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THE fPLACE FOR HIM.
Olgo Hoan wuz born upon a farm,
Hut form work didn't oj;roo
"With Jlljati Jk-nn. nu' no he R.-ildt
"Tills alu't no plaeJ fer mo."
Ho lived content while bo could play
Kz long cz bo could see.
But when they brought blm work, bo salai
1 This oln't no place fer me."
An' so ho lor tho f.vrm bobln'
An' run nwoy to sen;
'" Thero nln't no tatcritlicro to dig,
An' worli U shurcc," xcz bo.
Hut t'.iero they mudo htm scrub tho ilcclti
This wuz too much i oz he,
Kz bo ncnt Icapln' overboard:
"This ain't no placo fcr mo."
An' thrn bo Btnrlcd out nn' swum
Ulgbt through tho Mln' sen;
' Till fedi llko worli," bo soon allowed,
"This ain't no place frr me."
A merchant vcitiol plclad blm up,
An' In n bunli bo curled,
Until they dropped hint down upon
Tho other stdo tho world.
An' then them plgtnlled Chinamen
Bet blm to plcl'.ln' too,
llo wor'.tocl for half nti hour, an' said:
"This ain't no placo fer mo.
W'y. thti li Jest llho worli," bo cried.
An awful terror (inroad
Through all I1I1 ketuM. on ho foil
LIUo unu uho's dropped down dead.
Ho went Into n fever,
Pell to rnln' llho u Turk,
An' ho thought thot bo v;uz runntn'
All tlio tlmo nwny from work.
Onco bo dreamed thet ho ttuz worlc'n',
An' bo leaped up strong an' fruu.
An' let bis bed. nn' run an' shrieked:
'This ain't no place fer mo."
Ilo como back to America
To hunt for rest uu peace,
An' at lust hu got upp'tnted
With full pay on tho police.
An' hit tired soul It Ratified.
"Pto foun' ray place," sez he,
" At lait I got away from work,
This It the placo fcr me."
H. V. I'ois, In Vanltco Illado.
i7il. - ii i rt ivilr
"It is Lucy!" they hoard Iter Bay.
"You could not have painted tills if you
had not known hor. It is Luoy
With one Impnlsu thoy moved to the
spot where sho wan standing, and the
eliaplain saw that her na.se was fixed
on that htttdy of n head which Seaward
had shown him two or three days ago.
Her face had grown pale with intense
feeling; her clear eyes wero slowly fill
ing with tears.
"It Is like, oh, so lllco!" she said. "It
lias brought lier bnek to ine, and she
was my dearest friend. Only while sho
lived her face wan .sadder than this.
She did not look perfectly happy. till
the was dead."
"Dead!" tho word camo from Claud
They all turned and looked at him.
lie stood grasping tho back of n chair
"IT 13 LIKE, On, SO LIKE!"
and gazing at OHvo with an expression
that almost terrified her, it was to full
of hopeless misery.
"Where did shodlo?" he aslsed, bring
ing out ltis words In a strnngo, lioarso
voice. "How long ngo?"
"At Eastmeon, a little vlllago in
Hampshire, just after harvest last
This was Olive's answer, spoken in a
tremulous tone Her eyes seemed to
bo questioning Claud; an Instinct told
her that ho had been tho cause of that
mysterious grief which had shortened
As In a vision sho saw onco more the
little room, filled with tho glow of an
autumn btiusct, and tho jessamine Mow
ers. Once more sho beheld tho light on
Lucy's faco, and heard tho dying volco
speaking of forgiveness. .
"Forgive, If you would find peace," it
said. "Forgive if you would, havo your
wounds healed, and feel tho soft touch
of Christ's linger on your, sore heart,."
And then, as if that voice wero
prompting her, sho spoko quito calmly,
With her steadfast gaze btill fixed on
''Lucy had suffered great wrongs.
Sho did not toll mo what they wero;
but at tho last sho forgave them all.
Sho was very happy when bho died. I
never saw anyone who onjoyed such
Tho unhappy man who had listened
to these words turned suddenly away.
