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BETS EVEN FOR
GAME OE POLO SERII
MeUen's Experts to Examine Air Brakes of Wreck Engh
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PRICE ONI CENT
AND BRAKES IRE 0. K.
14 Accidents Have Been Almost Epi
demic, Although We Tell Engi
neers to Sacrifice Speed to
Safety," Says Woodward.
iSpsclsl Despatch from a stuff tor respondent.) t
STAMFORD. Conn , June 14. The New Haven road ! the football of
fata In the estimation of C. N. Woodward, It general superintendent. He
laid bare lta troubles before Coroner John J. Phelan, who la conducting an
Inquiry Into the death of six on Thursday afternoon. Supt. Woodward
asserted that while he and other officials of the system had not loat their
faith In the human element which entera Into the operation of their trains,
thay were at a loss to understand why they had what he called such
"The newspapers bava made lb pub-
lie believe wa aeak only to drive our
engineers to higher speed." he pleaded.
-That Isn't true. Wa tall engineers
to. let speed so that safety roust be
the drst consideration and bringing
trgiaa In en time can eoate afterward.
"All the time of many officials ha
bean, devoted In the laat few months
to a campaign of safety. We have
tsrhst to engineer e singly and In
We nave preached that no
most be disregarded. Yet wa
hav had more than our aharo of acci
dents. It aeems. They have been al
most epldamlo with ua.
THIRTY ENGINEERS FIRED FOR
"In the last four month are have dis
charged more than thirty engineers for
disregarding slsnala. When a man has
rah as much aa fifteen feet by a signal
ha has been pulled out of the aervlce
sod dismissed. And yet our atvldente
continue. We can't explain how thoy
happen. We don't know why there waa
aa accident at Weatport or one at
Bridgeport or here at Stanford the
other day. It la Inconceivable, linen
one of these engineers seemingly waa
going atralght to death and yet the
"Wny not act automatic signals
eignala which would prevent engineers
from running on them?" asked the Cor
oner. "We would if we could obtain n prac
tical system," declared the railroad
man. "Mr. Mellon offered a prlio of
taMSt for a satisfactory one. I under
stand 1.M0 were received, and onlv two
were worth experimenting with. These
experiments ara now going forward. I
don't know whether anything will come
"What about derailing trains which
signals?" asked the Coroner.
'We jave those at aome drawbridges
and where we croes otner railroad," re
plied Woodward, "out their value is
doubtful. Many railroad men oppose
thasn entirely. They Introduce another
and aerioua form In danger in opera-
It was t.SO when Nntlutn I Wood
ward, General Huperlntendent of the
read, took the stand and the second day
of the Inquest began. Coroner Plieian
bad Mr. Woodward go Into u lengthy
and a technical description of his own
powers and duties and thoae of J. S.
Prongs, superintendent of the Shore Di
vision, on whose branch the accident
occurred. Mr. Woodward showed hlm
aalf to be a bit hazy In regard to the
limitations on his duties at times and
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GIRL LOSES PLACE,
Body Bursts Open Door of
Woman Editor's Office
In Adjoining Building.
Mrs. A. Roberts, editor of the Crafts
men's Magaxine, was sitting In her of
fice on the top floor of the New Nether
lands Bunk Building at No. 41 West
Thirty-fourth street to-day when her
door waa buret open by the body of a
yoking girl that fell across the doorsin.
A shower of broken glaae lay About
her and there was a hole In the sky
light, at the top or a short night of
stalra to the roof.
The gltl, who was just breathing and
whoee fast, wsa almoat unrecognisable
txicauae of the acorlnge of the glass
across It, proved to be Pauline Rosen of
No. tn First avenue. She wae a seventeen-year-old
"examiner" of waists In
the manufactory of Casper Davie aY
Sons on the top floor of the adjoining
Oppenhelm A Oolllne building at No. U
.Vest Thlrty-flfth etreot.
