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Yoh -will And THE DISPATCH
by a large majority. It Interests
every member or the hoRiehold.
Yon will finU THE DISPATCH
by a large majority. It iateress
every member or the household.
FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
A. Majority of the Homestead
" IiLYestigatiiig Committeo
Against Mr. Oates.
HIS KEPOKT SQUELCHED
By a Tliree-to-Two Vote, and the
Inquiry Is Now in a Tangle.
The Cause of the Dispute a Mystery,
as the Committee Did Not Divide
on Political Lines The Senate Also
Decides to Inquire Into the Matter,
With Particular Reference to the
Employment of Pinkertons Radical
Palmer and Visionary Peffer May Be
on the Committee Hugh O'Donnell
Recognized at Bethlehem Effects of
the Lockout on the Price of Struct
mtOJI A ETAIT CORRESrOXBEST.I
Washkjgtox, Aug. 2, Just what
trouble is in the Oates Investigating Com
mittee, it is impossible to find out More
than a week ago I wrote, upon the word of
what I considered the best of authority, that
there would be no report this session.
"When this proposition was laid before the
full Judiciary Committee it was negatived.
The sub-committee was desired to call
further witnesses, if there were any in
sight, and close the investigation and make
It was evident then that there was
trouble somewhere. Mr. Boatner had
ceased to attend the meetings of the sub
committee, and Mr. Bay, of New York, sat
in his stead. Some radical disagreement
had occurred between Mr. Boatner and
Judge Oates in regard to the character of
the report. Mr. Boatner resumed his place
to-day, however, in time to vote that the
report prepared by Chairman Oatea should
not be presented to the House. "With him
voted Mr. Bynum, of Indiana, and Mr.
Taylor, of Ohio, making a majority of the
lub-committee, Judge Broderick voting
with Judge Oates.
The Oates Report Brjected.
It was a very remarkable proceeding to
reject a report prepared by the Chairman,
and it waa-more remarkable that neither
Boatner nor Bynum, two of the three Dem
ocrats of the body, should have voted to
sustain their party colleague, Judge OatcS
It must have been a radical disagreement
which produced such a result.
It is hinted' that Judge Oates took the
view in his report that upon the evidence
brought out it was inadmissible to go into a
discussion of the right or wrong of the
Pinkerton organization, as it was clearly a
matter for the individual States, and not
for the United States, to deal with. It is
irell known that Judge Oates held this view
i-hen Representative "Watson, of Georgia,
first offered a resolution to investigate the
Pinkerton organization, long before the be
ginning of the troubles at Homestead.
However, this view of the extraordinary
performance of the sub-committee to-day is
largely theoretical, as the members are ex
tremely reticent, and the whole truth will
probably not be known until the matter
has been passed upon by the entire Judi
The Senatorial Investtsatlon.
No subject before the Senate for some
time has occasioned so much earnest dis
cussion as the resolution reported yesterday
from the Committee on Education and La
bor providing for an investigation of the
employment of bodies of armed men by pri
vate individuals or corporations in connec
tion with differences btween workmen and
employers. This original resolution was
stricken out, and the amendment, consist
ing of an entirely new proposition, adopted.
The original resolution sought to inquire
specially into the employment of "Pinker
ton men" or ''Pinkerton detectives," in
connection with recent differences between
workmen and employers, involving blood
shed and loss of life, at Homestead, in the
State of Pennsylvania, into the employ
ment generally of Pinkerton men for such
purposes, the reasons for the creation of the
Pinkerton organization, etc
As it was found that the Pinkerton was
not the only organization of its kind, and
as the Pinkertons have been "investi
gated" by a House Committee, it was de
cided to make the Senate inquiry general
as -to the creation and employment of such
organizations, not mentioning the Pinker
tons nor Homestead.
Tlie Scope of the Inquiry.
One clause reads that "the investigation
thill extend to and embrace the reasons for
the creation of such organized bodies of
armed men," and it' was this which led
Senator Hansbrough to say to me yesterday
that the resolution was co broad tkat it
would embrace in the investigation the
whole question of the rights and relations
of employer and employe.
Judging from the many short speeches
made upon this resolution to-day it is use
less to take the trouble to inquire Into the
"character and uses" of these bodies of
armed men. Every Senator who spoke to
the resolution emphatically denounced such
organizations and their employment. Of
course politics enters into the matter. The
Honse has investigated and the Senate must
needs make a show of investigation, and the
resolution lias a high-sounding tone in the
Interests of those who are most bitter
against these armed organizations for pri
However, a committee will be appointed
and npon Its composition will greatly de
pend the character of the inquiry. With
Kyle or Pefier to represent the indepen
dents, or People's party, and with Palmer
to represent the radical students of social
phenomena, as two of the seven investiga
tors, it would be utterly impossible to con
fine the inquiry to a mere research into the
armed organization referred to.
