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tJ THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1892. the oddly assorted spectators turn their at tention to the disconsolate Pinkertons. ISnrstInc of the Threatened Storm. As the procession was formine the people fell slowly back, and for an instant it looked as though there would be little or no trouble. But when the advance guard of 100 dust-stained Homestead men shouldered their guns and the prisoners picked up their battered luggage and mechanically fell into line, the long threatening storm burst. Over -the railroad tracks the procession moved with. measured steps. It made its weary way between the towering red walls of the de serted mills surrounded on every side by a howling, cheering mob of frantic humanity. The Pinkertons marched in single file, and on either side of each man was an armed guard. At first the mob devoted its energies to jeering and hooting the captives, but long before the outer ramparts of the works were reached the air was thick MmM iiNMplpI 3 fluff WtK'B r may ft -5- tG'tflln I I i.. i&i -?T W "YfVfV.-' J Proclamations Didn't Count. with stones and debris hurled by the mad dened populace. In their eagerness to do physical damage to the prisoners the workers lost sight of the fact that hundreds of their own men were exposed. Several of the guardsmen were struck by the flying missiles, but the general aim of the fast growing multitude was accurate. fet:ndins in " Ttaln of Stones. In the beginning the dazed Pinkertons made no attempt to defend themselves. They did their best to dodge the stones but even before tliey reached the outer gate their bodies were covered with bruises and wounds. "When this pageant arrived at the gate directs opposite the railway station at Munhall it paused in its journey to allow a a long lreight train to tiass. This interrup tion lasted only a few moments but it mnst have seemed an hour to the wretched pris oners. At last the final car rumbled past and the journey was resumed. Over the Pittsburg, Virginia and Charles ton tracks they stumbled, then down the sloping side of the roadbed into the little gullv at the side of the station. At this juncture one of the prisoners dropped a big yellow valise from sheer nervousness. The mob pounced upon it like a pack of hungry wolves. Thev severed the flimsy lock and in less time than it takes to describe it the valise was opened and its contents scattered in the dust A big red-faced man picked I up a frefhlv-laundried shirt and waved it itinHriAn cTiita4 Yirt irofAl i 1 oer his head. Thousands of inflamed eyes caught a glimpse of the shirt, and then as if by arrangement a dozen grips and bundles were wrested from the prisoners. The Air Filled With Underwear. Soon the air was filled with all sorts and conditions of underwear and clothing. This nique episode tickled the people, and for -Sit one diverted their attention from the privftgers. During the brief breathing ?lel.?lhe guards moed closer to their cap t:veand the gaps in the long column were cl&scd up. Just beyond Munhall station the road takes a sudden bend. When the leaders turned the bend they were confronted by a veritable wall of excited humanity. In the front ranks of this new and unexpected obstacle were a group of women armed with brooms and dubs. It looked then as though no human power could prevent a collision. But thanks to the quick wit of one of the lead ers the danger was averted and what bid fair to be a bloody tragedy was trans formed into a comedy. It happened this way: One woman, who appeared to be the queen of the battle, raised her broom, and iu a thrill voice said: "Where are the dirty blacksheep? Let's have them, boys." At this critical juncture the leader shouted in a voice so loud that it could be heard by all, despite the din and confusion: "Why, my good woman, we want our shirts laun dried and we are going to make these tramps do the job at cut rates." Ulade Way for the Procession. This rough joke was cheered to the echo and by good luck changed the fickle humor of the mob. "Make way for us," com manded the joker, and strange to relate the women obeyed. Slowly and reluctantly the people crowded up against the high whitewashed fence of the company and in the narrow lane the column advanced. Thus with bowed heads and laggard steps the Pinkertons marched on. They did not dare to even glance at the stem white faces and graining eyes of their victors and although the road was rough and their bur dens heavy they made no sign. At the intersection of Heisel street and Eighth avenue there is a hill. At the foot of the hill and fronting on the avenue is the big brick hall in the top story of which is located the headquarters of the workers. This afternoon the headquarters were closed, but from one of the open windows extended a long pole from which hnng a large American flag. When the column reached the crest of the hill those in the front ranks looked down into a veritable sea of 6tormy humanity. More than a thousand determined looking men