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The Evening News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1887, Cincinnati, Ohio ■.yi>THE NEW VOL I. NO. 2.CINCINNATI, OHIO. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14.1887. on:e OHIN^T. RALPH <^BEAÜMOÍJT Addresses a Rousing Union Labor Meeting. A Logical Argument on the Burning Question of the Day. The mass meeting of the Twenty-second Ward Union Labor Club at Freeman and Everett streets, last night, was a grand success. Amid lire-works, bonfires and playing field bands, the scene was an animated one. Fully 2,000 people were present, and when Mr. Ralph Beaumont, the National Lecturer of the Knights of Labor, was introduced as the first speaker, ho was heartily applauded. Mr. Beaumont, being Chairman of the National Legislative Committee of the Knights of Labor, is perhaps better posted on the labor question than any other man, and being an orator of no mean ability, he never fails to rivet the attention of his audience. This he did last night, and his presentation of the issues of the day were frequentlj^ applauded, and his happy anecdotes created much laughter. Beaumont’s Speech. I believe, said Mr. Beaumont, that when a condition of affairs exists that enables one man in early life to start out with a rowboat, and from that to>s sailboat, and from that to a steamship, and from that to a railroad management, dies, leaving his oldest son a fortune of $100,000,. 000, while a locomotive engineer works for the samo man during that same thirty years with hand on the throttle valve guiding the iron-horse through space at the rate of thirty miles per hour with its precious load of freight, for $1,000 a year, and dies in comparative poverty—we believe that a system that makes it possible foj. that difference to exist between the two persons is not only unfair but unjust, and ought to be abolished. Now, it must be plain to any person wbo is a close observer of affairs that are constantly transpiring, that some few are becoming very wealthy, while a large number are growing correspondingly poor. We find that the system of doing business In this country has been rapidly changing, and that some are growing rich by having 8PXCIAL PRiviLBGBS Conferred upon them by law, through acts of incorporation. As a matter of illustration: Jay Gould is worth $75,000,000. I am not. Why! Because Jay Gould has laws passed by which he may steal. As soon as the laboring people can have laws passed by which they can steal, they’ll get rich too. If you out of work and your family is are starving and you walk down the street and break in a window and take a loaf of broad, you are arrested because you take something from society without returning its equivalent and you go to the penitentiary. The rich man kteals millions and is honored. He steals by law, we havn’t learned that yet. 1 have been LECTUKINO THROCOHOÜT THIS COITXTHT For a quarter of a century and 1 have yet to meet the first man wbo became a millionaire by working. He may make a million but that is vastly different from earning that amount. Have you noticed how, whenever the working people of this country riso to exert tbetr rights, the Republican and Democratic parties immediately change their position on the labor question and become tha **only jTBlENDM OP THE LABOKIHO CLASSESf” TbiS action reminds mc^ofastory about a man in the woods, wbo was pursued by a bear. Finding that the bear was gaining on him he scaled the nearest tree. The bear immediately took up his position at the foot of the tree and aboda his time. Later on, when another man entered the woods, he heard a halloing for help. “Hallo 1 Uallo!” he cried, “what la the matter!” “I’m up a tree and a bear is at the bottom waiting for me,” answered the man up the tree. “I can’t come over there,” replied the man, “but I can give you some goo<i advioe.” “What's that?” yelled the man ap the tree. “Keep the attention of the bear until 1 get out of bcra” Boltiswitíi the two old parties. The man up the tree is the Republican party and the other man the Democratic party, and neither have the courage to tackle the Labor bear. Whealeametothis oitjr and read the two labor planks in the Ropubllcan platform I wap riveibly reminded of a story they tell Oft Boraae Grealy. A lecture comnikm’^ I att interior town in New Yorkw^*y»<rt»4 t* M««re Mr. Greeiy for a liiíñ|fi Mif ■■d mate Un to tha* effect. Ne^ if there are any compoeltoif preeonl tfaer will remember what khid ol a band Mr. Greeiy wrote. Well, wbeo the «ominlitee met again. The ehairmaa wite requested to read Mr. Greely’s reply as to whether he was coming or not Turn-lug the letter bckttom side up, the Chalr^ man said that if he looked at the letter this w»y It appeared as though ha waa eoming, and if he looked at it the ot^ur imy it looked as though he wastft coi^n^. It you take the labor planks in the méaa piahform and hold them upaideduwn, io^ aa though thoro might be some-in them. R you at them the •Iher way. yon hava your doubt* aboet