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BUTLF.iI PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1883
The Murraysville Riot
About noon of Monday of last week
the residents of Murraysville, We;-t
mc-reland county, who for some time
had Keen anticipating trouble between
the rival companies claiming the big
gas well near that town, saw a number
of strangers armed with rifles hanging
around the town. The men were not
exactly a rough-looking lot, for they
were "not in the garb of ordinary
laborers. Albert Bowser, a country
constable for Irwin station, was in
charge of the party, numbering 22 in ail,
and whom it shortly developed were a
posse of men in the employ of Weston
& Co. There was no disorder or dis
turbance in the place during the time
the men were in the town proper
About two o'clock in the afternoon
the party left by twos and threes and
moved off toward the south end of
town in the direction of the gas wells.
It was precisely 2:30 when Bowser and
his men appeared on the edge of the
disputed property and advanced to a
point within 15 feet of the gas well.
At this point a large board pile, low
and long, interfered with their progress.
The Weston party was about to scatter,
and surround the well, where a number
of the Penn Fuel Company's men were
on guard, when Mr. Obadiah M. Hay
maker, one of the original owners of the
territory and a stockholder in the Fuel
Company, leaped upon the board pile
and warned the intruders to stop where
they were, and go no farther under
penalty of the law.
This warning, instead of having a
pacific effect, only roused the anger of
Bowser, the leader of the Weston gang,
and he rushed at Mr. Haymaker with
a musket in his hands to which was
affixed a bayonet. Mr. Haymaker, in
stead of retreating, stood his ground,
though unarmed, and as Bowser came
upon him again repeated the words of
warning. Instead of heeding them
Bowser placed his weapon at a "charge
bayonets," and before Haymaker could
offer any resistance the bayonet was
plunged into him and he was borne to
the earth. Before he could rise he was
stabbed twice in the vitals with the
weapon, after which he was shot in the
As Bowser made his attack upon Mr
Haymaker, the Penn Fuel Company
men at the well, who it is claimed were
unarmed, frenzied with terror broke
and ran from the ground. As they
were retreating Bowser and a couple
of his men who had gathered around
on the first attack on Mr. Haymaker,
left their fallen victim, while the form
er yelled to his posse : "Shoot
down, shoot them down." His orders
were implicitly obeyed by the menials
in his service.
Five or six volleys from tbe repeat
ing rifles of the attacking party were
sent after their fleeing opponents, in
one instance with perhaps fatal effect.
Three men were wounded. The at
tacking party did not escape injury.
As the Penn Fuel men fled from the
well one of them, who had a broken
pick handle in his hand, hurled it with
terrible force and effect into the face of
one of bis pursuers. The man dropped
in his tracks like a log, and was picked
up insensible with his skull crushed in
He was removed to a place of safety
and a physician summoned, but at
midnighthe had not regained conscious
ness, and was raving in delirium The
attending physician states thai his re
covery is impossible. He is a stranger
aud his name is not known.
After the retreating party bad left
the disputed property unguarded the
Weston men took possession of it atul
at once began to make their claims to
possession good. From the board pile
where Mr. Haymaker had been killed,
they secured lumber for a barricade,
arid proceeded to build a stout barri
cade around the gas well. Entrenched
behind this they proceeded to hold all
comers at bay. The news of tbe affair
reached the village with the arrival of
the first of tbe fleeiuj Fuel Company's
men, and friends at onpe proceeded to
the place and removed tin; mutilated
body of Mr. Haymaker. The utmost
indignation was expressed; and for a
time it looked as if the entire male por
tion of the village would be involved
in the affair.
Word was at once sent to (Jreens
burg to Sheriff Kettering, who sent
sent Deputy Sheriffs B. F. Byers and
J C. Clarke and a Justice of the Peace
Ito Murraysville at once, and on tho
[ strength of the reports, p. jceeded M
I . ai. e-a posse of men to proceed with
him to Murraysville. Citizens of
(ireensburg were called upon and re
sponded promptly. The Sheriff arriv
ed at the scene of the trouble during
the evening with a party of -■> armed
deputies only to find the Weston party
iu possession of the property. He or
dered them to surrender* but they re
fused. He sent a second sui wooiia, but
this was disregarded, and up to au
early hour next morniDg the Weston
crowd, with their repeating rifles be
hind the barricade, held the fort. The
latter, numbered twenty-two men, tbe
majority of whom were from Irwin Sta
tion,though a portion were from (ireens
burg, and others from Pittsburgh and
At fiudnigut Uiat night the gas prop
erty in the vieinity of the wells re
sembled a gypsy camp. Five canvas
tents belonging to Pew, Emerson
Co., and occupied by their men, were
pitched a short distance from the wells.
