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Taken From buamp.
NZW YORK, July 12.-The mystery
that has eleahed the idetity of the
beautiful girl whoe bedy was fead
on April 30, 1910. buried 1ndr a Pit#
of refuse on the edge of the Outten
Rush Swamp, near an abandoned saw
mill. outside New Ca1a, Ceous.. may
be- solved within a 9z dayp.
To the bellet that victim of the
most baffliag mystery is the history
of C6maeetent Mrs. Aiasa U lte
bask Waraday. w disappears .wo
her home in this city es Neeober S.
11, the authorities have doelded to
exhume the body is the hope of hav
Ing the identileatlon made positive.
Mrs. Veronia Muller, mother of
the long-mining woman. assured a
reporter yesterday that she feels posi
tive the swamp victim, who died from
the effects of unnafeesary opera
tion, was her daughter.
She has identifed a pleture at the
face. takes shortly after it was fogad.
as that of Anna., She has iSeo recog
ised two mother-of-pearl buckles.
attached to the belt of the dead .firl's
Jacket, as one her daughter had worn.
They are -of such a peculiar design
that she insists she cannot be mis
The description of the stamp vic
tim given by the Connecticut State
police tallies in minute detail with
that of Mrs. Waraday, for whom a
futile search has been made through
out the country since her disappear
snee was reported to the New York
police in February, 1917, three months
after she had dropped out of sight.
At the time the newspapers were
printing long accounts of the baf
fling swamp mystery in Connecticut.
Mrs. Muller was dangerously ill, at
the point of death, and heard noth
ing of It. As the victim was reported
to be a woman about twenty-four
and Anna wan seventeen when she
disappeared the mothsr's friends
failed to see any connection between
the two.
But Mrs. Muller explained yesterday
that her dayghter, the mother of a
boy. Willie, now four years old, who
lives with his grandmother. hsd.un
dergone sueh trouble in- her married
life that she loo'ked several years
older than she was. Mrs. Muller said:
"After searching all over the coun
try, visiting hospitals. asylums, and
morgues, without gettlpg trate okiler,
I only learned recently qf the swamp
mystery. I immediately conmmuni
cated with the Connecticut authorities.
the missing persons bureau here. and
Assistant District Attorney Unger.
who has possession of the clothes
worn by the girl found near New
"Previous to the last time I Paw
Anna she had' been away three
months. When she returned she told
me that she had been working fqr
some rich people in the .country.
but never told me where. It wasnt
until February. 1917. that I learned
sha had disappeared on November 6,
1916. Her husband told me that she
had suddenly left him with the Jaby
outside the rooming house, where he
had gone to live with her again. I
took the baby, and he has been with
me ever since.
"If that body isn't Anna's I am
sadly mistaken. It would be better
to know that she was dead. even
though she died such a horrible death
and was thrown into a lonely. swapip,
than to suffer the terrible suspense of
not knowing where she is-whether
she is dead or alive. 'If It does prove
to be Anna. I- can in time reconcile
myself knowing that she is better 'off
than if she was lealing a life of mis
ery. If it turns out that It is not
Anna, perhaps I may have to go on
until my death-not knowing."
Mrs. Muller, sad-faced, gray-haired,
will go to Connecticut this week
when Frank Varelli, of the State
police. has the body exhumed. He
said yesterday tpjiat he plated great
hope in Mrs. Muller identifying the
victim. With that phase of the case
settled, .he said, the State detectives
would immediately renew their ac
tivities in seeking the person respon
sible '(or the girl's death fifteen,
months ago. -
It was said that the body had been
lying in the swamp from three weeks
to two months. Detectives decided
that the wontan had-died in New York
and the body had been taken to the
swamp in an automobile.
Edward Knutson, a carpenter, told
the police that three weeks before
the body was found -he passed the
sawmill at noon. Standing on the
edge of the road wasn a large black
limousine, bearing a New York
license number. No one was in the
car, which stood about 200 feet from
where the dead girl was found.