ih Onty ichday 1 read in your papers that a naw Tnsev oao nsN ruunEP. Ailrair-boaratnut. Do yon know what is meant by straw-board? It is the brown paper that your groéer uses in wrapping up his sugar. They propose to increase the price of this paper, so that what costs two cents now will cost six cents, and the grocer will then have to use either a smaller sized paper or give you less sugar. Whore capital combines they call it a trust, but when labor combines they call It conspiracy. We how have the cotton-soed oil trust, the standard oil trust, the sugar trust and the whisky trust or pool. I was in Franklin, Ind., the oth<3r day, where there are a great many coopers—whisky stave coopers—and I was told that they were being dischorged at the rate of ten ■    '    I’r    ‘    ■* per week. Why! I’ll tell you. On ac count of the whisky pool. On the same iated rre day the Associated Fress informed me that the grain imports at Peoria, 111., had increased    from 18,000 to    26,000 bushels in    the    last thirty    days. Why! I’ll    tell    you. On    account of the whisky trust. Here are tA HALF nOZBN BIO DI8TILLEB8 At lioxington, Ky., and Peoria, 111., who aeree to pool their issues and control its whisky production by closing up all other stills. They go to a man who has a small still and depends upon the neighboring ifarmers for his grain, employes coopers to make his haiTels and laborers to make his whisky. The whisky pool comes along and asks the stiller what his still is worth. Ten thousand dollars. What do you make! Oh, sometimes more and sometimes less. Do you make ten per cent, on your investment! No, I am ghd to make four. Well, whv not join us. Close your still and we will give you $10.000 stock in our concern and give a dividend of two and a half per centrevery quarter with a possible additional dividend at the end of the year and you will no longer have to trouble vourself about getting your grain or by a strike of your coopers; and after having made vour whisky to find a purchaser for it. The still is closed up, the coopers are thrown out of work, and the farmers will have to find new customers for their grain. The business goes where the wbiskvis made and that is why the coopers of Franklin, Ind., are being discharged, and the grain imports of Peoria are so Increasing. Only the other day the Baltimore and Ohio telegraph passed IKTO THE HAN’DS OF J-AT OOÜLD, And he now controls every inch of telegraph wire in this country, and the people of this great nation are completely at nls mercy. The Union Labor party believes .that the government should control the tclegrnpks as It does the postal system. Mr. Beaumont then graphically traced the transformation of the old method of transportation and mail carrying U> the present system, showing the practicability of the plan of government control in our splendid postal sy.stom, and showed the working of the “special” delivery plan. During the last sassion o# Congreas, he continued, while serving as chairman of the Knights of Labor Legislative Committee, I had occasion to talk to General Warner, member of Congress from Ohio, who is chairman on Postal Telegraphs and Roads. I inquired of him what prospect there was for the Edmunds bill to create a 60VEBSMIKT TBLBGBIPH SYSTEM. He replied that there was a very poor prospect, as there was a large number of conservative people who belived that an increase of the office - holding class endangered the welfare of our republican form of government. “But,” said he, “we have other itroposiiions under consideration. One, to eose the existing linos, and the other to buy them.” I U'ked him in case he either leased or bought them, would he buy or lease at the present oapitalized valuel Ho replied, “Oh, no.” I informed him that Jay Gould might not want to sell him Western Union at anything loss than its present capitalized value. He replied that we were not compelled to buy Western Union, as there was' oompetition, and that they had a proposition from another company to duplicate every foot of Western Union wire for laO.OOaOOO, and lease it to the government for nineW-mne years at four per cent, on cost oi construction. Upon nearing this statement, 1 informed him that I had that day paid Western Union fifty conta to send my wife a dls- SBtch of ton words three hundred and fty miles, and if the Government should do that it could afford to do it for me for ten cents. He replied; “For less than that; for the Government could transact business cheaper than any corporation, or they could duplicate the help, or In the case of a small Postmaster, ho would be a telegrapher, so that he would In this case have to be a skilled workman, and that would take him away from being a polit ioal football.” In the cities the postal clerks would also have to be talegraph operators, and that would keep out the ward bummers. Now, follow-oitisens the present telegraph companies are charging the public for aervioe six per cent, on upwards of $180,000,üOO on stocks and bonds. The question