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ST. LOUIS, MO.. THURSDAY. JUNE- 19, 1902.
Tralna. Three Ccnfl.
Ontslde St. Ioula, Ttto Cents,
JOKES FAYORS PAHAMA ROUTE,
THIRTEEN INJURED IN
WRECK NEAR MEXICO.
COAL MINERS CALLED
TO DISCUSS PLANS
FOR GENERAL STRIKE
LED BY ANARCHISTS
GO ON WILD RIOT.
i ATTTITimc A OTAITRtliC CCMiTADO
A 1 1 1 1 ulic ao i uunuj ocim t uto.
Democratic Members Greatly Surprised by Announcement of His
Leaning Toward Isthmian Canal Arkansan Harshly Criti
cised in Many Quarters Now Seems Likely That the
ISicaraguan Project Is Doomed Senate Votes
on Question To-Day.
St. Louis Passenger Train Derailed
While Running at Schedule
Representatives of All United Mine
Workers in United States
to Meet July 17.
Ten Persons Severely Injured in
Desperate Attempts to
Close Silk Mills.
ENGINEER KELLAR WAS KILLED.
SENATOR MAKES STATEMENT
Washington, June 18. In the great con
test In the Senate over the Isthmian canal
bill the sensation of the day was furnished
by Senator Jaroes K. Jones of Arkansas.
The Republic this morning announced
that Senator Jones probably held the bal
ance of power on this great question and
-was Inclined to support the Panama route.
Senator Jones admitted his change of sen
timent In an interview to-day and also
arose In the Senate and announced that he
believed It to be the duty of every Senator
to vote for the canal at the best location.
Personally, he said, he would never vote
for the proposition that would Impede the
. progress of tha canal's construction. He
was not willing to brush aside tho unani
mous report of the Isthmian commission In
favor of the Panama rbute, unless It be for
substantial reasons. Be favored the Pan
ama route, but; would not vote for It If
there were any iloubt of the good faith of
JONES CALLED 01
SPOONER TO EXPLAIN.
He desired Mr. Spooner, who was about to
address the Senate, to explain away the
charge that the purpose of adopting tho
Panama route was to havo no canal at all.
In beginning his speech In supoprt of his
own proposition, Mr. Spooner said the con
struction of an Isthmian canal was a co
lossal enterprise and one which he believed
the Amerloan people with notably little di
vision of sentiment desired should be In
augurated and carried forward.
No higher or more solemn duty ever
rested upon men In public life than to deter
mine this question rightly.
Mr. Spooner eulogized the Isthmian canal
commission, declaring that nobody would
attempt to Impeach its integrity, ability or
Referring to tee action of the committee
in recommending the Panama route, Mr.
Spooner declared that the commission dealt
with the subject the -second time In view of
the fundamental changes of conditions the
lowering of the price of the Panama prop
erty from JKB,000,000 to JiO.000.000.
Personally, Mr. Spooner said, he could not
disregard the report of the commission
and follow the Judgment of a Senator (Mr.
Mr. Spooner suggested that a matter of
infinite consequence to his mind was the
difference in the length of tho two routes-
one forty-nine miles and the other 183 miles
long. The shorter canal the Panama he
I thought was the better. Ho contended that
the Panama Canal could, be operated much
more' -cheaply 'than ihe NIcI&Sgt "Cana
and that, la its operation sailing ships not
only would not be barred', as had been sug
gested, but could pass through tho canal
with a tug In one day.
In presenting his substitute, Mr. Spooner
said It was his purpose to offer in Senate
a bill based on the commlslon's .report:
First, that the Panama routo was practic
able; second, that the Nicaragua Canal was
feasible and practicable, and third, that tho
Panama, route was the better for the
1 United States.
Senator Jones's announcement of a lean
ing toward the Panama Canal came with
the suddenness of a thunderclap to the
other Democratic Senators, who almost to
a man have criticised Senator Jones and de
manded light on this astounding change of
base by the leader of the Democratic party.
