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AX tlxo Brnncli Offices of Ttio
For to-morrow! issue up to 9 o'clock p. M.
For list of branch offices in the various dis
tricts see THlrtD PAGE.
MATED IN METAL,
A Molten Mass of Iron Burns
Two Men to Death at the
Carnegie Steel Works.
SEVEN OTHERS INJURED.
No Hope is Expressed for Two, and
the Balance Hay Die.
A TREACHEROUS LADLE DOES THE WORE
It Explodei, and the Hot Metal Tell On the
Men Andreir Kblera Body Imbedded
It U'a. Released After a Half Hoar's
Hard Work Meholaa Ban era Baptized
With Fire, and HI. Companion! Suffer
Severrly The Women Greatly Excited
No Canae Can-be Given for the Explo
alon What Manager Schwab Bu to
Say About the Catastrophe.
A ladle exploded in the Homestead Steel
"Works yesterday, and two men were scalded
to death and seven others severely burned.
No cause can be satisfactorily given for the
A frightful accident occurred in Carne
gie's Homestead mill yesterday afternoon,
'in which one man was burned to death out
rigbt, another has since died, and seven
others were badly scalded with molten iron.
It was one of those unexpected catas
trophes that frequently happen in iron
works, when the melted metal turns on the
workmen like a monster, and snuffs out
their existence in a blood-curdling manner.
After a ladle had been two-thirds emptied,
from some unknown cause hard to explain
the molten mass remaining exploded, and
scattered itself about the floor of the mill,
running into a pit in which Andrew Kbler
had fallen and completely covering his
Mortals cannot conceive of a death more
fright! ul than this, but his intense agony
was soon over. Kind and loving hands
soon turned the hose on the burning mass,
and after a half hour's hard work extricated
the dead body from the hot steel, 'where it
had been imbedded.
IT FELL LIKE A SHOWER BATH.
The metal fell on Nicho.oy Bauer, who
was near the ladle, like a shower l&th, and
he was so badly burned that he died a few-
' The dead are:
NICHOLAS BATJEB and
ANDREW KBLER, both pitmen.
The,ollowing men were badly burned:
WILLIAM FAGAN, pitman,burne face, body
,?'grot expected to live.
3 LANE, ladleman, chest and legs
TiPS CBIYIS. legs burned.
JOHN DUDUS. bad his back and legs burned.
JOHN LEWIS, burned about the body.
JOSEPH DURCOS,burned face and body.
MICHAEL DIZERKO.bumed about the body.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
The accident was a peculiar one. The
No. 2 Open Hearth acid furnace was tapped
at 1:40 p. ii. The heat and also the ladle
into which it was turned were apparently
' all right. After the fnrnace had been
l emptied the ladle was lifted out of the pit
and dragged around to the mould pit. The
lever which is connected with the stopper
head was raised, and the metal
passed into the 32x15 monld, with
out the slightest appearance that it
was wild. After filling the frost mould, the
ladle was taken over to the second and it
was almost filled, when in a sndden and un
expected way, the metal that remained in
the ladle suddenly exploded. The slag and
steel immediately raised and flowed over
the side on to the bank. The men were
- all around the front of the ladle, and seeing
the position they were placed in, made a
rush to escape.
But it is sad to relate most of the men
working in the pit were either killed or
badly burned. The way of escape was ex
tremely limited, became a nnmber of large
moulds were closely packed about the pit.
In some cases the moulds Btood within fire
feet of the edge of the pit.
THE METAL BAH OVEB HIM.
Andy Kbler, a potman standing at the
left side of the lever, seeing the steel flow
ing over the ladle, turned quickly around
to run, but he struck a mold and fell back
into the pit The metal was still running
into the pit, and it completely embedded
him. Another man, Nicholas Bauers,
was splashed from head to foot, and he was
taken to his home on Eighth avenue, but
after suffering fearful torture succumbed
to his injuries at 7:40 p. if. The ladleman,
Isaac Lane, was splashed down his chest
andlegs, and it is leared he cannot live.
The news of the accident spread like
wildfire throughout Homestead and the ad
jacent villages. The women came flocking
to the mill, wringing their hands in frenzied
agony, each one fearing that some one dear
to her had been killed. The scene was
heartrending. The whole neighborhood
seemed to be in tears. Great strong men
turned away from their hnmane work of re
lieving the injured.
HIS BODY EMBEDDED.
After the ebnlition of steel in the ladle
had calmed .down an effort was made to
take Kbler out of the .it. Half a dozen
men descended into the pit and hooked the
steel in which Kbler was embedded to the
crane and lifted it on to the bank. This be
ing done, the hydraulic hose was turned on
the steel to cool it off to enable
men to take the body out. For
upward of a half hour a steady
stream was kept on the metal. This cooled
it down sufficiently, and allowed the men to
take bars and roll it from one side to the
other. After rocking the metal for a con
siderable time the body began to loosen,
and it finally rolled out on the banks. The
hody was placed in a blanket and taken to
As soon as it was taken into the house his
grief-stricken wife encircled it with her
arms, and she could not be induced to leave
r LEFT HIS IMFEESSION.
Kbler's features were almost oerfect.
Here and there the body and face was a'lit
tle discolored. The molten metal that the
unfortunate man was imbedded in had &
perfect impress of his features. The metal
was taken ont into the yard and buried.
Alaiiager Schwab, of the Homestead mills.
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was questioned about the accident. He
"It is impossible to explain "what caused
this violent ebnlition in the ladle. I have
never seen in my varjed experience any
thing like it. I think it useless to advance
any theories as to the cause of
this sudden rising of the steel in
the ladle. One thing, however, we
are sure of that it was not a green ladle.
