Anarchists NYC, August 24, 1893
WHERE DO ANARCHISTS RIOT lOT IS CAPT. LEYESrS PRE-CIHCT AT ALL EYESTS. Xner Ar a Mild L4 TlMN-lm Baia-' drops Pnt TUm to Flight Baslneea . Mea f Um District An Disgusted with th Way th Dotage T th Igmrsat (wuM Bin Bm Mngnlned The ' Dngr I la Leaving Person of th OtUau Typ at Largo. Jar about 1 :30 o'clock yesterday after-soon three Incredibly dirty gentlemen were tending in Capt, DeTery'e precinct within a bowshot of Lie police station. ", lite three incredibly dirty gentlemen were apparently engaged in discussing r that sapereervicenble officer and his tre-meadoua preparation to exterminate Anarchy and Anarchist in the caet-off-elothi n g-stalo-fish-and decomposed-orange iiatriet in which he mildly reminds 30.000 ar 40,000 Russian exiles of the Cossacks they left behind them in their fatherland. Some of the reporters who have been ' hard at work daring the week re-creating ten or twenty of the 30.000 or 40.000 into a host of ruthless and indiscriminate destroyers of society would have pronounced ; these three dirty gentlemen very dangerous characters. They were, possibly to the public health, contributing as they undoubtedly were to the local miasma. A more than ordinarily far-seeing riot reporter would hare discovered on the spot aa appalling i frtico conspiracy to wipe at not only the gallant and over-sensitive Captain, bat also the bewhiskered and affable Sergeant who is one of his trustiest advisers in the trying emergency that the Batt-Fliegman -Battle of the Kegs" has prong upon him. All at once three drops of rain fell upon the three incredibly dirty gentlemen. Three luminous spots immediately appeared on their battered derby hats. Six drops and their unspeakably glossy and grease polished frock coats each had two nnf1"'1'" marks. A boat a tablespoon ul f sky water on each and the three dirty gentlemen, too puzxled at first to account for the phenomenon, took to their heels and fled in precipitate alarm. It was too bad that this nucleus of another "riot" should have been dissipated by the first menace of a shower, without giving the fearless Captain and his quite - a intrepid Sergeant a chance to order out the "reserves'' and administer to his pet Anarchists the finishing shock of a Getty s- ' burg. ' It was' not to be a Gettysburg, howeveronly a poor. mean, self-acting Water-: loo. By and by the rain began to fall smartly, and the hearts of the Captain and bis Sergeant most have been sadly discouraged by the spectacle. Wet weathsr is an ill season to go Anarchist hunting in, even when so eagle-eyed an officer as Capt. Dev- ; cry leads the chase an officer so eagle-eyed that he seems to see an Anarchist in every ; ; lamp post and garbage barrel. The streets - were soon wet. the latent humidity condensed into a downpour, and the much-aought Anarchists decidedly out of sight. Under these conditions it was obviously impossible to get any news from the police. It waaeven impossible to get them to . draw upon their imaginations. Like their industrious collaboraUun, the riot report-era, who, have been steadily predicting a Babylonian holocaust as the week grew on. they had nothing to say. The reserves. . presumptively-armed to the teeth to resist the expected onslaught of Polak peddlers, busbelera, andcabbagers from Hester Street and Allen Street and Orchard Street, dis- ' cumbered themselves of their clubs and firearms, and, thankful for the rain,- sat down to play cribbage and backgammon. Captain Devery uoffed his magnificent Summer-afternoon straw hat and donned a more antiquated and less fashionable ar- 3 tide,. appropriate to wet weather. i M m .1 . .. . . - n.s tor me oewmsxerea sergeant, alter bestowing some final and consolatory ad-. Ties upon his embarrassed commander, he stroked his twin ornaments, hummed an v opera air, and went back to his book of returns. It was a dark day for the unemployed police of the Eldridge Street Station House. , Ee tiring with a sigh of sympathy from : the contemplation of these worthy and disappointed officers, a reporter for The Nkw-Yoiuc Tivxs turned his steps in the : direction of those twin birthplaces of Xtee-Anarchy the beer-stained field of the : " Battle-of the Kegs," the "halls" of Herr-n Batt and