Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia
FRIDAY FIVE CENTS. an.1 Takes the Oatn Banquet Given the Democratic teader. tlie supreme tes met at noon today, leveland of the lawyers reserved foe members of the .accompanied by Mr. Garland, of tho last administration. 1; after tlie opening of court, the asked if there were any motions an, to tbe bar. Mr. Garland arose 4 usual formal style, said: "I move issien of Mr. Grover Cleveland, whois if the gentleman Iroui Massachusetts sold his "Rising-Sun Stove' Polish" to a retailer under a contract that tbe retailer should sell at a fixed price aud receive con- tract would be in the restraint of trade. Bat' it was difficult to toll just what contracts were embraced in the provisio'hs of the bill. None could toll just bow broad tho swath was cut. Mr. Culberson was plied with a ques- tions as to how the bill would operate in given cases. Mr.Henderson, of inquired if- tbe bill goes as far as tbe constitutional power congress can go Mr. Culbersou replied that hi his opinion it did. LOOSE BUSINESS rN THK HOUSE. Mr. 'Wilson, of West Virginia, criticised the majority for its method of conducting busi- ness. There was no great legislative cham- ber among any of the foremost nations of the world in which there was so uruch blind voting as in tlie American house of representatives. Tho rules were so administered that no mem- ber could tell what measure was to be brought up for the day's deliberation. The committee on rules came in morning after morning _ with resolutions for the immediate consideration of some great public question. This performance LABOSMS IN LINE.- THE DAY PASSES OFF VERY QUIETLY. No Bloodshed in America and Only One or Two Small Biota Reported froin Meetings. lified under the rules, iliiwtetl tlifi rociuisito Otttn >_. 'tea, was performed by wasjast becViinga travesty jov, -.clerk of the court. Mr.Cleve- system, but into the clerk s office, where ,.aucus system. Here -was "a bill bristliest with pains and penal- ties, making criminal acts which today were not criminal, derangins the course of trade among the states; introducing doubt and distrust into business; yet the house was called upon in put it on the statute books, without deliberate or intelligent discussion. When the gentleman in charge of it (Mr. learned and able a lawyer as there was in the time and again that it could only be interpreted by the courts. He did not believe that tho bill would accomplish its ob- ject. The flrst and most deadly blow at trusts, he said, must come, not from congress, but from the states. The states gave the charters. The courts of New York had. held that when a ot 510. hail his name registered is parchment. It was not gen- that he was in town, and the Solids admission to the bar of the su- -m.court was a surprise. Mr. Cleveland is in what ore known as tho drainage jm Sew Orleans, and asked for ad- in order that ho might bo qualified to iu these suits before the court. It is nprobable that the eases will bo reached __telm of the court, aud they will proba- Hfioover until next November. AS IMPROMPTU KKCKFTION. An impromptu reception was held tn the afsroom. Senators and members trod on .Abater's toss in their eagerness to greet the president, and when they had been satis- a hand-shake and a smile, several crowded in and were made hap- i- Sliortly before 1 o'clock Mr. Cleveland, Vompanied by Mr. Garland and Bepresenta- returned to the supreme court mm anil took seats inside tbe fence which sjpamtes the legal luminaries and the iuquisi- pnblic. A few moments later Rop- ffiHitative KoswDll P. Flower entered od the ox-prcsiJeiit was half way T3td him before the congressman -id the man he was looking for. Mr. Oleve- greeting was very hearty, and he said itlung which made Flower blush, not un- in n. tnanllftr which Was visible to u in the great parade, but by far many thousand made it a holiday; "dressed in CHICAOO, May day, with its demon- strations by organized labor in behalf of the eight-hour work-day, has come and .gone, and the predictions of riot and bloodshed and an almost universal strike by the trades have not been realized- Labor, indeed, was in a great measure suspended, but those, who deserted their tools for the day did not do so for the purpose of taking up sticks and paving stones and indulging iu riotous demonstrations. Thousands of them quit work for tho day to march more ________ their Sunday clothes to view the procession. It was an orderly, good-natured crowd and an orderly parade. The marching line was about four miles long. It occupied two hours in nassiner a eiveii point, aud the number of men nr.n tlie in line was estimated at from Tho carpenters who have .been by the American Federation of in the van of the eight-hour movement, led the demonstration tvith about men, including three assemblies of Knights of Labor. They-were followed by stone-masons and followed delegations from placed Labor Then unions of fixed by tlie American Federation ol Labor as tlm inauguration of the eignt-bour movement. That the international labor congress atrPans, last Julyj such a call to the worfc- ingmen ntthe -vcorld; -that.the carpenters have opened the eight-hour battle. The eaglitionr. demand ia relief from .tne workings of capitaUHm; that nothing but so- cialism will solve the labor question; there- That -nfflvaemand that toe hours of labor be eight, IX should -be decreed, by in.the struggle the ultimate ob- ject of the" abolition of the wage system be not wight of. The principal speaker, Labor.Leader Sergins. Schevitcb, saidthat-the less hours a man spent at work "the more be would have .to -Hunt about himself. TMs meeting was the. begin- ning of the end, but that the end -would not come until they had the earth and the fullness thereof. He concluded by asking all to be true to tue .THK SITUATION urflnKWAOTOBB. MILWAUKEE. May Milwaukee the de- the union carpenters foe the adoption of the eight-honr system was not complied with, and as.the men were willing to accept eight hours' pay lor eigjit-hours' work, the movement has-met with no strong opposition on the part of their employers. Although the Contracting Carpenters asso- ciation decline, as a body, formally to declare in favor of eight hours, many of the individual memhersof the association, including the presi- dent, have announced that they will conform to the wishes of the men. Those who have ED, Inters mot c, oi. office- charter. If anybody supposed that this bill, no matter how It bristled with pains and pen- alties, would prevent combinations m the na- ture of a trust, he did not understand the ma- chinery and method of the operation of trusts. then asked what was the cause of trusts, and discussed the ques- tion from the standpoint of a tariff reformer, in a speech of considerable length. The republicans of the house, he said, were bringing in one hand a bill to strengthen the trusts of the country (the tariff aud in the other a bill that nobody knew the meaning ot and that nwgbt introduce chaos into business, professedly to punish them. lion in the lobby roar. Say, Mr. LUI1UVIOU printers, metal-workers and molders. men cume a dozeu German Turner societies, form- ing the second division. Next inarched the furniture-workers, cabi- net-makers, carriage and wagon-builders, cigar-makers, cloak-makers, boiler-makers, gas-fitters box-makers, rattan-workers and harness-makers. Manv of the trades escorted m their rants gaudily decorated on which were realistic representations of members- of the craft their daily cra .pursu brick-layersbuijdinga miniature house boiler- ore insist on retaining the ten-hour system. Tho Masons' and Bricklayers' nniou have de- cided to assist the-carpenters by stopping work on all biiudiugiwhere thenienrefusoto accede to tho demands. The pay for carpenters is twenty-two' cents an hour, and under the "I hear Mto lor? bat m a manner which was ny spectators. The two New Yorkers sat us, side by sido, and talked in an audible 'eitone, which would have been regarded door-keepers as sufficient cause for tment had the chatterers been unknown :ame. Mr. Garland became tired first, I when he arose, Mr. Cleveland 'owed his example. Mr. Flower 3 assumed the perpendicular. "Ms is Mr. Turner, Mr.. for Flower still harbors an idea that Cleve- is yet chief executive. "Turner, the he added in an explanatory tone. glad to meet you, Mr. said Cleveland, and while he and Turner shook ids vigorously, ho continued: 'Howdoyou'likoit, Mr. Turner? [Refer- presumably, to congressional life.] I lite it very responded the looking graduate of the pick and tongs. That's said Cleyeland, and he 7cd out of the chamber. He was in the of spirits. He is not bping interviewed -ngh. Several correspondents have tried to .him to say something about the Dana :onble. CALLS ON TH2 