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— — — — — _ ___________ fCopyrtght. 1907. by Ttaa Tribvaa As*oci*tlotkl
V of " LXVI ... >°' 22.008.
VICTORY FOR JACKSON.
SOT HELD IX CONTEMPT.
Attorney General May Begin Pro
ceeding Against McClellan.
fßy T»-!e«rrap'h to The Tribune.]
Albany, Feb. 16. — Justice Fitts, of the Supreme
Court, handed down decisions to-day quashing
the alternative writ of prohibition forbidding
Attorney General Jackson to bring action In quo
warranto to test Mayor McClellan's title to
office, and refusing to adjudge the Attorney
General In contempt of court for instituting a
ppcond notion for the same purpose on his own
Information. These two decisions form a dis
tinct victory for William Randolph Hearst and
the Attorney General and are solar plexus
bio^s to Mayor McClellan.
■ lor. 1 believe that there is now no
Ifcdellan by which, he can
-• general from continuing the
« - ■ auo warraato. Mr. Jackson is per
■ ,to vrosocute tho proeeed
own Information or on the Jnforma
t'.on of Mr. Hearst an 1 others. It Is said here
• attorney General will press
the c.ise with renewed energy and force a re
a as possible.
Willie Justice Pitta's decisions are a distinct
victory for Jackson and Hearst, yet, had they
been the reverse of what they are, politicians
say that they would not have affected seriously
the question of a recount of the ballots cast in
the last Mayoralty contest in New York City, as
this wcild have been forced by legislative enact
ment. In accordance with the Governor's ex»
presf=ed views. Measures to carry out such leg
islation have already been introduced. Ac*
rordir.g to the view mentioned above, the de
cisions merely hasten the recount.
Hearst's adherents here are jubilant to-night.
and freely predict that the present Mayor will
he out of office within the year. They say that
Mr. McClellan cannot postpone the counting of
baJlots much longer; that the case must come
•- trial within sixty days, and the recount fol
low Immediately afterward, and that the re
count will show that McClellan was not re
elected Mayor of New York City.
In ouashliicr the alternative writ of prohibi
tion. Justice Fltts ruled that the process of the
court could not be used to control the actions of
the Attorney General in the exercise of his pro
rogatives?, and that the action of ex-Attorney
<>r.era! Mayer in refusing to brine an action in
quo warranto against Mayor McClellan was not
binding on bis successor In office. The Justice
The process of this court cannot be used to
control the actions of the Attorney General in
the exercise of his prerogatives.
Assuming for the sake of argument, that the
refusal of the former Attorney General, Mayer,
to permit, on the relation of Hearst, the com
mencement of an action to test the title of the
office of Mayor of the city of New York, was Ju
dicial in Its character and precluded bis euc
ce?sor in office from entertaining a similar ap
plication and granting permission to Institute
such an action, the same could be pleaded In
bar, by way of answer to such an action.
The writ of prohibition is one of the state
writs authorized by the code of civil proced
ure which may Issue out of the Supreme Court,
restraining- a judge or party from further pro
'-•e>e4iiig In the action or special proceeding com
plained of. (Code of Civil Procedure. 2,001. 2,096.)
The writ does not issue as a matter of right,
but only in the Bound discretion of the court in
cases of supreme necessity where the grievance
cannot be redressed by ordinary proceeding's at
law or hi e*jnity or by appeal. -
For these reasons the application for an abso
lute writ of prohibition must be denied, and the
nrder allowing the writ of alternative prohibi
tion vacated and writ quashed.
Justice Pitts, In deciding on the question of
contempt of court for the second action In quo
warranto on his own information against Mayor
McClellan, before the alternative writ of prohi
bition was quashed, declared that the Attorney
General had power In the first place to bring
such action, and that the alternative writ of
prohibition did not apply to an action brought
"upon his own information." and therefore, "in
bringing such action the Attorney General did
not violate the writ of prohibition and was not,
therefore. in contempt of court."
Th* decision Is:
Pnwer and authority to institute this action Is
conferred on the Attorney General by Section
1,948 of the. Code of Civil Procedure:
"Section 1.948. Attorney General may maintain
"The Attorney General may maintain an action
upon his own information or upon the complaint
of"a private person In either of tlie following
— Against a person who usurps, intrudes
into, or unlawfully holds or exercises within ih<*
fate a franchise or a public office, civil or mili
tary, or an office In a domestic corporation."
