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SUMMER TRAVELERS vsPWP1 SUMMERTR f lie PBpm Ifill fled tbe best list of resort hotels ia THE DISPATCH. Read the "travelers' accessories" ad Tcrtise teats in same column. FORTY SEVENTH YEAR -"Will find the best Itjiat resort betels in TBE DISi j'CH.5ea tbe "travelers' ace fories" ad. TertlsemeatslH san jelasn. PITTSBURGH SATURDAY. JULY. 9.' 1892-TWELVE PAGES. XIREE CENTS, i l-i - s r -," ' , -xiareSEHSraisRg" '- " , ' - " .'?! MM? -S w i J v w . N wiraiflt ti---KfvJ 7 " ff 5? i THE SHERIFF AT HOMESTEAD McCleary Plainly Tells the Workmen That He Mnst Obey the law. BOTH MEN AND WORKS him to explain his presence here, he said: "In Pittsbunr, last evening, Dr. Purmain and ex-Bepresentative John Core, of this place, handed me a list containing tbe names .of 20 prominent citizens located in Homestead. Tbe citizens, I was informed, represented some of the better known busi ness men of tfee borough, and each and every one of them was prepared to be sworn in and act as deputies under my orders. They were also to meet me on my arrival in Homestead, but I found not even one at the station. "When I reached the Belvidere Club, instead of 20 citizens there were only six, and to my solicitations, they positively refused to act as deputies." He Wns Itonnd to Do His Duty. The Sheriff was asked if his deputies were allowed to enter the works would he protect the non-union workmen placed there by the Carnegie Steel Company as well as the mill Will Be Protected by His Deputies if He- Takes Charge. Pertinent Questions Answered by the County's Peace Officer Hla Attorney Gives His View of the Situation In a Nutshell Things Will Remain as They Are Until Governor Pattlson Calls Out the Military Force of the State Crowds Cloeely Watch the Movements of Their Visitors No Re inforcements From the Citizens of the Borough for the Civil Posse. As the 4:15 o'clock train over the Pitts burg, Virginia and Charleston Railroad came to a standstill alongside of the old fashioned frame depot in Homestead last evening and deposited its dozen or more passengers the patrolmen and pickets sta tioned there did not exercise their usual vigilance in looking after the newcomers. Sheriff McCleary, his attorney, Petty, and Deputy Sheriff Cluley were among the number that alighted from the cars. The trio stopped for a moment, glanced around as if they expected some one would be there to meet them, and then quietly made their Carnegie Steel Company as well as the mill flivr -'ilflwiir T?m, i.-r.lfiLm "TTlTrm fi m BIS! -' ' KSf i I1 i SIHB8 HsP'W iiiiiiiiii car of 'the Western New York and Penn sylvania road. The party was in charge of Frank Bumsey, General Solicitor of the road. In the crowd were George T. Quinby, District Attorney of Erie connty; J. 0. Jewell, a Buffalo lawyer; C S. Carey, Olean; J. H. Waring, District Attorney of Cataraugos county, and several judges from Buffalo who requested that their names be withheld. They are not pub lished for tbe reason that nobody would give them up. Mr. Quinby said they were out on a jaunt for a few days, and he didn't want business or politics mentioned. He is a Republican, and thinks Harrison's chances are yery good. During the day the party visited Homestead. The workmen refused to allow their car within the city limits, and they had to content themselves with looking at the town from the Baltimore and Ohio side of the river. Mr. Quinby thinks the situation is serious, and he looks for more bloodshed. They expect to return home to-day by way of Titusville and Oil City. They came to Pittsburg over the Allegheny Valley road and enjoyed the trip very much. was sufficient to convince the Navy Depart ment of the. desirability of armoring the new ships with this metal, and accordingly all the armor ordered from the Carnegie firm is to be of nickel steel The Navy Department supplies the nickel for this armor in the form of nickel oxide. -SS)i US :siuitt n U W br7 rz JS! i- - An Outpost of the Guard. Wtlbcm Bremen Advising the Men. way through the crowd unnoticed and un suspected. The visitors hastened across the railroad tracks and rapidly walked across the railroad street Here they were not so fortunate in escaping recognition. Hardly had they proceeded one-half square when two men approaching Irom an opposite direction crossed their path. One of tbe latter stopped and in audible whisper exclaimed "There's tbe Sheriff." This story was taken up by others on the street, and in a few moments at least, 100 men knew of the Sheriffs presence in the borough. All of them followed in his wake as if fascinated by some hidden charm. No demonstration was made, nor were the three men interrupted in any way. They were allowed to proceed to their destination, which subsequently proved to be the resi dence of Dr. George Gladden. Inquiries at the latter's home, however, revealed that he had gone out, but it was suggested that the physician could be found at the Belvidere Club, over the First National Bank build ing, on the corner of Eighth avenue and McClure street. The Crowd Was Inquisitive. The Sheriff and his companions started at once for the clubroom. By this time the crowd on the streets had been swelled to nearly twice the number, but still there was bo demonstration