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right to make n personal investigation of the explosion. Charles D.
Newton. State Attorney General, is expected to-day for the same purpose.
Except for the temporary windows of muslin stretch?ed across the
yawning apertures in the Morgan Building and the scaffolding in the
tanking house, where workmen .stood repairing damage to the glass dome,
the famous little building at Broad and Wall streets gave small indication
if Thursday's tragedy, the daily routine going forward as usual. Quite
tintuspected by the curious throngs that passed and repassed, however,
the building was under strong guard, private detectives being posted all
Losses in securities due to the explosion were estimated yesteiday
at $-100,000, more than half of which have been recovered, however, 80m*
of them charred and hearing brownish stains which show that messengers
clung to them even in death.
Experts Sift Debris for
Evidence of Infernal Machine
All resources of Police Headquarters '
were concentra t?d yesterday upon the
work of reconstructing the aged wagon
that carried death and destruction to
Wall Street Thursday.
Blacksmiths, wagon manufacturers,
harnessmakers, livery stable proprie
'ors and army ordnance men spent
hours of careful study in assembling
'.hi' fragments of the charred vehicle in
an effort, to trace its history.
These remnants rescued from the
wreck of the city's ir .t disastrous
i-.:vo now loom un as che most impor?
tant clow and may lea<j directly to the
men who planned the explosion. The
importance of the task was impressed
upon the experts by police officials in
charge of the investigation, hpaded by
(. iiief Inspector William J. Lahey.
With painstaking care the experts
?vent about their work in the same
-vanner that scientists "restore" the
contour of a prehistoric dinosaur from
tiio few bones discovered in antedi?
luvian soil. In this manner they suc?
ceeded in producing a complete descrip?
tion of the wagon, and every effort is
now being made to trace the point
from which it wa.s ?ent on its death
Description of Death Wagon
lu the officia! report drawn up from
the findings of the experts, the wagon
is described as follov.-s:
"It was a sing!? top delivery wagon
of one or one and a half tons capacity,
about ten to fifteen years old. and what
is known in ti.e trade as a 'butter and
reir wagon.' The running gear was
painted red, and the spokes of the
wheels were striped with black, and
very line white border lines.
"it had six-platform springs, with
from six to seven leaves to each spring,
The front axle was one and five-eighths
inches wide, with four feet between the
collars. The front wheels were three
feet in diameter, and the rear wheel.?
fear feet two inches in diameter. Thej
were Sarvent patent wheels.
"The body was fifty-six inches high
and fifty-three inches wide, the wheel!
projecting outside the body. There was
nn eighteen-inch tailboard. The shafts
wore temporary affairs that had beer
installed for a single horse. The wagoi
w-\- originally built with a single shaf
for two horse.-.. The shafts were nar
rower than the original shaft. Thi
was shown by the fact that the sockc
for the shaft was three inches wide
while the shafts on the wagon at th
time of the explosion were only tw
inches wide. The shafts wore fastene
on to the wagon by a six-inch bolt."
Exports' Report on Horse
The same care that was exercised i:
reconstructing the wagon also was be
8-i wed upon the body of the horse tha
pulled the wagon to the scene of th
explosion. The experts who examine,
it gave the following description i:
"TJie horse was twenty year- ole
about l?Vj hands high. It was a dar
1 iy and had been recently clipped. Th
two hind .'? <n had been reshod withi
the twenty-four hours prior to the es
p odion. The marks on the new sho?
<?? ? ?? "J. I'..' signif ing journeymen
ani?n, and indicating that they ha
been placed on the horse by a unio
blacksmith. The two front hoofs boi
very old shoes that were not of unio
make. There \v<;s no stamping on th
ho?if, no brand on the horse, tier art
other identifying marks."
Armed with these descriptions Chi?
In.-pector Lahey ??'.strutted his l.ien :
make a complete canvass 0f eve-y li
et: stable and blacksmith shon in tl
city to ascertain the ownership of tl
horse and wagon. An appeal also wi
:? ?!.: out asking whether any livei
stable had hired out a horse and wage
that had not returned.