In instituting this action against the relator,
McClellan, the Attorney General violated none
of the provisions of the alternative writ of pro
hibition l. sued nut of this court on the fifth day
of January. I!m>7. The acts there prohibited bad
reference only to an action sought to be insti
tuted upon the complaint filed by the respondent
The Attorney General has commenced this
action upon his own Information; that th.*
statute permits him to do and his action with
reference to the name cannot bo controlled by
process of this court.
In both cases decided on Mayor McClellan
hears the coßts. Th^ decision says:
Th« motion of the relator is therefore denied,
w!th $10 costs.
FAVROT INDICTMENT QUASHED.
Baton Roue**. \m . Peb. )*> . — Tlio motion to rjirisli
tss) )r.^!ctment sssJnst I~iiii|.iwsbiiisii e-liw I Favrot,
rhar(r*<l with nn-rrifr. was sustained to-day by
Favrot's sueeassor "n the txncJi, Judge Brunot.
ONE VOTE DEFEATS WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
Chicago, Feb. 16. — Woman's suffrage for Chicago
»■«« defeated by the narrow margin of one vote
to-day at the charter convention. Lesslng Rosen
thai raid women would be "denatured" if they
wera to vote.
"It Is Inexpedient to Introduce an untried ele
ment into politics.*' eald Clyde Jones, another dele
gate. "Woman's suffrage works all right In the
small towns, but in the largo cities It Is a curse."
MACDOWELL FUND NEARLY $20,000.
The committee In charge of the Edward Sfae-
Pu— U fund announcer, that it has received contri
butions during the. week ended February 16. IW7,
ri BJHft, Of this amount $1,000 was contributed
Wy Commodore Frederick G. Bourne, and the sum
of MoO was raised in l_akewood. N. J.. by Mrs. Sam
uel S. Beard The total amount of contributions to
date Is FUJU
JOHN CUNNEEN SERIOUSLY ILL.
buffalo, Feb. 16. — John Cunneen, ex-Attorney
General of New York, and one of the leading
members of the Buffalo bar, is seriously 111. Mr.
Cunneen suffered at first from a severe cold,
which hits developed into an attack of pneu
PUCCINI ILL IN HOTEL.
Glaccmo Puccini, the composer i^f "Madaroa But
*-»rt\y" and i.a Bcb*me," contracted a bad case
of grip lan: Thursday while travelling to l'hllaUc-1
phla to supr-rlnt^nU a perfonnanes of "Madama
Hutlerfly." He i,< now at his a!>artnK-nt In the
Hotel Astor, end his physician, Dr. Catlelll, of the
Metropolitan Oyera House, says there Is no ln:
»i:«-Ulat<j danger i", his condition and that be will
b« out la a nrw days.
SAVANNAH LINE TO THE SOUTH.
I-.OW excursion rates to all southern resorts.
Large, iiew i-hips, «uj»erior service. Vvr UckeU,
reservation!*, Telephont 2535 Bprinff.— Advt.
Tn-d«y. fair and ralditr.
To-morrow, fair; west wind.*.
THE FATAL WRECK OX THE XEW YORK CENTRAL, NEAR 205T11 STREET.
MAY I)ROP DELIAS.
California "Lawyer Accused of Giv
ing Injudicious Interviews.
Unusual developments In the. c|ise of Hnrry
K. Thaw are expected by to-morrow morning,
vrhen tho trial \\ill bt> resumed before Justice
Fit^Qerald In the Criminal Branch of the Su
preme Court. It is learned, on good authority,
that in nil probability Delphin Michael Delmaa,
the much heralded lawyer from San Fra
w-hr> lias been conducting the examination of
witnesses, will k- dropped from the •:
and Clifford W. Hartridge, the attorney of record,
will assume active charge. As for Henry «'lay
McPike, partner of Mr. Delmas, it Is undi
lie has never been a regularly retained counsel,
and hereafter will have nothing t.> do with the
The dropping of Mr Delmas, although not
positively • a, Is as <•■!;. tin as It
can be before a conference which la scheduled
for to-day between Ihe other counsel and the
family. The decision came after a i >nf<
(>f all the. lawyers yesterday, which lasl
the afternoon and until 7 o'clock last
then was Interrupted onlj for dinner, and con
tinued uiiul late' In the night.
Fur i it is understood,
Mr. Delmas have been mv b d I wltli
printed i b, purporting to come from him.
