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\Cith the wind blowing sixty miles an hour
-nfl an abnormally high tide washing over her,
.he submarine torpedo boat Fulton rested on
• c bottom of Pet)— Bay on Saturday night.
The six men who «mra in her emerged at 10
'clock yesterday morning, and declared that
they never spent a more comfortable night any
■tare. They were Rear Admiral John Lowe,
r S. N. (retired): Captain Frank T. Cable,
Mate John Wilson. Engineer John launders,
Electrician Harry H. MorriH and Boatswain
raarles IJorgh. At 7 o'clock an Saturday night
r«itaiTi Cable Closed the hatch of the Fulton's
conning tower, and the boat sank out of sight
45 about fifteen Peel of water. All night long
«jif lay there, having absolutely no communi
cation with the outside world, and utterly
ignorant of the fact that the fiercest gale of
forty years was sweeping over Pecontc Bay.
The test was made to demonstrate the truth
of the contention that the air in the Holland
submarine boats is sufficient in quantity and
quality to enable their crews to remain under
Bats' for practically an indefinite period. The
-i?e na::-' • as going down in the boat are the
boat 1 crew, with the exception of Rear Admiral
Lowe. who went as a guest of the company.
Food to last all night and bedding enough to
sake all comfortable were placed in the boat,
gad the men took turns standing watch. Four
Sour watches were kept.
Captain Cable said yesterday that the demon
s~atloii far exceeded hi.-= expectations. Not only
hie it ■ perfect success, but it showed the pos l
pities of the boat to be practically unlimited.
Fcsr flasks of compressed! air were taken down.
id it was figured that much of it would have
ts be -.:-.■ i before morning. On the contrary,
the flasks were not opened at all. and all of their
contents that was used was the small leakage
from one of them.
Early yesterday morning, when the gale be
gan. Captain Cable noticed that the gauge indi
cated an unusual depth. He did not know
ivhether the tide was higher than usual or the
Folton was sinking into the sandy bottom.
Then the boat arose the wharf was under sev
eral feet of water.
Rear Admiral Lowe said that the conditions
during the test were wonderful. He regarded
tie demonstration as perfect, and thought that
the length of time that the Fulton could re
■■hi under water was limited only by her
capacity to carry food for her crew. Admiral
Low* served forty-three years in the navy be
fore Us retirement. He said yesterday that
the air in the Fulton was perfectly normal all
Bight. He slept several hours, and it was a
perfectly natural steep v
The crew of the boat 'corroborated tie state
ments of Captain Cable. Mate WBson expressed
a desire to <po below at once, upon noting the
weather when the Fulton came to the surface.
During the night the boat was heated by elec
tricity from the storage batteries which fur
r'shed the light and the power to move the boat,
bad it become necessary-
"While the Fulton was on the bottom, utterly
tmeonscious of the terrific gale which was blow-
I ing overhead, the crew of the torpedo boat
j-TVinslow was having a hard night's work. The
iifiiMaiii. of which Lieutenant Arthur Mac-
Arthur Is commander, was moored near the
place where the Fulton went down. She rolled
and pitched heavily in the storm. The Adder.
■Wca is being lilted out for service in the navy.
passed through the blow with no trouble. The
yacht Giraldi. owned by the Holland Torpedo
' Boat Company, was moored to a wharf near by.
She was torn from her fastenings and had to
get up steam. Aboard her were E. B. Frost,
vice-president and manager of the Holland com
pany, and a number of guests. Among the lat
ter was Lieutenant Ralph Spear, of the navy,
who inspected the building of the Adder, and is
| now watching the construction of the Shark
and the Moccasin at Lewis Nixon's shipyard
' at Elizabethport, H. J.
Mr. Frost and Lieutenant Spear were in the
party that saw the Fulton go down, and they
■■C watching for her reappearance when she
cane to the surface. Bath were highly eiated
tver the demonstration.
