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I, Saturday and Sunday World's House and Home Days. 1 I LIST EDITION Jh EIGHT PAGES. 1IN ONE FATAL CRASH. Floors of Ford's Old Opera House Fall at Wash ington To-Day. 834 LUES IS DEADLY PERIL. Latest Roturns Say Twenty Men Are Known to Have Been Killed. AND FORTY BADLY HURT. The Building-Is That in "Which President Lincoln Was Assassinated. Ont of those perfect and reason-defy-7 'FI Ins coincidences of which there are so h I few In history was furnished this morn- Ins In the calamity at Washington S which occurred there while the funeral of Edwin n.ooih.w.! helnsr held In this, j' city. J The one memory that shadowed the Eg life of the great actor was made per il slstent by Ihe preservation of Ford's f I Theatre at the National capital. It was I ' In this theatre, one April night twenty if eight years ago, that John Wilkes Booth, yl brother of Edwin, shot President Lin- , eoln, giving him his death-wound. That if Is the building which fell to-day, and I ' most startllne and singular of all the j I ' circumstances connected with the catas- I L X trophe Is that as Edwin Booth's remains I. ft were being carried from the Little wJL Church Around the Corner and the J . tragedian was passing out of the midst l ' his friends and admirers forever, i " Ford's Theatre, whose awful shadow had been across the path of the actor during all his later career, should pass out of existence. i Its eftneement Is practically complete, f Ford's Theatre Is no more. j Psychical students will make much ll of this coincidence. Superstitious peo- 1 pie will rend of It with shuddering I dread and refer It to supernatural S i cause. Kenslll neople will simply won- I der at It. I V, WASHINGTON, June .-At 8.50 o'clock this morning, with dreadful crash, the floors of the old and lons-condemned Ford a Opera-IIouie bulldln?, the scene ef Lincoln's assassination twenty-eight years tgo, went down. i I They carried a great weight of Oov- eminent records, of the Army and Pen sion Departments, the building having been In use as the Rocords Division of the War Department. But, far worse, they carried also a human burden, about i 4M Government clerks having been em I ployed at desks In the structure. J The building stood In Tenth street, northwest, between E and F. First fears were that over a hundred lives had been lost. At 11.23, with the roturns still Incomplete, the actuality had developed Into twenty dead and forty badly Injured. All the Imperilled clerks were men. Following are some of the dead and Injured: SOME OF THE DEAD. GEORGE M, ARNOLD, clerk, col rad. JARVIS. II S. WOOD. HOWARD S. MILLER, Ohio. THE INJURED. Some of the Injured are the followlns: FRED CALVERT. CHARLES METCALF. 8. D. DEWEV, WILLIAM LECLTURE. F. N. TEST. KUQHLER. PENNINGTON AME. CHARLES R. MILLER. C. F. HATHAWAY. It. M. PATRICK. J. A. STEWART. F. F. SIMS, t LOUIS DUSAPV. O. N. MCLAUGHLIN. J. H. THOMAS. F. IJ. BMITIi. A. N. GERAULT. JtSTERLl.SU, of Fort Scott, Kan. 8HADBOLT. of Missouri, a col rl man, dangerously. it-i : !L-: VOIID'S OLD OPKHA-UOUSr. Policeman PODY, badly Injured after the accident. Building Had Been C'endemned. The building had been condemned a unsrfe and unsuitable for the purpose for which It was occupied for some time, but sentiment prevented Ita being pulled down. For a long time past, whenever a heavy loade wagon had gone by, the building seemed to sway backward and forward, as the clerks describe the sen- j satlon. I When the first rumbling warning of the approaching collapse of this morn ing came, the clerk on the third floor, to" the number ot eighty or a hundred, rushed to the windows and Jumped for the roof of a small building adjoining on the northwest side. Many of them es caped In this way. The reports of the disaster state that the first floor fell first, and that the other floors followed, the walls being so shaken and weakened as to be In capable ot sustaining them. JUMPED TO HIS DEATH. George M. Arnold, a colored clerk ap pointed from Vlrgl.ila, was seen at a third-story window. He was warned not to