and pale faced, talkative women were passed on either side of the avenue. An Ancry Crowd Waiting for Revenge. This human gauntlet was at least a quarter of a mile long and extended from the brow of the lull to McClure street, a distance of several city squares. For fully an hour these men and women had stood and waited for the captives, and, as a natural sequence they were in no pleasant humor. Great clouds of yellow dnst heralded the advancing column. Over the hill they came, this motley company. There was a moment of perfect silence as solemn as it was portentious and mighty cheers with a perfect war of hisses and cat calls followed, The line never faltered. The leaders knew that human gauntlet must be passed, come what would, and wisely decided that the best plan was to pioceed with all "possible speed. The armed escort met with an ovation, and the first batch of prisoners, who were at the very heels of the rear ranks, managed to es cape the attention of the crowd. But for the long line of bleeding men that followed them the conditions were not so pleasant. A tall, handsome woman in a blue calico gown began the trouble by throwing a handful of dust right in the eyes of one of the prisoners. The man stopped in his tracks and uttered a groan of agony. ".My God, I'm blinded," he moaned. A i oman Knocks a Man Down. "Serves you right, you dirty cur," re plied his fair assailant as she pulled from the pocket of her gown a bit of jagged stone and hurled it with crushing force at i iiu w.iift ii? x " rim in ens m :!. the suffering man. The stone struck him in the month, and although he was six feet tall and weighed at least 200 pounds he tell face downward on the road. Two of the guards raised him io his feet and led him away. This man was badly hurt, the blood gushing from an ugly wound in his right cheek and tour of his teeth were shattered. Mere words cannot describe the scene that followed. Despite the pleading of the guards and the protests of a fewconservatlve men, the mob vented its spleen on the dazed and wounded prisoners. Men were knocked down, pounded with clubs, stones, and wonfen spat in their faces and tore their clothing, amid screams, cheers and hisses. It was a perfect pandemonium. Most of the men assaulted were blgaf bone and had filenty of muscle, but they were as infants n the hands of their frenzied assailants. They pleaded for mercy, but, alas! none was shown. The Assailants Were Foreigners. It was plain to everybody that the mad, blood-thirsting multitude was not composed of the Homestead men who had, at the risk of their lives, fought a battle on the river front early in the day, but consisted, for the most part, of rough, unthinking for eigners. And the saddest part of it all was that all this horrible brutality occurred under the folds of that great flag hanging Jrom the window. It is meet and proper to say right here that the genuine workiugmen and their plucky leaders did all in their power to pro tect their wretched prisoners, and had it not been for their tremendous exer tions, many a Pinkerton man would be cold in death to-nisrht. At last, alter a long time it seemed an age bat was really 4G minutes the last prisoner had passed throngh that nerve straining ordeal and was hurried down the avenue. Then with a shout the mob dis solved. 5a To at I-ast In the Building. Once they had passed the flag-decked hall the captives found it a comparatively easy journey. To be sure they were subjected to all manner of insults and suffered sundry kicks and bruises, but compared to what they had undergone these experiences were of small moment. The column moved down Eighth avenue to a small side street which leads to the big frame building. The Pinkerton men were hurried through across the threshhold and then the great door closed with a bang, the big Key turned in the lock and that tragic parade through Homestead streets was over. For a time at least the invaders were out of harm's way, and this mot dis graceful incident of what has proved an awiul dav was closed. FRICK SAYS NOTHING. He Does Not Care to Talk Secretary Love Joy Deplores the Conflict Why the I'iukertons Were 'ot Rescued Official Statement From the Firm. The officials of the Carnegie Steel Com pany were very reticient last evening and would say little or nothing concerning the Homestead trouble. Secretary Lovejoy, when asked if the company wonld take any action now that the situation had reached such an extreme, said: "No, we will take no action whatever. Our property is at present in the hands of the Sheriff and we will do nothing at all until the Homestead works are again placed in our possession. AVe naturally deplore that the affair has at tained such appalling proportions. v"J" .f"-,"" ? General Manager a. u. .tries coma not . K . . . . would mate no statement whatever. After the train bearing some of the Pinkerton de tectives had arrived in the city three of the Pinkertons made their way to the office of the Carnegie Steel Company. What they had to say, however, could not be learned as