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' TtJESDAY. AUGTJ&T 2. 1892.
ISSUE OF VERACITY
Between Potter and the Strik
ers at Homestead.
SOMEBODY TALKING FOB EFFECT.
Th Snpvrintrixlpnt Sitys Twenty-Seven
of the Former Kuiployea Ketarned to
Work Yesterday, While the Advisory
Board Hectares There Were Only Two
Iain ltegias Proceedings Against His
Late Commanding Officers 1'inkertons
Alleged To lie on l?uty.
Homestead, Pa., Ang. 2. Homestead's
Striking Kteel workers were considerably
tgitated last riiirht. Tliey had satisfied
themselves of the correctness of Superin
tendent Potter's statement that a number
of former employes returned to work yes
terday. This evidence of weakening on
the p.nt of men who have loudly pro
claimed their loyalty to the Amalgamated
association worries tlie members of that
organization, and last niht the streets
were filled with strikers discussing the
situation with much animation. Provost
ilarshnl Mechlitg, fearing the break in
the ranks of the strikers would lead to
trouble, doubled the guard around the
mill and in the streets adjacent thereto.
Itjtrkbone of the Strfke Bmken.
That the backbone of the strike has
been broken is acknowledged by every one
save the members of the advisory commit
tee and the more radical unionists. Last
night Superintendent Potter said to a re
porter: "Altogether sixty of our former
employes have retarued to work and we
have been informed that many more will '
make application for their old places. I
rr' . . . - i i i '
ihciu-scii;u ui t'ur utu iiicu uiiub m iw
day. Twenty-four of them found their
places still open, but the others, I am
sorry to say, were disappointed. But
while they cannot step into the positions
they cave up a month age these men will
be given work.
iettlng More Men than He Wants.
"The strikers who have come in out of the
wet in time will not be asked to eat and
sleep in the mill. They will continue to
occupy their Homestead residences and will
be given ample protection. Many of the re
cent arrivals from the east have applied
for houses and will bring their families
here soon. We got in over 100 cots today
and nearly as many men arrived from dis
tant points. I sent word to the Pittsburg
office tbis afternou that we Were getting
in too many men by rail and water. To
morrow morning we cx;ect fully 100
men from the east. This will g:ive us in
the neighborhood of 1,.K workmen, many
of whom are skilled mechanics.
Giving the Old Men Another Chance.
"We will after to-morrow relax our
efforts to secure workmen, in order to give
our for.ner employes who were led into
this trouble innocently an opportunity to
get back. Naturally we preter them to
There is no longer any doubt about it,
the Amalgamate.! association has lost the
fight and from this time on the Carnegie
Steel company will operate its Homestead
plant with non-union men.
The advisory board of the strikers met
last night. Upon adjournment the secre
tary gave the following official statement
to the United Press: ''But two Home
stead men went to work in the
mill today. One was Edward Lyon, brother
of United States District Attorney
Lyon of Pittsburg. The other was Charles
Geotel, a member of the Homestead school
board, who will be deposed. There are
less than 400 men in the mill. One hun
dred are tramps."
Strikers Drawlni; Their Ieiosits.
Yesterday nearly 3J0 old employes who
bad money on deposit with the Carnegie
went up to the mill office and drew it out,
pursuant to a notice given by the firm. A
large number of others against whom the
mill holds mortgages paid the interest yes
terday, and as yet the men claim there is
not one mortgage which can be foreclosed.
'o Help fir ltuckslialers.
President Weihe yesterday declared that
the Amalgamated association would not
furnish transportation home to men who
come here and are dissatisfied with Home
stead. All the non-union workmen at
Homestead are now fully armed, and
Superintendent Potter declares they will
IAMS BRINGS HIS SUITS.
Will Attack the Military Officers Both
Civilly and Criminally.