' The Fulton Is owned by the Holland Com
?ar.y. and was built for its private use. It is
°* the exact size and model upon which the
Adder her sister submarine boats are being
■feaated and fitted out. Their length is
f=irty-four feet, beam ten feet and displacement
aoout sixty-five tons. The Adder will be the
first tun-:- I over to the government. Work on
her will be finished, it is expected, within a
month. The government boats will carry fifty
nine cubic feet of air when submerged, com
pressed to a pressure of two thousand pounds
» tie square inch. It was roughly figured
rday by Captain Cable that, in view of the
**nlts shown by this demonstration, six men
3513 live for eight months under water in the
? c!ton.
I" an interview with a Tribune reporter Rear
Admiral Lowe said:
"It is a long story or a very simple one.
*»"b«>n we went down I assisted Captain Cable
io making an inspection of the ship. Then I re
**<. While the crew played cards and read.
Every few hours I was awakened, and made in
£Pections of the conditions.
"Early this morning Captain Cable called my
attention to the pressure gauge, which indicates
'&* depth. It showed that we were lower in the
*"*ter than at high tide last night, when we
submerged. There was nothing to show us why
it was, hut a little while later I noticed that the
v? ' r, as we saw it through the deadlights, was
v *ry dirty, and I imagined that a storm was
blowing. There was no rock or roll of the ves
>"■ to indicate what was going on."
Continuing, Rear Admiral Lowe said that the
*•'!■ in the boat was as clean and pure as in a
us« or in the cabin of a yacht. "Not once."
added th» Admiral, "did I notice any sign of bad
air. pa 5 or other impurity. Considering that we
<sid not draw on the tanks at all. I consider this
!? wonderful. It upsets all the theories of the
Physicians and scientists, who tell us that what
*♦" did last night was impossible. I was very
critical all night, and nothing escaped me."
Mr. Frost said that no more had been accom
plished than he expected.
"England sealed up one of our boats in a
dock and kept her crew in there for twelve
hours," said Mr. Frost. "That is the reason we
fixed fifteen hours for our demonstration. It
could just as well have been fifteen days."
Captain Ceble heard this remark, and said
that if the food could be provided he would un
••r'ake to stay under water so many days or
*«•* experts present united in calling attention
to the seagoing; qualities of the Fulton and the
Adder, as shown during the gale which pre
vailed until night. Neither of the submarine
boats was affected by the sea or the wind.
Other boats, of twice their tonnage, rolled and
tossed so that they had to got under way and
seek a sheltered harbor.
The longest time that any submarine boat had
been under water heretofore fn the United States
was three hours. Lieutenant Harry Colwell
kept the Holland submersed as long as that In
the Potomac last year. The Fulton had never
been under longer than about twenty-five min
utes, when she made a two mile run submerged
a few weeks ago.
Speaking of his experience, Captain Cable said
he thought that the last barrier to the ac
ceptance of the Holland type of boat as avail
able for use in lime of warfare was removed.
It had been conceded for a long time that the
boat could successfully discharge a torpedo with
reasonable accuracy. Objection had been made
that the boat was not seaworthy, and that the
air could not be breathed for a lons time with
safety to the men. Captain Cable said he felt
sure that the problem of air was one easily
disposed of, but he did not expect such a won
derful demonstration as that which followed the
submersion of the Fulton. %
When the boat went under 1 water there was
no sea on, and almost a dead calm prevailed.
When she came to the surface a pale of great
velocity had lashed the waters of Peconic Bay
into a "furious sea. Through it all the Fulton
was not disturbed at all. A glass filled with
water lost none of its contents during the en
tire time that the boat was below. Compared
with the Winslow, the Giraldi and other larger
boats. Captain Cable said that the Fulton
needed no higher testimonial of her seaworth;-
The Adder has little of her machinery In her.
and is much higher out of the water than the
Fulton, yet she gave no evidence of being In a
rough, choppy sea.
Lieutenant Spear said that in such weather
the Fulton could torpedo a dozen battleships
with perfect safety to herself. He gave It as his
opinion that the torpedo boat could not be Been
running on the surface at a distance of one
hundred yards from the object of attack.
Mrs. Cable, wife of the Fulton's commander,
witnessed the sinking of the boat. Her hus
band waved good night to her as he closed the
tower. Yesterday morning she said that she
slept soundly, having absolutely no .fear of the
outcome of "the test At their boarding house
Mrs Cable had breakfast ready for her husband
at 10:30 o'clock, and he was there promptly to
claim it. _ , ...
