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Increased in 11 months to Aug. 1,
83,923, or an average gaiaoriOQ a
FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
THE IRON SCALE
After 17 Conferences a Uni
form Cnt of 10 Per Cent
Accepted by the Men.
WILL 1ESTJME WORK SOON.
Base Price of Puddling Bemains the
Same as Last Tear.
Manufacturers and Workmen Pleased
"With the Outcome Jones & Laugh
ling Will Start Their Works Next
Monday About 20,000 Men Beady to
Go to Work The Effect on the Home
stead Strike Considered Favorable
The Window Glass Scale Also Signed
at the First Conference A Day of
After 17 conferences the Amalgamated
Association and the Pittsburg iron manu
facturers came to an agreement last night
by a uniform reduction of 10 per cent In the
Ecale. It was an occasion for much rejoic
ing, and employer and employe lor the first
time since the discussion of the wage ques
tion began passed a motion with a unani
mous aye, and immediately there was a
hearty applause from both sides. About
20,000 men are affected, and will return to
work in a few days.
The sound of the hand-clapping was music
to the ears of the newspaper men who had
languished all afternoon and up to 9 o'clock
last night in the cheerless corridor of the
Ferguson building waiting for the result.
It was a signal that a conclusion had been
reached, and in a few minutes afterward the
doors were thrown open and President
"Weihe gave out the information that a seale
had been agreed upon.
Tin- Outlook ITasn't Erlht.
For a time the outlook was blue and
stormy. To hasten matters the manufactur
ers had suggested arbitration, or granting
the authority from the Amalgamated lodges
to the "Workers' Committee to settle the
dispute. The manufacturers were led to be
lieve that the proposition to arbitrate had
been voted down, and F. A. Richardson,
Secretary of the
Pittsburg Forge and
said the corn
denied the second
ruittee had been
this is true or not,
the scale was signed, and President "Weihe
asked if the settlement was not on its lace
a sufficient answer to these questions. He
declined to sayhat wasejrote on the ar
bitration question, and for the same reason
would not spcaK about the second consider
ation. The reult indicates that the neces
sary authbrity had been granted to the com
mittee. The settlement leaves Honictead as the
only place of contention in the Pittsburg
iron district. Many ot the Amalgamated
men said if the Carnegie Company would
.consent to another conference that the dif
ferences could easily be adjusted. The
members would like to see the Homestead
aflair satisfactorily fixed, and the general
opinion is that the signing of the scale will
have a good moral effect and hare a strong
tendency in this direction. The uniform
reduction of,10 per cent is not relished by
the men, but as Mr. "Weihe says, it is the
best that could be done and everybody is
Manufacturers Greatly Tickled.
OnlyD. B. Oliver, A. E. "W. Painter,
James "W. Bailey, F. A. Richardson,
Major Laughlins and James Lindsley were
present for the manufacturers when the
conclusion was reached. "With smiles on
their faces they made a bee line ior their
homes to get something to eatand the work
men soon followed. The manufacturers
were not prepared to say when
they would resume work, but it won't be
long. The prospects ahead of the iron busi
ness in Pittsburg were never brighter and
a prosperous year is expected to follow by
everybody. The manufacturers didn't want
to talk and referred the reporters to Presi
dent "Weihe for information. Before the
scale was signed Mr. Richardson said the
men were a great lot of wigglers, but he
felt that everything would be amicably ar
ranged. The signing of the scale will have a good
effect on business. President "Weihe de
clined to say anything about Homestead,
but on the trade outlook he made this state
ment: "I expect some of the mills to start
up this week, but I can safely state that all
the works in this district will be in opera
tion next week. I am in close touch with
the plants, and know that most of them
have been repaired and are ready to begin
Amalgamated lien Happy.
"When the news was noised abroad there
was a jollification at the Amalgamated
headquarters. In the last days of the con
ference the men fought for recognition for
their association. They were willing to
make some concessions. One of the members
who deolined to give his name said that a
number of skilled men liomthe idle mills
were employed at Homestead, but as soon
as work was resumed they would quit at
once. This member seemed to think that
the signing of the scale would break up the
Homestead trouble by compelling the firm
to line up with other manufacturers.
Vice President W. A. Carney said: "We
are all delighted over the' result. It is not
a reduction, but a revision of some parts of
the scale. The only man not pleased to
night is Superintendent Potter. He knows
it is the death blow to the firm at Home
stead. It concentrates the fight at this
point, and from this time out it will be
millions against millions. Our men will
now go to work and a tenth of their earn
ings will be set aside to uphold our people
in this strike. This means a lot of money
and we will be in fine shape to hold out.
I feel sure it is only a question of time now
until we win.
Plans for Homestead.