Sweepings of Street Sifted
ln_ addition to th..- horse and wag?
special attention was ^iven to the Ian
amount of ?weepings gathered up 1
street cleaners from the scene of t;
tragedy. These have been earful
ifted ar.d out of them were obtain
two or three battered tin cans. It w
at fir t thought that these might b.- Il
container-? for the explosives, but e
perts v.i-o examined them said th
hai con'.: ?ned cither gasoline or kei
sene, with the evident intention
-m :.ii.n:- flame to the general destrt
'?? - n ;.:'?. r :'?.? ? explosion.
Inspector Lahey said this would t
count for the man who was severe
hurried, although standing fully for
feet from the explosion. This mai
< !o?l ing '.'aught tire.
Ti.e fact that th.- force of the r
plosion was -oread outward and r
downward he explained by pointing <
that there was a cushion ?<f air thi
feet thick between th" street and t
fli.cr of the wagon. He thought t
? ??;?<?? iron slugs had been laid in I
wairon ?round the containers carryi
?he dynamite. He su d there must hs
been some detonating mechanism
have caused the explosion, becai
dynamite could be dropped more t'r
a ? undred feet without exploding.
Lahey -aid positively last night tl
nil par* of the timing mechanism ti
red caused the explosion had bi
found, nor anything resembling a t
Although the old bomb squad of
Police Department has been disban?
many months, its work has been c
r.'-d on by th? homicide squad and
Italian squad. I'ebecca Fpstein, a ?
nographeT employed by Henderson
Loeb, stock brokers, of 100 Broadw
gave a good description of the wa?
to Detective Sergeants (?rover
Brewrt ?and Augu?t Mayer, of the bo
?'ju.'id, who were both within a bl
of the explosion.
Stenographer Describes Wagon
Miss Leute.n suffered :-hock fr
the explosion. Aceoniiri? to her xtc
S.I?; v.;;n reiijrnir." from luncheon I
wax walking wesi or; Wail Street.
"? noticed ii reddish sort 'if wai
with a red fla? ? n the back of it,"
said, "turning the orner of .Nas
Street into Wuil .Street. It carne ?
on Wall Street .-?nfl ??'.??ppf'l in fr
of ?he Morgan office, opposite the
nay Building. It war. drawn by
medium brown horre, ari'l the tr
had r-*cVr. hi, either Mide. My ra<
lection i? u.at there were eithar t
rei?. >r boxes on the tr.;?*, wh
aeeoted to huye torn?' plnster oi
white powder substance splattered
the ?id?- of toe wagon. There was r
in th? bark of the wa^or? oppnrer
to k?**p the contenta in place.
"Th* driver looked t<? me like
ordinary laboring ?nan ol about th:i
?ive or forty year?'of age. He wore a
slouch hat. He needed a shave, it
seemed to me. He wore overalls which
were brown and spattered with white.
He got off the w.igon and walked west
on Wall Street toward Broadway."
A number of witnesses were taken
to Police Headquarters yesterday and
questioned. Among them, according
to Inspector Lahey, were five repre?
sentative citizens who said they had
seen a du Pont powder wagon in the
downtown section in the neighborhood
of Wall Street prior to the explosion.
Inspector Lahey said this wagon had
been accounted for; that it was an
electrically-propelled vehicle that was
carrying paint at the time.
The work of investigating the frag?
ments recovered from the disaster wau
carried on by six expert chemists sent
from Washington, under the supervi?
sion of Inspector Campbell, of the Bu?
reau of Mines. These men endeavored
to approximate the size, shape and
nature of the bomb used or the man?
ner in which the explosives were
packed in the wagon.
In addition to the brief report turned
over to the police by the experts who
examined the fragments of the wagon
they generally described it as distinct?
ly a relic of a style of wagon building
long since obsolete. It apparently con?
tained many queer parts and had been
repaired many times, chiefly with
parts from other wagons.
More than 200 pounds of the slugs
that caused such havoc to the build?
ings have been collected and taken tc
Police Headquarters. All of them beai
rust, showing that they had beer
broken some time ago.
