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Pinkertons and Work
men Fighting at
Five Detectives and
Seven Mill Hands
K Willi Cannon ai
300 Hired Vidocqs Held
at Bay by 5,000
The Situation Grayo
and tho Governor
( BPFCIAL TO THE KTEKIHO WORt D 1
HoiiEsTiuv, Fa., July 0. A bloody battlo
bas taken place between the workmen
lucked out of Andrew Carnegie's mill and
oo Plnkerton men sent from Pittsburg to
Invent tbe works.
1 be light occurred at daylight at the steam
boat landing near tbe mills, where tbe work
men were massed topievont tbe officers from
The detectives, according to tbe statement
ol several eyewitnesses, began hostilities by
opening nre wltu lnchestero on the men.
The nre was returned from revolvers and
uotiins, and the workmen uiado so deter
mined a resistance that tho offlcers weie
liable to lanct
Several persons were wounded on each side,
M It Is reported among tho men that fiio
n&kertou detectives were killed outright.
He detectives are still on barges In the
Hicr, unable to land, and a statement from
Hitm cannot now be obtained.
a the side of the workmen seven men
rre wounded, and one of these, the foreman
"'IneiniU, Is said to have died since the en
I'lement. At e.io o'clo:k the detectives began filing
'tain at some of tbe workmen still on the
1tr bank, and It is supposed that they ore
ireparlnij to make another attempt to land.
Too workmen have secured arms and am
munition, and a desperate fight Is In pros
pect. "HKKt TUP. WORKMEN dOT THEIR OCSS.
H U said that tho amorles of tbe Homestead
fWa ot the a. A. It. and Sons of Veterans
M tne Hibernian Itlfle Company have been
"Ucd by the locked-out men, Wbethor or
""this Is so, the mill bands have certainly
cured guns and ammunition from some un
"Peciid quarter and are fairly well equipped
Tin: Kiannna rinrwep.
UTin The righting was renewed shortly
'" 8 o'clock, and the battle continued for
jhait an hour, it wan precipitated by
Nnkerton men making an effort to effect
" wildest excitement preialli In the
, Thousindiof workmen from all Ut
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surrounding places are reported to be march
ing towards Homestead to relnforco tho
In the second engagement Henry strengcl
til P., Kit. A T. RR. InlDOS ACROSS TnP MONONOAnELA RIVER.
near where mi riant took place.
was killed and several men were wounded.
William Foy was shot and killed In the first
The bodies of both men wcro taken home.
Great excitement provatls.
A workman named Wallace was fatally
hot at Ninth street. He was removed to his
The workmen have sunt a fortification of
steel ban on tbe river bank and over 1,000
men are within.
The crowd on shore is constantly Increas
ing, and It Is more determined than ever to
prevent any one landing from the boat.
All the trains are carefully watched and all
means of entrance to tbe works arc guarded
by tho men, and a desperate struggle Is
It Is reported that the captain ot the Pink
ertons Is dead. In tho first assault ho was
seen to fall, and be has not been seen since,
Ihe men have received ammunition and
guns. They are better prepared than last
night. They swear that the Pinkertons will
never land while a man remains alive In
At this time (0 a. i.) a body ot the men aro
rolling barrels ot oil to tbe river. It Is their
Intention to set fire to tbo oil and burn tbe
Pinkertons from the position they have held
with Bafcty slnco da) light.
r AI10HEH3 CfMNO BI.A7INO Oil. AND A CANVOV.
It a. v Tho strikers haie fired a car of oil
standing near the works on the P., V. and C.
road, for the purposo ot setting Are to tho
EAST END Or CARHEQ1E rLANT AT HOMESTEAD.
New converting mill, lltMnoh Ditto,
THREATENED TO MOW TOWN ETERTBODT IN
Before the second attempt was made to
land, the officer In charge ot the detectives
announced to the crowd of workmen assem
bled on the bank that his men were Pinker
tons, and that he would land them It be had
to mow down everybody In sight.
He then ordered bis men to advance, and as
they advanced from the barge they were met
by a sbowcr ot lead from tbe rifles and pistols
of tho workmen.
