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Was No Accident
?-?y-estigation Eliminates Li
tenure! Wagons of Two
Concerns, Only Ones With
Right to Haul Dynamite
fa investigation into ?11 deliveries
gf dynamite mad* here recently was
?????i immediately after the explosion
ygjderdty by the Bureau of Fire Pre
WBtion of the Fire Department.
Twenty inspectora were detailed to
$e work of checking- up deliveries and
?? aovements of dynamite wagons
ggder Tr. William F. Doyle, chief of
?e bureau, and John F. Dixon, chief
?pgptetor of combustibles.
Tie inquiry resulted in eliminating
He E. I. du Pont de Nemours Corn
pay's truck from any possible respon?
sibility for the explosion. At the same
tin? the only other legitimate dealer
licensed to deliver the explosive was
It resulted also in the statement
being made that it was unlikely that
? -mrreptitious shiftment or delivery
?as the cause, as this practice does not
ahtaia, owing to the stringency of the
leenlstions governing the handling of
Explosives Tracks Bonded
The Dupont Company is licensed
(Bd bonded to deliver dynamite with
an electric truck.. This was in its
garas? at the time of the explosion
tad had not made a delivery below
Sixteenth Street yesterday, according
to both officials of the company and
the word of inspectora The vehicle
?sich may have contained the ex
ytMJve and was destroyed was horse
The only one other dealer in dyna?
mite who also is licensed to sell and
deliver the explosive in New York City
is Carl H. Dittmar, of 10? West 130th
Street He operates two horse-drawn
vehicles. Neither of these had been
below Forty-eighth Street during the
day, inspectors were told.
The Du Pont Company has two trucks,
but only one is operated at a time,
as only one is bonded. The other is
kept for emergency reasons and is out
of commission at present, it was said
at the company's office in the Equitable
C. ?. Moore, an official of the com
fiany, said the truck had made no de
iveries below Sixteenth Street during
'the day and was in its garage at the
time of the blast.
Chief Inspector Dixon said it was
unlikely that the explosion ?ould have
been caused by a surreptitious ship?
ment of dynamite, as contractors must
make a sworn statement daily of the
amount on hand. Each stick of dy?
namite is numbered and the magazines
are inspected daily.
Check Kept on Explosive?
All blasting is done by licensed men
and a check in kept upon the ex?
plosives. There is no such thing as
an attempt to evade the laws gov?
erning their sale and delivery, accord?
ing to Dixon. V
I . Dixon, who is the Fire Department
I expert on explosives, said that if all
| of the experts in the country were
| brought here, in his opinion, not even
three of them would be able to agree
as to the form of explosive used an,d
"I do not think it was an accident,"
he said, after his inspection of the
The bureau turned over window sash
weights and other pieces of metal
found to the Police Department.
$1,000 New York Gift Handed
To Italian Quake Sufferers
ROME, Sept 16.?-Robert Underwood
Johnson, the American Ambassador,
called on Foreign Minister Sforsza to?
day and expressed deeP *e?r?t in the
name of the American government for
the earthquake disaster, with its heavy
loss of property and life, which had
befallen Italy. The ambassador turned
over to the minister a gift of $1,000
sent by a private individual of New
York City as a contribution toward th?
relief of the sufferers.
Count Sforza thanked the ambassa?
dor warmly for his visit, and expressed
the appreciation of the Italian govern?
ment for the sympathy and interest o?
the American nation.
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