Jimp, but despite the protesta tions of numbers of people, he climbed out, and lowering himself from the sill, let go. He fell upon a covering at a lower door and slid off Into the cobble-stoned alley, striking on his head, Instantly killing him. His head was mashed to a Jelly, and the cobbles for a distance of several yards were bespattered with blood. A HERO IN BLACK. One of the bravest and most daring Incidents connected with the calamity was performed by a colored boy nine teen or twenty years of age named Basil Lockwood. As soon as the floors collapsed and the dust cleared away, reallilng the danger of those at the rear windows, who were wildly climbing out and calling for aid, he climbed up a large telegraph pole as I high as the third story, and lashed n j ladder to the pole, putting the other end In the window. By this means ten or 1 fifteen people were assisted down the ladder In safety. Assistant Secretary CSrant On Hand. Assistant Secretary Grant was one of the first officials to visit the scene of the disaster, and Immediately gave or I dcrs by telephone and mounted mcssen ' gers to the offlcers of the Department to render all possible aid. Gen. Grant said to a reporter, speak ing under pressure of great emotion : " I am appalled at the magnitude of the i disaster. It Is Impossible for me to eay anything as to the cause of the acci dent, for I know nothing of the condi tion of the building." Can., nl llie Accident. In other quarters It Is charged that the final collapsing Impulse was given ' to the weak old structure through the work of excavation which was betnj carried on preliminary to the establish ment of an electric light plant. One of the workmen on the plant, a colored mn, who was employed In ex cavating the cellar, and who escaped with only alight cuts, says: "I told them yesterday that the archway would fall, for every time any one walked over the floor It would bend. "I tell you, I was scared, and got out Just as quid; as I could. There were twenty men at work with me. 'Deed I don't know what became of them." This explanation of the cause of the accident la the only one advanced, but It seems somewhat strange, In view of the fact that the top floor gave way flrit, and the weight ot falling timber and furniture carried the second and first floors with It. Fortunately only the forward half of the floor gave way, the outer ends of the floors and the rear part of the structure remain ing. The walls did not fall. Soldiers to the frfnr. The news of the terrible disaster flew fast and crowds of people began hurry ing to the scene. Realising the need of clear working space for tho flrimen, who were quickly summoned, and for the various corps ot rcscpei's, Gen. Schotleld or- dered two troops of cavalry from Fort Myer. Just across the river, and two companies of Infantry from the arsenal, to the scene of the disaster, to I keep the crowds back. The Secretary of the Navy or- t dered out all the naval medical officers stationed here, and also opened the Naval Hospital to receive the Injured The Commandant at the Navy. Yard was ordered to render all assistance In his power. All the ambulances were ordered to the place and were kept busy removing the dead to the Morgue and the Injured to the hospitals. The Injuries, from the very nature of the accident, are of the severest character, crushed and broken Lo,.n'1 ,n,erna Injuries prevailing. I STORIES OF THOSE WHO ESCAPED Among those who escaped from the theatre by Jumping was Clerk James Stewart, who leaped from a second story window He was In the Surgeon General's ofllce. Mr. Stewart said there was a snapping noise, followed by a tremendous crash ing, as the third floor came down. He turned to se If he could render as sistance to any one, and saw the floor polng from under him. He had barely time to Jump. ClltTe Lowe, who was on the first I floor, heard the crash and started to run. , but was hi tand badly cut in the head. He pried himself out of the wreck with an Iron box. . T. S. Lowry and C. A. Huper were both at work on the second floor, and tell of the suddenness