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IS THERE A REMEDY?
The Terrible Struggle at Home
stead More and More
HOPES OF A SETTLEMENT.
Pinkerton Detectives at Brinton, to
Arrive Before Daylight.
EXCITING SCENES OP TEE THIRD DAT.
, The third day of the great strike at Home
stead opened under the most exciting cir
cumstances. There are 2,800 workmen
whose situations depend on it, and 25,000 to
30,000 persons whose living is concerned.
The majority of the men were on guard all
night' at the different depots, at the works
and at certain points along the river hank.
They have a perfect system of martial law,
and the man who ha. no pass can't go
through their lines.
The utmost vigilance is being constantly
exercised, and the strikers do not propose to
be caught napping. A most perfect code of
signals, by which the men can be summoned
from one point to another in the shortest
possible time, has been arranged.
The report received early in the morning
.hat the Sheriff would attempt to bring in a
large number of newly-sworn-in deputies,
brought out almost the entire population.
Scouts were sent out to points in all di
rections to take the trains, examine into the
personnel of all passengers, and be ready to
signal the result to the committees on
arrival at Homestead or Munhall.
Tbe Incentive nt llnnd.
About noon a special train of three cars,
having on board 124 deputies under com
mand of ex-Sheriff Gray, arrived at Jlun
hall and was side-tracked at a point di
rectly below the works. The men descended
iron) the cars, and, in place of at once en
tering the yard, formed in line and
awaited further orders. They wero
all dressed in a sort of uniform,
consisting of a white straw hat and blue
sack coat, and wore a white satin badge
with the words "Deputy Sheriff" in black
letters. They were immediately surrounded
by hundreds of strikers and women, who
came rushing in from every point.
At last the word was given to proceed to
the works; the men started only to find their
way barred by the angry workmen, who
took positions in front of the gates.
The deputies halted, drew their clubs and
looked at their leader for further instruc
tions. It was evident that at the first move
ment to advance war would commence in
dead earnest. At this juncture the tall form
of President Wei bo appeared upon the
scene. He pushed his way to the front and
asked the strikers to withdraw, but the men,
crazed by anger, refused, and tauntingly
dared the depdtiestocomeon an invitation
the latter did not appear to be in any hurry
to accept. For about 15 minutes
Tbe Excitement Continued
nt fever heat- Hen shrieked orders to each
other, women alternately cried and laughed
and children's screams added still further
to the uproar.
At last one of the deputies threw off his
coat, tossed bis revolver across tbe track
and walked out of the ranks. This action was
received with deafening cheers, and another
man followed suit, then another, until 25 had
left the force. Each desertion was cheered
to the echo, and a committee promptly
escorted the ex-deputies to the station and
shipped them back to Pittsburg on the 1
o'clock train. During the afternoon the
men deserted one by one, and by evening
there were not more than a dozen deputies
in town. One, an old soldier, in speaking
of their reception, said:
"I went all through the war; I was in at
least a dozen battles, and did my share of
the fighting, too; but I candidly confess
that, as I stood in front of the body of
strikers this noon, I felt my heart come up
in my throaL I don't want any more
service in Homestead."
It was claimed by many of the association
that a large part ot the deputies were work
men who assumed the disguise in order to
gain entrance into the works, but this does
not receive much credence at headquarters.
Anxlons lo Get Back.
It is said that one of the deputies sold
his blue coat and his county revolver for 50
cents at the Homestead depot, in order to
buy a ticket back to Pittsburg.
After the departure of the deputies the
town enjoyed a period of rest. During the
alternoon and early evening but one un
pleasant feature occurred to mar the peace
of the borough. A man, said to be Charles
Bice, one ot the regular deputy sheriffs,
arr ved on an afternoon train and started
to the City Farm. He was approached by
a committee and asked his business). On
statins the same, he was informed that in
consequence of the suspicion with which
strangers are viewed in town, a guard would
be sent with him to insure his safe passage
through the lines. This he indignantly re
fused, claiming that he was amply able to
protect himself. A short distance be
low the City Farm he encoun
tere 1 a party of men. As he passed them
cne, said to be an iron man from Duquesne,
sprang upon him and dealt him a severe
blow on the temple, which bled profusely.
He was assisted to the depot and his wonnd
dressed. He departed for Pittsburg shortly
Secretary Martin's statement that the
trouble was all caused by men not members
of the Amalgamated Association offended
some of the best workmen. Some of the
men have worked hard ever since the trou
ble commenced, many of them having had
less than six hours' sleep since Sunday.
At Their Weakest Point.
About 9 o'clock last night a report was
started that a boat filled with strikers was
coming down the river, and would attempt
to make a landing at the water's
edge of the works. This caused the
wildest excitement for a while. This Is
the point on which the stricken are the
weakest The fence surrounding the works
is built down to the river, and a boat could
run up inside, and the strikers would be
unable to oppose them; tbe only way of
reaching them would be by skiffs, with
which they are not supplied.
The immense dimensions which the strike
mjr assume do not seem to be thoroughly I
appreciated by the general public This is
no common everyday affair, bat one of the
most formidable that has taken place for
Every day illustrates the remarkable or
ganization of the Amalgamation. The
striken, are, for the most part, under perfect
control. Orders from superiors meet, in
most cases, with prompt obedience notably
in regard to non-discussion of the mill
affairs on the street or in saloons.