Ollvo had smitten him as Nathan smoto
David. For n few seconds there was
slloncc; then the door opened and bhut,
and thoy knew that Claud was gone.
"What docs this mean, Seaward?"
Adeline Villiers asked. Her face was
haughty; her tono cool nnd composed.
She was fronting Aylstono and looking
at him with gray eyes that seemed to
read his very heart.
A flush mounted to his bronzed fore
head, and ho glanced away, ashamed to
meet her 'searching gnzo. It was tho
chaplain wno answered tho difileult
question; and his voice, gentle and quiet
as over, soothed tho perturbed spirits
"Miss Villiors, you have now learned
a tiling that ought to havo been told
you long ago. Do not bo hard on Sea
ward; ho wanted you to know every
ihlnlr, but Claud refused to speak; Mrs.
J 'liters In&lbtcd on his silence. Lucy
Cromer, onco your grandmother's com
panion, was Claud's promised wife."
"And ho threw her over," said Ado
line, coolly, "because ho was afraid of
grandmother. Ho preferred to break
his hcurt (audi as It is!) rather than
loso an old woman's money. Mr. Syd
ney, I thank you sincerely for bringing
Miss Wlnileld hero to-day."
"I did not know that her coming
would lead to this dlsolosurov" he re
plied. "Hut I am glad that you know
the truth. Only I wish that It had not
been revealed in such a sudden way."
"1 am sorry," said Olive, softly. "It
witi so startling to find her face here!
And I never know Lucy's btory; she did
not blame anyone. Sho forgave all."
"The dying saint might forgive, but
the Hvlngslnncr cannot." Adeline spoko
In her old-spirited fashion. "Don't bo
sorry, Miss Winlleld; you have done me j
a very great kindness a shall hear
now that 1 have been tricked Into an en
gagement with my cousin Claud tho
man who has just gone out of the room.
When he was absent, and sad, and lan
guid as ho often was I set It down to
weak health, and not to a guilty con
science. My grandmother always had
a storo of excellent excuses ready; nnd
"Seaward craves your mercy, Ad
eline," Alystonc said, humbly. -
"1 was blinded," she went on. "I
thought, as people generally do think,
that it would all conn right by and by,
for him and for me. As If anything
could go well with a man who had been
utterly nnd hopelessly falbo!"
Again thero was a pause; and then
the ehnplaln turned to Ollvo, nnd said,
quietly, that they would go.
"Uood-by, Miss Winlleld," Adeline
said, kiudly. "Wo will meet here again
some time. I am very glad to have seen
you. Don't bo sorry, please, for what
has happened to-dny."
. Poor Olive, with old memories nnd
new feelings whirling in her brain,
wai glad to find herself outside tho
house. Mr. Sidney wisely forebore to
talk to her just then; but ho did not
part with her without speaking reas
suring words. She went through tho
shop, nnd up to her little room like one
in a dream. Her recent grief seemed to
be put far away in the background;
Lucy s story was more real to-day than
her own. Yet through all her confus
ing thoughts she was conscious of a
kind of tender compassion for Seaward
Aylstono, and a distinct remembrance
of his distressed look. It was always
hard, she mused, for n true person to
bo mixed up with falseness and deceit;
and he was surely true.
When tho two cousins wero left alone
in tho studio, Adeline's face underwent
u change. She softened u little, and
sat down quietly in a low chair by the
"Seaward," sho Bald, looking up at
him as ho stood leaning dejectedly
against the chimney piece, "if you
were to win that girl and cast her off I
should hate you. I hopo you will mar
ry her: I hope you will prove that base
ness docs not run In our blood."
"Sho must havo carried away a de
lightful impression of Claud and me,"
ho muttered, gloomily. "I daresay sho
will bo afraid ever to look at me
"You can rcmovo tho impression if
you take pains," Adeline replied. "And
of course Mr. Sidney will help you. I
lilce that man; ho has made a study of
humanity, nnd knows exactly how to
deal with it. If it had not been for
him I should not easily havo got a di
rect explanation to-day."
