthaL" Buck" and Mr.
Witt did not read iw in the same
school, and the foru-ir is trying hard
to convince the Lntt; iiathis interpre
tation is the co if )ne. But, then,
you know "Bu ' i hired man.
We congratulate ur friend, Oliver ;
Mountcastle, on his lection to the po-1
sition of First iaw.iant Chief of the {
Fire the Depart
ment should" be"B^i. a t u iated on se
curing such a to its
number. I
We are now having a Royall
Knights of Labor ai! ove t the coun
try are petitioning Congre* 3 to pass a
land-forfeiting bill. Ti ■3 * jice of the
people must be obeyed. 3 f not men
must be obeyed. If not r*n will be
sent to Congress with a
that they must obey thegAßle.
The British yoke of BBjMiy_JFas
thrown off by our foreßßßßWiore
than a century ago hardly
be placed back now. >ry if the
Boycott Committee cot; deprived
of trial by jury and ca i over to
England they might be Si up accor
ding to the Royall idea.
Of course, the re-e]<v «i of Mr.
Purcell as keeper of Mom '*» Park was
disappointing totheKnig iof Labor.
This man has been mo; 'Jfensive to
the Order than any office llder in the
city. But why blame th gfonimittee ?
It is the fault of the bol f made
it possible for the old Ri) to get con
trol of this committee.
We do not profess to f anything
about law, but we do kr:o &at several
months ago when M. Me, I published
his manifesto agai: si cotting, a
brother lawyer gave hm teh a drub
bing that he it to reply.
por.';ihlv heagß this '
h?s been assured have a
clear track. V
Mr. Royall having faied to break
up the Democratic party (faith his cc..:■■
pon business will now tr • his hand on I
the Knights of Labor. I< the farmers
of Virginia would make; the boycott
against the coupons more general they
would soon settle this debt question
and possibly deprive Mr. Royall of his
present lucrative position; But if you
don't look out Mr. Royall will have you
all in prison.
In speaking of the Reformers in our
last issue who faithfully represented
their constituents we Inadvertently
omitted the name of Mr. (James Bahen,
of Jackson Ward. Mr. Bahen has been
true to the labor cause a?id the people
of his ward may well be pro id of such
a representative. We hope that they
will send to the Council eh the next
election a full reprmen 'i<h ef such
men as Mr. Bahen.
The Westham Granire Company
gives notice that all of their employees
who refuse to work for stai vai ion wages
will be forever hereafter boycotted.
For several months this conpany has
been endeavoring to steVvt their em
ployees into submission, a? 1 having
failed to do so they now propose to
them that they can either return to
work or forever be debarred from em
ployment. We hope all iriends of
honest labox will withdraw their pat
ronage from these unfeeling c mployers.
If there is anything left
from the bolters
[ was elected to
on the sanßJtlay that Mr.
I Royall issued h s diatribelagainst him.
Mr. Schonberger ig a trtte Knight of
' Labor and holds his obligation to that
Order paramount to all other consider
ations. If he has ever said anything
against the proprietors of that harbor
for obligation breakers down on Main
street we have no doubt i.c is glad of
jitf If he is not he ough [ to be.
II Does anybody think fkr a moment
that tli9 prosecution an-i, in a remote
contingency, the convicti m of the Boy
cott Committee of conspi' :y, will stop
fnrther proceedings aga'n,;t the enemy
of honesty ? A few wio are unac
quainted with the of
this fight might conclude Jiat in such
event subsequent proceei ings would
interest us no more. Bt , this is far
from the truth. If the aw can be
twisted and contorted so is to convict
these gentlemen a large n-iniber stand
ready to take their places,jand we yen
tore to say that the (Habeas of the
long-tail Main street fiiir would molt
away as a cake of ice whei exposed to
the hot rays of the eun ; ;nd all with
out apparent cause. Such is the effect
of a silent boycott. All the working
men want and demand is justice, and
while waiting for that we vill continue
to boycott Baughman Brothers.
In an interview in lait/TuesdaY's
State Mr. William L. Rcl %k :
for the English bondholl
the of RicLu^g^Aßßßßß^
months by endeavonngTßperseeuie i
the Union printers of Rijioond, who i
are striving to make an haiest living |
for themselves and families. Mr. Royall 1
claims to be the counsel jof Messrs.
