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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
BLAME FiXED FOR
Intoistatp Commission Puts
It on Now Haven
R. R. Heads.
SCORKS HIGHER IPS
Mph upcrd trulli wi'.l IiHiir tlicin eiifnlv
mm well iih nitifkly to their journey' end '"
1 'I ho report a) llinl fliu rimiitit:uiiw.
surrounding Hi!" incident once mole
tiPtiioiiKtrnte the inherent wenkiiexH nf
wooden vuih mid their iiiimiitnhillly for
fervlce in n!t(!(tn 1 -t ( d Irnitix imil
, ( till liHr-lye the iciim-Hv (.1 rompliitliee
with the icimnlrMi if ten tmneii(l(itloii
in It lnt .itiiiual report I lit he curriers
nclopt teel rni
I It Ik lielieveil tlmt the ( omnnMim will
I milk" recommendation- to ('(inure for
tidditional eihliitfon Kivitx; ll mitliorlty
I to p'-ecri 1 10,111 lei and regulation" looking
io ine siupi;iiiir(iiiiK oi in irnveiiiiii;
MRS. VOLCK SEEKS SEPARATION.
Report Snys Officials Made
No Attempt to Install
IIOAKD'S ADVICE KiNOWKh!
Imiiiisitorx Will Ask t'oimross
f-r Power to Enfoi
V iii.'.lion. Doc. ".The report (d
no Inierotiite Commorco Coniiiiitu.ioii on
ii' o' orU, Now Haven and llnrttord
t,ct. nt Wentport. Conn on October!'
i.t -i . in whit h nine (icmons were Uilled and
,i .core or inoro injured. ia stronc indict-
ii'cni of theofllclaUof that ro id
It oharo's th.tt the deliberate ignoring
hv tlii road of rccomtnoudHtlon hy tho
comintion wrt re-ponnil)le forth wrccU
.Hid that it. wa In every wav proventahle.
I he wreck wns duo to tho train taking n
o 'oMvei at (in exces'ivo speed
Ihe t 'ouiriiniim nets forth the recom-
n.'lid.itions It made nt the timn it invectl-
. iul tho ftridgeiwrt wreck on tho oame
im'I. in which fourteen live wore lost and
"'any injured, and uddn that following its
!oi t "tbo.wholo result of xiich consider-
.on.io91clalnof thlnrailroad have given
He) MUlijeot i a pessimistic hopeleseneBS.
uidicatofl ly testimony that 'we are at
. wluj' end ' "
fivrr leforf hao tho Interstate Com-
iierco Commlcviun leon so blunt and ha run.
in dealing with a railroad accident.
Ihe rcort Mye that the oHrnting vice
, i-oMdent of the New Haven road, "when
,i-l.ed what hoie he miw of tx'ing able to
.iccomplMi anything to prevent the re-
'irieiico of the-e uecidents, answered
ihat he knew of nothinc that would pre-M-nt
aliMilutely puoli recurrence "
Cotnmcnting on this, the Commission
The public interest involved and a
leeent regard for the safety of the lives
I iho-. who travel do no.t justify a great
r.i'lro.id in pjreively awaiting until some
private inventor it t his own cost develop
io full petfeciton appliances which will
uli-uliitelv' prevent the recurrence of
I In letiort Kiyt. that the ivcommenda
tii lis nt' the rotntiiissioii are not manda
tor but "if railro.ul diiectors and man
. "iiit cfticinls remain iassie and give
In Huh i cciirreins"" no such serious
1 1 "-.iilcriiti'iii us the situation demands.
tin il I ..emu. 'the duly of public oflicialp
b t ii"v ; ml plainly to point out to them
tl.Mi mil's tru-'cth ol the safety of
tin- iraM lluii: public " I
t 1 1 litiiiinj: the cet'ori says: I
'No action was t.iU. n bv anv of the
n) 'i mi. i Itici.iis tnilimiim tlie itridcc
1 1 1 hm'I Mich a- the enoiih situation I
I., n.'t'hil llinlin.id olllgiHls t'-sllll'd
ihiit ii ii.ul been 'a stinenum up of
oiM ipliie- ' bin this did nut H'emtn reach
CKo; i -pifd in excess ol that allowed
I i !' ml'- il budge when1 ss'cd t
. licit. l bv til" lilies There was evi
dence tlint at the bridge at Westport speed
nit' s v.cre habitually violated, even
ft r ihe accident near this point "
The repnit of ihe investigation by the
f 'iiiuni-sion. which whs conducted by
t iinmision'r McCord, snys that tho
pa-.ntmcr Irani wreck.! was second
No .VI. en i onto from Hoston to Sen York;
thai ll left llridceporl. Conn . twelve
liiiiiiitis late anil at Westport crc-ovor
i in Kwlwhri. wi ie lineil up to cross the
irnin I'mtn Irack No - t" track No. :t It
vhs wliil'i inaUing ihis crossover that tho
I rain was derailed
The rejiort sivs tint th signals go vern
ini; Westport cros-over were clear a lid
(Horded siiflicient protection h id t hey
bceii i.liservid It is plain, in iho cotu
inission's opinion, that the direct cause
rf Ihe accidcpi was the plain disregard
by Kiigineii ( lark of second No .VI
n( signaU (.in ril-s. .in he took the cross
over at 1'iii.viHe speed.
