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TflE AllGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Repc rt
TcesdaV, November 15, 1893.
Homestead in a Permanent
State of Agitation.
TEIAL OF THE SUNDAY DISTUEBEES
nld In lh Jail Hrcaiine of the Threaten
In Appearance In the Street All
Ttaone Arreateil Hel.I, Im-luiling the Vic
tim, of the Mob-- Ammnlt, anil Taken to
Pittsburg r-eparing to Start the Tlant
At Heaver Dam The Strike Advlnury
Beard In Conference. -
Homkstkad, Pa., Xov. 15. The excite
ment attendant upon the aceueo in Home
stead Sunday afternoon in unabatexl. A
Bomber of persons, aside from Mt-Fadden,
Hlekey and an unknown boy, are known to
kare been wounded while the shooting was
in profo. but they have been, so far, suc
cessfully concealed. By 11 o'clock yester
day fully 2,500 strikers and their synipa
thtaera surrounded the lockup to witness
be transfer of the imprisoned negroes to
he Pittsburg jail, but they were disap
pointed in their evident determination to
capture the negroes when they made their
appearance. Upon the arrival of Sheriff
McCleary and Attorney Petty, a consulta
tion with 'Squire Oeffner followed and it
was decided that in order to avoid the pos
sibility of a conflict between the crowd and
the negroes the hearing should be held
at the jail.
Two White Rioters Railed.
At 4 o'clock the cases were called, J. F.
Cox. Ksq., appearing for the white rioters.
The little jril office was filled to suffoca
tion with officers ami witnesses. The re
Bolt of the hearing was that all the prise n
era were held for court on a charge of riot.
Bail in $500 was furnished for two of the
White rioters McAllister and Harco and
they were released. It was decided to take
the other prisoners to littsburg on tiie
Pltt.bnrg, Virginia and Chraleston train
at 7:12 p. to. At B:45 p. m.. escorted by a
strong guard of deputies, the ten prisoners
were taken from the jail. When the olli
cers and prisoners turned into the streets
they were met by a large crowd. They
were not in any manner interfered with,
aside from insulting remarks as they
passed through the crowd. The train was
late and the delay was full of anxiety for
both officers and prisoners, but no demon
stration was made. As the train pulled
t the crowd gave vent to a prolonged
Names of the Prisoners.
Following are the names of the prison
ers: William Scott, K. Mills, William Ca
rey, Louis Thompson, Harry Holmes, Nel
son Gaines, H. Wilson, J. Williams (all col
ored); James Jones, Pete McAllister, Mike
Barco, and M. Sullivan, strikers two of
the latter released on bail. The negroes
referred to are the men whom the mob as
saulted because they were defending them
selves when attacked on their way from
work at the mill, but all are charged with
aggravated riot. Two strikers named Con
bon and Wall were also arrested yester
lay morning for assaulting non-union
men as they were going to their work.
SITUATION AT BEAVER FALLS.
The Company Preparing to Start the Mills
The Advisory Board.
Beaver Falls, Pa., Nov. 15. Wben the
6 o'clock whistles in the Carnegie works
blew last evening there were sixty
mechanics at work getting the machinery
in readiness for the start, which is expected
to be made tomorrow. Groups of former
employes or the company stood at the
street corners, nearthe mill, but they made
o demonstration nor did they interfere
with the men going in or out of the works.
Jjaet night hupenntendent Dillon stated
that he had several hundred applications
of work, many of which were from the old
workmen. He seemed to think that the
sen here realized that it is now time to
look out for themselves.
All Mew Men in the Mills.
Most of the men now at work in the mills
re strangers who came in a few at a time.
Ast night twelve men arrived and were
taken to boarding houses near the works.
Jt large numiwr arrived during the after
Boon. The company will probably give
lormai notice today that they intend to
start the works tomorrow, to give all the
eiu men a chance to return. From ti.e
sinkers nothing can fie l'sarned. There
wan, however, a hope existing among many
f the men that the advisory board meet
big in Pittsburg yesterday would result in
the strike being declared off.
Strike Likely To Be Continued.
Pittsburg, Nov. 15. The advisory
boards of all the Carnegie mills held a con
ference yesterday afternoon to discuss the
question whether the strike should be de
clared off or continued. According to the
statement of President Garland, of the
Amalgamated association, the strike will
ontinne, and the present state of affair
at the Carnegie mills remain unchanged.
