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Bock Island Daily Argus
VOL. IL. NO. 217.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1892.
J Single Cop I r, S Cent
i Per Week Utjf Cent .
Clothing House !
in the three cities.
$7.50 to $10 00. for
This lot are nice new suits well worth
what we claim they are.
$5 00 to $7.00 for
Elegant suits for the money.
The place to trade.
Your choice of any $2.53 to
$3.00 suits in the house for
Just the thing.
Tbin Coats and Vests.
$2.50 to $5.00 for
Money saved by trading with as.
Fancy and white Vests
$150 to $1.75 grade for 1.00.
2.00 to 2.50 . " " 1.50
3.00 to 3.50 " " 2.oo
This is a good time to
get a good outfit cheap for
Sax & ice.
Clothing House !
in the three cities.
$13.50 to $16.f 0 for
This lot are best values ever shown.
$7.50 to $9.00 for
Well worth the money.
The place to trade.
Your choice of any $3.50 to
$4 50 suits in. the house for
Boys' Star Shirt Waists.
75c to $1.50 your choice for
Money saved by trading with us
50c grade 25c
75c to 1.00 grade 50c.
Bring this with you and
pet what vnn nppd
Sax & Rice.
Clothing House !
in the three cities
$18.00 to $22.50 for
This lot is good enough for any gentle
man. Come see 'em.
$10.00 to $12.00 for
Nice stylish suits, new this season.
The place to trade.
Your choice of anv tKnn r
io.ov suits in tne House for
The proper caper.
50c to 75c for
Money saved by trading with us.
Madras and flannel shirts
1.00 to 1.25 grade for 75c
1.50 to 1.75 i;00
2.oo to 2.5o " i.50
We are the leaders of
low prices. Come look
through our line
there is something you
Sste & Rice.
ONE DAY OF BLOOD.
Carnegie's Homstead Works
the Scene of Battle.
TEN MEN KNOWN TO HAVE FALLEN
Thirty-Seven Reported Wounded Dur
ing a Fight That Ended Only
with the Close of Duy.
An Attempt by the Company to Land 300
Pinkerton Guards Inside Their
Worki Precipitates the Riot.
The Mob Breaks Into the Works and Fights
the Invaders from the Company's Own Land
Desperate Efforts to Blow Up Two Barges
and Their Human Occupants with Dyna
mite and to Fire Them with Petroleum
The Pinkertons Finslly Surrender and Are
Beaten and Clubbed by the Enraged Mill
Men and Their Wives in Some Cases
Turned Over to Sheriff McCleary at Midnight-Appeals
to the Governor for Troops
Fail to Have Effect Pittsburg
Pittsburg, July 7. Homestead just re
ports that another boatload of Pinkerton
men is on the way to Homestead.
Troops to Go to the Scene.
Philadelphia, July 7. Adjutant Gen
eral Greenland has gone to Harrisburg to
see the governor. He said he did not know
that Philadelphia troops would be sent to
Homestead. "I know nothing about the
situation, but they will hardly be needed.
The western regiments should be sufficient
to cope with the rioters, and as they are
on the eve of encampment they are in ex
cellent condition for service." It is said
that arrangements have been made with
the railroad companies to transport the
troops from this city at a moment's notice.
BLOODY WAR AT HOMESTEAD
and Pinkertons Engage
Pittsiu. ro, July 7. In these dispatches
of July 2 it was reported that the Car
negie company were loading cots on
barges in Allegheny City to send to Home
stead, and the strikers at Homestead
threatended that there would be a bonfire
when the cots arrived. Well, the bonfire
has been duly lighted, and the fire of
musketry has resounded arrong the hills
all of one fateful day, punctuated fre
quently by the boom of cannon also. The
opposing forces were the men from whom
Sheriff Cleary bad to get a pass before he
was permitted inside the property of the
Carnegie company, and who sent his
flkputies back to Pittsburg Tuesday, and
about 800 of the hated Pinkertons on the
Net Results of tbe Turbulence.
It is difficult to discover just what the
result of the day's work yesterday will be.
But as near as can be ascertained there are
bout a dozen men of the Pinkerton force
either killed or wounded three being
dead Of the mill men it is still more dir. '
ficult to write correctly, but it seems that
seven have been killed one probably by a
cannon fired by tbe strikers at the Pinker
ton boat, as his head was blown almost off
and thirty-flve wounded twoorthree proba
bly fatally. The barges with the cots were
burned, and the Pinkerton men who sur
rendered threatened with lynching, al
though the surrender was accompanied
with a pledge of safety to the guards.