One tent belonging to the Weston party
was pitched near the barric." le, though
it is claimed that the former party was
That night alter tho victorious party
had entered into possession of the
property, four of their number. Albert
Bowser their acknowledged leader, aud
three of his men named Sloan, Miller
and Mechling made their appearance
in Murrysville and were at once placed
under arrest. Though late the alleged
culprits were taken to the house of
Henry Ramaley, where tuey had an
examination aud Waived a hearing,
giving bail for their appearance ut
court. The scene at the house of .Mr.
Itamaley was an exciting one. The
entire male portion of the village
svarrmd aronnd the doors clamoring
fur admittance and giving vent to their
. eut up indignation in threats against
During the time the examination was
in progress a coroner's jury had been
empanneled, and viewed the remains of
.Mr. Haymaker. It was deemed advis
able to hold a post mortem examina
tion, and to thisend, to allow the physi
cians an opportunity to discover the
cause of deaib. Mr.'O. M. Haymaker
was the original le-see of the gas terri
tory He was one of the stockholders
in the Pew and Emerson Company,
and was at the time of his death super
inteeding the operations and managing
the affairs of the company at Murrays
ville. He was widely known iu West
moreland county, especially in the
northern part. He leaves a wife and
Thursday was a great day for Mur
raysville. There was a calmer tone to
the prevailing excitement that mani
fested itself in the groups of men who
hung idly around the sunny corners of
the village stores, discussing the events
of the previous twenty-four hours.
There was no limit to the extent of de
nunciations visited upon the heads of
the Weston party. While the men
denounced them on the streets, their
wives cut across back lots and, with
eyes red from weeping, from fright and
sorrow for Obediah Haymaker's poor
wife, held quiet talks on the all-prevail
ing topic. Down at the well, where
gas leaped and roared as it sprung
into flame a hundred feet high, the tents
of the rival gang still stood, white but
Out the broad turnpike, at the top of
a small hill just east of town, iu front
of a little red brick house that stood
back from the road, several horses and
buggies remained hitched during the
morning. People were coining and
going constantly, for inside lay the mu
tilated body of Obediah M. Haymaker,
the victim of the Weston posse. His
wife was terribly prostrated, tor her
husband died iu her arms without hav
ing recognized her.
Doctors Cromley, I'ugh and Service
made a post mortem examination,
which was concluded about noon, and
the iuquefct began at 1 o'clock, at the
home of Mr Dufiield, 'Squire James
Steel conducting it.
THE STORY OF EYE WITNESSES.
James King, the first witness, told
about the arrival of Weston's party,
but he did not see their first trouble.
They took possession of the derrick,
and then began to carry off boards
from a pile near by to barricade the
derrick. Mr. Duffleld had directed Mr.
Haymaker not to allow this to be done,
and" he accordingly stepped onthepile
and told Bowser to desist. Henry
liamalay was with the Weston party,
and first gave the order to fire. Abe
Bowser, who was standing near the
board pile, jerked a gun from the
bauds of young Holmes and sprang
c.n the board pile. He began prod-1
ding Haymaker with the bayonet, the
latter only trying to ward off the
blows. Each time Bowser seemed to
haw hard work to pull the bayonet
out of Haymaker's stomach. He then
stepped back and put the gun to his
shoulder, poiutiug at Haymaker, and
yelled to his men to fire. There were
four or fivo shots. Haymaker reeled
back and was helped up to the fence.
F. 11. Taylor was standing within a
few paces of Haymaker on the board
pile. He saw Bowser seize the gun
and run the bayonet into Mr. Hay
maker several times; then be stepped
back aud f.rcd at some one—l think at
Haymaker. I have no doubt but that
each bayonet thrust penetrated Hay
maker's stomach. Henry liamalay was
the first one to give the order to fire,
and then Bowser yelled, "Fire!" Af
ter Haymaker reeled back, Harry Tay
lor caught him in his arms, and he
was helped back until he sank down
by the fence. The witness did not hear
an v of the Penn Fuel men offering any
insults to tbe other party.