and he Sheriff was not even questioned. At the steps leading into the bank building the crowd came to a standstill and the county official and his friends went up stairs. After the three men had disappeared from sight, then for the first time did the crowd gathered on the outside exhibit their dis pleasure over the Sherifl's presence. There were mutterings from all sides, which finally increased into a clamor, and threats were freely made. Some of the more cool beaded of the men, in order to quiet the feelings of the crowd, announced that the Sheriff had only come to Homestead with a view of obtaining a conference and they advocated that the workmen should not act hastily. One of the millworkers who stood on an elevation in the midst of tho throng exclaimed: "We know what he came here for. He has come to place deputies in the works,and he shall not do it. Boys, we do not need any Sheriff here. The town is peaceful and quiet, and, what is more, we won't have anv funny business, Sheriff or no Sheriff." "Aye, aye," called out several of the listeners. Following this the workmen began a discussion of their wrongs. One matter in particular, which seemed upper most in the minds of the men and which they freely argued, was the action of the Sheriff in releasing the Pinkerton men given into his charge early Thursday norning. What the Sheriff' Errand Was. When the crowd had discussed the irobable movements of the officials, the locks announced the supper hourand the rorkmen began breaking away in small roups until only about 25 or 50 -were left. hese remained until the Sheriff and his impanions again made their appearance. veral business men, besides those who ere In the rooms of the Belvidere Club be- rs tbe Sheriff reached Homestead, took vantage of the temporary lull in the wd, caused by tbe majority of the men Ing away, to slip into the bank building 1 take an active part in the conference n in progress. "his conference continued for about three trters of an hour. Then the Sheriff came and announced that he intended to de t on the next train. To questions asking property. The official's answer was as fol lows: "The law of the Commonwealth would compel me to do my duty, and that is to protect the men as well as the mill." In answer to the query, "What will be your future action?" he satd: "I have not yet decided. One thing sure, I will not re turn to Homestead this evening. What will be done to-morrow I can't say. I do not know whether I will come up or not." "Lawyer R, B. Petty was one of the gen tlemen who accompanied Sheriff McCleary and who participated in the conference at the Belvidere Club. The Sheriff intro duced Mr. Petty as his legal adviser, and during his prolonged interview with the re porters the official; head of Allegheny county frequently turned to Mr. Petty for advice. After a deal of persuasion, Mr. Petty consented to give his own view of the situation to a reporter for The Dispatch. "From a legal point of view," said the Pittsburg lawyer, "the men are in the wrong, despite the fact that the town is very quiet and that there is no disturbance threatened. It is foolish to say that the company has the entire control of their plant, and until they are allowed to do what they please with their property and men can work in the mills without interference, Homestead is, from a legal point of view, in a state of rebellion against the law of the State." All His Powers Were thatnted. "Now, from a lawyer's point of view, Sheriff McCleary has exhausted every means in his power to settle the existing difficulty. He has brought his deputies here, and they have been forced to go away. He has called on the reputable citi zens of Pittsburg to become deputy sheriffs by due process of law, and to come here and protect the plant. He has come here to-day and called upon the business men of Home stead to perform the duties of deputy sheriffs and thev have declined to act To my mind, he can do nothing more, and things will remain much as they are until- trovernor Pattlson sees fit to call out the military force of the State. This is the situation in a nutshell." Deputy Sheriff Cluely had little or noth ing to say. "Unlike his usual tactics, he showed considerable reticence, and desired to be left alone. At C:15 o'clock the Sheriff and his two companions stepped out on the pavement in front of the bank building and started for the depot. A large crowd followed them, which grew larger on the way, and when the county official reached the platform outside the railroad station he formed a seemingly attractive center for some 200 or 300 men who circled around him and plied him with numerous ques tions. To all of their Queries, some of which were rather abrupt, the Sheriff re plied pleasantly. Finally growing tired he elbowed his way across the street and joined a couple of friends. While talking to them he was approached by a prominent saloon keeper of the borough, and asked if it was by his orders the saloons were cloaed. AH His Orders Would Be in Writing The Sheriff said no, that when he had any orders to give on that score he would do it in writing. The saloon keeper was told not to pay any attention to orders from others, TROOPS MEAN BUSINESS. Speakers at the Meeting of the Amalgam ated Association Advise a