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ALLEGED -TIPPER" CAUGHT MB- MOS> ARRESTS REPUTED AGENT OF GAMBLING MEN. ATTACKS CAPTAIN FLOOD AND A PRECTXCT DETECTIVE IN CONNECTION WITH A RAID IN EAST TWENTY-THIRD-ST. "While agents of the Society for the Prevention . Crom<* and policemen, headed by Assistant ftmerintendent Hammond, of the society, were making a raid on an alleged poolroom at No. Ttf. East ty-third-st. yesterday afternoon. Ed par Whitney, a clerk, of No. 201 West Nlnety fifth-Ft.. was treated in the rooms of the so (tv According to Frank Moss he had entered into a coirp»ct with one of the society's detec t\\;-< hy which the latter for a stipulated sum g), to Inform him in advance of raids to be -- on poolrooms. Ernest Bergdorf. of No. •MS DeKalb-avc Brooklyn, a private detective. ft-Wtneys partner. Frank Moss says, was ax ted l' Mr Moss's office soon afterward. Th? society officers accuse : -tectlve Turley. r the Eaol Twenty-aeaoejd-at. station, of pre venting the capture of the men alleged to be the proprietors of the poolroom, by stopping Detective McLHlan. the society's man. They go fur^ er and declare that Captain Flood, of the Tenderloin precinct, aided Turley by threaten ing McLellan with his club. Mr Moss after the raid, said that the society tv a stratagem, had established the fact that the police pave warning to poolrooms, when a aid wai expected. TKb *»OOR HAMMERED IN. Assistant Superintendent Hammond showed tfl e" warrants issued by Justice Jerome at th" East T ¦¦¦ nty-sec md-st. station. A detail of ten policemen accompanied the society agents to the place thought to be a poolroom, the police men guarding the outside. There were about a hundred and fifty persons in the room when the raiders demanded admittance, which was re fused, and they began hammering in the door. A man 'in shirt sleeves got in the middle of the room and in a stentorian voice shouted: "Don't get rattled! Don't got rattled! They won't trouble you. They are not after you. They will let you g-o. They are after us." ESCAPK THROUGH HOLE IN WALL This allayed the fears of those inside the room. It required ten minutes for the raiders ti beat down the door of the place. Three men ¦n-tre arrested, but those who are supposed to run the place and who had the money escaped through a canvas- door over a hole in the wall which led into the hotel next door. Many of the men Who have access to the place, and who ere heavy bettors, also made their escape by the fame way. There was a rush for windows, but the police were there to prevent escape. A larpp crowd gathered. A girl employed in the , express oflice fainted. Agent McLellan, of the Society for the Pre vention of Crime, was stationed outside a barber rtiop which Is paid to be one of the means of egress from the room above. As McLellan was I standing outside Detective John T. Curley. of the East Twenty-second-at. police station, came <->ut. and Hi l>liaii seized him. Curley told SlfLellan his business, but McLellan still hung to him. and then Curley showed his shield. McLellan would not let go, and then Curley ar rested McLellan and took him to the East Twen ty-peconJ-st. police station. Curley took his prisoner before Magistrate Erann, in the Yorkville Po"ce Court, but before he arrived there the Magistrate was called to the telephone twice and directed, in the name of Justice Jerome, to send the prisoner back to ?he East Twenty seoond-st. station. • I followed the instructions of Justice Jerome." declared McLellan. "I was one of the helpers in the raid and got orders to arrest anybody who came out of the building or the barber f-bep. I did as I was ordered to do.'' "I was getting shaved." declared Curley, "and had taken off my coat and collar when I heard a commotion outside, and ran out and was ee!ze<J by this prisoner. Notwithstanding the fact that I told him that I was an officer and Ehowed him my shield, he hung on to me." Thai is true," paid McLellan. "I simply per formed my duty. You got out of the rear of the poolroom and I caught you." "I was in the barber shop." declared the detec tive. "WON'T SEND PRISONER TO JEROME. An affidavit was drawn in which the detective charged Lallan with disorderly conduct and with impeding an officer, and McLellan was paroled until to-day. Harr.mond and four agents of the society rushed la after McLellan had gone and Ham mond psked: "What have iron done with McLellan? Justice Jerome wants him sent down to him forthwith." "Justice Jerome does not run this town," de clared Magistrate Brann. "I, as a committing Magistrate, have received a complaint made by an officer and I shall take evidence in the case to-morrow." The prisoners arrested in the raid were ar raigned before Justice Jerome in the East Twenty-second-st. station. They described themselves as John Smith, an expressman, of Kb, 648 Khst Fifteenth-st.; Henry