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frost the excellent list pah.
lisaed to-day. 'oa will flad It a
great aaslstaace.
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from Uie exeelleat list pub
lished to-day. Tern -will Sa4 it a
great assistance.
Victorious Workers Preserve
Strict Military Order
at Homestead.
Pouring Into the Town and Being
Plentifully Distributed.
Tie Carnegie Mills Placed in Charge of
the Eegular Watchmen Except the
Invndlnsr Barges Not a Particle of
Property Has Been Destroyed A
Close Watch Kept for a Farther
Attack Congratulations and Prom
ises of Reinforcements Received
Saloons Eemaln Closed and There Is
No Dissipation Bow the Cannon TTsed
In the Battle Was Secured The
Speedy Hushing of Two AnarchlstB
the Most Exciting Feature.
Xo one disputed the possession of Home
stead with the locked-out workmen yester
day. Nothing of a warlike character ex
cept the continual watch developed np to
midnight. The several barrooms in the
town remained closed until evening, and
there was no drinking or dissipation. The
principal streets of the tewn were aban
doned all day, and the people who did not
attend the funerals of their dead associates
remained on guard on the river banks,
about the great Homestead works, and at
the railroad station.
Under the surface of tbe almost painful
quiet, however, there was a nervous cur
rent that at times seemed ominous. Wild
reports reached the labor leaders from every
direction that armed invaders are headed in
the direction of tbe recent conflict and the
active spirits, while endeavoring to keep
down even an evidence of concern, moved
hurriedly along the guard lines, keeping
the watchers on the alert and prepared for
any surprise that might be given them.
"rhe disposition of the worKingmen to re
gain away from the Homestead works
smed significant.
Forks Now In the Watchmen's Hands.
In the advice of the leaders of tbe,
ed-out men, tbe great ,works, ,ara ieft
sfnyandwjysjlylrrthe hSn'dV of ine"
XXChmeV, and.pt no time since
" !. surrender of the Pinhertons has there
been any necessity to protect the broperty of
the Carnegie Company. '
The Carnegie interests are certainly in
the bands of Carnegie's authorized agents
here, and Hugh O'Donnell, the recognized
leader of the men, said yesterday evening
just before leaving for Pittsbnrg, and prob
ably for Harrisburg to see the Governer,
that his men would under no conditions
touch violently any part of the company's
"So long as our places are
not endangered, just so long will
the steel company's possessions here be
jealously guarded by the locked-out men,'.'
Mr. O'Donnell said. "Our interests are like
- Mr. Carnegie's here; our homes, our fami
lies are here aUo, and only the presence of
unfriendly invaders will force us into a de
fensive position."
The Men Very Much Encouraged.
Wednesday morning's victory has Bome
what flushed and encouraged the men. They
would now face, without the remotest evi
dence of fear, any part of our standing army.
Their presence, with a few revolvers and an
abundance of clubs, repulsed, held back and
subdued the 300 Pinkertons when they ap
peared here with the daylight on Wednes
day morning, but since then they have
armed themselves, and they are now pre
pared with all the implements of modem
Besides their own weapons, such as one
small brass cannon, rifles, Floberts, double
barreled shotguns and pocket pistols, they
took from the Pinkertons after surrender at
least 200 repeating rifles and much of the
ammunition found on board tbe barges after
the unfortunate invaders had given them
selves up. In addition to this guns have
been sent there from Pittsburg and other
points. Rone of the guns sent are new.
They are till old and of different varieties.
Considerable ammunition has been pur
chased. "Where the Dynamite Was Secured.
The dynamite used in Wednesday morn
ing's bombardment was purchased in stores
and shops at Homestead. The oil used in
endeavoring to burn the Pinkertons and
their barges belonged to the steel company,
and was taken from their tanks in the
Since tbe workmen strengthened their
position by the capture of the repeating
rifles and ammunition, enough for a pro
tracted battle, they have been content, and
have not endeavored to secure additional
arms. The leaders, however, have received
encouragement from several labor organiza
tions throughout the country, and ,an un
signed telegram received here yesterday
morning, said:
"Five thousand workingmen are ready
with guns to help yon at Homestead."