The Boats Loads of Fnrnltnre.
Early yesterday morning two barges
containing the cots referred to above and
probably some other furniture required to
provide for men who are fed and housed
where they work, were taken in tow by
the tug Tide at this city and moved up
the river to Homestead. On board tbe
barges were 300 Pinkerton men whose
dutr was to act as watchmen inside of the
Homestead mill nronertv and of course to'
protect as far as they could the furniture
on the barges during its voyage to the
A Matter of Geography.
It should be understood that the high
fence that encloses the whole territory oc
cupied by the Homestead plant comes
down to the river on each side of the
grounds, and projects into the water sev
eral feet. Between these points is asteam
boat landing entirely within the ground
owned by the company, and it was here
that the Tide proposed to and did land
her two barges with their freight and
Pinkerton guards. And it was here that
the battle of Homestead Mills was fought.
The Pickets Gave the Alarm.
It was, it seems, hoped that the boat
would be able to land in tbe gloom of the
early morning and the freight and guards
quietly transferred to the inside of the
works before the mill men knew anything
about it. But this was not to be. All
along the river as well as on every country
road, at every railway station and all
around the company fence the strikers had
pickets, and as soon as the tug and birges
were sighted messengers were sent in
every direction to call up the mill men,
who responded with alacrity in thou
sands. FIGHT AT THE LANDING.
Company Fence Ilroken Down and Strik
ers In Possession.
There were probably 5,000 of them, and
they streamed toward the company fence
at the landing and got there ahead of the
boats. Finding that the boat would land
inside the fence, the mob just demolished
that structure, and taking their position
on the company's property proceeded to
resist the landing of the cots, etc.. and
particularly of the hated Pinkerton guards.
They crowded to the very water's edge,
and in the throng were many women and
not a few children.
Who Fired That Shot?
As the boat struck the shore a plank
Was shoved off and two Pinkertons, one
fceingCaptaiu Hind, who was in charge of
the party, stepped upon it. the mill men
crowding down closer, and with wild cries
warning the meu to go back. They didn't
obey, and in a moment there was a flash,
a report and the battle was begun. Who
lrjd the shot? The Pinkerton captain.
lying wounded in tne nospitai in rciscit,y,
Bays the strikers did. Bo does Deputy
Sheriff Gray, who was at Homestead for
bbi era. nours yesieruay WlUie tne Dgnt
was progressing. The sinkers say the I
i'uiKerton men nred first
men fired first. Tbut is all
that is known at this writing.
The Battle Uaces Hotly.
However that question was be settled,
the fight was begun. The firing became
general, and the workmen retreated for a
moment but rallying took up positions in
the works behind shelter and when fifty
of the guards tried to go ashore met them
with a volley that drove them back and
wounded five or six. The Pinkertons then
drew in the ginig plank and sheltering
themselves returned the fire of the strik
ers, and for hour a desultory fight was
waged, the strikers keeping the Pinker
tons under cover by shooting whenever
they saw anything to shoot at and the
Pinkertons returning the compliment in
Appearance of Another Steamer.
From 8:15 to 10:30 a. m.. however, little
firing was done. At the latter hour the
steamer Little Bill was seen approaching'
j with the United States flag flying. Her j
approach had been anticipated by the
j strikers' picket, and as soon as she was in '
gunshot a fire was opened on her. By j
Kiin an mrre unu uuru possession
oi ho cannon, one oi wnicn was postea on
the river batik above the works and the
other across the river from the works, and
both of these opened fire on the Little Bill,
without effect, hower, except that a shot
from the gun across the river killed one of I
The Little Bill Driven Off.
Men on the Little Bill and on the barges
returned the strikers' fire, but the latter
fras too hot, and the steamer was driven
pff amid the yells of the mill men. While
this was goine on the talk among the mill
men was in effect: "Before the mill is run
by non union men it will have to be built."
It should be stated here that the tug Tide, !
which had brought the barges to the land-1
ing, had cast them off immediately and
left for this city, so that tbe barges with I
the Pinkertons could not get away. The'
barges had swung off from the bank, so .
that the miil men could not get aboard
without palling them in, and that would
have been certain death to any one who
had tried it.
DEATH TO THE PINKERTONS.
Attempt of the Strikers to Sink
Fire to the Barges.