"The Executive Committee of the
Federation of Labor will meet at Home
stead to-morrow to decide on a plan df
action. .President " Gompers, Secretary
Chris Evans, P. J. McGuire, of the
carpenters, and myself as the representa
tive of the Flint Glass Union, the Broom
makers and other organized men in "Western
Pennsylvania will be present President
Gompers will be in Pittsburg forabout an
hour to-morrow morning."
Of course the Amalgamated men were
interested in discussing the signing of the
scale in connection with the Homestead
strike and the effect it would have upon the
trouble. One of the members claimed that
he could produce a man to whom th? com
pany offered $100 a week to teach the non
union fellows the secrets of heating iron,
and another was offered $500 per week as a
general utility man. Both xwere skilled
workmen, and belonged to the Amalgam
ated Association. According to the story,
they refused the offer.
DETAILS OP THE DISPUTE.
The Pittsburg Iron Manufacturers and the
Conference Committee of the Amalgam
ated Association Brach a Settlement
Last Evening; After a Discussion of Seven
The dispute is ended between the Pitts
burg iron manufacturers and the Confer
ence Committee of the Amalgamated As
sociation. One matter alone remains to
complete the details of the transaction.
This' is that the manufacturers' committee
is required to meet representatives of the
Amalgamation to arrange for the printing
of the new scale.
Since the inauguration of the present
trouble 17 conferences have been held.
Every one of these, with the exception of
the last, was practically fruitless, and it
looked as if a settlement would never be
effected. At the sixteenth conference, held
two weeks ago, the manufacturers', com
mittee exhibited signs of annoyance. They
claimed that unless some decided steps were
taken the long drawn out sessions would
continue indefinitely. Accordingly they
formulated -a Bet of resolutions, a copy of
which they presented to the wage com
mittee. These resolutions, which showed
plainly the feelings of the manufacturers
upon the subject in dispute, read as follows:
Wanted the Coarti Called In.
Whereas, The Conference Committees
of the manufacturers and representatives
of the Amalgamated Association of Iron
and Steel Workers haye, after 15 long con
ferences found themselves utterly unable to
make a satisfactory adjustment of the differ
ences existing between them, and it being
evident that jt satisfactory solution cannot
be arrived at except through the operation
of a more or less prolonged strike and con
tinued stoppage ot work, we, the manufact
urers, submit the following:
itesolved, By the combined Western Iron
ecaln conlerence committees that f he repre
sentatives of the Amalgamated Association
of Iron and Steel Workers submit the prop
osition of the manufacturers to arbitrate to
the bub-lodses for authority to apply to the
courts of Allegheny county for the appoint
ment of a board of arbitration under the
Ian s of Pennsylvania, and that all points of
differences be submitted to said board,
whoso decision shall be final and binding on
This to bo understood'
That you give us a final answer not later
than Tueiday week, August 9, 1892, at 2 v. M.
W. C Morelad, Jr., Secretary.
It was also understood and stipulated by
the manulacturers that in case any mill be
started pending arbitration, the emyloyes
be paid on the scale that was in effect July
L The Amalgamated Association would
not agree to hne their men go to work,
however, before the dispute was settled.
The sixteenth cnnierence was held on
Thursday, Julv S.V On the day Tallowing
the Amalgamated Association held a;meet
ing in its rooms on Sraithfieldstreet and dis
cussed the resolution offered by the manu
facturers. After a long and heated debate
It lias finally decided to submit the matter
to the sub-lodges to be determined by a
majority vote. Before the meeting ad
journed the members of the conference com
mittee of the Amalgamated Association
formulated a circular, a copy of which
they sent to each sub-lodge. This circular
embodied two questions of vital import
ance. Thev were as follows: "Shall the
questions at issue be arbitrated, or shall
discretionary authority be given the con
ference committee as to the items yet in
It was expected that the votes of all sub
lodges would be in by August 8, but such
was not the case. A great many votes were
held over by outlying lodges and did not
reach the Amalgamated headquarters until
Tuesday night last. On this account the
conference with the manufacturers could
not be held. President-elect M. M. Garland,
of the Amalgamated Association, notified
Secretary Moreland, of theManufacturers
Committee, Tuesday morning, that there
would be no conference until the morning
following. Accordingly at 10 o'clock yes
terday morning the joint committee met in
the Ferguson block. They remained in
session until noon, when they adjourned for
dinner. Immediately afterward the "Wage
Committee of the Amalgamated Association
met at their headquarters, and held a secret
session. At this meeting it was practically
decided to reach an agreement that night.
An Agreement Beached.