\ delegation of foreign naval officials will
watch the Fulton perform within a few days,
find preparations will then he made to take the
boat to Washington for the winter. There dem
onstrations will be made in the Potomac River
as may be desired for the purpose of acquaint
ing members of Congress and naval officials
with the boat To test further her seagoing
qualities Captain Cable will take the 1-ulton.
from New-Suffolk to Hampton Roads under
her own power. That will be the longest trip
ever attempted in a submarine.
Lieutenant Mac-Arthur, who is to tatce com
mand of the Adder upon her completion, was
deeply Impressed with the result of the sub
mersion test as it is called. He compared it
with what has been done with the French sub
marines, and pronounced the American boat far
ahead of ail others.
Lieutenant. M .-Arthur was under orders to
take the Winslow to Newport. R. I . yesterday,
but was prevented fiom doing so by the Kale.
He said after the Fulton came to the surface
and he heard The report of Rear Admiral Lowe
and Captain Cable, that he would not have
hesitated to comply with the order had he com
manded the Adder. Instead of the Winslow.
\fter being in the boat under water for fifteen
hours, the crew of he Fulton worked all day
ve^terday as they had worked Saturday, and
at*ni~ht'none of them felt the slightest ill effect
from the part he had taken in the remarkable
Charles Bergh, boatswain of the submarine
torpedo boat Fulton, performed a most remark
able feat of daring yesterday at New-Suffolk.
Long Island. It w.hs shortly after he left the
Fulton, after being under water all night. A
fierce gale was raging, and the tide was bo high
that ther~ was thrt.- feet of water in the streets
of New-Suffolk. Three large sloops had 1 n
driven ashore before the gale, and the crowd
of .spectators on the Holland Torpedo IJoat Com
pany's wharf noticed what appeared to be a
large pile driving toward the G. B. Bransford,
si-., one of the sloops that was ashore.
The Fulton'a crew recognized that the drift
ing object as a WUtehead torpedo dummy,
weighing N4<» pounds. They .saw It when it was
less than fifty feet from the sloop, which it
would have completely wrecked.
Various schemes were suggested to save the
sloop, but B«-rgh acted In a way that startled
his mates. Hampered as he was by his over
coat and rubber boots, be jumpH overboard,
foueht bis way to the torpedo and reached It In
time to prevent It from striking the Bransford.
He steered it safely ashore, where It was hauled
Cram the water. It had been floated from the
wharf by the high tide. Bergh has followed the
water for years, and modestly refused to ac
cept any remuneration for what he had dune.
Shortly afterward a sailor on the torpedo boat
Winslow. which is on duty at the Holland sta
tion carried a line through the water to moor
bis boat more securely. He had to be hauled
aboard by his mates, who threw a line around
his waist.
Paris. Nov. 24.— The jubilee of the scientific debut
of M. Pierre Marcellin Berthelot. the chemist,
•was celebrated to-day in the grand amphitheatre
of th» Vnivereity of the Sorbonne, which was filled
to overflowing' with notabilities from the scientific
and political worlds. M. Lotibet was present, sur
rounded by the members of the Cabin-it, members
of the diplomatic corps' and many representatives
of foreign scientific bodies.
M Georges Leygues. Minister of Public Instruc
tion pronounced a eulogy of the labors of M.
Berthelot. and described the ceremony as a na
tional f?te. «- _
President Loubet presented to M. Berthelot a
commemorative medallion, and embraced him amid
gTtat enthusiasm.
Furls. Nov. 24.— One of the finest site? In Paris
has become American property. It is announced
thai in* Kqultabl* Lire Insurance Company has
uequir^d the plot of ground on the corner of the
Boulevard ces Capualnca and the Rue de la Palx,
overlooking the Grand Opera House, where they
Intend to build. Introducing: the latest American
methods of construction.
Colon, <'oloml'!a. Nov. 24.— The Colombian
gunboat General Pinzon arrived In this harbor
at !>:.'sO o'clock this morning.