Tli coinini ion criticises tlie speed
maintained by th New Haven road over
ciossovers. (ihd also tho shortness of Iho
crossovers, particularly where four tracks
Thi) commission culls attention to its
iis'ommendatlon after iho Hridgeport
wreck in July, 1911, that "in all situations
where accidents are likely to occur
ihrough tho non-observance by ejigiiio
men of signals or rules calculated to
insure, safety automatic train control
apparatus should bo provided to lnuro
mat trains will be brought to a stop
in case tho signals or rules ure not properly
The commission says Hint from tho
... IiLiiu. .-.!.. . In tin. U'uithnpl utiui L-
it appears that the speed limit of thirty
miles an hour over the drawbridge there
is habitually disregarded, and that tho
operator at this bridge toMtifled that ,
the average speed of trains passing his I
inwet. which is loeabs! on tho bridge, '
was t.'i to r.."i miles an hour when signals .
were set for n clear track, and that ho
had never reported a train for exceed
ing a soed limit over tho bridge, and
had never been instruct od to do so.
ornmeiiting upon the failure of tho
New Haven roaa to Install safety ap
pliances the report says:
"To meet the risiilrement of the situa
tion disHosisI by tho Hridgeport wreck,
similar in all respects to tho accident
under consideration, no now devices
hive been installed or seriously invest 1
gxtcd, nor has any attempt been made
li this railroad even to experiment
i' .. ivices intended for tho purpose,
of meeting those emergencies, l)evicos
to automatically stop trains are in con
stant iiM. in tunnels and on elevated rail-1
roads in and about Now York " I
In conclusion tho commission says
that "the appalling railroad catastrophes
ol the inist few years imperatively call
upon all connected with railroad man
agement tor more strenuous efforts to
secure safety for thoso who travel "
" The (ommlssion adds that investlga-
li'iiis by tlm commission dlsclowi the fact
that excessive speed is the V f 7"
to hii or cent of the uccidents n: tho last
The commission savs that while It is
lino that the public patronizes the rail
road that makes tho fastest time, if it
had knowledge that any railroad was
oerating its trains at such high speed
ah to piake travel umii thut road unsafe
ll would quickly withdraw The great
majority of tho peojile who travel on
railroads, tho conurnsfcion holds, desire
to travel quickly, but their flrrt considera
tion is safety
"They rely upon the Judgment or rail
way managers," savs tho commifision,
"knowing that tliey'are the only ones
who have full knowledge of conditions
.axistinc upon their roads and the assump
tion always is that the road operating
p. IIiiqijhiiiI Descried Her tin
Her Itrliirn renin Minimi.
An order was signed In tho Supreme
Coutt yesterday setting down for trial
early in .lantiary a suit brought by Mrs
billion Volck for a separation from Adol
licit (I Volck, son of Mine Ha (lama,
wife of the ttrailtan Ambassador to this
country Mine Da (!ama was formerly
Mrs Arthur Heorn and war married to
mbassadnr Da (Jama recently at tho resi
iteneo of Judge K H Oory Volck is one
of two sons of Mine. Da (lama by a for
'Ihe complaint in Mrs Volck's separa
tion suit alleges that her husband has
abandoned her and refuses to support
her She asks J?,5fK a year alimoiiv and
the custody of their three -year-old son
Mrs Volck was here on a visit from Kng-
lnml when sin. mn( Vj.lb at ,1... i,n.., .,r
friends. 'I heir marriage was a sojinl!
event, ami they went to live at t.Vi lliver
sido Drive Mrs Volck went homo on a
visit last spring, and she alleges that when
she returned her husbadn deserted her
Mrs. Volck asks liberal alimoiiv on tho
ground that her husband has a largo in
come from his mother and has a lucrative
position with the real estate department ol
the Now York Central llallroad Volck.
who contends that his wife abandoned
htm. says she has sufficient Income from
her family for her support
DETECTIVE SHOT BY GANG DIES.