Many congratulatory telegrams from
other pointB were received and they greatly
encouraged the workmen. ,
It was reported yesterday morning that
many of the Pinkertons perished, when the
iron-clad barges were burned, after the sur
render. This report could not be verified.
The old hulks ot the barges were searched
last evening, but nothing was found that
would indicate the burning of the men. The
nnburned portion of the barges were floated
down the river, about a square, and are now
safely moored to the Edna, a pretty little
steamer, which has been used by the work
ing people to patrol the rivfcr while guard-
ins nsrr'nst invaders. I
-rae Pinkertons XolAleonnted .For.
Tiber of the Pinkerfcns have-w vet
anted-" ' Vbeit-ettisntee'l
give the number of men Who went toHome'
stead with the "Little Bill" as 300. It Is
conceded that a few of the Pinkertons es
caped in the confusion of the surrender.
The officer in charge of them got away, but
it seems improbable that many oi them
could escape the crowd that received them
when they yielded to the superior lores of
the workmen.
It was claimed Wednesday night that
Only the wounded were taken down the
river in the steamer which brought them
here, and nobody is able to make even an
effort at accounting for the discrepancy in
the count of the officers. The whole matter
is clouded, but no one at Homestead had
any information of the exact number of
men who were on the barges. The men
after their surrender refused or were unable
io give any definite information.
There are none of them at Homestead
now. Hone of them escaped by way of the
water, and nobody believes that more than
& dozen of them could have gotten aWay by
mingling with the excited and confused
crowd, after they had been allowed to come
Dr. Gladden said last night that the two
still at Homestead will recover, but both
are sericttslv wounded.
The Carnegie Company's TVlltclir
m-ri Now
area or the Works They AM rarer
. by lha Company The broken fences
Repaired by the Sirlfc-xs.
The mills of, the Carnegie Company, Lim
ited, at Homestead, the" scene ot the awful
battle Wednesday, rtere as siill as the
grave yesterday. AVhere the cannon belched
forth its deathly loads ot iron and steel
Wednesday, yesterday there was not the
least sign of. life save the watchmen who
walked up and down the river front
The Carnegie Steel Company, Limited,
yesterday was in charge "of its works. The
strikers, content with their overwhelming
victory the day before, had left the com
pany's property and all day not & striker
set foot within the whitewashed
walls. They knew that they had
nothing to lose by staying-
out, but they were careful no one went in.
The Pemickey road, the one entrance to the
battlefield, was guarded all day by the
strikers, and not a soul was allowed to pass
them. The other gates were all kept closed
and inside of each was one of the company's
policemen. There are seven of these
guardians and their chief. It is very evi
dent that they do not feel altogether safe.
The Company Holds the Fort.
Yesterday morning Assistant Superin
tendent Wood issued an order forbidding
all press representatives entrance to the
grounds in the future. He said Secretary
Lovejoy was the authorized press agent of
the company. A Dispatch reporter yes
terday afternoon tried to get id. A visit
was first made to the main entrance npat'the
offices. The chief of the watchmen guards
this entrance. He kindly, but firmly, re
fused admittance. He is a talcative old
fellow, however. '"We are in control to
day," said he, "but I haven't any idea
how longit will last. lam constantly ex
pecting another outbreak, and when it
comes we will do as We did Wednes
day, quietly withdraw. We are
employed and paid by tbe company to de
fend the plant, but not from a mob like had
possession Wednesday, but our duties are
more to keep out the worthless rabble. To
them alone I look for any destruction of
property that may oocur."
The clerks in the offices at the mills
came down to work every morning, but
their work is not very arduous just now.
They stay inr the building all the time, be
ing afraid to venture out. It is even very
seldom that one is seen at any of the tnany
Bather Mervons, bat Still There.
The only way to view the spot where the
battle was fought is by rowing down the
river shore in a skiff. This was done. Two
old men guard the battlefield, and to say
they are nervous is.not an exaggeration.
While the boat was yet quite a distance
from shore the guardsmen commenced wav
ing their clubs and shouting out orders
about coming ashore. They are suspicious
of everybody, and all requests for permis
sion to land were refused. An. elegant
view of the improvised fort and different
barricades is obtained from the river.
