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RIOT RUNS RAMPANT
A Bloody Battlo Botwoon Mill
Hands and Pinkertons.
TIIK riNKKKTON 31 EN SURRENDER
Between Twenty and Tnlrty Men
Killed and Wounded -The Pink
ertons Attempt to Land but
are Three Times Re
pulsed. I'ittabur had another experience
with labor riots, and this time, as
during the fearful scenes which
were witnessed during the riots of
1877, blood has been shed, life
jeopardized and valuable property
placed in danger. This time there
was no destruction of property, but
the mob was thoroughly well orga
nized, well disciplined and had suf
ficient oflicers at its head to conduct
operations. The force embraced all
the men employed in the extensive
plants of the Carnegie Iron and
Steel company at Homestead, eight
miles east of Pittsburg, and the bat
tle, which for bloodthirstiness and
boldness of execution has not been
excelled in actual warfare, raged
from 4 o'clock in the morning until
5 o'clock in the afternoon, and only
ceased when the force of Pinkertons
brought to the place to suppress the
strike unconditionally surrendered'
leaving their arms in the barges in
which they had been transported to
Events Leading up to the Riot.
The riot to-day was the culmina
tion of the trouble which has been
brewing at Homstead for the past
month. The Carnegie company
'submitted a scale which was to gov
ern the workmen in the steel plants
and announced that it was their ul
timatum. The scale made a sweep
ingreduction in the wages of skilled
men, and it was officially announced
that unless its terms were complied
with before July 1 the places of the
workmen would be filled by others.
This was followed by a peremptory'
refusal on the part of the company
to recognize the amalgamated asso
ciation. The men announced their
determination to resist any effort on
the part of Carnegie to run the plant
with nonunion men. Trouble was
precipitated by the workmen at
Homestead hailing II. C. Frick,
president of the company', in eflig',
and in retaliation the company or
dered the immediate shut down of
the big works.
Both Sides in Earnest.
The employ'es at once proceeded
to organize for the defense and the
company erected a high board fence
around the entire works, giving
them the appearance of an immense
stockade, the sides being pierced
with port holes. Yesterday the Car
negie company announced its inten
tion to proceed to get ready to make
repairs, and the officials asked the
sheriff to appoint deputies to pro
tect the property. The sheriff sent
a email squad of men up to the
works, but the strikers assembled
in force and notified them to get
out of town; that no disorder was
intended and no damage would be
done to property'. They even offered
to be sworn in as deputies and give
bonds for the faithful performance
of their duties as conservators of the
peace. When the offer was declined
the advisory committee which had
been directing the action of the
workmen and held the turbulent
spirits among the workmen in
check was immediately dissolved
and all records of the committee
Plans of the Manaeer Frustrated.
The developments of to-day
showed that the applications made
for the assistance of the sheriff
were merely for the purpose of
covering what was intended to be a
coup de main on the part of the
Carnegie company in clandestinely
introducing a body of Pinkerton
guards into the mill enclosure.
These men had been rendezvoused
some five or six miles below the
city on the Ohio river, at which
point two model barges had been
prepared for them. - The barges
were filled up with bunks, cooking
arrangements and other accommo
dations, and, as an extra precaution,
as if in preparation for the siege to
which they were subjected to-day,
were lined with heavy steel plates
on the inside, while the whole back
of the deck was protected in a simi
lar manner. It was the intention
that the men should reach the
work? at 3 o'clock this morning, but
the strikers on duty along the river
got word of the threatened invasion
of the hated Pinkerton men and
prepared to receive them. The
barges were towed up the river by
a towboat, but long before the Pin
kerton men reached Homestead
thousands of strikers were gathered
the banks of the river,
ready to give them a warm
welcome. When the boats attempted
to land the workmen broke through
the fence surrounding the mill, en
trenching themselves behind piles
of steel, and prepared to resist the
Dy 4 o'clock in the morning an ef
fort was made to land the detect
ives, but the strikers met them and
a fierce battle was precipitated.both
sides exchanging heavy volleys of
shot. The Pinkertons were all
armed with Winchester rifles, but
at the point where the attempt to
land was made there was a steep
embankment and th?y were com
pelled to go in single file and were
soon driven back to the boats by
the steady lire from the shore. The
noise of the battle spread about the
borough like wildfire and thous
ands of men, women and children
thronged the river bank to witness
the fight in progress. The Pinker
ton men were determined to land
and they poured volley after volley
into the ranks of the strikers, many
of whom were stricken down by
bullets some fatally injured and
others killed outright. As the bat
tle progressed the strikers took up
a position behind a breastwork
hastily constructed of steel rails
and billets, and from this place of
safe refuge were able to pick off the
guards as soon as the appeared on
the decks of the boats.