with which, after I the crash, they found themselves burled (in debris. Both struggled out, badly cut and brulssd. In less thnn an hour after, about twenty-five people had been taken out, and every few minutes thereafter some still form would be borne on a stretcher from the building. Tollce and army nmbu lmces, rabs. cnrrlages and vehicles of every description were preosert Into service for carrying away the dead and Injured, Scores of physicians volunteered their servlos. The Commissioners of the District took possession of the building and vie nlty In person, and helped direct the pollco and rescuers. LlWC0LS ASSASSINATION. The Terrible Event Whloh Made j Ford' Theatre Famous. The sad event which plunged a na tlon Into mourning, while It made the name of "Ford's Theatre" known to every household In Amerlee, occurred , on the night of April 14. 18S5. I Cheerful, a.d hopeful of the success of his broad plans for the kind treat ment of thepeople of the South, so re. cently Ms bitter enemies, he accepted Ithe Invltntlon of the manager ot the thatre to attend a performance of "Our American Coutiln," with Laura Keent , as leading lady. 1 With Mrs. Lincoln, Miss Harris, daughter of Senator Htrrls, of New York, and her afllanced lover, Major Rathboi.e. the President went to the theatre, entering the "Slate Hox," re. served for them, at .:o. The party was enthusiastically greeted by the au dlenee, and for an hour watched the performance Interestedly, little dream ing of the terrible tragedy to come. At 10 o'clock. John Wilkes Booth, a hot-headed young actor and grother of the great tragedian burled to-day, en tered the theatre. Producing a card telling a messenger at the door that the President had sent for him, the nssnasln was allowed to pass to the President's box on the sec ond tier, at the left of the state. (Julckly, yet quietly, boring a gimlet hole In one of Ihe box doors, he obtained a view of his Intended victim, who sat In an easy chair, nearest the audience, pulled a pistol and fired. As the President sank hack uncon scious, the assassin dashed Into the box, and drawing u long knife stabbed Major Rnthbone, who (-rippled with him. Then he leaned to the mare, nine feet, below, but his spurred boot caught In the folds of an American flag that draped the box, throwing him heavily to the stage and rpralntng his ankle. In fplte of his injury, however. Booth leaped to his feet, and Hiking theatric ally across the stn:e, brandished his bloody knife and shouted: "Hie semper tyrsnnlst The South Is avena-edl" IWore the audience realized what had happened, the murderer had er caped, only to be shot down, however, eleven days later. In a barn near Port Royal, by Sergt. Boston Corbett. President Lincoln was carried across , the street to the house of Mr. Peterson, 1 where he died at 7. the next monilnj. THE NEW W ARD LINES, Brooklyn Sunorvisors Oomploto the Now Apportionment. All Republican Wards Are Given Larger Population. Figures anil nrmnrtarj Llnei ai Sub mitted To-Day. The Committee of the Board of Bu pervlsors In nrooklyn, appointed to re apportion the Eighteenth Assembly District.- In Kings County, In obedience to the writ of mandamus obtained by the Republicans through a decision of the Court of Appeals, reported at a special meeting of the Supervisors to-day. The second apportionment of tho county differs from the first Inasmuch that the population In ell the districts hns Deen kept equal as near as practi cable, the advantase leaning a little towards the party In power. In the first apportionment the First District, represented by a Democrat, had a population of 22,000, and the Fifth District, represented by the only Republican, had a population of 102, 000. In the apportionment offered to-day the First District Is given a population nf 49,197, and tho Fifth a population ot 67.R33. In making the second spnortlonment the Committee have shifted the waid lines In such a nay that the Republi cans claim It will confuse voters In lo cating the polls at which to cast their vote. There was some question as to tho power of the Committee