The strongholds are all standing
yet just as they wero whsn
the victors left them. The
only other very noticeable reminder oi the
battle is the smokestacks along the hank
Where the model barges lav. The barges
are gone. The burned hulls have been
floated down to McCIure street, where the
strikers' steamer is moored, and are being
held as trophies of war. Here and there
in the steep embankment can be
seen little gullevs made by .the oil
which was intended to destroy the barges.
There is a strong disposition in Home
stead to protect tbe works. This was mani
fested in Wednesday's battle. So success
fully was this managed that the company
lost nothing so far as its property Was con
cerned. Some of the striken my they
would be glad it the militia were
brought to Homestead to guard
the plant. Their opinion is not a prevail
ing one, however. The men feel their Way
about it.- They want to protect the com
pany's property so lomj s It doejiol in-,
terfere with tbeir own inf"
shown again -yesferdsyjr
party of the strikers rebuilt the little piece
offence which bad been torn down the day
before. -
Coroner McDowell Selects n .Tnry to Inquire
Into the Cannes ot Death Only Eight So
Far Reported Dead to the Proper
Coroner McDowell has commenced the
preliminary vork of his inquisition which
is to take place as Soon as peace can be
sufficiently restored at Homestead to enable
him to arrive at the facts that led to the
sacrifice of the lives of the men who died
in the Homestead engagement Wednesday
corning. He is determined that no effort
shall be lost sight of that may in any way
lead to the detection of anyone that may
lurnlsh evidence leading to the cause of the
The District Attorney has beeni con
sulted concerning the most effective method
of conduoting the inquests, and when the
time arrlveslor taking evidence he will be
present to assist, "A jury has already been
drawn, and the Coroner says he has en
deavored to exercise special care that lrieh
of unquestioned honesty shall be secured.
Men representing the ordinary spheres ot
business life bad been selected, with a view
to satisfying the.extremes of capital and
labor. ' The names of the jurors drawn are
as follows: y a?,!
sides ori Wylle avenue. -
CONRAD 60HLEGEL. (jrooer.
JOHN BURKi .x-Justice of the Peace.
H. GRANT MILLER, Coroner's clerk.
The number dead reported to theCoroner
up to. 5 o'clock yesterday evening is eight
It was reported, however, that several
others were killed or had died since the
battle, but eight are all that have been
officially reported. Of these reported there
are but two Chat were Pinkerton men, the
rest having been residents of Homestead.
The correct list of the dead reported is as
J. W. KLINE, Pinkerton man. aged JSyeirs.
MICHAEL A. CONNORS, Pinkerton man,
need, SO yenr.
JOSEPH SOTAK. aped HMyearsj married,
wife residing in Hungary; has been in
this country eizht years
JOHN EMORRIn aped 28 years.
PATRICK FOREIS, uged 25 years
HENRY 8TBIEGEL, aged 19 years.
SILAS WAIN, aed 25 years.
THOMAS WELDON, aged 30 years.
The bodies of the two Pinkerton men!
were prepared for burial at an undertaking
establishment on Webster avenue. Each of
the men were encased in a handsome
metallic casket costing $250.
J. W. Kline was identified at "the morgue
by George Julian, residing at No. 146
Bloomington street, Chicago, II L, and
Michael A. Connors twos identified by
Charles W. Bldell, residing at No. 80 Bond
street, Brooklyn, Ni X Connors last night
was snipped over the Pennsylvania Bail
road to New York, and Kline to Chicago
over the Pittsburg and Ft Wayne.
The Weapons Osed by the Men Were Small
Fowling: Pieces and Rifles The Cannons
Were Used for Parades and Celebra
tions. An all-important question, and one which
has been discussed rather freely without so
lution being reached, is, where did the
workmen obtain their cannon, arms, ammu
nition and dynamite. The two cannons
used in the Wednesday engagement and
operated from tbenorthbank of the Monon
gahela river are -three pound brass guns of
an ancient type, and ate familiarly known
as Napoleon pieces.. They are mounted
UDon a cumbersome carriage of wood with a
, trail attached, and in all are abont 5 feet
in length, xne guns are loaaea at tne
breech and are worked with the old style
primer and cord. It is stated they have
been in the town for a number of years, and
were heretofore utilized only during parades
and upon national holidays.
The arms and ammunition in possession
of the steel and iron workers during the
fight were lso an old feature Of the town.