The conference continued in secret session
until 10 o'clock last night. The commit
tee appointed by the strikers to visit Home
stead yesterday will report the result of
their Investigation to their respective lodges
today, at which time it is thought final
action on the question of continuing the
strike will be taken.
Capital of the Carnegie Company.
Pittsburg, Nov. 15. The Carnegie com
ompany, limited, has had recorded
the documents detailing the reorganization
of the concern. The total capital stock is
$25.000,000 the greatest aggregation of cap
ital in a limited partnership in this section.
Of the capital Andrew Carnegie holds! 13,
833,833.33, giving him more than $1,000,(IOC
Above the controlling interest. Frick bai
92,750,000. There are in all twenty-three
jnembers of the company.
BUFFALO ELECTION FRAUDS.
A Conspiracy to Connt Ont People Gener
Buffalo. Nov. 15. As the invesl igation
of the election frauds progresses, ti.e proof
becomes more and more convincing that a
conspiracy existed to count out the Repub
lican candidates for district attorney and
superintendent of education. This view is
acquiesced in by the most prominent citi
zens regardless of their political f;vith. Mr.
John G. Milburn, a leading Demociat and
one of the counsel select eil to prosecute the
cases of fraud, is quoted as sayirg that
never in his experience as a Inwjer has
clearer, stronger or more convincing proof
been presented to him than in this instance.
Plan of the Prosecution.
Mr. Spencer, Clinton, another leading
Deinoerat and also of counsel in tl e case,
say that no matter who they are the
guilty men will lie brought to justice.
Mr. Clinton outlined the course to e pur
sued by saying: "The plan of proced ure, so
far as the counsel in the case feel at lilerty
to disclose it, is to institute proceediags at
mice by writ of mandamus to compel the
board of inspectors in cases where lalse or
fraudulent returns have been mule " to
make correct returns.
Will Strike for the Instigators.
"The proofs submitted to the com t will
disclose plainly that fraud has beet! com
mitted and the inspectors in some cases
will be compelled to correct their returns.
In all cases where there is proof of fraud
ulent alteration of returns criminal pro
ceedings will be instituted and pressed to
a speedy termination. It behind tie in
spectors there are other persons who have
instigated these frauds, and this can be
shown, no effort wfll be spared to bring
them to account and to punish them "
THE WAY WE FOOL WITH LAW.
A Wife Murderer Who Should Have Been
Dead Long Ago.
Washington, Nov. 15. The District of
Columbia has on hand in the District jail
a convicted wife murderer, a colored man
named William Douglass Cross, who is
constructively hanged dead.bnt who is still
unexecuted. He was found guiity of mur
der for the second time and sentence! to be
hHnged on the 2d of January last. Tte day
before that named for his execution writ
of error was allowed to the supreme court
of the United States and the execution
was postponed till June 10 last.
The Resourceful Criminal I-awyt r.
The supreme court dismissed the writ of
error on May 16, and thus affirmed the
decree of the lower court that Cross must
hang on June 10. But on May U0, his coun
sel filed a petition for a writ of labeas
corpus which the District court refused to
issue but nevertheless granted an f ppeal
to the supreme court from it ruling. Chief
Justic Fuller yesterday dismissed this
appeal, holding that the jurisdiction of the
supreme court in appeal cases of a; plica
tions for writs of habeas corpus did not ex
tend beyond those cases in whi :h a
monetary value enters as an element.
Depends On the Preslnent Now.
Consequently Cross is construcivelv
dead, as far as the records of the courts
show, having been adjudged legally bt.nged
June 10. But the District court has re
sentenced him to bs again hanged Dec. 3
and on that day the sentence will b-i car
ried out in law and in fact also, unlets the
president intervenes with executive clem
ency. The Great Cotton Lockout.
London, Nov. 15. There is no prospect
of a cessation of the cotton strike, or lock
out, as the operatives prefer to call it. The
second week of the cotton lockout opens
with increased prospects of trouble. There
are 6,OfJ0.0(lO spindles still at work on full
time, and 12,i00,000 are stopped. The Mas
ters federation has asked the owners of
the spindles on full time to shorten I mrs
on Thursday. All have assented e:.i-ept
those at Bolton, who spin Egyptian cotton
chiefly. They plead that their hand are
full of orders. The leaders of the spinners
state that if the employers generally adopt
short time, with a corresponding rtduc
tion of wages, the struggle will termi late.
