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Vol. LXXVm No. 26,281
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1918
Fair to-day and to-morrow; ron tinned
? cool ; gentle west to north?
lu Greater New York end I THREE CENTS
?within commuting: distance ? Elsewhere
75 Dead, 100 Hurt in Brighton "I? Wreck
Coney Train, With
Crushed in Tunnel
Heavily Loaded, Speeding Cars Jump Switch in
Cut on Brighton Line Near Lincoln
Road and Dash Their Human
Freight to Death
Men and Women Fight for Lives
As Debris Catches Fire and Burns
All Officials of the B. R, T. Have Been Ordered
Arrested as Police Search for the Miss?
ing Motorman?Hard to
\ Identify Dead
Seventy-five persons were killed [
and hundreds injured last night
when a Brighton Beach train,!
crammed to the buffers and in :
charge, it is said, of an inexperi- j
enced motorman, jumped a switch j
in ;i tunnel near Lincoln Road sta- j
tion, Brooklyn, and battered itself
into fragments against the sides of ?
the tunnel. i
The tunnel was a mass of wreck- !
age, in which many of the injured
scrambled feebly to release them- !
selves, while others lay motionless.
The wreckage caught fire, filling the
place with smoke. Rescuers clam?
bered down the walls of the cut at
either end of the tunnel and fought
feverishly to release the living and
the bodies of the dead.
Their task and that of police re-,
serves summoned to keep the crowds j
in check was complicated by hun-1
dreds of women, mad with anxiety ?
for husbands or other relatives who ]
had not returned at the usual hour;
from Manhattan. The women fought
with each other and with the police
to reach the sides of those who.
were currying up bodies in gunny-1
sacks, and strove to rip open each'
sack to see whether they recognized
the body within.
Fifty-Jive Bodies in Morgue
At 9 o'clock fifty-five bodies had
been counted at the morgue of the
Kings County Hospital, where all of ;
them were taken.
The train, bound for Coney Isl-I
and, left Brooklyn Bridge at 6:18. j
It was so crowded that Fireman
James Monalian, of Hook and Lad?
der 17, une of the last to get
aboard, found it impossible to
squeeze his way through any of the
Kates and clambered over the chains
across the back platform, where he
wedged himself into a group of
Until it reached the turn from
Fulton Street into Franklin Ave?
nue, the train proceeded sedately
enough and with no evidence that
the ;:iotonnen's strike had caused a
green man to be put at the con?
troller. At Franklin Avenue, where
the Brighton trains swerve to the
south, the train kept straigt on east
"lota: Fulton Street and until pas?
sengers had called the attention of
the motorman, was heading at its
former pace ^straight for Lefferts
Take? Train Back
Then ho backed his train past
the switch into tho turn, took it
and went on in the proper direction.
Shortly before the turn, the
Brighton tracks descend into an
?Pen cut, occasionally bridged over
at street crossings and sometimes
broken by tunnels.
It was in one of the latter, a bore
about ?200 feet long, with a curve
"? the tracks, .that the passengers
*&am noticed that the motonnan
scempd to be having trouble. The
train was hitting a fast pace?forty
toiles an hour gome of the passen?
gers uaid?and there was no reduc
Pn in its speed as it approached
When it reached the curve the entire
?x-tar train ?hot straight ahead, Icav
>?K the curving raiU altogether and
?on;; Itself i rom wide t0 dde, individ
"?! cer? bucking mid canting. The
?r?t ear e?caped aimoxt un?cothed. The
*cor.<j C)lr w? broken in two. The
jnird .?.,) fourth wcrc Bnj88hea to
?"idling wood. The lagt two car? wcrc
**>? little damaged.
Tk* Police thrust ?addore into the
cut and began the work of rescue im- I
mediately. Members of the Public
Service Commission and Bird S. Coler,
Commissioner of the Department of
Public Charities, were on the scene
quickly, and Commissioner Coler sum?
moned every ambulance in Brooklyn i
and Queens and all those that could ]
be spared from Manhattan hospitals, j
District Attorney Harry E. Lewis, of
Kings; County, one of the first officials
to reach the scene after the accident,
made this statement:
"There is no doubt but that the
motorman of the south bound leading
train was going at a high rate of
sneed when he made tho turn into the
new tunnel. The front car jumped the
track and buckled. The train follow
ing ran into tho stalled train.
