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YouV ou LXVI . . K° 22.009.
KELSEY WONT RESIGN.
LETTER TO GOVERXOR.
Superintendent Gives Reason* for
Attitude — Hughes'* Reply.
fRr -c-sp'i to Th» Tribun*. 1
Albany. Feb. 17.— Otto Kelsey, Superintendent
of Insaranoe, whose resignation has been re
quffte^ by Governor Hughes, made public to
cay th» letter of last week In which he refused
to resign, and cave his reasons for that refusal.
Having conducted his department to the satis
faction of Governor Higgins, and having re
t-elved no intimation that his administration of
the department was unsatisfactory to Governor
Hughes until the request for his resignation
.p.me, he would be recreant to his duty, to him
f and bis family, he said, to resign under fire.
Any resignation at this time. Superintendent
Kelsey maintained, would in the eyes of the
public be an admission of wrongdoing, of which
he «v not conscious. While the possibility of
r, removal by the Senate remained, and such
removal would blight his future, he felt com
pflled to refuse to resign and to uphold his offi
This letter was sent to the Governor on Feb
ruary 12 The next day Governor Hughes re
plied m i brief note, declaring that ho ha 4
endeavored to consider, "to the fullest extent
rompa-tible with public interest." Superintendent
J\e\«cy'* personal position, and regretted the
attitude taken in his letter.
If thf Governor can get to it. In spite of the
press f>f official business. It is believed he will
•end the request for Superintendent Kelsey's
removal to the Senate to-morrow night. This
will be accompanied by a memorandum of his
reason? Whether at that time he will go into
the case as fully as it will be laid before the
■snmte committee to which his request is re
ferred Is at this time somewhat In doubt.
There Is little doubt, however, that he will say
enough to make his position in the affair abso
lutely and unmistakably clear, giving hip rea
sons as he gave them to Superintendent Kelsey,
when fee asked that official to resign.
SUPERINTENDENT KELSEY'S LETTER.
Superintendent Kelsey'a letter to the Gov
ernor was as folio we:
Albany, February 12. 1907.
Hon. Charles E. Hughes, Governor, Executive
Chamber, Albany, New York.
Dear Sir: I am unable to comply with your
request for my resignation from the office of
Superintendent of Insurance for the State of
The office was assumed by me May 17. 1906,
after appointment by Hon. Frank W. Higgins,
then Governor, and confirmation by the Senate,
th* vote being unanimous therefor.
I have served faithfully through months of
overcrowding work and critical conditions
arising from the San Francisco conflagration
Effecting the branch of fire insurance and n --.v
statutes and • changed circumstances resulting
from the legislative Investigation and report
upon the affairs of life insurance. The depart
ment supervision of the flection of directors in
domestic life insurance corporations added an
immense volume of technical labor to the ordi
nary-routine, and under new laws preparation
as necessary for the extended and complex sta
tistical statements, standard forms and reports
hereafter required from life insurance corpora
tions," and the rulings and Interpretation of new
provisions regulating' the transaction of their
business exacted continuous deliberation upon
and. decision of questions presented.
"Iff the arduous task I consulted frequently
with the Attorney General and advised Gov
ernor Higgins fully as to progress in the de
partment. In several conferences and their re
sults advice was sought and obtained from a
prominent member of the former Investigating
com mi M> official conduct has received the
approval of Governor Hlggln.s. and has nevjr
been • censured by any responsible person fa
miliar with the facts and thereby appreciating
the difficulties encountered.
Within a few weeks after my accession to
office a plan for reorganization of certain
branches of the department was suggest by
me and has been since determined upon and will
be carried out with the assistance of the Legis
lature and State Civil Service Commission. In
formation of this intention was also given to
Governor Hlgglns and was approved by him.
I most deeply regret what I believe to be a
mistaken opinion upon your ii;iri prompting a
demand for my resignation. There is no o!>
rtacle to your receiving from the insurance de
partment under my charge the most cordial,
ul6intere*ted and effective co-operation in all
measures for the betterment of administration.
There Is no oth?r desire in serving the people
of the state than to discharge my full duty to
them and to the officers they have placed In con
trol of the state government.
May I respectfully allude to the fact that until
the moment of announcing- your purpose that I
must retire from office no intimation had ever
reached me of your dissatisfaction with my <■■ -
partment? You will recall that immediately
after your inauguration ;is Governor 1 ad
dressed to you a brief letter stating my readi
nera at your pleasure and convenience to advise
you as to affairs of the Insurance Department,
to which a written reply was received to the
effect that you hoped to make an appointment
for me within a few days thereafter. Subse
quently, at my suggestion, you received a type
written copy of the text of my official report,
and rTprraacid a favorable comment upon it.
