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FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
IN A T
Close of the First Session,
. After Seven Months of
WORLD'S FAIR A WINNER
To the Extent of $2,500,000, Just
Half the Amount It Wanted.
President Harrison's Anxiety to Join
His Invalid Wife Hastens the Ad
journment Uninteresting- Scenes at
the "Wind-Up Leaders of the House
Furious at Being: Placed In a Ridicu
lous Position Campaign Fodder to
Be Made Out of the Homestead
Testimony Why Tom Watson Laughs
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Washington; Aug. 5. Never did a
Congress adjourn with less interesting pro
ceedings after a week or two of excitement
than this .fifty-second Congress at the end
of its first session. After the passage of
the World's Fair bill by both Houses every
thing seemed to drop into a condition of
inanity. A monotonous succession of pri
vate and other bills filled in the interval
while waiting for a report from the Con
ference Committee on the sundry civil bill,
which measure was the only obstacle in the
way of adjournment.
The grand break-up would not have
occurred till to-morrow had it not been for
a bit of sentiment which does credit to all
parties and individuals. The President has
been much worried for the last 24 hours on
account of the less favorable condition of
the health of Mrs. Harrison, and was ex
ceedingly anxious to start for Loon Lake as
boon as possible. A fellow-feeling for one
so afflicted in his domestic life led House
land Senate to agree to hnrry affairs with all
r possible speed, to hold an evening session,
and permit the President to take one of the
late trains to-night for the Adirondack-,
The Galleries Crowded at the Last.
The galleries of the houses were crowded
by a gay assemblage, the first great audience
since the beginning of the heated term.
Members busied themselves packing their
important papers, all the time rushing
through pension bills. Adieus were being
spoken on all sides, and everything sug
gested the end of a session.
The only relief to the noisy monotony of
the House was when the conference agree
ment on the sundry civil bill was reported,
with what is known as the "Pinkerton
amendment" omitted. "This amendment
was attached" inlne House and was disa
greed to in the Senate. The House had in
sisted upon it, but for the sake of reaching
an agreement, the House conferees receded,
and the bill was reported 'without it. It' pro
vided that no private armed men.such as the
Pinkertons, should be permitted or em
ployed 'upon works having Government con
tracts, or upon the territory exclusively un
der the control of the Government.
Jerry Simpson Has a Farewell Shot.
Jerry Simpson made a fierce speech
against the elimination of this amendment,
accusing Congress of cowardice in knuck
ling to the demands of capitalists, but his
tirade received little attention. General
Bingham explained that under the terms of
the amendment it would be almost impossi
ble for the Government to induce any per
son or corporation to take a contract for
Government work, and the House almost
unanimously agreed with him, and the con
ference report was accepted.
All evening the President sat in the gor
geous room of the Chief Executive, to the
rear of the Senate chamber, signing a few
unimportant bills and awaiting the engross
ment and presentation for his signature of
the sundry civil bill. He had sicned the
World's Fair bill early, and lingered Im
patiently for the great appropriation bill of
the session, which ought to have been
paesed two months ago.
Air. Harrison looked paler than usual,
and was evidently nervous and worried.
Senators passed in and chatted cheerily
with him when their presence was not
needed in the chamber, but he was plainly
feeling very uncomfortable and was not to
be beguiled into any condition of hearty
W ind-TJp of the Xong Session.
It was 9:30 o'clock before the House was
notified that the Senate agreed to the
conference report on the sundry civil bill,
and at once the bulky measure was put into
the hands of the engrossing clerks to be
transcribed, signed by the Speaker of the
House and the President of the Senate, and
presented to the President Committees
were appointed by both houses to notify
the President that they were ready to ad
journ. All these details of the closing hour of a
session were ended, and the President still
sat wearily waiting to write the one last
word that would end the trouble.
At 10:40 o'clock the resolutions of ad
journment were passed, the committee ap
pointed to wait upon the President reported
that the Chief Executive had no further
communication to make to the two Ho uses
of Congress, and in the midst of the passage
of unimportant bills and resolutions, to
which nobody listened, and which were in
almost every case passed or adopted without
a vote either for or againsfcjthe House and
Senate adjourned, and the first session of
the Fifty-seoond Congress, which has done
less in upward of seven months of work than
any other Congress ever known, passed into
When the hour of 11 o'clock arrived the
House was declared adjourned by the
Speaker, without day, and the galleries
broke into the doxology, but the adjourn
ment was a very tame one.
AGAINST SUE-THEASUET BILL!
Final Report of the Committee on Ways
and Means ot the Home.
Washington, Aug. 8. The Committee
on Ways and Means, through Mr. McMil
lin, to-day made a unanimous report ad
verse to the sub-Treasury bills. The report
is a long document, and discusses all the
phases of the question of the constitution-
or 100 at
ality of the bill, and proceeds to state the
objections that occur to the committee.