Tho officers fell back for an Instant as lr
repulsed, but they were promptlj rallied,
and marching eight abreast endcaiorcd to
get ashore. They were driven back again,
It Is not definitely known how many men
are on tbe two barges. There are thought to
be at least throe hundred In tbe party, but
some of these may be non-union workmen.
Armor mill. Now ooen.neartti mill.
detedtlves' touts in the river. They expect
tn set the river on fire.
'iho men havo also placed a cannon on the
hill on tbo north sldo of tbe river and are
firing into tbe boat. Palls and pieces of
Iron aro being used, and at every Bhot the
boat's side Is penetrated and pieces thrown
into the air.
No move has been made to stop tbe shoot
ing. Not a soul can be seen on tbo boat and
no word can bo gotten from or to it.
Tho workmen claim that at least five men
on the boat were killed or fatally Injured.
One man alone says be saw six fall.
Dr. J. Osborno's bouso Is turned Into a hos
pital and ho has treated ten men. On every
hand men are gathering ammunition of all
kinds. Xxery possible form ot fire arms Is
being gathered and shotguns are being
loaded with buckshot.
A STEAMER BIST 10 I1IF REM.IE.
The steamer Little Bill came down the
AMiKEW CAKNkOIK STi EL JIILI AT llOMT'-TEAh AVD MEW FROM THE OKTII BAMS.
boieial ot tho Plnkurtous were hit, but no
one Is allowed to go aboard and their los
cannot be definitely ascertained. It Is le
portedthutthe captain of tbe tug Is among'
the dead In the flotilla.
Alreadj seven o( the locked-out men hive
been killed. John Morris was killed In tbe
la.1 effort to land the onicers, and at least
Mx others wciei wounded.
The killing ot Morris seems to have craved
the poople, and men, women and children are
running through the streets, crying for re
venge and for blood.
IOSSES OV TUE LABOR BIDE.
'l be killed on the workmen's side are i
Join MoBRir, ibot throagh tentro of foreknd,
ntrrlod, bat no children I m htr.
Hesirt Btbieoel, agod twontj-ono join, uu
totrrlod, ihot throuih nock and killed iniuntl;.
- Marecowibet, a Hoot rln loborar, iliot
ItCBEN Forrest, loot throuih tho hoirt.
Amdraw Strirqel, brothoi of Utnrr, thot
Marti" For, bettor, mtrrlid tail lettrt Ato
Following are the names of the wounded,
but there are believed to be other casualties
which have not been reported i
allLRS Locoibix, djinE, (hot through lego ind
Joi Bitta, (hot through Us.
Marti! Murrat, shot ibroagh Ugi.
Wtufcx rur, i rthftWy UuUt.
AxdrewRocbler, oorloatlr. I
I'AWtMrR, rociltnl tnjiromdi
i river shortly before it o'cliwk this morning
to take off the Pinkertons who were Impris
oned in their barge, 'i here was a largo num.
bcr of now men on I ho boat. 1 he moment It
i reached the shore a regular fusillade took
'Hie Little lllll hAdau American nag on the
bow. 'J he men say It had assistance tor the
Pinkertons Imprisoned In tho barge. At all
events a fusillade began In which the strikers,
tbo Pinkertons and persons on the Little Mill
took part. It continued ten minutes and was
mixed with hoarse, derisive cheering from
the men In tli mill.
Tbo cannoneers acrosH the river Hied three
cannon balls at the Little lllll. Their aim
was bud, ana one ball entering tbe open
hearth dtpurtuient, took off a man's head,
'Iho htrll.ers now claim that besides the
captain and lieutenant of the 1'lnkcrlous,
four other men were shot and fell from the
barge. One plnkerton man, becoming des
perate. Jumped off the rear and tried to swim.
Ilo was drowned The pilot of the I Ittle lllll
i The boat was drhen off and proueded
down Iho rlter. 'Iho men have telegiaphed
to have It held at tho lock.
TBR OOVERNOR APPEALED TO.