It is only when one takes in consideration
how great is the temptation, and how little
actual violence has taken place, that he be
gin to appreciate the perfection of the sys
tem which controls the strike.
It Menu Much.
The men are in deadly earnest. To them
the result means everything. Tbe im
pression has gained ground that the strike
will do much to regulate the workingman's
position in the future. There are men in
Homestead who firmly believe that success
means happiness for life, and defeat the loss
of home, family, suffering, etc If it is
within the power of these men to prevent it,
no non-union workmen will ever gain ad
mittance to the mill.
Up to midnight the Pinkerton men had
not put in an appearance; but it is reported
that a carload went down the main line yes
terday morning as far as Brinton, where
they crossed the river, and were to wait
until darkness set in before proceeding
turthcr. Shortly after midnight they were
to start for Jlunhall, in hopes to take the
strikers unawares and reach the works with
But, if they attempt an entrance as pro
posed, there is a great prospect of serious
trouble this morning.
Since yesterday's developments at Home
stead it has been intimated, from
quarters not to be doubted, that there
are possibilities of an early con
ference, if not indeed, ot a
settlement of this dreadful trouble. It has
become evident that many ot the parties on
both sides of the controversy desire such a
happy result; and for this every good citi
zen will devoutly hope.
A FRIENDLY TIP
Given the Amalgamated Assoclntlon Ofli
cials by a Head Ofilcer in the Knights
Not only the members of the Amalga
mated Association but all other labor or
ganizations are watching with interest the
strugele between the wage workers and Car
negie, Phipps & Co. The relations between
the iron workers' association and the K. of
L. as is known, have not been pleasant ever
since the Mingo Junction and the Benwood
troubles, but notwithstanding this fact, tbe
K. of L. has shown a willingness to aid the
rival organization in the Homestead strike
Last night President Weihe received the
following telegram from John "W. Hayes,
General Secretary of the K. of Ii.:
"Fifty of the worst characters in Phila
delphia left last night for Pittsburg under
the leadership of Pinkerton's man Doherty.
Fifty more leave to-night. I have wired
your Chief of Police." ,
This telegram shows that the K. of L. is
not fighting the Amalgamated Association,
as has been the supposition since the diffi
culties mentioned above occurred, and the
friendly tip is appreciated by the Amalga
A similar telegram was received bv Master
"Workman Boss, of D. A. 3, K. of'L., and
Labor officials say that nothing stirs up
strikers to commit overt acts more than the
sight of a Pinkerton man, and they will do
all in their power to prevent any of them
from going to Homestead.
M0EE PINKERTON MEN
For Homestead and Fifty-Seven Are Quar
tered nt Greensbnrg.
The following telegram was received last
night from Greensburg:
To-night 57 men arrived here from the East
and are on their way to Homestead. They are
in charge of James Norris. of Detroit. They
claim to be in the employ of Pinkerton; but
one of the men stated that the majority of
them are "scabs," who intend to go to work at
Homestead. They came in on a special train
and stopped here for the night, because, it is
said, they did not desire to approach Home
stead at night.
Thev will leave here at 5 o'clock In the morn
ing. There is a good deal of uneasiness anion"
some of the men to-night and a consultation
was held on the tram, and it was discovered
that there were a great many of the men op
posed to proceeding further since it was discov
ered that the trouble at Homestead was of such
large proportions. The men in charge of the
party would not allow a newsboy to come near
THE FIRM ISN'T TALKING.
Commnnlcatlve Chairman Abbott Too
Busy to Chat.
A representative of The Dispatch
called at the office of Carnegie, Phipps &
Co. yesterday alternoon and inquired for
any new developments that might have oc
curred. Chairman Abbott was too busy to
be seen, but sent out a message that he had
nothing to bay on the Homestead trouble.
VERIFYING A SUPERSTITION.
Superstitions Community a Shirt is
Blnde to Find a Body.
Yobk. July 12. A singular incident
was brought to light this week. Mr. August
Mehling was drowned on Monday afternoon
in the Codorus creek while swimming. His
body could not be lound for some time, when
one of the searchers suggested that his shirt
be thrown into the water, claiming that it
would Moat to where the body was. The
suggestion was acted on and the garment
thrown into the vater, where it was
thought that he had disappeared.
It instantly shot out, then stopped,
circled about a short time and in another
moment disappeared under the water. A
young man present on thebanks'of the
creek then dove to the spot where the shirt
was seen to sink, and found the body of the
young man where the shirt disappeared.
Tbe singularity of the incident consists in
the fact also that the shirt was found cling
ing to tne aoaomen ot the dead man. Two
gentlemen who were on opposite sides of the
creek at the time this occurred corroborated
the above facts. This gives evidence to the
ancient idea that the clothing of a drowned
man when thrown into the Water will float
to the body.
KILLED BY AN OVERDOSE OF WOOD.
An Alabama Woman Wbo Was a Victim to
.SPECIAL TELEGRAM To THE DISPATCH.!
Birmingham, Ala., July 12. Mrs, J.
Murphy, of this city, died this afternoon
from a disease which had been puzzling
physicians for eight years. About eight
years ago the woman began to complain of
pains 'in her stomach. She slowly but
gradually grew worse until she died.