In taking liber ties with the ward boundaries but In the opinion of Lawyer Jesse Johnson, i acting for the Republicans, they had this right. Tho districts, by population and 1 boundaries, are as follows: I rirst DUtrlct-l'opulatlOD 43.107, lonniled lij Dint nitrr. llrlJge street, Fulton, Court (quart fuitl Atlantic athdu. Sucnna Dl.trlct l'opultalnn 63,07.1, lieunilM Vv Fulton, Court uiusre, Fltittmih uvnrme. Fourth iTfnuf, Duller street, Nrlru, nouRlass, Hon, Snckrtt, tv.urt stnet ami Atalimln avenue. Third District Iiricly Hcpuhllcnns pnniila- I tlon U.44U, Iwundrd by lent llllrr, Jlrlilff ' street. Myrtle mcuue. Prints street Jolmu street, Hudson avenue, Itnrninnd street. IMI. Tir street, Canton street, Portland avenue, Wathlnxton Tart:, South Portland nvenne, At-1 lantlc avenue, Wa.hlnjton avenue, Flushing avenus, aisithwekt corner ot the Navy Yard anil along Navy Yard to the East P-lver. Fourth nutrlct Population, 4S.044, lionnde hv Uaat Idler, Atlantic annus. Court street. Fourth place. Henry stroet, Colsa alrttt sad UnntHtm aenne. Fifth Dlstrlot-ropulatlon, 87,8.10, hounded hy Hmodway, Flushing arena, city line, Kent nvenne, Park avenue, Franklin avenue, Wi. loughhr avenue, nedford nvenne, !.afnvett ave nue, Clifton place, Claason. avenue, Fulton ave nue. Washington aenue, Wallalmit Canal to Wnllahout Iluy, Division avenue, Bedford ave nue, Wllsoq street, Lea avenue, Keap street, Msrer avenue. Term street, llarrl.on avenue. Division avrnus to Droadnay, taluL heguf t Blj'th District Population, 64.000, hounded hr non-anus Day, New Ulreeht, Prujpect nveuue, Slith avenue. Twcntr-thlrd street. Seventh ave nue, Twentieth strest, lnterseetlon of .Ninth avenue and Twentieth afreet to Twentv-Orst street, Ninth ateuue, Twentieth street, Tenth avenue, Tnentj-secoud street, to Flathu.h, and all th tonns therein. ... Kovsnth District Population 87.11B. bounded br Mjrtle avenue and Brides street. Trine, Johnson, Hudn avenue, to Mrrtle, Itaytnond, nollver. Clinton. Mrtle, Portland avenue, Wash InRton Park, Atlnntlo avenu, Washington avenue, Fulton street, Orraond pine. Putnim avenue, Franklin, n.incoek, Speneor place, Fulton, lied ford, lircvonrt place, Fmnklln avenue to cltr line, Flatlinsh avenue, Union street, Fourth avenue, Flitlm.h avenue, Flathuah avenue to Fulton, nrl'ls street, to heglnnlna. Ulthth District-Population P3.0M, lounded hv Cast P.ler and Hamilton avenu to Coles sireet, Henry, Fourth pl.tce. Co.irt street. Mr. kctt. novt. Doujla's, Nevlni. Under, lourthi ! avenu, First street. Onwanus t-cnal, to o- wanuv Pay. to Fnt nlver. Math District-FoplsM''n S1.8S4, hounded nr Iet Itlver and North Llghlh street In I'nlon avenue. North second street, Itodney. Proadivn, Dlvlilon avenue. Harrison aiennc, Penn street, Marry avenue, Keap, le avenu. TAIlson. nd-' fonl. Dil'.in. Kr.n niver to l.eslmilnir. Ti nlh Dl'trlet Population, 83.O00. bounded br Mouth Second and Rodney street., North Seintid, Union avenue, Drlxg airline, Van Prlt, Leonard, niehardson, Jleiker aienuo, Neion Creek, to Hue of Queens t'.iuiity. to Flushing avenu. Ilushnlck aienue, Ten Crek street, Union ave nue. South Hecifid street. ..,., . . i:ien!h Dl.trlct Population, 80,SI(!. Imunded by llodcers street and llrrudwaj to Flushing, Ba.hwIcU avenue, Ten Eyck street, Unlou me nus, South Howl street, Kodney street, to ''Twelfth' District Population. 54,711, bounded by Fnst niver and North Flahth. to Itnlon nv. nn, Drtsgs nvrnuc. Van Pelt avenue, I.mar.l street. Richardson, lleekr, Nentown Creek, to, EThlr?e'inth District-Population, M.IM. Iwf ' ed bv Kent avenue and Flushing, along Flushing to hmodway, Ofayntt avenue. Itedford to Wllloughby aienue, rranklln, to Park, Kent to point of beginning Fourteenth District-Population, 80 303. Fifteenth Dl.trlet-Poimlatlon, A0.M1, Fliteenlh DUtrlct- Population. MtM. Snventelicth District-Population. Sfl,T. Eighteenth District-Population, 88,850. The Republican districts may be told by the large poulutlonp. i i When Jess Johnson was seen by nn i "Evening World" reporter to-day he aid: , , , "The Supervisors have refused