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GRANT WINS AUTO CUP;
FOUR KILLED AT RACE
Daring Driver of Alco Car Wins Vanderbilt
Trophy for Second Time.
BEATS DAWSON BY SECONDS ONLY
Thousands See Stirring Battle of Car? in Which Winner
Sets New Record for Course.
Winner of Vandcrbilt Cvp — Harry F. Grant, in Aico car, who
established a mem speed record by covering the 278.0$ miles at the rate
of 65.4 miles an hour: old mark. 64.3. Time, I hour?, 15 minutes, 58
seconds. . *
Winner of Massapequa Trophy- Bill Endicott, in a Cole '."30,"
covering 126.40 miles in 2 hours. 18 minutes, 43 1-5 seconds.
Winner of Whcatley Hills Trophy — J. F. Gelnaw. in Fal car, cov
ering 189.60 miles in 3 hours. 15 minutes, 64-5 seconds.
Casualties — Four men were killed and some twenty others more or
less scriouslv injured, three or four of whom may die.
Crowd — Estimated at 100.000 persons, who travelled by train and
automobile. Estimated that 10,000 cars were distributed around the
Chief Tmpiiv The Vanderbilt Cup. offered by William K. Van
ierMt, ir.. in T J O4. as a perpetutal challenge trophy for an American
Previous winners — I*lo4. Heath, in Panhaid: 1905, Hemmery, in
Darracq: l°o6. Wagner, in Darracq : 190S, George Robertson, in Loco
mobile: vxf*. Hairy F. Grant, in Aim.
Oficials— Referee, William K. Vanderbiit. jr.; judge?, Henry San
derson. Colgate Hoyt. Dave H. Moms. Robert Lee MorreH, Samuel
M. Butler: c i c tant to the president. A. R. Pardington : starter. Fred
I Wagner; chief timer and scorer, Charles M. Warner: announcer.
Toll of the V "cinder hilt Cup Tine?.
FERDINAND r»7irp» mI« . ti«i**" p
««f the Pope-Hartford Ant« Torapanr. «f
v»ir Tork; killed •■ "T»f •* «-«nr«e, »*-■
Ma c«r t^ytefl lat« ■ *teh.
MATTHF^r m. BaCC*. BBMsnas> la
n. i 4 StaM>t aftsa ■* ear stances' »•
b-i^/r- c"d tnn««d terfte "P bnr*Uwg .of
THOMAP monai m*** m rmm
t>*n<? sraMsm; swosstsi eat Bsd nstnor
HAROLD \. STONF,. dHrer «f r-»l«mWii
•«'; Mb >•?> Baßhaa. IlltWll lapjrtM:
In Vt'MD H««piti!; '■«ind!fl"n critical, may
E. *?. nROTrNK. po«t of Ferdinand
TVZIobs: brnl»ed «honlder and h!p.
kVßJrai CTITcrPOI.KT. of Detroit. dr»r»r
•f Itnlck ca»: ».pr«lned shoulder and con
»n«»»n« of the h«d.r. MBJBBB Hospital.
ST. J. TAmiFR. N«. MC Weal Ifsßi
•tre»t, Manhattan: b»dlr bml»ed: In Na«
*Ir*. IV. 4. T M Rir.R. V«. MS Ve*t
112 th «trret. Manhnttan; D««e broken scd
b»<IlT hrul>ed: In Na««an Ho^pltni.
CORVEI-I. RF.ID. >*•». *«•: sPMt Knd
avenne. Manhattan: riirbi Ir-e broken; In
THrnnoßr. r.RAMMrCI. No. ■'•4? \\>*t
112 th street. Manhattan. chauffeur on
TiiurW ears left lee brnVen. Internal In
jur|e«; in Nassau Hospital; maj die.
IIOBEKT EVANS, of New York, mem
her of «he Buick team: «prwlned shoulder
and «-«t»tu«io"« Na*«ou Hospital.