Had the ladle been wet, the moment the
molten metal would have strnck it a sudden
splash would have -occurred. It may be
possible that between the steel and the slag
A LABGE BODY OP OAS
Aad collected. The gas working through
the slag, and as soon as it came in contact
with the air caused the explosion. It will
readily be seen how the matter is inexpli
cable, if it can be understood that two
thirds of the 75,000 pounds of steel was
turned into the moulds, and only the bal
ance caused the trouble.
In answer to a question Mr. Schwab said
that the carbon was called for 45 and tne
manganese for 75.
The mill last night was closed down, and
a death-like stillness pervaded the whole
A number of men were seen in and
aoout the mill, and a good deal of blame
was attached to the mill Authorities, for
allowing the bank to be so cramped. Some
thought that if there had been more room
a number of the men might have escaped.
During the excitement another accident
occurred. A train of freight cars blockaded
the entrance to the mill. The ambulance
had arrived and could not get in. Sherman
Shultz, stockyard foreman, ran to uncouple
the cars, and had his arm taken off.
IN A FLOODED MINE.
Forty JUInera Shut Up in a Shaft by a
Stream of Water All Are Reacned
Aflrr Donri of Anxiety.
Cumberland, Md., August SO. "Word
reached here at noon to-day that 40 miners,
at work in the Allegheny Mine, near Frost
burg, had been shut in, and probably
drowned. Water bad broken ifl from the
abandoned .ffitna Mine and had driven the
miners further away from the main head
way. Excitement ran high and crowds collected,.
relatives of the 40 miners being in the ma
jority. After two hours of suspense William
Stevens and Hugh Meen entered the main
headway, and, wading through the water,
finally discovered the miners one mile away
from the opening. All were rescued.
The water began pouring into the mine
early in the morning, and the men were
afraid to attempt escape, as they were work
ing some distance from the opening and were
ignorant of the cause. Several animals are
still in the mine and will probably perish.
A PROTECTIVE DEM0CEAT.
Ex-Congressmnn Sowden Oppoiei the Rc
nominatlon ol Cleveland for President.
I6PECIALTELEGKAM TO TBS DISPATCH
Atlantic Cue, August 30. Ex-Congressman
Sowdci, of Lehigh county. Fa.,
is to-night a guest of a prominent uptown
Atlantic hotel. Congressman Sowden will
be remembered as the man who fought so
hard in the house against the adontion of
the Mills tariff bill, and who so ably aided
'the efforts of Randall in the same direction.
He undecidedly opposed to the renomina
tion ofxGrover Cleveland to the Presi
dency, and his advocacy of the Fresidental
candidate will be given to either ex-Secretary
Whitney or Governor Hill, ot New
York. Said he: "Had the position of the
Democratic party prior to the advent of1 the
Cleveland administration been adhered to,-
v;ieveiana wotua nave naa scarcely any op
position in the last Fresidental election,
and would have been triumphantly elect
ed." IN A LENIENT MOOD.
The President Extendi Mercy to a Conplo of
Deer Pake, Md., August 30. The
President pardoned two men to-day, David
H. Stanscll, for violation of the revenue
law in South Carolina. His sentence was
to expire September 23. He had a wife and
six children dependent upon him.. The
other was Jarrctt Citcher, sentenced in the
District of Columbia for rape to 30 years in
the penitentiary. He had served nine years
and was dying of consumption at the Buffalo
John Caton, District of Columbia, ' sen
tenced for larceny to five years on plea of
guilty, and at recommendation of the Judge
and others, the President commuted to two
years. Christopher Johnson, Northern Dis
trict of Florida, sentenced to three years, on
recommendation of the court officers the
President commuted to one year.
ANOTHER ENGLISH INTESTMENT.
A Member of Parliament Interested In a
Baltimobe, August 30. This morning
A deed was hied for record from the
Bauernschmidt & Marr Brewing Company
to the Baltimore Breweries' Company con
veying all the property and plant. A
mortgage deed was also filed from the
Baltimore Breweries' Company to T. P.
O'Conner, member of Parliament, England,
and John Marr and Albert Gottschalk, of
Baltimore, of tne same property to secure
debenture bonds for 40,000 sterling, part
of the purchase money.
ONE MORE GOOD CHINAMAN.
He Refnacs to Clinnee n Bill nnd Is Hit
With a Stone.
Philadelphia, August 30. An un
known man entered the laundry of a China
man named Ah Mon, on Sixth street, this
city, to-night, and asked him to change a
five-dollar note. This the laundryman de
clined to do, and the man thereupon went
out into the street, and, picking up a large
stone, hurled it through the open doorway,
striking Ah Mon on the head, inflicting a
compound fracture of the skull, from the
effects of which it is thought he will die.
The assailant escaped.
M'KINLEY FOR SPEAKER.
Carlisle Thinks the Ohio Man Will Get
Wichita, Kas., August SO, Ex-Speak-cr
Carlisle is in the city visiting his sou. In
an interview to-day on the Speakership of
the next House of Bepresentatives, he ex
pressed the opinion that McKinley, of
Ohio, would be the chosen one for the posi
tion. Beed, of Maine, and McKinley, he said,
would be the leading; candidates, but the
fact that the Secretary of State was from
Maine would convince most of the members
that to confer additional honors ou that
State would be unfair.
Murdered His Wife'! Lawyer.
Cleveland, August 30. A A.
Amidon, a leading attorney of Painesville
O., was shot and killed to-night in bis door
yard by Stanley O. Jones. Amidon was
the attorney of Jones' wife in a suit for di
vorce and Urs. Jones was staying at
Amidon's house. Mr. and Mrs. Amidon
and Mrs. Jones had just returned from a
drive, when Jones, who was waiting for
them, fired the fatal shot
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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1889 SIXTEEN" TAGES.
