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CO, FLOATED DOWN' ON THE FLOOD FOR HALF A MILI. THE THERESE. WITH HER BOWSPRIT THROUGH THE COKGRESS-AV. BRIDGE.
SWEEPING UP SlGHAUBNa
HEAVY RUSSIAX LOSSES.
Rykoff Taken After Sharp Action
Detachment Wiped Out.
Tokio, July 30.-Th_ following dispatch has
been received from the Japanese army head?
Our Independent cavalry whirh entered Ry
hott, on Sagtalien Island, forty-five miles north?
east Of Port Due, on July 27. withdrew on flnd
tnc order In the city unfavorable to its occu
. t"*t_oi_. Our army, intending to crush the en
i?x_3. s forces before they retreated from the
<_-_-__e-_.es Treat of Rykoff, began to advance at
? a. m. on July 2S.
The van, together Tt-ith an Independent ho .>
at cavalry, advanced by forced march, a Hack
JBE-g tea dislodging the enemy holding the north
?x extremity of RykofT and rushed into the
tc-B__. Cor_Tjsed street fighting ensued, but the
tarwr. was completely taken at S 30 o'clock in the
The enemy's main strength, which opposed
our right column, fled In,disorder southward,
taking tho short route leading to Pareono.
On July 28 a detachment which was sent
south In pursuit of the enemy met the enemy'?
infantry, some eight hundred strong, at a point
six miles south of Rykoff, and killed over two
hundred and captured five hundred.
Tbe enemy's 6trenpt h opposed to our riebt
column was of some 3,000 infantry, four gun?
c-.i four machine guns, and that opposed to our
???ft ?column some 2,000 infantry and four guns.
The enemy e loss in trophief? is under inv.sii
CZAR'S WARLIKE TOXE.
Promises People to Accept Only
St. Petersburg", July 3^.?Th? Emperor has
issued the following note In reply to an appeal
from tbe clergy of Orenburg not to conclude a
The Russian people can rely on ma N'pv .
will I conclude a shameful peace or on* un?
worthy of great Russia.
BRITISH COTTOX STRIKE.
Thousand Lancashire Work?
men Likely To Go Out.
?London. July 3C.?A strike of sixty thousand
I_-Oca._1ra ootton operatives is threatened, ow?
ing to the masters' refusal to grant a .. per cent
*-_v__?oe In wages. A ballot on the question of
strl___g was taken by the operatives last w*?ek.
but the result will not be made known until to?
morrow night, The indications are, however,
that most of the men favor a strike.
TUUXDER SAVES LIFE.
??.rrakes Daughter, Who Finds
Cleveland. July 30.?The crash of thunder
awoke Lusola Morton, daughter of Melville Mor?
ton, early this morning in time to save h*?r
father from death from chloroform administered
The burglars had broken in and chloroformed
Morton and ransacked the house, getting a
small amount of booty, when a terrible thunder
worm broke, awaking the daughter. She was
hurrying to her fathers room whea she per
<-?_ved the odor of th- drug, and ?ailed for help.
Morton was revived after neighbors had \vorkc?l
cve.r him for an hour.
TRAPPED BY TIDE OX BAR.
Father and Daughter Drowned at
[ST TELEGRAPH TO THE THI-IW. )
V-^-ehold. K J . July A". ?Frank Brown, a clerk
in th? Chemical National Bank, of New-Vork. and
)._ daughter E?.-?, of Jamal'-a, Long Island, were
?It owned while bathing in the surf at Manas.uan
BS-M__a at 1 o'clock to-day.
Mr. Brown and family were staying with his father
w, O. L. Herbert, of Marlboro, at their cottage
an Mana-q-at. Beach. Mr. Brown and his daughter,
tagmttmr with Miw Jesie Todd. of Plainfi.'d. went
to sea on a ?and bar. The tide came in and
were trapped. Jn attempting to reach shore
frtepped in water aeverai time? over their
l '-..-. Mr. Brown, who was an excellent swimmer.
"?d. a brave effort to save the girls, but th- -?<>-?
inning high, arid be was powerless.