to let me see the apportionment until It Is paesed by the Supervisors, or to give , the Republicans a hearing, I "The plans are, 1 understand, almost , as unjust as th others. They have , muddled everything." j OPERATOR NESBITT ARRESTED. Uar Reveal the Conneotlon ot Tele graph Companies with Peol.Rooms. NEWARK, N. J., June . J. J. Nes-1 bltt, of 111 Vesey street, was arrested late last night on a warrant from Hud-' son County. Nesbltt Is a telegrapher, and has been employed by the Western , I'nlon Telegraph Company for three 1 years at Lancke's pool-room In llarrl rum. The rule of the Company has been that the pool-roomi muat pay the rent for the leased r.lrs every day, the, money being hended to the operator at , the close of business. The Company i now charges Nesbltt with having re ceived some of this money and falling to turn It over to the local manager, , Nesbltt denies the charge. The opinion' , here Is that Nesbltt will now reveal the 1 connection of the telegraph company , , with the pool-rooms. I nenv in Titn rniNTBiw ltrritp-tT. j Justice Itjsn, In the Tombs Court, to-dvy fined Jsmea Hsnrahan J.1 and advised F.arteader Klug, ot the rrlnters' Iletrrat, S Park How, is b less free In Ihe u cf a club. The men had been having a Hi ely Aaht, caused br a man ' named rinoerty, ho wanted a schooner sf beer I for nothing. I Visit Hum's Riverside" lountiln anil gt a class of i he flncit soda In l lie cits Hie 1 larreMt fcunttln anJ purest syrups In tha I Viille.d btkteil Kuta a, rid tu and 0th arc, V I The Sphinx Up to Date. '. ""I . 'v v.. . v He Would Relieve a Painful Anxiety by Naming the Collector of This Port. DESPERATE ESCAPE, Burglar John Moyer Breaks Out of the Tombc Pieces of His Bedstead and Its Coverings His Only Aids. First of All the Criminal! to Ac complish Such a Feat. It was learned this morning that John Meyer, a prisoner conflned la tba Tombs awaiting sentence on conviction ot burglary, made his escape between 8.60 and u.ao o clock last night by dlggtui; through too walls ot bu cell ana scaling the outer wall, lie has not jet been recaptured. Jleyer wna confined In cell 143 on the fourth or top tier in the old pmou. There, u no window except In the crated door, which opens Into the corridor. There Is, however, a ventilator about four Inches bleb by sixteen In length, which opens into the yard between tha lm atreot nail and the prison building. It Is a framo work of haiMncu Iron, and extended atout elht Inches Into the nail, which la nearly four feet thick and principally heavy btjne blocks laid iDtement. Through this excellent piece of masonry the desperate prisoner digged his way out to freedom, thus gaining tho notoriety ot being the first In the blttory of the celebrated prison to break through ill walls. I What renders the escape the more remark-' ble Is the crude inurumiats tho criminal utilized In the accomplishment oi what even Danny Drlbooll, the desperate Whjo chlof, j who was eiecuted for the murJcr of Beey 1 Garrlty, found to be a hopeless task even with a penect tooL Ibe tools used by Meyer consisted ot three pieces ot Iron that bad been wrenched from tho Iron framework of bis bedstead. They were the bracei between tho legs and aid not eten afford the advantage of a sharp edge, bring round and only about nve-elgbthi ot an inch In diameter. I An old tin spoon that was found la tbe cell Is also supposed to have been used In scraping out tbe cement, while the prying was done wllh the Impromptu crowbars. The hols made was large enough to admit the body of a man of aftO pounds. 