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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Monday. July 25. 1892.
Tries Its Hand on the Home
THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER FRICK.
Probability That the Would-Be Homi
cide's Bullets Will Fail of
Details of the Effort to Kill the Carnegie
Manager Two Itnllets In the Neck and
Two Knife Wounds Not Out of Dan
ger, but Symptoms Fsrorabla Remark
able Coolness and liravery of the As
vaulted Man The Act Generally Ie
Boonrnl, with a Few Kxceptions Talk
with the Assailant Severe Punishment
of a Militiaman Who Gloried In the
Crime Situation at Homestead
PiTTSBfKG, July 25. Henry C. Frick's
apleudid constitution is standing him in
good stead. .Very few men, so say the
doctors, could have survived for many
hours the terrible injuries which he re
ceived at the hands of the Russian an
archist, to say nothing of the loss of blood
and the shock to the nervous system. Vet
he passed a good day yesterday, notwith
standing the fact that it was the most
sweltering one of the season and last night
he was reported resting easy. There were
many callers at the family mansion every
hour during the day, but only a few close
intimates were admitted, owing to the de
sire of the family to be left alone in their
affliction as much as possible. For the
same reason the telephone was disconnec
ted, and very little information was given
out by those who had charge of the door.
Relieve lhatl'e Will I'nll Through.
One or another of the physicians was in
constant attendance during the day, and
the injured man's wounds were frequently
dressed. The medical men were gratified
yesterday morning to find that there were
DO indications of inflammation or blood
poisoning, and the sama conditions pre
vailed throughout the day. At uo time
since the shooting has the wounded man
lost consciousness from pain; and when
not dozing yesterday he talked freely and
apparently with no effort to those about
hint. The surgeons will not say that he
is absolutely out of danger, as it will be
several days before the crisis will be re
regarded as being safely passed; but at
the same time they are free to express the
opinion that if the indications of the past
twenty-four hours count for anything he
will not only pull through, but that in
half the time usually accorded to such
cases bv medical experience.
Medical Aspect of the Case.
Mr. Murdock gave the following descrip
tion of the wounds Mr. Frick received:
Oiie of the balls entered the left sid of
the neck and was taken out ou the right
side. This ball passed through the baseot
the skull. The other ball entered the
right side of the neck near the base of the
skull, took a dowuward course and was
lodged under the left shoulder blade.
Both of these lialls have b -en extracted,
lie also received two knife wounds, one in
the left side of the stomach and another in
the left hip. The wounds in the neck are
the most serious, but I do not think any
of them will prove fatal."
Facts of the Murderous Attempt.
The shooting of Henry Clay Frick, man
ager of the Carnegie interests, was one of
those sensational occurrences for which
the teachings of Johann Most and others of
bis kind are responsible. The would-be
assassin is a young Russian named Alex
ander iierkmann, a compositor of New
York city, who has been in this country
five or six yesrs. He had called at Frick's
office on Friday, but could not obtain an
Interview with Frick, as the latter was too
busy. He called again Saturday at 1:30 p.
m., and after waitiug a moment walked
into Frick's private office and began shoot
ing at once, without a word. Frick was
alone at the time.
Help Arrives Just In Time.
Vice Chairman J. G. A. Irishman,
Frick's right-hand man, was in a neigh
boring room and heard the reports and at
once rushed into the office and seized
Iierkmann just as he was about to fre the
third time. Grasping the murderer by the
right arm, he turned the pistol upward
and .he bullet went into the ceiling. The
assassin at once turned his attention to
Irishman and attempted to stab him with
a knife made of a file. Frick having re
covered from the temporary panic he had
felt at the sudden attack ujon him, and
despite two wounds in the neck which
were bleeding profusely, sprang to the
assistance of his friend.
Twice Stabbed by the Fiend.