? rt-whoa t put out from the inlet and succeeded
in getting Miss Todd aboard, but as Miss Brown
w_. being lifted over the ml?o a heavy sea ?wamped
the boat and all were thrown into the water. When
?*.<-n from the water Mr. Brown and his daughter
?fr? df-ad. Ml_s Todd wa3 soon resuscitated.
HEZEKIAH BUTTER WORTH SICK
Another of ' Zig Zag Journeys" May Die.
it is Said.
?st TT_.s_?aarM to tub wscxe.]
Boston. July ?.?Heseklah I ?' 'th, the well
mmmu author and post, is ssrioualy sick st his
?v-me In Woroe_tsr-st.. and Is said to be near
death. His condition for some tin?? has not been
favorable but his friends hsd no cause for alarm
nata last week, when general signs of ?
??--knew developed. Mr ButVf^T?in_.T'
?* Journeys, 5 which over half a ?*"?fn copies
l_T<? been sold Until 18? he wa* one of the
of the Youth- Con, mt Am PX$h
*s_ anaity canutas.
. WHERE FIVE PERSONS WERE KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
T*n<= fataii ?-.?-.it 5p]jT th?** flairp'-'l'* a' the Farktvay Baths, Brighton B<-ach. fr?;?m t-*ep to bottom, leav
/ it still standing.
HR. TAFT REACHES KOBE.
Another Warm Welcome Given to
the Secretary of War.
Kobe*. July 30.?Secretary Taft and his party
arrived here at 5 o'clo?-k this afternoon from
Kioto. They received a hearty welcome from
the Governor, the Mayor and city officials and
from the assembled thousands. Amid a display
of day fireworks the party went to the water
front, where a short reception was h^ld. A
number of presents wer*? mad?** to Secretary Taft
and Miss Roosevelt. The Manchuria silled at
lfi o'clock to-night for Nagasaki.
("amain Robert H. Noble. ">d Infantry, military
aide t?> Governor "Wright, met the Se?-retary
Kioto. July 311.?Secretary Taft and those who
accompanied him her?*- spent Sunday morning
quietly. Some of the members of the parly at?
tended church, while others visited the temples.
"When the party started at 3 o'clock this after?
noon on a special train for Kobe there ?vas an?
other remarkable demonstration. A great crowd
awaited Secretary Taft and Miss Roosevelt at
the station and cheered them unt? the train
started. The band played the national anthem
and "Auld I-ang Syne'* as the train pulled away
from the station.
GIRL LEADS BANDIT GANG.
Captured After Fight with Sheriff
IBT TEl.niRArH TO THE TRin>AT I
Benningtoii. VI . July 30.?An eighteen-.1, ear
Old girl bandit, who appears to have led ;) gang
of outlaws who have put in a state of tenor
some of the back towns for weeks, is in the
custody of Sheriff Wilson of Bennington County.
One of her companions, who is believed to be
A. 11. Ross, of Boston, was sh?-t through the
heart by his mates, wh?j in the darkness of the
underbrush mistook him for an officer.
Two others of the gang are being pursued
through the forests of the mountain towns of
Rupert and Dorset by six deputy sheriffs and
a poBse of sixty armed farmers. The girl under
arrest Is rather pretty, but is thoroughly har?
dened and refuses to give the officers any in?
formation. What little she says indicates that
she planned the raids on Rupert, East Pawlet
and Kast Rupert, and kept camp while the men
were away. They were surprised in camp
through a boy berry picker, who guided the
JN MURDERER'S CELL.
Hamlin Garlund, Author, Has Try?
ing Experience in Colorado.
[BT TEU-IRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.J
Canyon City. Col.. July 30.-Hamlin ?Garland.
lhe novelist, has Just undergone the experience
of being locked In a penitentiary cell. Mr. Gar?
land forgotten by the turnkey, was kept in a
Zror, lieel cell next to one occupied by a mur
derer for hours.
The condemned man in the next call howled
and cursed steadily. Mr. Hamlin almost col
| when he heard from the next cell,
through the heavy stone wails which separate
!nfa two compartments, the cries of the convict.
eastern- 'whtit the - ar* you ln for?"
? Wham are they going to stretch your neck?"
?rh?Tnoveltsl ?B too frightened to reply, and
g what had become of the
turnkey ?' '?" *? vo!ubl"-' hf!'i promised to -raton
within a Abort tim-i.