Mr*. F. TV7.H BY both |e«« broken: In
Orim death etalked in th* wake of
Harry F. Grant a« be guided his s=put
■■lsjg sJc«i far to victory In the great
eh) an<S mr»Ft pensational automobile
r«<> ever derided in this or any other
country, and wrni for the sue— d year in
surrcFsion the coveted Vanderbilt ''up
over the T.T-itor Parkway on I^ong Isl
and yesterday. Four lives paid the pen
alty of rlie !«i?t for speed and the crav
in? for gold sad glory, while the twenty
sr more injuries, pome of which may
PW I '-'i. otherwise marred a strug
g)>- that a! ! as unfortunate as it was
Mathew R Bar-on, the mechanic of the
Columbia ca- driven by Harold Stone,
vas killed a>esi the daring driver lost
control of tre machine as the left rear
tire blew up. The car crashed through
the iron railing at the Meadow Brook
bridge, near th» Westbury turn. and.
lurning: turtl*-. MI to th* road, some
thirty feet l>eiow.
Stone, T>ho=e brMe of a few weeks was '
elttlng in the grandstand as be dashed
away on his first lap. that was never
finished, was daneer< injured, but
the doctors at the Nassau Hospital said j
last night that he had a line chance i
for recovery. Roth of Up legs were
fractured, while be is also sneering from
a flight concussion and Internal injuries. i
<"harley Miller, who acted as me
chanic for I>ouis Chevrolet, %1).. was ,
lighting along with the leaden in his
B .!• k car. was killed when the machine,
•" hi'-h had been flying over the course
*t frightful speed, slste-ewtped a touring
car in the fifteenth lan a- mile anil a
half beyond the Hiriuvtlle turn, sad
•^reck*d l«'th cars Chevrolet and th«»
vapsenzer? in the touring c«r escaped
j-erious injuries by a miracle.
Ferdinand it'Ziuba, sales manager of
the Pope-Hartford Auto Company, of
New York, was killed on Ms way to the
vourpe shortly before midnight, when
the «ar did not respond to the brakes
and roasted down hill into a ditch. Mrs.
jyZiul>a. m bride of two weeks, had one
!"g broken and was ssaTertag from in
lTTial injuries, v hile tr-o other paasen
jrers In th«» machine nere badly bruised
find shaken up.
Bdward Lynch, of Glen Cove. Long
iFland. a man eighty-five yearn of age,
"•« Kill'd on his way home after the
rjee, being ftruck by a touring car.
H» dUd in the Henipsirad Hospital an
hour af"r be v as injured.
Cars Bunched at Finish.
•^'utsi^e of the costly toll demanded
end the unhappy consequence?, the sixth
race for th* now historic trophy made
.-- iirirht r«?c in automobile history.
1*..? «h»n tv.t, minutes - rated the
firFt rhi *"arE at the finish ifrer a
ktv-ca^ battle. The AJ' 1 i iiiargia at
Tn-rIBT anri to-m<>rr<iTT,
fHARi.F.S Mai.ER. merhantc *>f Ch-^
nUtfti machine: BBStel «n«t'»ntlj- a* the ear
»-r9«he«J Into » t«Mirlne c«r «n the eds«
cf th» «-fnir«e.
EDTTARO ?,YN'CH. «t Gl#n C-t*. I>»nr
Itlgn-), e!chty--fIT» .t»w» o'd : «tru» > k hr
tn^rtnjt •**•■ ■• ■*-?« r»tijnriint home,
Ufter the *■*€»■. died 1" sTaaaaa Hospital.
HfIXIAM rrK.rEsnx Cnxuotm, > •• .
hrnic^n no«e: Trotind* dre«*ed !n >'»«•»«
hfvrv mr,r,noßv. >'«. "si r.,r,ri*>
t)-:»Tiiif. Manhattan: cnmp«>tind fr*rtnre •>*
h"th !-»«: eond'tlnu erttira!: In Hemp
(tMWJ Hi«pl»«l. TOUT die.