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the manu
facturers and their workmen reassembled
in the Ferguson Block. The evening ses
sion lasted until 9:10 o'clock. It was then
announced that a scale had been agreed
upon. President "William Weihe, of the
Amalgamated Association, was appointed
by. the Joint Committee to furnish the
proper information to the public. f
According to Mr. "Weihe the memoranda
of agreement remain practically the same
in the new scale as in the one recently sub
mitted to the manufacturers by the Amal
gamated Association. The price for boil
ing iron, which is based on a 55 60 rate, re
mains unchanged. In the footnotes, how
ever, the clause, "and the two weeks' work
shall be averaged," was stricken from arti
cle 1. Article 8 reads: "For half wrought
iron turnings and half cast iron swarth,
worked on cinder bottom, the price to be 50
cents per ton below the straight price paid
for boiling." This was subjected to a
6 per cent reduction, making ifr67J cents
per ton below the straight price. There
were no changes in the muck or. puddle
milL In the scrapping and bushelfng de
partment the base rate is ?2. This was sub
jected to a 10 per cent reduction, and the
new price is now SI 80. One of the foot
notes in this department was also changed.
Article,2 was stricken out and made to con
form to article 3, which causes a 40 per
cent decrease in the price of busheling on a
Articles Directly Affected.
Knoobling, heating slabs and shingling,
ten-inch, hoop and cotton tie mills all
Bullered a reduction of 10 per cent. The men
employed in these departments by the
change will lose from 7 cents to 47 cents on
the ton. In the plate and tank mills the
base rate of the roller was 72 cents and the
heater 80 cents. The new scale reduces the
roller to CO cents and the heater to 72 cents,
but the prices on extras remain the same and
are governed by the old base rate of 72 tents.
Boiling pipe iron on sheet and jobbing
mills was also reduced 10 per cent The base
rate was $3 40. This has .been changed to
3 04. The next mills in the scale are the
sheet mills, tin and black plate mills, tin
house scale and the wire rod milk These are
all settled," having been agreed upon at sep
arate conferences. The prices of work in
structural mills was reduced 10 per cent.
There was no reduction on roll turning,
which still remains at 3 00 for ten hours'
The only department in the whole scale
which now remains unsettled is roughing
and catching on sheet and jobbing mills.
This will also be settled by a separate con
ference. One meeting has 'already been
held to discuss the wage list. This was ad
journed and arrangements-were, wadt'tor
PITTSBURG THURSDAY. AUGUST 11. 1892-TWELVE PAGES. .
another meeting" to take place some time
during this week.
President Weihe Tn!k.
At a late hour last night President Weihe
said: "We will meet the manufacturers
again to-morrow to arrange for the printing
of the new scale. That will be our last
meeting with them for the present at least.
To-morrow morning we will also meet sev
eral of the Youngstown manufacturers, who
are alreadv in the city. The object of
their visit Is to,arrange for a conference to
agree upon a new wage list."
It is thought by many who are directly
interested, however, that the Youngstown
manufacturers will not ask for more than a
formal conference. The terms of the latest
scale being entirely satislactory to the
Pittsburg manulacturers, it is said that the
Youngstown men will undoubtedly accept
the scale formulated at last night's confer
ence. The new agreement affects 20,000 work
men in this immediate vicinity. The new
scale is applicable to at least one dozen
iron mills in Pittsburg, all ot which will
begin operations as soon as the proper ar
rangements can be made. , Up until 1ast
night 89 iron aud steel concerns had affixed
their signatures to the regular scale ot the
Amalgamated Association. Their agree
ment with the workmen, however, provides
that they are to be benefited 'by any subse
quent changes in the scale. They will re
ceive the uniform reduction of 10 per cent
granted to the Pittsburg manufacturers.
Of the 89 signers 37 are sheet manufact
urers. None pf these are benefited unless
rolling mills are attached to their plants.
A GLASS STRIKE AVERTED.
Window Glass Makers and the Men Come
to an Agreement in the First Conference
Bright Prospects Ahead and Every
The annual wage conference of the win
dow glass manufacturers and workers was
held at the Monongahela House yesterday.
It resulted in the scale of wages of last year
being adopted without any changes, and
the rules and usages will be practically the
same as of yore.
The Amalgamated men and the iron mas
ters bad been wrestling for several hours J
when the window glass workers started in.
Their meeting was not long, and it was de
cidedly pleasant. The workers were repre
sented by Messrs. Eberhart, Winter, Cone
way, King, Swearer, TJnks and Wallace,
all Pittsburg men. On the manufacturers'
side were Messrs. McKee, Thomas D. Cat
lb, Ottawa; Hart, of Muncie; James H.
Chambers, Baker, Scully, Sayres and
William Loeffler, Secretary of the Window
Glass Association. Without much ceremony
Mr. Eberhart was made President, and
William Loeffler and Samuel Wallace,
Secretaries. The old scale was soon re
adopted. It is the first time in many years
that a -settlement was reached in the first
conference, and manufacturers and makers
alike are congratulating themselves on the
harmony and good feeling that prevailed
throughout the session. In about 10 days
the makers will meet to fix a time for start
ing the factories. It is supposed that Sep
tember 20 to October 1 will be agreed upon.