Trvine to Avert a Will Contest.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 15. Del. A.
Blodgett, one of the richest men in the
state, has divided all his possessions into
three parte, retaining one-third himself and
giving one-third to his son, John W. Blod
gett, and the remainder to Edward I nwe
and wife, nee Blodgett, his daughter. The
estate includes the largest tract of M ichi
gan pine now standing, about half a mill
ion acres of southern timber lands, Urge
investment on the Pacific slope, the
Times building and other real estate in
Chicago, valuable business property here
and various other assets. The total it in
ventoried at $7,200,000.
Shingles Made of Fire Clay.
Stecbexville, O., Nov. 15. Slate roofs
are to be crowded out by shingles mant fac
tnred from a peculiar kind of fire lay.
The material used is a rich plastic lay,
which burns a fast red and is found at var
ious points in this part of the npper Ohio
valley. The clay shingles are said to 1 e as
durable as the best slate and can be sup
plied at a much lower figure. A mane fac
tory is to be started here or at Tor ino.
There is one at Indianapolis.
No Water to Fight Fire.
McKf-Esport, Pa., Nov. 15. Fire which
started in a grocery by the explosion of a
lamp yesterduy swept away six build ngs
and was only stopped by tearing down
buildings, as the drought had left the fcnvn
without water and nothing could be cone
by the fire department until the National
Tube works pnmped water into the city
mains, enabling three lines of hose to get
to work. Loss about (40,000.
Death of Jnstiee Mrrrlman.
BALEIGH. N. C, Nov. 15. Soon aft. 2
o'clock yesterday morning Chief Jus 'ice
Augustus S. Merriman died at his he me
near here of diabetes, after several months
of critical illness. He was born Sept 15,
1830, in what was then part of Bunconbe
county, and early in life after having re
ceived only a common school education
showed high ability.
SLAIN BY HIS SONS.
Atrocious Crime Unearthed
an Illinois Town.
MTJEDEEED AND HIS BODY BURNED.
Story of the Foul Taking-Off of A. M.
Swaithout Ilia Crematory the Straw
Stack, and Ills Murderers Watch the
Flames as They Do Their Ghastly Work
The Body Also Dismembered and Part
Found in a Slough The Two Accused
MoRRisbN, Ills., Nov. 15. One of the
most atrocious crimes ever committed in
Illinois was perpetrated in Lyndon town
ship, this county, last Thursday evening.
For cold-blooded treachery and brutality
it is doubtful if it has an equal in the
whole country. The victim, A. M.
Swarthout, sesiding about two miles west
from the village of Lyndon, was one of the
most prominent and wealthy farmers of
the township. He owned a large farm of
200 or 300 acres of fine land, and was con
sidered one of the most well-to-do farmers
in the county. .He drove to this city Thurs
day afternoon, and after attending to
some business matters started for home,
arriving there about 0 o'clock.
Shot and Then Cremated.
His two sons, John and Ernest Swart
hout, were engaged at work around the
barn when their father returned, but no
words were exchanged between them. Mr.
Swarthout unhitched his horse and put
him in the stable. After ho had unhnr
nesssed his horse some one stepped behind
him and shot him through the head. His
body was tin n placed in a cart and wheeled
about 100 rmls to a straw stack, carried on
top.'and rthen the straw was set on lire.
A daughter of the murdered man was the
first to discover the fire and give the alarm,
when the twe sons rode to the stack, but
made no effort to quench the flumes.
Didn't Search for Their Father.
Upon their return to the house they in
quired where their father was, but as he
had not entered the house after his return
the daughter and Ernest's wife had not
seen him. They ate their supper without
making any search for their father, and
when neighbors called and made inquiries
for him they were informed that he had
prolwbly gone to Lyndon. Nosearch was
inadc for the missing man until a neighlxir,
a Mr. Sturtevant, had called for the third
time upon the scene and insisted thai a
search be made for Mr. Swarthout. He
could not be found.
DISCOVERY OF THE AWFUL CRIMH.