When Mrs. Murphy died, to-day, an au
topsy was made, and in her stomach the
doctors found two pounds of wood.
For 20 years Mrs. Murphy had been ad
dicted to the habit of dipping snuff. She
used small wooded brushes for snuff-dipping,
and would often bite off and swallow small
pieces of tbe brush. These small particles
of wood had formed a solid mass in her
THE KHEDIVE J&X,ni7lZ
iclfe and chlldren,are described tn to-morrow's
.dispatch oy jrranK u. varpenur.
PITTSBURG. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1889
SULLIYAN YET SAFE.
The Big Champion is Carefully Se
cluded in a Chicago Kesort.
NO ILL EFFECTS OF THE FIGHT,
But the Pnilist is JTakinjr Short Work of
a Basket of Wine.
LOOKING OUT FOE HIM IN HEW YORK
Tbe District Attorney Says lie Can be Extradited
From That State.
John L. Sullivan is in hiding in Chicago.
He intends to proceed to Boston by the Ca
nadian route, but at present a basket of
wine is a very strong attraction. There is a
difference of opinion as to whether he could
be 'extradited should he go to New York.,
Kilrain has been presented with a Bible
and a gold-headed cane. His friends deny
that they all deserted him after the fight
rSPECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Chicago, July 12. John L. Sullivan
and Charley Johnson", his backer and fel
low fugitive from the wrath of Governor
Lowry, arrived in Chicago at about 10
o'clock this morning. They remained all
day in close seclusion on the second floor of
a big brick building on Third avenue. He
and his friend Johnson are the guests of
Tom Curley, a saloonkeeper, who has taken
great pains to keep them out of sight of the
police and reporters.
A reporter called at the Curley residence
at an early hour to-night, and requested an
interview with Sullivan. The lady who
opened the door stated that she did not. I
Know tne gentleman ana naa never seen
him. She further stated that her husband,
Curley, was in Milwaukee and would not re
turn till Monday. The same story was told
at Mr. Curley's saloon, although the gen
tleman was seen about the premises. ,
The second attempt at an interview was
spoiled by the same lady, who could not be
convinced that Sullivan was in the house,
although he was in plain sight at an open
window. The news of the champion's
presence soon spread about the neighbor
hood and a big crowd gathered about the
street entrance of the Curley house. Across
the street stood a big crowd of men, all
heedless of the pelting rain.
There a good view ot the champion's
burly face could be had, and that was
enough to hold the crowd, even though it
rained boulders. The messenger boy racket
was the next thing tried to secure an inter
view. This time the lady who opened tbe
door had evidently forgotten the Milwaukee
yarn, for she easily found Mr. Curley in the
room adjoining the hallway.
The messace was carried in to Sullivan.
who, after reading it, turned down the
lights, and the party sat thereafter in the
gloaming. The big fighter is in good shape
according to the cabman who drove him to
his hiding place, with the exception of a
pair of badly swollen fists, a bruised ear
and a slight swelling on his face.
the bi one am; higihcV '
Physicians have examined his hands and
find that none of the bones or fingers is
Broken as it was rumored. The plan of the
party was to get away from Chicago to-night
tor Boston, byway of Montreal, but Sulli
van himself and friends are interested in a
basketful ot wine, and they will probably
not leave the city till to-morrow afternoon.
In an interview with Parson Davies. the
Parson said that during the excitement and
rush for the train the correspondents were
in error as to Kilrain being left alone in the
ring after the fight. Tbe Parson says that
Kilrain's backers and trainers, did desert
him, but that Mike Donovan, John Murphy
and himself picked Kilrain up, carried him
through the ropes and placed him in a
buggy driven by Colonel BIch, the owner
of the plantation and the battle ground.
Kilrain was then driven rapidly to a car
prepared by the railroad company at the
station and placed on board.
A DISPUTED QUESTION.
Some Donbt an to Whether Sullivan Can
be Extradited From New York Tho
District Attorney Says It Can
be Done An Interview
With Gov. Hill.
rSPECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. t.
New York, July 12. Mr. Lindsay, an
Assistant District Attorney, was asked this
morning if the fighter Sullivan could be
arrested in this city and extradited to Mis
sissippi, if a requisition for his arrest is re
ceived by Governor Hill from Governor
Lowry. In reply Mr. Lindsay said: "Un
questionably he could. The laws of
extradition In every State are
founded on the United States
Statutes, and a person can be extradited
for any crime. "It is not necessary that the
crime shall be a felony. The statutes em
brace every crime, and a man can be extra
dited on a charge of drunkenness. There
have been many decisions in 'the courts
where men have been extradited for misde
meanors. We had a man extradited from
New Jersey about four years aeo for con
spiracy, and in another instance had two
men extradited for sending challenges."