Secretary Loeffler and Mr. HarK were
seen after the meeting. Both were in a
good humor, but they insisted that they
should have had a 10 per cent reduction.
However, such a proposition was not made
to the men, and they were evidently satis
fied with the result. Mr. Hart is a
Democratic- free trader, and he thinks he
can el ve good . reasons for .his belief. He
complained that the profits were small, but
he agreed with Mr. Loeffler that the pros
btcts for business next rear are first class.
This Jr'the busy season of the trade arnH
most of the stocks are- about exhausted
The building trade has been a little slow
this year, but great things are expected"1
NO POLITICS IN iT.
B. F. Jones Talks X4ut Night of the Signing
' of the Iron Scale.
B. F. Jones, tbe senior member of the
firm of Jones &Laughlins, said last evening
at 10 o'clock:
"I hare just been informed that an agree
ment has been reached between the com
panies and the Amalgamated Association.
The precise terms I have not been told, but
I take it that there will be no delay beyond
Monday, when the companies generally de
sire to start their mills."
"Mr. Jones," the representative of The
Dispatch, said, "is there any possibility
that the wage contention will operate as a
political question?" -
"There is no politics in this," said Mr.
Jones. "The question of wages in the iron
and Bteel mills is adjudicated annually,
regardless of elections, and what has
occurred this year is the result not of the '
oncoming campaign, but of the condition of
the iron market. Now, I understand the
entire matter has been settled, and I am
very glad of it, ior the reason that the
strikes had unsettled business generally."
"Mr. Jones," the reporter asked, "what
proposition did Mr. O'Donnell make to the
"He made no proposition to the
committee," said Mr. Jones. "Had he done
so I would have known it, but Mr.
O'Donnell did not come near the
"I am satisfied," said Mr. Jones, in part
ing, "that there is yet a good outlook in the
irpn and,steel business, and as to politics I
can merely say that I am satisfied that
Harrison and Beid will be elected."
AN OLD MINE FOUND.
Ziost Treasure to Be Recovered After lying
Idle for 30 Tears.
SAN FBAXCISCO, Aug. 10. Special.
News comes from Harrisburg, Arizona, that
the famous Frenchmen's mine, which has
been lost for 30 years, was found a few days
ago by Mexican prospectors about 30 miles
from "the new camp of Harqua Ilala.
The news comes from a trustworthy
mining engineer, and may be relied upon.
The old mine, which showed traces of rude
working years ago, was located in the Eagle
Tail Mountains, not far from a district
that had been carefully prospected by
searchers for this treasure. The Mexicans
found many rich gold nuggets, but tbe exact
location ot the bonanza has not yet been dis
closed. The history of the mine is romantic. It
was found originally by three Frenchmen
who started out from Yuma, nearly 30 years
ago. Their outfit aroused the suspicion of
several Mexicans, who followed them,
but the Frenchmen gave them the slip
and disappeared in Engle Tail Mountains.
The only news of them came from a Mexi
can boy who ran away from home and lived
for several weeks with the Frenchmen,
doing their eooking. They finallv caught
him spying on them and he fled "from the
camp and they were never seen again. It
was supposed Indians killed them.
NOT SUBJECT TO DUTY,
Foreign Money Can Be Imported Into the
United States Without Faying a Tax.
Washington, August 10. Special
Agent Hanlon, at Chicago, has reported to
the Treasury Department that the Italian
bank in Chicago is importing through the
mails large quantities of Italian paper
money for sale to Italians to send to
friends in Italy; and he asked whether such
importations are snbjeet to duty.
Assistant Secretary Crounse has replied
to him that the money in question is not
subjeet to duty under previous decisions
allowing free entry to English internal
revenue stamps and Mexican subsidy cer-
uuvros, vu bun -gruuuu mat mey are not
goods, wares or merchandise -within the
meanincr of the tarifflaws.
is-Ii . vt-, ' -T j
Against Tennessee's Execu
tive for His Mercy to
King, the Slurderer.
JUDGE LYtfCH MAY ACT,
Though His Intended Victim Has
Been Hnstled Out of Memphis. .
THE ENTIRE STATE IS AROUSED.
Worse Than Murder Itself Is Press Opinion
of the Commutation
BUCHANAN TO BE HANGED IN EFPIGT
Memphis, Jog.10. The city was thrown
intp a state of intense excitement when the
announcement appeared in this morning's
papers that Governor Buchanan had com
muted the sentence of Colonel H. Clay
King, who tias to have been hanged on the
12th inst, for the murder of D. H. Posten.