The cry on the other hand was "Death
to the PinkertonsP They could not cast
off their barges and let them float down
the river because any man who had shown
V - . , . . I
himself for that purpose would have been.
the mark of 100 rifles each handled by an
expert shot. The fight went on in a de- i
sultory fashion until 3:30 p. m., when the
mill men tried to blow up the barges with
dynamite. This failed, and the cannon
were loaded with scrap iron and broad
sides poured into the two crafts; but few
shots took effect, and when a white flag
was hoisted by the Pinkertons the man
who held it was fired at and it is believed,
wounded. Then the strikers determined
on a terrible mode of warfare.
Trying to Burn Them Ont.
An oil tank on the river above the
barges was punctured, the oil let out on
the river and fired in the hope that it j
would float down to the barges and set
them in flames. But this failed for some ,'
reason yet unexplained. Then new coal
oil tactics Were adopted. The strikers got
a hand pump in motion and tried to pump
oil on the bargee, thereby saturating them
with the inflao.mable fluid, after which
they were to be fired in some manner, but
the hose was too large and itWrouldn't per
form the service required. During these
scenes there were thousands of persons
watching the fight and the strikers were
numerously reinforced, and at 4 p. m. the
situation of the Pinkerton men was
desperate. Many of the spectators were
wounded more or less severely.
President Weihe on Hand.
For an hour previous to this lime Presi
dent Weibe of the A. A L S. W. had been
in consultation with other leaders, and at
4:30 he left headquarters for the mill. Be
fore going Weibe said: "We have just
ended a long discussion of the situation.
We will now go to the works and try to
prevent the firing of the boats, though we
may be too late. Sheriff McCleary has
agreed to remove the barges and the Pink
erton men provided the strikers would
agree to stop firing from the river banks.
I don't know how tbe men will receive
this proposition, but you can rest assured
we will do all we can to prevent further
destruction of human life. The men are
desperate, and may refuse to listen to any
offer, the conditions of which are that the
Pinkertons are permitted to withdraw."
Thurstlng for Pinkerton Blood.
Before Weihe left headquarters a com
mittee arrived from tbe mill and one of
them said: "If Weihe or any other man
asks the men to withdraw or to give up
the idea of burning out the Pinkertons
he, or they, will be run off the grounds.
We are not going to leave one of those
murderers on the boats alive to tell the
tale." Upon arriving at the scene of the
battle W eihe and the other officers made
passianote appeals to the men
to cease thsir lawless proceedings,
telling them of the proposition.
P. H. McEvoy. vice president
of Mahoning and Shenango Valley
district said: "I know full well that if
you continue doing as you are, the state
militia' will be ordered out before dark and
you will be defeated."
An Explosion Breaks Up the Conference).
While the officers were addressing the
men a loud explosion was heard and in
stantly the crowd broke for the river bank,
and the officers seeing that they were do
ing no good returned to headquarters and
went into conference. Later Hugh O'Don
nell seized a small United States flag and
mounting a pile of iron addressed the men
begging them to stop the battle and offer
a truce. The men refused, saying that the
Pinkertons had fired on one flag of truce
and must show the next one themselves.
(This contradicts the report that it was
the strikers who fired on the white flag.)
As O'Donnell could make no impression
he quit speaking and went among the men
imploring them individually to stop fight
ing. THE PINKERTONS SURRENDER.
They Ask for Protection Against Lynch
ing, Which Is Granted.
While the meeting was iu progress in
the mill another was being held . by the
beleagurcd ones in the boats The result
(Continued on Fourth payej
DeiBgB ill Congress Mimmurized.
Washington-. July 7. -The last great ap
propriation bill not yet sent to confer
the sundry civil bill-was reported
senate yesterday. Aldrich, on behalf of
the Republican majority, introduced a
resolution to adjourn July SO. Aiuuig the
bills passed was one Increasing the penioa
rolls for loss of limbs 700.000 ner
j and appropriating $iVJ0 for an inveatiga-
tion of the "slums" of big cities by the
j commissioner of lahor.
I The house agreed to the conference re
i port on the river and harbor bill. The
i anti-silver contingent succeeded in fili
bustering against the referenca of the sil
i ver bill to the committee on coinage,
i weights and measures, and by dilatory
motions tied the house up for over fsur
hours. Further proceedings on the silver
, bill were interrupted by the conference re
: port on the diplomatic and consular bill,
wnicn occupied the rest of theday.no
agreement being reached.
Mi Outrage on Old Glory.
