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TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
PART I
14 PAGES.
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Four News Sections, Comic 3
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KING EDWARD VII.
Regarding whose health there are startling rumors all'int In London, which cause anxiety
for the successful carrying out of the plans for the coronation.
Q00.
WHITELAW REID OBJECTED TO RIDING BACKWARD
AND WILL HAVE A SPECIAL CARRIAGE IN PROCESSION.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London, June 21. Special Envoy to the Coronation Whltelaw Held Is to have
a carrlago to himself In the royal procession.
When the ollirlal order of procession was submitted to Mr. Reid he found that
he was to ride with his back to ths horses in a carriage with the Turkish Pasha,
the special representative of the Sultan of Turkey, and Admiral Gervais, represent
ing the French Republic, who were to ride in the seat of honor.
Sir. Reid Immediately protested that as the envoy of the United States ha
could not accept the position allotted him. The Lord Chamberlain was very sorry,
but urged that his place was fixed strictly In accordance with the table of prece
dence. Sir. Reid expressed his regret that he should have to definitely decline tp join
the procession under such conditions.
The matter was referred to King Edward, who at once directed that the United
States envoy should have a separate carriage.
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JUSTICE RAPP WAS
SENSITIVE TO SCORN.
Charges Against His Character
Caused Him to End Ilis
Life With Toison.
DENIED PUPIL'S STATEMENT.
is Candidacy for Justice of Peace
Ilad Been Injured by the Ac
tion of the Ferguson
School Directors.
Coroner C. L. Armstrong of Webster
Groves held an Inquest yesterday morning
on the body of John T. Rapp, school princi
pal and Justice of tho Peace, who commit
ted suicido Thursday night by drinking car
bolic acid.
The testimony was In accordance with
the facts as published in yesterday's Re
public, and a verdict of suicide wan re
turned by the Jury
Justice Rapp's funeral will take place to
morrow morning under the rites of the
Lutheran Church, of which ho was a mem
ber. The burial will be In St. Matthew's
Cemetery In St. Louis County.
Justice Rapp was extremely susceptible
to criticism, and when the news of his al
leged improper treatment of one of his fe
male pupils at the Ferguson School on the
Olive Street road became known, ha with
ered under the finger of scorn pointed at
him by former friends, and concluded not
to face the ordeal. Accordingly, he pur
chased an ounce of carbolic acid, went to
the home of his motner-ln-law, Mrs. Mlnger
Ehmann, with wnom ho boarded, at No.
6221 Ridge avenue, and swallowed the poi
son after attending to some business mat
ters for several patrons who called at the
house during the evening.
Rapp was apparently deliberate about his
act. He met his attorney, K. Lee Mudd,
on the street during the day and told him
that he had decided to kill himself. Mudd
thought he was joking and told him to
cheer up. In the evening he found Mrs.
Ehmann reading a newspaper that con
tained an account of his dismissal from the
prlnclpalship of the Ferguson SchocL Fear
ing that she would see it, he voluntarily
told her of the matter and doclaxed that he
was innocent. Then he retired to his room
and undressed before be drank the poison.
This was about 11 o'clock. Shortly after
midnight Mrs. Ehmann heard him groan
ing and asked Miss Martha Fuenddng, his
stepsister, to see it he was sick. She re
turned and aild that he did not" answer her.
Mrs. Ehmann then went Into the room and
the first thing that attracted her attention
was the odor of carbolic acid. She saw that
her son-in-law was unconscious and sent
for Doctor Potts, on Easten avenue. Be
fore he arrived Rapp was dead.
Rapp was Si years old and came to SL
Louis County about ten years ago torn Co
lumbia, IIL He taught BChool In Columbia,
before coming to Missouri. Alter coming
to this State he taught the Washington
Bchool for ieveral years, and then succeed
ed Professor Victor Spiegelberg as principal
of the Ferguson School, on the Olive Street
road.