Counsel these interviews were a gro»«
hreaoh of 1 etiquette. Tlie iiiina.x:
was reached on Friday an . ,-. On Fri
day Mr. McPike, supposedly one of ■
Issued a i • which h< criU
clsed the court and Dlstrl I Attorney .'•
Later be denied the U I
m-nts of two reporters.
DELMAS DENIES INTERVIEW.
Yesterday Mr. Delmas followed up the inter
%-iew with a typewritten .statement which be
gave, exclusively, to one newspaper. Mr. Hart
ridge happened to bear of this interview, and a
hurried gathering of <-ounnei resulted. They
went In <'t body to Mr. Delmas'a office I > demand
an explanation. The reporter who had received
the Interview was present. Mr. Delmas, It is
however, insisted that be had doi
undersr<..,,i. denied making It. Th»
a conference which lasted for hours fo
and it Is v: . : counsel told Mr !•
many thlnf : ' s und<
consisted principally of an attack on colleagues,
particularly regarding the alleged
understood that Mr. Delmas again criticised the
prosecution and the court for rulings
tions, going a st< p further than hla ;
McPike ■■■ " !l l"' ic! -
Mr Delmaa said he did ; ■'
ment, and it was decided that th«
would not be publißh< I
were In a particularly angry frame of mind,
held a se< on.i i
In the mean time Harry Thaw had been told
of the occurrence, and, it la understood, sent
written word to Mr. Hartridge. : his attorney of
record, to use his discretion as to the counsel
retained for hi* defence. This allowed Mr.
Hartrldge full sway.
Last night, to get the family's views before
finai action was taken, John I?. Gleason con
ferred with Mrs Evelyn Thaw He explained to
her fully the situation and what the decision of
counsel was, and asked her advice Mr. Hart
ridK'- did a similar 'Service for Mrs. William
Thaw. The result of these conferences will be
MRS. WILLIAM THAW AROUSED
The Interview which Mr. McPike Issued nn
Friday stirred Mrs. William Thaw yesterday to
unusual action, and she Issued a statement, over
her own signature and In her own handwriting,
denouncing the action Bhe wrote;
• Mr*. William Thaw wishes it understood that
the lawyers retained as counsel for her sr.n are
Messrs. Hartridge, Peabody, Gleason, Delmas
and O'Reilly. Any one else sitting by courtesy
and making statements In advance of evidence
rloes so without warrant, and it munt he re
garded a--- a breach of confidence if Buch state
ments are founded on fact. Mrs Thaw la moved
to say this by reason of the publication aa to
methods of defence, whether assumed or real."
Mr. Delmas, when asked If he had given the
"If any application for a lunacy commission
is made hy Mr. Jerome It will ho opposed hy me.
I do not Bee any indication for iuch a move."
Mr. Delmae. evidently fearing some unexpect
ed move, tried to explain his action of the morn-
Ing, when be summoned Mrs. Evelyn Thaw to
his nfflcft for a conference, although it had heen
arranged to hold a conference In the Tombs at
the numo. time. He said:
"1 came t.i my office al 9:45 o'clock. Soon
thereafter ! had one <>f my clerks telephone to
Mrs. Thaw, saying I desired to see her. it was
said *\w had left her bate] I then sent ope o f
ri.v young men to the Tombs and had him Hsk
her if she would come here. Dr. Bvans was
v. ith me at the time Mrs. Thaw arrived, axid 1
,vaß, vaß jn consultation with him w!:<-;i she came
here I wsa In consultation with her, and then
we went to the Tombs. She was not in the con
sultation room during my talk with Mr. Thaw/
MB. DELMAS'S ASSIGNMENT.
Mr. Delmas was flrst retained In Thaw's xle
fenoe In October. He had made one cross-con
tinent Journey before, bid was not retained, mid
returned. Later it was decided to retain him.
When he enme here he was entertained by Mr.
Hart ridgo, senior counsel, and rooms at the
y R i., ciuu -.'■!• obtained for him. it ia learned
Cvutlu.Kd oa ««cond pag*.
NEW- YORK. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 1907.-5 PARTS-SIXTY PAGES.
ERIE TRAIN NEAR WRECK.
Truck of Mail Car on Eric Breaks
During Fast Run.
Bj r>;. K raph tr. Th« TrlbmM ]
Middletown, x. y., pph.p e h. 16.— Th» Brie Hail
road narrowly escaped a serious wreck to-day.
