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Omaia "Workingmen's Imposing- and Suc
cessful Celebration of Labor Daj ,
The Inspiring Scene in the Harwt pf the
Oitj ,
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lili-VEB from South Omaha , Council
Bluffs and Use-where.
Xlio Programme Carried Oat In tlie
Allcrnoon nnil livening nud
Otlicr Features of the
Grout Celebration.
Tie early days of September In this vicin
ity have , but too frequently , been days of
storm and of disappointment.
They lave feriously affected the holding of
fairs , the gathering of largo representative
bodies and have even repressed the enthusi
asm of the laborer , wlio has selected one of
then upon vtldch publicly to testify to tlio
deference ho pays his calling.
Ono jcMr ago , the lirst Labor day
, . .celebrated In Omaha , was attended
. ? /jvitli / lowering clouds , drizzling rain
and chilling blasts. It was a day upon which
only an enthusiast could bo expected to take
nu Interest In a parade , and , as a consequence
quence , the celebration was far from attain
ing the Imposing proportions which had been
"Yesterday , however , no dlscouraging clouds
hung in the heavens. No nutumnal rain
kejit women nt Lome. No piercing blaMs
swept llerceljby. . All was bright anil warm
and the observance of Labor day was a inojt
pronounced success.
The heart of Omaha lias witnessed the
assembling of some rcimrkuule parades.
Her stivets have resounded to the tread of
civic bodies and marthl hosts , while the air
has been filled with the inspiring strains of
many binds and the streets bocn lined with
thousand * of interested sjiMtators. But on
no occasion has she witnessed the imposing
assemblage antt marching of the masses
which characterized yesterday's display. Into
the heart of the city , from an hundred high
ways , llocied union man , spectator ,
musician and guardian of both prop
erty und life , until the streets had
bca > me ono dense mass of humanity , which
of Itself was a tribute to labor that could but
aarm the coldest heart
It required some time to separate from this
concourse the great army of labor. A not un
expected delav was accordingly experienced.
At length , hovever , the divisions were
formed , and at 10:10 o'clock the order to
wlrch tms given and the immense column of
obor and artisan , Witt waing Hags , swaying
manners , varied regalia , to the inspiring
marches of a dozen bands proudly entered up-
antho imposing parade of the occasion ,
nusT uivisiox.
Tlio first division began forming on Fif
teenth Jtrcct , on the north side of Capitol
nveuuo facing south , at twenty minutes before -
n fore S o'clock. Grand Marshal ICenney aud
his numerous aides -were as bu y as bes di
m recting the various organizations to their
proper places ia line and attempting to get
the pfinute ready to novo at the appointed
hoar. Roland Thorp , J. 3ii. Baldwin , James
Fordice , Janes Urophy , August Bcerman. E.
IT. Hutherford , A. E. Cramer , 1'eter Kcwlz ,
H. H. ICirby and 2 , H. Overa'l. ' mounted
aides , rendered valuable assistance.
At tlie head of the column was a squad of
police skirmishers , consisting of Ofllccrs
VTiita. Dooley , Kirk , MrKrny , Green and
jj.jy * aud Jlouiited Ofllccrs fahoop , Burns ,
* ° " 5'/ / faring the streets and keeping back the
t. * crouds that pressed in from either
XT3ifSeaey , mounted on a handsome black
horse , rode nt the head of his men , -who
marched in platoons right abreast. There
ivcroslx platoons , commanded respectively
by Captain Corwack , Captain Mostja , Ser-
pcant Sigwart , Sergeant Whalcn , Sergeant
Orrasby und Sergeant G rat es.
The men presented a very Imposing ap
pearance in their spotless uniforms nnd
11 ehtly polished buttons , stars and wreaths.
They \\oro juramer uniforms , blue helmets
and v\hlte gloves. They marched in excel
lent order and all movements , -were executed
with military precision.
Following the police came tbo liberty car ,
filled -with little girls dressed In white -with
caps and fashes of rod , white and blue , rep
resenting the Mates nnd seated in a largo
clinlr on a raised platform la the middle was
tie goddess of liberty. Owing to an acci
dent to the car at Fifteenth and Dodge , ] ust
aleut the time the parade started , the little
girls -Hero transfcired to half a doiea car
riages , which vero driven three ahreast in
Behind these was n carriage containing the
-orator of tbo day , Hon. O. II. Vim Wyck , and
Messrs. Gtoi-fio Willard , William Sebring
and Julius Mejer , president , secretary and
treasurer respectively of the Central labor
Next came carriage' , three abreast contain
ing the city and countv oWdals , In the inid-
dla carriage in the first row was Mayor
Cashing with President Chaffee , Cil } Comp
troller Goodrich nnd Councilman Davis , while
ridingoa cither side wereCouncihnenBechol ,
.Lowry , Donnelly nnd Osthoff.and Bluiuer ,
MeLcarie , Morearty and Cooper.
Councilrcen Olscn.Shriver and Sander oo-
I cupied a carriage by themselves , and Howard
13. Smith of thoflro-and pollco conuulsaiou ,
and Judge Clarkson of the district bench
, . iftod hard not to look lonesome in another
l carriage that was big enough for six.
' PoUw Court Clerk Long , Councilman Ford ,
Boiler Inspector Standoten und City Clerk
Groves conprisod a good-looking quartette
that quarreled constantly as to which was
entitled to the rear scat of another carriage.
Judge Ilclslcy and Put O'Hawcs looked
Illso and che-wed gum while they rested
< 3icir lunlons on the front seat of a carriage
that was given tin to them.
Chairman Birknauser of the board of pub
lic works , Major J. B. Furay , St. A. D. Bal-
coaiboondK. S. Furay constituted another
quartette -which discussed the probable effect
of prohibition on asphalt and paving blocks
while maintaining their place in the proces
Diclc Berlin cloeroned his colleagues of the
county board , Messrs. Corrigan , Turner and
O'KocJo , over the tortuous Hncof march.