Pittsburo, Pa., July a-io.10 a. m. bher-'
Iff UcCleary has Jurt wired Gov. Paulson
that he Is unable to cope with the Homestead
men- The situation is very grave. There
are 6,000 striken on tho ground, and unlaw
something Is dono promptly there wilt bo
great loss of life.
Sheriff Mccicnij has decided not to send
any deputies in lltmcstead unfit lie henrs ,
fioin the Governor In answer to thu following i
' ?. F. Iitttsu)iftiui?iinrt tlnn Wiuig
"Hlluatlonat Homestead cry gruvo. My
dirutleswcre uilven from the ground, and
watchmen sent by mill-owners ntlnikul.
(that wire exchanged, and suino mm wire
killed and woundid.
I'nless prompt means aro taken topic
vent It furtbir bloodshed and great destrue-1
tlon of properly liny bo expected. '1 he strlk
Ing workmen and their friends ou the giound
number A OOO, and tho rlvll authorities lire
unablo to cope with thnin. Wish you would
send Instructions at once.
"V. II, McC'ikaht."
rhirgt'of the men in several lirgo strikes.:
lie was tw a) s considered n very I'liiiser Mil le
nan. When seen In one of the rooms at the
InspUul this afternoon be tiihl'
" I li id ch irvo nf them men, and they were '
pi ki'd up In Chicago and aow 'icrk. 'I hey
weic a s cij f ilr lot ol men. 1 he-y numti red
V.OO nil told, nti 1 1 give them Mrlct orders not
to snoot tint it thu wiro llred upon.
"ttlnu w'u piiKceded to land tho whistle
lloiv and ItnmeJntcly tho etrlkers com
iiieucul to shoot. 'In protect ourselves we
hid to return tho llro. Mien or eight ot
our men nre hurt, but I do not Know their
Capt lliln stated that ho did not know
much about the strike, but lint ho bad been
ANOTHER VIEW or 1IIP PTFM HIM.
The bherlff Bald: "I believe It would bo
Bulcldol for mo to take iny men there. We
could not hopo lo eopo with .",000 men. I
expect a reply soon, and will then know what
to do. I think the Governor will at one
ordered to lake charge ot tho non-union men
and protect the property, and that ho In
tended to do this th host ho know how.
" The odds wero against us," ho eontlnued,
" and It was bard lo do tni thing. I regret It
THE THRFK-STRAND RARBED-WIRE FRSCF TWFriP FPIT IHOn BnBROrSDtSO CARNPOIE, PHIPPS
It itl.'s WOKIS.
I'hotoljj Worn n Arllil
como on, and I hope for good results from
WOCNDEB PPTECT1VES TAXFS TO PITTPBtRO.
Capt. 1". II. Ileln, wbo had charge of tho
Plnkerton men at Homestead, was brought to
the Homreopathlo Hospital In this city at noon
ery much that any shooting was done."
WHAT ONF OF TnE DETECTIVPS SATS.
Charles Hoffman, a brother of J. O. Hoff
man, one of tho men Injured, was at tho hos
pital this morning. He 19 a joiing man and
' did not seem to know much about the busU
KSTIIAMI TO WOKIS AT XLMIAII. HFAIIOV, P. V. ASII l RB. OATF.
l'h.itol.J WuMlli Allut J
with five companions who wero wounded
'1 he list ot Plnkerton men at ine hospital is
J KL1NF, liol In Iho lt..l ilrtlli (iiKt.il
I apt V II III IX, iliot in loft lr( lull.t 'I
ness. lie bald that his home wis In Chicago
and that bo was employed b tho Pinkertons
" 1 was nevir In this limine-.! before, and i
did not read inueh about It, but I had a 111 fly
expeipnce this morning When wo were
f iJ I
trAclod, will rocovtr
HCfoiEiVrLio, .hot in right ihuolder
I J G Hot mm, thot tn right log.
1 UavipLeiter, ibot In hotdi Btrloailj lojarod
Another man was thot In the arm, but be
left the hospital and the authorities did not
know hi name.
CAPT. BRIM'S TXR8I0K OF THE TROUBLE.
Capt. Ileln has been in the employ ot the
rinkertona for many years, ana bas had
I about to land at tho works the otrlkcru com
menced firing at u, Bnd we returned the
Ilie. They started tho whole business.