NO JONAH 0N: TUE ANGLER
Disapjyointed Whale Rams the Boat
-*-- Mate's Bad Blunder.
A huge humpback whale, seventy-five feet
long, visited the fishing steamer Angler yester?
day afternoon as it was leaving the fishing
banks, and as no Jonah was thrown overboard
it rammed the boat. There were over six hun?
dred passengers aboard?men and women?and
for five minutes there was the keenest anxiety.
Captain A! Foster, who was in the pilot house,
saw the .?nimal when the Angler was about four
miles off the tishing banks, it was then about
two hundred feet away and se?med to be push?
ing toward Long Beach. The pilot almost com?
pletely turned the vessel about, in hopes of
steering out of its path, but the whale, too,
swung around and pushed forward with alarm?
ing rapidity, and. in spit? of all the captain
ceiulil d?, rammed its big head against the
bow of the Angler, shaking the steamer se?
verely. The passengers, who had nm seen the
animal approach, wert- badly frightened, and all
shouted at once, "What's up?" The women an?
glers added. "Whatever can it be?"
"A whale! A whale"' shouted the mate, and
the anglers rushed forward. As they did. Cap?
tain Foster pointed to a big black lump rising
above the waves, scarcely flftv feet awav.
i "That girl ?ame near smashing us," he said.
"I feared I might have rut her In two, but
I turned about so that she could forge ahead. I
liad no sooner turned than she rammed her oo*M
! ??gainst my bow. She's a whopper, I tell you,
.-lin) there ain't nobody going to pick a scrap
i \-.Mh her!"
The passengers and crew looked after the mon
? ster for -nearly half r.n hour. It was heading
straight for the Long Beach shore. Captain
Footer said it was the biggest he had seen In
thes?* waters in years. For several weeks past
the same whale, it is believed, has been seen
by captains of other craft. Some have struck its
sides, others prudently steered off its path.
Tt appears that the mate was among the first
| lo see the whale. He shouted to the pilot box:
"Captain, there's a whale dead ahead!"
The captain then wheeled around. After it
was all over, Captain Foster called the mate to
?'Sir." said the captain, frowning, "never for
1 get that when you see a whale in these waters
you must report thusly. 'Thar she blows, cap'n"'
then I'll understand there's a whale ahead.
That's set down in every nautical book I ever
KILLED TWO ( HILDREX.
Retired Minister and Three Sons
Sentenced to Death.
[BT TBLE30BAPH TO THE TRIBINE.l
Vsldosta, Ga.. July SO.?The most remarkable
! criminal trial in the history of Georgia ended this
morning when the jury found .1. Or. Rawling?
guilty of the murder of the two ohildren of W.
In the week pre-csding Rawllngs's conviction, his
three sons. Milton. Jesse ?nd Leonard, had been
convicted of the same crime as had been their
n-sa-ro accomplice, Alf Moore, who turned State?
The conviction carries the death penalty, except
lr?""the case of youpg Leonard Raw lings, whom
the jury recommended to the marry of the ?court.
A feature of the caie is that the elder Rawllng?
and W. L. Carter are both, retired Merlvili?'.
ONE NIGHT TO CHICAGO
bv the Twentieth Century Limited of the New
York Central Lines Laav? New York 3*3? p m .
:a.o .* "O next morning. The fastest
IMp-eaLm ride in the world.-j-VilTt.
FLOOD SWEEPS SHIPPING.
BARGES AXD BRIDGES GO.
Bridgeport Damaged -$150,000 ?
Houses Washed Axcay?Two Die.
Bridgeport, Conn.. July 30 ?Special).- An ava?
lanche of wal . :?ix feet high from a broken
dam at Ward's Mills, seven miles north of this
city, caused damage to shipping and bridges
here roughly estimate?! at hf?t treen $125.000 and
The d?"?wnpour of rain that lasted all yesterday
afternoon, ended with a cloudburst at about 7
o'colck last night. Tt swelled the little mount .In
streams so high that they became torrents. The
dam at Ward's Mills gave way. and the torrent
of water rushed down the stream, carrying
everything before it.