He was well liked by the directors, John
Grueninger, 8r Owen Hannon and Fred
Stills. Three weeks ago 14-year-old Lena
Jacob appeared before them and said that
her principal had treated her unjustly. A
special meeting of the board was called.
Rapp was present with Mr. Mudd to defend
himself, but hi accusers did not appear.
But the director's dlsnused him anyway
and then the girl's father wanted a war
rant from the authorities In Clayton.
'Rapp denied the charges, but when they
became bq generally circulated concluded to
end ha life- . . .
' The charges, from a buslnes standpoint,
,,, t a particularly unfortunate time; for
Sn,. bo had eiwigrs takea aa artlre part
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in politics. Three years go he turned from
thn Democratic to the Republlcnn party
and was appointed Justice of the Peace by
the County Court for Wellston. He was
nuerwara reappoiniea. nis lerm 01 oi.il-c
would have expired next November and he
( was a candidate for re-election. The nomi
I rating primaries will be held next Satur
I day. Rapp had four opponents and the
! charges proved a veritable boomerang to
, tils . candidacy. Some of his stanchest
friends declared they would not support
him, and It is said that one personally de
nounced hlii In Wellston Friday evening.
Some confusion existed yesterday over
the difference between the Ferguson school
on the Olive Street Road and the public
school of the town of Ferguson. Both are
generally known as the Ferguson school.
The Ferguson school on the Olive Street
road, of which Rapp was the principal. Is
situated in Central Township and the Fer
guson school In the town of that name In
St. Ferdinand Township. The people of
Ferguson intend to petition the County
Court to have the name of the Olive Street
road school changed.
WOULD'T TAKE THE LICENSE.
Mr. Baumgartner and Miss Forgiis
Did Not Want Notoriety.
Because Acting Marriage License Clerk
Redman would not promise yesterday to
keep their marriage out ofNtbe St. Louis
newspapers. Jacob F. Eaumgartner of Xo.
1522 Lofflngwell avenue and Miss Mary M.
Forgus of No. 1039 Granville place refused
to get a license and said they would go
j eome place where their marriage conld be
, kept secret.
j Both Baumgartner and his bride-elect are
! 22 yean old. They had hardly given their
j names to Mr. Redman before Miss Forgus
asked If their license would be kept from
' the St. Louis newspapers. "We are not
ready to go to housekeeping," she ex
plained, "and consequently we do not want
our friends to know our secret."
"I am eorry," replied the license clerk,
"but a publlo record Is kept of marriage
licenses end I could not guarantee that the
license wculd not be published."
"Very well then." said the young lady
with a pout, "we will not get a license here.
There ar other license offices besides this."
and then she walked out.
Becaupe Mra. Fred J. Wilker forgot tho
date of her birth, she came near not get
ting a marriage license in Clayton yester
day. Mrs. Wilker. who. when she applied
to the clerk, was Miss Rosa V. WIngerton,
said she. wa.s certain she was IS years old,
but she did not remember when she cele
brated her birthday. Clerk Redman said
he could not Issue the license and they
left. After walking around the block sev
eral time.-" the bride-elect refreshed her
memory, went back to the license office,
answered clearly all the questions put to
her and tnen secured the coveted document.
The other couples licensed in Clayton yes
terday were: John Gambles and Mary
Hoypher of Eellevllle and Charles Lewis
and Josie Kramer of St. Louis. '
REAL ESTATE AGENT HURT.
John Ross Thrown From Carriage
by Trolley Car.
John Ross, a member of the real estate
firm of John Ross & Co., Uvlng at No. 424S
Cook avenue, while riding east on Locust
f street near Eighteenth, early last evening,
. was thrown from his carriage In a collision
with car No. 1231 of the Comnton Helchts
division of the St. Louis Transit Company.
The car struck his carriage In the center
and threw it over on one side, hurling Mr.
Ross to the pavement. Doctor Westaver of
No. 810 Olive street was summoned and
dressed his Injuries, a scalp wound and
bruises on the face and body.