They are brieflv stated as follows:
If there should be a reduction In value of
goods after they are stored below 80 per
cent the Government would lose; if the
value increased the Government would get
none of the profit. The jurisdiction of the
Federal courts would be increased, so as to
make them an instrument of oppression.
THE LAST BILLS PASSED.
An Easy Time for the Cat-Down World's
Fair Measure Extreme Fatigue Flays
lis Fart Common Desire to Pass It and
Have a Holiday at Lust.
IritoM a btajt cOKREsroxn-jrr.!
Washington, Aug. 5. The easy passage
of the World's Fair bill, appropriating
?2, 500, 000 to be presented as a gift to the
managers, was rather a proof of the extreme
fatigue of nearly all of the opponents oi the
bill than that they had changed their con
viction that the bill simply robs the people
of that amount of money to present it to a
corporation. Because they were tired and
wanted to get away from Washington they
were willing to compound with the robbers
to "loot the Treasury," as Mr. Amos Cum
mings put it this afternoon.
This World's Fair matter presents some
curious studies of the working of the moral
sense of the members of the House. From
the beginning of the attempt of the man
agers ot the Fair to get a draft of 55,000,000
from the Tseasary those members of the
House who, by some strange freak of fate,
were placed in the position of leaders, de
nounced any such appropriation as a "clean
steak" It was soon plainly evident that
the Durburow bill would not have the least
chance of passage in the House, and the
World's Fair managers, assisted by many
friends some of them paid, undoubtedly
brought all their influence to bear on the
Senate, and succeeded in having engrafted
on the sundry civil bill, when it came over
from the House, the now famous amend
ment appropriating $5,000,000 for the Fair.
Leaders of the House Made Furious.
The House leaders, with a large follow
Inc. were lurious. They had voted away
millions for unimprovable rivers and har
bors, or which would be worthless If "im
proved," and vast sums for unnecessary
public buildings, all without a murmur,
but this little bill of ?5,000,000 came in tor
such abuse as is rarely heard in the hall of
Representatives. Not only, the leaders de
clared, should the Fair not have $5,000,000,
but it should not have 1 cent, if they (the
leaders) had to stay at their posts until the
When the sundry civil bill came back to
the House, and the amendment was reached,
then ensued a spectacle such as was never
before witnessed since the first Congress.
With a majority of 143 in the House the
Democratic leaders were defeated in a square
vote upon the much-abused amendment, and
they commenced to filibuster against a
majority largely made up of their own
political faith. Had Mr. Springer, of Illi
nois, been present, there would have been
presented the additional edifying spectacle
of leader being opposed to leader. Mr.
Springer was absent, and all the other
leaders, each thrusting himself in during
the entire session as the great and only
leader, as occasion fatored him, joined
hands to defeat any appropriation whatever
for the Fair.
The Leaders In a Queer Position.
Leaving the constitutionality or the un
constitutionality, the right or the wrong,
out ot the question, it must appear to the
simplest mind that these leaders have placed
themselves in a ridiculously illogical and
contradictory attitude. After iterating,
day alter day, during the filibustering, that
they would never assist at such a crime,
they at last deliberately connived at what
they had denounced, and used every means
to crush out further attempts by thosewho
desired to'continue filibustering. They will,
probablynrgne, to their constituents and to
their own conscience, that they to-day voted
against the bill, with the amount reduced,
and that is true; but the fact remains that
it was their act, and theirs alone, that made
the passage of the bill possible. In so far
as the question of principle is involved they
might as well have voted tor the five
The truth is, they felt themselves beaten.
They recognized the grotesque features of
the spectacle of the Democratic leaders of a
House with a majority of 143 filibustering
against a majority of the House to prevent
the passage of a bilL
Ever, body Tired ot Everybody Else.
They knew that Congress was tired bf
them, the country was tired of them, their
constituents were tired of .them, and
-they were tired of themselves; and
the reduction of the sum to be appropri
ated was not for the purpose of easing their
consciences, or to come witnin the limits
of their ideas of constitutionality, but that
they might say to their constituents and
their party and the country, that if they
abandoned their principle they saved the
pitiful sum of 52,800,000 to the Treasnryof
the United States. At least 83 of the Dem
ocrats, including all of the leaders, will
have that delightfully satisfactory explana
tion to their constituents.
To the general public It will be highly
gratifying to know that an adjournment has
been effected, no matter at what cost to the
consciences of these gentlemen. The Pink
ertons, the Homestead 'lockout, the Carne
gies, the tariff and Tom Watson will be
forced to languish until next winter in
donbt as to what Congress thinks of them.