C. Wilson, a clerk, of No. 452 First-aye., and Edward Cava »«h, a horse dealer, of No. 237 East Twenty iourth-6t. They were held in $2,000 bail each for a further hearing this morning in Justice Jerome's chambers. MOSS DESCRIBES WHITNEY'S ARREST. Mr. Hoss Mid that Dillon, the society's de ttctive. who had b*-en selected by the poolroom keepers through Whitney, to tell the operators Whenever the society contemplated a raid, had told Whitney that two new men had been em- Ployed by the society, and as it was part of the compact that Whitney should know all the special agents of the society, he was telephoned |«fore the raid had become known to him, that there were two new men whom it was desired ¦MfcouM Bee at the rooms of the society. v 'we had a policeman there." continued Mr. IMOM . "and warrants ady for Whitney and his Partners. As Whitney entered the room and "as told he was a prisoner, he walked to the •inflow, which was open, and threw some Papers out. Judge Jerome was there. He called ¦'¦ ( - policeman and m?de him watch the papers « they took their downward flight Then a ™ r * was Bern to gather them. These consisted <* Poolroom iisUs in Whitney's handwriting, also m* _ memorandum books. Whitney's partner, j "* r «aorf, was arrested in the regular way. He »as taken at his office and brought up here. In "»* of the rooms upstairs Judge Jerome held "t. Th» charges against the two men were Wnt "f and aDPttin^ poolrooms, conspiracy and in *VJv n of the poolroom laws.' They were held ." ?•'.'•>¦! bail each and taken to the Kast Twen 'Jal-st. station." fr Mr Mwt said that Superintendent McClin s°tnad on* of hi« men call up through Police ¦toarters yesterday afternoon the Oak-st. "•'ion house and ask for Captain Vreden- ' orntnn.d on second pace. *25TrT. ork i^ m ?"J P* T lC<* outings «re th« Hudson -•Mvt y trips. Grand scenery. Good music. 11 J » a cure cure for CROUP— JA Y.VK'B EXPECTORANT.-Advt. Or A MASTODON HUNT. r/or /of C.C .h Un i ty ' X V " r * atl y interested In the •eCS^J '"wr tu^kK of on.- of these monsters. r . PP ' E THE ar 4",.K-?w^ n S for more of the remains. --«vu. ! i- SUNDAY TRIBUNE TO MORROW.- THE BURGEON PREPARING TO OPERATE ON OT.n MOSE INVASION OF VENEZUELA. ANOTHER FORCE OF COLOMBIANS CROSS THE BORDER. THK RCVADERS ARE COMMANDED PY THK COLOMBIAN MINISTER <">K WAR Wniemstad. Island of Curacoa, Auc 9. The Venezuelan Government announces that a new Colombian Invasion occurred yesterday morning near Colon. The invading force !s command.-.l by the Colombian Minister of War. MR. HKHKAN WITHOUT ADVICES. COLOMBIA'S REPRESENTATIVE THINKS HIR COUNTRY WILL HOLD HER OWN Washington. Aug. 0. The Colombian Lega tion had no news to-day to confirm the press ts of a new Colombian Invasion of Venez uela. Mr. Herran, the first secretary of the le gation, who is now in charge during Or. Sllva's absence, said the point at which an invasion Is now asserted to have taken pla •»¦ is near the borderland in the vicinity or Mota River, south of T^ako Maracalbo. The Colombian Minister of War is general Gonzales Valencia, who ha? 8 good record as a. fighter and has Ustlnguished service* during the guerilla warfare of a year past, and Mr. Herran thought it quite likely that he had been called upon to lead the army of Colombia. Mr. Herran Is expecting almost hourly to hear from the Colombian Coui York, and also hopes for pome, news to yhed light on th*- situation on the Isthmus from the incoming Colombian mail, which is expected soon to arrive. Mr. Herran discussed generally the ability of Colombia t » cope with an actual war with Venezuela He pointed out 'hat Colombia has a population of five million, against the three i ns of Venezuela, and an army of about forty thousand ir.'-n. who have been for the the m In active m rvi ¦•¦ aa lutionary bands for the last year. He ex pressed his .'.irn-st hope tha: a . ot ¦¦••suit 'rom the present :t believed his country to be fully , take care of herself In that emea g< As far as known, neither of the governments Involved hi ed the United Btat< ernment concerning the I a the isth mus, nor has thf-r. been any occasion for this g >\ ernment t.. address either of th.-m In refer » ri' c to th«- ditß ult>'. INVASION AN ACT OF WAR. WHAT IS SAID IN WASHINGTON ABOUT THE KETIn FROM VENEZUELA. Washington. Aug o.