Onflnej Victim of NphiipU Men
He Will Shnilnnlua.
Detoetlve John J C!affney of the Newark
Detective Bureau, who was shot by men
he was shadowing in the freight yards of
the Central Kallroad of New Jersey at
Newark Pridav night, died yesterday in
the St James Hospital
Detective Oaffnoy and f.ieut Patrick
Ryan, also of the detective bureau, saw
three men loitering in the station of the
Hudson tubes about n o'clock Kriday
night The detectives followed them
As the two detectives entered tho railroad
yards tho men turned and began firing
(iaffney received a bullet in tho abdo
men and another In the thigh l.leut
Hyan returned the fire, but tho three men
Men and boys in the audience at an en
tertainment given by tho Hoy Scouts in
tho hirst Presbyterian Clmfch near by
joined in the search
(laffnev served on the cruiser New
York in tho Spanish-American war and re
ceived a medal for bravery at Santiago
SCHOONER BREAKS TO PIECES.
Khun Truffle Arr.'iiiueiiieiil I
Nol r'ApeeOil He fore
.1 II II II II I' v I.
WORK .MAY HE HEsTM Elu
('(iiisti'iiclinii Ktiirineer Thinks
Suspension nf Kxleii.sinii Line
l.s Only Temporary.
Resale ( . Reach IVni
The revenue cutter Mohawk te
pnrted a little before midnight last night
that the schooner Bessie C. liencli.
which went aground off NapeKgiic. 1.
I., Kriday afternoon, broke into i
pieces nt 6 : r". P. M. yesterday.
After reporting the Mohawk pro
ceeded to anchorage off the Hartlett
The Hesslo C. Tteach was n schooner
of iS4 tons. She was on her way from
St. John. N. H.. to Philadelphia with a
cargo of lath and building material.
Itefnre the accident, she was Isst re
porteil at Portland. Me, on Novem
I'hovipr.NiK. II I . Dec T What is
regarded here ns a further indication
that the wotk on the (Irnnd Trunk exten
sion is to be resumed was the statement
from Hoston that President Chambcrlln
of the (Irani! irunk has announced that
tho New Haven' proposal as to traflio
egreeirent has been I ejected This Is
belieed to be a "precautionary measure"
living tho way for the (Irand Trunk
to "back down "
Mayor It P D.ilgnault of W'oonsockot,
to-day receivisl from 11 C Kstep. en
gineer in charge 'f 'he extension within
llhcde Island, a letter which further
strengthens this belief and indicates
that tho (irand Trunk employees them
selves are a I most sure they will ho ordered
back on th" job
In the letter whiuli Mr Kstep addressed
to the OTlrieti Construction Comany,
the contractors who were building tho
Southern New I'.iigalnd in Rhode Island,
he calls the construction company's at
tention to the complaint of the city of
W'oonsockot as to the storage of approxi
mately son cases of dynamite and giant
poisder near Cass avenue
l-irlior in the week Mayor Daignault
caused this matter to bo brought to the
attention or the O Hrlen Construction
Company and was told that the responsi
bility rested with the (irand Trunk people.
Mr IVtep in his letter states that this
material is still the property of tho oon
striiftion company, and advises that if
a permit i- not obtained to store tlie now.
dor it should bo stored at some other
point where the law would not bo violated
or. better -til! should be sold.
In his letter the construction engineer
" I hero lire a gond many things In mdi
eat" lha this s'itorisiiin is simply a tetn
poraiy one and if work should he resumed
tho powder would l soon Used up
"111 tact there is a rumor about tn-dav
that ork has Ihs.o. ordeted lesiimed
My ntlii-e has not liecn advised if I hero
is any truth in it "
Hosion. ! 7 Piesidenl Cliaiiilierlin
of Ihe (irand Trunk s.iy in a letter to a
Hoston newspas.r to-day (hat tho tenia'
live draft for a traffic agrts'inont with tho
New Haven road was not satisfactory
to tho (irand Trunk and im linul agree
nient Is expected to bo reached lfnre
January l( Ho writes that tho proHised
traffic arrangement, while satisfactory
so far as il went, was nol acceptablo
lo'lhe (irand Trunk and Central Veimonf
companies, and was theroforo declined
with the understanding that his road
would submit a isninter proposition
Mr. Chiimlmrlin says I he officers of tho
two companies are working on a proposi
tion, but. tho intoiests am so varied and
there aie so many s)int to cover that
it will prolmblv not lo ready for a month
a I le.isi.
ntlon to consist of Aram X Tothlcr,
(Inventor of Khode Island; Henry
Cletcher. Mayor of Providence; Herbert
A, Itlce. Attorney-General of llliode
l.slnful, and Henry A. Harlter, a P.hode
Island business man, for the purpose,
l-!.. ..... . ... . I
oi iitiiun nit; ine iriiiicdises anu prop-,
erty nf th" Southern New England
Kallroad Company, now owned by the
(irand Trunk Hallway, was filed with
the Secretary of the Commonwealth
In a statement explaining the filing
of the petition Gov, Pothler says:
"The filing of this petition Is In com
pliance with a rule of the Massachusetts
Legislature which requires legislation
of this character to be preceded by a
petition, said petition to be advertised.