The Judiciary Committee of the House
listened to the "remainder of Mr. Oates re
port to-day, but decided it. was too late in
the session, with adjournment close at
hand, to get any consideration of reports,
and so the whole matter goes over to the
Campaign Fodder of the Report.
Mr. Oates offered a resolution providing
for the printing of 10,000 copies of the tes
timony for the use of the House, and 2,000
for the Senate, and it was adopted. Why
so many copies of a voluminous testimonv,
admitted to be unfinished, are asked for
and granted, Mr. Oates probably could not,
or would not, himself explain. An un
finished investigation, and one on which no
report has been made, is of no practical use
to anyone, and copies solely for House and
Senate use would have been sufficient. Of
course it is plain to be seen that parts of
evidence brought out are to be used for
campaign purposes, and most ot the 12,000
copies ordered will go to campaign com
mittees and campaign orators.
Mr. Boatner, when inquiry was made
why no report had been presented to the
House, remarked facetiously: "Don't you
see, the committee has the privilege of
sitting during the recess at the public ex
pense. Mr. Powderly has a lot of wit
nesses for use, and we can meet at some
mountain or seaside resort and finish the in
But that'is not by any means the sole rea
son for the failure to present reports, as I
have already explained.
Why Tom Watson Is Laughing;.
Mr. Tom Watson, the much-investigated
Georgian, is laughing both in and out of
his sleep. As 1 foretold last evening,
Chairman Boatner for the majority, Jerry
Simpson for Mr. Watson, and Mr. Gront, of
New Hampshire, for himself and the Re
publicans, all presented reports on the
Watson case just before the recess this
afternoon. Their character is as I briefly
described them last evening.
The interesting feature of the matter is
that no action will be' taken in Mr. Wat
son's case at this session. Before the next
session Mr. Watson will "have been re
elected and "vindicated," and there will be
no use of any further action. The-affair
will have grown stale, the campaign text
book which caused the trouble will be out
ot date and nobody will want to hear of the
matter again. The truth is, the committee
soon discovered it had made a mistake in
going into an investigation at all, as it
PITTSBURG SATURDAY. AUGUST 6. . 1892
simply advertised Watson and his book
and stirred up more enthusiasm in the
People's party. As no action is to be
taken, Mr. Watsop really comes out of the
trial with colors flying and Alliance drums
GROWTH OP EXPENSES.
An Increase or 844,000,000 During the
' First Session Predictions That the
Next Session's Will Be Even Larger No
Partisanship In It.
Washington, Aug. 8. While the Sen
ate was waiting to hear from the House to
night Mr. Manderson made some remarks
as to the business or the session. It was un
precedented, he said at least, for many
years pastthat the calendar of cases was
reduced as it was now. There were on the
calendar not exceeding six House bills yet
undisposed of, and there were com
paratively few Senate bills on the calendar.
The Senate had passed 709 Senate bills, and
and of those the House had passed 120. The
House had passed 460 House bills, and of
those the Senate had passed 814. He sub
mitted that was a showing of the dis
patoh of very considerable business. Of all
the Presidental nominations that had come
to the Senate during the session there had
not been a single one rejected, and but three
nominations had died on the executive cal
endar of the Senate. One of these was a
collector of internal revenue, George Miller,
at Pittsburg, and two of them were postmas
ters. He doubted whether any snob, show
ing could be made for any previous long
session, and he hoped that the Senator from
Iowa would supplement those remarks with
a financial statement.
Bic Increase In Appropriations.
Mr. Allison said that he would state, in
general terms, the appropriations of this
session as compared with the appropriations
of the first session of the Fifty-first Con
gress. The appropriations of that session
were, in round numbers, 5483,000,000, and
these of the present session 5507,000,000
showing an Increase at this session of 544,
000,000. The principal Increases were in
appropriations for pensions and for the
Postoffice Department. There were some
diminutions at the present session, notably
in deficiencies, to the amount of 55,000,000.
There was also a diminution of 54,000,000
in miscellaneous appropriations that was
necessary and that was true in regard to
other departments of the Government. He
was not saying these things in adverse criti
cism. Mr. Gorman, a member of the Committee
on Appropriations, commended the Chair
man of that committee for his fair and can
did statement The fact remained, however,
that the appropriations at this session
would exceed 5500,000,000, notwithstanding
the extraordinary efforts of the House ot
Bepresentatives to keep them within
.Not Altogether Within Party Bounds.
It was not altogether a party matter, for
these immense appropriations were partly
made necessary because ot the growth of
the country, the extension of the postal
system, and the extension of the pension
system, and other permanent and necessary
expenditures for which neither party should
be held responsible.
