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FORTY SEVENTH YEAR
of tlie Sworn Confession
of Patrick-Gallagher, the
Cook, "Who Says
HE PUT THE POISON
IN THE MEN'S COFEEE.
Swears He Beceived the Drug and
His Pay From a Prominent
Official of the E. of L
A PINKERTON DETECTIVE
BACKS DP THE STORY.
Eeattj Making a Vigorous right Against
Teine Brought Back to Pitts
burg From I ouisville.
The Eaais for the Charges of Whole
sale Poisoning Made Public for the
First Time Several Persons Impli
cated A Pinkerton Swears He Over
heard the Conspirators Demanding:
Their Reward for the Work They Had
Done Croton Oil Considered Too
Dangerous and a Milder Drug Sub
stitutedA Great Legal Battle Being
Fought in the Kentucky Courts for
Beatty's Possession It Will Be De
cided To-Day He Gives Out an Inter
view and Ask3 About Dempsey The
Governor Grants Requisition Papers.
Governor Brown, of Kentucky, yesterday
granted requisition papers for Bobert J.
Beatty, under arrest in Louisville. The
charge of poisoning non-union workmen at
Homestead, upon which Beatty was ar
rested, is based upon the sworn confession
of Patrick Gallagher, a cook in Carnegie's
No. 1 restaurant in the Homestead mills.
Gallagher in his statement, sworn to be
fore Alderman McMasters, alleges that he
received the poison from Deputy Master
"Workman of District No. 3, K. ofL. Gal
lagher admits accepting pay for the work,
having received in ail $51 85.
Gallagher, who is still in Pittsbnrg, has
endeavored so far as possible to keep oat of
the way of interviewers. He has beea -passably
The Confession of Patrick Gallagher.
The sworn confession of Patrick Gal
lagher, as sworn before and recorded by
Alderman McMasters, is as follows:
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs.
Bobert Beatty. Cliaree- Felonious assault
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of
Allegheny, S S.:
Personally, before tlio undersigned au
thority, came Patrick Gallagher, who, being
duly sworn according to law, deposes and
I am 35 years of age and upwards and re
side in the City of Allegheny, Allegheny
county I was born in the City of Pitts
burg, Allegheny connty, and have lived in
said county all my life.
For the last Ave or six years my occu
pation has been that of cook in restaurants
in the citv or Pittsburg. On the 30th day of
August, 1892, 1 was employed bythe Carnegie
Eteel Company, Limited, as a cook in one of
their restaurants at the works and on the
property of the Carnegie Steel Company,
Limited, in Mifilln township, Allegheny
county, said restaurant being known as No.
L in which I was employed about 25 days. I
returned to work at the works or the Car
negie Steel Company, Limited, as aforesaid,
on the 1st day of October, 1S92, and remained
there 18 days, and during these IS days
worked as cook in the restaurant known as
No 6, on the property of the Carnegie Steel
Company Limited, in Jiifflin township, as
aforesaid. I lelt the service of the said com
pany because the restaurant in which I
cooked was abandoned or closed.
A Suggestion From Beatty.
On some day between the 21st and 24th of
August, 1892, Bobert Beatty, against whom I
am informed two informations have been
made for felonious assault, -spoko to me in
the city or Pittsburg on the subject of put
ting something In the tea or coffee made bv
me for the workmen employed in the
said Carnegie Steel Company, Limited,
works in Mifflin township, as aforesaid.
which would have the effect of making per
sons who drank the tea or coffee in which it
was placed sick and weak, and render tbeiii
unable to work.
Tnat on the following day after my first
Interview with said Beatty he took me in
company with one J. H. Davidson to see one
II. F. DemDsey. who I am Informed and be
lieve is the Master Workman of District
Asembly No. 3, Knights of Labor, whose
office Is in the city of Pittsburg at No. 66
Third avenue, and there informed me that
said Dempsey was the man who would fur
nish me with the stuff I was to pat in the
tea or coffee of the men employed in the
works of the Carnegie Steel Company,
Limited, in Mifflin township aforesaid.
That the said Beatty suggested in the pres
ence of the said Dempsey that croton oil
should be used, but this was objected to by
Mr. Davidson who said it was dunzerou s to
use unless a man was experienced in the
uo of it: and thereupon the affiant and
Davidson declined to have anything to do
with the project, irit
In olred Danger to Human Life.
Affiant was told to come bacK to the office
of said Dempsey every day or two until he.
jiempsor, could got the stuff for us to be
used for the purpose before given. That
subsequently about the 7th or 8th day of
September, 1S92, affiant received from said
Dempsey personally a bottle containing a
yellow powder whloh Dempsey informed
nffiant contained three doses, one or which
w ould be sufficient for a pot of tea or coffee
containing 30 gallons. That subsequently
hfflant tut the three powders furnished him
In the tea drank by the work
men nt the works of the Carnegie
Steel Company, Limited, in No. 1 restaurant
as moroaid. and afiliant is informed and be
lieves that the result of putting such pow
ders in tea as aloresald, was to make tho
mm who drank of it sickand disordered and
unable to work. That subsequently at divers
times affiant received more powders from
tho fcaia Dempsey, apparently of the same
character as were first furnished, and they
wero used by affiant as directed, and the
lesuit was to make the tnen who drank of
the tea or coffee In which they were plaoed
sick and disordered and unable to work.
That some time in the month of Septem
ber, while afflant was working in No. 1 res
taurant la the works or tlie Carnegie Steel
Company, Limited, in Mifflin township as
aforesaid, the said Bobert Beatty gave
to affiant, In the borough of Homestead,
which is adjacent to said works, and in the
county or Allegheny, on two different oc
casions, three powders, which were in ap
pearance and color like the powders given
affiant by the said H. F. Dempsey. lie
Here Are More Powders for Ton.