"The Idea Is that In case Massachu
setts acquires: the Hoston Railroad Hold
ing Company, which would carry with
It control of tho Hoston nnd Maine, It
might be advisable for the State of
flhnde Island to assist In building the
line from Palmer to Providence and to
extend the lino from Douglas to Wor
cester, where connection would be madt
with the Hoston and Mulne.
"The petition Is died at this time as a
precautionary measure so that If action
Is desired In the future this techni
cality may be compiled with. Of course
tho whole matter Is contingent upon
what notion may bo taken by the State
of Massachusetts with reference (o the
Boston and Maine."
WILL ASK CONGRESS INQUIRY.
n Knlnnlers to Cnrrr Their Pro
leal to Washington.
Washington', Dec. 7. Arrangement
wan made to-day for an invasion of tho
capital on Tuesduy by a score of Irato
New Engenders to demand Congres
sional investigation of tho alleged Grand
Trunk and New York, New Haven and
Hartford railroads' deal
Representative O'Shatinessy received a
telegram to-day from Herrman Hass
of New Hampshire endorsing the in
vestigation. Ho was advised that tho
Mayor of Providence and Pawtlicket,
11 I., wltli the public utilities boardii of
Hoston and Provid ncs, would testlry
before the committee
PATRICK GOES TO MILLIKEN.
Ilrot lirr-ln-lmr Lent e for ConnlTT
Sr. Lnt-ts, Mo.. Dec. 7.-Albert T. rat
rick, lecently pardoned from Sing Sing,
Is In St. I.otils at the home of his
wealthy brother-in-law, John T, Mil
liken. Patrick renthed St. I.ouls from New
York nt U o'clock this afternoon, going
Immedlutely from the train to the Mil
liken home, whete he rffiifccd to see or
bilk to anybody.
Mr. Mllllken left St. I.oltls for his
country homo at Kiirekn, Mo., a few
minutes after Patrick arrived. Ho re
fused to discuss Patrick's: cose when
called up by telephone to-night.
WOULD ACQUIRE BRANCH ROAD
t iirtnraf Inn
I it nurd Io n outh
I'n Kit nil Itntlvf ny.
T A imtlttoti for th
fnnntion of . M, li'iMn rnrpor
Now ready in our stores, in largest
variety, all the fine Holiday packings
from the most excellent tobacco oi
this year's crop. We arc largest im
porters from Cuba, and cigars vc
sell arc the choicest products of the
Independent Factories of Havana.
The Famous Hoyo de Monterrey
ROMEO Y JULIET A
EL REY DEL MUNDO
Regular Sizes and Holiday Specials.
Tour Early Personal Selection Invited.
PARK & TILFORD
5th Ave. & 26th St. and Eight Rranch Stores.
mm i um
Personally JjlM -r3t??T
New Jersey Central - BALTIMORE & OH 10- Phiiadelpma&Readino
9 1 O DecemW 26 HOUDAY TOURi
1 S Jin. 23: Feb. 2I 'rch 17 and
3 DAYS 27; April IO.nd24iMiyO.nd29
February 8 and 22
March 22 1 Aoril 5
6 DAYS and 19, May 3 and 17
All ticktu yood returning Jo div, ttulurtinf fUi l i!r. and pf rm't fctop-rvr t lUltliDiTf, Wilmington mi PhtlwUt
(lili on rrtira Uri,. 1 or Itinrry k-nltw lull lafurmitfon, c)l iti nr '1dmi TU krt AgtnU 179. JO, )1S4 trl
1 490 Br0id4, 7 ConUrit Mrtft, ii Tiltli enu, 111 Wctl 12'ih Mrrl, S$ Ci-ljinl n Amiw. Nw Yoik 4 Coyrt
MreM, 4' Sokirind Avfmie, Hrwokljni vt huuon. Foot W t it ?M Hr-i .inl LlLiiy Jmect, fcew mk fity,
Lord & Taylor
Oriental Rugs for Christmas Gifts
That IVtll Be Long Remembered in Many a Home
The Following Splendid Values Are Offered tor Tomorrow, Monday:
Turkish & Persian Silk Rugs
$45.00 to $1,250.00
Genuine Turkish & Persian Antique Rugs
$65.00 to $650.00
Very Vint Kishan Persian Rugs
$145.00 to $195-00
Choice Lot Kirmanshah Rugs
$57.00 to $125.00
Superb Collection of Bokhara Rugs
$12.50 to $75-0
Extra Quality Shirvan &? Daghistan Rugs
$25.00 to $90.00
Mosul. Daghistan & Shirvan Rugs
$18.35, $20.25 & $22.35
Actual Values $25.00 to $.'5.00
Turkish Rugs Mats
$6.00 & $9.00
Actual Values .$!).0() to $12.50
A Large Assortment of Oriental Rugs in Carpet Sizes
at Correspondingly Low Prices
The Silk Hosiery
Event of the Year
Continued Interest in the December Silk Event
.sustained through the Sheer Worth of the Offerings.