WILL BUILD A NEW CHURCH.
Lot Purchased by Church of the
Ascension. Episcopal.
The Church of the Ascension, Episcopal,
yesterday purchased a lot 60x180 feet ad-
nue, east of Gosdfellow avenue, and will
scon build a handsome edifice. -
The new. church will cost about K5,iO0,
but .construction will not begin until the
committee in charge has raised 523,000. It Is
Understood .that this amount Is assured
within a short time.
ST. LOUIS.
ANOTHER ALABMiNG
ES0MQR ABOUT KING
Reported That lie Suffered a Par
tial Stroke or Paralysis
Last Tuesday.
NO CONFIRMATION OF TALE.;
Twitching of the Muscles of the
Face Said to Have Preceded
Temporary Physical and
Mental Breakdown.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London. June 21. It isfinevitable that the
indisposition of King Edward during tho
payt week should give rise to sensational
; rumors as to his condition. The most cir
i cumstanttal of these is the following, the
authority for which is named as being "a
! personage In attendance on his Majesty":
For months' past the health of the Kin?
I has been far from good, and the strain im
j posed by prcparat.ons for the coronation
.M.lrY.1.. -it,,., rt fcr,t ,... In fi CdVffA n!VOU3
breakdown. This was followed on Tuesday
last by a stroke of paralysis.
"On Saturday last the King, against the
advice of Doctor Laking. declared himse'f
to bo able, and attended the military re
view at Aldershot. During that afternoon
his Majesty complained of a headache and
of weariness, but he refused to retire. Lat
er In the evening u serious collapse, mental
and physical, occurred.
"Sunday the King remained !n bed and
Monday he had so far recovered that ha
was able tn be taken to Windsor, reclining
upon an Improvised couch in a closed car
riage. The medical attendants felt consid
erable anxiety on account of the twitching:
of the muscles of the face. This symptom
continued Tuesday morning and was .'31
lowed In the afternoon by a slight stroke of
paralysis of the left side.
"Further complications have been avoided
thus far. The King takes daily drives in a
closed carriage and the present opinion of
his advisers Is that It will bs possible for
him to undergo the coronation ceremony o:i
, Thursday next.
j "The death of the King of Saxony wa3
seized upon as a welcome excuse for cancel
ing the state ball last night, and the Kin?
will remain In absolute retirement until
next Thursday."
There Is not the slightest offlclal or un
official confirmation of this alarming state
ment obtainable.
j A hrlsk business was done this week at
Lloyd's In the coronation gamble. The odds
were 100 to 3 against the event taking
place, or, to use the technical expression,
the rates on the risk of the King living un
til June IS ruled at 3 per cent rremlum.
Many thousands of pounds sterling were
underwritten on that basis, showing to
what extent public nervousness bas grown
into certain circles.
COMING TO MISSOURI
FOR BOER SUPPLIES,
British Government Will Make
Large Purchases of Farm Im
plements in St. Louis.
REPITBIJC SPECIAL.
Kansas City, Mo., June 2L Colonel John
G. Stowe, late Consul General to Scuth Af
rica, this morning received a formal notice
from the British Home Office to the effect
that John Churchman has been ordered to
some West to St. Louis and to Kansas City
for the purpose oi buying supplies for tho
Boers. .
"My notice reads," said the Colonel, "that
Mr. Churchman Is backed by the Imperial
Government for $375,000 for the purpose of J
purchase, mainly, of farm Implements. I do
not know that this Is the limit of the pur
chases to be made for the Cape pioneers.
' I do not think it Is. The fact that the pur
. chases are starting in here so early In the
reorganization encourages me to think that
American manufacturers will get the Iarg-
, est part of the business. It is certainly slg-
! nificant that Mr. Churchman comes to Kan
sas City and St. Louis direct."
Although he is no longer In the Govern
ment employ. Colonel Stowe is still com
mercially Interested in South African af-
i fairs. It was notable that during his con
I sulate he did much to build American tradx.