Train N'<>. 80, made up of H*jht roaches, carrying
about 260 passengers, due in New York, at 1
I>. m.. was half an hour late and v.»* running
fifty miles an hour passing Suffern. As the
train went by tii>- Btation the passengers avd
train crew saw a man run out, wildly gesticulat
The i onductor brought the train to a stop, and
it was found that the main stay on the rear
trucks <-f the mail car had broken, and the -."'<>
pound iron casting was riding me rails. I;" lr
had struck the ties the following coaches would
have been wrecked Mr. Clay, ;i conductor, was
n who saw the danger as the train :
and signalled. He received the blessing <>f the
jers and train crew. The train \*
layed an hour.
AGREE OX SI HIDE.
Forma- Nerc Yorker and Wife Die
from Chloral in Tampa, Via.
Tampa i '• 16 Mr. and Mrs. ' ;
W. Morton, registering from New York <"lty.
committed suicide ai Tampa Ba; !:
thi >•■ norni' | n the room was found
reading as foil
February 10, 1 a. in.
What haa bene done to-night has been done by
mutual consent, each holding the other not re
sponsible for failure.
~ OKORfJK W. MORTON
Then v\as also a telegram reading:
A. J. Hnrklle, No '21 Saybrooke Place, New
ark, N. J.:
Stephanie and <;«•.. Morton died tills morn
ing suddenly .'it Tamj.ii Hay Hotel.
The couple took large doaca of hydrate of
chloral, the bottle which hail contained the drug
liHnu found in the room. Hoth had extensive
wardrobes, and had been .it the hotel since
Tuesday, coining from Jacksonville, where they
had spent the greater part of the winter.
Archibald J. Barklie, <.f No. -7 Saybrooke
Place. Newark, said last night that hi had »
relative by marriage by the name of < Seoi \V.
Morion, and that he had not si-en or heard from
him in several years. He said that Morton wus
related to the old Stevens family In Hoboken,
and was born In New Jersey The last Mr.
Barklie heard of Morton he was living in Jack
sonville, Fla, •
WILL TUROI'GU SPIRITS
Relative Says Mrs. Hooker Drexo
Codicil After Ghostly Message.
[I'.y Telogrnph to Th« Tribune.]
Hartford. Conn.*. Feb. l<|.~That Mrs. Isabella
Beecher Hooker, ho died In this city on Janu
ary '-'•">. received message."! from the spirit world
and drew a codicil to her will to accord with
them was testified to to-day in the Probate
Court, where a contest over the will is taking
place by a relative.
The l.ulk of the estate, ;ii>out $80,000, wenl to
in, Dr. Edward Beecher Hooker, and his
family. The objection to the will is made by a
granddaughter, Mrs Katherlne Burton Powers,
of Brookllne, Msi«s. who received only $1,000.
To her daughter, Mrs. Alice Hooker Day, of
Brooklyn, N. V.. Mrs Hooker lefi only $1,000,
saying In the will that sh.- was \\*li provided for
In the will of her husband, the late John <•
Day. Mrs. Day said she was satisfied.
FINDS WOMAN KILLED HUSBAND.
Coroner Returns Verdict Against Mrs. Sea
man — She is Held for Grand Jury.
[By Talaffrapb to Tlih Tribune i
Newburg, N. V.. Feb. 16.« Coroner <..oi K .- M.
Knapp, of Flshklll Landing, this afternoon tiled
his verdict In tin- case <>f Abraham Seaman, who
on February 2 was found dead at his home In
Matteawan. His wife was the only occupant <>f
the house, it Is alleged that sh« bad bought a
pistol a week before the tragedy, and had asked
several men to do away with her aged husband.
. The coroner finds that Mrs. Seaman tired the.
fatal shot wtth premeditated design. The woman
is in the county Jail awaiting action hy tho
G. A. "R. MAY GIVE UP ANNUAL PARADE.
Cleveland. Feb. W. Tha Mvii War veterans in
Cleveland have begun ;i movement seeking to dis
continue the annual *'• A X parade throughout
mntry, and it Is possible that the parade teen
here Ihhi May will b« the last formal appearance
of the soldiers. The gradual Inroads time hasniadq
upon the <i. A. R.. nnd the growing feeblena si
which the veterans are now for the first tim.>
grudgingly admitting, :»r« klv» n as the causes for
. FOUR BOYS HURT IN COABTING.
Middletown, Conn., Feb. 30.— A double-ripper
crashed into a sleigh in College street this noon
and four of the twelve high school lads who
v.i re cm It were seriously hurt, although none
will die. Gordon Joubert and Howard Dowllng
sustained broken legs and internal injuries.