They consisted mainly of shotguns and
small caliber rifles, there being but a few
good pieces in tbe whole outfit. These be
longed to the sportsmen of the borough,
and have been used only for hunting small
game, shooting at glass balls and target
firactice. It was reported yesterday morn
ng tbat the ammunition of the workmen at
Homestead had been greatly rednced in the
engagement with the Pinkerton men, hut
this is denied by everyone. They say that
Homestead was never better fixed with
rifles ahd ammunition than they are at the
present time. Before firing the barges yes
terday it II said that the workmen rescued
three boxes ( containing 1 210 new 10-shot
Winchester repeating rifles with many
rounds of ammunition for each weapon.
Where tbe dynamite was obtained that was
used so freely during the battle? cannot be
learned from any reliable source. It is re
ported by some that quantities of it, are to
M nod in this district, while others say it
was brought from Pittsburg in wagons or
other conveyances. That the weapons used
in the War by the workmen consisted of only
shot sans and small caliber rifles is very
Probably true, as it is stated if the men had
been as well supplied as they are now great
damage .Would have been done both to life
aid property. The leaders say that there is
no truth .Whatever in the report that for
onetime past there has been a number of
-a nnes coaceaiea jn.tal ,TlMBlty 1
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PRTDAY. JULY 8. 1892
for ue in times of (trouble. They possess
no such secret, and it such was the case the
guns nould not have remained hidden dur
ing thejfoubte.
They Distribute Circulars That Stir Op the
Workmen Threat! to kill Them ftlade
by the Crowd Locked Op for Eafe
Keeping Ontll the Heating.
Quite astir was Created this morning
among the workmen assembled at the head
quarters of the Amalgamated Association
when One of the pickets announced
that two Anarchists had arrived on the last
train from Pittsburg and wero how dlstrlb-
utlng a bloodthirsty circular along the
Btreets which advocated the use of dynamite
in settling the present labor trouble, and
invited th&meh to become Anarchists. Upon
hearing the full circumstances of the case,
the workmen proposed that a committee
be appointed to go out and look up the two
advocates of anarchism. Before any such
arrangements conld be completed, however,
ihe two disciples of the equality of man,
meeting with no opposition on the streets,
became emboldened and walked into the
headquarters. '
Boldly they marched to the center of the
room and began banding their circulars
around. Here thev met with their first nn-
r.JaeilSnvibe papers were torn up Into
. t . - "-',
.small pieces and thrown into their faces.
They Conld n't Explain Their Position.
Workmen clrpled around them and as
sumed threatening attitudes. Becoming
frightened at this state of affairs the two
Anarchists made a break and ran toward
the stairway, but here they were inter
cepted. They tried to explain their posi
tion, but became confused and told
a rambling story, which was nothing
but a series of contradictions. Finally
the workmen, concluding they had done
no serious barm, decided to let them go on
condition that they promise to return im
mediately to the city. This they gladly
assented toand a force of men accompanied
them down the stairway to see that they
carried out'their promise.
When they reached the street it was
whispered that the men were two of Herr
Most s disciples and that they had donea
great deal of injury to the causes of the
workingmen throughout the iron And steel
mill districts. It was said they had been
run out of McKeesport and they had been
warned not to hold any meetings in Alle
gheny. When this was learned by the
more hot headed df the men cries rang out
"Give it to them,""Arrest them," ''Kill
them,"etc.t . -
By this time they were thoroughly fright
ened and shaking as if they had the ague.
They were hurried down the street, but not
to the railroad depot.
Taken to Ihe Jail for Beeps.
They were taken to the station house.
Here the apparent spokesman of the two
men gave his name as John Powers. He
said he had done no harm.
"I did not come here to give out circu
lars," he said. "I found the circulars on
the street, and thinking they belonged to
the strikers gave them 'out to everyone I
met. " Notwithstanding this lucid explana
tion he was placed in a cell. The man that
accompanied him was too badly frightened
to speak and his nameconld'hot be learned.
They will be given a hearing this morning
The men state that they can ficht all their
battlfiB without any advice from Anarchists,
and that they Will not tolerate visitors of
this character..