Steel Pipe in Doorway
Frank S. Hedges, an official of i
bonding house in the Mutual Lift
Building, turned over to the police i
piece of steel pipe about 2 inches ii
?iiameter, splintered and fused at th?
ends arid coated with a white snbatane?
inside, that was picked up in the door
way of the building. The Mutual Lif?
Building is two blocks distant fron
the scene of the explosion, yet at th'
time the piece of pipe was discovere?
it was red hot and it was some tin
before it could bo handled.
In its flight the pipe must hav
cleared the top of an eighteen-stor;
Another section of the same kind o
pipe was picked up yesterday morninf
Mr. Hedges said, on the roof of
building which is eleven stories higl
In the piece turned over by Mr, Hedge
tc the police there were holes wfyer
the fused break occurred. The pip
also was flared at one end and slightl
bent and twisted.
Will Be Replace
Many Already Returned t
Owners by Honest Fine
ers; Big Bond Carried b
One Victim Disappear
Losses in securities reported to tl
National Security Company as a r
salt o" Thursday's explosion in Wi
Street reached a total of $212,000, b
.Joel Rathbone, vice-president ai
general manager, said yesterday th
all had been recovered with the e
coption of $20.000 by ono firm a
$1,000 by another.
Mr. Rathbone said that the recove
ratio was remarkably large for a d
aster of this character and was d
largely to the honesty of those wl
m the excitement of the trag?'?
might easily have appropriated the
sands of dollars' worth of securit
with no one bein?; the wiser. In ?
Rathbone's opinion it will be an es
matter to replace the securities 1?
by new ones, as in most cases a r
ord has been kept of the numbers t
denomination by the issuing com
.Messenger Killed, $73.000 Bond L
Mayor liylan yesterday received
request from J. Fletcher Sfeera,
Johnson & Woods, brokers, of
Broadway, for assistance in findiiij
$75.000 bond lost when the explos
lie said the bond was in the r
session of Thomas Osprey, his ir
?enger, and that the boy was ki!
while walking past the J. P. Mor
Mayor Hylan directed Detcc;
Michael Gorcvan. o.' th.e Oak Sti
Station, to accompany Shera to
Old Slip Station and show him
property taken by the police from
wreckage. The bortd was not amon
Among the securities recovered
a $1,000 bond of the Chicago Gi
Western Railroad, half of which
been burned off, including the ur
coupons. The back of the bond
smeared with blood stained fir
prints, indicating that the unfortui
messenger had clung to the bond u
death released him from his suf
Total Loss Near $400,000
The total volume of securities
accounted for immediately after
? xplonion was estimated ?t bet?
$300,000 and $400,000. None of I
however, will result in a loss, s
brokers believe. The ?ecuritiei
'irst reported missing by Johnso
Wood included $15,000 of Lib
bonds, $25,000 Ann Arbor Railroa
$10,000 St. Loui? & San Francis?
$10,000 Chicago Great Western 4s, :
000 Seaboard Air Line 0s, 100 Khar?
American Telephone and Tclegi
i'H) shares of Baldwin Locomotive,
share? of Chicago. Rock Island &
ciiic, 500 shares of Erie, 24 share
G?rerai Electric, 200 shares of Oni
& Western. 100 shares of Shell Tl
port and Trading, 100 shares of Sout
Pacific, 500 ?hare? of Trunscontim
Oil, 50 share? of L'. S. Steel and
?hares <>? Baltimore St Ohio.
Parkinson & Burr, of 7 Wall St
reported m inning 100 share? of Rea
and 100 shares of Pittsburgh &
Virginia; Harri?, Winthrop & Co
Broadway, 100 share? of Anac
Copper; Callaway, Fish & Co., HI
.Street, $5,000 Liberty :?d 4'*?; M
<v Schley, 100 Broadway, 100 ml
of Caddo Oil, and $4,050 in divi
scrip of the Tobacco Pro'Jucti
Webb & Co., of .15 Broadway
port? d misiung 10,000 mark? of t
ii?i cont bonds of the German
nicipality of Cologne,
Tiffany & Co.