D.N. M lligan told a story that coin
cided with tbe above in the main points.
He wa« positive that Haymaker made
no attempt to strike Bowser, but had
only tried to ward off his bayonet
The physicians who had made the
post mortem examination, through Dr.
I'ugh, gave the result of their investi
gation. They found eleven
the body of Mr. Haymaker. Three of
them were from bayonet thrusts in the
stomach and abdomen, either one of
which would have been sufficient to
eause death. The one wound that
caused death so suddenly was a bayo
net thrust in the lower part of the abdo
men, to tbe right of the median line.
There was a gunshot wound also be
tween the ninth and tenth ribs, on thu
right side. This also would have caused
d;.atu. 'I he above, with the addition
of another bullet wound, were all pene
trating would. There were, besides, a
number of smaller wounds.
After hearing tbe above evidence the
jury retired, and after about an hour's
deliberation, returned with the follow
We (:nd that O. M. Haymaker came
to his death by wounds inflicted with
a Spencer rifle, with bayonet fixed in
the bauds of one Abe Bowser, of which
mortal wounds the aforesaid O M.
Haymaker died in about one hour af
j terwards. So the said Abe Bowser
feloniously killed and murdered the said
O. M. Haymaker against the peace and
dignity oi the Commonwealth of Peuu
! cylvania ; and the jlirors further say
that Henry liamaley and others were
feloniously present at the time of the
murder, comforting, abetting and aid
ing the said Abe Bowser to do and
commit the felony and murder afore
Henry Bamaley, who figures in the
above verdict as an accessory to the
killing of Haymaker, iy a resident of
Murraysville and the owner of the gas
territory. He has been opposed to the
Haymaker brothers on account of a
business transaction involving certain
rights and iutereats in the property in
question, lie has been friendly to the
W eston people ever since they entered
the field in competition with the Penn
Fuel Company. There is a very bitter
feeling against him from his connection
with the bloody affair, and his action
in ordering the armed posse to fire on
the unarmed Haymaker party.
The condition of the wounded on
Tuesday was somewhat improved.
William Lytle who was shot through
the hips by a minnie ball, is doing well
but is not out of danger. J. T. lla>,
who received a scalp wouud, supposed
to be from a bullet, is improving. Mr.
Watt, the mail carrier, who received a
flesh wound in the side, is able to be
around. Al. Hefner, the only one of
the Weston party hurt, who had his
skull fractured by a blow from a pick
handle, is in a serious condition and
not out of danger.
Harry Taylor, the young man into
whose arms Obidiah Haymaker fell
when wounded by Ab. Bowser, tells
the following graphic story : "When
Haymaker was attacked by Bowser he
did nothing but try to ward off
the blows of the bayonet. I yelled
to Bowser to stop, for I saw blood
on the bayonet. When he fired
Haymaker reeled into my arms. I
said, 'Obi, you're dying.' 'No, I ain't
as bad hurt as you think,'he answered.
I started to help him off the place,
when Hefner rushed up, drew his re
volver and fired square at Haymaker.
He then aimed at me, but his revolver
missed fire, lie aimed again, and as
he raised the weapon I struck him on
the head with an ax handle while I
held Haymaker up with my right arm.
Hefner dropped in his tracks and laid
there. When I got Haymaker to the
fence I saw be was dying. He grasp
ed my hand tightly and said: 'Oh
Harry, I am going.' That was the
last words he spoke, though he lived
for 20 minutes after."
On Tuesday morning Abe. Bowser
was interviewed by a reporter in the
shanty in which he was confined by
the Sheriff of Westmoreland county at
Murraysville. In answer to the ques
tion, "Mr. Bowser, do you really un
derstand just how a serious a position
iu whicb you have placed yourself?"
He replied, "I was instructed by Wes
ton and Johnston to come up here and
gain possession of their property and
not only get possession but retain it.