Mr. Lindsay added that he "did not know
whether any request for the requisition of
Sullivan had been received by Governor
Hill. The reports in the newspapers were
to the effect that Governor Lowry had tele
graphed to the Governor of every "State, ask
ing that orders should be given for the ar
rest of Sullivan, and that he be held until
requisition papers were received. It
is not at all unlikely that the
necessary papers have already been
received by Governor Hill. If
they have been, or the Governor should
choose to order the arrest of Sullivan, the
order directing his arrest would be sent to
Superintendent Murray, and he would order
Inspector Byrne's or one of the other in
spectors to arrest Sullivan." Nothing would
be done Dy tne .District Attorney a office
until an arrest had been made, when Colonel
Fellows or one of his assistants would ap
pear in court to sustain the order of extra
dition. A dispatch from Albany says: Governor
Hill was seen to-night by a Dispatch re
porter in reference to the probability of ex
tradition papers being granted in the case
of the pugilist John L. Sullivan. The
rales governing extradition in this State
were formulated in 1885 by Governor Hill,
and no deviation from them has been or will
be permitted. At that time the Governors
of other States were furnished with copies
of the rules, and, with very rare
exceptions, notably that of Governor
Fifer, of Illinois, in the Maroney and
McDonald case, have invariably complied
with them- These rules don't permit extra
dition by telegraph. The application must
be made by the District Attorney of tbe
county in which the offense was committed,
and must include certifisd copies of tbe
original papers on which the charge rests.
The papers must also state the name of the
criminal, the place where the offense was
committed and other details and evidence.
The officer presenting the. application must
be certified to as possessing power to act..
The possibility of John L. being extradited
would seeaa to be very remote.
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MLi J "
He Dodged tbe Indiana Sheriff and I Now
Secluded In a Rnrai, Spot- The In
tention is to Go to Chi
cago MUleaUlng ibo
rSriCTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIsrATCIt.j'
Columbus, Ind., July 12. The Sheriff
of this county and his posse made a strong
attempt last night to capture Kilrain and
his party before they got out of
his jurisdiction. The officers' efforts
however proved futile, owing to the
assistance rendered the pugilists in their
escape oy admiring mends. J.ne
carriage containing the -celebrated
quartette was driven directly to
Ediuburg, ten miles north of here, last
night. The officers who started in pursuit
reached that place a short distance behind
the fugitives. The citizens of Edinburg,
learning of Kilrain's arrival, and that -he
was being pursued, at once came to the as
sistance of the party, und placed them in
Vhiding. When the Sheriff and his
almost rived they were hooted at aud
mobbed by Kilrain's admirers.
The officers were thrown off the track by
misleading statements and returned to the
city in disgust alter a few hours' un
successful search. It was the intention
of Kilrain to board the northbound
11 o'clock train for Chicago as
it passed through Edinburg, but he was
foiled in his purpose by the presence of the
officers. A different course was resolved
upon, and about 1 o'clock the party
quietly slipped out of the tosfe in a
carriage, and were driven to the residence
of Wm. Cooper, a few miles east of there,
where they spent the remainder of the
night. They were still at ' the Cooper
residence at a late hour to-day,
and it is probable several days will be spent
in the neighborhood, while Kilrain recu
perates. It is reported that Mitchell stated
upon leaving Edinburg that they were mak
ing for Chicago and hoped to reach that
city by a circuitous route.
THE SHERIFF PROSPECTS.
Politics Had a Little to Do Willi the Biff
St. Louis, July 12. H. A. Hindman, a
New Orleans gentleman who arrived in this
city yesterday, has this to say about the re
ports that the Sheriff of Hancock county,
Miss., refused to proceed against the prize
witnessed the Sullivan-Kiiraln prize fight,
and know something abont the steps taken to
prevent tbe battle, or rather, the steps that
were not taken. The dispatches stated that
Governor Lowry sent the military down to
Hancock county with instructions to act un
der orders from the Sheriff of that county in
regard to stopping tbe fight. It was further
stated that the Sheriff refused to give any
order, and the miliary were therefore
poft erless. As 1 understand it, and I have the
story on good authority, the Sheriff fully in
tended to act according to the instrnctions of
the Governor. Tho people of Hancock county,
however, wanted to see the right, and on Sun
dav night, about 12 o'clock, about 60 prominent
citizens called on the Sheriff and quietly in
formed him that if he took any steps to pre
vent the mill he might consider his political
existence at an end. They used other forcible
arguments, and finally persuaded tho Sheriff
to let the matter alone and allow the people to
see the biggest fight of the ccntary. "
SLY OLD ZEKE. i
Cnptnre of aGeoraia Moonshiner and Dis
covery of HI Subterranean Still.
Atlakta, Ga., July 12. Gainesville,
Ga., revenue officers brought in to-day old
Zeke Dnnnigan,' who is known as the slyest
old fox of ibem all. For 3 years Zeke has
been making moonshine whisky, and not
until two days ago were -his methods
discovered. Zeke has a little cabin
in Hall county, near Chattahoochie. For
years he has been suspected, but nothing
could be found. The only smoke anywhere
about came from the chimney of bis cabin,
so officers came to the conclusion that the
still must be in some way connected with
that. They crawled all around under the
cabin, but conld find nothing. They tried
sounding the cabin floor. In a cupboard
were two loose planks, which being moved
showed a narrow stairway. This led to a
deep underground cellar, above which was
a false cellar. In this lowest cellar were
found all the appliances for running a still
and evidence that one had been running for
AN ENDOWMENT- PROBABLE.