Fliegman. Poor Herr Flieg-nan sat, this time, in absolutely undisturbed solitude in the yawning entrance of - Wslhalla HalL There within one was denied the spectacle of the Scandinavian gods, drinking their mead and singing thunderous skalds end sagas, it was a distinct case of Uot-tordammerung instead. In lien of the jovial deities and their mead were two body-guarding policemen drinking beer and lilt- . tag softly equally incomprehensible conie-aJJ-yous instead of the skalds and sagas. .Waihalla had evidently fallen upon evil times. At sight of the reporter, rather in sorrow i than in anger. Herr Fliegman hastily re-A intend his devastated "hall." Perhaps he ??F'sr retixd to onoe more justify his tfUy of chair lega and window panes, but : the reporter felt that there was a lack of TXPitalrty in the action and went next i doos. - next door he found the jovial, and welled ox ated Herr Batt. who is a university 4 graduate, a humorist, and. on occasion, a 08tdivertujg farce comedian. It is this . accomplished scholar who allured' the insurgents against Herr Fliegman's "pay-tor-yoar-hall-and-your - beer - in-advance " to seek unrestricted refuge among the - ??7 bewildering "ahtools" of Covenant -Hall, and when once there insidiously '. overthrow them with preposterously saiin-ted red herrings. It is this same Herr who, so Mrs Herr Fliegman. caused to be imposed upon him the dreadful wrong fa boycott. One of the singular features of the whole fair, by the way. is Herr Fliegman's -: Plaint that this "boycott" put upon his " by " starving" man who have not got ; a dollar to spend with him has pained him. Herr Batt reoeived the reporter with a tiilling uiUa Mrs. Batt, black-eyed and .snappy, figuratively ran two big needles V he looked at him. A group of eoardera, still ignorant of the whereabouts ft their landlord's bathtub, and as redo-J of red herring and onions as If they I had first disposed of their host's shopworn heritable stock and bad then, in eelf-de-tk0 eradicate all memory of "Jfp.f'om their palates, glowered more "fbiddingly than was their wont. - What day does your wedding come VI Inquired Herr Batt. with an engaging loer. It was clear that he tookliis visitor to be ent on hiring one of his "halis" ler an impending marriage ceremony according to east-aide custom. The reporter explained. He did not contemplate a pnblio wedding. What he desired was information about the movements of the Anarchists. " Anarchists f " inquired Herr Batt. with doubtful frown. "What are Anarchists t" And he looked questioningly at his wife. Mrs. Batt shook her head. So did Herr Batt. So did the unwashed and barely washable ones. Nobody had ever heard of Anarchists. Nobody knew what the word meant. Nobody knew anything about anything, except the extraordinarily desirable rooms that could be hired in Covenant Hall by gentlemen desirous of being married ceremoniously in public Timidly referring to the events of the last few days, the reporter tried to revive Herr Batt's interest in Capt. Devery's celebrated "riot" But Herr Batt. while distinctly remembering Capt. Devery aa a benefactor to whom he should always be grateful, had forgotten everything else. Then the reporter tried to restore the obviously-shattered mnemonic machinery of Herr Batt by another resuscitati ve question. Had Herr Batt seen Emma Goldman lately! The Herr again looked doubtfully and inquiringly at Mrs. Batt. Mrs. Batt looked even more bewildered than the Herr. " Goldman Goldman Goldman." quoth Herr Batt. as if he were trying almost with violence, to recall the name. " Did she want to get married here f " ' Everybody became visiby interested at this. " Did she want to get married f " The reporter, hastily reflecting on the lady's antecedents, her reputation, and her modest shrinking at the present moment from all forms of publicity, thought it was hardly likely and left. As the door banged behind him he heard that accomplished farce-comedian Herr Batt demand, almost ferociously, of Mrs. Batt: What it Anarchy, anyhow f " The situation yesterday was even more farcical than on the day before. True that the riot reporters of some morning and evening newspapers vie with Capt. Devery in depicting the indescribable terrors with which about 150 