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The Evening News (Newspaper) - October 17, 1887, Cincinnati, Ohio VOL. I. NO. 4.CINCINNATI. OHIO. MONDAY OCTOBEfi 17,1887. * CÜMlllINSyiLLE AROUSE . Outpouring of the Friends of Union Labor Saturday Night. '^Tho Larj^est Meetin(( of the Political Campaign in this Quarter. Speeches by A. R. Fage, J. W. Schrsge, Charles Pechiney, £. M. Davis aud { Joel Drown, the Venerable President of the Mt. Pleasant Union Labor Ciab> By far the most interesting and best at. tended political meeting that has been held in Cunamlnsville for some time past was held Saturday night in front of Knowlton’s corner, where a stand was erected and brilliantly illuminated with Japanese lanterns and other lights. The meeting was hold under the auspices of the Union Labor Stevenson Club of the Twenty-fifth Ward, and was a pronounced success. There wore present about six hundred persons, who maintained close attention to the speakers up to a late hour. It was nearly eleven o’clock before all the speakers had been heard from, but the interest was undiminisbed up to the very last minute. The first speaker was E. M. Davis, of the Ninth Ward Labor Club, who made a very effective address, appealing to the con-► sciences of his hearers as to how they should vote in November, and warning them, that unless both the old political parties were ousted from power, the condition of the laborer and the producer would remain unchanged for the better. He forcibly illustrated that these were just reasons and causes for the existence of the Union Labor party, that the monopolists of Europe and America were united in interests, that the monopolists of the United States were about equally divided old parties and red as leaders between the 01 they have divided the people and array them against each other thus destrdjra their strength and political power. Th political poi since the war, those leaders ha-^ rST iave reduced the wages of workmen on an average of over flOO per year; that it was time for business men to learn that when workmen bad short time and low wages their busniess would be poor and profits small; that it was to their interests to think, act and vote for steady employment and high wages for workingmen, then their business would flourish and their profits would be largo; that the people were now entering upon tho thira epoch in the groat drama of human rights, and that the people were now called upon to decide whether they would sustain monopoly, depression in business and wage slavery, or I Union Labor prosperity, happiness aud I liberty. '    A.    R. PAOB, ' The colored candidate for the Legislature on the Union Labor ticket, was Introduced and made a very good Impression, both among tho colored and white members of his audience. He spoke over an hour and kept the crowd interested in what he. had [to say up to the very last syllable was luttered. I Tho speaker said that'that the Republi-ican party was not what it was in 1804,1868, tor in 18?2. It was not the same party it ^as up to 1870. The change in the party had been so radical that it had passed out Ibf existence. Every colored man should Kisk the questiou tnis fall before be cast Lis vote, whether the Republican party pvould or had givon him that protection to I which he was entitled. He maintained Lbat the bargain and sale by which kayes    was placed in the Presi dential chair in 1879, resulted in Khe Republican party abandoning the ■Kilored man of the South to their fato.and i.beir agreeing to send no more Nortnem inen down South to hold tho offices. I In Ohio the tw'o old political parties are I o evenly divided, that the colored men lire tho balance of power and are able to I lictate their own terms. The questlen it I low shall the colored man vote, and how I «ball the poor white man vole. The time I >as come when he should vote for that liarty that will dve him the greatest I'ellef. The colored man to-4ay are enjojc-Ing 'the results of the last war and the |x)or men have decided to go and elect tho liew ticket, men, who will reprosent the |;8ople and not the capitalists of the Iwuntry. I’be colored man must vote that licket in order to make it a suocess. I he question is is the colored I lan ready to give his hand > the white man and half raise him up. ■Hmw be propose to remain in the Repiibll-un party and let the jtoor white man go |nokward, as they have for the last ten l|wiu-s, or will they join that party tlint pro-Roaee to give them their rights In thu fu- I The men who have been olect««d to office ^ave made laws that oppress the pour, ■lia laws that have b<Mm made in this Kmmty for ' the past ten years |.a?e been made in tíie Interest of |.te rloh