As a result of an exchange of notes between
the United States gunboat Machlas and the
Genera] Pinzon. Ignacio Follaco, commanding
the Pinzon, which has six hundred men on board,
has officially Riven notice to the American. Brit
lph and French warships now \tt th^ harbor
that he intends to bombard Colon at noon to
morrow (Monday), thus Rivhie twenty-four
hours' notice.
The various consuls are giving notice to their
respective fellow citizen? that refuge may be
had on board the warships.
To bombard the town of Colon it is absolutely
neof-fSRry to fire across the railroad tracks, and
the railroad employes *HI probably refuse ti>
v (irk.
Lieutenant Commander MoCrea. of the Ma
chias. is the senior naval officer, and he awaits
instructions from Washington regarding the
threat to bombard.
There Is mu'Mi excitement in Colon.
The afternoon passenger train, which should
hay» arrived here at rt o'clock, had not arrh'd
at 8.
The Pinzon will not be permitted to land the
troops she is carrying, if such an attempt is
made the Liberals assert they will tire on them.
It In thought the landing of government troops
from th- wunboat sh6u!<* ix» caaoted up ti>--
Chagres River, in the direction of Gatun Sta
tion, and at a point about five mll*u from Colon,
or on the beach Booth of Colon, where lighting
would be permissible.
Bettor Delarosa, secretary to iifn^ral Domingo
Diuz. arrived h^rf yesterday. Generals lii.iz
and I.ugo are expected a( Colon shortly.
The capture of Colon by the Liberal forces Is
already knn«ii at SavaniHa, and doubtless at
Brf-ast".orks ore V.einer erected In the public
thoroughfares of Panama. The townsfolk in
the vicinity of th< >•• ar< hastily removing to
Kaff-r plac.H. All persona known to be Liberals
are arrested on sight. Th. government has de
clared its Intention to contest every Inch of
pround if an entrance to the city is effected.
Jt If reported that some seventy who W r
wounded .-it Perequito were landed on the Island
<.f Taboga, facing Panama Harbor, to av< Id
creating alarm in Panama. Taboga la about
eight miles from Panama.
The government is very anxious that marines
Bhould be landed from the United States battle
ship lowa, but Captain Perry, her commander.
has not complied with this request
The Boyaca returned to Panama a second 1
time yesterday afternoon, with General Alban
and a few men. The government claims to have
efr^cted a landing at Chorrera, routing the en
emy and recovering all the prisoners previously
reported taken, with the exception of two
Among the number recovered, according to the
government version, is the Alcalde of Taboga
The Liberal version of the incident is that th ■•
Alcalde was afraid lo litfht. and wh^n captured
ofTen-d Domingo Diaz, the Liberal leader. $1,000
If be would release him: thnt the offer was ac
cepted, and that the Alcalde was allowed to K>>
after giviiiß his word of honor not to attempt
to escape. The Liberals also assert that General
Alban effected a landing at Chorrera after the
T.lberuls had withdrawn to Join the Liberal
forces marching to the Empire Station.
It is asserted that the steamer Darien, which
the Liberals recently captured from the govern
ment, escaped the Boyaca under cover of ni«bt:
but it is generally believed that she went to
Tumaco some time ago.
The government asserts that the Chorrera
troops are momentarily expected at Panama and
that on their arrival there preparations will be
made to attack the Liberal advance guard, and
that these will not cease until Colon has been
Great hopes are entertained that the news or
the capture of Colon will Induce the authorities
at Barranquilla to send big reinforcements to
land at Colon and annihilate the enemy.
It is reported that the Liberal gunboat Almi
rante Padilla, with General Herrera on board,
left La Libertad. San Salvador, November -1.
bound for Panama.
The United States gunboat Concord. Com
mander Harry Knox. arrived at Panama yes
terday. . ' '■'■ .
Colon has become a red city, being In Liberal
hands. A large red flag bearing the words
"Patria y Übertad" is flying at the Cuartel.
Constantinople. Nov. 2».-Mr. Dickinson, the spe
cia- cimatlc agent of the United States who ha
I ivernool Nov. 24.-The Cunard liner Umbria.
