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LOCKED TITANIC GATES CAUSED PANIC
Miners Urged by Leaders to Accept Compromise and Avoid a Strike
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LEADER OF MINE WORKERS
HURRIES HERE IN HI EFFORT
10 PREVENT A BIG STRIKE
iJVWte Leaves Sickbed in Iowa
to Urge Reconsideration
TO ASK UNION VOTE
Refusal by Sub-Committee
Leaves Last Resort in Ap
peal to the Ranks.
latent upon avoiding a strike In
Rm anthracite ooe.1 regions. President
John P. White ot the United Mine
Workers ot America Is hurrying to
Mew York from his home In Iowa on
the fastest trains. The operators ex
Met that when Mr. White gets here
the Committee ot Ten of the Miners'
Union, which rejected the compromise
agreement yesterday, will see the af
fair In a different light and consent
to reopen negotiation.
Whit Was taken seriously 111 at hh
name last Monday. At first It wa
thought his ailment was serious. He
had recovered aufflelently yesterday to
Justify him in carting for New York
to use his Influence In straightening out
the corrsjHcetlons that have arleen.
WILL SUBMIT COMPROMISE TO
CONVENTION OF 300.
fallowing the anouncement of tha
cool operators' conference committee
this afternoon that It 00 Uld go no far
ther than the cwmpromls" already
reached with the miners' sub-committee.
It wu decided by the miners' committee
to submit the compromise agreement to
a fun Hi flletrttt convention of SW dele,
gates of the miners, to be held In
!Wllkes-Barre on May 14. After an
bouncing thla decltlon the mtneT' com-
Cteemen made preparation to leave
state Senator William Oreen
Of Ohio, who Is representing President
i ot ths Mine Workers in tne oon-
here. declared this afternoon
H believe there would be a strike.
m .malder tha situation encouraging."
be omld. "We are going over the record
Efts afternoon and I am confident that
Egg will fee a peaceful settlement of
the question In dispute, sooner or later.
Sal I an inclined to believe that It will
L sooner. I certainly consider a strike
k the anthracite fWld a long way oft at
Getting down to the real point of
CUtereaee, It Is found to exist In the
Igasjas, of Uve agreement doing away
irtth the eo-caJled "eliding scale." which
gjm adopted In 1KB. Thla la abolished
tba terms of the oorapromlse agree
mssjt, and It is claimed that, instead
of an Increase of 10 ps-r cent. In wage,
the miners will get an Increase of only
f per cent., while the upwralora will
be able to saddle the 10 per oent. on the
OPERATORS IN BAD HUMOR
OVER TURN OF AFFAIRS.
Following the Joint conference of the
Cull oommlttees yesterday afternoon at
No. Mt Liberty street, when the m.ners
oommlttee took III unexpected stand
against the compromise, the operators
JContlnued on Fifth I'age.)
FIRST HACK. fix furlongsAll Red,
loi (Loitusi, first; Oolden Agnes, Its
(Shilling), second; J. H. Reed, HI
CMolssworth). third. Time, 1.11 Tolson
iOr, Charily Brown, High Mown, Jack
Weaver, Slim Pendant. Fell and Might
Mist also run. MutUSlS PSldl All Red,
straight 112.3", place fJS.40, Show N.l
Oolden Agnes, place .'; show H.;
J. U. Held, show $3.7(1.
la Panic Ores Floods,
HCelvili.k, La., May a nondltloni
bordering -m panic prevail here this
afternoon since the posting of s w rn
Ing by Qovernmonl engineers nlvlslng
ail inhabitant lo flee for ihelr lives.
Hood waters from the break In Ihs
Mississippi levee at Murganss will
sweep through this section, and U is
feared there are not sufficient menu- at
band to take the townspeople In lbs
surround. ng coitntry to plaosi of .afet.
This afternoon inoJl of the Inhab I lilt
of Melville had r Its ' i i thi T I I
and Pacilic Railroad depot.
POR BASEBALL SEE PAGE 23.