Between the time of your taking office and your
request for my resignation you have not given
to in*- any expression of your views of my con
duct of the Insurance Department, nor have you
called my attention to methods needing correc
tion, nor to changes of plan or policy to bring
the department closer to a different conception
ft practical administration. So far as I am
p.vmrf. th»r* h*»s been no opportunity afforded
upon any matter to test the promptness or
willingness of the present Superintendent of In
furanr* to conform with the views of the pres
ent Governor relating to the department.
Having entered upon a term of office fixed by
statute at three years, and conscious of no
cause for abandoning It, I respectfully remon
*trat* asralnFt the proposed summary disposi
tion of my official life, and invite the Justice of
considerinE- the detail* of my administration
rrlnr to January I, 1007 and a stating of your
•"ritlclsm and wishes, with a view nt bringing
"» department Into accord therewith, if pos
sible To resign under executive comDulslon a
trust imposed ur>on me by your predecessor
"'•■.l'd to the r>ui I- annear as an n'lmission of
Tone-ful conduct in fiff^c, and would leave my
■-hp.racfer and refutation d*f«*nccleM naralnfll
»r : i odious calumny towoired by any purpose
*nd from any souce. For many years T have
*i'">rn» sn active part in stnte afTalrs. and have
•*»a^i!v endeavored to merit the favor and con
*l#nr» •,* trr,. "Itizens. it has been mv irre.it
'•t-t reward to feel tr»nt T had succeeded In a
"•"^a^-jmhle Aesrea, F^om mv rioint of view a
>-'!r»-*-r.r!.-.r of mv rwv<«tlon in th» manner re
'i;i!r<VS would frn-«j»ii mv joelf-respoef and in
evffaljjr im-ur distrust In mo hv those whose
r<v>d <.nlnlon T value. T feel most keenly that
»'Jfh •• ''..n would Vie lied '" dishonor, rind I
H'Ti nnwlllinir to wub'ect mv«p|' - • t i "i mv fartvlv
tfl BUeh a «r.r-l(lci>. Tn SO Heei^lner 1 r< > Ci' r i'7i >
»f»a« the- a!t»»rT>;ttlv«» of n removal hv the Penate
'buds mv af««»r life with pu«nioton. but i rnn-
T"'t ns an honest mr>« An f»tl>*»'«v<a* t>'i>i abide
by my convictions Of duty. T>. B;,er»<"llllv
Runerintendent of Insurance.
THK GOVERNOR REPLIES.
When It fcecarnft known that Superintendent
Katass had made public his letter, the Governor's
reply to it was given out through Robert H.
Puller, ihe Governor's secretary. It was an fol
February 18, 1007.
Hon. Otto Kelsey. Superintendent of Insurance,
Albany. N. T.
r »-*r Sir: I have received your letter of the
12th Instant. It 1s umn 1 1 sssi for mo to re-
J'iat to you what I «ai«l in our lnter\ie« regnrd
'r-t the reasons for the conclusion that it was
Cmtlniiirl no tlilr.: pne*
LOW RATES TO MONTREAL, QUEBEC AND
OTTAWA AND RETURN.
2 Tlr^ete en Mlo Feb'v » to a. by K«w York «>n
»»»^8«, Ageflfe will glv« full Information.—
''■■-■- . - ■ . ■
To-day, parzls oloiidr.
To-morrow, clondy and wanner; west winds.
CLEARING UP THE CENTRAL WRECK SUNDAY MORNING.
MRS. THAW PEACEMAKER
D ELM AS MAKES APOLOGY.
Will Continue His Work for De
fence at Trial To-day.
Mrs. William Thaw acted as the peacemaker
yesterday In the quarrel among the counsel for
her son, Harry Kendall Thaw, and to-day the
trial will be resumed before Justice FltzGerald
without any change in counsel. Pe'.phin Michael
Delmas. the San x Francisco lawyer, who has
been conducting examinations, will take up his
work to-day as usual.
The othr-r counsel ir. the case v ■
yesterday by Mrs. Tha-*-. It was only after Mr.
Delmas had made mm abject apology, it Is un
derstood, that the determination to continue th*?
< ase as at present was decided on. Clifford W.
Hartridpe, counsel of record in tho case, had a
conference with Mrs. William Thaw, she asked
him. it is understood, to '. nlmous" to
the Western lawyer. Tier requesi '.vis followed
Mr. Delmaa and his partner, Henry Clay Mc-
Pike, the latter not a counnel In the case, went
to Morris Plains. N. J.. . W prfrrf^r
with Dr. Britton P. Evans, the ■ rpert.
who has \'frn testifying for the defence. Daniel
O'Reilly and A Ru
Philadelphia to atteu i to some • ■ f the case,
Mr. Hartrldge rcmalnlnp in charge. Mr. Uart
ridßC /rrim now on. it Is understood, will
entire control <•' will advise
Mr. T>'!::.:,'= as t<. the c<).t: I <s rt
r !- understood that Juror 11, Joseph B. Bol
ton. whose wife died on Thursday, will be able
go into 1 In to-day.
