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Iacreased in 11 mouths to Aug. I,
33,923, or an arerage aln oriOO a
FORTY SEVENTH YEAR
10 BOYCOTT YET
The Federation Executive
Council Thinks an Order
4JUT IT MAY COME LATEB.
Dissatisfaction Among the Finishers
Over the Scale.
They Claim They Were Not Fairly Rep
resented on the Committee, and May
Refuse to Go to Work They Figure
a Cut of 25 Per Cent In Their Wages
Product of the Homestead Mill Con
sidered Poor and Unmarketable A
Big Mass Meeting This Afternoon for
The scheduled quarterly meeting of the
Executive Council of the American Federa
tion of Labor was held at the Duquesne
Hotel yesterday instead of Homestead. No
reason was given for the change in pro
gramme, and the people up the river
were much disappointed. However, an
open meeting will be held at Homestead
this afternoon at 2 o'clock, when President
Goxnpers and others will address the locked
The Council decided to meet in Pittsburg
on account of the importance of the Home
stead troublai The members of the board
went into session at 9 o'clock in the morn
ing and were busyuntillO o'clocklast night
The members present were President
Samuel Gompers, Secretary Chris Evans,
John B. Lennon, Secretary of the Tailors'
Union, all of New York; P. J. McGuire,
President of the Carpenters' Brotherhood,
Philadelphia, and Vice President W. A.
Carney, of the Amalgamated Association.
Discussed the Trouble at Homestead.
Some business concerning the trades
which Mr. Gompers said would not interest
the public was first transacted and then the
i council took up the Homestead affair.
I President Weihe, President-elect Garland,
HughO'Donnell, Burgess McLuckie and all
the members of the Advisoy Board headed
by Acting Chairman Jack Crawford were
called into the r conference. The situation
at Homestead in all its details and bearings
4 as thoroughly discussed. After listening
to reports ana suggestions all day, the fol
lowingjstatament was prepared and read to
The Disb&tch man by P. J. McGuire last
After a thorough investigation and review
of the situation in Homestead and the other
Carnegie mills and after conference with
President Weihe and othor officials of the
Amalgamated Association, and on consulta
tion with the Advisory Board of the Home
stead men, the Executive Council of the
American Federation of Labor do not deem
it necessary at present to issue any general
boycott on the Carnegie products, for these
The Seasons for Holding; OK,
The amount of work now turned out In
the Carnegie mills is of Buch a trifling and
inconsequential character that It would be a
sheer waste of effort at this time to issue a
boycott. Added to this the quality and
small amount of product made is so inferior
that it is hardly marketable, and will result
in a greater loss of trado to the Carnegie
Company than would come from any boy
cott we might now impose. In fact, the un
marketable character of the small amount
of work done is sufficient boycott against
the Carnegie Company itself.
Should it be necessary to issue a general
order in the future to let Carnegie's prod,
nets alone, w e will not hesitate to do so, not
withstanding the threats of the firm, to use
the conspiracy laws against us. The mem
bers of the Executive Council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor are not to be
swerved from their path of duty by threats
of that kind, for the majority of them before
this day have stood in courts of Justice to
defend their rights as American citizens in
suits of conspiracy instituted by corpora
tions of conspiring capitalists.
Be it further known to the American peo
ple, In general, that this action of the Execu
tive Council in declining to issue a general
bovcott at this time does not prevent all
sympathizers with the struggling toilers at
Homestead from lef using to use structural
iron or steel, nails and other products of the
Carnegie mills wheceever they locally feel
Inclined to do so. And at the same time
every dollar of financial aid which can Do
raised should be given free to help this
struggle of brawn and brain, muscle and
heart against the cold-blooded, grasp
ing avarice or well-protected manufacturers.
To secure financial contributions, the Ex
ecutive Council is now engaged preparing a
circular, which will be issued to-morrow,
calling on organized labor and the Amer
ican public for funds to sustain the men on
strike at Homestead and giving a full state
ment of facts not heretofore published in
connection with affairs in Homestead.
Oppti Meeting at Jlomrstead To-Day.
Outside of the statement made President
Gompers would ay nothing. The council
will meet the Advisory Board at Home
stead this afternoon, and then the open
meeting, to which everybody is invited,
will be held. Addresses will be made by
all the members of the Exec
utive Council, and other labor
leaders. The council will return
to the Duquesne in the evening, when the
circular to be issued will be prepared and
given to Thk Dispatch for publication.
All Amalgamated men were admitted to the
conference yesterday, and Jerry Dougherty
was a frequent visitor to parlor F, where
the gathering took place.
HoghO'Donnell, Burgess McLuckie and
T. H. Brown, after they had made their re
port, started to Boston to address a big
labor meeting to-night They will appeal
for funds to assist the men at Homestead.
Since the trouble Mr. Brown has demon
strated that he is a good talker and able to
take care of himself before a large crowd.
