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THE AliGUS, MONDAY, DECEMKEii 5, !892.
Highest of all in Ltavenirj Tower.
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VXDAT. I ECEMBER 5 If 92
The Detective Firm Prepares a
SAinan points of the document
Which Will B Fartorthe Homlad In
veitlgatlon Record Men Only Sent to
the Mill Vnder 1'romis that Thry
Should Be brputlced Defense or Their
Kcputattoiu and Charges Aguinut K. ot
I Leaden Powderly Accused of Per
Jnry The Pinkerton View Generally.
Nrw York, Dec 5. At the request of
the United States senate investigating com
mittee Robert A. and William A. Pinker
ton have prepared a- statement in connec
tion with their testimony before the com
mittee as to the nature of their business
and the occurrences at Homestead July 6,
1892. The statement was driven to the press
Saturday night, and contains 12,000 words,
and begins by reviewing the trouble at the
p-T-piie mills in Homestead and the
Cttuses which led to the battle between the
Pinkerton men and the strikers July 6 last.
Continuing, the statement says that before
the Pinkerton watchman had started from
New York or Chicago the Carnegie com
pany applied to the hih sheriff of Alle
gheny county. He conceded that he would
be practically powerls to handle such a
large strike and to protect the lives of non
union employes if any atimpt should be
made to send any such workmen to Home
stead, and even then the agency refused to
send men unless the sheriff would promise
to deputize them.
The Vital Principle at Stake.
lie recites the condition of affairs at
Homestead the practical absolute control
of the advisory committee, etc and then
aays: "There was only one vital principle
at stake in the contest betwaen the Amal
gamated associaton and the company,
namely: whether the latter should be al
lowed to employ non-union men. This the
Amalgamated association and its advisory
coin mi tee were determined to prevent by
force if necessary. The company refused
to arbitrate its differences because its offi
cials desired to manage their own business,
and more particularly because twice be
fore they had arbitrated and the Amalga
mated association had refused to abide by
the decision of the referees." Keferrinjj to
the attack of the strikers on the Pinkerton
men, Mr. Pinkerton says: "The attack
was made not because the strikers were
suddenly excited or exasperated at the
presence of our men, but la-cause they be
lieved the barges contained nonunion la
borers." ke an Odionn Comparison If True.
He ilefendsthe characterof his watchmen
from the assaults made upon them, and
Bays their recommendations are on file in
the Pinkerton offices and can be svku if
necessary. He then strikes back as fol
lows: "The labor leaders are constantly at
tacking the character of the men en. ployed
by our agency. One of the most virulent
f these men and the man who is perhaps
ekioest to Mr. Powderly, namely Master
'Workman James Hughes, is now under
conviction at Rochester for blackmail and
extortion. Mr. Powderly and the KnigLts
of Labor have repeatedly abused the gov
ernor of this state for not pardoning
Hughes, and saving him from serving 1 :s
term of imprisonment. This man Hugh' s
as we are informed, was originally a p. o
fensional thief, and worked as a pick pock-1,
forger, and burglar. Has served terms of
Imprisonment, and it was in prison that he
was forced to learn the only trade that he
knows, namely, that of a cloth cutter. He
Is now the president. In the United States,
ef the United Clothing Cutters and Tailors'
District assembly No. Sftil of the Knights of
Labor and a national organizer of assem
blies. CALLS POWDERLY A PERJURER.
Aad Bays HU Testimony Could Be Shown
to Be False.
"We know of no complainU on the part
f our employers as to the integrity, sobrie
ty and behavior of our watchmen engaged
fca these strikes. None of our watchmen
have so far as we know, ever been convicted
ef a crime Mr. Powderly, who is at the
bead of the Knights of Labor, charged that
we employed men of bad character, al
though he admitted that none of our men
had ever been convicted of a crime. His
testimony before the judiciary committee
of the house of representatives would have
reunited in his conviction for perjury if
given in a court of justice and its falsity
would have been early shown had he been
row-examined by any one familial- wilh
Believes Labor Leaders Insincere.