COMMENCED AT LAST.
The Eeal Work of the Great Cronin
Trial is Now Under Way.
PLENTI OP TROUBLE IN SIGHT.
The Task of Securing a Satisfactory Jun is
a Difficult One.
DAY1D DTJDLEI FIELD IN THE COURT.
Eumors Concerning Cooney, the Fox, and the Hysterl.
on Tin Box,
The trial of the persons charged -with
murdering Dr. Cronin is now fairly in
augurated. The work of securing a jury
was commenced yesterday. There will evi
dently be a struggle over the selections.
ItFECIAL TELIOBAM TO TUB SISrjtTCS.1
Chicago, August 30. The great Cronin
trial was begun before Judge McConnell
this afternoon. Twenty-six bailiffs were
stationed about the doors of the old Criminal
Court building to keep the crowd from rush
ing into the court room. The hundred or
more curiosity seekers who were admitted
were closely scanned. Many Irishmen were
present Some of them were members of
Camp 20. The heat in the court room was
oppressive and few persons sat the session
All the prisoners, with the exception of
Woodruff, who is to have a separate trial,
were in the chairs assigned tbem when
Judge McConnell took his seat behind the
big desk. The chairs the prisoners have
been sitting in were those used by the An
archists. When Detective Coughlin learned
this fact he begged that they be given other
A SUPEBSTttlOUS CONSPIRATOR.
He considered the Anarchist seats un
lucky. Before the examination of talesmen
began, Lawyer Donahue made a motion
that the lawyers Hynes, Mills and Ingham
be barred from assisting State's Attorney
Longenecker in the prosecution. He claim
ed that these three lawyers were being paid
ifor their services by persons who were an
tagonistic to the prisoners. He also delared
that Mr. Hynes was a violent opponent of
the faction ot the Irish party in Chicago
and a bitter enemy of P. O'SullIvan, who is
on trial for his life. Attorneys Forrest and
Kennedy entered the same motion in behalf
ot their clients, Coughlin and Burke. The
Court overruled the motion.
Fifty talesmen appeared for examination
this afternoon. They had been picked with
great care. Nearly all the candidates were
Americans and busiqess men. The prison
ers watched them curiously. The first tales
man to be examined was William E. Crib
ben, the millionaire stove manufacturer.
He was excused for cause. The first 12 men
examined gave good reasons why they would
not make good jurors in this case. The first
man accepted by the prosecution was J. W.
Bridger, a clean shaven young man from
Austin. He is a clerk in an insurance
ONE UNOBJECTIONABLE JTTEOB.
It is probable that the defense will also
accept Mr. Brldger. E. L. Lellebrige was
detained for examination by the defense.
The State has already accented blm. David
.Dudley Field, the New York lawyer, sat
Deside Judge McDonnell while the exami
nation of the talesmen was being made. He
seemed deeply interested in the proceed
ings. Another talesman held over for the night
was W. L. Bigley, a young Irishman. His
examination aroused more interest than any
thing that had occurred in thd courtroom
all alternoon. The prisoners watched Big
ley intently. Coughlin was especially inter
ested. His small steely eyes snapped
viciously and his face was very Dale. Bi?.
ley was acceptable to the State, but the de
fense will try to oust him in the morning.
They fear the young man for the reason that
it is evident from his answers to questions
that he belongs to the Cronin faction.
Twelve detectives have been assigned'to
watch the talesmen. Attorney Forrest
made a motion just before court adjournd
to have Burke removed from the boys' de
partment to another part of the jail. He
claimed that the prisoner was now suffering
solitary confinement, despite the fact that
he had not been convicted of any crime. The
court will pass on the motion to-morrow.
the hissing tin box.
When asked to-day if he had recovered
the tin box, which is supposed to contain
Dr. Cronin's clothes, Chief of Police Hub
bard said: "Did you ever play hide-and-go-seek?
Well, if you have, you'll know that
we just about stand in tbe position ot the
one who 'blinds' and finds out where one
person is hiding, and some one, knowing
that the 'blinder' is aware of the hiding
place, goes and tells the hidden individual
that his position is known, and that person
finds another hiding place. Can't you see?"
The inference is that the police once knew
the hiding place of the box; that
this fact was discovered and that the box
was removed just as tbe police were about
to pounce on it. The Chief hinted that the
trail was not entirely lost
An afternoon paper gives publication to
a rumor to the effect that "Cooney, the
Fox," who is under indictment with the
other Cronin suspects, is in Milwaukee, and
that he will be produced at the trial when
wanted. The authorities here, are not in
clined to say anything on the subject
CLAIMS HE IS CHRIST.
A Mormon Missionary Delndins; Ignorant
People In Portions of Arkansas.
ISrECIAL TXXEGBAM TO THE DISFATCR.1
Little Bock, Abk, August 30. In the
northern part of Little Biver, and also in
the county of Sevier, one Elam Irvin, an
alleged Mormon missionary, is trying to
make people believe thai lie is the Christ.
He says that he "is from Manchester, Bed
Kiver county, Tex. The ignorant portion of
the popelation is greatly exercised over his
religious teachings. He tells them in his
sermons that be is able to remove mountains,
to drink poison with immunity, ward off
bnllets, and to cure tne sick by the laving
on oi hands. He anoints infants with oil
and alleges that thev become angels. He
says this is his second visit to the earth, and.
in a few weeks be will be known as Christ
Himself. His worshipers are increasing
rapidly, and they claim to be followers of
Christ One of their preposterous claims is
based on the ground that they are not al
lowed to associate with the best class of so
ciety. v .
A CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL.
A Monument to the Tictlms of Manaisai
Manassas, Ya., August 30. A monu
ment to the memory of the Confederate
dead, who fell in battle near here, was un
veiled to-day in the presence of the towns
people and a number of persons from the
surrounding country. State Senator F. F.
Meredith made a short speech, presenting
the monument to the Ladies Memorial
Association of Manassas, through whose
efforts the shaft was erected.
The monument is 35 feet high, and is a
plain monolith,built of browu stone taken
from the battlefield. The orators of the
day were Senator Daniel and" Genets! W,
u. jt . xee. soa ot JiHsri jb. Xiv
GREAT TANNERY TEUST,
English Capitalist! Have Secured All la
New England Pennsylvania Estab
lishments May1 Yet be Par
chased,' and All la the,
israelii. TiLroBAir to ran dispatch.!
Boston, August 30. -r Ferdinand A.
Wytnan, Esq., whose successful handling
of the big Shaw estate a few year3 ago
brought him into considerable prominence
as a lawyer and financier, and Banker
Walter Potter, of the banking house of
Potter, Lovell Si Co., both of this city, will
sail for England on the TJmbria to-morrow,
carrying in their pockets all the tanneries
in New England and -New York. They
have been quietly at work for the past six
weeks in the interest of English capitalists,
and as evidence of their success, they
take with them- all the plans and
figures for surrendering the control of
this big industry to an English syndicate
Tbe formation if this trust will "be a big
surprise to dealers in leather. It mean a.
departure Irani the regular method of trade
in this city, and-the-fprmation ot a gigantic
business plant. Already $10,000,000 have
been pledged by English capitalists to ob
tain control of -Vjje sole leather tanneries in
Maine, Massachusetts and New York, and
they contemplate even greater things. If
this venture proves a success, as it undoubt
edly will, the syndicate will have $50,000,
000 more at its disposal for the purpose of
extending its control so as to embrace all
tbe tanneries in the country. At present
the syndicate has secured control of 23 tan
neries in the States named. No effort has
been made to purchase the Pennsylvania
tanneries, although; they have been offered
for sale to the trust
THE SEASIDE SENSATION.
Mrs. Donnelly's Keco very Not Yet Assured,
bat Mrs. Hamilton Is Hopeful.
Atlantic Cray, N. J., August 30.
Late this afternoon Dr. Beilly and Mr.J
Thompson visited Mrs. Donnelly, the woman
who was cut by Mrs. Bobert Boy Hamilton J
and Dr. Beilly made an examination oi her
condition. Whether he had diagnosed the
case or not could not be learned. Lawyer
Ferry, Mrs. Hamilton's counsel, asked Jus
tice Irving whether he would release Mrs;
Hamilton on bail,' and was told that he
would not consider such a motion1
unless it was backed up by a physi
cian's certificate, assuring him that Mrs.
Donnelly's recovery was certain. Then Mr.
Perry retired, and he is now calmlv waiting
to hear from Dr TJeilly, the county physiJ
cian. Mr. Hamilton returned from Phila
delphia this afternoon, and made a hurried
visit to the Noll cottage. In about two
hours he started away again, and has not
since been seen. The maximum penalty
for atrocious assault is ten years' imprison
Mrs. Hamilton passed to-day in Sheriff
Johnson's charge, at May's Lading, with
out a visitor. The neglect seabed to -reigh
heavily upon her, and shenlked like a
whipped child. She Is hopeful of being re
leased on bail, and,, there -is no donbt but
what her release irnear at hand.
It is given on, tjn'jjh that Mr. Hamil
ton has decided tSK&t&ka a detailed itate-r
nient to-morrow of all the facte concerning
his relationship with Eva Bill, now known
as Mrs. Hamilton, Another storv is to the
effect that Prosecutor Thompson means to
make a leading poijtt as lo whether Hamil
ton and the vroma' e legally married, and
it is said that I 'ton means to visit the
Mays Landing -morrow and be mar
ried to her acco to the civil form, in
order to avoid testifying against her.
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"- A HBARTLEScrMOTHER."'
She Iienves Her Naked Babe In the Woods
to be Enten by Bngs,
rSFXCtU. TKLEOEAM TO TUB DISFATCB.1
Easton, Pa., August 30. Mary Boss
tuffke, a Hungarian, came to Butstown from
New York a year ago, and went to live with
Farmer John Geissinger's family. Six
months ago she bore a male child. Early
this week she aunonnced her intention of
leaving, and on Tuesday morning started
ostensibly for Philadelphia, taking her baby
with her. Where she got to is not known,
but this afternoon her babe was found in a
wood, to which its cries had attracted a
farm hand. Insects in swarms were upon
the infant's nude body, and its little arms
and feet were thrashing abont in constant
efforts to beat off tbe tormenting hordes. It
was with great difficulty that the rouh
farm hand could drive off the bugs, and
then be carried the infant to his home,
where his wife cared for it. Its cries and
moans were most pitiful to hear, but the
woman soon had it bathed and covered with
a soothing lotion. Then she fed it with
warm milk, and ior the first time in two
days the babe slept peacelully. The bites
on its body are terrible, and some of its
flesh is eaten away.
A CAB DRIVER'S WIVES.
One Left In Worcrsier and Another In New
Haven Will be Prosecuted.
rSFZCIAI. TSXEOBAU TO TUB DISPATCH.!