That the powders so given affiant by the
said Beatty were used by affiant in No. 1 res
taurant In the works of the Carnegie Steel
Company, Limited, in Mifflin township, as
aforesaid In a manner that he had been
heretofore directed by the said Dempsey to
use them, and many men were made sick
and disordered and so continued, and were
unable to work for a long space of time.
That said Beatty cautioned affiant not
to use more than one powder In
SO gallons or tea or of coffee,
and said that fie powher shonld not be used
more frequently than every second or third
day, and that said powders were to be pat
In the tea or coffee drank by the skilled
workmen, so far as possible. In the employ
of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, as
aforesaid. That on one occasion said Beatty
Informed affiant that he had tried one of the
powders on a dog, and that It had killed the
Affiant believes that the powders so given
htm by the said Dempsey and said Beatty
were injurious to the health or the men who
drank of the tea or coffee in which they
were placed, and be Is informed and be
lieves that wmiam E. Griffiths, who drank
of the tea in which a powder had been
placed by affiant, was made so sick and dis
ordered that his life was despaired of. Af
fiant further says that on one occasion he
was paid by the said Beatty for his services
the sum of $2, and on another occasion was
paid the sum of $1, and was promised by the
said Beatty that he (the affiant)
Would Be Well Recompensed,
for his services in the matter. That tho said
Dempsey has caused to be paid to affiant the
sum of $25 for his services in the same mat
ter, and has approved a bill for tho payment
of the additional sum or $23 85. Affiant is in
formed and believes that the said J. M,
Davidson is now en route to Cincinnati on
the steamer Onward, which port he will ar
rive at on Monday night or Tuesday morn-
lnz, and that he will be present in Louis
ville, Ky., as a witness in any proceedings
that may be instituted on behalf of tho said
Bobert Beatty to secure his release from
(Signed) Patrick Gailaoiieii.
Sworn to and subscriDed before me,
James V. He Masters,
Alderman, and x-Offieio Justice of the
Peace in and for the County of Alleghenv,
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this 10th
day of December, A. D. 1892.
The confession of Gallagher is supple
mented bv an affidavit from Pinkerton De
tective Ford, who swears that he overheard
the conversations detailed by Gallagher.
The affidavit reads:
The Commonwealth or Pennsvlvania ver
sus Bobert Beatty. Charge Felonious as
sault. Commonwealth or Pennsylvania, Connty
of Allegheny, ss:
Personally before the undersigned author
ity came J. H. Ford, who being duly sworn
according to law deposeth and says:
Overheard Several Conversat'ons.
That he is the complainant in the two in
formations made before Alderman James V.
Monasters, or the oity or Pittsbnrg, county
aforesaid, against Bobert Beatty, cuargins
said Beatty with felonious assault, and that
he made said information on information
received from Patrick Gallagher, J. M.
Davidson, William E. Griffiths, and other
information derived from conversa
tions between Bobert Beatty, the de..
fendant, and the Bald Fatrick Gal-'
lagher and J. M. Davidson, which
conversations were overheard by affiant.
That on the first day or December, 1892,
affiant heard Patrick Gallagher and J. M.
Davidson inquire of Bobert Beatty when
they were to be paid for their services in
administering or causing to bo administered
powUers to the woikmcn employed in tho
works of the Carnegie Steel Company, Lim
ited, which are In the township of Mifflin
county aforesaid. That the said Beatty re
plied that He thought Dcmpsoy (mean-
Hugh Dompsev. Master Workman.
District Assembly. K. of L) would settle as
soon as he could, and said that if he
(Dempsey) had the money he would pay
them fori heir services: that it would be all
right as soon as he (Dempsey) received the
money. The said Gallazber and Davidson
found fault with Beatty for not paying
them, or securing to them their nay, for
their services, and said they had worked as
hard for the success of tho locked-out work
men of the Carnegie Steel Company as bad
the leaders of said workmen Lynch, Craw
ford and Dempsey (meaning David Lynch.
and Thomas J. Crawford, of the .Amalgam
ated Association of Iron and Steel Workers,
and H. F. .Dempsey, aforesaid) which the
said Beatty admitted was tine.
Advised the Use of Croton Oil.
That the subject using croton oil on the
workmen or the 'Carnegie Steel Company,
Limited, In Mifflin township aforesaid, was
discussed between the said Gallagher,
Davidson and Beatty, and Beatty declared
that he had advised the giving of croton oil
to the workmen employed by the Carnegie
Steel Company, Limited, in Mifflin township
aforesaid. That on December 4, 1892, affiant
overheardanothcr conversation betwoen the
said Gallagher, the said Davidson, and said
Beatty. in which the said Beatty admitted
that he had given powders like those by
him given to the said Gallagher and said
Davidson, to Tony Gilfoil, after the said
Davidson and said Gallagher hid left the
employ of the Carnegie Steel Company,
Limited, to be used in the same manner by
the said Gilfoil (who was then in the employ
of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, as
a cook) as tho powders had been previously
used by the said Gallagher and Davidson.
Affiant further says, that there aro other
witnesses to the conversation detailed In
the foregoing affidavit, who are not at pres
ent in the city of Pittsburg or in the State
of Pennsylvania; but affiant is informed and
believes that they can and will be present
at any hearing that may be had in the State
of Kentucky in the matter of the extradi
tion of the said Bobert Beatty.