McLuckie has already made a repntation
ior his rough and ready eloquence. They
were given a good send off by their
brethren at Homestead.
They My Be Gone Borne Time,
Just when Messrs. McLuckie, O'Donnell
and Brown will return to Homestead it is
difficult to say. According to the present
programme, the Burgess will mtke an ex
tended tour through New England. The
Advisory Board is confident that a dozen
speeches by McLuckie will go a great way
toward inducing the workfngmen of the
East to subscribe liberally to the Home-
steaa rsnei inna.
Hngh O'Donnell hadn't much" to ty. Hi
wasn't sure whether he 'would return at
onee, or continue to make speeches In the
Eait He laughed at the numerous stories
told about his movements. He is looking
remarkably well and said he never felt
better in his life.
W. J. Brennen, the attorney for the asso
ciation, was on the train. He was going to
New York, he stated, to try to get a pardon
for somebody. He wanted it understood
that his journey to the metropolis had noth
ing to do with the Homestead affair.
"Any politics in my visit?" he.said, with
a smile", and repeated the question. "Well,
X would hardly go to New York without
calling on Harrity."
Mr. Brennen thinks there is great Demo
cratic campaign material in the Pittsburg
labor troubles, and he will load up the wily
Harrity for future use.
DON'T LIKE THE SCALE.
FINISHERS DISSATISFIED WITH THE
Claim That It Means a Cnt or 25 Instead of
10 Per Cent In Their Wages A General
Sleeting to; De Called They May Have
Tne scale question is not altogether set
tled yet. There is some dissatisfaction
among the men as well as the manufactur
ers. The finishers are not all pleased with
the result of the conference, and question
the authority of the committee to make the
concession granted. They claim that the
reduction is more radical than is generally
understood, and that the representation of
the finishers on the conference committee
was not what it should have been.
Meetings were held yesterday afternoon
by the lodges composed of the men work
ing in the Clinton, Painter, Oliver's Tenth
and Fifteenth street mills and Jones &
Laughlins' milt The situation was dis
cussed, but no action was taken. It was
thought best to proceed carefully and not
do anything without first "lully con
sidering the move. The meeting ad
journed to meet with all of the South
side lodges this afternoon at 2 o'clock
to prepare for a general meeting of the dis
trict in the evening at which the subject
will be discussed and the feeling of every
man obtained before any more action is
taken. Not a few of the men were ready to
go to work yesterday morning, bnt the in
telligence imparted by the Conference Com
mittee that the scale agreed upon was not
only a general reduction of 10 per cent, but
also took 50 cents off billets changed their
determination and they returned home.
Wouldn't Go to Work at Painter's.
J. Painter Sons Company were all in
order to commence rolling this morning but
their men would not return to work. They
will again attempt to start up Monday.
Phillips, Nimick & Co, expect to commence
operations Monday but one of the members
ot the firm said he did not expect one-half
the men to turn out A. M. Byers & Co.
will also endeavor to resume Monday.
The Conference Committee which met
with the manufacturers is composed of ex
President M. M. Garland, Treasurer Ed.
Keil, President "William Weihe, P. Mc
Evoy, J. Sheenan, H. Hocking, T. Mansell,
B. laden. George Markell, John Carev.
George Gassaman, Solomon Jones, Thomas
Jones, Chapman, Ed Boderick,
.Movaoranu Joun-fcjnott. ut these men only
Chapman and Jones are materially affect
ed by the reduction and Thomas Jones
and Boderick are slightly affected.
'This," said a prominent finisher,
who gave the above information, "is
why we claim that the representation
wehad on the committee was not ricrht. It
is not natural that a man would come out in"
a meeting and propose a reduction in his
own wages. A reduction had to be made,
however, for a compromise, and the minority
certainly got worsted. Our committee had
no authority to make any concessions what
ever. They were sent there with a scale,
and that is the only thing they had au
thority to sign.
Greeted by an Unpleasant Surprise.
"You can imagine our surprise when the
morning's paper Drought the uews that the
scale had been signed and a general reduc
tion of 10 per cent had been made in the
finishing department. The men took this
because they thought thev had to, and, al
though there was a deal of dissatisfaction
expressed, the men would have gone t6
work. The soreheads would have soon been
brought into line. Of course we had to
depend upon the newspapers for our infor
mation, tor it could hardly be expected of
the Conference Committee to go around and
notify everyone what had been done.