Baughman Brothers, a firr>i which em- i
ploys unfair labor and c .deavors to i
drag the wages of printer down to ;
the lowest rate possible.. T-e grievance
of the firm is that the organized work- :
ingmen of this city refuse t, i patronize :
them or their customers, have ap
pointed a committee to «ep them
informed as to the moveagßts of the
firm's customers. This, in BWopinion
of Mr. Royall, is pun- :
ishable under the law. 4
We have so often reviewwi the cir
cumstances which led to me trouble
between the Messrs. Eraaman and
Richmond Typographical Jkion that
our readers would not boßßghtoncd
in tic least by a
in the case at this time.BBBBTa free
country and we believe f| Wp have a
perfect right to spend our 18-d earned
wages wherever we feel disposed. If |
we, as an organized I>o ly o:' working- {
men, find that a certain firm is opposed |
to us and conducting its business in a
manner detrimental to or.r inter
ests, we believe that it is orß privilege
to show our disapproval of mid firm's
; conduct by giving our patronage to
some other firm more disposed to deal
fairly and honestly with ;he working
men. We may find it necessauHas has
been the case in the BanjAan boy
cott, to appoint a commrtßßjo keep
us informed as to those who aljiatron
izing the objectionable firmßind if
necessary publish a list of those cus
tomers for our guidance. It srems to
us in the eyes of the law and the pub
lic we have a perfect right to do this.
This is the crime with which we are
charged and for which we are ;. formed
by Mr. Royall we are to be puuished
Mr. Royall claims that Mr. Schon
berger has formed a combination with
three other gentlemen, known as the
Boycott Committee, for the purpose of
ruining the Messrs. Baughman. He
makes this statement without producing
any evidence whatever to prove it. H,
as he claims, Mr. Schonberger has
taken a great dislike to the Messrs.
Baughman on account of their unfair
ness to his brother workmen, und has
endeavored to induce his friends to
patronize some other firm, it seems to
us he had a perfect right to? do so.
Was it any moro incumbent tupon Mr.
Schonberger to keep secret tha names
of the customers of the . Messrs.
Baughman tlmn for an emp oyee of
any other firm to conceal the j lames of
their customers. We *b«i- J \< \ a
community that it is atraid ioi j
tomers to be known that it tftebout
time it was closing business. iBJ also
complains that Mr. SchonbermßJafter
he had been discharged, waßßl the
linn's wagon and the
Boycott Committee. This II the
privilege of every citizen, anßatfß is
no reason why Mr. Schonberfflßjould
be deprived of it. Why, MBBoyall
might watch a man go into
and use it to his detriment ifflßVlt so
disposed. The street* rJßßß^ctiy
. free to Mr. Schonberger, felt
disposed, as charged by Mr. Ijlll, to
follow this wagon around aißßeure
the names of the firm's c J L he
had a right to do so. I BT |
Of course the Black List BBBshed
as a guidance for memberßßlabor
. organizations, and they
to withdraw their patronage
whose names appear on that ll
The boycott against BaughnßEros.*
has been in progress now foißßy sir-.
months and it is very stran»^deed,
1 that at this late day that firiLnab J'
' covered that it was unlawful, ft shows_
■ that they are weakening aider the,
' pressure and as a last resort ley pro ,
pose to ask the courts to piot jt them
■in their efforts to defeat the ejects of
'. justice; they propose to ask
1 through Mr. Royall, that ißßhree
gentlemen composing the
mittee shall be imprisoned BJause
they, as the representatives of oßiized
' labor, are opposing them
l efforts to reduce to starvatiol
> the printers of this city. Thl
or jury that I;-," •al
ian outrage "would be a
free and enlightened land.