Senator Morgan was the most surprised
nan In the Senate, Monday he said that
Senator Jones was as certain to vote for
the Nicaragua bill as he was, because it
was a Democratic measure and would have
the full Democratic support. Senator Jones's
remarkable shift of front will be responsi
ble for the adopUon of tho Panama, bill If
It prevails In the Senate to-morrow. With
the Democrats voting solidly for the Nica
ragua route it was bound to carry, but
when Senator Jones allied himself with the
13,000,000 "bargain" offered by the Panama
lobby, Senator TeUer followed suit Sen
ator Rawlins, who Is absent, telegraphed
releasing Senator Hanna from his pair, and
it was announced that Senator Dubois
would cot vote. Thus Senator Jones carried
three Democrats with hlm,and to-night he is
being referred to as "the political pawn"
of Senator Hanna.
BOW HE EXPLAINS
BIS POSITION OX CANAL.
"Altogether it is admitted that Senator
Jones's announcement of his alteration of
heart is one of the roost surprising things
that has occurred In Democratic politics In
'a long time. Senator Jones's explanation
of his position is:
."Under the circumstances I do not see
bow It can be claimed that the expression
of the Democratia platform- makes it in
cumbent upon anybody to vote for the Nica
ragua route against his better judgment,"
said Senator Jones. "When that platform
was made the only route under considera
tion was that through Nicaragua and Costa
Rica. Since then, however, the conditions
.have materially changed. The Panama
f route has been placed upon the same plane
so far as availability Is concerned as the
Nicaragua route. If tha conditions at the
present time were as they were when the
platform was written, if it were a question
between Nicaragua on the one. hand and no
canal on the other, I should certainly vote
for tho Nicaragua bill as it came from the
House. As I see it, the Panama route has
distinct advantages. I am convinced that
there will a canal bill at this, session of
Congress and that the duty of Individual,
members of the Senate Is to choose between
the two routes on their merits. To my mind
tho advantages of the Panama route are.
ARGUES IN FAVOR
OF THE PANAMA HOUTD.
"The commission, headed by Admiral
Walker, and composed of the best experts,
whose services President McKlnley could
secure, has In .two reports pointed out- the
superiority of the Panama-route over the
Nicaragua route- The "flrst report as clears
ry points out the superiority of the Panama
route from an engineering standpoint, as
does tho second: but that first report held
that in view of the high valuation placed
upon its holdings by the Panama Canal.
Company the Nicaragua enterprise was the
more feasible. After the Panama company
had come down to the valuation which" our
awn commission placed upon that property
the commission decided unanimously that
the Panama proposition Is in all respects
the better one for the Government. There
is no politics in the matter nt all. When
IN DEFENSE OF HIS POSITION.
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Panama possibility bad In no sense pre
"Since then there has been an absolute
change In the conditions and we are called
upon to decide between two routes upon
their merits. I am convinced in view of the
reports of the Walker Commission that tho
Panama route 13 the more feasible and
the better ono In every respect, and I shall
vote as seems to me In the best Interests
of the Government and the people of the
Should tho Spooner substitute prevail and
the Senate choose the Panama route, Con
gress will be in the position of having
widely divided on this subject, the House
already, with only two dissenting votes,
having passed the Hepburn Nicaragua bllL
The Interesting question then would be,
what action would the House take would
It Insist on the Hepburn bill or would It re
cede from Its position and allow the Senate
as usual to dlcta.Ja the form of legislation?
The maiter KTaconalderabla doubt, and'
Re; lLjihtijfiesyurn, the chairman of
tho Committee-ion Interstate and Forridfn
Commerce, would probably light the bill to
tho end. Panama, however, has won some
knew friends In the House, and it Is possible
that the Spooner substitute might be ac
cepted by that body. The general impres
sion of the friends of Nicaragua, however,
is that there will be a disagreement be
tween the two houses In the event of the
Spooner till going through tho Senate to
morrow. IIANXA OUTLINES
In hia closing argument Senator Hanna,
in answer to some arguments of Mr. Mor
gan, then stated what he knew personally
of the attitude of the late President Mc
Klnley. Mr. McKlnley had favored an isth
mian canal, probably by the Nicaragua
route, because nt that .time no other route
was thought practicable. He quoted Mr.
McKlnley as saying to him.: "Wo must not
go so fast In this canal question now. We
do not know and cannot tell now what route
will be selected."
In conclusion, Mr. Hanna said that he
never had intended that the name of Mr.
McKlnley should be brought into the de
bate, to be conjured with to obtain votes.
With some heat he resented the suggestion
that he and those Senators who were ad
vocating the Panama route were actuated
by other than propr and patriotic motives.