Of the immense sum of 5507.000.000 ap
propriated at the present session, 560,000,
000 had become necessary because of the leg
islation of the Fifty-first Congress a Con
gress lor which the Democratic party nan no
responsibility. Twenty-eight of that 560,
000,000 had come from pensions alone. The
appropriation for pensions at the next ses
sion would be at least 520,000,000 more than
at the present session, and he doubted very
much it it would be possible to hare the ap
propriations reduced next session much be
He believed that Congress wonld be com
pelled to levy other and additional taxes to
meet the requirements of the Treasury. He
bcuevea mat time would come beiore the
end of the 'fiscal year 1893; and then he had
no donbt that both parties (being brought
so sharply face to lace with the people)
would find some methods by which these
immense expenditures would be reduced.
Some remarks were made on the same
subject by Mr. Cockrell, after which Vice
President Morton was complimented by the
Senate and responded in a neat speech of
thanks and at 11 o'clock the Senate ad
journed sine die.
HARRISON GOES NORTH.
The President Anxious to Join His Sick
Wife at Loon Lake.
Washington, Aug. 5. The" President,
accompanied by Mrs. Tibbetts, his stenogra
pher, and servant, left Washington for
Loon Lake on a special train over the Penn
sylvania Bailroad at 11:35 p.m. From Jersey
City his route will be over the West Shore
and Delaware and Hudson roads,arriving at
Loon Lake at 1 o'clock to-morrow after
noon. A telegram from Saranac Lake to
night says: The report that Mrs. Harrison
is failing is greatly exaggerated. Mrs.
Harrison was oat tor a drive yesterday
and again to-day.
Secretary Charles Foster left here this
morning; tor Sandusky, O., where he will
deliver an address to-morrow in regard to
the currency of the country. He will then
make a visit to bis home in Fostoria, O.,
and will return to Washington in about two
weeks. Assistant Secretary Nettleton will
act as Secretary of the Treasury during his
1IAH0NET IH WASHIHOT0N.
The Minister to Ecuador Recovering From
Hla Severe Illness.
Washington, Aug. 5. .-. Mr.
Bowland Blennerhnsett Mahony, the young
Buffalonian who holds the honorably posi
tion of Minister to Ecuador, has been in
Washington for a day or two discussing the
results of his recent diplomatic mission
with Secretary Foster. The youthful dip
lomat was at the Capitol to-dav, and availed
himself of the privilege accorded to United
States Ministers to go upon the floor of the
He was not at all aBashed by the presence
of the great men who sat about him, for he
calmly walked down into the very front
row of seats, took the chair next the aisle,
placed his straw hat on the desk before him
and engaged in conversation with Senator
Morgan. Mr. Mahony is beginning to re
cover from the extreme illness which he
suffered on his arrival in Ecuador, and will
return to that country when cooler weather
RUSSIA'S famine victims lived on two
cents a day. Read Carpenter's letter In
THE DISPATCH to-morrow.
.A HORROR NEAR ERIE.
Rumors of a Terrible Collision on the Lake
Erie, Aug. 6. 2:3f a. m. A bad wreck
has just occurred on the Lake Shore Bail
road at Harbor Creek, between a passenger
and a freight train.
It is reported that many passengers were
killed and wounded. All the .physicians
in the city have been sent to the scene of
Another dispatch says: Train No. 6, on
the Lake Shore, and the Chicago and West
ern special, eastward bound, collided at
Harbor's creek, five miles east of Erie, at
11:40 p. m. Several persons are reported
DRUNKS In Congress, by W. A. Croffot,
In THE DISPATCII, to-morrow. Watson
would bave had spasmt had he been In Con
gress m century ago.
Involved in the Threatened
British Occnpation of
OUR RIGHTS EXCLUSIVE
To the First Choice of a Coaling
Station at That Point.
THE TEXT OP THE TREATIES
ind Other agreements Which Leave No
Boom for Dispute.
SAMOA AGAIN ME CAUSE OP TROUBLE
rSPECTA- TrMtOBAM TO TH DISPATCH.l
Washington, Aug. 6. The following
facts about the rights and interests of the
United States in Pago-Iago harbor in the
Samoan islands, which Is said to have just
been seized by Great Britain, are derived
from official sources:
In 1872, Manga, High Chief of Pago
Pago, "freely and. voluntarily" granted to
Commander Meade, U. 8. N., the exclusive
privilege of establishing in the said harbor
a naval station. If this" agreement, which
contained a certain implication of protec
tion, is to be regarded asf a treaty, It is of
no avail, for it was never ratified by the
On August 35, 1878, upon the ratification
of this treaty by Samoa, a commission ap
pointed by the Samoan government signed
the document transferring the possession of
the harbor according to the provisions of
the treaty. In connection with this transfer
the United States ship Adams erected on
Goat Island, at a point commanding a view
of the entire harbor, a flagstaff and raised
thereon the American flag.