In obedience to that order I came, and
gladly too, for there has been on old
score between this Haymaker and my->
self that I wished settled and I am
glad to say it is settled. He is a stiff
and I live. I warned him to leave the
grounds and that pile of lumber, which
be refused to do. I then went up to
force him to leave, and when near him
he struck me with a pick handle upon
the head and neck. I grabbed a
musket that some one pushed at me,
and struck him three or four times, but
I did not shoot. I heard a shot fired
and saw Haymaker double up as if hit
in the stomach. 1 hear that the ball
did not kill him. If it did not theu it
was me that killed him, and I did
right. 1 offered to fight him for SIOO
t a Bide, and he declined, and I then
made up my mind to either drive him
from the ground or kill him. 1 did
both, aud 1 am here to-night charged
with murder. It is not the first time
that charge has been made against me.
Am I not afraid of being hung - /' No,
sir. I killed Haymaker because he
would have killed me under the circum
stances, and I know it. I said he or I
would die and he has died Good
night, I must get aouie sleep iu order
to go 10 Lrreensburg in the morning.
I suppose tb ?y will keep me iu jail
awhile, but dou't fret for me. I shall
get out." And here Mr. Bowser
laughed, and rolling himself up iu a
blanket, terminated the interview.
The news of the riot occasioned a
good deal of excitement iu Pittsburgh.
At the office of the Penn Fuel (las
Company, in the McCliutoek building, .
yrape was hanging in front of the door, j
Mr. Pew was in consultation with C.
C. Dickey, Esq., his attorney, for sev
eral hours, after which the latter said
that the company claimed a legal title
to the disputed land, and they were de
termined to establish the claim through
the courts. Several of the officers of
the company left for Murraysville dur
ing the afternoon to arrange for the
funeral of Mr. Haymaker. Colonel
Archibald Bluke'ey, Weston's legal ad
viser uud a member of the syndicate,
was confined iu bed at the St. James
Hotel suffering from a sprained ankle.
He returned from the scene of the riot
on Monday night He declined to
make a statement and said that the ut
terances attributed to him in several of
tbe city papers are all bosh.
Before midnight of Tuesday the fol
lowing members of the attacking party
weye in tail iu (ireensburg: A. M.
Bowser, of Irwin, charged with murder;
Milton Weston, of Chicago ; William
Johnston and William Sloan, Pitts
burgh; W. F. Miller, Amos Kiehl,
John ilirsh, Cyrus McQuaid and Henry
Ernest, (ireensburg; William Long,
Sherman Kelso, Frank Ij. MeQnrc,
Pittsburgh, and Henry Hemakey, of
Murrysvilla, charged with aggravated
iiot. I>r. J. Crawford, of (ireensburg,
was arrested on a like charge late this
afternoon. Bowser is a man well
known throughout the county for dar
ing and courage, and, although an offi
cer of the law, is not noted for always
obeying its mandates.
A dead open and shut on the
—lt is easier to awaken an echo
than to put teething twins to sleep.
—ln some parts of Kentucky water
is used for drinking purposes.
—The University boys now include
foot ball in their eurrikickulum.
Another leap year is frowning
savagely down on. batchejordoui.
—The Kev. Mr. Henn is preaching
Georgia. He is probably a lay
—An Indianapolis man muzzled his
wife with a base ball mask. She
couldn't bite, but her tongue could, as
he found out to his sorrow.
Libel in the Pulpit.
The Christian preacher who can con
tent himself with denouncing sin in the
abstract has nothing to fear from the
most sensitive pew-owner. He may
evea show up aud rebuke in the hardest
terms the transgressions of the ancient
Jews, Amalekites, or Philistines, of the
Popes (if he is preaching to a Protest
ant Congregation) or of Martin Luther
aud Ilenrv the Eighth (if he is preach
ing to a Roman Catholic one) with
perfect safety. The sinners iu the
pews iu front of him rather like it than
otherwise, and the fiercer and more
eloquent he waxes in his denunciation
the better thcv are pleased. It is, as
the phrase goes, "as good as a play"
to them. Their emotions are agreeably
titillated, as at the play-house, and
they have the same comfortable sense
of the unreality of what is going on for
their temporary entertainment on the
stage—we mean, of course, in the
pulpit. What's Hecuba (the ancient
Jews, Amalekites, Philistines, Popes,
or Reformers aforesaid) to them ; what
hare they to do with the matter except
to enjoy their talented pastor's oratory
and to tell each other afterward what a
tine sermon it was.