wandering tailors of Toolev Street, or. to be more accurate. Orchard Street and Allen Street and Hester Street, are about to abolish modern American civilization. roe, moreover, that rumors, ostensibly from Chicago and St. Louis and Milwaukee and the far West generally, but proceeding in fact from a comfortable corner saloon in Canal Street, described with damnable iteration all day long the setting forth from each of those remote places of armed hosts of other Polack and. Gali-ciau peddlersandbushelers andcabbagers, each carrying his gripsack loaded with nitroglycerine and setting forth in fiendish jubilation, with the intention of arriving in the much-menaced east side, on foot, some time or other between now and next Christmas Day. But. somehow, not even the expedient of changing the venue to cities of more than 9O0 miles' distance from Grand Street had any noticeable effect other than disgust and annoyance. A man who conducts one of the largest commercial establishments within Capt. every' Bastilian faubourg said this on the subieot: "The whole of this idiotio business is due to the police and some of the cheaper and more sensational newspapers. I agree with The New-York Times. The ho-rapguesof the so-called 'leaders' may at some remote time egg on some desperate, notoriety-craving crank to slyly throw a bomb and perpetrate a massacre. That is quite possible, and if the police keep on saying, as Inspector Conlin did, that when Emma Goldman urges her hearers to attend pnblio meetings with weapons in their hands or pockets she 'keeps within the law.' there is no telling the mischief the extraordinary vacillation of the authorities may lead to. But to represent the east side as swarming with social outlaws armed to the teeth and plotting in open mass meeting the destruction of New- ork is balderdash of a really criminal order. I assure yon that women are getting nervous as to shopping in the district. Business, bad enough without the consequence of this outrageous conspiracy against the aetual facts, will Boon be utterly prostrate down, here. We have canaitU and to spare. But such as they are they ure the cowardliest, most inoffensive, and the most childish eamailU in the world. These unhappy Russians literally wouldn't hurt a fiua. But here is Devery who has allowed such pestilent creatures as Goldman and her crowd to go up and down his precinct nerving the cranks to deeds of violence, without a show of interference with them until they get safely out of his domain. For goodness' sake, why doesn't Superintendent Byrnes come home and teach the Police Captains a little of his rugged common sense t" The traveling circus of " Anarchy," so-called, discouraged in the Eldridge Street precinct by being made ridiculous in spite of the police, landed within the bailiwick of Capt. Seibert of the Union Market Station yesterday. Among the athletic performers of this wandering troupe were one Kalisch Ury of the Cloakmakers' Union, an especially vociferous tailor named Bodavsky, and Pauline Segel, who is a protlg6 of Emma Goldman. An audience of about 400 fiy gobblers followed the circus to the Clinton Street Synagogue and organized a " meeting." Ury said: "The Socialists are conspiring with the police to persecute the starving people." He also indulged in other characteristic incendiarism. At this point Capt. Siebcrt arrived with an interpreter, who translated each oration as it went on. The situation was a droll one the speaker shouting, the interpreter repeating his utterances in Euglish in a voice nearly as loud, and the Captain listening intently. Bodanky, who hails from 115 Delaneey Street, was especially vituperative. Ho said, among other things: " Yon should resist the police and not allow them to interfere with you. They would not dare to attack you if you stood your ground aa you should. The police dare not come in here. If they did wo should repeat the scenes at Walhalla HalL" Then the Segcl girl, who is only nineteen years of age, but every bit as vehement and maniacal as Goldman herself, cried: " Stand your ground ! If it becomes necessary to spill blood to niaintaiu your rights, do so! " At this point the Captain felt he had had enough, liaising his hand, he summoned his twelve stout