from the sbnple fart that iiionoiiolists of 'this eouuty have B^e ut (Viiuinhns aiul bad laws aHule ■tot will help tho street car eompantes, HÁtroad cninpantos, Htaiidard oil com-Kbt^, whiolt have taken up the entire of the XiO^islutare, espeolaUy the ■obk ooncuras of Cliicinnatl. I'brae «Miths have been spout In trying to please Ibe various mononolius tnoro Ln-Beil 'retepboiie Company.. three mouths had expirodHffh I ml iho hMquktr game ahuut time tm. The mem HHtd aud did joum, having done nothing for the benefit of the poor man. The poor people of this country do not say, “we will go to war,” but they do say “we will go to the ballot-box and seek the redress, to which we are entitled.” Combination has killed competition. You may VO any were on Fifth street, and you will find snoes all the same price, liocause thu rich have joined together to fix the price of goods. Competition is killed. But there is nothing that allows labor to combine. The contractors bring over here whole ship-loads of poor emigrants, who will work for little or nothing, [Laughter.] The result is that the poor white man here is compelled to work for the same wages,    or    he    can get noth ing to do. Why laboring men can not combine together is not "clear. Laws are now made for the benefit of the rich, but you are punished if you say you will stand together and say yon want $1.TO each a day. A year ago tho eight-hour law went into effect. The very day the Legislature said the law shoula go into effect, the men went out and said they would not work for more than eight hours a day. The contractors then brought men here to work ton hours a day for 11..’jU a day. The speaker read an article from the Commercial Gazette upon the workingmen combining together because the monopolies of the country were tending in that direction. Mr. Page said he was as good a Republican as any man in the country, but the people had kept the Republicans in power long enough. If the colored man thinks that by voting the Republican ticket this fall he can get better nwages, then lie advised him to vote that ticket. If not, then vote the Labor ticket. Mr. Page spoke of the manner in which colored people are bled In the iustices’ courts, and by thoir attorneys. If they had money to take an appeal when it was necessary, they could get it, but if not, the lawyer abandoned tho case for them. If the Labor ticket was elected all such abuses would be disposed of and laws will bo made for the benefit of the poor man, and the lawyers will then be in hades, (laughter). The Timee-Htar says I am trying to lead the colored men out of the Republican party. Charles Sumner loft tho Republican ^rty in 1872. Why did he leave it? In 1872 he said the Republican party was going back on the colored men. He was the man \%hointroduced into Congress the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments and the Civil Rights bill. But what did the Republican party say? “You must not introduce that Civil Rights bill.” It was introduced, and by.it the colored man has been able to assert his manhood anywhere in America under the free flag of libejrty. The Commercial Gazette says that the Legislature must see to it that $4,000.000 more must be voted for the improvement of the streets. If I am elected I will vote for it, if the city will see to it that it does its own work, instead of coDlR’actiDg for it The people, who work to without havmg men from New York and Maryland. I will vote for the bill under conditfbn that no man shall be brou(?ht here to do work while men here are willing to work. Then let the city do the work itself and employ the men, giving the employes on the street the oenefit of the margin of profit which would otherwise go into the pockot of the contractor. “Further, the Union Labor party pro- >ses to have the school books publlsned and sold by the Btate at cost. Where does the balance of the money go? It goes intó the hands of Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., who compel you to pay for your school books about three times as much as thev are worth, simply because the Board of education says you must, and you have got no relief. There combination again destroys competition. Nobody else Is allowed a chance. Elect the Union Labor ticket and we will see that no such men as Van Antwerp, Brara & Co. will publish the school books.” (Cheers and long apnlanne.) J. W. Bchrage, the Union Labor candidate for bounty Solicitor, who arrived from a meeting of the Fourteenth Ward Club about half past nine o’clock, was introduced after Mr. Page concluded and was vociferously applauded. Mr. Schrage said be was glad to meet le people of Cumminsville in the hohie of tne gallant Stevenson. Mr. Page