New Haven, August 30. William Bar
ton came to this city last November from
Worcester, and entered the employ of the
Standard Cab Company. He soon became
acquainted with Miss Mamie Brown, 19
years old, stepdaughter of Jacob E. Hob
days, and the acquaintance resulted in an
engagement Ou Angust 20 Barton and
Miss Brown were married, and began house
keeping. Some of Mrs. Barton's friends re
ceived an anonymous communication to-day,
in which it was stated that Barton had a
wife and child living in Worcester. Before
this could be proved Barton got wind of the
investigation that was going on and sud
denly left the city. It has been ascertained
that he had a-wife and child in Worcester,
and came here last November to escape
supporting them, having been placed under
onnas to. provide ior his family. Barton is
a middle aged man, bnt is said to be unable
to read or write. Mr. Hobdays is a man of
means, and he proposes to, spare no expense
in hunting him down and punishing him.
ALL OF THEM GL1' AWA1.
Another Schooner That Was Seized
Behrins Sea Makei Iti Eicape.
rSrJCTAL TILIOBAM TO THI DISrATCH.1
Victobia, B. C., August 30. The
schooner Pathfinder arrived from Behring
Sea last night Captain O'Leary reports
that his vessel was "boarded by the revenue
cutter Bush, in Behring Sea, July 29.
Lieutenant Tnttle took 854 sealskins that
were on board, and all the guns and ammu
nition, and then placed the quartermaster of
the Bush on board, with instructions to take
the schooner to Sitka. "
Alter the Bush left the Pathfinder headed
for Victoria, despite the protest ot the prize
SULLIVAA'S MOTHER DEAD.
She Had Been Sick Ever Since His De
parture for the Kllrnln Fight.
(SPECIAL TELEOEAJi TO TBS DISFATCB.1
Boston, August 30. John L. Sullivan's
motherdied to-night She had been ill ever
since Sullivan's departure for the battle
ground in which he and Kilrain fought
She seemed to improve when tbe news of her
son's victory was brought to her, but when
he was arrested she was visibly affected and
has failed ever since that time.
uvatim, it tout in uymotroufM plspArcH in a
romance ovjuamara uardner flmAi mtiuitA
;A j.Tageay oj jugi jmpivityM,''
WORSE AHD W0KSE.
All Workingmen in London to Be
Called Ont on Strike
TO AID THE DOCKMEFS FIGHT.
Dock Companies Given UntU Noon To-Day
to Grant the Demands.
THE STRIKERS ARE MORE CHEERFUL.
Substantial Assistance, in Honey and Food From
Persons Ilija in Power.
The situation of the strike of dookingers
in London is graver than ever. Leader
Burns has given the dock companies until
noon to-day to .grant the demands ot the
strikers. If they are refused again he will
call out all other trades, and over half a
million men will become idle, and the busi
ness of London will be paralyzed. The
strikers are now being fed by charity.
I BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, August 30. Copyright The
great strike takes on a new and graver
aspect to-day. If the dock companies do
not give in by to-morrow noon Burns has
promised to call out all the workingmen of
London. This has given new heart to the
strikers, and they were never more cheerful
and hopeful than to-day. Tbe manifesto
which was issued early this morning is ad-
I aressed to workers or Xiondon. It is la re
sponse to the dock companies' manifesto of
yesterday, in which their ultimatum is
announeedi to pay but fivepence per hour
and sixpence overtime, and to do away with
the contract system only as soon and as far
as practicable. The preamble to the dock
men's manifesto relates the principal inci
dents of the strike, and continues:
In our former manifesto we urged workers of
trades not directly connected with the docks
to remain at work, and to avoid causing incon
venience to the general community. Our
studied moderation has been mistaken by our
ungenerous opponents for lack of courage and
want of resources. We are, therefore, com
pelled to take a step which we could wish had
not been forced upon us, and which we are
fully aware may be followed by the gravest
consequences. We now solemnly appeal to
workers in London, ot all grades and of every
calling, to refuse to go towork on Mondaynext
unless the directors have before twelve noon
on Saturday, the 3lst or August, officially in
formed this committee that the moderate de
mauds of the dock laborers have been fully and
frankly conceded. These demands, from which
tbe men have never swerved, are:
First The minimum rate of pay to be 6d. an
hour ordinary time, and Is. an hour overtime
under the company; or under the contract sys
tem 8d. an hour ordinary time, and Is. an hour
Second Overtime to be counted from 6 P. "at.
to 8 a.m.
Third No man to be employed for less than
BtlBNS PBOBABLT POBTIFIZD.
How far this call will be obeyed by work
ingmen is not known, but everyone believes
that Barns would not issue such a summons
unless he had bad assurances from most of
the trades that it Would be obeyed.
The supply of coal in readiness for the
manufacture of gas cannot last more than
four days at the outside, and other compa
nies are in a similar predicament They
have plenty of coal on their premises, but
the laborers refuse to handle it and the
stokers, while not on a strike themselves.
are in It It will Debut a short time betore
the supply of gas gives 'out, and London Is
left dependent upon electric light and can
dles. The Secretary ot the company that
lights the largest area ot the city told a re
porter to-day that its employes are in sym
pathy with the strikers, and refuse to
stoke any coal brought by outsiders. If
the stokers go out on Monday the gas will
go ont, too, and already provident people
are laying in a supply of candles before the
rush begins. The worst of it is that if the
gas mains are nbt kept constantly charged,
explosions are likely to occur all over Lon
don. The citizens are not, therefore, look
ing forward to the beginning of the week
with any degree of pleasure. Tbe gas and
coal question is further complicated by the
fact that the Seamen and Firemen's Union
have to-day sent a letter to the Coal Ex
change informing that body that if it allows
coal to be shipped to any vessels in London
employing non-union men to load them all
of the laborers in the shipping trade of the
north ot .England will be called out on
strike, and other coal centers in tbe country
would be similarly dealt with, with a view
to stopping entirely the coal supply of Lon
don. A GIGANTIC POSSIBILITY.