The aura at the Trumbull reservoir gave .ay.
and the thousands of gallons of water stored
there sped down the valley, sweeping every?
thing into Its whirling eddies for n. hundred
yards from its natural hanks. The paper mill
dam. two mil"-? below, was next to go. By this
time the water hnd risen in th" river to three
times its high water mark, and houses along the
banks wer?? swept into the torrent and earri?d
along like open boats at sea.
A mile below was the dam of the Berkshir?
Mills at tidewater. The torrent swept against
this dam and a new bridge. It tore out the
dam. taking with a part of th? eastern abutment
of the bridge.
The Pequannook River, from this point on
down the mile and a half to where it empties
into the inner Bridgeport Harbor and thence
into Long Island Sound, was filled with shipping
discharging cargoes of lumber and coal along
BARGE ON A MERRY TRIP.
The barge Clara, Captain E. Keneally, of the
MeWilliams Ltine of New-York City, was moored
at Black's coal pier with about one hundred
tons of coal still in her hold. The captain heard
i the rushing waters, and sent his son, a lad of
; thirteen, ashore to fasten another line to the
pier, but before the boy could make the line fast
the hawsers snapped and th? barge was swept
: down the river.
On the barge were Captain Keneally and his
wife and four children. It struck the East
Washington-ave drawbridge and knocked It
completely around. Here Captain Keneally was
able to put one of his children ashore. Vessel
after vessel was struck by the barge and swept
from her moorings. Down upon the Congress
st. drawbridge the barge swept and struck it
The impact was so great that it hutted the
draw off her bed -a foot. The crash was heard
a quarter of a mile away. As the barge stri-ck
she knocked an electric light pole loose. It fell
across the barge, knocking Captain Keneally
into the water. The Hve wires hissed and
danced about the bridge like snakes. East
Bridgeport was in total darkness.
About the time the barge struck the bridge a
gas main, which crossed the river at this point,
snapped. There was a terrific explosion of gas.
The electric light wires lighted the gas and the
'; fire department was called out.
Mrs. Keneally and her remaining children
were taken from the barge in a hysterical con
! dition. The breaking of the gas main filled the
river with tar and Captain Keneally waa swept
down the river in it. A quarter of a mile away
h? seized a pile and crie?l for help. He was
taken out almost suffocated and removed to
the Emergency Hospital. None of his family are
.seriously injured, but Mrs. Keneally is suffering
i from shock.
SHIPS I.? "? "iED FR??M MOORINGS.
The three masted schooner Hope Ils j IMS. ?>f
Ban gor. Me., was swept from her moorings and
rammed her bowsprit through the Congress-st.
bridge. The Margaret Hart and the Marion
E. Bulley. barges of the McCaffrey Line, of New
York, were picked up in the flood and swept
through the Congress-st bridge before the barge
Clara si ruck it. They also ran under the rall
i road bridge and then struck the Blue Bell, a
barge of the MeWilliams Line. New-York, and
knocked her from her anchor, and the three
then swept down upon the lower drawbridge.
The Bulley was so low in the water that noth?
ing but her cabin struck the bridge, and this
was swept away like a shingle. Mrs. Robert
Myer. wife of the captain of the Bulley. who
; was in the cabin with her small child, was pain
; fully bruised about the back and limbs. The
j Blue Bell, riding high in the water, struck the
: drawbridge with the Margaret Hart and swung
| the drawbridge clean around, carrying tele
! graph and trolley cables along.
The barges swept on into the inner harbor,
' going at the rate of at least twenty-five miles
j an hour, according to Captain Robert Myer. He
j was on deck with a line ready to make fast to
anything at hand. Half way out the harbor the
Blue Bell made fast to the Ixarges Scott and
English, which were in tow of the tug Senator
Rice, of New-York. Seeing the other two barges
! swept on into the Round, the Rice made after
them and caught them between the Bridgeport
Light and Penfleld Light. The captain of the
Bulley and his wife and child were taken off by
j the keeper of the Bridgeport Light and rowed
' ashore to Seaside Park, where th?-y were taken
to the emergency hospital. The Large* were
then towed back to their moorings icsld? th.
The house of Andrew Lesko. In North-av...
m.\ the bank of the Pequonnuck Ri.er, was
ewept from its foundation, and with Mr. and
Mrp Lesko and their daughter, was carried
(?o!taue_ o_ ?*c-_4 gage
SIX KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Bolt Hits Brighton Beach Boardwalk and Shocks Crowd
of Three Thousand.