Mr. Royall gave an evideiAWf his
willingness to prosecute theßßntle->
, men some time ago, and weßßpose
he expects to make himself ißMus in
his efforts to persecute are
1 endeavoring to protect from
unjust competition in their trgPe. He
will find that he is dealing vijth men
who are thoroughly satisfied 'hey are
doing their duty and whom hsj cannot
brow-beat or frighten and wheijWill die
and rot in prison before they will
So far as we are eoncernetr*we will
continue to push the boycott reg irdless
of Mr. Royall and his so-called con
spiracy laws. No boycott Las ever
been conducted more ordeßT and
quietly. The obligation breakeM|Whom
Baughman Brothers have here
from different parts of ABBWntry
have not been threatened I itmi
with in any way whatel Iwe
have done is to withdraw ol ling'
from the " rat " harbor andßJ Btom -
ers. If this is conspiracy, Mnßßyail,
you can make the most of 11 We
think you will find this businedßßbont
as inglorious as your the
Poindexter case. I
One of the peculiarities of tlßßblt is
that it turned out to be a regullflmily
affair, in which the men holßßj the
balance of power in the CouudßJtook
advantage of their position to a߻mce
the interests of theirjMlatives. BE
i}, ■. .
in bringing about the boljfßßVe was
rewarded with the positiOflßfcf Ser
geant-at-Arms for a relative Vho had
been defeated in the caucus.
Mr. M. F. Hudnall, at whose house
the plot was conceived and cai d into
execution by which the will oi t -c peo
ple was defeated, was given a | .lace in
the Gas Inspector's office for h,s son,
although it is said this yonn-- man is
not p, qualified voter.
Mr. Evan Snead, who always laimed
that, be had no axe to grind, L &ed all
the influence he could bring to bear to
secure the positiou of Assistant Super
intendant at the Almshouse for his
Mr. Montgomery also endeavored, to
get a son in the Gas Inspector s office.
We understand another one if the
bolters endeavored to get bis Lather
in the Fire Departmeut, and have
no doubt all are sec-king some l n -ard
for their treachery to the ea;'-. of
The people will soon see ■ in
[ wardness of the whole of • T?gly
j business and they will then cover
I how much they have been dee : d in
certain men elected on the ; ;form
ticket. They will see the selli amo
tives which actuated them h ! ting
the Reform caucus and the abs dity
of the reasons assigned for their ac ion
will become more apparent 1 icy
know that any mistake which had leen
made could have been corrected in the
caucus; but then if they stayed in the
caucus they could not hold the bah nee
of power and secure the nomination of
their relatives or particular favorites.
They had been squarely beat in aba
cus, but they were determined to '. *ye
their way if it required a violatic a of
their caucus pledge. They knew at
in a little room on Fourth street *tth
eight or nine present they could j, 4 in
their particular favorites and ihey
knew by giving certain large offic* to
the ring they could secure their "Sec
tion. %
The more we see of the cond tof
these bolters the more thorougl iy do
we become convinced that the paople
of this city have never a
more disgraceful political crime. How
these men can reconcile their owr con
sciences is a mystery to us. Th Re
formers carried this city by an fever
whelming majority, yet by the perfidy
and treachery of a few of their number
all the fruits of their victory have been
destroyed and they are virtually placed
at the meray of the same old Ring
which they defeated at the municipal
election. Was there ever a mofe in
glorious surrender after such
victory ? Was tbt -j. morofjy|B|
teres£ of the people? Tasfee, ever
, a more shameful disregard of fc will
of the people by their trusted represen
tatives? But a day of reckons p is
coming and every living soul contacted
with the outrage upon the peopta will
be made to bide their faces in sikanie.
Reformers, do not be
because your representatives bsi c de
ceived you. You may learn a Sjsson
from experience and be more careful
in your selection of standard- b» arers
at the next election. The wilt #f the
people must and will prevail!
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The following parties are patroos of
Baughman Brothers, the only rat"
printing office in the city of Rich ion.d
The list will be revised weekly.
f City Railway Company.
• Geo. A Haynes.
w' J. W. Randolph & Co.
/Harrelson & Crump. *
*KW. W. Cosby, C & O Restuarant.
>Weisiger & Co., wholesale clots , rs
13th, between Main and Franki v
• Fourqurean, Price, Temple & Co.
• Antrim & Bowie.
/West, Johnson & Co. «
,' Horace Blackmur, tobacco fae jjgß
sJsth street, bet. Main and Fran feln.
»R. H. Dibbrell, general tobacco br< >]««•,
corner 12 th & Cary streets.
-P. Lambert & Bros., butchera» New
Market A
/Slater & Atkins, general meijHi.dise
brokers, 14th bet. Cary and Bb ti
; W. H. Turpin, seed dealer,
• !T. R Wyles & Co., commission aier-
Cary Street.