Another threatened strike that will affect
the population of the metropolis is that of
the omnibus drivers and conductors, who
have a grievance of their own, and talk of
taking the present opportunity to redress
themselves. The London Society of Com-
fiositors refuses to come out, so that the pub
ic will probably have its newspapers just
the same, whatever occurs; but Burns de
clares that if the dock companies maintain
their present attitude London may expect
on .uonoay one gigantic ana amalgamated
strike of the followers of every other indus
try in the metropolis. This will mean tbe
enforced idleness of nearly half a million
workingmen, a calamity the extent of which
cannot be estimated.
The strikers had their usual parade to
day, and were, as had been stated, much
more cheerful than on any other day since
the beginning of the strike. The promised
call lor representatives of all trades had
much to Ho with this. Then, too, they had
had an assurance from the head of the labor
organizations of Belginm that the threat
ened influx of laborers from the continent
was a lalse alarm, and some laborers who
had been brought up from Greenock to Lon
don under the pretense that they were being
taken to Southampton had refused to work,
and been sent back. Cardinal Manning,
too, drove to Leadenball street and sat in
his carriage to watch the procession passv
and expressed his sympathy with the men,
and Sir Andrew Lusk gave them a few
words of encouragement, and subscribed 50
to one of their funds.
The steamship companies which have
hitherto merely sympatnized with the strik
ers formally joined them to-day, and gave
new encouragement to the men late to-night
by signing a joint manifesto with the dock
laborers' committee making the same de
mand upon tbe dock companies as the strik
ers. Bnt there is another side to the pict
ure, and homes ol the strikers, women and
children are suffering the pangs of hunger.
Sidney Buxton, M. P., who represents one
of the East London constituencies, and the
Salvation Army have vied with each other
in furnishing relief to these unfortunates.
Buxton's charity takes the form of break
fasts to the children of tbe strikers an'd jugs
of soup and loaves ot bread to the
families. He has established stations
all through the East End, and this morning
he furnished over 2,000 meals to childreu.
The Salvation Army has established a food
depot at the West India docks, where the
necessaries, of life are sold at ridiculously
small -prices by means ot food tickets.
Twenty-two thousand oT these tickets have
been sold and used since Monday. The
Salvation Army has also distributed be
tween 6,000 and 7,000 portions of bread and
cheese among the laborers each morning.
Nevertheless, the supply does not come any
where near meeting the demand, and the
despondent, hungry and wan faces of the
women asd children who are turned famish
ing from the doors of the relief denots is a
I pathetic, tight The state ol affairs is this:
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Unless the stubborn directors of the dock
companies concede the one penny per hour
to the laborers before to-morrow noon, Lon
don will, be In chaos on? Monday such as has
never been'fctioWn.- The sympathies of the'
public and press are still entirely with tbe
strikers, , . -. r
DOWN THE SHAFT.. ,.
The Cabin of an Elevator, Precipitating Its
Load to the Bottom Fife Persons
Have n. Mirneutoua Escape
, From.. Instant Death . ,
serious injuries. i
Philadelphia, August 30.'.-Two:
strands of cable attached to the elevawr'at
the Philadelphia Lying-in Charlty,"south
west coroejyOf Eleventh and Cherry streets
broke thisafternoon, precipitating the car
from the third floor 4o the basement The
elevator contained five nurses and the ele
vator boy, all of whom were more or less in
jured. Those injured were:
MISS ALICE MILLSBAUOH, head nurse,
sllehtcomuslon of tbe ankle.
NURSE BUTTLE, fracture of ankle joint.
NURSE CHAUNDY, spinal concussion and
NURSE WILKINSON, compound fracture of
NURSE MCDONALD, fracture of ankle
FRANK ATKINSON, elevator boy, sprained
Mis3 Wilkinson's injuries are the most
serious and her condition is said to be
dangerous. The accident occurred while
the nurses were riding from the third floor
to tho basement for dinner. When the fail
occurred the crash was heard throughout the
The Matron and other emnloves of the
hospital heard the screams of the nurses
and rushed to their assistance. Two or
three ot them narrowly escaped being
strnck by the heavy cable which circled
arodnd their heads. The elevator car was
completely wrecked and tbe occupants bad
what is considered a most wonderful escape,
from instant death.
LAWYERS' QUIT TALKING.
The Meeting- of the American Bar Associa
tion Conclndes With a Banquet.
Chicago, August 30. A magnificent
banquet to-night fittingly -terminated the
meeting of the American Bar Association in
this city. Nearly 400 distinguished lawyers,
representing every State in the TTnionwera
seated at the tables in the great hall, of tbe
Grand Pacific Hotel. The members of the
association were for the.momentt tbe guests
of the bar of Chicago and the State of Illi
nois. It was about llp.'il. when the many
courses were finished and Governor Joseph
Fifer, who came from, tbe State capital ex
pressly to greet the strangers on behalf of
Illinois, did so in such hearty fashion as to
evoke a round of applause. A warm letter
of welcome iroin Mayor Cregier was read,
followed by regrets from Judges of the
United States Supreme Court and other
notables unable to be present.