TWO MEN BURNED
Firemen Work Hard Holding
Rlaze From Huge Gasoline
Tank and Auto Club.
A fire resulting from a gasoline ex
plosion in the basoment of Hie flve
story brownstone home st No. 3S2 and
264 West Klf.y-flfth street, at noon to
day, threateryd for a time to communi
cate with the twelvo-story structure
next door, occupied by the Automo
bile Club of America. It waa only by
the moot desperate kind of fighting that
firemen, led by Battalion Chief Duffy,
prevented the flames from spreading.
Two Wien were seriously burned In the
fire, one probably fatally, and a number
of women and children were overcome
by the denae smoke, that could be seen
hanging over the sceno for miles.
The flro began In a portion of the
basement occupied by L. Jaffeas, a
wholesale rubber dealer. A workman
was vulcanising an automobile tire.
Qaiollne Is used In thla work. Some
how there waa an explosion and flames
Instantly Jumped ceillngward. The
workman's clothing oaught Are and he
(ell to the floor unoonsdous. The
flames communicated with tanks of
gasoline In the basement. The burned
workman waa dragged out by men In
the crowd that quickly assembled, and
he waa sen: to Roosevelt Hospital.
In the rear ot the oulldlng Is a re
ceptacle containing 4,000 gallons of gas
oline, and for a time It sesmod ths
flames would reach It, but the firemen
centred their attack here and prevented
The fire wan kpt rrom the upper
stories, but the smoke from the burn
ing rubber was exceedingly dense and
permeated to every room In the struc
ture. Two sisters, Kate and Stella
Koshla, were carried unconscious from
the third floor by firemen. A roomer on
the second floor waa also overcome.
Roomers became excited as they saw
the flames licking up the outside of the
building, and many began to heave their
belongings to the street.
Automobiles In the Automobile Club
building were hastily removed. All the
side streets In the vicinity were filled
with machines. After the flames had
licked up the gasoline In the basement
the firemen got control.
AT NEW YORK.
5 0 -GIANTS
1 o I -
Batteries Alex.i l S!ul I'raham.
Ames and Meyers.
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Batteries Rusher and Phelps, Hen
0 2 0 0 3
3 0 1 0 0
Batteries ChSnay ana Archer, am.
ultz and (lllison
0 0 0
7 3 1
Batteries Caldwell ami Street,
Brown and KJgan.
IN BASEMENT FIR
NEW PAPAL NUNCIO
Archbishop Bonzano Escorted
to Cardinal's Residence; Wel
comed by School Children.
POPE IN GOOD HEALTH.
Marvels at Skyline and Hones
for Long Stay Here Recep-
ArchMdhop Olovannl Bonsano, the
new Apostolic Delegate to the United
Stntoe, who succeeds Cardinal Faloonl.
arrived to-day on the North Oornian
IJoyd steamer KoenlR Albert. Hs was
met at the pier In Hohoken by a dele
gation of prominent Catholic clergymen
from All over the country and a com
mittee from tile Catholic Club headed
by Supreme Court Justice Viator Dowl
Ing. Ttis reception committee received a
surprise. They bad known the new
Papal Locate was only forty-four years
old, but they were not prepared to see
the youthful, eaert-fevoed man who
stepped swiftly down (he gangplank,
the prelate who takes precedence over
ail archbishops In this country and
who ranks with cardinals.
After the greetings were over Arch'
bishop, Bonsano was led to Cardinal
Farley'a limousine and followed by
fifteen 'automobiles decorated with
American and Papal flags, which bore
the oommlttee to 8L Patrick's Cathe
dral. After landing at the dock 'e
Apostolic Delegste allowed himself
be photoerraplwd and pleaaantly sub
mitted to interviews. His first word
v. as one of wondur at the Impressive
skyline of New York. His next was
praise for the American people and the
hope that he might remain a long time
8AIO MASS DAILY IN SHIP'S
The voyage over was extremely rough
and cold, the Doleaate said, and al
though the party was on ths lookout
for lcobsrgs. none were sighted. On the
way over Archbishop Bonzano cele
brated mass dally In ths music room of
ths Kosnlg Albert. He had little to say
regarding himself and his mission, but
consented to talk of the Tope's reported
death whloh startled tho world.