— The situation !n Colom bia and Venezuela continued to occupy much of the attention of officials here to-day, and. while it was not felt that affairs had reached a forious aspect, yet it was appreciated that both the official and unofficial advices indicated a condition of affairs which might mean war be tween Colombia and Venezuela, complicated by revolutionary outbreaks in both countries. During the day the State Department received a. rather long mail communication from Consul- General Gudget, at Panama, and. though this was dated nearly a month ago, It told of the landing of a revolutionary expedition, and ex pressed the current belief held at Panama that this would be followed by other "expeditions. The department also received a letter from J. Edward Simmons, of New-York, president of the Panama Railroad, confirming his communi cation of yesterday relative to the trouble on the isthmus, and stating that the superin tendent of the road had advised him as to the depredations of an insurgent band, which did not number, however, much over fifty men. The more serious aspect of the matter was presented in the press dispatches from Willem stad. stating that the Colombians again had invaded Venezuela. There was no official con firmation as to this, but if It should prove true there seems little chance of avoiding an open conflict between these two countries, as such an invasion by Colombia would be In Itself an act of war. But the authorities here prefer to take a conservative view of the situation until official advices are in hand. When inquiry was made as to why our offi cials at Bogota and elsewhere did not send full information on the subject, it was stated that there officials were not there to communi cate news, but only to advise this govern ment as a preliminary to any official action which might become necessary. At. the Navy Department no further steps were taken toward sending ships to the isth mus. It was decided definitely, however, to send the battleship Wisconsin down to San Diego, cal in case the desirability of that move be came evident by the time she reached San Fran cisco, and the State Department was ac ad vised. There was some comment, also, as to the possibility of sending down some of the ships of the. North Atlantic Squadron, but Act- Ing Secretary Hackett treated these sugges tions as rather premature. There is no doubt. however, that an ample force will be sent from the squadron if its presence seems desirable. The Navy Department has not yet decided whether Commander Nathan Sargent will take the Machias all the way to the isthmus or be succeeded by some other officer If traffic on th? isthmus should be stopped it probably would bring about an Inquiry by EVERY CONCEIVABLE LUXURY Is provide^ on the "Overland Limited," Chicago to Ban Francisco, via Chicago and North-Western. Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Hvf. Particu lars at Worth-Western Line ( >f!i... 4«i Broadway.— Advt. -=i I.I.IVAN COUNTY. Thin wonderfully Invigorating sertion of thf Slat.-, with It* numerous atti ..rts and sorm of Its nromlnent visitor-, will I.- ,-ntertainlngly di.s ciie*»-d In THK SUNDAY' TRIBUNE TOMOR. K«V.'.-AUv> NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 10, 1901. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^^&Va^^ tho- United States Government to the govern wilt of Colombia as to th..- ability of the latter to cop.^ with the situation, for the primary duty Is on Colombia, and only when she fails will the United States step In When a similar trouble arose In 1885 tin Unit d States did not nri until the colon, Man Government requested action, making it plain that th.' trouble had got beyond the power of its authorities. MUSTN'T ATTACK RAILROAD ORDER rent TO Colombian revolu tionists IN PANAMA. Dr. A. J. Ikstri'pii. diplomatic repr»«s«-ntattve here nnd legal adviser of rh.- Colombian revolu tionists, pent a communication yesterday to the several rebel generals operating in the Department Of Pan LI Instructing thfm that th' ir for. ¦ must not Interfere with Ihe railroad r.r lir.n:por tn<> traffic of the Isthmus A copy of the document was for warded to the Stat< Department at Washington. Dr. Reatrepo said last night that he hn<l advices which contradicted the ro;>firt that a train had been held up by some of the Lilx»ra| Insurgents near Panama. "Those men," said Dr. Reatrepo, "were simply members of one of tbi guerilla bands around Pan ama, who have no connection with the revolution", but who profit by the occasion tO loot .iml rob." AcconiltiK to the diplomatic representative no At tack la contemplated on either Colon or Panama nt this time. "At present " aaM he. "we control nearly the entire department eaeepl the cities of Colon and Panama The revolutionists there num ber about fight thousand, and are commanded by capable generals. Tho time is not y<'t opportune! but when the proper tln.e <\>>rn come we will attack with a force that t. 1 !.- government will not he al:le to resist." It is known her* that the Rov«rnm*nt ha* b«en expecting thw attack which I" H- — thrr^t. ens. ami has been *en<linK urms and cannon from this city to fortlfj against It. There was no official confirmation received yes terday of the cable dispatch announcing another Invasion from Colombia Into Venezuela^ It i- be lieved that tho Invader* .iro tho .<¦:•.< who two w. . lea aco, under Dr. Rani (Jiirvlri.c. were <!<¦ f^ated at San Cristobal, Colon, Venesuetau whore it Is said thlh Litest lnvr;s|.