After quoting some of Mr. Powderly's
alleged testimony, Mr. Pinkerton says: "It
annot reasonably be doubted that if labor
organizations, or their leaders, honestly
condemned outrage and force, they could
readily discipline and control their own
members, and we should no longer witness
the scenes that attend nearly every strike,
and that are such a disgrace to labor in
this country." Editorials from a number
of papers are quoted to show that if license
were given to the labor organizations it
could otly end in anarchy.
Kot Responsible for Violence.
To offset the assertions made before the
bohm committee by ' labor leaders, that
there would be no violence during strikos
bat for the exasperating presence of Pink
rtons, Pinknrton oalla attention to out
sages perpetrated by strikers at several
places where no Pinkerton man were em
ployed. He points out the expense mt
maintaining a large permanent poll a
force or calling out the militia in strUie
emergencies, si:;! rr.ysitis evident that it
to not to the jutese.-. of the employer U
rely entirely on such protection. He de
clares that arrangements are being par-
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fereted Tor a grpunrrc smire next ye. r
which will probabiy jeopardize the success
of the AYorld'a fair and certa.nly injure
Wants to CrmM-Examine.
Pinkerton tieclares that in a riod of 2(3
years, although the men employed by the
ayency in stiikeshave frequently been sub
jected to harh treat ment at tho hands of
the strikers, only two of the .atter hava
been killed bj- Pinkerton men in tfcat time,
and in each case the men were acquitted.
In conclusion Pinkerton declares that he
has always had the fullest sympathy
with latxjr organizations propeily
and honestly conducted, that he
he courts the fullest investigation, and that
if an opportunity had been given to cross
:xaniine those who testified ajrainst t!.e
agency it woald have htcH sbovn that the
accusations were unfounded.
THE MAYOR HAS A WORD."
Chief Brown, of Pittsburg, Instructed In
the City Un,
Pitts Rous, Dec. 5. Mayor Giurleyhas
addressed a long commuuicatior to Chief
Brown of the, department of put lie safety,
with refere- .-e tothe order of the latter
issued to the police Friday, by means of
which the houses of ill-repute were again
open Friday night. In his letter Mayor
Ciourley says: "My order to yoa of Nov.
30 did not direct you to eject this inmates
of houses of ill-fame; it simply and only
directed you to enforce the law iigainst all
houses of ill-repute in the city. The law
only convicts after examination and hear
ing and does not profess to iu est you or
nie with despotic power."
Can Be Fined and Confined.
ne scores the chief forturningthe women
into the streets, which is not lawful, and
tells him what is lawful. He says to the
chief: "As you have led these women to be
lieve they conld conduct their t usiness in
this city with safety I would suj. gest that
you serve notice upon them that after a
reasonable time, sufficient time to allow
them to arrange for shelter els -where a
week, if you please you will enfoi ce the law
by arresting from day to day every inmateor
keeper of such houses, and leave it to the
police magistrates to inflict the sentence of
the law upon such as may be fourid guilty."
The law provides 11,000 flue and two years'
imprisonment for keepers of such houses.
WILL BE NO BIG STRIKE.
Another New York Sensational Report
Chicago, Dec. 5. Referring to the re
port of an int-nried great strike n 1SH3, in
which the name of Joseph Hernerle was
freely used as stating that the s-trike was
sure to coT-ie off and lie a gigantic affair,
anil sa;(! Weiu-rle was a'd to lie secretary
of the Switf h:utit' Mutual Ail associa
tion, (.Jran i I.!si.-r Wils.iu, of the switch
men, says there is n j tr.:th in wl at Hem
erle also if th. re v., r. a;-,y truth in it
Hernerle would 1.01 kvnw it. Heisnjt
secretary of the ;.s-r- : iou and tins lately
been "tired" fr.r.n .lie puiitk.u of secretary
to his own lo.iye.
fonflrnud by Mr. Morianty.
M. J. Morianty, master of tho Buffalo
lodge of which Mr Hernerle was formerly
secretary, was in the city Saturday, and
corroborated the statements made by Mr.
Wilson. He said that no such proposition
had ever 1ku considered by his o vn lodge,
and attributed Hemerle's interiew to a
desire to gain a little notoriety to further
his political aspirations. Frank Swteney,
of the Switchmen's Journal, v-rites an
article in his puper to the effect that Hern
erle speaks without authority, at d denies
the alleged intention to strike.