Bones Found in the Ashes and a Thigh ia
Friday morning the aslics of the straw
pile were examined, when portions of the
skull and oher bones were discovered. In
the afternoon a coroner's inquest was
held. The two sons and one son's wife
were the only witnesses. Nothing could lvi
learned from them which would solve tiio
mystery. The jury's verdict seemed to lu)
unsatisfactory even to the jurymen them
selves. Saturday morning the case was
placed in the hands of States Attorney Sta
ger, who began a systematic investigation
and soon discovered clews which led to a
Traced the Path of the Assassins.
The place where the murder took place
was found and each clew followed up,
thus finding the path in which
the body was conveyed to the
straw stack. Then, returning from the
stack, the cart wheels were traced to a
place in the slough bet ween the barn and
stack, where a portion of the skull,
through wHch the bullet passed and to
which one ear was attached, was found.
Here also one of the thighs was found.
Following up the clews other things were
found which produced the greate.-t excite
ment among those who were making the
Bloody Clothing of the Sons.
Clothing covered with blood was found
in sheds, and this belonging to the sons
suspicion was at once aroused that they
were the guilty parties On their evidence
before the coroner's jury they testified that
they had seen no one around the premises
and heard nothing that would lead them
to suspect any prowlers around. At the
time of Swarthout's death he carried a
valuable gold watch and quite a sum of
money. These have not been found.
The Motive, for the Murder.
Saturday evening the two sons were ar
rested and taken before a justice of the
peace at Lyndon for a hearing. Demand
ing an attorney to assist them and there
being none there the preliminary examin
ation was postponed until next Friday.
The fact that Mr. Swarthout intended to
marry again was something that was dis
pleasing to the children, as it might inter
fere with their interest in the property nnd
turn Ernest and his wife away from the
AN OBJECTION FROM THE TURK.
He Doesn't Want Hia Religion Made a
Shew of at the Fair.
Chicago, Nov. 15. A letter was received
by the World's fair directory yesterday,
forwarded by Hon. John W. Foster, secre
tary of state, from the Turkish legation at
Washington, which calls attention to the
fact that "certain Syrian Christians, aided
by certain American missionaries, propose
to have a mosque built outside of the ex
position grounds in order to show the
Americans, for money, what a Mussul
man's religious edifice is. This is the same
as if in an Asiatic city inhabited by M:s
sullmen, a number of persons among them
should erect a church for the purpose of
showing Mussullinen what a Christian re
ligious edifice is.
Thinks It Cannot Be Tolerated.
"Your excellency will, I think, readily
see that such a thing cannot be tolerated in
the United States, where all religions are,
acting to the constitution, respected and
protected. I therefore beg you to send a
copy of this note to the authorities of the
city of Chicago in order thus to prevent
the erection of any mosque outside of the
exposition grounds, especially by persons
who profess a religion which is not the
Mussulman's religion, and who are simply
actuated by the desire of gain without any
regard for the religious feelings of a friend
Trial of Rev. Preserved Smith.
Cincinnati. Nov. 15. The trial for
heresy of Bev. Preserved Sniiih began be
fore the presbytery yesterday and Mr.
Smith made a long argument against the
legality of the charges and against the
quality of the jury which is trjing him.
lie urged that his case was prejudiced in
the minds of at least three of the jury, and
that all had read church papers which con
demned him. His objections were over
ruled on both points and Smi'Ji will con
tinue Lis uefense today.
A Philadelphia and Reading engine ex
ploded at Connor's Crossing, Pa. Five
men were killed and considerable property
destroyed. Following are the dead: Henry
C. Allison, engineer; .William Mackey,
fireman; William Cowhey, engineer; Wil
liam Kendrick, conductor; William Moyer,
Angelo Petrillo was hanged in the New
Haven, Conn., jail yard for the murder of
his brother-in-law, Michael Demeo, on
April 18, 1891.
Amos Shinkle, the original promoter of
the Cincinnati and Covington suspension
bridge, is dead at the age of 74.
Fleming Riggs and Mahaia Priddy
eloped from Mumfordsville, Ky., and were
married at Jeffersonville, Ind. The groom
is 78 and the bride 10.
Obituary: At Waukesha, Captain Elihu
Enos, formerly state school superintendent
of Wisconsin, aged 68. At Lock port, Ills.,
Captain James Leighton, aged 03. At Cin
cinnati, Elihu Fallis, of Bloomington, Ills.,
aged 78. At Washington, Captain
E. S. Densmore, doorkeeper of
the White House. At New York, Ly
sander Thompson, the actor, aged 50.