>:i t..ok pla- . , is a xmnll town In tht- Siute of Taehlra, -not fur fr .n S«n Cristobal. Further evidence that Colombia, Is actively ir.t»r ested in these attacks is j.'lv«!i by the fa^-t lhi«t tho army trying to set acrow tl.o border Ik now led by r;enorai Gonzalez Valencia. Tho latter ».i.» credited in yesterday's reports with boinp Cnlom lan Minister of War. He resigned hut oftVe re cently, however, and la now Governor of the De partment of Samander. It l« Quite likely that he Is in comma tut -f tho Invading urmv, n.s it w.is or- Kar.izffl at Cuexita, Santander, where c.enornl Gon zalez Valencia has Ms headquarters. THE RANGER MAY ¦;•' TO PANAMA. San Diego, Cal., Aug. The gunboat Ranger, now at this port, will probably sail for Panama In a day or two to protect American Interests in the present revolution in Colombia Captain Field, her commander, ha orders to be ready to go to sea at once!. Tho vessel can sail within twenty-four hours if ordered. ne is taking three months' provisions. I . I. Hi;i\/i: si i; s FOR \ HAT. IT WAS TAKEN PROM A HOTEL IN" LONG BRANCH, AND HKIN/.K IS ACCUSED OF TAKING ANOTHER'S PREVIOUSLY. F. Augustus Heinze, th* copper mine owner, has begun suit In the Second District Court, at Newark, for the valu« of a Panama hat. Th« de fendant if- R. O. Salomon, i leather manufacturer in Newark. The hat was taken from the rack of the Wpst End Hotel at Lonß Branch last month by Salomon, whose own hat had dlsappeaccd. When Mr. Heinze missed his hat he applied to the proprietor of the hotel, W. i: Hildr*dth. who ascertained th.it Mr. Salomon had taken it. He communicated with Salomon, who said he had the hat, and added that his own hat had been appro priated previously by Hetnze. He agreed to ex change th<- articles. The notes that ha/i passed between Mr. Heinze and Hlldretl wen Bhown to Salomon, and Salomon then wrote a note to Mr. Heinze in which he said that Mr. Hclnze'a hat would be returned if Mr. Heinze would have Salomon's hat, which It was charged Mr. Helr.zr- had taken, cleaned and a new lining i')' In it. He said that Mr. Helnse might be wearing Salomon's hat. and that if that were so, Salomon would not wear it again until It had been fixed up. AFTER GERMAN LINES. EMISSARIES OF AN AMERICAN SYNDICATE AT WORK IN HAMBURG London, Aug. 10.— "The two erilssarles of the American syndicate that la trying to get con trol of both the German transatlantic lines," Bays the Hamburg correspondent of "The Daily Mail," "are still here. Ostensibly, they are buy ing, odd parcels of shares. It is believed that patriotic sentiment Is too strong to permit the sale of the lines." NINE NEW HAMBURG LINERS. London. Aug 10 I' is reported in West Har- Uepool that riir Christopher Purnese, the well known shipbuilder ;-nd shipowner, has secured s contract t. ( imtid nine steamers for the Ham burs'-American Line. GEXOR VICUNA MUCH WORSE. Buffalo. Auk. 0. -Seflor Vicuna, the Chilian Min ister, who has been ill in this city, Is said io be much worse this aft-rnoon, and there Is now little iioj.*- of hiK recovery. POLAND! POLAND! POLAND! POLAND! Purest natural spring water In the world. Advt. DON'T <*JKT I.KFT Mauck chunk Excursion, via New Jersey Cen tral. Sunday. August 11 Hound Trip M.50. Special ir;iin from Liberty St. at 8:90 k. m. Smith Ferry k.-j:.. Bwitcbbark tickets, 50e. extra Advt XI SKY WARRIORS. England announces that she will u*e BLACK TROOPS In any future European war. Thin will he a revolution In International warfare SEE TUli SUNDAY TKIBUNIS TO-MORROWV-Advt. ALLIGATOR UNDER KNIFE. ROPES, PRODS AND CHLOROFORM PRE PARE HIM FOR OPERATION. HE FLIPS HIS TAIL AND * EIGHT MEN TUMBLE— TUMORS CUT FROM HIS FEET. Big Mose, . the thirteen-foot alligator in the I New-York Zoological Park, was successfully operated on by Dr. Frank H. Miller. Of th» New-York Zoological Society, yesterday for the removal of two large tumors from the forefeet, ] after a struggle lasting almost an hour between the saurian and eight men. Even after Big Mose was strapped and roped until it seemed impossible for him to move he would give a twist, and snap would go the rop<?s, showing that the enormous strength credited to him was not a myth. The alligator has for a long time been troubled with two tumors as big as apples, which grew on each of his forefeet. Last week he grew en raged at a smaller alligator that accidentally trod on one of the sore spots and killed it. Then it was decided that the tumors would have to come off. At 1 p. m. preparations were begun to capture Mose. He was lying half in and half out of the water in the alligator tank at the east end of the reptile house when the water was let out. This seemed to surprise him. He lashed his tall around and made a noise with his mouth that sounded like (he blowing off of a safety valve on a steam engine. The eight attendants that had gathered around looked a trifle anxious. Four smaller alligators were prodded with a. long p|;k in the hands of the manager of the reptile house, R.