The reports show that exports from this
country Increased five fold during Stowe'a '.
administration.
RECIPROCITY TREATY
MAY BE SENT TO SENATE.
President Conniderlnc Plan Which
Would Obvlnte Extra
Session.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington. June 21. Unless President
Roosevelt makes a complete change in his
plan, no reciprocity treaty with Cuba will
be sent to the senate during the present
session, and there will be no extra session
called after the adjournment tho first week
In July. The President Is not now negoti
ating a treaty with Cuba.
Reciprocity by legislation was no sooner
declared to be dead by the leaders and ad
mitted by the administration than reciproc
ity by treaty began to be considered, as al
ready announced. So far as perfected at
present the plans for this only contemplate
tho negotiation of a treaty with Cuba dur
ing a long Tecess and its submission to the
Senate for ratification at the beginning of
the short session in December.
Senator Foraker, who had a talk with
the President to-day over the Cuban situa
tion, said later at the Capitol that there
was no possibility of a treaty being sent in
before adjournment. Senators Frye and
Hale of Maine and Senator Aldrlch of
Rhode Island, important leaders at all times
In the session, and parUcularly so during
the last days, are all opposed to having a
treaty precipitated on Congress at this time.
They think that It would only cause a bit
ter fight and Increase the factional difficul
ties within the party.
Whatever has been done so far In the mat
ter of negotiations Is altogether preliminary
and only "1U1 a view of ratification in De
cember, when Congress meets again.
Certificates Front aiinlne Beard.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Springfield, 111., June 21. Among the suc
cessful applicants for State certificates In
the examination conducted June 1620 by
the State Mlnlns Board were the following:
Mine managers John L. Jenkins, Fairbury.
Mine examiners Walter Havron, Sorento;
William Yelnm, Gillespie: Michael Lonlan,
Ceutralla. Hoisting engineers 3. J. Row
land, Divemon: Thomas Chorjton, Blrkner;
J. F, Boots, Germantown.
MO.. SUNDAY. JUNE 22. 1902.
CUBAN REPUBLIC
FACES A CRISIS.
Lack of Credit Leads to Complete
Stagnation of Business
Throughout Island.
GOVERNMENT WITHOUT FUNDS.
Revision of Tariff Is Under Con
sideration More Sugar Indus
tries Suspend and Unem
ployed Army Grows.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Havana, Cuba, June. 21. Developments
of tho last week fully confirm the state
menu to Tho Republic a week aso. Those
statements were underdrawn rather than
overdrawn, c'nd the situation has becomB
even more tense this week.
Cubans generally, Incluilng officials, have
become convinced that nothing will be done
by the American Congress, and no relief Is
now looked for in that quarter.
The week has shown further suspensions
in the sugar industry, an increase In the
number of unemployed and greater appre.
hcnslon for the safety of life and property
In the country districts.
A considerable number of estates have
been obliged to entirely suspend the usual
preparations for another season, becauso
they have neither money nor credit. Large
estates, like the Provldencia, Hormignoros.
Soiedad. S-inta Lucia and Santa Gertrude,
arc reducing their field forces to the utmost
possible llinlt.
Increase of Poverty.
All reports received from the sugar-producing
sections declare that there is a con
stant Increase of poverty and distress, and
serious prospects foi tho coming days. The
Government Is considering an increase of
the number of the Rural Guard, which,
public oplulon insists. Is necssary for pro
tection. In Interviews yesterday several leading
merchants and bankers of Havana assert
ed that there was complete stagnation of
business throughout the country, and all
are seeking to close outstanding accounts
preparatory to weathering the coming days
of commercial paralysis.
Merchants report large stocks of merchan
dise on hand and few orders being placed
for Imports. A prominent broker is au
thority for the statement that July impor
tations will show a large falling off. with a
consequent marked reluctlon In revenues
of the Government. Th'-s Is bised on the
knowledge of orders placed. The local olllce
of the American Mercantile Company states
that failures of country merchants are oc
curring constantly, and Increasing from
week to week. This reacts on wholesale
houses In Havana, several of which are re
ported on the verge of insolvency.
