GWB StL Transit Strike
RIOTS AT ST. LOUIS. Another Fatality Caused by the Street Car Strike. SPECIAL POLICEMAN M'CREA KILLED. An Emergency Pollciiinnn MhontB Into a Crowd of irtaeiiii? ljuyn ajid seriously Woundu |« Thr«(.-Yei*r-Oltl Boy—No J'roMpocr. oC a Conference. St. Louis, May 24.—Eene\vcd rioting nnd another fatality marked the progress progress ot the strike on the St. Louis Transit company's system yesterday. Yesterday afternoon a Cass avenue car was stopped at the corner ol Twenty-third and Cass avenue in order order that a barricade which had been placed across the track might be removed. removed. During- the enforced halt a big: crowd of strike sympathizers attacked attacked the car, firing a number of shots. One of the bullets struck Special Special Policeman Duncan K. MeCrea, who was riding- on the front platform with motel-man, in the left arm, passv ing; throug-h his body and coming- out on the right side. The policeman sank unconscious to the floor. Other patrolmen, -who had been stationed at the comer to protect the cars, then charg-ed the crowd and beat them back. A riot call was sent in to the Ninth district station and a. dozen mounted policemen came at full gallop gallop to the scene. The combined forces soon restored order. McCrae was placed in an ambulance and a hasty trip was made to the dispensary. dispensary. When the unfortunate policeman was taken out and laid on tlie operating operating table it was found that he was dead. McCrae was about 60 years ol age and wasjippointed to the force last Monday. He served as a private during during the civil war on the confederate side. He comes ol a prominent family in New Orleaiis and was formerly a resident of Kansas City. Eddie Manz, three years old, was shot through the leg- in the afternoon by a man on a Cass avenue car. The little boy was sitting on the front doorstep when some small boys, who had been throwing stones at a west- hound Cass avenue cfir, ran up the alley south o.t the house. A man who is supposed to be an emergency policeman, policeman, leaned out from the ear and fired a shot at the fleeing boys. The shot struck little Mann iu the right leg near the hip. It is feared the wound will pi-ov-e fatal. Negotiations were not reopened yesterday with the representatives of the St. Louis Transit company by Harry Havves, president of the police police board, as was expected. The grievance committee o:f the union decided decided that the proposition which Mr. Hawes asked permission to submit to the company was practically the same as that -which had already been rejected. rejected. It is said that there is no prospect of another conference. General Manager Baumhoff, of the Transit company, said that no new .ines were opened yesterday bnt that ihe number of cars had been increased on those lines in operation. Cars probably will not be run at night un- iil the strike is ended. The company lad a great deal of trouble operating ;he. Cass avenue line during the day. ?ew passengers rode in the'cars. Dis- -urbances were frequently along the ine.