They believed that the Panama route was
the most practicable route and he thought
it a poor cause which inspired men with tho
motive to make such insinuations.
Mr. Hawlcy read from a document to
show that the climate of Panama was a
deadly one and insisted that on that ao
count the United States should not select
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
4:31 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:17.
For St. Louis and Vicinity Probably
showers or tUnnderstorma; cooler
For Missouri Fair Thursday and
Friday I warmer Thursday In north
west. For Illinois Fair Thursday and Fri
day; warmer Friday.
2. Thirteen Injured In Wreck Near Mexico.
Rico Will of 1SDG to Be Probated.
3. School Graduates.
4. Republican Party Pledges Broken.
Railway News. -Father
B. Grand Jury Takes Up Becker Cass.
News and Gossip of Society.
6. The Republic Form Chart.
Fair Grounds .Races.
7. Baseball Games.
East Side -News.
From the. Great Poets.
9. Republican, Vote. In Primary To-Day.
Wbrkhouse Prisoner Escaped In Wagon.
Republic-' "Want" Advertisements.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ada
12. Stock Market Displays Signs of Renewed
Local Stocks Advance.
13. Summary of St Louis Markets.
Corn Market Weakens.
14. New Fire Apparatus In Home Localities.
Oil Dividends Paid on Beaumont Bonds.
Ralldlne -Vtfum.Rnri. sllW"
Locomotive Fell Over Embank
ment, With Driver Holding to
Throttle Injured Resume
Mexico, Mo., June IS. The Chicago and
Alton local passenger train, which left Kan
sas City at S a. m., was derailed two miles
west of this city about 2 o'clock this after
noon while running on schedule time. Tho
engine and three cars left the track and
Engineer H. Kellar of Sinter was thrown
from his cab and killed.
Thirteen passengers were injured, but ail
continued to their destinations. The cause
of the derailment is yet unknown. The
track was repaired and traffic resumtd In
three hours after the accident.
The Injured are:
Ex ress Agent A. Shlcll of St. Louis, head
Baggageman M. W. Hrissett, bruises.
Mrs. Samuel Rodes of No. E30 Cherry
street, Kansas City, side hurt and shaken
Mrs. R. A. Hoggins, Springfield, 111., head
cut, shoulders and hips Injured.
Mrs. W. F. SprulU of Evanston. 111., head,
arm and shoulder injured.
Lou Ann Stevens of Odessa, Ky., limb and
H. A. Forgey, St. Louis, leg wrenched.
J. W. Fowles. Mexico, leg wrenched.
G. O. Bordon. Wyandotte, Kas., hips in
jured. Mrs. Fannie Cochran, Marshall, scalp
wound from glass.
Brakeman William Craig of Kansas City,
Conductor E. II. Burke of Kansas City,
A Uttle girl from Marshall, legs cut and
The track was torn up for a hundred
yards and the baggage and two passenger
coaches left tho track, falling to tho south
and turning nearly over.
The engine parted from the train and
careened several yards east of the remain
der of the wreck.
Tho fireman Jumped and was not seriously
ARRIVAL IN ST. LOUIS.
Andrew Shlell Tells of Ills Experience
In the Wreck.
A special train, consisting of a freight car
and one passenger coach brought the St.
Louis passengers and their baggage Into
Union Station at 11:10 p. m. over four hours
fetter tKe tra.U was.--.liie.--" Conductor Bur
dick of Kansas City was In charge of the
train, which left the scene of the wreck
as soon as the track could be repaired.
Andrew Shlell of No. 2302 North Garrison
avenue, express agent for the United States
Express Company, running between St.
Louis and Kansas City, was on the train
at the time of the wreck and came in on
the extra train last night.
He had a severe cut on his head and hia
face was bruised. Schiell has been an
agent for the express company for over
In speaking of the wreck, he saidf "I
was in the center of my car when It hap
pened. I can't remember exactly what hap
pened first, but suddenly the car, which was
running smoothly, turned completely over,
throwing me about ten feet, clear across
the car. My head struck against the side
of the car and I guess I lost consciousness
for a few minutes. A spread rail, I think,
was responsible for the wreck."
Martin Hassett was tho baggage .man on
the wrecked train. He also came in on the
special, and went Immediately to his home.