Seaward shifted his position nnd
"Claud must remember tho morning
when he brought Lucy Cromer hero for
mo to make a study of her," ho said.
"Grandmother had sent her out shop
ping, and they contrived to moot. Ilo
set tlie jessamine spray in her hair; It
was his favorite flower, and bo lilted
her to wear It. You see, Adeline, ho
counted on granny's real affection for
the girl, ho thought they might per
suadu her to forglvo them if thoy were
"She might havo forgiven them; It
was quite possible. I havo never onco
heard Lucy Cromer's name till to-day.
Granny has kept the booret with won
derful craft. Oo on, Seaward, and tell
me all that you know."
Seaward did tell her all that ho
know. And when ho had finished, sho
drew a long breath and roso from her
"I don't want to eco Claud nny more,"
sho said, qulotly. "If I remain with
granny, it must bo understood that ho
is not to come to tho house. As to
granny herself, I feci quito equal to
tho task of rednclng her to submission.
if you are not too much used up, Sea
ward, you may come and hear me an
nounco my intentions to her."
Hut Seaward weakly owned that ho
would rather not bo present at tho
scene, lie wanted to smoke a pipo in
peace, ami calm Ids mind. So Adeline
went off nlonoT
Mrs. Villiers wns indeed reduced to
submission that very evening. To do
tho old woman justico sho had sent
many an uneasy thought after Lucy
Cromer. And when Adellno described
tho nftornoon'a experiences, nnd told of
'Lucy's death, the shock was too great
for granny. She astonished Miss Vil
liers by bursting into tears, and losing
all her starch um buckram, so that
Adellno was really touched and soft
ened. "Never mind, grannj'," her grand
daughter bald. "You cannot restoro
Lucy to life; but you can carefully re
frain from meddling with other lives, iu
oi.o i,ovi:s. .
Winter days havo como at last; tho
plane-trees In tho old churchyard of tho
Savoy was stripped of leaven, the ash
showed only a lattice-work of bare
boughs; but tho grass was freshly
grout., and the ivy spread its beautiful
tapestry over tho hank thai sloped
sharply down to tho chapel walls. Tho
gray tower stood up against it grayer
sky, but the sunshine of a contented
mind lay warm on Ollvo's llfo.
It seemed to bo tho most natural
thing In the world for Seaward Ayl
stone to join her as they came out of
chapel on Sundays. They always"
talked to each other In a friendly fash
ion; yet on her sidu thero was n llttlo
reserve, on his n great deal of defer
ence. Ollvo was not a girl who wore
her heart upon her sleeve. It was a
very faithful heart, Its deep wounds
were even now scarcely healed, and
she carried it securely looked up in her
own bosom. As to Seuwurd, he had al
ways been rather a grave young man,
who had chosen to live his own llfo
nnd work hard at his profession. Hut
it had never been a seltlsli life, and tho
fame that he had won htid not been
gained at tho cost of bettor things.
Their talk about Lucy had brought
them nearer together than anything
olsu could have done. Her portrait
was hanging now on the wall of Olive's
little room, and its presence there gave
her a sense of quiet ebmpunlorishlp.
All was quiet in Olive's life now
thoughts, friendships, hopes, were all
of the most tranquil kind. The calm
that had first fallen on her spirit within
the chapel walls had never passed
away, the chaplain's volco still led
her "forth beside the waters of com
fort;" nnd day after day i.ho proved that
"Hotter tohivo o qulot Brief tbau a hurrying
Hotter the twUlght of tho dawn than tho noon
day burning brljbt."
One day Aaron Fenlnke came to see
her again. He had found work to do,
but the wages were small, and ho looked
sadly wan and wasted. Thero was no
need to tell hor that Michael was mar
ried; sho had seen tho announcement
of his marriage In the paper, and no
further tidings of him had ever reached
hcroar.i. Hut Aaron had watched op
portunities, and had even hung about
old Mr. Hatturshy's great house, at
Humpstead to find out how things went
"Why are you anxious to know?"