For the last two days the girl had re
mained away from her work because
of illness. To-day at noon ahe came
to the office of her employere, drew her
weekly wagea and then went out. None
aaw her climb to the roof of the build-
I ing. but several people in adjoining
office buildings aaw the young girl
walking along the dlssy roof I'.ne. It Is
preaumed ahe Jumped end that aha went
to the roof with suicidal Intent, though
the police have been unable to And any
one who aaw her aotually make the
The roof whence she leaped le eleven
atorlee above the street. Tba roof of
the New Netherlanda Bank Building,
five eturlea high, la sixty or seventy
feel below the one froen which the girl
made the fearful plunge. In tier fall
she struck the skylight, psaeed
through the heavy netting snd glaea
god bounded from the foot of the flight
of stalra over against the door of Mrs
Ilobei 'ta a office, causing It to sprier
Word of the attempted sulfide spread
nulckly through adjacent buildings end
out to Fifth avenue, end by the time
to anitbulanie came from Flower Hos
pltal. Fifth avenue waa Jammed from
I nirty fourth U Thlrty-flfth street. Sev
eral girl employees of the waist com
pany tame and Identified their uncon
The girl was near death whan she was
carried off to Bellevue Hoapltal. Her
compenlons said they thought ehe had
decided on suicide because she bad been
laid off from work on account of the
slat it season.
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LECTURE A FAILURE,
Daring War Correspondent of
International Fame Was at
End of His Resources.
HE OWED HOTEL BILL
Left Packages of "Manuscript
and Jewel Case for
Angue Hamilton, a war correspondent
who had gone to the ends of the earth
and suffered privations and even tor
ture In the gathering of now, killed
himself In his apartment at the Hotel
At. loule. No. M Beet Tatrty-seoond
street, to-day by as Ring bis throat
with a rasor. He waa at the end of his
resources after the failure at his lec
ture bora. In Brooklyn and Canada on
the Balkan war. . .
The manager of the Hotel at. Leula.
where Mr. Hamilton want throe weeks
aaw,, aftes several months' atay at the
Aster, reminded Mm that his bill
eras three weeks In arrears. Mr. Ham
ilton aatd he would See what he oould
do rn the morning, and eeented vary
much humiliated snd worries.
te In the forenoon the etnas rang
his telephone. There waa no answer.
Mr. Doremua was unable to open the
door of his room on the second floor
and entered by way of the lira escape.
Mr. Hamilton's body, dressed In pa-
lamas, lay In the tub of the bathroom
of the apartment Dr. Irving of the
New York Hospital, who was called.
said that hs had bean dead for at least
There were a number of packages of
manuscript on a table labelled "for Mr.
Parsons. Will call." A small jewel case
waa marked "Please forward to Mrs.
Angus Hamilton, No. It Cathar'ns
atreet, Buckingham date, London,
Mr. Hamilton waa thirty-five years
old. and after his visit to Persia In
HOT was elected a fellow of the Royal
Oeographlcal Society. Ho wae a step-
eon of air Arthur Plnero, the play
wright. He wae of the branch of the
Hamilton famil eeded by the Due
of Abercorn, and uaa In line of suc
cession to Baron Frederick Harding
For nearly ten years Angue Hamilton
had been travelling over the strange
places of the earth wherever adventure
and trouble called. Fifteen yearn ago
he waa a reporter for the Seeming gun.
With Ave years' training tn newagatlier
Ing and writing, he struck otrt for
Core, and In ltOt the Sorfbners pub
lished his book on Cores, which Is one
of the standard works on that country.
Mr. Hamilton want through Use Boar
War ao a correspondent for English
and American nenvepepera and wae with
the Japaneae army In Manchuria during
the Japanese-Ruaslan war. He went to
Turkey before the declaration or war
by the Alllee and was accredited as a
war correspondent with the Turkish
army by the Central Newa. He waa
twice captured. The first time the
Alllee let him go after a formal Identi
fication, but he had an experience tba
second time which made him ten years
older; he never recovered from It He
went to the front after the battle of
Lute Burgaa with a Turktah patrol and,
wandering ahead, walked into the Bul
garian picket line.
The correspondent was dragged from
hie horse, struck across the faco and
accused of being a Turkish epy. Hit
explanation that hie khaki eult wea not
a Turkish uniform, but the ordinary
costume of a correspondent waa Jeered
at Ilia credentials were denounced ae
forgeries. He was atrlpped snd beaten
and after two houra of torture waa tied
to a cartwheel, with a thong ebout his
throat which was faetened to his bound
feet, so thet he was In constant pain
while still a nl In agony every time he
moved. He waa told he would be shot
An officer on the staff of dsn. Popoff
tumbled over him, remembered easing
him et the time of his first capture and
had him sent to Sofia aa a prisoner.
where he was kept under guard until
the cessation of hostilities.