'ihe task ruubt hate required at least three weeks, and In new of the heavy pieces ot stons, one of which was thirty-two Inches long by at Ira it fourteen inches In width, and thickness and weighed over 200 pounds It teems remarkable thai neither the day or night keeptr beard any suspicions noises. The large piece was tucked away In a corner where It could not Bo aeen from the corridor and the other pieces sad plasier were concealed la the corner under the bed. The mattresses and bed clothing bad been torn In shreds and twisted Into ropei, and the frame of the bed, with canvas Ins ead of alats, was pulled In front ot the hole, so tha: the watchman la making his rounds might not have his attention attracted by tne light which It admitted. Merer must have been la wait until Yard rolleeinan Laurence Lamb, who was on duty last night, passed cy his cell and then low. 1 ered himself to the ground. lie brought with him aaother rope and a piece el Iron, which he doubtless Intended in use as a bludgeon should any one attod In the war of his escape. This pleioot Iron was found this mort-lor, on the Ieonard sirevt aienue inside of tbe wall, just tutslJe of Mutton lc. K eon's office wludcw, in tho female prison, where Meyer' bad laid It down to climb up Into a Ilttlo shanty, 10 feet blgb, between tbe boys and tbe female prlaonars. lie must have reached tbe roof ot this structure with Uttlti difficulty, but there he was confronted by a dangerous feat. Along the wall of tbe female prison Is a sheet-Iron pipe leading to tbe roof. It looked frail enough, but tbe desperate criminal climbed It, and that rapldlr, for his footsteps on tho tin rnof ot tho shanty vtrro hoard by Matron McKeon and Ebo at once gave I be alarm. Meyer, It Is evident, had bis plans -all laid, and knew juat which way oxorded tho easiest avenue ol csoape. He knew that once he had ranched tbe root Ot tho female dormitory he could step down onto tbo copln; of the outer wall and lower himself with tbe rope be had provided him self with ti the sidewalk on Elm street, just around tbe corner from Centre and almost la the full flare of t be corner street lamps. It was 0 .'JO when Mrs. McKeevcr heard tbe footsteps on Ihe shanty rouf, and flvemlo. utes later Night captain John Orr was noti fied and began an Investigation. Night Watchman George fludel was hoisted up on the roof, but saw nothing auspicious. The nolso made by the keeper attracted Warden Fallon to the window of his resi dence, and he asked what tbe trouble was. It was then t'."3. Then It (courrcd to Matron McKeon that Immediately after bearing the noise on the Hhnnty roof she beard a noise as If aomo one was tcamperlng over the root of the ferrule pitson and Intesllgsllon In that quarter showed that tho prisoner had gone, leaving the evldor.ee ; of how bis escape had been accomplished. Tied to tbu water pipe was ono of tho ropes male ot tbe bed clothing Toe end nearly reached the sidewalk. Down this the bur glar had slid and made gcod his escape. William Fletcher was the night guard svnoso duty It was to patrol tbo corridor In wblcn Mr era's cell Is located, and to aee whether prisoners were all In their cells. : He told tho Warden that at o.ao he bad looked Into Meyers cell and that 'he was still there. Ihls tbe Warden says cculd not to so, for Meyer must hava left his cell between 0.12 snl 0.15, else he would hate been detected by the yard gunrd. Yard Guard Lamb failed to discover tbe rope dangling from Meycr'ocellon the second rottni after the escape and did not see It untl It was lound oul by tho Warden hltnsdf. None ot tbe keepers has as yet been sus pended, but thoke named "111 be called upon to in a Ho an explanation to tho Commls-iloners. HAD FIVE BATIKS. YET FAILED. And this Gfclcairoan's Aaaetn Are i Only $60,000. , CHICAGO, Junn 9.Jfrph Hljririot, prl?tt banitpp, at Hi Waiblostm itreel, ntid eperatlDS ton at Itiarutab, Sorrento, GlllMple and St. Ann, In tbtt fltM, baa smIciiM tn Ottori W, I Hi. -n. A flu. K'O.O-n); ltuhitlllra tnM fill mMfd. Tba atitfumrnl roTrrx alt tba tanks. t Tvourcrcn x nrmsn untit to live. NKWAUK, N. J., Jun P.