This morning's Appea'-Avalanche, in discus
sing the subject, said:
"The Governor's power in the matter is
absolute and exclusive. The responsibility
is his alone. He is not required to give
reasons. He may yield to any passing
caprice, to appeal to his sympathies, to pre
judice, and yet bis authority remains undis
putable and supreme, If his determination
of the King case is to be taken as a prece
dent, then we see no reason why any other
criminal should ever be hanged in
"King, in cold blood, after careful de
liberation, snot down David H. Posten,
unarmed and unsuspecting. It was a high
way assassination in which the victim was
given no-chance to defend himself. There
could not have been a murder more hei
The Supreme Court Commended.
Discussing the review of the case by the
Supreme Court, the Appeal-Avalanche con
tinues: "The opinion was welcomed by all
lovers of law and order. Its effect was not
confined to Tennessee. It was felt through
out tbe whole United States, and the Su
preme CourtyOf Tennessee gained enduring
honor for advancing civilization to that de
gree. ' i
"The Court did not overlook any phase
ot the case. It considered even the ex
cuses King made for his act But the
Governor has brought all this to naught.
Having the greater power to save, he has
met the Court's power to condemn, and has
whistled the latter's judgment down the
wind. With a stroke of his pen he has
given hope to every murderer in the jails of
Tennessee. He has rebuked the jury and
made light of the State's highest tribunal
"It 'were infinitely better if the jury of
the trial courCv4Wde King to go Jree,
.We. now wish sincerely that It had done so.
It 'were ven. better if the Governor bad
granted an absolute pardonHe has acted
without the support of the 'trial Judge,
the jury or the prosecutor, usually an es
sential perquisite in gubernatorial
clemency, and it now remains for King's
art to solve the question of his freedom."
The Governor's Crime "Worse Than King's.
The, Evening Scimlter vehemently de
nounces the Governor in a sensational
editorial abounding in such sentences as
these: "He has spit upon the courts of the
State and nation, and held out his hand to
save an assassin in whose person was
centered and upon whose fate depended the
question whether money and influence in
the South is sufficient to make a distinction
between persons convicted of cold-blooded
"The re scue of H. Clay King from the
gallows, to which all ot the courts of the
country, after a careful review of the evi
dence, had condemned him, was a crime
more damnable even than the murder of
Posten. He has risen above all law, all
right and all justice. What King did as a
citizen he has done as tbe Chief Executive
of the State. He has taken the law into
his hands. He has justified the murder of
Posten. He has saved the assassin. He
has taken the smoking pistol from King's
hand, stepped into his shoes, dipped his
hands into the blood of his victim and
trampled upon the already outraged law.
He has turned a deaf ear to the pleadings of
the victim's family for justice. He has
made the Governor "of tbe State the cham
pion of murderers.
Aronsed Almost to tbe Lynching Point.
"The Governor's conduct tears the bandage
from the eyes of justice. It pulls down the
pillars ot tbe temple. It paralyzes the
strong arm of the law. It stifles the cry of
the widow and the orphan makes of' the
court a sham. It shakes the very founda
tion of society and makes every man a law
"If Buchanan be shot down from behind
a pillar on the portico of the Capitol to-day,
if King should be slain on his way to the
penitentiary, who shall say that the gallows
would bear "fruit?" i
These publications aroused intense feel
ing. A 'mass meeting was arranged for to
night, at which Governor Buchanan was to
have been hanged in effigy. It was given
out that the jail wonld be attacked and the
notorious prisoner lynched. So great was
the anxiety that Criminal Court Judge J. J.
Dubose issued the following order late this
It annearlni to tbe Court that there is
now undue excitement In the public mind
because of the commutation of the sentence
or H. Clay King, who was by the Supreme
Conrt sentenced to bang on the 12th day of
August, 1892, and it further appearing that,
because Of threatened mob violence, it is
not safe to longer keep said King in the
county Jail of Suelby county, It Is, therefore,
ordered by the Court that the Sheilff of
Thelby county, without delay, take said
Kimr and deliver him to the keeper ot tbe
penitentiary at Nashville, in pntauincetQ
the order as made by the Governor commut
ing bis sentence to life imprisonment in the
penitentiary ot tUo State.
The "Whole South Is Aronsed.
King Was spirited away this evening and
may escape mob violence. The whole
country is aroused. Telegrams from Mis
sissippi, Arkansas and Tennessee are pour
ing in, protesting with fiery indignation
against the action of the Governor. The
mass meeting to-night promises to be an
immense affair, though several influential
citizens are doing all they can to put a stop
to it. ' ,
Sheriff McLenden took Colonel H. Clav
King from the jail this evening and out of
the city on the C & O. Bailroad en route
to Nashville. The Sheriff is one-legged and
unaccompanied. King's son is with the
party, and there are some fears of an at
Tbe Louisville and Nashville train leaves
at 10:50 to-night and connects with the train
carrving the prisoner at McKenzie at S A. M.