Long Branch, N. J.. Nov. 24.— 1n one of the
fiercest Vand most damaging northwest storms
that baa visited this section of the New-Jersey
coast for many years, which raged with terrific
force along the shore alt through Saturday
night, the full rigged ship Flottbek. thirty days
out from Plymouth, England, was driven ashore
at Monrnouth Beach soon after midnight. A
few hours later the tug Robert Haddon, which
had the ship in tow until Its rudder was swept
away, struck the iron pier at Long Branch and
was literally pounded to piece?.
The crew of the Flottbek. numbering twenty
four men. and that of the Haddon. numbering
prven. were saved by heroic work on the part
of volunteer life savers. The crew of the Flott
bek is safely housed in No. » Life Saving Sta
tion, while the crew of the tug Is being cared
for. The Haddon picked up the ship yesterday
afternoon about dark. All went well until late
In the evening, when the wind attained a veloc
ity of forty to forty-live knots. The tug was
unable to make headway, and the two began to
work In toward the shore, despite their efforts.
Their danger was seen from the shore, and the
life savers prepared to help them as soon as
they were close in. The crow of the tug. realiz
ing that it was Impossible to keep the ship out
to sea and that the only chance of saving the
tug was to let the ship go, cut the hawser.
The ship drifted rapidly toward the shore and
•truck well up and close in at a point favorable
for work on her. About the time the tug cut
away from the ship the former lost her rudder
and became helpless in the heavy wind and
aeas. she went before the gale lik<: an arrow,
<!p.-t- to the shore, and momentarily threatening
iq run upon the beach, She brought up against
-lb\j it^n pier with v terrific crash about half
way In, and Immediately began to pound against
It The crashing was heard above the roar of
the waves by Louis Chasey. a fisherman, -who
was at work on the shore getting his boat up
out of the reach of the breakers.
He rushed to the nearest telephone and tried
to connect with No. ' station, but the crew was
already out helping the ill fated Flottbek, so
there was no response. He hurried to the houses
of some of 'he other fishermen and got them
out on the beach In a hurry. With a long rope
they went out on th.- pier to rescue the crew
of the tug It was an exceedingly difficult task
to hold the- tug fast to the pier long enough to
take the men off. Bach wave, as it receded,
carried the Haddon away from the pier, and
then as the next came rolling shoreward, the
heavy vessel would be carried on Its ciest until
I dashed against the piling under the pier or
against the steel work.
Each time the tug dashed against the pier the
fishermen would cast the rope over her. and the
„,..,, on board the tug would try to grasp it. It
required quick action, and time after time the
rope was missed and the tug was carried away
from the pier. The rope would then be hauled
up and coiled for another casting, and as the tug
came close to the pier it would again be thrown.
If the throw was too soon or too late, another
return of the tug had to be awaited. When one
of the sailors caught the rope, he simply clung
to it while the fishermen hauled him over the
Bide or the pier to safety. The work had to
be done rapidly, and before the tug again re
turned to pound against the pier, else the man
would meet a worse fate than drowning, that
of being crushed between the tug and the pier.
it was a miracle that all the men were saved.
They were all badly bruised and cut.
Meanwhile the Flottbek had been looked after
by the life savers. The distress signal had been
Been by the crew of Station No. 4. in command
of Captain James H. Mulligan. At 12:30 o'clock
the ship was within eight hundred feet of the
shore Captain Mulligan tired a shot from the
gun but the line went over the ship. Another
shot : was fired, and still a third, before the line
landed on the vessel's deck. Ready hands on
the ship made the line fast, and the breeches
buoy was sent out. One after another the sailors
got into it and were hauled ashore. At times
the waves enveloped them, and hid them from
the sight of those on shore. Only the tugging
and heaving on the line told that they were
there In half an hour from the time the flrst
mere, an tired a all the men had "^ r ' safely
HOB 6 Company opened up their h.adquaiters
a T d he^hi e p nV^ruck iT^on, so that the
wo T r h k\vas P c,mparative.y easy. ,m *^g £
ship was not so great as to interfere with the
will' probably be beaten to pieces unless the
= abate* soon She does not seem to be
Such in urld ,t,w, and will be high and dry at
Tow tide 3 so that the wreckers can work on her
"TlircVeroTrheTug- Haddon consisted of Cap
fiin Joseph I Starks. Frederick Landon, mate:
M ,rk PHev engineer; William Brown, steward;
John McDonnofl land Matthew Smith, firemen.