The treaty with Samoa made In 1878, how
ever, gives the United States the privilege
of establishing therein a naval station, the
Samoan Government agreeing neither to
"exercise nor authorize any jurisdiction
within said port adverse to the rights of the
United States or restrictive thereof."
The Harbor Transferred to America.
The rights of this Government under this
treaty and those proceedings were not
afieoted by the Berlin act, our commis
sioners expressly stating that they could
consent in no way to the impairment of our
rights at Pago-Pago. The British treaty
made in 1879 reserved the right to establish
on the shores of a Samoan harbor a naval
station, "Apia, Salvdfata, the German har
bor, and that part of the harbor of Pago
Pago which may hereafter be selected by
the Government of the United 'States ex
cepted." Our Rights Supposed to Be Exclusive.
When the matter was before Congress in
June, 1889, the rights of the United States
in Pago-Pago were interpreted to be exclu
sive. The amendment reported by the
Committee on 'Appropriations reads: "For
the survevImprViremen't ancLoccnpation of
PerNJKiR7WWttty--t ' ,
Senator mtrtnan spofceapoa the mend-'1
ment lor the Committee of Foreign Bela
.tions, and said, in concluding his speech:
"The first thing to be done is to assert our
power and occupancy of the Bay of Pago
Pago and so much of the shores of the
Island of Tutuilla as is necessary for a coal
ing station. This is merely a rocky island,
comparatively of a few square miles, but It
possesses this magnificent harbor, and one
of -the amendments to this bill proposes
that we shall take possession of it, occupy
it, erect a coaling station and such other
buildings as may be necessary. '
Every Claim Was Purchased.
"That ought to be done immediately.
This Government within 18 months has pur
chased Goat Island and about a mile of the
shore adjoining, being a small part of what
Admiral Kimberlv recommended should be
secured and of what would be needed for
a station. To this island, which is the most
valuable about" the harbor, the United
States has bought every claim, native and
foreign, and its title may be regarded as in
disputable." If the United States has not yet exclu
sive title to Pago-Pago harbor the Govern
ment has the right to make it so. For, un
til it has not only selected a site, but ac
quired title to all the land the Government
may want, nothing can be done which may
interfere with purposes there. Should this
land be secured there would be so little left
that the question of exclusive right could
never arise. Any attempt by a foreign
power now to secure lodgment at Pago
Pagb harbor will be resisted undoubtedly
by this Government
The Callls Train Robbers Overtaken The
Officers Fired Upon and the Sheriff
Wounded Ona Man Captured The
Posso Still Hot on the Trail.
Visalia, Cal., Aug. 6. The posse in
pursuit of the men who held up the south
bound express near Collis Wednesday night,
overtook them a mile north of Visalia to
day and shots were exchanged.
Detective Will Smith received a shot in
the back, and Deputy SherifF Witty inthe
neck. Neither was dangerously wounded.
A hundred men with rifles are in pursuit
In some manner the officers got a clew
that Chris Evans and John Sontag were the
robbers and this afternoon started after
them. When they reached Evans' place, a
few miles out of town, Evacs ana Sontag
opened fire on them. The desperadoes then
fled. Witty was brought into town. The
news of the (hooting caused great exci tement
here, and immediately officers and rUizens,
armed with rifles, started tor the scene. At
4p.ll news reached here that the robbers
were seen northeast of Visalia driving
rapidly, with the officers only halt a mile
behind. George Sontag, brother of John
Sontag, was arrested here at noon to-day
and is now in jail.
Evans has lived in this community a'long
time and is about 40 years old. Sontag, his
companion, came here from Minnesota and
has been here since 1887. Both men have
hitherto borne good reputations. Evans
was in town last night and said he had just
returned from the mountains, where he had
been mining. Sontag was also here last
night, and said he had just returned from a
trip. Late to-night it is feared Sheriff
Witty will not recover.
A Statesman Killed In an Election Row.
Knoxvtlle, Aug. & Newton Clapp, a
Deputy United States Bevenue Collector
and a Republican, last night shot and killed
Grav Cloud, the Democratic member of the
Legislature of Claiborne county, at Taze
well. Cause, an election row.
WAGES of the Building Trades in Eng
land, by Henry Tnckley, In The DISPATCH,
to-morrow. Ten dollars a week U the high
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ABOUT TIME TO CALL HIM DOWN.
NERVE AT HOMESTEAD.
A Columbus Druggist Passes Himself
Off as an Army Officer.
HE MAT SOON BE PROSECUTED,
s the Father of IHs Poublo Threatens to
Slake It Hot for Him.