Probable Composition of tbe Committee.
. Doubtless Hawley and Palmer and Sher
man and Peffer, representing extremes of
opinion, will be asked to be members of the
committee, and probably Jones, of Nevada,
and Hansbrough, of North Dakota, with
Morgan to represent the South, may do for
the rest. Gallinger, of New Hampshire, is
also mentioned because he has been a prac
Both Hawley and Palmer to-day touched
npon the moral question involved, and
agreed that workman had a "moral right"
to demand the opportunity to labor, but
neither Senator could discover any way to
gratify this moral right, and especially
when it ran up against the legal right of
the employer to dismiss whom he please
and employ whom he please. It would be
highly edifying to hear these two brilliant
gentlemen engage in an inquiry such as is
made possible by the resolutions.
It is doubtful, however, if the investiga
tion amounts to much that is beneficial. The
campaign is on and nothing can be done
during the recess. After tlje elections the
sharp incentive to investigate will have be
come dulled, and the great problem will
very likely have to await a later day for its
A Mystery "Which the People or Bethlehem,
rav, Cannot Solve Plenty or 'Wild
Ramon lie Slay bo Turning; Back
Workmen From Homestead, or Orzanl
zln: a Strike.
Bethlehem, PA.,Aug.2L Hugh O'Don
nell, leader of the locked-out Homestead
ironworkers, was at the depot here last
evening. He was noticed on the' platform
and was not generally known to the crowd.
Finally, two men met him and the three
went to one end of the station, where they
soon engaged in an animated conversation.
Several trains arrived and departed and' still
they continued their talk for a long time.
The two men finally left and went to South
It was reported that O'Donnell was in
Allentown on Sunday, and rumor gave
him several missions. It is generally sup
posed that he, with others from-Homestead,
are following the agents of the Carnegie's
all over the country preventing the men
they employ from going into the Home
stead mills. They visit small cities usually,
instead of great industrial centers, where
wages are high. At Catasqui there are a
number of millmen on s trite, and it is
likely they have been asked to go to work.
The wages offered in Homestead are much
higher than they struckfor.
Another and more startling theory is
that they were endeavoring to get the men
in the South Bethlehem mills to strike.
This would prevent the Government from
securing any armor plate for its new
cruisers, and bring the strike to a climax
should this be done. It would be but carry
ing out the threat of the Homestead men to
close every steel plant in the United States
before they yield to the Carnegie Company.
Inquiry among the workmen shows either
dense ignorance of what was going on
among them or aptitude in deception. ' An
other curious coincidence was that De
tective Millegan, of the Pinkerton force,
one of the witnesses against O'Donnell, and
a man who has dogged the leader's steps,
also arrived yesterday afternoon.
A special telegram from New York says:
Hugh O'Donnell, the leader of the Home
stead strikers, has been in town for several
days. He has been living at the New York
home ot John E. Milholl'and, 12 East
Thirty-third street. Mr. O'Donnell left
town to-day, and Mr. Milholland declined
to say anything concerning his visitor. .Mr.
Milholland is adjutant general of labor,
difficulties for the Republican party.
UNDER BOND FOR COURT.
Tlie Lone Branch Ciller or rotlce Who As
sisted O'Mura In rreRtlng Molllck Beld
for Conrt The Proftecntlon Apparently
Means to Mali. Trouble.
Loxg Branch, Aug. Z Special.
Chief ot Police Lay ton, of this place, was
arraiged this afternoon before Police Justice
Van Doren on the double charges
of assault and battery and false imprison
ment marie by Edmund Wilson, of Red
Bank, and Thomas P. Fay, of Long Branch,
who are counsel lor Frank Mollick, the
alleged Anarchist who. was arrested last
week hy Superintendent of Police O'Mara,
of Pittsburg, and who was charged with
being accessory before and after the fact of
the murderous assault of Berkman. Chief
of Police Layton was represented by Henry
S. Tcrhune, the corporation counsel of
Long Branch, and John W. Slocum, Police
Justice of the corporation. Chas. H. Ivins,
the prosecutor of the Pleas of Monmouth
county, appeared on the part of the State.