Kidd, special agent Life isu-
Brance Company of Virginia. t
August Hot • —
I'J. H. Yarbrough, green grocier,' Mar
shall street, near New Market
t R. E. Tiller, New Market.
v'N. W. Bowe, real estate agent, ;I|fi st.
y Powers, Taylor & Co., wholesale djrug
gists, Main street |
R. Cooke, grocer, Main between
• Second and Third streets.
t» ,/ W. J Johnson, wholesale groce;, 14th
, and Cary.
* y J. D. Mosby & Bros., nurserymea.
.'McCarthy & Haynes, grocers, I road
' street near 7th.
t'iWatkins, Cottrell & Co., hardy/are,
» Main street.
p'J. B. Moore, insurance agent.
/City Bank.
/S. H. Hawes, coal dealer, corner 18th
■ and Cary streets.
? B. S. Howard, stationer, .Qrner oth
and Broad streets.
~ Cringan, Watkins & Co., who'osale
. grocers, No. 18 14th street.
1 Hall, Powers & Co., wholesale/ wnfec
-1 tioners, 1320 Main street
) W. S. Forbes & Co., provisions, Ninth
, and Byrd streets.
I F. H. Dean, agent for "Tip Top" Flour.
Valentine's Meat Juice.
1 Charles Watkins & Co., comimssion
1 merchants, wholesale grocers, and
fertilizers, 1412 Cary street.
John F. Toler, florist, 18 Laural street
Sublett & Cary, commission nier<- ! ants,
13th street between Main and, Gary.
; Sublett & Frayser, conimisskm mer
> chants, Basin bank.
Charles S. Grates & Co., general mer
chandise brokers, Virginia streot.
T. C. Williams & Co., tobacconists 117
7th street and Arch and 7th.
Silas Shelbnrn, commission meneant,
1209 Cary street
' Charles D. Hill & Co., Centre ware
> house.
: James R. Eilyson, leaf tobacco com
, mission merchant 1304 Cary street
11. G. Dan & Co., mercantile a!
1311 Main street (second flool
E- P. Reeves, druggist e w
Franklin, Davis & Co., Main strett-
W. A. James & Read, tobacco fertili
zers. Basin Bank.
Editor of' The Labor Herald:
Times still remain dull and at-de is
far from being satisfactory hera Many
of the Order are out of employmant
and anxiously wait for business to "pen
We have eleven Assemblies i 1 this
city and suburbs all doing well. -Some
of them are still without their charters,
and complain of the delay in their ac
quisition. Next week I hope to give
further particulars concernig them-
A co-operative store was si irted
about six weeks ago, and sin- <• yhe
opening has come up to all ex, nota
tions. As soon as the arrange -ents
are fully settled, it is believed that
every K. of L., where possible, wiL take
shares. One of the chief principles of
! the Order is co operation, and the
j officers of the enterprise wish to call
attention of the brethren to this wre
through your paper. This shou: i be
a great success if properly patronized.
There is also a wish to form a Dis- :
trict Assembly in this vicinity, <md I
understand action will shortly be taken
on that point.
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Mr. Wilde, Chairman of the! 3
Boycott Committee, Tells
the Truth About the
Matter. I j
He Has Right on His Side, and Mr.
Royall Will Come Out Second Best.
" Since reading the report concern
ing Mr. Wm. L. Royall's intentions in ■
relation to prosecuting the Boyco* \
Committee, have you anything to say
asked a State reporter of Mr. G. Wadd, ;
Wilde, chairman of said committee.
"I think," said Mr. Wilde, "the in
formation was given to Mr. Royall
with the belief that it would be pub
lished, and thereby deceive many peo
ple who never stop to think, and those
who would not put themselves to tb>e
trouble to find out the right. Many
believe the working people of this city
helped to place Mr. Royall in the posi
tion he holds to-day. How well he re
pays them for their kindness can befit
be understood by reading yesterday's
State and the following facts : By the
votes of the working people of this city,
secured through the influence of the
.printers working on Air. Royall's (W/t I
. v.-. \lr+. Ho..vnJi w«lj mm*
. Lineinnatti, he cast in*,, v. Bfn
[ the National Democratic Conveirfon
for Justice Field for President. lor
. this favor, many people assert,! the in-
I fluence of the New York Fields seemed
[ him the position of counsel for toe
English holders of Virginia securibls,
I which, as published, yields him an .in
come of $12,000 per annum. J.r.
