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"SOCIETY WOLF' STORY
COMPLETE IN THIS INSTALLMENT
In The Sunday Call ' -
VOLUME CYIL— NO.
MT. TAMALPAIS
VICTIM IS
IDENTIFIED
Murdered Woman Recognized
as Rose McKay, a Mill
Valley Domestic
POLICE ON TRAIL OF
DEAD GIRL'S COMPANION
James S. Tunsi Believed by the
Detectives to Hold Key to
Mystery
VANISHED AFTER. VIOLENT
QUARREL WITH WOMAN
IT has bceit established positively
that the young woman whose body
was found on the slopes of Mount
Tarcalpsis February 3 was Miss or
Mrs. Rose McKay, a domestic em
ployed for a time in Mill Valley by
Mrs. E. S. Tuttlc, now of 315 Sutler
street. San tranc^co. Tne authon
ties are sesrchi-g lor the woman s
companion, James S. Tunsi. alias
Toazy. a Swiss, with whom she ijved,
and who disappeared from his haunts
iHilfliinn' ' 'MMHubT \u25a0»iMiih iii \u25a0' "miifctf ~ — %m_li ijjp \u25a0— mm
in this city in July, 190 S. with the
statement that he was poing to Switz
|w» - mm . nt.- _,
erland. The man and woman qnar
, , . , \u25a0ijjgJby'riji' ii \ mra.
reled frequently, and the Mann county
ofncials believe that the missing'man
can clear up every detail of the mur
der. He dropped irom Mght in July,
1908, a few days after his companion
Lived Quarrelsome Life
Tanzi and the murdered woman
lived for several months after the fire !
at the Swiss-American hotel, 530
Eroadwav, this city, and there the
authorities uncovered many details of
tlie quarrclfome life lived by the two.
Tunsi was a nan of extrerneh- violent
temper and threatened many times to
kjl the woman if she did not give up
the excessive ose of liquor. -
Tee identification of the dead girl
was made by Mrs. Tuttle. who is the
wife of a local . rcctician. She was
impressed in reading the accounts of
the murder mystery in The Call, by the
i» mi iiwim pmmii " uminifcuM Wntmm "in JT 1 Jil'Mi I'lWilMiim "fffrVAffv- : -^t*~-«*i*- t
- v likenesses in the remains of the
victim to her former servant. The
p:.otcpraph of the watch and the 3eur
1
de lis pin made the chain of evidence j
*\-*n stronger, and articles of cloth- j
ing; described in The Calls accounts,
mad« Mrs. Tuttle certain that it was
Row McKay, whose t*dy had lain for
so many months exposed to the Eun
and rain on Mount Tatralpais' sides.
Positive of Identity
Mr*. Tuttle went to San Rafael last
w«r€k. sought out Coroner Frederick
lawyer, who the knew well, and told
of her suspicions. Sawyer showed Mrs.
Tuttle the articles and clothing found
on the woman, and this made the iden
tification certain. Mrs. Tuttle remem
bered well that her servant had come
from Eureka, ar.d the identification of]
the watch by Frank Wan«-ky. a Eureka |
jeweler, as one that he had repaired j
for a James McKay, only added surety
to the woman's identity.
Coroner Sawyer, Sheriff W. P. Taylor
and District Attorney Thomas Boyd
learned from Mrs. Tuttld that her serva
nt and Tun*i hare lived at the Swiss
American hotel in this city, and the
:>SkUls visits that place Monday
\u25a0light- They there found that they had
eorae. for the time being, to the end
of their search. Tunsi had left in
July. IVOS, taking with him two trur.k*
and leaving- no clew to his new ad
dree*.
Pursuit of Suspect
Aside from tracing the history of the
\u25a0woman in hope of discovering a clew
that may lead to the apprehending of
Tunsi nothing Is left but the pursuit
of the man.
"Tunci and the young woman, who T
at first thought was his wife — for so
ehc called herself," Mrs. Tuttle said,
"cAme to work for me at my Mill Valley
borne in June, ISOS. Tunei was em- |
ployed as a g-ardener and the girl as a J
domestic. The pair quarreled frequent- j
Iy and I discharged the woman after a
time for drunkenness. She became in
toxicated often. On the day I discharged j
her she and Tunsi had such a violt-nt I
quarrel that the neighbors rushed in,
feariss he would kill her. yy£/ f.l
-j^fter that Mrs. Tunsi, as we called !
ner> w-entw -ent to work for the Rochdale !
grocery company ia Mill VUley. but
there ehe became drunk, and was dis
charged <tefter about two weeks of em
ployment- She disapepared. and a few
days after that Tunsi came to me. told:
me that his" wife had gone, and that he
could not find her. He seemed relieved,
but shortly after that he, too, left, andj
I thought nothing more about the two
until I read the story of the girl's body
being found. Then I decided that the;
woman was Mrs. Tunsi."