"His Holiness was In good health when
I left him," he said. "Hs Is not as
strong as wu would wish. When you
consider his seventy-seven years and the
dally audiences he holds, besides the
burden of work he acompllshea, his fee
bleness la not to be wondered at. The
Jilettn which reported his death galne,'
credence from the fact that Ills Holi
ness waa somewhat In Ill-health at tfca
time, tut there wus no danger of an
I thing serious.
j Tre priestly career of the new Apos
tolic Deli-Kate la largely emllned to re-
! sponslblMtles In Itome. Twenty - two
years ago to-day he left for China as a
missionary. He remained three years In
,Tlen Tsln. Ho returned to Home and
was appointed head of the i' .n 1:1 il
'College. 'or eighteen years he has
held that position. Nine years from the
time he entered the se:- inary he was
i appointed hoiul of the colleg. Nine
I years after that he ass made ulsliop,
I and new, nine yearaJater, he Im created
I Apoa.ollc lielegate to Washington.
I The youtrful archbishop falls, row
(ever, to see any DOOttaotJ n lit the pecul
iar elroumstances, although he smiled at
he mentioned It.
The post to whl'.'h he comes seems to
I be the stepping stone to the Car'Unnlate
i Monatgaor afanlnelH and Mn:gnor
' Falconto were elevated to tae ,'ar linal-
ate from U.
ArehMshop BonSanO, who Is Titular
Arch, .shop nf Mltylene, Is remarkable
in his early elevation io ArohMebep and
Papal Legate. His experience In varl
ous countrlos around ths world has
made htm a man of affairs liyond his
age. He is or me'llum height ana slen
der. His face Is sharp. Small, keen,
brown eyes and brown hair, wifhout
even the suggestion oj gray, coupiii
with eroct carriage, made hhn easily the
mot Important looking man in the
gathering, although h i clothing was go
different from the rest.
He was attended by his secretary.
Thoophllo 1'apln Jr., uf St. IajuU, who
was asked In Itome to take the position
Just on the eve of his departure to sail
on the Titanic. Mr. Papln has the
ticket for his cancelled rtlflgl on the
Titanic, which he will pieserve. One of
the first to greet the new arrival was
Father Ilonuventui'e Cerri ttl, who -as
Cardinal l'aloonlo'l secretary and has
been In charge of the ofllce sinoe last
Muriel Astor, Daughter of John .,
C.nnnht nn fht Aiionup Tn Hmi.
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COL ASMS BODY
Funeral Will Be Held To-Mor-row
in Rhineheck Church
Under s wealth sf flowers the body Of
Col. John Jacob Astor Is resting to-day
St Kerneilff, the Astor country place at
Rhineheck. Flags are at half mast
through the village. The funeral will
take place to-morrow Just before noon
In the little Kplscopa! ''hurch of the
Messiah, which Col. Astor endowed and
of which he was uaidcn for sixteen
Only ths family and a few olose
friends will attend the church service,
which will be conducted by the Hev. Dr.
Krnesl C. Saunders, the rector, assisted
by the Hev. Dr. William T. .Mannliu,
rector uf Old Trinity, and the Hev. Dr.
Ernest M. Stlres, rector of St. Thomas's.
Col. Astor's body reached Ithlne' llff
at 4 35 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
accompanied by ViOOSnl Astor and
Nicholas lllddle. In the private car
O gnic, which bad been chartered for
the trip from Halifax. The New York
Central train to which the car was at
taoned mads a spsslal stop at FeMUlft
MET BY WIDOW IN
FERN LIFF HOME
dock, about tivo miles noith of the
Six old employees of Die Astor estate
acted as pall bearers. They assisted
Henry Q, (irtibe, the RMMbOOk village
undertaker, to place tho body In the
hearse- In wiiioh 11 was conveyed ovsi
tho winding roads uf ths Fornolus1 es
tetO to the Astor iiiaiodon on the lilil
overlooking tho Hudson lllver. At Fern
OOsfl the body Vias placed in a cofllii
which had been snipped from New Yora
earlier Iti the day.