DEATH DEALING STROKE HURTS FORTY
Crowd Had Sought Shelter Under Walk at Base of Flagstaff Which El?*ctncity
Shattered - One of Tenting Party Killed.
The fiercest electrical storm of the sea>on swept over the city and a'liacent
New-Jersey cities yesterday. At Coney Island, where lightning killed ! g rcr-soa?
and injured twoscore, the tempest was said to be the most fearful in its his*
The persons killed, with, those most severely injured, had taken refuge from
the rain under the boardwalk at the base of a flagpole at the Parkway Baths. The
bolt shattered the flagpole, and, following it down to the base, k injured
those sitting there. Three thousand persons on the boardwalk were said to bar?
felt the shock from the same bolt.
At Bridgeport, Conn., a flood swept away bridges and earned shipping and
houses on its crest for several miles. Two lives were lost. A cloudburst and flood
did damage at Derby, Conn.
THOUSANDS ILE!*] IN TERROR WHEN BOLT STRIKES.
Thf storm which swept over Coney Island yes?
terday afternoon left six persons dead and ?core?
of injured in Its wake. At the Parkway Baths,
where thousands were bathing when the storm
broke, five men who sought shelter under the
Brighton Beach boardwalk were instantly killed
and nine persons were seriously injured by
lightning. Three thousand persons felt the
thunderbolt, which struck a high flagpole and
passed down it to the walk. The sixth man was
killed near Ulmer Park. The dead and injured
are a3 follows:
On the Brighton Beach boardwalk, where
thousands of visit >rs were spending the after?
noon, th?**- sh^ck was plainly felt. The boards
were wet. and formed a direct conductor for the
t-lfctric current, which s-hocked those who were
within ?re hundred yards of the flagpole*?.
The pain resulting from th? shock caused
many of those who felt it to jump hysterically
into the ai.-.
r'KMMERLE. Chart?? P.. t-renty v?ars ol?. No. 33T2 Esst
ltith-st , Elatbustr.
D"-:VMEBlaE. Fra..k B.. twaatt tmtoe years old. No. 3-*72
East 16th st . Flart??jseV
Pl'NWOODIE. ('eorge, thirty-three years oM. No. +41
.?th-fff . Rreioklyn.
FRANKHELL. Robert, t? eats -tent "****?? **??, No 332S
East "Ist-sr Manhanan
FALZWEItaER. Henry, tottj Pre v-srs old. ?*? 1*r'
"**\S?"H. Rob?rt. siste??n -???ars eat, Fr?^?p?*t and Tr*mont
?Tl?, Th? Bill??.
ArPIaE. John, flfry-'mo yars ?Mi. Me PM attk-ot.,
0HR?STENSON. Miss Tina. twenty-three years old. No.
45* Pacifie-sr.. Brooklyn: burns on left shoulder an-1
?"URL-EY, Miss Mary L . twenty years old. No. S80 Gates
av*.. Brooklyn b-arned about both teat.
DT"NN. John J.. twenty-one years oW. No. 26? Birrdfor ?
ave . Brooklyn; both feet burned.
KROHN. Miss Caroline, nineteen years old. No. 3T9 So'ath
5th-?t.. Brooklyn; burned on back and feet.
M'CARTHT. Daniel. No. 306 12th-st . Brooklyn: shock.
MILLS. David, rsrenty-one years old. No. in F'lltmore
Place, Brooklyn; both feet burn(?d.
RALZWEIIaER. ""VIHta?. thirteen years old. No. 197
Bush-st . Brooklyn: shock and burns.
REISS. Isaac, twenty-seven years old. No. 100 Dean-st .
Brooklyn; rupt'jred ear drum and burned scalp.
REIS?. Mrs. Isaac, same address; burn<Hl about the f??t
PCHENE. Mrs. Amelia, fifty years old, No. S08 East 143M
st., Th<? Bronx, sho?-k and temporary loss of memory
The storm was one of the worst that Coney
Island ever had. It broke shortly ?fter 4 o'clock,
and for three hours incessant rain, with almost
incessant lightning, kept th?** crowd? at pleas?
ure seekers in terror.