, Royall does not conceal the fact t'-at
I he has endeavored from the beginni ig
, of the controversy of Baughman Brp h
, ers and the Richmond Typograpp lai
Union to get into a discussion with
members representing said Union. He
was cognizant of the fact that the^Ty
tpographieal Committee had been W nt
hn auonymous communication cal» la
1 ted to move men without intelligence
[ to take notice of Mr. Royall's actio s
Some time since Mr. Royall could hold
in no longer, so out he pops with bis
accumulation of law on boycotting. All
the propositions laid down by Mr.
Royall were most successfully, as I be
lieve, answered by Mr. D. L. PannilL >f ;
Pittsylvania. For some reason Mr.
Royall never thought proper to answer
Mr. Pannill.
" I do not know anything about the
authorities quoted by Mr. Royall, and
, am only surprised that he has not ]
quoted Bishop, an English authority,
to condemn what he has been pleased to
denominate an un-American custom. I j
desire to say that Mr. Royall's state I
1 ment as to the difference between Ricn
mond Typographical Union, No. ftO, j
and Baughman Brothers— i. c., a tie- j
mand by that union that
Brothers should «mploy such prinfr%|
!a* that union might uiewtto— uf fltif ■
tive, and does not in any sense repr -
sent the truth of the matter. Nor caji
he by any act or word of the Typo
. graphical Committee prove the asser
tion. I believe those words were far
-1 nished him with the intention to de
ceive. Every employing printer in this
city knows that the Union does not
dictate to them as to who they shall
I employ, and their evidence is sufficient
to prove that Mr. Royall did not know
' what he was writing about. Mr. Royall,
during his publication of The Common
wealth, employed union printers, and
1 knows that there was no dictation-or
interference with hiji then. If Mess's.
Baughman Brothers were actuated try
s motives of fairness and honor they
could have and can now settle this dif
ference between the Union and them
selves in five minutes. The Umbn
does not now, nor has it ever afled
. anything of Messrs. Baughman Mp&
has not been conceded by the Bper
' employing printers of this city
the interest of the employer anßjm
ployee. The Tjpographiia,Comußftee
, from the beginning of this controvlsy
has ever been ready and willing to Met
tle the matter satisfactorily and hoß>r
ably to all prrties concerned. Itßas
never spoken of the Baughmans iußny
unkind or unfriendly way, but hasßn
deavored by persuasion and reasolng
to win the friendship of the public,lid
of Messrs. Baughman as wellfidlie
lieve, now, as I have often sail Ire,
that had Mi ssrs. Baughman I led
j the interview requested by til
the dil
Ihijn Sbttit ]|
is noi
there will be no necessity for
cott. It should not exist, and cBB I
exists because arbitration is refcßa.
Arbitration has been invited and sot. at
by the Typographical Commi* cc
throughout, but has been persistei ly
denied. The public should rise in tl air
indignation and stamp out any mai or
men who prefer dictation to arbi ra
tion ; for by this method the boy itt
will forever be done away with. I .hi
a native of this city, and have li ed
here for over a quarter of a cent; ry, ;
gathering to myself daily the warn •
and truest friends the wisdom of Pru
dence ever bestowed upon man. B
••More justice and less law is vA\t
is needed in this case. It has (Kr
beeu ii.y belief that when differem™
arise among gentlemen that theyßft
unable to settle, the matter shofll I
left to arbitration. It is but lfl I
that Mr. Royall should synipßßß
with Messrs. Baughman, for he is BB
cotted by nearly the entire press ;
large per cent, of the best peo|| |
this State for his efforts to force! I ,
them a settlement of the debt 818 1
State admitted to be secured by bßj BY
and fraud.
"I shaU now wait a time wißßti
lience. In the meantime the
will lie pushed with vigor and vimßß
Mcßuck was a lawyer, and the shrewdest
of his race,
No rival wight possessed his skill in work
ing up a case,
A crime that baffled the laws to him was
merely fun,
He often knew the criminal before the
crime was done.