policemen, by this time standing in the rear of the halL There was an immediate rush to escape, the Segel girl leading the $autr qui pemi. It was not necessary to strike a blow. The performers ran one way, the audience another. Such a ileet-footed revolution was never seen before, even in the Eldridge Street Precinct With the cries of the " starving" and the " desperate " and the "unemployed" still ringing in his ears, by telephonic favor of Capt. Devery and with newspaper accounts still fresh in his mind of the " un-paraleled poverty " and cruel distress of the Hebrew poor": with an account of Heformer Gomperss speech to the Mayor in which he said 100.0OO men and women and children "are neariog the verge of starvation in the rich metropolis of these free United States," the reporter sought the headquarters of the charities ot a creed which allows none of its members to go hungry or homeless or naked: which keeps them from begging on the streets. from languishing in almshouses, from tak-ng the first fatal step into crime under the Stress of abject necessity. He called upon Superintendent Kosenan of the United Hebrew Charities at his Office on Second Avenae. and frankly asked him : "Is there any extraordinary distress or want among the Russian Jews t Are the necessities of the poor provided for by your society f " It took the sagacious yonng man barely a minute to refer to the model records of that gigantic and superbly-organized system of sectarian relief, lie said : " The distress that exists reaches us immediately. We hasten, in fact, to anticipate it, Our agentsLhands, carrying money for immediate distribution, are not bound with. red tape. Our orders axe that every ease of need, woon found by those who are especially oomiaissioned to look for it. hall be alleviated on the spot We expend an average of $450 a day in maintaining the poor, in equipping them with tools, and in starting themlln business, and our average is decreastni . " So perfect is our system that only one ease one single case of destitution has been fonnd by okir zealons agents that was not previously rioted and attended to by this office. " More than that, last Friday I author ized our agent frho live in the Orchard Street district ti go over the field again eir hands, with instrno- with money in tl ttons to be even 1 enerous in bridging over take a case of need to the time It won reach this officoj and, sinoe Friday, mind rt has been made of one yon, not one ret such case by a single agent" this is the reply to atr. uompert made by an expert in tl ee matters, the enpenn- tendent of the World's Fair Bureau of orrection. the most pro-ced and the most indus Charities and foundly experiei trious almoner of public or private money in this country. I It is the retort of a famous, a modest, a notoriety-evading Hebrew, in behalf of his race and ereed. to a prof essional dealer in pauper " fictional literature. ftTJtSS MEETING WASN'T HXLD. No r arm It Had Beea Obtained, So Fifty Ken Wire Disappointed. One of the announcement ts given oat at the meeting in Clinton Street was that a mass meeting would be held in the evening at Union Sq luara. About fifty Anarchists went to Union Square and waited around for a while, came up and Tthen one of their leaders told them to go away as they could not get a permit. Most of these men then went to 11 Pike meeting was in progress, speakers said to the men. Street where Here one of the " Go secretly to 142 Eldridge Street and do not be afraid or the police. For every l.OOO of us there are only 75 nolioemen and we can easily wine them out We will wipe them out they interfere with us." sent a detective to 142 but no meeting was in Capt Deverii Eldridge Street. progress there. A circular v I distributed on the east at. tl mr that 1ia Unmia. side last evening nan branch or t would meet thl the Socialistic Labor Party lis evening at Liberty HalL at 257 East Hoiston m street uapt uevery told the proprieto; would not allow the meeting to be held un- less assured not speak. that Linma Uoidman would RECORD EE WHITTAXER ARRESTED. Be and Other New-Orleans Court Officers Charged with Dishonesty. New-Orlean; i. La., Aug. 2a The investigation intc the condition of affairs in the First Kecon lers Court