Philadelphia, July 7.-Great indigna
tion is expressed in the northwestern sec
tion of the city, where a large American
flag raised on the Fo urth of July morning
was cut down, torn tip, and pieces found
in the street. Greble council of the Order
of Junior American Mechanics presented
the flag, and during the exercises the
preacher who spoke referred to the anarch
ists and socialists. There were some hisses
and groans. Monday night the flag was
cut down and disgraced.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Cbicaoo, July t
Following were the quotations on the
board of trale today: Wheat July, opened
78S$c, closed 774c; September, opened 78e,
closed STffK December, opened 8Uj4jc, closed
80H' Corn-July, opened 51$c, closed 10Hc;
August, opened 5n$o. closed Wo: September,
opened 50J4c closed 49gc. Oats July, opened
3Hc closed U$c; August, opened sz$c.
closed 31t6", September, opened f$c, olosed
31Hc Pork-July, opened $11.77 M, closed
$11,571; August, otened , closed , Sep
tember, opened $11.95, closed $11 74. Lard
July, opened $7.24, closed $7.07.
Live Stock: Prices at the Union Stock yards
today range-! as follows: Hogs Market
active on speculative shipping account: prices
were 6110c higher; sales ranged at $4.7535.66
pigs, $5.'g5.75 nght, $0.5033.900 rough pack
ing, $5.65 J5.9i mixes, $5.7036.00 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots,
Cattle-Market fairly active and nrioea firm
on local shipping account: prices 5310c higher;
quotations range 1 at $5 2535.8 choice to ex
tra romping si -era. BS stlBBasJ good to hoi.e
fair Ul 8d. $3.903440 common
to medium do, $3.6534.15 but. hers' ter.
j2.5a:o stockera $2.i3i.85 Texas sUera!
$3.55a4 IS feeder, $1.6033.77 cowa $i.0033.?$
Dul'9 and OaJI Teal calves.
heep-Market fairly activeand prices higher;
quotations ranged at 1 4.3035 30 per 1)0 lbs
westerns, $1 35'i65 natives, $iA)3t. 91 Texas,
and $6.(636. 80 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 203
-OHc; nne creameries. 18319c; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 15316c; No 1 dairies, 133Uc: riaccin
stock' l9&n- Kr-s -1481 Vs per dot.
loos on. L,lve pouitrr Hens. 10c tor lh-
spring chickens, 16317c per lb; roosters, 6c:
duck a 9c; tor keys, mixed, sc. Potatoes
Bui banks, 115330. per bushel; He broils, ShftSSc;
Rose, ISaafk-; Peerless. 15330c; oommoa to
poor mixed lots. 10315c; California new pota
toes, $1 per 2-huthel sack; New Orleans, .3
TV per sack, strawberries, T53$1.U0 per 16-qt
ee. Gooseberries-$100 per 16-qt ease. Kasp-berries-Ked,
$1.503$50 per 21-pt case, black
$1.oO$2j 0 per 24-pt esse. Blackberries SB
32.'5 per 24-qt case.
Na-w York. July 7.
Live stock: Cattle-Trading very active
for all grade at an advance of 30c per 100 lbs;
..vBi uai.ie fibers. M.auGaasu n..
twins: mms and dry cows, f WsklH Shn
and Lambs-SLeep, .-tfaJy; lambs active aud
He per lb higher; sbeep, $.5i)3i73 per 100 lbs;
lambs $6.5028 SO. Hogs-Nominally steady; live
bogs, $5.4036 00 per 100 lbs.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For sale by all druggists. Hartz A
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists. .
The Local Markets).
Bran - 85c per c wt ,
Ships' uff $1.00 per cwt
Hay Timothy. $11318; prairie, 10311; clover
$9310; baled. $11 00.
Batter Falrto choice, le; creamery, ISQMc
Errs Fresh. 14c ; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10312H; turkeys. Uke
ducks. r'Hc; geese, 10c.
rariT and visbtablss.
Appe?-$.25$2.75 per ML
Cattle Butchers pay for com fed steers
S434Hc; cows and ncifers, 2M3V; calves
t Hogs -4c.
; Hard 7 503? 75.
Soft 3 1038 30.
Common boards $16.
.ioit Scantling and timber, lito 16 feet. $1S.
Every additional foot inlength 50 cents.
X A XShinsles S 75
Fencing l2to 16fcet $1S.
ocW boardr, rough $16.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN0 ;