MORRIS HT>T->IAN. of N«. 122 Orchard
Mmefi lett knpe dUlfw-nt^ and right leg:
bidly Injured: in p*lmnnt Hospital.
MORRIS MEVTVSOJir. >*«». -•'21 F»>t
Broa«ltTi».r. Manhattan: Hrht hip fractured
■nd Internal Injuries; In B^BSseSaßd Ho«
pftaL ' ■ .
THOMAS MntFR. N«. 102 12th «*r**t.
r Altrc' Point. Inn* Inland: left Ins am
putated below knee: H*mp«t«>i/1 Ho«plts!.
. MAX COI.DBKRG.- >•>. 121 Orchard
•treet; fracture of the l»ft l^c ami dislo
R. CAFFRKY. Richmond Hill: Heht J^r
broken; in H*-mp«tead Hospital. .
JOHN BARBER, mechanic of Padola>
far; In >'n««au Hospital: condition critical.
JOHN If. (OOKE. No. 161 East I2Rth
street. Manhattan: now broken.
RICHARD rAPTREV. of Richmond Hill:
frnctore of left leg: In Na<»«aii Hospital.
HARRY RERKOWTTZ, of No. 113 We«it
110 th street; left lejt amputated: In
Jamaica Hospital. . -
victory over Jo*> Dawgon. in a Marmon
car, was a scant forty seconds, and this,
too! Biter » bitter struggle of more than
four hours over 338.46 miles of the ce
mented Motor Parkway and the Nassau
County roads. John Altkf-n, pilot of a
National car, flashed across the line
first, closely followed by Grant and
Dawson. but the difference in time in
starting was too much, and Aitken had
to be content with third place, one min
ute and a small fraction behind the
Harry Grant, who drove with the fin
ished Pkill of an Oldfleld and the daring
of a I^ncia. not only won the coveted
trophy for the second time In succession,
and with the same car. but established
a new speed record for the race. He
thundered over the 278.08 miles in 4
hours 15 minutes ">S -seconds, at an av
erage speed of 65.4 miles an hour, faster
than a mile a minute. The old mark
of »',4.:: miles an hour was established
by George Robertson in winning the
Vanderbilt Cup in IWS. while the rec
ord for the present course of 62.8 miles
an hour was set by Grant a year ago.
when he won the trophy for the first
Crowd Flocks to Race.
Ten thousand persons were banked
near the finish line, while one hundred
thousand or more were scattered about
the course. The lure of extreme speed,
the call of reckless strife, were the po
tent factors that forced these thousands
to pacriflce refreshing sleep for a chance
to indulge th*nr passion and to throw
themselves recklessly into the yawning"
arms of a soulless railroad company.
There was speed enough, and thrice
enough, to satisfy the most captious,
but the majority of those in the vast
! crowd that niliMj the grandstand stood
in cars, clung to trees, pushed against
the groaning fences or encroached on
the course knew none of the shocking
1 details as they rose as one man here
1 or there and roared approval to th^- be
. prim") drivers, -who giiiderj their smok
■ ing, spluttering monsters along the nar
The glamour of it all. as seen by the
crowd, was stimulating, gripping— the
pity of it all, as appreciated by the few,
v.(< depressing, appalling.
How Bacon Was Killed.
Mathr-A R. Bacon came to his untimely
end through no fault of Stone. The car
was going at great speed when a tire
burst as it Struck the incline west of
the Meadow Brook Bridge. Btone lost
control of the machine as it began to
■hid toward the left hand Ride of the
bridge. iir|><nc 50 perilously that those
betid'- the track expe* t«d to a c it topple
over e\ «ry moment. It. trmtr)t|,i ne^ an
(.vntiuutd en ht\talU ras»
NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1910.— F1T1 PARTS-SIXTY PA(iES.
GRANT IN THE ALCO CAB GOING AROUND A CURVE IN HIS CRFAT.KiX.