PiTTsncno, Aug. Ex Private lams
yesterday liegau the various suits against
those whom he claims wronged him and
injured his good name, and has made in
formation before Alderman Riley against
Gen. Hawkins, Lieut. Col. Streator and
Assistant Surgeou William S. Grim and
others unknown, charging them with ag
gravated assault and battery, and assault
and battery. Warrants were issued and
placed in the hands of constables. A civil
suit will also be brought for damages, and
lams' attorneys feel confident of securing
beavy damages for their client and also of
convicting the defendants on the charges
Weren't There for Their Health.
The presence in Pittsburg at aa early honr
yesterday morning of Battery B aud the
Sheridan Troop of catalry excited consid
erable comment. It is said that their
presence was without significance. .How
ever this may be the fact that the troops
were in their saddles und ea route for
Pittsburg before 6 o'clock, every man fully
armed and equipped with several rounds
of ammunition in his cartridge box, while
at the very fcame hour the- Carnegi com
pany was taking a crew of non-union men
into their Thirty-third street Uuion mill,
together with the answer of one of the
battery officers to a citizen who inquired
wuav t.iey were uouig lit Pittsburg, "Oh,
we're jus; exercising a little, but if
there had been any trouble at Thirty
third street this morning we would not
have leen very far away," goes pretty con
clusively to siiow the true object of the
early morning twelve-mile excursiou.
Tlie Hated l'inkerton on luty.
EigJt Piukertou men who were, it is
said, among those who went toHomestead
in the barges on July 6, have been in Pitts
burg several days, making their headquar
ters at the geLerat otlices of the Carnegie
Steel company. Iuto their hands has been
entrusted the work of examining the
numerousapplicants for positions at Home
stead aud forwarding them to their desti
nation. Among those who were sent up
yesterday were a number of men who were
to act as watchmen in the mill. They
were seen by a number of men when board
ing the boat, who claim to have recognized
them as men who heretofore performed
similar duty for the Piukertous. The
statement is made that 300 special watch
men ats to be sent to Homestead. The
opinion is gaining ground that l'inkerton
men are being sent, a few at a time, to per
form this duty.
JTrlek Continues to Improve.
H. C. Frlck was still improving yester
day. He was able to do considerable
walking about. Arrangements are being
pushed for the release on bail of Bauer and
K n old, the anarchists arrested for
alleged complicity with lierkmann. The
Ijong Branch baker, Mollick, who has
been dragged here on the same charge,
will almost certainly be released, as no
adiiitional evidence against him has leen
secured and ail there was at first was that
he had sent Berkmann money.
1'inkertons to l'rosecute.
The Homestead rioters and those who
took part in the affair after the riot, when
the detectives were compelled to run the
gantlet, will le prosscuted for aggra
vated assault and battery. The work of
seenring the necessary evidence to convict
those engaged in the assaults on thePink
ertons and the robbery of the surrendered
men has been going on for some time, and
it is now so far advanc?d that informa
tions will be made in a few days and the
persons arrested. Among those who will
be arrested are several women who were
particuarly active and aggressive.
lireak Among the Manufacturers.
PlTTSBriJG, Aug. 2. The first break
among the iron manufacturers of the Ma
honing and Shenantro valleys came yester
day. The Akron (Ohio) Iron company
signed the Amalgamated scale and 700
men will return to work. Other manu
facturers will probably signthescale at an
A second conference between the wire
nail manufacturers and t he Amalgamated
association was held yesterday and the
scale discussed without result. A few
minor points were agreed np;in. Another
meeting will be held Liter in the week.
Can Ciive Homestead INiint.
Vancoi-vkis, B. C, Aug. 2. The crew of
the ship Kit-hard 111, nonunion, vs taken
from the vessel at Nanamio during the
night, while tlie captain was absent, by
arnie i union sailors and marched to an old
house and there kept under guard until
two of them escaped and reported to the
police. A posse immediately went to the
house aud released the remainder of the
crew, capturing two sentinels, who refuse
to tell who the others were.
Strike in the Sawmills.
