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fftllMAN SHOOTS
IN FOUND IN HOI
McGrath. the Athlete, Returning
on Sick Leave, Discovers
Stranger in Parlor.
SAYS LATTER FIRED FIRST
Victim, with Five Shots in His
v Body. Declares Officer's Wife
Invited Him to See
Christmas Tree.
PBtrolnvau Matthevr J. McGrath, one
a* tbe most famous of the police ath
feies. is being held without bail in the
juraor.d Street Jail, Brooklyn, for ex
piation on a. charge of shooting George
Walker, a clerk employed in a telephone
office in Brooklyn.
.:■• ■•'"> says the clerk was in Ms
test 'So. 70S East sth street, at 12:20
o'clock Sunday morning, and that Walker
Crrd at him. wounding- him in his left
kg. Waiver denies that he shot the pa
trcUr..ir, and declares that he was in
vited to the athlete's home by Mrs. Mc-
Grath to see the family Christmas tree.
ilcGrath. who Is attached to the Ham
ilton avenue station, felt suddenly 111
"Baiurday night and obtained leave.
He reached home shortly before 12:30
o'clock and stepped into the parlor,
where the gas was burning dimly. Over
it a shadowy corner he saw a man.
Grirtvng his .nightstick. McGrath asked
the fellow what he was doing. In reply,
according to the patrolman, the man
v.liipped out a. revolver and fired one
6boU which grazed the calf of McGrath's
ieft leg. Then the real gun play began.
IlcGrath drew his revolver and opened
tire on his assailant. He fired five shots
in quick succession. Although the man
war wounded, he was full of fight, and
McGrath had to use his nightstick before
he cculd subdue him.
Mrs. McGrath Hysterical.
The shots brought Mrs. McGrath into
tie parlor. She screamed violently and
vent into hysterics. McGrath took his
prisoner to the Parkville police station,
in Foster avenue, where he said his name
■sras George TTalker. Lieutenant Auten
bach perceived that "Walker was badly
mounded, so he summoned an ambulance
from the Kings County Hospital. Dr.
Tarn, who responded, found that the
r-risoner nad three serious -wounds hi the
abdomen and two more just back of the
rroin. ' '-L-'r-.
(TThile Dr. Tarn was working ' over
Walker. Acting Captain Fair questioned
(be prisoner about the charge of unlaw
ful entering" which McGrath had pre
ferred against him. "Walker said he had
been invited to see the Christmas tree
and' that be met Mrs. 3'cGrath at the
home of her parents, in East 3th street.
' "Mrs:' 'McGrath's father 1b former Captain
• ' ■;•.-- Srcith, of the Parkville precincti
talker denied that he had a revolver
•Kith htm when ha went to see the Christ
mas tree.
Inspector Billon, who is in charge of
•v district, has been workinp on the
csse since yesterday morning- Before he
began hie investigations , however, Ser
jeant Dempsey, of the Parkville station,
obtained a statement from Mrs. Mc-
Grath. She said that she did not invite
Walker to her home because, in the first
place, she never knew him, and in fact
had never seen him until she rushed
hno her parlor and saw her husband
rrrugeling with the man on the floor.
Clerk's Condition Critical.
Walker is in a critical condition. He is
p. prisoner, charged with unlawful entry-
HcGrath was locked up immediately,
charged with making a felonious assault
upon Walker. He was brought before
Magistrate Nash, in the Flatbush police
court, yesterday and pleaded not guilty.
He -was committed .to jail to await ex
aminatlon.
The McGraths live on the second floor
«f a frame house owned by William
ilichaelson. who lives on the first floor.
Mlchaelson' was not at home yesterday.
Mrs. McGrath refused absolutely to
make her appearance before the report
er*. However, her father corroborated
her statement that she had never, known
Talker. The old police captain waxed
w-ra'hy when he heard Walkers etate
mfcnt.
The neighbors of the McGraths were
cot backward about giving opinions.
Th?y -were all on the Bide of Mrs. Mc-
Grath. The couple have been married
ten years and they have one child, El
vira, nine years old. The neighbors in
eicted that Patrolman McGrath was a
•oieni 1 husband and father and that
Mr&. McGrath was an equally splendid
* '• and mother. Tht; family was regu
>- at church worship and stood high in
file «;;~tf'-Jn of the neighborhood, they
•&i«L
Patrolman McGrath is a member of
%c Kern York Athletic Club and Is no
tional outdoor champion of the Amateur
Athletic Union for throwing the 16-pound
Cramer, winning the championship by a
tfaro*v at 168 feet 4% inches at the lust
ntfetins. In New Orleans. He holds the
*orWs record himself, having made it in
1507, throwing the hammer 173 feet 11
Inches.