■ I for th< kept In . : .
elusion yesterday. Not one of them r.ill'J on
Thaw in the Tombs Thia was unusual, b
fif the lawyers have seen him every Sunday since
tnr . t: '. - ■ Ither to cheer him or to
ii ng the
week. All tl I • had to do • I ■ read tho
I !.'..4;s fn brary.
In the earl; " buni liea
lets were Bent to him. Thi irda of
Mrs William Thaw and I is of JTar
mouth. A note, accompanying them, explained
that they were Intended for the funeral of
••ilik. . Tomba keeper, who died on
Friday. Th Lrped the addresa and had the
flowers sent to the undertaking rooms from
To-day, It is understood, Dr. •■ Evans,
the expert, w IU • ajnlnatlon.
He will tell of ■< nversatlona with Thaw, and will
the District Attorney h:i-< waived ob
jection, what Thaw said about his being the
'agent <>r' Providence" to kill Stanford White.
Dr. ; I probably be put through one of
tho most gruelling cross-examinations evei con
ducted in thia cltj District Attorney Jerome
for several daya has been devoting hla titm to a
close study of the direct examination of Dr.
Evans. Jfesterday he remained at home all day
studying the testimony, and to-day will be pre
pared to ask Dr. Evans questions which may or
may not entangle him. Mr. Jerome and l>r.
Evans are not friends, and earl} last week had
an argumeni In the corrldora <>t the Criminal
Courts Bu Idl g. At that time, it was Ii
lay, Mi Jerome said h« would bend every
offort to drag Dr. Evans down Into th< i onfuslon
■ j < i : i
In all probability the cross-examination will
last all day. If It does not Dr. Charles \V. Wag
ner will also go "ii the stand to tell of his oral
examination of Thaw. Ii he ends In time, the
Rev. Dr. Francis L Patton, of the Princeton
Theological Seminary, will bo called to Identify
a letter received by him from Thaw after the
shooting on the nljjht of June 25. Mrs. Evelyn
Thaw, it la expected, will probably not be called
. . fore to-morrow, and th* 1 defence will run right
through the week and a. great part of next week
before District Attorney Jerome will be able to
lx-'g.'n his rebuttal case.
DELMAS IX CALIFORNIA.
Than Attorney Once Sued by Man
He Freed from Murder Charge.
San Francisco, Feb. 17.— Delphln M. Delmas, the
Thaw lawyer, figured in the case of Cox a»?t.
Delmas, which was decided In his favor In the
early nineties. Cox was « contractor who bum
the "Corral Hollow" Railroad, between Nilf>s ana
Stockton. He sued McLaug-hlin for more than
1300,000 on that contract. Cos I -.1 no money, and
his Lawyer* wen lo get hal of what lie recovered.
After twenty years' litigation these lawyers with
drew from the case, but still had .1 contingent
interest. Delmas then consented to t <■<■ the case.
While the case was being fought by Dt:lmas a
port of th«i McLAUghlin operty was aba ii to be
■old by tin* Sheriff. Cox hid no funds, and ap
pealed to Ueiinas to buy In the property for him
and leduci the amount a I ihe final settlement.
«'..'X called on Mclaughlin one day to urge n«t
ileirei,,. and shot and killed McLaughlln in an
argument that followed. Dolman not only freed
Cox from the charge of murder, but also got h
iuilKmrn: of WO.Qt.iO against the Mclaughlin e»taiu.
When ' )!■ Mttlemeni was nrmdp Delmas deducted
hi - contingent ie« plus what be h.id advanced to
buy in ihe MrLaujjnlln property. A year an>i a
half later Cox suoti l)oini»H for KV),O00, alleged to
nay« b«r:i "!uld out" on him i >■ Imaa produced
riofumpnis Uj ph-n Cox had slcncU an agreement
and Cox was defeated.
NEW-YORK. MONDAY, FEBRUABY 18, 1907.-TWELVE PAOES.^^^S^r^SS.^ PRICE THREE CENTS.
CGIsOXEL DUXN RESIGNS.
Gives Up Office as State Railroad
Blnghamton, N. T.. Feb. 17.— Colonel George
W. Dunn, who started for Mexico to-day, mailed
bis resignation as 6tate railroad commissioner
to Governor Hue yesterday. The resignation
Is to take effect to-morrow morning.
Before election last autumn. Colonel Dunn told
Mr. Huphes that if the Republican candidate
was elected Governor ho would not be a candi
date to Bucceed himself as railroad commis
sioner, but that he wished to retire from otTVe.