PLEDGE SUPPORT TO HANNA.
Popularity of Ohio Senator Over
rode Roosevelt Crowd.
Nashville, Tenn., June 18. In the Ninth
Congressional District Republican Conven
tion, which met yesterday at Humbolt,
Tenn.. flattering resolutions wero passed for
Senator M. A. Hanna, which is taken 1o
mean that there Is a sentiment strongly
In favor of his being the candidate of his
party for President in 1801.
Thn office-holdlntr element In the conven
tion which was favorable to Roosevelt, at
tempted to keep down the following ex
pression, but the resolution was passed with
a hurrah Just before the adjournment of
the delegates: ..... ... .
We do not. , and will not. forget that ere it
leader cf leaders and HepubUcan of Republicans.
M. A. Hanna. of Ohio; and whenever or wherc
ever the Republican of this eectlon can repay
him and their country for his unparalleled and
Incalculable service to hia country and party,
we stand pledged and ready to do bo.
A J. Kellar of Obion was nominated as
a candidate for Congressi
CAMPBELL HEADS THE TICKET.
Tennessee Republicans Hade Nom
inations for State Offices.
Nashville, Tenn., June 18. The State Re
publican Convention, In session here, to-day
nominated the following ticket:
Governor, H. T. Campbell of Carter.
Railroad Commissioner, J. J. Elliott of
Supreme Court T. A. Wright of Roane, J.
S. Parks of Bradley. B. C. Coldwell of Red
ford, B. W. Starnes of Lawrence, C. II.
Trimble of Shelby.
Court of Chancery Appeals George T. Mc
Call of Carroll, George S. Ramsey of Cof
fee X. C. Hicks of Clinton.
Walter P. Brownlow, Representative in
Congress from the First Tennessee District,
was permanent chairman.
GENERAL STRIKE OF ORGANIZED COAL MINERS
i WOULD INVOLVE LOSS OF MILLIONS TO TRADE. I
4 If the national convention of ccal miners of the United States, called for
July 17 at Indianapolis, declares for a strike, more than 800,000 men will be called
out, and aB 55 per cent are organized, a suspension of work at mines producing
over 212,000,000 tons yearly will ensue.
-The States in which coal miners' strikes exist to-day are Pennsylvania (an-
4 thraclte). West Virginia, Virginia nnd Michigan. Hero ore employed 178,498
4 -workers, producing 87,869,626 tons of coal.
The States In which unions are organized having contracts with the operators
O and In which sympatheUc strikes . may occur are Pennsylvania (bituminous).
- Illinois, Ohio, Alabama, Indiana, Iowa,
souri. In these States 184,935 men are employed and 124,96l,Oio tons or coal are
Those States and Territories where unions are not organized, but where the $
4 men will be asked to Join in a general movement, are Pennsylvania (bituminous),
Maryland "Colorado, Washington, Montana, Indian Territory, Arkansas, Now
Mexico ond Texas. Hero ore 77,336 men, producing 62,623,442 tons. A general sum-
mary gives the following result: '
$. Total daily wage, J704,OU0.,
.Total yearly wage (230 days), $161,924,000. '
Total. mined each year, 27S,457,118 tons. i '
4 Value of ,coal mined, J306.500.000.
.Annint 'i-"'i--i It .mlr.ci SZ537.EO0.COO.
TO AID ANTHRACITE STRIKERS.
If Production of Soft Coal Should
Be Stopped Business Would
, Be Paralyzed.
UNION OFFICIALS RETICENT.
Western Hen Inclined to Live Up
to Their Annual Contracts
With Operators Mitchell
May Suggest Way Out. '
Wllkesbarre, Pa., June IS. Representa
tives of all the United Mine Workers of the
United States will meet nt Indianapolis
July 17 to decide whether all the soft coal
miners shall become involved in the strug
gle now in progress in the anthracite fields
The call, which was Issued to-day nt In
dianapolis, is addressed to the local unions
of tho United Mine Workers, and is signed
by John Mitchell, national president, and
W. B. Wilson, national secretary and
President Mitchell was extremely uncom
municative as to what tho probable action
of tho convention might be. If the. delegates
should decide to Inaugurate a national sus
pension of coal mining everybody at strike
headquarters believes it would have a dis
astrous effect on the Industries of the coun
try. The supply of coal would become so
short that large and small industries would
be compelled to suspend operations, and
many railroads would also seriously suffer.