> r ^ Fifth Avenue &37t-"Street
Pearls Diamonds Jewelry
Slugs That Made Huge Bomb Deadly
Sections of window weights picked up on Wall Street and which ?irst
disproved the accident theory. The pieces are 2Vz and 3 inches in
BISHOP. MARGARET, 10-10 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, in Volunteer Hospital.
DONAHUE, JOHN, thirty-eight years old, of 1034 East Fourteenth Street,
Brooklyn, in Bellevue Hospital. He was an accountant in the export depart?
ment of J. P. Morgan & Co.
WHITE, W. W., fifty-hvc yea; s old, a printer, of 1 Parkside Court, Brook?
lyn, in Volunteer Hospital.
WEIR, JOHN W., of 430 Wert Fifty-seventh Street, in Broad Street Hos?
GILLIE.-. HAROLD L., twenty-seven years old, of 54 Storcv Avenue,
Pelham, N. V.
LEIGH, ALEXANDER, of '537 West Fifty-sixth Street.
TANNENWALD, IRVING, thirty-seven years old, of 650 East ISCd Street,
One more body remains at the morgue to be identified.
The others killed in the explosion:
Joseph Arrambarry, 128 Sherman Avenue; Caroline Dickinson, 73 Hanover
Street, Elmhurst, L. I.; Marguerite A. Drury, 132 Ridgewood Avenue, Brooklyn;
Reginald Elsworthy, 64 Liberty Street, West Orange, N. J. (identification not
wholly satisfactory yet); Wade Bagley El.iworth, 1248 Gerard Avenue, Wash-j
iiigton, D. C; Bartholomew Flannery, 310 Went Moth Street; Charles Hanra
han, f>43 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn; William F. Hutchinson, Garden City, L. I.;
John Johnson, 00 West Eighty-fourth Street; William Joyce, 1K0O Ditmas
i Avenue, Brooklyn; Bernard J. Kennedy, 443 Tenth Street Brooklyn; Charles
A. Linderothe, 133 Bennett Street, Great Kills, S. I., Alfred Mayer, 511 West
1 138th Street; Colin Barr McCljjre, 18 Arthur Street, Yonkcrs; Jerome H. Mc
Keon, 1407 Nelson Avenue, the Bronx; Franklin Miller, 700 West 17Hth Street;
Colonel Charles A. Neville, I*. S. A., Savannah, Ga.; Themas M. Osprey, 13(5
Chester Avenue. Brooklyn; Rudolph Portong, 2f? McAuley Avenue, Jamaica,
L. 1., Joseph Schmidt, Bayside. L. I.; Lewis K. Smith, 130 Greenwich Street,
lir-mpstead, L. I.; E. A. Sweet, Huntington, L. I.; Benjamin Soloway, 1?20 Lin?
coln Place, Brooklyn; Robert Wertbay, 232 West Twenty-fourth Street; Mil?
dred Xylandor, 4'5 Commerce Street.
Of $10,500 in
(Continued (ram page en?)
? tossed over on its side and caught fire.
| An examination disclosed that the side
nwitTr.it the wagon had been blown in
i waiuly and oierced by some objects
| which had been hurled by the explo
I "Pieces of iron averaging in length
from two to six inches and about two
I inches in diameter, commonly used a?
window sash weights in dwelling
houses, and other pieces of lighter
metal, some of which had been fused
' by an intense heat, wore found in the
j street close to the point of the ex
j p.osaon and also wit.nn the olrice3 of
j aMorgan <fc Co.
"The exterior stone work of both
j buildings showed that they had been
i peppered by the heavy flying frag
! merits or showered with shrapnel sim?
ilar to that already described.
"A piece of iron sash weight pierced
a portion of the lower sash in one of
? th- windows of the office of J. P. Mor
j gan & Co.
"There arc no sa3h weights of this
type missing from any of the windows
! in this vicinity.