My brother and about seren others wero
I left the boat to come down here with
my brother. I don't know Just how many
men came here from Chicago, but there were
ten ooacbes In the train I oame over on, and
they were all Plnkerton men. The bullets
I that wire taken from tlo mm wounded on
tho tnrges were of :i'J. calibre."
IOSMI.TIM1 WITH C1IAIRIIAS HUCX.
In Sheriff Median's officii Mcrs. Wclb"
1 and Makenlght, of tho Amalgamated Asso
ciation; Knox and llecd, representing the
iMrnegte Mecl Company ; tho Sheriff, and II.
y. is t !.
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THE DOVBIE BARRED-WIKE FliNCB ISrtOSISd THE I IVF I F lIMVfl Til Tllr I II X F lllll KFl ISN V
rLKHIASFII BY lAHSl.illK. I 1111 rs ell.
Photo lijr limit II Aril. I 1
D. Petty, bis attorney, wero tn consultation
for two Hours, and then Messrs. Knox and .
Itced aiid It. U. Petty left and went to eon-1
suit with 11. C. Frlck, Chairman ot tbo Car-!
ncgle Company. Mr, Wcl lie said:
' I am here to see If this matter rinnoi be
arranged, and I am hopeful this day will 'eo
tbo troublo ended. I bellevo tno whole ques
tion can be peaceably arranged and no more
bloodshed follow. The attorneys for Carnegie
and the Sheriff nro now in consultation, and
I hope for good resutts."
Mr. Loiejoy, Secretary of the Carnegie
Steel Company, to-day Bald the men who
went up on tbe boat were deputy sheriffs,
and were sworn In by Deputy hherlff raj,
who went upon the boat with tbem. Ilo
addodthat tbe Company wero not responsi
ble for anj trouble, as tho whole matter was
now In tbe hands of the Bherlff.
iat ten were billed is tub sfcovd fioht.
Four of the locked-out workmen came down
from Homestead this morning. They say tho
second battle was mora serious than at first
reported. Tney assert that five plnkerton
men and a like number of the workmen wero
killed outright, and that a number nf others
were scrlouBly Injured
Among tbe alarming reports that liavo
reached the city Is one that tho four men
mentioned above camo to the city toseuiro
dynamite and nltro-glyccrlne for the purpose
of blowing up the barges on which the detec
tives are housed. Tho report could not bo
confirmed, although tha men admitted that
they wero going back to Homestead to-aaj .
The Btory, however, Is not credited, but is
given as one ot the rumors.
CIAIUS THE U1IL IIIMH FIRED TUE FIBT
The steamer that assisted tn towing tho
barges to Homestead arrived In thu ell)
shortly alter noon. Capt. llogurs was very
Indignant at the action of tho sti Ikcr, w hleh
he termed as disgraceful, and a Mot on
liuuianll)." He said1
"1 noicr saw such a cowardly attack as
thoso strikers niad. They had a fortifica
tion ot pig Iron, and the minute the boat
arrived there they commenced firing. Not a
shot was fired by the Plnkerton men until
tnreo of tholr comrades were shot down like
STORY OF THEjTRST BATTLE.
pt AMOtiATin rnrM 1
PlTTSBORO, Pa., July 0 A fierce battle be.
tween Plnkerton detectives and thelocka.
out emplO)ees at Homestead occurred at i. .10
o'clock this morning.
Twelve men were shot and a number will
probably die. Among the wounded, It Is re.
ported, were five Plnkerton men.
At an early hour this morning 300 Plnker
ton detectlies arrived In Pittsburg rroru the
Fast, They were quietly marched to tho
Monongahela Itlvcr, where they wero loaded
on barges and shipped to Homestead at
The news ot their arrlial spread rapldli,
and when the ttcam tug llde towing tho
barges arrived at Homestead there were
ft,000 people waiting to meet them.
As soon as the Pinkertons attempted to
land they were resisted by the men and a
riSEERTON HEN 1EOAN THE BHOOTINO.