Olive asked. "I think It is Host to bejn
ignorance. Lot him ulono; we havo
nothing more to do with blm. Aaron."
"I want to see whether tho wicked
will always llourlsh like tho green bay
tree," he answered (trimly.
waiting for the time when ho will bo
withered up, root and brunch. Hasn't
he spoiled your life and mine?"
"So" hhe said; "It is our own fault
If our Jives are spoiled, not his. Wo are
fools, Aaron, it wo will not build a now
house because the old palace Is, a ruin.
Are we to waste our lime In sitting
among the fragments of shattered hopes
and mourning over them?"
"That Is just what I am doing every
day," replied Aaron.
"And that Is just what you must not
do. Aaron, why can't you leave off
brooding over your wrongs? Is your
heart so full of hate that there is no room
for love In It?"
He was silent, and she went on.
"Have you forgotten Jane? I hoar
that Kobert Steel is expected homo iu
the spring. Aaron, the most faithful
heart cannot wait and trust for ever If
no sign is given."
Ills gloomy face flushed, and a sudden
light gleamed In his eyes. The little
shaft had sped home at last.
"Instead' of waiting to see Michael
withered up root and branch a thlug
which never will come to pass, I hope
why not mako sum of one good thing
whilo it, may still bo had? Why not go
baok to the oljl village and revive the
old love? I wish, Aaron, that you could
get some work to do In tho country."
"I have never thought of trying," ho
said, struck by the Idea.
"It would be good for you to get out
of London. Promise me, Aaron, that
yon will write to youroliraoquuintanccs
iu Pctersfield. There may be some
thing for you to do."
"I will think of it, Olive." ho replied.
"Xo, don't think of it-do it. Some
how your thinking always ends in a
kind of melancholy dreaming. Writo to
.lane, and tell her that you want to
como back to the old shire!"
Ilo looked irresolute. She sprang up
and got pen, ink and paper.
"Thero," she said, dipping tlo pen In
tho ink, and putting it Into his hand.
"I will stand over you resolutely till
the letter Is written."
And sho laughed a soft, merry laugh
that seemed to como ringing back from
He had novor heard her laugh sinco
sho had como to London, and the sound
reculled their early days as nothlngolso
had ever dono. Once moro ho was a
shy lad, roaming through old raoadowB
with two happy girls. Once moro he
uu lookkd mnnsoLt'Tn.
seemed to brcotho that fresh, frco air
that has a wild poetry in it, nnd sings
to tho heart llkonswectsong. Thobcent
of tho fields, tho keen breath of morn
ing, tho porfumo of honoysueklo on tho
warm evonlng breeze, till this camo
back to him again.
Olive was right. Among tho old
downs ho might find his truo self again
and bo n happier man than ho could
ever havo been In London. Somo men
nro olwayu rustics at heart thoy lose
all senso of freedom in eltlas, and con
stant Intercourse with many pooplo
drives them back into tho grim fortress
of self. Anron had novor thriven on
London soil; tho fresh hill breeze had
often whlbporpd to him In tho crowded
streets and brought toarn to his eyes.
Ho was passionately In lovo with hi3
old homo, and his heart refused to ad
mit any now affecttons. It was this
morbid faithfulness that had made him
cling to Michael ant) bad made Michael
almost hute htm.
Ills face had softened when Ollvo
laughed. Doth faces seemed to grow
younger as they bent over the sheet of
note-paper; hers had recaptured tho
sunny playfulness that sorrow had
driven away, his hud rogalued tho old
boyish look of solwr amusement.
While tfci sunshine tif the moment lin
gered nbout him ho began to write, and
so the letter was finished and folded and
stamped, and. actually dropped Into a
That loiter came to Kastmoon In the
'gray of a winter morning, when .lano
Chaltock, having given her father his
breakfast, was standing nt tho cottage
door. A robin hud broken the chill
silence with Its clear song, uncon
sciously cheering .lane's heart as sho
looked tint across the bare garden. Tho
well-known stopof tho postman sounded
on the road, but .lane had left off look
ing for letters from Aaron, and was
'trying to live on unsustulnod by the old
hope. Yet sho started and felt her
ix mrh. noorr.it's kitcih:.v.
heart throbbing vcryjast when the man
She ran out to receive tho letter. Per
haps It was for Mrs. Hooper or Mrs.