"Portions of the wagon showed that
I it had red running gear and that is all
, that was discernible from the frag
I ment? of the wagon,
"There were no markings on the har
I ness other than to show it was for one
I "While it was first reported that th?
wagon in which the explosion occurred
belonged to one of the companies sup?
plying explosives for blasting purposes
in thia city, inquiry revealed that no
explosives were delivered yesterday to
iany of the four places in the downtown
'?district of .Manhattan where blasting
' is bein^ done.
Delivery of Explosives
i "There are but two concerns licensed
by the Fire Department to transport
explosives through the streets of the
city of New York. They are:
"K. I, du Pont de Nemours, of 120
Broadway, and Carl H. Dittmar, of 102
I West 130th Street, and both conrerns
; have declared that no ?plosives were
j delivered in the downtowi district yes
"Blasting is being done hi the down
? town district by tha Cndcrpiuninii
Foundation Company in Wall Street
between New and Brosd streets; Oeorgo
H. Fuller Company on Beaver Street,
between Wall and Pearl streets; An?
drew V. 0'Ntil, 06 Broad Street, and
' the Foundation Company at 91-97 Maid?
en Lane. Permits have been issued by
the Fire Department to these concerns.
"The Du Pont de Nemours Company
| uses an electrically propelled auto in
making ?..-3 delivery of explosives and
Carl H. Dittmar uses two wagons, each
'? drawn by a team" of horses.
I "Explosives are loaded at Forty
I eighth Street and North River and
; 108th Street and East River.
"Dittmar has reported that the only
places where they made deliveries yes
i terday were some exploding caps to
; the Handy Contracting Company, at
Forty-fifth Street and Eighth Avenue,
and to the Dempsey Contracting Com?
pany, at Forty-eighth Street and Broad?
way, and that their wagons and drivers
have been aceounteil for.
"The electric auto of the du Pont
Company has been accounted for and
is in its garage.
: "An examination has been made of
, the maga/.ine of each place where
! blasting is being done in the downtown
district, and the records show that nc
explosives have been either delivered
I or removed.
"The bluster and watchman in charge
in each cas?' have a certiticatc of fitness
I issued by the Fire Department.
"Blasting operations m th?; city an
supervised by five blasting inspector;
of the bureau of tire prevention, anc
,also by the commander of the lire com
pany nearest the scene of the opera
"Pieces of sheet metal resembling
tin were found in the debris simila
to metal lining such as is used in th'
construction of export cases for higl
"More than 150 pounds of broke]
sash weights and other metal frag
ment? collected by this departmen
? have been delivered to the Police I)?a
partment, with whom we aie co
"This bureau will continue to cc
operate wit!) the Police Department.
i Amundsen's ShipTrappet
In Ice Off Cape Sergi
'. Fishing Captain Report* Suddc
Halt to Kxplorer on Trip
to theNorth Pole
NOME, Alaska, Sept. 17.?Captai
Ronld Amundsen's expedition ship, tl
Maud, which left this port almost tw
months ago, bound for th?' North Pol
i? caught in the ice about twenty mil?
off Capo Serge on the Siberian coas
This information was brought here ye
terday by Cuotuin Heckia, whose fisliir
bout was icfbound near the Maud.
Captain Heckia sai?l his vessel, beir
of light draft, workeil it? way out, bi
the Maud was still fast. He s?i?| Ca|
tain Amundsen hoped to trrg the ven
?oon and continuo his journey,
(Continuad (rom page one)
I but given to fits of irrationality, at
| which times ho seems to have little
; responsibility for his actions. This i.
substantially the description provided
by the man's family and others with
whom he has been more or less inti
I mately associated.
I Letter Dated the "13th"
The warning to Captain Arnaud,
i after being torn to b;,.s : :, i east
?into the waste paper h-sket when
j it was received Wed p.? day morning,
j was pieced together and given to the
! police immediately after the explo?
sion. It, was in the form of a letter,
also dat?e! at Toronto, September 13.
Pieces an- .sti'.i missing, but the re?
covered bits of the letter read:
"Dear Mr. Arnaud:
"I think I am doing good work in
making the people know France and
in planting in them a strong blessing
the desire in them to see France get
her square desert.