There are approximately about 430.000 coal
miners In the United States. Of these,
about 230,00. Mr. Mitchell says, are affiliated
with tho union, and an additional 00,Q0O
comply with the legislation of the miners'
WANT GENERAL STRIKE.
It is utterly impossible at that distance
to forecast what the national gathering will
do, because not one delegate has yet been
elected. Tho anthracite delegates will go in
to tho convention with H2.000 striking hard
coal miners at their back for a general
The West Virginia delegate3--wUl havo ap
proximately 23,000 behind them for a strike,
and In Michigan, inhere the union has been
having trouble, the delegates will also be
instructed for a national suspension. Cen
tral Pennsylvania will contribute a cer
tain number of delegates who will want a
general strike, as will also Kentucky.
It remains for Western Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Illinois and Indiana to offset this, as
it Is unofficially understood that the miners
in th09e seotlons are not very enthusiastic
for a general stoppage of coal production.
There Is a strong belief here that Presi
dent Mitchell has some plan to submit to
the delegates, and this belief is strength
ened by the fact that he delayed the call
so long. He had a conference with Presi
dent Patrick Gilday of the Central Pennsyl
vania bituminous district on Sunday, and
has been In frequent communication with
other soft-coal leaders in the West.
INCLINED TO KEEP CONTRACTS.
The great barrier to be overcomo in the
campaign for a national suipension Is tha
yearly wago scale agreement that many
of tho soft coal miners havo with the com
panies. These agreements are looked upon
as contracts, and a large percentage of
miners in tho West are rather averse to
breaking them. The principal bone of con
tention in the authracite region is forsa
yearly wago agreement.
Those who are opposed to a general strike
use the argument that If the soft coal min
ers break these contracts and go on strike
to help tho anthracite men, they would be
losing in the West what the hard coal min
ers are fighting for in the East. Some of
the national leaders who have discussed the
subject at strike headquarters, say that if
the life of tho organization was in danger
the convention would not hesitate a moment
to call for a national strike.
A delegation of Illinois leaders will be
hero to-morrow. It is said they como mere
ly to talk over a local difference in Illinois.
There will be about 1.000 delegates in the
convention. National Secretary Wilson has
already started to send out the call for the
convention. The call Is sent direct to every
local union, and doe3 not flrst go through
the district olllces.
JUROR PLACED UNDER ARREST.
Charged With Bobbing Fellow
Venireman in Morrison Panel.
Eldorado, Kas... June 18. Dell Baker, one
of the Jurymen In tho Jessie Morrison case,
wa3 arrested to-day charged with robbing
Walter Warner, another Juryman, of J6E.
Tho two men slept together last night
and this morning Warner missed the
money. Ho jerked Baker's hat off and
one of the coins dropped out. It Is alleged.
The selection of the jury has not yet
been finished. There remain three chal
Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mis-
A CONFIDENTIAL WINK.
OF FAMILY FROM LINDENW00D.
Mrs. Ilerman Mulleriiig and Her Daughter, Emma, FIave Been Miss
ing Since May 7 All Their Clothes Pound in the House Her
man Mullering Says Wife Left a Note That She
Would Not See Him Alive Agaiu.
O DESCRIPTION OF MULLERING.
jser about 40 years.
Height. 5 feet 10 Inches. 4
Weight, about HO pounds.
Eyes, light blue.
Nose fractured and turned slightly
The quiet little suburb of LIndenwood, at
the extreme southwest corner of St. Louis,
la in a fever of excitement over the mys
tery surrounding the dlsappearanco of the
Mullerin; family, consisting of Herman
Mullering, his wife and their 11-year-old
daughter, Emma. The woman and child
have not been seen since May 7, and last
Saturday morning was the last time Mull
ering put in an appearance at his former
home. The police of the Mounted District
have followed even' little clew which they
believed would lead to the missing man's
whereabouts, but as ycbthey have been un
able to find the slightest trace of him.
The prevailing topic of conversation in
LIndenwood Is the disappearance oi n
Mulierings and the strange circumstances
surrounding the affair. Lost night and all
of yesterday groups of men and women
stood In front of tho general store at Wat
son and Old Manchester roods discussing
the mystery. In the homes and on the
farms adjacent to the Mullering place lit
tle elso Is being talked, and the presence,
yesterday of several special officers from
the Mounted District in the neighborhood
of tho Mullering home greatly augmented
LAWRENCE O'KEEFE SAYS
HE HEARD SHOTS.