- Co), Kt.nnr'K Hi,. prlntrn4nt of tb Kw Jtnejr fcariftj tcr tha rtf rent Ian f Cruelty to Animals thla tnnmtng nuifd the arreit ot Louta Drlukt, an Italian, o( in G-omt'i alley, tbl fit)', for Inhuman UMt rotnt of a brrae, A tirr tic- tor and an pxr?rt fcwueman tMtlfl1 tl'at tb ttrn drlirn y th? primer aa p.ot fit t I1ti, It alona mrl(, In' Italian wai fined Sl& aad bld for tbe Otand Jnry. nuvs sAii.oit ?ijit.s one. ri.riD( t1ar an1 HaturAif prMani ti terj hey a ratvliftma chol ratnpinion with tomlilna ttf5 lu k. lOSIIAM A LlVFiatOviL tLOTBINO Co. , inow TAT . And lwpra jor aopaia-sca, 1 ntXirraiiinat HI 1 Taraphlet fra. Tnisicciv l'o,,i49 l.toaJway, , ! h Str VTdW Sjairina. i lortudinff a no-maj dowc jitm, at Jimn Mo rnJ Turuttart Wnrvciui,yu iTt,,coCta it, triv ? s"itv . jjjjttAjfcjjyaiiUydBft DASTARDLY REVENGE, Chatham Looal ExDnna Almost Wreoked at Oroton Falls. Tho Would-Be Wrecker Coolly Watched the Crash. When Arrested Ha Confessed HI Crime, but Onva No Itensoa. CIIOTON FALLS, N. Y June dastardly attempt was made this morn ing to wrecit the Chatham local passen Ber expresa, bound for New Tork. This train leaves Croton Tails at I.O o'clock. It makes all tha lecal stops be tween Chatham and New Tork, and car ries a large number of paasencers. There were fully two hundred passensers on the train this mornlns when It left 1 Croton Falls. Conductor Samuel llanna wae In charge of the train, and Enflneer Outcher was In the cab. I When the train was midway between I Croton Falls and 1'urdy's Station, It suddenly ran Into an obstruction on the I track. Fortunately the train was not coins at full speed, as It was running on a section of the road where It Is the rule te run slow, on account ( the I grade. Knglneer Dutehrr did net see the utructlon. The first he knew of it waa 1 when his engine plowed Into It. The I crash nearly knocked him out ef the cab, and badly frightened the passen I gers. Many of them were thrown to the floor and received slight bruises. I The forward truck of the tnilne .was broken and the tender was smashed. , but no further damage was done. The smash-up occurred about 8.U o'clock. Investigation showed that some Iron bars had been piled on top of the fish-plates on the track, In a deliberate attempt to wreck the train. It wan a miracle that the train waa not derailed. Had It been, the loss cf life would probaly hae been great, for the train would have tumbled over the embankment. A m.in who was discovered near by was Immediately arrested by Constable Casey. M He rve his name as AVIllalm Cro tler. aged thlrty-tno. He confessed the crime, but would give no definite reason why he committed it. It Is believed, however, to have been done from motives of revenge. Crosier fancied he had a grievance axalnst the rallmad company, ('roller was lucked up to await a hear- I "f'he train consisted of five pasaenger i couches. There was a great deal of ex citement among the passenger when , the shock was felt, and loud expres sions of Indlcnallon were heard when 1 tin passengers were told that Crosier lis.il attempted to ditch the train. They were all grateful over their escape. ! After removing the obstruction an other locomotive was secured and tbe train went on to New Tork. Will Express Gratitude I WKaTCUESTIUt, June 0. The people of the lown of Westchester will show Itslr gratiuds to.Mr. Collls r. Huntlsglon for his gin to them of an endowed free library by I holding cert monies thla evening ana to-morrow sitrrnoon In the Library Halt T -bUbi . a large portrait of Mr. Iluntlngtoa, tTeurs4 I by puoilu subscription, will n unvsllsd. rhs hstt Tiat.i li'unre Is sltr (TSa.). ssstslrs 11.00. lisinunui.lt f. lIiiiit..D.r'sf. V iMi.Tr.rt NOUYMNiitn Aad a handssrn strsw er Mseklasv has wllh svevr bs:e to.uy and i.ni0riew, l.osimin a Livsar.'Ot Ci.otHivi Lo , ti Ueesrr, Uita l-stf at ustll lOx'clk. V I i-A.1 ,l-l.l , - LUST EDITION I EIGHT PAGES. fl THE BORDENS' AXES. I Witnoss Float's Story of Thoir Disoorery in the Dollar. ifl One Had a Rod Spot on the Blado ijH and Had Been Washed. yk Folios Oapt. Harrington's Interview" with Llxxle Dordeja, NEW DBDFQRD, Mass., June J. About one-half of the spectators In the .'