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SEDALIA, MO, TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1892. VOLUME 25. NUMBER 4. H. C. FRICR SHOT. PROBABLY FATALLY WOUNDED BY A RUSSIAN ANARCHIST. HOT THE WORK OF k STRIKER. The Chalrran of tlie Carnegie Steel As- oclatWh Shot Four Times Without ayOomrnts Warning The Wretch Is Proud of Ills Act The News causes ureal incitement Throughout the Country. PiTTfinuRO, Pa., Suly 23. H.CL Frick, chairman of the great Carnegie Iron and steel company and the man gener ally held mainly responsible for the present trouble at Homestead and elsewhere, was shot at 1:53 o'clock this afternoon by a man named Alex ander Berkman, who lives on Forty second street. New York city. He is a Russian Jew and is supposed to be an anarchist. This morning Derkman called sev eral times at Mr. Frick's office. He stated that his business was of a pri vate nature. Mr. -Frick was too busy HENItr & FRICK. to see callers but finally the man gained admission. Evidently some words were exchanged, and as the pistol was displayed, Mr. Frick turned around the table. This is why the shots all took effect in the back and back of the neck. The would-be assassin had frequent ly been in Mr. Frick's office and was admitted to-day without question. Mr. Frick was alone and what passed be tween them is not yet known. Secre tary Leishman rushed in and grabbed the man' who turned on him, but was overpowered. The police was then summoned and the man taken to Cen tral station. One of the Carnegie clerks who came to the door after the shooting occurred aid: "We were all busily engaged at work. The door leading from the hallway stood open. Mr. Frick was alone in his private office. Sudden ly we were all startled by a noise which sounded like the swinging of a door. About half a minute after ward four pistol shots broke the still ness of the office and just then a man darted out from Mr. Frick's private office. It was then we realized what had occurred, and, running to Mr. Frick, found him lying upon the floor with his hand near his heart. As the assassin reached the stairway he was Intercepted by some men who had heard the shots fired and they stopped him." David Fortney, the elevator man, aid that the would-be assassin had been in and about the building for three days. Six or eight times he had taken him, up in the elevator. Each time he asked to see Mr. Bosworth of the Frick company. Fortney said he never liked the locks of the man, whom he described as a Hebrew, with a mean, sneaking look. The shooting was done with a Hop kins & Allen 38-caliber revolver. Four chambers of it are empty. Berkraan said he was a Rusian Jew and had been in this country four years. He came here from New York Only a few days ago. He worked, so he aid, for the Singer machine company, while here he stopped at .the Mer chant's hotel. The Wretch Proud of Bis Act. When Berkman arrived at the Cen tral police station he presented a most desperate appearance and looked and acted the anarchist he is said to be. Bis curly hair seemed to be standing en end and his sallow complexion was bleached to an ashen white ness. He was covered from head to foot with blood, and was very much excited, but seemed proud of his deed. When the question was repeated by an Associated press representative as to why he shot Mr. Frick, he said: "Well, I guess you know." .Berkman would not talk further and wis hustled upstairs in the police sta tion. He was placed in one of the wo- f ten's cells, which are closed, out from ublic view and is on the second range. Mr. Frick bad no guards about him as bad been generally reported. Since the commencement of the trouble he kad never barred his office door and was easily to be seen on inquiry of a doorkeeper. Strangers were of course Ssked their business and if the answer Was that it was of a private nature the reply would be accepted and the vis itor shown into the room. Mr. Frick walked about his office building and on the streets unaccompanied. Ht thought QQ nnf would molest him. . . I The excitement" over th'e shooting was intense. The news spread like wildfire, and in a few minutes Fifth arenue in the vicinity of the Carnegie j offices, which are located in the -same buuuing as tne Associated press otnees, was tnrongeu wiwian e.xcueu crown. Indignation