Jeff Meffeath , Couutj Clerk O'Malley ,
TrankMowes nnd Sheriff Boyd were thodis-
tmguisheU looking geatlcucn in the last car
riage , who attracted so much time and voclf-
eronsiy kept tiino to the i > layuigof tbo Mus
ical Union band.
Keit conic the flro laddies. In front was
Chief Galligaa and Driver George Blake ,
followed by First Assistant C. H. Saltcrand
Third Assistant J. H. Burnes. Superinten
dent Coulter , of the \to\lcq and flro alarm ,
I rode with Fire Iteportcr Kato Dltott.
Durant lloso company No. l , from the
TJulon Puclflo shops , appeared Iu red blouses ,
llremea's caps aud black pants. The com-
juny is composed of Captain Cliarln4 Fisher ,
Piwt Assistant L. P Litton , tieeond Assist
ant ProdTrott , K. 11. Thomas , \V. P Hinds ,
1-Vank Urbin , F B. MoMllUu , Grant. Fox ,
Charles Molander , James Wallace , A. > luu-
sou , Jacob IMlLVcr , L. Olsen , ( ! . F. Grigg ,
. J au Sthiiolder . II. Huxhold , William
r.'ltnond ' n , Jnmes Zcllulta , A. Ingrain , John
Villett , B. G. Loucks , P < ; ter Dovvdall , J , C.
CultoaaudG. L. Bord.
The city ftro companies then came in the
. following order !
HOSQ company No. 2. Captain M J , Carter ,
H. Cavamiugh , John McBride , I > . McGulre ,
Tliomas Downs and M , Mulvihill.
Cbemic-.il engine Ko. 3 , Captain Wmdbeim ,
Thomas Dowllng , A. H. Head and C. B. Cox ,
Ho e company No. 4 , Captain Sam Crow-
Vy , Gcorpob. Sillier , August WUliains , Nebs
N'eUen an J Ud O'Nctl.
Truck No. 1 , Captain Joseph Laag , C. IL
Priudie. Joa Warrinf , WilHaa Gorman. Ed
rarr , William Maribie , Jweih LaiiiWUliani
Wolvin , Ell lainc , K L Downs and Frank
MeJik ?
Chemical engine No. 2 , Captain Joe Van-
dcrford nnd H. C. Taylor.
Hose company No. 1 , Captain John Mur
phy , 1' , Dempsey. Low Cussidey , George An
derson and John McGrcal.
lloso oompanv No. B. Cantain IL 0. Clem-
cuts , AV. L ) , Smith , M. Goggln , Thomas Gray
nnd C. ntrpatrlek.
HosecompanvNo. C , Captain FranltGruve * ,
Uriah Baker , William Siddcll , P. Bonnor , P.
Koonau , Jamesi McNamara and Ben Wlsby.
U rack No. 2 , Captain William Htzsimmons ,
George Cragor , James Cormiek , Thomas
Tobln , John Ormsbv , M. J. Cupp and James
The boys had decorated the apparatus nnd
the department made n very ihowy appear
ance. The " 1's" u ed fiaz < nnd plumes , * -J's" ,
bunting nnd ribbons , " 4's" innflowcrs , corn-
tassels , flags , bunting turl pumpkins , while
a handsome figure " 4" in geraniums , marl-
Folds and pansieswas suspended nlxvo the
footboard. No. " 5" bad smartcnod up their
reel with flowers , evergreens and bunting ,
and "GV displayed flags nnd tbo natltual
No. " 4" and the chemicals had put on nn
extra amount ol polish , aud every thing glit
tered like fl new gold ring.
The Durant boys bud spread themselves
and their reel was covered with decorations
of bunting , nags and Moral wreaths.
ThcCentral Labor Union , representing thir
ty-four organizations with throe delegates
from each , made an excellent appearance ,
under Marshall James H. Young. Charles
Darsen , of the painters'union No. 1W , car
ried the banner of the central union ,
The representatives were as follows :
Iron Moulders H. II. Klrby , Jaiucs K.
loun ; , La , O'Connor.
Typojrrnphleul Unloa Ccorgo Wlllard , X. S.
Mnunn , V. t. Hotton.
Tin , ilipitlron ind Cornice AVnrkcrs David
NnnK I * . Southwell , W. 11. Smith.
Tailors' Union August lieurtuau , S. Wlg-
inaiiiu < t Nc-l on.
Wixxl Machinists William Sebrins , Wllllatn
O'ltrlcu , Tranlc Pcacoolc.
Carpentirs. No. M W. II Musser , John cl-
son. Wllllnin Mlldun.
Uarieiit | M. r\o. 71 James 1'ordleo , J. A.
Olios , . ! . 11. Trucey.
I'alntcra , No. ; c James Brnphy. O. L.
1'uinlcrs No. 100 O. I . notnurowBKl , Charles
I.ifhon ! , ( "liarlus St4scman.
LlRiirinakeis-J. li.Miupp , C. L. NcTr trnm.
CiKiH'rNo. | . 1 J. 91. H aid u In , Jumcs Kab-
miisiiii , 1C. ( "lirlsllniiscn.
I'lnmbeis O. A. Henderson , T. Swlng-
Omaha Jlnstcal Mutual Protective Dnlon ,
No. L'J I" , ft. Li"y > eutln , J. UolTiuau , llunry
badillery nnd llnrnc rnalcrs , No. 19 Orrln
Ueeker , 1 * Ki'wiz.TlioniH.s Kelsey.
I'luslururs , Nn U A K. Cramer. Ben Etige.
As embl'No.02 ) , Street Itiillwuy Mc-n J. C.
MnnlRvr. Albert Morrow. Thomas McOulro.
Assembly No. T ' , Hod Curriers W. A. J.
Gooilln , Piter lIlsliy.ThnMnilvan.
Askcinbly No. WJ7 , Mublcians-Jullus Jlcycr
II. Irvine. E. IJro to.
AvH-iublv No 'Jtlt. : Clerks P S. Swlck , n. U.