Settlement by Peaceful Methods They Say It Will Not Pay to War Against the Civil Authorities. A meeting of the Amalgamated Associa tion and the locked-out workmen was held yesterday morning at the rink at Home stead in answer to a call from President Weihe. Nearly 200 men were present, to gether with President Weihe, President elect Garland, Secretary Kllgannon and W. J. Brennen, the attorney for the associ ation. The meeting, which was very orderly, was called to order shortly after 10 o'clock by President Weihe and then At torney Brennan said: ' "lbe time is past when efforts to gam success by appealing to tbe hearts of the owners of the mill can be made. The owners know they have the law on their side, and that the Sheriff must protect theirproperty, and they have no sympathy for you men. When the militia comes, and come it will, if the present condition of affairs continues, the troops will surround the works, new men will be put to work under military guard, and if anyone attempts to interfere with the civil authorities, then the military will fire. Troops Would Act ir Ordered On. "If anyone imagines that the State troops will be brought here to stand around like hitching posts or simply to be placed on dress parade be is badly mistaken. They will be brought here to act, and, if given the command to fire, they will shoot you down like tfi many sheep. They are sworn to do their dutv, and they will not fail to obey orders. The action of tbe militia in the coke regions within the past year is proof positive that when troops arc ordered out they mean business." No sooner had he finished than one of the locked-out men rose and said: "As we all know, the people everywhere are in sympa thy with us because of the conservative pol icy we have pursued Bince the terrible scenes of last Wednesday. But in spite of menaiy leenng tne sneritt ot this VIEWING THE SITUATION. Adjutant General Greenland Comes to the City la Search of Information No Orders Sent to the Regiments General Wiley Has Received No Orders. Adjutant General Greenland was besieged all day yesterday by both civil and military authorities. To all queries as to the course he intended to pursue, he answered: "Gentlemen, I am here to view the situa tion, and I find that I can get more infor mation from you newspaper men than from any other source. I have held consulta tions with both sides and also with disin terested parties and to my mind there is no change in the situation during the past 24 hours. There is not much use in notifying the Governor, as the committee from the Amalgamated Association is with him now and I think they will make a thorough ex planation of the situation." The entire evening was spent in general conversation. Among those present were A. F. Keating, Colonel McKibbin, Colonel Smith, Colonel Perchment, Captain Lew Brown and ex-Sheriff Grav, and many of the local guard called during the evening. A map or the battle ground was spread on the table and Colonel Gray gave a graphic description of the landing and attack of the strikers upon the Pinkertons. About 10 o'clock Sheriff McCleary and O. L. Majree arrived and were closeted with General Greenland for half an hour. After the conference the General stated that the Sheriff had reported to him the result of his visit to Homestead and that he would do nothing further for a few days. General WORKERS REST ONTREIROARS, They Anxiously "Wait for the Next Movements of the Carnegie Co. successfully battle with the Pinkertons, but they" realize that resistance to the troops would be suicidal, and their only hope now is to have the troops kept njv.iy. The bars of the town were open yester day, but there was no dissipation. It be gins to look as though the trouble may be ettled without more bloodshed. CITIZENS OF HOMESTEAD Keep Watchful Eyes on all the Roads for Approaching Foes. this Guards Massed Along the Lines of Bail That Lead Into the Borough No Recruits Volunteer for tho Sher iff's Posse, but His Visit, Excites Suspicion as to His Motives Both Sides Avoid the Great Steel Plant, Which Remains &3 Silent as the Graveyard Leaders Waltingr for Word From Harrisburgr Where Ef forts Are Belngr Made to Prevent the Ordering: Out of the Troops. THREE' LAID TO REST. Impressive Services at llio Churches and the Cemetery Thousands ur the Friends of the Deceased March With Monrnfnl Moslc to the Graves. Long 1 before the appointed hour, 10 o'clock, the church beils yesterday morning were tolling at Homestead, and the crovls Were Katherincr to attend the fiiner' Henry StreigeL In some respects iti.,jO duplication of the Morris funeral on Thufcy. One of the Btier Patrol. connty is bonnd to respect the appeal of ,-WrJX A Signal Station Hear the Carrie Furnace. our late employers for protection to their works. Of course we all know that he will not be fool enough to brinz men here who will fire upon us; the Sheriff has too much good sense to do anything of the kind. The men he will bring here will be in sympathy with us, and we will have nothing to fear from them. The Sheriff must At, but we can assume that it will not be in a spirit of animosity, tie win see tnat we are treated fairly and justly." Host Win by Peaceful Methods. Several others of the workmen talked in the same strain. One said: "The