It is rumored that friends of Poston will
take this train and overtake the prisoner,
and if they do there will, doubtless, bo an
other tragedy. 4 x
Atlni i -M-. a MtverA rftltt sfnrm apt in.
which it was fearedkwould prevent the in
dignation meeting; but t 11-10 f. st, after
J the rain, subsided a weird of.Pcople mhwJ
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IF HE ESCAPES THE BOCKS HE'LL BE 'WEECKED ON THE FAIL&
bledat the corner of Main and Madison
streets, the most central point in the city.
and after hanging an effigy of Governor Bu
chanan to a telegraph pole, set the dummy
afire and watched it burn. No speaking
was indulged in.
GLASGOW LABOR'S VOICE.
Carnegie Thanked for Famishing an
Object Lesson Bardie, the IjborM.P.,
Brqnested to Behind the StOO Con
tributed by the American Iron King.
Glasgow, Aug. 10. At a meeting held
to-day, the Glasgow Trade Conncil, with
only one dissenting vote,-passed a resolu
tion declaring that, "While placing Car-'
negie's name npon the roll of fame with
those of Judas Iscarlot and James Carr, we
feel constrained to tender him our thanks
for providing the world with a most power
ful object lesson in regard to the relations
of capital and labor."
The resolution further deprecated the ac
tion of Ayr municipal authorities in con
ferring the freedom of tbe city upon Mr.
Carnegie, and' suggested -that James K.
Hardie, the recently elected member 0 Par
liament for the South division Of Westham,
use the utmost exertions to refund the 100
which Mr. Carnegie contributed for his
WRECKED BY A WATERSPOUT.
Peculiar Accident to a Railroad Train
Not Far From 'Frisco.
San FBANCisco, Aug. 10. Special
The section a few miles east of here was
visited by a waterspout last night, which
waterrlble in effect. The Sabinal river
became a raging torrent within, a few
minutes, and the waters swept down
upon the Southern Pacific Bail
road , bridge just as an east
bound' freight train was crossing the
structure. The engine and one of the cars
cleared the bridge, but the rear car and
three cabooses went through. The train
was in charge of Conductor McMullen, and
the crews of Conductors Mangen and Craw
ford were deadheading back over the road
in their cabooses. All three crews went
through the bridee in their cabooses.
Conductor MoMullen was frightfully cut
and gashed, but managed to get out and
reached the telegraph Btation at Jfabinal
and telegraphed for aid. Conductor Mc
Mullen was very badly injured and will
probably die. Brakeman Leonard was
killed, and his remains brought here to-day.
He is unmarried. Brakemen Baymond,
Waldo, Quick and Goodwin are seriously
injured, but will recover. All the injured
men live in this city. The bridge was re
placed by a temporary structure.
CHILEANS FRIENDLY NOW.
SleCreary Says They Are
Struck on Minister Egan.
New Tore, Aug. 10. Colonel William
B. McCreery, United States Consul at Val
paraiso, Chile, arrived in New York to-day
on the Pacific Steamship Company's Co
lumbia. Colonel McCreery says:
1 can only speak of Chile and Chileans in
terms of the highest praise. There is no
particle of truth in the stories of ill-feeling
on the part of Chileans against Americans.
Both Govornmont and people are friendly
to Mr. Egan. If there has been any Ill-feeling
toward him it has subsided. The Chilean
authorities afforded every facility for
dUenterrlng and shipping the remains of
the sailor Biggin, which came on the steamer
with me. Turnbull, the other murdered
sailor, is buried In the Protestant cemetery
at Valparaiso, and a beatlfnl monument has
been erected over ills grave by the crew of
RUN DOWN BY A RACER. '
The Transatlantic steamer Saale Sinks a
Norwegian llarlc In Mid-Ocean.
Southampton, Aug. 10. Captain
feichter, of the North German Lloyd
steamer Saale, from New York, August 2
for Bremen, which arrived at Southampton
at 9:35 o'clock to-night, reports that at 7
o'clock on the evening of August 4, during
a thick fog, the steamer collided with and
sank the Norwegian bark Tordenskjold,
Captain Ellertsen, which sailed from Dub
lin July 3 for New York. The bark went
down soon alter being Btruck, but the Saale
succeeded'in rescuing Captain Ellertsen and
his entire crew of 18 men.
The Saale received no damage., Tbe
saloon passengers of the Saale have signed a
memorial in which thev heartily express
tueir gratitude to Captain Bichter tor his
skill in averting a wone disaster.
The Salvation Army In Camp.
Chicago, Aug. 10. The Salvation Army
ot the Northwest, numbering several hun
dred members, under command of Brigadier
Fielding, began an encampment to-day at
Lake Bluff: The encampment will last un
til the 16th Inst,
Forepaugh' Circus Tents Destroyed.