\L. Ditmars, who forced them to go up a steep bank at the side of the tank, which led to a little platform arranged for them. Then everything was ready for the capture of Big Mose. The first step was to slip a big bag or gunny nark, over the reptile's head. The bag was put on a long pole, and Mr. Ditmars waited for a favorable opportunity to drop It over the alli gator's head. This soon came, and the bug was securely tied with ropes. So far everything had h*>*>n easy and Big Mose had been docile enough When the attendants attempted to draw a noose over his tall the trouble began. BIG MOSE OBJECTS TO ROPES. Big Mose gave his tail a gentle flip and the ight attendants who had hold of the rope fell over one another. Then the big alligator gre»v angry. He twisted and turned and Jumped n round the tank until the attendants were al m« st panic stricken. Then the superintendent of the park, William T. Hornaday. who up to this ¦ me had been a looker on, jumped down Into the tank and grabbed the rope attached to Mose'fl tail. But the alligator was no respecter of persona He treated the superintendent In exactly the sam»' way, and very soon Mr Horna day found himself on his bands and knees In the bottom of the tank. A platform was then brought in and placed on th<» Boor of the tank. The eight men stood nt one .-nd while Manager Ditmars stood at the other end of the tank, on the outside, and prodded the alligator with a pick. Then Big Mr»*e made a take. He pushed himself along, climbed on the platform and lay there, just where they wanted him to go. The attendant* quickly slung ropes around htm ami in a few minutes had the alligator, as they thought, bound bard and fast. But he, \vu« not to !>•* captured so easily. He strained and struggled until he snapped the ropes that bound him as if they had been threads. but be still remained on the platform. Other and stronger ropes were sent for and at last, after neatly an hour's light, the Immensesauridn was lashed securely. Then the platform and the alligator were lifted U[> and placed crosflwlss on two boxes so that Dr. Miller, who was to perform the operation, would have plenty of room. This was no easy mutter, aa the platform and alligator together weighed nearly eight hundred pounds. It was found necessary to chlorform big Mose as he kept moving nil feel and prevented Dr. Miller from Injecting cocaine Into them. He took three ounce of chloroform before he succumbed. SHAKES HIMSELF LIKE A DO«J. At :.':.">O o'clock the tumors had been removed The order was then giver to unloose the ropes which bound the alligator to the platform. This i in almost as risky as the tying had been. When the bag was removed from Big Mose'a head It was seen that he had come out of his stupor, and his eyes gleamed wickedly. When th.' last rope was removed Big Mose stood right up on his feet, a very unusual thing for an alligator to do, and shook himself as a dog would do aftei having a swim. Then he walked off the platform and lay down at one end of the tank, perfectly quiei Every body heaved a aigh of relief when it was seen that Big Mose had no desire to cause any more trouble. The tank was quickly cleared and the platform lifted out. Then the water was let In, and In a few minutes the alligators were swimming around as if nothing had ever oc curred to disturb their pence and quiet. Big .M'-.s.- is one of the largest alligators ever seen here. He measure* thirteen feet in length and four feet at his Widest part. He was pre sented to the New-York Zoological Society last September, and was originally brought from Cocoa, Kla. About two hundred persons wit nessed the operation In the reptile house, which was left open to the public. DETECTIVES A$ HI RDLERS. QUARRY LEAPS THEM CHASE OVER OB STRUCTIONS AND FIGHTS THEM IN A BROADWAY CAR. Detective Sergeants Boyle, of the Central Office, and Charlton. went to No. 151 West Twenty fourth-st. about 3 p. m. yesterday to arrest Gr-orge Keith as a suspicious character. He had made frequent visits to West Side pawnshops with valuable Jewelry. The detective* thought they had Keith cor nered on the third floor of the house they visited until he eluded them and made a dash down the stairs. Th.