Coming to thle country after hie re
turn from England, Mr. Hamilton
Feb it. his Monstrous series of
k tits Balkan war, Illustrated
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1918.
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Prompt and Daring Action of
Policeman Cosgriff Saves
Them From Peril.
Two thousand Bundny liool rhHdren I
from two Baptist ohurcties In the Vurk
vllle section were crossing Ktrth avenue
at steventy-aecond street at 1 o'clock to
day on their way for a June walk
through Central Park. Th y
dreeeed In their pretty little lawn sum
merclothea and many carried lunches.
In the centre of Fifth avenue on the
paQi that the kiddlee were taking etood
Patrolman Lee Coagrlff, one of the sal
warta from Ueat ritty-flrst street sta
tion. He wae guarding the ohfldren. for
almost every one knows that any part
at JTtrth avenue on Saturday aftemon
le about the maddest place on earth.
A sudden ohlldleh cry reached Ooe
griffs ear aa he waa admiring the little
trampora about him.
"A runaway horse" shouted the child,
and Coegrifl looked up Fifth avenue
where the child waa pointing. About
two blocks away he saw a big Canadian
gjjoews beating down upon his little
charges (.'oagrlff picked up the little
ones about him In armfule, yelled to
others to hold hands as they would In
a anavp-the-whlp game and follow him.
In leae than a minute the street whs
nlesr The kiddlee, ssafe upon the park
lawn, wmtohed the horse da ah hy. An
exprees wagon whloli the animal was
hauling was rtderleee, for William Dart
ing, the driver, had been thrown from
hat aeat when the nolee of a Claxon
automobile horn made the boras boll
at Blghty-se'ond afreet ami Ktfth ave
nue. Oosgriff did not atop when he eaw the
children eafe. He hailed an automobile
driven hy ('. A. stein. No. 31 Kaet
Heventy-Mfth etrert. Jumping on the
running hoard he directed Stein to pur
sue. At Hevent-slxth street the ma
chine drew abreast of the horae and
Coagrlff leaped upon hte anlmul'a neck
He grabbed the horse by the ears and
nearly wrenched them off. This made
the horse alow down anil gave the offi
cer a chance to cut a trace from the
wagon. He twteted thle about the ani
mal's noatrlla and rut off hla breath
ing. The horae came to a standatlll st
Madia., ii avenue and Rut cnty-alxth
When Coagrlff looked himself over
he had many brulaee. and Dr. I'rout of
Harlem Hospital waa called to
The driver. Marling, was also
HIS FAMILY SAILS
AWAY AS BROKER
Can't Go Without "Sandy,"
Says Miss Ollendorff, and
Papa Is Left on Pier.
Mrs. Rose Ollendorff and her flve-
year-old daughter, Muriel, are on the
liner Ueorge Washington, at sea to
day, while the husband and rather,
Julian, a wealthy broker, Is hack at
hla home, No. 47i Qulncy street, Brook
lyn, alone with "Sandy," a pet collie.
' Sandy 1 la to blame for the unes
pected pertlng of husband from wife
Until yesterday It waa agreed that
the wife and daughter should begin a
three months' tour of the Continent to
day Mr. Ollendorff planned to leave
In July. Laat night he deckled to go
with hie family, and hurriedly pre
pared The ollendorffa reaohad the Ho-
bokon pier shortly after t o'clock
"Oh, papa, whara'a Handy?' asked lit
tle Muriel, breaking Into tears "I oan't
go away without Randy."
Mr. Ollendorff looked at his watch,
dashed down the gangplank, got In a
tax lean and told the driver to get to
Brooklyn as fast as he could. The
broker found Handy locked la the
kitchen, where he had been left In the
family's hurried leave taking. The dog
bounced out of the door and fled down
the street. Ollendorff and neighbors
chased lilin several blocks with the aid
of the taxi, at, and finally rounded him
up. Then hegan a race to the pier.
There were misadventures end near ac
cidents, and when the tax. cat, druve up
the steamship wae well out In the river.
Mrs. Ollendorff waa near prostration
with worry over the absence of her hus
band. She was consoled with the
statement that he would send her a
wlreleee nieesage aa soon as he re
turned. She had with her Mr. Ollen
dorff's ticket. The broker wirelessed
that he would leave on the next ship
and gave dlrectlona where he and
Handy would meet the wife and daugh
ter In Europe.