Mrs. John i 0 ob Astor. the Colonel's
widow; Mis. Force, nor mother, and
Miss Katie nnu 1 orce, tier sister, were
in tnu little group of relatives and
friends asaenhted at the house when
tho body arrived An early ufternoon
train from New York coneeyed them
to tho Hhlnebeck station, whence ihey
were driven in a liniousme to Fernctlif.
All were in deep mourning. They wHi
remain l;ieie until alter thu service s
Mrs. force and KtBI Kittherlne Kopce
are expected to he among those in the
funeral cortege thai win board ths
special train to-niurrov hearing Col.
Astor's body to tills city, 'en-re It will
i be burled in the Ator plot In Trinity
Cemetery at One Hundred and Hfty
thlrd street ami Ams'crdam avenue.
! Col Astor will lie mil to his mother.
I Mrs. William Astor.
Loss of lln i ili-shlp Is Denied.
ROWB, May 3. The flovernmsnt to
day made a denial if jt .terday's report
ffOm Constantinople thut the Italian
I battleship He (JorbariO had been driven
Ion the rooks by a tonfl and sunk off
the TriiMilltatda coast, near Zt ara. The
Oonstanilnog4s story said that a d-
spit',:i to IhlS sffsd hud been received
In the Turkish capital from Tunis.
$12 Men's Blue Serge Suits $5.95
11II-. "JKUai" i.iothing i orner. liroad
I uy. cor. rial clay It., ODp. t'ost-offlce,
will sell to-day an I Suture. ay k.ftuO
Men's Suits, serges, woiateds llannels.
Cheviots. In blue', blacks. grays and mix
tures fort eolors; insny sailn llnadi
all alien, worih II 1 In uiiy otliwr store
Their special to h to-dsv and 'iaturday.
I SI Opsu Hituriar nil
GOES AT NIGHT TO
Jere Knode Cooke Admitted at
Last to House of Floretta
"I "I I tip i e m saebssi ... BBsa
nw l H,LD
Couple Living Now on Tenth
Avenue, Brooklyn, Recog
nized by Few.
The Hkv. Jere Knods Conks former
rector of St. Oeorge's Kplscopal Chiin'h,
llenpstead, Is has established him
self with the y.uing wSsXg with whom
he eloped Uve year, ago and their two
children In a two-family house on Tenth
avenue Brooklyn. This Tact came to
llR-ht following the reivort from Hemp.
Plead that the ex-ptor of the fash-
10 DOOM church 1n that lOWg hurl paid a
hurried visit last night to the home of
Mrs K.iI.ih Whalry g Henrpstead nn a
summons from Floretta Whsley to como
to the ldslde of their four-ywar-old
Tims and again Floretta Whsley'i
grandmothsr has deelarad that Jere
Knods Cooke would, never be permitted
to crosi th tltreshhold of her home.
She reiterated thla announcement sex
ersl weeks ago when her granddaughter
nnl Cos,, came on from Han Ptas.
cisro with their two children, gks re
Ived t' young girl sn, her bsh'es
with open arms, but UOOfla did not go
near the scone of his former I'litsh.
The couple lived In Manhattan for a
few week! after their arrival from the
West nml then moved to tie MtMe
house on Tenth nvenue, Brooklyn. Tile
oldest of the two children spent much of
the time with his great-grandmother and
It was there h was stricken with
measels and whooping-cough a wntk
COOKE COULDN'T REACH HEMP
STEAD TILL NIGHT.