Ran Away From" Portland
On one occasion the woman became
communjfcative and told Mr*. Tuttle j
tffat she had run away from <\u25a0 Portland. '
appressed by a stepmother's cruelty,
Continued on rage 2, Column 5
The San Francisco Call.
Actress Bride and
Wealthy, Husband
Lead Simple Life
Harry A. Rheinstrom and hisiwife, |
who was Edna Loftus.
HONEYMOON SPENT
IN SYLVAN RETREAT
Harry A. Rheinstrom and Act=
ress Bride Settled on
California Ranch
[Special Diipcich to The Call]
CINCINNATI. 0., Feb. 22.— "It's the
v"s.-- . -\u25a0 \u25a0 '\u25a0-:.• ''-' \u25a0-'\u25a0.-.- \u25a0%\u25a0..•-< v.-:..
simple life for us, and it's lovely be
. . .-\u25a0-\u25a0:. \u25a0-\u25a0-. •>>\u25a0\u25a0 .*•-\u25a0• "'*\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-. .-, \u25a0 \u25a0;:\u25a0> r-~y-;-"-yondr -~y-;-"
yond compare," was the first word since
they started on their honeymoon trip
west received from Harry A. Rhein
strom, the wealthy distiller, whose
mother tried to have him declared in
sane to stop his marriage to his little
English actress sweetheart, Edna Lof
:us. now his wife. The quotation is
from Mrs. Rheinstrom and the words
were uttered far away on the golden
coast, where the Rheinstroms have, se
cured' a five acre ranch embellished by
a real bungalow and well stocked with
chickens, pigs, cows and fruits, beauti
fied by tree shaded walks and open
"We are going to raise chickens,"
added Mrs. Rheinstrom. "Oh, of course.
we will 'raise other things, too. Harry
!$ a strong man, y6u know, and can
plow and hoe, and we will have all that
the heart could wish, and it beats the
city life ali to pieces. Cook? Of course
I can cook, and I'm going to make
Harry, proud of his domestic, wife. It's
better than balls and theaters and wine
suppers end all that, is this simple life,
and isn't it just beautiful all about the
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piace., % . .. . . .
The ranch the. Rheinstroms have se
lected and secured possession of is in
easy reach of San Francisco.
"I'm going to prove to his mother
that Harry is in good hand's."' added
Mrs. Rheinstrom, "and make her glad
he married me, and she may yet for
give him. for. after all. a mother should
be saijj-Sed if her. son is made happy."*.
CALIFORNIA GIRL GETS
$300 OF LARGE ESTATE
Left Small Bequest in Uncle's
[Special DUpalch to The Call]
BOSTON", Feb. 22. — In the remarkable
will of the late Thomas H. Dodge" of
Wo/cester, which, gives large sums-.to
various charitable institutions, Jane
Gay DoCge, a niece residing in Pied
mont. Cal., is left the sum of 5300. The
widow is left J150.000. and after sev
eral cash bequests are made the resi
due amounting to $122,300. .1s left in
trust for the purpose of establishing a
hospital for women and children on the
testator's home estate.
This fund Is to be untouched for 75
years. With the usual 4 per cent In
terest the fund will total $2,500,000. ,
About 15 charitable and fraternal or
ganizations beneat under the will.
AMERICAN COUNTESS
SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS
Former Mrs. Tilton of New
f .York Dies in Paris
P^RIS. Feb. 22.— Countess Stavra,
who was formerly Mabel Florence Til
ton, the wlfe,of Charles Tilton. a capi
talist of New York city, died today
following a brief illness. The countess
was born ; in r Olympia. .Wash-, and ''was
it noted beauty. Following the death
of her first husband she married Count
Stavra, a G reeky For the last 10 years,
since'the death of her second husband,"
the countess /.Hv*»d, in .Europe, spend
ing most of her time In s Pari*l
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1910.