When the committee did go on the streets
it was then discovered that the scale
agreed upon did not only mean a general re
duction of 10 per cent, but it also took 50
cents off all billets under 1 inch. This
was more than the men conld
stand, and those who had deter
mined to go to work, when this
fact was made known, returned to their
homes. -The reduction is not 10 per cent
but amounts to about 25 per cent You can
now appreciate why .we protest When we
make a round, or common bar iron, we
get ?2 90, which is the base price. Now
take 50 cents off for the billet, then take
10 per cent off the balance for the general
reduction made and you will find that it
amounts to a 25 per cent decrease in the
finishers' wage scale. As nearly as I can
remember, 18 years ago when as a boy I
started' at a mill, the output was
from 18,000 to 20,000 pounds daily
and the heater made about $110
every two week?. Now the production
averages 25,000 pounds and it keeps a heater
scratching to make from $80 to $85 in" two
weeks. You cari see that our production
has greatly increased, while our wages have
now the Pnddlers Stand.
"Now, take the puddlers. As long as I
can remember the greatest number of
pounds produced in one heat was 500,
and it has" only been in the last two years
vuHfc it una uceu mcreaseu to oov pounds.
The puddlers are certainly killing them
selves, lor they are widening the differ
ence between the price of steel billets and
muck iron to such an extent that the pro
duction of iron will be very limited."
A member of the Conference Committee,
whose name is in the hands of The Dis
patch, but who does not wish his name
used, said to a reporter: "There is no
doubt a great deal of dissatisfac
tion among the finishers. The rep
resentation they had in the" commit
tee was not 'as lull as it might
have been hut the puddlers have always
been the strongest class numerically in the
Amalgamated Association 'and it is only a
question of the survival of the fittest The
men most affected by the scale are those in
the 7, 8 and 9 inch mills: the 10-inch mills
are affected only slightly on their
smallest orders. There are generally more
guide mills operated in mills than any
other kind. A member of our committee
has figured out that a roller's average day's
work has amounted to $28 50, of which one
half goes to the rougher. This would leave
fit 25, which would be distributed as fol
lows: Difference! In the New Scale.
According to the new scale, 2.25 being
half of the 50 cents off billets for nine tons,
this output being represented in f28 50:
then the general 10.7 reduction 'would
amount to fl 20, and the pay for the crew
to $6 75, leaving a balance ior the roller
himtelf of $4 05 for the day's
work, according to the new scale.
We will have a meeting to-raorrow
in the afternoon of all the Southslde lodzes.
We will simply arrange the details to facili
tate the actions of the larger meeting, to be
Jhtld la the evening of ifthe lodges in. theXBOTT'SDlsvATcH.
PITTSBURG SATURDAY. AUGUST 13. 1892-TWELVE PAGES.
district We will discuss the matter folly
then. It is my opinion that the men will not
go back and work at the scale as agreed
A puddler said to a Dispatch reporter:
"I hars worked in mills as puddler in
everv country nearly, in the world. Take a
mill of 15 years ago and compare it with a
mill of to-day and you will not find three
improvements in the methods of working.
Good Iron is superior to steel and should de
mand a higher price. Any extra number of
pounds put in a heat makes the work of a
puddler the more laborious."
MUST ACCEPT THE SCALE.
A Committeeman Says They Did the Best
President Weihe, of the Amalgamated
Association, was seen at an early hour this
morning. When questioned concerning the
stand taken by the workmen in the finish
ing departments he said he did not care to
discuss the matter.
One prominent official of the Amalga
mated Association said: "The Conference
Committee did the best they could under
the circumstances and all workmen should
appreciate that fact without making any
further trouble. There are always some
kickers in every organization. These men
who are raising the disturbance now would
make trouble if they were advanced. The
scale having been agreed upon, the members
of the association will certainly have .to go
to work. This is imperative. If they do
not take their positions when the mills start
their places will be declared open and any
Amalgamated man can apply for the vacan
TRUE LOVE TRIUMPHS.
A St. on!s Man Wins m Bride After Many
Difficulties The Tonne; Lady's Uncle
Throws All Sorts of Obstacles in the
St. Louis, Aug. 12. SpeeaU Charles
A. Lewis was married to Miss Lily 3?. Bnel
to-day after overcoming more difficulties
than usually fall in the way of a lover. He
tells the following story: "My wife's
uncle is Paul Buel. He is now a resident
of Qulncy, HI. He and her mother, Mrs.
Carolina George, have been opposed
to our marriage and tried to pevent
it A week ago last Sunday she
was1 on her way to" see me from
a friend's residence in the West End, where
she had been staying, on Lucas avenue. Mr.
Buel met her, put something over her head,
chloroformed her, and then took her to a
residence on South Jefferson avenue. She
did not recover from the chloroform until
the following Thursday, but in the mean
time she had contrived to send me two let
ters, asking me to come to her assistance.
But she couldn't learn the number of the
house in which she was kept, so she could
only say that it Was near the Saxon Semi
nary. "It took me a little while to find the Saxon
Seminary, and in the meantime she was
spirited away. Last Thursday week Mr.