AUGUSTA, CHARLESTON, SUMMERVILLE*,
:10 P. M., 8:20 A. M. aaul 9:S P. M. Unexcelled ser
vice via I'enn. & Atlantic Coast Line H. U. Florida
Information Bureau, B'wuy, cor. SOtU SU-AdvU
CLEMENCEAU MAY FALL.
Premier Forces Church and State
Agreement Into Parliament.
Paris, Feb. If. Just ns an agreement In th«
matter of the terms upon which the churches of
France could be leased to the Catholic clergy
was about to be reached between the represen
tatives of M Briand, Minister of Education, and
Cardinal Richard. Archbishop <•.•■ i\i:N an
agreement Involving v settlement of an acute
phase of the n liglous conflict -a ministerial
crisis has loomed up on the horizon, and it is
now doubtful whether Prei r Clemenceau'a
• 'ablnei i c the i
•t a sickbed to-day In order to
to the t: ■ •'• Palai c, ■■ ' meet
ing, undei the pr< sidem j of President FaUlerea,
was I In order to Insist that the
hould not alone assume the responsibility
of authorizing the form of contracts negotiated.
The Premier doubted if Parliament would ap
tracts, and insisted that Varlia
muHt h.>\' .i chance to express it.< opinion
vii t!-- » .■ nt finally com
, ■ : r said he was fully
aware of the plots of the followers of M. Combes
and other group*, and argued that it was b'-tter
io i-.-t ih nsent of Parliament In advance
than to run the risk of being outvoted later. He
that he was ready to go into the
. Mondaj and submit an interpella
l t; the question of confidence In the gov-
It Is understood that M. Briand took sharp
Issue with his chief after the adjournment of
the Cabinet meeting. It is added that the Min
ister of Education intends to submit his views
to his colleagues, and that on Tuesday either he
will retire or M Clemenceau will resign.
-The si'!.ntlon la complicated, by the fact that
the powerful financial interests which bitterly
oppose the Income tax scheme would Join any
combination to overthrow the areMM ministry.
Extraneous Issues aside however, a majority of
Parliament and n majority of the country un
doubtedly would support m BrUnd's conciliatory
policy, and if M Clemenceau falls either XL
Briand or former Premier Sarrieu Is considered
most likely ti. .succeed him.
A' a late hour to-nlghi a semi-official state
ment minimizing the seriousness <>f the situation
\\:<s Riven "lit. but in .spite of this the best
Judges in Parliamentary circles consider a crisis
to be Inevitable.
to nit i :. Ik $G/joo/too will.
Colorado May Test Legality of Pro
\ won Endoxcing Home.
i .1 . I vi.. it; ,\ :
■ Legl ' ure to vote $16.
•' legal proceedings to
tality of the will of Wlnfleld Scott
Stratum tiled In September, I*o2. Hl»
hi praised at 16.000.000, 004 In
I ;o to build and endow
the A! yre i Strattoi h»iiKi foi the po >r, in '.•■nor
,f his 1 ' cutors'
final ■ ■ ■ K.
exorutors, ■■■ tto are also trusi
tild th>- home Immediately,
• ■•( the legisl itlve committee,
: i i ii 1. 1 1 !• i invest igat< the executors,
ha« urged thai .i court of competent Jurisdiction
shall decide the legaHty of the provision for t1..
l it The will provides that the estate shall
revert to t'oloraclc if a court finds the provision
foi the home Illi -
MRS. WALL AC ARRESTED.
Accused of Causing Death of Her
Mother, Mrs. Ida Binge.
Following a report r»f the analysis of the conn
of Mrs. [da Binge's stomach that bi
chloride of mercury, or corrosive sublimate, had
been found in largo quantities, Mm. Lottie Wai
lau, Hi" woman's daughter, »vas arrested .<t 11
o'clock last night, In her home, at No. »58 East
gOth street, on the charge of causing her death,
Th<- arrest was made on'a warrant Issued by
Coroner Aciitelli, at the request of Assistant
l)istii.;t Attorney Corrlgan, who has had charge
of the case for the District Attorney. The war
rant was executed b; County Detectives Rear
don and Brennan.
Mrs vvaihm was locked up In the East I'.Tth
str->-i station. Bhe had l ii held In J5.4100 t>Til
as a witness for the Inquest Into her mother's
Mrs. Elisabeth Devine Is named as the nurse
who gave th< Information to the District At
torney. She is said '■•> have told "f s.'t-iiiK Mrs.