il T^^Flott^k'ls'o'fSft'ons. and was built
for Knoir "ft Burkhardt. of Hamburg, at New
cartte"on-Ty^e. nine years ago. She .was loaded
with 200 tons of arsenic and 1,300 tons of china
and Pipeclay consigned to New-^ork firms.
Rome. Nov. 24.-The Right Rev. Nicholas Chrysoa
tom Matz. Bishop of Denver, Col., left Rome to
day It appears that. although he. has often spoken
of 'the disadvantage of his German nationality in
a diocese largely Irish, and has "pressed a desire
to resign the Vatican has never entertained the
Idea of asking htm to retire. -V . the Eal t V™*' if
he should per«iFt in such a wish, the A atlcan is
willing -to transfer.; nun; to another diocese or to
nominate him as a titular Bishop.
A htirricane swept over Westchester, the Long Island short and the Jen pj
coast on Saturday night doing grcart damage on sea and land. Vessels were
torn from their moorings, landed high and dry in r-treet> or on the shove casl on
rocks or blown <»v to sea. after rnmihig down other craft.
The country estates of wealthy New-Yorkers along the shore in \\ estchestcs
suffered severely, and clubhouses and hotels in the same section were torn from
their foundations, tmroofed or damaged in other ways.
Similar conditions prevailed in New -Jersey, where, in some instances, people
were imprisoned in their houses by floods.
Railway train- and trolley cars in the sections covered by the hurricane
were forced to cease running on accouni oi washouts, nndeTnrined tracks and
destroyed bridges.
In the city the tide rose higher than has been known m many years. Lam
Ivino streets along the river front- were submerged for Mock-, and many eel
lars^vere flooded- Pa-senders had to i>e landed by rafts from some steamers
The rapid transit tunnel was considerably damaged, and the work will be some
what impeded.
With a wild rush of devastation the northeast
gale, which .- forty-eight hours had been bowl
ing along the Atlantic Coast at the rate of fifty
miles an hour, settled on Manhattan, and for
twelve hours Saturday night and Sunday morn
ing held undisputed sway over the waters of
New-York Bay. Ferryboats were unable to
reach their piers, barges were wrenched from
their moorings and set adrift and the low lying
shore was covered by the highest tide known in
this city in many years
On shore the storm king was equally supreme.
Early on Saturday night the drizzling rain
which had persisted throughout the day sud
denly took on a new and violent character. The
wind, which had steadily freshened in the after
noon, became a raging hurricane. Rain fell in
torrents, and the streets became rivers of Mack
water, which swirled angrily against the curbs.
Late wayfarers were almost lifted from their
feet by th» violence of the storm, hats were
whirled into the streets, umbrellas were sud
denly wrenched out of people's hands by the
wind, and at Fifty-ninth-st. a woman was
blown off the sidewalk and carried under the
wheels of a passing wagon.
During the early morning hours great trouble
was caused the ferryboats, the tide flooding the
pier slips and preventing the boats from land
ing. Passengers from the Fall River steamer
Priscilla were obliged to land In hacks, so high
was the tide, and even these vehicles proved
unsatisfactory. as the water row above th*
.-eats and threatened to swamp them. Rafts
mad* of barrel staves MI also used to land
the passengers.
About * Jr. yesterday morning- a barge was no
tired in a dangerous position off Sixty-eighth
st Three men could be plainly seen huddled in
the stern and constantly being drenched by the
waves that broke over the boat. The lireboat
Zopnar Mills was called to her ***%?£%££
after several hours o£ work sue; led in i> m v
ing her from her dangerous position.