Buel had her hair dyed and goggles placed
on her eyes, to disguise her, and then he
placed her in a carriage and took her to
Bedbud, 111., 30 miles from here. He was
afraid to go with her, because I watched that
point for five days. She could not get any
letters sent to me from Bedbud, but she
made her escape last Monday and came here
"I placed her in a private room by her
self, and prepared for an earlv marriage,
but to-day I saw that the pofice were in
search of her, and I decided to marry her
at once. My brother planned to have the
license issued at his place, to escape the
vigilance of the police, but the plan
Mr. Bert lrfiiraily-iecnred- the consent or
the girl's mother, and the ceremony wa
RAILROAD ROBBERS '
Enn Down by Detectives and Arrests to Be
Columbus, O., Ang. 12. Special There
is considerable gossip in railroad circles to
night over developments to the effect that a
systematic line of stealing has been in prog
ress in the freight department of the Big
Pour Bailroad for the past three or
four months. The headquarters of
the company are at Cincinnati,
and but little in the way of facts can be se
cured at this point The local agent, C. P.
Evans, has been called to Cincinnati, and
the Superintendent of the Cleveland di
vision is also in that division. It is gleaned
that the stealing has been principally on
the Columbus and Cincinnati division, and
has consisted in the stealing of merchandise
of various kinds on an extensive scale, with
fence attachments, so that the goods could
The detectives who haVe been at work on
the case have made their report to General
Manager Ramsey at Cincinnati, and the in
formation is that a number of arrests are to
follow, probably to-morrow, and that some
quite large fish will be caught.
Much Surprised to Find That His Letter In
King's Behalf Was Published.
Btjzzabd's Bat, Mass., Aug. 12. Mr.
Cleveland was to-night shown his published
letter of July 27, written to Mrs. E. K.
White, a niece of Colonel H. Clay King.
The letter was a personal one, and Mr.
Cleveland was very much surprised to find
that it was being published broadcast and
that it had been filed among other docu
ments with Governor Buchanan.
Mr. Cleveland does not deny writing the
letter. The letter received from Mrs. White
was a very pathetic one and certainly de
served an answer. Mr. Cleveland reiterates
his statement that he "ought not to inter
fere by applying to the Governor for a miti
gation of the sentence." Mrs. White's let
ter, which stated the physical condition of
her uncle and the circumstances, led Mr.
Cleveland to tender his sympathy for her,
with the earnest hope that an execution of
the death sentence might be avoided.
THIRTY RAVING MANIACS
Made So by the Bites of a Mad Wolf Enn
nine Loose in Poland.
London, Aug. 13. Twenty adults, ten
children and numerous animals were re
cently bitten by a mad wolf at Lodz, Po
land, and .all are now raving mad and be
yond recovery. Their howlings are terrible
in the extreme.
An Imposing Naval Kevlew Expected.
"Washington, Ang. 12. Under the act
of Congress authorizing the "President to
invite foreign naval powers to participate
in the naval review to be held in New York
harbor, next April, the State Department
has issued invitations, in the name of the
President, to the naval powers of the world.
The Navy Department will soon take up
the plan and scope of the proposed review,
and begin preparations to make the rendez
vous the most imposing the country has
Extradited for a Pennsylvania Mnrder.
Montreal, Aug. 12. Judge Dugas ren
dered judgment to-day ordering extradition
of the fwo Hebrews, Blank and Bosenweig,
arrested tor she murder of Jake Marks in
Towanda, Pa. The prisoners will be kept
in jail here for 15 days, during whloh time
they are at liberty to appeal for writ of
THE Midnight tinn aa s
tlnei aa It it lfniin-
party of Pltts
MURDER AND PlCYl
A True South Sea Story of
the Horrible Work of
THEY SEIZE A SCH00NEB,
Killing the Captain and Bis Mate
and Giving Their Bodies
TO THE SHARKS FOE A BIG MEAL
Heartless Conduct of the Tiro
Wails Their Victims
DIE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO CET OUT
CBrzciAL TELSOEAM TO TUB DISFATCB.l
San Pbakcisco, Aug. 12. Full details
were received to-day by the brig Galilee,
fro Tahiti, of the foulest cases of murder
and piracy known in the ' South,
seas for years. The old California
schooner Dolly J., which served for
years as a pleasure yacht for Bing
Pomare, of Tahiti, was recently sold at the
Sing's death, and christened the Nluloay.
She was fitted out by merchants ot Papeeto
for a cruise among the South Sea
Islands. The vessel was loaded with
goods for trade, and besides there was
$5,000 on board, wherewith to buy copra
and pearl shell. Captain Costella was in
command and the mate was a man named
Boedique; the supercargo, was Willie Gib
son, the cook, a Kanaka from the Island of
Moals, and the remaining four of the crew
The Captain was not well known in
Tahiti, but everybody knew Boedique. He
is a man of splendid attainments,
and can speak. English, French, Ger
man and all the dialects of the
South seas. He has a brother
who has been a trader in the Kingswell
group. Both men are exact counterparts of
Case, the vilkiin in Stevenson's "On the
Beach at Falesa."