.jalH court-house this morning were females. Bo persistent hare they become In tbelr '- attempts to get Into the eourt-roora that a barrier of itout boards has been "'41 built across two trees at the entrance t'il so that enly one person mar pais In at a time. 11 Miss Borden remarked te Deputy fH Sheriff Klrby, ene ef her guards In tbe dock, as she glanced about and saw the 'H swarm, that In some ef the house In th city th housework must be nes- Miss Borden waa In her seat at S.I5 this morning, and her counsel were on hand about the same time. Llxrle con- 7a versed with ex-Oov. nohlnson until Court opened, and appeared very much In f 'H earnest about something;. H Miss Borden thl mornlnai wore a sacque in th court-room; she did not watch tho testimony carefully, but was much Interested In Mr. Adams' x- 'x'jM amlnatlon of previous testimony and th 4f3H Inspection of several law-books. ssfl One of the thing talked about among Om spectator thl morning waa the bloody and partly burned handkerchief pro duced yesterday, said to be the one. Hr. Borden ware about her hsad while 'rH weeplne;, and whloh witnesses saw on the floor near th dead body,' It It believed an effort la to b made te con- 'y!H nect this with th charred parcel In the jH stave referred to In th reutlon' epenlng. 'cH rae first witness called thl rooming; was Assistant Marshal Fleet, and hi eross-examlnatlon by x-Oov. Robinson was resumed. He aald It wm a fact that he arrived at the Borden house before II e'deck. "t don't know," he said, "whether Allen .V waa there bfor that or net; when I K: went there first I went In th house br lm the beck door; looked In alt th roams ( downstair, upstair, Into Mrs, Berdtn'a 9, room, er th room where eh was lying;, and looked Into the closet; then went te Llssle' room; th door waa dosed. but I don't know whether It was Jeeked ;' j or not; I 'iad my flret talk with Utile t 9 , there; no officer was prteant, fll I " I want from that room down stain t then I went up te Mr. Borden' roam H'l It waa locked ; then up autre and to1 9 I nrldget's reom ; It we not locked : S I then I tried th ether attte room, end I found It was locked : then I went t the !M I j cellar and found Officer Mullaly and 91 I Devlne In the cellar ; I think; this was iJM I th time I found th,m there ; It might ijl I hava been another. ,$M I "Mullaly had some axe en the fleer '-S of the wash-room, twe of them and twe j9 I hatchet ; I don't know where they VJ came from ; I wai told by Mullaly after- Im'M I wards, that the hatcheU were taken f'M I from th middle cellar, en the south J I side ; the hatchets, I think, eame from jfl :1 ! th back part ef th cellar, one from "M i th chopping bloek ; the furnace was n I the paeeage way, further west towards S I ' the front of the house ; those hatchets itS I i were found near the chimney In the H I same box where the broke handled -pM I hatchet was found. HK HID A IIATCIIKT. Vjf I I "In the middle room there wa a six- I I foot pile of ashes near the chimney ' M and near the box where the hatchets M I 'were found. They were coat ashes, I cS'ai ! should say. t saw another pile. I think, m-m near th furnace. I put th claw- & M headed hatchet In the cellar room under ,i 'tW the stairs, behind soma boxes and a ' M "I went out Into th yard after I a 'M eame downstairs and then up In th , barn. I talked with air. Mors In th l 'M yard at that time, and then went Into J th house the second time, I went up- 'M stairs, and then It wa t had the inter- 4 lew with LUile In her room. That j 'M was when Dr. Bowen was there. I; " I afterwards searched theelothes closet ; then went down stairs and was .jH ' given the key to Mr. Borden' rom by I Brldgt ; then I went lnU th attle ; I V -M ' could not sar a t the roam being ti looked then ; th storeroom, n th 2J ' west end of the house, wa locked ; I cun't recollect whether Bridget' reera was locked. iM ' I searched all th room ; w did I I look In the trunk ; It was leekad. end . - w asked Bridget to unloek It ; w Just I ! leoked In, but did not disturb anything; .'' S there ; we looked Inte everything we I could look Into, but not' very closely ; , there wa some clothing la ene ef the ; rooms, but we didn't Uk It down ; Z H didn't dlsoover any blood en Bridget's ; dresse ; I did not look closely, and I i wouldn't say to-day titer was er there S wa not blood en them." H Q. What did yeu really leek at those , kH dresses fof ?" A. For bleed, er anything else. '1 Q,-An4 yet yeu didn't see anything t i'