J. H. Fonn.
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
Jakes V. Mo Masters,
Alderman and ex0fficlo Justice or the
Peace in and for County of Allegheny,
Commonwealth or Pennsylvania, this loth
day of Docember, A. D. 1892.
THE REQUISITION GRANTED.
Fat Farrell Gets the Necessary Papers to
Bring Beatty to Pittsburg,
(ritOU A STAFF CORRKSroVDEVT.l
Louisville, Ky., Deo. ia Officer Pat
Farrell returned from Frankfort at 11
o'clock to-night with the requisition papers,
signed by Governor John Young Brown.
Pat found His Excellency waiting for him,
and, after reading the request from Gov
ernor Pattison and the affidavits in the case,
he issued the requisition.
Pat was highly elated over his trip and
said Governor Brown was one of the pleas
antest men be ever met Armed with the
requisition, Captain Breck visited Attorney
Kohn and the pair are confident now that
Beatty will be handed over without much
ceremony by Judge Thompson in the morning-
May Not Be the Man.
The nam James W. Davidson oaly ap
pears once in the city directory, and his ad-
uress ia ni -Banner ney. a dis-j
patch reporter called there last night, bat
he had gone away from home last week. His
wife did not know where he was, but stated
that he had never worked at Homestead to
her knowledge. He worked through the
summer at Aliquippa Grove.
BEATTY IN THE BALANCE.
HIS FAtE TO DE DECIDED TO-DAY IN
A Great Legal Battle for His Possession
The Habeas Corpus Fails Bo Far The
Prisoner Talks and Asks If Dempsey Is
In Pittsburg Yet.
traou a. btaVf corrxspoxdixt.
Louisviivle, Ky., Dec. 13. The fate of
Bobert J. Beatty, wanted by the Carnegie
people on a charge of poisoning non-union
men at Homestead, still hangs in the bal
ance. He has one more chance to-morrow
to show the Louisville courts that he shonld
not be removed for trial from his dearly
beloved Blue Grass region of Kentucky to
Pennsylvania, Captain E. Y. Breck,
Officer Patrick Farrell and H. J. Lindsey,
a representative of the company, are here
prepared to make a fight for his possession,
and Beatty is just as determined to escape
their grasp if possible. The Iron firm
scored first blood to-day when Judge Toner,
. ... l.M rt A... I.. AAI. t ,,.,. (n wa
I lease the prisoneron a habeas corpus until
the other side could be heard.
The prisoner is a man of medium stature
and rather inoffensive and modest in his
manner. He has employed Joseph T.
O'Neal, one of the ablest criminal lawyers
here and a partner of Zach Phelps, the base
ball magnate, and Matt O'Doherty to de
fend him. They. will not give him up with
out a struggle and are determined to make
the company produce in evidence the con
fession of the cooks, which they claim to
have. The iron firm has hired Aaron Kohn
to look after its interests. Beatty tried to
secure him but he missed it by 10 minutes.
The Arguments to Be Used.
Mr. Kohn will argue that the courts here
have no right to inquire into the guilt or
innocence of Beatty, but the question is one
o'f identity and whether he is legally held.
Officer Farrell went to Frankfort this after
noon to have Governor Pattison's requisi
tion papers indorsed by Governor Brown.
Mr. Kohn insists that the warrant
of Governor Brown will be sufficient to
take the prisoner back to the Keystone
State, provided the Conrt is satisfied that
Beatty is the man wanted. Mr. Kohn does
not believe that Judge Thompson, of the
Citv Court, will ask him to furnish the
affidavits of fact that the publio is so
anxious to peruse. Captain Breck is watch
ing the proceedings on the outside. He is
confident to-night that he won', have to
give up the much beloved confessions so
Beatty was seen by The Dispatch cor
respondent in the county jail this afternoon.
A closely woven wire net and a stout row
of bars separated him from the reporter.
In the dim light and looking through the
obstruction it was difficult to hear or see
him. He appeared to be a little nervous
and paid no attention to the crowd of pris
oners that gathered around to hear his
story. He said he was glad to see some
body from Pittsburg and asked particularly
if District Master Workman Dempsey, of
the K. of L., was in the Smokv Citv. Mr.
Beatty is a member ot the organization and
is relying on the order to help him.
Does Not Know Why He Is Held.
"I don't know," he continued, "why I
am held here as a prisoner. I can't under
stand the nature of the charge brought
against me and on what it is based. If the
Carnegie Company has confessions of cooks
implicating me, why don't they produce
the evidence and give me a chance to de
fend myselC This prosecution ia persecu
tion. Because I have been trying to col
lect evidence and secure witnesses for
the defense of Homestead men,
as well as gather what money
I could for them, the company
take this means of stopping me in
my work. My opinion is that the affidavits
are made by Pinkertons and this is why
they are withheld. It would weaken their
case, for Pinkerton evidence wouldn't have
much weight in Pittsburg or Louisville.
If detectives have not made the alleged
confessions then it is -done by people em
ployed bv the companv. I am a citizen of
Kentucky and I don't think the Judge will
allow them to take me out ot the State
without showing some evidence against me
at least. I worked in Homestead previous
to the strike, but I have not been inside ot
the mill since July 1."
"Do yon know Patrick Gallagher, against
whom an information was also made?"
Beatty Knew Fatrick Gallagher.