Berk man n stru. k twice at Frick as the
latter seized him, inflicting two wounds as
described above. Frick did not let go,
but bore his assailant to the floor. A
fierce struggle ensued during which Berk
rnaun tore himself loose. Just at this mo
ment others came rushing in. one placing
a pistol to the head of Iierkmann was
about to fire, when Frick saw the act and
exclaimed in his peremptory manner:
"Let that man alonel" addiug that the
law would deal with him. This undoubt
edly saved the assassin's life, while
Frick's prompt action
xras struggling with Berkmann probably
saved Irishman's life.
THE INTENDED VICTIM'S COOLNES3
Badly "Wounded as He Was He Attends
to Business Itight Along.
The sang t roid exhibited by Frick daring
and after his hand-to-hand struggle with
the man who sought his life bordered on
the incredible. , While the surgeons were
examining nis injuries, annougn snnenng
intense pain. Frick maintained his self
possession, and was in fact as cool as if
nothing had happened. The surgeons
were anxious that he should be put under
the influence of chloroform, but he sturdily
protested, and while they were probing for
the balls he gave many hints and sugges
tions as to w here they would be likely to
find them. Hundreds of his business and
personal friends called at the office while
the doctors were at work, and more than a
Bcore were admitted by his orders. To one
of them, James li. Scott, of Johnstown
fame, he said that he did not propose that
his wounds should bother him much; that
he expected to be at the office on Monday.
Had His Mail Attended To.
Just after the ball had lieen dug out of
his shoulder blade he suddenly recollected
that he had left several letters on his desk
that it was Important should go out in the
night mail, and calling a clerk, he in
structed that he should bring them in.
Persuading the doctors to prop him up,
although this accelerated the flow of
blood, he attached his signature to the
various sheets. Then he was placed on a
conch and soon fell into a sonnd sleep.
Awakening shortly before ft o'clock, he
summoned all the heads of the various de
partments and gave them full and explicit
instructions regarding matters that should
be attended to on Monday.
The Wounded Man Taken Home.
About 6 p. m. Frick at his own request
was placed in an ambulance and taken
home. Mrs. Frick is in delicate health,
and much care was taken to prevent giv
ing her a shock. Her sister was informed
went to the office, saw Frick and tbn
went home and prepared the wife for hei
husband's arrival. Mrs. Frick was ill
enough to be in bed, and as her husband
was carried by her door, which was opeu,
'bo cheerily told her that, he was all rigiit.
and asked, 'How's the bahyf The new
of the eveut spread rapidly, and as Fri-k
was carried to the ambulance the street
in front of his office was packed, and there
was no one there who did not express de
testation of the cowardly attempt at as
What the Public Thinks.
When the would-be assassin was led out
of the building with the oflicers there were
the to-be-expected cries of 'L.yncli him,"
etc., ami there was some difficulty in get
tiug him to the patrol wagon And to the
station; but the policemen did their, duty
and landed him safely in prison. There
were rumors at night that 1,000 strikers
from Homestead were coming to lynch
the fiend to demonstrate that they had no
sympathy with the desperate deed. While
the report was not credited precautious
were taken, and Chief Brown said .ie
prisoner was safe, adding very sensibly:
"One crime has already been committed;
two will not better it."
Some Discordant Notes.
The advisory committee at Homestead
made haste to disown all sympathy for the
crime and its perpetrator, and other labor
organizations expressed themselves in the
same manner. But at Homestead among
the workmen such expressions as "Served
him right." "What else could he expectf
"That's the stuff" were frequently heard,
and Burgess Mcluckie, in a speech to a
mass meeting at Voungstown, O., said: "I
can't say that 1 am sorry that he was
shot." Hugh O'Donuell, when told of the
event, was greatly shocked, and hoped it
was not true. President Wei he denounced
the deed as a cowardly one. One stul
worker at Homestead fell ou his knees and
thanked God when he heard of the shoot
ing. IDENTITY OF THE ASSASSIN.
He Is Simply an Anarchist, Having No
Connection with the Strikers.