HE TAKES IT ALT. COOLLY AS A J3KE
SPECIAL TE-EQBAM TO TUB PISPATCH.3
CcrLTTMBtrs, O., Aug. 5. Frank K. Peck,
a druggist of this city, is liable to get into
trouble for his display of nerve at Home
stead. He left here about the time of the
breaking out of the troubles at that place
on a vacation, and concluded he wonld have
some fun and get into position to see
the sights. To do this, he repre
sented himself to Colonel Smith, ot
the Eighteenth Begiment in Pittsburg, as
Lietuenant Walter O. Short, of the United
States Cavalry, and he was at once taken in.
The officers of the Pennsylvania National
Guard finding they had been imposed upon,
requested an investigation through Captain
.Mansfield, Eleventh United States Infantry,
Pittsburg, who addressed a pommunleatioa
!to the commanding officer of the Sixth
Cavalry, at Ft Niobrora, Nebraska, asking
whether Lieutenant Short was "on sick
leave in the East.
"Lieutenant short's Impersonation.
The information came back with a long
statement from Lieutenant Short himself,
in which he denounced JfecK as an imposter
and requested an investigation and the
arrest ot Peck, that he might be punished.
Captain Mansfield sent the letter of
Lieutenant Short to the Commandant of
the Columbus barracks, with the statement
that all the facts in the case were now well
understood by the Pennsylvania National
Guard and by Colonel Smith, to whose regi
ment he was attached as Lieutenant Short.
Colonel Snyder, of the Columbus
barracks, referred the correspondence to
John Short, father of Lieutenant Short,
and one of the leading citizens of Colum
bus, and steps are being taken to have Mr.
Peck arrested. Lieutenant Short will
come from the West in the next few days
to prosecute the case.
Mr. Peck was seen to-night by a Dis
patch correspondent and did not deny any
of the facts which have been developed, but
rather considered it a joke and says he did
not think he was violating any law. He
says he introduced himself to Colonel
Smith as Lieutenant Short and was at once
taken in. He was appointed adjutant of a
battalion and afterward inspector of rifles.
Not Exposed at Homestead.
On arriving at Homestead he was intro
duced to Major Voldemar, of the Fifth
United States Cavalry, who knew Lieuten
ant Short, and wanted to know who Peek
was anyhow. Peck explained, and the
Major complimented him on his nerve.
Major Voldemar did not expose him.
Mr. Peck was formerly a student at the
State University, where "he was intimately
acquainted with Lieutenant Short, and this
fact lead him to take the name he did. Mr.
Peck was anxious to-night that nothing be
said about the matter, a3 he is a candidate
for second lieutenant in one of the local
companies of the Fourteenth Begiment,
Ohio National Guard, and he thought it
might injure his chances. 1
The father of Lieutenant Short is in
censed over the matter, and will not stop
short ot severe punishment of Peck. After
the Eighteenth Begiment was ordered from
Homestead, Peck was appointed a guard at
the mills, but was run out by the locked-out
men on the supposition that he was a
ANOTHER STRIKER ARRESTED.
Cal Grove Is Nabbed at Carlisle on n Charge
of Felonious Assault.
Carlisle, Aug. 5. Cal Grove, one of
the Homestead strikers, was arrested here
to-day upon orders from the Braddock
authorities. He is wanted for felonious as
sault. Grove was a resident of Carlisle eight
years ago, and has been hiding here for sev
A MISSI0NAHY IN TB0UBLE.
His Bibles Destroyed and His Life 1 hreat
ened by-Katlvrs In Pern.
New York, Aug. 3. Speda". Eev.
Dr. E. W. Oilman, Secretary of the for
eign department ot the American Bible
Society, has received a letter from Fran
cisco Penzotti, agent of the Bible Society
in Peru, telling of an attack en one of the
society's missionaries in the city of
Ayacucho, last month. The letter says
that Senor Don Aristides Castro, the
missionary, was sent to Ayacucho
with six boxes of Bibles. He was allowed
to displav his stock ot books and urge the
people to buv, without hindrance, for
several hours. The inhabitants of the city
then began to protest. At last the mission
ary was forced to leave his stall, and to seek
refuge ia his lodgings, where he remained
several days, waiting f ojr the clamor to sub
side. The house in which he was staying was
broken into by armed men, who made their
way into the missionary's room. He hid
himself in another part of the house. The
stock of Bibles and as much of his personal
property as the mob could find were taken
out into the street and publicly burned.