'Lawyers WiUon and Fay had subpoenaed
a dozen witnesses to prove that Mollick was
illegall? arrested and illegally confined bv
Chief Layton,' and that the latter aided and
abetted Superintendent O'Mara in taking
Moilir from the State is defiance of the
Constitution of New Jersey. When ar
raigned, Chief Layton was verr pale and
showed evident sign-5 of nervousness. Law
yer Terhune, acting for Chief Layton,
pleaded not guilty and then waived
an examination. This waiver of his
right to an examination was con
structively an admission upon
the part of the prisoner that the charges
made against him were true. Prosecuto.'
Ivins and lawyers Wilson and Fay were
much surprised at the course taken by
Chief Lsyton's counsel. Prosecutor Ivins
after a short pause arose and addressed the
Court upon the subject of bail. He said he
was satisfied that Chief Layton would ap
pear when wanted and thero was no'neces
sity for placing him under heavy bonds.
He suggested to the Court that 5500 would
be the proper amoun?
In reply to questions from the Justice
the prosecutor stated that he was perfectly
willing to have Chief Layton give his per
sonal recognizance to appear in October be
fore the grand jurv to answer whatever In
dictment might he brought against him.
Justice Van Doren accepted Chiet Layton's
personal bond and discharged him from
custody. Chief Layton when first arrested
only gave bond for $200.
A VOICE FBOM HOMESTEAD
Beard at a Meeting or Organized Iiibor In
Sx. Louis, Aug. 2. At the convention of
the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators
to-day, various official and committee re
ports were presented. The Secretary
Treasurer reported 261 unions in good stand
ing, 63 more than at the last report Wages
have been raised and hours reduced in over
200 cities. This evening there was a mass
meeting at Central Turner HalL
Addresses were made by W. T. Bryson,
delegate ' from Homestead, Pa.; Mr.
Gompers, President of the American
Federationof Labor, and others.
ADVANCE ON STRUCTURAL D30H
Attributed to the Suspension' of Work In
the Carnegie Mills.
Buffalo, Aug. 2. The Dispatch cor
respondent saw General George S. Fields
to-night and asked him how he accounted
for the increase of M a ton of structural
iron given as the reason for the withdrawal
of the bid of the Union Bridge Company
on proposed city work.
"It if due," said he, "to the suspension
PITTSBURG, "WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3. 1892
of the Carnegie mills. Thetother dealers
have taken advantage of this as they would
of any other opportunity to advance the
price. Structural iron has been selling at
a low figure, so low that there was little
profit in it. It was practically exchanging
an old dollar for a new oue. The supply
has been cut down by the suspension of
Carnegie mills and while the cost of pro
duction, has not been increased at all, the
other mills have announced an advance of
$4 a ton, so as to sell at a profit"
"Do you consider the advance a large
"It is an advance of two-tenths of a cent
a pound. The smallest advance that is
ever made is a tenth of a cent and it is not
unnsual for the price to go up two-tenths
of a cent."-
ANARCHISTS TO BE WATCHED.
Men Defatted to Make Reports or Their
Proceedings and Speeches.
NkW Yokk; Aug. 2. Special District
Attorney Nicoll said to-day that he had
asked Inspector Steers to detail men to at
tend the meetings of Anarchists that may
be held in this city and report any speeches
or proceedings that are in violation of the
"From what I have heard and read about
the meeting held lost night in Military
Hall," said Mr. Nicoll, "there Beems to
have been nothing in the speeches that can
be construed as a violation of the law."
HUNTING FOR A LEADER.
Repnb'lcans In West Virginia Assemble to
dominate a Fall State Ticket Secretary
or War-Elkins on tbe Ground to Direct
Huntington, w. Va., Aug. 2. Every
train that arrived to-day has brought in
crowds of delegates to attend the Republican
State Convention which assembles here to
morrow to nominate a full State ticket.
Great interest attaches to the convention on
account of the prominent men who have
been spoken of for the nomination, and the
strenuous efforts they will make to break the
Solid South and lead West Virginia in the
Republican ranks this fall.
The Democratic State Convention last
week was the largest ever held, and this one
bids fair to be almost as large and fully as
representative. On the last train to-night
Secrerary of War Elkins arrived from
Washington. There has been a general de
sire on the part of Republicans all over the
State to have Elkins head the ticket, but it
has been nnderstood that he will not give
up a Cabinet position to run for Governor.
The only reason he could have for doing so
would be the hope of fnture reward for
carrying the State, as the Republicans think
he would snrely do were he to run. He
has fully made up his mind not to ran, and
will not permit "his name to go before the
Judge Goff, of the new Circuit Court of
Appeals, whose election was contested by
Fleming, the present Governor, in 1888,
was next turned upon to lead the party to
success. Goff does not want to give up a
good thing for a less important one and will
refuse to run. Internal Revenue Collector
John W. Mason was next called upon, but
he, too, refused to let his name be used.