Created Terrible Excitement.
In the meantime Captain Hind
and Lieutenant Kline of the Pinker
tons, were disabled and the fire be
came so fierce that the crew of the
towboat hastily cut loose from the
barges and steamed up the river,
carrying as many wounded as they
could reach to IJraddock, from
which point they were sent to hos
pitals at Pittsburg. The strikers'
wounded were carried to their
homes at Homestead, the dead be
ing carried to undertaking estab
lishments in the town.
The news of the riot reached Pitts
burg as early as ( o'clock in the
morning, and thousands of mill
workers now idle congregated in
the streets, while hundreds of others
armed with guns and revolvers and
well supplied with amunition, took
up the march to reinforce the strik
ers. As soon as day broke the strikers
secured a small brass ten-pound
cannon and planted it within the
steel billet embrazure, so as to com
mand the barges. At the same
time more than a thousand men
took up a position on the opposite
side of the river and also planted a
cannon, which they protected with
a breastwork of railroad ties.
Shortly before 9 o'clock the cannons
were turned on the boats and for
several hours an awful bombard
ment was kept up. The boat was
splintered, but the heavy steel
plates on the inside prevented the
balls from penetrating the interior.
Many of the strikers, however, are
expert marksmen and they sent
shot after shot into the portholes of
the boat, and inflicted terrible in
jury to the imprisoned men. ,
A complete list of the killed and
wounded could not be obtained at
midnight last night. As far as as
certained, eleven workmen and nine
detectives were killed and eighteen
workmen and twenty-one detectives
"Fats vs. Leans" to-morrow after
noon at the ball park, at 3:30.
I will be at the meat market on
payday to settle up all accounts
due the late firm of Sampson Bros.,
and would like to see all who owe
us for meat on that day or the day
after. Tiros. Sampson.
Fok Sale ok Trade A -desirable
lot in Plattsmouth. Will sell for
cash or will take a good buggy
horse and horses in exchange
For particulars call on or address
tins otlice. it
Colorado's Cool Retreats.
During the "tourist season" from
June until September the Burling
ton route' has on sale round trip
tickets, at very reduced rates, to the
principal resorts ot Colorado.
To Denver, Colorado Springs,
Manitou, Pueblo and Fstes park
(the most attractive spot in the
whole state) particularly low rates
are in force.
Tulv and August are the best
months in which to visit Colorado's
unrivalled resorts, to all of which
the IJurlington, with its connec
tions, offers unequalled service.
The local agent will be glad to
give you any desired intormation.
T. H. Pollock, Agent.
Go to F. A. Kickerson for good,
F. A. Rickerson, on Main street
will be glad to furnish you with
candies, pop corn, lemonade, etc.
Allow me to add my tribute to the
efficacy of Ely's Cream Balm. I was
suffering from a severe attack of in
fluenza and catarrh and was induced
to try your remedy. The result was
marvelous. I could hardly articu
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hours the - tarrhal symptoms and
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Grand Opera with voice unimpared.
I strongly recommend it to all sing
ers. Wm. II. Hamilton, leading
basso of the C. D. Hess Grand Opera
F. S. White was in Omaha on offi
cial business to-day.
C. A. Miller went up to Omaha
this morning on No. 5.
J. C. Fisher, formerly of this city,
was in the city last evening.
Mrs. George Prentiss was an
Omaha passenger this morning.
S..P. Vanatta departed this morn
ingjor Denver on a business trip.
Will Sage and Clarence Robine
left this morning for Ashland to
take treatment for the liquor habit
Mrs. S.J. Chilberg and daughter
of Cambridge, 111., are in the city,
the guests of N. G. Chilberg and
Miss Laura Russell departed for
her home in Weeping Water this
morning, accompanied by Miss
Grace Russell of Villisca.
To-morrow at 3:30.
To-morrow afternoon the Fats and
the Leans will meet on the diamond
and furnish amusement for all those
who will attend. W. II. Deering
will lead the Leans and Ed Oliver
will have charge of the Fats. Re
member the game is called at 3:30
and is for the benefit of the base ball
boys. Turn out every one and give
the boys a big benefit. Following
are the positions of both clubs:
FATS. POSITION. LEANS.
Kox c Streitfht
Oliver p .Dickson
Hrekentield ll 'Windham
Wetier 2b ......Deeritin
McEntee al i... Griffith
I'oisall and Murphy. ss.,Dovey and Gerinjc
CushitiK If Morgan
Weckbach cf Murphy
Fitzgerald rf Herrmann
Sherman sub Humphrey
Clark t sul Hurton
Patterson sub L'nruh
Fats vs. Leans to-morrow at the
ball park, for the benefit of the base
The replevin suit of Vandeventer
vs. Stull is being tried this after
noon before Judge Ramsey in
James Winn was taken before
Judge Archer last evening and fined
$10 for the part he played in a
scraping affair Saturday night.