The i circular begins by saying that "re
sistance to tyrants is obedience to God,"
and continues in about a thousand words to
describe how tyranny was practiced by the
Carnegie firm. Alter a rambling statement
the writer concludes by advising all the
workmen to stay in the mills that of right
belong to ',Kem, The closing words are:
"Brother become Anarchists."
.Homestead i-ouied by the News That More
,Plnkoxtons Were-Comlns;.
Just at mldiyght a general alarm was
sounded from be steam whistle ot the
Homestead Electric Light Works. It
was declared that another body of
Pinkertons was lev be thrown into the
Carnegie works, buft it was not known
whether they were cowing by rail or river.
Men, women and children bouned
out of every house. The' men
were all armed, sflme with the
rifles captured front te Pinkertons.
Three thousand men were reldr to receive
the Invaders, and scouts werevhrown out to
eive warning the moment iby of them
A diligent search was made f n this city
at the depots, along the wharVes and at
Lock No. 1, but up to 3 A. m. no sign of the
expected arrivals could be found.
He Inquires As to 'the PartlcnUra of the
Homestead Battle.
; Wednesday morning Dr. George Gladden,
of Homestead, received the following tele
'gram, dated at Washington, D. a:
Wire me fall particulars of the occurrence
to-dav and stlva me the present 'Status.
,What are the demands or the Amalgamated
J"r -"
3 -JS.O. VI VAT.
Pinkerton. Men in the Hos
pitals Eegret Their Part
in the Fray.
And Softer From Injuries Received in
tbeThick of Battle.
From Hard JiperlenCea Which Will' Kever
Ee forgotten.'
The sad results Of the strife at Home
Stead are seen at the hospitals, where men
lie wounded and suffering. Twenty-eight
of the unfortunate Pinkertons are now at
the West Penn Hospital, and a sadder lot
of patients has seldom been seen. There
are men with broken arms and disjointed
ankles; Others with broken noses and cut
faces, and many with bruised heads and
injured backs, presenting altogether, as
they lie in their various wards, a pitiful
picture of human misery.
As soon as it was known that the Pinker
ton men had surrendered at Homestead
Superintendent Cowen, of the West Penn
Hospital, sent Surgeons Lewln and Walker,
accompanied by Clerk Woodward, to the
scene of disaster to care for the disabled.
Arriving at Homestead, they found many
of the Pinkerton men badly in need of
medical attendance, and after ministering
to their wants so far as possible, they
brought those who were most badly injured
to the West Penn Hospital. Their names
The Disabled at the Hospital.
EDWARD McGUPF, Philadelphia, shot in
leg- .
FRED PRIMER, Philadelphia, scalp wound
and Internal injuries.
E. A. SPEAR, Cbicasco, wound in left lej
CHRIS LAMB, Philadelphia, In) mod back.
PATRICK MoGUIRE, Baltimore, gunshot
wouud in left arm.
WM. A. REGAB, 172 Charlotte street,
Philadelphia, wounded in eye and scalp.
JOHN BM1TH, Chicago, wounded in left
hand with bullet.
H. W. McGREGORY, Philadelphia, scalp
GEORGE HALL, Chicago, contusion of right
FRED ASBTJRY, 199 Peora street, Chicago
scalp wound.
JAMES MURPHY, 117 Boston avenue,
Brooklvn, contusion ot head and lip cut
D. J. ZIEGLER, Philadelphia, scalp wound
and Injured in abdomen.
JAMES MALOY, Chicago, wounded in right
arm. ,
CHARLES NORTHRUP, Chicago, hurt in
Hi a tiaetr.
l Ai-fiOWWfnartmajjireot, Brook.
Ivn.buuet wounds m rigur, rorearm-ana
thigh. ,
PATRICK McGOFF, Chicago, shot in abdo
men. .
LEWIS FLAGER, Chicago, wounded In arm
and scalp. '
JOHN LUT2, New York, scalr) wound.
ANTHONY CALLXER, Philadelphia,
wounded in the head and back.
GEORGE WRIGHT, New Yolk, badly
WILLIAM McKINNON, New York, contu-,
sion of right leg.
FRED GfiBHART, New York, scalp wound
and contusion of eye.
JAMES H. PUGH, Brooklyn, contusion of
eye and arm hurt.
EDWARD MILSTEAD, Chicago, Up cut
J. F. SCOFIELD, Chicago, head badly
WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, Chicago, disloca
tion of left ankle.