Since then numerous statements have been pub
lished that Colonel Dunn and his friends were
working to have him retained In office.
Colonel Dunn's term of office expired on Feb
ruary 1, but htj would hold office until his suc
cessor was appointed. The Governor desires the
<"-nacf • of legislation to abolish the Railroad
Commission and create a board with more power
in its place, and has taken no steps to appoint
a successor to Colonel Dunn, leaving that official
in oflleo as a "hold-over."
RED FLAGS IN ROME.
Anti-Clerical Parade Troops Bar
fat icon Approaches.
' ■ ■ ■■••';
■ •■ ■! c Jarlbaldlans, with
]■_'<• V .. music, took part
of Fi . ■
rned at th«
Afterward the marchers went
to th'- Capitol, and despi •■ orders against such
• red the balcony of Michael A .
■ d the n d republiqsin
: Ing, Rei üblli an
and Si red violent anti-
irea t >
avoid trouble. The whole garrison whs under
arms, and all the streets leading to the 1
were barred I
■ ma wer<- made in all the
leading Italian cities.
ll'TO KILLS (III LI).
Was Speeding on U'ronfi; Side of
Avenue Without Ldghts.
M.M \ Manning, eleven years old, w«n Instant
iy killed last evening by an automobile, which
knocked her down a* nho was ci-usninK Tenth
55th street, the wheels of th<> car
passing over her and breaking her neck. The
The car was running swiftly southward on
the wrong tilde of the avenue, and after the girl
had been run over, continued without 'i pause.
It was a large touring oar, with a brown ton
ncau and black top. Not only was the auto
mobile going at reckless speed and on the wrong
side of the street, but ii also failed to show
The girl waa returning to the home :>f her
parents at No. 845 Tenth avenue, holding th».
hand of her younger sister, Loretta. The car
struck hf;r as she stepped from the southeast
corner to go across the avenue westward. Lo
rteta drew hack just aa 'he car wan upon them,
and had a narrow escape, the wheels <<t tho
machine brushing her dress.
FOURTEEN LUES LOST.
Two British Steamer* in Collision
Off Wales— One Sinks.
'•urdlff, Feb. 17. The British steamer Hell
opolla was In collision on Saturday at midnight
with the British steamer Orlanda, outward
bound from Penarth. The Orlanda sank, and
fourteen persons, Including her captain, were
drowned. The Hellopolis put into this port with
her how damaged.
The steamer Hellopolls, it was reported In dis
patchea Saturday, had been chartered to convey
-."jm Spanish emigrant a to Tlonolulu. The Hell ipo-
Us was ;ii Barry, Wales, on Baturday, and won to
«.i thence i<> Mai
• irlanda waa built In 1K79 at Liverpool She
was of 1,600 tons displacement, and belonged to the
Oriental Steamship Company, of Liverpool,
PANIC ON TWO STEAMERS.
Naples, Feb. 17.- The White Star Une steam
ship Republic, Captain McAuley, from P.'jM.'.i
February '2 and Genoa February 14, for Naples,
while entering the harbor her.- yesterday was in
collision with the Italian steamer «'entro Amer
ica, from St Thomas January 17.
N<> one was Injured, >"it a trreat panic ensued,
l'- th steamers were considerably dru.-.u^d.
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that made the highball famous. —Advt.
BAD YEAR FOR WRECKS.
LO\a LIST OF VICTIMS.
In Last Six Months Sol Killed nnd
VIA Injured in 49 Accidents.
The record of railroad accidents ai.d deaths
and injuries resulting from them In this country
for the last six months Is astounding;. According
to newspaper record ' follow
ing table has I from August 1.
1906, to d ■ ■' recks
fitlous enough to cause Injury or loss "f life.
They i "'I Hves and the
Injury of 474 persons. The month with the -
tut record waa . ; ■'-'■' wrick",
T'Rt.. Ra'.lroal. klil.vl Jur.-J. Occurred near.
Aug. Lft— Pennsylvania " ~ X-»r-"«on. -:in.
AVf. 2.V- Maine Central 1 8 PltUfltld. Mats.
Sept. I»— Canadian Pacific... 12 l'» Pudbury, ( "'
Sept. IS -P.o. k Island - « I'o\er. o.cla.
8-pt. iv_st. l. 4- ban X .an Carleton. Okla,
Oct. I— Boston 4. Albany.. B 2" Litnalnsburg. I*. T.
ivt. 2f< — Pennsylvania 57 20 Atlantic i Ity.
Nor. 12— Baltimore & Ohio.. 47 ::s Woodville, lna.
Nov. • 2W--Sir. u tnrrr. .7 II l.ynchburff. a.