Stevens Point, Wis., Aug. 2. All the
men employed in the sawmills at this place
struck yesterday. There are 3J0 of them,
and they demand an advance of 2?. cents
per day with an hour less work. The em
ployers will give the advance with eleven
hours the working time now or the old
wages with ten hours.
THE SPRAGUE DEBTS SETTLED.
Creditors Get Little Over 37 IVr ( cut.
of their linen.
PnoviKEXCE, II. I., Aug. 2. The final
dividend on the Sprague estate has b.-en
declared. The Spragues (the A. & W.
Sprague Manufacturers company ntil ex
Seuator Sprague, who was in congress
from 18f3 to 1S75) failed in 1KT3 for 14,M,
000 and were supposed to have property
worth $20,000,000. During the height of
the prosperity of the family Senator
Sprague made his famous marriage to the
daughter of Secretary of the Treasury
Salmon P. Chase. When the hard times
came in 1878 the Spragues suspended pay
ment on $14,tK0,!i00 worth of notes. A
trust mortgage deed of the property was
executed, and the property has for nine
teen years been in third hands. They had
paid 23 per cent, on the liabilities up to the
final payment and this payment, now be
ing made, is of 2.15 ner ceut. making
27 3-20 per cent, altogether.
Canonchet Is Likely to Go.
Thus the to.al, vaiued at 620, (r 10,000 in
1873, has yielded but a little over fci.OOD, 000,
when it was supposed to be good lor all
debts against it. Ex-Senator Sprague has
now left only the Canonchet estate, but
that property is valued at 250,000 to 00,-
000, and the family has beguu to bhII it to
escape land poverty. This estate was
once Bold to Moulton, the mutual friend
in the Beecher-Tiiton case, but after sharp
fighting Mr. Sprague saved it.
Two New Banks Authorised.
Washington, Aug. 2. The First Na
tional bank of Denison, la., capital $100,
000, and the City National bank of Bowie,
Tex., capital $50,000, have been authorised
to begin business. The City National
bank of Murphysboro, Ills., has asked per
mission to establish a national bank.
Went Into llusiness Again.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. After the passage
by the house aud senate of the r-olutiou
continuing the appropriation of the sun
dry civil bill yesterday ull the depart
ments that were affected started busiuess
agaiu at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Jack McAullffe ut New Orleans.
, New Orleans, La.. Aug. 2. JacU Kj
Aoliile, the light-weight, who h to fight
Billy Meyer in September, arrived, here
yesterday with his trainers, Ma't Clow
aud Jammie Nelson. McAutiKe will trtiiu
at Bay St. Louis, Miss. '
A Thcught!?r,s Laborer Causes
a Horrible Disaster.
HE ONLY EMPTIED HIS PIPE BOWL;
Rot the Result Was the Fatal Burning;
of Four Men and Nineteen Others with
Bad Scorches Besides S73.000 Worth
of Property Destroyed Original Cause
a Freight Wreck List of the. Victims
Blown to Atoms with Dynamite The
Record of Mishaps.
Spkingfield, O., Aug. 2. One of the
worst wrecks the Big Four b as experienced
in recent years occurred yesterday after
noon shortly after 12 o'clock at Cold
Spriugs, four miles west of here, to the
first section of the west-bound freight No.
65, in charge of Conductor Mara and
Engineer Smith. While the train was
running at the rate of 25 miles per hour a
truck or some part of the running gear,
just what is not yet known, of one of the
cars broke. In an instant 13 cars, all
loaded, were piled up in indescribable con
fusion. The wreck occurred in the lime
kiln region, where the road runs for a
couple of miles in a small canyon, and the
track is completely blocked.
Km plied His Pipe in the Wreck.
Four of the cars were loaded with naph
tha, and about 7 p. m. while 200 men were
standing around and working upon the
wreck, some uian smoking.a pipe emptied
the burning contents of the bowl into de
bris which had become saturated with
naphtha from one cf the wrecked cars. Iu
stantly there was a flash and a tongue of
of fire ran along the ground for a distance
of about fifty feet. The men went to work
at once to extinguish the blaze, which
slow ly worked its way to the tank from
which the naphtha hail leaked. The men
were repeatedly cautioned to be careful,
but as time ps-ed they became hi differ
ent. Frightful and Fatal Kxploalon.
