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i'AKTIOTIC UKUKHw TBI OHUAM Of NOW
DECEMBER 7, 18M.
Juduk Ferguson, of Onnaha, refused
to dissolve the temporary Injunction
granted bv Judge Scott on behalf of the
150 parishioner of the St. Paul'. Po
lish Catholic church, against Bishop
Scannoll, and the case now goes over
till the next terra of court.
The management of The American
is sending annually about IS.OOO.OO for
upbuilding the principles of Americans
who have gone to Bleep. Do you not
think it a little of your duty to assist In
this work? Have you subscribed or
paid your subscription? Think this
matter over and see how you stand.
THK following heading apjwarod In
the Roman Catholic paper, the Colum
XHKIB UKt.UUON IH1KS NOT KtTKCT TIIK1B
Fatrtck Egan Cites History to l'rove It, Show
lug Many Instances Where They Have
Resented I'apal interference In
Purely Civil Matters.
We would advise people to study the
meaning well, and see if there is an
acknowledgment of the pope being In
FiKK has, for the second time, driven
Manager Burgess temporarily out ot
the theatrical business In this city. It
consumed the Farnara Street theatre
which he was operating last winter, and
last Tuesday morning wiped out the
Fifteenth Street theatre. Nothing
daunted he has leased the Douglas
Street theatre where some of the best
companies on the road will appear dur
ing this season. The public should
patronize him liberally in his new
Douglas Street theatre which was
known years ago as the Academy of
The Republican members of the city
council would do well to remember this
fact: "The people do not want W. F,
Bechel elected president of the city
council." They should remember that
the same people who elected them can
encompass their defeat, and will do so
If they place Rosewater's tool in that
responsible position. The next presl
dent of the city council muBt be a friend
of American institutions. He must not
be owned by Roman contractors or Ro
man corporations. Republicans should
caucus and decide upon the man
There should be no urgent business
calls cut of tUo city between now and
the holding of the caucus. The people
will not tolerate any fooling. They
know what they want, and every coun
cilman is aware of the fact that It Is
not a Romanized president of the city
ROME will do anything to retard the
growth of Protestantism. Her thugs
and hoodlums will assault ministers of
the gospel or disturb religious meet
ings at the Instigation of the priests
The latest Instance of their lnterfer
enoe with Protestant meetings and
ministers is heard of down in Missouri,
at Gregory. Rev. R. P. Cory, a Bap
tist minister living at Canton, Mo., was
called to Gregory recently to hold r'
ival services. Almost from the first
night Romanists attended the meetings
and disturbed the services by loud and
Indecent talk. The minister requested
them to preserve order, but instead of
doing so. they became more obstreper
ous, until finally Rev. Cory told Joe
Ryan if he persisted In his course he
would report him to the grand jury.
few minutes later Ryan left the church
After the services were over for the
evening Rev. Cory, Lis wife iud several
lady friends were walking home when
Joe Ryan rushed up and struck the
minister two blows in the face at the
same time swearing and asking if Cory
Intended to report him to the grand
jury. At the time the assault was
made Rev. Cory was carrying his 3
year-old child. As the coward struck
the second blow the minister turned
and banded the child to one of the
ladies. Some one then called the thug
off, and the Baptists started along the
road for home. They had gone but
short distance when Ryan rushed up
and struck Rev. Cory from behind with
some blunt instrument, fracturing his
skull and causing his death one week
later. The thug made his escape and
may never be brought to justice. How
long will Protestants sleep?
SHALL WE FORM A NEW PARTY?
Last week Supreme President Tray-
nor sent out a letter ask lng the patriotic
press to take up and discuss the ques
tion as to the advisability of forming an
Tm!iiMnde nt American party from the
rank of the A. I. A. and lu sympa
No doubt there will be widely differ
ing views expressed upon this subject.
and that each side will offer evidence
in supixMt of its iosltion which will
prove conclusively to some minds that
the position assumed Is the only tenable
... t. . i. .