The statement of Lawrence O'Keefo.
whoso farm almost adjoins the Mullering
place, that he distinctly heard several
shots from the direction of the latter place
on the morning of the disappearance of
Mm Mullering and her daughter, together
with the statements of other neighbors re
garding conversations which they claim to
have had with Mullering previous to his
a., ,ir,. nut nf da-ht. have led the police
to believe that they have something more
than a mere dlsappearanco to deal with,
and. accordingly. Captain McNaraee. v,ho
has charge of the Investigation, is making
every effort to get nt tho bottom of the
Assistant Chief of Detectives Smith
staled Inst night that Mullering called at
police headquarters Monday morning of this
week and inquired If any trace had been
found of his wife and child. He failed to
notify Smith of his change of residence
and did not leave any word as to where he
could be found in the event that any in
formation concerning his wife should be
Lemuel Staley, who resides with his fam
ily about a half mile from the Mullering
home, nnd who sometimes employed Mrs.
Mullering to do his family washing, was
the last person In LIndenwood who talked
with the missing man. That was last Sat
urday morning, at which time Mr. Staley
says Mullering showed him two railroad
tickets and told him that he was going
away. To other persons with whom he
was acquainted Mullering stated that ho
was thinking about going to either Ger
many or Mexico.
MULLERING SHOWED NOTE
SAID TO RE FROM HIS WIFE.
Henry' Price, a farmer, living just east of
the Mullering home, and Fred MIddleberg,
a grocer at Hancock and McCausland ave
nues, claim Mullering summoned them to
his house the morning his wife and daugh
ter disappeared and Bhowed them a note,
written In German, which he said was from
his wife. Price says Mullering read the note
v.! o fnllnwa: "Dear Herman Good-
by. we'll meet as angels in heaven." Mlt-
tleberg says Mullering translated the letter
to him this way: "Dear Herman We'll
never meet on earth again; but I hope we'll
meet In heaven." Neither Price nor Mlt
tlcberg are able to say whether the note was
In Mrs. Mullerirg's hnnd writing.
WiUiam Kameyer. a blacksmith, living at
Old Manchester and Watson roads, stated
that on the morning of May 7 Mullering
entered his shop, and irl the course of a
conversation told him that he had had a
fight with hia wife and that as a result had
killed three chickens, one with an ox and
. A .(, a shntfrim. Mullerinir nnneared to
mu nit" - WV.-D o rm
be laboring under great excitement, and at
the time he was. in tne DiacKsmun snop,
...nitnt. TTnmpvfr ftnrl lURt hfnr leav-
Ing be said to the blacksmith: "I might
have to call on you as a witness in coun
,ivin en rinn't forcret that-1 was SO-
i" .j ......, - - ,--
,.. whan vnM ldt AA.W TT1B " KaiHSVCr de
clares he has no idea wnat Aiuuenng meauw
by that statement;
--- staler saxs that two Or three days
before Mullering showing him the railroad
tickets the latter told him that he was
worrying about hLs wife's disappearance
nnd that he believed he would give him
self up to the police. He did not explain
this statement and Staley says he did not
ask him what he meant. Various other
peculiar statements are attributed to Mul
lering by his neighbors, which may or may
not have a bearing on his appearance, but
which are being Investigated by the police.
ACTIONS EXCITE SUSPICION.
Frank Kaufer, who conducts a saloon at
Old Manchester and Watson roads, told the
police that Mullering was in his saloon the
morning of May 7 and told him that he had
had trouble with his wife over some chick
ens and that he-bad pointed his gun at her
and threatened to "blow her head off."
To Franz Rascher, another neighbor, Mul
lering stated that he had never owned a'
gun, while to others he stated that he did
have a revolver, but that his wife took It
with her when she left home. Special Offi
cer Kirk of the Mounted District, who was
working on the case yesterday, found two
empty buckshot shells, the size used in a
12-gauge shotguh, lying on the ground Just
back of the Mullering home. The finding of
the sheila led to an examination of several
deep sink holes' about the farm, but no fur
ther evidence was found.