Tbe State .University nt Atlanta May Yet
Atlanta, July 12. The State endow
ment of $8,000 to the Atlanta University for
colored people, which was discontinued last
year because white pupils were taughtthere,
comes to the front again on the appeal of
President Horace Bumstead. Dr. Bumstead
thought a settlement of the question of
mixed education could be reached if the
State would modify its position. The modi
fication suggested was that tbe State should
consent to the education at tho Atlanta
University of the children of its white pro
fessors and "the children of such white peo
ple from the North as should desire to pa
tronize the institution." Chancellor Boggs,
of the State University, has indorsed Bam
The Physical Complications That Killed
Anron Smith, of York.
Yoisk, Pa., July 12. A fortnight ago
Mr. Aaron Smith left this city for Swanton
O., to superintend his father's estate. Short
ly after arriving he became ill, and, after
three hours of intense suffering, died while
unconscious. A post mortem examination
was held andthe result of the investigation
was singular. A large artery had grown
between the heart and lungs, and the lungs
were as hard as stone, caused, it is believed
by the doctors, from inhaling iron dust at
the safe works where he was employed. In
the heart was found an opening of about a
half an inch, caused, no doubt, by his severe
efforts made to breathe.
SURE TO BE. EXTRADITED.
The Canadian Government Will Surrender
Burke to tbe United States.
Ottawa, Ont., July 12. It is now Set
tled beyond doubt that the Governmenlwill
grant the application of President Harrison
for the extradition of Burke for tbe alleged
murder of Dr. Cronin. The report of Judge
Bain has not yet arrived from Winnipeg,
and meanwhile it is open for Burke's coun
sel to apply for a writ of habeas corpus, 15
days being allowed for that purpose' in order
mat u uage iiain s decision may be reviewed.
It is rumored that such action will not be
One Strike That Is Settled.
Indianapolis, July 12. The bitumin
ous miners at Coxville, 15 miles north of
Brazil, who quit work three weeks ago be
cause of what they claimed to be a misun
derstanding in regard to the footrace plan of
measurement, returned to work to-day,
faining their point. The strike of the
lock cool miners continues. .
Onsbt to Have Been Kept in Jail.
Ozabk, Mo., July 12. It is reported
here that Wiley Matthews, .the escaped
Bald-Knobber, shot and killed two men in
Arkansas yesterday. They attempted to
capture him. One of themen's name was
Jackson. The other is unknown.
day in the life of Mi fftarfa'si future .ruler, the
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INDIGNANT AT DELAY.
A Meeting of Sufferers Called at Johns
town to Find Out
WHY BELIEF IS SO SLOW COMING.
Notaries Swear Claimants to the Amount of
DELAWARE SENDS ITS CONTRIBUTION.
Tbe Work of Cleanlcg Up Goln; On and Two More
There appears to be considerable indig
nation at Johnstown at the slowness with
which relief to the sufferers is furnished,
and a citizens' meeting has been called to
inquire into the reason. Notaries public
have been appointed to swear the sufferers
to the amount of their losses. Two more
bodies were recovered yesterday.
Johnstown, July 12. To-day notices
were received from W. Stone, Secretary of
the Commonwealth, by Messrs. L E. Rob
erts, M. B. Stephens, J. Frank Condon,
William Williams and Bobert S. Murphy
that they had been appointed notaries pub
lic. Each notice was accompanied by a
bond for 53,000, which the recipient
was requested to have properly signed.
The printed notices stated that the com
mission authorizing the person to act had
been sent to the county seat. The appointee
could see it by complying with the provis
ions laid down by law.
These appointments, it seems, have been
made at the suggestion, of Judge Cummin,
it being his purpose to have all persons re
ceiving relief qualified to their losses.
It is a question with some of the ap
pointees whether they will lift their com
missions if the regular fee of $25 is
charged. As a foot note in the letter states
that the seals for each is being prepared by
Governor Beaver, it is presumed that no
fee will be charged.
LOSSES MUST BE SWOKN TO.
Judge Cummin was only in town an hour
or two to-day and left again for Cresson.
His headquarters in one of the new ouild
ings on Market square are being fitted up
and will be ready for occupancy by Mon
day. So far as the people here can under
derstand his plans, he intends to take one
district at a time and have each applicant,
as he appears, sworn to the amount of his
losses, when he will pay over the money.
For this purpose the five new notaries were
created, and each will be attended by four
The Chairman of the Finance Committee
expressed himself in very strong terms to
day as being opposed to" any such methods,
and said he thought the Board of Inquiry
had secured all the data necessary to pro
vide for equitable distribution. The people
are loud in their denunciation of the
methods adopted by the State Commission,
and will hold a rousing indignation meet
ing to-morrow afternoon, handbills to that
effect having been distributed to-day. The
call reads as follows, and is signed by John
Quinn, President of the Board of Trade;
George Wagoner, Secretary, and Herman
Baumer, P. S. Fisher and H. T. Defranco,
AN INDIGNANT CALL.
The citizens of Conemaugh Valley, who suf
fered in the recent disastrous flood, are re
quested to meet at the Presbyterian Church
on Saturday, Jnly 13, IStS, at 2 o'clock P. St., to
take into consideration the mode pursued in
.the distribution of tbe relief fund so bounti
fully and generously provided for those who
suffered loss in the great calamity which de
vastated the valley of tbe Conemangb. A full
attendance is requested of all interested, as
important matters will be considered.