The man who did the foul deed, Berk
mann, is an anarchist who has worked in
New York ou Most's paper, The Freiheit,
but been discharged for incompetence. He
had no connection whatever with the
Homestead strikers nor with any labor
union in New York or elsewhere so far as
cau be learned. When asked why he shot
Frick he said that was a nice question to
ask. Xo one in the world was any better
off for Frick being alive, while lit bad
made thousands miserable. He killed the
Homestead men on July G and did not
deserve to live. He was a dog and should
die, and so on.
Came Here to Kilt Frick.
Berkmxnn came to Pittsburg to kill
Frick, so he said. He had studied the
matter over and acted with premeditation.
He was soiry he had not killed his victim.
He did not care if he was hanged if be had
only accomplished his object, but didn't
like the idea of punishment when he hud
failed. Still as it was all "in the great
cause," he didn't mind. He believed that
every man was a king, and that every
tyrant should die. The people were the
state; Frick was against the people there
fore againut the state. He (Frick) was
against the law. He added that he left
Js'ew York Thursday morning. He was
pleased when told that he Would be
allowed to defe ud himself aud could speak
for a whole day if he chose.
Tried to r.ninlnte Idngg.
His photograph was takeu Saturday
and he was stripped aud examined. On
being told to opeu his month be refused
and it was forced open with a spoon. In
side his mouth, under his tongue was
found a cartridge similar to that with
which Lingg, the Chicago anarchist, bluw
his head oil. It is of the kind made to ex
plode with the prick of a pin or bite of the
teeth, but owing to some imperfection did
not explode. Had it done so it would not
only have killed Berkmann, but killed or
maimed those in the room jvith him.
Appearance of the Prisoner.
The prisoner is a cigarette fiend. He did
not have one from between his lips for an
hour all yesterday. His appearance is not
very prepossessing. The most remarkable
part of his facial characteristics is his
mouth. It is certainly forbidding. His
lower lip and his upper lip are double, re
markably so. even in riie eyes of detectives,
who have had to study these character
istics. He has a short growth of beard,
has large ears, and his forehead is narrow.
No date has yet been fixed lor his prelimi
nary hearing. -
There has been "and is a good deal of
talk and speculation regarding the pos
sible effect of the tragedy upon the man
agemeut and affairs of the Carnegie com
pany as well as upon the Homestead and
kindred strikes. In this connection a gen
tleman who stands ver close to the cor
poration and who knows whereof he
speaks from his long intimacy with Frick,
said yesterday: "So long as Mr. Frick re
tains possession of his faculties there will
be no necessity for a temporary chairman
or even for feiao vice chairman to assume
control. Mr, Frick, on his back to-morrow,
will bo the same Mr. Frick that sat
in his revolving chair in his office Satur
The Same Aatoeratle Manager.
"Every detnil of every section of the
gigantic interest under his care are at his
fingers' ends aud the corporation will be
run from Ms sick chamber with the same
promptitude and the same unerring judg
ment, the same instantaneous grasp of
the aituAtioa, the same autocracy that has
always diHttuQisbed him. This was evi
denced yeetevAay by his pluck iu insisting
that the sargeons should stop probing for
the bullets iu order that he might append
his signature to important documents, as
well ae by his act-iou in calling all his head
men iuto tow office and giving theia in
struction for Mouday'a work. As to the
Honieatund strike I am ooufident thatjthis
affair will not change his policy one iota."
Wf 11 Stand by the New Men.
The abuao is', partly confirmed today.
Thin morning tins following notice was
posted at fionieetead, addressed "To all
men who enter ar employ:" "In no case
aud under no circa instances will a single
one of you be discharged to make room for
another man. You will keep your respec
tive positions so long as you attend to your
duties. Positive orders to this effect have
been given to the general superintendent."
The Men's Side of the Fight.