WILLIAM X VAN't>ERBII,T, IP
Donor of th« Vanderbllt Cup.
BLAME UNION LABOR !
FOR DEATH OF A SCORE
"The Los Angeles Times" Plant
Dynamited and Three Other
ESCAPE AT OTIS HOME
Infernal Machine Is Removed
Across Street Just in Time—
Another Found at Anti-
T.of Ane -s. Oet- 1 An attempt to
destroy the residence of General Harri
son Gray Tit is. publisher of "The u.s An
geles Times," by means of an infernal
machine was made late to-day, follow
ing an explosion which earlier in the day
caused the death of probably nineteen
persons and destroyed th»- buildings and
plant of 'The Times." and a suspected
effort to blow up the auxiliary plant of
that paper. A powerful infernal ma
chine was also found to-day in the resi
dence of Secretary Zeehandelaar of the
Merchants and Manufacturers' Associa
General Otis, who arrived here from
Mexico this afternoon, and the other
responsible heads of The Times' un
equivocally charge the destruction of
•The Times" building and the narrow
ly averted attempts at further destruc
tion of life and property to labor union
sources. With equal emphasis, the lead
ers of union labor repudiate the accusa
tion. an<l offer all aid in their power to
detect the culprits.
This afternoon "The Times" made
public the following telegram from Gen
•Your wire with its terrible news
reached me this morning. I am amazed
at the desperation of the criminal con
spirators in destroying 'The Times'
building and slaying its loyal defenders,
whose loss I deeply deplore; but 'The
Times' itself will live on. bravely de
fending the vital and essential principle
of industrial freedom under law which
must yet triumph in the. entire nation."
Paper. Fought Unions.
For twenty years, following a quarrel
with the Typographical Union and th»
changing of "The Time*" to a non-union
paper. General Otis has fought unionism
with every resource at his command
He has been ably seconded in this fight
by the Merchants and Manufacturers'
Association, whose secretary was • the
object of frustrated dynamiting to-day.
Filing ran high throughout the city
during the day.ovor 'The Times" explo
sion, and was augmented by the discov
ery that a dynamite bomb had been
found under the home of Secretary Zee
handelaar. Th« public reached a state
Of alarm and \ consternation when the
attempt to blow up General ntis's resi
dence became known.
Th« <>tis home, known as The Bivouac,
stands in Wiltshire avenue. in the most
fashionable quarter of the city. After
the llndins of the infernal machine at
the Zeehandelaar residence. Detective
Rice was sent to The Bivouac to search
Aided by Chart* Flecker, the par
d<ner he found a ****** hidden in. a
bunch or vines under a bay window on
the ride of the heu* fronting west Lake
Park Rice telephoned Chief oI rr ° lier *
Galloway; *Ho went immediately, to
General Otls-a nous". T" h ' »«otri ex-
(efltlaart on ■«•■■ r=;s.
WRECK OF THE COM MT.M ' \ n
IVMp.li Jumped oft the Meadow Brook Bridge, killing Math** R. Paeon, th« m-ch*ntc.
and seriously injuring Harold A. Stone, the driver.
ACCIDENTS IN PREVIOUS AUTO
K^re Pate. Hijrt.KWfd.
Parl.-MadH.J ... Ma» -M. -03 .. 13 «
Dayton* . Jan.' 2l. 'os. .. —
Morris r»j'k... .. . •»"'» 3.*05. v * - —
l>rtrf»it Aug. «• of>. . . 1
Cuba ...Feb. 12. '0«... 2 -
■Vanderbilt Cnp <*<*■ 6. '06. . 0 1
r*t Breere. rhOe »•*.*•- 05... 1 —
InrlifinaiK,ll« .... . An B . 19. -«0 \ *
Brfsbt^n n.»«l> . . Aup; 37. «>« .. 1 1
Vandcrbilt dp .. . Oct. S«, 'OP. ,2 2
Brighton Beach.. , .May 18. 10. . — 1
vamlerbilt, < »r> . . .Oct. '• 10 - 17 4
WONT MEET ROOSEVELT
Governor Haskell Disapproves
Oklahoma rity. okla . Oet I. -Gov
ernor Charles N. Rasken informed
George R. Belding. of Iyittle Rock. Ark.,
secretary of tlie Arkansas Fair Associa
tion, to-day that he "declined an mvi
tation to be present at the reception to
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt at Little
Rock on October 10"
The <}ov-f»rnor declared that until he
changed his mind toward the "official
misconduct of Colonel Roosevelt in the
pnst or his attempt to deceive the peo
ple in the present" he could not con
sistently place himself in the position of
approving the Roosevelt pottdefl
SEIZE AN OPAL NECKLACE
Gift of a Countess to American
Girl Taken by Customs Men.