In the East River also the tide reached a ret
ord breaking height. The Boys' > »^
ii • Island waa submerged to a depth ol o* ■
t I f. . m Wards island six bathing pa
vUtom Were wrenched from their moortass and
■on "rt"d int., kindling wood l by th- «m P ht>
current which passed through He" Gate. At its
inland which iwuailj towen far above the
W For hours the Sixth and Eighth aye. cars were
unable to run below Canal-sU as the water
backed up in the seven and flooded the power
h0,,".. Vt X.. 13 Fror,t-st. The Broadway cars
"ere delayed at Wall-st. by the blocking up of
a sewer In Varick-st. the pavings had been
taken up and Hie homes on the crosstown line
floundered up to their knees in the muddy
The most serious damage done by the storm
v -as along the line of the new rapid transit
tunenl. All along the line work will be con
siderably impeded by the tons of dirt and roc*
washed Into the excavation. Near the Harlem
River, where the tunnel is to go under the river,
the water flowed Into the trench and completely
rilled it. The contractors yesterday estimated
that $10,000 was the extent of the damage there.
Along West-st. many cellars were flooded, and
considerable loss was suffered by the saloon
keepers, grocers and marketmen of that neigh
borhood. A restaurant at No. 165 West-st. was
so completely surrounded by the high tide that
its owner could not get out to it during the
A number of minor accidents occurred. Along
Broadway several windows were blown in. At
One-hundred-and-th!rty-nfth-st. and Lenox-ave.
a billboard fifteen feet high and over two hun
dred feet long was blown over into the street.
Late in the afternoon the storm rested on Its
laurels, and the velocity of the wind dropped
from fifty-two to thirty-six miles an hour. The
total rainfall at noon yesterday was over two
The firemen who were summoned to a fire at
the ambulance .stables at One-hundred-and
twentieth-st.. yesterday morning-, were treated
to a nerve racking spectacle. The ambulance
stahles are near the One-hundred-and-twen
tieth-st. pier, on the East River, and about one
hundred yards from the Harlem Morgue. When
the firemen arrived on the scene they found
two feet of water in the stable from the high
tide. In this flood casks of unslaked lime were
sizzling and steaming.
As the firemen waded into the water they were
horrified to see several coffins floating about.
As the danger from the fire was slight, the fire
men at once turned their attention to the rescu
ing of the coffins. This, proved a difficult task,
however, for the coffins were floating close to the
casks which contained the lime. A grappling
hook was rigeed up. and with it the coffins were
pulled out of the fire to the stable door. Here
eight men waded in. seized them, and lifted them
carefully out. When the water had been poured
out of the boxes, the rescuers found that they
were empty. Later it was learned that the cof
tins intended for use in the Harlem Morgue were
stored in this stable.
The fire loss on the stables was under No***.
Mentone. Nov. 24.— At a meeting of the Munic
ipal Council of Roquebrune last night. M. Orsini,
one of the councillors, after a heated discussion,
drew a revolver and shot dead M. Slgaut, the
Deputy Mayor, dangerously wounding also the
Mayor and the Mayor's brother, who had tried
to arrest Orsini. The latter escaped. '
The «r#-u \merican remedy for O<->u£h»— : :
A northeast sale, blowing at the rate of sev
enty-five miles an hour, raged over Long Island
Sound on Saturday and yesterday morning, and
did damage to the extent of $'.'**).<**) along the
northern shore. At City Island. New-Rochelle.
Larchmont. Orients Point, Davenport's* Neck
and Premium Point the shore was strewn with
wreckage, and old residents say it was th •■ worst
storm seen in forty years. It is feared, when all
reports are in, that they will show that a num
ber of lives have been lost, as several yachts
have not been accounted for. The big country
estates of wealthy men on Davenport's Neck.
Premium Point and Orienta Point were badly
damaged by the great combers, whirl ruined
high retaining walls and flooded Italian gardens.
while the cellars of many houses near the Sound
were flooded. At City Island the storm was so
.severe that yawls and catboats were torn from
their moorings and dashed on the City Island
and Westchester meadows far inland. The dam
age to yachts and hotels at City Island alone M
estimated at $10O,0«>«>.