one; and wnue tome oi our uremrvu
ave already expressed an opinion op
posite to that held by this editor, that
shall not deter him from declaring that
n Independent American party is the
ly solution to the question of true
merlcanlsm. It is the only thing that
will keep the order intact. It Is the
only thing that will force the old
parties to take advanced ground upon
all the vital questions of the hour. It
the only thing that will obliterate
for all time, a solid north and a solid
south. It is the only thing that will
bring the effete east Into union with
the "omnlveroua west." It is tho only
thing that will cause Protestant Demo
crats and Protestant Republicans to lay
aside their partisanship; the only thing
that will heal the wounds and cement
the broken hearts of '05. It is the only
thing that will cause the foreign-born
Protestant citizen to forget the emblem
of the father-land In a remembrance of
our glorious banner of red, white and
blue. It is the only thing that will
give to American women the right to
participate In a government which
their ancestors founded, and their flesh
and blood maintained. It Is the only
thing that will demand for each citizen,
and insist upon his receiving, every
ight, privilege and liberty guaranteed
under our constitution. It is tho only
thing that will warn off every hana
raleed to desecrate our flag or to pull
down our public schools; which win
still every tongue that frames a sent
ence or lisps a word against one of our
free institutions, and which will stand
for peace at the polls and for purity at
the ballot box. It is the only thing
that will put the capitalist and tho
laborer upon a common plane; the only
thing that will upbuild patriotism and
throttle anarchy, and tho only thing
that will guarantee tho perpetuity of
thl trovernmont. And we make these
statements after careful consideration,
and have based our opinion upon a
single proposition, but one which we
all believe, namely, that the success
and continuation of the A. P. A. Is
essential to the life and future policy of
this free government. Such being the
case it naturally follows that anything
which tends to disintegrate or to weaken
the order must be eradicated
The thing which Is most to be dreaded
now. and hereafter, in the A. P. A. is
old partisanship. In those states and
cities where the Republicans dominate
the councils, their party puts up the
most trustworthy and acceptable men
according to a majority opinion
while In states and cities controlled by
the Democrats, the Democratic party
we except Missouri) nominates the best
men, and the minority feels that It is
never treated fairly, and as a conse-
quence becomes lune-warm. ine sue
i i mi
cess of the A. P. A. depends largely
upon the death of old party Um. Men
miut forget that they have been Re
publicans, they must forget that they
have been Democrats, Populists and
Prohibitionists, and remember that
they are ONLY Americans. Until this
is done, our Institutions, our liberties
or our tountry are not sale, and the
best and easiest and surest way to
eradicate the evil of old partisanship is
to organize a new party, and get the
active support of the church people
who endorse our principles but are op
posed to secret societies.
Had this been done In Nebraska this
year Thomas J. Majors would have
been elected governor by at least 10,000
majority; as it was, the Republican
managers were hoodwinked by Ro
man Catholic protestations of loyalty to
the party to such an extent that they
could not treat members ot the A. P,
A. with common civility, and even went
so far as to re Quest them to make no
active campaign in Major's behalf,
because if they did they would drive
the Roman vote away. As a matter of
fact, it was not the intention ot the
Roman Catholics to vote for Majors,
He had been branded as an A. P. A.
for more than two years, and had never
made an affidavit to the effect that he
was not a member of that organization.
Had the A. P. A. been an independ
ent political party, as the Roman Cath
r.V.r. church proved to bo In the last
campaign, there would not be this con
tinual cry of a Republican victory
there would be echoed from one end to
the other of this country the shouts of
victorious Americans, because of the
defeat of Romanized Demosracy and
If the managers of the old parties
would work in harmony with the mem
bers of the A. P. A., and JI the daily
press would treat the order with com
mon decency and a little respect and
would tell the truth about both it and
the Roman Catholic church and the
mobs of that church which assault
members of tho A. P. A., we would be
opposed to the organization of a new
party, but as long as the order is treated
with contempt and the Roman church
K ihM aff,.nLa oi the I
several parties, we are in favor of giv- much pleased to hear brother Stone ave
inir them a severe chastisement, and kno ledglng that his bill does not "go
m a i vva i . i . till
we are also In favor of using an lode-
pendent American party to do the job
TO CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS.
Some of our friends have become of
fended because we have asked them to
pay their subscriptions, and have or
dered the paper going to their ad
dresses discontinued. If they had only
considered lor a moment that they were
not the only ones receiving a statement
of account, but were a small number
among thousands owing us from 50c to
$.100 they would probably have acted
differently. For the information of the
friends we append hereto a rough state
ment of the condition of our subscribers.
We have, in Omaha, in round num
bers 5,000 subscribers. The first of
December our books showed that there
were about 1200 subscribers on our list
who had paid their subscriptions into
95: that about 1000 owed us more than
12.00 each; that about 1000 owed us
more than 91.00 each and that 1800 owed
us more than 25c each, which may be
better understood if set forth as follows:
UKKUubscrtoers owing K.Meach 12.500
1UI0 subscribers owing H.W each 1.000
ism subscribers owtmr (on an average)50c 900
Total outstanding In Omaha.