To Arrest Officials
"All of th officials of the ?B. l?. T., I
a id every pi rson conected in*any way
\ ith the ac ?ident have been ordered :
placed nude ' arrest.
"The officials of the company "have '
not yet made known the name of the
motorman and who was operating tho
train. They are withholding that in?
formation, at le?st they have failed to
make the name known."
In the confusion and panic there
was no thought for some time of the
man who hud been at 'the controller
when the wreck came. When search
for him was made at the scene of the
accident he was not to be found, al- ,
though the car in which he had been ]
seated was practically intact.
At first it was reported that *two
trains had been in collision and the
mass of d?bris which was heaped up
in the tunnel gave color to this re?
port, as it seemed impossible that it
all could have? resulted from smashing
one six-car train.
Train Was Imaginary7
This opinion was held by many of
! the passengers who helped to spread
the story of a collision after they had
I reached safety. Fireman Monahan, a
man whose nerves are not easily
; shaken, was sure that from his perch
; en the rear platform he had heard tho
approach of another train just before
tho crash and left the scene convinced
i that he had been in a collision.
There was a general rush to get off
; the platform, Monahan said, in the be?
lief that another train was on the point
of crashing into theirs, an dsoine of the
men shouted that they, saw the train
coming. Monahan, who was jammed
against the chains at tho extreme rear
of the platform, seized the gate levers
and opened both gates.
Saves Two Women
: Then he grabbed two young women
i who were standing near him and, lift
, ing them bodily over the heads of the
i others on the platform, flung them
i override to the roadbed. Others began
to jump through the gates he had
i opened, and, seeing that the platform
soon would be clear, he jumped to
Finns Grant Amnesty
To 10,000 Revolutionists
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 1.?The Finnish
Administrator on Thursday announced
officially tho granting of amnesty to
about ten thousand revolutionaries, ac?
cording to advices received here from
Eielsingfor?. A" persons sentenced to
i four years' imprisonment or less will
j be released.
Mother Slays Seven Sons
HAVANA, Nov. 1. ?Grieving over the
' death of her husband, who had died of
influenza, Mrs. ('armen Lavera, aged
thirty-four, near Cnmuguey, yesterday
killed her seven young sons. She then
placed the livetitock of the farm in a
hut und, after setting it afire, leaped
into the flames. She was rescued in a
serious condition by ?oldier?.
List of the Dead
In Wreck on "L
The Snyder Avenue police station
reported the following aa identified
among the viatims of the Brighton
Beach "L" wreck;
VENZA, JOHN A., 497 Gravceend
POLZE, GERARD, 2439 Eastern Park?
LOMBARD, HENRY, 2274 Seventy
PAYNE, RAYMOND, 1212 Avenue H. ?
PIERCE, WALTER T., 214 Homecrest
List of Injured
LERNER, MATILDA, 1114 East Sev- I
EVANS, KIRK, 674 WeBt 175th
HORNE, GEORGE, 2103 East Sev- ;
MARTENSE, GARRY, 1501 Avenue
MULE, ERNEST, 2121 East Thir- '
CONRAD, HERBERT, 231 Leffcrts !
D URSE;, ACTON, 102 Norman Ave
LEE, HENRY A., 97.1 Utica Avenue.
BOTCHICHO, LEWIS, 354 Prospect
MULLER, WILLIAM, 568 East Fif?
BORDER, Miss-, 1505 Neck
McDONALD, MATILDA, 2527 East
IRWIN, IRENE, 129 Lefferts Avenue.
COLUMBIA, ROSE, 1935 East Ninth
SCOTTI, THE REV. JAMES, 725
WEINBURG, MORRIS, 92 Wester- -
JUTE. FRANK. 643 Eastern Parkway.
SMITH, JAMES W., 253 East Fifth.
BUSS?, FRANK, 402 Ocean Avenue. ,
CARTHILE, JOSEPH, 1069 Thirty- ;
(L?U ike Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. ?Democrat-j
ic and Republican Senators continued
their parliamentary contest to-day, the |
absence of a quorum of tlte Senate ]
again enifbli-;;," the Democrats to -yea- j
vent reopei: ng of political and peace J
debate, and Republicans to block a
reces 5 over the ?lections.