No widespread Commercial crisis Is antic
ipated, however, because the firms rely, as
heretofore upon European creditors to carry
them through. All reports declare that
business corfldence is shatterel and say
that country mefcliants do not dare buy,
and wholesale houses are afraid to sell, be
cause of the fear of seizure, of goods with
out pavrnent by tho lawless element of the
hungry unemployed.
These statements are made by the best
informed and most competent authorities in
the Island, Including leading me chants,
bankers and planters These conditions are
also well knovn to the Government officials,
who aro seeking by all possible means to
avert widespread calamity and disorder
resulting from the poverty of many p antets
and distress among the laboring classes.
Government Faces a Crista.
In government matters, as In Industrial,
the country is faced by financial destitution.
Assertions of the sound financial condition
in which the Government was left by the
Americans are wholly unsupported by facts.
Otherwise officials would not be obliged to
spend so many hours of anxious discussion
In an effort to discover some method of se
curing the necessary revenue and put money
Into circulation through the country, which
would enable thousands of Impoverished
persons to live by honest labor.
Among the methods now under considera
tion Is a bounty to cano growers. Tlieie is
a proposition by which it Is hoped the cat
tle Industry will be greatly stimulated and
the island be enabled to supply its own de
mand for fresh and salted meats, which are
now imported.
Preslucnt Palma states that It is his In
tention to use every effort to effect an im
mediate general revision of the tariff w.th
a special view to the interests of the Cuban
people and the Government. As it now
stands the tariff shows consideration for
such American products as flour, bacon
and other supplies rather than for the
benefit of the Cubans.
The wohle atmorphero In official circles
is one of great anxiety, because there ex
ists no reason to expect that curernt rev
erues for the coming months will be ade
quate to meet even the most economical ex
penditures, while the nominal balance left
by the previous ndm'nlstratlon is quite in
sufficient to cover outstanding contracts and
obligations incurred by that administration.
The amount of these contracts has not yet
been ascertained, but It Is known that they
will approximate a million dollars.
WILL GO TO ST. JOSEPH.
Jefferson Marching- CInli and Drnm
Corp to Attend State Couventlou.
Tho marching club and the -drum and fife
corps of the Jefferson Club will attend the
State Convention at St. Joseph, July 22,
making a representation from the organi
zation of fully SCO. The drum corps of the
negro Jefferscn Club will also attend.
The decision to go to St. Joseph was
reached In an open mass meeting last night
at tho club. It was understood that the
club would attend either the Judicial Con
vention at-Springfield. Mo., on July S, or
tho State Convention. There was some ar
gument as to the relative Interest which
the two conventions are exciting.
As It was Impossible to attend both, Harry
B. Hawes, president of the club, announced
from tho platform that the St. Joseph Con
vention seemed to present the greater at
traction. Accordingly It was determined to
go there.
The drum and fife corps Is now larger
than ever before, and In their Colonial uni
forms it Is expected will make a good
showing. The negro drummers are prac
ticing vigorously. They gave an exhibition
of their Bktll with the drum sticks last
night In the Jefferson Club hall which was
roundly applauded.
The meeting last night was primarilv a
smoker and vaudeville entertainment. The
club was crowded, many being unable to
find even standing room In the hall for the
performance. Amons the Vaudeville num
bers were singers, comedians, bag punchers.
Impersonators, a whistler and banjo artists.
ALLIED THIRD PAItTY.
Charles 'Mensmcr Chosen Chairman
and Leo V. Dnry Secretary.
The Allledparty at Its convention at Clay
tan vesterday nominated Charles Kunst for
(congress in i": ."....
Charles Messmer, temporary chairman,
and Leo W Bury, temporary secretary,
were elected to permanently till their re
spective offices.