A committee of citizens from Wilmington,
Del., having the fund from that place in
charge, visited the town to-day, and after
looking at the situation handed the local
finance committee the money they had with
them, amounting to 54,700, and assured the
members of the Finance Committee here
that they thought they were doing things
just right, and said they would go home
and report that the balance of their fund
be sent to the committee here at once.
Eighty persons who had orders for portable
houses withdrew their applications to-day
when they learned the price which they
were to be charged for them. It has been
developed that those having business stands
on the park will have a certain amount de
ducted from what relief they may get on
The work of cleaning up the dirt goes
rapidly forward. Both bridges across
the Stony creek are now completed, and the
pontoons are now to be taken up and the
United States regulars will go home. Two
bodies were taken out of the sand to-day
The number of persons now subsisting
from the commissaries is 4,800, and by to
morrow Captain Lauhn expects to have the
list reduced to 3,000, and on Monday .the
indigent only will be supplied.
DORSET IS NOT STDBBORN.
He Has Been Sick in Bed, but Will Purse
Hlmselt of Contempt.
ISriCTAI. TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoek, July 12. Stephen W. Dor
sey is one of three indorsers of a note for
about 6,000 which was not paid when it
became due by the friend for whose benefit
it had been indorsed. The Nevada Bank,
of San Francisco, into whose hands it had
fallen, looked to Mr. Dorsey for its pay
ment. He paid a third, his share, but
would not pay any more. The bank got
'judgment against him for $1,632 76. The
(judgment not being satisfied, an order was
'obtained hauling up the ex-Senator lor ex
amination in supplementary proceeding.
Mr. Dorsey did not appear on the day set
for the examination, and Judge O'Brien
on Thursday fined him the amount of the
judgment for.contempt of court. A warrant
tor his arrest was granted as a matter of
form, which wis either not handed over to
the Sheriff, or, if it was, was not acted upon.
While all this was going on ex-Senator
Dorsey was ill in bed at 61 West Fiftieth
street." To day was his first day out of bed.
When seen last night he said that the or
der against him, which he regarded as
purely a formal one, not intended to be
acted on, was the result of a mistake, aris
ing from his inability to appear at the sup
plementary examination. He expects to
satisfy the judgment to-day. He- would
have done it long ago, he said, had he not
thought it unfair for one mdorser to pay
what three were liable for.
THREATENED BY THE SEA.
Asbury Park Being Dally Encroached Upon
by Its Nearest Neighbor.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Asbury Park, N. J., July 12. The sea
is steadily encroaching upon the beach
front of Asbury Park. Last winter the
big storms tore up the broad wooden ocean
promenade owned by James A. Bradley,
the founder of the town, and cut out the
beach ior a distance of upward 100 yards
near Fifth avsnue, and the new walk has
now been mined.
The safety of the big pavilion at the foot
of Fifth avenue, is threatened, as the
surf raised by the next northeast storm will
undoubtedly undermine the' building and
the big cluster of bath-house near it.
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A E0LT0F 15,000.
Journeymen Plumbera and Steam and Gas-
Fitters Threaten to Secede From tbe
K. of L. A Convention to be
Held in Pittsburg;.
New Toek, July 12. The most intense
excitement prevailed in labor centers in
this city yesterday, owing to a reported
movement to withdraw all the jonrneymen
plumbers and gas and steam-fitters' unions
in the United States from the order of the
Knights of Labor.
There have been many defections from
that body lately, on account of alledged
mismanagement, but this is the most alarm
ing protest that has yet been made. In
order to complete the separation of the jour
neymen plumbers and gas fitters from the
Knights, a new association has been formed,
under the title of the "United Brotherhood
of the Journeymen Plumbers and Gas and
Steam Fitters of America." Yesterday it
was learned that arrangements have been
made for a general convention of delegates
of the new society, with which a great many
unions have already affiliated, to be held in
At present the membership of the plumb
ers and steam and gas fitters throughout the
country amounts to over 15,000. They are
represented by District Assemblv 85 in the
K. of L., of which John Dougherty, of
Brooklyn, is Master Workman, and B. A.
O'Brien, of Washington, is Secretary and
Treasurer. The journeymen who are
members of local K. of L. assemblies in this
city and neighborhood foot up about 3,000.
They are to be the strongest section of
the United Brotherhood.
The locals in New York and its neighbor
hood are as follows: L. A. 1992, New York
journeymen plumbers; L. A. 3906, steam
fitters; L. A. 2970 and L. A. 3408, Brook
lyn journeymen plumbers and gas and
steam fitters, and L. A. 4754, composed of
Jersey City workmen.
Samuel Gompers, President of the
American Federation of Labor,said in talk
ing of tbe Knights: "One thing that is
particularly objectionable in the order is
the arrogance of its officers. There is no
such thing in any other large body of work
men in the world as the blind, unreasoning
obedience that is exacted. The tyrannous
methods which it employs will be responsi
ble for its downfall."
Several prominent Knights who were
seen last evening admitted that some of the
methods adopted by the leaders ofjhe order
in times past were verv hiph-handed. hnt
thought the order had alreadv begun to
profit bv their mistakes. It is rumored that
other big movements are in progress which
will shake the entire system to its founda
tions. TO APPEAR IN.BOOE: FORM.