Glilbert Stevens, proprietor of a
garage at New Canaan. also told of a
limousine, probably the same one,
stopping at his place late in February
for gasoline. He noticed a blanket
covered bundle o~i the rear seat, so
like a human body that he inquired
what it was. The driver grinned and
"Oh. that's a drunken pal we're
taking back to New York."
Attemtpts at "Aridity" AII\Fall, and
Wine "Growinig" Quickens With
Return of Anas.
MELBOURINE, July 12.-Activities
of William J. Bryan and other advo.
cates of aridity in the United States
are known here. Sporadic attempts
at similar efforts in Australia have
either died a-boraing or are slumber.
ing In innocuous desuetude, awaiting
a more gpportune time than the pres
ent to bob up again.
With return of the Ansacs from the
world war, a suddeta revival of grape
growing set in, At one soldier settle.
ment, near here, no less than 1,000
acres of virgin soil were planted with
the luscious grape,
The ministry of agriculture gave
every encouragement to the move
ment, and Minister Dunn declared hu
looked upon the wine-growing indus
try as ,pne of the commnonwealth's
Car Tie-CA
inents in the very nwa figtere
industrial weil-being of the na
feot of the winter sesss.
' The lateretate ' Cemmis- 4
a" bas just v spel
hearing en the subject a ut Wpply
and distributin of see ears, at
whie witnesses have palated ps
ture wherein Ameriesa iadsst Sp
pears with its bask t the'well, 40
aserately lghting off an unpreOeted
ertage of the type of ears aee
ry for heavy and higbly g.tal
Out of this situation may. ese -a
renewal is eves aere 'drotie s pe
of. the priorities 4n4 the diserimila
lin between esseWtial and Banseas
til commedities whibk the Gevern
eant was fereed to make effective
during the war.
Ameriean life has boeme so inter
jonking and isterdepondent in all its
phases that the breakdows of o0
braneh of activity drags with it to
dormancy and dangerous stagnatioe
as entire category of other'business
3P1GMT 'we c8,aju CONGEimTION.
The switchmen's strike in April
stopped car movements. We have
seem is the past few monthe how the
railroade have been valiantly at
tempting to clear general railroad
congestion. They have succeeded in a
measure as to the congestion of cars
used for general merchaatllse freight.
This situation is much easier. Now
arises a new situation conBined to
open-top cars, gondolas, the type used
for hauling coal and similar heavy
While the congestion in merchals
dise freight has been easing, there
has been comparatively little im
provement in the situation as to open
top cars. Coat operators have had
dificulty in getting cars to move
their product, with the Oesult that
public utilities and big industrial
plants are in danger of closing. Rep
resentatives of New York city told
the commission that a very slight
turn for the worse in the situation
would stop New York's subways and
leave the city without either electric
or gas light and with no clevators
running to the s4yscraptrs.
- That part of tha' United lStates situ
ated northwest of the Great Lakes
burns coal which it obtains frop the
Wttsbura'h district and Ohio mines.
The lake season of navigation extends
only from April to November. Usual
coal mqvement for the ensving wfiv
ter begins on the opening of naviga
tion. This year It has not, because
0lices hsve bbe - so high and cars
so unavailable. Grave fears are en
tertained -lest not enough coal be
shipped over-the lakes to the North
west to keep that section from barely
escaping freezing and from seeing
its business halted next winter.
If coal cannot be shipped across the
lakes, the iron ore mines cannot ryn
ad the ships danpot briag ore down
to the Pittsburgh and Youngstown
smettet's. This will mean the shutting
down of the steel mills. Witnesses
representing the steel industry testi
fied Ie'Fore the commission that ufi
less improvement comes shortly, the
American steel industry must suspend
operaties this winter. Unemploy
'ment for seores of thousands of men
wbuld result.