Ban Away With a Schooner.
On the night before the vessel was to sail
from Papute she disappeared. The owners
were worried and sent out a gunboat, but
the search was fruitless. Finally they
learned that she was trading in the Permoto
Prom Permoto she went to the Kingswell
group, and there Boedlque's brother was
taken on board as a passenger. Then the
deviltry began. The two brothers de
termined to seize the ship,, cargo
and $5,000 in treasure, and in order
to do so, got Molai, the cook, to help them.
As they were nearing the Marshall group
the cook put poison in the food of the four
men and they died in great agony.
The Boedique brothers stood oyer them,
watched the death struggles of the four
poor devils, and chuckled because there was
no outcry. Molai hid himself in the galley
and thebrothers , proceeded- tOgfinish. the.
Corpses Fed to the Sharks.
Captain Castella and Supercargo Gibson
were sitting in the cabin eating their din
ner. Mate Boedique entered the room,
his brother following. The mate
walked up to the captain and his
brother to the supercargo. Like
clockwork two pistols were drawn, two shots
sounded like one, and the brains of the
captain and supercargo mingled on the din
ner table. The mess was cleared awav and
the brothers ate dinner while the cook
steered the ship.
After dinner the six bodies were thrown
overboard, and the Boediques seemed to
enjoy watching .the sharks making
their dinner off the dead men. Sev
eral inlands were touched at, and
on all of them the three men had ,a good
time Money was no object, and they had
the best of everything. They returned to
the Kingswell group, and while on drunken
debauch the brothers and-Molai had a quar
rel. The FJrate Brothers Placea In Irons.
Molai, after being refused money, went
on board a Spanish man-of-war in the
harbor, told his tale, and before long the
brothers were in irons and a crew
from the man-of-war was in charge.
On board were found $3,000 in
cash, ou tons oi copra, and one
ton of pearl shell, so that the men must
have spent $2,000 in about three weeks.
When the Galilee left Tahiti the schooner
was on her way to Papute, and the next
vessel that gets in from there will tell the
fate of the brothers.
The Boedique brothers, it was ascer
tained to-night, are escaped convicts from
New Calidonia, They gained their liberty
at Noumea, about two years ago,
and reached Australia in a small
boat Prom Australia they went to
Cape Colony, then to the Sandwich Islands,
and finally to Tahiti. They are men of fine
education, but hardened desperadoes, who
have probably committed similar crimes to
the butchery with which they are now
HDCKLEBEBRT HILL an Its Battle
snakes by Ed Mott In THE DISPATCH to
morrow. 07 A FAK-EEACHIHQ JJATTJKE
Is the Eight-Hour Law Passed at lhe Last
Session or Congress.
Washington, Aug. 12, Solicitor Gen
eral Aldrich, of the Department of Justice,
is preparing an opinion in regard to the ap
plication of the provisions of the eight-hour
law passed, at the last session of Congress
to the public service in all the executive
departments, but more especially with
reference to the construction of public
works under contracts with private firms,
such as the building of naval and other ves
sels, and the construction and repair of
public buildings of all classes.
There is scarcely any department of the
Government that is not affected in some de
gree by this labor law, and action will be
suspended in all cases where doubt exists
as to its applicability, until after the law
has been construed by the Solicitor General.
The opinion will be rendered next week.
Bids for the lnman Greyhounds.
Philadelphia, Aug. 12. Clement A
Griscom, President of the International
Navigation Company, is a passenger on the
City of New York, which is expected to
arrive from Europe to-day. It is thought
that upon Mr. Griscom's return the con
tracts -vf ill be awarded for building the two
new ocean greyhounds of the lnman line,
and It is generally conceded that Will
iam Cramp & Soni will ba the sacoeuful
SECRETARY 07 I l tjLST 11
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'" ""JJ' -s-
WEIHE AND O'DOfflELL
Being Boomed for Congress and the
THE MISSION 0P A PITTSBURG MAN
Divined by the Politicians Around
BOURKE COCKEIN TO SPEAK HERE SOON
grECIAL TXLEQBiM TO TOE DISPATCH. 1
NEtv Yobk, Aug. 12 One of the most
interesting stories heard to-day at Chairman
Carter's bureau was thatT. J. Keenan, Jr.,
of Pittsburg, had come to town on an im
portant mission. Keenan is personally a
Democrat, and yet he is the head of a Re
publican newspaper. He is here in New
York in his individual capacity.
It was asserted by the Republicans that
Keenan is to be joined here on Tuesday by
W. J. Brennen, Chairman oi the Alle
gheny Democratic County Committee, and
counsel for the Amalgamated Association
of Iron and Steel Workers, and James M.