Besides this we have
as much more
standing out In Kansas City and Chi
cago and we find the load more than we
can carry and have Issued an appeal to
every subscriber to send us at least a
portioa of what he owes us. So far,
but a small number havo answered and
many of them have taken offense be-
cause wo have called their attention to
tho fact that thoy wore In debt to us.
While wo hate to lose a single sub-
scrlber, we are forced to run the risk of
havintr Buch a thlnir happen for we
have obligations to meet which wind
will not liquidate, and the only way to
let a man know he is indebted to us Is
to send him a statement accompanied
bv a request to remit. This we have
We have entered this fight for Amer
icanism and against the encroachments
of Romanism upon our liberties and our
Institutions and by the Grace of God
we will win or we will die fighting for
what we believe Is right, and against
what we believe is wrong. And, be
lievlng that every one of the 6,000 men
aod women who owe us more than 50c
each are true, loyal, Christian Ameri-
can citizens, who are earnestly and con-
scientiously working for liberty of
speech, of press, of conscience and for
t.ViA nArrwtuatlon of our free Dubllo
schools, we do not hesitate to say we
need what each of you owe us and must
V. .. ..i a4 laoa, a nAi.t (iin ft ft. VlnfnrA t.VtA
first of the year. Therefore, as cltt-
zens working for a commou country, as
friends working for a common principle
and as brothers opposing a common foe,
we appeal to each and every one of you
to pay up and start The American In
the new year free from encumbrance-
free from debt.
We do not know a friend In the A
P. A. who cannot treat us on the square;
we do not know a brother in the Orange
association, nor one In the P. O. S. of
A., nor one in the Jr. O. U. A. M. who
cannot afford to leave his cigars, his
beer or his billiards alone for one week
In order to save enough to pay his
share toward sustaining as live and as
aggressive a paper as The AMERICAN,
and we have thought it advisable to
ask how many of you will smoke one
cigar less each day for the next thirty
days and apply the amount savod on
your subscription? How many will
drink one class of beer less, and how
many will play one game of billiards
less "for the same length of time, and
apply the amount saved to the same
Remember, it is not what you owe,
but what you all owe that makes the
burden heavy for us to carry. Will
you do jour part?
To conclude, we desire to thann you
for what you have done in the past and
to assure you that we shall endeavor to
so conduct The American as to merit
a continuance of your patronage in the
Stephen Collins, editor to the Pitts
burgh American, speaking on the sub
ject of foreign immigration has this to
"No one who reads this will for a mo
ment dispute the assertion that the
proper restriction oi immigration or
the temporary exclusion of immigrants
Is the most importent question before
the public today. It has for several
years been the most important question,
but as the press were exceedingly slow
to recognize the fact, and as the practi
cal politicians and capitalists were
benefitting by the rank influx, they suc
ceeded in diverting me amotion oi tne
public to false issues-but now the pub-
lie has been aroused, they are in earn
est, and when public opinion reaches
this stage it cannot be quelled. As well
try to dam Niagara as to check the pub
lie demand for the susppression of the
immigration evil: bat there is much
work yet to be done. Attention is in
vited to the statement by Col. W. A
Stone on our first page. While we be
lieve there will be comparatively little
difficulty in securing the passage of the
Stone bill, if not at the approaching
slort session, surely by the session fol
lowlng.when the Americans elected this
mon in win oe in meir s-aia. e are
lar enougo. v nea tne atone out was
presented it was believed that It was as
much a we could ask for. Many be
lleved we were slightly ahead of the
times, but since that time things have
changed. The political economist has
figured It out that the basis of all the
troubles in this nation is unrestricted
immigration. It lies at the root of all
the evils with which we have bten con
fronted. Industrially, siclally, politi
cally, morally and religiously if you
plea-. Stop immigration and wages
go up, the Idle will Una employment,
the condition of the masses will im
prove In every way with plenty of
work at good wages, crime and rice
will decrease. Stop immigration and
educate and assimilate what we have
here now aod Americanism will correct
the political abuses prevailing, espec
ially in our cities. Stop immigration
and educate and make AmerlcanJ oul
of our foreign-born population, and we