On A gust 28, 1910. he established the
worlds record hy heaving th. 56-pound
wvifihx to a height of 16 feet 6 3-16 lnch«*.
He v.q- second to Flanagan in throwing
the narrfm.>r at the Olympic games i..
? ian<J the latter establishing the rec
ord with ■ throw of HO feet 4tt inches.
REACHED HOME ONLY TO DIE
Bank President, Paroled, Ex
pires Day of His Return.
Fort Worth. Tex.". Dec 34.— ParolPd on
Wednesday from the federal prison in
Atlanta, to which he was sentenced for
allied violation of the federal banking
Jave, James G. Lowden, former presi
dent of the American Bank of Abilene.
Tex., reached his home here at 1 :30
o'clock this afternoon, and his death was
•-nnounced at 7:30 o'clock to-night. His
<i<=ath is attributed to heart disease.
Lowden was one of the first men to be
wtrol-id under the new federal statute
«i&cted in September. ;'■:-?.
in the failure of the bank of which he
*** the president Mr. Lowden sacrificed
■■: of hit property in the efTort to satisfy
Ui€ demands of the depositors.
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MATT &TGRATH, THE POLICEMAN ATHLETE.
Wllo wo arrested yesterday on the charge of shooting a man he found in his home.
LOS ANGELES AGAIN
SHAKEN BY EXPLOSION
Officials of Iron Company. Whose
Works Were Partly Wrecked,
Charge It to Labor Troubles.
HAS LONG FOUGHT UNIONS
Following "The Times" Dyna
miting- Outrage of Last Octo
ber It Has Aroused Great
Interest in California City.
Los Angeles. Dec 25. — Uwellyn
Iron "Works were partly wrecked by an
explosion, presumably by dynamite,
early ■ to-day. 7 The force of the 'explosion
tore out Hie front" of Che " building, ]
smashed windows for more than a block |
and awakened persons more than two,
miles away. The night watchman was
slightly injured.
Who placed the supposed charge of
dynamite is unknown to the police, but it
; is believed. to have been the outcome of
general ■ labor troubles in which the
Llwellyn company has been involved. A
hole eighteen inches deep and about six
feet in diameter marks the place of the
explosion.
About seventy-five feet of the front of
the. main building:, a three story frame
structure, was blown to pieces, and its
contents were piled together in apparent
ruin. The heavy machinery of the build
ing: apparently was undamaged.
Long Fight Against Unions.
The Llewellyn Iron Works has long
been prominent in the fight against the
recognition of union labor In this city,
and is one of the concerns involved la
the metal workers' strike, which went
into effect on June 1. The strike has
been characterized by great bitterness
on both sides.
The strike was called originally to en
force a demand for an eight-hour day for
all the metal workers and a uniform
wage of 50 cents an hour. The strug
gle was precipitated by a notice from
the men engaged in the metal trades in
San Francisco that the employers there
had made concessions to their employes
on condition that they should not there
by be placed at a disadvantage in com
petition with non-union lam Angeles
firms.
Officials of the Llewellyn company are
of the opinion that the supposed effort
to destroy their plant is the outgrowth
of their differences with labor, and the
Police are working on this theory. Johr.
Llewellyn, secretary of the company,
said: . ' .
-There is no doubt in my mind that
this effort to destroy our property is due
to the fact that we are standing on our
rights to run our business in our own
way I do not, however, wish to be
understood as intimating that the men
who were working in Los Angeles and
went out in the metal workers' strike
are responsible for it. I do not think
they have had anything to do with it. - I
i believe it 'is the work of men who do not
belong here, and who for their own
malicious ends are willing to commit any
kind of crime."
Labor Repudiates Outrage.
Fred C. Wheeler. president of the Los
Angeles Central Labor Council, said:
"The fact that the Llewellyn Iron
Works Is at war with organized labor is
all that our enemies need to endeavor to ,
lay this outrage at our doom. Every j
tru» friend of the cause of labor knows j
that violence Injures our cause more,
than those against whom it may be
directed.