Rascher is also responsible for the state
ment that Mullering told him that Paul
Luther, a bartender at No. 1525 North
Grand avenue, had seen hia wife the day
of her disappearance boarding a train at
Union Station, but Luther declares this to
be absolutely false.
Among other statements which Mullering
is alleged to have made in the time inter
vening between his wife's disappearance
and his own, and which, it is claimed, aft
erwards turned out to be falsehoods. Is that
he had secured a position as foreman at
tho Wrought Iron Range Company's
factory. He also announced that he had
obtained employment at the World's Fair
site, and again he rtatfd that ho was go
ing to do some grading work at Jeffsrson
Barrack?. On another occasion he told his
friends that he was going to get a position
at the North SC Louis Turner Hall.
The police say they have followed up all
of these clews, but to no avail.
Slnco the dlsapearance of his wife and
child and up to the time of his own disap
pearance. Mullering dressed In the height
of style, so his neighbors claim. He even
wore Jewelry and boasted of having lots
of money In the bonk.
All of Mrs. Mullerlng's clothing, with the
exception of a wrapper which she had on
when she disappeared, was left, as well as
the best frocks belonging to the girl. Mul
lering sold h'.s farm and household effects
to Joseph Portncr of No. 2933 Lee avenue,
the latter says at a great sacrifice.
The house is one-story high, surrounded
bv five acres of farming land. Mullering
was a vegetable raiser and it Is said made
DID PRESIDENT VIOLATE
Senator Cnrmnclc Says Mlas Taylor's
Dlscharce Wns a Flasrant
Washington. June 18. A resolution offered
In the Senate several days ago by Mr. Car
mack, directing the Civil Service Committee
to inquire into the discharge from the War
Department of Miss Rebecca J. Taylor (for
the publication of nrticles in newspapers
criticising the President) was called up and
Mr. Carmack addressed the Senate In sup
port of the resolution.
Ho maintained that the requirements of
the clvll-service law had been flagrantly vio
lated in this case. Inasmuch as, he said, no
charges had been preferred against Miss
Taylor, nor had an opportunity been afford
ed her to make answer to any charges. He
maintained that a letter inquiring whether
Mlrs Taylor was the author of a certain
newspaper article and her admission that
she had written the article did not consti
tute n charge against her within the mean
ing of the clvll-service law. He Intimated
that she was discharged "because she took
the wrong side of the Philippine question
from the administration point of view."
KING IS REPORTED" BETTER.
Expected That He Will Attend the
Ascot Races To-Day.
London, June 18. Sunny weather and the
promise of good sport were quite sufficient
to attract big crowds to Ascot Heath to
day, without the presence of King Edward
and Queen Alexandra. The King has prac
tically recovered from his Indlsposttlon, and
their Majesties are expected to go to the
i aces In state to-morrow.
The Prince of Wales represented the royal
family ut Ascot to-day. Otherwise, the
crowd of fashionable people was much the
same as at yesterday' meeting- , .
Tho Solicitor won the Royal Hunt cup;
Osardas was second and saint McCIou
came In third. Twenty-three horses ran.
R. S. Sicvler's famous filly Sceptre suf
fered an unexpected defeat In the Corona
tion stakes. The race resulted as follows:
Sir E. Caasell's Doctrine, first: Sir' J. Blun
dell Maple's Simmy, second; W. Raphael's
St. Uncomber, third.
POLICE .APPEAR HELPLESS.'
Mayor Himself Compelled to Take
Command of Officers Trying
to Restore Order.
RED FLAGS ARE CONSPICUOUS.
Friends of King Humbert's Assas
sin, It Is Said, Cause of All
the Trouble Militia
Not Yet .Called.
Patorson. N. J.. June 13. Led by rabid
anarchists from the group which produced
Brescl. 5,000 strikers from the silk mllla
fought a pitched battle with the police to
day In the streets of Paterson.
Red flags were waved, property destroyed
and scenes of riot and disorder enacted.
Ten persons, suffering from bullet wounds,
wero received at the hospitals. It Is esti
mated that as many more among the strik
ers were hit by bullets fired by the polfca
and carried away by their friends.