"Yes, I knew him. He was one of the
cooks for the .Homestead mill. I under
stand the firm's intention is to drag in
officials of the K. of L. lam a member of
that organization, and I can say it had
nothing to do with the Homestead strike
except to give sympathy and aid to the
Beatty had not heard all the stories cir
culated about him in connection with the
poisoning charge and listened attentively
as he was told that it was reported he tried
to hire two men in Pittsburg to assist him
and remarked he was getting $5,000 lrom
certain labor organizations for his work:
that the men took his proposition
under advisement but becoming
frightened revealed the plot to
H. C Frick. Beatty denied most
emphatically this story in toto. .He said
he never spoke to two Pittsburgers about
such a scheme and the report was a fabrica
tion from beginning to end. He added that
he was not acquainted with the non-union
cooks except Gallagher. When asked it he
knew ot any witnesses at present in Louis
ville tnat could testily against him, he said
two Pinkertons who had him ar
rested were still in the city, but,
he had no idea what evidence they
could produce. He understood there were
several mysterious strangers in the city that
would be called by the company if it was
necessary, but he didn't know them by
name or otherwise. Beatty could throw no
light on the mystery that has been thrown
around the case by the firm's lawyers and
detectives. He said he had been jugged by
a deputy sheriff who had been his enemy for
vears. He then related his escape on the
His Escape on the Nellie Hudson.
"I was on the boat in Pittsburg," he
said, "going to Louisville, when several
men, Officer Green being one, sent word to
the captain that they wanted to see me
outside. I invited them in, but thev re
fused to come. This made me suspicious,
for their conduct was queer. When they
found I wouldn't come off the boat, they
declared themselves, and said they had a
warrant for my 'arrest The captain and
crew then said tnat only the authority of a
United States Marshal Would be recognized
on the steamboat The CaDtain added if they
could produce a deputy marshal before the
boat left they could take me, but not before
Thereupon, two men pretending to be mar
shals entered the steamboat to search for
me. I was on-board at the time, but they
failed to find me. Then for safety I took
to a skill and caught the boat further down
the river. The Pinkertons threatened the
captain with arrest, but he laughed at them.
He said he knew the law governing arrests,
on steamboats. So you see it is not true
that I was harbored and that the captain
and crew helped me to escape."
Ucatty as He Appeared in Jail. i
Beattr is & slender man of average height
and wears a taffy-colored mustache. He
-Iked like a -man groping fn the dark and
anxious lor a Uttie more light. He was
PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1892-TWELVE PAGES
dressed fairly well and would pais on the
streets for a frugal workman. He speaks
in quiet tones and without hesitation.
Captain Breck claims Beatty has been
working for Sam Brown for some time
pumping water out of barges at
Brown's station. He tavs him
self he was employed soliciting aid
tor the striking Homesteaders. Captain
Breck denied that he had any witnesses
In Louisville who could implicate Beatty,
but If the Judge insists upon hearing testi
mony he can have several here on very
short notice. The captain Is relying upon
the requisition papers for the pres'ent
Attorney O'Neal said this evening he
would certainly force the company to show
Us hand. He wanted to know what the
Pittsburg people thought of the poisoning
story. He stated that in Louisville it was
regarded as far-fetched and none of Beatty's
friends believed him guilty. He knew
nothing of the case except what he gathered
from his client, who told him last Saturday
that he thought the prosecution was started
to prejudice the publio in the coming
Homestead trials. He holds that the posi
tion of the Commonwealth in withholding
evidence is unjust
How Some People View It
It is believed by some that an attempt is
being made to force Beatty to tell what he
knows about other people. Mr. O'Neal did
not think Judge Thompson would give np
the prisoner on the affidavit and informa
tion of the two Pinkertons. He concluded
by saying that Beatty's wife was shortly to
be ill and he felt sorry for the poor woman.
tier husband is a lull-Hedged citizen ot
Kentucky, and the attorney felt that the
honor of the State would not be sustained
if ber sons weie dragged off to other Com
monwealths for trial unless sufficient cause
was shown. Matt O'Doherty spoke in a
similar strain. Both lawyers arc in a fight
ing mood, and if the Judge gives them a
chance a battle royal will follow.
At the hearing this morning the court
room was crowded with members of
the K. of L. and other workmen
when the habeas corpus proceedings com
menced before Judge Toney in the law and
equity room. The Judge was an hour late
iu arriving, but this did not disturb the
prisoner, who sat with contracted brow
talking with his attorneys. A number of
lawyers mingled in the crowd, and it was
apparent that the case was attracting a
great deal ol attention in Louisville.
Charged With Murder and Conspiracy.
Jailor Bailey said he held the petitioner,
Beatty, on an order from the city court
He had been arrested upon an affidavit
signed by A. F. Esiin charging him with
mnrder and conspiracy to murder. He is
distinctly obarged with being directly im
plicated in the poisoning of the five non
union workmen at Homestead. Mr. Kohn
announced that as an officer was now en
route to Frankfort with a requisition for
Beatty, and as his case had been continued
at his own request until to-morrow, there
was no necessity of trying the matter. Mr.
O'Neal demurred to Mr. Bailey's response,
and Judge Toney announced that he would
hear tlie case. Mr. O'Doherty then pro
ceeded to argue the demurrer, in behalf of
"Beatty. He claimed the prisoner had
been illegally arrested. The warrant
upon which he had been arrested was is
sued by the Clerk of the City Court, when
the statute prescribes that a warrant for a
fugitive who has committed a felony in an
other State shall be issued only by a judi
cial authority. The affidavit, too, upon
which the warrant was issued he claims to
be insufficient, as it merely stated that J.
B. Levell made oath that Beatty was a
fugitive from justice. The latter had been
arrested on December 8, while the affidavit
was not sworn to until December 10.
Mr. Kohn answered him. He claimed
that the question in all habeas corpus pro
ceedings was whether or not the plaintiff
was lawfully held. The question of cullt
or innocence did not enter into the matter.