Karly yesterday the mother wns sum
moned to Hempstead and she was SO
much alarmed Hi th elilld s SJpnMUon
that she sent for Cooke. II. ,j nut
resiHirid to the summons until o'clock
at night, making the Journey Kfom
Brooklyn by trolley. He enme snd left
the village so nuletly that few knew
he was there until the ni ws sneaad
today, He kepi deep in the shadnirs.
ilodgl ig the lampixistH us he made hi-,
way to the Whulev home and none
of those wco sew him puss riflflgnlied
lm ns I lio i- pular preacher of a
The rnuple nc.upy the first floor of
the two-story and hieement house on
Tenth avenue and do not use 'he name
of Cooke or Whal. y. They have DOM
Identified by neighbors, however, and
Lhe desciiptl, us given tarly ex.iotly
with that of the ex-pastor and Hie girl
he eUip.sl with, one of their nelghbure
has frequently heard the father cnll
his oldest BOn by the name "i'aul
It HfSS silt, I In It. rn.nKte.il to., (mi- Ih 11
Cooke did not see the aged Mrs.
Wbaley upon the occuslon of his noc
'iirti.,1 visit and that there Is no likeli
hood of his npeaUng the visit, as the
condition of the ailing clilbl la greatly
WHITE HOUSE "CRANK"
MOVING PICTURE BLOCKED
(jiiards Halt Photographers U
"Actor" Makes a Dash "to
Reach President Taft."
WAHIIIN' I'ON. Muy I. A motion
picture plot, to show a "crsnk" at
tempting to reach President Taft, m
nipped in IPS bud at the White Hons,
to-day. A eon ad of pi. Mure Rati walk. "I
into the Whde tluuse grounds accom
panied by a venerable looking Indlvldiiil
aith a ling white beard. Thsy sst tp
tt.elr apparatus In front of thu mtln
SJ Irenes of ths Whits llouss and thi
a htte-bearded stranger started tip th
rollcemen on gusrd Intervened before
tho picture men could begin business.
The uperjtors explained that they were
I seoklng to get realistic exhibition oi
a "crank ' trying to enter the White
I House The actor would have been
j turned back at ths door and tha ma
chine 'hi have taken in the Interest
ing proc iodine! following his sttempt,
U get ItltO thj WhUs House The pic
ture men pi' a-'ed that the play he al
lowed to continue but the White House
World llelldltw Turkish II. th..
I slwers soen
Usui wua dpitsis rsuais. at.
i siartier aad M. nlpure. Chlrssedlst ss a
GIRL'S OLD HOM
MANY WEEPING WOMEN
LOCKED IN STEERAGE
AFTER TITANC CRASH
Daniel Buckley Testifies Before Sena-
tor Smith That
Down the Barrier After Member
of Crew Had Turned Key.
AIDED IN HIS FLIGHT
BY WIDOW OF COL ASTOR.
Sir Rufus Isaacs Charges at the Lon
don Inquiry That Favoritism Was
Shown First Class Passengers.
Story ot the Locked Gates
Wan Told by a Steward Day
After the Carpathia Arrived
On April IB, the day nfter tho Carpathia arrived here with the enr
vlvors of the Titanic disaster, the Evening World published tho state
ment of a steward of the lost vessel In which he told of the 'nine OS
of the steerage passengers and tho confinement of flfty men and women
In an airtight death-! rap.
"f km, a nf nvnr of the people from the itrrrngr tteeping quarter!
bryoml a u at r tiyht door that it as ctoted immediately after th4 colli
Hon who nut out," he said. "I know that they did not get out before It
irn shuf lnaue they ,rnuld hare had to pass me in the alley and MOM
of them hut. I taokg fo one of the petty offteert about the door being
thut and all thoie people in there and he laid: 'Wei, what can tee dm
nfcouf If note, those forward rom.itrtments hold, then the air In them
iriH keep us tip all the longer.' "
Direct evidence that an attempt was made to bar the steerage pas
sengers aboard the Titanic from the upper decks where the first and sec
ond cabin pitttngtn were being placed in the lifeboats was adduced
by Senator William Alden Smith to-day ; i the hearing he is con
ducting at the Waldorf-Astoria. This evidence was supplied by Daniel
Huckley, a twer.ty-one-year-old steerage passenger aboard the Titanic,
who escaped in the same boat with Mrs. John Jacob Astor.