"To those who would seek to fasten
upon us any responsibility for such a
crime, we of the boa Angeles Labor
Council are able to make answer by de
fying any one to point out any time
in our twenty-six years of existence
when we have ever advocated other than
peaceable measures for the accomplish
ment of our just ends."
Apparently the police have no definite
clew to the perpetrators, in view of
"The Los Angeles Times' dynamiting
outrage, in which twenty-ono men w«-r
killed „.., October, to-day's explosion
/'..,..: extraordinary Interest. The
grand jury i.- expected at any time " j
Hand in its report on "The Times' case, i
BRITISH VIEW OF OUR NAVY
"London Standard' Draws Les
sons from Visit of U. S. Fleet.
| By Cable to The Tribune. 1
London^ Dec. 25.— "The Standard" de
votes its leading article this morning to
the subject of the naval position of Eng
land and America. It gays:
"The prolonged sojourn in British wa
ters of the American warships is another
indication of the recent great develop
ment of naval ideas in the United States.
The American navy its no longer kept
close to its own shores.
"The famous voyage around the world
mam not an Isolated episode, but the be
ginning of a new era. The United States
navy now ranks second in the world in
point of numerical strength, and if it be
reckoned as a factor in the two-power
standard it vtll be found that Great
Britain ha* fallen short of the traditional
criterion.
"Admiral Mahan has published recent
ly a highly significant warning- The aim
of the American people being the preser
vation of peace, he has not obscurely
hinted that should the British navy be
surpassed by a foreign power the Unite J
States would have good reason to regard
that power as a useful friend in time of
need rather than the United Kingdom
Alliances are not made for sentimental
reaeons. but for what they are worth.
"A.dmiral Mahan's suggestion is per
haps more to be noted as indicating the
view taken by the most learned and
acute of naval students with regard to
the relative positions of this country
and Germany than as a political fore
cast. In any case the presence of the
United States fleet in home waters at
this critical period may well serve to re
mind the country not only of the kindly
feeling which unites us to America, but
of certain wide responsibilities which of
late have been singularly ignoied."
EIGHT TURKEYS FOrTpiNNER
Virginian of 77 Carves for His
Family of 32 Children.
[By Telegraph to Tde Tribune. 1
Melfa, Va, Dec. 25.— Beaming happily
upon his thirty-two children. John W.
Guy. seventy-seven years old, of this
town, to-day sat at the head of a mon
ster table at his large farmhouse and in
sisted on carving two of the eight tur
keys that the Christmas feast required.
Mr. Guy's youthful wife, who is his
third, superintended the preparation of
the dinner.
The present wife became Mrs. Guy
when she was .sixteen and he sixty-five.
She is the mother of seven, and a few
months ago bore 14m twins. The tlrst
Mrs. Guy, who was Miss Mary Anne
Redneld married him in liS".. r >. They had
seven children. His second wife was
Margaret E- Ayers. Of this union eigh
teen children were born. The present
Mrs. Guy was Miss Leola Crockett, of a
prominent Virginia family.
CHRISTMAS TREE FOR DOGS
Boston Woman to Give One in
Memory of Dead Pet.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.!
Boston, Dec. 25.-A Christmas tree for
dogs especially trimmed with gay lights,
silver trimmings, toy dogs, rubber balls,
candy and other things, is the novel
holiday affair which Miss Clara Bar
traux lias arranged to-morrow for a
small host of Boston's most aristocratic
and high bred animals.
The Christmas tree is in memory of
Miss Barteaux's Henrietta, a Havana
terrier, which recently died.
FISH FEEDS FROM TREE
Sole Occupant of Covered Spring
Has a Turkey Dinner.
[B« Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
• Winßterf. Conn., I>ec. 2.">.— Pete, the
"tunnelling trout" at Wlntergreen, the
Gray estate at Highland Lake, was
probably the only fish that had a
Christmas tree and turkey dinner. Pete
now weighs over a pound and is the
sole occupant of a covered spring, ten
feet deep and ten feet between the cir
cular walls.
A small hemlock tree, to which was
fastened hundreds of bits of turkey
liven was weighted down in the spring
and kept upright by fastening the up
permost branches to the timbers form
ing the frame of the cover over the
spring. Pete was not long in discover
ing the pieces of liver on the bubjnerged
Christmas tree, and nibbled "ii them
until he was almost "busting."
MRS. STETSON READY TO
TAKE- THE LEADERSHIP:
Believes She Is Most Advanced
"Divine Metaphysician"
Living.