MIKE GOUGH, Chicago, shot in groin.
JOHN GRIDDEN, New York, scalp wound
add Otherwise hurt.
Most of these will recover. There is some
doubt, however, in regard to two or three
who are injured seriously, E. A. Covert be
ing one of them and "hurt perhaps worse
than any of the others. s
Scattered- at the Other Hospitals.
There have been no new arrivals at the
other hospitals since those reported yester
day. Captain Fred W. Hide, David
Lester, Bussel Wells and J. T. Hoffman, of
the Pinkertons, are still at the Homeopathic
Hospifal and are doing welL George W.
Butter, a mill worker of Homestead, is
alto there and Js in a fair way to recover.
J. T. McCurry. who was a watchman on
the Little Bill and who was wounded in
the groin, is at the Allegheny Hospital and
is considered out of danger.
Joe Zsldo, a Hungarian and a striker,
who was shot in the thigh, is at the South
Bide Hospital.
Miles Laughlin, a striker of Homestead,
is at the Mercy Hospital.
This makes a total of 30 disabled men
now in the hospitals Some of the Pinker
tons feel very bitter to,ard the Homestead
Strikers for abusing them after the surren
der, while others make but little com
plaint. One man who was interviewed and who
requested that his name be withheld from
publication, said:
"About i o'clock, when we hod given np
all' hooe, a Bteamer came down
the river- and we implored
its captain to take as down
the river, but he refused and went on, little
caring, apparently, whether we lost oUr
lives or not After this there was but one
hope, and that, was in surrendering to the
mnh '
"How long have you been with the Pink
ertons?" was asked. ,
"About three days. I live in Philadel
phia and was out of work; so when they
advertised for men I offered my service,
not knowing where I was going or lor what
Ah Experience Not to Be Forgotten.
"I have had an experience never to be
forgotten and never to be repeated. It was
the first naval battle that I was ever in, and
I want it to be the last."
"It has been reported that the Pinkerton
men receive ?5 per day. Is that so?" asked
the reporter.
"We receive f 15 a week sometimes more
when the job is short 'and the work danger
ous. I went to Homestead for 15 a week,
but would not go back for $15,000 a minute. "
The man who lay upon the next bed was
a toreiguer bv birth. He had his eyes
blacked, his jaw broken, his nose broken
and a rib fractured. He said:
"I received all these bruises after we sur
rendered. I wish vi e had staid in the boat.
We might as well have been shot to death
as clubbed into cripples and have our faces
John Smith, of Philadelphia, who bad
been shot iu the left arm, said that he was a
watchman, meaning a regular jfinKeriou
"I hare been in tbe service.a good while,"
he continued, "but I neyer saw such de
termined, blood-thirstv people as those of
Homestead. This is the first time that the
Pinkerton men ever tailed in on under
taking, but I guess they haven't had much
experience in the marine business. There are
good marksmen at Homestead, Every time
a man passed an opening in the board the
rifle balls came splashing through like hail,
and often in time to catch the man, as my
arm will show."
One man made inquiry in regard to ther
Pinkerton men who were shipped away,
and nekoil vchn rvtlirl their exneiisei He
said hn was out of money, and did not
know how he would get home unless some
one should assist him. The reporter sug
gested that iis employers ought to take
care of him, when he replied: "Yes; but I
snppose monopolies and their agents have
no further use for a man when he is crippled
and of no.uae to theni' ,
Soldiers Not "MVhen the QJrnetle
Firm Has ' VJ'B F 'rop-
erry-The KatfeA. 'A, Wft Not Do
Police Doty CrlliC' "Q
Adjutant General W. ,r
o Mar-
rived in Pittsburg last nighgfo-'fe. x
hnrir on thfi fait line at 11:54. HCV. y-
at Greensbunr bva renresentative o. t,S
Dispatch. The Generabwas in the bestr of
health apparently, and,was not inclined to
dodge around the subjsfct which is just now
the most interesting to a large portion of
the United States-he Hometead trouble.
''The whole question with Governor Pat
tison and the authorities now isthis: Have
Carnegie & Co; possession of their works?