.Cohoes, N. Y., Aug. 10. A tornado
here this afternoon destroyed Eorepaugh's
circus tents. Loss, f 25,000. No one was
seriously ban, although some ot the em-
jloyw sustained injunw,
OUR SAH0A5 RIGHTS
Certain to Be Rigidly Maintained by
GROUND OP SECRETARY FOSTER.
action Will Be Taken When Britain's In
tentions Are Announced.
POSSESSION OP PAG0-PAG0 IJARB0R
rSPECTAI. TXLEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Washington, Aug. 10. The widely
circulated reports representing the State
Department as holding the opinion that the
English Government has any sort of right
to establish a coaling station at Pago-Pago
harbor are entirely inaccurate. On the
contrary, it is understood that Secretary
-Foster has .never made a statement that
could be properly construed as recognizing
in anybody "England's- claims to harbor
rights at that point
In the treaty between tbe "United States
and Samoa there is no express provision
prohibiting the joint occupancy of the har
bor, but that statement that. there shall be
no Interference in the rights granted to the
United States, construed by the State De
partment officials to mean that if the estab
lishment of a coaling station by the En
glish Government should be deemed to be
detrimental to the interests of the United
States, this Government would have the
unquestioned right to vigorously protest.
Duty of This Government.
In f set, that it would be its duty to do so.
This undoubtedly is the view held by
Secretary Poster, and, although he will not
give official utterance to the statement that
should England attempt to establish a
coaling station tbe United States would
assert its rights, it is understood that this
is just wbat he will do.
'The Secretary does not wish to decide a
hypothetical case, but there is good reason
for stating that he thinks that the
re-establishment of a coaling station
at Pago-Pago by the English Gov
ernment would be decidedly detrimental
to the interests of the United States Gov
ernment and that he would therefore resist
the attempt to the utmost. The fact that
the United States treaty was negotiated
long prior to that between England and
Samoa gives the United States the whip
handle in tbe argument with a foreign Gov
The mere fact, however, of Great Britain
establishing a coaling station in the harbor
might in itself not be inimical to American
interests, because there is plenty of room for
The Bight or Absolute Jurisdiction.
But it is the opinion of well-posted pub
lic men here without regard to party that
the treaty between tbe United States and
Samoa intended to give the United States
absolute jurisdiction over the harbor of
Pago-Pago, and any attempt of Great
Britain or any other Government to set up
a subsequent right would be re
sisted from- the start Secretary Pos
ter is undoubtedly of this way
of thinking also, and can be
depended upon to bring the entire influence
of the administration to bear up in support
of the claim of tbe United States.
In this position he has tbe support of the
President The policy of the State Depart
ment, however, is not apt to develop, until
England formally announces her purpose to
establish a coaling station on the disputed
A FOOLISH B0TS SUICIDE.
Be Feared Bis Iady-Love Was Receiving
Attentions From Another.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. Reuben P.
Gorman, a 10-year-old lad of this city, was
found dvincr from a bullet wound in the
head near Collfugswood, N. J., to-day and
expired shortly after. The boy had evi
dently committed suicide, but left no ex
planation for the act
A letter found by his side, signed by Miss
Mamie Davis, who lives in the neiebbor
hood, contained tender expressions and in
vited Gorman to call on her
next Sunday. Neighbors of tbe Gor
man family assert that the boy was
in love with Miss Davis, who is 17 years of
age, and was despondent because she re
ceived the attentions of another. Miss
Davis was prostrated by the news, and de
clares she can give no reason for the boy's
Fometblng the Scatter In JUenmark.
Galesbueo, III., Aug. 10. It is cur
rent to-night that Hon. Clark E. Carr,
United States Minister to Denmark, to-day
received Instructions to proceed to Den
mark without delay unless it would cause
too great inconvenienoe. His leave of
absence was tor two months and will not
expire for lome time " ,
IaeresMed la 11 months to Aag. 1
SSiMS, or am average gala oflOO a
'' THBEE CENTa
GOING FOR GOMPERS,
CKnigMs of labor Official
Jys That He Can't Proye
WHUL 110 Ulitlllia.
WOBDS THAT "WILL BUM
Uttered by One of the Lecturers of
the Older Organization,
AGAINST THE LABOR FEDERATION.
James Wright Eays Gompers Doesn't Stick
to the Cold Facts,
SPEAKIKG OP HIS PEOPLE'S NUJ1BEES
JSnCTAl. TZLXGIUJI TO THE DISPATCrf.l
Philadelphia, Aug. 9. The Knights
of Labor to-day declared active hostilities
against the Federation of Labor. The two
bodies have been antagonistic for the past
six years, but owing to the conciliatory
policy pursued by General Master
Workman Powderly, no attacks have
been made by the Knights upon the
junior organization, althonghMr. Powderly
has repeatedly said in private that either
the Federation or the Knights must go, sup
plementing his remarks with the volun
teered statement that the leaders of the
Federation are nearly all expelled Knights
of Labor, striving to build up an antagon
istic organization for their own personal
President Gompers, of the Federation of
Labor, visited Homestead a few days ago
and made the statement that the members of
the Federation, numbering 600,000 to 700,
000, would contribute to the support of the
Homestead workmen. Upon this point the
Knights took umbrage, and James A.