"Their is a rumor that something is
going to happen after 2:30 p. rn.
around 3 to 4 p. m. Daylight-saving
i:i the Wall Street district. I'll advise
the mission close at 2 p. m. on that
day and everybody go home. It may
be- all bull, but the world is a great
place . . . know and millions fell
then . . . have a ju3t grievance
so ? think.
"The Mission ought to play safety
first. I hope you feel what I am doing
is of value to France and if it pleases,
write me at once, to Hotel Pontchat
tiain, Detroit, Mich,, where I will be
some time Thursday. I think some
: body is in ... clean in the world
of . . . fail to wash their hands.
Want me to ... I St. Paul settled
that war . . anywhere else for
France . . . No expense
At the top of the missive it said
Fischer's address might be obtained at ;
any time from his home, 33 West
Ninety-second Street, where he lived
v.-ith his father, brother and sister.
One Warned in Person
Fischer's associates at the commis?
sion, where he was employed as an ac?
countant for come weeks prior to his
departure for Canada, say he: ?s un- j
?luestionably an eccentric, but they be- j
lieve his admonition to have been I
prompted by a sincere regard for their I
His position there was not an im- j
portant one. He left voluntarily, say- |
ing he had "just been called by Presi?
dent Wilson" and was on his way to
Washington* to see him.
The warning to Mr. O'Neil was the
only ore. so fr.r as is known, offered to j
a man with whom the eccentric had no j
previous acouaintancc. Mr. O'Neil j
lives at 30 Elm Place, Nutley, N. J.
"About nine days ago," he said yes?
terday, "I was coming to the city on a j
train which reaches the terminal at
8:52. At Manhattan Transfer a man I |
am convinced now was Fischer entered |
and stood beside me. The train was j
"He began a conversation by saying |
he was a secret service agent engaged
in investigating Red activities. After
we had talked a few minutes he told
mo to keep out of Wall Street until
after September 16. I paid but slight
attention, but he seemed insistent and
urged the warning several times. When :
we reached New York he said. 'I have i
just time to catch my train for Buf-j
falo, where the Reels are active.'"
Mr. O'Neil said he had been so im?
pressed by the man's insistent repeti?
tion of the Wall Street warning he had
mentioned the matter to associates in
the office. They thought nothing of it i
and he dismissed the matter from his I
mind. His description cf his fellow j
passenger leaves little doubt that he'
Fischer Very Insistent
Fischer's fifth warning, that given
Mr. Delahanty, a friend of seven years'
standing, with whom Fischer had be?
come intimate because of his enthu-i
siasm for tennis, was also delivered
"He came to me one morning some j
days ago," Mr. Delahanty narrated yes- j
terday, and said, 'Tom, I want to tell ?
you a secret. We are going to blow j
tip Wall Street on the 15th. We've got i
them where we want them anil we'ro !
going to get England, too.
"Pischer told me he was warning me ?
because he was an old friend of mine !
and he didn't want me to get hurt. He
urged me especially to keep away j
from Wall Street and was very in- j
sistent. I mentioned the conversation to
some of the club members here, but 't
they all regarded it lightly, saying
Fischer was not right in the head."
Former Tennis Champion
Fischer was well known to members ;
of the club, as he v. as also to tennis
enthusiasts throughout this sec
tion. He was at one time a brilliant I
player and about fifteen years ago s
Metropolitan champion and national
indoor champion. He attended he
tournament at Forest Hills, leaving ]
there about ten days a;;o. He told !
friends at the time be was going to ;
Montreal for the tournament ther?.
H. H. Hackett, who with Fischer held \
the city doubles championship in 1902, j
said he knew nothing of his erstwhile !
partner's recent movements. In the
days of their association, however, Mr.
Hackett was positive he had never
heard Fischer make remarks of a revo?
The following statement concerning
his association with the French High
Commission was issued there yester?
"Edward Fischer joined the staff of
the French Hii*h Commission in New
York un September 30, 1918. Ho was
employed in the transportation de?
partment and was an excellent worker,
never giving cause for complaint, and!
a good mixer. He was on friendly:
terms with all his colleagues.