had spoken about the appeal of colored men from the dockets of the magistrates. The honest white Republicans propose to take an appeal from the convention at Turner Hall to the Union Labor party of this county at the next election. Mr. Schrage spoke of the demise of tho Democratic mrty, and said that Undertaker Miller, of he Election Board, would be called in in November to take charge 6f the remains and see thepi decentlv inten*ed. When Mr. Miller insulted the Union Labor party ho forfeited all claims to respect. The speaker said there was no necessity for him to warm up the fifty-seven Republican offloe-hotders in Cumminsville, when be saw them cringing from the pros Mot of thirty thousand votes being cast oyt?W9 Union Lahorparty. When they are eonfrootod by tho Union Labor party they meet you with the same old story that you agitators and Anarchists. You have heard that before. Tho real Anarchists in this country are tho Policy Bill Hmith’s and the K. L. Harpers. [A voice—“Hurrah fur the old Deiuucratlo party.”] hurrah for tho Demo«Tatic party made infamous by the booilleismof Henry li. Payne In the Ohio Legislature. Hurrah for the Democratic party, struck sauare in the eyes last spring by tho Union Labor party and laid out cold. 1 want to ask the Republicans and Democrats of this Htate if they have enforced the law in re- S.rd to this commercial crap-siiootlng. A ort time ago a cou])lo of newsboys were caught playiug craps in an alley, and the latrol-wagon was sont to arrest thsni. ['be Republican party is greatly agitated about a few policy players, while the real orap-ahooters are in tbs liumoorutic and Rapublicaii parties. In a few weeks the hat will be passed around among the oom-aievclal orap-ehooters to raise a Repubii-osn corruption fund. One of the principles of the Union Labor party is, that this co'Riuorclal crap-shoot-inginusi go, aud ths laws against grain and aaforoei obstruction in Long I^iiand Bound called Hell Date, wliicli it was found neoes sary to remove In thu InUireet of shipping. Ho to-day every worklngtuao and business man is in danger of commercial imntc In the oha^otloo of honest oommorre by the stock roed. gambling shall be thoroughly A few vears ago there wes Lorn able tho ed buld the Hell Gate of stock watering, stock jobbing and grain gambling. Therefore, we say the Hell Gate .of the Chicago Grain Board swindles an| Wall Street Anarchism must go. The principles established by th»^,Union Labor party are those iaught by Xhrist 2,(XX) years ago. Don’t try to beiSnne a millionaire in a year by engaging archistic attempts to rob your fell zens and put employes on sta wages. Mr. Schrage spoke at consi length, warming up the audience highest point of enthusiasm. Heoo: by saying that within a year then be beard from every ballot box ___ country a grand jubilee of indostfy and tho chorus of human liberty. We will roll up thirty thousand votes in this county in November, and-mako us the first party of the country instead of the second.” Chas. Pichiney, candidate for the Legislature, was Called out and made a tew vigorous remarks, which were warmtó applauded, the boys giving him throe cheers at tho close of his speech. The Mt. Pleasant Union Labor Oiuh was Sresent with their venerable president, oel Brown, an old and respected farmer, who occupied a seat on the stawd. Mr. Brown is eighty years old and cast bis first vote nearly sixty years ago. He was called out, and although his voice was feeble he interested his audience several minutes In stating that he had always been the friend of the workingman. He took the Working-man'H Advocate, published in New Yorh fifty years ago. Mr. Brown said it was strange to him that one-third of the people should vote the other two thirds, but such ivas the fact. It looked very straiige that the minority should govern the thajority, but if you can’t get your rights in any other way then you must take the next best way. Mr. Brown said he had always been an Abolitionist, but had always voted his sentiments without regard to tho party. He advised his hearers to be true to the principles of the Labor party, and In tho end they would reap a glorious victory. SLUGGINI} MATCHES Elmwood the Scene of a Sunday Fight. Another Mill Fonght in % West £b4 Saloon lesterdaj. The police failed to get onto a quiet little mill that occurred yesterday morning near Elmwood, between Tommie Ward and Jack Conners. "Word is a Chicago feather-freight, and Connors is a carrlage-worker hero. The fight was a desperate one, and was fought with two ounce gloves in the presence of only thirty people. There were four rounds fought, and at the end of the fourth round Connors was so badly demoralized