The public sentiment seems to be
centering now on State Senator
Thomas E. Davis, of Taylor county, for
Governor. The office of Governor seems to
absorb the interest aud it is impossible now
to predict who' will be the nominees for the
other offices. There are half a dozen less
prominent aspirants for the nomination for
Governor, but it the tide once turns toward
Davis, as it seems to have done, their com
bined strehcth will notb enough to turn it.
Elkins is holding' an inlormal reception to
night. NO TELEGRAMS TO MARS.
Praf. Holder), of Mr. Hamilton, Deprecates
Shim Excitement Over tbe Planet.
San- .Francisco, Aug. 2. Owing to the
wide interest in the posssble results ot the
present observations ot the planet Mars by
the experts at the Lick Observatory, Prof.
Edward S. Holden, in charge of the obser
vations at Mt Hamilton, to-day telegraphed
as follows to the Associated Press:
There is absolutely nothing to be said
about our Mais observations from nurlit to
night, or about our observations 4for the
whole year, until the work has been gone
over with care and a map made of our to
suits, which will take until October next, at
least. If there is anything to say I will tele
graph you, of course. All, or nearly all, of
the present excitement over Mars is meiely
exaggeiationand sham excitement, utteily
useless to the people in eeneral, as it is
harmful to true science. Exagaeintedand
iznorant expectations will not do realized:
such as relate to communication with the
inhabitants of a planet, whloli we are not
absolutely certain is fit to be inhabited, let
alone actually populated, for example.
BABONEbS AND SALESMAN.
They Met In a Boarding Honse and Married
In St. Lonli.
St. Louis, Aug. 2. Special The
Baroness Emma de .Hodiamont de Nean, of
Paris, was married here to-day to Charles
J. Reed, a salesman In a piano store. The
Baroness' parents are dead and she has no
relatives living. Her father lived in St
Louis some years ago and owned considera
ble property here, the suburban town of
De Hodiamont being named for her. Re
turning to Prance he died there, leaving all
his property in St Louis and Prance to his
The St. Louis property is worth between
165.000 and $75,000. , The value ot the es
tate in France is not known. The young
Barones preferred to live at St. Louis and
came here atter her father's death, boarding
with Mrs. C W. Stoltz on fine street.
Two months ago Reed came here from Chi
cago to accept a position as a piano sales
man. He secured a room at Mrs. Stoltz's
house and there met Miss de Nean.
GOVERNOR JONES, OF ALABAMA.
That 1 How He Will Be Called Tt hen His
BnsMiNonAM,Ai,A.,Aug. 2. Special.
Complete and Incomplete returns from 49
out of 66 counties in the State indicate a
majority ranging between 15,000 and 20,000
for Governor Jones and the regular Demo
cratic State ticket Returns show 'that
Kolb polled a much heavier vote than was
at first supposed.
A large part of the county precincts went
solid for him. Kolb's lieutenants conceae
Jones' election by 10,000. The Legislature
is very close. This result is said to be due
to a scheme of the Clobites to capture the
Legislature and by some means unseat
Jones. The black belt section, where so
many negroes reside, went overwhelmingly
FIGHTING LIQUOR LEGISLATION.
Catholic Total Abstinence May Come Oat
Even far Prohibition.
IiTDIAITAPOLIS, Aug. 2. The twenty
second annual convention of the Catholic
Total Abstinence Union of America began
Its session In this city to-day. The matters
of great importance before the convention
are the adoption of beneficiary features and
the. discussion of the expedienoy of openly
fighting all liquor legislation, and perhaps
oommitting the union to a prohibition
Bishop Colter, of the diocese of Winona,
Minn., wu selected as presiding officer.
SIX CODLEY FIENDS
Terrorize an Entire Connty
and Levy Tribnte on
NO REGAKD FOR AGE OR SEX
Hinders Them From Perpetrating
Crimes of All Degrees.
THEY DEFY THE SHERIFF'S POSSES
And Boldly Attack Boj Berry Pickers on
the Mountain Sides.
PLANS UNDER WAT FOR THEIR CAPTURE
CTKOM A BTAVFCORRESrONDMIT.
TJnioxtowk, Pa., Aug. 2. Reckless
Frank Cooley and his fellow outlaws are
still at large, and judging from present ap
pearances there is no immediate danger of
their being captured. Despite the fact that
$1,000 in good American money and the
everlasting gratitude of the entire county
of Payette awaits the man or men who en
gineer the capture of the band of ruffians,
no one appears to be overanxions to under
take the task. In a word, Mr. Cooley and
.his companions in crime are entirely masters
of the situation.