!><■<- 23— "Boo" Un« I" 81 Bnderlln. N. D..
j->» r . sn Baltimore & Ohio.. 19 fi«> Washington
J.n.' I— Oreson a.'rt Un«. 1 - — — -
Jan 2— Rock lr«l»n'i "*• «> \ "l:inJe. Kan.
Jan". :;— riiicn Kiclnc 1 1 Urulc, Neb.
Jan. ■'.— rioutfiern i'aclflc... - <> — — ~
Jan. I'J -Huf.. Roch. A Pitt*. i 0 Warsaw. VY.
Jar.. 12— Cen. New England 1 * ~~T~T,
Jan. 13— Rock Island .'• « Bainey. N. M.
Jan. K.-n<K-k Island 4 .T -r.-_
Jan! 1.-.-~M.kel Htati 1 ■ BlalwMl.NVT.
Jan. ltV-.^rabonr,l Air Una " 1 Raleigh, N- C.
Jan. le— Reading 3 " Morrlstown.^Pjtm.
Jim. lh- l.nK.. Bhore 0 13 Mammon' . Inu.
Jan. li. -Hock Island " 7 Bureau. 11l
j.l::. iit--HU Pour" 2i> 1" Kowier.lnd
Jan. 1»— "H:g Four" 3- 3."' £in.H«n!. ln.l. •
Jan. lfr— lndiana Harbor <» - Hammond. lna.
Jiui. 10— Tireat Northern 0 •• Minneapolis.
JiUi in — Atlantic Coast 1-Jnu o - Denmark^ Oa.
Jan. l;t -A unison 8 <• PeSoto. Kan
. la ., v»-N-w Or. & X'Mfsfn 1 4 Meridian. Miss.
.inn. 2-i-n.iv.llnc 3 «> Blue Anchor.^. J.
Jan. »►— Haltlmor.. * 0r.10. . 0 :t Uarnwk. OMo.
Jn:i . Irt—Nlrkvl l late « -•" Conneaut. Ohio.
Jan. 21-^-Lake Bhore 1 ♦ — "
Jan* =1— Atlantic C I. 1 f' Y-ma«w. S. C.
fan -2 -South-'rn Paclnc... 0 4 Death. Nev.
ran. 22— N Y. Ontral 1 in Albany.
Lan 24-I«altlmir« & Oht... 3 1 I^ngdale, Vf. \a.
Jan 1 Erie . o a Or8 "' ;t "-
Jan] SX^NorthVrnPaciflc.:. 14 Dickinson. NY D.
Jan -I -It •■ton 4; Maine... 13
KHt,. 2-Balttmoie & Ohio.. ;> 4 nttatanr.. _
F^l> Z— P«mn!.ylvarH <> IS < •■m<-iiuiu K h. Perm.
FVb 7-i'lu-Maiir.H! W... :! * FYeeport. 111.
r,u k—X.Y. Central - " °?« ln « n »\",
K.b 10— Host -n A Maine... '> :t <hest.-r. Ma»s.
l>l,: lil-1-1..m, Valley ...... 4 Baston.Penn
FeD ; ia— Ontario & Western .'I in 1.:..- \.
Total 351 * 74
The wreck that caused th.> greatest loss of
lift- <»i curred on the Baltimore & Ohio near
Washington on December 30, when fifty-nine
persons were killed und between fifty and sixty
were injured. Closely following this In point of
fatalities was the reck on October 28, when
an electric train of the Pennsylvania Railroad
ran ..it the Thoroughfare drawbridge near At
lantic City. Fifty-seven persons were drowned
and twenty or more were Injured.
The most notable wreck of the period \\as that
on the Southern Railway near Lynchburg, Va..
when Samuel Spencer, presldeni of the road,
and General Philip Schuyler were killed. Mr.
Spencer, with v party of friends, was in his
private cur. This occurred on Thanksgiving Day
A wreck on the Rock Island on January 2
near Volande, Kan., killed thirty-five and
injured forty. Most of them were Mexican rail
road la On January 10 two Mtf wrecks
occurred on the "Big Four." In one of them a
ngei train was blown to pieces by the ex
plosion oi a car of powder on a freight train
near Sand ford. Ind. The second waa a rear-end
coiii.ii.in, tv which twenty persons were killed
anil ten injured.
Forty-seven persona were killed and thirty
eight injured al Woodvillo, Ind., on November
12 when a passenger tram loaded with Immi
grants w;i« run Into by a freight train.
• . |
NICARAGUA WANTS WAR.
People Demanding Reparation for
Invasion by Honduras.
Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 17. The people of
Nicaragua are enthusiastic In demanding repara
tion from th< government <<t Honduras for the
invasion of their territory by Honduras forces,
nnd have offered financial aid for a conflict with
Honduras. The whole country is excited.