Justice Between Two Stoo s.
KKOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec 5. Wa h Boyer,
a young farmer who murdered his father
near Newport a year ago and threw the
mutilated remains in a cave to shield him
self, was Saturday sentenced to tv enty-one
years at hard labor in prison. The verdict
of the jury was denounced by many law
abiding citisens as too li'ht, and ly friends
of Boyer as vnjust. While one side was
talking of ly-ching the prisoner and anot her
of releasing him, he was quietly placed in
a passing train and brought to thU city for
Fight Between Horse and Steer.
Spkingfisld, O., Dec. 5. A toad steer
and a young horse loose in A. H. havener's
pasture fought a terrific and blooey battle.
The fight lasted for over half an b ur. The
horse finally became weakened from loss
of blood and fell to the ground. 1 he steer
then dashed its horn into the horse's stom
ach, disembowelling him. He diid within
Big Bequest to Boston.
Boston, Dec 5. The recent tleath of
Mrs. Ash ton at Ttinbridge Wells, Cheshire.
England, hns brought to Boston the din
tribution of a munificent legacy among the
poor of this city. The income is 000.000.
the invested property of Elisha Vinton
Ashton, a Bostonian who married an Eng
lish lady and died in ISfyt.
Clevelund Leaves Broadwater.
Exmoue, Va., Dec. 3. President-elect
Cleveland started north from this place at
about 6:30 hist evening. He traveled in a
private car with a guard at each tntrance.
The Grip Beappears la Eumpt,
HamjiCBO, Dec. 5. The infiuensa has re
appeared here. About twenty eas have
They Call tor Free Tradt.
Chicago, Dec S. At yesterday's meeting
of the Trade and Labor Assembly resolu
tions were adopted in the form of a com
munication to President-elect Cleveland,
urging him to call an extra session of con
gress for the repeal of the McKmley law.
The resolutions declare the assembly to be
in favor of free trade, and ask Cleveland to
aid in hastening the time when custom
houses will be known only in history.
Two Children Drowned at Kan kakee.
KAJ.K.AKKK, 111., Dec 5. Two children,
6 and 9, sons of Rudolph Hum, were
di owned in the Kankakee river yesterday
wiiile playing on a large cake of ii a Tu o
other children who were also on the ion
were rescued by byntandurs.
AT THE OLD STAND.
Cur National Law Factory on
THE STATESMEN EETUEN TO DUTY
Drmocrati lonk liappy. Republicans
Somewhat Otherwise o Message Until
To-morrow Little Legislation Looked
For Except that Providing the N'eeces
ary Funds to Keep Things Moving
Wahburn Sanguine as to the Fate of
the Anti-Option BilL
Washington, Dec. 5. With a large pro
portion of the members present in both
houses the second session of the Fifty-second
congress met today at noon. The
scenes on t he floor before the gavel fell call
ing the members of the house to business
were similar to those of other congresses,
and there was a crowd in the galleries.
The smiles which adorned the faces of the
Democrats Were, however, more expressive
than ever before, probably in view of the
great November slump and the almost
certainty that the next congress would
have a Democratic majority in both
branches, with a Democratic president "at
the other end of the avenue" to review the
work; while the Republican smile was sar
donic a sort of wait-till-1896 sort of affair.
Message To Be Sent in Tomorrow.
After ascertaining that a quorum was
present in each branch resolutions were
passed authorizing the appointment of
committees to call on the president and in
form him that congress was organized and
ready to proceed to business. The commit
tee was informed and so reported that the
president would shortly communicate wilh
congress in writing. The message is ex
pected to roach the Capitol at about 1
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. While the
committees were executing the commission
entrusted to them the senate and house had
very little todo. and didn't want to do that,
as usual on opening days. There was much
conversation in the waiting period, and
many a quiet thrust was exchanjx. d between
Will Push the Anti-Option Bill.