Challock. Ollvo wrote regularly to
them both. Hut no, this letter was ad
dressed t6 Jane hcrsolf In Aaron's wolj
remembered handwriting. The warm
olood rushed to her cheeks, ami she was
rosy and gity in'r.pltri'Of the bleak morn
ing. Sho carried her troniuro Into Mrs.
Hooper's cottage that she might enjoy
It In peace; for I'eggy Challock, her sis
ter, had a hnblt of tarnishing tho luster
of now joys by a few chilly words.
I'eggy had never had nny lovers of her
own, nnd always stcudlly refused to be
lieve In other people's sweethearts until
they became husbands. Michael Chase
had proved himself utterly false; Anron
Fenlnke had forgotten old attachments;
men were all alike, and sensible girls
ought not to ullow themselves to be
taken In. As no ono had ever attempted
to take Peggy in. bho had never been
exposed to any danger; but sho wentou
'dinning her warnings'' into Juno's cars
until the girl was tired of hearing them.
So Juno read her letter in tho friondly
shelter of Mrs. Hooper's kitchen, and
tho old woman and the young 'one re
joiced together. Thoy rejoiced all tho
more because old Hartlett, tho well-to-do
miller, was looking about for a
steady young man to help Kim In his
business nnd lx tho prop of tils' old atro.
And who could bo steadier than Aaron?
to m: coxTiNtiKn.l
Somo Truths About tho r.lCKrut Kcptlloi
Wlilali tirow in tho United Status.
"Did you ever sco an alligator catch
flics?" asked a naturalist of a Washing
ton writer. "I havo watched tho per
formance by the hour. Tho saurinn
lies on a mu3dy bank in the. sun with
his mouth wido open. Winged insects,
attracted by tjio baliva of the beast,
gather in swarms upon its tongue, just
as though it wero u sheet of fly paper.
When a number has collected it closes
Its jaws suddenly, nnd with a gulp the
llttlo torments havo disappeared! afford
ing at onco revenge and an nirreeablo
flavor. You have often heard, 1 daro
say, of tho little bird that enters tho
mouth of the crocodile without fear, in
order to pluck therefrom certain par
asites which the reptiles could, not
otherwise get rid of. This is a fact,
although It failed to bot recognized us
buch by sclcnco for a long time.
"On many occasions I have had op
portunities of observing alligators in
pursuit of prey, They will oat meat in
any shape, from water fowl, to fishes.
Sometimes they moor themselves by
their tails to the uhoro, with mouths
ngape, and silently absorb shoais of
mullet and other comparatively small
fry which pass along through tho shal
lows. Hut a favorite way of theirs is
to llo upon tho Mirfacc of tho water and
qulotly gobble uny ducks or other
animals that come within reach. Their
heads ate so constructed that when
they nro thus floating onjy their eyes,
and tho tip end of tho nose are above
tho surface. Thus they aro nblo 'td
breathe and to see at the same time,
without exposing themselves to any ex
tent. A snap, and all Is over with the
victim. Washington Star,
Sovim TliniimilMl TUIIef of Wln-rls.
If nil tho locomotives in the United
States wore coupled together they
would mako a train of solid Iron and
steel oyer uQO miles long. Add the pas
senger cars and wo would havo :!03
miles moro of wood and iron; this would
glvo us u gigantic passenger train COO
miles in longth, counting both engines
and cars. Should we want n huge
"mixed" train we might add tho
"box," "flat" and every other kind of
freight car, and our train would thou
havo n total length of over 7,(100 miles!
Tho passenger cars In this g.'guntl'j
train woulu bo eapablo of suatlag I,
fiOO.OOO people, nnd upon the freight
ears could bo loaded tlio weight of all
tho pyramids of Hgypt. and all tho
state capltol buildings Iu the United
States besides. Verily, great Is tho
railroad system of America.