- detectives followed. Boyle jumping; down an entire flight of stairs in his excitement Once In the street Keith turned west and rap to Seventh-aye; The avenue is torn up owing to the change of motive power on the car line. As Keith and Boyle ran up the avenue. Jumping over numerous objects that were in their way, the pursuit assumed the appearance of a hurdle race. At Twenty-seventh-st. and Seventh-aye. Keith was caught and handcuffed to Boyle. The prisoner was marched over to Broadway and at Twenty-seventh-st. a south bound Broad way car was boarded For some reason Boyle then loosened the handcuffs on the prisoner. As soon as Keith's hands were free he pitched into Boyle and Charlton and gave them all they could do to protect themselves. He fought hard and to advantage, because, he had neither hat. coat nor waistcoat to hamper hi? movements. At Eight h-6t. he nearly escaped from the detec tives. When all finally landed at Police Head quarters they were the worse for wear. No Route for Plttsfleld. I.enox or Stockhridße. offers BUeh beautiful natural scenery and situations, as the New Tori New Haven and Hartford R. R., through the "Heart of the Berkshlres - -Advt. Take plunge? in the sea at Manhattan Beach for health, pleasure and comfort.— Advt. A MASTODON HUNT. Orange County. N. V.. is greatly interested In the finding of the lower tusks of one of these monsters- Scientists are searching for more of the remains. SKE THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE TO-MORROW. _Advt_ FEDERATION TO AID STRIKERS. PLEDGES OF MORAL AXD FLXAXCIAL SUPPORT GIVEN BY PRESTDEXT GOMPERS. STEEL CORPORATION MAKES A\ AGGRESSIVE MOVE. President Samuel Gompers ha* pledged the \merican Felemtion of T,--Vtr to the support of the Amalgamated Association of Iron agd Steel Workers. After a conference with President Shaffer lasting the greater part oft Mr. ( iompers issued a statement in Pittslmr^ last nicdu upholding the posi tion of the Amalgamated Association, and pledging- the moral and hnanci ' port of the Federation in the strike against the United States Steel ( orpora tion. The steel corporation made an aggressive more by ordering that tlv Dewees Wood plant at McKeesport be dismantled and removed to the Kiskirm netas Valley, on account, it i> said, of the sympathy of the officials and citizens of MrKersport with the strikers. It was also said that the p!a:it oi the National Tube Company at McKeesport will he abandoned] and the plan for a tube plant at ( onneaut. ( >hio. revived. President Shaffer's order for a general strike goe> into effect to-night. I mates of the number of men who will he idle vary, the strike leaders placing the figure^ as high as ll'o.OOO. PLANT TO BE DISMANTLED. STEEL CORPORATION WILL REMOTE THE m<; DEWEES WOOD Mil. l, FU<»M MKKKSPitRT TO THI KISKIMINKTAS. Plttsburg, Aug. The United States Steel Corporation made a decisive move to-day in the strike campaign by issuing a peremptory order directing that the great Dewees Wood plant at SfcKeespoti be dismantled and removed to the Kisklminetas Valley. The official announcement came towad the i lose of the day, and its importance was such that it demanded the serious consideration of the men on both sides of the great industrial con flict. Persifer F. Smith, district manager for the American Sheet Steel Company, made the an nouncement in the following brW statement: i have orders from President McMurtry. of th" American Sheet Steel Company to tf-ar down at once the Dewees Wood plant, at Mi Keea port, and remove the same to KlsUmlnetaa Val ley. This I shall proceed to do immediately. The publication of the order was a great sur prise, and McKeesport at first received it with doubt. Actual preparations were made later In the day to dismantle the mill, and there is little doubt that it will be torn down and taken apart piece by piece. The striker? heard the order in a spirit of defiance. They said that it showed that the steel corporation was convinced that it could not reopen the plant in the face of the apposition of the Amalgamated Association. Strike leaders said the order was a bluff, which had been unsuccessful before, and declined to take it seriously. President Shaffer, after read ing the order, declined to talk about it. "I have nothing to say about the order to dismantle th Deweea Wood plant," was all he would say. The st. -I officials declined to give any reason for the order, but it is openly said here that the etrong sympathy of the citizens and city officials of McKeesport with the strikers is responsible for it. It is also said that the plant of the National Tub* Company, at McKeesport, will be aban doned and the old Carnegie plan for a tube plant at Conneaut. Ohio, revived. The National Tube Company had In contemplation extensive Improvements at McKeesport, but It Is said now that, owing to their disappointment at the fact that their men have been drawn into the Amal gamated dispute and the policy of the people at Mi Keesport, they are seriously considering a plan to remove. No official statement could be obtained from any of the National officers. The Deweea Wood plant was founded about forty yean ago. and is one of the best known works In Pennsylvania. Its yards and build ings cover between twelve and fourteen acres. It has employed twelve hundred men at its busiest times, and the cost of the works la placed hi $5,000,000 by officials of