in the investigation by the Hritish Government, which was continued
in London to-day, Sir Rufui Isaacs practically charged that favortism was
shown in rescuing first class passengers and hinted that the inquiry would
go deeply into the reports that doors and gates were locked against the
Young Bnekley lew aninler smith a
gate Wgg lookisi agxlnst the steerage
ItgSSSngtrs by one of the Tltanl
SreWi and described a mad sc tin !e
lO pass this barrier, which culminate I
In the destruction af the ire ant tgl
freeing of the caged men, women and
hllden. He also related how lis bad
oanaged to find a seat g a II I
,nd was sided In k.pli It by Mrs
stor, who put u shawl a.b ,ut hitn Jus'
SJ the oAesrS In charge of the lower
ing of the boat were shoollng tnelr .e
VOlVerS in the air and old, il. Rtl men
in gst out.
BUCKLEY THE PIR8T STEEHAGt
PA88ENQER TO TESTIFY.
neb ley la now living wiUi relatKe.
at No. H6& TieWiml avenue, the liroiis
Ills home Is in King Wllllainstuwn,
i.'ounty Cork, Ireland. He In the tlrsi
Issrags passenger la testify in Iks
course of ths Congressional InVSttlga
The jouth began his testimony by tSsi
lug how the steerage ijaailns Were di
vided uetwssn ths after and forward
part of the Tllanlo way bolaw de ks.
II,, was among tuoss uarlrrrd aft and
uccuplnl a coiupartinent with thrse
Others, At ths first shock of ths col
lision with the Iceberg be Junip.-d out
of his berth, lis had hardly got OW
when he notlcisl that there was mater
on the deck He ailed to his three com-
paJdons that they liad better get out.
They laug.iel at him.
"I pushed uostalta." said Huckley,
"and when I got there I could find no
life preeerver. None of us had any for
a time. 1 started back and found that
the water was already up to the third
step leading from ths steerage iUurteis
and coming in fust. I ran up and saw u
steward trying to lock the ga s that
pumicd us fro.n the secund and first
diss decits. A man tried to stop hltu
and ths steward hit Urn,
loan the stairs. We sll rushsd the
gate and It was broken doan.
"I went on get k and saw flva boats
IS mi M I from the starboard side. When
Use started lo put the slx.h over all
Of the mm got in, as there were only a
lew women. '
ORDERED OUT OF THE BOAT 1Y
The hy said at after he flneBr
fo ind a lifebelt he stood by Willi gv
boats v ere olng filled and lowered.
When n .1 i i the sixth uoat and 11
began to fill with won.cn anj msn he
got in. six more men followed hint la.
shen two ofBcers cams along and er
dei , then out.
I'b 'y il l not gel out fas: enough In
suit ths ofBcers," said Duckley, "and
to y began firing, ilislr rsvolveri in the
air. ,i wi rinn .'.-il terribly fright
mill. I did i..t aim v t0 d0 ajuj
was going o follow thi others out when
a Kdnllti, I afl r ,11. irned was Mrs.
Ast r. put it shiwl about me. Then tha,
boat begsn to t;o do. mi.
I h" boat was only half way oaw
when a girl named Bridget Uradley
wanted 10 Ollmb bj.-k aboard the sb
ship. Bhs ' tamed that It would
safer on the Ship and starts I to
up the ropi ... one f 1'ie men pulled
ner BSCS imu ire uoat. we got clear
i of the ship about fifteen nilnutes before
it sank, When tl.e lights went cut
me snip in- i, pcu'i .t tin : v was a
noise like thunder. Then all the women
In the boat am up and seres ejed. The
"olse over the water was borrlMe
I was weeping u 11 t .e time.'
GATE LOCKED AFTER FIBBT
EFFORT TO ESCAPI.
After youn,- Huckley had Mulshed Ms
sti alght-an s, narrative Senator
cross-esemlixd UM aooa.t the
ot the gate, lie said then
I gats was locked alter the are