They go and corns when the please. They
plunder the homes, fields and hen houses of
the Payette farmer. They hold-up and rob
old men and assault weak women. They do
all these things and then with a humor
which is exasperating, to say the least, they
make their escape.
Armed with the very latest and best prod
ucts of the modern makes, and an exhaus
tive knowledge of the mountains, the mem
bers of the Cooley gang defy the law-fearing
citizens of the county and laugh at the
They Defy the M-Jesty or the Law.
Again and again they have insulted the
majesty of the law. Saturday night they
walked into the houso of farmer William
Smith, who lives three miles north of
Smithfield, this county, and after binding
that luckless gentleman with stout ropes,
and frightening tbe women of the household
into hysterics, searched the house from cel
lar to roof. An hour later they walked
away with $1,600 worth of plunder, the bulk
of which was in cash and then they travel
led by mountain roads known only to them
selves to the village of Dunbar, 30 miles
There they staid until Monday morning.
Late in the afternoon of that day they re
appeared on the edge of the mountain for
est overlooking Fairchancs village. As
luck would have it, they stumbled across a
group of barefooted urchins who were
gathering blackberries. Mr. Cooley is no
respecter of age or sex, and, being hungry,
robbed the lads of the berries and divided
the booty with his comrades.
No Respect' (or Age or Sex.
,Thi morning the gang reappeared on the
mountain side and captured two boys who
by hard work had" "picked six quarts of
blackberries. The pails of fruit were taken
and the frightened boys were ordered to
run home. In short, the gang is ready at
all times to commit any species of crime
from willful murder to petty larceny. As
-yet no murder has been directly traced to
them, but when that is said, all is said, for
Cooley's men have assaulted women, slaugh
tered cattle, burned barns and done a thou
sand and one things of a lawless character.
The death of Jack Cooley, Frank's
younger brother, seems to have inspired
the gang to renewed activity, and for the
last six days they have been carrying
things with a high hand, and the oddest
part of it all is th apparent inability of
the county authorities to cope with the
outlaws. George A. McCormick is the
sheriff of the county, and a very good
sheriff he is, but although he has done his
best to disrupt or capture the gang during
the last two years, his work has counted for
Tosses Organized In Tain.
Countless posses have been armed and
organized during the last six months. An
even dozen times have the outraged citizens
surrounded the gang, aud yet strange to re
late each time the outlaws managed to pass
through the human girdle and escape to
their mountain retreats
Things have now como to such a pass that
the people of the county have resolved to
capture the outlaws, cost what it will. In
a day or two a posse of over 300 men will
be organized. These men will be armed
with Winchester rifles and clothed with the
proper authority. They will surround the
mountain and search every foot of brush.
It this final attempt to capture Cooley and
his men proves fruitless it is more than
likely Governor Pattison will be invited to
take a hand in the game.
Only Half a Dczen In the Gang.
The unique feature of the uffair is that the
Cooley gang now consists of but half a dozen
men. They are Frank Cooley, the acknowl
edged head and front ot the organization;
John Ramsey, Brint Prev, Sam Yeager,
who has just been released from the work
house, and two men who are strangers in
the region and who, it is said, hail from the
To .sum it all up these six men rule
Fayette county with a rod of Iron. They
are armed to the teeth and are in a desperate
frame of mind. It cornered, it is dollars to
dimes that they will make a desperate fight
From the present outlook a deal of blood
will be shed before Cooley's men surrender
and are lodged in jail.
A BLAFPER FflOH PITTSBURG.
no Amuses Himself in Cincinnati Until
Captured by the Police..
CiNcrxiTATT, O., Aug. 2. Special
Tuesday morning a fine looking fellow,
well dressed, stood at George and Central
avenue, and every person that came along
was treated to a light slap in the face.
Men, women and children were treated
alike. He appeared to have been drinking,
and when Sergeant Primrose came along his
uniform had no terrors tor the slappcr, who
stepped up to-the officer and without a word
made an attempt to slaja him.
Prim was too quick for the man, however,
and before he could hit him the fellow
found himself resting on the hard sidewalk,
the result.of a well delivered right-hander.
The officer then placed the man under ar
rest, but he refused to go and prepared to
fight the sergeant They went at it rough
and tumble, attracting a big crowd. Officers
Donnelly and Ferber were attracted to tbe
scene. The man fought like a demon and it
took the combined efforts of the three to
place him in the wagon. At Central sta
tion he registered as James Porter, a
drummer who travels out of Pittsburg. He
refused to tell for whom he was traveling
and fought the officers until tbe key was
tnrned in his cell Then ha grew sullen
and would notanswer any .questions.