Those desiring to avail themselves of this exceedingly
Kavorablc Opportunity will find a Vast ami Undi
minished Range of Handsome Silk Hose for Men and
ITEM 1. A superb assortment of women's t
black and colored silks in heavy, medium
and gauze weights; some with Lisle Soles.
Out-sizes for big folks in black only; also
black with self and colored clocks; all silk. 1 . .
and black, white and colors with Lisle Tops ,' -P' -jj)
and boles, self clocked and contrasting
colors. All have improved "Dub-1" Tops
and "Wydc" Tops, High Spliced Heels and
Toes. Values $1.75 to $2.00
ITEM 2. A fine assortment of lace ankle
patterns in black and white in dainty dc- $f.OO
signs. Value $1.50 i
A Timely Advantage for Those IV ho
Desire to Give. Thoughtful Gifts
Sale of Furniture
At Extraordinarily Low Prices.
This offering is the more important because of the great
number of pieces in the sale that are suitable for Holiday
Gift.. Included also are many fine pieces which we
have marked at half price to close out.
ITEM 3. A choice lot of women's black,
white and popular colors, all self em-
broidered. Value $1.50 !
ITEM 4. An exceptional lot of women's 1
black silk with Lisle Tops and Lisle Soles; !
all hand embroidered; self and colored
designs in pleasing variety. Value $1.75 ;
ITEM 5. The supreme value; all black
hand embroidered silks; also white, pink,
sky, bronze, gold and silver; unusually rich
floral and arabesque patterns in self and
illuminating colors. Also iridescent effects
in attractive combinations.
Values $2.50 to $3.00
ITEM 6. A fine selection of artistic orna-
mentul hand embroidered designs; also a
large variety of lace inserts in black and
white. Values $3.75 to $5.00
ITEM 7. A onerous value in black and 1
all desirable colors; also iridescent shot
effects in harmonious combinations. Very 1
fine quality 1
ITEM 8. Extra special quality in black and
colors; plain and clocked, in self and colors;
Lisle Soles, Silk Soles, "Doublex" Heels
ITEM 9. Our Christmas offering in black 1
and colors; plain and clocked.
Values $1.75 to $2.25
ribbed two toned 1
Broadway & 20th St.; 5th Ave.; 19th St.
Thousands of Mahogany Pieces
Letter racks, book racks, trays, candle holders, desks,
bookca.ses, desk secretaries, library tables, consol tables,
tilt top tables, lamps, sewing and folding tables, tea
carts, muffin stands, music and record cabinets, etc.
Prices range from $1.50 to $175.00 ,j
Formerly $2.50 to $250.00
Fumed Oak Furniture
Including chairs, rockers, stands, bookcases, tables, etc.
Prices range from $2.65 to $28.26
Formerly $4.50 to $42.50
Entire Stock of
Oak & Mahogany Cellarcttes
Prices range from $8.76 to $60.00
Formerly $17.50 to $120.00
Fine Hall Scats with Mirrors to Match
Oak, Walnut & Mahogany
Hall Seats, $11.25 to $32.60
Formerly $22.50 to $65.00
Hall Glass, $16.25 to $22.60
Formerly $32.50 to $45.00
Bed Room Furniture
Mahogany, birdseye maple, oak and tuna mahogany
Chiffoniers, $26.00. Formerly $35.00
Dressers, $32.60. Formerly $45.00
Bed Room Suites
Prices range from $95.00 to $960.00
Formerly $115.00 to $1070.00
Dining Room Suites
Prices range from $176.00 to $996.00
Formerly $215.00 to $1300.00
Upholstered Chairs Rockers . .
$9.60 to $12.50
Values $15.00 to $20.00 each
Broadway & 20th St.; 5th Ave.; 19th St.
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