was generally expressed at the cowardly crime and the perpe trator was denounced on all sides and by all classes. As he was escorted to the station a large crowd followed cry ing, "Shoot him! Hang him!" Hugh O'Donnell Deeply Moved. Ex-Sheriff Gray was on the stand Tvhen the news reached the court room that Mr. Frick had been shot four times in his office and the news caused great excitement. Hugh O'Donnell said: "Oh, that is terrible, that is terrible." He wa? deeply and visibly affected, and it was with the greatest effort that he could control himself. At the station, Ilcrkman said that he was a Russian .lew, and that he was proud of his nationality. He was stripped of all his clotiiing and a new suit put on him. He is evidently a cigarette fiend. His fingers were yellow with : nicotine. He had a common plated ci ' garette box with six bullets in it. He also had just thirteen :'.S-caliber bul lets. He had a cheap plated silver watch, which was twenty minutes I slow and stopped shortly after he was arrested. He -was very uncom municative and it was only after per sistent questioning that anything was elicited from him. made of A second examination was Berkman at 4 o clock and ttro.dyna - ""c "uuu ,.,-v.i v i i At 4:4. o clock the physicians sent ., ,. t .i. i iv:li, out word that Mr. Frick was consider- ed out of danger. All three balls had been extracted. Officer McKobcrts who assisted in arresting the man, said: "Mr. Frick was standing up when he reached the room 'and several of the clerks had the fellow down on the floor bath ing him in the blood of the man he attempted to murder. Mr. Frick was one of the bravest fellows I ever saw. I don't really believe he knew he was shot, and when I turned him around I saw that he had a big hole in the back of his coat from which blood was streaming." Ex-Judge Reed, counsel for the Car negie company, and Captain Rodgers were admitted, and when Mr. Frick saw them he smiled. Captain Rodgers said: "Keep up your courage, Frick; you arc all right." Mr. Frick smiled and said: "On. yes; I'll be all right, I guess." HENRY CLAY FRICK. A Brief Sketch or the Career of the Mil lionaire Coke Manufacturer. Henry Clay Frick has been chairman of the board of trustees of the Carnegie steel association since July 1, when all of Carnegie's interests were consoli dated. Previous to that time he was best known as the head of the H. C Frick coke company. Al though he is only 42 years old ' he has fought numerous battles with labor at his coke works and has been victorious in every one. Frick has been classd as third in the list of America's great coal kings, i Jay Gould and the Coxe xamuy ox uruton, i'a., being re spectively first and second. He owns or controls over 25,000 acres of rich coal land in Western Pennsylvania. This enormous bed of fuel is mainly in the Connellsville coking coal region, The H. C Frick coke company has over 7,000 ovens; its daily output I is aoont iz,uw tons anti lis total pro duct is larger than that of any other coke producing company in the world. His fortune is estimated at from 85,000,000 to S8.000.000. Twenty years ago he was a bookkeeper on a small salary. He was industrious, saved his money, won the respect ot his employers and later entered into business for himself. In 1669 Frick entered his grandfather's flour mill and distillery at Braddock as bookkeepe. While there he discovered the possibilities of the coke business. With the mpnnfi thAn hia mmmnnd i0 n,,n. j chased an interest in a coal tract near Brazil and with several other young men built fifty coke ovens. This num ber was soon doubled, more land was purchased and a second time the num ber of ovens was doubled, mak ing 200 in all. In 1873 the panic came. Frick's partners, embar rassed by too numerous indorsements, were forced to sell their interests, which were purchased by friends of Frick. As the financial distress in- creased, others in the coke business were forced to sell and Mr. Frick or his friends were on hand to buy. Ovens which he could not buy he leased. Frick carried on the business in his own name until 1878, when he sold one share to F. M. Ferguson of New Virlr rnmnnnv Visi- xorK anu vne n. rncic company oe- gan its existence. In le82 the Carne- 1 1 1 41 IT - T" 1 trie company bought a lanre share in ' th u m;mn," uA , changed to the H. C Frick coke company. It was then the largest coke company in the world, controll ing over 12,000 acres of coal land, more than 4,000 ovens and giving em ployment to 5,000 men. Several years later Mr. Frick purchased an interest in the firm of Carnegie, Phipps &. Co., Pittsburg, and when W. L. Abbott re tired three months ago Mr. Frick suc ceeded him as chairman of that com pany. The capital stock of the Carnegie Steel association is $25,000,000, and when elected chairman of the board of trustees Mr. Frick was given absolute control. The Homestead plant is valued at $8,000,000. Ten years ago Mr. Frick married Miss Ada Childs, daughter of the late Asa P. Childs of Pittsburg, who for many years was at the head of Pennsyl vania's cotton mills. The union was blessed with four children, the last of whom 4 Boy was born during the recent riot, and on. the same day that the New York Sun published an ed itorial condemning the action of the strikers. The boy has since been . natned Charles Anderson Dana trick. Senators UUcass the Affair. Washington, July 23. But few sen ators were in the chamber when the news came of the shooting of Mr. ( Frick. They were deeply impressed and some of those who had been foremost in the discus sions which had taken place on the subject of the rcla- , tions of capital and labor and the Homestead troubles were plunged into a thoughtful mood. It was with feel ings of relief that they received the dispatch announcing that the act was not committed by any of the strikers, although some of I the senators who sympathized with the latter feared that the lalor organi zation would be held chargeable for the occurrence by many people who jump at conclusions. J The Feellns at Homestead. I HoiKSTRAi I'a., July 23. Strikers in Homestead are shocked over thej shooting of II. C Erick at the hands of a crank in Pittsburg. The first unthinking moment of some of the men was one of con demnation of Frick but the cooler heads, and without exception the 4 ... . Z 1 .1 . nf LtJtr.l EtAKTlll suPPresIie" these manifestations and .,atJon ,,f lhe Bte tei mnnleI. i Near the Western Union otlice. a brawny steel worker droped on . , ....n, .:,i, i. . knees on the sidewalk with clas his isned ' hands and uplifted eyes to thank God. iriemls quickly hustlert mm away. MORE MAY CO OUT. Pressure Ilclnsr llroatjlit to Hear on the l.Mar Thompson Kinplnyes. Homestead. Pa., June 23. This morning a general, concerted move ment of the strikers on the Edgar Thompson steel works at Braddock, the greatest of the Carnegie plants now in operation, was began and every I train from here to that point was more than crowded. The strikers all be lieve that the Edgar Thompson men can be induced to quit work and the Amalgamated association is ready to promise everything to the Braddock ' men if they will join the sympathy strike movement. Despite the gloomy reports from the coke region the men here do not in tend to abandon that region without an attempt to secure aid. For that purpose it is proposed, if the Brad dock men strike, to make personal appeals to the coke workers, send up Slav orators and agitators, and scatter broadcast pamphlets bearing on the strike and appeal to the men to take advantage of this time and organize. What with borough officers, special watchmen of the Amalgamated asso ciation, coal and iron police, Carnegie watchmen, deputy sheriffs and militia, this certainly is the most policed town in the world. There are far more con servators of the peace than probable law breakers. Arbitration to lie Sought. Pittsburg, Pa., July 23. There was no change in the situation at the city mills of Carnegie to-day, and every- thing was quiet. It is stated that the attornevs of the Amalgamated association will file a petition in court asking that the pres ent troubles between the former work men at Homestead and the Carnegie Steel company be settled by a board of arbitration to be appointed by the court under what is known as the voluntary arbitration act of 1883. The com pany's officials say arbitration must be requested by both sides, which has not been done. Besides the names of the strikers have been stricken from the pay rolls and they are in no sense employes. One hundred non-union men were taken to Homestead to-day uy me steamer iiue. O'Donnell to Go on the Stare. Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 23. Samuel W. Boyd of this city returned from New York tday where he went last Tuesday for the purpose of securing a contract with Hugh O'Donnell, leader of the Homestead strikers, for his ap pearance in the capital and labor play, "Underground," which will soon bo produced at Pittsburg. D. L. Hart of this cify, author of the play, tele graphed O'Donnell offering him an engagement. Carnegie Blamed for Cruiser Delays. .riiiiaDELFiiiA, juiy .'3. work on the cruiser New York ia being delayed . ... . . - - on amount cf the non-receipt of plates ' 4 ,i, r ... " 1 ' f , "SrV -,1 "J"," . X"F. a wul launcnea nexi week. No ar mor for the Massachusetts is here, the Carnegie people being the contractors. BOLD, BUT NOT EXPERT. Vould-Be Bask Robbers In Kansas FoUed I by Their Inexperience. Wichita, Kan., July 23. A hold at tempt to rob the bank at Derby was made last night by two strangers who hired a buggy here yesterday after-' I noon. The charge of powder which ' blew open the safe was, however, so' noisy that the neighborhood was1 awakened and the burglars only just managed to get away themselves with out taking any swag. The buggy was lonna niicnea near by. The reputation of Garfield Tea is en circling the globe, orders coming in for it ( not only from Europe but fir India. MEADE'S RECORD DARK. The Atchison Absconder's Principal Tie tiros Women A Dying Man Deceived. Atchison, Kan., July 23. The where abouts of R. C Meade, the missing insurance agent, still remains a mys tery. A private, box belonging to Meade was opened yesterday by Mrs. Meade's attorney. It contained several thousand dollars in worthless mort gages on imaginary property. Meade's victims arc mostly women, and he got away with at least Sto.000 of tneir money. The saddest case is that of Mrs. Pil kington, the widow, who lost Si. 400. The day before George V. l'ilkington died Meade called at the house and talked with the sick man a long time. When he left he bent over the invalid and imprinted a kiss on his forehead. After Meade had gone l'ilkington called his wife to his bedside and, with tears streaming down his face, told her to trust everything to Meade, and she tlid. She received 52,100 from the A. O. U. V. as insurance on her hus band's life and she gave it to Meade to invest. The A. O. U. W. will make an ap propriation to hunt Meade. The in surance companies will compel Meade's bondsmen to settle his indebtedness to them, which is about $1,500. NINE MEN FACE DEATH. Deadly Explosion of Gas In the Tunnel ot a Pennsylvania Colliery. PoTTSviLi.E. I'a., July 23. An ex plosion of eas occurred in the tunnel 'on the first lift of Xcw York farm 'colliery at 11 o'clock this morning by 'which nine men arc knoxvn to havo 'been killed outright and probably, .i . i , i ,. . inrec omers wnose ikmhus camiui uo found, while at least ten men are more or less badly burned and mutilated, some of whom will die. Deacon Seeks Divorce. Paris, July 23. Edward Parker Deacon, who is serving a one year's sentence at Grasse for shooting and killing M. Abeillc at the Hotel Splen 'dide, Nice, has opened proceedings 'against his wife for divorce for adul 'tery with Abcille. This action is " taken by Deacon in consc fquencc of Mrs. Deacon's application summoning her husband to permit her to have access to the children. Ac cording to the French law, if Mrs. Deacon is found guilty of the charge her husband makes against her, she will be liable to a term of imprison ment. Gratltnile In a Subotantlal Form. Bostox, July 23. Clayton C Clough of this city about a year and a half ago in Halifax stopped a pair of run away horses attached to a carriage in which Hereford Drummond of London and his only daughter were riding. Drummond wanted to show his grat itude in some substantial way, but Clough declined a reward. Yesterday he received notice that Drummond, who had just died, had left him S25, 000. Nearly a Million Stolen. Pckblo, Mcx., July 23. The peo ple of this state are greatly stirred up over the revelations of corruption in state finances being made by Austin Mora, acting governor of Pueblo. An investigation made into the accounts of the general treasury of the state, whi ch has just been completed, shows a shortage of S 900,000. A Notorious Outlaw's Ignoble