Guffey, the Pennsylvania Democrat who
has not always been in accord with Chair
This delegation, it was said by the Re
publicans at Mr. Carter's "bureau, would
make it their principal business to request
.Representatives v. uonrte uoccrau to
open the Democratic campaign in Western
Pennsylvania, where William Weihe, Pres
ident of the Amalgamated Association, is to
be nominated for Congress against John
Dalzell, the tariff war horse in the Key
A further announcement by the Republi
cans at National Headquarters was that
Editor Keenan, Mr. Brennen and Mr.
Guffey laid to-day before Mr. Harrity a
programme by which Hugh O'Donnell is to
be nominated by the Democrats for the
A Retort to a Story or Last Week.
This is a sort of Bepublican retort to the
story current when O'Donnell was here
last, that he was negotiating some deal
with the Bepublican National Committee
through John E. Millhollahd.
The announcement that Judge Walter Q.
Gresham, of Indiana, was to speak for the
candidates of the third party, General
"Weaver and his associates, was not pleas
antly received at the Bepublican National
Chairman Carter at last gathered around
him enough of the Execntive Committee to
hold a meeting. It lasted four hours. The
most significant result of the meeting was
the announcement that there is no lack of
money and a number of spellbinders
are awaiting opportunities to orate.
The Executive Committeemen were in
formed that the party machinery
in all the States has been got in order.
Some of the visitors at headquarters beside
Whitelaw Beid were Senator Hiscock ami
ex-Senator Warner Miller. These gentle
men also called at Chairman Hackett's
State Bepublican bureau, iu the Plfth
Hon. Whitelaw Beid is to depart on Mon
day for the West He will first visit his
aged mother at Xenla, O., and will after
ward, on August 18, formally open the cam
paign at the convention of the State League
of Bepublican Clubs at Springfield, lit
Cockran's Services nt His Party's Call.
Representative W. Bourke Cockran, whose
speech at Chicago will be memorable in
Democratic history, Senator John G. Car
lisle and Senator Ransom were the three
most distinguished visitors at Hon.
William Prank Harrity's Democratic
National camp, at 139 Fifth avenue,
to-day. Mr. Cockran called to say
that he was at the service ot the National
Committee to speak whenever and wher
ever it desired. He added that he ex
pected to take the stump early in Septem
ber. Senator Carlisle was on his way to
Boston on committee duty.
Chairman P. M. Simmons, of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee of North
Carolina, is in the city endeavoring to ar
range for a visit by Mr. Stevenson to North
Carolina, his native State, during the latter
part of August or early in September. Mr.
Simmons also hopes to induce Mr. Cleve
land to'visit North Carolina at that tltn&
Died In a Chair Car.
DECATUB, III., Aug. 12. Mrs. Cathe
rine Grave, of Danville, III., died in a
Wabash chair car to-day just as the train
was pulling into Decatur. She started
from New Salem, 111., this morning. She
was ill then and was going home to die, but
it was thought she could live severaldays.
The corpse was taken on to Danville in the
chair car, which was nearly filled with
Dnly on Convict-Made Goods.
Washington, Aug. 12. The Treasury
Department has denied the application of
Bev. George P. Pentecost, of Brooklyn, for
the free admission of certain "durnes" (In
dian cotton carpets), woven to fill the
rooms of his house at Northfield, Mass., for
the reason that they are the products of
convict labor, having been made in one of
the prisons of India.
Streator's Dismissal Asked For.
Habbisbueg, Aug. 12. Governor Pat
tison has received a petition from citizens
of Nanticoke, asking the dismissal of
Colonel Streator on Mcount of the lams
BLACK DIPHTHERIA RAGING.
Consternation at McKeeiporr, TTher an
Entire Family Threatens to Be Anni
hilated A Bit. Pleasant Household as
Badly Afflicted Milk to Be Inspected.
McKEESPOET, Aug. 12. Speaall
Black diphtheria is raging here and the city
is in a state of consternation. The Board
of Health is putting forth every effort to
stamp out the disease. It threatens to com
pletely wipe out the family of W. S. Eob
inson, all of its members being prostrated.
Several deaths in the city have been re
ported. The cases to-day were reported by
Dr. W. B. Taylor, of the Board of Health,
and immediately the board posted a notice
quarantining the infected premises.
To-day the board inaugurated the system
of inspecting milk. Six sample bottles
were taken from the different dairymen by
the health officer and presented' to the
society, who will have them inspected.
The fatal attack of the disease on the fam
ily of Joseph D. Montgomery, near West
Newton, is a matter of general comment
One son has already died In the Mercy Hos
pital, Pittsburg; Prank, aged 13, died one
week from yesterday; Maggie died last
Monday night The four remaining sons,
Nathan, Joseph, Adam and Finley, were
sent to the Mercy Hospital. Miss Lizzie
McGrew, a neighbor who nursed the fam
ily all through their troubles in a spirit of
charity, is atso prostrated.