At Brighton Beach mor?*? than three thousand
of the 250,000 visitors to Coney Island were
bathing when the storm broke over the ?pleasure
resort. Many hurried to nearby houses, while
hundreds packed the veranda of the Brighton
Beach Hotel. A slight shower reassured most,
of those on th?* beach, and many braved Um
oncoming showpr to take another .lip.
BOLT STRIKES BOARDWALK.
The sound of the first peal of thunder ha?l
hardly passed away when a bolt ?>f lightning
struck th?** tall flagstaff in front of the Brighton
Beach Bathing Pavilion. At almost the same
instant a bolt struck a tr<**e near the Harway
ave. bridge, which croaeet the Coney Island
?'reek, a mile away.
a\t Brighton the bolt found many victims.
Clad in their bathing suits, half a hundred
men and women crushed under the boardwalk
tor protection. Splitting an eagle which sur?
mounted the pole and tearing an American flag
into shreds, the bolt ran down the staff, crashe.i
through the boardwalk and went into the sand.
The little group was scattered by the force of
th<*> bolt, some being thrown several feet. A
dosen failed to rise, and it was soon found that
five were dead, and the others badly hurt .
The police In th" C?>ney Island .station were
extinguishing a Maz.e which resulted from a
lightning bolt there when the call for am?
bulances mad police reserves came from Brigh?
ton Beach. Almost the samt*- instant a call from
the Harway-ave. hriiige came in.
Dr. T. C. Clay and Dr. J. F. Morrison, of the
Coney Island Reception Hospital, which is less
than three hundre?! yards away from the
Brighton bathing beach, learned at the acci?
dent from a small boy whose hand was badly
burned, but who refused treatment. They hur?
ried to the scene, while nurses prepared every
available bed for the reception of th** injured.
While Dr. Clay attende?! the dead. I' I
risoti gav" aid to the injured, whose cries
sounded above the constant thunder. it was
pouring rain when the doctors turned th*? Park?
way Bathing Pa\ ilion int?> a temporary morgue,
xwhere the dead were cared for In a reception
The injured, who had received first aid. wer?
taken to the hospital in a patrol wagon and
KlLlaF.D l\DER A TREK.
Dr. Morrisoi* was call?d to the Harway-a*.?-.
accident, and was forced to take the only am?
bulance. An additional call from Harway-ave.
w*as sent ta th.- Norwegian Hospital, at South
When the surgeons reached there they found
that a group had been standing under a tr*ee
near a tent when a bolt struck the tree, killing
Mr. Ralzweller and stunning his companions.
The work of treating tho?e at Brighton was
carried on with all possible speed. Ro?reee
from th? Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island po?
lice stations drov.? the pani-- stricken crowds
ba?-k while doctors worked >\er trie Injured
An unusually heavy surf added to the terror of
those who had escaped th* bolt, and only th?
l?r??en?v of the police prevent?sd a greater
of life Dr E C Relnemund. of th- ?
Bath Emergency ,-ioapital. with i_>r. Ly-cu.
, assistant, cr?at?d a ?-co*? ..' iho?? #ko mere ?
shocked and burned. In the hospital Miss tSamyx,
the nurse in charge, and Miss "Wallstram emrtm
for the victims as soon as they could be ta_?n
from the improvised ambulance*.
Miss Clara Theill. who was among those mars?
seriously injured, lay unconscious in ignoran?*
of the death of her fiance, George Dunwct-odta.
who accompanied her to the h- - bad*
was burned from the s<-.lp, ?Hi the hairplTi?
were bent into strange shapes. She remained
unconscious for several hours.
MOTHER FINDS HER SONS Dr.'.
Another scene which brought tears to i . ?
of th?"?se standing near, was the Identification
of the two Demmerle brothers, who lay dead bs-_
side their cousin. Robert Wasch, by their m
Mrs. Charles Demnierle. almost imreed_?__B_?
after the fatal bolt. The boys had been in hnth
ing. and the mother was w aiting on ths sssaacta?
for them to change their clothes. Thsy reached*
the fatal shelter spot a moment bstors th*
sh-.k came. Mrs. Demmerle became hystssicsl
when her sons were killed hardly an arm's
length away from her.