According to members of the advisory
committee at Homestead employes of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company will
probably notify the company within forty
eight hours of their intention to refuse to
assist in any way the transportation of the
product of the Carnegie steel works while
they are operated by non-uuion labor. A
delegation of locomotive engineers, brake
men, freight handlers and other employes
of the Pennsylvania company from Pitts
burg had a conference yesterday with the
advisory committee on the subject of de
claring a boycott against the Carnegie
product, and while no decision was reached
the advisory committee asserts that such
a course as that slated will probably be
Trial of Hugh O'ltonnell.
The preliminary trial of Hugh O'Don
nell took place Saturday on the applica
tion for bail. The company's attorney
made a fight against bail. Several Pink
erton men swore they saw IVDonnell in
the mob both before and during the firing.
R. W. Herbert.a newspaerreporter,swore
that O'Donrell was present, but as far as
he could see was doing no more iu the riot
than he (Herbert) was. A clerk in the
company's employ said O'Donuell and
others addressed the men, and after the
speeches were done the firing ceased and
the Pinkertons surrendered. The judce
reserved his decision. It looked, however,
as though O'Doimell would be admitted
THREE CHEERS FOR THE ASSASSIN.
The Proposition Cost Private lams a
PlTTSBUKtt, July 25. For proposing
three cheers for the fellow who shot H. C.
Frick, Private W. L. lams, of Company
K, tenth regiment of Waynesburg, was
tubjected to the most humiliating punish
ment. When the news reached Camp
Rowley on Saturday that Frick had been
shot Private lams gave vent to his feel
ings in this peculiar way and was over
heard by Lieut. Col. St reator, who is com
manding the Tenth. Col. Streator ordered
the entire regiment to be drawu up in liue
and then he directed the man who had
proposed the cheers for Berkmann to ad
vance to the front. After a little delay
lams stepped forward.
Refused to Make an Apology.
When asked why iie had been guilty of
such a t hing he assumed an air of bra
vado and refused to answer. He was
asked to apologize, but refused to do so.
He was then sent to the guard bouse and
his case wa reported to Major General
Snowden, who ordered a cortrt-martial.
The regimental officers held the hearing
in the matter.and lams admitted his guilt
and refused to apologize. The court-martial
ordered that half the hair of his head and
mustache be shaved off, that he be hung
up by the thumbs for thirty minutes, be
stripped of his uniform, dishonorably dis
charged and drummed out of camp.
A Rigorous Sentence Executed.
After having his head and mustach
shaved as directed lams was hanged up by
the thumbs. For twenty minutes he en
dured this torture and lost consciousness.
Two surgeons ordered that he be cut down
at once or he would soon be dead. He was
cut down, and after the doctors revived
him he was stripped of his uniform and
given an old pair of overalls to wear. With
only these and a shirt and an old hat he
was led out of the camp to Swissvale sta
tion to the time of the "Rogues March."
The entire provisional brigade witnessed
the humiliating spectacle.
The Pnnishment Too Severe.
lams is 24 years old and is a farmer. He
is a member of the oldest families of
Green county and is related to many
prominent people of the county. Opinion
is divided as to the punishment and many
of the officers of the guard think it is too
severe. Some of them say that hanging
up by the thumbs is not permitted by the
regulations, nor is the shaving of the bead.
As General Snowden approved the finding
of the cour -martial they refuse to give
their views publicly.
ABBRfcVlAl t-Lr I tltUKAIvra.
Milton W. Landis, Nickel Plate railway
general western agent, is dead, aged 63, at
Indianapolis. He had been forty years in
the railway business.
In a collision near Chicago Junction, on
the Baltimore and Ohio railway between a
freight train and a hand-car loaded with
rails, fifteen cars aud the locomotive
were wrecked and Thomas Doscomer, the
engineer, was fatally injured.
A medical expert who testified in the
Mitchell-Ward case at Memphis, said
Alice Mitchell waB undoubtedly insans,
and classified her insanity "imperative
conceptions." He also believed the two
girls felt "brain love" the kind that rules
the world mutually.
The Goodland Artificial Rain company,
of Kansas, has tried for five days at Her
niosa, S. II., to make good a contract to
produce rain, and failed, although the con
ditions were all favorable.