The Pinkertons opened Ere, and at tb first
olley two workmen fell. This enraged the
crowd and they bore down upon the Pinker
tons w 1th resistless force.
Nobody stopped to Inquire whether the
now comers were deputy sheriffs, Plnkerton
detectives or non-union laborers.
Aftor the exchango ot shots the crowd
grouped on the bank fill liaik, ellmbul mir
the heap of rubbish and rushed toward the
big trestle hailing tn the l'unti ky llailruad
Piobably HOO of the meu stood Iheli ,'roiin I
WEST rOBTION OF TIIF I ARVEUIE PLANT.
Ktw bem mill. TweUe-lnrli mill
fiow pro., ihop 1 wenlr itiree Inch mill
llltl converting mill
and returned a desultorj Are with their le
lolvers at tbe Invaders. Tbeso shots did
Utile or no apparent damage, and the locked
out men, finding their weapons Ineffective,
slowly fell back before the withering fire of
The flrt shot ot the engagement came from
the birgc. It was aimed at a big Hungarian
whoBtood at the water's edge. The ball went
wide of the human target, but It was the sig
nal to the Plnkerton men to 1egln, and tor a
full ten minutes they continued to flro.
IABOKRR MARTIN MEKRT THE I IRST TO FAH-
Thn llrst to fall was Martin Mcrr, a hoatei
In one ot the mills. He was shot In the left
ldc and fell face downward on a pile of ashes
Clnso beside Merry stood a btg Hungarian.
He stooped oier Merry's prostrate body, and
as he was In the art of raising him he stag
gered, and an instant later tell by the side ot
Tnls bloody spectacle aroused the ire ot the
erowd, mid wltha hoarse cheer half a doten
rannrtiHhedtn the plate where Merry and the
'1 hey picked uu the be dies and carried tbem
behind the trestle. One of the rescuers, a
Welshman, who refused to give bis nam.-,
was shot In tho left leg Just as be raised
Merr;V . uom the ground.
Merry and tho Hungarian were earrled
over the trestlework to the Pcmhky tucks
and then taken to the office of Dr. l'uruian.on
Dixon street. The doctor, aft r a hastj ex
amination, announced that isitli muu would
WTICTIIES llASOLKOeSI V WOISUFU
Five lucre of the strikers were wounded and
twoof them very seriously, but theyweie
Bplrlted awa) by their friends, and It was I in.
pos-dble to get their names.
Tho shots ot tho strikers were also well
aimed, as several Pinkertons are reported dan
gerously wounded. The Plnkerton men did
not land, and another encounter may occur
any moment. Excitement U at fever heat at
It was exactly ioclck when the steamer
and barges were sighted by the watchers
gathered un the river bank, a mile below tha
town. Directly tbe fleet was sighted three
messengers, each mounted on fresh horses,
rtarted for Homestead, shouting as they went
the advance ot the barges.
borne one notified the engineer at the elea
trlcllght works, and for a second time the
harsh-voiced whistle sounded the general
alarm. The people respond! with wonderful
1 here were old men and young men, elderly
women, mothers with their babes In arm and
any number of children.
At 7o clock this morning all was quiet.
The Pinkertons bad not succeeded In land,
lug. After the llrst attempt, In which they
were repulsed, they sought shelter In the
lower decks ot the Tide.
The boat Is anchored about twenty-five
yards out from the river bank. The captain
RKTWBKN TUB ACTH V RATO, I Or.
Half Dims. So., all-tobowo elgoKtto. aro tko
ealla4aal(brtboo.U. UaU. Kun'413i,V
,MttVsUi4vK && i
, "' f.