need fear no further attack on our free
school system. Stop our enemies from
recruiting their ranks by a half million
a year and there will be, in a very few
years, no cause to fear for our public
The .dmertcatt JyUr referlng to re
cent criticisms of its course in regard
to Roman Catholicism says:
A great many of our esteemed con'
temporaries are greatly agitated over
the position oi the Tyler and Roman
Catholicism, quoting us what they
claim to be an ancient landmark, that
"Masonry takes no cognizance of color,
creed or politics." Strange, Isn't it,
that at the very time to which they re
fer us, the time when the "Ancient
Landmarks" were promulgated, Jews
were prohibited from entering Mason
ry, owing to their religion; that later,
in this country, the Urana Joage or in
inois expelled Brlgham Young and
1,400 of his followers, because of their
religious belief. That In American
Masonry today the negro is ostracised
because of his color. And further, as
every Mason is obliged to be a good cit
izen, how can he be a good Mason if he
does not defend his government and the
rights of free conscience and free
speech against the encroachments of
Roman Catholicism and its boasts that
in 1900 the Roman Catholic church will
govern the nation in this country. No,
brethern, pure Masonry has ever taken
notice of religion, and its eyes have
never been blinded to the progress of
Christianity and the emancipation of
The Protestant Standard makes this
P6! ineDt remai
The reserve fund in the national
treasury Is very low. In February last
the present administration was com
pellod to make a gold loan of $50,000,000.
Very soon thereafter Roman sympath
izers in the house of representatives at
Washington proceeded to vote away
between $100,000 and $500,000 to Satolli
and his priests. The president has de
termined to make another loan of the
same amount, xne question rrotesi-
ant monev lenders would like to have
answered, is, how many hundred thous
ands of this additional borrowed Amer
ican gold Is to be permitted to go to
While all the other papers are fill
ing their columns with stuff about John
P. Hopkins and his disreputable gang
this paper will keep silent, but should
their censure be turned Intocoramenda
tion or pallation, we shall be prepared
to take up the fight where they left off
The people of Chicago have had all of
John P. Hopkins and his gang that
they care for and his ro-nomination, or
the nomination of any man under his
influence by the next Democratic con
vention is an invitation to the people to
defeat the nominee of such convention
Don't forget that.
Brighton Park, III., Nov. 30, 1894,
-Editor The American. Dear Sir
The 9th of December is the 300rd birth
day of one of the greatest A. P. As
the world has ever known Gustavus
Adolphus, the king of Sweden. There
are a good many A. P. As. who don'
know how long it took the Swedes, and
how they had to fight bsfore they could
break the back-bone of the old dago.
The whole Protestant world is cele
brating his birthday. He was author
of No. 378 in the Swedish Psalm book,
and the whole army was singing that
song the morning b3lore the victory,
AN A. f. A
"Foxe,s Book of Martyrs" should te
In everybody's library. You can get
cloth-bound volume ot nearly 1,100
quarto pages for $2.50 It is worth
double this price to any student of his
tory. Send your orders to American
ACCORDING to recent statistics 41.000
of tne immigranta to the United States
last year could not even read or write,
For Tug American:
There stands In an Ohio city,
A convent of long years ago,
It shelters a sister of pity,
Heart-broken by sadness and woe.
Her lips have not echoed to laughter,
Her life Is as one shadowed past;
What though It bo years and vears after?
Death only, will end It at last.
She once was a fair, loving maiden,
Keapltnlnt with beauty and jouth:
Her young heart with laughter was laden.
Her eyes beamed the aeep love of truth.
To school she was ant with ber Ul-r
Tbey knew not a dear mother' love.
Their hearu uiu.t have yearned a they
Far, far In ber Bright hom above.
air Joae la ber wild. ivckleM beauty,
tared only for laughter and fun.
tbe cared not for teuton or duty.
Hegardleu, of rinks to be run.
eanette loved ber gay younger sister.
With love like a dear mother's care,
She begged ber with tears as she kUaeC her,
To be of the ending, beware.
Jeanette, dou't be quite so solemn.
Vou know I am not to be won,
ou d make quite a pious church column.
Or better, a solemn-faced nun.
I be a nun? Jeanette, no never!
I bate them: 1 wish we were free'
At long as time rolls on forever,
A Sister 1 never will be!"
Jose, with the Superior Mother
Was tending the flowers one morn,
Jose writhed 'nealh the watch of the other,
With heart filled with hatred and scorn.