Sir. O'Doherty Makes a Point '
Mr. O'Doherty had made but one point,
namely that the warrant had not been
legally issued. He disputed that point
and maintained that the Clerk of the City
Court was the only person in the city of
Louisville authorized to issue warrants for
arrest The whole machinery was the
Court and every act emanating" from any
officer of a court was a judicial act Conse
quently Beatty's arrest had been within
the meaning of the statute.
Mr. O'Neal in answering Mr. Kohn held
that the question was not in regard to Mr.
Bailey. Mr. Bailey had only done his duty,
but that the Court had no right to inqnire
into the legality of the processes by jrhich
Beatty had been committed to Mr. Bailey's
care was absurd. He supplemented O Doh
erty's arguments that the warrant had not
been issued by a "judicial authority," and
quoted several cases to support his posi
tion. The warrant had been issued by the
City court Clerk upon "information lur
nished by J. E. Levell," and stated no
facts whatever. Mr. O'Neal quoted many
cases upon the matter, and closed by asking
that the demurrer be sustained.
Judge Toney then cave a brief history of
the habeas corpus. The sole question", he
said, with which a judge had to deal was
whether or not the prisoner was legally
held. He had nothing to do with the ques
tion of guilt or innocence. After Bumming
up the case, Judge Toney decided that the
law was on the side of the Commonwealth,
and overruled the demurrer.
Mr. O'Neal then announced that he wished
to prepare a reply to 'Jailer Bailey's re
spone. Mr. O'Neal filed Beatty's reply to
the jailer's response about noon. Mr.
Kohn announced that he would demur to
it James Isbael.
Dempsey Couldn't Be Seen.
Upon visiting the home of Hugh F.
Dempsey at No. 92 Wylie avenne last night
it was found that he had retired for the
night The man who answered the ring of
the doorbell said that Mr. Dempsey would
see ho one until this morning.
RIVERS TO BE TUNNELED.
The Pennsy's Scheme to Connect New Jer
sey, New York and Brooklyn.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. Austin Cor
bin was here yesterday in conference with
President George B Bobert;, Vice Presi
dent Frank Thompson and Director A. J.
Cassatt, of the Pennsylvania Bailroad, in
regard to his scheme to tunnel the North
river in the city of New York aud the
Bast river and thus connect Brooklyn and
New York. With Mr. Corbin was Charles
Jacobs, the English engineer, who has
been entrusted with the work of making
tne prellpiinary borings and surveys.
It was denied that a company 'to build
the tunnel was already organized, but it
was admitted that Boberts, Thompson and
Cassatt expressed themselves favorably in
relation to the project, and lurther re
quested Mr. Corbin to proceed with the
formation of the tunnel company, which, it
is understood, is to be called the New York,
New Jersey and Eastern Bailroad Com
pany. It is said the tunnel can ba con
structed in four years and its lowest esti
mated cost is $10,000,000.
GAS BARONS SERENE.
They WUI Apply the Screw, and Don't
Care How Many Beturn to Coal.
Beaveb Falls, Dec. 13. Special
The Brldgewater Natural Gas Company,
which supplies the greater part ot the gas
used here and at New Brighton, will make
a stiff advance in their rates on the first of
next .month. It is given out that a grate
fire that now costs 53 per month will be ad
vanced to $5 a month.
The company officials say it is a matter of
indifference-to them how many consumers
return to coal, although they have had
plenty of gas lor the demand thus far this
winter, and hare recently brought in sev
eral wells in their new territory.
TACKLED A TRAIN
Tlie Game Too Larjre for Two
West Virginia' Bandits,
, Used to Crimes of
A MUCH SMALLEB CALIBER.
One Passenger's Plucky Resistance
Costs Him His Life, While
A STRAY BDLLET HITS AN0THEE,
The Conductor Also Grapples With One of
the lien, Whereupon
BOTH EOBBEES TAKE TO THEIR HEELS
rSriCXAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
HmrxixaxcH.', W. Va., Dec 11 For
once train robbers have encountered pas
sengers who were not afraid to defend
their property one of them at the cost of
bis life. The hold-up occurred this morn
ing, shortly after midnight The vestibule
train on the ChesaDeake and Ohio Bailroad
arrived at this station a little after midnight,
At the depot, two men, closely masked
and wearing wigs, boarded her, and as soon
as the tram started they entered the first
passenger coach, one at each entrance, and,
presenting revolvers, demanded the sur
render of all money and valuables. One of
them encountered a German, Henry Eicher,
who showed fieht The masked man shot
him, the ball from a heavy navy revolver
striking him in the face, producing a fatal
Captain Samuel Malheson, of Charleston,
W. Va., the passenger in the next seat,
jumped up and, grappling with the robber,
succeeded in knpeking both revolvers out
of his band. The robber, seeing his disad
vantage, jerked the bell rope and the en
gineer slowed so that he could jump.
The robber in the other end met with re
sistance in Conductor Biggs, who opened fire
on him, and just as his confederate leaped
off the train at one end he got oil the
other. In the darkness both escaped.
One Killed and Two Wounded.
Tlie German died of his injuries at
Charleston this morning. One other passen
ger was wounded painfully in the foot by a
stray ball. One of the robbers was shot in
the shoulder by the conductor, and is
thought to be in hiding hereabouts. Police
are scouring the country, and it is believed
the robbers cannot escape in the long run.