- TWELVE PAGES.
He Says It Was Beef Tea With a Sip
or Two of Whisky on the Side.
THE CHARGE OP INTOXICATION
Not Sustained bj the Evidence Given Be
fore the Committee.
WATSON'S ALLEGATIONS PALL THROUGH
rSFECIAI. TZLEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, D. G, Aug. 2. Bepre
sentative Tom Watson's charge that this is
a drunken" Congress has not been substan
tiated by the investigation practically
closed to-day, and the only result of the in
quiry is the ascertainment of the fact that
it is easy to make charges but very hard to
Every person who had an opportunity to
observe the habits and conduct of Congress
men past and. present knows- that they are
no worse or no better than " other men, but
it is also a fact beyond dispute tbat mem
bers of the present Congress have been
drunk occasionally in the House and out of
it. No oue will gainsay this, but when a
member is put on the stand to state nnder
oath whether a certain man was or was not
drunk at a certain time, the witness at
once becomes cautions in his remarks and
is unable to give any djrect evidence.
This has been the case in the present in
vestigation. Member after member testi
fied that Judge Cobb was not drunk to their
knowledge on the day he delivered bis
speech in the Noyes-Rockwell case, and yet
there were scores of them who, on the day
the speech was made, circulated the report
that the Judge was in a state of maudlin
intoxication. It is not unlikely that some
ot the witnesses were among this number.
Unfortunate for tho Target of Ahnie.
It was most unfortunate fon Judge Cobb
that he should have been made the target
for the entire volley of abuse resulting
from Watson's indiscreet attack, and yet the
verv reason why Judge Cobb was the vic
tim'is that the majority of Congress and
nine-tenths of the public at large believed
that he was intoxicated when he delivered
his speech. Judge Cobb is an able, honor
able, kindly and temperate man, but his
own testimony to-day does not relieve him
from the suspicion of having been indis
creet when making hi speech.
If he was intoxicated that day it was not
owing to his general habits, for he is not in
temperate, but to an unfortunate indulgence
due to excitement Even had the Judge
been convicted by the investigation, as he
most certainly has not been, Watson's
charges of drunkenness would not have
been sustained. The more discreet and
shrewd Democrats in the House feel humil
iated at the absurdity of the course of the
investigation and the character of the testi
mony submitted, and will hope to see Wat
son censured for his scurrilous attack, and
the whole subject forgotten as soon as pos
sible. Judge Cobb Talk in Ills Own Defense.
Mr. Cobb took the stand In his own de
fense to-day before the committee investi
gating the WaUon charges. For several
days before he made the speech in question,
Mr. Cobb said, he was engaged in laborious
work gathering material and preparing his
argument. His throat troubled him, and
he had before beginning his remarks re
quested an employe of the House to bring
him a cup of beet tea.
"Surelybeetteais a mild and non-intoxicating
liquid." said Mr. Cobb; "and it
was a irequent tbing.f or membera to retresh
themselves with it during a speech." He
had called for beef tea because it was warm
and soothing to the throat From time to
time he had his cup sent back and replen
ished in order to exchange the cold tea for
hot tea and from that circumstance he
thought all the trouble had grown. It was
not true, he said, as had been asserted by
Mr. Watson, that he had said to a page
"bring we some more whisky."
"The point is this," said Mr. Cobb, "no
one could have heard me ask a page to bring
me some whiskv, for I never said it."
Whether whisky was brought by a pnee
and placed on his desk for the beef tea he
did not know. He was too much engaged
at the time in his argument to notice whe
placed it on his desk. Whether a page or a
"friend," whom he had requested to get him
some stimulant, "had brought It he was not
prepared to say.
He Sipped the Whisky Unconsciously.
Mr. Cobb acknowledged that some whisky
was brought him during tlie course of the
evening and placed on his desk. It had
been brought by a friend and he' had used
it onlv to relieve his throat- If it affected
him In -voice or manner, he was not con
kclous of it. He was as. sober then as he
was now. It was true that he had dranfc a
little beer during the '"ay. .
Mr. Watson at this point Interrupted the
Sroeeedlngs by asking Judge Cobb how he
jaicated tbat tbe beverage was out and
ABOUT TIME TO SILENCE HIM.
that he wished the cup replenished, to
which the answer wai, that so far as he
(Mn Cobb) remembered, he had said to a
iriend tbat he wanted a little whisky or
some little stimulant. He hardly thought,
though, that his remark was loud enough to
be heard any distance.