MARTIN SHAKES
PLUM TREE ON
RUEF FAVORITES
Chief Issues Sweeping Order,
Making Many Changes in
the Upper Office
Captain Wall Becomes Captain
of Detectives, With New
Force Under Him
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The ax of Chief Martin, which has
hung suspended over the police depart
ment for weeks that all might be har
mony at the policemen's ball, fell last
night with sweeping effect and many
heads dropped into the basket. This,
however, seems to be only the first in
stallment, as no changes have - been
made in the commands of the different
districts and few, if any, of the clerks
at headquarters have been disturbed.
The list given out last night shows
that the old Schmitz-Ruef "gang is
again rising on the wave of favor of
the powers that be. %*'\u25a0,\u25a0?\u25a0
As predicted first in The Call, Cap
tain Eugene R. Wall is assigned to the
command of the detective bureau and
Captain M. O. Anderson is sent to the
harbor district, vacated by Wall. It
was arranged that Sergeant John J.
O'Meara,, former chiefs clerk, would
-
be appointed a detective sergeant and
assigned as assistant to Wall, but the
slate has been changed, and O'Meara
is merely transferred from the O'Far
rell street station to the southern sta
tion for station duty as sergeant- That
means that Captain Colby's disap
pointment at losing the job of captain
of detectives has been sweetened, as he
wanted O'Meara. >Vall also wanted
him, so Colby has triumphed. Detec
tive Sergeant Ed "Wren will now, it is
said, be assistant to Wall, which will
soften Wren's blasted aspirations for
the chiefs position.
Judge Property Clerk
Another prediction made by The Call
has been verified in the appointment
of_,PolicetQarj^; Bernard,^ J Judge - aa^
property clerk, to succeed Sergeant T.
A. Atchison. It was a neck and neck;
race between Judge and Corporal John
B. Collins, but Collins has been soothed
by being appointed a detective ser
geant- One of the surprises is the as
signment of E. L. Gibson - for station
duty with Company K. Gibson, it is
understood, had asked to be relieved i
as head of the identification bureau i
and assigned again for active duty as a
detective sergean^. and he had every
reason to belitvethat his request would
be granted. He will now rank as pa
troiman on station duty. Sergeant
Atchison. the property clerk, was to
take Gibson's place as head of the
identificaticm bureau, but Patrolman
Percy McPartland gets the job. Mc-
Partland was assigned from the iden
tification bureau for patrol duty about
two weeks ago, when several special
duty men were detailed for street duty,
but the order was in a few hours re- j
called. Atchison is, for the present, :
una^signed.
Many Detective Changes
Eight of the 11 detective sergeants
appointed by the late Chief Biggy and j
the only one appointed by former Chief
Cook are assigned for street duty, and '
among those who take their places are
Peter Fanning, George Graham and;
Sergeant James McGowan. who were 1
among the detective sergeant relegated '
to street duty by Biggy. Jeremiah F.
Dinar., chief under the Schmitz regime,
is returned to his old rank of detective
sergeant. Several of the, special duty
jnen were also identified with the Ruef-
Schmitz regime.
The transfers and assignments made
by the chief to take effect today are
as follows:
Captain M. O. Anderson is relieved
from duty as captain of detectives and
asigned for duty with Company Cj har
bor station.
Captain G. R. Wall Is assigned as
captain of detectives.
- Sergeant T. A. Atchison is relieved as
property clerk and will be assigned to
duty later -
Bureau Swept Clean
Officer Bernard J. Judge is assigned
as property clerk.
The following detective sergeants are
relieved from duty, to report for duty
-as follows: D. J. Driscoll. Company B;
J. A. Fitzgerald. Company H: J. B.
Freel, Company B^ A. J. Gaughran,
Company I; G. H." Mulcahey," Company
D; T. C. Murphy, Company B; A. T. Mc-
Quaide, Company B; William Proli,
Company G; Joseph Dedmondi Company
H; E. L. Gibson, Company E. to be de-~
tailed as station keeper, vice J. H.
Mann, who will report for regular dity."
The following members . of the de
partment were designated as detective
sergeants:; Corporal . J. F. Dinan. Cor
poral J. B. Collins, Sergeant James !