The Xew-Rochelle Rowing Club was damaced
to the extent of Sl..".»x> by the wind, which lon
off a new addition and tossed it in pieces fifty
feet away. The ti-1 was M hish that the floor
of the clubhouse was flooded to the depth at
three feet, while great rollers knocked out all
the windows on the lower floor and greatlv
danTaßed a number of sculls which were stored
on the floor
TIM New-Rochelle Yacht Club house, on Har
rison Island, was also affected by the wind,
which moved the -astern side of the buiMin?;
half a foot out of place, while the floor? were
heaved up in the centre.
The Peggy, a 4"Moot yawl, which cost more
than J5.00D. owned by F. S. Hastings, a son-in
law of K. C. Benedict, the banker, at Green
wich, lies a wreck on the rocks of Hud.--
Park at New-Rochelle. She had been brought
from Greenwich to Echo Bay last week. where
<=he had been anchored preparatory to kenaj
Placed on the ways in Larry- Huntingtor/s
shipyard. The Peggy had never .been beaten in.
lne 4t»-foot class, and was considered the fastest
yacht of her class on the Sound. Her hollow
"boom was snapped in «wo as thought it was a,
clay pip-stem, white her cabin an-i hull were
•rushed in and damaged almost beyond repair.
The cabin catboat Tom Cod. owned by T. H.
Davis, of New-Rochelle. was carried half a mite
down the Sound and then blown on Potter' 3.
Hill, thirty feet above the Sound level.
The retaining wall surrounding the estate off
Howard N. Potter, on Davenport's Neck, was
damag-d to the extent of $*.<*», while the cel
lar of M. Turner's house, on the Neck, wa*
tilled with water.
The hennery and duck house owned by C,
Oliver Iseiin. on Echo Island, opposite his Pre
mium Point house, wa? washed into the Sound..
and all of Mr. Iselin's imported stock of poultry!
was drowned. Mr. Iselin's Italian wardens
were badly damaged, while the bridge connect^
ing the island on which his house la was flooded,,
and for hours he was cut off from reaching th» (
mainland. His private dock and float were car-,
ri TT d he° poUer house. occupied by H. P. Wickes..
Th- Potter ho-.se. seeaafcd by H. F wi-kes*
facing Keho Bay. was caught in the thick of th*
storm, and the water washed into the house,
flooding the dining room and filling the cellar.
The storm centre seems to have been at City»
Island, the shore front of which is a mass of*
wreckage. The wind blew there eighty miles an
hour. Yesterday morning, when the residents
awoke they found the highways leading to the
place covered with from two to four feet or
water. What was left of the old city Island
bridge which vas being removed awtaft to thai
construction of a new steel structure, was com
pletely carried away. The water also filled th*
horsecar stables and washed away the tracks, so'
that the novel scene was witnessed of peo
pie going to church in rowboats. In some place*
the water on the highways was so deep that th»
mounted police from the West Chester station*
found it up to the bodies of their horses. Th*
heaviest damage was done to the shipyards and;
hotels. At the Jacob?. Hawkins. Woods and-
Robinson shipyards boats and pleasure craft
were blown from their ways and moorings and
stranded on the beach.
The cup winner Columbia, it is reported. waA
blown from her ways at the Hawkins yard and
had a hole stove in her. At Robinson's yard *-
steamboat owned by Thomas Burns, of .he De
partment of Highways, was torn from the ways
and left on the beach, where she was hopelessly
wrecked. A large bark, the name of whicl ««»J
not be learned. is reported to have been blo^rt
ashore at Harts Island. Communicat^n w th
fhe inland has been cut off. and it IMII **
earned whether or not any lives were lost
Other smaller boats are strews along the b;a<-h.
and on the salt meadow;, all the- way from,
Larchmont to City Island.
While the gale was at its height at City Island
the home of Mrs. Klause. on the point, was torn
from its foundation and carried away. Mrs.
Kiause and her three sons were in the bui'dir.?.
and when they beard the beams cracking* they
took warning, and got out Just in time to save
themselves. Woolley's Hotel, near by. was also
washed from its foundation?, and the pavilions
around it were wrecked Other hotels i that sot*
tered damase at City. Island were the Uac«?

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