Tho Proceedine of the First 8cotcb-IrIsh
Concresa to be Preserved.
t SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, July 12. The Executive
Committee appointed yesterday by the
Council of the Scotch-Irish Congress of
America, met in the Gienham Hotel this
afternoon. There were present Bobert Bon
ner, President; Prof. George McCloskev, of
Princeton College; Colonel T. T. Wrfght,
of Nashville: Lucius Prierson. Treasurer.
.and A. O. Floyd, Secretary, oth of Colum
bia, Tenn., besides several Vice Presidents,
who were lookers-on. Bobert Bonner pre
sided. Messrs. Floyd, Prierson and Dr.
Pillow, of Columbia, Tenn., were appointed
a Committee on Publication. Beside having
charge of the annual publication of the
Congress, thej will issue a historv of the
Scotch-Irish.m America, which will be the
first historv of the race ever written. It
will be published in book form? and will
contain the proceedings of the- First Con-
ress, which was held last May iu Colum
The general management of the book will
be entrusted to Secretary Fioyd. Mr. Rob
ert Bonner will write the introductory chap
ter, and Dr. Mackintosh will contribute one
of his speeches. The next Congress will be
held in May, 1890.
CAUGHT A MAN IN HER ROOM.
A Woman Bravely Nabs a Burglar in Her
Summer Hotel Apartments.
ISrXCIAI. TELIOHAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yoek, July 12. Mrs. Mary Fla
ney, who is spending the summer at Finley's
cottage, Bockaway Beach, was awakened
about 3 o'clock this morning by a noise in
her room. Her husband was not at home.
By the dim light of the moon she
caw a man standing in frout of her
bureau, with his back turned toward her.
Puttipg her hand underneath her pillow,
she drew out a 32-caliber revolver. With a
cry of alarm she sprang from the bed and
pointed the revolver at the intruder's head.
He was so startled that he dropped the
things he was examining and made no at
tempt to get away. Mrs. Flaney kept the
revolver pointed at his head while she called
The burglar did not recover from his sur
prise until he was surrounded by tbe in
mates of the house. Officer Mullen, who
lives in the adjoining house, heard tbe
noise and went over and took the thief into
custody. He gave his name as Bichard
Lannon, 32 years old, of 424 West street,
New York. He was arraigned before Jus
tice Hewlett, and the examination was set
down for Wednesday.
NEW YORK COMMITTEES.
Datos of the Comluz Political Gatherings of
the Empire State. j
New Yoek, July 12. The Bepublican
State Committee will meet at the Fifth
Avenne Hotel in this city on August 15 to
select a date and place for holding the Be
publican State Convention. The late date
of the meeting of the committee points to a
late convention. Party machinery which
grinds out delegates to such conventions
moves with much slowne?s; usually it does
not complete its work lor five or six weeks
after the call for the convention has been
issued. Judging from the date of the meet
ing of the State Committee, therefore, the
Bepublican State Convention will not be
held before September 18 or September 25.
The Democratic State Committee, it is re
ported, will meet at Saratoga Springs on
August 6 to name the place and date upon
which the Democratic State Convention
shall meet, Saratoga Springs is now favored
as the place for holding the convention, not
onlv on account of its hotel accommodations,
but because being near Albany the Demo
cratic leaders can receive their orders from
Governor Hill speedily. It is probable that
the convention will be held on September 11.
MAH0NE W0DLD GOVERNOR BE.
He la Laying HU Hopes to Capture tbe Stats
rtPECIAL TELEORAK TO THE DISPATCH.l
Bichmond, Va., "July 12. Mahone's
sub-committee to arrange for the time and
place for the Bepnblican State Convention
have decided to hold the convention at
Boanokeon the 20th of August, aTeeklater
than the Democratic Convention at Bich
mond. Norfolk made a strenuous effort to
get the convention. Boanoke is controlled
by Philadelphia capital. It has a fine hall,
and it is intended that the convention shall
make a great gala week.
Mahone has invited a detachment of the
Bepublican National Committee to attend
the convention. There is no longer any
doubt about Mahone's Gubernatorial aspi
rations. He will certainty head the ticket.
The Democratic candidate will be either
Bairne, McKinney, O'Ferrall or Tenable.
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tricts see THIrtD PAGE: v y .
PUT HIS ioOT Df IT. 'i
An Iowa Preacher Insnlls Every
Woman in the Town of Le Claire.
A PUBLIC BETRACTI0N DEMANDED.
The Dominie Flees From the State
Avoid Hearing Himself Discussed.
THIRTY T0DNG LADIES WAIT ON HI1T,
And He Will Only Promise to Hats a Sort or an
Apology in Fmate.
A Presbyterian preacher named Drew
has stirred up a hornet's nest in Le Claire,
Iowa, by asserting that there isn't an honor
able woman in the place. The women of
the place, backed by their husbands, broth
ers and other male relatives, demand a pub
lic retraction of the insult, and a coat of tar
and feathers is talked of for the minister.