Tulinagp. A. .lolmson.
Assembly No Jill James M. Kcnney , Thos.
UennctU 11. Tody.
Axsfinbly No. 10793 IL Thorpe , I' . Sweenoy ,
H. I'lemln ; .
-spintily No. CSI3-E. A. K thcrford , Job
Ihill. Jotui Howies.
A-tembly No i2-A. Miller , II. C. Olark. A ,
Afieuiti'ly No 4W 0. O. Fllnk , WJllIaiu Wai-
greii , J. II Krlclson.
Typographical union No. 190 , under Mar
shal \V. \ C. Boyer , made a Jlne showing with
ninety-six men In line.
J. J. Chase carried tlio handsome union
The Republican chapel of seventeen men
was headed by W. C. Ellis , with a rod and
gilt banner.
The World-Herald chnpels of twenty -eight
men headed by J. M. Gorman , with a black
nnd gola banner , and TUB BEE chapels of
thirty-four men headed by J. J\L \ Kollo , with
a banner of gilt , red and blue. They wore
white linen dusters , canes , badges and sun
flower decorations and marched with the
precision of veterans.
This second division , and it was a big one ,
was composed of the representatives of or
ganized labor. The spaw allotcd to the va
rious assemblies forthcirfortnation , Fifteenth
street south of Capitol avenue , was too small
to accommodate them comfortably , and con
siderable delay was occasioned iu getting into
Hue. Whea the procession finally moved tbo
division vas well arranged , and presented a
11 uo appearance. In the lead WJ K the well-
trained Ancient Order of Hibernians baud ,
twenty pieces strong , under the leadershi
of P. C. Douglas.
The Iron moulders' union : No. 100 , with 150
men , followed. The incu were attireJ in
plain .black , each -wearing on bis coat lapel
n blue baJgo ivilh I. > L U. printed thereon.
Ed O'Connor was marshal of the union , with
Harry Morton as assistant. The banner of
the order was carried by John Ravencamp.
M. W. Stokes marshaled soventy-fivo mem
bers of the Henry George assembly , Knight
of Labor , No. 2 > 45. The colors of the as
sembly were borne by J. G. Edmunson.
An excellent showing was made by the car
department assembly 1C. of L. No. 8911.
The men arc all emplojes of tbo Union Pa
cific car shops nnd turned out in a bodj" , fully
SOO strong. They wcro marshaled by J.
Miller. The colors , an elegant banner , was
home by William Sncllerberg , assisted by
Tom Cleveland and Adam Samuclson.
Union Pacific assembly K. of L. , No.
10.7'.C , compowd exclusively of Union Pa
cific employes in the various departments ,
was represented by 300 well-dressed men ,
each proudly -wearing a finely wrought badge
of the order. The assembly was marshaled
by Klchnrd Fleming , assisted by J Forbes.
An immense American flag was borne by
AVilliain McCaguc , assisted by P. J. Lcary
and Frank Lucas.
Two hundred representatives of Union
Pacific assembly No. 13 , Knights of Labor ,
were marshaled under F. B. Sullivan. D.
A. Sweeney and John Norman carried the
Following K , of L. No. 1300 came Oalby's
band from Council Bluffs , under the leader-
shin of J.Y , Dalby aud eighteen pieces
strong. Tlio band was urum-majored 1)v ) two
bright lads Masters Tom KoatingandFrank
Stain dicssoa as Zouaves. Their appear
ance was cheered by the multitudes all along
the line of mnrch.
A happy crowd was formed by the car shop
apprentices of the Union Pacific shops , a lot
01 lads from fourteen to eighteen years of
ngo. There were flfty of them marshaled by
C. T. Butler. They earned the stars and
stripes and a banner bearing the nnmo
of their order. The stindard-bcart-cs were
William Thompson , George Powers nnd
Charles Warner. The boys were proud of
their position , apparently , and bore them
selves In the march like the veterans they
nro working to succeed.
Council Bluffs -was represented In this di
vision by thirty-five members of the Switch
men's Mutual Aid association of America ,
Council Bluffs lodge No. y.V. . A. High-
smith was marshal of the order , assisted by
C. 31. Hobb and E. J. Baldwin.
The rear of the division was brought up
by Overland Lodge , No. l'J3 , Brotherhood of
Locomotivu firemen. Most of the members
of the brotherhood were compelled to work
and but fifty of the boys wcro enabled to
take part iu the great demonstration. They
wcro marshaled by A. L. Smith and tlio
colors wcro boruo by M. McCarthy and M.
Jamas Fordlco was in command of this portion
tion of the parade nnd handled it with proba
bly as little diftlculty as was that of any other
in the line , lie had seven quite largo bodies
of men to-direct , and performed his dutius in
a manner thai apparently was acceptable to
The division formed on Fourteenth street ,
north of Capitol avenue , and faced south.
\Vitb tbo exception of the stcrootyper * '
union , which failed to come , the various or-
gauliatlous ivern on the ground promptly and
In very fine coudltloa.
The division was headed by the Walnut
Hill band , and It is not saying too much to
assert that a haudsoaior , moro magnificently
uniformed holy of homo musicians never ap
peared upon the streets of our city. They
numbered twenty-throo pieces , and were
under the leadership of W. H. Doty. It Is
the pot organization and dasonojiy tlio
pridoof the wealthier cltliens of walnut
KilL Tnis was their first appearance in their
now uniforms , which nro composed of white
coats trimmed with black silk , gold laea and
gold buttons , black trousers wlthagoldstripo
und white helmets with black plumei and
gold tritnminss. The execution of the band
was artistic , and its delicious tnuslo won a
perfect vrhirlwind of applause all along tbo
greit line of march.
.Novl to the band came the carpenters nnd
joiners unions , Noi , 5S , 7171 and ( K5 , num
bering about 100 men. C. Relnhart mar
shaled tha four unions and they were headed
by n handsome standard of oluo and old gold
silk , bearing the imrno of the order and car-
riovi by J. M. Putney , H. J Bublitzand 1' .