But when the preacher ventures out
of abstractions and ancient history,
when he comes down from the past to
the present and rudely thrusts the pro
hibitions of the Decalogue and the
Gospel under the nose of the flesh and
blood sinner sitting in front of him, and
say, as Nathan said to David, "Thou
art the man," that is a very different
affair. The average sinner of these
days is not a David, and doesn't take
kindly to this sort of personal admoni
tion. In two recent instances he has
hauled up the plain-spoken prophet for
A Congregational minister at Hebron
in Connecticut startled his hearers one
Sunday by denouncing from the pulpit
one of the leading citizens of the town
and pillars of the parish as a polyga
mist. He did not "name names" as
Mr. Speaker does sometimes: It wasn't
necessary. Everybody in the meeting
house knew who was meant—no one
better than the pillar in question. The
minister's statements of what he be
lieved to be the facts were more than
damaging—it was damning. He spoke
of the lawful but divorced wife sitting
in one pew and the unlawful wife with
the adulterous husband in another, and
he expressed his sentiments on the sub
ject in very intelligible and vigorous
English. The aggrieved parishioner
blustered and went to his lawyers and
there was the promise of an unusually
interesting lawsuit. But the latest
news from Hebron is that, upon further
reflection, he has decided not to bring
his grievances into court.
The other case differs from the
Hebron one in this respect, that the
person denounced from the pulpit was
not at the time, as far as appears, a
member of the parish. Oberlin, ia the
State of Ohio, is, as most of our readers
know, the seat of a college which re
ceives black students as well as white,
girls as well as boys, and subjects them
to a pretty rigorous discipline. A good
many of the old Puritan notions and
manners survive at Oberlin. Church
going is obligatory under penalty of
loss of social status ; tobacco is frown
ed upon; lager beer (and of course all
stronger drink} is an abomination. In
the "crusade" times a prominent drug
gist of the place signed an agreement
not to sell liquor in his store. The few
lager beer sellers also signed the agree
ment, They kept their word,, but the
druggist, it is affirmed by the temper
ance people of Oberlin, has broken faith
with them by nominally turning over
his store to a young 1 man from out of
town, who is really his partner or em
jiloye, and who sells liquor to such
customers as desire it and can pay for
As soon as it was found out that
liquor was being sold again, Oberlin
tried to 'open the eyes of the young
man from out of town to the error of
his ways. Committees of business
men and praying women labored with
him unsuccessfully, lie turned a deaf
ear to their expostulations, and there is
testimony to the faot that on more thaj
one occasion he shocked these visitors
by the use of profane language, even
going so far as to call one excellent
Christian lady a " fool." When
Rev. James Brand, pastor of the First
Congregational church of Oberlin, call
ed upon him on the same errand, this
stiff-necked druggist not only refused to
discuss the question of the sale of in
toxicants in drug stores with his vis
itor, but, when the latter persisted,
turned his back on him and began
whistling. Then the Rev. .James
Brand went into his pulpit and de
nouncedjthe druggist as an unprincipled
person, a user of indecent and profane
expressions and a corrupter of youth ;
and predicted for him very unpleasant
experiences in tho next world. The
druggist promptly brought his suit for
libel; the ease was tried at Cleveland ;
able lawyers harangued the jury, and
the jury—disagreed. One of the mem
bers told a Cleveland reporter that they
had stood nine for the druggist to threa
I for the preacher.
As a general rule, it is neither
prudent nor charitable for a preacher,
entrenched iu his pulpit, to single out
an individual sinner for personal rebuke
and denunciation. But there are sin
j ners and sinners, and circumstances
a'ter eases. The parson should be per
fectly sure he is right before going
ahead, and it will be well for him to
I take the advice of judicious frieuds.
But once satisfied that he is right, he
has no choice as a conscientious man
' and minister but to go ahead.
—"\ly dear," said a wife to her rich
but illiterate husband, "1 want five
| hundred dollars." "What fur?" he in
quired. "Seal skin fur," she said, and
she got it.
- During 1882 a Philadelphia whole
! sale clothier, of national repute, gave
up $"200,000 for advertising purposes;
but it made sl,ooo,oUftfor him in trade,
and he still thinks well of the news
papers and they of him.
