OFFICER MULLANE IS SINKING. ~ At Midnight He Was Not Expected to Survive Until Morning. Clark Is Better.

December 10, 1908

At Midnight He Was Not Expected
to Survive Until Morning.
Clark Is Better.

Captain Walter Whitsett went to St. Joseph's hospital last night to see Sergeant Patrick Clark and Patrolman Michael Mullane, wounded in the riot of Tuesday afternoon. Clark is doing nicely, with chances far in his favor for recovery, but Mullane is low, and was not expected to survive the night. At midnight he began to sink.

To Captain Whitsett, Sergeant Clark was grappling with the big fanatic who had the knife and gun. She ran in behind me, but I paid little attention to her until I felt the sting of the bullet.. In the struggle I was cut across the right eye."

If this is the case Sergeant Clark was shot by Lena Pratt for, according to her own statement made last night, she was the only one of the girls who carried a revolver. The ball entered Sergeant Clark's right shoulder blade, ranged upward and lodged in the shoulder. Two X-ray photographs were taken of the shoulder yesterday in an attempt to locate the exact position of the ball, but they were not very successful. He has recovered sufficiently from the shock to be operated upon today, say his physicians, Drs. Eugene King and W. A. Shelton. His right eye will have to be removed and then follows the great danger, as is the case in all such operations, of affecting the other eye. The greatest of care will have to be taken of him after such an operation.

When Captain Whitsett called to see Patrolman Mullane he was admitted by the latter's brother, Jack Mullane, an insurance agent. He was allowed to remain only a few minutes. The brave officer, who had battled against such overwhelming odds from the fact that he had absolutely refused to shoot the woman and girl who were firing at him, turned painfully on his bed and said, "Hello, captain, what's the matter? What have I done?" Then he was quiet for a moment, and, reviving, said: "I have three little children at home. My God, what of them! For my little girl's sake I'm glad I didn't shoot the woman and girl. I could have killed them, and they have killed me."

Then he sank again into a semi-conscious state. The gallant officer is making a braver fight for his life than he made in the thickest of the riot, and in his occasional conscious moments declares that he will live for the sake of his wife and children.

A. J. Selsor of 2412 Benton boulevard, the bystander who was shot in Tuesday's riot, cannot recover.

The bullet entered his body at the right side, passing through the fleshy part of his arm just above the elbow, ranged slightly downward and broke the spinal cord.

Mr. Selsor has been a resident of Kansas City for about ten years. He is 72 years of age. Previous to coming to Kansas City, he lived at Gallatin, Mo., and was engaged in banking and farming.

When his daughter told him that the papers referred to him as a "retired farmer," he said it was a mistake; he is merely a "tired" farmer. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Godman, he has three other children, who are either here or coming. They are: Mark Selsor, connected with a magazine in New York; Mrs. H. F. Cox, dramatic art teacher with the Harvey Dramatic Company of Chicago; Frank Selsor, owner of a drug store in Muskogee, Ok.

At last midnight Louis Pratt, lieutenant of James Sharp, alias "Adam God," was still alive. He is in the general hospital with a bullet in his brain, and his legs pierced with balls. One leg was amputated Tuesday night. He cannot recover.