II. Sclzor. Every representative was In
" \vay-up" appearance , making a creJItab'.a
loalor for the remainder of the division ,
Tbca caaao thirty members of the united
association of plumbers and steam fitters'
union No. 1C , under the mnrshalshlp of O. H.
Henderson. They caniod , in the hands of
llarry Mclrose , ono of the laivcst banners
seen In the procession , it being of blue silit
fringed with gold , -with the name of the
order thereon in gold letter * . Blue-nnd-goll
badges and gigantic sunflower" decoratoJ
the inpels of every min , nnd very fittingly
gave them the appearance of being gold bjcs
of the wealthiest kind.
fallowing wcro thirty members of the
machine wood-worker * ' union , headed by N.
C. Landcsmitb , bearing a very flue blue silk
banner with a silver circular saw as emblem
atic of their order. They wcro out to do
thlnirs up ri ht , nnd they succeeded.
Ono hundred men were counted in the dclo-
gntlon from the machinists' union. J. B.
lladfleld was the marshal , and K. Dugdalo
the bearer of a blue silk , gold-lettered banner
of the finest make. All were pink silk , gold-
fringed badges. In conjunction with these
were twenty-five machinist apprentices from
the Union Pacific shops , with John P.
Wbalcn in the capacityof marshal and
Charles Bowman bearing the handsome ban
ner of the organization. The two depart
ments made one of the very best of displays
and found many friends along the line to
cheer them heartily.
The tin , sheet iron nnd cornice makers'
union turned out elchty strong , having
Charles Thorp for mnrs > hal. William Kunold
and Fred Sllverhorn carried a banner read
ing !
In Liberty There is Strength. :
A'devicd consisting of 'a tinner loldering
iron and pair of shears was also carried by
thls body , every member of which were blue
and old gold badges , on which was inscribed
the date of their organlzatlon.-April 113 , IbSl.
The coopers' union of this city and South
Omaha together sent 150 men , all brothers
who. for the occasion wanted no city limit
line in theirs. As a feature they had a finely
wrought shop scene on nn immense waou ,
the sides of which carried a banner reading :
Our work is bird ,
Ourwnges low ,
Stop convict labor
And give us a show.
The painters' unions , Nos. 32 and 101' , Max
Ocycr marshal , contributed the presence of
200 men , swelling the body of the division in
a very substantial nnd handsome manner.
F. A. Hall and H. C. Huewltt carried the
standards of the order which nro conceded to
be among the prettiest in Omaha. Every
member were n richly-mado silver badge.
As \\bolc , no more Imposing body of union
men was in line nnd none conducted them
selves in a more admirable manner.
rouiiTU uivisiox.
As early as 8:30 a. m. Marshal James
Bropby arrived upon the scene and at once
commenced assembling his men on Four
teenth street , south of Capitol avenue , with
the right of the column resting on Dodge.
Ho presented n very striking appearance ,
dressed in a suit of close fitting black nnd
ucarinca black cockade hat , trimmed with
gold braki nnd tassels. Ho sat his borso as
though ne were ft part of the aahnoL Mr.
Brophy Is a member of painters' union
No. 32 ?
1 he I. O. O. F. band of sixteen pieces ,
under the leadership of Paul Gernangt ,
headed the division nnd furnished soul-
stlrriug music at Intervals during the parade.
The uniforms worn by the members of the
band were astrakan caps , surmounted by
red plumes , black coats nnd pants , orna
mented with gold braid and red broadcloth
stripes. They are the regulation uniforms
of the grand lodge of the United States , aud
this baud Is ono of five that has adopted
The bricklayers , 3T > 0 strong , under the In
structions of Marshal Sam Stover , commanded -
manded a large amount of attention. They
were all strong , athletic fellows. Each man
wore n buttonhole bouquet of red geraniums
and sunflowers , donated by Mrs. Robert
Anderson. Their suits were neatly brushed
and each man were the regulation apron of
the order , on which was the trowel , hammer
nnd plumb , nnd above which were the words ,
"Omaha Bricklayers' ' Union , No. 1. " The
binner , which was borne by David Campbell ,
with Harry Klewit nnd Grant Arnold as
assistants , was a handsome affair of purple
silk , trimmed with gold fringe. Each side
bore the inscription in gold letters. "Omaha
Bricklayers' Protective Union , No. 1 , of
Nebraska , Organized March 10,1531. "
The plasterers wcro out to the number of
seventy-five , under command of Marshal
Nick Garrett. Each man wore a neat blue
satin badge , on which were the words ,
"Omaha Plasterers' Protective Union.
No. i. " The badges were held
in place by a gold pin , In the
shape of a star , fastened through a bunch of
red geranium blossoms. The banner , which
was of blue satin , was berne by L. D. "Walsh.
On it were the words , in golden letters ,
"Omaha No. 4 , Omaha plasterers' protective
union , " in a circle around the trowel , luiwk
and darby , tbo working tools of the order.
Following the bricklayers marched the
bricklayers' , plasterers' and stonemasons'
tenders of K. of L. assembly No. 729. There
were 3.V ) of them , wearing pink badges fast
ened with gold stars. The badge * had printed
upan them the letters , "B. P. & S. M. T. "
Charles Koscuquist was in command , while
George Swnnson carried a largo American
flag that was looped with gay ribbons. The
bauncjr of the order , a beautiful square of
blue silk with the inscriptions on cither side ,
"B. P. & S. M. T. of Omaha , Neb. : " "We
are of Different Colors , hut of Ono Mind ; "
"Wo Will Work in Harmony for All Time. "
was berne by John U. Johnson , assisted by
Niels Thompson and James Truehart
Closely iu tbo wake of these men were the
stone cutters , fifty strong , marshaled by
James Shelly. The men wore the regulation
aprons , on which wcro the emblems of the
order , a bared arm , in the hand of which is a
mallet. In addition to this , on his breast ,
each man wore a boquet of red geraniums.