About half an hour elapsed when there
was a terrific explosion of the napht ha
tank. A small stream of the oil not larger
than a wheat straw had reached the blaze.
The llame ran up the side of the iron end
and then with the thunder of t he explosion
there was a flash of light that illuminated
the whole heavens for an instant. One
man a few hundred feet away said the
blaze of light extended upward about
400 feet. The burning oil was thrown in
every direction with fearful results.
Four Will Lose Their I.Ives.
Four persons wtre burned fatally. They
are: Tom Harris, qi'arrs nian, blistered
from head to foct; William Crane, burned
on head and back; John Haynes, burned
on neck and face; William Kennedy,
burned all over the body. Those badly
burned are: Frank Liebolt, Frank Den
nis. A. Zimmer, .T. H. Berry, Jack Tobin,
James Ford, William Miller, Thad Brat
ner, Frank Snyder, John Mower, F. M.
Evans, L. S. Wells, S. W. Siebold, Ernest
Wilson, Sam Collins, William Kurtz,
Clark Baker, Dennis Wright, and Peter
The Lynch Spirit Is Kvery where.
The whole locality is mourning over the
event, and if the man with the pipe is
found a lynching may result. Nine of the
men Ford. Kurtz, Miller, Baker, Brat ner,
Wright, Snyder and the Mowers were
quarrymen. All the others were members
of the train wrecking crew. A relief train
with Drs. Russell and Noah and J. E.
Meyers and assistants aboard went to tlie
scene of the explosion at once from here.
Ijist niaht the entire wreck was blazing
fiercely, illuminating the country for
miles around. The financial loss is esti
mated at $75,fKKj or over.
Only l.cft u l'ierc of llitn.
Baltimore, Aug. 2. Yesterday Theo
dore Pemiyparker and Joseph Hughes
were out on Worten creek in a boat fishing,
and using dynamite for the purpose of kill
ing fish. While Peiinypacker was in the act
of throwing a piece of the dynamite into
the creek it exploded, killing Peiinypacker
and seriously injuring Hughes. Penny
packer's body was literally blown to atoms.
There was nothing left of it, except a por
tion of the breast bone and shoulder, which
was driven with terrific force into the hotly
of Hughes. The piece of the explosive
used by Peunypacker was about one foot
Saved the Girl and Iied Himself.
Willi amsPokt, Pa., Aug. 2. While
rowing in the Susquehanra river in com
pany with Miss Mary Eck last night,
William Harrington, one of the best
known young men of Williamsport, was
drow ned alter saving the youg lady. Their
boat capsized and Harrington seized Miss
Ei'k with one arm and clung to the boat
with the oilier. It was a long time before
assistance came, and when the rescuers
reached out to relieve him of his burden
Harrington sunk from exhaustion.
Serious Wreck on the C. C. i St. L.
St. Louis, Aug. 2. The east hound
passenger train on the C. C. & St. Louis
railroad ran into a freight train near Ed
wardsville crossing, eight miles from Al
ton to-night. Edward Hoffman, engineer,
and William Garrett, fireman, both of
Mattoon, 111., were killed, and a tramp
named Samuel Cos we 11 fatally hurt.
A Kansas City Woman Drowned.
Gkeex Lake, Wis., Aug. 2. Mrs. Ed
ward J. Hollister, of Kansas City, was
drowned yesterday off Sherwood Forest, in
Green lake, by the capsizing of a row boat.
DEMOCRATS WIN IN ALABAMA.
The Alliauce Knocked Out by About 50,
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 2. The state,
election passed off quietly, and the heavi.
est vote for years was polled. A large
part of the negro population voted and
their vote was about equally divided be
tween Jones and Kolb. Governor Jones and
and the regular ticket . are elected
by not less than 50,000 majority. His ma
jority, many believe, may reach 70,000. In
Birmingham Jones majority exceeds 3,000.