Ow tures for a recess until Monday
were rejected by the Republicans,
compelling adjournment until to-niur-i
A message from President Wilson, :
opposing the reelection of Senator
Fall, of New Mexico, Republican, and j
Senator Fall's reply, were read into
the record by Senator Smoot, of Utah,
acting minority leader. Replying to a
message from the Socialist candidate I
in New Mexico, inquiring whether he !
gave his approval of Senator Fall's \
candidacy. President Wilson said Mr. I
Fall "has given such repeated evidence [
of his entire, hostility to this Admin- |
istration that I would he ignoring his
wholo course of action i? 1 did"
Then Maybe We Might Believe Them
U Karl Out;
ke 12 Towns
In Advance Mof
4 Miles Take
Bois des Loges, North
of Verdun, Cleared
of Enemy in Ter?
The American First Army drove
forward four miles yesterday in a
new attack on a fifteen-mile front
west of the Meuse. They captured
twelve villages and more than
3,000 prisoners. At the same time
the French on the left of the
Americans attacked on a six-mile
Striking on the critical sector of the
enemy'? line northwest, ?# Verdun
Pershingps men fought their way
through the Aiilages of Imecourt,
Bayonville and Andevanne and
cleared the Bois des Loges. Every?
where the foe's resistance was
Gouraud's French Fourth Army,
with American tmits, attacked on
a six-mile front on Pershing's left
above Vouziers, driving the enemy
further back from the line of the
In Flanders the British swept the
enemy back at two point.; on the
Continued on page three
Emperor Karl and Archduke Flee
As New Republic Is Proclaimed
LONDON, Nov. 1.?After the proclamation of a republic in Buda?
pest Archduke Joseph, the representative of the Emperor, left
the city, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zurich.
Emperor Charles, the dispateh adds, before leaving Vienna, per?
sonally gave orders that all conflict with the population be avoided.
He instructed the authorities to yield without resistance to the new
On the other hand a Basle dispatch says to-day's Vienna news-.
papers deny that Emperor Charles has ieft the capital. The imperial
couple are still in Vienna, it is declared.
I Representatives at Ver?
sailles Deal Only With
PARIS, Nov. 1?-(B The Associated
i Press).?The armistice terms to be
! submitted to Germany will be confined
I .strictly to military requirements, es
1 copt that it will be brought out clearly
that they are conditioned generally
upon President Wilson's principles,
with some definitoness.
To-day's deliberations in connection
with the armistice proposition were
partieipated in by Belgian and Japa?
nese representatives, the day's meeting
having to do with Germany. When
Austrian affairs were discussed yester
Continucd on )iext page
I Strip Turkey
! Of All Power
? Sultan Surrenders Navai
? and Merchant Ships, Ports
LONDON", Nov. ,?By The Associ?
ated Press).?The terms of the armis?
tice granted by the Allied powers tc
First?-The opening of the Dardu
nelles and the Bosporus and access tc
the Black Sea. A 'lied occupation oi
the Dardanelles a; J Bosporus forts.
Second?The po.-itions of all min;
fields, torpedo tubes and other obstrue
j tions in Turkish waters are to be in
; dicated, and assistance given to sweet
i or remove them, as may be required.
Third?All available informatioi
concerning mines in the Black Sea i
J to be communicated.
Fourth?All Allied prisoners 01' iva
I and Armenian interned persons, an.
; prisoners are to bo collected in Con
? stantinople and handed over' uncondi
j tionally to the Allies.
Fifth? Immedittto demobilization o
; the Turkish army, except such troop
?as arc required for surveillance on th
i frontiers and for the maintenance o
! internal order, the number of effective
?and their disposition to.be determine
?later by the Allies after consultatio
'with the Turkish government.
Warships Given Up
Sixth?The surrender of all war vee
; sels in Turkish waters or waters occu
j pied by Turkey. These ships will b
! interned in such Turkish port or port
i. as may be directed, except such smal
vessels as are required for police an
? similar purposes in Turkish territorio
i Seventh?The Allies to have th
I right to occupy any strategic points :
| the event of any situation arisin
: which threatens the security of the A
Eighth?Free use by Allied ships c
| all ports and anchorages now in Turi
j ish occupation and denial of their u?