The candidate for Congress was placed
under a J1O.O0O bond, for the faithful per
formance of his duties. In cafe he Is elect
ed and tails to perform the pledges of his
party he- forfeits his bond to a committee,
who .-will devote the entire amount to
CDoctor J, E. Chambers, S. M. Ryan. H.
Hertz and Judge H. A. Tonga addressed I
the convention. .-
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PLAN WHOLESALE iVIUi
Mayor Hinchcliffe and the Vigilance Committee Hear of Plot to Assassinate All the Leading Proprie
tors Who Have Refused to Comply With Strikers' Demands Warlike Preparations at Police
Headquarters Make the Place Resemble an Arsenal Atmosphere at Paterson Is Sur
charged With Premonitions of .Coming Trouble Troop.i Are Still on Guard
and the Mayor Continues Grimly Determined.
POLICE CHARGING MOB OF RIOTOUS MEN AND WOMEN AT PATERSON.
Officers were instructed by Mayor Hinchcliffe to use their clubs most effectively. "If that doesn't
scatter the mob, you know what io do," he added, significantly. So resolutely was the order obeyed that
the riots incident" to a strike of dyers' helpers were quickly suppressed and the anarchists who started
them are in hiding.
Paterson, N. J., June 21. Mayor Hinch
hffe and members of the Paterson Vigilance
Committee learned to-night details of a
startling plot in which anarchists had con
spired to assassinate leading mlU pro
prietors and to wreck their property.
The conspiracy was hatched at a meet
ing of anarchists in Paterson last Thurs
day night. An agent of the Vigilance Com
mittee was present at the meeting, and,
knowing the Italian language perfecly.
heard men named who were marked for
destruction, and saw raised the hands of
men who volunteered to kill them.
The alleged grievances of the striking
dyers against their employers were first
discussed. This served to work the an
archists Into a passion. Then, said one,
"Let's kill some of them."
PLOT TO KILL IS
FIRST SUGGESTED.
"Kill some of them!" came the answer
from every man In the room. Then tho
time and the manner of the assassination
was discussed, and it was agreed that the
men should be destroyed on the night of
July 3. with dynamite bombs.
This time was selected for the reason, as
the anarchists said, that explosion of fire
works and toy cannons to celebrate Inde
pendent Day would then be familiar
sounds, and a bomb could be exploded with
less dancer of bringing the police in time
to catch the men who engaged to do the
deadly work.
VOLl'STEEnS CALLED TO
HO THE ULOODV DEED.
Then came the call for volunteers. "Who'll
kill Bobe Gaede?" was asked. Five an
archists in the room raised their hands.
"Who'll kill Emll Geerlng?" was the next
question. Only three or four hands went
up. As many more men volunteered to
kill Charles Auger. When the call came
for volunteers to kill Jake Weldemann the
hand of every man in the room was raised.
Following this there came a discussion
of the "capitalistic press."
"Let's blow up the Guardian office," said
one anarchist, who Is a bitter enemy of
newspapers.
"If we do that, then let us not omit the
Call," said another. "That paper is against
us."
NEWSPAPER OFFICES
ARE CAREFLXLY GUARDED.
Discussion of the plot to blow up the
newspaper offices went no further. At
least, volunteers were not called for to do
the work. The offices in question have since
that time been closely guarded at night by
both police and private watchmen.
When the details of the plot to kill the
men named, who are. the owners of some
of the largest dyehouses In Paterson, were
reported to Mayor Hinchcliffe late to-day,
he flatly said he did not believe It. He .le
manded to know where the Information
came from, and was told that the Vigi
lance Committee had revealed It. His doubt
seemed to disappear, and it Is believed that
the plot prompted the Mayor to issue to
night a proclamation forbidding the explo
sion of fireworks and the discharge of fire
arms In the city.
POLICE HEADaUARTERS
LOOKS LIKE ARSENAL.