Amalga mated Association lawyer has told us what tbe militia will do if called out. If we can not believe him, who are we to believe? We know that if tbe Amalgamated Asso ciation loses this fight in Homestead it will not hereafter amount to a row of pins. We must win the fight, but not by violence. The question now is, will we permit the Sheriff to take possession of the mill as our friend, or resist him and make it necessary for the State authorities to call out the militia, which will only be of assistance to the mill owners and result in a sacrifice of more lives? If tbe Sheriff comes we will not be asked to hide ourselves in our homes and give up onr fight Such a step will, I think, prove advantageous to our cause. Time will prove that by pursuing such policy we will gain friends and avert further resort to violence. The law is against us and we cannot afford to fight the civil authorities." Just what decision was made or what ac tion was taken was not divulged by those present, but when the adjournment took place, shortly after noon, the actions of the men seemed to indicate that a change in the condition of affairs was expected within the next few hours. It was hinted by some that no action was taken simply because they desired to await the result "of a con ference with the Sheriff, who was expected from Pittsburg. Messrs. Weihe, Garland, Kilgallon and Hocking left Homestead for Pittsburg immediately upon the adjourn ment of the meeting. Greenland stated positively that the Second Brigade National Guard "of Pennsylvania had not been ordered under arms and turn ing to an officer of one of the local regi ments, said: "Have you received any such orders?" The reply was, "No, sir." "There, you see there i3 absolutely no foundation for the rumor. I have not sent the Governor anv Information that would warrant him issuing such an order." General Wiley returned at 11:30 from McKeesport, where he had been on a short visit to his mother. He said: "I have re ceived no orders to place my brigade under arms. If such an order was issued I cer tainly would be the first one to hear of it." Shortly before 12 o'clock all the visitors said good night and departed for their various homes. General Greenland said that as long as matters were quiet he could do nothing but simply await developments. MODERATION ADVISED. r New Tork's Society Sands an Imptorlny Letter to Frick its President Thinks a hat Tills Is the Time to Settle the Great Labor Qnestion. The following letter from Syvanus Lyon, Vice President of "The Moderation Society," on behalf of the organization, dated New York, July 7, was received yesterday by H. C Frick and Secretary Lovejoy, of the Carnegie Steel Company: Geutlemen We implore, entreat, your great company now to practice moderation in tbe high and trno interests of peace, good will and right, and unity. This is the mighty grand word of tho future, so filled with po tential meaning to woikers, employers and all tbe world. The middle course yields some. Listen to arbitration; be guided by reason, Justice, love, etc. Look at this grave question trem your workmen's standpoint. Put yourselves in their places. Of course; they are wrong now strikes, violence, com pulsion, etc., arc never right. But have they not some cause of grievance, somo cause of complaining? Have not the workers, laborers, delvers, been wronged much and gained little through all tbe past ages, and now with this strike there must "We are resting on our oars," said Bur gess McLuckie said last night when as&ed about tbe situation at Homestead. The Burgess was formerly employed at the Homestead mill. He was a member of the dissolved Advisory Committee, and he kept to the'front in the contest. He refused to talk further, but to all appearance he had told the whole story in the one concise re mark. Yesterday was decidedly quiet. The presence of Sheriff McCleary with his legal adviser and his Deputy, Samuel H. Cluley, convulsed the people for the time being. The 'locked-out workmen for a time as sumed a more mysterious air, and they gathered about in knots to speculate in whispers on the Sheriff's mission, .while, under the surface, there was a strong cur rent of apprehension and concern, like an enemy watching for a movement on the part of a once suppressed foe. The Sheriff's visit was, he said, in response to a request made to him by John F. Fox, who had given him a list of 20 citizens of Home stead, who would act with the officials in what work he might have to da The re sult of the visit, however, was not particu larly satisfactory to either side. Homestead Furnished Mo Recruits. The citizens whom Cox had designated claimed that their names had been used by Mr. Fox without authority, and, as a result, the Sheriff was unable to recruit his Pitts burg posse from Homestead's citizens. The workmen were not disposed to accept the Sheriff as being sincere. They regarded his every movement with suspicion, and day, for Streigel, boy that he was bad hosts 01 friends and acquaintances, and was one of the most popular lads in the borough. More than a thousand men followed the coffin. from his mother's house, on Sixth avenue, to the St. Francis German Catholic against which the men have remonstrated, is from 11 per cent to 60 per cent, outside