The banner was a bciuty. Oa tbo front , in
black and gold , were painted on a blue back
ground the words , "Journeymen Stone Cut
ters' association of Omaha and vicinity. " On
the reverse , beloxv the words "Organized
June , iSit , " was painted on a background of
orange , tbo picture of a man dressing a
rousrh stone A derrick stood beside him
and Just in the rear n large stone building
partially completed. This banner was car
ried by Frank Hnrdy , assisted by Louis
Schoder and Gus Walters ,
Last but not least in tno division were Tnr.
BEK carriers , seventy-two of them , forty on
foot and thirty-two on ponies. They pre
sented an attractive appearance. Each boy
carried n new broom , ou the brash of which
was painted the number of his route. W. L
Martin carried a neat llpat on which was in
scribed the words , "City Carriers OMUIA
DAILV Bci : . " The boys were under the com
mand of Marshal Lewis W. Edwards , ono ol
their number.
Tirni mvisiox.
This division was headed by the Xavyband
with fifteen pieces.
Following , came the cigarmakers' union
with F. H. Minluger as inarrhaL There wcro
seventy-five men in line , who presented a
very attractive appcarauco with a uniform ol
dark pants , gray shirts and blue soft hats ,
The banner of the union , bearing the inscrip
tion "Cigar Milkers' Union No. IU of Omaha"
and tbo union seal , was carried ut the right ol
the line. A large float brought up the rear ,
on which were eight men making cigars.
Then came the printing pressmen's union ,
with E. Castles as marshal. At tto bead ol
their line was an Immense truck bearing at
old-time Washington bund-press , in cbarco ol
tboso veteran pressmen , Jacob Ilelner ami
Ben Flood. Behind , came the boys on foot ,
fifty strong , nnd making an elegant appear
ance. They wcra neatly uniformed in dark
pants , black derby hats and liiht colorec
flannel shifts. Every man were n neat apron
with a bonier of rod or gold , bearing upon it
the name of the olllco in which the bearer
was employed. A handsome banner told who
the men were nnd the national colors gave
evidence of their patriotism.
Next cama the tailors union in charge of
Marshal William Hollman. Seventy men
were in line , nnd each wore n neat badge. A
handsome banner bore the unnio of the organ
izatiou , und n rcpresenntiou on the banner o
Adam and Eve In fig leaf costume , intimated
that its follower * were ready to'cloth mankind
The saddle and harness makers' union
cania next with forty men under Thomas
Morrison. Each man were a largo blue
badge , with a saddle shown thereon.
Tbo colored barbers' union followed the
harness-makers , with sixteen men In charfw
of U. J. Johnson. All were light colored helmets
mots and badges with the letters C. B. U.
Last came tha retail butchers' union In
charge of Peter IJe-Mjii. Thera were fifty
men ia line , all mounted , and with their dailc
pants , white shirts and black slouch hats
presented a striking appearance. A hand
wine banner bore tbo name of the union , amen
on tno reverse , was the motto , "lu unlou
tUero Is strength. "
This division , the marshal of which waj
1409 Douglas Street ,
OMAHA , - * , - NEB.
Successfully Treat
Nervous Diseases ,
Sexual Diseases ,
Urinary Troubles
Head 5j > Throat Troubles
Treated with Success.
It is the duty of every honorable phy
sician to do nil ho can to relieve human
suffering , nnd , while such diseases
exist , wo deem it our duty to minister
to their alleviation and cure without
questioning tlio degree of depravity
which has brought on the trouble.
Many men and women of pure minas ,
who have never parted from the paths
of virtue , have unconsciously contracted
diseases which , sooner or Inter , will sap
the springs of life or lay the foundation
for a miserable old ape , unless chocked
and cured. Having had a largo cxncri-
enco in this class of diseases , wo can , in
all sincerity , assure the afflicted that
under our method of treatment rapid
cures are effected in the worst conceiv
able cases in a short time and at a rea
sonable expense. Remember that the
only danger conies from neglect or at
tempting to euro yourself by using pre
scriptions that have proved successful
in curincr your friends. Do not there
fore waste time and complicate the dif
ficulty , nor let false modesty dotcr you
from at once applyj - to us , cither in
person or by loiter. Strict
will bo observed-and , exposure
never come at our handa.
E. R. OvoTcll , was very strong numerically
speaking and very imposing as to display. It
was headed by the Bohemian band , Joe Hav-
lelcick loader. This VMS followed by an open
barouche containing Prank E. Helvey of
Nebraska Citv , state master workman , and
C. W. Miller of South Omaha , state organ
izer.Tho Ladies' assembly , f073. followed with
twenty representatives and Airs. L. M. Tier-
neyns marshal. They were accommodated
with a huge waeon appropriately decorated
with flowers nnd bunting.
The Advance assembly , 4542 , came next ,
fortv-nlno in number , wearing white badges.
Louis P. Johnson rode at the head of the
Unity assembly 5141 was the next in order ,
52 strong. A. H. McNicholas was in com
mand , with L. C. Sands carrying- the colors.
P. Tyrell carried a banner which bore the
Iv. of L.
The Bonemian assembly 5330 embraced
some eighty odd members , with Joe Waskau
in charge as marshal and Sam Daniels color-
bearer. The Bohemia boys wcro resplendent
in red , white and blue sashes.
Procrass assembly , 2 ± 3 , known as the
teim owners' union , marched BOO strong ,
with David Tarvcy marshal and J. T.
Lyons , color bearer. James Bowcn earned a
llaming banner showing a pair of handsome
draft horses with factories in full blast in
The Omaha street railway assembly 2331 ,
was represented with a huge struct , motor
and cable car wrought from canvas and
manned by a regular crew of uniformed con
ductors , motor mid gripmcn. J. C. Moniuger
was the marshal.
The Scandinavian assembly 4GO , with
Charlie nick as marshal , brought up the
rear of the division. There were in the
neighborhoods ! one hundred men , and they
carried small flasi with two largo rod , white
and blue streamers.