Whenever any personage so far forgot
And had such vulgar manners as to kill a
man for pelf,
Mcßuck always came, the most sagacious
of his breed,
To ascertain the gentleman who did the
bloody deed.
So, when a man concocted a most clever
plan to steal,
By adding strychnine to a fellow creature's
frugal meal,
They called Mcßuck and said : " Go find
this erring person, do;
lie is a man of middle age, whose optics
are both blue."
Mcßuck replied : "With such a clew to
find him I'll engage,
If he is, as you say, a blue-eyed man of
middle age,
His azure orhs and middle age will be the
damning facts,
By which I*ll bring the gentleman to
answer for his acts."
The parson of the parish was a man of
ui-jst pronounced
Blue eyes and middle age ; so on him our
propp. • ior pounced.
i«a, ha ij' he cried, \v\il\ proper pride, i
" the wretched culprit scan 1 '
Behold his eyes—his middle age ! " But i
he was not the man.
Mcßuck, of course, apologized : then going
to the street,
The Bishop—middle aged—he chanced by
accident to meet.
" Those eyes!" cried he, and straightway
for the portly Bishop ran,
And brought him into court in chains ; but
he was not the man.
He shadowed next an infant who had op
tics Prussian blue,
And was as middle-aged as one could find
a child of two.
With circumstantial evidence convincing
he began —
The infant proved an alibi; so it was not
the man.
''Aha!''said he, "I know a maid with
eyes ultramarine;
Such striking middle age, methinks, I
ne'er before have seen.
He drove the spinster through the streets
within the prison van; - - -—~~
She proved her eyes were gray, and so she
could not be the man.
jAt last one day while gazing in a mirror
he observed
His own blue eyes and middle age, and he
became unnerved.
Said he : " Such damning evidence 'twere
useless to dispute,
And I must be the man, or, perhaps 1
should say, ' brute.' "
; And then he put the handcuffs on his un
accustomed wrists,
! And on the law's severest kind of penalty
His reputation thus he saved; his con
science, too, was eased;
: For a meddler, they hanged him, as he
wished, and justice was appeased.
■ Edit >r -^^!
The most perplexing and important
duty of the Local Assemblies is, who
will make good and worthy members ?
The Knights of Labor are troubled
with this question more than any other
organization in the country. The ex
elusion of bankers, lawyers, rumsellers
' and gamblers and loafers in general,
make this class more or less at enmity
with the Order, and create their curi
osity to know all about it. Therefore,
those who are more friendly to this ex
cluded class than they are to the in
terests of labor reform, are anxious to
become members so that they may
keep their friends and patrons posted
in regard to whatever is fJtone in the
Then, again, there is a class of office
and place-hunters, who are keen—al
ways on the alert to get the working
man's vote. These are never to be
trusted with any interest except their
Then there is the lazy grumbling
class; these are looking for " soft"
places and "big money." They always
want and expect more than they are
worth. As a rule, the class of people
alluded to above do the Order more
harm than good. They do all the
"blowing," stir up bad feeling—good
material for stumbling-blocks; but
when work is to be done or sacrifices
to be made, they may be counted out
out, or have to be excused.
The Local Assemblies should be
more careful upon whom iZiejr-cV ll **'
ttthe honor. They cannot to
Ro pull down. ImC <;very applicaTtnßJ
Boted for upon on his merits as a sobeß
' workingman, who is not for sale, anct
who will prove true in the hour of dan-1
ger and necessity to his solemn pledge,
of honor. W. H. G.