Now the Interstate Commerce Com
mission issued an order grantiri pri
ority to coal shipments for thirty days
from June 21. 7his has been in op
erstion. but many business interests
in the country say it has done as much
harm as good.
''he 'cominission's order provided in
effect that all open top cars must be
used exclusively to ship coal to the
sections which are -hort.
Open top cars normally are tsed for
roany things beside coal. They are
used for froi and steel articles, are,
crysh~ed stpne, sep-l. 'aravel and i-u'h
road building 'material. The oirdei
withdrew these oars from these in
dustries and turne d thern over t, the
movement of coi1.
The resu't has been that the con
struction of ro&a.I he atopped. Oien
eral building -nalerial also .novez in
open top 'cart. an4 'ho diverslim oi'f
these cars to _-oal his resulted in tb'
practically ' complete . stoppage c f
build.ag all over the country.
In viee .of the housing shortage
which already exists as a result of
retarded building during the war, the
suspension now is especially serious
Washington is short of .houses, but
its'con'structors are ex.periencing the
greatest difficulty m .obtaining raa
terial. -Ask any Washingtoun contrac
tor if he is getting all the cement or
ifme he-wants. They are hauling it
in from great distances by - tnotor
truck, but this nieans Cahnot bring 'it
fast enough.
[email protected] TRUCUCC NURDENED.
This brings us to the importance of
the roads and the effect of the .:ar
shortage upon them. The fact that
the railroads cannot ulove the fre'ght
has driven hundreds of thousands of
tons of freight ont, the highways in
motor trucks. Now a road looks to
the everage city man like a solid per
nmanent sort of thing, but it is .much
like the beq you sleep in, which mist
be made up every mornIng. If a
road is not maintalined, it quckly deC
terioratess Diversion of heavy motor
truck traffic to the 'highways haste'ns
the depreciation; car shor-tag3 Ire
vents shipment of rosnd nmaterial to
make the needssary repatrs. Cause
and egfect interlock disastrously.
The same is true of the great steel
industry. The steel men say that un
less coal can be hastened acroes the
lakes the ore cannot come down, to
give them their raw material. On the
other hand, the shortage of cars has
resulted in vast accumulatIons o1finn
ished materials at the milig which
cannot find ears for outbound ship
ment, these cars being used for the
coal. Unless the congestion caused
by the huge and increa~ing piles of
finished articles at the mills can be
relieved, the mills will have to close
down. If they can't get cars to move
their product they must close. If they
can't get coal across the lake and
coke to their furnaces they must
close. If the cars are used for coal
they can't be used to cut down the
accumulations. The Carnegie Steel
Company alone has accumulations of
.000 carloads at its plants in thne
Pittsburgh district. The steel mills
are damned if they do and damned
if they don't.
But it is as important for the buy
ers of steel to get theIr orders de
livered as it is for the steel companies
to ship out the piles of finished arti
cles which are clogging their yards.
The short oil supply has increased the
p I Erphen
reads to speed up ear move
depends in large maun the
408 OWd pualoiwry the Coal
baren em theel ears. The mosep
sly of mre y oa for the purpose of
relevI the eoal aed prevents the
stlo m delivrag oil pepe
and other materials which would In
stesse oil prode.tio. The Standard
Oil Cmwl y ha seventeen tankers
u4der eensarvetien to bring l from
Mealoe to relove the shortage, but
annot emplete them because the
nteel mills, Oitheugh they have made
the pert" for the ships, cannot got
the ears to ohip them out, the cars
beag used for coaL
All down the line the situitien is
roastng dangerously against itself.
The evils in tib situation interlock
and'aggravate h other.
House and ro building contract
or# all over the country are in dire
straits. They cannot get the ma
terial to go ahead with their con
tracts and consequently their equip'
most is idle, they are discharging
their gangs. creating an unesploy
moat problem, and the banks and
bond houses which have been carry
ing the contractors are becoming
restive. Roads are going to pieces
under the pounding of the trucks and
dwellings and schoolhouses and hoe
pithIs are not being built or re
paired. In some cities scores of
blocks of city streets are out of use
because the materials to repair them
cannot be shipped.