Anyone who said he had asked a page to
get him whisky was mistaken. When tbe
whisky was put before him he had sipped it
two or three times; and when he concluded
his remarks he took another sip; but he was
not made drunk by it, nor did his state ap
After a sharp colloquy between Mr. Boat
ner and Mr. Watson, during which the lat
ter, though expressing his admiration for
Mr. Cobb, reiterated tbe statement that he
believed he was intoxicated on the occasion
mentioned, the Committee adjourned.
REMEMBER RUSSELL SAGE
-Is tho Warning of a Dynamite Black
mailer to Ills New York Victims He
Is Captnred in the Brooalyii PostofiQce
HI Written Excnsr.
New Yoke, Aug. a Albert Delauerns,
a Swiss who claims to have hailed last from
Chicago, is locked up at police headquarters
in this city, charged with attempting to
blackmail New York firms on the threat of
blowing them up with dynamite. Since
July 22, when the man sent a threatening
letter to General Manager K. M. Hyde, of
Tiffany & Co., the police have searched for
A few days ago a representative of the
banking house of Baring, Wasoner & Co.,
Wall street, called at police headquarters
with a letter from the same person. 'This
letter asked for 520 with which to go west
"If youVefuse," he writes, "I will come
to your office or to the private residence of
someofvouand blow you up with dyna
mite. Remember what happened to Bus
sell Sac;e. You majr not be so lucky as he
has been. I know it is wrong, but misery
and hunger don't listen to reason."
He was arrested Sunday night In the
Brooklyn postoiSce and brought to New
York. He claims Geneva as his native
place. Five years ago he came to this coun
try and worked in Chicago as a machinist in
shops of the Chicago and New York Bail
road Company. Three weeks ago he came
her: and had been here since, living in
cheap lodging houses.
BLAINE WILL TAKE THE STUMP.
He Will Commence In the State of Maine in
Augusta, Me., Aug. 2. The campaign
in Maine will be opened by the Bepub
licaus the 17th instant, and Chairman Man
ley is busy arranging for the meetings to
be held in every section and corner of the
Ex-Secretary Blaine will take the stump.
Mr. Manley left for Bar Harbor this after
noon to arrange when he will speak.
H. C FEICK'S C0HDITI0IJ.
Ho Spends the Day In His Library and
Wants tn Vinlt Ills Ofllce.
The condition of H. C. Frick yesterday
was decidedly gratifying to his friends. He
was in his library during the day, and
several times he insisted that he should be
allowed to visit his office to-day. His physi
cian prevailed on ,him to remain at home
for a few days longer.
CInrltson Will Be K'-Klrcte.l.
New York, Aug. 2. W. W. Tracy,
President of the Berublican League of Illi
nois, who has been in this city making ar
rangements with the National Committee
for speakers to attend the Illinois League
Convention, August IS next, says that In
his opinion General J. S. Clarkson will be
re-elected President of the National Re
publican League by acclamation at the an
nual convention to be held in Buffalo Sep
tember 1 next.
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
Topic ' Page.
Oatrt' Homestead Report Squelched 1
Hot After tbe Cooley Uanc... I
Cobb's Congressional Cold Tea. 1
A Boiler as a New Oatheier 1
Event" of a Quiet Day at Homestead - S
More Abont the X.aramle Cattle Crash.. .. 2
A Borough After the Gambler 3
Editorial, Social and ailscellaneons 4
A Parallel to the lams Case C
The Homestead InqueetBesumed.- O
The Consresslonal Deadlock Contlnnes... 7
Prospects ot the Anti-Option BUI.. 7
Details of the Lat Electrocution 7
The Ways of Sommtr Thieve. 7
Bas-ball, Knclng and Other Sports 8
Blver Sttts and Weather Forecast 8
lhoNrwiof Europe byOable.. O
Frncsedlnc Against the Iron Hall- O
midctt Insurance Investigations 9
Some Facta Abont Sea Serpent 10
Mew Pipe Line and Field New ...10
Financial, Commercial and Heal XUtat..ll
McKlnley Talk Protection In the West. .13
An Original Story of .G..G, B, Sims ,...13
WENT TO WORK
TO SECURE HEWS,
A Beaver Falls Roller Ac
cepts a Position in the
HE TELLS WHAT nE SAW.
Asserts That No Good Mercantile Iron
or Steel Is Being Made.