they were immediately taken into a pri vate room and closeted for some time with H. C Prick, P. L. F. Lovejoy and other officials of the company. Conld Not Hire Towbnats. The Secretary of the Carnegie Steel Com pany was asked late last night: "Why wai no help sent to the barges at Homestead so the men ne"ed not sur render?" "Everything was done that could be done. The Little Bill went up to Port Perry with the wounded men. There was nobody on the boat but Captain Rogers, one Pinkerton man named Robinson, the captain of the boat and the erew as they came back. They were to tow the barges away and render what aid was needed. They were fired upon and the boat was riddled. One of the watchmen named named John McCurry was shot, and the men had to run the boat for a hiding place. They came to Pittsburg, where the condition of the boat shows what sort of usage she re ceived." "Why did you not send another boat up there?" "For the good and sufficient reason that we could not get one. We offered 510,000 to any captain or owner who would take a boat to Homestead and bring the barges to the city. We could not get a man. "We sent word to a number of men. They said it would be going to almost certain death and no amount of money would tempt them. The company has had all the men wounded in its service sent to the hospitals and they will have the best of care at our expense. AVe have received little or no information since about half past five o'clock, when direct communication ceased after Mr. Childs left" Carnegie Company's Official Statement. The management of the Carnegie Com pany last night issued the following state ment: Our Homestead Steel Works were, on July 1, taken possession of by a mob, which was immediately thereafter organized by the lo cal representatives of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, and all our mechanics, mill men, and even fore men and supeilntendents or departments, were forcibly denied admission thereto. Wo weie also notified by a self-styled advisory committee that no Ores would be permitted at the works, lest the men become excited to further unlawful acts. This continued until 'estcrday, when we called upon the jsherifTof Allegheny County fop protection and assistance in regaining possession of our property. The Sheriff went to Homestead, and on on his return sent deputies to the works, and posted a pioclamatlon ordering the men to disperse. His deputies were routed and his proclamation torn down. The Sher iff then, through his chief deputy, nttemp -ed to take 3J0 of our watchmen, who w ere sent to the works by boat last night. These men were met more than a mile below the works by an armed mob of Amalgamated men, who followed along the river bank and fired rifles and revolvers at the boats. Tills shooting was continuous for 25 minutes be fore one shot was returned from the boats, which was not until the boats were tied up at our landing. On the arrival of the boats the mob tore down a large portion of the fence about the works, and filled the bluffabove the landing, keeping up a continuous fire, and wound ing three of our watchman. Then, and not until then, was the file returned, resulting, w e are ad vised, in some loss of llle. The mob was so large as to prevent the landing of the guards, who are at this time on the boats, u waiting orders from tho authorities. We are not taking any active part in the matter at present, ns we cannot interfere with the Sherlffin the discharge of his duty, and are now awaiting his further action. SHOT FOR HIS DEFIANCE. A Worker Killed anile Waved a Loaf of Bread tit the Pinkertons. A sad story is told of the shooting of Feres, the Hungarian. As the Little Bill came down at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morn ing, Feres rose from his shelter with a loaf of bread which he shook at the boat ex claiming "you cannot take this from our mouths." He was shot from the barge, a ball entering his mouth and coming out at the back of his head. rattison Says AH I Quiet Hakrisbobg, July 6. Governor Patti son said at 10:30 to-night that his latest ad vices from Homestead indicated that all is quiet. A private telegram from Colonel Connelly, at Pittsburg, stated that a peace ful solution of the difficulty is now probable. EAD AD WOUNDED Ions List of the Victims of Tragedy at the Home stead Steel "Works. EIGHT MEN WERE KILLED. Large Knmber of Persons Wounded, Many of Them Seriously. PREPARING FOR THE INQUEST. Coroner JIcPoTrell Will Make a Searching Investigation. PINKERTONS THROWN OFF THE STEAMER Coroner McDowell will make a thorough and impartial investigation of the causes of death before an inquest is held over the bodies of the men who were killed yester day at Homestead. Two bodies, those of one striker and one Pinkerton, arrived at the morgue yesterday afternoon, but Coroner McDowell was obliged to go to Homestead in the evening in order to view the other bodies. He in stituted a partial investigation, but found it was very difficult to obtain information owing to the state of confusion. The