that be could not stand up, and the prize money was awarded to the Chicago man by the referee. Conners was knocked down seven times and wa.s terribly bruised about the face. Ward escaped without a scratch and showed no signs of punishment. He weighs 114 pounds and Connors 116. There was but very few of the rough element present, the invitations being extended to the more respectable element of the fancy and sporting class. The sport was $50 a side and the fight was to a finish, the purse being contributed by the spectators. The mill came off about five o’clock in the afternoon within a hundred yards of the Carthage pike. Ward was socondod by a local pugilist and Conners was coached Dv a member of the board of aldermen. In the Bd round Connors had his upper lip split and he was knocked flat on his hack. In tho fourth round he was knocked off his feet and he came up slowly to the scratch, looking very groggy. He again went down in a heap, and the fight was awarded to tho featheh- weight Another sot-to took place in a West-end saloon yesterday afternoon on Plfth street, which was the result of a sparring match between two colored men. one named Fields and the other unknown. James McCarthy, a rollhig-mlll hand from Covington, entered about the time the sparring was going otn and bantered Fields for a “go,” which was promptly accepted, and at it they went, in a hack room, with big gloves. In nine rounds the colored man quit, saying he had enough. Neither was badly puulsned. A WORD OF WARNINO. a CO 91 ii To amoid mintake» we are obliged to change tlie name of the flmi from the New standard Merchant Tailoring Co. to * The National Merchant Tailoring Co. Now don’t be gulled by, reckleos hurrah •• vertisers, but remember that we are the only reliable ones in the city that uiHgive you the Best Quality of Good.4 for the Least Money and we guarantee a perfect Fit and First Class Work-mauship.fS •w d •d 01 11 H •3 01 North East Cor. Seventh and Vine Streets, 1    .it    •    ■ OAixol»lM.«.tA, .    .    .    ,    .    0!¿lo. THE TERRIBLE DHS IN NATURAL GAS. Its Frightful Calamities in China. POWDERtY Wai WE Personal Feeling Causes the Trouble. Facta About Carlisle, Morrlaon, et al. Special to The News:    ¡ PiwsBüROH, Oct. 17.—Two hundred years ago in China there was just such a craze A.*, '■ i about natural gas as we have in this ooun- capable of, but owing to a gas explosion that killed several millions of people and tore up and destroyed a large district of country, leaving a large inland sea, known on the map as Lake Foo Chang, the boring of any more gas wells was then and there rohibited by law. It seems, according to ¡hiñese history, that many large and heavy-presstire gas wells were struck, and in some districts wells were sunk quite near to each other. Gas was lighted as soon as struck, as in this country. It is stated that one well, with its unusual pressure, by induction of back draught, pulled down into the earth the burning gas of a smaller well, resulting in a dreadful explosion of a large district, destroying the inhabitants thereof. Lake Foo Chang rests on this district. Tho same catastrophe is imminent in this country unless the laws restrict further developments in boring so many wells. Should a similar explosion occur there will be such an upheaval as will dwarf the most terrible earthquake ever known. The country along the gas-belt from Toledo, through Ohio, Indiana aud Kentucky, wiii be ripped up to the depth of 1,200 to 1,500 feet and flopped over like a pancake, leav- B. P. A. John 0» Larkin, Superintendent Street Cleaning Department, submitted his monthly report; filed. Lakemnn street, Cumminsville, was ordered lighted with gas. J. G. Gault, of 456 West Ninth street, whose cellars are being flooded liecause of a change in grade simre the recent paving, was grunted permission to tap the eaten bavin in front of his premises. Postiiinster Riley protested against itbe contractors opening up MaHl' street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, as Patter-soQ alloy being impassable from Wulnut Street, the mulls could not be haiullcif advantageously. Ueíorred to thu Engineer.    « I’roperty    holders In    Now    Baltimore street, who    have    parod    their    sidewalks, protest agalsNt the mud of those who have not Ileforred to Kngiueor for report. Louis Felix, 801 Central avsnue, was gruntud a plumbers' license. Other matters of minor Importance, occupied the    tUno    of tho Board    for a snort sssslon.__^    ^ Another WorJklugnian Happy. Mr. Wiilian Hmlth, a carriage block-smith living at 41 Hrlghtou street, wa.<« this Qorulng iirtseateii by Ills wife with a twelve pound girl.    ^ ing a chasm through which the waters of Lake Erie will come howling down, filling tho Ohio and Mississippi Vaileys aud blotting them out forever. TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE View tho Scene of Saturday’s Conflagration. Between twenty and twenty-five thousand people viewed yesterday the scene of Saturday’s oonfiagration. But it’s an ill wind that bodes nobody any good. At least the Consolidated Street Car Company thinks so. The KIni street car lino carried no less than 1U,(XX) pasHcngors to the scene, and so jammed wore the cars that a News man was obliged to walk to tiio head of Elm street before he caught a car on which there was even standing room. Men women and body seemed bent on fire. At every corner they gathered car after car passed them, packed like sardines, with human freight, the disap-polntmeut depicted ujmn the faces of the waiting rrowoa was a sight to behold. At the Bceite pf the fire a oeathing mass of curious, yawping people was oncoun-lerod reviewing iTio charred spertacle, which covc*-B Some three acres. There is the towering I was even stanaing and children—overv-going to Hatnrday’s ■ they gathered and as but little debris and oatv . < sight it must hava been as the flame* chiuiiiies, like thu pillars of ancient Egypt, give any adequate idea of theawe-strirxea struggled in thuir mud fury to lick the heavens. .................'cÓNTRÍTrUTE ........1 To the Fund for the    j FtKsHurrsiiBBOi,    I Cracker-boxes with the alxivo placard nailed to the telegraph poles inibe vicinity of the fire aud were quite liberally patrou-izcd. *Hani Is another loek-uut,” said ths barber as he examined the eiduriy gsatlw man's head. —JMom Svem*. MisrwEAPotrs, Mnrx., Ctet. 17.—The main topic of conversation among the Knights since Saturday has been tho fight of the two “B’s”—Barry and Baily—upon the AAvduisH;a|^ , Of qcnrrse, the whole iTOéf 1iáÍr'*WI?íl J' ÁHSilipaiseated to the country at large. Baily and Barry, ever since their election to the Board, have joined in oppoeation to the plans of the Board, whQi*e before they had, been personal enemies. The amendment to the Constitution, allowing the General Master Workman to select his board, instead of electing it, as at present, was pounced upon by ^heso two gentlemen as a scheme to remove them from the Board. It is their plan of opposition to the idea of the General Master Workman selecting his advisors and heads of departments, as does the President at Washington. If the amendment passes, it is not likely that they would remain. They want to remain, hence the kick. A lot of garbled staff has gone out about the order and the Sart it took in defeating certain ongressmen. The Legislative committee, in its report last fall, gave tho names of those members of Congress who had been found unwilling to aid the passage of important bills which were presented to Congress, and who worked against the committee. This caused tho defeat of Morrison —not bis free trade ideas, for with those the committee had nothing to do. The same is to be said in the case of Carlisle, Brown and Butterwortfa,of your district, would have shared the same fate, had there been a party there such as you have now. But this amounts to little. The main fact is that the root of the disturbance lies in Barry and Baily’s reluctance to retire from the hoard, and lack of courage to meet the natural consequence of their action. The administration will come out ahead, and there will be no “secession.” A $900,000 Failure. Collapse of tlte Largest Rubber Firm la the World. PiioviDEKCE, R. I., Oct. 17.—The National Rubber Company, owning the mostex*-tonslve factory of the kind in the urorld, has made an asslgninont The liabilities are upwards of $000,(XX), and the chief assets are tho plant and real estate, situated In the town of Bristol, a dozen miles from this dty. In the confiJentiai staleniont made c5ctober 1 to the stoekhnJders, the asseta were placed at 9i;añ,U00 and tho llabllltios at $8o2,0i)ii. ALIi PAHTIFH IN ALL PARTS. Hon. A. H. Davis is the Democratio nominee for Coiigrii--H la the Tweuty-fith (Hyracuse) N. Y. Ulslrktfi, Tlio war between Mosshaeks and Kids, iu Darke County, has resulted in the in-diotmuiit of ijohn Ü fttmon, Oimuty Treasurer and Kil huidor, for cmbesil»-meut. CunimlasvDlc (iasWell. The Director* of the NortbsMe (4as and Oil Co., have held a meetliig and received propositions to borti tho gae well iu ner’s subiitvision down to four handred' feet. It is now $10 feet deep und thtj has becD burning slpce June 16, bt IU Hufflokmt qtUiitittbs to saii*' holder». A WMitiBg of nrill be called tkís week to decide matter of makiagti eoftteact to the haring.An
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