Two hundred Winchester magazine rifles
cf the latest pattern arrived at police head
quarters to-day and the place took on the
appearance or an arsenal, loe weapons
were purchased by order of the Mayor, by
agents whom he sent to New York for the
purpose
With the rifles came a large consignment
of ball cartridges. There are now rlfiss
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Mayor, at a moment's notice, to put into
the hands of each of his 101 policemen, his
forty members of the Fire Department and
nearly If not all of the special deputies re
cently sworn In for riot duty.
These warlike preparations, despite the
unbroken peace that prevailed since the ar
rival of the troops, have occasioned some
surprise, but they have not been made with
out cause. The atmosphere of Paterson,
though outwardly calm. Is surcharged with
premonitions of coming trouble.
There is no prospect yet of the militia be
ing returned to their homes, and Mayor
HInchllffe, when asked how. long he la
likely to need the soldiers' help, shakes his
head ominously and says:
"That is a thing no man can 'telL"
WORKMEN UNDER GUARD
IN TUB MILLS.
All day the 160 men detailed for guard
duty at the various mills where . trouble
had been fsared remained at their posts,
the mlU owners providing accommodations
for them Inside, their building and dolus
POLICE RECEIVE HIFLES.
what they could to make the men com
fortable. Calls came hurriedly to-day from the pro
prietors of two more of the big mills who
had dee'ded that they, too. wanted military
protection throughout the coming night.
In response Company F, of the First
Regiment, under command of Captain Fra
ser. left the Armory bulMing at halt-past 5
o'clock this evening, and half of them
marched to the bis silk mills of Knipscher
& Mass, where they were posted for sentry
duty around the establishment.
Up to a late hour to-night there had been
no trouble resorted there.
The remainder of Company F was hur
ried to the mills of Emll Geering, where it
ERCE ATTACK ON COLLIERY.
Guards Overpowered and the Workmen Are Beaten Into Insensibilfc
ty by Strikers and Their Female lielatives and Friends Sher
iff's Deputies Arrive After the Trouble Is Over
Barbed Wire Fence Now Surrounds Property.
ANTHRACITE STRIKE HAS
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Wllkesbarre, Pa.. June 21. The sixth
week of the miners" strike ended to-nllht,
and during that time those losses which can
be estimated have reached the enormous
sum of 35.335.000.
A mob of between S00 and 1,000 men, wom
en and boys, armed with clubs, some car
rying flags and many of the women brooms,
marched this evening from the vicinity of
Shecandoah upon the group ot four Lehigh
Valley coal company collieries near there.
When the mob arrived at the collieries it
spread out until the place was surrounded
, , . , . j .
and wavlns clubs. The few coal and iron
police on guard made little resistance In
the face of such a number, while few ot the
workers waited to argue the matter, but
threw down their tools and rushed to meet
the mob and agreed to Join it.
Some were then roughly handled, while
others who remained in the boiler and
flr rooms were dragged out and beaten
with clu)S. !
The women were especially violent,
shrieking out "Kill them!" "String them
up!"
Then men satisfied themselves with beat-
in,- nrtA tflAtlni, enmo nf tho wnrbflr. ttntll I
they were unconscious or badly injured and
driving the others away. Some they held
prisoners and carried along with them.
When the Deputy Sheriffs arrived the at-
fair was over, although the mob was still
threatening, nnd It took some time to drive
mem ou. 4iie riui uli hus teu m uuiu . j
mines and then the mob started back over
the road It had come and dispersed.
No arrests were made owing to the tem
per of the mob, but several of the leaders
who were recognized will be arrested. The
company will Insist that Sheriff Beddall
protect the workers, and will try to get
their men back who were driven off, or else
Import new men to fill their places.
A force of coal and Iron police was gath
ered at the place to-night, and barbed wire
1 fences were erected as a partial guard
t against attack.
Ths afternoon President Mitchell was in
conference for some time with District
Presidents Nichols. Fahcy and Duffy, and
while he would not say what was done It
is understood that final touches were put
to the statement that he Is to Issue, in rc
' ply to the operators" letters to him. pub
lished two weeks ago.