It is the general impression that the
coming session will add but little to the
legislative records of the country except in
the matter of appropriation bills. The
first order of business on the CHlendar of
the senate is the anti-option bill, and it is
the purpose of its friends to maintain it in
its favored position until disposed of by a
vote. Washburue, who has charge of the
the campaign in favor of the bill, says the
recent rise in cotton has not tended to
alienate support from the measure, al
though he admits he was afraid it mi;.'iit
do so. He says: "Our determination is to
keep the anti-option bill on the calendar as
unfinished business until it is di;-iXKd of.
o Abandonment of the Fight
"Ijist session I allowed the bill to be laid
aide iulurmaliy a numberof tinier in order
that senators niii.'ht obtaiu consideration
for measures in which they wereinteresu-!.
This si smuu, while occasionally the a:i5 i-opii.-n
bill may give wav informally lor
mat i,. rs that cau be promptly acted i:p m,
it will not he disjd.-tfcd by any propoiii. u
thai causes iietite, unless it is voted out of
it pres. iif advantageous position l yns
opponents. We shall persist incur endeavor
to secure action, and fchall not voluniar.iy
aU.ndon the ht."
Thinks lie Has Two to One.
Woshhnrne estimate the nunil.-rof the
friends of the bill at two to one to its op
ponents ana says no other bill can
taken up in its place. But a lively contest
on this point may be expected should Sher
man U7iUert;.ne to aut..j;.ii:iie iLc liicuj.u
wiLi a bill I repeal the aiiwr law of itOG,
which he has intimated he will introduce.
The proposition covered by this bill is of
such general interest, it is believed by
some, that i consideration could be se
cured even against the anti-opiion bill.
Nonpof the appropriation bills is expected
in the senate Oefore the holidays.
A Week of Waiting In the House.
There is nothing of special importance on
the house calendar, and no appropriation
bills are expected to make their appearance
the first week of the session. Efforts will bo
made to push several bills that attracted
attention l:is- session relating to the reve
nue. Scott of Illinois has given notke
through the press of an intention to urge
his bill for the repeal of the sugar bounty.
But the first week will probably not show
any measure further along on the calendar
than it now is.
Estimate of the New Congress.
Wasuinotun, Dec. 5. Hon. James
Kerr, clerk of the house of representatives,
has compiled a list of the representatives
elect to the Fifty-third congress. It in
cludes all, but the two from Rhode Island
not yet elected, and the one from the Fifth
Michigan district, yet in doubt. In the list
are 217 Democrats, 124 Republicans and
Bismarck Kot a Bead Issue.
BKBIXK, Dec 5. Prince Bismarck ar
rived at Friedrichsruk from Vara is Satur
day evening, ttespite the heavy enow
storm half the people in the district turned
out to meet him. The crowd waited pa-,
tiently at the station for the prince's train,
which was half an hour late, and when he
appeared cheered him repeatedly. The
prince bowed and smiled, but made no
speech. All the houses with in sight of the
cos tie were illuminated.
Looking tor B 1,000,000 In Cold. 1
Xew OKLSAiB, Dec. 5. The Times-Democrat's
City of Mexico special says: There
is much excitement in this city over h
search that is being conducted by Inoco
Dosta and associates in the little town of
Tepezotlan, near here, for $21,000,000 in
gold that, according to tradition support
ed by documentary evidence, lies buried in
the old cathedral of Tepeootlan, where it
was stored by the Jesuits about the close
the eighteenth century.
Kind of -Mixed Things I'd.
Elizabeth, N. J., Dec B. William H.
Moffatt, a New York land speculator, was
arrested here yesterday afternoon while
conducting an auction sale ot building lots
in connection with a free barbecue and sa
The Burlington, Iowa, Building.
Washington, Dec a. Bids were opened
at the treasury department Saturday for
the stone and brick work of the Burling
ton (Iowa; public building. The Minne
sota Stone company of Minneapolis, Minn.,
was the lowest bidder at 4U0,.
Fur at Toledo.
Toledo, Dec S. .Fire broke out in the
Rational Malleable Castings company, in
East Toledo, yesterday. The main offices
and entire left wing ot the big plant ne
destroyed. The lues la about $80,000.
Benson Bidwell, of Rochester, Ind., has
suexl the Toledo street railway people for
infringing on his patents for fundamentals
in the application of electricity to the mov
ing of cars on railways. This will be a
test case, and if successful suits will be
brought all over the country. There's
millions in it.
