The poor situation of the early socialist movement in Puerto Rico can be seen in its newspaper, a folded folio named El Porvenir Social. There are eight vendors who sell El Porvenir in the capital of San Juan, and three of these are barber shops. Half of this issue, dated 3 June 1899, is dedicated to the opening of the new Workers Home in Brussels, Belgium. The other half consists of advertisements, mainly from barber shops and bootblacks. Restaurant The Eight Hours (Las Ocho Horas) serves a worker's meal at a reduced price. "Subscribers welcome".