A young man passed where they were stand-
Unconscious where footsteps wire led.
Jose!" came the stern words of command
"Voureyeaon the ground; bow your head!"
Jose heeded not black frown or warning,
But In her gay, reckless tones said:
Hello, Frank! how are you this morning?"
As meekly she bent low ber head.
Three days In an underground prison,
Phe ate every meal from the floor.
They tried to crush down courage risen,
And humble the proud heart of yore.
She scorned every punishment given,
Defied them whenever she could.
She cared not to what she was driven;
Tbey punished her just as they would.
Fair Josle knew naught of their scheming;
How could they influence her life?
How could they dure shadow her deamlng,
With sorrow, and sadness, and strife?
They understood well her proud bearing,
Much better than e'en she could tell;
They smiled at her wild, reckless daring
They could wait all yet would end well.
What though It be long years of waiting?
A triumph would crown them at lust.
Ah! who would luugh then at the hating,
And wreak the revenge for the past?
In time they would break that proud spirit,
And humble It down to the dust,
And laugh when there came pone to cheer It,
Yea, no one; not one she could trust.
God help her! Bhe knew not their cunning,
She dreamed not the plans they would take;
Unconscious, the gauntlet she, running,
Would cause her own proud heart to break.
Weary days passed on an on numbered,
Weeks lapsed Into months and then years,
Their lives were with trials encumbered,
And shadows brought sadness and tears,
At lust they were free from the schooling
And watch-care of mother and nun,
Farewell to the past. Future's ruling
Would guide In the new life begun.
Oh Joy to the new life of gladness!
Fate kindly made up for the past;
Fair Josle's life now knew no sadness.
t-lie laughed with the world now at lust.
Wealth, beauty, and honor now crowned her,
Like blessings that swept from above,
But king of them all to surround her,
Was heaven's best gift: That of iove.
Her lover held rank, wealth and honor,
Society bowed at her test;
What more could be showered upon her,
To make her life happycomplete?
The gay preparations were ended.
A mansion was blazing In light;
The rose and the Illy were blended.
Charles was to wed Josle that night.
Bright jewtls flashed forth from rich laces,
That fell o'er her bright, waving hair,
The light kissed one purest of faces
Guy losle's the fairest one there.
She stood where the breath of the flowers
Kissed gently the lilies she wore,
She laid her fair hand on their bowers,
As often she glanced to the door.
Why, why did he not come, she wondered,
The time for his coming was past,
The train shrieked as onward it thundered,
It surely had brought him at last.
Was someone entering? she listened,
Surely It was not another!
The flushes of Jewels then glistened
Not he. His father and mother.
Where's Churlie?" they asked as they en
tered. "He came on the Ave o'clock train."
Upon them all eyes were then centered,
"We know not," spoke Hps white with pain,
The hour came and passed by forever,
That was to crown Josie a bride.
Tbey waited In vain. Ah, no never
Would Charlie s and there by her side.
Time, money, and skill were all given,
But years caused their faint hopes to wane,
The hearts of his loved ones were riven,
For efforts proved fruitless and vain.
By whose subtle hand was he banished?
Whose dark hand his heart's blood had
The secret was safe. All hadivanlshed,
The grave did not give up its dead.
The gay crowd so saddened was parted,
The dark shadows now reigned complete
Fair Josie sank down broken-hearted,
With lilies crushed low at her feet.
The lights were put out and then sadness
Swept all with its durk, tainted breath,
And over a scene that was gladness.
Now hovered a shadow like death.
Oh fate! strange fate w iat Is your meaning?
Why do you will things thus and so?
Why must we accept of your gleaning,
E'en though It brings sorrow and woe?
The fair brow that wore bridal veiling,
Now donned the black veil of the nun.
Her proud heart in grief now was trailing,
At last now at last she was won.
At last, now at last fate had crowned them,
They Judged the gay, reckless girl well.
A shout of victory went 'round them,
That echoed through pathways of hell.
What cared they for hearts that were break
ing? What cared they for hope, love and trust?
They laughed at the souls that were aching,
They bowed her proud head to the dust.
What if It did take years of waiting,
Tbey played with a cunning their part.
She played 'gainst a Romanist hating,
They won her by breaking her heart.
They knew that proud heart when once
Would shrink from the gay, laughing
They triumphed when life's dearest token,
Was pierced by the shaft the? had hurled.