"Fischer left the French mission on !
August 2, 1920, for his vacation, but
did not return. After a month'; ab?
sence he was automatically discharged.
Since September 1, 1920, he has had i
no connection with the French High
Commission, either in New York or!
"For a short time before Fischer left
his colleagues noticed in him signs of I
"Fischer was forty-two years old
when he joined the French mission.
lie was a man of athletic build, weigh?
ing about 200 pounds."
Sister Admits Fischer
Denounced Wall Street
Says His Mind Is Unbalanced
and That He Could Mot Have
Knoten of Explosion Plol
Edward Fischer, whoso knowledge or
premonition of Thursday's exnlosion in
the financial district has become one
of the most remarkable phases of the
investigation, lived with his father,
P. A. Fischer, a sister Maud and a
brother Robert, at 33 nest Ninety
second Street. Another sister is the
? wife of Robert Pope, landscape
gardener, who followed Fischer to
Canada and caused his arrest yester?
Members of the family declare
Fischer to have been of unsound mind
for a long time, and say several efforts
have been made to hav? him committed
to an institution. Miss Fischer, a
public school teacher, said last night;
"My brother started for Toronto last
Friday under the impres-sion that he
was still employed by the French High
Commission. Early this week we re?
ceived several urgent requests from
him ior money, and my brother-in-law,
Mr. Pope, went to br:n:_: him buck.
"Edward was once a brilliant tennis
player, an?l his present unbalanced
condition is chiefly due to sunstroke
suffered while playing at Seabright
several years ago. He is __ graduate
of the University of the City of New
York, and for a short time practiced
law. For years he has worked but
little and has been to a large extent
supported by the family.
'?Liquor has been a contributing in?
fluence to his present state, and it Is
noticeable that his peculiar tendencies
become most marked after he has been
drinking. During the recent tenni.
tournament at Forest Hills he got sonu
'iqi.or and became so disorderly thai
I had to requtY-t that he be asked b_,
the management to stay away.
?'When suffering from hallucination!
he would frequently talk of sympathj
for the common people. He held tha'
something should be done to Wal
Street, but I am sure he meant rathe'
that it should be restrained by lav
than that it. should be subjected ti
violence. We knew he was not righ
and have made several efforts to hav?
him committed to Bellevue.
"His talk about the common peopl?
and Wall Street is only otic of th?
manifestations of his irrational periods
At times he tells people he in th?
greatest tennis player I'i the world
Recently he has talked of interest in]
himself in the welfr.ro of working girl
Never Auvccatcd Violence
"1 am positive my brother roul
hav?' no pnor knowledge ol the terribl
explosion of Thursday. Un has neve
bee:i in any way identified with rurii
cals or advocates of violence. On th
other hand, his associates have alway
been from the ultra conservative walk
if life. He spent much nf hi:: tin
in the financial district and most c
his acquaintances have businesse
there. He is forty-seven years ol
and has never been married.
"Last Wednesday my brother Rnbei
received a telegram from Edward asV
ing for money. We tried to reach him
at the Montreal Club, Toronto, but he
could not be located there. I am sure,
however, he has been in Canada all
the time since he left here a week ago."
Parents' Joy Ends in
Grief; Wrong Body
Delivered to Home
Mistake in Identification of
Bomb Victim Discovered
After Robert Wesfboy's
Family Thought Him Alive
A hasty identification at Volunteer
Hospital of the body of one of the
explosion victims resulted in the
wrong body being delivered to the
parents of Robert Westbay, of 232 West
The parents were overjoyed when
the bo?ly was received to learn that
it was not that of their son. who was
sixteen years old and a messenger for
a firm of brokers.
The body of young Westbay was
identified later, however, at the
morgue, and the other body was re?
turned to the mortuary.
This bedy is that of a young in._n,
about twenty-two years old, and the
only one of the victims that luid not
been identified last night. He was
about five feet nine inches and weighed
about 140 pounds. He had a fair com?
plexion and a shock of brown hair.