If they have possession then the Gov
ernor has nothing to do with
it. If, the men have possession
end refuse to vacate, then the authorities
will sayi 'Gentlemen, you must surrender
this property to its rightful owners.' "-
At this point General Greenland was in
formed that Carnegie & Co. had possession,
and he continued:
Soldiers Will Not Do Pdllce Dnty.
"That ought to settle the matter. The
National Guard'of Pennsylvania was not or
ganized 'and does not exist simply to per
forin police duty. To compel it to
do such work four or five weeks
every year would demoralize it.
There is no danger that it will
be called out at present, and the Governor
is not coming to Pittsburg or Homestead.
These people at Homestead are
not the kind that ran .rampant in the
coke region a little over a year ago when
the troops were called out. Over 60 per
cent ot the Homestead workers ore intelli
gent Americans who own their own homes
and are good citizens except under great
provocation. In the coke region 70 odd per
cent of the workers were ignorant
foreigners, and the troops were not
sent among them until the I
Sheriff of the county had made a strenuous
effort to preserve the peace, and had been
unsuccessful. He deputized the members
of the militia companies, to which I am
opposed, but I presume a sheriff might com
pel them to serve, until they should be i
called "upon by the Governor.
No Politics, Bat Prlnelp-e.
"Yon can say once and for all time that
politics does not enter into the considera
tion of this-question by the Governor. He
does not believe it is bevond tbe control of
the Sheriff of Allegheny county.
He believes that official has yet
to - make a determined effort
to put a stop to the trouble, and he refuses
to prostitute the National Guard by having
it do police duty. If it is called upon it
will be used only to queU open dtstnr ban
cesandnotto keep men in or out of the
"Tbe Governor has received as many,or,I
believe, more messages, from Allegheny
county stating that the Sheriff has not yet
exerted his full power, and that the militia
is not needed, than he has asked for
the militia. It is a notable fact tbat
not a Judge of the county has sent a
message either for or ocainst calling out tbe
National Guard. This is a big county with
a population of over half a million neople,
and it will bC a curious thing if it cannot
handle a disturbance like the prevent It
has not become a riot like that of '77."
The Pinkerton Have Had Enoneh.
"What do you think of the fight with the
"It was a well planned raid, but like
many another tt ell planned scheme it fail
ed to connect It Mr. Frick Had succeeded
in rushing those men into the works he
would have been lauded as showing great
generalship in completely outgeneraling
the workers, but as it turned out the work
ers bagged Mr, Frick."
"Are you opposed to the employment of
Pinkerton men?"
"Well, I don't believe they will care
about going back to Homestead retf soon.
They have been taught a lesson they are not
likely to forget for some time."
"D'o you intend to Visit Homestead?"
"I rnav go up to-morrow afternoon. My
visit to 'Pittsburg is strictly on private
business and. has n6 connection whatever
with the present trouble. I'was in Harris
burg all ot last week as I be
lieved there might be some trouble
and wanted to be near headquarters. Sat
urday I came to Tittsburg and looked over
the ground. This talk about Philadelphia
troops being likely to be ordered out is all
nonsense. There are surely enough good
men in the Second Brigade, composed of
Western reuiments, to put down any out
break that would occur.
V until the Sh-rifl to Act
"Wait till tbe Sheriff has exerted himself
and then there will be plenty of time to
talk about troops. It 'might have been a
good plan if he had taken
tbe offer of the locked-out men
to furnish deputies from among
their number to guard tbe works. It looks
as though his action on the day before the
arrival of the Pinkertons was only a ruse
to cover the advance of 'the Pinkertons on
Carnegie's works. This may not be so, Of
course, but It looks that way. Who ever
heard oi a onerin senuing out
Knotlces to citizens to appear and serve as
mepuues. tintauoirenuwura uH w ;uu,
nLts his hand on vour shoulder, and says,
Corjie you obey; but when you get a let
ter t is different, and yen feel indifferent
about it
'There are several ways of doing a good
manythingj, and sbme ways have more
force thah others," the General concluded,
as he waved a "good-night" and started for
the Seventh Avenue,
For the Dead Tictims of the
Awful Tra'gedy at the
Homestead Works.
Heads of the Carnegie Firm Criticised
by a Preacher.