of the proposal to make the minimum basis f 22 a ton on steel billets. "It affects more than 325 men, but even if it affected only one man, tbe principal of our organization is 'One for all and all for one,' and the 'Greatest good to the greatest number.' Mr. Frick makes his statement in pood iaitb. but he has been misinformed. He has never had any experience in the manufacture of steeL Even if he had, it would be no evidence of his competency to act as a final judge. Homestead mills are different from any other in the world. They are arelevationeven to old mill men. The workisofsuch a character that even with the perfect machinery it requires handling by men of skill, gained only by long years of training in all of its departments. The machinery used here is most complicated, the ordinary days' "workof 12 hours leav- the men exhausted from tbe mental as s nhvsical strain? As to Mr. Frick's iOin, ""Qo Cthat when Sheriff McCleary irs HNi ilijiliiijg Signaling at Night From a Boo. IMl avV '"t6i Tract cing at a fTarget. I Church on McClure street, and pushed their wav through the broad doorway nntil they had filled the temple to overflowing:. It was an impressive sight when the cloth cov ered casket with its silver adornments was carried up the middle aisle and laid at the foot of the chancel rail. The service wus in German and few could understand a word of what was said and sung, but they knew that all was in honor of the dead youth. The pastor of the church, Father Bouch, preached the funeral sermon. When the last hymn had been sung and the throng had gazed for the last time upon tbe face of the dead, the body was carried to the hearse and the funeral procession was formed. The column was headed by the Southside German Band, of Pittsburg. Then came the hearse and the carriages containing the mourners and then another band leading the way for more than 3,000 men, who marched to the cemetery and with bowed heads watched tbe priest as be consigned the body to the grave. Among the organizations attending the funeral were the uniformed Turn Verem Society of the Southside, the Homestead Gesang Verein and a large delegation of Amalgamated men. The funeral of Thomas Weldon, the fifth victim of tbe battle, was solemnized at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The service was held in'SL Mary's Catholic Church under the direction of tbe John Kane Lodge of the Amalgamated Association. AVben, the cas ket was about to be closed "Veldon's wifo almost broke down and she had to be sup ported to the carriage. Father Bullion was the officiating priest Interment was made in the Catholic Cem etery of Homestead. Morethan a thousand men participated in the funeral procession. The funeral of Joseph Solag, the Hungar ian, was also solemnized during the after noon. Fight hundred Slavs attended and paid their last tribute to their comrade. Qf r In 'he Advisorv Committee-asked to'ufifa, f, 'members act as depnty The Prepi- "ere Known for Months. "The Adylsv, Committee, as its title sneeests. orflv advised and did all in its power tofrustrate any excitement or vio lent acts. It took no action without first consultta" with three of the best attorneys before'the bar of Allegheny county. When the Sheriff came here we asked him to make the citizens of the town his deputies. Fur ther than this, we offered to furnish bonds of 510,000 for every man's faithful dis charge of his duty if the citizens of Home stead were sworn in as deputies. One reason for our desiring the deputies were that we have knonn for months of the preparations that were being made to send that Pinker ton force up here. We hoped to forestall that by a peaceable move. There is not the slightest doubt but that the firm has been havinir these men for months past. "We know tbe names and addresses ot every man on those barges and they will themselves make affidavits to these facts: The attitude of Mr. Frick toward organized labor was well known, and from the fact that he was to assume control at this moment when the old scale would expire and a new one was supposed to take effect led the Amalgamated Association to expect the worst. For some time they endeavored to act along the lines foreshadowed by Super intendent Potter. When the Amalgamated Association met in convention in Pittsburg in June they reviewed the scales formulated by the Homestead lodges and approved them. It was only necessary to meet with the firm and agree upon an adjustment of a iew minor points ot aitreren.ee. A Design Upon a Labor Organlzitlon. "Accordingly on Thursday of last week the Conference Committee' called at the office of tbe new firm. An informal discus sion was indulged in for a little while dur ing which time Mr. Frick exhibited a de cided inclination to be arbitrary and left tbe room. The committee thus meeting with such cold reception, felt that further at tempts to come to an agreement at this time would be useless, and arose to leave, when Mr. Potter begged them to remain a few moments longer and he would himself pre vail upon Mr. Frick to give them a further hearing. The committee had announced their desire to settle npon the $23 basis, and Mr. Frick had given bis ultimatum at $22. When Mr. Patter offered to intercede the committee authorized him to name a $24 