Klentluu In Mlultilpp',
Under tho now stato constitution
thero will only bo ono election lv .Miss
issippi between now and tSQ3,
DoBpornto Conflict nt tho Homo
otoad Iron Works.
Thrrr lliinilrnl l'liiUrtoti DrtrrMvr Htil
to tlui Works Kirn t'pou Workman nnrt
a IViirful Itnttlr uui Mnnjr
Klllrit mill WuilnUptl.
Prrrsnt'ito'T, Pn., July 7. Karly yes
terday morning iiool'lnkortoudotoctlvcs
arrived In Pittsburgh from tho east.
Thoy wero qulotly marched to the
Monongahola river where they wero
loaded on barges nnd shipped to Home
stead at 'J: I.i o'clock.
It was exactly 4 o'clock when tho
steamer and barges were sighted by
tho watchers gathered on the river
bunk a mile below tho town. Directly
the fleet va sighted, throo messen
gers, eueh mounted on fresh horses,
started for Homestead, shouting an
they rode, tl3 advance of the dreaded
barges. Some one notified thoenglneer
nt tho electric light works and tho
whistle sounded tho general alarm,
Tho people responded with wonderful
alacrity. There wore old men and
young men, elderly women, mothers
with their babies In their arms and any
number of children. The throng head
ed towards tho river. Tlio day was
just dawning and clouds of thick gray
ish vapor hung over the waters. Sud
denly from out tho shadows were seen
the lights of the steamer. On either
side of her wero the barges. Tho mo
ment tho people on tho bank caught a
glimpse of the llotilla they made u
break toward the works.
A moro determined body of men
never entored a battle. Tho sight of
their wives mid children seemed to give
them courage. The men resembled a
drilled army more than n howling mob
as all lined tho bank evenly. There
they stood, for an Instant, watching
every move of the Plukcrtons.
Suddenly a form was seen to break
from tho ranks of tho worklngmcn and
move toward the water's edge. Almost
instantly a Hash was seen on tho nnt
followed by a report, and a man was
I seen to fall ami roll down the bank.
! Ono had met his death.
The shot was the signal for attack,
nnd opened one of the greatest wars
between capltol and labor that the
Keystone state has ever witnessed.
After the exchange of shots tho crowd
grouped on the bank fell back and
climbing over u heap of rubbish, rushed
toward tho big trestle leading to the
ruilroad bridge. Here over 11,000 men
stood their ground and returned a de
sultory fire with their nwolvcrs at tho
invaders. These shots did llttlo or no
The first battle occurred at dawn yes
terday morning when the Pinkcrton men
attempted to land. They were met by
thousands Mid after a desperate fight
Wero driven back.
Then followed a truco of nliout four
hours. This wns broken by u second
attempt of tho Plnkertons to land, and
for sorcnil hours fighting followed. At
least ten men wero killed on shore anil
a dozen wounded. Tho losses of tho
,Plnkertons was estimated nt from four
to ten killed and wounded.
At 11 o'clock the strikers secured n
cannon and began bombarding tho
barges, and at tlio snme time efforts
wero mudo to burn tho boats by means
of a blazing stream of coal oil.
Flags of truce raised by tho Pinker
ton men wero shot down, and at 1:30
o'clock in the afternoon tho Plnkertons
wero besieged In their barges.
At 3:4i p. m. tho Plnkerton men wero
In n. terrlliln nrisltion. Ix-Intr cxnosed to
' tho perils of fire, bullets, cannon shot '
ami uyiiuuiiio. nonsiuiunui reports ex
cite tho peoplo on shore and it is be
lieved that the detectives who are iui
prisoned on tho barges will perish If
rescuers do not speedily appear.