Mr. Montgomery is down with the dis
ease, and is said to have sent to "West New
ton for lots in the cemetery, saying, "the
last of this week we will all be dead."
I Nathan, the
oldest son, died at the hos
pital yesterday afternoon, and while his
funeral was in progress Findley, aged 17
years, died at the hospital. A very strange
feature is that the Robinson family and the
Montgomerys are cousins.
FLED AND FAILED.
Crooked Acts of a Partner Wrecks a Boston,
Boston, Aug. 12. Gilman, Cheney &
Co., flour and grain commission merchants,
assigned to-day to C. P. Searle. Bumor
places the liabilities at $150,000, but
Mr. Searle thinks they will be
less than that The assets are not
stated. The failure is said to be due to the
absconding of the senior member of the
firm, J. E. Gilman. T. N. Cheney, the
junior partner of the firm, is also the treas
urer of the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Gilman was appointed executor of the
estate of W. P. Walker, who at the time of
his death controlled the bean trade of Bos
ton. Walker left a fortune of ?150,000.
Gilman has not yet filed in the probate
court for Suffolk county an inventory of
the Walker estate, neither has he filed any
accounts of money that has come to his
hands or what he has paid out as executor.
It is said that the greater portion of this
estate has been misappropriated by
the absent executor. It is said that
Gilman had control of his father's estate,
which is said to be quite large, and it is
hinted that this is in a muddle. On Au
gust 2 the firm received a letter from Gil
man, dated New York, in which he said
that he was going to Baltimore. Since that
time his whereabouts are unknown.
ON TO AFGHANISTAN.
Bnsslan Troops Moving to the Frontier
and Fomenting tne Rebellion.
Odessa, Aug. 12. Russian troops are
being rapidly moved from Turkestan to
the Afghan frontier. Ishak Khan and his
son Ismail, pretenders to the Afghan
throne, have taken refuge at Samarkand
with 200 adherents. All are receiving hand
some allowances from the Bussian treasury,
and are actively intriguing against the pres
ent ruler of Afghanistan.
A sign of the anti-English feeling in
Bussiais that all Hindoos hare been ordered
to quit Turkestan within six months.
Fresh centers of disturbance have appeared
in Afghan Turkestan, probably due to
emissaries of the Bussian Government ,
TVnthlncton o daily Depleted.
Washington, Ang. 12. At. sunset to
morrow there will be no official head of the
Government in Washington and affairs of
state will be looked after over Sunday by
the officers next in rank. Assistant Secre
tary Soley, in the absence of Secre
tary Tracy, is acting as the head of the Navy
Department, and General Grant presides
over the War Department Secretary Pos
ter, of the State Department, intends spend
ing Sunday at Deer Park, and 'Assistant
Secretary Wharton goes to Tuxedo for
three weeks. Altogether, officially, the
city is well depleted.
Rain Spoils Harrison's FIshlag.
Loon Lake, N. Y., Aug. 12. President
Harrison's proposed fishing trip was post
poned to-day on account of rain. He break
fasted rather later than usual and afterward
went to the cottage m an closed carriage.
The President did not take his usual daily
drive, but remained at the cottage with.
Bad Oil Markets Cause a Suicide.
Bradfobd, Aug. 12. Special. Peter
Anderson, an oil producer, cut bis throat
with a pocket knife in a lonely spot in the
woods near Hew city this afternoon, ne
had purchased some oil property a few
years ago, but owing to the depreciation of
values was unable to pay for it and meet
other obligations. He was also in bad
Increased ta 11 moath to Ang. 1,
33,933, or an arerage gala of 100 a '
The Carnegie Officials "Were
"Warned last Tuesday by
the Gotham Agency
TO LOOK TOE AAEONSTAMM.
He Has Been Missing for Several
Days From His Old Haunts.
POLICE DISCREDIT THE STORT,
Eat Pinkertons Thlnlc the Plot Wu Hatched
' ia ITeTr Tort Citj.
CHAIRMAN FBI0K CLOSELY GUARDED
The officials of the Carnegie company
have known for three days that Aaron
stamm, the Anarchist, was headed this way
from New York with the avowed purpose
of killing H. C Prick. They were informed
last Tuesday, but what puzzled them most
is how the story leaked out Mr. Prick
has no fear of the "ugly duckling," but ha
was worried yesterday over the publica
The fact is that the officials of the com
pany received their information and were
warned by a report from Bobert Pinkerton,
Superintendent of the New York Agency.
It was turned over to the general counsel of
the firm, who, by the way, receives all the
inflammatory letters aj well, and he
thought the secret was locked in his safe.