jury to be impanneled will consist of citizens of Pittsburg and Alleghenv who are neither members of labor organizations nor prominent capitalists, thus insuring a true and impartial verdict to be rendered without prejudice for or against either side. The remains of the two bodies now at the morgue have been properly enbalmed and the Pinkerton guard wilL no do ubt be shipped to Chicago, the Coroner having re ceived a telegram from W. A. Pinkerton to the effect that he would advise later in re gard to disposition of remains. The other victim, Joseph Sappa, evidently one of the strikers will be held for further identification. The remains of the other five, now at Homestead, have been prepared for burial at their respective homes. The time and place for interment not yet being arranged. The List or the Dead. Following are the names of the dead on both sides, so far as yet reported: J. W. KLIXE, a Pinkerton, of Chicago, was shot through the head. lie was 35 years old, heavy-set, weighing about 180 pounds, and had a heavy mustache. JOSEPH SAPPA, a striker of Homestead, was shot in the left knee and died from tho effects of tho wound in the Mercy Hos pital. He was 10 years old and a native of Austria, being about 5 feet 10 inches high and dark complexioned with dark hairand mustache. PETEK POKEIS, aged 25, and single, a laborer at open hearth furnace, was shot in tho mouth. SILAS WAIN, aged 25 and single, had his head shot off with a cannon ball, fired fioni the other side of the river, while standing with his brother in the steel yard. He lived with his parents in Home stead. JOHN E. MORRIS, aged 28, ancla worker on rolls in steel works, was standing near the pump house, when a rifle ball struck hlin in the head. He fell Into a Alton about 10 feot deep and was terribly mangled. HENRY ST1EGEL, aged 19, and a driver for PierA DannaU, was standing in Dr. Vogle man's yard, when a rifle ball struck Mm in tho left side of the neok. Shot Himself by Accident. THOMAS WELDON, aged 30 and married, was killed by the accidental discharge of a rifle in his own hands. After tho Pinker ton men had surrendered and left the barges, the strikers rushed onto them to seize the guns. Weldon pieked up a rifle and attempted to smash it when it dis charged, the bail taking effect in his abdd mon. EDWARD CONNORS, 40 years old, who lived on Montgomery street. New York, and was one of the Pinkerton detectives. He was shot through the left arm above the elbow, and the wound was not neces sarily dangerous, but fiom lack of medical attention, having been IS hours on the boat without attention, he died from loss of blood and fever at 11:20 last night. It is said he had been 36 hours without food. The list of the wounded in the city hos pitals at 11:30 was as follows: Homeopathic Tlogplta'. CAPTAIN FEED W. HINDE, of the Pinker ton detectives; age 41 years, residence' Now York; bullet wound in lelt leg, the AT THE WATEIS TANKS, WHERE THE ball having penetrated the leg and was found in the wounded man's right leg. above the knee; bullet extracted; wound not dangerous. v GEOEGE nr.'EOTTEK, age 46 years, resi dence Homestead, was a mill worker and a member of U. V. L.; bullet penetrated the right thigh at the trochanter, shattor ingit to pieces, and without entering tho abdominal cavity, a most miraculous thing; came out just in the middle of the abdominal wall and In the middle of the pelvis. The bullet was found just under the surface of the skin. The wound is not considered especially dangerous. West Inn Hospital. CHARLES SNOTHEAN, aged 28 years, resi dence Chicago, Pinkerton detective; in jured while getting off the boat after the surrender by falling over a board pile; not dangerous. E. K. SPEEK, age 40 years, resident of Chi cago; Lieutenant of Pinkerton De tectives; bullet wound in calf of right leg, by accident, by one of bis own men; not dangerous. JOHN E. KEBBNEIiL, age 33 years, home, New York; Pinkerton detective, shot through hand and had a scalp wound. The patient left the hospital after his injuries were dressed. I PATRICK GROW, age 40 years, home Chi cago: Pinkerton detective; flesh wound in forehead and wound In left side, the bullet passing around the back under the skin and extracted from the right side; not considered dangerous. EDWARD McQOVERN, ago 33 years, home Philadelphia, Pinkerton detective; shot throngh calf of left leg, and from lack of attention is in a dangerous condition. Mercy Hospital. MILES LOUGHRAN, aged 24, mill -worker, residence, Homestead: bullet wound in loft leg, bone fractured and leg will have to be amputated; not considered danger ous. Sonthslde Hospital. JOSEPH ZSIBO. 