basis. , "After an interview with Mr. Frick,(Mr. Potter brought in bis final and conclusive ultimatum, that the firm would agree to a $23 basis upon the condition that agree ments should terminate on Jannary 1 of each year instead of July, as at present. While it was apparent that the committee could have met the firm with fair conces sion, as far as the scale was' concerned, this new condition of a change in the termlna- IN CONFERENCE WITJTPATTISON. Homestead's Chosen leaders Meet the Chief Executive at Midnight BEHIND CLOSED DOOBS. The Governor Hope3 for Peace How and Means to Preserve It. State and Even Federal Troops Will B Called Upon, if Necessary He Doss Not Thins: the Occasion Has Yet Arisen, Though Militia Not Pollce merl Each Side to Be Protected in Its Bights A Proposition Made to the Governor Looking' Toward Arbitra tion The Boll of Pinkertons and Con tract With Carnegie Produced by the Committee Hugh O'Donnell Gives an Account of the Wage Trouble Attor ney General Hensel Present. rSFECTAt, TZLECBAX TO THE DISPATCH.! Haerisbueo, July a Great interest was manifested here in the consultation fixed between the Governor and the Home stead Committee to-night To the great dis appointment of many prepared to take down the remarks, the veil of secrecy was drawn over the proceedings. The Governor was importuned to throw open the doors of the Executive Chamber, but he turned a deaf ear, notwithstanding he was repeatedly told that great importance was attached to the conference in different parts of the country. Before the arrival of the committee th Governor and Attorney General Hensel had Betnforcements on the Road. who, in order to have their plans carried out, report that such commands had ema nated from the Sheriff; The Sheriff concluded with: "I never make requests, and have them given them out by other people. All my business is transacted with the individual" direct,. and in case I think it is best to have the saloons closed in any location I write to the proper parties in person or issue printed proclamation. Sheriff McCIearv, his deputy and attorney boarded the 6:27 o'clock train for Pittsburg and were soon whirled outside of the limits of Homestead. When the train disappeared in the distance many sighs of relief escaped from the workmen congregated about the depot. SHUT OUT OF HOMESTEAD. A Party of Now Tork Lawyer In a Special Car Not Allowed in the Town. A party of Western New York lawyers out on a pleasure trip has been in the city for several days. They occupied a special CBUISEB. CONSTRUCTION DELAYED. . Many Ships Will Mow Have to Walt for Their Armor and Steel Plating. One of the direct results of the trouble at Homestead will be the delay in the work on the armored cruiser Maine, the 3,000-ton cruiser Cincinnati and the doublc-turreted monitors Puritan and Terror at the navy yard, together with many other ships now being built by private firms, for the reason that the Carnegie Company and the Bethle hem works have contracts for furnishing armor and plating. The contract with Car negie, Phipps '& Co. was entered into on November 20, 1890, to furnish armor of a total of 6,043 tons, or, exclusive of bolts and accessories, about 5,000 tons of plating. The deliveries upon this contract were to have been completed on Jnlyl, 1891, but the time required for tbe necessary exten sion of the firm's existing plant was found to be much greater than was anticipated, hence some delay was unavoidable, under the contract the company was bound to furnish and maintain the most improved and modern plant for the production ot first-class armor and to conduct it according to the best methods. The result of the test of nickel steel plates a few months ago '' "If I 'if Guards Off Dutv and' Sleeping. be some great general cause of complain t Sleet them often, reason,' conciliate, and '6 moderation now, we implore yon. It is not; your tinterests alone, bat all corporations are at stake. It is not these workers alone, but all who delve and plpd also. It is not a few" lives, bloodshed and violence, but the fierce passions, evil inptincts and terrible feelings of violence and injury to live and grow on for centuries. I Again this hated and great question of "The Elshts of the Laborers and -Capital, the Worker, tbe Bosses.'! It must be met. It is time now and the disgrace of our civili zation is, that it is still unsettled. Still, strikes, lockouts, and suoh terrible' scenes or yestM-day. Why cannot your great, rich, noblo corporation now arise to tho dignity and greatness of thesfmbrhty problems, atdhelp solve tho labor questions rightly. Justly and peacefully? JTou can do these all good, noble, holy and trie works by modera tion, v HO AID FOB HOMESTEAD. The Fittibnrc Belief Committee for the Present VI ill p0 Nothing. Mayor Gourley was a aked yesterday if the Pittsburg Belief Come ilttee would likely do anything for the men injured in the battle at Homestead or for the families of those who were killed. "Not at present," was his reply. "If we find that those people' are in destitute cir cumstances and need such assistance it is possible that the committee may decide to help them as an act of humanity. But at present we have n& information that the men killed were not well enough fixed that their families should not