EARTHQUAKE IN BULGARIA.
Heaver Dieiit Iteponeil from -
trat Srrtlnna of I iisstrr.
SOFIA. Bulgaria funa It. An
earthquake was felt throughout Hul-
gsrls at 11.11 A. M to-day and aerl-
"us uainage Is reported from the esn-
1 " Circulation books Open to
WHO STABBED HIM
Police Seek Gunman's Relative
as Dwarf Who Tried to
Kill for Revenge.
"LOOKED LIKE A KID."
Victim Believed toKnow Crook
Who Caught Him Without
His Body Guard.
"Brtdgle" Webber, who eras one of
the four informers against Lieut.
Charles Becker, whose activity to
lteved by the gang world to have bean
most potent In sending the policeman
Into the shadow of ths electric chair, lay
to-day on a rot In St. Vincent's Hospital
with a ssrious knife wound In his back
and paralysing rear In his heart.
Last night Ions delayed
struck at Mm. Ha knows, aad ths po
lice have good reason to know also, that
ths hand that ranges' at him oat of the
dark tosnawtsetw la the shadaws of tits
subway kiosk at Astor place aad fourth
avenue wag the hand at a relative of
one of ths oonvleted gunmen whs now
await In Murderers' Mow at ding Mag
the fateful swinging open of the little
door that lands to death.
"LOOKID LINC A KID," ALL
WBMIR WOULD TILL.
"Ha looked like a kid Just a kid."
waa all thai ths informer aad gambler
would say about hla assailant after he
had bean taken to ths hospital aad the
doctors there had told him bs would
probably survive, unless hs dlsd ot
fright "I don't know anything about
him eseept ho looked like a kid."
Near noon Mrs. Webber called al the
hosp'.tsi and took away her husband in
J a taileab. She eald that as soon as
I hla condition permitted they would bury
themselves In the country some where.
Hrldgle would not risk a repetition of
last night's adventure.
Ths detectives know that Hrldgle
knows that to "squeal" again at this
critical moment would t only to Insure
the doom that brushed hla shoulder.
They know enough to asand out Into the
devious alleyways of ths under world,
there to grope for an underslsed crook
and putative murderer, eeho Is near In
blood to one ot the convicted gunmen
awaiting the law'a vengeance with
HIRED A GUNMAN A CONSTANT
Ths circumstances culminating in the
death stroke, which was only prsventsd
last night from penetrating ths heart
of the Informer by the toughness of hla
left shoulderblada, began to form them
sslvss for that moment When the tour
gunmen wer sentenced to the electric
ehalr the menace over Weber's head
grew greater. He earns back from Ha
vana, whither he had fled to shake off
his haunting fear, and took up hla resi
dence at One Hundred and Ninth street
and Manhattan avenue.
Not long aftsr his return bs staked
Book Walker with the price of a poker
room the Lone War Club, at Fourteenth
street and Klrst avenue -and then he
made a demand upon Walker.
"There'e guo in It for you," Wattber
said, "If you can get me a gunman to
protect me whom 1 ean trust one who
will not give me the double cross If the
gang slips him something."
Bvrry where that Wetsber want he was
accompanied by this thug. When no
attaok waa made upon him, Hrldgle
began to find aome grain of epirlt In his
soul, he thought that the "boys of the
avenue" had forgotten and forgiven.
It was In thla spirit of timid confi
dence that he went to the "blow-out" In
Ham Paul o new cafe last night Bam
Paul Is a friend of his, Webber believes;
there would be aome or the old gang
dirwn there, but If be took along hla
bodyguard there would be no danger.
Webber even took hie wile with him.
He le rather proud or her and likes to
have her "wear bar Ice" In public the
sparkle or the diamonds Is always an
ouward evidence of a husband's pros
perity. But down ths avenue went the word
that "the Big Nose Kike" the accepted
sobriquet tor Webber was In the cafe
several of the members of the Big Jaok
Zallg gang sauntsred In. Suddenly from
across the room where the crowds set
drinking came a high-pitched voice:
"Who let that squealer tar
Bildgte Jumped from hie seat and.