27 years old, mill worker, residence Homestead: bullet wound in left thigh; bullet extracted and condition not considered dangerous. Allegheny General Hospital. JOHN 3ICCTJRRY, ago C4 years; home, James street, Allegheny: was boatman on the steamer "Little Bill;" bullet wound in abdomen considered very dangerous, but the patient was resting easy last night. Tho wounded man Is tho uncle of Sergeant McCurry, of the Thirty-sixth ward station, and. Councilman McCurry, of the Twenty-eighth ward. The imprisoned Pinkertons say that seven of their men were killed outright and 11 wounded. They believe several dead men were thrown off the Little Bill into the river. ONE OF THE CREW TALKS. A Watchman Said He Had No Idea the Barges Were Going to Homestead He Kept From Being Shot at by Disem barking at Fort Perry. One of those hired to watch the barges in Manchester told an interesting story last night. His name is Claire and he lives on Sixth avenue. He was engaged as night watchman and commenced work last Thurs day evening. He said he was hired to watch the barges Iron Mountain and Monongahela and understood his trip was to the new Beaver dam. ''I was hired by Captain Eodgers, who was thought to own the boat, and felt confi dent that the service I was engaged for was at the new Beaver dam." Mr. Claire, being asked how far down the river he went, replied, to Davis Island dam. Ho stated his boat laid there for a couple of hours. A Ft, Wayne train stopped and its passengers, who were loaded on the barges lie said, were the men to take the place of the Homestead employes. When Claire understood the situation he demanded to leave the boat, but its commander stated they were hired to do Government work at "Baden, and that the channel at that point was to be cleared of rock. Mr. Claire stated ne was to receive 52 per day and all the crew were hired at the same rate. There was seven on this boat and the watch was divided into two crews. Mr. Claire stated that when he saw the loading of the barges completed,.he consid ered his disembarkation a necessity, and "hen the boat arrived at Port Perry he left it, and taking the first train arrived in Pittsburgh to read of its final landing in the morning papers. HARDEST FIGHTING WAS DONE. JOBN'MOBKIS FUNBBAL. Odd Fellows Will Condnct the Last Seniors This Afternoon. At norfa copies of the following notice were posted at the depots and other con spicuous fclaces at Homestead: TAKE NOTICE. L O. O. F. llembdrs of Meisrdale Lodge. No. 991. I. O. O. IF., are requested to meet In their lodge room at 2 o'clock p. M. July 7, 1S92, to attend the funeral of onrlate brother, John E. Moriis. members of all sister lodges are respectfully requested to meet with us. I x. J. BTROUir, touie urano. Owen S. Swisher, Secretary. SYMPATHY FE0M THE SOUTH. A Te'Jegram to Worklncmnn From Win- ton, N. C Official. The following telegram was received last evening by Mr. Will Boss, of this city: ! Wikstos, N. C., July 6, 189i- WlUEoss, Pittsburg: To the worklri'innn of Plttsbunr: The sympathies of the working men ot Winston, in Jr. O. U. A. M.. J. W. Bradford. dhiI or Police. 5 i 11 CALL TOCIIIZEMS To Aid the Sheriff in Queu ing the Distnrhances at Homestead. MUST COME WITH ARMS. An Individual Summons Is Served Upon Many Prominent Men. THE GOVERNOR ASKED FOR TROOPS He Insists That Civil Authorities Hake Further Efforts. PRESIDENT WEIHB AS A PEACEMAKER Sherifi McCleary last evening issued the following proclamation: All good citizens are hereby summoned to appear at the Sheriff's office to-morrow (Thursday) morning at 0 o'clock with arms and subsistence to aid the Sheriff in sap pressing the riot now in progress at Home stead. William H. McCleakt, Sheriff. JCLT6, 1892. This proclamation was exhibited in pub lic places throughout the city, while an. other call similar to this was printed upon GENERAL VIEW OF THE FIGHT. small blanks and addressed to citizens. The second call read exactly like the first, except that it begau with "You are hereby summoned," instead of "All good citizens are hereby summoned." These were sent to various responsible male residents of the county. The list of the lucky or unlucky men could not be obtained, but it is estimated that from 1,000 to 2,000 individual calls were sent out. Hush to the Sheriff's Ofllc. When Sheriff McCleary reached his office in the Court House yesterday morning and learned of the engagement between the Pinkerton detectives and the workmen at Homestead, he was for a moment com pletely overwhelmed. He had been in the office scarcely ten minutes when visitors began flocking in, either to offer advice or learn what move the Sheriff would make. Among the first to call on Sheriff" McClearv were Judge W. D. Porter, Senators William Flinn and John Neeb, C. L. Magee, W. A. Magee, District Attorney Burleigh, Samuel Wakeknight and Lawyers P. C. Knox and E. B. Petty, and Hon. James H. Keed. Most all of Sheriff McClearv's callers made a long stay and in less time than it takes to tell it the room was crowded with a throng of men who seemed intent upon discussing the various phases of the Homestead situation. About 10 o'clock President William Weihe, of the Amalgamated Asso ciation, entered. Mr. Weihe's appearance changed the aspect of affairs somewhat, for when he approached the Sheriff the latter immediately conducted him to a private room, to which Hon. James H. Beed, P. C. Knox, E. B. Petty, the Sheriff's attorney, C. jL. Magee