PRESIDENT. Ex-President Cleveland drove out to Oak- late in the afternoon with ex-Marshal Al TTilson. His face wore a iong expression wfceiihesaw the beautiful grounds cut up into 'IS. Ho was not sorry worth, the amomit he cleared. He called on the presi- and.passed a half hour "discussing the other common place matters. To- ragllt he is receiving a few friends at the AniDgton, but no correspondents are admitted. THE VETO Of THK DALLAS BILL. The president's veto ol the Dallas public hill has caused great" friglit among the mtcra who have public building aspirations thai! district. Nothing so alarms the em- statesman as tho prospect ot a failure ?5taslice of the''pork barrel." Itiswell JSratood that the president does not intend stop at LnSmis, but that be has quite a num- of vetoes in pickle fur bills in tue north d west. It was given out some time ago, fett.tlie president sent to tho capital for a list '.tto public bill, that these bills Treto be examined ut tho white house with view to the application of liberal vetoes. fore was a significant "which" tied to the tal of Harrison's first veto message, which Tactically served notice on tho house and wuntry that anything else must take a back eatuntil the proper pension legislation, coast 'sIcDse and steamship subsidy measures are- the company, is that the leasing of convicts by tha company has never had the effect of reducing employment of free labor .hut quite the contrary." THB ANSWER MAUE. Messrs. Baxter and Shook were shown tha statement of Mr. Platt, and asked what tlio> had to say about it. "Mr. Platt ia said Mr. Shoold have had nothing to do with the publica- tions any way reflecting upon tlio.se in tha present management of the Tennessee Coal and Iron company. We are large holders ol the securities of that company, and certainly want to do nothing to the injury and detri- ment of the property." "Mr. Platt is mistaken in asserting that we are responsible for the 'stories' to which h6 refers. Neither Mr. Inman, Mr. Shook ,-or to secure aiieiglit-hour working day, itenuined to carry their point, quietly if nor myself have instigated this said Mr. Baxter, "nos have he continued, us, an> sympathy whatever with the on the Tennessee Coal and Iron company, or its officers, by reason of the fact that the company is.the lessee of Uiestate penitentiary. We, and each of us, regret and deplore all this. This spe- cial telegram is the first intimation I have had that Mr.Platt considers us responsible. Our only concern is for the interest and prosperity of tha Tennessee Coal and Iron company, and for tha building up of tbot and other southern enter- Mi' cor polls, Jdian- East, never jlves- leansr epers oano- O. ic House Dlscoascs tlie Senate national CopyriEh-t, Etc. WASHINGTON, May McKinley. from on rules, reported a resolution hurafediate consideration of bills re- frpm the judiciary committee in the 'ng order: Senate bill relating to trusts, relating to copyrights, house bill o bankruptcy, and such other faills-as -Qmittee may call up. This order to be 3 today and tomorrow. The previous was 151, nays TO. Icilillen, of Tennessee, moved -to re- the resolution, with instructions to the on rules to report back a resolution a day for the consideration of the anti- bill alone. THE AKTI-TRUST BILL. 3 Riotiou was 97, nays 125. The was adopted, and the house, in ianco with its terms, -proceeded to con- ;he senate bill to protect trade and agaiust unlawful restraints and monop- of Texas, advocated the bill, jned itself, he said, to subjects over was confessedly no question about of congress to legislate, and did not 16 any doubtful grounds. He did not could any man know, i had been determnined by the jntracts would bo coTeredlJy tho terms ride" newspapers, but was not absolutely as- the bill, the house, at THE -WIDOW'S IJBTTEK. Mrs. Bavis'8 Reply to Richmond's Request for Mr. Davis's Bernnlns. RICHMOND, Va., May following let- tefwS received by the clerk of council, which explains itself: embodied them, fbr the noble_ tribute and you most have sincerely paid to because wlien fibSftSt wuen reverse; us c: 'PP' tne, the affection you yon gladly while he could, cannot decide the question seema to our re come to tie- Srananswernow. J cannotDecide the little crave, and a grate- all. world's hanging the'Chicagfj anarchists, -was draped in mourning- A nolicejaan wto saw the -Bag, shore SPAPES.r 1 hauled down.