McGowan.' Officers Frank McGrayaa, 1
William Young, D. V. v Suilivan.'George
Graham, Peter/Fanning, William Min
nehan. _W. F. McHugh and P. D. : Mc-
Partland. * ' . , ", ;
P.. D. McPartland will be de
tailed in charge, of 'the bureau: of iden
tification to succeed E.'IX Gibson. ' '\u25a0
li ' The following officers ; on special ) duty j
are relieved, to report] to^theirjrespect-*
lye companies: Louis • Ballette.r Ar-FV
- \u25a0^Continued* on I'uge 3,"- Column VXV X
BUDGET FLAYED
AS DANGEROUS
TO HOME RULE
Nationalist Says Measure, If
Adopted, Would Prove a
Curse to Ireland
Indications Point to Warring
Party Supporting Cabinet
Through Crisis
[Specie/ Cable to The Cell]
LONDON, Feb. 22. — Denouncing the
budget in stinging terms, William
O'Brien, nationalist, came dut fiat
footed today in the house of commons
in his opposition to the measure, which
he sa!d would prove, if adopted, a curse
to Ireland. J He also declared that the
best thing the present house could do
was to terminate its own existence.
Twits Redmond of Yielding
O'Brien twitted Redmond of yielding
to the government the substance while
retaining the shadow. Or, in other
words, he said, the government, for
the time being: at any rate, had the
budget, but all that tbe Irish people
had was a postobit for home rule upon
the death of the house of . lords.
Personally, he did "not regard the i
veto of the lords as so dangerous to ]
the success of home rule, as would be j
the passage of the budget.
O'Brien added that home rule would
be a curse if based upon tfre imperial^
scheme of taxation, and if the veto bill
was placed before the budget he was
satisfied that tlie chancellor of the
exchequer would have a weary wait for
his Irish taxes.
Flays House of Lords j
George N. Barnes, chairman of the \u25a0
parliamentary labor party, aligned the i
laborites with the nationalists and de
manded further assurances that Pre
mier Asquith would not delay dealing
with the lords' power of veto. The
labor members, he said, believed the
house of lords was a useless, irritating
barrier to democratic progress. The
elector, he added, expected decisive ac
lion. __ r \u0084./ - „... \u25a0'\u25a0.'*\u25a0 " \u25a0 •'\u25a0\u0084\u25a0
The political atmosphere was slightly
cleared by the announcement that the
nationalist at a meeting earlier, in the
day had decided not to move an amend
ment to the address in reply to the
speech from the throne.
Nationalist Resolution
The nationalist resolution follows:
Resolved, that having supreme
regard for the importance of the
constitutional struggle going on
between the two houses of parlia
ment, and being convinced that the
primary business, of this parlia
ment was to act on the mandate
given in the general election and
proceed forthwith to limit the veto
power now exercised by the house
of lords over all progressive legis
lation, the Irish party decides not
to complicate that great issue by
moving an amendment to the ad
dress, or, by balloting for bills and
motions during the present ses
sion.
This decision was accepted generally
to mean that, although John Redmond,
the. nationalist leader, had rendered
judgment against the government, he
and his followers had decided to defer
the execution of the sentence and not
to throw out the cabinet over the
budget while abstaining from support
ing the financial. measures as they ab
stained in the- last parliament.
Draft Veto Resolution
The cabinet" had a long council to
draft the veto resolutions and to de
bate the general situation. The result
of the deliberations was a speech In the
house of commons by Winston Spencer
Churchill president of. the board- of
trade, in which he announced the de
termination of the government to
stand or fall by the veto bill. This de
termination} should, to: some • degree,'
satisfy the Irreconcilables, who, it
should be remembered, in no way agree
among themselves, the laborites being
as strongly for the budget as the
nationalists are against it.
Any direct co-operation. between
these two parties with the express in
tention, of defeating the government is
improbable.
In fact, meetings of the labor party
have shown that there is a stroiyj feel
ing against any action likely to'defeat I
the ministry, while the nationalists
would not likely go beyond abstaining
from voting" 1 for the budget. Indeed,
the nationalists today decided not to
take any, action for the present that
"would eembarrass; the government.
Negotiations are now proceeding be
tween , the di^erent parties with a view
to; averting"; a 'crisis 'until the; budget' is
adopted and some progress' has been
made with the veto resolutions.
Urges Budget's Passage
Speaking from •' carefully prepared
notes, which showed that he was a
mouthpiece' of :\ the; government, Win
ston Spencer; Churchill declared in the
house of commons today -that the cabi
net would ; "stake its whole ; existence
upon the passage of the. veto bill, and
he promised 'that : a resolution em
bodying; its ; : principles :: i would be
brought forward at 'the earliest possi -
We moment.; He did not think any re
sponsible. member would .\ recommend
that the house exercise its p»wer of. re
fusing the necessary .supplies.'.: To:at
tempt :.to compel' a* "constitutional
Continued on \u25a0 Pa^e" 2, -ColnmuT^^l
RIOT RULES IN PHILADELPHIA
MILITIA MAY BE CALLED UPON
General Organizer C. O. Pratt
of the carmen, arrested in Phila
delphia on a .charge, of -.inciting
riot (upper portrait). Lower,
portrait— Mayor .. Reyburn of
Philadelphia; who may call upon
state -troops -today. .