and several others were ad mitted. This was the first conference in the Sheriff's office, but all through the day sub sea uentlv conference after conference was held. Fruitless Conference With the Carnegles. It was decided at the first meeting in the Sheriff's office to send to the officials of the Carnegie Steel Company and see if some sort ot a settlement could not be effected from that source. Mr. Petty, who was delegated to go to the of fice of the Carnegie Steel Company, returned from a consultation with General Manager Frick and Lawyers Knox and Keed, however, and when asked about the result of the discussion intimated that it had been fruitless. Sheriff McCleary, after consultation with Judge Ewing and his counsel, K. B. Petty, decided to wire. Governor Pattison. The following telegram was sent: Governor Robert E. FattUon: Situation at Homestead is very grave. My deputies were driven lroin tho ground and watchmen sent by mill owifers attacked. Shots wore exchanged and some men killed and wounded. Unless prompt measures are taken to prevent it, further bloodshed and great destruction of property may be ex pected. The striking workmen and their friends on the ground number at least 5,000, and tho civil authorities are utterly unable to cope with them. Wish you would send instruc tions at once. W. H. AIcClkart. After sending this message the Sheriff turned to his friends and said: "I believe it would be suieide for me to take my men to Homestead. We conld not begin to cope with those 5,000 workmen, and I will do nothing till I hear from the Gov ernor. I expect a reply soon and will then know what to do." If the Sheriff was entirely in the dark, however, he wai much worse off when the Governor's reply was received. It stated that Governor Pattison would not interfere nutil the Sherifi had exhausted all means in his power. President Weihe Visits Homrstead. About this time President William Weihe, of the Amalgamated Association, learning that the conference with the Car negie Steel company, had resulted in noth ing, declared his intention ot going to Homestead on the 10 o'clock train to see if he could not -do something to pacify tho locked out men. Iu this determination he was seconded by Sheriff McCleary. The next telegram sent to the Governor from Sheriff McCleary read as follows: Governor P.obert E. Pattison. Harrlsburg: Tho works at Homestead are in possession of an armed mob. They number thousands. The mill owners this morning attempted to and a number of watchmen, when an at ack was , made on the boats, and six me n on the boats were badly wounded. A number of men on shore were killed and wounded. How many cannot say. Tho boat later came down and was flied on from, shore, and the pilot compelled to abandon pilot bouse. I have no means at my com mand to meet emergency. A large armed force will bo required. Any delay may lead to further bloodshed and .great destruction of property. Ton are therefore urged to act at once. W. 11. McCleary, Sheriff. Hardly had the ink dried upon the mes sage when Sheriff McCleary as if inpired by a sudden thought, caught up his pen and acain began to write. When he had finished he exhibited the following: SHEIHFF'S OlTICE. ALLTOHTTCT Co., ) PiTTSBcno, Pa., July 7, 1802. Yon are hereby requested to close your saloon or liquor house until the present dis order in Homestead and illflliu township ceases. William H. WcClkahv, Sheriff. A Third Appeal for Aid. The reply of the Governor to the Sheriff's second message was similar to the first, ad vising him to exhaust all means in his power first. At 2:30 o'clock the Sheriff sent a third message, which read: After a personal visit to the Homestead woilts yesterday morning and careful in quiry as to the suiroundinzs Iendeavmed to gather a force to guard the works, but wn s unable to obtain anv. I then sent 12 depu ties, almost my entire force, to Homestead, but they were driven from the grounds. The mill owners early this morning sent an armed guard ot 300 men by river. Boats containing this guard were fired on while on their way up the river, and when they at tempted to land at tho company's grounds were met by an armed mob which had taken down the company's lences and taken possession of the landing. An encounter, in which a number were wounded, took place. Several are report ed dead. The Coroner has just Informed mo that one of the guaids has just died. The guards have not been able to land, nnd the works are In posses sion of the mob, who are armed with rifles and pistols and are reported to have one cannon. Tho cuards remain on the barges near the landing, having been abandoned bv the steamer which towed them there. The civil authorities here are powerless to meet the situation. An armed and disciplined force is needed at onco to prevent further lossof life. I therefore urgo immediate action on your pare. The Governor replied as follows: Your telegram indicates, that you have not made any attempt to execute the law to en force order, and I must insist on you calling npon