An npal necklace, the gift of the Coun
tess de Rodillac. of Paris, to Miss
Frances Gordon Alexander, was seized
at the pier of the French Line yesterday,
when Miss Alexander arrived on the
steamer La Provence wearing the nrck
lace. Miss Alexander admitted that she
had not declared It when questioned by
Customs Inspector George W. Mott.
At a hearing in the Custom House yes
terday she told General Nelson H. Henry,
the Surveyor, and his special deputy.
George J. Smyth, that she had n<-t de
clared the necklace because she had
worn it for a year and brought It to the
United States when she came over last
year. She said she could not tell the
price of the ornament, but added that it
had been purchased by the countess at a
time when the .superstition that opals
are unlucky was more prevalent and
that it therefore cost less than it would
Mr. Smyth told Miss Alexander that he
would have to place the necklace under
seizure and leave the matter t<> be
settled by the Collector of Customs, and
she readily acquiesced, but added that if
the duty was too high she might not
care to redeem it.
EADLY HURT AT FOOTBALL
Wesleyan Player in Hospital with
Hiddletown, Conn., Oet I— Arthur M.
Wright, of Oakfleld. N. V.. a member of
the Wesleyan football tenm, is in the
Middlesex Hospital to-night in a serious
condition as a result of Injuries he got
in the game with the Connecticut Agri
cultural College this afternoon.
At the hospital It was said he had t
ruptured kidnej Wright is a member
of the senior claws. .14
OPERATION FOF LA FOLLF.TTE
Will Be Performed at Rochester, Minn..
Rochester, Minn.. Oct. I.— lenetoc Robert
M. l.a Follette. of Wisconsin, will undergo
an operation at Ft. Mary* Hospital Tues
day for infected gall bladder and possible
complication* Involving the appendix.
This statement was mad* to-night, as the
result of a conference of r»r Tayo and
Dr. Philtp Fox, following an examination
Hs»lns? tr»o day?. Th*- care is not regarded
«*.* E(rriCU» . ...... . .
Buiidioos Unroofed and Derroi
isheri and Trees Uprooted
DAMAGE EXCEEDS $100,000
Town Completely Isolated from
Out.sirie Communication —
Roads Blocked by
Panhorm Hlp. N. H. Oct. 1 For
twenty minutes this afternoon Wolfboro.
twelve miles from here, was th*» centre of
a tornado such as never before vtavtod
New Hanipshire. which left in its wake
unroofed houses, barns and outbuildings.
Mown from their foundations and in
seme Instances completely demolished,
whole groves of trees uprooted and
cth v<=stone<s and monuments in I-ake
view Cemetery toppled over In wildest
< onfuskm. The falling trees carried
with th^m telephone and telegraph and
electric wires, completely Isolating the
town from outside communication, while
the trees themselves so effectually
blocked the roads that it was hours
before the first news of the disaster
reached here, and then It was brought
by mes=enger3 who were obliged liter
nlly to ebon their way part of the dis
Thus far no serious injuries have been
reported, although a number of persons
were struck by falling bricks and flying
All of th" damag° was done within 1
strip of territory less than half a mile
In width and ten miles in length, pass
in? almost through the centre of the
town, and although the blow lasted for
twenty minutes the- greater part of the
damage was done during the first two
minutes. The wind swirl originated over
Lake Winnlpesaukee. and apparently
ended as suddenly as it started.