Editor of The Labor Herald:
Having just finished the last number
of your excellent paper, the thought
occurred to me that while I have been
a regular reader of it for some time
(and I read everything in it, "ad's" j
and all,) I have never seen a word of"
correspondence from this our " City of"t
Hills." I wonder why; knowing you I
have a great many subscribers here I
and there should be more, as we have I
a goodly number of Knights,
among them some newspaper men and
many of them who could write some
thing interesting as to our noble Or- j
der ; not being much of a "quill driver
myself, I can only open the ball hoping I
some one better able may follow suit. I
We have three white Asserabji«s
here and one at the Rolling Mill jusfc
above the city with a new one ("Pow.;
derly Assembly) who have organized I
and elected officers and only await an
organizer. While there are several \
colored Assemblies, I don't know how ,
many, but suppose they outnumber the j
"Hill City," No. 4257, the parent I
Assembly, numbers between four an 1
five hundred, I think. When the
proper timecomes we will beable to
gii 3 a good account of ourselves—we
wi U try and profit by your experience
in Richmond and see that we have no
traitor in camp; there has been some
lit le bickering and dissension amongst
v* growing out of local politics, but I
think it was mainly due to the want of
proper instruction in the early stage of
the Order here. Of course we have
members from both the old political
parties, and we had a few members
w 1 o, not heeding the advice of Brother
£ iwderly to capture the old parties,
st 3med bent on carrying the Order in
to their party and delivering it up to
tt 9iu."* Those few have been promptly
" set down upon," and I think whenever
the time comes for the Knights of La
b>r to take a hand in politics in this
c: ty, if it ever comes, you will hear no
uncertain sound. Already the old po
litical tricksters and ward politicians
ac becoming uneasy, and some of
t em are making applications for mem
bership in the Order although they
h 'Id aloof from it in early days when
it was unpopular to belong to it. I
think, Bro. Mullen, if you could visit
as sometime, and talk to the members
cf the different Assemblies and those
vho have different ideas about the
Order, you could do much to harmo
rize everything, as I know they all
1 ive great confidence in you and hay
iig no D. A., we feel as if we were
1 nder your jurisdiction.
I have already written more than I
itended when I commenced, and I am
aware that it does not comply with
your invitation for correspondence in
any respect, i. c., ciisp, newsy, or in
teresting, but I can't leave off without
ICLm<£ a word in regard to >o t .. |
pi thank yon lor furnishing us at a
Iw price with the best labor paper I
aye ever seen published in the interest
f any order. I read a certain Rich
lond paper purporting to be published
1 the interest of reform (?) about six
r seven of its eight papes is filled with
tereotjpe stale jokes from other pa
iers and Bill Nye-isms, and the balance
fith agency 'ads and editorial abuse
f labor organizations, and then for six
iays to see a rehash of it all in homeo
athic doses in our daily press, it is
uite a relief on Sunday to read some
hing bright and original as I find in
he Labor Herald. May you meet
with sufficient success to justify you in
£re long making it a daily, thus making
<t of sixfold benefit to the Order and
•Suits publishers. Ginx.
Whose Fault Is It ?
Complaints are made on every hand
Jtv.t we have incompetent men in office,
Siut officials are guilty of taking bribes,
iat the political parties are corrupt
r'rid that the government is in the
V t-,nds of demagogues. To a certain
these things are truo. Then,
Lose fault is it? Is it the fault of
--loompetent officials, the bribe-takers,
' c corrupt elements of the parties and
" c demagogues'? No. If such per
:ns are able to secure the prizes, no
;ne can blame them. Then, who is
/e-sponsible for this deplorable state of
affairs ? Some one must be. Who is
it? The answer is plain. It is the
people themselves. The people have
die power to say who shall and who
shall not hold positions of honor and
t ust, and if they continue to elect mi
i c rnpetent and untrustworthy men to
I 1 iaces that should be filled by the best
i*aterial, they must take the consc
iences. The root of the whole diffi
cßty lies right here. By fa?- the larger
of our better class of citizens,
' _______ men of business, vorHngmen,
.MM ■_• ipeh; j, stay away from
iind caucuses, and take
i-1 further interest in politics than to
vote. But the wire-pullers, pot house
politicians and jack-legs don't stay
c way. No, sir, not one. They are all
there and generally in the majority.
it these primaries are chosen the men
to select candidates. The wire pullers,
pot house politicians and jack legs
, <!hose delegates of their own liking;
j f,nd what is the result ? A man is
'.Jplaced in nomination whom the better
'dements don't like. Then they turn
anxiously to the other party, but the
. rime thing obtains there. The better
jlasses have staid away from the pri
maries, and the worst elements of that
iftrty have made the nominations. The
result is that when the people come to
rote, they have the choice between two
; irvils. It is the people's own fault. If
icy would attend to their political
1 "twites; be present at the primaries;
! <3ee that only good men were selected,
j Lhen we would hear less about incom
; petency, corruption and malfeasance
in office. But they don't attend to
these duties, and when the evils of
j their own neglect come upon them,
j they begin to whine. If people be so
foolish as to leave their doors open
■while burglars are working the town,
they must expect to wake up poorer in
the morning. If they will let the scal
awags attend to their political duties
for them, they ought to have their
monies stolen and their public affairs
in a snarl; and they have no right to
go whining around about the results
tof their own neglect of duty.