Chief of Police Graul utterly failed to
meet the situation. Mayor Hlnchliffe. after
er ordering him to put on his uniform and
go out with his men. denounced the Chief
and charged him with having lost hia
"nerve." The Mayor himself then took
charge of the measures to quell the dis
turbance. But, In spite of all efforts to
preserve peace, the rioting continued until
all of the silk mills were closed.
WOMEN AND ANARCHISTS
LEAD VIOLENT JIOBS.
William McQueen, an English anarchist
and editor of a sheet called Liberty, and an
Italian anarchist named Galieano made
speeches which Incited the strikers to ac
tion, and when the march to the mills was
begun these two men led the way.
Other mobs were led by women who were
more rabid than the men
One woman wearing a red skirt and an
other with a Hue waist and flaming red tie
were conspicuous In the front ranks.
Members of the "Group for Existence."
to which Brescl, the assassin of King Hum
bert, belonged, are sa!d to have been re
sponsible for the entire trouble.
Early to-dt.y a meeting was .called for,
Belmont Park; Halcdon, Just outside tha
city limits. Fully 5.000 persons are told ,to
have beeh Iri attendance. About '600 of tha
number were women.
Galieano took the stump, and. In fiery
language, requested his countrymen to urge
a general strike. Chairman McGrath ad- j
vocated a general strike as the speediest
means of enulng the, present trouble.
McQueen then got the floor and called
for a vote on the question of ordering a,
general strike. .
"All those In favor of ordering a general
strike raise their right hand." he cried. It
seemed as If every hand was raised.
Galieano. carrying a cane, led the W4V
from the park, heading the howling pro
cession down Belmont avenue. A quarter
of a mile away is the mill of the Columbia
Silk Ribbon Company, the flrst to grant
the Increase in wages asked for by the rib
bon weavers a year ago.
YOUNG WOMEN IN PANIC
FROM SUDDEN ATTACK.
On tho first floor young women were em
ployed on warping machines. They wera
thrown in a panic by the sudden attack of
One of the weavers In the mlU was Wil
liam Wesierfleld. who was regarded as tho
leader of the ribbon weavers' strike In 1894.
k.. mhA ifi nlwavs omosed lawlessness.
Westerfield talked to the mob when ha
reached the yard, protesting against ma
.-.,.-. When the mob had satisfied Itself
that all the operatives were out of the Co
lumbia mill they continued tneir marcn
down Belmont avenue to the Cedar Cliff
Company, where about 600 people, the largo
majority of them young women, were em
ployed. EMPLOYES nUSIIED AWAT I
FROM THEIR TASKS.
The infuriated strikers burst open th
doors nnd rushed wildly Into the various
departments. Galieano stood at the main
door, surrounded by a few lesser lights In
the anarchist circle.
"Get them all out," he ordered.
Superintendent Ulrich confronted him:
"Now, what do you fellows wantf hs
cried. "Can't you see that they are coming
out as fast as they can? Do you think ther
should be given no lime zor uresumsi
The mob was again organized after the 700 I
employes of the Cedar Cliff MIU had gone
out, and It proceeded to the Rynewamer
Mill, where simUar scenes were enacted.
"The next mill was Bamford Bros." on
Cliff street, where tho most serious troubla ;
"of the day had occurred.
STRIKERS REFUSE TO
LISTEN TO REASON.
The pollco endeavored to reason with tha
strikers, but It was no use. The main body
had gathered on a stony hill on tho opposite
side of tha street. One In the crowd hurled
a brick at the mill. This was the signal
for a perfect fusillade of stones. At first
the police were the objects of attack; Tha
rocks flew thick and fast about them, and
each of them was struck with one or mora
As the pollco endeavored to make their
way to the Bamford home, adjoining tha
mill, one of the rioters fired a shot at them.
The ball penetrated Policeman Robinson's
The mob of freniiea siriKera wan mjruu
control when It reached the Augusta, mill
on Lawrence street.
By this time McQueen began to realize
something of the fury of the storm which,
had been raised in the hearts of the strik
ers and he vainly endeavored to stop tha
men. He mounted a platform and made a
speech in which he asked the, men not to
go too far. He said the police had told him
that the strikers would not be molested In
trying to force the operatives from the mills
if they did not resort to violence.
McQueen's words; had no effect on the
mob, for the lust of blood had been' aroused
and the foreigners had got beyond the con
trol ot( their leaders. After leaving tho
Augusta mill the mob mado Its way to the
Continued on Pago !