The first funeral of a victim was
held yesterday afternoon. It was that
of Benjamin Soloway, sixteen year:
old, a broker's messenger. The bodj
was interred in Mount Hebron Ceme?
tery, Flushing, L. I.
Michael Rickard, superintendent ol
the Morgue, and his three assistant
went without sleep Thursday night ant
were at their posts until last night.
Telegrams from all parts of tin
country were received by the polic?
yesterday inquiring as to the safety o
friends and relatives who are known t?
be in New York.
Only fifty-three of the injured in th?
explosion remained in oublie ward
last night. It was announced that al
of tb.e others had been sent to thoi
homes or transferred, in some cases
to private institutions, :?f the reques
of their families.
Five or more of the injured remain
ing are in a serious condition, ft u
probable that more deaths will iw
caused by shock, and two further fata?
ities are likely from burns and an"
from a possibly fractured skull
Of the 173 persons attended' .* ?1
Broad Street Hospital all but twent?
six had been sent home or trans?e-r*?,
to private institutions last nighf ont
fourteen remained in the Volunte?''
Hospital and nine at St. Vincent's 1W
pital. The few other cases were grat!
tered between New York Hospital"
Bellevue and the Presbyterian Hospi*
On Red Hunt
(Contjr.uid trem p.-je onri
to New York, Philadelphia and"els*,
Order? were issued to-day to all -,he
metropolitan anel federal go\ernmt'nt
police to investigate all persons who
are suspected of being connected with
any radical organization.
Guards have been increased at all
government buildings, especially at the
Treasury, where the force of trained
watchmen was materially strength?
ened. Heads of other government de?
partments issued instructions for
watchmen at the public buildings to
keep an extra close watch for sugpj.
Waiter Is Questioned
Chief Ahern of the Treasury De.
partment's secret service to-day ques
tioned a waiter at ?-ne of (he leading
hotels and later asked United State3
District Attorney Laskey if the. man
could not be held for certain state?
ments he is alleged to have made.
Mr. Laskey declined to issue a war?
rant for the man's arrest, after inves?
tigation established the fact that the
waiter was not naturalized, but sug?
gested that exportation proceedings bo
brought against him. The waiter is
said, to have declared that he was not
surprised at the New York explosion
and that some day the sarre' thing
might happen at the United States
Du Ponts Admit Auto Was
Near Scene o? Explosion
Vehicle of Ponder Company ai
Vesey Street at 11 : V) Didn't
An official of K. I. un , .. , }*
mours, 120 Broadway, ??aid ;. ? sterday
that it was true one or the company's
wagons was at Verry Street and
Broadway, seven blocks from the Mor?
gan bankinjr house, eleven minutes be?
fore the explosion. It was asserted,
however, that the vehicle was a motor
truck with a trailei and that it did
not carry explosives.
Affidavits had been given the police
by Gilbert? C. Smith and Joseph Fur?
long, of 217 Broadway, that .?-. du Pont
wagon had been seen at that place.
The affidavits given </'.;;?:' Inspector
William Lahey said:
"At about. 11:49 o'clock we were
standing ntvthe corner of Vesey .Street
ami Broadway when a I: rjre id motor
truck with a red trailer and bearing
in large letters '?i,i P :.'. Powder
Works' crossed Broadway al Vesey
Street and passed into Ann Street to
Nassau. We both remembei thai the
trailer had five hog he;. Is i :i it which
we presumed contained powder."
At the du Pont office ?t whs said the
truck and trailer arc now ?i N'c-.v Fcr
sey. Asked v?'hal was in the < >nt?in
ers referred to by the ?messes, the
official said: "I am inform t'ia; they
were kegs and contained paint pig?
ment. We have investierte.! and lo?
cated the truck." The - ...::.;.? does
not use horse.-.
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Men Who Predicted Bomb Tragedy
Edward P. Fischer, now in Canada, who warned the French Commission
and others of explosion in Wall Street.
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resulting in the arrest and conviction of the
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in Wall Street, New York, on September 16, 1920.
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