Eev. Mr. McByar Places the Blame
He Eevie-W3 the Scenes of Slaughter
and MakeaPolnted Remarks Solemn
Scenes as the Remains Are Laid to
Beat Men, Loudly Cheer a Funeral
Sermon Lessons on the Death of
John E. Morris Last Elte3 Over
Farels, the Slav Who Was Shot by the
Three of fair Homestead's precious dead
were laid away yesterday. It was a solemn
day of funeral rites, of tears and of lamenta
tions. IhrongS of Bad-faced men and
women turned out to pay a lost tribute to
the memory of men who but four and twen
ty hours before were in the full flush
of life, and' who fell victims of the
death dealings of the Pinkertons. It was a
strangely silent crowd these men and women
made, as totally unlike that of the previous
day as a June morning is to a December
The men were fresh-shaven and carefnlly
groomed; the women were attired in their
best garments and subdued in manner.
Moans and sobs replaced the groans of the
preceding day and order reigned where but
a few hours before disorder had been ram-
paut For the first time since that
terrible battle on the river front
the people seemed to realize the awful
ordeal through which they had passed.
The awful solemnity of death had soothed
them, and for the time being, universal sor
row drove from their minds all thoughts of
"else. It was difficult to believe that the
tear-stained faces gathered about the coffins
of John E. Morris, Silas Wain and Peter
Fareis belonged to tn&men who on the pro
ceeding day were engaged in mortal combat
with their fellow men.
Scene Iht Were Sa-1 and Interesting.
The story of 'the solemn dav is alike sad
and Interesting. At 1:45 o'clock in the
afternoon the somber wagon of Undertaker
Gillen, to which was harnessed a sleek
white horse, drew up before a vine-clad
cottage, which fronts on Eighth avenue
near McCIure street A solemn faced man
in black, sat on the driver's seat He
jumped to the pavement, and making his
way over the narrow path of emerald turf,
mounted the stoop of the cottage. The door
was open and the man in black entered.
The small cluster of men and women
gathered on the sidewalk, say him lay a
wreath of fragrant white roses on the lid of
ot the cloth-covered coffin which stood on
its two wooden supporters at the end of the
pasa;eway. Then tbee envious eyes
watched him as he spoke a few words to a
white-faced woman who stood at the head
of the coffin. A moment later the under
taker's assistant came out of the cottase,
climbed into his wagon and drove
away. Then from up the narrow
roadway rose a cloud of yellow dust and as
it slowly cleared away a hearse decked with
plumes and drawn by a team of black
horses was seen. The funeral carriage
lumbered up in front of the cottage and
there it halted. Close behind it came a
dozen carriages. There was a moment's
delay and then, guided by the undertaker,
four men clasped the silver handles of the
rose-decked coffin and carefully placed it
in the hearse.
Ihe Last Honors to John E. Morris.
,As the undertaker called out their names
a little band of mourners left the cottase and
seated themselves in the waiting carriages.
Fir3t came a dark-eyed woman draped from
crown to toe in- sombre black. Along,
heavy veil of crape hung over her face, but
the crowd recognized her in a moment She
was Mrs. John E. Morris, the wife of the
man in the hearse.
Following the widow walked an old lady
in black; her veil was drawn aside and the
face revealed was that of Mrs. Morris, the
aged mother of the young Morris.
With her and half supporting her were
"the two sisters of young Morris.
One of these ladies held In her
arms a blue-eyed baby, who all unconscious
of the solemnity of the scene was "yooing"
and "cooing" as only a healthy infant can.
At this juncture strains of music floated np
the street, and a moment later a band of
blue-coated musicians drew near to the
solemn harmonies of the Dead March in
''Saul," the hearse and its escort moved
slowly down the avenne.
As the head of the procession turned, into
McCIure street, it met the 200 memtxTS of
Magdala Lodge of L O. O. F., drawn tip In
two long lines on either side tbe s'Ireet
Down through this lane of badge-disked
Odd Fellows the hearse and canfage
slowly moved, the band leading the Way.
Ten minutes later tbe hearse halted bt-fore
the doors of the Methodist ChurcS? on
Fourth avenne. There was a slight tmzj
and then the coffin was taken fromjjhe
hearse and, carried Into the ehunhv.
Services In the Methodist ChUreh.
The mourners followed close behind, i
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