Chesapeake and Ohio special officers,
with others from Wheeling, who are here
on the train robbery case, allege that the
men were members of agang of thieves who
have been operating in a small way among
the residences of this vicinity, and that they
failed to measure up to the requirements of
successfully robbing a train is shown in the
fact that few of the passengers lost any
thing. The officers aro adopting the "still
hunt" policy in workiqg up this case.
A passenger who was "fished" for a few
valuables at the outset of the fracas tells
the story. He says the two men were
greatly dissimilar in appearance and that
there wasas -great a difference in their ages.
Ono of them was a gigantio fellow, more
than six 'feet tall. His hair, whether
natural or not, flowed to his shoulders, and
with his sombrero and general wild West
outfit he looked like a cowboy. His com
panion was a red headed and 'very verdant
looking youth of not more than IS years,
rather shabbily dressed as a roustabout.
Tlie Scuffle With a German Passenger.
Soon after the train cot under headway
these men, standing on the platform of the
first coach, were seen to slip rude cloth
masks over the upper part of their faces,
but before anyone had time to remark the
suspicious performance, they stepped in
the front door of the car "ahead of the
sleeper, and, with pistols drawn, ordered
"all hands up." Tne passenger says the
command was not given in a manner to
command obedience, but the size and ap
parent caliber of the guns they backed it
with were enough. Everyone who heard
them put up his hands, and the younger of
the two men started in to do the fishing.
One of the first men they tackled was a
Mr. Eicher, who was walking in the aisle.
Eicher protested that he had no money and
objected to being "fished" A scuffle fol
lowed, and the conductor, rushing in from
the car in front with a pistol which he had
borrowed, fired on the younger of the two
men. The latter struck the conductor with
his pistol, and then the three men named,
with another man named Drake, had a
rough and tumble fight The other passen
gers made a veritable pandemonium with
their shouts and their wild efforts to get
The Brave Defender Loses His Life.
The man' who first tackled the robber was
gettins rather the best of the argument,
and, with the conductor, woufd ultimately
have captured him, when the big fellow,
with a belt full of "artillery," rushed iu
and, placing the muzzle of a pistol close
against the head of the plucky passenger,
literally blew his brains out. Other shots
were fired, but they were in the melee and
nobody made any fuss until the robbers
were off the train.
After the killing, seeming to recognize
the fact that the game was up, the robbers
retreated to the platform and pulled the
bell-cord for a stop, while they covered the
door to prevent any sally from the car.
When the tram slowed down, the two men
jumped oil and they were not pursued.
It was found that Drake had been shot in
the arm and leg and a passenger named
Fannagan had been wounded in the foot
The body of the dead man was taken otTlho
train at Charleston. An overcoat and a
mask dropped by the iugitive robbers have
been found at the point where they left the
train, but as they got off in a broken coun
try they will be taken with difficulty.
The Fugitives Fire on a Farmer.
Burwell Fargey, who lives within a mile
of where the robbers cot off the train, ws
aroused by noises outside his house that
caused him to go out to investigate. It was
then about 2 o'clock in the morning, and as
Farger stepped outside the door he was
fired upon by two men. He was shot in
the shoulder and his arm was broken. He
ran into the honse, and no attempt was
made to molest him further. As his place
is alone the line of travel the men would
naturally have taken to get into the wild
country about the mouth ot the Green river,
they are supposed to have done the shoot
ing, although there teems to be no reason
for their attack:. The man who relates the
story of the affray says there was no indica
tion that either of the would-be train rob
bers was "winged" In the fight in the car.
It is said to-night that the railroad com
pany announces a reward of t5,000 for the
apprehension of either or both the men Who
tried to hold up the train. No information
can bt had from the officers who have been
working over the ground here.
At 9 o'clock to-night the detectives at
work here on the train robbery case
"pinched" the first man alleged to have
been connected with the train robbery. He
is Burwell Fargey. He is the man who
was shot, as he alleges, in his own doorway
soon after the attack on the train, when be
went out to drive some supposed prowlers
off his eremites. In an Interview here to.
night he details the story with, great peculi-
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arity. He further alleges that when he
sprang back and shut the door another shot
was fired through it
8triklnglyBesemble the Big Fellow.
The appearance of Fargey tallies in al
most every detail with the description of
the taller of the two robbers. Conductor
Zimmerman, who was hit on the head in the
fight in the car, says he got out of the door
again just as the men were getting off and
fired at the big one. He says that while
neither of the robbers were shot in the car,
when he took a shot at the big one from the
car platform the man uttered an exclama
tion and clapped his left hand on his right
shoulder, which is the location of the
wound Fargey says he got in his own door
way. It has been found that several shots were
heard in the direction of Fargey's house
about the time be says he was shot, but the
detectives here insist that Fargey did the
firing to give color to his story. The case
igainst the accused is being made "water
tight." as the officers say. For instance,
he coat found by the Chesapeake and Ohio
watchman near where the men bolted off
the train has a bullet hole in the right
shoulder, and Fargey is unable to produce
any coat. He says he lent his coat to his
father, but he can't fell where his father
This man came here two months ago
from Louisiana, where the officers now
claim he is wanted for murder. He has
been taten back to his place and is now
held there under guard of two officers.
The reason for this move is not given out
The officers are beating ud the coyer care
fully in the vicinity of Fargey's place, as
they insist the o'.her robber is somewhere
in hiding close by the Fargey place.
ARMOUR'S KIND OF RELIGION.
He Says It Has 16 Ounces to tho Pound and
New York, Dec. 13. Special Philip
D. Armour got to town early this evening,
with his Secretary, in excellent humor, und
put up at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel. He is going to Europe
in the Majestic and come back on her re
turn trip. "There is nd significance in my
going abroad," he said. "I simply want a
little rest" He said there was very little
to add to the telegraphed reports of his
$1,500,000 gift to endow and equip the Ar
mour Institute in Chicago.