Samuel P. Brigham was the marshal of this
division , Michael Welsh and Jlurry Jackson
being the aids. Then followed the Magic
Citv band , J. G. Knight the leader.
Then rode the cowboy brigade under the
leadership of Mr. Harot , fifty men mounted
on magnificent ponies with girdles of cart
ridge belts ami revolver sheaths.
The cigarmakers' union followed with
thirty-five men , S. Q. Iloyer marshal.
Barbers' union No. 84 followed.
Local assemblv 60101 , Knights of Laborwith
twenty men , followed.
This division was in command of John
Baldwin , aide to the chief marshal.
Ho was followed by the Sixth ward band
of sixteen men tmder'tho leadership of D. T.
Then came the representatives of the
Farmers' alliance of which the division was
Lakeside grange NA 1520 , from Waterloo
precinct , Platte Valley , under the command
of George V. Brown , was represented by
sevcaty-flvo members in wagons , ono of
which was effectively decorated with the
products of the farm. broomcornoat sheaves ,
corn in the stalk , besides any number ol
vegetables tied about tbo hod and on tbo
iramo. It was ono of the unique features of
the parade and railed out salvos of applause
as it passed along the line.
This was followed in turn by Elk City
grange No. 141X ) , with fifty representatives in
all sorts and conditions of vehicle * , all their
wagons being decorated with fruits , tlowors
and grains. It was under the charge of O.
A , Wolcott , president of the order , supported
by H. A. Lockwood , secretary , and William
Osborno , treasurer.
John H. Taylor , s member of Lakeside
crango No. 15 * , drove a cultivator next in
line , and no more appropriate implement of
his trade could have boon selected.
rollowing Lakosldo grange came a delega
tion of farmers from Union lodge No. KtOO ,
with thirty men in line under the supervision
of W. IL Steer and H. W. Steer , who car
ried pitchforks as emblems of their calling.
This division was under tbo direction of J.
M Baldwin , ' aide , and was followed by the
Central formerly the Excelsior band , with
twelve men in line under tbo leadership of
Henry Henderson.
This division was devoted to the business
houses of the city , the following bolug rep
Nebraska steam laundry , two waons.
Now England furniture company , ono
Brilliant oil company , otic wagon.
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Milvcsby Improper Indulgences solitary
No knife used. No pain liublts which ruin both bodv and rnlml. unfitting tlio nro of maternity
detention from busi nud thu elrniRO of llfu ,
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Consultation free. MARRIED MEN , or thee entcrlnp on that lapsusiitoil , ulri'rntloi ) ,
happy life , aware of physical debility , IcucorilKuu , iiUrctions
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If wn can't euro you ciuickly -Nted. . ofuiuthla nnd lil.ulilor.
w o will frankly tell you OUR. SUCGESS pains In the bncU , pain
. ful or suppressed mi-n-
so. Is lia ed upon facts. Vlrst 1'rnctlcal oxpo- struntlou Trcntiuent
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Omaha carriaco top company , two wagons.
Thomas Mulvihill , and tbo Eden musoc ,
one wagon. . _
Omaha bat factory , one wagon.
Jeff Bedford , one waffon.
A. Ho pe , one wagon.
Phcenix foundry and macblne company ,
five \varons.
Omaha tent and awning company , four
A. J. Aleyer & Co. , ono wason.
The new Cass street carriage shop , ono
Fred Krup , ono wapon.
American fuel company , four wacons.
Hill & Young , ono wagon.
The procoasion passed over the route as
laid down by the committee having the affair
in charge , as follows ;
Trom Fifteenth cast on Capital avenue to
Xinth , south to Douelas , to Fifteenth. , to
Ninth , to Haracv , to Sixteenth , to Clarke ,
and countermarched on Sixteenth to Haruey ,
where it was disbanded.
The enthusiasm along the line of march
was intense , and as each new feature ap
peared it was greeted with cheers nnd ap
plause from the thousands of spectators who
lined the thoroughfares over watch the pro
cession passed.
There was not a single break in the forma
tion of the parade along the line , the organ
izations taking their places und maintaining
them until the order to disband was given at
the place above indicated. It was a compact
army of laboring men und represented the
power there Is behind the various organiza
tions which participated in what was the
most successful parade over inado by labor In
the west.
Senator VanlVjck's Address.
All nations have bad sacred holidays for
recreation , amusement , advancement nnd
profit , to renew the drooping energies , restore
waste nerve and muscle , forsocial intercourse ,
cultivating affettions in the dome circle , ce
menting the fellowship of man nnd clamping
In stronger hands the fatherhand of God ,
gathering up the best elements of hutnanitv
in efforts to increased prosperity on earth
by union of thought and union of effort.
All pursuits in life except those connected
with manual labor involve the daily exercise
of mind in continual delit > erations as to the
mode of securing their shares generally the
shares of others in the great beneilts of the
earth and government.
The intellects engaged In banking , merchan
dising , railroading und kindred occupations
aiij always active to plan , devise and execute
methods which will multiply tlio dollars , oven
at the expense of other interests.
In this ago the highest education , refined
cultured aud aesthetic religion inculcate the
dogma that business is business , DO matter
bow oppressive , unjust , or even dishonest ,
provided always that it is shrewd enough to
avoid the intricacies of the law or has power
and Influence enough to defy it.
But those in workshops and on farms have
daily routine for toiling hands , their occupa
tion Involving the mere outlay of brawn with
exercise of thought sutHcicnt to do well the
work in hand , whether In wooi or iron , or
working nnd watching machinery , cultivat
ing the land to raise abundant crops , anxiety
about the eaily ana later rains , ever studying
the clouds , with little concern about finances
or revenues , even of protection of the favored
few at the expense of the tolling millions ,
The only opportunity to consult beyond
earning daily bread by dally toll , whereby
nnd its Just compensation can bo secured , Is
at the \veckly meeting or alliance , and ono
day during the year , llko this day , for social
communing or the graver subjectr what
shall bo done to bring labor and capital into a
more perfect and pcuerous union , whereby
the claims of the former may bo recognized
in the acknowledgmet not only that the
laborer is worthy the biro , but that the hira
should bo in proportion to the part contrib
uted in securing the weattb or iain.