be able to care for themselves, add wo don't know hut the people of Homestead are well able to take care of them all if, relief is necessary." they were firm in the belief that the Sheriff Intended to trick them by organizing an in efficient force, made up of local people, who would not be dangerously assaulted in their efforts to take possession of the works, and then when failure came, as it unquestion ably would, to base his demand for the militia on the ground of such failure. ' The Sheriff denied having any such in tention, and it should be stated that this interpretation of his visit was not made by the locked-out leaders. Homestead was quiet and orderly yester day. The muffled musio leading the funeral ' ains through the streets swelled out .hrough the little city in doleful, almost painful strains, and the workmen who were not in the solemn processions stood uncov ered) and subdued while the dead were carried by. The untimely ending of their fellows was just breatcing like a calamity upon the workmen,sand when the Montooth band of Pittsburg filled the town with melancholy musio, the people appeared more thoughtful, but none the less deter mined. Nobody in Charge of the Works. The great Carnegie Works at Homestead are not in the possession of anybody. The workmen avoid them as they would a pes tilence, but the company is not allowed to enjoy them either, so that the great plant, estimated to be worth ffi,000,000, is like an abandoned graveyard. Mr. Frick's inter view, in which he expressed a determina tion to stand firm on the position he as sumed, was not encouraging newt to the workmen, and few of them were willing to disenss that particular subject The speech of W. J. Brennen at the meeting of the men yesterday did not inspire their confidence much. The guards which are now massed along the railroads are changed every eight hours. They have been greatly strengthened within 24 hours, and yesterday they seemed con stantly expecting invaders by way of the railroads. They all seemed content in their j belief that no further attempt will be made by the company to possess the works by way of the river, and they devoted all their attention to the railroads. There were enough of the guards along the river, how ever, to guarantee an alarm should invaders approach. The leaders at Homestead last night waited anxiously for some word from Hugh O'Donnell, who is at the head of the com mittee that went to Harrisburg to confer with the Governor and prevent, if possible, the sending ot State troops into the district. The workmen are confident that they can HUGH O'DONNELL REPLIES. He Show Tthfre President Prick's State ments Were, Not Correct According; to His Views Workmen Take Many Ex ceptions to Some of the Official Ut terances. Every workman in Homestead yesterday took an unusual Interest in the official ut terances of President Frick, of tbe Carnegie Company, as published in the morning pa pers. Exceptions to his statement were taken on every side, and there was no one to argue the other way. Hugh O'Donnell, although exhausted by his work during the 48 hours previous, dictated' the following in reply to the statement of Mr. Frick after having carefully studied it: "I do not know what I can say about the wage question, but the statement made by Mr. Frick, that at the Braddock works the non-union men are satisfied with their wages, is better understood when you recall the strike of 1888. The union men were offered a 6 per cent reduction. They held Mfc$.SPl?& a long tJMk Y131W ,M mitteaflin tion rb Governor Pattitaru An Assignment of Cartridges. tion of the agreement developed the fact which had been suspected ever since Mr. Frick came upon the scene, that it was not so much a question of disagreement as to wages, but a design npon labor organiza tion itself that would prevent a settlement. Mr. Frick peremptorily decided the con ference at an end." Ote of the Gutrcls. out for months and were starved into sub mission. Still, (his has nothing to do with the Homestead situation. Now. about the changes in the expiration of the agreement from June 30 to December 31, the men will never yield in this point. "The company could dictate its own ternis in midwinter when starvation and freezing united in forcing the men tn sub mit to anything the company choose tn de mand. Mr. Frick savs the scale only ufiects 325 men out ot the' 3,800 at tliee mill'. This is only partly true. If the scale pro posed by the Carnegie Steel Company should be enforced and thenars or these 323 men cut down it is only a matter of a very short time until there" would be a gen eral reduction all along the line. All Affected by tbe Cat la VTnje . "You must remember that while in the 23-inch, 33-inch, or structural mill, convert ing ind blooming mills, there are reductions offered, the company contemplate a reor ganization of those mills in ai)v the depart ments in the near future. In consequence thereof the officials informed thtN men that their wages should remain. the same until such time as certain improvements should be comDleted. It is verv evident what this WAITING CALMER TIMES. Coroner .McDowell Still Busy Gathering Facts for the Homestead Inqnesti An other Body Recovered From the River One Drowned From the .Little Dill. When the Coroner