naturally arises^ now LOXO WILL THE PEOPLE Consent to be robbed in this manner when the Government can perform the same service, and lo a better manner, for four ler cent on thirty millloul You will do it ust as long as you remaiu ignorant of the ... id ‘    - act that you cau do it and not one moment longer. FOREIGN NEWS. The Council of Generals have found General Caffarel guilty of habitual dishonorable conduct He will be retired and his pension decreased from 8,000 francs to AÑO francs. The Crown Friaoe's condition it still inraoHrious. Jonny Lted, the once fame us •oagatraas, is dying. The Spanish Geverumeal has ordertd the consmietton of six Iron-oiods of 7,000 tons each. The Paris corrcspondent of the London oonOi'ius tho report of the arrMt ofGeheri  JTSl Boulanger for tnsnlen^ lo the interrogations of tn.< Minister of War, —UJ mattmn not how much Intel}!-geiicc one may claim, If be does not show it he will pau for a nobody; STARVATION WAGES Cause the Miners to Strike in Southern Indiana. A Stubborn Fight Between Cruel Companies and Determined Men Seeking Justice. 'ViNCKJiNBs, IXD., Oct. 14.—The miners of Southern Indiana have entered upon a strike for an advance in wages to a point that will at Isa^t enable them to keep from starving. Gradnally their wages have been forced down and restricted until it was simply a case apparently of bow long they would work for nothing and livo. They prefer to lose time and suffer hardship in a strike than endure longer the misery and degradation that ha.s been their condition for the past few years. The companies are as stubborn as they are cruel, and the cry has gone out that the strike will cause a coal famine, but there wouldn’t bo any co*l famine if the miners were given even the work they ask, to say leas of the wages. There appears but small chance for any other settlement than a complete victory for one side or the other, and the miners are determ foed to make it the hottest fight ever known in that aection, Tbe .Miners’ Federation sends out a mauilesto containing the following: “Wages have been forced below living rates. We are now going to force them up. Owing to former low jiriees paid for work the men are in poor condition to stand the fight. If they are successful, a long step will have been taken in the direction of an advance of five cents per ton for all miners in the Federation, districts on November 1. They have good coal, good shipping facilities, and the cost of production hero is small compared with other mining districts. Mining is from 45 to 60 cents per ton, a day’s labor from 90 cents to $l per day, and the men paid in most part out of the companies’ stores. We appeal to all miners all over Indiana to conie to the ré^cue and help on tbe fight.” From twenty-five hundred to three thousand are out. THE PRINTING CRAFT. ALL IK TUB UNIOK. Sprinofibli), 0.,Gct. 14.—All differences between the proprietors of the Titne* and the Typographical Union were adjusted yesterday, and for the first time in tbe history of the paper it is a Union office. This is considsred by the Union one of the greatest victories ever achieved in the city. Every newspaper office in the city Is now in the Union. THE NEW YORK STRIKE RXTBNOIKa. New Yobk, Oct. 14.—The striking print ers were joined yesterday by the pressmen of the Trow Printing Company, the pressmen of J. J. Little & Co., and tbe compositors and pressmen from a number of smaller offices. The total number of printers, pressmen, electrotypors, etc., now on strike is about seven hundred. In addition to these, Burgovue & Co., who run a strictly “card” office, notified the - -    ■    ’te Union this aftemoou that unless the compromise with Harper & Brothers was at once declared off they would lock out their 250 employes this evening. Tbe Union issues a card saying that no non-Union men ore eniployea by the Harpers. THE “TRUST” EPIDEMIC. A Chicago mik Combination the Lates*, Chicago, III., Oct. 14.—The milk producers around Chicago yesterday were seisod with the prevailing “trust” epidemic. About one hundred milk producers met this morning. The report of the committee recommends that a joint stock company be organized, with a capital stock of $10 each share, producer to be entitled to own one share lor each can of milk he markets daily. The etook is to be transferrablo onl^ to milk producers. Board will buy all milk which is to be shipped to Chicago, or would be if there was a market for it, and a uniform price is to be maintained. Bupposing the city to PPO*‘ consume 10.000 cans of milk daily, the price will be one dollar per can of eight gallons, and the milk sold to factories will be put will be one dollar per can of eight ga y, the p rht galli at^ighty oents instead of sixty cents. In the I Tbe first business done in the afternoon session was to rt^ the price of milk to out dollar and thirty cents per can for the six months beginning Norember 1, In tbe afternoon session It was decided to form the Trust, and those present wbo agreed to take stock In it {mid one dollar down, not only as a guarantee of good faith, but to enable the committee to take the inltiutory steps in getting out the pa pert. Tne price of milk for the next six UkOntbs, beginning November 1, was fixed at an average of $1.90 for a can of eight gatiao* on the following bnnts^ For the next fonr m<»nths $1.25, fur the toilowlnH one month $1.90, and for the sixth montn 91. Ueveml of the nillk dealers wore pres- ant ot tho afternoon soseion, and an effort was mode by thsm to lower tbe price, but without success. — A pHrty of briganila wore surprisinl neoif Florouco, the other day, »ml the chlrf, «pon being struck by two bullets.    