LONG SILENCE EXPLAINED
Fight Against Her "the Supreme
Trial of Faith" Predicted
Long Before by Mrs.
Eddy Herself.
"Mrs. Eddy before her passing on real
ized that her doctrines could be better
and further spread without a powerful
and wealthy central organization, and
therefore purposely left the board of di
rectors of the Mother Church without
power to perpetuate itself, so that each
church, wherever located, can be a law
unto itself, governed only hy her text
be ok. "Science and Health.' "
The above was the startling explanation
of the reasons for the prospective legal
fight over Mrs. Eddy's will, mentioned in
yesterday's Boston dispatches, advanced
by one of the most prominent of the
local followers of the Christian Science
Church.
To one woman in Xew York City this
prospect of a legal warfare which should
include the question of the rights of the
rive men who constitute the board of di
rectors to be the supreme court of the
('Christian Science Church, is of compel
ling interest.
This woman, Mr?. AflgOSta E. Stetson,
has been through one warfare with the
board of directors, and has been tempo
rarily worsted.
The parties behind this present and im
minent fight made their first proposals
to Mrs. Stetson. She was wanted as the
leader of those who would attack the
board of directors, but shf absolutely re
fused to ally herself in any way with the
movement.
But Mrs. Stetson is ready to take the
spiritual leadership of a reorganized
Christian Soience Church, and she feels
fully qualified to do so. believing as she
does that since the death of Mrs. Eddy
she is herself the most advanced "divine
metaphysician" now living.
Friends and enemies of Mrs. Stetson
in this city were in agreement yesterday
en the one point of admission, that she
has consistently refused to take a posi
tion that could be construed as rebellion
against, the dictates of the Mother
Church.
Silent on All but Two Points.
In fact, through all her troubles with
the governing powers of the faith in
Boßton there have been only two points
on which Mri. StetHon would consent to
be quoted Ui opposition. These were
when her loyalty to Mrs. Eddy was
questioned and when her understanding
of Christian Science, or, as she herself
calls It, "divine metaphysics," was belit
tled or misinterpreted.
It was only after Mrs. Eddy's death
that Mrs. Stetson explained, even to her
own close adherents, the reason why the
founder of the faith, to whom she had
been closely attached for more than a
score of years, permitted the board of
directors to chastise her with the lash of
excommunication.
Her explanation of it was that Mrs.
Eddy allowed the board to proceed with
the sole idea of putting Mrs. Stetsons
faith to the test. Long before the sum
mer of 1909. when Mrs. Stetson's open
troubles with the board began, Mrs.
Eddy had both told her by word of
mouth and written to her. saying that
she (Mrs. Stetson) had -demonstrated
her Christian Science"; but in that year
Mrs. Eddy, it was said, told Mrs. Stet
son that there remained one trial for
her. a supreme trial of her faith. That
trial came with the beginning of the
fight against her by the board, and Mrs.
Stetson's present position, her friends
said for her, was that she could not
rebel against this board, even thougli
Mrs Eddy has "passed on." because to
uO so would be in a measure to recog
nize wrong.
To her l<-\al adherents Mrs. fctetaon
has said, since Mrs. Eddy's death, that
the Christian Science board of directors
has and can have no spiritual power in
the Church that Mrs. Eddy built up
She admitted their business genius and
their ability to control and manage, from
a material standpoint, the mechanism
of Mrs. Edd-y's organization, but insisted
that they had never been trained in
•divine metaphysics" to a degree suffi
cient to give them any claim as the
epiritual interpreters of Mrs. Eddy's cult.
Without that training Mrs. Stetson be
lieved that they could not but fail, and
she told her friends that she would heed
a call to rehabilitate and further spread
Mrs. Eddys doctrines only if it cams
from a united Church.
In Christian Science words, Mrs. Stet
son believes that -they are in error, and
being thus they cannot prevail."
Personally, Mrs. Stetson's only inter
est in Mrs. Eddy's will was the bequtst
of the diamond crown, and in answer to
inquiries yesterday, it was said for her:
"It i 8 immaterial to Mis. Stetson whether
she gets the crown or not. ae sh« is
satisfied with the provision in the will
which showed that Mrs. Eddy be
queathed it fee her."
The Diamond Crown a Symbol.
Her friends were eager to deny the
imputation, fostered by her opponents.
that Mrs. Eddy in bequeathing her the
diamond crown was in a measure throw
ing back a gift.