So it was, but somebody leaked in New
York, and somebody else dropped a few re
marks here, and this is how the report was
unearthed. The police in Pittsburg and in
New York are doing all they can to ridicule
the story, and the impression is gaining
ground among those who are posted that it
is a trick of Superintendent Byrnes to throw
Aaror.stamm off the track, and thus lead to
Aaronstamm Was Too Confiding.
It appears that Aaronstamm confided his
secret to a supposed friend, who told it to
the Austrian Vice Consul, and from him it
reached Bob Pinkerton. The supposition
is that the friend was a Pinkerton man and
reported direct to his chief.
Superintendent of Police O'Mara made
light of the whole affair, and claimed he
hadn't heard of Aaronstamm until he read
about him' in The Dispatch yesterday
morning. He thonght it was an idle report,
and if he paid attention to all such stories
be would need more detectives than
policemen to run them down. He
admitted that he had heard the
rumor, but the information did
not come from the New York police de
partment Mr, O'Mara added that he re
ceived a number of letters with no names
signed, pretending to give warnings of at
tempts to be made on the life of Mr. Prick,
but he did not pay any attention to them.
On the other hand, Superintendent Muth,
of Allegheny, says he was notified by the
New York police to look out for Aaron
stamm. He received a telegram last Tues
day, and was greatly surprised to read a
correct description of the fellow given in
The Dispatch yesterday. Since Tuesday
he has had men 'looking for the would-be
assassin in Dntchtown and other parts of
the city haunted by the Anarchists,
The Entire Police Force Hnntlns
Superintendent O'Mara may not think
much of the report, but his force of officers
and detectives have been carrying around
with them since Tuesday a description of
the young villain. They have been keeping
a sharp lookout for him, and it is safe
to sav if he ever puts his foot
inside of the city he will not
escape the bastile. One of the de
tectives saw a man on Pifth avenue yester
day afternoon who answered the description
of the Anarchist He said the fellow was
a "dead ringer" for Aaronstamm and his
heart leaped for joy as be thought he had
the chap so badly wanted. His victim soon
convinced the detective that he was wrong.
He gave a good account of himself and wa3
allowed to go. The suspect was a coal
miner from a town up the Monongahela
and was in the city on business.
It is denied quite freely by police and of
ficials of the company that the offices and
Mr. Prick's home are guarded. Now, this
is the truth. Two detectives from the front
office force have been stationed at the en
trance to the office on Pifth avenue ever
since the shooting occurred. They begin
at 9 o'clock, and stay on watch until 6 in the'
evening. Detective McTighe has been de
tailed as a bodyguard for Mr. Prick since he
returned to work. He has been seen riding
on the same car with the Chairman to and
from his home, always keeping his eye on
his wealthy charge. He did this last night
and will continue to do so for some time to
Frlck Doesn't Like a Guard.
Mr. Prick dislikes being closely watched,
but his friends insist that such a guard is
necessary, i Two policemen from the Sec
ond district have also been guarding the
home night and day since Berkman fired the
shots. They were instructed to keep away
In addition after Aaronstamm was heard
of, from two to three coal and iron police
men were placed inside of the office on the
second floor. One of them sits in a big
chair at the head of the stairs, apparently
taking life very easy, but nobody enten
Mr. Prick's office without passing under his
searching scrutiny: The detectives at the
entrance are equally vigilant, and anyone
the least bit suspicious-looking is stopped.
Several persons were held yesterday, but
they soon satisfied the officers that they had
business in the building.
Aaronstamm hasn't shown up In Pitts,
burg so lax as the police know, and Mr.
Frick is so carefully guarded that neither
he nor any other assassin could come near
him without encountering a detective.
The Chairman is guarded night and day.
It is needless fo add that Mr. Prick has no
fears for his life. He insists that the
precautions taken are unnecessary.
Flnkerton Men Hard at Wort.
- The Pinkertons have ten men employed
here. -They spend their time between
Homestead and Pittsburg. They are col
lecting evidence and watching for danger,
ous people. These detectives report dailr
to the lawyers. Tho firm is receiving all
kinds of inflammatory letters that are very
tiresome. They are handed to P. O. Knox;
he glances at them, smiles as he feels like)
it, and then the office boy bums them.
Secretary Lovejoy laughed at the story.
He said: "While I believe Aaronstamm,
may have left New York, I do not think ho
is in Pittsburg. If he is here the police
will get him. We are not worrying abont
the lellow or his Intentions. 'No extra
precautions have been taken. Of course
common prudence would tell us that some
guards are required." '
The following telegram was received
from New York last evening: "Young
Aronstamm, the Bussian who is a nephew
of a Harlem druggist, and who was an asso
ciate in this city of Berkman, the assassin
of Mr. Prick, disappeared from his haunts
here a couple of weeks ago, according to
Foreman Kramer, of John Most's publica
tion office, to whom Herr Most referred in
quirers, A story was published to-day