David Dudley Field, of New York, who
responded to the first toast of the evening,
was introduced by" Francis Laekner, Presi
dent of the Chicago Bar Association, who
acted as Chairman. Mr. Field, as the re
tiring executive of the American Associa
tion, was seated in the place of honor, at
Mr. Lackner's right hand, and next him
was the incoming executive, Henry Hitch
cock, of St Louis. Close to them, and
scattered throughout the assemblage, were
scores of national and local legal celebri
ties. Mr. Field's theme was the "American
Bar Association." Among other speakers
were: Alexander Lawton, of Georgia, on
"The Bar;" Thomas J. 8. Emmes, of Louis
iana, on "Law Beform."
A CONVICT FIKE BRIGADE.
A Conaaxrntlon In a Penitentiary Extin
guished by the Prisoners.
rSPICIAL TXZ.EGBAM TO TBZ DISPATCH 1
New Yoek, Aueust 30. About noon to
day wild screams resounded through the
female wing of the Kings County Peni
tentiary, on Crow Hill, Brooklyn.
A fire broke out in the
gas house adjoining that part
of the prison and tbe bright flames which
shot up threw some of the female convicts
into a state of alarm, althongh they were
separated from them by thick walla of
Warden Hayes promptly sent out an
alarm to fire headquarters and while the
men of the engine company were hurrvintr
up Crow Hill to the prison with their ap
paratus, he, with th Deputy Warden and
keepers marshaled the score or
more of convicts who were at work in
the yard into a fire brigade and three lines
of hose were manned in a jifly. They went
to work on the flames in such an effective
manner thakwhen the modern style of ex
tinguisher arrived there was nothing to do
but compliment the warden on his skill and
promptness, and drive down the hill back
to the station.
DOGS NOT ALLOWED.
A Massachusetts Mao Has to Remove tbe
Body of a Favorite Canine.
(SPECIAL TELIOItAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Walthaji Mass., August 30. The
Board of Trustees of Mount Feake Ceme
tery recently had their attention called to
the fact that a dog had been buried in a
grave in the cemetery, owned byH.K. Hall,
a Boston business man. The superintendent
dug down and struck tho dead body of
a dog. The owner was informed, and a re
ply was received that be Knew of tbe occur
rence, it being the request of his wife that
the animal should be buried in the same
grave with her. The managers of the ceme
tery referred to the City Solicitor, whose
opinion in substance was that no person has
a right under the deed to bury any dumb
animal in a lot Mr. Hall was ordered to
remove the dog and will probably comply.
WRECKED WITH BREAKERS.
The Schooner Rowena Drifted Into Dancer
Because of a Calm.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISFATCH.1
Pobtland, Ore., August 30. A dis
patch from Yaquina to-day states that last
evening the two-masted schooner Bowena was
wrecked on Sonth Beach. She had gone out
for deep sea fishing, and the wind dying out
she drifted into the breakers. At last ac
counts three men were clinging to the
vessel's ragging, half a 'mile from
shore. A tug went out, but could not
reach the vessel, which had drifted upon
the sands. The vessel was owned by men
in Tillamook, and was leased by Yaquina
fishermen. Later reports say all the men
on board were saved after a desperate
struggle in the breakers, and assisted by
heroic efforts of men from shore.
A LIFE CONVICT'S REYENGB.
He Is Killing; Off the Witnesses Whose Tes
timony Convicted Illm.
Jackson, Mich., August 30. Enos
Girard, a convict in the State prison here,
who was sent tip on a 15-year sentence from
Pontiac, dropped dead at the supper table
last evening, his death resulting from knife
wounds inflicted by convict Isaac Clark on
August 20. Girard, Platner, Clark and
Graham were arrested for the celebrated
Norris murder in Wayne county. Tbe two
former furnished tho testimony on which
Clark got a life sentence.
Platner was made a cripple for life by an
attack from Clark a year ago. Clark, "who
'was in his celLlast night when he heard of
GIrard'a death," langbed about it, saying:
"Now, I most finish Platner,".
Transient Advertise merits,
WANTS, TO LETS, FOR SALES, ETC., FOB
Should be handed in at the main advertising
offlee of THE Dispatch, Fifth avenue, np to
o J-; I II VI 1.
4&sk ' .
Close of LShrtJu Armv National
'Salariesvaud Expenses of -the Slflerea"
! Officers Fixed.
EJECTION .0P THE LADIES' BRANCH.
'lbs Organization to be Etrenjrthened ty Taxing la
The closing exercises of the twenty-third
annual encampment of the Grand Army of
the Bepublio took place at Milwaukee yes
terday. The Council of Administration
was announced and various minor mat
ters attended to. The ladies of the G.
A. R. also concluded their meeting and
fSFKCIAL TXLXGBAV TO TBI DISFATCB.I
Milwaukee, Wis., August 30. The '
Twenty-third National G. A. B. Encamp
ment is over, and most of the delegates left
town to-day. The last session wound up
the entire business quickly. The usual
votes of thanks were passed, and the usual
compliments were paid. Past Commander
in-Chief Wagner, of Pennsylvania, in
stalled the new officers, he being the Senior
Commander-in-Chief present The encamp. " "
sent approved of the blue and grey re
union, to be held in Yicksburg, and in
dorsed tbe action on pensions of the Colum
bus encampment This includes tbe d
pendent and per diem pensions bills. Thou
sands of visitors went home last night, and '
the remainder ot the great host will have
cleared away by to-morrow.
Only universal satisfaction.? expressed
with the entertainment given guesDynitri--"'" ' .
waukee. Few cases of extortion have ap
neared, and these have been promptly re-
firessed by tbe local management Many of ,
be partings of the veterans were very pa
thetic The old boys realized that this is
about the last grand reunion that most of
them will ever attend, and that they are
looking upon the faces ot dear comrades for
the last time. Boston is so far from the
homes of the Western men that tew will go
there, and they realize that year by year
their numbers grow less. Hence it is the
general opinion that the Grand Army of the
Bepublio has held its last irreat reunion.