(SPECIAL TELSOBAK TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Davenport, Ia., July 12. Le Claire
is a river town, 12 miles north of here, noted
for the number of steamboat and raftmen
who live and congregate there. It is agi
tated now as it .has never been stirred be
fore by a sweeping charge made by the
Presbyterian minister from the pulpit last
Sunday night, to the effect that an honor
able woman, between the ages of 16 and 25
years, could not be found in the place.
The pastor is known as Ber. Monroe
Drew, and he is quite a young man. He
came from Chicago four months ago, and
has been preaching to growing congrega
tions. He was sensational in his ways of
putting gospel truths, and many were
drawn to his services out of curiosity. Last
Sunday he was particularly severe, saying
that immorality had captured the town. Ha
stated in all seriousness that he had been
told a woman of honor did not live in Le
A eetkaction demanded.
At the end of the service the young
preacher was surrounded by his hearers,
who made violent protests at such unbecom
ing langnage. The next day he was waited
upon by 30 young ladies and a public re
traction demanded. Mr. Drew agreed to
take back his words privately and to
apologize to his callers, but they would
have none of it.
The next step was the calling of a mass
meeting, which was held last night
in the largest haU in the town.
More than 400 indignant women
and men met. They invited the minis
ter to attend, but a report from Port Byron
says that he left this State and went over
into Illinois, fearing personal injury.
The meeting was organized by calling a
Justice of the Peace, B. A. Edwards, one of
the oldest citizens, to the chair, and the se
lection of a young lady, Miss Belle Horton,
SOME VEET PLAIN WOEDS
of denunciation were indulged in, and later
a committee composed of two men and three
women, all married, was appointed to pre
pare a report.
After deliberation the report was submit
ted. It expresses indignation at the state
ment made from the pulpit, and asserts
confidence in the character of the
young ladies of the place. It demandsof the
trustees of the cnurch the immediate dis
charge of Bev. Mr. Drew, and avows public
contempt for the outrageous insult to the
community. All Presbyterian churches
are warned not to have anything to do with
Bev. Mr. Drew.
To-day the excitement at Le Claire is un
abated. Lawyers have been consulted, with
the view of instituting suits for slander.
Mutterings of tar and feathers are often
heard, and some of the young ladies declare
that they will not let the matter drop until
a public retraction is made, coupled with
an apology and a promise not to enter the
HE SAW THE CL0UDBDEST.
The Experience of an Amsterdam Idwery
man Near Johnstown, N. Y.
rSPECIAI. TELEOBAU TO TUB DISPATCB.1
Canajohakie, N. Y., July 12. E. W.
Johnson, of Amsterdam, a liveryman, was
in the great storm Tuesday which did so
much damage about Johnstown and Fonda.
He confirms the story of a cloudburst and
gives his experience as follows: "I left
Johnstown in a rig about 2 o'clocc by way
of tbe Lutheran church road. When near
the schoolhonse I noticed a large white
cloud, followed by an enormous black one,
just north of the road and traveling in the
same direction. I knew that cloud indi
cated a shower, and I determined,
if possible, to keep ahead
of it. Suddenly a puff of wind
came up, the clouds rolled by with alarm
ing speed, and passing by turned in the
direction of the river with a terrible roaring
sound. I immediately headed the horse for
a barn which was open, and after helDing
the farmer to lock his side doors, which oc
cupied about five minutes' time, looked out
of the window, and what was a fine farm a
moment before was then a lake. The roar
ing sound 'continued quite a while, and at
one time the rain was so heavy that I could
not see six feet away. It abated somewhat
at 5 o'clock. and Iendeavored to continue mv
journey by the road I was on, but that was
impossible, as the bridges were down and
the road washed away in some places. I
went to Tribes Hill and then to Fort
Hunter, coming home ou that route. That
was my first experience with a cloudburst,
and I tell you I don't want another."
LIGHTNING'S DEADLY WORK
Two M en Killed and Several Persona Badly
rSrXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.;
Westminster. July 12. During the
thunder storm this afternoon lightning
struck the grain shed on the farm of Charles
Harman, in Frederick county, and killed
Mr. Harman and Denton Beifsnider. At
the time Mr. Harman, his daughter, three
little sons, Samuel, Welty and young Beif
snider, were in the shed unloading wheat
from a wagon. Mr. Harman, his daughter
and Beifsnider were on the wagon, the
others-being overhead storing the sheaves.
The storm came up suddenly and was ac
companies) by thunder and lightning.
While hurrying along the work tbe two
men were struck down and the same bolt
threw the others on the floor unconscious
and set fire to the shed.
Mr. Welty was the first to recover con
sciousness. It was high time, the grain was
in a blaze and he had just strength enough
left to drag the boys and Miss Harman from
the burning building. The body of Beif
snider was also recovered, but that of Mr.
Harman was burnt to a crisp. One of the
boys was severely bruised about the body
and also injured by a splinter from the
flooring which passed through his lip. The
shed and its contents were entirely con
sumed. , Received Hoiv Orders.
ntrXCIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCS.t
Hasrisburo. July 12. Four Catholio
priests were ordained at the pro-cathedral in
this city to-day, Biihop McGovern officiat
ing. Their names are as follows: Bev.
John Holern, Lykens; Bev. Daniel Maher,
Manayunk; Ber. Jeremiah Looner, Syra
cuse. N. Y.. and Ber. Henrv KunkeL
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