It is said that the statement will present
to the American public a clearer view of the
situation than has ever been published be
fore, and earn them mueh sympathy.
This afternoon a carload ot emigrants
newly arrived in this country was sent from
Philadelphia Into the Pottsville region, and
there distributed In the collieries ot the
Pennsylvania and Reading' Company. They
will be used chiefly in general laboring woik
about the mines and taught hpw to work
at the Ores. A tresh importation of col
lege boys, twenty in number, also reached
the Pottsville district, assigned to the col
lieries of that region. Others are expected
on Monday.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
immediately went Into garrison and posted
pickets for the i-fcht.
For nearly fIx hours to-day In the head
quarters ot the Unied Silk Workers of
America, at No. 34 Railroad avenue, dele
gates representing the five branches of the
silk Industry wrestled with the proposlUon.
for calling out all their men on Monday,
and causing a general strike of the 23,000
silk workers at Paterson In support ot the.
striking dyers and dyers' helpers. There
was much eloquence, which no outsiders
were permitted to hear. Whca It came to
a vote, eight of the sixteen delegates voted
for the general strike ta be called for Mon
day, and the oth-r eight voted against it.
The deadlork remained unbroken when tha
session adjourned at S o'clock this evening.
ALREADY COST $35,395,000.
E0l
ITEMS OF LOSS IN THE
ANTHRACITE COAL STRIKE.
Losses to operators' In price ot coal
(normal). 15.520.000.
Losses to mine workers in wages,
7,770,000.
Loss to employes other than min
ers made idle by the strike, 1,920,000.
Loss to the business men of coal
region, 3,200.000.
Loss to the business men outside
the region, 3.000.000.
Cost of maintaining coal and Iron, 4
i .v ponce, woo wo.
'v .f . ,..,
Cost of maintaining nonunion meal
JS3.000. ..
Estimated damage to mines and.
machinery, 1.E0O.O0O. .
Total C5JS3.000. .
NEW TRIAL RANTED BATS0N.
Missouri Man Charged With Mnr
der in Louisiana.
. R!.pnD"c sl ECJAI'
j ew Orleans. La., June 2L-The Louisiana,
f Supreme Ccurt to-day granted n new trial
I In the case of Albert Edwin Batson, Jor-
merlv of Solekanl. Mo., convicted of the
murder of the Earl family near Jennings, J
The murders attracted general attention;
at the time. Mr. and Mrs. Earl and (their v
four sons" being butchered. Batson, SWho r
had worked for the Earls, was m!3slng"5
after the murder, and was subsequently
arrested at the home of his mother- at j.
Splckard, charged with the murder. ,Goy-.
ernor Dockery would grant the requisition X
papers only on the promise that there would, J
be no lynching. "'
The case was tried at Lake Charle. where '
strong evidence was given against Jta,Lson.;j
nnd he was found eullty. The Supreme) -r
Court overruled the verdict to-day, and. re- .
manned the case to tne taicasjeu jjuanes '.
Court for a rew triau
Hnrrlaunrgr Votes for Saloons.
RETTBLIC SPECIAL
Harrlsburg, III.. June 2L An electlon.waa
held hero to-day to vote on the question' of ,-
grantlnir saloon license, and the license, tick--T-
et won by a vote of 114 to 35. The Council. 5
13 a tie on tne license question, ana it, as, v.
doubtful If license will be granted. Harrto.fi
burg has. been without saloons for the past i.
ten years, auu ai, me prest-ut, uuiu u ,w.
deeply In debt. ' -I
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Sam Jonea'i Brother Dolus IlevlTOl. f.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Harrlsburg. III.. June 2L The Reverend!:!
Joseph Jones, a brither of Sam Jones, ,tha
Georgia evangelist. Is conducting . atea!
days" meeting In the courtyard In this, city; .
which is being attended by people froajiu f j
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