At the riss: of his life Castro es
caped from the bonse and made
his way out of the city. The outrage
created much comment ' and was formally
brought to the attention of the Minister of
the Peruvian Government, upon whom a
demand was made for compensation for the
destruction of the bibles and other property,
the whole being valued at J530. The ques
tion of restitution has not yet been settled,
but the Government has the matter under
European and Others Anxlons for the
Crnel War to End Business Paralyzed
by the Revolt Antique Weapons of the
New Orleans, Aug. 6. SpedaL The
British steamship Australia, which has just
arrived at quarantine from Venezuelan
ports, brings some fresh and interesting de
tails of the revolution now in progress. The
revolutionists under Crespo, with a force of
400 men, were encamped back of the town
of Puerto Cabello,4a the mountains. Every
night some of the rebels wonld ride Into
town to drink and carouse, scaring the citi
zens and the soldiery, almost to death.
About 800 more of the rebels were about
Valencia, some 15 miles in the interior.
The citizens, particularly the Europeans
who control the business of the town, are
not particularly interested as to which side
wins. All they desire is peace, as business
is at a perfect standstill, and has been for
the last four months. Many of the mer
chants and prosperous citizens live at
Stestaban, a little village in the mountains,
about four miles from Puerto Cabelle, and
since that trouble began they have been
forced to move into town, leaving their
villas to the tender mercies of the revo
lutionists. The main body of the rebels are Caria
beans, a mixture of negro and Indian, half
starved, half-naked, the best dressed
wearing a pinch pr blanket, blue on the out
side and red on the inside, with a hole to
slip the head through, barefooted,unwashed
and armed with everything from a Prussian
needle gun to an old flintlock. A great
many carry the old Bellmouth blunder
busses loaded with gravel, the stock of
which ha? to be stuck In the ground before
they can aim and shoot, owing to the
double backaction movement.
General Crespo is a pure-blooded Venezu
elan, a fine military leader, and an old,
able politician, having once been President
of the republic. The Government forces
are as ragged and unkempt and ill-assorted
as the rebels. Nearly all are barefooted,
the best dressed wearing sandals. General
Carlos Ichevore, a Government leader,
boarded the Australia at Laguayra, and
after refreshing his Latin throat with Ham
burg ale, made a bargain with Chief En
gineer Henry Mahler for his gold-laced
cap, spy glass and umbrella,and then proud
ly marched ashore to strut before his amazed
From all the captain could learn the revo
lutionists hare the advantage and the com
plete breaking up ot the existing govern
ment is merely a question of time, unless
1 English influence should prevent it. The
f English are most thoroughly detested by all
patriotic Venezuelans, but tney control tne
mining and banking interests and are a
powerful factor in the destines of Vene
zuela. $20,000,000 EN ROUTE.
Great Precautions Are Beln; Taken Against
the Train Robbers.
San Francisco, Aug. 5. The gold coin
from the United States sub-Treasury in this
city, which left here for the East last night
on a special train of five cars, was probably
the largest amount of money ever sent
across the continent. Early this morning
the train had crossed the Sierras and was
moving down the grade beyond Truokee.
Not long ago there was about $70,000,000
in the vaults of the sub-treasury and mint
in this city. Precisely how much of this is
now going overland is not known. The
supposition is that the amount is at least
Fifty men, nearly all from the Railway
Mail Service, are on the train as guards.
Captain James E. White, of Washington,
is in charge. The men are well armed.
The gold was principally stored in two
Union Pacific cars constructed ot wrought
steel and supposed to be ballet and bomb
proof. Considerable speculation has
been indulged in aa to the Govern
ment's motive for making this large
shipment of gold, and one explanation is
given that in consequence of heavy realiza
tions on American securities held abroad
foreign holders have recently taken much
of the gold circulated ia the East, and more
is required, to guard against any disturb
ance of the necessary financial equilibrium.
CATE explorations by the Frenchman
Startel described In THE DISPATCH tomorrow.
la 11 months to AHg. 1,
aa average gala oriOO a
The Chairman Surprises the
PflnrVIa Tw Ccmincr Dnwn
-.uvyxu vj uuiin -SVIIJ-
Town to His Office.
A REMARKABLE RECOVERY.
He looks Pale, hut His Wounds Are
Healed and He Feels Stron?.
NEW DETAILS OF THE SHOOTING.
Berkman Eaw His Tictlm on Thursday
Before the Attack.
NO FBELIXG AGAINST THE ANARCHIST
H. C, Frick, Chairman of the Carnegie
Iron .and Steel Company, made another
record for himself yesterday. He appeared
at his office at 1030 in the morning, just 13
days after Anarchist Berkman shot him
twice and stabbed him seven times in the
sides. He remained until 3 o'clock in the
afternoon, attending to business, when he
drove home in an open carriage. His rapid
recovery is considered remarkable, and is
another example of his pluck and endur
ance. Mr. Frlck's sudden return to work was a
surprise to everybody but Secretary Love
joy. He would have gone back to his desk
last Monday had it not been for the earnest
protest of Dr. Litchfield. Yesterday the
doctor consented to his leaving the house,
though he wanted to go to the office with
him, but the Chairman would not permit it
Mr. Frick came down town in a street car,
and the elevator boy, who was the first to
recognize him, almost fell off his seat when
he saw him. Mr. Frick stopped for a few
moments to converse with him, and thanked
him for his efforts in preventing Berkman
from escaping after he had done his bloody
Doesn't Want an Armed Gnant,.