Wai lav «iv<- \ifv mother champagne dally during
her last illness. This champagne was analysed
;,t ih. same time as Mrs Binge's organs, and
was found, the chemists likewise reported, to
contain corrosive sublimate.
MINE OWNERS DEFY FEDERATION.
[Ny Telegraph to Th« Tribune.)
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 16.— The Phelps-Podge Copper
Company, which practically owns Bisbeeand Dousr
las. Ariz., over eleven hundred miles of railroad
and mines of great value, threatens to throw four
thousand men out of work If the Western Federa
tion of Miners persists in organising. Already eight
hundred men have been discharged, and others may
follow. Two rears ago tho federation attempted
to organize the camp, but the majority of the
miners voted it down. The older nun still oppose
th-> federation, as the company always has been
generous with its employes.
SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED LEAVES
N. Y. dally. 12:23. noon. Due St. Aug. 2:50 p. m. Sea
board offlce. 1183 B'wy, or any P. K. K. office.— Advt.
CENTRAL WRECK===I9 DEAD.
Crowded Electric Train on Harlem Division Jumps
Track Near 205 th Street— loo Injured.
FOUR CARS LEAVE ROAD AT CURVE.
Division Superintendent Says Broken Rail Caused Accident — One Old Passenger
Coach Catches Fire — Cars Smashed to Kindling Wood.
The White Plains and Brewster express of the
Harlem Division of the New Tork Central Rail
mad, which left the Grand Central station ir
*:13 o'clock last evening, w;ts wrecked Just north
of the Woodlawn Road bridge, which spans th.
rallroad tracks at ".'fi;,!!] Mr.-.-t, and nineteen per
sons were killed and probably one hundred were
The train was made up of five cars and an
electric motor engine. Following the engine was
a motor car of new steel construction and then
came four of the old type passenger coaches.
The engine and first car kept upright, but the
others were turned over and smashed.
BRADY, Mrs. Edward, Golden'i llridgc. N. Y.
EDWARDS, Myron i: . White Plains, member of th«
American Society or civil Engineer-!"'.
EVAN'S*. Marlon J.. White Plains, civil engineer.
JOBIK, Jessie X., •ddres* unkknown.
JOHNSON K. S. BrUrcllff Manor.
KINt'H, Mis Mary, thirty-five years o!d, ("hatauqua.
MI.AXE. Mr* , fifty years old, employed at Btomtn«dal«
MOREHEAD, Annie. seventeen y»ar» old Friarcnrr
PAGE. C, K. No. ■»» Barker avenue, Wll!lamsbrld«9.
RASCORAUGH, Robert. Whit* Plains.
WEBSTER, Mn. Isaac. Whit* Flalns.
Seven unlndentlfied bcdles.
ANOI.E, Alice, eighteen years.' Wait* Plalni.
APPI.K. Bdward, twenty-seven years old. Shsrwood
Park. N. V
HAI.L.AHI*. Mm., wife nt a <In>srgist in RaOread ■*•-
nue. White. Plains; Bufferlnfr from shock; taken home.
BAKER. Miss A. E.. twenty- four years old. Haw
thorne, X. Y. '
BAJBURS; Miss a., Hawthorne.
BURNS, -Mr. and Mrs. William IV. forty and twenty
■lx years oM respectively. White Plains.
BRK'"KNEFJ. Henrietta, of Tarrytown Road; suffering
from nho'k; taken home.
CASE, Maud, fifteen years old. White Plains.
CLARKE, Miis Mabel, a boo] teacher, of Marl*
avenue. White Plain*; bruised and sufferlnc from
shock: taken to White Plains Hospital.
CLARK. Mrs. W. A.. Brewster. N V.: Brightly Injured.
« :.\t SS, Mrs. mmi Miss Hip*. Valhalla.
CLAIU. Mrs. William It . Uriwster, X. I ; Internal In
COWAN, Frank, of William stre«t.. White riains: »uf
ferlnit from abo taken to WTBta Flalns Hospital.
GERMAIN, Miaa Sarlte. of Matt street. White Plains;
HufZerinif ftxtn ■hock; taken to White Plains Ho«pltal.
DEAN. William K. Valhalla. N. Y. . body Injuries and
DILLON, Ha J., thirty-seven y»ar« old, married. Ka 6
Irving Place, Whlta Plaina; Injuries not known.