Boss Boiler Schmidt Says He Spent Six
Hours In the Works and Most of Hla
Time Was Taken Up in Saving the
Lives of His Assistants Heater Will
iams Says That Not a Pound of Iron
Was Produced Yesterday A Rumor
That Railroad Men May Refuse to
Handle Carnegie Freight Superin
tendent Dillon Says the Trouble Is
From early morning until noon yesterday
the Upper Union Mills presented a busy
scene. Dense volumes of smoke could be
seen curling from tbe lofty stacks and the
roar of the machinery could be heaad for
quite a distance. At the general offices all
the clerks were busily engaged with their
books, and the messenger boys were kept
on the run carrying news between the mills
and the office as to the progress madejoy
the new men.
Like the day before, the police still
stood guard in the vicinity, presum
ably to prevent any outbreak.
Many of the mill workers are divided into
squads of twos and threes and do their part
toward keeping order. The entire de
tective force with the exception of one man
is also stationed in the neighborhood of the
mill. In the afternoon, however, the- busy
scene changed to one of more than ordinary
quietude and the locked-out workmen are
more jubilant than ever.
Heir Men Brought to the Milt
On Sunday the Carnegie firm shipped a
lot of men from East Liverpool, O., to work
in the Union mills. All of the men claimed
to have had experience in the manufacture
of iron and steel. They were hired as
skilled mechanics and were promised good
wages, oa the conditions that they would
take the places o the locked-out men in
Pittsburg. All of them consented, and yes
terday morning they were lauded in the
Union mills, having been taken there by a
special train on the Allegheny Valley Bail
road. The men were hurriedly landed and
hustled into the mill before any of the
nnion men were aware ot their presence.
At 7 o'clock aH the furnaces were started
and the new men were assigned to their re
spective positions. But little work was
done during the morning hours. The men
proved to be skilled werkmen and handled
the machinery as though they were
thoroughly experienced hands. Tbe mill
operators were greatly pleased with the
work of the men, but they were doomed to
Hentrrs and Boilers Walked Awar.
Promptly at the noon hour all of the
heaters and rollers deserted their places
and strode quietly out of the works. All of
them proved to be union men and had been
sent here from Beaver Falls. The object of
the men was to gain admission into the
mill and to learn the exact state of affairs.
Boss Boiler Schmidt was approached by a
Dispatch reporter as he was leaving the
works. Said he: "I am a union man and
have always been one. Lost week a man
came down through Beaver county and was
in search of men to come to Pittsburg to
act as watchmen. He also wanted a lot of
iron workers, whom he said would take the
place of the locked-out men at the Upper
Union Mills. Good wages were promised
and we were assured police protection.
"At the suggestion of several of our
union men I consented to enlist Jly object
was not to go to work, but simply to learn
the state of affairs In the mill. I was in the
mill just six hours, and that was enough for
me. I assisted in drawing two heats. The
usual number of men required is two, but T
had six to assist me, and it was all that I
could do to keep the men from being killed.
They are no more use in a mill than I would
be in a pulpit.
Bscapfd by Jumping the Fenre.
"One man narrowly escaped with his
life'twice inside of five minutes, and when
he realized his dangerous position he es
caped from the mill by jumping over the
back fence. No. sir, I did not come here to
stay. My work is in Beaver Falls and I
simply came here to ascertain if the mills
were working. I have thoroughly satisfied
myself and shall return home at once. The
watchman did refuse to allow me to pass
out of the works, but I came ont just the
Heater Williams, of Beaver Falls, cor.
roborated the stury of Boiler Schmidt re
garding the work done in the mill. He
said that not a pound of iron was produced
all dayyesterday. The men were simply en
gaged in working over a lot of old material
which had been left when the shut-down
occurred. He said that there were about 60
men inside the mill who were to assist the
heaters and rollers, but that they were ut
Mission Work Amooj Ballroad Mn.
Another serious obstacle has arisen which
may matenallv affect the situation of affairs
at the Union Mills. The Amalgamated As
sociation, It is reported, have appealed to
the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and
the Order of Bailway Conductors, alking
them not to haul anv of the output of the
Carnegie plants. It is also reported that
the Switchmen's Union will, refuse to han
dle any of the cars containing the products
ofthemillaslongas they are operated by
non-union men. Several of the switchmen
on the Allegheny Valley Ballroad were
seen, but they knew nothing of the rumor.
They said, however, that all that was neces
sary was for them to receive an order from
the grand lodge, and thev would handle no
cars containing the products of the mllL
"We have been expecting an order of this
kind some time," said a switchman, "but as
nothing has been shipped since the shut
down, no order has been given."
superintendent Dillon Is Satisfied.
Superintendent Dillon was very affable
yesterday, and in reply to a question as to
what the outlook was, he said: "There is
no doubt that Jhe trouble is at an end, so far