Mike O'Brien was arrested last
night on the charge of drunkenness
and this morning Judge Archer
sentenced him to work out his fine
on the streets.
The Nebraska association of
trotting horse breeders will hold
their seventh annual meeting at
Linden Tree park, Beatrice, August
The Fourth of July committee
failed to get a meeting last night.
They will meet to-night to settle all
bills contracted, and all bills must
be presented to-day in order to re
ceive prompt attention.
The social given at the high
school last evening by the Alumni
association was the event of the
season. A large crowd were pres
ent and enjoyed themselves by
dancing, singing etc. Ice cream
and cake were served.
M. D. Polk says that if the Journal
does not retract what it said about
him he will take the matter into
court. As yet The Herald has
seen no signs of retraction. On the
other hand the article was printed
in their weekly this- week.
The directors of the state league
held a meeting at Kearney and de
cided to continue the season with
three teams. A new schedule will
go into effect the first of the week.
It is claimed under the new arrange
ments the league can run at a good
deal less expense than heretofore.
The Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy Railroad company yester
day secured a temporary injunction
from Judge Chapman restraining
Nebraska City and the board of ed
ucation from levying taxes on their
bridge at that city. The company
claims that inasmuch as the prop
erty is in the channel of the Mis
souri it is not taxable for citj and
school purposes, not being prop
erty in the city limits. The case will
be argued in this city before Judge
Chapman on J uly 20th.
Eastern Cities and Pleasure Resorts,
are best reached by the Burlington
The improved train service now
in effect brings Omaha within 40
hours, and Denver within 53 hours,
of New York, Boston or Philadel
phia. The numerous conventions
to be held in New York, Saratoga,
Detroit and other eastern cities dur
ing the coming summer to which
reduced rates will apply offer
splendid opportunities of visiting
the east at an almost nominal cost.
The local agent of the B. & M. R.
R. will be glad to give you further
For SALE At a . bargain two
acres of land within the corpora
tion. Apply to
R. B. Windham.
Don't Tebacco Spit Your Life
Is the startling, truthful title of a
little book just received, telling " all
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harmless, economical, guaranteed
cure for the tobacco habit in every
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Affidavits Accompany This Story.
Mr. John Ohler and partner were fish
ing with their large net on the beach
five miles below Pablo when they saw
an immense dark object about 100 feet
ahead come slowly out of the ocean and
walk leisurely up on the beach.
They at once started to capture the
monster, which proved to be a turtle,
the like of which was new seen on the
beach before. It measured 7 . feet 6
inches in length and 2 feet 10. inches
across the back. It had a beautiful
black color on the back. The belly is
spotted like a rattlesnake, and it will
weigh at least 800 pounds. The monster
was hauled up by Mr. Dutton's team,
and can be seen at the Arcade.
This no fish story, as will be seen by
the following affidavits:
"We, the undersigned citizens of
Pablo, do certify that the above account
of the capture of the said turtle, or
whatever it may be, is true. H. M.
Shockley, Charles Overt, John Ohler,
Joseph Seither, R. B. McKinnick, F. X.
Philippe, Walter H. Seeds.
"Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 29th day of April, 1892.
"J. E. Dickerson, Notary Public."
" The monster's flippers are three feet
in length, and resemble the wings of a
large bird. Cor. Florida Times-Union.
Slavery tn the Pacific.
That slavery 6till exists in the Pacific
is evidenced by the fact that the steamer
Moneserrat is fitting out for a blackbird
cruise, and will sail shortly for G-ilbert
island, whence it will carry a hold full
of natives to work on the Guatemala
All this is to be done under the guise
of an equitable contract.
Last September the brig Tahite, load
ed with 100 Gilbert islanders, and noto
riously a slaver, was blown off its course
and put in at Duke's bay. Learning that
it was likely to be seized, its captain
put hurriedly to sea and the next that
was heard of it was when sighted bot
tom up off the coast, all its crew and
cargo having perished. The same have
planned the Moneserrat's slaving cruise,
hoping to recoup themselves.
There will be no difficulty in getting
a cargo, as agents at the island are now
at work inducing the natives to sign
contracts. Washington Star.
Joe Klein, the Popular Clothier,
Distributes Prizes in the
Postal Card Contest.
The following prizes were given iu the
postal card contest:
First prize, a nice spring suit, L. R.
Sawyer, South Bend, 7,G96 words.
Second prize, a leather satchel, II. C.
Schmidt, Plattsmouth, 6,0S7 words.
Third prize, two nice shirts, C. A. Kin
namon, Plattsmouth, 5,C6C words.
Look out lor new ad.
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