himself wciirndmi nod sttrt'endered. It wim foaml tliat he WAS (Mil) wounded in his gmue bAg.— N. r. Sun, BRITISH EAHDLORDS IN TEMS. They Order American Settlers on Disputed Lands to Leave at Once. Port Wgbth, Tex., Oct. 14.—The settlers of the Texas Pan-handle are agitated over a recent order from tbe manager of the Rocking Chair Ranch Company, calling upon them to leave their homes, w hich are situated on what the company claims to be their domain, along the borders of Wheeler and Collinsworth Counties. In 188.3 a colony started a settlement on Elm Creek and the Balt Fork of Red river. Boon after an English syndicate purchased of the New York and Texas Land Company 237 sections of land, and imme-diatelr fenced this in with all alternating sections of school lands. The tract thus inclosed is twenty miles wide by thirty miles long, including some of the most fertile and best watered lands in the Pan-haudle, The settlers held on with dogged persistence and continued to grow in qumbers. The English company on the public domain, di;    ■ tor have addressed Governor Ross, setting forth their claims, aud stating that the order of eviction will throw thirty families out of their homes, and cause a loss to each of from two to four years’ labor. They state that this company has been occupying the school lands in common with them for four years and have paid no rent until are until the mat.er can be settled finally. HORRIBLE AC Japan Oven Explodes 137 Pearl Street. The Japan oven, at the Standard Carriage Goods Co., 137 and 141 East Pearl street, exploded at 12 m., and fatally burned Fred Gick, living on Col^rain avenue. Ue is married and has four children. Ho was taken to tbe bospitaL There wore six girls working in the room at the time of tbe aooldenU and one, Cora Racket, of Newport, fainted. The disaster was occasioned by an aecumuia-tion of gas in tbe oven. Great excitement prevailed. The Way They Flied Owens. St. Lons, Oct. 14.—$2,600 has been u»-earthed by the local police, which had been ‘planted’ by John Owens, the Pacific Express messenger, who stole $35,060 from ono of tbe safés he was guarding, and •kipped. This is tho last of the stolon amount to bo recovered, and Owen^ must faoe his trial without the benefit of first-class counsel; the $1,000 fee sent by him to retain Governor C. P. Johnson having been turned over to the detectives as part of the stolen money. NEWS FIELD IN BRIEF. German Tuber, one of tbe New York An. archist sympathizsrs who were refused admittance' to a ball by tbs Union Hill (N. J.) police, which p^recipitRted a riot at that iloce last week.' has been found guilty by a ury of assaulting a policeman. Sentenoe was deferred. News comes from Delphos, O., of two iron tank canal boats being loaded with crude petroleum, bound for Lockland, O., to bo used at that point for fuel. Tbe result of the venture will be watched by both parties to tho labor queeMon with interest. George Francis Train, who. in his au* premo rortv» it dcclarcMl he had one ‘lun" dred thousand workingmen io Chioago at his back, and ho would lead them if noc-oessarv, against tho police of that oily, has been Ignomlnioualy aupnressed by the Solice simply raising his baud,aud 01 ■ " ■ chief of Train ordered out of Chicago, or into an asylum for Imbeciles. There 1* hardly room for doubt that the working poopfo of Chicago will survive tha loss of ;Ule new Moses. For an oditorlal In tbe Minneapolis Tribune, during President Clavcland's etxy in that city, hnaded: “Cievoland as a man,” and in which tbe writer declared; “It Is hard to hare resfiect for a woman who will soil herself to a nmn so Impubtiva and gross, and with a record as mat-odorous us Grover Cleveland, etc., etc.” The business manager of tbe paper, Mr, A. J. ibe paper, Biotbeo, was burned tu ornó, and but for timely inUrference by Mayor Ames, the ttet ol the paper wonld have been wreck-•0. <1 ■<> - —()(»rouer--Uo«tlcmoo, hnre }*ou vfowpii tho renmipsf    Korcniait—Wo hav#.    was    hu ktllpdf Forematv—Blmt llaoiigh tho heart Coroner—WtU, li^ttho vonllct boalibn but explicit. KHfweod a dvifih, ia enough.