DIVES TO DEATH ON HORSE'S BACK.
| By Telagrapfa to Dm Trtl iim !
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 17 Five thousand
spectators naw Oscar Smith dive to his death
on one of I'r »'ar\i>r's horses, Powderface,
thia afternoon. Smith, known as the "boj
bronco buster," volunteered t.. ride the dlvlnp
horse, which leaps from a forty-foot platform
Into a pool of water fourteen feet deep. The
horse hll the water, nose Brat, with Smith slt
ting gracefully oi. his 'iM,-k. The crowd cheered
until the horse i;iii>h. up without the rider it
was twenty minutes before Smith's body was
SPECIAL TRAIN TO ATLANTIC CITY
OVER WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
Will leave New York Thursday, February 21. via
Pennsylvania Railroad, at 1:36 P. M.. with Broiler
Buffet Parlor Cars ami coaches. Other through
trrun* to Atlantic City l«"»ve at •.. ;-, A. M.. - s ;-
P. M.. weekdays; Sifn«iay« 7:rr. A ~si
Returning, leave Atlantic City Sunday, February
ii, with parlor ears and dining «-ar, -t SO P. M. (no
ccachesj and 6.30 P. M. i, coaches). — Advt.
WRECK'S DEAD NOW TWENTY
Passengers Tell of Fearful Specd — Motorman Tells
Coroner Seventy Miles an Hour Was Rate.
LIST OF THE INJURED INCREASED TO 1 42
State Railroad Commission, City and County Authorities, Aided by
Central, Prepare for Investigation of Bronx Disaster.
Death at thr hospitals yesterday increased tlic total resulting from Saturday
night's wreck on the Central in The Bronx to twenty. All had been identified early
in the evening, and discussion of the disaster settled down to the efforts ol the
city ami county authorities, aided by the road jr-ch'. to discover ti.
Just what effect, if any, the '■peed of the train had is beclouded l>y the widely
varying opinions as to the rate at which it was travelling. Some rs say
they had been frightened bi the speed and had left the fron! car-. The coroner and
the police say they have statements from Hrman averring
that the speed was seventy miles an hour.
Many names were added to the h^t of injured. The total number, including
those who sustained serious injuries or minor bruises and lacera - rea< hed 142.
This li^t was compiled from reports from the poli< -droa-i
The Central says the accident was wholly unavoidable, and 1 "he train
crew entirely blameless.
ALL DEAD IDENTIFIED: SOME INJURED MAT DIE.
Twenty deaths had t^rn reported at the
coroner's office last night as a result of the
wnrk of the White Plains and Brewster ex
press at the Woodlawn Road Bridge, near 2Ooth
street, on Saturday night. Of thin number fif
teen were killed outright; the others died in the
hospitals or in ambulances on the way. Three
of the Injured, who are in Fordham Hospital,
are not expected to recover.
The list of injured yesterday, including those
who were only slightly hurt and returned to
their homes at once after receiving medical
treatment, was swelled to 142 from the records
of the police, hospitals and railroad authorities.
HKAI.S. Mary. Badfard Station, N. v.
BRADY. Mrs. Edward. Gulden's Kr; .»». N. T.
EU.WELU Miss Llnie. Hawthorne. X. T.
EVAN'S, Myron s> cMI *r.K'.rT-»r. 'Whit* Flairs'. x V
FARR.VXD. Mr». Catherine Keen*. P!»asar.tv!:i». JT. T.
HUDSON, ira I-, No. 1778 Colfax avenue. Minneapolis.
JUBIN, Hlm Jo?*!* M , superintendent of music, White
it:-.. High School. Frankfort, N. Y.
KEU.Y. Cornelius. North Paletn. N. T.
KIN' H. Mr«. Mary. thlrty-rlv« years cM, Chappaiua.
M'liAN'E. Mr? Ann« M. . widow of William !.i*r»n.-f
McLan*, of New York.
MOORKHEAP. Miss Ann!«, pupil of Mrs. Kr«i'« school
Briarchft Manor. X. T.
NEJWOOMB. Mi Ii V., sixty years old. Plk*. Wyoming
County. N. V.
PAGE, Ch«i1»« Fremont, forty-threw years aM, No, 40
Barker avenue. White Plains. N. Y.
PBRRIN. Mrs Dorothy TV., thirty years old. Bedford
Station. N. Y.
ROB BOROUGH. Robert salesman. White Plains, N. Y.
ski:. Bart*. Pleasantville. N. Y.
PIRVOXI. Annie. White Plains.
.STORM. Julia M.. Be-lford Station. N. v
WARREN. Elsie D . No. 240 West Enl avenue.