"On the contrary." said one of them
yesterday, "Mrs. Eddy was returning a
gift which carried with it not only the
preclousness of a long use by herself, but
the significance of a symbol. It was a
crown, and Mrs. Eddy by her bequest
was crowning the work of Mrs. Stetson
and rewarding her for having stood the 1
trial that was imposed upon her."
Other matter pointing to the explana
tion that It was by design rather than
accident that Mrs. Eddy left her board
of directors apparently so hampered and
so open to attack was offered by the de
fenders of Mrs. Stetson's doctrine that
the founder of tlv 1 cult believed the ma-
Continued on iccor.d i>mt<t
MRS. AUGUSTA E. STETSON.
V ho is reaay to take up the leadership of the Christian science Church.
(Photograph by Davis & Sanford. )
LONE MAN HOLDS UP
A PASSENGER TRAIN
Takes Money and Watches from
More than a Hundred
Persons.
ONE WHO RESISTED SHOT
After Robbing Every One, In
cluding the Conductor, He
Drops Off Train and
Disappears.
Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 25. — A bandit
celebrated Christmas to-night by gvims
through a. Missouri Pacific Railroad train
and holding up more than one hundred
passengers, from v horn he took money
and watches.
The man boarded the train, which was
bound from St. Joseph to St. Louis, at
Lc-avemvorth Junction, in the outskirts
of Leaven worth, Kan., and left it at
Northwestern Junction, in Kansas City,
Kan., after getting a large amount of
money and valuables and shooting one
man who attempted to resist him.
As tho train pulled out of Leaven
worth Junction the robber opened the
rear door of the Pullman car and con
fronted the crew and passengers with
a revolver. Then he robbed them one
by one. Cautioning the conductor and
porter to keep still, he went through the
car. taking up a collection of watches
and wallets. Finishing with the Pull
man, he continued through the chair
cars and the smoking car, until he had
heid up every passenger.
The train was in charge of Conductor
May. who, with his brakeman and por
ter, was forced to put up his hands and
give up his money.
J{y the time the man had nnished his
A><rk the train h;ul reached Northwest
ern Junction. There the robber dropped
fiom the steps of the smoking car and
disappeared. It took the man about
twenty-five minutes to do the job.
The Kansas City (Kan.} police weni
called when the train reached the city
station, and detectives were sent to
Northwestern Junction to search for the
bandit.
The railroad officials say the man who
was shot was not seriously injured. It
is not known how much money the ban
dit got.
MAN MYSTERIOUSLY KILLED
Found Dying Near House Where
He Was Guest at Party.
An hour after Alfred Keller, eighteen
years old. an electrician, of No. 03'J East
140 th street, had entered the home of
Martin J. Delaney. at No. 603 Robbins
avenue. The Bronx, last night, as a
gu^st at the birthday party of Miss
Mamie Delaney, he wma discovered in a
dying condition in an area way directly
under one of the Delaney apartment
windows. He died while being removed
to Lebanon Hospital, and half an hour
afterward Lelaney, the father of Miss
Mamie Delaney. and three of the birth
day party guests were arrested and held
as witnesses.
According to the police, a wound on
Keller's head looked as if it had been
caused by a terrific blow. They also say
the window in the' Delaney apartment,
under which the young electrician was
found, was closed and locked when they
examined 'it. and that members of the
Dvlanev household asserted it had been
so closed and locked during the day.
The detectives further assert that
Keller was. an admirer of Miss Alice
Dclaney, the seventeen-year-old sister of
Miss Mamie Delaney. Mrs. Mary Kel
ler, according to the police, declared her
belief thut her son had been murdered.
It is alleged that Keller was under the
influence of drink when he arrived at the
Delaney home and used profane lan
guage in the presence* of tin- daughters
of Delaney. He was finally persuaded
to enter a bedroom and lie don n. It
was later that he was found unconscious
in tho'areaway.
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FOR MAYFLOWER MEMORIAL
Committee Formed to Mark the
Spot Whence Ship Sailed.
[By Cable to Tbe Tribune. 1
London. Deo. 25- — At a meeting held
at Southampton a committee was form
ed to erect a memorial on the spot
whence the Mayflower sailed for Amer
ica in 16*J0.
Professor Hearnshaw reported that
branches of various American patriotic
societies were contributing panela, such
as the Descendants of the Mayflower,
the Daughters of the Revolution. th-»
Founders of America, and the Sons of
St. George.