the Steel Corpora tion. STEEL TRUST MA} GO SOUTH. REPORTED PLAN TO Ol TWIT THK AMAL GAMATED ASSOCIATION. It was reported in well informed quarters yes terday that the United States Steel Corporation had made certain advances to the managers of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company and allied Industries in the South by which all the Southern iron and steel works would come under the control of the United States Steel Corporation. While the report mentioned could no! he verified in official quarter! in Wall Street. It was said on excellent authority that negotia tions had been under way for the last year for the purchase by the bis: Steel Trust of the Ten nessee Coal and Iron Company- It was learned last night that leading inter ests in the United States Steel Corporation had been in conference with the banking powers in Wall Street behind the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, but the result of the conference was not made known. A few months ago the United States Steel Corporation submitted certain proposals to the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, and the ne gotiations were under way at the lime of the firM outbreak on the part of the Amalgamated Association against the Steel Corporation. If the trust can secure the various iron and steel works in the South the Amalgamated As •Delation will rind it difficult to make a success of its present efforts to tie up the steel and iron industry of the country. The idea of the so called labor leaders Is to confine their efforts to the Pittsburg district, disregarding the great \ field in the South controlled by the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company The Tennessee Coal and Iron Company is un der control of important banking interests In this city and. according to latest reports, there is no chance of a sympathetic strike among th« employes. The resources of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company have not been fully devel oped and the chances are that the Steel Trust will take advantage of the present opportunity to secure control of the concern. Leading interests in the steel and iron In- i dustry said yesterday that means would be ; adopted by which the Amalgamated Association ¦ would be crushed. It may be that the Ten nessee Coal and Iron Company will be an Im portant factor in the settlement of the strike. LEWIS MORRISON ASSAULTED. Pan Francisco. Aug. 9 (Special).— Morrison, the well known actor, was attacked by two foot pads last night. He *as badly bruised about the head and on the body and left unconscious on the sidewalk. He was on his way to the Alcazar Thea tre to meet his wife The thieves got little booty. Kverv Saturday Special Half Holiday Excursion to New Haven via Long Island Sound Str. i HbS TER W CHAPIN: turn b > ratl •' iame *- venln * Bee advt. -Advt. TWO DAY TRAINS TO BUFFALO Via Uackawanna Railroad leaving . N '« w ;J t or * 9 a m. and 12 noon, on new timetable In effect Sun day— Advt _ SULLIVAN COUNTY. This wonderfully invigorating section of the State. wtth its numerous Attractive resorts and some of its prominent visitor, will be fntertamingly dis cussed in THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE TO-MOR ROW.-Advt. -'.. PRICE THREE CENTS. THK FEDERATION'S PLEDGE. PRESIDENT ROMPERS REVIEWS THE STRIKE SITUATION AND CITES REASONS FOR PROMIS ING SUPPORT. TnY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRtBCXK-l Pittsburg. \i;~ (>.— Conferences of labor 1— ers ar* ended, and havf> resulted in nothing but ; promises President Shaffer arged Samuel ; Gampers, president of the American Federation ' of Labor, to make the Amalgamated strike th*» | one fight for unionism that would eclipse all former efforts. Mr. Gaspers willingly prem ised, but showed Mr. Shall that his hands were tied by an executive council which rules th«* federation. This council is composed of men from various trades. He a!?o showed him that the Federation had a p.ist: that the Amalga mated was only a small item, and that when It cam** to sympathy strikes and financial aid th^ Federation had always been slow in lending it 3 aid Mr Gemp»rs was at strik" headquarters thl3 : afternoon with Secretary Morrison, and was in conference with the advisory board of the Amal gamated Association for more? than three hours. Before he left the meeting he gavo his prom ise to support the strike, but M m not until S o'clock that he issued the following statement: Sir,— the arrival of Secretary Morrison of the American Federation of Labor, and myself we have been in almost continual conference with the advisory board of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers. We made a thorough investigation of the pns ! ent strike, of its members formerly in the em ploy «.f the L'niced States Steel Company and its constituent branches; the causes which led to