The bodies were all so badly burned tha4|
identification wan extremely difficult. A deep
cut on each showed where the bolt entered. Th.
injured were of a deep purple color about _M|
feet, but the disflgur.tion disappeared a?.?.
The body of Robert Frar.khell. who was ti-,
only victim not dressed in a bathing _-_t? wa.
burnea in a score of places. His ha_i_s __<_
f??et were blackened by the shock, while purp! _
marks .-?p his body showed th? -?? ; ? _s
George Beas*?her, a Princeton University stu
?lent, who Is manager of the Parkway Baths,
was one of the first to under?:... .i what had hap?
pened. He sounded a general alarm, which
brought the bathhouse employes t.. t1-.? ?mer-?
gency stations. The life guards had to hasten
to the rescue of those in the water, who were
overcome by fright and :n immediate danger of
drowning. Other employes held the ?tow I -
back to prevent a stampede In the big batlt?n?
On the beach the effect of the shock was PoPP
in the same way. the wet sand acting as a con?
ductor there .Tames C.ss ?;>.. an attendant in
an automobile garage. w__ m?? -harglng an
slsiUit automobile when the bolt struc
thrown te the groan, by Us feses. ___ ? ?
more than two hundred feet away <"r.
spot wh?-re it struck.
That th? pole, which was split, in two. did i">t
falT surprised many, who expected to see it
crash among th? rescuers and the morbid sight
Miss ?""arrie Krohn. the young woman wha
was among the injured taken la the Cone
anci Reception Hospital, described the shock _.
similar to "ne resulting from an e!e<?tri<? bat
She was l^ss than twenty feet away from tho
flag pole when ?he holt struck. an?1 es
more serious injury, though she was re?
The most remarkable Injury vas that sus
tallied by lsaa<? Reiss. whose left ear drum was
ruptured and whose scalp was burned,
with his wife, were under the boardwalk,
crash whi??h followed the descending boll
him dumb as well as deaf, and It wa |
half h??ur before he fullv realised what h .
eurred. He was treated by Dr. ?'lay. and r? -
gained his roles, but will never hear in h
\V.\T?'H HOSPITAL IN ,
The scene Ml-our the ? "on. y Island Reception
Hospital f> .lowing the two ?-rashes was aim... t
indescribable. Crowds of holiday visitors stood
f??r hours in the drenching rain in ??n attempt t .
gain a glimpse of the Injured. Screens kept
from outside view the beds which ba?l been
pla??ed in the ree* ption room where the wounded
The nurses worked independently, while the
doctors turned their attention to the mon
ously injured. Friends and relatives - lamored
-b?iut the doors and windows to inquire about
Ar Ha? roi.'s Morgue, in West 8th-st.. oppo?
site to the police station, a similar crowd gath?
ered to see the dead, who were removed fron?
the temporary morgue at Brighton Beach a*
soon as permission could be obtained from ths
esfsasr. The bodies of Charles and Frank Dem?
merle and Robert Wasch were later removed t*
the Demmerl? home, at Flatbuah. The body of
Robert Frankell will be ??ent to relatives at
Belmar. N. J . while that of George Du?woo__S
was held awaiting instructions Ths body __
Henry Ralzweiler. who was the victim of <__?
Harway-ave. accident, was taken to the Bat .
Beach police station. Ralzweiler was a pr??
parous truckman, who. with his son. Wtftlaafc
and a friend, was fishing near the summer cams?
which skirts Gravesend Bay. near Harway-av?.
BOLTS HIT BELLEl'l r
I | - ? j Strikes Telephone Wires
?Little Ptntk Among Patients.
The atorm caused ntani
Hospital, and during I
wires, both light sad
several times, causing a
out and for a time cripi
\ Isa through letting t
. ' o m m i * -
Ths Storni broke over
_ *. rt a i ^ i
??? < w hi.?h fell lnt
vVorked up to a stat. of nervmia tension, the
patients particularly were alarmed at .\_r\
fresh era ih. At d.->6 o'r! .'? the wires va.ro
- - - for the _--? Bugen* Burns, ths
? Tperator. was at ?-?is post wh? 'he?-?
is ? terrific o ?'?... i_- ^d ? Ml-_(t_?g
Th?? sa-voivsr o? the telephone, *tUalt?un-S ijpjA\