DOT LEX Euscn*, nln«te*n yean old. No. 302 Waal 112 th
■traal . serlou«ly injured.
I A I I.X Mis hi. Valhalla.
i.r>u.\N's. Henrj'. <"liai«faqua: sliithtly Injured.
FOWLER. Bella. »X* a.n,l " ad.:r»s« nnknown. rr »MT
lives In rias— l N. V. ; broken leg an.l Internal
' F.LI.XX Maria, thirty-four years "I<J. WMte Plain*.
HALL "William, twelve years old. Mount Klsco.
HART, Edward. Mount K:»co; contmlnns about the body.
HENDERSON, Colonel Henry C Yonkors. N. V. : slightly
KIRLBN, John. Sherman Park.
HOBBB, <>. P.. thtrtv ypars old. P>a«a: •
HOPKINS, I* W.. White Plains, conduetnr of the train.
HORTON Mr. and Mrs. and their three-year-old •on,
I>«v!d i*.; conlusli>ns ab.->ut fi<-« and hand*.
Hi BB i•. Fanny. sUteen years old; White Plains.
JACOBS. J, J., No. 1 East 42.1 street. Injured about
JACKSON, Robert A . No. Ml Amsterdam avenu*.
JACOBB, E.. Famsford.
KNOX, William K. forty-six yearn ■»■: White Plains.
K'l.lNiiFK. Hfn.iamln. No ICS Centre street. Xew York.
nephew of William nm.
LANG I.E. Mrs. E.. twenty six yearn old: Valhalla.
MAPIGAN, Thomas B . a:: : son. badly injured.
MAHOXEY. Mar«:iret. a«e not known. Furdlsl. X. T.i
injnrl»« not known.
MERRITT, Sarah, twenty-ntn* years old. school teacher.
IMr-asantville; injuries not known.
NfTUS", AHfi. PleasantrtU*.
MIT • i tJeorne. Valhalla, arm and hip Injured.
NICHOLAS JtmH M.. tblrtjr-flva years old. N° «S
«>•« 21«t street; fractured Ug and internal injuries.
NOLL, Emesl twenty-seven \ears old. Mount Kis.9.
N. V.: fwcturrj blp and contuslona of r..dy.
OPPENHEIM, Albert, thirty-sU years old: Whlre Plains.
O'BIIIEN. William. N.>-th Palem. arms and legs lacer
nt.d. spine Injured, shrn-k.
«)-^lil-A \nna twenty-Hva >»nrs old. trained nu«a a' •
tarhed to Uloomlngdale Asylum; puncturri wound m
PURDV F. •' twenty- four years old. Pleasantvllle.
ROSE. T. M.T No. 1-' Woodward avenue. The Hr->nx;
ROWE J. C. twenty-ali years old. Pherw.«»l Park.
RIDAnOck. Arthur. White Pla'rs.
SCHNEIDER. Ml i W.. i-ontu»l alK>ut face ar.d hands.
SCHULTZ H E. No- MM w " st 4: ' th -"••'• clerk ran *
Central Station: Injured about body.
SEE Bessie, twenty-seven »ear» old. I'leasantviUe. N. Y. ;
SHARP. Jowphtne. tlffen years old. of " ''" !lfr Mi'n"r
icalp wound; broken tec.
SMITH Mabel, •*« unknown, pf Orerton. N. V.; fractured
ykull, eve torn out ny splinter: will die.
3TANSFIKLI' Mr and Mrs. Samuel, Hrewster; had In
* turlM attended ti» and went home.
STANSFrKI.P. .laiM-^. root or man.
SULLIVAN, J:i"i»-s. C.oldens Brldee.
S«"!tI"M\VAY. Ml and tin Edward. White Plains
l.l. iv\.\ Thomas .!.. forty-flve years old. GoWen'i
SIMM. WilIU Valhalla, arnci »nd lees Injured.
SIMM. WlMlam, Jr.. aced. '-■ body Injuriea.
- ■ im i ILi.i.. (Sehrse. inotoriiuui.'nssi>tant.
TVOMEY ttargarel eontiulbnaaboai the face and hand*.
TEXORACK. r. ■•!. l»«lj year. old. of White Plarnaj
cotltuslrns of the body; cindltl-m st-rlous.
VANDERVOORT. Edwin •«".. White Plains; l>a«liy
brulx •! pwarlble internal injorle".
WILSON, Mabel, twenty-two •-■ old, PteasantvUle.