Mr. Oakiey. the honorable treasurer.
reported a further list of subscriptions
received from the United States and
England, and the honorable secretaries
are anxious to hear from the descendants
of the Pilgrim Fathers at present resid
ing in England.
BLAMES AOWCIE J)F DOCTOR
Man O^-der _d to Tal:e Stimulant
Winds Up in Night Court.
Blaming the prescription Of a uhy?'
cian to use a stimulant, Carlo Testa, who
gave his address as No. 118 MardougaJ
street and his occupation as a real es
tate dealer, was s^nt to the workhouse
for six months in the night court by
Magistrate Freschi last evening.
According to his wife, he was a model
husband up to two weeks ago. She said
he fell ill and the family doctor advised
him to take a stimulant in the form of
good wine, whereupon he bought a larg^
barrel of good sherry, and in the euuiaa
of two weeks, she added, he drank every
drop of it and became practically a rav
ing maniac. .^he charged him with
threatening to kill her with a poker yes
terday morning.
Testa pleaded that the doctor sai<i he
needed a Btimuiant. Magistrate Fresi hi
advised him to change physicians after
completing his term on the island, where
plain food and plenty of outdoor exer
cise, he said, probably would cure him
of his complaint by that time, anyway.
DEER THRIVES ON WHISKEY
Relapse Follows Attempt to Re
duce Allowance.
.South Orange, N. J.. Dec. 25 (Special).
— Upon the shoulders of Dr. W. Reid
Blair, veterinarian and pathologist at
the New York Zoological Park, the Park
Commission attaches of Essex County
are laying the burden of having Mil
toper out of one of the deer in th»> South
Mountain reservation. The animal was
found a few days ago in bad shape in
the wood* having apparently been
gored, for it had two wounds in the
shoulder.
The first treatment Included ■ tonic of
herbs and carrots, but - the stimulant
did not seem sufficient, and Dr. Blair
then suggested whiskey and water. The
deer took to the drink kindly, and its
appetite for red liquor developed by
leaps and bounds. It thrived under the
treatment and was soon able to frisk
about the paddock, but a reduction in
the allowance of the intoxicant was fol
lowed by a most alarming relapse. So
far from being able to cut down th-»
allowance gradually, the. attendants
were obliged to increase it.
CHOSE TO DIE ON CHRISTMAS
Prominent Boston Physician
True to Cynical Philosophy.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 "
Boston. Dee. 123.— Carrying out his
cynical philosophy to the end. Dr. Albert
R'-eil. r, a prominent Back Bay physi
cian, planned his death so that his body
was found early this Christmas morning.
Dr. Keeder, who was fifty-five years
old, was one of the best known physi
cians in the city. He and his wife did
not live together, and of late years th.
physician had grown morose and cynical.
He appeared to be- greatly offended at
any one laughing or enjoying themselves
near him. and is said to have declared
that the most appropriate time for death
was when there was the greatest happi
ness. •
Dr. Reeder made careful arrangements
for his own death, which was by gas.
Word was left for his houseKeeper to call
him late in the morning. - It was she who
found his' dead body.
GAMBLERS WAR WIH
DYNAMITE, POLICE SAY
Two Bomb Exphsions Frighten
Harlem Merrymakers and
Do Much Damage.
THOUSANDS JAM STREETS
Women Faint at Dance and
Small Panic Occurs Despite #
Recent Driscoll Raid, Gam- ;.J
- biers "Know of No Tend."
. Two explosions of dynamite bomb*
within five minutes of each other early
yesterday morning caused much excite
ment in Harlem and did- several thou
sand dollars damage. The first bomb
went off in the areaway 'if a four story
brick building at No. 106 West 11**'*
street. Before the neighborhood had re
covered from the shock another boml>
exploded in raft vestibule «i a building
at Nos. 230 and 235, a block away. In
spector Hussey and Captain Farret said
they believed the explosions were the re
sult of a feud that nd long existed
among Harlem garni/.- -.
The building at No. .;.-; was unoccu
pied, but the police ■ ■''.<! it was beiror i
fitted up as a social v.iu!> and billiard
parlor. In the building "here the sec
ond explosion occurred is the billiard
parlor of James McDonough. but lie in
sured Inspector Hussey and Captain
Farrell hi knew of absolutely in' reason
why any ono should seek to destroy hi*
place, and said he knew el M feud j
among ti. gamblers.
The DriscoM Raids Recalled.