the citizens for an adequate number of deputies. Besides the telegrams from the Sheriff numerous private telegrams were also re ceived by the Governor, some advising him to call out troops and others counseling a more conservative course. Two or three prominent citizens of Pittsburg intimated in confidential messages to the Governor that the local authorities had not exhausted their resources to preserve the peace and that before extreme measures are taken it would be well for him to visit Home stead. Governor Pattison said last evening that he did not contemplate any further action at present In his opinion Sheriff McCleary has not done all that it was pos sible to do to maintain good order and he was not disposed to interfere with the military until every civil means had been exhausted. At 4:30 o'clock, when Governor Pattison's last message was received. Sheriff McCleary determined to follow the Governor's advice and exhaust every means in his power. It was then he concluded to make the indi vidual call, and he detailed several men to address envelopes to private citizens con taining the following summons: Mr. : Ton are hereby summoned to ap pear at Sheriff's office to-.inonow(Thursdav) morning at!) o'clock, with arms and sub sistence, to aid the Sheriff in suppressing riot now in progress at Homestead. Wx. H. McCleary, Sheriff. PrrrsBtJRO, July 6, 1S93. Calling Upon Prominent Men. Chief Clerk Marshall, of the Sheriff's of fice, use used no particular system in secur ing the names of citizens to which the above call was addressed. He simply utilized a city directory, but the name's beginning with A. B and C were the ones that suffered most. The summonses were filled in with the names of persons known to the Sheriff, including some of the most prominent citi zens, business men, attorneys and others. They were given to four deputies to serve. The Sheriff has the power to commit to jail any one refusing to serve. Among those called upon to serve were O. P. Scaife and Senator William Flinn. Shortly before 6 o'clock President Weihe returned from Homestead and reported to the Sheriff that his visit had been practic ally useless and it was impossible to quell the spirit of the work men. President Weihe, together with other members of the Amalgamated Association, were then invited into a 'con ference with the Sheriff with a view of find ing some, method for releasing the Pinker ton men from their confinement at Home stead. The Sheriff's office was as much of a reception room in the evening as it was in the morning. Among those to call after 6 o'clock were ex-Sheriff Cluley, ex-Sheriff Hunter, ex-Sheriff Grey, Vincent Stevens, E. J. Bandolph and W. J. Brennen, Esq., attorney for the Amalga mated Association. At 8 o'clock the Sheriff left on a special train for Homestead to bring back the Pinkerton men. LAST OF THE BARGES. After They Had Been Pillaged They Were ISurned by the Workers. When the last of the"Pinkerton deputies had left the barges the mob rushed on and pillaged them of everything that was valu able. The whole inside had been racked by the dvnamite The Monongahela had been fitted as sleeping quarters and the Tennessee as a dining room. There was very little furniture. The sides were pierced by hundreds ofbullct holes. After they had been pillaged the mob in its rage finally set them on fire and they burned to the water's edge. The warning delivered everywhere to the surrendered Pinkertons was "remember Homestead." One rinkerton Who Won't Flsht. McKeespoet, July 6. Spra'al. One of the Pinkerton men who came from Phila delphia arrived in this city this afternoon. He said he did not desire'to go to Home-1 stead, and all. the money that could be oi ferewaa not sufficient to take him there. LIKE RATSJN A TRAP, Pinkerton Men Tell of the Awful Agony They En dured on the Barges. - THEY WANT TO GO HOME. Were Told That They Were Wanted to Act Only as Watchmen. EXPECTED TO DIE IN THE BARGES. A Feir Contemplated Suicide During the Afternoon. TEEATED LIKE SAVAGES ON SHOEB One of the most graphic narratives of the experience of the men on the barges was re lated last evening by A. L. Wells, a stu dent at the Bennett Medical College, of Chicago. He came down with six wounded Pinker ton men who were brought to the Union station at 7:10 lost even ing. He is a short, muscular man probably 32 years of age, wears a slouch hat and full sandy beard. He was elated over his escape from the mob, and was a willing talker. "I was sent on here by the Pinkertons," he began. "They told the 124 of us who left Chicago that we were wanted as private watchmen. They ex pected us io get inside the works, and then if we were besieged and any were injured I was to take care of them. The men'who came on are not regu lar employes of the Pinkertons, but were picked up at random. Didn't Know Where They Were Going. 