In Mobile it is 1.000. Kolb carried but one
county, so far as reported a Republican
stronghold. The Democrats have the leg
Ten liroeck, the Horseman, Bead.
San FkancIoCo, Aug 2. Kichard Ten
Broeck, the horseman, who was ever 80
years of age, and who had beeu a con
firmed iuvalid from gout for many years,
died at San Mateo yesterday morning.
Death of Hint Superiuteudcnt Wright.
Causox. Nev., Aug. 2 S. C. Wright,
superintendent of the United States
mint hi this dry. died from dropsy yester
day morning. He ws til years old.
Emperor William and his suite have ar
rived at Cowes, where he will visit his
royal grandma and witness the yacht
The trustee of the Sprague estate at
Providence. K. I., is now paying the final
dividend to creditors. There were 125
creditors and the total dividends amount
to 27.15 per cent, of the claims.
A prisoner in jail at Glasgow has con
fessed that he murdered Lord Leitrim and
was concerned in the mutder of Lord
Mountmorres and the informer Carey.
The Danish storthing has decided to re
duce t he duty on sugar by 10 ore per kilo
gram. John O'Connell, a plumber recently
from Milwaukee, was accidentallydrowned
in the river at Rockford, Ills.
Walter Maroney, of Burlington, la., fell
overboard front a Mississippi river excur
sion steamer and was drowned.
The chief of police of New Orleans has
received a letter intimating that Judge
Marr, who has been missing for several
weeks, is held by the Mafia.
John Philip Sousa, leader of the Marine
band, has been granted his discharge from
the United States marine corps, upon his
ow n request. At present he is in New
York looking up musicians for the band
he will lead in Chicago.
At the Indiana State Spiritualists' camp
meeting at Chesterfield, Dr. Westerfield,
of Anderson; was re-elected president of
the association, Mrs. Colby Luther, of
Crown Point, vice president, and Flora
Hoarding, of Anderson, secretary.
A cyclone bar caused an immense
amount of destruction in the town oi
Valence, department of Drome,Franct, and
its vicinity. The vineyards were completely
stripped of their fruit and many houses
were badly damaged. The loss in vines is
Gabriel Renville, the venerable chief of
the Sisseton and Wahpeton tribes, the best
known of the Indians of the northwest,
is dead. Renville was a bright man and
well-known all over the country, owing to
his frequent visits to Washington in the
interest of his tribes.
Benjamin Marlett, a farmer living near
Attica, Ind., dodged the fool killer long
enough to contribute $1,500 to a couple of
Hick ham & Moer, cotton factors of New
Orleans, have failed for $250,000.
Obituary: At Baltimore, ex-United
States Senator Anthony Kennedy, aged SI;
at Elgin, Ills.. Banker Morris C. Tonne,
aged 74; at Dayton. O., Colonel John G.
Ijowe, aged 75; at Ramsey, Ills., Dr. John
C. Martin; at St. Paul, Hogbarth ljtpl
gaard, Swedish vice consul, a .red 4S; at
Vienna, Baron Joseph Alexai;-:-r Knbner.
TROUBLES OF THE IRON HALL.
Somerby Wires That Ue Will be on Hand
in Due Time.
Indianapolis, Aug. 2. It was intended
to liegin criminal proceedings against
Somerby yesterdav, but an afternoon paper
received a dispatch signed by him saying
he would be here to attend the board meet
ing to-day. When this became known it
was determined to await his coming and
the developments of the case before resort
ing to criminal proceedings. It is now
probable that the case will not be heard
till Monday next. The order is preparing
for a vigorous defense. Two additional
law firms were engaged yesterday.
Will Make a Kol.unt Defense.