Tho ' strikers captured a 000 gal
lon oil tank at tho cast end of the
-works ut Munhall station. Tho oil
was set on fire and lot into the river,
but a strong wind blowinfr iu tho oppo
site direction saved tlio barges u few
1 p. m. During tho afternoon a
fourth flat? of truce was raised, but the
man holding it was shot Then an
other cannon was brought nnd blazing
oil was turned on tho barges.
Tho steamer Llttlo Hill, which
brought the barges from tho city, was
fired on us it returned, but tlio crew all
4:15 p. in. -Two thousand workmen
from tho South Side mills of Pittsburgh
have, just H'nrched Into Homestead with
lings and banners flying. They say they
have como to tho assistance of the strik
rst The excitement is increasing.
Supplies of ammunition and arms nro
being furnished to tho strikers by the
citizens of Homestead, nnd are arriv
ing from Pittsburgh and McKcctiport.
It is feared tho carnage lias but begun.
Later in the day tho Plnkertons of
fered to surrender. Tlio mob accepted
it, disarming the men as they loft the
barges and hurrying them to custody'.
The Plnkertons lijst nine killed and
many despuratcly wounded. Klcvcu
workmen were killed upd eighteen
wounded. The' barges wero burned.
PlTTSiioimn, Pa., July 7. A complcto
list of tho killed and wounded was not
obtainable at midnight As far us
could bo ascertained, eleven workmen
und nine detectives wero killed and
i elgjitcen w.orkmon and twenty-ono de
tectives injured in tnu uattle. in addi
tion to these ut least 100 detectives were
seriously Injured by tho strikers, whilo
ou their way to tho jail.
Triuo Him Shot At.
HoiiKSTKAi), July 71 p. m. A Hag
of truco was displayed by the Plnkerton
men and wns shot down. It was holst-
j ed the second tlmo with tho same re
sult, Tlio third tlmo the Hag was rid
I died with bullets ami hardly enough of
1 it remained to hoist again.
Men on both sides of tho river oppo
1 sito tho barges containing tho Pinker
I tons nro lying in wait for somo of tho
' detectives to show themselves. The
I men fire nt every moving object on the
barires. An occasional fclio'., comes from
tho barge and It is thought some of the
Plnkerton men havo been wounded dur
ing tho ukirmiahiug.
THE HOMESTEAD TROUBLES.
Hrenm ami Incident L'nnnrririt With ttin
Hut Ifr Ht I lie llnmefitnttl trim Wnrin.
Ho4KSTKAt, lTiu, July 7. As when a
battle lulls, the singing of mlnlo bails,
tho bursting of shollsand the roor of
tho cannon become desultory, x tho
llcrco fight which broke with the dawn,
took up tho morning hours and reachoil
far into the afternoon became only a
skirmish by II o'clock p. m.
Tliousanils of relatives and sjinpn
thlners with tho strikers and hundred
of curious llooke.l to the Cnrnegio plant,
the immense bom of contention In tho
great struggle, mid centered their optics
on tins two white barges, hugging tho
stoop banks which slieltcred tho hated
Fear of tho bullets had kept them
back slnco tho light of the enrly morn
ing, nnd even now they slipped front
ono point of vantage to another, duck
lug their houdsutovory stlrof the wind,
fearing u stray shot.
Tho Plnkertons worn very tnneh hors
do combat, and their warring beenmo
purely passim Three times they ran
up tho white flag of truco, but wero
answered with derisive cheers and
inoro offonslvonoss. Tho strikers had
the cannon which they tried to train on
tho boats but each shot flow wide of tho
Finally the cannon burst nnd then
thoy resorted to ilynamtto. Great
chunks of it wero thrown at the lioat,
tho most of which only splashed tho
water. Occasionally It struck the root
but exploded upward and only left n
white wreath of smoke. Ono lucky
shot struck tho stent of the barges nnd
made a gaping opening which served as
an objeotlvo txilnt for future throws,
but always missed Other shots ripped
great sections olT tho oaken deck
Previous to this they had tried to flro
tho boats by pouring oil on tho water
and igniting It, but after wastlngabout
half a tank they gavu this up as futile.