One of the most seriously damaged
structures was the summer boarding
house of A. J. McDonald. The house
and stable were unroofed, two buildings
were blown to pieces and a cottage was
taken completely off Its foundation and
carried several feet. Shade trees on all
si<l«'S were uprooted and general havoc
At the boose of Ivan Piper chimneys
were blown down, the stable unroofed
and groves of maple and oak trees
snapped off as thnush they were pipe
Both the house and stable <-f the
diaries Kills estate were unroofed and
outbuildings were demolished, and similar
destruction was wrought at the houses
of John O. Folsom and George F<>lsom.
Fruit trees were stripped throughout the
district, and what garden truck remained
on the farms was destroyed.
Two cottages belonging to A. j. M, -
Ponald were completely flemoliahed. the
buildings and all of their contents being
scattered !• I' 10 four winds an<l part of
the debris blown into the woods] Rome
It was estimated to-night that the
damage to buildings and other property
would exceed $100,000.
SIX COREAN GOVERNORS.
Semi. Oct. 1. — Follrminc the is-stianre. of
regulations for the government of •""ore*.
gazetted I yesterday, thirteen prefecture!
governor!* have been appointed. They com
prise seven Japanese and six o.eans
dewe'vs superior port wine
Tlm most ftrenjrthentnp mine ire make.
H. T. Dewej & Sons Co., 131 Fultcn St.. N.T.
-r-Advt •' '• • •--;
A LOAN TO NICARAGUA
London Hears America Will
Manage Nation's Finances.
T^ondon. Oct. 1. — London financiers
have received a dispatch from Nicaragua
saying that the United States has com
pleted arrangements for a loan to Nic
aragua of $20.000.0 flfl . the United State*
takinsr over the financial administration
of the country. •
CALLS AUTO RACE MENACE
Acting Mayor Mitchel Says It
Should Be Regulated.
Actins: Mayor John Purr- Mitchel.
when seen at his home, No. 303 "West
P7th street, last night, speakinr of the
fatalities in connection with Hi*. Van
derbllt Cup rac*» yesterday, said:
"I believe that the Vanderbilt rp
race should be regulated. Under the
present conditions it is a menace. These
races should be restricted, because the
danger involved Is too great.
"I do not mean that all automobile
races should be stopoed. but when the
question of inadequate protection arises
and -when the lives of contestants are
endangered, something: should be done."
BADLY HURT IN KEG SCRAP
High School Boy May Die as Re
sult of Class Fight.
f pj- '•'•crap* to Th* Trlb'in-. 1
" Mlddletov.n. Conn., Oct. 1. — William
John Schaefer, fourteen years old, a
member of the freshman, Mass at th»
local hfgh school, was probably fatally
injured in the annual keg mrrap be
tween the freshman and sophomore
[classes at the school yesterday after
noon Nearly two hundred boys took
part In the stru^srle. and William, who is
: large for his ago. was la the thick of it
He was knocked down, and it is
thought some one stepped on him. rupt
uring his liver. He suffered considera
ble pain and was carried t>-> his home,
where he grow worse rapidly. After a
consultation of physicians th« boy was
removed to the local hospital, where he
was operated on early this morning. Al
though he was still llviner to-nlsrht. lit
tle hope is held out for his recovery.
CZAR'S FOREIGN MINISTER
M. Sazonoff Succeeds M. Iswol
sky, Who Goes to France.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 1. — A Foreign
r>fflrp dispatch from Friedberg. Hesse.
where the Russian Emperor Is staying,
announces that he has signed the ap
pointment of Sergiu.3 Sazonoff. as Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, to replace A P.
Iswolsky. who has been appointed Am
bassador to France in succession to the
late M. Nelidoff.
