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ENGINEER KELLAR WAS KILLED. BLIC. 1Q04 SENATOR MAKES STATEMENT REPUBLIC SPECIAL 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 the offer. 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 engineering skill. 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. Morgan). 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. JONES'S ATTITUDE ASTONISHED DEMOCRATS. 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. unquestioned. 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. sstassssssussssEBsssssssssssssB sMHssssssssH CHssssssfiR?f!- -iVPRisssssi SssMrHssssKI'Wpfa HPbWssssKSI;-' '? '5w bfSssssssssssssssk1' S "S'fls'-ll istssflssssssssssssssssssHM -V,j kOMfcSi KiflissssssHHHBffllv ' : vK yflM K9isssssHessR' -K kKssssssalsssssBlPsVQ-- :5 S-X ufssssssssssssssBMBtAivv 2? 3sS arssssssssssRB; ' v ii - --jM DSBBBBBBBSBBSl.-lHBSBBBKSft'Jr iSBBBBBSlB ssssssHHssH V' x- Hf - -?-'- assssssuH IssssKtwifc ajfllfT' iWHln ssssssssssssBX ' fiHsssssssassssssssC SENATOR JAMES K. JONES. Panama possibility bad In no sense pre sented Itself. "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 United States." 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 McKINLEY'S ATTITUDE. 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 that route. LEADING TOPICS IN TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT 4:31 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:17. WEATHER INDICATIONS. 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. Page. 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 Nugent's' Departure. 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. 8. Editorial. The- Stage. From the. Great Poets. 9. Republican, Vote. In Primary To-Day. Wbrkhouse Prisoner Escaped In Wagon. 10. Republic-' "Want" Advertisements. Birth, Marriage and Death Records. 11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ada 12. Stock Market Displays Signs of Renewed Life. 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 Their Journey. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. 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 cut. Baggageman M. W. Hrissett, bruises. Mrs. Samuel Rodes of No. E30 Cherry street, Kansas City, side hurt and shaken up- 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 head cut. 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, bruises. Conductor E. II. Burke of Kansas City, bruises. A Uttle girl from Marshall, legs cut and wrenched. 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 injured. 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 twenty-five years. 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. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. 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 Shelby. 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 produced. 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 of Pennsylvania. 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 treasurer. 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' organization. ANTHRACITE MISERS 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 Btrike. 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. SOFT-COAL .MEN 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 lenges yet. 4 Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mis- A CONFIDENTIAL WINK. MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE 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. Hair, sandy. Eyes, light blue. Clothes, dark. Nose fractured and turned slightly upward. 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 the interest. 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 affair. 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 secured. 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. SlULLERING'S QUEER 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 considerable money. DID PRESIDENT VIOLATE CIVIL-SERVICE RULES? Senator Cnrmnclc Says Mlas Taylor's Dlscharce Wns a Flasrant Offense. 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. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. 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 the mob. 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 stones. 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 rlght.orm. 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 ! m 4 i l I is Lj W., Ji?gites&s J:--K'?J'y- KS jrS"