WEBSTER. Mrs. I«aa. I, . White ruin*
THE SERIOUSLY INJURED
CARR, m:."> Maud. Ir.tcrvalo avenue. Whlt» Plains: con
cussion of th« brain.
CLARK. Miss Mabel. White Plains: nnrusslon of th*
T'OVr.i:. FZug^nla. Vr>. 302 West 112*h »tre?t; contusions
of I .-Mly an. l pnsslMe fracture of skull; Lebanon Hos
PI'TTON. Ira J., v-> >> Irvl 1 Flare. White Plains;
compound fracture of i»r; Fordluun Hospital.
mwi.EK. Arabella, PTe&santvllle. N. T.: compound
fracture of the left it»gr ; Furihara Hospital.
M' NICHOLS. James A.. X:». 21S •'• Slat ftn?<*t; fraot
,ir.-1 right hand; Fordham Hosplfnl.
UAH >NFY. Marcaret. Purdy's. X. V. ; compound fract
ure* of bu:h 1«-rs; left I>K amputated; Fordham lln»
MERRITT. Sarah. Pleasantvl!le, N. V. : fracture of Wh
less and arms; Fur.lham Hospital.
xi pi.;. Ernest, Mount Kisoo; fractures and laceratlcns
SHARP Jnsi-iil.lne. Brlarcllfl Manor. N. V. ; .«calp and
n-vk w..u:iil; taken home.
SHEA. Anna .V.. Whlto Plalna; wound In back: I^banon
SMITH. Mabel. Oneonta. X. T : fractured skull; Fordham
BSIKPEN, K!M.\ eleven jars • ars 01.l Enclewood. N. J. :
compound fracture <>f tt,<» skull, fra.-lur.>.l neck and
rl^ht ahoulder: Lebanon Hospital; n-.ay die
TEN BROECK. Mrs. Edna, White Plains, contusions.
lacerations and probable .fractures; L.-banon Hospital.
TOtTNQ, Charlotte, nurse, tiilrty years old. I'lea.«antvll!e.
X. V.; i-ompound fracturu of both hands; KorUham
Tw<> men called yesterday at the offices of
the railroad searching for Mrs. E M. Newcomb,
of White Plains. They said they thought
and her slster-ln-law had b*'.-n sitting togetli a
In th.? third car. Her sister-in-law lost her 'n
the confusion, and no word has been heard from
her since the wreck. From Whit.- Plains It was
reported that Dr. Francis E. Birch and Oerald
Howarth, of that village, were missing, nnd it
waa thoughi Ihey were pasengerson th^ wracked
HEAVY DAMAGE CLAIMS LIKELY.
With lift known dead and ML* injured, the Cen
tral probablj faces th.> heaviest damagee m the
history of th.- road In the Park avenue tunnel
wreck In 1902, In which there were IS ktiled and
:i.~. Injured, the damages amounted to more than
a million dollars, Mr«. Jennie XJoyd recovering
1100.000 for xh<- death of her husband, who. it
wn* shown, earned In *alnri«'<; and commissions
$29,000 a year. Other settlements r.ui from
$18,000 to 160.000.
All the wreckage had been removed by day
light yesterday by the big gang of laborers who
had been put to work on the wreck. By " ./clock
In th« afternoon the torn-up tracks and rails.
Including the third mil. which had l*>en twisted
and torn from fjie road bed for a distance of a
quarter of a nfcle from the Woodlawn Road
Bridge, had be< n relald and put :n perfect run
Coroner Schwannecke, after examining Kil
ward B. Rogers, the motorman of the wrecked
train, yesterday morning s:i'd the driver had
admitted thai ho was running his train seventy
miles an hour at the time of the accident and
that he was running on schedule time.
Rogers, who is under arrest on a charge of
homicide, has been paroled until the inquest at
1 o'clock to-day. lie told the coroner that be
believed the rear coach of the train was the
first to leave the track, and that It pulled the
others after it. He first noticed something was
wrroi g, he said, when he reached a point about
an «i(iluli of a mile above the Woodlawn Roa.d
Bridge. Flashes from the third rail convinced
him things were amiss. n»- put on the air and
pulled tin* lever of the sand box. bringing his
motor to a stop within another eighth of a mile.
It was found that the two rear wheels of the
first motor engine were oil the track and that
the rim of one of the wheels had been stripped
off. The rim was found an eighth of a mile
above the bridge.
MOTORMAN'S ASSISTANT NOT FOUNTX
Inspector Flood assigned two of his detectives
to look for George A. Jacops. Rodger's assistant.
but they were unable to find him. At the Grand
Central Station, they said, they were t"M that
the records were looked up and that [scope's ad
dress could not be obtained. Th" company, how
ever, promised Coroner Schwannooke that they
would have Jacops at the inquest.