Wright, one of the general lecturers of the
order and one of its primary organizers, was
selected to make the hostile declaration
provoking the Federation people to answer.
A Red Hot Boast for Gompera.
Mr. Wright, speaking for the Knights,
said, referring first to President Gompers',.
quoted statement to the effect that tbe
Federation of Labor would contribute to
the support of the Homestead workers: "I
don't know what the financial resources of
the Amalgamated Arsociation may be, bur,
w hatevcr they are, this will be practically
all that they will be ablo to de
pen d on. Some unions and assemblies mav,
and probably will, vote money in aid of tbe
strikers, but the sum thus contributed will
not be large, and In tbe main the money for
their support will have to come out of the
treasury of the Amalgamated Association.
Mr. Gompers knows this Ktj well, and his
holding out promises which he knows can
not be fulfilled is, under tbe circumstances,
little short of criminal.
"Why do I say his promises cannot be
fulfilled? For the very good reason that
the,Federation has no such membership as
Mr. Gompers claims. For years he has
been posing before tbe public as the general
ofa grand army of over 00,000 men, when
the truth is, his alleged organization is a
thing of threads and patobes, without co
hesiveness or unity of purpose, a lot of
skeleton regiments trying to conceal its
numerical weakness by noise and bombastic
"Can I prove this? Why, nothing is
easier. Here is an official book of the
American Federation of Labor for 189L. On
page 7 I find a table head: 'Eegister of the
National Trade Unions of the United
States,' which claims a total membership of
Figures Brought Out to I'rove It.
Mr. Wright then went on to show by an
analysis of the figures in the report that the
Federation has actually less than 120,000
members, and continued: "But this is not
the worst of it Not only is the member
ship of the Federation less than a filth of
what he represented it, bat its ability or
willingness to help financially in a case
of this kind is even less than its
membership would indicate. Let me
.prove this: When, in December.
1889, the Federation, with a great "blowing
of trumpets and beating of drums, inaugu
rated the eight-hour movement, it placed
an assessment of 10 cents a week on its en
tire membership to provide a fund for the
support of the carpenters who were to go
out on May 1. This assessment was on for
20 weeks, and yet it only realized 512,000,
so that not more than 6,000 members could
have paid it
"What do I think Mr. Gompers' object
is in making such a promise, knowing that
he has do means of fulfilling it? Oh, I
don't know. I might think from some of
his actions in this and on other occasions
that he is in the pay of the enemies of the
labor movement, doing his best to bring
disaster and heap contempt upon it, were it
not that I don't think anyone would pay a
man for doing that which his conceit and
love of notoriety would make him do for
Considered an Enemy of Labor.
"But whether he is paid for doingit, or
does it through ignorance, this man is one
of the worst enemies that labor has to-day.
In 1886 he, with others of tbe same kidney,
caused the futile and disastrous eight-hour
fight, resorting to the most reprehensible
methods to induce men to enter in a hope
less struggle, even spreading false re
ports that the general officers of
the Knights of Labor has ordered the
strike, and so deluding thousands ot
Knights into quitting work. When the
Knights denounced the fraud they blamed
the order for causing the loss of the strike,
crawled inio their holes till the storm blew
over, and then crawled out again, changing
the name of their organization.
"Last year they tried by lying promises
of support, which they knew they could
not glvf, t0 induce the coal miners to enter
npon a strike which wonld have involved
75,000 families in ruin, beside causing a
financial panio worse than what followed
'Black Friday.' This Tile conspiracy was
only thwarted by the conservative counsel
of the officers of the Knights of Labor, who
were abused and vilified bv this man
Gompers for exposing and defeating his
"Whenever unjust employers have needed
the assistance of labor fakirs to help them
defeat workingmen struggling for their
rights, Gompers has always been at their
service. Look at his action in the fight
with the Bochester combine, lor example,
where he and his friends have been
doing whatever they could to help
the employers erush the organization,
to which their men belonged and which had
compelled them to pay decent wsgesand
accord decent conditions. No.Idontknow
whether Gompers Is more knave or fool, but
his statement made to the Homestead men
for the purpose of holding out false hopes
to them is either the acme of folly or th
ne plus ultra of villainy."
Philadelphia the Hottest Cltr.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. This city
was again the hottest in the country to-day.
The maximum of 96 was reached at 3 p.
m.. and at 8 p. M. the thermometer had
lallen 10. Three deaths from the heat art
reported and oyer 40 prostrations.
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