Land 100 miles northwest of Sioux City,
la., to the amount ot 6JO,0!iO acres will soon
be opened for settlers. It is part of the
Geore P. Money, son of a representative
elect from Mississippi, shot and killed R
E. Elam, a Populist leader, at Carroliton,
Miss., in a quarrel growing out of politics.
"Mrs. Lottie Anderson Bernard," who
committed suicide with a pistol and whose
body was found on the street at San Diego,
Cala., last week, is believed to he Lizzie
Wylie, who is stated to have eloped from
Detroit with auother woman's husband.
It is said the Mafia has broken out at
Cleveland. Several Italians have been at
tacked recently, but the assailants were
caught, which is not characteristic of the
A report from St. Louis that five great
wire manufacturing firms had formed a
barled wire trust is positively denied at
Thomas Jl. Boyd, son of Augustus Boyd,
of Philadelphia, fell in love with a beauti
ful Mexican prostitute and married her.
They frequently quarreled, and have just
had their last. Boyd is dead, shot by his
wife, and the wife his taken poison and
When the grave was opened in which the
remains of Mrs. Mayhor No. 4 should have
been no body was found nor any sign that
there ever had been one there. The desire
was to ascertain if this wife had been pois
oned as well as No. 5. .The grave was a few
miles from Sidney, la.
It is said that Governor Peck's son will
sell Peck's Sun in a few days.
Mrs. Clover, wife of the Populist repre
sentative from the Third Kansas district,
has applied for divorce on the ground of
The ocean steamer Spree en route from
Europe to America broke her shaft, which
pounded a hole in her and her passengers
thought for a time that she would sink in
mid-ocean. Her watertight bulkheads
saved her and she was towed back to
Mr. and Mrs. Nickelson and their two
children were drowned while trying to ford
a swollen creek near Pleasanton, Cala.
The man who can succeed in patching up
France's broken up cabinet has not yet
Ex-Mayor Cregier, of Chicago, is seri
ously ill with pneumonia. He is P2 years
old and his friends are anxious about him.
Two cablt trains on the West Side at
Chicago collided and four persans were se
verely injured cuts, bruises and "shake
ups." Joseph Camilla went home at Chicago
and began abusing his wife, finally draw ing
a revolver. The woman got possession of
the "gun" and shot the brute dead.
Louis C. Kittson, son of the late X. W.
Kittson, is dead. He was 25 years old and
heir to $500,0)0.
Decided Against Colonel Bitter.
Indianapolis, Dec. 5. Colonel Eli Hit
ter, of this city, the Prohibition leader who
presided over the Cincinnati convention
which nominated Bidwell, failed in his
suit against Leonard H inkle for damages.
Shortly before the Cincinnati convention
Hinkle branded Rittr as an infamous
scoundrel, unworthy of confidence or cre
dence. These circulars were scattered
among the delegates at Cincinnati. Hitter
brought suit for 10,000 for libeL The ca
was given to the jury Saturday, and, after
deliberating an hour and a haif, a verdict
was returned for the defendant.
The Way to Get Rid of 'Km.
Bassktt, Neb., Dec. 5. Jim Cooper, liv
ing on a ranch near here, came iuto town
yesterday and walking up aud down the
streets with a ritie aud revolver ordered
everyone to stand back. Sheriff Harris
was sent for and Cooper took refuge in a
room in the Vai:ey uous. The sheriff or
dered him three times to put bis gun down.
He refused aud the sheriff shot him
through the heart. Cooper had said that
he would kill any one who attempted to
TLo Fafe of a Public Servant's Wife.
St. Louis, Dec. 5. Prominent St. Louis
ans recently turned their attention to
raising a fund for the widow of the late
Samuel Randall. Saturday it was decided
to give a grand ball at Exposition Music
hall for her benefit. Further details will
be given in a short time and the public will
inform edaof the arrangements for the sale
Ieath of a Betired' Officer.
Washington, Dec 3. Brigadier General
Benjamin W. Brice, retired, did last even
ing at his rooms in this city, aged t years.
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Business men, mechanics and farmers find them a source of inj-nmi-n'
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