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SECOND POLO BATTLE
FOR CHAMPIONS' CUP
Thousands of Enthusiasts Unable to
Get Tickets Sold Out Days
Ago, Clamor at Gates of
ODDS SUDDENLY SHIFTED
TO EVEN, TAKE YOUR PICK
Telling Victory of American Team
in First Game Leaves Britons
No Longer Favorites.
MEADOW BROOK HUNT
Under a hot sun, the hottest of
second poto match for the world's ohampionship between the pidtid
teams of America and England began to gather here to-day, two hoars
before the time set for the beginning of the contest. Even those secure
in the possession of reserved seats felt urged by the general eagerness
for the game to be in their places early. Every seat was sold three
days ago. There was room in the
or enough io make the total number
the game about 33,000.
But a crowd, taking advantage
greater than any anticipated by the
from the city to-day.
TWO GIRLS STOLEN
Daughters of Rich Pennsylva
nia Farmer Carried Off by
Men as Brother Looks On.
JOM.vi cxn, Pa., June ll-lnes and
Banle Bee. two daughters of a wealthy
farmer. John Bee, In the northern part
of the county, were kidnapped to-day
under sensational clrcumstsnoee by two
men In an automobile.
The girls were literally stolen from
under the eyes of their brother John,
aad all efforts to find trace of the men,
girls or automoblts have proved un
availing. JAPAN WILLING TO RENEW
U. S. ARBITRATION TREATY.
Ambassador Chinda Gives Formal
Notice to Secretary Bryan
Agreement Ends Aug. 24.
WIAMHIftOTON. June U.-VWount
Cblnda, the Japanese Ambassador, has
advised Secretary Bryan that Japan la
willing to renew for another period or
five years hsr arbitration 'treaty with
the United Mates, whleh expires by
limitation Aug. X
Secretary Bryan expressed extreme
gratification with the nvwe that Japan
had voluntarily advanced her desua to
renew the pact. In view of the pending
California land law controversy. This,
he asserted, lent solid Indication that a
settlement of the tetter dlsput would
be amicably negotiated, due to the
friendly feeling far this country by
PRICE ONE CENT.
CLUB, WESTBURY, L. I. June It
this fickle June, the spectators of thf
open field for a few thousands mare
of those who could get a glimpse of
of the Saturday half holiday, tar
managers of the contest, rushed out
p The l,ong Island Railroad's special
trslns were swamped. Ths roads sra
choked wllth motor cars, whloh
each highway the foundation it
coin puis of yellow dust. There
distressing cruehes at the ticket
even before the main body of tiesjet
holders arrived. The surceoe of WW
American team In the first game, Sgr
prising to many, had ths effect af
daubllng the Interest In the ssesnd oga
teat, which mignt mean n final victory -for
America or a tie.
The atanda. already aflutter wltfc
riags. wars made like old-fasklsatd
flower gardens by the opening of thgg
sands of gnyly colored parasols ralapf
by woman who sought to protect them
selves from ths scorching san.
ITT I NO SUDDENLY SHUT TP
Th, oetUng before the last mated
ranged front fire to one to two, to sag
against ths Americana. But the viator
of the American team changed an that
and the odda aa well.
The knowledge that the membersbig
of both teame had Aeon changed aad a
general uncertainty aa to the on
out of the new combinations
about a cheerful willingness to
snythlng from cash, gloves, hats.
snd candy at the agreement of "even
money and pick your team." It wag
regarded as anybody's mat oh. '
The field at the south and of the play
lng ground was enclosed aa a sgslta
tors' paddock and H was hoped that
there would be room there to acc omnia
date the extra Saturday crowd. ThO
apace waa filled half an hour
the playere entered the Held.
80 much has been said la
and elsewhere about what the ssagk
Indian Army team would da ta tt
civilian defenders, aad about
ability to retake the eup
pleased ! Kngland'a polo fielda have 1
scoured for the beat players.
and all her colonies have beta
over and ovet for two years for Ua
beet polo ponies Now
eent both to America with
expectations of victory. And the Peltg
men and picked harass have bean A
played and outrun.
England must win to-day, or adatft
Inferiority In a aport that has bsM
brought to its highest devetopraeat Ml
It Isn't a matter of paygtoal
tlon. It's brain and brawn aad
ability to play ths gnats
Yesterday afternoon a
J out aa Us lag and had to be treated. trai (Ultriete.
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