WYLES, tlaaali sixteen years oIJ. White Plains.
YOUNG. Charlotte, twintj-nve years old, Pleasantville.
N. V. ; : [Juries not known.
The train was crowded, most tl the passen
gers being, women. According to trainmen, Ihe
motormaii. K. K. Ro«ers, was trying to make
up lost time when the accident happened.
Rogers was later arrested and released by the
coroner on his own recognizance to appeal at
the Inquest at one o'clock this afternoon.
Just before the •_ u*.th street bridge Is reached
there is a well denned curve. Going: at a high
rate of speed, which gome of the passengers esti
mate at more than sixty miles an hour, the
train swung around the curve, the cars rocktns
violently. As nearly as can he learned, the rear
car of the train was pulled from the tracks hy
the excessive speed, and this, in turn, pulled th«
three cars in front of It from the rails. The
curs turned over on their SidM and went bump-
Ing and smashing alone tearing up roadbed,
rails, and themselves being torn into kindling
wood. Other theories were that spreading rails
or a broken coupling started the trouble.
Of the passengers In the last four cars not one
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escaped injury. They were piled tn heaps when j
the cars overturned. Then the bottoms of the
cars fell out, and dead and Injured were hurled
to the tracks.
A SCENE OF DEATH A.\T> CHAOS.
The scene along the tracks was a fearful on*.
For three hundred yards bodies were strewn la
heaps or singly, portions of wreckage. Iron anl
wood lay about, practically every foot of rail
was bent and twisted and ties were torn from
Immediately!) before the accident the train
seem— i to be flying through the air. All th«
passengers agree on this point. Fourteen feet
u"hf:rh the wreck occuxauPD on thh
Berth of the bridge the electric engine seemed
to Jump clear of the rails, and It was declared
that -when it settled on the track again one of
the tires had become loosened. "When the last
coach struck the spot where) the engine shot cp
the coach (l.wtfl described a complete revolution
In the air and settled over on the right, or
east, side of the track, burying a carload c?
passengers underneath It.
About two hundred yards from th* scene li
the Bronx Park police station. The noise of th*
accident was heard there, and every man •wraa
rushed to the railroad. There was no need Us*
and one to give instructions. The terrible nat
ure of the fatality was apparent to all. In all
directions men rushed to telephone for ambu
lances and medical aid. while others set to work
to help the injured and to remove the dead.
The first of the police to reach the scene si
the overturned cars discovered that the la.-t
coach was afire. The wreckage was burning on
top of the dead, and flames were scorching thosa
Injured who were pinned beneath the debris. An
alarm of fire was turned In. It -was a matter at
ten minutes or so to extinguish the flames, and
then Battalion Chief Stone put his men to work
with axes and hooks, cutting away the debris
from the passengers burled under the wood an.l
Deputy Fire Chief Ahearn responded to a
special call, and when he learned what had hap
pened he sent in special calls for additional ap
paratus. • ■
As the firemen cut away tho wreckage they
came upon three bodies so badly mangled th.it
they could hardly be Identified as those of hu
man beings. They were taken out of the -wreck
age, and efforts were made to gather together
the clothing, so that Identification might be mad)
Within twenty minutes physicians arrived
from the Fordhatn and Mount Vern<">n hospitals,
and every few minutes thereafter others .came
from the J. Hood Wright Hospital. Harlem Hos
pital. Lincoln Hospital, the Philanthropic Hos
pital of Wllllamsbridge and from far off Belle
vue and other city institutions.
On the left, or west side el the track, runs
AVebster avenue, with hoi, scattered thickly
along both sides. From them the inhabitants
rushed and rendered valuable aid. Many of the
Injured were carried to these houses and cared
fur by local and hospital physicians.
As soon as word reached the headquarters of
the New York Central General Superintendent
Ira McCorrnlck and R. E. Slater, superintendent
of th- divison on which the accident happened,
hurried to the scene on a specs*! train.
THEORY OF WRECK'S CAUSE.
Mr. Slater said, after inspecting the wreck,
that, although it would take an investigation to
determine with certainty what had caused the
accident, yet he was of the opinion that It was
ing to one of the rails breaking. He said that
he had found one stuck up through the flooring
of the smoker, which was the third car In the*
train. • He thought that this had thrown tha
smoker from the tracks, and that the cars be
hind had followed it. Accompanying Mr. McCor
mick and Mr. Slater were eight doctors, from
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