There is considerable talk about Corporal
fanner's speech in reference to widows'
pensions. The Corporal left town to-day
before he could be asked about it.
COUNCIE OF ADMINISTRATION.
The new Grand Army Conncil of Admin
istration is announced to be as foljowsr
Alabama, E. G. L. Ward, Selma: Ari
zona, not represented; Arkansas, Michael
Kirsch, Little Bock; California, B. V.
Treat, Los Angeles: Colorado and Wyo
ming, M. J. Haggerty, Greeley; Connecti
cut, August J. Fenn, Winsted Dakota, F.
C. Peck. Sioux Falls; Delaware, James
Boon, Wilmington; Florida. W. James,
Jacksonville; Georgia, C. T. Watson, At
lanta; Idaho, George L. Shout Boyd
City; Illinois, A. D. Bbodes, Evanston;
Indiana, Benjamin Sehaller, Bichmond;
Iowa, P. B. Baymond, Hamlin; Kansas, H.
Colter, Topeka; Kentucky, W. L. Collins,
Louisville; Louisiana and Mississippi, Jai.
H. Lawler, New Orleans; Maine. John An
derson, Lalanganbend; Massachusetts, H.
DU. Merymontb, Lowell; Michigan, Louis
J. Kayntz, Adrian;--New-Yorkv Joseph
Hill, Bochester; Minnesota, Albert Scheffer,
St Paul; Missouri, Milton Cole, St Louis;
Montana, not represented; Nebraska, P. S.
Plaikson, Omaha: New Hampshire, Wm.
S. Pillesburg, Jersey Depot; New Jersey,
J. B. Milligan, Newark; New Mexico, Jas.
H. Purdy, Santa Fe; New York, A. M.
Underbill, New York City; Ohio, L. H.
Williams, Bipley; Oregon, not represented;
Pennsylvania, William McClellan, Pitts
burg; on the Potomac, John T. Church,
Washington; Rhode Island, Henry C.
Lutber, Providence; Tennessee, W. E. F.
Wilbourne, Greenville; Texas, H. W.
Noyes, Fort Worth; Utah, not represented;
Vermont, E. J.Ormsby, Braham; Virginia.
Frank -.L. Glade, Norfolk; Washington
Territory and Alaska, J. B. O. Mc
Coy, Tacoma; West Virginia, Chas. E.
Anderson; Wisconsin, J. A. Waltous,
expenses and salabies.
The Council of Administration held their
first meeting immediately alter the adjourn
ment of the Encampment, and appropriated
$3,000 for expenses to the Commander in
Chief during tbe coming year; $2,000 as the
Adjutant General's salary; $1,200 as the
salary of the Quartermaster General; fixing
the Quartermaster General's bond at $10,000,
and that of the Adjutant General at $1,000.
The Council also appropriated $300 each as
salary for the Judge Advocate and
the Inspector General, and authorized
the Adjutant General to advertise
in papers in five principal cities of the
United States for supplies; also authorized
the expenditure of $100 tor a suitable testi
monial resolution to Captain Pabst, in recog
nition of his generosity in providing seats
for the veterans and their families, which
he did ata cost of $12,000; also, authorized
tbe Executive Committee of tbe Councils to
procure a suitable testimonial to be pre
sented to tbe .fast uommander-in-Ubier,
Warner, at the next encampment The
Commander-in-Chief has been empowered
by the Encampment to fill by appointment
any vacancies in the council of administra
tion. THE LADIES BRANCH.
The ladies of the G. A. B. convention
elected national officials as follows: Presl
pent, Mrs. Frances Wood, of Topeka, Kan.;
senior vice, Mrs. Catherine E. Hirst, of
Louisville, Ky.; junior vice, Mrs. C. B.
Bruner, of Altoona, Pa.; treasurer, Mrs.
Annie E. Grubb, Camden, N. J.; chaplain,
Mrs. N. C. Beynolds, Chicago; counsellor,
Mrs. E. Boby, Chicago; council of adminis
tration, Mrs. Julia M. Johnson, of Altoona,
Pa., Mrs. Nellie P. Anderson, of San An
tonio, Cat; Mrs. Charles W. Gerwig, of
Allegheny City, Pa.
The report showed among other things
that the present membership is abont 15,000.
Tbe State Belief Corps of Maine, which
works upon the same principles as the
Ladies of the G. A. B,, admitting to mem
bership only wives, mothers or daughters of
veterans, sent a proposition io unite with
the order, and a union will doubtless be
effected in a few months, thns adding 3,000
members to the National organization. The
business session of the National Woman's
Belief Corps was resumed at Emmanuel
Presbyterian Church yesterday. A re
port was submitted by the Pen
sion and Belief Committees recommend
ing that the names of all army nurses
volunteers and others be placed on the rolls
of the corps. It recommended also that the
incoming President appoint a committee to
visit the Madison Seminary at Madison, O.,
which has been offered to the National Be
lief Corps for a home for soldiers' and sail
ors' wives and mothers, and reoort whether
it wonld be wise to accept the offer. There
were four sites offered in different parts of
In the atternoon resolutions of condolence
on the death of Mrs. Lucy Webb Hayes
were adopted. The report of the Committee
on Pensions and Belief was adopted. Mrs.
Anna Wittenmeyer, of Philadelphia, was
SUTDT 1?V IslPK! In tvmaTTout Dis
diHRLLI iJAtirJ, patch, toil! tell
tamethlng of ttu eott cf eottnetia. and alto
antwer many of the corrcrpondtnH teha or
eonetonMy amag her odeice.
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