At 11 o'clock yesterday morning Coroner
Behwanne< . accompanied by Assistant Dis
trict Attorneys Maguire, Smyth and Manley.
Inspector Flood. Captain McGlynn. of the Bronx
Park station, and Mr. Austin, chief clerk of th«
coroner's office, went to th. scene of the wreck;
and renewed the investigation that had beon
begun the night before.
A piece of rail with a chunk gauged out of
it. which the coroner had had taken from tho
track Just above the bridge on Saturday nigh
and had laid aside for use at the inquest, was
found on a flatcar ready to be removed. The cor
oner took charge of it, and had it •.ark fop
identification. Ho believes that th» end of the rail
was out of alignment, arvi that the flange of
the motor wheel caught in it and caused the car
to' jump the track.
After the inspection of the roa^b?>l hail been,
completed, Coroner Sehwannecks said that they
had been unable to come to a decision as to th<»
cause of the wreck, but that the consensus of
opinion seemed to be that it was caused by t!r*
spreading of the rails. Whether this was caus"!
by the weight of the 200-ton motor engines, com
bined with the high speed, tho coroner said b<?
was not prepared to say at present. He said h!.i
investigations led him to believe that the erertrrc
motor was the fir«t to leave the tracks at th?»
north side of the bridge.
PASSENGERS FRIGHTENED AT SPEED.
Both Coroner Schwannecke and Captain Mr.
Glynn said they had obtained statements from
passengers on the train that It was running at
n speed which t Tightened thorn, and that DM of
tfjem had remarked there would surely be an ac
cident some day from taking curves at such
speed. Several of the passengers, the coroner
said, told him they were so alarmed that they
went to the roar car. believing there was less
The coroner said tho condition of the tie*
showed thai the motors ami tho first car were
otY the track an eighth of a mile from whew they
stopped. He said th« smoker was on the tie*
and not en the tracks, as had boen stated, and
that In his opinion the train broke In two abottt
an eighth of a mile above tho Woodlawn Road
Bridge, the rear portion Jumping to the track.*
on the east, breaking the third rail.
"I think one of the motors hit a section of th<»
rail that was not in alignment." said the cor
oner, "causing it to jump off. The smoker fol
lowed and swung the cars behind completely off
the track, breaking the coupling. Tf the train
had held together there would have been no dis
aster. When the rear ian broke loose they ran
wild for some distance and finally turned over."*
Coroner Schwanuecke and the police denied
that any of those killed had been shocked by the
third rail. None of the bodies were burned. h«
said, Inspector Flood also denied that victims
had been robbed. He said the police had been
on guard constantly, and had permitted no cna
on the tracks who did not have business there.
Seventy-fire policemen, with six roundsmen,
under the command of Captain MeGlynn. were
on duty at the wreck an day, guarding the prop
ery that had i>een recovered and keeping th«
crowd of several thousand souvenir hunters ami
curiosity seekers within bounds.
From early dawn crowds streamed to the scena
of the wreck. They went on foot, in carriages,
on the cars and even in automobiles. In spit*
of the vigilante of the police a larsre number of
persons worked their way to the cars about day
light and cut out bits of carpet, cushions and
curtains. They oven took pieces of glass from
the broken windows and anything else in th.-«
way of a memento that they could lay their
hands on. Every vantage point was black with
spectators. Most of then remaned long after
all signs of the wreckage had been cleared
SCENES AT THE POLICE STATION.
A different mM was being enacted at th»
Bronx police station where the bodies of th«
fifteen passengers who ha. been instantly killfxi
had been taken as fast as they were removed from
the wreck. All day a line of friends and rela
tives of passengers on the wrecked train wound
In and out of the station. Many of them were in
tears after discovering the mangled body of some
one near or dear to them. Others, again, ap
peared hopeful, having failed to rind their loved
ones among the dead. These went out to search
the hospitals, hoping to rind them at least alive.
The fifteen bodies were laid side by side on
the concrete floor of th.< stable in the rear of
the station. The property which was picked up
a: the wreck was put on tables In the rear room
of the station, where relatives could examine it
easily and identify what belonged to them. This
property consisted el clothing, hats, overcoats,
furs, dress suit cases, hand bags, rubbers,
canned goods, boxes of candy, four gold watches
and many rings and pins. All these had been
picked up along the railroad tracks or In the
By 1»' o'clock last night a!l of the bodies had
been Identified a;id isiaumil to undertaking
THREE-DAY TOUR TO WASHINGTON
via Pennsylvania Railroad T>>bruary 2L Bate $13
or i14."i0 from New York, covering" necessary ex
von«s. according to hot*! »#l*ct?J. Consult Ticket
Agents or •• Studds. K. P. A.. 263 Fifth Avenus*
New York.— Advu