About the Ist of May the men em
ployed at Ihe W T estham Granite Com
gMßy'a works demanded an increase of
iwages, and it not being given they
went on strike. Last week the euper-
posted notices to all for, -;
KTreTOrn to work on 01 Before Satur
■ay, July 17th, they will be debtured
jpoin employment by the company.
|P The attention of organized labor
averywhere is called to the above.
Every opportunity to settle the differ
erences has been offered by Districts
84 and 92, bat the above enemy of
labor and laboringmen has persistently
refused to arbitrate. The attention of
Gat friends in Louisvilk, Cincinnati,
md Columbus, where the curbing and
paving blocks are being shipped are
requested to let these scab quarries'
severely alone. Private in
fformation furnished by circular.
:By order of Executive Boards D. A 's
84 and 92.
I -
'ommencinq Wednesday, July 14th,
Sfc 1 * 1 continuing until the completion of
-ii wharf at Norwood Park.
1 The Steamer " Norwood" will make
°aily afternoon trips (excepting on Sun-
Jay) and on Wednesday, Friday and Moil-
Say evenings down the river to Hutch
pap and return ; leavingßargwyn's Wharf
l;\ the afternoon trip at 2:M, and on the
veiling trip at 7:30.
Refreshments of all kinds, but no
ifjuors on board.
Music for dancing on both trips.
?are for the Excursion, - 40 Cents.
Children between 5 and 12 years, half
Sunday, July 18th,
Leaving Richmond at 10 A. M., returning
leaves city p 0 j nt a t 3p. M., giving
over Shawn to inspect the monitors.
Meals j-m Refreshments on Board
at Cn 1 pbices. No Intoxicating
Li ''.tobs Sold ob Allowed.
A Fint4> ianom "Norwood's" Saloon,
and mm t - D y Lubbock's orchestra.
Fare f» the Excursion, - 50 Cents.
______ "F'Ldren Half Price.
DAY, JULY 28th, 1886.
Tr ilir leaves C. &O. Depot at 7:30 A.
M. Ret irningJeaves Old Point at 7:30 P. M.
Fare f fte round trip $1.50; Children
15&& ; From Williamsburg, 50cts.
Saturday Night,
JULY 24.
ROeND TRHP, $1.75.
C. & O. Depot at 11
P. M returning leaves Staunton at 6
P. M.*
* ttr. Eighth & Main StS.
1 -ek From 6 a. m. To 12 p. m.
H«i *|& Cent Lunch from 12 to 6 p. m.
St I. w Lager Beer. Imported and
Domestic Cigars.
My > ich Department can always fur
nish . seasonable delicacies. I will
ahva toserve the very best for
the i < <■ (y with the greatest accommoda
tion a:nf politeness.
This irf the nearest place to the Union
Depot and 15ozart Hall.
Successor to
501 509, 511 BROAD ST.,
w z-sal.cc-:x
Yirsfjm.-. i-iu.. _
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' Cci . 1
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[ Marbi lyust and White Sand,
Plastf n-fa' Hair and Nails,
Fii-e Lrjek and Fire Clay,
1 Doors, Jash and Blinds,
■ Glass., Paints and Oils,
i Freneb imd American Window Glass,
Bru»hes, and Builders' and Painters' Ma
' teriah generally, for sale low by
Robert Wendenburg,
808 Main & 1407 & 1409 Cary Sts
» W. 11. Hall,
. 104 S. BTH ST.
■ Fu'i \>ply of Smoker's Articles, &c,
: I. M, i.
' BBflrmerly Mrs. B. W. Saunders.
________29 E. BROAD ST.
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;, —FOR—
ofl Bfbd all kinds of Architectural
BJ __f Sheet Iron Work.
WBM West Broad street, opposite
I? *______*. R. R Freight Depot.
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