End. U.nio.vtowx, Pa., July 23. Jack Cooley, a member of the famous Cool ey gang of outlaws that had terrorized the counties of Fayette and Westmore land for years, died this morning from the effects of a wound received from a trap gun Thursday night, while rob bing the hennery of Thomas Collins, near Fair Chance. Ught Peach Crops. Daytok, O., July 23. The peach crop in Southwestern Ohio will not amount to much and what there is will be late. Lake Erie orchards havo none. Some parts of Michigan will have good peaches. There will be few apples in Michigan; none in Southern Ohio. Pears are good everywhere. A Springfield Leader Skips Out. SrRi.NOFiEM), Ma, July 23. B. T. King, a prominent real estate agent and late Democratic candidate for mayor, has skipped for parts unknown. It is claimed that he left a large num ber of creditors and that he also had trouble in his family. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. Train loads of Kansas and Nebraska corn arc being sold in Mexico for S3 a bushel. Two boys at Brazil, Ind., wound up a highwayman act by fighting a bloody duel with knives. A woman in Ohio scalded herself to death by upsetting the coffee pot on herself at the breakfast table. The bill granting amnesty to all political exiles has passed its third reading in the Brazilian chamber of deputies. Joseph D. Boone, grandson of Daniel Boone, fell from a load of hay on hla farm near Oak Grove, Mo., and died a few hours later. Four tramps were arrested at Lex ington, Mo., and when searched GO gold rings and two watchea were found. They are supposed to have stolen them at Liberty. The British minister to Guatemala has telegraphed to the foreign office in London that the government of Honduras has closed its coast to for eign commerce. A Challenge ! NEOALIA Ci! THIRD AND LIMINE. D. A. CLARKE, Mollle and Anna Make Cp. Topkka, Kan., July 23. After a sep aration of many months Mrs. Mary j Elizabeth Lease and Mrs. Anna L. I Diggs met' here this morning ' at the home of Dr. S. McLallin, Mrs. Lease coming from Wichita and Mrs. Diggs from Washington, and the celebrated female populist party leaders, who had been enemies since the Cincinnati conference and j had at various times spoken sharply . of each other, formed a new friend ship, which is as enthusiastic as it is feminine. Worried for Gladstone. London-, July 23. "Mr. Gladstone," , the Times says, "will meet with no i obstruction from the government; I but before he thinks of select t ing a cabinet he must consider whether he ought to undertake the I duties of the cabinet at all. It is idle to prcfend that he is not showing signs of the increasing pressure of old age." O'Donnell'a Case Fought. Pittsbcro, Pa., July 23. The hear ing of the application for the release of Hugh O'Donnell and Hugh Ross, me iiomesieau striKe leaders, was nail show what part they had taken in the Big Fire at Blrmtaghaai. Kansas Crrr, Mo., July 23. Fira last night destroyed the plant of the Missouri car and foundry company, about seven miles east of Kansas City, at Birmingham. The loss is estimated at 3100.000 with an insurance of 125,000. Cloclnnatlans la Hard Luck. Cincinnati, O., July 23. Five of the largest breweries in the city have en tered a combination to sell beer at $7 per barrel. The price heretofore waa ft per barrel. MR. RTONE'8 CAMPAIGN MANAGER. St. LcuU Psst-Dlspatch: Harvey W. Salmon, who ia to manage the campaign of Mr. Stone, as chairman of the state committee, is a banker and stock raiser of Clinton. He is numbered among the ten rich est men in the state, and is easily worth half a million. He goes into politics because be likes it, and to help his friends, and he never asks for anything himself. At least three times in the last twenty years he could have been nominated for gov ernor, but each time when his friends went to bim at the beginning of a campaign, he would say he didn't want the nomination. But there is never a state campaign in which his hand is not felt. At a caucus of the friends of a can didate, just before a convention be gin:', Mr. Salmon ahows those who don't know him his wonderful knowl edge of the politics of the state and the politicians. "How is this county?" inquired one man in the caucus. "Oh, that's all right," says another. "I've seen both the delegates and they're with