Earth holds for her now not a pleasure,
Her fair life was wrecked In the past.
In Heaven alone, Is her treasure
Death only, can end all at last.
On, on, rolls the dark, surging river,
That wreaks desolation and woe,
It cares not for hearts that may quiver
And break by Its mad onward tlow.
DAISt U. l'ETRR,
BULLETS AND STONES-
Members of the A. P. A. As
sailed in the Streets of
Twelve Hundred if Them Had Gene
There t a Mwling-The Mob Jeers
and Hurls Stones I Replied to
Concord, Mass., Nov. 30 Not since
the April days of 1775 has Concord seen
such wild scenes of excitement as to
night, when 1,200 members of the A. P.
A. came out from Boston and vicinity
and were received by the jeers and
stones of a mob, replying with cheers
For several hours the little Middlesex
town was the center of the wildest ex
citement, and only the cool heads of a
few of the principal visitors prevented
infinite mischief and bloodshed.
The trouble has been brewing for
some time. Three weeks ago a little
lodge of the A. P. A. was instituted In
Concord by Mr. E. II. Dunbar, national
sergeant-at-arms, and the principal
organizer of the order. Grand Army
hall was engaged for Uonday nights,
and two meetings were held.
The new order mustered the greater
part of its feeble strength in that part
of Concord known as the Junction,
which is about two miles from the cen
ter, but the meetings were held in the
village. The movement met with gen
This well-known feeling prompted
small boys to disturb the meeting. On
Monday evening, November 12, just
over a week ago, Mr. Dunbar and a
young 'riend went out to the third
meeting of the young council.
By racing up and down the fire es
cape outside and the stairs within the
disturbers managed to be extremely
annoying during the progress of fhe
meeting. When it was over, a large
crowd of young men and boys lined up
on each side of the entrance and as the
members passed out saluted them with
opprobrious epithets and were other
wise insulting, especially abusing Mr.
Dunbar. Boasts were freely made that
the order would be driven out of Con
cord. But the culmination of the trouble
came on the following Wednesday when
Mr. John Ireland, a member of the
council, was discharged Dy the Fitch
burg Railroad, after a service of twenty
five years. Rightly or wrongly, the
members held the men under him re
sponsible, and alleged that tho whole
difficulty sprang from Mr. Ireland's
adherence to the principles of the A.
Feeling ran high, and the council
appealed to Mr. Dunbar.
' ON TO CONCORD.
Mr. Dunbar thought that the best
thing that could be done would be to
take about 100 members from Boston to
Concord some night, and thus encour
age the Concord branch.
So, late last weeic he passed word
around among the councils that a few
men were wanted. Sunday the news
was also given out, and Monday found
the number of volunteers increasing,
and a special train became a necessity.
But it was not until Tuesday afternoon
that it was realized how much interest
had been aroused. Time had been too
limited for official action, and so the
word had to be passed by word of mouth.
With the speed with which the clans
were called together in the bcotcn
Highlands in the ballad days, so ran
the word from Chelsea to South Boston,
from Somerville to Lowell, from Ded
ham to Dorchester, among the members
of the A. P. A.
Twelve hundred of them, wearing
the brass eagle and silken tricolor, and
rallying around the leaders of their
councils, gathered at 7 o'clock Tuesday
night at the Union station, and at way-
stationsias far as Arlington.
Meanwhile rumors of the impending
invasionjhad spread to Concord. As
early as Sunday the Selectmen were
appealed to for protection. They
authorized the employment of extra
constables. At that time it was thought
that only, a hundred or so men were
coming, and only the lower small hall
In the Town Hall had been engaged.
This afternoonuthe local lodge lead
ers engagedfcthe upper, or large hall.
The chief constable went to the select
men for orders, and was told to make
the number of special constables four.
Alljthis afternoon the matter was the
one topic of conversation, though little
definite was known about it. As even
ing came on, young men and boys began
to gather down town, and to move on
in the'directionof the Boston and Maine
station,' which is in a lonely meadow.
Soon older and more substantial citizens
came, and then later young women,
principally the servants from, the houses
of the substantial citizens.
Finally a little band, mainly com
posed of farmers, came together and
proceeded to the station. The small
boys recognized them as members of
the A. P. A. In Concord, and began to
hiss and jeer. So serious did this
trouble gradually become that at one
time the A. P. A. men had to lock
themselves into the station, while sev
eral hundred men and boys collected
I outside, peered into the jwindows as
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