The beaus and belies of Prospect, as
sisted by several couples from Mechan
icsburg and Centreville, had a social
hop at the Prospect House lately. A
splendid time and good dancing were
the results. Albert brothers furnished
excellent music for the occasion.
—A. W. Henshaw, our geDerous
shoemaker, who is known as one of the
best manipulators of leather in this
section, is making what he thinks will
be the best rifle iu town. A. W., can't
do it for it will shoot out of the patch
—J. W. Heyl is again able to be on
the street. He has been bedfast since
—E. R. Lenbben, who has been un
well for some time, is now not able to
be out-doors. Something like fever.
—Our teachers that attended the
County Institute, say it was the
they ever attended. The untiring ef
forts of the Superintenent and the
hearty co-operation of teachers and in
structors made it so.
—Jas. Barr has returned from the
city where he was purchasing his win
ter stock of goods, and those that are
in need of anything in his line will do
well to give him a call.
—Alvey Riddle, who was working
at Beaver Falls, in the ax-haudle fac
tory, is home again looking well.
—J. W. Shaffer and Jas. McGowen
made a visit to the cities last week to
transact some business.
—Dr. Barber, late of Prospect, has
moved to Middletown. Success follow
—Samuel McCullough and Joseph
Moore are quite ill at present.
—W. L. Albert has purchased John
Stamm's interest in McCalPs saw mill.
—C. P. Johnston, merchant tailor,
works longer than any other man in
town. Not so lon<j from this on.
—The boyß all say that Sam did
first rate. Don't fool yourselves on
—Milo's explanation of "sun fast"
and "sun slow," and of the incorrect
ness of time as designated by a noon
mark, no doubt proved a stunner to
those who have regulated their clocks
for the past decade by a north and
south line. Right, Milo, pile into
—lf you want butchering done call
on Weigle it McUeary.
No room for "dandies" and "dudes"
in Prospect RESPECT.
—Cats are now fashionable pets.
—There is always ha'r money in
the barber shop.
—A nod thing in bonnets--A sleep
ing beauty in church.
—"Put me in my little bed," sang
the rivulet that was lost.
—A thing that no family should be
without—A marriage certificate.
—A San Francisco policeman prov
ed in Court that nobody had ever seen
lt is doubtless owing to our being
made of clay that we are so easily
—The individual who builds castle 9
in the air can justly be charged with
having windy views.
—lt is only the man with a pocket
ful of tocks who can afford to throw
—Jewelers declare that the inquiry
for engagement rings was never so
—Grand thoughts come from the
heart, and sometimes from the brain ;
bad thoughts come from the stomach.
—A Kentucky girl refused an offer
of marriage on the ground that her
father couldn't support any larger
—"When the Angels Call Me
Home" is a ballad recently published
by a young man. Those who have
heard it say he can't be called uuy too
—"How's business?" asked a spirit
ualist of the car conductor. "Quite
fair," replied the bell puncher. "And
how is it with you?" "Medium, as
—"Got on your husband's cravat,
haven't you?" asked a neighbor of Mrs.
Bilkins. "Yes," replied Mrs. B , sadly,
"it's the only tie there is between us
—The way they do business in the
West is illustrated by the following
notice, pinned on a lawyer's door:
"Gone to bury wife. Back in thirty
—Mr. I. U- Minnick, Bedford, Fa.,
says: "I received great benefit from
using Brown's Iron Bitters for luart
burn and dyspepsia."
—Women who are making eo much
noise about tight lacing practiced the
habit themselves until they got so
stout they couldn't.
—One of the inconsistencies of hu
man nature is that a man may be dis
gusted with all the world and yet con
sider himself a pretty nice sort of a fel
—When a mm kicks a can of nitro
glycerine he gets a large atnouut of in
formation, but so suddenly that it docs
him no good.
—Florida hotel keepers are arrang
ing for 100,000 guests the coming
winter, and they will get them. Flor
ida has the Quest winter climate in the
—lt is said that "Satan is ever
watching to find us unemployed." The
gentleman referred to never watches
newspaper men. It would be a waste
of valuable time.
—"l'd like to give you apiece of my
mind, Mrs. Smiggs." "I wouldu't
talk of impossibilities, Mr. Smigga.
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