us." "How is Blank?" asked Mr. Sal mon, naming a man in the county who is not a delegate and perhaps is not known at all by the other men in the canvass. "Blank? Who is he?" the man says who thinks he has got the county fixed. "Well, we wont have the votes of that county unless he says so, Mr. Salmon replied. "Never mind the delegates. I'll see him." Then the caucus, directed by Mr. Salmon, goes down the list of coun ties, and he marks on the list the name of a man who must be seen. He lets the delegates alone for the most part. He knows the real leader , of the county politics and gives all his" attention to mm, unen me caucus is ever, each man in it has several set for 10 o'clock this morning. The .!cnemea In "e campaign m his state prosecution opposed the release on bail 'Ut year, which resulted in the re and witnesses were Intmdnrwl trt'tilwiirm nf TTnlrel Stotaa fi.nin 1 Cbii All the manipulators of Cut Price, Discount, ''Going out of Bnsiness,"' "Selling at Cost'' and other sort of sales to produce such fine bargains as we are offering six days in the week. Do not be de ceived, but come right straight to the i. Manager. men to see, hardly any of them dele gates. In a few hours the caucus meets again and each man reports. 'Ihen Mr. ttalmon makes up his esti mate and it is seldom inaccurate. It was the work of Salmon that Supreme Judge Gantt was nominated at St. Joseph, and it was there that the St. Louis poliiicians found out what a manager he was. Personally Mr. Salmon is a very popular man. He is a tritle under fifty and bis dark hair and mustache are graying. His face is good hum ored and strong and bis complexion florid. He is of medium height and heavy build, but not stout, with fquare shoulders and a solid way of wa!kiig. In this kind of weather he likes to wear a straw hat, low quarter shoes and a gray suit with a sack coat. WILL SELL OUT BODILY. New York, July 23. Representa tive Wm. McAlister of Mississippi, who as a leading alliance man distin guished himselt in the fight against the sub-treasury and land-loan , . ... George and Waltbali, is at the Fifth acuuD uuiei. "I have been in Washington sever- al days," said Mr. McAllister, "and irom toe way the republicans and third party are hobnobbing together it does not bode any good for the democrat?. These third party bosses are in politics for money only, and they will sell out to the side that offers the most. John McDowell.who holds a fat office as a democrat in Tennessee, has gone over to the third party body and soul. He is in Wash ington now, and he and Dr. W. C. Maoune were in conference with Re publican leaders all day yesterday.Ez Congressman William R. Moore of Tennetsee, a rabid republican, is playing the nurse to McCowell, and I learned that he was assisting the third party people to raise money to start a paper in Memphis. The deal is lor the republicans to vote for the .third party candidates for state officers and the third partyites to vote for the republican electors. The latest rene gade to the third party is Frank Burkitt, lecturer of the alliance in Mississippi, recently nominated demo cratic elector at large. He has re signed and the executive committee has been called together to fill the vacancy. "I speak of these thine to show how absolutely necestary it is for the dem ocrats to be on the alert in this cam paign. The republicans are desperate. Ibe only hope they have to win is to fuse with the third party and draw of the democratic votes oy trading. There is genuine enthusiasm all over the country for Cleveland and Steven sop, but enthusiasm alone doea not win in political campaigns" All kinds of vehicles will be sold at a discount of at least $59 on the rig, at Kelk's old stand. MEN READ THIS! 8EXONERVE. the treat TnrkltB Braedr. cam !Trrrons Debility, Wskctolnrss. Dizziness, Headache. Inn of Power in either sex. Lost Manhood. Era breams. Qalckoen and all vauisir diseases, canard bf orcr-cxertlon of the brain. setf-absM or OTer-lndaf. Ernce which ultimately lead to consumption. InsaBlty isd tnlclde. Put oplncuailemeilfcnntoearTTtntba pocket. Wees tl per box, or a complete irratmeatot Ix boxes with a Written Guarantee for SS. Seat et-pa!d In plain packate. Circulars free. Address M)K SALE IX SEDALIA. MO BY cT. FleUchmaxui. Cur. lib Olilo Sta. - con li-grel FegHfc-at-Win