1 When we arrived in Pittsburg we wera joined by 207 from Xew York and Brook lyn. They had also been informed that they were wanted simply to act as watchmen, and I don't believe there were half a dozen men in the whole party who had any idea of the extent of the trouble. "I don't know exactly where we were put on the barges, but it was some dis tance below the city. All of the men were armed with clubs ahd billies, but only 20 of them had guns. "Long before we arrived at Homestead the firing commenced, and the bullets were .dropping all around us, but until we got within easy gunshot no bullets struck the barges. It then began to dawn npon the men that there was serious trouble ahead, and we began to prepare for a systematic defense. "When the steamboat left us the bullets flew around like a cerfect hail storm and pattered against us from every side. For a short time the men with the guns made an attempt to return the fire, but after 10 or 12 of our party had been wounded we gave it up as a bad job. , A Scene of A wlul Terror. "The groans and curses of the wounded mingled with the prayers and pleadings of the dying, as they laid in the bottom of the barges; the whistle and ring of the bullets; the reports of the guns, and the shouts of caution, formed a scene of indescribable horror. It was n terrible experience, and one that blanched the cheek of the most fearless. "We were caged like rats in a trap. The situation was desperate. The chances were 100 to 1 that not a man of us would get out alive. After we had run up a flag of truce for the third time, and each time it bad been snot down, we gave up nil hope?- .The dynamite bombs thrown at us blew out one side of a barge as though it were paper, and I saw men in the party who were contemplating suicide in prefer ence to enduring the terrible strain, which wonld undoubtedly end only in death if no mercy had been shown us. If we had known the awful treatment which we were subse quently led to undergo, it is a question whether the men would have capitulated when they did. Took the Word of the Leaders. "We relied implicitly upon the word of the leaders to give us protection, but in stead all but lew of the wounded were tortured worse than if they had fallen into the hands of savages, liven some of the men who were injured were kicked and beaten into insensibility. It was a sickening sight, brutal and barbarous to a degree al most past belief. I never imagined that such scenes could be enacted in a communi ty of civilized men. "The terrible suspense and mental aeony suffered by the men while on the barges was nothing to the awful attacks after they reached the shore. There was not a man in the party but would have left the country and never came back if they had been al lowed to depart." Another happy man was John E. Crid leon, of New York. He is a tall, handsome young lellow, probably 27 years of age, dressed in a new summer suit of light material, and apparently intelligent. He spoke with a slight English accent, as he related his experience. He had been shot in three places. There was a bullet buried in his scalp over his left temple, another had gone through the palm of his left band and was buried under the skin on the back of his hand, while a third was imbedded in his left heel. Ee Anticipated No Trouble. "Like the others I was led to believe that we were wanted simply as private watch men, and I anticipated no trouble. There were 207 of us! I think, came from New York. If I had known the condition of affairs at Homestead I should never have gone out. After we got out there, however, there was no way of getting back, and we had to make the best of it. There were over 30 Pinkerton uni forms on board which we were to put on as soon as we should reach the works, but from what I saw the strikers now have pos session of all of them. "When we were finally allowed to leave the barges' I ran up among the first and was one of the few who were not beaten. I ac counted for this by the fact, that my face and hands were covered with blood, and on the whole I presume I looked more like a dead than a live man. All I want is to get out of Pittsburg and Pennsylvania as soon as possible and I think that is the wish of every man in tho party." There were a number of the Pinkertons registered at the St. James Hotel last evening, but soon after registering they started Out, and had not returned at a lata hour. i BEPUSED A GLASS OF WATEB. No Mercy for a Dying Pinkerton Man at ainnhall Station. Probably one of the saddest sights yester day was at Munhall station, where the wounded had been carried. One man lay there dying. He feebly called for water, while the mob of males and females scoffed. One man more humane than the rest brought it to him. A woman knocked it from his band with the cry that he should die. And the crowd yelled, "Kill him." In spite of the protests, another drink was brought and given to the sufferer. All Gave Fictitious Names. When the Pinkertons were In prison yes terday afternoon, an effort was made to se cure their names, but all gave fictitious names and homes. The Amalgamated Asso ciation claimed to have an official list of the names, but they refused to give it out. if 1 - IT .T r u. J mj&ikdi lirf .