yesterday was asked how soon he expected to begin the inquests in the Homestead cases, he replied, "Just as Boon as things have quieted down so that I may arrive at the facts in the cases." Coroner McDowell is looking up all matters connected with the sad incident. An unknown man was found In the Mo nongahela river near the Lake Erie yards yesterday afternoon. The body was taken to Ward's undertaking rooms and the Cor oner notified. There were no marks on the body or clothing by which he could be iden tified, save the letter K, on a handkerchief. He' was about 40 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighed 185 pounds, with dark sandy hair, wh iskers and mustache His clothes were a dark gray suit, nearly new, gingnam suiri, ami lace snoes. There was SI 75 in his pockets. Some people who viewed the body suggested that it was a Pinkerton detective, probably, drowned at Homestead. Captain John T. McCurry, watchman on the Little Bill, told the Coroner yesterday that npon the arrival of the boats at Home stead one of the Pinkerton men fell over board. Skiffs were gotten ready to rescue him, but just at that time shots were fired, creating a general confusion and the man was drowned. Captain McCurry thinks the body of the man found is that of the man drowned. BEADD0CK PEOPLE EXCITED. It Citizens Summoned as Deputies Find Convenient to Irfava Town. Braddock, July 8. Interest taken by Braddock in the strike at Homestead was plainly illustrated there yesterday when it was rumored, that Sheriff McCleary in tended to suummon 30 of Braddock's most prominent citizens to go to Homestead as deputies. The excitement was intense for a time. Some took it as a joke, while others regarded it in a more serious light. Several of the business men whom it was said were on the list to-day, were unex pectedly called away, one going to New York, while another took a boat for the upper Monongahela. It was reported lost night that all the clerks in the employ of the Carnegie interests would be sworn in as deputies, but the report is thought to be on the subject of the prospective was 1020 o'clock when the com- ade its appearance in the recep- i of the ecntiveDepartmentjant the s--. . xf " were prom ushered into the p?est. "v of thfioVerm and his Attorney General. Si consisted c Hugh O'Donnell, ex-Bepresentative Jol Cox, J. H. Williams, John PTPurman ar G. W. Sarver. The Roster or Pinkertons There. Burgess McLuckie, of Homestead, wa expected to be with the party, but owing to the municipal position he holds it wa3 deemed prudent for him to remain at home in order that he might exercise his preroga tives to preserve tbe peace if occasion should demand his interposition. Hugh O'Donnell was regarded aa, the most important member of the committee, as he had in his possession the roster of the Pinkerton detectives who were exposed t the deadly fire of the strikers on Wednes day and tbe contracts made with these people. The purpose of tbe meeting, as stated by ex-Bepresentative Cox, was to give the Governor a full explanation of the situation at Homestead, in order that he might act intelligently in the exercise of his power as Chief Magistrate of Pennsylvania. I Hugh O'Donnell is understood tofr strongly cautioned the Gayerno' a, sending the military to Homestead. While tbe authority of the troops would be re spected, their presence was calculated to do more harm than good. In his opinion no necessity existed for their interference, or the day of the fight or now. ' The Meeting Lasted Until Midnight. j The conference with the Governor, lasted j until midnight, soon after which the Home- stead committee left for home. On the part of the committee the principal talking wag ' done by Mr. Cox; But Mr. O'Donnell also took an important part in the discussion. The speakers stated the Homestead wrks were in the possession of their ownirs, whose watchmen are on guard to'protect them. ' ' No property hod been destroyed, ana there was no danger of the destruction of any. The citizens of Homestead and the strikers were pledged to see that it was pro tected. The Sheriff of Allegheny conntT had at a conference been notified that b could take possession of the Carnegie pre erty without molestation. No writ had yet been attempted to be ecnted which met with any resist? Cox said the people of Homestead, ' out regard to party, profession or as tion, commended the action of the C nor in declining to send troops, re quested that he adhere to the positjon had assumed, at least untifsdme officer been obstructed in the execution of hist ciol authority. Their Idea of Responsibility. These people greatly regretted the 05 rence of Wednesday and put the respc bility largely on the Carnegie Comf because of its employment of armed Pir ton men, invested with no official auth and their secret importation into the co No organized effort had been made to vent the Pinkerton people from lani and the collisions were accidental and premeditated. Governor Pattlson said he wa g' hear that order prevailed at Homest hoped it would continue. Whilr taken the position that the mllit should not be invoked nntil t civil had been exhausted, and ' to it, he wanted It nnderstor iuce of. the laws of tbVf V means. 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