M. Sazonoff is th»» brother-in-law of
Premier Stolypin. and has lately held the
post of Vic«»-Mlntstpr^>f Foreign Affairs.
AUTO DRIVER STOPS HORSE
Heads Off Runaway and Uses
Horn to Clear the Road.
Charles Smith, of No. 133 West 124 th
street, succeeded in heading off a run
away horse and turning it off Edgecombe
avenue toward the stable where it was
usually kept, by the "jockeying" of his
automobile last night
Smith probably saved several persons
from, being hurt by filing warning with
his automobile horn whil«-> he rf>de ahead
of the galloping animal
The horse, attached to a delivery
wagon of ■ department store, had been
left standing near the corner of MM
street and Edgecombe avenue by th«
Frightened by a noise, the hor?e bolted
and started on a mad gallop southward
on Edgecc.mbe avenue. Smith saw the
runaway at 14,"» th street and shot his
automobile ahead of the animal. Then,
keeping the load, he started his horn and
thus gave notice of the danger. He
regulated the speed of his machine so
as to keep a few feet ahead of the run
away, and In this way checked the
horse's flight. When ll'Nth street was
reached the horse wheeled into that
thoroughfare. Smith followed and kept
behind until the animal stumbled up to
the door of its stable.
DISCIPLINED FOR '* SILENCE "
West Point Cadets Further Punished
for Affront to Officer.
Wost Potnt. N. V.. Oct. I.— An a funh-r
punishment for the "silence*' admlnistpreii
nil— to Captain Ismgnn. th" cadet
corps of the Military Academy was sup-
Jested to drill duty from MB until I oclocfc
this afternoon, time that is usually <le
voted to recreation. This is Mm first ttm*»
in years that the students have been «*•
prived of their rerrenttnn hr.ii- on m Pa»
urday afternoon. After the drill the cadet*
ttere confine*! !• the iejrfachi
Captain Lstn?an. jt became know n hi
rtav, Iras in «'harge c f the «t>a(lent* at MP
per on Thursday, but there was no demon
stration. The J " r 'l •! inquiry which has
been imestisvlng the slt?ht if* Cactam
L"n£-»n mv l« its r»r->r? cany next w»»K.
*• PKICK FIVK ( KNTS.
DROWN IN HUDSON
Cutter of New Hampshire, T - .-.-:
by TMer. Ups-
Shore on Way to Ship.
•DEATH LIST WAY INCREASE
Number of Men on Shore liberty
Makes It Impossible for
Officers to Give Accu
rst? List of Dead.
MIDSHIPMAN PROVES A HERO
Dragged Out of Water Unccascior^
After Eescrtiag Fifteen M a " Im
enty-fiT9 in Cutter. Say ofs
cers, but Others on .-•--.-*
Insist There Were
M 3-7 y~r»
At lea?t fourteen sailors from the bat*
tle«hip New Hampshire, at anchor with.
»he .second division of the North Atlantic
fleet off W»)>t l.>^th street, were drOTrried
last ritht. shortly after 7 o'clock. tvb-»rt
the cutter in which they vr«» >^nf
towed to th» battleship from the sr ■ *
was s^'ampei in a heavy .•»» that -<mm
running. Th» BSKMsBbI wu« *r* ridden
that before heip could b« called tf;*
struggling men were Wn« 9-7/ept up th*
river by the strong flood tide. It 19 not:
known definitely Just fcor many ■• th«»
sailors were drowned, the <»»tiTnat«» ran
nlng all th» way from fourteen, "* for*. ,
A splendid incident of th« diaart^r..
and one which brought out the heroism.' 1
of the oH«rs and men of the boat, "*»»
furnished by th» sight of mtronm swtt»-»
mart among the struggling men. helping
to rescu* th» weajesr. When Mld3hl?-'
mzn Godfrey De C rh^valfer. in charge]
of the boatload of jailor*. sa"w the dan
ger of his men. b«» fhr*»'v off hf3 uni
form "oat and plunged overboard, res
< nine p" fteen sailers who had becom* •»••
', hausted by their •truggle in the water.