Mrs. Belmont, of New York, widow of
the late August Belmont and mother of
August and Perry Belmont, is dying.
A Minneapolis pastor shocked his con
gregation by .riding to church on a bicycle.
United States Minister Thayer, The
Hague, denies the report that he intends to
California has again been shaken by an
At a recent meeting of the Society of En
gineers in Vienna, Herr Koster described
his invention of an electric railway calling
into use a motor which will travel 123
miles an hour. The building of a railway
of this description is projected, to be built
along the banks of the Danube, from
Vienna to Budapest h. Each carriage will
be provided with a motor and will be de
signed to carry forty persons.
Another disastrous fire in Milwaukee de
stroyed T. L. Kelly & Co. 's dry goods store,
causing a loss of $155,000.
At the Duke of Marlborough's funeral
many English notables attended. The
dowager duchess will get a fortune in life
John Hill, a St. Louis street car hand,
was bequeated 15,000 recently and didn't
stop till he had "blown it all in," drinking
The residence of Captain Elijah Wneat
on, at Tuckahoe, N. J. has been robbed of
$35,000 in cash, which was left in the house
while the family was absent on a visit.
A block of business houses at Winston,
Ala., was destroyed by fire, causing a loss
of $350,000; insurance, 250,000.
What an Indian Mother Found. '
Portland, Or., Nov. is. An Indian
woman on Colville reservation, in Wash
ington, while out picking berries left her
papoose st rapped to a board as usual, and
leaning against the stump of a tree. She
heard the baby crying, but p lid no atten
tion to it. Half an hour afterward she
went back to the stump. To her horror she
found a large rat tlesnake coiled about the
child's neck. She dispatched the reptile
with a stick, only to find her baby was
dead, having been bitten several times by
It Ia a Grew some llelie.
Washington, Nov. 15. The scaffold
upon which John Brown was executed at
Harpers Ferry, W. Va., arrived here Sun
day for shipment to the World's fair ex
position. The timbers are in a good state
of preservation, though they have served
the purposes of a porch to the residence of
a son of the man who built the scaffold.
Give the Duke His Due.
London, Nov. 15. it has been stated
that the duchess of Marlborough's money
was used to permanently improve Blen
heim, her late husband's property, but
which she cannot inherit, thereby doing
the lady a great financial injustice. This
is false. The money to improve Blenheim
was raised by selling some Blenheim prop
erty. Died of His Injuries.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 15. Rev. Dr. J. R.
Moffett. pastor of the Baptist church in
North D.icville and the recognized Prohi
bition leader, who was shot by J. T. Clark,
a lawyer and prominent Democratic poli
tician, last Friday, died Sunday morning at
A Miscreant (lets Ills' Deserts.
London, Nov. 15. Mr. Thomas Neill
Cream, the poisoner, was hanged in New
gate jail this morning. This villain had
made a business of murdering women of
bad repute, and had a bad record on both
sides of the Atlantic. It is not known how
many were his victims, but they were nu
merous. Bis Conscience Waked Up.
Washington, Nov. 15. A conscience
contribution of $17 from Port Huron,
Mich., was received at the treasury depart
Becovera Hit Speech.
Alphonse Hemphling, 'of Summit town
ship. Butler Co., Penn.. made as affidavit
that his 12-veaisolcl son, who had
had St. Vitus dance for twelve years, lost
his pptcch, wt.8 completely cured after
using? three bottles of Dr. MileB Restora
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speech. Thousands testify to wonderful
cores from using it for nervous diseases,
dyspepsia, nervous debility, dullness, con
fusion of mind, headache, etc. Four
doses of this Nervine cured Mrs. W. E.
Bums, South Bend, Ind., who had been
suffering with constant headache for
'nreemoDths Trial bottle and elegant
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Many persons are unable to sleep on
their left side. The cause has long been
a puzzle to physicians. Metropolitan
papers speak with great interest or Dr.
Franklin Milee, the eminent Indiana
ioecialtst in nervous and heart diseases,
who has proven that this habit arises
from a diseased heart. He has examined
and kept on record thousands of cases.
His New Heart Core, a wonderful remedy,
is sold at Hartz & Bahnsen's. Thousands
testify to its value as a cure for heart
diseases. Mrs. Chae. Benoy, Loveland.
Celo. , says Its effects on her were marvel
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