' ""!! jfft
of tbe rinkertona, whose nam oe4Ete)M0 jK
learned, was very seriously wounded. A - ?
mlttee ot the locked-out men unowwMBjgig m
Homestead for ammunition. ' j. . sx
Two unknowns were taken (a (Mr kaeja, 'M
xome distance from IlomesttaeV 0jlitHf ll
badly hurt. " 1
AMIMI,W t ARSROtr. "" VeI
it l not i.imwn just wno was shot eatl 3fl
boat. On- linn In prtl:ulir was teMta gH
drop as If liHUin 1 lllled. but wbetMf he M
n.isui nut c u. rt I e (oi,l at this writing (7 tS
i a m ..nti I' imp iiii.' tn get aboard ta ijB
l UISM.ll- ' llAIU'.ll llir TORV DOWK. rM
I In men .ii j tncnm;lilr aroused and e- ?$
ilaielhal no! (iit-nfihr I'InvertonS WTH be .9
allotted tnenlei Hie works ifggggj
lit rre ihe mi Hal of the boat the men,
I fp-irlugthil the dti'illies would sucoeei In yU
getting iii-l I iliownri,s, msde an oniUOfnt '9
nn the fence mil loo e t of t he Inctorart) Wan &
I 11 C. FRtCE. 'gg
I balrnion wf tbo ncard of Trufftooo of the CaeMite gggH
Ml Ak.latlon llEgggl
T he moment the people on the Banal ywl fJt
a glimpse ot the flotilla a crowd of tdtmtlftito sggti
a break down the road towards tbe wetksv. Sggggj
M ben the head ot the line reached it tty .Ifl
farm fence, which bas been built out aWteral ggggj
feet Into the water, fifty men otargillMt fM
their shoulders as batterlng-raaaf, fgatavW '!gg
most In a twinkling bad battered Aovm tkt) jfl
Once through Ihe fence the crowd im ,M
along the steep embankment HlftMH Use gggj
river fence of tbe ( jrncgte eoMpatty, tM jggggj
despite the mud and the uneven ebBTawMMt .ggj
the ground they nude rapid headway, ,afl
It was a strangely silent crowaV JNw H
words were spoken and these aprUfMai H
the lips of the women, who were tf)owMtt -.H
as anxious to participate In tbe catfelH t'ggi
their husbands, brothers and sons. jggggl
From Homestead to the pumphouM H tal t, jggggl
good two miles ; but, all things tWnHwH. lggj
I those hair-drosed men and women aaad tta iH
I Journey In record-breaking time. Vggi
i Once there, they gathered in eae MMt 'gggj
mass, the women, or at least the aM vH
them, on the outskirts, 'ihe front rtexke 'llggl
this solid wall of humanity stood M tM yM
water's vcr) edge, ana eveiy moment th .M
ciowd grew In numbers and determlnMlW. H
HAD DETXRUIXXD TO FIOET TtCTfll VAT ''gggggj
hlowiy the Tide brought her sueatasn Jnk
down the channel. Just below the reggMy ''iB
bridge she partly turned her prow toward m
shore and then, amid the snrUka f Mtssm ;tk
whistles and the angry groans and MM H
from those gathered on the Mnka, Ike Mrxm ggggj
pants ot the boats stripped ret nettta, -z ' Jggggl
Each one of them wu armed wit g Wlav, ''Iggggl
Ueiter rifle and eaeb rifle was loaded a 'Jggfl
Slowly the boat edged towards the taasdkaf, IJB
and when the keels ot the barges grtttadaa Vfggggi
the sand the grim faces ot the lnvadan were) H
within a tew feet ot their opponent, ft- tgggggggj
red on the shore. ggggj
There was one Instant of awful tlMftttv. M 1xgg
then a bright flash and a abai? revert 'tggi
nounoed that the Brit thot el IHrmIHIM dlgggtl
been fired. -H
It also proved that the aetectlvM had d. ' l(H
termlned to take extreme meaMrass mt, M ggggggi
necessary, fight their way to the aejJJ. Cgggj
Almost lnunedlauiy after the Brat (Ml IM 'tgggggj
One of the finest tetltlsne tae dirif sM.x ''(gH
has te make her livlai leeks lervaras la Ml 'alH
ttiepheae epirater at IS cenU as, laxd gVaM '1
Nslten en the Ills aad edaeatlM atHatetaf dWw 4'jgggggi
dree tn mi! Maar'a -Werld,' Tadsaajr ant. ggV
dealw te save ytu ana, - -Cgggf
i : ' . M'
,. . ui'ic? ft 'iw1 KViiiJ'lgggggggal
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