BATTLING BURGLAR
BROUGHT TO BAY
Captured After Desperate Fight
With Night Watchman
in Store
Harry J. Clark, night-watchman for
the Mysell-Rollins bank note company,
battled for nearly ;an hour last .night
with a burglar who had attempted to
rob the barber, shop beneath the offices
of the paper company. * Clark and the
desperado clinched in what would have
been a struggle to the death had not
Policeman T. F. Fitzpatrick arrived in
time- Clark was terribly beaten about
the head with a black jack. He was
taken to the harbor hospital -for treat
ment, but only after he had seen his
prisoner locked up In jail. .
The watchman was , in the offlceof
the Mysell-Rollins company when.; he
heard a noise In" the- barber shop below
at 32 Clay* street!' -Descending ,he
peered through the~,win.dow and beheld
a tall man filling his ., pockets ' with
everything- within reach. Clark en
tered and as he did' so"* the robber
turned upon him. They grappled and
fell to the floor. ' There they, fought in
desperate . encounter. As they battled
they rolled toward. the door and in" the
excitement of the -fray broke through
and continued the fight upon the street.
Policeman Fitzpatrick heard the scuf
fle from afar and hastened to the scene.
He handcuffed the burglar and. gave
immediate attention to Clar's injuries.
At" the hospital the .\u25a0watchman was
placed under the care of Doctor Eiden
muller. .His head was -badly cut;from
the blows of a blackjack- -Later in" the
evening he was removed to his home at
681 : Harrison ( street.
-The- burglar, -who gaye his. name as
Edmund de Lambert, had a quantity
of .-barber's: supplies: secreted about,, his
person.' He .said .that; he was "2l; years
of 'age -and- a natire- of Canada.
T VVENT Y-TH R E E PERSONS
:\ ; '.?i7.KTLI:ED/.BV?AVALANCIiE'
Little Iceland Town Is ; Over
whelmed by Great Slide v
REYKJAVIK! Iceland,- Feb.>22.--^An
avalanche has, overwhelmed • Huif sdal,'
bnlsa. fiord,' 23 jpersons being v killed. \u25a0» ;
FIXE • TSL. SPOKA!TE^Jpok«.D*,v Feb. i 22.— Fire
- » hich ; tUrted : «n , the : bal«einent* «f :\u25a0\u25a0 the Syimsss
; ? boiWlng^'at "6:45.' r oc]«k T _thU; mornSoc-r-wis
limusbt un«J«-r i control «f !T r»n*tng ? - losses
_ estimate "st'f 1^5^000" to* J1i0.000,-;; '*\u25a0'* ' \u25a0
i £> THEWEAT&ER
of en inch of
s. cs^-^ s '» J^t-waxunum temperature*
'
FORECAST "FOR TODAY— Clearing;
light southwest rsind.
BOY CLIMBS POLE
AND DROPS DEAD
Tries to Release Kite From Live
' Wires and Is \\ Electrocuted
r-<.i 111 -Oirccl
Sidney Larsen. 10 -years .old.* of ,12
Silver street, was electrocuted . "while
disentangling his .kite from- wires at
Second and Harrison streets -yesterday
afternoon.
The lad was flying the kite near the
old Second-- street • bridge when it
darted into a network of wire. Larsen
first tried to pull the kite down, but
finding "it was firmly caught, decided
to climb the pole. .
In attempting to reach the kite he
touched' a live" wire and dropped to
the sidewalk, dead. The "electrical cur
rent' set fire ; to his clothes, which ; were
extinguished. by E. Barthold. who wit
nessed the accident. , The body was
removed -to r the .morgue. ' *
PROHIBITIONISTS HOLD
;\u25a0- THEIR ANNUAL BANQUET
Reformers - Gather Around the
Tables in Cafeteria
'OAKLAND. t ;Feb. 22.— The i annual
prohibition banquet was held this
evening at the' Colonial Cafeteria, 411
Thirteenth street. Rev. C P. Moore
acted' as toastraas'ter, and the speak
ers were .Dr. -F.; L. Goodspeed. Rev.
Thomas A.Boyer and Dr. Rich. Music
was furnished by. an instrumental sex
tet, and letters of greeting were read
from Rev. Charles Brown. Judge
Lindsey of Denver and. others promi
nent in reform work throughout the
country.