culminated yesterday in the in lictment by the Grand Jury of Recorder E ward S. Whittaker. Chief Clerk James arry, and his son. William Barry, formerly affidavit clerk and now minute clerk. The charge in each writ is embezzlement of public moneys, the amounts being ?10on July 4 ; $40, July 15; $75. June 3; f 0, June 2(3. and $10. June 27. These sums represent fines assessed by Whittaker, pa d by the prisoners, and never account d for. it is alleged, by the court officers. They are probably selected as test cases, as the investigations conducted by the newi papers showed that more than $1,200 lad, been collected by the court offioials v ithin the past two months, which they m ver turned in to the City Controller as r quired by law. The Keoordei and his clerks were arrested in the afteri oon. The two Barrys were released on bmds of $1,000 for each charge, their si rety being John C. Bach, a prominent loca , politician. Whittaker had a hard time in etting bail, and it looked as if he would nave to spend the night in the parish prison. He went upon the streets in charge of a Deputy Sheriff and spent several hours trying to secure bondsmen. At length four tuen were found who each signed for a fraction of the $5,O0O bail demanded. It is expected! that the Mayor will suspend RecordetJ Whittaker, and that im peachment profess against him will be be gun at once. The Recorder has been unpopular with the local administration politicians for that they will months, and it is expected pusn tne matter. HOISTED ON A BELL ROPE. Mischief Makeifs Pat Village Educator at St James, L. , In a Luuicroos Position. St. James, I.. Aug. 23. Politics rathe deliberations of the cently crept iiito St James Boai d of Education and created some feeling among the members. Lawyer Livingston Smith and Melville Smith are Benjamin Bailey is sat- Republicans, ahd urated with sound Deuiocracy. Last night's neeting was the occasion of nominations 4or officers of the board as well as for the for tho comina appointment of employes school term. Some mischie vous youngsters hid them- selves in the the board. bill tower over the heads of when Chairman Smith and called the mefeti ng to order the big bell began ringinti furiously. The Chairman as he could, and then went to pull it down and tie it stood it as Ion to the bell rope last.. As soon as hd took hold of It the mischief floor above hoisted him up mmped against the ceiling, tho rope and didn't dare to makers on the until his head He had hold o: let go and tak a drop of fifteen feet lie was hna rescued by his Democratic colleague. Mr. (Bailey, who got a ladder for Later the unfortunate Mr. the purpose. Mnith was beaten in the contest for re-Emmet t being chosen election. De veraux as his successor. Orders plenty, bnt Cash Scarce. Detroit, AukJ 23. The Mlehlgaa-PsBinsuIsr ear shops will bi Saturday oUbe'b shot dawn for a period notjexoesding t tiros months. Aa offlcisl ot tbe eeaipany says oontracU eould be secured saslly slough, but that railroad companies are not ablsj te get money to pay for cats and the sbops eennot be run on credit Whea the shoos ara runninir mt thai. rii ... pselty lOO earit dally over U.OOO man are em- ployed In all tb uepartments. Cleveland, hlo. Aug. 2a The blast fnr- aces at the Ce tral Works ot the ClsrsUnd Rollins- Mill Co ipaay closed down yesterday. 1 hundred workmen out ot in- throwing sever piormsiii. Tha turiuuu blOWB. BBtantiMlv irirl InIL catleas point to long shut-down. Drowm la a BatUr Firkin. R.nwir, N. jj Aug. 23.-While the family of William Wltteat rg ware at dinner to-day Edna Chalson. nrtsen months old. cot from tha table, and ef1 playing are and the dining room, toddled Oat Into Us kitchen. She was not missed until Mr. Wittenberg went te the kltehen. I Us was ssrrlBed to see the ehlld. hsad down, la a butter nrfcl soatalalng aboat Un laches of water. Be plekad her np aad restoratives ware wf "w iiu. d uiaa u a lew ivuisia Canght Bobbing tho Money Drawer. Flusuiso, L. A a. 23. Jean 0Brtea of Vsw-YsrK entered nltssl's Hotel at Celiacs Polat this sf sa tttgi at 8 o'elosk. aad d arias- tha ebeeaco of the barkeeper walked In tha baak af tha bar aad rebsed tha money drawer of Its eo stents, aver ilOU Us was ceua-hi in the act aaa locaea ap.