Six thousand years show that the con
cessions inado by power to the demands of
freedom , or capital to the interests of labor ,
bavo been yielded slowly , grudgingly , with
long Interval of > cars.
The natural wickedness of mankind is but
little modified by form of government , educa
tion , religion or lapse of cges.
The rights of liberty and labor have ad
vanced slowly from the time the patriarchs
had their ( locks tended in Palestine nnd
Christ gathered his apo.stles from tbo carpen
ters and fishermen of Galilee.
And that includes republics as well asmon *
aronies , bavo from the earliest ages been engaged -
gaged in discussing and perfecting systems
of nuance , to dt-tcrmtno \ \ hat shall bo money ,
its value and usu always under tbo direction
of sharp financiers , those who professed ah-
tolute knowledge of the past and gifted with
financial prophecy as to tbo future denying
to the creat multitude any right to &uggg > tad >
visa or even ino5nsri' ' " " > " a subject so Intri
cate , These soU-r.ssurn .rriS iiay' > "J."nd >
their ow URgrandL cment trot lilt ! o to snow
for thousands of years of effort.
It has been and Is loJny Intricate becauso.
it Is to thcr interests to keep U so. Some
thing definite can bo learned of every other
subject , of the interior of tbo earth , tbo
movements of tbo heavenly bodies , but co
settled theories or Inf ormatiou as to that
so that in this century the money king * und
priest- , arc muddled in thought and s , ) > eech
as much as the diviners ana .soothsayers in
tbo time of 1'haroah.
Wonderful that thousands of years of the
thought and brain of that bo isted intelligence.
called man has neither established facts or
settled theories upon the one matter nt the
bottom aud the basis of all business , for
which men of all centuiles , all ages , have
And even today the people cannot have a
needful amount of circulating medium unless
coupled with the condition of adding millions
to the i\onlthof those who own the sliver
product , yet this situation was intended by
these controlling , at first desiring thcro
should bo no increase of the currency because
agalast tholr interest , they determined that
tbo multitude should have no relief except a
greater benefit to the favored few.
In this connection may bo pardoned a state
ment and inquiry , you will rouiemljer the
laborers in the smelting works of this city
have been begging an increase of wngss. Of
all labor theirs is probably the most exacting.
Twelve hours daily , and in that degree of
heat and noxious fuuiej as to necessarily sap
the vitality and energy of life , jet the em
ployers said the profits would not justify any
advance wait until silver was moro Valu
able. Uy mere operation of this law without
a dollar expense to the owners , with the
silver then on hand § 100,000 was added. A
mere gift by congress to them.
and many 5100,000 will bo added
andthusgreatfortui.es bestowed upon capi
tal invested in the works hero. Now the
the pertinent question Is , have wages been
advanced. No need to wait further , wealth
has been poured into tlieir laps with less ef
fort than Aladdin secured by hisrnaj ; > 3 lamp.
Capital professes willintfncss to divide with
employes.rlho n-Jue owners , civat manufac
turers of metal and moro delicate fabrics
made millions by the criminal stupidity or
criminal generosity of the people by laws
they are supposed In theory to make , always
professing great icgard to protect American
labor , giving assurance that an increase of
profit will bo followed by an increase of
wages , do not bestow in that direction with
the same intelligence and zeal they receive it
A syndicate Is owner of alleged
in Dakota , and statesmen in congress make
the welkin ring for nn increase on the
already high tariff rates on tin , on the pre
tense of protecting labor , when every ono
of ordinary intelligence- knows that the
only result will bo to make millionaires of the
syndicate , vihlch will soon dominate their
employes as they do congress.
With the absorption of wealth and the con
centration of power in the hands of the few
wo are still boasting that the result of our
civilization nnd freedom has been not only
the enlargement of liberty hut the general
diffusion of wealth and the enjoyment wealth
produces , when directly opposite has been
the result.
By the formation of syndicates , trusts and
corporations the people nnd the courts are
defied , while legislatures and congress only
record their demands.
Muny now awake as did Hip Van \Vlnkle ,
from a long slumber , and express surprise ,
but this condition did not come during a
night nor after ono slumber , but gradually
from small lieginnings and in the broad day
light , with the knowledge , approbation and
too often active assistance of the people who-
have been cajoled by politicians , then plun
dered by the rings that control , nnd now at
once they see n vision revealing the width
und depth of tbo gulf baforo tnem.
vuuxivos WAVE iincx J-KEQUEXT ,
and the results now upon us depicted in lan
guage as plain as can be used today ; the
warnings were unheeded and the warners
mallgnod and ridiculed as prophets of ovil.
\Vo nro admonished in press and pulpit of
the dangers of communism and anarchism.
They do not odvlso that
Is overgrown capital , which is abstracting the
earnings of tbo multitude and dividing
amoug the few. A conspiracy of capital
against labor , generating dynamlto in every
scheme which watersstocU und bonds , issuing
millions without consideration or value only
to become a mortgage on every farm In the
republic , upou the right aria of every laborer ,
increasing tbo hardship : * ol tbo-.o who toil
and making the struggle for bread moro dial-
cult ,
Capital unites In every profitable interest
1409 Douglas Street ,
OMAHA , - - NEB.
Chronic , Nervous , Skin
and Blood Diseases.
Drs. Rolls Bott3 nro no "novr
hands" JU the business of troiUitif ; dts-
C.T-O. They linvo boon constantly en-
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for the past " 7v\of\is. \
They do not confine ttiempoves to
any ono disease , but successfully treat
nil bodily deformities , nnd every class
otfrextml and organic dcranpoinpnts.