"The institute has already been turned
over to the trustees," Mr. Armour said,
"and there is a mission attached to it
There is nothing'" sectarian about the
mission. Its religion will be 16 ounces to
the pound, but undenominational. It
matces no difference to me whether its con
verts are baptised in a soup bowl, a pond or
the river. Ot the $75,000 income from the
endowment fund $25,000 goes to the sup
port of the mission.
"The institute will be for manual train
ing and education in the arts and sciences.
It will be modeled after the Pratt Institute,
of Brooklyn. I consulted with George W.
Childs, John C Black and my sons Ogden
and Philip as to the best method of conduct
ing the institute, and acted upon their ad
vice. It will be opened in September.
That's all there is about it."
DOCTORS WERE HIS GAME.
A Medical Graduate Who Cat a Wide Swath
Comes to Grief.
PniLADELrniA, Dec. 13 George D.
Tiffany, a graduate in medicine, who has
been swindling physicians in various parts
of the country by means of forged checks,
was arrested here this evening ou the com
plaint of Dr. J. T. Kent, Dean of
the Post Graduate School of
Homeopathics, for swindling him out of
$115. On December 8, Tiffany called on
Dr. Kent and introduced himself as G. S.
Spencer, and stated he wished to take the
post graduate conrse. In payment for his
matriculation and tuition fee, Tiffany paid
Dr. Kent a check for $115, and received his
tuition card and $15 change In return. The
check was returned to-day as a forgery.
The swindler was arrested while attending
a dinner this evening.
In addition to swindling Dr. Kent,
Tiffany also obtained $32 from another
physician by means of a forged check. A
receipt in the name of S. G. Some for 165
for matriculation and tuition fees in the
College of Physicians and Surseons at
Baltimore was found on him, together with
numerous bogus checks.
A HUGE INSURANCE SCHEME.
The New 84,500,000 Company to Write
No Policy for Less Than 835,000.
YOUNOSTOWK, Dec. ia Special
Prominent iron manufacturers here will be
heavy stockholders in the largest insurance
association in the world, now being organ
ized in New York. The concern will be
known as the, American Fire Insurance
Lloyds, and a meeting will be held in New
York Saturday to perfect an organization.
The Lloyds will be composed of 300 of
the wealthiest men in this country, and
will commence business with cash assets
aggregating $4,500,000. No policy for lesi
than $25,000 will be issued. Thev will re
fuse to Decomo memuers ot any boards, or
to be governed bv them in any way in tho
making of rates. The new orgainzition
will carry all the insurance of the big in
dustrial plants throughout the Mahoning
M'PHEBSON F0H THE CABINET.
The Senator Tells His Friends Ho Is, to
Have the Treasarershlp.
WAsniNOTOH-, Dec. la Special
There is a report in circulation among
Congressmen and other politicians to-night
to the effect that President-elect Cleveland
has selected Senator McPberson, qf New
Jersey, lor the Secretaryship of the Treas
ury. It is said that the Senator is himself the
authority for the report, he having, it is
alleged, so told some of his political
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DR. SMITH MUST, GO.
His Presbytery Votes to Suspend Him From
tho Ministry Until He Alters Ills Views
Outlook for an Appeal A Member's
Views ot Reason.
Cejcinkati, Dec. 13. The Cincinnati
Presbytery, by a vote of 31 to 27, as unoffici
ally reported, has closed the mouth of one of
its brightest scholars until he shall agreejto
renounce his views upon inspiration and
cease to teach them. It was late in the
afternoon when the debate upon the degree
of punishment was ended. To-morrow
morning the Presbytery will meet to ap
prove the record, aud 'to passing sentence
upon the convicted member. The form of
the sentence to be pronounced against Bev.
Dr. Henry P. Smith, is as follows:
Dr. Smith i3 suspended from tno Presby
terian Church until such time as ne shall
make manifest to tho satisfaction of the
Presbytery his renunciation of the errors
ho has been found to hold, and his solemn
purpose no longer to teach or propagate
The acquittal on the first charge and the
closeness of tho vote on the other charges
and on the sentence, are taken as good rea
sons why Prof. Smith should appeal to the
Ohio Synod and the General Assembly; but,
on the other hand, it is said the known
views of the Synod are such that an appeal
would be vain, except as a step toward
reaching the General Assembly. One mem
ber of the Presbytery sald.after the sentence
had been agreed npon:
I cannot foretell tho end of this matter.
Tho good Lord did not see fit to endow us
with this power to reach belter without tne
use of our reason, and I cannot see how the
vote of a Presbytery enn settle questions for
us that we must decide by reason.
Dr. Smith said to-night he does not in
tend to let the matter rest here. He says
he will appeal the case to the Synod, which
meets next September. Meanwhile he will
continue iu his professor's chair at Lane
BLAINE A CATHOLIC.
A Seemingly Well Authenticated Confirm
ation ot a Recent Humor.
HASTFORO, Cohnv Dec. ia The Times
of this evening has the following Washing-
There is very good reason for belioving
that James G. Blaine will within the next
ten days become, if he has not already, a
full-fledged P.oman Catholic. The story was
started 8undayand took on an additional
plausibility this morning. A prominent
woman of society.to whom tho story was told,
volunteered to call at the Blaines. When
she was seen afterward she said: "The
story is true. Mrs. Blaine told me so her
self to-day. She did not say why he had
thus decided at so late a day. I am inclined
to think Cardinal Gibbons performed the
ceremony last night, and that Mr. Blaine is
now of the many who acknowledge the lnfal-
iiDinty or the Pope."