th* strike; the present situation of the con- I troversy. and we unhesitatingly declare our j judgment that the position of the Amalgamated I Association is absolutely justified and essential I to its continuance and effectiveness as a union j of the workers In the trade, as weH as the j protector cf the rights and interests of its mem- I bers. It is true that the Amalgamated Association i in the flrst conferences asked that the United j States Steel Company sign the union scale of I wages for all the mills operated, owned and ; controlled by thai company, but it is also true ! that the request was withdrawn and one sisb | stituted so that the union scale should apply i to those mills or-ly in which the members ot" th<» : Amalgamated Association are employed; in j other words, which are well known to be union ; mills. This the United States Steel Company re- I fused to concede, insisting that the scale should i apply only to those mills which were union last j year, even refusing to allow two mills to be irt j eluded which by a species of hectoring and sys i tematic opposition of th-» company had become ¦ •union during the year. Even the first demand for the scale to be ap- I plied generally throughout th-^ jurisdiction e£ the company was commendable, for the obvious reason that an employer should be willing t'> pay a uniform wage to men who perform lik» ' work; but realizing that it was a demand for those whom it did not fully represent the Amal gamated Association modified its demand to th-* extent already stated. It appears that the company took the position : it did with an avowal that it would not allow the extension of the union to non-unionists. Such a position and avowal are tantamount to : declaring that, notwithstanding th growth of the craft thr organization had reached a status 1 beyond which it could not extend. Now. any one at al 1 familiar with Industrial I development and economic organization is , equally aware that status is never possible. Or ganized labor advances or recedes, never stands still. It therefore follows that if the trust, hv : its great wealth, can prevent the extension an<i i growth of the Amalgamated Association, it | encompasses its disintegration and destruction. | The only power then standing between the trust i and workers as a protector are the tender ! mercies at its directors. Against such a oalam ¦¦ ity the sense of justice arcl humanity revolt and ! against which we solemnly protest. i \\ t« shall «fnml In Uta tmnlicamatril A* : nnrlntinn In the iirrirnt conflict to the fnil j rxtrnt of our power. lioth morally and tinan . «-l«ll> : «-#• »h«ll alii in «-\rr-y lanfol *»»>• th» . men on strike, or who may «*om^ out on strike to mnlntnin the workers In their [ rich! to nrsaalir anil the extenition of their , organisation, so that the only power which j stnmlx for their protection and advance ! ment nsnln»t the avarice of concentrated j Ttenlth may he perfected and perpetuated. I When the overweening rich eomhine tor I avarice, power and tyranny. in It not the ; duty of the worker* to unite for home. Jma» tlee. rlarht and humanity If (he trout should nneeeed In it» "purpose to crnah the Amalgamated Association the victory would he dearly boasht. The fleht of the brave Doer* may end tn their nadolnat. hot the spirit of justice, the love of freedom and richt suddenly looms np in another part of our world; these prin ciples tlml lodgement In the hearts of other men. who will carry on the battle aatil they are enthroned In the eonsvience and everyday life of all peoples: so with the Amalgamated Association, an oraraalaattoa may be defeated la a contest, bat It will not be conquered. The Amalgamated Association will not be crushed, she will not be conquered, she must not even be defeated. President Gompers would not sa*- just what the Federation of Labor proposed to do. or. In fact, anything more than was contained in hi* statement. It is thought possible by some of the strike leaders, however, that all Federation men engaged in the iron and steel trades will be called out with the Amalgamated men. Mr. Gompers and Secretary Morrison started for "Washington at 0:45 o'clock over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The statement cheered the strikers, who welcomed it as a victory that meant much to them. . "Is it possible that the Federation of Labor will turn over to the Amalgamated Associa- c ~ ~~™~ "^~ -¦ Catarrh of the Stomach — using Man-a rea Water In their own families report it cures wl-en all medicines f.'.il. Then why experiment? Get Man-a-cea. the wonderful Manganese Spring Water. Druggists or Ben K. Curtis. 13 Stone-st— Advt. Dt T 3KT WARRIORS. England announces that she will use BLACK TROOPS In any future European war. This will be a revolution in International warfare. SEE THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE TO-aiQRROW.-Advfc