After pulling th* last man to •aferr
De Chevalier was «sra^s:?<l usjuuiisiJW
to the deck of the launch. "When h«> re
gained h»3 sense?, later. In the hospital
ward of Th» New Hamr=- -. the ymmjc
officer, learning the full extent of, th<*
disaster, lost his reason . temporarily, and!
his grief was so pitiful that hs had tr»
be retrained from doing himself bodily
Mary Had Shor* Uetrve.
Two hundred and fifty men, frora tßs>
big battleship had shone leave last ntgnt
and spread themselves all over th* city.
Aecordlnz to several eye"wtfn«Sß^(« «n
the pier Bl the time the cutter b(^l at
least ninety men as »&• was towed BSJI
into midstream by the battleship '^'
launch, and the burton weighted th*
boat so h«avlly that her gunwales were
only a fvej feet above the water's ed??.
The cutter was towed by a s«»v»nty-flv9
foot hawser, and once the launch got
under full headway, the bow of th* boat
was scarcely above water-
When the. two boats had reached %
point about three hundred feet from th«»
shore, and were between the battleships
Kansas and Louisiana, th«» sea becam*
very rough and choppy and the tid» «raa)
running like a millrare At rvery foot
of the passage she cutter's bow »■«
plunged under water. As the boat*
neared the Louisiana, several of th»
sailors went forward to the bow of th«
cotter! and this caused her to ship ■
quantity of water. The boat began to
wallow in the trough of the sea. and
Midshipman De Chevalier saw that they
were in danger si capsizing. He was
cautioning th-"> men and telling them to.
be careful, when an exceptionally larsja
wave struck the boat head on. her bo*
plunged downward and she capsized.
When the cutter was finally overturned
by the heavy seas and floated bottoirft
upward, the greatest confusion followed,
in the darkness. Some clung to the cap
sized boat, while the stronger swimmer*
gave aid to their weaker comrades. On
every hand were seen evidences of tha
heroic conduct of the men.
Midshipman Reeouee Many.
Midshipman de Chevalier was amor.g
the first to leap to the rescue, and he>
bellowed out his orders for the handling
of the boat while he was pulling ex
hausted men from the water. He went
fiercely at the work of rescue, seemins
to be possessed of remarkable strength,
and only stopped when lv- became un
The sailors clinging to the boat and
those who could keep their heads a^'**^
the water shouted for help for fully rive
minutes. The launch which had been;
towing the cutter also lent her aid by
blowing her whistle. It was not be; -
ten minutes had gone by. however, that
the calls for help were heard aboard th*
New Hampshire and the other ship*
The launch in the mean tim«» had been
trying to pick up all the men she could
A dozen small boits from the Rsjsl
Hampshire and other battleships were
soon out on the water, and aided by tha
powerful searchlights from the battle
ships, picked up more than twenty si
the men. The tide was running In so
swiftly that the struggling men »fr»
carried up the river, ami 90 out of sight
and halting distance of the ship 1-*1 -* boat*.
Other boats set out from the float*
and club houses along ssjsrtee* front,
however, when they heard 'the calls for
help, and these rescued probably thirty
more men. Joseph Zwteker, of No. 410
West •;th street, in command «f tl>e
2^-foot launch Jennie, heard the shouts
and put out into the middle si the rtirwr
at fuil speed. He and his mate. Arthur
MeLanifhlb*. picked up twelve men and
took them to the New Hampshire.
Sixteen men were taken from the rivr
by Frederick Scott. of No 2*9 4>th street.
Brooklyn, and fierce Reeves, of N<>. 1->1
Fa-"* I° ; th street, whs «»r» aboard th*#
jf».f.iot launch Mary.
Captain Mott. of Har>^r Sftuad A. -^a3
MflP to B?»ten and Return, vi* V3V
L'n- Monday, Oct Zrt. Tel. lid Syria?.