They indulpo in no doubtful experi
ment' "just to see how it will work. "
Thoj know exactly whnt to do ami how
todo it. iu every case , and tlieir surpical
operations , as well ns Uioir methods of
treatment , arc universally successful.
They employ no students , < , narks , or
ignoramus , but every man whom they
employ is n , thorough practitioner , a ,
fine physician , a skillful surtrcon. mid.
a competent and rolinulo man , in whom
patients mny rlaoo entire cun'.icknc'c.
Drs. Belts & Belts are phjUcfons.
fnoy arc surgeon * .
They are specialists.
They hnvo wealth.
They have ability.
They have experience ) .
They hnvo a lone : list of patients
whom they Imvo cured of di'easo to
whom they can refer others similarly
Their ofllces nro handsomely fur
nished , thoroughly equipped and
abundantly supplied with every facility ,
every modern improvement and appli
ance for the successful troatmert of all
forms of disease.
The names of these famous benefac
tors of their race nro known and hon
ored all over the length and breadth of
the land , wherever disease and suller-
inp nro known , nnd thousands of per
sons can ho found in every section of
the country who ewe their restoration to
health indeed , their vorylivos tolho
sKill and knowledge of those celebrated
men. If you arc ono of the thousands
who are still suffering , delay no longer ,
but have a consultation at once , either
in person or by mail , with
1409 Douglas Street , Omaha , Net ) .
| U > be.it the pooplo. In oil , meat , products ,
railroads , stock yards , everything you v.car ,
rv-ipr urink And th"n to unload the odium
Or jjj n huHcr against the uirno on society
and Ubo7TTXyJiid ! behind
TUB IIH .T > < or JOHN-XT nru. .
A incro pretence , tuXJ Vl -1 * b'J-v-
Incronr brcwries , rolf ! Ir > &i at' ' ' "
fni'tories , even soda \vnlcr
tabliihmcnls. Who can belfovo it *
A few -tfeoks ago the Vnnderbilt crowl ,
owning the Chicago stock yiu-ds , valued nt
$ iatiM,00 ) { ) a sum in cxccsb of the cost and pay-
ins largo divldeuJs , were anxious to
w > unt mete millions without the toil
of caniinp it , pretended n sale
to Englishmen , then a reorganization und
ne\\ * valuation , without investing a dollar , to
over 0,0011.000 , inakiuc in n few hours over
$10,000.000. No eonspiracv or dynamite about
this robbery by liiRh-toncii capital. Cliarses
must bo reorf inized to pay dividends uuou ,
tbo extra millions. Then its president cau
[ irate loudly upon tbo dnnper of communism
find labor o'utbn-alts , and the prosperity of the
great northwest , \vhero white ] > coplo nro un-
ijrateful to capital , and are becoming si > eud-
ihrifts and do not practice economy , bocwso
they no loneer live in dug-outs butfn houses
clnpboarded und painted and actually bavinR
shingle roofs , ana ride in spring wagons , aud
then Wall street shuddered and the railroad
magnates gave
and force out more of the earnings of thcpoo-
[ > lc.Then
Then the aforesaid president , feelinp re
lieved by the millions created by the inero
scratch" tbo pen , that economy was no
longer necessary for him , the wolf was not
pr.iucinK around his door , he could nfford an
other trip across tbo briny ocean , nnd apraiii
hobnob at dinner with the pnnce of "Wiile * .
while his creat corporation , by preconcerted
design , should discharge a few employes
because they presu mod todo lust what their
cinplojersverodolnr ( , form labor ortraniz'.i-
lions lor mutual advnntngo nnd protection ,
nnrt then falsely cburping intemperance and
Incoinpjtcnee , n lying pretext to cover the
eaimoas of the act.
Coipor.itlons organizing millions to control
the business and sap the property of the
country is neither anarchy or conspiracy.
The same thing done by tlieir employe * , only
to protect theiasehcs against the proed and
iujustluo of a corporation without soul , la
worthy denunciation and imprisonment.
that labor organizations must bo destroyc'l ,
ana they intend to discharge and disgrace
every man who dare assent UU manhood , by
publishing a falsehood as to his habits or
capacity. No conspiracy about this Tno o
arc tbo people who are eloquent as to the im
pending conflict between labor and capit.il.
They have the power , ability and uickeduc&a
to force faithful , innocent men to the wall ,
supply their places by non-union men , who
stand idle for lack of employment and re uly
to take the places of those stricken dovin , in
their unxictv for bread nnd thus driva men
from the little homes secured by small sav
ings from hard toil. How much lemoved is
this frnin that slavery which forced
the black mother ou the auction block and
then tore the child from her arm * aud sold it
to a wort-e hell of servitude than the one from
\vhiih she was taken.
SUCH Allli Till ! 6ACJtiriClS
which labor must malto to the moloch of
While in the strangle with the New York
Central , as in the oao with the n. k M. in
this state , the employes wcro worsted , yet
the cause of organized labor was advanced by
each defeat. Hut for such conflicts where
would labor bo today when each man could
bomado the victim to the caprice or injustice
of corporations.
Mho D. & . M. In this state bought n victory
at the expense of millions and hereafter they
as well as tbo New York Central will recog
nize the honest demands of employes before
prcclpating a conflict.
Victor'will come at last. A llttlo more-
faith and patience , a little more watching and
nisTonr is nni'iUTiNQ ITSPLF.
At ono lime , incredible as it now apponrc ,
i > la\ery controlled the greatest republic on
earth , it dominated the cxoru.
ivo nnd both branches of con
gress and wrested decisions from
the United States supreme court , compelling
tbo majority party to bo Its pack hune to
spread the dark institution , nnd a few th cn
leaders of the minority jurty to jurulj o lu
Today nnd for years corporations nrep r-
forming tbo same role as did slavery a thanl
of a century ago. They absolutely own tha
majority party and control CUOUKU l > udc i1 * ' - ' '
the minority party to paralyze its a > tun u d
prevent relief u hen } u&t within reji h
It controls democratic htatoa , us it lu i ia
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