A RED HAT FOR .C0RRIGAN.
His Name Appears in the List of 'ew Car
dinals to He Created.
Bome, Dei. ia Information has been
received from confidential sources that the
Pope intends to raise to the Cardinalate
the following named prelates:
JI(rr. G. It. Meipnan, Archbishop of Tours,
Prance: Jlr. L. B. Cb. Thomas, Archbishop
of Cologne, Germany: liar. D. Kopp, Princo
Bliliop of Breslau: Jlzr. C. Vasary.
Archbishop of Grau and Trimato or
Hunsary; Mirr. Benito Sanzv Foros,
Archbishop of Seville, Snaln: Mtrr.'L. Galim
borte. papal nuncio at Madrid; Mnr. Persico,
fecreiary cu me j'ropagauua; Aiocenni, un
der Secretary of State.
Another Consistory will be held in
March, when It is said the Pope will eive
red hats to Mgr. Stonor, Mgr. Jacobim, the
Archbishop of Bordeaux, and' Archbishop
Corrigan, of New York.
AFTER THE DRUMMERS.
How the Antl-Trnt Lw Operates in Their
St. Joseph, Mo.. Dec ia The Prose
cuting Attorney will begin suit against 43
commercial merchants for violation of the
anti-trust law. The companies have not
complied with tb9 law which re
quires that one of the officers of
any corporate company doing business
in the State make affidavit to the State
on or before August 1, that the company
he is interested in doei not belong to any
pool or combination. The punishment for
violating the law is a forfeiture and a fine
of $100 for each day that has passed since
the Secretary of State mailed the blanks to
be filled out
DOUBLE MURDER IN OHIO.
A Wealthy White Farmer and a Colored
Woman Are the Victims.
Xesia, O., Dec ia A double murder
occurred at Yellow Springs latt night.
George Kooeler, white, and Lou Kris, col
ored, were the victims. They were found
with their heads crushed at the home of the
woman, who was of bad character.
Koogler was a well-to-do farmer with
grown children. The motive of the crime
is yet unknown, though supposed to be
MORE WAGES DROP.
Laborers In the Phoenix Mills Are to
Less Than SI a Day.
Phcenixville, Pa, Dec ia A10 per
cent reduction hat been ordered by the
Phccnix Iron Company in all the mills and
departments of the plant except the pud
dling mill where wages have been reduced
from $3 25 to $3 per ton.
Common laborers will hereafter receive
05 cents instead of $1 02 per day. The
reason given is depression in business.
The Chip on Premier Rlbot's Shoulder.
Pabis. Dec ia Premier Eibot has
decided to make the Boisserin bill a Cab
inet issue and to aetand or fall by the
Chamber's rejection or adoption of the
A Strong Ghost Protest
Against Destroying Dan
Bitter's Old Home.
WILLIAM NE WELL'S STOEY.
He Tells of the Visitations of the
How Many of the Sturdy Mountaineers
Wrestled With tho Intangible Some
thing The Spirit Becomes Furious at
a Sacred Tune and a Physician Waa
Called to Kesuscitate One Victim of
Its Wrath A Queer Story From the
Top of Chestnut Eldge in Whlcn
Many Witnesses Join to Make 16
Stand Results of a Very Careful
ITBOir A ETATT COBBESTOXDITM
Kecksbtjeo, Pa,, Dec 13. William
Newell has abandoned his haunted house.
He has turned the rickety old structure
over to the squatter ghost that has recently
been sharing his home. While the super-
natural phenomena enjoys undisputed pos
session of the old place Mr.Newell.hispretty
wife and prettier boy are reveling in the
luxury of a new home, with a well devel
oped and mighty powerful "spook" as their
nearest neighbor. Mr. Newell's new home
is a modest but comfortable one. He con
structed it with his own hands It stand
within 20 feet of the one just deserted. Mr,'
"Come on, rard. 7he dogs won't bitt."
Newell did not, he says, quit the old place
through fear of the ghost that insisted upon
living with him. In fact he professes to be
rather proud'of the mysterious tenant He
merely separated from the phantom through
an innate sense of duty to his wife and babe,
neither of whom took to the ghost and the
ghost stories with his sublime yet ghoulish
The story of Mr. Newell and the ghost
was printed in The Dispatch on Monday
morning. The publication did not excite
much concern in Mr. Newell's community.
There isn't much of a community
in that particular section to start with and
the people who do live there are kept so
busy chopping out au existence that they
don't have time to pester with papers.
That there is a ghost and that William
Newell's old honse is the goblin's home ia
firmly believed by everybody within 20
miles of the place.
All Share in the Belief.
Men, women and children alike share tha
superstition, and nearly every man on tha
Fight for the Coven.
mountain side is perfectly willing to testify
that be has tafeen his turn at wrestling with
the Invisible force that has made children
of them all. None of them has ever seen
the demon. They only know it is there.
They have held high carnival with it at
midnight They have reveled with the dis
embodied spirit just as they revel in tho
spirits of their own make, and it is hinted
in a quiet way that a liberal supply of the
one is necessary to produce the frightful
presence of the" other. A visit into the
mountains just south of here by the Col
lector of Internal Bevenue might satisfy
the skeptical and relieve those confirmed in
the ghost story.
William Newell's farm of 25 acres, ghost
house and home are, according to Henry .
Bacon, considered the best authority in
these parts, "back in the brush just two
miles from Sol Snyder's, and Sol Snyder it
his daddy-in-law." Sol Snyder's place, by
the way, is on the mountain road on the