—Zíi/é. THE mm imMHLL Ristrict 208, of Enilani, a Rwst Eight Hour^Henceforth the Rule in the Cigar Trade. A Skirmish in the Interest of Brother Dana’s Sun Comes to Naught. Tho work of improvement was carried on with a will,with a contemptuons regard of the high wire fence which tbe company had placed around the range. The settlers claimed an equality of rights with the and hoped soon to bo able to purchase the land on which they had located their homes. Tlie manager of the syndicate, Mr. Drew, gave notice on Monday that the company had been paying rent to the State since the Fourth Of July, and he ordered tho settlors to leave at once. They immediately or- anized andap{X)inted Messrs. Boya and ones to investigate the matter. The lat- last July. Tliey appeal to the Exeinitivo to protect their rights and homes, which have been invaded without warning. The winter is upon them and they have no time now to provide other habitation, aud they desire the privilege to remaiu where they at Fred Oiek. 36, a Victim, Leaves a Family— Girls Narrowly Escape. Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 14.—Yesterday’s session was devoid of features of especial interest or incidents of a stirring nature, being devoted mainly to the reading and referring of communications. A breezy debate would spring up once in a while, but was always of brief duration and indulged in by the minor orators. A communication waa reeeired from District Assembly 208, of England, asking that a man be selected from araongthe English Knights to be vested ivfth the nec essary authority to act in case of disputes ■ between employer and employes. It was asked that this official assume the functions of tho general officers when tbe circumstances make it impossible to place before them the thae faéts In the case. The communication was referred to the proper committee. A communication from the Canadian Knights, requesting the appointment of a legislative committee of three for Canada, was referred to the Committee on Legislation, A communication was read from the Philadelphia longshoremen complaining of the violation of the foreign contract labor law, and requesting that the Order sustain the Philadelphia A^embly in their action in the matter, Tho eight-hour question in the cigar trade was brought up. The sentiment of convention was |:hat as eight hours is the rule of the International Cigar-makers’ Union it would not be right for members of the Knights of Labor employed in this trade to work longer hours and give hack-set to the good work in this direction already accomplished. It was decided not to issue the label tp those who work longer hours. After the afternoon session the Press committee reported that there was nothing to divulge to the public. The delegates are very quiet about the afternoon proceedings, and nothing authoritative has been stated. It is stated timt the convention yesterday afternoon voted to continue tiie boycott bn the New York Huh. The matter came up in the shape of a resoln-tion from District Assembly 64, of New York City, tbe membership of which Is compose(i of printers and other employes of newspaper offices, ásKingthat the boycott instituted some time ago at a conference of thirteen or fourteen District Assemblies against the ISun be declared uull and void. After a lively debate the resolution was tabled. BAS&BALL. After downing the ex-cbamplons twice in this city, a retributive justice has over taken tbe Reds in Chicago, to this effect: Chicago, 17; Cincinnati, 4. Base hits- Chicago, 21; Cincinnati, 18. Errors—Clri-cago, 5; Cincinnati, 18. Batteries — Hprague and Daly; Berod aud Baldwin. Umpire—McQuade. The superiority of tho League or Association clubs was tested in five contests yesterday, to the unanimotis sorrow of the latter brand Pittsbuboh, Pa., Oijt. 13.—Detroits, 8; Bt. Louis, 0. Batteries—'Baldwin and Bennett ; King and Bushoag. Umpires—Kelly and Gaffney. Indianapolis, Oct. 13,—Indiana^lis, 6; Cleveland, 1. PBii..ADELPHiAt Oct. lA-r-Philadelphia, 6; Atletics, 5. Washington, October 18.—Washington, S; Metropolitans, 9. NOTES. Wonder if Jim JKisenan was left behind on this trip. Monost next the Rod* and Clevelands begin their series for the championship of Ohio. The People’s Base-ball Club, of the Gvpsic», Twenty-fifth WanL will play tbe Gvpsk ef the Twenty-first Ward, nextBunday. DRAMATIC AFFAIRS. Oiir {>oople have an excellent line of theatrical amusements this week. Robert Downing, In tho “Gladiator,” tonight aud to-murruw night, and “Ingomor” matinee, lo bo followed by the Emma Abbott iJ|kara Company, at the Grand. Kiralfy’* “Dolores.” at Heuck’*; next week tbe Hanlon Brothers “New Fan-tosnio.” Dan Bully hi the scetsaiRff “Comer Grocery” M Bavlin’s. Beginaiibi Bundey matinee, Kvana and Hoey iu ”A Parlor Matob.” At Hands* Theater. “On* of tbs Brsv-eat,” matinee and nJfbk At Feoplo’i Thesler “The Bhidene Bor- laeqno Consaiiy,” followsfi next week hf Hart, Rice ^kllyiuaiL’s Minstrela Much attention haa kwen Mlled -to tbs G. A. R union* IMsiy.hMi “TbdBuUl* dt GeUsharg” «ycioftk*% Istb iflakh them both in snt MtiiMa^saado:h. “In tho fnt javenaots km lusenn ne>k dnrne** thk Vlk* —WithiHi', ikhknllf K klMk knows wliet|ier ha it honasft or ttofcs*»' iu(4ng, I.
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