Allen Holzendorf, who lived near Jen
nings, Fla., jokingly told Edwin Hendriy,
who habitually carried a Winchester rifle,
that it was no use doing so, as he never
used it. . Hendriy used it immediately,
and there was a funeral at Holaendorf 's
house next day.
When Our Lawmakers Will
Conclude to Adjourn.
PROSPECTS FOE WASHBURN'S BILL.
Likely To Be Talked to Heath and the
Fair Appropriation to Meet Vigorous
Opposition Oates and Devlin Have a
Little 1,'nplensantness and Talk About
a Trip to Hades The Knight Discred Its
One of Pinkerton's Statement Get
ting Ready for the Veterans.
Washixgtox, July 25. This will prob
ably be the last week of congress, if
definite action is taken on the sundry civil
and general deficiency appropriation bills.
It is idle to predict the fate of these meas
ures. In the house today, the con
ferreesonthe sundry civil bill will sub
mit their report and a vote may be taken
on the items in dispute, including the
vexed senate amendment relating to the
Columbian exposition. It is possible, how
ever, that consideration will be postponed
until Tuesday in order hat the resolu
tions reported from the special committee
on the pension office investigation may be
Republicans Will Filibuster.
These will occasion a long debate, as the
Republicans intend to resort to filibuster
ing tactics to prevent the adoption of miy
resolution regarding the dismissal of Com
missioner Raum. After this matter ami
the appropriation bills af-e disposed of the
remainder of the week will be accorded to
the various committees to call up for one
hour each the measures reported on-the
salendar, subject only to conference re
ports. It is not among the improbabilii ies
that congress will adjourn without voting
an appropriation to the exposition, as the
opposition to it in the house is well or
ganized for a prolonged fight.
Will Talk It to Heath.
Washburn is having a hard time with
the anti-cption bill. There has alrendy
been one week of solid talk over it. He
appears to be as much embarrassi-u by 1 is
professed friends as by his avowed oppo
nents. George, who ranks next to Mor
gan and Call in .fecundity of words, once
he gets start-1, announced just before the
senate adjourned Saturday that he flt it.
his duty to address the senate at length on
this subject, and George is in favor of ant i
option, though dead against the bill which
Washburn champions. He states openly
that the Washburn bill is unconstitutioii.il,
and he and Pugh and Coke of Texas all
counted among the f riendc of theanti- p
tion bill propose to substitute a measure
which aims at the same end by entire y
They Have Several Schemes.
These and other difficulties lying on the
surface seem to indicate a strong probabili
ty that the Washburn bill can not he
passed this session. The voting strength
which enables the Minnesota . senator .
obtain consideration at will for "an" anti
option bill is made up of supporters of half
a dozen different aud widely divergi-'M
schemes for reaching the end propo-til.
At present there seems small likelihood of
unifying them upon any one composite
measures in time for it to be sent over to
the house for concurrence.
Ieflclency and Snndry Civil.
Another week of hard work may possi
bly dispose of both the deficiency and sun
dry civil bills, though there are grave
questions in dispute between the two
houses on both measures which involve
many millions of dollars. The senate
conferrees would have asked permission to
enter into a third and probably final con
ference on the deficiency bill Saturday
forenoon, but discovered while Allison
had a motion pending that the parlia
mentary condition required the
house to make the first inn-.,
and the house adjourned without
doing so. If this bill aud the sundry civ !
bill, which includes the World's fair pi -ject,
should le put into such shape ii- !
permit of an agreement upon them wiin
out any great backdown by either brain .
of congress by the end of the week, siu-h
movement for adjournment will be start. i
that Washburn will find it difficult to hol:
the senate in session longer than a day
two further on his anti-option bill an.i
maybe forced to submit to a postpone
ment of action until December.
It is reported at St. Louis that Swift &
Armour, the Chicago packers, have pur
chased the extensive packing plant of
hitaker & Co., National Stock yards
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