Some time ago Deputy Commissioner
Clemen J. Driscoll. with Detectives',
Cody and Murphy raided the Cornwelt j
Club, in "West 116 th street, without *
warrant. On the same floor was tha ,
Lusitania pool parlor. Not long after ■
this raid .. Commissioner Driscoll an- ;
nounced that the Harlem gamblers had !
raised a fund of $15,000 for the purpoea i
cf killing him.
At No. 104 "West 116 th street, next
door to the scene of the first explosion.
is the New Corn well Club, which took:
possession recently. It was crowded
with men at 2:40 o'clock yesterday
morning, when the first bomb went, off.
There was the wildest scramble when
the building shook and panes or glas*
blew out.
On the top floor of No. 102, in th*.
Lenox Dancing: Academy, there was a
Christma3 dance of the Millner Work
ing League, and the several; hundred
merrymakers, more' than half of them
young women, were thrown into a panic j
Seteral of the. women fainted. Moat of
the others .made a be/3 line for the door.;
Til©- orchestra continued playing"* Tire—;
ly dance air, but that didn't help f
allaying the. j fears <> re dancers, an* j
w}r*"i;* -- few moments ' the bar." was
emptied. . ' 1~ . -' ' » ■ * - : • . ;
Patrons of the New Harlem CasiEt» :
restaurant, at No. 105, fled to the street
in the wildest alarm, and .-- tenants
of the Graham Court apartments, down,
the street from the building where th» :
bomb exploded, tumbled out of bed, but
their fears were quieted by the tele
phone operator. Soon after the detona* 1
tion th<: street was jammed with thou
sands of people.
The bomb that exploded at No. I*>>;
tore a hole In the concrete floor of th*;
areaway three feet in diameter, shat
tered every window in the building an»l
blew out panes of glass in nearby houses, j
Incident of the Black Taxicab.
Patrolmen Gustav Thomson am! Joseph;
Roche ik-. of the Weal ISM str^t sta-'
tion, said that shortly before the ex-!
plosion a black taxicab. ivith a mail;
hanging out of the window and talking j
excitedly to the chauffeur, weal whiz-,
zing west in tMttl street at UlllSa
speed.
.For a moment after the explosion r t]h»j
patrolmen were bewildered. Then they
sent in a call tor the reserve, and in;
a few moments Inspector Hussey and!
Captain Farrell wen- on. the scene.
The second bomb exploded b? tore -*>* :
reserves arrived. Jbioth the inner an*t|
outer doors of the building at Nos. 'J3t»
and '-'-'>S were blown off their hinge*, part'
of the office of the International Corre
spondence School. "»i the rirst floor, uaij
wrecked, ami at Itast . .■>.'..«««. damage'
done to the Crescent .Storage. Van tad
Express Company, in the rear. Kay V.
Little, the proprietor, in estimating ».h«»
damage to his place at that figure, j>ai«t
several thousand dollars' worth of bric
a-brac stored there had been destroyed.,
In the front office furnishing;* wer*
knocked over, pictures were torn from
the wails, ami part of the c*.i'ina ao*'
down. . , • '
The fifty or more men in MeDon6ugh*s
peel parlor, on the floor above, wer»
wondering what caused the first de
tonation, when the second, bomb sen*
them running belter skelter.
Inspector Hussey and Captain Farrell!
straightway got busy to ascertain. If
possible, who set off the bombs. All th*»
mm known to them as gamblers whom,
they questioned professed the profound-*
est ignorance. The police said it waa
... than likely that the bombs were
meant lav the men who Informed Com"
missioner Magal of the threat to kill
him.
SLENDER HOPE FOR GRACE
Pilot Reports Seeing Wreckage
Resembling Parts of Aeroplane.
London." Dec. 23. — Many North Se*
trawlers are home for Christmas, but
none of them brought news of Cecil *?.
Grace, the young aviator who disap
peared oh Thursday while attempting a.
return flight across the English Chan
nel from Calais to Dover. The mission
of the tugs sent out to scour the water*
along the coast has been equally fruity
less and there la only a slender hop»
that Grace is yet alive.
The only indication of his probabl*
fate Is the report of a Flushing pilot;
who arrived at Ostend on Saturday. Ha
stated that. he passed wreckage of spars
and wires resembling portions of. an
aeroplane.
Grace's relatives, however, have not
abandoned hope and they are continuing
the search with undlminishetl eJCort

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