I by the enemy. Similar conditions ai
j to apply to Turkish mercantile shi]
! ping in Turkish waters for the pu
i posea of trade and the demobilizatk
| of the army.
Eleventh?A part of Trtnscau.cas
already has been ordered to be* evac
? ated by Turkish troops. The reniai
! der to be evacuated if required by ti
? Allies after they have studied the si
Twelfth ? Wireless, telegraph ai
| cable stations to be controlled by t
i Allies, Turkish government messag
' to be excepted.
Protects War Materia!
; Thirteenth?Prohibition against t
! destruction of any naval, military
? commercial material.
Fourteenth ? Facilities are to
| given for the purchase of coa!, fi
I and naval material from Turki
sources, after the requirements of t
i country have been met. None of t
i above materials are to be exported.
Sixteenth?The surrender of all gi
risona at Hedjaz, Assik, Yemen, Fy
and Mesopotamia to the nearest All'
commander, and withdrawal of
Turkish troops from Cilici, exo
Continued on page three
WiU Be Asked
To Quit Throne
Vice-Chancellor on Way to Army Headquarters
to Present Abdication Proposal to Em?
peror William for His Signature
?Charles Leaves Vienna
Revolutionists Rule in Bohemia,
Hungary and German Austria
Croats Declare Fiume Part of Italy as Austrian
Adriatic Fleet Is Given Over to Southern
Slavs?Germans in Bohemia
Austria-Hungary has broken up into a group of indepen?
dent states, some of a strongly Socialistic nature.
Vice-Chancellor Delbrueck is ?aid to be taking a document
for the abdication of the German Emperor to Gorman Army
Headquarters. The report the Kaiser already has abdicated is
The National Assembly in Vienna has adopted a constitu?
tion for German Austria "in which no place is left for the
crown." Those expected to head the new government are most?
ly Socialists. Part of the people of Austria and German Bo?
hemia are attempting to attach their districts to Germany.
Count Michael Karolyi announces that the Hungarian Na?
tional Council has taken over the government of Hungary.
Germany Recognizes Czecho-Slovaks
Germany has recognized the new Czecho-Slovak govern?
ment in Prague. Railroad cars in Bohemia have been labelled
''Free Czechish Socialist Republic."
Trains carrying food to Austria and Germany from Bo?
hemia are being stopped and German soldiers in Bohemia are
The Croats, who have taken control of Fiume, declare their
union with Italy.
The old imperial government, or what is left of it, is doing
everything possible to assist the disintegration. Army officers
have been ordered to obey the new national governments of
their own races. The Adriatic lleet has been turned over to the
Southern Slavs and the Danube flotilla to Hungary.
Emperor Charles Quits Vienna
Emperor Charles, left without a crown, is reported in some
accounts to have left Vienna.
Count Tisza, the chief reactionary of Austria and one of
the principal agents in bringing on the war. has been shot dead
on the street by a soldier.
Almost all information on conditions within Austria and
Germany comes from Vienna and Berlin newspapers. Com?
pared with Austria, little is known of what is happening in
Hapsburgs Eliminated by Assembly
Which Takes Over Rule of Austria
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 1 (By The ;
Associated Press).?A dispatch from
Vienna printed in the "Tageblatt"
of Berlin say.-,:
"The National Assembly met at!
3 o'clock in the afternoon. A vast
crowd had gathered before the Diet
and frantically cheered the red flag
which was displayed by laborers
from the suburbs of Vienna.
"Socialist members of the Diet
were cheered when they addressed
the crowd in favor of a republic.
"Mayor Weisskirchncr tried vain?
ly to get a hearing but he was
greeted with hisses.
"Meanwhile the National Assem?
bly had accepted a constitution in <
which no place was left lor the
Crown. The National Assembly has
the legislative power, while the
State Council ur-d the state govern?
ment share the executive power. It
i was planned to name a new govern
cent Wednesday night."
"Victor Ad?er. a Socialist leader,
is the probable choice for State Seci
retary for Foreign Affaire. Tha
Socialist Leuter is the most promt?
nent candidate for Secretary of
War. while the Progressive, Ofner,
is mentioned for Minister of Justice.
"At 8 o'clock in the evening a
deputation of officers and soldier:',
".???ited the National Council and de?
manded the formation of ;i -soldiers*