They took a long section of hoso and
tried to pipe tho Carncglo company's
gas to tho ixiats to blow up the com
pany's protectors. Time and again they
tried It, each proving a failure, whilo
the spectators and strikers awaited tho
result with bated breath
All know that It meant death to tho
deputies. If not blown up or burned
to death they would bo shot down llko
dogs. From behind improvised breast
works of abandoned machinery, build
ings, scrap iron, eta, sharpshooters
weru ready to mow them down wiillo
men with revolvers wero ready to rnko
them If it became a light at short range.
At even a slight hopo of swimming
to tlio other shore wero stationed men
ready to pick thorn up. Mcuntlmo tho
Plnkertons wero huddled under dock,
dragging in their dead and caring for
tho wounded, awaiting what seemed ,
their certain doom, as ail overtures of
surrender hail been refused. They
dared not nut on the defensive, its that
would havo brought tho wild crowd of
men fighting for tho bread and butter
of their wives and children thirsting for
revongo for the murder of their breth
ren down upon them.
"They glvo no quarter; wo will glvo
none," was grimly passed from Up to
Just then thero was a shout und down
tho PemlckOy trestle thero marched
1,000 brawny sons of toll, waving ut
their heiid tholr country's flag. Thoy
were workmen from tho Jones & Laugh
lin mill coming to tender sympathy and
encouragement to their looked out
At this juncturo tho giant form of
William Weyhe, tho cx-presldeut of tho
Amalgamated association, loomed in
vlow. Ho was accompanied by Presi
dent Oarland nnd Vloo President 31c
Every. Weyho enrno with a truco prop
osition from Sheriff McClcary. Ilo oN
fered to send n boat and tow tho barges
away if tho men would stop firing.
For onco Weyho failed to influenco tho
men nnd thoy angrily renewed hostili
ties. 1 Innlly they agreed to accept tho
proposition if the Plnkertons would
'tflvo up thoir guns and ammu
nition. After a conferenco with
tho other amalgamated leaders,
President Weyho left for Pittaburgh to
again confer with tho Bhcrlff. Hut his
attempts to bring about a peaceful
climax were unnecessary. At S:'.I0,
after being penned up like shoep and
undergoing lire Blnco morning, tho Plnk
ertons again, for tho fourth time, run
up tho white ling. This time cooler
counsel prevailed. Tlio Plnkertons
weru marched oil the boat to the rink
uinl locked up.
When the defeated Plnkertons sur
rendered the .leaders of tho workmen
I proposed to protect tho property left on
board the barges. Iu this tlif con
tracted for moro than they could fulfill,
for uo sooner had tho detectives reached
tho river bauksthau tlio barges wero
charged on by a crowd of man, women
and children. Despite tho efforts of
the cool headed leaders to keep their
promise nnd their protest against pil
lage nnd destruction, the mob rapidly
took possession of all on board.
During thu looting of tho boats, and
in tho confusion, two men accidentally
shot themselves, ono fatally. Whan tho
crowd had scarelied out every urtiolu
of value, kept what they could uso and
destroyed what they could not, and af
ter surveying tho late man of war o!
their enemies and noting rry devloa
for dofensw ami offense, they slowly be
gan to disperse. After n tlmo and when
but a few stragglers remained on board,
tho retreat of tho rear guard was
hastened by tho cry of "Flro." Soma
ono in that mob had set flro to tha
model barges, and thoy wore in flames.
They wero totally destroyod.
An Angry Mob.
IIomkhtkai), Pa., July 7. When an
Inspection of the bout, was made it was
found that at least seven of the Pinker
torn had lieon klllo.l and twenty or
thirty wounded, many of them so badly
that thuy will die.
As thoy wore brought from ti boat
they presunto.l a terrible appearance.
Many of thorn wero besmeared with
blootl, whilo all of them showed sign
of exhaustion fom the long conllnemunt
1 1 the ojoso quarters between docks.
'-ivcral wero shot In tho shoulders,
ninia and legs and could scarcely limp
.iloug. Mood was ruunio? iu stream
down tholr shirts.
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