COLONIAL BALL TO BE
A PATRIOTIC AFFAIR
Fruitvale Club: Will Hold Affair
in . South Berkeley
:/-. A colonial , bail :wll be "„ given in LJn- '
coin hall. Alcatraz avenue near Grove
street. '\u25a0 south Berkeley," tomorrow
evenlnsr.^ under -the : .auspices .of the
Frivolity club. The affair willbeglven
in ; honor of- Washington's birthday,
and' there: will -be- patriotic, music and
decorations .and a military drill. The
old/ fashioned minuet * and square
dances :will :be danced by members of
the club.- Prizes -will be offered ;for
the best colonial costumes." "
WILLIE :KEELER. RELEASED
,NEW;TORK. Feb. 2J.— William. K«el
er.-who led ;the National league in'bat
tinkfin 1537 and lSSS.and has been a
member ."of '.the New- -York .American
league.ever;sinceits organization.; was
unconditionally. released to day by Presi
dent. Frank»FarrelL >It t wag decided to
give; him • his \ freedom jo that he could
make \u25a0whatever plans he desired 'for the
future, - < w**S3jKiSS*^- \u25a0
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
POLICE FIRE
AND WOUND
BOYS IN
CROWD
Two Young Strike Syrapathi*
zers Shot When Mob' Attacks
Car Carrying Armed
Guards
MILITARY ORGANIZATION
DEFEATED AND DISARMED
General Walkout of All Union
Men in Philadelphia De*
dared by Leader to
Be Inevitable
BARN OF CAR COMPANY
WRECKED BY DYxNAMITE
Developments of Day
At Scenes of the Riot
Three boy« »bot and fatally
by police.
State Feaelblex, military orsan-
Ixatloa. defeated . and dis
armed h.T atrtke •mpatblzrn*.
Barn tmned by car eompaay
"reeked with drnamitr.
Cars nhlrh are run are badly
\u25a0battered hy strikers.
.Major Kejburn prepared to call
for a*sl>taaee of militia.
General strike of union men
throughout city declared in
evitable.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22.—
Three boys were shot and proba
bly fatally injured and several
"received less severe wounds today in
riots that followed the resumption of
service by the Philadelphia rapid trac
tion company. The shooting occurred
in attacks on cars in the northeastern
section.
Market street, the principal business
thoroughfare, was the scene of the
disturbances all day. Cars were stoned
and two policemen were roughly han
dled by a mob of several thousand
persons. A dozen arrests were made
and the prisoners were placed in a
trolley car. This was stormed by the •
mob and two prisoners escaped.
Preparations were made by the au
thorities to call upon the entire force
of the state militia if the police to
morrow are unable to cope with the
situation.
Expects General Strike
President Murphy of the central
labor union still regrards a genera!
strike of all 'trade unions in the city
as inevitable, although Organizer
Pratt is said to oppose this" move.
Members of the state fencibles, an
independent military organization, 200
strong, were placed on duty today,
armed with loaded rifles. They were
detailed in the Kensington mill dis
trict; in the northeast, a hotbed o£
union sympathizers. In their first
skirmish they were badly beaten by
a mob, that paid no attention to the
drawn bayonets and snatched the
rifles from the . hands of the young
militiamen.
Members of the fencibles. according
to Maj-or Reyburn, acted as if they
were allowing girls in the mill dis
trict to wear their caps and cut the
brass buttons off their clothing. At
one point a group of rioters captured
a member, of the fencibles and carried
him several feet from his post, where
they stripped him of his coat, hat and
cartridge belt and gun, and threw
them into a sewer.
Barn Is Dynamited
Fifteen policemen quartered in
the -barn of the company at Ridge
avenue and York street narrowly es
caped death tonight when the entire
northeast corner of. the building was
blown away .with dynamite. The ex
plosion occurred just t as C O. Pratt
was about to address a meeting of
carmen at Ridge avenue and Dauphia
street. How the dynamite was placed
in the carbarn is a mystery.
The state fencibles, after being \u25a0
harassed and beaten all day by a mob
of thousands of strike sympathizers,
were, withdrawn at nightfall. The
militia had been powerless against the
mob. but a half dozen mounted police
had ridden np and down, driving tag
rioters before them. In the afternoon.
Only two cars "were run on the Le«
high avenue line in the afternoon. Both
were badly shattered by stones. ' Po
licemen in this district were fired upon
by a* strike; sympathizer who had coa^

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