They claim that it is a small matter
and that the charges are against Somerby
and not acainst I he order, but whether he
comes here or not they will proceed with
the defense. They sav that a receiver will
not be appointed for the reason that there
are no legal grounds for the appointment
of one; that, the order pays its liebts and
has sufficient money on deposit to meet
claims that are due. The plaintiffs are
not inactive. They will make a strong
effect to get an the inside workings of the
On tlie Hae Ball Field.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2. Following is the
record made by League hose ball clnbs
yesterday: At Chicago Pittsburg 0, Chi
cago 2; at Brooklyn Washington 5,
Brooklyn 3: at Cleveland St. Louis 2,
Ch velaiul 7; at Baltimore Philadelphia
I, Baltimore 11; at Boston New "ork 3.
Boston 4; at Louisville Cincinnati 1, Lou
Finished Work for the Session.
Washington, Aug. 2. The senate com
mittees have virtually closed busine?s for
this session. There are only two of the reg
ular committees which are at all likely to
meet again this sessiou, viz: Appropria
tions and judiciary. The remaiuder of the
committees have decided not to hold any
T - J - V
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In the train
of diseases that follow a tor
pid liver and impure blood,
nothing can take the place
of Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovery. Nothing will,
after you have seen what it
does. It prevents and cures
by removing the cause. It
invigorates the liver, purifias
and enriches the blood, sharp
ens the appetite, improves di
gestion, and builds up both
strength and flesh, when re
duced below the standard
of health. For Dyspepsia,
" Liver Complaint," Scrofula,
or any blood-taint it's a posi
tive remedy. It acts as no
other medicine does. For that
reason, it's sold as no ..other
medicine is. j It's 'guaranteed
to benefit or cure, or . the
money is refunded.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Piaros etrcl OreirB5
WEBER, 8TUYVESANT, DECKER BROS., "WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
rA full line also of small Musical HJrchsndli'e. Te have In our employ a fir t-e!as PUlo Ttrer.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL
And L?nd Parade.
AT DAVENPORT, IOWA,
TUESDAY EVE., AUGUST 2, 1892, AT 8 O'CLOCK,
And Wednesday Evening, Aug- 3, at 8 o'clock.
The Roman gods of Water and Fire
have decreed that the storm; seas be still,
and that a volcano of pyrotechnics fend
forth its many colored flames from Earth
Vslike any Display Ever
Mating a Scene of TJnequallei
A River cf Fire! A Carnival cf Boats!
Stupendous land Favade and Illumination Wednes
day Evening, A.ngast 3.
Come to the River Carniv-.! TuescUv nieht and ou will be in the citr for the
preat Allerton-Delroarch $10 (AX) Tioti:ng Ri which will take p:act on
Davenport's New Mile Track, "Wednesday Afternoon.
Yon will also fee mnnv other good race. Oi.e trip takes the n all in
Festivals, all the railroad leading to Davenport will tarry passeimers at ON
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Spectac le s
MR. H- HIRSCHBERG,
The well-known optician of i9 olive St.
(S. E. cor. "ihanJ Olive). St. Louis. h
arpoioted T . ii. Tboma e agent for h:s
celebrated Dlamcnd Spectacles ord Kye
Clashes, and alto for ins Diamond Non
Changeable S?pectaclt and Eyeclasw.
1 he giarres are the j.Teatet invention
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construction of tne Lets a person pur
chasing a pair of these Non-Ohsnresb'.e
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from the eyes, and every ra'r purchased
Is guaranteed, so that if they ever iesve
the eyer (no matter how or scratched tte
Lenses are) they will furnish the pir:y
with a new rair of lasses free of charre.
T. U. THOMAS haa fu.l assortniict
and invites all to satisfy ttem-i-:vi
of the great superioritj of theee Giasv
over any and all otbera now in use to cil .
and examine the sameatT.H. ,arioms'.
druggist and optician, Roc Island.
No Peddlers Supplied.
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities. .
Always on hand a rvplete line of Imported and Domestic Ci
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer always on drafc.
Two doors west of his old place.
A fine lunch from 9 to 12 every morning. Sandwiches of all kinds always on band.
THE BEE HIVE.
is now showing a full and complete line of
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