The Federal Bureau of Public oads.
the States, the counties and cities of
the country have this year a billion
dollars in cash to spend on road im
provement. This is three times as
much as ever was available before in
any one year. Yet scarcely a rod of
road is being built or repaired in the
country today because of the car sit
uation. The men a billion dollars
would employ are idle: this vast sum
is being withheld from their pockets.
and the benefit of their labor is being
withheld from the nation.
Descriptions of the evils which ex
ists as a result of this car situation
could- be multiplied almost intermin
ably. For instance, cotton picking
has begun in the South and yet both
gotton and cottonseed will be held
ba*k from consumption because the
cotton gins of the South have not
enough coal to start tie sepparation
of the fiber from Need.
Many remedies have been suggest
ed for the situationl. fhe' Intr
state Commerce Comi sion is con
sidering all angles and within a week
or ten days will issue some sort of
order to relieve the sitaution. Prob
ably it wilt extend the coal priority
order for thirty days, with modifics
tions to permit some of the open-top
ars to be used for other commodities
than coal. It probably will stop re
consignment of coal. a system where
by coal brokers. specIulIt ors. galo
lit coal. keeping it out of use and
keep the cars in which it is stored
tied up.
The speeding up of railroad service
is regarded generally as the only
solution of the problem. This would
mean faster handling of cars by the
railroads and shorter periods of de
tention of shippers and receivers of
coal. What is to be done in the way
of stopping shipments of coal to
factories engaged in non-essential
manufacture will depend on whether
the situation becomes more or less
acute. When.,it is considered that
the commission was told there is not
a car of coal for sale East of the
Mississippi river today. it would seen
that the situation cannot become
much more acute..
Back of t e whole situation looons
*s a menace 'the labor situation. It 13
generally recognir.ed that the strike.'
on the railroads are responsible for
the serious. situation now existing
the high coal prices, the danger of
acute hardship and business suspen
Iion next winter. There is some ex
pectation that of the Railroad Labor
Bord grants the railroad workers
the billion dollar wage increase they
are hoping for this mq h. railroad
morale will be imprgo ed for a few
weeks and enough hustle can be
worked up to relieve the present
What moral this story points in
connection with renewed Government
operation of the railroads can be dis
covered by the reader, each according
to his temperament.
Army Aviator Breaks All Parsechute
Records in Leap at Kelly
Meld, Texas.
Lieut. John H. Wilson, of the Nine
ty-sixth AIr Squadron, I4Iy Field,
Texas. leaped from a ' Havilantd
airplane at an altitude of about 20.000
feet and made a sage landIng in a tur
nip patch, thus establIshIng a world's
record for i parachute jump and
proving thrat a chute will perform its
functions in rarefied air. The great
est parachtue jump heretofore re
corded was, a drop of 14,000 feet by a
nervy little Frenchman.
Lieutenant Wilson jumped with two
pasachutes, the second having been
attached to him for use in case of ac
Diuring the first few thousand feet
Lieutenant Wilson reported it was
diffcult to discern any downward nmo
tion. He appeared to be hanging mo
tIonless in the air. A minute or so
Iter, however, action came fast and
furiously. He dropped into a strata
of ether that was being disturbed by
a northerly gale and was buffeted
about like a chip on a stormy sea.
Three hundred feet from the ground
he pulled his second chute to insure
an easy landing, alighting gracefully
in a small turnip patch.
NICW YORK. July 12.--lrof. Albert
EinsteIn. whose mind conceived the
theory of relativity, has sent a letter
of thankf-'o D~r. Nicholas Mturray
utler, of Columbia liniversity, thank
ing him for the gold metal awarded
by Columbia to Minstein In recognI
tion of his work, in the field of
instein saw In the award an indi.
cation of the renewed solIdarity o
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