The city detective who has been doing
duty at the office entrance since the shoot
ing occurred suddenly disappeared when he
sighted the Chairman alighting from the
car, but when he entered the elevator and
went upstairs he resumed his post of duty.
Mr. Frick is opposed to a guard and the
officer knew it. He was afraid he would
have been dismissed at once.
Mr. Frick's appearance in the office as
tonished the clerks, and they gathered
aronnd him in a group to offer their con
gratulations for his quick restoration to
health and bis lucky escape. It was soon
noised abroad that he was at work again,
and a number of friends called to shake
hands. In a short time he was engaged at
his desk hearing the reports of chiefs of de
partments, reading letters that had accumu
lated and dictating answer. One of the
first things he did was to send a cablegram
to Andrew Carnegie announcing tnat he waa
once more in the office and actively at the
helm. At noon he walked to the Duquesne
Club, where he lunched.
Shows Slight Signs of Suffering.
Mr. Frick was- quite pale and he shows
the effect of confinement. His face had a
good healthy color for a man who had gone
through a tough siege, but it was blanched
and he looked faded out, as Secretary Love
joy expressed it. He is weak, to be sure,
and yet strong. In another week strangers
wouldn't know that he had been shot were
it not for the scars on his neck
and near one of his ears. The
gunshot wounds have completely healed
up, and there is no further danger
from hemorrhages or a relapse. He has
free use of his neck, but he complains of a
little stiffness in the shoulders. The
wounds were covered with small pieces of
court plaster. A number of the Chairman's
friends think he is indiscreet in returning
to business so soon, bnt he says he is able to
work and will be at the office again this
Mr. Frick apparently bears no ill-will
toward Berkman; the Anarchist. He doei
not believe that tLe shooting was the re
sult of a conspiracy, but thinks it was the
act of a crank, on irresponsible person.
There are a great many tacts to be related
about the bloody affair which only Mr.
Frick can tell, but he prefers to say noth
ing until he makes a full and sworn state
ment of the case in court.
Has No Fear of Worklns-aen.
He doesn't want any more discussion of
tho subject, and hopes his friends and the
public will drop it, as he has done. In
chatting with iron men at the Duquesne
Club yesterday, one of them asked him
why he hadn't hired a guard. He replied
promptly that he thought he was dealing
entirely with workmen, and he has no fear
of the men who carry dinner pails. As for
Anarchists, he never thought about them,
and did not believe an attempt would be
made on his life.
In speaking of Berkman yesterday Mr.
Frick said he had talked with him for 15
minutes on Thursday before the shooting.
The interview occurred in the office of the
coke company and nobody was present but
the Anarchist and himself. Berkman sent
in his card representing himself as con
nected with "The New York Employment
Agenoy." He was requested to come in
and he appeared to be cool and collected.
He talked freely and asked if the firm
wanted to hire any men. Mr. Frick re
plied that tbey would need some and Berk
man said he could furnish them. He
didn't have any credentials with him,
and the Chairman said when he had occasion
to hire men he would remember him. Berk
man then retired, and Mr. Frick did not see
him again until he noticed him pacing up
and down in the hall a short time before the
Returned on a Different Mission.
When Berkman entered the room on the
Saturday he pulled the swinging door out
instead of pushing it In. This was done no
doubt to give him a quicker and better
view. Much has been written about where
the chairman and Mr. Leishman sat when
Berkman opened fire. Mr. Frick says he
was at the corner of the table nearest the
door andLeishman sat opposite at the other
corner. As soon as Berkman appeared In
the doorway he commenced to fire at short
range. He didn't say a word, and Mr.
Frick in telling the story smiled and said
he was not as talkative as when he saw him
on Thursday. He wonders' now why the
fellow didn't make the attack on that day
when they were alone together, and he had
such a good opportunity.
The first bullet struck Mr. Frick in the
neck, and dazed him for a moment. He
staggered toward the window in front of the
office, but he recovered quickly, and, turn
ing around, grappled with the assassin. It
was generally supposed that the first bullet
didn't go of- This is a mistake. The sec
ond bullet took effect also in the neck, the
third missed fire and the fourth went into
the ceiling. Mr. Frick wouldn't lav any
thing more about the attempt on his life.
He said he was satisfied with the situa
tion and praised the work of his assistants.
They had met grave situations and compli
cations successfully and the work In his
absence had been well done, io that hi
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